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Stephanie Butland - Author

About the Author

As one of only 40 Master Trainers in de Bono thinking methods worldwide, and the only one in the UK, Stephanie Butland is an expert in thinking skills and creativity. She is an active blogger and fundraiser, and uses her unique skills to offer support to cancer sufferers.

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Other books by Stephanie Butland

The Curious Heart of Ailsa Rae

The Curious Heart of Ailsa Rae

Author: Stephanie Butland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/04/2018

If you loved LOST FOR WORDS, ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE and THE KEEPER OF LOST THINGS you'll love this. 'I loved it so much, I couldn't put it down . . . moving, funny and romantic. Utterly engaging from the first line to the last . . . impossible to put down' Katie Fforde 'It completely knocked my socks off - I devoured it in a single sitting! Wow. Just wow' Claudia Carroll Ailsa Rae is learning how to live. She's only a few months past the heart transplant that - just in time - saved her life. Life should be a joyful adventure. But . . . Her relationship with her mother is at breaking point and she wants to find her father. Have her friends left her behind? And she's felt so helpless for so long that she's let polls on her blog make her decisions for her. She barely knows where to start on her own. Then there's Lennox. Her best friend and one time lover. He was sick too. He didn't make it. And now she's supposed to face all of this without him. But her new heart is a bold heart. She just needs to learn to listen to it . . . Have you read LOST FOR WORDS, which readers are calling 'the best book of 2017'? Search 9781785762604.

La vida escondida entre los libros

La vida escondida entre los libros

Author: Stephanie Butland Format: eBook Release Date: 29/01/2018

Siempre puedes confiar en los libros para mantener tu secreto.Loveday Cardew prefiere los libros antes que las personas. Si te acercas a ella lo suficiente, podrs ver que lleva tatuadas las frases iniciales de las novelas que ms le gustan. Sin embargo, hay secretos de su pasado que jams te revelar. Quince aos atrs, Loveday perdi todo lo que tena y amaba en una fatdica noche. Aquel horrible acontecimiento la llev a convertir la librera en la que trabaja en su nico refugio, pero todo est a punto de cambiar: alguien que conoce su pasado est tratando de enviarle un mensaje, y no hay nada que ella pueda hacer para evitarlo. La vida escondida entre los libros es una novela tierna, irresistible, desgarradora y de una gran intensidad emocional; es un canto de amor a los libros, un bonito homenaje a la lectura y a todos quienes encuentran en ella su redencin. "e;Una novela nica y hermosa que logra crear con ingenio un clmax conmovedor"e;Tracy Buchanan"e;Inslita, inteligente es imposible dejar de leerla."e;Katie Forde"e;Loveday es un personaje maravilloso, me sedujo desde la primera pgina [] y su librera es el sueo de todo lector."e;Julie Cohen, Autora de Dear Thing"e;Loveday es atrabiliaria y encantadora. Me he enamorado de Archie y Nathan, de la librera y de la intriga."e;Carys Bray, Autora de A song for Issy Bradley y The museum of you"e;Una prosa exquisita y evocadora. Loveday es una herona temeraria y frgil a partes iguales. La inquietante historia de su pasado est narrada de una manera asombrosa."e;Tracy Rees, Autora de Amy snow

Ich treffe dich zwischen den Zeilen

Ich treffe dich zwischen den Zeilen

Author: Stephanie Butland Format: eBook Release Date: 27/09/2017

Ein Buch, das einen so schnell nicht mehr loslasst: Stephanie Butlands herzergreifender Roman erzahlt vom Wunder der Liebe und von der heilenden Kraft der Literatur. Mit Piercings und tiefschwarz gefrbten Haaren versucht Loveday, die Welt von sich fern zu halten. Sie ist ein wahrer Bchernarr, umgibt sich lieber mit Literatur als mit Menschen und trgt die Anfangsstze ihrer Lieblingsromane als Tattoos auf dem Krper. Wirklich wohl fhlt sie sich nur in Archies Antiquariat. Der alte Mann hat ihr nicht nur einen Job gegeben, er akzeptiert sie vor allem, ohne Fragen zu stellen. Als Loveday Nathan kennenlernt, scheint ihre Welt heller zu werden: Er nimmt sie mit zu einem Poetry-Slam, und die Gedichte ffnen beiden einen Weg, sich die Dinge mitzuteilen, fr die ihnen sonst die Worte fehlen. Zwischen den beiden entwickelt sich eine zarte Liebe. Doch dann werden im Antiquariat Bcher fr Loveday abgegeben, die sie zurck in ihre Kindheit fhren und schmerzhafte Erinnerungen an eine Familientragdie wecken, die sie nur zu gerne weiter verdrngt htte. Kann sie mit Archies und Nathans Hilfe endlich mit der Vergangenheit Frieden schlieen und ber die Ereignisse hinwegkommen, die ihr Leben so sehr erschttert haben?Ein wunderschner Roman ber Familie, Liebe, Verlust und Vergangenheitsbewltigung mithilfe der besonderen Kraft der Literatur.

Lost For Words

Lost For Words

Author: Stephanie Butland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/04/2017

Compelling, irresistible, feel-good read. Perfect for fans of The Keeper of Lost Things and Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. 'Quirky, clever and unputdownable' Katie Fforde 'An exquisite story' Liz Fenwick 'Burns fiercely with love and hurt' Linda Green 'I cried like a motherf***er' Shelley Harris 'Intriguing and touching' SUNDAY EXPRESS 'An appealing character with a fascinating hinterland' DAILY MAIL 'A beautiful book' PRIMA THIS BOOKSHOP KEEPS MANY SECRETS . . . Loveday Cardew prefers books to people. If you look carefully, you might glimpse the first lines of the novels she loves most tattooed on her skin. But there are some things Loveday will never show you. Into her refuge - the York book emporium where she works - come a poet, a lover, a friend, and three mysterious deliveries, each of which stirs unsettling memories. Everything is about to change for Loveday. Someone knows about her past and she can't hide any longer. She must decide who around her she can trust. Can she find the courage to right a heartbreaking wrong? And will she ever find the words to tell her own story? It's time to turn the pages of her past . . . Praise for Lost for Words: 'Loveday is a marvellous character and she captured my heart from the very first page . . . and her bookshop is the bookshop of readers' dreams.' Julie Cohen, bestselling author of Dear Thing 'Loveday is so spiky and likeable. I so loved Archie, Nathan and the book shop and the unfolding mystery' Carys Bray, author of A Song For Issy Bradley and The Museum of You 'Beautifully written and atmospheric. Loveday is an endearing heroine, full of attitude and fragility. The haunting story of her past is brilliantly revealed.' Tracy Rees, Sunday Times top ten bestselling author of Amy Snow What you are saying about Lost for Words: 'Best book by far I've read this year' 'Sat in tears, stunned in silence . . . by far my new favourite book' 'I loved everything about Lost for Words' 'This is a truly magical book' 'Warm, wise and funny tale . . . with a dark and shocking twist' 'Could not put it down - absolutely, utterly loved it and hung on every word' 'I loved smart, spiky, sad Loveday and cried real tears' 'Will melt your heart and make you cry' 'Everything you could want from a book' 'One of the best books I have ever read' 'Loved this book. I laughed & cried & gripped the edge of the seat at times' 'A book you keep in your bag and can't wait for another spare 15 minutes to read some more' 'I laughed, I cried and, more importantly, I couldn't put the book down' If you loved Lost for Words, don't miss Stephanie Butland's next book, where Ailsa Rae learns how to live . . . Search for The Curious Heart of Ailsa Rae (9781785764417).

The Other Half Of My Heart

The Other Half Of My Heart

Author: Stephanie Butland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/10/2015

It smelled bittersweetly of sourdough, and there was the trace of hot, fresh bread in the air. She took a deep breath and unlocked the door Fifteen years ago Bettina May's life's veered off course in one disastrous night. Still reeling from the shock of losing everything she thought was hers, Bettina opens a bakery in a village and throws herself into the comfort of bread-making. She spends her days kneading dough and measuring ingredients. She meets someone. She begins to heal. Until someone who knows what happens that night walks into Bettina's bakery. In the pause of a heartbeat, fifteen years disappear and Bettina remembers a time she thought was lost for ever . . . Can she ever go back?

Letters To My Husband

Letters To My Husband

Author: Stephanie Butland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/04/2015

'An immensely powerful, and ultimately uplifting, debut novel' Katie Fforde 'Heartbreaking, insightful, gripping and beautifully crafted' Jane Wenham Jones Dear Mike, I can't believe that it's true. You wouldn't do this to me. You promised. Elizabeth knows that her husband is kind and good and that he loves her unconditionally. She knows she hasn't been herself lately but that, even so, they are happy. But Elizabeth's world is turned upside down when Mike dies in a tragic drowning accident. Suddenly everything Elizabeth knows about her husband is thrown into doubt. Why would he sacrifice his own life, knowing he'd never see his wife again? And what exactly was he doing at the lake that night? Elizabeth knows that writing to Mike won't bring him back, but she needs to talk to him now more than ever . . . How much can you ever know about the people you love? Originally published in hardback as Surrounded by Water

Thrive The Bah! Guide to Wellness After cancer

Thrive The Bah! Guide to Wellness After cancer

Author: Stephanie Butland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2012

There's still a part of us that thinks surviving cancer is a bit of freakish good fortune - the medical equivalent of having a cannonball go right through your middle and living to tell the tale - and so often it's hard to know how to 'do' life after cancer. Thrive: The Bah! Guide to Wellness after cancer focuses on moving on from a major physical, social and psychological trauma. Like Stephanie's first book, How I Said Bah! to cancer: A Guide to Thinking, Laughing, Living, and Dancing Your Way Through, Thrive uses a blend of storytelling, practical advice, humour, thinking techniques and strategies, visualisations, meditations, questions, candour and common sense designed to help those who have had a cancer to get from survival to a place where they are truly thriving.