- 365 DALAI LAMA: Daily Advice from the Heart
Imagine having two minutes with the Dalai Lama offering you personal advice on how you could live your life better, overcome your problems, be more joyful and create a better world. This revolutionary new book brings you exactly that: short passages to offer you enlightening advice, day by day Meditations are suggested on the following: On the stages of life: for the young, adults, and the elderly * On life situations: for men and women, single people, families, the wealthy, the poor, the sick, the dying and those who care for them, and others from all walks of life. * On your roles in society: for politicians, lawyers, activists, teachers, scientists, businesspeople, writers and journalists, farmers, soldiers, carers and others * On your state of mind: for the happy, the sad, pessimists, optimists, the suffering, the isolated, the angry, the proud, the abused, the shy, the undecided, those with no self-esteem, the indifferent. * On society and the world: war, politics, education, farming, the environment, business, dedicating your life to others, and the future * On your spiritual life: for believers, those who have no religion, contemplatives, those who have great faith, those who want to become Buddhists, those who practice Buddhism.
- Vivienne Westwood: An Unfashionable Life
The acclaimed biography of one of England's great eccentrics and leading fashion designers, reissued in an updated edition to coincide with a major exhibition of Westwood's work at the Victoria & Albert Museum. * For three decades, Vivienne Westwood has been Britain's most consistently original, outrageous, eccentric and controversial designer. In that time she has evolved from an iconoclastic outsider to an internationally revered figure, with two British Designer of the Year awards, an OBE, her own successful fashion label and an unrivalled reputation for leading where other designers follow. * Her lifestyle could scarcely be in greater contrast to the opulence which surrounds other leading designers: until recently she lived in a modest council flat in South London, and she still travels around the capital by bicycle, dressed in her own flamboyant creations, with a plastic bag protecting her hair from the elements. How did an awkward girl from a conventional and provincial background become one of world fashion's most influential and respected designers? How has she managed to remain true to her own idiosyncratic vision, refusing to conform to the fashion industry's, and society's, expectations? * Speaking to Westwood herself, her friends, lovers, colleagues, rivals, admirers and detractors, Jane Mulvagh has created a portrait as rich, distinctive and constantly surprising as her subject's character and work.
- THE HOMEWARD BOUNDERS
"You are now a discard. We have no further use for you in play. You are free to walk the Bounds, but it will be against the rules for you to enter play in any world. If you succeed in returning Home, then you may enter play again in the normal manner." When Jamie unwittingly discovers the scary, dark-cloaked Them playing games with human's lives, he is cast out to the boundaries of the worlds. Only then does he discover that there are a vast number of parallel worlds, all linked by the bounds, and these sinister creatures are using them all as a massive gamesboard. Clinging to Their promise that if he can get Home he is free, he becomes the unwilling Random Factor in an endless game of chance. Irresistible Diana Wynne Jones fantasy adventure, featuring an insect-loving shapeshifter, an apprentice demon hunter and a whole host of exotic characters clinging to the hope that one day they will return Home.
- Murder On The Canadian Mm
While on board the sleek train The Canadian, Tom Austen tries to unravel a murder plot. As he begins talking about Catherine Saks' death to the passengers in Car 165, he finds that everyone sounds like a suspect. Suddenly, Tom's own life is put in danger when the real killer confronts him in this speeding plot. Eric Wilson's Murder on the Canadian is part of his popular Tom Austen mystery series.
- Collins Dictionary of Synonyms & Antonyms
Whether you're writing a speech, a job application, or a love poem, Collins Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms is the ideal reference. Comprising over 150,000 alternatives and opposites, it also boasts an invaluable supplement, "Literally Speaking", designed to help you steer clear of cliches and embarrassing clangers. This handy paperback has been developed using Collins Word Web, an unparalleled and constantly updated 2.5-billion-word database of lexical data, so you can be sure you're up to speed with the very latest developments in language. Even writers of the best prose get stumped occasionally. So whenever you need a level of vocabulary above the ordinary, beyond the humdrum, ahead of the pedestrian, the Collins Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms provides all the help you require.