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Drawing on more than a decade's experience working with former tennis World Number One Andy Murray, The Way of the Tortoise introduces you to the benefits of the slow lane, and reveals why it's the only path to a high-performance mindset. Taking inspiration from the fable of the Hare and the Tortoise, internationally renowned trainer Matt Little recognizes that there is no fast path to success. By focusing on immediate results, we can gloss over process in a race to get ahead, skipping over the lessons and experiences that we all need to build solid foundations for our achievements. Matt shows that taking the slow lane can not only help you reach your goals more effectively, it can make your successes more sustainable by increasing your motivation, energy and resilience. By challenging you to a Tortoise test at the end of part one to see where you current skillset lies, and then encouraging you to take part in exercises in part two that will help you improve your score before moving onto the Tortoise bootcamp at the end of the book, Matt motivates you to reflect on your life and work values, and discover the long-term objectives that will be your building blocks to future success. Carrying the values of the Tortoise with us, this book shows that slow and steady really does win the race, helping to create an inspirational environment for yourself and others that encourages development through increased awareness and empathy. Drawing on examples from the highly adaptive world of sport, as well as Matt's own amazing career, The Way of the Tortoise demonstrates the ways in which persistence and fortitude can be purposefully married with flexibility to take you where you want to be.Show more
'A bombshell book' Daily Mail 'Eye-opening and important . . . a book full of righteous anger' Bee Wilson, from her Foreword Did you know that bacon, ham, hot dogs and salami are classified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as 'category 1 carcinogens'? Would you eat them if you knew they caused bowel cancer? Following ten years of detailed investigation, documentary film-maker Guillaume Coudray presents a powerful examination of the use of nitro-additives in meat. As he reveals, most mass-produced processed meats, and now even many 'artisanal' products, contain chemicals that react with meat to form cancer-causing compounds. He tells the full story of how, since the 1970s, the meat-processing industry has denied the health risks because these additives make curing cheaper and quicker, extending shelf life and giving meat a pleasing pink colour. These additives are, in fact, unnecessary. Parma ham has not contained them for nearly 30 years - and indeed all traditional cured meats were once produced without nitrate and nitrite. Progressive producers are now increasingly following that example.? Who Poisoned Your Bacon Sandwich? - featuring a foreword by acclaimed food writer Bee Wilson - is the authoritative, gripping and scandalous story of big business flying in the face of scientific health warnings. It allows you to evaluate the risks, and carries a message of hope that things can change.Show more
Hey-ho, hey-ho! Father-daughter duo Jeremy and Hermione Tankard are thrilled to deliver the second book in this heartfelt, “humerus” series! This is a full-cast audio adaptation of the graphic novel from authors Jeremy and Hermione Tankard, performed by Gary Furlong, Maxwell Glick, Joel Froomkin, Morag Sims, Shiromi Arserio, Justine Eyre, and Alister Austin, and featuring a full sound design! Yorick and his trusty canine companion Bones hath returned, and they are cordially invited to a costume party! But when Yorick arrives and meets a new friend, he isn’t sure whether she likes the real him or just who he is in disguise. Do clothes really make the skeleton? Can Yorick ever be the same fun-loving jester he once was, if it means pretending to be something he’s not? Yorick will need help from some friendly faces to get to the bottom of these big questions. But will the answers make for a comedy or a tragedy?Show more
An original full-cast audio adaptation of the graphic novel from authors Jeremy and Hermione Tankard, performed by Gary Furlong, Maxwell Glick, Morag Sims, Alister Austin, Joel Froomkin, and featuring a full sound design! Yorick is a skeleton who was just dug up after a few hundred years of sleep. He speaks like it too. “Forsooth, my joy, I barely can contain!” Bones is the hungry dog who did the digging. Though he cannot speak, he can chomp. What will become of these two unlikely companions? Will Yorick ever find the friend he seeks? Will Bones ever find a tasty treat that does not talk back? The course of true friendship never did run smooth.Show more
He stole her childhood. Now she wants it back. Mara Sitwell was only eleven when she went missing. Nineteen years later, she's been found wandering through remote woodland, alone and confused. She says she's been kept in an underground cell for all these years - but refuses to reveal anything about the man who snatched her. What does she have to hide? And who's she protecting? Her brother-in-law, Damian, certainly doubts she's telling the whole truth and fears she might even be a danger to his young children, especially when his wife insists on moving Mara into their home. To save his family, Damian will have to prove what really happened to Mara all those years ago. But the truth is never easy to uncover when it's been buried so deep. . .Show more
Can the villain be the hero?Charlie Cobb is the man they call 'Breaker'. The guy the mob sends to scare the worst of the worst. He's promised his daughter he'll change his ways. But there's a witness to silence. Which finds Charlie at a crossroads... Pull the trigger on young Danny, or turn protector and take on vicious crime boss, Ivan Rudenko? If you like your action fast, brutal and darkly funny, get ready to meet the baddest new good guy on the block. Described as 'Jack Reacher in disguise', Charlie's the hero you'd cross the street to avoid. But the one guy you'd want in your corner. From the UK'sgritty ganglands, to LA's underbelly and beyond, Charlie will stop at nothing until justice is served. About the Series... Breaker A ruthless Russian mob boss wants a young witness dead, Will Charlie pull the trigger or put himself in the firing line? Whatever happens, it will be gritty, funny and there will be blood. Death & Back How far would you go to save a stranger? Charlie takes a job driving a truck in London. But the mysterious cargo sets him on a collision course with an international crime ring. The Holdup A crashed car. Two dead passengers in masks. A bag of cash and vultures circling in the desert. Charlie can't remember how he got there. And has no idea how much trouble he’s in. Burnout A hellraising movie star dies. The LAPD call it a tragic accident. Not Charlie. Soon he’s digging up all kinds of dirt in the Hollywood hills. And painting a blood-red bullseye on his back. Walk Away An old friend is brutally killed. Charlie returns home to track down the killer. But his old mob enemies are on his tail. And then there's the victim's daughter to protect. Ready to meet Charlie? Start the adventure now.Show more
Britain's most infamous criminals: the Kray twins. The extent of their activities has always been uncertain. But now, it is time for the conclusive account of their story, from their East End beginnings, to becoming the kingpins of London's underworld. This objective account, compiled by best-selling crime author and criminal lawyer James Morton, cuts through the conflicting versions of their stories and answers burning questions still being asked, 50 years after their infamous conviction. How was the clergy involved in evading police action? What was Charlie Kray's true position with his brothers? Just how many did they kill? Featuring an in-depth discussion at the supposed claims they killed up to 30, and a deep dive into the death of champion boxer Freddie Mills, The Final Word compiles all previous accounts and then some to find the truth behind their legendary status. "'A book that reads as the ultimate case file against the Krays" - THE TIMESShow more
Sticks and Stones is the sixth book in the popular DS Coupland series. A consultant is accused of killing his patients...A local MP has murdered a call girl... A teacher ploughs a minibus into a group of pupils...It's as though Salford is under a permanent full moon, not helped by the fact DS Kevin Coupland is fighting to hold onto his career. Following an allegation that he was behind a prisoner's murder in HMP Manchester, Coupland enlists the help of the one man everyone is certain has set him up - Kieran Tunney, a notorious crime boss already under investigation. When Coupland reviews several cases he suspects they are linked, in a way he cannot believe is possible. If his suspicions are correct then he must act fast to stop the unthinkable from happening - even if that means putting himself in the firing line.Show more
The Athlete's Gut is an in-depth look at a system that plagues many athletes. This guide offers a much-needed resource for troubleshooting GI problems. The majority of endurance athletes suffer from some kind of gut problem during training and competition. Symptoms like nausea, cramping, bloating, side stitches, and the need to defecate can negatively impact an athlete's performance. Why are gut problems so common during exercise? And what can athletes do to prevent and manage gut symptoms that occur during training and competition? The Athlete's Gut makes sense of the complicated gastrointestinal tract and offers solutions to the tummy troubles that keep athletes from enjoying and excelling in their sport. Written by Patrick Wilson, professor of exercise science and registered dietitian, this gut guide for athletes combines the latest research on exercise and the gut with humorous descriptions and relatable stories. Athletes will better understand the inner workings of their own gut and will be equipped to make the needed changes to diet and exercise to perform?and feel?better.Show more
Revenge is a dish best served bloody. An old friend is brutally murdered. The police don't have a clue. Enter Charlie Cobb. Back on the mean streets of Manchester and on the hunt of a savage killer. Charlie's hot on the man's trail. But there are three big problems. One, the murderer is protected by a powerful underworld boss. Two, a disposed Russian kingpin wants him dead. And three, Charlie must babysit a five-year-old in the process. As he revisits old haunts and old memories, Charlie must finally decide what kind of a man he really is - and just how badly he wants revenge. The fifth in the gritty, funny thriller series, let this action-packed NOVELLA lead you deeper and darker into Charlie's world. New to the series? The first book, BREAKER, is free. Just type 'Breaker' in the search box. Contains violence and bad language - not for the faint of heart.Show more
The Green Man's Foe is a modern fantasy rooted in the ancient myths and folklore of the British Isles from bestselling author Juliet E. McKenna. When you do a good job for someone, there's a strong chance they'll offer you more work or recommend you elsewhere. So Daniel Mackmain isn't particularly surprised when his boss's architect brother asks for his help on a historic house renovation in the Cotswolds. Except Dan's a dryad's son, and he soon realises there's a whole lot more going on. Ancient malice is stirring and it has made an alliance in the modern world. The Green Man expects Dan to put an end to this threat. Seeing the danger, Dan's forced to agree. The problem is he's alone in a place he doesn't know, a hundred miles or more away from any allies of his own.Show more
THE NEW DS COUPLAND NOVEL An accusation of police brutality An unsolved hit and run A social media minefield The murder squad's resources at Salford Precinct Station are stretched to the limit. DS Kevin Coupland is called out to a fatal fire at a local residential home for vulnerable people, and immediately suspects arson. One of the victims is the sister of local gangster Kieran Tunney, sparking revenge attacks which threaten to bring the city to a standstill. For Coupland the clock is ticking. With a Professional Standards hearing to prepare for and an avenging gangster to contend with he makes a shocking discovery which has devastating repercussions - for the community, for the crime boss, and for Coupland himself. From best-selling author Emma Salisbury, a gripping police procedural that pulls no punches. FLESH AND BLOOD is the fifth book in the DS Coupland series. Praise for Emma Salisbury: 'Emma is the latest to join an elite club of authors.' Sunday Mail 'An author to watch.' Goodreads reviewerShow more
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