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  • The Stay Strong Mummy Fitness Plan: A 4-week guide to becoming a healthier, leaner and stronger mum

    Little, Brown Book Group The Stay Strong Mummy Fitness Plan: A 4-week guide to becoming a healthier, leaner and stronger mum

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    Exhausted. Frazzled. Worn out. This is how Kimberley Welman felt after giving birth to three babies, including twins, within 19 months. Once a marathon runner, Kimberley could barely jog around the block without wanting to keel over, but she knew she had to do something. Her health and sanity were at stake.With no clear sense of where to begin, Kimberley tried CrossFit (expensive), classes at her gym (hard to get to), running (too hard on her recovering body). Months later, she finally found a training partner in fellow mother Victoria Reihana, and discovered the joys of clean eating and High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). What began as one mother's mission to get her body back, has become a global movement and ever-expanding online community, full of women (with and without children) motivating one another to live healthier lives. Featuring recipes, exercise routines and inspirational advice, The Stay Strong Mummy Fitness Plan will fill the mother-shaped hole in the current fitness landscape.

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  • Dare to be Kind: How Extraordinary Compassion Can Transform Our World

    Little, Brown Book Group Dare to be Kind: How Extraordinary Compassion Can Transform Our World

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    'Lizzie has been able to embody the power of hope and compassion in everything she does. Stories like hers keep me inspired every day.' Michelle Obama'Lizzie is making our culture a kinder one by encouraging people to undermine hate through self-acceptance and everyday acts of empathy. Her heart and humour shine through on every page!' -Lilly Singh, entertainer, comedian and author of How to Be a BawseCelebrated motivational speaker and YouTube sensation Lizzie Velasquez shows us how we can learn to accept all parts of ourselves and others to create a culture of kindness and a more compassionate world.Born with a rare genetic condition, Lizzie Velasquez always knew she was different, but it wasn't until she was much older that she understood what that meant to others. At seventeen she came across a viral video entitled 'World's Ugliest Woman'- only to discover that it featured her. In response, she decided to stand up on behalf of victims everywhere and created one of YouTube's most popular motivational channels and a TEDx talk that has drawn tens of millions of viewers. In this daring, inspiring book, Lizzie reveals the hidden forces that give rise to self-doubt, shame and cruelty, and empowers us to redirect them to unlock empathy and kindness for ourselves and others. Through her own battles with anxiety and coping with disappointment, she demonstrates how we can overcome obstacles and move forward with greater positivity.Dare to Be Kind presents the path to acceptance, love and tolerance, and offers a blueprint for how to lead a resilient life and, ultimately, forge a radically compassionate world.

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  • Heaven Called My Name: Incredible true stories of heavenly encounters and the afterlife

    Little, Brown Book Group Heaven Called My Name: Incredible true stories of heavenly encounters and the afterlife

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    An inspiring and moving collection of true encounters with the afterlife from the author of the Sunday Times bestsellers An Angel Called My Name and An Angel Healed MeHeaven Called My Name is a compelling collection of incredible true stories from people who believe they have heard the voice of heaven and reveals messages of comfort, guidance and inspiration. Using first-hand accounts from ordinary people whose lives have been forever transformed by an afterlife encounter, as well as her own experiences and insights, Theresa Cheung will answer the eternal questions that we all ask ourselves at some point in our lives, regardless of whether we follow a religion or not.*Is there a meaning and a purpose to my life?*What is my calling or my destiny? *Is there life after death?*Can I talk to a departed loved one in heaven?*Does heaven watch over me?The moving and honest accounts in Heaven Called My Name are proof that extraordinary things can and do happen to ordinary people, guiding and transforming their lives in the process.

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  • What Mothers Learn: Without Being Taught

    Little, Brown Book Group What Mothers Learn: Without Being Taught

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    'Naomi writes so gently; her words are a soothing balm in these months of confusion . . . Thank you, Naomi, for your wise words' JUNO'Essential reading for mothers' Breastfeeding TodayIt is amazing to listen to mothers and hear how much they learn.Each mother learns different things - some practical, some mysterious. However, some common patterns come through.Mothers learn that:*Mothering is more than baby- and childcare.*Babies can't talk but they can communicate.*Mothers are 'in conversation' with their babies.*Through their babies, mothers learn about themselves.*Mothers form families based on their own values.*The role of fathers is in the middle of a major change.*The reasons for maternal anger need to be understood.*Mothers can still be feminists.*Part of mothering is a spiritual experience.*Mothers bring usable experience back to their workplaces.What Mothers Learn will show, first, how learning to be a mother takes time, and then what a wonderful experience it can be. It also makes the case that, if enough of us agree that mothering is essential, society must find a way to reward the women who do it.

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  • Little Soldiers: An American Boy, a Chinese School and the Global Race to Achieve

    Little, Brown Book Group Little Soldiers: An American Boy, a Chinese School and the Global Race to Achieve

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    'I couldn't put this book down. Whip smart, hilariously funny and shocking. A must-read'Amy Chua, Yale Law Professor and author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger MotherIn 2009, Lenora Chu, her husband Rob, and toddler Rainey, moved from LA to the Chinese megacity Shanghai. The US economy was spinning circles, while China seemed to be eating the planet's economic lunch. What's more, Shanghai teenagers were top in the world at maths, reading and science. China was not only muscling the rest of the world onto the sidelines, but it was also out-educating the West. So when Rainey was given the opportunity to enroll in Shanghai's most elite public kindergarten, Lenora and Rob grabbed it. Noticing her rambunctious son's rapid transformation - increasingly disciplined and obedient but more anxious and fearful - Lenora begins to question the system. What the teachers were accomplishing was indisputable, but what to make of their methods? Are Chinese children paying a price for their obedience and the promise of future academic prowess? How much discipline is too much? And is the Chinese education system really what the West should measure itself against? While Rainey was at school, Lenora embarked on a reporting mission to answer these questions in a larger context. Through a combination of the personal narratives and thoughts of teachers, parents, administrators and school children, Little Soldiers unpacks the story of education in China.

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  • The Programme: For a Leaner, Stronger, Healthier You

    Little, Brown Book Group The Programme: For a Leaner, Stronger, Healthier You

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    GET IN THE BEST SHAPE OF YOUR LIFE In The Programme, Jessie Pavelka, popular fitness expert and star trainer of The Biggest Loser, delivers a practical guide for being healthy, living well and losing weight based on four essential building blocks Jessie has found to be key to lasting success with countless clients: *EAT: flavourful and healthy recipes using basic, common ingredients that are high protein and low in sugar and carbs*SWEAT: a high-intensity interval training programme and morning workouts that yield quick results *THINK: easy-to-use exercises that combine elements of yoga, biometrics and mindfulness*CONNECT: the book will help you build the strong relationships you need to foster a healthier life and readers will be able to share their progress and struggles with an online community that will launch with the book. Jessie also provides a maintenance plan that readers can use to ensure their results last. The Programme is a positive, sane way to lose weight and achieve good health by making small changes, finding balance and, ultimately, getting back to basics.

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  • Together, Closer: Stories of Intimacy in Friendship, Love, and Family

    Little, Brown Book Group Together, Closer: Stories of Intimacy in Friendship, Love, and Family

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    A deeply felt book that explores intimacy through the stories of eight relationships, from a leading neuroscientist and author of How We Feel.What is intimacy and why do we need it?Intimacy is that moment when our true identity is revealed to another, when traumas, fears, and ambitions are shared. Whether in friendship, love or family, intimacy redresses itself constantly, demanding we raze emotional barriers and discover who we really are. Through the ordinary stories of eight relationships, neuroscientist Giovanni Frazzetto has woven an extraordinary narrative of togetherness. He shares the details of romantic partners trapped in a long cycle of attraction and rejection, a single woman who finds herself deep in a fictional relationship with a boyfriend she has invented out of frustration with her love life, and a couple absorbed in a years-long clandestine affair. But intimacy can also extend beyond romantic encounters: coping with the loss of a loved one, dealing with overbearing or emotionally distant parents, or celebrating the joys and comforts of our dearest friends. In Together, Closer, Frazzetto unravels the components of intimacy in all of these relationships, illuminating the mysteries, challenges, and pleasures of intimacy through a brilliant mix of storytelling and science.

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  • Rock Your Presentation: A New Guide to Speaking and Pitching with Passion

    Little, Brown Book Group Rock Your Presentation: A New Guide to Speaking and Pitching with Passion

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    This book will protect your audiences from the following disorders:· Death by PowerPoint· Tedium· Compulsive fidgeting· Losing-the-Will-to-Live SyndromeNearly all of us have to pitch or present our ideas, whether in a formal setting like a theatre, at a company conference, in a classroom or even selling a concept one-to-one to our boss. In Rock your Presentation, Nigel Barlow, a professional keynote speaker and creative coach to many of the world's most famous organisations, gives you inspiring insights and practical techniques to 'rock up' your presentation or speech. Many of these tips come from exploring what makes great music so moving and impactful, and are easy to apply to make your own talks more dynamic and memorable. Try changing your key for different emotional impact; come up with a stronger chorus and an exciting climax; create your speaker's rider; be a protest singer to unleash your passion; and learn when and how to go unplugged to touch your audience. Whether you want to create a whole new presentation or tune up a tired old one, Rock Your Presentation will give you plenty of fresh ideas.

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  • The Gentle Parenting Book: How to raise calmer, happier children from birth to seven

    Little, Brown Book Group The Gentle Parenting Book: How to raise calmer, happier children from birth to seven

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    Parenting trends come and go. Gentle parenting is different - it isn't a label for a precise set of rules but a method of parenting that embraces the needs of parent and child, while being mindful of current science and child psychology. It means parenting with empathy, respect, understanding - and boundaries.In The Gentle Parenting Book, Sarah Ockwell-Smith provides a trustworthy combination of what-to-expect information and gentle-parenting solutions to the most common challenges faced by parents with young children. Sarah addresses a wide variety of topics, including coping with a crying baby, introducing solid foods and creating healthy eating habits, potty training, starting nursery and school, sibling rivalry, tantrums, whining and sulking, aggressive behaviour and much more.And for those parents who have previously used a more authoritarian style of parenting, there's plenty of advice - and reassurance - on making the transition to a gentler approach. For many, gentle parenting comes as a relief because it chimes with their deepest instincts about the best way to raise their children.

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  • Women, Food and Desire: Embrace Your Cravings, Make Peace with Food, Reclaim Your Body

    Little, Brown Book Group Women, Food and Desire: Embrace Your Cravings, Make Peace with Food, Reclaim Your Body

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    Transformational health expert Alexandra Jamieson is a woman on a mission. Having overcome her own food addictions and the weight and health problems these habits caused, she learned something life-altering: when we listen to our cravings, they will lead us onto the path of deep healing. Since her own personal breakthrough more than a decade ago, Alexandra has dedicated her life to helping other women learn to listen to the wisdom of their cravings and make food their greatest ally as they step into their lives with authentic passion.In this powerfully feminine manifesto, Alexandra dares us to face our cravings head-on, to make the self-commitment to no longer hide out behind food, self-loathing or the limiting expectations of others. With love, deep compassion and fearless honesty, she calls upon all of us to boldly use food as a tool to cleanse ourselves of the nutritional, emotional, physical and mental blocks that limit our ability to live full, meaningful and joyful lives.In this book she'll show us how:· Our cravings are the gatekeepers of our deepest longings and desires· Transforming habits sets us free· Detoxing unclutters our bodies and minds so we may engage in our lives with more power and authenticity· Embracing our sexual selves makes us more powerful· Trusting ourselves and surrounding ourselves with a nurturing community is essential for a vital, healthy, hot lifeAlexandra Jamieson burst on to the scene when she co-starred in Super Size Me, the award-winning documentary by Morgan Spurlock. When the film wrapped, she wrote her first book, The Great American Detox Diet, which outlined the plan that first restored her, then Morgan Spurlock, back to health, and which revolutionised our thinking around using nutritional detox as a foundation for finding more balance in all areas of our lives.

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  • The Reputation Economy: How to Optimise Your Digital Footprint in a World Where Your Reputation Is Your Most Valuable Asset

    Little, Brown Book Group The Reputation Economy: How to Optimise Your Digital Footprint in a World Where Your Reputation Is Your Most Valuable Asset

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    In a world where technology allows companies to gather, aggregate and analyse data about us that includes our buying habits, our financial behavior, our professional and personal networks, and even our physical whereabouts - our digital reputations are becoming our most valuable currency. Whether you like it or not, everywhere you go, other people will be able to instantly access information about your reputation - with or without your knowledge or consent.In The Reputation Economy, Michael Fertik reveals the secrets used to optimise the digital reputations and improve the lives of millions of users of Reputation.com. Discover: *Which keywords to include in your CV, performance review, and LinkedIn profile to ensure you come up at the top of recruiters and potential employers' search results*How to curate your on and offline activity in way that will reduce the risk profile (and therefore your premiums) calculated by insurers*How to lure venture capital for your business idea or start-up, court low interest rates from investors, and garner the attention of tech giants like Google and Microsoft*How to hide the negative information (or information that doesn't match how you want to be perceived) that's out in the ether. There's nothing you can do to erase that digital footprint, but there are tricks you can use to keep it from being discovered. It will also show how you can use all this technology evaluate others' reputations so you always know who you're dealing with, whether it's a potential employee, investor or romantic partner. In short, The Reputation Economy will show you how to become 'reputation rich' in a world where your digital reputation is as valuable as the cash in your wallet.

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  • Million Dollar Women: The Essential Guide for Female Entrepreneurs Who Want to Go Big

    Little, Brown Book Group Million Dollar Women: The Essential Guide for Female Entrepreneurs Who Want to Go Big

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    Are you the next million dollar woman? Women run an increasing number of businesses, but female entrepreneurs still tend to think small, and their companies rarely reach the heights of those of their male counterparts. Most are stuck running kitchen-table businesses, just getting by, or in many cases, running out of cash. Julia Pimsleur aims to change that with Million Dollar Women, which will show you how to take your business to that million-dollar mark and beyond.Million Dollar Women is a fun, accessible business guide combining Pimsleur's own story with the experiences of seven other women who have raised capital, developed powerful networks, and built multimillion-dollar companies from scratch. It teaches you the concepts and the vocabulary you need to secure funding and scale up. It explains how to make the right connections, when to delegate, and when to seek coaching and support. Drawing on her own experience of becoming a CEO, Pimsleur also provides help for overcoming the hurdles you have to clear to leap to that next level. Million Dollar Women will provide a clear path for getting out of your own way, dreaming big, and reaching your most ambitious goals.

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  • The Stress Cure: How to resolve stress, build resilience and boost your energy

    Little, Brown Book Group The Stress Cure: How to resolve stress, build resilience and boost your energy

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    Stress is very much part of life in the 21st century, and has overtaken the common cold as the major reason for taking time off work. But while we cannot avoid life's pressures, we can influence the degree to which they affect us, and how we react. This book will show you how.It examines why we become stressed, how the stress response is unique to each of us and why stress, particularly when combined with fatigue, can create a vicious circle that has serious implications for our long-term health. So, what's the answer? As you'll discover, there is no single solution; instead the authors suggest a unique blend of practical solutions that include:* Uncovering your stress triggers and stress response* Learning how to reframe negative beliefs* Effective time management that includes relaxation and fun* Becoming more resilient by tuning up your stress hormones * Utilising the power of sleep and exercise* Beating the sugar and stimulant trap* Fuel-up to feel good - discover the key nutrients for energy and resilienceWith a section on quick fixes to feel better now, as well as guidance on putting together a long-term action plan, The Stress Cure will empower you to take back control and live a healthier, more balanced life.

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  • #StandOutOnline: How to Build a Profitable and Influential Personal Brand in the Digital Age

    Little, Brown Book Group #StandOutOnline: How to Build a Profitable and Influential Personal Brand in the Digital Age

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    'For everyone who wants to build their online presence, the RIGHT way!' - Julie Montagu, wellness guru and author of RechargeThe inspirational new book from the author of The Million Dollar Blog -- discover how to build an authoritative and authentic personal brand that will change your life.If you google yourself, what do you see? Do you blend in with the masses or stand out from the crowd? Are you recognised as a thought-leader in your industry? Or are you watching others build their profile and wondering if you are being left behind?Whether you're an entrepreneur, executive, expert or an employee, how you present yourself online has a huge impact on your professional reputation. We are lucky to live in a world where everyone now has the power to publish and create micro-fame by putting out content - word by word, post by post, video by video. But how do you grab people's attention in today's noisy online world?Using a combination of technical know-how, insider tips and interviews with prominent online influencers and business owners, entrepreneur and digital strategist Natasha Courtenay-Smith shows how anyone can build a strong personal brand and become the most visible expert in their industry.#StandOutOnline is the ultimate guide to building a powerful and influential personal brand that will create boundless opportunities for you and your business. Now is the time for you to find your voice and step into the spotlight.PRAISE FOR #StandOutOnline:'All the practical, wise nuggets of advice you need to get started and dig in deep are in the pages of #StandOutOnline' - Emma Gannon, award-winning blogger and author of Ctrl Alt Delete and The Multi-Hyphen Method'Every single budding and established digital entrepreneur needs to read this enlightening book. Unmissable.' - Vicki Psarias, author of Mumboss and founder of the award-winning blog Honest Mum

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  • The Art of Silence

    Little, Brown Book Group The Art of Silence

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    Discover the art of silenceIn our day-to-day lives, most of us are absolutely bombarded by sound and visual stimuli. We lurch from one activity to the next feeling stressed and overwhelmed. Messages from media, advertising and popular culture tell us that having more will help us find happiness, yet instead we feel overloaded and burnt out.The Art of Silence offers us an antidote.It explores how we can use silence as a strategy for living well; a guiding principle to help us reign in our chaotic lifestyles and redress the balance of this crazy, noisy world that we live in. It can give us the space we need to allow our bodies and minds to relax and become the healthy, wholesome individuals we want to be.The Art of Silence explores three ways that we can harness the power of silence and bring more of it into our lives. It considers how we can take practical steps to quiet our environments and timetables; how we can cultivate peaceful relationships; and how we can work with the mind to nurture an inner peace, regardless of the circumstances.

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  • Later!: A guide to parenting a young adult

    Little, Brown Book Group Later!: A guide to parenting a young adult

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    One minute you are taking your child to school, the next they're turning into a young adult. It may seem like only months since you were first filling your child's lunch box, but the school career moves with such momentum that it isn't long before they are facing the challenges of further education, job hunting and living independently. This new book will help you to encourage self-reliance in your nearly grown children and prepare them for independence in the real world.It also shows how you can prepare for a time when your child's excitement at the prospect of leaving school, going to university or just living on their own leaves you feeling passed over and obsessed by detail they see as unimportant. How do you start to think about what to do with the rest of your life - picking up on ambitions, both personal and professional, and prioritising your own friends and interests?And how do you handle the situation when, as is increasingly common, children later decide to return home to live? This book addresses current issues such as boomerang kids, sofa syndrome and how to motivate, money management for a generation disinclined to save, the hotel of Mum and Dad, and much more.Later! is an empathetic guide to making sense of life at a time when all the ground rules need to be reconsidered, if not renegotiated. Packed with strategies, exercises and question-and-answer sections, Later! is user-friendly and entirely practical. It considers the hopes and plans of parents and children alike and, in the process, demonstrates how to 'move on' while sustaining a supportive, happy relationship.

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  • The Business Romantic: Fall back in love with your work and your life

    Little, Brown Book Group The Business Romantic: Fall back in love with your work and your life

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    Top 10 Motivational Books of 2015 - Inc.comTop 10 Creative Leadership Books of 2015 - ForbesAgainst the backdrop of eroding trust in capitalism, pervasive technology, big data, and the desire to quantify all of our behaviours, The Business Romantic makes a compelling case that we must meld the pursuit of success and achievement with romance if we want to create an economy that serves our entire selves.A rising star in data analytics who is in love with the intrinsic beauty of spreadsheets; the mastermind behind a brand built on absence; an Argentinian couple who revolutionize shoelaces; the founder of a foodie-oriented start-up that creates intimate conversation spaces; a performance artist who offers fake corporate seminars for real professionals - these are some of the innovators readers will meet in this witty, deeply personal, and rousing journey through the world of Business Romanticism.The Business Romantic not only provides surprising insights into the emotional and social aspects of business but also presents 'Rules of Enchantment' that will help both individuals and organisations construct more meaningful experiences for themselves and others.The Business Romantic offers a radically different view of the good life and outlines how to better meet one's own desires as well as those of customers, employees, and society. It encourages readers to expect more from companies, to give more of themselves, and to fall back in love with their work and their lives.

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  • The Body Wars: Why body dissatisfaction is at epidemic proportions and how we can fight back

    Little, Brown Book Group The Body Wars: Why body dissatisfaction is at epidemic proportions and how we can fight back

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    Girls and women of all ages have never been more unhappy with their bodies. And research shows that slim women are often no more satisfied with their bodies than overweight ones. Forty years after the debut of body politics, fat is more of a feminist issue than ever.So why has body dissatisfaction become the norm? Why are children as young as 3 years of age worried about their appearance? Why are eating disorders, weight and shape concerns affecting so many women? And what can we do to deal with the negative effects this is having on people's lives?Leading psychologist Dr Aric Sigman tackles body dissatisfaction in a direct, uncompromising way, examining the leading research, identifying the key issues and contributing personal experiences. And he calls on the untapped army of husbands, partners and fathers to come out fighting to help change the way girls and women feel. The Body Wars also offers clear, practical solutions for individuals, parents and society to help reduce and prevent what is fast becoming a world-wide epidemic.

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  • Still a Bit of Snap in the Celery: or K.B.O. *Keep Buggering On

    Little, Brown Book Group Still a Bit of Snap in the Celery: or K.B.O. *Keep Buggering On

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    From the bestselling author of A Shed of One's Own, a very funny memoir about being 60.Marcus Berkmann's funny, instantly recognisable description of middle-age in A Shed of One's Own struck a chord and turned it into a bestseller. Now he realises he has entered a new age category: the Young-Old.Well, the body continues to provide challenges (every group meeting seems to begin the dreaded 'organ recital'), and the bank balance may not be doing too well either - but it's certainly not all doom and gloom. You have come to terms with your deficiencies and eccentricities (although your partner may not); your Fear of Missing Out has become Joy at Staying In; you have embraced the notion of the Power Nap - and though you're not going to embark on a course of 'mindfulness' you nevertheless recognise if living in the moment also includes walking to the local for a pint with an old friend then you'll sign up for it after all...You could call it 'beerfulness'.'Berkmann is a fine observer of decline. He says what other men would rather not think about, let alone discuss. Another ten years pottering around in his shed and he'll have cracked it' Sunday Times

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  • Playing Under the Piano: 'Comedy gold' Sunday Times: From Downton to Darkest Peru

    Little, Brown Book Group Playing Under the Piano: 'Comedy gold' Sunday Times: From Downton to Darkest Peru

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    Hugh Bonneville is one of Britain's most accomplished actors, whose credits include Downton Abbey, W1A and the Paddington films. 'I don't remember when I last read a book that gave me so many laughs' Christina Patterson, Sunday Times'Tremendously entertaining' Rachel Cooke, Observer'A writer of considerable urbanity and wit' Lynn Barber, Daily Telegraph'You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll love Hugh even more' Woman & HomeHugh Bonneville is one of Britain's most accomplished actors, familiar to audiences worldwide for his roles in Notting Hill, the Paddington films and Downton Abbey. From getting his big break as Third Shepherd in the school nativity play, to mistaking a Hollywood star for an estate agent, Hugh creates a brilliantly vivid picture of a career on stage and screen. What is it like working with Judi Dench and Julia Roberts, or playing Robert de Niro's right leg, or not being Gary Oldman, twice? A wickedly funny storyteller, Hugh also writes with poignancy about his father's dementia and of his mother, whose life in the secret service only emerged after her death. Whether telling stories of working with divas, Dames or a bear with a penchant for marmalade, this is a richly entertaining account of his life as an actor.

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  • Deer Man: Seven Years in the Forest

    Little, Brown Book Group Deer Man: Seven Years in the Forest

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    The astonishing, true account of one man's quest to immerse himself in nature and live with wild deer for seven years.'Haunting, remarkable and ultimately very moving' Sunday Times'A story of extraordinary power and tenderness' Charles Foster'A startling portrait of an animal that is both familiar to us and yet shockingly misunderstood' GuardianGeoffroy Delorme never felt he fitted into the human world. He would often disappear into the woods, drawn to the rhythms of animal life and away from the rules of a society he did not understand. One night, an encounter with a deer changed his life: from then on, he knew he wanted to live among them. In Deer Man, Delorme describes becoming a creature of the forest, working to blend in with the deer and witnessing their births and deaths, loves and battles, ostracism and friendship. In his seventh year in the forest, Delorme meets a woman walking through the trees. He knows he can stay in the forest and die with his friends - or he can leave, and speak their truth to a human world that desperately needs to hear it.

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  • Pharaohs of the Sun: Radio 4 Book of the Week,  How Egypt's Despots and Dreamers Drove the Rise and Fall of Tutankhamun's Dynasty

    Little, Brown Book Group Pharaohs of the Sun: Radio 4 Book of the Week, How Egypt's Despots and Dreamers Drove the Rise and Fall of Tutankhamun's Dynasty

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    A RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK'An impressive amalgamation of scholarly research with popular history' The Times'An evocative account of an era of epic riches and ruthlessness' History Revealed'De la Bédoyère has not just an archaeologist's eye for accuracy but also a broadcaster's nose for a colourful story' Radio TimesFor more than two centuries Egypt was ruled by the most powerful, successful and richest dynasty of kings in its long and epic history. They included the female king Hatshepsut, the warrior kings Thutmose III and Amenhotep II, the religious radical Akhenaten and his queen Nefertiti, and most famously of all for the wealth of his tomb the short-lived boy king Tutankhamun. They presided over a system built on war, oppression and ruthlessness, pouring Egypt's wealth into grandiose monuments, temples and extravagant tombs. But the power and riches of the Pharaohs of the 18th Dynasty came at enormous cost to Egypt's enemies and most of its people. Pharaohs of the Sun is their extraordinary story, showing how the glamour and gold was tainted by selfishness, ostentation and the systematic exploitation of Egypt's people and enemies.

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  • Happy-Go-Lucky: 'Unquestionably the king of comic writing' Guardian

    Little, Brown Book Group Happy-Go-Lucky: 'Unquestionably the king of comic writing' Guardian

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    'It's hard to think of a better living practitioner of hilarious honesty than David Sedaris' The TimesIn Happy-Go-Lucky, David Sedaris once again captures what is most unexpected, hilarious, and poignant about recent upheavals, personal and public, and expresses in precise language both the misanthropy and desire for connection that drive us all. If we must live in interesting times, there is no one better to chronicle them than the incomparable David Sedaris. 'Unquestionably the king of comic writing' HADLEY FREEMAN, Guardian'Although Sedaris is famous for being funny, he does pain heartbreakingly well' MELISSA KATSOULIS, The Times'His wickedly hilarious riffs are pyrotechnics in words' PETER CONRAD, Observer

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  • The Spiritual Path

    Little, Brown Book Group The Spiritual Path

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    The author of the international bestseller Shantaram takes us on a gripping personal journey of wonder and insight into science, belief, faith and devotion. Drawing on sacred traditions, rigorous logic and the six-year instruction of his spiritual teacher, Roberts describes the step-by-step process he followed in search of spiritual connection - a process that anyone, of any belief or none, can benefit from in their own lives. This gripping personal account of the 'Leap Of Faith' is a compellingly fresh addition to such enduring, spiritually inspiring works as Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, The Road Less Travelled and The Celestine Prophecy. As Roberts writes, 'The Spiritual Path is a book on spiritual matters that my younger self wanted desperately: one that offers more answers than questions, and helps to reset the spiritual compass.'

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  • Jeopardy: The Danger of Playing It Safe on the Path to Success

    Little, Brown Book Group Jeopardy: The Danger of Playing It Safe on the Path to Success

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    'Wilfred's sheer ambition is an inspiration. We can all learn from it.' - Peter Bazalgette'Based on my career, Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones' approach to risk can produce huge dividends' - Nigel Travis, chairman of Dunkin' Brands and author of The Challenge CultureJeopardy is the single greatest catalyst for making things happen in life.In Jeopardy, award-winning entrepreneur Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones argues that our natural instinct for caution is one of the greatest barriers to making progress in life, and shows how embracing jeopardy is essential if you want to succeed.Drawing on a life that has taken him from a deprived childhood in inner-city Birmingham to becoming one of the nation's most famous farmers, he demonstrates how we can all go further in life by learning to escape the fears that stop us from achieving our ambitions.Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones is no stranger to jeopardy: he remortgaged his house in 2005 to launch his brand 'The Black Farmer' from nothing. Its products are now stocked in all major supermarkets and the business has an annual turnover of several million. In this book, he shows that only by embracing jeopardy, and liberating ourselves from the shackles of uncertainty and self-doubt, can we realise our full potential.What could you achieve, if you decided to stop letting fear hold you back?

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  • The Little Book of Practical Magic

    Little, Brown Book Group The Little Book of Practical Magic

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    This enchanting little book is for the 'occult curious'. For anyone interested in crystals - because they are pretty or just might calm the spirit. Discover not only the secrets of crystals, herbs, chakras, fortune telling and psychic power, but also how to work with them for personal success, love and wellbeing. You don't have to believe in magic to read this book - magic is simply about making wondrous and good things happen. With this practical guide, you can quickly learn to make magic in your life, and enhance your own intuitive and healing powers.

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    £9.99

  • The Power Of Gems And Crystals: How They Can Transform Your Life

    Little, Brown Book Group The Power Of Gems And Crystals: How They Can Transform Your Life

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    Throughout history, crystals and gemstones have been known to have a powerful effect on people. The Power of Gems and Crystals is for everyone who wants to know more about how to use them. In this intriguing book, Soozi Holbeche reveals the fascinating secrets and mysteries associated with gems and crystals and explains how they can be used to enrich our daily lives.*Discover the special powers of crystals and stones*Learn why certain gems are worn for good luck*Find out how to choose the right stone for you*Experience the rejuvenating properties of crystal power*Learn how to use crystals in healing

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    £11.69

  • The Best of Me

    Little, Brown Book Group The Best of Me

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    What could be a more tempting Christmas gift than a compendium of David Sedaris's best stories, selected by the author himself? From a spectacular career spanning almost three decades, these stories have become modern classics and are now for the first time collected in one volume.For more than twenty-five years, David Sedaris has been carving out a unique literary space, virtually creating his own genre. A Sedaris story may seem confessional, but is also highly attuned to the world outside. It opens our eyes to what is at absurd and moving about our daily existence. And it is almost impossible to read without laughing. Now, for the first time collected in one volume, the author brings us his funniest and most memorable work. In these stories, Sedaris shops for rare taxidermy, hitchhikes with a lady quadriplegic, and spits a lozenge into a fellow traveler's lap. He drowns a mouse in a bucket, struggles to say 'give it to me' in five languages and hand-feeds a carnivorous bird.But if all you expect to find in Sedaris's work is the deft and sharply observed comedy for which he became renowned, you may be surprised to discover that his words bring more warmth than mockery, more fellow-feeling than derision. Nowhere is this clearer than in his writing about his loved ones. In these pages, Sedaris explores falling in love and staying together, recognizing his own aging not in the mirror but in the faces of his siblings, losing one parent and coming to terms - at long last - with the other.Taken together, the stories in The Best of Me reveal the wonder and delight Sedaris takes in the surprises life brings him. No experience, he sees, is quite as he expected - it's often harder, more fraught and certainly weirder - but sometimes it is also much richer and more wonderful.Full of joy, generosity, and the incisive humor that has led David Sedaris to be called 'the funniest man alive' (Time Out New York), The Best of Me spans a career spent watching and learning and laughing - quite often at himself - and invites readers deep into the world of one of the most brilliant and original writers of our time.

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  • Diary of an MP's Wife: Inside and Outside Power - 'Riotously candid' Sunday Times

    Little, Brown Book Group Diary of an MP's Wife: Inside and Outside Power - 'Riotously candid' Sunday Times

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    What is it like to be a wife of a politician in modern-day Britain? Sasha Swire finally lifts the lid. For more than twenty years she has kept a secret diary detailing the trials and tribulations of being a political plus-one, and gives us a ringside seat at the seismic political events of the last decade. A professional partner and loyal spouse, Swire has strong political opinions herself - sometimes more 'No, Minister' than 'Yes'. She detonates the stereotype of the dutiful wife. From shenanigans in Budleigh Salterton to state banquets at Buckingham Palace, gun-toting terrorist busters in pizza restaurants to dinners in Downing Street sitting next to Boris Johnson, Devon hedges to partying with City hedgies, she observes the great and the not-so-great at the closest of quarters. The results are painfully revealing and often hilariously funny. Here are the friendships and the fall-outs, the general elections and the leadership contests, the scandals and the rivalries. Swire showed up, shored up and rarely shut up. She also wrote it all down. Diary of an MP's Wife is a searingly honest, wildly indiscreet and often uproarious account of what life is like in the thick of it.

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  • Dear Life: A Doctor's Story of Love, Loss and Consolation

    Little, Brown Book Group Dear Life: A Doctor's Story of Love, Loss and Consolation

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    THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLERSHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD'So very important' NIGELLA LAWSON'Brilliantly alive' SUNDAY TIMES'A truly wonderful book. Read it' HENRY MARSH'Shows us the very best of human nature' ADAM KAY'Her words are brimful of love, grace and kindness' GUARDIANAs a specialist in palliative medicine, Dr Rachel Clarke chooses to inhabit a place many people would find too tragic to contemplate. Every day, she tries to bring care and comfort to those reaching the end of their lives and to help make dying more bearable. Rachel's training was put to the test in 2017 when her beloved GP father was diagnosed with terminal cancer. She learned that nothing - even the best palliative care - can sugar-coat the pain of losing someone you love. And yet, she argues, in a hospice there is more of what matters in life - more love, more strength, more kindness, more joy, more tenderness, more grace, more compassion - than you could ever imagine. For if there is a difference between people who know they are dying and the rest of us, it is simply this: that the terminally ill know their time is running out, while we live as though we have all the time in the world. Dear Life is a book about the vital importance of human connection, by the doctor we would all want by our sides at a time of crisis. It is a love letter - to a father, to a profession, to life itself.

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  • Soft Power: The New Great Game

    Little, Brown Book Group Soft Power: The New Great Game

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    In recent years the modern world has developed a brave new concept: 'soft power'. It is the power of friendly persuasion rather than command, and it invites nations to compete (as they did in the nineteenth century) to expand their 'sphere of influence' as brands in a global marketplace. In Bloody Foreigners and The Last Wolf, Robert Winder explored the way Britain was shaped first by migration, and then by hidden geographical factors. Now, in Soft Power he reveals the ways in which modern states are asserting themselves not through traditional realpolitik but through alternative means: business, language, culture, ideas, sport, education, music, even food - the texture and values of history and daily life. Moving from West to East, the book tells the story of soft power by exploring the varied ways in which it operates - from an American sheriff in Poland to an English garden in Ravello, a French vineyard in Australia, an Asian restaurant in Spain, a Chinese Friendship Hall in Sudan; the fact that fifty-eight modern heads of state were educated in Britain; the student exchange that took a teenage Deng Xiaoping to a small town on the Loire; the way that Japan could seduce the world with chic food and smart computer games. Now there may be a new twist in this Great game. With soft power's quiet ingredients - education, science, trade, cultural values - and a new emphasis on shared mutual interest, it may be the only force supple enough to tackle the challenges the future looks likely to pose - not least the slam-the-door reflexes pulling in the other direction.

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  • The Retreat of Western Liberalism

    Little, Brown Book Group The Retreat of Western Liberalism

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    'A panorama of the unravelling world order as riveting as any beach read' New Yorker'Read this book: in the three hours it takes you will get a new, bracing and brilliant understanding of the dangers we in the democratic West now face. Luce is one of the smartest journalists working today, and his perceptions are priceless' Jane Mayer, staff writer on the New Yorker'No one was more prescient about the economic malaise and popular resentment that has hit the United States than Ed Luce in his previous book, Time to Start Thinking. His new book, Retreat of Western Liberalism, broadens that picture to cover the Western world. It is a must read for anyone trying to make sense of the waves of populism and nationalism we face today' Liaquat AhamedIn his widely acclaimed book Time to Start Thinking, Financial Times columnist and commentator Edward Luce charted the course of American economic and geopolitical decline, proving to be a prescient voice on our current social and political turmoil.In The Retreat of Western Liberalism, Luce makes a larger statement about the weakening of western hegemony and the crisis of democratic liberalism - of which Donald Trump and his European counterparts are not the cause, but a symptom. Luce argues that we are on a menacing trajectory brought about by ignorance of what it took to build the West, arrogance towards society's losers, and complacency about our system's durability - attitudes that have been emerging since the fall of the Berlin Wall, treated by the West as an absolute triumph over the East. We cannot move forward without a clear diagnosis of what has gone wrong. Luce contrasts Western democratic and economic ideals, which rest on an assumption of linear progress, with more cyclical views of economic strength - symbolized by the nineteenth-century fall and present-day rise of the Chinese and Indian economies - and with the dawn of a new multipolar age.Combining on-the-ground reporting with intelligent synthesis of the vast literature already available, Luce offers a detailed projection of the consequences of the Trump administration and a forward-thinking analysis of what those who believe in enlightenment values must do to defend them from the multiple onslaughts they face in the coming years.

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  • If This Is A Man/The Truce (50th Anniversary Edition): Surviving Auschwitz

    Little, Brown Book Group If This Is A Man/The Truce (50th Anniversary Edition): Surviving Auschwitz

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    A new edition of Primo Levi's classic memoir of the Holocaust, with an introduction by David Baddiel, author of Jews Don't Count'With the moral stamina and intellectual poise of a twentieth-century Titan, this slightly built, dutiful, unassuming chemist set out systematically to remember the German hell on earth, steadfastly to think it through, and then to render it comprehensible in lucid, unpretentious prose... One of the greatest human testaments of the era' Philip Roth'Levi's voice is especially affecting, so clear, firm and gentle, yet humane and apparently untouched by anger, bitterness or self-pity... If This Is a Man is miraculous, finding the human in every individual who traverses its pages' Philippe Sands'The death of Primo Levi robs Italy of one of its finest writers... One of the few survivors of the Holocaust to speak of his experiences with a gentle voice' Guardian '[What] gave it such power... was the sheer, unmitigated truth of it; the sense of what a book could achieve in terms of expanding one's own knowledge and understanding at a single sitting... few writers have left such a legacy... A necessary book' Independent

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  • Beyond the Footpath: An inspiring guide to walking mindfully to places of meaning

    Little, Brown Book Group Beyond the Footpath: An inspiring guide to walking mindfully to places of meaning

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    'A treasure-trove of inspiration . . . [Beyond the Footpath] shows us how to make the most of the calm beauty of the natural world that surrounds us, as well as offering practical guidance on where to find - and how to travel to - those special places' Raynor Winn, bestselling author of The Salt Path'Inspirational yet practical. With mindful exercises and tracks to take. Discover the benefits of being a modern pilgrim' Country Living'A brilliant solution to restoring balance and rediscovering meaning' The Simple ThingsAN INSPIRING GUIDE TO WALKING MINDFULLY TO PLACES OF MEANINGA pilgrimage - long, short, secular or religious - gives you the opportunity to step out of your day-to-day routine and follow a path that promises meaning, a little magic and the space to breathe.Beyond the Footpath will take you on a journey to places of spiritual or personal significance - and show you how to travel in a way that enhances your connection to the world and to yourself. Whether you choose a long-distance trail, an ascent of an awe-inspiring mountain, a walk in an ancient forest, a journey to a temple, stone circle or sacred garden, or simply a lunchtime stroll to somewhere special, Beyond the Footpath has suggestions and tips to inspire you to open the door and walk into a world of wonder.

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  • A Gift from Darkness: How I Escaped with my Daughter from Boko Haram

    Little, Brown Book Group A Gift from Darkness: How I Escaped with my Daughter from Boko Haram

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    When Patience Ibrahim's husband died, she feared that her life was over. She had prayed every night for a baby to complete her family, and suddenly she found herself a nineteen-year-old widow, alone in the world. But when she fell in love again, a happy future seemed possible. Patience married once more , and was overjoyed to discover that she was pregnant.A few days later, everything fell apart. Men from Boko Haram arrived at her door, killing Patience's new husband and kidnapping her. This is the incredible true story of her and her baby daughter's survival, against all the odds.

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  • The Second Baby Book: How to cope with pregnancy number two and create a happy home for your firstborn and new arrival

    Little, Brown Book Group The Second Baby Book: How to cope with pregnancy number two and create a happy home for your firstborn and new arrival

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    'The thing about having a second baby is it's likely to differ a lot from your first experience. Sarah Ockwell's Smith's guide looks at the challenges you might face along with some practical tips to consider. The book offers a friendly feel that reminds us issues and all, we'll be just fine' Mirror, Best Baby Books for Parents 2020Having a second baby is a very different experience from having your first, yet there is little recognition of the wide range of issues that need to be considered when bringing a second child into the family. In this incredibly helpful book, Sarah Ockwell-Smith helps parents feel more positive and prepared for life with two children.The book begins with the obvious question: when is the right time to add another member to the family? It then goes on to examine the specific issues that can arise with a second pregnancy and birth; the common concerns about siblings, such as how to prepare your firstborn for what's to come; how to cope with the practicalities of life with two young children (aka actually managing to get anything done!); and the feelings parents are likely to experience, too.The Second Baby Book examines all the questions and issues Sarah herself faced second time around, as well as sharing the experiences of the many parents who have sought her advice. It also highlights what scientific studies reveal about such issues as the spacing of children and the differences between first and second births. Practical, insightful and honest, this book will help you understand the challenges ahead but, more importantly, it will equip you to meet them with knowledge, confidence and a sense of excitement for the future.

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  • Duped: Compulsive Liars and How They Can Deceive You

    Little, Brown Book Group Duped: Compulsive Liars and How They Can Deceive You

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    'Abby Ellin's writing is everything her fiancé pretended to be: witty, vulnerable, brave, smart, and honest' Michael Finkel, author of The Stranger in the WoodsIn Duped, New York Times journalist Abby Ellin explores the secret lives of compulsive liars, and the tragedy of those who trust them. Perfect for anybody who enjoyed Bad Blood and Dirty John.While leading a double life sounds like the stomping ground of psychopaths, moles, and covert agents with indeterminate dialects, plenty of people who appear 'normal' keep canyon-sized secrets from those in their immediate orbits. These untold stories lead to enormous surprises, often unpleasant ones. Duped is an investigation of compulsive liars - and how they fool their loved ones - drawing on Abby Ellin's personal experience.From the day Abby went on her first date with The Commander, she was caught up in a whirlwind. Within five months he'd proposed, and they'd moved in together. But there were red flags: strange stories of international espionage, involving Osama bin Laden and the Pentagon. Soon his stories began to unravel until she discovered, far later than she'd have liked, that he was a complete and utter fraud.When Ellin wrote about her experience in Psychology Today, the responses were unlike anything she'd experienced as a journalist. Legions of people wrote in with similar stories, of otherwise sharp-witted and self-aware people being taken in by ludicrous scams. Why was it so hard to spot these outlandish stories? Why were so many of the perpetrators male, and so many of the victims female? Was there something universal at play here?In Duped, New York Times journalist Abby Ellin explores the secret lives of compulsive liars, and the tragedy of those who trust them - who have experienced severe, prolonged betrayal - and the terrible impact on their sense of reality and their ability to trust ever again. Studying the art and science of lying, talking to victims who've had their worlds turned upside down, and writing with great openness about her own mistakes, she lays the phenomenon bare. Ellin offers us a shocking and intimate look not only at the damage that the duplicitous cause, but the painful reaction of a society that is all too quick to blame the believer.

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  • Travelling Light: Journeys Among Special People and Places

    Little, Brown Book Group Travelling Light: Journeys Among Special People and Places

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    A charming and beautifully written account of the pleasures of slow travel - for readers of Patrick Leigh Fermor, Colin Thubron and Eric Newby.'Lawrence Sterne once suggested that we travel for one of just three reasons: imbecility of mind, infirmity of body or inevitable necessity. One might add to Sterne's little list: envy, curiosity - or just too much bloody rain at home. Escape, in other words.' Campaigner, publisher and wanderer Alastair Sawday has spent his life travelling. En route he has unearthed a multitude of stories - stories of people ploughing their own furrows, of travellers' tales, stories from the 'front line' of his publishing , ruminations and reflections about places, people and ideas. In this deeply charming, erudite and spirited book, he shares his experiences and explores the value of travel.'The richer our imaginations, the richer our travel experience. We British do things one way and the Spaniards another; there are unlimited ways of doing everything. Kindness is found in unexpected places, as is eccentricity. Eccentrics are an endangered species and need as much protection as does the house sparrow.'Travelling Light is a gradual awakening to the fragility of everything we love through contemplative, consciously slow journeying. Every visit uncovers difference - from France profonde to the darker side of Sicily, and to the woodland, flora, fauna, views and silence of rural Britain. Alastair Sawday gives voice to those of us who have climbed no mountains, discovered no rivers, created no great institutions, powered no legislation, changed very little - but who yearn to understand the world and make sense of its infinite variety.

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  • Called to Account: How Corporate Bad Behaviour and Government Waste Combine to Cost us Millions.

    Little, Brown Book Group Called to Account: How Corporate Bad Behaviour and Government Waste Combine to Cost us Millions.

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    In a recent study of 61 hospitals, it was found that they bought 21 different types of A4 paper, 652 different kinds of surgical gloves and 1751 different cannulas.Police forces could cut the cost of their uniforms by over 30 per cent if they all bought the same one. But they disagree on how many pockets they need.Having committed to buy two new aircraft carriers, the MOD realised it didn't have the funds to buy them. The delayed delivery cost an additional £1.6 billion.We've spent £500 million on an abandoned project to centralise 999 calls, £3.5 billion on privatising the Work Programme, £700 million on implementing Universal Credit (used by 18,000 people), £20 billion on medical negligence claims, £70 billion (and counting) dealing with nuclear waste at Sellafield, and countless millions on IT investments in the BBC, the Home Office, the NHS . . .Waste is everywhere.Fighting against this waste is the Public Accounts Committee, which oversees some £700 billion of public spending every year. As its chair from 2010-15, Margaret Hodge knows the excesses of government bodies better than anyone. Conversational, witty, engaging and packed with anecdotes and insights about the biggest political figures of our time, Called to Account shines a light on some of the most fascinating - and alarming - issues that face Britain today.

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  • Cold Warriors: Writers Who Waged the Literary Cold War

    Little, Brown Book Group Cold Warriors: Writers Who Waged the Literary Cold War

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    'White handles hefty quantities of research effortlessly, combining multiple biographies with a broader overview of the period. His energetic, anecdote-laden prose will have you hooked all the way from Orwell to le Carré' Sunday Times, Books of the Year'Cold Warriors reads like a thriller . . . ambitious, intelligent, searching history' The TimesIn this age of 24-hour news coverage, where rallying cries are made on Twitter and wars are waged in cyberspace as much as on the ground, the idea of a novel as a weapon that can wield any power feels almost preposterous. The Cold War was a time when destruction was merely the press of a button away, but when the real battle between East and West was over the minds and hearts of their people. In this arena the pen really was mightier than the sword. This is a gripping, richly-populated history of spies and journalists, protest and propaganda, idealism and betrayal. And it is the story of how literature changed the course of the Cold War just as much as how Cold War would change the course of literature. Using hitherto classified security files and new archival research White explores the ways in which authors were harnessed by both East and West to impose maximum damage on the opposition; how writers played a pivotal role (sometimes consciously, often not) in the conflict; and how literature became something that was worth fighting and dying for. With a cast that includes George Orwell, Arthur Koestler, Graham Greene, Boris Pasternak, Andrei Sinyavsky, Mary McCarthy and John le Carré, and taking the reader from Spain to America to England and to Russia, this is narrative history at its most enthralling and most pertinent - pertinent because even if on the face of it there is a huge difference between 140 characters and 100,000 words, at the heart of both is the power of stories to change the fate of nations.

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  • Say No To Arthritis: How to prevent, relieve and resolve joint and muscle pain

    Little, Brown Book Group Say No To Arthritis: How to prevent, relieve and resolve joint and muscle pain

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    Contrary to popular belief it is possible to prevent arthritis or greatly reduce the pain and inflammation it causes - if you eat the right foods and supplement your diet with certain herbs and nutrients. In this fully revised and updated version of Patrick Holford's classic book on the subject, he shares the latest findings from scientific studies, showing that we can do much without resorting to medication, with its unwelcome side-effects.Comprehensive, practical and reassuring, Say No to Arthritis will enable you to devise an effective anti-arthritis action plan that's right for you. Written by one of the UK's leading nutritionists, features include:*The most effective natural painkillers *How certain fats can fight inflammation*Why food intolerances can be a factor*The best bone-building nutrients and appropriate supplementsAs well as being packed with information to help you understand arthritis and the many factors that influence it, you will also find an anti-arthritis diet and Patrick's top 30 anti-arthritis recipes.

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  • Something More: A Spiritual Misfit's Search for Meaning

    Little, Brown Book Group Something More: A Spiritual Misfit's Search for Meaning

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    Have you ever wondered if there might be something more to life?When Siobhan Curham decided to write a book about happiness there was only one small problem, which became a massive problem as soon as she sat down to write - she wasn't truly happy.Not wanting to be a fraud, Siobhan set out to discover the secret to true and lasting happiness. Her quest took her on an unexpected path deep into the heart of the world's spiritual traditions.Something More is a funny and moving account of Siobhan's journey, as she found religion - and promptly lost it again - then went on to develop her own spiritual 'pick and mix' of practises from Buddhist chanting, Irish yoga, Jewish philosophy and Reiki healing, to connecting with her inner goddess and finding her shamanic spirit animal (who, it turns out, was a large, black, talking horse).Full of brutally honest anecdotes and age-old wisdom, Something More is for anyone who has ever thought about exploring their spiritual side, and those who might feel disillusioned by organised religion but still crave that elusive 'something more'. After all, who wouldn't want to find inner peace and everlasting happiness?

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  • How to Work for Yourself

    Little, Brown Book Group How to Work for Yourself

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    Working for yourself can be an incredibly rewarding way of making a living, giving you more freedom, control, fun, satisfaction and even money, than you could have imagined. But if you have never done it before, it can be difficult to know where to start, how to get established and the pitfalls to look out for along the way. This book is a step-by-step guide, showing you how to do it in an effective, fulfilling and rewarding way. Drawing on Rachel Bridge's extensive experience and those of many others who already work for themselves, it contains practical advice and information, real-life examples and essential top tips to help you make a successful transition to working for yourself. You'll learn how to decide if this is the right path for you, how to get started, the key issues you need to think about and how to overcome obstacles and setbacks - not just from a practical point of view, but from a personal, financial and emotional perspective too.So whether you are currently in a salaried job and exploring the idea of going it alone, about to take your first step into the workplace after school or university, have just been made redundant or are already working for yourself, but need help and guidance on how to do it better, this is the book for you.

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  • Time: Your journey to a slower, richer, more fulfilling way of life

    Little, Brown Book Group Time: Your journey to a slower, richer, more fulfilling way of life

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    Time is the one thing that is shared by all of humanity, irrespective of wealth, health, race or credo; and one of the things that makes us individual is how we choose to spend it. It is one of the commodities over which we have most control, yet it is the asset we value the least. Isn't it time we took control over how we spend it, while we still can? Time will reward readers of lifestyle quests who seek a better, richer, slower, more fulfilling way of life. For anyone who has ever pondered the paradoxes of time and who is interested in looking at their world from a fresh perspective. Whether you want the encouragement to take time out on a life-scale or simply adjust your life to accommodate a timetable that suits you, this book will have plenty of inspiration, suggestions and tips to help you get the most out of your time.

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  • Mindfulness for All: The Wisdom to Transform the World

    Little, Brown Book Group Mindfulness for All: The Wisdom to Transform the World

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    More than twenty years ago, Jon Kabat-Zinn changed the way we thought about awareness in everyday life with his now-classic introduction to mindfulness, WHEREVER YOU GO, THERE YOU ARE. He followed that up with 2005's COMING TO OUR SENSES, the definitive book for our time on the connection between mindfulness and our well-being on every level, physical, cognitive, emotional, social, planetary, and spiritual.Now, COMING TO OUR SENSES is being repackaged into 4 smaller books, each focusing on a different aspect of mindfulness, and each with a new foreword written by the author. In the fourth of these books, MINDFULNESS FOR ALL (which was originally published as Part VII and Part VIII of COMING TO OUR SENSES), Kabat-Zinn focuses on how mindfulness really can be a tool to transform the world--explaining how democracy thrives in a mindful context, and why mindfulness is a vital tool for both personal and global understanding and action in these tumultuous times. By "coming to our senses"--both literally and metaphorically--we can become more compassionate, more embodied, more aware human beings, and in the process, contribute to the healing of the body politic as well as our own lives in ways both little and big.

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  • The Part-time Vegan: Easy, delicious vegan recipes to make your diet healthier

    Little, Brown Book Group The Part-time Vegan: Easy, delicious vegan recipes to make your diet healthier

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    Many people are intrigued by the current trend for veganism. This book is for all those who want to 'have a go' - whether it's simply to improve their diet or lighten the load on the planet - but who don't have the time or the inclination to follow a vegan diet full time. There are numerous glossy vegan cookbooks (and authors) extolling the benefits of everything from making nut milks to replicating the taste of cheese. This book is different. The recipes in The Part-time Vegan are straightforward, feature readily available ingredients and are, of course, delicious, because they are based on the best simple, natural flavours that nature has to offer. As well as providing recipes for midweek and weekend breakfasts, lunches and main meals, the book covers why being a part-time vegan is a great approach to health - when we balance vegan recipes with high-quality sources non-processed meat, fish and dairy. After all, variety is key to a healthy diet.

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  • Beating Napoleon: How Britain Faced Down Her Greatest Challenge

    Little, Brown Book Group Beating Napoleon: How Britain Faced Down Her Greatest Challenge

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    'If it had not been for you English, I should have been Emperor of the East; but wherever there is water to float a ship, we are sure to find you in our way.' Emperor NapoleonBut just thirty-five years earlier, Britain lacked any major continental allies, and was wracked by crises and corruption. Many thought that she would follow France into revolution. The British elite had no such troubling illusions: defeat was not a possibility. Since not all shared that certainty, the resumption of the conflict and its pursuit through years of Napoleonic dominance is a remarkable story of aristocratic confidence and assertion of national superiority. Winning these wars meant ruthless imperialist expansion, spiteful political combat, working under a mad king and forging the most united national effort since the days of the Armada. And it meant setting the foundations for the greatest empire the world has ever known.

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  • The King's City: London under Charles II: A city that transformed a nation – and created modern Britain

    Little, Brown Book Group The King's City: London under Charles II: A city that transformed a nation – and created modern Britain

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    'The cruelty and magnificence of Restoration London provides endless fascination . . . there's much to delight in this volume' The Times'Don Jordan's history captures the shifts [Charles II] engineered in trade and culture' NatureDuring the reign of Charles II, London was a city in flux. After years of civil war and political turmoil, England's capital became the centre for major advances in the sciences, the theatre, architecture, trade and ship-building that paved the way for the creation of the British Empire.At the heart of this activity was the King, whose return to power from exile in 1660 lit the fuse for an explosion in activity in all spheres of city life. London flourished, its wealth, vibrancy and success due to many figures famous today including Christopher Wren, Samuel Pepys and John Dryden - and others whom history has overlooked until now.Throughout the quarter-century Charles was on the throne, London suffered several serious reverses: the plague in 1665 and the Great Fire in 1666, and severe defeat in the Second Anglo-Dutch War, which brought about notable economic decline. But thanks to the genius and resilience of the people of London, and the occasionally wavering stewardship of the King, the city rose from the ashes to become the economic capital of Europe.The King's City tells the gripping story of a city that defined a nation and birthed modern Britain - and how the vision of great individuals helped to build the richly diverse place we know today.

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