Three weeks before his wedding, on the eve of the most important trial of his career, Joe Sinclair has vanished. As his fiancé anxiously awaits word on his whereabouts, Joe’s dearest friends question his recent unusual behavior. And while Joe’s teenage defendant grasps to the dwindling hope of a murder acquittal, the mystery of the unsolved murder of Joe’s high school sweetheart resurfaces. Is Joe, the target of deep-rooted accusations from the past, now a victim of his own circumstance? Or will his disappearance finally uncover the truth?
‘She was greetin’ again. But there’s no need for Lorraine to be feart, since the first day of primary school, Angela has always been there to mop up her tears and snotters.’ An uplifting black comedy of love, family life and friendship, Talk of the Toun is a bittersweet coming-of-age tale set in the summer of 1985, in working class, central belt Scotland. Lifelong friends Angela and Lorraine are two very different girls, with a growing divide in their aspirations and ambitions putting their friendship under increasing strain. Artistically gifted Angela has her sights set on art school, but lassies like Angela, from a small town council scheme, are expected to settle for a nice wee secretarial job at the local factory. Her only ally is her gallus gran, Senga, the pet psychic, who firmly believes that her granddaughter can be whatever she wants. Though Lorraine’s ambitions are focused closer to home Angela has plans for her too, and a caravan holiday to Filey with Angela’s family tests the dynamics of their relationship and has lifelong consequences for them both. Effortly capturing the religious and social intricacies of 1980s Scotland, Talk of the Toun is the perfect mix of pathos and humour as the two girls wrestle with the complications of growing up and exploring who they really are. ‘Fresh, fierce and funny... a sharp and poignant study of growing up in 1980s Scotland. You'll laugh, you'll cry... you'll cringe.’ - Karen Campbell
Sabotage!!! Agrav. It was the century's most important advance in space travel...and an experiment so revolutionary that only the men who huddled beneath the surface of Jupiter Nine were permitted to know its full meaning. Yet someone else did know--knew everything, saw everything, head everything--and was diabolically sabotaging the top-secret mission.
Who or what the enemy was, Lucky Starr didn't know. but one thing was certain.
The deadly force was not human...not even remotely human!
Black Pudding & Foie Gras is Michelin Star chef Andrew Pern’s multi award-winning culinary autobiography. It strikes the perfect balance between showcasing many of his mouth-watering dishes and the heart-warming account of Andrew’s fascinating life around food at The Star Inn in North Yorkshire. Its much more than a cookery book, it tells Andrew’s story, delves deep into his philosophy on food, introduces you to his local suppliers and provides a captivating and humorous insight into the life of a family that run a successful British food institution. By the time you’ve finished the book, its very clear that these are the thoughts of someone who views food and cooking as a way of life, and not just a job. The recipes come divided into sections that reflect the menu as opposed to the ingredients and give you all the knowledge to recreate some of his best loved dishes. Starters include beer-battered Scarborough Woof - a much loved fish from the North Sea coast; butter-roast Sand Hutton Asparagus and pressed Terrine of Yorkshire Gammon. Main courses feature traditionally garnished North Yorkshire Moors Grouse complete with Streaky Bacon, Bread Sauce and homemade Redcurrant Jelly; Charles Ashbridge’s Gloucester Old Spot Suckling Pig with Black Pudding and Cider and Hartlepool-landed Halibut with steamed marsh Samphire. Also on offer are comfort foods such as steamed Steak and Kidney Pudding with Oysters and braised neck of heather-fed Moorland Mutton with Pearl Barley. Puddings again reflect local produce and combine the more modern with the old traditions - think fresh Lemon Tart, Pimms No1 Jelly and rich dark Chocolate and Orange Tart before moving on to Ampleforth Abbey Apple Tarte Tatin, baked Ginger Parkin and steamed Ale Cake. Andrew reflects that puddings were never a strong point, the household much preferring cheese and the section entitled 'Cheese Counter’ gives such delights as grilled Wensleydale Buck Rarebit with Ox Tongue and Lincolnshire Poacher with 'Felixkirk’ Fennel. Cheese is followed by an enticing chapter entitled 'Drinks Cabinet’ featuring recipes for home-made liqueurs such as Rhubarb Schnapps, Damson Vodka and spiced Cider, before you open up the 'Chef\’s Pantry’ and discover the essential stocks and accompaniments needed to complete the recipes. The book’s luxurious, tactile suede cover with embossed title gives way to 400 beautifully designed pages containing stunning photography, both in black and white and colour, by award winning photographers Antonio Olmos and Sam Bailey. There is nothing glossy about this book, it is just a rich reflection on the life and food of one of Britain’s brightest young chefs.
Witches of Etlantium continues with an exciting and romantic new installment Aislin has been abducted from her homeland and sold into slavery by her mother to a man she has yet to meet and delivered by a man she can't resist.
The two of them have their own demons to manage, but if she can win either of them to her side, she might have a chance of finding revenge on the selfish mother who refuses to pass down her power. But life as a chattel wife isn't easy, and it certainly isn't safe enough to plot revenge. Read the exciting new installment of the Witches of Etlantium and find out how power, manipulation, and finding yourself can take you on a gruesome, thrilling, yet deeply romantic adventure Smoke Witch is the continuation of the NA romance series Witches of Etlantium, and offers a strong female lead, fantasy with a bit of mercenary romance and womens adventure, and a sorceress romance take on abduction romance.
Tareq Y. Ismael and Mustafa Aydin explore Turkey's role within a globalizing world and, as a new century unfolds, examine a nation at the crossroads of both time and space within the international political order. The volume discusses potential policies and their suspected implications for Turkey and its people in the 21st century. Chapters consider Turkey's policy history and prospects with Europe and the United States as well as regional concerns such as Greece, the Caucasus and Central Asia. Policy issues such as security, economic development and integration, as well as globalization and migration are discussed with positive alternatives outlined for Turkish policy-makers and the academics who examine them.
When Marcia Colfax and the man she loves board a ship and set off to their long-delayed happiness, their dreams are shattered by the presence of a murderer on the ship.