The amazing story of TV presenter Louise Minchin´s journey from the BBC Breakfast sofa to representing Great Britain at the World Triathlon Championships. This is a warmly written and wonderfully honest adventure through sport that will both entertain and inspire. It started out as a fun BBC Breakfast cycling stunt in 2012 and culminated in Louise Minchin wearing the colours of Team GB at the World Triathlon Championship in 2015. This is the story of how a newly discovered sport became a passion and then an obsession. Dare to Tri: An Adventure in Triathlon charts Louise Minchin´s incredible journey as she rediscovers competitive sport after 30 years and takes her first tentative steps as a triathlete. As her performances improve, there´s a realisation that representing TeamGB in her age group is a possibility, and the book tells of her plucky attempt to achieve this almost-unthinkable goal. It is an adventure not without its challenges as Louise has to overcome personal nerves, a brutal training regime, the odd bike crash and the occasional drama such as swimming with jellyfish and getting stuck in a loo before a race. Along the way Louise rediscovers the forgotten joys of sport and receives surprising rewards in the form of being an unexpected inspiration to others. There is also the added bonus of newfound respect from her teenage daughters and the realisation of the important role mothers play in inspiring girls to continue to enjoy sport. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Louise Minchin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/031987/bk_adbl_031987_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Over the course of the last 10 years, Frank Skinner has toured sell-out stand-up shows, hosted countless TV shows and an award-winning radio programme, written two well-received volumes of memoir, as well as recording a couple of pop songs and learning to play the ukulele. He has been a busy man. Yet, for the last two years, he has also managed to squeeze in a weekly column for The Times. Without fail, he sat down every week and wracked his brain to think of something to write 900 words about. Dispatches from the Sofa is the brilliant result. Alighting on such random topics as the potential demise of Margaret Thatcher, the love-hate relationship with your football club, Mike Read’s musical of Oscar Wilde, fat pop stars, Serbian breakfast banter, the pleasures of air-guitar, the banking crisis and the evil phenomenon of Jedward, this is a thought-provoking, wide-reaching, hilarious and self-deprecating collection - which also includes the first two chapters from his unpublished novel - from one of our funniest, quickest and most beloved comedians. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Frank Skinner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/001107/bk_rhuk_001107_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From working-class Glasgow to the glamour of breakfast TV - this is the witty and charming autobiography of one of TV´s most-loved presenters. National treasure Lorraine Kelly has been great company for years: a sunny, vivacious, and loveable presence in your home. Now it´s possible to get to know her even better as, for the first time, she opens up about her eventful life and tells her story in her own words. From her working-class childhood growing up in one of the toughest areas of Glasgow, to her early career in journalism, during which she covered heartbreaking tragedies such as Dunblane and Lockerbie, and her gradual emergence as the undisputed Queen of Morning TV, Lorraine reveals a life like no other, with characteristic warmth and charm. Entertaining, funny, and a little bit mischievous, her anecdotes are garnered from a lifetime of meeting, greeting, and interrogating the famous and infamous. Full of gossip, glamour, and Lorraine´s inimitable good sense, this is a book to settle on the sofa with. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lorraine Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/head/000081/bk_head_000081_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Looking for recipes that are uncomplicated, relaxed and yet always satisfying? Nigella has the answer. Simply Nigella is the perfect antidote to our busy lives: a calm celebration of food to soothe and uplift, containing 125 recipes to invigorate and inspire. Whatever the occasion, food - in the making and the eating - should always be pleasurable. Simply Nigella taps into the rhythms of our cooking lives. From quick and calm suppers (Miso Salmon, Cauliflower & Cashew Nut Curry) to stress-free ideas when catering for a crowd (Chicken Traybake with Bitter Orange & Fennel), or the instant joy of comfort food for cosy nights on the sofa (Thai Noodles with Cinnamon and Prawns), here is food guaranteed to make everyone feel good. Whether you need to create some breathing space at the end of a long week (Asian-Flavoured Short Ribs), indulge in a sweet treat (Lemon Pavlova, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pots) or wake up to a strength-giving breakfast (Toasty Olive Oil Granola), Simply Nigella is filled with firm favourite recipes and guaranteed crowd pleasers.
In ihrem Debüt-Roman ´´Seht, was ich getan habe´´ verarbeitet die australische Autorin Sarah Schmidt einen der bekanntesten Mordfälle der amerikanischen Kriminalgeschichte: die Ermordung von Andrew und Abby Borden. Fakt und Fiktion mischen sich zum dramatischen Psychogramm einer Familie - ´´drastisch, wuchtig und sehr prägnant. Hervorragend.´´ Münchner MerkurAm Morgen des 4. August 1892 entdeckt Lizzie Borden ihren Vater blutüberströmt auf dem Sofa, und auch ihre Stiefmutter wird tot aufgefunden - ebenfalls hingerichtet mit einer Axt. Sind die Geschichten wahr, die man sich in Fall River, Massachusetts, über die angesehene Familie Borden erzählt, über einen jähzornigen Vater, eine boshafte Stiefmutter und zwei vereinsamte Schwestern? Schnell erklärt die Polizei Lizzie zur Hauptverdächtigen, doch ihre Erinnerung ist lückenhaft. Ist tatsächlich sie verantwortlich für diesen Albtraum?´´Packend, verstörend, grandios. Sarah Schmidt präsentiert ein Familiendrama, das mindestens so spannend ist wie der Kriminalfall selbst.´´ WDR 2´´(...) brillant geschriebener Roman, der auch Nicht-Krimi-Leser begeistern wird.´´, diebuchbloggerin.de, 05.08.2018Schmidt, SarahNach ihrem Master of Arts im Fach Kreatives Schreiben begann Sarah Schmidt, als Bibliothekarin zu arbeiten. Dabei stieß sie 2005 auf die Geschichte von Lizzie Borden, die sie seither nicht wieder losließ. Ihre leidenschaftliche Suche nach den Hintergründen der Mordfälle brachte sie sogar dazu, mehrere Nächte im Haus der Bordens, das heute ein Bed & Breakfast ist, zu verbringen. »Seht, was ich getan habe« ist ihr Romandebüt, das international hoch angesehen wurde. Sarah Schmidt lebt mit ihrer Familie in Melbourne.
´´A sensitive, personal journey expressed through the beauty of food - just wonderful´´ - Jamie Oliver ´´Olia Hercules is a storyteller-foodwriter, and a wholly original voice in the kitchen - there´s not a recipe of hers I don´t want to cook immediately´´ - Nigella Lawson ´´You might not think you would be interested in a book celebrating the food and flavours of the Caucasus...but you would be wrong. Olia Hercules is a great storyteller who will take you on a journey through the region without you ever having to leave the sofa´´ - Sunday Time Ireland ´´This is an incredible book - as I began to leaf through I started to smile, and I didn´t stop´´ - Diana Henry ´´Each recipe has a story, making this a fascinating read as well as a stunning cookbook´´ - BBC Good Food ´´If the cooking of the Caucasian region isn´t yet on your radar, it soon will be. (...) These gorgeous, flavour-packed recipes will give you a taste of what you´ve been missing´´ - delicious. magazine From the winner of the Observer´s Rising Star Award and Fortnum & Mason Debut Food Book Award 2016 comes a celebration of the food and flavours of the Caucasus - bridging Europe and Asia and incorporating Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Iran, Russia and Turkey. Olia Hercules introduces us to more than 100 recipes for vibrant, earthy, unexpected dishes from across the region such as Plum fruit leather, Chestnut plov with pumpkin crust, Quince stuffed with lamb & carmalised shallots, Vine leaf dolma, Village breakfast, Khachapouri, Armenian ´´cognac´´ profiteroles and Red basil sherbet.
30 Delicious Keto Made Easy Recipes, Plus Tips And Tricks For BeginnersMany famous celebrities, including Kourtney Kardashian, are on the Keto diet. Why aren’t you? Is the Keto diet for you? Best-selling author and nutritional expert Clarissa Fleming is here to tell you....Looking like a celebrity doesn’t need to be just a dream! But I get it.... You get home exhausted after a long day of work, your feet are killing you, and all you want is to relax on the sofa while watching TV. In fact, wasting time in the kitchen preparing a healthy dinner seems like a bad joke. Why would you, when you can grab a microwave dinner and call it a night!But then you wake up in the morning and...you don´t like what you see in front of the mirror. Those stubborn pounds keep building up week by week and then you wonder; how can I regain back my health? Feel youthful and great again? Without spending hours in the gym and eating boring lettuce salads every day?Good news! Staying healthy doesn’t need to be hard! In fact, it can be as easy as heating your Keto meal prep dinner in the microwave, and two minutes later you are eating a delicious and super healthy meal. With this thought in mind, we included everything from smoothies, chips, cheesecake, and even pizza (yummy!) so you won’t ever feel deprived or unsatisfied. Perhaps you won’t even notice you are in diet! Besides, most of these recipes are able to make more than one serving, so you may share with your loved ones. A great way to keep them healthy and receive their compliments after each meal.... ´´Gosh! You are a great cook! Deliciousss!”Here’s what you are about to discover in, Keto Meal Prep for Lazy People:Clarissa Fleming´s secret 21-day Ketogenic meal plan to lose 15 poundsStart your day with a huge smile on your face by eating our amazing breakfast sandwich! In case you love bacon, then you can always go for our Jalapeno cups recipe.Lov 1. Language: English. Narrator: Catherine F. Edwards. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/150713/bk_acx0_150713_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.