The Quality of Silence
By Rosamund Lupton
Sunday Times Top-Ten Bestseller and Richard and Judy Book Club Choice.I'll risk my life for you.On 24 November Yasmin and her ten-year-old daughter Ruby set off on a journey across Northern Alaska. They're searching for Ruby's father, missing in the arctic wilderness.More isolated with each frozen mile they cover, they travel deeper into an endless night. And Ruby, deaf since birth, must brave the darkness where sight cannot guide her.She won't abandon her father. But winter has tightened its grip, and there is somebody out there who wants to stop them.Somebody tracking them through the dark.Praise for The Quality of Silence:'There are many things to love about Lupton's third novel, not least its stunning evocation of the stark, beautiful Alaskan wilds. An elegant and icily unique thriller: you won't read anything like it this year' Observer'Scary, suspenseful and so exquisitely, evocatively written. I found myself shivering as if I were there in Alaska with Ruby and her mother. Everything you want in a wonderful novel' Liane Moriarty, author of The Husband's Secret'Ambitious and imaginative. Narrated in part by Ruby (her deafness is treated with great sensitivity), the landscape, wildlife and bitter climate of Alaska are powerfully drawn. Chilling in every sense, you won't want to step away from this story' Sunday Mirror'A sophisticated thriller which brilliantly evokes the sublime and terrifying landscape of Alaska, the culture of the Inupiat people and the fragility of our planet' Sunday Telegraph'Like a breath of icy air, this relentlessly tense thriller is also a child's-eye family drama like none other. Not since Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow have I shivered like this' Emma Donoghue, author of Room'Will have you gripped form start to finish' Cosmopolitan'A taut psychological thriller, The Quality of Silence will have your heart thumping. Masterful pacing, riveting plotting. Absolutely gripping' Louise Penny'A literary slow burn, whose focus is as much on human endurance and a mother's relationship with her deaf daughter as the mystery of her husband's disappearance. This is Lupton at the height of her storytelling powers' Daily Mail'A beautifully written thriller, and the way in which Lupton used the tundra as a metaphor for grief and faith in stunning. The voice of Ruby and her compassionate exploration of a life without sound only adds to the richness of the book' Press and Journal'A wonderful writer . . . absolutely gripping' Jane Garvey, BBC Radio 2 Women's Hour'The pressure is on to keep creating equally brilliant stores [and] Lupton has done that with The Quality of Silence' Red Magazine'An elegant, chilling read from a writer who continues to stretch the bounds of suspense' William Landay, author of Defending Jacob
The Quiet Earth
By Margaret Sunley
For decades Jonadab Oaks has rules his family and farm with a rod of iron . . .Now Joseph, his eldest son, has announced that he has to marry pretty Mary Butler. Not only that, but Jonadab's two daughters, Beth and Tamar, become the focus of unwanted attention and his son, George, is showing signes of demanding an independence that Jonadab isn't ready to grant. Set against the touchness and beauty of the Yorkshire Dales in mid-Victorian England, The Quiet Earth celebrates real family life: its strengths, its tussles, it's losses and gains. Jonadab has to face scandal, tragedy and the challenge of new directions - and the triumph of Margaret Sunley's rich and many layered novel is that she creates her story with unforgettable vividness and heartwarming truth.
A Quick Guide to Balancing Your Hormones
By Patrick Holford
Unbalanced hormones can cause havoc with your health - and are becoming more common. In this invaluable guide, nutrition expert Patrick Holford demonstrates how you can maintain - or regain - your hormonal balance through diet, supplements and lifestyle changes.Hormones are influenced by numerous factors so you'll find a range of topics covered, including:* Understanding the female hormones oestrogen and progesterone* Why hormonal problems are on the increase* How to avoid hormone disruptors* Why stress and the gut-hormone connection are so important* The essentials of a hormone-friendly dietConcise and easy to understand, A Quick Guide to Balancing Your Hormones can help women avoid hormonal health issues and enjoy good health at all stages of life.NOTE: the information in this book is taken from Balance Your Hormones, by Patrick Holford.
A Quick Guide to Smart Food for Smart Kids
By Patrick Holford, Fiona McDonald Joyce
Every parent wants their child to be happy, healthy and perform well at school. So how can you help your child achieve this? Surprising as it may seem, your child's diet plays a large part. In this concise, easy-to-follow book Patrick Holford and Fiona McDonald Joyce show parents how to maximise their child's health - and brainpower - by improving their diet.Based on Smart Food for Smart Kids, an in-depth book by the same authors, this guide distils the main points of that book and includes the four golden rules for ensuring your child is getting everything they need from their diet.Food builds the very structure of your child's brain and governs how your child thinks and feels to a massive degree, so it's vital you understand the basics of giving your child the best possible foods. A Quick Guide to Smart Food for Smart Kids will help you make the best decisions on what to include - and exclude - from you child's diet.NOTE: the information in this book is taken from Smart Food for Smart Kids, by the same authors.
A Quick Guide to the Low-GL Diet
By Patrick Holford
Patrick Holford's low-GL diet is a simple and effective way to seriously improve your health. Since the first edition of the diet was published in 2004 numerous people have tried it and can testify to its effectiveness for weight loss - not only that but it improves long-term health and vitality. This book summarises the main principles of the diet and provides everything you need to get started.So what is a low-GL diet? Essentially it is a way of keeping your blood sugar steady so that you avoid the rolleroaster effect caused by a high intake of sugar and refined carbohydrates. Why is this important? Because fluctuating blood sugar causes the body to store excess energy as fat and, as well as piling on the pounds, in the long term leads to a whole host of related problems, from a lack of energy to an increased risk of diabetes and heart disease.Clear and easy to follow, A Quick Guide to the Low-GL Diet is perfect for anyone who wants to transform their weight - and their health - with a diet that's sensible and truly effective.NOTE: the information in this book is taken from The Low-GL Diet Bible, by Patrick Holford.
Quit Comfort Eating
By Susan Albers
Why can't so many smart people lose weight? The answer: low emotional intelligence can lock you into a vicious cycle of dieting failure. Dr Susan Albers, accomplished expert in emotional eating and weight loss, has created an accessible three-step plan that will teach you how to combat the most common emotional barriers to weight loss. Her EAT plan tackles comfort eating, the pressure of social eating so common in offices, stress-triggered eating, eating to avoid emotional problems and using food to numb trauma.Drawing on mindfulness, Dr Albers provides 25 tools and techniques readers can use to tailor their eating to the demands of their own lives, their preferences and moods. Reverse a lifetime of overeating and comfort bingeing with Quit Comfort Eating.
By Tobsha Learner
The Thinking Woman's EroticaQuiver's twelve interlinked short stories explore desire in all its complexity, and transport us into a world of love, power, pain, pleasure and obsession.Experience the excitement of the new, sexual friction at its most primal, and the lingering fingers of a past that refuses to let go.Tobsha Learner's passionate short story collections, Quiver, Tremble and Yearn, will consume you . . . and have you begging for more.
By Amanda Quick
In the latest sizzling Victorian novel from the compelling world of the mysterious Arcane Society, a paranormal killer pushes an unlikely duo's powers and passions to the limit.Virginia Dean wakes at midnight beside a dead body, with a bloody knife in her hand and no memory of the evening's events. Dark energy, emanating from the mirrors lining the room, overpowers her senses. With no apparent way in or out, she's rescued by a man she's met only once before, but won't soon forget.Owen Sweetwater inherited his family's talent for hunting the psychical monsters that prey on London's women and children, and his investigation into the deaths of two glass-readers has led him here. The high-society types of the exclusive Arcane Society would consider her an illusionist, a charlatan, even a criminal, but Owen knows better. Virginia's powers are real - and they just might be the key to his investigation.
The Quinn Brothers
By Nora Roberts
Internationally bestselling author Nora Roberts's presents The Quinn Brothers, which begins the story of the lives and loves of adopted brothers Ethan, Cameron, Philip and Seth Quinn. Cameron Quinn (SEA SWEPT) has lived the reckless life of a daredevil since leaving the quiet community of Chesapeake Bay. But when his dying father calls him home to care for his youngest brother Seth, his life changes overnight. Cameron has to learn to live with his brothers once again, and rivalries and resentments flare between them whilst they try to care for Seth. Only Seth's fate is in the hands of a tough but beautiful social worker. She alone has the power to bring the Quinns together - or tear them apart. Ethan Quinn (RISING TIDES) is also eager to honour their father's dying wish that their youngest brother, Seth, be cared for. Ethan finds himself the most drawn to the young boy, because both suffered horrific abuse before being adopted by the Quinns. Time hasn't extinguished Ethan's pain, however, only buried it deep within his heart, a fact that may keep him from the only woman he has ever loved.
The Quinn Legacy
By Nora Roberts
Internationally bestselling author Nora Roberts's presents The Quinn Legacy, which continues the story of the lives and loves of adopted brothers Ethan, Cameron, Philip and Seth Quinn. Philip Quinn (INNER HARBOUR) is juggling his high-powered advertising job and his new-found family duty of helping to care for his young adopted brother, Seth, when Dr. Sybill Griffin shows up in town. Her cool reserve intrigues Phillip. But while Sybill can't deny her own growing feelings for the charismatic Quinn, the secret she hides has the power to threaten the life that the brothers have made for Seth, and destroy any chance that the two young lovers have at happiness. Seth Quinn (CHESAPEAKE BLUE) is now an adult and a successful artist, Seth is happy to return home to Cheasapeake Bay, to the only real family he has ever known. Drusilla Whitcomb Banks is a newcomer in town. And from the first time he meets her, Seth realises that she is way out of his league. But their fledging relationship faces another threat; for if Seth is ever to win a place in Dru's affections, he must finally face up to his tragic past and the mother who sold him...
Queen Bees And Wannabes for the Facebook Generation
By Rosalind Wiseman
When Rosalind Wiseman first published QUEEN BEES & WANNABEES, she fundamentally changed the way adults look at girls' friendships and conflicts - from how they choose their best friends, how they express their anger, their boundaries with boys, and their relationships with parents. Wiseman showed how girls of every background are profoundly influence by their interactions with one another.Now, Wiseman has revised and updated her groundbreaking book for a new generation of girls living in the age of Facebook, IM and text message..Packed with insights about technology's impact on Girl World and enlivened with the experiences of girls, boys, and parents, the book that inspired the hit movie Mean Girls offers concrete strategies to help you empower your daughter to be socially competent and treat herself with dignity.
By Laura Jackson
With a career spanning three decades and album sales topping 150 million worldwide, they continue to fascinate fans and music lovers with their stories of legendary parties, outrageous lifestyles, turbulent affairs and outstanding musical achievements. Queen: The definitive biography is a comprehensive history of this important band. Laura Jackson has carried out exclusive interviews with members of Queen, many of their close friends, and several of the world's leading rock musicians including Sir Cliff Richard, Richie Sambora, Gary Glitter, John Peel, Malcolm McLaren, Bruce Dickenson, Peter Stringfellow, Richard Branson, Trevor Francis and Nigel Planer. She turns the spotlight onto the private lives, professional struggles and personal triumphs of all four band members, from Freddie Mercury's reckless affairs and flamboyantly gay lifestyle to the intensely private bass player John Deacon, and from Brian May's emotional excesses to Roger Taylor's sexual scandals. Laura Jackson includes a frank and compelling account of Mercury's illness and eventual death from AIDS and examines the impact this had on his friends and family and what it meant for the band.