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28 THE UNSINKABLE GRETA JAMES By Jennifer E Smith RRP: £14.99 Format: Hardback IBSN: 9781529029949 An indie musician reeling from tragedy reconnects with her estranged father on a weeklong cruise in this tale of grief, fame, and love from bestselling author Jennifer E. Smith. Just after the sudden death of her mother - her most devoted fan - and weeks before the launch of her high- stakes second album, Greta James falls apart on stage. The footage quickly goes viral and she stops playing. Greta’s career is suddenly in jeopardy – the kind of jeopardy her father, Conrad, has always warned her about. Months later, Greta – still heartbroken and very much adrift – reluctantly agrees to accompany Conrad on the Alaskan cruise her parents had booked to celebrate their fortieth anniversary. It could be their last chance to heal old wounds in the wake of shared loss. But the trip will also prove to be a voyage of discovery for them both, and for Ben Wilder, a charming historian on-board, who is struggling with a major upheaval in his own life. In this unlikeliest of places – at sea and far from the packed venues where she usually plays - Greta finally confronts the heartbreak she’s suffered, the family hurts that run deep, and how to find her voice again. A HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN 100 LIMERICKS By Mick Twister RRP: £6.99 Format: Hardback IBSN: 9781841659404 These 100 lively and humorous limericks take us back to before the beginning of time itself and right up until yesterday evening when you were probably making your dinner. Covering everyone’s favourite history lessons (and a few surprising ones too!), Mick Twister has cleverly raided the tomes of the past, picked at the bones of the world’s greatest figures, moments and events and condensed the most complex of human activities into five funny rib-tickling lines for your amusement. From a geezer called Caesar to What a Load of Bankers (about the financial crisis), this is the funniest way to learn about the past. Who ever said that history was boring, had clearly never read this book! A history of the world in 100 lively limericks accompanied by amazing illustrations. Learn about world history and laugh out loud as you do so. From the Big Bang to Present Day, no funny bone is left un-tickled. THE LITTLE BOOK OF SPACE By Normal Ferguson RRP: £6.99 Format: Hardback IBSN: 9781786858054 This short, informative and engaging guide to the wonders of the universe will fascinate and inspire readers of all ages. There’s never been a more exciting time to learn about space. As new rockets are launched and fresh discoveries are made, humanity’s urge to explore and understand what’s going on out there keeps evolving and expanding. But you don’t need to have Einstein-level training to grasp the science and ponder the big questions. This little book covers everything from the Big Bang and the formation of the planets in our solar system, and how to spot them in the night sky, to a timeline of firsts and major events, including the Apollo missions, Elon Musk’s SpaceX programme and Tim Peake’s Principia mission Packed with awe-inspiring facts and profiles of key figures, it will take you on an out-of-this-world adventure to the stars and back. HERE COMES THE SUN By Michelle Rial RRP: £6.99 Format: Hardback IBSN: 9781800070479 The sun shines brightest after a storm – and sometimes it even comes with a rainbow. This cheerful collection of wise words and uplifting quotes is a powerful dose of positivity, and the tonic we all need right now. Full of sunny thoughts, pick-meups and happiness boosters, Here Comes the Sun will help you look on the bright side and embrace the wonders of a new day. It’s the perfect reminder there will be good times ahead. With a bright, sunny design, this book will bring you good vibes only. It includes feel-good affirmations to have you radiating positivity and feeling great in no time. We all need a little extra cheerfulness in our lives from time to time – Here Comes the Sun is here to deliver it. With 160 pages of joy, there are quotes from a diverse range of inspirational people, from the wisdom of Buddha to the feel-good positive vibes of Zendaya.