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From the bay of Lisbon to the carnival streets of Rio de Jainero, one language unites 150 million people. With this unique guide you too can speak Portuguese as you build your vocabulary and perfect your grammar using Hugo's proven system. Whether you are ordering seafood on the Algarve or cheering on Brazil in the World Cup, you will feel confident in understanding and speaking this vibrant language.
The Collins English Thesaurus, in a portable and durable hardback format, gives the maximum choice of alternatives with over 300,000 synonyms and antonyms. It is ideal for everyday use at home, school and work and includes a 10 page supplement of themed words to help with Crosswords and word games. This thesaurus contains thousands of alternative words and opposites, plus usage features to help with language choice and style. Expert guidance is given on language use, covering the choice of synonyms...
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...
Perfect for day trips and short breaks, the OS Landranger Map series covers Great Britain with 204 detailed maps. Each map provides all the information you need to get to know your local area and includes places of interest, tourist information, picnic areas and camp sites, plus Rights of Way information for England and Wales.
An ideal pocket guide to over 180 bird species commonly found throughout Scotland Unlike many field guides, Collins Scottish Birds does not cover birds which only visit occasionally, or which occur in such small numbers and are so difficult to identify that only experienced birdwatchers can spot them. Instead, it concentrates on more common species that the amateur birdwatcher is most likely to see, plus a few scarcer ones of particular interest. Species are grouped according to the habitat in which...
It is almost impossible to imagine life today without one of the world- changing inventions of the twentieth century - the car. Appealing to car lovers ranging from vintage car spotters to armchair petrol heads, 1001 Cars You Must Drive Before You Die brings you the world's best cars - Chevrolets from the United States, MGs from Italy, Toyotas from Japan, Porsches from Germany, Aston Martins from the UK and Holdens from Australia. In one of the first truly global guides to cars, they are all here...
You can enter the world of LEGO Batman with this incredible visual dictionary. LEGO[registered] Batman the Visual Dictionary is the complete visual guide to all things LEGO Batman, and includes an exclusive minifigure with every copy. This is the ultimate guide to every LEGO set and minifigure to be found in the LEGO[registered] DC Universe, including all of your favourite goodies (and baddies), from Catwoman, The Joker and Poison Ivy, to Robin and Alfred. You can take a look inside amazing locations...
I have fallen head over heels for this gorgeous book. A really great gift for any Wes Anderson fan, or even just as a treat for yourself! Unfortunately it doesn't have info on his newest film (Grand Budapest), but hopefully a second or updated volume will follow. Regardless, this book is well worth buying, and is so generously priced I could hardly believe it. It includes exclusive photographs and material that center around an extended interview with Anderson in which he discusses the inspirations...
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...
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...
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...
Meet Raa Raa the noisy lion, who loves going on noisy adventures with his little jungle friends! Today in the Jingly Jangle Jungle, Raa Raa wants to learn new and noisy things! But when he discovers he can't swing like his monkey friend, Ooo Ooo, or toot like his elephant friend, Huffty, he gets very upset. Will his friends help him learn that being a Raa Raa is very special, too? This delightful storybook is based on the amazing new animated pre-school show, which encourages youngsters to play with...
My sister first spotted this book when she was on the underground and ended up reading it over a stranger's shoulder and had to ask where he had found such a beautiful book. Since then I have bought 3 copies for friends and supervisors who have been similarly impressed by such an interesting and beautifully laid out book, finally my family got the hint and my brother bought me my own copy when I graduated from uni. The layout is original, creative and simply beautiful and the information often boggles...
Autumn,1643. As an increasingly bitter war rages across England, Captain Innocent Stryker leaves Oxford with orders to recover a lost treasure, vital to the success of the Royalist cause. But a seemingly simple mission to the remote Scilly Isles is soon jeopardised, for enemies lie in wait. A formidable Parliamentarian agent has been sent ahead of Stryker's force, intent on defeating Royalist plans. Feared by ally and enemy alike, he is a man whose determination is only matched by his hatred for...
In this beautiful follow-up to 2012's hit, Our Garden Birds, street artist Matt Sewell offers more watercolours and quirky descriptions of British songbirds. In Matt's world, the peewit sings the blues, and the bittern fills his neck 'like a tweed pair of bellows'. Distinctive and enchanting, with a songbird for each week of the year, this delightful gift book will appeal to birders, children and adults, and art and design fans alike.
When retired detective Bill Hodges receives a taunt from the unidentified murderer of one of his few unsolved cases, it seems impossible that he can do anything but try and discover – finally – just who was behind the City Centre Massacre the previous year. As he starts to come out of retirement to collect any useful information he can, his murderer has begun to feel a familiar itch...and has his sights set on his next target. Will Hodges be able to hunt down the perp in time to prevent another...
Brazil is a vast country with a cornucopia of fabulous ingredients and a wealth of ethnic culinary influences; the result is one of the most exciting cuisines in the world. In this ground-breaking book, acclaimed young chef Thiago Castanho and internationally respected food writer Luciana Bianchi explore the best of Brazilian food and its traditions with more than 100 recipes that you'll want to try at home - wherever you live. The book includes recipes from a team of celebrated 'guest chefs' from...
Twenty years ago, British road cycling was in the doldrums: today it is at the top of the world thanks to Bradley Wiggins' Tour de France win, Mark Cavendish's road world title and the dominance of the British squad, Team Sky. Cycling has become that rare beast, a story of British sporting success built from the bottom up. Project Rainbow is the story of this sport's meteoric rise, told by one of its key figures. As GB Elite Road Coach and Team Sky's Performance Manager, Rod Ellingworth is one of...
This fantastic book is full of stickers to decorate the scenes and complete the missions.
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!
After having seen the exhibition of Salgado's Genesis at The Natural History Museum I just had to buy this book. The images of Salgado are outstanding and it looks as if they have been taken using analogue technology, which to me gives them greater depth. The images which range from all over the world are at times very intimate and enlightening as to as to the natives of these pristine areas. Some images have been taken using a hot air ballon and the majesty of these photographs it at times breath...
London, 1968. The Runaway. A young woman is found naked and strangled in an alley in well-to-do St John's Wood. The African. The neighbours would love to pin it on the enigmatic black stranger who has just moved in. The Pariah. Detective Sergeant Cathal Breen is convinced there's more to the case than anyone wants to admit; no-one's listening. The Outsider. In walks WPC Helen Tozer - awkward chatterbox, farmgirl, and the first woman to enter the murder unit - and gives Breen a breakthrough. A Song...
A real life saver! Finally a book that explains our relationship to ourselves and others and how to manage it all effectively to be happy and content. Steve Peters really knows what he's talking about and thank god this book shares it in an easy to understand format. He gives insight and exercises that work with realistic advice and expectation, absolutely brilliant I can't thank him enough!!!!! My mum already bought a copy too and has bought one for my sister. Everyone could benefit from reading...
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...
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...
The first year of your child's life is a wonderful time growth, development, and discovery, and as new parents you'll want to remember every minute. When completed, ""
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.
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!
2040-2045: In the years after the cataclysmic Yellowstone eruption there is massive economic dislocation as populations flee Datum Earth to myriad Long Earth worlds. Sally, Joshua, and Lobsang are all involved in this perilous work when, out of the blue, Sally is contacted by her long-vanished father and inventor of the original Stepper device, Willis Linsay. He tells her he is planning a fantastic voyage across the Long Mars and wants her to accompany him. But Sally soon learns that Willis has ulterior...
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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.
Lifelike flowers and foliage are yours to make with this great book from Lisa Slatter. Twenty projects cover a variety of sugar flowers including incredibly lifelike roses, lilies and orchids. Experienced cake decorator and author Lisa Slatter shows you how to make these wonderful flowers from first principles and simple shapes. This book will appeal to everyone from beginners to flower experts with a mix of fantastic and true-to-life flowers and foliage.
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...
'Often, at the hour of day when the savannah grass is streaked with silver, and pale gold rims the silhouettes of the hills, I drive with my dogs up to the Mukutan, to watch the sun setting behind the lake, and the evening shadows settle over the valleys and plains of the Laikipia plateau.' Kuki Gallmann's haunting memoir of bringing up a family in Kenya in the 1970s first with her husband Paulo, and then alone, is part elegaic celebration, part tragedy, and part love letter to the magical spirit...
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...
Get professional results with your new Canon EOS 70D, thanks to this portable guide If you want more instruction on your Canon 70D than the manual can offer you, this book is what you need. Packed with photography how-tos and no-fail formulas for getting great results, this handy guide goes above and beyond competitive digital SLR books with step-by-step techniques, professional shooting tips, and more. Learn how to take advantage of the advanced features of your new camera with pages of helpful...
This brand new series features characters that children will love, alongside vibrant photographic and illustrative artwork. Designed to entertain and engage children as they learn vital English skills at Key Stage 2, the book has an easy-to-use, accessible format based on our best-selling Magical series. * Enchanted Forest map which can be completed with colourful award stickers * Brand new characters * Fun and fresh photographic and illustrative artwork * Easy-to-use layout * 'How to use this book...
Every teenage girl thinks she's different. When government agents kick down Claire Forrester's front door and murder her parents, Claire realises just how different she is. Patrick Gamble was nothing special until the day he got on a plane and, hours later, stepped off it, the only passenger left alive. A hero. President Chase Williams has vowed to eradicate the menace. Unknown to the electorate, however, he is becoming the very thing he has sworn to destroy. Each of them is caught up in a war that...
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...
Jack Reacher walks alone. Once a go-to hard man in the US military police, now he's a drifter of no fixed abode. But the army tracks him down. Because someone has taken a long-range shot at the French president. Only one man could have done it. And Reacher is the one man who can find him. This new heartstopping, nailbiting book in Lee Child's number-one bestselling series takes Reacher across the Atlantic to Paris - and then to London. The stakes have never been higher - because this time, it's personal...
For me, although it was never going to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, ‘The Da Vinci Code’ was, along with the first Langdon novel ‘Angels and Demons’, great escapism. A mystery, twists and turns, imminent danger, historical intrigue whose tentacles reach into the present and threaten the future, various ancient specific conspiracies directly needing investigation… it made for great reading. Brown had captured a great formula, centred around a particular historical ‘mystery’: Who...
A perfectly pocket-sized puzzle book, full of mazes and logic problems to solve, wordsearches, codes to crack, number puzzles and much more. This book is the ultimate boredom-buster, ready to use any time you have a spare few moments.
Why must boys over romanticise women so? This book is not about the fumbling affections of Pudge, he is but a side effect of the hurricane that is, Alaska Young. A deeply troubled, mouthy, literatue loving power house goddess with a smoking problem. Like all John Green books, sorrow and laughter is symbiotic throughout but added into the mix is hilarious pranks, college mentality and a friendship without true understanding of one another. You. will. cry. Just saying x
Weekends on the road. This is the best of the American and Canadian West Coast. The "New York Times" has been offering up dream weekends with practical itineraries in its popular weekly "36 Hours" column since 2002. The many expert contributors have brought careful research, insider's knowledge, and a sense of fun to hundreds of cities and destinations, always with an eye to getting the most out of a short trip. Based on the best-selling book "36 Hours: 150 Weekends in the USA & Canada", the "Times...
'You frighten me,' the Gypsy said. 'Never have I seen my crystal ball so filled with darkness.' So begins eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce's third adventure through the charming but deceptively dark byways of the village of Bishop's Lacey. What the fortune teller in fact claimed to see was a vision of Flavia's mother, Harriet, who died on a mountainside in Tibet when Flavia was less than a year old. 'She's trying to come home,' the old woman intones. 'And she needs your help.' For Flavia, the old gypsy...
Funny, fearless and absolutely filthy-nearly 3,000 more uncensored, dirty, sick, and deeply politically incorrect jokes, covering just about every topic imaginable, from adultery to (sex in) Zoos, including an assortment of bad taste lists. It is a worthy, all-new follow-on to the first bestselling volume.
Three classic tales of childhood on an island paradise - "My Family and Other Animals", "Birds, Beasts and Relatives" and "The Garden of the Gods" by Gerald Durrell, are available in a single edition for the first time in "The Corfu Trilogy". Just before the Second World War the Durrell family decamped to the glorious, sun-soaked island of Corfu where the youngest of the four children, ten-year-old Gerald, discovered his passion for animals: toads and tortoises, bats and butterflies, scorpions and...
Ever fancied travelling through time? Taming a lion? Winning a Nobel Prize? Well, here's how to attempt all that and more. Daniel Smith - author of 100 Places You Will Never Visit - takes you on an entertaining journey through 100 things you will (probably) never get the chance to do. Offering tips and advice on things that you may never be rich enough to do (buy your own island, drink a bottle of 1787 Chateau Lafite, own a Shakespeare first folio); things you might never be brave enough to try ...
Jordan Belfort's no-holds barred startlingly honest retelling of his life as a multi billionaire stock broker on wall street is certainly not for the faint of heart. My attention was brought to it after Martin Scorsese's film adaptation took the world by storm last year, having seen the film three times in the cinema and loving it each time I decided to read the book. I was not disapointed in the slightest, as unflinching and extreme as the film, arguably more so; Belfort's style is easily readable...
The new, full-colour Rough Guide to the Scottish Highlands & Islands is the definitive travel guide to this untamed region, with detailed, stylish maps and stunning photography to bring it all to life. From the deserted white strands of South Harris to moody Glen Coe, this is the perfect place to drop off the radar, whether you're camping wild or staying in a boutique bolthole. The Munro summits are as much of a challenge as ever, and the Highlands are also stuffed with myriad other opportunities...
Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions of life on earth. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. Elizabeth Kolbert combines brilliant field reporting, the history of ideas and the work of geologists, botanists and marine biologists to tell the gripping stories of a dozen species - including the Panamanian golden frog and the Sumatran...
Travel Map Spain & Portugal is a double-sided, indexed road map at 1:800 000 showing northern Spain & Portugal on one side and southern Spain & Portugal on the reverse, with generous overlap in the middle. Detailed city plans of Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid, Seville, Valencia and Lisbon are included, each with its own index listing. Additional maps cover the Balearic and Canary Islands, the Azores and Madeira. Places of interest including museums, monuments and religious sites are listed and accompanied...
This book could have easily ended up a melodrama. Filer has managed to steer clear from big emotions and tearjerker material. He has written a clearheaded novel with insights into small, kind gestures. Main character Matt’s life is a drama: he lost his brother at a young age, is kept from school by his grief ridden mum and starts showing signs of schizophrenia in his early teens. He is up for a life moving in and out mental institutions. Because of his restraint Filer turns this subject into a...
Messages from the Masters goes beyond his previous bestsellers. It draws on Dr Weiss's fascinating case histories and the wisdom of his spirit guides to help you bring joy, balance and harmony into your life. You will learn how to use the amazing power of love to rid yourself of fear, worry, sadness, anger and other negative thoughts and emotions, and bring love and healing into your life and into the lives of those around you. Both inspirational and down to earth, Messages from the Masters is a...
A classic children's story from the world's best-loved children's author, Enid Blyton Amelia Jane is big, bad and the terror of the toy cupboard! Amelia Jane gets up to as much mischief as ever, swapping the toys' wind-up keys - so that the clockwork robot is jumping like a rabbit, the motor-car is turning head-over-heels and the mouse is zooming along like a train! Then she hides things inside the poor old bear's tummy, pours water down everyone's clothes! It's all in a day's work for naughty Amelia...
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 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.
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...
The Law of Trusts and Equitable Obligations provides students with a detailed and stimulating account of the law of equity and trusts. It offers comprehensive analysis of topics covered on equity and trusts modules on undergraduate law degrees. The fifth edition has been thoroughly updated by Warren Barr, senior lecturer at the University of Liverpool and Law Teacher of the Year 2006 in collaboration with Robert Pearce and John Stevens. The introductory section has been restructured to reflect changes...
The problem is, its all just so logical. I mean, it couldn't possibly happen, could it? But it does, and of course its fiction, but it is just so logical, and believable, that you are completely lost in it. You can't put it down, you read it while doing the housework; you sneak off to the toilet at work; you read it on the bus, at the bus stop; in the pub; the library; the cafe; the park - in fact anywhere you can find the excuse to stop for a few minutes and carry on reading. Then you forget where...
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Last spring, after a particularly grueling schedule and lapse of overindulgence, Gwyneth Paltrow was feeling fatigued and faint. A visit to her doctor revealed that she was anemic, vitamin D deficient, and that her stress levels were sky high. He prescribed an elimination diet to clear out her system and help her body heal. But this meant no coffee, no alcohol, no dairy, no eggs, no sugar, no shellfish, no deep-water fish, no wheat, no meat, no soy, nothing processed at all! An avid foodie, Paltrow...
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...
Watch the sun set with an evening cocktail on the ramparts of Cartagena's walled city, trek through the rainforest to Ciudad Perdida or stay on a coffee finca in the Zona Cafetera, Footprint's 4th edition of the Colombia Handbook is the perfect companion for the adventurous traveler wanting to get the most out of this vivacious country. The land of coffee, emeralds and Gabriel Garcia Marquez is firmly back on the traveler's 'must-see' map and Footprint's new edition is the ideal companion to help...
'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.
With over 400 BMAT practice questions and explanations, this book constitutes an ideal preparation tool for the BMAT in 2012 (2013 entry), helping candidates save time, retain focus and optimise their score. The book offers a substantial amount of material to practice all three sections of the BMAT and helps candidates familiarise themselves with the various styles of questions they may encounter at the exam and all the potential traps that can be laid by the examiners. The overwhelming range of...
This title is suitable for children aged 8 years and up. Raise the dead with zombie origami! Have gruesome fun creating 13 ghoulish origami zombies. Easy to follow, step-by-step instructions show you how to fold simple origami paper into some of the most revolting creatures of the night. This origami crew of the undead includes Starvin' Marvin who hungers for a sip of fresh blood; Idle Hands, whose hands are no longer attached to his body and Suzie Gravemaker, everyone's favourite zombie mum! "Zombigami...
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...
Mr Nosey is one of those people who is curious about everything. So when a wizard shows him a magic bean, he just can't resist finding out what it will grow into. But it's not always a good idea to be too nosey when there are giants about.
This is the number one bestseller. Is it morally wrong to have a blow-dry when one of your children has head lice? Is technology now the fifth element? Or is that wood? Is sleeping with someone after 2 dates and 6 weeks of texting the same as getting married after 2 meetings and 6 months of letter writing in Jane Austen's day? Pondering these, and other modern dilemmas, Bridget Jones stumbles through the challenges of single-motherhood, tweeting, texting and redisovering her sexuality in what some...
Writing a sequel to a novel is hard. The expectations are high, particularly if the original book was written about thirty-six years ago. You have obsessive fans, critics who would love you to fail and worst of all, nostalgia to deal with. Now imagine that novel is one of the finest examples of horror fiction from the last hundred years, and you start to understand the risks Stephen King has taken with Doctor Sleep. Before we head into this review, I must point out that I have devoured King’s ouvre...
Have you ever seen something that wasn't really there? Heard someone call your name in an empty house? Sensed someone following you and turned around to find nothing? Hallucinations don't belong wholly to the insane. Much more commonly, they are linked to sensory deprivation, intoxication, illness, or injury. In some conditions, hallucinations can lead to religious epiphanies or even the feeling of leaving one's own body. Humans have always sought such life-changing visions, and for thousands of...
The Pocket Rough Guide to Florence is the essential guide to the Tuscan capital, covering all the galleries, museums, monuments and churches, and giving you the run-down on the best hotels, shops, bars and restaurants - from simple neighbourhood trattorie to some of the finest places in all of Italy. Clearly laid out and perfectly portable, it comes with a full-colour pull-out map that shows you the location of every attraction that's covered in the guide. The easy-to-use Pocket Rough Guide to Florence...
I don't read books in general - tv is my thing - but after reading this - accidentally purchasing it for a long plane flight while at Malaga airport for my journey back to Australia - wow - I could NOT put this book down.

If you like thrillers and spy novels then as the hashtag on the book says #thisisthebook - and it's right - I'm not a reviewer so I'll try my best but action, espionage, a great story line, the characters are so believable, the plot so enthralling, that while you read it...
Katherine Hill's Violet Hour is blazing debut about a woman who just can't stop herself from destroying what she loves most. For a moment that afternoon, it was only woman and water, the Bay in all its sickening glory squaring itself for a fight. Life hasn't always been perfect, but for Abe and Cassandra Green, an afternoon on the San Francisco Bay might be as good as it gets. He's a doctor piloting his new sailing boat. She's a sculptor finally getting a bit of recognition. Their beautiful daughter...
Typically, I don't read books about the war, but made an exception for The Book Thief due to all the attention it was getting, and I'm glad I did! It is very well written and pulls you into the story. It had me in tears multiple times, especially nearer the end. It isn't cheesey or unbelievable, in fact, I think a big part of its charm is the fact that it could actually happen. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a historical journey or an emotional roller coaster.
Meet Splat the Cat! An irresistible new character from Rob Scotton, bestselling creator of Russell the Sheep It's Splat the Cat's first day of school and he's worried. What if he doesn't make any new friends? Just in case, Splat decides to bring along his pet mouse, Seymour, and hides him in his lunch box. The teacher, Mrs Wimpydimple, introduces Splat to the class and he soon starts learning all his important cat lessons. But when Seymour escapes and the cats do what cats do (they chase mice!),...
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...
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...
With this up-to-date, authoritative guide you can experience all of Lisbon's sights and discover hotels, restaurants, trendy spots and find out about festivals and events. With tips on great places for free, what's unique to Lisbon, what to do on rainy days and where to relax and chill out. You'll find lots of ideas for shopping, a suggestion for the perfect day in Lisbon, a large road atlas and a removable pull-out map. Also contains: Walking Tours, Travel Tips, Travel with Kids, Links, Blogs, Apps...
This text uses practical strategies and lesson ideas to show teachers how to help students progress. It also contains a section on using drama effectively to improve students' literacy.
Winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and the Blue Peter Best Story Book Award. Full of doodle-style illustrations. Me, Derek and Norman need some SERIOUS band practice for the ROCKWEKLY BANDBATTLE AUDITION. But I'm not panicking because we have LOADS of time...(I think?)
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.
The nightmare continues...Vampire War Trilogy comprising: Hunters of the Dusk, Allies of the Night and Killers of the Dawn. Join Darren Shan's descent into the darkness. HUNTERS OF THE DUSK Darren Shan leaves Vampire Mountain on a life or death mission. Darren scours the world in search of the Vampaneze Lord, bu the road ahead is lined with the bodies of the damned. ALLIES OF THE NIGHT Darren Shan faces his worst nightmare yet - school! But bodies are piling up and the past is catching up with the...
In this title, bestselling author Christopher Winn takes us on a captivating journey out of London along the banks of the River Thames to discover the secrets and stories of England's most famous waterway. Discover the Thames' literary heritage at Pangbourne, near Reading, famous as the home of The Wind in the Willows' Kenneth Grahame, then explore Mapledurham House, the inspiration for its famous Toad Hall. Explore Henley-on-Thames, where the first Oxford and Cambridge boat races were held, then...
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...
I read this in two sittings, I was totally hooked. Roth paints a picture of a world in the none too distant future where humanity has divided itself into factions dependant on a individual’s primary quality, or face a life factionless relying on hand-outs from the selfless faction, the Abnegation. This way of structuring humanity is devised in order to eradicate war and crime, but of course, as with anything humans build there are always flaws in the reasoning. We are introduced to Beatrice, a...
It took me forever to finally get around to reading it but I jumped on the bandwagon after my friend read it and continued to nag me about it. I went into reading it with words of warning about how it’s a confusing book yet I had no such problems. The only problem for me is the hype that surrounds it. I always seem to find myself expecting much more than I’m given, despite knowing better. That being said, I can understand why so many people decided to read it – I just think there was a little...
Donna Tartt does not rush things. Her third book surfacing after an eleven year wait, this is an expansive novel filled with impeccably placed detail and a slow and measured pace that gives the characters room to breathe and come to life. Tartt starts the novel like so many things do, with a bang. An explosion in an art gallery leaves twelve year old Theo wandering shell-shocked through the dust and silence in search of his mother. What he does find is a dying old man, who gives him a ring and an...
The riveting conclusion to the sci-fi thriller Starters! Someone is after Starters like Callie and Michael - teens with chips in their brains. They want to experiment on anyone left over from Prime Destinations - With the body bank destroyed, Callie no longer has to rent herself out to creepy Enders. But Enders can still get inside her mind and make her do things she doesn't want to do. Like hurt someone she loves. Having the chip removed could save her life - but it could also silence the voice...
100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human rights; to trust money, books and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables and consumerism? And what will our world be like in the millennia to come? In Sapiens, Dr Yuval Noah Harari spans the...
Leaders Eat Last is the highly anticipated follow up to Simon Sinek's global bestseller Start With Why. Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work. This is not a crazy, idealised notion. In many successful organisations, great leaders are creating environments in which teams trust each other so deeply that they would put their lives on the line for each other. Yet other teams, no matter what incentives were offered, are doomed to infighting, fragmentation and failure. Why...
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How well can you ever really know someone? As Ben Casper watches his best friend plummet from her sixth-floor apartment balcony, he realises his life is about to change. Diana had no reason to kill herself, she had to have been pushed. Diana worked for the CIA, so the investigation into her death is kept tightly under wraps. But Ben is a political journalist, and can feel that something isn't right. Ben starts investigating for himself and soon discovers Diana was leading a double life he knew nothing...
Behind the bitter rivalry between Apple and Google - and how an epic battle is reshaping the way we think about technology. The rise of iPhones, smartphones and tablets has changed the world. At the centre of this are Apple and Google, two companies who have steamrolled the competition. In the age of the Android and the iPad, these corporations are locked in a battle that will play out beyond the marketplace, in the courts and on screens around the world. Fred Vogelstein has reported on this rivalry...
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