If Your Body Could Talk is a unique fitness and well-being book designed to help you end the struggle with your body, your weight and your unproductive self-talk. It's written for busy professional women whose jobs and lifestyles are in conflict with having lean, fit and healthy bodies. The audiobook aims to get you and your body working together to achieve the things that matter most in your life. If your body could talk, what would it say? What would it ask for more of? What would it ask for less of?
Jules is passionate about acting and has been given the chance to star in the lead role in the play Northern Lights. But at home her life is not so happy. Her family starts to disintegrate after her father suddenly and unexpectedly leaves home. What exactly is Jules' relationship to her flamboyant actor uncle? And what terrible secret is her mother hiding? This is a moving and powerful story of one girl's search for her own identity, deftly contrasted with the glamour and excitement of the theatre.
Anna is a married teacher in her 40s. Her one regret in life is that she doesn't have any children. When 15-year-old Kali arrives in her form, Anna feels a connection with her at once. But it soon becomes clear that Kali doesn't feel the same way.
These two great poems date from Shakespeare's early years and are full of passion and invention. In Venus and Adonis, the goddess of love pleads with the beautiful boy to submit to her advances and become her love - but he only wants to hunt boar. In the more serious Rape of Lucrece, Shakespeare draws on the Roman tale of the Emperor Tarquin's desire for Lucrece and its tragic consequencies. These poems give prominent parts to the two heroines, and Clare Corbett and Eve Best shine.
Laugh-out-loud funny for girls in this hilarious new series from TV and radio comedy-writing talent Nigel Smith. The most embarrassing dad in the world is back and embarrassing Nat even more than ever! This time they're on holiday in France, but everything is far from bonne!
It is 1740 and when Louise Fletcher is offered work as a maid in the bustling port of Harwich she leaps at the chance. Fifteen-year old Luke is in a Harwich tavern when it is raided by His Majesty's Navy and he is press ganged and sent to sea on board the warship Essex. The worlds they find are more dangerous and more exciting than they could ever have imagined...
This BBC Radio full-cast drama tells a story of love and deception set during the Cold War. Throughout the period of the Cold War in the late 1960s and early 1970s, 'romeo spies' were operating, targeting bright and susceptible young women. Alice Reeves, a young secretary from London, unwittingly becomes romantically involved with Otto Hanhart - an East German spy. The encounter leads to unexpected consequences for all parties, changing their lives forever.
Tom Ward is the Spook, the one person who can defend the county from bloodthirsty creatures of the dark. But he's only 17, and his apprenticeship was cut short when his master died in battle. No one trusts Tom's skill, not till he's proven himself. And a 15-year-old girl named Jenny knows more about the three mysterious deaths in the county than Tom does. She is a seventh daughter of a seventh daughter, and she wants to be Tom's first apprentice - even though a female Spook is unheard of.
Aunt Susan - an unstoppable force, and possibly the bossiest woman alive - is on the phone, and that's never good. She's insisting that Harry and his family help her at a local event she's promised to organise: the Great Toadpool Show. It means swinging from a trapeze. Walking on stilts. Riding a unicycle.... And that's not counting the fortune-telling tent, the tombola, or the choir sing-along. Unfortunately, Harry and his family can't really do any of those things. Aunt Susan has no idea of the mayhem she's about to unleash.
It's 1960 in Birmingham and Lella Florence is looking for women to help with trials of the contraceptive pill. Married women in a certain age and weight bracket are required.Three very different women decide to take part. Ditsy June's fed up with being under the influence of her overbearing in-laws and would rather save up for a new bathroom than for another baby. Glamorous Jeanette wants to avoid another agonising labour and to keep her wealthy husband happy. And Isobel has her own secret reasons for signing up. All three women couldn't guess the ways their lives will be changed....
"Bit of retro fun"
Sometimes something happens in your life that changes everything. When Sasha was six, her dad died suddenly, and the world changed forever. Now she's 12, it feels like things are changing all the time: her twin brother hardly talks to her any more, her mum's dating a teacher from school, her best friend Lily keeps going on about boys...and Sasha doesn't feel ready for any of it. The one place she can escape to is Blossom House, her secret place - an old, echoey, overgrown, beautiful, empty mansion.
Indie Kidd is fed up with being treated like a brainless little baby. Why are her friends so childish? And what is with her mum, acting like a total control freak? Not even her dad will listen to her. If only Indie was grown-up, like Caitlin, their lodger, that would be totally cool! Wouldn't it?
In a Golden Age where spark reactors power the airways, and creatures of Light and Shadow walk openly among us, a deadly game of Alchemists and Warlocks has begun. When an unusual cargo drags airship-pilot Elle Chance into the affairs of the mysterious Mr Marsh, she must confront her destiny and do everything in her power to stop the Alchemists from unleashing a magical apocalypse.
Meet Indie Kidd, ten years old today - and stressed! Indie's teacher has asked the class to name their three top talents. Three! Indie can barely think of one! With the help of her best friends Soph and Fee, she's prepared to try anything. But it might take a shy, black, blob-like dog to reveal what Indie Kidd is really good(ish) at!
Indie Kidd wouldn't be without her bestest friends, Soph and Fee, but her step-brother Dylan has no close mates. It's time for Indie to help him become more friend-friendly... But what if Dylan drives Indie mad in the process? And what if - oops - Soph and Fee begin to feel left out?...
Elise loves the farm that is her home; she loves playing with beetles and chameleons in the garden, buying sweets from the village shop and listening to the stories of spirits and charms told by her nanny, Beauty. As a young white girl in 1990s Zimbabwe, her life is idyllic. Her clothes are always clean and ironed, there is always tea in the silver teapot, gin and tonics are served on the veranda, and, in theory at least, black and white live in harmony.
Naxos AudioBooks presents the history of the Plantaganets as seen through the eyes of Shakespeare. These easy-to-understand introductions feature key speeches and scenes from the plays themselves, and are very accessible for children approaching Shakespeare for the first time, as well as being an invaluable aid to the history of the Plantaganets, from Richard II to Richard III. This set covers Richard II, Henry IV parts 1 and 2, Henry V, Henry VI parts 1, 2, and 3, and Richard III.
"What is my dad thinking? He's planning to sing AT MY SCHOOL in a fund-raising concert! It's even worse for Eddie. His dad is an Elvis impersonator. Eddie's life might just as well be over. And when Eddie's dad gets together with my dad, my life will be over too!"
Emily loves to skate and when she is whisked away to a magical ice-skating school she can't believe her luck. But some of the girls aren't very friendly. Can Emily be brave and skate her way to happiness - and win the prized pair of wonderful white skates?.... All the girls at ice-skating school want to be the best skater and win the pair of dazzling violet skates. But when they have to perform in pairs, problems begin.
Indie Kidd needs cash - and fast! She's just got to have the Amazing Thing in the junk shop window, but she only has £1.50, a button, and some fluff in her piggy bank. From selling sticky cakes to dressing her dog for the photo competition, will any of Indie's zany ideas make her a gazillionaire?