Little Wing is the powerful story of two families over three generations. 1969. Florence Lawson, a 16-year-old schoolgirl who dreams of being an artist, finds herself pregnant and banished to one of the most remote parts of the UK. 1986. Dougie Munro, searching for adventure, leaves the Isle of Harris – the island of his birth – for art college and a career in London as a photographer. 2005. Nell Hartley, content with her life managing a care-in-the-community cafe in Colchester, discovers a shocking truth about her family. Between the sprawl of London, suburban Essex, and the wild, unpredictable Outer Hebrides, three lives collide and interweave as questions are asked and secrets surface. What happened to Florence? Why is Dougie now so reluctant to return home? How can Nell make peace with the lies she's been told? Little Wing is a novel about resilience, forgiveness and the true meaning of family, about finding one's place in the world and discovering how we all belong somewhere and to someone.
Craft is at the very heart of British identity, from stained-glass windows in country churches to the Enid Blyton charm of thatched houses; from Harris Tweed® (famously poached by Coco Chanel) to the ceremonial livery worn by horses at Buckingham Palace. The burgeoning of digital craftsmanship is also enriching ground-breaking technologies, including microbial weaving and bespoke-made vessels for growing human tissue. Craft Britain brings together watchmakers with saddlers; bell casters with neon benders; shoemakers with silversmiths; potters with orrery-makers; stonemasons with weavers; embroiderers with basket-makers – and a myriad other craft traditions.
The Cure: Pictures of You
A ROUGH TRADE BOOK OF THE YEAR 2022 WITH A FOREWORD BY ROBERT SMITH The definitive collection of renowned photographer Tom Sheehan's images of The Cure – with photographs seen here for the very first time.
An Invitation to the Ballet Theatre
Grab your very own VIP access pass and enter the wonderful world of the ballet theatre. Have you ever wondered how ballet dancers stay strong and avoid injury? Or how the magical scenes on stage are created by the set department? Step behind the scenes of the ballet theatre with your very own access-all-areas invitation to find out. Discover how stunning costumes are designed and see the thousands of shoes stored in the shoe room. Watch the dancers put on dramatic makeup, elaborate wigs and headdresses to create their characters. Discover the magic and wonder of performance night as the dancers prepare to dance Swan Lake. As you turn the pages you'll read the stories of other famous ballets such as The Nutcracker and The Firebird. With beautifully intricate illustrations, you'll discover more wonderful details each time you return.
Eye of the Storm
A sweeping and sumptuous historical epic from Hilary Jones. The 1918 armistice has ended the war in Europe. But as the 1920's roars to life, it is an age of social change, excess, shellshock and ghosts. Having shown courage and strength on the battlefield, Will and Grace are back in the UK and working at the cutting edge of modern medicine. At every turn they see a country in flux. Many of their contemporaries are following serious paths, committing to causes of the day – workers' rights, votes for women, an independent Ireland. Others seek refuge in more earthly and bohemian pleasures. But as young parents and practising medics, they have – more than anything – duties of care and compassion that cannot be ignored.
Mazy the Movie Star
From comic actress and bestselling author, Isla Fisher, comes this funny and reassuring picture book with a message that resonates loud and clear – always be true to yourself. Mazy is a famous movie star who has her fur fluffed twice a day. While other dogs chase sticks at the park, Mazy chases her acting dreams. Then one morning Mazy's agent delivers bad news. Hollywoof has changed and there are no jobs for Mazy anymore. Can Mazy embrace what it is that makes her special and find her perfect role?
Formula 1: The Official History
Fully revised and updated, Formula 1: The Official History is an electrifying account of the F1 phenomenon, telling the complete story of one of the world's most popular, thrilling, and glamorous sports. Bringing together a superbly written account of the history of the sport by acclaimed author Maurice Hamilton, and an exceptional selection of stunning images from across seven decades of F1 racing, the book charts the FIA Formula One World Championship, decade by decade, from its first race at Silverstone in May 1950 right through to end of last season's championship.
London Block by Block
For anyone who loves London - whether you're visiting for the weekend or are a die-hard local - this is the book for you. Artist Cierra Block loves to create maps, and this compilation will have you uncovering the best things London has on offer. Featuring the most notable places to eat, what to see, where to walk and what to do, this is a guide like no other.
The Night Before Christmas
'Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse . . . The scene is set for a magical Christmas Eve and one of the best-loved Christmas stories of all time. Clement C. Moore first read this timeless poem to his young children on Christmas Eve in 1822. It was published anonymously in a New York newspaper the following year and quickly spread around the world, becoming a cherished Christmas tradition for many families. This beautiful picture book edition brings together the classic verse with enchanting illustrations by Robert Ingpen that perfectly capture the magic of Christmas for young and old alike.
Most authors write what they know. Linda Calvey writes what she lived. After Ruby's husband, Archie, is brutally murdered, she is distraught. But with an empire to run, Ruby has no time for tears. Determined to keep her family safe, she sends her beloved daughter Cathy away, far from the violence and secrets. As Ruby fights off the affections of her business partner, Vladimir, as well as attacks from local gangs, she knows the game is too dangerous to stay in forever. But who can be trusted, and who is out for blood? In Ruby's empire, family is everything. So, when Cathy gets into trouble, Ruby vows to protect her, whatever the cost. IF YOU COME FOR THE QUEEN, YOU'D BETTER NOT MISS...
With over 50 tasty recipes, Christmas Treats is a must for all festive gatherings. Featuring recipes for cookies, truffles, festive bark, cupcakes, chocolate logs, stollen, frozen desserts, brioches, drinks and more, the book is packed with treats for beginners and baking experts alike.
Who I Am
For the first time ever, Melanie C, aka Sporty Spice, tells her amazing life story in her own words and gives a full and honest account of what life was really like in The Spice Girls. 'I never told my story before because I wasn't ready. Now, finally, I am.'