By Thomas Pakenham, Valerie Pakenham
'Unforgettable . . . no better compilers could have been found' - History Today'Dublin's past comes dazzlingly alive' - Publishing News'Erudite and practical simultaneously' - Gemma Hussey, Irish IndependentDublin's turbulent history, its intensely literary and theatrical character of long literary lineage, its revolutionary ideals and heroes, and its ordinary life are all brought to life in this collection of letters, diaries and memoirs of travellers to the city and by Dubliners themselves. The extracts, from medieval times onwards, include Red Hugh O'Donnell's escape from Dublin Castle, James Joyce's plans for a novel while staying at the Martello Tower, and the seizure of the GPO by Irish volunteers during the Easter Rising. The book also includes gossip and story-telling in the humorous sketches of many famous Dubliners.
The Disordered Mind
By Eric R. Kandel
In his latest book, Nobel Prize winning scientist and distinguished professor Eric R. Kandel explains how the processes of the brain that give rise to the mind can become disordered, resulting in devastating brain disorders that haunt humankind. Neurological and psychiatric disorders have long been regarded as fundamentally different, depending on whether they appeared to affect the brain or the mind. In reality, the brain and the mind are inseparable. Both neurological and psychiatric disorders can affect every aspect of brain function: perception, action, memory, volition, motivation, emotion, empathy, social interaction, thought, attention and consciousness. It is easy to view brain disorders as simply tragic or frightening - and considering the profound effects they have on the lives of patients and their families, that is understandable.However, brain disorders also provide a window into the healthy brain. The more scientists and clinicians learn about disorders - from observing patients and from research - the more they understand about healthy brain function and the more likely they are to be able to develop effective treatments, or even preventative strategies. The more the rest of us learn about brain disorders, the more likely we are as individuals and as a society to understand and empathize with people who have these disorders and the less likely we are to stigmatize them.The Disordered Mind is the definitive statement on all we know about the brain and its associated disorders, a seminal book on the subject, authored by one of the most eminent figures in neuroscience.
Delhi and Agra
By Michael Alexander
Delhi claims a noble history as the site of at least seven capitals dating from before the time of Alexander the Great. The glorious Mogul Empire brought great riches to the city and to Agra, where the world-famous Taj Mahal has excited awe in visitors for over 380 years. This Traveller's Reader is an indispensable and fascinating companion for the traveller who wants to understand the history of both cities, and who seeks the true spirit of the places. Delhi & Agra is a topographical anthology that explores the cities' sites of interest and recreates the key events, customs and lives of the past, drawing on diaries, letters, memoirs and commentaries written by residents and visitors over the course of 600 years. Extracts include Tamerlane's account of the sack of Delhi in 1398; descriptions of Shah Jahan building the Taj Mahal; recollections of Jesuits and mullahs debating the relative merits of their religions before the great Mogul emperor, Akbar; reports of cruelty and creativity, of addiction to drink and drugs; descriptions of elephant fights, suttee, the life of the bazaar and vice-regal banquets; and eyewitness accounts of the Indian Mutiny from both sides, and of the bloody aftermath of Partition. A great variety of topics are covered, vividly conveying an impression of how it would have been to live in, or visit, both cities from the recent past to hundreds of years ago.
By Mark Bryant
A wonderful selection of writing on dogs, from Plato to Virginia Woolf, and from ancient Egypt to twentieth-century New YorkFrom beautiful lyrics to madcap waggery, from Elizabeth Barrett Browning's adored lap-dog Flush to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's terrifying Hound of the Baskervilles, and encompassing odes, fables, stories, songs, nursery rhymes and more, Mark Bryant has compiled a wonderfully evocative collection of writing on all kinds of dogs by all kinds of authors. Included are poems by Geoffrey Chaucer, William Shakespeare, Alexander Pope, Jonathan Swift, Rudyard Kipling, Lord Byron, William Wordsworth, Robert Burns and more; humorous pieces by Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, Ambrose Bierce and Jerome K. Jerome; and other delights from writers as varied as Charles Dickens, Charlotte Brontë, Christina Rossetti, Anton Chekhov, Mark Twain, the Brothers Grimm, Edith Wharton, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Louisa M. Alcott, Gertrude Stein, Katherine Mansfield, Robert Louis Stevenson, George Eliot and Jack London, amongst others. Covering every genre, from humour and fantasy to romance and horror, and drawn from every part of the world, these stories, poems and excerpts from essays, letters, diaries and journals provide a collection to delight any dog-lover.
By Julie-Ann Amos
This handbook reveals how best to delegate in your own job, to maximize the benefits to you and to the others involved. It includes chapters on planning, handling people, the delegation meeting, and getting results and action.
Defeating Teenage Depression
By Roslyn Law
HIGHLY COMMENDED for the British Medical Awards book prize for Popular MedicineAre you feeling down and irritable a lot of the time? Do relationships with your family and friends seem more complicated than they used to? Do you wish that someone would understand that you aren't just being a moody teenager? If so, you're not alone and this book can help. Depression is more than being sad or in a bad mood and it can make life feel like it is all too much. Depression tells you that there is nothing you can do about it, but with the right help you can turn your story around and rediscover all there is to enjoy in life.This practical guide uses techniques based on Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Adolescents (IPT-A) which has been used to help children and young people with depression around the world. IPT-A helps you to develop your own story of what is happening in your life so that you can understand your depression and how to get out of it.You will learn who you can call on to help, even when depression tries to tell you that no one is interested. Don't listen - depression gives bad advice! IPT-A helps you to sort out the problems with other people that are an inevitable part of life when you are growing up and so much is changing around you. With IPT-A, we will get there together.
Delicious Gluten-Free Baking
By Howard Middleton
This book aims to show that gluten-free baking can be as delicious as ordinary baking, and suitable for sharing with even those not on a gluten-free diet. The baking is for all occasions, including parties, weddings and Christmas. With many recipes that are dairy-free too, Howard makes sure that everyone can enjoy perfect cakes, melt-in-the-mouth biscuits and gorgeous, crusty breads. His book includes practical tips on different flours and clever ideas for presentation, and is the book for anyone who wants to make gluten-free absolutely delicious!
Doing Business in the Middle East
By Donna Marsh
This book is necessary reading for all professionals working in the Middle East and North Africa, it includes: the practical impact of Islam on business; safety and security in the region; business etiquette; political and social do's and don'ts and the practicalities of doing business - from the initial visit to establishing productive working relationships, including opening an office in the region. It also focuses on issues of particular importance to all businesswomen, and for men who might be working with Arab and Muslim women.
Do It Yourself BookKeeping for Small Businesses
By Michael Collins
This book describes a practical and easy to implement bookkeeping system, that anyone will be able to use without previous knowledge of finance, accounting or book-keeping. It provides a proven methodology that will enable you to:· Create a simple book-keeping system that anyone can manage· Create an easy to use system that controls the paperwork· Calculate VAT liability or VAT refund figures· Produce key financial figures concerning your business· Exercise proper financial control over your business· Reduce year-end accounting fees· Reduce the stress from dealing with book-keeping and paperworkIf you can create a shopping list, then you can create a list of financial transactions and do your own book-keeping. It really is that simple!
By Roslyn Law
This ground-breaking new self-help book is based on Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), a therapeutic approach being adopted by the government's nationwide Improved Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme, alongside Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. IPT is commonly used to treat those suffering from depression and eating disorders. IPT is now being used by IAPT therapists nationally and this book will be the first self-help book based on this approach and will be widely recommended to patients. The author, Dr Roslyn Law, is one of the UK's leading authorities on IPT.
The Daily Telegraph: IBS
By Sue Backhouse, Christine Dancey
This book is an essential reference for anyone suffering from IBS. It describes the experiences of sufferers, assesses the whole range of treatment options, from conventional medicine to self-help and support groups, and offers practical help in coping with IBS from day to day. Among the many topics included are: Medical tests and investigations, Physical and emotional problems, Coming to terms with IBS, Regaining your quality of life, IBS and diet, Complementary treatments, Hypnotherapy, Lifestyle and IBS, Self-help methods, Useful contacts and addresses.
The Daily Telegraph: Complete Guide to Allergies
By Pamela Brooks
These days an ever increasing number of people are developing allergies in many different forms, such as skin rashes, breathing difficulties and even overwhelming tiredness. The reasons for these allergies are very varied - environmental pollution, food additives and pollen are a few of the more common ones.This guide offers three invaluable approaches: first, allergic symptoms are listed and cross-referenced to known allergens and suitable tests to discover which really is the cause; second, if you know you suffer from a particular allergy such as hayfever, you can go straight to that section for advice, and third, the A-Z of allergens gives specific advice on testing to find out whether you do have an allergy to that substance, and if so, how best to avoid it in everyday life.
The Daily Telegraph: Encyclopedia of Vitamins, Minerals& Herbal Supplements
By Sarah Brewer
A bewildering range of vitamin, mineral and herbal supplements are now available, but legislation means that information about their health benefits cannot be given on packaging as it would constitute a health claim. Using a A - Z format Dr Sarah Brewer's guide details everything you need to know about the main vitamin, mineral and herbal supplements. It describes their benefits, possible side effects and contra-indications, together with research evidence to back their effectiveness.The second half of the book deals with over 150 individual health problems, including irritable bowel syndrome, menopause symptoms, chronic fatigue and arthritis, and suggests which supplements are likely to help.
Dark Matter (Modern Erotic Classics)
By Michael Perkins
Lightening, meet Thunder...San Francisco is a place of pure excess and liberation, where every flavour of sexuality is there for the tasting. Robin wants to be part of it, and by embracing extreme erotic experiences to escape her father's hypocrisy. Buddy is a rebel, a wild spirit. The moment they meet, sparks fly in a frenzy of desire unbound and darkness unleashed; and when Robin asks Buddy to kill her father, he knows he has found his destiny.Dark Matter is a hypnotic tale of erotic cravings.
Deeper Than Midnight
By Lara Adrian
In an instant her privileged world disappears and a new, dangerous and erotic one beckons...At the age of eighteen, Corinne Bishop is stolen from her happy, loving family by the malevolent vampire Dragos. After many years of captivity and torment, Corinne is rescued by the Order, a cadre of vampire warriors embroiled in a war against Dragos and his followers. Assigned to safeguard Corinne on her trip home is a formidable golden-eyed Breed male called Hunter. Once Dragos's most deadly assassin, Hunter now works for the Order, and he's hell-bent on making Dragos pay for his manifold sins. Bonded to Corinne by their mutual desire, Hunter will have to decide how far he will go to end Dragos's reign of evil-even if carrying out his mission means shattering Corinne's heart.Praise for the Midnight Breed Series:'Evocative, enticing, erotic' - J R Ward'Adrenaline-fuelled, sizzlingly sexy, darkly intense... addictively readable series' - Chicago Tribune'A gut-wrenchingly new paranormal series by hot talent Adrian... terrific supernatural entertainment' - Romantic TimesSmart, sexy and compelling' - Fresh Fiction
The DIY Wedding Manual
By Lisa Sodeau
This book will show you that with a little bit of planning and preparation, it is possible to have the day of your dreams without starting married life in debt. The average cost of a wedding is about as much as a deposit on a house, but one thing the 'credit crunch' taught us all is that there are many areas in our lives where we can save money by doing things ourselves. So why should weddings be an exception? Whether it's boom or bust you don't have to spend a fortune. You really can create your own special day by doing it yourself and having fun along the way. This book is packed with top tips and money saving ideas for: Stationery, Venues, Flowers, Transport, Hair and Make-up, Photographs, Food and Drink, the Reception and much more - including tips from live brides and over 100 budget busting ideas.
D-Day As They Saw It
By Jon E. Lewis
It was going to be the greatest amphibious operation of all time claimed Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay, the naval commander of the Allied invasion of Normandy. He did not exaggerate, for the Allied fleet consisted of over 5,000 craft and had by the end of 'the longest day' landed 156,000 men and breached Hitler's much vaunted defensive wall. Yet dramatic and historic though the events of D-Day were, they were just the opening round of a much bigger and equally remarkable battle for the whole of Normandy that followed for the next ten weeks. Sixty years on, this collection of rare, first-hand accounts tells the story of D-Day and the subsequent battle, in the words of soldiers and civilians on both sides of the war. There are classic soldiers' accounts from the likes of Rommel and Bradley, together with front line reports by the best war correspondents such as Hemingway and Alan Melville.
Death, Taxes, and Leaky Waders
By John Gierach
Here are forty of John Gierach's finest essays on fishing and life, including extracts from Trout Bum, Another Lousy Day in Paradise and The View from Rat Lake. This is the first anthology of Gierach's work, and is sure to please his many fans, who include Eric Clapton, Jeremy Paxman and George Melly. To enter Gierach's world is to experience the daily wonder, challenge, and occasional absurdity of the fishing life - from such rituals as the preparation of camp coffee to the random, revelatory surprises, such as the flashing beauty of a grayling leaping out of the water. In rivers from Scotland to Colorado, he vividly captures both the subtle rhythms of the angling life and the natural world on which it depends.