Books for Adults

Wool (Wool Trilogy 1) 
By Hugh Howey


Publisher: Arrow 

An epic story of survival at all odds and one of the most anticipated books of the year. BUY IT ON AMAZON




The Book of Lost Things
John Connolly

Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks

'Once upon a time, there was a boy who lost his mother . . .' As twelve-year-old David takes refuge from his grief in the myths and fairytales so beloved of his dead mother, he finds the real world and the fantasy world begin to blend. That is when bad things start to happen. That is when the Crooked Man comes. And David is violently propelled into a land populated by heroes, wolves and monsters, his quest to find the legendary Book of Lost Things.  BUY IT ON AMAZON


The Red Tent
Anita Diamant

Publisher: Pan; New Ed edition

The Red Tent is an extraordinary and engrossing tale of ancient womanhood and family honour. Told in Dinah's voice, it opens with the story of her mothers - the four wives of Jacob - each of whom embodies unique feminine traits, and concludes with Dinah's own startling and unforgettable story of betrayal, grief and love. BUY IT ON AMAZON



Life After Life
By Kate Atkinson

Publisher: Black Swan

What if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right? During a snowstorm in England in 1910, a baby is born and dies before she can take her first breath. During a snowstorm in England in 1910, the same baby is born and lives to tell the tale. What if there were second chances? And third chances? In fact an infinite number of chances to live your life? Would you eventually be able to save the world from its own inevitable destiny? BUY IT ON AMAZON


Oryx And Crake
Margaret Atwood

Publisher: Virago

Pigs might not fly but they are strangely altered. So, for that matter, are wolves and racoons. A man, once named Jimmy, lives in a tree, wrapped in old bedsheets, now calls himself Snowman. The voice of Oryx, the woman he loved, teasingly haunts him. And the green-eyed Children of Crake are, for some reason, his responsibility. BUY IT ON AMAZON



Playful Parenting 
By Lawrence J. Cohen

Publisher: Ballantine Books; Reprint edition

Play is children s way of exploring the world, communicating deep feelings, getting close to those they care about, working through stressful situations, and simply blowing off steam. That s why playful parenting is so important and so successful in building strong, close bonds between parents and children.  BUY IT ON AMAZON




1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12 (Advice on Parenting)
Thomas W. Phelan

Publisher: ParentMagic, Incorporated; 4 edition

Written with humour Dr Phelan breaks down the task of parenting into three straight forward jobs. BUY IT ON AMAZON




Real Life: Preparing for the 7 Most Challenging
Days of Your Life

Phil McGraw

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd

In Real Life, Dr. Phil explores how to take control in the face of these life-altering events. With his trademark calm, he divides up these events into 7 categories: Loss; Fear; Adaptability (or lack thereof); Physical Health; Mental Health; Addiction;Existential Crisis. Any one of these can feel like the end of the world, but Real Life teaches how untrue that is. Chapter by chapter, Dr. Phil addresses each crisis and offers real guidance for how to get through it. BUY IT ON AMAZON


Simply Divine: A Guide to Easy, Elegant, and Affordable Entertaining
By Lisa Vanderpump

Publisher: Perseus Books 

Lisa Vanderpump has become the breakout star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Her unique mix of sparkling glamour and down-to-earth style has appealed to thousands of fans. Now Lisa shares her tips and tricks for creating the perfect gathering. BUY IT ON AMAZON

Little Fighters 
By Angie Benhaffaf

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ON 2 December 2009 two very special baby boys were born in a London hospital. Joined from chest to pelvis, the conjoined twins Hassan and Hussein Benhaffaf's heart-warming and remarkable fight for life against all odds earned them the title "The Little Fighters". Written from the heart by their mother Angie, this inspirational book takes you on a miraculous journey from the life-changing moment she discovered her babies were joined to the agony of their separation surgery. BUY IT ON AMAZON


A Spoonful of Sugar
Brenda Ashford

Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks 

Brenda is 91 years old and spent 62 years working as a Norland Nanny. Just like a real-life Mary Poppins, Brenda devoted her life to giving children the best possible start in life. This is a story from a time when nothing was taken for granted and life itself was in peril on a near-daily basis. But the war was also a time when people pulled together like never before or since, and it called upon Brenda to make sacrifices she'd never imagined having to make... BUY IT ON AMAZON


The House on Willow Street
By Cathy Kelly

Publisher: Harper

Welcome to Avalon: a quaint, sleepy town on the Irish coast. Nothing has changed here for generations – least of all the huge mansion on Willow Street; the house in which sisters Tess and Suki Power grew up. Now, years later, Tess is trying to save her marriage protect her glamorous sister Suki who has come back home, dreams shattered. BUY IT ON AMAZON



Tracing Your Irish Ancestors
John Grenham

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd; 4th edition edition 

Genealogical research in Ireland has always depended on records that are more fragmented, localised and difficult to access than anywhere else.This fourth edition of Tracing Your Irish Ancestors embraces online research as an essential part of any Irish family history project. Grenham includes detailed guides to Irish online records throughout the book, discussing the idiosyncrasies of the digital versions of sources and outlining research strategies. BUY IT ON AMAZON


The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream
By Paulo Coelho

Publisher: HarperCollins; New edition

This magical fable is beautifully repackaged in an edition that lovers of Paulo Coelho will want to treasure forever. Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. This is such a book – a beautiful parable about learning to listen to your heart, read the omens strewn along life’s path and, above all, follow your dreams.


Boost Your Confidence: A Step-by-Step Guide to a New You 
Melanie Fennell

Publisher: Robinson Publishing

Low self-confidence affects many of us from time to time and at its worst it can have a devastating impact on your life, preventing you from pursuing your dreams and leading the life you want to lead. Improving your self-confidence will have an enormously positive effect on your life, allowing you to flourish and grow, and taking you a step closer to fulfilling your dreams and ambitions. BUY IT ON AMAZON


Cook Like A Man: The ultimate cookbook for the modern gentleman
By Movember

Publisher: Boxtree; Illustrated edition

There was once a time when Mo Bros could be found wandering, lost and bewildered, in kitchens around the world. Helpless and unable to fend for themselves, they sought comfort and sustenance from pre-packaged meals, takeaway curries and the easy pickings of kebab shops. But no longer is this so. For now is the hour of the Mo Bro Chef. A gastronomic trailblazer, he has taken back the territory over which he once reigned with fearless elan. Today, if you look closely, you can find him at dawn on a Saturday roving the fish markets, perusing the morning's catch with a discerning eye. He's that man at the butcher, checking the marble of the aged rib-eye. That man by the side of the highway picking blackberries by the bucket load. That man at the barbecue, centre of attention and master of his domain. BUY IT ON AMAZON

Free Stuff Everyday 
By Mike Essex

From cosmetics to gadgets, food to fashion, Mike Essex is an expert at convincing brands big and small to send him freebies. Free Stuff Everyday is Essex's simple step by step guide on how you can do this too. He also details why this is great for brands and how they can build their relationships with customers by giving stuff away. Whether you're a curious consumer, or a brand looking for PR, Essex has a solution for everyone. Free Stuff Everyday is a simple guide for anyone interested in free stuff, with 90 examples, all from his own experience.

Diary of a Sleep Deprived Mum
By Claire Evans

Publisher: Lynton Publishing; 1st edition

Diary of a Sleep Deprived Mum is written by a mum, inspired by mums and aimed at every parent suffering at the sharp end of sleep deprivation! Backed by Dragons Den Theo Paphitis and Deborah Meaden. Deliberately non-preachy it is a hilarious combination of information, anecdotes, advice and tips for attaining every parents ultimate goal - getting more sleep. Contains sleep tips from real mums and dads. It s funny and not boring - an alternative baby care book. BUY IT ON AMAZON

The Big Book of Hope
By Various

Publisher: Poolbeg Press Ltd

This book will save lives. The HOPE Foundation reaches out to the street children of Kolkata, India, on a daily basis: rescuing sick and abandoned children. Buy this remarkable book and help to break the cycle of poverty for the street children of Kolkata.  BUY IT ON AMAZON


The Expectant Dad's Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know
By Rob Kemp

Publisher: Vermilion

The Expectant Dad's Survival Guide tells you everything you need to know during your partner's pregnancy and the first few weeks of your new life as a dad. With tips from those who know, what-to-do explanations and fascinating facts, this survival guide will ensure you're armed and ready for your role as a new father - from discovery to delivery and beyond. A must-read for all fathers-to-be. BUY IT ON AMAZON


Make Your Own Toys
Sue Havens

Publisher: Potter Craft; 1 edition

Turn ""Made in China"" into ""Made in the Living Room."" In Make Your Own Toys Sue Havens helps the home sewer create adorable soft toys whose look falls somewhere between classic cute and Japanese modern. This highly illustrated book includes bears, bunnies, puppies and more, many of which feature extensive customisation. Everyone remembers their Fluffy, their Beary, or their Mr. Bunny and stuffed toys are fun to have around no matter what your age! BUY IT ON AMAZON

No Logo [Special Edition] 
By Naomi Klein

Publisher: Fourth Estate; 10th Anniversary Edition edition edition

‘No Logo’ was a book that defined a generation when it was first published in 1999. For it’s 10th anniversay Naomi Klein has updated this iconic book. By the time you’re twenty-one, you’ll have seen or heard a million advertisements. But you won’t be happier for it. BUY IT ON AMAZON

By Bill Cosby

Publisher: G P Putnam's Sons; Reissue edition

In this collection of ruminations, anecdotes, and vignettes, the actor/ comedian covers the paternal gamut from the first child's birth to the challenges of raising teenagers and the ambivalence of watching kids leave home. BUY IT ON AMAZON




Wow! Glowing Bride in 30 Days.: Bridal Beauty, Health & Staying Stress Free in the Last Month Before Your Wedding Day
By Laura Pepper

Publisher: 30 Day Books

A no-nonsense, easy to follow collection of advice for the busy bride.  



The Money Diet - revised and updated: The ultimate guide to shedding pounds off your bills and saving money on everything!
By Martin Lewis

Publisher: Vermilion; 2nd Revised edition edition

Do you want to cut your bills without cutting back? Are you fed up with being ripped off? Do you want more money in your pocket without changing your lifestyle? What we all need is detailed, no-nonsense Money Saving advice about organising credit cards, finding the cheapest deals for utilities, getting the best mortgage deals and how to haggle with every shopkeeper. BUY IT ON AMAZON


Jemma's Make-up Secrets: Solutions to every woman's beauty issues and make-up dilemmas
By Jemma Kidd

Publisher: Jacqui Small LLP

Sharing her wealth of knowledge from years of working in the beauty industry as a professional make-up artist, product developer and teacher to a new generation of make-up artists, Jemma addresses the key make-up issues and answers the questions about beauty that every woman wants to know. Part 1: Making Make-up Work for You covers the groundwork, demystifying ingredients and formulations and explaining which products to use and how to apply them. Jemma demonstrates how to achieve a flawless complexion and how to make up eyes and lips to best effect. She then reveals how to wear colour, how to keep your make-up on-trend, and how to achieve the most iconic make-up looks of all time – from Audrey Hepburn to Brigitte Bardot. BUY IT ON AMAZON

Clothing Line Start Up Secrets: How to Start and Grow A Successful Clothing Line
Briana Stewart

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition

Finally Revealed.. The Amazing insider Secrets of Starting your own Clothing Line Without Making Costly Mistakes. I am sure you are passionate about fashion or you would not be on this page. The fact is that the fashion industry is a huge market and a clothing line is a highly profitable business since clothes are a basic need. BUY IT ON AMAZON


How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking about It
Patricia Love

Publisher: Broadway Books; Reprint edition 

Men are right. The "relationship talk" "does not" help. Dr. Patricia Love's and Dr. Steven Stosny's "How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It" reveals the stunning truth about marital happiness: Love is "not" about better communication. It's about connection. You'll never get a closer relationship with your man by talking to him like you talk to one of your girlfriends. BUY IT ON AMAZON

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