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The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober

By Catherine Gray
Authors:
Catherine Gray
'Truthful, modern and real' - Stylist 'Brave, witty and brilliantly written' - Marie Claire 'Hilarious, sharp, spitfire writing' - Sacha Z. Scoblic, Senior Editor at The Atlantic and author of Unwasted: My Lush Sobriety Ever sworn off alcohol for a month and found yourself drinking by the 7th? Think there's 'no point' in just one drink? Welcome! There are millions of us. 64% of Brits want to drink less.Catherine Gray was stuck in a hellish whirligig of Drink, Make horrible decisions, Hangover, Repeat. She had her fair share of 'drunk tank' jail cells and topless-in-a-hot-tub misadventures..But this book goes beyond the binges and blackouts to deep-dive into uncharted territory: What happens after you quit drinking? This gripping, heart-breaking and witty book takes us down the rabbit-hole of an alternative reality. A life with zero hangovers, through sober weddings, sex, Christmases and breakups. In The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober, Catherine Gray shines a light on society's drink-pushing and talks to top neuroscientists and psychologists about why we drink, delving into the science behind what it does to our brains and bodies.Much more than a tale from the netherworld of addicted drinking, this book is about the escape, and why a sober life can be more intoxicating than you ever imagined. Whether you're a hopelessly devoted drinker, merely sober-curious, or you've already ditched the drink, you will love this book. 'A riveting, raw, yet humorous memoir with actionable advice. A truly unique blend of storytelling and science that holds a universe of hope.' - Annie Grace, author of This Naked Mind 'Like listening to your best friend teach you to be sober. Lighthearted but serious, it's packed with ideas, tools, tips and, most importantly, reasons for living a sober life. This book is excellent.'- Eric Zimmer, host of podcast The One You Feed 'Gray's fizzy writing succeeds in making this potentially boring-as-hell subject both engaging and highly seductive' - The Bookseller 'Catherine Gray is an exceptional writer. Her exquisitely crafted thoughts on the joys of being sober are not only deeply honest and pragmatic, but she manages to infuse tons of humor. This is a delightful, informative, and compelling read for all those who are sober or seeking sobriety.' - Sasha Tozzi, Huffington Post columnist 'Catherine's writing style and voice captivate me. She has a way of translating her story into an experience I don't want to end. I want to drink every drop she produces.' - Holly Whitaker, founder of Hip Sobriety School and co-presenter of Home podcast 'This book is great. A balanced, informative and entertaining mélange of memoir, sociology and psychology. I identified very strongly with huge sections of it.' - Jon Stewart, guitarist of Sleeper and Leaving AA, Staying Sober blogger > 'Sober is too often equated with "sombre" in our culture. Gray's book turns that idea on its head. Her experience of sobriety is joyful and life-affirming. A must-read for anyone who has a nagging suspicion that alcohol may be taking away more than it's giving.' - Hilda Burke, psychotherapist and couples counsellor 'Catherine Gray really captures the FUN we can have in sobriety. This book challenges the status quo; sobriet sounds as liberating as taking a trip to the jungle. Fun and inspirational. What an important book for our time! A joy to read.' - Samantha Moyo, founder of Morning Gloryville 'If you want to hit refresh on life, you need this book. Consider The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober your healthy new addiction.' - Kate Faithfull-Williams, former health editor of Grazia, co-author of The Feelgood Plan and Hey, Where Did My Day Go? blogger 'This book is a gamechanger. Everyone deserves to have Catherine hold their hand as they navigate the new world of not drinking - whether exploring alcohol-free periods or going for full-on sobriety - and this book enables just that. Wise, funny & so relatable.' - Laurie, Girl & Tonic blogger 'Catherine Gray manages to achieve what so many have struggled to do before her; bring the undeniable joys of a sober lifestyle to light in a non-preachy, honest and accessible way. I am very excited that her words have come into the world at a time that calls for so many of us to wake up and live more consciously. My heart is bursting at the thought of how many lives this book will go on to positively and profoundly affect.'- Joanne Bradford, co-author of The Inner Fix and founder of Motherheart
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The Mind Manual

By Andrew Gibson
Authors:
Andrew Gibson
From the people who brought you the Mindapples "5-a-day for your mind" campaign, The Mind Manual is an accessible guide to what's going on in your head. From understanding how your own mind works, to making sense of the behaviour of others, this is a practical guide to managing your mind and using it to get the life you want. The book uses proven insights from neuroscience and psychology, filtered through the wisdom and experience of thousands of people in the Mindapples' global community, in order to give you a crash-course in understanding your own mind. Not only will it improve your well-being, your ability to cope with stress, and your understanding of yourself and of others, but it also will give you the tools you need to be your best self, with chapters including:How to Be YourselfHow to Keep CalmHow to Be HappyHow to Have a Healthy MindHow to Be WiseHow to Be ProductiveHow to Be ResilientHow to Be KindHow to Fall in Love
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Five Minutes in the Morning

By Aster
Authors:
Aster
WHAT'S IMPORTANT TO YOU TODAY?What if five minutes could change your routine and change your day? What if you checked in with how you are feeling for just those few minutes, maybe sitting down over that cup of coffee or tea, or quietly sitting by the window before you head towards the shower?Writing things down has been shown to help people more successfully achieve their dreams and goals. It is a way to help us focus on what matters, prioritise what we are going to do for the day ahead and track our progress. Five Minutes in the Morning offers a beautiful space and creative exercises to encourage reflection and intention setting at the start of the day. ALL IT TAKES IS FIVE MINUTES IN THE MORNING.
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The Self-Care Revolution

By Suzy Reading
Authors:
Suzy Reading
'I love this book!' - Mandy Lehto, Psychologies Magazine What if it were possible to help ourselves thrive, rather than simply survive? The Self-Care Revolution is designed to help and restore your day-to-day energy reserves so that, rather than running on empty, you will have the strength and spirit to excel with whatever life brings. Discover the Vitality Wheel - a complete body and mind Self-Care Toolkit that will boost your health, happiness and resourcefulness.'An inspiring, intelligent, warm and friendly toolkit. One of those books that you'll remember forever.' - Nicola Elliott, founder of Neom Organics'An essential bible of how to live your best life. I can't wait to begin using my Vitality Wheel.' - Anya Hayes'With intimate knowledge of the ways in which we might be struggling, Suzy guides you to a place of innate self-care and kindness without ever overwhelming or over-promising. Inspired.' - Eminé Rushton, Psychologies Magazine Wellness Director
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Gizzi's Healthy Appetite

By Gizzi Erskine
Authors:
Gizzi Erskine
'A great collection of food you'll really want to eat.' - Tom Kerridge'Simple tweaks that will make your food more delicious and nutritious' - Independent on Sunday'The Korean fried chicken is our go-to indulgence... there's no excuse for such dishes not to feature regularly in your midweek menu.' - Stylist'A seriously smart foodie authority.' - GQ 'Here I am. I want to start a new food revolution; one where people have a better understanding of nutrition but don't forget that eating should be enjoyable!' - Gizzi Erskine believes that the key to healthy eating is to cook fresh food using good ingredients. Her ethos is to love food in all its guises and to try new things as much as possible. Gizzi's Healthy Appetite is a collection of over 100 of her favourite recipes - all with a Gizzi twist. Among the array of incredible dishes, insanely good flavours and palate-pleasing textures to choose from are the crunchy Marinated Griddled Whole Chicken Caesar salad, spicy Green Chilli Pork, oozing Roasted Baby Cauliflower with Cheese Sauce & Crispy Shallots, fresh Tuna Tataki with Yuzu and the ultimate Korean BBQ. And, for a sweet treat, who could resist warm Molten Caramel & Chocolate Puddings, soothing White Chocolate & Cherry Clafoutis or the fragrant Maple, Orange & Rosemary Tart? These are dishes that anyone with a healthy appetite will relish.
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The 5:2 Cookbook

By Angela Dowden
Authors:
Angela Dowden
The 5:2 diet is now firmly established as a highly effective and popular way to lose weight. It allows you to change your life for the better by dieting for just 2 days a week. You will live longer, lose weight and feel great by reducing your calorie intake for a limited period each week. The rest of the time you can eat normally, dine out and even have treats.New research now suggests that sticking to 800 calories a day - rather than the 500-600 calories previously recommended - can help people lose weight successfully. But what to eat on a fasting day? Bored with omelettes or ham salads? Want something quick and easy but don't know what? Look no further. With over 100 calorie-counted recipes specially designed for anyone who is fasting, it couldn't be easier to put the 5:2 diet into practice. All the recipes are delicious, so fasting need not be a chore.Includes: 4-week fast day meal planner; calorie counter; 15 ideas for 150 calorie snacks; 50 ideas for 100 calorie snacks; 50 ideas for 50 calorie snacks; 10 ideas for guilt-free snacks, plus tips and techniques on mastering portion control, good nutrition, and keeping up your 5:2 eating plan for life.
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Love Island – On Paper

Revel in all the island antics from the likes of Kem, Marcel, Chris, Georgia and Camilla, and delight in this irreverent guide to modern love from the TV sensation that everyone's talking about. Featuring exclusive interviews with your favourite characters, and images of the contestants within the villa, this official Love Island book will teach you essential lessons in love.Including:- How to tell if you're being a 'melt'- Work out which islander's basket you should put all your eggs into- A crash course in being classy from Camilla - Dr Marcel's guide to coping with heartbreakPacked full of all the funniest quotes, most embarrassing moments and cutest romantic shenanigans, and including an indispensable glossary explaining the likes of 'muggy', 'grafting' and the unforgettable 'dick sand', Love Island - On Paper is the ultimate indulgence for every fan of the hit ITV2 show.
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  • Philip's Street Atlas Nottinghamshire

    THE ONLY COUNTY STREET ATLAS WITH ALL THE NAMED STREETS OF NOTTINGHAMSHIREThe UK's best-selling county street atlasesMore than 24,000 named streets, roads, lanes and alleysThe essential map book for residents and visitors - and if you're moving to NottinghamshireIncludes all the streets in BEESTON, MANSFIELD, NOTTINGHAM, SUTTON IN ASHFIELD, WEST BRIDGFORD, WORKSOP, Balderton, Bawtry, Bingham, Blidworth, Bottesford, Calverton, Clifton, Cotgrave, East Leake, Eastwood, Edwinstowe, Gainsborough, Harworth, Hucknall, Kegworth, Keyworth, Kimberley, Kirkby in Ashfield, Long Eaton, Mansfield Woodhouse, Market Warsop, Newark-on-Trent, Ollerton, Pinxton, Radcliffe on Trent, Rainworth, Ravenshead, Retford, Ruddington, Saxilby, Shirebrook, Southwell, Stapleford, Tickwell. - New edition in practical spiral-bound format- Street maps show car parks, schools, hospitals and many other places of interest, even ones off the beaten path- 4-page practical route-planning section showing all A and B roads- Super-clear mapping- Easy-to-use index- Scales: 1¾ inches to 1 mile (1:36,000) and 3½ inches to 1 mile (1:18,000). Major towns: 7 inches to 1 mile (1:9,000).Other information on the maps includes postcode boundaries, car parks, railway and bus stations, post offices, schools, colleges, hospitals, police and fire stations, places of worship, leisure centres, footpaths and bridleways, camping and caravan sites, golf courses, and many other places of interest.
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  • Philip's Street Atlas Suffolk

    THE ONLY COUNTY STREET ATLAS WITH ALL THE NAMED STREETS OF SUFFOLKThe UK's best-selling county street atlasesMore than 24,000 named streets, roads, lanes and alleysThe essential map book for residents and visitors - and if you're moving to SuffolkIncludes all the streets in BURY ST EDMUNDS, FELIXSTOWE, HAVERHILL, IPSWICH, LOWESTOFT, NEWMARKET, SUDBURY, Aldeburgh, Beccles, Brandon, Bungay, Burwell, Capel St Mary, Diss, East Bergholt, Eye, Framlingham, Great Barton, Hadleigh, Halesworth, Harleston, Harwich, Hopton on Sea, Isleham, Lakenheath, Lavenham, Leiston, Long Melford, Manningtree, Mildenhall, Needham Market, Orford, Saxmundham, Shotley Gate, Soham, Southwold, Steeple Bumpstead, Stowmarket, Thetford, Wickham Market, Woodbridge.- New edition in practical spiral-bound format- Street maps show car parks, schools, hospitals and many other places of interest, even ones off the beaten path- 4-page practical route-planning section showing all A and B roads- Super-clear mapping- Easy-to-use index- Scales: 1¾ inches to 1 mile (1:36,000) and 3½ inches to 1 mile (1:18,000). Major towns: 7 inches to 1 mile (1:9,000).Other information on the maps includes postcode boundaries, car parks, railway and bus stations, post offices, schools, colleges, hospitals, police and fire stations, places of worship, leisure centres, footpaths and bridleways, camping and caravan sites, golf courses, and many other places of interest.
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  • Philip's Street Atlas Buckinghamshire

    THE ONLY COUNTY STREET ATLAS WITH ALL THE NAMED STREETS OF BUCKINGHAMSHIREThe UK's best-selling county street atlasesMore than 24,000 named streets, roads, lanes and alleysThe essential map book for residents and visitors - and if you're moving to BuckinghamshireIncludes all the streets in AYLESBURY, BLETCHLEY, CHESHAM, HIGH WYCOMBE, MILTON KEYNES, SLOUGH, Amersham, Beaconsfield, Berkhamsted, Buckingham, Burnham, Chalfont St Giles, Chalfont St Peter, Chesham Bois, Chorleywood, Cookham, Denham, Flackwell Heath, Gerrards Cross, Great Missenden, Haddenham, Hazlemere, Iver, Linslade, Little Chalfont, Loudwater, Loughton, Maidenhead, Marlow, Newport Pagnell, Olney, Prestwood, Princes Risborough, Stoke Mandeville, Stoke Poges, Stony Stratford, Thame, Tring, Uxbridge, Wendover, Windsor, Winslow, Wolverton.- New edition in practical spiral-bound format- Street maps show car parks, schools, hospitals and many other places of interest, even ones off the beaten path- 4-page practical route-planning section showing all A and B roads- Super-clear mapping- Easy-to-use index- Scales: 1¾ inches to 1 mile (1:36,000) and 3½ inches to 1 mile (1:18,000). Major towns: 7 inches to 1 mile (1:9,000).Other information on the maps includes postcode boundaries, car parks, railway and bus stations, post offices, schools, colleges, hospitals, police and fire stations, places of worship, leisure centres, footpaths and bridleways, camping and caravan sites, golf courses, and many other places of interest.
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  • Simply Bread

    Of all the food stuffs we love to eat, few evoke more emotion than bread. At its simplest, this staple is little more than flour, water, yeast and salt, yet combined, produces endless possibilities. This beautiful book is not only full of recipes for basic breads, sourdoughs, gluten-free loaves, sweet breads and pastries, it also contains tips on techniques and step-by-step photographs. It's a must-have reference for every home baker, allowing bakers to explore new breads with AWW's trusted triple-tested guarantee.
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    Meyer's Bakery

    By Claus Meyer
    Authors:
    Claus Meyer
    Claus Meyer has been taking the world by storm with his fresh, Nordic cooking. Now, he turns his hands to all things baking. His bakeries in Grand Central Station and Brooklyn, Meyers Bageri, have been receiving stellar reviews. In this book, Claus shares the secrets to his success.The book is structured around the four basic types of dough - wheat, whole-grain, rye and enriched. Photographic step-by-step instructions explain each baking technique, while troubleshooting sections provide advice. Alongside techniques, Claus gives tips and tricks for achieving best results, with explanations of the best flour and equipment to use. Recipes then show you how to put your new-found skills to use, ranging from rye bread to cinnamon loaf, from spelt bread to scones. This is the perfect guide to creating delicious Nordic breads and pastries at home.
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  • What They Didn't Teach You in Fashion School

    By Jay Calderin
    Authors:
    Jay Calderin
    A career guide for fashion designers and professionals, covering everything you need to know about building a successful business after graduating.How do you navigate the confusing and competitive fashion world after the relative comfort of fashion school? How do you learn to adapt to an industry that constantly evolves and throws new challenges your way? And above all, how do you play to your strengths as a designer, and build a successful career in business.What They Didn't Teach You in Fashion School is your survival guide to the fashion industry. Providing expert advice, and lots of inspiration, Jay Calderin shows you how to make a brilliant career in the exhilarating world of fashion.
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