- THE BOOKSHOP
Penelope Fitzgerald's wonderful Booker-nominated novel. This, Penelope Fitzgerald's second novel, was her first to be shortlisted for the Booker Prize. It is set in a small East Anglian coastal town, where Florence Green decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop. 'She had a kind heart, but that is not much use when it comes to the matter of self-preservation.' Hardborough becomes a battleground, as small towns so easily do. Florence has tried to change the way things have always been done, and as a result, she has to take on not only the people who have made themselves important, but natural and even supernatural forces too. This is a story for anyone who knows that life has treated them with less than justice.
- Hardcore Troubadour: The Life and Near Death of Steve Earle
If Steve Earle weren't a living, breathing person, he'd be a character in a blues song -- a raucous ballad about a gifted rebel who drank too much, lost most of his women in a blizzard of crack and cocaine addiction, and always came out on the wrong side of the law. Somewhere in the midst of all this, he also managed to weld rock to country, the Beatles to Springsteen, and bluegrass to punk, establishing himself among the most thoroughly original and politically astute musicians of his generation. Granted unrestricted access to Steve and his family and friends, Lauren St John has given us a sometimes shocking, often moving, and completely unvarnished biography of one of America's most talismanic sons.
- HOW TO LOWER HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
The 4 step natural health plan that works
You can reduce your blood pressure - naturally, and safely!
High blood pressure is a serious and ever increasing health problem throughout the population. It's also a condition that responds well to natural treatment methods both instead of and alongside conventional drug therapies.
The four point plan is comprehensive:
1. The Blood Pressure Diet - plus the key vitamin and mineral supplements.
2. The Blood Pressure Easy Introduction to Exercise - plus lifestyle top tips on how to cut down smoking and alcohol consumption.
3. The Blood Pressure Stress Free Zone - ways to really relax and reduce those stress levels.
4. Your Blood Pressure Buddies - complementary health treatments to lower and correct blood pressure problems.
- Straightforward introduction to blood pressure - what is it? why do we need it? why does it go 'high' and what's wrong with that? and more...
- The lowdown on heart problems (including angina), kidney problems, blood clots and stroke.
- Unbiased, user friendly guide to all the commonly GP prescribed drug treatments.
Steve Hislop was one of the most famous motorcycle racers in the world. He had always been a controversial and outspoken character having had many famous clashes and splits with teams and riders over the years, not always to his advantage. Season 2003 was no different. Steve's life was incredible, funny and ultimately tragic.
Hislop made his debut in 1979 on a bike paid for by his father, but when the latter died of a heart-attack, he embarked on a self-destructive quest that resulted in more crashed bikes and cars than he can remember. Three years later his brother Garry was killed racing at Silloth.
It looked as if he would never race again but while on holiday at the Isle of Man TT races in 1983, he was mesmerised by the sight of Joey Dunlop and he knew he had to try it.
He took to the roads immediately, amassing an amazing career record of 11 wins and was the first rider in history to lap the course at an average speed of over 120mph. Hizzy's TT victories over big name rivals like Joey Dunlop and Carl Fogarty made him a living legend beyond the confines of just the UK. He turned his back on the Isle of Man in 1994, claiming it was too fast and dangerous for modern superbikes.
However, he had already proved he was just as fast on purpose-built short circuits having won the British 250cc championship in 1990 and then went on to win the British Superbike (BSB) title in 1995 and 2002.
Defending a title is always difficult and made even harder when your current team doesn't give you a new contract. However, season 2003 started positively for Steve, inasmuch as he found a new team, but he was sacked half way through the season after a string of poor results on an uncompetitive bike. These events, however, paled into insignificance when Steve was killed in July 2003 when the helicopter he was flying crashed in a remote Scottish border region. His book is a fitting tribute to a motor racing legend.
- FEAR BUSTING
Following the success of his best-selling book Habit Busting, GMTV life coach Pete Cohen explains how to tackle the fears that prevent us from living the life we want, focussing on the fear of change.
Do you worry about making mistakes? Are you afraid to try in case you get it wrong? Is the fear of change making you make do with the life you have, when you know it could be so much better?
It doesn't have to be this way. In Fear Busting, acclaimed GMTV life coach Pete Cohen outlines simple strategies for tackling the fears that hold you back - especially the fear of change itself.
By following Pete's motivational plan, you can change the way you see your life, so that challenges become chances, threats become opportunities and no obstacle is insurmountable.