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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

Synopsis:

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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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781785413001

Published:

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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Soft Cover

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General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781444825077

Published:

01-08-2015

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Blue Skies & Black Olives

Author:

John Humphrys & Christopher Humphrys

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It was a moment of mad impulse when John Humphrys decided to buy a semi-derelict cottage and a building site on land overlooking the Aegean. After all, his son, Christopher, already raising his family there, would help build John's dream villa. What could go wrong...? Everything - from a colony of rats in the cottage, to the peacock taking over his lemon grove. Neighbours proved trickier, one barricaded him in, another set fire to John's fishing boat. And, if you've ever struggled with builders - read this and be grateful. John grew to love and lament the country and its people. And Christopher learned more about John. Here father and son tell a revealing and hilarious story about a country that intrigues and infuriates in equal measure.

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Hard Cover

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General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781444805413

Published:

01-02-2011

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Glorious Grandparenting

Author:

Gloria Hunniford

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Grandparenting is not what it used to be, but as the grandmother to ten wonderful grandchildren, Gloria Hunniford knows about keeping up with them. In GLORIOUS GRANDPARENTING she shares her ideas on what to do when the grandchildren come to stay, and how to keep pace with them as they grow older. For many grandparents these days, life isn't always easy. In this book Gloria speaks to those who feel 'taken for granted' as a childminder, have conflicting views on childcare or, sadly, have become separated from their grandchildren. She looks at the controversial lack of legal rights for grandparents and offers advice and guidance on handling these emotive issues.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781444808322

Published:

01-10-2011

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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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Hard Cover

Genre:

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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Rejection Proof

Author:

Jia Jiang

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Maybe you avoid situations where you might be rejected - applying for that dream job, requesting that pay rise, or asking that person on a date. Jia Jang had allowed his fear of rejection to rule his life. But he decided to take radical action, spending 100 days deliberately seeking out scenarios where he would likely be rejected - from ordering donuts interlinked and iced like the Olympic rings, to asking to pilot a light aircraft. And something remarkable happened: Jia not only learned how to cope with rejection, but also discovered that even the most outrageous request may be granted - if you ask in the right way...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781444830101

Published:

01-10-2016

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This Is Going To Hurt

Author:

Adam Kay

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Welcome to ninety-seven-hour weeks. Welcome to life-and-death decisions. Welcome to a constant tsunami of bodily fluids. Welcome to earning less than the hospital parking meter. Wave goodbye to your friends and relationships... Welcome to the life of a junior doctor. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay's diaries provide a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking by turns, this is everything you wanted to know - and more than a few things you didn't - about life on and off the hospital ward. And yes, it may leave a scar.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781785415081

Published:

01-04-2018

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This Is Going To Hurt

Author:

Adam Kay

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Welcome to ninety-seven-hour weeks. Welcome to life-and-death decisions. Welcome to a constant tsunami of bodily fluids. Welcome to earning less than the hospital parking meter. Wave goodbye to your friends and relationships... Welcome to the life of a junior doctor. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay's diaries provide a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking by turns, this is everything you wanted to know - and more than a few things you didn't - about life on and off the hospital ward. And yes, it may leave a scar.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781785415142

Published:

01-04-2019

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Pirates

Author:

Ross Kemp

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Pirates have been around as long as people have sailed the oceans as trade routes, inspiring many a novelist. But, unlike the cutlass-wielding corsair found in TREASURE ISLAND, the pirates Ross searches for in the seas of Somalia, Indonesia and Nigeria are armed with AK-47 assault rifles and RPG-7 rocket launchers. These ruthless pirates race to their targets in speedboats, boarding and capturing vessels in a flash. The problem is worsening, as the pirates seek new hunting grounds. Kemp puts himself in harm's way to find out how much of a force they are to be reckoned with.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781444805208

Published:

01-01-2011

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Confessions Of A Wedding Planner

Author:

Tamryn Kirby

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Tamryn Kirby was one of the UK's leading wedding planners, responsible for the most important day of a woman's life. In CONFESSIONS OF A WEDDING PLANNER Tamryn tells us the funny, sad and sometimes shocking truth about what goes on in pursuit of the perfect day. She's seen it all: The terminally ill bride who defied the odds and walked down the aisle; the mother-in-law who turned up in her own version of the bridal gown; the celebrity who spent her big day planning the 'divorce party', and the groom who called off the wedding as he was taking his vows...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781444807165

Published:

01-06-2011

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