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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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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 second novel The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes, 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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*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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The charming first novel in a new comic crime series, from one of Britain's most-loved writers, the incomparable Lynne Truss Brighton, 1957. Inspector Steine rather enjoys his life as a policeman by the sea. No criminals, no crime, no stress. So it's really rather annoying when an ambitious - not ...
A Shot in the Dark: A Constable Twitten Mystery 1
The charming first novel in a new comic crime series, from one of Britain's most-loved writers, the incomparable Lynne Truss Brighton, 1957. Inspector Steine rather enjoys his life as a policeman by the sea. No criminals, no crime, no stress. So it's really rather annoying when an ambitious - not to mention irritating - new constable shows up to work and starts investigating a series of burglaries. And it's even more annoying when, after Constable Twitten is despatched to the theatre for the night, he sits next to a vicious theatre critic who is promptly shot dead part way through the opening night of a new play. It seems Brighton may be in need of a police force after all...
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22.17 USD

A Shot in the Dark: A Constable Twitten Mystery 1

by Lynne Truss
Hardback
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As seen on ITV in the Zoe Ball Book Club 'Beautifully written, thought-provoking and completely charming.' Ruth Hogan 'Mike Gayle is the king of touching, human stories, and this big-hearted book is his best yet' Heat, 5* This is the stunning new novel from bestselling author Mike Gayle, for fans ...
The Man I Think I Know: A feel-good, uplifting story of the most unlikely friendship
As seen on ITV in the Zoe Ball Book Club 'Beautifully written, thought-provoking and completely charming.' Ruth Hogan 'Mike Gayle is the king of touching, human stories, and this big-hearted book is his best yet' Heat, 5* This is the stunning new novel from bestselling author Mike Gayle, for fans of The Keeper of Lost Things and Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. A powerful and bittersweet story of an unexpected male friendship and an unlikely love story, a thought provoking storyline told with Mike's distinctive wit and insight, touching on issues which affect us all. This uplifting tale reminds us of the simple courage at the heart of every human being. Ever since The Incident, James DeWitt has stayed on the safe side. He likes to know what happens next. Danny Allen is not on the safe side. He is more past the point of no return. The past is about to catch up with both of them in a way that which will change their lives forever, unexpectedly. But redemption can come in the most unlikely ways. Look out for Mike's new novel, Half a World Away, available to pre-order now! ******************* Praise for The Man I Think I Know 'Beautifully written, thought-provoking and completely charming . . . reminds us that the everyday things we take for granted without realising how precious they are, can be snatched away in an instant with catastrophic consequences' Ruth Hogan 'That rarest of things; a moving, beautifully written novel about male friendship . . . I absolutely loved it' Lisa Jewell 'Mike is always wise and wonderful, but this is a whole new departure for him - read it!' Jenny Colgan You'll be both laughing and on the edge of tears with this brilliant read' Fabulous magazine ******************* Readers are raving about this book! 'This is one of those books that is tugging on your heartstrings one moment and has you laughing out loud the next - another stunning plot line and narrative from Mike Gayle.' 'I loved the narrative and I left this novel feeling totally uplifted . . . I now feel like there is some hope in the world!' 'This book is sad, funny, quirky, touching, heartbreaking but - and this is going to sound totally cliched and corny - life affirming.'
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11.55 USD

The Man I Think I Know: A feel-good, uplifting story of the most unlikely friendship

by Mike Gayle
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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 Hirasaka
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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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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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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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`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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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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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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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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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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'Gary Shteyngart hears America perfectly; its fatuity, its poignant lament, its boisterous self-loathing. Its heartbeat. Reading him sometimes makes me want to scream - with recognition and with pure hilarity' - Richard Ford 'A trip through the American wasteland - from the people who have too little, to the people ...
Lake Success
'Gary Shteyngart hears America perfectly; its fatuity, its poignant lament, its boisterous self-loathing. Its heartbeat. Reading him sometimes makes me want to scream - with recognition and with pure hilarity' - Richard Ford 'A trip through the American wasteland - from the people who have too little, to the people who have too much. Incredibly smart, incredibly funny, incredibly tragic, and therefore incredibly human, this is the perfect novel for these dysfunctional times' - Nathan Hill 'The funniest book you'll read all year. A rollicking and zinger-filled road trip [that] sneakily deepens into a poignant tale of a man trying to outrace his problems.I was utterly floored' - Maria Semple 'Stupendous... Reflecting with perfect comedy and horrible tragedy exactly what America feels like right this minute... I barked with laughter at the same time as wincing in pain' Elizabeth Gilbert A riotously satirical road trip through modern America from the brilliant author of Super Sad True Love Story andAbsurdistan Barry Cohen, master of the universe, has just had a very public meltdown involving a dinner party, an insider trading investigation and a $30,000 bottle of Japanese whisky. So he flees New York City, leaving behind his beautiful young wife and son, but remembering to bring his six favourite designer watches. Zig-zagging south through Trump's America on a Greyhound Bus pilgrimmage he is singularly unprepared for, Barry heads to Texas - to find his old college girlfriend and, with her, a shot at a second chance... Lake Success marries the trademark Shteyngart wit with an astonishing emotional resonance, capturing the vivid eccentricity and contradictions of America right now while speaking to the universal human experience of love, belonging, and the pursuit of happiness.
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28.99 USD

Lake Success

by Gary Shteyngart
Hardback
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Juliet, Naked is bestselling author Nick Hornby's moving, funny account of life's second chances Annie's put fifteen years into safe, slightly obsessive Duncan, and now she'd like her money back, please. It's time to move on. But she lives in Gooleness, the north's answer to a question nobody asked. Is ...
Juliet, Naked
Juliet, Naked is bestselling author Nick Hornby's moving, funny account of life's second chances Annie's put fifteen years into safe, slightly obsessive Duncan, and now she'd like her money back, please. It's time to move on. But she lives in Gooleness, the north's answer to a question nobody asked. Is she really going to find real, proper, feel-it-deep-down-in-your-boots love on a damp and windy seafront? Or perhaps she should follow her heart and pursue Tucker, the reclusive American rock star, who keeps emailing her his smart advice. But between Annie and her second chance lie a few obstacles. There's Malcolm, the world's most judgemental therapist, and Barnesy, the north's most extrovert dancer. There's what men and women will do and won't do for love. And, of course, there's Tucker. . . Hilarious and tender, this bestselling novel will move you in ways both profound and surprising. It's Nick Hornby at his brilliant best. If you like David Nicholls, David Sedaris and Jonathan Coe you will love this book. 'Hornby's best novel to date' Spectator 'Sharply funny, touching' Daily Telegraph 'Pitch-perfect' Observer
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14.18 USD

Juliet, Naked

by Nick Hornby
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The Importance of Being Earnest
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11.55 USD

The Importance of Being Earnest

by Oscar Wilde
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'Genuinely unputdownable books are rare in my experience. This is one. A brilliant, original comedy' Daily Mail * * * * * MEET THE ADULTS... Claire and Matt are divorced but decide what's best for their daughter Scarlett is to have a 'normal' family Christmas with them all together. Claire ...
The Adults: Meet the only family more dysfunctional than yours this Christmas!
'Genuinely unputdownable books are rare in my experience. This is one. A brilliant, original comedy' Daily Mail * * * * * MEET THE ADULTS... Claire and Matt are divorced but decide what's best for their daughter Scarlett is to have a 'normal' family Christmas with them all together. Claire brings her new boyfriend Patrick, a seemingly eligible Iron-Man-in-Waiting. Matt brings the new love of his life Alex, funny, smart, and extremely patient. Scarlett, their daughter, brings her imaginary friend Posey. He's a rabbit. Together the five (or six?) of them grit their teeth over Organized Fun activities, drinking a little too much after bed-time, oversharing classified secrets about their pasts and, before they know it, their holiday is a powder keg that ends - where this story starts - with a tearful, frightened, call to the police... But what happened? They said they'd all be adults about this... * * * * * 'I loved The Adults! Funny, dry and beautifully observed. Highly recommended' Gill Sims, #1 bestselling author of Why Mummy Drinks and Why Mummy Swears 'Such a breath of fresh air! Witty, intensely human and (dare I say it) relatable ... The perfect comedy of errors' Katie Khan 'The Adults is my top read of 2018 so far. Absolutely hilarious ... This one will stay with me for a long time' Cathy Bramley 'Packed with sharp wit, engaging characters and off-beat humour, this is a fresh and feisty thrill-ride of a novel' Heat 'I took this book on holiday and couldn't put it down! I've never read anything quite like it' The Unmumsy Mum 'Gripped me from the start. Reminiscent of Liane Moriarty's Big Little Lies - a sure-fire winner' Cass Hunter, author of The After Wife 'Brilliantly funny - will have you wincing in recognition' Good Housekeeping 'I have a feeling Caroline Hulse might be a genius, this book is so brilliant. t's funny, clever and original - I loved every minute of reading it. Also, Posey should get a spin-off TV show' Lucy Vine, author of Hot Mess 'Funny, poignant, real - a truly original book that made me laugh, cry and cringe in equal measure. I loved it' Charlotte Duckworth 'Razor-sharp comedy - barbed and brilliant. The characters are totally convincing ... Sparky, heart-felt and fantastically fun, this is a fabulous debut' Sunday Mirror
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25.58 USD

The Adults: Meet the only family more dysfunctional than yours this Christmas!

by Caroline Hulse
Hardback
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'Genuinely unputdownable books are rare in my experience. This is one. A brilliant, original comedy' Daily Mail * * * * * MEET THE ADULTS... Claire and Matt are divorced but decide what's best for their daughter Scarlett is to have a 'normal' family Christmas with them all together. Claire ...
The Adults: Meet the only family more dysfunctional than yours this Christmas!
'Genuinely unputdownable books are rare in my experience. This is one. A brilliant, original comedy' Daily Mail * * * * * MEET THE ADULTS... Claire and Matt are divorced but decide what's best for their daughter Scarlett is to have a 'normal' family Christmas with them all together. Claire brings her new boyfriend Patrick, a seemingly eligible Iron-Man-in-Waiting. Matt brings the new love of his life Alex, funny, smart, and extremely patient. Scarlett, their daughter, brings her imaginary friend Posey. He's a rabbit. Together the five (or six?) of them grit their teeth over Organized Fun activities, drinking a little too much after bed-time, oversharing classified secrets about their pasts and, before they know it, their holiday is a powder keg that ends - where this story starts - with a tearful, frightened, call to the police... But what happened? They said they'd all be adults about this... * * * * * 'I loved The Adults! Funny, dry and beautifully observed. Highly recommended' Gill Sims, #1 bestselling author of Why Mummy Drinks and Why Mummy Swears 'Such a breath of fresh air! Witty, intensely human and (dare I say it) relatable ... The perfect comedy of errors' Katie Khan 'The Adults is my top read of 2018 so far. Absolutely hilarious ... This one will stay with me for a long time' Cathy Bramley 'Packed with sharp wit, engaging characters and off-beat humour, this is a fresh and feisty thrill-ride of a novel' Heat 'I took this book on holiday and couldn't put it down! I've never read anything quite like it' The Unmumsy Mum 'Gripped me from the start. Reminiscent of Liane Moriarty's Big Little Lies - a sure-fire winner' Cass Hunter, author of The After Wife 'Brilliantly funny - will have you wincing in recognition' Good Housekeeping 'Funny, poignant, real - a truly original book that made me laugh, cry and cringe in equal measure. I loved it' Charlotte Duckworth 'Razor-sharp comedy - barbed and brilliant. The characters are totally convincing ... Sparky, heart-felt and fantastically fun, this is a fabulous debut' Sunday Mirror
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22.05 USD

The Adults: Meet the only family more dysfunctional than yours this Christmas!

by Caroline Hulse
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Every line tells a different story ... A troubled young woman travels across London to end an abusive relationship. An agitated father gets lost in the city with an injured toddler. Two men - who unknowingly cross paths every day - finally meet one life-changing afternoon. A sudden death on ...
Underground: Tales for London
Every line tells a different story ... A troubled young woman travels across London to end an abusive relationship. An agitated father gets lost in the city with an injured toddler. Two men - who unknowingly cross paths every day - finally meet one life-changing afternoon. A sudden death on the platform at Blackfriars sparks rumours of murder. Underground, we are at once isolated and connected. We avoid eye contact and conversation while our lives literally intersect with those of strangers. As we stand on the tube, it becomes possible to travel far further than expected - and this sense of possibility lies at the heart of this stunning collection. Twelve writers explore life on the London Underground through eleven short stories and one memoir, commissioned to mark the opening of the Elizabeth line.
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22.17 USD

Underground: Tales for London

by Various
Hardback
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A hilarious contemporary retelling of the classic society novel, VANITY FAIR, featuring the irrepressible Becky Sharp Beautiful, brilliant, ruthless - nothing can stop Becky Sharp. Becky Sharp has big dreams and no connections. Determined to swap the gutters of Soho for the glamorous, exclusive world behind the velvet rope, Becky ...
The Rise and Fall of Becky Sharp: `A razor-sharp retelling of Vanity Fair' Louise O'Neill
A hilarious contemporary retelling of the classic society novel, VANITY FAIR, featuring the irrepressible Becky Sharp Beautiful, brilliant, ruthless - nothing can stop Becky Sharp. Becky Sharp has big dreams and no connections. Determined to swap the gutters of Soho for the glamorous, exclusive world behind the velvet rope, Becky will do anything to achieve fame, riches and status. Whether it's seducing society's most eligible bachelors, or befriending silly debutantes and rich old ladies, Becky Sharp is destined for great things. Because it might be tough at the top but it's worse at the bottom. From London to Paris and beyond, Becky Sharp is going places - so get the hell out of her way...
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12.60 USD

The Rise and Fall of Becky Sharp: `A razor-sharp retelling of Vanity Fair' Louise O'Neill

by Sarra Manning
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He's one of my very favorites: a novelist whose champagne-fizzy mysteries-as winning as the madcap adventures of Carl Hiaasen, as hilarious as Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series-tickle the brain, heart, and funny bone in equal measure. -A.J. Finn, New York Times bestselling author of Woman in the Window In the ...
The Man Who Couldn't Miss: A Stewart Hoag Mystery
He's one of my very favorites: a novelist whose champagne-fizzy mysteries-as winning as the madcap adventures of Carl Hiaasen, as hilarious as Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series-tickle the brain, heart, and funny bone in equal measure. -A.J. Finn, New York Times bestselling author of Woman in the Window In the next novel in David Handler's Edgar award-winning series, Stewart Hoagy Hoag and his beloved basset hound, Lulu, investigate a murder in a fabled Connecticut summer playhouse. Hollywood ghostwriter Stewart Hoagy Hoag has chronicled the rise, fall, and triumphant return of many a celebrity. At last he's enjoying his own, very welcome second act. After hitting a creative slump following the success of his debut novel, Hoagy has found inspiration again. Ensconced with his faithful but cowardly basset hound, Lulu, on a Connecticut farm belonging to his ex-wife, Oscar-winning actress Merilee Nash, he's busy working on a new novel. He's even holding out hope that he and Merilee might get together again. Life is simple and fulfilling-which of course means it's time for complications to set in.... When the police call to ask if he knows the whereabouts of a man named R.J. Romero, Hoagy learns of a dark secret from his ex-wife's past. It's already a stressful time for Merilee, who's directing a gala benefit production of Private Lives to rescue the famed but dilapidated Sherbourne Playhouse, where the likes of Katherine Hepburn, Marlon Brando and Merilee herself made their professional stage debuts. Her reputation, as well as the playhouse's future, is at stake. The cast features three of Merilee's equally famous Oscar-winning classmates from the Yale School of Drama. But it turns out that there's more linking them to each other-and to their fellow Yale alum, R.J.-than their alma mater. When one of the cast is found murdered, it will take Hoagy's sleuthing skills and Lulu's infallible nose to sniff out the truth...before someone else faces the final curtain call.
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15.34 USD

The Man Who Couldn't Miss: A Stewart Hoag Mystery

by David Handler
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Why Mummy Drinks is the brilliant novel from Gill Sims, the author of the online sensation Peter and Jane. It is Mummy's 39th birthday. She is staring down the barrel of a future of people asking if she wants to come to their advanced yoga classes, and polite book clubs ...
Why Mummy Drinks: Sunday Times Bestseller

Why Mummy Drinks is the brilliant novel from Gill Sims, the author of the online sensation Peter and Jane. It is Mummy's 39th birthday. She is staring down the barrel of a future of people asking if she wants to come to their advanced yoga classes, and polite book clubs where everyone claims to be tiddly after a glass of Pinot Grigio and says things like `Oooh gosh, are you having another glass?' But Mummy does not want to go quietly into that good night of women with sensible haircuts who `live for their children' and stand in the playground trying to trump each other with their offspring's extracurricular activities and achievements, and boasting about their latest holidays. Instead, she clutches a large glass of wine, muttering `FML' over and over again. Until she remembers the gem of an idea she's had...

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12.60 USD

Why Mummy Drinks: Sunday Times Bestseller

by Gill Sims
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Is there a place in our hearts or a second chance for those on the periphery of fame; for those who burned in a blaze of short-lived glory, then fizzled out like a fart on the breeze? There once was a band that emerged from humble origins to almost compete ...
The Resurrection of Skinny Ted & the Brothel Creepers
Is there a place in our hearts or a second chance for those on the periphery of fame; for those who burned in a blaze of short-lived glory, then fizzled out like a fart on the breeze? There once was a band that emerged from humble origins to almost compete with the best; then disappeared without trace or fanfare. In touching distance of celebrity and acclaim, then gone; forever? Follow Bill, Tom, Clive and Ray as they emerge from the shadows of their past; meet ex Hell's Angel, Gabriel, and Russian reggae's ambassador, Ras Putin; reminisce about the antics of former drummer, Stan, God rest his soul; and solve the mystery of the enigmatic lady who inhabits their best-known song. This is the Resurrection of Skinny Ted and the Brothel Creepers!!
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14.690000 USD

The Resurrection of Skinny Ted & the Brothel Creepers

by Tony Flower
Paperback
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'Hilariously funny with depth and emotion, it's a delightful read' Heat Magazine Robin Wilde is acing life. After the year from hell, she's pulled herself up and out of The Emptiness, her love life is ticking along nicely, single motherhood is actually quite fun and she is ready for whatever ...
Wilde About The Girl: `Hilariously funny with depth and emotion, delightful' Heat
'Hilariously funny with depth and emotion, it's a delightful read' Heat Magazine Robin Wilde is acing life. After the year from hell, she's pulled herself up and out of The Emptiness, her love life is ticking along nicely, single motherhood is actually quite fun and she is ready for whatever life throws at her. When a thrilling opportunity at work arises, Robin is more than excited to step up and show everyone, including herself, what she's made of. But her best friend Lacey is increasingly broken-hearted about struggling to conceive, and her daughter Lyla is starting to come out with some horrible attitudes she's learning from someone at school. Is Auntie Kath hiding loneliness under her bubbly, loving veneer? And can Robin definitely trust the people she must depend on in her fab new role? But Robin has her girls. And her girls have got her. Together they can handle any crisis. Can't they? Life is about to throw quite the curve ball at Robin Wilde, and she'll need to make some pretty brave choices if she's going to stop everything she cares about falling apart . . . Get ready for the most hilarious, heart-breaking, uplifting and unforgettable novel of the year! * * Have you met Robin Wilde yet? Praise for WILDE LIKE ME: 'Warm and engaging' Sophie Kinsella 'I'm smitten' Lindsey Kelk 'Gorgeous, witty, reassuring' Daisy Buchanan 'Funny, heartfelt, tender and empowering!' Giovanna Fletcher 'Hilarious, moving and extremely well written' Style Magazine 'If it's great big belly laughs you're after, then meet Robin Wilde' Fabulous Magazine 'This book is a winner' OK Magazine This is what you've been saying about WILDE LIKE ME: 'LOVE this book. It made me laugh and cry' 'Adored this book. Couldn't put it down' 'Robin Wilde is an amazing character and everyone should read this book!' 'I'm dying to know what happens next with Robin' 'A great pick-me-up book' 'This book made me feel so, so good!' 'Relatable, sad, funny and sweet' 'I loved it so much I passed it on to my mum' 'Anyone can relate to Robin' 'If I could give it more than 5 stars I would!' To be the first to find out all the latest news - including first-look cover reveal and sneak peeks - join Louise at #WildeAboutTheGirl and sign up to her #WildeWednesdays newsletter
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22.17 USD

Wilde About The Girl: `Hilariously funny with depth and emotion, delightful' Heat

by Louise Pentland
Hardback
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TREAT YOURSELF to a sparkling romantic comedy... Last of the Summer Moet is a bottle of champagne in book form! Wendy Holden's warm and funny comic heroine Laura Lake is back. And this time, she's gone rural... Laura Lake, editor of glossy magazine Society, is always on the hunt for ...
Last of the Summer Moet
TREAT YOURSELF to a sparkling romantic comedy... Last of the Summer Moet is a bottle of champagne in book form! Wendy Holden's warm and funny comic heroine Laura Lake is back. And this time, she's gone rural... Laura Lake, editor of glossy magazine Society, is always on the hunt for scandalous scoops to fill her pages. Now she's discovered a top-secret village in the English countryside where the rich and famous own weekend retreats. Where film stars, Turner-prize winners and billionaires park their helicopters outside the gastropub and buy GBP100 sourdough loaves from the deli. Outsiders are strictly forbidden. But luckily Laura's best friend Lulu, a logo-obsessed socialite with a heart as huge as her sunglasses, suddenly fancies a quiet life in the country... But life in this enchanted rural idyll is harder than it looks. A brawl at the world's poshest pub quiz nearly brings down the government. And gossip from rehearsals of the midsummer pantomime threatens to tear the village apart... Can Laura write her expose before the snobbish villagers blow her cover and suss her true identity? 'Effing marvellous' JILLY COOPER. 'So, so smart and funny' INDIA KNIGHT. 'Hilarious, clever and compulsively readable ... total bliss' DAILY MAIL.
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12.60 USD

Last of the Summer Moet

by Wendy Holden
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This is not an ordinary love story, and Sam Holloway is not your typical hero. But he is a hero... Sam Holloway is 26 years old, and since a terrible tragedy struck in his life, he's lost faith in the world. As a means of keeping his grief at bay, ...
The Unlikely Heroics of Sam Holloway: A superhero story with a big heart
This is not an ordinary love story, and Sam Holloway is not your typical hero. But he is a hero... Sam Holloway is 26 years old, and since a terrible tragedy struck in his life, he's lost faith in the world. As a means of keeping his grief at bay, he needs everything to be just so - he has a strict routine, from which he rarely deviates, and if he focuses on this, and on his mundane job at a Japanese electronics office, he can just about avoid confronting the unbearable loneliness of his life. But, three nights a week, Sam leaves his small insignificant life behind, dons his carefully constructed superhero costume, and patrols the streets of his community - preventing crime, protecting the vulnerable, an acting as a power for good. When Sam is wearing his superhero costume, he feels invincible. But his superhero activities are getting him into some sticky, and increasingly dangerous situations. And when a girl comes into his life - a beautiful, perfect girl who actually thinks he is worth talking to - it throws his careful routines into chaos. Sam needs to decide whether he can be brave enough to take a chance on love. And believing that something good can come after all the pain. This is a heart-breaking story about grief, loss and loneliness. But it's also a heart-warming story about love, and the great power of kindness.
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12.60 USD

The Unlikely Heroics of Sam Holloway: A superhero story with a big heart

by Rhys Thomas
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`Irresistible' Sunday Times bestseller Katie Fforde Take a trip to the best little bakery in Brooklyn, where there's more than a sprinkle of romance and a slice of pie makes it feel like home! When Sophie Bennings arrives in New York, love is the last thing on her mind. Still ...
The Little Brooklyn Bakery: A heartwarming must read novel full of cakes and romance! (Romantic Escapes, Book 2)
`Irresistible' Sunday Times bestseller Katie Fforde Take a trip to the best little bakery in Brooklyn, where there's more than a sprinkle of romance and a slice of pie makes it feel like home! When Sophie Bennings arrives in New York, love is the last thing on her mind. Still reeling from a painful break up, she throws herself into her work as a food editor on a top-notch magazine. Columnist Todd McLennan is everything that Sophie wishes she didn't want. Like the gorgeous bakery below her Brooklyn apartment, he's as tempting as the delicious cupcakes on display. Surely a little of what you fancy can do you good? As Sophie and Todd get to know one another, a love of food isn't the only passion they share. In the city that never sleeps, has Sophie finally met the man of her dreams...?
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13.64 USD

The Little Brooklyn Bakery: A heartwarming must read novel full of cakes and romance! (Romantic Escapes, Book 2)

by Julie Caplin
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Swimming with Bridgeport Girls is an outstanding debut...entertaining and sometimes sad, a superb portrait of a troubled but wisecracking gambler. Think Carl Hiaasen meets Fyodor Dostoevsky's The Gambler (Library Journal, starred review). Ray Parisi is in trouble. Fired from his anchor job at ESPN after one-too-many public humiliations, he is ...
Swimming with Bridgeport Girls: A Novel
Swimming with Bridgeport Girls is an outstanding debut...entertaining and sometimes sad, a superb portrait of a troubled but wisecracking gambler. Think Carl Hiaasen meets Fyodor Dostoevsky's The Gambler (Library Journal, starred review). Ray Parisi is in trouble. Fired from his anchor job at ESPN after one-too-many public humiliations, he is holed up in a motel and in desperate need of a break. His ex-wife is shacking up with another guy in his old house, a bookie wants to kill him, and he's wanted by the New York State Police. A few days before the Fourth of July, he unexpectedly receives an inheritance from his long-lost father, and it seems like all of his problems might be solved. Determined to get his life back together, Ray hatches an imaginative but highly suspect plan to win back his wife, dashing from Connecticut to Las Vegas to Memphis in an attempt to secure his future before the past runs him down. The cast of characters he meets along the way is as loveable as it is absolutely insane. If Swimming with Bridgeport Girls were a Springsteen album, it would be Devils & Dust partly set in Las Vegas, it evinces hope and humor but is dark and gritty at its core (Kirkus Reviews). Anthony Tambakis's first novel is an uproarious romantic comedy about a charismatic gambler who loses everything and sets off on a mission to--against all odds--finally get it right.
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16.800000 USD

Swimming with Bridgeport Girls: A Novel

by Anthony Tambakis
Paperback
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