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Mummy Said the F Word

Author : Fiona Gibson
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When Cait, a chaotic single mother, becomes the agony aunt for a glossy parenting magazine, she thinks she might be the single worst person to do the job. But despite her early unwillingness, she gradually realises that the women writing might really need her help. Perhaps mothers need to realise that they're not actually expected to be perfect, after all? Then Cait gets an email from a mysterious reader - a single dad who simply signs his name R...

The F Word

Author : Jane Caro
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This book is about the work/life balance and the conflicting messages women receive about how they are supposed to live. It is also about the state of feminism as a concept today feminism has become a dirty word, and the term feminist is now often used to insult and belittle women. The authors describe the ways in which, despite the feminist and sexual revolutions, women are still covertly marginalised the work environment is structured for male bodies, with no default arrangement in place to support pregnancy or motherhood (or fatherhood) in the workplace. Flexible work hours are still considered to be special circumstances, rather than the norm. Furthermore, women are still bearing the burden of housework, raising children and family work. The authorsaddress these issues in a light-hearted, amusing yet no-nonsense manner. The tone is extremely positive, even when the content arouses fury and frustration at the ridiculous inequity taking place under our noses every day. In fact the book deals with a whole lot of f words apart from feminismfriendship, family, fathers, fun and freaking out about how much pressure we put on ourselves to be perfect.

The F Word A Fiancee Shares Her Story From I Will To I Do

Author : Kelly Bare
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"Cancel your subscription to that bridal magazine! The F Word is the perfect marriage of personal insight and original advice you'll actually use." --Hilary Black, Editor in Chief, Tango Magazine "With humor and warmth, Kelly Bare's book helps couples bypass the pressures of planning a wedding without sacrificing the romance. --Susan Piver Author, The Hard Questions: 100 Essential Questions to Ask Before You Say "I Do." He Asked! You Said Yes! So. . .Now What? The moment you get engaged is one you'll never forget, as you begin your journey on an obstacle-free path to decades of wedded bliss. Right? Not necessarily. That one little question can spawn a one of big questions. Kelly Bare has been there. In The F Word, she shares first hand experiences of navigating the premarital minefield, providing reassuring and helpful information that will help you worry less about what a bride is supposed to be, and more about who you really are: How fighting can be good for you Why everyone in your family--and his--is acting like a lunatic Why etiquette truly is important When--and how--to arrange a "meet the parents" get-together Alternatives to cringe-worthy bachelorette parties The real scoop on how to register for gifts How to let go of perfection and plan a wedding that's really "you" Why marriage education classes could be the best investment you ever make Whether you're recently engaged, planning your wedding or preparing to take your relationship to a new level, The F Word will help you get from "I Will" to "I Do" with your relationship--and your sanity--intact. "A poignant, candid memoir. Brides-to-be will find a true friend here with Kelly Bare." --Rachel Greenwald, author of the New York Times Bestseller Find a Husband After 35 Using What I Learned at Harvard Business School." Kelly Bare is a writer and editor in New York City.

The F Word

Author : Liza Palmer
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“Fresh, frank, and fearless. Liza Palmer is a road warrior of contemporary fiction.” —Georgia Clark, author of The Regulars Olivia Morten is perfect. Maybe she’s constantly hungry, but her body is to die for. Maybe her high-flying publicist job has taken over her life, but her clients are L.A.’s hottest celebrities. Maybe her husband is never around, but he is a drop-dead-gorgeous doctor. And maybe her past harbors an incredibly embarrassing secret, but no one remembers high school...right? When Ben Dunn, Olivia’s high school arch nemesis and onetime crush, suddenly resurfaces, all of her hard-won perfection begins to unravel. As she finds herself dredging up long-suppressed memories, she is forced to confront the most painful truth of all: sometimes who we become isn’t who we really are.

Living with Aliens

Author : John DeChancie
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“A pair of fugitive extraterrestrials take up residence with the Hayes family . . . genuinely comic storytelling” from the bestselling author (Library Journal). What more could a thirteen-year-old want than two best friends who can help him get his first girlfriend? Young Drew finds out when he befriends two aliens, Zorg and Flez, who help him take his new girlfriend on a whimsical first date to Minneapolis, Mars, and Egypt in one night. Everything is perfectly cool for Drew until his encounter with Blog…

Flirting for England

Author : Sue Limb
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Fred and Jess star in another hilarious story, involving Gallic passion, muddy tents and aggressive cows!

The Ocean Inside

Author : Janna McMahan
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"A beautifully crafted, mesmerizing read which I highly recommend." --Cassandra King, author of The Sunday Wife Life changes in an instant. One day, Emmett and Lauren Sullivan's biggest worries revolve around the escalating taxes on their gorgeous Victorian beach house on Pawley's Island, South Carolina. The next, they're facing a devastating crisis. "It's impossible to not be touched by the honesty and courage the novel--and the author--portrays." --The Sun News (Myrtle Beach, SC) Emmett and Lauren have always been a team, working together to raise their two daughters. But lately, with all their attention focused on nine-year-old Ainslie, they barely notice as their older daughter, Sloan, drifts further away from them and toward a reckless path that could tear their family apart. . . "A thought-provoking story that will linger in the reader's imagination." --The Free Lance-Star (Fredericksburg, VA) "A vividly drawn love letter to coastal South Carolina. McMahan's descriptions of the Lowcountry and its unique climate and customs jump off the page." --Publishers Weekly "The story is gripping and the characters all too real." --Booklist

Amphibian

Author : Carla Gunn
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Shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book! Nine-year-old Phineas William Walsh has an encyclopedic knowledge of the natural world. What he can't understand is people and why they're poisoning the planet around him. Shouldn't everyone be losing sleep over the fact that so many animals are on the endangered species list?

Goose Girl

Author : Joy Dettman
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From the bestselling author of Mallawindy and the Woody Creek series comes a moving story about being set free. "Dettman knows how to tell a story" The Sunday Age Sally De Rooze is almost thirty. She survived the accident that killed her father and brothers. Her mother never forgave her for that. But she survived her mother too. Surviving is what she does best. Farmer Ross Bertram, who offers her his acres and safety, is the answer for a while. Until he starts pushing for a wedding. Sally wants ... wants more. Wants to know great love. Wants to find herself. One year. That's what she wants. One year of freedom in the big, bad city. Her survival skills are tested in the urban sprawl and she discovers more about herself than she had ever dared to imagined. Fans of Rosalie Ham's The Dressmaker will love Joy Dettman.

His Convenient Proposal

Author : Lindsay Armstrong
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The sexual tension between Ellie and wealthy Australian Brett Spencer is overwhelming, but Ellie is dismayed when he proposes a marriage of convenience. How can she marry a man she is so sure could never love her? At first Ellie refuses to put her heart, and that of her son, on the line. But she doesn't know how long she can resist Brett.… He's big, he's brash, he's brazen… he's Australian!

A Dictionary Of The English Language In Which The Words Are Deduced From Their Originals And Illustrated In Their Different Significations By Examples From The Best Writers Together With A History of the Language and an English Grammar

Author : Samuel Johnson
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Wife in the North

Author : Judith O'Reilly
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How far would you go to be the perfect mother? The hilarious Wife in the North by Judith O'Reilly, based on her enormously popular blog, recounts one woman's attempt to move her family and her life from cosmopolitan London to rural Northumberland. Maybe hormones ate her brain. How else did Judith's husband persuade her to give up her career and move from her beloved London to Northumberland with two toddlers in tow? Pregnant with number 3 Judith is about to discover that there are one or two things about life in the country that no one told her about: that she'd be making friends with people who believed in the four horsemen of the apocalypse; that running out of petrol could be a near death experience and that the closest thing to an ethnic minority would be a redhead. Judith tries to do that simple thing that women do, make hers a happy family. A family that might live happily ever after. Possibly even up North ... 'Genuinely funny and genuinely moving' Jane Fallon, author of Getting Rid of Matthew 'Cold Comfort Farm with booster seats. Funny, honest and moving' Stephanie Calman, author of Confessions of a Bad Mother 'I howled with laughter, tears of recognition at every page' Jenny Colgan 'Funny, poignant and beautifully written' Lisa Jewell Judith O'Reilly, a journalist and the mother of three young children, was persuaded to move from London to Northumberland by her husband in August 2005. She started a blog, wifeinthenorth.com, in November 2006, which quickly picked up fans around the world with its witty tales of family and country life. Her second book A Year of Doing Good is published by Penguin.

No Sex in the City

Author : Randa Abdel-Fattah
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It is a truth universally acknowledged . . . Esma is a modern Muslim woman with an age-old dilemma. She is well-educated, well-travelled and has excellent taste in music, but the hunt for Mr Right leads her to a number of Mr Wrongs. Together with wild-haired Ruby, principled Lisa, and drop-dead gorgeous Nirvana, Esma forms the No Sex in the City Club. Her quest for The One (or Mr Almost-Perfect) was never going to be easy, but soon enough it takes an unexpected and thrilling detour. 'Filled with humour and honesty, Randa has lifted the veil on arranged marriages and Muslim society, and proves that finding The One isn't easy for anyone, regardless of religion.' Kate Forster, author of The Perfect Location 'An enjoyable and unusual book about finding love down the arranged marriage route. Funny, wise and moving, it is also a tribute to the fabulous power of female friendship.' Jaishree Misra, author of Secrets and Lies and Secrets and Sins 'A lot of fun ... there's a great deal of enjoyment to be had reading this tale!' Shelina Janmohamed

60 Postcards

Author : Rachael Chadwick
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The heartfelt and uplifting story of how a project to scatter 60 Postcards in memory of her mother helped a young girl come to terms with her loss. On 11 February 2012 Rachael Chadwick lost her Mother to cancer, just sixteen days after first being diagnosed, and her world shattered right in front of her. Utterly fed up of the milestones and reminders, in December of that year she decided she would do something different and created a project based around her Mum's approaching 60th Birthday. Desperate to spread the word about the wonderful person she had lost, Rachael had the brainwave of leaving notes around a city in her memory. Deciding she would take it a step further she wondered what would happen if she could ask people to respond to her? Full of hope and energy she hand-wrote sixty postcards, each with her email address at the bottom asking the finder to get in touch. But one question remained, where should she go? Knowing how much she longed to visit Paris, the last gift that Rachael's mum had given her was Eurostar vouchers, and so it seemed fitting that this would be her chosen city. So off she went with a group of friends to celebrate, discover, and to scatter her memories. Filling their time in Paris with sight-seeing, food and drink, laughter, and of course postcards. When Rachael returned to her London home, she desperately tried to switch off, switch off from the wondering (and hoping) whether she might actually hear from a postcard finder. And then, they started flowing in…

Mum Alzheimer s and Me

Author : Caroline Court
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A must-read for anyone who cares about someone with Alzheimer's, written by the daughter of Alzheimer's victim. Poignant, insightful, moving, at the same time entertaining and even funny. The book dramatizes the elderly victim¿s plight as memories fade and relationships inevitably change.

When Mr Dog Bites

Author : Brian Conaghan
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Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2015 Hilariously touching and outrageously unforgettable: Mark Haddon's Christopher Boone meets Holden Caulfield on one *#@! of a journey. . . Dylan Mint has Tourette's. Being sixteen is hard enough, but Dylan's life is a constant battle to keep the bad stuff in – the swearing, the tics, the howling dog that seems to escape whenever he gets stressed... But a routine visit to the hospital changes everything. Overhearing a hushed conversation between the doctor and his mother, Dylan discovers that he's going to die next March. So he grants himself three parting wishes or 'Cool Things To Do Before I Cack It'. But as Dylan sets out to make his wishes come true, he discovers that nothing – and no-one – is quite as he had previously supposed.

Be a Great Mum

Author : Judy Reith
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Teach Yourself - the world's leading learning brand - is relaunched in 2010 as a multi-platform experience that will keep you motivated to achieve your goals. Let our expert author guide you through this brand new edition, with personal insights, tips, energising self-tests and summaries throughout the book. Go online at www.teachyourself.com for tests, extension articles and a vibrant community of like-minded learners. And if you don't have much time, don't worry - every book gives you 1, 5 and 10-minute bites of learning to get you started. Practical common sense that gives you support for all the things that most concern you Combines inspiring stories and tips from real mothers Coaching and motivational techniques to boost your confidence For all mums - not just working mums and not just those in a 'conventional' family setting Written by someone who knows what you're feeling - Judy's not just a parent coach, she's also a busy mum of 3 Teach Yourself Motherhood is an inspiring yet practical guide designed to address the top ten issues that most concern you, from concerns about whether you're doing it 'right', to finding time to work (or not?), finding time for your children and still finding time for you. It will help you boost your actual parenting skills - building your childrens' confidence and juggling all the many 'plates' that are needed to help you achieve a happy family - while at the same time focusing on your own needs. Throughout the book there will be lots of case studies, tips and supportive insight and advice; at the same time, you will find lots of interactive material which will help you both to understand your own behaviour and to take steps to boost confidence in all the areas where you feel it is lacking.

The Mummy

Author : E. A. Wallis Budge
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The Mummy, A Handbook of Egyptian Funerary Archaeology is linguist and Orientalist E.A. Wallis Budge's detailed overview of Egyptian funeral practices and beliefs. Included is a history of Egypt, as well as the translation of common hieroglyphs, to augment readers' understanding of Egyptian culture. He describes in detail the wrapping and burying of mummies, the attendants to the tombs and the dead, drawings and hieroglyphs found on tomb walls, coffins and sarcophagi, treasures buried with the dead, and scarabs, among other things. This book is a beautiful complement to The Book of the Dead, which describes the Egyptian afterlife and the motivations for detailed and drawn-out burials. This edition is the revised and enlarged edition, originally published in 1925. SIR ERNEST ALFRED THOMPSON WALLIS BUDGE (1857-1934) was born in Bodmin, Cornwall in the UK and discovered an interest in languages at a very early age. Budge spent all his free time learning and discovering Semitic languages, including Assyrian, Syriac, and Hebrew. Eventually, through a close contact, he was able to acquire a job working with Egyptian and Iraqi artifacts at the British Museum. Budge excavated and deciphered numerous cuneiform and hieroglyphic documents, contributing vastly to the museum's collection. Eventually, he became the Keeper of his department, specializing in Egyptology. Budge wrote many books during his lifetime, most specializing in Egyptian life, religion, and language.

In The Stars Part II Cancer Sagittarius

Author : Debbie McGowan
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“You must learn to look beyond the evidence. It shows only what you wish to believe is real, not what you really wish to believe.” Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar, But never doubt I love… (Hamlet, Shakespeare) The Circle is in flux. It’s been a hectic six months, and as the friends head into the heat of summer, more trials await that will truly test the bonds of friendship. For whilst a circle may contract and may even at times constrict, it can also expand, accommodate, embrace. And it is always whole. Eternal. Set over a period of six months (July–December), In The Stars Part II continues to explore the day-to-day lives of The Circle—nine friends from high school, now in their late thirties—following them through a year of celebration, loss, illness and life-changing decisions. In The Stars Part II is Season Five in the Hiding Behind The Couch Series. This book is also available as six separate episodes. The story follows chronologically from In The Stars Part I (Season Four) and Breaking Waves (Novella). It continues in A Midnight Clear (Novella), Red Hot Christmas (Novella) and Two By Two (Season Six). For those readers unfamiliar with the series, In The Stars Part I re-introduces the main characters, so you could pick it up from there and perhaps catch up with the previous books later. * * * * * WARNING: this story contains intimate (moderately explicit) scenes between consenting opposite sex (F/M) adults. * * * * * What readers say about the Hiding Behind The Couch Series: “The remarkable characterisation in these novels is what makes them for me.” “This story reminds me of my favorite movies about friendship and relationships.” “Few authors have explored the depths of longtime friends within a group, or ‘circle’ the way Debbie McGowan has!” “The way the author deals with the complexities and issues in these books is delicate and compassionate, but with a matter-of fact-grit that smacks of reality.”

Open Court

Author : Carol Clippinger
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A thirteen-year-old tennis prodigy grapples with her seemingly incompatible desires to be an exceptional athlete and a normal teenager.