Are you having a good day, enjoying the here and appreciating all that you have? Or are you stressed, anxious and worrying about the future? Join renowned vegetarian chef Rose Eliot, OBE, and a diverse group of people as they gather in Rose's sitting room to learn about mindfulness meditation from the wise and witty Buddhist monk Rose has invited to her home.
Acclaimed actors David Rintoul and Vivien Heilbron and eminent musicians Mhairi Lawson and Adrian Chandler present not only Burns' greatest hits, but also a selection of his lesser-known, yet fascinating works. Together these provide a comprehensive overview of his prodigious and versatile genius.
"A good primer to the Ayrshire poet"
Moving to remote Shetland has been unsettling enough for consultant surgeon Tora Hamilton; even before the gruesome discovery she makes one rain-drenched afternoon...Deep in the peat soil of her field she is shocked to find the perfectly preserved body of a young woman, a gaping hole where her heart has been brutally removed and three rune marks etched into her skin.
"Not without flaws, but exciting"
Obsessively neat Lily, a writer who writes about writers, is asked to interview the enigmatic Rita Boothe, journalist, photographer, self-styled culinary expert, and wit. Sitting in Rita's living room, leafing through a book of photographs from the early '70s, Lily comes across a picture of an incandescently sexy young woman sitting in the back of a limousine, swigging Jack Daniels. It is her mother, Mattie. Lily isn't shocked. She's envious.
Lady Maisie might be just an 18th-century ghost but she is furious to discover that a middle-aged man is secretly writing a historical romantic novel about her two and a half centuries later. With a bit of unwitting help from 12-year-old Rowan, she sets out to defend her reputation and make the author change his soppy, helpless heroine to reflect the noble and courageous character she really was when she was alive, in Bonnie Prince Charlie’s time.
Peter Pan and Tinkerbell lead the three Darling children over the rooftops of London and away to Neverland - the island where the lost boys play. Magic and mischief is in the air, but if villainous Captain Hook has his way, before long someone will be swimming with the crocodiles.
Glasgow, 1942. To please his father, Sandy Mclean is training to be a surgeon. But Sandy's real passion is for painting. And when he meets Sophie, the stunning French girl who models for the local art school, he spies a second reason to become an artist.