In this affectionate and often hilarious inside story of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, her former equerry Major Colin Burgess reveals what life was like living with the most private of all the Royals. Behind Palace Doors is a unique and warmly remembered historic insight into one of our longest-surviving institutions. Constantly fascinating and packed with previously untold stories, this is also a celebration of a life gone - and a way of life fast disappearing.
"Wonderful and very touching."
Jealousy can invade every relationship, whether it be with husbands, wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, family or friends. If we love others and need their love in return we can all suffer from the pain of jealousy. Dr Hauck believes jealousy is a self-defeating emotion which drives away the love we crave. He explains what makes us feel jealous, and shows us how we can control it.
"I dont even know how to thank the writer"
"I'm the king of the world!" That was the cry from Leonardo DiCaprio as he stood astride the bow in Titanic - the movie that would go on to smash all records, raking in a whopping GBP 1.1 billion worldwide. Now, few Hollywood movers and shakers would dispute that statement as Leo has rocketed to become the highest paid actor in the world, earning an estimated GBP 50 million in 2011 alone.
John Henry Newman: A Mind Alive paints a vivid and nuanced portrait of Newman as a thinker, a friend, a priest, and shows us how he approached some of the controversial issues that still divide Christians. Those who want to come to know Newman better and to learn from him will be able to meet him in this concise and elegant new study.
"Excellent intro to Newman"
The number of people with some form of shyness has increased, and research now suggests that up to 50% of people experience it. Many of these are ""shy extroverts"" - people who are publicly outgoing, but privately experience painful thoughts or feelings. Social phobia, the more chronic form of shyness, is now thought to affect about 13% of people. People who are shy are also at increased risk of depression and anxiety.
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Judging by the statistics, you could be forgiven for thinking we are a nation of depressives; an astounding two-thirds of British adults say they suffer from depression, according to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Well-informed, widely-researched, and punctuated with humour, this book asks some powerful questions about the nature of depression, and looks at how to cope in the face of a condition that robs you of the very skills and energies you need to recover.
After nearly 1000 books, half a dozen journals, two official inquiries, several million pages of declassified documents, dozens of TV documentaries and hundreds of Websites, is there anything left to say about the assassination of President John F Kennedy? Hell, yes. The Kennedy assassination remains both the greatest whodunit of the post-World War Two era and the best route into recent American history.
"A Rare 5 Star."
Sheila Cassidy’s honest and wise books on suffering and healing have made her one of the UK’s best-loved and most popular writers on pastoral care and personal growth. She is widely known for her work in the hospice movement, and as a young doctor who survived torture for daring to give medical care to an opponent of the Pinochet regime in Chile. Her Catholic faith has led, comforted and sustained her for over 60 years. Now, in Confessions of a Lapsed Catholic, Cassidy writes: 'God is to be found outside the Church even more than in it....'
Chronic pain affects more than 8.5 million people in the UK and costs the economy 18 billion pounds a year in lost work days; while an estimated 30%, or up to 70 million people, also suffer in the US, where it’s said to be the most costly health problem. Yet, according to one study, two out of three people say that their medication is not always adequate, while 96% of GPs believe there is significant room for improving treatment.
"What a great find for the price!"
Trying to figure out the best way to get fit and stay in shape is a constant challenge, and one which is made all the more difficult by the vast array of health and nutrition information peddled to us by the media. But how much of this information should we take on board and how much of it should we disregard? Every day, top personal trainer Graeme Hilditch gives advice to his clients on the best ways to get in shape and stay fit.
"A good start to health & fitness"
Young, cocksure, handsome and absurdly talented, Australian actor Heath Ledger shot to prominence with his first Hollywood film "10 Things I Hate About You": and a star was born. With huge charisma and smouldering looks lighting up the screen in a series of subsequent films, Heath was soon established as Hollywood A-list, dating a series of beauties such as Heather Graham and Naomi Watts, and living every young man's dream.
"Too based on press coverage"
Abbot Peter has recently swapped leadership of a remote monastery in the Sinai desert for retirement in the bleak and stormy English seaside town of Stormhaven. When the local vicar is discovered crucified naked, in the vestry, the Abbot is invited to act as a Special Witness investigator. He partners the attractive and ambitious Detective Inspector Tamsin Shah - and discovers a surprising connection along the way. Shocked by such cruel death, the church community adjusts to the knowledge that the murderer is one of them.
"If you're looking for something really unusual..."
Comprehensive, hard-won, no-nonsense advice. 100 Rules for Entrepreneurs covers every aspect of business from the entrepreneur's point of view. Unlike other guides, it avoids mere theorising. Instead, everything is tackled in light of the realities of business in the 21st century, and through the lens of serious entrepreneurial experience. The rise of regulations, the impact of competition and the growth of globalisation means that start-ups have to be more flexible and robust than ever before in order to prevail.
You can choose your friends, but you can’t choose your family. We all have disagreements with relatives, but for some, family can persist into adulthood as a major source of stress. Family stress is more than the tense atmosphere at the annual Christmas gathering. It can be seen as the kind of stress we may all experience from the dynamics of being an adult within a wider family unit.
Could there be a more perfect diet? Everyone knows that the real bind about going on a slimming regime is the tedious necessity of having to cut out booze. Not any more!This diet allows you to maintain a healthy, balanced eating plan that will make you drop the weight off and still allow you to drink up to three glasses of white wine every day. It might sound too good to be true, but it isn't - the secret to this diet is a simple matter of eating sensibly and taking all things in moderation. The upshot is that you needn't feel hungry, and you needn't feel deprived of the good things in life.
Diabetes is one of the commonest chronic conditions of childhood, and is on the increase. It is estimated that globally more than 400,000 children aged 14 and under have diabetes; in England and Wales about 15 per 100,000 children develop diabetes each year, and in Scotland 25 per 100,000. More than 90% of affected children have type 1 diabetes. A diagnosis of diabetes is a trauma for a family.
If stress is making your life unmanageable, this is the audiobook for you. Whether it's an aggressive workplace culture, unrealistic deadlines, money worries, or relationship concerns, for many people stress is a daily ordeal, affecting mood, sleep, and general well-being. This book describes specific methods to help you to find your particular key to understanding and managing stress.
This is a truthful and enlightening biography, told from the heart. It includes new revelations, which will shock and intrigue fans. It features high-quality full-colour photos. Darren Anderton's story is of a kid who grows up to live the dream of being a professional footballer at the highest level.
Bob Sinfield spent 25 years scripting every star on the box, from Bob Monkhouse and Jasper Carrott to Tracey Ullman and Rory Bremner. Now he tells all about the life of a jobbing jokesmith and the celebs he tried to ‘gag’.
To be healthy and happy, it's essential to be thin - or is it? For too many women, the 'right' shape remains an elusive goal, and confusion and guilt reign in the world of weight loss. Yet, being overweight is neither a disease nor a sin. Human beings are designed to come in many different shapes and sizes, and, when you read the small print, dieting is potentially more threatening to health than being over the recommended body mass index.