The Professional Worrier
By Stewart Geddes
'Geddes gets it: anxiety, how it works and, more importantly, how to show it who's boss' Caroline Foran, author of Owning ItWorry and anxiety can damage our careers and relationships, can hold us back from exploring new opportunities, and is detrimental to our concentration, mood and self-esteem. And during times when we feel overwhelmed, we doubt ourselves and our ability to cope.In The Professional Worrier, counsellor, psychotherapist and self-confessed worrier Stewart Geddes examines how creating greater awareness around anxiety can change the way you deal with everyday stresses at work and at home.From anxiety about relationships to panic about an ever-growing to-do list, fear of making the wrong decision, or the pressure of producing perfect work, The Professional Worrier offers practical guidance to help you take control of your worry every day - so it doesn't control you - and build the trust in yourself to tackle anything that comes your way.
By Roisin Meaney
Three couples. One weekend. Everything is about to change...It's the Bank Holiday weekend and the Cunningham family are escaping to their holiday home by the sea, as they've done every summer for many years.Except that now, parents Lily and Charlie are waiting for their divorce papers to come through -- and have their new partners in tow.Their daughter Poll is there with her boyfriend and is determined to make known her feelings for Chloe, her father's new love. While her brother Thomas also has feelings for Chloe -- of a very different nature...And amid all the drama, everyone has forgotten that this weekend also happens to be Lily and Charlie's wedding anniversary.Will any of the couples survive the weekend intact?'Just about everything in this good-humoured book will keep you engrossed and in for a satisfying surprise at the end' Irish Independent
The Gift of Friends
By Emma Hannigan
'Vintage Emma: Wise, funny, full of wit and sparkle. Read and be uplifted' Cathy Kelly 'A beautiful story about fractured families, unconditional love and the importance of friendship. I read it in one sitting' Sinéad Moriarty'Brimming with warmth, love and friendship - Emma is on every page of this absorbing, heartfelt read' Patricia ScanlanFrom the Number One bestselling author Emma Hannigan comes The Gift of Friends, a magical story of love, friendship and hope.Kingfisher Road - a leafy, peaceful street in the town of Vayhill. But there are whispers behind closed doors. Who is moving into Number 10?Danielle appears to her new neighbours to have the perfect, glossy life. But not everything is as it seems...In fact, the four women who live close by - each at very different stages of their lives - are busy guarding their own secrets.But could a gift be waiting on their doorsteps? And, by opening their front doors, and their hearts, to each other, could the women of Kingfisher Road discover all the help they need?The final novel from the beloved and inspiring Emma Hannigan is a life-affirming, uplifting story that celebrates the strength and joys of female friendship across generations.
The Month of Borrowed Dreams
By Felicity Hayes-McCoy
'A sparkling, life-affirming novel -- sunshine on the page' Cathy KellySummer is on its way, and Lissbeg librarian Hanna Casey has started a club showing films based on popular novels. But soon the club's members find dramatic twists and turns happening in their own lives on Ireland's west coast.Hanna's daughter Jazz finally feels like she can call Lissbeg home. But when her life is turned upside down, will she return to London to make a fresh start?Aideen is afraid that her romance with Conor won't survive the pressures of their planned double wedding with overbearing Eileen and manipulative Joe. Meanwhile, Saira Khan is determined to help a troubled new arrival to Finfarran.And could Hanna's own newfound happiness to Brian be threatened by the return of her ex-husband Malcolm?As the club prepares for the first meeting of the summer, they'll all face hard choices. But will they get the happy endings they deserve?'A heartwarming novel' Irish Independent
The Seven-Day Soul
By Susannah Healy
'An essential book about the transformative power of a grounded spiritual life' Jack Canfield, internationally bestselling author of Chicken Soup for the Soul'This wonderful blend of science and spirituality provides a clear path to finding deeper meaning and joy in life. A beautiful read' Marci Shimoff, No.1 New York Times bestselling author of Happy for No ReasonIn this ground-breaking book, psychologist and mindfulness meditation teacher Susannah Healy reveals the evidence-basis for the value of spirituality in all aspects of our lives. She examines the place of spirituality in a culture that values individualism and left-brained thinking, and delves into the psychological research that shows that it is in self-transcendence -- the conscious service of others and the world -- that true happiness lies.Gently guiding the reader through millennia of spiritual teachings in the world faith traditions, Susannah expands the vision of God from the Western 'old man in the sky' image into something less literal, which can ultimately give meaning to all. She shows how we can apply this to all aspects of our life, including relationships, parenting, career and recreation, for our greater good and that of society as a whole.With meditations, simple exercises and case studies, The Seven-Day Soul is a book of gentle wisdom to live by.
If She Returned
By S.A. Dunphy
'Taut, compelling and authentic ... an edge-of-your-seat thriller' Andrea CarterDavid Dunnigan just received the phone call he has spent eighteen years waiting for.A young woman has been found -- and she's claiming to be his niece Beth, who disappeared as a child. Is she telling the truth? And, if she is, will Dunnigan finally rid himself of his demons, and help her to rebuild her life?Meanwhile, an investigation into a gruesome murder leads the criminologist to five prominent men, seemingly unlinked, who say they are being stalked by a shadowy figure. But 'Mother Joan' seems to merely be an urban legend, a ghostly avenger who punishes the wicked. So, if these men fear her wrath, what sins have they committed?As Dunnigan pursues this strange mystery, enemies from his past are closing in. And when the case leads him to the crowded streets of London and then to the dark forest of Kielder, myth and reality become terrifyingly linked.But is Dunnigan prepared for what, and who, he will face?
By Henrietta McKervey
'Henrietta McKervey is a storyteller of rare gifts. Violet Hill is a wonderfully assured and compelling novel, so evocative of a London that has long ceased to be, yet crackling on every page with urgently contemporary resonance and meaning. I could not put it down.' Joseph O'ConnorDecember 1918: Post-War London is grieving, the city a wound whose dressing was taken off too soon. Violet Hill, the only female private detective in the city, is hired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's business manager to uncover spiritual trickery he believes is deceiving his employer. January 2018: Susanna is a super-recogniser, one of an elite Met Police team of officers with extraordinary powers for facial recognition. When a freak injury causes her unusual ability to suddenly disappear, a dangerous criminal whom she no longer recognises decides to close in.Compelling stories across two eras weave into this page-turning, literary adventure of identity, deception, danger - and detection.'McKervey is a skilful, intelligent storyteller who looks at the world from fresh perspectives; she raises questions about the gap between appearance and reality, truth and fiction, surveillance and security that will stay with a reader long after they finish reading this novel.' Lia Mills
By Emily Hourican
'Insightful and astute writing ... Emily Hourican has a wonderful understanding of human nature' Louise O'NeillThe summer she turned twenty-five, Anna felt invincible.In love for the first time, in a strange city far from home, she could be a new person. All that she had ever wanted was there for the taking. But the glorious possibility of those long sultry days ended in a reality far starker than she could have imagined.Now, fifteen years later, Anna is struggling to get through to her teenage daughter Jessie -- named in memory of Anna's best friend -- who has developed an eating disorder. Mother and daughter were once close, but now Anna feels as if Jessie's every word and action is a mystery. Though sometimes she wonders if Jessie can see right through her.And when her daughter starts to report dreams about the namesake she never met, Anna -- increasingly unnerved by just how much her daughter seems to know -- is forced to face the secrets of that summer when her life changed in one unravelling moment, and the brutal truth about the part she had to play.
By Brent Pope, Jason Brennan
'Visualise your goals and achieve your potential.'Easy-to-follow and extremely effective, Win will change the way you think about all aspects of your life.From well-known personality and rugby commentator Brent Pope and psychotherapist and mental skills coach Jason Brennan, Win: Proven Strategies for Success in Sports, Life and Mental Health examines the mindset behind the psychology of winning and how the mental skills applied in sports can be adapted for success in everyday life. From dealing with failure, to managing stress and anxiety, to changing your definition of winning - and with interviews from some of the world's most high-profile sports stars including Ronan O'Gara, Bernard Brogan, Conrad Smith, Dean Rock, AP McCoy, Sonia O'Sullivan, Gary O'Donovan and Paul O'Donovan, Dan Carter and many others - Win looks at how you can gain confidence, achieve your goals and build lifelong inner mental strength and resilience - today.
When She Was Gone
By S.A. Dunphy
Criminologist David Dunnigan's niece has ben missing for eighteen years without a trace -- until now.A HEART-STOPPING CLUESomeone has sent Dunnigan a shoe - one Beth was wearing the day she disappeared -- and the investigation is swiftly reignited, along with her uncle's hopes of finding her alive. But is he ready for what else he might find?A DANGEROUS JOURNEYAs new evidence starts to link Beth's abduction to a series of apparent suicides and a horrifying people-trafficking network, Dunnigan furiously chases down leads before the trail goes cold once more and Beth is lost forever. And when the search brings Dunnigan, accompanied by his loyal friend Miley and ex-soldier partner-in-crime Diane, to the frozen north of Greenland, the hunt starts to become more and more dangerous.BUT WHERE WILL IT END?Will it lead him to Beth, after all this time?
The Power of Small
By Aisling Leonard-Curtin, Dr Trish Leonard-Curtin
Feeling overwhelmed? This is the book for you.'At last! A book that shows you realistically how to transform your life, one small step at a time.'Russ Harris, author of international bestseller The Happiness TrapRather than waiting for the big life-changing moments, which more often than not don't happen, The Power of Small shows you how to take manageable steps as opportunities to change your life, one decision at a time -- emphasising self-compassion as a means to gently expand your comfort zone and open up new horizons.Mixing case studies from clinical practice with the latest psychological research, the authors also share personal stories, having worked first-hand with these techniques on their own journeys towards improved mental and emotional wellbeing.From understanding -- and learning to observe without judgement -- the traps our minds set, to breaking our of our comfort zones, The Power of Small technique is all about what is manageable in the now, and teaches us how to prioritise and know what boundaries to keep, and which to gently push.If your mind tells you that certain life changes are unattainable, undeserved, or too hot to handle, this simple and effective book is the one for you.
A Force for Justice
By Michael Clifford
THE UPDATED BESTSELLERSergeant Maurice McCabe never set out to be a whistleblower. When, in 2008, he complained of shoddy investigations into serious crime in County Cavan, nothing could have prepared him for what was in store.For exposing gross incompetence and corruption within An Garda Síochána, he endured vilification, bullying and harassment by forces who wanted to bury him and his inconvenient truths. Worse still were the vicious rumours and falsehoods, which had a devastating effect on his whole family.Their painful journey to vindication was only completed in October 2018, with the publication of the Disclosures Tribunal report, which revealed how ex-Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan and Superintendent Dave Taylor had conducted a campaign of 'calumny' against 'an officer of exemplary character'. From the award-winning journalist who first broke the story, A Force for Justice is the definitive account of the greatest scandal ever to emerge from the Irish police force, and the personal price paid by Maurice McCabe in pursuit of his duty to serve the state.
The Mistletoe Matchmaker
By Felicity Hayes-McCoy
'The perfect winter heart-warmer' Cathy KellyChristmas is around the corner, and the residents of Lissbeg are beginning preparations for the festive season.Cassie Fitzgerald, newly arrived from Toronto, is enchanted by the small Irish town where her dad was born. But the more involved she becomes in daily life there, the more questions she wants to ask.Are her sweet-tempered grandmother Pat and Pat's miserly husband Ger keeping secrets from each other? And what happened in the past between Cassie's family and the redoubtable Mary Casey?And then there's Shay -- handsome, charming, and intent on making Cassie's stay fun and exciting. But is he the one for her?As Christmas Eve approaches, Cassie realises that Lissbeg's community is in danger of forgetting that love, family and friendship bring the real magic to the festive season. And maybe they need an outsider to remind them...