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My Vision: Challenges in the Race for Excellence is a unique book in which His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, examines aspects of the UAE's development experience. This young country is making every effort to achieve excellence ...
My Vision: Challenges in the Race for Excellence

My Vision: Challenges in the Race for Excellence is a unique book in which His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, examines aspects of the UAE's development experience. This young country is making every effort to achieve excellence and upgrade its status from a regional economic centre into an international hub. It is striving to excel in services, tourism, the knowledge economy and creative human resources in order to reach its ambitious development goals.

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18.38 USD

My Vision: Challenges in the Race for Excellence

by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
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THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER What do you do when a girlfriend's 60th birthday party is the same day as your boyfriend's 30th? Is it wrong to lie about your age when online dating? Is it morally wrong to have a blow-dry when one of your children has head lice? Does ...
Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy
THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER What do you do when a girlfriend's 60th birthday party is the same day as your boyfriend's 30th? Is it wrong to lie about your age when online dating? Is it morally wrong to have a blow-dry when one of your children has head lice? Does the Dalai Lama actually tweet or is it his assistant? Is technology now the fifth element? Or is that wood? Is sleeping with someone after 2 dates and 6 weeks of texting the same as getting married after 2 meetings and 6 months of letter writing in Jane Austen's day? Pondering these, and other modern dilemmas, Bridget Jones stumbles through the challenges of single-motherhood, tweeting, texting and redisovering her sexuality in what SOME people rudely and outdatedly call 'middle age'. The long-awaited return of a much-loved character, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy is timely, tender, touching, witty, wise and bloody hilarious.
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11.81 USD

Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy

by Helen Fielding
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*Formerly published as LITTLE LIES* Liane Moriarty, million copy selling author of The Husband's Secret brings us another addictive story of secrets and scandal. It was always going to end in tears, but how did it end in murder? Single mum Jane has just moved to town. She's got her ...
Big Little Lies
*Formerly published as LITTLE LIES* Liane Moriarty, million copy selling author of The Husband's Secret brings us another addictive story of secrets and scandal. It was always going to end in tears, but how did it end in murder? Single mum Jane has just moved to town. She's got her little boy in tow - plus the secret she's been carrying for five years. On the first day of the school run she meets Madeline - a force to be reckoned with, who remembers everything and forgives no one - and Celeste, the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare, but is inexplicably ill at ease. They both take Jane under their wing - while careful to keep their own secrets under wraps. But a minor incident involving the children of all three women rapidly escalates: playground whispers become spiteful rumours until no one can tell the truth from the lies. Which is when the secrets come out - and now someone is going to pay with their life . . . Praise for Big Little Lies: 'Absolutely brilliant, even better than The Husband's Secret. Loved it. Liane Moriarty has that rare Anne Tyler thing of being able to make fun of people while clearly having compassion for them.' Louise Candlish, Sunday Times bestselling author of Since I Don't Have You 'The author of last year's bestseller, The Husband's Secret, is back with another sure-fire hit. Unputdownable'The Sun on Sunday 'It's not often that a book about murder mingled with domestic and sexual violence has you howling with laughter, but Moriarty pulls it off here ... Her ironic turn of phrases infuses even poignant moments with humour. Blending romance, comedy and mystery, this is a wonderful book - full of brains, guts and heart' The Sunday Mirror ' It's easy to get stuck into this book, thanks to neat plotting that keeps you guessing. Just dive right in because this book slips down as easily as a strawberry souffle' Irish Independent 'A brilliantly plotted story with characters to care for who kept me reading, utterly gripped' Woman and Home Magazine' 'Here at Company HQ we're all obsessed with Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. This juicy seaside-town murder mystery will be one of the biggest books this autumn' Company Magazine 'This fantastically written story, with its little clues casually dropped in along the way, will keep you guessing until the very end ... Another compelling, funny and thought-provoking winner from Liane Moriarty. Do whatever you can to get your hands on a copy - it's brilliant' Heat Magazine 'Take this page-turner on holiday with you - you won't be able to put it down!' Closer Magazine 'A twisted thriller' Now Magazine 'Another riveting thriller. Tackling difficult subjects with intelligence and humanity' Hello Magazine 'A compelling summer read not to be missed' OK Magazine 'This addictive new thriller from bestselling author Liane Moriarty weaves three stories together to a shocking and unpredictable climax' Take A Break Magazine
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11.81 USD

Big Little Lies

by Liane Moriarty
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WINNER OF RICHARD AND JUDY AUTUMN BOOK CLUB 2017 - 'One of the most charming novels either of us has read. Don't lose it. Keep it' Richard & Judy* *The perfect holiday read, recommended by thousands of readers* *One of the Mail on Sunday's 'Best books for the beach this ...
The Keeper of Lost Things: winner of the Richard & Judy Readers' Award and Sunday Times bestseller
WINNER OF RICHARD AND JUDY AUTUMN BOOK CLUB 2017 - 'One of the most charming novels either of us has read. Don't lose it. Keep it' Richard & Judy* *The perfect holiday read, recommended by thousands of readers* *One of the Mail on Sunday's 'Best books for the beach this summer'* Meet the 'Keeper of Lost Things'... Once a celebrated author of short stories now in his twilight years, Anthony Peardew has spent half his life collecting lost objects, trying to atone for a promise broken many years before. Realising he is running out of time, he leaves his house and all its lost treasures to his assistant Laura, the one person he can trust to fulfil his legacy and reunite the thousands of objects with their rightful owners. But the final wishes of the 'Keeper of Lost Things' have unforeseen repercussions which trigger a most serendipitous series of encounters... 'The first book I read in 2017 - and if another as good comes along in the next 12 months, I'll eat my special gold reviewing spectacles' Daily Mail And if you loved The Keeper of Lost Things, don't miss Ruth Hogan's new novel Queenie Malone's Paradise Hotel, which is out now.
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14.18 USD

The Keeper of Lost Things: winner of the Richard & Judy Readers' Award and Sunday Times bestseller

by Ruth Hogan
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The heartrending tale of a man on the verge of losing both his livelihood and his relationship with his only son. From a writer who's been praised for her 'intelligence, heart, wit' (Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls): The Ice House follows the beleaguered MacKinnons as they weather ...
The Ice House
The heartrending tale of a man on the verge of losing both his livelihood and his relationship with his only son. From a writer who's been praised for her 'intelligence, heart, wit' (Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls): The Ice House follows the beleaguered MacKinnons as they weather the possible loss of the family business, a serious medical diagnosis and the slings and arrows of familial discord. Johnny MacKinnon is on the verge of losing it all. The ice factory he's run for decades is facing devastating fines following an accident and may have to close. He hasn't spoken to his son since Corran's heroin addiction finally drove Johnny to breaking point. And now, after a collapse on the factory floor, it appears Johnny may have a brain tumour. Johnny's been ordered to take it easy, but in some ways, he thinks, what's left to lose? Witty and heartbreaking, The Ice House is a vibrant portrait of multifaceted, exquisitely human characters that readers will not soon forget.
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15.34 USD

The Ice House

by Laura Lee Smith
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The million copy bestselling author of Faking Friends and My Sweet Revenge is back! 'Brilliant, with completely unexpected twists and the ending made me cry. I really enjoyed it!' Gill Sims, bestselling author of Why Mummy Drinks _____________ Best friends Holly and Roz tell each other everything. So when Holly ...
Tell Me a Secret: 'Brilliant, with completely unexpected twists' Gill Sims, author of Why Mummy Drinks
The million copy bestselling author of Faking Friends and My Sweet Revenge is back! 'Brilliant, with completely unexpected twists and the ending made me cry. I really enjoyed it!' Gill Sims, bestselling author of Why Mummy Drinks _____________ Best friends Holly and Roz tell each other everything. So when Holly gets a shot at her dream job after putting everything on hold to raise her daughter, she assumes Roz will be waiting to pop the champagne. But is she just imagining things or is Roz not quite as happy as she should be? And now she thinks about it, a few things don't quite add up... Perhaps it was a mistake to tell Roz all her secrets. Because it takes two to tango. But only one to start a war... 'She's the queen of the revenge novel and Jane Fallon's done it again. Dramatic and engaging from the start, this is the perfect winter read. You won't want to put it down' Heat 'Another winner from Jane Fallon' Hello! 'Fallon's compelling, edgy, beautifully written narratives paint vivid portraits of likeable, flawed protagonists placed in tricky emotional situations. Watching them as they navigate their way out of these is always a joy. This latest is no different' Daily Mail 'Fallon's best yet. Full of laugh-out-loud wit and mischief and some truly magical moments' Milly Johnson 'This witty and waspish tale of workplace rivalries is a deliciously devious one' Sunday Mirror
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12.60 USD

Tell Me a Secret: 'Brilliant, with completely unexpected twists' Gill Sims, author of Why Mummy Drinks

by Jane Fallon
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A story of glamour and tragedy in everyday life, of shady deals and underhand motives, set against the unique backdrop of 1956 America. Late summer, 1956. Nick Carter, an impressionable young man, leaves South London and travels to Excelsior in beautiful Minnesota for a family wedding. It's only two weeks. ...
The Cream Packard
A story of glamour and tragedy in everyday life, of shady deals and underhand motives, set against the unique backdrop of 1956 America. Late summer, 1956. Nick Carter, an impressionable young man, leaves South London and travels to Excelsior in beautiful Minnesota for a family wedding. It's only two weeks. How much can a man change? A collection of viewpoints all centring in one fabulous place, The Cream Packard is a rounded tale of scandal and manipulation in the golden era of fifties America. When Nick arrives, he is quickly enchanted by his famous cousin, Hollywood actress Elaine Mason, owner of a rare Packard. She soon manoeuvres him into resolving her financial problems following a shady Florida investment gone sour. Elsewhere, ambitious to his bones, Warren Clarke `disposes' of his first wife and remarries, but continues an affair with Britt Lizzel, a psychiatrist treating Elaine Mason's sister.His ambitions are thwarted after the sudden death of said patient, Caroline Mason, and an attempt to pin the death on him. Two reporters, Johnson and Hogarth, are tasked with investigating Elaine Mason, the mysterious disappearance of Mary Clarke, and everything else that follows on its heels. Events escalate, and Carla Santiago, engaged in the illegal importation of narcotics, takes revenge after the sudden death of her sister. At the centre is the Cream Packard: backup, cohort and witness to two weeks of murky motives, death and scandal. Informative, with a good dosage of humour and wit, The Cream Packard invites the reader along on one exciting ride.
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13.64 USD

The Cream Packard

by James Avis
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The deliciously witty, irresistibly indulgent novel from the top ten Sunday Times-bestselling author of Not Quite Nice follows the exploits of two women on board an Atlantic cruise ship Suzy Marshall and Amanda Herbert have both found themselves on a transatlantic cruiser by accident: struggling actress Suzy has had her ...
Sail Away
The deliciously witty, irresistibly indulgent novel from the top ten Sunday Times-bestselling author of Not Quite Nice follows the exploits of two women on board an Atlantic cruise ship Suzy Marshall and Amanda Herbert have both found themselves on a transatlantic cruiser by accident: struggling actress Suzy has had her play abruptly cancelled under rather suspicious circumstances; and Amanda's found herself homeless in rainy Clapham after her flat purchase falls through. But the ship has barely left the harbor before Suzy and Amanda realize that there's something very strange afoot indeed. Neither can predict the strange characters and dodgy dealings they will encounter - nor the unexpected rewards to reaped at high sea.
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13.64 USD

Sail Away

by Celia Imrie
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Raising the literary bar to a new level, Jerome Charyn re-creates the voice of Theodore Roosevelt, the New York City police commissioner, Rough Rider, and soon- to-be twenty-sixth president through his derring-do adventures, effortlessly combining superhero dialogue with haunting pathos. Beginning with his sickly childhood and concluding with McKinley's assassination, ...
The Perilous Adventures of the Cowboy King: A Novel of Teddy Roosevelt and His Times
Raising the literary bar to a new level, Jerome Charyn re-creates the voice of Theodore Roosevelt, the New York City police commissioner, Rough Rider, and soon- to-be twenty-sixth president through his derring-do adventures, effortlessly combining superhero dialogue with haunting pathos. Beginning with his sickly childhood and concluding with McKinley's assassination, the novel positions Roosevelt as a perfect bull in a china shop, a fearless crime fighter and pioneering environmentalist who would grow up to be our greatest peacetime president. With an operatic cast, including Bamie, his handicapped older sister; Eleanor, his gawky little niece; as well as the devoted Rough Riders, the novel memorably features the lovable mountain lion Josephine, who helped train Roosevelt for his crowded hour, the charge up San Juan Hill. Lauded by Jonathan Lethem for his polymorphous imagination and crack comic timing, Charyn has created a classic of historical fiction, confirming his place as one of the most important writers in American literature (Michael Chabon).
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28.300000 USD

The Perilous Adventures of the Cowboy King: A Novel of Teddy Roosevelt and His Times

by Jerome Charyn
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'A clever multiple-narrative account of teenage kicks and sectarian strife in early 80s Northern Ireland . . . this debut marks out Quigley as a writer of compassion and humour' Guardian The end of the school year is approaching, and siblings Paddy and Liz McLaughlin, Christy Meehan, Kevin Thompson and ...
Music Love Drugs War
'A clever multiple-narrative account of teenage kicks and sectarian strife in early 80s Northern Ireland . . . this debut marks out Quigley as a writer of compassion and humour' Guardian The end of the school year is approaching, and siblings Paddy and Liz McLaughlin, Christy Meehan, Kevin Thompson and their friends will soon have to decide what they're going to do with the rest of their lives. But it's hard to focus when there's the allure of their favourite hangout place, the dingy 'Cave', where they go to drink and flirt and smoke. Most days, Christy, Paddy and Kevin lie around listening to Dexys and Joy Division. Through a fog of marijuana, beer and budding romance, the future is distant and unreal. But this is Derry in 1981, and they can't ignore the turmoil of the outside world. A friend is killed, and Christy and Paddy, stunned out of their stupor, take matters into their own hands. Some choices are irreversible, and choosing to fight will take hold of their lives in ways they never imagined. With humour and compassion, Geraldine Quigley reveals the sometimes slippery reasons behind the decisions we make, and the unexpected and intractable ways they shape our lives. 'A novel that is warm but also unsettling and exhilarating. That's some feat' Roddy Doyle 'A poignant and powerful coming-of-age story' Sunday Mirror
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22.17 USD

Music Love Drugs War

by Geraldine Quigley
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'Perfect for fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine' Hello! `Extremely charming' Marian Keyes Baked, mashed, boiled or fried, Mr Doubler knows his potatoes. But the same can't be said for people. Since he lost his wife, he's been on his own at Mirth Farm - and that suits Doubler ...
Mr Doubler Begins Again
'Perfect for fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine' Hello! `Extremely charming' Marian Keyes Baked, mashed, boiled or fried, Mr Doubler knows his potatoes. But the same can't be said for people. Since he lost his wife, he's been on his own at Mirth Farm - and that suits Doubler just fine. Crowds are for other people; the only company he needs are his potato plants and his housekeeper, Mrs Millwood, who visits every day. So when Mrs Millwood is taken ill, it ruins everything - and Mr Doubler begins to worry that he might have lost his way. But could the kindness of strangers be enough to bring him down from the hill? Mr Doubler Begins Again is a nostalgic celebration of food, friendship, kindness, and second chances, perfect for fans of Rachel Joyce and Joanna Cannon.
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22.17 USD

Mr Doubler Begins Again

by Seni Glaister
Hardback
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One of Stylist's must-read books of 2018 'Original and charming, joyous and funny.' Tessa Hadley '...[this] debut novel sweeps us away to the world of Ursula Flight, wannabe actress and playwright in 17th-century Britain. Ursula is a spirited and funny protagonist.' Sarah Shaffi, Stylist 'ON THE 15TH DAY OF DECEMBER ...
The Illumination of Ursula Flight
One of Stylist's must-read books of 2018 'Original and charming, joyous and funny.' Tessa Hadley '...[this] debut novel sweeps us away to the world of Ursula Flight, wannabe actress and playwright in 17th-century Britain. Ursula is a spirited and funny protagonist.' Sarah Shaffi, Stylist 'ON THE 15TH DAY OF DECEMBER IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1664, A GREAT LIGHT BLOOMED IN THE DARK SKY...' Born on the night of a bad-luck comet, Ursula Flight has a difficult destiny written in the stars. Growing up with her family in the country, she is educated by a forward-thinking father who enables her to discover a love of reading, writing and astrology. Ursula dreams of becoming a famous playwright, but is devastated to learn she must instead fulfil her family's expectations and marry. Trapped and lost, Ursula plots her escape - but her freedom will come at a price. As Ursula's dangerous desires play out, both on and off the stage, she's flung into a giddy world of actors, aristocrats and artistic endeavours which will change her life irrevocably. A gutsy coming-of-age story about a spirited young woman struggling to lead a creative life, this uplifting tale vividly evokes the glittering world of Restoration-era theatre. For anyone who has ever tried to succeed against the odds, The Illumination of Ursula Flight is an inspiring journey of love and loss, heartbreak and all-consuming passion. This is a debut pulsating with life for readers of Jessie Burton, Sarah Waters and Sarah Perry.
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15.34 USD

The Illumination of Ursula Flight

by Anna-Marie Crowhurst
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`The perfect way to lose yourself' Debbie Johnson, bestselling author of the Comfort Food Cafe series Meet Phoebe, who's 28, and Laney, Dot and Maggie, who are 68, 78, and none of your business. Together they'll prove that age doesn't matter when it comes to friendship, belonging and an unquenchable ...
The Not So Perfect Plan to Save Friendship House: A heartwarming,uplifting comedy about friendship, community and love
`The perfect way to lose yourself' Debbie Johnson, bestselling author of the Comfort Food Cafe series Meet Phoebe, who's 28, and Laney, Dot and Maggie, who are 68, 78, and none of your business. Together they'll prove that age doesn't matter when it comes to friendship, belonging and an unquenchable zest for life. A hilarious, uplifting novel about the ties of community, the strength of love and how nobody is truly ordinary. When Framlingham's famously all-female senior living home goes co-ed, a war between the sexes is declared. Stuck in the middle, chef Phoebe Stockton is desperate to help her friends plot to keep the community that means so much to them. It's become her life raft, too. She finds comfort in her beloved career that might finally make her parents proud. But Phoebe's darling Nick is lining up on the other side of the battle, and their relationship is suffering collateral damage. The stakes couldn't be higher. If the home's owner can't improve business by moving the men in, he'll have to evict everyone. The women aren't about to let that happen.
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15.34 USD

The Not So Perfect Plan to Save Friendship House: A heartwarming,uplifting comedy about friendship, community and love

by Michele Gorman, Lilly Bartlett
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'A gift of both books this Christmas will see the recipient barely stir from reading for days' - Sunday Independent (Ireland) 'There aren't enough words for how much I love it' Marian Keyes _______________ Meet Aisling. She's a small-town girl who dreams of the big city. She has a heart ...
Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling
'A gift of both books this Christmas will see the recipient barely stir from reading for days' - Sunday Independent (Ireland) 'There aren't enough words for how much I love it' Marian Keyes _______________ Meet Aisling. She's a small-town girl who dreams of the big city. She has a heart of gold and an iron belief in the power of control tights. She has a steady job and a loyal boyfriend (though he hasn't put a ring on it even after seven years). Then one disastrous romantic getaway convinces Aisling to leave him behind and head for the bright lights. But with glamorous new flatmates, a scandal at work and a weird love square, Aisling has no idea what's about to hit her. _______________ 'Will have you laughing your socks off' Fabulous 'Sweet, funny, moving, perfect' The Pool 'You'll laugh, you'll cry . . . an utter ray of sunshine' Red 'Comparisons with Bridget Jones are spot on' Independent *** Can't get enough of Aisling? Then why not read the hilarious follow-up to this smash-hit romantic comedy - The Importance of Being Aisling is out now! ***
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13.64 USD

Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling

by Sarah Breen, Emer McLysaght
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As the host of Radio Free Vermont - 'underground, underpowered, and underfoot' - seventy-two-year-old Vern Barclay is currently broadcasting from an 'undisclosed and double-secret location.' With the help of a young computer prodigy named Perry Alterson, Vern uses his radio show to advocate for a simple yet radical idea: an ...
Radio Free Vermont: A Fable of Resistance
As the host of Radio Free Vermont - 'underground, underpowered, and underfoot' - seventy-two-year-old Vern Barclay is currently broadcasting from an 'undisclosed and double-secret location.' With the help of a young computer prodigy named Perry Alterson, Vern uses his radio show to advocate for a simple yet radical idea: an independent Vermont, one where the state secedes from the United States and operates under a free local economy. But for now, he and his radio show must remain untraceable, because in addition to being a lifelong Vermonter and concerned citizen, Vern Barclay is also a fugitive from the law...
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22.17 USD

Radio Free Vermont: A Fable of Resistance

by Bill McKibben
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Life's always better with a little bit of sparkle. Poppy and Ben have been best friends for ever and now they're embarking on a new adventure together - opening a joint unicorn gift shop and cafe. Ben has one rule; no unicorn paraphernalia is to cross into his tea shop. ...
The Little Unicorn Gift Shop
Life's always better with a little bit of sparkle. Poppy and Ben have been best friends for ever and now they're embarking on a new adventure together - opening a joint unicorn gift shop and cafe. Ben has one rule; no unicorn paraphernalia is to cross into his tea shop. But Poppy has other ideas... As she sneakily begins adding glitter and sparkle to Ben's upmarket tea shop Ben But now, with a business to run, it may just come between them. Readers love Kellie Hailes: `a feel-good read powered by the magic of unicorns' `'The Little Unicorn Gift Shop' is the perfect antidote to a rainy day.' `I cannot recommend this book enough, I want to read it all over again - utterly divine!' `a delightful, warm, tender and fun contemporary novel' `a heart-warming read'
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20.46 USD

The Little Unicorn Gift Shop

by Kellie Hailes
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Make every day funny with the riotous journal companion to Gill Sims' smash hit Sunday Times bestseller Why Mummy Drinks. You're the proud owner of a journal called Why Mummy Drinks, so you almost certainly have no time at all for meditation, mindfulness or self-care (either the self-help sort or ...
Why Mummy Drinks: The Journal: The Sunday Times Number One Bestselling Author
Make every day funny with the riotous journal companion to Gill Sims' smash hit Sunday Times bestseller Why Mummy Drinks. You're the proud owner of a journal called Why Mummy Drinks, so you almost certainly have no time at all for meditation, mindfulness or self-care (either the self-help sort or the euphemistic sort). This journal isn't about promising to make you a better person, or a happier one, or a thinner one or even a wiser one, because there's nothing wrong with the person you are. What it will do, is give you somewhere you can record your memories for the year. Or you can just skip straight to the drink recommendations at the end of each month. Totally up to you. Tired of the daily school drop off struggle? Needing a cold glass of pinot after parents' evening? Mummy knows exactly how you're feeling. Recount and reflect on the ups and downs, the joys and the trials of motherhood with this honest and laugh-out-loud journal companion. Featuring charming illustrations and creative prompts, as well as Mummy's hilarious reflections throughout the year, this journal is the perfect gift for Mums everywhere.
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17.05 USD

Why Mummy Drinks: The Journal: The Sunday Times Number One Bestselling Author

by Gill Sims
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When a famous, though slightly over-the-hill, actor comes to town to play the starring role of Scrooge, no one expects that he's bringing a lot of baggage and enemies with him. Like Andrews' previous Christmas books Six Geese a-Slaying, Duck the Halls, and The Nightingale Before Christmas, How the Finch ...
How the Finch Stole Christmas!: A Meg Langslow Mystery
When a famous, though slightly over-the-hill, actor comes to town to play the starring role of Scrooge, no one expects that he's bringing a lot of baggage and enemies with him. Like Andrews' previous Christmas books Six Geese a-Slaying, Duck the Halls, and The Nightingale Before Christmas, How the Finch Stole Christmas! is guaranteed to put the 'ho ho hos' into the holidays of cozy lovers everywhere with its gut-bustingly funny mystery.
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8.390000 USD

How the Finch Stole Christmas!: A Meg Langslow Mystery

by Donna Andrews
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Kay Powell, theatrical agent to non-human animals, is babysitting - that is, birdsitting - her client, a parrot named Barney, on the set of his new TV show, Dead City. When the show's charismatic star is shot in his trailer between scenes, the only eyewitness to the crime is - ...
Bird, Bath, and Beyond: An Agent to the Paws Mystery
Kay Powell, theatrical agent to non-human animals, is babysitting - that is, birdsitting - her client, a parrot named Barney, on the set of his new TV show, Dead City. When the show's charismatic star is shot in his trailer between scenes, the only eyewitness to the crime is - you guessed it - Barney. And even though Kay keeps explaining that even a talking parrot doesn't actually converse with people, the investigators insist on interrogating the bird for information he clearly can't communicate. Suspects accumulate like birdseed, and before long it's clear the killer believes Barney might actually be able to supply useful evidence. Even Barney can't fly away from this one.
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34.11 USD

Bird, Bath, and Beyond: An Agent to the Paws Mystery

by E.J. Copperman
Hardback
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The international bestseller, translated by the award-winning translator of The Tobacconist, Charlotte Collins Winner of the European Union Prize for Literature 'Original and captivating . . . its quiet charm in straightforward prose belies its sharp insight into the human condition' Stylist 'It is impossible to look away from it' ...
The End of Loneliness: The Dazzling International Bestseller
The international bestseller, translated by the award-winning translator of The Tobacconist, Charlotte Collins Winner of the European Union Prize for Literature 'Original and captivating . . . its quiet charm in straightforward prose belies its sharp insight into the human condition' Stylist 'It is impossible to look away from it' Guardian 'Dazzling' John Irving *************** I've known Death a long time but now Death knows me. When their idyllic childhood is shattered by the sudden death of their parents, siblings Marty, Liz and Jules are sent to a bleak state boarding school. Once there, the orphans' lives change tracks: Marty throws himself into academic life; Liz is drawn to dark forms of escapism; and Jules transforms from a vivacious child to a withdrawn teenager. The only one who can bring him out of his shell is his mysterious classmate Alva, who hides a dark past of her own, but despite their obvious love for one another, the two leave school on separate paths. Years later, just as it seems that they can make amends for time wasted, the past catches up with them, and fate - or chance - will once again alter the course of a life. Told through the fractured lives of the siblings, The End of Loneliness is a heartfelt, enriching novel about loss and loneliness, family and love. *************** 'This novel has been rightfully described as something of a masterpiece. One thing is for sure - it is not easily forgotten' Sunday Post 'Beautifully rendered: moving and wise, occasionally timeless . . . when Wells most needs to be sophisticated, he is' Irish Times 'A superbly insightful story' BookRiot
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15.34 USD

The End of Loneliness: The Dazzling International Bestseller

by Benedict Wells
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Why Mommy Drinks is the brilliant novel from Gill Sims, the author of the online sensation Peter and Jane. Boy Child Peter, Girl Child Jane and Daddy have exciting adventures with Mommy. Daddy likes gadgets. Peter and Jane like starting fires, trying to kill each other and driving Mommy to ...
Why Mommy Drinks
Why Mommy Drinks is the brilliant novel from Gill Sims, the author of the online sensation Peter and Jane. Boy Child Peter, Girl Child Jane and Daddy have exciting adventures with Mommy. Daddy likes gadgets. Peter and Jane like starting fires, trying to kill each other and driving Mommy to drink. Written from the point of view of an exhausted mommy at the end of the day, it's honest, it's funny, and it's a little bit sweary. It is Mommy's 39th birthday. She is staring down the barrel at a future of people asking if she wants to come to their yoga class, and book clubs, where everyone is wearing statement scarves and they are all `tiddly' after a glass of Pinot Grigio. But Mommy does not want to go quietly into that good night of women with sensible haircuts who `live for their children', boasting about Boy Child and Girl Child's achievements. Instead, she clutches a large glass of wine, muttering FML over and over, and then remembers the gem of an idea she's had...
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15.740000 USD

Why Mommy Drinks

by Gill Sims
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A novel which takes you on a roller-coaster ride inside the mind of its eponymous hero. A story both contemporary (set in the 2010's) and nostalgic, funny, quirky and sometimes tragic. A sensitive hero, beneath his `blokey' exterior, and his attempts to find `true' happiness. With just twelve weeks to ...
The Unravelling of Michael Gilchrist
A novel which takes you on a roller-coaster ride inside the mind of its eponymous hero. A story both contemporary (set in the 2010's) and nostalgic, funny, quirky and sometimes tragic. A sensitive hero, beneath his `blokey' exterior, and his attempts to find `true' happiness. With just twelve weeks to go before his wedding to ophthalmic surgeon, Jo, thirty year old drug rep, Michael, is panicking. If only he'd found the courage to tell Jo he hadn't proposed when she believed he had, but Jo's a determined woman, and besides, the truth would have made her unhappy, and making others unhappy is something Michael has tried to avoid for as long as he can remember. Michael is only too aware that this approach to life hasn't brought him much happiness, earning him to date not only a wedding he's dreading, but an unwanted career, ghosts that haunt his past and present, and just lately, recurring nightmares featuring characters from Star Wars (the original trilogy of course). Add to this his future mother-in-law's farcical wedding preparations, an aunt who's mad as a box of frogs, a wannabe cowboy for a father, a sister who's slowly reducing the wildlife population of Australia, the realisation that he doesn't love his fiancee enough to marry her, and the indefinite detention of the woman he really does love (for stabbing her partner before eating microwaved paella), it's hardly surprising that Michael is teetering on the brink. When his only hope of survival requires making a lot of people (plus one determined ghost) very unhappy, what's he going to do?
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17.05 USD

The Unravelling of Michael Gilchrist

by S C Ashton
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Periodically a writer captures the pattern of comedy and tragedy that peppers office life like alternating colors of carpet squares. . . . As smart as Medoff's critique of corporate inanity is, it's tempered by compassion for these people, who are ultimately tender with each other, too. . . . ...
This Could Hurt: A Novel
Periodically a writer captures the pattern of comedy and tragedy that peppers office life like alternating colors of carpet squares. . . . As smart as Medoff's critique of corporate inanity is, it's tempered by compassion for these people, who are ultimately tender with each other, too. . . . Medoff finds plenty of hurt--but strains of hope, too. --Ron Charles, The Washington Post A razor-sharp and deeply felt novel that illuminates the pivotal role of work in our lives--a riveting fusion of The Nest, Up in the Air, and Then We Came to the End that captures the emotional complexities of five HR colleagues trying to balance ambition, hope, and fear as their small company is buffeted by economic forces that threaten to upend them. Rosa Guerrero beat the odds as she rose to the top of the corporate world. An attractive woman of a certain age, the longtime chief of human resources at Ellery Consumer Research is still a formidable presence, even if her most vital days are behind her. A leader who wields power with grace and discretion, she has earned the devotion and loyalty of her staff. No one admires Rosa more than her doting lieutenant Leo Smalls, a benefits vice president whose whole world is Ellery. While Rosa is consumed with trying to address the needs of her staff within the ever-constricting limits of the company's bottom line, her associate director, Rob Hirsch, a middle-aged, happily married father of two, finds himself drawing closer to his work wife, Lucy Bender, an enterprising single woman searching for something--a romance, a promotion--to fill the vacuum in her personal life. For Kenny Verville, a senior manager with an MBA, Ellery is a temporary stepping-stone to bigger and better places--that is, if his high-powered wife has her way. Compelling, flawed, and heartbreakingly human, these men and women scheme, fall in and out of love, and nurture dreams big and small. As their individual circumstances shift, one thing remains constant--Rosa, the sun around whom they all orbit. When her world begins to crumble, the implications for everyone are profound, and Leo, Rob, Lucy, and Kenny find themselves changed in ways beyond their reckoning. Jillian Medoff explores the inner workings of an American company in all its brilliant, insane, comforting, and terrifying glory. Authentic, razor-sharp, and achingly funny, This Could Hurt is a novel about work, loneliness, love, and loyalty; about sudden reversals and unexpected windfalls; a novel about life.
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17.840000 USD

This Could Hurt: A Novel

by Jillian Medoff
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WINNER OF THE ROONEY PRIZE 2018 A modern Irish literary gem for anyone who has felt like the odd one out. `Inventive, funny and, ultimately, moving' GUARDIAN `Wildly funny' THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW `Beguiling' THE IRISH TIMES `Delightfully quirky' THE IRISH INDEPENDENT Vivian is an oddball. An unemployed ...
Eggshells
WINNER OF THE ROONEY PRIZE 2018 A modern Irish literary gem for anyone who has felt like the odd one out. `Inventive, funny and, ultimately, moving' GUARDIAN `Wildly funny' THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW `Beguiling' THE IRISH TIMES `Delightfully quirky' THE IRISH INDEPENDENT Vivian is an oddball. An unemployed orphan living in the house of her recently deceased great aunt in North Dublin, Vivian boldly goes through life doing things in her own peculiar way, whether that be eating blue food, cultivating `her smell', wishing people happy Christmas in April, or putting an ad up for a friend called Penelope to check why it doesn't rhyme with antelope. But behind her heroic charm and undeniable logic, something isn't right. With each attempt to connect with a stranger or her estranged sister doomed to misunderstanding, someone should ask: is Vivian OK? A poignant and delightful story of belonging that plays with the myth of the Changeling and takes us by the hand through Dublin. A poetic call for us all to accept each other and find the Vivian within.
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15.34 USD

Eggshells

by Caitriona Lally
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In space, no one can hear you clean... When Darren's charge-cart gets knocked off the Earth-to-Mars highway and lost in space forever, he thinks his day can't get any worse. When Kelly sees Darren accidentally short-circuit a talking lamppost, and its camera captures her face as it expires, she thinks ...
Battlestar Suburbia
In space, no one can hear you clean... When Darren's charge-cart gets knocked off the Earth-to-Mars highway and lost in space forever, he thinks his day can't get any worse. When Kelly sees Darren accidentally short-circuit a talking lamppost, and its camera captures her face as it expires, she thinks her day can't get any worse. When Pamasonic Teffal, a sentient breadmaker, is sent on a top-secret mission into the depths of the internet and betrayed by her boss, a power-crazed smartphone, she knows this is only the beginning of a day that isn't going to get any better. Join Darren, Kelly and Pam in an anarchic comic adventure that takes them from the shining skyscrapers of Singulopolis to the sewers of the Dolestar Discovery, and find out what happens when a person puts down their mop and bucket and says 'No.' Battlestar Suburbia will be loved by fans of Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett and Jasper Fforde, as well as anyone who's ever wondered just how long someone can stay under one of those old-fashioned hairdryers.* *The answer is: a really very, very long time. What readers are saying: I loved this book. I legit laughed through the entire novel and I am excited that there will be a sequel. Terra C A brilliant mix of sci-fi, humor, and those hundreds of little things that make a memorable story. McCrudden is destined to become synonymous with great sci-fi humor. Christopher H A deliciously hilarious romp which skirts the realms of credibility but provides a wild ride which kept me very much entertained throughout. It's bonkers, it's mad and .... so exaggerated to almost be genius in its execution. Kath B Featuring a kindly bread-maker, ancient nana-cyborgs, a moving hairdressers and a chance to avert a nuclear bomb, it's both great fun and very clever. Ruth M Battlestar Suburbia highlights the absurdity of life, and the adaptability of individuals in unusual situations. McCrudden's novel will appeal to fans of Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett, or anyone looking for an escape only loosely connected to reality. Stephenie S This was a trip! Some great one-lines & puns help create this future world where the machines have taken over. With evil smartphones, anti-hero humans, & a motherly bread maker pushed to the edge... Caroline F Chris McCrudden has created a new division of SF: Science Flotsam. His sprawling space epic is what you get if you cross Dr Who with an unhealthy fascination for household appliances. Forget alien invasion; in this explosive future you won't be able to trust your spin dryer. Christopher Fowler McCrudden's debut is festooned with cunning punnery, sharp turns of phrase, and jokes about emojis and the internet, making this very much a comic novel of our times. James Lovegrove, Financial Times
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15.34 USD

Battlestar Suburbia

by Chris McCrudden
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The inspiration for the hit London Weekend Television series of the same name, this is one confessional you'll want to make a point of visiting Young Neil Boyd has just finished divinity school and has been newly ordained as a priest. His first post? St. Jude's parish, a corner of ...
Bless Me, Father
The inspiration for the hit London Weekend Television series of the same name, this is one confessional you'll want to make a point of visiting Young Neil Boyd has just finished divinity school and has been newly ordained as a priest. His first post? St. Jude's parish, a corner of London with a raucous congregation full of Irish immigrants. The flock is an odd pairing with the gentle Father Boyd, but he just might be both mad enough and tender enough to get through to them. Later adapted into a beloved British sitcom, Bless Me, Father is a humorous and sweet-natured look at Catholicism in the 1950s. Joining Boyd is the cantankerous, scheming, and brilliant Father Duddleswell, a man who is willing to do anything to make sure the Lord's will be done, and Mrs. Pring, the sharp-tongued housekeeper who both coddles and cajoles her priestly family of two. If the church needs money, Duddleswell will place a bet to get it. If a Catholic wants to marry a Protestant . . . well, maybe he won't go that far. Father Neil's adventures with his parishioners are sure to delight readers of all creeds.
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14.690000 USD

Bless Me, Father

by Neil Boyd
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`Fresh, funny and wise' Katie Fforde `I love Jane's writing!' Jill Mansell `Feel-good' Woman and Home Tess has downsized to a lively new town and is ready for me time. But her Zen-like calm is tested by her boomerang offspring, who keep fluttering back to the nest (usually with a ...
Mum in the Middle: Feel good, funny and unforgettable
`Fresh, funny and wise' Katie Fforde `I love Jane's writing!' Jill Mansell `Feel-good' Woman and Home Tess has downsized to a lively new town and is ready for me time. But her Zen-like calm is tested by her boomerang offspring, who keep fluttering back to the nest (usually with a full bag of dirty washing) and by her elderly mother's struggle to hold on to her independence. Tess is also surprised to discover that there are dark resentments simmering beneath the vintage charm of her new hometown and a spate of vandalism has exposed the rift between the townsfolk and new arrivals like Tess. Tess enlists the help of gruff newspaper editor Malcolm to get to the bottom of the mystery but when her ex-husband pays an unexpected visit and her mother stages a disappearance, Tess starts to feel her new-found freedom wearing just a little thin...
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13.64 USD

Mum in the Middle: Feel good, funny and unforgettable

by Jane Wenham-Jones
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Highly recommended. I think it will make children wriggle with delight - Stephen Fry If I ever find myself holding a gecko . . . I'll lecko. Forget what you think you know about poetry - this is something totally different. Chris Harris' I'm Just No Good At Rhyming combines ...
I'm Just No Good At Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups
Highly recommended. I think it will make children wriggle with delight - Stephen Fry If I ever find myself holding a gecko . . . I'll lecko. Forget what you think you know about poetry - this is something totally different. Chris Harris' I'm Just No Good At Rhyming combines wit, wordplay and nonsense with visual and verbal tricks to make you look at the world in a new and wonderfully upside-down way, reminiscent of Spike Milligan. I'm just no good at rhyming. It makes me feel so bad. I'm just no good at rhyming, And that's why I'm so blue. This entirely unique collection of wildly witty words offers a surprise around every corner, from the ongoing rivalry between the author and illustrator (mean poem and cruel portrait included), to the mysteriously misnumbered pages that can only be deciphered by a certain code-cracking verse, to a poem that is 100% genuinely infinite. Meet a balding werewolf, competitive boulders, a birthday piranha, and find out if grown-ups really are better! Why are grown-ups better than kids? 'Cause we got what it takes - We never, ever, ever, ever, ever, make mistaeks! Adding to the fun: Lane Smith, winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal for There Is a Tribe of Kids, has spectacularly illustrated this extraordinary collection with nearly one hundred pieces of appropriately absurd art. It's a mischievous match made in heaven and the perfect gift for creative kids or immature grown-ups.
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15.75 USD

I'm Just No Good At Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups

by Chris Harris
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Sister-obsessed author Itsuki Hashima is embroiled in a bitter struggle with his popular series Sisterly Combat. Between video games and mixed baths and cherry blossom viewing and making up excuses for his editor, he's slowly but surely making progress on his manuscript. Somehow, he and his unique collection of friends--Nayuta ...
A Sister's All You Need., Vol. 2 (light novel)
Sister-obsessed author Itsuki Hashima is embroiled in a bitter struggle with his popular series Sisterly Combat. Between video games and mixed baths and cherry blossom viewing and making up excuses for his editor, he's slowly but surely making progress on his manuscript. Somehow, he and his unique collection of friends--Nayuta Kani, Puriketsu, Miyako Shirokawa, and his little brother Chihiro--manage to stumble through life together. And not only that, but his friend Haruto's series has finally gotten an anime!
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18.75 USD

A Sister's All You Need., Vol. 2 (light novel)

by Yomi Hirasaki
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Can you love someone you barely remember? The brand new novel for fans of Anita Shreve, Maggie O'Farrell and Susan Elliot Wright - from the Books are my Bag Award shortlisted author of We All Begin as Strangers.Eighty-two-year-old Nettie still hears the occasional gossiping, but most have forgotten what she ...
The Last of Us
Can you love someone you barely remember? The brand new novel for fans of Anita Shreve, Maggie O'Farrell and Susan Elliot Wright - from the Books are my Bag Award shortlisted author of We All Begin as Strangers.Eighty-two-year-old Nettie still hears the occasional gossiping, but most have forgotten what she did. Now, living alone in a run-down farmhouse, she surrounds herself with memories of her late husband and estranged daughter Catherine. When Catherine's friend James appears out of the blue, Nettie is grateful for the company and keen to learn more about her daughter. But soon James starts asking Nettie questions she doesn't want to answer; about some things she can't remember and others she's tried to forget. And if Nettie can't remember clearly, how can she be certain what they say about her is true? If you liked What She Lost by Susan Elliot Wright, The Stars are Fire by Anita Shreve, or The Hand The First Held Mine by Maggie O'Farrell, you'll love The Last of Us.Why readers are giving Harriet Cummings' books five stars: 'What an amazing book - probably the best I've read all year!' Amazon review 'A brilliant first novel' Amazon review 'Well written, with a dark twist at the end I didn't see coming' Amazon review 'What a great debut novel! I found all the characters interesting, well-rounded and believable, and the plot intriguing' Amazon review
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34.11 USD

The Last of Us

by Harriet Cummings
Hardback
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