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Everyday Super Food
Portable Moroccan Jam Jar Salad
Free recipe from Everyday Super Food by Jamie Oliver, Portable Moroccan Jam Jar Salad, page 106. Once you’ve got the hang of this principle, go to town mixing up your combos to embrace seasonal produce, use up any leftovers and keep your veg drawer clean. Serves 1 150g cooked wholewheat couscous (75g if cooking from scratch) 1/2 a pomegranate 2 heaped tablespoons ...
Everyday Super Food
Bombay Chicken And Cauliflower Poppadoms Rice And Spinach
Free recipe from Everyday Super Food by Jamie Oliver, Bombay Chicken & Cauliflower, Poppadoms, Rice & Spinach, page 156. Cumin and turmeric are great sources of iron, and teaming them with lemon juice like I’ve done here means our bodies can absorb that all-important iron really efficiently. Serves 2 100g brown rice 1/2 a small cauliflower (400g) 1/2 a bunch ...
Girl Online: On Tour
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Chapter One Five days later It should officially be illegal for exam rooms to have a view of the sea. How is it fair that we're stuck inside, fingers cramping from gripping a pen for two hours straight, while outside the light is dancing on the waves and it looks so bright and com- forting? How am I supposed to remember who King Henry VIII's fourth wife was when the birds ...
Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer (Book 1)
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THE FAMILY MANSION SUCKED. Oh, sure, you wouldn't think so. You'd see the massive six storey brownstone with gargoyles on the corners of the roof, stained-glass transom windows, marble front steps and all the other blah, blah, blah, rich-people-live-here details, and you'd wonder why I'm sleeping on the streets. Two words: Uncle Randolph. It was his house. As the oldest ...
Where is the Green Sheep?
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Here is the blue sheep, and here is the red sheep. Here is the bath sheep, and here is the bed sheep. But where is the green sheep? Mem Fox and Judy Horacek take you on a wildly wonderful adventure in their rollicking search for the green sheep. Mem has never owned a sheep, let alone a green one, but she does admit to having woolly thoughts from time to time. Judy ...
Island Home
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To be a writer preoccupied with landscape is to accept a weird and constant tension between the indoors and the outdoors. I am so thin-skinned about weather and so eager for physical sensation I seem to spend a shameful amount of energy fretting and plotting escape, like a schoolboy. Sat near a window as a pupil, I was a dead loss. And I'm not much different now. I can't even hang ...
The Pharaoh's Secret: NUMA Files
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Prologue City of the Dead   Abydos, Egypt 1353 B .C., the seventeenth year of Pharaoh Akhenaten's reign The full moon cast a blue glow across the sands of Egypt, painting the dunes the color of snow and the abandoned temples of Abydos in shades of alabaster and bone. Shadows moved beneath this stark illumination as a procession of intruders crept through ...
Matilda
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It's a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful. Some parents go further. They become so blinded by adoration they manage to convince themselves their child has qualities of genius. Well, there is nothing very wrong with all this. It's the way of ...
The Ruby Circle: Bloodlines Book 6
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Chapter 1 Adrian Married life wasn't what i'd expected. Don't get me wrong: I had no regrets about the woman I'd married. In fact, I loved her more than I'd ever imagined it was possible to love a person. The reality we lived in, though? Well, let's just say I'd never really imagined anything like that either. In all our previous fantasies, we'd dreamed of exotic locations ...
According to Yes
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Tested Fifty-seven Fifty-eight Fifty-nine . . . Fuck. Yet again, Rosie Kitto's belly was empty. No baby. Why did they bother to wait the full three minutes? As much as she knew anything, she knew there was no chance, but his darling desperate face persuaded her to see it through. Along with that second thin blue line on the pregnancy test, all trace of hope for a future ...
After You
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Chapter One The big man at the end of the bar is sweating. He holds his head low over his double Scotch, but every few minutes he glances up and out, behind him, towards the door. A fine sheen of perspiration glistens under the strip-lights. He lets out a long, shaky breath, disguised as a sigh, and turns back to his drink. 'Hey. Excuse me?' I look up from polishing glasses. ...
The Perfumer's Secret
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1 1 August 1914   I loathed the man I was to marry today. A hand reached across and covered my wrist; it was hairless with blunt, well-kept fingernails. 'Be still, Fleurette.' I hadn't realised how I was fidgeting. 'Collect yourself,' my brother continued. 'Father would want you composed, representing the family so publicly.' Henri tipped my chin through the ...
The Solomon Curse: A Fargo Adventure
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Prologue Guadalcanal , Solomon Islands, one week ago Aldo pounded through the brush, crashing through the jungle, as he ran for his life. His breathing rasped as he pushed vines from his path, sweat coursing down his face, eyes searching for a hint of a trail. Branches scratched him, drawing blood. Ignoring the pain, he drove himself harder, listening for sounds of pursuit. ...
The Eye of Heaven: A Fargo Adventure
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Prologue Somewhere in the Labrador Sea, A.D. 1085 Flashes of lightning seared the turbid night sky, illuminating the drawn faces of the men heaving on the long wooden oars of the Viking longship as it fought against the ravages of the unforgiving sea. The captain swayed in time with the relentless swell as he watched the wall of towering waves pounding the stern. Sheer ...
Captivated by You: A Crossfire Novel
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Chapter 1 Icy needles of water bombarded my overheated skin, the sting chasing away the clinging shadows of a nightmare I couldn't fully remember. Closing my eyes, I stepped deeper into the spray, willing the lingering fear and nausea to circle the drain at my feet. A shiver racked me, and my thoughts shifted to my wife. My angel who slept peacefully in the apartment next ...
Life and Football
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1 'It goes quickly' I wanted to play footy forever. I loved everything about being a footballer: the wins, the losses, the mateship, the competition. I loved the adrenaline rush that comes with taking a great mark, kicking a great goal or flattening an opponent with a big hip-and-shoulder. It was that love of footy, that fire in the belly to keep competing, which drove ...
Tom Clancy's Commander-in-Chief
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Prologue The Norwegians sold their secret submarine base to the Russians, and they did it on eBay. Really. In truth, the transaction was conducted on Finn.no, the regional equivalent of the online trading site, and the purchaser was not the Kremlin but a private buyer who immediately rented out the facility to a Russian state-owned concern. Still, the base was the only ...
The Last Dance
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Prologue London – January 1933 Her tears had subsided but left their telltale traces of swollen eyes and numb cheeks that she couldn't blame a frosty winter morning for. Stella hoped the act of burial might give her some respite from the grim tension of the previous fortnight that had conquered her ability to think clearly; a sense of weightlessness, perhaps, as ...
Powerful Living: Mindset + Exercise + Recipes
Barley Roasted Cauliflower And Broccoli Salad
Free recipe from Powerful Living: Take Control, Start Today by Michelle Bridges, Barley, Roasted Cauliflower & Broccoli Salad, page 124. There’s so much going on in this dish, with the slight sweetness of the roasted veg, the tangy dressing and the little bursts of pine nuts between your teeth. Barley is packed with soluble fibre, and is therefore linked to reduced risk ...
Powerful Living: Mindset + Exercise + Recipes
Stir Fried Beef With Ginger
Free recipe from Powerful Living: Take Control, Start Today by Michelle Bridges, Stir-Fried Beef with Ginger, page 150. I love stir-fries, as they are packed with lots of vegies and can be on the table in minutes – perfect for a weeknight dinner. Rump steak is a great source of lean red meat; just make sure you trim all the excess fat before cooking. Personally, I always look ...

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