The Kindle Deals of the Day for those in the UK: The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking (£0.99 UK; $8.89 US; $3.99 companion audiobook) by Oliver Burkeman [Canongate Books]; An Amazon Best Books of the Month, November 2012 For a civilisation so fixated on achieving happiness, we seem remarkably incompetent at [...]
- Destined to Last (£0.99 UK; $1.99 US) by Alissa Johnson [Montlake Romance]
Lady Kate Cole was a young woman of exceptional beauty, extraordinary talent, and notable charm. She was also a woman so remarkably prone to accidents that it was generally considered wise to keep as much distance from her as possible.
Yet Andrew Hunter simply couldn’t stay away. No other woman would do for his wife. He would give her adventure, fidelity, and a fortune so vast she’d need several lifetimes to go through half of it. What woman could ask for more?
All Kate asked for was a true love match. And Mr. Hunter clearly had no room in his heart for such a silly emotion. But then how was it that no matter what adventure he dragged her on, no matter what mishap befell her, the look in his eyes told her they were…DESTINED TO LAST.
- Peace and War: Britain in 1914 (£0.99 UK; $5.99 US) by Nigel Jones [Head of Zeus]
1914 dawned with Britain at peace, albeit troubled by faultlines within and threats without: Ireland trembled on the brink of civil war; suffragette agitation was assuming an ever more violent hue; and suspicions of Germany’s ambitions bred a paranoia that was expressed in a rash of ‘invasion scare’ literature.
Then when shots rang out in Sara-jevo on 28 June, they set in train a tumble of diplomatic dominos that led to Britain declaring war on Germany.
Nigel Jones depicts every facet of a year that changed Britain for ever. From gun-running in Ulster to an attack by suffragettes on a Velasquez painting in the National Gallery; from the launch of HMHS Britannic to cricketer J.T. Hearne’s 3000th first-class wicket; from the opening of London’s first nightclub to the embarking for Belgium of the BEF, he traces the events of a momentous year from its benign domestic beginnings to its descent into the nightmare of European war.
Please note: This ebook is hand-crafted. Well not quite, but it is certainly a cut above the rest; great care has been taken to make sure it is both beautiful and highly functional.
About the Author
Nigel Jones is an author, a former editor at History Today and BBC history magazines, and has been a TV and radio broadcaster.
- 25 Bluffer’s Guides (£0.99 UK) on a variety of subjects. A couple are showing free for those in the US!
The Bluffer’s Guide to Etiquette by William Hanson
The Bluffer’s Guide to Wine by Jonathan Goodall
The Bluffer’s Guide to Cycling by Rob Ainsley
The Bluffer’s Guide to Chocolate by Neil Davey
The Bluffer’s Guide to Rugby by Steven Gauge
The Bluffer’s Guide to Food by Neil Davey
The Bluffer’s Guide to Beer by Jonathan Goodall
The Bluffer’s Guide to Bond by Mark Mason
The Bluffer’s Guide to Cars by Martin Gurdon
The Bluffer’s Guide to Cricket by James Trollope
The Bluffer’s Guide to Football by Mark Mason
The Bluffer’s Guide to Golf by Adam Ruck
The Bluffer’s Guide to Hiking by Simon Whaley
The Bluffer’s Guide to Insider Hollywood by Sally Whitehill
The Bluffer’s Guide to Management by John Winterson Richards
The Bluffer’s Guide to Opera: Bluff Your Way in Opera by Keith Hann
The Bluffer’s Guide to Poetry: Bluff Your Way in Poetry by Richard Meier
The Bluffer’s Guide to the Quantum Universe by Jack Klaff
The Bluffer’s Guide to Rock Music by Eamonn Forde
The Bluffer’s Guide to Sex by Rebecca Newman
The Bluffer’s Guide to Skiing by David Allsop
The Bluffer’s Guide to Surfing by Craig Jarvis
The Bluffer’s Guide to Tennis by Dave Whitehead
The Bluffer’s Guide to University by Rob Ainsley
The Bluffer’s Guide to Your Own Business by John Winterson Richards