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Sports and Leisure

Fields of Dreams - Grounds that football forgot but the fans never will - Chris Arnot

Fields of Dreams - Grounds that football forgot but the fans never will - Chris Arnot

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Football is big business. Everybody knows that. Football is also show business - increasingly so as the Premier League clubs offer big money to lure big-time players from around the globe. But the loyalty of long-term fans was nurtured on crumbling terraces and in rickety stands that reared up from red-brick streets. Fans put up with discomfort, questionable safety standards, verbal and sometimes physical threats, watery Bovril and primitive toilets. Why? For the camaraderie forged by a common cause; the moments of magic that transform a humdrum Saturday afternoon or a chilly, floodlit evening; the unlikely victories against seemingly impregnable opponents; the chance to say “I was there”.Fields of Dreams is a book that goes in search of those moments, those memories from Maine Road and Highbury, the Baseball Ground and the Goldstone Ground, the Dell and the Den and many more. Chris Arnot travels from the south coast to Wearside, from Cardiff Bay to the Humber Estuary to tease out the tales of 25 grounds that football forgot but the fans never have and never will.160 pages*shipping prices for 1 copy to UK only. For more information on prices for Europe and the rest of the world or bulk orders please email info@stepbeachpress.co.uk.ALSO AVAILABLE IN EBOOK FORMAT FROM ONLINE DIGITAL RETAILERS

Living the Dream: A photographic journal of the epic first season at the iconic American Express Community Stadium - Paul Hazlewood and Bennett Dean

Living the Dream: A photographic journal of the epic first season at the iconic American Express Community Stadium - Paul Hazlewood and Bennett Dean

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WAS £25.00 NOW £12.50! (plus £4.95* shipping) The second part in the 'Stadium Yes!' series, this book captures iconic images from Brighton and Hove Albion's inaugural season at the Amex through the lenses of our club photographers Paul Hazlewood and Bennett Dean. In addition to those images of what happened out on the pitch, Paul and Bennett have also documented a series of moments away from the public gaze. These give access to the players and staff on a day-to-day basis and provide a fascinating insight into life at the Albion and show what goes on behind the scenes at the Amex. It all adds up to a superb photographic record of one of the most important seasons in the history of Brighton & Hove Albion. 240 pages. Hardback. *shipping prices for 1 copy to UK only. For more information on prices for Europe and the rest of the world or bulk orders please email info@stepbeachpress.co.uk.

The Day We Won The Cup: England Then and Now – Chris Arnot

The Day We Won The Cup: England Then and Now – Chris Arnot

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A5 paperback 152 pages Another book about football? Well, yes and no. Yes, the reason for its existence is the fast-approaching fiftieth anniversary of England’s finest two hours on a football field. And, yes, it’s full of memories from some of those who were at the World Cup Final, 1966, those who saw it on the television and those who somehow missed it altogether. But the bubble of optimism hovering over England in the summer of ’66 was not confined to Wembley or to football in general. Over twenty years after the War, there was a feeling afoot that things were getting better. Employment was plentiful and the gap between rich and poor was diminishing. Threaded through this book are observations about how we behaved, ate, dressed, drank, drove, danced, watched television and, yes, football in a very different England from the de-industrialised, consumerist, increasingly fragmented society of today. Chris Arnot has captured the mood of that never-to-be-forgotten day with anecdotes and photos, brilliantly. *shipping prices for 1 copy to UK only. For more information on prices for Europe and the rest of the world or bulk orders please email info@stepbeachpress.co.uk.

Specialist

31 Cemeteries to Visit Before You Die - Terry Philpot

31 Cemeteries to Visit Before You Die - Terry Philpot

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London’s rich collection of cemeteries and burial places at last has a popular and accessible guide for the student, the literary pilgrim, the specialist and the curious. Terry Philpot has visited an assortment of burial grounds from the large Victorian cemeteries known as the ‘Magnificent Seven’, including Highgate and Abney Park, to hidden gems such as St John’s in Hampstead in order to create the unique and diverse 31 London Cemeteries. His captivating writing style offers an engaging and impressionistic view of the atmosphere they conjure up. He provides a historical account to allow for an imaginative contrast between the present and the past, and explains why cemeteries are in fact living places that can tell us so much about ourselves, our society and our history. Practical information is given about how to reach each cemetery and the major entries are accompanied by suggestions about where to eat and what else to see in the area. Details about Friends’ associations and whether tours are available is also offered. 31 London Cemeteries also includes ’10 facts you (probably) didn’t know about Funerary in London’ and a list of where the most notable people are buried. There is an extensive reading list for those who wish to explore further. Publication: May 2013.170 pages *shipping prices for 1 copy to UK only. For more information on prices for Europe and the rest of the world or bulk orders please email info@stepbeachpress.co.uk. ALSO AVAILABLE IN EBOOK FORMAT FROM ONLINE DIGITAL RETAILERS

From High Heels to High Hills - One woman walking the Lake District – in her own style - Tanya Oliver

From High Heels to High Hills - One woman walking the Lake District – in her own style - Tanya Oliver

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This is the real life story of one woman’s passion for the mountains of the Lake District and how she conquered them - in her own style. Not ready to discard her high heels to achieve her goal, serial hill walker and shoe fanatic, Tanya Oliver, describes the Lake District and its communities with love and awe, capturing the beauty and colour with wry honesty and humour. She draws upon her own extensive experience and passions to give you an insight into the realities of fell walking and climbing mountains which regular guide books do not – ensuring that your essential waterproofs extend to mascara. Written with knowledge, flare and vivacity, From High Heels to High Hills combines a substantial understanding of the Lake District with resilience, determination and a touch of self-deprecation. Each escapade includes stunning photos that capture the magic of the fells. Tanya recounts the embarrassing trips, falls and stumbles, false starts and abandoned expeditions, as well as the triumphs and adventures.This book includes all 214 of Wainwright’s named fell walks, but you do not have to be an expert walker or fitness fanatic to enjoy them. Whilst heels may not be appropriate on the fells, a bit of style goes a long way. From scrambling up rocky crags and falling in muddy bogs, to conquering the highest fells and the highest heels, this is a journey with a difference. 180 pages *shipping prices for 1 copy to UK only. For more information on prices for Europe and the rest of the world or bulk orders please email info@stepbeachpress.co.uk. ALSO AVAILABLE IN EBOOK FORMAT FROM ONLINE DIGITAL RETAILERS

Seeds of Hope: The Life and Work of Patricia Brenninkmeyer - Leslie Read and Raymond Menino

Seeds of Hope: The Life and Work of Patricia Brenninkmeyer - Leslie Read and Raymond Menino

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Born into an affluent family, much of Patricia Brenninkmeyer’s early childhood was one of dislocation and danger in war-time Europe. Even from her early years, her rebelliousness, free spirit and adventurousness were apparent. She trained as a social worker, eventually finding her forte by working with the children of African parents living in England. This book charts how she achieved her ambitions and how she not only went to work in Uganda but founded three charities, two of which in the fields of disability and agricultural innovation exist today, and profoundly help Ugandans to help themselves after civil war and its terrible aftermath. Written with the co-operation of her family, colleagues and friends, this is the story of an extraordinary, self-giving and inspiring life, showing how Patricia Brenninkmeyer’s work continues to be felt in the country and continent she grew to love. Publication date: June 2014. 196 pages. Hardback. *shipping prices for 1 copy to UK only. For more information on prices for Europe and the rest of the world or bulk orders please email info@stepbeachpress.co.uk. ALSO AVAILABLE IN EBOOK FORMAT FROM ONLINE DIGITAL RETAILERS

Beside the Seaside: Brighton's places and its people – Terry Philpot

Beside the Seaside: Brighton's places and its people – Terry Philpot

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This is the first book to focus on who was connected with which buildings in the City – from theatres to houses, lodging places to hotels, schools to work places. Many places are marked by commemorative plaques (of which there are more in Brighton than anywhere else other than London) but author Terry Philpot also draws attention to many other buildings, whose stories would otherwise go unnoticed. The book focuses mainly on the individuals’ Brighton years – some in childhood, some in old age; some at the height of their fame, some the obscure years. Entries range from royals to revolutionaries; artists to architects; actors to aristocrats; comedians to clergymen; popular entertainers to politicians; musicians to the military; social reformers to sportsmen, and many more. These are the people whose lives have been woven into the city’s unique history and passed through its back alleys and lived in its grand squares, some born to wealth, some to poverty; some spending their first years there, some their last. These are stories of ambition, extreme poverty and extreme wealth, disappointment, scandal, political endeavour, refuge, creative endeavour, murder, striving for fame – and sheer enjoyment. A5 paperback 192 pages *shipping prices for 1 copy to UK only. For more information on prices for Europe and the rest of the world or bulk orders please email info@stepbeachpress.co.uk.

Well-being

49 Ways to Write Yourself Well: The Science & Wisdom of Writing and Journaling - Jackee Holder

49 Ways to Write Yourself Well: The Science & Wisdom of Writing and Journaling - Jackee Holder

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Finally the book we’ve been waiting for. Writer and executive coach Jackee Holder has put pen to page to show how anyone can improve their confidence and well being. With the rise of the digital age, writing as a form of inquiry and reflection is fast becoming a forgotten art. The information and exercises will help you to build and maintain a regular writing practice for enhancing your well-being, as well as set up and maintain a journal. You will learn about the many values and benefits of writing uncovered by recent research, and how writing can help to boost your mental health and well-being. As a result, you will have a range of tools and writing techniques which you can draw on, and most importantly, enjoy a greater sense of your self. This book provides all that you need to be transformed by the writing process.Learn about how to use writing to: • identify and control your emotions • release emotional and mental blocks • apply therapeutic approaches to manage difficult feelings and emotions • practise coaching models on the page to gain new perspectives and solutions to work or personal challenges • reframe your relationship with yourself and others. Publication date: May 2013. 150 pages Interview on Vox Africa http://www.voxafrica.co.uk/stm/video/?v=0_4ekgk55l&p=1 Interview on InSpirit with Jumoke Fashola BBC Radio London http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01d75b8 Book Launch Interview with Rasheed Ogunlaru http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2bYRJqW7ME&feature=youtu.be *shipping prices for 1 copy to UK only. For more information on prices for Europe and the rest of the world or bulk orders please email info@stepbeachpress.co.uk. ALSO AVAILABLE IN EBOOK FORMAT FROM ONLINE DIGITAL RETAILERS

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49 Ways to Think Yourself Well: Mind Science in Practice One Step at a Time - Jan Alcoe and Emily Gajewski

49 Ways to Think Yourself Well: Mind Science in Practice One Step at a Time - Jan Alcoe and Emily Gajewski

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Written by two highly experienced therapists and trainers, 49 Ways to Think Yourself Well is a unique, dip-in guide full of information, techniques and simple practices to recover, enhance and sustain well-being. Many of us struggle to cope with the challenges of living in a complex and uncertain world, as evidenced by increasing rates of depression, anxiety, substance misuse, eating difficulties, insomnia and chronic health problems in our society. We can find ourselves caught in habits and patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving which get in the way living life in the way we would really like to. Drawing on a wide range of tried and tested approaches to improving mental health and well-being, including cognitive behaviour therapy, hypnotherapy, mindfulness, compassion-focused therapy and much more, this book makes the links between the science of the mind and how to feel better – physically, emotionally and mentally. It clearly shows how understanding the strong links between our thinking, emotions and behaviour can give us back control - to improve our physical health, overcome anxiety and negative thoughts, boost self-confidence and motivation, keep calm in the face of difficulty, improve our relationships and reach our personal goals. Includes a host of practical ways for boosting well-being on all levels. Publication Date: May 2013. 150 pages Audio interview: https://audioboo.fm/boos/2014593-jan-alcoe-on-49-ways-to-think-yourself-well *shipping prices for 1 copy to UK only. For more information on prices for Europe and the rest of the world or bulk orders please email info@stepbeachpress.co.uk. ALSO AVAILABLE IN EBOOK FORMAT FROM ONLINE DIGITAL RETAILERS

49 Ways to Eat Yourself Well: Nutritional Science One Bite at a Time - Martina Watts

49 Ways to Eat Yourself Well: Nutritional Science One Bite at a Time - Martina Watts

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Written by a leading nutritional therapist, this inspirational book guides and encourages lifelong healthy eating habits. With the advent of modern processed foods, we have long forgotten how our food and beverage choices can impact on how we feel and perform, and have been encouraged to tread the path of least resistance and convenience. Combining a nutrient-rich diet with its thousands of active components creates one of the most powerful factors of achieving consistently improved physical and mental health. This book highlights the associations between nutritional biochemistry and our general wellbeing. Its emphasis is on increasing long-term vitality and resilience, thereby improving our ability to survive and thrive in a rapidly changing environment. This is a book of motivational and practical ideas based on the latest evidence in nutrition science and can help us understand the importance of our relationship with food, allowing us to take responsibility for our own health. Its advantage is that it does not need to be read sequentially from cover to cover – one topic can be read at a time and the reader can dip in and out without having to have detailed knowledge or understanding of nutrition science. Find out how to boost immunity, balance blood sugar, regulate hormones, support digestion, reduce inflammation and improve concentration and mood. Handy self-help tips and easy, tasty snack recipes are included with each topic – useful for all those who want to “get ahead” and improve their quality of life! Publication date: May 2013.150 pages MSI/TNS radio feed through iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/tnsradio-debbies-pods/id579290914 MSI/TNS blog direct download http://www.tnsradio.com/uploads/7/1/4/8/7148904/food_for_thought-interview_with_martina_watts-100kbps.mp3 Natural Health Radio blog and download link http://naturalhealthradio.co.uk/martina-watts-nutritionist-and-author/ You Tunes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwDqfgDXzU0&feature=c4-overview&list=UUVXy9-Qc5T48Wczx4E47zbw *shipping prices for 1 copy to UK only. For more information on prices for Europe and the rest of the world or bulk orders please email info@stepbeachpress.co.uk. ALSO AVAILABLE IN EBOOK FORMAT FROM ONLINE DIGITAL RETAILERS

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49 Ways to Pull Yourself Together: A practical guide to designing and managing your life - Ron Iphofen

49 Ways to Pull Yourself Together: A practical guide to designing and managing your life - Ron Iphofen

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Written by an expert educator and researcher with many years’ experience in counselling and clinical hypnosis, this book is aimed at people who feel the need to somehow put their lives in order. That could be all of us! People seek books about sorting out their lives in the popular psychology sections of bookshops, but this is not an instruction manual. What it aims to do is provide stimulus material for people to create their own self-help manual, take action for themselves and control their own destiny. As an aid to steering their own lives, the book contains simple steps and plans of action, things to watch out for, and stimuli to choice and decision-making, all based on well-tried strategies, Sometimes people say: “I know these things”. But it is not enough to know them; what matters is that they DO them. The book is designed to encourage and guide those practical actions and warn against the obstacles or frustrations that might need to be overcome to achieve success in living, whether increased happiness, contentment or a sense of satisfaction and stability. This book ccontains narrative/anecdote, analogies, metaphor, evidence from self-help literature and practical advice on lifestyle management, and draws on psychology, time management, leadership and systems management sources. A5 paperback 150 pages *shipping prices for 1 copy to UK only. For more information on prices for Europe and the rest of the world or bulk orders please email info@stepbeachpress.co.uk.

49 Ways to Sexual Well-being: A practical guide for women - Frances Carter

49 Ways to Sexual Well-being: A practical guide for women - Frances Carter

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This book focuses on women’s sexuality, taking a positive approach to thinking about ways to fully experience, enjoy and explore their sense of themselves as sexual beings. Aiming to act as a friendly guide to those women who wish to discover or rediscover a sense of connection with their sexuality, it takes the reader on a journey to discover their sexual self by way of some ideas, suggestions and practical exercises, sometimes thought provoking and often light hearted. This book takes the view that by acknowledging the place that sexuality plays in all our lives we can make improvements in our confidence and sense of wellbeing. Unlike the traditional self-help sex manual focused on improving or mending a couple’s sex life, this book emphasises the importance of feeling sexual in or out of relationships. Content is clearly about feeling rather than doing, and embracing the part that our sexuality plays in our encounters with the world and with our sense of well-being. Aimed primarily at the female reader - whether single or in a relationship - this book provides evidence from sexuality research in an interesting and accessible way and takes a positive, rather than problem-orientated, view of sexuality. It is packed full of motivational and practical ideas to develop a vital part of well-being. A5 paperback 132 pages *shipping prices for 1 copy to UK only. For more information on prices for Europe and the rest of the world or bulk orders please email info@stepbeachpress.co.uk.

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