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The most striking thing about Much Dithering was its peacefulness. The few people who saw it from charabancs on morning or evening or circular drives said: "Isn't it peaceful?" or "Isn't it quiet?". And some said they thought it was a lovely place to be buried in, but while they were alive they preferred a place with more life, if you knew what they meant.

The unlikely heroine of this delightful comedy of manners is Jocelyn Renshawe, young widow of the local squire, "a specimen of human cabbage" who "fitted into her surroundings so completely that she was hardly noticeable." But she's about to be noticed a bit more-by her jaded, much-widowed mother Ermyntrude, who breezes in on the look-out for her next conquest; by her aunt and mother-in-law, who have decided she should marry Colonel Tidmarsh, an elderly (and extremely dull) retired Army man; and by Gervase Blythe, a mysterious acquaintance of Colonel Tidmarsh's, who arrives in town and rescues Jocelyn from a rainstorm before coming under suspicion as a jewel thief.

One is safe in assuming that Jocelyn is about to leave her mouldering existence behind, but how she does so is the sparkling, cheerful plot of Much Dithering.

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In A Woman’s Garden, the creative force behind LovelyGreens.com, Tanya Anderson, shares inspiring ways to use the power of plants for home and health—with helpful growing advice and step-by-step instructions for creating over 35 inspiring projects, edibles, and art from your garden.

Gardens grow more than just pretty flowers. They grow well-being and a deeper connection with nature. Gardens can also produce plant material for creating homemade skincare, natural dyes,  artisan crafts, delicious foods and beverages, and medicines—homegrown ways to create a wholesome lifestyle.

Making things with your hands and heart, and then sharing the fruits of your labors with friends and family, is both satisfying and soul-stirring. Learn how to grow dozens of plants and then transform them into gorgeous items to nurture yourself or gift to others, including : Using onion skins to dye wool Alkanet root and lavender soap Soapwort multipurpose cleaner Rose petal facial mist Edible flower frittata Healing calendula skin salve Paper mache leaf lanterns Chamomile tincture  Gardening projects, including a herb spiral, strawberry pallet planter, and more In A Woman's Garden, you'll be introduced to seven categories of useful plants.

Plus, meet inspiring women gardeners from around the globe who grow and use edibles, herbs, and flowers to create natural products you can make, too. Find inspiration, healing, health, and happiness right outside your own backdoor with  A Woman's Garden.

  Review "This book is a treat for the eyes and felt like balm for the mind. Filled with beautiful, rich photographs and tours through cleverly designed gardens from eight creative female gardeners. It offers a perfect mix of information, inspiration, and ideas to try at home."― Liz Zorab, author of Grounded, and gardening personality behind Byther Farm

"An inspiring, galvanizing, and hugely practical guide to growing and using your garden for health and wellbeing, both inside and out. This will help anybody to understand the healing nature of plants and how the relationship between women and our gardens can benefit both us and the plants we nurture." ― Frances Tophill, presenter for BBC Gardeners' World and ITV's Love Your Garden

"What a delightful book this is - full of fresh, exciting ideas and filled with projects for anyone who loves their garden. It does what all good gardening books should do, which is to make you want to rush out to your own plot and start planting." ― Constance Craig Smith, Garden Media Guild co-chair

"A Woman’s Garden is an inspiring, beautiful, and also practical book. It taps into today’s desire to grow our own food and create things from plants, such as homemade skincare, candles, and plant dyes. There are eight gardeners and their gardens featured, each of which specializes in a different plant food or craft, plus useful projects as to how to make soap, planters, floral ice-cubes, and more. And Tanya explains how to start growing and using plants in an easy-to-follow and readable way." ― Alexandra Campbell of the Middlesized Garden

‘ A celebration of femininity in the garden and an innovative and important book, this will expand the horizons of seasoned gardeners, while being accessible for beginners.’    ― Jack Wallington, RHS The Garden

About the Author Tanya Anderson is an organic gardener, soap maker, beekeeper, and beauty producer on the Isle of Man in the UK. Tanya is the creative force behind the website and YouTube channel Lovely Greens.

 Followers subscribe to her for her creative garden ideas and positive, friendly personality.  When she's not publishing gardening and plant-based beauty ideas, she's retailing her own line of beauty products. Lovely Greens Handmade crafts natural soaps, beeswax skincare products, and candles. She also hosts monthly creative workshops, is a regular gardening-guest on an a local radio station, and helps manage an allotment (community garden).

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Languages: English

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 Stop focusing on what you lack and start feeling grateful and satisfied with what you have!   Touching on topics like fear, worry, dissatisfaction, anxiety, and body image, Alyssa Bethke walks you through issues that rob you of your joy and helps you recognize them for what they are: distractions.  

With all of its expectations and contradictions, this world can take a major toll on us. Be skinny, but not too skinny. Work and hustle but stay home and be a good mom. Be wild and free while tidy and pure. Love your husband but be independent.   In Satisfied, Alyssa Bethke shares a compelling collection of relatable essays that will help you embrace and cultivate beauty in your life.

Along with healthy recipes and cozy home images, Satisfied will provide you with the knowledge that you are not alone in your fight to be fulfilled. Alyssa shows you the ways in which you are enough—not only for those around you, but for yourself.  

Review “Simple yet powerful, Alyssa has written a timely message for us women who find ourselves in a season of mundane, waiting, or hoping. Every woman needs this book!”― - Jordan Lee Dooley, National Bestselling Author of Own Your Everyday “God created us for sisterhood…for family.

Each of us needs a sister to talk us through the murky and the mundane to remind us of hope and of Him. Alyssa is that sister—gently inviting us into the “more” that God has for us right in this moment. Her warm, vulnerable words made me not want to put this book down; they made me want to keep learning from this friend, this sister.”― ―Sara Hagerty, bestselling author of Unseen: The Gift of Being Hidden in a World that Loves to be Noticed and ADORE

“The pages of the exquisitely beautiful Satisfied are a feast for the eyes and the recipes a feast for the body, but it is the words, couched in the timeless wisdom of Scripture, that provide a transformational feast for the soul. Whether she’s writing about the blessing of laughter or the ache of her own loneliness, Alyssa invites us to step into our Heavenly Father’s embrace, knowing that he takes great delight in us and that his deepest longing is to open his hand and satisfy our desires. Buy this one in bulk because once you’ve tasted—and savored—its goodness, you’ll want to give Satisfied to all of your friends!”― ―Jodie Berndt, author of the bestselling Praying the Scriptures book series

“As a young mom facing all the distractions, demands, contradictions, opinions, and pressure from outside voices this book will help you tune into the voice of truth—who God says you are and who He is inviting you to be. If you’ve ever struggled with discontentment in your day-to-day, impatience in pursuit of a dream, or the feeling that something or someone will fix your problems or satisfy your longings, these pages are written for you. Through relatable stories, Alyssa opens your eyes to all the little ways God is inviting you to be comforted, encouraged, and satisfied by Him.”― ―Audrey Roloff, New York Times bestselling author of A Love Letter Life and co-founder of The Marriage Journal

“Alyssa’s book Satisfied is for every woman in the middle. In the middle of raising their family, the middle of their dreams, the middle of heartache or joy, the middle of their walk with Jesus. It is real and relatable, and it reads like a long coffee catch-up with a friend. It is a great reminder that God uses our stories to bind us together and grow in our love for him.”― ―Tindell Baldwin, author of Popular

“We can easily get sucked into the trap of comparison or look behind at what life used to be like or even what life could have been. Alyssa Bethke unveils within these pages what the truth is and where it lies. Finding contentment in Jesus is a daily struggle and sacrifice that is made more approachable by this book

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Languages: English

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Author: Galvan, Liz Marie

Binding: Hardcover

Number Of Pages: 240

Release Date: 28-09-2021

Details: Product Description Whether you want to create a cozy winter wonderland in your living room, a blooming summertime welcome on your deck, or an autumn refuge by your fireplace, Liz Marie Galvan's Cozy White Cottage Seasons gives you the inspiring photos, DIY ideas, and fun recipes you need to feel at home on any budget and in every season. DIY interior designer and popular blogger Liz Marie Galvan helps you create space to snuggle up, stretch out, or kick back at home so you can focus on what matters most during the holidays and every day. Following the popularity of Cozy White Cottage, Cozy White Cottage Seasons is a beautiful, full-color photography holiday lifestyle book with easy-to-do, practical tips to make your home a cozy haven from New Year's to the following Christmas. Here you'll discover how to: Create cozy celebrations, traditions, and memories indoors and out Repurpose furniture and decor for every season Cultivate your flare for vintage, modern, farmhouse, or a unique style all your own Design a hot cocoa bar--and make other seasonally cozy recipes Use lighting and color to create loving spaces Store and manage holiday clutter Enjoy seasonal plants in outdoor or kitchen sink gardens Be inspired by family-friendly bucket lists for every season Cozy White Cottage Seasons is a great gift for birthdays, Mother's Day, the holidays, or as a useful housewarming gift. Liz's design tips and wisdom have been featured on the Today show, Better Homes and Gardens, and Country Living. With decorating tips, fun family traditions, and doable ways to make your home cozy in every season, Liz helps you create a beautiful living space and a grateful heart all year long. About the Author   Liz Marie Galvan is a blogger, interior designer, and co-owner of the vintage home decor boutique The Found Cottage. Each month, hundreds of thousands of readers find design inspiration and DIY ideas at LizMarieBlog.com. Liz and her veteran husband, Jose, live on an 1800s farmhouse in Michigan with their dogs, cats, sheep, and rams. Learn more about their farmhouse renovation at their website, The White Cottage Farm. Liz has been featured on the Today Show, in Better Homes and Gardens and Country Living and has collaborated with Behr, Magnolia Home Paint, Kilz, Home Depot, TJ Maxx/HomeGoods, Home Depot, GMC, and HGTV.       

Languages: English

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From Brian Moylan, the writer of Vulture’s legendary Real Housewives recaps, a table-flipping, finger-pointing, halter-topping VIP journey through reality TV’s greatest saga…

In the spring of 2006, a new kind of show premiered on Bravo: The Real Housewives of Orange County. Its stars were tanned, taut, and bedazzled; their homes were echoey California villas; and their drama was gossip-fueled, wine-drenched, and absolutely exquisite.

Fifteen seasons on, RHOC is an institution, along with The Real Housewives of New York, Atlanta, New Jersey, Miami, Potomac, and more. Over the years these ladies have done a lot more than lunch, launching thirty-one books, a cocktail line, two jail sentences, a couple supermodel daughters, Andy Cohen’s talk show career, thirty-six divorces, fourteen albums, a White House party crash, and approximately one million memes.

Brian Moylan has been there through it all, in front of the screen and behind the scenes. The writer of Vulture’s beloved series recaps, he’s here to tell us the full story, from the inside scoop on every classic throwdown to the questions we’ve always wanted to know, like―what are the housewives really like off-camera? (The same.) How much money do they make? (Lots.)

He has a lot to say about the legacy and fandom of a franchise that’s near and dear to his heart, and inextricable from pop culture today. A must-have for any fan of real drama and fake [redacted], The Housewives is the definitive companion to an American TV treasure.

About the Author Brian Moylan is a Real Housewives anthropologist and writer for Vulture, The New York Times, The Guardian, and elsewhere.

Languages: english

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 In this delightful, full-color tour of France, England, and Italy, YouTube star Katie Quinn shares the stories and science behind everyone's fermented favorites—cheese, wine, and bread—along with classic recipes.Delicious staples of a great meal, bread, cheese, and wine develop their complex flavors through a process known as fermentation.

Katie Quinn spent months as an apprentice with some of Europe’s most acclaimed experts to study the art and science of fermentation. Visiting grain fields, vineyards, and dairies, Katie brings the stories and science of these foods to the table, explains the process of each craft, and introduces the people behind them. 

What will keep readers glued to the book like a suspense novel is Katie's personal journey as an expat discovering herself abroad; Katie's vulnerability will turn readers into fans, and they'll finish the book feeling like they're her best friends, trusted with her innermost revelations.

In England, Katie becomes a cheesemonger at Neal's Yard Dairy, London’s preeminent cheese shop—the beginning of a journey that takes her from a goat farm in rural Somerset to a nationwide search for innovating dairy gurus.

In Italy, Katie offers an inside look at Italian winemaking with the Comellis at their family-owned vineyard in Northeast Italy and witnesses the diversity of vintners as she makes her way around Italy.

In France, Katie meets the reigning queen of bread, Apollonia Poilâne of Paris' famed Poilâne Bakery, apprentices at boulangeries in Paris learning the ins and outs of sourdough, and travels the country to uncover the present and future of French bread. Part artisanal survey, part travelogue, and part cookbook, featuring watercolor illustrations and gorgeous photographs, 

Cheese, Wine, and Bread is an outstanding gastronomic tour for foodies, cooks, artisans, and armchair travelers alike.

Review 12 Coming-Soon Cookbooks We Can’t Wait to Read “Katie is essentially living my dream with this book. She spent months as an apprentice with some of Europe’s most acclaimed experts to study the art and science of fermentation. This book includes travel stories, historical tidbits, and recipes for classics in the world of wine, bread and cheese.” -- Marissa Mullen, Food52.com

The 11 Most Anticipated Cookbooks in 2021 “Do...I really need to explain why you're going to want this cookbook? It takes a look at how each of these European staples are made, from harvest to fermentation.” -- Delish.com

“Every page is fantastic. . . . It’s a magical book, brilliant, delightful, and luscious, with a bunch of really unique and beautiful recipes. . . . I have a little shelf only dedicated to cheese, and this is where I put her book. It's going to be on hand for the rest of my life.” -- Rachael Ray

“Equal parts armchair travelogue, cookbook and science primer. . . . [Katie] also reveals tidbits from her personal journey as an expat discovering herself abroad, which will keep you turning the pages long after you’ve polished off a slice of White Wine and Olive Oil Cake.” -- Food Network

“Who wouldn’t agree that the magical trio of cheese, wine, and bread elevates the art of food and of life? . . . Quinn's ability to transport readers into new adventures matches the best of travel writing. No wonder that this could be a post-COVID prompt to explore the staffs of life.” -- Booklist (starred review)

“Get ready to join my friend Katie on a wild trip through Europe as she dives headfirst into the world of fermentation. With her characteristic enthusiasm and wit, she introduces us to some of mankind's oldest and smallest allies—the microbial partners we rely on to transform milk into cheese, grapes into wine, and grain into bread.” -- J. Kenji López-Al

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Languages: English

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The New York Times bestselling author and renowned clinical psychologist teaches women how to transcend their fears and illusions, break free from societal expectations, and rediscover the person they were always meant to be: fully present, conscious, and fulfilled.

A Radical Awakening lays out a path for women to discover their inner truth and powers to help heal others and the planet. Dr. Shefali helps women uncover the purpose that already exists within them and harness the power of authenticity in every area of their lives. The result is an eloquent and inspiring, practical and accessible book, backed with real-life examples and personal stories, that unlocks the extraordinary power necessary to awaken the conscious self.

Review “ A Radical Awakening will be of great help to anyone who is ready to transcend the limitations of their personal as well as cultural conditioning and awaken to their true nature as the eternal presence of consciousness itself.” -- Eckhart Tolle, bestselling author of A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose

“The awakened woman breaks free from the clutches of fear and rises in her authentic power. These pages speak to this process and highlights how every woman can get there – step by step. Profoundly inspiring, this book will spark you to reach toward and step into your greatest freedom.”  -- Alicia Keys

“Dr. Shefali’s latest book is a powerful call for women to divest themselves of their patriarchy-imposed roles of automatic and compulsive caregivers at the cost of their physical health, emotional freedom, and spiritual awareness.”  -- GABOR MATÉ, MD, international bestselling author of In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction

“Simply brilliant! Step by step and chain by chain, Dr. Shefali gives us a path to break free from our old patterns to arrive at a new destination: our truest, most authentic self." -- MARIE FORLEO, New York Times bestselling author of Everything Is Figureoutable

About the Author Dr. Shefali received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Columbia University. Specializing in the integration of Western psychology and Eastern philosophy, she brings together the best of both worlds for her clients. She is an expert in family dynamics and personal development, teaching courses around the globe. She has written four books, three of which are New York Times best-sellers, including her two landmark books The Conscious Parent and The Awakened Family.

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Languages: English

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Notes on Grief is an exquisite work of meditation, remembrance, and hope, written in the wake of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's beloved father’s death in the summer of 2020. As the COVID-19 pandemic raged around the world, and kept Adichie and her family members separated from one another, her father succumbed unexpectedly to complications of kidney failure. 
 
Expanding on her original New Yorker piece, Adichie shares how this loss shook her to her core. She writes about being one of the millions of people grieving this year; about the familial and cultural dimensions of grief and also about the loneliness and anger that are unavoidable in it. With signature precision of language, and glittering, devastating detail on the page--and never without touches of rich, honest humor--Adichie weaves together her own experience of her father’s death with threads of his life story, from his remarkable survival during the Biafran war, through a long career as a statistics professor, into the days of the pandemic in which he’d stay connected with his children and grandchildren over video chat from the family home in Abba, Nigeria.

In the compact format of We Should All Be Feminists and Dear Ijeawele, Adichie delivers a gem of a book--a book that fundamentally connects us to one another as it probes one of the most universal human experiences. Notes on Grief is a book for this moment—a work readers will treasure and share now more than ever--and yet will prove durable and timeless, an indispensable addition to Adichie's canon.

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Successful business entrepreneur Allie Casazza shares her powerful and proven method for clearing the clutter in our minds by first clearing the clutter in our homes, the place where transformation begins.

When Allie Casazza first became a mom, she found herself struggling to make it through each day. She battled fatigue, depression, and the unsettling feeling that she didn't have what it took to do "this mom thing" well.

When she realized the root of her burden was the overwhelm of physical clutter, she got intentional about what took up her space and time. The path she carved brought her and her family greater contentment and more abundant living, and she shares it in her much-anticipated first book, Declutter Like a Mother.

In her winsome, relatable style, Casazza has built a massive following--and a multimillion-dollar online business--based on her proven, family-oriented approach to living more simply. Her mission is to empower other moms to start making real, lasting change. Combining humor and a lighthearted kick-in-the-pants, Declutter Like a Mother will motivate readers to start taking action.

Once referred to as an "in-your-face Marie Kondo for millennial moms," Casazza's advice is actionable, at times irreverent, and already proven to be life-changing. About the Author Allie Casazza is on a mission to eradicate the "hot mess mom" stereotype by empowering other women.

She has built a massive audience and a multimillion-dollar online business based on her proven, family-oriented approach to minimalism. She is also the host of The Purpose Show, a chart-topping podcast, and the creator of multiple online programs and courses that garner tens of thousands of registrations each time they run. Her platforms continue to grow every day as more women discover her life-changing approach to creating an abundant life.

She lives in Southern California with her husband, Brian, where they homeschool their four young children.

Languages: english

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“I don’t mind being alone at all. I was often here alone in the blitz, and I was so frightened of the bombs that I quite stopped being frightened of burglars.”

World War II has ended, residents are flooding back to London, and the housing shortage creates strange bedfellows. Elinor MacFarren—middle-aged spinster, botanical writer, and collector of prints and objets d’art—decides to rent part of her house to Antonia Bankes, whose American husband is with the Occupation Forces in Europe. While Miss MacFarren prefers to live alone, Mrs Bankes seems a perfect tenant. She admires Miss MacFarren’s beautiful things (“It’s the prettiest room I’ve ever seen in my life!”), promises quiet and care (“You’ll find me madly careful”), and seems an ideal homemaker (“I like housework. I’ve got quite a ‘thing’ about it.”).

Inevitably, however, it’s not so easy. Mrs Bankes proves to be exasperating and helpless, skilled only in charm, manipulation, and blithely promising anything to get her way. What follows is an intricately plotted, gloriously entertaining saga of domestic warfare, as Miss MacFarren tries to cope, tries to cajole, and finally tries to rid herself of her meddlesome tenant, all while taking up whiskey—and all with unpredictable and delightful results. This new edition includes an introduction by Sir Roy Strong.

Languages: English

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Franz von Heiden, son of a Nazi official and an English mother, comes to England early in 1938 to visit his English cousins – and to study them. He is both accepted and entertained by Wynne Braithwaite’s family and friends. But the peace and abundance which he finds about him are not what he had been taught to expect.

These people are not the decadent enemy; their casual talk and happy lives betray no weakness. Franz is disturbed – his reports to his father at home are not what had been expected there. Finding himself in love with Wynne, he is further troubled at the thought of his mother’s broken life in Germany. Would Wynne suffer the same slow death?

As tremendous events succeed each other – Munich, Czechoslovakia and war itself – Franz’s dilemma grows increasingly acute. His final devastating choice is a thrilling climax to a moving book. Written in 1940, this book is a fascinating insight into the interwar years.

Praise for The English Air:


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'This book was pure wisdom mixed with British charm and wit' - Goodreads Reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Her descriptive imagery brings the British countryside to life' - Goodreads Reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'has a lovely, graceful-while-yet-down-to-earth style' - Goodreads Reviewer


D. E. Stevenson was born in Edinburgh. Her father was a first cousin of Robert Louis Stevenson. She was educated privately and travelled widely in France and Italy with her parents. She married a major in the Highland Light Infantry and moved with the regiment from place to place gaining valuable experience of life and people.

Languages: English

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Miss Dorothea Balfour was nearer seventy than sixty, but there was something childlike about her . . . She felt rather like a child, a lost, bewildered child, and she was doing what Belle had always objected to so strongly: staring out of the window at 'those rather odd persons next-door' . . .

Shy, uncertain Miss Balfour is still finding her way after the sudden death of her domineering sister Belle, who-following a failed marriage many years ago-had returned home and made a career of brow-beating her meeker sibling (her memorable final words were 'Don't be a fool Dottie'). But Dorothea soon begins exploring her newfound freedom, observing and then becoming happily enmeshed in the doings of her neighbours, the widowed Mrs. Lenox and her five unusual and charming children, with whom Belle had always forbidden contact. Domestic challenges, romantic difficulties, and efforts to aid a painter's abandoned family-all are facilitated by Dorothea's calm intelligence. And before long she has drama of her own, from her spontaneous rescue of an endangered child to her encounter with Belle's long-lost husband, from whom she learns some surprising secrets.

Molly Clavering was for many years herself a near neighbour and friend of bestselling author D.E. Stevenson, and they may well have influenced one another's writing. Originally published in 1956 and set vividly in postwar Edinburgh, Near Neighbours is one of Clavering's most cheerful and amusing tales. This new edition includes an introduction by Elizabeth Crawford.

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