By Daša Drndic
This is like a fairy tale, all this. A woman meets a stranger who tells her her identity is a lie. 772 (or 789) children's brains rest silently in jars. A traveller comes to a quotidian city, unknowingly approaching her past. From the author of Trieste (shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize) comes this bedazzling kaleidoscopic novel, stitching together fact and fiction, history and memory, words and images into a heart-breaking collage that manages to look askance at the blinding horror of history. Ranging across themes of memory, loss, inheritance and storytelling, Drndic borrows from every tradition of writing to weave together a fragmented narrative of love and disease, in a novel that's very format raises penetrating and unanswerable questions about history, and the processes by which we describe and remember it.
One Good Reason
By Susan Stairs
A gripping human drama about revenge, family secrets, and lies that can ripple beneath the surface of successful lives, waiting to be disclosed.Laura has never been like other girls. She thinks about sadness rather than feeling it. Anger, jealousy, deceit - they just seem more useful.So when her family unit is shattered after a violent break-in to their home, she becomes intent on getting even. The perpetrators have walked away unpunished but her father wasn't so lucky, falling prey to a fatal heart attack in the aftermath.Paddy Skellion - father of one of the offenders - is a renowned artist, who will go a long way to protect his reputation. When Laura's mother Angela gives her daughter her blessing to travel to the South of France, to visit the family in the hope of an apology, she knows little of Laura's true intent.Laura has one good reason to enter their lives in ways they can't foresee. But even the best laid plans don't always go as intended...
By Rhiannon Lambert
An expert's guide to re-nourishing your mind and body through eating well by London's leading Harley Street Nutritionist.'With the rising trend of 'healthy eating' many of us have lost touch with the true meaning of nutrition. I want to take us back to basics with my simple approach to eating well, free from dieting and restriction. Food should be a positive aspect of life, offering enjoyment, fuel and happiness for both the mind and body.'Grounded in scientific evidence, in this part handbook and part cookbook, Rhiannon shares her food philosophy to inform, inspire and help you fall back in love with food. Following the structure of a consultation with Rhiannon at her Harley Street clinic, Rhitition, discover the foundations for a happy, healthy relationship with eating and gain the confidence you need to create delicious, nourishing meals with her Re-Nourish Menu.'In a world full of confusing nutritional advice, Rhiannon Lambert is a beacon of sense' - the Independent
Va Va Voom
By Jackie Lynch
Are you TATT (Tired All The Time)? If this sounds familiar, it's time to take action with Jackie Lynch's 10-day energy-boosting diet. Whether you're 29 or 69, it's more than likely that your diet and lifestyle are the main reasons for feeling so tired and that simple changes to what you eat will help your energy levels to flourish again. This book will give you an easy-to-follow food plan to help you beat the 21st-century's most common syndrome in just 10 days.Chapters include:Why have I lost my Va Va Voom?What sort of tired are you? Do you need more vitality, strength, endurance, focus or concentration? Simple nutrition quizzes to help you to identify the potential underlying causes. Va Va Voom boosters Bite-sized information about the foods and lifestyle factors that can boost energy. Va Va Voom robbersThe foods and factors that reduce your energy levels. The 10-day Va Va Voom energy planHow to use this plan; foods to enjoy; foods to avoid; 10-day meal planner; shopping list The Va Va Voom maintenance planA long-term plan that you can fit in with your daily routine after the first 10 days. More of an 80-20 approach than the stricter 10-day plan.Va Va Voom recipesOver 50 recipes to get you started.
By Kara Rosen
You are what you eat, and consuming fresh, raw juices is a delicious way to flood your body with nutrients, cleanse your system and cure your ills. Plenish shows you how to make over 40 juice blends, detox with a cleanse programme, heal your body naturally, fuel your system, fight disease, promote mind and body wellness, and lose weight in the process. From the Thai Melon Brightener to the Greenie Mary, each recipe will help your body to detox and rejuvenate, so that you can thrive.
C'est La Vie
By Fabrice Midal
THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER'The book's motto - give yourself a break! - is perhaps the most radical resolution of the year' ElleBe calm... Stop stressing... Embrace the universe... Try yoga... Be fulfilled... We're overwhelmed with these sorts of commands, and we often torture ourselves to "try harder," yet somehow we never feel we've done quite enough. It's about time we stop pushing ourselves to do what we think we're supposed to do, and instead simply allow ourselves to be angry, be tired, be silly, be passionate - to give yourself a break, and just be. Fabrice Midal, one of the world's leading teachers of meditation explains why the key to true mindfulness is freeing ourselves from social and often self-imposed stresses - and highlights how we can embrace life more fully by giving ourselves a break. He gives readers permission to:Stop obeying -- you are intelligentStop being calm -- be at peaceStop wanting to be perfect -- accept life's stormsStop rationalizing -- let things beStop comparing -- be youStop being ashamed -- be vulnerableStop tormenting yourself -- become your own best friendStop wanting to love -- be benevolentIn C'est La Vie, Midal offers us a new solution to the perennial problem of our too much, too fast modern life. It's OK, he urges us, to say no. It's fine to quit the things that don't make you happy. It's necessary, in fact, to give yourself a break if things don't go your way and say, simply, C'est la vie. Midal gives each of us permission to stop doing the things that don't make us happy...so we have room in our lives for the things that do.
Watch Me Disappear
By Janelle Brown
How well do we really know the people we love the most?If you loved BIG LITTLE LIES by Liane Moriarty and THE MARRIAGE PACT by Michelle Richmond, you will be gripped by Janelle Brown's New York Times bestseller WATCH ME DISAPPEAR.'Tantalizing and twisty . . . a spider's web of a novel . . . You won't be able to put it down' Megan Abbott'Clever and compelling' Lisa Gardner****************************************** Beautiful and charismatic Billie lives with her husband Jonathan and their daughter Olive. Everything about her is flawless, enviable. She has the perfect life.Until the day she disappears . . . A year later, Billie still hasn't been found. After vanishing from a hiking trail, Billie is thought to be dead. But Olive refuses to believe it and is determined to find her mother herself. Desperate to piece his family back together, Jonathan wants to help his heartbroken daughter in any way he can. Together they look for the truth and begin to examine Billie's past - for answers, for closure - and with the underlying hope they will find her alive.But their search unearths her darkest secrets and only raises more questions: Who was Billie Flanagan? And how well do we really know the people we love the most? WATCH ME DISAPPEAR is a tense and captivating novel about family, love and betrayal. ****************************************** Readers love WATCH ME DISAPPEAR'Just as riveting as Gone Girl' San Francisco Chronicle'This ricocheting tale reveals that even in the closest families, how little we know of the ones we love, and how our own secrets are often the hardest to bear, can cost us dearly in the end' Lisa Gardner'A riveting, seductive read about the secret, protected places within even the most intimate relationships . . . I loved it' Sara Gruen'Brown's novel is more than just a page-turning suspense story. It's a gripping family drama that focuses on the choices we make and the ties that bind us to the ones we love' Publishers Weekly'This brilliantly layered novel is full of twists and turns, tender and biting and vibrant' Booklist
The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober
By Catherine Gray
'Truthful, modern and real' - Stylist 'Brave, witty and brilliantly written' - Marie Claire 'Hilarious, sharp, spitfire writing' - Sacha Z. Scoblic, Senior Editor at The Atlantic and author of Unwasted: My Lush Sobriety Ever sworn off alcohol for a month and found yourself drinking by the 7th? Think there's 'no point' in just one drink? Welcome! There are millions of us. 64% of Brits want to drink less.Catherine Gray was stuck in a hellish whirligig of Drink, Make horrible decisions, Hangover, Repeat. She had her fair share of 'drunk tank' jail cells and topless-in-a-hot-tub misadventures.But this book goes beyond the binges and blackouts to deep-dive into uncharted territory: What happens after you quit drinking? This gripping, heart-breaking and witty book takes us down the rabbit-hole of an alternative reality. A life with zero hangovers, through sober weddings, sex, Christmases and breakups. In The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober, Catherine Gray shines a light on society's drink-pushing and talks to top neuroscientists and psychologists about why we drink, delving into the science behind what it does to our brains and bodies.Much more than a tale from the netherworld of addicted drinking, this book is about the escape, and why a sober life can be more intoxicating than you ever imagined. Whether you're a hopelessly devoted drinker, merely sober-curious, or you've already ditched the drink, you will love this book. 'A riveting, raw, yet humorous memoir with actionable advice. A truly unique blend of storytelling and science that holds a universe of hope.' - Annie Grace, author of This Naked Mind 'Like listening to your best friend teach you to be sober. Lighthearted but serious, it's packed with ideas, tools, tips and, most importantly, reasons for living a sober life. This book is excellent.'- Eric Zimmer, host of podcast The One You Feed 'Gray's fizzy writing succeeds in making this potentially boring-as-hell subject both engaging and highly seductive' - The Bookseller 'Catherine Gray is an exceptional writer. Her exquisitely crafted thoughts on the joys of being sober are not only deeply honest and pragmatic, but she manages to infuse tons of humor. This is a delightful, informative, and compelling read for all those who are sober or seeking sobriety.' - Sasha Tozzi, Huffington Post columnist 'Catherine's writing style and voice captivate me. She has a way of translating her story into an experience I don't want to end. I want to drink every drop she produces.' - Holly Whitaker, founder of Hip Sobriety School and co-presenter of Home podcast 'This book is great. A balanced, informative and entertaining mélange of memoir, sociology and psychology. I identified very strongly with huge sections of it.' - Jon Stewart, guitarist of Sleeper and Leaving AA, Staying Sober blogger > 'Sober is too often equated with "sombre" in our culture. Gray's book turns that idea on its head. Her experience of sobriety is joyful and life-affirming. A must-read for anyone who has a nagging suspicion that alcohol may be taking away more than it's giving.' - Hilda Burke, psychotherapist and couples counsellor 'Catherine Gray really captures the FUN we can have in sobriety. This book challenges the status quo; sobriet sounds as liberating as taking a trip to the jungle. Fun and inspirational. What an important book for our time! A joy to read.' - Samantha Moyo, founder of Morning Gloryville 'If you want to hit refresh on life, you need this book. Consider The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober your healthy new addiction.' - Kate Faithfull-Williams, former health editor of Grazia, co-author of The Feelgood Plan and Hey, Where Did My Day Go? blogger 'This book is a gamechanger. Everyone deserves to have Catherine hold their hand as they navigate the new world of not drinking - whether exploring alcohol-free periods or going for full-on sobriety - and this book enables just that. Wise, funny & so relatable.' - Laurie, Girl & Tonic blogger 'Catherine Gray manages to achieve what so many have struggled to do before her; bring the undeniable joys of a sober lifestyle to light in a non-preachy, honest and accessible way. I am very excited that her words have come into the world at a time that calls for so many of us to wake up and live more consciously. My heart is bursting at the thought of how many lives this book will go on to positively and profoundly affect.'- Joanne Bradford, co-author of The Inner Fix and founder of Motherheart
How To Go Vegan
Going vegan is easy!Whether you're already a full-time vegan, considering making the switch or know someone who is, this book will give you all the tools you need to make the change towards a healthier, happier and more ethical lifestyle. How to Go Vegan includes...Why try vegan?Animal welfare, the environment, health benefits and your personal adventure.Vegan at homeSurprisingly vegan foods, reading labels, vegan ingredient essentials, easy replacements, how to be the only vegan in the familyVegan out in the worldEating out, eating at friends' houses, answering questions from loved ones, travelling veganLiving the vegan lifestyleMeal plans, tips and tricks, what to do if you're struggling, how to celebrate being a veganHow to go vegan. It's easier than you think.
By Bettany Hughes
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'Life-filled and life-affirming history, steeped in romance and written with verve' GUARDIAN'Richly entertaining and impeccably reserached' Peter FrankopanIstanbul has always been a place where stories and histories collide and crackle, where the idea is as potent as the historical fact. From the Qu'ran to Shakespeare, this city with three names - Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul - resonates as an idea and a place, and overspills its boundaries - real and imagined. Standing as the gateway between the East and West, it has served as the capital of the Roman, Byzantine, Latin and Ottoman Empires. For much of its history it was known simply as The City, but, as Bettany Hughes reveals, Istanbul is not just a city, but a story. In this epic new biography, Hughes takes us on a dazzling historical journey through the many incarnations of one of the world's greatest cities. As the longest-lived political entity in Europe, over the last 6,000 years Istanbul has absorbed a mosaic of micro-cities and cultures all gathering around the core. At the latest count archaeologists have measured forty-two human habitation layers. Phoenicians, Genoese, Venetians, Jews, Vikings, Azeris all called a patch of this earth their home. Based on meticulous research and new archaeological evidence, this captivating portrait of the momentous life of Istanbul is visceral, immediate and scholarly narrative history at its finest.
The Leafly Guide to Cannabis
By The Leafly Team
Cannabis is at the very beginning of a craft and educational renaissance. While emerging from the legislative shadows, a second awakening is occurring: people are proactively seeking information about how to properly consume and enjoy.And cannabis is a wildly diverse product, even more so than alcohol. Consumers can experience not only different flavor profiles, but different cerebral and body effects; they can consume using different methods, from vaporization to combustion to topical application; and they can pick and choose between an ever-growing number of different strains and products.THE LEAFLY GUIDE provides all the best tips to navigating this growing market. Leafly is the world's leading cannabis information website and app, providing its community with knowledge about products, strains, news, dispensaries and more. A trusted resource, Leafly is uniquely positioned to author this definitive guide and enhance every user's enjoyment and high.
Back Home at Firefly Lake
By Jen Gilroy
Single mom and geologist Dr. Catherine McGuire shook off her small-town past as easily as she breezed through her advanced degrees. And when a research project, one that could bring her the promotion-and professional recognition-she craves, brings Cat back to Firefly Lake, she doesn't plan on putting down roots. Scott O'Brien is the local hero, the hockey star who went on to NHL success. His wife's death and a career-ending injury brought him back to Firefly Lake, where he's coaching hockey and trying to rebuild his life without the family he'd counted on.Cat couldn't care less about Scott and the glory he's brought to Firefly Lake. But her daughter lives and breathes hockey, and Scott is the only one who can make her dreams come true. And as they spend more time together, sparks begin to fly. Can Scott convince Cat that settling down isn't the same as settling? Or will she leave again, breaking the heart of her hometown hero?
By James Hamilton-Paterson
An ode to Beethoven's revolutionary masterpiece, his Third Symphony In 1805, the world of music was startled by an avant-garde and explosive new work. Intellectually and emotionally, Beethoven's Third Symphony, the "Eroica," rudely broke the mold of the Viennese Classical symphony and revealed a powerful new expressiveness, both personal and societal. Even the whiff of actual political revolution was woven into the work-it was originally inscribed to Napoleon Bonaparte, a dangerous hero for a composer dependent on conservative royal patronage. With the first two stunning chords of the "Eroica," classical music was transformed.In Sinfonia Eroica, James Hamilton-Paterson reconstructs this great moment in Western culture, the shock of the music and the symphony's long afterlife.