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Standing on the Shoulders: Incredible Heroes and How They Inspire Us

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The new audiobook from the author of the best-selling Remarkable People contains a totally fresh batch of humble heroes whose actions, bravery and determination have helped shape their communities. It gives a really interesting insight into Strictly world & actually how much effort & thought goes into it! Very rarely have we had that sort of insight but I thought everyone spoke really positively of the show, what goes on behind the scenes etc it was a very good read! If you're coming to Coles by car, why not take advantage of the 2 hours free parking at Sainsbury's Pioneer Square - just follow the signs for Pioneer Square as you drive into Bicester and park in the multi-storey car park above the supermarket. Come down the travelators, exit Sainsbury's, turn right and follow the pedestrianised walkway to Crown Walk and turn right - and Coles will be right in front of you. You don't need to shop in Sainsbury's to get the free parking! Where to Find Us

The new book from the author of the bestselling Remarkable People contains a totally fresh batch of humble heroes whose actions, bravery and determination have helped shape their communities. As one of the UK’s leading journalists, Dan has made it his life work to focus on people who often act as the catalysts for change: the unheralded champions who frequently go without getting the recognition they deserve. As one of the UK's leading journalists, Dan has made it his life work to focus on people who often act as the catalysts for change: the unheralded champions who frequently go without getting the recognition they deserve.Thank you for the summaries everybody. If you can please let us know about the Nadiya chapter please

Rose is obviously quite prominent in the book & does the foreword so there is a great friendship between Rose & Dan obviously. He really admires her & looks up to her. It's not necessary to have read the first book, Remarkable People to get the most from this one. Dan does revisit a few people mentioned in the first book with an update on their lives since he last spoke to them and how they are progressing either personally with a particular cause.

Some (not all) of the stories are tragic and just so saddening but overall these are stories of optimism and hope and are uplifting and inspiring and show amazing strength of character. The subject of forgiveness in the face of such awful atrocity has its own chapter with Dan talking to people about their religious beliefs and why they have chosen to forgive rather than live a life of bitterness and hate.

Reys Got the book on my kindle. Only read the Rose chapter so far but really enjoyed it. She has a lovely relationship with her Mum. Also production were a fabulous input into this pairing and I now understand why Rose has been so praising of Strictly - Sarah James was a great force between the two of them and made sure Rose felt supported every step of the way and probably why Rose would’ve agreed to do another 10 weeks in a heartbeat if she had the chance! Think that’s a real testament how much she enjoyed the whole experience given how much she was pushing herself every week and not only the mentality of being the ‘deaf poster girl’ but also the physical challenge her body underwent too! History can be cruel and forgetful to those who don’t shout about their own success or good deeds, but Standing on the Shoulders is a beautifully-written and illuminating celebration of ordinary people and the extraordinary things they do. It is also a timely reminder of the goodness and positivity that drives us forward during challenging times.

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Nadiya's early life and how she made it as a ballroom champion, her inspiration (Slavik Krykliyvyy) how vital her Mum Larisa's support has been Not only a great insight into her relationship with her mum and what a (obvious!) supporter she is of her daughter but also a really good insight into the Rose & Gio relationship. It really made me appreciate Rose even more given what a strenuous few opening weeks she had (she quite rightly never let on) and how much Gio pushed her to be the version of herself only he could see at the time. I also have to congratulate Gio for all the thought he put into the CC routine & never accepting the ‘cheats’ route of how he gets out of that silent moment also not hearing the music alongside Rose.

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