The Whitlock Workout
Get Fit and Healthy in Minutes
Double Olympic gold gymnast Max Whitlock details his health and fitness regime, including illustrated step-by-step exercise instructions. The workouts are aimed at all levels, from simple stretches on the sofa and 15-minute routines through to more advanced moves, all focused on maintaining core strength. He also includes nutritional advice and recipes demonstrating practical, easy ways to eat well at home.
A Life in Time
Based on an extended interview given during a 2003 UK tour, and other first-hand accounts, Philip Clark explores the jazz pianist’s music and influence on performers including Sting and John Cage. It recalls behind-the-scenes stories of breakthrough classics like ‘Take Five’, which propelled jazz into the mainstream, and Brubeck’s many encounters and collaborations with musical greats such as Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie and Count Basie.
Rosie Goodwin - 4 Books
Rosie Goodwin has written many heart-warming sagas, set in both the past and the present day. She also holds the distinction of being the first author in the world to be permitted to write sequels to Catherine Cookson's trilogies, featuring the popular characters created by her predecessor. The four titles included in this set are: The Sand Dancer (Read more...) The Misfit (Read more...) The Lost Soul (Read more...) The Empty Cradle (Read more...)
Quintin Jardine - 5 Books
Describing himself as ‘a crusty but urbane Scot, in his prime’, Quintin Jardine gave up a career as a political spin-doctor for a job ‘more in touch with reality’: writing crime fiction. His Bob Skinner books are set mainly in Edinburgh, where Skinner – ‘Britain’s toughest cop’ – leads the CID. The five titles included in this set are:Skinner's Trail (Read more...) Skinner's Rules (Read more...) Skinner's Round (Read more...) Skinner's Ordeal (Read more...) Skinner's Festival (Read more...)
Josephine Cox - 6 Books
Josephine Cox, who died this year, was born in 1938 into a family of ten children brought up in a poor cotton-mill house in Blackburn, Lancashire. Despite her success as a bestselling novelist, she remained true to her roots and her books mingle new stories of northern life with scenes and characters from her own working-class past. The six titles included in this set are: Tomorrow the World (Read more...) The Gilded Cage (Read more...) Rainbow Days (Read more...) Love Me or Leave Me (Read more...) Let Loose the Tigers (Read more...) Her Father's Sins (Read more...)
Honey & Co.
Food from the Middle East
Sarit and Itamar opened their first restaurant, Honey & Co., on London’s Warren Street in 2012, specializing in Middle Eastern food. Here, they explain their working methods and share their passion for the region’s smoky, herb-rich dishes. The many recipes include mezze, salads, casseroles, slow-roasted lamb, and desserts.
A Brighter Day Tomorrow
When best friends Liz and Marg are swept off their feet by a pair of handsome American servicemen they meet at their local ice rink, it's the perfect distraction from the perils of wartime London. Then tragedy strikes, and Liz makes a discovery that threatens to tear her whole family apart.
Journey to the Edge of the World
Billy Connelly recounts with customary humour his ten-week journey through the North West Passage, piloting an aeroplane over Iceberg Valley, trekking through mountains and kayaking through ice floes. Although in awe of the landscape, illustrated here with hundreds of photographs, it was his encounters with ordinary people that made the greatest impression, introducing him to traditions that were essential for survival in this challenging environment. Slightly off-mint.
Martina Cole - 4 Books
Often focusing on the bonds of family and featuring strong female characters, Martina Cole's bestselling novels are mostly set in London, among the underworld gangs and organized crime families of the East End and the author's home county of Essex. The four titles included in this set are: The Faithless (Read more...) Faces (Read more...) The Life (Read more...) The Family (Read more...)
Friend For Life
The Extraordinary Partnership Between Humans and Dogs
The TV presenter and animal lover Kate Humble draws on her experience of training her sheepdog puppy to present this examination of how dogs have evolved from predator to lifesaver, supporting her discoveries about the unique connection between humans and canines with real-life stories featuring rescue, guide, service and medical dogs.
The Lean Machines
Eat Well, Move Better and Feel Awesome
The personal trainers and popular YouTubers Leon Bustin and John Chapman advocate a balanced, fad-free approach to well-being, and here they share a variety of nutritious recipes, workout plans and mindfulness tips designed to improve overall health and happiness.
The Inside Story of the Special Boat Service
This definitive history of the Special Boat Service, which draws on previously classified archive material and first-hand recollections of former personnel, explores its pioneering operations during the Second World War before examining subsequent roles, including the protection of UK coastal installations, counter-terrorism and intelligence gathering prior to large-scale manoeuvres.
The Spy Who Changed the World
Despite being German and a former member of the Communist Party, Klaus Fuchs was granted British citizenship at the height of the Second World War and invited to contribute to research on the atomic bomb. The physicist moved to America in 1943 to work on the Manhattan Project, all the time passing vital information to the Russians. This biography assesses Fuchs's value as a scientist and as a spy as he traded the greatest secrets of the age.