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  • Break Point

    Ollie Ollerton

    Product Code: CDBAX
    Paperback
    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER OLLIE OLLERTON CO-HOSTS SAS: WHO DARES WINS ALONGSIDE ANT MIDDLETON, JASON FOX and MARK BILLINGHAM. THIS IS HIS INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY Where is your break point? Is it here? Facing the gruelling SAS selection process on one leg, with a busted ankle and the finish line nowhere in sight? Or here? Under heavy fire from armed kidnappers while protecting journalists en route to Baghdad. Or is it here? At the bottom of a bottle, with a family in pieces, unable to adapt to a civilian lifestyle, yearning for a warzone? Ex-Special Forces soldier and star of TV's SAS: Who Dares Wins, Ollie Ollerton has faced many break points in his life and now he tells us the vital lessons he has learnt. His incredible story features hardened criminals, high-speed car chases, counter-terrorism and humanitarian heroics - freeing children from a trafficking ring in Thailand. Ollie has faced break points in his personal life too, surviving a freak childhood attack, run-ins with the law as a teenager rebelling against a broken home, his self-destructive battles with alcohol and drug addiction, and his struggles with anxiety and depression. His final redemption as an entrepreneur and mental health charity ambassador has seen him overcome adversity to build a new and better life. 'Everyone has the capacity for incredible achievement, because it's only when it's crunch time, when you're down to your last bullet - when you're at break point - that you find out who you really are.'
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  • The Secret Barrister

    The Secret Barrister

    Product Code: BWMEU
    Paperback
    The Secret Barrister offers an eye-opening insight into life inside the courtroom. From the devastating to the hilarious, the author recalls some of their most powerful memories.

    They also reveal how hard the job is and recall the difficult conversations, including the way you should talk to clients, no matter whether you believe them to be guilty or innocent.

    This book also examines what the law actually is, why we need it and why barristers wear those stupid wigs...
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  • Wisdom from Rich Dad, Poor Dad

    Robert Kiyosaki

    Product Code: AWASZ
    Hardback
    A mini abridgement of the #1 Personal Finance book of all time, Wisdom from Rich Dad Poor Dad tells the story of Robert Kiyosaki and his two dads--his real father and the father of his best friend, his rich dad--and the ways in which both men shaped his thoughts about investing. You don't need to earn a high income to be rich--find out the difference between working for money and having your money work for you.
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  • Stand Up Straight

    Major General Paul Nanson

    Product Code: CCYAS
    Hardback
    'Fight your own battles with Sandhurst's self-help book' Telegraph For Life's Everyday Battles - The first official self-improvement and leadership book from the world-leading Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Winston Churchill never surrendered. Prince Harry has fought for mental health around the world. Tobias Ellwood risked his life to save others during the Westminster terrorist attack. Tim Peake became Britain's first astronaut on the International Space Station. Ed Withey even organized his wedding with military precision. The one thing all of these individuals have in common? Their world-class Sandhurst training. Stand Up Straight applies 10 simple but transformative lessons that every officer is taught during their time at the world-famous military academy. Modern and counter-intuitive, with its lessons ranging from making your bed and ironing your shirt to achieving discipline, emotional intelligence, resilience and fast decision-making under pressure, the book draws on first-hand experiences from war as well as the leadership lessons taught at Sandhurst. The result is a groundbreaking personal development book that can easily be applied to every aspect of civilian life - work, home, confidence, anxiety, family and friends.
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  • Bluffer's Guide to Law

    Adrian Laing

    Product Code: BZMEI
    Paperback
    Instantly acquire all the knowledge you need to pass as an expert in the world of law. Know the difference between civil and criminal lawyers, jurisprudence and judicial imprudence, tort and illegal coercion (which is usually very painful). Never again plead ignorance when asked which of the following wasn't a trained lawyer: Fidel Castro, Gerard Butler, Fred MacAulay, Clive Anderson, Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and former Lord Chancellors Michael Gove, Chris Grayling and Liz Truss (answer: none of the last three). If in doubt, always fall back on the bold insistence that it isn't necessary to know anything about law to hold the highest ranking legal office of state in the UK. Bask in the admiration of your fellow legal experts as you pronounce confidently on the politics of litigation, and hold your own in any discussion about the taxonomy of legal precedent. And in moments of uncertainty always resort to the tried and tested rejoinder: "I'm a lawyer, therefore I know." Alternatively, try "I think our prospects of success are quite good."
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  • Shoe Dog

    Phil Knight

    Product Code: BGOZA
    Paperback
    Phil Knight, the co-founder of Nike, reveals his life story in this candid memoir.

    He talks about starting his own business at the age of just 24 and explains the risks and setbacks that he faced along the way to becoming the man behind one of the world's most iconic brands.

    This is an inspiring biography about building something from scratch and overcoming adversity to make your mark (or leave a footprint!) on the world. If you're thinking of buying this book, just do it!
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  • Teach Yourself Get Started in Shorthand Pitman 2000

    Mac Bride

    Product Code: ADEQD
    Other
    Is this the right book for me? Gain a working vocabulary in Pitman 2000 in clear and easy stages Shorthand is a valuable asset to everyone, young or old, in private or business life and Pitman 2000 is a system designed for easy learning, with a speed potential to meet the demands of a modern fast-moving world. Get Started in Shorthand Pitman 2000 is a beginner's guide to the basic theory and will give you a working vocabulary in Pitman 2000 in clear and easy stages. Each of the main sections contains a new set of sounds and rules, short forms, phrases and exercises, including audio exercises on an accompanying CD. Review exercises give you the opportunity to consolidate material already covered, and a key to the exercises enable you to measure your rate of progress throughout the book. Written to make self-tuition both simple and stimulating and based on original Pitman Publishing material, this authoritative book is indispensable to anyone seeking a first or refresher course in Pitman 2000. Get Started in Shorthand Pitman includes: Chapter 1: Basic strokes Consonants Vowels Position of outlines Circle S SES circle The suffix -ING Tick THE Punctuation Chapter 2: Consonants and vowels Seven more consonants Stroke S Past tense of regular verbs The consonant R Unstressed vowels Chapter 3: Halving strokes Halving to add T Halving to add D When not to halve Chapter 4: Common combinations The L hook The final syllables -TL or -DL L hook with circle S Plural -INGS Chapter 5: Third-place vowels Dots Dashes Chapter 6: Complex vowel sounds Dipthongs Triphones SES circle Chapter 7: S and T in combinations The ST loop The -STER loop M and N with a following T or D S and Z Diphones ZH H Chapter 8: The R hook R hook on straight strokes Stress rules Chapter 9: Hook N Final hook N to curved strokes Final N hook to straight strokes Chapter 10: Suffixes and compounds Suffixes Compound consonants Chapter 11: L and R hooks with curves Initial hooks to curved strokes Stress rules with R and L hooks Reverse forms of initially hooked curves Chapter 12: More hooks -SHUN hook F/V hook Chapter 13: Speed strokes Doubling CON- or COM- Chapter 14: Last words Figures Negative words Suffix -SHIP Disjoining Omission of a consonant Vowel insertion ...Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. Author insights Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. Test yourself Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. Extend your knowledge Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject. Five things to remember Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. Try this Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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  • Life in the UK Test: Study Guide & CD ROM 2020

    Henry Dillon

    Product Code: CBGFJ
    Other
    The 2020 edition of the best-selling series includes the complete testable materials from Life in the United Kingdom: A guide for new residents, the official Home Office materials. Passing the Life in the UK test is a compulsory requirement for anyone wanting to live permanently in Britain or become a British citizen. This practical study guide makes preparing for the test a lot easier. The new edition includes: A new foreword from Professor Thom Brooks, a leading expert on British citizenship. Updated advice on specific question formats and clear advice on how to avoid common mistakes. Focus points to help target your studies. Completely revised and expanded practice tests, now with over 300 questions, based on customer feedback and the direct experience of our editors. This means we offer accurate and up-to-date advice on what the test is really like. Clear and easy to understand diagrams illustrating complex topics. Key advice from successful students and FAQs. The 2020 edition includes advice on what to study, the kinds of questions to expect and unique study aids. Our appendices help students develop the comprehensive understanding they will need to pass the test. This book offers detailed advice on the types of question you will be asked in the official test. Purchasers also get a free subscription to online practice tests at www.lifeintheuk.net, along with up-to-date news and information. This book provides students with everything required to help them pass their test with confidence. The latest official materials Expert and independent study advice Practice questions, including a FREE subscription to www.lifeintheuk.net CD ROM test software containing hundreds of practice questions.
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  • Power and Impact (HBR Emotional Intelligence Series)

    Harvard Business Review

    Product Code: CBRSU
    Paperback
    A carefully curated selection of articles about managing your personal power from Harvard Business Review. Highly curated collections of HBR articles. Provides a variety of perspectives from recognized experts on the topic. Teaches readers how to wield soft power effectively to influence others. Helps readers understand power dynamics between people and how power plays a role in our emotions. Helps readers build self-awareness, so they can identify where they may be crossing a line toward unhealthy or unethical behaviors. Audience: Leaders and aspiring leaders.
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People

    Dale Carnegie

    Product Code: BYYKU
    Paperback
    The most famous confidence-boosting book ever published, with sales of over 16 million copies worldwide Millions of people around the world have improved their lives based on the teachings of Dale Carnegie. In How to Win Friends and Influence People, he offers practical advice and techniques, in his exuberant and conversational style, for how to get out of a mental rut and make life more rewarding. His advice has stood the test of time and will teach you how to: - make friends quickly and easily - increase your popularity - persuade people to follow your way of thinking - enable you to win new clients and customers - become a better speaker - boost enthusiasm among your colleagues This classic book will turn your relationships around and improve your interactions with everyone in your life. Dale Carnegie, known as 'the arch-priest of the art of making friends', pioneered the development of personal business skills, self-confidence and motivational techniques. His books - most notably How to Win Friends and Influence People - have sold tens of millions worldwide and, even in today's changing climate, they remain as popular as ever.
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  • Starting a Business All-in-One For Dummies

    Bob Nelson

    Product Code: BXYDD
    Paperback
    Starting a business? Don't sweat it! With all-new content and updates reflecting the latest laws, business climate, and startup considerations, Starting a Business All-In-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition, is the book you need if you're starting a business today. Inside, you'll find the most important practical advice you need to start any type of business from the ground up, distilled from 10 bestselling For Dummies business titles. Covering all startup business phases through the first year of operation, this guide will help you turn your winning idea into a winning business plan. You'll get simple step-by-step instructions as you go, all the way to marketing, branding, taxes, and human resources. Start up a dream business from scratch Write a winning business plan Secure financing Manage your risks successfully Navigate your first year of operation If you're a go-getter looking for a way to launch a great idea and be your own boss, Starting a Business All-In-One For Dummies prepares you to beat the odds and become successful in your sector.
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  • No Bullsh*t Leadership

    Chris Hirst

    Product Code: BXLIL
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    Leadership is not some special club, open only to elites. It's not a gold star given to those with fancy titles and expensive degrees. Leadership is what we all try to do every day. Based on the author's hard-won experience, this smart, fun book delivers a step-by-step working manual on how to lead - for anyone. Full of simple and direct approaches, it demystifies an over-analysed subject to get to the heart of modern leadership: the life-changing, career-transforming power to get stuff done. These principles and actionable steps apply to every field, from small businesses to community initiatives, from schools to sports teams to global enterprises. You'll emerge with a clear understanding of culture and its importance, of how to confidently make decisions, and how to create teams that outperform the competition. Ultimately, you'll find that we can all be leaders, we just need to get on with it.
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  • Cracking Economics

    Tejvan Pettinger

    Product Code: BUXIM
    Hardback
    Crack the world of money and understand the economic theory that has shaped nations and influenced the way you live now. From Keynesian models to how inflation affects interest rates, Cracking Economics will make the seemingly complex world of global finance easily understood. Subjects covered include: -Macro- and micro-economics -Inflation -Recession -Economic forecasting -How stock markets work -Globalisation -Labour markets -The credit crunch -Keynesian theory -Conceptual economics -The Euro An accessible, comprehensive and fully illustrated guide to this fascinating field, Cracking Economics will get you conversing on currency and discussing the deficit with the best of them.
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  • Crushing It!

    Gary Vaynerchuk

    Product Code: BMRTM
    Hardback
    Four-time New York Times bestselling author Gary Vaynerchuk offers new lessons and inspiration drawn from the experiences of dozens of influencers and entrepreneurs who rejected the predictable corporate path in favor of pursuing their dreams by building thriving businesses and extraordinary personal brands.In his 2009 international bestseller Crush It, Gary insisted that a vibrant personal brand was crucial to entrepreneurial success, In Crushing It!, Gary explains why that's even more true today, offering his unique perspective on what has changed and what principles remain timeless. He also shares stories from other entrepreneurs who have grown wealthier-and not just financially-than they ever imagined possible by following Crush It principles. The secret to their success (and Gary's) has everything to do with their understanding of the social media platforms, and their willingness to do whatever it took to make these tools work to their utmost potential. That's what Crushing It! teaches readers to do.In this lively, practical, and inspiring book, Gary dissects every current major social media platform so that anyone, from a plumber to a professional ice skater, will know exactly how to amplify his or her personal brand on each. He offers both theoretical and tactical advice on how to become the biggest thing on old standbys like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, and Snapchat; podcast platforms like Spotify, Soundcloud, iHeartRadio, and iTunes; and other emerging platforms such as Musical.ly. For those with more experience, Crushing It! illuminates some little-known nuances and provides innovative tips and clever tweaks proven to enhance more common tried-and-true strategies.Crushing It! is a state-of-the-art guide to building your own path to professional and financial success, but it's not about getting rich. It's a blueprint to living life on your own terms.
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  • Jo Malone: My Story

    Jo Malone

    Product Code: BIBMR
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    Jo Malone is the inspirational British businesswoman responsible for creating her globally renowned beauty business and, more recently, her new brand 'Jo Loves'. This, her first autobiography, tells in full her incredible journey from modest beginnings as a teenager, struggling with dyslexia and leaving school with no qualifications, to becoming an international brand name and one of the world's most successful entrepreneurs. Jo's lively story explores how her fascination with smell teamed with her natural ability to create world-famous blends such as 'Lime, Basil & Mandarin', revolutionised the way we think about fragrance. Her unique talent for pioneering innovation and originality within her field is unrivalled. Yet, despite her success, she has faced huge challenges with courage and determination, including being diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 37 and told she only had nine months to live, and her decision to go it alone after selling the original Jo Malone brand to the Estee Lauder Corporation and walking away in 2006. Jo's commitment and down-to-earth approach to life, work and family makes her one of the most likeable and well respected personalities in British retail and her honesty, hard work and entrepreneurial grit is an inspiration to all.
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  • Wealth of Nations

    Adam Smith

    Product Code: BDZBT
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    Adam Smith (1723-1790) was one of the brightest stars of the eighteenth-century Scottish Enlightenment. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations was his most important book. First published in London in March 1776, it had been eagerly anticipated by Smith's contemporaries and became an immediate bestseller. That edition sold out quickly and others followed. Today, Smith's Wealth of Nations rightfully claims a place in the Western intellectual canon. It is the first book of modern political economy, and still provides the foundation for the study of that discipline. But it is much more than that. Along with important discussions of economics and political theory, Smith mixed plain common sense with large measures of history, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and much else. Few texts remind us so clearly that the Enlightenment was very much a lived experience, a concern with improving the human condition in practical ways for real people. A masterpiece by any measure, Wealth of Nations remains a classic of world literature to be usefully enjoyed by readers today.
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  • The Art of War

    Sun Tzu

    Product Code: ACMNW
    Hardback
    The original and bestselling leadership book! Sun Tzu's ideas on survival and success have been read across the world for centuries. Today they can still be applied to business, politics and life. The Art of War demonstrates how to win without conflict. It shows that with enough intelligence and planning, it is possible to conquer with a minimum of force and little destruction. This luxury hardback edition includes an introduction by Tom Butler-Bowdon that draws out lessons for managers and business leaders, and highlights the power of Sun Tzu's thinking in everyday life.
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  • The Art of War

    Sun Tzu

    Product Code: CDHTK
    Hardback
    Sun Tzu's book of strategy and psychology has as much to tell us today as when it was written 2,500 years ago. Michael Nylan, in her provocative introduction, sees new and unexpected lessons to be learned from The Art of War-in business, relationships, games of skill, academic careers and medical practices. Strategy, like conflict, is woven into society's very roots. Nylan's crisp translation "offers a masterly new evaluation of this classic work, which balances the overtly military content with a profound and thought-provoking analysis" (Olivia Milburn). It proves that Sun Tzu is more relevant than ever, helping us navigate the conflicts we know and those we have yet to endure.
  • Just Mercy (Film Tie-In Edition)

    Bryan Stevenson (Equal Justice

    Product Code: CDBDM
    Paperback
    Soon to be a major motion-picture, starring Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, and Brie Larson. Named a Book of the Year by the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Esquire, and Time. The US has the highest rate of incarceration in the world. One in every 15 people born there today is expected to go to prison. For black men this figure rises to one in 3. And Death Row is disproportionately black, too. Bryan Stevenson grew up poor in the racially segregated South. His innate sense of justice made him a brilliant young lawyer, and one of his first defendants was Walter McMillian, a black man sentenced to die for the murder of a white woman - a crime he insisted he didn't commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, startling racial inequality, and legal brinkmanship - and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever. At once an unforgettable account of an idealistic lawyer's coming of age and a moving portrait of the lives of those he has defended, Just Mercy is an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of justice.
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  • The Squiggly Career

    Helen Tupper

    Product Code: CDBBY
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    'Like going one-to-one with a personal career coach, it's impossible to leave this book without having a massive personal breakthrough' Bruce Daisley, Vice President, EMEA Twitter and author of The Joy of Work. 'The Squiggly Career is a brilliant guide. Read it and get the tools you need to thrive in your career now and in the future' Marie Forleo, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything is Figureoutable. 'The Squiggly Career is about navigating work in a way that suits you, it's a timely and brilliant handbook for now' Stylist Career ladders and jobs for life are a thing of the past Today, we're living in a world of squiggly careers, where moving frequently and fluidly between roles, industries, locations, and even careers, is becoming the new normal. Squiggly careers can feel stressful and overwhelming, but if you know how to make the most of them, they can be full of opportunity, freedom and purpose. And to make the most of our increasingly squiggly careers we need to answer some important questions: What am I good at? What do I stand for? What motivates and drives me? Where do I want to go in the future? In The Squiggly Career, you'll learn how to: - Play to your super strengths - Discover your values - Overcome your confidence gremlins - Build better support networks - Explore your future possibilities Packed with insights about the changing shape of work, exercises to fuel your growth, and tips and inspiration from highly successful people, this book will help you be happier, and ultimately more successful in your career.
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  • Whole Farm Management: From Start-Up to Sustainability

    ,Garry Stephenson

    Product Code: CCVGC
    Paperback
    Farming is a business, as well as a way of life. Whole Farm Management is a comprehensive guide developed by the Small Farms Program at Oregon State University to help aspiring and beginner farmers make smart, strategic business decisions to ensure lasting success. In clear, accessible language, readers are led through every essential step, from developing a strategic plan to acquiring equipment, establishing infrastructure, finding markets, budgeting, managing day-to-day operations, and selecting a business structure for long-term viability. The emphasis throughout is on using sustainable agricultural systems and managing the whole farm, whether raising grass-based livestock, perennial food crops, or annual crops such as flowers. Case studies of successful farms, along with guidance and solutions to common problems from long-time farmers, round out this essential handbook.
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  • Antibiotics

    Mary E. Wilson (Professor, Pro

    Product Code: CCIZS
    Paperback
    A STIRRING EXAMINATION OF A LOOMING CRISIS Virtually everyone has taken antibiotics. They can be lifesavers - or they can be useless. But what are they? How are they used? And what happens as the effectiveness of antibiotics begins to decline? Antibiotics: What Everyone Needs to Know (R) examines the personal and societal implications of our planet's most important - and arguably most overused - medications. In a question-and-answer format, it unpacks the most complicated aspects of this issue, including: * How antibiotics are used (and overused) in humans, plants, and livestock * The consequences to date, and the potential crisis ahead, as overuse of existing antibiotics breeds new resistance in bacteria * How the globalized world enables antibiotic resistance more quickly * Collateral damage, individually and societally, of antibiotic use * The difficult decisions ahead related to medical care and the food system Grounded in the latest scientific research and translated for general readers, Antibiotics: What Everyone Needs to Know (R) offers a clear-eyed overview of where we are, and what the future holds, as antibiotics lose their might.
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  • Indistractable

    Nir Eyal

    Product Code: CBHPR
    Hardback
    'A must-read' Mark Manson, author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck `This book is brilliant' Matt Haig, author of Notes on a Nervous Planet We are living through a crisis of distraction. Plans get sidetracked, friends are ignored, work never seems to get done. Why does it feel like we're distracting our lives away? In Indistractable, behavioural designer Nir Eyal shows what life could look like if you followed through on your intentions. Instead of suggesting a digital detox, Eyal reveals the hidden psychology driving you to distraction, and teaches you how to make pacts with yourself to keep your brain on track. Indistractable is a guide to making decisions and seeing them through. Empowering and optimistic, this is the book that will help you design your time, realise your ambitions, and live the life you really want.
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  • The Golden Thread

    Kassia St Clair

    Product Code: CAWYX
    Paperback
    ** A RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK ** 'Fascinating . . . The history of the world through the eye of a needle . . . I recommend this book to anyone' THE SPECTATOR 'A charming, absorbing and history that takes us on a journey from the silk roads to sportswear, from ruffs to spacesuits . . . I devoured this quietly feminist book' SUNDAY TIMES 'Joyful and beautiful' NATURE 'Will make you rethink your relationship with fabric' ELLE DECORATION All textiles begin with a twist. From colourful 30,000-year old threads found on the floor of a Georgian cave to what the linen wrappings of Tutankhamun's mummy actually meant; from the Silk Roads to the woollen sails that helped the Vikings reach America 700 years before Columbus; from the lace ruffs that infuriated the puritans to the Indian calicoes and chintzes that powered the Industrial Revolution, our continuing reinvention of cloth tells fascinating stories of human ingenuity. When we talk of lives hanging by a thread, being interwoven, or part of the social fabric, we are part of a tradition that stretches back many thousands of years. Fabric has allowed us to achieve extraordinary things and survive in unlikely places, and this book shows you how -- and why. With a cast that includes Chinese empresses, Richard the Lionheart and Bing Crosby, Kassia St Clair takes us on the run with escaped slaves, climbing the slopes of Everest and moonwalking with astronauts. Running like a bright line through history, The Golden Thread offers an unforgettable adventure through our past, present and future.
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