My Year of Saying No

My Year of Saying No
Author: Maxine Morrey
Publsiher: Boldwood Books Ltd
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-04-16
ISBN: 1838890386
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Year of Saying No Book Excerpt:

Lottie Wentworth has never been more pleased to hear Big Ben ring in the new year and wave goodbye to The Year of Saying Yes! When a long-term relationship ended, her best friend’s scheme to get Lottie back in the swing of things seemed like a good idea. She’s kept her promise to Jess to see it through but, as a lover of the quiet life, Lottie couldn’t be happier to say hello to a brand new year – The Year of Saying No! Unfortunately, the one thing she still seems unable to say no to is the crush she has on her best client and now friend, Army veteran, Seb Marshall. But she’s working on it, and with rescue dog Humphrey at her side, she knows that she’ll manage just fine. Lottie’s decision to stop trying to please everyone has brought a sense of relief beyond what she had expected. Her actions and determination have also begun to send ripples throughout her life and those closest to her, bringing about changes none of them could have expected. But will all those changes be for the good? What readers are saying about My Year of Saying No: 'I honestly fell head over heels in love with this book.' 'A warm and funny read with the biggest of hearts. It felt like a giant hug.' 'Modern, fresh, and unputdownable.' Rachel Dove 'I cannot stress enough how much I think you should read this novel.' 'Bloody brilliant!!! I adored this book and everything it made me feel! 'Pure fun escapism.' 'Funny, witty, romantic, uplifting, fabulously fun' 'Fast, fun, fantastic book from Maxine. She is fast becoming a favourite of mine. Keep them coming Maxine!' I absolutely adored this book!' 'Maxine Morrey has become a must-read for me.' 'I couldn't put this one down' 'Wow oh wow!!' 'What an absolutely gorgeous read, with utterly amazing characters. I have loved this book so much. It has been an absolute joy to read.' 'This is highly deserving of five million stars. It is a fantastic read!!' Praise for Maxine Morrey:'A lovely story that kept me turning the pages' Jules Wake ‘A stunning, perfect novel – it literally took my breath away.’ The Writing Garnet, 5 stars ‘A warm hug of a book.’ Rachel’s Random Reads, 5 stars

The Year of Saying Yes

The Year of Saying Yes
Author: Hannah Doyle
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2017-07-01
ISBN: 1472241258
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Year of Saying Yes Book Excerpt:

'Hannah's writing makes me laugh and laugh and LAUGH... I am officially a fan girl' Lucy Vine Welcome to Izzy's rollercoaster year of saying yes. Get ready for non-stop hilarity, unadulterated entertainment and the journey of a lifetime. The Year of Saying Yes was originally published as a four-part serial. This is the complete story! For fans of Anna Bell and Zoe May... Dear Readers, I hold my hands up: I'm stuck in a rut. For three years and counting I've been hopelessly in love with the same guy - and the closest we've ever got is a drunken arse grab (NB: this doesn't count). My favourite hobby is googling cats for spinsters and I'm sick of my shoestring salary that barely pays for my shoebox flat. I need a head-to-toe life makeover. Enter my 'Year of Saying Yes', which is where you come in. To help me sort out my sorry life, I need you to #DareIzzy. For the next 12 months I'll be saying 'yes' to your challenges, no matter how wild, adventurous or plain nuts they are. 'No' is not an option! Here goes... Wish me luck! I'm going to need it. Love, Izzy x Readers love THE YEAR OF SAYING YES: 'Prepare yourself readers, you will be in hysterics in laughter until your belly hurts. I FREAKING LOVED THIS... I feel like I have reunited with my old love. *happily sighs*' A Crave For Books Blog 'Move over Bridget Jones there's a new girl in town!' Goodreads reviewer 'A hilarious read' Bella magazine 'The most excellent and humorous book I have read in a very long time' Dreaming With Open Eyes 'I loved loved this book, it was fun, hilarious and witty' Escapades of a Bookworm 'SO good ... full of laugh-out-loud moments' On My Bookshelf 'A bundle of laughs' The Book Magnet '4% in, I was already laughing out loud and snorting ... the other 96% just kept getting better' The Writing Garnet 'A fabulous and fun read' By The Letter Book Reviews 'A hilarious, light hearted read' BrizzleLass Books 'A breath of fresh air, that made me laugh and smile the whole way through... I will be telling anyone who will listen to me, just how great this story really is' Kelly's Book Corner 'Hannah Doyle's witty writing had me hook, line and sinker' Shaz's Book Blog 'I highly encourage everyone to pick up this story' Alba In Bookland 'Ultimate beach read' Reveal magazine 'This is a laugh out loud level of funny ... an all around fun book to read ' Rachel's Random Reads Blog 'Prepare yourself readers you will be in hysterics in laughter until your belly hurts' A Crave For Books Blog

My Year in the No Man s Bay

My Year in the No Man s Bay
Author: Peter Handke
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 480
Release: 1998-08-05
ISBN: 1466806826
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Year in the No Man s Bay Book Excerpt:

Nobel Prize winner Peter Handke's autobiographical novel My Year in No-Man's Bay is "a meditation on two decades of a writer's life culminating in a solitary, sobering year of reckoning" (Publishers Weekly). In his most substantial novel to date, Handke tells the story of an Austrian writer--a man much like Handke himself--who undergoes a "metamorphosis" from self-assured artist into passive "observer and chronicler." He explores the world and describes his many severed relationships, from his tenuous contact with his son, to a failed marriage to "the Catalan," to a doomed love affair with a former Miss Yugoslavia. As the writer sifts through his memories, he is also under pressure to complete his next novel, but he cannot decide how to come to terms with both the complexity of the world and the inability of his novel to reflect it.

The Old Ducks Club

The Old Ducks  Club
Author: Maddie Please
Publsiher: Boldwood Books Ltd
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-05-18
ISBN: 1801621098
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Old Ducks Club Book Excerpt:

Sophia Gregory is fading away... Recently split from her married lover and about to turn sixty, Sophia doesn’t recognise the old woman staring back at her in the mirror. Where has her life gone so wrong? How has it come to this? A quiet holiday in beautiful Rhodes is the perfect chance for her to find herself again. Until she meets the Old Ducks! Bold and brash, Juliette, Kim and Anita are three friends who are determined not to grow old gracefully – and they are Sophia’s worse nightmare! But when Sophia is made an honorary member of The Old Ducks’ Club, she begins to discover a new side to life. Dancing and drinking till dawn Sophia starts to shake off her grey, drab old life and finds the fun side to living again! And when she meets her gorgeous Greek neighbour, Theo, she thinks that maybe, if she’s just a little braver, she can learn to spread her wings again.... It’s never too late to teach an Old Duck new tricks! A rip-roaring, laugh out loud story about the importance of friendship and always, always having fun! Perfect for fans of Judy Leigh and Dee Macdonald

The Good Bride Guide

The Good Bride Guide
Author: Matt Dunn
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2009-12-15
ISBN: 1849830533
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Good Bride Guide Book Excerpt:

A wise and moving laugh-out-loud feel-good story for fans of Sophie Kinsella, Mhairi McFarlane and Lindsey Kelk. Ben Grant is fed up with always meeting the wrong girl. Having just celebrated his 29th birthday by being dumped by his 29th girlfriend, he decides he can't go on like this. Why can't he be as blissfully happy as his best friend Ashif, about to marry the beautiful Prithi, a bride chosen for him by his parents? Suddenly Ben has a great idea: why not ask his own parents to do the same for him? But while Ben's parents see this as the perfect opportunity to set their son on the right path to matrimonial bliss, it soon becomes clear that Ben's idea of the kind of woman he wants to settle down with is quite different from that of his somewhat traditional mum and dad. Following a series of disastrous dates, Ben starts to realize that he wouldn't let his parents pick him out a shirt to wear, let alone a woman to marry. But when Ben finally meets the girl he thinks might be 'the one', he realizes that maybe he does have something to learn from his mum and dad after all. Can he learn the art of romance from his parents and land the girl of his dreams?

Laugh out Loud A User s Guide to Workplace Humor

Laugh out Loud  A User   s Guide to Workplace Humor
Author: Barbara Plester,Kerr Inkson
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2018-09-24
ISBN: 9811302839
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Laugh out Loud A User s Guide to Workplace Humor Book Excerpt:

This book is the first-ever authoritative work on the use and management of humor in the workplace. It is a practical guide for everyone involved: the humorists (‘jokers’), the targets (sometimes ‘victims’), the observers (‘audience’) and most of all the managers who have to ‘set the tone’ and encourage, control and manage humor. Humor is part and parcel of every workplace. However, while it usually demonstrates and fosters a united, happy workforce, it can at times be deeply damaging and divisive. The authors – academics with vast organizational experience and a research-based understanding of humor at work – bring together state-of-the art knowledge of the topic, making it fun, accessible and readable for all humor participants. The topics include how humor works, humor cultures in organizations, the many forms of workplace humor and their pros and cons, humor rituals at work, digital humor, workplace jokers, the 21st century issue of ‘political correctness’, and both the ‘bright side’ of humor (assisting positive cultures, making work ‘fun’), and its ‘dark side’ (where humor offends and humiliates). With over 60 ‘real life’ illustrative stories of workplace humor, a self-completion questionnaire to measure the Humor Climate in your organization, end-of-chapter ‘takeaways’ and an end-of-book summary advocating ‘best practice’, the book is a ‘fun’, how-to-do-it guide that will both inform and entertain.

The Year of Saying Yes Part 3

The Year of Saying Yes Part 3
Author: Hannah Doyle
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 66
Release: 2017-01-26
ISBN: 1472241282
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Year of Saying Yes Part 3 Book Excerpt:

Join Izzy in Part 3 of the THE YEAR OF SAYING YES. The complete novel is now also available to buy. 'Funny, modern and motivational, The Year of Saying Yes is the kick-up-the-backside feel-good read we all could do with! LOVED IT. #yessquad' Lisa Dickenson THE YEAR OF SAYING YES by Hannah Doyle will make you dirty-laugh, feel warm and fuzzy, and rediscover life's magic - all thanks to one little word: yes. Fans of Mhairi McFarlane's WHO'S THAT GIRL, Sophie Kinsella's MY NOT SO PERFECT LIFE, Anna Bell's THE BUCKET LIST TO MEND A BROKEN HEART and Joanna Bolouri's THE LIST, you're in for a real treat. Dear Readers Ahoy there! Welcome to Part Three of my 'Year of Saying Yes' which is shaping up to be a corker. I've been chock-a-block with your dares: - I'm now a health guru (I officially know what an 'alfafa sprout' is... bow before me) - I faced my fears and shared my wisdom with others #realtalk - After years of resenting Princess Perfect Pants - aka my sister, Olivia - we finally made up. In Paris, no less. Très bon! But it hasn't all been green smoothies and gadding about in gay Paris. There I was, floating on Cloud Nine with the man I thought was my dream guy until I crashed down to earth with a big fat bump when I discovered a big fat secret. Ouch. But don't fear, ye of little faith! New Izzy is made of tough stuff. Right? Love Izzy xx Stay tuned! Up next Izzy says yes to her hardest challenges yet. She learns to be brutally honest, sassy as hell , and brave in matters of the heart... Everyone is loving THE YEAR OF SAYING YES: 'Hilarious' Bella magazine 'The most excellent and humorous book I have read in a very long time' Dreaming With Open Eyes 'Fun, hilarious and witty' Escapades of a Bookworm 'SO good, so hilarious, so light-hearted and full of laugh-out-loud moments' On My Bookshelf 'A bundle of laughs from the very first page' The Book Magnet '4% in, I was already laughing out loud and snorting ... the other 96% just kept getting better' The Writing Garnet 'Fabulous and fun' By The Letter Book Reviews 'A hilarious, light hearted read' BrizzleLass Books 'A breath of fresh air, that made me laugh and smile the whole way through' Kelly's Book Corner 'Had me hook, line and sinker' Shaz's Book Blog 'I highly encourage everyone to pick up this story (say yes to it!)' Alba In Bookland

Fame Adjacent

Fame Adjacent
Author: Sarah Skilton
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-04-09
ISBN: 1409191931
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fame Adjacent Book Excerpt:

'A fun, entertaining read with a sweet romance to boot.' HelloGiggles What if your best days happened when you were eleven? It's not easy being the only cast member of a 1990s song-and-dance show who didn't become a household name. Holly Danner has made her peace with watching her childhood friends become world-famous from afar. But when she finds out there's a 25th anniversary for the show and she wasn't invited, it's time to set the record straight. There's just one problem, she's stuck in rehab - for her internet addiction - and the only person who can help her is a handsome and infuriating fellow patient who doesn't think she should confront her famous ex-friends. But it's finally Holly's time in the spotlight and nothing is going to stop her... FAME ADJACENT is a hilarious and feel-good story of love, friendship, and fame, as seen through the eyes of a girl who lived it - from the sidelines. Perfect for fans of Paige Toon and Giovanna Fletcher. Praise for Sarah Skilton's Fame Adjacent: 'Pure fun with a sweet romance and flawed characters who are trying to come to terms with the past and move on' Goodreads reviewer 'Genuinely funny ' Goodreads reviewer 'This book has many laugh out loud, feel-good moments. With a very sweet love story.' Netgalley reviewer 'lots of humour, lovely charismatic characters and a cute romance. A nice summer read.' Netgalley reviewer

It s Now or Never

It s Now or Never
Author: Carole Matthews
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN: 1405523646
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

It s Now or Never Book Excerpt:

A classic Carole Matthews with a brand-new look. --------------- Two sisters. One important birthday. A year of taking chances. When twins Annie and Lauren attend their older sister Chelsea's fortieth birthday party at the Dorchester Hotel, they wonder why their lives are so different. Chelsea's husband is twirling her round the dance floor, while Annie's husband has gone fishing and Lauren's lover is at home with his wife and children. Annie and Lauren decide it's time to make a change and turn their lives around, it's time they starting living for again. But have they left it too late? It's now or never. Praise for Carole Matthews: 'An absolute joy' Milly Johnson 'A gorgeous novel that will delight' Katie Fforde 'Warm, witty and hopeful - I was charmed' Sarah Morgan

Better You Better Me

Better You  Better Me
Author: Jason Matthews
Publsiher: Jason Matthews
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2014-09-14
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Better You Better Me Book Excerpt:

There’s a better version of you ready to be energized. The ideas in this book are easy to add to your life, and they work wonders. You’ll be happier. Your body will be healthier. Your mind will be activated, creating the life of your dreams. Success and prosperity are in your power. Deeper, more meaningful relationships are there too. You’ll surge with gratitude for the abundance life delivers. It’s time to embrace the “new you.”

You Only Live Once

You Only Live Once
Author: Maxine Morrey
Publsiher: Boldwood Books Ltd
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-06-14
ISBN: 1801626235
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

You Only Live Once Book Excerpt:

‘Absorbing, funny and oh-so-romantic. I loved every page!' When Lily’s husband dies, she moves to the edge of a tiny village, settling into a solitary life, her only real company her brother and his family. A quiet life becomes her safe space, with no risk of getting hurt. When her brother offers her spare room to his oldest friend, Jack, Lily’s reluctant – but knowing how much she owes her family, can’t say no. A lodger takes some getting used to but to her surprise, Lily begins to enjoy Jack’s company. Slowly but surely, Jack encourages Lily to step outside her comfort zone. But taking risks means facing the consequences, and telling people how she really feels, means Lily might have to face losing them. But as the saying goes - you only live once - and being brave could mean Lily gets a second chance at love... ‘Read yourself happy’ with Maxine Morrey’s latest feel-good, unforgettable and utterly uplifting love story, guaranteed to make you smile. Perfect for fans of Mhaira McFarlane and Sophie Kinsella. Praise for Maxine Morrey: 'An uplifting read that stops you in your tracks and makes you wonder "....but what if?" Absorbing, funny and oh-so-romantic, I loved every page!' Rachel Burton 'A super sweet read, guaranteed to warm any winter evening' Samantha Tonge 'A lovely story that kept me turning the pages' Jules Wake ‘A stunning, perfect novel – it literally took my breath away.’ The Writing Garnet, 5 stars ‘A warm hug of a book.’ Rachel’s Random Reads, 5 stars

The One Who s Not the One

The One Who s Not the One
Author: Keris Stainton
Publsiher: Bookouture
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-02-22
ISBN: 1786814579
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The One Who s Not the One Book Excerpt:

‘I absolutely loved this book! I was laughing out loud at certain scenes and when I tried to go to bed I ended up giggling myself into a fit thinking about them. Absolutely amazing… A delightful, HILARIOUS book.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars Cat’s life has hit a brick wall. Since her ex ditched her without ceremony five years ago she’s quit stand-up comedy, landed in a steady but dull job, and lives in a tiny flat with roommates she knows only as The One Who Eats All My Food and The One Who Has Really Loud Sex. So when she bumps into old friend Harvey and sparks fly, Cat is surprised – and horrified, because Harvey is her ex’s brother, and so absolutely, 100% off-limits romantically. Even if his dimples do make her insides fizz… When she’s offered a new job abroad, Cat is tempted to accept – and leave her depressing flat and mess of a love life behind her. But will running away from her problems really solve them? A hilarious rom com about falling in love, falling out of love, and finding out who you really are. Fans of Jenny Colgan, Marian Keyes and Mhairi McFarlane will love Keris Stainton! Read what everyone is saying about The One Who's Not the One: ‘A fabulous feel-good read… This book had me in tears, both happy and sad ones in equal doses! It had me hooked from the first page and it certainly had me laughing out loud unashamedly!’ Stardust Book Reviews ‘I absolutely adored this book from start to finish. All the characters were so lovable and the story was lovely and totally laugh-out-loud funny… I love funny and heartwarming love stories so this ticked all my boxes.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘I couldn’t put it down. It’s funny, engaging and thoroughly relatable. I really enjoyed it. It’s got some genuinely laugh-out-loud moments while being full of real heart as well. Loved it!’ Bibliophile Book Club ‘Another Keris book I absolutely adored!… I instantly fell in love with Cat, Kelly and Harvey! Oh my god, Harvey what a soft space nerd! I love him! Cat felt so very real and I just want to sit and have a glass of wine with her and Kelly!… Like one big hug from a friend.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘What a great book! Romantic, funny and easy to read. Cat is the type of character you would like to hang out with every day. I didn't want this story to end.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘I was laughing a lot… I had a lot of fun reading it… Cat and Harvey were utterly charming in this contemporary romantic comedy!.. The ending… My goodness, folks… Just read to the end. Trust me… This is the first book I have read by Keris Stainton, and I look forward to reading future books by her! Anyone that can make me laugh out loud while reading has a gift.’ Goodreads reviewer ‘An adorable rom com! I read it in one sitting… There are hilarious antics, laugh-out-loud moments. ’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘This was my first Keris Stainton book and I'm actually so angry that I haven't read anything by her before! I read this book in one go… I just couldn't put it down!… I loved everything about Cat and Harvey… I couldn't stop thinking about them all morning.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Highly enjoyable!… A delight to read… The relationship between Cat and Kelly (and her family) is what makes this book special. What a fantastic friendship.’ Goodreads reviewer ‘I absolutely loved this book… It's warm and funny and the characters are so relatable… Her friendship with Kelly is wonderful… Another triumph of a book!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Million Love Songs

Million Love Songs
Author: Carole Matthews
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-01-04
ISBN: 0751560316
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Million Love Songs Book Excerpt:

What are readers saying about Carole Matthews? 'Fabulously enjoyable . . . full of heart and fun' Milly Johnson 'Gorgeous' Katie Fforde 'I laughed and cried and marvelled' Cathy Bramley MILLION LOVE SONGS is a Sunday Times bestselling sensation from the queen of laugh-out-loud, feel-good fiction. ********************** Ruby Brown is ready for a change. She's single for the first time in years and she's going to dive into this brave new world with a smile on her face and a spring in her step. The last thing she's looking for is a serious relationship. Mason represents everything Ruby wants right now: he's charming, smooth and perfect for some no-strings-attached fun. Joe on the other hand is kind and attractive, but comes with the sort of baggage Ruby wants to avoid: an annoyingly attractive ex-wife and two teenage children. Ruby thinks she knows what she wants, but is it what she needs to be truly happy? It's about to get emotional in Million Love Songs. Praise for Million Love Songs 'Sparkling . . . light-hearted, laugh-packed fun' Sunday Mirror 'One of our favourite authors, Carole Matthews always delivers a delicious read, and Million Love Songs is another delightful read. Full of humour and emotional dilemmas, this latest book is perfect to curl up with on the sofa in this unpredictable weather. Highly Recommended!' Hot Brands Cool Places

Say What

Say What
Author: Cynthia Attar
Publsiher: Cynthia Attar
Total Pages: 117
Release: 2007-02-28
ISBN: 0965177637
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Say What Book Excerpt:

Did you know a tree has feelings of connection? Did you realize pets have great advice to assist humans to evolve? Ever wondered if fish worry about their river bottoms shifting? The author spent many hours having deep conversations with many aspects of nature and what roles humans play in the broad spectrum of life. These chats will surprise, amuse, and shock you in their raw no nonsense answers to the author's questions.

Look Great Feel Great

Look Great  Feel Great
Author: Joyce Meyer
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2009-06-11
ISBN: 1444709232
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Look Great Feel Great Book Excerpt:

'I wrote Look Great, Feel Great, because I can truthfully say that I feel better physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually right now than I have ever felt in my life.' 'No matter what age or condition you are in, you can do the same.' Joyce Meyer's acclaimed New York Times bestseller: - Provides a twelve-key plan for overcoming the poor eating and exercise habits that prevent us from fulfilling our potential - Demonstrates the amazing spiritual benefits of a healthier lifestyle - Digs beneath the self-respect crisis that threatens society today - Includes a Daily Self-Maintenance Checklist and Quick-Fix Emergency Sheet

You Can t Say You Can t Play

You Can   t Say You Can   t Play
Author: Vivian Gussin Paley
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 1993-07-16
ISBN: 0674417615
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

You Can t Say You Can t Play Book Excerpt:

Who of us cannot remember the pain and humiliation of being rejected by our classmates? However thick-skinned or immune to such assaults we may become as adults, the memory of those early exclusions is as palpable to each of us today as it is common to human experience. We remember the uncertainty of separating from our home and entering school as strangers and, more than the relief of making friends, we recall the cruel moments of our own isolation as well as those children we knew were destined to remain strangers. In this book Vivian Paley employs a unique strategy to probe the moral dimensions of the classroom. She departs from her previous work by extending her analysis to children through the fifth grade, all the while weaving remarkable fairy tale into her narrative description. Paley introduces a new rule—“You can’t say you can’t play”—to her kindergarten classroom and solicits the opinions of older children regarding the fairness of such a rule. We hear from those who are rejected as well as those who do the rejecting. One child, objecting to the rule, says, “It will be fairer, but how are we going to have any fun?” Another child defends the principle of classroom bosses as a more benign way of excluding the unwanted. In a brilliant twist, Paley mixes fantasy and reality, and introduces a new voice into the debate: Magpie, a magical bird, who brings lonely people to a place where a full share of the sun is rightfully theirs. Myth and morality begin to proclaim the same message and the schoolhouse will be the crucible in which the new order is tried. A struggle ensues and even the Magpie stories cannot avoid the scrutiny of this merciless pack of social philosophers who will not be easily caught in a morality tale. You Can’t Say You Can’t Play speaks to some of our most deeply held beliefs. Is exclusivity part of human nature? Can we legislate fairness and still nurture creativity and individuality? Can children be freed from the habit of rejection? These are some of the questions. The answers are to be found in the words of Paley’s schoolchildren and in the wisdom of their teacher who respectfully listens to them.

The Bucket List to Mend a Broken Heart

The Bucket List to Mend a Broken Heart
Author: Anna Bell
Publsiher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-03-10
ISBN: 1785760386
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bucket List to Mend a Broken Heart Book Excerpt:

"Romantic and refreshing" Mhairi McFarlane. A hilarious new romantic comedy for fans of Lindsey Kelk, Sophie Kinsella or A Year Of Being Single Abi's barely left her bed since Joseph, the love of her life, dumped her, saying they were incompatible. When Joseph leaves a box of her possessions on her doorstep, she finds a bucket list of ten things she never knew he wanted to do. Will completing the action-packed list - no easy challenge for the naturally timid Abi - be the way to win back her man? Or might Abi just have a surprise in store...? SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE ALREADY SAYING ABOUT THIS BRILLIANT ROMANTIC COMEDY 'A fun, bouncy, brilliant tale' Heat 'Funny, relatable and fabulously written, it's even inspired us to come up with a bucket list of our own!' Daily Express ''A wonderfully warm romantic comedy . . . the perfect read' Daily Record

Something to Talk About

Something to Talk About
Author: Meryl Wilsner
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-05-26
ISBN: 0349427127
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Something to Talk About Book Excerpt:

'The kind of Hollywood ending that will make you believe in soul mates' Lyssa Kay Adams, author of The Bromance Book Club A show runner and her assistant give the world something to talk about when they accidentally fuel a ridiculous rumour. Hollywood powerhouse Jo is photographed making her assistant Emma laugh on the red carpet, and just like that, the tabloids declare them a couple. The so-called scandal couldn't come at a worse time - threatening Emma's promotion and Jo's new movie. As the gossip spreads, it starts to affect all areas of their lives. Paparazzi are following them outside the office, coworkers are treating them differently, and a 'source' is feeding information to the media. But their only comment is 'no comment'. With the launch of Jo's film project fast approaching, the two women begin to spend even more time together, getting along famously. Emma seems to have a sixth sense for knowing what Jo needs. And Jo, known for being aloof and outwardly cold, opens up to Emma in a way neither of them expects. They begin to realise the rumour might not be so off base after all . . . but is acting on the spark between them worth fanning the gossip flames? Everyone's talking about Meryl Wilsner. . . 'A fresh and fun romance . . . Meryl Wilsner is a great new voice whose perspective is both extremely welcome and desperately needed' Jen Deluca, author of Well Met 'An extremely fun, supremely readable slow-burn romance that had me yelling, JUST KISS ALREADY!' . . . Emma and Jo's love story is both irresistible and a total breath of fresh air' Kerry Winfrey, author of Waiting for Tom Hanks 'Completely captivating and so satisfying' Booklist (starred review) 'An unputdownable slow-burn romance with well-drawn and incredibly real characters. Wilsner does an amazing job exploring a Hollywood love story' Library Journal (starred review) 'A sparkling debut with vibrant characters, a compelling Hollywood studio setting, and a sweet slow-burn romance' Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Are We Nearly There Yet

Are We Nearly There Yet
Author: Lucy Vine
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-04-18
ISBN: 1409180891
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Are We Nearly There Yet Book Excerpt:

Escape on a round-the-world trip with Lucy Vine's hilarious novel about FOMO, #findingthefun and losing yourself - longlisted for the Comedy Women in Print Prize 2020 'Made me scream laughing. I enjoyed it SO much' Marian Keyes 'Have you ever messed up so badly you had to leave the country? This feelgood journey contains one of the best vagina jokes ever. We didn't want it to end' Heat Magazine Alice is turning thirty and is stuck in a rut. Her friends are all coupling up and settling down, while she's still working as a temp, trying (and failing) not to shag her terrible ex, getting thrown out of clubs, and accidentally sexting her boss... She decides to throw caution to the wind and jets off on a round-the-world adventure to #FindTheFun and find herself. Of course, she's no more likely to find the answer to true happiness on the beach in Thailand than she is at the electric beach in Tooting, but at least in Thailand there's paddleboard yoga. Can Alice find happiness on her travels? Or is she more likely to lose herself all over again...? 'Really, really funny, but also kind of heart wrenching' Sophie Kinsella 'Hilarious and touching' Louise O'Neill 'Warning: read this book and you will doubtless snort with laughter in inappropriate public places. Quite simply, #brilliant' Ella Dove 'Her best work yet: it's funner, it's more tender . . . You need to have this in your beach bag' Laura Jane Williams 'I tore through this quicker than a duty-free Toblerone . . . Wickedly funny and painfully perceptive' Lauren Bravo 'Utterly addictive and utterly charming...her best yet' Daisy Buchanan 'A bawdy breath of fresh air' Sunday Mirror

Legends of the Samurai

Legends of the Samurai
Author: Hiroaki Sato
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2012-03-06
ISBN: 1468301373
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Legends of the Samurai Book Excerpt:

In Legends of the Samurai, Hiroaki Sato confronts both the history and the legend of the samurai, untangling the two to present an authentic picture of these legendary warriors. Through his masterful translations of original samurai tales, laws, dicta, reports, and arguments accompanied by insightful commentary, Sato chronicles the changing ethos of the Japanese warrior from the samurai's historical origins to his rise to political power. A fascinating look at Japanese history as seen through the evolution of the samurai, Legends of the Samurai stands as the ultimate authority on its subject.