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The Festival Organiser's Bible

By Judith Spelman
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Judith Spelman
Indispensable for anyone interested in starting or running a festival of any kind - Blackmore Vale MagazineThis book applies to all festivals - literary, music, folk, jazz, food, arts - big and small. It explains how to get a festival started, using local features, team-building, grants, sponsorship, networking and putting together a balanced programme. There are 340 literary festivals and almost 400 music festivals in the UK each year, with many smaller local festivals organised by towns and villages. From the Bridport Hat Festival to Glastonbury Festival, the organisers faced the same initial decisions when they began and this book explains how they dealt with them.· Recognising the resources· Initial funding· Choosing the right venues· Creating a budget · Booking speakers, musicians and stallholders· Contracts and artistes information sheets· Running a marketing and publicity campaign· Ticket distribution· The value of social media
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  • Full Wolf Moon

    By Lincoln Child
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    Lincoln Child
    Legends, no matter how outlandish, are often grounded in reality. This has been the guiding principle behind the exhilarating career of Jeremy Logan, the 'enigmalogist - an investigator who specializes in analyzing phenomena that have no obvious explanation - previously seen in The Forgotten Room, The Third Gate, and Deep Storm. Logan has often found himself in situations where keeping an open mind could mean the difference between life and death, and that has never been more true than now.Logan travels to an isolated writers' retreat deep in the Adirondacks to finally work on his book when the remote community is rocked by the grisly discovery of a dead hiker on Desolation Mountain. The body has been severely mauled, but the unusual savagery of the bite and claw marks call into question the initial suspicions of a wild bear attack. When Logan is asked to help investigate, he discovers no shortage of suspects capable of such an attack - and no shortage of locals willing to point the finger and spread incredible rumors. One rumor, too impossible to believe, has even the forest ranger believing in werewolves. As Logan gets to know the remote deep-woods landscape, including a respected woman scientist still struggling with the violent loss of her father in these very woods, Logan realizes he's up against something he has never seen before.His most action-packed and white-knuckled novel to date, Full Wolf Moon is the perfect combination of exotic locales, provocative science, and raw action that make for a deeply entertaining Lincoln Child blockbuster.
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  • The Fallen

    By Ace Atkins
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    Ace Atkins
    Mississippi sheriff Quinn Colson had to admit he admired the bank robbers. A new bank was hit almost every week, and the robbers rushed in and out with such skill and precision it reminded him of raids he'd led back in Afghanistan and Iraq when he was an army ranger. In fact, it reminded him so much of the techniques in the Ranger Handbook that he couldn't help wondering if the outlaws were former Rangers themselves.And that was definitely going to be a problem. If he stood any chance of catching them, he was going to need the help of old allies, new enemies, and a lot of luck. The enemies he had plenty of. It was the allies and the luck that were going to be in woefully short supply.
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  • The Fatal Gate

    By Ian Irvine
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    Ian Irvine
    The cruel Merdrun, the greatest warriors in the void, have invaded Santhenar but their portal failed, leaving them stranded. They're desperately trying to regain contact with the summon stone so they can reopen the portal and begin the slaughter of humanity. Llian, hurled through another portal, sees the summon stone wake and knows the allies have but one chance to destroy the Merdrun - though it will involve an alchemical quest that has always ended in ruin, a mad invasion in untested sky ships with untrained pilots and the most unequal battle in all the Histories.
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    Forty Autumns

    By Nina Willner
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    Nina Willner
    In Forty Autumns, Nina Willner recounts the history of three generations of her family - mothers, sisters, daughters and cousins - separated by forty years of Soviet rule, and reunited after the fall of the Berlin Wall.Shortly after the end of the Second World War, as the Soviets took control of the eastern part of Germany, Hanna, a schoolteacher's daughter, escaped with nothing more than a small suitcase and the clothes on her back. As Hanna built a new life in the West, her relatives (her mother, father and eight siblings) remained in the East. The construction of the Berlin Wall severed all hope of any future reunion. Hanna fell in love and moved to America. She made many attempts to establish contact with her family, but most were unsuccessful. Her father was under close observation; her mother, younger sister Heidi and the others struggled to adjust to life under a bizarre and brutal regime that kept its citizens cut off from the outside world. A few years later, Hanna had a daughter - Nina - who grew up to become the first female US Army intelligence officer to lead sensitive intelligence collection operations in East Berlin at the height of the Cold War. At the same time, Heidi's daughter, Cordula, was training to become a member of the East German Olympic cycling team. Though separated by only a few miles, Nina and her relatives led entirely different lives. Once the Berlin Wall came down, and the families were reunited, Nina Willner discovered an extraordinary story. In Forty Autumns she vividly brings to life many accounts of courage and survival, set against the backdrop of four decades that divided a nation and the world.
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    Friend Request

    By Laura Marshall
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    Laura Marshall
    ***THE SUNDAY TIMES & NO.1 EBOOK BESTSELLER***'Twisty and gripping' Erin Kelly'I read it in one go' Marian Keyes'I loved it' Rachel Abbott Loved FRIEND REQUEST? Laura Marshall's sensational new thriller, THREE LITTLE LIES, is available now in hardback, ebook and audio.*****Maria Weston wants to be friends with me Maybe that had been the problem all along: Maria Weston had wanted to be friends with me, but I let her down.She's been hovering at the edge of my consciousness for all of my adult life, although I've been good at keeping her out, just a blurred shadow in the corner of my eye, almost but not quite out of sight.Maria Weston wants to be friends. But Maria Weston has been dead for more than twenty-five years. *****THE ADDICTIVE PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER THAT EVERYONE'S RAVING ABOUT - perfect for fans of He Said/She Said, The Couple Next Door and I See You. 'The twist is genuinely unexpected . . . This is an obvious choice if you enjoyed The Girl on the TrainIndependent'I couldn't put it down!' Jenny Blackhurst, author of The Foster Child'A mystery with a genius premise' Stylist'A devour-in-one-sitting must' Heat'Tightly plotted, and with a fabulous twist' Sunday Mirror'Gripping . . . loved it from start to finish' Goodreads Reviewer'Twisty and gripping . . . You must read this!' Emma Kavanagh, author of Falling'Twists and turns and real life scenarios make this a fantastic thriller' Amazon Reviewer
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  • The Fantastic and Terrible Fame of Classroom 13

    By Honest Lee, Matthew J. Gilbert, Joelle Dreidemy
    Authors:
    Honest Lee, Matthew J. Gilbert
    Illustrated by:
    Joelle Dreidemy
    When famous agent Lucy LaRoux drops by Classroom 13, she makes an offer no one can refuse--she makes all of the students FAMOUS.You might think this was sweet, but it was not. It was selfish. (Lucy wants their money.) With great fame comes frightening stage fright, broken bones, rotten reality television, and other awful accidents. As the students of Classroom 13 are about to learn, being famous (or infamous) isn't always fun.What do YOU want to be famous for? The final chapter of each book encourages young readers to write their OWN chapter and send it in to the author, Honest Lee.The Fantastic and Terrible Fame of Classroom 13 is the third title in a new chapter book series of hilarious stories about a very unlucky classroom. Each story is full of humor, action, and fun that will prompt hours of conversation among friends, families, and classrooms.
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    A Family Guide To Keeping Chickens, 2nd Edition

    By Anne Perdeaux
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    Anne Perdeaux
    For the family and would-be smallholder, chickens are the obvious first step when venturing into keeping livestock. Chickens also make ideal family pets, requiring less attention than a dog yet still being entertaining, productive and educational.This practical book is ideal for the complete beginner. Even someone who has never kept animals before should be able to follow the clear, detailed guidance that is given at every stage. It includes: · Choosing the right chickens and housing for your garden size· Exploring useful equipment, such as poultry feeders and drinkers · Routine care for your chickens, including what to feed them on· Outfoxing the fox - and other predators· What to do with all those eggs!· Dealing with parasites and ailments· Broody hens and hatching eggsWith true-life portraits of chicken keepers, little known facts, and helpful and informative personal anecdotes, A Family Guide To Keeping Chickens, 2nd Edition is an easy and enjoyable read for anyone interested in keeping chickens.
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    Fire and Fury

    By Michael Wolff
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    Michael Wolff
    SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLERNEW YORK TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLERWith extraordinary access to the Trump White House, Michael Wolff tells the inside story of the most controversial presidency of our time.The first nine months of Donald Trump's term were stormy, outrageous - and absolutely mesmerising. Now, thanks to his deep access to the West Wing, bestselling author Michael Wolff tells the riveting story of how Trump launched a tenure as volatile and fiery as the man himself.In this explosive book, Wolff provides a wealth of new details about the chaos in the Oval Office. Among the revelations: - What President Trump's staff really thinks of him- What inspired Trump to claim he was wire-tapped by President Obama - Why FBI director James Comey was really fired- Why chief strategist Steve Bannon and Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner couldn't be in the same room - Who is really directing the Trump administration's strategy in the wake of Bannon's firing- What the secret to communicating with Trump is- What the Trump administration has in common with the movie The ProducersNever before has a presidency so divided the American people. Brilliantly reported and astoundingly fresh, Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury shows us how and why Donald Trump has become the king of discord and disunion.
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    Future Home of the Living God

    By Louise Erdrich
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    Louise Erdrich
    'Erdrich is one of the greatest living American writers' GuardianLouise Erdrich, the New York Times bestselling, National Book Award-winning author of LaRose and The Round House, paints a startling portrait of a young woman fighting for her life and her unborn child against oppressive forces that manifest in the wake of a cataclysmic event.The world as we know it is ending. Evolution has reversed itself, affecting every living creature on earth. Science cannot stop the world from running backwards, as woman after woman gives birth to infants that appear to be primitive species of humans. Thirty-two-year-old Cedar Hawk Songmaker, adopted daughter of open-minded Minneapolis liberals, is as disturbed as the rest of America around her. But for Cedar, this change is profound and deeply personal. She is four months pregnant.Cedar feels compelled to find her birth mother, Mary Potts, an Ojibwe living on the reservation, to understand both her and her baby's origins. As Cedar goes back to her own biological beginnings, society around her begins to disintegrate, fueled by a swelling panic about the end of humanity. There are rumors of martial law, of Congress confining pregnant women, of a registry, and rewards for those who turn these wanted women in. It will take all Cedar has to avoid the prying eyes of potential informants and keep her baby safe.A chilling dystopian novel both provocative and prescient, Future Home of the Living God is a startlingly original work from one of our most acclaimed writers: a moving meditation on female agency, self-determination, biology, and natural rights that speaks to the troubling changes of our time.
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    Freefall

    By Tom Read
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    Tom Read
    FREEFALL is the story of a SAS member's journey into madness and his attempts to find his way out again. A former member of the British Parachute Regiment, Tom Read was preparing to freefall from more than 23 miles above the earth to become the first man to punch a hole through the sound barrier unassisted. It didn't work out that way. From his hospital bed in a French sanatorium, he began to review his life in an attempt to trace the roots of his madness: the tough childhood, moving from place to place; joining the Parachute Regiment at seventeen and confronting riots, IRA snipers and booby-traps; doing more than1,000 jumps with the Red Devils and the first ever Parachute drop onto the Falklands; and the high-altitude work that may have created a chemical imbalance in his brain. Weaving backwards and forwards between a haunting present and a remarkable past FREEFALL is an unrelentingly suspenseful account of an amazing life.
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    Feed Your Face

    By Jessica Wu
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    Jessica Wu
    Each year the average woman spends hundreds of pounds on skincare products, only to be disappointed when the hype outplays the performance. Empowering women to break this cycle, Dr Jessica Wu shares the secrets to transforming your skin from the inside out.Feed Your Face is an easy-to-use, 28-day diet plan that will help you banish blemishes, wipe out wrinkles, shed unwanted pounds and generally feel better - in your clothes and in your skin. Along the way, you will learn how to separate skincare fact from fiction, as Dr Wu explains why:* A slice of pizza and a glass of Cabernet can prevent an impending sunburn* Milk doesn't always do a body good - dairy products are a major cause of acne* Almonds can ward off grey hairsPacked with patient testimonials, entertaining illustrations and celebrity anecdotes from stars including Katherine Heigl, Feed Your Face is as entertaining as it is informative.
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    The Food Effect Diet

    By Michelle Braude
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    Michelle Braude
    AS SEEN IN THE TIMES.LOSE AT LEAST 6LBS IN FOUR WEEKS WITHOUT GIVING UP CARBS, ALCOHOL OR CHOCOLATEThe Food Effect Diet is a simple, delicious and satisfying way of eating that sheds weight, boosts energy, lowers cholesterol and blood pressure. It also gives you glowing skin, increased brain power and optimal health and vitality.A perfect antidote to faddy, restrictive crash diets that don't work over the long-term, The Food Effect Diet promises a minimum weight loss of 6lbs in four weeks, while allowing you to eat carbs, good fats, wheat, gluten and dairy. Followers of the diet can also drink alcohol and eat chocolate - the only significant 'no no' is red meat.As well as a detailed programme for the four-week 'attack' phase, the book will include menu plans which can be adapted to suit different taste preferences, lifestyles and nutritional needs; over 70 delicious and easy recipes; and easy-to-follow food tables to guide your choices for each food group.
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  • Forever Mine

    By Erin Nicholas
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    Erin Nicholas
    Psychologist Maya Goodwin is a martial arts expert who is obsessed with superheroes. She has found a way to combine her two passions in her business by teaching martial arts, self-defense, and fitness classes to adults as Maya, and martial arts and lessons in self-esteem, doing the right thing, and what bravery really means to kids as the Purple Flash. And she's the perfect person to help Dr. Alex Nolan relate to and connect with the ten year old son he's only just met...
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    First Founding Father

    By Harlow Giles Unger
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    Harlow Giles Unger
    Before Washington, before Jefferson, before Franklin or John Adams, there was Lee--Richard Henry Lee, the First Founding Father.Richard Henry Lee was the first to call for independence, and the first to call for union. He was "father of our country" as much as George Washington, securing the necessary political and diplomatic victories in the Revolutionary War. Lee played a critical role in holding the colonial government together, declaring the nation's independence, and ensuring victory for the Continental Army by securing the first shipments of French arms to American troops. Next to Washington, Lee was arguably the most important American leader in the war against the British.Drawing on original manuscripts--many overlooked or ignored by contemporary historians--Unger paints a powerful portrait of a towering figure in the American Revolution.
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    Fermenting Food for Healthy Eating

    By Catherine Atkinson
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    Catherine Atkinson
    Fermented foods - kefir, kimchi and kombucha, to name just a few - are flooding the supermarket shelves but can be costly to buy. Whether you are new to fermented foods or looking to expand your repertoire, with Fermenting Food for Healthy Eating you'll discover the astonishing nutritional benefits of fermented foods and drinks, how easy they are to make at home and how to incorporate them into everyday eating. It includes:· A comprehensive introduction explaining how fermentation works to preserve food, make it more digestible and increase its vitamin and mineral availability.· All the basic and more advanced techniques, with step-by-step recipes, foolproof advice and handy hints.· Individual chapters on fermented vegetables such as sauerkraut and dill pickles, dairy products, including kefir, yogurt and cheeses (and many non-dairy versions), a selection of fermented drinks such as rejuvelec and kvass, plus how to make sourdough and other fermented breads.Fermenting Food for Healthy Eating is the ultimate guide to fermenting. The book contains a total of 40 recipes for making fermented foods and drinks, and over 40 more nutrient-packed recipes showing how these fermented foods and drinks can be used to create delicious and healthy meals for everyone to enjoy.
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  • Fire

    By L.C. Tyler
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    L.C. Tyler
    The fourth John Grey historical mystery1666. London has been destroyed by fire and its citizens are looking for somebody, preferable foreign, to blame. Only the royal Court, with its strong Catholic sympathies, is trying to dampen down the post-conflaguration hysteria. Then, inconveniently, a Frenchman admits to having started it together with an accomplice, whom he says he has subsequently killed.John Grey is tasked by Secretary of State, Lord Arlington, with proving conclusively that the self-confessed fire-raiser is lying. Though Grey agrees with Arlington that the Frenchman must be mad, he is increasingly perplexed at how much he knows. And a body has been discovered that appears in every way to match the description of the dead accomplice.Grey's investigations take him and his companion, Lady Pole, into the dangerous and still smoking ruins of the old City. And somebody out there - somebody at the very centre of power in England - would prefer it if they didn't live long enough to conclude their work...Praise for L.C. Tyler'Tyler juggles his characters, story wit and clever one liners with perfect balance' - The Times'A cracking pace, lively dialogue, wickedly witty one-liners salted with sophistication . . . Why would we not want more of John Grey?' - The Bookbag
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  • A Fool and His Honey

    By Charlaine Harris
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    Charlaine Harris
    'A heroine as capable and complex as P. D. James's Cordelia Gray' (Publishers Weekly)Though Roe has proven she can handle just about anything, even this part-time librarian may not be ready for the full-time crisis that comes her way in the sixth Aurora Teagarden mystery . . . Roe's life finally seems to have settled into a comfortable pattern. Her marriage to Martin is going well, she's back at work at the Lawrenceton library - and best if all, she hasn't found a dead body in quite a while. But then one afternoon her handyman goes crazy in her front yard. Roe suspects this is a sign of more bad things to come. And she is right.Soon Martin's niece, Regina, shows up with a baby that no one knew she had. Then she disappears, leaving behind the child-and a murdered husband. To find her, Roe and Martin retrace her steps from sunny Georgia back to snowy Ohio, where they will uncover dark family secrets - at their own peril . . .
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    Festivus/Seinfeld: Celebration Kit

    Kit includes:* 9-inch tall Festivus pole with 4 buttons that play audio of Frank Costanza (Jerry Stiller)* 5 Human Fund donation gift cards* 2 magnetsButton 1 "The Story of Festivus": Many Christmases ago, I went to buy a doll for my son. I reach for the last one they had-but so did another man. As I rained blows upon him, I realized there had to be another way!...out of that, a new holiday was born. A Festivus for the rest of us!Button 2 "The Festivus Pole": There's a pole. It requires no decoration. I find tinsel distracting. It's made from aluminum. Very high strength-to-weight ratio.Button 3 "The Airing of Grievances": Welcome, newcomers. The tradition of Festivus begins with the airing of grievances. I got a lot of problems with you people! And now you're gonna hear about it!Button 4 "The Feats of Strength": And now as Festivus rolls on, we come to the feats of strength. Until you pin me, Festivus is not over! Let's rumble!
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    Feminist Icon Cross-Stitch

    By Anna Fleiss, Lauren Mancuso
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    Anna Fleiss, Lauren Mancuso
    Feminism is back in a big way. From Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Malala Yousafzai to Gloria Steinem and Michelle Obama, powerful, trailblazing women have captured the spotlight and captivated a whole new generation. Feminist Icon Cross-Stitch celebrates these women and their achievements with capsule biographies and stylish, graphic portraits to stitch. With an introduction on the rise of modern feminism, and instructions on the basics of cross-stitch, this book features patterns for embroidering twenty iconic women -- like suffragette Susan B. Anthony, author Virginia Woolf, political icon Hillary Rodham Clinton, and pop superstar Beyoncé -- and ten empowering feminist sayings. This charming package gives crafters of all skill levels everything they need to begin creating hip, feminist works of art.
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