Slip into your crash helmet, pull on your safety goggles and firmly secure your seat belt (even if you're not in a car). These jokes are so funny that no one can be trusted to tell them safely. Not even Her Majesty the Queen! But, if anyone can do it, Danger Mouse can.
Have you ever wanted to make your mark on the world and wondered how? Have you ever wanted to stand up to the system, break it, or make it better? Have you ever wondered how to find success amidst unpredictability ?
The answer? Be More Pirate.
In Be More Pirate, award-winning social entrepreneur Sam Conniff Allende reveals how the game-changing innovations, strategies and purpose of pirates can provide a blueprint for anyone embarking on their own personal adventure.
From creating the world's most iconic brand 150 years before Coca-Cola to championing free trade and fair pay, pirates were the true pioneers of their day. Drawing on the original eighteenth century pirate code and looking to 'modern day pirates' like Banksy, Elon Musk and Malala for inspiration, Conniff Allende reveals how to stand up to the status quo and create a personal manifesto that will ensure you find success in uncertain times.
Whatever your ideas or the scale of your ambitions, Be More Pirate will revolutionise the way you think, work and live.
Sam Conniff Allende is the founder and former CEO of Livity, a multi-award-winning youth marketing agency. Conniff Allende has led the unlikeliest collaborations between brands and bright young people on the edges of society, resulting in real innovation. He has worked with Google, Unilever, PlayStation and Dyson, and regularly speaks at these industry-leading companies.
The Dalai Lama is one of the best-known and respected public figures of modern times. A Nobel Peace Prize Winner, advocate for peace and campaigner for compassion, he regularly speaks at sell-out arena tours across the globe.
In this new biography, Alexander Norman reveals the complex and compelling character of the Dalai Lama in more detail than ever before. Drawing on his long friendship with His Holiness and with his full support, Norman gives unparalled insights into the Dalai Lama's life, from being chosen as a young boy, his exile from Tibet and his involvement in political negotiations, to the present day. Uniquely, however, this book also reveals the private life of a very public man, including his personal spiritual experiences, daily Buddhist practice and the issues that are closest to his heart. Norman also explains how the turbulent history of Tibet has shaped the Dalai Lama's thinking and personality and corrects the myths that have built up around him.
Illuminating, surprising and fascinating, this book is essential reading for all those who want to understand the Dalai Lama.
Two children, playing in the park, spend their time arguing over how good their teddy bears are, while a galaxy of strange characters and objects passes around them unnoticed. Playing with perspective, art and our view of the world when we are children, this is a classic to rediscover and share.
THE THIRD BOOK IN THE STEEPLE STREET SERIES BY SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR DONNA DOUGLAS - COMING 2018
Agnes, Polly and Philippa continue their work as district nurses, in and around the slums of Leeds.
Praise for The Nurses of Steeple Street Series:
'Full of well drawn characters and intriguing relationships. Donna Douglas skilfully charts her heroine's attempts to be accepted . . . uncovering secrets, heartbreak and lost loves along the way! Mary Gibson, author of Custard Tarts and Broken Hearts
Terraria can be a dangerous place . . . as a gang of brave adventurers are about to find out! When a group of explorers attempt to survive in Terraria, they find they'll need to keep all of their wits about them to fend off zombies, goblins and all kinds of other nasties!
This fun and frantic adventure tale is the very first novel from Terraria, the smash-hit video game that has sold over 18 million units worldwide.
A boy and girl walk into a theatre and proceed to act out the whole of Grimm's King Grisly-Beard for the reader. And they are indubitably good.
When a princess refuses to marry any of the princes her father has lined up, he marries her to a poor musician who takes her to his hovel home and makes her work for her keep. But this poor musician seems to know a bit too much about the infamous King Grisly-Beard... and he keeps his face covered a lot of the time.
On 1 February 1995, Richey Edwards, guitarist of the Manic Street Preachers, went missing at the age of 27. On the eve of a promotional trip to America, he vanished from his London hotel room, his car later discovered near the Severn Bridge, a notorious suicide spot.
Over two decades later, Richey’s disappearance remains one of the most moving, mysterious and unresolved episodes in recent pop culture history.
For those with a basic grasp of the facts, Richey's suicide seems obvious and undeniable. However, a closer investigation of his actions in the weeks and months before his disappearance just don’t add up, and until now few have dared to ask the important questions.
Withdrawn Traces is the first book written with the co-operation of the Edwards family, testimony from Richey’s closest friends and unprecedented and exclusive access to Richey’s personal archive. In a compelling real-time narrative, the authors examine fresh evidence, uncover overlooked details, profile Richey's state of mind, and brings us closer than ever before to the truth.
Edited by Charlie Brooker, the creator of the hit Netflix original series BLACK MIRROR, this book takes the very essence of the globally-acclaimed cult TV show to create new, original, darkly satirical stories that tap into our collective unease about the modern world.
This is BLACK MIRROR in book form - allowed to roam through the imaginations of some of the leading names in contemporary fiction. This collection will challenge you to see the world in a different - and more disturbing - light. You have been warned...
A is for "AaaaaAAAAaaA." B is for "Ba baba a-baba ba." I is for "I had a big idea, I did." And by the time you get to Z, oh what a zap-zop-zippity-zoppity, zany book you'll be reading!
This is an alphabet book like no other, from the author of the internationally bestselling mega-hit The Book With No Pictures. B. J. Novak is back with a book that is just as clever and even more silly.
And, this time, instead of saying "Read it again!" kids will be shouting "Let ME read it again!"
This 4-volume boxed set contains an alphabet book, a book of rhymes about each month, a counting book, and a cautionary tale all written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Includes the titles Alligators All Around, Chicken Soup with Rice, One Was Johnny, and Pierre.
Lady Leshurr - queen of the grime scene - is a voice that needs to be heard.
Lady Leshurr is a rapper with a difference. A woman, from Birmingham, she reigns in a male dominated scene thanks to the strength of her talent and grit. Everything she has achieved, she has done it herself, so she says and does what she wants. Now she brings the attitude and integrity, humour and honesty that underpin her lyrics to a book. Her story includes frank conversation about anxiety, the secrets behind her musical and business success, social media and haters, and, of course, hair.
From her tough start on an estate in Birmingham to the top of the scene, Lady Leshurr has a unique vantage point and The Queen Speaks is as entertaining as it is relevant.
Get ready to complete eleven fantastic images from the new series of Doctor Who with this timey-wimey sticker colouring book.
Inside you'll find mosaic-style pictures of the Twelfth Doctor, Bill and Nardole, plus favourite monsters, Daleks, Cybermen and more. Complete each picture with stickers and bring the world of Doctor Who to life!
In Skin, Monty Lyman takes us on a journey around the largest organ in the human body. He first explores the terrain of the physical skin, picking out the facts from the fiction. Does our diet affect our skin? What makes the skin age? Is it possible to prevent hair loss? And then the examines the intriguing hinterland between the skin and the mind, from the pain and pleasure of touch to the effects of stress on the skin.
The skin and the mind are intimate friends and no other organ carries such psychological weight. How our skin is perceived by others — or more specifically, how we think others perceive our skin — affects our mental health. The skin is itself a kind of book, upon which scars, wrinkles and tattoos tell our body's story, but it is not all written in indelible ink.
The skin also works as a wax tablet from which we scrape away old writings to use again and again. Our outer covering is a shifting visual display of our internal emotion, whether subtle facial twitches, blushing or the unwanted eruptions of an underlying physical or psychological condition. This journey will finally take us to the social skin, as Monty examines the subjects of beauty, body art, the gender role of skin and the emotive subject of skin colour.
The skin is simultaneously visible yet invisible. Despite being our largest and most obvious organ, it holds many secrets. It reveals much about who we are as human beings. To understand it is to understand us. As we look at the world through the prism of our enigmatic outer covering, we may just start seeing differently.
Over 2 million people have already used the Pomodoro Technique to transform their lives, making them more productive, more focused and even smarter.
In today’s fast-paced, time-poor environment, it’s normal to want to regain some control over your day, and Francesco Cirillo’s deceptively simple time-management method is a proven solution. Based on more than two decades of refinement and thinking, it’s easy to understand and highly adaptable. It transforms both work and home life, splitting a day into short 30-minute ‘pomodoros’, which focus your mind on what needs attention at that precise moment. You’ll learn how to work with time, eliminate burnout, manage distractions and create a better work–life balance, using only a pen, some paper and a kitchen timer.
This fully updated edition includes new and exclusive material about teamwork, to make you and your team more dynamic than ever. The Pomodoro Technique will not only boost your productivity, it will give you a life-long skill to help you achieve your goals.
I have walked in and out of the lives of countless numbers of patients. I have stood in rooms, in corners; sat on beds, chairs, and knelt on floors. I have been the visitor who is there when you find yourself most vulnerable, when you lie on a hospital bed or on a trolley in the resus department of A&E. I have been the visitor that you may never even know was there at all.
How much do you know about the doctor who walked in and out of your life? Who diagnosed your mum, nursed your granddad in his last few days, or who saved your sister’s life? And have you ever wondered what they felt? If they cried later with joy, or with grief?
Told through the lens of six emotions that all of us can empathise with, this book from the British Medical Association’s own Secret Doctor gives us a unique window onto the other side of a hospital experience. Through the Secret Doctor’s eyes we see how grief can be found in many forms, and what happens when you see fear in a patient’s eyes. We find out how to cope when you’ve made a life-threatening mistake; or what joy looks like when you feel it, and how long it lasts.
These real stories from an anonymous doctor blur the lines between patient and doctor, showing us what a doctor sees of humanity as it comes through the revolving door of the hospital, what we have in common and what makes us human.
Your Baby, Your Birth is a truly modern hypnobirthing book for ALL births.
Unlike other hypnobirthing books out there, Your Baby Your Birth doesn't promote the perfect natural birth but provides mums-to-be with the skills and tools to make any birth calm, connected and empowering. This book covers preparing for pregnancy, the birth and managing the early days after birth.
Your Baby, Your Birth will teach you:
- To listen to your body, embrace the changes, prepare your mind and relax during pregnancy. - Exercises and breathing techniques for labour and birth along with guided meditations to keep you calm - How to trust your instincts, understand you baby, make informed decisions in the early days with your new born.
Hollie de Cruz is renowned for demystifying hypnobirthing and her down-to-earth, realistic approach is highly sought after. Her clients include Fearne Cotton and Izzy Judd, as well as Giovanna and Tom Fletcher.
Whatever kind of birth you are planning let Hollie provide you with a set of deep relaxation, mindfulness and meditation tools for an empowering experience.
Surely just giving people money couldn't work. Or could it?
Imagine if every month the government deposited £1000 in your bank account, with no strings attached and nothing expected in return. It sounds crazy, but Universal Basic Income (UBI) has become one of the most influential policy ideas of our time. The founder of Facebook, Obama's chief economist, governments from Canada to Finland are all seriously debating some form of UBI.
In this sparkling and provocative book, economics writer Annie Lowrey looks at the global UBI movement. She travels to Kenya to see how UBI is lifting the poorest people on earth out of destitution, India to see how inefficient government programs are failing the poor, South Korea to interrogate UBI’s intellectual pedigree, and Silicon Valley to meet the tech titans financing UBI pilots in expectation of a world with advanced artificial intelligence and little need for human labour. She also examines at the challenges the movement faces: contradictory aims, uncomfortable costs, and most powerfully, the entrenched belief that no one should get something for nothing.
The UBI movement is not just an economic policy -- it also calls into question our deepest intuitions about what we owe each other and what activities society rewards and values.
One dusk in early June, in town deep in the Balou mountains, fourteen-year-old Li Niannian notices that something strange is going on. As the residents would usually be getting ready for bed and falling asleep, instead they start appearing in the streets and fields. There are people everywhere.
Li Niannian watches, mystified. But then he understands that the people are dreamwalking, carrying on with their daily business as if the sun hadn’t already gone down. And before too long, as more and more people succumb, in the black of night all hell breaks loose.
Set over the course of one night, The Day the Sun Died sets chaos and darkness against the sunny optimism of the ‘Chinese dream’ promoted by President Xi Jinping. We are thrown into the middle of an increasingly strange and troubling waking nightmare as Li Niannian and his father struggle to save the town, and persuade the beneficent sun to rise again.
Praise for Yan Lianke's books
‘Nothing short of a masterpiece’ Guardian
‘A hyper-real tour de force, a blistering condemnation of political corruption and excess’ Financial Times
‘Mordant satire from a brave fabulist’ Daily Mail
‘Exuberant and imaginative’ Sunday Times
‘I can think of few better novelists than Yan, with his superlative gifts for storytelling and penetrating eye for truth’ New York Times Book Review
Cade Quarter has spent the last few years of his life running from an enemy he’s never even met – the ruthless and power-hungry High Professor of Flight, Quove Lentis. But Quove’s deadly agenda has finally caught up with Cade, and now he must leave his home and flee once more, this time to the legendary floating city of New Sanctaphrax. But even reuniting with his uncle, Nate Quarter, isn’t the end of Cade’s troubles – and now, more than ever, he must find the courage to defy his enemies, unite his friends, and unlock the secrets of descending.
The Descenders is the third and final book in the Cade trilogy - the fifth and final saga in Stewart and Riddell’s internationally bestselling series, The Edge Chronicles, which has featured on the Times and New York Times bestseller lists, and sold more than 3 million copies. 2018 marks twenty years of the series, now complete with thirteen titles across five separate but interlinking sagas.