- Strong Woman: Ambition, Grit and a Great Pair of Heels
Karren Brady is Britain's best-known business woman. An inspiration to women everywhere, her incredible success is borne of her passion, impressive business instinct, ambition, and her very genuine, honest, down-to-earth outlook. This is her story...how she started out as a sparky 18 year old selling advertising space and how she went on to persuade David Sullivan, at the age of 23 to buy a football club - turning that business round to sell it for an incredible GBP82 million 12 years later. How she balances her personal life with her professional, her priorities, her life as mother of two and wife. How she coped when doctors told her after a routine scan that she had a brain aneurysm, that she must have a complicated operation immediately and had a 30% chance of not surviving, and how it has since influenced her outlook and priorities. An overwhelmingly inspiring and real look at work and life, Karren Brady defies convention as a directional business woman in a male industry. This is how she does it, and through her experience, her drive and her skills - it's a brilliant insight into how you can do it too.
- The Thing around your Neck
From the Orange Prize-winning author of 'Half of a Yellow Sun' come twelve dazzling stories that turn a penetrating eye on the ties that bind men and women, parents and children, Nigeria and the West. In 'A Private Experience', a medical student hides from a violent riot with a poor Muslim woman whose dignity and faith force her to confront the realities and fears she's been pushing away. In 'Tomorrow Is Too Far', a woman unlocks the devastating secret that surrounds her brother's death. The young mother at the centre of 'Imitation' finds her comfortable life threatened when she learns that her husband back in Lagos has moved his mistress into their home. And the title story depicts the choking loneliness of a Nigerian girl who moves to an America that turns out to be nothing like the country she expected; though falling in love brings her desires nearly within reach, a death in her homeland forces her to re-examine them. Searing and profound, suffused with beauty, sorrow and longing, this collection is a resounding confirmation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's prodigious storytelling powers.
- The Hummingbird Bakery Home Sweet Home
Britain s million-copy bestselling, hugely popular bakery is back with over 100 new tried-and-triple-tested recipes that celebrate home baking.
This stunning new cookbook, including step-by-step photos and every foolproof recipe with its own image, offers some of the bakers all-time favourite home baking recipes and brand new, inspirational ideas.
Our love of baking has been handed down from generation to generation and this collection of gorgeous Hummingbird bakes includes delicious cupcakes, loaves, layer cakes, biscuits, sweets, roulades, pies, puds and savouries all with the unique Hummingbird twist.
Pecan and Toffee Thumbprint Cookies, Custard Cream Cupcakes, and Strawberry Milkshake Cupcakes for afternoon tea; Pineapple Upside-down Cake, Blackbottom Pie, Raspberry and Jelly Roll and for dessert; Blueberry Buns, S more Brownies or Pinwheels for a delicious pick-me-up; Red Velvet Roulade, Maple and Walnut Streusel Cake, and Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Meringue for something a bit special.
From easy-peasy Olive Loaf to gorgeous Lemon Layer Cake, the baker s original cakes and bakes will appeal to novice bakers and confident pie-makers alike - and offer memorable moments for friends, family or simply to enjoy at home.
This gorgeous, mouth-watering cookbook evokes a delightful age of classic home baking and will stand out from the baking shelf with recipes to treat, to give, and to celebrate.
- Girl with a Pearl Earring
The classic novelistic imagining of the relationship between Johannes Vermeer and his most famous subject is reissued here, having popularly been adapted since its initial publication
- When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit
Anna was only nine years old in 1933, too busy with her school work and friends to take much notice of Adolf Hitler's face glaring out of political posters all over Berlin. Being Jewish, she thought, was just something you were because your parents and grandparents were Jewish. But then one day her father was unaccountably, frighteningly missing. Soon after, she and her brother, Max, were hurried out of Germany by their mother with alarming secrecy.
Reunited in Switzerland, Anna and her family embark on an adventure that would go on for years, in several different countries. They learn many new things: new languages, how to cope with the wildest confusions, and how to be poor. Anna soon discovers that there are special skills to being a refugee. And as long as the family stayed together, that was all that really mattered.