Will Elliott is out of a job. The lighthouse he's been manning on Prince Albert Rock, off the wild Cornish coast, is about to become automated. So Will decides to fulfil his lifelong ambition - to sail round the coastline of Britain. Determined to continue his solitary existence, Will begins his preparations for his epic voyage. But before he has time to so much as paint his hull, he meets Amy Finn - a beautiful artist and fellow loner. And as if that isn't distraction enough, suddenly his sleepy Cornish village is rocked by the biggest scandal to hit Cornwall since Guenevere ran off with Launcelot. It seems as if Will will never get away, and even if he does will his journey be solo or is there hope that he and Amy could be embarking on a two-man voyage of discovery?
This, the shortest of Edward Schillebeeckx's books so far, represents a distillation of his previous thought and contains important anticipations of the long-awaited third volume of his great trilogy, which is nearing completion. The fact that it was delivered in spring 1986 as the Abraham Kuyper lectures in Amsterdam accounts not only for its brevity, but also for its clarity. Here, those who have so far been put off exploring the work of one of the greatest living theologians will find an admirable introduction, and those who have struggled with his larger volumes will find an account which goes straight to the heart of the matter. Beginning from our modern world - for one of his new slogans is * 'Outside the world there is no salvation' - Professor Schillebeeckx looks at the place of God in contemporary culture; he then moves back to look at the life of Jesus and the way in which it has been responded to by the church. A final chapter, the longest, looks first at ethics, then at the tension between mysticism and politics, commitment to both of which is vital for Christians today, and shows how these three dimensions together must provide the framework for their life.
Daddy's Little Earner: A Heartbreaking True Story of a Brave Little Girl's Escape from Violence
The shocking story of a young girl forced into prostitution by her own father, and her painful journey to escape her horrific childhood and build a new life for herself and her sons. Maria's dad was a pimp, living in a world of thieves and street-walkers. Her mother, tiring of turning tricks for her husband, walked out, leaving the children in his chaotic, violent, and sometimes cruel care. By the age of nine, Maria's father was abusing her and getting a prostitute friend to dress her up in stockings and make-up. By the time she was 14nbsp;he was selling her on the streets of the red light district in Norwich. Despite everything Maria still loved her swaggering and sometimes charming father and found it hard to sort out her own feelings. At 15nbsp;she ran away to King's Cross with an older lover who turned out to be just another pimp. Furious at losing a nice little earner her father involved the police and both he and the other man were jailed for living off Maria's immoral earnings. Only then could Maria escape her traumatic childhood and follow her dream of becoming a mother.
Crete,present day.A woman anxiously awaits the arrival of someone who could change her life for ever... Lancashire , the 1950s.Three young girls make their way in a post war world As all three girls face tragedy, can they learn from their mothers'mistakes? Or will history repeat itself?
That includes forcing a reluctant boyfriend of ten years to propose, regardless of the consequences, just so she can wear an expensive white frock. Gerri just can’t get past the fantasy of the perfect wedding day and she is prepared to go to any lengths to achieve her aims, including ignoring her fiancé’s obvious reluctance to amble down the aisle.After all, Gerri reasons, she is not going to give up on a relationship of almost a decade no matter what; she is almost twenty nine and Gary is the sexiest thing to have ever walked. She wants the wedding of her dreams with the man of her dreams and turns into full Bridezilla mode to get there.
The Pearl of Great Price has revealed fatal flaws in all who've possessed it since its discovery in Australia a century ago. Desperate to break the curse, new owner Liana Robertson hides her gem in a vault. When her son disappears--with the pearl--Liana and her ex-husband must overcome their bitterness to find the boy and the enemy who will stop at nothing to reclaim this coldly perfect and dangerous treasure.
In the Seventh Avenue world of haute couture, three women are determined to make it to the top. But a twisted human monster stalks the streets of Manhattan and his attention has been caught by the glittering trio.
The chronicles of The Winter of the World echo down the ages in half-remembered myth and song - tales of mysterious powers of the Mastersmiths, of the forging of great weapons, of the subterranean kingdoms of the duergar, of Gods who walked abroad, and of the powers that struggled endlessly for dominion.In the Northlands, beleaguered by the ever-encroaching Ice and the marauding Ekwesh, a young cowherd, Alv, saved from the raiders by the mysterious Mastersmith, discovers in himself an uncanny power to shape metal - but it is a power that may easily be turned to evil ends. Alv flees the Mastersmith, and embarks on the quest to find both his own destiny, and a weapon that will let him stand against the Power of the Ice.
This is a new Logan McRae thriller from the bestselling author of "Cold Granite", set to rival Ian Rankin. It's summertime in the Granite city: the sun is shining, the sky is blue, and people are dying! It starts with Rosie Williams, a prostitute, stripped naked and beaten to death down by the docks - the heart of Aberdeen's red light district. For DS Logan McRae it's a bad start to another bad day. Only a few short months ago, he was the golden boy of Grampian police. But one botched raid later, he's palmed off on a DI everyone knows is a jinx, waiting for the axe to fall with all the other rejects in the 'Screw-up Squad'. Logan's not going to take it lying down. He's determined to escape DI Steel and her unconventional methods, and the best way to do that is to crack the case in double-quick time. But, Rosie Williams won't be the only one making an unscheduled trip to the morgue. Across the city, six people are burning to death in a petrol-soaked squat, the doors and windows screwed shut from the outside. And despite Logan's best efforts, it's not long before another prostitute turns up on the slab! Stuart MacBride's characteristic grittiness, gallows humour and lively characterization make this his second unputdownable novel, confirming his status as the rising star of crime fiction.
On the face of it, friends Leah Cavendish and Nora O'Brian have little in common: Nora is a domestic and Leah the daughter of a wealthy haulage magnate. But both are isolated members of the opulent Cavendish household and, spirited young women, they instantly recognise kindred spirits in each other. So when Nora is unfairly flung on to the streets by Leah's grasping brother-in-law, Leah follows her, defiantly declaring her intention to move into a house in Liverpool's docklands, alongside Nora and her impoverished family. But nothing can prepare Leah for the squalor that greets her in Oil Street. Nor for the impact of meeting Sean Maguire, Nora's proud and handsome Irish neighbour...
Why should mine-owner Halliday have changed his will? And why should he disappear? Redfern, his solicitor, realizes he must find the answers. His investigations lead him to a gold mine in Yukon and to the "high stand" of red cedars in the forests of British Columbia where deadly secrets lie.
Golden Years is a vital book for people who want to be prepared for their retirement as well as those facing retirement now. Everyone needs to review their financial arrangements consistently and frequently, particularly throughout their later years. As retirement now accounts for, on average, one-third of our adult lives, it just isn't enough to organise your finances when finishing up work, having ignored the subject for the 10 or 20 years before retiring. Knowing what you want and what is available to you can really pay dividends; Golden Years shows you how to understand what makes the best pension and investments package for your own needs, the benefits you may be entitled to, and even the steps you need to take to move to that Mediterranean idyll you've been dreaming of. Golden Years provides solid, practical advice for the basics of planning your retirement no matter how near or far away it is and also considers how to boost retirement income and your enjoyment of retirement life; suitable investments for older people; how to minimise your tax bill; and how to make sure, when the time comes, that your wealth goes where you want it to go rather than to the taxman. Above all, Golden Years gives you those tips essential to enjoying your retirement to the fullest.
Katie’s full of trepidation as she arrives in Liverpool. It’s her first posting and her work will be so secret that she can’t even speak about it to the family she’s billeted with. She makes it clear that she’s here to do her bit for the war effort, not to flirt with the many servicemen based at the nearby barracks. Which is just fine with Luke, son of the household and battle-scarred veteran of Dunkirk. He’s had his heart broken already by a flighty nurse. His mother can’t help worry about him - but she’s got more than enough on her plate with her youngest children, the teenage twins, who don’t see why a war should stop them having fun and achieving their ambition to go on the stage. Then the bombs begin to rain in Liverpool in earnest and everyone, from oldest to youngest, must realise what matters most in life.
Two minutes can be a lifetime. But break the two minute rule and it's a lifetime in jail. Ask anyone on the wrong side of the law about the two minute rule and they'll tell you that's as long as you can hope for at a robbery before the cops show up.But not everyone plays by the rules. When an aging ex-con finally gets out of jail, freedom doesn't taste too sweet. His son is gunned down in a drive-by shooting. It seems like a random crime, but when the victim is a cop - especially a cop with a con for a father - the motives are never simple.When the hit is exposed as a revenge killing, and the question of police corruption is raised, it becomes a father's last duty to clear his son's name and catch the killer.
The folk of one small Liverpool street cope with the first year of World War II. They find the war affects each of them in a different way. One woman worries about her twin sons who are called up, another is liberated from a loveless marriage, whilst Jessica Fleming's life is changed irrevocably.
The Magical New Novel From The Number 1 Bestselling Author Of Ps, I Love You, Where Rainbows End And If You Could See Me Now. Since Sandy Shortt'S Childhood Schoolmate Disappeared Twenty Years Ago, Sandy Has Been Obsessed With Missing Things. Finding Becomes Her Goal Whether It'S The Odd Sock That Vanished In The Washing Machine, The Car Keys She Misplaced In Her Rush To Get To Work Or The Graver Issue Of Finding The People Who Vanish From Their Lives. Sandy Dedicates Her Life To Finding These Missing People, Offering Devastated Families A Flicker Of Hope. Jack Ruttle Is One Of Those Desperate People. It'S Been A Year Since His Brother Donal Vanished Into Thin Air And The Sleepless Nights And Frantic Days Aren'T Getting Any Easier. He Thinks Sandy Shortt Could Well Be The Answer To His Prayers. But When Sandy Goes Missing Too, Her Search Ends When She Stumbles Upon The Place And People She'S Been Looking For All Of Her Life. A World Away From Her Loved Ones And The Home She Ran From For So Long, Sandy Soon Resorts To Her Old Habit Again, Searching. Though This Time, She Is Desperately Trying To Find Her Way Home&
Two women, two lives, two very different fates. Josephine is one of the very few female journalists in Victorian England-- not a job for a respectable young woman. Her chosen path is far from easy but she's determined and courageous. Harriet is content to drift from one opportunity to another, from man to man, living by her singing,resorting to prostitution when times get tough. It's a turbulent, unpredictable life -- a way of life which ultimately leads to her untimely end. Josephine is horrified and yet fascinated by the case. If circumstances had been different, Harriet's fate could have been her own. The two women are close in age, their families not so very different. What made one life turn out this way? Betty Burton has based this novel on a real-life tragedy and turns her storytelling talents to exploring the background. She writes of what it means to be a woman in a man's world -- be it the ultimate victim with no control or the one who dares to try to break the mould.
Young Anna McIntyre's charm, vivacity and beauty have won her many friends in the rural community where she lives. She is loved by all - except her father, Roderick. To him, Anna is no more than a skivvy, and he mercilessly bullies her brothers, Magnus and Adam. By the author of "Rhanna".
Sally's in a pickle. Her conservative bosses won’t let her do anything she wants at work and her long-term boyfriend Will has given her the push. Then she meets the beautiful young Marcus outside a local college. Only problem is he's a little too young. She's thirty-something and he's a teenager. But Sally's a spirited young woman and is determined to shake things up. When Mr Finnegan – her lecherous old-fashioned boss – discovers Sally's sexual peccadill's, he's determined to get some action of his own and it isn't too long before everyone's enjoying naughty – and very bizarre – shenanigans.
A follow-up to PEMBERLEY which returns to the world of Mr Darcy and his wife Elizabeth, who now have two children, a model daughter who, if not for her sex, would make a perfect heir, and a son, who would not.
It had all begun with the theft of the Orb that had so long protected the West from the evil God Torak. Before that, Garion had been a simple farm boy. Afterward, he discovered that his aunt was really the Sorceress Polgara and his grandfather was Belgarath, the Eternal Man. Then, on the long quest to recover the Orb, Garion found to his dismay that he, too, was a sorcerer. Now, at last, the Orb was regained and the quest was nearing its end. Of course, the questors still had to escape from this crumbling enemy fortress and flee across a desert filled with Murgo soldiers searching for them, while Grolim Hierarchs strove to destroy them with dark magic. Then, somehow, they must manage to be in Riva with the Orb by Erastide. After that, however, Garion was sure that his part in these great events would be finished. But the Prophecy still held future surprises for Garion - and for the little Princess Ce'Nedra! THUS CONTINUES BOOK FOUR OF THE BELGARIAD
Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the Richest, Most Powerful Criminal in History
Killing Pablocharts the rise and spectacular fall of Pablo Escobar, the richest and most violent criminal in history. It exposes for the first time the massive covert operation by US Special Forces to hunt down the man described as 'the billionaire godfather of international drug trafficking'.
The authors in this anthology acquired a bit of grit early in life which became lodged deep within. At first it was very painful. Over time they worked to polish, round, and cover it with layer upon layer of love, compassion, and forgiveness. Much as an oyster works a grain of sand into a pearl, these authors have transformed their grit into valuable pearls of wisdom. They now bravely open themselves to share that beauty with you.
Liza McCullen will never escape her past. But the unspoilt beaches and tight-knit community of Silver Bay offer the freedom and safety she craves if not for herself, then for her young daughter, Hannah. Until Mike Dormer arrives as a guest in her aunts hotel, and the peace of Silver Bay is shattered. The mild-mannered Englishman with his too-smart clothes and disturbing gaze could destroy everything Liza has worked so hard to protect: not only the family business and the bay that harbours her beloved whales, but also her conviction that she will never love never deserve to love again.
Love, passion and the road trip of a lifetime in this breathtaking new novel, perfect for all fans of Jodi Picoult Two girls, an open road and a shiny yellow Mustang; it could have been the trip of a lifetime. But when Shelby and Gina pick up hitchhiker Candy Cane, their troubles have only just started. Inked with flowers and covered in piercings, they soon find out pink-haired Candy is on the run - for reasons so appalling they're almost unspeakable. They should have stuck to their no hitchhiker rule, but it's too late - and Gina and Shelby are drawn into a terrifying game of cat and mouse with no way out. As everything familiar is stripped away and morals are turned upside down, the question is this: how far will they go for a stranger?
Stella Martin has come back home to the Lake District for Christmas. But is she brave enough to face the man who proposed, then immediately dumped her two Christmas Eve's before? Daniel Buchannan is not looking forward to Christmas - and even less when Stella reappears in the village. But this year will be different!
A heartbreaking, yet hilarious, novel from the author of the best-selling, prize-winning What Was Lost. The News Where You Are tells the funny, touching story of Frank, a local TV news presenter in England. Beneath his awkwardly corny screen persona, Frank is haunted by disappearances: the mysterious hit-and-run that killed his predecessor Phil Smethway; the demolition of his father's post-war brutalist architecture; and the unmarked passing of those who die alone in the city. Frank struggles to make sense of these absences whilst having to report endless local news stories and trying to cope with his resolutely miserable mother. The result is that rare thing: a page-turning novel that asks the big questions in an accessible way, and is laugh-out-loud funny, genuinely moving and ultimately uplifting.
The new kick-start fat loss programme from This Morning's Diet and Fitness presenter. How to lose fat quickly and, more importantly, how to keep it off using Joanna's own starch curfew plan and special exercises
Carr’s The Easy Way to Stop Smoking sold nine million copies worldwide; his method succeeds because it helps smokers eliminate the psychological craving for a cigarette even before they throw away that last pack. Filled with inspiring stories and quotes from real women who have battled nicotine addiction, this follow-up addresses the unique difficulties females face when they decide to quit. Carr and Francesca Cesati focus on those issues of special concern to women, such as weight gain, increased stress, and smoking during pregnancy?making this the perfect gift for any woman who lights up?and wants to stop.
Jane O'Sullivan is a dreamer. She dreams of white sands, blue skies and one true love, the man who will turn all her dreams into reality. Then Jane gets married. And she finds that real life isn't like any of her other dreams. That sometimes real life can be a nightmare. So Jane has to take control of her own destiny. And she does. Because sometimes life can be more satisfying than any dream. And dreams don't come true. Do they?
On 27 August 1979, Paul Burns's life changed for ever. Travelling through Warren Point in Northern Ireland when the IRA detonated two massive bombs, he was involved in a devastating explosion - eighteen soldiers were killed that day; Paul was one of only two who survived.Newly recruited to the Parachute Regiment, Paul was performing a tour of duty in Northern Ireland when a four-tonne truck in which he was travelling was destroyed by a massive IRA bomb. Eighteen of his friends and colleagues were killed in the Warrenpoint blast ' the biggest single loss of life for the British Army during the Troubles.Paul barely survived. His body was broken. His left leg was amputated below the knee. His skin was burned down to the bone. Those who saw him wondered if it might not be kinder to let him die.At just eighteen, Paul thought his life was over. But he refused to be beaten. He had made a promise to himself that he would make up for the loss of his friends' lives by living his own life to the full.And just over five years later he was a member of the elite parachute display team, The Red Devils. In 1996 he entered the record books as a member of 'Time and Tide': the first ever disabled crew to sail around the world. Today he works as a disabled extra in tv and film ' amongst his accolades he can count a role in Hollywood blockbuster Gladiator. His story is a remarkable tale of one man's determination to make the most of his life against the odds.
Kate Cameron's mother never loved her and treats her like a skivvy and childminder. Kate's only friend is Robbie, whom she loves like a brother. Finding a job as a tracer allows Kate to enrol in evening art classes. But when she becomes pregnant by another man marrying Robbie is the only answer.
The Art of War/The Book Of Lord Shang (Wordsworth Classics of World Literature) (Wordsworth Classics of World Literature)
The two political classics in this book are the product of a time of intense turmoil in Chinese history. Dating from the Period of the Warring States (403-221BC), they anticipate Machiavelli's The Prince by nearly 2000 years. The Art of War is the best known of a considerable body of Chinese works on the subject. It analyses the nature of war, and reveals how victory may be ensured. The Book of Lord Shang is a political treatise for the instruction of rulers. These texts are anything but armchair strategy or ivory-tower speculation. They are serious, urgent and practical responses to the desperate situations in which they were written. They have been immensely influential both inside and outside China.
In this autobiography, Tony Hadley, lead singer of 80s band Spandau Ballet and winner of the ITV1 series Reborn in the USA, reveals the highs and lows of his twenty year career in music. At the height of New Romantic fever, classic songs such as "True", "Through the Barricades" and "Gold" earned Tony Hadley, with his good looks and stage presence, a legion of teenage fans around the world. With his unique vocals, Tony appeared to have it all - then he lost it. After a series of bitter rows, Spandau Ballet split. Along with former bandmates John Keeble and Steve Norman, Tony launched a legal battle against Gary Kemp over royalties - and lost. Professionally his life was in disarray. Personally he was beset by tragedy. His father died. His wife suffered miscarriages. Yet Tony has emerged intact. Tony's fanbase has remained loyal to him through the years as evidenced by his popularity on Reborn in the USA, where he was clearly earmarked as a potential winner early on in the series. His autobiography is a great slice of 80s nostalgia which enjoyed enormous success in hardback.
A secret pact made long ago between four best friends resurfaces when a ten-year-old murder is uncovered. Chief Rick Summers knows they are hiding something and turns to one of them--his former flame, Lacy--for help. Includes bonus features. Original.
That monstrous villain Gary Soneji is back in Cat & Mouse, the fourth book in James Patterson's series about Alex Cross, a police forensic psychologist, but he's not alone. In seeming support of the premise that you can never have too much of a bad thing, Patterson has thrown a second serial killer into the mix: Mr. Smith, a mysterious killer terrorizing Europe while Soneji practices his own brand of evil along the Eastern Seaboard. With two killers to track, Cross has his hands full--and Patterson has another hit.
In All Creatures Great and Small, we meet the young Herriot as he takes up his calling and discovers that the realities of veterinary practice in rural Yorkshire are very different from the sterile setting of veterinary school. From caring for his patients in the depths of winter on the remotest homesteads to dealing with uncooperative owners and critically ill animals, Herriot discovers the wondrous variety and never-ending challenges of veterinary practice as his humor, compassion, and love of the animal world shine forth.
On a Danish shore, a Vatican priest is found-hanging on a cross. The next day, the crime is repeated in Asia and Africa. Meanwhile, in the catacombs near Orvieto, Italy, an archeologist unearths a scroll revealing secrets that could rock the foundations of Christianity. Its discovery makes him the most wanted criminal in Europe. But his most dangerous enemies operate outside the law of man.
Native American Jane Whitefield had promised her new husband, a surgeon, that she would give up her unusual job helping people escape from their enemies - but then a bomb explodes at the hospital and Jane meets the cause: a young pregnant girl who's being tracked across the country by a team of hired killers...
It's the third death on Cheltenham Gold Cup Day that really troubles super-sleuth Sid Halley. Former champion jockey Halley knows the perils of racing all too well ' but in his day, jockeys didn't usually reach the finishing line with three .38 rounds in the chest. But this is precisely how he finds jockey Huw Walker ' who, only a few hours earlier, had won the coveted Triumph Hurdle. Just moments before the gruesome discovery, Halley had been called upon by Lord Enstone to make discreet enquiries into why his horses appeared to be on a permanent losing streak. Are races being fixed? Are bookies taking a cut? And if so, are trainers and jockeys playing a dangerous game with stakes far higher than they realise? Halley's quest for answers draws him ever deeper into the darker side of the race game, in a life-or-death power play that will push him to his very limits ' both professionally and personally.
It was the week before Thanksgiving when Kinsey Millhone first heard the sad story of the late Johnny Lee, the World War II fighter pilot of whom, rather mysteriously, the military authorities have no record. His family are concerned ' perhaps Kinsey could make a few calls, straighten things out? Then Johnny's apartment is ransacked. In the debris a hidden safe is uncovered ' and in that safe is a mysterious key marked LAWLESS. That night Kinsey's on a plane to Dallas, at the start of a thrilling rollercoaster ride through Texas and Kentucky on the trail of long-buried treasure. Unfortunately there's a fire-raising psychopath on her tail . . . And she's going to be late for a very important wedding . . . 'An alphabet of prime puzzles' Sunday Times
Past Reason Hated: An Inspector Banks Mystery (The Inspector Banks series)
It should have been a cosy scene - log fire, sheepskin rug, Vivaldi on the stereo, Christmas lights and tree. But appearances can be deceptive. For Caroline Hartley, lying quietly on the couch, has been brutally murdered. Inspector Alan Banks is called to the grim scene. And he soon has more suspects than he ever imagined. As he delves into her past, he realises that for Caroline, secrecy was a way of life, and her death is no different. His ensuing investigation is full of hidden passions and desperate violence . . . 'The characterizations are unfailingly sharp and subtle' "New York Times" 'A definite contender for fiction's new top cop' "Independent on Sunday " 'Watch for those twists - they'll get you every time' IAN RANKIN
A teenage boy is found mutilated and murdered in an apartment building. Forensic scientist Rhona Macleod is called to the scene, but her grim task is made even more unsettling by the boy?s remarkable resemblance to her?and the fact that she gave up a baby boy for adoption 17 years before. Racked with guilt, she sets out to find the boy?s killer and determine whether he is her long-lost son. In doing so, she immerses herself in the sinister world of an internet pedophile ring. Some very powerful men have a lot to lose if she succeeds, and everything to gain if she dies.
THE IT GIRL is the first in a sassy, sophisticated, completely addictive new series. Jenny has left her Manhattan school to attend Waverly Academy, an elite boarding school where glamorous rich kids don't let the rules get in the way of an excellent time. Jenny sets off to Waverly with big plans of reinventing herself. She'll be a goddess -" she's a sophisticated city girl, after all! -" and will find a boy who can properly worship her. But that's going to be a little tricky since her self-absorbed new roommates, Callie Vernon and Brett Messerschmidt, aren't exactly there to help -" unless there's something in it for them. But if getting caught with boys and going up against the Disciplinary Committee is what it takes, Jenny's ready -" she'll do all that and more to become The It Girl.