Waterstones

Is this your shop? Control your presence on Shopwiki by opening a free account on Merchant Fusion!
Sample Offers
A collection of six mini story books featuring Thomas & Friends. Perfect for taking out and about, these little stories will keep little Thomas & Friends fans entertained for hours!
This is the winner of the Nickelodeon 2014 Kids Choice Awards for 'Favourite Book'. The Wimpy Kid is back! In the most hotly-anticipated children's book release of the year, the hilarious, globally-bestselling and award-winning Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, sees book 8 hit our shelves this November! Greg Heffley's on a losing streak. His best friend, Rowley Jefferson, has ditched him, and finding new friends in middle school is proving to be a tough task. To change his fortunes, Greg decides to take...
Rose Red finally and formally takes on the mantle of Paladin of Hope to heroically rally the Fables in the tragic aftermath of "Snow White." A new dark age calls for a new Round Table, with modern knights willing to take on a sacred quest to reassemble the shattered pieces of Fabletown. It collects issues numbered 130-140 of this 14-time Eisner-Award-winning series.
Chris d'Lacey's wonderful storytelling takes us on a journey with familiar characters - in an unfamiliar place. Evil Aunts, intriguing firebirds and a dangerous universe await in another action-packed, compelling story.
I bought this book for my daughter on a day out to the museum. It has lots of pictures and information. It`s a brilliant way to help them learn and remember their day out! She was able to take into school and talk about what she has seen in the museum.
If you want to feel miserable and depressed, read this book! If you want a happy love story, avoid John Green at all costs. Buying his books is essentially paying him to make you feel like poop. SPOILER ALERT, he can't write a love story without killing a character just as you start to feel like things are looking up. John Green is a miserable man. I highly disliked The Fault In Our Stars so I picked this up hoping it would redeem him. It did the opposite. Never again will I read a book written by...
A useful and complete identification guide aimed at amateurs and professionals alike. The illustrations are accurate and easy to refer to and show the variations in colouring between males, females and juveniles. The explainations and advice given in the introduction is particularly useful for beginners and is a useful reminder to more experienced ornithologists. My only critique is the size of the book as it makes it a little awkward and heavy for a day out in the field (admittedly this can't really...
'Someone called and said Kurt died. I just f*****g lost it.' He has sold over 40 million albums. He's been in bands that have changed popular music forever. He saw his best friend commit suicide. He starts supergroups. He's the nicest guy in rock. From Nirvana to Foo Fighters, from brotherhood to bitter rivalry, from breathless highs to lifeless lows, Paul Brannigan gives an unparalleled, intimate and extraordinary account of the life and times of Dave Grohl. In 1990, little-known punk-metal upstarts...
Winnie and Wilbur often find themselves in a crowd. Whether they're enjoying a day at the seaside or queuing outside the museum, the incredible details in Korky Paul's spectacular scenes provide a challenge for the most eagle-eyed Winnie fans. Can you find that cat with an eye-patch, that duck in a hurry, or that wizard with a long, white beard? In this search-and-find book every picture is crammed with things to spot, people to meet, and funny details to enjoy. So what are you waiting for? Let the...
Let nature's beauty inspire you as you colour in and complete the beautiful and intricate patterns and shapes in this book. Glorious Gardens uses Mother Nature as its inspiration in providing only the most organic and vibrant illustrations imaginable so you can unwind and relax as you embrace your artistic side. With over one hundred pages to colour, you'll never get tired of trawling the depths of your inner creative.
This journal has allowed me to express my anger and sadness in a healthy way. This book has also helped me whenever I get stressed as I can escaped to this book and get lost in the activities. This book has quite literally changed my life.
From Axolotl to Zebrafish, discover a host of barely imagined beings: real creatures that are often more astonishing than anything dreamt in the pages of a medieval bestiary. Ranging from the depths of the ocean to the most arid corners of the earth, Caspar Henderson captures the beauty and bizarreness of the many living forms we thought we knew and some we could never have contemplated, inviting us to better imagine the precarious world we inhabit. A witty, vivid blend of pioneering natural history...
A pilot stranded in the desert awakes one morning to see, standing before him, the most extraordinary little fellow. "Please," asks the stranger, "draw me a sheep." And the pilot realizes that when life's events are too difficult to understand, there is no choice but to succumb to their mysteries. He pulls out pencil and paper...Thus begins this wise and enchanting fable that, in teaching the secret of what is really important in life, has changed the world forever for its readers. Often seen as...
Over the last 30 years Alastair Down has both described the sport of horseracing with a rare wit and reported from the heat of the action as senior presenter on Channel 4 racing - a unique combination which makes him the sport's most popular and keenly followed chronicler. The Down Side is the long awaited collection of his very best writings. Whether making a passionate case that the rain-sodden 2001 Grand National should not have been run, or catching the overflowing emotion of the Cheltenham Gold...
Does just as the title implies, this short biography offers a simple yet honest journey through the life of one of the world's greatest minds. This is a piece of writing that explores his academic life more so than his personal life, yet we are offered small windows into the trials faced in Hawking's private relationships and the unerring respect he has for his children. It was interesting to read about a man that is understandably irksome (at times) over being defined by his disability when he should...
Knowing next to nothing about the stock market I read this having loved Michael Lewis' other books, he seems to be able to turn any subject into a good tale, in Flashboys he explores the reasons why the key players got involved in high frequency trading and humanises them along the way. There is nothing dry here, whenever I seemed to get a bit lost amongst share prices and data speeds he manages to summarise in a way that at least gives me the impression that I understand. It's an admirable piece...
*AUDIO BOOK VERSION* This audio book is a gem. It is fascinating in terms of the content and details about each object examined, which extend right back to a stone-age knife from Africa which is almost two million years old, and ends with a contemporary solar- powered torch. The individual objects are examined and described by Neil MacGregor, a brilliant and knowledgeable guide for the adventure, and experts are also interviewed for their own takes on the article in question. The collection of pieces...
The number 1 bestseller! In this brand-new official tie-in to Mary's much-anticipated BBC2 series, the nation's best-loved home cook invites you into her kitchen to share the secrets of her favourite dishes to make for family and friends. Mary Berry Cooks features all the recipes from the show, along with Mary's menus for each episode - from a warming Kitchen Supper or a Sunday Roast to a Summer Buffet or an Afternoon Tea. This all-new collection of 100 mouth-watering, simple recipes offers the perfect...
As always with john Connolly this is an excellently written book that has great characters, great storyline and a depth that is, I feel, lacking in other more successful modern authors. Charlie Parker is a character that possesses a depth of emotion that many "heroes" in modern literature do not have. This is down to the patience to develop the character over a series of novels. I have read all of the Charlie Parker novels and John Connolly is my favourite author by far. if I was to pick one aspect...
The third of six titles, set in a thrilling world of wild cats, where epic battles for territory and honour are played out. Allegiances are shifting among the Clans of warrior cats that roam the forest. With tensions so delicately balanced, former friends can become enemies overnight, and some cats are willing to kill to get what they want. Fireheart is determined to find out the truth about the mysterious death of brave ThunderClan warrior Redtail. But as he searches for answers, he uncovers secrets...
This "Haynes Manual" is an inventive, informative and entertaining guide to the world's foremost rescue organisation. Featuring cutaway drawings, detailed diagrams, colour illustrations and photographs, it provides the ultimate insight into the secrets of the fabulous International Rescue team, including in-depth examinations of the Thunderbirds craft and other vehicles. Intended for International Rescue field agents, this "Haynes Manual" includes an introduction by Jeff Tracy and operational procedures...
This is a fantastic book for both children and parents. Amusingly illustrated and written with humour and rhythm that makes reading this aloud enjoyable. Parents will see themselves and their ‘jobs’ captured on the page and children will delight in seeing their adventures illustrated here. This really is a book that everyone will love.
Three and a half years ago former Grant County medical examiner Sara Linton moved to Atlanta hoping to leave her tragic past behind her. Now working as a doctor in Atlanta's Grady Hospital, she is starting to piece her life together. But when a severely wounded young woman is brought in to the emergency room, she finds herself drawn back into a world of violence and terror. The woman has been hit by a car but, naked and brutalised, it's clear that she has been the prey of a twisted mind. When Special...
Environmental Economics in Theory and Practice is an ideal text for students taking advanced courses in environmental and natural resource economics. This completely revised and updated edition covers all the major topics in the field, including the economics of sustainable development, market failure and mechanism design, pollution taxes and tradable permits, trans-boundary pollution, non-renewable and renewable resources (including both fisheries and forests), environmental valuation, risk, and...
This book documents in pictures the most exciting and diverse period in fashion: from 1900 to today, covering high society, uniforms, sportswear, streetwear and couture. It will appeal to everyone with an interest in fashion as well as students. The last hundred or so years bore witness to the transformation of womens fashion. The restrictive corsetry of the early twentieth century gave way to looser styles such as those made fashionable by French fashion designer Paul Poiret. As womens lives changed...
This is delightful little book about the bumblebee, written by Goulson, one of the few people who are experts on this amazing insect. In the book he explains about the different species that we have in this country, and outlines some of the research projects that he has been doing on the populations of these bees, re-introduction programmes and other projects that his students have undertaken. He writes about a property that he bought in France, that he is turning the brass back into a wildlife meadow...
Our most cherished cartoon bird shares his wisdom on life in this beautifully produced gift book for all generations. From his perch on top of Snoopy's doghouse, Woodstock spends his days trying (and failing) to fly, falling in love with worms and striving to be an exemplary secretary to Snoopy. For the millions of faithful Charles Schulz fans, and those who fondly remember Snoopy's scrappy side-kick, this is the first in a new series to cherish that will see the beguiling Peanuts gang share their...
In Minecraft, you're never alone and the threat of attack is constant. How can you survive? The Official Combat Handbook will teach you everything you need to know to defend yourself from hostile monsters and enemy players. You can learn how to build a fort, craft armour and weapons, set mob traps, defeat your enemies in one-to-one combat, and battle your way out of the Nether and the End. With tips from many Minecraft experts, you'll be a formidable Minecraft warrior in no time!
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders, but it is puzzling for those who have it and for the doctors who treat it. The term 'irritable' is used to describe the reaction of the muscles in the intestine, which respond to stress by abnormal contractions which may result in various combinations of the three main symptoms of IBS: pain, diarrhoea and constipation. There is no test that can show whether or not you have IBS. Nor is there any clear-cut cure for...
This is the first book in the thrilling, chilling new series from no. 1 bestselling author of Gone, Michael Grant. I remembered my name - Mara. But, standing in that ghostly place, faced with the solemn young man in the black coat with silver skulls for buttons, I could recall nothing else about myself. And then the games began. Think you know the meaning of suspense? Think again...The Messenger sees the darkness in young hearts, and the damage it inflicts upon the world. If they go unpunished, he...
Readers can discover all the foul facts about the Cut-throat Celts, including why weird Celt warriors fought with no clothes on, how to preserve your enemy's brain and why the Celts laughed at funerals. With a bold new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. Revised by the author to make HORRIBLE HISTORIES more accessible to young readers. www.horrible-histories.co.uk
Four-volume boxed-set edition of The Lord of the Rings in hardback, featuring Tolkien's original unused dust-jacket designs, together with fourth hardback volume, The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion. Includes special features and the definitive edition of the text. Since it was first published in 1954, The Lord of the Rings has been a book people have treasured. Steeped in unrivalled magic and otherworldliness, its sweeping fantasy has touched the hearts of young and old alike, with one hundred...
"Fifty Shades of Grey". When literature student Anastasia Steele interviews successful entrepreneur Christian Grey, she finds him very attractive and deeply intimidating. Unworldly and innocent, Ana is shocked to find she wants this man, and excited when she realises that Christian wants her too. As they embark on a passionate love affair, Ana discovers more about her own desires, as well as the dark secrets Christian keeps hidden away from public view . "Fifty Shades Darker" Daunted by the dark...
Chris Riddell joins Quentin Blake, Helen Oxenbury, Oliver Jeffers and Emma Chichester Clark, who have all reimagined Blyton's best-loved characters for today's readers. These anniversary editions of the classic texts of Enid Blyton's most beloved series benefit the House of Illustration, the world's first dedicated home for the art of illustration. (www.houseofillustration.org.uk) A caravan holiday for the Famous Five is bound to be an adventure! And when they stumble across a circus troupe, the...
First came the phenomenal bestselling Mixed up Fairy Tales with sales over 100,000 copies to date, and now comes Mixed up Nursery Rhymes! This ingenious split-page book lets you create your own hilarious versions of the most-loved rhymes. The total number of mix ups is 1728 combinations! What would happen if Little Miss Muffett went up the hill to fetch an army of ten thousand men? Includes: Jack and Jill, Little Miss Muffett, The Grand Old Duke of York, Little Jack Horner, Polly Put the Kettle On...
Divergent is a novel that is best read prior to viewing the film adaptation, for the reason that you can only truly feel connected with the world of Beatrice Prior by reading Veronica Roth's detailed descriptions of this dystopian period. Whilst there are many elements of The Hunger Games in this novel (in that the characters live in a dangerous and somewhat undesirable society), Divergent is unique due to Roth's depiction of a juxtaposition between the struggles of love and friendship, and the tribulations...
Having first seen these comic clips on Facebook I just had to get the book. I certainly was not disappointed. It is funny from start to finish. It's almost like the author can see in to the homes of all dog owners, as his perceptions of the dogs are so accurate. A great Christmas present for any dog lover.
Retelling the most spectacular cock-ups in military history, this graphic account has a great deal to say about the psychology of military incompetence and the reasons even the most well-oiled military machines inflict disaster upon themselves. Beginning in AD9 with the massacre of Varus and his legions in the Black Forest all the way up to present day conflict in Afghanistan, it analyses why things go wrong on the battlefield and who is to blame.
Kim Philby was the most notorious British defector and Soviet mole in history. Agent, double agent, traitor and enigma, he betrayed every secret of Allied operations to the Russians in the early years of the Cold War. Philby's two closest friends in the intelligence world, Nicholas Elliott of MI6 and James Jesus Angleton, the CIA intelligence chief, thought they knew Philby better than anyone, and then discovered they had not known him at all. This is a story of intimate duplicity; of loyalty, trust...
Expecting an in-depth Chemistry thesis, I was quite pleasantly surprised by the nature of the book, which held me captivated throughout the duration of reading. I really enjoyed the narrative perspective of the piece; myself, being torn between biochemical inclinations and literary pursuits! Although, this book does remain largely scientific, it contains hints of compassion and culture thrusted into the chemical lattice. It was an inspiring piece, that gave my textbook knowledge of Chemistry, a practical...
While I thoroughly enjoyed this book, I have to admit that the chapters which dealt with financial matters did go right over my head and left me feeling a bit stupid - but when Silver was looking a baseball, chess, gambling and the weather, I found myself hooked. While I don't feel that this book is really the self-help guide it claims to be, for the layman it's still an excellent exploration of how people try and drag meaningful information (the signal) out of all the mass of available data (the...
In the heart-warming Lost and Found, discover tales from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home that celebrate the power of animals to transform people's lives. We hear from the young boy whose Battersea dog helped him to deal with a serious autoimmune disease, and from a woman whose Staffie was the friend who got her through cancer. We meet the couple who were brought together by a Battersea dog; the man who took on a three-legged kitten which changed his life; and the former Battersea hound who became a search...
Gerard Lee Bevan was the model of an Edwardian swell - arrogant, smooth, well-connected and highly cultured. He married money and influence - his wife Sophie Kenrick was a cousin of the future prime minister Neville Chamberlain - and over the years he kept a string of showgirl mistresses. But his was a success built on fraud and deception, and eventually Bevan could sustain the fiction no longer. After a series of desperate swerves, he fled the country on 8 February 1922, abandoning his family and...
I absolutely loved this book, it was very well written and the story line develops wonderfully. It is easy reading, but also really captures your attention, I read it in a single night and literally couldn't put it down, then felt slightly bereft at having finished it so fast and not waiting to savor it! I would recommend it to anyone of all ages (I'm 17) as a really thought provoking, but fun to read, book.
I loved this. Crime novels aren't usually my genre of choice, and I admit I picked this up once I knew it was written by JK Rowling, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. What I liked most was how character-driven it is: for a large part of the book, the story is more about Strike (an unusual protagonist) and Robin than about the crime itself. I'm really looking forward to reading the second one.
Lee Child does it again, Personal is pace perfect, vicious and written with enough mystery and suspense to keep the narrative from drying out and becoming just another generic thriller. I will never tire of Jack Reacher, his unwillingness to fail and his righteous, albeit vigilante, style of justice harkens to comic book super heroes and the now iconic Jack Bauer of 24. I also love that Child drip feeds you just a little bit more of Reacher's past to keep empathy levels at a reasonable ebb, so as...
Ellen gets a big shock when her double appears out of the bathroom mirror. Only Mirror-Belle is a double with a difference! She is a princess, and a very mischievous one at that. Whether she's wreaking havoc in a department store, riding the ghost train at the fair or seeing off bullies in the playground, Princess Mirror-Belle is a princess with a purpose - to cause as much trouble as possible!
You're alone in a mysterious new world, full of hidden dangers. You have only minutes to find food and shelter before darkness falls and the monsters come looking for you. What do you do? The Official Minecraft Beginner's Handbook might just save your life. You can learn how to make a shelter, find resources, craft tools, armour and weapons, and protect yourself from monsters. With tips from Minecraft experts, as well as creator Notch himself, this is the definitive guide to how to survive your...
Torak has survived the summer and his heart-stopping adventure in the Seal Islands. He and Wolf are together again. But their reunion is all too short-lived. As mid winter approaches Torak learns the worst from the White Fox clan - Wolf has been snatched. In a desperate bid to rescue him, Torak and Renn must brave the frozen wilderness of the Far North. They tread a deadly dangerous path as they step into a world of deceit, treachery and lies and come face to face with the the most powerful and...
This CGP Workout Book is packed with enjoyable practice exercises for Year 5 KS2 Maths (ages 9-10). Presented in a fun and friendly style, it's a great way to help make sure children have really got to grips with all the important topics. Answers are included in a removable section at the back of the book, so it's simple to find out how well they're progressing.
A four-level skills series for adults and young adults Learners can develop the skills they need to use English confidently wherever they are - at home, at work, travelling, studying or just in social situations with English-speaking friends. This edition comes with answers and audio CD.
I was expecting to love this book; I loved Rebecca, it's set by the coast, it's dark and intense, it involves smuggling. But it fell short and I think the main reasons for this were the irritating characters, perhaps the way they had been developed, the dialogue wasn't really as good as I think Daphne du Maurier can be - perhaps it is the maturity of her later work that I found lacking, and it generally doesn't give the reader much room to think - you feel every point is really hammered home and...
From the Large Hadron Collider rap to the sins of Isaac Newton, The Science Magpie is a compelling collection of scientific curiosities. Expand your knowledge as you view the history of the Earth on the face of a clock, tremble at the power of the Richter scale and learn how to measure the speed of light in your kitchen. Skip through time with Darwin's note on the pros and cons of marriage, take part in an 1858 Cambridge exam, meet the African schoolboy with a scientific puzzle named after him and...
A perfect toy for the Mozart in your family. Key up some excitement. This synthesizer replica is a fascinating 3D puzzle. Micro-sized nano building blocks enable you to execute even the finest details like never before. This little synthesizer fits in the palm of your hand.
I'm currently reading this book for my English literature and language A-level and I can honestly say it is really worth the read! The way Ms.Carter has crafted her texts really does pull you right into her stories. The powerful metaphors and similes she uses are just breath taking, not to mention the way she plays around with punctuation; she was one clever women.
Nigel Slater has fallen in love...with his vegetable patch. The TV chef and bestselling author has devoted this entire book to the beauty and versatility of home-grown vegetables and the results are both delicious and inspirational. With over 600 pages which celebrate his small but perfectly formed vegetable garden, Nigel takes the reader by the hand and guides us around each bed and patch providing an incredible range of recipes and helpful hints on how to get the best out of the space we have to...
A comprehensive introduction to an important and fascinating subject, this exceptional new title is published to coincide with the 60th Anniversary of VE Day. Paul Dowswell's informative and accessible text will immerse readers in the era, and hand-coloured black and white photographs give a unique and atmospheric look. Provides a genuinely international perspective, showing how people all over the world were affected by the war.
The second instalment of The Infernal Devices follows Tessa and her two dashing Shadowhunter companions, Will and Jem, as they travel throughout Victorian England seeking the full truth behind the Magister's sinister plot. Tessa feels herself growing closer to Jem, but Will continues to infuriate her - moody and aloof, she can't tell what he feels for her ...or quite what she feels for him.
Kate the Royal Wedding Fairy makes sure that all weddings are happy and magical! But when mean Jack Frost steals the True Love Crown, the Fairyland royal wedding is sure to be a disaster. Can Kirsty and Rachel find the crown so the royal couple will live happily ever after...?
Designed for young children who are just beginning to read alone and are looking for lively stories to tackle. Colurful pictures combine with narrative text written to encourage reading skills for developing and emergent readers. AGe 5+
The fifth screamingly funny novel from David Walliams, number one bestseller and fastest growing children's author in the country, now available in paperback. From the bestselling author of Gangsta Granny and Demon Dentist comes another hilarious, action-packed and touching novel - the story of a little girl called Zoe. Things are not looking good for Zoe. Her stepmother Sheila is so lazy she gets Zoe to pick her nose for her. The school bully Tina Trotts makes her life a misery - mainly by flobbing...
For the linear specification first teaching 2012 * This Revision Workbook delivers hassle-free question practice, covering one topic per page and avoiding lengthy set up time. * Build your confidence with guided practice questions, before moving onto unguided questions and practice exam papers. * Target grades on the page allow you to progress at the right speed. Exam Alerts highlight common pitfalls and misconceptions in exam questions. * With one-to-one page correspondence between this Workbook...
Dangerous Creatures is a new series set in the world of the number 1 bestselling Beautiful Creatures series (Now a Major film) by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. Some loves are cursed ...others are dangerous. Ridley Duchannes will be the first to tell you that she's a bad girl. She's Dark. She's a Siren. You can never trust her, or even yourself when she's around. Lucky for her, Wesley 'Link' Lincoln can never seem to remember that; quarter Incubus or not, his heart is Mortal when it comes to Ridley...
Dress King Arthur, Queen Guinevere and the Knights of the Round Table in outfits suitable for their various pursuits and activities, using the stickers provided. Learn more about what people wore during the medieval period, including the fashions at court and, of course, the knights' armour.
"The Rough Guide to Vienna" is the ultimate guide to one of Europe's most elegant and civilised capital cities. From the world-class art galleries and museums full of Art Nouveau and Modernist pieces to getting off the beaten track and exploring the narrow, cobbled backstreets of the Innere Stadt or the lively cafes and bars of the Naschmarkt area, this guide covers it all. Frank, incisive reviews take you straight to the best of the city's coffee houses, restaurants and nightlife venues, from the...
Britain's Holiest Places is now a major six part BBC4 Series Pagans and Pilgrims: Britain's Holiest Places. Britain's Holiest Places reveals the astonishing spiritual heritage lying hidden in every corner of our country. The result of a five-year journey from Orkney to the Channel Islands, it opens up a remarkable landscape shaped by centuries of faith. There is something to surprise and enlighten anyone with a sense of the sacred - from miraculous healing pools, astounding works of devotional art...
The fourth book in the Science of Discworld series, and this time around dealing with The Really Big Questions, Terry Pratchett's brilliant new Discworld story Judgement Day is annotated with very big footnotes (the interleaving chapters) by mathematician Ian Stewart and biologist Jack Cohen, to bring you a mind-mangling combination of fiction, cutting-edge science and philosophy. Marjorie Daw is a librarian, and takes her job - and indeed the truth of words - very seriously. She doesn't know it...
There's nothing that can't be built in Minecraft, but with so many possibilities, where do you start? And how will you ever match the creative style of the experts? The official Minecraft Construction Handbook is packed with tips and step-by-step instructions from master build team FyreUK. You'll learn how to construct houses, bridges, ships, floating islands and rollercoasters of the highest quality. Plus, check out some of the most awe-inspiring community builds to fuel your own creative genius...
In fewer than fifty years videogames have become one of the most popular forms of entertainment, but which are the best games, the ones you must play? This action packed book presents the best videogames from around the world - from 80's classic Donkey Kong to Doom, Frogger and Final Fantasy. Covering everything from old favourites to those breaking new ground, these are the games that should not be missed. Video game expert Tony Mott presents 1001 of the best video games from around the world and...
This is a story for children who have lost someone they love. Eric is a sand dragon who loves the sea very much. Each day, he watches it going out and coming back. His sea is beautiful indeed to him. But one day, the sea goes out and does not come back. Eric waits and waits, but it does not come back. So he falls on the sand in terrible pain. It feels to him as if he has lost everything. After many bleak days, Eric sees a little wild flower. It is dying. Eric knows he must save it. He finds water...
A Borgesian-style rendition of the classic theme of the Doppelganger, Nobel Prize winner Saramago takes the reader to a lucid yet surreal world where Senhor Afonso discovers his double in a film. Against his better judgement, he seeks out his nemesis and finds that with his identity at stake, the world is not big enough for them both...the problem is, his double has the same idea. Alongside "Blindness", "The Double" is my favourite Saramago novel. He definitely deserved the Nobel Prize for Literature...
Dr Michael Mosley and Peta Bee investigate the fascinating science behind a radical new approach to exercise, one that is incredibly time efficient. Research done by leading sports scientists has shown the extraordinary impact that *ultra short bursts* of high intensity intermittent training can have, whether you are an athlete or a sedentary couch potato. In Fast Exercise, Michael Mosley, a sloth, teams up with super-fit health journalist Peta Bee to dispel myths and show you how to get the most...
This book is an amazing read that really shows how much gall, commitment and determination goes into polar exploration. This book really feels like it comes directly off Fiennes' pen - the problem is I'm not sure this book was proof read. There are quite a few errors in the book (such as stating the human core body temperature is 100C), however though a little annoying it actually made me feel like this book hadn't been altered vastly by hordes of editors. Overall this book is a fascinating read...
Like all great cartoon creations, from Peanuts to Asterix, from Garfield to Tintin, Simon's Cat has continued to evolve by introducing new characters and developing new storylines. After the runaway success of the orignial book, Simon Tofield returned last year with the further adventures of his feline 'beyond the fence.' Now we welcome a cuddly new addition to the family in the form of Simon's Kitten. It's an adorable new chapter which is sure to delight Simon's millions of fans.
This new 2008 edition of this popular course has been fully revised to support the new specifications. It includes engaging bridging material at AS Level to keep students motivated and learning with topics that interest them, plus updated content to deliver the specification easily and effectively.
Earlier this year I read The Maze Runner and I was not disappointed. It is in the young adult section however, I would recommend this book to everyone! I fell in love the moment I read the first sentence. I have never before read a book that makes you fell exactly like the main character. When Thomas laughed I laughed, when he smiled I smiled, when he was scared I was scared. The Maze Runner is now my favourite book!
I have already finished the entire series - the books keep getting better and...
As most of you know The Wolf of Wall Street is now a major film. Like most films taken from books I always like to read them first before I watch. If you are easily put off by foul and abusive language then this book is certainly not for you. If however you don't mind the language along with corruption, greed, drugs, sex & pure wildness then this is the book for you. Jordan Belfort writes a brutally honest account of his life during the late eighty's into the nineties on how he changed Wall Street...
Being sent a proof of this edition of The Owl and The Pussycat sent me back to my childhood and being read an incredible pea-green edition by my granny. This new edition has wonderful illustrations which will really appeal to a new audience, and will be a rediscovery for many parents of a certain age. My first impression was that the illustrations would appeal more to parents rather than children, however my two (aged 5 and 2) love them. The piggy-wig (with a ring at the end of his nose, his nose...
Whether you're a first-time visitor or an experienced Prommer, plan your summer through the 2014 BBC Proms season with the official Proms Guide. It contains: brand-new articles on featured composers, insights on performers, new music and Proms Plus events; an introduction to the season from Roger Wright, Director of the BBC Proms and Controller of BBC Radio 3; full listings for every concert and event - repertoire, performers, time, location, ticket and broadcast information; details on how to book...
This beautiful hardback "Ladybird" edition of "Rapunzel" is a perfect first illustrated introduction to this classic fairy tale for young readers from 3+. The tale is sensitively retold, retaining all the key parts of the story beginning with Rapunzel's imprisonment in the tower by a wicked witch through to her meeting and falling in love with a handsome prince. Other exciting titles in the "Ladybird Tales" series include "Rumpelstiltskin", "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves", "Sleeping Beauty", ...
This revision guide will prepare you for exam success in six easy steps. It covers all the key content on your course in a user-friendly format and is packed with features to help you boost your revision and maximise your marks. Letts GCSE Success revision guides will put you on the path to exam success in six simple steps: 1. Revise - all the key concepts and skills that you need for your exams are covered in a clear and user-friendly format 2. Boost Your Memory - these revision tips will help you...
A lonely little girl whispers in the ear of a marble statue and breathes life into his soul...And so the magic in this wonderful story book from one of our finest writer/illustrators begins to weave its web.
at the moment i am only just over half way through this book and i am already in love with it i have heard from a friend what happens , but reading it has still been as great as if i were to read it and not know what happens i can absolutely say that this book is a real page turner and i have never read a book quicker than this one in my life. i hope you can find the time to sit down and give it a go x
This was a christmas present for my 10 year old daughter who has recently discovered minecraft. It hasn't been out of her hand since- she's even used it as a reading book at school - she thinks it's amazing!
If you are looking for a 'training manual' telling you how to cope with your 'problem' dog you’ll be disappointed. However if you are looking for an in depth look at how the domestic dog came about, an insight into it’s psychology, how it’s behaviour is shaped by early interactions and genetics, then this is the book for you. Bradshaw has written a comprehensive intellectual history of one of our most beloved pets. He reviews experiments and studies and explains how the ancient wolf developed...
It's time for Peppa to get busy with lots of activities and stickers! There are puzzles to test young minds, stickers to improve co-ordination and so much Peppa Pig fun that little ones will be happy as piggies in muddy puddles for hours.
I found a quote that sums up how i felt about Donna Tartt's ' 'The Goldfinch': 'All morning i struggled with the sensation of stray wisps of one world seeping through the cracks of another.Do you know the feeling when you start reading a new book before the membrane of the last one has had time to close behind you ?You leave the previous book with ideas and themes,characters even,caught in the fibres of your clothes,and when you open the new book, they are still with you' quote by Diane Setterfield
This book was initially recommended to me by a couple of friends, but at first I dismissed it. I guess I was too wary and afraid to read it, since the quick research that I carried out on it revealed to me that this is a story about content including the World Wars, Nazi Germany, The Holocaust and the unjust persecution of the Jewish people. I had already experienced The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas on screen a couple of years earlier, and that was heart wrenchingly unjust. I didn't want to experience...
"First, I'll tell you about the robbery our parents committed. Then about the murders, which happened later." Opening with perhaps the greatest first line in recent years, Richard Ford's dark and brooding coming of age tale will draw you in from the first chapters. It tells the story of Dell Parsons who finds himself carried along in a series of unexpected events beyond his control, mostly as a result of his parents' bad decisions. What happens to Dell and his twin sister will find them leaving their...
Inequality is more than just economics, it is the culture that divides and makes social mobility almost impossible. Leading geographer Danny Dorling goes in pursuit of the latest research into how the lives and ideas of the 1% impact on the remaining 99%; and the findings are shocking. Inequality in the UK is increasing; more and more people are driven towards the poverty line. Even before birth, being born outside the 1% will have dramatic impact on the rest of your life: it will reduce your life...
Do you understand 'textbook English' recordings but not what you hear in the real world? To improve your listening skills, you need to hear real conversations. That's why Collins Listening is based entirely on 50 authentic everyday interactions to help you understand what is said to you, whatever the circumstances. From buying a mobile phone to asking for directions, joining a gym to understanding transport announcements, Listening will help you understand what is said to you in real life situations...
Books 1-3 were the Faceless Ones trilogy. Books 4-6 were the Necromancer trilogy. Now, get ready for... the Darquesse trilogy. Valkyrie will finally come into her destiny. The end will finally come. And the last part of your minds will be totally and utterly blown...
Want to write iOS apps or desktop Mac applications? This introduction to programming and the Objective-C language is your first step on the journey from someone who uses apps to someone who writes them. Based on Big Nerd Ranch's popular Objective-C Bootcamp, Objective-C Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide covers C, Objective-C, and the common programming idioms that enable developers to make the most of Apple technologies. Compatible with Xcode 5, iOS 7, and OS X Mavericks (10.9), this guide features...
Oh good, another footballer’s autobiography one hears the book buying public exclaim at this BackPage Press publication. However, this small Scottish publishing house is building a reputation as nothing if not surprising, innovative and imaginative in both its list choices and its execution of what ought to be standard fare. All of us interested in football know that Pirlo can play. He has been the de rigour football hipster's man crush since he scurried onto the scene at Brescia in the late 1...
From Newton's Law of Gravity to the Black-Scholes model used by bankers to predict the markets, equations, are everywhere - and they are fundamental to everyday life. Seventeen Equations that Changed the World examines seventeen groundbreaking equations that have altered the course of human history. He explores how Pythagoras's Theorem led to GPS and SatNav; how logarithms are applied in architecture; why imaginary numbers were important in the development of the digital camera, and what is really...
'One summer' is another cracking read from Bill Bryson. I've read more or less everything the guy has published & he just keeps the quality books coming. I've always preferred his straight 'travel lit' titles to be honest, and was a little unsure about the idea for this title, but I need not have worried. Full of quirky little facts and no lack of his standard humorous ways. Great read, yet again.
Ratings and Reviews
More Ways to Save