Fiction

The Unpredictable Consequences of Love

Author: Jill Mansell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Jill Mansell's bestseller THE UNPREDICTABLE CONSEQUENCES OF LOVE is an unforgettable tale of sunny days on the beach, Cornwall in the summer and secrets about to be revealed. Perfect for readers of Lucy Diamond and Veronica Henry. In the idyllic seaside town of St Carys, Sophie is putting the past firmly behind her. When Josh arrives in St Carys to run the family hotel, he can't understand why Sophie has zero interest in letting any man into her life. He also can't understand how he's been duped into employing Sophie's impulsive friend Tula, whose crush on him is decidedly unrequited. St Carys has more than its fair share of characters, including the charming but utterly feckless surfer Riley Bryant, who has a massive crush on Tula. Riley's aunt is superstar author Marguerite Marshall. And Marguerite has designs on Josh's grandfather...who in turn still adores his glamorous ex-wife, Dot... Just how many secrets can one seaside town keep? What readers are saying about The Unpredictable Consequences of Love: 'The way in which the various stories played out - with all their twists and turns, laughs and real sadness - against the vividly drawn Cornish setting made for quite engrossing reading' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'Wonderfully witty, highly compelling and absolutely impossible to resist' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'So much love is flowing in this little seaside town and each of the characters are loveable and entertaining. The perfect read with no flaws and had me hooked from start to finish' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars
Biography & Autobiography

Katherine the Queen

Author: Linda Porter

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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‘Linda Porter has done a marvellous job in bringing Katherine Parr to life. In so doing, she evokes the whole terrifying and exciting world of the Tudor courts, packed with intrigue and danger’ A.N. Wilson, Reader’s Digest In this, the first full-scale biography of Katherine Parr, Linda Porter illuminates the life of the queen history has largely forgotten - or at least misremembered. Twice widowed before her marriage to the king, she was not as well versed in the ways of monarchs and her fervent political and religious views made waves in the treacherous waters of the Tudor court. The queen who 'survived' did so only by the skin of her teeth. And though the story of her life has been curiously neglected, she left an enduring impression on English history. 'Colourful and well paced . . . Katherine's was indeed a remarkable life’ Matthew Dennison, Mail on Sunday ‘[A] nuanced picture of family allegiances and intellectual background’ Jenny Uglow, Financial Times
Fiction

Rispondimi

Author: Susanna Tamaro

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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Susanna Tamaro’s writing has deeply affected people throughout the world. Though her voice is unique and her stories firmly rooted in her native Italy, the power of her words and her understanding of human lives are universal. In 1994 her novel Follow Your Heart, was published to wide critical acclaim: “Apart from the perfect characterization and compelling narrative, the writing is a joy to savour, leaving you unable to do anything except to read on.” In Rispondimi, Susanna Tamaro has written three beautiful, thematically related novellas set in contemporary Italy. They portray lives shaped by the tyranny of family, the unpredictable consequences of love, and the fragile hope of redemption: a young woman, trapped by circumstance, teeters on the brink of an abyss; a middle-aged widow, consumed by her hatred of her dead husband, glimpses a possibility of salvation; a guilty father seeks renewal in his daughter’s forgiveness. Incisive, insightful, forcefully written, and thoroughly convincing, Rispondimi confirms Susanna Tamaro’s place as an international writer for our age. Readers will not easily forget the haunting power of this new work.
Fiction

The Island They Towed Away

Author: Melvin Rea

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 290

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A general election in Albion usually produces a clear winner but, when it does not, those who feel they should have won cannot resist the temptation to hold another one. Electorates, however, tend to be less enthusiastic a second time round and politicians struggle to engage their attention, so when a distinguished personage suggested the weather was the root of all Albion’s woes and that it might be a good idea to tow the island away, certain politicians find the suggestion irresistible. The ‘Island they towed Away’ tells of the unpredictable consequences of such an extraordinary solution to political apathy and of the trials and tribulations of the people of Albion as their island is subsequently towed from one unaccustomed mooring to another. It tells of the plots, ambitions and machinations of politicians from both sides of the political divide and how each of them finally receives his just political deserts. Against the backdrop of this high political intrigue, it relates the lives of ordinary people, caught up in the web of political drama whose simple desire to carry on their daily lives unwittingly has a decisive influence on its eventual outcome.
Science

Incoming!

Author: Ted Nield

Publisher: Granta

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 288

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More than 470 million years ago, a stupendous collision in the Asteroid Belt bombarded the Earth with meteorites of all sizes. New research suggests that the resulting ecological disturbance may have been responsible for the single greatest increase in biological diversity since the origin of complex life. Introducing these fresh discoveries, Ted Nield challenges the orthodox view that meteorite strikes are bad news for life on Earth. Interpreted as omens of doom or objects of power, Meteorites have been the stuff of legend throughout human history. Featuring a wealth of fascinating characters and great discoveries, Incoming! takes a fresh look at our falling skies.
Body, Mind & Spirit

Inner Peace Simplified

Author: Cynthia Sholtis

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 316

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Do you feel like you don’t really know who you are apart from society’s labels? Do you wonder why you’re never content for very long---no matter who is in your life or how much you accomplish? Most people feel this way because they learned to settle for far less than they deserve. What if you discovered you have untapped resources to dispel your negative thought patterns? What if you understood exactly how to stop allowing your circumstances to dictate your moods? How much better would you feel then? People from all walks of life talk about a balanced mind, body, and spirit being the key to fulfillment. Inner Peace Simplified doesn’t just, “talk the talk.” It walks you through the three essential steps to exchange your self-limiting thoughts for the unlimited potential you’ve had inside yourself all along! A bonus audio file is available to be downloaded from my website. These transformative meditations are designed to replace your temporary anxiety remedies with the permanent high of attaining spiritual levels of consciousness on earth as it is in heaven.
Philosophy

The Idea of Evil

Author: Peter Dews

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 264

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This timely book by philosopher Peter Dews explores the idea of evil, one of the most problematic terms in the contemporary moral vocabulary. Surveys the intellectual debate on the nature of evil over the past two hundred years Engages with a broad range of discourses and thinkers, from Kant and the German Idealists, via Schopenhauer and Nietzsche, to Levinas and Adorno Suggests that the concept of moral evil touches on a neuralgic point in western culture Argues that, despite the widespread abuse and political manipulation of the term ‘evil’, we cannot do without it Concludes that if we use the concept of evil, we must acknowledge its religious dimension
Religion

Just Wondering, Jesus

Author: Tom Ehrich

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 164

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In his weekly newspaper column the author challenges readers to pose the questions they would most like to ask Jesus "from the roadside," and here in a fascinating glimpse into people's minds and hearts are some of those questions, as well as answers in the form of a brief meditation or essay. Original.