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In the wonderful Great Scot!, respected food writer and chef Sue Lawrence interviews 70 prominent Scots and unlocks their beloved memories of food and childhood. Celebrities as diverse as Ewan McGregor and Andy Murray reminisce about their granny's shortbread, their mum's cullen skink and their dad's roast which Sue then brings up to date with a recipe for modern chefs to make at home.
Written by the acclaimed historian Diane Atkinson, The Criminal Conversation of Mrs Norton is the sensational true story of Caroline Norton - a beautiful and clever young woman who fought for the rights of women everywhere. Maneuvered into marriage at just 19, ten years later Caroline's husband George Norton was a dull, violent and controlling man and when Caroline stood up for herself and refused to be the wife he wanted, he accused her of adultery. Soon, Caroline was exonerated and cut off from her children by her vindictive husband. This is when she began to campaign to get women a separate legal identity for the first time. Caroline helped write the Infant Custody Act and also influenced the Matrimonial Causes (Divorce) Act and the Married Women's Property Act in the nineteenth century. This beautiful hardback is a fascinating read for anyone interested in history and politics.
Establishing whether you are a visual, tactile or auditory learner, Tony Buzan uses his tried and trusted Mind Maps to show you how to organise your new vocabulary and increase the number of foreign words you can learn and remember forever. If you've ever tried to learn a foreign language but failed, this might well be the solution you're seeking.
As intelligencer to the Lord Chamberlain, Thomas Chaloner cannot understand why a man of known incompetence is put in charge of investigating the attack while he is diverted to make enquiries about the poisoning of birds in the King's aviary in St James's Park. He becomes even more suspicious of his employer's motives when he discovers that the witnesses he needs to interview have close links to the business conducted in the General Letter Office, activities more firmly centred on intercepting people's mail than delivering it.
Then human rather than avian victims are poisoned, and Chaloner knows he has to ignore his master's instructions and use his own considerable wits to defeat an enemy whose deadly tentacles reach into the very heart of the government: an enemy who has the power and expertise to destroy anyone who stands in the way ...
1688. Beth Ambrose has led a sheltered life within the walls of Merryfields, her family home on the outskirts of London; a place where her parents provide a sanctuary for melancholic souls. A passionate and gifted artist, Beth shares a close bond with Johannes the painter, a troubled resident at Merryfields, who nurtures her talents and takes her on as his apprentice.
But as political tensions begin to rise in the capital, Noah Leyton arrives at their door in the middle of the night with a proposition that turns Beth's world upside down. Meanwhile, Merryfields becomes refuge to a mysterious new guest, whose connections provide an opportunity for Beth to fulfil her artistic ambitions. But she soon realises it comes at a price.
As the Glorious Revolution begins to throw the whole country into turmoil, can Beth find the courage to follow her heart and defend all she holds dear? And change the course of history for good . . .
The warm, entertaining and quite remarkable autobiography of a group of ten enigmatic Cornish seadogs, Fisherman's Friends is written in collaboration with leading ghostwriter Robert Uhlig. Recalling the two decades during which the old salts gathered on the village quayside in Port Isaac, Cornwall every Friday summer night to entertain the locals with rousing sea shanties and traditional folk songs, this is a wonderfully affectionate and timely tale. Telling of the fame that was then suddenly bestowed upon these burly middle-aged men, this wonderful hardback brings alive the joy of traditional music.