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 Way It Was
By Eliot Weisman, Jennifer Valoppi
In the bestselling tradition of Henry Bushkin's Johnny Carson comes THE WAY IT WAS: My Life with Frank Sinatra, a candid and eye-opening inside look at the final decades of Sinatra's life, told by his long-time manager and friend, Eliot Weisman.Eliot Weisman worked with Frank Sinatra from 1975 up until Sinatra's death in 1998, and became one of the singer's most trusted confidantes and advisers. In this book, Weisman tells the story of the final years of the iconic entertainer from within his exclusive inner circle--featuring original photos and filled with scintillating revelations that fans of all Sinatra stages--from the crooner to the Duets--will love.
When People Die
By Jane Lacey, Venitia Dean
Sometimes you can sort out a problem on your own. But sometimes you need to ask for help. This book helps young children aged 7+ to make this decision and find out about and understand life after someone dies. It features seven case studies from children who have a range of issues from a girl who misses her mum to a boy who is worried he might die. The end of the book features a short playscript to act out and discuss. The book has engaging illustrations throughout.In this series case studies combine with sensible, practical advice to help children find out what to do in difficult situations.
By Emma Marriott
This book looks at the events leading to the World War II, the most widespread war in history, in which the major participants used all their industrial, economic and scientific might to wage 'total war'. It examines the legacy of the war, both in terms of the bad things that came out of it, such as the fear and mistrust between the USA and Russia that led to the Cold War, and the good things, including advances in medicine and computing and the establishment of the United Nations.
Wedding Speeches For Women
By Suzan St Maur
More and more women are giving speeches at weddings today - even within the most traditional of cultures. And it's not just a case of "saying a few words." Whether you're the bride, bridesmaid, mother, grandmother, sister, friend or colleague, you want your speech to be meaningful and memorable, something everyone present will cherish forever.Wedding Speeches For Women is any woman's complete handbook to devising and presenting a wedding speech to remember. In it, you'll find all you need to know about how to: - Understand where your speech fits into the day- Prepare and write your speech- Make it work for you, not just the audience- Choose content that's perfect for the occasion and individuals- Pick a speech structure and approach from a selection of ideas- Choose from a wide range of joke concepts- Find good, poignant quotations- Select or even write a poem for the occasion- Overcome nervousness or "stage fright"- Benefit from professionals' presentation tips and tricks
What is Terrorism?
By Annabel Savery
Terrorism is an incredibly difficult thing to understand, and can be hard to talk about. Terrorist attacks that we read and hear about are upsetting, frightening and confusing. This book gives readers a balanced and accessible account of how terrorism has been used throughout history to bring about political change. It looks at what motivates people to become terrorists and at the counter terrorism strategies being employed in different countries.
War in 140 Characters
By David Patrikarakos
A leading foreign correspondent looks at how social media has transformed the modern battlefield, and how wars are foughtModern warfare is a war of narratives, where bullets are fired both physically and virtually. Whether you are a president or a terrorist, if you don't understand how to deploy the power of social media effectively you may win the odd battle but you will lose a twenty-first century war. Here, journalist David Patrikarakos draws on unprecedented access to key players to provide a new narrative for modern warfare. He travels thousands of miles across continents to meet a de-radicalized female member of ISIS recruited via Skype, a liberal Russian in Siberia who takes a job manufacturing "Ukrainian" news, and many others to explore the way social media has transformed the way we fight, win, and consume wars-and what this means for the world going forward.
A War in Crimson Embers
By Alex Marshall
FIVE VILLAINS. ONE MISSION. A WAR AGAINST DEVILS. Warrior queen and pariah Cold Zosia wakes in the ashes of a burning city. Her vengeance has brought her to this - her heroic reputation in tatters, her friends scattered far and wide and her world under threat by unknown forces. General Ji-Hyeon is trapped in the Gates between worlds, while her lover Sullen grapples with a mission from a dead goddess. The barbarian warrior Maroto is held captive by a demonic army that threatens to spill into the Crimson Empire at any moment. The once-legendary Zosia must rally her comrades and old enemies one last time, for a battle that will be greater than any tale ever told of her deeds before. If anyone lives to tell it.
Willing to Die
By Lisa Jackson
The Wicked Vampire: Last True Vampire 6
By Kate Baxter
The Wicked Vampire is the sixth novel in Kate Baxter's additive, powerfully passionate and dark Last True Vampire series. An unforgettable, intensely emotional, and hot series for fans of Bella Forrest, J.R. Ward, Nalini Singh and Lara Adrian.Centuries ago, the vampire race was almost destroyed. Now, salvation rests upon one - the last true vampire.Sasha Ivanov was born to be wild. A vampire party girl, she stalks the LA clubs at night. Dancing. Drinking. Indulging her darkest appetites. Never sated, she's always looking for more: more danger, more excitement, more blood. But when she enters a supernatural fight club - and is tethered to her mortal enemy - Sasha realizes she's playing the most dangerous game of all...Ewan Brun was born to kill vampires. A powerful berserker and unbeaten champion, he doesn't need a weapon to be deadly. He is the weapon. But when his soul becomes captive to the most beautiful vampire he's ever seen, he is all but powerless. He cannot resist Sasha - and cannot fight his desires. Is their love strong enough to defeat the gathering forces of darkness that threaten to destroy them both? Addicted to the wild world of the Last True Vampire? Don't miss the earlier books in the series, The Last True Vampire, The Warrior Vampire, The Dark Vampire, The Untamed Vampire and The Lost Vampire.
A Winter's Tale
By Carrie Elks
'Perfect for a cold winter's afternoon.' Linda's Book Bag'A sexy, addictive romance worthy of big screen triumphs.' KraftireaderChristmas comes just once a year . . . but true love lasts a lifetimeSnow is falling, Christmas hopes are raising . . . but not in LA. Struggling film student Kitty Shakespeare has till the end of the year to score an internship, otherwise it'll be back to London with her tail between her legs. Unfortunately the only job she's been offered is as a nanny to a major producer's son. It's not exactly the career she'd hoped for, but it's the only chance she's got to be noticed. So it's out of the LA sun and up into the snowy mountains to spend Christmas with one seriously messed up Hollywood mogul's family - including his sexy-and-grumpy-as-hell brother, Adam. Love at first sight this is not.Adam Klein may be sexy, but he's also gruff, rude and completely impossible. All he wants to do hole up in his cabin and hide from the brother who destroyed his life. If only he could find it easier to ignore the way Kitty makes his heart race . . . A heartwarming Shakespeare Sisters Christmas romance from the bestselling author of Summer's Lease and Fix You.'A magical, festive love story' Susan Scott 'An amazing romance that will captivate your imagination and warm your heart.' Mad About Books'If you're after a book to get lost in, to step inside a world of characters you will adore, then this is the book for you.' Whispering Stories Book Blog
By Sarah Thebarge
When Sarah applied to the Yale physicians assistant program and the admissions panel asked why they should admit her, she replied, "Because I'm going to change the world some day." After more than a decade of practicing medicine and encountering the medical world herself as a cancer patient, she still wanted to change the world through medicine. She optimistically raised funds to serve without pay in a mission hospital in one of the world's poorest countries, only to struggle daily with death and shocking diseases, many of which had simple, but unavailable cures. And, in a harrowing bout with malaria, she nearly succumbed herself. As she explores both her motivation and the mission, she ponders how to make the world "well."
Who is Donald Trump?
By Julia Adams
On 8 November 2016, some 130 million people in the USA cast their vote to decide who should become their next President. The candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, had fought a campaign that had divided their country more than any previous election. The resulting Trump presidency would not only affect the citizens of the USA, but billions of people around the world. This book gives readers a balanced and accessible account of Donald Trump's campaign for the presidency and his uncompromising and highly controversial policies and behaviour as President.
What is Brexit?
By Claire Leclerc
On 23 June 2016, Britain voted in a referendum to leave the European Union. Over the next few years this decision will make a difference to everyone living in Britain. The arguments about whether to stay in or leave the EU were very heated, and while many people celebrated the result of the referendum, others were left upset and fearful for the future. This book looks at the key topics and arguments surrounding Brexit and considers the facts, implications and possible outcomes of Britain's withdrawl from the EU in a balanced and unbiased way.
By Philip Steele
This book looks at how and why World War I was born out of the longstanding rivalries and feuds between European nations, at home and across their overseas empires, and how the conflict sucked in imperial and colonial troops from around the world. It examines the legacy of the the war, both in terms of the bad things that came out of it, such as the rise of fascism and totalitarian rule, and the good things, including developments in medicine and plastic surgery, enhanced aeroplane technology and advances in suffrage and equality for women.
By Nikita Gill
A stunning collection of poetry on feminism, trauma, survival and empowerment.You cannot burn awayWhat has always been aflameWILD EMBERS explores the fire that lies within every soul, weaving words around ideas of feeling at home in your own skin, allowing yourself to heal and learning to embrace your uniqueness with love from the universe. Featuring rewritten fairytale heroines, goddess wisdom and poetry that burns with revolution, this collection is an explosion of femininity, empowerment and personal growth.
By Emily Dobbs
'As enticing as a soft breeze through Galle, and equally delectable, Weligama is spice-scented, evocative and the perfect introduction to Sri Lankan Cooking.'- Tom Parker Bowles'Emily is one of the best cooks I know and Sri Lanka is one of my favourite countries - so this is a mind blowing combination.' - Meera Sodha, author of Made in India'This book has all the brightness and vibrancy of the author, with recipes for dishes that whet the appetite mightily. An urgent need to visit Sri Lanka is inevitable after reading this book.'- Jeremy Lee, Quo Vadis'The food of Ceylon so deserves to be better known and - as Emily says of the hopper she introduced to the streets of London with great acclaim - it's nice!' - Darina Allen, Ballymaloe Cookery School'Emily is a wonder and gets to the heart and soul of Sri Lankan food. Reading her beautiful, delicious recipes I feel desperate to start cooking!' - Margot Henderson****Sri Lankan food is vibrant, fresh, light and delicious - a lively and colourful combination of spices, flavours and textures. Perfect for sharing and celebrating, now you can recreate it in your own kitchen with this unique collection of easy-to-use, innovative recipes inspired by the island. In this, her first cookbook, chef Emily Dobbs shares her favourite Sri Lankan-inspired recipes for every meal and season, including chapters on breakfast (such as crispy egg hopper 'pancakes') short eats (think traditional street food like vadai and mutton rolls) and a large selection of meat, fish, fruit and vegetable curries and their accompaniments. You'll also find traditional and original puddings to finish off your meal (such as banana tarte tatin and papaya cake), tips on how to make your own curry using typical Sri Lankan ingredients, and stunning photography.
By J. Kenner
From J. Kenner, the New York Times and No. 1 international bestselling author of the million-copy selling Stark series, comes Wicked Torture, a new novel set in the seductive Stark world. For fans of Fifty Shades of Grey, Sylvia Day, Meredith Wild and Jodi Ellen Malpas.Outwardly, Noah Carter is riding high as the tech world's hottest new genius. Inside, he's still reeling from the abduction of his wife and baby daughter eight years ago, and then the devastating discovery of his child's body. For years, he kept up hope that his wife was alive, but now that she's been declared legally dead, he's thrown himself even more deeply into his work, cutting himself off from emotional ties because they just hurt too damn much.Then he meets Kiki Porter, an eternal optimist with a killer work ethic and dreams of fronting a band. And everything changes. Even though he tries his damnedest to fight it...Sexually, they are combustible together. But their true fire is emotional, though it is a slow to burn. But once it lights, it is all consuming. The relationship grows emotionally, the sex is hot, things are good.But just when it's looking like they might have a real future together, the past comes back to haunt them. And Noah's going to have to decide what he's willing to give up for love...Spellbinding romance. Electrifying passion. Why not indulge in J. Kenner...
Woman in the Wilderness
By Miriam Lancewood
My life is free, random and spontaneous. This in itself creates enormous energy and clarity in body and mind - Miriam LancewoodMiriam Lancewood is a young Dutch woman living a primitive, nomadic life in the heart of the mountains with her New Zealand husband. She lives simply in a tent or hut and survives by hunting wild animals, foraging edible plants and using minimal supplies. For the last six years she has lived this way, through all seasons, often cold, hungry and isolated in the bush. She loves her life and feels free, connected to the land and happy.This book tells her story, including the very practical aspects of such a life: her difficulties learning to hunt with a bow and arrow, struggles to create a warm environment in which to live, attempts to cross raging rivers safely and find ways through the rugged mountains and dense bush. This is interwoven with her adjustment to a very slow pace of life, her relationship with her much older husband, her interactions with the few other people they encounter, and her growing awareness of a strong spiritual connection to the natural world.
The Water Cycle
By Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
Learn all about the water cycle, the amazing process that keeps water moving around our planet. Discover how water evaporates from the ocean, gathers as clouds in the sky and falls as rain. Read about the different water stores that exist around the globe, and how important the water cycle is to human life.Geographics is an engaging series with colourful infographics and photos used to illustrate universal geography topics such as volcanoes, rivers and earthquakes. Perfect for the geography curriculum at KS2 the series is suitable for children aged 8 and up.