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Shortlisted for the James Tait Black biography prize 2019
'A moving memoir.' Sunday Times
'Gripped me from the first page.' Clover Stroud, author of My Wild and Sleepless Nights
'A gripping read... a riveting piece of writing.' Radio 4
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What do our possessions say about us? Why do we project such meaning onto them? What becomes of the things we leave behind?

Only after her mother's death does Susannah Walker discover how much of a hoarder she had become. Over the following months, Susannah has to sort through a dilapidated house filled to the brim with rubbish and treasures - filling bag after bag with possessions. But what she's really in search of is a woman she'd never really known or understood in life. This is her last chance to piece together her mother's story and make sense of their troubled relationship.

What emerges from the mess of scattered papers, discarded photographs and an extraordinary amount of stuff is the history of a sad and fractured family, haunted by dead children, divorce and alcohol. The Life of Stuff is a deeply personal exploration of mourning and the shoring up of possessions against the losses and griefs of life, which also raises universal questions about what makes us the people we are.
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'Compelling and moving.' Ruth Hogan

'An excellent memoir.' Cathy Rentzenbrink


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From the author of no.1 ebook bestseller and Richard & Judy Book Club pick Away with the Penguins.

'Uplifting and full of heart, I couldn't put it down!' Jo Thomas, author of Celebrations at the Chateau

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Sometimes it takes a chance encounter to discover what happiness really is . . .

Meet Dan: Dan needs peace and order. He likes perfectly triangular sandwiches, the way coffee smells of sunshine and harvest, and the sound of birdsong that drifts into his harp-making workshop on Exmoor. His life is quiet, predictable, and safe from any danger of surprises.

Meet Ellie: Ellie is a dreamer. But recently Ellie has stopped dreaming and her world has become very small. Her days are spent keeping a perfect home for her husband, Clive, and trying to keep him happy.

When Ellie stumbles across Dan's workshop, they cannot imagine that their lives are about to change forever...

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Readers love Ellie and the Harpmaker

***** 'Without question this is one of the best books I have read and I read a lot'
***** 'The perfect feel-good read!'
***** 'Warm, touching and funny, it's a great read that will fill your heart with joy'
***** 'A magical tale that leaves you feeling warm and hopeful'
***** 'A beautifully written, tender love story ... I didn't want it to end but couldn't put it down'


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Novak Djokovic is a Serbian tennis player who is ranked World No 1 by the Association of Tennis Professionals. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time.

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A powerful book about what happens when women find their voice.

INCLUDES A NEW INTRODUCTION AND BONUS CHAPTER ON 'HOW TO OWN THE ZOOM'

'The ultimate guide to public speaking. Inspirational.' Mary Portas

'I recommend Viv Groskop's How to Own the Room to anyone wanting more self-confidence.' Philippa Perry
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Most books about public speaking don't tell you what to do when you open your mouth and nothing comes out. And they don't tell you how to get over the anxiety about performance that most people naturally have. They don't tell you what to do in the moments when you are made, as a woman, to feel small. They don't tell you how to own the room. This book does.

From the way Michelle Obama projects 'happy high status', to Virginia Woolf's leisurely pacing and Oprah Winfrey's mastery of inner conviction, what is it that our heroines do to make us sit up and listen - really listen - to their every word? And how can you achieve that impact in your own life? Here's how.
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***** 'Easy to grasp practical tips... all served up with lightness and generosity.'
***** 'It has made me realize I don't even need to be good, but I can be brave.'
***** 'Brilliant, engaging, honest, vulnerable, often damn funny.'


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***By the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author of THE FIVE***
'A fascinating expose of the seamy side of eighteenth century life' MAIL ON SUNDAY
'Rubenhold's pages practically reek with smelly, pox-ridden Georgian Soho' GUARDIAN
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In 1757, a down-and-out Irish poet, the head waiter at the Shakespear's Head Tavern in Covent Garden, and a celebrated London courtesan became bound together by the publication of a little book: Harris's List of Covent Garden Ladies. This salacious work - detailing the names and 'specialities' of the capital's sex-workers- became one of the eighteenth century's most scandalous bestsellers.

Yet beyond its titillating passages lies a glimpse into the lives of those who lived and died by its profits - a tragicomic opera of the Georgian era, motivated by poverty, passionate love, aspiration and shame.

In this modern and visceral narrative, historian Hallie Rubenhold reveals the story behind Harris's List of Covent Garden Ladies, and the legion of ordinary women whose lives in the sex trade history has chosen to ignore.


'Scrupulously researched' DAILY TELEGRAPH

'Crackles with drama and tension' GUARDIAN

'Compelling and ingenious' INDEPENDENT


WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:

'This book is an absolute 'must'-read for any person interested in English social history' 5 ****
'Fascinating' 5 ****
'Brilliant. Full of intelligent insight which brings this period to vibrant life' 5 ****

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After is a ground-breaking book for anyone curious about the scope of the human mind, the nature of consciousness, and the pursuit of a meaningful life.

'Absorbing and convincing' Daily Mail

An Independent book of the month

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What happens when we die?

Ten per cent of people whose hearts stop, and then restart, report near-death experiences. Stories of lights, tunnels and reunion with late loved ones have been relayed - and dismissed - since ancient times. But when Dr Bruce Greyson's patients started describing events that he simply could not dismiss, he began to investigate.

In After, he shares the scientific revelations of four decades of research into the dying process. He has become increasingly convinced that dying is less an ending than a transition, the threshold between one form of consciousness and another. Dr Greyson challenges us to consider what these lessons can teach us about the relationship between our brain and our mind, expanding our understanding of consciousness and of what it means to be human.

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'A book that will challenge your understanding about how the world works' The Independent

'[Dr Greyson is] a dominant force at the frontier of this intriguing field' The Times

'A major contribution to the study of what happens when we die, and will quickly prove to be a classic in near-death studies.' Raymond Moody, author of Life After Life

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A child is presented with a marshmallow and given a choice: Eat this one now, or wait and enjoy two later. What will she do? And what are the implications for her behaviour later in life?

Walter Mischel's now iconic 'marshmallow test,' one of the most famous experiments in the history of psychology, proved that the ability to delay gratification is critical to living a successful and fulfilling life: self-control not only predicts higher marks in school, better social and cognitive functioning, and a greater sense of self-worth; it also helps us manage stress, pursue goals more effectively, and cope with painful emotions. But is willpower prewired, or can it be taught?

In his groundbreaking new book, Dr. Mischel draws on decades of compelling research and life examples to explore the nature of willpower, identifying the cognitive skills and mental mechanisms that enable it and showing how these can be applied to challenges in everyday life--from weight control to quitting smoking, overcoming heartbreak, making major decisions, and planning for retirement.

With profound implications for the choices we make in parenting, education, public policy and self-care, The Marshmallow Test will change the way we think about who we are and what we can be. And since, as Mischel argues, a life with too much self-control can be as unfulfilling as one with too little, this book will also teach you when it's time to ring the bell and enjoy that marshmallow.


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The world's leading expert on near-death experiences reveals his journey toward rethinking the nature of death, life, and the continuity of consciousness.

What happens when we die? 10% of people whose hearts stop report near-death experiences (NDEs). Stories of lights, tunnels and loved ones have been relayed - and dismissed - since ancient times. But when Dr Bruce Greyson's patients started describing events that he could not just dismiss, he began to investigate.

As a physician without a religious belief system, he approached NDEs from a scientific perspective. In After, he shares the transformative lessons he has learned over four decades of research. Our culture has tended to view dying as the end of our consciousness, the end of our existence - a dreaded prospect that for many people evokes fear and anxiety.

But Dr Greyson shows how scientific revelations about the dying process can support an alternative theory. Dying could be the threshold between one form of consciousness and another, not an ending but a transition. This new perspective on the nature of death can transform the fear of dying that pervades our culture into a healthy view of it as one more milestone in the course of our lives. After challenges us to reconsider these experiences and what they can teach us about the relationship between our brain and our mind, expanding our understanding of consciousness, and of what it means to be human.

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