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In 1957 Nicholas Mosley and Hugo Charteris, two novelists, made a journey by car from Dakar to Lagos across West Africa. Their route took them partly through the progressive and nationalist areas of the coast, but more especially to the primitive tribes of the interior; so that they seemed “to be moving up and down the country not only in space, but also in centuries, as if we were travellers on a time machine'”.
They saw the colourful world of French Senegal, and visited the Diamond Mines in Sierra Leone where hundreds of illicit diggers have rioted and died; they were present at a festival of the Toma tribe when the young girls of the tribe came out of the Sacred Forest after their years of initiation and attended the Independence Day celebrations of Ghana–the crisis-point of African Nationalism.
The story of this journey takes the reader through one of the most kaleidoscopic and fast-moving areas in the world and brings to life scenes and places at present in the forefront of the news; and also those of the mysterious African past which is disappearing so rapidly.
Beautiful, smiling, and unwaveringly upbeat, you would be forgiven for thinking that the pop star and Strictly success story, Alesha Dixon, has followed an easy path to fame. But behind the smile that has endeared her to the nation lies a story of struggle, heartbreak and rejection. Despite this, Alesha has gone on to turn her life and career around; her rise to the top is the stuff of dreams and her strength of mind, determination and bubbly personality have cemented her role as the nation s sweetheart.
We all know that growing up is hard to do, and sometimes the only thing that makes it better are the reassuring words of someone who has walked that bumpy road just a few steps ahead of you and somehow ended up as a fully-functioning adult. Carrie Hope Fletcher is that person.* Thanks to her phenomenally popular YouTube videos, Carrie has become an ‘honorary big sister’ to hundreds of thousands of young people who turn to her for advice, friendship and, most of all, the knowledge that things will get better.
Carrie has created a safe and positive space for young people to connect and share their hopes and concerns online, and now she will share her most personal thoughts and experiences in her first book, ALL I KNOW NOW. Part memoir, part advice guide, it will include Carrie’s thoughts on some of the topics she’s asked about most regularly: bullying, body image, relationships and perhaps the scariest question of all: what does the future hold for me? With warmth, wit and a sprinkling of hard-won wisdom, Carrie will provide the essential tools for growing up gracefully . . . most of the time.
The basis for the Oscar-winning film, Boys Don’t Cry!
All NEW introduction by the New York Times bestselling author!
Living as a man, twenty-one-year-old Teena Brandon hit the dust bowl town of Falls City, Nebraska, on the run from her family in Lincoln – and from the law for forging checks. Handsome and sophisticated, Brandon was an instant success, with young women hanging all over him.
But when Brandon started to date the beautiful blonde Lana Tisdel, her luck ran out. In a terrifying incident on Christmas Eve, Brandon’s true sexual identity was unmasked. On New Year’s Eve, Brandon, her roommate, and a friend were found shot to death in an isolated farmhouse.
Writing with exclusive cooperation of Brandon’s ex-girlfriends and family, the accused murderers, and numerous other sources, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Aphrodite Jones explores the extravagant life and violent death of Teena Brandon, as well as the investigation and murder trial.
Jones lays bare an America where many young people boldly experiment with gender identity, challenging our ideas of male and female, gay and straight – and where Teena Brandon and her friends paid a terrible price for sexual freedom.
Brian Keenan went to Beirut in 1985 for a change of scene from his native Belfast. He became headline news when he was kidnapped by fundamentalist Shi’ite militiamen and held in the suburbs of Beirut for the next four and a half years. For much of that time he was shut off from all news and contact with anyone other than his jailers and, later, his fellow hostages, amongst them John McCarthy
An epic story of wars and revolutions, of the rise and fall of royal families, and of the birth of modern Germany is brilliantly told through the lives of the couple in the eye of the storm–Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter, and her handsome, idealistic husband, Crown Prince Frederick of Prussia. of photos.
Everyone knows that Jeremy Clarkson finds the world a perplexing place – after all, he wrote a bestselling book about it. Yet despite the appearance of The World According To Clarkson, things don’t seem to have improved much. However, Jeremy is not someone to give up easily and he’s decided to have another go.
In And Another Thing, our exasperated hero discovers that:
He inadvertently dropped a bomb on North Carolina
We’re all going to explode at the age of 62
Russians look bad in Speedos. But not as bad as we do.
No one should have to worry about being Bill Oddie’s long lost sister
He should probably be nicer about David Beckham
Thigh-slappingly funny and – as ever – in your face, Jeremy Clarkson bursts the pointless little bubbles of the idiots while celebrating the special, the unique and the sheer bloody brilliant
Double acts don’t come any closer than the The Two Ronnies. Messrs Barker and Corbett kept a nation laughing for two decades, and yet despite the rigorous work that went into writing, rehearsing and broadcasting almost a hundred episodes to millions of viewers each week, the pair never shared a cross word. In this memoir, the late Ronnie Corbett tells the story of their rise from theatre, through The Frost Report and into their own legendary show, as well as how some of their greatest sketches, including Mastermind and Fork Handles, came into being. This is the story of one of the great British institutions of the last thirty years, and a hilarious and moving look inside the working lives of two of our most-beloved comedians.
Lorna’s story is amazing and it touched my heart”
Roma Downey Actress/ Producer and Star of Touched By An Angel
Angels in My Hair is the autobiography of Lorna Byrne, a modern day Irish mystic with the powers of the saints of old.
Lorna physically sees and talks with angels every day and has done so ever since she was a baby. As a young child, she assumed everyone could see the angels who always accompanied her, but adults thought she suffered from a mental disability because she did not seem to be focusing on the world around her. Today, sick and troubled people from all around the world are drawn to her for comfort and healing, and theologians of different faiths seek her guidance.
Angels in My Hair is a moving and deeply inspirational chronicle of Lorna’s remarkable life story. Invoking a wonderful sense of place, she describes growing up poor in Ireland, and marrying the man of her dreams—only to have the marriage cut short by tragedy.
An international bestseller, translated into 23 languages, Angels in My Hair has garnered overwhelming responses from readers from all walks of life giving them hope and helping them to realize that no matter how alone they might feel they always have a Guardian angel by their side.
Now includes a chapter on how to connect to your angel and an afterword on angels and America
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