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Neuroscience is revolutionizing our understanding of human psychology and behavior. By showing how to apply this new understanding to how you recruit, manage, and develop your people, Brann is enabling you to deliver a step change in organizational performance and individual achievement.Show more
‘Absolutely adored this book, what a brilliant read… Would highly recommend.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ A fresh start brings a second chance at love… When Orly’s boyfriend and business partner dumps her for a celebrity fling, she finds solace in tacos, tequila and tears. One terrible hangover later, she’s packed her bags and swapped her London apartment for the overgrown grounds of Honeysuckle Hall. After years spent catering to others’ whims, Orly is going after what she wants: a simpler life, surrounded by nature. Her plan to set up countryside retreats for burned-out city-dwellers means she soon has the social life she’s been dreaming of – and gorgeous carpenter Leo is always around when she needs something fixed… As Orly’s new life blossoms, so does her friendship with Leo, and she wonders if she’s finally found somewhere to put down roots – until she discovers a series of anonymous notes, warning her off. Was she wrong to trust Leo? Or is someone else trying to sabotage her future? A heartwarming and humorous romance for fans of Debbie Johnson and Holly Martin. Readers LOVE Escape to Honeysuckle Hall! ‘The perfect comfort read!… Grab a comfy sofa, a cuppa and curl up with this gorgeous book. Highly recommended.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Rebecca Raisin is becoming my go-to author when I need a cozy romance to cuddle up with…’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘ A delightful read from start to finish…’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A cracking read! Just what I needed…’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Pure joyous escapism… So many laugh out loud moments… I loved it.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A truly feel-good read…’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A charming page-turner of a book… Definitely not to be missed!’ Bella Osborne, bestselling author of Meet Me at Pebble Beach ‘Exuberant and funny… It warmed my heart like a summer's day.’ Jane Linfoot, bestselling author ‘I loved everything about this book… A total joy to read!’ Jaimie Admans, bestselling authorShow more
The full story of the thirty-nine female SOE agents who went undercover in France Formed in 1940, Special Operations Executive was to coordinate Resistance work overseas. The organization's F section sent more than four hundred agents into France, thirty-nine of whom were women. But while some are widely known-Violette Szabo, Odette Sansom, Noor Inayat Khan-others have had their stories largely overlooked. Kate Vigurs interweaves for the first time the stories of all thirty-nine female agents. Tracing their journeys from early recruitment to work undertaken in the field, to evasion from, or capture by, the Gestapo, Vigurs shows just how greatly missions varied. Some agents were more adept at parachuting. Some agents' missions lasted for years, others' less than a few hours. Some survived, others were murdered. By placing the women in the context of their work with the SOE and the wider war, this history reveals the true extent of the differences in their abilities and attitudes while underlining how they nonetheless shared a common mission and, ultimately, deserve recognition.Show more
'A reference book that will see every history student through school and university' (Lucy Moore, New Statesman) Despite suffering at the hands of invading Romans, Anglo-Saxons, and Normans, and tyrannical kings and queens, Britons have been renowned since Queen Boudicca for their fierce commitment to the liberty of the individual. Britain's seven-hundred-year-old parliamentary democracy has developed from a passion for fairness and the rule of law. In an atmospheric and vivid narrative Rebecca Fraser takes listeners through key events in the nation's history, from Alfred and the Danes to the Norman Conquest, from Magna Carta to the founding of English America, from the Industrial Revolution and the Empire to the Commonwealth today. The listener is introduced to the lives of the far-sighted statesmen and women, heroes and villains, scientists, soldiers, and great explorers, whose ideas have informed the colorful tapestry which is the story of Britain.Show more
The second set of interconnected stand-alone fairy tale retellings from the Four Kingdoms series Book 3-The Princess Pact: A Twist on Rumpelstiltskin: Marie, the dutiful princess of Northhelm, chafes under the rigid protocol that governs her life. Then a growing darkness threatens the kingdom and uncovers the lie at the center of her whole life-a single pact that changes everything. Novella 3.5-A Midwinter's Wedding: A Retelling of The Frog Prince: Princess Cordelia is used to being overshadowed by her many brothers and sisters. So when she's offered the chance to attend her brother's wedding in a faraway kingdom, she leaps at it. In Northhelm, she'll finally have the chance to stand out. And maybe, just maybe, she'll even find romance. Book 4-The Princess Game: A Reimagining of Sleeping Beauty: In this reimagining of the classic fairy tale Sleeping Beauty, it's only the princess's mind that is asleep. And sometimes appearances can be deceiving.Show more
The residents of an apartment block, in Central Krakow, are trapped in their own building. All windows and doors are sealed, phone lines are down and the Internet is off. Seven people, cut off from the world. It quickly turns out that they are participating in a strange game played by the mysterious 'THEY'. Suspicions are cast and conflicts break out. Paranoia thickens. Until finally, blood is shed. The Institute is a compelling suspenseful thriller and an uncomfortable and troubling study of the most primal of instincts: fear.Show more
Miss Jane Quayle excels at invention. How else could the sheltered daughter of an English gentleman create lurid gothic novels so infamous someone wants their author silenced forever? Fortunately, Jane has taken steps to protect herself: first, by assuming a pen name and, second, by taking up residence at remote Dunnock Castle, surrounded by rugged scenery that might have been ripped from the pages of one of her books. Her true identity remains a secret...until one dark and stormy night.After years of spying for the British army, Thomas Sutherland doubts the Highlands will ever feel like home again. Nevertheless, thanks to a quirk of Scottish inheritance law, he's now the Earl of Magnus, complete with a crumbling castle currently inhabited by a notorious novelist. When the writer turns out to be the woman Thomas once wooed, suspicions rise even as mutual sparks reignite. As danger closes in, can Jane and Thomas overcome their pasts to forge a future together?Show more
Sometimes a fairy tale ending is only the beginning . . . Sarah and Evelyn have already risked everything to help Ava win a crown. But they soon learn that a coronation is a beginning, not an ending. Not everyone in Rangmere is happy to see the young queen on the throne, and intrigue and danger lurk all around. The cousins find themselves fighting not only for their new kingdom but also for their own survival in the royal court. When a new threat emerges, the two girls must defeat it to both save the crown and secure their own happily ever afters.Show more
The first three interconnected stand-alone fairy tale retellings from the Four Kingdoms series Book 1-The Princess Companion: A Retelling of The Princess and the Pea: This retelling of the classic fairy tale The Princess and the Pea reimagines the risks and rewards that come when one royal family goes searching for a true princess. Book 2-The Princess Fugitive: A Reimagining of Little Red Riding Hood: In this reimagining of the classic fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood, the girl in the red hood has been swallowed up by the wolf and must decide if she's willing to fight for her freedom, no matter the cost. Novella 2.5-Happily Ever Afters: A Reimagining of Snow White and Rose Red: Sarah and Evelyn have already risked everything to help Ava win a crown. But they soon learn that a coronation is a beginning, not an ending. Not everyone in Rangmere is happy to see the young queen on the throne, and intrigue and danger lurk all around. The cousins find themselves fighting not only for their new kingdom but also for their own survival in the royal court. When a new threat emerges, the two girls must defeat it to both save the crown and secure their own happily ever afters.Show more
Princess Cordelia is used to being overshadowed by her many brothers and sisters. So when she's offered the chance to attend her brother's wedding in a faraway kingdom, she leaps at it. In Northhelm, she'll finally have the chance to stand out. And maybe, just maybe, she'll even find romance. But not everything in the Northhelmian court is as it appears. With her brother distracted by the wedding, only Ferdinand, the ugliest man at court, will listen to Cordelia's concerns. An observant princess and a strangely amphibious soldier may be the only thing standing between all Four Kingdoms and disaster. Cordelia will have to overcome prejudice, deceit, and danger if she wants to save the day and find romance in A Midwinter's Wedding.Show more
What is animal welfare? This concise and accessible guide is for anyone who is interested in animals and who has wondered how we can assess their welfare scientifically. It defines animal welfare as 'health and animals having what they want,' a definition that can be easily understood by scientists and non-scientists alike, expresses in simple words what underlies many existing definitions, and shows what evidence we need to collect to improve animal welfare in practice. Above all, it puts the animal's own point of view at the heart of an assessment of its welfare. Defining welfare as 'health and what animals want' allows us to distinguish between measures that are simply what an animal does when it is alert, aroused, or active and those measures that genuinely allow us to distinguish between situations the animals themselves see as positive or negative. Sentience is for many people the essence of what is meant by welfare, but studying consciousness is notoriously difficult, particularly in non-human species. These difficulties are discussed in the context of our current-and as yet incomplete-knowledge of human and animal consciousness. Finally, the book highlights some key ideas in the relationship between animal welfare science and animal ethics and shows how closely the well-being of humans is linked to that of other animals.Show more
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