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Sad Sister (Modern Erotic Classics)

by Florence Dugas

Sad Sister is the semi- autobiographical story of a sadomasochistic love triangle between university students Florence and Nathalie, and their professor J.P. - an affair that goes horribly awry. Smart and meditative, steamy and disturbing, Sad Sister is perhaps the most significant work of French erotica since The Story of O.

The Complete Overcoming Series: A comprehensive series of self-help guides using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

by Peter Cooper

The complete set of self-help guides from the popular Overcoming series. Each guide is based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), an evidence-based therapy which is recommended by the NHS for the treatment of a large number of psychological difficulties. Each guide comprises a step-by-step self-help programme based on CBT and contains:-Useful information about the disorder-Practical strategies and techniques based on CBT-Advice on how to keep recovery going-Further resourcesThe Complete Overcoming Series contains 31 titles:Overcoming Anger and IrritabilityOvercoming Anorexia NervosaOvercoming AnxietyOvercoming Body Image Problems including Body Dysmorphic DisorderOvercoming Bulimia Nervosa and Binge-EatingOvercoming Childhood TraumaOvercoming Chronic FatigueOvercoming Chronic PainOvercoming Compulsive GamblingOvercoming Depersonalization & Feelings of UnrealityOvercoming DepressionOvercoming GriefOvercoming Health AnxietyOvercoming Insomnia and Sleep ProblemsOvercoming Low Self-EsteemOvercoming Mood SwingsOvercoming Obsessive Compulsive DisorderOvercoming Panic and AgoraphobiaOvercoming Paranoid and Suspicious ThoughtsOvercoming PerfectionismOvercoming Problem DrinkingOvercoming Relationship ProblemsOvercoming Sexual ProblemsOvercoming Social Anxiety and ShynessOvercoming StressOvercoming Traumatic StressOvercoming Weight ProblemsOvercoming WorryOvercoming Your Child's Fears & WorriesOvercoming Your Child's Shyness and Social AnxietyOvercoming You Smoking Habit

Zombie Apocalypse! Endgame

by Stephen Jones

Human Reanimation Virus (HRV) has spread around the globe and most of the major cities have fallen or been destroyed. As a new race of intelligent zombies rise to power, the remaining pockets of human resistance make a last, desperate stand in the ruins of a world on the brink of unimaginable change.With the final pieces of the epic puzzle falling into place, a centuries-old Endgame is revealed through a series of interconnected documents ? emails, articles, reports,diaries and eyewitness accounts ? as past and future hang in the balance.In this third and final volume of the original best-selling Zombie Apocalypse! trilogy, Thomas Moreby?s plan for world domination is finally revealed in all its mad glory, as the very fabric of time and space is ripped apart and history itself is about to be changed forever . . .

The Complete Guide to Overcoming Depression

by Paul Gilbert

The bestselling self-help guide Overcoming Depression has been combined with Beating Depression: Inspirational stories of hope and recovery to offer the reader an effective and appealing self-help package. These two titles not only set out practical techniques to overcome depression, but offer inspiration to the reader to confront the challenges they may face on the road to recovery.Overcoming Depression is based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), an evidence-based therapy recommended by the NHS. It provides:-Useful information about the disorder-A step-by-step self-help programme based on CBTBeating Depression contains real-life stories written by those with first-hand experience of depression, including postnatal depression and bipolar disorder. Each story sheds light on the condition, and offers powerful insights into what helps and, most importantly, inspiration to those trying to beat it.

The Complete Guide to Overcoming OCD: (ebook bundle)

by Rob Willson David Veale

The bestselling self-help guide Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder has been combined with Taking Control of OCD: Inspirational stories of hope and recovery to offer the reader an effective and appealing self-help package. These two titles not only set out practical techniques to overcome obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), but offer inspiration to the reader to confront the challenges they may face on the road to recovery.Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), an evidence-based therapy recommended by the NHS. It provides:-Useful information about the disorder-A step-by-step self-help programme based on CBTTaking Control of OCD contains real-life stories written by those with first-hand experience of OCD. Each story has been especially selected by Dr David Veale and Rob Willson and together they reflect the broad range of different experiences and stories of OCD. Each story sheds light on the condition, and offers powerful insights into what helps and, most importantly, inspiration to those trying to beat it.

Instructions in Gardening for Ladies: The original 1834 classic gardening book

by Jane C Loudon

Having married a gardening expert, it seemed to Jane C Loudon, that everyone around her knew far more about plants and gardening than she did, but she quickly learned the art of horticulture from her husband and decided to pass his teachings on to other ladies to help them enjoy the delights of the garden. Gardening for Ladies was, and still is, an entirely practical book that describes how a lady can make the most of her garden in a clear and precise way. Digging over a flowerbed might have been work for a rough-handed, rope-muscled garden worker, but Jane explained how a lady could tackle the job without undue strain, and explained why it was necessary. The advice and instruction in this classic gardening book is as relevant today as it was when it was written 180 years ago.

100 Military Inventions that Changed the World

by Rod Green

Nothing ensures the rapid development of new technology like the involvement of the military. <P><P>From the trebuchet and the cannon to the tank and the ballistic missile, military research programmes have produced the most devastating weapons imaginable, but military masterminds are responsible for a number of surprises along the way as well. Radar, walkie-talkies and the jet engine are more obvious examples of military inventions that are now in everyday use around the world, but there are plenty of items with which all of us come into contact on a daily basis that have been developed from military technology.<P>Rod Green describes how the microwave oven in your kitchen, the sat-nav in your car or the Internet that you use every day all owe their existence to the military as he takes us on a highly entertaining voyage of discovery through the world of military inventions ancient and modern.

The Complete Guide to Overcoming Traumatic Stress (ebook bundle)

by Claudia Herbert Ann Wetmore John Marzillier

Terrible events are very hard to deal with. Those who go through a catastrophic life experience, such as a car accident, assault, long-term abuse, an illness or bereavement, often feel permanently changed by the impact of what has happened. They become numb and shut off from those around them, or grief or guilt may constantly weigh them down. Memories of horrifying scenes may intrude unexpectedly during waking hours while sleep may be disturbed by vivid, unpleasant dreams. These two practical guides on trauma and how to cope with its aftermath are written by internationally recognise trauma experts.Overcoming Traumatic Stress - Claudia Herbert & Ann WetmoreBased on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), this self-help guide offers a step-by-step programme to help you to understand your traumatic experience and how it's affecting you, and to start to rebuild your life. Traumatic stress responses, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) result from a person's coping mechanisms having been completely overwhelmed by a terrible experience. 'Flashbacks' may be so severe that sufferers may feel that they are losing their sanity and subsequently become ever more isolated in their distress. To overcome the effects of trauma it is necessary to change those reactions and begin to see events in a different light. This book demonstrates, with practical advice and tested exercises, how to find new, effective ways of coping with, and finally overcoming traumatic stress.To Hell and Back - John MarzillierIn this innovative and engaging book, world-renowned psychologist John Marzillier dovetails first-hand accounts from trauma sufferers with over 40 years of clinical practice to provide an honest, human description of how trauma affects us at the time and also after the event.Whether discussing accounts of terrorist bombings, natural disasters, road accidents or physical attacks, he looks at what these experiences do to us and offers practical and consoling advice - for both sufferers and their loved ones - on coping with the experience and developing resilience for the future.

The Complete Guide to Overcoming depression, low mood and other related problems (ebook bundle)

by Melanie Fennell Jan Scott Colin Espie

This exclusive ebook bundle comprises five practical self-help programmes based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) from the bestselling Overcoming series. Perfect for anyone experiencing problems with low mood or depression and associated problems such as low self-esteem, anger or sleep problems. This is also the perfect resource for therapists.Each book includes:-Case studies-Practical exercises-Monitoring sheetsOvercoming Depression - 3rd editionIf you suffer from depression you are far from alone. Depression is very common, affecting over 300 million people around the world. Written by Professor Paul Gilbert OBE, internationally recognised for his work on depression, this highly acclaimed self-help book has been of benefit to thousands of people including sufferers, their friends and families, and those working in the medical profession.This fully revised third edition has been extensively updated and rewritten to reflect over ten years of new research on understanding and treating depression, particularly the importance of developing compassionate ways of thinking, behaving and feeling.Overcoming Mood SwingsMost people know what it is like to experience high or low spirits. For some individuals, however, emotional extremes can seriously disrupt their lives, either because they happen too frequently or because the mood swings are intense and are accompanied by other symptoms of depression or mania (often referred to as bipolar disorder).This practical self-help guide provides background information on depression and mania and offers tried and tested techniques that will help the reader identify and manage their mood more effectively, and achieve a more stable emotional state.Overcoming Low Self-EsteemA self-help classic, winning acclaim for its practical and user-friendly approach and now recommended on the National Health Service's self-help scheme known as Books on Prescription. This book will aid readers to understand what has caused their low self-esteem and, with this knowledge, break out of the vicious circle of negative self-image, learn the art of self-acceptance and alter their lives for the better.Overcoming Anger and IrritabilityAn invaluable self-help guide to managing a widespread behavioural problem. This is a practical self-help programme for those who find that they are spoiling the lives of both themselves and those around them with their almost constant irritability and flashes of bad temper. It will help the reader understand why such behaviour occurs and what can be done to prevent it.Overcoming InsomniaExtensive research conducted over 25 years has established Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as the treatment of choice for insomnia. For the first time, proven CBT principles have been brought together by a world-renowned expert on insomnia in a comprehensive self-help manual. In a clear step-by-step approach, new patterns of relaxation, sleeping and waking are quickly learnt. Based on clinically proven techniques.

The Complete Guide to Overcoming Eating Disorders, Perfectionism and Low Self-Esteem (ebook bundle)

by Melanie Fennell Constance Barter Christopher Freeman

Eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge and disordered eating, affect a significant proportion of the general population. They can cause untold suffering to those with the disorder, and those around them, who find themselves at a loss how to help their loved one. For the first time, this unique bundle combines hope and inspiration to those experiencing eating disorders either first-hand or up close. Includes: self-help programmes for the eating disorders and the inspirational diary of recovery written by an ex-sufferer of Anorexia Nervosa, now a Youth Ambassador for Beat, the Eating Disorders association.Includes the following: Overcoming Anorexia Overcoming Bulimia Nervosa & Binge-Eating Overcoming Perfectionism Overcoming Low Self-Esteem Mealtimes & Milestones

An Introduction to Coping with Post-Traumatic Stress, 2nd Edition (An\introduction To Coping Ser.)

by Ann Wetmore

This is a new addition to the popular 'Introduction to Coping with' series of self-help booklets. Written by one of the authors of the popular self-help title Overcoming Traumatic Stress, An Introduction to Coping with Post-Traumatic Stress offers valuable guidance for those who have gone through catastrophic life events. Such events can range from train disasters and car accidents to natural disasters such as earthquakes and hurricanes, from events such as severe electric shocks to acts of violence and abuse. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a common psychological condition resulting from such events and arises when a person's coping resources have been completely overwhelmed. This self-help guide uses CBT strategies to help the reader to change their reactions to the trauma and find new, effective ways of coping with and overcoming traumatic stress. This practical booklet is also an ideal resource for health professionals and carers.

A Brief Guide to the Greek Myths

by Stephen P. Kershaw

The book leads the reader through these vibrant stories, from the origins of the gods through to the homecomings of the Trojan heroes. All the familiar narratives are here, along with some less familiar characters and motifs. In addition to the tales, the book explains key issues arising from the narratives, and discusses the myths and their wider relevance.This long-overdue book crystallises three key areas of interest: the nature of the tales; the stories themselves; and how they have and might be interpreted. For the first time, it brings together aspects of Greek mythology only usually available in disparate forms - namely children's books and academic works. There will be much here that is interesting, surprising, and strange as well as familiar. Experts and non-experts, adults, students and schoolchildren alike will gain entertainment and insight from this fascinating and important volume.

A Brief Guide to Islam: The Complete Introduction

by Paul Grieve

Exploring the beliefs, history and politics of the ordinary people of Muslim countries, Grieve cuts through the complexities as he examines all aspects of Islam. He also addresses the big issues: can Islam support true democracy? Is true democracy what the West really wants for Muslim countries or are we merely seeking a cover of legitimacy for a policy of 'might is right'?Paul Grieve is an unbeliever - he is not a born-again Muslim, a proselytizer or a frustrated desert romantic. His aim is to inform. The result is an accessible but never simplistic guide that challengesstereotypical views, from women and banking to war and Malcolm X. Complete with advice for visitors to Muslim countries, and with carefully chosen primary sources, maps and illustrations, this is the ideal summary for the reader looking for an unbiased overview of the religious and political world issues that have become part of our everyday lives.

A Brief History of the Anglo-Saxons

by Geoffrey Hindley

Starting AD 400 (around the time of their invasion of England) and running through to the 1100s (the 'Aftermath'), historian Geoffrey Hindley shows the Anglo-Saxons as formative in the history not only of England but also of Europe. The society inspired by the warrior world of the Old English poem Beowulf saw England become the world's first nation state and Europe's first country to conduct affairs in its own language, and Bede and Boniface of Wessex establish the dating convention we still use today. Including all the latest research, this is a fascinating assessment of a vital historical period.

A Brief History of Christianity: New updated edition

by Bamber Gascoigne

This volume tells the story of Christianity through the individual men and women who shaped it. It is a story of colossal undertakings and spectacular successes as well as ferocious intolerance, greed and bloodshed. Bamber Gascoigne traces a clear path through a complicated history, exploring the motives, the passions, the fears and the achievements of the Christians. His approach is objective and he writes in a conversational style, focusing on moments of significant detail and a vast and varied cast of characters.

A Brief History of the English Civil Wars (Brief History Ser.)

by John Miller

The English Civil War is one of the most hotly contested areas of English History and John Miller is one of the experts on the period. Amid dramatic accounts of the key battles and confrontations, Miller explores what triggered the initial conflict between crown and parliament and how this was played out in England, Scotland and Ireland in the lead-up to war. As the war developed, personalities and innovations on the battlefield became increasingly important, culminating in the rise of Oliver Cromwell and the radical New Model Army. The wars changed the political, social, religious and intellectual landscape of the country for ever. Using a lifetime's knowledge and study on the period, John Miller brings this extraordinary turning point in British history to life.

A Brief History of Infinity: The Quest to Think the Unthinkable

by Brian Clegg

'Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the street to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space.' Douglas Adams, Hitch-hiker's Guide to the GalaxyWe human beings have trouble with infinity - yet infinity is a surprisingly human subject. Philosophers and mathematicians have gone mad contemplating its nature and complexity - yet it is a concept routinely used by schoolchildren. Exploring the infinite is a journey into paradox. Here is a quantity that turns arithmetic on its head, making it feasible that 1 = 0. Here is a concept that enables us to cram as many extra guests as we like into an already full hotel. Most bizarrely of all, it is quite easy to show that there must be something bigger than infinity - when it surely should be the biggest thing that could possibly be. Brian Clegg takes us on a fascinating tour of that borderland between the extremely large and the ultimate that takes us from Archimedes, counting the grains of sand that would fill the universe, to the latest theories on the physical reality of the infinite. Full of unexpected delights, whether St Augustine contemplating the nature of creation, Newton and Leibniz battling over ownership of calculus, or Cantor struggling to publicise his vision of the transfinite, infinity's fascination is in the way it brings together the everyday and the extraordinary, prosaic daily life and the esoteric.Whether your interest in infinity is mathematical, philosophical, spiritual or just plain curious, this accessible book offers a stimulating and entertaining read.

A Brief History of Life in Victorian Britain

by Michael Paterson

The Victorian era has dominated the popular imagination like no other period, but these myths and stories also give a very distorted view of the 19th century. The early Victorians were much stranger that we usually imagine, and their world would have felt very different from our own and it was only during the long reign of the Queen that a modern society emerged in unexpected ways. Using character portraits, events, and key moments Paterson brings the real life of Victorian Britain alive - from the lifestyles of the aristocrats to the lowest ranks of the London slums. This includes the right way to use a fan, why morning visits were conducted in the afternoon, what the Victorian family ate and how they enjoyed their free time, as well as the Victorian legacy today - convenience food, coffee bars, window shopping, mass media, and celebrity culture.Praise for Dicken's London:Out of the babble of voices, Michael Paterson has been able to extract the essence of London itself. Read this book and re-enter the labyrinth of a now-ancient city.' Peter Ackroyd

A Brief History of Robin Hood

by Nigel Cawthorne

Who was Robin Hood? Throughout history the figures of the hooded man of Sherwood forest and his band of outlaws have transfixed readers and viewers; but where does the myth come from? The story appeared out of the legend of the Green man but found its location during the reign of Richard II, the Lionheart, who was away from England fighting in the crusades. In his absence his brother John lay waste to the country. But does this tell the full story? Was Robin a bandit prince ahead of a troop of brigands? Who was the Sherrif and was he in fact the legitimate law in the land fighting vigilantes?

A Brief History of the Samurai: The Way of Japan's Elite Warriors (Brief History )

by Jonathan Clements

From a leading expert in Japanese history, this is one of the first full histories of the art and culture of the Samurai warrior. <P><P>The Samurai emerged as a warrior caste in Medieval Japan and would have a powerful influence on the history and culture of the country from the next 500 years. Clements also looks at the Samurai wars that tore Japan apart in the 17th and 18th centuries and how the caste was finally demolished in the advent of the mechanized world.

The Great Turning Points of British History: The 20 Events That Made the Nation

by Michael Wood

Twenty of the most crucial moments in Britain's history.BBC History Magazine asked a selection of leading historians to choose and describe the twenty most important turning points in British history from AD 1000 to 2000. Collected together, their choices present a new way of looking at our nation's story. From the Danish invasion of Britain in 1016, to the Suez crisis in 1956, the key moments include victories (or defeats) both at home and abroad, plague, reform and even revolutions that have reshaped the British way of life. Each contribution brings the past to life, offering new perspectives and food for debate: did the Battle of Agincourt change England's role in Europe? What was the impact of American independence on Britain? Was 1916 more important than 1939? Thought-provoking and inspiring accounts.

The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica 7

by Maxim Jakubowski

Here in one seductive volume is the finest erotic writing of the year 2006-2007, from around the world. Containing more than 40 new stories, The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica offers an addictive menu of sex in all its splendour. These tales trace the extraordinary variety of the erotic experience, as men and women play out the eternal rhythms of desire. In the realm of the senses, everything can be explored. Here is explicit sexual drama in all its forms from some of the best writers in the field.

Spitfire: The Autobiography

by Jon E. Lewis

A celebration of the machine and the men who took to the skies in defence of Britain. It is also the dramatic illustration of a little understood truth: the Spitfire did more than win the Battle of Britain - it won the war. It was not Stalingrad which turned the corner of the war against Hitler, it was the Spitfire in the summer of 1940 when RAF Fighter Command destroyed the myth of Nazi invincibility.

The Ultimate Jack the Ripper Sourcebook: An Illustrated Encyclopedia

by Keith Skinner Stewart Evans

Two experienced Ripperologists have applied their joint knowledge and expertise to the painstaking collation of all the known official records to produce the ultimate Ripper book - a narrative account of the murders encompassing all the known evidence.The most complete work on the Ripper case ever, contains: the entire contents of the Scotland Yard files covering the full series of murders; extensive press reports; witness statements and extracts from police notebooks; documents missing from the official files and many rare photographs.The Ultimate Jack the Ripper Sourcebook is not only an invaluable reference, but is also a compelling account of the Victorian serial murderer whose identity remains one of criminology's greatest mysteries.

A Brief History of the Celts

by Peter Ellis

For centuries the Celts held sway in Europe. Even after their conquest by the Romans, their culture remained vigorous, ensuring that much of it endured to feed an endless fascination with Celtic history and myths, artwork and treasures. A foremost authority on the Celtic peoples and their culture, Peter Berresford Ellis presents an invigoration overview of their world. With his gift for making the scholarly accessible, he discusses the Celts' mysterious origins and early history and investigates their rich and complex society. His use of recently uncovered firnds brings fascinating insights into Celtic kings and chieftains, architecture and arts, medicine and religions, myths and legends, making this esesntial reading for any search for Europe's ancient past.

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