- MY LIFE AS A MEDIUM
The inside story of the `reluctant medium', finally available in a mass-market A-format edition Betty Shine was originally an opera singer, but studied all forms of alternative healing, becoming a vitamin and mineral therapist. Guided by spirit voices from the age of two, she became a world-famous medium. This is the story of how she became the best known medium and healer in the UK. Through her books, tapes and absent healing service, she is in touch with thousands of people worldwide. The hardback publication of her book produced a tremendous response from both the media and the general public and this A-format edition will bring her story to an even wider audience.
- Who Owns Canada Now?
Back in 1986, Diane Francis's hard-hitting Controlling Interest revealed the startling fact that one-third of Canada's wealth was in the hands of just 32 families and five conglomerates. At the time, Bernie Ghert, president of Cadillac Fairview, prophesized, "In a number of years, there will be six groups running the country." Was he right? Media coverage would have us believe that the last two decades have only increased the concentration of power. Diane Francis disagrees, and she's here to deliver some good news: a positive transformation has taken place in Canada, with both free trade and tough competition legislation creating a new and better nation. This time the country is driven by players who are ready to offer innovative policies and visions for the 21st century. Combining extensive interviews with Canada's economic leaders-from individuals to families to international conglomerates- with Francis's hallmark incisive analysis, Who Owns Canada Now? will be the most important and talked-about business book of the year.
o Of the 32 families who were profiled in Controlling Interest, fewer than half remain major players.
o Of the five conglomerates profiled, only one remains intact.
o A powerful new multinational cast-including Calgary's Clay Riddell and Murray Edwards, Gerry Schwartz, the Burnetts, the Hos, the Shaws, the Peladeaus and the Aspers-are today's economic drivers.
o Canadians have been successful at building world-class businesses and investing globally.
o A look at 70 of the most successful Canadians, most of whom are billionaires, shows that many are self-made; 11 were still in school or in foreign countries when Francis wrote Controlling Interest in 1986.
o Financial reforms have shifted the balance away from an old boys' network of risk-averse investors towards daring Canadian innovators.
- Travels in an Old Tongue: Touring the World Speaking Welsh
The idiosyncratic and witty travelogue of a young Welsh-speaking woman who travels the globe in search of Welsh communities. - The acclaimed debut of a remarkably witty and engaging travel writer (Bill Bryson meets Jan Morris). Her next book will explore the world through its theme parks! - At once a fascinating travelogue and an innovative book about the consequences of language. 'A delightful read - a marvellous mixture of wit, nostalgia, character description and atmosphere setting. Anyone who is Welsh, or who has connections with Wales, should read it, as should anyone who isn't, and hasn't, but who simply wants to work out what on earth is going on in the minds, hearts and mouths of those for whom Welsh is the language of heaven.' Professor David Crystal
- MORE HEALING FOODS
Fabulous food that might also save your life from the winner of the BBC4 Food Programme's Healthy Eating Award
"The science of nutrition feeds our mind, the food feeds our body and the way we approach cooking and serving it can feed our spirit."
Each of the 100+ recipes will boost your health - and will do you good especially if your concerns include - Weight Loss - Digestive Problems - Heart Disease - Cancer - Diabetes - Lack of Energy - Fertility Problems -
Jane Sen's creativity with flavours and food types in the kitchen is always balanced out by her common sense approach to health and her serious expertise as a nutritionist.
Each chapter's themed around a vegetable or plant type - and each recipe has additional information - either nutritional, historical or simply anecdotal. Chapters include:
- Live Leaves - recipes using leaves
- Darling Buds - recipes using flower buds
- Buried Treasure - vegetables that grow under ground
- Mediterranian Marvels - what keeps those Italians going for longer...
- Forest Floor & Underwater - mushrooms and sea vegetables
- Big Bulbs - onion varieties, garlic, fennel, celeriac...
-... and there are plenty of dessert recipes too!
- A Dance With Dragons
HBO's hit series A GAME OF THRONES is based on George R. R. Martin's internationally bestselling series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A DANCE WITH DRAGONS is the fifth volume in the series. The future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance. In the east, Daenerys, last scion of House Targaryen, her dragons grown to terrifying maturity, rules as queen of a city built on dust and death, beset by enemies. Now that her whereabouts are known many are seeking Daenerys and her dragons. Among them the dwarf, Tyrion Lannister, who has escaped King's Landing with a price on his head, wrongfully condemned to death for the murder of his nephew, King Joffrey. But not before killing his hated father, Lord Tywin. To the north lies the great Wall of ice and stone - a structure only as strong as those guarding it. Eddard Stark's bastard son Jon Snow has been elected the 998th Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, but he has enemies both in the Watch and beyond the Wall, where the wildling armies are massing for an assault. On all sides bitter conflicts are reigniting, played out by a grand cast of outlaws and priests, soldiers and skinchangers, nobles and slaves. The tides of destiny will inevitably lead to the greatest dance of all...