Covent Garden in the Snow

Author: Jules Wake

Publisher: HarperImpulse

ISBN: 9780008221973

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Page: 480

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'A delicious Christmas delight' - Sunday Times bestseller Katie Fforde The perfect Christmas romance for fans of Karen Swan. Tilly Hunter has fabulous friends, her dream job as a make-up artist with a prestigious opera company and Felix, her kind and caring husband to be. It looks set to be the most perfect Christmas yet! But when a monumental blunder forces her to work closely with new IT director Marcus Walker, it's not only the roast chestnut stalls on the cobbles of her beloved Covent Garden that cause sparks to fly... Super serious and brooding, Marcus hasn't got a creative bone in his sharp-suited body. For technophobe Tilly, it's a match made in hell. And yet, when Tilly discovers her fianc� isn't at all what he seems, it's Marcus who's there for her with a hot chocolate and a surprisingly strong shoulder to cry on ... He might just be the best Christmas present she's ever had. Everyone is raving about Covent Garden in the Snow... 'Had me laughing from the first page!' Rachel's Random Reads'Buy this book, put up a do not disturb sign and enjoy indulging in every page - you won't be disappointed!' Gem's Quiet Corner'A romantic and hilarious novel with a beautiful and snowy Christmas atmosphere' Chicklit Club'Oh I absolutely loved Tilly! What a fun, festive book, and a beautiful cover' LoveReading.com
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From Paris With Love This Christmas

Author: Jules Wake

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008164312

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 3570

‘A delicious Christmas delight’ – Katie Fforde ‘All the best things about Christmas wrapped into one gorgeous, romantic read’ – Phillipa Ashley, author of Christmas at the Cornish Cafe The gorgeous, Christmassy feel-good follow up to the Summer best-seller ‘From Italy With Love’.
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The Best Little Christmas Shop: Come home for Christmas to this cosy holiday romance in 2017!

Author: Maxine Morrey

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008248885

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 928

’A delightful wintery tale full to the brim with drama, passion and heartwarming cheer.’ – Gem~Bee on The Christmas Project Come home for Christmas to the Best Little Christmas Shop – the snowiest, cosiest place you can be! Perfect for fans of Sarah Morgan and Sue Moorcroft
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The Christmas Secret

The Perfect Christmas Story From a Sunday Times Bestseller

Author: Karen Swan

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509838066

Category: Fiction

Page: 484

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Set on the beautiful island of Islay, The Christmas Secret is a gripping story filled with emotion from Karen Swan, author of Christmas Under the Stars Alex Hyde is the leaders’ leader. An executive coach par excellence, she’s the person the Great and the Good turn to when the pressure gets too much; she can change the way they think, how they operate, she can turn around the very fortunes of their companies. Her waiting list is months’ long, but even she can’t turn down the unorthodox but highly lucrative crisis call that comes her way a few weeks before Christmas, regarding the troublesome – and troubled – head of an esteemed whisky company in Scotland: Lochlan Farquhar, CEO of Kentallen Distilleries, is a maverick, an enigma and a renegade, and Alex needs to get inside his head before he brings the company to its knees. It should be business as usual. She can do this in her sleep. Only, when she gets to the remote island of Islay, with the winter snows falling, Alex finds herself out of her comfort zone. For once, she’s not in control - Lochlan, though darkly charismatic, is unpredictable and destructive, her usual methods gaining no traction with him - and with Christmas and her deadline fast approaching, she must win his trust and find a way to close on this deal. But as she pulls ever closer to him, boundaries become blurred, loyalties loosen and Alex finds herself faced with an impossible choice as she realizes nothing and no-one is as they first seemed. 'Fun and great escapism' Tracy Rees, author of The Hourglass 'I devoured it like a tray of warm mince pies. A delicious winter tale' Sarah Morgan, bestselling author of Moonlight Over Manhattan ‘If you’re anything like us, then a book by Karen Swan has become synonymous with Christmas, and her latest is arguably her best yet ... smart plots, brilliant characters and juicy romance’ Heat
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From Italy With Love

Author: Jules Wake

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 000812633X

Category: Fiction

Page: 330

View: 5672

'This epic road-trip is full of glamour, romance and sizzling sexual tension, but at its heart is a truly heart-warming tale of self discovery – you’ll not want to miss a moment of it.' – Chick Lit Love
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One Christmas Kiss in Notting Hill

A feel-good, heartwarming Christmas romance

Author: Mandy Baggot

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473551838

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 6056

Curl up by the fire with the ultimate seasonal romance, from the bestselling author Mandy Baggot! ‘I absolutely love Mandy’s books’ Milly Johnson Imagine the perfect Christmas Kiss... His strong arms around her waist, her hands on his face, the snow slowly starts to fall... It’s enough to make Isla Winters cringe! While her sister can’t get enough of this – increasingly common – sight on the streets of London, Isla’s too busy trying to stop Hannah’s wheelchair from slipping on the ice, and making sure she’s not too late to her dream job at Breekers International. But everything changes with the arrival of Chase Bryan, fresh from the New York office. He’s eager to learn everything about Isla’s beloved Notting Hill, but as the nights get colder, will cosying up to him come at a price?
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Streaming, Sharing, Stealing

Big Data and the Future of Entertainment

Author: Michael D. Smith,Rahul Telang

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262335891

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

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"[The authors explain] gently yet firmly exactly how the internet threatens established ways and what can and cannot be done about it. Their book should be required for anyone who wishes to believe that nothing much has changed." -- The Wall Street Journal"Packed with examples, from the nimble-footed who reacted quickly to adapt their businesses, to laggards who lost empires." -- Financial TimesTraditional network television programming has always followed the same script: executives approve a pilot, order a trial number of episodes, and broadcast them, expecting viewers to watch a given show on their television sets at the same time every week. But then came Netflix's House of Cards. Netflix gauged the show's potential from data it had gathered about subscribers' preferences, ordered two seasons without seeing a pilot, and uploaded the first thirteen episodes all at once for viewers to watch whenever they wanted on the devices of their choice. In this book, Michael Smith and Rahul Telang, experts on entertainment analytics, show how the success of House of Cards upended the film and TV industries -- and how companies like Amazon and Apple are changing the rules in other entertainment industries, notably publishing and music. We're living through a period of unprecedented technological disruption in the entertainment industries. Just about everything is affected: pricing, production, distribution, piracy. Smith and Telang discuss niche products and the long tail, product differentiation, price discrimination, and incentives for users not to steal content. To survive and succeed, businesses have to adapt rapidly and creatively. Smith and Telang explain how.How can companies discover who their customers are, what they want, and how much they are willing to pay for it? Data. The entertainment industries, must learn to play a little "moneyball." The bottom line: follow the data.
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Summer at the Villa Rosa

Author: Nicky Pellegrino

Publisher: Orion

ISBN: 1409136906

Category: Fiction

Page: 386

View: 9903

A wonderfully atmospheric, touching and sumptuous novel about a young widow's search for happiness in a small Italian village. Raffaella Moretti, by far the most beautiful girl in the southern Italian town of Triento, is about to marry the only boy she has ever loved. It seems that nothing but happiness lies in store for Raffaella. Yet, just one year later, she is a widow, and has had to take a job as housekeeper in the Villa Rosa, for the young American who is temporarily working in Triento. As Raffaella struggles to recapture her own lost happiness she starts looking for ways to help those around her to do the same. There is Silvana the baker's wife, her passion barely hidden; Carlotta the gardener's daughter with her mysterious grief, and the kind and gentle owner of the Gypsy Tearoom who offers Raffaella friendship. As the lives of these villagers interweave, Raffaella is pulled into the centre of a conflict that threatens not only to divide Triento but also to destroy all she holds dear. Filled with food, love and longing, SUMMER AT THE VILLA ROSA is like taking a seat in a sun-drenched piazza, and becoming a tiny part of the endless spectacle of life there.
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A Winter Affair

A wonderful festive treat

Author: Minna Howard

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1784975869

Category: Fiction

Page: 273

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A wonderful warm, seasonal treat, whisking you on a magical adventure to the Swiss Alps. Full of food, laughter and fun. Perfect for the fans of Trisha Ashley. With a recent divorce and empty nest Eloise Brandon is facing Christmas alone until a harried phone call from her godfather changes everything. Accepting his challenge, Eloise finds herself en-route to Verbier and to her godfather's chalet in the beautiful Swiss Alps to help cater for some seriously rich, high rolling guests. What ensues makes it a Christmas to remember. A heady alpine mixture of old friends, ex-husbands, mega-rich, super demanding guests, a dishevelled proprietor and Bert the dog. What people are saying about A WINTER AFFAIR: 'This is the perfect winter read' 'Really exciting and page turning' 'Magical, wonderful and Christmassy' 'A truly fantastic festive tale about love and family' 'Loved it from the first page'
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A Gift from Bob

How a Street Cat Helped One Man Learn the Meaning of Christmas

Author: James Bowen

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466889284

Category: Pets

Page: 192

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Bob Fever has swept the globe, with A Street Cat Named Bob vaulting its way to #7 on The New York Times bestseller list in its first week on sale. With rights sold to 27 countries around the globe and a top spot on the British bestseller list for more than a year, this book has been a smashing success around the world. As Street Cat Bob and James spend a cold and challenging December on the streets together, James once more draws strength and inspiration from his extraordinary cat—learning important lessons about the true meaning of Christmas along the way. From the day James rescued a street cat abandoned in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, they began a friendship which has transformed both their lives and, through the bestselling books A Street Cat Named Bob and The World According to Bob, touched millions around the world. In this new story of their journey together, A Gift from Bob, James looks back at the last Christmas they spent scraping a living on the streets and how Bob helped him through one of his toughest times—providing strength, friendship and inspiration but also teaching him important lessons about the true meaning of Christmas along the way. Readers who fell in love with Dewey and Marley, as well as the hundreds of thousands of fans who read A Street Cat Named Bob and The World According to Bob, will be eager to read the next chapters in the life of James and Bob.
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A New York Love Story

A magical romance

Author: Cassie Rocca

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1784978892

Category: Fiction

Page: 181

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A wonderful romance for fans of Debbie Johnson and Holly Martin. Will the magic of Christmas be enough to light a spark...? Giving a present is not always easy. Clover O'Brian knows that only too well: her job consists of helping people in the arduous task of choosing unusual gifts. Christmas is coming, New York is buzzing, and Clover, who has always loved the festive period, savours the atmosphere. Cade Harrison already has everything in life. A Hollywood actor, he is handsome, rich, famous and popular. Success, however, has its downsides; having just emerged from a disastrous relationship with an actress, he feels a need to hide away in an area unfrequented by stars, in an apartment lent him by a friend, far from prying eyes – especially those of tabloid reporters. But as chance will have it, the apartment in question is right opposite the one occupied by Clover, who until now has seen Hollywood actors only on the big screen. Two quite different lives meet by chance, at the most exhilarating time of year... What readers are saying about A NEW YORK LOVE STORY: 'A fantastic quick, pleasurable read to get you in the mood for mistletoe.' 'A New York Love Story was a joy to read.' 'I believe this is Cassie Rocca's debut story and I am excited to see what else she writes in the future.' 'A delightful Christmas season read.'
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Finding Secrets

An uplifting romance where love conquers all

Author: Lauren Westwood

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1784975893

Category: Fiction

Page: 365

View: 8718

A country house, a precious jeweled locket, and a puzzle dating back to the London Blitz and Imperial Russia. Utterly captivating, a fantastic romance from beginning to end. Perfect for the fans of Carole Matthews and Milly Johnson. Alex Hart loves her dream job as manager of Mallow Court, a historic Elizabethan house, even if her friends think she needs to get out more. But a discovery in the pocket of an old coat – a jewelled mechanical locket shaped like a bird – changes everything, and Alex discovers that things are not as they seem. From an old diary, to a handsome barrister, a mysterious clockmaker, and the darkest hours of the London Blitz, Alex must follow the trail of the jewelled bird to uncover the truth about the things she holds dearest – and someone is determined not to let sleeping dogs lie! Only by finding the secrets of the past can Alex find the keys to her future – and her heart. What readers are saying about FINDING SECRETS: 'What a spellbinding story! Finding Secrets is another truly fantastic book by Lauren Westwood' 'There was so much to this story and I recommend anyone to read this, you will not be disappointed' 'One of my top reads of 2017'
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New York Christmas

Recipes and stories

Author: Lisa Nieschlag,Lars Wentrup

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1760639745

Category: Cooking

Page: 176

View: 6979

A getaway to the magical New York of the pre-Christmas period: when coloured lights decorate the buildings, Jingle Bells rings out everywhere and culinary delicacies tempt you to indulge. Who doesn't dream of strolling down a snowy 5th Avenue, ice-skating around the imposing Christmas tree outside the Rockerfeller Center and to cap it off, enjoying a delicious slice of pumpkin pie in one of the inviting cafes? With around 50 recipes for Blueberry Brownies, Maple Glazed Ham and an unforgettable cheesecake, this cookbook allows you to share the dream of a White Christmas in your own kitchen. Interwoven throughout are three beautiful Christmas themed stories, so you can read yourself into the spirit of Christmas - Paul Auster's Auggie Wren's Christmas Story, The Gift of the Magi by O.Henry and Virginia O'Hanlon's Is There a Santa Claus? Each of the three stories has, in its own way, become part of popular Christmas folklore in the United States.
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How to Handle a Scandal

Author: Emily Greenwood

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 149261369X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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They thought the debutante was scandalous Miss Elizabeth Tarryton was the toast of the London Season the year she was seventeen and spurned young Tommy Halifax. A careless flirt who didn't know what she wanted, she was startled into laughter by his public proposal of marriage. Furious and heartbroken, Tommy promptly left home for a life of adventure in India. If they only knew about the widow Seven years later, Elizabeth has much to make up for, but the methods she chooses for doing good are as shocking as her earlier wanton behavior—should the ton ever find out. Tommy returns to England a hero, with no intention of allowing himself to be hurt by a woman ever again, but he's fascinated nonetheless by Elizabeth, now widowed and more alluring than ever. Praise for The Beautiful One: "Greenwood's mix of sweet romance and sensuality, blended with an engaging plot and charming characters, is certain to enchant." —RT Book Reviews, 4 stars "[A] beautifully penned story rife with emotion, sensuality... tender romance and true love, providing readers with a tale they will not soon forget." —Romance Junkies
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Winter's Fairytale

Author: Maxine Morrey

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 1474046819

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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The #1 Bestseller! ‘As a festive love story, this book has it all: romance, an engaging heroine you feel you could be friends with, a handsome caring hero...lots of warmth and humour and plenty of snow.’ – PortobelloBookBlog Step into a winter wonderland and fall in love in the snow this Christmas...
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Snowflakes on Christmas Street

An uplifting feel good Christmas story

Author: Ivy Pembroke

Publisher: Sphere

ISBN: 0751569712

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 603

'Heartwarmingly festive - if only all streets were like Christmas Street!' Ali McNamara Readers love Snowflakes on Christmas Street: 'For such a gentle plot, this book packs an emotional punch! There's romance, the odd drama and a whole lot of satisfaction. The characters are real. The ending is lovely and perfect' 'I sat and wept, liked good old-fashioned sobbing. I wanted to hug both Jack and Teddy into a big blanket and keep them safe forever. A charming, heartwarming, beautiful tale not just of Christmas but of compassion, kindness and love' 'Every time I tried to put it down to get on with life, I found it was calling me back for "just one more chapter" until I ran out of chapters! I just thoroughly adored this story' 'A feel-good and at times tear-jerking story leaving you with that magical Christmassy warmth at the end' *** On a little street in a big city, everything is changing Bill has lived on Christmas Street since he was a young man. He's seen families come and go, watched children grow up... Now he wants to be left alone. Everything seven-year-old Teddy loves is in America. But his widowed father, Sam, has brought them both back to England to be closer to their family. Sam's one wish is for Teddy to be happy again. As Teddy and Sam settle into their new life, a very special four-legged neighbour is determined to make them feel at home. Jack, the Christmas street dog, is welcome in everyone's house - but will it be in his power to help a little boy and a lonely old man remember the true meaning of the season? As the snow sparkles on the ground, one small act of kindness will give a whole street a happy Christmas...
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