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Initial post: 10 Apr 2014, 09:51:26 BST
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Who else needs a holiday? Hands up! I've always fancied Switzerland. I think it was a life long love affair with Heidi.

100 Free Things To Do In Switzerland (Travel Free eGuidebooks Book 13) - 220 pp
This book includes 100 high quality, well researched FREE sightseeing attractions, music, events, museums, galleries, walks, tours, performances, festivals, and fun free things to do - things that are always free, sometimes free, or free for certain people.

Posted on 10 Apr 2014, 09:54:55 BST
Last edited by the author on 10 Apr 2014, 09:55:17 BST
Free to pre-order!

Kasper Meier: The Planes at Berlin-Tempelhof
Kasper Meier lives in Berlin - the city and its people broken by war. He scrabbles to get by, finding things that people need: cigarettes, information, other people. A stranger approaches Kasper in a makeshift cafe, seeking the whereabouts of a painting by Gustav Klimt. Kasper is out of his depth, but the promise of goods and the man's menacing threats leave him with no choice but to track it down.

Posted on 10 Apr 2014, 11:37:16 BST
Last edited by the author on 10 Apr 2014, 11:42:01 BST
Mixed bag of reviews, but i rather fancy this

Anne of Cleves: Henry's Luckiest Wife
It is winter 1539. King Henry VIII is galloping through the night to Rochester to meet a young woman. Just arrived in England from Germany, Anne of Cleves is destined to become his fourth wife. He has never met her before. He has only seen her portrait - the portrait of a sweet, demure and innocent young woman. The impatient and lovesick king must see her before their marriage. But this rushed and unplanned rendezvous will shock them and the country both. It will also lead to some completely unexpected and fatal results. In D. Lawrence-Young's well-researched novel, we learn of the strong passions and the deadly politics when the romantic plans of a frustrated Tudor king go badly wrong.

Return to Knightshayes
It is October 1879, and Dr Charles Lanning, physician of Fairmile Asylum, oversees the arrival of an unknown woman with terrible injuries. A three-part Victorian tale, Return to Knightshayes explores classic themes of love and knowledge.

The ruined mansion of Blackstairs, home to a reclusive old man and his rusty wrecking yard, is a famous disgrace. Everyone says it's a shame the way he gutted the ballroom to make way for a car pit, and there are rumours he pulled down the magnificent cantilevered staircase on purpose to protect a collection of vintage MGs. But there are worse tragedies in the making here; for those who don't know their history are surely doomed to repeat it ... and Tom Hobson has no idea of his. Both a mystery and a romance, Blackstairs is about hunting for treasure: what it is and where you find it.

and this 1550 page epic is free again, just in time for lazy days in the park

Edmund Persuader
The book is set in Antigua and England, 1810-1814. The jacket copy reads: "An epic, a romance, and a mystery, Edmund Persuader is the tale of a man both blessed and cursed by his powers of persuasion. Those powers seem to perform the greatest wonders when they work him ill, yet fail when he needs them most-until he can emerge from the depths of moral error and climb toward the exaltation of redeeming love." Highly recommended to those who love Jane Austen's works.

Posted on 10 Apr 2014, 11:45:02 BST
Last edited by the author on 10 Apr 2014, 11:57:38 BST
The cover on this one is quite attractive

The Realm of Possibility
An awful tragedy disrupted the otherwise peaceful life of Jim Morris, a repairman at a roofing and siding company in Missouri. His young daughter, Ruth, died after being hit by a car when she ran into the street to chase after a ball she had thrown to the family dog. Jim tries to cope with his grief, but the grief, along with the regret about what he had been doing just before Ruth had been hit, haunts him.

Sunrunner lives above a coffeehouse in a bohemian styled neighborhood. He loves the dark rich smell of espresso at 6am and he is usually one of the first two or three people to the counter, where Stephanie serves him a strong black organic blend and delivers it in his own molded mug covered with spirals.

During a sailing voyage to Tahiti, Bartholomew Brown recounts his youth on an island city-state in the 1970s. Arriving as a penniless paint-chipper, he is adopted by strange expatriates. He falls in love, is heart-broken, and reels between sympathy and callousness.

Posted on 10 Apr 2014, 11:48:42 BST
Last edited by the author on 10 Apr 2014, 11:59:50 BST
The paperback on this is £12.03, free today!

Pieces: A Life in Eight Movements and a Prelude
Written like a suite in eight movements, Pieces is a novel about music, with leitmotifs, repetitions, counterpoint, harmony and disharmony. The story begins in Oklahoma with a five-year-old violin prodigy who has perfect pitch and a remarkable teacher named Tosca. The following movements, or chapters, capture the protagonist's teen years in Connecticut, student years at Princeton, jazz concerts in New York, and then the big jump to Europe. An enchanting work that carries one along in a flow and movement that is very much like a symphony.

The Innocent: A Myth
Alexa Wyndham is a painfully sheltered girl from Brooklyn, her views of the world formed through the lens of the poetry and literary novels she reads. When she goes out with friends on Valentine's Day, a stunning kiss from a stranger is her introduction to a new and dangerous world. Her would be lover is after her flesh. Her only hope of survival is eight-hundred-year-old, Cristien LaRoche. An incubus who has killed every woman he has been with.

Magick Nooks and Crannies
Ben, because of good fortune and a thrifty nature, retires young. He lives quietly in a sleepy suburb, tending to his beautiful garden. Life is good, until, from the corner of his eye, he spots a shadowy figure running across his breakfast table. This leads him to discover a suspicious hole in his backyard. While shoveling dirt from the hole the ground gives way beneath his feet. He falls into an odd, hi tech, magickal universe - filled with beauty, terror, and wonder. Ben longs to return home... willing to do whatever it takes.

When She Was Electric
The story of three generations of women: the enterprising grandmother who bought a rejected piece of land near an Indian Reserve; the daughters, ethereal Min and bold Nellie; and granddaughters Ana and Willa, who embody the hopes-and the secrets-of this matriarchy. MacPherson brilliantly reveals the hazy unreliability of memory, the fragility of life, and how a child's death haunts a splintered town.

Posted on 10 Apr 2014, 11:57:37 BST
Daisy's Mum says:
Good morning everybody

Final Season
The Magpie Trap: A Novel
The Walls of Rookwalk
My Grandfather's Eyes (psychological drama/suspense)
The Man with the Blue Hat
Is Love War
Where Nightmares Live
Stepping Down
The Shallow Valleys

Posted on 10 Apr 2014, 12:04:14 BST
Last edited by the author on 10 Apr 2014, 12:10:59 BST
Island Explorer: An Indonesian Travelogue
An obscure advertisement in a surf magazine sets in motion a journey through Sumatra's jungles, across volcanoes and along chaotic roads, through isolated villages and temples to the fabled Mentawai Islands and beyond. As the Island Explorer drifts deeper into the wilds, its occupants gradually lose their connection with the "real world" and start existing in their own dreamland. But the future becomes uncertain when the captain jumps ship and the stand-in skipper slowly becomes unhinged in the tropical heat. Join the quest to find pristine islands, untouched coral beaches and flawless surf. Sail through equatorial Indonesia's sparkling seas with a group of surfers searching for that elusive, ideal wave.

Doctor Who Questions Answers and Trivia
100 quiz questions (and the answers!)

Why be a pacifist when you can be an activist? Ten of us could turn the world upside down.
PROTEST! (Street Protest, Direct Action, Myth America, Black Cross, Indy Media, CopWatch, EarthFirst! and more...)
This book contains 41 articles ranging in topic from protest tactics to street medics, beauty pageant protests, eco-defense and direct action, taking kids to protests, Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir, Whirlmart, Ladies Against Women, Tent Cities, alternative media including pirate radio and IMC's, CopWatch and more! Author has participated in Myth CA and Myth Seafair beauty pageant protests, CopWatch actions, EarthFirst! protests in the Pacific NW, alternative media collectives including IMC's, anti-war movements and other protest movements.

Posted on 10 Apr 2014, 12:17:22 BST
Last edited by the author on 10 Apr 2014, 12:22:18 BST
When I built my first website back in 1998, I used a handy little site called The Sailor Moon Toolbox -
Now you can use this book.

How to Build Your Own Web Site from Scratch
You will learn how to create and register a domain name; how to find a suitable hosting provider; how to link your domain to your website; how to create HTML and CSS page with 3 columns layout. How to create database, tables, how to write simple queries. You will learn about Search Engine Optimization tips and find useful links to internet resources. The complete website source code (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP) with user registration and comments is included in zip file as a free bonus.

JavaScript Principles
This 17-chapter book is a brief introduction to key principles of JavaScript programming. Each chapter is dedicated to an isolated subject. The author focuses on "I wish I knew this before" type of knowledge, that will be helpful for beginners and intermediate-level programmers interested in expanding their understanding of front-end application development. jQuery briefly highlighted throughout the book and few jQuery plugin examples are provided.

Posted on 10 Apr 2014, 12:30:30 BST
Last edited by the author on 10 Apr 2014, 13:00:21 BST
In Bed With Cows (Hilarious tales from a travelling stockman)
At the tender age of 15, Andy Frazier was inadvertently immersed into a whole world that he - or few others on this planet - knew anything about. That world contained cows - many of them going on holiday.
From then on, his was a world of alcohol, sex and travel along with an entire catalogue of shenanigans that kept him on the move for 25 years, visiting, exhibiting and generally participating in cattle events throughout the world.

In Bed With Sheep (Hilarious tales from a travelling stockman Book 2)
Andy Frazier likes sheep, it can't be denied. Otherwise why would he have taken one to a Christmas party and filmed a few acting as models? In this sequel to In Bed With Cows, Andy reveals more stories about his life working with livestock, hairy warts and all. You will never look at a sheep with straight face again.

Felix Walked On
In the spring of 1982 the late Allan Borrows, a refuse collector from Cleveland, gave up his job and set out to fulfill the dream of a lifetime: to walk over 4500 miles around the coast of Britain. His diary contains a wealth of personal reminiscences, snippets of local history and descriptions of the unmatched British coastal landscape which will be a delight for travel enthusiasts everywhere and provides a fascinating glimpse of a nation which has now long since vanished.

24 Days in the Life of an IT Dude
This is a fictitious story of an IT professional who starts work in the early 1990s and completes his career about 20 years later.

Posted on 10 Apr 2014, 12:32:15 BST
Last edited by the author on 10 Apr 2014, 12:47:12 BST
An appreciation of art is lifelong. In fact, I'm going to a museum this afternoon. Oh, and by the way, has anyone seen that Herman comic with a man who walks into a library and asks the librarian, 'Do you have any art books with large colour prints suitable for framing?'

Twenty-Four Leonardo da Vinci's Paintings (Collection) for Kids
15 April 1452 - 2 May 1519. Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci was an Italian Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer.

Twenty-Four Paul Klee's Paintings (Collection) for Kids
18 December, 1879 - 29 June 1940. Paul Klee was a painter born in Münchenbuchsee, Switzerland, and is considered to be a German-Swiss. His highly individual style was influenced by movements in art that included expressionism, cubism, and surrealism.

Twenty-Four Pierre-Auguste Renoir's Paintings (Collection) for Kids
25 February 1841 - 3 December 1919. Pierre-Auguste Renoir was a French artist who was a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style.

Twenty-Four Rembrandt's Paintings (Collection) for Kids
15 July 1606 - 4 October 1669. Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was a Dutch painter and etcher. He is generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art and the most important in Dutch history.

Posted on 10 Apr 2014, 12:55:32 BST
Last edited by the author on 10 Apr 2014, 13:02:29 BST
Me & Gus on the Roof of the World
Read the critically acclaimed true story of a man's struggle to survive and find a decent cup of tea...
What is a man who is afraid of heights doing in the Himalayas? A dream trip turns into a living nightmare in which a not-so-hardy traveller faces danger at every turn. A tale of altitude sickness, daring escape attempts, organ harvesting Tibetan Gangsters, facing a Chinese Army firing squad and some of the world's most dangerous toilets! Action, adventure, belly laughs and pandas...what more do you want from a holiday?

A Great Collection of Humorous Facebook Statuses [Always Updating]
Exactly what it says on the tin.

Puzzles & Games: 30 Optical Illusions Games & Fun Puzzles For Parents & Kids: Optical Illusions

2000s TRIVIA (TRIVIA by Todd Brock Book 5)

One Thousand Quiz Questions and Trivia (1000 answers too)

Posted on 10 Apr 2014, 13:03:22 BST
Saddlebag Tales: Stories of the West that Wasn't
Welcome to Frying Pan, the Arizona Territory's most eccentric community. Only here could a horseshoe-weighted purse deter a persistent suitor, a misplaced Eskimo navigate the broiling desert using frozen tundra tracking skills ... and a pig stop a bank robbery.

Posted on 10 Apr 2014, 13:06:42 BST
Last edited by the author on 10 Apr 2014, 13:11:56 BST
Spring has sprung! Time for a little spring cleaning. I'm going through my closet and if it doesn't fit or look good - out it goes

Clever Little Tricks
Here in you will find some of the most clever tricks ever thought of. If you hate clutter and mess like I do, you will love these little tricks I have picked up along the way. Most of these follow the idea of reusing something that is either collecting dust or getting thrown out. Remember the adage: reduce, reuse, recycle. Some of these are so simple you won't believe it, some you may have heard of, but I guarantee you haven't heard them all. Read on and find a new clever trick to integrate into your home and let's all be clutter free.

It's also a great time to get that gardening started

Herb Gardening For Beginners: How to Plant an Herb Garden

Children's Book About Gardening: A Kids Picture Book about How to Grow a Garden with Photos and Fun Facts

Cook What You Have A Guide to the Lazy Garden and the Lazy Kitchen

or how about some crafts with the kids on a rainy day?

Back Country Crafts Made Easy: 25 Crafts to Warm Your Heart

Posted on 10 Apr 2014, 13:14:56 BST
The Last Field Marshal. One Man's Struggle Between Duty and Conscience During World War II.
This epic story, set between the years 1918 and 1945, follows the life and times of a German officer and his family through both peace and war. Following the ascension of the Nazi Party to power in 1933 he gets caught up in the heady days of Germany's secret rearmament and the development of its panzer forces. When war breaks out he quickly achieves promotion and decoration for his exploits on the battlefield. But his rise in the ranks of the German Army exposes him to the crimes being committed by his country. As the war continues his devotion to duty and personal ambitions conflict more and more with his conscience.

Hyena Dawn
Hard-headed and impetuous, Rayne Gallagher flees his native South Africa after a tragic accident and joins the Rhodesian Light Infantry. He is embroiled in a war in which he has neither interest or cause when, unable to resist the lure of danger, he is recruited to lead a mission for the CIA in Mozambique.

Posted on 10 Apr 2014, 13:17:40 BST
The Moscow Repatriate (The Voronov Saga Book 3)
In the third book of the trilogy, Nicholas Voronov is determined to fulfill the promise he made to his dying grandmother to regain the family estate which was lost during the Bolshevik Revolution. As Nick prepares to return to Russia, he unexpectedly reunites with his long lost daugther, Agnes, who wishes to accompany him on his daring mission in order to escape the threats of her South African husband.

The Byrds of Victory
Two novellas, "I Am a Freight Train" and "The Fields Are Ripe for Harvest," compose "The Byrds of Victory" -- the stories of Preacher Byrd, who fights in the South Pacific during World War II and returns to his small Texas Panhandle hometown to work as a blacksmith-welder and to join black and Mexican-American leaders and start a farm workers' union, which results in a great deal of intrigue and ends with a shoot-out; and Preacher's son Benny, haunted by the tragedy of a drag racing accident while working with a wheat harvest crew in Texas, Colorado, Nebraska and Montana. "I Am a Freight Train" is the colorful Preacher Byrd's first-person account of his life while "The Fields Are Ripe for Harvest" is told in the classic naturalistic style through only what the characters do, say and experience.

Posted on 10 Apr 2014, 13:20:26 BST
One Day They All Went Home
Robert Davies' début novel is is a book about two very different people looking back on their lives before they die. A gentle story with unexpected endings; two seemingly unrelated lives revolve around the disappearance of the same mysterious girl.

Posted on 10 Apr 2014, 16:05:55 BST
Last edited by the author on 10 Apr 2014, 16:06:57 BST
Cinderella Geek
It's a duel between the geeks and the populars. Eventually, Delores has to decide what is important enough to fight for and manage to find a happily-ever-after ending in Cinderella Geek, a modern-day fairy tale for teens.

Posted on 10 Apr 2014, 16:10:04 BST
Last edited by the author on 10 Apr 2014, 16:35:38 BST
Love in a Time of War: An Historical World War Two Romance
In this emotionally powerful WWII drama, children's book writer Natalie Lucas looks to her faith in God to help her beloved Jewish niece Mila escape the approaching Nazi menace in Hungary.

After a terrifying encounter with the unexplained, it takes ten years and the news of her grandmother's passing for Emma Grace Hawthorne to return to her childhood home. She seeks peace in saying a proper goodbye, but what she finds is an old love, a sordid family history, and a wrong only she can right. Living in the shadow of Hawthorne Manor, Noah Garrett has never forgotten about Emma Grace. In a house full of secrets, his search for missing documents reveals a truth that can cost him everything. What he finds gave Emma the freedom to walk away from the mansion, her heart free and clear, but at what price to Noah?

Black Daisy in a White Limousine
77 Poems. n urban anthology of modern challenges, passages, spirituality, sexuality, love and family. This provocative collection of contemporary poetry eloquently embraces a multitude of subjects from the coming of age experiences of a teenage girl with the inevitable loss of love and innocence to an impassioned spirit in hopes of becoming a modern-day renaissance woman.

Cooking for Dads
Simple instructions for preparing classic meals including cottage pie, chilli con carne, spaghetti Bolognese, carbonara and other dishes that everyone should know, along with a few funny stories - including why it is unwise to live on nothing but flapjack and what not to put in chilli con carne if you find yourself in Texas.
As you might expect from an angling writer, there's even a fish recipe or two

Posted on 10 Apr 2014, 16:43:38 BST
Please Don't Tickle The Tiger
If your child likes trips to the zoo and extra marshmallows in their hot chocolate-they will love this book! These whimsical poems and vibrantly artistic illustrations will entertain and inspire kids of all ages. Get this book today and smile along with them as you read it together!

Stranger Things Have Happened
When Lukas Boyd pisses off the wrong girl at school, he undergoes a frightening supernatural transformation. And the girl who caused it? She disappears without a trace, leaving our world forever. It's up to Lukas to hunt her down through time and space, and find a cure for his affliction. He must travel to a chaotic and dangerous world that looks suspiciously like our own, but where nothing is as it appears. Where mind bending concepts abound, strange and horrifying creatures stalk our Hero, and the ruins of our world blanket the landscape.

Gnome Mountain
Gnome Mountain is part road trip, love triangle, and coming-of-age story. Seventeen-year-old Ty is sent to summer alone in the mountains of West Virginia, where he's rescued by gnomes and drawn into their madcap adventures. Ty struggles to keep the gnomes in check, while also trying to steal a girl from her boyfriend. The story is literally a wild ride, with a cross-country trip, canoeing, tubing, and hopping of trucks and freight trains. Misadventures cause the human and gnome worlds to collide prompting a showdown on a high mountain ridge. This fast-paced book is fit for kids and adults alike.

The Extraordinary Book of Doors
Turn the page... Open the door... Enter the adventure... When worrywart Chen Connelly finds a mysterious antique book beneath a park bench, his safe but lonely summer suddenly becomes exciting. A book of renaissance architectural designs may not seem very exciting, until Chen finds himself traveling through the pages of the magical book with Polly Goggin, the weirdest girl he's ever met, as they race to solve a treasure hunt left by Benjamin Franklin, struggle to find their way through a maze of mysterious doors, and dodge far too many angry security guards.

Posted on 10 Apr 2014, 16:49:18 BST
Last edited by the author on 10 Apr 2014, 17:06:33 BST
My Frankenstein
Eva - Has always been an outsider in her small town. Her heart yearns for what she can never have. Her mind is always far away. She only wants to find her place in a fast changing world.
Viktor - The new baron. Young. Brilliant. He promises to bring a new age of lightning and steel to this quiet little valley. Eva falls under his spell. And in her, Viktor finds someone he can teach and mold.
Adam - Viktor's mysterious cousin. His face and body are scarred but he possesses incredible strength. Viktor claims he is feeble minded. But Eva reaches out to the poor wretch.

Once Upon a Haunted Moon (The Keeper Saga Book 2)
Magic, legend and ghosts link the past to the present in this second installment of the Keeper Saga. The year is 1765, when eight-year old Eleanor Brown begins the fatal journey that leaves her orphaned. Befriended by a wolf and adopted by an Indian tribe, Ella soon learns to believe in the magic around her. Though she grows up to find a love that will endure all time, she must also find the courage within herself to live without it as she prepares her people for the return of the Fire Witch.

Posted on 10 Apr 2014, 17:13:13 BST
#Youdunnit: Three Short Stories - Three Penguin authors write a short story using the same storyline provided by Twitter users.

Posted on 10 Apr 2014, 19:25:03 BST
Little Egret says:
200 Chocolate Recipes - Cookies, Cakes, Desserts, Etc.. by Anna Wade

* Chocolate cookies
* Chocolate cheesecakes
* Chocolate cupcakes
* Chocolate brownies
* Chocolate cakes
* Chocolate pies
* Chocolate mousse
* Chocolate fondue
* Chocolate truffles

Posted on 10 Apr 2014, 23:24:33 BST
Little Egret says:
WHAT HAPPY KIDS KNOW: How happy girls and happy boys think by Paul Ducham

There are so many books available for adults on the subject of finding happiness. The most useful of them approach the subject with research-based cognitive psychology and help their readers retrain the way they think. To be more objective. More optimistic. Happier.

But how many years of unhappiness can be avoided for anyone who learns these psychological concepts at a younger age, before they need them. What if you could help someone avoid losing the ability to be happy in the first place?

What Happy Kids Know is the first book on the subject of happiness written specifically for young readers. What Happy Kids Know uses well-established principles of cognitive psychology to provide step-by-step instructions and examples to help young minds find balance, perspective, and happiness to last them a lifetime.

Posted on 11 Apr 2014, 06:52:15 BST
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