Some people say scohn, while others say schown.
He says bath, while she says bahth.
You say potayto. I say potahto
-wait a second, no one says potahto. No one’s ever said potahto.
From reconstructing Shakespeare’s accent to the rise and fall of Received Pronunciation, actor Ben Crystal and his linguist father David travel the world in search of the stories of spoken English.
Everyone has an accent, though many of us think we don’t. We all have our likes and dislikes about the way other people speak, and everyone has something to say about ‘correct’ pronunciation. But how did all these accents come about, and why do people feel so strongly about them? Are regional accents dying out as English becomes a global language? And most importantly of all: what went wrong in Birmingham?
Witty, authoritative and jam-packed full of fascinating facts, You Say Potato is a celebration of the myriad ways in which the English language is spoken – and how our accents, in so many ways, speak louder than words. Buy this book for only £1.03 today.
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The Skeleton Cupboard is Professor Tanya Byron’s account of her years of training as a clinical psychologist, when trainees find themselves in the toughest placements of their careers. Through the eyes of her naive and inexperienced younger self, Tanya shares remarkable stories inspired by the people she had the privilege to treat. Gripping, poignant and full of daring black humour, this book reveals the frightening and challenging induction faced by all mental health staff and highlights their incredible commitment to their patients.
Powerfully moving and beautifully written, The Skeleton Cupboard shares the tales of ordinary people with an amazing resilience to the challenges of life.
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TV chef Andy Bates, host of Street Feasts, shares his contemporary twist on traditional classics inspired by his journeys around Britain and America. From his award-winning pies, pastries and melt-in-your-mouth tarts, to more creative recipes incorporating international flavours, this book features more than 100 great dishes in Andy’s simple, unpretentious style.
Cheeky and charming chef Andy Bates, the star of the TV series Street Feasts, gives his unique twist on classic dishes.
From his stall in London’s Whitecross street market, Andy has seen the street food scene explode. Travelling to some of the most vibrant food destinations in Britain and the USA, and meeting people who are taking kerbside cuisine to a gourmet level, has inspired Andy to create his own modern food classics.
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The Rough Guide to Vintage London is your ultimate guide to London’s burgeoning vintage scene, that is making the British capital a more exciting place to visit than ever before. Whether you’re into fifties fashion or seventies furnishings, old-fashioned beauty parlours, Art Deco cafés or retro restaurants, The Rough Guide to Vintage London will show you where to find the best bargains and the hippest hang-outs.
This authoritative illustrated guide casts a discerning eye over the entire city, highlighting the best of vintage London in each area. It covers over 200 budget and luxury attractions, from the East End hotspots of hyper-cool Hoxton and Shoreditch to the eccentric emporia of the West End, as well as the pick of London’s markets and the classiest vintage outlets north and south of the centre, all marked on full-colour maps.
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From her very first day as a nervous student nurse in Blackburn to the dedicated completion of her nursing qualifications and her training as a midwife in Burnley, Sheena Byrom has never once looked back, enjoying a thirty-five-year career with the NHS.
Catching Babies is a moving account of an extraordinary career. It reveals the unique experiences that filled Sheena’s days as she looked after overwhelmed mums and dads and helped to bring their precious babies into the world.
At the forefront of evolving medical practices, she was the first midwife to oversee a home water birth in her area, but also found herself at the centre of a traumatic delivery that resulted in a nine-year litigation case and tested her to her limits. Yet, whatever has come Sheena’s way, ultimately, there are the strong mothers who taught her so much and the little miracles who have made every single moment as a midwife truly magical. Buy this memoir for only 99p today.
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Are the bills stacking up while your bank account dwindles? Is your marriage or your singleness a source of heartbreak? Are you filled with anxiety because of health issues? Do you sometimes feel like you’re drowning and God is nowhere to be found? Do you wonder, What in the world am I going to do? How am I going to make it?
Trials roll in like waves, one after another, and threaten to knock you off your feet. But instead of trying to stand strong against your problems, maybe the answer is to be swept away–not by your troubles, but by God. Overwhelmed by God and Not Your Troubles is an invitation to rest and to fall into God’s love, goodness, grace, and forgiveness. Lift your tired eyes from the crushing trials that lead you to despair, and fix your eyes on the awesome power and mercy of the God who is greater. You will experience the peace, contentment, and joy that can only be found in Christ as you face your setbacks and heartaches with renewed hope and strength from the Spirit.
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In a world infatuated with junk food and fad diets, why have we overlooked the simple instructions provided in the Bible that have guided people for thousands of years toward better health? You don’t have to be Jewish or Christian to find wisdom for healthier living in this doctor’s scripturally based book on eating and feeling better, and living longer. You’ll learn the truth about grains and nuts, and the ins and outs of meat, fat, and sweeteners. Discover why beverages can be the elixirs of life or death.
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