Il Divo: Our Music, Our Journey, Our Words
By Il Divo
With David, Urs, Sebastien and Carlos, pop guru Simon Cowell created a whole new genre; bringing a sense of opera to the world of popular music. Launched in the UK in late 2004, they have since conquered the hearts of fans and the charts of nations all around the world; selling 25 million albums worldwide and scoring an incredible 50 number-one records. To support the huge worldwide success of their most recent album, The Promise, 2009 sees them embarking on a third world tour, taking them to every continent, and millions of dedicated followers.IL DIVO: OUR MUSIC, OUR JOURNEY, OUR WORDS features exclusive and intimate interviews with each member, as well as stunning unseen photographs. It is a book no fan will want to be without.
If Not Now, When?
By Esther Rantzen
TV personality, founder of Childline, writer and broadcaster, Esther Rantzen has spent her life tirelessly campaigning on behalf of children and mental health sufferers. In this personal and anecdotal handbook, she turns her attention to the baby boomer and shows how, ultimately, reaching your fifties and beyond is just the beginning. Starting from her own experiences whether it be her childhood, the death of her husband, her battle with prejudice against women in the media, laughter and the love of friends, irritations with brainless ageism, the importance of travel, sex and good health all is of huge relevance and will give the fifty-something-plus-year-old a huge jolt of recognition, or a shocked gasp, or a laugh. Interspersed with practical advice and the occasional nostalgic rant, this is a fun celebration and an inspiration for the nations 17 million baby boomers.
Infamous: An It Girl Novel
The seventh fabulous novel in the New York Times bestselling IT GIRL seriesJenny Humphrey has survived the trial of the barn fire with only a few scratches, and has actually managed to make allies of the notorious Tinsley Carmichael and Callie Vernon in the process. Easy Walsh has been kicked out of Waverly once and for all, and Callie is struggling to keep it together in her love's absence. But new friends Jenny and Tinsley have a plan to get her out of her funk: head to NYC over the Thanksgiving holiday for a little rest, relaxation, and pampering. And of course, a whole lot of trouble.But can the alliance between Jenny, Tinsley, and Callie last? They're all beautiful, captivating, and a little crazy... and they all want to be Waverly's It Girl.
Italian for Beginners
By Kristin Harmel
Say 'arrivederci, lonely harts' with another fabulous page-turner from Kristin Harmel Cat Kennedy has always lived life on the safe side, until the day she wildly accepts an invitation to spend a month with an ex-boyfriend in Italy. But her reunion with the slick and gorgeous Francesco turns out to be short-lived, and soon she finds herself alone in Rome. It will take an unexpected friendship with a fiery Italian waitress, a whirlwind Vespa tour of the Eternal City with a handsome stranger, and a surprise encounter with an old acquaintance to show Cat that life doesn't always work out the way you expect, and that sometimes you have to have to let yourself fall in order to fly.
I Am Not A Serial Killer: Now a major film
By Dan Wells
I Am Not A Serial Killer is now a major film starring Christopher Lloyd and Max Records. This is the first title in the thrillingly dark John Wayne Carver series.John works in his family's mortuary and has an obsession with serial killers. He wants to be a good person, but fears he is a sociopath, and for years he has suppressed his dark side through a strict system of rules designed to mimic 'normal' behavior. Then a demon begins stalking his small town and killing people one by one, and John is forced to give in to his darker nature in order to save them. As he struggles to understand the demon and find a way to kill it, his own mind begins to unravel until he fears he may never regain control. Faced with the reality that he is, perhaps, more monstrous than the monster he is fighting, John must make a final stand against the horrors of both the demon and himself.
It Should Have Been Me
By Phillipa Ashley
'This wonderfully romantic and funny novel manages to fulfill all the best fantasies, including a gorgeous, humanitarian hero and a camper van!' Katie FfordeWhen Carrie's fiancé Huw suddenly calls off their wedding, and she finds out he's marrying another woman, she's devastated. Desperate to get away, Carrie jumps at her best friend Rowena's suggestion of a road trip in her VW camper van. But when Rowena has to pull out and Matt Landor, an old friend of Huw's, ends up filling the breach, she's not so sure. Will fate take the pair on an altogether different journey?
Instruments of Darkness
By Imogen Robertson
Daphne du Maurier meets CSI in this exhilarating debutThornleigh Hall, seat of the Earl of Sussex, dominates its surroundings. Its heir is missing, and the once vigorous family is reduced to a cripple, his whore and his alcoholic second son, but its power endures. Impulsive Harriet Westerman has felt the Hall's menace long before she happens upon a dead man bearing the Thornleigh arms. The grim discovery cries out for justice, and she persuades reclusive anatomist Gabriel Crowther to her cause, much against his better judgement; he knows a dark path lies before those who stray from society's expectations. That same day, Alexander Adams is killed in a London music shop, leaving his young children orphaned. His death will lead back to Sussex, and an explosive secret that has already destroyed one family and threatens many others.
I Forgive You, Daddy
By Lizzie Mcglynn
To the outside world, Lizzie McGlynn's father was a model citizen. To little Lizzie he was a violent and depraved monster.For years, Lizzie was raped and beaten by her father, whilst her alcoholic mother stood by, helpless. She eventually found the courage to report him and her father was imprisoned - but 12 weeks later he was allowed to return to the family home and continue his reign of terror. He seemed to be above the law.Battered and violated, Lizzie knew she had to stay alive to protect her two little brothers. She went on to escape her father's evil clutches, but the physical and mental scars continued to haunt her. Then, as her father lay dying, she summoned the strength and courage to forgive the man who had caused her so much pain.
Inhuman Remains (Primavera Blackstone series, Book 1)
By Quintin Jardine
Introducing new sleuth Primavera Blackstone in a thrilling new series from the bestselling Scottish crime author.Her mind filled with thoughts of her dead ex-husband Oz, Primavera Blackstone is settled in Spain with their son Tom, when their peace is shattered by the arrival of her formidable aunt. All is not well in Auntie Adrienne's world; her roguish son Frank is involved with a shady project, and is missing. Prim flies to Seville to track him down, only to find herself a fugitive, her life under threat, as her aunt joins the missing persons list...
If It Bleeds
By Duncan Campbell
A brilliant novel about contemporary London gangland crime by the hugely well reviewed author of THE PARADISE TRAIL. Britain's best known gangster, Charlie Hook, wants to tell his life story and chooses crime reporter Laurie Lane as his reluctant ghost. But the next day Hook is dead, his blood and hair on the walls of his north London mansion. Who has killed the last of the London Godfathers? Could it be a Russian businessman with a love of Scottish poetry and something dodgy in his Hampstead garden?
I Do, I Do, I Do
By Samantha Scott-Jeffries
Romance, revelations and fun in the Mediterranean sunIsabelle needs to get away from it all. With a boss from hell and a boyfriend so elusive he's almost non-existent, life's looking pretty drab. Then a humiliating cock-up costs Izzy her job and things seem so grim not even a shopping spree can lift her spirits. What's a girl to do? Six months as a wedding planner in Mallorca could be Izzy's answer. If she can't make it work with a man, at least she can help make other women happy with theirs. But when love is in the air, things don't always go the way you plan...
It's Not Me, It's You
By Charlotte Ward
Most break-up bibles are full of the same old stories of woe, wrack and ruin...1. Crying into large glasses of Chardonnay2. A huge amount of retail therapy and some unwise 'break-up' haircuts 3. Dividing up meaningful CDs and shoving photo frames face down in drawers But what if ending your relationship was actually the best thing that ever happened to you? What if...1. You only got together because he was your 'Transitional man'2. You dumped him because you just don't fancy him anymore and a syndrome commonly known as 'The Repulsion' had set in3. His mother hates you and never stops reminding him about 'all the other lovely single girls' he went to playgroup with...IT'S NOT ME, IT'S YOU, is the perfect post-break-up companion on the road to recovery. Charlotte Ward takes us on an exhilarating journey, packed full of real-life stories (including the worst of her own). Witty, touching and always honest, this book shows that the Freemale Revolution is most definitely upon us...
By Sir Steve Redgrave
Inspiration, something much needed in these times, abounds as Sir Steve relates the entertaining tales of his fellow sportsmen and women that spurred on his success.From Jonny Wilkinson's famous dropkick, Roger Bannister's 4-minute mile and Brian Clough's self-belief to tales of lesser known characters from his childhood and personal life, Sir Steve narrates with passion and awe, the motivation gained from his heroes and peers. Overcoming adversity, the importance of teamwork, graft and a little bit of luck all contribute to Sir Steve's overwhelming triumphs, both in and out of the boat, as he strove to overcome diabetes to win his fifth gold medal in spectacular style. Here he divulges the stories that inspired him, roused him and made his wildest dreams a magnificent reality.
By Janet Mullany
Compromising liaisons, crossed wires and conflicting loyalties - it's another gem from Regency star Janet MullanyAfter losing best friend and distant cousin Ann Weller in marriage to the Earl of Beresford, sharp-witted Charlotte Hayden feels inclined to be even ruder than usual to potential suitors. But after a compromising liaison with Beresford's wicked, wayward cousin, Shad, she's suddenly propelled into a reluctant marriage, and finds herself missing Ann more than ever. But when Ann returns from her honeymoon, she drops a bombshell - not only is she not sure she loves Beresford, she's also had a child out of wedlock, and is planning to betray her husband with her former lover. Charlotte's realisation that she's falling in love with Shad only serves to make her dilemma even worse: should she keep Ann's secret, or tell her husband the truth?
By Laurell K. Hamilton
An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, novel'The bride was a witch who solved preternatural crimes. The groom raised the dead and slew vampires for a living. It sounded like a Halloween joke, but it wasn't.'When I'm not up my elbows in sacrificial gore, I've got serious preternatural issues to deal with. Psychotic shape-shifters, duplicitous vampires and sexually deviant were-leopards. And that's just my friends. I'm Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter and Federal Marshall.My life is more complicated than ever, caught up between obligations to the living and to the undead. Now there is a vampire serial killer preying on strippers. And I've been called in to help the police.
I Can See You (The Minneapolis Series Book 1)
By Karen Rose
In Karen Rose's brilliant thriller I CAN SEE YOU, the first in her Minneapolis series, a killer is targeting the participants of an online role-playing game called Shadowland. Perfect for fans of Tess Gerritsen and Karin Slaughter.Wherever you run, whatever you do...Each of the victims is befriended by the killer online. He then stalks them in real life, murdering them in the way that they worst fear. Eve Wilson, who we previously met in NOTHING TO FEAR, is researching the game as part of her thesis on how self-esteem is affected by violence. Now she must work with Detective Noah Webster to find the murderer before the killings escalate out of all control and Eve herself becomes a target.
It All Counts
By Carol Vorderman
Carol Vorderman is everywoman: a single working mother, a businesswoman and a devoted daughter. And now, for the first time, she has decided to tell it like it is.Since 1982, Carol was much loved as co-presenter of Countdown with Richard Whiteley. Joining the show at the age of twenty-one after her mother secretly posted off an application, she became the first woman to appear on Channel Four. Vorderman and Whiteley went on to form one of the most endearing partnerships in British TV history. His death in 2005 devastated Carol but she continued to present Countdown until July 2008, when, after twenty-six unbroken years with the show, it was announced that she was stepping down.Carol's life has been a rollercoaster. The youngest of three children, she was just three weeks old when her parents separated. Her father refused to acknowledge Carol, leaving her mother to hold down multiple jobs as the family's only provider. There was a stint in the circus; there have been two marriages; she has juggled a career with two children, whom she adores; she is a detox advocate and has hosted more shows than any other female presenter, including Tomorrow's World, Better Homes, Pride of Britain and, of course, Countdown.In IT ALL COUNTS, Carol tells the engrossing story of her life from an early age through to today - the personal struggles, the good times, the sad times, and lifts the lid on what really goes on behind the scenes in a TV studio and the full story behind her shocking Countdown departure.
It Just Slipped Out
By Russell Ash
'Such was Catherine Morland at ten. At fifteen appearances were mending; she began to curl her hair and long for balls...' (Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey)'Will it jerk me off?' (Margaret Thatcher, inspecting a field gun in the Falklands)'You know, animals are very psychic. I mean, the least sign of danger and my pussy's hair stands on end' (Mrs Slocombe, Are You Being Served?)From the unwittingly filthy, to the gleefully subversive, double entendres have been making us laugh for centuries. In this hilarious survey, Russell Ash uncovers some of history's dirtiest double meanings. From the smut lurking between the polished lines of literature's most revered writers, to the public innuendo accidents that have tripped up even the most respected of politicians, right through to the sly innuendo that has characterized some of our best-loved comedies, IT JUST SLIPPED OUT has it all.
I Don't Want To Kill You
By Dan Wells
I Don't Want to Kill You is the third darkly comic novel in the John Wayne Carver series by Dan Wells, the first of which - I Am Not a Serial Killer - is now a major motion picture.Sixteen-year-old John Wayne Cleaver has always known he's different, but not because he only has one friend (and doesn't much like him) and not because he regularly helps out in his mother's mortuary. He's different because he recognizes the classic signs of an incipient serial killer in his own personality, and he's created a rigid set of rules to follow to keep his darker nature, the one he calls Mr Monster in check.But John discovers it's the personality traits he so fears that put him in the best position to save the people of his town from a series of horrific and disturbing killers...
Island of Bones
By Imogen Robertson
Cumbria, 1783. A broken heritage; a secret history...The tomb of the first Earl of Greta should have lain undisturbed on its island of bones for three hundred years. When idle curiosity opens the stone lid, however, inside is one body too many. Gabriel Crowther's family bought the Gretas' land long ago, and has suffered its own bloody history. His brother was hanged for murdering their father, the Baron of Keswick, and Crowther has chosen comfortable seclusion and anonymity over estate and title for thirty years. But the call of the mystery brings him home at last.Travelling with forthright Mrs Harriet Westerman, who is escaping her own tragedy, Crowther finds a little town caught between new horrors and old, where ancient ways challenge modern justice. And against the wild and beautiful backdrop of fells and water, Crowther discovers that his past will not stay buried.