The Oyster, Volumes 3 and 4
By Bill Adler
Blue Moon Books proudly reissues the classic Victorian erotica series that has sold collectively over one-half million copies. "The Oyster" was a journal published in Victorian England that celebrated, rather than vilified, the pleasures of the flesh. Displaying a totally uninhibited and delightfully erotic style, it had to be written anonymously and privately distributed. The journal was largely forgotten until an obscure edition was rediscovered in the 1980s,the result was a literary sensation. Here, we continue our relaunch of the series, with volumes three and four. The style is fun and funny, and with descriptions so frank they still have the power to shock.
The Oxytocin Factor
By Kerstin Uvnas Moberg, Roberta Francis
In recent years there have been exciting scientific discoveries about a powerful hormone whose role in the human body has long been neglected. Oxytocin is the hormone involved in bonding, sex, childbirth, and breast-feeding, as well as in relaxation and feelings of calm. It is the mirror image of the stress hormone (adrenaline), which triggers the "fight or flight" systems in the body. Much has been written about the latter but the many-sided importance of oxytocin is currently known only to specialists in obstetrics, physiology, and psychiatry. The Oxytocin Factor , by Dr. Kerstin Uvnäs-Moberg, is the first book on the subject for a general audience. The new research findings, as well as the potentially beneficial applications of this hormone in reducing anxiety states, stress, addictions, and problems of childbirth, are not only fascinating but of great significance to all our lives.
The Oxygen Advantage
By Patrick McKeown
The secret to your health, fitness and overall wellbeing lies in the most basic and overlooked aspect of your workout: how you breathe. Developing body strength while ignoring breathing strength is counterproductive. In The Oxygen Advantage, Patrick McKeown combines his successful breathing exercises with techniques designed to simulate high-altitude training in a highly successful programme that will significantly improve anyone's health but will also empower athletes to improve their sports performance. These scientifically validated exercises have the potential to drastically improve your overall fitness, whether you are a habitual couch potato or an Ironman triathlon champion. These easy-to-use techniques can help to reduce your breathlessness, improve your sleep as well as reduce anxiety and stress. Drawing on his own experiences as an ex-asthmatic and the work he has done to help athletes and asthma sufferers alike to achieve greater fitness, Patrick shows you the key to a healthier, fitter you.
The Oxford Murders
By Guillermo Martinez
On a balmy summer's day in Oxford an old lady who once helped decipher the Enigma Code is killed. After receiving a cryptic anonymous note containing only the address and the symbol of a circle, Arthur Seldom, a leading mathematician, arrives to find the body. Then follow more murders - an elderly man on a life-support machine is found dead with needle marks in this throat; the percussionist of an orchestra at a concert at Blenheim Palace dies before the audience's very eyes - seemingly unconnected except for notes appearing in the maths department, for the attention of Seldom. Why is he being targeted as the recipient of these coded messages? All he can conjecture is that it might relate to his latest book, an unexpected bestseller about serial killers and the parallels between investigations into their crimes and certain mathematical theorems. It is left to Seldom and a postgraduate mathematics student to work out the key to the series of symbols before the killer strikes again.
Owner's Guide to a Small Business Website
By Lisa Spann
Many small business owners or starters are fearful and ignorant of the technology and expense required for setting up a website. And yet they know it's an absolute essential. This straightforward, jargon-free book is the answer for all small business owners from one-person concerns upwards. It will tell you all you need to know about your website whether you are designing and building it yourself or employing a web design agency to do it for you. It includes - Content management systems and why you need one- Effective search engine optimisation- Ensuring your website works on all browsers and devices- How to integrate social media into your website- Complying with legal requirements and general web standards Also included is a jargon-busting glossary explaining the technical words likely to be encountered when talking to designers, plus useful references and links.
By Jennifer Musselman
Do you dream of owning a home but don't think you can buy one alone?These days more and more single women are buying homes on their own, whether they're are purchasing a home because it's a good investment, buying a condo on the beach for the view (and the tax write-off), or finally realizing their dream as a DIY remodeler, they're making it happen.Now with Own It!, you can too. In Own It!, homeowner and author Jennifer Musselman covers the how-to's and hiccups of home buying for women braving the process alone. From figuring out your financials to deciding whether or not to buy and making the offer, from the inevitability of buyer's remorse to refinancing, this book provides guidance, a friendly voice of reason, and trustworthy advice.
Owls Do Cry
By Janet Frame
Owls Do Cry is the story of the Withers family: Francie, soon to leave school to start work at the woollen mills; Toby, whose days are marred by the velvet cloak of epilepsy; Chicks, the baby of the family; and Daphne, whose rich, poetic imagination condemns her to a life in institutions. 'Janet Frame's first full-length work of fiction, Owls Do Cry, is an exhilarating and dazzling prelude to her long and successful career. She was to write in several modes, publishing poems, short stories, fables and volumes of autobiography, as well as other novels of varied degrees of formal complexity, but Owls Do Cry remains unique in her oeuvre. It has the freshness and fierceness of a mingled cry of joy and pain. Its evocation of childhood recalls Blake's Songs of Innocence and of Experience, as well as the otherworldly Shakespearean lyric of her title and epigraph, but her handling of her dark material is wholly original' Margaret Drabble
The Overworked American
By Juliet Schor
This pathbreaking book explains why, contrary to all expectations, Americans are working harder than ever. Juliet Schor presents the astonishing news that over the past twenty years our working hours have increased by the equivalent of one month per year,a dramatic spurt that has hit everybody: men and women, professionals as well as low-paid workers. Why are we,unlike every other industrialized Western nation,repeatedly "choosing" money over time? And what can we do to get off the treadmill?
By Michael D. Lebow
A comprehensive overview of teenage obesity and what parents and teens can do to overcome weight problems
Overture To Death
By Ngaio Marsh, ric jerrom
It was planned as an act of charity: a new piano for the parish hall, an amusing play to finance the gift. The question now under bitter discussion is, who shall play the overture?Though Eleanor Prentice wins, on the night of the performance she cannot play. Miss Campanula steps triumphantly into the breach - a chord is struck, a shot rings out, and Miss Campanula is dead, shot between the eyes. A case of sinister infatuation for the brilliant Chief Detective-Inspector Alleyn.Overture to Death was first published in 1939.
By Tom Holt
Guy is a Mosquito pilot in World War II. He is surprised when his dead co-pilot apparently starts speaking to him as they are flying over Northern France. And before you can say Bomber Harris , Guy finds himself caught up in time and travel, a search for Richard the Lionheart and a damsel.
By Charlie Fletcher
'Exciting, exhilarating, scary and moving in equal measure, The Oversight is a teeming world of dark deeds and dark magics, brilliantly realised. This feels like the start of something amazing' -M. R. Carey, author of The Girl With All the GiftsWHEN THEY FALL, SO DO WE ALLOnce the Oversight, the secret society that polices the lines between the mundane and the magic, counted hundreds of brave souls among its members. Now their number can be tallied on a single hand. When a drunkard brings a screaming girl to the Oversight's London headquarters, it seems their hopes for a new recruit will be fulfilled - but the girl is a trap, her appearance a puzzle the five remaining guardians must solve or lose each other, and their society, for good. As the borders between the natural and the supernatural begin to break down, brutal murders erupt across the city, the Oversight are torn viciously apart and their enemies close in for the final blow. This dark Dickensian fantasy spins a tale of witch-hunters, magicians, mirror-walkers and the unlikeliest of heroes drawn from the depths of British folklore. Meet the Oversight, and remember: when they fall, so do we all.The Oversight Trilogy begins with The Oversight, continues in The Paradox and concludes in The Remnant.
The Overnight Diet
By Caroline Apovian
Discover the no-fad weight-loss plan that successful dieters and top weight-loss experts are talking about . . .Premier weight-loss expert Dr Caroline Apovian has created the ultimate plan for anyone trying to lose weight. The Overnight Diet delivers exactly what dieters are desperately looking for: an easy-to-follow plan for rapid, lasting weight loss that doesn't compromise your health and energy levels. This cutting-edge diet accelerates fat-burning and primes the body to work at its best. Kick start your weight loss every week with a day of delicious smoothies called the '1-Day Power Up'. This produces powerful results when combined with the '6-Day Fuel Up', during which you can enjoy lean protein, low-fat dairy, whole grains and all-you-can-eat fruit and vegetables. Add in an easy-to-follow workout designed to rev up your metabolism and preserve lean muscle and you have the recipe for a slimmer 'you'. Many popular diets lead to 'shrinking muscle syndrome' - a loss of muscle mass that can rob you of energy, leave you weaker and flabbier and lead to yo-yo dieting. The Overnight Diet avoids all of these common problems. And the best news is that it's not a restrictive diet so there's no mealtime boredom. You can enjoy a wide variety of foods and even your favourite glass of wine. Look slimmer, feel better and live longer with The Overnight Diet.
Overcoming Panic and Agoraphobia
By Derrick Silove, Vijaya Manicavasagar
A Books on Prescription TitleOvercome the crippling effects of panic attacks and agoraphobiaDo you sometimes feel overwhelmed by feelings of panic that seem to come from nowhere and yet feel terrifyingly real? Do you avoid certain situations because you think you'll experience a panic attack? If so, this step-by-step self-help course can give you the necessary skills to overcome and prevent such attacks and the associated agoraphobia.Based on cognitive behavioural therapy techniques and the authors' many years of experience and expertise in treating this disabling condition, it offers an indispensable guide for anyone affected, including sufferers, their friends and families, psychologists and those working in the medical profession.Explains the many forms and causes of panicContains a complete self-help program and monitoring sheetsIs based on clinically proven techniques of cognitive therapy
Overcoming Anxiety Self Help Course in 3 vols
By Helen Kennerley
Since it was first published in 1997, Helen Kennerley's Overcoming Anxiety has helped thousands of people recover from this disorder. It has won the respect of therapists and patients alike for its practical and friendly approach. Now, for the first time, this landmark work is available as a three-part, large format, practical manual, complete with multiple copies of blank worksheets, diaries and exercises suitable for a two-week course of treatment. The anxiety sufferer will be able to write directly into the workbook, allowing him or her to trace progress over the course of treatment, monitor behaviour and record step-by-step improvement. Ideal for the sufferer to work through alone or with guided assistance, Overcoming Anxiety Self Help Manual is a complete, step-by-step treatment guide.
By Lee Brosan, Gillian Todd
Overcoming app now available via iTunes and the Google Play Store.'An excellent book filled with practical tips for understanding and managing stress.' Professor David M. Clark, Professor and Chair of Experimental Psychology, University of OxfordMost of us know what it is like to feel stressed - so much so, in fact, that we take it for granted that we are going to feel stressed and assume that there's not much to be done about it. Too much stress can disrupt our lives almost without our realizing it. However there is a tried and tested approach to coping using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). In this easy-to-use self-help guide the authors help you to recognize what happens when under stress and how to change how you think, feel and act so that you learn to retain a balanced outlook on life and manage it more effectively too.· Provides a complete CBT self-help course with case studies and step-by-step explanations· Shows how to permanently improve your overall quality of life by changing the ways you respond to stressOvercoming self-help guides use clinically proven techniques to treat long-standing and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical. Many guides in the Overcoming series are recommended under the Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme.Series Editor: Professor Peter Cooper
Overcoming Distressing Voices, 2nd Edition
By Mark Hayward, David Kingdon, Clara Strauss
Practical help for managing distressing voice hearing experiencesHave you ever heard someone talking to you, but when you turned around no one was there? Voice hearing is more common than might be expected. Many of those who experience this phenomenon won't find it distressing, while some may find it extremely upsetting and even debilitating. Although the causes of voice hearing are many and varied, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) has been found to be a highly effective treatment for distressing voices. CBT can provide a powerful and positive way of coping with distressing voices, helping people to live well, even though the voice hearing may continue. Written by experts, this accessible self-help manual takes those affected by distressing voices on a journey of recovery and healing, based on the latest psychological research. This fully revised and updated edition includes:· Clear explanations of what distressing voices are and what causes them· Techniques to explore and re-evaluate the links between self-esteem, beliefs about voices and feelings· Practical steps to reduce the distress that hearing voices causes· Consideration of the impact on friends and family, and advice for how they can helpOvercoming self-help guides use clinically-proven techniques to treat long-standing and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical. Many guides in the Overcoming series are recommended under the Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme. Series Editor: Professor Peter Cooper
Overcoming Health Anxiety
By David Veale, Rob Willson
A Books on Prescription title to help you stop worrying about your health and enjoy life.Many of us have a tendency to worry unnecessarily about our health. For some the anxiety becomes chronic, and they may spend many hours checking for symptoms, seeking reassurance from others, surfing the internet for information about different diseases, or repeatedly visiting the doctor. It is distressing for them and for everyone around them.In fact, health anxiety can be very successfully treated with cognitive behavioural therapy - the approach taken in this self-help guide. Using a structured, step-by-step approach the authors explain how the problem develops, how to recognize what feeds it and how to develop effective methods of dealing with it.- Includes questionnaires, case studies and exercises- Based on proven CBT techniques- Includes a chapter on fear of death and fear of vomiting
Overcoming Depersonalisation and Feelings of Unreality, 2nd Edition
By Anthony David, Emma Lawrence, Dawn Baker, Elaine Hunter
'The first of its kind, this self-help book will offer guidance, help and solace to the many sufferers of depersonalization disorder.'Daphne Simeon, Depersonalisation and Dissociation Program, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New YorkDepersonalization disorder can make you feel detached from life and many people describe feeling 'emotionally numb', unreal or even as if their body doesn't belong to them. It can be a symptom of another problem such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and, particularly, of panic disorder, or of an illness like epilepsy or migraine. It can also occur in its own right and/or as a side effect of certain drugs.This self-help book, written by leading experts, will help you to understand what causes depersonalization disorder and what can keep it going, and will introduce you to effective strategies to overcome it:Based on clinically proven cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques Clear and accessible step-by-step exercises and tools, including diary-keeping and problem-solving Overcoming self-help guides use clinically proven techniques to treat long-standing and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical. Many guides in the Overcoming series are recommended under the Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme.Series Editor: Professor Peter Cooper
Overcoming Depression 3rd Edition
By Paul Gilbert
Overcoming app now available via iTunes and the Google Play Store.A Books on Prescription TitleBreak free from the hell of depressionIf you suffer from depression you are far from alone. Depression is very common, affecting over 300 million people around the world. Written by Professor Paul Gilbert, internationally recognised for his work on depression, this highly acclaimed self-help book has been of benefit to thousands of people including sufferers, their friends and families, and those working in the medical profession.This fully revised third edition has been extensively updated and rewritten to reflect over ten years of new research on understanding and treating depression, particularly the importance of developing compassionate ways of thinking, behaving and feeling. It contains helpful case studies and new, easy-to-follow, step-by-step suggestions and exercises to help you understand your depression and lift your mood.