Books by Su Bristow
Books by Members: Su Bristow
What happens when magic collides with reality?
Donald is a young fisherman, eking out a lonely living on the west coast of Scotland. One night he witnesses something miraculous … and makes a terrible mistake. His action changes lives – not only his own, but those of his family and the entire tightly knit community in which they live. Can he ever atone for the wrong he has done, and can love grow when its foundation is violence?
Based on the legend of the selkies – seals who can transform into people –Sealskin is a magical story, evoking the harsh beauty of the landscape, the resilience of its people, both human and animal, and the triumph of hope over fear and prejudice. With exquisite grace, Exeter Novel Prize-winner Su Bristow transports us to a different world, subtly and beautifully exploring what it means to be an outsider, and our innate capacity for forgiveness and acceptance.
Rich with myth and magic, Sealskin is, nonetheless, a very human story, as relevant to our world as to the timeless place in which it is set. And it is, quite simply, unforgettable.
This excellent guide is divided into two sections. The first section looks at what herbs are, where you will find them and how they can be used – in medicine, cookery, aromatherapy and gardening. It explains which parts of the herbs are used, and how to cultivate, collect and store them.
The second part is a directory of 100 of the most widely-used herbs. It gives details on parts used, where they grow, cultivation, usage and appearance. The Herb Handbook is a comprehensive guide to herbs and their usage, and will prove an excellent introduction for beginners, as well as a useful reference work for more experienced herbalists
A simple, straightforward approach to herbal medicine, this fully illustrated volume features handy sections organized both by illness or body trouble and by herb. The herb directory has 35 herbs and explains the effects of each, including how it works, what to use it for, and cautions against certain uses. This clear guide discusses how herbs can be a part of health maintenance as medicines and nutrients, and how they have been helping people overcome physical and emotional aches and pains for centuries.
In these difficult and challenging times we are asking more from our relationships than ever before. To build strong, lasting relationships, we need a new set of skills. Falling in Love, Staying in Love is a powerful and moving examination of relationships and how to make them work. Using real-life examples, it explores love's uncharted territory in order to help us find our way into successful intimate relationships. Learn how to: Express your emotions; Improve your self-esteem; Develop your sexuality; Manage and resolve conflict; Live with passion and integrity; Use relationships as a tool for transformation and growth.
An examination of relationships and what makes them so difficult - and so essential to our happiness. It looks at how the old models of relationship which we observed in our parents no longer exist, and shows how we can create new models to meet the challenges and expectations of today.