Hold My Girl
TWO WOMEN. ONE BABY. A FIGHT LIKE NO OTHER. Katherine has everything under control. After years of struggling to conceive with her partner, Patrick, she finally gives birth to Rose, her IVF miracle child. But she's afraid that Rose may not be her daughter, her pale skin not matching Katherine's own. Tess never got her happy ending. Just like Katherine, she was also a hopeful IVF mother, but her daughter, Hanna, was stillborn. Now divorced, broke and stuck in a dead-end job, she's beginning to lose all hope. But when Rose is ten months old, both women get a call from the fertility clinic. There was a mistake: their eggs were switched. It will take a custody battle like no other to decide who will get to be Rose's mother – a battle that will push them both to the brink... This is a story about what it means to be a mother, and the lengths we go to for the people we love.
The Great British Bakeoff alumni and winner of the NYE 2023 special, Manon Lagrève, shares over 80 French classics – simplified or with a twist – for the modern baker. In her debut cookbook, Et Voila!, Manon proves that elegant French baking does not have to be difficult or pretentious to make. With just a few basic pieces of baking equipment and Manon's secret short-cuts, you too can master the French pastries and desserts of your dreams. This is a collection of her favourite family recipes, many of which were handed down by her mother and grandmothers, and are perfect for sharing with the people you love. Whether you want to perfect the classics such as brioche, éclairs and macarons or whip up a galette or a clafoutis after a mid-week meal, there's something for every baker and palate. French baking can be chic and simple, and whatever your baking skill, Manon will show you how.
Aladdin Sane 50
On the fiftieth anniversary of David Bowie's magical album, Aladdin Sane 50 is the ultimate celebration of a musical masterpiece – and the most famous photograph in pop history. This landmark book contains hundreds of photographs, including dozens of David from the Aladdin Sane session that have never been seen until now, fifty years since they were taken. Aladdin Sane 50 also features essays by renowned experts and authors Paul Morley, Charles Shaar Murray, Nicholas Pegg, Kevin Cann, Jérôme Soligny and Geoffrey Marsh on Bowie's remarkable album and the story behind the famous cover. In a breathtaking package designed by long-time Bowie collaborators Barnbrook creative studio, Aladdin Sane 50 pays tribute to a seminal album and an iconic image, one that will live forever more in rock 'n' roll history.
The Ultimate Survival Handbook
Learn crucial survival skills from world-famous ex-SAS author and survival expert Andy McNab. If you want to be ready for the outdoors, street-smart in the city, and even safe online, this book will show you how! Find out the best way to set up a camp, safely start a campfire, find your bearings, search for food and water and stay safe in the great outdoors. As well as crucial basics for camping and hiking, readers will discover what to do about more unusual events – including escaping quicksand, tsunamis and wild animal attacks. This book also features a guide to urban survival – how to stay safe in the city, avoid stranger danger, find your way around any urban environment, and how to manage any emergency. Plus, with years of military-grade security experience, Andy also gives crucial tips on staying safe online. Discover how to make an unbreakable password, how to hide your identity from trolls and scammers, and how to banish cyber-bullies. Ex-SAS Sergeant Andy McNab became the UK's most decorated soldier, and is the author of best-selling fiction including Bravo Two Zero. With years of experience of surviving the world's most gruelling situations, Andy delivers hard-won advice in clear and simple language, with lots of practical tips, visual references and anecdotes from his own survival experience. This is the fun, simple and 100% authentic realworld survival guide that every young reader needs!
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.
Call the Puffins
First in a delightful new series about puffins and teamwork – for readers aged 5+. Welcome to the island of Egg where a group of young puffins are training to join a search and rescue team. Meet Muffin who is following in her dad's footsteps and anxious not to let him down. Meet Tiny whose eyesight is a challenge which won't stop him for long. And meet Forti who seems so over-confident but is really desperate to impress. Along with their fellow recruits, the puffins must work together to help all the birds on the island.
The Selfish Romantic
How many people are walking through the world convinced that they have to settle? • How many people are being treated badly because they think they don't tick desirable boxes? • What would happen if you didn't limit yourself by seeing yourself as a bunch of labels, and instead saw yourself as a catch? • How fun would it be to be single without questioning your loveability, to date without taking rejection personally, and to have sex without hating your body? Nearly every question life coach and queen of boundaries Michelle Elman is asked relates to one subject: dating. Including unravelling myths about single life, changing your dating mindset, dealing with ghosting, text etiquette and taking relationships offline, The Selfish Romantic will teach you how to empower your love life like never before. Combining Michelle's expertise in boundaries and body positivity, this is your guide to navigating the modern dating landscape.
Boost your resilience and combat the rigours of modern living. For anyone who is suffering from insomnia, Lizzie King has just the cure. After a hideous clock-change week that left her family devoid of rest, she turned to her knowledge as a nutritional health coach and created a 'sleep tight' smoothie. Restore is filled with 100 such ingenious recipes for you and your home – from tonics that ease hay fever and balms for anxiety, syrups for avoiding the seasonal lurgies or coping with a sick bug, to fizzing bath bombs, edible face masks, lickable kitchen sprays and more. There's even a few especially for your dog. You don't need chemicals to create an effective remedy or cleaner, nor do you have to be naturally crafty: the recipes are fuss-free, and many of the ingredients are likely to be in your pantry already. Our world is glittering with natural ingredients, many that have been used for millennia as remedies without damaging side-effects for us or our planet. Restore will help you to thrive in optimal health.
Step into the magical world of Hedgewitch, where the land of Faerie lies just beyond our own . . . The enchanting new series continues. Cassie has settled into life in Hedgely when, out of the blue, her troubled cousin, Sebastian, comes to stay for Hallowe'en. Sneering and scornful, Sebastian trails after Cassie and her friends, interfering with their coven projects and belittling the dangers of the faery world. But Cassie, Rue and Tabitha have bigger problems – as the nights grow longer, a dark shadow creeps out of the Hedge and villagers start behaving strangely, possessed with the desire to find a mysterious object. When the Hedgewitch is called away, the girls decide to investigate and discover that whoever is controlling the villagers is seeking a faery relic: an ancient and dangerous weapon, hidden somewhere in the village. Their magical training will be put to the test as they venture deeper into the Hedge and race to find the faery treasure before it falls into the hands of the Erl King.
Is blood thicker than water? At five a.m. one summer's morning, police diver Jen Harper wakes to find herself submerged in the silt of a river with no memory of how she got there. Forty-eight hours later, she's called to dive in the same river in search of a missing woman, Claudia Franklin. But for Jen, this is no ordinary job. Her and Claudia's families were entangled for decades – there is unresolved resentment between them, unspoken secrets. Jen hasn't seen Claudia for twelve years now. Or has she?
New York Block By Block
Arguably the most iconic city in the world, New York has more places to eat and things to see than you could manage in a lifetime. New York Block by Block is the essential guide to the best places to go, covering everything from pizza to ice cream, galleries to parks, all illustrated with Cierra's distinctive maps. In New York Block by Block you'll find 50 maps showing the best places that New York has to offer, whether it's the food or history, culture, shopping, beautiful buildings or parks. Each map starts with an idea – it might be, Where's the best coffee in New York? What are the places everyone should visit in Brooklyn? Or, Where in New York can you lose hours browsing the shelves of a beautiful bookstore? From there, Cierra has curated a list of the best places and has painted a charming accompanying map. From best bagels to most impressive views, haunted places and things to do in summer, there really is something for everyone. The follow-up to 2022's London Block by Block, this book will be an inspiration for all, whether it's your first visit to New York, you're a seasoned vacationer or an all-your-life local. That's the wonderful thing about New York – there's always more to explore!
Why would any rational human being paddle into the biggest wave in history? Nazaré delves into the lives of a select band of surfers who gather in a small Portuguese fishing village to do just that. A new breed of men and women pushing the boundaries of their death-defying sport by challenging each other to go bigger than ever before. Their goal? To surf the biggest wave ever recorded. The record currently stands at 86 feet, set in Nazaré in 2020. But the dream is to go over 100 feet. A skyscraper of water, the ocean's Everest. Matt Majendie has been invited into the inner circle of this band of wave hunters and adrenaline seekers, living with them and chronicling the highs and lows, the fear and the rush of their seemingly insane search for the biggest wave of all.