By Shifra Horn
"Come, listen, listen to the story of the curse that foreshadowed every father's disappearance. Be comforted by your four mothers" Shifra Horn's lyrical novel spans five generations of women and one hundred years of life in Jerusalem. While Amal is despondent at her husband's desertion after the birth of her first child, her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother realise that the birth of a healthy boy means their family's curse has been broken. Motherhood initiates Amal into the secrets of her family's history and the rich tapestry of the lives of her four "mothers": Mazal, whose ill-fated marriage brought about the curse; her daughter Sara, who has healing powers; Sara's daughter, Pnina-Mazal, who can read others' thoughts; and her daughter Geula - Amal's mother - whose sharp intellect and idealism are both a gift and a burden.
By Don L. Goldenberg
Fibromyalgia is a debilitating disease that affects a large number of people - an estimated to 500,000 people in the UK alone. With symptoms ranging from extreme fatigue to sleep disturbances, headaches and pain throughout the body, it is a disease which for years has baffled medical science. Fibromyalgia is the first definitive guide to the causes, symptoms and treatment options for this increasingly common illness. Don Goldenberg has treated over 20, 000 sufferers and is America's leading investigator into the disease. In this book he answers patients' most frequently asked questions. Explains the common symptoms and why they occur; Explores the link between fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; Explores the latest theories about the causes of the disease. Examines the connection between your emotional state and fibromyalgia. Details what conventional treatments are available. Explores the effectiveness of complementary and natural remedies. Debunks the myths and misinformation that abound about this disease Dr Goldenberg answers the most frequently asked questions about fibromyalgia: What is fibromyalgia and what causes the disease? Why is diagnosis so difficult and controversial? Why do I hurt all over? Am I just depressed and is the problem all in my head? What medications should I take? Can complementary therapies really help? Most importantly How do I get better?
By Susan Scott
Fierce Conversations is a way of conducting business. An attitude. A way of life. Communications expert Susan Scott maintains that a single conversation can change the trajectory of a career, marriage or life. Whether these are conversations with yourself, partner, colleagues, customers, family or friends, Fierce Conversations shows you how to have conversations that count. Scott reveals how to:*Overcome the barriers to meaningful conversations*Express who you are and what you believe*Confront tough issues with courage, confidence and sensitivity*Overcome fear to get to the heart of the problem*Inspire followers, attract believers and build visions that become reality*Bring about real change through talking*Encourage others to reveal their true opinionsPacked with exercises and questionnaires to help you have the best conversations possible, Fierce Conversations will revolutionise the way you communicate.
Finding Your Own North Star
By Martha Beck
Do you feel that your life has taken a wrong turn and you don't know how to get back on track? This book provides a step-by-step programme to put you on course again. Aimed at everyone, it shows you how to recognise your deepest desires, examines why they have been forgotten and then gives practical advice on how to fulfil them. Helps you identify your dreams and goals. Lets you repair unconscious beliefs and emotional wounds that may be blocking your progress. Provides a map to guide you through your life changes. Takes you through every stage from recognising your dream to planning its implementation. Motivates you throughout with thoroughly tested case studies, questionnaires, and exercise. Written with inspiration, wit and wisdom, Finding Your Own North Star is a trusted companion for your new life journey.
Fight Fat After Forty
By Pamela Peeke
It's not only food and inactivity that can make you fat in midlife - so can stress. After the age of forty, the accrued stresses of a lifetime and the inevitable onset of the perimenopause begin to take their physical toll on a woman. This toxic stress builds emergency fat inside the body and leads to bad eating regimes, particularly in the over-forties. In Fight Fat After Forty renowned clinician and scientist Dr Pamela Peeke explains her revolutionary plan for fighting stress-eating and shedding 'toxic weight' forever. Reveals that stress makes you fat! Offers a revolutionary three-pronged approach of stress-resilient nutrition, stress-resilient physical activity and stress-resilient 'regrouping' (keeping motivated) Helps you identify your stress profile and eating pattern and offers a healthy eating programme to suit your body. Contains a weekly exercise and stress-reducing programme· Helps you to boost midlife metabolism and lose weight fast Discover how to: * Attack weight with a week-by-week stress-reducing nutrition, exercise and motivation programme * Identify your stress profile and follow the eating programme that suits your body * Boost your midlife metabolism and lose weight fast!
Falling In Love, Staying In Love
By Malcolm Stern, Sujata Bristow
Everyone knows how wonderful it is to fall in love - but what happens when the first flush of romance fades? In these difficult and challenging times we are asking more from our relationships than ever before. To build strong, lasting relationships, we need a new set of skills. Falling in Love, Staying in Love, is a powerful and moving examination of relationships and how to make them work. Using real-life examples, it explores love's uncharted territory in order to help us find our way into successful intimate relationships. Learn how to: Express your emotions; Improve your self-esteem; Develop your sexuality; Manage and resolve conflict; Live with passion and integrity; Use relationships as a tool for transformation and growth.
The Fine Art Of Small Talk
By Debra Fine
Communication expert Debra Fine reveals the techniques and strategies anyone can use to make small talk - in any situation. Do you spend an abnormal amount of time hiding in the bathroom or hanging around the buffet table at social gatherings? Does the thought of striking up a conversation with a stranger make your stomach do flip-flops? Do you sit nervously through job interviews waiting for the other person to speak? Are you nervous when it comes to networking? Then it's time you mastered The Fine Art of Small Talk. With practical advice and conversation 'cheat sheets,' The Fine Art of Small Talk will help you learn to feel more comfortable in any type of social situation, from lunch with your boss to going out on a date to a cocktail party where you don't know a soul. The Fine Art of Small Talk teaches you how to:· Start a conversation even when you think you have nothing to say; Steady your shaky knees and dry your sweaty palms; Prevent awkward pauses and lengthy silences; Adopt listening skills that will make you a better conversationalist; Approach social functions with confidence; Feel more at ease at parties, meetings and at job interviews; TUrn every conversation into an opportunity for success
The Freelance Writer's Handbook
By Andrew Crofts
Now in a fully updated third edition, The Freelance Writer's Handbook is the essential book for everyone who dreams of making money from their writing. It will appeal to all aspiring writers, whether they want to write as a full time profession, or simply to supplement their existing income through writing. This inspiring guide will also benefit professional writers and journalists who want ideas on how to find new markets for their work. Helps you to decide what to write and how to sell it· Packed with advice on ghostwriting, travel writing, fiction, short stories, television and radio scripts, newspaper and magazine journalism. Includes valuable information on agents, making contacts, interviewing skills, potential markets, how to get commissioned, and much more. Covers the latest developments in web writing, blogging, and online publishing.
By William Bloom
Feeling safe is vital to leading a successful and healthy life. This much needed book provides effective strategies for managing the challenges and stimulation of modern living. Bestselling author Dr William Bloom shows you how to deal with life's unpleasant realities and, at the same time, be secure, strong and confident. He explains how to: *Increase your inner strength and confidence. *Maintain a calm body, open heart and generous mind. *Manage crises with courage and grace. *Protect yourself from negativity. *Make others feel safe and secure. *Be a positive influence for a better world.
Food Is Better Medicine Than Drugs
By Patrick Holford, Jerome Burne
FOOD IS BETTER MEDICINE THAN DRUGS is an important and potentially controversial book from top nutritionist Patrick Holford and leading health journalist Jerome Burne. Brilliantly researched and based on solid scientific trials and illuminating case histories, Food is Better Medicine than Drugs will revolutionise the way you think about your health and put you back in charge. The authors reveal how modern medicine has become distorted and is now, for reasons largely to do with profit and power, heavily dependent on prescription drugs. They look at common health problems (pain/arthritis, heart, depression, diabetes, memory, hormones, digestion, breathing, infections etc) and compare the effectiveness of nutrition-based approaches with today's potentially harmful commonly used medicines.
Food GLorious Food
By Patrick Holford, Fiona McDonald Joyce
Food GLorious Food is not a diet or cookbook in the traditional sense but rather a celebration of the ingredients that can help us all to eat a healthier diet. This is no tough dietary regime though - the recipes are delicious and exciting and have the added advantage of being low GL too. That means you - and your guests - can enjoy meals that are both deeply satisfying and health enriching. Written in association with Fiona McDonald Joyce, who specialises in healthy food that doesn't compromise on taste, Food GLorious Food is filled with dishes that'll impress family and friends - without the need to resort to creamy sauces, sugar-laden concoctions or overly complex cooking texhniques. With everything from curries to healthy roasts and gluten-free chocolate brownies, good food is firmly on the menu. This book is essential reading for anyone who wants to feel and look healthier and boost energy levels, without disappointing their taste buds.
Fresh Eggs Don't Float
By Lara DePetrillo, Caroline Eastman-Bridges
Are you tired of getting cooking tips from people who can't even remember what it's like to need them? The shelves are full of people who can tell you how to bake a better pie - but will they remember to tell you that if you have cheap or old tins, you have to line them with baking paper so that you can get the food to come out of them?That's where FRESH EGGS DON'T FLOAT comes in. Lara DePetrillo and Caroline Eastman-Bridges remove the intimidation from cooking and offer a light-hearted, smart and funny approach to making great food from your own kitchen - without fancy gadgets and over-complicated instructions.In this heartwarming guide to food in all its forms, you will find superb recipes, amazing facts and invaluable tips to creating fabulous meals at home.
Fish Out Of Water
By MaryJanice Davidson
Fred the mermaid has taken the bait and chosen Artur, Prince of the Black Sea, over human marine biologist Thomas. And just in time. The existence of the Undersea Folk is no longer a secret, and someone needs to keep them from floundering in the media spotlight. Fred has all the right skills for the job, but not for when her real father surfaces and tries to overthrow Artur's regime.However, as civil war threatens to sink the merfolk, Fred can't stop thinking about the landlubber she left behind...
By Christine Feehan
In THE AWAKENING, a beautiful naturalist's dream of a life among the feral jungle creatures comes true. But an untamed, irresistible beast of another sort inspires her to explore her own wild side. WILD RAIN's Rachael Lospostos has escaped from a faceless assassin and found sanctuary thousands of miles from home under the towering jungle canopy. In this world teeming with unusual creatures she encounters Rio, a native of the forest imbued with a fierce prowess and possessed of secrets of his own. And when Rio unleashes the secret animal instincts that course through his blood, Rachael must decide if he is something to be feared - or desired.
The Fine Art Of Confident Conversation
By Debra Fine
We all have discussions with people every day - from lunch with friends to organising a meeting. We might think of these small talk, chats and discussions as 'conversations', but do we really converse? What do we really talk about? In THE FINE ART OF CONFIDENT CONVERSATION communication expert Debra Fine shows you how to use conversation to build stronger relationships with friends, colleagues and family members. She provides simple techniques to help you develop meaningful conversations, keep conversations on track, achieve the purpose of your meetings and presentations, deal with difficult people and awkward situations, leave clear answerphone messages and send emails that won't be misinterpreted. Written in a lively and engaging style, Debra enables you to increase your language awareness, adopt the principles of constructive communication, and acquire the skills you need to feel confident and poised in any situation, at home and at work.
By Emily Dubberley
FRIENDLY FETISH aims to bust the myth that exploring your fetishes makes you a pervert. Starting with fantasies and working through to more hardcore fetishes such as submission and domination, it explains every step of the way in layman's terms, helping you know what to expect and decide which fetish (if any) is for you. Whether you've always wondered what it would be like to tie your partner up, fancy bending over and getting a good spanking or feel heated at the idea of seeing your lover in high heels, FRIENDLY FETISH will hold your hand as you wander through the fetish world and help you see that there's nothing to worry about after all.Whether you've kept your darkest fantasies to yourself or are already beginning to explore your kinkier side, the hints and tips will prove invaluable on your journey. So what are you waiting for? Get ready to have your mind opened and experience your wildest dreams coming true.
By Allison Brennan
When a top lieutenant in a ring of human traffickers agrees to turn state's evidence, Immigration and Customs Enforcement senior agent Sonia Knight believes she'll finally take down the operation's mastermind, Xavier Jones. FBI agent Dean Hooper has been chasing Jones for years and doesn't need or want a hot-headed ICE agent second-guessing his every move. When the Bureau is ordered to join forces with ICE, Sonia is just as livid: her job is to save lives, not money. But Jones is just one piece of a depraved puzzle, answering to an even more dangerous predator. Denied his expected prey, this pitiless fiend intends to make Sonia and Dean pay - with their own blood...
Food In England
By Dorothy Hartley
Her love of the infinite variety of English cooking and her knowledge of British culture and history show why our food should never be considered dull or limited. There are unusual dishes such as the Cornish Onion and Apple Pie, and even recipes for fungi, from common field mushrooms to puffballs. She describes some delicious puddings, cakes and breads, including an exotic violet flower ice cream, an eighteenth century coconut bread and Yorkshire teacakes. The finely-executed line drawings that accompany many of the recipes are more than just beautiful; they inform the cook about different varieties and techniques of food-handling. First published in 1954, FOOD IN ENGLAND was the bible of english cooks and had a deep influence on many contemporary cooks and food writers. It will undoubtedly attract a new generation of admirers.
Fanning The Fantasy
By Zara Devereux
Recently widowed, Heather Logan is concerned about her sex-life. Even in marriage it was unsatisfactory. She visits a therapy centre for sexual inhibition, and after the preliminary session, in which she's brought to a thunderous climax - her first - she is more than willing to complete the course . . .Discover Piatkus Entice: temptation at your fingertips - www.piatkusentice.co.uk
Find Your Voice
By Joanna Crosse
Your voice is completely unique, and the way you use it says so much about you. But not all of us know how to use it to our advantage when it matters most. Whether you want to sell yourself better in interviews, sound more confident at company presentations, or stand up for yourself and be more assertive, FIND YOUR VOICE can help. Experienced voice coach Joanna Crosse will help you to convey the message you want to and use your voice to its full potential. You will discover:* How to make the most of your voice* The importance of identifying your audience and targeting your message* Why listening to what others have to say is as important as what you have to say* How to be assertive and communicate clearlyPacked with real-life stories, practical exercises and insightful advice, FIND YOUR VOICE will help you to transform your voice on every level, personal and professional.