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The Spanish Letter

by Kate Mccabe

She thought she knew the men in her life... Sandy Devine is a young woman who appears to have everything - a stellar media career, a stunning penthouse apartment overlooking Dublin's River Liffey and, after some stormy setbacks, the perfect romance with handsome A&R man Sam Ross. The pair are the envy of the Dublin social scene and it looks as if Sandy's future is bright. But when her mother's health declines and she has to be hospitalised, Sandy discovers a letter in her mother's personal belongings, which unleashes a long-hidden family secret that forces Sandy to question everything she once took for granted. As Sandy sets out on a voyage of discovery that takes her from Dublin to the Costa del Sol in search of her true identity, nothing can prepare her for what lies in store...

National 5 English: Portfolio Writing Skills

by Willie Mcguire

This title is endorsed by SQA. Shows students how they can enhance their writing skills and improve their National 5 grade, by detailing the basic Portfolio requirements and illustrating different writing forms that may be used. Writing skills in the Folio submission make up 30% of the marks in National 5 English, and this book has been written to show students how they can enhance those writing skills and improve their National 5 grade at the same time! As well as detailing the basic Folio requirements, the book explains and illustrates different writing forms that may be used, the 'writing process' and assessment criteria. Common errors - and how to avoid them - are illustrated, and suggested answers are also provided to typical tasks. - A completely authoritative one-volume guide to the Folio writing process, which makes up 30% of a candidate's grade at National 5 - Written by a highly experienced examiner and setter - Provides practical, down-to-earth guidance for students about the 'writing process'

The 5:2 Diet Book

by Kate Harrison

The 5:2 Diet will transform your body, your mind and your health. It's the revolutionary part-time weight loss diet with lifelong health and anti-ageing results. This is the simplest, most flexible and most health enhancing weight loss programme you'll ever follow - and with this book to guide you, you can start today. You'll still get to eat all the foods you love but enjoy incredible health benefits, with positive effects on cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer's and more.Intermittent fasting is revolutionising the weight loss world. Simply by eating significantly less for one or two days a week you can trigger incredible physical and mental changes that protect your body and brain from damage and help it repair itself.And The 5:2 Diet Book - packed with tips, science, recipes, inspiration and case studies from over thirty dieters - will help you join the revolution to lose weight, boost your brain and transform your body.And it'll even save you money, with no specialist diet foods or supplements required. No wonder it's as popular with men as it is with women - and with first-time dieters as with weight loss veterans.Journalist and former yoyo dieter Kate Harrison has finally won the battle with her weight - now she shares the secrets that are helping thousands of men and women transform their bodies. The 5:2 Diet Book is your comprehensive guide to the wonderful world of intermittent fasting.It includes:? All you need to trigger the 'healing' mode that happens when you restrict your diet for as little as one day a week? The incredible effects on your brain cells? The transformation in the way you view hunger and food? The cost savings you can make - saving pounds from your food bill as you lose them from your body!? 5:2 your way - how to personalise the diet to your exact requirements and preferences? Detailed meal plans, and simple but healthy recipes...? Or ready-made suggestions for when you don't feel like cooking? Hundreds of real-life tips and success stories from men and women like youThis is more than another diet craze - it's anything but crazy and it's a lifestyle you'll want to adopt for the rest of your life.

You Will Never Find Me

by Robert Wilson

Charlie Boxer messed up his family life. First the army, then the police, then high-stakes kidnap and recovery, his ex-wife and daughter learnt to live without him as his work took him places no man can come back from unscarred.Trying to rebuild a relationship with Amy, his teenage daughter, hasn't been easy. But Charlie only realises just how wrong things have gone when he finds her empty room and a note: You will never find me.Having spent years working to track down kidnap victims, Charlie knows that sometimes, the missing don't want to be found. And he knows the hell it brings for families - the vanished are neither dead or alive, but simply gone. Worse still, Charlie Boxer knows how quickly a life can fall apart once you're living under the radar.For Charlie, danger has finally come to his front door and to crack the hardest case he's ever worked, it's time to face up to the true meaning of the sins of the father.

All Change for Nurse Millie

by Jean Fullerton

Nurse Millie Sullivan is now Nurse Millie Smith, having married aspiring MP Jim Smith. The war has ended and the NHS has just come into action, so the nurses are busier than ever as the community realise that they no longer have to pay for the services. Minor ailments need attention, babies need to be helped into the world and some of the larger-than-life characters need keeping in line so Millie has enough drama to deal with without having to deal with more from home...and Alex Nolan, her ex-fiance, is back in town.

Secret Kingdom: 22: Rainbow Lion

by Rosie Banks

Ellie, Summer and Jasmine have found three of the Animal Keepers, but the magical lion is still missing - and no one is brave enough to stand up to Queen Malice while his power is reversed! Can the three friends overcome their fears and return the bravery charm to the Lion Keeper, before the evil queen takes over the Secret Kingdom once and for all?

Secret Kingdom: 21: Glitter Bird

by Rosie Banks

The students at the Pixie Flying School are arguing all the time and have forgotten how to be friends... It must be the work of Queen Malice! Ellie, Summer and Jasmine have to find the magical Bird Keeper and reunite her with the friendship charm to make everyone friends again - but how will they manage it when even they can't get along?

Secret Kingdom: 20: Magic Seal

by Rosie Banks

The Snowy Seas are home to the Ice Mermaids, who love and care for all the animals that live there. But something's made the mermaids cruel and unkind - it must be Queen Malice's spell! Can Summer, Ellie and Jasmine find the Seal Keeper and return her kindness charm before the mermaids' kind nature is lost forever?

Secret Kingdom: 19: Puppy Fun

by Rosie Banks

Ellie, Summer and Jasmine are delighted to meet the adorable Animal Keepers of the Secret Kingdom, who spread fun, friendship, kindness and bravery throughout the land. But when Queen Malice casts an evil spell to reverse their powers, it's up to the girls to find the Puppy Keeper and reunite him with his magical charm - before fun is lost from the kingdom forever!

A Woman Unknown

by Lucia Graves

Lucia Graves, daughter of the poet Robert Graves and his wife Beryl, grew up in the beautiful village of Deia on the island of Majorca. Neither Spanish nor Catholic by birth, she nevertheless absorbed the different traditions of Spain and felt the full impact of Franco's dictatorship through the experience of her education. Lucia found herself continually bridging the gaps between Catalan, Spanish and English, as she picked up the patterns and nuances that contain the essence of each culture. Portraying her life as a child watching the hills lit up by bonfires on Good Friday, or, years later, walking through the haunting backstreets of the Jewish quarter of Girona, this is a captivating personal memoir which provides a first-hand account of Catalonia, where Lucia lived and raised a family. It is also a unique and perceptive appraisal of a country burdened by tradition yet coming to terms with political change as the decades moved on.

A Question Of Belief

by Margaret Yorke

Philip Winter has no other option but to fake his own death - his life as he knows it is over. A mild, sweet-tempered salesman at an elite department store, he never suspects a nicely dressed woman will make a pass at him . . . and then accuse him of rape when he turns down her advances. Even though he is acquitted, he loses everything including his job and his wife's trust. He just wants to disappear, and finds himself joining the lost world of the homeless. When Philip drifts into the village of Chingbury, his life intersects with a group of animal-rights activists led by a rather frightening young woman named Tessa. Tessa has her own obsessions, which are taking those around her in a terrifying direction. Philip's world will soon be shaken, or ended, by emotions exploding in very unexpected ways.

Copper: A Dog's Life

by Annabel Goldsmith

A loveable local legend and true character to all who knew him, Copper was no ordinary dog. With more stories to tell than you could count on the pads of one paw, this curly-tailed, shaggy-bearded mongrel (but don't let him hear you call him that) led a truly astonishing life. Famed for his remarkable wanderlust, canine curiosity took him all over the place, from Richmond and Kingston to Brighton, sometimes travelling on buses with his friend Jessie the cat, often stopping off at his favourite pubs, or chasing unsuspecting joggers in the park - a hobby which nearly ended his life. In this delightful book, Copper tells us of his astounding adventures with the finest of tail-wagging wisdom. He sniffs out all the important things in life: the comings and goings, the loves and losses - and, of course, what it's like to live in high society. Sometimes cheeky, most of the time charming, but always cherished, Copper's story is by turns funny and moving, the tale of a real canine hero.

Singing Spears

by E. Thompson

Daniel Retallick has grown to manhood during the years of flood tide in the chronicles of Africa. The son of Josh and Miriam Retallick, he settles with his wife and children on a homestead in a valley of Matabeleland. But the years are the 1880s, and the Matabele impis are advancing with their singing spears towards the deal-dealing Maxim guns of the white man. Daniel Retallick's loyalties, plans and dreams are about to be swept by fate into the whirlpool of history...

Polrudden

by E. Thompson

On a wild stormy night in 1813, Nathan Jago, drift fisherman, ex-prizefighter and lord of the manor of Polrudden, rescues a young boy from a drowning mother's arms as a French ship founders on the jagged Cornish rocks. It is an act that will profoundly affect his destiny. Despite hard times, Nathan and his wife Amy adopt Jean-Paul and bring him up with their own son. Nathan considers a return to the ring in the struggle to make a living and keep the ancient house in the family. But events conspire to involve him in a royalist intrigue that eventually leads to Paris - where a beautiful marquise and a dashing count sow the seeds both of tragedy and renewed hope...

Cast No Shadows

by E. Thompson

South-West England, 1812. England is at war with America and when two hundred and fifty American prisoners-of-war arrive at Dartmoor prison, it is already overcrowded with French prisoners. Among the newcomers is Lieutenant Pilgrim Penn, an American merchant seaman, who soon falls in love with a local girl at a market held inside the prison walls. The inmates fight amongst themselves, despite their common enemy and the Americans are a particularly troublesome group. When the governor's daughter becomes romantically involved with one of them, he orders his soldiers to open fire during a minor disturbance, even though the war has ended and personal revenge is suspected as his true motivation.

Tomorrow Is For Ever

by E. V. Thompson

For Alan Carter the greatest personal sacrifice of the Great War of 1914-18 is being called-up after only one week of marriage. Leaving his new bride is even more painful than the wound that, months later, interrupts his war at sea and sends him to Cornwall to convalesce. For, there, he has time to think about Dora and about the career as a writer that he secretly nurtures. A career that seems possible when he finds himself accepted by the established colony of Newlyn artists. There is one artist in particular - Vicky Hazleton - who encourages Alan's leanings towards the arts. And she stirs other feelings: inappropriate and impossible ones. For Vicky and her set inhabit a different world from Alan. He, as one of Vicky's friends makes clear, belongs to London's East End - and to Dora . . .

Fires Of Evening

by E. Thompson

Josh and Miriam Retallick and their grandson Ben seem almost part of the wild and rugged Cornish landscape of 1913. Yet a revolutionary spirit of change is sweeping across the country - and the whole of Europe - with terrifying haste. Even before the outbreak of the Great War, with strike action compromising his position in the community and threatening the future of the China clay industry, Ben is unsettled by the presence of his cousin Emma Cotton. Inspired by the blossoming suffragette movement, it is a cause which takes her to London and a meeting with ardent campaigner Tessa Wren. As Emma and Tessa are plunged into the turmoil of driving ambulances to the front line in France, Ben's wife, Lily, resigned to dying in a Swiss clinic, pushes her husband towards this courageous new woman . . .

The Lost Years

by E. Thompson

Cornwall, 1914 - Perys Tremayne arrives at St Austell to stay with relatives at the ancient family home of Heligan House. But this is not a social visit: Perys is hoping to use his family connections to start a military career with the Duke of Cornwall Light Infantry. Perys is a Tremayne, but only just: his childhood was coloured by the disgrace of his illegitimacy. While family tensions continue to strain, Perys finds friendship with the locals, in particular farm girl Annie Rowe. Annie, though, has long been the subject of a tacit agreement between her parents and neighbours the Rowes, that one day she would marry their son Jimmy. And when Jimmy is badly injured in the trenches at Ypres, Annie feels unable to refuse. It seems that Perys and Annie are fated to remain apart, but in this war to end all wars, one can never be sure what is to happen next . . .

Somewhere A Bird Is Singing

by E. Thompson

Sally is an orphan living in Plymouth's Barbican, a late 19th century dockside slum, where a vile trade flourishes in young girls, duped and shipped off to the brothels of Europe. Her sister, Ruth, is driven to prostitution in order to support them, until she becomes too ill to work. With her sick sister to take care of in their single room home, Sally finds employment delivering wares for a local shop, meeting fisherman Ethan and, through him, Eva, a captain in the local Salvation Army. Eva has dedicated her life to rescuing the endangered girls and bringing their procurers to justice. When Ruth is brutally murdered, Sally finds the father she has never known, but he brings only trouble and unhappiness into her life. When Ethan, his father and brothers are reported missing at sea on a fishing ship, Sally volunteers to help Eva's crusade - with near disastrous results.

100 Best Routes On Scottish Mountains

by Ralph Storer

From gentle afternoon strolls to challenging scrambles in remote mountain sanctuaries, this revised and updated guide covers walks in the Scottish highlands. All walks are circular and accessible by road. No rock climbing is involved and the routes, each including a peak over 2000 feet, have been selected by an experienced Scottish walker. All Highland regions are included and each walk can be completed in a day. Maps and information about difficulty rating, type of terrain and conditions in adverse weather is provided. * All walks are circular and accessible by road * No rock climbing is involved * Selected by an experienced Scottish walker * Each route includes a peak over 2,000 feet * All Highland regions are included * All walks can be completed in one day * Each route has a detailed sketch map and ratings for technical difficulty, type of terrain and conditions in adverse weather

Unseen Witness

by Matthew Lewin

There had been nothing to suggest that Hampstead crime reporter Horatio T. Parker's day would be anything out of the ordinary. So when he discovers that he has just inherited £52 million, and that his old friend turned sultry film star Monique Karanekian has been murdered, things take a turn for the bizarre. Shattered by his wife's death, dashing Hampstead MP Malcolm Halifax offers the bewildered Parker a scoop: Monique's personal diaries. Despite being a gossip-fuelled Who's Who of the film world, they seem banal - but when Parker's home is ransacked, and murder is committed, he knows he must have something explosive in his hands. Parker's quest for the truth leads him into the murky depths of blackmail and deceit, and to a long list of people who all had reason to want Monique dead. Now someone's after Parker, someone capable of violence previously unheard of in genteel, leafy Hampstead . . . Originally published under the author name Lew Matthews.

A Picture of Innocence

by Matthew Lewin

When professional burglar, Albert 'Wheezy' Wallis, is found dead in a car full of exhaust fumes, with handcuff bruises on his wrists, the police assume it's a case of underworld revenge. But Wheezy's old friend - reporter for the Hampstead Explorer and secret millionaire Horatio T. Parker - is not convinced. After suffering a terrifying ordeal himself, Parker becomes more determined than ever to unravel the mystery. Originally published under the author name Lew Matthews.

A Conviction of Guilt

by Matthew Lewin

The unexplained murder of American PI Murdoch Finnegan at his flat in Belsize Park poses a complex mystery for Horatio T. Parker, chief crime reporter (and secret owner) of the Hampstead Explorer. Not only is the murder apparently motiveless, but it also emerges that in his will Finnegan has left Parker - already a multi-millionaire - a curious house in Golders Green. Parker, slightly distracted by the gorgeous Samantha McDuff (a karate expert with an excruciating handshake), begins a dangerous investigation which leads him back to the horrifying abduction and murder of a little girl in 1970s London. Parker's investigative methods are amusingly eccentric, and the story is enlivened by a Jewish policeman-cum-Talmudic scholar and Parker's chauffeur, a cheeky Cockney ex-cabby. But there is no humour in the story's climax, which plumbs the dark depths of fury and retribution. Originally published under the author name Lew Matthews.

Almost The Truth

by Margaret Yorke

Bicklebury is a small village of some three hundred inhabitants, a church and a pub, but no shop, no school, and certainly no crime - until two ex-cons decide it is the ideal location to pull a robbery. Derek Jarvis and his daughter Hannah are home when the two armed men break in, and Derek, fearing for their safety, urges Hannah not to resist. The tactic backfires as one of the men brutally attacks her, leaving her broken and revolted. Derek's marriage and his daughter are never the same again. As his family falls apart, he finds his wife and daughter blame him for what happened, refusing to forgive him even after the men are caught. And so Derek Jarvis, a mild-mannered accountant, conceives a plan to avenge his family. But Derek has never truly looked at himself or anticipated the terrifying twist his quest for revenge may take, as it leads him down the darkest back alleys of the psyche, strips away his controls and confronts his soul with a shocking choice . . .

Fear No Boundary

by Lincoln Hall Sue Fear

Climbing is a bit like rolling a dice ? sometimes things fall into place and you achieve your aim. Sometimes your number comes up. Sue Fear, April 2006Sue was a beautiful person, a great Australian and an inspiration to The Foundation and to all those who knew her. The Fred Hollows Foundation Sue Fear was inspirational. She was a vibrant personality, a mountaineer, a tireless worker for various charities and youth, and a good friend to many. Australian GeographicFear No Boundary provides an insight into the psyche of Sue Fear, Australia's most successful female mountaineer, one of a handful of women to have climbed five of the world's 8000-metre mountains and the first Australian woman to summit Mount Everest via the North Ridge Route.Co-written by Lincoln Hall, whose miraculous brush with death on Everest just days before Sue's fatal fall reminded the world of the perilous nature of this extreme vocation, this edition includes a postscript outlining Sue Fear's final expedition to conquer Mount Manaslu, the world's eighth-highest peak.

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