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Godsfield Press

Judy Hall's Crystal Companion

Judy Hall
Authors:
Judy Hall

With more than 45 years of experience in crystal healing, expert author Judy Hall is a leading authority on the use of crystals for personal and spiritual development. In this stunning book, she presents a curated collection of powerful crystals and beautifully communicates how these extraordinary entities can be employed to enhance our lives. With chapters on the body, heart, mind, spirit, children, karmic clearing, ancestral healing, grounding and protection, and home and environment, and with in-depth descriptions of both the practical and esoteric properties of each stone, Judy Hall's Crystal Companion is essential reading for crystal lovers everywhere.Featuring fresh, new photography and a clean, modern design, this book truly captures the striking beauty of the featured stones. Inside you will find that the colour-coded design ensures the ease of identification and navigation, making the guide suitable for entry-level and experienced crystal workers alike.

Aster

The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober

Catherine Gray
Authors:
Catherine Gray

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Fascinating' - Bryony Gordon 'Not remotely preachy' - The Times 'Jaunty, shrewd and convincing' - Sunday Telegraph 'Admirably honest, light, bubbly and remarkably rarely annoying.' - Alice O'Keeffe, Guardian 'Truthful, modern and real' - Stylist 'Brave, witty and brilliantly written' - Marie Claire 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. 'Haunting, admirable and enlightening' - The Pool '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

Mitchell Beazley

The Joy of Sex [First Edition 1972]

Alex Comfort
Authors:
Alex Comfort

The original, groundbreaking The Joy of Sex returns in this audio version of the first (1972) edition of the illustrated sex guide. Featuring 100 tracks covering all the chapters of the original edition.A bestseller since it was first published in 1972, Alex Comfort's classic work celebrates human physical intimacy with such authority and clarity that a whole generation felt empowered to enjoy sex. It was groundbreaking and unique in the wide range of subjects it discussed and in its reassuring authority and sense of fun. No other book has come close in providing such a wise, witty, uninhibited - sometimes delightfully eccentric - guide to lovemaking. As featured in the movie Sex Tape.Dr Alex Comfort, M.B., D.Sc., (1920-2000) was a leading expert on human sexuality and one of the most versatile authors of the 20th century. A pioneer in the study of old age, co-founder of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, anarchist, social commentator, novelist and poet, he wrote over 50 books and countless scientific papers. Dr Comfort also worked as head of research on gerontology at University College London, a lecturer at the Department of Psychiatry at Stanford University and Adjunct Professor at the Neuropsychiatric Institute at the University of California at Los Angeles. A member of the Royal Society of Medicine and an Associate Member of the American Psychiatric Association, he died in March 2000, aged 80.(p) 2017 Octopus Publishing Group

Gaia

The Little Book of Inner Peace

Ashley Davis Bush
Authors:
Ashley Davis Bush

This stunning, colour-illustrated guide includes practices to help you let go of everyday stresses and find inner peace. With practical tools, strategies and exercises harnessing the benefits of mindfulness, meditation, gratitude, creativity, relaxation and compassion, this book will guide you towards your own inner peace and help you to find harmony with those around you: family, friends, your community and the world.CONTENTSIntroduction1. Grounded and Rooted2. Relaxation3. Equinamity4. Acceptance5. Gratitude6. Compassion7. Beyond YourselfToward World Peace

Ilex Press

Wedding Photography 101

Michelle Turner
Authors:
Michelle Turner

Long gone are the days of lining people up for predictable staged group shots; modern brides want photos, and photo-books, that'll let them dive back into the experience of their special day.In this book Turner shares the secrets that have propelled her to the top of her game. With inspiring and illuminating images in a candid photojournalistic style, you'll have all accompanying details you need to capture similar images.Readers will find a wealth of information on the crucial practicalities of capturing the day; a good wedding photographer will seem to be in many places at once so they can capture everything the guests will remember - from the special moment the bride puts on the dress, to the venue, place settings and memorable speeches.Readers will also find advice on getting up and running as a business.

Mitchell Beazley

The Joy of Sex

Alex Comfort, Susan Quilliam
Authors:
Alex Comfort, Susan Quilliam

As a champion of trusting, loving relationships, this groundbreaking book advocates mutual respect and tenderness between lovers. A bestseller since it was first published in 1972, Alex Comfort's classic work celebrated human physical intimacy with such authority and clarity that a whole generation felt empowered to enjoy sex. No other book has come close in providing such an imaginative, uninhibited, and entertaining guide to lovemaking. The reasons for unfulfilling sexual relations today are different to those of Alex Comfort's original audience. This new edition of The Joy of Sex, fully revised and updated by respected sex expert and relationship psychologist Susan Quilliam, contains over 40 new entries, bringing Comfort's original, frank advice up to date for the modern readership.

Cassell

Sex Counsel

Suzi Godson
Authors:
Suzi Godson

Studies show that couples who continue to have sex are happier. Suzi believes the quality of our sex lives is really important, because it affects every part of people's lives. So, the better your relationship, the happier you're going to be - and sometimes our sex lives are the trickiest part to get right. In this collection of over 100 Question & Answers from Suzi's Sex Counsel columns, she tries to make us all feel as good about our relationships as we can. The Q&As range from the everyday to the incredible - so you're going to learn a lot about the world of relationships, and you're going to feel a lot more fantastic - and confident - about your own. Informative and entertaining, Suzi has a proven wit that is a hit with readers and critics alike. She is a straight-talking, sex-advocating sensation.

Hamlyn

Unzipped

Nicci Talbot
Authors:
Nicci Talbot
Philip's

Philip's World Traveller's Atlas

Along with 128 pages of authoritative physical and political maps, Philip's Reference World Atlas provides a wealth of detailed reference information, including 8 pages of world statistics (highest mountains, biggest lakes, etc); 'World: Regions in the News'; a 48-page A-Z of sovereign states, illustrated with flags and locator maps; and a 16-page 'Images of Earth' section, showing spectacular satellite views across the globe.The world statistics section provides comparative listings of country sizes, city populations and dimensions of geographical features, such as oceans, seas, mountains, rivers, lakes and islands, for each continent. Topical maps of global flashpoints are provided for 'World: Regions in the News', including Iraq, Afghanistan and Israel/Palestine. The 48-page 'Nations of the World' section provides detailed information about the geography, politics and economy of every sovereign state, together with listings showing population statistics, land area, ethnic groups and languages. Each entry is illustrated with the country's flag and a locator map. The 16-page 'Images of Earth' shows stunning satellite views of 40 fascinating geographical locations and features from around the world, accompanied by explanatory captions.The 128 pages of physical and political maps provide a balanced coverage of the world. Scales and projections have been chosen to maximize legibility and minimize distortion over the largest regions, and each map is accompanied by a locator diagram and adjoining pages indicator for ease of reference. The combination of hill-shading with physical colours creates an exceptionally vivid impression of the Earth's terrain.The alpha-numeric index of over 58,000 names includes geographical features such as mountains, rivers, lakes and deserts, as well as provinces, towns and cities.

Hamlyn

1001 Nights of Passion and Pleasure

Eleanor McKenzie, Linda Sonntag
Authors:
Eleanor McKenzie, Linda Sonntag

Spice up your sex life and inject some variety into your lovemaking with this unique mix-and-match guide. Divided pages, with foreplay on top and sexual positions on the bottom, allow you to draw on thousands of exciting combinations. Choose pages at random or take turns with your partner to discover what really ignites your passions. Unleash your wild side, be creative and make every night different with a host of saucy seductions, erotic massage, appetising aphrodisiacs, naughty games, the sexiest positions and sensuous afterplay.

Hamlyn

Kama Sutra Woman

Eleanor McKenzie
Authors:
Eleanor McKenzie

The Kama Sutra was originally compiled by a man over 2000 years ago and was intended for men to read. But, just imagine if a woman had written it! This unique book is the first to revisit the Kama Sutra from a modern woman's perspective, providing all the knowledge and techniques she needs for the best sex ever! Learn how to maximize sexual enjoyment with specially tailored positions and teach your lover what to do and how to do it. This is an essential guide that no woman should be without!

Hamlyn

Kama Sutra Pleasures

Eleanor McKenzie
Authors:
Eleanor McKenzie

Enhance your love life with a new position for every week of the year; 52 sensual positions show you how to add new physical, emotional and spiritual dimensions to your sex life; Learn how to arouse and satisfy all the senses and totally indulge yourself in erotic pleasure; Inspired by ancient texts, gain the benefits of years of Eastern sexual practice; Includes positions to satisfy every kind of mood and desire

Alex Comfort

Dr Alex Comfort, M.B., D.Sc., was a leading expert on human sexuality and one of the most versatile authors of the 20th century. A pioneer in the study of old age, co-founder of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, anarchist, social commentator, novelist, and poet, he wrote over 50 books and countless scientific papers. Dr Comfort also worked as head of research on gerontology at University College London, a lecturer at the Department of Psychiatry at Stanford University, and Adjunct Professor at the Neuropsychiatric Institute at the University of California at Los Angeles. A member of the Royal Society of Medicine and an Associate Member of the American Psychiatric Association, he died in March 2000, aged 80.

Suzi Godson

Suzi Godson runs the successful London-based design group Unlimited. She is the author of bestselling titles including The Sex Book, The Body Book, Sexploration and Women Unlimited. She wrote the weekly 'S is for Sex' column in the Independent on Sunday, has been the weekly sex columnist for The Times since 2004 and is a regular contributor to a variety of magazines, including Psychologies, Elle and Cosmopolitan. In 2011 she launched www.moresexdaily.com, a free resource which aims to help couples sustain sex in long-term relationships. The site hosts a wealth of news, research and advice from guest experts and is the vehicle for a major new survey into sexual frequency. She lives in London with her husband and her four daughters.

Anne Hooper

Anne Hooper has been researching and writing about sex and relationships for 25 years and is the author of 40 books, including nine bestsellers. She is a sex therapist and marital counsellor in the UK and international media.

Susan Quilliam

Susan Quilliam is a relationships expert with over 35 years' experience in offering support through her work as a writer, coach, trainer, consultant and commentator. She once said in passing that the high point of her work would be to rewrite "The Joy of Sex" for the 21st century, and therefore felt beyond privileged when, in 2008, Mitchell Beazley asked her to do just that!Susan works closely with Relate and the Family Planning Association, as well as sitting on the Advisory Board of the Sexual Advice Association and the Council for Sexuality and Sexual Health for the Royal Society of Medicine. She is also one of the Family Planning Association's designated 21st Century Achievers, UK Dating Expert of the year 2015, an Ambassador for Relate Cambridge and a Patron of the Outsiders charity which campaigns for sexual rights for the less-abled.When not writing books, Susan coaches individuals and couples on relationships and sexuality, designs and presents relationship courses for the global organisation The School of Life, is advice columnist for Fabulous magazine, and broadcasts on radio and television.

Linda Sonntag

Linda Sonntag is an experienced writer on the subject of sex and relationships including The Photographic Kama Sutra and Great Sex For Life: Essential Techniques. Susan Mumford is a qualified massage practitioner. She has had a private holistic massage practice in London for several years and teaches introductory massage.

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Dr Robert A Emmons PhD

Robert A Emmons, PhD is Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Davis, where he has taught since 1988.He received his PhD degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of nearly 200 original publications in peer-reviewed journals or chapters and has written or edited five books, including The Psychology of Ultimate Concerns (Guilford Press), The Psychology of Gratitude (Oxford University Press), Thanks! How Practicing Gratitude Can Make You Happier (Houghton-Mifflin) and Gratitude Works! A Twenty-One Day Program for Creating Emotional Prosperity (Jossey-Bass).A leader in the positive psychology movement, Dr Emmons is founding editor and editor-in-chief of The Journal of Positive Psychology.He is Past-President of the American Psychological Association's Division 36, The Psychology of Religion. His research focuses on the psychology of gratitude and thankfulness in both adults and youth, and how they are related to human flourishing. His interests also include the psychology and spirituality of joy and grace as they relate to human flourishing.Dr Emmons has received research funding from the National Institute of Mental Health, the John M Templeton Foundation, and the National Institute for Disability Research and Rehabilitation. His research has been featured in dozens of popular media outlets including the New York Times, USA Today, US News and World Report, Newsweek, Time, NPR, PBS, and The Wall Street Journal.

Sir Richard Francis Burton

Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890) was an English explorer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, ethnologist, spy, linguist, poet, fencer and diplomat. His best-known achievements include travelling in disguise to Mecca, an unexpurgated translation of One Thousand and One Nights, and bringing the Kama Sutra to publication in English - thereby introducing the world to what is now regarded as a standard work on human sexual behaviour. Following a career in the army of the East India Company serving in India (and later, briefly, in the Crimean War), he was engaged by the Royal Geographical Society to explore the east coast of Africa and led the expedition guided by the locals that discovered Lake Tanganyika. In later life he served as British consul in Fernando Po, Santos, Damascus and, finally, Trieste. He was a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and was awarded a knighthood in 1886.