To that which we give the name of Love, be it of the flesh or of God, is it ever less than divine? Simon Chance, Anglican bishop and former missionary, has withdrawn in mid-life to research his enduring mentor Dante, creator of The Divine Comedy. On a walk in the forest of the Massif des Maures, in search of a church abandoned centuries ago, Chance loses his way – in a ‘dark wood’, as once experienced by Dante – while the night turns wild. In paperback and ePub
Nammet is a celebration of extraordinary Isle of Wight food producers, their recipes and the beautiful, unique countryside in which they work. It perfectly captures the essence of our Great British love of food and drink and is a feast for the eyes as well as the palate.
“The fact that I fell in love with Meghan so incredibly quickly was sort of confirmation to me that everything – all the stars were aligned – everything was just perfect.” – Prince Harry Royally Suited: Harry and Meghan in their own words tells the story of how Prince Harry and Meghan Markle fell in love through quotes the two have expressed from before they even met. In paperback.
WHAT IS LUCK?
The chances are you don’t really know, but you probably believe in it, and I bet you invoke the word every day of your life … ‘Bad luck!’ ‘That was lucky!’ ‘You should be so lucky!’ ‘What a lucky escape!’– said with varying degrees of intensity, relief, sarcasm, amusement, incredulity or disgust.
Diana: I’m Going to be Me, tells the remarkable story of Princess Diana’s life through her own words.
It is now 20 years since this iconic royal figure died at the tragically young age of 36 in a Paris car crash. Her powerful legacy lives on through her sons, Princes William and Harry, and a new generation is becoming aware her extraordinary life for the first time.
Peter Clark was a romantic. He did not want to be sent to Abu Dhabi in 1988 to run the British Council in the United Arab Emirates, a country which he felt was brash, consumerist and lacking in history. He preferred established countries, steeped in history with ruins and antique architecture. Cover illustration byChess Heward.
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This is a love story from start to finish, Irene and Rachael’s.
Based on the diaries of Rachael Dixey who looked after her civil partner Irene after she developed early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, the book opens with the lines:
Irene, Alzheimer’s and me – Alzheimer’s came between us. It does that, drives you and the love of your life apart, going your separate ways because you cannot follow. That’s the story really, that’s it. The end.
But it is also the beginning of the story, which shows how life can still be lived despite losing a life partner to dementia, and how to cope emotionally and practically with a disease that robs you of your loved one a thousand times before they die.
“Beautifully written without sentimentality and with lots of humour too”
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His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh: irascible, controversial, outspoken, forthright and funny; the Gaffer, the Prince of Political Incorrectness, the Duke of Hazard, Phil the Greek. Whatever you call him – and he doesn’t give a damn – you’ve got to love him! Now in his nineties, he goes on – undaunted, unrepentant and, if less active, just as amusing. As of Autumn 2017 the Duke will finally relinquish his public duties but his legendary humour lives on.
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Success Through Cooperation:
The First Decade of the GPCA, 2006–2015
From a standing start in 2006, the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association has become a key resource for global industry. GPCA meetings, most especially its Annual Forum in Dubai, are “must-attend” events for regional and international leaders. The association’s reports carry great weight, and its committees play essential roles in charting and encouraging the forward movement of the chemical companies of the Arabian Gulf. The GPCA is committed to responsible stewardship and to the future progress of the industry. This present report details the origins, development, and functions of the association and is issued in conjunction with its tenth anniversary celebrations.