The People at Number 9

Author: Felicity Everett

Publisher: HQ

ISBN: 9780008228804

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Page: N.A

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'Have you met them yet, the new couple?' When Gav and Lou move into the house next door, Sara spends days plucking up courage to say hello. The neighbours are glamorous, chaotic and just a little eccentric. They make the rest of Sara's street seem dull by comparison. When the hand of friendship is extended, Sara is delighted and flattered. Incredibly, Gav and Lou seem to see something in Sara and Neil that they admire too. In no time at all, the two couples are soulmates, sharing suppers, bottles of red wine and childcare, laughing and trading stories and secrets late into the night in one another's houses. And the more time Sara spends with Gav and Lou, the more she longs to make changes in her own life. But those changes will come at a price. Soon Gav and Lou will be asking things they've no right to ask of their neighbours, with shattering consequences for all of them... Have you met The People at Number 9? A dark and delicious novel about envy, longing and betrayal in the suburbs...

The Story of Us

Author: Felicity Everett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473519675

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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It is 1982 and Thatcher is in Downing Street, Human League is in the charts and Dallas is on the telly. But the girls of Albacore Street are too busy to notice. For Stella, Bridget, Vinnie, Maxine and Nell, life revolves around demos, parties and no-strings sex. Against a background of Greenham Common and the Miner's Strike, however, they are about to learn that life is not quite as simple as they thought. Twenty years on and they are juggling like mad, but dropping all the balls. Their partners are straying, their daughters want plastic surgery, and their careers have stalled. Living increasingly separate lives, the tie that binds them grows thinner, until tragedy brings them back together, giving them a chance to refocus themselves on their friendship, their misdirected lives, and their survival.

The Fairground Ghost

Author: Felicity Everett,Lesley Sims

Publisher: USBORNE

ISBN: 9780746048573

Category: Children's stories

Page: 63

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This series combines good stories with easy reading text, and is intended for readers who have just started reading alone.

People of the Lie

Author: M. Scott Peck

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684848597

Category: Medical

Page: 269

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With his classic trilogy, The Road Less Traveled, Further Along the Road Less Traveled, and The Road Less Traveled and Beyond, Dr. M. Scott Peck has introduced more than seven million readers to an integration of the deepest insights of psychiatry with those of religion. In this absorbing and equally inspiring companion volume, Dr. Peck brilliantly probes into the essence of human evil. People who are evil attack others instead of facing their own failures. Peck demonstrates the havoc these people of the lie work in the lives of those around them. He presents, from vivid incidents encountered in his psychiatric practice, examples of evil in everyday life. This book is by turns disturbing, fascinating, and altogether impossible to put down as it offers a strikingly original approach to the age-old problem of human evil.

Palaces of the People

How to Build a More Equal and United Society

Author: Eric Klinenberg

Publisher: Jonathan Cape

ISBN: 9781847925008

Category:

Page: 288

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How can we bring people together? In Palaces for the People Professor Eric Klinenberg presents a simple but transformative idea for health, happiness, safety and healing our divided, unequal society. Too often we take for granted and neglect our libraries, parks, markets, schools, playgrounds, gardens and communal spaces, but decades of research now shows that these places can have an extraordinary effect on our health and wellbeing and that of society as a whole. Why? Because wherever people cross paths and linger, wherever we gather informally, strike up a conversation and get to know one another, relationships blossom and communities emerge - and where communities are strong, people are safer and healthier, crime drops and commerce thrives, and peace, tolerance and stability take root. Through uplifting human stories, Palaces for the People shows that properly designing and maintaining this 'social infrastructure? is our single best strategy for a more equal and united society.

How To Win Friends and Influence People

Author: Dale Carnegie

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451621716

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

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You can go after the job you want—and get it! You can take the job you have—and improve it! You can take any situation—and make it work for you! Dale Carnegie’s rock-solid, time-tested advice has carried countless people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. One of the most groundbreaking and timeless bestsellers of all time, How to Win Friends & Influence People will teach you: -Six ways to make people like you -Twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking -Nine ways to change people without arousing resentment And much more! Achieve your maximum potential—a must-read for the twenty-first century with more than 15 million copies sold!

The Usborne Book of Explorers

Author: Felicity Everett,Struan Reid

Publisher: Usborne Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780794515331

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 47

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Describes explorers and voyages of exploration throughout history, organized into such geographical categories as Asia, the Americas, and mountains, and including such explorers as Marco Polo, Jacques Cartier, and James Cook.

Something Only We Know

Author: Kate Long

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471128938

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Sometimes a secret is too big to hide... Jen is a trainee journalist working on Chester's local paper, dreaming of something bigger. Her sister, Helen, is beautiful but damaged, and hides a secret that has affected the whole family, one they cannot escape but one she is trying to move on from. As Helen learns to become a whole person once again, her family struggles with the past, and how they will move forward together. And Jen realises that the one person she needs to help her through is the one person she cannot have - Helen's boyfriend, Ned… Praise for Kate Long: 'A storyteller in the Joanna Trollope league, Long writes astutely and comically about the complexities of motherhood' Independent 'Warm, witty and wise' Red 'One of the authors that I rush out to buy straight away. I find her work challenging, witty, fresh and real' Adele Parks

A People's History of the United States

1492-Present

Author: Howard Zinn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317325303

Category: History

Page: 744

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This is a new edition of the radical social history of America from Columbus to the present. This powerful and controversial study turns orthodox American history upside down to portray the social turmoil behind the "march of progress". Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People's History is the only volume to tell America's story from the point of view of - and in the words of - America's women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, the working poor, and immigrant laborers. As historian Howard Zinn shows, many of America's greatest battles - the fights for fair wage, an eight-hour workday, child-labor laws, health and safety standards, universal suffrage, women's rights, racial equality - were carried out at the grassroots level, against bloody resistance. Covering Christopher Columbus's arrival through the Clinton years A People's History of the United States, which was nominated for the American Book Award in 1981, is an insightful analysis of the most important events in US history.

Steve Jobs

Author: Walter Isaacson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451648545

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 630

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Draws on more than forty interviews with Steve Jobs, as well as interviews with family members, friends, competitors, and colleagues to offer a look at the co-founder and leading creative force behind the Apple computer company.

Humans of New York: Stories

Author: Brandon Stanton

Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.

ISBN: 1925479404

Category: Photography

Page: 304

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"An instant publishing phenomenon" The New York Times "The images are gorgeous, and the effect is like walking through a version of our city where startlingly honest thought bubbles appear over everyone's head." New York Magazine In the summer of 2010, photographer Brandon Stanton began an ambitious project - to single-handedly create a photographic census of New York City. The photos he took and the accompanying interviews became the blog Humans of New York. In the first three years, his audience steadily grew from a few hundred to over one million. In 2013, his book Humans of New York, based on that blog, was published and immediately catapulted to the top of the NY Times Bestseller List. Ever since Brandon began interviewing people on the streets of NY, the dialogue he's had with them has increasingly become as in-depth, intriguing and moving as the photos themselves. Humans of New York: Stories presents a whole new group of humans, complete with stories that delve deeper and surprise with greater candor. Let Brandon Stanton and the people he's photographed astonish you all over again.

The People Next Door: From the Number One Bestselling Author

Author: Roisin Meaney

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444743902

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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'Roisin Meaney is a skilful storyteller' Sheila O'Flanagan A warm, spell-binding tale of friendship, love and second chances from this Number One bestselling author. Behind the brightly coloured doors of Miller's Avenue live people with very complicated lives... When Yvonne in number 7 joins an online dating website, she's looking for something more than friendship but after a series of disastrous encounters, decides to shut down her account. Is she shutting out her only chance of finding love? While next door Dan, still reeling from his wife's desertion, signs up for a cookery course. As his lemon souffle rises, so does his interest in someone close to home ... Further along, Kathryn is struggling to keep her marriage together despite the best efforts of her interfering mother-in-law. As tension grows between the two women, Kathryn wonders if Grainne will finally succeed, as she realises that she may never give her husband Justin what he wants. As the drama unfolds along Millers Avenue, the inhabitants learn that the things you most yearn for can often be found on your own doorstep.

The Clumsy Crocodile

Author: Felicity Everett,Alex De Wolf,Alison Kelly

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780746089057

Category: Children's stories

Page: 64

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Part of Young Reading Series 2 for children who are reading more confidently. They use varied sentence lengths and more challenging vocabulary.

The Housekeeper

A Novel

Author: Suellen Dainty

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476771405

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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"An addictively dark tale full of psychological drama, long-hidden secrets, and the dangers of fabricating a pristine public façade, The Housekeeper will satisfy any reader’s cravings for family drama." —Redbook "[The Housekeeper] will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page." —Buzzfeed “A tantalizing glimpse into the everyday lives of the rich and famous—and the people who work for them.”—Shelf Awareness When Anne Morgan’s successful boyfriend—who also happens to be her boss—leaves her for another woman, Anne finds herself in desperate need of a new job and a quiet place to recover. Meanwhile, her celebrity idol, Emma Helmsley (England’s answer to Martha Stewart and Oprah Winfrey), is in need of a housekeeper, an opportunity which seems too good to be true. Through her books, website, and blog, Emma Helmsley advises her devoted followers on how to live a balanced life in a hectic world. Her husband, Rob, is a high profile academic, and her children, Jake and Lily, are well-adjusted teenagers. On the surface, they are the perfect family. But Anne soon finds herself intimately ensconced in the Helmsley’s dirty laundry, both literally and figuratively. Underneath the dust, grime, and whimsical clutter, everyone has a secret to hide. And Anne’s own disturbing past soon threatens to unhinge everything... For fans of Notes on a Scandal and The Woman Upstairs, The Housekeeper is a nuanced psychological drama about the dark recesses of the human mind and the dangerous consequences of long-buried secrets.

The People of Walmart. com Adult Coloring Book

Rolling Back Dignity

Author: Andrew Kipple

Publisher: Day Drankin' Press

ISBN: 9781945056086

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 76

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Brought to you by the wildly popular website, PeopleofWalmart.com, this official adult coloring book performs VERY well on Amazon at $13.99. It is comprised of 37 single sided images, all original and intricate artwork based on the images from the website that makes MILLIONS laugh. It is both beautiful and hilarious."

Little Darlings

A Novel

Author: Melanie Golding

Publisher: HarperAvenue

ISBN: 9781443456821

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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SOON TO BE A MOTION PICTURE Film rights sold to Notting Hill director Roger Michell and producer Kevin Loader A new mother becomes convinced that her children are not her own… Lauren, a new mother, is exhausted by the demands of her twin boys. Since coming home from the hospital, she rarely leaves the house. But it isn't only new motherhood keeping her there. Lauren knows someone is watching them and someone wants her babies. It started with an incident at the hospital and an emergency call in the middle of the night. No one believes her -- not her husband, not the police -- until one day in the park when everything changes. Is Lauren mad or does she know something no one else does? A gripping novel that gets to the heart of a mother’s worst fears, and how often they are ignored.

Me and Mr J

Author: Rachel McIntyre

Publisher: Electric Monkey

ISBN: 9781405273442

Category: Schools

Page: 288

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Fifteen-year-old Lara has found her soulmate. There's just one problem - he's her teacher. A compelling and controversial debut from a fresh and original new voice in YA fiction.Lara's life has changed radically since her father lost his job. As the eldest, she tries to keep upbeat for the sake of her younger siblings, so her diary becomes her sole outlet for how awful everything is at home. And to make matters worse, Lara is being bullied at school.Things are going from bad to worse when a new, young teacher, Mr. Jagger, arrives at school. Quickly, Lara feels Mr. J is the one person who takes her seriously, notices her potential, and is kind to her. The one person with whom she falls madly and hopelessly in love with. The one person who cannot reciprocate her feelings . . . can he?Exploring relevant and provactive themes including abuse, bullying, forbidden love, and self-esteem issues, "Me and Mr J" will strike a chord with adolescents and adults alike.