Local Eats London

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A London Guide Book for the Traveler’s Palette

From the iconic afternoon tea party to the infamous late-night pub grub, Local Eats London is a beautifully illustrated pocket dictionary that translates the classic and sometimes-oddly-named cuisine of London to the hungry traveler.

Enjoy English food from England like a Londoner. What’s the difference between British biscuits and cookies? What is spotted dick? And what does Eton mess mean? This easy-to-carry, mini tome is all foodies need to enjoy the wide variety of unique and tasty English meals in London. Unlike typical travel books, Local Eats London replaces restaurant recommendations with delicious descriptions of traditional British fare found in markets, shops, pubs, and cafes.

For fans of British books and travel guides.  Whether embarking on a trip or binging on Jane Austen and Downtown Abbey at home, Local Eats London makes for delightful British gifts and travel gifts. Interweaving charming water colors with humorous culinary reminiscences, each featured dish creates a lyrical and witty chronicle of the delicious discoveries a foreigner will experience in the vibrant city. To help travelers and Anglophiles navigate the what’s what of the casual London food scene, you’ll find typical foods found in:

  • Morning brunch and cafes
  • Afternoon high tea and picnics
  • Midnight snack spots and pubs

If you’re looking for Downtown Abbey gifts for women, foodie books, or an England coffee table book—like Pretty City London, London's Afternoon Teas, Jane Was Here, or Secret London—then you’ll love Local Eats London.

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Hustle Away Debt

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Learn How to Get Out of Debt From an Expert

Debt free living. Forbes calls David Carlson’s personal finance blog Young Adult Money “a must read for millennials.” Hustle Away Debt, by David Carlson, gives millennials drowning in debt–student and otherwise–a lifeline.

Learn the secrets to being debt free.  Carlson details his secrets to getting out of debt through the concept of “side hustles.” He shows how side hustles can help you develop new sources of income that allow you to pay off debt faster. He also shows how this can lead you to explore new fields you might not have otherwise worked in and how you can pick up useful skills for your full-time job–all while developing your earning potential to the fullest.

In Hustle Away Debt, you will learn:

  • What it is like to enjoy debt free living
  • How to save more and get ahead faster
  • What it takes to seize control of your money
  • How to get out of debt once and for all
  • How to eliminate student debt

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Change Your Mind and Your Life Will Follow

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Mind Over Mood─ Change Your Mind to Change Your Life

Finalist for the MS Society Books for a Better Life Award
#1 Bestseller in Addiction & Recovery, Twelve-Step Programs

Best-selling author Karen Casey’s Change Your Mind and Your Life Will Follow has sold over 70,000 copies in hardcover. This edition, with a new preface, carries on the mission of helping us heal through recovery.

Make the right life choice. In Change Your Mind and Your Life Will Follow best-selling author Karen Casey provides two life choices. The first is to fall into despair, become numb, and let fear have its way with us. The second is to open our minds to positive thoughts, to heal ourselves and each other by changing how we respond in every interaction. Change Your Mind and Your Life Will Follow focuses on the latter.

Find positive solutions. Mindset is everything. We cannot change a person. We often cannot change a situation. We can change how we respond. We can learn to use positive words and act out of our hearts rather than react with hurt or anger. When we stop focusing on problems solutions tend to appear.

Happy mind, happy life. If we change how we respond to external stimuli, our mindset follows. Learn how to change your mindset and, echoing Abraham Lincoln, “we are just about as happy as we make up our minds to be.” Organized around twelve very simple steps, this book gives readers the tools to find a positive, peaceful response to every curveball life throws at us.

Inside learn:

  • Happiness is a choice you can make
  • You can change your life for the better
  • How to follow a path chosen by very successful people

If you choose happiness, and you liked The Happiness AdvantageMindset MakeoverThe Gifts of Acceptance, or Let Go Now, grab yourself a copy of Casey’s latest edition of Change Your Mind and Your Life Will Follow.

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Enough!

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Challenge Your Never-Enough Thinking

The idea that we aren’t enough is so deeply ingrained in us and into our culture that it holds sway over pretty much every aspect of our lives. But author and activist Laurie McCammon is here to tell us that it’s all a lie. YOU are enough exactly as you are, and it is only in realizing this truth that we unlock our ability to make our world a better place.

Believe in yourself. Do you think you’re not good enough─not rich enough or thin enough or smart enough─to have the life you want? Time, money, and talent aren’t going to bring us what we’re seeking. The validation we feel we need can only come if we accept ourselves as we are. Laurie McCammon has brought her message of enoughness across the world, presenting at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, and facilitating circles and workshops over the years. This inspirational and transformative book reminds readers of their self-worth and helps them combat lack of self-confidence. By the end, the message will ring true and clear in every reader’s heart: I am enough!

Change the world. “Never-enough” thinking can hurt us in more ways than one. But one of the biggest ways it impacts us is by limiting what we think we are capable of accomplishing. When we accept the truth of our enoughness, our self-image is transformed and we see just how capable we are. McCammon shows readers how developing a sense of enoughness can change not only how you feel about yourself but how you view time, your relationships, your work, and your ability to shape a better world.

Open up this motivational book and learn more about:

  • The lie that shapes how we view ourselves
  • How to find your own self-worth
  • Developing a sense of “enoughness” in today’s world

If you enjoyed books like Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself,The Gifts of ImperfectionThe Mindful Path to Self-Compassion, or Good Morning, I Love You; then you’ll love Enough! by Laurie McCammon.

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Yogi Cats

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Yoga for Cat Lovers

No other creature in the animal kingdom embodies the spirit of yoga quite like cats

Blending meditation with exercise and the calming nature of cats, Yogi Cats truly defines what it means to be flexible and at one. From beginner to the expert, yoga poses are meant to bring out the best from your body and mind. Stretch and grow with these serene, adorable, and energetic cats as they explain and attempt famous poses along with instructions and practical wisdom for you to try.

If you are a cat lover and interested in Yoga or like books such as The Yoga Bible, The Cleansing Power of Yoga, or Yoga with Cats, you will love Yogi Cats.

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Soul Discovery Coloring Book

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Relaxing Coloring─Awakening the Knowledge Within

Janet Conner’s spiritual book Writing Down Your Soul has led to this adult coloring book and guided art journal, full of inspiring prompts and coloring pages to help you reach deep within yourself and connect to the divine. The result? You not only get to color a beautiful picture, but also create a beautiful life.

A peaceful space to reach into yourself and discover your truth. In Writing Down Your Soul, Janet Conner introduced tools to teach readers how to connect to the voice within, where soul knowledge and spiritual breakthroughs occur: "If you want to engage in a vibrant conversation with the wisdom that dwells just a hair below your conscious awareness, write. Write every day, at approximately the same time, with passion, honesty, and the intention of speaking with and listening to the voice within." As a natural extension and follow-up to Writing Down Your Soul, here is a companion coloring book and inspirational journal that offers space for the flow of creative self-exploration.

An adult coloring book full of writing prompts, coloring pages, and space for doodles. Structured around 22 key questions to ignite the imagination, such as "When I look out, what do I see?" and "If I could create the perfect gate to my extraordinary life, what would it look like?" The Soul Discovery Coloring Book invites readers to:

  • Noodle: with silence, reflection, and staring off into space, allow images to come
  • Doodle: not drawing to replicate, but allowing the picture to flow out of you
  • Color: allowing the colors to choose you
  • Scribble or soul write: scribbling and journaling because when we soul write, we write fast and messy to get ahead of our conscious mind

If you enjoy guided journals, motivational books, and inspirational books like A Book that Takes Its TimeTrue You, or Meera Lee Patel’s Made out of Stars, then you’ll love the Soul Discovery Coloring Book.

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The Woman's Book of Joy

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Experience Serenity and Hope Daily

A book of joy. Women have a great many challenges to deal with in their lives. Among the most ubiquitous of those challenges is self-care. Too often, we are focused on caring for others and not ourselves. Low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression are all too common when our lives are less fulfilling than they could be. Yet deep within, women have a tremendous spiritual resource―a capacity for real joy that is not dependent on anything external. It is always available, regardless of circumstances. And when women tap into that deep wellspring of joy, nothing is impossible.

Find your inner spirituality. Many self-help books can lead people into further self-judgement. Instead, The Woman’s Book of Joy encourages and inspires women to care more deeply for themselves and to face life’s challenges with courage and joy. It’s a practical motivational book for accessing inner wisdom, enhancing self-esteem, overcoming sorrow, and deepening relationships.

Thinking deeply. The meditations and affirmations in this book will provide you with the opportunity to contemplate a wide range of topics, including:

  • Developing awareness
  • Letting go
  • Believing in your dreams
  • Living in the now
  • Finding your true purpose
  • Practicing kindness
  • Being optimistic
  • Trusting the universe
  • Appreciating life’s blessings

If you found joy in meditation books and inspirational books for women like I've Been Thinking…Journey to the Heart, and Each Day a New Beginning, you’ll be encouraged and uplifted by The Woman's Book of Joy.

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Tortitude

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Explore the wonderful world of tortoiseshell cats and tortoiseshell cat behavior

Tortie cat behavior: With about 2 million tortoiseshell cats in the United States, these special felines tend to be strong-willed, a bit hot-tempered, and often very possessive of their humans. Other words used to describe torties are fiercely independent, feisty and unpredictable. In Tortitude: The BIG Book About Cats With a BIG Attitude, cat expert Ingrid King (The Conscious Cat) brings her professional and personal experience to explore why these cats are so special. With expert insights combined with stunning photography and passages dedicated to the cats and their passionate guardians, King offers a new perspective on these exceptional cats.

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Hope & Healing for Transcending Loss

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You Are Not Alone in Your Grief and Bereavement

A pocketbook full of hope for one of the hardest experiences to go through, this guide will be the friend who listens to you and offers you the strength to smile again.

It's easy to feel unmoored when we lose someone close. We need to find a new rhythm to our days and new ways to connect to the ones we've lost. How does one move on after the death of a loved one? Ashley Davis Bush wrote this book to offer you just that: small doses of comfort and hope for getting through your day when you are still heavy with grief.

There can be joy even in the darkest of times. Each bite-sized reading offers reassurance that healing is possible, whether it's an ordinary day of living with loss or a special anniversary day. Poetic words, combined with photographic images throughout the book, help provide solace along with the perspective that love always transcends even the deepest loss. Learn how to find:

  • Comfort through grief
  • Hope from pain
  • Life after loss

“Death doesn't end the relationship, it simply forges a new type of relationship─one based on memory, spirit, and love...” – Ashley Davis Bush, LICSW

If you have read books like Tuesdays with MorrieFinding Meaning, or Healing After Loss, then you’ll find comfort and strength in Ashley Davis Bush’s Hope & Healing for Transcending Loss.

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Stay Healthy During Chemo

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Combat Chemo Side-Effects With Healthy Living

Create your own personalized chemo survival approach. Healthy living is even more important for your well-being when you're fighting cancer. In Stay Healthy During Chemo, you will find over 100 science-based recipes, a menu-planning guide, tips for how to exercise and rest well while healing, affirmations and mental-health remedies, and much more to help you decide how to be healthy during your treatment.

Increase your cancer awareness. Chemotherapy works to beat your cancer, but it also takes its own toll on your body and your health. During treatment, it is more important than ever to do what you can to keep yourself strong and healthy to combat the negative effects of chemotherapy. In Stay Healthy During Chemo, natural healing advocate and naturopathic doctor Mike Herbert offers suggestions that can help you make your own plan for staying healthy during chemotherapy.

Chemotherapy is only part of the healing process. This book offers a treasure chest of practical guidance for feeling good during chemo and beyond. And it does so through 5 basic steps, supporting you to:

  • Change your thinking and develop an attitude focused on healing
  • Detoxify with therapeutic baths to promote healing from the inside out
  • Eat the best foods to create a healing chemistry in your body
  • Supplement your diet to support healing momentum
  • Exercise and rest to speed the healing process

Readers of books on natural remedies for chemotherapy like Eat Real to HealThe Cancer-Fighting KitchenBeating Cancer with Nutrition, or What to Eat During Cancer Treatment will find good nutrition and exercise tips in Stay Healthy During Chemo.

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

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The Infographics Edition

“…Dr. Covey's emphasis on self-renewal and his understanding that leadership and creativity require us to tap into our own physical, mental, and spiritual resources are exactly what we need now." —Arianna Huffington

Wall Street Journal Best Seller!
#1 Best Seller in Leadership, Personal Success, and Finance & Self-Help

Commemorate the timeless wisdom and power of Stephen Covey’s cherished classic, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and do it in a highly readable and understandable, infographics format.

Dr. Covey's 7 Habits book is one of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written. Now you can enjoy and learn critical lessons about the habits of successful people and enrich your life's experience. And, it's in an infographics format that makes it easy for you to learn and apply Dr. Covey's 7 Habits.

Learn the habits of successful people. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has captivated readers for over 30 years and sold over 40 million internationally. It has transformed the lives of Presidents and CEOs, educators, parents, and students—in short, millions of people of all ages and occupations have benefited from Dr. Covey's 7 Habits book. And, it can transform you.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Infographics Edition guides you through each habit step-by-step:

  • Habit 1: Be Proactive
  • Habit 2: Begin With The End In Mind
  • Habit 3: Put First Things First
  • Habit 4: Think Win-Win
  • Habit 5: Seek First To Understand Then Be Understood
  • Habit 6: Synergize
  • Habit 7: Sharpen The Saw

If you are a fan of The 7 Habits you will want to also try The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: 30th Anniversary Card Deck, The 7 Habits on the Go: Timeless Wisdom for a Rapidly Changing World, and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: 30th Anniversary Guided Journal.

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The Courage to Be Yourself

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Find the Courage to Embrace Your Authentic Self

Transform your fear into courage. Surrounded by the pressures of society, we often measure ourselves by impossible standards. We see images of idealized women, and become scared that our own bodies, personalities, or ambitions do not measure up and are not worthy. As a result of her own life experiences, author Sue Patton understands what it’s like to be scared and unsure of your place. But her words inspire readers to take courage in their own identity and find happiness through it.

Target harmful patterns. How we live each day shapes who we are. If our days are riddled with negative self-talk, our happiness inevitably suffers. Unhealthy mindsets can also infiltrate our relationship with others. Women, especially, feel the need to be caretakers, looking out for the needs of others and often, putting their needs above our own. By learning how to identify these patterns, we can target areas that need change in our lives.

Become a loving friend to yourself. While all of us certainly have a calling to love others, it is just as important to gift that same love to yourself. Without self-love, there can be no positive growth. In this motivational book, Patton shares pieces of her story, as well as other women’s, in order to help readers learn how best to journey from a place of fear to a life of courageous self-love and acceptance.

In this self-help book for women, Patton offers invaluable inspiration. Open it up and find…

  • How to set boundaries, communicate more effectively, and change self-deprecating behavior patterns
  • Stories of growth and healing from Patton and other women
  • The perfect gift for women of all ages

If books such as The Gifts of ImperfectionSelf-CompassionWhat to Say When You Talk to Yourself, or Girl, Stop Apologizing are on your bookshelf, then The Courage to Be Yourself is the next book for you!

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48 HOURS IN EUROPEAN CAPITALS

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Every Saturday in The Independent’s award-winning Traveller section, “48 hours” stories explore new and exciting city-break itineraries. This collection is a wonderful reference tool for travellers looking for inspiration. The cities chosen encompass well-known and less-visited destinations, and offer travellers everything from dazzling architecture to world-class museums, designer shopping and historic landmarks.
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48 HOURS IN NORTH AMERICAN CITIES

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Every Saturday in The Independent’s award-winning Traveller section, our “48 hours” stories explore new and exciting city-break itineraries. Now, 25 years after the series was first launched, we’ve produced this special, designed to help you get the most from a visit to a selection of 20 key North American cities. Among them, you can choose from New York’s dizzying nightlife, the rollercoaster thrills of Orlando, the Hollywood glitter of Los Angeles or Vancouver’s great outdoors. We’ve also included a range of accommodation options to suit your budget.
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ROBERT FISK ON ALGERIA

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The deserts of North Africa are a new front in the global “war on terror”. Islamic extremists, loosely affiliated to al-Qa’ida, are attacking Western interests. The legacy of years of horrifying sectarian bloodletting in Algeria has led to an “arc of insecurity” stretching from Senegal to Somalia, with some of the fiercest action in Algeria and Mali. Rarely has a nation’s suffering been so under-reported. More than 150,000 people have been killed by their fellow Algerians, mostly with sickening cruelty, since 1992. Meanwhile, the power and influence of the fighters who call themselves Al-Qa’ida in the Islamic Maghreb has been growing inexorably. For those seeking to understand why Algeria’s tragedy matters and what it means, Robert Fisk, who raised the alarm about what was happening in Algeria while the rest of the world looked away, it is essential reading.
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ROBERT FISK ON EGYPT

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No commentator is better qualified to tell the tragic tale of the cruel disappointments of the Arab Spring than Robert Fisk. He is the unflinching critic of the Mubarak regime and acclaimed chronicler of Middle-Eastern affairs for The Independent for 25 years. This powerful anthology of his journalism describes the full cycle of Egypt’s awakening and relapse, episode by episode, as it happened – from the first stirrings of unrest to the glorious dawn of Tahrir Square, and the days of shame and atrocity that followed. Told with rare insight into both Egyptian culture and the hypocrisy of the West, this is history at its most compelling, written by one of the very greatest commentators on the Arab world.
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ROBERT FISK ON ISRAEL

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No journalist has chronicled the tragedies of the Israelis and the Palestinians so exhaustively, so authoritatively ­- or so controversially - as Robert Fisk, the Independent’s correspondent in the region for 25 years. No US president has entered the White House carrying so much hope of peace and progress in the region as Barack Obama. Yet how much has the Nobel prize-winning icon of reconciliation actually delivered? And how much objectivity has the world’s media brought to its coverage of his Middle-Eastern initiatives? This unique anthology of six years of reporting and analysis allows you to re-examine a crucial period of history by following it episode by episode, through the ferociously clear-sighted eyes of one of the great foreign reporters of our times.
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SCIENCE MADE SIMPLE

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Every child goes through a phase of asking embarrassingly simple questions. Why is the sky blue? Why do we dream? Where did the Moon come from? Even the most educated adult can be stumped by such inquiries. But the curiosity behind them – and the urge to satisfy it – lies at the heart of science. This compendium of questions and answers is based on a weekly column first launched in The Independent more than 15 years ago under the rubric “Technoquest”.
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