Here it comes! Christmas in all its Splendour….. Shopping, Buying, Preparing, Pantos, Glitter and Sparkle – the list goes on and on…take a break and look at what’s on offer this year – you may find just the present needed for friends and family. Don’t forget yourself in all the rush – we have found all the best bargains in books right now – some have a festive flavour and some are wintry tales; they’ll all catch your interest, especially The Girl with all the Gifts….
When Fraser met Billy, Louise Booth
Billy the cat was rescued from an abandoned house. Fraser was a two-year-old autistic child with a multitude of problems when he first met Billy at the cat protection shelter. Billy purred, laid his paws across Fraser and they have been inseparable ever since. Slowly but surely Billy has transformed Fraser’s life.
Fraser’s mother Louise has watched her son move from being a child prone to anxiety, tantrums and sudden emotional meltdowns to now a much calmer, less moody four-year-old whose future looks a lot brighter.
In their home on the Balmoral Estate, Billy acts as Fraser’s guardian – never leaving his side at mealtimes and bedtimes or whenever he’s feeling low. Their profound bond has immeasurably improved their lives and the family’s. And brought them lots of hilarious and touching moments along the way.
Like A Street Cat Named Bob, this story will touch the hearts of all those who read it.
Hands Free Mama, Rachel Macy Stafford
In Hands Free Mama, popular blogger and writer, Rachel Macy Stafford, provides a step-by-step guide to transforming a distracted parenting life into one of meaningful connection and fulfillment by learning to grasp and appreciate the moments that really matter.
From Birth to Five Years, Mary Sheridan, Ayay Sharma, Helen Cockerill
From Birth to Five Years, based on the pioneering work of Mary Sheridan, is widely regarded as the go-to reference for health, education and social care professionals, or anyone concerned with the developmental progress of pre-school children.
In this new fourth edition, the text has been developed to further align it with current child development philosophies and practices, and to support the wider group of professionals that are now required to take steps for promoting children’s development as part of their assessment and management plans. This book aims to improve the clinical management of children with developmental disorders, through providing the full range of developmental attainments, methods of observation, and advice about when to seek help.
Longevity Now, David Wolfe
Lose weight, boost your immunity, cleanse your blood and organs, and live longer and happier with this comprehensive five-part approach created by leading nutrition and raw food authority David Wolfe. In Longevity Now, Wolfe exposes the number-one cause of all degenerative illness and ageing: calcification. Caused by an excess of calcium and the presence of nanobacteria, calcification can be found in some degree in virtually every adult and even some children. It leads to a plethora of illnesses and manifests as achy joints, hardened arteries, cellulite, cysts, kidney stones, gallstones, dental plaque, cataracts, and bone spurs, among many other health problems. By breaking down calcification and removing parasites, heavy metals, and other “unwanted guests” from your system, you can reverse the ageing process and eliminate the prospect of degenerative disease from your future.
Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle, Tom Venuto
Bruno Mars, Alice Hudson
Bruno Mars: an unofficial biography. Straddling a plethora of genres, Bruno Mars’ music contains a huge mix of styles and influences, ranging from pop and rock to reggae, R&B, soul and hip hop; his debut single, ‘Just the Way You Are’, is one of the best-selling singles of all time; he is an award-winning artist, versatile singer-songwriter and record producer – having penned lyrics and sung co-vocals for many others prior to producing his own material – this boy can do everything. Read his amazing story in gorgeous pictures and inspirational text.
Cries Unheard, Gitty Seremy
One Pair of Feet: The Entertaining Memoirs of a Young Nurse during World War II, Monica Dickens, Marina Lewycka
As the effects of the war raging in Europe begin to be felt at home in London, Monica Dickens decides to do her bit and to pursue a new career, and so enrols as a student nurse at a hospital in rural Hertfordshire. By nature clever and spirited, she struggles to submit to the iron rule of the Matron and Sisters, and is alternately infuriated and charmed by her patients. That’s not to mention the mountains of menial work that are a trainee’s lot. But there are friends among the staff and patients, night-time escapades to dances with dashing army men, and her secret writing project to keep her going.
Bedsit Disco Queen: How I Grew Up and Tried to be a Pop Star, Tracey Thorn
Who’s Who 2014, Amazon Books
Who’s Who 2014 is the 166th edition of the world’s longest established and most comprehensive general reference book, brought right up to date for the year ahead. The first autobiographical reference book in the world and, after 166 years, still the most accurate and reliable resource for information supplied and checked by the entrants themselves.
To the Bone, Heston Blumenthal, Andrew Friedman, Paul Liebrandt
Despite the glamour attached to the profession today, a successful life in the kitchen is determined more by sacrifice than stardom, demanding a dedication bordering on obsession, all in pursuit of The Food. In this meditation on the culinary life that blends elements of memoir and cookbook, Paul Liebrandt shares the story of his own struggle to become a chef and define his personal style.
To the Bone is Liebrandt’s exploration of his culinary roots and creative development.
The Girl with all the Gifts, M R Carey
The Abominable, Dan Simmons
June 1924. On the brutal North East Ridge of Mount Everest, famous adventurers George Mallory and Andrew Irvine vanish into the snow-whipped night. Daredevil explorer Richard Deacon devises a plan to follow in the men’s footsteps, accompanied only by two friends. Off piste and with no support team, the three men strike for Everest’s peak and the most vicious climate on earth. As the winds rise and the temperature and oxygen levels drop, Deacon and his companions hear howls in the distance. Some dark creature is tracking them up the mountain, sending them scrabbling blindly into Everest’s dangerous heights to escape it. Soon they will discover what happened to Mallory’s crew – but can they escape the same hideous fate? A gripping thriller by a master of the genre, The Abominable blends historical fact with spine-tingling drama – this is one of the most chilling and unforgettable novels you will ever read.
Snowflakes and Silver Linings, Cara Colter
The last person Casey expected to see at her best friend’s Christmas Eve wedding was Turner – the first man to break her heart. The Special Forces commando is now hard, dark, but still dangerously delectable. This Christmas Casey has another chance…if only she’s prepared to believe it. Snowed in With the Billionaire. On Christmas Eve, caught in a blizzard, Georgia Beckett is forced to find shelter at the home of her first love, Sebastian Corder. Nine years ago they went their separate ways, is Georgia now ready to open the door to the past? As the snow gets heavier, there’s only one way to find out!
The Advent Killer, Antonia Hawkins
Three weeks before Christmas: Sunday, one a.m. A woman is drowned in her bathtub.
One week later: Sunday, one a.m. A woman is beaten savagely to death, every bone in her body broken.
Another week brings another victim.
As panic spreads across London, DCI Antonia Hawkins, leading her first murder investigation, must stop a cold, careful killer whose twisted motives can only be guessed at, before the next body is found. On Sunday.
When the clock strikes one . . .
The Winter Folly, Lulu Taylor
In this house there are many secrets… It is 1965 and young Alexandra Crewe obediently marries the man her father has selected for her. But very soon both she and her husband Laurence realize that their marriage is a disaster. When real love finds Alexandra, plucking her out of her unhappy existence, she is powerless to resist. Her home becomes Fort Stirling, a beautiful Dorset castle, but Alexandra fears that there will be a price to pay for this wonderful new life. When tragedy strikes, it seems that her punishment has come, and there is only one way she can atone for her sins . . .
Innocence, Dean Koontz
Christmas at Carringtons, Alexandra Brown
Starry Night, Debbie Macomber
Carrie Slayton, a big-city society-page columnist, longs to write more serious news stories. So her editor hands her a challenge first: Carrie must score the paper an interview with Finn Dalton, the notoriously reclusive author.
Living in Alaskan wilderness, Finn has written a bestselling book about surviving in the wild. But he stubbornly declines to speak to anyone, and no one even knows exactly where he lives. With her career at stake, Carrie sacrifices her family celebrations and flies out to snowy Alaska. When she finally finds Finn, she discovers a man both more charismatic and more stubborn than she expected. And soon Carrie is torn between pursuing the story of a lifetime and following her heart.
Silent Night, Jack Sheffield
I Heart Christmas, Lindsey Kelk
• Enormous Christmas tree
• Eccentric British traditions
• Gorgeous man
But Santa’s throwing her a few curveballs – new job (as if it’s not mental enough already), new baby-craze from her best friend Jenny, and Alex determined they should grow up and settle down. Once friends start turning up uninvited on her doorstep (and leading her astray), can Angela really have a merry little Christmas? So much for happy holidays – something’s got to give…