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An Officer And A Gentlewoman

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Heloise Goodley

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When Heloise Goodley ditched her City job and decided to attend officer training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, she had no prior military experience. On her arrival she was a complete novice: she'd never fired a rifle; she couldn't march; she couldn't make her bed; she couldn't even shine her shoes. AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEWOMAN charts Goodley's absorbing journey through Sandhurst and on to Afghanistan, and gives an insight into the array of bizarre military behaviours and customs at this esoteric and hidden institution. With wit and sensitivity, Goodley details her experiences as a cadet and the painful transition from civilian to soldier. Moreover, she rejects lazy preconceptions and sheds new light on what has hitherto been a bastion of maleness - the British Army.

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General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781444822359

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01-01-2015

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Notes On A Nervous Planet

Author:

Matt Haig

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The world is messing with our minds. Rates of stress and anxiety are rising. A fast, nervous planet is creating fast and nervous lives. We are more connected, yet feel more alone. How can we stay sane on a planet that makes us mad? How do we stay human in a technological world? How do we feel happy when we are encouraged to be anxious? After experiencing years of anxiety and panic attacks, these questions became urgent matters of life and death for Matt Haig. And he began to look for the link between what he felt and the world around him. Notes On A Nervous Planet is a personal and vital look at how to feel happy, human and whole in the twenty-first century.

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General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781785416590

Published:

01-02-2019

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Notes On A Nervous Planet

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Matt Haig

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General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781785416651

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01-02-2020

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Marriages Are Made In Bond Street

Author:

Penrose Halson

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In the spring of 1939, with the Second World War looming, two determined twenty-four-year-olds, Heather Jenner and Mary Oliver, decided to open a marriage bureau. They found a tiny office on London's Bond Street and set about the delicate business of match-making. Drawing on the bureau's extensive archives, Penrose Halson - who, many years ago, found herself the proprietor of the bureau - tells both its story, and those of its clients. We meet a remarkable cross-section of British society in the 1940s: gents with a 'merry twinkle', potential fifth-columnists, nervous spinsters, sailors seeking 'a nice quiet affekshunate girl', and young women resembling Greta Garbo or Vivien Leigh, all desperately longing to find The One. And, thanks to Heather and Mary, they almost always did just that.

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General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781444832105

Published:

01-04-2017

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Pigs Might Fly

Author:

Neil Hanson

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Neil Hanson recounts life as the landlord of the highest and loneliest inn in Britain. After five years away, the naive, impulsive young couple who ran The Inn at the Top in the late 1970s return as its new owners. Their hearts are in the right place, but nothing else is. Yet stumbling from one crisis to another, they somehow transform the inn from a decrepit, local curiosity into a thriving, nationally-famous inn. Full of warmth and humour, the beauty of the Dales countryside and the quirky characters who inhabit it, this is an unforgettable, laugh-a-minute portrait of a unique place and way of life in a now-vanished era.

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General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9780750543057

Published:

01-01-2017

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The Inn At The Top

Author:

Neil Hanson

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The delightful tale of a young couple who in the late 1970s, on impulse became the new landlords of the most remote, bleak and lonely pub - The Tan Hill Inn - located in the bleak landscape of the Yorkshire Dales. They had no experience of the licensed trade or running a pub, no knowledge of farming and a complete inability to understand the dialect of the sheep farmers who were the local customers. Eager, well-meaning, but in their own heads, our two heroes embark on a disaster-strewn career that somehow also turned into a lifelong love affair with the Dales.

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General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9780750538954

Published:

01-04-2014

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Solitude

Author:

Michael Harris

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Solitude is a rapidly vanishing experience. Our society now embraces sharing like never before: time alone is being forced out of our lives by the constant pings of smartphones and prods of social media. But what if being alone still has something to offer us - something we have forgotten, but still desperately need? Michael Harris reflects on the paradoxical feeling of isolation that emerges from being constantly connected - and on how learning the beauty of solitude can help us escape it. After all, it is when we are alone that we realise the greatest truths about ourselves...

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General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781444835137

Published:

01-12-2017

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One Wild Song

Author:

Paul Heiney

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BY THE AGE OF TWENTY-ONE, MY SON HAD SAILED ABOARD A TALL SHIP ACROSS THE ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC OCEANS. AT THE AGE OF TWENTY-TWO HE WROTE A POEM WHICH, ONCE HEARD, CAN NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. AT THE AGE OF TWENTY-THREE, HE TOOK HIS OWN LIFE. THIS IS WHAT I DID NEXT... Cape Horn is renowned as one of the most remote and bleak parts of the world: the sailor's Everest. Paul Heiney set off from England - alone - to rediscover his son's voice through the medium of sailing, which Nicholas loved, and through the poignant poem that was his son's legacy. This is a story of adventurous seafaring, and of a man coming to terms with the greatest loss imaginable.

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General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781785412943

Published:

01-12-2016

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One Wild Song

Author:

Paul Heiney

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BY THE AGE OF TWENTY-ONE, MY SON HAD SAILED ABOARD A TALL SHIP ACROSS THE ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC OCEANS. AT THE AGE OF TWENTY-TWO HE WROTE A POEM WHICH, ONCE HEARD, CAN NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. AT THE AGE OF TWENTY-THREE, HE TOOK HIS OWN LIFE. THIS IS WHAT I DID NEXT... Cape Horn is renowned as one of the most remote and bleak parts of the world: the sailor's Everest. Paul Heiney set off from England - alone - to rediscover his son's voice through the medium of sailing, which Nicholas loved, and through the poignant poem that was his son's legacy. This is a story of adventurous seafaring, and of a man coming to terms with the greatest loss imaginable.

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General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781785413001

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01-12-2017

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The Bookshop That Floated Away

Author:

Sarah Henshaw

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One day, a very strange business plan landed on the desk of a pinstriped bank manager. It included pictures of Cleopatra's barge and Ratty and Mole in their rowing boat - and petitioned for a loan to purchase a narrowboat plus a small hoard of books. Unsurprisingly, the application was rejected: undaunted, Sarah still succeeded in realising her dream of creating a floating bookshop. Captaining The Book Barge on a six-month tour of Britain's waterways, she is thrown into the deep end of waterborne literature retail: learning the intricacies of lock operation; bartering paperbacks for accommodation, bathroom facilities and cake; and rescuing stranded pigeons named Nelson...

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General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781444825077

Published:

01-08-2015

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Ten Trees And A Truffle Dog

Author:

Jamie Ivey

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The plot of land was perfect, affordable and came with a plantation of truffle oaks. Having exchanged London life for Provence, started a wine business and a family, here was a chance for Jamie and his wife to realise the final part of their dream. All they needed now was to build a house - and train a dog. But would they survive the secretive world of truffle hunters?

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General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9780750537544

Published:

01-05-2013

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Latte Or Cappuccino?

Author:

Hilly Janes

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Red wine or gin-and-tonic? Baguette or wrap? Every day we are faced with hundreds of lifestyle choices that impact on our health. These dilemmas might seem small, but choosing the healthier option can make a big difference to your overall wellbeing. Award-winning health writer Hilly Janes examines these daily decisions - from what to eat for breakfast to how to deal with a heavy workload - and advises which is the healthier option to choose. No longer will you dither over your dinner menu or wonder whether to walk or cycle. This clever book takes the hassle out of good living and the stress out of the small stuff.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781444817157

Published:

01-10-2013

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