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By Sheila O'Flanagan. 2019
THE NO. 1 BESTSELLERSHEILA'S FANTASTIC NEW NOVEL 'THE WOMEN WHO RAN AWAY' IS OUT NOW - AND YOU CAN PRE-ORDER…THE PAPERBACK NOW!The page-turning new novel about a marriage, a secret, and a wife's choice, from the bestselling author of The Missing Wife and The Hideaway'Brilliantly written and with plot twists popping out like Prosecco corks, this is a devour-over-a-weekend gem' Woman and Home'One of my favourite authors' Marian KeyesDave's made a BIG mistake. What's Roxy going to do about it? The riveting new novel from No. 1 bestselling author Sheila O'Flanagan. Perfect for readers of Marian Keyes and Amanda Prowse. Roxy's marriage has always been rock solid.After twenty years, and with two carefree kids, she and Dave are still the perfect couple.Until the day she comes home unexpectedly, and finds Dave in bed with their attractive, single neighbour.Suddenly Roxy isn't sure about anything - her past, the business she's taken over from her dad, or what her family's future might be. She's spent so long caring about everyone else that she's forgotten what she actually wants. But something has changed. And Roxy has a decision to make.Whether it's with Dave, or without him, it's time for Roxy to start living for herself...What readers are saying about HER HUSBAND'S MISTAKE: 'An emotional read ... I would happily recommend' 5 stars'Can't put it down' 5 stars'Satisfying, uplifting' 5 stars'A great read, really a feel-good book' 5 stars
By Martin Dugard. 2005
In Chasing Lance, acclaimed journalist and bestselling author Martin Dugard tells the extraordinary story of Lance Armstrong's final race, guiding…us on a 2,240-mile journey through the French countryside, up the rugged peaks of the Pyrenees, all the way to one final ride down the Champs-Elysées. Never before has the Tour de France been captured so fully and vividly. We are there among the rabid fans as they cheer riders on; in the frenzied media room, where journalists plot to score an interview with the fiercely private Armstrong; and deep inside the heart of the peloton as the Discovery team's top lieutenants sacrifice themselves to protect their leader. Dugard was granted the most exclusive press credential offered by the Tour's organizers, so he had total access to the riders, their teams, the courses, and the back rooms. As a result it's all here: the daring breakaways and heartbreaking crashes, the mind games and the intense competition, the strategy and the courage. We see Lance Armstrong's fearsome drive, his jubilation when his most loyal teammate wins a stage, and his rocky relationships with young, up-and-coming American riders. But Chasing Lance is not just an account of Armstrong's triumph. Dugard gives us the full Tour, from the yellow jersey up front to the strugglers who finish last; from the quiet countryside to the Paris pavement; from the lavender fields of Provence to the fields of drunken tourists who have come not only to see if Lance can win one last time, but to consume as much fine wine and cheese as possible-an endurance contest of a different sort. A gripping portrait of a champion at sunset, an illuminating exploration of what it means to persevere-on the road and in life-and a vibrant journey through France, Chasing Lance takes us to the Tour, and inside the mind of Lance Armstrong, like no other book ever has.
By Rick Steves. 2016
From fairy-tale castles and alpine forests to quaint villages and modern cities: experience Germany with Rick Steves! Inside Rick Steves…Germany you'll find:Comprehensive coverage for planning a multi-week trip through GermanyRick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favoritesTop sights and hidden gems, from the towering Zugspitze and jagged Alps to rustic villages and delicious strudelHow to connect with local culture: Stroll through a Cristkindlemarkt around Christmas, chat with fans about the latest fussball match, or kick back in a biergartenBeat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insightThe best places to eat, sleep, and relax with a Berliner Weisse in handSelf-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and incredible museumsVital trip-planning tools, like how to link destinations, build your itinerary, and get from place to placeDetailed maps, including a fold-out map for exploring on the goUseful resources including a packing list, German phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended readingOver 1,000 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you downCoverage of Munich, Bavaria, Tirol, Salzburg, Berchtesgaden, Baden-Baden, the Black Forest, Rothenburg, Würzburg, Frankfurt, Rhine Valley, Mosel Valley, Trier, Cologne, Nürnburg, Lutherland, Leipzig, Dresden, Berlin, Hamburg, and moreMake the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Germany.Planning a one- to two-week trip? Check out Rick Steves Best of Germany.
By Rick Steves, Valerie Griffith. 2005
From England to Norway, Burgundy to Bavaria, and Rome to the top of the Swiss Alps, Rick Steves' European Christmas…with Video gets you a seat at the family feast, up in the loft with the finest choirs, and into the kitchen with grandma and her best-kept holiday secrets. With enchanting photos and more than a dozen recipes, this great gift book captures the spirit of the season perfectly.Rick Steves' European Christmas with Video includes the following video segments:Rick Steves reads the Biblical Christmas Story Bath Bach Choir sings the Twelve Days of Christmas Bath Abbey Choir of Boys and Men Norwegian Girls Choir sings Carol of the Bells Santa Lucia Day in Norway Medieval Music in Burgundy Phonema Faisons Rejouissance Noel traditionnel Christmas Carols in Germany Wilhelm-Loehe School Choir Da pacem Domine Rick Steves interviews the Christkind Concert in Cathedral, Salzburg Silent Night Shepherd Carols in Tuscany Explanation of Nativity Scenes Presepi Manger Scenes Pope John Paul II, Final Christmas Midnight Mass Sacred Music of Monks Merry Christmas Norwegian Girls Choir sings Joy to the World Christmas Eve Around the World
By Ian Crofton. 2015
This travelogue about one man&’s journey by foot along the border between Scotland and England blends nature, history, and politics.…In this book, Ian Crofton travels on foot from Gretna Green in the southwest to Berwick in the northeast, following as close as possible the Anglo-Scottish Border as it has been fixed since the union of the crowns in 1603. Much of the line of the Border runs through a wild, overwhelmingly unvisited no man&’s land—the sort of trackless waste perfect for keeping two belligerent peoples apart? During the course of his journey, Crofton considers a number of questions like how &“natural&” are borderlines? Sometimes they follow physical barriers, sometimes an arbitrary line on a map, the compromise made by some committee of distant diplomats…Praise for Walking the Border&“There is a lot of excellent natural description in this book, alongside a number of comic encounters with humans and livestock.&” —The Guardian (UK)
By Allan Burnett. 2013
From the author of the And All That Series, a collection of stories of Scotland during World War I. Acclaimed…children&’s author Allan Burnett turns his attention to the First World War in a book of explosively exciting and emotionally charged tales of bravery and adventure. Featuring the true exploits of soldiers, spies, pilots, sailors and many others, these stories, all based on interviews with these heroes themselves or their descendants, offer a unique, personal insight into the First World War that no conventional history book can ever hope to match.
By Nick Perry. 2017
A Scotsman Travel Book of the Year: A Welsh family&’s story of running off to a lush Greek island in…the 1970s, and the new life they found there. Leaving their Welsh hill farm behind, Nick Perry and his family arrive on the little-known island of Ikaria in 1978, having impulsively boarded the first ferry leaving Athens. Escape to Ikaria tells the story of how they become involved with the islanders and their way of life. Nick tries his hand at anything to get by: night fishing out in the Aegean, unloading the potato boats from Samos, mixing cement for wayward house-builder Datsun Jim, and tending the gardens of the old monastery where a solitary nun, Sister Ulita, controls the village&’s water supply. Vivid and moving, this memoir is &“a tale of risking all to pursue a dream . . . The story is told with disarming aplomb, packed with characters and incidents, and exhibiting much that is good in human nature&” (Scotsman).
By Allan Burnett. 2016
The history of these pillaging, plundering, board-game-playing Scandinavian seafaring warriors, in lively words and pictures!The Vikings and All That is…a skull-splitting saga about the wild, seafaring warriors who burst into history in the eighth century and looted, plundered, pillaged, and burned their way from their native Scandinavia to the British Isles and much of Europe. Packed with fantastic, fun illustrations of everything from the Vikings&’ warships to their favorite board games, this is the book that answers all the key questions you might have. If you want sensible answers, packed with historical facts and thoughtful revelations about the Vikings&’ civilized side then this is the book for you. But if you want boatloads of bearded, shield-biting maniacs bearing down on defenseless, sandal-wearing villagers, then this is definitely the book for you!
By Ian Buxton. 2017
A travelogue of one man&’s whisky-tasting journey across Scotland&’s beautiful islands, by the bestselling author of 101 Gins to Try…Before You Die. Island whiskies have long held a fascination and a powerful emotional draw on whisky drinkers the world over. Their special combination of heritage, mystique, and remote location captures the imagination; their highly distinctive flavors are often imitated but seldom bettered. There have been few books on island whisky and none written in recent years. But Whiskies Galore is not your average whisky book. It is not simply a catalogue of distilleries, but a story of discovery and adventure. Join Ian Buxton on a personal journey across Scotland&’s islands, where he learns to fish with high explosives, ends up hurling his dinner into the sea, and comes face to face with a basking shark. Combining an expert&’s knowledge of whisky with a travel writer&’s fondness for anecdote, and with a keen description of place, he provides a special treat for all who love the islands&’ magical drams. &“One of the great whisky writers.&” —The Guardian (UK) Praise for Whiskies Galore &“A great read: it mixes childhood recollections, laments about Hebridean weather, historical anecdotes and 101 astute, humorous observations.&” —Brian Townsend, TheDundee Courier (UK) &“Sardonic, unsentimental and often very funny . . . the most original drink book I&’ve read in a long time . . . this book will make you love Scotch whisky all the more.&” —Henry Jeffreys, award–winning author of Empire of Booze
By Allan Burnett. 2016
Myths, facts, and fascinating history about this legendary ancient culture, in a fun volume perfect for young readers!The Celts and…All That is a book bursting with blood-curdling battles and important details about the ancient Celts. Everything you need to know about human sacrifice and headhunting is all here—plus a recipe for making your own Celtic bog butter! Packed with incredible illustrations of everything from iron-age jewelry to timber fortresses, this is an essential guide to a brilliant bunch of ancient Europeans who shaped our world. The Celts had roads, technology, and inventions long before the Romans turned up—but did they also run around naked, as the Romans claimed? You&’ll find an intriguing answer to that and many other crucial questions inside. Plus you&’ll learn to tell the difference between Celtic myths and historical facts—but you&’ll also love the magical legends of Celtic heroes and villains, warrior princesses and monster-slaying wizards.
By Brigid Benson. 2018
Enjoy the local color and majestic scenery of the Scottish Highlands with this essential road trip guide along the scenic…North Coast 500. Known as Scotland&’s Route 66, the North Coast 500 takes travelers on a winding journey across northern Scotland&’s breathtaking coastline. Acclaimed Scottish travel writer Brigid Benson guides you on a journey that begins in the charming city of Inverness, then weaves westward to the historic village of Applecross and up the Atlantic coast to the most northerly points in Britain before heading back to Inverness along the North Sea. In addition to stunning mountains, moors, lochs and beaches, the route also features exquisite towns and villages, castles, distilleries and breweries. Benson divides the route into manageable daily itineraries, suggesting where to discover history, observe wildlife, meet great local characters, shop at quirky stores, taste outstanding food, drink in friendly bars and cafes, and stand in awe of amazing sights. She also recommends campsites, inns and other places to stay, along with places to picnic, swim, surf, walk and stargaze.&“For Scottish travel it doesn&’t get better than North Coast Journey, an eco-friendly, common sensical, well-researched foray around the locale of the North Coast 500 and beyond.&” —The Scotsman, UK
By Matt Hopwood. 2018
&“An archive of real-life stories about all aspects of human relationships&” curated by a man traveling on foot throughout Scotland…(BBC Arts). Matt Hopwood set off with just a small bag and a walking stick, no possessions and an open mind to walk many hundreds of miles the length and breadth of the country. He relied entirely on the generosity of strangers for shelter and asked people to tell him their transforming stories. They did. All of these deeply enthralling, profoundly honest stories weave a web of tenderness, connection, compassion and community. For some people their love story will span decades and tell a tale of romantic love evolving through the passing years. Others&’ stories express fleeting moments of connection, care, concern. Most love stories are marked by sadness and loss. Some stories are concerned with maternal and paternal love, others with a love of place, a visceral connection with spirit through landscape. Love stories also connect deeply with our identities, in how we belong and how we are welcomed in society. Each story is different. Each beautiful. Each valuable.&“A delicately woven tapestry of human life, collected by a stranger who offered an ear to listen without judgment and who has the depth of soul to interpret the complicated layers of love.&” —from the foreword by Clare Balding&“This thoughtfully presented lexicon of love contains honest accounts from men and women of all ages and offers an antidote to a life where it can be surprisingly hard to say &‘I love you.&’&”—The Wee Review
By Marian Pallister. 2007
The author of Lost Argyll offers an illustrated journey through the local lore and hidden histories of this curious county…in the southwest of Scotland. The great travelers of the 17th century used the word &“curiosity&” in reference to many different things. The label was equally applied to people, plants, legends, historical facts and geological certainties. In Argyll Curiosities, Scottish author Marian Pallister follows their example in a 21st century journey around Argyll and its islands. It is difficult to find an area of Argyll which is not curious in some way: archaeology, geography, geology and genealogy have all revealed the uniqueness of this western fringe of Scotland. Going beyond the curiosities that are easily found on any journey through the county, Pallister has looked extensively into places, people and events which are curiously layered, resulting in a book that is overflowing with enchanting revelations and local histories.
By Alan Taylor. 2016
The story of a Scottish city as seen by its residents and visitors: &“It&’s a fine treasure-house—and even Glaswegians may…learn something new from it.&” —Scotsman This is the story of the fabled former Second City of the British Empire, from its origins as a bucolic village on the rivers Kelvin and Clyde, through the Industrial Revolution to the dawning of the second millennium. Arranged chronologically and introduced by journalist and Glasgowphile Alan Taylor, the book includes extracts from an astonishing array of writers. Some, such as William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Dirk Bogarde, and Evelyn Waugh, were visitors and left their vivid impressions as they passed through. Many others were born and bred Glaswegians who knew the city and its inhabitants—and its secrets—intimately. They come from every walk of life and, in addition to professional writers, include anthropologists and scientists, artists and murderers, housewives and hacks, footballers and comedians, politicians and entrepreneurs, immigrants and locals. Together they present a varied and vivid portrait of one of the world&’s great cities in all its grime and glory—a place at once infuriating, frustrating, inspiring, beguiling, sensational, and never, ever dull.
By Tomás Graves. 2006
A blend of history, travelogue, and cookbook focused on the Spanish island, &“with a strong sense of place [and] a…genuine voice…satisfying as a fine novel&” (Terese Allen, author of The Flavor of Wisconsin). Coarse bread bathed in olive oil, then rubbed with tomato or garlic and salt, is common to all the Mediterranean cultures from France to Algeria, from Morocco to Greece. On the island of Majorca, it is known as pa amb oli, bread and oil. Tomás Graves takes this healthy peasant staple as a starting point to explore not only Mediterranean cooking, agriculture, and traditions but also the historical events that have rescued this simple dish from disappearing along with a way of life that had remained essentially unchanged since Roman times. Pa amb oli has come to symbolize for Majorcans all that is still honest and valid in the island, which became a major tourist destination in the 1960s and has been looking for its soul ever since. In Bread & Oil this wonderfully evocative writer celebrates the Majorcan character as reflected in its eating habits. He makes the sights, insights, sounds, scents, and lively folk of the Spanish island jump to life brilliantly. Whether he's writing about class structure, love, or war, Graves, in his own translation of the original Catalan version, manages to tie it all in to bread and oil. Part adventure log, part history book, part travelogue, part restaurant guide, and part cookbook, Bread & Oil includes recipes that reflect the indigenous ingredients: wrinkled olives made with olive oil, lemon juice and crushed garlic; fried sardines topped with sautéed onions and marinated in vinegar served cold with bread and oil; guacamole with tomatoes and onions; and aubergine mousse with cinnamon and curry powder. Graves, son of British poet Robert Graves, writes of a wise tip he once got: &“In the event of having had too much to drink, eat a slice of bread soaked in virgin olive oil and in an hour&’s time you'll feel right as rain again.&” The same can undoubtedly be said of reading this book.
By Paul Murton. 2019
The BBC travel personality explores the Nordic legacy of these remote Scottish islands: &“Engagingly written and superbly illustrated.&” —Undiscovered Scotland…Paul Murton has long had a love of the Viking north—the island groups of Orkney and Shetland and the old counties of Caithness and Sutherland—which, for centuries, were part of the Nordic world as depicted in the great classic known as the Orkneyinga Saga. Today this fascinating Scandinavian legacy can be found everywhere—in physical remains, place names, local traditions and folklore, and much else. This is a personal account of Paul Murton&’s travels in the Viking north. Full of observation, history, anecdote, and encounters with those who live there, it also serves as a practical guide to the many places of interest. From a sing-along with the Shanty Yell Boys to fishing off Muckle Flugga, from sword dancing with the men of Papa Stour to a Norwegian pub crawl in Lerwick, this book paints a vivid picture of these lands and their people, and explores their extraordinary rich heritage.
By Craig Carlson. 2020
Craig Carlson set out to do the impossible: open the first American diner in Paris. Despite never having owned his…own business before-let alone a restaurant, the riskiest business of all-Craig chose to open his diner in a foreign country, with a foreign language that also happens to be the culinary capital of the world. While facing enormous obstacles, Craig and his diner, Breakfast in America, went on to be a great success-especially with the French. By turns hilarious and provocative, Craig takes us hunting for snails with his French mother-in-law and invites us to share the table when he treats his elegant nonagrian neighbor to her first-ever cheeseburger. We encounter a customer at his diner who, as a self-proclaimed anarchist, tries to stiff his bill, saying it's his right to "dine and dash." We navigate Draconian labor laws where bad employees can't be fired (even for theft) and battle antiquated French bureaucracy dating back to Napoleon. When Craig finds love, he and his debonair French cheri find themselves battling the most unlikely of foes-the notorious Pigeon Man-for their sanity, never mind peace and romance, in their little corner of Paris. For all those who love stories of adventure, delicious food, and over-coming the odds, Let Them Eat Pancakes will satisfy your appetite and leave you wanting even more
By Deborah Hopkinson. 2021
As World War II raged, millions of young Jewish people were caught up in the horrors of the Nazis' Final…Solution. Many readers know of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi state's genocidal campaign against European Jews and others of so-called "inferior" races. Yet so many of the individual stories remain buried in time. Of those who endured the Holocaust, some were caught by the Nazis and sent to concentration camps, some hid right under Hitler's nose, some were separated from their parents, some chose to fight back. Against all odds, some survived. They all have stories that must be told. They all have stories we must keep safe in our collective memory.In this thoroughly researched and passionately written narrative nonfiction for upper middle-grade readers, critically acclaimed author Deborah Hopkinson allows the voices of Holocaust survivors to live on the page, recalling their persecution, survival, and resistance. Focusing on testimonies across Germany, the Netherlands, France, and Poland, Hopkinson paints a moving and diverse portrait of the Jewish youth experience in Europe under the shadow of the Third Reich. With archival images and myriad interviews, this compelling and beautifully told addition to Holocaust history not only honors the courage of the victims, but calls young readers to action -- by reminding them that heroism begins with the ordinary, everyday feat of showing compassion toward our fellow citizens.
By Rick Steves. 2018
Hit Scotland's can't-miss sights, bites, and history in two weeks or less with Rick Steves Best of Scotland!Expert advice from…Rick Steves on what's worth your time and moneyTwo-day itineraries covering Edinburgh, Glasgow, St. Andrews, the Highlands, and the Isle of SkyeRick's tips for beating the crowds, skipping lines, and avoiding tourist trapsThe best of local culture, flavors, and haunts, including walks through the most interesting neighborhoods and museumsTrip planning strategies like how to link destinations and design your itinerary, what to pack, where to stay, and how to get aroundOver 80 full-color maps and vibrant photosExperience the magic of Scotland for yourself with Rick Steves Best of Scotland!Planning a longer trip? Rick Steves Scotland is the classic, in-depth guide to spending more than two weeks exploring the country.
By Juan Serey Aguilera- Elena Perez Galiano, Annemarie Nikolaus. 2014
Breve descripción Un evento del verano para aquellos pasan sus vacaciones en el sudeste de Francia o en la costa…del Atlántico: una recreación de la última batalla de la guerra de los cien años en la Dordoña. Al borde del camino...hay unos poco conocidos eventos y lugares, en los que vale la pena hacer una pausa. Esta publicación suministra una sinopsis de los acontecimientos históricos y sus contextos junto a la introducción al espectáculo en Castillon-la-Bataille. Además incluye información útil apara las visitas de la comarca: *La batalla. El espectáculo *La Guyena inglesa *La batalla histórica *El fin de la estrategia caballeresca *Qué ver en Castillon-la-Bataille