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The Promise of Happiness

by Betty Neels

"I'M NOT ATTRACTED TO THIN MICE."So stated the urbane Baron Tiele Raukema van den Eck-and as Rebecca Saunders was both thin and mouse-like, she knew exactly where she stood with him! But he had been very kind, rescuing her when she was virtually destitute. He had even found her a job-nursing his mother. The job was enjoyable and well paid, and it took her to Norway and Holland. The result was inevitable-Rebecca fell in love with the baron, and not even the presence of his girlfriend, Nina, could stop her from dreaming.

Libertine's Kiss

by Judith James

Abandoned by his cavalier father at a young age, William de Veres grew up knowing precious little happiness. But William has put the past firmly behind him and as a military hero and noted rake, he rises fast in the ranks of the hedonistic Restoration court. Though not before he is forced to seek shelter from a charming young Puritan woman...The civil wars have cost the once-high-spirited Elizabeth Walters her best friend and her father, leaving her unprotected and alone. She flees an unwanted marriage, seeking safe haven, but what she finds is something she never expected. When her kindness and her beauty bring her to the attention of William, and then the king, she will have a choice to make. After all, can a notorious libertine really be capable of love?

Scottish History: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself

by David Allan

Scottish History: A Complete Introduction is a comprehensive guide to the exciting story of this nation, from pre-history right through to the present day. With the question of Scottish independence once again on the agenda, this book will allow you to trace the events, both peaceful and bloody, that have brought the country to this point. Tracing events from the pre-history of the land and the coming of the Scots to the rise of the Scottish National Party, it provides an informative and accessible introduction to Scotland's history. Whether it is the Jacobite Rebellion, the advances of the Scottish Enlightenment or its role in WWI and WWII, this is the perfect place to start. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Marx: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself

by Gill Hands

Is this the right book for me? Marx: A Complete Introduction will familiarize you with the revolutionary thinking of this significant man. It will take you through all the essential concepts - from class struggle to dialectical materialism. Expressing Marx's sometimes complex ideas in simple terms, and backed up with references to his own texts, this book gives you everything you need to know. Marx: A Complete Introduction includes: Chapter 1: Marx's early life Europe at the time of Marx The early life of Marx University life Life as a journalist The Communist Manifesto Exile Chapter 2: Marx's later life The move to London Family life in London Marx and Engels Work in London Das Kapital The International The later years Chapter 3: Marx and philosophy A brief history of philosophy Which philosophers influenced Marx? Ancient Greek philosophers European philosophy Utopian Socialists Revolutionaries and anarchists The importance of Hegel and Feuerbach How did Marx differ from those who went before? Political economy What part did Engels play? Chapter 4: Economic theory Dialectical materialism, historical materialism and economy The capitalist economy Commodities Theory of surplus value Profit and the division of labour Capitalism in crisis Falling wages and profits Social labour Accumulation and crisis Centralization of the economy Was Marx right about the economy? Chapter 5: Economy and society Imperialism and colonialism Fetishism Exploitation Chapter 6: Class, class struggle and revolution Introduction The development of capitalist society Dialectical materialism and class structure Class in the capitalist society Ideology Class struggle Workers' power and education The Communist League and class struggle The International Working Men's Association Is revolution inevitable? Chapter 7: Further Marxist thought After the revolution Communist society Religion Women's rights and the family Art and culture Freedom and the individual Chapter 8: Marxism after Marx - ideas that changed the world The spread of Marxist thought The development of socialism Russian communism Chinese communism The Cold War The decline of communism Has Marxism failed? Chapter 9: Marxism after Marx - the development of Marxist thought Types of Marxism Where does Marx fit in? Is Marxism relevant in the twenty-first century? The future Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. Author insights Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. Test yourself Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. Extend your knowledge Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject. Five things to remember Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. Try this Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Politics: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself

by Peter Joyce

Written by Dr Peter Joyce, who is Principal Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University, Politics: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear jargon-free English, and then providing added-value features like summaries of key books, and even lists of questions you might be asked in your seminar or exam. The book uses a structure that mirrors the way Politics is taught on many university courses. Chapters include key issues in studying politics, liberal democracy, political ideologies, elections and electoral systems, parties, pressure groups, the media, constitutions, the executive branch of government, bureaucracy, the legislative branch, the judiciary and law enforcement, sub-national government, and supra-national government and the role of the nation state in the modern world.

Girls on Tour

by Nicola Doherty

Four girls. One year. Five fabulous destinations. Poppy is bound for Paris, the City of Love. Could this be her chance to end her epic dry spell? Lily is en route to her cousin's wedding in LA, where she's willing to break a few rules to land her dream role. Maggie can't wait for her romantic ski holiday in Meribel - until it goes seriously off-piste. Rachel packs for a glamorous Roman holiday, but a blast from the past is about to sabotage la dolce vita. The girls get together and fly to Manhattan. But someone's been hiding a big secret in the Big Apple... Hilarious, romantic and unputdownable, Girls on Tour is an irresistible series of interlinked stories about four ordinary girls who have extraordinary fun in faraway places. Follow them in an unforgettable year that includes breaking up, making up, new jobs and some big surprises ... Perfect for fans of Lindsey Kelk's I Heart ... novels. Previously published as five e-novellas, now in one volume with fabulous brand new material.

Invader: Imperial Agent (4 in the Invader Novella Series)

by Simon Scarrow T. J. Andrews

The fourth ebook-exclusive novella in the brand new INVADER series, set in Roman Britain, AD 44, from Sunday Times bestselling authors Simon Scarrow and T. J. Andrews In the bitter depths of winter, Rome's plan to install a friendly king in the most hostile area of Britannia is under threat. There are rumours of a conspiracy to unseat the king and Horatius Figulus, the junior officer charged with protecting him, knows the situation is dangerously unstable. But, when the king announces a plan to tax the natives to fund a lavish palace, Figulus is powerless to prevent a violent rebellion. As protests against Roman rule spread, a secretive Druid sect forces out the legion and the king is taken hostage. Now Figulus must infiltrate the enemy ranks, release the king and kill the elusive leader of the Druids before the entire region descends into bloody chaos...

Gino's Veg Italia!

by Gino D'Acampo

Healthy Italian recipes from Britain's favourite Italian chef. In his first meat-free cookbook, Gino D'Acampo brings together his favourite dishes. The Italian diet is one of the healthiest in the world. Based on simple fresh vegetables and crisp salads, and flavoured with herbs, oils and chilli, Italian food offers endless healthy recipes. From simple pasta and gnocchi, pizzas and breads, antipasti and salads, gratins and bakes, the possibilities are endless. And because the recipes use the freshest vegetables and salads, you can enjoy delicious Italian food without piling on the pounds.

The Power of Personality

by Sylvia Loehken

Management writers have come up with many tools for explaining how different types of personalities can work best together. But they have ignored the most important personality difference of all - the difference between introverts and extroverts. This book is the first book to fill that gap. This book follows up from Sylvia Loehken's international bestseller Quiet Impact, published in the UK in June, and will be required reading for all managers and anyone who wants to understand their colleagues better.

Ten Cocktails

by Alice Lascelles

In Ten Cocktails, The Times drinks columnist Alice Lascelles uses ten of her favourite cocktails to distil the stories, recipes and tips she has amassed in more than a decade in pursuit of the mixed drink. Join her as she dodges the washing lines of backstreet Havana in search of the perfect Daiquiri, scours the cocktail bars of Tokyo for the world's best ice carvers, harvests juniper in the hills of Umbria, goes sipping Sazeracs in New Orleans and unearths the mixological secrets of The Savoy. What makes a G&T glow in the dark? Who threw the world's first cocktail party? Why does a Bloody Mary taste best at 35,000 feet? And what's the key to opening champagne with a sword? By the time you finish Ten Cocktails you will have the answers to these questions and many more, as well as an armoury of cocktail recipes for every occasion, from convivial party-starters and lip-smacking sours to slow-stirred whiskey drinks and indulgent nightcaps. Whether you've just forked out for your first shaker, or you've got your Martini mixing down to a tee, this book will have you thirsting to try new things come 6 o'clock.

The Ugly Game

by Jonathan Calvert Heidi Blake

When the tiny desert state of Qatar won the rights to host the 2022 World Cup, the news was greeted with shock and disbelief. How had a country with almost no football infrastructure or tradition, a high terror risk and searing summer temperatures of 50C beaten more established countries with stronger bids? The story behind the Qatari success soon developed into one of the greatest sporting scandals of our time. Allegations of corruption were soon flying, and when the Sunday Times Insight team received a cache of hundreds of millions of documents from a whistleblower, the contents of the FIFA Files became a global sensation, unearthing the corruption that lay at the heart of the bidding process. Now in this remarkable new book by the Sunday Times journalists at the heart of the investigation, Heidi Blake and Jonathan Calvert, comes the most comprehensive account yet of what happened and who was involved. Above all, it explains why, despite all the evidence, FIFA under Sepp Blatter continues to support Qatar - even to the extent of publishing an edited and abbreviated report into the process that was immediately denounced by its original author. The Ugly Game is undoubtedly the biggest sporting story of the year.

Death Wears a Beauty Mask and Other Stories

by Mary Higgins Clark

Collected together for the first time are 25 of Mary Higgins Clark's most acclaimed short stories. Featuring her trademark wit, style and razor-sharp plotting, this is must-have for every fan. And her most famous story, 'Death Wears a Beauty Mask', left unfinished since 1973, finally gets its spectacular ending ...

Letters to the Lost

by Iona Grey

1943, in the ruins of Blitzed London... Stella Thorne and Dan Rosinski meet by chance and fall in love by accident. Theirs is a reluctant, unstoppable affair in which all the odds are stacked against them: she is newly married, and he is an American bomber pilot whose chance of survival is just one in five. ... He promised to love her forever Seventy years later Dan makes one final attempt to find the girl he has never forgotten, and sends a letter to the house where they shared a brief yet perfect happiness. But Stella has gone, and the letter is opened by Jess, a young girl hiding from problems of her own. And as Jess reads Dan's words, she is captivated by the story of a love affair that burned so bright and dimmed too soon. Can she help Dan find Stella before it is too late? Now forever is finally running out. 'A wonderful story' Rosamunde Pilcher 'An epic story of love and loss that will break your heart' Santa Montefiore 'A beautiful, tender story from a naturally gifted storyteller. A wonderful debut novel and a real weepy!' Lucinda Riley 'A beautifully woven tale of love and loss that breaks your heart and rebuilds it; I couldn't put it down' Liz Fenwick, author of The Cornish House 'A warm, compelling and beautifully crafted love story, Letters to the Lost is elegantly written and extremely well-researched, and the wonderfully satisfying ending made me sob' Susan Elliot Wright 'This novel is Romantic with a capital 'R', a story to lose yourself in. It sweeps you up into the lives of its characters and makes you hope that sometimes lost loves can be found.' Kate Lord Brown

Blood Reckoning

by Danielle Ramsay

The fourth pageturning DI Jack Brady investigation, a gritty serial killer thriller for fans of Peter James and Val McDermid. In the 1970s, a terrifying serial killer stalked the streets of Tynemouth. The press called him the Joker. The crimes stopped - but the man was never caught. And now he's back. A body has been found in a sleazy motel room, murdered in exactly the same way as the Joker's first victims. Is it a copycat? A trick? Or is the Joker at work once more? It's only DI Jack Brady's first day back - and this will be his most twisted case yet. As Brady digs into both the old murders and the new, he must confront revenge, betrayal, love and lies...and a truly ruthless killer.

With All My Love

by Patricia Robins

A compelling classic romance from the inimitable Patricia Robins, first published in 1963 and now available for the first time in eBook.

Where Duty Lies

by Patricia Robins

A compelling classic romance from the inimitable Patricia Robins, first published in 1957 and now available for the first time in eBook.

The Uncertain Joy

by Patricia Robins

A compelling classic romance from the inimitable Patricia Robins, first published in 1966 and now available for the first time in eBook.

To the Stars

by Patricia Robins

A compelling classic romance from the inimitable Patricia Robins, first published in 1944 and now available for the first time in eBook.

Get The Glow

by Madeleine Shaw

In GET THE GLOW nutritional health coach to the stars Madeleine Shaw shows you that eating well can easily become a way of life, resulting in the hottest, healthiest and happiest you. Healthy eating shouldn't be about fad diets, starvation or deprivation. Instead, Madeleine's philosophy is simple: ditch the junk and eat foods that heal your gut so you can shine from head to toe and really get the glow. Lavishly illustrated with sumptuous photography, GET THE GLOW is a cookbook to be savoured. Madeleine shares 100 delicious, wheat- and sugar-free recipes bursting with flavour and nutritional value leaving you feeling full and nourished. Every mouth-watering dish is easy to make, contains ingredients that can be found in your local supermarket and won't break the budget. You'll lose weight, feel healthier and will glow on the inside and out. Including a six-week plan and advice on kitchen cupboard essentials and eating out, Madeleine's down-to-earth and practical guidance will help you to embrace GET THE GLOW as a lifestyle for good. This book will inspire you to fall back in love with food, life, and yourself.

Song of the Sea

by Jane Dolby

Jane Dolby fell in love with a fisherman - the most dangerous peacetime occupation that exists - leading her to find a place in a traditional British world that many have forgotten. Jane was not expecting to fall in love, but she did with Colin, a local fisherman in her hometown. Then one day she faces the loss every fisherman's wife fears: the disappearance of her husband when his boat overturns at sea. Three days later, the boat is finally dredged up, without Colin. As the same time as Jane struggles with her grief, she must fight to keep a roof over her family's heads. With the help and kindness of friends and strangers, the fishing world rallies around one of their own and in time, Jane forms a plan to give something back to the community that has helped her. Jane brings together 40 women from fishing communities up and down the country to release a charity single, founding The Fishwives Choir, and gives a voice to women previously unheard. SONG OF THE SEA is the true story of one woman's love and loss, and after years in which grief stole her ability to sing, she finds her own voice again.

Time of Death

by Mark Billingham

The Missing Two schoolgirls are abducted in the small, dying Warwickshire town of Polesford, driving a knife into the heart of the community where police officer Helen Weeks grew up and from which she long ago escaped. But this is a place full of secrets, where dangerous truths lie buried. The Accused When it's splashed all over the press that family man Stephen Bates has been arrested, Helen and her partner Tom Thorne head to the flooded town to support Bates' wife - an old school friend of Helen's - who is living under siege with two teenage children and convinced of her husband's innocence. The Dead As residents and media bay for Bates' blood, a decomposing body is found. The police believe they have their murderer in custody, but one man believes otherwise. With a girl still missing, Thorne sets himself on a collision course with local police, townsfolk - and a merciless killer. Tom Thorne returns in a chilling mystery that will keep readers guessing until the final page. Time of Death is Mark Billingham's most timely, atmospheric thriller to date.

Wild and Free

by Wendy Holden

Wild and Free by Sunday Times bestselling author Wendy Holden sees the author of Bad Heir Day and The Wives of Bath at the top of her game. Fun for fans of Jane Costello and Carole Matthews. Wild & Free is the festival du jour. Everyone piles through its gates - and Cupid lies in wait to sprinkle a little midsummer madness on them all. Teacher Ginnie is desperate to forget her crush on headmaster Mark, and hopes glamping might do the trick. But Mark is also heading for Wild & Free to reform his college band ... desperate not to be seen by anyone he knows. Mark's bandmate James dreams of a festival blow-out with his son, Guy ... until his wife Victoria's ambition kills the dream. Now she and Guy are en route to Wild & Free instead but when Guy meets Shanna-Mae and falls for her earthy charms, Victoria is determined to snap Cupid's arrow. Will the magic of the festival send them wild? Or set them free to find peace and love? Holden delivers a deliciously funny take on festival fever.

Emotional Schema Therapy

by Robert L. Leahy

Over decades of practice of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), Robert L. Leahy has made important discoveries about the role that beliefs and expectations about emotions play in psychopathology. This book presents innovative tools for helping patients to understand their emotional schemas--such as the conviction that painful feelings are unbearable, shameful, or will last indefinitely--and develop new ways of accepting and coping with affective experience. Therapists can integrate emotional schema therapy into the treatment approaches they already use to add a vital new dimension to their work. Rich case material illustrates applications for a wide range of clinical problems; assessment guidelines and sample worksheets and forms further enhance the book's utility.

The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings

by Oscar Wilde

Dorian Gray's extraordinary beauty wins the admiration of an artist who begins painting portraits of him, all but one depicting him as an ancient hero. This single portrait is of Dorian in his very essence; an honest depiction of his character and beauty. But when someone tells Dorian that beauty fades, he begins to see the portrait as a menacing thing, which will inevitably remind him of the beauty he once had. Dorian pledges his soul for a critical exchange: that the picture bears the burden of ageing and dishonour, and that he stays young and beautiful forever. As Dorian indulges in the most hedonistic of lifestyles, exploiting his own beauty and completely disbarring all morality, the portrait grows uglier and older while he shows no signs of physical degradation. Dorian Gray is a story of extreme selfishness, masked by the appeal of eternal beauty.

Moby Dick

by Herman Melville

Ishmael, a sailor, finds his way onto a whaling vessel, one that is captained by Ahab, a stubborn man on a quest to destroy the whale that 'took' his leg in a battle. Despite a highly credible prophesy and evidence that any pursuit of Moby Dick will end in death, Ahab becomes fanatical about getting revenge. Crew members fall ill and turn mad, but nothing incites doubt in the mind of the captain. Moby Dick is a phenomenal depiction of the test of faith. It asks the reader whether some things are just too big to be fathomed, too powerful to be conquered by any act.

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