*Can you find the way to Davy's bar? *Do you know the Doughnut principal? *How do you make a Chinese contract? The changes which Charles Handy foresaw in THE AGE OF UNREASON are happening. Endless growth can make a candyfloss economy, and capitalism must be its own sternest critic. Handy reaches here for a philosophy beyond the mechanics of business organisations, beyond material choices, to try and establish an alternative universe where the work ethics can contain a natural sense of continuity, connections and a sense of direction. We are now a world of shareholders, but everyone has a stake in the furure. With warmth, wit and the most challenging insights, Charles Handy seeks to turn paradox into real progress.
Diva disappeared . . .This was supposed to be the night that launched a new pop idol into the firmament. Tamar Valparaiso has it all: young and beautiful with the body and voice of an angel. And just as importantly she is going to hit all the right demographics. With a Mexican father she's going to walk the Hispanic market and her Russian mother ensured that her blonde hair will not be scaring off the Britney fans. So, tonight, she is going to make debut performance of her first single - Bandersnatch - on a luxury motor-launch in the heart of the city.But this is when she becomes Detective Steve Carella's problem. Halfway through her performance - and watched by millions of fans - masked men drag Tamar off the stage and into the bowels of a waiting speedboat. Now the city is in uproar and the responsibility of getting her back safely lies on Carella's shoulders . . .
Lethal Legacy: An Alexandra Cooper Thriller (Alexandra Cooper 11)
When the police are called to a building on New York's Upper East Side, Detective Mike Chapman and Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper respond quickly. A resident, Tina Barr, is alleged to have been assaulted, but she refuses to co-operate with their enquiries.Within a day Alex and Chapman are back at the same building, confronted with the body of a woman, battered to death and with a mysteriouswel-encrusted book beside her. But the victim isn't Tina Barr, and Tina has disappeared.The book is part of a rare collection at the New York Public Library and Alex and Chapman are plunged into the deadly world of the super-rich - those who protect their fortunes and collections more carefully than other people's lives.
"When the leaders of the free world descend on Scotland for an international conference, every cop in the country is needed to control the mob of protestors in Edinburgh's streets ... except one. Inspector John Rebus's reputation precedes him, so while Presidents Bush and Putin confer in isolated splendor, Rebus mans an empty police station, safely out of the way where he can't offend any visiting dignitaries." "Then a delegate falls to his death during a pre-conference dinner at Edinburgh Castle, and Rebus is given what looks like a simple suicide to write up. But even as he keeps it out of the headlines, Rebus probes where no probing is wanted - and doesn't like the side steps and power plays his questions engender. And this week Edinburgh is a dangerous place to be: Rebus also investigates the death of a recently paroled rapist, murdered in a particularly grisly fashion. The discovery of more bodies leads Rebus to consider an unexpected and politically unacceptable possibility." "Amid political drama and street theater, and with egos on parade at every level, Rebus works the thorniest case he's ever encountered, with danger on a scale beyond his darkest imaginings."--BOOK JACKET.
Michael Havelock's world ended on a moonlit beach on the Costa Brava. He stood by and watched as his partner and lover, Jenna Karas, double agent, was coldly and efficiently gunned down by his own agency. There's nothing left for Havelock but to get out, quit the game. Until, in one frantic moment on a crowded railway platform in Rome, Havelock sees Jenna. She's alive - and suddenly Havelock is a marked man, on the run from both US and Russian assassins. Racing around the globe after his beautiful betrayer, Havelock is trapped in a massive mosaic of treachery created by a top-level mole with the world in his fist - Parsifal ...
As they disentangled lies from truth, they found that Linda Brown had lived in a world of perverse love and dark secrets, hidden behind a blandly normal facade. They unearthed proof of greed, lust and unimaginable mind games, and at length their investigation resulted in arrests. In gripping courtroom testimony, the terrible truth behind Linda Brown's murder finally emerged.
It is 4034 AD. Humanity has made it to the stars. Fassin Taak, a Slow Seer at the Court of the Nasqueron Dwellers, will be fortunate if he makes it to the end of the year. The Nasqueron Dwellers inhabit a gas giant on the outskirts of the galaxy, in a system awaiting its wormhole connection to the rest of civilisation. In the meantime, they are dismissed as decadents living in a state of highly developed barbarism, hoarding data without order, hunting their own young and fighting pointless formal wars. Seconded to a military-religious order he's barely heard of - part of the baroque hierarchy of the Mercatoria, the latest galactic hegemony - Fassin Taak has to travel again amongst the Dwellers. He is in search of a secret hidden for half a billion years. But with each day that passes a war draws closer - a war that threatens to overwhelm everything and everyone he's ever known.
Not Without My Sister: The True Story of Three Girls Violated and Betrayed by Those They Trusted
Kristina, Celeste, and Juliana were all born into the Children of God cult, and from as early as three years old were mistreated and used as sexual beings. They were denied access to formal schooling, forced to wander the streets begging for money, and were mercilessly beaten for "crimes" as harmless as reading an encyclopedia. After being separated from each other and their mothers and forced to live in various missions with multiple foster parents, the sisters eventually managed to escape. In this startling exposé, they have come together to reveal in horrific detail the group that has destroyed the lives of so many. Their intertwining stories reveal a community spread throughout the world whose legacy of anorexia, depression, drug abuse, suicide, and even murder are impossible to erase. Together, the sisters found a strength that finally enabled them to uncover and free themselves from the shadows of their past.
Sold in Monte Carlo: a beautiful English baroness! Samantha van Bergen has been wagered and won by the highest bidder: dark and sexy Italian Cristiano Bartolo. Did he buy her to bed her? Innocent Sam is scared Cristiano will seduce her! But she quickly finds out he has his own reason for wanting her- bedding her is just a bonus!
The glitzy reception at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art should have been a welcome evening off for Assistant District Attorney Alexandra Cooper. But the occasion is overshadowed by a gruesome discovery: in an ancient sarcophagus bound for a show abroad, customs officials have found the body of a young woman.Katrina Grooten was a hard-working intern at the Cloisters, the foreboding home of the Museum's collection of medieval art. She'd left her job several months earlier, but her eerily preserved body is grisly proof she'd never returned home to South Africa. The white lines on her fingernails are the telltale sign of her killer's modus operandi: arsenic poisoning.As Alex and NYPD Detective Mike Chapman begin their investigations, they encounter an establishment whose culture is as curious as the exhibits they display, and whose secrets and rivalries are as ancient. And then they discover a number of mysterious vaults, whose bones hold the clues to Katrina's murder . . .
Present-day murder has its roots in the eighteenth century and the mutiny on the Bounty in this highly acclaimed new psychological thriller. A 200 year-old-secret is now a matter of life and death. And it could be worth a fortune. It's summer in the Lake District and torrential rain has uncovered a bizarrely tattooed body on a hillside.Could it be linked to centuries-old rumours that surround Fletcher Christian, mutinous First Mate on the ill-fated Bounty, a legendary massacre on the strange island of Pitcairn, and Christian's possible return to England? Jane Gresham wants to know. An expert on Wordsworth, she has a theory that the Lakeland poet, a childhood friend of Christian's, had harboured the fugitive and turned his tale into an epic poem - which has since stayed hidden. But as she follows each lead, death is hard on her heels. The 200-year-old mystery is putting lives at risk. And it isn't just the truth that is waiting to be discovered, but a bounty worth millions of pounds!
The World's Stupidest Instructions (The World's Stupidest)
If you have ever attempted to swallow a mattress or have forgotten to removelothes before ironing them then this book will become a vital survival tool.or the rest of us it is a collection of the oddest, funniest and franklyost worrying instructions taken from genuine products around the world.anufacturers from Turin to Tokyo seem truly concerned that we know theirroducts may be hot after heating, that we should not place fireworks in ourouths or that we should really not use a hairdryer whilst showering. Andlease remember, your new toaster should not be used underwater.
Maddy is feeling really lonely now that her friends have gone away for the holidays and she is stuck at home with a broken leg in plaster! But then fluffy black-and-white kitten Flame magically appears and soon some very special friends come into both their lives . . .
1906. Prolific English writer of novels dealing with Victorian life. The Warden is the first of six novels in Trollope's Barsetshire series. They are set in Barsetshire, a fictional English county, and follow the Reverend Septimus Harding. In this book he works conscientiously as the warden for a charitable institution for retired men. After being accused of making undue profits, even for a sinecure, he resigns and his story is continued in the second novel, Barchester Towers. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.
In Andy McDermott's brilliant new novel, Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase are on the hunt for the lost pyramid of Osiris... The incredible secret of the Great Sphinx of Egypt is about to be revealed. An archaeological dig is preparing to open the Hall of Records, a repository of ancient knowledge hidden beneath the enigmatic statue. But on the night of the unveiling student Macy Sharif makes a shocking discovery: a religious cult already raiding the Hall of Records to find the location of the mythical Pyramid of Osiris. Framed by corrupt officials, she goes on the run, trying to reach the only people who can save her before she is silenced permanently. Discredited, jobless and broke, archaeologist Nina Wilde and ex-SAS soldier Eddie Chase have problems of their own until Macy's plea for help sends them on a deadly quest across the globe as they try to reach the mysterious pyramid before Khalid Osir, the charismatic leader of the Osirian Temple. But is the cult's motive purely greed... or something more sinister?
Gathered here for the first time are the inimitably incisive thoughts of the nation's most controversial and witty commentator on life, love, sex and the universe, the brilliant bestselling Julie Burchill, author of the mega-seller 'Ambition'. From male members to Madonna, from designer dykes to the casting couch. Sex and Sensibility is thought provoking, infinitely original and uniquely entertaining.
Contemporary London. You know what that's like. But there's another London too, another race: the streets are swirling with them. They have no jobs, no driving licence, no social security, no identity of any sort. They pass us by every day; the unnumbered. Nio and Mila are two of the unnumbered. Nio the dreamer has built a home for himself in Coldfall Woods. Mila the realist has just bought herself an identity, and works as a checkout girl. It's a start: their start. Mila's going to reach the stars some day. They can feel it in the air. Lucas Tooth can sense it too. He works his charm on all these women; the hopeful, the sad, the desperate. But only when they feel the fear does it bring him the pleasure. And now it's Mila's turn. Together, Nio and Mila will take on this London and all it can throw at them. But it is not an easy city. It exacts a hard tribute. The city has brought them together. The city could tear them apart.
True story of the life of stuart shorter, thief, hostage-taker, psycho and street raconteur. It is a story told backwards as he wanted from the man he was when alexander masters met him to a boy of twelve.
The hugely popular presenter of "How Clean Is Your House?" tells the inspiring yet harrowing story of the shocking abuse in her childhood and first marriage, before she became Britain's Queen of Clean.
Movie mogul Harry Nathan's lonely death in a Beverley Hills swimming pool is the beginning of a trail of lust and conspiracy leading to the darkest corners of the international art world. Private investigator Lorraine Page faces her toughest fight ever as she takes on the case for fading starlet Cindy Nathan, Harry's third wife. Lorraine believes the grieving widow's story. Unlike her ex-colleagues in the police department who have already charged Cindy with murder...
He's every woman's fantasyacirc;euro;brvbar; After a string of nightmare relationships, Emily Albright has decided she's had it with modern-day men. She'd rather pour herself a glass of wine, curl up with Pride and Prejudice and step into a time where men were dashing, devoted and honourable, strode across fields in breeches, their damp shirts clinging to their chests, and weren't into internet porn. So when her best friend invites her to Mexico for a week of margaritas and men, Emily decides to book a guided tour of Jane Austen country instead. She quickly realises she won't find her dream man here. The coach tour is full of pensioners, apart from one Mr Spike Hargreaves, a foul-tempered journalist sent to write a piece on why Mr Darcy's been voted the man most women would love to dateacirc;euro;brvbar; Until she walks into a room and finds herself face-to-face with Darcy himself. And every woman's fantasy suddenly becomes one woman's realityacirc;euro;brvbar;
The collapse of a marriage creates a monster that feeds on the basest of our emotions. No one ever knows what really goes on behind the closed doors of a marriage in freefall. This work features real life tragedies which reveal that there are some people who take the words 'til death us do part' all too literally - with devastating results.
Teri is searching for Mr Right. She's been through Mr Lazy, Mr Greedy, Mr Completely Selfish and Mr Downright Pervert - but, as yet, no Mr Wonderful. That is, of course, until she is literally knocked off her feet by Jamie Duncan, as they rush to catch their train home from Euston station: the18.07 from platform 8. Soon love blossoms and commuting takes on a whole new meaning. But one thing that can't be ignored is that, as well as being Mr Right, Jamie is also Mr Married...
A gripping first novel from a writer who weaves together elements of PULP FICTION, KILL BILL and GET SHORTY in a pacy and unputdownable crime thriller Smoke Dugan has made a living from making bombs for a criminal organisation. But when one of his bombs is used to take down a plane with innocent women and children on board, something snaps inside him. He takes his revenge by killing his criminal boss, taking his money and going on the run. Now, a year later, Smoke is hiding out in Portland, Oregon. He knows that it is only a matter of time before the organisation catches up with him. When they do, he manages to escape but they capture his girlfriend. Now Smoke must try to save her and escape for good. But it seems that someone else is after Smoke's girlfriend and it's not long before Smoke finds himself caught up in a dangerous chase game which will end in violence...
The third in the Aubrey-Maturin series of novels, following the variable fortunes of Jack Aubrey's career in the Nelsonic story as he accepts a commission to convey a British ambassador to the East Indies.
TOMORROW IS FOR EVER. Alan Carter is called up to the Great War after only one week of marriage. When Alan is wounded and sent to Cornwall to convalesce, he has time to think about his wife and the career as a writer that he secretly nurtures. He is accepted by the established colony of Newlyn artists and one artist in particular ? Vicky Hazleton ? encourages Alan's leanings towards the arts. Vicky stirs other feelings: inappropriate and impossible ones. Vicky and her set inhabit a different world from Alan, but he belongs to London's East End ? and to Dora . . . THE LOST YEARS. Cornwall, 1914. Perys Tremayne arrives at the ancient family home of Heligan House. He's hoping to use his family connections to start a military career with the Duke of Cornwall Light Infantry. Perys is a Tremayne, but only just. While family tensions strain, Perys finds friendship with the locals, in particular farm girl Annie Bray. Annie has long been the subject of a tacit agreement to marry local boy Jimmy. And when Jimmy is badly injured at Ypres, Annie cannot refuse. Though Perys and Annie are fated to remain apart one can never be sure what will happen next.
Young David Feernley is determined to escape the drudgery of his life as a Yorkshire farmhand. Setting off for the coast, his aim is to join the whaling fleet at Whitby, to earn his living on the stormy and icy Arctic seas. Although he has few sailing skills, a Captain soon recognizes his worth—for David is strong and unafraid of danger. David is followed to the small fishing town by Ruth, his childhood sweetheart, her heart set on marriage. Passionate and proud, she is sure to be a worthy wife. Yet David is drawn to another's betrothed: the pretty, gentle Jenny. And it is Jenny's bright red shawl that David searches for on the cliff-tops on his return from the long months at sea.
Prayer doesn't have to be a mystery or a burden. In this Guidebook for Life, Phillip Jensen and Tony Payne open up what God himself says to us in the Scriptures about prayer, including what prayer really is, why we should do it and why we often don't. This insightful,practical book offers powerful motivations to get us back on our knees and praying, as well as helpful discussions of what to pray for. This is a clear, readable guide for new Christians wanting to get started in prayer, or longer-serving Christians whose prayer-lives are wilting.
LAZYBONESSomeone is writing to convicted rapists in prison, befriending them and then brutally killing them when they are released. DI Tom Thorne must discover the link between these killings and a murder/suicide that took place twenty-five years before; a tragedy to which the only witnesses were two small children, now adults and nowhere to be found...THE BURNING GIRLJessica Clarke had been set alight twenty years ago. Her attacker, quickly tracked down and eager to confess, was still in jail, his career as a hitman for North London gangs now well behind him. So who is harassing Carol Chamberlain, the arresting officer in that case, and claiming that he is one who burned the girl? Now retired, Carol turns to DI Tom Thorne for help.
An astonishing first book, 'Apache' is a story of courage, comradeship, technology and tragedy, during the ongoing war in Afghanistan.'Apache' is the first book to come from the cockpit of the most sophisticated fighting helicopter the world has ever known. Designed in the mid 1980s to take on the Soviets, these machines have proven themselves as the perfect tool for combat in Afghanistan.Ed Macy's account of the incredibly hard Apache selection process, tougher than that of the SAS, combined with his description of the sheer difficulty of flying one of these helicopters, provides a fascinating insight into the relationship between man and machine fighting in the toughest conditions imaginable.The climactic build-up to the rescue mission at Jugroom Fort is both dramatic and deeply moving. The rescue of Lance Corporal Mathew Ford has been hailed as one of the most remarkable and daring rescues of modern wartime and Ed's bravery on the ground at Jugroom Fort led to him being awarded the Military Cross ' one of the first in the Army Air Corps' history.Taking the reader right to the heart of the war in Afghanistan, 'Apache' offers an unprecedented degree of proximity to the action and horror that troops in the region are faced with on a daily basis. Gripping from the first page to the last, it is utterly compelling and impossible to put down.
DISCOVERED ON THE DOORSTEP of a country estate in Wiltshire, England, the infant Fanny is raised to womanhood by her adoptive parents. Lord and Lady Bellars. Fanny wants to become the epic poet of the age, but her plans are dashed when she is ravished by her libertine stepfather. Fleeing to London, Fanny falls in with idealistic witches and highwaymen who teach her of worlds she never knew existed. After toiling in a London brothel that caters to literati, Fanny embarks on a series of adventures that teach her what she must know to live and prosper as a woman.
Buster's diaries offer a floor-level insight into the aromatic world of the man-owning dog. Buster stepped into the limelight in April 1996 after an incident with a goose in St James' Park, a goose which happened to belong to the Queen. Pursued by the press ever since he has sought solace in writing. He details the absurdities of his life with The Man - Roy Hattersley - who clearly wants to be a dog but lacks the necessary qualities. The blood of the tundra wolves roars through Buster's veins and demands he hold strong views on the role and status of the fin de siecle dog. "Buster's Diaries" expose the truth about such man-made fallacies as diet, discipline and exercise. They also extol the joys of human-ownership and are written with the wit and style that is expected of his amanuensis.
The unforgettable story of four special sisters and the intertwining paths of triumph and tragedy each must follow--from the acclaimed author of Riches of the Heart. Davina, Freddie, Joanna, and Theresa--four young women of talent and promise, who must choose between passion and ambition, bewteen happiness and honor, even as they struggle to be true to each other . . . and to their dreams.
The debut of an extraordinary new author - a novel of how a woman, pushed over the edge by the violent deaths of her family, survives only by taking other identities. Stephanie Patrick's world was destroyed by the Atlantic aircrash. Falling into a downward spiral of prostitution, drugs and drink, she is picked up by a journalist who has discovered that it was a bomb that caused the crash. And it is his murder that pulls her out of herself. The Rhythm Section is not a thriller about the hunt for a terrorist, although that is the path Stephanie takes, and it's not a story about revenge, although justice for her family is her initial motivation. Rather, The Rhythm Section is the story of Stephanie's attempt to reclaim herself. She has to rediscover who she is through a series of roles that she is forced to play; she is never herself. As a prostitute, she is Lisa, the chemical blonde. Later, she is Petra Reuter, German anarchist turned mercenary terrorist. Sometimes, she is Marina Gaudenzi, a Swiss businesswoman, or she's Susan Branch, an American student, or Elizabeth Shepherd, an English management consultant. But whoever she is, she's never herself because her life depends on her being someone else. This is the way she is trained by the intelligence service that recruits her, but it's also the way she's taught herself to be; being someone else has always worked for her and so it does now, until she begins to fall in love for the first time with Frank White.
Three siblings separated by fate and tragic circumstance--a sister, a brother and his twin sister whom they both believe to be dead--are the main players in this engrossing contemporary saga. When their mother, in a fit of madness, douses herself with oil and self-immolates, she sets into motion a chain of events that alter the Cesaretti children's destinies. From their childhood home in Tuscany to their uncle's palazzo in Florence and then in America, England and France, the siblings--Francesca, Luciano and Juliet--remain haunted by memories of one another and by their tragic past. Luciano, psychically linked to his lost twin, finds some measure of success as a novelist but is tormented by visions he cannot explain. Juliet, his twin, disfigured in the fire and abandoned by their cruel aunt, is adopted by a compassionate woman, but she is psychologically maimed and cannot achieve emotional release. Only Francesca, a successful photographer in love with a good man, seems capable of putting the past in its place. Even she, however, must surmount numerous pitfalls before the reunion she yearns for can occur. On the way to this novel's chilling finale, Norman ( In Love and Friendship ) recounts heartrending events without lapsing into melodrama. First serial to Good Housekeeping.
One of the "Lone Wolf" series of fantasy game books in which the reader is Lone Wolf, the last Kai Master of Sommerlund. Each episode can be played separately or combined with the rest to create a role-playing epic.
Five years ago Ed Fagan, the serial killer known as the Night Hunter, disappeared. Since then nothing has been heard from him. But now a Dublin newspaper has received a letter claiming to be from Fagan with a chilling message: he's going to kill again. The Dublin Metropolitan Police are inclined to dismiss the letter as a hoax, but when the body of prostitute Mary Lynch is found, they believe the murderer may well be Fagan. Saxon, a former FBI agent who was writing a book about Fagan when he disappeared, is certain that the killer is someone else. So while DCS Grace Fitzgerald and her team sniff at a cold trail, Saxon must somehow convince them to look beyond the obvious. But in a city of shadows and secrets, that's never going to be easy - especialy when the truth is so unexpected that even the most astute detective could be shocked into carelessness in the moment of discovery. And carelessness, in the presence of a killer, can be costly...
This is a good read for an older style book. Tyler is the wealthy son of a banker who decides to become a farmer in the country where he meets his new neighbour Johanna. Unfortunately, he doesn't realise the the gang who robbed him on his way was led by a fiesty Johanna who was trying to hold onto her family home. Lots of sparks and conflict with Tyler and Johanna as they slowly fall in love and deal with all the problems standing between them, realistic issues of farm life and plenty of sensual romance are all here.
Rob MacGregor, hired to recapture the declining audience for a daytime gardening programme, quickly becomes Britain's latest heartthrob. The only trouble is, Rob's co-presenter is not at all pleased to see his thunder stolen. Nor is Rob's longterm girlfriend, Katherine, pleased to find out that Rob's been having a steamy affair with one of the TV station's newsreaders...Rob's career goes from strength to strength, but he finds the in-fighting and TV politics harder and harder to cope with - and he's becoming increasingly concerned about his recently widowed father, who seems to be in danger of losing the small nursery the family has run for generations. Somebody is desperate to buy that land, and Rob is determined to find out why...
Thea - sensible and cautious - has always believed in old-fashioned romance. Her best friend Alice is more of a 'fun first, think later' kind of girl. But just recently they've both been behaving out of character.When Thea Luckmore falls head over heels for a man she meets on Primrose Hill and Alice Heggarty marries her best friend Mark, both women are blissfully happy - for a while. But it's not long before Alice admits to herself she likes the thrill of the chase more than the easy pace of married life. And then Thea makes a shocking discovery - one which forces her to rewrite her rules for everlasting love …
Washington DC, 1946. For two local young men, Pete Karras and Joey Recevo, the easiest way to find work after the war is by turning to crime - providing a little muscle for a local boss, Mr Burke, who runs a protection racket with the Mafia. The trouble with Pete Karras is that he is just too soft on his fellow immigrants, and the last thing the boss wants is for his mob to get soft. The boys have to teach Karras a painful lesson that he won't forget. Three years later Pete and Joey meet up once more and a final confrontation puts the meaning of friendship and honour to the ultimate test. The first novel in the Washington Quartet which comprises King Suckerman (short-listed for the 1998 CWA Golden Dagger Award), The Sweet Forever and Shame the Devil. A sharply written crime epic that evokes the mean DC streets of the 1950s - and delivers.
The author moved to France with his wife and children to study French. The job he found to pay for his studies, 'taking on' and selling French property, has taken him behind the scenes of French rural life. He tells of a land of remote farms and country hospitality, of cider, coffee and calvados.