No More Tigers
A Memoir by Mary Rayner
“When I was eight, I walked out of Burma…”
So begins bestselling children’s author Mary Rayner’s memoir, a beautifully written and deeply moving account of a family who for several generations lived in Colonial Burma, and of what happened to them when World War 2 shattered their lives. Featuring dozens of original photographs that capture the people and places that were once part of the British Empire, plus the heart-breaking love letters from a husband and wife torn apart by war, No More Tigers is a searingly intelligent and self-aware look at a bygone era.
It’s a quest for understanding, for home, for answers. Packed so full of detail it carries you away to a different time and place, it’s laugh-aloud funny, yet isn’t afraid to ask uncomfortable questions about how we used to live.
John Scott’s Threads of Life
A unique collection of sewing advice, memories, mantras and more from TV’s favourite fashion guru.
Tips on dry cleaning, explanations of laundry symbols and sewing-machine feet – John Scott’s Threads of Life is, just like its author, completely unique. Never has a book on sewing been so practical and so entertaining. You’ll learn as you read and have fun doing so, because John’s voice sings from every page.
If you love John Scott, you will love this book. And if you’ve yet to discover his wit and wisdom, why not take a peek inside? You’ll be amazed at how much you’ll find!