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A Pocketful of Happiness
Publisher : Gallery UK (29 Sept. 2022) Language : English Hardcover : 352 pages ISBN-13 : 978-1398519473 Pre-order today for despatch on or shortly after 29th September 2022. SIGNED & EXCLUSIVE COPY An intimate and uplifting memoir by Richard E. Grant. Born in Swaziland in 1957, Richard E. Grant moved to the UK to pursue his acting career, and has been a fixture on our screens since his breakout role in Withnail and I in 1987. When his beloved wife Joan died in 2021 after almost forty years together, she set him a challenge: to find a pocketful of happiness in every day. The result is this book. Set between the present day and flashbacks to delightfully indiscreet diary entries recalling landmarks from his remarkable life and glittering career, this is an immensely personal and profound memoir that celebrates and cherishes life’s unexpected joys. Funny, moving and perceptive, A Pocketful of Happiness is an insight into the life of a much loved British actor. About the Author Richard E. Grant was launched to fame in 1987 cult classic Withnail and I. Since then, he has gone on to star in a wide variety of films, including his Oscar nominated performance in Can You Ever Forgive Me? in 2018. An avid reader, in 2021 he hosted the BBC's literary travel series Write Around the World with Richard E. Grant. He married Joan Washington in 1986, and has a daughter, Olivia. You can find him on Twitter @RichardEGrant and Instagram at @richard.e.grant.
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A Year on Our Farm by Matt Baker
Publisher : Michael Joseph (30th Sept. 2021) Language : English Hardcover : 336 pages ISBN-13 : 978-0241542736 SIGNED COPY About the Author Matt Baker is our much-loved television presenter, and from Blue Peter, to Countryfile, to The One Show, he has charmed a nation. Matt grew up in County Durham on a hill farm before his career in entertainment began. As a teenager he was a British champion gymnast and when Blue Peter was looking for a new presenter Matt put together a striking showreel somersaulting in the farmyard and riding a unicycle. In his seven years on the show Matt won two BAFTAs for Best Presenter two years in a row and a Royal Television Society Award. Matt has also presented Radio 4's Open Country, Secret Britain, One Man and His Dog, as well as starring in a host of musicals and presenting BBC Sport's Gymnastics coverage for many years. Matt has raised over 40 million pounds for Children In Need with his Rickshaw Challenge, and is also a trustee of the charity. Matt lives with his wife, children, his sheepdogs and his many beloved farm animals.
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Aftershocks by Anne Fine
A family mix-up means Louie has to tag along with his engineer father and his team as they head for a routine job in the farthest flung and most neglected province of the Federation. A massive earthquake, with ensuing tsunami, devastates the entire isolated coastal region, laying bare the other-worldly manner in which the silent and strange Endlanders deal with life, death, and the hinterlands of memory and loss. Their curious and unsettling ways raise ghosts for Louie, who has recently lost his own brother. This modern fable - part ghost-story, part coming-of-age novel, and part astute social and family observation - explores the ways in which grief can affect not only individuals, but communities at large. a weird and wonderful triumph; a challenging, powerful book – this is Fine at her very best The Times Children's Book of the Week, February 2022 -- Alex O'Connell ― The Times fast-paced and vivid -- Charlotte Cripps ― The Independent The former Children's Laureate never writes the same book twice and this is a startlingly original concept: part a dystopian story of a climate affected future, part very creepy ghost story, part coming of age, part an agonisingly accurate portrait of a family under stress and ultimately a philosophical examination of how individuals and society handle death and grief. If this sounds a lot for a relatively slim novel, be reassured that you are in the hands of an expert who writes without a wasted word... A brilliantly rewarding read. -- Joy Court ― LoveReading4Kids Anne Fine has crafted a story which is gripping, atmospheric, deeply moving and full of wisdom... I am astounded by the power of this book. -- Veronica Price ― V's View from the Bookshelves The most life-affirming book I have read regarding grief and the hold it can have over those who are left behind. -- Sarah Broadley ― My Book Corner blog A very other-worldly novel that explores ideas of loss and grief both on a macroscopic and microscopic level and the kinds of collateral damage that can arise from this within families... how well Anne realises the emotional capacity of boys and how timely that feels amidst discussions on toxic masculinity. -- Jake Hope ― reading consultant ... a gripping supernatural yet spiritual read that will have you on the edge of your seat throughout. -- Emma Kuyateh ― Primary Teacher Bookshelf
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Ancestors: A prehistory of Britain in seven burials
ISBN: 978-1471188015 Author: Professor Alice Roberts Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK Cover: Hardback Pages: 448 Language: English Category: Archaeology, Great Britain History An extraordinary exploration of the ancestry of Britain through seven burial sites. By using new advances in genetics and taking us through important archaeological discoveries, Professor Alice Roberts helps us better understand life today. ‘This is a terrific, timely and transporting book - taking us heart, body and mind beyond history, to the fascinating truth of the prehistoric past and the present’ Bettany Hughes We often think of Britain springing from nowhere with the arrival of the Romans. But in Ancestors, anthropologist, broadcaster and academic Professor Alice Roberts explores what we can learn about the very earliest Britons, from burial sites and by using new technology to analyse ancient DNA. Told through seven fascinating burial sites, this groundbreaking prehistory of Britain teaches us more about ourselves and our history: how people came and went and how we came to be on this island. It explores forgotten journeys and memories of migrations long ago, written into genes and preserved in the ground for thousands of years. This is a book about belonging: about walking in ancient places, in the footsteps of the ancestors. It explores our interconnected global ancestry, and the human experience that binds us all together. It’s about reaching back in time, to find ourselves, and our place in the world.
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Because of You
ck-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock . . . midnight. The old millennium turns into the new. In the same hospital, two very different women give birth to two very similar daughters. Hope leaves with a beautiful baby girl. Anna leaves with empty arms. Seventeen years later, the gods who keep watch over broken-hearted mothers wreak mighty revenge, and the truth starts rolling, terrible and deep, toward them all. The power of mother-love will be tested to its limits. Perhaps beyond . . . Because Of You is Dawn French's stunning new novel, told with her signature humour, warmth and so much love.
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Becoming by Michelle Obama
ISBN: 978-0241334140 Author: Michelle Obama Cover: Paperback Pages: 400 Language: English Featuring a new introduction by the author Now in paperback featuring a new introduction by Michelle Obama, a letter from the author to her younger self, and a book club guide with 20 discussion questions and a 5-question Q&A, the intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her -- from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it -- in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations -- and whose story inspires us to do the same.
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Belonging: The Autobiography by Alun Wyn Jones
Publisher : Macmillan; Air Iri OME edition (16 Sept. 2021) Language : English Hardcover : 320 pages ISBN-13 : 978-1529058093 Pre-order today for despatch on or shortly after 16th September 2021. SIGNED COPY Alun Wyn Jones is the most capped rugby player of all time. Seen by many as one of the greatest ever Welsh players, he has won three Grand Slams for Wales and was named the best player of the 2019 Six Nations Championship. Born in Swansea, AWJ made his test debut for Wales in June 2006 against Argentina, and came to prominence in the 2007 campaign before Wales won the Grand Slam in 2008. And he has not looked back. In March 2009 against Italy he captained the Welsh side for the first time before being selected on the 2009 Lions Tour of South Africa. He was subsequently selected for the 2013 Lions Tour of Australia and the 2017 Lions Tour of New Zealand. On 31 October 2020, against Scotland, he became the most capped rugby player of all time, with 149 caps. Brilliant, honest and combative, his autobiography, written with Tom Fordyce, is the story of one of the most compelling and singular figures in rugby. Told with unflinching honesty, this is the ultimate book for all fans of the sport.
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Cheesed Off! by Jake Hope
- Publisher : UCLan Publishing (3 Mar. 2022)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 32 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1912979748
- ISBN-13 : 978-1912979745
- Reading age : Baby - 7 years
It's time for a P-A-R-T-Y and you're invited!Join the fun with photos, presents, party foods and some special surprise guests in this enjoyable and engaging story... "Whisker twitchingly fun!" - The Daily Mouse's Nose Paper "A brie-lliant party story!" The Cheesy Smellograph
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Dara McAnulty – Wild Child
Publisher : Macmillan Children's Books; Main Market edition (8 July 2021) Language : English Hardcover : 64 pages ISBN-13 : 978-1529045321 SIGNED COPY, with FREE fold-out poster. Join brilliant young naturalist Dara McAnulty – winner of the 2020 Wainwright Prize for his book Diary of a Young Naturalist – on a nature walk and experience the joy of connecting with the natural world on your multi sensory journey. This beautiful gift book, illustrated in full colour by Barry Falls, is divided into five sections: looking out of the window, venturing out into the garden, walking in the woods, investigating heathland and wandering on the river bank. Dara pauses to tell you about each habitat and provides fantastic facts about the native birds, animals and plants you will find there – including wrens, blackbirds, butterflies, tadpoles, bluebells, bees, hen harriers, otters, dandelions, oak trees and many more. Each section contains a discovery section where you will have a closer look at natural phenomenon such as metamorphoses and migration, learn about categorization in the animal kingdom or become an expert on the collective nouns for birds. Each section finishes with an activity to do when you get home: plant wild flowers, make a bird feeder, try pond dipping, make a journey stick and build a terrarium. Dara ends the book with advice for young conservationists.