YEAR OF WONDER: Classical Music for Every Day
By Clemency Burton-Hill
'A magnificent treasury . . . a fascinating tour de force.' Observer'Year of Wonder is an absolute treat - the most enlightening way to be guided through the year.' Eddie RedmayneClassical music for everyone - an inspirational piece of music for every day of the year, celebrating composers from the medieval era to the present day, written by award-winning violinist and BBC Radio 3 presenter Clemency Burton-Hill.Have you ever heard a piece of music so beautiful it stops you in your tracks? Or wanted to discover more about classical music but had no idea where to begin? Year of Wonder is a unique celebration of classical music by an author who wants to share its diverse wonders with others and to encourage a love for this genre in all readers, whether complete novices or lifetime enthusiasts. Clemency chooses one piece of music for each day of the year, with a short explanation about the composer to put it into context, and brings the music alive in a modern and playful way, while also extolling the positive mindfulness element of giving yourself some time every day to listen to something uplifting or beautiful. Thoughtfully curated and expertly researched, this is a book of classical music to keep you company: whoever you are, wherever you're from.'The only requirements for enjoying classical music are open ears and an open mind.' Clemency Burton-HillPlaylists are available on most streaming music platforms including Apple Music and Spotify.
You and Your Tween
By Netmums, Hollie Smith, Hollie Smith
How much time should your child be spending on the computer? How and when should you approach the subject of sex? How do you help them deal with rejection, rivalry and bullying? YOU AND YOUR TWEEN answers all these questions and many more. A comprehensive guide to the challenging years of early adolescence, this book offers advice from a hand-selected panel of experts on everything from education to puberty. But, crucially, there are hundreds of top tips and suggestions from other mums - the members of netmums.com, the rapidly growing online community of mothers sharing valuable information on all aspects of childcare. It's real advice that really works and will help you maintain a healthy relationship with your child through the tricky tween years.
By Netmums, Hilary Pereira
Congratulations - you're pregnant. Once the initial excitement settles, chances are you'll have a thousand and one niggling questions you'll want answered and, given your unpredictable hormones, answered right now - from what's going to happen to your body over the 280 days of pregnancy to the key details of your child's development in the womb and all the stuff the doctors, and your friends, simply don't tell you. Help is at hand. YOUR PREGNANCY provides sound medical information, sourced from the experts, alongside the indispensable opinions of the Netmums members themselves, whose mum-to-mum insights, tips and advice will make you feel as though you have your very own antenatal group in the comfort of your own home. This is the only book you need to guide you through pregnancy, birth and into new motherhood.