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27
Sep

The Heavens Rise: Watch the Trailer

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        The Heavens Rise by internationally bestselling author Christopher Rice hits the shops on 15th October. A spine-chilling tale of murder, revenge and gothic horror, this is a title that has got us completely gripped (and sleeping with the lights on!). If you're a horror fan, The

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25
Sep

Have your parenting question answered by Rosalind Wiseman, author of Ringleaders & Sidekicks (competition closed)

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This competition is now closed. You can be one of five lucky winners to have your question answered by Rosalind Wiseman, leading parenting expert and author of the New York Times bestseller Ringleaders & Sidekicks. Drawing the past two years of work with boys aged between 11 and 18, Rosalind Wiseman

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23
Sep

4 Secrets to a Happy Family – author Bruce Feiler speaks to Piatkus

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Bruce Feiler speaks to Piatkus and shares 4 secrets from his newly published book The Secrets of Happy Families:  Improve Your Mornings, Rethink Family Dinner, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More . . .   4 SECRETS TO A HAPPY FAMILY Here's a confession: I hate parenting

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18
Sep

THE END OF STRESS Chapter 1, introduced by Andrew Bernstein

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Do we really need yet another book on stress? Actually, I think we do, and here’s why. Almost every other book written on stress espouses the same clichéd nonsense – 'stress comes from a fight-or-flight response gone haywire; there is good stress and bad stress; stress is a motivator; all

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17
Sep

RINGLEADERS & SIDEKICKS – When Your Son Tells You He’s Having a Problem . . .

Posted by in Book Extracts, Book News, News, Non-Fiction, Previews, Recommended Reading

Ringleaders & Sidekicks: How to help your son cope with classroom politics, bullying, girls and growing up, the much-needed new book from parenting expert Rosalind Wiseman, tackles 'Boy World' with engaging advice on a range of issues, from video games, online identities and body-image worries to school and girls.  In

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16
Sep

Is Britain turning into a nation of painkiller addicts?

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There has been a huge amount of press coverage recently about painkiller addiction. It’s also featured in the plotline of EastEnders and bestselling The Cuckoo’s Calling, by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling).  The Sunday Times last week reported that prescription drug addiction ‘in Britain is so widespread that more people

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12
Sep

Do you suffer from chronic pain? Mindfulness for Health can help

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Mindfulness for Health: A practical guide to relieving pain, reducing stress and restoring wellbeing is out now. Around 20% of people in the UK live with chronic pain; 8 million regularly consult their GP; and around 2 million are referred to pain management clinics. Many rely on painkillers to ease

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11
Sep

Rosalind Wiseman on why our boys need help

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Parenting expert Rosalind Wiseman talks about why she wrote Ringleaders and Sidekicks: How to Help Your Son Cope with Classroom Politics, Bullying, Girls and Growing Up There is a look that goes across an adolescent male’s face the moment after you’ve given him well-meaning yet useless advice. He blinks, a

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10
Sep

Dan Schawbel’s do’s and don’ts for using social media to promote yourself

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Having a large social media presence and following can also add a lot of value to your career – as long as you're using it correctly. In this extract from his new book Promote Yourself: The new rules for building an outstanding career, Dan Schawbel identifies the top do's and

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9
Sep

Saskia Sarginson discusses The Twins with Gransnet

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On Wednesday 11th September, Saskia Sarginson will be answering questions about her debut novel, The Twins, on Gransnet Twitter. Log in at lunchtime (between 1pm and 2pm) to ask her any questions you might have about the book. And if you have even more questions to ask or thoughts to

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