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Heavenly Letters From Mum

Author : Anne Noëlette André
ISBN : 9781452529158
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Heavenly Letters from Mum captures in its pages the messages that Anne Noëlette André received by automatic writing from her mum, Daisy Gerda André, for five years following her death in 2003. By presenting these messages, Heavenly Letters from Mum offers relief and peace to all who have lost loved ones to death, As the author writes in the Preface, “Do not be sad. Your loved ones on the other side—in the other dimensions—are near you. As long as they exist in your heart, they don’t depart.” After telling how her mum died and how she faced the loss, the author then presents a series of chapters that alternately report transcriptions of the spirit writings she shared with her mum and off er reflections on the influence and impact of these messages. Heavenly Letters from Mum also presents a selection of images that reproduce the original handwritten records of these conversations, along with several other pictures of the author and her mum. If you have found your life touched by the death of someone you have loved, then Heavenly Letters from Mum: A True Story will offer to you the encouragement to seek the abiding presence of your loved one, to listen for messages, and to enter into conversations that transcend the limitations of one’s daily routines.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Billy Brown I Ll Tell Your Mother

Author : Bill Brown
ISBN : 9781409122777
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A riveting and hugely entertaining memoir of post-war London told through the eyes of a hilariously opportunistic little boy. By the time he was ten years old, Billy Brown was running a successful little business on the black market: whatever you needed, from bricks and firewood to dress material or machetes, Billy Brown could get it - or knew a man who could. And, for the right price, he would deliver it direct to your door in an old carriage pram. With energy and insight, Billy Brown paints a vivid and lively picture of Britain emerging from the ruins of the war, the hunger for opportunity, the growing pace of modernisation and the pride and optimism that held communities together. Londoners were intent on getting themselves back on their feet, and it provided the perfect opportunity for a boy with ambition and a lively imagination. Born in Brixton, south London, in 1942, Billy Brown was a lovable scamp with a nose for mischief. Left to his own devices while both his parents went out to work, if there was trouble to be had Billy would be in the thick of it. Ignoring the shaking of fists from his neighbours, his mother's scoldings and the regular thwack of the cane on his bottom at school, Billy wheeled and dealed, charmed Woolies' Girls, planned coronation celebrations, ran circles around circus performers and persuaded villains to work on his terms.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Breaking Mum And Dad

Author : Anna Williamson
ISBN : 9781472953346
Genre : Family & Relationships
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With more than 1 in 10 new parents experiencing post-natal depression and anxiety, and after suffering the traumatic birth of her son, and herself being diagnosed with post-natal anxiety and birth trauma, Anna Williamson uncovers the real thoughts, feelings and behaviours that many of us experience in those first few weeks and months after becoming a parent. From 'I'm struggling to love my baby' to 'I miss my old life' and 'Will I ever feel like "me†? again?' to 'I'm anxious about having sex' this book will help new parents cope with the often taboo topics that we ALL encounter. A therapist in your pocket, meaning you don't have to face one of life's most momentous experiences alone, or fear being judged of the weird and often worrying irrational thoughts that plague our frazzled minds. Mental health for new mums (and dads) is a thing - a big thing - and it's time we all stopped suffering in silence. It takes time to adjust to this new identity and role - whether it's making new friends, coping with changing relationships, breast and bottle feeding anxiety, going back to work worries, or the whole shift being a new parent poses mentally. Breaking Mum and Dad is a little pocket guide of empathy, sympathy and above all, hope.
Category: Family & Relationships

Our Rose

Author : Victor Pemberton
ISBN : 9780755392506
Genre : Fiction
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There are some problems a quick wit cannot overcome... As war descends on London, a young woman struggles to hold her family together in Victor Pemberton's gripping saga Our Rose. Perfect for fans of Harry Bowling and Dilly Court. Growing up just around the corner from Islington's Chapel Market, the second of six children born in the tiny flat above Mr Popov's piano factory, red-headed, big-hearted Rose Humble is used to holding her own in the world. When there's a family problem - her father's arrest for thieving, her mother losing her job at the London Transport Staff Canteen - it is Rose who somehow manages to bring the Humbles through the crisis. But as she grows older and war starts to cast its shadow over all their lives, Rose realises there are some problems a quick wit and a ready tongue cannot solve. And she also comes to see that there are people who are not all they seem... What readers are saying about Our Rose: 'This has to be the best book I have ever bought' 'What impressed me the most about the book was the absolute attention to detail that made you feel like you were there with Rose in wartime London' 'Our Rose was a wonderful story - I loved it from start to finish'
Category: Fiction

In The Eyes Of Mr Fury

Author : Philip Ridley
ISBN : 9781943910373
Genre : Fiction
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On the day Concord Webster turned eighteen, the Devil died. The Devil’s real name was Judge Martin, but Concord’s mother called him the Devil. She said he boiled babies for dinner and made lampshades out of human skin. So why did she, who hated him so venomously, have a key to his house? The key will unlock more than just Judge’s front door. It will also unlock a multitude of stories - where magic children talk to crows, men disappear in piles of leaves, and James Dean lookalikes kiss in dark alleys - and reveal a secret history that will change Concord’s life forever. Philip Ridley’s second novel (following the sexually charged tour de force Crocodilia) was an instant cult classic when originally published in 1989. Now, for this new edition, Ridley has reimagined the story, expanding the original short novel into the world’s first LGBT magical realist epic. A vast, labyrinthine, hall-of-mirrors saga, its breathtaking imagery and stunning plot twists – covering over a hundred years – reveal Ridley to be one of the most distinctive and innovative voices in contemporary fiction.
Category: Fiction

Tell Me Tomorrow

Author : Lynda Bellingham
ISBN : 9781471102820
Genre : Fiction
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Meredith Lee is one of the most successful women in television. She has a daytime show that has an audience of millions. She seems to have it all. But behind the tirelessly successful facade lies the story of a woman who nearly lost everything. This is the story of a woman who could not keep love in her life. The love of neither her father nor her mother. Who lost the love of her life the first time around, then lost the love of her own child. She could not even find love in herself. This is a story about women, about their sugar and spice, about the deep natural instincts that drive women through whatever society is trying to pin on them at the time. It is also about love, where to look for it and how to hold on to it when it is found.
Category: Fiction

Poster Girl

Author : Beccy Cole
ISBN : 9780733632730
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Beccy Cole's inspirational memoir from the heart of Australian country music. Beccy Cole has country music in her blood. Daughter of a country music star, Carole Sturtzel, she is one of the most popular country singer-songwriters in Australia today. This is the story of her life - in her own words. At fourteen, Beccy was performing in her mother's group, Wild Oats. By her late teens, Beccy had teamed up with the Dead Ringer Band - Kasey Chambers' family band - and had attracted the attention of the country music world by winning the Star Maker quest: the same award that started the careers of Keith Urban, Lee Kernaghan, James Blundell and Gina Jeffreys. It was just the first of many awards and accolades for this multitalented woman with a big heart. With refreshing candour, Beccy shares her story: leaving everything she knew to pursue her dream, making a name for herself with her own band; her marriage and motherhood; her subsequent divorce, becoming a single mother and maintaining the nurturing love of family. Performing for the Australian troops in Afghanistan. Coming out, and what it has meant for her and her fans. Taking control of her own life - and finding love. Heartfelt and honest, Poster Girl is the inspirational memoir of a strong woman who epitomises the authentic spirit of country music, and of Australia.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Someone To Watch Over Me

Author : Suraiya Khan
ISBN : 9781477141816
Genre : Fiction
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Welcome to My World, Tilly Smart! Unexpected events occur turning my life upside down! Then, as though skiving off school and starving isnt enough for me to contend with, I even have to lose the most important thing in my life! Take action Matilda Smart! Thats my motto. Adam Khan, the most annoying neighbour pokes his oar in, unless he actually fancies me that is! Nat, Kaz, and Mary-Lou are dead puzzled, seeing me on my last legs and looking like a complete and utter wreck, but then to top it all Im accused of being a thief!
Category: Fiction

Tell Me No Lies

Author : Malorie Blackman
ISBN : 9780330543149
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Gemma longs for her lost mother, taking comfort from the cuttings in her scrapbook; pictures of mothers who loved their children come what may. Mike is new to the area; a boy with a terrible secret to hide. A secret about his missing mother. Gemma and Mike - two kids hurt by their past and now inextricably linked. Their effect on each other's lives will be explosive.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Butterfly On A Pin

Author : Alannah Hill
ISBN : 9781743585580
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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'Raw and real and funny and sad – I could not put this book down' – Jane Kennedy

'You might expect fluff and fashion ... what you get is harrowing, full-strength, funny and deeply satisfying – Zoë Foster Blake

Unflinching, funny, shocking, inspiring and tender: this is a story like no other.

Alannah Hill, one of Australia’s most successful fashion designers, created an international fashion brand that defied trends with ornamental, sophisticated elegance, beads, bows and vintage florals. But growing up in a milk bar in Tasmania, Alannah’s childhood was one of hardship, fear and abuse. At an early age she ran away from home with eight suitcases of costumes and a fierce determination to succeed, haunted by her mother’s refrain of ‘You’ll never amount to anything, you can’t sew, nobody likes you and you’re going to end up in a shallow grave, dear!’
At the height of her success, Alannah walked the razor’s edge between two identities – the ‘good’ Alannah and the ‘mongrel bastard’ Alannah. Who was the real Alannah Hill? Reprieve came in the form of a baby boy and the realisation that becoming a mother not only changes your life, but completely refurbishes it, forever.
Yet 'having it all' turned out to be another illusion. In 2013 Alannah walked away from her eponymous brand, a departure that left her coming apart at the seams. She slowly came to understand the only way she could move forward was to go back. At the heart of it all was her mother, whose loveless marriage and disappointment in life had a powerful and long-lasting effect on her daughter. It was finally time to call a truce with the past.   
This extraordinary book is the fierce and intelligent account of how a freckle-faced teenage runaway metamorphosed into a trailblazer and true original.

Category: Biography & Autobiography