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Ludo and the Power of the Book

By Richard Ingrams
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Richard Ingrams
'Stirring' Roger Lewis, Daily Mail, BOOK OF THE WEEKSir Ludovic Kennedy was a British journalist, television personality, humanist and author. Following a brief naval career, Ludo devoted his life to what he referred to as his 'lifelong obsession with miscarriages of justice' and he fought this cause tirelessly, until he died in 2009. He is best known for re-examining cases such as the kidnapping of American toddler Charles Lindbergh, about which he wrote his most ambitious book on injustice, The Airman and the Carpenter. Ludo's writings and work on other cases such as the murder convictions of Timothy Evans and Derek Bentley were unique in that they often dispelled the breeding ground for conspiracy theories and regularly heralded dramatic changes of public opinion. Ludo is considered to be hugely influential in the abolition of the death penalty in the UK as well as other legal reforms, most notably the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (1984) which obligated police to tape-record the questioning of suspects. His life story is one that deserves to be remembered and celebrated.Richard Ingrams first met Ludovic Kennedy in 1963 and the pair quickly bonded over their shared goal of exposing the fallible nature of the British justice system. Ingrams interweaves this biography with detailed analysis of the cases to which Ludo dedicated his life, vividly recapturing the spirit of his friend and colleague.
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  • Lola Levine Meets Jelly and Bean

    By Monica Brown, Angela Dominguez
    Authors:
    Monica Brown
    Illustrated by:
    Angela Dominguez
    The Levines are finally going to get a pet--a furry one that is. They are excited about adopting a kitty, but they don't get very far in the process when Ben starts sneezing. Oh no, he's allergic! Luckily, the Levines adopt a puppy instead, but potty-training the puppy is harder than it looks. Since the first book in the series, Lola Levine Is Not Mean!, Lola has been asking her parents for a new pet. Now it's finally happening! And in true Lola fashion, we can expect a few mishaps, a bunch of funny moments and a cute new pet all wrapped in one adorable book.
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    Live a Beautiful Life

    By Jesinta Campbell
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    Jesinta Campbell
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    Love at Fourteen, Vol. 6

    By Fuka Mizutani
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    Fuka Mizutani
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    Love Like Salt

    By Helen Stevenson
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    Helen Stevenson
    'Did Clara taste salty when I kissed her? She did. She tasted of mermaids, of the sea.'Love Like Salt is a deeply affecting memoir, beautifully and intelligently written. It is about mothers and daughters, music and illness, genes and inheritance, writing and story-telling. It is about creating joy from the hand you've been dealt and following its lead - in this case to rural France, where the author and her family lived for seven years. And back again.'I had always written, and until the birth of Clara I wrote for a living. Once I knew the Cystic Fibrosis gene had unfolded itself in our daughter's body, like a paper flower meeting water, I felt that to write, even if I had had time, or been able, would have been to squander a kind of power which was needed for tending and nurturing. Every moment became a moment in which I protected my baby. Some of it I did in secret, like a madwoman muttering spells. I thought of her as a candle, cupping my hand around her.
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    The Little Café of Second Chances

    By J.D. Barrett
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    J.D. Barrett
    Lucy Muir is leaving her husband. It's complicated.As joint owners and chefs at one of the best restaurants in town making a clean break is tough. But, let's face it, a woman can only take so much cheating, recipe stealing and lack of good grace. Despondently driving around the back streets of Woolloomooloo one night, Lucy happens upon an old, empty terrace that was once the city's hottest restaurant: Fortune. One minute she's peering through grimy windows into an abandoned space, the next she's planning a pop-up bistro. When Lucy fires up Fortune's old kitchen she discovers a little red recipe book that belonged to the former chef, the infamous Frankie Summers. As she cries over the ingredients for Frankie's French Onion Soup, she imagines what Fortune was like in its heyday. It's strange, Lucy can sense Frankie beside her, almost see him there . . . This fiery chef, who lived with a passion for food and women in almost equal measure, just might help Lucy cook herself up a better life. But is she brave enough to believe?Charming, heartwarming and just a little bit magical, The Secret Recipe for Second Chances will leave you smiling and hungry for more
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    Live To Eat

    By Michael Psilakis
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    Michael Psilakis
    Doctors have extolled the virtues of the Mediterranean diet for decades, but no chef has given home cooks the recipes they'll want to make again and again--until now. In Live to Eat, Michael Psilakis modernizes the food of his heritage to prove that clean, healthy meals can also be comforting and easy to prepare. Cooking the Mediterranean way means deliciousness, not deprivation: a nearly endless array of satisfying weeknight meals for your family can start with just seven Mediterranean staples, from Greek yogurt to simple tomato sauce.
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    Lists to Love By for Busy Wives

    By Mark Merrill, Susan Merrill
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    Mark Merrill, Susan Merrill
    It's no secret that there is a wide emotional gap between men and women. Couples crave love and attention from one another but they don't always know how to show it. LISTS TO LOVE BY FOR BUSY WIVES presents creative and practical ways for wives to bridge this gap and improve their relationship. These thirty lists will carry wives through an entire month of learning to love their husbands more deeply with advice they will come back to again and again. From lists addressing a wide range of topics, readers will learn to set better expectations for their marriage, to communicate more effectively with their husband, to build a deeper foundation of love in their marriage and much more.
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    Lists to Love By for Busy Husbands

    By Mark Merrill, Susan Merrill
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    Mark Merrill, Susan Merrill
    Husbands and wives bring different personalities, upbringings, experiences, and expectations into their marriage, which can lead to miscommunication and emotional turmoil. LISTS TO LOVE BY FOR BUSY HUSBANDS presents practical dos and don'ts along with step-by-step advice for husbands who want to bridge the emotional gap and improve their marriage. Mark and Susan Merrill understand that couples crave love, but don't always know how to express it to one another. These thirty lists will carry husbands through an entire month of learning to love their wives more deeply--wisdom they will come back to again and again. These real-life answers from a Christian perspective will help readers evaluate, refresh, and strengthen their own marriage.
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    Liselotte & Witch's Forest, Vol. 3

    By Natsuki Takaya
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    Natsuki Takaya
    Engetsu is hurt and Liselotte goes to rescue him. Will Liselotte discover Engetsu's secret?
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    Liberation Unleashed

    By Ilona Ciunaite
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    Ilona Ciunaite
    Author Ilona Ciunaite's search for the truth began when she first "experienced silence of the thinking mind, a sweet sense of being, contentment, peace," and "feeling at home." Driven by a desire to reach that state of oneness once more, her path led her through spiritual writings to the process of deconstruction and non-dual self-inquiry and finally to a peaceful emptiness of not knowing, but of simply being. It's from that place that Ciunaite cocreated the popular Liberation Unleashed forum-a global Internet-based community helping people see through the illusion of a separate self-and it's Mjust that sense of unknowing peace she wishes to impart with this book.Liberation Unleashed is a lively, fresh, and moving account of the author's own searching, liberation, andtransformation, woven together with the stories of fellow seekers and a clear exposition of the simple, focused tools you can use to go through the "gateless gate." With its conversational tone, provocative questions, and the presentation of the seven steps-"Clearing the path-meeting the fear," "Strip away ALL expectations," "Get in touch with the real," "'I' is a thought," "There is no separate self," "How does it feel to see this?" and "Falling"-this book serves as an introductory how-to guide, demonstrating how to use the process of self-inquiry to get free from the falseness of the separate self and realize a blissful oneness.So many of us go through life feeling isolated, searching for ourselves, or seeking a more authentic reality through religion, spirituality, or other, more unconventional means of expanding consciousness. Now, with this book and its guiding principles, you'll learn how to look deeply into the nature of self and existence; combat the anxieties, fears, mental blocks, and reservations that can arise in self-inquiry; and see the simple beauty of the everyday moment.
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  • Loving You

    By Kelly Elliott
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    Kelly Elliott
    In the long-awaited conclusion to the Wanted, Broken and Love Wanted in Texas series, New York Times bestselling author Kelly Elliott brings you a story filled with angst, cowboys and fairytale loveTaylor Atwood and Jase Morris finally found their way to one another. Life couldn't have been more perfect for either one of them as they began to build a future together.When tragedy strikes, Taylor's perfect world is gone in an instant, leaving her with nothing but unanswered questions. Will she find the strength to go on, or will the idea of Jase being gone forever prove to be more than Taylor can handle?Facing life's toughest situations, Taylor and Jase will both learn that nothing is stronger than family and true love.
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    Live by Night

    By Dennis Lehane
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    Dennis Lehane
    Joe Coughlin is nineteen when he meets Emma Gould. A smalltime thief in 1920s Boston, he is told to cuff her while his accomplices raid the casino she works for. But Joe falls in love with Emma - and his life changes for ever.That meeting is the beginning of Joe's journey to becoming one of the nation's most feared and respected gangsters. It is a journey beset by violence, double-crossing, drama and pain. And it is a journey into the soul of prohibition-era America...A powerful, deeply moving novel, Live By Night is a tour-de-force by Dennis Lehane, writer on The Wire and author of modern classics such as Shutter Island, Gone, Baby, Gone and The Given Day.
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  • The Liberation

    By Ian Tregillis
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    Ian Tregillis
    'Brilliantly imagined and beautifully written, Tregillis has created a perfect end to his series' Christopher FarnsworthI am the mechanical they named Jax. My kind was built to serve humankind, duty-bound to fulfil their every whim.But now our bonds are breaking, and my brothers and sisters are awakening. Our time has come. A new age is dawning.Set in a world that might have been, of mechanical men and alchemical dreams, this is the third and final novel in a stunning series of revolution by Ian Tregillis, confirming his place as one of the most original new voices in speculative fiction.Praise for Ian Tregillis:'A major new talent' GEORGE R. R. MARTIN - 'Tremendous' Cory Doctorow - 'Addictively brilliant' i09 - 'Exciting and intense' Publishers Weekly - 'Eloquent and utterly compelling' Kirkus
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    The Lust List

    By Sally Spratt
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    Sally Spratt
    From illustrator Sally Spratt comes a colouring book of everything and anything that women everywhere yearn to possess or experience: amazing shoes, a trip to Paris, everything needed for a day at the beach, the perfect wardrobe, beautiful candles for your home.Sally started drawing the things she coveted but couldn't afford, and immediately found that others enjoyed her dreamy illustrations as much as she loved making them. Now she has collected some of her favourite drawings for everyone else to get a bit of her retail therapy.
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  • The Land of My Dreams

    By Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
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    Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
    It is 1916 and the Hunters, their friends and their servants are settling down to the business of war. As conscription reaches into every household, Britain turns out men and shells in industrial numbers from army camps and munitions factories up and down the land. Bobby, the second Hunter son, gains his wings and joins his brother in France. Ethel, the under housemaid, embarks on a quest and Laura Hunter sets out on her biggest adventure yet. Diana, the elder Hunter daughter, finds a second chance at happiness in the last place she'd think of looking, and matriarch Beattie's past comes back to haunt her. But as the battle of the Somme grinds into action, the shadow of death falls over every part of the country, and the Hunter household cannot remain untouched.The Land of my Dreams is the third book in the War at Home series by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles, author of the much-loved Morland Dynasty novels. Set against the real events of 1916, at home and on the front, this is a richly researched and a wonderfully authentic family drama featuring the Hunter family and their servants.
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    The Last Girl

    By Richard Montanari
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    Richard Montanari
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  • Lola Levine And The Ballet Scheme

    By Monica Brown, Angela Dominguez
    Authors:
    Monica Brown
    Illustrated by:
    Angela Dominguez
    When new girl Bella, a ballet dancer, walks into Lola's class at Northland Elementary, all she can see is pink everywhere--pink ribbons, pink sweatshirt, and pink tennis shoes! Pink is Lola's least favorite color. But when Lola and Bella start off on the wrong foot, and an argument happens in class, they are forced to try each other's favorite interests. After a day on the soccer field and an attempt at pirouettes, it turns out that ballerinas and soccer players have more in common than Lola ever thought possible. Can Lola put her opinions aside and make her first real friend who is a girl? With Monica Brown's fun text and Angela Dominguez's adorable illustrations, Lola will experience first hand the knowledge of walking in someone else's shoes.
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    Love Between the Lines

    By Christina Collie
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    Christina Collie
    Sit back, grab your pens and markers, and get ready to explore LOVE BETWEEN THE LINES.In the pages of this book you will find:· Designs to help you relax and reduce stress· Hidden images and book quotes · Each design printed on a separate page · Elaborate drawings s as well as quickie pages for when you just have a few minutes to color Illustrations inspired by the works of:Anna Todd, Jodi Ellen Malpas, Colleen Hoover, S.C. Stephens, Abbi Glines, K. Bromberg, Claire Contreras, Jillian Dodd, Amy Harmon, Tiffany King, R.K. Lilley, Molly McAdams, Tara Sivec, Alessandra Torre, Mia Sheridan, J. Sterling, Katy Evans, Emma Chase, S.L. Jennings, K.A. Linde, Beth Ehemann, Tarryn Fisher, Karina Halle, Helena Hunting, Leisa Rayven, Madeline Sheehan, Harper Sloan, and K. A. Tucker
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    Log Horizon, Vol. 6 (Novel)

    By Mamare Touno, Kazuhiro Hara
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    Mamare Touno, Kazuhiro Hara
    The unthinkable has happened - murder in the city of Akiba. The Libra Festival's events have left Akatsuki dispirited. Despairing and confused, she wanders the city in search of the murderer and a chance to gain the power and recognition she craves - but feelings alone will not be enough. A new chapter in the Log Horizon epic begins!
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