On a volcanic island, in the middle of shark-infested waters, stands The Cruel School with its appalling lessons, revolting dinners and terrifying teachers – especially the mysterious Science teacher Doctor Doktur. When Larker is sent here, she quickly realises something very odd is going on… something involving Doctor Doktur and a ‘Monsterfication Machine’. Ultimately, she finds herself face to face with a real life Megamonster. There seems to be no escape – but for Larker, nothing is impossible.
When all efforts to land her that elusive promotion fail, Sitara decides to use the new marketing head's obsession with his horoscope to her advantage. Except, she is so focused on the career section of his horoscope that she doesn't pay attention to the personal section. Hilarity ensues when the star-crossed signals result in him pursuing Sitara romantically. Faced with choosing what she really wants, she must chart her own course even if what she has in mind may not be what the stars ordained.
After the death of his grandfather, Rintaro is devastated and alone. It seems he will have to close their tiny second-hand bookshop crammed full of wonderful books.
Then, a talking tabby cat appears and asks Rintaro for help. The cat needs a book lover to join him on a mission. This odd couple will go on three magical adventures to save books from people who have imprisoned, mistreated and betrayed them before there is one last rescue that Rintaro must attempt alone…
Noelle Butterby's evening is nothing short of disastrous. Returning from a reunion which didn't go as expected, she is now stranded on a snowy, traffic-jammed motorway with a dead phone, a broken heater and a shattered heart. In a desperate moment she decides to take up the American's offer to let her charge her phone in his car. Eight perfect hours later, she can't bear to leave his company. But the motorway has opened up and Sam is on his way to the airport to fly home.
Humans rely on body language to connect and build trust, but with most of our communication happening from behind a screen, traditional body language signals are no longer visible. Digital Body Language will turn your daily misunderstandings into a set of collectively understood laws that foster connection, no matter the distance. Dhawan investigates a wide array of exchanges and offers insights and solutions to build trust and clarity to anyone in our ever changing world.
Film editor Marissa jumps at the chance to travel to a small island to work with the legendary – and legendarily demanding – director, Tony Rees. Soon she discovers there are rumours of accidents and indiscretions, of burgeoning scandals and perilous schemes on set. In the midst of this chaos, Marissa is herself drawn into an amateur investigation of the real-life murder that is the movie’s central subject. The only problem is the killer may still be on the loose. And he might not be done.
London, Nov. 1941. Following the departure of Henrietta Bird from Woman’s Friend magazine, things are looking up for Emmy Lake. When the Ministry of Information calls on Britain’s women’s magazines to help recruit desperately needed female workers to the war effort, Emmy meets a young woman who shows them the very real challenges they face. Now, Emmy must tackle a life-changing dilemma between doing her duty and standing by her friends. This is the delightfully uplifting sequel to Dear Mrs. Bird you cannot afford to miss.
Meet Asha Ray. Brilliant coder and possessor of a Pi tattoo, Asha is poised to revolutionize artificial intelligence when she is reunited with her high school crush, Cyrus Jones. Cyrus inspires Asha to write a new algorithm and before she knows it, they've exchanged vows, she's abandoned her PhD program, and gone to work at an exclusive tech incubator called Utopia. The platform creates a sensation, with millions of users seeking personalized rituals every day. Will Cyrus and Asha's marriage survive the pressures of sudden fame, or will she become overshadowed by the man everyone is calling the new messiah?
Seven-year-old Jake’s heart is failing so he decides to find Simon, his single dad, someone to love before he goes. Beth is determined to forget the past. But even with starting afresh in a Lake District village, she can’t shake the secrets that haunt her. Simon has no time to find someone new when every day is a struggle to earn a living while caring for his beloved son. But Jake is determined his plan will succeed – and what unfolds will change all three of them forever.
Dot’s life has become a bit stuck. The big dreams she once had are beginning to fade away as she works each day in the Baker Street Lost Property office. Until one day someone enters her life and unlocks a new determination inside her. After all, everything that’s lost belongs somewhere. Maybe now it’s Dot’s turn to be found…
It is 1940 and Britain is at war with Nazi Germany. Eleven-year-old Eric spends his day at London Zoo with one animal he loves: Gertrude, the gorilla. But with bombs falling all over London, Eric must rescue Gertrude.
Together with his Great-Uncle Sid, a keeper at the zoo, the three go on the run. But while hiding out at the seaside they uncover a top-secret Nazi plot.
Will Eric be able to foil Hitler's plans and keep Gertrude safe at the same time?
Millie Spark could kill anyone. A special effects make-up artist, her talent was to create realistic scenes of bloody violence. Then, one day, she woke up to find her lover dead in her bed. Twenty-five years later, her sentence for murder served, Millicent is ready to give up on her broken life - until she meets troubled film student and reluctant petty thief, Jerry. Together, they begin to discover that all was not what it seemed on that fateful night . . . and someone doesn't want them to find out why.
For the last seven years, Mary stands at Ealing Broadway Station every evening with a sign that reads 'Come Home Jim'. Will Mary ever find the courage to accept the truth she has been refusing to see?
A fabulously insane comedy with a sprinkling of romance and strong feminist undertones, My Best Friend’s Son’s Wedding is the LOL book of the year.