The Way sisters, Anna, Charlie and Emz, were raised in two worlds. Their mother's realm of reason, measurement and logic, and the world inhabited by their spectacularly unconventional grandmother, Hettie. While their mother worked, the sisters ran wild at Hettie's Cob Cottage, discovering forbidden Pike Lake, unknowable Havoc Wood, and what their grandmother referred to only as 'The Strengths'. But time passed, the sisters grew up, work and relationships and their mother's world won them over, and The Strengths lay forgotten... That is until Hettie passes away suddenly, leaving behind Cob Cottage and a whole lot of questions. Anna is busy trying very hard not to cry as she caters yet another wedding, Charlie is spending more time at the job she loves than with the boyfriend she's not quite sure about and Emz is dreaming up new ways to avoid school and the drama that comes with it, but can they deal with strange guests, unexpected danger and some long-forgotten memories?
Mega Box Set of the first 9 books in The Kitchen Witch series Book 1. Miss Spelled Amelia Spelled has had a bad week. Her boyfriend dumps her when she inadvertently gives him food poisoning; her workplace, a telecommunications center, fires all their staff as they are outsourcing offshore, and she is evicted due to smoke damage resulting from her failed attempts at baking. Amelia thinks her luck has changed when she inherits her estranged aunt’s store, two mysterious cats, and beautiful Victorian house. Yet has Amelia jumped out of the frying pan into the fire? Book 2. Dizzy Spells Amelia’s spells have improved, but her baking has not. She needs to make enough dough to save her crumbling cake store business. Yet that is soon the least of her worries, when a body is found on her porch and her new friend, Dianne, becomes the main suspect. Book 3: Sit for a Spell Amelia Spelled is playing Clue at Camino’s house when one of the guests drops dead in the dining room. There was no sign of weapons, so was it Amelia’s food? Or something just as unpleasant but more sinister? Book 4: Spelling Mistake Amelia Spelled discovers an old spellbook, which to her delight contains a spell to improve one’s baking. When a spelling mistake is thrown into the mix, she accidentally summons an entity. When a murderer strikes, can Amelia rise to the occasion, solve the murder, and find her abilities as a witch? Book 5: EXSpelled Egged on by Amelia’s recent success in the kitchen, her friends send her to a cooking school on a remote tropical island resort. Her teachers’ tempers reach boiling point when they sample her cooking, and worse still, her classmates begin to die one by one. Book 6: The Halloween Spell A mysterious woman arrives on Amelia’s doorstep claiming Amelia’s departed Aunt Angelica did a spell for her every Halloween. She insists that Amelia do the spell for her, and that’s when the trouble starts. Book 7: Spellcheck When Amelia takes cupcakes to the local nursing home, she is met with a frosted reception by the subsequent murder victim. Will Amelia be left with egg on her face or will she rise to the occasion and solve the murder? Book 8: The Halloween Love Spell When Marina Mercer comes to claim her yearly spell, Amelia’s protests fall on deaf years. The last Halloween spell nearly got Amelia killed; the house is distracted, and Amelia accidentally cooks up something she shouldn't. Who is responsible for the murder of Amelia’s obnoxious bank loan manager? As there are so many variables, the police lose interest and are keen to withdraw from the case. And will Amelia’s investigations be of no account, or will they be given credit? One thing is for certain: mayhem and burned cupcakes will ensue, as Amelia and foxy Private Detective Alder Vervain try to solve the murder while finding time for romance. You can bank on that! Book 9: Spell It Out For Amelia Spelled, it's another case of déjà brew when a man dies at a Tea Leaf Reading. Amelia and Camino are among the witnesses. Only trouble is, they were both asleep at the time. Luckily, Amelia is soon brewing up a solution, along with her trusty friends, who are out to prove there is a tea in team. When the murderer draws a little too close for comfort, will the house come to the rescue, or is Amelia in for a steep shock? Alder has something on his mind, and this time, it's not solving the murder. Will he spell it out, or will Amelia be left guessing? One thing is for sure, it's best to not chai this at home.
In Christmas Extravaganza, Book 1, Robert Vandall takes familiar songs and carols to a new level of pianism and creativity. Each piece is arranged with pianistic freedom appropriate to the song. The arrangements combine both fresh and familiar harmonies, unique melodic treatments, and interesting rhythms. Each solo is comfortable in the hands while sounding impressive. Titles: * Angels We Have Heard On High * Go, Tell It on the Mountain * God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen * Good King Wenceslas * The Holly and the Ivy * It Came Upon the Midnight Clear * O Little Town of Bethlehem * Silent Night * We Wish You a Merry Christmas
The Celebrated Christmas Duets series features arrangements of sacred carols and secular songs that are favorites of piano students at all levels. New and exciting harmonies and rhythms create satisfying musical experiences, and careful balancing of the primo and secondo parts gives both performers a chance to shine. Titles: * Away in a Manger * God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen * Jingle Bells * The Little Drummer Boy * Up on the Housetop. 24 pages.
Each solo in this book features pianistic freedom within the style and form of the piece. Even when the hands move freely around the keyboard, the goal was to keep the technique required to play each piece within limited boundaries to ensure student success. Titles: * Ballade * Caprice * Dynamo! * Gymnopedie * Jammin' * Petite Nocturne * Serenade * Toccatina in E Minor
A dazzling collection of new writing by leading contemporary authors. Published to promote and support the work of Britain's Royal National Institute for the Blind, Sightlines includes pieces from many of Britain's foremost writers, all of whom have contributed their writing without a fee. Introduced by Sue Townsend, who recently lost her sight, "Sightlines includes many previously unpublished stories, essays and poems by leading contemporary authors such as Louis de Bernieres, Antonia Fraser, Nina Bawden, Frederick Forsyth, Doris Lessing, A S Byatt, Malcolm Bradbury, David Lodge, John Fowles, D J Enright, Andrew Motion, David Malouf, Brian Aldiss, Tibor Fischer, Philip Kerr, and Reginald Hill, among many others.
The year is 10,515 AD. The Hyades Armada, traveling at near lightspeed, will reach Earth in just four centuries to assess humanity's value as slaves. For the last 8,000 years, two opposing factions have labored to meet the alien threat in very different ways. One of them is Ximen del Azarchel, immortal leader of the mutineers from the starship Hermetic and self-appointed Master of the World, who has allowed his followers to tamper continuously with the evolutionary destiny of Man, creating one bizarre race after another in an apparent search for a species the Hyades will find worthy of conquest. The other is Menelaus Montrose, the posthuman Judge of Ages, whose cryonic Tombs beneath the surface of Earth have preserved survivors from each epoch created by the Hermeticists. Montrose intends to thwart the alien invaders any way he can, and to remain alive long enough to be reunited with his bride Rania, who is on a seventy-millennia journey to confront the Hyades' masters, tens of thousands of light-years away. Now, with the countdown to the Hyades' arrival nearing its end, del Azarchel and Montrose square off for what is to be their final showdown for the fate of Earth, a battle of gunfire and cliometric calculus; powered armor and posthuman intelligence. Judge of Ages is the wildly inventive third volume in a series exploring future history and human evolution from John C. Wright. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.