The Alchemist

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A special 25th anniversary edition of the extraordinary international bestseller, including a new Foreword by Paulo Coelho.

Combining magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery, The Alchemist has become a modern classic, selling millions of copies around the world and transforming the lives of countless readers across generations.

Paulo Coelho’s masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. Santiago’s journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life’s path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.

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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

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Marie “KonMari” Kondo runs an acclaimed consulting business in Tokyo helping clients transform their cluttered homes into spaces of serenity and inspiration. With a three-month waiting list, her KonMari Method of decluttering and organizing has become an international phenomenon. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up is a best seller in Japan, Germany, and the UK, with more than two million copies sold worldwide, and has been turned into a television drama for Japanese TV. She has been named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time, featured on more than thirty major Japanese television and radio programs, and profiled in the Sunday Times, Red magazine, You magazine, the New York Times, USA Today, NPR’s Here & Now, Slate, Family Circle, and the London Times, who has deemed her “Japan’s preeminent guru of tidiness, a warrior princess in the war on clutter.”

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How Black Were Our Valleys

How Black Were Our Valleys by Deborah Price and Natalie Butts-Thompson

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How Black Were Our Valleys All profits from the sale of this book go to ‘The South Wales Area – Miners’ Beneficiary Fund,’ which helps ex-miners and their families both socially and medically. To commemorate 30 years since the 1984/85 miners strike, we have collected a variety of memories, stories, poems and events that happened during that time. A law professor who helped the miners with free legal advice, and also set up the Rhymney Valley Miners’ Support Group. An inspirational speech that led to the making of this publication. Stories of hardship, solidarity, overcoming prejudices and adversity add to the diversity of this collection. Women who changed their outlook on life completely. The government tactics used against the striking miners. Those who were just children at the time and the impact it had on them when they were growing up. The generosity of all those that came out in support of the striking miners. What happened after the strike? Why did all those mines have to close? The memories and accounts are personal, these are the stories that didn’t get to the mainstream media, but are extremely important regardless, not just to the South Wales Mining Community, but also to all those communities that were involved .

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The Twelve Step Warrior

The Twelve Step Warrior by Peter Skillen

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I spent most of my young life searching; searching for a meaning to my existence. The problem was, I was searching in the wrong place.

My search was conducted on the very edge of society among fellow outcasts, all of them looking for answers, all making the same mistakes, all looking in the wrong places.

I wasn’t going to find a life worth living among the thieves, fighters, gamblers and one-time somebodies that propped up the bars of the worst drinking holes I attended back then on a nightly basis.

The people I was mixing with then had already given up on their search and I too had fallen into their fold. My existence had become a beggar’s search for the next hit of alcohol. I didn’t really care who bought it for me, but I needed it, I craved it and it consumed me.

All my thoughts, even when I had achieved my goal and was standing looking longingly into a full glass, were on where the next drink would come from. I was at the jumping off point and had to find a way out of this dark existence.

This is the story of how I found my way out of that darkness and into the light.

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The Death of Justice

The Death of Justice by Michael O’Brien

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Michael O’Brien’s book about his own very serious Miscarriage of Justice after being wrongfully convicted of murder and the consequences of that on him and his family. An easy to read book that pulls no punches about life in prison and his own hideous ordeals due to his wrongful incarceration.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Death-Justice-Guilty-Innocent/dp/1847710484

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Venture Capital Investment Decision Making : An Insight for young Entreprenurs

Venture Capital Investment Decision Making : An Insight for young Entreprenurs by Uday Nair

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Every Entrepreneur at some point or the other thinks of approaching Venture Capitalists for securing investments irrespective of their level of knowledge about the Venture Capital industry. Through this book, I try to give a glimpse of How Venture Capital Fund is created ? What do the Venture Capitalists look for in any business ? How do they judge which business is worth investing which is not ? What are the criteria’s Entrepreneurs should look for , for creating an efficient business plan and an effective pitch ? other than securing investments, What are the pros and cons of working with Venture Capitalist’s ?

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Prisons Exposed

Prisons Exposed by Michael O’Brien

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An insight of what it’s like to be in prison on a day-to-day basis and how the prison system actually works. Michael O’Brien has first-hand experience of life inside Cardiff Prison. He tells the experiences of inmates and prison officer, alike. Michael O’Brien was wrongly convicted and spent 11 years in prison for a crime he did not commit.

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Police,Lies & Alibis

Police,Lies & Alibis by John Donoghue

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Discover what REALLY happens in the police.
Is the discovery of a headless corpse the work of a serial killer?
When do police & paramedics fall out?
Who killed Yoda?
What is a Death Fart?
Why do some criminals think they are ‘worth it’?
Who invented the Crying Machine?
How do you beat the burglar?
Why do the police have to pay particular attention to boobs?

Come on patrol with PC Donoghue and get the answers to all these questions and more.

Police, Lies & Alibis is the fascinating and hilarious account of a year in the life of a front line police response officer, and the only humorous police book written by a serving officer who is not hiding his identity.

WARNING: Contains Humour & Traces of Nuts

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Police,Crime & 999

Police,Crime & 999 by John Donoghue

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Ever wondered what really happens behind the scenes in the police? What bizarre 999 calls are made to the emergency services? Why can wearing two pairs of socks make you a suspect? What is the link between police and vampires? Which Royal arrest never made news headlines? What covert sign do officers make when they no longer wish to talk to you? After successful careers in both the military and business, John Donoghue realised that the higher you get in any organisation, the less fun you have. So, after handing back his expense account and company car, he joined the police in search of excitement and thrills… and discovered some surprising answers to these puzzling questions. PC John Donoghue reveals all in his fascinating and hilarious true account of a year in the life of a front line response officer. Names and places have been changed to protect the guilty… but if you call the police, maybe, just maybe, it could be Police Constable John Donoghue turning up at your door. This book will appeal to anyone interested in crime and police, as well as fans of autobiographies and humour

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Police-Crime-999-Officer-ebook/dp/B00570B6YW/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1359239363&sr=8-1

Golf Made Easy! A Backward Approach To Learning Golf….. Or Is It?

Golf Made Easy! A Backward Approach To Learning Golf….. Or Is It? by Jeffrey W Kern

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The basics of golf are presented with putting being taught first. This goes against all traditional methods of teaching, where driving is the first thing taught. But since half the game of golf is putting, why not learn it first? Plus, it’s fun to be able to put the ball in the hole on your very first lesson!
Golf Made Easy! A Backward Approach to Learning Golf … Or Is It? contains all the basic knowledge you need to know about the game. This how-to book provides the A to Z for golf aficionados in a logical, simple, and fun way.

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