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My Thoughts Exactly
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 352

My Thoughts Exactly

THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Shortlisted for the Specsavers National Book Awards 2018 'Unflinching, unputdownable' Guardian 'Witty, dark, devastating' Caitlin Moran 'An amazing read. Brutally honest' Matt Haig ********************************************************** So, this is me. Lily Allen. I am a woman. I am a mother. I was a wife. I drink. I have taken drugs. I have loved and been let down. I am a success and a failure. I am a songwriter. I am a singer. I am all these things and more. When women share their stories, loudly and clearly and honestly, things begin to change - for the better. This is my story.

The Beekeeper of Aleppo
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 400

The Beekeeper of Aleppo

In the midst of war, he found love In the midst of darkness, he found courage In the midst of tragedy, he found hope The Beekeeper of Aleppo What will you find from his story? Nuri is a beekeeper; his wife, Afra, an artist. They live a simple life, rich in family and friends, in the beautiful Syrian city of Aleppo - until the unthinkable happens. When all they care for is destroyed by war, they are forced to escape. But what Afra has seen is so terrible she has gone blind, and so they must embark on a perilous journey through Turkey and Greece towards an uncertain future in Britain. On the way, Nuri is sustained by the knowledge that waiting for them is Mustafa, his cousin and business partn...

A Most Magical Girl
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 288

A Most Magical Girl

Magical machines, wizards, witches, mysterious underworlds, a race against time - and two most magical girls. Annabel Grey has been brought up to be a very proper Victorian young lady. But being 'proper' isn't always easy - especially when you can sometimes see marvellous (as well as terrifying) things in puddles. But parlour tricks such as these are nothing compared to the world that Annabel is about to enter... After the rather sudden departure of her mother, Annabel is sent to live with her aunts. They claim to be Shoreditch witches, and from a very old family line of them too. They're keen to introduce Annabel to their world of transformation, potions and flying broomsticks (which seem t...

A Sprig of Sea Lavender
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 176

A Sprig of Sea Lavender

Up-and-coming painter, Sandra Telford, races down the platform to catch her train to London. Two hours later she's found dead at her seat. At her feet is a portfolio containing millions of pounds worth of unlisted artwork - and a single sprig of sea lavender. Inspector Piet Deventer, an art lover himself, is put on the case. The victim is the former lover of an escaped convict, the mastermind behind one of the largest gold robberies of the century - and Piet suspects the two cases might be connected. Struggling for leads, Piet enlists the help of Sally Graham, a friend of the victim, to help with his investigation. But with a dangerous criminal on the loose, Piet will need all his wits about him - so it doesn't help that he finds himself falling in love . . . A Sprig of Sea Lavender is J.R.L. Anderson's first mystery featuring Piet Deventer, and is an unmissable read for all lovers of English crime.

Brock's Assassin
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 352

Brock's Assassin

For fans of Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe series, Brock's Assassin is the final book in a heroic series of novels about Brock's troop. Introducing Jonathan Westlake, a man of courage and integrity in a war that divides a continent, in a tale of love and treachery, fame and fortune. Jonathan Westlake is a hero to be reckoned with in the follow-up to Brock's Agent, Brock's Railroad and Brock's Traitor. The Americans have invaded at last, and the border towns of Canada are ablaze. As the British army retreats north through a painful blizzard, Jonathan Westlake's mission to combat treacherous forces in his own ranks continues - although he fears it might be too late. When Westlake is injured, only a beautiful American keeps him from death's door. But if the young hero can recover, the British Navy has one last gambit - a daring mission that will take the war to Washington itself.

Goldenhand
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 400

Goldenhand

The hugely anticipated return to Garth Nix's New York Times bestselling Old Kingdom series, perfect for readers who love Philip Pullman. Lirael is no longer a shy Second Assistant Librarian. She is the Abhorsen-in-Waiting, with dead creatures to battle and Free Magic entities to bind. She's also a Remembrancer, and wielder of the Dark Mirror. When Lirael finds Nicholas Sayre lying unconscious after being attacked by a hideous Free Magic creature, she uses her powers to save him. But Nicholas is deeply tainted with Free magic and Lirael must seek help for him at her childhood home, the Clayr's Glacier. But even as she returns to the Clayr, a messenger is trying to reach Lirael with a dire war...

Learning to Speak American
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 400

Learning to Speak American

'A moving and engaging debut novel . . . shortens the dark nights' Santa Montefiore. An emotional and uplifting story of starting again, perfect for fans of Hilary Boyd and The Tea Planter's Wife. Having suffered in silence since the tragic death of their young daughter, Lola and Duncan Drummond's last chance to rediscover their love for one another lies in an anniversary holiday to the gorgeous Napa Valley. Unable to talk about what happened, Duncan reaches out to his wife the only way he knows how - he buys her a derelict house, the restoration of which might just restore their relationship. As Lola works on the house she begins to realise the liberating power of letting go. But just as sh...

Reveal: Robbie Williams
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 512

Reveal: Robbie Williams

'It's much more interesting to be a little bit broken and talk about your vulnerabilities.' An intimate, funny and frank account of the moments behind the music, the truth behind the headlines and the fascinatingly complicated man behind the imperious entertainer, Robbie Williams. Bestselling author Chris Heath has been working closely with Robbie for many years to create a personal and raw account of fame, fortune, family and music. This vivid and detailed portrait shows the real highs and lows of Robbie's life as he found his way forward, one that is unprecedented in its intimacy and honesty. Long-awaited by millions, Reveal is the uncensored and compelling portrait of Robbie as you've never seen him before.

Just For Fins
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 336

Just For Fins

Half-mermaid, half-human Lily's life is a whirlpool of complication. Not only does she have to step up and help childhood friend Tellin, whose kingdom is under threat from the changing ocean climate, she has to face the fact that an ancient mer law might separate her from her human boyfriend Quince after all . . .

Supersaurs 1: Raptors of Paradise
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 352

Supersaurs 1: Raptors of Paradise

A thrilling new adventure series: what would the world look like if dinosaurs had never died out? Imagine a world where dinosaurs have survived and evolved as ... SUPERSAURS. This is the world that Bea Kingsley lives in, a world where humans live side by side with supersaurs, sometimes in peace but often in conflict. Bea is the daughter of explorer parents who went missing when she was just a baby. So when her grandmother suddenly takes her on a trip to the remote Indonesian islands of Aru, Bea starts asking some big questions. But the more questions Bea asks, the more trouble she and her grandmother find themselves in. Was the journey to the islands a big mistake? The adventure starts here... SUPERSAURS: RAPTORS OF PARADISE is the launch of a major new six book series for children, illustrated throughout with magnificent black and white artwork. The ground-breaking Supersaurs app uses state-of-the-art augmented reality to make the world of Supersaurs literally leap off the page and into the real world . . .