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Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?

By Alyssa Mastromonaco
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Alyssa Mastromonaco
Alyssa Mastromonaco worked for Barack Obama long before he began his campaign for president. As director of campaign operations, she made Hope and Change happen through blood, sweat, tears, and lots of briefing binders. But for every historic occasion-meeting the Queen of England, tussling with President Karzai's guards, or eating chicken tenders at Houlihan's as Obama was elected President-there were many less than perfect moments when it was up to Alyssa to save the day. Here Alyssa shares the strategies that made her successful in politics and the White House-including the importance of confidence, the value of not being a jerk, and why ultimately everything comes down to hard work (and always carrying a spare tampon). Full of hilarious, never-before-told stories, Who Thought This Was a Good Idea? is an intimate and admiring portrait of a president, a candid book of advice for young women, and a promising debut from a savvy political star.

The Women Who Shaped Politics

By Sophy Ridge
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Sophy Ridge
Sophy Ridge, presenter for Sky News, has uncovered the extraordinary stories of the women who have shaped British politics. Never has the role of women in the political world ever been more on the news agenda, and Sophy has interviewed current and former politicians including among others, Nicola Sturgeon, Ruth Davidson, Betty Boothroyd gain exclusive insight into the role women play in politics at the highest level. The book also includes Theresa May's first at-length interview about her journey to becoming Prime Minister. These interviews have revealed the shocking truth about the sexism that is rife among the House of Commons both in the past and today, with sometimes shocking, and sometimes amusing anecdotes revealing how women in Westminster have worked to counter the gender bias. Sophy provides gripping insight into historical and contemporary stories which will fascinate not just those interested in politics but those who want to know more about women's vital role in democracy. From royalty to writers and from class warriors to suffragettes, Sophy tells the story of those who put their lives on the line for equal rights, and those who were the first to set foot inside the chambers of power, bringing together stories that you may think you know, and stories that have recently been discovered to reveal the truth about what it is to be a woman in Westminster. This book is a celebration of the differing ways that women have shaped the political landscape. The book also, importantly, sheds light on the challenges faced by women in government today, telling us the ways that women working in politics battle the sexism that confront them on a daily basis.
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We'll Always Have Paris

By Sue Watson
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Sue Watson
'fizzes with warmth, humour and tenderness, from the first page to the last. . . I adored it' Cathy Bramley, author of Appleby FarmDoes first love deserve a second chance?When she was almost seventeen, Rosie Draper locked eyes with a charismatic student called Peter during their first week at art college, changing the course of her life forever. Now, on the cusp of sixty-five and recently widowed, Rosie is slowly coming to terms with a new future. And after a chance encounter with Peter, forty-seven years later, they both begin to wonder 'what if' . . .Told with warmth, wit and humour, We'll Always Have Paris is a charming, moving and uplifting novel about two people; the choices they make, the lives they lead and the love they share.
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  • Why Am I Angry?

    By Oscar Brenifier, Jacques Després
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    Oscar Brenifier
    Illustrated by:
    Jacques Després
    In Why Am I Angry?, the monkey is wreaking havoc making Hugo and his friend very angry. But what is anger? This book explores the effect of anger, the situations in which it arises and encourages children to think about what anger is and how to deal with it.This series introduces children to philosophy by exploring different emotions and ideas through a variety of amusing and familiar situations. Children will recognise the characters from the Cbeebies series, What's The Big Idea?. Each book aims to promote thinking skills in its readers developing their questioning of the world around them and encouraging them to make up their own minds.
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  • Why Am I Jealous?

    By Oscar Brenifier, Jacques Després
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    Oscar Brenifier
    Illustrated by:
    Jacques Després
    In Why Am I Jealous?, Hugo feels left out when his friends start playing with other children. He feels angry and sad, could he be feeling jealous? What is jealousy? This book explores the effect of jealousy, the situations in which it arises and encourages children to think about what jealousy is and ways to stop feeling left out.This series introduces children to philosophy by exploring different emotions and ideas through a variety of amusing and familiar situations. Children will recognise the characters from the Cbeebies series, What's The Big Idea?. Each book aims to promote thinking skills in its readers developing their questioning of the world around them and encouraging them to make up their own minds.
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    War Paint

    By Lindy Woodhead
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    Lindy Woodhead
    War Paint is the story of two extraordinary women, Miss Elizabeth Arden and Madame Helena Rubinstein, and the legacy they left: a story of feminine vanity and marketing genius. Behind the gloss and glamour lay obsession with business and rivalry with each other. Despite working for over six decades in the same business, these two geniuses never met face to face - until now. 'The definitive biography of women and their relationships to their faces in the twentieth century' Linda Grant, Guardian'I have seldom enjoyed a book so much . . . the research is staggering . . . a wonderful read' Lulu Guinness
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    Where am I Going and Can I Have a Map?

    By Jonathan Black
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    Jonathan Black
    'From an expert at the top of his game . . . the definitive careers guide for a stressed generation of high-fees debt-laden graduates understandably far more concerned about employment than ever before. Grounded in theory, he provides a wealth of practical advice.'David Palfreyman, OBE FRSA, Director, Oxford Centre for Higher Education Policy StudiesThis book will help you feel more empowered about your career. You can read it from beginning to end, or dive into specific sections for immediate advice on, for example, writing your CV. There are three sections:Stepping Back - What's this all about? The bigger issues that frame the whole area of your career and jobs; looking down on your career map from 10,000 feet. Practicalities - What do I do on Monday Morning? CVs, applications, interviews and all the other details on your map. Along the Way - Or, How do I Keep Going? How to cope with the hurdles and challenges that you might encounter while you're travelling along your route It includes an extensive set of real examples to bring it all alive, and is grounded with helpful statistics and sociological research.
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    Women in Science

    By Rachel Ignotofsky
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    Rachel Ignotofsky
    A gloriously illustrated celebration of trailblazing women. Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, from both the ancient and modern worlds. The book also contains fascinating infographics and an illustrated scientific glossary. The extraordinary women profiled include well-known figures like the physicist and chemist Marie Curie, as well as lesser-known pioneers such as Katherine Johnson, the African-American mathematician who calculated the trajectory of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Women in Science celebrates the achievements of the intrepid women who have paved the way for the next generation of female engineers, biologists, mathematicians, doctors, astronauts, physicists and beyond ...
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    Willkommen! 2 German Intermediate course

    By Paul Coggle, Heiner Schenke, Heiner Schenke
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    Paul Coggle, Heiner Schenke, Heiner Schenke
    Willkommen! 2 Intermediate course is a brand new multi-format German adult learning programme for classroom and home use. The course includes a coursebook, activity book, CD and DVD set plus online activities.Created in consultation with teachers and learners it's the perfect follow-up to the Willkommen! Beginner's course and takes your learning further. It can also be used as a starting point for study to review and build on existing knowledge.This full-colour 190-page coursebook is the primary text for the course. Indispensable for students, it's packed with a range of learning features to help you progress in reading, writing, listening and speaking German. It's designed for classroom use but is also suitable for home study.-Reviews A1 and then maps from A2 to B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages-10 learning units - plus extensive grammar sections and word glossary-Covers the topics and functions needed for the UK AS-level examination-Lively and contemporary themes - from food and fashion to travel, work, politics and the environment-Comprehensive coverage of key grammar and vocabulary - for communicating in a range of common conversational settings-Range of activities based on authentic matierals - to see everyday German in context-Deutschland info sections - give practical and cultural insights into German lifeAlso available: Activity Book (ISBN 9781444165203): for extra practice and review linked to the coursebook units.CD and DVD Set (ISBN 9781444165234): contains all the dialgogues and listening activities included in the coursebook plus video content building on the real-life German used in the course.Course Pack (ISBN 9781473601390): includes the Coursebook, the CD and DVD Set and a Support Book containing a key to the exercises and audio transcripts).
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  • When The Clock Strikes Cupid

    By Mattel
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    Mattel
    The first chapter book in a brand new paperback series that's perfect for the younger fans of Ever After High, these stories put a spelltacular spin on classic fairytales!Things have gone topsy-turvy at Ever After High. After Faybelle casts a spell on the midterm hexams, the students unhexpectedly find themselves inside the wrong storybooks. Cupid thinks it's fairy fableous to be Cinderella - even if it's just for the day! But when she notices her wicked stepsisters secretly sneaking out of the Prince's Royal Ball, Cupid decides to investigate with the help of her friends, Hopper Croakington III and Madeline Hatter. Together, they discover that the stepsisters might not be as wicked as they seem... Can Cupid flip this story on its crown and make it a Happily Ever After for everyone?© 2017 Mattel. All Rights Reserved.
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    The World to Come

    By Jim Shepard
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    Jim Shepard
    'One of the US's finest writers' according to Joshua Ferris, Jim Shepard now delivers a new collection that spans borders and centuries with unrivalled mastery. These ten stories ring with voices as diverse as those belonging to Arctic explorers in history's most nightmarish expedition, the Montgolfier brothers competing to be the first man to fly, and two American frontierswomen whose passionate connection is severed by jealous husbands and a deadly snowstorm.In each case the personal is the political as these humans, while falling in love or negotiating marital pitfalls or simply coming to terms with their own failings, face the tidal wave of nature's indifference and cruelty. History has swept them from our sympathy; Jim Shepard has reached into the past and sought them out.In his first collection to be published in the UK, this celebrated master of the short story displays his formidable acuity in imagining these wildly different worlds, and what our various lives feel like in the grip of catastrophe.
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    Weber's American Barbecue

    By Jamie Purviance
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    Jamie Purviance
    Fresh, modern and totally original, this book tours some of the most interesting trends in barbecue today. Get ready to savour the latest flavours, go beyond the traditional and get a taste of the new, authentic American barbecue. Featuring places of interest, local experts and history behind the recipes - you'll feel like you're taking a road trip across the nation of barbecues. Weber's All American Barbecue is an exciting, hands-on exploration of how American barbecue is evolving. With over 120 new recipes that reimagine the classics, in-depth instruction on the latest techniques, and a look at how global influences such as Latin America, China and France are shaping what we put on our grill, Weber, the most trusted and authoritative name in grilling, brings contemporary, extraordinary barbecue within reach for everyone.Classics are approached 'three ways' with a beginner, intermediate and advanced version:Beginner: Easy spareribsIntermediate: Rotisserie St Louis-cut ribs with root beer-bourbon glazeAdvanced: Spareribs wrapped with butter, sugar and spices
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  • Wilf the Mighty Worrier Rescues the Dinosaurs

    By Georgia Pritchett, Jamie Littler
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    Georgia Pritchett
    Illustrated by:
    Jamie Littler
    Laugh your socks off with Wilf on a dino-tastic adventure! Perfect for fans of Tom Gates, David Baddiel, Danny Wallace and Phil Earle.Meet Wilf. He worries about everything. He is a Mighty Worrier. And now Wilf's evil next-door-neighbour Alan is determined to rule the world ... from the very beginning of time! But on the way to prehistoric Earth in Alan's time machine, Wilf is desperate for a wee, so they stop off in the 16th Century. There they meet Henry VIII - a very shouty man, who hitches a ride. Now Alan AND Henry want to be King of the World. Can Wilf stop them with the help of his new dinosaur friends?Join Wilf as he travels back in time to walk with dinosaurs and save the world from Alan ... again!Look out for more Wilf adventures: Wilf Saves the World, Wilf Battles a Pirate, Wilf is King of the Jungle, Wilf and the Alien Invasion.
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    What's My Family Tree?

    By Mick Manning, Brita Granström
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    Mick Manning, Brita Granström
    The book does not just explain straightforward connections like uncle or sister, but also sensitively introduces the idea of step-families, half-brothers and even adoption. The book celebrates the family in all its forms, encouraging not only a respect for your relatives but also other families around you, recognizing that no one family is the same. This book is one in a loosely-related series by award-winners Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom which takes an informative but friendly look at some of concerns of young children that relate to their immediate world and which they need to understand as part of 'growing up'. In doing so, they also provide an indispensable resource for any parent or teacher who is helping children understand these issues. Perfect for readers ages 7 and up.
  • Wild Animals

    By Annalees Lim
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    Annalees Lim
    Find out all there is to know about your favourite wild animals with these exciting craft projects! Follow the step-by-step instructions to make hippos, crocodiles, koalas, armadillos and much more! You can even create displays for your classroom or at home. Each project uses materials that are easy to source, and you will be introduced to loads of craft techniques.Combines fun craft projects with the science topic of animals.Each project uses a range of everyday materials and clear step-by-step instructions to ensure a great result every time!Includes a wide range of craft techniques - from cutting out and tracing to papier-mâché and painting.
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  • Where the Universe Came From

    How did it all begin? Where is it all going?A little over a century ago, a young Albert Einstein presented his general theory of relativity to the world and utterly transformed our understanding of the universe. His theory changed the way we think about space and time, revealed how our universe has been expanding from a hot dense state called the big bang and predicted black holes. WHERE THE UNIVERSE CAME FROM is a 13.8-billiion-year journey through the cosmos. Discover how Einstein's work explains why the cosmos is the way it is, why 95% of the universe is missing, how physicists go to extraordinary lengths to unlock gravity's secrets and how black holes could hold the key to a theory of everything.ABOUT THE SERIESNew Scientist Instant Expert books are definitive and accessible entry points to the most important subjects in science; subjects that challenge, attract debate, invite controversy and engage the most enquiring minds. Designed for curious readers who want to know how things work and why, the Instant Expert series explores the topics that really matter and their impact on individuals, society, and the planet, translating the scientific complexities around us into language that's open to everyone, and putting new ideas and discoveries into perspective and context.
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    A World Without Mind

    By Franklin Foer
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    Franklin Foer
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    What She Knew

    By Gilly Macmillan
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    Gilly Macmillan
    ***Previously published as BURNT PAPER SKY***THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIn her enthralling debut, Gilly Macmillan explores a mother's search for her missing son, weaving a taut psychological thriller as gripping and skilful as The Girl on the Train and I Let You Go. Will also appeal to fans of The Missing. Rachel Jenner turned her back for a moment. Now her eight-year-old son Ben is missing.But what really happened that fateful afternoon?Caught between her personal tragedy and a public who have turned against her, there is nobody left who Rachel can trust. But can the nation trust Rachel?The clock is ticking to find Ben alive.WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON?Praise for WHAT SHE KNEW:'What an amazing, gripping, beautifully written debut. Kept me up late into the night (and scared the life out of me)' Liane Moriarty, bestselling author of The Husband's Secret'Every parent's nightmare, handled with intelligence and sensitivity, the novel is also deceptively clever. I found myself racing through to find out what happened' Rosamund Lupton, international bestselling author of Sister'A nail-biting, sleep-depriving, brilliant read' Saskia Sarginson, Richard and Judy bestselling author ofThe Twins'Heart-in-the-mouth excitement from the start of this electrifyingly good debut...an absolute firecracker of a thriller that convinces and captivates from the word go. A must read' Sunday Mirror'One of the brightest debuts I have read this year' Daily Mail
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    Where She Went

    By B.E. Jones
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    B.E. Jones
    TV journalist Melanie Black wakes up one morning next to a man she doesn't remember. It's not the first time - but he ignores her even though she's in his bed. Yet when his wife walks in with a cup of tea he greets her with a smile and to her horror, Melanie comes to realise that no one can see or hear her - because she is dead.But has she woken up next to her murderer? And where is her body? Why is she an invisible and uninvited guest in a house she can't leave; is she tied to this man forever? Is Melanie being punished in some way, or being given a chance to make amends?As she begins to piece together the last days of her life and circumstances leading up to her own death it becomes clear she has to make a choice: bring her killer to justice, or wreak her own punishment on the man who murdered her.Advance praise for Bev Jones:'I got completely sucked in by this . . . If Rebecca had written Rebecca what you'd get is Where She Went. An irresistible voice, a unique predicament and a cast of characters that plays acid jazz on your heartstrings. Hard to take and impossible to look away' Catriona McPherson
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  • Wrath of the Furies

    By Steven Saylor
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    Steven Saylor
    In 88 B.C., it seems as if the entire ancient world is at war. In the west, the Italian states are rebelling against Rome; in the east, Mithridates is marching through and conquering the Roman Asian provinces. Even in the relatively calm Alexandria, a coup has brought a new Pharaoh to power and chaos to the streets. The young Gordianus has been waiting out the chaos in Alexandria, with Bethesda, when he gets a cryptic message from his former tutor and friend, Antipater. Now in Ephesus, as part of Mithridates' entourage, Antipater seems to think that his life is in imminent danger. To rescue him, Gordianus concocts a daring, even foolhardy, scheme to go "behind enemy lines" and bring Antipater to safety. But there are powerful, and deadly forces, at work here, which have their own plans for Gordianus. Not entirely sure whether he's a player or a pawn, Gordianus must unravel the mystery behind the message if he's to save himself and the people he holds most dear.
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