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  • THE GREAT WIDE OPEN

    Douglas Kennedy

    • Arrow
    • 25 July 2019

    Accomplished...a strangely mesmerising effect...absolutely excellent' New Statesman New York, 1980s Alice Burns - a young book editor - is deep into a manuscript about the morass of family life. The observations within resonate, perhaps, because she has just watched her own family implode.
    As she reads she wonders: When did the sadness start? And could it be that unhappiness is a choice?
    Thus begins a great American epic which follows Alice as she navigates high school, first love and sexism at an elite college, a spell in 1970s Ireland, and a tragedy that sends her stateside as the US embraces a cowboy actor named Reagan.
    But it is also the tale of her endlessly complex parents and brothers - how their destinies are written by the lies they tell themselves and others.
    The Great Wide Open is an immensely ambitious and compulsive saga; a novel which will speak volumes to anyone who has marvelled at that pain that can only be caused by family itself.

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    The observations within resonate, perhaps, because she has just watched her own family implode. As she reads she wonders: When did the sadness start? And could it be that unhappiness is a choice?Thus begins a great American epic which follows Alice as she navigates high school, first love and sexism at an elite college, a spell in 1970s Ireland, and a tragedy that sends her stateside as the US embraces a cowboy actor named Reagan. But it is also the tale of her endlessly complex parents and brothers - how their destinies are written by the lies they tell themselves and others. The Great Wide Open is an immensely ambitious and compulsive saga; a novel which will speak volumes to anyone who has marvelled at that pain that can only be caused by family itself.

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    Since they were first published, James Herriot's memoirs have sold millions of copies and entranced generations of animal lovers. Charming, funny and touching, All Things Bright and Beautiful is a heart-warming story of determination, love and companionship from one of Britain's best-loved authors. 'I grew up reading James Herriot's books and I'm delighted that thirty years on they are still every bit as charming, heartwarming and laugh-out-loud funny as they were then' - Kate Humble'Herriot's enchanting tales of life in the Dales are deservedly classics. Full of extraordinary characters, animal and human, the books never fail to delight' - Amanda Owen, bestselling author of The Yorkshire Shepherdess

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    Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind is an epic fantasy tale written and illustrated by legendary Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki, creator of My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle. A modern masterpiece, the entire series is now available in this deluxe box set containing two hardcover volumes with interior colour pages and a bonus poster.

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    Kai, Orla and Zak grew up together, their days spent on the patch of wilderness in between their homes, a small green space in a sprawling grey city. Music, laughter and friendship bind them together and they have big plans for their future - until Kai's family suffers a huge loss.   Trying to cope with his own grief, as well as watching it tear his family apart, Kai is drawn into a new and more dangerous crowd, until his dreams for the future are a distant memory. Excluded from school and retreating from his loved ones, it seems as though his path is set, his story foretold. Orla, Zak and new classmate Om are determined to help him find his way back. But are they too late?

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    Doing well with money isn't necessarily about what you know. It's about how you behave. And behavior is hard to teach, even to really smart people. Money-investing, personal finance, and business decisions-is typically taught as a math-based field, where data and formulas tell us exactly what to do. But in the real world people don't make financial decisions on a spreadsheet. They make them at the dinner table, or in a meeting room, where personal history, your own unique view of the world, ego, pride, marketing, and odd incentives are scrambled together. In The Psychology of Money, award-winning author Morgan Housel shares 19 short stories exploring the strange ways people think about money and teaches you how to make better sense of one of life's most important topics.

  • Once There Were Wolves is one of those very rare, special novels that changes you as you read , which you do as slowly as you can because you want to savor it, except the pages keep turning furiously because the story is so thrilling and so powerful. It''s beautifully written and smart and impressively, importantly atmospheric. And it''s also funny and warm and perfectly crafted with some of the best characters I have ever read . I will be enthusiastically recommending this novel to everyone forever. Charlotte McConaghy has cemented herself as a sure-thing, must-read writer for me. I loved loved loved this book

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    A wild and gripping novel about one woman's quest to reintroduce wolves to the Scottish Highlands at any cost Inti Flynn arrives in the Scottish Highlands with fourteen grey wolves, a traumatised sister and fierce tenacity. As a biologist, she knows the animals are the best hope for rewilding the ruined landscape and she cares little for local opposition. As a sister, she hopes the remote project will offer her twin, Aggie, a chance to heal after the horrific events that drove them both out of Alaska. But violence dogs their footsteps and one night Inti stumbles over the body of a farmer. Unable to accept that her wolves could be responsible, she makes a reckless decision to protect them. But if the wolves didn't make the kill, then who did? And can she trust the man she is beginning to love when he becomes the main suspect? Propulsive and unforgettable, Once There Were Wolves is the spellbinding story of a woman desperate to save her family, the wild animals and the natural world she loves, at any cost.

  • BLACK BUCK

    Mateo Askaripour

    ''Askaripour''s satire of the tech industry . . . will appeal to fans of Paul Beatty''s Booker-prizewinning novel "The Sellout" and Jordan Peele''s film "Get Out"'' The Economist ''Mesmerizing. . . a high wire act full of verve and dark, comic energy.'' Colson Whitehead, author of The Underground Railroad ''I love this so much. It''s effortlessly funny, smart and satisfyingly self-aware'' Candice Carty-Williams, author of Queenie Meet Darren. An unambitious twenty-two-year-old living with his mother and working at Starbucks. All that changes when a chance encounter with Rhett Daniels, the silver-tongued CEO of NYC''s hottest tech startup, results in Darren joining Rhett''s elite sales team. On his first day Darren realizes he is the only Black person in the company, and when things start to get strange, he reimagines himself as ''Buck'', a ruthless salesman, unrecognizable to his friends and family. Money, partying, and fame soon follow Buck, and wherever he goes more is never enough. But when tragedy strikes at home, Buck begins to hatch a plan to help young people of colour infiltrate America''s sales force, setting off a chain of events that forever changes the game. An earnest work of satire, Black Buck is a hilarious, razor-sharp skewering of office culture; a propulsive, crackling debut that explores ambition and race, and makes way for a necessary new vision of the American dream. ''A crackling satire of corporate America'' Guardian '' A wonderful, riotous romp. A razor sharp, humorous examination of American workplace dynamics in the tech industry '' Irenosen Okojie

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    Meet Darren. An unambitious twenty-two-year-old living with his mother and working at Starbucks. All that changes when a chance encounter with Rhett Daniels, the silver-tongued CEO of NYC's hottest tech startup, results in Darren joining Rhett's elite sales team.   On his first day Darren realizes he is the only Black person in the company, and when things start to get strange, he reimagines himself as 'Buck', a ruthless salesman, unrecognizable to his friends and family. Money, partying, and fame soon follow Buck, and wherever he goes more is never enough. But when tragedy strikes at home, Buck begins to hatch a plan to help young people of colour infiltrate America's sales force, setting off a chain of events that forever changes the game.   An earnest work of satire, Black Buck is a hilarious, razor-sharp skewering of office culture; a propulsive, crackling debut that explores ambition and race, and makes way for a necessary new vision of the American dream.

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    When Leeds meets Layla, he's convinced he'll spend the rest of his life with her--until an unexpected attack leaves Layla fighting for her life. After weeks in the hospital, Layla recovers physically, but the emotional and mental scarring has altered the woman Leeds fell in love with. In order to put their relationship back on track, Leeds whisks Layla away to the bed-and-breakfast where they first met. Once they arrive, Layla's behavior takes a bizarre turn. And that's just one of many inexplicable occurrences.   Feeling distant from Layla, Leeds soon finds solace in Willow--another guest of the B&B with whom he forms a connection through their shared concerns. As his curiosity for Willow grows, his decision to help her find answers puts him in direct conflict with Layla's well-being. Leeds soon realizes he has to make a choice because he can't help both of them. But if he makes the wrong choice, it could be detrimental for all of them.

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    Luis Sepúlveda, a quien el público de lengua española ya conoce bien, tiene dos hijos muy jóvenes, a quienes llama «mis enanos» y a quienes prometió un día escribir una historia acerca de lo mal que gestionamos los humanos nuestro propio entorno, lesionando la naturaleza, que nos brinda tantos bienes, y de paso autolesionándonos sin piedad. Así nació Historia de una gaviota y del gato que le enseñó a volar, que cuenta las aventuras de Zorbas, un gato «grande, negro y gordo», cuyo inquebrantable sentido del honor le conduce un día a comprometerse a criar un polluelo de gaviota. Su madre, una hermosa gaviota, atrapada por una ola de petróleo vertido en el mar por un buque varado, le deja en prenda a Zorbas, justo antes de morir, el huevo que acaba de poner. Zorbas, que es gato de palabra, cumplirá sus dos promesas: no sólo criará al polluelo, sino que le enseñará a volar. Los amigos de Zorbas, Secretario, Sabelotodo, Barlovento y Colonello, le ayudarán en una tarea que, como se verá, no es tan fácil como parece, y menos para una banda de gatos más acostumbrados a hacer frente a la dura vida en un puerto como el de Hamburgo que a hacer de padres de una cría de gaviota...

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    Lucila Godoy Alcayaga (Vicuña, Chile, 1889 - Hampstead, EEUU, 1957) fue suplantada literariamente por Gabriela Mistral, pero siguió siendo Lucila Godoy en relación a su profesión de maestra. El falso nombre, el de circulación pública, deslinda territorios, perfila el gesto de la autoría literaria y la delimita como lugar de creación poética. De "Tala" a "Lagar" hay diferencias y hay continuidades. Si el título "Tala" alude al necesario despojo para emprender la escritura, definido por el corte y la carencia (la tala), "lagar" (lugar donde se pisa la uva) figura como tropo de producción poética que se nutre de restos experienciales y de escrituras anteriores.

  • B>b>The full title and details of this book will be announced on August 4th, 2021. This is the official preorder to reserve your copy.br>/b>/b>br>br>Follow the Seven Seas Entertainment Twitter account @gomanga on August 4th for our exciting reveal of this book! Complete list to be announced that day, with preorders live now:br>;br>New License #1: Vol. 1 (ISBN: 9781648279218)br>New License #2: Vol. 1 (ISBN: 9781648279195)br>New License #3: Vol. 1 (ISBN: 9781648279171)

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    Wei Wuxian was once one of the most powerful men of his generation, a talented and clever young cultivator who harnessed martial arts and spirituality into powerful abilities. But when the horrors of war led him to seek more power through demonic cultivation, the world's respect for his abilities turned to fear, and his death was celebrated throughout the land. Years later, he awakens in the body of an aggrieved young man who sacrifices his soul so that Wei Wuxian can exact revenge on his behalf. Though granted a second life, Wei Wuxian is not free from his first, nor the mysteries that appear before him now. Yet this time, he'll face it all with the righteous and esteemed Lan Wangji at his side, another powerful cultivator whose unwavering dedication and shared memories of their past will help shine a light on the dark truths that surround them.

  • Damon Galgut is a novelist who has twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize. His most recent novel, Arctic Summer , was nominated for the Walter Scott and Folio prizes and his fiction has been published in sixteen languages. The film of The Quarry , starring Michael Shannon, was released in 2020. Damon Galgut lives and works in Cape Town.>

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    Booker Prize 2021   The Promise charts the crash and burn of a white South African family, living on a farm outside Pretoria. The Swarts are gathering for Ma's funeral. The younger generation, Anton and Amor, detest everything the family stand for - not least the failed promise to the Black woman who has worked for them her whole life. After years of service, Salome was promised her own house, her own land... yet somehow, as each decade passes, that promise remains unfulfilled. The narrator's eye shifts and blinks: moving fluidly between characters, flying into their dreams; deliciously lethal in its observation. And as the country moves from old deep divisions to its new so-called fairer society, the lost promise of more than just one family hovers behind the novel's title. In this story of a diminished family, sharp and tender emotional truths hit home. Confident, deft and quietly powerful, The Promise is literary fiction at its finest.

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    Prix Médicis Étranger 2021 - Medicis Prize 2021   An addictive novel about contemporary parenthood and modern family life.   A grandfather returns home from abroad to visit his adult children. The son is a failure. The daughter is having a baby with the wrong man. Only the grandfather, the proud patriarch, is perfect - at least, according to himself.   Over the course of ten intense days, the relationships of this chaotic and entirely normal family unfold and painful memories resurface. Something has to give. But the son is duty-bound to his father through an arrangement they call 'the father clause'. Can it be renegotiated, or will it bind everyone to the past forever?   In The Family Clause, multi-award-winning writer Jonas Hassen Khemiri has created a tender, funny and bruising novel about what it means to be a good parent, the difficulty of understanding those closest to us, and how it sometimes takes courage just to stick around. An ode to families, their dynamics, their boundaries and their silences, in all their messy glory, it reveals one of the real challenges in life: how to stop your family defining your destiny.

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    Prix Femina étranger 2021 - Femina Prize 2021   The second instalment in the Ottoman Quartet-the masterful saga of Turkish history by Ahmet Altan-follows the vast and vivid cast of characters introduced in the first volume of the series, Like A Sword Wound. By weaving together tortured love affairs, political intrigue, power struggles, and social upheavals, the novel offers a powerful and vivid tableau of the crisis of the Ottoman Empire in the early 20th century. The second instalment opens with the attempted suicide of Hikmet Bey, the son of the sultan's personal physician. The reason for his extreme gesture is, to forget the extremely beautiful and proud Mehpare Hanim, his wife and the cause of all his suffering. While Hikmet recovers in a hospital in Thessaloniki, slowly regaining his strength and will to live, radical changes are afoot in the Ottoman capital. The power of the sultan is eroding, a rebellion is brewing, and violence erupts on the streets of Istanbul. It is the eve of one of the key events that will lead to the collapse of the Empire: the countercoup of 1909. With striking clarity and imaginative power, Altan evokes the traumas and upheavals of Ottoman history, showing how-over a hundred years later-the events and wounds of that time still resonate in the tensions and contradictions of today's Turkey.

  • THE NIGHT WATCHMAN

    Louise Erdrich

    • Corsair
    • 5 November 2020

    Erdrich is one of the greatest living American writers

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    Pulitzer Prize in Fiction 2021   It is 1953. Thomas Wazhushk is the night watchman at the first factory to open near the Turtle Mountain Reservation in rural North Dakota. He is also a prominent Chippewa Council member, trying to understand a new bill that is soon to be put before Congress. The US Government calls it an 'emancipation' bill; but it isn't about freedom - it threatens the rights of Native Americans to their land, their very identity. How can he fight this betrayal? Unlike most of the girls on the reservation, Pixie - 'Patrice' - Paranteau has no desire to wear herself down on a husband and kids. She works at the factory, earning barely enough to support her mother and brother, let alone her alcoholic father who sometimes returns home to bully her for money. But Patrice needs every penny to get if she's ever going to get to Minnesota to find her missing sister Vera. In The Night Watchman multi-award winning author Louise Erdrich weaves together a story of past and future generations, of preservation and progress. She grapples with the worst and best impulses of human nature, illuminating the loves and lives, desires and ambitions of her characters with compassion, wit and intelligence.

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    Strega Prize 2021 / Premio Strega 2021   L’unica cosa importante in questo tipo di ritratti scritti e cercare la distanza giusta, che è lo stile dell’unicità». Così scrive Emanuele Trevi in un brano di questo libro che, all’apparenza, si presenta come il racconto di due vite, quella di Rocco Carbone e Pia Pera, scrittori prematuramente scomparsi qualche tempo fa e legati, durante la loro breve esistenza, da profonda amicizia. Trevi ne delinea le differenti nature: incline a infliggere colpi quella di Rocco Carbone per le Furie che lo braccavano senza tregua; incline a riceverli quella di Pia Pera, per la sua anima prensile e sensibile, cosi propensa alle illusioni. Ne ridisegna i tratti: la fisionomia spigolosa, i lineamenti marcati del primo; l’aspetto da incantevole signorina inglese della seconda, così seducente da non suggerire alcun rimpianto per la bellezza che le mancava. Ne mostra anche le differenti condotte: l’ossessione della semplificazione di Rocco Carbone, impigliato nel groviglio di segni generato dalle sue Furie; la timida sfrontatezza di Pia Pera che, negli anni della malattia, si muta in coraggio e pulizia interiore. Tuttavia, la distanza giusta, lo stile dell’unicità di questo libro non stanno nell’impossibile tentativo di restituire esistenze che gli anni trasformano in muri scrostati dal tempo e dalle intemperie. Stanno attorno a uno di quegli eventi ineffabili attorno a cui ruota la letteratura: l’amicizia. Nutrendo ossessioni diverse e inconciliabili, Rocco Carbone e Pia Pera appaiono, in queste pagine, come uniti da un legame fino all’ultimo trasparente e felice, quel legame che accade quando «Eros, quell’ozioso infame, non ci mette lo zampino».

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    Premio Planeta 2021   El éxito más extremo de novela negra española en un fabuloso estuche que reúne en formato bolsillo tres libros trepidantes:La novia gitana,La Red Púrpua yLa Nena. Ensalzada unánimemente por la crítica, esta trilogía se ha convertido en el mayor fenómeno de la novela negra española de los últimos años, y ha consagrado a su autora, Carmen Mola: una escritora audaz y enigmática que ya ha conquistado a más de trescientos mil lectores. La novia gitana, La Red Púrpura y La Nena son tres novelas de alto impacto, con tramas de una violencia extrema y un ritmo infernal, protagonizadas por una inspectora peculiar y solitaria: Elena Blanco, al frente de la Brigada de Análisis de Casos. La trilogía será adaptada próximamente a la televisión en una serie que promete convertirse en un resonante éxito.

  • HELL OF A BOOK

    Jason Mott

    • Trapeze
    • 10 August 2021

    Meet . . . wait, we don''t actually know his name . What we do know about him is he''s an author. He moves from airport to bookshop to chain hotel, on tour for his new bestseller HELL OF A BOOK. And, as people keep telling him, it''s a hell of a book. Some of these people may or may not be real - because the other thing to know about him is he has, let''s say, an overactive imagination... For example, only he can see The Kid: a young black boy, who may or may not be the young black boy on the news recently. The one who was shot by the police. The one who everyone is on the streets protesting about. Or he might be any of the others. He may be all of them, or none of them. That may or may not be important. He may even be our author telling us this story. And all of this may or may not be happening. Every. Single. Day.

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    Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction 2021 THIS IS A TRUE STORY. An author goes on a book tour for his new bestseller Hell of a Book - which, as people keep telling him, is one hell of a book.   THIS IS A COMING-OF-AGE STORY. One morning, he meets The Kid - a young Black boy who looks just like the one on the news who was shot by the police. And The Kid wants him to tell his story.   THIS IS A SAD STORY. It's the story of a boy who spent most of his life trying to hide, and to not be seen. And it may not be that different from the story of our author.   THIS IS A LOVE STORY. But to find out why, you'll have to read it for yourself.   THIS IS A STORY UNLIKE ANYTHING YOU'VE EVER READ. THIS IS A HELL OF A BOOK.

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    Nobel Prize 2021   He thinks, as he escapes from Zanzibar, that he will probably never return, and yet the dream of studying in England matters above that. Things do not happen quite as he imagined - the school where he teaches is cramped and violent, he forgets how it feels to belong. But there is Emma, beautiful, rebellious Emma, who turns away from her white, middle-class roots to offer him love and bear him a child. And in return he spins stories of his home and keeps her a secret from his family. Twenty years later, when the barriers at last come down in Zanzibar, he is able and compelled to go back. What he discovers there, in a story potent with truth, will change the entire vision of his life.

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    Nobel Prize 2021   Vehement, comic and shrewd, Abdulrazak Gurnah's first novel is an unwavering contemplation of East African coastal life Poverty and depravity wreak havoc on Hassan Omar's family. Amid great hardship he decides to escape. The arrival of Independence brings new upheavals as well as the betrayal of the promise of freedom. The new government, fearful of an exodus of its most able men, discourages young people from travelling abroad and refuses to release examination results. Deprived of a scholarship, Hassan travels to Nairobi to stay with a wealthy uncle, in the hope that he will release his mother's rightful share of the family inheritance. The collision of past secrets and future hopes, the compound of fear and frustration, beauty and brutality, create a fierce tale of undeniable power.

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    Lonely Planet's France is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore Bordeaux's wineries, lose yourself in Paris, or reach new heights in the French Alps; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of France and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet's France Travel Guide: Up-to-date information - all businesses were rechecked before publication to ensure they are still open after 2020's COVID-19 outbreak NEW pull-out, passport-size 'Just Landed' card with wi-fi, ATM and transport info - all you need for a smooth journey from airport to hotel Improved planning tools for family travellers - where to go, how to save money, plus fun stuff just for kids What's New feature taps into cultural trends and helps you find fresh ideas and cool new areas our writers have uncovered Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics Over 55 maps Covers Brittany, Normandy, Lille, Flanders & the Somme, Paris, Ile de France, Champagne, Alsace & Lorraine, Bordeaux, Nantes & the Atlantic Coast, French Basque Country, the Pyrenees, Toulouse, Dordogne, Limousin & the Lot, Auvergne, Burgundy, French Alps, Jura Mountains, Lyon, Rhone Valley, Languedoc-Roussillon, Provence, Monaco, Cote d'Azur, Corsica The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet's France, our most comprehensive guide to France, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking for just the highlights? Check out Best of France, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights. For a quick trip to Paris, check out Pocket Paris, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.

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    A cinque anni e centomila copie dal debutto, Zerocalcare aggiorna il suo primo romanzo grafico con questa edizione definitiva, che ripristina il bianco e nero della versione autoprodotta e comprende una nuova storia introduttiva.

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    What if words got stuck in the back of your mouth whenever you tried to speak? After a day of being unable to speak when asked, and of being stared at, a boy and his father go to the river for some quiet time. "It's just a bad speech day," says Dad. But the boy can't stop thinking about all the eyes watching his lips twisting and twirling. When his father points to the river bubbling, churning, whirling and crashing, the boy finds a way to think about how he speaks. Even the river stutters. Like him. "I talk like a river," he says. An incredibly moving picture book that offers understanding rather than a solution, and which will resonate with all readers, young and old. Masterfully illustrated by Sydney Smith, winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal.

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    Vegan Roasting Pan offers 70 oven-to-table recipes that are cooked in just one tin - a roasting tin, baking sheet or muffin tin, plus a few select pieces of preparation equipment. From Sticky maple aubergine with crushed peanuts, Watermelon nicoise and Oven-fried nuggets, to Apple and ginger dahl, Low and slow rice pudding or a Blackberry and peach tart, whether you're a kitchen pro or a vegan beginner, it's time to let your oven do all of the hard work for you. The recipes are organised into four chapters:Light: Dishes that are simple enough for lunch, or a light supperSupper: Delicious and hearty one-pots that all of the family will love, any night of the weekExtras: Sides and snacks that are easy to prepareSweet: Bakes, puddings and breakfast ideas that are both simple and tasty With tips for every recipe and advice on freezing and batch cooking, Vegan Roasting Pan will build your confidence in the kitchen, simplify cooking processes and prove that vegan cooking is easy, with fail-safe meals that all of the family will love.

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