Eight Dates

Eight Dates
To keep your relationship happy, thriving and lasting

by John Gottman,Julie Gottman,Rachel Abrams,Doug Abrams

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2019-07-04
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0241988365
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What really makes a relationship work? How can we stay interested in our partner for ever? How can we be happier in our marriage? Doctors John and Julie Gottman have spent over three decades studying the habits of 3000 couples. Within 10 minutes of meeting a couple, they can predict who will stay happily together or who will split up, with 94% accuracy. Based on their findings on the ingredients to a happy, lasting love life, they have now created an easy series of eight dates, spanning: - commitment & trust - conflict resolution - intimacy & sex - fun & adventure - work & money - family values - growth & spirituality - goals & aspirations Eight Dates draws on rigorous scientific and psychological research about how we fall in love using case studies of real-life couples whose relationships have improved after committing time to each other and following the dates. Full of innovative exercises and conversation starters to explore ways to deepen each aspect of the relationship, Eight Dates is an essential resource that makes a relationship fulfilling. 'Can a marriage really be understood? Yes it can. Gottman shows us how' Malcolm Gladwell, author of Blink

Eighty-Eight Dates

Eighty-Eight Dates
A Book

by Rachel Goodchild

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2009-02-02
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN : 1742288677
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Internet dating. Everyone's doing it. Maybe even you? Whether it's to find true love, a bit of romance or just a good time, using a computer to connect with other people is now part of everyday life. The hilarious, painfully embarrassing and poignant stories in this book with remind you to be prepared to kiss a few frogs before you meet the perfect internet date. But the commonsense dating guidelines will help you avoid disasters. Eighty-Eight Dates is a fun collection of anecdotes and advice for anyone interested in what it's really like to date online.

Conversations on Love

Conversations on Love
with Philippa Perry, Dolly Alderton, Roxane Gay, Stephen Grosz, Esther Perel, and many more

by Natasha Lunn

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2021-07-15
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0241989469
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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*THE TOP 10 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER* 'One of this summer's most buzzed about books (and one that might just change your life)' Sunday Times After years of feeling that love was always out of reach, journalist Natasha Lunn set out to understand how relationships work and evolve over a lifetime. She turned to authors and experts to learn about their experiences, as well as drawing on her own, asking: How do we find love? How do we sustain it? And how do we survive when we lose it? In Conversations on Love she began to find the answers: Philippa Perry on falling in love slowly Dolly Alderton on vulnerability Stephen Grosz on accepting change Candice Carty-Williams on friendship Lisa Taddeo on the loneliness of loss Diana Evans on parenthood Emily Nagoski on the science of sex Alain de Botton on the psychology of being alone Esther Perel on unrealistic expectations Roxane Gay on redefining romance and many more... 'A gorgeous, richly layered book about all forms of love. You can pick it up and turn to any page - literally any - and find a gem to soothe and fortify your soul' Pandora Sykes, Sunday Times bestselling author of 'How Do We Know We're Doing It Right?' 'Hopeful and uplifting... this deep dive into the human heart will expand and enrich your perspective on love' Evening Standard 'This eclectic and heartwarming collection explores love in all its forms, from romantic and parental love to friendship and loss' Observer 'Conversations on Love is a glorious celebration of human vulnerability and connection. It has made me laugh, shed tears, think deeply. I want every person I love to read this book' Dr Kathryn Mannix, Sunday Times bestselling author of WITH THE END IN MIND

Why the F*ck Can't I Change?

Why the F*ck Can't I Change?
Insights from a neuroscientist to show that you can

by Dr. Gabija Toleikyte

  • Publisher : Thread
  • Release : 2021-01-21
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 1838889922
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Banish bad habits for good and transform your life with this ground-breaking new book from neuroscientist and behavioural coach Dr Gabija Toleikyte. Most of us want to change something about ourselves - our stress levels, weight, relationships, or our performance at work. Change is hard and emotional but it’s not as tough as you think. In this life-changing book, Gabija takes us on an eye-opening journey through the extraordinary human brain, explaining the science behind what makes us tick. With practical tools and simple tips, Gabija shows how you can make change happen, including: - What the brain needs to create new habits - The eight types of emotion and how to take control of them - The magical power of motivation and how to boost it - Simple ways to improve productivity - The secret to strengthening relationships Inspiring and enlightening, Why the F*ck Can’t I Change uses neuroscience and behavioural analysis to show you how you can train your brain to make change last. What readers are saying ‘Amazing! I adore this book…I cannot express how much everyone should read this…insightful and empowering’ NetGalley reviewer ‘It opened my mind in every aspect possible…A game-changer … I'm a new person after reading this book… I want to thank Gabija for writing this book the way she did, you helped me overcome everything I was afraid of’ Milo’s Library ‘I highlighted entire pages…I will absolutely be returning to this book again and again for advice’ Mama’s Book Ramblins’ ‘A fascinating book. When a neuroscientist starts explaining to you in layman terms how your brain works…you sit up and take note.’ A Good Book 'n a Brew ‘A fabulous book that everyone should read! Our minds are often our own worst enemy and it can be difficult to understand just why we think the way we do… A must have book to support mental health.’ Goodreads reviewer ‘it really highlighted to me just how much my brain really puts a barrier between myself and my goals…an eye-opening experience’ Goodreads reviewer ‘I would recommend this to anyone who is struggling, feels stuck, or who wants to create better habits and results!’ Goodreads reviewer

The Penguin Book of Mermaids

The Penguin Book of Mermaids
A Book

by Cristina Bacchilega,Marie Alohalani Brown

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2019-10-08
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 0525505571
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dive into centuries of mermaid lore with these captivating tales from around the world. A Penguin Classic Among the oldest and most popular mythical beings, mermaids and other merfolk have captured the imagination since long before Ariel sold her voice to a sea witch in the beloved Disney film adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid." As far back as the eighth century B.C., sailors in Homer's Odyssey stuffed wax in their ears to resist the Sirens, who lured men to their watery deaths with song. More than two thousand years later, the gullible New York public lined up to witness a mummified "mermaid" specimen that the enterprising showman P. T. Barnum swore was real. The Penguin Book of Mermaids is a treasury of such tales about merfolk and water spirits from different cultures, ranging from Scottish selkies to Hindu water-serpents to Chilean sea fairies. A third of the selections are published here in English for the first time, and all are accompanied by commentary that explores their undercurrents, showing us how public perceptions of this popular mythical hybrid--at once a human and a fish--illuminate issues of gender, spirituality, ecology, and sexuality.

The Penguin Book of Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt

The Penguin Book of Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt
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by Joyce Tyldesley

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2010-08-05
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 014196376X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From Herodotus to The Mummy, Western civilization has long been fascinated with the exotic myths and legends of Ancient Egypt but they have often been misunderstood. Here acclaimed Egyptologist Joyce Tyldesley guides us through 3000 years of changing stories and, in retelling them, shows us what they mean. Gathered from pyramid friezes, archaological finds and contemporary documents, these vivid and strange stories explain everything from why the Nile flooded every year to their beliefs about what exactly happened after death and shed fascinating light on what life was like for both rich and poor. Lavishly illustrated with colour pictures, maps and family trees, helpful glossaries explaining all the major gods and timelines of the Pharoahs and most importantly packed with unforgettable stories, this book offers the perfect introduction to Egyptian history and civilization.

The Penguin Book of First World War Stories

The Penguin Book of First World War Stories
A Book

by Ann-Marie Einhaus,Barbara Korte

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2007-10-25
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 0141916494
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An anthology of Great War short stories by British writers, both famous and lesser-known authors, men and women, during the war and after its end. These stories are able to illustrate the impact of the Great War on British society and culture and the many modes in which short fiction contributed to the war's literature. The selection covers different periods: the war years themselves, the famous boom years of the late 1920s to the more recent past in which the First World War has received new cultural interest.

The Second Penguin Book of English Short Stories

The Second Penguin Book of English Short Stories
A Book

by Christopher Dolley

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2011-08-04
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0241957397
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The short story is enjoying a revival all the more encouraging when viewed against the gloom surrounding the future of the literary novel . . .' Fifteen further short stories from the golden age of the short story offer more gems from some of the masters of the genre. Whether it is the lyrical prose of Thomas Hardy or the irreverent wit of Kingsley Amis, the monologues of Virgina Woolf or Muriel Spark, the authors here demonstrate that the vitality of the form remains as compelling today as when these stories were originally published.

The Penguin Book of Renaissance Verse

The Penguin Book of Renaissance Verse
1509-1659

by H. Woudhuysen

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2005-05-26
  • Pages : 976
  • ISBN : 014191386X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The era between the accession of Henry VIII and the crisis of the English republic in 1659 formed one of the most fertile epochs in world literature. This anthology offers a broad selection of its poetry, and includes a wide range of works by the great poets of the age - notably Sir Philip Sidney, Edmund Sepnser, John Donne, William Shakespeare and John Milton. Poems by less well-known writers also feature prominently - among them significant female poets such as Lady Mary Wroth and Katherine Philips. Compelling and exhilarating, this landmark collection illuminates a time of astonishing innovation, imagination and diversity.

The Penguin Book of Card Games

The Penguin Book of Card Games
A Book

by David Parlett

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2008-08-07
  • Pages : 688
  • ISBN : 0141916109
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Penguin Book of Card Games is the authoritative up-to-date compendium, describing an abundance of games to be played both for fun and by serious players. Auctions, trumpless hands, cross-ruffing and lurching: card players have a language all of their own. From games of high skill (Bridge) to games of high chance (Newmarket) to trick-taking (Whist) and banking (Pontoon), David Parlett, seasoned specialist in card games, takes us masterfully through the countless games to choose from. Not content to merely show us games with the conventional fifty-two card pack, Parlett covers many games played with other types of cards - are you brave enough to play with Tarot? With a 'working description' of each game, with the rules, variations and origins of each, as well as an appendix of games invented by the author himself, The Penguin Book of Card Games will delight, entertain and inform both the novice and the seasoned player.

The Penguin Book of Italian Short Stories

The Penguin Book of Italian Short Stories
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by Jhumpa Lahiri

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2019-03-07
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0141985623
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'Rich. . . eclectic. . . a feast' Telegraph This landmark collection brings together forty writers that reflect over a hundred years of Italy's vibrant and diverse short story tradition, from the birth of the modern nation to the end of the twentieth century. Poets, journalists, visual artists, musicians, editors, critics, teachers, scientists, politicians, translators: the writers that inhabit these pages represent a dynamic cross section of Italian society, their powerful voices resonating through regional landscapes, private passions and dramatic political events. This wide-ranging selection curated by Jhumpa Lahiri includes well known authors such as Italo Calvino, Elsa Morante and Luigi Pirandello alongside many captivating new discoveries. More than a third of the stories featured in this volume have been translated into English for the first time, several of them by Lahiri herself.

The Penguin Book of Ghosts

The Penguin Book of Ghosts
Haunted England

by Jacqueline Simpson,Jennifer Westwood

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2008-10-02
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 0141920742
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Shiver at the story of the malevolent apparition of 50 Berkeley Square no one has survived seeing. Listen for the tapping cane, when Jeremy Bentham’s mummified body walks through the corridors of University College. Watch out for the Roman centurion who still patrols the causeway linking Mersea Island to Essex. Shudder at the ghosts of kings and queens that keep returning to their old home at Windsor. Beware the black dog of Shap Fell: a sighting presages fatal accidents. England’s history echoes with stories of unquiet spirits and hauntings, of headless highwaymen and grey ladies, of premonitions of death and indelible blood-stains. Here, county by county and place by place, Jennifer Westwood and Jacqueline Simpson gather together all the most interesting supernatural tales from The Lore of the Land. From a ghostly army marching across Cumbria to landlords’ appeals against rates (because no one will rent their haunted house), from the phantom hitchhiker of the Blackwall Tunnel to Francis Drake’s drum summoning him when England is in danger, these fascinating and unforgettable stories are part of our legendary past – and present.

The Penguin Book of Romantic Poetry

The Penguin Book of Romantic Poetry
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by Jonathan Wordsworth

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2005-05-26
  • Pages : 1056
  • ISBN : 0141905654
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Romanticism that emerged after the American and French revolutions of 1776 and 1789 represented a new flowering of the imagination and the spirit, and a celebration of the soul of humanity with its capacity for love. This extraordinary collection sets the acknowledged genius of poems such as Blake's 'Tyger', Coleridge's 'Khubla Khan' and Shelley's 'Ozymandias' alongside verse from less familiar figures and women poets such as Charlotte Smith and Mary Robinson. We also see familiar poets in an unaccustomed light, as Blake, Wordsworth and Shelley demonstrate their comic skills, while Coleridge, Keats and Clare explore the Gothic and surreal.

The Penguin Book of Christmas Stories

The Penguin Book of Christmas Stories
From Hans Christian Andersen to Angela Carter

by Jessica Harrison

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2019-10-03
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0241396719
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The perfect gift this Christmas season: a generous selection of some of the greatest festive stories of all time This is a collection of the most magical, moving, chilling and surprising Christmas stories from around the world, taking us from frozen Nordic woods to glittering Paris, a New York speakeasy to an English country house, bustling Lagos to midnight mass in Rio, and even outer space. Here are classic tales from writers including Truman Capote, Shirley Jackson, Dylan Thomas, Saki and Chekhov, as well as little-known treasures such as Italo Calvino's wry sideways look at Christmas consumerism, Wolfdietrich Schnurre's story of festive ingenuity in Berlin, Selma Lagerlof's enchanted forest in Sweden, and Irène Nemerovsky's dark family portrait. Featuring santas, ghosts, trolls, unexpected guests, curmudgeons and miracles, here is Christmas as imagined by some of the greatest short story writers of all time.

Penguin Book Of Indian Railway Stories

Penguin Book Of Indian Railway Stories
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by Ruskin Bond

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2000-10-14
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 8184754604
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The stories in this collection capture the essence of the Indian Railways - from the small-town station, at the time of the Raj, to the present day big-city station bursting at the seams. The teening and varied life of the Indian Railway station and its environs have fascinated writers from Jules Verne in the 1870s to more recently Satyajit Ray, R.K. Laxman and more modern writers. In this anthology, one of India's best-known writers makes a selection of greattest railway stories the subcontinent has produced. Julese Verne Rudyard Kipling Flora Annie Steel Hon. J.W. Best Jim Corbett Khushwant Singh Ruskin Bond Manoj Das Intizar Husain Satyajit Ray Bill Aitkin R.K. Laxman Victor Banerjee Manojit Mitra.

Penguin Book of New Zealanders at War

Penguin Book of New Zealanders at War
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by Gavin McLean

  • Publisher : Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
  • Release : 2009-08-31
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 1742288766
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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TheNew ZealandWars of the 1840s and 1860s, other nineteenth-century military encounters, theSouth AfricanWar, the First and Second World Wars, Korea, Malaya, Vietnam, the Gulf War, modern-day peacekeeping ... The Penguin Book of New Zealanders at War contains the best, widest range of published and non-published written material on our people in warfare. This is a soldier's book - thus letters, diaries, journalists' reports, memoirs. The focus is on actual experience and on human responses to war. A vast array of personal experiences is covered, including POWs, the home front, medical/nursing efforts, as well as coverage of conscientious objectors.

The New Penguin Book of English Folk Songs

The New Penguin Book of English Folk Songs
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by Julia Bishop,Steve Roud

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2012-06-07
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN : 0141964324
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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One of the Spectator's Books of the Year 2012 'Farewell and adieu to you fair Spanish ladies Farewell and adieu to you ladies of Spain For we've received orders for to sail for old England But we hope in a short while to see you again' One of the great English popular art forms, the folk song can be painful, satirical, erotic, dramatic, rueful or funny. They have thrived when sung on a whim to a handful of friends in a pub; they have bewitched generations of English composers who have set them for everything from solo violin to full orchestra; they are sung in concerts, festivals, weddings, funerals and with nobody to hear but the singer. This magical new collection brings together all the classic folk songs as well as many lesser-known discoveries, complete with music and annotations on their original sources and meaning. Published in cooperation with the English Folk Dance and Song Society, it is a worthy successor to Ralph Vaughan Williams and A.L.Lloyd's original Penguin Book of English Folk Songs. 'Her keen eye did glitter like the bright stars by night The robe she was wearing was costly and white Her bare neck was shaded with her long raven hair And they called her pretty Susan, the pride of Kildare' In association with EFDSS, the English Folk Dance and Song Society

The Penguin Book of Modern Indian Short Stories

The Penguin Book of Modern Indian Short Stories
A Book

by Stephen Alter

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2001-10-11
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN : 9351183335
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Twenty classic short stories from master writers across the country This superb collection contains some of the best Indian short stories written in the last fifty years, both in English and in the regional languages. Some of these stories – ‘We Have Arrived in Amritsar’ by Bhisham Sahni, ‘Companions’ by Raja Rao, ‘The Sky and the Cat’ by U.R. Anantha Murthy, ‘A Devoted Son’ by Anita Desai – have been widely anthologized and are well known. Others, like Premendra Mitra’s ‘The Discovery of Telenapota’, Gangadhar Gadgil’s ‘The Dog that Ran in Circles’, Mowni’s ‘A Loss of Identity’, O.V. Vijayan’s ‘The Wart’ and Devanuru Mahadeva’s ‘Amasa’, are less familiar to readers but are nevertheless classics of the art of the short story. This new and revised edition includes three additional classics: R.K. Narayan’s ‘Another Community’, Avinash Dolas’s ‘The Victim’ and Ismat Chughtai’s ‘The Wedding Shroud’. The Penguin Book of Modern Indian Short Stories is a marvellous and entertaining introduction to the rich diversity of pleasures that the Indian short story–a form that has produced masters in over a dozen languages–can offer.

The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories

The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories
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by Malcolm Bradbury

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 1988-02-25
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 0141965150
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This anthology is in many was a ‘best of the best’, containing gems from thirty-four of Britain's outstanding contemporary writers. It is a book to dip into, to read from cover to cover, to lend to friends and read again. It includes stories of love and crime, stories touched with comedy and the supernatural, stories set in London, Los Angeles, Bucharest and Tokyo. Above all, as you will discover, it satisfies Samuel Butler's anarchic pleasure principle: 'I should like to like Schumann's music better than I do; I daresay I could make myself like it better if I tried; but I do not like having to try to make myself like things; I like things that make me like them at once and no trying at all ...'

The Penguin Book of the British Short Story: 2

The Penguin Book of the British Short Story: 2
From P.G. Wodehouse to Zadie Smith

by Philip Hensher

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2015-11-05
  • Pages : 784
  • ISBN : 0141979291
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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TELEGRAPH, INDEPENDENT, FINANCIAL TIMES AND OBSERVER BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2015 Hilarious, exuberant, subtle, tender, brutal, spectacular, and above all unexpected: these two extraordinary volumes contain the limitless possibilities of the British short story. This is the first anthology capacious enough to celebrate the full diversity and energy of its writers, subjects and tones. The most famous authors are here, and many others, including some magnificent stories never republished since their first appearance in magazines and periodicals. The Penguin Book of the British Short Story has a permanent authority, and will be reached for year in and year out. This volume takes the story from the 1920s to the present day. Edited and with an introduction by Philip Hensher, the award-winning novelist, critic and journalist.