While most brain exercise books are focused on preventing and treating memory loss due to aging and disease, this book addresses the steps for increasing mental speed, visual acuity, language acquisition, sensory growth, and motor skills. The author deals with the recovery of brain function along with a prevention program including neurological disease. "The Complete Brain Exercise Book" features 100 entertaining and engaging brain exercises and puzzles. There are also interactive questionnaires that enable the reader to assess brain health followed by expert counsel on growth and ultimately, positive progress working through the book. Because the relationship between brain health and diet is absolutely integral, diet and nutrition are front and centre, with extensive brain food lists, recipes and menu plans. The book features four parts: More Than Memory -- Aging Naturally; Normal Brain Function; Impaired Brain Function; Aging Prematurely; Neuroplasticity; Multiple Intelligences; Quick Learning Brain Strength Training Exercises -- Mental speed warm-up exercises; Visual-spatial intelligence exercises; Language growth exercises; Sensory processing exercises; Motor learning exercises Brain Hygiene -- Sleep and Exercise; Sports and recreation exercises; Social support and emotional health exercises; Learning a new language exercises Brain Food -- Keeping a food diary; Eliminating and substituting "bad" brain foods; Shopping for the top 20 preventive foods; recipes and meal plans. AUTHOR: Dr Fraser Smith, BA MATD, ND, is an assistant dean and teacher of Naturopathic Medicine at the National University of Health Science's College of Professional Studies. He is also an editorial board member of Natural Medicine Journal. ***100 brain exercises, lifestyle information, recipes and menu plans***
ISBN: 9780778805151 Title: COMPLETE BRAIN EXERCISE BOOK TRAIN YOUR BRAIN Author: SMITH FRASER Year: 0415 Publication date: 01/11/2015 Price: $29.99 Imprint: ROBERT ROSE
ISBN: 9781471152177 Title: JAPANESE LOVER POLAND 1939 TO PRESENT DAY SAN FRAN SECRET PASSION ENDURES 70 YEARS Author: ALLENDE ISABEL Year: 0316 Publication date: 01/11/2015 Price: $39.99 Imprint: SIMON SCHUSTER
Dan Carter - The Authorised Biography is an up close and personal account of a New Zealand sporting icon; a down-home country boy who went on to become a world superstar. Daniel William Carter is acknowledged as the greatest fly-half to have played international rugby. A veteran of more than 100 test matches, he is the world record holder for most test points, has twice been named the IRB's Player of the Year and twice named New Zealand Player of the Year. In Dan Carter - The Authorised Biography, the great All Black pivot with the model good looks, opens up for the first time about his stellar 12-year career. He looks back on the myriad highs, including that virtuoso performance for the All Blacks against the Lions in the second test of the 2005 series. And, with an equal measure of honesty, he reflects on the lows of his career, speaking frankly of the mental anguish he felt after twice being invalided out of Rugby World Cups. As well, he talks about his unflinching loyalty to the famous black jersey.
ISBN: 9781460751473 Title: DAN CARTER AUTHORISED BIOGRAPHY Author: GREIVE DUNCAN Year: 1215 Publication date: 01/11/2015 Price: $39.99 Imprint: HARPER COLLINS
One of the most acclaimed and bestselling books of 2014. An epic novel set during WW2, from the prize-winner Anthony Doerr. When Marie Laure goes blind, aged six, her father builds her a model of their Paris neighborhood, so she can memorize it with her fingers and then navigate the real streets. But when the Germans occupy Paris, father and daughter flee to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast, where Marie-Laure's agoraphobic great uncle lives in a tall, narrow house by the sea wall. In another world in Germany, an orphan boy, Werner, is enchanted by a crude radio. He becomes a master at building and fixing radios, a talent ultimately makes him a highly specialized tracker of the Resistance. Werner travels through the heart of Hitler Youth to the far-flung outskirts of Russia, and finally into Saint-Malo, where his path converges with Marie-Laure. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another. Ten years in the writing, ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE is his most ambitious and dazzling work.
ISBN: 9780007548699 Title: ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE ARG16 PULITZER WINNER FICTION 2015 LE COL Author: DOERR ANTHONY Year: 0316 Publication date: 01/08/2015 Price: $19.99 Imprint: FOURTH ESTATE
In 1995, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to celebrate the green and kindly island that had become his home. The hilarious book he wrote about that journey, Notes from a Small Island, became one of the most loved books of recent decades, and was voted in a BBC poll as the book that best represents Britain. Now, in this hotly anticipated new travel book, his first in fifteen years and sure to be greeted as the funniest book of the decade, Bryson sets out on a brand-new journey, on a route he dubs the Bryson Line, from Bognor Regis on the south coast to Cape Wrath on the northernmost tip of Scotland. Once again, he will guide us through all that's best and worst about Britain today u while doing that incredibly rare thing of making us laugh out loud in public.
ISBN: 9780857522344 Title: ROAD TO LITTLE DRIBBLING MORE NOTES FROM SMALL ISLAND PB DUE 0416 Author: BRYSON BILL Year: 0216 Publication date: 08/10/2015 Price: $39.99 Imprint: DOUBLEDAY UK RHO
ISBN: 9780733632174 Title: SECRET CHORD HC KING DAVID 1000 BC PART LEGEND PART HISTORY INDIE S/L16 Author: BROOKS GERALDINE Year: 0216 Publication date: 06/10/2015 Price: $36.99 Imprint: HACHETTE AUSTRALIA
If you're the sort of guy who raids the refrigerators of silent kitchens at three o'clock in the morning, you can only write accordingly. That's who I am. Hear the Wind Sing and Pinball, 1973 are Haruki Murakami's earliest novels. They follow the fortunes of the narrator and his friend, known only by his nickname, the Rat. In Hear the Wind Sing the narrator is home from college. He spends his time drinking beer and smoking in J's Bar with the Rat, listening to the radio, thinking about writing and the women he has slept with, and pursuing a relationship with a girl with nine fingers. Three years later, in Pinball, 1973, he has moved to Tokyo to work as a translator and live with indistinguishable twin girls, but the Rat has remained behind. The narrator finds himself haunted by memories of a past relationship but also by his short-lived obsession with playing pinball in J's Bar. This sends him on a quest to find the exact model of pinball machine he used to enjoy so much.
We travel to find ourselves, to run away. What we discover can be confronting. A Guide to Berlino is the name of a short story written by Vladimir Nabokov in 1925, when he was a young man of 26, living in Berlin. It is unusual in that it concerns everyday objects, not monuments: the 'guide' is one man's pub-talk, and consists of small noticed details and random visions recorded on an inconsequential winter's day in the Berlin of the 20s. In this contemporary novel, A Guide to Berlin, six strangers to the city u two Italians, two Japanese, one American and one Australian - meet over their interest in Vladimir Nabokov's work. They enter a kind of informal narrative contract to offer up 'speak-memories' to each other. Each shares stories of their past and forms friendships and relationships within their international circle. The plot turns on a sudden moment of violence. The city of Berlin transfixes them all, but in deeply personal and distinctive ways, so that although there is a net of affiliations and shared images, the city is different for each of thema Although another 'ensemble' novel, like Five Bells, this novel takes as its focus the Australian character, a young woman called Cass.
ISBN: 9780857988157 Title: GUIDE TO BERLIN INDIE S/L16 PB DUE 0816 Author: JONES GAIL Year: 0116 Publication date: 03/08/2015 Price: $32.99 Imprint: VINTAGE RHO
ISBN: 9781743569917 Title: LIVE WHAT YOU LOVE WHEN PASSION & PURPOSE CHANGE YOUR LIFE TOURING Author: SIMSON NAOMI AUST Year: 0516 Publication date: 01/03/2015 Publisher: HARLEQUIN Price: $29.99 Imprint: HARLEQUIN DJA
A six year old girl is found hanging from a tree. Around her neck is an airline tag which says 'I'm travelling alone'. A special homicide unit in Oslo is re-opened with veteran police investigator Holger Munch at the helm. He must convince his erstwhile partner, Mia Kruger, an extremely talented but eccentric investigator, to leave the solitary island to which she has retreated in order to take her own life. When scrutinising the murder files, Mia spots the number One carved into the dead girl's fingernail. She returns to duty to prevent more little girls falling victim to a terrifying, revenge-driven serial killer...
ISBN: 9780857522511 Title: IM TRAVELLING ALONE Author: BJORK SAMUEL Year: 0116 Publication date: 03/08/2015 Price: $32.99 Imprint: DOUBLEDAY UK RHO
Annie Barrows, celebrated co-author of the global bestseller The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, once again evokes the charm and eccentricity of a small town filled with extraordinary characters. In the summer of 1938, Layla Beck is forced out of the lap of luxury and sent by her Senator father to work on the Federal Writers' Project, a New Deal jobs program. Assigned to cover the history of the little mill town of Macedonia, West Virginia, Layla envisions a summer of tedium. However, once she secures a room in the home of the unconventional Romeyn family, she is completely drawn into their complex world. At the Romeyn house, twelve-year-old Willa is desperate to acquire her favourite virtues - ferocity and devotion - a search that leads her into a thicket of mysteries, including the questionable business with which her charismatic father is always occupied and the reason her adored aunt Jottie never married. Layla's arrival strikes a match to the family's veneer, bringing to light buried secrets that will tell a different tale about the Romeyns and their deep entanglement in Macedonia's history. As Willa peels back the layers of her family's story, and Layla delves deeper into town legend, everyone involved is transformed u and their personal histories completely rewritten. Quirky, loveable, and above all human, this novel of small-town life in the 1930s is an immersive experience that will leave readers reeling and wanting more. 'A jewel . . . poignant and keenly observed . . . a small masterpiece' People on The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
ISBN: 9780857987945 Title: TRUTH ACCORDING TO US Author: BARROWS ANNIE Year: 0815 Publication date: 12/06/2015 Price: $32.99 Imprint: BANTAM AUSTRALIA RHO
1871. Cattle-dealer Solomon Meijer has made a reputation for himself as one of the few honest Jews in Endingen, a rare Swiss town in which Jews are allowed to reside. He leads a largely untroubled life, rewarded by his work and comforted at home by his wife and two daughters. But all of this is set to end when he answers a knock at the door in the middle of the night. On the doorstep stands his young distant cousin, Janki, half-dead and begging for refuge. The pitiful figure is invited in and given a coveted place in the bosom of the family, but when Janki recovers and regains his ambition and his fine-looks, he will change the Meijer family's lives for generations to come.....In the tradition of the great family romances of the nineteenth century, Melnitz is the saga of the Swiss-Jewish Meijer family, spanning five generations from the Franco-Prussian War to World War II. It is a novel of fate, fortune and great falls; a homage to the sunken world of yiddish culture and a celebration of the enduring spirit of biting Jewish humour.
'Masterfully controlled ... lingers long in the memory.' Rohan Wilson, author of The Roving Party and To Name Those Lost..'Assured, witty and wise, it's difficult to believe this is a debut work.' Stephen Romei, Literary Editor, The Australian
ISBN: 9781760112332 Title: WHEN THERES NOWHERE ELSE TO RUN VOGEL WINNER 2015 SRG15 DEBUT INDIE L/L 16 Author: MIDDLETON MURRAY Year: 0415 Publication date: 22/04/2015 Price: $27.99 Imprint: ALLEN & UNWIN MRD
Maps have long exerted a special fascination on viewers - both as beautiful works of art and as practical tools to navigate the world. But to those who collect them, the map trade can be a cutthroat business, inhabited by quirky and sometimes disreputable characters in search of a finite number of extremely rare objects.
Once considered a respectable antiquarian map dealer, E. Forbes Smiley spent years doubling as a map thief - until he was finally arrested slipping maps out of books in the Yale University library. The Map Thief delves into the untold history of this fascinating high-stakes criminal and the inside story of the industry that consumed him.
Acclaimed reporter Michael Blanding has interviewed all the key players in this stranger-than-fiction story, and shares the fascinating histories of maps that charted the New World, and how they went from being practical instruments to quirky heirlooms to highly coveted objects. Though pieces of the map theft story have been written before, Blanding is the first reporter to explore the story in full - and had the rare privilege of having access to Smiley himself after he'd gone silent in the wake of his crimes. Moreover, although Smiley swears he has admitted to all of the maps he stole, libraries claim he stole hundreds more - and offer intriguing clues to prove it. Now, through a series of exclusive interviews with Smiley and other key individuals, Blanding teases out an astonishing tale of destruction and redemption.
The Map Thief interweaves Smiley's escapades with the stories of the explorers and mapmakers he knew better than anyone. Tracking a series of thefts as brazen as the art heists in Provenance and a subculture as obsessive as the oenophiles in The Billionaire's Vinegar, Blanding has pieced together an unforgettable story of high-stakes crime.
ISBN: 9781592408177 Title: MAP THIEF RARE MAP DEALER WHO MADE MILLIONS STEALING RARE MAPS Author: BLANDING MICHAEL Year: 0615 Publication date: 25/06/2014 Price: $44.99 Imprint: PENGUIN
Everything you've been told about exercise is wrong. Cancel the gym membership, dump the protein shake and immerse yourself in a Boy's Own story of a group of English poets and academics and local shepherds who resisted the Nazi occupation of Crete using ancient Greek fitness techniques...Including the one-eyed English archaeologist John Pendlebury, and Paddy Leigh Fermor, this motley crew exploited the innate versatility of the body's natural movements and resources to re-create themselves as physical weapons. They ran, crawled, jumped, climbed, swam and lifted their way to superhuman strength and endurance - most notably smuggling a kidnapped German general to Egypt under the nose of a Nazi manhunt...Chris McDougall takes us to pioneering research laboratories in Germany, an assault course in the Brazilian jungle and Parisian parkour routes, exploding common exercise myths. Used by CrossFit and Bruce Lee, the 'Natural Movement' trend is poised to revolutionise the way we think about strength, fitness and our own bodies.
Is it ever better to tell? Even the closest families have secrets ... it's when they are shared that things begin to change. The lives of three very different sisters collide in this witty new novel from bestseller Maggie Alderson. Recently divorced Rachel is juggling her new dream job in interior design PR with the demands of two young daughters. She's full of creative ideas but - even with a colourful childminder or two - some days she can't make it into the office on time and in matching shoes. Her life is balanced more precariously than she cares to admit. Tessa, a talented muralist, is feeling flat. Her kids are growing up and she's feeling upstaged by her husband's new-found celebrity as the host of a reality TV fireplace restoration show. But everything turns on its head when she gets a surprise from her past. Youngest sister Natasha leads a glamorous jetsetting life - she's one of Vogue's favourite make-up artists who regularly creates the looks for the biggest shows in Paris and Milan. Single and childless, she's been focused on her career - but when the lie she's concealed for years threatens to come to light, the truth will make her question everything. Meanwhile their mother, Joy, a hippy vegetarian caterer, is carefully ignoring the letters that keep arriving at her door. Into the mix comes Simon, Rachel's urbane boss, hiding secrets of his own. And everything lurking beneath the surface of this seemingly happy family is about to come out ...
At twenty-six, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's rapid death from cancer, her family disbanded and her marriage crumbled. With nothing to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to walk eleven-hundred miles of the west coast of America - from the Mojave Desert, through California and Oregon, and into Washington state - and to do it alone. She had no experience of long-distance hiking and the journey was nothing more than a line on a map. But it held a promise - a promise of piecing together a life that lay in ruins at her feet.
ISBN: 9780857897763 Title: WILD JOURNEY FROM LOST TO FOUND 2015 DISCOVERY Author: STRAYED CHERYL Year: 0215 Publication date: 01/12/2014 Price: $19.99 Imprint: ATLANTIC BOOKS MRD AUN
Research shows that people cannot reach their full potential unless they are in healthy connection with others. Dr Amy Banks teaches us how to rewire our brains for healthier relationships and happier, more fulfilling lives...We all experience moments when we feel isolated and alone. A 2006 Purdue University study found that twenty-five percent of Americans cannot name a single person they feel close to. Yet every single one of us is hardwired for close relationships. The key to more satisfying relationships - be it with a significant other, family member, or colleague - is to strengthen the neural pathways in our brains that encourage closeness and connection...There are four distinct neural pathways that correspond to the four most important ingredients for healthy and satisfying relationships: calmness, acceptance, emotional resonance, and energy. This groundbreaking book gives readers the tools they need to strengthen the parts of their brain that encourage connection and to heal the neural damage that disconnection can cause...'I love this book! It is beautifully written, engaging, and inspiring. Want more happiness? Want to live longer? Want to be healthier in mind and body? Then learning these four ways to click into more meaningful and rewarding relationships is your passport to achieving these goals. Let Amy Banks be your guide to a better life of love and laughter. Enjoy! ' - Dr Daniel Siegel, author of Brainstorm
ISBN: 9781760113254 Title: FOUR WAYS TO CLICK REWIRE BRAIN STRONGER REWARDING RELATIONSHIPS Author: BANKS AMY Publication date: 01/03/2015 Price: $29.99 Imprint: ALLEN & UNWIN
It is night. They move with such stealth they could be almost floating along the road. I can't see faces, just the outline of their movement. But when the moon drifts out from behind a cloud, bathing the road in an urgent sort of light, I see how they're all gazing up towards me...'They're coming back,' I murmur. I turn to Kendall, and she puts her sewing aside, eyes on me. They never waiver...It was supposed to be a place where teenagers would learn resilience, confidence and independence, where long hikes and runs in the bush would make their bodies strong and foster a connection with the natural world. Living in bare wooden huts, cut off from the outside world, the students would experience a very different kind of schooling, one intended to have a strong influence over the kind of adults they would eventually become...Fourteen-year-old Rebecca Starford spent a year at this school in the bush. In her boarding house fifteen girls were left largely unsupervised, a combination of the worst behaved students and some of the most socially vulnerable. As everyone tried to fit in and cope with their feelings of isolation and homesickness, Rebecca found herself joining ranks with the powerful girls, and participating in various forms of bullying and aggression. Increasingly horrified at her own behaviour, Rebecca soon found herself excluded from this group and subjected to bullying herself...Bad Behaviour tells the story of that year, a time of friendship and joy, but also of shame and fear. It explores how those crucial experiences affected Rebecca as an adult and shaped her future relationships, and asks courageous questions about the nature of female friendship...Moving, wise and painfully honest, this extraordinary memoir shows how bad behaviour from childhood, in all its forms, can be so often and so easily repeated throughout our adult lives.
ISBN: 9781743319574 Title: BAD BEHAVIOUR INDIE L/L 16 MEMOIR OF BULLYING & BOARDING SCHOOL & IDENTITY ISSUES Author: STARFORD REBECCA Year: 1215 Publication date: 01/03/2015 Price: $29.99 Imprint: ALLEN & UNWIN
The Truth About French Women shows us that French women really are fascinating creatures, but not for the reasons you think. French women have a mystique about them. They have, throughout the ages, been considered by some as a species apart u apparently flawless women for whom sex and sensuality are central to their identity. But it would be a mistake to assume that, say, Brigitte Bardot was nothing more than a sex object. It would be similarly wrong to continue buying into the myth that all French women are sexually liberated, love kinky lingerie and make a habit of bedding other women's husbands regularly (seducing them with a bottle of champagne kept near the bed, of course). But Brigitte Bardot knew how to make men's desire work for her, and she forged her own successful path, at a time when the Catholic church was still a strong influence on French society. The Truth About French Women calls on women throughout French history who have defied societal norms and created their own destiny. French women who include heroines such as Jeanne d'Arc, the teenage girl who led the French army to success; the legendary sans culottes, who were instrumental during the French Revolution and Coco Chanel, who not only built a fashion empire, but also liberated women from the constraints of the corset, allowing an unprecedented amount of physical freedom for the fairer sex. It's also a contemporary study into the realities of everyday life for the contemporary French woman, and how she considers love, art and politics.
ISBN: 9780857981745 Title: TRUTH ABOUT FRENCH WOMEN TP Author: LE MOEL MARIE MORGANE Year: 0315 Publication date: 02/03/2015 Series: AUTHOR WIFE OF PAUL HAM Price: $32.99 Imprint: ADULT ORIGINAL VINTAGE RHO
ISBN: 9781743535592 Title: MOUNTAIN SHADOW SEQUEL TO SHANTARAM CONTINUES STORY OF LIN & KARLA Author: ROBERTS GREGORY DAVID Year: 1015 Publication date: 13/10/2015 Series: LOVE STORY & EPIC THRILLER Price: $42.99 Imprint: PICADOR AUSTRALIA MAC
Number 1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva delivers another stunning thriller in his latest action-packed tale of high stakes international intrigue featuring the inimitable Gabriel Allon, the world's favourite art restorer, assassin and spy ... Master novelist Daniel Silva has thrilled readers with seventeen thoughtful and gripping spy novels featuring a diverse cast of compelling characters and ingenious plots that have taken them around the globe and back - from the United States to Europe, Russia to the Middle East. His brilliant hero, Gabriel Allon - art restorer, assassin, spy - has joined the pantheon of great fictional secret agents, including George Smiley, Jack Ryan, Jason Bourne, and Simon templar. Following the success of his smash hit the Heist, Daniel Silva returns with another powerhouse of a novel - one that showcases his outstanding skill and brilliant imagination, and is sure to be a must read for both his multitudes of fans and growing legions of converts.
ISBN: 9780732298944 Title: ENGLISH SPY TP SEE BF 9780732298975 Author: SILVA DANIEL Year: 1015 Publication date: 01/07/2015 Price: $29.99 Imprint: HARPER COLLINS
Paris Style Guide looks inside the address book of Paris-based freelance stylist Elodie Rambaud and invites you to share it with her...With over 230 elite addresses, Paris Style Guide opens doors to Parisian workshops, boutiques and special stores - some off the beaten track, that only a professional stylist would know...The book divides into ten chapters - 'Contemporary Inspiration', 'Textiles', 'Nature and Botanicals', 'Art and Colour', 'Toolbox', 'Vintage', 'World Decor', 'Table', 'Accessories' and a final chapter dedicated to kids' style...Also included are recommendations for hip caf.s and wine bars, amazing p.tisseries and restaurants as well as some of the coolest hotels Paris has to offer. Plus there are maps of selected areas and an extra section dedicated to Saint Ouen Flea Market that will help you navigate it like a local...
Albert (Lengy) Lengviriyakul, is fed up with being Thai. His parents own a Thai restaurant with the cheesy name of Thai-riffic! and Lengy is sick of being his father's curry guinea pig, longing to just eat pizza! At school he is a bit of a troublemaker, going to any lengths to hide his background. But when his best friend decides to become Thai for a day for a school project, Lengy stubbornly comes to the realisation that there may just be some pretty cool things about his culture.
Friday Barnes has a new case, and this time it's personal! When Friday's father turns up out of the blue, he brings his daughter some distressing news u Friday's mother has been kidnapped! But who would want to kidnap a theoretical physicist? The Headmaster needs Friday's help too, when Highcrest Academy is thrown into chaos by the arrival of a beautiful new student u Princess Ingrid of Norway. She's rich, she's royal and she's got her eye on Ian Wainscott. Despite heightened security at the school, things start to go missing. It appears Highcrest Academy has been infiltrated by a master thief, The Pimpernel. Can Friday crack the case of her missing mother, reign in a royal brat and unmask the elusive Pimpernel? If it means she gets to ditch PE, then of course she can!
ISBN: 9780857986993 Title: FRIDAY BARNES 3 BIG TROUBLE Author: SPRATT R A Year: 0416 Publication date: 03/08/2015 Price: $15.99 Imprint: CHILD ORIGINAL TRADE RHO