Summer at the Kindness Cafe

The most heartwarming story you'll read this year

Author: Victoria Walters

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 650

Summer at the Kindness Cafe was previously published as a four-part serial titled Random Acts of Kindness. This is the complete story in one package. 'THIS IS ONE OF THE GENRE'S STANDOUT STARS - THERE IS SO MUCH HEART IN THIS BOOK!' heat magazine Escape to the beautiful town of Littlewood with Victoria Walters, a heart-warming read perfect for fans of Cathy Bramley, Holly Hepburn and Jo Thomas. Welcome to Brew, a cafe where kindness is almost as important as coffee... almost! Meet the three women whose lives are about to change forever: Abbie has fled London and the humiliation of not being able to make rent after being made redundant. Her sister, Louise, unlucky in love, has thrown herself into her career at the local hospital. And Eszter, who has travelled from Hungary with her daughter Zoe, hoping to fulfil her husband's dying wish... to reunite his family. This summer these three very different women are inspired by the random acts of kindness written up on the Kindness Board at Brew, and decide to make a pact to be kinder to others and to themselves… Can a little bit of kindness really change your life? Eszter, Abbie and Louise are about to find out! ‘Warmth and kindness on every page’ Sheila O’Flanagan ‘I adored Summer at The Kindness Café - it's such a cosy, heart-warming read’ Jennifer Joyce ‘Utterly gorgeous, a totally heart-warming, beautiful story. I loved every single page!’ Holly Martin 'Summer at the Kindness Cafe ticks all the feel-good boxes' Holly Hepburn, author of A Year at the Star and Sixpence 'A really lovely story - heart-warming and life affirming' Jo Thomas, author of The Honey Farm on the Hill ‘An entertaining and timely reminder that a random act of kindness can change not only someone's day, but also someone's life’ Penny Parkes, author of Best Practice ‘Such an uplifting, warm story, with characters I already feel like I know. I loved every minute of it!’ Cressida McLaughlin, author of The House of Birds and Butterflies 'A heart-warming read - cosy and comforting. I loved it!' Heidi Swain, author of Sunshine and Sweet Peas in Nightingale Square ‘Victoria Walters has such a wonderful, fresh voice and the characters really do leap off the page. The perfect pick-me-up, and a timely reminder of the importance of kindness in every part of life’ Phoebe Morgan, author of The Doll House

London’s Urban Landscape

Another Way of Telling

Author: Christopher Tilley

Publisher: UCL Press

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 444

View: 865

London’s Urban Landscape is the first major study of a global city to adopt a materialist perspective and stress the significance of place and the built environment to the urban landscape. Edited by Christopher Tilley, the volume is inspired by phenomenological thinking and presents fine-grained ethnographies of the practices of everyday life in London. In doing so, it charts a unique perspective on the city that integrates ethnographies of daily life with an analysis of material culture. The first part of the volume considers the residential sphere of urban life, discussing in detailed case studies ordinary residential streets, housing estates, suburbia and London’s mobile ‘linear village’ of houseboats. The second part analyses the public sphere, including ethnographies of markets, a park, the social rhythms of a taxi rank, and graffiti and street art. London’s Urban Landscape returns us to the everyday lives of people and the manner in which they understand their lives. The deeply sensuous character of the embodied experience of the city is invoked in the thick descriptions of entangled relationships between people and places, and the paths of movement between them. What stories do door bells and house facades tell us about contemporary life in a Victorian terrace? How do antiques acquire value and significance in a market? How does living in a concrete megastructure relate to the lives of the people who dwell there? These and a host of other questions are addressed in this fascinating book that will appeal widely to all readers interested in London or contemporary urban life.

Hatton Garden: The Inside Story

From the Factual Producer on ITV drama Hatton Garden

Author: Jonathan Levi

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Ltd.

ISBN:

Category: True Crime

Page: 304

View: 129

Hatton Garden... straight from the horse's mouth, as told to the factual producer on ITV's new HATTON GARDEN drama series. For this team of old-school career criminals, The Hatton Garden Heist was supposed to be one last job, the fortune that would sort their retirement for good. The plan was to smash in and grab tens of millions of pounds from beneath the world-famous gold-and-jewellery district, and get away to live in luxury. But somewhere it all went wrong. Now, for the first time ever, we hear what happened from the gang behind bars. Based on exclusive interviews and featuring shocking revelations from their associates, this explosive and gripping read includes fresh information and evidence from unheard sources. This is the full story of one of the most audacious crimes in British history.