By Christina Lauren
'Christina Lauren have fast become my go-to for sexy, honest contemporary erotic romance' Heroes and HeartbreakersFrom subway . . . Monday night. Wednesday morning. Friday lunchtime. Holland Bakker plans her journeys to work around the times the handsome Irish musician, Calvin McLoughlin, plays his guitar in the 50th Street subway station. Lacking the nerve to actually talk to the gorgeous stranger, Holland is destined to admire him from a distance. Then a near-tragedy causes her busker to come to her rescue, only to disappear when the police start asking questions.To Broadway . . . Keen to repay Calvin, Holland gets him an audition with her uncle, Broadway's hottest musical director. When he aces the tryout, Calvin's luck seems to have turned - until his reason for disappearing earlier becomes clear: he doesn't have a visa.To happy ever after?Impulsively, Holland offers to wed the Irishman to keep him in New York, still keeping her infatuation secret. Calvin becomes the darling of Broadway, while their relationship evolves from awkward roommates to besotted lovers. Yet surrounded by theatre and actors, what will it take for Holland and Calvin to realise that they both stopped pretending a long time ago?Praise for Roomies:'This book has everything that makes romance novels great: a heroine's journey to self-discovery, a leading man worthy of a woman's love, and plenty of misty tears and full-on belly laughs along the way. Another knockout by Lauren' Kirkus Reviews'Lauren masters rom-com banter and plotting, while also reminding us that the best entries in the genre are all about recognizing our own value regardless of relationship status. One of our 10 best romances of 2017. A+' Entertainment Weekly'Lauren brings her characteristic charm to the story. Holland's tale is more than an unrequited crush; it's about self-expectations, problematic friendships, unconventional family, and the strange power of love' Booklist'This is my new FAVOURITE of theirs. It was witty, funny, and was just so good!' Bookcrack'Roomies is sweet, touching and romantic' BJ's Book Blog
By Hilary Cottam
How should we live: how should we care for one another; grow our capabilities to work, to learn, to love and fully realise our potential? This exciting and ambitious book shows how we can re-design the welfare state for this century. The welfare state was revolutionary: it lifted thousands out of poverty, provided decent homes, good education and security. But it is out of kilter now: an elaborate and expensive system of managing needs and risks. Today we face new challenges. Our resources have changed. Hilary Cottam takes us through five 'Experiments' to show us a new design. We start on a Swindon housing estate where families who have spent years revolving within our current welfare systems are supported to design their own way out. We spend time with young people who are helped to make new connections - with radical results. We turn to the question of good health care and then to the world of work and see what happens when people are given different tools to make change. Then we see those over sixty design a new and affordable system of support. At the heart of this way of working is human connection. Upending the current crisis of managing scarcity, we see instead that our capacities for the relationships that can make the changes are abundant. We must work with individuals, families and communities to grow the core capabilities we all need to flourish. Radical Help describes the principles behind the approach, the design process that makes the work possible and the challenges of transition. It is bold - and above all, practical. It is not a book of dreams. It is about concrete new ways of organising that already have been developing across Britain. Radical Help creates a new vision and a radically different approach that can take care of us once more, from cradle to grave.
Red Hot Front
By Harry Brett
'With the tough matriarch at its heart, this second instalment of Brett's Great Yarmouth-set series is brilliant seaside noir, the action playing out at cracking pace in the rough and seedy resort' Sunday Times Crime Club'Be prepared to immerse yourself in Great Yarmouth's murky underworld with this great thriller' Five Stars, The Sun - 'Book of the Week'Tatiana Goodwin has finally begun to piece her life back together after the events of the past year. Having taken over her late husband Rich's empire, Tatty has put together a massive deal to capitalise on his dirty dealings - and hopefully extricate herself from a life of crime she'd been unwillingly drawn into.But following a suspicious fire in the firm's new HQ, and a number of unexplained deaths in the town, it soon becomes clear that there's more than one person who's after the Goodwin family assets. With her daughter in a rocky relationship and her teenage son Zach beginning to follow in the footsteps of his gangster father, everything is getting a little too close to home for Tatty's liking . . .As the family is pulled further into the criminal underworld she sought to protect them from, Tatty has some difficult decisions to make - before her enemies make them for her. 'Things are hotting up . . . But the book offers more than just crime: the characterisation is strong and the relationships between the various family members and their associates and enemies skilfully depicted. A particular treat for anyone familiar with Yarmouth' East Anglian Daily Times'Brett's knuckleduster-hard story goes behind the tawdry neon of the day-tripper strip. A promising series . . . Fans of Martina Cole will look forward to this' Peterborough Today Praise for Time to Win: 'The Godfather in Great Yarmouth' Ian Rankin'An atmospheric and riveting tale' Guardian* * * * * The Sun'Harry Brett writes a fun plot with witty elegance' The Times'Fearsomely good' Nicci French'A 21st century Long Good Friday' Tony Parsons'Taut and atmospheric' Eva Dolan'Gripping, compelling, original crime drama' Dreda Say Mitchell'Darkly brooding and atmospheric' M.J. McGrath'Time to Win redraws the landscape of British noir' Stav Sherez'A tour de force' William Ryan'I loved Time to Win' Julia Crouch'Gritty and stark' Sunday Mirror'Time To Win is firmly in the top flight of crime writing' Crime Scene
By Richard Harris
"A rewarding read for anyone who wants to know the unvarnished truth about how science really gets done." - Financial TimesAmerican taxpayers spend $30 billion annually funding biomedical research, but over half of these studies can't be replicated due to poor experimental design, improper methods, and sloppy statistics. Bad science doesn't just hold back medical progress, it can sign the equivalent of a death sentence for terminal patients. In Rigor Mortis, Richard Harris explores these urgent issues with vivid anecdotes, personal stories, and interviews with the top biomedical researchers. We need to fix our dysfunctional biomedical system--before it's too late.
Rick Steves Great Britain (Twenty-second Edition)
By Rick Steves
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Great Britain.With this guide, you'll explore the misty isle of Great Britain, from lively London to the lush green fields of Wales and the craggy beauty of the Scottish Highlands. Wander the sheep-dotted hillsides of the Lake District, and stroll the promenade at the kitschy beach resort of Blackpool. On Edinburgh's Royal Mile, ask a proud Scot about the local whisky. Trace Britain's history from prehistoric Stonehenge to Roman Bath, and from stout Welsh castles to Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon. After a busy day of sightseeing, relax at a neighborhood pub, sharing a chat and a pint with a friendly local.Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels, B&Bs, and restaurants in big cities and small villages. You'll learn how to travel by train, bus, or car and discover which sights are worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket
Rick Steves Best of Italy (Second Edition)
By Rick Steves
Hit Italy's can't-miss art, sights, and bites in two weeks or less with Rick Steves Best of Italy!* Expert advice from Rick Steves on what's worth your time and money* Two-day itineraries covering Venice, the Cinque Terre, Florence, the Hill Towns of Central Italy, Rome, Naples, Sorrento, and the Amalfi Coast* Over 80 full-color maps and vibrant photos* Rick's tips for beating the crowds, skipping lines, and avoiding tourist traps* The best of local culture, flavors, and haunts, including walks through the most interesting neighborhoods and museums* Trip planning strategies like how to link destinations and design your itinerary, what to pack, where to stay, and how to get around* Suggestions for side trips to Milan, Lake Como, Pisa, Verona, and PaduaExperience Italy's old world romance and new world excitement for yourself with Rick Steves Best of Italy!Rick Steves Best of Italy covers Venice, Milan, Varenna, Lake Como, Verona, Padua, Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, Monterosso al Mare, Florence, Pisa, Siena, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Assisi, Orvieto, Civita di Bagnoregio, Rome, Naples, Sorrento, Pompeii, Capri, and the Amalfi CoastPlanning a longer trip? Rick Steves Italy 2018 is the classic, in-depth guide to exploring the country, updated annually.Time for a quick getaway? Colorful Rick Steves Pocket guidebooks to Rome, Florence, and Venice are perfect when you have a week or less. Pocket guides include fold-out city maps.
The Return Of The Soldier
By Rebecca West
'Spellbinding . . . Probably her best fiction' - Sunday TimesThe soldier returns from the front to the three women who love him. His wife, Kitty, with her cold, moonlight beauty, and his devoted cousin Jenny wait in their exquisite home on the crest of the Harrow-weald. Margaret Allington, his first and long-forgotten love, is nearby in the dreary suburb of Wealdstone. But the soldier is shell-shocked and can only remember the Margaret he loved fifteen years before, when he was a young man and she an inn-keeper's daughter. His cousin he remembers only as a childhood playmate; his wife he remembers not at all. The women have a choice - to leave him where he wishes to be, or to 'cure' him. It is Margaret who reveals a love so great that she can make the final sacrifice.Books included in the VMC 40th anniversary series include: Frost in May by Antonia White; The Collected Stories of Grace Paley; Fire from Heaven by Mary Renault; The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter; The Weather in the Streets by Rosamond Lehmann; Deep Water by Patricia Highsmith; The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West; Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston; Heartburn by Nora Ephron; The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy; Memento Mori by Muriel Spark; A View of the Harbour by Elizabeth Taylor; and Faces in the Water by Janet Frame
The Retreat of Western Liberalism
By Edward Luce
'A panorama of the unravelling world order as riveting as any beach read' New Yorker'Read this book: in the three hours it takes you will get a new, bracing and brilliant understanding of the dangers we in the democratic West now face. Luce is one of the smartest journalists working today, and his perceptions are priceless' Jane Mayer, staff writer on the New Yorker'No one was more prescient about the economic malaise and popular resentment that has hit the United States than Ed Luce in his previous book, Time to Start Thinking. His new book, Retreat of Western Liberalism, broadens that picture to cover the Western world. It is a must read for anyone trying to make sense of the waves of populism and nationalism we face today' Liaquat AhamedIn his widely acclaimed book Time to Start Thinking, Financial Times columnist and commentator Edward Luce charted the course of American economic and geopolitical decline, proving to be a prescient voice on our current social and political turmoil.In The Retreat of Western Liberalism, Luce makes a larger statement about the weakening of western hegemony and the crisis of democratic liberalism - of which Donald Trump and his European counterparts are not the cause, but a symptom. Luce argues that we are on a menacing trajectory brought about by ignorance of what it took to build the West, arrogance towards society's losers, and complacency about our system's durability - attitudes that have been emerging since the fall of the Berlin Wall, treated by the West as an absolute triumph over the East. We cannot move forward without a clear diagnosis of what has gone wrong. Luce contrasts Western democratic and economic ideals, which rest on an assumption of linear progress, with more cyclical views of economic strength - symbolized by the nineteenth-century fall and present-day rise of the Chinese and Indian economies - and with the dawn of a new multipolar age.Combining on-the-ground reporting with intelligent synthesis of the vast literature already available, Luce offers a detailed projection of the consequences of the Trump administration and a forward-thinking analysis of what those who believe in enlightenment values must do to defend them from the multiple onslaughts they face in the coming years.
Road Trip USA Pacific Coast Highway (Fourth Edition)
By Jamie Jensen
Rediscover the Open Road!From the evergreen giants of the Pacific Northwest to the brewski-filled and beachy city of San Diego, the Pacific Coast Highway is the best of the West Coast. Road Trip USA: Pacific Coast Highway is classic roadside Americana at your fingertips!Inside Road Trip USA: Pacific Coast Highway you'll find:* A flexible network of route combinations across America's two-lane highways* Mile-by-mile highlights so you can make the most of this winding highway through Olympic National Park, Cape Perpetua, Avenue of the Giants, and Hearst Castle* Driving maps covering 1,500 miles of classic American blacktop from the ancient verdant forests of Oregon down the coast to California's gorgeous sunny beaches* Full-color vintage and modern photos and illustrations of America both then and now in a slim, portable guide* Roadside curiosities and detours reveal the personalities of small towns and thriving cities along the route* Expert advice from road-warrior Jamie Jensen, who has zoomed along nearly 400,000 miles of highway in search of the perfect stretches of pavement* Tips and tools for how to plan your road trip, as well as resources and suggestions for books to read as you explore the West CoastRoad Trip USA: Pacific Coast Highway is so full of the beauty of the American road, why wait to start your next adventure? Hit the Road!
By Paige VanZant
THIS BOOK IS FOR ALL THOSE WHO GOT KNOCKED DOWN AND CAME UP SWINGING.Paige VanZant is a rising Mixed Martial Arts star in the UFC's women's strawweight division and holds a reputation for her ability to defeat obstacles and brutal fights in and out of the octagon. Long before she was a fighting champion and household name winning over fans on Dancing with the Stars with her beauty, strength, and infectiously bold personality, Paige struggled with her self-esteem.On Dancing with the Stars, Paige won hearts when she opened up for the first time about being bullied but there is so much more that she hasn't shared until now. The journey that brought Paige to the UFC is a stunning story of overcoming tragedy and finding the strength and skills to defend oneself in the face of evil. Within the pages of Rise is a girl who was so severely bullied in highschool she had garbage thrown on her, so tortured she had to move hometowns. She sought refuge but nothing worked until one day, feeling spiritually broken and emotionally shattered, she visited her dad at his gym, and everything changed: she decided to fight back. She became Paige VanZant, a bone-breaking, head-smashing competitor and world renowned fighter.Rise is the moving and inspiring journey of a woman who is not only one of the toughest fighters in the world, but also a beloved symbol of strength.
Road Trip USA Route 66 (Fourth Edition)
By Jamie Jensen
Rediscover the Open Road!Make the most of the historic "Main Street of America" from kitsch-studded Chicago and St. Louis, southwest through the deserts of New Mexico and Arizona, to sunny chic Los Angeles. Road Trip USA: Route 66 is roadside Americana at your fingertips!Inside Road Trip USA: Route 66 you'll find:* A flexible network of route combinations, color-coded and extensively cross-referenced to allow for many possible itineraries* Mile-by-mile highlights celebrating the best of Route 66 like The Grand Canyon, Cadillac Ranch, Tinkertown, and London Bridge, as well as the roadside curiosities, parks, diners, and the local history and personality that makes each small town and big city unique* Detailed driving maps covering the entire historic route to help you do as the song says and "get your kicks on Route 66"* Full-color vintage and modern photos and illustrations of America both then and now in a slim, portable guideRoadside curiosities and detoursreveal the personalities of small towns and thriving cities along the route* Expert advice from road-warrior Jamie Jensen, who has zoomed along nearly 400,000 miles of highway in search of the perfect stretches of pavement* Tips and tools for how to plan your road trip, as well as resources and suggestions for the best books to read as you explore the USRoad Trip USA: Route 66 is so full of the beauty of the American road, why wait to start your next adventure? Hit the Road!
The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens
By Michael A. Tompkins, Jonathan Barkin
Today's teens are totally stressed. Based on the self-help classic, The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook, this evidence-based guide will help you develop a game plan for reducing stress so you can focus on reaching your goals.Are you feeling stressed out? You aren't alone. Between school, tests, friendships, dating, the latest drama on social media, college applications, and a bunch of confusing physical changes, it's no wonder that stress is a major mental health issue for many of today's teens. The good news is that there are simple ways you can reduce your stress and reach your goals. This workbook will show you how.With The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens, you'll learn to understand the underlying causes of your stress. You'll discover practical mindfulness and breathing techniques to help you calm your mind and body in moments of worry and anxiety. You'll also find tips for moving past "what ifs" and "shoulds," strategies for managing negative thoughts and emotions, and tools to help you develop your own personalized plan for dealing with stress. If you're ready to move past stress and worry and start focusing on your bright future, this workbook has everything you need to get started today. Teens need mental health resources more than ever. With over 1.2 million copies sold worldwide, Instant Help Books for teens are engaging, proven-effective, and recommended by therapists.
Rick Steves Best of Spain (Second Edition)
By Rick Steves
Hit Spain's can't-miss art, sights, and bites in two weeks or less with Rick Steves Best of Spain!* Expert advice from Rick Steves on what's worth your time and money* Two-day itineraries covering Barcelona, Madrid, Toledo, Granada, Andalucía's White Hill Towns, and Sevilla* Over 60 full-color maps and vibrant photos* Rick's tips for beating the crowds, skipping lines, and avoiding tourist traps* The best of local culture, flavors, and haunts, including walks through the most interesting neighborhoods and museums* Trip planning strategies like how to link destinations and design your itinerary, what to pack, where to stay, and how to get around* Suggestions for side trips to Montserrat and Figueres, Basque Country, Santiago de Compostela, El Escorial, Segovia, Salamanca, Córdoba, and Spain's South CoastExperience Spain's Old World romance and New World excitement for yourself with Rick Steves Best of Spain!Planning a longer trip? Rick Steves Spain 2018 is the classic, in-depth guide to exploring the country, updated annually.Time for a quick getaway? Colorful Rick Steves Pocket Barcelona is perfect when you have a week or less.
Rick Steves Scotland (Second Edition)
By Cameron Hewitt, Rick Steves
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Scotland.With the self-guided tours in this book, you'll saunter the Royal Mile of Edinburgh and explore the city's stirring hilltop castle, discover the wild beauty of the desolate Northern Highlands, and plumb the waters of mysterious Loch Ness. Hit the links on the world-class golf courses of St. Andrews. Drink whiskey in the village of Pitlochry. Become enchanted with brooding castles on the Isles of Iona, Mull, and Skye. Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He'll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You'll get up-to-date recommendations about what is worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.
Rick Steves England (Eighth Edition)
By Rick Steves
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in England.In this guide, you'll find a mix of splendid cities, ever-so-quaint villages, historic ports, and seaside resorts. Visit the manors, museums, cathedrals, and castles that preserve England's history. Explore the scenic bays of Cornwall, hike the wild moors of Dartmoor, and discover why the Lake District is Londoners' favorite playground. Travel back in time at Stonehenge, tour the remnants of the Roman Empire along Hadrian's Wall, and see the ancient baths in the city of Bath. After a bustling day of sightseeing, relax at a neighborhood pub, sharing a chat and a pint with a friendly local.Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. You'll learn how to get around England by train, bus, or car, and discover which sights are worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.
Road Trip USA (Eighth Edition)
By Jamie Jensen
Inside you'll find: A flexible network of route combinations, colour-coded and extensively cross-referenced to allow for hundreds of possible itineraries.Mile-by-mile highlights celebrating the best of Americana, including roadside curiosities, parks, diners and moreLocal history that reveals the unique personalities of small towns and big cities across the US. Vintage snapshots, full-colour photos and beautiful illustrations of America both then and now Over 125 detailed driving maps covering more than 35,000 miles of classic American highway Expert advice from road-warrior Jamie Jensen, who cruised nearly 400,000 miles in search of the perfect stretches of blacktopRoad Trip USA celebrates the great American road trip, and gives you the tools, resources, and inspiration to make it your own. Hit the road!
Rick Steves Iceland (First Edition)
By Rick Steves
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Iceland.Iceland is one of Europe's hottest destinations, and not just because of its geothermal power. Marvel at the epic glaciers and hear the evocative sagas of the early Icelanders while surrounded by the stark landscapes that inspired them. Explore the sleek and modern capital of Reykjavik. Fly over the sparkling ocean and visit the remote Westman Islands and sample seafood fresh from the ocean. Drive the Ring Road, soak in the famous Blue Lagoon, and see the northern lights.Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He'll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You'll get up-to-date recommendations on what's worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.
By Royce Kurmelovs
Reporting from the backrooms and corridors of Parliament House in Canberra to the streets of post-industrial Burnie in Tasmania, the struggling rural communities of Gippsland and the Queensland heartland, Royce Kurmelovs captures with perceptive, real-time analysis the rise of Australian populism.The people and places he profiles tell the story of those independent political figures who have tried to take power from the outside and those who feel abandoned by both the left and right of politics. Overshadowing it all is the controversial figure of Pauline Hanson, a woman who came back from oblivion to become a powerbroker just as the country breathlessly watched the election of Donald Trump and wondered whether the same could happen here. ROGUE NATION is essential reading for anyone who wants to know what is happening to politics in this country, and what the future might hold.
Rick Steves Snapshot Loire Valley (Fourth Edition)
By Rick Steves, Steve Smith
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in the Loire Valley.Rick Steves and Steve Smith cover the essentials of the Loire Valley, including Amboise and Chinon. Visit grandiose châteaus, such as Chenonceau, Blois, and Château d'Azay-le-Rideau. Tour the Leonardo da Vinci park and go wine-tasting in Vouvray. You'll get Rick's firsthand advice on the best sights, eating, sleeping, and nightlife, and the maps and self-guided tours will ensure you make the most of your experience. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves Snapshot guide is a tour guide in your pocket.Rick Steves Snapshot guides consist of excerpted chapters from Rick Steves European country guidebooks. Snapshot guides are a great choice for travelers visiting a specific city or region, rather than multiple European destinations. These slim guides offer all of Rick's up-to-date advice on what sights are worth your time and money. They include good-value hotel and restaurant recommendations, with no introductory information (such as overall trip planning, when to go, and travel practicalities).
Rick Steves Snapshot Normandy (Fourth Edition)
By Rick Steves, Steve Smith
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Normandy.Rick Steves and Steve Smith cover the essentials of Normandy, including Rouen, Honfleur, Bayeux, Mont St. Michel, and Dinan. Visit the Big Clock in Rouen that dates back to the Renaissance, or cross the causeway towards Mont St. Michel. You'll get Rick's firsthand advice on the best sights, eating, sleeping, and nightlife, and the maps and self-guided tours will ensure you make the most of your experience. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves Snapshot guide is a tour guide in your pocket.Rick Steves Snapshot guides consist of excerpted chapters from Rick Steves European country guidebooks. Snapshot guides are a great choice for travelers visiting a specific city or region, rather than multiple European destinations. These slim guides offer all of Rick's up-to-date advice on what sights are worth your time and money. They include good-value hotel and restaurant recommendations, with no introductory information (such as overall trip planning, when to go, and travel practicalities).