The very best of Italian cooking with Michela, Romina and Emanuela in Simply Italian. ´Wales and Italy, family and food: for us, these four things are inextricably linked and at the root of our upbringing. Whether at the family home in Wales or when we spend holidays in the small hilltop village we are from in northern Italy, we have always heard Dad say that ´la tavola´ (the table) is the central focus of our lives. It´s where we cook, eat and socialise as a family.´ Michela, Emanuela and Romina Chiappa grew up in Wales in the heart of a close-knit Italian community where food was always at the centre of family and social gatherings. Whether searching for porcini in the hills near their parents´ home, or making pasta for Christmas Eve with the whole family, to sharing food at the annual Welsh-Italian summer picnic, the three sisters have been immersed in the Italian way of cooking all their lives. In their first cookbook they share their cherished family recipes, including all the pasta dishes recently seen in their Channel 4 series Simply Italian. From snacks, soups and salads, to mains, side dishes and desserts, Simply Italian brings you good, simple, fresh Italian food. Michela works as an agent in a sports management company, as well running a coffee and pizza café in Cardiff with her husband. Of the sisters, she´s the risotto expert and also loves to make pasta sauces. Romina works for a luxury fashion brand is London, and loves to bake for friends and family. Emanuela runs an online business selling bespoke homemade gifts for children, and works as a nanny. She loves to cook time-consuming meals and entertain large groups.
Sharing a happy marriage with the plain and outspoken Dorothy, Aaron, a man who spent his youth avoiding a controlling sister, is devastated by his wife´s death and moves through the grieving process with the help of her apparition.
In this second book in the Top-Secret Diary of Celie Valentine series, ten-year-old Celie´s grandmother has moved in with her family, and Granny´s forgetfulness is starting to worry Celie. In the meantime, Celie can tell her parents are keeping secrets, but she can´t talk to her best friend, Lula, or her sister, Jo, because they´re both keeping secrets, too! Why isn´t Lula sharing with Celie? Who is Jo texting all the time? And what is Celie supposed to do when special time with her grandmother becomes much more complicated?and possibly dangerous?than Celie can manage on her own? Once again, Celie turns to her diary as she tries to sort this all out, filling the pages with humorous, heartfelt entries, notes, drawings, and pages from her top-secret spy notebook.
An adorable bedtime picture book with a positive message about friendship and overcoming shyness. From Rachel Bright, the bestselling author of The Lion Inside and The Koala Who Could. Little Mouseling lives with her family in Wintermouse Wood. She loves having a big family, but she´s so small that she often gets left out when her older brothers and sisters go out to play. Can this shy little mouse find a best friend to stay by her side? This gentle, rhyming story is perfect for sharing with your little one at bedtime. Look out for The Koala Who Could: Winner of the Sainsbury´s Book Prize 2017!
Discover God´s best for your romantic relationshipsIn a culture obsessed with love and romance, why is it so hard for us to find satisfying love that lasts? Maybe we´ve been looking at this thing called love all wrong. In this insightful, encouraging, and totally candid book, sisters Kristen Clark and Bethany Beal share a radically better and refreshingly biblical approach to navigating your love life. Covering topics such as true love, purposeful relationships, sex, boundaries, and singleness, Love Defined will take you on a journey to discovering God´s good and original design for romance. If you´ve ever wanted a wise big sister to help you navigate relationships, this book gives you two of them! --Dr. Juli Slattery, cofounder of Authentic Intimacy and author of Sex and the Single Girl Kristen and Bethany challenge the popular status quo approach to relationships. Their ideas are radical. Countercultural. If you´re a young woman looking for true romance according to God´s way, you can´t afford to miss this book! --Mary A. Kassian, author of Girls Gone WiseKristen Clark and Bethany Beal are sisters, lifelong friends, the founders of GirlDefined Ministries, and authors of Girl Defined. These Texas gals are passionate about God´s beautiful design for womanhood and love sharing this message through blogging, speaking, and mentoring young women. WWW.GIRLDEFINED.COM
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction Finalist for the 2017 PEN Faulkner Award In this literary masterwork, Louise Erdrich, the bestselling author of the National Book Award-winning The Round House and the Pulitzer Prize nominee The Plague of Doves wields her breathtaking narrative magic in an emotionally haunting contemporary tale of a tragic accident, a demand for justice, and a profound act of atonement with ancient roots in Native American culture. North Dakota, late summer, 1999. Landreaux Iron stalks a deer along the edge of the property bordering his own. He shoots with easy confidence-but when the buck springs away, Landreaux realizes he´s hit something else, a blur he saw as he squeezed the trigger. When he staggers closer, he realizes he has killed his neighbor´s five-year-old son, Dusty Ravich. The youngest child of his friend and neighbor, Peter Ravich, Dusty was best friends with Landreaux´s five-year-old son, LaRose. The two families have always been close, sharing food, clothing, and rides into town; their children played together despite going to different schools; and Landreaux´s wife, Emmaline, is half sister to Dusty´s mother, Nola. Horrified at what he´s done, the recovered alcoholic turns to an Ojibwe tribe tradition-the sweat lodge-for guidance, and finds a way forward. Following an ancient means of retribution, he and Emmaline will give LaRose to the grieving Peter and Nola. ´´Our son will be your son now,´´ they tell them. LaRose is quickly absorbed into his new family. Plagued by thoughts of suicide, Nola dotes on him, keeping her darkness at bay. His fierce, rebellious new ´´sister,´´ Maggie, welcomes him as a coconspirator who can ease her volatile mother´s terrifying moods. Gradually he´s allowed shared visits with his birth family, whose sorrow mirrors the Raviches´ own. As the years pass, LaRose becomes the linchpin linking the Irons and the Raviches, and eventually their mutual pain begins to heal. But when a vengeful man with a long-standing grudge against Landreaux begins raising trouble, hurling accusations of a cover-up the day Dusty died, he threatens the tenuous peace that has kept these two fragile families whole. Inspiring and affecting, LaRose is a powerful exploration of loss, justice, and the reparation of the human heart, and an unforgettable, dazzling tour de force from one of America´s most distinguished literary masters.
´´[An] obscenely enjoyable romp . . . [Fashion Climbing] leaves the readers gasping for more.´´ -The New York Times Book Review The untold story of a New York City legend´s education in creativity and style For Bill Cunningham, New York City was the land of freedom, glamour, and, above all, style. Growing up in a lace-curtain Irish suburb of Boston, secretly trying on his sister´s dresses and spending his evenings after school in the city´s chicest boutiques, Bill dreamed of a life dedicated to fashion. But his desires were a source of shame for his family, and after dropping out of Harvard, he had to fight them tooth-and-nail to pursue his love. When he arrived in New York, he reveled in people-watching. He spent his nights at opera openings and gate-crashing extravagant balls, where he would take note of the styles, new and old, watching how the gowns moved, how the jewels hung, how the hair laid on each head. This was his education, and the birth of the democratic and exuberant taste that he came to be famous for as a photographer for The New York Times. After two style mavens took Bill under their wing, his creativity thrived and he made a name for himself as a designer. Taking on the alias William J.--because designing under his family´s name would have been a disgrace to his parents--Bill became one of the era´s most outlandish and celebrated hat designers, catering to movie stars, heiresses, and artists alike. Bill´s mission was to bring happiness to the world by making women an inspiration to themselves and everyone who saw them. These were halcyon days when fashion was all he ate and drank. When he was broke and hungry he´d stroll past the store windows on Fifth Avenue and feed himself on beautiful things. Fashion Climbing is the story of a young man striving to be the person he was born to be: a true original. But although he was one of the city´s most recognized and treasured figures, Bill was also one of its most guarded. Written with his infectious joy and one-of-a-kind voice, this memoir was polished, neatly typewritten, and safely stored away in his lifetime. He held off on sharing it--and himself--until his passing. Between these covers, is an education in style, an effervescent tale of a bohemian world as it once was, and a final gift to the readers of one of New York´s great characters.
Set on the scenic fjords of Norway, The Christmas Lights by bestselling author Karen Swan is a moving Christmas tale of love and heartbreak. December 2018, and free-spirited Influencers Bo Loxley and her partner Zac are living a life of wanderlust, travelling the globe and sharing their adventures with their millions of fans. Booked to spend Christmas in the Norwegian fjords, they set up home in a remote farm owned by enigmatic mountain guide Anders and his fierce grandmother Signy. Surrounded by snowy peaks and frozen falls, everything should be perfect. But the camera can lie and with every new post, the ´perfect´ life Zac and Bo are portraying is diverging from the truth. Something Bo can´t explain is wrong at the very heart of their lives and Anders is the only person who´ll listen. June 1936, and fourteen-year old Signy is sent with her sister and village friends to the summer pastures to work as milkmaids, protecting the herd that will sustain the farm through the long, winter months. But miles from home and away from the safety of their families, threat begins to lurk in friendly faces . . . The mountains keep secrets - Signy knows this better than anyone - and as Bo´s life begins to spiral she is forced, like the old woman before her, to question who is friend and who is foe.