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  • Queen of Fire

    By Anthony Ryan
    Authors:
    Anthony Ryan
    Queen of Fire is the spectacular conclusion to the internationally bestselling Raven's Shadow series - a powerful tale of desperate battles, deadly politics and epic adventure. EMPIRES WILL FALLQueen Lyrna has survived the bloody siege of Alltor. Now she must rally her troops and take back the capital from the Volarian invaders. But driving her hated enemy out of the Realm will not satisfy her lust for vengeance - she wants to pursue them across the ocean and burn their empire to ashes. To do so, she must place her faith in the Seventh Order: men and women who wield terrible powers, born of the Dark itself. Vaelin Al Sorna would sacrifice his life for his queen - and may yet have to. Only by unmasking the Volarians' mysterious Ally can the tide of war be turned. To this end, Vaelin must travel deep into the icebound north, in search of a man who cannot die - and he must do it without the aid of his blood song, which has fallen ominously silent . . . Praise for Raven's Shadow: 'Engrossing' - Buzzfeed'Powerful' - SFFWorld'Compelling' - SFXBooks by Anthony Ryan:Raven's ShadowBlood SongTower LordQueen of FireThe Draconis MemoriaThe Waking FireThe Legion of FlameThe Empire of Ashes
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  • Quacks, Rogues and Charlatans of the RCP

    By Paul Strathern
    Authors:
    Paul Strathern
    The Royal College of Physicians celebrates its 500th anniversary in 2018, and to observe this landmark is publishing this series of ten books. Each of the books focuses on fifty themed elements that have contributed to making the RCP what it is today, together adding up to 500 reflections on 500 years. Some of the people, ideas, objects and manuscripts featured are directly connected to the College, while others have had an influence that can still be felt in its work. This third book in the series is a lively tour of some of the colourful characters and dubious cures that have littered the College's 500-year history, and highlights the role the College has played in regulating the medical profession.
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    The Quality of Silence

    By Rosamund Lupton
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    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
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    Quick Wins in Sales and Marketing

    By Jackie Jarvis
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    Jackie Jarvis
    This book is an indispensable guide for those who don't have the time to wade through the theory, but want ideas which can be readily put in practice. 50 'Quick Wins' is packed with no-nonsense advice and proven examples from business owners who have made their sales and marketing work for them. It is set out in 7 easy access chapters with the emphasis on simplicity, practicality and effectiveness - it does exactly what it says on the cover.This book is like having your own pocket business mentor motivating you to take the action to obtain the results your business deserves.
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    Quitting (previously published as Mastering the Art of Quitting)

    By Alan Bernstein, Peg Streep
    Authors:
    Alan Bernstein, Peg Streep
    Find out why the happiest, most successful people have the ability both to persist and to quitDo you believe that "winners never quit and quitters never win"? Do you tend to hang in longer than you should, even when you're unhappy? Our culture usually defines quitting as admitting defeat, but persistence isn't always the answer: When a goal is no longer useful, we need to be able to quit to get the most out of life. In Quitting , bestselling author Peg Streep and psychotherapist Alan Bernstein reveal simple truths that apply to goal setting and achievement in all areas of life, including work, love, and relationships:Without the ability to give up, most people will end up in a discouraging loop.Quitting is a healthy, adaptive response when a goal can't be reached.Quitting permits growth and learning, as well as the ability to frame new goals.Featuring compelling stories of people who successfully quit, along with helpful questionnaires and goal maps to guide you on the right path, Quitting will help you evaluate whether your goals are working for or against you, and whether you need to let go in order to start anew.

    The Quest

    By Nelson DeMille
    Authors:
    Nelson DeMille
    Mankind's greatest mystery lies in wait...Civil war rages in Ethiopia. A priest waits to die in a parched prison cell; he has not seen daylight for four decades. But then a mortar shell hits the compound, and the prisoner and his secret are free.Two reporters and a beautiful photographer save this wounded man, who tells them something too incredible to believe: the location of the Holy Grail. Thus begins an impossible quest that will pit them against murderous tribes, deadly assassins, fanatical monks, and ultimately, themselves. The Quest is a breakneck search for an ancient legend amid a dangerous jungle war - and no one's coming out unscathed.
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    Queen of Distraction

    By Terry Matlen
    Authors:
    Terry Matlen
    Do you rule the realm of disorganization, clutter, and chaos? Are you constantly battling to get things done? Are you ready to give up and toss your day planner into the dungeon (otherwise known as your closet)? If so, you might just be The Queen of Distraction. And whether or not you've been formally diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you probably already know that something's got to give.The Queen of Distraction presents practical skills to help women with ADHD achieve focus and balance in all areas of life, whether it's at home, at work, or in relationships. Psychotherapist Terry Matlen delves into the feminine side of ADHD-the elements of this condition that are particular to women, such as: relationships, skin sensitivities, meal-planning, parenting, and dealing with out-of control hormones. In addition, the book offers helpful tips and strategies to get your symptoms under control, and outlines a number of effective treatment options for you to pursue.From getting dressed in the morning, to making it to a job interview, to planning dinner-sometimes just getting through the day can be an ordeal for a woman with ADHD. If you've been accused of getting lost in your own world, maybe it's time to make a change. If you're ready to start getting organized and stop leaving your groceries in the car, this book can help. It's more than just a survival guide; it's an ADHD how-to to help you thrive!
  • Quadrille

    By M.C. Beaton
    Authors:
    M.C. Beaton
    Everyone in bon ton knew that Lord Hubert Challenge had married country mouse Mary Tyre for her dowry, but no one had yet guessed that Mary had actually fallen in love with her husband! And she would try anything - sumptuous clothes, a saucy manner, even flirting with another man - to get her handsome husband's attention. Until she learned that two could play at that particular game.

    Quick Pint After Work?

    By Luke Lewis, Hector Janse van Rensburg
    Authors:
    Luke Lewis
    Illustrated by:
    Hector Janse van Rensburg
    Jargon, clichés, euphemisms . . . lies. Ever wished there was a phrasebook to help you translate all this endless bullsh*t?When your boss asks 'Can I have a quick word?' (real meaning: I don't have anything to discuss, I just like putting the fear of God into you) or an estate agent describes something as having 'incredible potential' (real meaning: absolute shithole), you'd better have Luke Lewis's essential new book to hand. And if you need a way to spin your latest work disaster, here are numerous tried-and-tested porkies to help you out. Based on the incredibly popular BuzzFeed series 'What People Say vs What They Mean', this in an indispensible - and hilarious - guide to interpreting secret codes, little white lies and complete and utter bollocks.Examples from What People Say at Work vs What They Mean'Anyone fancy a cup of tea?' - Offer strictly limited to the three people in my immediate vicinity.'This is beyond my remit' - I can't be arsed to deal with this'Team player' - Has basic social skills, is not an outright sociopath'Let's park this for now' - Let's never mention this again'We wish her all the best in her new job' - Burn in hell, traitor
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    The Qigong Workbook for Anxiety

    By Kam Chuen Lam
    Authors:
    Kam Chuen Lam
    We live in a fast-paced, busy world, and many of us are stressed out and anxious as a result. If you suffer from anxiety but have found little relief from modern western treatments, or if you are looking for complimentary treatment, the ancient practice of Qigong-which can be understood as the cultivation of internal energy-may offer you relief.Qigong is rooted in Chinese philosophy and medicine, and it utilizes breathing, movement, and awareness exercises to promote healing and aid in meditation. In The Qigong Workbook for Anxiety, world-renowned and respected Qigong master Kam Chuen Lam presents the first workbook for overcoming anxiety problems utilizing traditional Chinese energy-focusing exercises. By following these simple and accessible step-by-step exercises, readers will learn to transform feelings of anxiety into resilience and inner strength. The workbook also contains helpful illustrations to help you carry out these exercises.In the book, Lam will help you think about anxiety, and yourself, in a different way-as a whole. You'll also learn to stop resisting moments of anxiety and other strong emotions, but rather to embrace them within the larger flow of your body's energy field. By doing this, you will ultimately strengthen and cultivate the natural energy you possess.Author Kam Chuen Lam has been a traditional Chinese healer for over forty years, and is an internationally respected authority on the Chinese health systems of Chi Kung and Tai Chi. To find out more, visit www.lamkamchuen.org.

    The Quiet Earth

    By Margaret Sunley
    Authors:
    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.

    The Quarry

    By Iain Banks
    Authors:
    Iain Banks
    Kit doesn't know who his mother is. What he does know, however, is that his father, Guy, is dying of cancer. Feeling his death is imminent, Guy gathers around him his oldest friends - or at least the friends with the most to lose by his death. Paul - the rising star in the Labour party who dreads the day a tape they all made at university might come to light; Alison and Robbie, corporate bunnies whose relationship is daily more fractious; Pris and Haze, once an item, now estranged, and finally Hol - friend, mentor, former lover and the only one who seemed to care. But what will happen to Kit when Guy is gone? And why isn't Kit's mother in the picture? As the friends reunite for Guy's last days, old jealousies, affairs and lies come to light as Kit watches on.
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    A Quick Guide to Balancing Your Hormones

    By Patrick Holford
    Authors:
    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
    Authors:
    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
    Authors:
    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.

    The Queen's Gamble

    By Barbara Kyle
    Authors:
    Barbara Kyle
    Your son or your queen - what price can Elizabeth demand for loyalty? Young Elizabeth I's path to the throne has been a perilous one, and already she faces a dangerous crisis. French troops have landed in Scotland to quell a rebel Protestant army and Elizabeth fears that once entrenched on the border, they will invade England. Isabel Thornleigh, recently returned from the New World with her Spanish husband, Carlos Valverde, and their young son, is recruited by the queen to smuggle money to the Scottish rebels. Yet Elizabeth's trust only goes so far - Isabel's son will be the queen's pampered hostage until she completes her mission. But matters grow worse when Isabel's husband is engaged as military advisor to the French, putting the couple on opposite sides in a deadly spying war...Praise for Barbara Kyle:'Unfurls a complex and fast paced plot, mixing history with vibrant characters.' Publishers Weekly 'Kyle is adept at layering her tale with colourful descriptions, accurate details and exciting twists with a fast-paced plot designed to keep readers' attention.' Romantic Times
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    The Queen Of Four Kingdoms

    By HRH Princess Michael of Kent
    Authors:
    HRH Princess Michael of Kent
    At the age of nineteen, Yolande of Aragon is sent away from her family, her friends, and everything she knows, to marry the young Duke of Anjou, King Charles VI's first cousin. Their marriage has been arranged to form an alliance between the previously warring kingdoms of Aragon and Anjou, and is politically fraught in a time of great danger and unrest. Yet the union between Yolande and Louis becomes not only a great love story, but also sets in motion events which will change the course of history.As Louis spends more and more time and money fighting in Italy for his claim to the Kingdom of Naples, Yolande is left alone with their six children to govern their lands. But through her charm, fierce intelligence and the clever use of her spies, she becomes the saviour of not just her kingdoms but also of France. Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent unveils this seldom told story, enriched by her own insider's perspective of royal life. The Queen of Four Kingdoms is the epic true story of a rich and riveting period of French and English history, all witnessed by the captivating and complex heroine Yolande.
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    A Question Of Belief

    By Margaret Yorke
    Authors:
    Margaret Yorke
    Philip Winter has no other option but to fake his own death - his life as he knows it is over. A mild, sweet-tempered salesman at an elite department store, he never suspects a nicely dressed woman will make a pass at him . . . and then accuse him of rape when he turns down her advances. Even though he is acquitted, he loses everything including his job and his wife's trust. He just wants to disappear, and finds himself joining the lost world of the homeless.When Philip drifts into the village of Chingbury, his life intersects with a group of animal-rights activists led by a rather frightening young woman named Tessa. Tessa has her own obsessions, which are taking those around her in a terrifying direction. Philip's world will soon be shaken, or ended, by emotions exploding in very unexpected ways.
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    Quit Comfort Eating

    By Susan Albers
    Authors:
    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.
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    The Queen's Captive

    By Barbara Kyle
    Authors:
    Barbara Kyle
    A vengeful, bloody queen imprisons her own half-sister...England 1554, and twenty year old Princess Elizabeth is a captive of Queen Mary. She longs for liberty - and in Honor and Richard Thornleigh and their seafaring son Adam, the young princess has loyal allies. When Mary releases her from the Tower, hoping she will make a false move and condemn herself, the Thornleighs return from exile to help Elizabeth in the fight of her life.But Honor is playing a dangerous game as double agent, aware that a false move of her own could uncover her past as a condemned heretic. To save her family and Elizabeth, Honor must turn a headstrong princess into a queen before Bloody Mary destroys them all...
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