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'Hughes takes us on a breathless tour through cricket history, the great players, personalities, matches and events. He never slackens pace or dwells on the dry details of the scoreboard.' - The Times From the William Hill Award-Winning author of A Lot of Hard Yakka comes Cricket's Greatest Rivalry: A History of the Ashes in 10 Matches, a fast-paced, distinctive history of the iconic, 135-year-old cricketing rivalry between England and Australia. The new paperback edition is completely revised...
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...
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Some memories are best forgotten...Some won't ever go away...For retired actor Sir Mungo, his quiet, home village in Devon provides a perfect setting. Close by are his brother and his wife, and the rural location makes his home the ideal getaway for his dear friends in London. Among those is Kit, who comes to stay for the summer, bringing with her a letter from her first and only love, Jake, and a heart in turmoil. Years have passed since they last saw each other, and now he has written to Kit asking...
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.
OS Explorer Map is the Ordnance Survey's most detailed map and is recommended for anyone enjoying outdoor activities like walking, horse riding and off-road cycling. Providing complete GB coverage the series details essential information such as youth hostels, pubs and visitor information as well as rights of way, permissive paths and bridleways.
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 Creator invented the game. The stakes were nothing less than the immortal fate of mankind. Yet when fallen angel Jim Heron was challenged to play, he had no idea the voracious demon Devina would be so formidable an adversary-or that the carnal depths to which he was willing to go could prove so fatal. Devina's more than ready to claim victory in this war and has her next scheme already underway: Sissy, a defenseless woman under the influence and an unwitting player in the fight for Heron's heart...
The Natural Cook is an inspirational book for the way we eat now. It puts fresh, flavoursome, veg-focused food centre-stage, and features recipes that make use of every ounce of an ingredient. Each of the 26 seasonal 'hero' ingredients featured is represented first by three simple cooking techniques that teach you how to make a delicious simple dish. These techniques are then followed by three world-inspired recipes, which make use of the prepared ingredients as well as drawing in other seasonal...
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...
A world of gods and monsters. An elemental power, rising. This is Robin Hood, reborn, as he has never been seen before...Robin Loxley is seven years old when his parents disappear without trace. Years later the great love of his life, Marian, is also taken from him. Driven by these mysteries, and this anguish, Robin follows a darkening path into the ancient heart of Sherwood Forest. What he encounters there will leave him transformed, and will alter forever the legend of Robin Hood...
By acclaimed storyteller Lynne Truss, author of the bestselling Eats, Shoots and Leaves, the mesmerising tale of a cat with nine lives, and a relationship as ancient as time itself and just as powerful. The scene: a cottage on the coast on a windy evening. Inside, a room with curtains drawn. Tea has just been made. A kettle still steams. Under a pool of yellow light, two figures face each other across a kitchen table. A man and a cat. The story about to be related is so unusual yet so terrifyingly...
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Written by NEIL GAIMAN Art by KELLEY JONES, MIKE DRINGENBERG, MATT WAGNER, GEORGE PRATT, P. CRAIG RUSSELL and others Cover by DAVE MCKEAN Volume Four of New York Times' best-selling author Neil Gaiman's acclaimed creation, with updated coloring and new trade dress. Ten thousand years ago, Morpheus condemned a woman who loved him to Hell. Now the other members of his immortal family, The Endless, have convinced the Dream King that this was an injustice. To make it right, Morpheus must return to Hell...
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...
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...
'Beginners' titles appeal to children who are beginning to read independently, with easy-to-read text and excellent photographs, they are perfect for use in the classroom and at home.
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...
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...
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!
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...
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...
Rosie Garland's extraordinary tale is a story of superstition and devotion in the time of the Black Death and will bewitch both new readers and fans of her much-loved debut, The Palace of Curiosities. Devon, 1349. In Brauntone, where seagulls screech across the fields and the wind has a mind to change, Father Thomas arrives as the new priest. Determined to impress his congregation, he quells fears of the coming pestilence with promises of protection. For Anne, the priest's arrival is an opportunity...
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 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.
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...
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...
Can you kidnap a zombie? Can money buy your life? Or can you only fight for it? B Smith has met her darkest challenge yet ...
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!
A new resource for the 2008 OCR specification providing supportive features and increased flexibility in teaching OCR A Level Science. The trusted choice for the 2008 OCR Specification. Physics 2 clearly explains concepts and is supported by a CD-ROM in the back of the books that provides extra information and links to a free website full of e-learning activities. The book comes with an interactive PDF CD-ROM that provides extra information for rapid advancement for pupils requiring it, without...
This beautiful hardback "Ladybird" treasury of favourite nursery rhymes is a beautifully illustrated introduction to many well-loved rhymes that are perfect for sharing with young children from 3+. With more than 100 rhymes including favourites such as "Three Blind Mice", "The Owl and the Pussy-cat", "Humpty Dumpty" and "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes", there is a rhyme for everyone in this collection of animal, action, story, food, counting and bedtime rhymes. Other exciting treasuries from Ladybird...
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...
One of the most romanticised and written-about regions of Europe, the South of France brings together history, ancient and modern, stunning scenery, the unparalleled elegance of Cannes, Monaco and St Tropez, and the raw, energetic pulse of Marseille. There are remote villages, forgotten churches and vast cloudless skies; there are legendary restaurants and blue-chip casinos; there are vibrant quaysides and backstreet city bars; and no one can take you closer to the action than Time Out's team of...
* An active, engaging approach that brings History alive in the classroom! * Exam tips, activities and sources in every chapter give students the confidence to tackle typical exam questions. * Carefully written material ensures exactly the right breadth and depth required at AS or A2, and puts skills development at the heart of learning. * Our unique Exam Zone sections provide students with a motivating way to prepare for their exams.
In 1894, Ruth Smythers, 'Beloved wife of The Reverend L. D. Smythers', wrote: 'While sex is at best revolting and at worse rather painful, it has to be endured...One cardinal rule of marriage should never be forgotten: give little, give seldom and, above all, give grudgingly! Most men are by nature rather perverted, and if given half a chance, would engage in quite a variety of the most revolting practices.' The Methodist wife didn't intend to be amusing, but this brief treatise written for young...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
For many of us the moon, and the chill light it casts, are things we either ignore or take for granted. It wouldn't enter our heads therefore to set off around the world in search of moonlight. But, as James Attlee's eccentric quest proves, we couldn't be more wrong. From Normandy to Naples, Wales to Arizona, Las Vegas to Japan, Attlee explores moonlight's many moods and meanings. Taking in the ancient and modern, art and literature, science and music, "Nocturne" travels far and deep to provide a...
The discovery of a dead body shatters the tranquillity of a Cotswold village in Ann Granger's second Campbell and Carter mystery. When old Monty Bickerstaffe finds a dead body in his drawing room it comes as a nasty surprise - the first of many. Monty lives alone in a crumbling Cotswold manor house and the last thing he wants is the police sniffing around his property. Not that he has anything to hide...The identity of the corpse and how and why it was left in Monty's home remain a mystery. The...
A heart-warming story about the powerful connection between an isolated girl and a terrified wild pony. When 12-year-old Morgan is sent to her aunt's ranch in the Rockies for the summer, she has no idea that she will forge a bond that will last her lifetime. Morgan is more comfortable around horses than people, but then she meets Bright Star, a terrified wild mustang her aunt has rescued, and discovers that she is braver than she ever realised. A powerful, girl-friendly story about the friendship...
As with The Hundred Year Old Man Who Jumped Out of the Window and Disappeared, the pieces of this story fit neatly together like a well made piece of flat-packed furniture. It's hard to imagine how a girl who is a toilet attendant in Africa could ever get into a situation where she could save a king, but she does! Again, Jonas Jonasson has written a story which is funny, touching, exciting and a really good read!
This is one of the best books by Robert Harris that I have read. It is a fictionalised version of the involvement of a French army officer, Georges Picquart, in the Dreyfus Affair. Normally I would shy away from such books as they often distort history, but from the armchair I could detect no such distortion of the essential facts forming the basis of this novel. Harris builds Picquart's fictional character with skill, pulling the reader into Picquart's head whilst exposing the spinning complex web...
My partner does not find it easy to read this book so I can only talk about my opinion. Yet she is the one who reads books, especially on the holocaust. Unlike her I was immediately captivated by the whole narrative in its complexity: Japanese art objects, European Jewish history, history of art, literature, music, and political/social and economic history spanning from the mid-1800s to the contemporary period - all interwoven in a way that I have not encountered before. It is all done from a position...
The latest in the series following Jack Reacher. He liked her voice on the phone. But the officer sitting behind Reacher's old desk isn't Major Susan Turner. What follows are charges against Reacher and Turner, and their hunt for the truth behind them.
The Rough Guide to Paris is the ultimate insider's guide to Europe's most elegant and romantic city. Inspirational photography, neighbourhood-by-neighbourhood accounts and detailed, full-colour maps help you get the most out of a visit to Paris - whether that means the Eiffel Tower and a boat trip on the Seine, or visits to offbeat art galleries and hidden-away gardens. Frank, incisive reviews take you straight to the best of the city's cafes, restaurants and nightlife venues, from the ultra-stylish...
'I am deeply terrified by the obsessions crawling over my body, whether they come from within me or from outside. I fluctuate between feelings of reality and unreality. I, myself, delight in my obsessions.' Yayoi Kusama is one of the most significant contemporary artists at work today. This engaging autobiography tells the story of her life and extraordinary career in her own words, revealing her as a fascinating figure and maverick artist who channels her obsessive neuroses into an art that transcends...
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...
'Two things alone I long for: first, that when I die I may leave the Roman people free...and second, that each person's fate may reflect the way he has behaved towards his country.' Cicero (106-43 BC) was the greatest orator of the ancient world and a leading politician of the closing era of the Roman republic. This book presents nine speeches which reflect the development, variety, and drama of his political career,among them two speeches from his prosecution of Verres, a corrupt and cruel governor...
This paperback dictionary is a great size and weight, so don't worry about breaking your shoulders lugging a heavy and bulky dictionary around with you! Furthermore, it provides entries on almost everything useful that you'll ever need to know for your literature course. Info is really accessible and easily understandable and digestible, it'll give you the info you need in no time at all!
Dress the Victorian fashion models in an assortment of elegant fashions from the 19th century. Including more than 200 stickers with which to dress the dolls. With informative notes, photographs and sketches explaining the background to each fashion.
Laura cannot contain her excitement when she wins a trip to the Caribbean for herself and her uncle, Calvin Redfern, especially when her best friend, Tariq, and her three-legged husky, Skye, accidentally find themselves on board too. But when they dock at Antigua, they discover that Calvin Redfern has vanished, and Laura and Tariq are about to be kidnapped by the fearsome Straight A gang. Dramatic escapes, an erupting volcano and a race against time to stop the deadly undercover 'Marine Concern'...
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.
Love Goes to Buildings on Fire by Will Hermes - Five Years in New York that Changed Music Forever. "A must-read for any music fan". (Boston Globe). Crime was everywhere, the government was broke and the city's infrastructure was collapsing, but between 1974 and 1978 virtually all forms of music were being recreated in New York City: disco and salsa, the loft jazz scene and the Minimalist classical composers, hip hop and punk. Bruce Springsteen and Patti Smith arrived from New Jersey; Grandmaster...
Dr Myhill's approach to CFS/ME is founded on our growing understanding of how our mitochondria, the powerhouses of every cell in our bodies, can influence our levels of energy and resilience. From this stem diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation, and the author's success in helping thousands of patients to overcome this much misunderstood illness.
During the eighth century bc, Sparta became one of the leading cities of ancient Greece, conquering the southern Peloponnese, and from the mid-sixth century bc until the mid-fourth, Sparta became a military power of recognized importance. For almost two centuries the massed Spartan army remained unbeaten in the field. Spartan officers also commanded with great success armies of mercenaries or coalition allies, as well as fleets of war galleys. Although it is the stand of the Three Hundred at Thermopylae...
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...
Banish boredom in the long school holidays with this new addition to the outstanding "Usborne Activities" series. Seasonal activities for each holiday, such as reindeer wrapping paper and an Easter egg card, sit alongside things to make and do all year round including a coral necklace, a pirate cutlass and fairy wings. Every activity is clearly and imaginatively illustrated, with easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions and photos. This title contains over 600 stickers that can be added to any of...
I want this to be real. I want a 24-Hour Bookstore. If you finish a novel at three o’clock in the morning, you can get a new one or the next one. Books can be addictive. But the customers of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore aren’t after the next book in the Games of Thrones series. They are on a mission, to gain knowledge and find answers. An adventure into global conspiracy to cover an ancient secret with a light hearted edge; a bibliophile’s dream novel.
As the crash of 1929 plunged the world economy into turmoil, two men emerged with competing claims on how to restore balance. John Maynard Keynes, the mercurial Cambridge economist, believed that government had a duty to spend. He met his opposite in a little-known Austrian economics professor, Friedrich Hayek, who considered attempts to intervene pointless and potentially dangerous. From their first face-to-face encounter to the heated arguments between their ardent disciples, Nicholas Wapshott...
Interesting story line and well paced but I found the character unlikable which when the book is told entirely in the first person for 800 pages isn't great. There seems delight in extolling what he considers are his numerous virtues often followed by an unintentionally funny 'i don't consider myself arrogant but...' type line. I found the first-person telling of other peoples stories didn't work at all, especially when told in such detail and with so much focus on what the people were thinking or...
A handy hardback volume for home, school, or work, the Pocket Oxford Thesaurus features synonyms and antonyms for everyday words, as well as language help. Updated with all the latest must-know vocabulary, and with a completely revised text, this second edition is an invaluable tool for anyone who writes for work, school, or pleasure, or anyone looking for the word on the tip of their tongue. The centre section of this thesaurus has been revised and now contains even more lists of nouns, such as...
From the bestselling author of the Patrick Melrose novels, this is a thought-provoking and entertaining insight into a sniping world of literature, celebrity culture and ambition. Each of the judges of the Elysian Prize for literature has a reason for accepting the job. For the chairman, MP Malcolm Craig, it is backbench boredom, media personality Jo Cross is on the hunt for a 'relevant' novel, and Oxbridge academic Vanessa Shaw is determined to discover good writing. But for Penny Feathers of the...
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...
This is the story of how Thomas Day, a young man of means, decided he could never marry a woman with brains, spirit or fortune. Instead, he adopted two orphan girls from a Foundling Hospital, and set about educating them to become the meek, docile women he considered marriage material. Unsurprisingly, Day's marriage plans did not run smoothly. Having returned one orphan early on, his girl of choice, Sabrina Sidney, would also fall foul of the experiment. From then on, she led a difficult life, inhabiting...
When thirty-four-year-old ex-war veteran Jack Armstrong is told he has only weeks to live, his first concern is for his beloved wife Lizzie, and their children: baby Jackie, twelve-year-old would-be actor Cory and rebellious teenage daughter Mikki. It seems so cruel that an apparently fatal illness should claim him, a survivor of Afghanistan and Iraq, when he still ha so much left to live for. On Christmas Eve, as Jack prepares to say goodbye to his family, unthinkable tragedy strikes again and Lizzie...
Introducing Bizzy Bear, the busiest bear on the block! With chunky sliders to push and pull, these robust little board books are perfect for active toddlers. Rich in visual detail and with touches of humour, they are set to become firm favourites in the family library.
Fight the Beasts, Fear the Magic! Danger stirs in the land of Avantia. Max, son of Evil Wizard Malvel, has stolen the magical Golden Gauntlet. Using its power he plans to force the Good Beasts, Ferno and Epos, to fight each other-- to the death! Meet a new hero of Avantia...Sam is an ordinary boy who must become a hero! His Quest is to tame a Beast and ride into battle to stop Max's evil plan. Can he survive the Battle of the Beasts? A brand new Beast Quest is about to begin!
this novel is now one of my favourite novels ever! it made me cry and i had real pain inside my heart reading it. I would HIGHLY recommend this book, I had just finished today and the started to read it again from the beginning! Also a few weeks ago i didn't really like reading! Thank you John Green!! please, please, please keep writing more and more books so i can read them all!!
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...
This book is a MUST if you had your heart broken, or if you are trying to end a bad relationship but know it will cause you pain. You do need to follow through with everything Paul says and it WILL work. I really doubted it would work, it seemed such hard work at first, though everything he said made sense, but the more you practice the techniques, the stronger you become and you will be free of the pain and the anguish and look forward to being happy out of the wrong relationship. Fantastic. I tried...
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...
The appearance of a hastily-constructed barbed wire entanglement through the heart of Berlin during the night of 12-13 August 1961 was both dramatic and unexpected. Within days, it had started to metamorphose into a structure that would come to symbolise the brutal insanity of the Cold War: the Berlin Wall. A city of almost four million was cut ruthlessly in two, unleashing a potentially catastrophic East-West crisis and plunging the entire world for the first time into the fear of imminent missile...
This is the untold story of one of the most lethal and successful soldiers of the Second World War - a highly decorated hero as well as a self-confessed rogue. In the tank war in the desert of North Africa, Major Geoff, as he came to be known, quickly showed himself a soldier of superb athleticism, unwavering will to win and almost superhuman instincts when it came to survival and outwitting the enemy. Almost incredibly he won the Military Cross on his very first day in action. He fought alongside...
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...
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...
"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...
From the Orange Prize long-listed and award-winning author of The Forty Rules of Love and The Bastard of Istanbul Elif Shafak, Honour is a novel of love, betrayal and a clash of cultures. "A powerful book; thoughtful, provoking and compassionate". (Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat). 'My mother died twice. I promised myself I would not let her story be forgotten...' Leaving her twin sister behind, Pembe leaves Turkey for love - following her husband Adem to London. There the Topraks hope to make...
The Stories are very different. The first story "the exterminators Daughter" wasnt a Thriller really, where as "Madison Avery and the dim reaper" For me was a fantastic Read. Some stories are Really Good but then others can be a bit of a let down.
This first guide to British wildlife experiences packaged into 52 weekend-sized breaks highlights the best of British wildlife - from tiny silver-spotted skippers to gargantuan basking sharks, from seabird skyscrapers to autumn fungi. For both the experienced wildlife tourist and the novice, the suggestions criss-cross England, Scotland and Wales. With stunning colour photos the author shows when, where and how to see Britain's most exciting wildlife - complete with inspiring itineraries, engaging...
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...
"The Shock Of The Fall" was a remarkable book to read. It wasn't fast paced, or too slow. It didn't spin a tale of wonder, it simply told the truth. Nathan Filer found a way to make the narrator, Matt, sound simultaneously like a child, and a man. The writing style he impressed into the book was unique, and I don't think I'm likely to come across a writer who manages to find that perfect balance again. A lot of other reviews, it seems, have spoken about pity, and how they did or didn't pity Matt...
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...
Before I read this book I noticed it was recommend for teenagers. I didn't start the book initially with enthusiasm. However within the first chapter I was hooked. I can see my 15 year old son enjoying this but at 45 I really enjoyed it too.It was a well written insight into the underworld and the risks taken by those working on the inside to try to infiltrate them and bring them to justice. I enjoyed the intertwined teenage love story that added to what was a very well written book.
This is a fascinating read that analyses not just how original works of art have influenced our cultural history but how the invention of reproductions and the camera have changed the way we view art itself and how it has influenced the commercial world. Written through a short series of both textual and visual essays Berger addresses and analyses every aspect of art and it influence in manner that is accessable and readable, whether you're an art lover or not. I particularly enjoyed his final essay...
This book is pretty much the top of childrens action books. The storyline encorporates lots of issues for kids nowadays and is very realistic. The overall plot may seem to be going to boring places in parts but ends up being a great read. Sub plots also keep the reader interested very well. I wish I was a part of CHERUB.
It all starts on the one-hundredth birthday of Allan Karlsson. Sitting quietly in his room in an old people's home, he is waiting for the party he-never-wanted-anyway to begin. The mayor is going to be there. The press is going to be there. But, as it turns out, Allan is not...Slowly but surely Allan climbs out of his bedroom window, into the flowerbed (in his slippers) and makes his getaway. And so begins his picaresque and unlikely journey involving criminals, several murders, a suitcase full of...
I read this long before I heard it was becoming a movie and although it took a while to get in too, it was a great start to the series. The start of this book was slow, but this was necessary to introduce the reader to the world of the Glade and all the Gladers. But once the action kicks in, it doesn't let go. It's great for both male and female readers and the face-paced action makes it a super quick read. Highly recommend... and I already have.
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.
If you are over the age of 30 and can't remember when you last had your blood pressure checked, you could be one of the 7 to 10 million people in this country who has high blood pressure. Doctors usually use the term 'hypertension' to describe this condition which may cause no symptoms at all for many years, but could eventually lead to serious complications, including heart disease and strokes. The most important message on hypertension is that, unless you have your blood pressure checked, you may...
The Long Good-bye is a classic novel by Raymond Chandler, the master of hard-boiled crime. Down-and-out drunk Terry Lennox has a problem: his millionaire wife is dead and he needs to get out of LA fast. So he turns to his only friend in the world: Philip Marlowe, Private Investigator. He's willing to help a man down on his luck, but later, Lennox commits suicide in Mexico and things start to turn nasty. Marlowe finds himself drawn into a sordid crowd of adulterers and alcoholics in LA's Idle Valley...
The cricket world's bestselling pocket annual. The indispensable guide to the season. The Playfair Cricket Annual 2014 includes coverage of the 2013 season, including the LV= County Championship, Yorkshire Bank 40 and the Friends Life t20. It also contains: a detailed register of all current first-class county players and umpires, including career bests in international Twenty20 matches; county records and 2013 first-class averages; current county players' first-class and List A limited-overs career...
The failings of the pharmaceutical industry have been well publicised, rendering drug manufacturing CEOs only marginally more popular than their counterparts in the energy industry. Nevertheless Goldacre continues to dismay the reader with new revelations of opacity, obfuscation and bias on the part of the drug manufacturers – meaning there is something to rile and enlighten even the most au fait reader. The strength of this work is in the detail of the research undertaken by the author and his...
I’ve always been lucky in a sense that the first time I read a book by Haruki Murakami, I had a wealth of his backlist to turn to when I was inevitably craving more. When I first plunged in to ‘The Wind Up Bird Chronicle’, I had no idea that when I’d started the first page, I’d be reading possibly one of the most important books of my life and was setting myself up for a colossal literary journey to discover one of my favourite living authors. Immediately, I devoured ‘Norwegian Woodâ...
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.
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