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Every one of us has the capability to succeed. But what does it mean to be successful? What does success look like for you? And how is it achievable? The Success Code is a practical guide that gives you the tools you need to identify your ambitions, prioritise your wellbeing, revolutionise your learning, and prepare for success. Including the latest coaching, neuroscience and cognitive psychology on learning and success, from executive success coach and social scientist Amanda DeWinter, The Success Code empowers readers from every walk of life to set their own goals, invest time into shaping their future, and make their own success a priority. This is a game-changing book for anyone who wants to learn new skills and improve their performance. Whether your dream is to land a new job, pass exams, head to university, or excel while heading in a new direction, this book will provide help you discover the code to your own success.Show more
London, October 1890. Crime-scene photographer Sarah Bain is overjoyed to marry her beloved Detective Sergeant Barrett-but the wedding takes a sinister turn when the body of a stabbing victim is discovered in the crypt of the church. Not every newlywed couple begins their marriage with a murder investigation, but Sarah and Barrett, along with their friends Lord Hugh Staunton and Mick O'Reilly, take the case.The dead man is Charles Firth, whose profession is spirit photography, photographing the ghosts of the deceased. When Sarah develops the photographs he took in the church, she discovers one with a pale, blurred figure attacking the victim. The city's spiritualist community believes the church is haunted and the figure is a ghost. But Sarah is a skeptic, and she and her friends soon learn that the victim had plenty of enemies in the human world-including a scientist who studies supernatural phenomena, his psychic daughter, and an heiress on a campaign to debunk spiritualism and expose fraudulent mediums.In the tunnels beneath a demolished jail, a ghost-hunting expedition ends with a new murder and new suspects. While Sarah searches for the truth about both crimes, she travels a dark, twisted path into her own family's sordid history. Her long lost father is the prime suspect in a cold-case murder, and her reunion with him proves that even the most determined skeptic can be haunted by ghosts from the past.Show more
Heartwarming and nostalgic fiction from the best selling author of The District Nurses of Victory Walk. It’s 1943 and the district nurses have two new recruits… As the country ramps up for D-Day, the new nurses getting to know their patients on their patch in London’s East End. Lily is quite sure of herself and doesn’t believe she has anything new to learn. She’ll find out the hard way that anyone can be made a fool of when she meets a man who promises her everything. Ruby thinks that nursing might not be for her – is she as hopeless as she thinks, or will tough times bring out the best in her? As the war takes on a new urgency, everything is at stake ─ can the nurses do what is right for the country and for themselves?Show more
'A radio play by Christopher William Hill is something to look forward to with pleasure' - Radio Times It's the late 1930s, and even on the remote island of St Martin's in the Isles of Scilly war seems inevitable. But the islanders have their own battles to contend with, stuck on a rock flung 27 miles out into the Atlantic with only their natural grit and gallows humour to see them through. When a stranger in a suit arrives on the island, the locals decide he must be the undertaker come to deal with the body of the late postmaster. Then they discover he is not an undertaker after all - so they naturally conclude that he's a spy. But the truth is worse than that - his name is Frank Gunwallow and he's been sent over from Penzance to modernise the Post Office, around which their world revolves. The islanders are determined to resist this unwelcome change, and deeply suspicious of the young man from the mainland. Frank realises he's got a fight on his hands - and it'll take more than a shiny new telegraph machine to win them over... Created by award-winning novelist and scriptwriter Christopher William Hill, this gentle comedy stars Joseph Kloska as Frank, with Christine Absalom, Peter Marinker and Alex Tregear. Produced and directed by Mary Peate Sound by Jenni Burnett, Anne Bunting, Graham Harper and Caleb Knightley Production Co-ordinator: Jessica Brown First broadcast BBC Radio 4: 29 November-20 December 2013 (Series 1), 11 May-1 June 2015 (Series 2) Cast Frank Gunwallow - Joseph Kloska Mary - Bec Applebee Grace - Christine Absalom Tommy - Stuart Fox Ben - Alex Palmer Len - Ed Gaughan Reverend Tregarthan - Peter Marinker Morwenna-May - Alex Tregear Pender - Christopher William Hill Anthony - David Seddon Signor Di Bicci - Sam DaleShow more
London, June 1890.Sarah Bain and her friends Lord Hugh Staunton and Mick O'Reilly are crime-scene photographers for the Daily World newspaper. After solving a sensational murder, they're under pressure to deliver another big story. On a foggy summer night, they're called to the bank of the River Thames. The murder victim is an unidentified woman whose face has been slashed. But as Sarah takes photographs, she discovers that the woman is still alive.The case of Sleeping Beauty becomes a public sensation, and three parties quickly come forward to identify her: a rich, sinister artist who claims she's his wife; a mother and her two daughters who co-own a nursing home and claim she's their stepdaughter/sister; and a precocious little girl who claims Sleeping Beauty is her mother. Which party is Sleeping Beauty's rightful kin? Is someone among them her would-be killer?Then Sleeping Beauty awakens-with a severe case of amnesia. She's forgotten her name and everything else about herself. But she recognizes one of the people who've claimed her. Sarah is delighted to reunite a family and send Sleeping Beauty home-until one of the claimants is murdered. Suddenly, Sarah, her motley crew of friends, and her fiancé Detective Sergeant Barrett are on the wrong side of the law. Now they must identify the killer before they find themselves headed for the gallows.Show more
A dramatic and heart-warming new novel set in the Blitz, from the bestselling author Annie Groves. The East End of London has been devastated by the Blitz and the people are struggling to come to terms with their ravaged city. Rationing bites ever deeper and and everything that makes life better is in short supply. For the district nurses, the challenges are tougher than ever. Gladys loves her work in the Civil Nursing Reserve, but just when she needs to rely on her sister at home to help out with the chores, she turns into a handful of trouble. Edith is learning to cope with her boyfriend's injuries after Dunkirk but will she have to choose between her love for him and her career? With no end in sight, the war reaches its darkest moment ... Can the nurses - and the families and patients that rely on them - find the strength to carry on?Show more
How far would you go to find the truth? 2009 Since Amber lost her child ten years ago, her sole focus has been keeping her small business afloat. Her life seems to be on hold until the morning she finds a girl on the beach outside her gift shop. A girl who has no shoes, no name, and no idea where she came from. 1989 As a wildlife documentary maker, Gwyneth's work has taken her all over the world. When she has a terrible accident in the remote Scottish Highlands, she is saved by the McClusky family and taken into their home. But there is more to this family than meets the eye, and something from their past threatens to tear them apart. Both Amber and Gwyneth are at the beginning of a journey that will unearth long-held family secrets, and has the power to change each of their lives forever... A gripping, emotional page turner with a breath-taking twist, perfect for fans of Susan Lewis, Kerry Fisher and Amanda Prowse. 'Tracy Buchanan writes moving, gripping, heartbreakingly real family drama.' Susan Lewis, Sunday Times bestselling author of ONE MINUTE LATER 'An ambitious and deeply poignant story that will take you into another world.' Heat 'Beautiful, heartbreaking, uplifting ... Really worth a read.' Hello! 'My first book by Tracy Buchanan, it won't be my last... Draws you in and leaves you eager to keep reading on' Reader review 'Fantastic little page-turner ... An emotional roller coaster' Reader review 'Intriguing, gripping and I couldn't read fast enough... As well as thoroughly enjoying the relatable characters I enjoyed the description of the different settings in Scotland and Iceland. They were magical, descriptions of frozen waterfalls, icy lakes - I actually felt the biting cold as though I was actually there.' Radio Tamworth Book ClubShow more
I'm your husband, Chloe. We're a partnership now and we do what's best for us as a couple. Staying here is going to be the best option.' He picked up his drink and took a sip. 'It's not open for discussion. We're not going home. Chloe had the dream wedding. Dan is her perfect man. They haven't known each other for long, but as she walked down the aisle and saw him standing by the altar, tears glistening in his eyes, she knew this was forever. Later, as they relax on a beautiful island, settling in to their new married life together, they congratulate themselves on their lovely wedding day, and Dan jokes that he'd like them to stay there forever. But as the honeymoon goes on, he becomes increasingly adamant. They shouldn't leave. In fact, he won't let her... An utterly gripping psychological thriller.Show more
The compelling new bestseller from the author of The Mersey Daughter and Winter on the Mersey. Alice Lake and her friend Edith have had everything thrown at them in their first year as district nurses in London's East End. From babies born out of wedlock to battered wives, they've had plenty to keep them occupied. As rationing takes hold and Hitler's bombers train their sights on London, there is no escaping the reality of being at war. Edith is trying to battle on bravely while bearing her own heartache but there's no escaping the new terror of the bombing raids. The girls find themselves caught up in the terrible aftermath, their nursing skills desperately needed by the shaken locals on their rounds. With the men away fighting for King and country, it's up to the nurses to keep up the Spirit of the Blitz, and everyone is counting on them...Show more
Crime-scene photographers Sarah, Hugh, and Mick are summoned to the goriest crime scene theyÄôve ever encountered. A pub owner named Harry Warbrick has been found hanged. His murder becomes a sensation because he was EnglandÄôs top hangman. Sir Gerald, owner of the Daily World, announces that theyÄîmeaning Sarah and her friendsÄîwill investigate and solve WarbrickÄôs murder before the police do. She and her friends discover a connection between WarbrickÄôs murder and the most notorious criminal he ever executed: Amelia Carlisle. Something happened at AmeliaÄôs execution. The Official Secrets Act forbids the seven witnesses present to divulge any information about it. But Harry had a bad habit of leaking tips to the press. What is the secret, and who hanged the hangman?Show more
Sci-fi comedy about the bizarre city of Undone - a weird parallel version of London. Edna Turner has moved to London to start a new job at entertainment magazine Get Out!. When she arrives, she meets the strange Tankerton Slopes, who claims to come from a parallel version of London known as 'Undone'. Undone is 'where the weirdness comes from': where you can find pet tricks shows, medication designed to make you paranoid, and the Undone delicacy 'troubled eggs'. Weird things flow into London and mundane things flow into Undone, making them the peculiar places they are. Tankerton offers Edna the task of patrolling the gaps between the cities: finding anyone from Undone who is in London and bringing them back. Because if an 'Undoner' stays in London for too long, things become very weird indeed... With a cast including Alex Tregear, Ben Moor, Kevin Eldon, Tim Key, Emma Kennedy and Al Murray, this sci fi comedy will take you to a dimension just beyond normal logic. Cast: Edna Turner...Sarah Solemani/Alex Tregear Tankerton Slopes...Ben Moor Carlo Jones/Billy O'Malley...Duncan Wisbey The Prince...Kevin Eldon Ida...Sophie Duval Grant...Tim Key Kate...Montserrat Lombard/Daisy Haggard Rosie Turner...Emma Kennedy Golfer Mackenzie...Al Murray Produced by Colin Anderson and Lyndsay FennerShow more
The compelling new bestseller from the author of The Mersey Daughter and Winter on the Mersey. Alice Lake has arrived in London from Liverpool to start her training as a District Nurse, but her journey has been far from easy. Her parents think that she should settle down and get married, but she has already had her heart broken once and isn't about to make the same mistake again. Alice and her best friend Edith are based in the East End but before they've even got their smart new uniforms on, war breaks out and Hitler's bombs are raining down on London. Alice must learn to keep calm and carry on as she tends to London's sick and injured, all the time facing her own heartache and misfortune while keeping up the Spirit of the Blitz...Show more
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