Black Mirror White Christmas is a chilling feature-length seasonal special of the critically-acclaimed drama series, starring Jon Hamm, Rafe Spall and Oona Chaplin. And it’s the most mind-bending episode yet, consisting of three interwoven stories brimming with near-future madness. In a mysterious and remote snowy outpost, Matt (Jon Hamm) and Potter (Rafe Spall), share a Christmas meal together and swap creepy tales of their earlier lives in the outside world. Matt is a charismatic American trying to bring the reserved, secretive Potter out of his shell. Are both men who they appear to be? Along the way we see Matt offering an unusual form of romantic guidance to an inexperienced young man, watch Great (Oona Chaplin) thrust headlong into a nightmarish world of ‘smart’ gadgetry, and explore what might happen if you could 'block' people in real life, just as you can on Facebook or Twitter. All three stories are bound together into a suitably unsettling whole. Fans of eerie Christmas stories are in for a treat…
A deliciously warm story of Christmas and cupcakes, by the bestselling author of The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris and Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop of DreamsContains mouth-watering recipes!Issy Randall, proud owner of the Cupcake Cafe, is in love and couldn't be happier. Her new business is thriving and she is surrounded by close friends, even if her cupcake colleagues Pearl and Caroline aren't quite as upbeat about the upcoming season of snow and merriment. But when her boyfriend Austin is scouted for a possible move to New York, Issy is forced to face up to the prospect of a long-distance romance. And when the Christmas rush at the cafe - with its increased demand for her delectable creations - begins to take its toll, Issy has to decide what she holds most dear.This December, Issy will have to rely on all her reserves of courage, good nature and cinnamon, to make sure everyone has a merry Christmas, one way or another . . .Colgan, JennyJenny Colgan is the author of numerous bestselling novels, including The Little Shop of Happy Ever After and Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery, which are also published by Sphere. Meet Me at the Cupcake Café won the 2012 Melissa Nathan Award for Comedy Romance and was a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller, as was Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop of Dreams, which won the RNA Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2013. For more about Jenny, visit her website and her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter: @jennycolgan.
Will this Christmas romance be just for the holidays?A fun, festive romantic comedy to curl up with this winter. If you love Josie Silver's One Day in December, you'll love Mandy Baggot's heart-warming festive romance.Lara Weeks is heading to New York with best friend Susie for the Christmas trip of a lifetime.A festive break in the snowy Big Apple visiting the tourist hotspots, not to mention the shopping, seems like the perfect way for Lara to get over her ex-boyfriend. Or maybe make him so jealous he begs for a second chance.Enlisting the help of gorgeous actor, Seth Hunt, doesn't quite go to plan, but there's something about him that has Lara wishing for a different kind of happy ever after...Mandy Baggot is an award-winning romance writer. She loves the Greek island of Corfu, white wine, country music and handbags. Also a singer, she has taken part in ITV1's Who Dares Sings and The X-Factor.Mandy is a member of the Romantic Novelists' Association and the Society of Authors and lives near Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK with her husband and two daughters.Find out more about Mandy on her website www.mandybaggot.com, follow her on Facebook/MandyBaggotAuthor and on Twitter and Instagram @mandybaggot
There will be more than one surprise in store for sweetshop owner Rosie Hopkins this Christmas, in the brand new novel by Sunday Times bestselling author Jenny ColganIncludes mouth-watering recipesRosie Hopkins, newly engaged, is looking forward to an exciting year in the little sweetshop she owns and runs. But when fate strikes Rosie and her boyfriend, Stephen, a terrible blow, threatening everything they hold dear, it's going to take all their strength and the support of their families and their Lipton friends to hold them together.After all, don't they say it takes a village to raise a child?Colgan, JennyJenny Colgan is the author of numerous bestselling novels, including The Little Shop of Happy Ever After and Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery, which are also published by Sphere. Meet Me at the Cupcake Café won the 2012 Melissa Nathan Award for Comedy Romance and was a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller, as was Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop of Dreams, which won the RNA Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2013. For more about Jenny, visit her website and her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter: @jennycolgan.
The 'Hardy Bucks' are a group of bored slackers living is the sleepy hamlet of Castletown. Originally started as a bit of fun on Youtube, the mockumentary was entered into RTÉ’s 'Storyland' competition, which it subsequently won. There followed two TV series and a Christmas Special on the Irish national station. In four short years Hardy Bucks have attained over 7 million Youtube views, with over 20,000 channel subscribers and have over 130,000 fans on their Facebook page. 'The Hardy Bucks Movie' sees the lads as they finally leave Castletown and head out on a wild road trip across Europe. Eddie Durkan, self-proclaimed leader of the 'Bucks is dreading spending another summer 'bored out of his skull'. Ireland have qualified for the Euro's in Poland, but with no money and apathetic mates, it's up to Eddie to get them out of Castletown and onto the road in search of the football and the craic. A small inheritance and an old van provide an escape plan, but the trip takes a turn for the worse after an unscheduled stop-off in Amsterdam. To pay off a huge strip club bar bill two of the boys have to become drugs mules. Suddenly it's not just about getting to Poland to watch the football - they need to get there alive, with the 'package', without getting arrested and without being molested by baboons... And with mounting pressure from Dutch and Polish gangsters, the last thing Eddie needs is to bump into his arch nemesis 'The Viper' along the way... Special Features: Feature Commentary with Film Director Mike Cockayne, Eddie, Buzz and Boo Behind the Scenes Premier
You can be late for many things in life, but you should never keep an adventure waiting...You can be late for many things in life, but you should never keep an adventure waiting...In Griselda Bone's gloomy orphanage, daydreaming is banned, skipping is forbidden and Christmas is well and truly cancelled. But for Phoebe and her sausage dog Herb, is it possible that, just when things seem at their bleakest, magic awaits in the swirling, snow-filled air?Join them on an enchanting adventure in this beautifully moving story by the bestselling author of Sky Song and The Unmapped Chronicles , Abi Elphinstone, and renowned illustrator Fiona Woodcock.Elphinstone, AbiAbi Elphinstone grew up in Scotland where she spent most of her childhood running wild across the moors, hiding in tree houses and building dens in the woods. After being coaxed out of her tree house, she studied English at Bristol University and then worked as an English teacher in Africa, Berkshire and London. She is the bestselling and multi-award shortlisted author of RUMBLESTAR (first in The Unmapped Chronicles series), SKY SONG & THE DREAMSNATCHER TRILOGY. When she's not writing Abi volunteers for Beanstalk, speaks in schools and travels the world looking for her next story. Her latest adventures include living with the Kazakh Eagle Hunters in Mongolia and dog-sledding across the Arctic. Online links: Website: www.abielphinstone.com Twitter: @moontrug Facebook: www.facebook.com/abielphinstone Instagram: @moontruggerWoodcock, FionaFrom an early age Fiona knew that she wanted to earn her living drawing. Since graduating from Glasgow School of Art she has been working freelance in London on animated films, commercials, animation artwork for West End shows and illustration work. She explores a variety of subject matter through self-initiated and commercial work, deriving inspiration from new places, brilliant people, bold patterns, structures and subtle details in everyday life. All the projects she works on have a paper based handmade origin. She likes to work with a combination of pencil, paint, charcoal, children's blow pens, cutting stencils and experimenting with print techniques whilst dreaming up new characters and stories.
I came onto the Internet a novice and got involved with social media in an effort to stay connected to the kids in my life. I had to learn the hard way that not everything on the Internet is true, much is plagiarized, and a lot can just disappear at a moment's notice. I was never put in Facebook Prison, but I know many who were. Most of them were just posting or reposting articles that were not favorable to Obama or Hillary. I learned what my purpose was and I came to Facebook every day to fulfill that purpose. Do I understand Snapchat or the power of Instagram or how to market via Pinterest? No. Do I believe everyone should have an interest in politics? In some ways, yes. What our government does is supposed to be what the people want, not what the politicians want, so we have an obligation as Americans to know what they're doing, which is almost always the opposite of what they say they'll do. Facebook became my pulpit, my journal, my activist outlet. My notes on Facebook ranged from political to Christmas stories to history and rants. Facebook friends grew to the maximum, and together we did what we had to do. Many had never been on Facebook before 2008, most had never been involved with politics, and many spent eight years learning the Internet, Facebook, and who they were. I don't trust the media in any way anymore, but Facebook got me through the Obama years. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elisabeth Cossi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/096575/bk_acx0_096575_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An innocent trip to an Online store to buy her three-year-old son a Christmas gift turns into a living nightmare for Cheryl. Mark, her poker-obsessed husband, has just cleaned out their entire savings account for a high-stakes poker tournament three weeks before Christmas. On top of that, he's decided to leave her and the son he never wanted because Cheryl "doesn't get him". Devastated, scared, and confused, Cheryl must find a way to keep her struggling law practice alive and provide some kind of Christmas for Robbie. Cheryl had her doubts about marrying Mark in the first place, and she should have listened to her instincts. Letting go of her first love, Kevin, was something she regretted even more now. At the time, he wasn't good enough for her, or so her parents tried to convince her. When Kevin contacts her out of the blue right before Christmas, is Cheryl due a Christmas miracle? Can one innocent message on Facebook rewind the past? A sweet romance by author Kelly Abell. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ally Householder. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/112658/bk_acx0_112658_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Morton Farrier has spent his entire career as a forensic genealogist solving other people’s family history secrets, all the while knowing so little of his very own family’s mysterious past. However, this poignant Christmas-time novella sees Morton’s skills put to use much closer to home, as he must confront his own past, present, and future through events both present day and 100 years ago. It seems that not every soldier saw a truce on the Western Front that Christmas in 1914....This Morton Farrier novella continues the story from The Lost Ancestor, book two in the series.For updates on Nathan Dylan Goodwin's releases: Website: nathandylangoodwin.com Twitter: @NathanDGoodwin76 Facebook: facebook.com/nathandylangoodwin 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Ip. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/132431/bk_acx0_132431_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.