Perfect Sound Whatever

Author: James Acaster

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472260325

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 5563


*The Sunday Times Bestseller* The brand new memoir from James Acaster: cult comedian, bestselling author of Classic Scrapes, undercover cop, receiver of cabbages. PERFECT SOUND WHATEVER is a love letter to the healing power of music, and how one man's obsessive quest saw him defeat the bullshit of one year with the beauty of another. Because that one man is James Acaster, it also includes tales of befouling himself in a Los Angeles steakhouse, stealing a cookie from Clint Eastwood, and giving drunk, unsolicited pep talks to urinating strangers. January, 2017 James Acaster wakes up heartbroken and alone in New York, his relationship over, a day of disastrous meetings leading him to wonder if comedy is really what he wants to be doing any more. A constant comfort in James's life has been music, but he's not listened to anything new for a very long time. Idly browsing 'best of the year' lists, it dawns on him that 2016 may have been a grim year for a lot of reasons, but that it seemed to be an iconic year for music. And so begins a life-changing musical odyssey, as James finds himself desperately seeking solace in the music of 2016, setting himself the task of only listening to music released that year, ending up with 500 albums in his collection. Looking back on this year-long obsession, parallels begin to grow between the music and James's own life: his relationship history, the highs and lows of human connection, residual Christian guilt, and mental health issues that have been bubbling under the surface for years. Some albums are life-changing masterpieces, others are 'Howdilly Doodilly' by Okilly Dokilly, a metalcore album devoted to The Simpsons' character Ned Flanders, but all of them play a part the year that helped James Acaster get his life back on track.

Perfect Sound Whatever

Author: James Acaster

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781472260314

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Page: 288

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The No-Show

Author: Beth O'Leary

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1529409128

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 7591


The funny, heart-breaking and uplifting new novel from the author of The Flatshare *The instant Sunday Times Top 5 bestseller* 'Ingenious, heartwarming and romantic' SOPHIE KINSELLA 'Surprising and deeply satisfying' EMILY HENRY 'The kind of book that leaves an impression on your heart' HOLLY MILLER 'Such a clever, finely woven, sweet and heart-rending story' BOLU BABALOLA Three women. Three dates. One missing man... 8.52 a.m. Siobhan is looking forward to her breakfast date with Joseph. She was surprised when he suggested it - she normally sees him late at night in her hotel room. Breakfast on Valentine's Day surely means something ... so where is he? 2.43 p.m. Miranda's hoping that a Valentine's Day lunch with Carter will be the perfect way to celebrate her new job. It's a fresh start and a sign that her life is falling into place: she's been dating Carter for five months now and things are getting serious. But why hasn't he shown up? 6.30 p.m. Joseph Carter agreed to be Jane's fake boyfriend at an engagement party. They've not known each other long but their friendship is fast becoming the brightest part of her new life in Winchester. Joseph promised to save Jane tonight. But he's not here... Meet Joseph Carter. That is, if you can find him. The No-Show is the brilliantly funny, heart-breaking and joyful new novel from Beth O'Leary about dating, and waiting, and the ways love can find us. An utterly extraordinary tearjerker of a book, this is O'Leary's most ambitious novel yet. 'The kind of book you want all your friends to read so that you can talk about it non-stop' LIZZIE DAMILOLA BLACKBURN 'A brilliant, multilayered, romantic stunner' LAUREN HO 'Sweepingly romantic, bursting with character, and so, so clever' GILLIAN McALLISTER 'A superb rom-com with a heart wrenching twist' DAILY EXPRESS 'Perfect escapism: romantic and uplifting with a twist you won't see coming' LUCY DIAMOND 'Charming and delightful!' LAURA WILLIAMS 'It will break your heart in a million different ways' LOUISE O'NEILL 'A truly brilliant book' LUCY VINE 'Fresh and surprising yet still so distinctly Beth O'Leary' CAROLINE HULSE 'This book will stop-start your heart with plenty of tears and plenty of laughter' LIA LOUIS 'Fresh, clever, superbly plotted . . . A triumph' MIKE GAYLE 'Beth O'Leary at her very best' LINDSEY KELK 'Achingly clever, another fabulous read from Beth O'Leary' SOPHIE COUSENS A Sunday Times Top 5 bestseller w/c 24/04/2022

The Greek Escape

Author: Karen Swan

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509838120

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 2488


Set on a lush Greek island, The Greek Escape by Karen Swan is a Sunday Times bestseller, and the perfect getaway for fans of Victoria Hislop and Santa Montefiore. Before every new beginning, there must be an ending . . . Running from heartbreak, Chloe Marston leaves her old life in London for a fresh start in New York. Working at a luxury concierge company, she makes other people’s lives run perfectly, even if her own has ground to a halt. But a terrible accident forces her to step into a new role, up close and personal with the company’s most esteemed and powerful clients. Charismatic Joe Lincoln is one of them and his every wish is her command, so when he asks her to find him a secluded holiday home in the Greek Islands, she sets about sourcing the perfect retreat. But when Tom, her ex, unexpectedly shows up in Manhattan and the stability of her new life is thrown off-balance again, she jumps at the chance to help Joe inspect the holiday house; escaping to Greece will give her the time and space to decide where her future truly lies. Tom is the man she has loved for so long but he has hurt her before – can she give him another chance? And as she draws closer to Joe, does she even want to? As magnetic as he is mysterious, there’s an undeniable chemistry between them that she can’t resist. But whatever her heart is telling her, she’s in over her head – another client’s wife has mysteriously disappeared and serious allegations about Joe threaten more than just her happiness. Who can she trust? And will Chloe uncover the truth in time? 'This irresistible story will sweep you right up into its pages and keep you there.' - Heat

Whatever It Takes

Author: Adele Parks

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755371364

Category: Fiction

Page: 377

View: 7604


Whatever It Takes is an emotionally powerful and unputdownable novel from Adele Parks, author of the No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller, Just My Luck. Don't miss Adele's gripping new novel, the Sunday Times bestseller Both of You, out now! 'A RIVETING READ' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING 'BRILLIANTLY PACY' DAILY MAIL What if love's not enough? For Londoner Eloise Hamilton, it is a momentous day when she reluctantly agrees to uproot to Dartmouth, leaving behind her perfect world so her husband can return to his. At least her mother-in-law Margaret will welcome her with open arms, and she can rely on best friend Sara to be her lifeline to London. But Eloise is thrust into unexpected turmoil when it's revealed that Margaret is showing signs of dementia and Sara's intense longing for a family threatens to overwhelm her. While she's dreaming up extreme ways to help those she loves, Eloise's world implodes with the strain of being responsible for all around her. When a life-changing secret is revealed, someone is bound to be overlooked. And the damage might be irreparable... Includes a preview of The Stranger In My Home, out now. What readers are saying about Whatever It Takes: 'One of the best books I've read in a long time. So many twists and turns, but filled with so much love' 'Fantastically written and incredibly entertaining to read. There were parts that touched me, and parts that absolutely riled me but this was such a treat'

The Flatshare

Author: Beth O'Leary

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1787474399

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 4524


THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP FIVE BESTSELLER 'Set to become the romcom of the year - a Sleepless In Seattle for the 21st century' Sunday Express 'Funny and winning... a Richard Curtis rom-com that also has its feet firmly planted in real life. A real treat' Stylist 'The last book to completely emotionally absorb me in this way was Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, and I think fans of that will adore this' Daisy Buchanan 'If Richard Curtis and Nora Ephron made a story baby' Zoella Book Club ********** Tiffy and Leon share a flat Tiffy and Leon share a bed Tiffy and Leon have never met... Tiffy Moore needs a cheap flat, and fast. Leon Twomey works nights and needs cash. Their friends think they're crazy, but it's the perfect solution: Leon occupies the one-bed flat while Tiffy's at work in the day, and she has the run of the place the rest of the time. But with obsessive ex-boyfriends, demanding clients at work, wrongly imprisoned brothers and, of course, the fact that they still haven't met yet, they're about to discover that if you want the perfect home you need to throw the rulebook out the window... ********** See what everyone is saying about The Flatshare 'I devoured The Flatshare. Original, funny and touching. Read it' Clare Mackintosh 'One of the most talked about books of 2019... Fans of Jojo Moyes's Me Before You will love this UpLit romcom' Red Magazine 'It's fiction to make you feel good - endlessly enjoyable and brilliant fun' Daily Express 'In the league of Bridget Jones and Marian Keyes' Walsh sister books' Claire Allan 'Funny, emotional and uplifting' Sun 'A quirky, feelgood read, bursting with character and warmth' Prima 'The Flatshare is a huge, heartwarming triumph' Josie Silver 'Uproariously funny with characters you fall for from the first page' Woman & Home 'Deliciously funny and truly uplifting' Lucy Diamond 'Touching, funny and skilful, a delightful read' Katie Fforde 'It's funny and charming but there are moments of real poignancy, too. Guaranteed to leave you with a smile on your face' Good Housekeeping 'Heartwarming and brilliant' Closer

The Other Passenger

Author: Louise Candlish

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1982177543

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 739


The “queen of the sucker-punch twist” (Ruth Ware, #1 New York Times bestselling author) and author of Our House weaves a suspenseful thriller about a commuter who becomes a suspect in his friend’s mysterious disappearance. Perfect for fans of the unputdownable page-turners by Christina McDonald and Lisa Jewell. It all happens so quickly. One day you’re living the dream, commuting to work by ferry with your charismatic neighbor Kit in the seat beside you. The next, Kit hasn’t turned up for the boat and his wife, Melia, has reported him missing. When you get off at your stop, the police are waiting. Another passenger saw you and Kit arguing on the boat home the night before and the police say that you had a reason to want him dead. You protest. You and Kit are friends—ask Melia, she’ll vouch for you. And who exactly is this other passenger pointing the finger? What do they know about your lives? No, whatever danger followed you home last night, you are innocent, totally innocent. Aren’t you?

It Could Never Happen Here

Author: Eithne Shortall

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1838951865

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9947


Their school is about to be taught a lesson... Beverley Franklin will do whatever it takes to protect her local school's reputation. So when a scandal involving her own daughter threatens to derail the annual school musical's appearance on national television, Beverley goes into overdrive. But in her efforts to protect her daughter and keep the musical on track, she misses what's really going, both in her own house and in the insular Glass Lake community - with dramatic consequences. Glass Lake primary school's reputation is about to be shattered... 'Eithne Shortall mixes humour and tragedy with a deftness reminiscent of Marian Keyes' Irish Times

Napoleon the Great

Author: Andrew Roberts

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241019192

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 832

View: 1682


From Andrew Roberts, author of the Sunday Times bestseller The Storm of War, this is the definitive modern biography of Napoleon It has become all too common for Napoleon Bonaparte's biographers to approach him as a figure to be reviled, bent on world domination, practically a proto-Hitler. Here, after years of study extending even to visits paid to St Helena and 53 of Napoleon's 56 battlefields, Andrew Roberts has created a true portrait of the mind, the life, and the military and above all political genius of a fundamentally constructive ruler. This is the Napoleon, Roberts reminds us, whose peacetime activity produced countless indispensable civic innovations - and whose Napoleonic Code provided the blueprint for civil law systems still in use around the world today. It is one of the greatest lives in world history, which here has found its ideal biographer. The sheer enjoyment which this book will give anyone who loves history is enormous. Andrew Roberts is a biographer and historian of international renown whose books include Salisbury: Victorian Titan (winner, the Wolfson Prize for History); Masters and Commanders; and The Storm of War, which reached No. 2 on the Sunday Times bestseller list. Roberts is a Fellow of the Royal Societies of Literature and Arts. He appears regularly on British television and radio and writes for the Sunday Telegraph, Spectator, Literary Review, Mail on Sunday and Daily Telegraph.