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The Year of Surprising Acts of Kindness

Author : Laura Kemp
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'Witty, Warm, and Wonderful. I loved it!' Milly Johnson Sometimes all it takes to make the world a better place is a small act of kindness... 'A truly wonderful and heartwarming read' Heidi Swain 'I loved it' Clare Mackintosh The perfect feel-good read for fans of Milly Johnson, Lucy Diamond and Jenny Colgan When Ceri Price arrives in the small seaside village in West Wales, she only means to stay for a couple of nights - long enough to scatter her mother's ashes, and then go back to her life as a successful make-up entrepreneur. But when a case of mistaken identities means she lands a job as the barmaid in the local pub, she unexpectedly finds friendship, and perhaps a chance at love. But when the plans for a new housing estate put the local woodland under threat, she fears the way of life here could disappear. Then mysterious acts of kindness start springing up around the village - a string of bunting adorns the streets, a new village signpost appears out of nowhere and someone provides paint to spruce up the houses on the seafront. Who is behind these acts of kindness and can they help in the race to save the village from the faceless developers...? Welcome to the Village of Love. Where friendship flourishes and love blossoms... ********* Readers are loving this gorgeously feel-good uplifting novel: 'An absolute joy. Five stars' Isabelle Broom, Heat 'Heartwarming, wise, funny and romantic...this is a delight' Rachael Lucas, bestselling author of Wildflower Bay 'A truly wonderful and heartwarming read' Heidi Swain, Sunday Times bestselling author of Sleigh Rides and Silver Bells at the Christmas Fair 'I absolutely loved it!' Cathy Bramley, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Lemon Tree Cafe 'A perfect feel-good read that will lift your spirits no end' The Sun 'An adorable life-affirming book' Rowan Coleman 'This wonderfully warm, funny and inspirational story from Laura Kemp will have you cheering from first page to last. It's the kind of book that rekindles your hope in good things. I loved it!' Miranda Dickinson 'This really is a wonderful book. With fabulous characters and a beautiful setting. This book will make you want to spread your own acts of kindness and make the lives of people that you meet just that little bit better. Absolutely loved it. Five stars.' Karen, Goodreads reviewer

Awakening Kindness

Author : Nawang Khechog
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Learn how to nurture and cultivate kindness, compassion, and love in ourselves and others in this “very joyous and deeply spiritual” (Betty Williams, Noble Peace Laureate) guidebook from the “dedicated student of the Dalai Lama” (Archbishop Desmond Tutu), Tibetan freedom fighter, and Grammy-nominated musician. In Nawang Khechog’s view, one of the wonders of being human is that we can choose to nurture and cultivate kindness, compassion, and love. These precious values are the foundation of true happiness and are at the core of humanity’s possibility of peaceful coexistence with one another and with our environment. Based on his years as a monk studying Buddhist philosophy and meditation with the Dalai Lama, as well as his own highly regarded kindness workshops, Awakening Kindness details the many ways we can enrich our lives by simply being kind to each other and ourselves. Nawang shares a range of simple meditations, mantras, and practices that are easy to incorporate even into the busiest of lives. Covering the underlying philosophies of many cultures and religions, and touching on everything from human nature as it’s portrayed in film to scientific support of our limitless capacity for love and compassion, Awakening Kindness takes you on a life-changing journey that shows that we all can take part in creating a culture of kindness. “Anyone who picks up this book and is receptive to its message will immediately enjoy the many benefits of living in this simple and sacred way” (Richard J. Davidson, professor of psychology and psychiatry at University of Wisconsin-Madison).

Poppy s Recipe for Life

Author : Heidi Swain
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*** THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER *** Treat yourself to a glorious novel full of food, sunshine, friendship and love! Things haven’t always been straightforward in Poppy’s life but her dreams are finally within her reach. She's moving into a cottage in beautiful Nightingale Square, close to the local community garden, where she can indulge her passion for making preserves and pickles. She may not have the best relationship with her family but she is surrounded by loving friends, and feels sure that even her grumpy new neighbour, Jacob, has more to him than his steely exterior belies. But the unexpected arrival of Poppy's troubled younger brother soon threatens her new-found happiness and as the garden team works together to win community space of the year, Poppy must decide where her priorities lie and what she is prepared to fight for … Readers everywhere are falling in love with Heidi Swain’s writing: ‘A lovely, sweet, summery read’ Milly Johnson ‘Wise, warm and wonderful’ heat 'A ray of reading sunshine!’ Laura Kemp, author of A Year of Surprising Acts of Kindness ‘Sparkling and romantic’ My Weekly

The Ladies Repository

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The Life Strange Surprising Adventures of Daniel Defoe

Author : Richard West
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Daniel Defoe's life was packed with incident and drama. Born in the year of the Restoration of the Monarchy after the English Civil War, he remained a nonconformist throughout his life, actively rebelled against James II, travelled the country as a spy for King William and Queen Mary, worked in Scotland on active behalf of the historic Union of Scotland and England, helped launch the South Sea Company, was bankrupted frequently as a businessman, was imprisoned for libel and debt, and died a pauper.

God s Surprising Goodness

Author : Dan Ivins
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A Taste of Home

Author : Heidi Swain
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The delicious new novel from Sunday Times bestseller Heidi Swain: Fliss Brown has grown up living with her mother on the Rossi family’s Italian fruit farm. But when her mother dies, Fliss finds out she has a family of her own, and heads back to England with Nonna Rossi’s recipe for cherry and almond tart and a piece of advice: connect with your family before it is too late… Fliss discovers that her estranged grandfather owns a fruit farm himself, on the outskirts of Wynbridge, and she arrives to find a farm that has fallen into disrepair. Using her knowledge gleaned from working on the Rossi farm and her desire to find out more about her past, Fliss rolls her sleeves up and gets stuck in. But what will she discover, and can she resurrect the farm’s glory days and find a taste of home…? Your favourite authors love Heidi Swain's books: A summer delight!' SARAH MORGAN ‘I loved this gorgeous story of family secrets and second chances’ RACHAEL LUCAS, author of The Telephone Box Library ‘A delightfully sunny read with added intrigue and secrets’ BELLA OSBORNE 'I so enjoyed my seaside escape at Wynmouth. With heart-warming characters, a gorgeous summer setting, and a great story with secrets aplenty to keep you turning the pages, it's the perfect read to relax and curl up at home with' CAROLINE ROBERTS 'A ray of reading sunshine!’ Laura Kemp, author of A Year of Surprising Acts of Kindness ‘A lovely, sweet, summery read’ Milly Johnson

Small Acts of Kindness

Author : Shalom Freedman
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In a society such as ours, when doing good is the stuff of legend and hagiography, Freedman's meticulous description of the constant struggle to be a good person and to do good for others is refreshing and bracing. It shows how good can triumph in spite of everything and should serve as an inspiration to all of us who would also wish to be good people and do good unto others.

Christ

Author : Edward Schillebeeckx
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12 Simple Secrets of Happiness

Author : Glenn Van Ekeren
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Covers generosity, hope, kindness, friendship, empathy, love, forgiveness, acceptance, understanding, encouragement, communication, and gratitude

American Journalism Review

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Living Your Chosen Eulogy

Author : Kian K. Dwyer
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Living Your Chosen Eulogy is beyond self help, a book on world help. It redefines kindness, illustrating how each of us is an indispensable, critical link in the chain of values that betters the world.

The Peace Corps Experience

Author : P. David Searles
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For more than 35 years, the Peace Corps has pursued John F. Kennedy's vision of helping people of the Third World build a better life. Yet with the exception of a few celebrations of its early years, little effort has been made to document that organization's history. Now a former deputy director of the Peace Corps offers a first-hand look at life in the agency -- both in the field and at headquarters -- and a radical reinterpretation of its history during the Nixon and Ford administrations. By the end of the 1960s, the Peace Corps was in disarray. Debate raged over its effectiveness, and many new volunteers embraced the antiestablishment behavior of the day's youth. When President Nixon appointed Joseph Blatchford as director in 1969, some insiders felt the agency's days were numbered -- especially when Blatchford set about re-evaluating the Peace Corps' mission and initiated a program called New Directions to reorient its work. Many observers simply lump Blatchford's efforts with the failures and faults of the Nixon administration. David Searles, however, contends that the new director's initiatives revitalized the Peace Corps and made it a more relevant organization. Searles faithfully relates the history of these policies and their implementation in the field, drawing on his personal experience as country director for the Peace Corps in the Philippines. He shows how, despite constant carping from veterans of the early Peace Corps and much furor at headquarters, New Directions reenergized the agency and renewed and reaffirmed the Peace Corps' mission. Searles's descriptions of political maneuverings are incisively observed, and his firsthand characterizations of Peace Corps life richly impart the joys and frustrations of volunteer work. The Peace Corps Experience will give historians a new perspective on the agency and will also interest anyone who has served in the Peace Corps or who wants to understand it.

The Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Author : Rudolf Erich Raspe
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The restored, unbowdlerized text of Raspe’s slapstick travel epic featuring the classic illustrations from Strang & Clark (1895) No one has journeyed to as many foreign lands as Baron von Munchausen. Nor, when it comes time to fire a cannon, will you find anyone more accurate. The comfort of courtly life is as natural to him as the harshest polar desert. On the subject of politics and science he has no equal. And all discussion of the moon must start and stop with the only man who has ever been there. His feats of prowess are famed the world over. Who else could leap a hedgerow with a carriage and horse on their back? No one. And then of course there are the bears. . . My god the poor bears! Written at a time when science was replacing religion, and explorers were mapping the globe, and in our own time made into an acclaimed movie by Terry Gilliam, The Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen unleashed the quintessential madman upon the Age of Enlightenment—and it remains the tallest of tall tales to this day.

Always in Season

Author : Tzu Pheng Lee
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The Privilege of His Company

Author : William Marchant
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A long time friend of the British playwright, actor, and wit offers a personal memoir of the public performer and the private man, emphaziing Coward's overruling passion for the theatre and its people.

Live a History of Church Planting in the New Hebrides to 1880 Live a history of church planting in the New Hebrides now the Republic of Vanuatu to 1880

Author : John Graham Miller
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All the Year Round

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Theatre Record

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Acts of Kindness

Author : Catherine A. Hosmer
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Ben Bairstow is a busy general surgeon whose life is filled with routine cases and life-threatening emergencies. Into that life comes a beautiful young woman, the wife of his partner, who needs his medical attention. He struggles between his attraction to her and his need to maintain a distance if he is to help her get well. She is also attracted to him, which complicates Bairstow's life. In his private life, Bairstow has three children, one of whom has been arrested for shoplifting, and a devoted wife. Developing conflicts in the family challenge each member, threatening to drive them apart while Bairstow strives to keep them, and himself, together.