The Gaffer: The Trials and Tribulations of a Football Manager
By Neil Warnock
Ever wondered how a transfer deal is done? What a manager says during his pre-match team-talk? What he screams from the techincal area? What goes on in training sesions, and on those long away trips? How a manager carefully builds a team, and what he does when the planning is disrupted by injuries? How he lifts a team after a crushing defeat, and keeps their feet on the ground after a resounding victory? How the man in charge handles the ever-present danger of getting sacked in the ultimate results business? In short, how one of today's top professional footballer managers somehow copes with the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, with having to live, breathe and sleep football 24 hours a day, 365 days a year? Then read The Gaffer.
By Wendy Holden
Alice loves art, but her gallery-owner boss Angelica is interested only in money. Alice also loves her boyfriend, but he's interested only in his career. Bad boy billionaire artist Zeb is interested in Alice, but then he's mainly interested in sex. Meanwhile, shy-but-brilliant painter Dan scrapes a living holding village-hall drawing classes. When bored rock wife Siobhan joins one, things get colourful. Will life for any of them be picture perfect? Or will they all make exhibitions of themselves?
Gallery Whispers (Bob Skinner series, Book 9)
By Quintin Jardine
Death comes in many disguises... A terrorist threat and a serial killer on the streets of Edinburgh spell trouble for Scotland's toughest cop in Gallery Whispers, the ninth instalment in Quintin Jardine's gripping crime series. Perfect for fans of Ian Rankin and Peter May. 'Heart-stopping thriller' - Peterborough Evening Telegraph Deputy Chief Constable Bob Skinner has a lot on his plate. One of the world's most ruthless terrorists is on his way to Edinburgh with only one thing on his mind: the forthcoming conference of world Heads of Government. If Skinner doesn't pick up his trail fast, he could have a global disaster in his backyard. While all eyes are focused on the terrorist threat, a terminally ill woman is found dead - an apparent suicide. But the marks of an assisted death are discovered. Yet this seemingly random death soon proves to be the beginning of an ominous pattern. For Skinner, the desperate race to find a heartless terrorist mixes uneasily with the search for a mercy killer- a search which takes on a poignant personal significance. And it's not long before Skinner himself will be staring death straight in the eye... What readers are saying about Gallery Whispers: 'The book is excellent - there are several stories linked together, and these are interwoven with great skill''The only criticism I have is that I just couldn't put the book down''Five stars'
The Gallows Murders (Tudor Mysteries, Book 5)
By Paul Doherty
Rodger and Benjamin delve into the underworld of Tudor Britain...Conspiracy and murder combine to threaten Roger Shallot's own life in his fifth journal, The Gallows Murders, from acclaimed author Paul Doherty. Perfect for fans of Ellis Peters and Susannah Gregory. In the summer of 1523, the hot weather and the sweating sickness provide a fertile breeding ground for terrible murders and the most treasonable conspiracies. King Henry VIII has moved the court to Windsor where he slakes his lusts whilst the kingdom is governed by his first minister, Cardinal Wolsey. Someone is sending the King threatening letters from the Tower, under the name and seal of Edward, one of the princes supposedly murdered there, demanding that great amounts of gold be left in different parts of London. If the orders are not carried out, proclamations will be published throughout the capital which, coinciding with the outbreak of plague, may make it look as though the hand of God has turned against the Tudors for usurping the throne. Wolsey has only two people to turn to: his beloved nephew, Benjamin Daunbey, and Daunbey's faithful servant, Roger Shallot. Benjamin and Roger become embroiled in the murky Tudor underworld and the pressure to solve the mysteries mounts when King Henry threatens that Roger Shallot's life depends on it.What readers are saying about Paul Doherty:'Light, light, light, but clever, clever, clever. And amusing. A relaxing afternoon's read!''Excellent book, kept me guessing 'til the end''Paul Doherty weaves a tangled web of murder and intrigue'
The Game and the Governess: Winner Takes All 1
By Kate Noble
From Kate Noble, part of the sensational writing team behind The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, comes the first in a sparkling and witty new historical romance series that's part Trading Places, part Pride and Prejudice. Perfect for fans of Julia Quinn, Stephanie Laurens and Tessa Dare.As the Earl of Ashby, Lord Edward Granville has never been in short supply of luck. Making a wager that he can have any woman he desires even without his title, 'Lucky Ned' switches places with John Turner, his friend and secretary. But once he does, Ned's luck suddenly abandons him, for the ladies now have eyes only for Turner. Governess Phoebe Baker wants nothing more than to keep her head down, teach her students, and go unnoticed - especially by the Earl of Ashby. But his rakish secretary has the infuriating habit of constantly crossing her path - and making her pulse quicken. If this prim-and-proper governess lets her heart rule, will fate intervene where Ned's luck has forsaken him?For more passionate historical romance to sweep you away, don't miss the next Winner Takes All book, The Lie and the Lady.
By Adele Parks
IS IT TIME TO TAKE A CHANCE ON THE GAME OF TRUE LOVE?Game Over is a brilliantly perceptive novel of the game of love and not looking for Mr Right from Adele Parks, author of the No. 1 ebook bestseller, The Stranger In My Home.Steely-hearted TV producer Cas ruthlessly plays people on a daily basis.She messes with contestants' love lives on the hot new reality show Sex with an Ex, making for explosive viewing. And she shamelessly manipulates hot men into bed - making for an explosive sex life.In work and in pleasure, Cas always gets what she wants. Until she meets Darren.His unbelievable good looks would make him a sensation on the show. But his moral integrity and belief in true love mean Cas will have to work a little bit harder to persuade him to give the show - and her - a shot.After a lifetime of playing games, might her winning streak be at an end?What readers are saying about Game Over:'Full of love, sex, relationships, unrequited love with the added humour and characters everyone can relate to' 'A cut above anything of its kind. This is a hilarious, brilliant book with a great plot - don't miss out because you are bored with the same old boy meets girl scenario - this is something altogether grittier'
Game Over (Bob Skinner series, Book 27)
By Quintin Jardine
GAME OVER is the twenty-seventh gripping Bob Skinner mystery from crime master Quintin Jardine, author of HOUR OF DARKNESS, LAST RESORT, PRIVATE INVESTIGATIONS and many more. 'Another cracker from Jardine...There are plenty of twists and turns along the way to keep you engrossed' Scots MagazineWhen supermodel Annette Bordeaux is found battered and strangled in her Edinburgh flat, former Chief Constable Bob Skinner's old team instantly have a global case on their hands. The victim's husband, world-renowned footballer and recent Merrytown FC signing, is quickly discounted as a suspect. But there are others in the club with less watertight alibis... Two years out of the game, Skinner can't help getting his hands dirty. And as his old team work to convict the prime suspect, his own daughter, Alex, is the lawyer tasked with leading the defence. The opposing sides must work to find the culprit while the press watch on. But in this game, no one can be trusted, and there are murkier deeds still to uncover before the final whistle blows...
By A.K. Shevchenko
A taut thriller set against the turbulent history of Ukraine and the Crimea, giving fascinating and thought-provoking insight into the country's current crisis.It has been twenty-five years since the four friends left school, burdened with the dark secret of a game that ended in tragedy. Now, driven by love, loss and loyalty, they meet to play Tony's game once more. Tony, the mastermind, has planned the moves that will take each player across continents. The rules are the same, but they have grown up, and the stakes are much, much higher. They will be forced to open a forgotten page of history: the Crimea conference of 1945, where three world leaders divided up the world and created a new map of Europe after the Second World War. How are the secret talks of those leaders connected with this dangerous new game? And why has Tony decided to play again?
The Garden Of Eden And Other Criminal Delights
By Faye Kellerman
A must-have book for Faye Kellerman's many fans. The collection contains: One never-before-published short mystery, THE GARDEN OF EDEN, featuring Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus, who investigate the death of a next-door neighbourTwo Decker-Lazarus short mysteries: BULL'S EYE, the debut of Cindy Decker; and A WOMAN OF MYSTERY, in which Rina Lazarus, aided by Peter Decker, solves the mystery of a student with missing memory Nine crime/mystery short stories, including MUMMY AND JACK, which Faye co-wrote with her son, JesseAnd several bonus short works: two stories about family relationships and two essays drawn from Faye's personal life
The Garden Party
By Sarah Challis
The perfect family celebration requires the perfect family... Alice Dunlop knows the best things in life are free. But the approach of her 40 th wedding anniversary and 60 th birthday surely warrants a proper celebration. With visions of a glorious family gathering complete with a marquee, champagne and beautiful sunshine, Alice has big plans for the big day. Her husband David isn't so enthused. He seems to have lost his lust for life since retiring from his job. And he's not the only one who isn't in the mood to celebrate. Each of Alice and David's four grown-up children has their own problems to contend with and things aren't going as smoothly as any of them had hoped. As Alice focuses on preparations for the party, her family begins to unravel around her. Even her husband's sudden rise from apathy isn't as great a blessing as it first appears. It's only a matter of time before Alice 's special day is at risk of disaster...
Gareth Edwards: The Autobiography
By Gareth Edwards
Gareth Edwards is the most famous player ever known to the game. He won 53 consecutive caps for Wales between 1967 and 1978, scored 20 international tries and represented the British Lions on three tours. He remains a household name and is universally respected. In his autobiography he speaks frankly about the changes rugby has undergone over recent years with the arrival of professionalism, and compares the rugby world of his time with that of today. Offering fascinating anecdotes about the characters and events in the game and talking about his glittering career, this is the autobiography of a rugby superstar.
Garry Sobers: My Autobiography
By Garfield Sobers
Garry Sobers is a cricketing legend, the greatest all-rounder of all time. In this revealing and honest autobiography, Sobers talks about his upbringing and about the tragic accident that inspired him throughout his career. He explains how he helped the West Indies to become the most feared cricketing nation in the world, setting them on a course of success that would run for another 20 years. He also provides authoritative views on the current state of the game and the future of cricket.
Gaslight in Page Street
By Harry Bowling
In the aftermath of the Great War, a young woman struggles to win independence - and to find love. Harry Bowling begins his Tanner Trilogy with Gaslight in Page Street - an engrossing saga of life between the wars for one East End community. Perfect for fans of Dilly Court and Lizzie Lane. 'What makes Harry's novels work is their warmth and authenticity. Their spirit comes from the author himself and his abiding memories of family life as it was once lived in the slums of southeast London' - Today MagazinePage Street, a shabby, cobbled and gaslit Bermondsey backstreet, is home to a diverse and close-knit community fighting an ongoing battle against poverty, hunger and the devastating effects of the Great War.George Galloway owns a cartage business; his right-hand man is William Tanner. William's loyalty has worn thin over the years but he cannot break the ties with Galloway because times are hard and the house in which he lives belongs to him.Carrie Tanner grows up in the heart of a poor yet loving family, but as she becomes a young woman she gets involved in the Suffragette movement. The times are changing - and quickly. Will this close-knit community be able to pull together or will it be torn apart? What readers are saying about Gaslight in Page Street: 'For anyone wondering whether to buy this book or not just BUY IT! I have not been able to put it down, it captures the time perfectly and I feel like I am living the story - it is so descriptive, he brings the characters to life' 'I loved this book. I felt transported back to my grandparents' time. The characters were very real. Hard to put down'
The Gates of Hell (Telamon Triology, Book 3)
By Paul Doherty
A campaign of murder, as Alexander nears his greatest challenge...Paul Doherty writes the third instalment featuring Alexander the Great and Telamon in The Gates of Hell, a gripping mystery of murder and adventure. Perfect for fans of Gary Corby and Margaret Doody.'The combination of legendary historical figures and an old-fashioned murder mystery proves irresistible in Paul Doherty's vivid new interpretation of the exploits of Alexander the Great' - Yorkshire Evening Post It is 334 BC, and Alexander and his troops have crossed into Asia. Marching south he has conquered all in his path, but he and his enemies all know that the great prize is the city of Halicarnassus, strategically important and with fortifications to make any attacker despair. Alexander's court is set up close to the city, and his physician and old friend Telamon is there.Even as Alexander prepares for one of the most dramatic confrontations in the ancient world, a series of brutal killings begins, proving that the Persians have infiltrated the court. With his lord facing the fight of his life, Telamon must go through 'the Gates of Hell' to find the traitors.What readers are saying about Paul Doherty:'With vivid sense imagery and a keen eye for detail, Doherty brings colour and drama''Paul Doherty grasps the atmosphere, the spirit of the times, and the aura of royal intrigue of 334 BC''Five stars'
By Jennifer Johnston
Once, the villagers would tip their hats respectfully when the McMahons drove out through the ornate iron gates at the end of the drive. But that was back in the days when the Major's family were prosperous. Now the estate is slipping into peaceful decay - and so, it seems, is the Major, its last occupant.Then Minnie, the Major's rebellious niece, returns home. She disrupts his tranquillity, forming surprising friendships with the feckless Kelly family. For together, Minnie and Kevin Kelly have hatched a plan to raise badly needed money - a plan which involves the gates themselves...
Gather the Daughters
By Jennie Melamed
'An exceptional debut' Sunday Telegraph'Obsessed with The Handmaid's Tale? This brilliant book is the one for you' Stylist'An intriguing, gorgeously realised and written novel which inexorably draws you into its dark heart' Kate HamerOn a small isolated island, there's a community that lives by its own rules. Boys grow up knowing they will one day take charge, while girls know they will be married and pregnant within moments of hitting womanhood. But before that time comes, a ritual offers children an exhilarating reprieve. Every summer they are turned out onto their doorsteps, to roam the island, sleep on the beach and build camps in trees. To be free. At the end of one of such summer, one of the younger girls sees something she was never supposed to see. And she returns home with a truth that could bring their island world to its knees.'A skilful novel full of suspense' Guardian'It's a richly envisioned world, the strange isolation of which Melamed is excellent at teasing out slowly' Independent
Gazza: My Story
By Paul Gascoigne
Almost as soon as Gazza burst on to the scene at Newcastle United, the young Geordie was the centre of attention: Vinnie Jones's notorious ball-handling showed the lengths people would go to try to stop him. Then, with England on the verge of possibly reaching the World Cup final in 1990, came Gazza's tears - the moment that brought a whole new audience to the sport and helped set the football boom of the 1990s on its way. But then came a career-threatening injury, mental health problems, self-confessed alcoholism and family disputes, as life in the full glare of the media spotlight became too much. Now, at the end of his top-flight playing career, Gazza is ready to confront his demons. The result is quite simply the most remarkable footballing story you'll ever read: what it's like being Paul Gascoigne, in his own words.
By Gemma Collins
For fans of TOWIE, Celebrity Big Brother and Celebs Go Dating, learn how you too can become a diva by the one and only Gemma Collins - one of the greatest gifts reality TV has ever given us.So girls, you alright darlings?By buying this book you will have taken the first steps into a world where everything is fabulous. Men will fall at your feet, riches will be bestowed on you, you will have the biggest, bounciest hair ever and you will get what you want, whatever that is. I'm a diva and I've earned my divaship through many years of hard work, hairdryers and broken hearts. In my book, I'll explore the main themes of the diva lifestyle: attitude, appearance, men and social media. You'll learn what it means to be a diva, how to look like one, how to act like one and how to live like one. At the end of it all, you will be a fabulous diva like me. You'll also learn some very juicy goss about me, my life, the men in my life, shock-induced urinary incontinence and some of the things I've done (including how I sustained an unsightly boob injury in front of Tom Daley while he was wearing a revealing pair of Speedos) (which could probably make a book on its own). So hold on to your extensions, because things are about to get interesting.
Gemini Cell (Reawakening Trilogy 1)
By Myke Cole
For the dead, war never ends... It's the early days of the Great Reawakening, magic returns and order begins to unravel... Myke Cole continues to blow the military fantasy genre wide open with Gemini Cell, an epic adventure in the highly acclaimed Shadow Ops universe. The perfect read for fans of Peter V. Brett and Patrick Rothfuss.'Myke Cole's novels are like crack: they're highly addicted, and this one is no exception' - Buzzfeed US Navy SEAL Jim Schweitzer is a fierce warrior and consummate professional. When he sees something he shouldn't on a covert mission gone wrong, he finds himself - and his family - in the crosshairs.The enemy bring the battle straight to Jim's front door, taking him down together with his wife and son. It should be the end for Jim, but his story is just beginning...Raised from the dead and left to wrestle with new powers he doesn't understand, Jim is called to duty as the ultimate warrior for top-secret unit known as the Gemini Cell. But he will soon realise his new superiors are determined to keep him in the dark on everything - including about the true fate of his wife and son..What readers are saying about Gemini Cell:'Myke Cole has done it again and delivered another fantastic military fantasy novel. I was riveted from start to finish. The next book cannot come quick enough''Gripping, excellent, thrilling''Cole fuses a hard military atmosphere with arcane magic in spectacular fashion, and things move at a breakneck pace for the whole book'
The Generals (Wellington and Napoleon 2)
By Simon Scarrow
THE GENERALS is the compelling second novel in Simon Scarrow's bestselling Wellington and Napoleon quartet. A must read for fans of Bernard Cornwell.In the turbulent aftermath of the French Revolution Napoleon Bonaparte stands accused of treachery and corruption. His reputation is saved by his skill in leading his men to victory in Italy and Egypt. But then he must restore order in France and find peace or victory over her enemies: England - and Arthur Wellesley (the future Duke of Wellington).Wellesley is leading a vast army in India, where British interests are under threat. The campaign will result in the creation of the Raj - the jewel in the British Empire's crown. Wellesley returns to England a hardened veteran and more determined than ever to end France's domination of Europe.Both Wellesley and Napoleon intend to win - whatever the cost. Who will ultimately succeed?