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Urban Legends: Bizarre Tales You Won't Believe

ISBN: 9781849539142

Author: James Proud    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

There are some stories that people will claim without a doubt are true. 'It really happened, to a friend of a friend!' Who knows if they have credibility or if ...


There are some stories that people will claim without a doubt are true. 'It really happened, to a friend of a friend!' Who knows if they have credibility or if they're the products of 'Chinese Whispers' and vivid imaginations? Whatever the case, some have become embedded in history and others have the potential to do so. This collection showcases the best of these fascinating - and sometimes creepy - tales and classic urban myths: whether you believe them or not, they have the power to unnerve and fascinate us all.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 09-09-2016


$27.99
Adventureman

ISBN: 9781849539692

Author: Jamie McDonald    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

At the age of nine, Jamie was told by doctors that he would never walk again. Twenty years later, he set off to run 5,000 miles coast to coast across Canada. Wh...


At the age of nine, Jamie was told by doctors that he would never walk again. Twenty years later, he set off to run 5,000 miles coast to coast across Canada. When Jamie decides to repay the hospitals that saved his life as a child, he embarks on the biggest challenge of his life: running the equivalent of 200 marathons back-to-back, solo and unsupported, in –40 degree weather, surviving all kinds of injuries and traumas on the road and wearing through 13 pairs of trainers. And he does it all dressed as the superhero, the Flash. Though his journey was both mentally and physically exhausting, it was the astounding acts of kindness and hospitality he encountered along the way that kept him going. Whether they gave him a bed for the night, food for the journey, a donation to his charity or companionship and encouragement during the long days of running, Jamie soon came to realise that every person who helped him towards his goal was a superhero too.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 06-02-2017


$24.99
Sports Scandals

ISBN: 9781849539111

Author: Norman Ferguson    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Sport can bring out the best in us...and the worst. The high-pressure world of competitive sport has been shaken over the years by a series of major scandals. I...


Sport can bring out the best in us...and the worst. The high-pressure world of competitive sport has been shaken over the years by a series of major scandals. Involving drugs, sex, violence, money or pure and simple cheating, these incidents have ruined reputations, fuelled suspicions and shocked loyal supporters. Highlighting some of the most memorable cases from around the world, Norman Ferguson explores both recent and historic instances of dishonesty, betrayal and outrageous unsporting behaviour. Over 35 scandals, including: * How cancer-survivor Lance Armstrong deceived his fans and cheated his way to seven Tour de France victories * The World Cup bidding processes that brought the FBI to FIFA's door * Figure skater Tonya Harding's sinister plot to break the leg of her rival, Nancy Kerrigan.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 10-10-2016


$27.99
Set Free

ISBN: 9781849539609

Author: Emma Slade    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

The man with the gun pushed me down onto the carpet. I tried to cower to make my body curl smaller, instinctively covering my head. ‘Oh God, please don’t ki...


The man with the gun pushed me down onto the carpet. I tried to cower to make my body curl smaller, instinctively covering my head. ‘Oh God, please don’t kill me.’ My words clung to my teeth and now my whole body was so cold. All I had left were these words. ‘Please. Please don’t kill me. Jesus. God. Please.’ Emma Slade was a high-flying debt analyst for a large investment bank, when she was taken hostage in a hotel room on a business trip to Jakarta. She thought she was lucky to come out of it unscathed, but over the ensuing weeks and months, as the financial markets crashed, Emma became her own distressed asset as the trauma following the event took hold. Realising her view on life had profoundly changed she embarked upon a journey, discovering the healing power of yoga and, in Bhutan, opening her eyes to a kinder, more peaceful way of living. From fast-paced City life to the stillness of Bhutan’s Himalayan mountains, Set Free is the inspiring true story of Emma’s astonishing life lived to extremes and all that that entails: work, travel, spirituality, Buddhism, relationships, and the underlying question of what makes a meaningful life.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 06-04-2017


Tags: April 2017   Travel   Biography
$24.99
Spain to Norway on a Bike Called Reggie

ISBN: 9781849539906

Author: Andrew P. Sykes    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Meet Andrew: language teacher, writer and long-distance cyclist. Now meet Reggie, his bike. Exchanging his job as a teacher for an expedition with Reggie, Andre...


Meet Andrew: language teacher, writer and long-distance cyclist. Now meet Reggie, his bike. Exchanging his job as a teacher for an expedition with Reggie, Andrew sets off on his most daring trip yet: a journey from Tarifa to Nordkapp - from Europe's geographical south to its northernmost point. Taking on more than 8000km of Europe, the duo prove that no matter where you're headed, life on two wheels is full of surprises.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 08-05-2017


Tags: Coming Soon   May 2017   Travel   Transport
$27.99
DUE > 31st Jul 2017
Keep Calm and Colour Tropicana

ISBN: 9781909865280

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Relax and lose yourself in a tropical paradise. Enjoy the exotic flora and fauna as you bring them to life with vibrant colour. Colour, create and keep calm!


Relax and lose yourself in a tropical paradise. Enjoy the exotic flora and fauna as you bring them to life with vibrant colour. Colour, create and keep calm!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 158 x 205 mm


Publication Date: 24-11-2016


$17.99
DUE > 31st Jan 2017
We Can Do It : Words From Awesome Women

ISBN: 9781849539616

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

'Speak! It’s a revolution for women to have voices.' Jill Soloway Ever since the dawn of time, women have been stepping up and saying ‘Yes we can!’, even ...


'Speak! It’s a revolution for women to have voices.' Jill Soloway Ever since the dawn of time, women have been stepping up and saying ‘Yes we can!’, even while they were being told ‘No you can’t’. From unruly women to wise women, women in love to women ready to take on the world, this inspiring book brings together the wisest and wittiest quotes from women who won’t let anything hold them back.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 116 x 146 mm


Publication Date: 11-07-2016


$21.99
You are So Awesome

ISBN: 9781849539586

Author: Sophie Golding    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

'Believe you can and you're halfway there.' Theodore Roosevelt This inspirational little book is packed with uplifting and positive quotations to spur you into ...


'Believe you can and you're halfway there.' Theodore Roosevelt This inspirational little book is packed with uplifting and positive quotations to spur you into action and give you a high-five. Let nothing stop you and nobody knock you, because you're awesome - and don't you forget it!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 11-07-2016


$17.99
Keep Calm and Colour Dogs

ISBN: 9781909865273

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

‘Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.’ Roger Caras Relax and unwind with this charming collection of colouring patterns inspired by...


‘Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.’ Roger Caras Relax and unwind with this charming collection of colouring patterns inspired by man’s best friend, from tiny dachshunds to mighty Great Danes. Colour, create and keep calm!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 158 x 205 mm


Publication Date: 10-11-2016


$17.99
DUE > 31st Jan 2017
Fortune Favours the Bold

ISBN: 9781849538886

Author: Jose Toots    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Nothing is impossible; the world itself says 'I'm possible!' Audrey Hepburn This empowering little book is brimming with inspirational quotes and uplifting stat...


Nothing is impossible; the world itself says 'I'm possible!' Audrey Hepburn This empowering little book is brimming with inspirational quotes and uplifting statements. It's the perfect boost to help you seize the day and make things happen!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 11-07-2016


$17.99
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