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Get more out of every piece of wood!Every woodworker has a pile of wood scraps, rips and cutoffs. The Wood Stash Project Book shows you how to put this perfectly good material to use in fun and creative ways.You'll learn how to turn "leftovers" into great gifts using carving, turning and your favorite hand-tooling techniques. Step-by-step photos are included for each project, ranging from kitchen utensils and small sculptures to jewelry, letter openers, boxes and more.Learn how to turn your wood scrap into fun, finished pieces like these:Cherry-Wood VaseFaceted Wooden BeadsCherry Key CacheBandsawn Maple Change BoxCherry SpoonMixed-Wood Cutting BoardBasket for Cut FlowersThree-Tier Keepsake ChestSet of CheckersDesk ClockPorthole Picture FramesCherry ShelvesWalnut BoxFigured Maple BoxFigured Maple Spatula
A scuba diving company faces bankruptcy because sharks have infested the area. Solution? Open the world's first extreme diving school. The Art of Creative Thinking reveals how we can transform ourselves, our businesses and our society through a deeper understanding of human creativity. Rod Judkins, of the world-famous St Martin's College of Art, has studied successful creative thinkers from every walk of life, throughout history. Drawing on an extraordinary range of reference points - from the Dada Manifesto to Nobel Prize Winning economists, from Andy Warhol's studio to Einstein's desk - he distils a lifetime's expertise into a succinct, surprising book that will inspire you to think more confidently and creatively. You'll realise why you should be happy when your train is cancelled; meet the most successful class in educational history (in which every single student won a Nobel prize); discover why graphic nudity during public speaking can be both a hindrance and surprisingly persuasive; and learn why, in the twenty-first century, it's technically illegal to be as good as Michelangelo. Be stubborn about compromise. Plan to have more accidents. Be mature enough to be childish. Contradict yourself more often. Discover the Art of Creative Thinking. *From the publishers of the international bestseller The Art of Thinking Clearly*
From renowned author Lindsey Davis, creator of the much-loved character, Marcus Didius Falco and his friends and family, comes the third novel in her all-new series set in Ancient Rome. We first met Flavia Albia, Falco's feisty adopted daughter, in The Ides of April. Albia is a remarkable woman in what is very much a man's world: young, widowed and fiercely independent, she lives alone on the Aventine Hill in Rome and makes a good living as a hired investigator. An outsider in more ways than one, Albia has unique insight into life in ancient Rome, and she puts it to good use going places no man could go, and asking questions no man could ask. When a body is discovered inside a large chest that's about to go under the hammer at the Falco family auction house, Albia throws herself into the investigation. For one thing, it'd be nice to beat her adoptive father at his own game. For another, it'll give her yet another chance to work with Manlius Faustus, the man she just can't quite get enough of. But when Faustus then invites her to get involved in the Roman elections, Albia discovers links between the politician they're working for and the murder she's investigating. And those links implicate none other than Faustus. Enemies at Home presents Ancient Rome as only Lindsey Davis can, offering wit, intrigue, action and the further adventures of a brilliant new heroine who promises to be as celebrated as Marcus Didius Falco and Helena Justina, her fictional predecessors.
'Your life is precious - a precious gift. It is sacred; every moment of it. The opportunity to live rather than sleepwalk through our days belongs to us. This book is a call to wake up. It is a call to each one of us; to wake up, to live before we die.' It's easy to sleepwalk through life without ever really considering what we're here for. But life presents us with continual opportunities to wake up - and to think about not just what we do with our lives, but who we become while living them. Ultimately it is the story that we believe about ourselves, our lives and the world around us that will shape us - for better or for worse. So where do we find a good story - a convincing narrative that makes sense of it all? Steve Chalke suggests that Jesus' good news about the kingdom of God - a practical, lived-out expression of God's plans for the world - is the best story for us to find ourselves in. Each one of us is called to be part of the drama of the coming kingdom, and it's in this that we find a practical spirituality that helps shape our lives into everything we were meant to be.
There's more going on in The Street than its inhabitants realise . . . In the course of this delightful, quirky and perceptive novel an elderly soldier with incipient Alzheimer's saves the life of a remarkable child, a resting actor finds real purpose, a woman starved of love discovers it in an unexpected place and a beloved cat achieves immortality.
When tragedy strikes the small mountain village of Fogas in the French Pyrenees, the residents must once more rally round to protect their precious way of life - and this time the stakes are higher than ever. A struggle for the town hall sees political ambition rise to ever more dangerous - even life-threatening - levels, crucial relationships are tested and a deadly plot for revenge and retribution has terrible consequences . . . But among the grief and drama come love, laughs and new beginnings. And in good times and bad, the value our villagers place on community and friendship has never been greater.
When Phillida Bethel takes her first holiday job as her mother's help to beautiful Suzanne Kingley, she never guesses what lies in store for her on the exotic Topaz Island. Danger, romance, adventure and excitement are to come her way in full measure. Inexperienced as she is, she has no yardstick by which to assess the fascinating American boy, Jeff Aymon. But it is the English student, Greg Somerville, who seems the only safe haven when this world of beauty suddenly becomes sinister... A compelling classic romance from the inimitable Patricia Robins, first published in 1965 and now available for the first time in eBook.
Gina and Charles Martin are young and passionately in love. Their marriage is perfect until Gina learns that she cannot have children. Her husband's failure to understand the effect this has on her causes her need for a baby to grow into an obsession. Gradually the young couple's relationship deteriorates until they are little more than strangers and their intense love little more than a memory. Gina hopes first to adopt a baby, then to foster a child, before in desperation seeking a solution outside the law... A compelling classic romance from the inimitable Patricia Robins, first published in 1965 and now available for the first time in eBook.
A compelling classic romance from the inimitable Patricia Robins, first published in 1953 and now available for the first time in eBook.
Evelyn, Gay and Margaret are sisters. When their widowed mother dies, the caring Evelyn is thrust into looking after Margaret, who was born blind. Gay, always pursuing her own interests, is happy to be taken out by the rich Gordon de Verriland, leaving Evelyn wondering if she will ever meet someone herself. When Nicky March comes into Evelyn's life, could he be the one for her? Or will Gay's selfishness ruin her hope of love? A compelling classic romance from the inimitable Patricia Robins, first published in 1945 and now available for the first time in eBook.
A compelling classic romance from the inimitable Patricia Robins, first published in 1967 and now available for the first time in eBook.
Anna Gallagher and Liam Harrison are happily married, have successful careers and when Liam's promotion comes through, they plan to start a family. That's until something happens to turn their world upside down. Anna's sister, Rachel is married to Gary, is a stay-at-home mum to Alex and is expecting her second child. Everyone is delighted with the news except Rachel. The truth is she is horrified at the thought of becoming a mum again. Jill is the girls' cousin and best friend and knows exactly what makes them both tick. Unfortunately, she can't seem to help them understand each other. The Gallagher Girls have hard times ahead but when the going gets tough, will blood really prove thicker than water?
Recently married to Dermot and tipped as Ireland's hottest new designer, Celine Moore is relaxed, happy and looking forward to an exciting future. Why then just five years later, is she barely able to hold her head up high in her local Dublin neighbourhood, at odds with her father and sister-in-law and accepting a job in a second hand clothes shop? Celine's life changed the night Dermot failed to return from work. The shock of Dermot's violent end destroys all her happiness and ambition. Aching loneliness and anger take their place, and without thinking through the consequences, Celine embarks on an affair with a married man. Desperate to put some distance between herself and the local gossips, a new start in a new place and a new job seems like the perfect opportunity to start again. But it's not long before she realizes that however much you try to run away, your past has a habit of catching up with you dramatically in the end...
Following the premature death of her parents, 19-year-old Dee Hewson puts her college plans on hold to go travelling with her boyfriend, Neil. All goes well until they reach Las Vegas, where Neil develops a dangerous addiction to gambling. After two years of their rootless, nomadic existence, Dee awakes to find Neil gone, along with her credit cards, the diamond ring he'd bought her in San Francisco and her father's watch. Devastated, Dee returns to the family home in Dublin to pick up the pieces of her old life. Still in shock at what happened, the discovery that she's also pregnant is the icing on the cake. But baby Sam turns out to be the one positive thing to come out of Dee's relationship with Neil. After trying and failing at a number of part-time jobs, Dee discovers a talent for cooking and eventually sets up her own catering business, finally daring to find love again with the steadfast Conor Fitzgerald. But the publicity generated by her success has an unwelcome side-effect: the return of the feckless Neil. Amazed and delighted to discover he's a father, Neil wants to be a part of Sam's life. Dee feels she has no choice but to agree. Surely having his dad in his life can only be a good thing for Sam. Or can it?
The life and marriage of Grace and Michael Mulcahy has all the signs of being a successful and fulfilled one: a daughter; rewarding jobs; plenty of friends. But when Grace discovers that her partner in her interior design business, 52-year-old Miriam, is embezzling her, the seeds are sown for Grace's bind. When confronted with her betrayal, Miriam begs Grace not to tell anyone in order to preserve Miriam's marriage which will fall apart if the truth outs. Grace agrees to keep quiet but finds it leads to all sorts of complications and misunderstandings that put a strain on all of her relationships both professional and personal. By the time she notices how close things are to crumbling, is it too late to piece together the ties that bind her to those she loves?
In October 2012, the nation was gripped by the tragic story of five-year-old April Jones, whose disappearance from the tiny Welsh village of Machynllech sparked the biggest police search in UK history. Her body was never fully recovered but paedophile Mark Bridger was convicted of her murder and abduction following a month-long trial in May 2013. In this gripping and harrowing book, April's heartbroken parents Coral and Paul speak at length about their beloved daughter and the search for her, their ordeal as they faced Bridger in court every day during the trial, and their ongoing fight against the vile child pornography he viewed in the days leading up to April's abduction. They remember with enduring love the daughter who fought so bravely to survive premature birth and mild disability, and who was enchanted by all the things a little girl finds magical. Paul Jones kept a diary throughout the ordeal, the contents of which are revealed for the first time in this searingly honest account of unimaginable emotional pain. Alongside books such as Madeleine by Kate McCann and Goodbye Dearest Holly by Kevin Wells, April will stand as a poignant reminder of what it means to lose the thing you most love.
Part of the TED series: Follow Your Gut Today we study the brain with painstaking detail. But we largely ignore what might prove to be the most important part of our body: the trillions of microbes that live inside us, especially in our gut. Increasingly, it looks like the harmless bacteria we each have - or lack - may hold the key to our most vexing health issues, including obesity, allergies, asthma and digestive problems. The makeup of this internal ecosystem varies wildly from person to person. Different people - even those in the same ethnic group, geographic region and immediate family - may have up to a 90% difference in the contents of our gut. (Compare this with our DNA, where all humans, worldwide, are 99.99% the same.) Evidence shows that small changes in the microbes present (altered by antibiotics, diet, geographic region, and so on) may affect weight, likelihood of disease and even psychological factors like risk-taking behaviour. Knight and Buhler explore the previously unseen world inside our bodies, in dynamic, accessible prose geared towards a general audience. With a practical eye towards deeper knowledge and better decisions, the book includes a detailed tour of our "micro-biome" as well as an exploration of the known effects of antibiotics, probiotics, diet choices, birth method, and access to livestock on our children's lifelong health. The book will guide readers on how to learn about their own "microbiome" and take steps towards understanding and improving their health, using the latest research as their guide. The book will be published alongside the release of Dr. Rob Knight's illuminating TEDTalk.
At eleven o' clock one night in 1997, four hungry, damaged young children arrive on foster carers Trisha and Mike Merry's doorstep. Two social workers dropped them off with nothing but the ragged clothes they were wearing and no information. The children were covered in bruises, two had black eyes, one had a broken arm and they were all scratching themselves. Starved, seriously neglected and abused in every way, four young siblings have been repeatedly overlooked by everyone who should have cared. The eldest scavenges for food by night and is exhausted from trying to protect his sisters, his baby brother and himself from serious parental neglect and the perilous attentions of frequent paedophile visitors. From the start, these four children challenge Trisha and Mike to extremes. Despite all their experience over many years, they wonder if they have met their match. Yet, from that very first night, this couple's unbounded love and care and their unbelievable determination surmount all the obstacles that follow. The shocking truth about the children's home lives is beyond anything Trish and Mike have experienced, yet through their formidable efforts, their unshakeable belief in the children, and their (almost) unfailing sense of humour, they are able to turn around four young lives from tragedy to hope.
Through the life story of Heinz Hoher, player, coach, manager, scout and sports director, Ronald Reng tells the dramatic story of the rise of the Bundesliga over the last fifty years since it was founded in 1963. During that period, football has grown from a game where a club's directors, puffing on cigars, would join the players in their dressing room at half time, to today's highly paid environment, where Red Bull are trying to break into one of the most successful sporting brands in the world. From a country struggling to cope with the Nazi legacy in the 1960s, Germany has emerged as an economic and sporting powerhouse of Europe. Matchdays recreates the daily life of professional footballers from a different era, when match-fixing, doping and even guns all played their part in the training ground. Hoher himself spent two decades as a manager, once icing up the pitch at his ground to get a game cancelled, and making his living playing cards after he was sacked from the sport he loves. Already a major bestseller and award-winning book in Germany, Matchdays reveals the truth behind the rise of German football and is sure to fascinate anyone interested in understanding a nation and its rise to the top of the sporting ladder.
Suspenseful and haunting, Bollen's thrilling novel Orient is a provocative take on the troubled American dream, in the vein of Lionel Shriver or AM Homes. At the eastern edge of Long Island, far from the hustle of New York City, stands Orient, a village that has been home to a few families for hundreds of years and is now - reluctantly - opening up to wealthy weekenders and artists from the city. On the last day of summer, a young man with a hazy past appears, and, not long after his arrival comes a series of events that shatters the peace in this isolated community. A strange, twisted creature washes ashore on the Sound and, soon after, a human corpse is found floating in the water. An elderly woman dies in bizarre circumstances and a house fire erupts out of nowhere. Fear and suspicion mount until everyone's secrets threaten to be exposed. But who is Mills Chevern? What is his real name and why is he here? As all eyes shift towards the orphan drifter, Mills elicits the support of Beth Shepherd, an Orient native who is hiding a secret of her own. 'A compelling novel of tragic suspense. Bollen has a gift for tightly drawn characters and an ominous sense of place' AM Homes 'A taut and elegant suspense about strangers and strangeness, suspicion and forgiveness, reinvention and confession' Joshua Ferris 'Orient is not as pleasant as it seems, and Bollen will hold you spellbound as he reveals its secrets. A truly well-crafted murder mystery that recalls both PD James and Twin Peaks' Nelson DeMilleens of portraits in the crispest, blackest ink' Edmund White
The life of William Shakespeare, Britain's greatest dramatist, was inextricably linked with the history of London. Together, the great writer and the great city came of age and confronted triumph and tragedy. Triumph came when Shakespeare's company, the Chamberlain's Men, opened the Globe playhouse on Bankside in 1599, under the patronage of Queen Elizabeth I. Tragedy touched the lives of many of his contemporaries, from fellow playwright Christopher Marlowe to the disgraced Earl of Essex, while London struggled against the ever-present threat of riots, rebellions and outbreaks of plague. Globe takes its readers on a tour of London through Shakespeare's life and work. In fascinating detail, Catharine Arnold tells how acting came of age, how troupes of touring players were transformed from scruffy vagabonds into the finely-dressed 'strutters' of the Globe itself. We learn about James Burbage, founder of the original Theatre, in Shoreditch, who carried timbers across the Thames to build the Globe among the bear-gardens and brothels of Bankside. And of the terrible night in 1613 when the theatre caught fire during a performance of King Henry VIII. Rebuilt once more, the Globe continued to stand as a monument to Shakespeare's genius until 1642 when it was destroyed on the orders of Oliver Cromwell. And finally we learn how 300 years later, Shakespeare's Globe opened once more upon the Bankside, to great acclaim, rising like a phoenix from the flames. Arnold creates a vivid portrait of Shakespeare and his London from the bard's own plays and contemporary sources, combining a novelist's eye for detail with a historian's grasp of his unique contribution to the development of the English theatre. This is a portrait of Shakespeare, London, the man and the myth.
Do you secretly love to play with your food?Whether you're craving peanuts or pizza, you'll find just the thing to hit the spot between the covers of Tasty Crochet. With over 30 crochet patterns on the menu, there's something here to please every palette. In addition to snack items that can be stitched up in a flash, you'll find:patterns to plan a meal for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even dessertbasic crochet techniques to get you started right awayshort "ingredients" lists to make finishing an item quick and easyWhether they're play food for the kids or fun projects for you, you'll love increasing your daily fiber intake with Tasty Crochet!
Melt & Pour and so much more! Soapylove shows you how to turn a glycerin melt-and-pour soap base into tempting, stylish soaps. You'll learn fun and easy techniques for 25 yummy projects featuring bright colors, amazing designs and delicious scents. Glycerin melt-and-pour soap is very easy to use - a microwave or stovetop is all you need! There is no messy boiling or complicated mixing. Techniques not yet found in any glycerin soap project book, including how to make cameos, plaid patterns, soap pops and even jelly donut soaps. The ins and outs of melt-and-pour soap supplies, allowing you to experiment with your own style. So come on in and start creating - you're bound to "Feel the love!"
Making Jewelry with MeaningThe things you collect - the ticket stubs, the coins, the pieces of shell from a beach - hold meaning and significance, reminding you not only where you've been, but also where you're capable of going. Making these items into wearable pieces of art - amplifying their power to become amulets and talismans - is a rewarding experience that's easy to do.Working with the most basic of tools, you will learn cold-connection jewelry techniques to expand your creative process. In addition to basics like creating jump rings and using a file, you will also:Make your own hook and latch claspsCut windows from sheets of metalInlay designs into polymer clayIncorporate concrete into your workAchieve patinas with heatJournal your thoughts onto faux boneTurn paper pulp into realistic rocksCreate "time capsule" beads from PlexiglasAnd much, much more!Discover the rewards of making your own amulets and talismans by learning new techniques to drive your creativity in an entirely new direction.
Discover what happens when you add artmaking and bookbinding together. With Book + Art, explore the basics of surfaces, images and words in order to create provocative works of art with layers of meaning. Whether you're altering a pre-made book or creating your own, here you'll find both the instruction and the inspiration to get it done. In addition to learning mixed-media techniques-such as how to age paper, transfer images and make your own monoprints-you'll be given step-by-step instruction for numerous book structures including: Single-fold and bi-fold books Simple and extended accordions Perfect bindings Side-sewn books Single- and multiple-signature books Boxes Unbound collections Add the art of the book and the book as art to your own artmaking repertoire today and start making your own meaningful artists' books. Foreword by Judith A. Hoffberg, Editor and Publisher of Umbrella.
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