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Flesh and Blood

Diane Blood (Author)

Diane Blood first hit the headlines in 1996 when she went to court to fight for the right to use her late husband's sperm to try for the child they had planned together before his sudden death from meningitis. Diane's case caused an ethical storm and was debated in the courts, in Parliament and in the media. With huge public support, yet against almost impossible odds, she won on appeal and went on to have two miraculous little boys.

The legal battles were not over, however, as the law still prevented Diane from naming the boys' father on their birth certificates. After many hurdles and stumbling blocks, she triumphed again and made constitutional history when the Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Deceased Fathers) Act finally came into force on 1 December 2003 and she was allowed to re-register her children's births.

Flesh and Blood asks many important questions and helps provide some of the answers. It shows how controversial policies are made that affect all our lives. Beyond that, it is a simple story of life, death and procreation: an incredibly vivid account written by the woman who lived through the despair and jubilation.

Blood

Alan Durant (Author)

Cheap tabloid headlines scream the brutal facts at 17-year-old Robert Harrison: his parents have been shot dead in the sitting room of their suburban home. Robert's initial shock and anger is soon replaced by a growing sence of a conspiracy to protect him from the truth. So he decides to investigate the murder himself and the secrets he uncovers about his parents lead him to the brink of sanity and put his life in danger . . .

Blood

Janice Galloway (Author)

'BLOOD is a virtuoso work: the writing sinewy and beautiful. . . the integrity of vision coruscating; the whole driven by the author's restless experimentation with form. And at least two stories, 'Blood' itself and 'Fearless', will certainly end up in anthologies: not Best Scottish Writers, or Best Women Writers, but quite simply, Best' New Statesman and Society.

'I remember reading a story by Janice Galloway for the first time; its urgency of voice, that certainty of expression, I wondered why I hadn't heard of her before; then discovered that she was altogether new to writing. It was some debut. She really is a fine writer' James Kelman

'Blood is a virtuoso work: the writing sinewy and beautiful...the integrity of vision coruscating; the whole driven by the author's restless experimentation with form. And at least two stories, 'Blood' itself and 'Fearless', will certainly end up in anthologies: not Best Scottish Writers, or Best Women Writers, but, quite simply, best' New Statesman

'A salutary collection...A marvellous revelation. A writer of passion and virtuosity shines through' Scotland on Sunday

'Genuinely unnerving...she is a fierce, troubling new writer' Observer

'Galloway flecks her hard-edged realism with impressionist grace-notes, a potent mixture that confirms her...as one of Scotland's best young writers' Sunday Telegraph

'There is ample proof in Blood of Galloway's unassailable talent. Marvellously funny and beautifully paced' Glasgow Herald

Monster Blood Tattoo: Lamplighter

D M Cornish (Author)

Rossamund Bookchild has successfully negotiated the treacherous route to High Vesting. But even within the sturdy walls of the great city he is far from safe. For the path to becoming a Lamplighter is fraught with dangers - and not just from the dread monsters who lurk in the wilds. Rossamund will need all his wits to survive his training. And he must watch his back too, for enemies from his past are never far behind.

Stunning in scope and rich in detail, alive with memorable heroes and villains and brimming with new and original science and magics, D.M. Cornish's tale of scolds, scourges, smugglers and shrewds will thrill and captivate, and leave the reader desperate for more.

Monster Blood Tattoo: Foundling

D M Cornish (Author)

Rossamund has always dreamed of a career in the Navy, fighting tentacled monsters and rescuing damsels from hook-handed pirates. But fate has chosen him for a different path. He is being sent to train as a Lamplighter - to bring light to the inland roads of the Half-Continent, to shine the way for travellers through lands peopled by outcasts, monsters and worse.
But for Rossamund to begin his education, he must first undertake a journey of his own: to the great city of High Vesting. Such a road is not for the faint of heart. Only monster-hunters, leers and the most desperate of brigands dare travel the inland ways unguarded. And all Rossamund carries with him is a battered almanac and a pocketful of cheap potions. It is unlikely to be enough.
Stunning in scope and rich in detail, alive with memorable heroes and villains and brimming with new and original science and magics, D.M. Cornish's tale of scolds, scourges, smugglers and shrewds will thrill and captivate, and leave the reader desperate for more.

Monster Blood Tattoo: Factotum

D M Cornish (Author)

Not all monsters look like monsters.
Some everyday folk are the worst monsters of all . . .

Rossamund Bookchild's lamplighting career has been brought to a dramatic close, and he now faces a new life as personal assistant to Europe, a powerful monster-hunter. As he settles into his new role, he finally discovers the story of his origins - a story that must remain hidden if he is to survive in a land divided by the conflict between men and monsters.

But now that he knows the truth, how can Rossamund work alongside a professional monster-hater? Only his loyalty to Europe keeps him by her side as they embark on a dangerous monster-hunting tour that must in tragedy...

Blood Of My Blood

Barry Lyga (Author)

Jasper Dent can’t escape his family. Wherever he goes, whatever he does, his father’s reputation hangs over him.

Because Billy Dent’s not like other dads. He’s a serial killer.

And now he’s got Jasper’s girlfriend in his clutches.

Billy must be stopped, against all the odds. Jasper knows he’s the only one who can do it, the only one smart enough and quick enough to find him.

After all, it’s in his blood.

Blood from Blood

Barry Eisler (Author)

John Rain has gone to ground. He's had enough of doing people's dirtywork for them. He's had his fill of killing. Yet when his old nemesistracks him down, he is forced to do his bidding. Powerful, secretiveelements threaten to bring down the government - and Rain must stopthem the only way he knows how. Getting involved will expose his fewfriends and contacts to extreme danger. But no one knows this businesslike John Rain, and no one would underestimate a man protecting all heholds dear...

Eat Right for Blood Type A

Peter J. D'Adamo (Author)

The Eat Right 4 Your Type portable and personal blood type guide to staying healthy and achieving your ideal weight.

It's science! Different blood types mean different body chemistries. Eating foods that your blood type can process easily can help you lose weight and ward off illness - as well as giving you bags of energy.

Based on your genetic make-up, EAT RIGHT 4 YOUR BLOOD TYPE means eating foods that are compatible with your individual chemistry. If your blood type is A, then you will enjoy your best health on a vegetarian diet.

Carry this handy checklist with you wherever you go, so you can make the right food choices in the supermarket, while eating out or on holiday. Inside are complete listings of what's right for Type A in all of the main food, drink and supplement categories, so you can avoid putting on those extra pounds or feeling unwell from eating the wrong thing.

Soon you'll be on your way to developing the perfect prescription plan for your type. The EAT RIGHT 4 YOUR TYPE portable and personal blood type guide to staying healthy and achieving your ideal weight.

Eat Right for Blood Type AB

Peter J. D'Adamo (Author)

The Eat Right 4 Your Type portable and personal blood type guide to staying healthy and achieving your ideal weight.

It's science! Different blood types mean different body chemistries. Eating foods that your blood type can process easily can help you lose weight and ward off illness - as well as giving you bags of energy.

Based on your genetic make-up, EAT RIGHT 4 YOUR BLOOD TYPE means eating foods that are compatible with your individual chemistry. If your blood type is AB, then you will enjoy your best health on a mainly vegetarian diet, with some fish and seafood.

Carry this handy checklist with you wherever you go, so you can make the right food choices in the supermarket, while eating out or on holiday. Inside are complete listings of what's right for Type AB in all of the main food, drink and supplement categories, so you can avoid putting on those extra pounds or feeling unwell from eating the wrong thing.

Soon you'll be on your way to developing the perfect prescription plan for your type. The EAT RIGHT 4 YOUR TYPE portable and personal blood type guide to staying healthy and achieving your ideal weight.

Eat Right for Blood Type O

Peter J. D'Adamo (Author)

The Eat Right 4 Your Type portable and personal blood type guide to staying healthy and achieving your ideal weight.

It's science! Different blood types mean different body chemistries. Eating foods that your blood type can process easily can help you lose weight and ward off illness - as well as giving you bags of energy.

Based on your genetic make-up, EAT RIGHT 4 YOUR BLOOD TYPE means eating foods that are compatible with your individual chemistry. If your blood type is O, then you will enjoy your best health on a high protein, low carbohydrate diet, and make sure you get plenty of animal protein.

Carry this handy checklist with you wherever you go, so you can make the right food choices in the supermarket, while eating out or on holiday. Inside are complete listings of what's right for Type O in all of the main food, drink and supplement categories, so you can avoid putting on those extra pounds or feeling unwell from eating the wrong thing.

Soon you'll be on your way to developing the perfect prescription plan for your type. The EAT RIGHT 4 YOUR TYPE portable and personal blood type guide to staying healthy and achieving your ideal weight.

Eat Right For Blood Type B

Peter J. D'Adamo (Author)

The Eat Right 4 Your Type portable and personal blood type guide to staying healthy and achieving your ideal weight.

It's science! Different blood types mean different body chemistries. Eating foods that your blood type can process easily can help you lose weight and ward off illness - as well as giving you bags of energy.

Based on your genetic make-up, EAT RIGHT 4 YOUR BLOOD TYPE means eating foods that are compatible with your individual chemistry. If your blood type is B, then you will enjoy your best health on a varied diet, including plenty of protein and a bit of dairy too.

Carry this handy checklist with you wherever you go, so you can make the right food choices in the supermarket, while eating out or on holiday. Inside are complete listings of what's right for Type B in all of the main food, drink and supplement categories, so you can avoid putting on those extra pounds or feeling unwell from eating the wrong thing.

Soon you'll be on your way to developing the perfect prescription plan for your type. The EAT RIGHT 4 YOUR TYPE portable and personal blood type guide to staying healthy and achieving your ideal weight.

Young Blood

Graham Johnson (Author)

'The young bloods did not care whether they killed criminals or civilians . . .’

The Cartel is Britain’s biggest drugs gang, a global corporation employing thousands of criminals and flooding Britain with cocaine and heroin. Yet the established order is under threat: street gangs are overwhelming the old-school Cartel godfathers with a campaign of violence, intimidation and mayhem, heralding a series of events that has had devastating consequences for the whole of society.

In Young Blood, the explosive follow-up to The Cartel, bestselling true-crime author Graham Johnson reveals how the brutal assassination of drug baron Colin ‘King Cocaine’ Smith in 2007 by a group of young bucks triggered the rise of the foot soldier, and exposes the bitter struggle that has spread throughout Europe as various factions battle to seize control of the most lucrative crime syndicate in British history.

Blood Magic

Tessa Gratton (Author)

A fiery, seductive novel of magic, secrets and love - fans of FALLEN will be equally spellbound!

My whole body shivered. I was about to find out if magic was real. The electric thrill of terror was sharp on my tongue. I cut deep.

The murder of her parents has left Silla damaged and lost, and her insistence that her father is not to blame alienates her from her friends and family. When a mysterious spell book arrives, Silla hopes it will lead to some answers about her parents' killer. In her first attempt at magic, in an old graveyard near her home, she is overseen by Nick, the new boy in town who has a chilling past of his own. Together, they must contend with a deadly immortal woman who will stop at nothing to possess the book of spells.

Blood Family

Anne Fine (Author)

Edward is four years old when he is locked away with his mother by her abusive, alcoholic partner, Harris. By the time an elderly neighbour spots his pale face peering through a crack in the boarded-up window and raises the alarm, he is seven.

Rescue comes, but lasting damage has been done. Sent to live with a kindly foster family, and then adopted, Edward struggles to adapt to normal life. Even as a teenager it’s still clear to his new family and schoolmates there’s something odd about him.

Then one fateful day, Edward catches a glimpse of himself in a photograph. What he sees shocks him to the core – a vision of Harris. Was this monster his father all along? And does that mean that, deep down, another Harris is waiting to break out?

Every step of progress Edward has made swiftly begins to unravel, and he has to decide whether his blood will determine his future.

Blood Feud

Rosemary Sutcliff (Author)

Jestyn the Englishman had once been Thormod the Viking's slave, but after saving Thormod's life he became his shoulder to shoulder man and sworn brother in the deadly blood feud to avenge Thormod's murdered father, a feud that would take them all the way to Constantinople.

Cold Blood

Richard Kerridge (Author)

As a boy, Richard Kerridge loved to encounter wild creatures and catch them for his back-garden zoo. In a country without many large animals, newts caught his attention first of all, as the nearest he could get to the African wildlife he watched on television. There were Smooth Newts, mottled like the fighter planes in the comics he read, and the longed-for Great Crested Newt, with its huge golden eye.

The gardens of Richard and his reptile-crazed friends filled up with old bath tubs containing lizards, toads, Marsh Frogs, newts, Grass Snakes and, once, an Adder. Besides capturing them, he wanted to understand them. What might it be like to be cold blooded, to sleep through the winter, to shed your skin and taste wafting chemicals on your tongue? Richard has continued to ask these questions during a lifetime of fascinated study.

Part natural-history guide to these animals, part passionate nature writing, and part personal story, Cold Blood is an original and perceptive memoir about our relationship with nature. Through close observation, it shows how even the suburbs can seem wild when we get close to these thrilling, weird and uncanny animals.

Blood Count

Robert Goddard (Author)

Thirteen years ago, surgeon Edward Hammond performed a life-saving operation on Serbian gangster Dragan Gazi. Now Gazi is standing trial for war crimes at the international court in The Hague. After Hammond saved his life, Gazi's men went on to slaughter thousands in the Balkan civil wars.

Now, in exchange for keeping Hammond's dirty little secret, Gazi's family want a small favour: to find the man who knows what happened to Gazi's money. But Italian financier Marco Piravani doesn't want to be found. And no sooner has Hammond tracked him down than he disappears again. Hammond has no choice but to set off across Europe in pursuit.

In Blood Count, every action has a consequence and every question must have an answer. Only then might Hammond be able to lay the past to rest...

Blood Water

Dean Vincent Carter (Author)

They're all dead now. I am the last one.

Dr Morrow can't identify the 'thing' he found living in the lake but he knows it's dangerous . . . then it goes missing . . .

Caught in the flood that is devastating the town, brothers Sean and James stumble across Morrow and the carnage left at his lab. The missing specimen is some kind of deadly parasite that moves from person to person, destroying its hosts in disgusting, gory ways.

The death toll will rise along with the waters unless the brothers can track down the homicidal specimen and find a way to destroy it.

Fresh Blood

Tony Parsons (Author)

An exclusive short story featuring DC Max Wolfe from Tony Parsons, the Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author of The Murder Bag

The gruesome discovery of the body of an old man on Hampstead Heath leads DC Max Wolfe deep into gangland London. Could the dead man's connections to the Krays and the Richardsons be behind the killing? As Max delves deeper, he uncovers a new gang war, one that could have terrible consequences for him and the people he loves.

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