Month: February 2015

Garden Pests, Diseases and Good Bugs

Garden Pests, Diseases and Good Bugs
February 23, 2015 Uncategorized 1 Comment

Garden Pests, Diseases and Good Bugs is the ultimate illustrated guide for anyone who wants to encourage a healthy, thriving garden. Packed with more than 750 stunning and detailed photographs, we’ve adapted a few pieces of the easy-to-follow, comprehensive and reliable advice that can help with your gardening. READ MORE

Half the World Extract – Justice

February 22, 2015 Uncategorized 0 Comments

Thorn sat and stared down at her filthy toes, pale as maggots in the darkness. She had no notion why they took her boots. She was hardly going to run, chained by her left ankle to one damp-oozing wall and her right wrist to the other. She could scarcely reach the gate of her cell, let alone rip it from its hinges. Apart from picking the scabs under her broken nose till they bled, all she could do was sit and think. READ MORE

Half the World Extract – In The Shadows

February 21, 2015 Uncategorized 0 Comments

  ‘Do good,’ Brand’s mother said to him the day she died. ‘Stand in the light.’ He’d hardly understood what doing good meant at six years old. He wasn’t sure he was much closer at sixteen. Here he was, after all, wasting what should have been his proudest moment, still trying to puzzle out the good thing to do. READ MORE

Bought and Sold

bought sold
February 16, 2015 Uncategorized 0 Comments

In her newly released memoir Bought and Sold, Megan Stephens tells her story as a vulnerable young girl who was groomed by a man who she had fallen in love with to be trafficked into the sex industry. She spent six years as a prostitute, convinced that the money she was making was to build a life with her trafficker. Her story of sadistic physical and sexual abuse is terrifying because of how easily she seemed to fall into it and how difficult it was for her to get out. READ MORE

Love in Many Guises

February 13, 2015 Uncategorized 0 Comments

I’ve always thought of Valentine’s Day as being about love in many guises, not just of the romantic sort. Perhaps this is something to do with my earliest experiences of the day. My memories are of foil wrapped chocolate hearts placed on the breakfast table by my Mum, and cards written with her other hand, in an attempt to disguise her distinctive, calligraphic style. READ MORE

Sex, Love Lust and Romance

February 13, 2015 Uncategorized 0 Comments

  Call me a hardcore economist instead of a romantic at heart but celebrating Valentine’s on the 14th February is something I choose to avoid at all ‘costs’. Inflated prizes, tacky gifts, booked out restaurants. Eating chocolates in the shape of love hearts and receiving flowers and presents in commercialised shades of red and pink. READ MORE

Avoiding Valentine’s Day Disasters

February 10, 2015 Uncategorized 0 Comments

  The thing about days with big expectations is that they can often go belly-up. Like New Year’s Eve. How many times have you been left standing by yourself in a corner when Auld Lang Syne’s playing? Or worse, backed into a corner by a loser looking to get their tongue down your throat? READ MORE

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