Description : ‘Shari expertly traps you, confounds you and leaves you gasping at the end. More, please . . .’ FIONA BARTON Why would you run scared from a happy home? You're waiting for your beloved husband to get home from work. You're making dinner, looking forward to hearing about his day. That's the last thing you remember. You wake up in hospital, with no idea how you got there. They tell you that you were in an accident; you lost control of your car whilst driving in a dangerous part of town. The police suspect you were up to no good. But your husband refuses to believe it. Your best friend isn't so sure. And even you don't know what to believe . . . ***** Praise for Shari Lapena: 'I thought the read-it-in-one-sitting thing was a cliché. Not any more.' LINWOOD BARCLAY 'Entirely compelling, utterly realistic. You will not see the twists coming.' Daily Mail 'Meticulously crafted and razor sharp.' HARLAN COBEN 'A twisty, utterly riveting tale.' TESS GERRITSEN 'Shari Lapena furnishes a clever array of motives and suspects. The tension is high and remains to the last, stunning page.' The Times 'Tense. Unpredictable. Unputdownable. Shari's novels are domestic noir at its finest' SIMON KERNICK ‘Smart, twisty thriller . . . It's taut, intelligent and compelling’ Heat ALSO OUT NOW the new Sunday Times bestseller from Shari Lapena: SOMEONE WE KNOW
Description : This special edition of The Templeton Twins Have an Idea: Book One also includes a sneak preview of The Templeton Twins Make a Scene: Book Two and a Q&A with the author. Suppose there were 12-year-old twins, a boy and girl named John and Abigail Templeton. Let's say John was pragmatic and played the drums, and Abigail was theoretical and solved cryptic crosswords. Now suppose their father was a brilliant, if sometimes confused, inventor. And suppose that another set of twins—adults—named Dean D. Dean and Dan D. Dean, kidnapped the Templeton twins and their ridiculous dog in order to get their father to turn over one of his genius (sort of) inventions. Yes, I said kidnapped. Wouldn't it be fun to read about that? Oh please. It would so. Luckily for you, this is just the first in a series perfect for boys and girls who are smart, clever, and funny (just like the twins), and enjoy reading adventurous stories (who doesn't?!).
Description : Life is a collection of moments, some memorable and some mundane. Often it is the tiniest things that bring the greatest joy, even though at that time, we have no idea that what we are witnessing may be magical, something that we will talk about and laugh over after many years. Packed with her hilarious narratives, poignant observations and a writing style loved by millions across the world, this book is certain to strike a chord with anybody who has children or who has been a child, themselves! For those who have read 34 Bubblegums and Candies, this is a new version, with many additional stories. For others, it is a heart-warming, hilarious, and inspiring collection of true anecdotes from the author’s life, telling us to Love A Little Stronger, no matter what happens.
Description : Citizenship is the main axis of modern political legitimacy... But for all its evident centrality to modern politics, it would be quite wrong to assume that citizenship itself is well understood. "Paul Magnette's book offers an economical and illuminating guide through many of the elements which have gone into the intellectual and ideological history of modern citizenship. In doing so, he clearly surpasses any other recent analysis in any language known to me. This is a book to read closely and reflect on with the utmost care. It is our story; and to make a wiser future we must learn to understand it a great deal better. In that exacting and pressing task Paul Magnette's lucid and patient book offers nothing but help". John Dunn, University of Cambridge
Description : In this book I bring to you exceptional insights that will equip you as you prepare to start a new year.Important questions to ask yourself as you read this bookWhat did you achieve in 2018?What did you fail at in 2018?INVESTMENTIf you go to a club 8 times a month then your investment is in entertainment.If you go to Church 4 times a month then your investment is in your spiritual growth.If you attend business conferences 2 times a month your investment is your financial growth.If you attended college 4 times a week then your investment is your education.It is not rocket science that your return or profit comes only from the venture you invested in. This also explains why certain people are ahead in life. You cannot envy a person who is doing well financially when they have invested their time in business conferences and financial literature, while you were busy spending all your time watching TV and clubbing.PRIORITIES AND MOTIVESMOTIVES REVEAL THE WHY? AND A PRIORITY REVEALS THE WHEN?I would like to caution those people who pursue fame before value, glory before sacrifice and praise before work. Misplaced priorities and motives divert most young people from achieving the real purpose in life. Your motive in life should be to get better so that your life can inspire people around you. "Action expresses priorities".Mohandas GandhiATTITUDESome of us are so talented and gifted but our attitude is our worst enemy; we are so prideful. We treat people like we are better than them; we talk to people like we are doing them a favor. We look down on people like they are nothing. In 2019 use humility as an asset to create new opportunities for yourself. Be humble enough to learn and listen, even if you know something well pay attention to people who want to talk to you. You have no idea who holds a key to your breakthrough."Your attitude is like a price tag, it shows how valuable you are."unknowSEEK RIGHT ATTENTIONWe all have great and amazing power to influence people in a positive way. Nevertheless we sometimes use social media for the wrong reasons. Never post your life out just to validate your value and worth. Counting and worrying about how many likes and comments you get on facebook or instagram posts is seeking the wrong kind of attention. If you can use that same energy and put it into developing your talents and skills; the next 12 months will never be the same for you. Where you invest your time the most is the place you will get your harvest from.FEARFear can be real and it can also be an illusion. Sadly enough the fear that keeps people in the prison of their minds is an illusion. Fear of failure.Fear of success.Fear of rejection.Fear of change.In 2019 you should confront your fears and see what life has to offer on the other side. "Being aware of your fear is smart. Overcoming it is the mark of a successful person."Seth GodinHAPPINESSHappiness is not the absence of sadness but a choice you make to live happily even when all odds are against you.We lose happiness when we allow people to validate us.We lose happiness when we constantly compare our lives to those of other people.We lose happiness when we allow people to determine our destiny.If you want to be happy accept who you are and love yourself unconditionally.TIMEGuard your time well. Time lost is time that is never regained. The next 12 months are the most important asset in your life. Never waste time on things or people who have no business wasting your time. Time seems abundant in your 20s and 30s but it is in your 40s and 50s that you look back to find there is nothing to show for the years that have passed. This is a painful time when regrets set in. Ask an elderly person about theI HOPE THIS BOOK INSPIRES YOU AS YOU PURSUE YOUR DREAMS
Description : I’m a bodyguard. I walk softly and carry a big...stick. Too bad I have no idea how to use it. I know what you’re thinking. How the hell do you end up a virgin when you live in a city known for easy access? But my focus is protecting the women of New York...not fulfilling my every desire. Then I meet her. *** The epic saga Shameless fans have been waiting for!! Before Sin ~5/22 Sin ~5/29 Sinful ~6/19 The Shameless Trilogy (Noah + Lucia) Shameless Shameful Unashamed - - Shame (free prequel) The Force Duet (Jonas + JJ) Force Enforce - - Forceful (free prequel) The Deep Duet Deep Deeper - - In Deep (free prequel)
Description : When Kenzie accidentally runs down his ex-girlfriend in a bicycle accident, he finds that everyone suspects him of injuring her on purpose and must fight to prove his innocence.
Description : 'Absorbing . . . an intelligent and clear-eyed account of much that goes on in our country' Sunday Times Getting to grips with Great Britain is harder than ever. We are a nation that chose Brexit, rejects immigration but is dependent on it, is getting older but less healthy, is more demanding of public services but less willing to pay for them, is tired of intervention abroad but wants to remain a global authority. We have an over-stretched, free health service (an idea from the 1940s that may not survive the 2020s), overcrowded prisons, a military without an evident purpose, an education system the envy of none of the Western world. How did we get here and where are we going? How Britain Really Works is a guide to Britain and its institutions (the economy, the military, schools, hospitals, the media, and more), which explains just how we got to wherever it is we are. It will not tell you what opinions to have, but will give you the information to help you reach your own. By the end, you will know how Britain works - or doesn't. 'Stig Abell is an urbane, and often jaunty guide to modern Britain, in the mould of Bill Bryson' Irish Times
Description : In Race: The History of an Idea in the West Ivan Hannaford guides readers through a dangerous engagement with an idea that so permeates Western thinking that we expect to find it, active or dormant, as an organizing principle in all societies. But, Hannaford shows, race is not a universal idea—not even in the West. It is an idea with a definite pedigree, and Hannaford traces that confused pedigree from Hesiod to the Holocaust and beyond. Hannaford begins by examining the ideas of race supposedly held in the ancient world, contrasting them with the complex social, philosophical, political, and scientific ideas actually held at the time. Through the medieval, Renaissance, and early modern periods he critically examines precursors in history, science, and philosophy. Hannaford distinguishes those cultures' ideas of social inclusion, rank, and role from modern ones based on race. But he also finds the first traces of the modern ideas of race in the proto-sciences of late medieval cabalism and hermeticism. Following that trail forward, he describes the establishment of the modern scientific and philosophical notions of race in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and shows how those notions became popular and pervasive, even among those who claim to be nonracist. At the same time, Hannaford sets out an alternative to a race-based notion of humanity. In his examination of ancient Greece, he finds in what was then a dazzling new idea, politics, a theory of how to bring a purposeful oneness to a society composed of diverse families, tribes, and interests. This idea of politics has a history, too, and its presence has waxed and waned through the ages. At a time when new controversies have again raised the question of whether race and social destiny are ineluctably joined as partners, Race: The History of an Idea in the West reveals that one of the partners is a phantom—medieval astrology and physiognomy disguised by pseudoscientific thought. And Race raises a difficult practical question: What price do we place on our political traditions, institutions, and civic arrangements? This ambitious volume reexamines old questions in new ways that will stimulate a wide readership.