When God was a Rabbit
By Sarah Winman
Sarah Winman's bestselling, critically-acclaimed debut novel WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT continues to captivate and enchant readers.The Sunday Times bestseller This is a book about a brother and sister. It's a book about childhood and growing up, friendships and families, triumph and tragedy and everything in between. More than anything, it's a book about love in all its forms.
A Woman of Secrets
By Amelia Carr
A poignant, touching and epic tale of lost love, set against the drama and danger of World War Two. 1947. One wet and chilly November afternoon a woman stands at the edge of a lake forced into a heartbreaking choice between her past and her future. 2008. Police diver Martha makes an incredible discovery in a local lake of a package containing a series of lost mementoes which reveal a story of intrigue, betrayal and heartbreak. As the threads of the past and present are drawn together, Martha's world, and that of her family, is changed for ever.Don't miss any of Amelia's romantic epics, Dance With Wings, A Song At Sunset, A Woman of Secrets and The Secret She Kept.
By Jenna Burtenshaw
Kate has escaped the clutches of the High Council and Silas has left Albion for the continent. But their lives are forever linked and as the veil weakens, causing Albion's skilled to fear for everyone's safety, Silas and Kate find themselves drawn together by the mysterious and corrupt Dalliah Grey.
When God was a Rabbit
By Sarah Winman
WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT is an incredibly exciting debut from an extraordinary new voice in fiction.Spanning four decades, from 1968 onwards, this is the story of a fabulous but flawed family and the slew of ordinary and extraordinary incidents that shape their everyday lives. It is a story about childhood and growing up, loss of innocence, eccentricity, familial ties and friendships, love and life. Stripped down to its bare bones, it's about the unbreakable bond between a brother and sister.
The Willow Girls
By Pamela Evans
The war may be over, but in their busy London pub a mother and daughter face new battles... With strong female characters connected by a deep maternal bond, Pam Evans' emotional saga, The Willow Girls, is sure to stay with you long after you finish the last page. Perfect for fans of Dilly Court and Nadine Dorries.Tilly and her daughter Nina have managed the Willow pub throughout the war. But when the war is over they find themselves faced with new problems, not least of which is Baz Paxton, whose ambitions extend beyond the pub. Nina falls for his charms, but there's heartbreak ahead when she discovers she is pregnant with Baz's child... What readers are saying about The Willow Girls: 'I liked the detail in this story. It was well written and easy to follow when resumed. Characters believable and strong''Another brilliant book from Pam Evans, story line great, always a bit of a twist in her books'
Wait For Dark
By Scott Frost
Scott Frost is back with another explosive crime novel featuring Alex Delillo. As the heat rises, LA begins to experience a series of power blackouts. As the situation worsens, LAPD is put on tactical alert in preparation for nightfall. With every available cop on the streets, Lt. Alex Delillo and her partner, Harrison, are holding the fort at headquarters, waiting for the first homicide call. But when that call comes in, the voice on the other end isn't a victim pleading for help. It's a voice talking in riddles, pointing to a murder that is about to be committed once night falls.Delillo and Harrison pinpoint the call to an office in a brokerage firm in the building across the street. But as they arrive, only a ringing phone awaits them. It's the caller again, warning them that it's almost dark, and they don't have much time to stop what is about to happen to the office's occupant. Now the killer has Delillo's attention and his plan is in motion. Dark is coming and it doesn't wait for anyone. Can Delillo find the killer before it's too late?
What's Your Bright Idea?
By Tim Campbell, Paul Humphries
Trusted, expert advice on the initial steps in setting up a sound, well-organized business. That's where WHAT'S YOUR BRIGHT IDEA? comes in. Both authors have considerable experience of new business ventures. They offer an honest, waffle-free assessment of what's required to set up a business, and give you plenty of sound advice along the way. Going into business involves a lot of hard work, but it should also be fun. WHAT'S YOUR BRIGHT IDEA? will help stimulate the vital sense of adventure required to make a success of possibly the most significant journey of your life.
By Sasha Wagstaff
Feuding families, star-crossed lovers... let the fireworks begin!Debonair and dynamic, millionaire Judd Harrington is back at Brockett Hall. With his socialite wife and family in tow, he's returned from LA a glittering success. But as he stares across the valley at Lochlin Maguire's beautiful country house, all he can think of is revenge. Meanwhile Judd's arch-rival has troubles of his own. Lochlin's record label is losing major talent to an unknown competitor, his wife Tavvy is distracted and he can't seem to see eye to eye with his son Shay. And, unbeknownst to Lochlin, his talented singer daughter Iris has fallen for irresistible racing driver Ace Harrington out in LA. Ace is under orders from Judd to break Iris's heart. What he hadn't bargained for was losing his own in the process. Can he go against his father's wishes? Or will Judd's wicked games ruin love's young dream?
What To Do When You Become the Boss
By Bob Selden
What to do when you get promoted to management level and, in particular, how to manage people.Most new managers get very little initial training on how to manage. Generally, new managers are promoted or selected for the role because of their excellent technical or professional expertise. It is assumed therefore that they will also be experts at people management, but this is often not the case. WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU BECOME THE BOSS is a complete how to guide for first-time managers. Simple and practical, you'll discover how to:Become an effective leader and get the best out of yourself and be recognised throughout the organisation;Allocate your time effectively between leading, managing and operating;Manage your boss;Manage team performance, including setting standards, coaching, motivating and appraising performance;Delegate, make effective decisions and run motivating meetings;Choose the right person for the job using a proven method.
When the Wind Blows
By James Patterson
Frannie O'Neill is a young and talented veterinarian living in Colorado. Devastated by the mysterious murder of her husband, David, a local doctor, Frannie throws herself into her work. It is not long before another bizarre murder occurs and Kit Harrison, a troubled and unconventional FBI agent, arrives on her doorstep. Late one night, near the woods of her animal hospital, Frannie stumbles upon a strange, astonishing phenomenon that will change the course of her life for ever . . . Her name is Max. With breathtaking energy, eleven-year-old Max leads Frannie and Kit to uncover one of the most diabolical and inhuman plots of modern science.
By Jenna Burtenshaw
Ten years ago Kate Winters' parents were taken by the High Council's wardens to help with the country's war effort. Now the wardens are back...and prisoners, including Kate's uncle Artemis, are taken south on the terrifying Night Train. Kate and her friend Edgar are hunted by a far more dangerous enemy. Silas Dane - the High Council's most feared man - recognises Kate as one of the Skilled; a rare group of people able to see through the veil between the living and the dead. His spirit was damaged by the High Council's experiments into the veil, and he's convinced that Kate can undo the damage and allow him to find peace.The knowledge Kate needs lies within Wintercraft - a book thought to be hidden deep beneath the graveyard city of Fume. But the Night of Souls, when the veil between life and death is at its thinnest, is just days away and the High Council have their own sinister plans for Kate and Wintercraft.
Whose Turn for the Stairs?
By Robert Douglas
This is an utterly charming story about twelve families and their tightly knit street in 1950s Maryhill. Following the end of the war, the close rebuilds its ties and the strong sense of community and friendly neighbourhood bonds are soon back in place. There is young love for Rhea and Robert; a surprising new start for James; a change of direction for George; and all overseen by the matriarch of the street - Granny Thomson. And of course, all buoyed up by a big helping of Scottish humour and strength of spirit. Yet it is all not perfect in their world: the families have to deal with poverty, religious bigotry, racism, heartbreak, lies, violence and death.But the powerful friendships cannot ultimately be broken. In Robert Douglas's first novel, he recreates a time and place particular to Glasgow but to which everyone will relate.
The Winning Mind
By Sebastian Coe
From his childhood amidst the steel mills of South Yorkshire to Olympic glory and beyond, Seb Coe's story is one of extraordinary achievement.One of the greatest middle-distance runners of all time, Seb earned four Olympic medals during a world-record breaking career. THE WINNING MIND is Seb's account of the challenges, hard graft, set-backs and victories that he experienced during his career, retold with the passion and commitment that ultimately made him such an inspirational sporting champion.As an athlete, politican, business speaker and key figure in the delivery of the 2012 Olympic Games, Seb Coe has striven to achieve success in every challenge he has faced. This is the story of one man's quest for excellence and the power of the winning mind.
Why Not Me?
By Mandy Mcmillan
Mandy McMillan was not a fighter. She was ordinary: a hairdresser, a party girl, a bit of a coward when it came to all things medical. The worst she'd ever fought was a cold.Then she was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 27 - the second in her group of five friends to be struck down by the disease. She'd had a one in 1,900 chance of getting it. Her cancer was incurable; chemotherapy almost killed her, her body was so ravaged that she almost gave up, but Mandy battled on. Her one stroke of good fortune? The arrival of new wonder-drug, Herceptin.Then a miracle happened: Mandy gave birth to Britain's first Herceptin baby, a little girl conceived, carried and born to a mum on long-term treatment. A drug saved Mandy McMillan, now a daughter called Holly is keeping her alive. And she will fight every single day to see her child grow up.
By Amy Molloy
My story begins where most women hope theirs will end - with a big, white wedding. After all, isn't that how every good fairy tale finishes?I thought so. And at 23, in love and engaged, it seemed my 'happy ever after' was secure...That is until the man of my dreams died three weeks into our marriage. Look at me now: a 23 year old widow. You'd never guess. I've learnt to hide it well.Because the way I saw it, there were only two options...A) Dress in black, become a recluse and watch my wedding video on a loop?ORB) Decide falling in love again is out of the question and choose an easy, uncomplicated alternative - sex...Funny, powerful, and painfully honest, WIFE, INTERRUPTED examines the complicated process of grieving - and proves that sometimes the most unthinkable things can be the most comforting.
The Woman Who Drew Buildings
By Wendy Robertson
A powerful portrayal of the unbreakable bond between a mother and her son.As Adam Matheve walks towards his mother's house, to see her for the first time in two years, he has just one hope - to forge the bond with her for which he's always yearned. Enigmatic Marie Matheve has spent her life indulging her passion for drawing buildings. Now, after a dangerous fall, she lies unconscious, her life slipping away. All Adam can do is wait in desperate hope for her recovery. But as time passes Adam begins to unravel the mystery of his mother's past and discovers how little he really knows about the woman who raised him.
Work Less, Achieve More
By Fergus O'connell
WORK LESS, ACHIEVE MORE is a step-by-step guide on how to de-stress, deliver your work on time and get your life back in order.For many people, a successful work/life balance is frustratingly elusive. A typical worker might expect to be filled with dread on a Monday morning, work increasingly long hours, feel constantly stressed, and struggle to maintain a decent quality of life. Work/life balance is typically seen as a time management issue, but that's not it. Working harder in the little time you have won't help. What's needed is a change of attitude, where you can stop tearing your hair out, and go home feeling happy, stress-free and confident of a job well-done. In the process, you will become much more productive, relaxed and an asset to your business. WORK LESS, ACHIEVE MORE shows you how.
Who's That Sleeping in My Bed?
By Keren Smedley
Sex and relationships advice for baby boomers - the new sexy generation.Being over 50 is, thankfully, not what it used to be: it does not mean giving up on sex and love. And the baby boomers - heirs to the sexual revolution of the sixties - approach sex and relationships in a very different way to previous generations, continuing to want to be vital and sexual and encountering new options and new problems. Keren Smedley has been asked every question you could imagine - and some you couldn't - about the relationship issues of today's baby boomer. WHO'S THAT SLEEPING IN MY BED? addresses a huge range of questions and answers them wisely and wittily.
The White Empress
By Lyn Andrews
Bestselling author Lyn Andrews works her special magic in THE WHITE EMPRESS, which is a perfect read for anyone who loves the novels of Kate Thompson or Katie Flynn.Cat Cleary is a sixteen-year-old Irish 'slummy' arriving in Liverpool to seek her fortune. Joe Calligan, a young steam-packet deckhand, think she's the loveliest girl he's ever seen, and hasn't the heart to tell her that Liverpool is full of people tramping the streets looking for work.And then Cat sees the White Empress, a huge luxury liner. In that moment her ambition is born - to be chief stewardess. In spite of her poverty, her lack of education, her family background, Cat Cleary sets about realising her incredible dream. And while doing so she discovers that having a good man by her side will bring her more happiness than she could ever have imagined.
The Woman Who Drew Buildings
By Wendy Robertson
A powerful portrayal of the unbreakable bond between a mother and her son.As Adam Matheve walks towards his mother's house, to see her for the first time in two years, he has just one hope - to forge the bond with her for which he's always yearned. Enigmatic Marie Matheve has spent her life indulging her passion for drawing buildings, often at the cost of her relationship with her son. Now, after a dangerous fall, she lies unconscious, her life slipping away. All Adam can do is wait in desperate hope for her recovery. But as time passes Adam begins to unravel the mystery of his mother's past and discovers how little he really knows about the woman who raised him. For all his life Marie has kept a secret from him, a secret that will change his life for ever...