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  • The Way Back Home

    New cover reissue of this magical story from award-winning international bestselling picture book creator of Lost and Found, Oliver Jeffers. Once there as a boy, and one day, he found an aeroplane in his cupboard... He didn't remember leaving it in there, but he thought he'd take it out for a go right away. At first, all went well and the plane flew higher and higher and higher until... suddenly, with a splutter, it ran out of petrol. The boy was stuck on the moon... and he was not alone...

  • The Best of Dr. Seuss: The Cat in the Hat, the Cat in the Hat Comes Back, Dr. Seuss's ABC

    To accompany the release of the live action movie of The Cat in the Hat, starring Mike Myers, HarperCollins are proud to present this bumper bind-up of three of Dr. Seuss's most popular books: 'The Cat in the Hat', 'The Cat in the Hat Comes Back' and 'Dr. Seuss's ABC'. 'The Cat in the Hat' When the Cat in the Hat steps in on the mat, Sally and her brother are in for a roller-coaster ride of havoc and mayhem! The cat can rescue them from a dull rainy day, but it'll mean lots of spills along the way. 'The Cat in the Hat Comes Back' When the Cat in the Hat once more steps into the lives of Sally and her brother, he's soon up to his old tricks. He turns the house upside down, and the snow pink, ably assisted by a team of tiny helpers that he keeps in his hat! 'Dr. Seuss's ABC' "Big B, little b, what begins with B? Baby, barber, bubbles and a bumblebee!" Children can have lots of fun learning about big and little letters.

  • Provence: The Beautiful Cookbook

    Each title in this award-winning series offers an exquisite region-by-region taste tour filled with culinary specialties and surprises. Included in each large-format volume are gorgeous food and landscape photographs.

  • Unlikely Soldiers: how Two Canadians Fought The Secret War Against

    When Nazi Germany's Buchenwald concentration camp was liberated in 1945, its records revealed that two young Canadians, Ken Macalister and Frank Pickersgill, were among its countless victims. At 30 and 31 years of age, they had been agents of Britain's Special Operations Executive (SOE ), an undercover unit established by Winston Churchill that used sabotage and subversion to bring down the Nazi regime from within.
    Jonathan F. Vance brings us the dramatic, untold story of two men who were the most unlikely of soldiers. Pickersgill, an up-andcoming journalist, and Macalister, one of the finest law students ever to attend the University of Toronto, were both living in France when the Nazis seized power. Pickersgill, arrested as an enemy alien, spent two years in prison before escaping to England.
    The men's intelligence, resourcefulness and familiarity with French customs and language caught the attention of the SOE. Trained in special-operations techniques, from radio control to killing, they were paired together and parachuted into France-just as the underground network they were to join was cracked open by the Germans.
    Unlikely Soldiers is an extraordinary tale of unsung heroes, intrigue and tragic error. With access to the recently opened SOE archives, Vance draws new material into a fascinating narrative that will appeal to anyone interested in military history, the evolution of espionage, or simply the remarkable story of two heroic Canadians.

    Above the village of Chatillon-sur-Cher on the night of June 15/16, 1943, Frank and Ken sat in the fuselage of the Halifax and watched as the dispatcher hooked their parachutes to the static line. Seconds later, the red light blinked on, the dispatcher pulled the cover off the chute in the floor, and the two Canadians sat down. . . . Then the green light flashed . . . and Ken and Frank were gone.
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    From Unlikely Soldiers

  • Mog in the Dark

    Share in fifty years of a really remarkable cat...

    An all-time classic Mog story refreshed with a new cover and format.

    Join Mog for a fantastical adventure with mousedogbird!

    Mog sat in the dark.
    Mog thought in the dark.
    But the dark was not where Mog wanted to be...
    And who else was there in the dark?

    One night Mog's imagination takes her on a hilarious twilight adventure to a land of fantastical creatures, but true to form, all Mog really wants is her supper!

    Mog the Forgetful Cat was first published fifty years ago, and Mog has been delighting children all over the world with her adventures ever since. These books are the perfect gifts for boys, girls and families everywhere!

  • The Call: Discovering Why You are Here

    Following in the tradition of The Invitation and The Dance, The Call is based on an inspirational poem, exploring how to live well, and continue to live a life full of integrity, commitment, happiness and passion. The Call continues the inspiring work create by Oriah Mountain Dreamer in her previous best selling books The Invitation and The Dance. In The Call she takes her message to deeper levels which will appeal to both her long term followers and new readers alike. Each chapter of this book begins with a line from her new poem, and explores our ability to open up to the adventure of living.

  • Mog on Fox Night

    Share in fifty years of a really remarkable cat...

    Mog is everyone's favourite family cat! Join her in this warm-hearted and funny escapade about what happens when Mog doesn't want to eat her supper...

    Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Mog the Forgetful Cat with special anniversary editions of her much-loved adventures.

    From the creator of The Tiger Who Came to Tea and Mog the Forgetful Cat comes a delightful family adventure about a really remarkable cat!

    "One day Mog did not want to eat her supper..."

    It's snowing and Mr Thomas is cross at having to take the rubbish out. Who would have thought that all this would lead to three foxes in Mog's kitchen?

    Mog the Forgetful Cat was first published fifty years ago, and Mog has been delighting children all over the world with her adventures ever since. These books are the perfect gifts for boys, girls and families everywhere!

  • Top ICT Companies in the Uk

    The information and communication technology industry is one of the most innovative, stimulating, challenging and fast-moving, and, whether we like it or not, IT has become a major part of all our lives. The industry has created vast new opportunities for job seekers, consultants, shareholders and investors alike. The Corporate Research Foundation's panel of independent experts (drawn from the leading technology press, broadsheets and trade associations) analysed over 2000 IT and Communications companies to find the most successful in the UK. Their insights, based on interviews with senior management and HR personnel as well as extentsive research and analysis, are here compiled into a series of in-depth profiles. Each profile features star ratings, best and worst features and key facts and figures, as well as performance assesments based on reputation/customer focus, products and services, turnover/profit/growth rate, strategic alliances, training and development, and career opportunities.

  • FEAR BUSTING

    Following the success of his best-selling book Habit Busting, GMTV life coach Pete Cohen explains how to tackle the fears that prevent us from living the life we want, focussing on the fear of change.

    Do you worry about making mistakes? Are you afraid to try in case you get it wrong? Is the fear of change making you make do with the life you have, when you know it could be so much better?

    It doesn't have to be this way. In Fear Busting, acclaimed GMTV life coach Pete Cohen outlines simple strategies for tackling the fears that hold you back - especially the fear of change itself.

    By following Pete's motivational plan, you can change the way you see your life, so that challenges become chances, threats become opportunities and no obstacle is insurmountable.

  • Freshwater Life: Britain and Northern Europe

    Covering Britain and northern Europe, including the mainly freshwater environment of the Baltic Sea, this guide describes and illustrates over 900 species of plant and animal visible with the naked eye.

  • Vampire Mountain

    Darren Shan, the vampire's assistant, is forced to march to Vampire Mountain where he will be judged by the vampire princes. Darren Shan and Mr Crepsley make a long and dangerous trek to the vampire's stronghold in the mountains. The trek is a test of skill and endurance - one which sees Darren's vampire nature develop, and a new understanding of the mysterious blue-robed servants of the sinister Mr Tiny. Gavner Purl makes a welcome return when he joins Darren and Mr Crepsley, but they face more than the cold on their way to the vampire princes - the vampaneze have been there before them... Will Darren's meeting with the Vampire Princes restore his human nature, or turn him further towards the darkness...

  • An Irish Heart: How A Small Immigrant Community Shaped Canada, An

    During the Great Famine of the 1840s, thousands of impoverished Irish immigrants, escaping from the potato crop failure, fled to Canada on what came to be known as "fever ships." As the desperate arrivals landed at Quebec City or nearby Grosse Isle, families were often torn apart. Parents died of typhus and children were put up for adoption, while lucky survivors travelled on to other destinations. Many people made their way up the St. Lawrence to Montreal, where 6,000 more died in appalling conditions.

    Despite these terrible beginnings, a thriving Irish settlement called Griffintown was born and endured in Montreal for over a century. The Irish became known for their skill as navvies, building our canals and bridges, working long hours in factories, raising large, close-knit families. This riveting story captures their strong faith, their dislike of authority, their love of drink, song and a good fight, and their loyalty.

    Filled with personal recollections drawn from extensive author interviews, An Irish Heart recreates a community and a culture that has a place of distinction in our history. From D'Arcy McGee and Nellie McClung to the Montreal Shamrocks, Brian Mulroney and beyond, Irish Canadians have made their mark.

  • Seashore

    A fascinating introduction to the different habitats and creatures to be found along the coastline. With over 240 colour photographs, this is the ideal guide to take on seashore rambles.

  • Behindlings

    A brilliantly funny novel from one of our most unconventional literary talents, Nicola Barker. Some people follow the stars. Some people follow the soaps. Some people follow rare birds, or obscure bands, or the form, or the football. Wesley prefers not to follow. He thinks that to follow anything too assiduously is a sign of weakness. Wesley is a prankster, a maverick, a charismatic manipulator, an accidental murderer who longs to live his life anonymously. But he can't. It is his awful destiny to be hotly pursued - secretly stalked, obsessively hunted - by a disparate group of oddballs he calls The Behindlings. Their motivations? Love, boredom, hatred, revenge.

  • The Great and Secret Show

    In the little town of Palomo Grove, two great armies are amassing; forces shaped from the hearts and souls of America. In this New York Times bestseller, Barker unveils one of the most ambitious imaginative landscapes in modern fiction, creating a new vocabulary for the age-old battle between good and evil. Carrying its readers from the first stirring of consciousness to a vision of the end of the world, The Great and Secret Show is a breathtaking journey in the company of a master storyteller.

  • THE SECRET OF HAPPY PARENTS: How to Stay in Love as a Couple and True to Yourself

    Bestselling authors and communication and parenting experts Steve and Shaaron Biddulph bring you a humorous, loving guide to creating a successful long-term relationship. This highly readable book guides you through the ups and downs of life as a couple or family and gives you the skills you need to survive as a loving partner and parent. Everybody wants to find love, but in the real world love is something you learn one day at a time. Being a good partner or parent takes courage, honesty and a sense of humour - this book will help you with all three. The message of this entertaining and informative book is that ALL healthy couples have clashes, and sexual and communication problems can act as sparks that ignite new honesty and closeness - you just need to learn how to deal with them in the right way. This essential guide for anyone looking for advice on how to deal with life as a couple or a family includes: * How to grow commitment in small, safe steps. * Love, Lust and Liking - telling them apart and bringing them together. * Diagnosing your `couple style'. * The `make-or-break' crises that every marriage or partnership has - and how to use them to make your relationship stronger. * The Sex-Romance alliance - love that gets better. * How children can help us grow up and develop a more fulfilling relationship.

  • John Lennon: The Life

    The final word on music's greatest legend, in which Philip Norman reveals a John Lennon the world has never seen. With ground-breaking insight into the pain, beauty and frustration that shaped the genius of modern music, John Lennon: The Definitive Biography redefines a legend. John Lennon - the iconic songwriter, composer and one quarter of The Beatles - was a giant of the twentieth century. As the founding member of the world's most successful group ever, he changed lives. The popularity and significance of The Beatles is beyond comparison in our age - in the UK alone, they released more than 40 number one singles and albums. But their impact extended well beyond their music. Their clothes, hairstyles, statements, and even their choice of instruments made them trend-setters from the 1960s to this day, while their growing social awareness - reflected in the development of their music - saw their influence extend into the social and cultural revolutions of the 1960s. Following the painful collapse of The Beatles, John came out a wiser but angrier person. Together with his wife Yoko Ono, he attempted to transform the world through non-musical means. Their bed-in in Amsterdam and Montreal, their black bag appearances on stage, their innocent flirting with political activists and radicals, all received massive media attention. These events were in search of world peace. John Lennon was shot dead by a mentally disturbed fan outside his New York apartment building on December 8, 1980. Featuring previously unseen photographs, this truly is the definitive John Lennon.

  • Wye Valley

    A definitive natural history of the Wye Valley covering the geology, geomorphology, conservation and ecological history of this diverse area of outstanding natural beauty.

    The spectacular landscape of the Wye Valley region has attracted visitors for over 250 years. Designated one of the few lowland Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1971, it is dominated by the river Wye, which has done much to form this varied ecological landscape.

    George Peterken (who has lived in the region for many years and helped to draft the AONB's Nature Conservation Strategy in 1999), skillfully examines the diverse ecology, natural history, landscape and history of this district defined mainly by the extraordinary evolution of the river Wye into a meandering mature river.

    With little previously published on the area, Peterken also explores the results of recent conservation efforts in the region, recognising that despite the protection afforded to the outstanding natural beauty of natural habitats and wild species, these regions have continued to suffer substantial losses. Peterken goes on to chart the many initiatives that continue to promote effective conservation within the AONB and surrounding areas.

    Perfect for the enthusiastic naturalist, New Naturalist Wye Valley unlocks the secrets of this beautiful natural area.

  • Collins Biographical Dictionary of Scientists

    This is the fourth edition of a standard biographical guide to the world's scientists and technologists whose discoveries and inventions throughout history have increased human health and happiness, as well as their destructive powers, and contributed to the development of industry. The book contains 1300 entries, with a subject-index, a table of dates and a reference-list of other scientists mentioned in the text.

  • Danube

    This celebrates a river which has been at the centre of the great movements of history, the crucible of a culture that draws on influences of East and West, of Christendom and Islam. The reader accompanies the author along its course, from the Bavarian hills through Austro-Hungary and the Balkans to the Black Sea. In each town he raises the ghosts that inhabit the houses and monuments - Kafka and Freud, Wittgenstein and Marcus Aurelius, Lukacs, Heidegger and Celine, Canetti and Ovid - philosophers, novelists, diplomats and "condottieri", patriots and politicians.

  • Hercule Poirot. One, Two, Buckle My Shoe

    A dentist lies murdered at his Harley Street practice... The dentist was found with a blackened hole below his right temple. A pistol lay on the floor near his outflung right hand. Later, one of his patients was found dead from a lethal dose of local anaesthetic. A clear case of murder and suicide. But why would a dentist commit a crime in the middle of a busy day of appointments? A shoe buckle holds the key to the mystery. Now - in the words of the rhyme - can Poirot pick up the sticks and lay them straight?

  • DOROTHY ROWE'S GUIDE TO LIFE

    This is a distillation of Dorothy Rowe's insights on the main sticking points of life: identity and self-esteem, fear of death, depression, coping with other people, power, guilt and coming to terms with getting older.

  • Hell Bent for Leather: Confessions of a Heavy Metal Addict

    A witty and self-deprecating memoir about headbanging your way through growing up.

    Seb Hunter was a Heavy Metal fan and he's not proud. This is the story of his misguided 15-year Heavy Metal mission: from the first guitar (his dad's), to the first gig (conquering Winchester with his riffs), on through groupies and girlfriends and too many drugs to a faltering career in London, where outrageous egos, artistic differences and the dreaded arrival of Grunge (and a much needed haircut) kill the Heavy Metal dream.

    Along the way Seb imparts the important distinctions between Thrash Metal and Glam and casts his connoisseur's eye over the Metal guitar. You'll learn when to play a drum solo, the correct way to wear Spandex and exactly what to do when you're in the middle of a field at the Donington Festival and you desperately need a piss.

    Affectionate, irreverent, and very funny, Hell Bent For Leather is a moving story about growing up, of playing air guitar in your bedroom, of living with parental disapproval and of struggling with the laughter of your friends. It is a memoir about the glorious adolescent obsessions everybody has but no-one will admit to.

    Featuring music from: AC/DC, Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Slayer, Kiss, W.A.S.P., Aerosmith The Scorpians and Guns 'n' Roses.

  • Irish Peacock and Scarlet Marquess: The Real Trial of Oscar Wilde

    'As good as being in the gallery. Enthralling.' Peter Ackroyd, The Times

    The original transcript of the famous Wilde vs Queensberry trial, containing previously unseen details and exchanges. With extensive footnotes and a new introduction, this definitive account is a dramatic read that will delight Wilde enthusiasts and the general reader.

    One of the most famous love affairs in literary history is that of Oscar Wilde and Lord Alfred 'Bosie' Douglas. When it became public, it cost Wilde everything. Merlin Holland has discovered the original courtroom transcript of the trial which led to his grandfather's tragedy. Here at last is the true record, without the distortions of previous accounts.

    On 18 February 1895 Bosie's father, the Marquess of Queensberry, delivered a note to the Albemarle Club addressed to 'Oscar Wilde posing as somdomite [sic]'. With Bosie's encouragement, Wilde decided to sue the Marquess for libel. As soon as the trial opened London's literary darling was at the centre of the greatest scandal of his time.

    Wilde's fall from grace was swift: his case lost, prosecution by the Crown soon followed, ending in the imprisonment that destroyed his health - even as his art, as Wilde put it, improved through 'suffering'.

    In this remarkable book we witness Wilde's confidence ebbing under the relentless questioning and see him lose track of the witty lines for which he was famous. Ultimately, it was his wit that betrayed him.

  • How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?

    A playful peek into the homes of dinosaur babies and their parents at bedtime. 'How does a dinosaur say good night when Papa comes in to turn off the light? Does a dinosaur slam his tail and pout? Does he throw his teddy bear all about?' Most certainly not! Dinosaurs give their mums and dads big hugs and kisses, tuck their tails in and whisper, 'Good night!' Brimming with humour and familiar good-night antics, here is a playful peek into the homes of dinosaur children and their parents at bedtime. Mark Teague uses a variety of perspectives in his dramatic, full-page pictures of tyrannosaurus rexes, triceratopses, and pteranodons

  • English Usage

    A reference text presenting the most important facts about modern English. It is alphabetically organized and easy to use, compares both British and American usage, focuses on typical errors in many different languages and gives detailed coverage of particular topics.

  • Lemons: A Country Garden Cookbook

    Beautifully designed and exquisitely photographed, this unique series showcases sensational recipes that exhibit the wonderful versatility of fruits and vegetables, fresh from the garden or greengrocer's basket.

  • The I.R.A.

    An updated edition of this unique, bestselling history of the IRA, now including behind-the-scenes information on the recent advances made in the peace process. Tim Pat Coogan's classic The IRA provides the only fair-minded, comprehensive history of the organization that has transformed the Irish nationalist movement this century. With clarity and detachment, Coogan examines the IRA's origins, its foreign links, the bombing campaigns, hunger strikes and sectarian violence, and now their role in the latest attempt to bring peace to Northern Ireland. Meticulously researched, and backed up by interviews with past and present members of the organization, Tim Pat Coogan's book is an authoritative and compelling account of modern Irish history from the point of view of one of its most controversial major participants.

  • GHOSTS OF MANILA

    A brilliant and often brutal account of the dual lives of Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier and the long-running feud between them. Be prepared to have your previously held opinions challenged, then shattered, by this thought-provoking study. Set against the backdrop of the `Thrilla in Manila', the epic 1975 battle which many aficionados consider the greatest heavyweight fight ever, Ghosts of Manila offers a dramatic insight into the 30-year feud between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. Celebrated American sports journalist Mark Kram has spent nearly the same amount of time preparing to write this book - and the result is a hugely impressive piece of research and social history. When Ali and Frazier met in Manila for the third act of their trilogy of fights, their rivalry had spun out of control. More than a clash of personalities and fighting styles, the rivalry, inflamed by the media, took on overtones of politics and race. But in the aftermath of Manila the hype no longer mattered: one man was left with a ruin of a life; the other was battered to his soul. Frazier is now in an advanced state of blindness, still consumed by hate; Ali's once agile and powerful body is withered by the grip of Parkinson's disease. Kram's book begins with the boxers themselves - who they are and were. They began as friends, with a genuine, if grudging, respect for each other. They were turned into enemies as much by pride as forces over which they had no control. Weaving together past and present, Kram explodes the hagiography surrounding both fighters, particularly Ali, and presents the reader with the rarest of literary achievements: a psychologically riveting study of two heroes, many myths, and the reality behind it all. No one who reads Ghosts of Manila will ever think of Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier in the same way again ...

  • The Akhmatova Journals, 1938-1966: v. 1

    Lydia Chukovskaya and Anna Akhmatova were brought together by a common tragedy (both had lost loved ones in the purges of the 1930s) and by a common passion for literature. The journals are excerpts from Chukovskaya's diaries kept at great risk to herself and to those about whom she wrote, but now to be published in Moscow to celebrate the centenary of Akhmatova's birth. The journals compose a portrait of a poet of genius and a remarkable woman, and also provide a unique picture of Russian intellectual circles in the terrible years of World War II, years of hunger, disappearances and queues of prison-widows. When the publication of "The Journals" is complete in English - volume II will end with 1958 and volume III with Akhmatova's death in 1966 - it will stand as a testament to a poet's life and the cultural life of a nation under a totalitarian regime.

  • Concert 04 G Op.58 Piano

    Die Ausgabe ist in Partitur gedruckt; zur Auffuhrung werden zwei Exemplare benotigt.

  • Master and Commander

    'Master and Commander' is the first of Patrick O'Brian's now famous Aubrey/Maturin novels. The story establishes the friendship between Captain Jack Aubrey RN and Stephen Maturin, who becomes his secretive ship's surgeon and intelligence agent.

  • The Gift of Death: Confronting Canada's Tainted Blood Tragedy

    Few Canadians know of "Mr. L," an auto worker in Ontario who gave "the gift of life" in 1984 as part of a company blood donor drive. Many more will remember Kenneth Pittman, a 53-year-old heart patient, who died after being infected with AIDS -- from Mr. L's blood. They will also remember Mr. Pittman's wife, Rochelle, who contracted the virus from her husband because his doctor decided not to inform them of Mr. Pittman's fatal disease.

    This tragic story is a microcosm of Canada's blood scandal. For over a decade, bureaucratic dithering, profits-over-protection responses, a paternalistic medical establishment and uninformed victims combined to create the worst health-care disaster in Canadian history. More than 1,200 people have contracted AIDS from tainted blood -- and the dying continues.

    André Picard has produced the definitive analysis of this complex tragedy. All of the players are here -- public health officials who refused to take the "homosexual plague" seriously; the Red Cross, which worried about bad publicity and the bottom line; the too-little-too-late government that offered inadequate compensation for victims; and the arrogant medical establishment which sometimes took years to inform HIV patients of their condition; and most of all, the victims, who are paying for this betrayal with their lives.

    The Gift of Death is a call for a serious re-evaluation of an outdated blood system to ensure that a similar tragedy never occurs.

  • The Great Paper Caper

    Exciting new cover reissue of this funny forest story, from award-winning, internationally bestselling picture book creator of Lost and Found, Oliver Jeffers. When life in the forest begins to change; when trees mysteriously lose their branches, when whole tree trunks start to disappear, when homes are lost, the only course of action for the forest dwellers is to begin a full scale investigation. Alibis must be proved, clues must be sought but even so, blame is never far from anyone's thoughts. Who is the perpetrator of this heinous crime? Will justice be done?

  • Sea Room: An Island Life

    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to own your own set of islands? Adam Nicolson's father had answered a newspaper advertisement in the '30s. Uninhabited islands for sale, it said. Outer Hebrides. 600 acres. 500ft basaltic cliffs. Puffins and seals. Cabin. Apply Col. Kenneth Macdonald, Portree, Skye. These were the Shiants, three of the loneliest of the British Isles, set in a dangerous sea, with no more than a stone-built, rat-ridden bothy as accommodation, five miles or so off the coast of Lewis. They cost u1400 and for that he bought one of the most beautiful places on the planet."

  • Man of the Century: Winston Churchill and His Legend Since 1945

    Original and revelatory portrait of Churchill post Second World War which examines the development of his fame and his posthumous reputation from one of Britain's leading political writers John Ramsden is head of the history department at Queen Mary and Westfield College and a first-rate professional historian. He is a brilliant lecturer with an enviable reputation and is widely admired by the likes of Ben Pimlott and Peter Hennessy, who describes him as 'much better than me'. His first trade book, AN APPETITE FOR POWER: A NEW HISTORY OF THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY is the book to replace Lord Blake's history - an authoritative, readable, classic history book. Ramsden's second trade book is one on Churchill post-Second World War. This will not be 'yet another book' on Churchill, but a fresh, original biographical study of Churchill's post-war fame and reputation, what he was thought to stand for and how that reputation was constructed. It will contain a lot of new and revelatory material on how his personality, attitudes, and vision of himself have affected our own political perception of ourselves as a nation, and will argue that Churchill's romantic, imperial notion of Britain has contributed directly to many of the political debates of recent years - particularly our attitudes in Europe. This will not be a dry political analysis but an important biographical study of the man who found himself described as the prized possession of the whole world, and of the whole Churchill phenomenon from one of our most interesting and readable historians. This is Ramsden's turf. This aspect of Churchill has never been dealt with in any depth and he will undertake extensive new research amongst archives in Britain and the USA - much of which have either not been drawn on before or have only just been released.

  • Frankie: The Autobiography Of Frankie Dettori

    Irresistible to the punters, champion jockey Frankie Dettori is a charismatic personality with an easy charm and immaculate dress sense that make him an instant favourite on the track and a household name off it. His autobiography has been fully updated to include Frankie's record-breaking racing exploits in 2004.

    In his own words, Frankie Dettori charts his rise from stable lad to champion jockey, revealing the endless hours of hard work, the fun along the way, and his determination to succeed against the odds.

    Frankie relives his nine Classic winners in the UK and talks about his notable victories at the St Leger, The Breeder's Cup Mile, the Arc de Triomphe, the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, and, memorably, his seven winners on the same card at Ascot in 1996. He also shares the secrets of his successful partnerships with trainers like Luca Cumani and John Gosden, and owners such as Sheikh Mohammed of the Goldolphin organisation.

    This is also a human interest story. Frankie talks openly about using drugs to keep his weight down, his celebrity role as team captain on 'A Question of Sport', his rich and varied lifestyle outside of racing, including his family and inner circle, and of the moment when he almost lost his life following a plane crash.

    Controversial, informative and hugely entertaining, Frankie Dettori's life story will appeal to the millions of people who follow the sport as well as those intrigued to know more about one of the greatest talents that horse-racing has ever seen.

  • GEOFF BOYCOTT

    Few modern British sportsmen have fascinated the public more than Geoff Boycott. In this first comprehensive and balanced account of Boycott's life - fully updated to include his battle against cancer - award-winning author Leo McKinstry lifts the lid on one of cricket's great enigmatic characters.

    A record-breaking Test cricketer and acerbic commentator, Geoff Boycott has never been far away from controversy during his long career in the game.

    Based on meticulous research and interviews with a host of players, Test captains, officials, broadcasters, friends and enemies, this definitive biography cuts through the Boycott myth to expose the truth about this charismatic, single-minded and often exasperating personality.

    What was Boycott like as a schoolboy? How did his England cricket colleagues such as Graham Gooch, Dennis Amiss and Brian Close feel about him as a person? Why was he so unpopular in his early career for Yorkshire? And what is the real truth about the relationships that soured his private world?

    From his upbringing as a miner's son in a Yorkshire village, through highlights like his hundredth century at Headingley against Australia, to the low points such as the damaging court case in France, this warts-and-all account of his life makes for captivating reading.

  • Reading is Fun with Dr. Seuss

    This fabulous compilation of four of Dr. Seuss's most wacky tales, packed with colourful zany pictures, rollicking rhyme and off-the-wall humour, is guaranteed to make reading fun! `Hop on Pop' introduces readers to a range of simple rhyming words, all used in short, funny sentences. The nonsense escalates in `Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now!' as the reluctant Marvin is driven to bed by whatever means he can muster, be it on stilts, by mail, or even on lion's tail. `Oh, the Thinks you can Think!' encourages readers to explore the fantasy world of their own imagination, offering surreal combinations of things to think up. Finally, `I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!', featuring the famous Cat in the Hat, offers even more fun to be had by reading with Dr. Seuss!

  • Cycling in South West Scotland (en anglais)

    This cycling guide includes on- and off-road routes, gradient diagrams and accumulated mileages; an at-a-glance information box summarizing each tour; comprehensive information on places to visit and refreshment stops; a brief introduction to the area; and advice on preparing for a cycling trip. The South West of Scotland is a popular area for cycle touring and this book contains specially created, easy-to-follow maps and stage-by-stage route directions. It is endorsed by the CTC (the governing body of leisure cycling in Britain). Twenty-five cycle tours, ranging from short rides suitable for all the family, to half- and full-day rides for more experienced cyclists are detailed.

  • The On-Time, On-Target Manager

    How a Last-Minute manager conquered procrastination.

    THE ON-TIME, ON-TARGET MANAGER is about how to overcome a diabolical career killer that is lurking out there every day. It's called procrastination. Our story begins with Bob, a typical middle manager, who typically puts things off until the last minute. And as a result, he misses deadlines because his lack of focus causes him to accomplish all the meaningless tasks before he gets to the important things. Bob rationalizes, justifies and tries to explain. But there is an answer and it's found in the helpful and enjoyable new book. Bob learns to overcome his procrastination by developing a clear picture of where he's been, where he is now, and where he's headed. As a result, he develops the ability to see how poor decisions separate him from good results. And in so doing, he commits himself to real goals, clear ideals, and firm tasks that turn him from a Last-Minute manager into THE ON-TIME, ON-TARGET MANAGER.

  • Life at the Extremes: [The Science of Survival]

    Man can only tolerate a limited range of environmental conditions, whereas other lifeforms thrive in the most intense conditions - in extreme heat or many, many leagues under the sea in utter darkness or deep in the middle of rocks. Why is this so?

  • Horton Hears A Who!: Yellow Back Book

    Horton the kindly elephant has his work cut out saving the tiny Whos who live on a speck of dust no one else believes they are there! But Horton eventually convinces everyone that A person s a person, no matter how small !

    With a special jacket to tie-in with the brand new animated movie from 20th Century Fox.

    With his unique combination of hilarious stories, zany pictures and riotous rhymes, Dr Seuss has been delighting young children and helping them learn to read for over fifty years. Creator of the wonderfully anarchic Cat in the Hat, and ranked among the UK s top ten favourite children s authors, Dr. Seuss is a global best-seller, with nearly half a billion books sold worldwide.

    To celebrate 20th Century Fox s brand new animated feature, HarperCollins is proud to publish one of Dr Seuss s best-loved books. This is a Yellow Back Book, for older, more fluent readers to enjoy.

  • The Good Web Site Guide 2006

    An up-to-date guide to the best and most useful sites on the Web. Completely revised and updated to incorporate newer sites as well as favourites in previous years, this is the definitive A--Z on the Internet for young and old. The original best-selling guide to the best sites available on the Net. Divided into sections and genres, each site is fully reviewed to show what unique features set it apart from the rest. From music to shopping, finance to travel, the internet covers a bewildering range of topics, but this book will focus on what's really useful and popular. The completely revised and updated 2006 edition will have around 5000 sites, each of which is rated for content, value, ease of use and speed. Divided into sections which will include Consumer Information, Help for the Disabled, Dance, Organising a Party and Politics, as well as staple sections on Food and Drink,Travel, Finance, Health and Hobbies. A must-have for parents, as well as an invaluable resource for children, this book has universal appeal.

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1 : A Game of Thrones

    The first volume in a new fantasy trilogy

  • Statecraft

    Margaret Thatcher brings her unrivalled political experience to bear on the challenges of the new millennium. Lady Thatcher's previous books on her political career have been bestsellers: The Downing Street Years went to No.1. She is a unique world figure and this book, containing her views about the dangers and opportunities of the new millennium, has attracted great interest both in Britain and around the world. In her own words: I wanted to write one more book -- and I wanted it to be about the future. In this age of spin-doctors and sound bites, the ever present danger is that leaders will follow fashion and not their instincts and beliefs. That was not how the West won the Cold War, not how we created the basis for today's freedom and prosperity. If we wish to make our achievements secure for our children and grandchildren, the West must stay vigilant and strong. In this book it will be my purpose to show that it can -- and must- be done.

  • Zita West's Guide to Getting Pregnant: The Complete Programme from the Renowned Fertility Expert

    A pioneer in the field of fertility, ex-midwife Zita West's programme is invaluable for couples trying to conceive. Harley Street's most popular fertility expert guides the reader through a process of vital physical and mental preparation and incorporates the latest research into what works in complementary medicine and supplements. The Sunday Mirror called Zita West 'the baby dream maker' and The Times reported that Zita is 'renowned for helping women to get pregnant when everything else has failed. The book is for every couple trying to conceive and has fascinating advice culled from Zita's 20 years of experience as midwife and 7 as acupuncturist. It provides a structured, easy-to-follow step-by-step programme, including details on: - when and how often to have sex - what can prevent fertilisation and conception - everything you need to know about sperm and ovulation - nutrition, supplements and herbs - complementary therapies such as acupressure, lymphatic massage and hypnotherapy - how to overcome stress and other emotional blocks to pregnancy - PCOS, endometriosis and other health issues - tests and procedures if there is a problem Complete with case studies and Zita's enormou

  • Myth and Magic: The Art of John Howe

    A portfolio of over 100 of John Howe's Tolkien cover, calendar and exhibition paintings, with supporting notes, sketches and photographs by the artist. For the first time ever, a portfolio of illustrated work from the award-winning artist, John Howe, which reveals the breathtaking vision of one of the foremost fantasy artists in the world. Myth and Magic is arranged into six sections, which looks at the books by J R R Tolkien that have inspired John Howe - The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion and The History of Middle-earth - and is complemented by a fascinating tour through the paintings that he has produced for some of the finest fantasy authors working today. From the beloved painting of Smaug which decorates The Hobbit, his numerous and bestselling calendar illustrations, the world famous "Gandalf" picture, which is synonymous with the HarperCollins one-volume edition of The Lord of the Rings, this large-format hardback will delight fans of Tolkien, and anyone who has been captured by the imagination of the artist who so brilliantly brings to life the literary vision of J R R Tolkien.

  • The Holocaust

    A definitive history of the Jews of Europe during World War II. "He weaves the cold facts with the nightmarish oral histories into a masterly chronological narrative".--Peter Hay, Los Angeles Times Book Review. 34 black-and-white photographs.

  • Public Speaking: speak in public with confidence

    The only guide you'll need to help you make that speech a success. The very thought of standing up in front of and then addressing an audience is sufficient to fill most people with blind terror, whether it's to be a wedding speech, a work presentation or simply proposing a toast. Yet speaking effectively in public is a skill that can be learned like any other, and this guide will teach you the techniques and tips to overcome your nerves and become an effective speaker, whatever the situation. Covers all the practical techniques needed to plan, write and present any speech successfully Packed with advice and hints on speeches for a wide variety of occasions, from family gatherings to formal social or business events Contains a useful selection of quotations organised by subject and lists the different forms of address and references to where to find inspiration on the World Wide Web Checklists and practice examples help build confidence quickly If you only ever buy one book to help you make that speech, this should be it!

  • The Infinite Mind: The Mind/Brain Phenomenon

    The evidence for the existence of the Mind as something distinct from the Brain. Betty Shine's new book centres on the Mind/Brain phenomenon and an argument that has dogged the scientific community for years. With a quarter of a century of experience of mediumship behind her, Betty Shine has the proof required to demonstrate the existence of Mind Energy as something which survived the physical death of the Brain. Drawing on survival evidence through many interesting and intriguing stories, this book is the first attempt by anyone to distinguish between Mind and Brain. Betty Shine can not only see it - she can prove it. From out-of-body and near-death experience to clairvoyant contact and meditation, THE INFINITE MIND will inspire both individuals and the world of science to re-examine their beliefs.

  • The Sun Jumbo Quizword Book 4 (Bk. 4)

    The fourth title in this series, featuring a whole year's worth of the general-knowledge Big Quizword from the Saturday edition of The Sun. Do you know which popular kids' TV character had the biggest selling single in 2000? Or the nickname of Rotherham United? Or perhaps the French pianist composer who in his youth wrote music hall songs and played in cafes? If you think you can answer any or all of the above questions, The Sun Jumbo Quizword Book 4 is probably for you. The Big Quizword appears every week on the Saturday Stumper page of The Sun. With clues on subjects from American presidents to soap opera actors and from the names of 19th-century battles to the names of famous popstars, this jumbo-sized puzzle is a fantastic test of all-round general knowledge. And containing 52 crossword puzzles, there should be more than enough to keep you occupied for at least a couple of Saturdays.

  • The Journey for Kids: Liberating Your Child's Shining Potential

    An invaluable tool for helping children to overcome any emotional and physical issues, The Journey for Kids presents simple imagery exercises that will appeal to children from 5-12. * This book offers a unique healing experience that will allow your child to feel more comfortable with their emotions and understand and accept their feelings; feelings which may previously have frightened them or held them back. The methods used have also been successful in healing a wide range of illnesses in children. * The book presents a simple guided exercise, which teaches children to envision an adventure inside their own body. Here they can recall memories and, using imaginary balloons full of qualities such as courage, sense of humour, confidence or understanding, forgive anyone, including themselves, for hurtful situations they have experienced. * The Journey for Kids process will appeal to any child from 5-12, and the book also offers a chapter on working with teenagers and a `fairy-tale' story that can be read to younger children. * Includes details on the background of the Journey and case studies and testimonial letters of children's success stories from all over the world.

  • How to Be a Knight in 10 Easy Stages

    Here is everything you need to know about being a knight, from from being a young page to being knighted. This humorous non-fiction book explains all the tasks, training, outfits and privileges that came with the job.

  • The Search for the Dice Man

    The sequel to the cult classic The Dice Man, this book can also change your life! Larry Rhinehart is the son of an infamous father - the renegade psychiatrist Luke Rhinehart, otherwise known as the Dice Man. Luke became a cult figure in the seventies, inspiring thousands to follow him into the anarchic world of Dice Living, where every decision is made not by the self, but by the roll of the dice. Larry, however, is emphatically not a follower. He has grown up to have a great respect for order and control. A wealthy Wall Street analyst, all set to marry the boss's daughter, Larry has got life where he wants it. Until rumours begin to circulate about the reappearance of his long-vanished father - and Larry's carefully organized world begins to look a lot less certain. By turns funny, moving and wildly erotic, The Search for the Dice Man is a journey of the body and spirit never to be forgotten.

  • The Complete Stories Volume I: v. 1

    First published fifteen years ago, shortly after his death, inside this collection are some of the finest short stories of science fiction writing from one of the genre's greatest writers, Isaac Asimov. Isaac Asimov was the Grand Master of the Science Fiction Writers of America, the founder of robot ethics, and one of the world's most prolific authors of fiction and non-fiction. The Good Doctor's short fiction has been enjoyed by millions for more than half a century. Now the definitive Asimov collection is underway with Volume One of The Complete Stories. Many of these stories are classics of the genre, and the last, 'The Last Question', the absolute personal favourite of Asimov himself. Always entertaining and thought provoking, these stories display Asimov's mastery of the short story form. He remains supreme as the thinking person's science fiction writer.

  • Complete Lakeland Fells

    A comprehensive and detailed route reference work on the Lakeland Fells, this book covers all the Fell tops over 1,000 feet (305m) in the English Lake District National Park. The legendary beauty, unique character and accessibility of the Lake District makes it irresistible to hill walkers of all levels. "Complete Lakeland Fells" gives walking distances and duration along with altitudes gained for every walk and the heights of the major fells encountered. The regions are divided into six geographical areas, with 129 circular walks chosen for their character, quality and practicality by a local author with years of climbing experience.

  • Raving Fans!

    With a new foreword by Ken Blanchard A straightforward and snappy guide to successful customer service from the author of the bestselling The One Minute Manager. Raving Fans, in a nutshell, is the advice given to a new Area Manager on his first day - in an extraordinary business book that will help everyone, in every kind of organisation or business, deliver stunning customer service and achieve miraculous bottom-line results. Raving Fans is written in the parable style of The One Minute Manager and uses a brilliantly simple and charming story to teach how to define a vision, learn what a customer really wants, institute effective systems, and make Raving Fan Service a constant feature - not just a passing fad. Business is in the midst of a service crisis that has left millions of disillusioned customers in its wake. Raving Fans includes startling new tips and innovative techniques that can help anyone create a revolution in any workplace - and turn their customers into raving, spending fans.

  • When Things Fall Apart

    Pema Chodron reveals the vast potential for happine

  • THE WISDOM OF NO ESCAPE: How to Love Yourself and Your World

    Massmarket edition of this spiritual guide to making the most of life, through bad times as well as good, from bestselling author Pema Choedroen. This accessible book has been on the US bestseller lists consistently for four years now. In The Wisdom of No Escape, bestselling author Pema Choedroen shows us the profound value of our situation of 'no exit' from the ups and downs of life. This book is about saying yes to life in all its manifestations - about making friends with ourselves and our world and embracing the potent mixture of joy, suffering, brilliance, and confusion that characterizes the human experience. It urges us to wake up wholeheartedly to everything and to use the abundant, richly textured fabric of everyday life as our primary spiritual teacher and guide.

  • Romances sans paroles (Songs without words) --- Piano

    Ce recueil contient une selection des pieces les plus celebres extraites des Romances sans paroles du compositeur allemand Felix Menselssohn (1809 - 1847). Contenu : Andante con moto, op. 19/1- Andante espressivo, op. 19/2- Molto allegro e vivace, op. 19/3- Moderato, op. 19/4- Piano agitato, op. 19/5- Venetian Gondola Song, op. 19/6- Adagio non troppo, op. 30/3- Venetian Gondola Song, op. 30/3- Allegro non troppo, op. 38/2- Andante, op. 38/4- Presto agitato, op. 53/3- Folk Song, op. 53/5- Andante maestoso, op. 62/3- Allegretto grazioso, op. 62/6- Allegro leggiero, op. 67/2- Presto, op. 67/4- Presto, op. 102/3- Andante, op. 102/6

  • THE FINAL SOLUTION

    A brilliant reworking of the detective story by the much-acclaimed Michael Chabon, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER & KLAY. In THE FINAL SOLUTION, Michael Chabon has crafted a short, suspenseful tale of compassion and wit that reimagines the classic 19th-century detective story. In deep retirement in the English countryside, an 89-year-old man, vaguely remembered by locals as a once-famous detective, is more concerned with his beekeeping than with other people. Into his life wanders Linus Steinman, nine years old and mute, who has escaped from Nazi Germany with his sole companion: an African grey parrot. What is the meaning of the mysterious strings of German numbers the bird spews out? A top-secret SS code? The keys to a series of Swiss bank accounts perhaps? Or something more sinister? Is the solution to this last case - the real explanation of the mysterious boy and his parrot - beyond even the reach of the once-famed sleuth? Subtle revelations lead the reader to a wrenching resolution. This brilliant homage is the work of a master storyteller at the height of his powers.

  • Carte routière : Indian Subcontinent : India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Nad Sri Lanka (en anglais)

    This detailed physical map, with hillshading and layer colouring, shows key tourist sites, areas of natural beauty, local activity centres and main transport links. It covers all of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka, extending from the Himalayas to the Indian Ocean. Useful features include detailed city maps of Delhi, Mumbai (Bombay), Chennai (Madras), Agra, Karachi, Lahore, Colombo, Dhaka (Dacca) and Kathmandu, and an essential travel connections guide and distance chart. A comprehensive place name index to towns, villages and places of interest is included. The map is aimed at the independent traveller for both planning and using on a trip. It should also be useful for home and business reference.

  • Edge of Empire: Conquest and Collecting in the East 1750-1850

    Talented historian Maya Jasanoff offers an alternative history of the British Empire. It is not about conquest - but rather a collection of startling and fascinating personal accounts of cross-cultural exchange from those who found themselves on the edges of Empire. A Palladian mansion filled with Western art in the centre of old Calcutta, the Mughal Emperor's letters in an archive in the French Alps, the names of Italian adventurers scratched into the walls of Egyptian temples: in this imaginative book, Maya Jasanoff delves into the stories behind artefacts like these to uncover the lives of collectors in India and Egypt who lived on the frontiers of European empire. `Edge of Empire' traces their exploits to tell an intimate history of imperialism. Written and researched on four continents, `Edge of Empire' tells a story about the making of European empires, ones that break away from the grand narratives of power, exploitation, and resistance, to delve into the personal dimensions of imperialism. She asks what people brought to imperial frontiers and what they took away, and what motives drove them, whether ambition, opportunism, curiosity or greed. This rich and compelling book enters a world where people lived, loved and died, and identified with each other across cultures much more than our prejudices about `Empire' might suggest.

  • Indira: The Life of Indira Nehru Gandhi

    The definitive and first non-partisan biography of one of the most formidable political figures of the 20th-century (voted Woman of the Millennium in a BBC poll, 2000) Indira Gandhi's life, from her birth in 1917, through partition and up to her assassination in 1984, was dominated by the politics of her country. Always directly involved in India's turbulent 20th-century history, once she accepted the mantle of power, she became one of the world's most powerful and significant women. This biography, the first to be written by an unpartisan, Western woman, will focus on Gandhi's role as a female leader of men in one of the most chauvinistic, complex and politicised cultures in the world. Comprehensive, yet also personal, Frank's biography will deal with power and how this often isolated woman handled it, alongside her family and her emotional life. It will be the definitive book on one of this century's most powerful and important women.

  • 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing

    Ries and Trout share their rules for certain successes in the world of marketing. Combining a wide-ranging historical overview with a keen eye for the future, the authors bring to light 22 superlative tools and innovative techniques for the international marketplace. Presented with irreverant but honest insights, their advice often flies in the face of conventional but not always successful wisdom. They explore marketing campaigns that have succeeded and those that have failed, why good ideas never lived up to expectations, and offer their own ideas on what would have worked better.

  • Cool!

    Michael Morpurgo's inspiring new story of Robbie, a boy in a coma - victim of a car accident. Locked inside his own head, able to hear but not move or speak, Robbie tries to keep himself from slipping ever deeper into unconsciousness. Robbie, football fan and animal lover, runs after his dog Lucky one day when he chases a cat and is hit by a car. Unconscious, Robbie lies in hospital, unable to speak, move or eat. But he can hear; he is aware, even though his family and friends don't know this. Inside his head, we hear Robbie's thoughts; on his Mum and sister, why his parents are separated. His friends and family try desperately to reach him - even Zola, his favourite Chelsea footballer, comes to see him. And still Robbie can't 'wake up'. Until one day, against hospital rules, Dad brings Lucky into the hospital. Can Lucky bring Robbie back to life?

  • The Atrocity Exhibition (Flamingo Modern Classics): Annotated

    A prophetic and experimental masterpiece by J. G. Ballard, the acclaimed author of 'Crash' and 'Super-Cannes'. This edition includes explanatory notes from the author. The irrational, all-pervading violence of the modern world is the subject of this extraordinary tour de force. The central character's dreams are haunted by images of John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe, dead astronauts and car-crash victims as he traverses the screaming wastes of nervous breakdown. Seeking his sanity, he casts himself in a number of roles: H-bomber pilot, presidential assassin, crash victim, psychopath. Finally, through the black, perverse magic of violence he transcends his psychic turmoil to find the key to a bizarre new sexuality. In this revised edition, Ballard has added extensive annotation that help to unlock many of the mysteries of one of the most prophetic, enigmatic and original works of the late twentieth century. This edition is part of a new commemorative series of Ballard's works, featuring introductions from a number of his admirers (including Neil Gaiman, Iain Sinclair, James Lever and Ali Smith) and brand-new cover designs.

  • La flûte enchantée KV620 arrangements faciles par Heumann --- Piano

    Version simplifiee pour piano par Hans-Gunter Heumann, des themes principaux du celebre opera La Flute enchantee de Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791). Cette partition s adresse aux pianistes debutants, les themes sont accompagnes de textes explicatifs et d illustrations tres colorees.

  • The Big Turnip

    A wordless retelling of the classic story, in which farmer, his family and friends try to pull up an enormous turnip.

  • The Pot of Gold

    Julia Donaldson tells the tale of the misfortunate characters Bonny and Sandy, who are forever arguing. One day a little man comes to stay, and it looks as though their luck has changed.

    Julia Donaldson tells the tale of the misfortunate characters Bonny and Sandy, who are forever arguing. One day a little man comes to stay, and it looks as though their luck has changed.

    Pages 14-15 contain a flow chart, giving the opportunity to summarise and discuss the events of the story.

    Purple/Band 8 books offer developing readers literary language with some challenging vocabulary.

    Ideas for Guided Reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

  • FRIENDS, VOTERS, COUNTRYMEN

    A lively, idiosyncratic, witty look at the heart of our political process by a man who has crossed over from observer to activist, to become one of our newest members of parliament. Boris Johnson, celebrated for his blonde thatch of hair as well as for his brilliant writing in the newspapers, and much liked for his appearances on television and radio, took notes throughout his period as prospective candidate and the election campaign. The result is a book that is lovely and fascinating, outspoken and funny, and yet raises real questions about the democratic process. Have you ever wondered about becoming a Member of Parliament? Or why other people do? Or considered what the prospective parliamentary candidates do as they stump around the constituency - making speeches, kissing babies, knocking on front doors, providing newspaper copy? Or what difference it makes to us? Boris Johnson has been a candidate in two elections. As a journalist, he is used to writing about politicians. Now he is himself being interviewed. So what does it feel like, with the tables turned? In his own inimitable style, Boris Johnson writes about his views on the role of MPs and what they can achieve today. He comments on life on the stump, and the pleasure (mostly) of meeting voters, on political parties, current issues, and how to persuade people to vote - all interwoven with stories of what happened to him on his way to a meeting...

  • `... then he ate my boy entrancers.'

    Hilariously funny Louise Rennison's fabby sixth book of the confessions of crazy but lovable teenager Georgia Nicolson. Guaranteed to have the nation laughing their knickers off! "Come on, Jas, you do really want to know my plan, especially as it concerns you, my little hairy pally." "I'm not hairy." "Have it your own way, just don't go near any circuses." "Shut up. Go on then, tell me your plan." "OK, this is it: when I go to Hamburger-a-gogo land... you come with me! Do you see? We will be like Thelma and Louise!" "We're not called Thelma and Louise." "I know that, I'm just saying we will be LIKE THEM!" "And we're not American. And neither of us can drive." "Oh dear God. Jas, your spaceship has arrived. Please get in." Laugh your knickers off at Georgia's tales from her trip to Hamburger-a-gogo land (the US) and her attempts to entice Masimo, the Italian stallion. Can Georgia become the composed sex-kitten she aspires to be...?

  • The "Two Towers" Creatures Guide

    This is a full colour paperback guide to the monsters and peoples in the "Lord of the Rings" film trilogy. Packed with photographs and drawings, this introduction shows how the filmmakers have realized the inhabitants of Tolkien's Middle-earth. The book includes photographs of creatures from "The Fellowship of the Ring", from the benign Hobbits to Lurtz, the ill-fated leader of the Uruk-hai, as well as Sauron, the Balrog, the Cave Troll and the Watcher in the water. The book also includes photographs and details of races prominent in the "The Two Towers", including the Rohirrim, the tree-like Ents, the wolverine Wargs and the flying Fell Beasts. Serving both as an introduction for children and a visual reference for adult movie buffs, the fictional world is augmented in the book with some behind-the-scenes details on how each creature has been designed and brought to life, revealing just enough of the filmmaking magic not to ruin the illusion. The book also includes a free fold-out chart.

  • The Other Queen

    A dramatic novel of passion, politics and betrayal from the author of The Other Boleyn Girl. Mary, Queen of Scots, fights to regain her kingdom whilst under the guard of Queen Elizabeth s trusted accomplice, Bess of Hardwick.

    Mary is Queen of Scotland but she has been forced to flee her land and take refuge in an England that is ruled by her cousin Elizabeth. But England, precarious in its Protestant state, set against the mighty powers of Spain, France and Rome, doesn t need a charismatic Catholic figurehead at large. So Elizabeth s chief advisor, Cecil, devises a plan in which Mary will live under guard with his trusted accomplice: Bess of Hardwick.

    Bess is a self-made woman, a shrewd survivor. She is newly married to her fourth and most distinguished husband, the Earl of Shrewsbury. But what marriage can withstand the charms of Mary? Or the threat of rebellion that she always carries? Mary must wait in her privileged imprisonment for the return to Scotland and her infant son; but waiting is not the same as doing nothing...

    With her characteristic combination of superb storytelling and authentic historical background, Philippa Gregory brings to life this period of great change, in a riveting tale of betrayal, loyalty, politics and passion.

  • Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World, Eleventh Edition

    Featuring 250 pages of updated detailed mapping and a specially commissioned 72 page introductory section, this atlas presents a comprehensive picture of the world in the 21st century. Since it's first edition in 1967, the atlas has sold over 1 million copies. Its detailed and mapping represents a blend of tradition, authority and style. The 10th edition, published in 1999, was the first completely new edition of the atlas since its introduction. Now this fully revised 11th edition brings all the reference maps and detailed thematic information completely up to date. The preliminary section is introduced by state-of-the-art satellite images of the continents and continues with a series of maps, images, photographs and graphics which present a detailed picture of today's physical world and man's interaction with it. The section also includes an account of the evolution of world maps and of significant developments in cartography, and concludes with detailed geographical information on the world's physical features and the world's states and territories. The reference maps, produced in the distinctive and authoritative Times style, present the most accurate and up-to-date representation of our knowledge of the earth today. The areas shown, and the scale and map projection of each plate, have been specifically chosen to give the best representation of each geographical area. The maps now include a brand new map of the world's physical features. The gazetteer-index to over 200,000 place names and geographical features illustrates the unique scope of the atlas. It includes full cross-referencing with alternative and former names, geographical coordinates of every settlement shown on the maps, and a comprehensive glossary of geographical terms. The atlas includes: a 72-page introductory section; 250 pages of reference maps of continents, countries and oceans; and a 224 page gazetteer index to over 200,000 place names and geographical features.

  • Garden Natural History

    In a much-anticipated addition to the New Naturalist library, Stefan Buczacki takes a broad look at the relatively unexplored world of the garden, and its relevance within the context of natural history overall.

    Though gardens are often viewed merely as artificial creations rather than easily accessible places to observe and encourage wildlife, Garden Natural History rectifies this misconception. By viewing gardens within the wider context of the British ecological landscape, Buczacki follows the garden's development as a habitat within which vertebrates, invertebrates and native and alien plants alike have been introduced and to which they have adapted.

    Garden Natural History offers a fascinating insight into the diversity of organisms and ecological processes that constitute the garden, whilst also highlighting the role of the gardener as conservator and showing how the garden can inspire all naturalists.

  • THRASS: Special Needs Pack

    This evaluation pack contains a "Tecacher Manual", "THRASSCHARTS", "THRASS cassette", "Handwriting Book", "Reading Book", "Spelling Book", and an "Assessment Book".

  • The Josephine B Trilogy

    The Josephine B. Trilogy comprises three acclaimed,bestselling novels that draw the reader into the delicate yet passionaterelationship between Josephine and Napoleon Bonaparte: The Many Lives& Secret Sorrows of Josephine B.; Tales of Passion, Tales of Woe;and The Last Great Dance on Earth. Together in this omnibusedition, they form an irresistible epic, tracing Josephine's transformationfrom impressionable young girl to canny and compassionate wife, to confidanteempress and one of the most sophisticated and powerful women in history.

    Adored by readers of historical fiction, the Josephine novelsare a sweeping tale of love and loss, political intrigue and revolution duringone of the most tumultuous periods in European history.

  • Turquie Méditerranée Côte : 1/435 000

    Single sided map, previously published as part of the Bartholomew South West Turkey Holiday Map Now rebranded Collins. SCALE 1 : 435 000 1 cm to 4.4 kms 1 inch to 7 miles EDITION Single sided map, previously published as part of the Bartholomew South West Turkey Holiday Map. Now rebranded Collins. MAIN FEATURES Road map of the Mediterranean Coast of Turkey, with tourist information. Indexes to places of interest. INCLUDES Town plans of Antalya and Alanya. Holiday factfile on back cover. AREA OF COVERAGE From Fethiye in the west to Alanya in the east and from Isparta and Konya in the north to the Mediterranean coast in the south. WHO THE PRODUCT IS AIMED AT Tourist and package holiday maker. OTHER PRODUCTS IN THE SERIES Turkey -- Aegean Coast Cyprus Crete Rhodes Corfu Plus a range of maps covering most popular holiday destinations

  • Elizabeth and Mary: Cousins, Rivals, Queens

    This is the first biography of the fateful relationship between Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots. It was the defining relationship of their lives, and marked the intersection of the great Tudor and Stuart dynasties, a landmark event in British history. Distinguished biographer Jane Dunn reveals an extraordinary story of two queens ruling in one isle, both embodying opposing qualities of character, ideals of womanliness and of divinely ordained kingship. Theirs is a drama of sex and power, recklessness, ambition and political intrigue, with a rivalry that could only be resolved by death. As regent queens in an overwhelmingly masculine world, they were deplored for their femininity, compared unfavourably with each other, and courted by the same men. By placing this dynamic and ever-changing relationship at the centre of the book, Dunn throws new light and meaning on the complexity of their natures. She reveals an Elizabeth revolutionary in her insistence on ruling alone, while Mary is not the romantic victim of history, but a courageous adventurer with a reckless heart. Vengeful against her enemies and the more ruthless of the two, she was untroubled by plotting Elizabeth's murder. Elizabeth, however, was in anguish at having to sanction Mary's death warrant for treason. Working almost exclusively from contemporary letters and writings, she lets them speak to us across more than four hundred years, their voices and responses surprisingly familiar to our own, their characters vivid, by turns touching and terrible.

  • Animals in Art

    From the author of I SPY - AN ALPHABET IN ART; and I SPY - NUMBERS IN ART, another colour illustrated title containing a selection of fine art paintings from artists worldwide and throughout history, combined with a simple game of animal identification. I spy with my little eye... a bird a lion two tigers The twenty magnificent paintings in this book have different animals for you to find. Can you spot them all? With a wonderful variety of artists, including Titian, Renoir and Picasso, this game is the perfect way to introduce children to fine art.

  • Reflexology: The 5 elements and their 12 meridians : a unique approach

    This complete self-teaching guide is the perfect handbook for beginners and students alike. It uniquely links Eastern and Western approaches to reflexology and health, making this a comprehensive guide to using the meridians and pressure points of the feet to treat a wide range of ailments. Reflexology, the gentle but highly effective form of therapeutic foot massage, has gained wide acceptance as a powerful, natural healing art. Remarkable results have been achieved with ailments such as back pain, chronic fatigue (ME), digestive problems, eczema, insomnia and migraine. Inge Dougans's new book includes her latest research into the benefits of her unique techniques and is a complete self-teaching guide suitable for beginners and students alike. Bringing together East and West by making clear the close connection between reflexology and Chinese meridian theory, internationally respected reflexologist Inge Dougans shows how the human body has its own internal energy lines - or acupuncture meridians - and reveals how to find and use the reflexology points and associated meridians on the foot to restore the body to its natural balance, prevent ill health and assist relaxation. This comprehensive handbook includes: * the history of reflexology and the Chinese meridian therapy * an explanation of how reflexology and the meridian theory work * illustrated step-by-step reflexology treatments for specific ailments * treatments of meridian disorders * case histories.

  • Frames of Mind

    The author demonstrates that there exist many human "intelligences", common to all cultures - each with its own pattern of development and brain activity, and each different in kind from the others. These potentials include linguistic, musical and logical/mathematical capacities, as well as spatial and bodily intelligences, and the ability to arrive at an emotional and mental sense of self and other people. Rather than reducing an individual's potential to a single score on an IQ test, it is the fostering and education of all these intelligences that should be our concern.

  • The Best of Clay Pot Cooking

    Since Roman times, cultures around the world have been enchanted with cooking in clay and the juicy, full flavors it preserves in any dish. Today's healthminded cooks will find an added bonus: Clay pot cooking is practically foolproof and often fat-free. In The Best of Clay Pot Cooking, Dana Jacobi takes a fresh look at cooking in clay pots and comes up with over 40 easy and delectable recipes, from soups and stews to breads and desserts. Some reflect traditional uses for the clay pot, such as roasting poultry and beef; others are inventive new dishes drawing on ethnic influences -- Chicken Tagine with Green Olives & Preserved Lemon, for example, or Salmon with Ginger & Lime, Shrimp & Ham Jambalaya, Black & White Chipotle Chili, Moroccan Semolina Bread, or Banana Bread Pudding. And all these are prepared with minimum fuss, maximum flavor, and enormous nutritional value.

  • The Power of Physical Intelligence: 10 Ways to Tap into Your Physical Genius

    The latest book in the 'Power of' series, which comprises The Power of Verbal Intelligence, The Power of Social Intelligence, The Power of Creative Intelligence and The Power of Spiritual Intelligence, from bestselling author Tony Buzan.

    - Physical Intelligence consists of overall physical fitness, balance, agility and coordination, anticipation, reaction time, strength, flexibility and aerobic fitness. - It is a quality we all share. We can temporarily lose it - but it can always be regained. - By training yourself to be physically intelligent, you can become physically coordinated, balanced and poised. As you develop this intelligence, you will find yourself more able to play all and any physical sports. - The more balanced and physically fit your body becomes, the more balanced and mentally fit your brain will become. The two work in harmony.

  • Halliwells Whos Who in the Movies: The Only Film Guide That Matters

    This is the new edition of Halliwell's unique and bestselling encyclopedia of the people in the movies. More than just a guide - it's an essential, addictive and hugely enjoyable companion, for anyone who enjoys films. "Halliwell's Who's Who in the Movies" is the essential A-Z of the people in cinema. While "Halliwell's Film Guide" is about films, the "Who's Who" contains everything you will ever need to know about the players in them. Packed with comprehensive biographical profiles of actors and actresses, directors, producers, editors and other key personnel, as well as notes on the major studios, foreign cinema, cinematic themes and definitions of technical terms, this truly is a unique publication. This new edition is completely revised and updated, and includes more substantial biographies of the stars, a history of the cinema from 1894-1998, lists of Oscar winners and nominations through the years, details of all the major film festival awards, as well as over 1000 new entries on the famous - and not so famous - names in the movie industry.

  • Towards Zero (Agatha Christie Collection)

    An elderly widow is murdered at a clifftop seaside house... What is the connection between a failed suicide attempt, a wrongful accusation of theft against a schoolgirl, and the romantic life of a famous tennis player? To the casual observer, apparently nothing. But when a houseparty gathers at Gull's Point, the seaside home of an elderly widow, earlier events come to a dramatic head. It's all part of a carefully paid plan - for murder...

  • Brazil

    A revised edition of this popular map of Brazil that highlights the key tourist features and classified road network against a background of hillshading and attractive layer colouring. Scale 1:5 000 000; 1 cm to 50 km; 1 inch to 79 miles MAIN FEATURES Detailed physical map with attractive hillshading and layer colouring. Map shows classified road network overlain with key tourist sites, areas of natural beauty, local activity centres as well as cities and towns. AREA OF COVERAGE All of Brazil extending from the Atlantic coast to its borders with the Guayanas, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay. INCLUDES Useful features include detailed city maps of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Brasilia and Salvador, essential travel connections guide and distance chart. A comprehensive place name index to towns, villages and places of interest shown on the map is containend on the reverse of sheet. WHO THE PRODUCT IS AIMED AT The ideal map for the independent traveller for both planning and using on a trip. Also useful for home and business reference. OTHER PRODUCTS IN THE SERIES Argentina & Chile Peru, Bolivia & Ecuador Mexico & Guatemala

  • Redemption Song: The Definitive Biography of Joe Strummer

    The definitive biography of Joe Strummer, released with a new epilogue to mark the 60th anniversary of his birth. Chris Salewicz was an intimate friend of Strummer's for over 25 years. Drawing on more than 300 interviews with family, friends and associates, this is a comprehensive, compelling insight into the man behind The Clash. The Clash was the most influential band of its generation, producing punk anthems including `London Calling', `White Riot' and `Tommy Gun'. For countless fans across the world, they are the ultimate iconic mainstays of their generation. With his talent, extreme good looks and laid-back attitude Joe Strummer was the driving force behind the band: he was the archetypal punk frontman. His untimely death in December 2002 shook the world to its core. Written with full approval and co-operation of relatives, companions and fellow musicians, this is the ultimate account of one of British rock & roll's most fascinating idols: his life, his work and his immeasurable impact on the world. Redemption Song is the best and last word on the subject.

  • The Incredible Book Eating Boy

    The mouth-watering new book from acclaimed author illustrator, Oliver Jeffers. Henry loves books... but not like you and I. He loves to EAT books! This exciting story follows the trials and tribulations of a boy with a voracious appetite for books. Henry discovers his unusual taste by mistake one day, and is soon swept up in his new-found passion - gorging on every delicious book in sight! And better still, he realises that the more books he eats, the smarter he gets. Henry dreams of becoming the Incredible Book Eating Boy; the smartest boy in the world! But a book-eating diet isn't the healthiest of habits, as Henry soon finds out...

  • Best of piano classics (50 pièces célèbres) Arrangements de Hans-Gunter Heumann --- Piano

    Ce recueil presente 50 pieces classiques celebres, de Pachelbel (1653-1706) a Gretchaninoff (1864-1956), arrangees par Hans-Gunter Heumann, pour niveaux debutant a ntermediaire... Contenu : J.S. Bach: Praeludium C major (BWV 924) - J.S. Bach: Praeludium F major (BWV 927) - J.S. Bach: Praeludium C major (BWV 939) - J.S. Bach: Praeludium C minor (BWV 999) - S. Bach: Praeludium No. 1 Cmajor (BWV 846) - J.S. Bach: Invention No. 1 C major (BWV 772) - J.S. Bach: Invention No. 4 D minor (BWV 775) - J.S. Bach: Invention No. 8 F major (BWV 779) - J.S. Bach: Invention No. 13 A minor (BWV 784) - G.F. Handel: Sarabande D minor (HWV 437) - J. Haydn: Sonata G major (Hob.XVI:8) - C. Muzio: Sonatina C major, op. 36/1 - W.A. Mozart: Menuett G major (KV1e + KV1f (Trio)) - W.A. Mozart: Menuett F major (KV 2) - W.A. Mozart: Allegro B major (KV 3) - W.A. Mozart: Rondeau D major (KV 15d) - W.A. Mozart: Alla turca (from: Piano Sonata A major (KV 331), 3rd mouvement) - W.A. Mozart: Sonata C major (KV 545) - L.v. Beethoven: Sonatina G major - L.v. Beethoven: Sonatina F major - L.v. Beethoven: Fur Elise (WoO 59) - L.v. Beethoven: Bagatelle G minor, op. 119/1 - L.v. Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata D minor, op. 27/2 - F. Schubert: Waltz B minor, op. 18/6 - F. Schubert: Impromptu A major (D 935/2) - F. Burgmuller: Arabesque, op. 100/2 - F. Burgmuller: Ballad, op. 100/15 - F. Burgmuller: Restlessness, op. 100/18 - F. Mendelssohn: Venetian Boat Song, op. 19/6 - F. Mendelssohn: Song without Words E major, op. 30/3 - R. Schumann: From foreign Lands and People, op. 15/1 - R. Schumann: Reveries, op. 15/7 - R. Schumann: Wild Horseman, op. 68/8 - R. Schumann: Bogeyman's Coming, op. 15/11 - R. Schumann: The Merry Peasent, op. 68/10 - F. Chopin: Prelude E minor, op. 28/4 - F. Chopin: Prelude B minor, op. 28/6 - F. Chopin: Raindrop Prelude D major - F. Chopin: La goutte d'eau Re majeur, op. 28/15 - F. Chopin: Mazurka A minor, op. 7/2 - F. Chopin: Mazurka F major, op. 68/3 - F. Chopin: Waltz A minor, op. posth. - P.I. Tschaikowsky: Mazurka, op. 39/10 - P.I. Tschaikowsky: Sweet Dreaming, op. 29/21 - P.I. Tschaikowsky: Chanson triste, op. 40/2 - E. Grieg: Waltz, op. 12/3 - E. Grieg: Norwegian Melody, op. 12/6 - C. Debussy: Le petit negre - C. Debussy: The Girl with the Flaxen Hair (from: Preludes I, No. 8) - A. Gretchannoff: An Old Romance, op. 119/2 - E. Satie: Gymnopedie Nr. 1

  • Collins Flower Guide

    Featuring all flowering plants, including trees, grasses and ferns, this brand-new field guide to the flowers of Britain and northern Europe is the most complete illustrated, single-volume guide ever published. Leading botanical artists have been specially commissioned to ensure accurate, detailed illustrations. Species are described and illustrated on the same page, with up-to-date authoritative text aiding identification. Plants are arranged by family, with their key features highlighted for quick and easy reference. The text offers a complete account of over 1,900 wild flowers of Britain and Ireland, along with a summary of their European distribution. Collins Flower Guide is an indispensable guide for all those with an interest in the countryside, whether amateur or expert.

  • Surviving

    The uncollected writings of the author of "Living", "Loving", "Caught", "Nothing" and "Blindness".

  • Miss Marple Omnibus Volume II

    Another four of Agatha Christie's twelve, celebrated Miss Marple novels in a single volume, bound in the stylish livery of the new series. A Caribbean Mystery As Miss Marple dozes in the West Indian sun, an old soldier talks of elephant shooting and scandals. Then he dies - shortly after offering to show her a picture of a murderer. It's not long before the deceptively frail detective finds herself investigating a most exotic murder...A Pocket Full of Rye Rex Fortescue, 'king' of a financial empire, was in his counting house; his 'queen' was in the parlour...and that's exactly where they were when they died. There are baffling similarities between the rhyme and the crime and it takes all Miss Marple's ingenuity to find them...The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side Marina Gregg, the famous actress, witnesses a murder in her country home. But what gave her the expression of frozen terror that only Dolly Bantry saw? Dolly, of course, knows just who can find out: her old friend Miss Marple...They Do It With Mirrors To fulfil a promise to an old schoolfriend, Miss Marple stays in a country house - with 200 juvenile delinquents and seven heirs to an old lady's fortune. One of them is a murderer - with, it seems, a talent for being in two places at once...

  • Double Trouble: Twins and How to Survive Them

    This indispensable guide to multiple pregnancy, birth and beyond, comes from an expert on the subject - Emma Mahony is a twin herself as well as being the mother of twins. Humorous cartoons from the Times' front-page cartoonist make this a lighthearted, informative guide to everything expectant mothers of twins need to know. Twins are amazing - but multiple pregnancy and birth, not to mention coping with twins once they are born, carries a set of special fears, risks and issues. Many parents-to-be find themselves overwhelmed. This guide is informative yet informal - in a similar vein to `Best Friends Guide To Pregnancy'. The author is uniquely experienced in this subject, being a twin and also a mother of baby twins. Contains advice from pregnancy and childcare experts as well as case studies. Illustrated inside with humorous cartoons from Jonathan Pugh, father of two and front-page cartoonist at The Times. An exploration of practical issues such as eating for three, managing breastfeeding, and the trend towards Caesareans for NHS twin births. * Any special concerns? The unnecessary label of `high risk' in pregnancy. * Testimonies from mums who have tried different approaches. * Interviews with medical and midwife experts. * A step-by-step guide to the different stages of pregnancy and birth, including how to involve the father and explain twins to other siblings. * Tips on managing once the twins have arrived.

  • Cycling in Loch Ness and Spey Valley (en anglais)

    The tours in this guide range from short rides suitable for all the family to half- and full-day rides suitable for more experienced cyclists. There are on- and off-road routes, gradient diagrams and mileages throughout each ride. At-a-glance information boxes summarize each tour. There is comprehensive information on places to visit along the way and refreshment stops, as well as a brief introduction to the area and advice on preparing for a cycling trip.

  • Salonica, City of Ghosts : Christians, Muslims and Jews

    The history of a bewilderingly exotic city, rarely written about: five hundred years of clashing cultures and peoples, from the glories of Suleiman the Magnificent to its nadir under Nazi occupation. Salonica is the point where the wonders and horrors of the Orient and Europe have met over the centuries. Written with a Pepysian sense of the texture of daily life in the city through the ages, and with breathtakingly detailed historical research, Salonica evokes the sights, smells, habits, songs and responses of a unique city and its inhabitants. The history of Salonica is one of forgotten alternatives and wrong choices, of identities assumed and discarded. For centuries Jews, Christians and Muslims have succeeded each other in ascendancy, each people intent on erasing the presence of their predecessors, and the result is a city of extraordinarily rich cultural traditions and memories of extreme violence and genocide, one that sits on the overlapping hinterlands of both Europe and the East. Mark Mazower has written a work of astonishing depth and originality about this remarkable city. Magnificently researched and beautifully written, it is more than a book about a place; it studies in detail the way in which three great faiths and peoples have inhabited the same territory, and how smooth transitions and adaptations have been interwoven with violent endings and new beginnings.

  • Introduction to Business (Outline)

    This text offers a working knowledge of today's business world, providing an introduction to business for both students and practitioners. The text takes an international, and in particular a European perspective on business and contains examples of business practices and institutions. Its key features include: setions on UK government regulation and taxation, the UK banking system and securities market; coverage of EU and UK laws and regulations; and detailed explanations of the accounting process with illustrations and working examples.

  • Ten Apples Up on Top: Green Back Book

    Learning to count has never been more fun than in this crazy tale of a dog, a lion and a tiger all showing off how many apples they can balance on their heads as they skip, walk the tightrope and roller skate their way through the book. This delightful book forms part of the second stage in HarperCollins' major Dr. Seuss rebrand programme. With the relaunch of 10 more titles in August 2003, such all-time favourites as 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas!', 'Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?' and 'Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book' boast bright new covers that incorporate much-needed guidance on reading levels: Blue Back Books are for parents to share with young children, Green Back Books are for budding readers to tackle on their own, and Yellow Back Books are for older, more fluent readers to enjoy. 'Ten Apples Up on Top' belongs to the Green Back Book range.

  • Under the Dragon: Travels in a Betrayed Land

    This expression of the pain of Burma uses novelistic techniques to weave together the patient endurance of its stricken inhabitants, together with their fragility and immense charm. Through his studies of the lives of the individual Burmese whom he encounters, the author makes us feel the weight of the regime under which they labour, from the girls who work on the building-sites under appallingly exploitative conditions to the drunken pirates who profit from the chaos.

  • The Times Good University Guide 2003: With the Unique Times University League Tables

    How do you find the best university for the subject you wish to study? This guide gives facts, figures and comparative assessments of universities. It takes the key measures of quality as its focus, so you can make informed choices of university and subjects. Original and controversial, the rankings provide hard data, and analyses, interpreted and presented by a team of experts. This 2003 edition has been expanded and offers: a league table ranking Britain's universities, enabling readers to assess relative strengths and weaknesses; over 60 tables giving the best universities for particular subjects; the results of the new research assessment exercise, published in December 2001 incorporated into all the tables; and advice on how to select a course and a university. There is also guidance on how to apply and pay your way through university and information specifically designed for international students.

  • The Psychic Adventures of Derek Acorah: Star of Tv's Most Haunted

    The UK's number one TV psychic Derek Acorah tells of his experiences with the spirit world, from his one-to-one readings and consultations to international performances and renowned investigations for Living TV's Most Haunted.

    - Sunday Times no. 3 bestseller.

    - Derek Acorah is one of the UK's best known psychics with several regular television shows on the Living TV channel: the hugely successful 'Most Haunted' and 'Celebrity Most Haunted', and 'Psychic Live'.

    - In this book he tells amazing tales of his countless psychic experiences, from public performances to personal readings.

    - Includes exclusive details of Derek's extraordinary communications with some of Britain's more notorious spirits; a phenomenon often witnessed by thousands of television viewers during his investigations into reputedly haunted historical sites for Living TV.

  • Ice Cream!

    Find out lots of fascinating, mouth-watering facts about ice cream, including what it is made from, how it is made, and when people first ate it.

  • The Times Quick Crossword Book 2

    Give your memory a workout and hone your general knowledge with 80 definition-style puzzles from The Times2 section. Containing 80 definition-style puzzles all reflecting the T2's unique style, and encompassing a wide range of topics from geography, to literature, history and culture, this collection will test your word power and boost your general knowledge to boot. Compiled by the T2 Crossword Editor and taken from the T2 section of The Times, these quick accessible puzzles are utterly absorbing and addictive, yet concise enough to be completed on the move. With clues that are satisfyingly skilful and solutions helpfully provided at the back of the book, Times T2 Crossword Book 2 is guaranteed to entertain your brain. Previously published as The Times T2 Crossword book 2.

  • Card Games

    Collins Need to Know? is a series of illustrated reference books covering a wide range of popular subjects and activities. Attractively illustrated in colour throughout, these handy, practical books give you all the information you need to know in a concise and accessible way. Looking for something to amuse you or the family? Need to know how to play enough card games to keep you occupied for hours? Want to learn how to master over 60 games? Collins Need to Know? Card Games is a one-stop guide to all the rules, aims and scoring methods you need to play games from Snap to Bridge. This addictive introduction to the most-played family card games has clear, accessible instructions and helpful advice on learning and mastering over 60 of today's most popular card games. Don't get bored -- get Need to Know? and get playing! Contents: 1. Introduction 2. General rules of card games 3. Games for one 4. Games for two 5. Games for three 6. Games for four 7. Games for more than four Glossary Web Resources

  • MORE HEALING FOODS

    Fabulous food that might also save your life from the winner of the BBC4 Food Programme's Healthy Eating Award

    "The science of nutrition feeds our mind, the food feeds our body and the way we approach cooking and serving it can feed our spirit."

    Each of the 100+ recipes will boost your health - and will do you good especially if your concerns include - Weight Loss - Digestive Problems - Heart Disease - Cancer - Diabetes - Lack of Energy - Fertility Problems -

    Jane Sen's creativity with flavours and food types in the kitchen is always balanced out by her common sense approach to health and her serious expertise as a nutritionist.

    Each chapter's themed around a vegetable or plant type - and each recipe has additional information - either nutritional, historical or simply anecdotal. Chapters include:
    - Live Leaves - recipes using leaves
    - Darling Buds - recipes using flower buds
    - Buried Treasure - vegetables that grow under ground
    - Mediterranian Marvels - what keeps those Italians going for longer...
    - Forest Floor & Underwater - mushrooms and sea vegetables
    - Big Bulbs - onion varieties, garlic, fennel, celeriac...
    -... and there are plenty of dessert recipes too!

  • An Alphabet in Art

    An alphabet book with a different fine-art painting for each letter. Each painting also depicts an object beginning with the appropriate letter, for the reader to identify.

  • The Mary Westmacott Collection Volume 1

    The first three of six psychological romance novels, love stories with a jagged edge, by the Queen of Crime, writing under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott. Agatha Christie is known throughout the world as the Queen of Crime. It was her sharp observations of the ambitions that drive people, their relationships and the conflicts that erupt between them, that added life and sparkle to her ingenious detective novels. When she turned this understanding of human nature away from the crime genre, writing anonymously as Mary Westmacott to prove that her writing could sell on its merit rather than her fame alone, she created bittersweet novels, love stories with a jagged edge, as compelling and memorable as the best of her work. This omnibus gathers together the first three Mary Westmacott novels: Giant's Bread: When a gifted composer returns home after being reported killed in the war, he finds his wife has already remarried... Unfinished Portrait: A female novelist attempts suicide after a marriage break up... Absent in the Spring: A middle-aged woman tries to come to terms with her husband's love for another woman...

  • Scottish Country Dancing

    Produced in conjunction with the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, this manual is suitable for the novice as well as the more experienced dancer. It features: instruction to over 100 of the most popular traditional and modern reels, as well as the most common ceilidh dances; explanations of all the basic steps, dance techniques and dress; and illustrations showing the basic progressions within each dance.

  • Home Truths: Life Around My Father

    This is the life of John Junor, Fleet Street legend, explored in detail by his daughter, the journalist and broadcaster Penny Junor. John Junor was a brilliant newspaperman. As editor of the Sunday Express for 32 years he wielded more power than many of the politicians he wrote about, mixing with prime ministers, princes, captains of industry and film stars. He was witty, charismatic and flirtatious; he was also a difficult, bad-tempered bully with a vicious tongue. Like him or loathe him, no one could ignore him, and his public life flourished. Yet his family life was far from idyllic. His domineering and destructive side led him to damage those he cared for the most, in particular, his wife. Although he never stopped loving her, they lived apart for the last 18 years of his life as she tried to rebuild the confidence that he had shattered. Two years after his death, Penny Junor was compelled to set down her father's biography, partly to celebrate the life of a powerful and influential public figure, and partly to come to terms with her own emotionally charged relationship with him.

  • CARB CURFEW

    Joanna Hall, the popular diet and fitness presenter for ITV's This Morning show, reveals her simple 5 step fat loss plan. The golden rule is 'no carbs after 5pm' - and with Joanna Hall's help the rest is easy! Joanna Hall introduces her simple 'Carb Curfew' plan- no carbs after 5pm- to help you lose weight. Joanna's weight-loss plan consists of just 5 simple steps, making this fitness regime easy to remember, understand and follow. Includes 40 new Carb Curfew recipes to make the plan easy to stick to. The book includes tips, case studies and useful snack ideas, making it simple to incorporate this new way of eating into everyday life. This book is ideal for people who find the pure protein diets hard to stick to, offering a useful compromise that is more healthy and easier to fit into your life.

  • Oh Say Can You Seed?

    "From the giant gum tree to this very small weed, every flowering plant started out as a seed." And so Dr. Seuss' famous Cat in the Hat introduces young readers to the fascinating world of seeds and flowering plants. This title and others form part of a series of books that takes an off-beat look at nature and natural sciences through a fun combination of Seussian rhymes and zany illustrations. Aimed at early readers - from four to seven year olds - the books are designed to bridge the gap between concept books written for preschoolers and more formal non fiction titles that require fluent reading skills. By presenting the facts in a lively and rhythmic manner, they provide the critical foundation upon which complex facts and ideas can eventually be built.

  • Winter Story

    Step into the exquisite miniature world of the mice of Brambly Hedge in this beautiful new edition of the classic picture book.

  • Coral Reef Guide Red Sea: The Definitive Diver's Guide To Over 1,100 Species Of Underwater Life

    The definitive guide to the underwater life of the Red Sea region, home to the richest and most varied dive sites in the world.

    Visited by over a quarter of a million divers a year the Red Sea is home to many of the world's most popular dive sites.

    Covering jellyfish, corals, nudibranchs, starfish, sea urchins, fishes and turtles, Coral Reef Guide Red Sea covers all common species of underwater life of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, you are likely to see while diving or snorkelling.

    Each species is illustrated with a full-colour photograph and the text gives details of range and characteristic behaviour. Different species groups are represented by icons for easy reference and an illustration of the juvenile may also be included.

    A map of good dive sites appears on the inside front cover, while the inside back cover features illustrations of a number of common species for quick and easy identification.

  • Fahrenheit 451 (Flamingo Modern Classics)

    The hauntingly prophetic classic novel set in a not-too-distant future where books are burned by a special task force of firemen. Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to burn books, which are forbidden, being the source of all discord and unhappiness. Even so, Montag is unhappy; there is discord in his marriage. Are books hidden in his house? The Mechanical Hound of the Fire Department, armed with a lethal hypodermic, escorted by helicopters, is ready to track down those dissidents who defy society to preserve and read books. The classic novel of a post-literate future, 'Fahrenheit 451' stands alongside Orwell's '1984' and Huxley's 'Brave New World' as a prophetic account of Western civilization's enslavement by the media, drugs and conformity. Bradbury's powerful and poetic prose combines with uncanny insight into the potential of technology to create a novel which over fifty years from first publication, still has the power to dazzle and shock.

  • Gilead

    A hymn of praise and lamentation from a 1950s preacher man. Atestament to the sacred bonds between fathers and sons. A psalm of celebrationand acceptance of the best and the worst that the world has to offer. This isthe story of generations, as told through a family history written by ReverendJohn Ames, a legacy for the young son he will never see grow up. As John recordsthe tale of the rift between his own father and grandfather, he also struggleswith the return to his small town of a friend's prodigal son in search offorgiveness and redemption.

    The winner of two major literary awards and a New York Times Top10 Book of 2004, Gilead is an exquisitely written work of literaryfiction, destined to become a classic, by one of today's finest writers.

  • The Devil Wears Prada

    The classic bestseller over a million copies sold worldwide

    High fashion, low cunning and the boss from hell

    When Andrea first sets foot in the plush Manhattan offices of Runway she knows nothing. She's never heard of the world's most fashionable magazine, or its feared and fawned-over editor, Miranda Priestly her new boss.

    A year later, she knows altogether too much:

    That it's a sacking offence to wear anything lower than a three-inch heel to work.

    That you can charge cars, manicures, anything at all to the Runway account, but you must never, ever, leave your desk, or let Miranda's coffee get cold.

    And that at 3 a.m. on a Sunday, when your boyfriend's dumping you because you're always at work, if Miranda phones, you jump.

    But this is Andrea s big break it's going to be worth it in the end.

    Isn't it?

  • Lager Heads

    What’s beer all about? It’s certainly not about brewing. Canada’s two largest breweries continue to slug it out over products that, with a few exceptions, taste pretty much the same to the average Canadian beer-drinker. In fact, it was the average “Joe,” with his“I am Canadian” rant, who initiated the most recent skirmish in the decades-long battle for Canada’s beer drinking money. The nationalism palpable, the beer mostly invisible, “I am Canadian” became a brand-saving salvo in the re-launch of Canadian.

    Business writer Paul Brent examines the business of big beer in Canada, revealing the foibles and follies of a multi-million dollar industry. Beginning with a behind-the-headlines look at some of Canada’s most famous ad campaigns—one that may have some of this country’s marketing mavens squirming in their Calvins—Brent finds two giant companies virtually unchallenged across the country. Here is the history behind Canada’s all-powerful beer duopoly, including revealing portraits of the larger-than-life personalities who run the breweries, and a blow-by-blow account of their current operations. Brent investigates how Molson lost market share to Labatt in the 90s, and then won much of it back with the Canadian rant, as well as the breweries’ sometimes brilliant—and often disastrous—forays into rock music and sports ownership. He goes into the bar-room backrooms to provide some eye-opening facts about how the breweries manage to retain their hold on the market.

    Lager Heads is also a story of what makes us Canadian, how the big breweries have cannily hijacked our cultural touchstones to drive their own marketing efforts, and how beer itself has become a ubiquitous part of the Canadian cultural landscape.

    A wholly entertaining and provocative read, Lager Heads will have Canadians everywhere talking—over a beer.

  • The Isles of Scilly

    About 30 miles south-west of Land's End is the low group of rocks and islands that form the Isles of Scilly. Mysterious, romantic and beautiful, they have long exercised the imagination of story tellers and historians. Rosemary Parslow has spent many years working on the islands, each of which has its own unique character and special plants and animals. In this New Naturalist volume she examines the many aspects that make the islands and their flora and fauna so unique: their geography, geology and climate, the people of the islands, the way they used the land and its present day management. She brings to life the major kinds of habitats found in Scilly: the heathlands, the coast, cultivated fields and wetlands. She also discusses the people who have been important in the study of the island flora and fauna, and tells the story of the rise in popularity of the islands for birdwatchers. This book complements other regional titles in the New Naturalist series which include Loch Lomondside, the Broads, the Lakeland area and Northumberland.

  • The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

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    A beautiful 10th anniversary edition of the inspirational classic that has sold over two million copies worldwide.

    Ten years ago, a book was published that has since changed millions of lives around the world. Now published in 42 languages, this # 1 bestseller that launched a bestselling series continues to inspire and enlighten business people, parents, teachers and all those who strive to become great in all they do.

    Reissued in a commemorative edition, with a new introduction from the author and an attractive new look, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: 10th Anniversary Edition celebrates the story of Julian Mantle, a successful but misguided lawyer whose physical and emotional collapse propels him to confront his life. The result is an engaging odyssey about how to release your potential and live with passion, purpose and peace. A brilliant blend of timeless Eastern spiritual wisdom and cutting-edge Western success principles,The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari is now, more than ever, a guide for the times, as countless Canadians dedicate themselves to living a life where family, work and personal fulfillment find harmonious balance.

  • Bet Your Life

    A heart-stopping thriller for fans of Dick Francis and Lynton Stacey, set in the cut-throat world of horse-racing where races are won and lost at the same rate as hearts, reputations and lives ... After a terrible accident on Everest, in which he lost his arm and nearly his life, former champion jockey Eddie Malloy is trying to rebuild his shattered existence, intent on putting to rest the notoriety which has plagued him since his sudden retreat from the racing world. But his new corporate role is every bit as controversial as his past. Employed by powerful conglomerate Makalu to mastermind their takeover of British racing, Eddie starts to attract enemies - and death threats - in important racing circles. Frankie Houlihan is also a man trying to forget the ghosts of his past. Having tragically lost his wife, for whom he gave up his priesthood, Frankie is thankful that his job as racing security advisor keeps his mind from the demons that haunt him, as well as thoughts of his estranged family back in Ireland. But when he is charged with ensuring Eddie Malloy's safety, danger also invites itself into his life. As the bond between the two lonely men strengthens, they must join forces in a race against time to uncover the identity of the individual who is so intent on stopping Malloy. And Frankie also finds himself under another threat every bit as terrifying - of losing his heart to another woman

  • A Short History Of Indians In Canada

    Acclaimed author Thomas King is in fabulous, fantastical form in this bestselling short story collection. From the surreal migrations of the title story to the misadventures of Coyote in the modern world and the chaos of a baby's unexpected arrival by airmail, King's tales are deft, hilarious and provocative. A National Post and Quill & Quire bestseller, and an Amazon.ca Top Pick for 2005, A Short History of Indians in Canada is a comic tour de force.

  • Collins COBUILD English Guides: Confusable Words Bk. 4

    Derived from the COBUILD database, each book in this series provides clear and detailed explanations, supported by numerous English examples, on specific areas of English. Integrated language activity work reinforces the reference material, checking understanding and exploiting important vocabulary and usage. They are in a pocket format, and include an answer key. This book covers over 800 common words, contrasting entries dealing with meaning and usage. Grammar notes on particular points of difficulty and related words of interest are also covered.

  • Atlas routiers : Illustrated Atlas of the World (en anglais)

    This general reference atlas presents a comprehensive picture of the world and major geographical issues. Topics, which include climate and weather, the oceans, population, the world economy, health and communications, are presented through maps, satellite images, 3D terrain models, photographs, statistics and graphics. These are backed up by detailed world statistics on key socio-economic indicators. The comprehensive index contains over 45,000 place names and includes special gazetteer-style entries which provide key facts about selected places and geographical features around the world.

  • The Sunday Times Guide to the Internet 2001

    As the internet grows, its web of information becomes even more complex. The Sunday Times Guide to the Internet 2002 presents a jargon-free, friendly companion to the internet updated to include all recent developments.Written by Matthew Wall, author of the Sunday Times Web Wise column, it will appeal to all those who want to get online and use the net without the technical jargon which puts off non-specialists. Making ample use of screen shots, real examples and lively text, The Sunday Times Guide to the Internet covers:Getting started on the Internet (what computer you need, modems and Internet Service Providers)Surfing the net (web browsers, finding what you want, seach engines, news services etc)Security on the Web (protecting your family, viruses, encryption, regulation)Electronic mail (how it works, security features, protecting your privacy)Making the most of the web (web radio, web TV, web telephone, digital music)Glossary and list of useful web sitesThroughout the text is illustrated with screen shots showing you what you will actually see on-screen, and so making the book more immediate and helpful. There are also many helpful tips and warnings scattered through the book.

  • Dr. Karyn's Guide To The Teen Years

    Teenagers are unique beings, requiring a whole new parenting approach. Dr. Karyn Gordon, or "dk" as teens call her, knows that approach and has been coaching adolescents and parents for over a decade. She's a high-demand speaker, an expert on The Mom Show and the go-to teen parenting source for Canadian media. Using her dynamic, pragmatic advice and experience, Dr. Karyn cracks the mysterious code that defines teen behaviour.

    A book that stands alone amid other parenting guides, Dr. Karyn's Guide to the Teen Years is firmly based on what teens actually think, feel and do. Gordon explains the recent research that shows the teen brain is actually different and reveals how this difference radically affects adolescent-and parent-behaviours. Her PARENT keys, seen below, will unlock the secret to a happier, healthierparent-teen relationship.
    o Picture: the importance of thinking "big picture" and why parents have to understand what they are hoping to achieve with their teen
    o Attitude: identifying a person's overall attitude towards parenting and how one's own upbringing and family principles shape it
    o Respect: building a healthy sense of respect and self-esteem in your teenager
    o Emotion: understanding your teen's emotional brain-. and your own
    o Non-Verbal/Verbal Communication: 10 different communication styles and how they affect your relationship
    o Teach: how to teach responsibility and develop a balanced structure that reflects your family values

    Throughout the book, Gordon advises on central issues, including depression and mental illness, substance abuse, sex and sexual orientation, privacy and independence, friends and peer pressure, trouble with the law, learning styles and school choices, bullying and violence, and step-parenting. Interspersed with case studies and revealing quotes from teens, Dr. Karyn's Guide to the Teen Years is the guide all parents should read before their child's 12th birthday.

    Dr. Karyn's Guide to the Teen Years is for parents who:
    o have trouble understanding or communicating with their teen
    o worry their teen is unhappy
    o feel they're doing too much for their teen
    o wish their teen would eat healthier, spend smarter or schedule better
    o feel guilty when they say "no"

  • A History of Hong Kong

    In 1842 a "barren island" was reluctantly ceded by China to an unenthusiastic Britain. "Hong Kong", grumbled Palmerston, "will never be a mart of trade". But from the outset the new colony prospered, its early growth owing much to the energy and resourcefulness of opium traders, who soon diversified in more respectable directions. In 1859 the Kowloon Peninsula was sold to Britain, and in 1898 a further area of the mainland, the "New Territories", was leased to Britain for 99 years - the arrangement from which the present difficulties spring. Despite its extraordinary economic success, which has made it one of the world's leading commercial centres, Hong Kong has never quite shaken off the raffishness of its early days. It has continued to be a source of embarrassment to British governments, and now, as its enforced return to China approaches, its future is the focus of worldwide attention and speculation. This work is an evocation of Hong Kong and the characters of those who shaped it, from its buccaneering origins to its post-war growth.

  • The Secret Path

    Percy the Park Keeper is in for a surprise in this funny story from highly-regarded, bestselling author-illustrator Nick Butterworth. Includes a fabulous fold-out maze.

    It's a beautiful spring morning and a perfect opportunity for Percy to trim the overgrown maze. The animals decide to have some fun hiding on the stone lion in the middle of the maze, to surprise Percy. But the suprise is on them when they fall asleep and Percy, finding them, hides behind the statue and pretends his voice is the lion's telling them to wake up.

    Percy has unravelled some string through the maze to help him find the way out but the squirrel, thinking he is helping, has wound the string into a ball. Help Percy and his friends find the way out of the park, guiding them through the fold-out maze at the back of the book.

  • TRUTH AND BEAUTY: A Friendship

    Bestselling author and Orange Prize winner Ann Patchett's first work of non-fiction is a searing, emotionally wrenching account of her long friendship with the critically acclaimed, and recently deceased author, Lucy Grealy. 'It is remarkable for me to remember now that I thought it would be possible to walk away from her, that she might have gone on living, but without me. I know now I never would have had the strength of my convictions. I am living in a world without Lucy. I have no choice about that. If she were alive and I had that choice, I wouldn't have been able to last without her for a day.' What happens when the person who is your family is someone you aren't bound to by blood? What happens when the person you promise to love and to honour for the rest of your life is not your lover, but your best friend? In her frank and startlingly intimate first work of nonfiction,Truth & Beauty, Ann Patchett shines light on the little explored world of women's friendships and shows us what it means to stand together. Ann Patchett and Lucy Grealy met in college in 1981, and, after enrolling in the Iowa Writer's Workshop, began a friendship that would be as defining to both of their lives as their work. In her critically acclaimed and hugely successful memoir, Autobiography of a Face, Lucy Grealy wrote about the first half of her life: losing part of her jaw to childhood cancer, the years of chemotherapy and radiation, and then the endless reconstructive surgeries. In Truth & Beauty, the story isn't Lucy's life or Ann's life, but the parts of their lives they shared together. This is a portrait of unwavering commitment that spans twenty years, from the long cold winters of the Midwest, to surgical wards, to book parties in New York. Through love, fame, drugs and despair, this is what it means to be part of two lives that are intertwined. This is a tender, yet sometimes brutal book about loving the person we cannot save. It is about loyalty, and about being lifted up by the sheer effervescence of someone who knew how to live life to the fullest.

  • The Sun Word Games Book 4

    The fourth collection in a new series of word games books, taken from the daily column in The Sun newspaper. The Sun Word Games Book 4 is the latest collection of brainteasers and word puzzles. Every day in The Sun, in addition to the crossword, readers are further challenged with Word Workout, Sundial and Name Game. Word Workout is a fiendish clueless crossword, Sundial a test of vocabulary skills (can you make more than 40 words from the letters o, m, r, p, i, n, a, t and y?) and Name Game a cunning general knowledge and trivia quiz. With 80 examples of each game, laid out in a clear and attractive design, The Sun Word Games Book 4is an exciting, mind-expanding and challenging alternative to conventional crossword and puzzle books.

  • Complete Works

    In print since 1948, this is a single-volume collection of Oscar Wilde's texts. It contains his only novel, The Portrait of Dorian Gray as well as his plays, stories, poems, essays and letters. Illustrated with many photographs, the book includes introductions to each section by Wilde's grandon, Merlin Holoand, Owen Dudley Edwards, Declan Kibertd and Terence Brown. A comprehensive bibliography of works by and about Oscar Wilde together with a chronological table of his life and work are also included.

  • The Tao of Physics (Flamingo): An Exploration of the Parallels Between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism (Flamingo)

    Here is the book that brought the mystical implications of subatomic physics to popular consciousness for the very first time--way back in 1975. This special edition celebrates the thirty-fifth anniversary of this early Shambhala best seller that has gone on to become a classic. It includes a new preface by the author, in which he reflects on the further discoveries and developments that have occurred in the years since the book's original publication. Physicists do not need mysticism, Dr. Capra says, and mystics do not need physics, but humanity needs both. It's a message of timeless importance.

  • In the Rose Garden of the Martyrs

    A superb, authoritatively written insider's account of Iran, one of the most mysterious but significant and powerful nations in the world.

    Few historians and journalists writing in English have been able to meaningfully examine post-revolutionary Iranian life. Years after his death, the shadow of Ayatollah Khomeini still looms over Shi'ite Islam and Iranian politics, the state of the nation fought over by conservatives and radicals. They are contending for the soul of a revolutionary Islamic government that terrified the Western establishment and took them to leadership of the Islamic world.

    But times have changed. Khomeini's death and the deficiencies of his successor, the intolerance and corruption that has made the regime increasingly authoritarian and cynical, frustration at Iran's economic isolation and the revolution's failure to deliver the just realm it promised has transformed the spirit of the country.

    In this superbly crafted and deeply thoughtful book Christopher de Bellaigue, who is married to an Iranian and has lived there for many years, gives us the voices and memories of this 'worn-out generation': be they traders or soldiers, film-makers or clerics, writers or taxi-drivers, gangsters or reformists. These are voices that are never heard, but whose lives and concerns are forging the future of one of the most secretive, misunderstood countries in the world. The result is a subtle yet intense revelation of the hearts and minds of the Iranian people.

  • Illustrated Elements of Tai Chi: A Practical Approach to the Ancient Chinese Movement for Health and Well-being

    Tai Chi is a movement practice firmly rooted in Chinese culture and philosophy. This title is an illustrated, informative and practical guide to the life-enhancing practice of the short form of Tai Chi. Extensively researched and clearly explained this comprehensive guide includes: the history, origins and philosophy of Tai Chi; basic principles - movement and the body; life energies - meridians and the seven major chakras; mind, movement and focus; a step-by-step guide to the complete movement sequence; and other important aspects of the art of Tai Chi. The text offers a fully comprehensive interpretation of the short form of Tai Chi, presented in a style that is easy to follow and relevant to contemporary life.

  • The other Boleyn girl

    The acclaimed international bestseller of the Tudor court, during the years of Henry VIII s pursuit of Anne Boleyn - and the revolutionary sequence of events that followed.

    This chance for us Howards comes once in a century...

    1521. Henry VIII rules over a fashionable court alive with pageant and celebration, the lack of a son his only threat. When young Mary Boleyn arrives at court, she becomes his new mistress, an unwitting pawn in the ambitions of the powerful Boleyn and Howard families.

    As Henry s interest begins to wane, the Boleyns scheme to put forward Mary s sister, Anne. Yet Anne Boleyn, newly returned from the French court, won t agree to be Henry s mistress only his wife.

    Pitting the king s desperation for an heir against the advice of his powerful advisors, Wolsey and Cromwell, what follows will change the course of a country s history.

  • The Last House Of Ulster

    • Winner of the QSPELL Award

    • Chosen as the best book of the year by Maclean's, the Toronto Star,Quill & Quire and NOW Magazine.

    In the 1970s, Charles Foran met the McNallys, a Catholic family living in Belfast. Many years and many trips later, Foran came to see their home as a window onto the often violent and volatile world of Northern Ireland.

    First published to great acclaim in 1995, The Last House of Ulster continues to resonate with readers today. This is the storyof Mairtin, arrested at twenty as a member of the IRA, of his sister Patricia who, dazed and exhausted, approaches a soldier and demands that he lower his gun, and of gentle Sean, who grows up knowing that he must leave Belfast. Mostof all, this is the story of James and Maureen McNally, who struggle to hold on to their own hopes and dreams while raising their family in a war-torn country.

  • The Diaries: All My Road Before Me

    A rare glimpse into the early life of one of the most famous writers of the 20th Century, newly repackaged. Friday 6 June (1926): A beautiful misty warm morning, the mist all transparent and luminous with concealed sunshine, wood pigeons making a noise in the grove, and a heavy dew. It suggested autumn and gave me a sudden whiff of what I used to call 'the real joy'. C.S. Lewis made several short-lived attempts to keep a diary when he was a boy. At the age of 23, now an undergraduate at Oxford, he begins a new diary which will span five years. All My Road Before Me gives a rare glimpse into his private life. He is living with his newly acquired 'family' consisting of Mrs Moore, the mother of his room-mate who died in the War, and her daughter Maureen. It is a domestic situation open to question and 'Jack', as he is known, conceals the arrangement from his father. These diaries chronicle the daily events of Lewis's life - his friendships, his likes and dislikes, his country walks, his books and his college work. The details of everyday life are interspersed with startling observations and reflections. The diary gives .a fascinating insight 'inside the skin' of this brilliant young academic, still an atheist, who is later to turn to Christian faith and become one of the greatest writers of the 20th century.

  • Cycling in Cumbria and Lake Distric (en anglais)

    This guide to Cumbria and the Lake District features 25 cycle tours with short rides for Sunday afternoons with the family, full-day rides for the more adventurous and an energetic 100km round-route for the more aspiring candidates. The guide includes: stage-by-stage route instructions; colour mapping for each tour at 1.5 miles to 1 inch; gradient diagrams; information on places to visit along the way; and an introduction to Cumbria and the Lake District, with advice on preparing for a cycling trip.

  • Vivienne Westwood: An Unfashionable Life

    The acclaimed biography of one of England's great eccentrics and leading fashion designers, reissued in an updated edition to coincide with a major exhibition of Westwood's work at the Victoria & Albert Museum. * For three decades, Vivienne Westwood has been Britain's most consistently original, outrageous, eccentric and controversial designer. In that time she has evolved from an iconoclastic outsider to an internationally revered figure, with two British Designer of the Year awards, an OBE, her own successful fashion label and an unrivalled reputation for leading where other designers follow. * Her lifestyle could scarcely be in greater contrast to the opulence which surrounds other leading designers: until recently she lived in a modest council flat in South London, and she still travels around the capital by bicycle, dressed in her own flamboyant creations, with a plastic bag protecting her hair from the elements. How did an awkward girl from a conventional and provincial background become one of world fashion's most influential and respected designers? How has she managed to remain true to her own idiosyncratic vision, refusing to conform to the fashion industry's, and society's, expectations? * Speaking to Westwood herself, her friends, lovers, colleagues, rivals, admirers and detractors, Jane Mulvagh has created a portrait as rich, distinctive and constantly surprising as her subject's character and work.

  • Cocktails

    Are you a Bosom Caresser or a Harvey Wallbanger? Can you tell a Moscow Mule from a Brass Monkey? Can you name Ernest Hemingway's favourite tipple? All the kit, spirits, mixers, famous drinkers - and over 80 classic and contemporary cocktail recipes, plus tried and tested hangover cures for the morning after.

  • Eat to Beat - HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

    This guide is a must for anybody who wants to control high blood pressure naturally. Sarah Brewer, respected doctor and Telegraph columnist, has teamed up with Michelle Berriedale-Johnson, a successful special diets cookery writer, to provide readers with a comprehensive self-treatment plan that includes 60 mouth-watering recipes.

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    Heart disease is the number one killer in the West and is closely linked to high blood pressure, or hypertension.

    High blood pressure can be triggered by many things and diet is one of the major contributing factors.

    This clear and accessible guide provides an easy-to-follow nutritional plan that shows readers how to prevent and control high blood pressure by changing their eating habits.

    Dr Sarah Brewer also gives readers medically up-to-date information on high blood pressure, what causes it and how to control symptoms.

    The book also reviews all the orthodox and complementary treatments that are available.

    60 simple recipes from special diets expert Michelle Berriedale-Johnson allow sufferers to control their condition while still enjoying their food.

  • A Tale of Time City

    When Vivian is evacuated from London in 1939, she expects to be staying in the countryside. Instead, she is whisked away to Time City - a place that exists outside time and space. It is a strange and remarkable place, where technology rules - yet important events of both past and future are marked by the appearance of mysterious Time Ghosts. Here, a Time Patrol works to preserve historical events - but unknown rogue time-travellers are plotting to take control and are stealing the wards that protect the city. If they succeed, Time City and History as we know it will both be destroyed. Jonathan and Sam are convinced that Vivian can help to save their home - for, astonishingly, she appears as a Time Ghost herself in a forgotten part of the city. But how can she possibly know what to do, when the important event hasn't even happened yet?!

  • Fox in Socks

    In this hilarious book, the irrepressible Fox in Socks teaches a baffled Mr. Knox some of the slickest, quickest tongue-twisters in town.

    With his unique combination of hilarious stories, zany pictures and riotous rhymes, Dr. Seuss has been delighting young children and helping them learn to read for over fifty years. Creator of the wonderfully anarchic Cat in the Hat, and ranked among the UK's top ten favourite children's authors, Seuss is firmly established as a global best-seller, with nearly half a billion books sold worldwide.

    As the first step in a major rebrand programme, HarperCollins is relaunching 17 of Dr. Seuss's best-selling books, including such perennial favourites as The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham and Fox in Socks. In response to consumer demand, the bright new cover designs incorporate much needed guidance on reading levels, with the standard paperbacks divided into three reading strands Blue Back Books for parents to share with young children, Green Back Books for budding readers to tackle on their own, and Yellow Back Books for older, more fluent readers to enjoy. Fox in Socks belongs to the Green Back Book range.

  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

    The classic story of Narnia, the fantastic land that lies beyond an ordinary wardrobe door.

    On the other side of that wardrobe door lies a world full of magic. A world frozen in the perpetual winter of the White Witch's enchantment. A world where Christmas never comes. Would you have the courage to stand shoulder to shoulder with Aslan, the Great Lion, and fight the Witch to free the land of Narnia? Are you brave enough to share the adventures that change the lives of Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy forever.

    This timeless novel provides many wonderful passages for the study of narrative, as well as complex characters and motivations ideal for class discussion.

  • KS3 Maths 2005

    Test Practice KS3 Maths has been updated in line with the latest Maths National Tests. It contains two complete papers at all four tiers and three mental arithmetic papers. With detailed guidance on how to answer test questions and how to boost grades, Test Practice KS3 Maths provides the best possible preparation for the real thing. Written by National Test markers, the answers to the Test questions are backed up by expert advice on how students can improve their level.

  • Raising Boys: Why Boys Are Different - And How To Help Them Become Happy And Well-Balanced Men

    A word of mouth bestseller which has become one of the best loved and most successful books in the parenting field. Steve Biddulph's Raising Boys is to be re-released this month with some startling new research on what helps - and what harms - boys. In this expanded and updated edition, Steve Biddulph shares and gives practical and honest advice to parents so they can recognise the different stages of boyhood and learn how to raise happy, confident and kind young men. Boys need to be parented in a different way from girls with their own very special psychological and physical make-up. Home, society and education have failed boys badly - and these failures lead to unhappy men who cannot fully become happy, responsible, emotionally-confident adults. While it is essential that boys spend more time learning about manhood from their fathers, Biddulph updates his classic to include helpful information for mothers and single mothers with baby boys. This extended edition explores some important topics: . * How Adhd may be caused by stress in the first year of life. * Whether boys should start school later than girls. * Help for single mothers raising sons. * How to choose a sport that does more good than harm. * What we can do about boys and binge drinking. * What science can tell us about teenage boys and driving - and how we can keep our sons safe. Raising Boys offers parents real-life situations, thought-provoking insights, humour and help.

  • The One Minute Manager - GUNG HO

    A management guide outlining a simple, three-point plan for inspiring employees.

  • Cycling in South East Ireland (en anglais)

    This cycling guide to south east Ireland contains on- and off-road routes, gradient diagrams, and accumulated mileages. It provides: an at-a-glance information box summarizing each tour; comprehensive information on places to visit and refreshment stops; a brief introduction to the area; and advice on preparing for a cycling trip. Twenty-five cycle tours are included, ranging from short rides suitable for all the family, to half- and full-day rides for more experienced cyclists. Stage-by-stage route directions and specially created colour mapping (scale: 1.5 miles to 1 inch) are included.

  • Carte routière : USA (en anglais)

    A detailed physical map of the USA, extending from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific coast and from the Canadian border in the north to Mexico and the Caribbean in the south. Useful features include detailed city maps of New York, Washington, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Seattle, Miami, Denver, Las Vegas and Chicago, essential travel connections guide and distance chart. Comprehensive place name index to towns, villages and places of interest are presented on the reverse of the map. 4

  • The Vampire's Assistant: The Saga of Darren Shan, Book 2

    Darren Shan has been made a half-vampire by Mr Crepsley, but the Cirque Du Freak holds more unpleasant surprises for the vampire's assistant. Darren joins the vampire, Mr Crepsley, as his assistant and they return to the Cirque Du Freak. There, Darren makes friends with the snake-boy, Evra Von (who knows what Darren is) and a local boy, Sam, and RV, an eco-warrior and animal lover (who do not). Darren begins to enjoy his life among the Cirque performers as the youngest half-vampire in existence, but he defiantly refuses to drink human blood - the whole idea sickens him - and he tries desperately to cling on to the part of him which is human. Darren comes face to face with pure evil in the form of Mr Tiny, the leader of the Little People who join the Cirque Du Freak, and who eat anything - including human flesh. When he discovers animal bones, RV frees the wolf-man from his cage - and no-one could possibly guess how truly terrible the whole effect would be.

  • If I Ran the Zoo: Yellow Back Book

    If I Ran the Zoo welcomes yong readers to the crazy world of Gerald McGrew, who dreams of transforming his local zoo into a madcap menagerie of wierd and wonderful beasts. His New Zoo, McGrew Zoo would be "better than Noah's whole Ark", with an amazing array of animals, ranging from the incredible Thwerll, whose legs are snarled up in a terrible snerl, to the family of Joats, whose feet are like cows' but wear squirrel-skin coats! This delightful book forms part of the second stage in HarperCollins' major Dr. Seuss rebrand programme. With the relaunch of 10 more titles in August 2003, such all-time favourites as 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas!', 'Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?' and 'Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book' boast bright new covers that incorporate much-needed guidance on reading levels: Blue Back Books are for parents to share with young children, Green Back Books are for budding readers to tackle on their own, and Yellow Back Books are for older, more fluent readers to enjoy. 'If I Ran the Zoo' belongs to the Yellow Back Book range.

  • Ireland. 1/440 000

    This road map on a scale of 7.2 miles to 1 inch covers city-centre plans of Dublin, Belfast, Cork and Limerick. There is a full index to place names and places of tourist information, ferry routes and airports are shown.

  • Livestock Husbandry Techniques

    This textbook describes how to carry out the practices which are necessary in handling farm animals. Many of these techniques are usually learnt the hard way through experience and have rarely, if ever, been provided in book form for beginners. These basic practices of animal husbandry are set out in a clear and logical way which is especially suitable for students. No previous knowledge or skill is assumed: the book presents a `how to' rather than a theoretical `why' approach, and emphasizes how to perform comptetently and safely essential techniques such as driving and moving a herd of cattle, dipping sheep, disbudding, dehorning, cleaning and disinfection, castration, keeping records, detecting heat and diagnosing pregnancy and many others.

  • A House Called Helen: A Story of the First Hospice for Children

    In August 1978, at the age of two-and-a-half, Helen was admitted to hospital with a brain tumour. Although it was removed, Helen lay in a coma for most of the six months she remained in hospital before her parents were able to take her home. To this day she remains in a severely impaired state, and requires constant attention. Helen's parents, Jacqueline and Richard, had become aware of the inability of large hospitals to cope with severely ill and dying children. They were also aware of the pressure on parents when they had a sick child at home. As a result, they set about planning the small children's hospice, Helen House, which was funded entirely by the public and is now a charity. The hospice opened in November 1992. The book tells the family's story and that of the hospice which bears Helen's name, and which has housed many thousands of children.

  • An Advent for Every Woman: Diary of a Pregnancy

    Based on the author's own pregnancy, this book gives a month-by-month account of its various milestones. It also examines many of the current related issues - the role of the father, the right to home birth - and sets the pregnancy in the context of women's experiences thoughout history. The nine months in which women's bodies nurture a new person can be a time of self-discovery, self-enhancement and self-awareness. They can be a time too when the all-important bond between mother and child is first forged and when women become aware of their own and the child's spirituality. The author draws upon writings from all religious traditions to reflect this. Joanna Moorehead is a journalist who is deputy editor of "The Catholic Herald" and a freelance contributor to "The Observer", "The Guardian" and "The Independent on Sunday". Her first book was "Getting Married".

  • The Complete History of Middle-Earth Boxed Set

    It is little known that J.R.R. Tolkien also produced a vast amount of further material that greatly expanded upon the mythology and numerous stories of Middle-Earth. Tolkien's youngest son applied himself to produce the monumental series of 12 books, "The History of Middle-Earth."

  • The Times Quick Crossword Book 3

    Give your memory a workout and hone your general knowledge with 80 definition-style puzzles from The Times2 section. Containing 80 definition-style puzzles all reflecting the T2's unique style, and encompassing a wide range of topics from geography, to literature, history and culture, this collection will test your word power and boost your general knowledge to boot. Compiled by the T2 Crossword Editor and taken from the T2 section of The Times, these quick accessible puzzles are utterly absorbing and addictive, yet concise enough to be completed on the move. With clues that are satisfyingly skilful and solutions helpfully provided at the back of the book, Times T2 Crossword Book 3 is guaranteed to entertain your brain. Previously published as The Times T2 Crossword book 3.

  • INDIA DISCOVERED

    Two hundred years ago, India was seen as a place with little history and less culture.Today it is revered for a notable prehistory, a magnificent classical age and a cultural tradition unique in both character and continuity. How this extraordinary change in perception came about is the subject of this fascinating book. The story, here reconstructed for the first time, is one of painstaking scholarship primed by a succession of sensational discoveries. The excitement of unearthing a city twice as old as Rome, the realization that the Buddha was not a god but a historical figure, the glories of a literature as rich as anything known in Europe, the drama of encountering a veritable Sistine chapel deep in the jungle, and the sheer delight of categorizing `the most glorious galaxy of monuments in the world' fell, for the most part, to men who were officials of the British Raj. Their response to the unfamiliar - the explicitly sexual statuary, the incomprehensible scripts, the enigmatic architecture - and the revelations which resulted, revolutionized ideas not just about India but about civilization as a white man's prerogative. A companion volume by the author of the highly praised India: A History and The Great Arc.

  • Pavane Opus 50 pour orchestre --- Conducteur

    Le conducteur d'orchestre de la celebre Pavane Opus 50 du compositeur francais Gabriel Faure (1845-1924). Langage : Francais - Anglais - Allemand Contenu : Introduction Editorial Notes Introduction Notes sur l'edition Einfuhrung Zur Edition Pavane op. 50

  • Vancouver: A Novel

    A GLOBE 100 Best Book of the Year

    In the grand tradition of Michener's Alaska and Rutherford's Sarum, bestselling authors David Cruise and Alison Griffiths have captured the essence of one of Canada's richest settings. Beginning in the dying era of the last Ice Age and spanning thousands of years, Vancouver starts with the story of the last survivor of a Siberian people and moves through history in a dynamic tapestry. Fascinating characters come to life, including a Russian cartographer, a Scottish trapper, a Chinese peasant boy and a young woman from the desperate streets of Vancouver's downtown eastside. All share a powerful attraction to this unique, storied place.

    An absorbing historical chronicle, Vancouver is a tale of human struggle and adventure, and a dazzling feat of storytelling.

  • Made in Japan

    Co-founded 40 years ago, by a young engineer named Akio Morita, Sony is now one of the most powerful and respected multinational corporations in the world, and Morita is its outspoken chairman. This autobiography charts the growth of the company, from the initial attempts to make a tape recorder to the sales of Walkman.

  • The Doomsday Conspiracy

    OPERATION DOOMSDAY... ACTIVATE... Commander Robert Bellamy of US Naval Intelligence is dispatched on a top secret mission. A weather balloon carrying sensitive military information has crashed in Switzerland. Bellamy must locate the ten witnesses to the incident so that they can be sworn to secrecy. But as he conducts his search Bellamy begins to suspect that he, too, is being hunted, by an unknown lethal force... that what he was told about the balloon was only one part of an almost unbelievable happening..

  • Billy the Kid

    Billy was a champion soccer star, playing for Chelsea in the 1930s. But that was before war broke out... Billy the Kid is told through the voice of an 80 year old man, who looks back on his life as Chelsea's champion striker until the outbreak of war in 1939 and on through his subsequent life. Billy joins Chelsea as a football apprentice, rises through the reserves to become a real champion. His passion for football sees him through the war years - even as a prisoner of war he organises a friendly against the Italians - but, having been injured by a mine he cannot play for Chelsea on his return to England. Billy turns to vagrancy and alcohol and for years he wanders up and down the country. He re-settles in London in a derelict house and is befriended by a family who move him to a shed in their garden. He, in turn, helps their son with his football who in his turn becomes a Chelsea player. Billy becomes a Chelsea Pensioner and his 80th birthday is celebrated when Chelsea play at home. A novel for both children and adults which deals with some difficult issues. Michael Morpurgo's storytelling is superb and this will be a welcome follow up to the previous Morpurgo / Foreman collaboration - Farm Boy.

  • The Battle for God: Fundamentalism in Judaism, Christianity and Islam

    Britain's greatest religious historian chronicles the rise and rise of fundamentalism. One of the most potent forces bedevilling the modern world is religious extremism, and the need to understand it has never been greater. Focusing in detail on Protestant fundamentalism in the United States, Jewish fundamentalism from sixteenth century Spain onwards and Muslim fundamentalism over the last four hundred years, Armstrong examines the patterns that underlie fundamentalism. These evolve from the clash between the conservative pre-modern mind that is governed by a love of myth, and the progressive rational society that relishes change. Fundamentalists view the contemporary world with horror, rejecting its claims to truth, and a state of war now exists over the future of our culture. They are not terrorists, rather, they are innovative, existing in a symbiotic relationship with an aggressive modernity, each urging the other on to greater excess. The Battle for God is original in its thesis and in its understanding; as a history of religious ideas it is fascinating, and as an explanation of one of the most destabilizing forces at large in the world today it is extraordinary.

  • My Invented Country: A Memoir

    The life story of Isabel Allende - one of the world's favourite writers - is as exotic, passionate and inspiring as one of her novels. Just three when her parents divorced, Isabel Allende was raised in her grandparents' home in Chile. She left school at 16; and married Miguel Frias at 19. She then juggled her work as a journalist, editor, advice columnist and television interviewer with looking after her two children. But when her cousin the Chilean president Salvador Allende was assassinated in 1973 in Pinochet's right-wing military coup, her life changed profoundly. It was too dangerous to stay in Chile; and she, her husband, and their two children fled to Venezuela. During her impoverished exile, she started writing 'The House of the Spirits'. Based on her memories of her family and the political upheaval in her native country, it became an international bestseller and everything changed again...

  • The Best of Paddington on CD

    Paddington - the beloved, classic bear from Darkest Peru - is back in these fantastically funny stories from master storyteller Michael Bond! Celebrating 50 years of the nation's favourite bear. Enjoy Paddington in these three classic stories including 'A Bear Called Paddington', 'More about Paddington' and 'Here and Now'. Read by Stephen Fry enjoy these classic childrens stories about our intrepid furry hero from Darkest Peru!!!

  • Mog and the Baby

    Share in fifty years of a really remarkable cat...

    Mog is everyone's favourite family cat! Join her in this warm-hearted and funny escapade about Mog's first meeting with a baby...

    From the creator of The Tiger Who Came to Tea and Mog the Forgetful Cat comes a delightful family adventure about a really remarkable cat!

    Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Mog the Forgetful Cat with special anniversary editions of her much-loved adventures.

    Mog's peaceful day is shattered when a baby comes to visit. All Mog wants to do and sleep and play but there is no chance of that now...
    "Mog loves babies," says Mrs Thomas but suddenly Mog isn't quite so sure!

    Mog the Forgetful Cat was first published fifty years ago, and Mog has been delighting children all over the world with her adventures ever since. These books are the perfect gifts for boys, girls and families everywhere!

  • Hide and seek

    Maggie Bradford is on trial for murder. One of the best-loved singer/songwriters anywhere, she seems to have it all. And so, the world wants to know, how could she have murdered not just one, but two of her husbands? This thriller comes from the author of "Along Came a Spider" and "Kiss the Girls".

  • Mog's Amazing Birthday Caper

    Share in fifty years of a really remarkable cat...

    Mog is everyone's favourite family cat! Join her in this warm-hearted and funny alphabet adventure, when everything goes wrong at a birthday party...

    Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Mog the Forgetful Cat with special anniversary editions of her much-loved adventures.

    From the creator of The Tiger Who Came to Tea and Mog the Forgetful Cat comes a delightful family adventure about a really remarkable cat!

    On the day of Debbie's birthday party, Mog sets off on an adventure through the alphabet, filled with dragons in the dark and the jaguar with a jug of jelly. M is for Mog, but also for the mad mouse monster! The perfect Mog adventure for learning the alphabet.

    Mog the Forgetful Cat was first published fifty years ago, and Mog has been delighting children all over the world with her adventures ever since. These books are the perfect gifts for boys, girls and families everywhere!

  • The Stars Shine Down

    A page-turning thriller of love and betrayal from the bestselling Master of Suspense and author of If Tomorrow Comes and The Other Side of Midnight. The novel tells the story of Lara Cameron, a successful real estate developer who came from a broken family in Nova Scotia. Early in life, she learns to fend for herself and how to get her own way in a male-dominated world. After her father's death, Lara secures her first deal with the owner of the boarding house and before long her real-estate empire is booming. Moving to Chicago she goes on to become one of America's most successful businesswomen. She falls in love with a talented pianist, Philip Alder, and marries him, but her past comes back to haunt her and she is on the verge of losing everything. Can Lara recover from all her shattered dreams and win back the only man she has ever loved?

  • Under The Skin

    Michel Faber's debut novel was shortlisted for the 2000 Whitbread First Novel Award and received astounding critical acclaim and a cult following. An imaginative, gripping work in a genre of its own, Under the Skin centres around Isserley, a female driver who picks up male hitchhikers with big muscles. A horrifying, heart-thumping ride through dangerous moral territory, Under the Skin is by turns funny, macabre and deeply affecting.

    "A fascinating book.... The fantastic is so nicely played against the day-to-day that one feels the strangeness of both.... Remarkable." The New York Times Book Review

  • The Sun Word Games Book 3

    A completely new concept in puzzle books. The third collection in this new series of word games books, taken from the daily column in The Sun newspaper. The Sun Word Games Book 3 is the latest collection of brainteasers published as part of an entirely new concept in puzzle books. Every day in The Sun, in addition to the crossword, readers are further challenged with Word Workout, Sundial and Name Game. Word Workout is a fiendish clueless crossword, Sundial a test of vocabulary skills (can you make more than 40 words from the letters o, m, r, p, i, n, a, t and y?) and Name Game a cunning general knowledge and trivia quiz. With 80 examples of each game, laid out in a clear and attractive design, The Sun Word Games Book 3 is an exciting, mind-expanding and challenging alternative to conventional crossword and puzzle books.

  • Super Ben

    This patterned picture story follows Ben on his trip to the park. The text describes the park visit, while the illustrations delve into Ben's imagination and reveal the adventures of 'Super Ben.' He encounters a shark in the duck pond, a spaceship roundabout and puddles containing monsters!

    - Red B/Band 2B books offer simple but varied text with familiar objects and actions, combined with simple story development and a satisfying conclusion.

    - Text type - A patterned story with predictable structure.

    - The labelled story map on pages 14 and 15 incorporates interest words from the text and some of Super Ben's encounters encouraging children to follow Ben's adventures once more.

    - This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.

  • The Times Quick Crossword Book 4

    Give your memory a workout and hone your general knowledge with 80 definition-style puzzles from The Times2 section. Containing 80 definition-style puzzles all reflecting the T2's unique style, and encompassing a wide range of topics from geography, to literature, history and culture, this collection will test your word power and boost your general knowledge to boot. Compiled by the T2 Crossword Editor and taken from the T2 section of The Times, these quick accessible puzzles are utterly absorbing and addictive, yet concise enough to be completed on the move. With clues that are satisfyingly skilful and solutions helpfully provided at the back of the book, Times T2 Crossword Book 4 is guaranteed to entertain your brain. Previously published as The Times T2 Crossword book 4.

  • The Girl In Saskatoon

    In 1961, Alexandra Wiwcharuk was found murdered on the banks of the Saskatchewan River. As Sharon Butala writes, all of Saskatoon “came to a stop,” stunned by the brutal death of an attractive young woman who was a graduate nurse and had been crowned a beauty queen in local pageants. The murder became a touchstone moment for Saskatoon. More than 40 years later, it still haunts the residents, especially those who, like Butala, were Alexandra’s friends.

    Compelled by her memories of Alex and her time, Butala returns to that still-unsolved murder. In The Girl in Saskatoon—a title taken from a song that Johnny Cash sang to Alex at a concert only months before her death—she faces the horror of those past events to create a portrait of friendship and remembrance, of a time when life appeared so much simpler. Written in Butala’s intimate, eloquent style, The Girl in Saskatoon is at once an in-depth investigation of a tragic death, a nostalgic coming-of-age story and an exploration of the nature of good and evil.

  • Thailand: The Beautiful Cookbook

    Thailand the Beautiful Cookbook is a joyous celebration of Thailand its people, and its cuisine.

    The range and diversity of Thai cooking is showcased in this magnificent collection of authentic recipes from each of the four regions of Thailand.

    From the South, where the cooking reflects a Malay influence, comes a tantalizing array of curries and delicious seafood dishes. The Central Plains region, with the huge vibrant city of Bangkok as its focus is the most fertile, part of the country and is rich in fresh produce. The North has a very distinctive cuisine based on glutinous rice, and the dishes that accompany it are generally milder than those of the Central and Northeastern regions In the Northeast the influence of nearby Laos is felt and dishes tend to be highly spiced.

    Thai-born chef and culinary expert Panurat Poladitmontri and his partner, Judy Lew, have prepared this superb collection of authentic, recipes, each of which has been individually photographed by leading food photographer John Hay and beautifully styled by Ann Creber. Internationally renowned photographers Luca Invernizzi Tettoni and John Hay present a spectacular collection of photographs to show Thailand's great scenic diversity, from the beaches and jungles of the South to the misty mountains of the North, and the varied lives of it's people. William Warren, who has spent many years in Thailand, writes with an insider's knowledge. He takes the reader on an absorbing trip around the country discussing the various influences--historical, physical, racial and cultural--that have formed the distinctive culture of the Thai people.

    An extensive glossary ensures that any cooks who are unfamiliar with oriental ingredients and presentation will have no difficulty in bringing this wonderful selection of Thai dishes to their tables.

  • Headhunter

    It all starts when Lilah Kemp - librarian, spiritualist, schizophrenic - inadvertantly lets Kurtz out of page 92 of Heart of Darkness and is unable to get him back in.

    While Kurtz is stalking the streets of Toronto, Lilah frantically begins her search for Marlow to help her deal with the literary villain

    Meanwhile, the city is becoming increasingly chaotic and terrifying. The rich and powerful are engaged in a web of depravity, a new and horrifying disease called sturnusemia has swept the city, and severly traumatized children are turning up at the local psychiatric institutes. Kurtz seems to be at the centre of it all.

    Lilah, witness to events tearing the very fabric of her society, seeks solace as always in the great works of literature and prays for Marlow to find an capture Kurtz - before it's too late.

  • Tommy: The British Soldier On The Western Front, 1914-1918

    The first history of World War I to place centre-stage the British soldier who fought in the trenches, this superb and important book tells the story of an epic and terrible war through the letters, diaries and memories of those who fought it.

    Of the six million men who served in the British army, nearly one million lost their lives and over two million were wounded. This is the story of these men - epitomised by the character of Sgt Tommy Atkins - and the women they left behind.

    Using previously unseen letters, diaries, memoirs and poetry from the years 1914-1918, Richard Holmes paints a moving picture of the generation that fought and died in the mud of Flanders. He follows men whose mental health was forever destroyed by shell shock, women who lost husbands and brothers in the same afternoon and those who wrote at lunchtime and died before tea.

    Groundbreaking and critically-acclaimed, this book tells the real story of trench warfare, the strength and fallibility of the human spirit, the individuals behind an epic event, and their legacy. It is an emotional and unforgettable masterpiece from one of our most important historians.

  • Struck By Lightning

    From lotteries, opinion polls and insuranceto worries about murder rates, naturaldisasters and terrorism, probability plays amajor part in our everyday lives—a partthat is frequently and needlessly misunderstood.Jeffrey S. Rosenthal, a mathprofessor and improvisational comedian,comes to the rescue with this irreverent,bestselling exploration of the odds andoddities of randomness. Looking at suchfamiliar topics as poker hands, e-mailspam, political elections and game shows,Struck by Lightning puts probability intoperspective and has fun along the way.

  • Direct from Dell Strategies

    Michael Dell, founder of Dell Computer and one of the world's top businessmen, explains how to foster and maintain a competitive edge, drawing lessons from his own formidable success. At the age of twelve Michael Dell earned USD 2000 selling stamps, and by the age of eighteen he was selling customized PCs from his dorm room. He went on to found one of the most successful computer businesses in the world, redefining the industry with his direct model process and pioneering customer support. Direct From Dell teaches you how to get to the front of the pack and stay there. Michael Dell shares his perspectives on: * Why, initially, it's better to have too little capital rather than too much * How studying customers, not competition will give you a greater competitive edge * Exploiting the Internet -- Dell sells an amazing USD 10 million-worth of systems per day over www.dell.com * Why your people pose a greater threat to your business than the competition * How to exploit the competition's weakness by exposing its greatest strength * How integrating vertically can make the difference between surivival and collapse Revealing nothing less than a new model for business in the information age, Direct from Dell is both a success story and a manifesto for revolutionizing any industry.

  • Watercolour Tips

    The Collins Gem series is being relaunched in Spring 2004 and this new title features a new internal design and a strong new cover design. Packed full of tips for the aspiring watercolourist, its handy format makes it ideal for quick reference either in the studio or out in the field.

  • The Sunday Times Guide to Holidays Online

    One of the major uses of the internet is to find out about holidays and travelling and to use the net for booking holidays. This guide helps you find the best ways of making the web work for your holidays. Whether it be for a major annual holiday or for a last-minute weekend away, the net is an important and approachable way of finding out more. This guide will provide: advice on finding out about where you are going the best travel and holiday websites the best sites for renting a car and other holiday requirements The book is designed to be clear and easy to use complete with many highlighted tips, with over 70 screen shots

  • The Complete Merde

    A saucy guide to survival in everyday French. With chapters on insults, sex, drink and those expressive Gallic gestures, this book reveals the necessary vocabulary, explains its proper use and gives examples and exercises for the eager student.

  • Cycling in Snowdonia and North Wale (en anglais)

    The tours in this guide range from short rides suitable for all the family to half- and full-day rides suitable for more experienced cyclists. There are on- and off-road routes, gradient diagrams and mileages throughout each ride. At-a-glance information boxes summarize each tour. There is comprehensive information on places to visit along the way and refreshment stops, as well as a brief introduction to the area and advice on preparing for a cycling trip.

  • Mind maps for kids.

    Mind Maps for Kids has taken the education world by storm, selling over 20,500 copies in the first four months of publication. Back by popular demand, Mind Map genius Tony Buzan now works his magic on the area of learning that most worries children, parents and teachers alike: revision. With Tony Buzan it's all brain, no pain! Summary of contents Children, their parents and teachers are all accutely aware of the pressures to succeed in school exams but do not always have the best tools to revise effectively. Mind Mapping is a breakthrough system of planning and note-taking that cuts revision time in half with double the results. Tony Buzan shows just how easy Mind Mapping is and how kids can use it to: * Improve memory and concentration * Pass exams with flying colours * Remember facts and figures with ease * Make clearer and better notes * Understand concepts and think laterally * Unlock the imagination * Improve concentration and save time * Plan answers calmly during exams * Make revision fun and enjoyable Mind Maps for Kids: Revision is the shortcut to success in exams that will put your child one step - or even miles! - ahead.

  • A New Vision of Reality: Western Science, Eastern Mysticism and Christian Faith

    An extension of ideas explored in the author's earlier book, "The Marriage of East and West", this volume looks at Christianity in the context of modern physics on the one hand and Eastern mysticism on the other. The author looks at the history of the growing consciousness of humanity as the revelation of the divine emerged in the major religions, basing his views on his own Christian convictions and the many years he has spent in India.

  • The History of Middle-earth: Part 3

    A new one-volume edition of the final three books in The History of Middle-earth - designed to perfectly complement Parts I & II. J.R.R. Tolkien is famous the world over for his unique literary creation, exemplified in The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion. What is less well known, however, is that he also produced a vast amount of further material that greatly expands upon the mythology and numerous stories of Middle-earth, and which gives added life to the thousand-year war between the Elves and the evil spirit Morgoth, and his terrifying lieutenant, Sauron. It was to this enormous task of literary construction that his Tolkien's youngest son and literary heir, Christopher, applied himself to produce the monumental and endlessly fascinating series of 12 books, The History of Middle-earth. This hardback edition brings together the final three volumes of The History of Middle-earth - Morgoth's Ring, The War of the Jewels and The Peoples of Middle-earth. Epic in scope and extent, and featuring rare maps and illustrations drawn by J.R.R. Tolkien, this final volume of the trilogy presents the reader with a unique opportunity to collect the complete set of The Complete History of Middle-earth in an attractive and lasting edition.

  • The Butterfly Lion

    ILLUSTRATED BY CHRISTIAN BIRMINGHAM. A lyrical and moving tale of a young boy growing up in Africa, and his lifelong friendship with a white lion. "All my life I'll think of you, I promise I will. I won't ever forget you." Bertie rescues an orphaned white lion cub from the African veld. They are inseparable until Bertie is sent to boarding school far away in England and the lion is sold to a circus. Bertie swears that one day they will see one another again, but it is the butterfly lion which ensures that their friendship will never be forgotten.

  • Lager Heads

    IN A REVEALING and provocative look at how Canada’s beer giants battle over bucks and brands, writer Paul Brent examines the business of big beer. For decades our two largest breweries have faced off in high-stakes advertising and marketing campaigns that have infiltrated the Canadian cultural landscape and our national identity. Beginning with a behind-the-headlines look at some of these famous campaigns, Brent reveals the history of this beer duopoly, including portraits of the key players and blow-by-blow accounts of their current operations. Travelling into the bar-room backrooms, he delivers some eye-opening facts about how the breweries maintain their stranglehold on the market.

    Lager Heads is a story of what makes us Canadian, and how big breweries have cannily hijacked our cultural touchstones to drive their own marketing efforts. Updated with a new afterword about the Molson family feud and investor battle to merge the centuries-old Canadian brewer with Colorado’s Adolph Coors Co., Lager Heads is an entertaining book that dares to strip the labels off an iconic industry.

  • Aventures pianistes (70) Vol.2 --- Piano

    Contenu : Angry - Another Frog - Ball of the Vampires - Big Ben - Boogie - Chameleon - Chase - Chimes - Clouds - Fast Wave - Fox, Watch Out ! - Gallop - Ghostly Voices - Ice Crystals - In the Haunted House - Its Hard to Catch Rabbits - Lullaby - More and More - On the Way - Rainbow - Rambazamba - Sad Flute - Snow - Sorrow - Starry Night - Sunken City - The Bass Tuba - The Hunchback of Notre Dame - The Old Locomotive Chugs By - The Water Tap is Dripping - The Witch Hexes - Three Wishes - Trumpet and Drum - Waterfall - Wild Ride - Yo-Yo

  • Carb Counter: Ratings for over 2000 foods- plus portions, calories, protein, fat & fibre

    The ideal companion to the hugely successful Gem Calorie Counter, this is a handy portable guide to carbohydates in everyday foods.

    Perfect for those following the Fast Diet (5:2 Diet), Dukan Diet, Atkins Diet or other weight-loss diets.

    Clearly laid out tables give details of net carbohydrates per portion (slice, biscuit, apple) making it quick and simple to use.

    Reducing carbohydrates and following a high protein diet has become a popular and effective way of losing weight and keeping those extra pounds off. The interest in the Dr Atkins New Diet Revolution is clear proof of this.

    The key to following a high-protein diet is to control your carbohydrate intake. Collins Gem Carb Counter is a guide to the net carb contents of everyday foods. It also gives calories, protein and fat.

    Information is given per portion to make it easy to use. High protein, carb-counting diets are often referred to as a man s diet and this emphasis on portions rather than 100 g means that there is less working out involved.

    Boredom is often the downfall of the carb counter, so a section is included which gives suggestions for different meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.

  • A Storm of Swords: Part 1 Steel and Snow

    Split into two books for the paperback, this is George R.R. Martin's third novel in the )A Song Of Ice & Fire( fantasy trilogy. The second part will be published in August. "The sheer, mind-boggling scope of this epic has sent other fantasy writers away shaking their heads" )The Guardian(.

  • MAN ABOUT TOWN

    A poignant and satirical tale of one man's struggle to overcome the ghosts of his past and make sense of the present. In this, his third novel, acclaimed author Mark Merlis artfully intertwines the pathos of loneliness with a subtle critique of the American political machine. Joel Lingeman has it all: an overpaid sinecure advising Congress, a fifteen-year partnership with a perfectly adequate lover, a cosy circle of drinking buddies. Until one day his world implodes. His lover runs off, working for Congress starts to seem like a felony instead of a privilege, and Joel is hurled back into the dating game he couldn't manage twenty years earlier. Amid the rubble he finds himself clinging to an image from his boyhood: a model in a swimsuit ad, who had beckoned to young Joel to step through the page and into another life. Aided by a detective who is more elusive than his quarry, Joel sets out to discover the real person he knows only from a fading photograph. Joel's journey - touching, comic, and deftly observed - overlays a whip-smart critique of the cynicism and buffoonery of Capitol Hill and a gently acerbic account of how people break up and how they get together. Clever, wry, and knowing, Mark Merlis's third novel contains an unforgettable new twist on the idea that the personal is political.

  • The History of Middle-earth: Part 1

    A new one-volume hardback edition of the first five books in The History of Middle-earth. J.R.R. Tolkien is famous the world over for his unique literary creation, exemplified in The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion. What is less well known, however, is that he also produced a vast amount of further material that greatly expands upon the mythology and numerous stories of Middle-earth, and which gives added life to the thousand-year war between the Elves and the evil spirit Morgoth, and his terrifying lieutenant, Sauron. It was to this enormous task of literary construction that his Tolkien's youngest son and literary heir, Christopher, applied himself to produce the monumental and endlessly fascinating series of 12 books, The History of Middle-earth. This brand new hardback edition brings together the first five volumes of The History of Middle-earth - The Book of Lost Tales Parts 1 and 2, The Lays of Beleriand, The Shaping of Middle-earth and The Lost Road - into one volume. Epic in scope and extent, and featuring rare maps and illustrations drawn by J.R.R. Tolkien, this first standard hardback volume of a planned trilogy will present the reader with a unique opportunity to own the entire History of Middle-earth in three large but sensibly priced volumes.

  • Anita and Me

    The debut novel from the award-winning screenwriter of Bhaji on the Beach. The story of nine-year-old Meena, growing up in the only Punjabi family in the Black Country mining village of Tollington. It's 1972. Meena is nine years old and lives in the village of Tollington, `the jewel of the Black Country'. She is the daughter of Indian parents who have come to England to give her a better life. As one of the few Punjabi inhabitants of her village, her daily struggle for independence is different from most. She wants fishfingers and chips, not chapati and dhal; she wants an English Christmas, not the usual interminable Punjabi festivities - but more than anything, she wants to roam the backyards of working-class Tollington with feisty Anita Rutter and her gang. Blonde, cool, aloof, outrageous and sassy, Anita is everything Meena thinks she wants to be. Meena wheedles her way into Anita's life, but the arrival of a baby brother, teenage hormones, impending entrance exams for the posh grammar school and a motorcycling rebel without a future, threaten to turn Anita's salad days sour. Anita and Me paints a comic, poignant, compassionate and colourful portrait of village life in the era of flares, power cuts, glam rock, decimalisation and Ted Heath. It is a unique vision of a British childhood in the Seventies, a childhood caught between two cultures, each on the brink of change.

  • Mary for All Christians

    Reviews the beliefs held about Mary, focusing on dogmas and devotions. The author explores current debates on her place in the Scripture, her Immaculate Conception and Assumption and the values represented by her in contrast to those of today. The book is aimed at all Christians.

  • The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly

    'Locked-in syndrome: paralysed from head to toe, the patient, his mind intact, is imprisoned inside his own body, unable to speak or move. In my case, blinking my left eyelid is my only means of communication.' In December 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby, editor-in-chief of French 'Elle' and the father of two young children, suffered a massive stroke and found himself paralysed and speechless, but entirely conscious, trapped by what doctors call 'locked-in syndrome'. Using his only functioning muscle - his left eyelid - he began dictating this remarkable story, painstakingly spelling it out letter by letter. His book offers a haunting, harrowing look inside the cruel prison of locked-in syndrome, but it is also a triumph of the human spirit. The acclaimed 2007 film adaptation, directed by Julian Schnabel, won Best Director at Cannes and was nominated for the Palme d'Or.

  • The Yiddish Policemen's Union: A Novel

    The New York Times bestseller, now available in paperback—an excellent, hyperliterate, genre-pantsing detective novel that deserves every inch of its…blockbuster superfame” (New York).

    For sixty years Jewish refugees and their descendants have prospered in the Federal District of Sitka, a "temporary" safe haven created in the wake of the Holocaust and the shocking 1948 collapse of the fledgling state of Israel. The Jews of the Sitka District have created their own little world in the Alaskan panhandle, a vibrant and complex frontier city that moves to the music of Yiddish. But now the District is set to revert to Alaskan control, and their dream is coming to an end.

    Homicide detective Meyer Landsman of the District Police has enough problems without worrying about the upcoming Reversion. His life is a shambles, his marriage a wreck, his career a disaster. And in the cheap hotel where Landsman has washed up, someone has just committed a murder—right under his nose. When he begins to investigate the killing of his neighbor, a former chess prodigy, word comes down from on high that the case is to be dropped immediately, and Landsman finds himself contending with all the powerful forces of faith, obsession, evil, and salvation that are his heritage.

    At once a gripping whodunit, a love story, and an exploration of the mysteries of exile and redemption, The Yiddish Policemen's Union is a novel only Michael Chabon could have written.

  • MILES DAVIS: The Definitive Biography [Revised edition]

    The acclaimed classic biography, fully revised, becomes the definitive. The revised edition of Ian Carr's classic biography of Miles Davis throws new light on his life and career from the early days in New York, with Charlie Parker, to his Birth of the Cool band, through his drug addiction in the early 1950s, and the years of extraordinary achievements, 1954-1960, during which he created a whole series of masterpieces on record, and drew to his band such unequalled talents as John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Wynton Kelly and Cannonball Adderly. Carr also gives a detailed description of Miles's dark reclusive period, 1975-1980, and his descent towards disintegration. He also tells how the events of one single day forced Davis to turn back to life and return slowly to music. The incessant activity of his last ten years - the music-making, his painting and art exhibitions, his extraordinary trumpet playing, his marriage to and divorce from Cicely Tyson - is recounted with fascinating insight. Miles Davis, whose work has been called `one of the greatest musical legacies of the twentieth century', remained controversial until the end, and this definitive biography examines the controversy from all sides. With access to the inner circle of Davis's friends and associates, Ian Carr includes new interviews with such jazz greats as Max Roach, George Russell, George Avakian, Ron Carter, John Carisi, John Scofield, Bill Evans and Jack and Lydia DeJohnette, and revisits those who contributed to the first edition, including Keith Jarrett, Dave Holland, Joe Zawinul and Paul Buckmaster. This new, revised edition is an essential source for those who want to understand Miles, his music and the `jazz life'.

  • The Queen's Fool

    Into a Tudor court on the brink of treason comes Hannah, a young Jewish girl on the run from the Inquisition. Sworn into the service of handsome Robert Dudley, he sends her as a Holy Fool to spy on Princess Mary Tudor, the forgotten heir to King Edward's throne. Instead of the tyrant of popular legend, Hannah finds a woman waiting for her chance and only wanting the best for the kingdom - while her sister Elizabeth waits to take advantage of any mistakes, and longs for her death. Caught in the lifelong enmity between the rival daughters of Henry VIII, torn between her infatuation with Dudley and duty to her family, thrilled by her own rare gifts, but scared of the unknown, Hannah must find a safe way through dangerous times. Times in which she is both key witness and key player, when the wrong religion is a death sentence, science and magic are one, and true love can mean death.

  • The Dice Man

    The cult classic that can still change your life... Let the dice decide! This is the philosophy that changes the life of bored psychiatrist Luke Rhinehart - and in some ways changes the world as well. Because once you hand over your life to the dice, anything can happen. Entertaining, humorous, scary, shocking, subversive, The Dice Man is one of the cult bestsellers of our time.

  • Jimmy Coates - Killer

    An eleven-year-old boy discovers he has strange powers, and a future that holds mystery, adventure - and death! Bending his knees, Jimmy let go of the windowsill and slowly tipped backwards. Surely this is impossible, he thought, even as he could feel himself doing it. He pushed out with his legs and the thrust sent him flying backwards into the air. . .Then his fingers locked on to the cold wire of the fence, poised in a perfect handstand on the top. Who are the mysterious men chasing Jimmy across the city? Why are they after him? What are Jimmy's parents keeping from him and who can he trust? And how come he can suddenly do all this really cool stuff. . .? Find out in this electrifying debut novel from Joe Craig. Young, multitalented and brimming with ideas, this new HarperCollins author is destined to become a firm favourite with children everywhere.

  • Flight of the Nighthawks

    After several near-disastrous conflicts, Kaspar, Talwin and Amafi uncover the new nest of the Nighthawks plotting against the royal house of Kesh. But when they attempt to warn the emperor, it becomes clear that the nobles are already Varen's slaves, both willing and unwitting.

  • The Real Trial of Oscar Wilde

    Oscar Wilde had one of literary history's mostexplosive love affairs with Lord Alfred "Bosie"Douglas. In 1895, Bosie's father, the Marquessof Queensberry, delivered a note to the Albemarle Clubaddressed to "Oscar Wilde posing as sodomite." WithBosie's encouragement, Wilde sued the Marquess forlibel. He not only lost but he was tried twice for "grossindecency" and sent to prison with two years' hard labor.With this publication of the uncensored trial transcripts,readers can for the first time in more than a century hearWilde at his most articulate and brilliant. The Real Trialof Oscar Wilde documents an alarmingly swift fall fromgrace; it is also a supremely moving testament to the rightto live, work, and love as one's heart dictates.

  • Teacher's Guides Ages 7-12: Sound and Music

    This teacher's guide covers materials for Primary Science Key Stage 2. It is accompanied by two pupils' books, one for Years 3-4 and one for Years 5-6. It also includes an explanation of the SPACE (Science Processes and Concept Exploration) approach to science teaching and learning.

  • Soul Mountain

    Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature 2000. Part travel diary, part philosophy, part love story, `Soul Mountain' is an elegant, unforgettable novel that journeys deep into the heart of modern-day China. In 1982 Chinese playwright, novelist and artist Gao Xingjian was diagnosed with lung cancer, the very disease that had killed his father. For six weeks Gao inhabited a transcendental state of imminent death, treating himself to the finest foods he could afford while spending time reading in an old graveyard in the Beijing suburbs. But a secondary examination revealed there was no cancer - he had won a `reprieve from death' and had been thrown back into the world of the living. Faced with a repressive cultural environment and the threat of a spell in a prison farm, Gao fled Beijing. He travelled first to the ancient forests of central China and from there to the east coast, passing through eight provinces and seven nature reserves, a journey of fifteen thousand kilometres over a period of five months. The result of this epic voyage of discovery is `Soul Mountain'. Interwoven into this picaresque journey are myriad stories and countless memorable characters - from venerable Daoist masters and Buddhist monks and nuns to mythical Wild Men; deadly Qichun snakes to farting buses. Conventions are challenged, preconceptions are thwarted and the human condition, with all its foibles and triumphs, is laid bare.

  • Joseph's Mansions

    A thriller in the Dick Francis mould featuring Frankie Houlihan, Jockey Club Security Investigator. Frankie sets out to track down the kidnappers of Grand National favourite Angel Gabriel trying to save the much loved horse's owners, the Cassidy family the heartbreak he himself is enduring in his personal life. But pain, danger, lust, love and death are never far away in the dramatic world of National Hunt racing.

  • Whose War Is It?

    What if a major earthquake devastated the west coast of North America, killing thousands of people, flattening entire cities and fracturing the economy? How would the Canadian government address the crisis when many of our already weakened forces are deployed in Kandahar or in supporting roles? Or suppose terrorists attacked the Toronto subway system during a convention of Canadian and American emergency-room physicians? Would our military have the manpower, equipment and technical resources to protect our citizens and visitors?

    Granatstein says never mind hypothetical—and completely probable—threats; our military is incapable of dealing with current and ongoing crises that require well-trained, well-equipped and properly deployed troops, supported by a confident military policy. He argues that Canadians’ once-vaunted role of peacekeeping is no longer relevant in a post-9/11 world, since recent missions, from Somalia to Kosovo to Afghanistan, are akin to war. Granatstein also takes Canadian attitudes to task, criticizing our increasing reluctance to support a military presence in countries such as Afghanistan.

    Whose War Is It? asks the questions Canadians need answered right now:

    • How can we negotiate with US policymakers when anti-American sentiment is affecting our military and foreign policies?

    • Do multiculturalism and our immigration policy make us vulnerable to terrorist attacks?

    • How can we protect our northern sovereignty most effectively?

    • What should we do about a “pacifist” Quebec?

    • Just what are Canada’s national interests, and how can we advance them?

    In the same tradition as his #1 bestseller Who Killed the Canadian Military?, Whose War Is It? is a hard-hitting, timely clarion call to arms.

  • The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two

    In this encyclopaedic guide, Dr. William and Martha Sears draw from their vast experience as both medical professionals and parents to provide authoritative and comprehensive information on every aspect of infant care. The Baby Book presents a practical and contemporary approach to parenting that reflects the way we live today. It is a comprehensive guide to baby care, focusing on the essential needs of babies - eating, sleeping, development, health, and comfort - as it addresses the questions of greatest concern to parents today. The Sears' acknowledge that there is no one best way to parent a baby, and they offer the basic guidance and inspiration you need to develop the parenting style that best suits you and your child. The Baby Book is a rich and invaluable resource that will help you get the most out of parenting - for your child, for yourself, and for your entire family. The topics covered include: - bonding with your baby and soothing a fussy baby - feeding your baby right - getting your baby to sleep - understanding your baby's development - treating common illnesses - baby proofing your home - toddler behaviour and dealing with tantrums - toilet training - working and parenting

  • Cycling in Dorset and Hampshire (en anglais)

    This guide to cycling in Dorset and Hampshire features 25 cycle tours with short rides for Sunday afternoons with the family, full-day rides for the more adventurous and an energetic 100km round-route for the more aspiring candidates. The guide includes: stage-by-stage route instructions; colour mapping for each tour at 1.5 miles to 1 inch; gradient diagrams; information on places to visit along the way; and an introduction to Dorset and Hampshire with advice on preparing for a cycling trip.

  • History of Poison

    Throughout history poison has been one of the main weapons of political, dynastic and romantic intrigue. Even in contemporary times, when poison has lost its associations with witchcraft and sorcery, death by poison holds a particular fear in society that is often witnessed in terms of food scares, or more recently, the threat of chemical and biological weapons. This is a character-driven history, filled with stories from 5th century BC Athens where Hemlock was state poison, to Nero's Imperial Rome, to the Medicis, and 17th century Toffana, a serial poisoner who sold virtually undetectable poison to women wanting to get out of bad marriages. Each historical instance has been chosen to reflect developments in the art of poison, and the book is held together by the themes of how poison and the search for antidotes has driven scientific development, and by how the nature of poison and poisoners reflect differences of culture. The book looks at other, related issues, such as why it is attached to ideas of dangerous femininity and witchcraft, what role it plays in literature and popular entertainment, and how, in the 21st century, poison has become more a question of environmental poisoning or pollution through to industrialisation.

  • George Lucas: A Biography

    The first major biography (since 1983) of the great movie mogul George Lucas, whose marketing techniques have transformed the film business. His fourth Star Wars film, The Phantom Menace, released in 1999, was perhaps the most eagerly awaited cinematic event of all time.

    George Lucas is one of the most innovative bigtime players on the movie scene. His three Star Wars films and the trio featuring the action hero Indiana Jones (all six of which Lucas conceived, produced and co-wrote) comprise the most popular group of films ever made. To finance them, he masterminded a revolutionary redrawing of the financial agreements under which films were produced in Hollywood, snatching away control of funding, intellectual content and the distribution of profits from studios, and placing them in the hands of the film-makers themselves.

    Yet Lucas remains (like Stanley Kubrick, the subject of John Baxter's recent biography) an enigma and a recluse. He has specially built the Skywalker Ranch a long way from Hollywood - a Victorian village community in a redwood forest where he and his friends can work in splendid isolation, free of studio pressure but with the highest technology.

  • Cycling in North East Scotland (en anglais)

    On- and off-road routes; gradient diagrams; accumulated mileages. At-a-glance information box summarising each tour. Comprehensive information on places to visit and refreshment stops. A brief introduction to the area; advice on preparing for a cycling trip. OTHER TITLES IN THE SERIES Cycling in Central Scotland Cycling in Cornwall & Devon Cycling in the Cotswolds Cycling in Cumbria & the Lake District Cycling in Dorset & Hampshire Cycling in East Anglia Cycling in Edinburgh & South East Scotland Cycling in Loch Ness & the Spey Valley Cycling in Northumberland & North East England Cycling in Snowdonia & North Wales Cycling in Somerset & Wiltshire Cycling in the South East of Ireland Cycling in South Wales & the Wye Valley Cycling in South West Scotland Cycling the South Downs Cycling in the West of Ireland Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales

  • Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe

    We've all heard of the Big Bang, and yet few of us truly know what it is.

    Renowned for making difficult ideas much less difficult than they might first appear, Simon Singh is our perfect guide to explaining why cosmologists believe that the Big Bang is an accurate description of the origin and evolution of the universe.

    This highly readable and entertaining book tells the story of the many brilliant, often eccentric scientists who fought against the establishment idea of an eternal and unchanging cosmos. From such early Greek cosmologists as Anaximander to recent satellite measurements taken deep in space, Big Bang is a narrative full of anecdotes and personal histories. With characteristic clarity, Simon Singh tells the centuries-long story of mankind's attempt to understand how the universe came to be, a story which itself begins some 14 billion years ago (give or take a billion years). Simon Singh shows us that it is within the capability of all of us -- in his expert hands -- to understand the Big Bang: the fundamental theory in all of science, and a high point -- perhaps the high point -- of human achievement.

  • A Word In Your Shell-like: 6,000 Curious And Everyday Phrases Explained

    A complete guide to phrases in everyday life A Word in your Shell-Like will be the ideal replacement or complement to that tatty old copy of Brewer's most of us have about the house: a modern, entertaining guide to the wonderful world of phrases, familiar and unfamiliar, a landmark publication by one of the key world authorities in English language reference. It is an entirely phrase-based book, exploring well-known phrases - catchphrases, slogans, idioms, cliches, nicknames, titles of books and films, and quotations. The articles will contain discussion of meaning, origin and usage. Sample entries include: 'but, miss - you're beautiful without your glasses' 'I must go down to the seas again' 'small, but perfectly formed' 'sold down the river' `abhors a vacuum' `all dressed up and nowhere to go' `and when did you last see your father?' `Anglo-Saxon attitudes' `another meal the Germans won't have' `What did you do in the Great War, Daddy?' `by Grand Central Station I sat down and wept' `Burlington Bertie' Few other word reference books are likely to increase your store of knowledge with such fun: find out of whom it was said: 'he couldn't chew gum and fart at the same time', who the `catcher in the rye' was, and what it means to be `caught between wind and water'. in your shell?like (ear). Phrase used when asking to have a 'quiet word' with someone: '(Let me have a word) in your ear' is all it means, but it makes gentle fun of a poetic simile. Thomas Hood's Bianca's Dream (1827) has: 'Her small and shell-like ear'. The Complete Naff Guide (1983) has 'a word in your shell-like ear' among 'naff things schoolmasters say'.

  • JUST JOEY

    Biography of the late Irish motorcycle racing legend, Joey Dunlop, who won a record 26 Isle of Man TT races over the famous road circuit, as well as a host of other titles, during a 30-year career.

    Joey Dunlop, 'Yer Man', as he was affectionately known, was a racing legend, adored by the Irish people. Born and raised in Ballymoney, Co. Antrim, Dunlop started racing in 1969 on a 199cc Tiger Cub for which he paid GBP50. It was the beginning of a passion that would rule and ultimately take his life.

    He was never more at home than competing in the famous Isle of Man Tourist Trophy (TT) races. His mastery of this treacherous course was total, and his passion for success mirrored that of his fans. In 1998 he arrived having crashed in the 100-mile Tandragree road race, breaking his pelvis and collarbone. Still, there was a race to be won and Dunlop duly took the lightweight TT by a margin of 47 seconds. His first two TT victories came on Yamahas, but Honda would be the ally from 1983, the plain yellow helmet a beacon to the supporters who idolised the Irishman. In all he took the chequered flag in 26 TT races, until his tragic death on 2 July 2000 while racing in Estonia.

    There were honours off the bike too. In 1986 he was awarded an MBE for services to motorcycling. That was followed 10 years later by an OBE in recognition of his efforts transporting food and medical supplies to Romanian orphanages.

    The Author has blended archive material and freshly conducted interviews with Joey's friends, family and racing peers like Steve Hislop, Carl Fogarty and Roger Marshall to produce this book. The result is a balanced, revealing and passionate account of a genuine sporting hero.

  • Gaudi

    This is a critical biography of one of the 20th century's greatest architects. At the time of his death in 1926, Antoni Gaudi was arguably the most famous architect in the world. He had created some of the greatest and most controversial masterpieces of modern architecture, that were as exotic as they were outrageous. A precurser to the other great Catalan artists such as Picasso, Dali and Bunuel, Gaudi created dramatically original and daring art that was to surpass and reinvent all that had gone before.

  • The Strangest Family: The Private Lives of George III, Queen Charlotte and the Hanoverians

    An intensely moving account of George III's doomed attempt to create a happy, harmonious family, written with astonishing emotional force by a stunning new history writer. George III came to the throne in 1760 as a man with a mission. He wanted to be a new kind of king, one whose power was rooted in the affection and approval of his people. And he was determined to revolutionise his private life too, breaking with the extraordinarily dysfunctional home lives of his Hanoverian predecessors. He was sure that as a faithful husband and a loving father, he would be not just a happier man but a better ruler as well. During the early part of his reign it seemed as if, against all the odds, his great family project was succeeding. His wife, Queen Charlotte, shared his sense of moral purpose, and together they raised their fifteen children in a climate of loving attention. But as the children grew older, and their wishes and desires developed away from those of their father, it became harder to maintain the illusion of domestic harmony. The king's episodes of madness undermined the bedrock of their marriage; his disapproving distance from the bored and purposeless princes, especially the dissolute Prince of Wales, alienated them; and his determination to keep the princesses at home, protected from the potential horrors of the European marriage market, left them lonely, bitter and resentful. `The Strangest Family' is an epic, sprawling family drama, filled with intensely realised characters who leap off the page as we are led deep inside the private lives of the Hanoverians. Written with astonishing emotional force by a stunning new voice in history writing, it is both a window on another world and a universal story that will resonate powerfully with modern readers.

  • As the Crow Flies

    Written by the author of Kane and Abel, Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less, A Matter of Honour and the collection of short stories A Twist in the Tale, this novel follows the story of Charlie Trumper's rise from East End costermonger to department store magnate.

  • Awareness

    De Mello's spiritual classic remains at the top of the Fount bestsellers more than five years after its original publication. One of the most gifted spiritual guides of the 20th century, de Mello uses humour, compassion and insight to help his readers into a real understanding of the importance of "awareness" in understanding ourselves and the world around us. Awareness is a comprehensive spiritual guide filled with wisdom as it tackles life's big questions--love, anger and fear, change, suffering, happiness and loss.

  • GCSE English

    High GCSE grades are gained through a combination of good knowledge, good understanding and good exam technique. The Exam Practice range is all about exam technique and because it's written by the people who mark the exams, it really will help students improve their performance. The content of Exam Practice GCSE English has been thoroughly updated to match the changes to the 2005 GCSE exams and provides examples of exam questions across all the exam boards. With key skills highlighted, lots of questions to try and tips from top examiners, this book really will give students the confidence to do brilliantly! This new edition includes Tony Buzan's revolutionary Mind Maps which will help to make study and revision easier.

  • The Curious Life of Robert Hooke: The Man Who Measured London

    A biography of a brilliant, largely forgotten maverick - a major figure in the 17th-century cultural and scientific revolutions. The brilliant, largely forgotten maverick Robert Hooke was an engineer, surveyor, architect and inventor who was appointed London's Chief Surveyor after the Great Fire of 1666. Throughout the 1670s he worked tirelessly with his intimate friend Christopher Wren to rebuild London, personally designing many notable public and private buildings, including the monument to the fire. He was the first Curator of Experiments at the Royal Society, and author and illustrator of 'Micrographia', a lavishly illustrated volume of fascinating engravings of natural phenomena as seen under the new microscope. He designed an early balance-spring watch, was a virtuoso performer of public anatomical dissections of animals, and kept himself going with liberal doses of cannabis and poppy water (laudanum). Hooke's personal diaries - as cryptically confessional as anything Pepys wrote - record a life rich with melodrama. He came to London as a fatherless boy of thirteen to seek his fortune as a painter, rising by his wits to become an intellectual celebrity. He never married, but formed a long-running illicit liaison with his niece. A dandy, boaster, workaholic, insomniac and inveterate socialiser in London's most fashionable circles, Hooke's irascible temper and passionate idealism proved fatal for his relationships with men of influence, most notably with Sir Isaac Newton, who, after one violent row, wiped Hooke's name from the Royal Society records and destroyed his portrait. In this lively and absorbing biography, Lisa Jardine at last does Hooke and his achievements justice. Illuminating London's critical role in the emergence of modern science, she rediscovers and decodes a great original thinker of indefatigable curiosity and imagination, a major figure in the 17th-century intellectual and scientific revolution.

  • The One Minute Manager: Increase Productivity, Profits and Your Own Prosperity

    With a new foreword by Ken Blanchard The original, bestselling blockbuster which has transformed businesses world wide. The blockbuster number one international bestselling phenomenon is back ...not that it ever really went away. This easily-read story quickly demonstrates three very practical management techniques: One Minute Goals, One Minute Praisings and One Minute Reprimands. The One Minute Manager also includes information on several studies in medicine and in the behavioural sciences, which help readers understand why these apparently simple methods work so well with so many people. The book is brief, the language is simple, and best of all ...it works.

  • The World

    The third book in a major new series for middle-to-high ability levels at Key Stage 3. Material is arranged thematically in structured and manageable chapter units, with integral, real, case studies.

    1. A global sense of place
    2. Weather and climate
    3. Population
    4. Tectonic hazards
    5. Tourism
    6. Cities
    7. Environmental and Resource Issues
    8. Bangladesh
    9. The United States of America

  • BARRY SHEENE 1950-2003

    The definitive life story of the seventies world 500cc motorcycle champion Barry Sheene - the Brit whose death-defying crashes and playboy lifestyle made him the most famous bike racer on the planet. Written by the only journalist to have ridden on the roads with him, and featuring interviews with closest friends, team mates and former rivals.

    Born in London's East End in 1950, Sheene was introduced to motor sport at the age of five, with his father Frank building him his first ever motorbike.

    His story traces his humble beginnings as a maverick opposed to every educational influence, through an apprenticeship as a part-time rider and full-time mechanic, to a works team racer, with a host of diversions in pursuit of the opposite sex.

    It charts his success between 1975 and 1982, a golden period during which Sheene won more international 500cc and 750cc Grand Prix titles than anyone, including the world 500cc title in 1976 and 1977. This despite the horrendous carnage from a series of near-fatal crashes from which Sheene miraculously survived and overcame, against all odds.

    Outside the sport, Sheene discovered an acting talent, appearing in the ITV show Just Amazing and in numerous TV commercials, making him a household name. On his retirement, he found fulfilment (and a friendlier climate for his battered body) in Brisbane as an expert motor sport commentator and an accomplished businessman. After being diagnosed with cancer in 2002 he shunned conventional treatments, preferring natural remedies, but died early in 2003.

    This is the complete portrait of perhaps the greatest circuit racer of them all.

  • Trilobite!: Eyewitness to Evolution

    'Trilobites have all the glamour of the dinosaur and twice its endurance. What we need, instead of Walking with Dinosaurs is something like Swimming with Trilobites. Everyone must grasp the bigger story. You start with something tiny, like trilobites, and finish up looking at how the world was made.' RICHARD FORTEY Richard Fortey is one of Britain's leading popular scientists. Life: An Unauthorised Biography, was short-listed for the Rhone Poulenc prize and has been reprinted five times. In all he writes, Fortey displays extraordinary range, delight and descriptive gifts which make complicated scientific facts and concepts not only easy to understand but a delight to absorb. Trilobite is an unashamedly trilobito-centric view of the world unravelling the history of the exotic, crustacean-like animals which dominated the seas for three hundred million years. These arthropods witnessed continents move, mountain chains elevated and eroded; they survived ice ages and volcanic eruptions, evolving and adapting exquisitely to their environment. They watched through their crystal eyes whilst life evolved. Their own evolution calibrated geological time itself. In Trilobite, Fortey ponders the great cycles of earth history, the durability of stone compared with the transience of human life, and the fecundity of evolution. With his expert guidance, we begin to understand how trilobites reveal the mechanism and pattern of evolution from their legacy in the rocks. Through the eyes of the trilobites, he allows us glimpses of former worlds as exotic in their geography as in their life forms. This is time travel with the guidance of master. Structured like a detective story, this is a light, but highly informative account of the wonders of scientific discovery.

  • Developing Dictionary Skills in French

    This photocopiable pack aims to help students to develop the dictionary skills which are vital for GCSE. The flexible activities detailed in this text are suitable for all abilities at 11-16 and the text should be ideal for use with core GCSE lessons, cover lessons, independent work or homework.

  • Fences and Windows: Dispatches from the Frontlines of the Globalization Debate

    The story of the rise of the movement that wanted accountable, improved globalization. For two years Naomi Klein wrote a weekly column for Canada's leading newspaper, the Globe & Mail (syndicated worldwide, in the Guardian in the UK). She has, by selecting, rewriting and rearranging these columns, prepared what amounts to a first-hand historical record of the gradual rise to prominence of the anti-global-corporatism movement, and of its most notable successes and failures. It has a truly international scope, covering everything from the Zapatistas' rebellion in Mexico to the Social Centres in Italy, from the biggest peaceful protest demos since the 1960s to the gassings and shootings at Genoa. Naomi analyses developments in local democracy, in law enforcement, in privatisation laws, in capital migrations, in union behaviour, in marketing, in summitry. She gets close to the suited summits - the WTO, the G8, the IMF, NAFTA. She looks at bioterrorism, pollution, hypocrisy, fear and confusion. It is a portrait, or rather the underlying negative, of the planet's torrid time between the Seattle summit and the world-changing events of 11 September 2001. It makes for dramatic, immediate, indispensable history writing, and reading.

  • The Mysterious Affair at Styles

    new-look series of facsimile Hercule Poirot editions to bring her classic brand of detective fiction to a new readership. See also the two TV tie editions below.

  • After the Storm: A Tale from Percy's Park

    A storm is raging outside and Percy the park keeper is having a sleepless night. When he gets up the following morning, Percy finds that the old oak tree has been blown down. It is a disaster for his animal friends who live there, but Percy is soon devising a plan to help his little friends find new homes in the best tree house they have ever seen. This title includes a wonderful fold-out poster.

  • Way of Wicca

    Following on from First Directions .. this new series provides a more in-depth, sophisticated introduction. An introductory Guide to Wicca, exploring all the fundamental issues of this path.

    This comprehensive guide to Wicca explores the nature of magic and the responsibilities involved in walking a magical path.

    It combines simply explained theory with practical exercises. It contains an interesting resource section at the back of the book.

  • The Alchemist

    This text is a magical fable about learning to listen to your heart, read the omens strewn along life's path and, above all, following your dreams. The book tells the story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who dreams of travelling the world in search of a worldly treasure as fabulous as any ever found. From his home in Spain he journeys to the markets of Tangiers, and from there into the Egyptian desert, where a fateful encounter with the alchemist awaits him. With a visionary blend of spirituality, magical realism and folklore, the author hopes that "The Alchemist" has the power to inspire nations and change people's lives.

  • The Real Witches' Kitchen: Spells, Recipes, Oils, Lotions and Potions from the Witches' Hearth

    This title includes around 100 spells and recipes - many revealed for the first time - for eating, drinking and making your life merrier, along with plenty of practical advice on witchy subjects such as potions to improve your looks without ruining your bank balance! Traditionally much of the work of the witch took place around the hearth, where herbs, plants and other ingredients were specially blended to create medicines to mend the body and heal the spirit, and foods and wines were created to celebrate the festivals of the Wheel of the Year. Today's hearth is the kitchen, and for many witches it is the work-centre where they make the recipes and other tools of their trade.

  • A Promise Of Hope

    Some children inherit "the family nose." Autumn Stringam and her brother Joseph inherited the family bipolar disorder, a severe mental illness that led to their mother's and grandfather's suicides. Autumn, at 22, was psychotic and in in a psychiatric hospital on suicide watch; Joseph, at 15, was prone to violent episodes so terrifying the family feared for their lives. But after they began taking a nutritional supplement developed by their father and based, incredibly, on a formula given to aggressive hogs--Autumn's and Joseph's symptoms disappeared. Today they both lead normal, productive lives.

    A Promise of Hope is the personal story of Autumn Stringam's flight from madness to wellness, all due to the vitamin and mineral supplement that works on the premise that some forms of mental illness are caused by nutritional deficiencies. An honest book that exposes the hidden torment of bipolar disorder, it is the story of a daughter seeking to forgive her mother. A Promise of Hope is also an astonishing scientific account that moves from a kitchen table in Alberta to the treatment offices of a distinguished Harvard pshyciatrist and into the labs of a skeptical medial establishment. It climaxes in a bitter--but eventually triumphant--battles with Health Canada, in which the tiny supplement company is exonerated and praised for saving the lives of thousands of Canadians previously thought lost to mental illness. More than anything, A Promise of Hope is a powerful story and a call for a new understanding of the causes of mental illness and its treatments.

    • 20% of Canadians will experience mental illness in their lifetimes
    • Over 300,000 Canadians are affected by bipolar disorder (or manic depression)
    • 15% of people with biploar disorder commit suicide
    • EMPower Plus, the supplement that worked for Autumn, is being used and studied around the world, reflecting the growing awareness of the role of micronutrients in normal brain function.

  • Clear And Present Danger

    The CIA take on Colombian drug lords in Tom Clancy's fifth No 1 bestseller - now reissued with a new cover. Colombian drug lords, tired of being harassed by US law enforcement agents, have assassinated the American Ambassador and the visiting head of the FBI. Their message is clear: leave us alone. But they have pushed too far. The decision is made to send undercover teams into Colombia. Back in the USA, men armed with the most sophisticated tools their country can devise prepare to take the fight to the enemy. But does anyone know who the real enemy is? Jack Ryan and CIA field officer John Clark must find the answer. They expect danger from without, yet the greatest danger of all may come from within...

  • Collins Complete Woodworker's Manual

    A completely revised, redesigned and updated edition of the definitive woodworker's bible. Woodworker's Manual is the one book every woodworker needs. photographs and illustrations to give the book a contemporary feel, and includes all the new products and techniques developed since the last edition. and other decorative pieces. Starting with the basics -- the nature of wood, the tools required, setting up a workshop -- the book then examines in depth the principles of three-dimensional design, from inspiration to methods of construction. various skills and techniques a woodworker requires. Step-by-step illustrations demonstrate how to make every type of joint, and all the major crafts are given detailed coverage with the same step-by-step approach: bending wood, veneering and marquetry, woodcarving and finishing.Add to this a chapter on using other materials, such as metal, glass and leather, in combination with wood, plus a chapter on fixings and fittings -- and the book has everything you need to complete the job.

  • Seven Wonders of the Industrial World

    From the best-selling author of THE DINOSAUR HUNTERS and THE LOST KING OF FRANCE comes the story of how our modern world was forged -- in rivets, grease and steam; in blood, sweat and human imagination.The nineteenth century saw the creation of some of the world's most incredible feats of engineering. Deborah Cadbury explores the history behind the epic monuments that spanned the industrial revolution from Brunel's extraordinary Great Eastern, the Titanic of its day that joined the two ends of the empire, to the Panama Canal, that linked the Atlantic and Pacific oceans half a century later.Seven Wonders of the Industrial World recreates the stories of the most brilliant pioneers of the industrial age, their burning ambitions and extravagant dreams, their passions and rivalries as great minds clashed. These were men such as Arthur Powell-Davis, the engineer behind the Hoover Dam, who dreamed of creating the largest dam in the world by diverting the entire Colorado river, one of the worlds most dangerous and unpredictable, or John Roebling, who lost his life creating the Brooklyn Bridge, the longest suspension bridge ever built. These are also the stories of countless unsung heroes -

  • The Dancing Bear

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    A gentle and moving story of a young girl and her bear, from bestselling children's author Michael Morpurgo. High in the mountains, in a tiny village, an abandoned bear cub is adopted by a lonely orphan child. Soon they are inseparable.

  • Time Bites: Views and Reviews

    Assembled here for the first time in book form are the very best occasional writings from the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. A selection of the very best of Doris Lessing's essays: articles on writers as diverse as Jane Austen, Muriel Spark, Virginia Woolf, D. H. Lawrence and Mikael Bulgakov sit alongside autobiographical looks at the beliefs that have shaped Lessing's thinking. There are adoring and adorable pieces on the beloved cats that she has allowed to share her life, and insightful looks at the Africa in which she grew up, and London and England, the place where she made her home. The range of subjects, cultures and periods within these essays is huge, but the collection is utterly consistent in one key regard: Doris Lessing's clear-eyed vision and clearly expressed prose are present throughout. There is a huge amount of wisdom and entertainment in these pages, shot through with Lessing's infectiously forthright, zestful and impish spirit.

  • The Amazing Adventures of Batbird

    Dunkan Dabble won't answer to his name as he believes he's Batbird, a superhero that he and his friends watch on TV. Dunkan's family and friends find him very difficult to live with as Batbird. He plays too roughly and insists on sleeping upside down. But Dunkan becomes a hero overnight by unwttingly saving his family from a prowling fox.

  • William Pitt the Younger: A Biography

    The award-winning biography of William Pitt the Younger by William Hague, the youngest leader of the Tory Party since Pitt himself. William Pitt the Younger was one of the most extraordinary figures in British history. Prime minister at the age of twenty-four, he went on to dominate British politics for two decades, presiding over such complex and treacherous national crises as the madness of King George III, the beleaguered union with Ireland, the fallout from the French Revolution and the trauma of the Napoleonic Wars. With the keen eye of an experienced politician, William Hague examines the enigmatic life and tumultuous times of a man capable of both wit and arrogance, economic genius and financial mismanagement. A rich cast of characters and a vivid backdrop of global conflict make this riveting biography of Pitt the Younger compulsive reading.

  • THE DAIRY-FREE DETOX DIET

    Improve your health and well-being and lose weight too by dropping dairy products from your diet and following this excellent 14-day detox plan from the co-author of Lose Wheat, Lose Weight. Includes 30 dairy-free recipes from healthy eating expert and author of Healing Foods and More Healing Foods that make the detox plan easy to stick to.

    From the co-author of the best-selling topical health bestseller Lose Wheat, Lose Weight comes another allergy-busting health regime.

    The book provides a simple, 14-day dairy-free detox programme and 30 recipes. It also tells you how to test yourself for a dairy intolerance.

    Everyone can benefit from cutting dairy products out of their diet, especially those who suffer from bloating, respiratory problems, fatigue and many other symptoms linked to food intolerance. Dairy has been linked to a host of health problems, including IBS, PMT, eczema and other skin conditions, rhinitis (nasal drip), asthma, osteoporosis and depression.

    Dairy is one of the key allergy-causing ingredients that people who suspect food intolerance exclude from their diet.

    This book provides an insight into why dairy is such a problem, the link between dairy and weight and how to rebalance the body's systems (digestive, lymph, skin and lungs) through the dairy-free detox.

  • I Didn't Do It For You: How the World Used and Abused a Small African Nation

    One small East African country embodies the battered history of the continent: patronised by colonialists, riven by civil war, confused by Cold War manoeuvring, proud, colorful, with Africa's best espresso and worst rail service. Michela Wrong brilliantly reveals the contradictions and comedy, past and present, of Eritrea. Just as the beat of a butterfly's wings is said to cause hurricanes on the other side of the world, so the affairs of tiny Eritrea reverberate onto the agenda of superpower strategists. This new book on Africa is from the author of the critically acclaimed In the Footsteps of Mr Kurtz. Eritrea is a little-known country scarred by decades of conflict and occupation. It has weathered the world's longest-running guerrilla war, and the dogged determination that secured victory against Ethiopia, its giant neighbour, is woven into the national psyche. Fascist Italy wanted Eritrea as the springboard for a new, racially-pure Roman empire, Britain sold off its industry for scrap, the US needed headquarters for its state-of-the-art spy station and the Soviet Union used it as a pawn in a proxy war. Michela Wrong reveals the breathtaking abuses this tiny nation has suffered and, with the sharp eye for detail that was the hallmark of her account of Mobutu's Congo, she tells the story of colonialism itself. Along the way, we meet a formidable Emperor, a guerrilla fighter who taught himself French cuisine in the bush, and a chemist who arranged the heist of his own laboratory. An arresting blend of travelogue and history, 'I Didn't Do It For You' pierces the dark heart of our colonial history.

  • Going Sane: Maps of Happiness

    Writings on madness fill entire libraries, but until now nobody has thought to engage exclusively with the idea of sanity; we define it simply as that bland and nebulous state of not being mentally ill. But what is sanity? How broad, how eccentric is its range of behavior? And how do we go about crafting a creative and fluid definition of a sane existence, one we can guide ourselves by?

    Madness is always present in our lives -- in the chaos of our experience as babies, the rebellion of our adolescence, the irrational nature of our sexual appetites. In a society governed by indulgence and excess, madness is the state of mind we identify with most keenly -- while it is ultimately destructive, we often credit it as the wellspring of genius, individuality, and self-expression. Sanity, on the other hand, confounds us; it lacks the false allure of madness. Hamlet, as Adam Phillips points out, is glamorous, while the eminently sane Polonius comes off as a fool. In Going Sane, Phillips redresses this historical imbalance, drawing deeply on literature and his rich experience as a clinician. He strips our lives back to essentials, focusing on how we -- as human beings, as parents, as lovers, as people to whom work matters -- can make space for a sane and well-balanced attitude to living.

    Phillips's brilliantly incisive and aphoristic style coaxes us into meeting his ideas halfway, and making them our own. In a world saturated by tales of dysfunction and suffering, he offers a way forward that is as down-to-earth and realistic as it is uplifting and hopeful.

  • A DOCTOR'S HOME CURE FOR ARTHRITIS

    New, medically and nutritionaly updated edition of the classic million-selling arthritis self-help book. This was the original diet that Marguerite Patten followed (author of our 2001 hit, Eat to Beat Arthritis). "Without this book I would not be walking today" Marguerite Patten, O.B.E. This book has cured arthritic pain for millions of people worldwide. It's also quite an old text now so we have responded to the requests of readers and sales reps suggestions by updating the book's medical and nutritional advice so that it's totally authoritative and also the recipes are more palettable for today's arthritis sufferer. Doctor's Home Cure for Arthritis is a seven day action plan designed to provide relief from arthritic pain - and in the longer term to heal arthritis. Based on dietary change, the programme eliminates many processed foods, (includeing caffeine and alcohol) and replaces these with foods of special benefit to arthritis sufferers. Now fully revised by respected Harvard nutritionist Jeannette Ewin Ph.D., the book contains totally updated: - New information on supplements, including glucosamine and fish oil. - Delicious new recipes - and no more problematic brain-stem/offal and unpasteurised products. - Up to the minute information about the new prescription drugs and medical treatments.

  • City of the Beasts

    An ecological romance with a pulsing heart, equal parts Rider Haggard and Chico Buarque - one of the world's greatest and most beloved storytellers broadens her style and reach with a Amazonian adventure story that will appeal to all ages. Fifteen-year-old Alexander Cold has the chance to take the trip of a lifetime. With his mother in hospital, too ill to look after him, Alex is sent out to his grandmother Kate - a fearless reporter with blue eyes `as sharp as daggers' points'. Kate is about to embark on an expedition to the dangerous, remote world of the Amazon rainforest, but rather than change her plans, she simply takes Alex along with her. They set off with their team - including a local guide and his daughter Nadia, with her wild, curly hair and skin the colour of honey - in search of a fabled headhunting tribe and a legendary, marauding creature known to locals as the `Beast', only to find out much, much more about the mysteries of the jungle and its inhabitants. In a novel rich in adventure, magic and spirit, internationally celebrated novelist Isabel Allende takes readers of all ages on a voyage of discovery and wonder, deep into the heart of the Amazon.

  • Plan de ville : Aberdeen Streetfinder Map (en anglais)

    A colour street map of Aberdeen, covering Dyce, Westhill and Peterculter. All important buildings and places of interest are included, there is an index to street names and the legend is in English, German and French.

  • Map of Britain 2004

    This is a full colour, double-sided map of the whole of Great Britain with the road network, counties and unitary authorities clearly shown. It has been fully updated for 2004. The counties and unitary authorities are shown in colour along with 16 city/town centre plans. It incorporates an index to place names, mileage chart, and a key in English, French and German. This is a general purpose map but with a particular emphasis on political features. It can be used as a reference map and a route planning map.

  • Elysée

    This handbook is the first of its kind to discuss infection control guidelines that directly relate to surgical environments. It is particularly useful to nurses who need to meet OSHA and JCAHO requirements for practice in perioperative, PACU, ambulatory, and endoscopy settings. Procedure guidelines are concisely described and followed by rationales referenced to AORN standards, CDC guidelines, and other resources.

  • Scrabble Words

    Every Word Counts Settle all those Scrabble squabbles with Scrabble Words from Collins, the NEW authority on Scrabble. Compiled using the Bank of English, the world's largest language database, Scrabble Words is the most comprehensive Scrabble wordlist ever, including World English from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, UK and USA in a single list. Collins Scrabble dictionaries endorsed by Mattel and are an essential reference for all Scrabble players, from keen tournament players to families playing with children. SCRABBLE (R) is a registered trademark of J. W. Spear & Sons Ltd., a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. (c) 2005 Mattel, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

  • Rebel Sell

    With the popularity of Michael Moore, Adbusters magazineand Naomi Klein’s No Logo, it’s hard to ignore the growing tide ofresistance to our corporatecontrolled world. But do these vocal opponents of thestatus quo offer us a real political alternative?

    In this lively blend of pop culture, history and philosophicalanalysis, Joseph Heath and Andrew Potter argue that this counterculturalopposition to "the system" has not only been unproductive but hashelped to create the very consumer society that radicals oppose. Thisthought-provoking book will enrage and entertain today’s counterculturalrebels and their opponents on the political right.

  • Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe

    A half century ago, a shocking Washington Post headline claimed that the world began in five cataclysmic minutes rather than having existed for all time; a skeptical scientist dubbed the maverick theory the Big Bang. In this amazingly comprehensible history of the universe, Simon Singh decodes the mystery behind the Big Bang theory, lading us through the development of one of the most extraordinary, important, and awe-inspiring theories in science.

  • The Essential Spike Milligan

    A Spike Milligan opus, containing everything from classics to hidden gems, with a foreword by Eddie Izzard. This stunning anthology of Spike Milligan's work comprises of favourites from his classic books ('Adolf Hitler: My Part in his Downfall', 'Goodbye Soldier', 'Puckoon'...) as well as scripts from the now-classic Goon Show. Interspersing such comic genius is also a touching collection of letters and his celebrated and liberating writings on depression, demonstrating the diverse talent of a man whose creative output spanned over half a century. A selection of children's poetry and writings ('Unspun Socks for A Chicken's Laundry', 'A Book of Milliganimals', 'Silly Verse for Kids' and much more) reveals Spike's irresistible connection with the childlike imagination and a brillant sense of the ridiculous. All the favourite and funniest stories are there. For those who want an excellent introduction to the mind of Milligan or a welcome return to a much-loved genius, this is the ultimate Milligan reader.

  • THE BOOKSHOP

    Penelope Fitzgerald's wonderful Booker-nominated novel. This, Penelope Fitzgerald's second novel, was her first to be shortlisted for the Booker Prize. It is set in a small East Anglian coastal town, where Florence Green decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop. 'She had a kind heart, but that is not much use when it comes to the matter of self-preservation.' Hardborough becomes a battleground, as small towns so easily do. Florence has tried to change the way things have always been done, and as a result, she has to take on not only the people who have made themselves important, but natural and even supernatural forces too. This is a story for anyone who knows that life has treated them with less than justice.

  • The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science

    Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and winner of the Royal Society Prize for Science Books, Richard Holmes's dazzling portrait of the age of great scientific discovery is a groundbreaking achievement. The book opens with Joseph Banks, botanist on Captain Cook's first Endeavour voyage, who stepped onto a Tahitian beach in 1769 fully expecting to have located Paradise. Back in Britain, the same Romantic revolution that had inspired Banks was spurring other great thinkers on to their own voyages of artistic and scientific discovery - astronomical, chemical, poetical, philosophical - that together made up the `age of wonder'. In this breathtaking group biography, Richard Holmes tells the stories of the period's celebrated innovators and their great scientific discoveries: from telescopic sight to the miner's lamp, and from the first balloon flight to African exploration.

  • Paddington at the Zoo

    A funny story about the irresistible, classic bear from Darkest Peru - soon to be a major movie star! When Paddington visits the zoo, he takes enough marmalade sandwiches with him to last all day. However, he is none too pleased when he realises how popular they are with the zoo's inhabitants!

  • The Sun Two-speed Crossword Book 3

    The third volume in this popular series of The Sun two-speed crossword books, featuring 80 two-in-one cryptic and coffee time crosswords from Britain's bestselling newspaper. The Sun is Britain's bestselling daily newspaper, with over 3.5 million copies sold every day. This makes The Sun Two-speed Crossword Britain's favourite daily crossword puzzle. The Sun Two-speed Crossword Book 3 is the latest collection of 80 puzzles, featuring cryptic and coffee time - or general-knowledge - clues for each. The twist is that both types of clue lead to the same solution. Clearly laid out with both sets of clues adjacent to the grid across a double-page spread, and all the solutions at the back of the book, The Sun Two Speed Crossword Book 3 will appeal to those wanting a fun and informative break from office or home chores, or a more stimulating intellectual challenge.

  • THE REAL WITCHES' HANDBOOK: a complete introduction to the craft

    Kate West explores the myths that surround witchcraft, its festivals, beliefs, practices, and folklore. She explains the responsibilities of becoming a witch, and provides all the magical and herbal spells you need - from charms to help you attract your ideal partner, to healing potions for natural beauty, to affirmations that will help you find empowerment.

  • Sabriel (Abhorsen Trilogy, Bk. 1)

    Who will guard the living when the dead arise? Sabriel is sent as a child across the Wall to the safety of a school in Ancelstierre. Away from magic; away from the Dead. After receiving a cryptic message from her father, 18-year-old Sabriel leaves her ordinary school and returns across the Wall into the Old Kingdom. Fraught with peril and deadly trickery, her journey takes her to a world filled with parasitical spirits, Mordicants, and Shadow Hands - for her father is none other than The Abhorson. His task is to lay the disturbed dead back to rest. This obliges him - and now Sabriel, who has taken on her father's title and duties - to slip over the border into the icy river of Death, sometimes battling the evil forces that lurk there, waiting for an opportunity to escape into the realm of the living. Desperate to find her father, and grimly determined to help save the Old Kingdom from destruction by the horrible forces of the evil undead, Sabriel endures almost impossible challenges whilst discovering her own supernatural abilities - and her destiny.

  • The Hungry Tide

    Rich, evocative saga set in Calcutta and the Bay of Bengal. Ghosh is the author of the much-acclaimed bestseller, "The Glass Palace" , which sold over 200,000 copies in the UK. "A distinctive voice, polished and profound" "TLS"

  • The Pale Horseman. Bernard Cornwell

    With his 'Grail Quest', 'Warlord' and 'Sharpe' series Bernard Cornwell has cemented his position as a virtuoso of historical fiction. 'The Pale Horseman' is a novel of heroic deeds, bloody battles and the struggle to unite Britain in the face of a common enemy.

  • Private Peaceful

    Heroism or cowardice? A stunning story of the First World War from a master storyteller.

    Told in the voice of a young soldier, the story follows 24 hours in his life at the front during WW1, and captures his memories as he looks back over his life. Full of stunningly researched detail and engrossing atmosphere, the book leads to a dramatic and moving conclusion.

    Both a love story and a deeply moving account of the horrors of the First World War, this book will reach everyone from 9 to 90.

  • Flashman (The Flashman Papers): From the Flashman Papers, 1839-42

    Coward, scoundrel, lover and cheat, but there is no better man to go into the jungle with. Join Flashman in his adventures as he survives fearful ordeals and outlandish perils across the four corners of the world. Can a man be all bad? When Harry Flashman's adventures as the reluctant secret agent in Afghanistan lead him to join the exclusive company of Lord Cardigan's Hussars and play a part in the disastrous Retreat from Kabul, it culminates in the rascal's finest - and most dishonest - turn.

  • Theatre Of The Mind

    Can we be conscious of our consciousness? What doesconsciousness feel like? Is it really a stream of steadily flowing thoughts,images and feelings, or something else altogether? What happens in those lapsesduring highway driving, in which you have no memory of the last 10 kilometres?How is it that most of what goes on in our brains is actually unconscious?And, in the end, do we even need our brain?

    Jay Ingram, renowned science broadcaster and bestselling author,takes us on his most challenging and controversial journey yet—a look at thestate of consciousness. Mixing science, philosophy, history and pop culture,Ingram transforms grey matter into a brilliantly hued, completely understandableexploration of what’s really going on in our conscious and unconscious minds.

  • The Lord of the Rings: Part Two: the Two Towers

    READ BY ROB INGLIS. The Two Towers is the second part of JRR Tolkien's epic masterpiece The Lord of the Rings. Frodo and the Companions of the Ring have been beset by danger during their quest to prevent the Ruling Ring from falling into the hands of the Dark Lord by destroying it in the Cracks of Doom. They have lost the wizard, Gandalf, in the battle with an evil spirit in the Mines of Moria; and at the Falls of Rauros, Boromir, seduced by the power of the Ring, tried to seize it by force. While Frodo and Sam made their escape the rest of the company were attacked by Orcs. Now they continue their journey alone down the great River Anduin - alone, that is, save for the mysterious creeping figure that follows wherever they go.

  • THE DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS: 1661

    The second volume of the complete Diary of Samuel Pepys in its most authoritative and acclaimed edition. This complete edition of the Diary of Samuel Pepys comprises eleven volumes - nine volumes of text and footnotes (with an introduction of 120 pages in Volume I), a tenth volume of commentary (The Companion) and an eleventh volume of Index. Each of the first eight volumes contains one whole calendar year of the diary, from January to December. The ninth volume runs from January 1668 to May 1669. The Diary was first published in abbreviated form in 1825. A succession of new editions, re-issues and selections, published in the Victorian era, made the Diary one of the best-known books, and Pepys one of the best-known figures, of English history. But in none of these versions - not even in the Wheatley, which for long stood as the standard edition - was there a reliable, still less a full text, and in none of them was there a commentary with any claim to completeness. This edition was in preparation for many years, and remains the first in which the entire Diary is printed and in which an attempt has been made at systematic comment on it. The primary aim of the principal editors was to see that the Diary was presented in a manner suitable to the historical and literary importance of its contents. At the same time they had in mind the interests of the wide public of English-speaking people to whom the diarist himself, rather than the importance of what he wrote, is what matters.

  • Vid Pers: 3 Laparo Hernio VD

    Practitioners and academics dealing with the Middle East can turn to the Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law for an instant source of information on the developments over an entire year in the region. The Yearbook covers Islamic and non-Islamic legal subjects, including the laws themselves, of some twenty Arab and other Islamic countries. The publication's practical features include: - articles on current topics, -country surveys reflecting important new legislation and amendments to existing legislation per country, - the text of a selection of documents and important court cases, - a Notes and News section, and - book reviews.

  • The Danakil Diary: Journeys Through Abyssinia, 1930-34

    The earliest and most influential expeditions of the man now considered to be the greatest living explorer.

    The Danakil Diary is the account of two journeys Thesiger made into the Danakil country in Abyssinia, now Ethiopia, in 1930-34 at the age of 24 - which, today, he still regards as the most dangerous he undertook.

    It was an extraordinary journey and a remarkable achievement. Thesiger succeeded in penetrating country that had wiped out two Italian expeditions and an Egyptian army before him, discovered what happened to the Awash River (one of the area's last geographical mysteries to be solved) and managed to survive amongst the Danakil tribesmen, to whom a man's status depended on the number of men he had killed and castrated.

    Besides giving early proof of Thesiger's descriptive genius - with his portrayal of the beautiful, savage landscapes, and their varied wildlife - The Danakil Diary reveals youthful evidence of his fierce motivation and uncompromising will, which are familiar hallmarks of his sixty years of travel among primitive peoples in some of the harshest and remotest areas of the world.

  • Matt Dawson: Nine Lives

    The most capped England rugby scrum-half of all time, a captain of his country, and a two-times British Lions tourist, Matt Dawson's career story is a colourful tale spiced with controversy, from club rugby at Northampton to England winning the Rugby World Cup in Australia. Now fully updated with England's first year as World Champions.

    The boy from Birkenhead learnt the game the hard way, working as a security guard and an advertising salesman in his formative years, in the days when rugby players found relief in an active and alcoholic social life. (Dawson: 'The drinking started on Saturday night, continued all Sunday and most nights until Thursday.')

    Despite the frequent visits to the operating theatre and the physio's table, hard graft for his club Northampton eventually heralded international recognition. Dawson talks about the influential, and occasional obstructive figures in his blossoming career: the likes of John Olver, Will Carling, Ian McGeechan and, more recently, Wayne Shelford, Kyran Bracken and Clive Woodward.

    In typically opinionated mode, he also reflects on the successes and failures of the England team and, famously, the Lions in Australia in 2001. After speaking out against punishing schedules, disenchanted players and lack of management support in a tour diary article, Dawson was almost sent home in disgrace. He revisits that bitterly disappointing period in his life and is still not afraid to point out where everything went wrong.

    Following England's Rugby World Cup 2003 success, Dawson provides a first-hand account of all the dressing room drama - including a troubled Jonny Wilkinson - and the memorable final itself, followed by the stunning reaction to this historic win back home. And in a new updated chapter for this paperback edition, he reveals how the World Champions have overcome the retirement of key players, reviews the 2004 Six Nations, and looks at his own future in the game.

  • Cycling in West Ireland (en anglais)

    This cycling guide to west Ireland contains on- and off-road routes, gradient diagrams, and accumulated mileages. It provides: an at-a-glance information box summarizing each tour; comprehensive information on places to visit and refreshment stops; a brief introduction to the area; and advice on preparing for a cycling trip. Twenty-five cycle tours, ranging from short rides suitable for all the family, to half- and full-day rides for more experienced cyclists, are provided. Stage-by-stage route directions and specially created colour mapping (approximate scale: 1.5 miles to 1 inch) are included.

  • The Grandmothers

    Four novellas by Doris Lessing, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, that once again show her to be unequalled in her ability to capture the truth of the human condition. The title story, 'The Grandmothers', is an astonishing tour de force, a shockingly intimate portrait of an unconventional extended family and the lengths to which they will go to find happiness and love. Written with a keen cinematic eye, the story is a ruthless dissection of the veneer of middle-class morality and convention. 'Victoria and the Staveneys', takes us through 20 years of the life of a young underprivileged black girl in London. A chance meeting introduces her to the Staveneys - a liberal white middle-class family - and, seduced, she falls pregnant by one of the sons. As her daughter grows up, Victoria feels her parental control diminishing as the attractions of the Staveneys' world exert themselves. An honest and often uncomfortable look at race relations in London over the past few decades, Lessing reaffirms her brilliance at demonstrating the effect of society on the individual. With these novellas, and 'The Reason for It' and 'A Love Child', Lessing proves once again that she is one of our most valuable and insightful living authors.

  • The Face Lift Massage: Rejuvenate Your Skin and Reduce Fine Lines and Wrinkles

    Find out how to give yourself a natural facelift with this fully illustrated guide to the art of face massage. Discover the revolutionary non-surgical techniques that slow down the ageing process, iron out wrinkles, tone tired skin and leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

    There are over 90 muscles in the face and a regular massage can keep them toned and youthful, helping to totally transform skin tone and condition.

    This practical book gives you all the information you need to start performing facial massage on yourself. Includes sequences to tone and smooth each area of your face, so you will discover how to: - smooth out tension - stimulate pressure points - use the 5-Step Face Lift - lessen forehead lines - reduce wrinkles round the mouth and eyes - work on 'jowls' and double chins - improve your overall complexion - stimulate your lymph glands and natural energy points, improving your energy and immunity and making you feel better all over.

    The book also explains the underlying muscle structure that keeps your face youthful, as well as how facial massage works to give your skin a better tone and a more 'lifted' feel.

    Also includes tips on how diet and skincare remedies can help keep your face beautiful.

  • The Martian Chronicles

    The strange and wonderful tale of man's experiences on Mars, filled with intense images and astonishing visions.The classic work that transformed Ray Bradbury into a household name. Written in the age of the atom when America and Europe optimisitcally viewed the discovery of life on Mars as inevitable, Bradbury's 1940s short stories of a brutal, stark and unforgiving martian landscape were as shocking and visionary as they were insightful. `The Martian Chronicles' tells the story of humanity's repeated attempts to colonize the red planet. The first men were few. Most succumbed to a disease they called the Great Loneliness when they saw their home planet dwindle to the size of a pin dot. Those few that survived found no welcome. The shape-changing Martians thought they were native lunatics and duly locked them up. More rockets arrived from Earth, piercing the hallucinations projected by the Martians. People brought their old prejudices with them - and their desires and fantasies, tainted dreams. These were soon inhabited by the strange native beings, with their caged flowers and birds of flame.

  • A Pocket Full of Rye (Miss Marple)

    A handful of grain is found in the pocket of a murdered businessman... Rex Fortescue, king of a financial empire, was sipping tea in his `counting house' when he suffered an agonising and sudden death. On later inspection, the pockets of the deceased were found to contain traces of cereals. Yet, it was the incident in the parlour which confirmed Jane Marple's suspicion that here she was looking at a case of crime by rhyme...

  • Collins Dictionary of Synonyms & Antonyms

    Whether you're writing a speech, a job application, or a love poem, Collins Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms is the ideal reference. Comprising over 150,000 alternatives and opposites, it also boasts an invaluable supplement, "Literally Speaking", designed to help you steer clear of cliches and embarrassing clangers. This handy paperback has been developed using Collins Word Web, an unparalleled and constantly updated 2.5-billion-word database of lexical data, so you can be sure you're up to speed with the very latest developments in language. Even writers of the best prose get stumped occasionally. So whenever you need a level of vocabulary above the ordinary, beyond the humdrum, ahead of the pedestrian, the Collins Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms provides all the help you require.

  • The Four Nations: A History of the United Kingdom

    The first single-volume history of the mutual relations between the constituent parts of the UK (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland), made topical by the recent devolution developments in Scotland and Wales. By comparison with the United States, the history of the United Kingdom as an undivided entity has been quite short. This book describes the history of each constituent part, their interaction, and the effect of external events. As soon as British history is seen as an integral part of world (especially European) history, the perspective alters drastically. Until 1803 France was optimistically assumed to be part of the realm. Less than a century elapsed between 1829, when the grant of a very restricted franchise to Catholics made the inclusion of Ireland more than a political fiction, to 1922, when the Irish Free State emerged. Scotland, with England the main constituent of the UK since 1707, has retained its own legal system, administration and established church (the Queen changes her religion each time she passes Berwick). Wales retains a distinctive culture and language, albeit one on an expensive life-support machine.

  • Goodbye Mog

    Share in fifty years of a really remarkable cat...

    Say goodbye to MOG in this incredibly moving and stunningly illustrated story from Judith Kerr, creator of The Tiger Who Came to Tea and the MOG series.

    Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Mog the Forgetful Cat with special anniversary editions of her much-loved adventures.

    Mog was tired. She was dead tired... Mog thought, 'I want to sleep for ever.' And so she did. But a little bit of her stayed awake to see what would happen next.

    Join the Thomas family as they say goodbye to their dear pet Mog, and get a new kitten. It could all be a disaster, but Mog is still there to help...

    A touching tribute to a character beloved for fifty years, Goodbye Mog is the perfect story for a gentle introduction to the subjects of grief and bereavement, with the one and only MOG herself.

    Mog the Forgetful Cat was first published fifty years ago, and Mog has been delighting children all over the world with her adventures ever since. These books are the perfect gifts for boys, girls and families everywhere.

  • Teacher's Resource 1

    The Teacher's Resources provide support where it is needed, as well as being designed to work alongside existing material. The Teacher's Resources: * Cover all the writing objectives of the Framework so you can 'dip in' and choose the areas that you need to develop * Provide plenty of opportunities for guided sessions * Give advice and examples for marking whole-piece work - to aid assessment across all writing types

  • Now Wait for Last Year

    Contacted by starmen of similar racial stock who have a greatly advanced, galactic society, a united Earth becomes their ally in a lengthy war with the Reegs, blue, six-limbed aliens with no vocal chords. This is the story of how Earth chose the wrong ally.

  • The Hobbit

    Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable and quiet life. His contentment is disturbed one day when the wizard, Gandalf, and the dwarves arrive to take him away on an adventure. Smaug certainly looked fast asleep, when Bilbo peeped once more from the entrance. He was just about to step out on to the floor when he caught a sudden thin ray of red from under the drooping lid of Smaug's left eye. He was only pretending to sleep! He was watching the tunnel entrance! Whisked from his comfortable hobbit-hole by Gandalf the wizard and a band of dwarves. Bilbo Baggins finds himself caught up in a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon...

  • Pocket Dictionary

    Based on the completely new and innovative Cobuild Gem dictionary, the second edition of the Collins Cobuild Pocket Dictionary is specifically designed to meet the needs of learners, making it the essential tool to build confidence in English. The second edition of the Collins Cobuild Pocket Dictionary includes clear and simple definitions in natural English, examples taken from the Bank of English for every meaning of every word and helpful usage notes. In addition, the use of colour and the attractive, user-friendly layout make the Cobuild Pocket dictionary extremely clear and easy to use for the learner.

  • Cycling in Somerset and Wiltshire (en anglais)

    The tours in this guide range from short rides suitable for all the family to half- and full-day rides suitable for more experienced cyclists. There are on- and off-road routes, gradient diagrams and mileages throughout each ride. At-a-glance information boxes summarize each tour. There is comprehensive information on places to visit along the way and refreshment stops, as well as a brief introduction to the area and advice on preparing for a cycling trip.

  • SIX ACTION SHOES

    As a specialist in creativity, Edward de Bono - whose instruction has been sought by corporations such as IBM, DuPont, and Ford, and by the governments of the US, Brazil, and Singapore - here identifies a simple "six shoes" approach to taking control of situations. The author lays out the events and actions associated with each of the six types of "shoes", and explains that while someone may naturally be better at responding in one particular mode - say taking emergency action ("orange gumboots") rather than accumulating information ("grey sneakers") - the truly successful person will master all six action modes and learn to tailor his or her actions to the situations at hand. The author has previously written "Lateral Thinking" and "Six Thinking Hats".

  • Index

    Complete integrated indices of History of Middle-earth volumes to complement new series. For the first time every index from each of the twelve volumes of The History Of Middle-earth has been published together in a single volume - to create a supreme index charting the writing of Tolkien's masterpieces The Lord of The Rings and The Silmarillion. This stunning work of reference complements the fascinating History of Middle-earth series, now repackaged to complement the distinctive and classic style of the `black cover' A-format paperbacks of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales.

  • Where on Earth?

    Where on Earth describes the journeys of significant explorers, revealing the lands they discovered and what they found there. Grid maps and grid references offer children an opportunity to find out for themselves where each explorer sailed.

    Lime/Band 11 books have longer sentence structures and a greater use of literary language.

    Text type - An information book.

    A colourful world map on pages 30 and 31 shows the routes the explorers took, providing lots of opportunities for speaking and listening, and work outside the reading session.

    Curriculum links - Geography: Where in the world is Barnaby Bear? Passport to the World.

    Fabulous Creatures - Are they Real? is another non-fiction title by Scoular Anderson at this level.

    This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery."

  • More Bedside Bridge

    This sequel to the "Bedside Book of Bridge" collects articles describing the challenges, downfalls and joys encountered in the game. Quizzes and games provide an extra challenge while tips from teachers and players worldwide should give the reader a better understanding of the game.

  • The Keys of Egypt: The Race to Read the Hieroglyphs

    A vivid and superbly written account of the unravelling of one of the great intellectual puzzles, set against the backdop of Europe in the Napoleonic era. When Napoleon invaded Egypt in 1798, his troops were astonished to discover ancient temples, tombs and statues, all covered with hieroglyphs - the last remnants of an unreadable script and a language lost in time. On their return Egyptomania spread rapidly and the quest to decipher hieroglyphs began in earnest. Jean-Francois Champollion was obsessed with ancient languages from a very young age, and once he heard of the unreadable ancient Egyptian text he had found the challenge to which he would dedicate his life: the decipherment of hieroglyphs. Despite poverty he made gradual progress, although he had to fight against jealous enemies, both professional and political, every step of the way - a dangerous task when in post-Revolutionary France a slip of the tongue could mean ruin, exile or even death. Failure threatened, as he was only one of many attempting to read the hieroglyphs, and his main rival, the English Thomas Young, claimed that decipherment was imminent, but Champollion refused to be distracted and finally, in 1822, he made the decisive breakthrough: he was the first person able to read the ancient Egyptian language in well over a thousand years.

  • The Spanish Holocaust

    Selected as the Sunday Times History Book of the Year for 2012, this is a meticulous work of scholarship from the foremost historian of 20th-century Spain.

    The culmination of more than a decade of research, The Spanish Holocaust seeks to reflect the intense horrors visited upon Spain during its ferocious civil war, the consequences of which still reverberate bitterly today.

    The brutal, murderous persecution of Spaniards between 1936 and 1945 is a truth that should have been told long ago. Paul Preston here offers the first comprehensive picture of what he terms the Spanish Holocaust : mass extra-judicial murder of some 200,000 victims, cursory military trials, torture, the systematic abuse of women and children, sweeping imprisonment, the horrors of exile. Those culpable for crimes committed on both sides of the Civil War are named; their victims identified.

    The Spanish Holocaust illuminates one of the darkest, least-known eras of modern European history.

  • Cabal

    A fabulous journey through the mind of the master of dark imaginative fiction, Clive Barker. The nightmare had begun.... Boone knew that there was no place on this earth for him now; no happiness here, not even with Lori. He would let Hell claim him, let Death take him there. But Death itself seemed to shrink from Boone. No wonder, if he had indeed been the monster who had shattered, violated and shredded so many others' lives. And Decker had shown him the proof - the hellish photographs where the last victims were forever stilled, splayed in the last obscene moment of their torture. Boone's only refuge now was Midian - that awful, legendary place in which gathered the half-dead, the Nightbreed...

  • From the Land of Green Ghosts: A Burmese Odyssey

    The astonishing story of a young man's upbringing in a remote tribal village in Burma and his journey from his strife-torn country to the tranquil quads of Cambridge. In lyrical prose, Pascal Khoo Thwe describes his childhood as a member of the Padaung hill tribe, where ancestor worship and communion with spirits blended with the tribe's recent conversion to Christianity. In the 1930s, Pascal's grandfather captured an Italian Jesuit, mistaking him for a giant or a wild beast; the Jesuit in turn converted the tribe. (The Padaung are famous for their 'giraffe women' - so-called because their necks are ritually elongated with ornamental copper rings. Pascal's grandmother had been exhibited in a touring circus in England as a 'freak'.) Pascal developed a love of the English language through listening to the Bbc World Service, and it was while working as a waiter in Mandalay to pay for his studies that he met the Cambridge don John Casey, who was to prove his saviour. The brutal military regime of Ne Win cracked down on 'dissidents' in the late 1980s. Pascal's girlfriend was raped and murdered by soldiers, and Pascal took to the jungle with a guerrilla army. How he was eventually rescued with Casey's help is a dramatic story, which ends with his admission to Cambridge to study his great love, English literature.

  • Last Stop Sunnyside

    This is Pat Capponi's world. No tourist on the mean streets ofToronto's once prosperous Parkdale neighbourhood, Capponi-a psychiatricsurvivor who has chronicled her experiences in several bestselling non-fictiontitles-has lived there. Now, in this compelling debut novel, Capponi turns herauthentic voice and imagination to a gripping murder mystery.

    Dana Leoni is Capponi's heroine, a traumatized woman who hasretreated from life to a rough rooming house. Surrounded by the marginalized andthe mad, she is devastated when one of her housemates turns up dead. When,despite the disappearance of another neighbourhood woman, the police reach adead end, Dana and her rag-tag posse of housemates-inspired by the novels ofJanet Evanovich-decide to go detective and take matters into their own hands.The result is a terrific mystery read, peopled with authentic characters andevocative in its gritty portrayal of a world few of us know. Infused withcompassion and wit, Last Stop Sunnyside marks the beginning of abound-for-bestseller series.

  • Wombat Goes Walkabout

    While looking for his mother, Wombat meets many animals that are not impressed with his talent for digging and thinking, but when a fire approaches, they change their minds.

  • Thorsons Way of - PSYCHIC PROTECTION [New edition]

    This is an exciting new introduction to the key techniques of psychic protection. It not only explores the history behind its use, and its intrinsic relationship with our natural environment, but includes practical, easy-to-use techniques.

    Psychic Protection explores the human need to open up consciousness and develop its unrealised potential against negative energies. This introductory guide combines practical, easy-to-use techniques, such as visualisations and flower essences, with actual case studies. It also explains:

    what psychic protection is and why everyone needs it

    psychic protection in everyday life

    psychic attachment and how to guard against psychic attack

  • Carte routière : USA West (en anglais)

    A detailed physical map of Western USA, extending from the Pacific coast to the Rocky Mountains and from the Canadian border in the north to the Mexican border and Baja California in the south. Useful features include detailed city maps of Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, Phoenix and Las Vegas, essential travel connections guide and distance chart. A comprehensive place name index to towns, villages and places of interest is presented on the reverse of the map.

  • A Witch Alone (Thirteen Moons to Master Natural Magic): Thirteen Moons to Master Natural Magic

    This book carries on the tradition of the solo village witch emphasizing white rather than black magic. It is a practical manual of instruction for those who choose the solo path of study and particularly stresses the importance of being in tune with nature. As there are approximately 13 moons each year - the book is divided into 13 parts. Each section is aimed at lasting from the new moon to the dark to make the student fully aware of the changing power in the tides of the sea and the tides of the self. The moon-long sections deal with a variety of taditional arts, skills and mental exercises which enables the aspiring witch to discover the inner world of magic inside him/herself.

  • The Summer Garden

    A novel tracing the enduring power of love and commitment against the forces of war and the equally dangerous forces of keeping the peace From the bestselling author of The Girl in Times Square, comes the magnificent conclusion to the saga that was set in motion when Tatiana fell in love with her Red Army officer, Alexander Belov, in wartime Leningrad in 1941. Tatiana and Alexander have since suffered the worst the twentieth century had to offer. After years of separation, they are miraculously reunited in America, the land of their dreams. They have a beautiful son, Anthony. They have proved to each other that their love is greater than the vast evil of the world. But though they are only in their twenties, in their hearts they are old, and they are strangers. In the climate of fear and mistrust of the Cold War, dark forces are at work in the US that threaten their life and their family. Can they be happy? Or will the ghosts of yesterday reach out to blight even the destiny of their firstborn son? Epic in scope, masterfully told, The Summer Garden is a novel of unique and devastating emotional power that spans two thirds of the twentieth century, and three continents.

  • Isaac Newton

    From one of the best writers on science, a remarkable portrait of Isaac Newton. The man who changed our understanding of the universe, of science, and of faith. Isaac Newton was the chief architect of the modern world. He answered the ancient philosophical riddles of light and motion; he effectively discovered gravity; he salvaged the terms `time', `space', `motion' and `place' from the haze of everyday language, standardized them and married them, each to the other, constructing an edifice that made knowledge a thing of substance: quantative and exact. Creation, Newton demonstrated, unfolds from simple rules, patterns iterated over unlimited distances. What Newton learned remains the essence of what we know. Newton's laws are our laws. When we speak of momentum, of forces and masses, we are seeing the world as Newtonians. When we seek mathematical laws for economic cycles and human behaviour, we stand on Newton's shoulders. Our very deeming the universe as solvable is his legacy. This was the achievement of a reclusive professor, recondite theologian and fervent alchemist. A man who feared the light of exposure, shrank from controversy and seldom published his work. In his daily life he emulated the complex secrecy in which he saw the riddles of the universe encoded. His vision of nature was of its time; he never purged occult, hidden, mystical qualities. But he pushed open a door that led to a new universe.

  • Carte routière : Brazil (en anglais)

    A detailed physical map with hillshading and layer colouring which shows the main transportation links and tourist features of Brazil. All of the country is covered, extending from the Atlantic coast to its borders with the Guayanas, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay. A transport links map and distance chart are included as is a comprehensive place name index on reverse of the sheet. There is a city map of Rio de Janeiro included.

  • Angels

    What are angels? William Blake maintains he saw one in Peckham, but few people have been blessed with such a revelation. This book looks at 28 paintings from medieval times onwards in the search for answers. The angels depicted include the glowing beings painted by Fra Angelico, as well as the innocent creatures depicted by Rossetti. Works by Leonardo, Botticelli, Grunewald and Bellini are also included. The accompanying narrative explains the paintings, and what each angel is doing, as well as providing biographical information on the painter. Some of the pictures are shown in their entirety, others in detail only.

  • The Healthy Thyroid: What You Can Do to Prevent and Alleviate Thyroid Imbalance

    What you can do to prevent and alleviate thyroid imbalance New edition Thyroid health is an increasingly common concern. This updated edition (formerly titled 'Thyroid Problems') is a clear and practical guide to symptoms, treatment options and self-help measures for those who have, or think they may have a thyroid related problem. Sales Handles: - It's estimated that 1 in 10 women have a thyroid imbalance**, but as symptoms are diverse the problem is often unresolved. This book shows how to identify a thyroid problem, relieve symptoms, and obtain treatment. The symptoms of a thyroid imbalance include Chronic Fatigue, Weight Gain, Mood Swings, as well as dried out skin and hair, changes in libido and menstrual problems. This new edition has been fully re-structured and includes a large amount of new material to reflect the needs of today's readers. Contains detailed information about natural health and complementary treatments to help relieve symptoms. Gives the low-down on thyroid hormone tests and other orthodox medical procedures that may be offered. Is an informative yet simple book that provides a 'patients-eye' view of thyroid imbalance so readers can better understand their doctors. Discusses the links between sub-clinical thyroid problems (the most common sort - that cause longterm problems but are hard to pin down) and other conditions such as depression, obesity.

  • Men are from Mars Women are from Venus

    The legendary relationships guide that mothers recommend to their daughters, friends give as gifts and brothers steal from their sisters, MEN ARE FROM MARS AND WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS is inarguably the definitive book on having a happy relationship. `A treasure', `a bible' and `an heirloom' are some of the words used to describe the book that has saved countless relationships and improved innumerable others. Now repackaged to relate to a new generation of readers, this phenomenal book continues to carry its legacy of understanding and trust into the world. Since its first publication, over a staggering 15 million copies of MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS have sold globally to single men and women looking for guidance on how to find the perfect partner, married couples seeking to strengthen their bond, and divorcees hoping to fathom where it all went wrong. Gray's insights into how to allow your other half to "pull away" like an elastic band, prevent your emotional baggage from polluting your current relationship, and translate the phrases of the opposite sex are as relevant now as when they were first published. With straightforward, honest writing from that precious male perspective, Gray unlocks the secrets hidden in your partner's words and actions to enable you both to reach true mutual understanding and a lifetime of love. Discover for yourself why thousands believe that MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS should be mandatory reading for everyone.

  • Lost Secrets of the Sacred Ark: Amazing Revelations of the Incredible Power of Gold

    New in paperback by Laurence Gardner, the bestselling author of Bloodline of the Holy Grail. From the tombs of pharaonic Egypt, to the laboratories of modern science, comes the extraordinary account of gravity defiance and teleportation in the ancient world, and amazing revelations about the past power and future significance of the sacred Ark.

    - The sacred Ark of the Covenant, created from a legendary substance, is the source of one of the deepest mysteries of the Western world. No reason is given in the Bible as to why the Ark of the Covenant was so richly contrived, and no explanation exists of its alleged awesome and deadly powers. - Laurence Gardner has accessed Rosicrucian archives in liaison with eminent nuclear physicists to reveal where the ark is, what it is, and how this lost secret of the distant past, has led to the phenomenal new science of space-time manipulation. - Gardner's controversial research reveals that the secret of the pharaohs' rite of passage to the Afterlife was due to an amazing magical substance, which was directly associated with the pyramids and the biblical Ark of the Covenant. - This substance, now known to be superconductive monatomic gold, became know as the Philosophers' Stone, while in today's corridors of quantum mechanics its attributes are classified as 'the most remarkable physical property in the universe'.

  • Cash: The Autobiography-

    This fascinating autobiography of the country music legend recounts the highs and lows, the struggles and hard-won triumphs of his remarkable life. The story takes us from Johnny Cash's childhood on an Arkansas cotton farm to his early years at Sun Records. We read of his life on the road and meetings with, and performances for, world leaders. There is also the darker side of his life: the years of addiction to amphetamines and pain killers, a suicide attempt and the spiritual awakening that pulled him through. He looks unsparingly at his turbulent past, but remains a man of honesty, humility and humour. His memoir reveals his friendships with Roy Orbison, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan and Billy Graham.

  • Crimson Petal And The White

    One of the most talked-about novels of the year, this international bestseller gives new meaning to the term "unputdownable." Reviewers and readers everywhere have been eagerly abandoning their everyday lives for days and even weeks on end, refusing to leave Michel Faber's vividly realized fictional world. They are captivated by Sugar, an enigmatic nineteen-year-old prostitute whose story begins in a hellish nineteenth-century London brothel. Struggling to lift her body and soul out of the gutter, Sugar claws her way up the social ladder to gain refuge in the wealthy family of her besotted lover, William Rackham, unwilling heir to a perfumery. Now in the popular Perennial format, The Crimson Petal and the White is a gripping tale, extraordinarily rich, intricate and intoxicating to the final page.

  • Resources and Assessment Pack B

    Written by a Chief Examiner, this "Resources and Assessment Pack" includes 128 pages to facilitate differentiation and photocopiable assessment activities on copymaster for each term. It is part of the "Auto Examen B" French language course. "Auto Examen B" contains fewer topics than A because of the shorter academic year. Written after the publication of specimen papers for the new GCSE, it completely covers the current syllabus. It is suitable for the revised National Curriculum, GCSE Grade or Standard Grade. It prepares students for exams by including practice examination questions, and includes Chief Examiners' advice on exam preparation and technique. Specific aspects include: role plays; describing and explaining; initiating and sustaining a conversation; expressing and justifying opinions; and narratives.

  • THE MASTER PLAN: Himmler's Scholars and the Holocaust

    Acclaimed science writer Heather Pringle uncovers the true story of the scientists and archaeologists Heinrich Himmler deployed to find proof for his theories of a prehistoric Aryan master race. What happens when science falls prey to a political agenda? Pre-history, according to Heinrich Himmler, must be re-written. Himmler, the chief of the SS and architect of the Nazi network of death camps, was obsessed with re-writing history. He was convinced that archaeologists had long ignored the great accomplishments of ancient Germanic peoples. Himmler believed that Germany's ancestors - the tall, blue-eyed, blond-haired Aryans - had evolved not in the savannahs of Africa with the rest of humanity, but in the icy barrens of the Arctic. There, refined and distilled by natural selection in a bitter land, they had become an invincible master race. But some 12,000 years ago, theorized Himmler, a natural cataclysm shook the earth, decimating the scattered Aryan colonies and now, only in select parts of the world - most notably northern Europe - did some true Aryan blood remain. Himmler's history was pure fiction, but his conviction was unshakable. In 1935 he founded the 'Ahnenerbe' - a research institute to manufacture archaeological evidence for political purposes - appointed himself president, and set about recruiting a bizarre mix of adventurers, mystics, careerists and reputable archaeologists to help write a new chapter in the ancient history of the Aryan race. Expeditions went sent out to Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Greenland and beyond, each backed by the power of the Third Reich to realize this bizarre scientific dream. `The Master Plan' is also an expose of the German scientists and scholars who allowed their research to be used to justify extermination - many of whom resumed their academic positions at war's end. Intensely compelling and comprehensively researched, `The Master Plan' is a story of delusion and excess; of scientific and political abuse on a global scale. It has all the energy of an adventure, but also the chilling truth of a terrifying episode in twentieth century history.

  • Yves Saint Laurent: A Biography

    An in-depth analysis of the business empire set up by Yves Saint Laurent's lover Pierre Berge and an insight into the life of a tragic 20th-century genius.

  • Nuffield-BP Business and Economics for GCSE Teacher's Resource Pack

    A practical resource to complement and extend the second edition of the coursebook. This pack enables easy connections with both the book and the award specifications by following the same, unit-by-unit, clear structure. A wealth of IT material is supplied on CD-Rom, including: Business simulations * Spreadsheet activities * Adaptable extension materials

  • Introduction to Sheep Farming

    Sheep farming has become more attractive in recent years because sheep demand little other than pasture. The sheep is one of the most economic animals for exploiting grass leys used as break crops in cereal farming, it requires less capital expenditure than other forms of livestock and does not need large quantities of expensive concentrates. This practical textbook provides all the basic information required by students of agriculture; it is also suitable for farmers who are interested in setting up in sheep production. Practical aspects of anatomy, physiology and nutrition are linked directly to husbandry. The book emphasizes the importance of flexibility and adapting systems to suit circumstances rather than imposing a rigid set of rules, and animal health is treated as an integral part of husbandry with emphasis on disease prevention.

  • The Darkest Hour (Warrior Cats)

    Step into the wild world of the Warrior Cats - wild cat excitement, epic battles and tribal rivalry! Myths and legends surround the four cat clans, in this thrilling feline fantasy adventure. The thrilling saga of battling cat clans concludes in the sixth book of this fantastic feline fantasy. ThunderClan's darkest hour is upon them, as Tigerstar's quest for power plunges all the Clans into the most terrible danger any cat has ever faced. Fireheart prepares to pit his wits against his arch-enemy, but the real danger he must face is even more terrible. The time has come for phrophecies to unfold and for heroes to rise...

  • Jane's Submarines

    The highly respected journalist and author, Robert Hutchinson, follows the development of the submarine as a weapon of war from its earliest designs in the 16th Century to the last vessels at sea today.Included are text, tables, illustrations and photographs of:The first submarinesWorld War I designsInter-war designs and disastersWorld War II operations’Cold War’ submarine design and operationsThe latest submarine designsSubmarine accidents through the years, including details on the Russian ‘Kursk’ that sank in 2000.Acclaimed naval artist Tony Gibbons has provided illustrations for many of the major ‘landmarks’ for designs from 1776 through to the present day.

  • Butterflies

    There are over 160,000 known species of butterflies and moths and over 5000 species in Europe, mostly small and inconspicuous moths. This guide presents an introduction to 240 of the most commonly found species within the British Isles and Europe.

  • Hardcore Troubadour: The Life and Near Death of Steve Earle

    If Steve Earle weren't a living, breathing person, he'd be a character in a blues song -- a raucous ballad about a gifted rebel who drank too much, lost most of his women in a blizzard of crack and cocaine addiction, and always came out on the wrong side of the law. Somewhere in the midst of all this, he also managed to weld rock to country, the Beatles to Springsteen, and bluegrass to punk, establishing himself among the most thoroughly original and politically astute musicians of his generation. Granted unrestricted access to Steve and his family and friends, Lauren St John has given us a sometimes shocking, often moving, and completely unvarnished biography of one of America's most talismanic sons.

  • Carlo Carretto: An Autobiography

    This "autobiography" of Carretto was compiled by his close friend and literary executor, Gian Carlo Sibilia. For 25 years Sibilia was entrusted with the editing of his writings. Sibilia records the experiences of Carretto's life from his writings and his own recollections. Carretto emerges as a spiritual giant of the 20th-century Church, committed to a path of holy poverty and prayer. Carlo Carretto was born in Alessandria, Piedmont, Italy, on April 2nd 1910. He was the third of six children, four of whom entered the religious life. Trained as a teacher, in 1945 he was summoned to Rome by Pope Pius XII to organize the National Association of Catholic Teachers. In 1946 he became president of Catholic Youth Action and later, of Catholic Action. He resigned in 1953 after yet another dispute with the Italian Right and joined the Little Brothers of Jesus in Algeria. He spent ten years in their community in the desert before returning to lead another community in Perugia, Italy. He built a thriving community until his death in 1988. Gian Carlo Sibilia is the prior of the Little Brothers and Little Sisters of the Communita Jesus Caritas and director of the spiritual magazine, "Famiglia Charles de Foucauld".

  • SAGITTARIUS WHORL: The Rampart Worlds: Book 3

    A gripping sf adventure from the acclaimed author of The Pliocene Exile series. Two hundred years into the future, the great corporations of Earth dominate all life in our Galaxy. But their endless pursuit of wealth and power has opened the door to a malevolent alien race, intent on engulfing the Commonwealth of Human Worlds. Rampart Starcorp has achieved an unprecedented David versus Goliath court victory against rivals Galapharma, making them the most powerful clan in the Commonwealth Worlds. Life should be good... But Helly still believes there's a dangerous lie hidden behind the Haluk ambassador's declaration of peace and friendship, and with Galapharma's insane boss, Alistair Drummond, missing presumed dead, Helly can continue his search for evidence of a planned invasion. The investigation leads him to Phlegethon, the sleaziest smuggler port in the universe, in search of information from the only man ever to return from the Haluk worlds alive. But the price of this crucial lead will be very high indeed. Discovering too late that no one is who they seem, and trusted friends may be deadly enemies, Helly finds himself alienated and on the run. With time running out, it appears there is nothing he can do to prevent the Haluk invasion of Earth. Sagittarius Whorl is an adrenalin-fuelled adventure full of high-speed thrills, intrigue and sharp-edged humour, which delivers an entertaining and compelling finale to the Rampart Worlds trilogy.

  • Bloodline

    One of Sidney Sheldon's most popular and bestselling titles, repackaged and reissued for a new generation of fans. The daughter of a rich and powerful father, Elizabeth Roffe is young, beautiful - and sole heir to a billion dollar fortune. Then tragedy strikes. Her father is killed in a freak accident and Elizabeth must take command of his mighty global empire, the pharmaceutical company Roffe and Sons. It makes Elizabeth the richest girl in the world. But someone, somewhere, is determined that she must die. From the backstreets of Istanbul to the upmarket offices of New York, Bloodline is a hypnotic tale of love and ambition, danger, intrigue and death.

  • Collins Gem Mushrooms: The Quick Way to Identify Mushrooms and Toadstools

    The ideal portable companion, the world-renowned Collins Gem series returns with a fresh new look and updated material.

  • Spiders

    A handy, pocket-sized guide to 220 of the world's spiders, Gem Spiders is the perfect introduction to these 'creepy-crawlies' There are approximately 35,000 known species of spider in the world, but it is estimated that the true number in existence could be nearer 70,000. They occur everwhere naturally and, because of their sharp bite and venom, they are one of the most successful groups of animal. Each entry includes: * A photograph of the spider and details of any distinguishing features which may help identification * Information on size, web, habitat, distribution range and the times of the year when it is most likely to be spotted * An icon shows the potency of each spider's venom Each species is sorted by family and illustrated with a symbol, enabling you to quickly find what you are looking for. There is a detailed introduction which covers aspects of spiders' natural history, their relatives, anatomy, the production and uses of silk. From the Goliath Tarantula to the patu digua, this photographic guide is the perfect introduction for those who want to learn about these fascinating creatures.

  • Runaway: Diary Of A Street Kid


    Even as a six-year-old child, Evelyn Lau already knew what she would be in life-a writer. She would spend countless hours in her room writing short stories and poems trying to avoid the suffocating reality surrounding her. At the age of fourteen, forbidden by her strict parents to "waste" any more of her time writing, Evelyn did the only thing she felt she could do-she ran away.

    For two years, Lau lived on the streets of Vancouver. For a while she embraced her new life, seduced by the sense of freedom and independence from the pressures of school and family. But like so many others before her, Lau soon fell into a dangerous spiral of drug addiction and prostitution. During her two harrowing years on the street, Lau's writing ambition never left her; almost obsessively, she kept a written record of her days on the street; this record is Runaway: Diary of a Street Kid.

    A bestselling memoir, Runaway is a story of survival: physical, emotional and psychological. It is at times tragic, sometimes infuriating, but always honest and inspired; Runaway makes no apologies and offers no solutions. It is a vivid and frightening portrait of a young girl's life on the street.

  • Peril's Gate

    Where there is light, there must always be shadow... The fourth volume in Janny Wurts's spectacular epic fantasy, now re-released with a striking new cover design along with the rest of the series.

    The curse that hangs over the Master of Shadow, Arithon, and Lord of Light, Lysaer, is drawing the two half-brothers ever closer towards direct conflict. For the Natural Balance to be maintained, the two must never fight. If they do, one is sure to perish and the Mistwraith will regain its evil power over their world.

    Even now, Lysaer - convinced of his own godhead and aided by the treacherous Koriani Sisterhood - is tracking Arithon the Masterbard through the snows and wastes of the winter-locked mountains and the Barrens of Daon Ramon. Arithon is tortured by the knowledge that for the sake of future generations he must not be killed, no matter the cost of others' lives now. Fighting valiantly to prevent unnecessary suffering, he strikes out on his own; but he is injured and failing fast.

    Meanwhile, the ancient Paravians are stirring, summoned by trespassers on their sacred domain; and the Fellowship of Seven are battling on many other fronts, as the Mistwraith's wards begin to break, and khadrim and free wraiths roam the land...

  • Cycling in Edinburg and South East Scotland (en anglais)

    Twenty-five cycle tours, ranging from short rides suitable for all the family, to half- and full-day rides for more experienced cyclists. Stage-by-stage route directions and specially created colour mapping. Mapping scale: 1.5 miles to 1 inch (approx.) * The tours cover Edinburgh, the Lothians and the Borders. * On- and off-road routes; gradient diagrams; accumulated mileages throughout each ride. * At-a-glance information box summarising each tour. * Comprehensive information on places to visit along the way and refreshment stops. * A brief introduction to the area; advice on preparing for a cycling trip. OTHER TITLES IN THE SERIES Cycling in Central Scotland Cycling in Cornwall & Devon Cycling in the Cotswolds Cycling in Cumbria & the Lake District Cycling in Dorset & Hampshire Cycling the South Downs Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales

  • A Century of Scottish People

    A new cover reprint of the second volume of T. C. Smout's magnificent - and indispensable - account of the Scottish people, from 1830-1950. 'Professor Smout's "History of the Scottish People 1560-1830" was hailed as a classic piece of social history. If you had time to read only one book on Scotland, this was it...Unfortunately, you now have to read two..."A Century of the Scottish People" is as satisfying and enlightening as its predecessor.' John Kenyon, Observer 'An admirable example of how academic history may yet be written for the general reader. It is deeply enjoyable, lively, packed with interesting detail, illuminating anecdote and pithy observation.' Allan Massie, The Times

  • THE QUEST FOR C: Mansfield Cumming and the Founding of the Secret Service

    A fascinating and unique history of the launch of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service through the unusual life of its founder, Mansfield Cumming. * Sir Mansfield Cumming, the founder of the British Secret Service and the original `C', has until now been a shadowy figure. For this authorised biography, the Secret Intelligence Service has released to Alan Judd, Cumming's voluminous diaries, which have never been seen outside the Service and will be put back into storage in perpetuity when Judd has used them. * The result is likely to be the most sensational biography of the season, and the definitive account of how MI5 and MI6 - the models for all subsequent secret services all over the world - were set up. * Cumming signed himself `C', was referred to as such in Whitehall and always used green ink, traditions maintained to this day. His life not only makes riveting reading but casts fascinating light on the development of the Secret Service and its influence on the twentieth century.

  • The Tenth Kingdom: Do You Believe in Magic?

    The novel of the BkyB and Hallmark co-venture `The 10th Kingdom' is a contemporary drama set in a fantasy world where magic and fairy tale characters come to life. This is an Alice in Wonderland for grown-ups and children alike, a witty and satirical reflection of contemporary society told as an epic tale of good versus evil. Follow the thrilling adventures of Virginia and Tony, a father and daughter from New York, who unwittingly find themselves in a parallel universe known as The Nine Kingdoms. Virginia and Tony join forces with a schizophrenic man-wolf, and Prince, a handsome golden retriever formally known as Prince Wendell, grandson of Snow White until his wicked stepmother turned him into a dog. The unlikely heroes then embark on an epic quest to save Prince from the evil Queen and restore him to the throne. This lavish $40 million 10 x 1 hour fantasy drama will be broadcast on Sky One in the UK from Sunday 16th April at 7pm and the next 9 Sunday's thereafter.

  • The Times Quick Crossword Book 7

    Give your memory a workout and hone your general knowledge with 80 definition-style puzzles from The Times2 section. Containing 80 definition-style puzzles all reflecting the T2's unique style, and encompassing a wide range of topics from geography, to literature, history and culture, this collection will test your word power and boost your general knowledge to boot. Compiled by the T2 Crossword Editor and taken from the T2 section of The Times, these quick accessible puzzles are utterly absorbing and addictive, yet concise enough to be completed on the move. With clues that are satisfyingly skilful and solutions helpfully provided at the back of the book, Times T2 Crossword Book 7 is guaranteed to entertain your brain. Previously published as The Times T2 Crossword book 7.

  • The Four - Handed Keyboard Crocodile Clavier

    The four-hand, four-pawed, four-clawed supplement to the beloved Crocodile collection EB 8516. Although it was no easy task for the editors to find simple and varied original pieces for piano four-hands from all historical periods, it was certainly worth the trouble!

  • A Dance With Dragons

    HBO's hit series A GAME OF THRONES is based on George R. R. Martin's internationally bestselling series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A DANCE WITH DRAGONS is the fifth volume in the series. The future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance. In the east, Daenerys, last scion of House Targaryen, her dragons grown to terrifying maturity, rules as queen of a city built on dust and death, beset by enemies. Now that her whereabouts are known many are seeking Daenerys and her dragons. Among them the dwarf, Tyrion Lannister, who has escaped King's Landing with a price on his head, wrongfully condemned to death for the murder of his nephew, King Joffrey. But not before killing his hated father, Lord Tywin. To the north lies the great Wall of ice and stone - a structure only as strong as those guarding it. Eddard Stark's bastard son Jon Snow has been elected the 998th Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, but he has enemies both in the Watch and beyond the Wall, where the wildling armies are massing for an assault. On all sides bitter conflicts are reigniting, played out by a grand cast of outlaws and priests, soldiers and skinchangers, nobles and slaves. The tides of destiny will inevitably lead to the greatest dance of all...

  • The Sedona Method - You key to lasting Happiness, Success, Peace and Emotional Well-being

    The fastest, easiest, and most powerful self-improvement technique available. The Sedona Method can allow you to effortlessly release limiting thoughts and feelings that have plagued you for years. After over 25 years of helping tens of thousands of people worldwide, this book offers the revolutionary Sedona technique in an easy-to-learn format, teaching you to reach your goals by letting go. The Sedona Method offers a simple yet highly effective way to eliminate the painful emotions and limiting thoughts that sabotage your success, happiness and well-being. Master the releasing process and learn how to achieve your goals, improve your relationships and experience the life you've always wanted. Modern personal development techniques, such as affirmations, positive thinking and NLP have focused on changing our thinking and reprogramming the mind. With such practical techniques and enlightening true stories, this book shows you how to manifest what you want, while being at ease with what you already have. With the Sedona Method you can: * Experience dramatic shifts in self-esteem and self-confidence that will improve your career, ignite passionate romances, create wealth, launch businesses and much more * Enjoy deep feelings of inner peace that bring more joy and happiness to everyday life * Discover boundless energy, radiant health and sound sleep * Experience freedom from long-standing emotional challenges such as fear and anxiety, anger issues, stress, depression and emotional traumas * Put an end, once and for all, to the struggle of quitting smoking, drinking, overeating and other impulsive, addictive, self-defeating behaviour

  • Kings & Queens

    A copiously illustrated guide to the monarchs of the British Isles and Ireland from pre-Saxon times to the present, complete with concise genealogical charts and details of key historical events.

    The book is divided into five sections, together with a Compendium at the end.

    Part One, presents information about Pre-Saxon rule, including details about ancient British chiefs, Roman rulers and the Roman Conquest. Part Two provides information about Scotland, Ireland and Wales, with sections on Robert I and the Wars of Independence, The Union of the Crowns, the Princes of Wales and the High Kingship of Ireland.
    Part Three discusses the Saxons, Normans and Plantagenets. Part Four gives details about the Tudors and Stuarts. Part Five presents an in-depth discussion of the houses from Hanover to Windsor.

    Parts Two to Five provide all the essential information you will need to know about Kings and Queens including details of birth, parents, accession to the throne, coronation, authority, personal status, death date and burial place for each monarch.

    In addition an overview is given for each reign outlining major events and personal tragedies, war, celebrations and conspiracies.

  • Trilobite!

    'In Richard Fortey's capable hands the humble grey trilobite has been transformed into the E.T. of the Lower Palaeozoic - a remarkable and fascinating book.' SIMON WINCHESTER Richard Fortey is one of Britain's leading popular scientists. Life: An Unauthorised Biography, was short-listed for the Rhone Poulenc prize and has been reprinted five times. In all he writes, Fortey displays extraordinary range, delight and descriptive gifts which make complicated scientific facts and concepts not only easy to understand but a delight to absorb. Trilobite! is an unashamedly trilobito-centric view of the world unravelling the history of the exotic, crustacean-like animals which dominated the seas for three hundred million years. These arthropods witnessed continents move, mountain chains elevated and eroded; they survived ice ages and volcanic eruptions, evolving and adapting exquisitely to their environment. They watched through their crystal eyes whilst life evolved. Their own evolution calibrated geological time itself. Structured like a detective story, this is a light, but highly informative account of the wonders of scientific discovery and an engaging, quirky and fascinating introduction to evolution.

  • Antarctica: Land of the Penguins

    The survival of the white continent's most famous inhabitants is the subject of this beautiful book. The beauty of Antarctic and the enchanting secrets of its penguin population is brought to life with a delightful series of photographs by the Big Cat Diaries team of Jonathan and Angela Scott.

    - White/Band 10 books have more complex sentences and figurative language.

    - Text type - A non-chronological report.

    - A poster on pages 30 and 31 advertises the highlights and attractions of the magical land of Antarctica, providing opportunities for speaking, listening and writing activities.

    - Curriculum links - Geography: Where in the world is Barnaby Bear? Passport to the World.

  • There Is a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem

    This radical new book from Wayne Dyer proposes that we hold the keys to solving any problems we face within us. He sets out basic principles and foundations we can understand and practice in order to access spiritual solutions to any problems we are experiencing. The book is in two sections. The first sets out the theory, the second enables you to put the wisdom into practice. Part 1. The theory: Everything in the Universe is nothing more than energy. Light and though, spiritual energy, vibrates very quickly. Physical energy, and problem areas, vibrate more slowly. When the highest/fastest frequencies of spirit are brought to the presence of lower/slower frequencies, they nullify and dissipate those things we call problems. We all have the ability to increase our energy and access the highest/fastest energies to eradicate problems in our lives. In carefully structured chapters, Wayne Dyer draws on both ancient wisdom and firsthand accounts, and shows how to: stop giving energy to things you don't believe in * keep your energy field uncontaminated * raise and maintain your spiritual energy. In the second part of the book, "Putting spiritual problem solving into action", Dyer shows how we can transform any negative energy into positive energy: hate into love * hurt into forgiveness * doubt into faith * despair into hope * sadness into joy

  • Paddington and the Marmalade Maze

    Mr Gruber takes Paddington on a visit to Hampton Court. As usual, Paddington manages to turn a perfectly normal outing into an adventure. Mr Gruber and Paddington are just about to be followed home by a crowd of eager tourists, when Paddington manages to lose them all in the maze. But, mysteriously, Paddington and Mr Gruber manage to escape from the maze unscathed.

  • Understanding Stepmothers

    ISOLATION, FRUSTRATION, REJECTION. Why is it so hard to be a stepmother?Inspired by her own experiences as a stepmother, existing research and arealization that many stepmothers out there are struggling, psychologistElizabeth Church answers this question and more in this "Bible forstepmothers" that has garnered much media attention.

    Moving beyond prescriptive, cookie-cutter how-to books, UnderstandingStepmothers is like an empathetic and informative session with a hundredwomen friends - all stepmothers, but with diverse expectations and experiences.

  • The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

    Agatha Christie's most daring crime mystery - an early and particularly brilliant outing of Hercule Poirot, `The Murder of Roger Ackroyd', with its legendary twist, changed the detective fiction genre for ever. Roger Ackroyd knew too much. He knew that the woman he loved had poisoned her brutal first husband. He suspected also that someone had been blackmailing her. Now, tragically, came the news that she had taken her own life with a drug overdose. But the evening post brought Roger one last fatal scrap of information. Unfortunately, before he could finish the letter, he was stabbed to death...

  • Thailand

    A revised edition of this popular map of Thailand that highlights the key tourist features and classified road network against a background of hillshading and attractive layer colouring. Scale 1:1 500 000; 1 cm to 15 km; 1 inch to 24 milesMAIN FEATURES Detailed physical map with attractive hillshading and layer colouring and showing key tourist sites, areas of natural beauty, local activity centres and main transport links. AREA OF COVERAGE All of Thailand extending from the Indian Ocean to its borders with Myanmar (Burma), Laos, Cambodia and Malaysia. INCLUDES Useful features include detailed city maps of Bangkok and Chiang Mai, large scale inset maps of the holiday islands of Koh Phuket and Koh Samui, essential travel connections guide and distance chart. Comprehensive place name index to towns, villages and places of interest on reverse of sheet. WHO THE PRODUCT IS AIMED AT The ideal map for the independent traveller for both planning and using on a trip. Also useful for home and business reference. OTHER PRODUCTS IN THE SERIES Indian Subcontinent Thailand Singapore & Malaysia China Japan

  • Stanley Kubrick

    The most complete account yet of one of the most original and stimulating film-makers of the post-war years: Paths of Glory, Dr Strangelove, Lolita, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Barry Lindon, Full Metal Jacket ... A biography of this pre-eminent cultural figure is long overdue. Few film-makers have managed to maintain their mystique over forty years; Kubrick succeeded by preparing his films for years, so that each distilled the essence of the zeitgeist. To the generation of the 1950s, he was one of the few directors to achieve, with Paths of Glory, the dignity and stature of the European cinema in an American film. To 1960s audiences, he's the man who made both Dr Strangelove, the ultimate anti-war movie, and the counter-culture classic 2001: A Space Odyssey. In the 1970s he created that archetypal hymn to urban violence, A Clockwork Orange. In the 1980s, he put Stephen King on screen in The Shining. In continental Europe especially, Kubrick is regarded as one of the handful of great living film-makers. Born in the Bronx in 1928 of Central European stock, Kubrick still lives in moody seclusion in Borehamwood, where he bought a house soon after moving to the UK in 1961.

  • ONE MAN'S BIBLE

    The new novel from the Nobel Prize-winning author of international bestseller `Soul Mountain'. `Unforgettable. "One Man's Bible" burns with a powerfully individualistic fire of intelligence and depth of feeling.' New York Times Moving between the nightmare of the Cultural Revolution and the tentative, limited liberties of the China of the 1990s, `One Man's Bible' weaves memories of a Beijing boyhood and amorous encounters in Hong Kong with a fictionalized account of Gao Xingjian's life under the communist regime - where a single sentence spoken ten years earlier can make one an enemy of the state. A fluid, elegant exploration of memory, This novel is a profound meditation on the essence of writing and exile, on the effects of political oppression on the human spirit - and on how that spirit can triumph.

  • The Divine Invasion

    Exiled for 2,000 years God must retake the Earth from the clutches of his nemesis using a man caught between life and death as His vessel. God is in exile. The only man who can help is clinically dead. Herb Asher, an audio engineer by trade, is in suspended animation following a car accident that appears to have taken his life. As he floats in cryonic suspension he awaits his new spleen and dreams back through the last six years of his life which reveal much of his bizarre journey and the battle with Belial, the force of evil that will stop at nothing to achieve its goal.

  • Sonate für Klavier A-Dur op. 101. Spielpartitur, Urtextausgabe

    Bestellnummer BA 11811; Schwierigkeitsgrad: Professionell

    Gleich mit drei gewichtigen Werken Beethovens setzt Barenreiter die Urtext-Edition seiner samtlichen Klaviersonaten fort. Sie spannen mit den vielgespielten Sonaten op. 2 Nr. 1, 2 und 3 einen Bogen vom reifen Fruhwerk, in dem Beethoven sich eigenstandig mit dem Erbe Mozarts und Haydns auseinandersetzt, uber die in seiner mittleren Schaffensperiode entstandene Pastorale, wie der Verleger der Originalausgabe die lyrische D-Dur-Sonate op. 28 apostrophierte, bis hin zur Sonate op. 101, die im Bereich der Klaviersonaten das esoterische Spatwerk einleitet und als erste seiner Sonaten mit dem Zusatz fur das Hammerklavier versehen ist.

    Der renommierte Beethoven-Spezialist Jonathan Del Mar zieht fur seine kritisch-praktischen Urtext-Editionen samtliche bekannten Quellen heran und wertet daruber hinaus verschiedene Abzuge der zu Beethovens Lebzeiten erschienenen Drucke aus. Die Ergebnisse dieser minutiosen Recherchearbeit erschliessen sich in einem sorgfaltig edierten Notentext auf dem neuesten Stand der Forschung und einem detailliert angelegten Kritischen Kommentar.

    Alle drei Hefte bestechen durch ein elegantes und lesefreundliches Notenbild, bei dem besonderer Wert auf optimale Wendestellen und die Berucksichtigung der musikalischen Bewegung gelegt wurde. Die kenntnisreichen Einleitungen zu Entstehung und Bedeutung der Werke werden erganzt durch wertvolle Hinweise zu Fragen der historischen Auffuhrungspraxis.

  • Kritisch-praktische Urtext-Editionen auf dem neuesten Stand der Forschung (BA 10859, BA 11814, BA 11811)
  • Kritischer Bericht (engl.)
  • Optimale Wendestellen
  • Wertvolle Hinweise zur historischen Auffuhrungspraxis (engl./dt.)
  • A Twist in the Tale

    A collection of 12 short stories with a twist in the ending from Jeffrey Archer, the author of Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less, Kane and Abel and the play, Beyond Reasonable Doubt.

  • David Beckham: My Side

    David Beckham's popularity transcends sport and cultural divides. This is his personal story of his career to date, for Manchester United, Real Madrid and England, and of his childhood, family and private life. With new chapters featuring David's first account of his debut season for Real and England's fortunes in Euro 2004. This is Beckham's fascinating life story in his own words. His complex relationship with United boss Alex Ferguson and how it was like playing alongside the likes of Cantona, Schmeichel and Keane. The England story, from being vilified by the nation before returning as the prodigal son and captain of his country. And his acrimonious falling-out with his manager and departure from Old Trafford in June 2003. Now from Beckham himself, we gain a vivid and eye-opening insight into the family man behind the famous footballer, the international model and fashion leader. He describes how he first met and then married ex-Spice girl Victoria Adams, and the upbringing of their two children Brooklyn and Romeo. How his family's every step is monitored by a posse of newshounds and paparazzi. Also, the influence of his parents, growing up as a shy youngster in the family home

  • THE GOLDBERG VARIATIONS

    From football hooligan to opera singer, from the Cockney Reds to Catullus, from a hectic household to tranquility of spirit, Mark Glanville has travelled many paths, been many people - this is his remarkable story. The story of Mark Glanville's journey from violently bullied Jewish boy (Goldberg is the real family name) at Pimlico comprehensive to Principal Bass with the Lisbon Opera via a period travelling the country as a member of the Cockney Reds, the notorious Manchester United-supporting hooligans. Throughout all these vastly opposed phases and worlds, Glanville's driving force is his search for self-knowledge. His home life is overshadowed by the larger-than-life character of his famous father and his extensive philandering, his mother's obsession with psychotherapy and hostile relationships with his siblings. He fights to defend his Jewishness at school, only to be told by his father that he has no right to call himself one. A bookish teenager Glanville is obsessed with jazz and opera but he spends his weekends with a group of hooligans who are unsure whether to accept him or beat him up because of his posh accent. Then reading Classics at Oxford (explaining his absence away to the Cockney Reds as a four-year prison sentence for manslaughter) he is simultaneously drawn to and repelled by the Oxbridge `society set'. The story of his struggle towards equilibrium, to learn from his own and his family's mistakes, and to find his own identity, eventually re-embracing Judaism and music, is both gripping and inspiring. An impressive new voice, Mark Glanville writes with refreshing honesty, humour and a complete lack of sentimentality. The utterly opposing aspects of his life make for a sometimes controversial but always fascinating read.

  • The Hobbit

    This deluxe slipcased edition of The Hobbit, printed and bound using superior materials including a silk ribbon marker, features the definitive text, plus Tolkien's paintings and drawings in full colour, and a special fold-out version of Thror's Map. Bilbo Baggins enjoys a quiet and contented life, with no desire to travel far from the comforts of home; then one day the wizard Gandalf and a band of dwarves arrive unexpectedly and enlist his services - as a burglar - on a dangerous expedition to raid the treasure-hoard of Smaug the dragon. Bilbo's life is never to be the same again. Seldom has any book been so widely read and loved as J.R.R. Tolkien's classic tale, The Hobbit. Since its first publication in 1937 it has remained in print to delight each new generation of readers all over the world, and its hero, Bilbo Baggins, has taken his place among the ranks of the immortals: Alice, Pooh, Toad...

  • Collins COBUILD English Language Dictionary

    This is a dictionary of English as it is normally used, written and presented in plain English. By presenting the patterns of spoken or plain English in a new format, it enables easier and earlier use of a monolingual dictionary. This dictionary is suitable for all learners of English from intermediate to advanced level. There are over 70,000 references and over 90,000 examples, taken from books, magazines and newspapers. The wordlist is up-to-date and gives detailed treatment to the most frequently used words in English. All senses are explained in clear, natural English, using carefully chosen vocabulary to ensure that each meaning can be easily understood. Each spelling of a word is given in full to ensure clarity and essential grammar is contained in the wording of each definition. Synonyms and antonyms are given, as well as guidance on pronunciation using the International Phonetic Alphabet.

  • There's No Place Like Space!

    "I'm the Cat in the Hat, and we're off to have fun. We'll visit the planets, the stars and the sun!" And so Dr. Seuss' famous Cat in the Hat whisks young readers off on a fun-filled tour of the solar system. This title and others form part of a series of books that takes an off-beat look at nature and natural sciences through a fun combination of Seussian rhymes and zany illustrations. Aimed at early readers - from four to seven year olds - the books are designed to bridge the gap between concept books written for preschoolers and more formal non fiction titles that require fluent reading skills. By presenting the facts in a lively and rhythmic manner, they provide the critical foundation upon which complex facts and ideas can eventually be built.

  • Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

    A 'retired career anorexic' examines herself and her, and our, culture in a masterpiece of confessional literature. At the age of four Marya Hornbacher looked in a mirror and decided she was fat. At nine, she was bulimic. At twelve, she was anorexic. By the time she was eighteen, she'd been hospitalized five times, once in the loony bin. Her doctors and her parents had given up on her; they were watching her die. But Marya decided to live. Four years on, now 22, here is her harrowing tale, powerfully told in a virtuoso mix of memoir, cultural criticism and psychological examination. Here is the amazingly articulate fury of a clever woman made stupid by her culture, who threw away her teenage years in a continuous cycle of bingeing and vomiting or just plain starvation. The first book to explore, from the inside, the intimate relationship between eating disorders and 1990s culture's historically unprecedented obsession with body, diet and gender; not a testimony to a miracle cure, but the story of one woman's travels to the darker side of reality, and her decision to find her way back, on her own terms. 'Hornbacher is articulate, clever, and has all the persuasive zeal of a convert, furious at the pressures that made her what she was. Paradoxically, her painful journey is also gripping and...dare one say it....entertaining in a way that no fiction could ever be. A compulsive read.' Publishing News; 'A gritty unflinching look at eating disorders written from the raw disintegrated centre of young pain with stark candour and power.' New York Times * The slimming industry is worth GBP1billion in GB alone * The UK has 3.5 million anorexics and bulimics

  • The Silmarillion

    This sumptuous, oversized hardback beautifully presents a revised and reset edition of The Silmarillion, illustrated by way of almost 50 full-colour paintings by celebrated Tolkien artist Ted Nasmith - designed to match and complement the illustrated Hobbit and Lord of The Rings. J R R Tolkien's SILMARILLION is the core work of the Middle-earth canon. It is in this dense and often neglected masterpiece that the entire cosmology for the background for THE HOBBIT and, particularly, THE LORD OF THE RINGS is documented. This revised and reset volume contains fabulous tales of heroes and monsters, and the history of the Elves and of the Silmarils - the magical jewels produced by the Children of Iluvatar, or Elves (humans being the Younger Children of Iluvatar); it tells of the creation of Middle-earth, and the coming of Men into the world; it chronicles the early battles between good and evil, forces of light and dark, which foreshadow the great conflict with Sauron, the Dark Lord, in LORD OF THE RINGS. These tales of Middle-earth were published posthumously in 1977. Tolkien worked on THE SILMARILLION all his life - long before THE HOBBIT or LORD OF THE RINGS - and his son and literary executor Christopher Tolkien edited the material he left behind into its current form. With the close collaboration of Christopher Tolkien, THE SILMARILLION has now been completely reset, using the Second Edition text, and redesigned and repackaged to complement the stunningly illustrated hardbacks of THE LORD OF THE RINGS and COMPLETE GUIDE TO MIDDLE-EARTH, providing the reader with a definitive text. Furthermore, acclaimed Tolkien artist Ted Nasmith has been commissioned to provide 28 breathtaking new paintings, making this new illustrated edition of THE SILMARILLION the most sumptuous and desirable ever published.

  • The Green Gables Detectives

    While roaming through the legendary house of Green Gables, Liz Austen and her friends see some eerie things. The adventure takes them from an ancient cemetery through a haunted church and into a deserted lighthouse on foggy Prince Edward Island. The Green Gables Detectives is a Liz Austen Mystery, part of Eric Wilson's Canadian puzzler series.

  • Nuffield-BP Business and Economics Teacher's Resource Pack

    This pack of active learning resources is designed specifically for use with the "Nuffield - BP Business and Economics for GCSE" textbook, but should also prove useful for all other GCSE courses in business studies or economics. The pack contains a wealth of classroom activities, most of them with associated photocopiable pages. There are four disks containing IT-based activities, also providing teachers with all the text of all the photocopiable elements which they can adapt to suit their particular needs. The activities have been arranged on a unit-by-unit basis, allowing teachers to make easy connections with the textbook and syllabus. Detailed teacher guidance is provided throughout, both for the course as a whole and for each activity. This guidance includes: a summary of key features; clear and simple instructions for software installation and use; a free telephone helpline, provided by HarperCollins Educational, giving advice on technical support for tecahers on all aspects of loading, using and understanding the disks.

  • Paddington in the Garden

    A hilarious story Paddington, the much-loved bear from Darkest Peru - now a major movie star! For Paddington, one of the nicest things about being a bear and living with the Brown family is being able to share their lovely garden. But gardens don't just happen, and the one at number thirty-two Windsor Gardens keeps the whole family busy, so Paddington is only too pleased to lend a paw when they give him a chance. He may not have 'green fingers', but the fact that paws and marmalade are never far apart leads to some unexpectedly colourful results during National Garden Week!

  • The Virgin's Lover

    A sumptuous historical novel set in the court of Elizabeth I, from Sunday Times No.1 bestseller Philippa Gregory, the author of The Other Boleyn Girl. Now I can be the queen that my mother intended me to be . . . the queen I was born to be. 1558. After years of waiting, Princess Elizabeth accedes to the throne of England. But the country is divided, the restoration of the Protestant faith ignites opposition from the church and beyond, and court remains a treacherous place. Many believe that Elizabeth must marry if she is to survive. For Robert Dudley, Elizabeth's ascension is a glorious new dawn, and he quickly positions himself as the young queen's favourite. Dudley is a man of powerful lineage; his father had been a kingmaker at the court of Henry VIII. But Dudley has many enemies, amongst them William Cecil, the queen's most trusted advisor. As powerful families vie for stakes in the emerging kingdom, Elizabeth must secure her own future.

  • GCSE Science

    The "Total Revision" series has been updated to reflect the changes to the GCSE exams in June 2003. The redesign incorporates features that should help students to revise effectively. Each title provides: content coverage for the GCSE specifications; short 20-minute revision sessions; "check yourself" questions to test understanding; "A* extra" information boxes for highlighting likely exam questions; and an exam practice chapter with guidance on exam technique.

  • Awakenings

    Known to many Christians for his work as a founder of the Centring Prayer movement, Thomas Keating stands in the tradition of Thomas Merton as an exponent of meditation and inter-religious dialogue. In this book he discusses the "awakenings" that spiritual growth can bring about.

  • Wizard of the Pigeons

    The fifth book in the Megan Lindholm (Robin Hobb) backlist. Seattle: a place as magical as the Emerald City. Subtle magic seeps through the cracks in the paving stones of the sprawling metropolis. But only the inhabitants who possess special gifts are open to the city's consciousness; finding portents in the graffiti, reading messages in the rubbish or listening to warnings in the skipping-rope chants of children. Wizard is bound to Seattle and her magic. His gift is the Knowing - a powerful enchantment allowing him to know the truth of things; to hear the life-stories of ancient mummies locked behind glass cabinets, to receive true fortunes from the carnival machines, to reveal to ordinary people the answers to their troubles and to safeguard the city's equilibrium. The magic has its price; Wizard must never have more than a dollar in his pocket, must remain celibate, and he must feed and protect the pigeons. But a threat to Seattle has begun to emerge in the portents. A malevolent force born of Wizard's forgotten past has returned to prey upon his power and taunt him with images of his obscure history; and he is the only wizard in Seattle who can face the evil and save the city, his friends and himself.

  • If I Ran the Circus: Yellow Back Book

    In this delightful tale, Morris McGurk dreams about staging the world's greatest show, packed with the most tremendous, stupendous acts ever seen, from the Spotted Atrocious - a beast most ferocious - to the Drum-Tummied Snumm from the country of Frumm. This delightful book forms part of the second stage in HarperCollins' major Dr. Seuss rebrand programme. With the relaunch of 10 more titles in August 2003, such all-time favourites as 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas!', 'Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?' and 'Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book' boast bright new covers that incorporate much-needed guidance on reading levels: Blue Back Books are for parents to share with young children, Green Back Books are for budding readers to tackle on their own, and Yellow Back Books are for older, more fluent readers to enjoy. 'If I Ran the Circus' belongs to the Yellow Back Book range.

  • United States 1776-1992

    A comprehensive text on American history from this series by teachers and examiners.

    Includes historical interpretations, document source questions, explanation of difficult words and concepts and a study skills section for exam preparation.

    1 Synoptic Assessment 1776-1992
    2 Political Background 1770-1877
    3 The West 1800-1900
    4 USA 1877-1919
    5 USA in 1920s
    6 USA in 1930s
    7 US Foreign Policy 1898-1945
    8 USA and Cold War in Europe 1945-91
    9 USA and Cold War in Asia 1945-1975
    10 Civil Rights 1900-1992
    11 US Domestic Policy 1945-69
    12 Nixon to Clinton

  • The Life and Crimes of Agatha Christie: A Biographical Companion to the Works of Agatha Christie

    A comprehensive and authorised biographical companion to the works of Agatha Christie covering books, films, TV and plays - revised and updated edition. Agatha Christie was the author of over 100 plays, short story collections and novels which have been translated into 103 languages; she is outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Many have tried to copy her but none has succeeded. Attempts to capture her personality on paper, to discover her motivations or the reasons for her popularity, have usually failed. Charles Osborne, a lifelong student of Agatha Christie, has approached this most private of persons above all through her books, and the result is a fascinating companion to her life and work. This `professional life' of Agatha Christie provides authoritative information on each book's provenance, on the work itself and on its contemporary critical reception set against the background of the major events in the author's life. Illustrated with many rare photographs, this comprehensive guide to the world of Agatha Christie has been fully updated to include details of all the publications, films and TV adaptations in the 25 years since her death.

  • Atlas routiers : Colour Street Atlas - Edinburgh (en anglais)

    This full colour atlas with street level detail covers a large area of Edinburgh. The main features include: an enlarged central area; clear full colour street map; four pages of route planning maps at 4 miles to 1 inch; and a full index to street names and places. The atlas covers motorways, classified roads and street network; main railway lines and stations; and car parks.The area of coverage extends from Queensferry in the west to include Tranent in the east, and from the Firth of Forth in the north to Penicuik in the south.

  • Independent Reading: Making it work

    Series of booklets that will save you time, offering you practical advice and suggestions in French German and Spanish.

  • GCSE Science 2005

    High GCSE grades are gained through a combination of good knowledge, good understanding and good exam technique. Exam Practice is all about exam technique and because it's written by the people who mark the exams, it really will help students improve their performance. The content of Exam Practice GCSE Science has been thoroughly updated to match the very latest GCSE exams and provides examples of exam questions across all the exam boards. With key skills highlighted, lots of questions to try and tips from top examiners, this book really will give students the confidence to do brilliantly! This new edition includes Tony Buzan's revolutionary Mind Maps which will help to make study and revision easier.

  • WEB OF LIFE

    Capra argues that at the end of the 20th century we are shifting away from the mechanistic world of Descartes and Newton to a holistic, ecological view. He establishes patterns between ideas from such diverse fields as Buddhism and quantum physics.

  • Italy: The Beautiful Cookbook

    Each title in this award-winning series offers an exquisite region-by-region taste tour filled with culinary specialties and surprises. Included in each large-form at volume are gorgeous food and landscape photographs.

  • Mog's Bad Thing

    Share in fifty years of a really remarkable cat... Mog is everyone's favourite family cat! Join her in this warm-hearted and funny escapade about the bad thing Mog does when her garden disappears... Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Mog the Forgetful Cat with special anniversary editions of her much-loved adventures. From the creator of The Tiger Who Came to Tea and Mog the Forgetful Cat comes a delightful family adventure about a really remarkable cat! When Mog's garden disappears under an enormous white flappy thing, she is very unhappy, and does a bad thing - in Mr Thomas's chair! But when the cat show takes place inside the white flappy thing, it's the perfect place for Mog to make her family proud... Mog the Forgetful Cat was first published fifty years ago, and Mog has been delighting children all over the world with her adventures ever since. These books are the perfect gifts for boys, girls and families everywhere!

  • Starter Teacher's Resource Book

    This Teacher's Resource features a variety of copymasters which extend and complement the skills covered in the Pupil Books, and are designed to suit the ability range of most classrooms. There are also group prediction stories, ideas for the development of speaking skills, and Assessment Masters designed to test progress.

  • The Physics of Star Trek

    An easy-to-understand introduction to the complexities of today's and tomorrow's physics. The author assess what is and what is not actually possible according to the laws of physics, among all the weird and wonderful things that Kirk, Spock and Scottie got up to in their parallel universe.

  • Paddington at the Palace

    New cover reissue of this funny picture book about Paddington, the beloved, classic bear from darkest Peru. When Mr Gruber takes Paddington to Buckingham Palace to watch the Changing of the Guard, there are so many people in the way he can't see a thing. Luckily, a mysterious someone `on high' appears to like small bears...

  • 36 Improvisations-Modelle Piano

    Dudelsack und Tarantella, Scarlatti und Satie, Violalse Musette und Tango: Improvisieren am Klavier - in 36 verschiedenen Stilen. Diese Sammlung bietet lebendiges, uberzeugendes und leicht in die Praxis umsetzbares Material fur das Improvisieren auf dem Klavier an. Sie leitet an, wie man sich in vielen verschiedenen Stilen musikalisch ausdrucken kann - allein, aber auch zu zweit: es gibt viele Hinweise fur das Vierhandigspiel! Alle in diesem Buch vereinten Anregungen entstammen der langjahrigen Unterrichtspraxis des Autors. Alle sind vielfach erprobt worden; Sie werden vielen Klavierspielerinnen und Klavierspielern neue, vielfaltige und originelle Wege zum Improvisieren aufzeigen.

  • HANNAH'S GIFT

    Transformative lessons in life learnt through a remarkable three-year-old girl's battle with cancer. From Hannah's story emerge five profound lessons - of truth, joy, faith, compassion and wonder - that have the power to change our lives.

    Every once in a while a book comes along that can change your life - a book so special, it is destined not just to be read but to be cherished, to be passed from one reader to another as a precious gift. Filled with wisdom and grace, tears and laughter, Hannah's Gift is one such book. Maria Housden shares the transformative lessons in living she received from her three-year-old daughter Hannah, who brought courage, honesty and joy to her struggle with cancer.

    During the last year of her short life, Hannah was fearless in the way she faced death - and irrepressibly joyful in the way she approached living. The little girl who wore her favourite red shoes into the operating theatre changed the life of everyone who came in contact with her. Now, in a book that preserves Hannah's indomitable spirit, Maria Housden offers the gift of her daughter's last year to all of us. In a lyrically told narrative, both moving and unforgettable, Housden recounts Hannah's battle with cancer in simple, straightforward language that transcends grief and fear to become a celebration.

    Hannah's Gift nourishes the soul with an ageless wisdom all the more invaluable for having come from someone so young. A remarkable story, remarkably told, it will bring comfort to anyone touched by loss and renewed faith in the power of love.

  • Collins Gem French Verb Tables

    The easy-to-use guide to the French language112 French verbs fully conjugatedFull treatment of regular and irregular verbsIndex of 2,000 common verbsUser friendly layout for instant access.

  • Electronic Products

    This book provides a context for designing electronic products in the real world. Ideal for students taking GCSE Electronic Products, it can also support GCSE Systems and Control Technology and GNVQ Engineering courses. This book contains: * Industrial examples from the real world including communications, hospitals, computer-controlled manufacturing and designing to show the relevance of pupils' work. * An introductory chapter which gives a practical framework for the rest of the book * Chapters dealing with modelling, circuit board production, testing and fault finding * A comprehensive reference section that provides detailed data and formulas for easy reference

  • Thora Hird's Book of Bygones

    Did you ever wonder what has happened to gas mantles and chimney pieces, or why people don't go 'courting' anymore? In her new book, Thora Hird takes us on a trip down memory lane to the world as it was before the Second World War. In her usual warm, chatty and anecdotal style, she reminds us of all those words, objects and expressions that have gone out of modern usage and illustrates them with a plethora of funny stories from her own early years. Thora looks back at domestic life, the theatre, going to church, growing up before the war, working in shops, and, never forgetting her true Morecambe roots, the hustle and bustle of the northern seaside town.

  • Daily Inspiration From The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

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    A gift of the Monk's daily insights in a new perpetual calendar.

    Based on the massively successful books of The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari collection, this new addition to the beloved series will become a must-have gift for over a million Robin Sharma fans. Each page of this thoughtful daily calendar book-which is never out of date-contains an unforgettable quotation from one of the series' bestsellers: The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari;Leadership Wisdom from the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari; Family Wisdom from the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari; Who Will Cry When You Die?; and Discover Your Destiny with the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari. It's a daily prescription of uplifting, practical wisdom for personal and professional success. Perfect for work, home and family life, Daily Inspiration from the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari is published in a handsome compact format, complete with ribbon marker and coloured endpapers. It's a beautiful and timeless gift of wisdom, for a loved one or for yourself.

  • The Long Exile: A True Story of Deception and Survival Amongst the Inuit of the Canadian Arctic

    A chilling true story of deception and survival set amidst the Inuit communities of the Canadian Arctic. In 1922 the Irish-American explorer Robert Flaherty made a film about the Canadian Arctic. 'Nanook of the North 'starred a mythical Eskimo hunter who lived in an igloo with his family in the peaceful Arctic wilderness. Nanook's story captured the world's imagination. The film was shown in Paris, Beijing and New York, and, for a while, Nanook's face beamed from packets of flour and ice-cream as far away as Australia and Scotland. In Malaysia, Nanook became a word meaning 'strong man'. Two years after the release of the film, the man who played Nanook -- the Inuit hunter Alakarialak -- starved to death on the Arctic ice. By this time, Robert Flaherty had quit the Arctic for good, leaving behind his bastard son, Joseph Flaherty, to grow up Eskimo. Thirty years later, in 1953, a young and inexperienced Irish-Canadian policeman, Ross Gibson, was asked by the Canadian government to draw up a list of Inuit who were to be experimentally resettled in the uninhabited polar Arctic and left to fend as best they could. Joseph Flaherty and his family were on that list. They were told they were going to an Arctic Eden of spring flowers and polar bears!

  • The age of Kali

    Featured in the pages of The Age of Kali are flashy Bombay drinks parties and violent village blood feuds as well as a group of vegetarian terrorists intent on destroying India's first Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet.

  • Family Wisdom From Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

    Richard Carlson, author of the worldwide bestseller Don't Sweat the Small Stuff says that Family Wisdom is "a wonderful book that will help you become a better parent as well as a happier person." This is Robin's most profound book yet, rich with truly life-changing ideas on balancing work and family, transforming your family culture and creating a life that fills your heart with joy, fulfillment and peace. This book will show you exactly how to unlock your child's highest abilities, deepen your relationships and leave a lasting legacy.

  • Putting the One Minute Manager to Work

    How to apply the key techniques learnt in One-Minute Manager. This is the companion to the original blockbuster bestseller which has transformed businesses around the world. This is the essential companion volume to The One Minute Manager, the international bestseller praised by top managers around the world. This book shows how the One Minute management techniques can be applied on a day-to-day basis to improve performance, productivity and profits. Their message is that there is no `quick fix'. The keys to successful management are conviction and consistency. Putting the One Minute Manager to Work is essential reading for all those who aspire to management, and to managing well.

  • The Daily Telegraph Everyday Law

    This is the second edition of a guide to the circumstances in which the law may touch the everyday life of the ordinary person. It includes chapters on setting up a home, children, work, tax, goods and services, neighbours, holidays, countryside and sports, motoring, accidents and death, and inheritance. Helpful advice on when it is better not to go to the law is included as well as practical directories of organizations to turn to for help in many situations.

  • Phylloxera: How Wine Was Saved for the World

    A historical investigation into the mysterious bug that wiped out the vineyards of France and Europe in the 1860s - and how one young botanist eventually 'saved wine for the world'.

    In the early 1860s, vines in the lower Rhone valley, and then around Bordeaux, inexplicably began to wither and die. Panic seized France, and Jules-Emile Planchon, a botanist from Montpellier, was sent to investigate. Magnifying glass in hand, he discovered the roots of a dying vine covered in microscopic yellow insects. The tiny aphid would be named Phylloxera vastatrix - 'the dry leaf devastator'. Where it had come from was utterly mysterious, but it advanced with the speed of an invading army. As the noblest vineyards of France came under biological siege, the world's greatest wine industry tottered on the brink of ruin. The grand owners fought the aphid with expensive insecticide, while peasant vignerons simply abandoned their ruined plots in despair. Within a few years the plague had spread across Europe, from Portugal to the Crimea.

    Planchon, aided by the American entomologist Charles Riley, discovered that the parasite had accidentally been imported from America. He believed that only the introduction of American vines, which appeared to have developed a resistance to the aphid, could save France's vineyards. His opponents maintained that this would merely assist the spread of the disease. Meanwhile, encouraged by the French government's offer of a prize of 300,000 gold francs for a remedy, increasingly bizarre suggestions flooded in, and many wine-growing regions came close to revolution as whole local economies were obliterated. Eventually Planchon and his supporters won the day, and phylloxera-resistant American vines were grafted onto European root-stock. Despite some setbacks - the first fruits of transplanted American vines were universally pronounced undrinkable - by 1914 all vines cultivated in France were hybrid Americans.

    Phylloxera is an entertaining, revealing and frequently astonishing account of one of the earliest and most successful applications of science to an ecological disaster.

  • Mad About the Mekong: Exploration and Empire in South East Asia

    The story of both a dramatic journey retracing the historic voyage of France's greatest 19th-century explorer up the mysterious Mekong river, and a portrait of the river and its peoples today. Any notion of sailing up the Mekong in homage to Francis Garnier has been unthinkable until now. From its delta in Vietnam up through Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Burma and on into China, the Mekong has been a no-go river, its turbulent waters fouled by ideological barriers as formidable as its natural obstacles. But recently the political obstacles have begun to be dismantled - river traffic is reviving. John Keay describes the world of the Mekong as it is today, rehabilitating a traumatised geography while recreating the thrilling and historic voyage of Garnier in 1866. The French expedition was intended to investigate the `back door' into China by outflanking the British and American conduits of commerce at Hong Kong and Shanghai. Two naval gunboats headed upriver into the green unknown, bearing crack troops, naturalists, geologists and artists. The two-year expedition's failures and successes, and the tragedy and acrimony that marked it, make riveting reading.

  • The Last Party

    'The loveliest - and certainly the most human - book about pop music I've ever read ... A delightful and humane soap opera, a real page-turner, full of rounded and entirely recognisable characters.'

    Jon Ronson, Daily Telegraph

    THE DEFINITIVE HISTORY OF BRITPOP - BLUR, OASIS, ELASTICA, SUEDE & TONY BLAIR

    Beginning in 1994 and closing in the first months of 1998, the UK passed through a cultural moment as distinct and as celebrated as any since the war. Founded on rock music, celebrity, boom-time economics and fleeting political optimism - this was 'Cool Britannia'. Records sold in their millions, a new celebrity elite emerged and Tony Blair's Labour Party found itself, at long last, returned to government.

    Drawing on interviews from all the major bands - including Oasis, Blur, Elastica and Suede - from music journalists, record executives and those close to government, The Last Party charts the rise and fall of the Britpop movement. John Harris was there; and in this gripping new book he argues that the high point of British music's cultural impact also signalled its effective demise - If rock stars were now friends of the government, then how could they continue to matter?

    Britpop in numbers:

    -There were an astonishing 2.6 million ticket applications for the Oasis gig at Knebworth in 1996. 1 in 24 of the British public wanted to see them play. In the end the band played to 250,000 fans across two nights with a guest list that ran to 7,000.

    -'Definitely, Maybe', Oasis's debut album, went straight to No 1, selling 100,000 copies in 4 days and outselling the Three Tenors in second place by a factor of 50%

    -On its first day in the shops Oasis's second album, 'What's The Story, Morning Glory', was selling at a rate of 2 copies a minute through HMV's London stores.

    - By 1997 Creation Records (which had been founded 12 years earlier with a bank loan of GBP1,000 by an ex-British Rail Clerk Alan McGee) announced a turnover of GBP36million thanks almost entirely to one band: Oasis.

  • Four Tales from Percy's Park

    Four adventures from everybody's favourite park keeper. There's always something happening in Percy's park! Here are four adventures of everybody's favourite park keeper and his animal friends. Featuring: The Secret Path The Rescue Party After the Storm One Snowy Night with music and sound effects.

  • Manual of The Warrior of Light

    A collection of inspirational thoughts and stories from bestselling author of The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho. A collection of insightful philosophical thoughts and stories, in which Paulo Coehlo offers inspiring answers to profound questions to delight spiritual seekers everywhere. It has proved to be a perfect gift-book in the few countries in which it has been published so far. This will be the first English translation. This book is a jewel for all of us who look for meaning in our daily lives as we struggle along the spiritual path. Within each of us is a Warrior of Light. Each of us capable of listening to the silence of the heart, of accepting failure without letting it get us down and of holding onto hope even in the face of weariness and depression. Values like love for all things, discipline, friendship and learning to listen to our own hearts are the arms with which this warrior confronts the battles we face in the name of personal growth and in the defence of the light. On every page there is an inspirational thought, which can be read as part of Paulo Coelho's whole philosophy or used form the basis of a daily meditation. The Manual of the Warrior of Light is a handbook that shows human beings how to live as spiritual beings in the material world.

  • Mog And The Granny

    Share in fifty years of a really remarkable cat... Mog is everyone's favourite family cat! Join her in this warm-hearted and funny escapade about what Mog does when her family goes on holiday, and leaves Mog behind... Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Mog the Forgetful Cat with special anniversary editions of her much-loved adventures. From the creator of The Tiger Who Came to Tea and Mog the Forgetful Cat comes a delightful family adventure about a really remarkable cat! When the Thomas family go on holiday, Mog stays with a Granny. It seems safe enough, until she meets Tibbles... Mog the Forgetful Cat was first published fifty years ago, and Mog has been delighting children all over the world with her adventures ever since. These books are the perfect gifts for boys, girls and families everywhere!

  • Looking for Trouble: Sas to Gulf Command-The Autobiography

    From his childhood, rebellion at school, the early death of his father and conflict with his step-father, on to his exploits in the army in Korea, Egypt, Malaya, Oman, Borneo, the Sudan, the Falklands, and the Gulf War, this book chronicles the SAS General's life.

  • The Namesake

    'The Namesake' is the story of a boy brought up Indian in America. 'When her grandmother learned of Ashima's pregnancy, she was particularly thrilled at the prospect of naming the family's first sahib. And so Ashima and Ashoke have agreed to put off the decision of what to name the baby until a letter comes...' For now, the label on his hospital cot reads simply BABY BOY GANGULI. But as time passes and still no letter arrives from India, American bureaucracy takes over and demands that 'baby boy Ganguli' be given a name. In a panic, his father decides to nickname him 'Gogol' - after his favourite writer. Brought up as an Indian in suburban America, Gogol Ganguli soon finds himself itching to cast off his awkward name, just as he longs to leave behind the inherited values of his Bengali parents. And so he sets off on his own path through life, a path strewn with conflicting loyalties, love and loss... Spanning three decades and crossing continents, Jhumpa Lahiri's much-anticipated first novel is a triumph of humane story-telling. Elegant, subtle and moving, 'The Namesake' is for everyone who loved the clarity, sympathy and grace of Lahiri's Pulitzer Prize-winning debut story collection, 'Interpreter of Maladies'.

  • Birds of South East Asia

    This field guide illustrates and describes every species of bird found in Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam - this includes males, females and juveniles. Featuring 1448 species, the text contains details of the kind of habitat the birds are found in, key identification features and notes on the songs and calls of each species. It also incorporates 112 colour plates which appear opposite their relevant text for quick and easy reference. Maps are included for each species so that any identification can be clarified further.

  • The Earth: An Intimate History

    The paperback of the Sunday Times bestseller that reveals how the earth became the shape it is today. This book will change the way you see the world - permanently. The face of the earth, criss-crossed by chains of mountains like the scars of old wounds, has changed constantly over billions of years. Its shape records a remote past of earthquakes, volcanos and continental drift, and the ongoing subtle shifts that bring our planet alive. Richard Fortey introduces us to the earth's distinct character, revealing the life that it leads when humans aren't watching. He follows the continual movement of seabeds, valleys, mountain ranges and ice caps and shows how everything - our culture, natural history, even the formation of our cities - has its roots in geology. In Richard Fortey's hands, geology becomes vital and exhilarating and unmistakably informs our lives in the most intimate way.

  • That Hideous Strength

    The third novel in the science-fiction trilogy by C.S. Lewis. This final story is set on Earth, and tells of a terrifying conspiracy against humanity. The story surrounds Mark and Jane Studdock, a newly married couple. Mark is a Sociologist who is enticed to join an organisation called N.I.C.E. which aims to control all human life. His wife, meanwhile, has bizarre prophetic dreams about a decapitated scientist, Alcasan. As Mark is drawn inextricably into the sinister organisation, he discovers the truth of his wife's dreams when he meets the literal head of Alcasan which is being kept alive by infusions of blood. Jane seeks help concerning her dreams at a community called St Anne's, where she meets their leader - Dr Ransom (the main character of the previous two titles in the trilogy). The story ends in a final spectacular scene at the N.I.C.E. headquarters where Merlin appears to confront the powers of Hell.

  • Origami

    A practical, highly illustrated guide to the ancient art of origami. Though highly illustrated, with step-by-step instructions, the Gem enables you to make a range of models.

    Collins Gem Origami outlines all the tools and skills necessary to making up to 200 models from the very simple to the complex.

    For each model there are illustrated, step-by-step diagrams to show you what to do along with a photograph of the finished result.

    With around 200 illustrations, this guide will give anyone the confidence to make some origami models.

  • Milena

    Margaret Buber-Neumann, a Prussian writer and journalist and Milena Jesenska, a Czech journalist and who was for two years Franz Kafka's lover, met in Ravensbruech concentration camp in 1940 and survived together for four terrible years. Although in part a biography of Milena, this book is in far larger part about a remarkable pact: if both survived the camp, the two would write a book together; if only one made it, she would tell their story. Three months before D Day, Milena Jesenska died. Thus it fell to Margarete Buber-Neumann to recount those years. This book was a best-seller in France and was awarded a prize for the best foreign book of the year.

  • Carte routière : Ireland, Touring Map (en anglais)

    7.5 miles to 1 inch 1:475,000. Full colour map with a special emphasis on places of tourist interest in addition to a detailed road network. Updated in 2002. MAIN FEATURES * Handy touring scale of 7.5 miles to 1 inch * Over 20 categories of tourist information * Full index to place names and places of interest * Shape of the landscape shown by attractive hillshading INCLUDES * All classified and most minor roads * Railway network and ferry routes * Viewpoints and sandy beaches AREA OF COVERAGE Whole of Ireland at 7.5 miles to 1 inch WHO THE PRODUCT IS AIMED AT Essential for the tourist or holiday maker who require a route planning map plus tourist features

  • In Forkbeard's Wake: Coasting Around Scandinavia

    Suffering from culture shock following his successful pilgrimage from Canterbury to Compostela, Ben Nimmo set out again to see if the people in other parts of Europe would be as friendly as those he had met while busking. Deciding that his legs were too tired to walk any further, that travel by train or bus would be too passive, that hitch-hiking was either too fast (if it worked), or too slow (if it didn't) and that any other form of transport would require training, he settled on sailing. With little experience beyond navigating dive boats in tropical waters, Ben set out to cross the North Sea to the Baltic. He found a boat - "Peregrino", the pilgrim, a beautiful ten-year-old vessel with a hull that gleamed like a mirror - and set out on his next adventure.Meeting divers, fishermen and archaeologists; getting rip-roaringly drunk with a Swedish dentist, who taught him some new Rugby songs; gate crashing a jazz festival; nearly drowning in a force ten gale and having his boat appropriated as a playschool for a dozen children under the age of ten, Ben proved that people are indeed the same across Europe.

  • Digital Photography Step by Step

    An introduction to digital photography aimed at the absolute beginner. This book will tell you everything you need to know in an easy-to-follow step-by-step format. The book takes you through the confusing world of resolution, bits and bytes, CCDs, pixellation and connectivity options for PC and MAC users and by Chapter Three you will be ready to start taking pictures, beginning with the basics like how to hold your camera, shutter speeds and techniques for working indoors and outside. Chapter Four delves into the digital darkroom, running through the wealth of software effects now available to the amateur. Masterclass secrets are divulged in Chapter Five and the book finishes with a closer look at the wide variety of options for output.

  • Wellington: The Iron Duke

    Richard Holmes, highly acclaimed military historian and broadcaster, tells the exhilarating story of Britain's greatest-ever soldier, the man who posed the most serious threat to Napoleon. The Duke of Wellington's remarkable life and extraordinary campaigns are recreated with Holmes' superb skill in this compelling book.

    Richard Holmes charts Wellington's stellar military career from India to Europe, and in the process, rediscovers the reasons Queen Victoria called him the greatest man the nineteenth century had produced. Combining his astute historical analysis with a semi-biographical examination of Wellington, Holmes artfully illustrates the rapid evolution in military and political thinking of the time.

    Wellington is a brilliant figure, idealistic in politics, cynical in love, a wit, a beau, a man of enormous courage often sickened by war. As Richard Holmes charts his progress from a shy, indolent boy to commander-in-chief of the allied forces, he also exposes the Iron Duke as a philanderer, and a man who sometimes despised the men that he led, and was not always in control of his soldiers. Particularly infamous is the bestial rampage of his men after the capture of Cuidad Rodgrigo and Badajoz.

    THE IRON DUKE is a beautifully produced book, complete with stunning illustrations and colour plates. Richard Holmes' TV series to accompany THE IRON DUKE will be lavishly constructed in four parts, and filmed on location in Britain, India, Spain, Portugal, France and Belgium.

  • The Sun Two-speed Crossword Book 2

    The second volume in this brand-new series of The Sun two-speed crossword books, featuring 80 two-in-one cryptic and coffee time crosswords from Britain's bestselling newspaper. The Sun is Britain's bestselling newspaper, with over 4 million copies sold every day. This makes The Sun Two-speed Crossword Britain's bestselling crossword puzzle. The Sun Two-speed Crossword Book 2 is the second collection of 80 puzzles, featuring cryptic and coffee time - or general-knowledge - clues for each. The twist is that both types of clue lead to the same solution. Clearly laid out with both sets of clues adjacent to the grid across a double-page spread, and all the solutions at the back of the book, The Sun Crossword Book 2 will appeal to those wanting a fun and informative break from office or home chores, or a more stimulating intellectual challenge.

  • Assassin's Apprentice

    In a faraway land in which the nobility are named for the virtues they embody, one young boy becomes a walking enigma. A cipher to be interpreted and used by the crafty, the wise and the wicked. Born on the wrong side of the sheets, Fitz, son of Chivalry, is a royal bastard.

  • Best Baby Names For Canadians

    What are the most popular first names in the NHL? In Quebec? In the far North? There are shelves of baby books out there, but none that takes a uniquely Canadian perspective. The Best Baby Names for Canadians offers an A to Z listing of more than 10,000 girls’ and boys’ names drawn from the comprehensive Collins database of names. Each entry features detailed origins, meanings, short-forms and pronunciations. Then, for true added value and interest, The Best Baby Names for Canadians features fun-to-read lists, resources, trivia and facts on what Canucks arecalling their kids.

    • The most popular names in Canada and in each province

    • You Say Brianna, I say Tianna: Canadian vs. American names

    • Your baby’s name and the stars

    • Endangered names and up-and-coming handles

    • Nicknames to know about

    • Names from the far North, Quebec and other distinctive regions of Canada

    • First names first: the names of 1,000 well-known Canadians

    • 2 minutes for name-calling: the most popular names of NHL players

    • Choosing a name: 25 real-life stories from Canadian parents and children

    From Aidan to Zoe, The Best Baby Names for Canadians will become the must-have baby name book for Canadian parents everywhere.

    Well-known Cancerians: Actors Dan Aykroyd, Genevieve Bujold and Pamela Anderson, and Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Abella were all born on Canada Day (July 1).

    When it comes to naming girls, Canadian parents choose T-names more often than Americans. Taryn, for example, is four times more popular in Canada than in the U.S.

    Canadian parents prefer boys’ names with Celtic origins more than Americans do. Liam is five times more popular in Canada than in the United States.

  • Hitler's Daughter

    An prizewinning novel for readers of 8 - 12, told through the voice of a contemporary child, as she weaves a story about a secret child of Hitler. The bombs were falling, the smoke was rising from the concentration camps, but all Hitler's daughter knew was lessons with Fraulein Gelber, the hedgehogs she rescued from the cold and infrequent visits from her beloved Duffi, her father. Was it just a story? Did Hitler's daughter really exist? If you were Hitler's daughter, would it all be your fault? Could you still love your own father if he had done what Hitler did? Mark, a contemporary child, starts to question his own beliefs as he listens to the story that Anna weaves. A wonderfully sensitive and gripping time-slip novel that will sit well with When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit; Number the Stars and Big Tom. Ww2 is a major historical topic studied in in Uk primary and secondary schools, but this novel also deals with questions children so often ask of the 'What if?' variety.

  • Cycling in South Downs (en anglais)

    Twenty-five cycle tours, ranging from short rides suitable for all the family, to half- and full-day rides for more experienced cyclists. Includes stage-by-stage route directions and maps at a scale of 1.5 miles to 1 inch (approx.).

  • Judge Sewall's Apology: The Salem Witch Trials and the Forming of an American Conscience

    The Salem witch hunt has entered our vocabulary as the very essence of injustice. Judge Samuel Sewall presided at these trials, passing harsh judgment on the condemned. But five years later, he publicly recanted his guilty verdicts and begged for forgiveness. This extraordinary act was a turning point not only for Sewall but also for America's nascent values and mores.

    In Judge Sewall's Apology, Richard Francis draws on the judge's own diaries, which enables us to see the early colonists not as grim ideologues, but as flesh-and-blood idealists, striving for a new society while coming to terms with the desires and imperfections of ordinary life. Through this unsung hero of the American conscience -- a Puritan, an antislavery agitator, a defender of Native American rights, and a Utopian theorist -- we are granted a fresh perspective on a familiar drama.

  • Big Fry: The Autobiography

    Barry Fry is one of the most colourful characters in English football. Currently at Peterborough, his journeyman career has taken him to Old Trafford, where as a player he was one of the original Busby Babes, through to football management at Barnet, Southend and Birmingham, among other clubs.

    Wherever he goes, 'Bazza' has a knack of making the headlines. His days as a youth apprentice for Manchester United saw plenty of action on the pitch as he came under the tutelage of Matt Busby - but even more off it as he joined the likes of George Best on 'a binge of birds, booze and betting'.

    He quickly gained the reputation of 'the has-been that never was'. Playing stints at Luton, Bedford and Stevenage failed to inspire a reckless Fry, and it wasn't long before injury forced him to hang up his boots. His first managerial role was at Dunstable, where Fry recalls with sharp humour how the chairman had suitcases full of currency in his office with hitmen protecting them.

    He followed this with spells at Maidstone and Barnet, - where he joined forces with the notorious Stan Flashman and proved his pedigree by gaining the club promotion into the League - and Southend, where he was responsible for bringing on a young Stan Collymore. It wasn't long before he was poached by Birmingham under owner and ex-pornographer David Sullevan and his glamorous sidekick, Karren Brady - about whom stories in the book will 'blow people's minds'.

    Whether it's tax evasion, fraud, transfer bribes or chicanery in the dressing room, Barry Fry has experienced it all as a player, manager and now club owner. He is ready to tell everything in his autobiography - 'Enough to make your eyes water'.

  • Sahib: The British Soldier in India 1750-1914

    From bestselling author of 'Tommy' and 'Redcoat', the rich history of the British soldier in India from Clive to the end of empire considered to be the jewel in Britain's imperial crown.

    'Sahib' is a broad and sweeping military history of the British soldier in India, but its focus, like that of Tommy and Redcoat before it, will be on the men who served in India and the women who followed them across that vast and dusty continent, bore their children, and, all too often, mopped their brows as they died.

    The book begins with the remarkable story of India's rise from commercial enclave to great Empire, from Clive's victory of Plassey, through the imperial wars of the 18th-century and the Afghan and Sikh Wars of the 1840s, through the bloody turmoil of the Mutiny, and the frontier campaigns at the century's end. With its focus on the experience of ordinary soldiers, 'Sahib' explains to us why soldiers of the Raj had joined the army, how they got to India and what they made of it when they arrived. The book examines Indian soldiering in peace and war, from Kipling's 'snoring barrack room' to storming parties assaulting mighty fortresses, cavalry swirling across open plains, and khaki columns inching their way between louring hills. Making full use of extensive and often neglected archive material in the India Office Library and National Army Museum, 'Sahib' will do for the British soldier in India - whether serving a local ruler, forming part of the Indian army, or soldiering with a British regiment - what 'Tommy' has done for the ordinary soldier in World War I.

  • Collins Dictionary of Quotations

    A revised and updated edition of this popular mid-price dictionary of quotations, which has been in print since 1983. With classic modern quotations ranging from Tony Blair on the `Hand of History' (`This is not a soundbite'), to Homer Simpson's advice on life: `Keep looking shocked and move slowly towards the cakes', and the cream of ancient wisdom from Euripedes to Shakespeare. Other sources include Clausewitz on war, Ken Dodd on Freud, William Blake on angels, Julie Burchill on sex ( `If what you want is cuddling, you should buy a puppy'.), Ian Rankin on life (`People talk about life as a river, but it's not like that at all, it's a series of punctuated moments'), Philip K. Dick on reality (`Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away'), and General Stanley Maude's 1917 address to the people of Baghdad: `O people of Baghdad, remember that for 26 generations you have suffered under strange tyrants, who have endeavoured to set one Arab house against another in order that they may profit by your dissensions. This policy is abhorrent to Great Britain and the Allies for there can be neither peace nor prosperity, where there is enmity and misgovernment'.

  • Teacher's Notes

    This "Teacher's Book" aims to provide support for the non-specialist and a wealth of teaching ideas, such as suggestions for games with the "Flashcards". It is aprt of the "French Plus+" language course. This course is specially designed for students working towards Level 3 of the National Curriculum at ages 14-16, who are unlikely to achieve a grade "G" at GCSE. It is particularly appropriate for resourcing the NEAB's Certificate of Achievement in French. It provides manageable units of work that are achievable and entirely self-standing. Set in a young adult context, the course aims to be non-patronising and should interest both genders.

  • Dear Olly

    A moving story of a brother, a sister and a swallow, and how all are in some way victims of the horrors of landmines.

    Olly's brother Matt wants to go and work with children who have been made orphans, through war, in Africa. He wants to be a clown and make them laugh. His mother and sister want him to stay in England and go to university.

    Hero, a swallow, has a journey to make too. He must fly to Africa for the winter to join all the other swallows. His journey is difficult and fraught with danger.

    Three separate stories are woven into one powerful and moving novel whose central theme not only exposes the horrors of war and of landmines, but also the endurance of the human spirit.

  • The Real Trial of Oscar Wilde: The First Uncensored Transcript of The Trial of Oscar Wilde vs. John Douglas (Marquess of Queensberry), 1895

    London's Central Criminal Court Sessions Papers for April 1895 were blunt, declaring that "the details of this case are unfit for publication." The case was Oscar Wilde's first trial, a libel action brought against the Marquess of Queensberry for publicly calling him a homosexual. What unfolded in the court was one of Victorian London's most infamous scandals: the great, doomed love affair between Wilde and Lord Alfred "Bosie" Douglas, the Marquess's son. When it became public, it cost Wilde everything.

    Merlin Holland, Wilde's grandson and a noted researcher and archivist, has discovered the original transcript of the trial that led to his grandfather's tragedy. Here for the first time is the true, uncensored record, free of the distortions and censorship of previous accounts.

    On 18 February 1895, Bosie's father delivered a note to the Albemarle Club addressed to "Oscar Wilde posing as a somdomite [sic]." With Bosie's encouragement, Wilde decided to sue the Marquess for libel. As soon as the trial opened, London's literary darling was at the center of the greatest scandal of his time.

    Wilde's fall from grace was swift: having lost this case, he was in turn prosecuted and later imprisoned. Bankrupted, he fled to Paris never to see his family again. Within five years he was dead, his health never having recovered from the years in Reading gaol.

    This remarkable book reveals Wilde on trial for his life, though he did not know it -- his confidence ebbing under the relentless cross-questioning, the wit for which he was so celebrated gradually deserting him under the remorseless scrutiny. The tragic climax falls when Wilde is betrayed by his own cleverness, unconsciously playing into the prosecutor's hands. With that his cause is lost.

  • The Trial

    In an extraordinary history of the criminal trial, Sadakat Kadri shows with wit, legal insight and a travel writer's eye for detail, how the irrationality of the past lives on in the legal systems of the present. A bold and brilliant debut from a prize-winning new writer. `The Trial' spans a vast distance in time, opening in the dread silence of the Egyptian Hall of the Dead and ending with the melodramas and hubbub of the 21st-century trial circus. Reconciliation and vengeance, secrecy and spectacle, superstition and reason all intertwine continually. The book crosses from the marbled courtrooms of Athens through the ordeal pits of Anglo-Saxon England, past the torture chambers of the Inquisition to the judicial theatres of 17th-century Salem, and from 1930s Moscow and post-war Nuremberg to the virtual courtrooms of modern Hollywood. Kadri shows throughout how the trial has always been concerned with doing more than guaranteeing fairness and holding human beings to account for their deliberate crimes. He recounts how insentient and irrational defendants from caterpillars to corpses were once summonsed to court, before being exiled for their failure to attend or sentenced to die again - and argues that the same urge to punish lives on in today's trials of children and the mentally ill. But although Justice's sword has always been double-edged - as ready to destroy a community's enemies as to defend its dreams of due process - the judicial contest also operates to enshrine some of the western world's most cherished values. The show trials of Stalin's Soviet Union were shams, but Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib are a reminder that a lack of a trial is equally unjust, and at a time when our constitutional landscape seems to be melting away, an appreciation of the criminal courtroom's history is more necessary than ever. As the Labour government launches an almost annual attempt to truncate trial by jury, and as authorities on both sides of the Atlantic are indefinitely detaining people in the name of an endless war on terror, `The Trial' could hardly be more timely.

  • Leadership and the One Minute Manager

    With a new foreword by Ken Blanchard Adapting One Minute Manager techniques to enable successful leadership to happen. Using different ways to motivate different kinds of people. Leadership and The One Minute Manager goes straight to the heart of management as it describes the effective, adaptive styles of Situational Leadership. In clear and simple terms it teaches how to become a flexible and successful leader, fitting your style to the needs of the individual and to the situation at hand, and using the One Minute Manager techniques to enhance the motivation of others.

  • Paddington: My Scrapbook

    Paddington Bear's Adventures have been treasured by readers for over 40 years. Now his Peruvian points of interest and whimsical misadventures have been recorded in a scrapbook format. Read all about Paddington's life and times in this full colour, interactive novelty scrapbook filled with flaps, fold outs and the occasional marmalade stain! This collection of Paddington's particulars, culled from the original novels and picture books, is chock-full of important memorabilia: snapshots of family and friends, newspaper clippings, and never-before revealed facts about the world's most delightful bear. This extra-special memoir will delight Paddington fans everywhere.

  • Where the Indus Is Young: Walking to Baltistan

    Dervla Murphy and her six-year-old daughter walked into the Karakorum mountains in the heart of the western Himalayas and along the perilous Indus Gorge. Accompanied by only a gallant polo pony, they endured conditions that tested their limits of ingenuity, fortitude and courage and, remarkably, with little loss of good humour. This is their story.

  • Cycling in Northumberland North East Great Britain (en anglais)

    The tours in this guide range from short rides suitable for all the family to half- and full-day rides suitable for more experienced cyclists. There are on- and off-road routes, gradient diagrams and mileages throughout each ride. At-a-glance information boxes summarize each tour. The tours in this guide range from short rides suitable for all the family to half- and full-day rides suitable for more experienced cyclists. There are on- and off-road routes, gradient diagrams and mileages throughout each ride. At-a-glance information boxes summarize each tour. There is comprehensive information on places to visit along the way and refreshment stops, as well as a brief introduction to the area and advice on preparing for a cycling trip.

  • Symphonie Nr. 9 d-Moll Op. 125 Orchestre

    Rezensionen, die die Beethoven-Ausgaben verschiedener Verlag vergleichen, betonen besonders die auffuhrungspraktischen Vorteile der Editionen von Clive Brown und Peter Hauschild, die beispielsweise in jeder Partitur mit einem ubersichtlichen Kritischen Bericht alle wesentlichen Informationen anbieten. Die Neuausgabe der 9. Symphonie wird auch ansonst dem Editionsprinzip ""Quellenkritik fur die Praxis"" in allen Belangen gerecht. Neben Quellenbewertung und Metronomisierung hinterfragt der Herausgeber vor allem die dynamischen Angaben, die von Beethoven und seinen Kopisten nachlassig notiert worden sind. Peter Hauschilds Vorworte zur Partitur und zum Klavierauszug des Chorfinales gewahren in konzentrierter Form faszinierende Blicke in Beethovens Werkstatt. Die Entstehungsgeschichte der Symphonie, die ausgehend vom Schlusssatz quasi ruckwarts komponiert wurde, wird dramaturgisch aufgerollt.

  • The Times Crossword Book 2

    Tease your mind. Test your wits. Entertain your brain. Wake up or wind down with this superb crossword collection complied by the Editor of The Times Crossword. The Times Crossword is the most famous crossword in the world. This new selection provides enthusiasts with 80 puzzles. The first Times Crossword was published on 1 February 1930 and over 21,000 different puzzles have appeared in the newspaper since then. It continues to baffle, infuriate, challenge and delight its devotees. Previously published as The Times Crossword book 2.

  • The English Civil War: A People's History

    This popular history of the English Civil War tells the story of the bloody conflict between Oliver Cromwell and Charles I from the perspectives of those involved.

    The compelling narrative draws on new sources such as letters, memoirs, ballads and plays to bring to life the Roundheads and Cavaliers, the foot soldiers, war widows and witchfinders of one of the most significant turning points in British history, culminating in Oliver Cromwell s triumph and the execution of Charles I.

    By blending the political and the personal, Diane Purkiss illuminates both the ideologies behind the English Civil War and the fears of those who fought in it; the men who were destroyed by the conflict and those, such as Oliver Cromwell, who were defined by it.

  • In the Lake of the Woods

    A remarkable novel from the National Book Award-winning author of `Going After Cacciato' and `The Things They Carried', which combines the power of the finest Vietnam fiction with the tension of a many-layered mystery. In a remote lakeside cabin deep in the Minnesota forests, Kathy Wade is comforting her husband John, an ambitious politician, after a devastating electoral defeat. Then one night she vanishes, and gradually the search for Kathy becomes a voyage into the darkest corners of John Wade's life, a life of deception and deceit - the life of a man able to escape everything but the chains of his darkest secret.

  • Coaching with Nlp: How To Be A Master Coach

    A practical guide to using NLP in business and life coaching from bestselling NLP expert Joseph O Connor. This book is suitable for both established coaches and for those who are being coached.

    Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is the psychology of excellence. It is based on the practical skills that are used by all good communicators to obtain excellent results. These skills are invaluable for personal and professional development.

    NLP provides most, if not all, of the skills necessary to become a full time coach or a manager who coaches. This book will help all those looking to have any level of involvement in coaching either as a coach or as the recipient of coaching. NLP enables the coaching process to be faster with fewer meetings, a great benefit in today s time-pressured industries.

    This book is one of the first to combine business and life coaching with NLP. It provides guidelines and skills for an improved all-round performance as a coach, along with the skills necessary to look after, organize and coach yourself. It provides a comprehensive guide to coaching that will meet the needs of all, no matter what their involvement in coaching.

  • An Apple A Day

    Eat salmon. It’s full of good omega-3 fats. Don’t eat salmon. It’s full of PCBs and mercury. Eat more veggies. They’re full of good antioxidants. Don’t eat more veggies. The pesticides will give you cancer.

    Forget your dinner jacket and put on your lab coat: you have to be a nutritional scientist these days before you sit down to eat—which is why we need Dr. Joe Schwarcz, the expert who’s famous for connecting chemistry to everyday life. In An Apple a Day, he’s taken his thorough knowledge of food chemistry, applied it to today’s top food fears, trends and questions, and leavened it with his trademark lighthearted approach. The result is both an entertaining revelation of the miracles of science happening in our bodies every time we bite into a morsel of food, and a telling exploration of the myths, claims and misconceptions surrounding our obsession with diets, nutrition and weight.

    Looking first at how food affects our health, Dr. Joe examines what’s in tomatoes, soy and broccoli that can keep us healthy and how the hundreds of compounds in a single food react when they hit our bodies. Then he investigates how we manipulate our food supply, delving into the science of food additives and what benefits we might realize from adding bacteria to certain foods. He clears up the confusion about contaminants, examining everything from pesticide residues, remnants of antibiotics, the dreaded trans fats and chemicals that may leach from cookware. And he takes a studied look at the science of calories and weighs in on popular diets.

    An Apple a Day is a must-read book for anyone who looks forward to digesting the truth about what we eat.

  • Billy

    The inside story of the one of the most successful British stand-up comedians, as told by the person best qualified to reveal all about the man behind the comic, his wife of over 20 years - Pamela Stephenson. Once in a lifetime, there strides upon the stage someone who can truly be called a legend. Such a person is the inimitable, timeless genius who is Billy Connolly. His effortlessly wicked whimsy has entranced, enthralled - and split the sides of - thousands upon thousands of adoring audiences. And when he isn't doing that...he's turning in award-winning performances on film and television. He's the man who needs no introduction, and yet he is the ultimate enigma. From a troubled and desperately poor childhood in the docklands of Glasgow he is now the intimate of household names the world over. How did this happen, who is the real Billy Connolly? Only one person can answer that question: his wife, Pamela Stephenson. Pamela's writing combines the very personal with a frank objectivity that makes for a compelling, moving and hugely entertaining biography. This is the real Billy Connolly. This genre-defining book is now re-released for a new generation of comedy fans, with a stunning package and a new Foreword from the author. Pamela's vision of Billy is as true now as it ever was - as groundbreaking, as moving and as laugh-out-loud funny - and here she brings the book fully into its context, as one of the most influential biographies ever written.

  • Palm Reading: Discover the Future in the Palm of Your Hand

    Collins Gem Palm Reading reveals the ancient art of palm reading. With easy-to-follow diagrams accompanying clear and concise text, this book lays bare the complexities of hand reading.

    The book provides an introduction to how to read palms so that a beginner will soon be able to uncover the hidden truths of the hand.

    It first examines the whole hand, analysing the variety of hand shapes, including the compatibility of different hand shapes and the influences of hand shape on health and careers.

    It then examines the fingers and thumb in detail. Palmists look at the shape of the fingers, their flexibility and their position in relation to one another and make predictions about an individual and their compatibility with others.

    This examination is followed by looking at the 'mounts' (the fleshy pads on the palm) and their predictive power and then studying the lines on the palm (an important aspect of palm reading but not the sole element, as suggests by popular myth).

    By pulling all these aspects of palm reading together this book will enable you to start drawing up predictions from studying palms. To help you the book is heavily illustrated with diagrams and photographs.

  • Bombs on Aunt Dainty

    Partly autobiographical, this is the second title in Judith Kerr's internationally acclaimed trilogy of books following the life of Anna through war-torn Germany, to London during the Blitz and her return to Berlin to discover the past...

  • Funny Fish

    A rhyming text about three funny fish and scary-looking big fish with very sharp teeth. Two of the funny fish are brightly coloured but vane, while the third funny fish is brown. The big fish comes along and eats the two brightly coloured fish, but the dull brown one is able to hide safely among the stones on the sea bed!

  • Teaching Resources 1

    These supporting teaching resources are photocopiable and completely differentiated, to help you raise standards while saving you time. * Delivers practical literacy skills for the English classroom * Full coverage of the English Framework - no add-ons necessary * Provides progression from KS2 without overlap * Offers a new emphasis on literacy in the familiar context of genre- or theme-based units * Structured to fit in with your school's scheme of work - you can dip into the course or follow it through * Includes starter sessions and long-term, medium-term and short-term plans * Assessment-focused: draws material together to focus on SATs preparation at the end of each year and book 3 contains a post-SATs units preparing students for GCSE work * Trialled with students, teachers and advisory teachers both in and out of pilot areas

  • HELP YOURSELF

    How you can find hope, courage and happiness The Inspiring Conclusion to Dave Pelzer's Life Story, which has been on the Sunday Times' bestseller list for 15 weeks and counting! This inspiring conclusion to Dave Pelzer's multi-million copy bestselling titles takes Dave's story up to the present and for the first time offers the invaluable life lessons he learned along the way. A Child Called It, The Lost Boy, A Man Named Dave and Help Yourself have all been on the non-fiction bestsellers since UK publication. There should be a huge audience for this book in paperback. Dave Pelzer's case of child abuse was one of the worst recorded cases in US history, yet he overcame his past to become the best he could be. Help Yourself weaves in stories from Pelzer's own experiences with the principles he has discovered on how to survive difficulty and embrace challenges as an opportunity for growth.

  • Where I Was From

    A memoir of land, family and perseverance from one of the most influential writers in America. In this moving and surprising book, Joan Didion reassesses parts of her life, her work, her history - and America's. Where I Was From, in Didion's words, "represents an exploration into my own confusions about the place and the way in which I grew up, misapprehensions and misunderstandings so much a part of who I became that I can still to this day confront them only obliquely." The book is a haunting narrative of how her own family moved west with the frontier from the birth of her great-great-great-great-great-grandmother in Virginia in 1766 to the death of her mother on the edge of the Pacific in 2001; of how the wagon-train stories of hardship and abandonment and endurance created a culture in which survival would seem the sole virtue. Didion examines how the folly and recklessness in the very grain of the California settlement led to the California we know today - a state mortgaged first to the railroad, then to the aerospace industry, and overwhelmingly to the federal government. Joan Didion's unerring sense of America and its spirit, her acute interpretation of its institutions and literature, and her incisive questioning of the stories it tells itself make this fiercely intelligent book a provocative and important tour de force from one of America's greatest writers.

  • Birds of South America

    This guide illustrates and describes almost every non-passerine species of bird in South America. Featuring 1273 species, it gives information on key identification features, habitat, and songs and calls. All plumages for each species are also illustrated.

  • Carte routière : China (en anglais)

    Best-selling World Travel, Continental, and Independent Travel Maps are easy-to-use references of favorite destinations around the globe. These detailed topographic maps clearly depict roads, railways, airports, towns and places of interest, making them a favorite among business travelers and vacationers alike.

  • If Tomorrow Comes

    The international bestseller from the master of suspense. A mafia conspiracy and one women against the world. Tracy Whitey is on top of the world. Young, beautiful, intelligent, she is about to marry into wealth and glamour - until, betrayed by her own innocence, she finds herself in prison, framed by a ruthless mafia gang and abandoned by the man she loves. Beaten and broken, but surviving with her dazzling ingenuity, Tracy emerges from her savage ordeal - determined to avenge those who have destroyed her life. Her thirst for revenge takes her from New Orleans to London, from Paris to Madrid and Amsterdam. Tracy is playing for the highest stakes in a deadly game. Only one man can challenge her - he's handsome, persuasive and every bit as daring. Only one man can stop her - an evil genius whose only hope of salvation is in Tracy's destruction...

  • The Heart and the Bottle

    Award-winning picture book star Oliver Jeffers explores themes of love and loss in this life-affirming and uplifting tale. Once there was a girl who was full of wonderment at how the world worked. She shared all her dreams and excitement with her father, who always had the answer to every question. That is until one day when his chair was empty, not to be filled again - how would the girl ever find meaning from her life again?

  • Milena

    An account of the friendship between two women who were political prisoners in Ravensbrueck concentration camp. It is a portrait of Milena Jesenska, whose stand against the Nazis made her a prisoner at the death camp in 1939. There she befriended Margarete Buber-Neumann, the author of this book. "Milena" is also a portrait of the long-vanished world of Vienna and Prague and of writers and artists like Franz Kafka, Hermann Broch, Willy Haas, Jaroslav Hasek and Carel Kapeck. Margarete Buber-Neumann now lives in Germany and is the author of eight other books.

  • The Best of Italy

    This wonderful series is the easiest way to sample some of the world's finest cuisines from the comfort of your own kitchen. Small in size, yet large in recipe selection, each volume offers a delicious range of dishes--from the simple to the imaginative.

  • GCSE D and T: Graphic Products

    The Collins "Total Revision" range incorporates features that help students to revise effectively. Short "revision sessions" should help maximize students' concentration. Bullet points with highlighted phrases should aid recall. "A* extra" information boxes should help to ensure that the brightest students attain the very top grade and "Question spotter" panels pinpoint the exam questions students are most likely to meet in their exam papers. Each title provides: complete content coverage for the new GCSE specifications; short 20 minute revision sessions; "Check yourself" questions to test understanding; and an exam practice chapter with detailed guidance on exam technique.

  • Pièces de clavecin für Cembalo (1713) (Premier livre). Spielpartitur, Urtextausgabe

    Bestellnummer BA 10844

    Der von Couperin uberwachte Originaldruck des ersten Bandes seiner Pieces de clavecin (1713) zeichnete sich durch eine aussergewohnlich hohe notengrafische Qualitat aus. Er enthielt genaueste Angaben zur Ausfuhrung, fur die Couperin eigene Symbole schuf. Durch die Wahrung wesentlicher Charakteristika des originalen Druckbilds - so zum Beispiel der Differenzierung von runden Halte- und gerade gezogenen Legatobogen - im modernen Notenstich der neuen Urtext-Edition wird dem heutigen Interpreten das spezielle Klangbild dieser Musik auf faszinierende Weise nahegebracht.

    Fur die Neuedition wertet der Herausgeber erstmals die von ihm zum Teil neu entdeckten Abzuge des Originaldrucks akribisch aus, deren Varianten im Kritischen Bericht ausfuhrlich dokumentiert werden. Dazu enthalt die Urtext-Edition abweichende Fassungen einiger Stucke sowie ein anonym uberliefertes Werk, das Couperin zugeschrieben werden kann. Ein detailliertes Vorwort, Hinweise zur historischen Auffuhrungspraxis und Faksimile-Abbildungen komplettieren diese fur jeden Liebhaber und Interpreten franzosischer Clavecinmusik unverzichtbare Ausgabe.

  • Erstmals Auswertung eines hochst umfangreichen Quellenbestands
  • Mit originalen Vortragszeichen Couperins und praktischen Wendestellen
  • Mit Hinweisen zur Auffuhrungspraxis, ausfuhrlichem Vorwort (frz./engl.) und Kritischem Bericht (engl.)
  • Schwierigkeitsgrad: Sehr schwer
  • Visitors' Map of Scotland

    This visitors' map of Scotland contains: a comprehensive section of colour-classified roads; ten categories of tourist information; ten National Tourist Routes with diagrams and descriptions; and town centre plans of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee.

  • The Beach

    A patterned picture book about a family outing to the beach. The children are delighted when they spot seagulls, an ice-cream van, sand and even what they believe to be the sea, but are they at the beach yet? Lisa Smith's illustrations capture the children's excitement as they wait impatiently for their journey to end.

    Red A/Band 2A books offer predictable text with familiar objects and actions, combined with simple story development.

    Text type - A story with predictable structure and patterned language.

    Pages 14 and 15 show a labelled beach scene, incorporating the key words from the text, and providing an opportunity to recount the text.

    This story is paired with a non-fiction book on the same theme: Shapes on the Seashore by Frances Ridley.

    This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery"

  • THE SUCCESS PRINCIPLES: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. Jack Canfield with Janet Switzer

    Jack Canfield reveals the simple set of rules for success that led him to become the multi-million copy bestselling author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, and shows how anyone can follow these principles to achieve their own dreams. * Greater levels of performance and achievement are attainable by anyone. This book offers the proven self-empowerment tools and time-tested performance strategies that are the basis for personal and professional success. * Jack Canfield has become the author of over 50 best-selling books by following these principles - here he reveals how they can help you to take on greater challenges, produce break-through results and achieve undreamed of success. * With the Ten-Step Action Plan you will learn how to: - Take responsibility for your life - Set goals and manage time - Invest in developing knowledge and core skills - Face up to what isn't working and stay motivated - Focus on your unique abilities - Transcend other people's limiting opinions and much more. * Decide what you want, believe you deserve it and practise the principles, and with these powerful new habits you can experience astonishing opportunities and extraordinary results in all aspects of your life, from your career to your relationships.

  • THE PERFECT MILE

    The inspirational story of three international runners attempting to achieve what no one had managed - to break the four-minute mile barrier. It was the ultimate test of endurance, and the human drama that unfolded is told here for the first time. In sport, running the four-minute mile was the elusive Holy Grail, considered by most to be beyond the limits of human endeavour. Then in late 1952, shortly after the Helsinki Olympics, three men set out to challenge the record books: Roger Bannister, the Oxford medical student, the great British hero who epitomised the ideal of the amateur athlete; John Landy, the tireless Australian, the romantic who trained night and day in search of perfection; and the American Wes Santee, son of a Kansas ranch hand, a natural runner and the quickest of the three ('I was just born to run fast'). Three men, each of contrasting character, competing thousands of miles apart, but all with the same valedictory goal. The Perfect Mile is the stirring account of their quest for sporting martyrdom, charting their journey through triumph and failure, culminating in the moment when Bannister broke the record in a monumental run at the Iffley Road cinder track in Oxford in May 1954. It was a feat that became one of the most celebrated in the history of British sport. Far from bringing an end to the rivalry, this watershed moment turned out to be merely the prelude to a final climactic battle three months later - the ultimate head-to-head between Bannister and Landy in what was dubbed `the mile of the century' at the Vancouver Empire Games. Bascomb provides a fascinating account of what happened and an invaluable insight into the motivations and characters of three amazing achievers.

  • Renegade's Magic : Soldier Son Bk 3

    Paperback edition of the final book in the trilogy, with the first 2 books reprinted in the same style as the recently repackaged }Farseer Trilogy{. 'Hobb is one of the great modern fantasy writers...' }The Times

  • Foundation Course

    A full colour textbook for design and technology at ages 11-14. It is designed to support design and technology from the perspective of resistant materials, systems and controls. It includes coverage of: designing; communicating design; working with resistant materials; manufacturing skills; electronic systems; pneumatic systems; structural systems; product design.

  • The Sentimental Agents in the Volyen Empire

    From Doris Lessing, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, the fifth and final instalment in the visionary novel cycle `Canopus in Argos: Archives'. `The Sentimental Agents ...' is set in the declining Volyen Empire as the empires of Sirius and Shammat compete to overwhelm it with rhetoric and false sentiment. The Canopean Empire deploys covert agents to help the Volyens resist. But one of these agents, Incent, succumbs to `Undulant Rhetoric', and Agent Klorathy must go to Volyen to help him see through the empty words that have beguiled him. Once more employing alien races to identify human failings, Lessing uses social and political satire to show how we misuse speech (and speeches) and delude ourselves with self-aggrandizing notions about the primacy of emotion. Her renowned insight into human behaviour goes hand in hand here with a vein of humour that sees her writing in the tradition of Voltaire and Swift.

  • Chronicles of the Covenant

    The acclaimed fantasy epic, together in one volume.

  • Symphonie Nr. 2 d-Dur Op. 43 Orchestre

    Dass die inzwischen meist gespielte Sibelius-Symphonie seinerzeit nach den ersten Auffuhrungen in Finnland kontroverse asthetische Reaktionen ausloste, erscheint heute kaum vorstellbar.

  • Sudden Change Of Heart

    In the blockbuster storytelling tradition that is Barbara Taylor Bradford's hallmark, here is an extraordinary novel about a remarkable young woman and the people whose lives she touches. At thirty-one Laura Valiant is a successful art historian who runs her own art advisory and acquisitions company. She and her husband Douglas Casson, a Wall Street lawyer, have a happy marriage marred only by the fact that they are still childless. But Laura's life changes radically in 1997, when her best friend from childhood, Claire Benson, tells her she is dying. Claire, who is divorced, begs Laura to become her daughter Natasha's guardian upon her death. Laura agrees and brings the fifteen-year-old girl to live with them in New York City after Claire dies. It is then that Laura's troubles begin - with Natasha, with the girl's father and grandmother, who suddenly reappear in her life, and with Douglas. Laura's love and trust in her husband are shaken when she discovers he has a secret life apart from her. But it is her problems which force her to examine her own life, and this sets her on a path that inevitably leads her to a series of shattering truths. These revelations give Laura the chance to start a whole new life which promises to give her the happiness and fulfilment she craves. From the streets of Paris and London to the art galleries and art auctions of New York, A Sudden Change of Heart takes the reader on an unforgettable journey where secrets, survival, love and redemption mesmerize the reader from the first page to the last. This is Barbara Taylor Bradford's fifteenth novel and it is told with the emotion and feeling readers have come to expect from one of the world's most beloved authors.

  • One Snowy Night

    Percy the park keeper always feeds the animals in the park where he lives. But one cold winter's night Percy discovers that his little friends need more than food, and he must think of a way to help them find a warm place to sleep for the night. Percy's hut is nice and warm, but he discovers that if you invite one animal in you'll have to invite them all in. With Percy's small hut--they are certainly going to be squashed!

  • The Honourable Company: A History of the English East India Company

    During 200 years the East India Company grew from a loose association of Elizabethan tradesmen into the grandest society of merchants in the universe. As a commercial enterprise it came to control half the world's trade and as a political entity it administered an embryonic empire. Without it there would have been no British India and no British Empire.

  • Shooting History

    The compelling autobiography of one of the great and most committed newsmen of our time: full, frank, and occasionally very funny, Jon Snow's memoirs are as revealing about the great and the not-so-good as about his own passionate involvement in the reporting of world affairs qualities as a journalist and as a human being -- his passion, warmth, intelligence, frankness and humour -- are widely recognised and evident for all to see most nights on television [Channel 4 News] and now in the pages of his first book. and delightfully records his life and times since becoming a journalist in the early 1970s. He reported widely on Cold War conflicts in Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Angola and Central America before becoming a resident correspondent in Washington D.C. in the 1980s, and has met and interviewed most of the world's leaders. the increasing world disorder came about following the fall of the Berlin Wall; how the West's constant search for an enemy has helped unhinge the world; and how and why the media have, in general, been less than helpful in drawing attention to key political and global developments.

  • Reaching Out: A Special Edition of the Spiritual Classic Including Beyond the Mirror

    Henri Nouwen, who died in 1996, was one of the most significant writers on spirituality of the late twentieth century. Reaching Out combines two of his most popular books in one volume. With a foreword of personal appreciation by the ever popular Father Gerard Hughes, this special edition will be treasured by the many admirers of Henri Nouwen. The main part of the book is Reaching Out which answers the question "What does it mean to live a life in the Spirit of Jesus Christ?" The second part is Glimpse Beyond the Mirror which is a very personal account of the author's spiritual life in the aftermath of a terrible accident.

  • THE ATKINS SHOPPING GUIDE

    The essential companion for every follower of the Atkins Diet, containing everything you need to know about stocking your kitchen cupboard with Atkins-friendly no-carb foods, while avoiding products devoid of nutrients. Divided into two user-friendly sections, the Atkins Shopping Guide is not only a handy reference source packed full of helpful information, but the listings section, which contains hundreds of basic foods and branded products, will make doing Atkins even easier! Taking you aisle by aisle through the supermarket, Atkins Shopping Guide is the indispensable companion for anyone on the diet. Whether you're just beginning or have spent months maintaining the diet, the guide highlights which foods to buy and which to avoid as you create your lifestyle around the Atkins Nutritional approach. Breaking down foods into groups you should eat regularly, in moderation, or avoid entirely in the market, it also indicates which meals to look for or avoid when eating out, enabling you to live a real life on the Atkins Nutritional lifestyle. Millions of people have discovered the benefits of weight loss, heart health and general well-being from the Atkins Nutritional Approach. Here is the book you need to stock up with the right foods and get your Atkins kitchen started.

  • Horse God Built

    Most of us know the legend of Secretariat, the tall, handsome chestnut racehorsewhose string of honours runs long and rich: the only two-year-old ever towin Horse of the Year, in 1972; winner in 1973 of the Triple Crown, his times inall three races still untouched; featured on the cover of Time, Newsweek andSports Illustrated; the only horse listed on ESPN’s top 50 athletes of the 20th century.His final race at Toronto’s Woodbine Racetrack is a touchstone memory forhorse lovers everywhere. Yet while Secretariat will forever be remembered, oneman who was pivotal to the great horse’s success has been all but forgotten—untilnow. In The Horse God Built, bestselling equestrian writer Lawrence Scanlan haswritten a tribute to an exceptional man that is also a backroads journey through acorner of the racing world seldom visited.

    As Secretariat’s groom, Edward“Shorty” Sweat had far more contact with the horse than anyone, and no one understoodhim better. Travelling through the American South, hanging about the tracksand the barns of thoroughbred racing, Scanlan reveals a skilled and much lovedblack man of the old South, who had a consuming fatherly passion and dedicationto “his” horse. We see the racing world through the eyes of a man who died in poverty,his standing-room-only funeral packed with friends and family—yet unattendedby the other principals in Secretariat’s life. We hear colourful backstretch anecdotesabout Eddie and Secretariat from coworkers, jockeys, trainers and owners, allcontributing not just to one man’s story, but to a portrait of a powerful bond betweenhuman and horse.

  • Snore!

    All is quiet on the farm. The animals are fast asleep. Until Dog starts to snore! One by one, the other animals try to stop him: Sheep says Boo! the piglets giggle and Cat even tries to sing. But Dog snores on until morning, when, fresh as a daisy, he wakes up ready for a new day. By then, the other animals are so tired, all they can do is SNORE!

    This is a re-issue in a larger format and with a new cover, of the successful paperback, SNORE! It is companion title to OWW!!, also by Michael Rosen. Both books tell simple stories of life in the farmyard for children just ready for their first picturebook. Michael Rosen easy-to-read stories and poems, full of fun and drama are agelessly popular with both the youngest children and their parents.

  • Dogs Who Came to Stay

    The touching story of a man who learned about love and death from his dogs. Autobiography with a heart. * The story: The poignant autobiographical story of a middle-aged bachelor whose life is changed when a pregnant stray dog arrives in his garden and teaches him about love and coming to terms with death. * Themes: relationships, coming to terms with death, the individual and society, people and the environment * Autobiography * Suitable for both boys and girls * KS3/KS4 (S1-S4)

  • Mobsters Gangsters & Men Of Honour

    MOBSTERS, GANGSTERS AND MEN OF HONOUR takes a sledgehammer to the walls of silence surrounding one of the most feared and glorified criminal organizations in the world. One of the few outsiders to ever gain access to the inner life of the Mafia, former RCMP analyst Pierre de Champlain not only describes the organization's unique processes for inducting new members and its lesser-known beliefs and practices, he also analyzes the seemingly contradictory schism between established rules and actual behaviour. This is the ultimate guide for true-crime enthusiasts, law enforcement agencies, students of criminology and anyone who is intrigued by the bonds of greed, loyalty and power at any cost.

  • The Diary of Samuel Pepys: 1667

    The eighth volume of the complete Diary of Samuel Pepys in its most authoritative and acclaimed edition. This complete edition of the Diary of Samuel Pepys comprises eleven volumes - nine volumes of text and footnotes (with an introduction of 120 pages in Volume I), a tenth volume of commentary (The Companion) and an eleventh volume of Index. Each of the first eight volumes contains one whole calendar year of the diary, from January to December. The ninth volume runs from January 1668 to May 1669. The Diary was first published in abbreviated form in 1825. A succession of new editions, re-issues and selections, published in the Victorian ear, made the diary one of the best-known books, and Pepys one of the best-known figures, of English history. But in none of these versions - not even in the Wheatley, which for long stood as the standard edition - was there a reliable, still less a full text, and in none of them was there a commentary with any claim to completeness. This edition was in preparation for many years, and remains the first in which the entire diary is printed and in which an attempt has been made at systematic comment on it. The primary aim of the principal editors was to see that the diary was presented in a manner suitable to the historical and literary importance of its contents. At the same time they had in mind the interests of the wide public of English-speaking people to whom the diarist himself, rather than the importance of what he wrote, is what matters.

  • The Devil That Danced on the Water: A Daughter's Memoir

    An intimate and moving portrait of a family combined with an account of the events which swept through Africa in the post-independence period. Aminatta Forna's intensely personal history is a passionate and vivid account of an African childhood - of an idyll that became a nightmare. As a child she witnessed the upheavals of post-colonial Africa, the bitterness of exile in Britain and the terrible consequences of her dissident father's stand against tyranny. Mohamed Forna, a man of unimpeachable integrity and great charisma, was a new star in the political firmament Sierra Leone as the country faced its future as a fledgling democracy. Always a political firebrand, he was one of the first black students to come to Britain after the war. In Aberdeen he stole the heart of Aminatta's mother, to the dismay of her Presbyterian parents, and returned with her to Sierra Leone. But the new ways of Western parliamentary democracy were tearing old Africa apart, giving rise only to dictatorships and corruption of hitherto undreamed-of magnitude. It was not long before Aminatta's father languished in jail as a prisoner of conscience, and there was worse to come. Aminatta's search for the truth that shaped both her childhood and the nation's destiny begins among the country's elite and takes her into the heart of rebel territory. Determined to break the silence surrounding her father's fate, she ultimately uncovered a conspiracy that penetrated the highest reaches of government and forced the nation's politicians and judiciary to confront their guilt.

  • THE HOMEWARD BOUNDERS

    "You are now a discard. We have no further use for you in play. You are free to walk the Bounds, but it will be against the rules for you to enter play in any world. If you succeed in returning Home, then you may enter play again in the normal manner." When Jamie unwittingly discovers the scary, dark-cloaked Them playing games with human's lives, he is cast out to the boundaries of the worlds. Only then does he discover that there are a vast number of parallel worlds, all linked by the bounds, and these sinister creatures are using them all as a massive gamesboard. Clinging to Their promise that if he can get Home he is free, he becomes the unwilling Random Factor in an endless game of chance. Irresistible Diana Wynne Jones fantasy adventure, featuring an insect-loving shapeshifter, an apprentice demon hunter and a whole host of exotic characters clinging to the hope that one day they will return Home.

  • The Speckled People

    The childhood world of Hugo Hamilton is a confused place. His father, a brutal Irish nationalist, demands his children speak Gaelic at home whilst his mother, a softly spoken German emigrant who escaped Nazi Germany at the beginning of the war, encourages them to speak German. All Hugo wants to do is speak English. English is, after all, what the other children in Dublin speak. English is what they use when they hunt down Hugo (or Eichmann as they dub him) in the streets of Dublin, and English is what they use when they bring him to trial and execute him at a mock seaside court. Out of this fear and confusion Hugo tries to build a balanced view of the world, to turn the twisted logic of what he is told into truth. It is a journey that ends in liberation but not before this little boy has uncovered the dark and long-buried secrets that lie at the bottom of his parents' wardrobe.

  • Weird Creatures Encyclopedia

    This is the ultimate guide to weird creatures, describing the wonderful lifeforms that can be found lurking the the shadows of our world somewhere between rumour and accepted reality.

    Here are the facts as we know them on everyTHING and everyBODY that mankind has encountered in fact and fiction - and in those strange dark places in between! This is the ultimate guide to weird creatures. From changelings to werewolves, from ice parasites to yetis via Nessie and the African Congo Dinosaur. And when you've experienced it all. When you think you are ready to go monster hunting, you can take the E.A.T. (The Earth Aptitude Test.) The answers are at the end, but no sneaking a look. You can fool yourself, but you can't fool a Tibetan Thought Form...

  • Effective Use of a Bilingual Dictionary (Collins Tips for Busy Language Teachers)

    Series of booklets that will save you time, offering you practical advice and suggestions in French German and Spanish.

  • TOO SOON TO PANIC

    The long-awaited sequel to the bestselling classic memoir, A Handful of Summers. Gordon Forbes played for the South African Davis Cup team in the 50s and early 60s and returned to the circuit as a writer and observer. In 'Too Soon to Panic' he takes the readers behind the scenes at the big tournaments - Wimbledon, Roland Garros and Flushing Meadows; Germany, Spain and Italy - and introduces them to many of tennis's most extraordinary and dynamic characters, including Mark McCormack, Rod Laver, Jim Courier and Andre Agassi. Crammed with riotously funny anecdotes and vivid evocations of the innocence and camaraderie of the game in Forbes's day - when tennis as still a gentlemanly, amateur and often rather ramshackle affair - and insightful observations on today's glamorous game - where money reigns and sheer strength sometimes seems to conquer skill - Forbes explores the remarkable changes that have come over the sport in the last forty years.

  • Collins Complete Guide To Mediterranean Wildlife

    The only guide currently available for the region, Complete Mediterranean Wildlife describes and illustrates 1500 species commonly found in the world's most popular holiday destination.

    Mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians, butterflies and moths, other insects, spiders, slugs and snails, trees and flowering plants are all included, and each section is coded with a symbol for quick reference.

    From Cyprus in the east to the western end of the Mediterranean, the guide also covers species found in Portugal and the Algarve. While most Mediterranean habitats are low-lying, the range of the guide extends into the foothills of mountains. Shells and animals likely to be seen while snorkelling are also described and illustrated.

  • Cycling in Cornwall and Devon (en anglais)

    Twenty-five cycle tours, ranging from short rides suitable for all the family, to half- and full-day rides for more experienced cyclists. Stage-by-stage route directions and specially created colour mapping. Mapping scale: 1.5 miles to 1 inch (approx.) * On- and off-road routes; gradient diagrams; accumulated mileages throughout each ride. * At-a-glance information box summarising each tour. * Comprehensive information on places to visit along the way and refreshment stops. * A brief introduction to Cornwall & Devon; advice on preparing for a cycling trip. OTHER TITLES IN THE SERIES Cycling in Central Scotland Cycling in the Cotswolds Cycling in Cumbria & the Lake District Cycling in Dorset & Hampshire Cycling in Edinburgh & South East Scotland Cycling the South Downs Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales

  • The Wine-Dark Sea (Aubrey/Maturin)

    Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin are in pursuit of a privateer sailing under American colours through the Great South Sea. Stephen's objective is to light the revolutionary tinder of South America to relieve the pressure on the British government.

  • Collins New School Dictionary

    The essential dictionary for success in all subjects in secondary school, based on extensive teacher research and incorporating numerous extra helpful features. All spellings, whether regular or irregular, shown to build confidence Simple straightforward explanations Full sentences help demonstrate meaning Real examples from the Bank of English illustrate the word in use PLUS Guidance on how to get it right Spelling tips and reminders Similar words for vocabulary building Interesting word histories Grammar notes on the building blocks of language Simple pronunciations for difficult words Key words for exam subjects

  • Without remorse

    Tom Clancy takes us back to a formative episode in the life of John Kelly, a character familiar to his many readers as CIA legend Mr Clark, in his seventh No 1 bestselling thriller - now reissued with a new cover. It is 1970. Back in the US after serving as a Navy SEAL in Vietnam, John Kelly meets a woman who will change his life forever. She has recently escaped from a nightmare world of unimaginable suffering, yet before they can plan a future together, the horrors of her past reach out to snatch her from him. Kelly vows to gain revenge - but finds there are others who have need of his deadly skills. In Washington a high-risk operation is being planned to rescue a key group of prisoners from a POW camp deep within North Vietnam. Kelly has his own mission; the Pentagon want him for theirs. As he attempts to juggle the two, he must step into a netherworld as perilous as any he has ever known - from which he may never return...

  • The Element Encyclopedia Of Witchcraft: The complete A- Z for the Entiire Magical World

    This is the definitive celebration and exploration of all facets of witchcraft, serving as a complete reference book but also as a source of entertainment and general interest. Contents: * Judika Illes explores the history, folklore, spirituality, and mythology of witchcraft. Wicca will be discussed, but the focus will not to limited to Wicca. As with Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells, this book's focus will be cross-cultural and will span the centuries right up to the present day and popular culture. * Meet mythic witches, modern witches, sacred goddess witches, even demon witches, male and female witches, witches from all over the globe. * Includes a miscellany of facts including magic spells, rituals, potions, recipes, celebrations, traditions, and much more. * This is a reference book that appeals to both insiders and outsiders; that is of appeal to those who adhere to the tenets of some form of witchcraft, as well as those general interest readers interested in folklore, mythology and history.

  • The International Garlic Cookbook

    Few foods inspire as passionate a response as garlic. The very word conjures up images of rich and delectable dishes - Italian pasta, Chinese stir-fries, Mediterranean sauces, French everything. Few foods are reputed to, possess such powers - from warding off vampires and the common cold to preventing heart disease. Scientists study it, chefs experiment with it, and the rest of us revel in it.The International Garlic Cookbook brings together nearly 50 recipes from around the world, selected from the popular Best Of cookbook series. All show off the "stinking rose" in its wonderful variety - whole or chopped, quickly saut6ed or slowly roasted, robust or gentle. Garlic fanciers can indulge their fantasies with Roasted Garlic from the Mediterranean, all-American Garlic Mashed Potatoes, North Beach Cioppino from California, France's classic Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic, and Italy's popular Fettuccine al Pesto. Here, too ,are Garlic Soup from Spain, Stir-Fried Spinach with Fragrant Garlic from China, and Steamed Mussels Layered with Thai Herbs from Thailand. Beautiful color photographs throughout bring this extraordinary culinary collection to life.

  • In Xanadu: A Quest (Flamingo)

    This is an account of the quest which took William Dalrymple and his companions across the width of Asia, along dusty, forgotten roads, through villages and cities full of unexpected hospitality and wildly improbable escapades

  • Thunderbirds

    The original Thunderbirds revealed -- inside this illustrated book are all the secrets of International Rescue and Tracy Island. The book offers a behind-the-scenes insight into the original TV show that catapulted the Thunderbirds to fame. The Thunderbirds will finally hit the big screen in cinemas this summer. Back to the future with a detailed behind-the-scenes view of the Supermarionation fantasy world masterminded by puppet genius Gerry Anderson. Featuring exclusive pictures of the characters, sets and models in the making, FAB Facts is the book every fan must have. 500 Fascinating Facts including FAB Phrases and FAB Futurisms...* What do Parker and Dr Who have in common? * Which American actor was Troy Tempest modelled on? * What's the connection between Stingray and William Shakespeare? * Which one (and only) character did Gerry Anderson provide the voice for? * What did a member of the Royal family say when she met Lady Penelope? All the answers and much more revealed inside!From Thunderbirds, Stingray and Captain Scarlet to Torchy, Twizzle, Fireball XL5, UFO, Joe 90 and Space:1999 -- enter the magical, fantastical world of Gerry Anderson.

  • SHIKASTA

    From Doris Lessing, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, this is the first instalment in the visionary novel cycle 'Canopus in Argos: Archives'. The story of the final days of our planet is told through the reports of Johor, an emissary sent from Canopus. Earth, now named Shikasta (the Stricken) by the kindly, paternalistic Canopeans who colonised it many centuries ago, is under the influence of the evil empire of Puttiora. War, famine, disease and environmental disasters ravage the planet. To Johor, mankind is a 'totally crazed species', racing towards annihilation: his orders to save humanity set him what seems to be an impossible task. Blending myth, fable and allegory, Doris Lessing's astonishing visionary creation both reflects and redefines the history of our own world from its earliest beginnings to an inevitable, tragic self-destruction.

  • Interpreter of Maladies: Stories

    Pulitzer-winning, scintillating studies in yearning and exile from a Bengali Bostonian woman of immense promise. A couple exchange unprecedented confessions during nightly blackouts in their Boston apartment as they struggle to cope with a heartbreaking loss; a student arrives in new lodgings in a mystifying new land and, while he awaits the arrival of his arranged-marriage wife from Bengal, he finds his first bearings with the aid of the curious evening rituals that his centenarian landlady orchestrates; a schoolboy looks on while his childminder finds that the smallest dislocation can unbalance her new American life all too easily and send her spiralling into nostalgia for her homeland... Jhumpa Lahiri's prose is beautifully measured, subtle and sober, and she is a writer who leaves a lot unsaid, but this work is rich in observational detail, evocative of the yearnings of the exile (mostly Indians in Boston here), and full of emotional pull and reverberation.

  • Mortification

    A collection of stories from some of the world's greatest writers about their own public humiliation. Humiliation is not, of course, unique to writers. However, the world of letters does seem to offer a near-perfect micro-climate for embarrassment and shame. There is something about the conjunction of high-mindedness and low income that is inherently comic; something about the very idea of deeply private thoughts -- carefully worked and honed into art over the years -- being presented to a public audience of dubious strangers, that strays perilously close to tragedy. Here, in over eighty contributions, are stories about the writer's audience, the fellow readers, the organiser, the venue, the 'hospitality', or the often interminable journey there and back. Then there are the experiences of teaching and being taught, reviewing and being reviewed, of festivals and writers' retreats, symposia, signing sessions, literary parties and prizes, the trips abroad, with all the attendant joys of translation and, finally, the bright worlds of television and radio that can bring so many more people to share in your shame. reader, apart from the sheer schadenfreude of it all, there is admiration too: for that acknowledgement of human frailty, of punctured pride, but also of the seeming absurdity of trying to bring private art into the public space. Contributions from, amongst others: Simon Armitage, Margaret Atwood, Julian Barnes, Louis de Bernieres, Margaret Drabble, Roddy Doyle, AL Kennedy, John Lanchester, Patrick McCabe, Rick Moody, Andrew Motion, Andrew O'Hagan, Colm Toibin, Irvine Welsh, James Wood.

  • Propellerhead

    Join the real Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines as they compete in the Round Britain race. .Woodward's warm, wry account of learning to fly will lift hearts everywhere. BBC2 documentary based on the book - 30 January 2012. Antony Woodward wasn't interested in flying, he was interested in his image. So in his world of socialising and serial womanising, a microlight plane sounded like the ideal sex aid. So why - once he discovers that he has no ability as a pilot, it costs a fortune and its maddening unreliability loses him the one girl he really wants - does he get more and more hooked? As he monitors the changes to the others in the syndicate; as he learns that there is a literal down-side to cheating in flying exams, shunning responsibility and pretending to know stuff you don't, the question keeps on surfacing. Why? As the misadventures mount - accidents, tussles with Tornadoes, arrest by the RAF - he keeps thinking he's worked it out. But it isn't until The Crash, in which he nearly kills himself and Dan (taking a short-cut in the Round Britain race) that the penny finally drops.... Flying is the antidote to modern life he didn't even know he needed. It's the supreme way to feel real.

  • Josiah Wedgwood: Entrepreneur to the Enlightenment

    An intriguing examination of the life and times of Josiah Wedgwood, potter to the Queen, and an Enlightenment pioneer. Brian Dolan combines the remarkable story of Josiah Wedgwood, the English potter whose works are among the finest examples of ceramic art, with the story of the eighteenth century world of industry, fashion and connoisseurship. Born in 1730 in Staffordshire, into a family with a long tradition as potters, Wedgwood survived childhood smallpox (and later, the loss of his leg), to become one of the most prestigious potters in England; Queen Charlotte was sufficiently impressed to name him 'Royal Supplier of Dinnerware'. Depending on his business acumen, artistic sensibilities, and critically, his scientific innovations, he established a factory and village near Stoke-on-Trent named Etruria, where his revolutionary basalt and jasperware was developed. Dolan weaves into this tale intriguing social detail: the lives of the workers at Etruria, England at the beginning of the industrial revolution, the Court of Queen Charlotte and the worlds of the Royal Society and the Men of Science. He paints a wonderful picture of the man and of the fascinating Enlightenment period when he flourished.

  • Teacher's Notes 4

    These teacher's resources accompany the fourth book in a PSE course for pupils of all abilities at Key Stages 3 and 4. The series is designed for use on a year-by-year basis, with Book 1 corresponding to Year 7, but the structure is flexible enough to allow teachers to use the sections selectively. Each of the pupils' books contains at least three units on each of the themes which the NCC has identified as "essential parts of the whole curriculum" - economic and industrial understanding, careers education and guidance (including self-awareness), health education, education for citizenship and environmental education. The activities involve the use of all the cross-curricular skills - communication, numeracy, study skills, problem-solving, personal and social skills, and information technology. The teacher resources include photocopiable questionnaires, activities, further information and stimulus material, designed to support and extend the variety of topics in the pupils' books. Also included is guidance on every spread in the pupils' books, identifying not only the cross-curricular themes, but also the various skills involved in each unit.

  • THE TYRANNY OF NUMBERS: Why Counting Can't Make Us Happy

    Never before have we attempted to measure as much as we do today. Why are we so obsessed with numbers? What can they really tell us? Too often we try to quantify what can't actually be measured. We count people, but not individuals. We count exam results rather than intelligence, benefit claimants instead of poverty. The government has set itself 10,000 new targets. Politicians pack their speeches with skewed statistics: crime rates are either rising or falling depending on who is doing the counting. We are in a world in which everything designed only to be measured. If it can't be measured it can be ignored. But the big problem is what numbers don't tell you. They won't interpret. They won't inspire, and they won't tell you precisely what causes what. In this passionately argued and thought-provoking book, David Boyle examines our obsession with numbers. He reminds us of the danger of taking numbers so seriously at the expense of what is non-measurable, non-calculable: intuition, creativity, imagination, happiness... Counting is a vital human skill. Yardsticks are a vital tool. As long as we remember how limiting they are if we cling to them too closely. Americans who claim to have been abducted by aliens = 3.7 million Average time spent by British people in traffic jams every year = 11 days Number of Americans shot by children under six between 1983 and 1993 = 138, 490

  • Collins English Dictionary Plus

    In addition to the usual wide range of entries, this dictionary contains specialist vocabulary from computing, science and technology and many other subjects; all explained in clear, straightforward language. Usage notes are provided to give advice on words that tend to be confused, and on acceptable and unacceptable usage. The text and usage notes are based on the findings in the Bank of English, Collins unique language database, ensuring that they reflect the way today's language is used. Real examples also from the Bank of English demonstrate words in use. "The Good Writing Guide" is full of tips and rules on how to write correct and effective English. It also contains guidance on spelling, punctuation and grammar.

  • Think Again

    At the dawn of time, the Maker is having problems with the animals he makes. His beaver and his ants are too big, his moose is the same size as a mouse and his elephant can hide behind a blade of grass! Maker is forced to think again about the original plans for the animals, adjusting their size to the way they are today.

    - Lime/Band 11 books have longer sentence structures and a greater use of literary language.

    - Text type - A story by a significant author.

    - An illustrated diagram on pages 30 and 31 reminds the reader of how the animals looked before and after the maker finished creating them, an ideal cue for children to retell the story in their own words.

    - Curriculum links - Citizenship: Choices; Science: Plants and animals in the local environment, variation.

    - This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.

  • Carte touristique : Guernesey Sark Alderney (en anglais)

    This map features a road map of the islands of Guernsey, Sark, Aldernay and Herm, and also includes tourist information.

  • Collins Measurements & Conversions

    In order to help us to understand the world, we measure and record an enormous amount of information. This book covers units used both in everyday life and in scientific subjects, complete with explanations, conversion equations and conversion tables. Systems of measurement were created to quantify natural phenomena and to allow us to deal more effectively with everyday life. People have measured lengths, weights and time since earliest times. Accurate measurements of weight were needed for trading goods and of length for marking out property and for building - and for these measurements to work they have to be based upon agreed standards. From those early measurements, many other units have been developed, each designed for a particular purpose. This book covers units used in the following areas: numbers; length and distance; areas; volume; time; speed; mass; weight and density; energy; force; temperatures. It provides / units and their sub-division / conversions to other types of unit / formulae for quick calculations / an explanation of how the unit is measured / what the unit is used for In addition there are listings of abbreviations used for units, instruments used for measuring, and individuals who invented particular units.

  • Evening in the Palace of Reason: Bach Meets Frederick the Great in the Age of Enlightenment

    Johann Sebastian Bach created what may be the most celestial and profound body of music in history; Frederick the Great built the colossus we now know as Germany, and along with it a template for modern warfare. Their fleeting encounter in 1747 signals a unique moment in history where belief collided with the cold certainty of reason. Set at the tipping point between the ancient and modern world, Evening in the Palace of Reason captures the tumult of the eighteenth century, the legacy of the Reformation, and the birth of the Enlightenment in this extraordinary tale of two men.

  • THE LIGHTSTONE: THE NINTH KINGDOM: Part One

    From the author of Neverness comes a powerful new epic fantasy series. The Ea Cycle is as rich as Tolkien and as magical as the Arthurian myths. The world of Ea is an ancient world settled in eons past by the Star People. However, their ancestors floundered, in their purpose to create a great stellar civilisation on the new planet: they fell into moral decay. Now a champion has been born who will lead them back to greatness, by means of a spiritual - and adventurous - quest for Ea's Grail: the Lightstone. His name is Valashu Elahad, and he is destined to become King. Blessed (or cursed?) with an empathy for all living things, he will lead his people into the lands of Morjin, into the heart of darkness, wielding a magical sword called Alkadadur, there to recover the mythical Lightstone and return in triumph with his prize. But Morjin is not to be vanquished so easily...

  • Bomber Boys: Fighting Back 1940-1945

    Patrick Bishop looks at the lives and the extraordinary risks that the painfully young pilots of Bomber Command took during the air-offensive against Germany from 1940-1945. As featured on the BBC 1 documentary BOMBER BOYS, presented by Ewan McGregor. They came from every corner of Britain and its Empire. They were the best of their generation...heading for one of the worst tasks of WWII. Like RAF pilots, the thousands of brave young men who joined Bomber Command took to the air to help Britain triumph in World War Two. But in the glow of victory, the fighter pilots were lauded for their efforts while the Bomber Boys faded in national memory. Crucial in the heat of combat, they were politically awkward afterwards. Yet with an average life expectancy shorter than that of soldiers on the Western front in WWI, these men faced death, injury and capture time and again to send bombs through the shrieking flak onto enemy territory. `Bomber Boys' is a tribute to their strength, courage and heroism - filling in the historical blanks and immortalising their memory.

  • The Thirteen-Gun Salute

    Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin tales are widely hailed as the greatest series of historical novels ever written. Reinstated to the Navy List, Jack Aubrey engages on a secret mission with a hand-picked crew in this continuation of the Aubrey-Maturin series For all Jack Aubrey's life he has triumphed, often sensationally, over the dangers of the sea and the violence of the enemy. But his rashness, his guilelessness, his indiscretion have time and time again enabled his rivals to prevent him reaping his just rewards. The nadir was reached in The Reverse of the Medal when, the victim of a skilful frame-up, he was convicted of fraud and struck off the Navy list just as he was coming within sight of flag rank. The subsequent exposure of the conspiracy, coupled with his brilliant success in command of a privateer, had brought him to a position where Their Lordships were more or less bound to reinstate him. This, as the present book opens, they have done, and he and his old friend Dr Maturin are sailing on a secret mission with a hand-picked crew, most of them shipmates from the adventures and lucrative voyages of earlier years.

  • Teacher Man

    A third memoir from the author of the huge international bestsellers Angela's Ashes and 'Tis. In Teacher Man, Frank McCourt details his illustrious, amusing, and sometimes rather bumpy long years as an English teacher in the public high schools of New York City... Frank McCourt arrived in New York as a young, impoverished and idealistic Irish boy - but one who crucially had an American passport, having been born in Brooklyn. He didn't know what he wanted except to stop being hungry and to better himself. On the subway he watched students carrying books. He saw how they read and underlined and wrote things in the margin and he liked the look of this very much. He joined the New York Public Library and every night when he came back from his hotel work he would sit up reading the great novels. Building his confidence and his determination, he talked his way into NYU and gained a literature degree and so began a teaching career that was to last 30 years, working in New York's public high schools. Frank estimates that he probably taught 12,000 children during this time and it is on this relationship between teacher and student that he reflects in 'Teacher Man', the third in his series of memoirs. The New York high school is a restless, noisy and unpredictable place and Frank believes that it was his attempts to control and cajole these thousands of children into learning and achieving something for themselves that turned him into a writer. At least once a day someone would put up their hand and shout 'Mr. McCourt, Mr. McCourt, tell us about Ireland, tell us about how poor you were ...' Through sharing his own life with these kids he learnt the power of narrative storytelling, and out of the invaluable experience of holding 12,000 people's attention came 'Angela's Ashes'. Frank McCourt was a legend in such schools as Stuyvesant High School - long before he became the figure he is now he would receive letters from former students telling him how much his teaching influenced and inspired them - and now in 'Teacher Man' he shares his reminiscences of those 30 years and reveals how they led to his own success with 'Angela's Ashes' and ''Tis'.

  • Test Your Cat: The Cat Iq Test

    The perfect gift book for cat lovers everywhere, showing how to measure your cat s intelligence in a series of easy and fun tests.

    How clever is your cat? Can your cat:

    Make sounds upon request?
    Predict a change in the weather?

    Or is your cat the type who

    Falls of ledges while sleeping?
    Continually runs into walls or doors?

    You can find out how smart your cat really is by giving him or her the Cat IQ Test a simple, four-part intelligence test. By observation and by using everyday household items, you will be able to measure your cat s co-ordination, communication, social and reasoning powers.

    Also includes:

    Suggestions on how to improve your cat s IQ.
    Comparative scores of other cats by age, sex and type.
    A Certificate of Merit to be filled in and proudly displayed on completion of the Cat IQ Test.

  • Start Where You Are: How to Accept Yourself and Others

    Start Where You Are is an indispensable handbook for cultivating fearlessness and awakening a compassionate heart, from bestselling author Pema Choedroen. With insight and humour, she presents down-to-earth guidance on how to make friends with ourselves and develop genuine compassion towards others. This book shows how we can 'start where we are' by embracing rather than denying the painful aspects of our lives. Pema Choedroen frames her teachings on compassion around fifty-nine traditional Tibetan Buddhist maxims, or slogans, such as: `Always apply a joyful state of mind', `Always meditate on whatever provokes resentment' and `Be grateful to everyone'. Working with these slogans and through the practice of meditation, Start Where You Are shows how we can all develop the courage to work with our own inner pain and discover joy, well-being and confidence.

  • The Ogre Downstairs

    Diana Wynne Jones at her finest - family feuds and chaos, magic with hilarious results and some of the most original ideas ever to appear between the covers of a book. Casper, Johnny and Gwinny get a big shock when their mother marries the Ogre. The Ogre is large and stern and not at all interested in children, although this doesn't prevent him from adding his own two awful sons, Douglas and Malcolm, to the family mix. Now the five children and two adults are squashed under the same roof, which can lead to only one thing - war! Then the Ogre brings home the Chemistry Sets - one for Malcolm and one for Johnny. Not that Johnny is impressed by this very obvious bribe. At least, not until they accidentally discover the flying lotion. Then the real fun begins. . .

  • Three Views Of Crystal Water

    Vera Lowinger Drew is the last of a pearling dynasty. When she is left motherless,her only refuge is in Japan with her grandfather's young mistress, amongthe legendary ama women divers. With their age-old strength to guide her, Veracomes into her own-until World War II turns her friends into "the enemy."Three Views of Crystal Water crosses generations and continents with a story oflove, war and the quest for the lustrous, elusive pearl.

    This Perennial edition of Katherine Govier's powerful novel is enhanced with aP.S. section featuring pearl lore, and historical and biographical detail.

  • The Sunday Times Mephisto Crossword Book 1

    50 classic Mephisto crosswords for a tough but fair mental challenge. The Mephisto crossword appears weekly in The Sunday Times and is one of the greatest challenges for cryptic crossword enthusiasts - for the crossword grid has no black squares in it. This collecton of Mephisto crosswords contains 50 of the most interesting and challenging crosswords and provides much challenging entertainment to cryptic crossword aficionados.

  • Lytton Strachey on Queen Victoria: Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

    Holmes's Lives: a new series of classic English biographies, edited and introduced by Richard Holmes. In this pioneering new series, Richard Holmes, the world's leading Romantic biographer, sets out to recover the great forgotten tradition of English biography writing, and reaffirms the enduring excitement of classic non-fiction. 'I have had no time for dusty tomes', writes Holmes, 'I have looked for brevity, intelligence and style. Above all, I have sought out great biographical writers: Biographers with passion, biographers who have found a way to the heart and soul of a memorable subject.' Lytton Strachey sets out to paint a satiric portrait of Queen Victoria as an eccentric personality - stubborn, opinionated, highly emotional, imperious. But finally it becomes a deeply affectionate study of Victoria as an authentic heroine in a man's world. It was said that Strachey was unexpectedly conquered by Victoria - or actually became her. He depicts her with growing subtlety, largely through her changing relationships with the powerful masculine figures with which she had to deal: her overbearing father, the adored 'Lord M', the dashing Prince Albert, and her various prime ministers, from Palmerston to Gladstone and Disraeli.

  • Exile's Return

    The penultimate volume in The Conclave of Shadows from worldwide bestselling author Raymond E Feist. Featuring one of the most fascinating characters and scenarios ever created in the genre. The series promises to become one of the great all-time classics in the field. Once absolute ruler of his nation Kaspar, former Duke of Olasko, has been cast into exile. Abandoned in the wilds of a continent on the other side of the world and left with nothing but his wits and determination, he must fight merely to survive. Armed with guile, cunning and an iron will, he starts his odyssey with a single goal: to return to his home and revenge himself upon the man who cast him down, Talwin Hawkins. But fate has other plans for Kaspar, and as he struggles against adversity, he encounters dangers greater than any he had imagined. More is at stake than he realised and Kaspar is but a single player in a far greater game than he imagined, for pitted against the Conclave of Shadows are the agents of the Dark Empire, a looming menace that threatens not only Kaspar's homeland, but the entire world of Midkemia.

  • Carte routière : Dublin Illustrated Map (en anglais)

    Comprehensive index. - Car parks, one-way streets, taxi ranks and bus routes. - Individual paintings of all the main sights and landmarks. - Historical and contemporary anecdotes. - Day trips and city walks. - Shop by shop street maps. OTHER TITLES IN THE SERIES Illustrated Edinburgh Map Illustrated London Map

  • The Highly Sensitive Child: Helping Our Children Thrive When the World Overwhelms Them

    15-20% of children are Highly Sensitive - and they are often labelled shy, introverted, fussy or faddy. The real story is very different though and this intelligent, practical book helps parents know what to do, when to back off, and how to ensure their child is given the right sort of treatment at school. This book is the follow up to the author's internationally best-selling personal development guide The Highly Sensitive Person. It is the first and only book for parents of highly sensitive children. It provides parents with insights and information so they can understand High Sensitivity, and help their highly sensitive child thrive in the world. It is important for these children to be understood so they can be helped to avoid the common traps of shyness and withdrawal that many highly sensitive fall into as they develop. Contains questionnaire for parents to find out if their child has the traits common in highly sensitive children. Discusses HSC's at different ages - infant, toddler, school-age and adolescent....

  • Cycling in the Costwold (en anglais)

    Twenty-five cycle tours, ranging from short rides suitable for all the family, to half- and full-day rides for more experienced cyclists. Includes stage-by-stage route directions and maps at a scale of 1.5 miles to 1 inch (approx.).

  • An Angel Treasury: A Celestial Collection Of Inspirations, Encounters and Heavenly Lore

    The ultimate guide to all things angelic from the UK's leading angel expert.

    Contents: This unique compendium tells you everything you ever wanted to know about angels. Acknowledged angel expert 'The Angel Lady' offers a wealth of facts, real-life angel stories, tips, advice, angelic inspiration and background information.

    This ultimate angelic guide is designed to be dipped into whenever inspiration strikes - the perfect gift for anyone wanting to know how to bring angelic wisdom and magic into their lives.

    From real-life stories of angel encounters to instructions on how to communicate with your own guardian angel, this book will appeal to the serious angel investigator and the new explorer alike.

    Includes quotes about angels from history and literature as well as information on: - The different angels you will encounter - Angel Almanac - Healing with the angels - Angel astrology - Angel names and their meanings - Hierarchy and Fallen Angels - Angels in culture - Working and communicating with angels

  • Carte touristique : Whisky Map of Scotland (en anglais)

    Pictorial map showing the location of distilleries in Scotland. Over 30 of them are illustrated and details are given for those at which visitors are welcome.

  • A Face to the World

    Focusing on the extraordinary art of self-portraiture, this book examines the lives of artists through their self-portraits. Drawing on art, biography, literature, history and philosophy, it considers the intimate truths and elaborate fictions of self-portraiture.

  • Eight Days of Luke

    There seemed nothing odd about Luke to begin with - except perhaps the snakes. If they were snakes, that is... David wasn't sure. "Just kindle a flame and I'll be with you," says Luke. David thinks he's joking, but certainly, whenever he strikes a match, Luke appears immediately. But David's new friend seems to have some extraordinary friends and relations, and some very dark secrets. And when David enters into a bargain with the mysterious one-eyed Mr Wedding, life gets very hot indeed!

  • Merry Christmas, Blue Kangaroo!

    A Christmas themed best seller about Lily and her beloved Blue Kangaroo! It's Christmas Eve, and Lily is excitedly wondering if Father Christmas will come. She has made cards for everyone, helped to decorate the house and put presents under the tree. But Blue Kangaroo doesn't have a present for Lily, and he lies awake worrying.

  • Housekeeping

    THIS HIGHLY ACCLAIMED and award-winning novel is the story of two orphans: Ruth and her younger sister, Lucille, growing up haphazardly under the care of various bumbling relatives. The two girls finally end up in a small town nestled next to a glacial lake in Idaho, under the guardianship of Sylvie, their odd and rather remote aunt. Ruth's and Lucille's struggle to define themselves as women beautifully illuminates the price of loss and survival, and the dangerous undertow of transience. Written in Robinson's vibrantly poetic prose, Housekeeping reaches the orphan in all of us and transforms everyday life into a sacred experience.

    PRAISE FOR HOUSEKEEPING
    "Brilliantly portrays the impermanence of all things, especially beauty and happiness." Time

    "So precise, so distilled, so beautiful that one doesn't want to miss any pleasure it might yield."The New York Times Book Review

    "Extraordinary.... Marilynne Robinson uses language so exquisitely.... Every sentence [is]made just right.... Housekeeping proves that fine fiction is still being written."
    The Washington Post Book World

    "I found myself reading slowly, then more slowly-this is not a novel to be hurried through, for every sentence is a delight." Doris Lessing

  • The Times Quick Crossword Book 5

    Give your memory a workout and hone your general knowledge with 80 definition-style puzzles from The Times2 section. Containing 80 definition-style puzzles all reflecting the T2's unique style, and encompassing a wide range of topics from geography, to literature, history and culture, this collection will test your word power and boost your general knowledge to boot. Compiled by the T2 Crossword Editor and taken from the T2 section of The Times, these quick accessible puzzles are utterly absorbing and addictive, yet concise enough to be completed on the move. With clues that are satisfyingly skilful and solutions helpfully provided at the back of the book, Times T2 Crossword Book 5 is guaranteed to entertain your brain. Previously published as The Times T2 Crossword book 5.

  • Amedeo: The True Story of an Italian's War in Abyssinia

    War-time love story set in Abyssinia, Eritrea and the Yemen 1935-1945. Amedeo Guillet is still alive and living in County Meath, Ireland. Khadija is lost.

    This is the story of Amedeo Guillet - an Italian calvary officer who was sent out to Abyssinia as part of Mussolini's army to establish and command a troupe of 2,000 Spahis - or Arabic calvary. He met and fell in love with Khadija - a beautiful Ethiopian Muslim. Together they held up the British lorries heaving up the mountain road to Asmara and blew up the important Ponte Aosta. Eventually captured, Amedeo went on the run disguised as an Arab, eventually making it to Yemen, only to be thrown in jail.

    This is a rare view of the Second World War from an Italian perpective; particularly valuable are the chapters that tell the story of Italian resistance to the Nazis, and their subsequent withdrawal from Italy in 1943.

    There are few stories more cinemagraphic than this - Fascist Italy, his early years in Ethiopia commanding the Cossack-like Spahis, the brutal Abyssinian war waged by the Duce, Italian and British colonial rivalry; Amedeo led the last ever cavalry charge the British army faced (Eritrea 1941 - they were massacred by tanks and sub-machine guns), defeat and guerrilla warfare against the British; then flight, disguised as an Arab, imprisonment in the Yemen and a great love lost as he leaves his beloved Khadija behind to face her future alone and returns to Italy, to his fianc'e and a career as a distinguished Italian diplomat and Arabist.

    Amedeo is still alive and living in County Meath, Ireland. Sebastian O'Kelly is a journalist for the Mail and Telegraph and has Amedeo's full co-operation in writing this book.

    This is a very valuable and absolutely stunning story, beautifully told by O'Kelly.

  • The Times Cryptic Crossword Book 3

    Tease your mind. Test your wits. Entertain your brain. Wake up or wind down with this superb crossword collection from The Times, complied by Mike Laws, the Editor of The Times Crossword. The Times Crossword has been baffling, infuriating, challenging and delighting its devotees for close on 80 years. Over this period of time it has become, deservedly, the world's most famous crossword. It is, quite simply, The Times Crossword. Continuing the enormous success of the previous two titles in this series, The Times Crossword Book 3 will be eagerly snapped up by crossword afficionados everywhere. Previously published as The Times Crossword book 3.

  • Tamerlane: Sword of Islam, Conqueror of the World

    A powerful account of the life of Tamerlane the Great (1336-1405), the last master nomadic power, one of history's most extreme tyrants, and the subject of Marlowe's famous play. Marozzi travelled in the footsteps of the great Mogul Emperor of Samarkland to write this wonderful combination of history and travelogue. The name of the last great warlord conjures up images of mystery and romance: medieval warfare on desert plains; the clash of swords on snow-clad mountains; the charge of elephants across the steppes of Asia; the legendary opulence and cruelty of the illiterate, chess-playing nemesis of Asia. He ranks alongside Alexander as one of the world's great conquerors, yet the details of his life are scarcely known in the West. He was not born to a distinguished family, nor did he find his apprenticeship easy - at one point his mobile army consisted only of himself, his wife, seven companions and four horses - but his dominion grew with astonishing rapidity. In the last two decades of the fourteenth century and the beginning of the fifteenth, he blazed through Asia. Cities were razed to the ground, inhabitants tortured without mercy, sometimes enemies were buried alive - more commonly they were decapitated. On the ruins of Baghdad, Tamerlane had his princes erect a pyramid of 90,000 heads. During his lifetime he sought to foster a personal myth, exaggerating the difficulties of his youth, laying claim to supernatural powers and a connection to Genghis Khan. This myth was maintained after his death in legend, folklore, poetry, drama and even opera, nowhere more powerfully than in Marlowe's play - he is now as much a literary construct as a historical figure. Justin Marozzi follows in his path and evokes his legacy in telling the tale of this fabulously cruel, magnificent and romantic warrior.

  • From Beirut to Jerusalem: One Man's Middle Eastern Odyssey

    A Second Edition of Thomas Friedman's stunning book, the first edition of which won the American National Book Award. `If you're only going to read one book on the Middle East, this is it.' Seymour Hersh In this lucid, incisive and memorable book, acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic, Friedman reaches deeper into the traumatic and complex recent history of the conflicts in the Middle East than any previous writer. For this new edition, Friedman has added a further two chapters that bring the book up to 1995 and the unfolding - and stalling - of the Middle Eastern peace process. From Beirut to Jerusalem is wonderully shrewd, surprisingly funny and indispensable to anyone seeking a fuller understanding of the political causes and psychological effects of the seemingly endless strife which besets this embattled region.

  • How to Catch a Star

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  • The Sewing Circles of Herat

    A gold-inscribed invitation to a wedding in Pakistan led Christina Lamb to leave suburban England for Peshawar - a town perched on the frontier of the Afghan war - at the age of just 21. Captivated by the Afghans she met, for two years she tracked the final stages of the mujaheddin victory over the Soviets as Afghan friends smuggled her in and out of their country in a variety of guises - from burqa-clad wife to Kandahari boy - travelling by foot, on donkeys, or hidden under the floor of an ambulance.

  • NATURAL HEALING FOR WOMEN

    A fully revised and updated edition of the classic reference guide from the founders of the famous Neal's Yard Remedies. The one book every woman should have on their shelves, this is a unique guide to healing mind and body and a comprehensive reference book for alternative health.

    This classic health bestseller, which has sold over 50,000 copies worldwide, has now been fully revised and updated to become a vital and comprehensive guide to all areas of alternative health for women in the 21st century.

    Susan Curtis and Romy Fraser draw on many years experience in natural medicine to explain the different needs of women's energy and repair systems, as well as the full range of natural healing options now available.

    The easy-to-use format and style of this reference books show women how natural health can be a realistic part of their busy, stressful lives.

    The A-Z 'Repertory of Ailments' covers all aspects of health that affect women today, from children's illnesses and pregnancy to cancer, as well as everyday problems.

    A fully cross-referenced 'Materia Medica' offers the complete range of alternative treatments, including homeopathy, herbalism, essential oils and dietary supplements.

    Also includes a 'Lifestyle' section, providing a detailed detox programme, a first aid kit that every women should have and advice on diet, exercise, cleansing and fasting.

  • Food for Free

    The ideal portable companion, the world-renowned Collins Gem series returns with a fresh new look and updated material.

    This is the perfect pocket guide for aspiring foragers. Over 100 edible plants are listed, fully illustrated and described, together with recipes and other fascinating details on their use throughout the ages.

    Practical advice on how to pick along with information on countryside laws and regulations on picking wild plants helps you to plan your foray with a feast in mind.

    This is the ideal book for both nature lovers and cooks keen to enjoy what the countryside has to offer.

  • THE GENTLE BIRTH METHOD: The Month-by-Month Jeyarani Way Programme

    Childbirth guru Dr Gowri Motha, who practises with Dr Yehudi Gordon - author of Birth and Beyond - shows women how her revolutionary method helps women carry the baby to full term, have less intervention in the birth; feel less pain in labour, and feel happy and in control. * The Gentle Birth method is a concise pregnancy programme combining diverse therapies such as `creative healing' massage, a simple diet, self-hypnosis, reflexology and affirmation techniques * The method was created by Dr Gowri Motha as an alternative to conventional obstetric practise, when she became alarmed at the increasing number of women needing intervention during their births. It teaches expectant mothers how to train their bodies and minds in order to reduce or prevent complications during pregnancy and labour. * This book outlines the Method, with a month-by-month programme explaining how to rebalance the body and tailor it to the optimum condition for the birthing process. It includes guides to treating problems such as: - back pain - nausea - heartburn - fluid retention - stretch marks * The programme offers women a formal framework in which to prepare their bodies and so avoid facing a labour that is unnecessarily long, arduous and traumatic, with significantly lower uptakes of pain relief.

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Tome 4 : A Feast for Crows

    Attention : Le format est 178x111mm. Tous les livres de poche serait couverture souple et de petite taille.

  • Route Planning Map Scotland

    1:550,000 8.7 miles to 1 inch Single sided full colour map of Scotland. Ideal as a planning aid. MAIN FEATURES * Fully revised for 1999 * Colour classified roads * Attractive layer colouring depicts height * Urban area maps of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle shown at 4 miles to 1 inch INCLUDES * Ferry routes * Information on restricted motorway junctions * Places of tourist interest shown AREA OF COVERAGE Covers the whole of Scotland and extends down into England as far south as Scarborough. WHO THE PRODUCT IS AIMED AT This is an essential route planning map. It shows a wealth of information but maintains its clarity. OTHER PRODUCTS IN THE SERIES * Route Planning Map of Britain * Route Planning Map of Ireland

  • Symphonie Nr. 3 a-Moll Op. 56 Orchestre

    Mendelssohns Musik eilt der Gesamtausgabe hin und wieder voraus. Bei den vier grossen Konzert-Ouverturen waren es 2005 die Einzelausgaben, die Christian Martin Schmidt voranstellte. Bei der ""Schottischen"" Symphonie wurde im November 2004 fur die Leipziger Mendelssohn-Festtage und Gewandhauskapellmeister Herbert Blomstedt vorab ein Auffuhrungsmaterial angefertigt. Nun kommen alle Orchester und Dirigenten in den Genuss der praktischen Ausgabe - und die Wissenschaftler durch die Gesamtausgabe an den ausfuhrlich kommentierten Notentext. Wieder sorgen dabei die Forscher mit ihrer Quellenrecherche fur eine dicke Uberraschung, da sich neben der bekannten Druckfassung von 1842/43 (= Neuausgabe PB/ob 5508) in einer Partiturabschrift die ""Londoner"" Fassung vom Juni 1842 erhalten hat. Nur hier lasst sich die (erste) Revision durch den Komponisten nach der Leipziger Urauffuhrung klar ablesen. Die viel gespielte ""Schottische"", die Mendelssohn ubrigens nie so genannt hat, erscheint in neuem Licht.

  • Holy Bible: King James Version. (Revised)

    With an attractive new slipcase and binding, this pocket-sized white Bible is an ideal gift for any special occasion, including confirmation, weddings or first communion.

  • Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society

    Raymond Williams' seminal exploration of the history of meaning of some of the most important words in the English language. First published in 1976, and expanded in 1983, KEYWORDS reveals how the meanings of 131 words - including 'art', 'class', 'family', 'media', 'sex' and 'tradition' - were formed and subsequently altered and redefined as the historical contexts in which they were used changed. Neither a defining dictionary or glossary, KEYWORDS is rather a brilliant investigation into how the meanings of some of the most important words in the English language have shifted over time, and the forces that brought about those shifts.

  • The Monk Who Sold his Ferrari

    An internationally bestselling fable about a spiritual journey, littered with powerful life lessons that teach us how to abandon consumerism in order to embrace destiny, live life to the full and discover joy. * This inspiring tale is based on the author's own search for life's true purpose, providing a step-by-step approach to living with greater courage, balance, abundance and joy. * It tells the story of Julian Mantle, a lawyer forced to confront the spiritual crisis of his out-of-balance life: following a heart attack, he decides to sell all his beloved possesions and trek to India. On a life-changing odyssey to an ancient culture, he meets Himalayan gurus who offer powerful, wise and practical lessons that teach us to: - Develop joyful thoughts - Follow our life's mission - Cultivate self-discipline and act courageously - Value time as our most important commodity - Nourish our relationships - Live fully, one day at a time

  • Prisons We Choose to Live Inside

    The companion to a series of lectures given by Lessing, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, in which she addresses some of the most important questions facing us today. `This is a time when it is frightening to be alive, when it is hard to think of human beings as rational creatures. Everywhere we look we see brutality, stupidity, until it seems that there is nothing else to be seen but that - a descent into barbarism, everywhere, which we are unable to check. But I think that while it is true there is a general worsening, it is precisely because things are so frightening we become hypnotized, and do not notice - or if we notice, belittle - equally strong forces on the other side, the forces, in short, of reason, sanity and civilization ...' In this published version of a series of perceptive and thought-provoking lectures, Lessing stresses the importance of independent thought, of questioning received opinion and fighting the lure of apathy. She argues that only if we are free to interrogate authority and disagree that despotism and ignorance can be defeated. We must examine 'ideas, from whatever source they come, to see how they may usefully contribute to our lives and to the societies we live in'.

  • Green Grass, Running Water

    NAT IONAL BESTSELLER o FINALIST FOR THE GOVERNOR GENERAL'S AWARD FOR FICTION o WINNER OF THE
    CANADIAN AUTHORS' AWARD FOR FICTION o AMONG THE BEST CANADIAN FICTION OF THE CENTURY (QUILL &
    QUIRE) o A CBC CANADA READS FINALIST (2004)


    Welcome to the town of Blossom-part myth, part hilariously off-kilter reality.Green Grass, Running Water is the story of five Blackfoot Indians whose existences connect in ways that are at once coincidental, comical and cosmic. This is a rich tale, weaving magical humour, revisionist history, nostalgia and myth into one bright whole.

    Green Grass, Running Water's timeless appeal has kept it flying off bookstore shelves since it was published in 1993. Enhanced with a P.S. section, this edition introduces a new generation of readers to King's unique take on contemporary human experience.

  • Landscape and Memory

    The forest primeval, the river of life, the sacred mount - read `Landscape and Memory' to have these explained... `Landscape and Memory' is a history book unlike any other. In a series of journeys through space and time, it examines our relationship with the landscape around us - rivers, mountains, forests - the impact each of them has had on our culture and imaginations, and the way in which we, in turn, have shaped them to answer our needs. This is not a conventional history book, but a book that builds up its argument by a series of poetic stories and impressions which cumulatively have the effect of a great novel. The forest primeval, the river of life, the sacred mount - at the end of this wonderful book we understand where these ideas have come from, why they are so compelling and how they still lie all around us.

  • THRASS: Assessment Book

    An assessment book that can be used throughout the programme to diagnose and assess children's difficulties and to monitor their progress.

  • Prince of the Blood

    A newly revised edition of Raymond E. Feist' s continuation of his classic Riftwar series. Set twenty years after the events of the Riftwar, Prince of the Blood follows the adventures of Prince Arutha's sons in the dangerously unstable Great Empire of Kesh. Set twenty years after the events in The Riftwar Saga, Prince of the Blood follows the adventures that erupt when a group of powerful nobles attempt to overthrow the Empress of Kesh, bitterly dividing the court. In the centre of the conflict are the two princes of Krondor, Borric and Erland. When Borric escapes and makes a desperate journey back tothe court to warn of the traitor's plans - which if they were to succeed, would start a war that would twar the Empire apart. From the author of the phenomally successful novels in The Riftwar series comes the newly revised tale of swashbuckling adventure in one of the most popular fantasy worlds ever created. Prince of the Blood is the classic, action-packed saga of conflict and love, magic and legend, from the master of epic fantasy.

  • Carte routière : Caribbean Map (en anglais)

    MAIN FEATURES Detailed physical map with attractive hillshading and layer colouring and showing key tourist sites, areas of natural beauty, local activity centres and main transport links. AREA OF COVERAGE All of the Caribbean extending from Florida in the north to Venezuela in the south and from Mexico in the east to the Atlantic Ocean in the east. INCLUDES Useful features include detailed city maps of Kingston, Havana and Santo Domingo, larger scale insets of the more important islands and island groups, essential travel connections guide and distance chart. Comprehensive place name index to towns, villages and places of interest on reverse of sheet. WHO THE PRODUCT IS AIMED AT The ideal map for the independent traveller for both planning and using on a trip. Also useful for home and business reference. OTHER PRODUCTS IN THE SERIES Brazil Peru, Bolivia & Ecuador Venezuela, Colombia & Ecuador Mexico & Guatemala USA

  • Understanding Tort Law

    Tort law is the technical name for part of our system concerning civil liability. When people turn to the legal system for compensation for some injury they have suffered, the rules of tort come into play. This volume examines the place of the modern rules of tort in the social context and outlines the way in which the different rules are made. It provides a simple, accessible introduction to tort law's complex and confusing rules and vocabulary.

  • Discover Your Destiny

    LIKE HIS MEGASELLING The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari-the book that started it all-Discover Your Destiny with The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari delivers another life-changing fable to help readers see the world through a completely new set of eyes. This latest guide offers more of the inspiring but highly practical wisdom of the now famous Julian Mantle, the superstar lawyer who traded his jet-set lifestyle and prized Ferrari for enlightenment and fulfillment. Readers will learn the true purpose of their lives, how to unlock their highest potential, the secret of boundless joy and a direct route to personal freedom. A must-read for all Monk fans.

  • The Minotaur

    By the same author as "Flight of the Intruder", and "Final Flight", this is the story of a top secret aircraft, and the hunt for a Soviet mole in the Pentagon. When Jake Grafton is put in charge of developing the A-12 aircraft, he finds he is gradually drawn into the hunt for the Minotaur.

  • The Gecko's Foot: How Scientists are Taking a Leaf from Nature's Book

    A cutting-edge science book in the style of 'Fermat's Last Theorem' and 'Chaos' from an exciting and accessible new voice in popular science writing.

    Bio-inspiration is a form of engineering but not in the conventional sense. Extending beyond our established and preconceived notions, scientists, architects and engineers are looking at imitating nature by manufacturing 'wet' materials such as spider silk or the surface of the gecko's foot.

    The amazing power of the gecko's foot has long been known - it can climb a vertical glass wall and even walk upside down on the ceiling - but no ideas could be harnessed from it because its mechanism could not be seen with the power of optical microscopes. Recently however the secret was solved by a team of scientists in Oregon who established that the mechanism really is dry, and that it does not involve suction, capillary action or anything else the lay person might imagine. Each foot has half a million bristles and each bristle ramifies into hundreds of finer spatula-shaped projections. The fine scale of the gecko's foot is beyond the capacity of conventional microengineering, but a team of nanotechnologists have already made a good initial approximation.

    The gecko's foot is just one of many examples of this new 'smart' science. We also discover, amongst other things, how George de Mestral's brush with the spiny fruits of the cocklebur inspired him to invent Velcro; how the shape of leaves opening from a bud has inspired the design of solar-powered satellites; and the parallels between cantilever bridges and the spines of large mammals such as the bison.

    The new 'smart' science of Bio-inspiration is going to produce a plethora of products over the next decades that will transform our lives, and force us to look at the world in a completely new way. It is science we will be reading about in our papers very soon; it is the science of tomorrow's world.

  • Cycling in South Wales and the Wye Valley (en anglais)

    On- and off-road routes; gradient diagrams; accumulated mileages. At-a-glance information box summarising each tour. Comprehensive information on places to visit and refreshment stops. A brief introduction to the area; advice on preparing for a cycling trip. OTHER TITLES IN THE SERIES Cycling in Central Scotland Cycling in Cornwall & Devon Cycling in the Cotswolds Cycling in Cumbria & the Lake District Cycling in Dorset & Hampshire Cycling in East Anglia Cycling in Edinburgh & South East Scotland Cycling in Loch Ness & the Spey Valley Cycling in North East Scotland Cycling in Northumberland & North East England Cycling in Snowdonia & North Wales Cycling in Somerset & Wiltshire Cycling in the South East of Ireland Cycling in South West Scotland Cycling the South Downs Cycling in the West of Ireland Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales

  • A Small Person Far Away

    Berlin is where Anna lived before Hitler, when she was still a German child; before she spoke a word of English, before her family had all become refugees. Long before her happy new existence in London. But Mama is there, dangerously ill. Anna is forced to go back, to deal with questions of life and death, to face old fears, and to discover the past which she has so long shut away.

  • Memories, Dreams, Reflections

    'I can understand myself only in the light of inner happenings. It is these that make up the singularity of my life, and with these my autobiography deals' Carl Jung An eye-opening biography of one of the most influential psychiatrists of the modern age, drawing from his lectures, conversations, and own writings. In the spring of 1957, when he was eighty-one years old, Carl Gustav Jung undertook the telling of his life story. Memories, Dreams, Reflections is that book, composed of conversations with his colleague and friend Aniela Jaffe, as well as chapters written in his own hand, and other materials. Jung continued to work on the final stages of the manuscript until shortly before his death on June 6, 1961, making this a uniquely comprehensive reflection on a remarkable life.

  • Leadership Wisdom From The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

    In this eagerly awaited sequel to the phenomenal national bestseller The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, leadership guru and renowned professional speaker Robin S. Sharma shares a remarkable step-by-step system that will transform the way you lead your team and renew trust, commitment and hope within your organization. With masterful insight and brilliant simplicity, Sharma has distilled timeless wisdom for visionary leadership into a series of immensely practical lessons that leaders, managers and entrepreneurs can immediately apply to boost morale, liberate loyalty and send productivity soaring in these topsy-turvy times.

    Unique among leadership books in content as well as in its parable format, Leadership Wisdom continues with the adventures of the now-famous Julian Mantle, a corporate high-flyer who, after suffering an almost fatal heart attack, journeys to an ancient culture of sages living deep within the Himalayas in search of their time-honoredsuccess principles for leadership in business-and in life. In a tale that will inspire, entertain and enlighten, Julian discovers 8 universal leadership truths that will allow you to become the kind of visionary leader who captures the hearts and imaginations of your people while guiding your organization to all-new levels of performance in this wildly uncertain age. In this groundbreaking book, you will learn:

    o The Rituals of Visionary Leaderso Powerful Principles for Change Managemento The Timeless Laws of Human Relations and High-trust Teamso Leadership Truths to Energize, Encourageand Inspire Employeeso Simple Lessons for Self-renewal, Stress Mastery and Personal Leadership o Wisdom to Cultivate Creativity, Character and Spirit at Work

    In the groundbreaking national bestseller The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, internationally respected author and speaker Robin S. Sharma showed us a powerful way to dramatically improve the quality of our personal and professional lives based on timeless success principles form both the East and the West. In doing so, he helped many thousands and sparked a phenomenon.

    Now, in Leadership Wisdom, his much-awaited follow-up, Sharma has a new mission: to help you become the kind of visionary leader you deserve to be and transform your business into an organization that thrives in this age of dizzying change. With deep insight and compelling examples, this truly innovative thinker shares an ageless yet eminently practical blueprint for effective leadership that is certain to manifest the highest human gifts of the people you lead and unlock loyalty, commitment and creativity in the process.

    Written as an easy to read and highly entertaining fable, Leadership Wisdom is the powerful story of Julian Mantle, a hard-driving corporate player who, after suffering a massive heart attack one Monday morning, decides to embark on an odyssey to the Himalayas in search of the great truths for effective leadership in business and in life. In a tale that will change the way you think about leadership forever, Julian discovers eight timeless rituals practicedby every truly visionary leader, eight rituals that you, as a leader seeking to excel in these information-crazed times, can easily use to energize your team and elevate your entire organization to world-class levels of productivity, performance and passion.

    Leadership Wisdom is a unique treasure of a book that will awaken the fullness of your leadership potential, transform your company and deeply enrich the quality of your professional as well as your personal life.

  • THE WINDSINGERS

    The Windsingers is Megan Lindholm's second novel, following Harpy's Flight, which introduced her popular gypsy characters, Ki and Vandien. The Windsingers is Megan's second novel, following Harpy's Flight which introduced her popular gypsy characters, Ki and Vandien. When Ki first encountered Vandien she very nearly slit his throat. Yet later it was Vandien who suffered a terrible wound to protect her when terror fell from the skies and who gave her a reason to lay to rest the bitter memories of a once idllyic past. Vandien's unrepentant recklessness led Ki into situations her sensible nature would have avoided. Yet it was Ki who, despite wizard-troubles of her own, risked the wrath of the Windsingers and saved Ki from his treasure hunt in the submerged temple of the storm-sung sea. And it was Vandien's stubborn daring which allowed him to attempt to reclaim Ki from beyond the Limbreth Gate - in another world entirely!

  • Gourmet Pantry: Pasta

    Imaginative yet accessible dishes that don't rely on fragile, perishable ingredients--perfect for no-time-to-shop cooks and for weekend retreat kitchens.

  • Fighter Boys: Saving Britain 1940

    In the summer of 1940, the future of Britain and the free world depended on the morale and skill of the young men of Fighter Command. This is their story. The Battle of Britain, fought in the skies over Britain during the sweltering summer of 1940, was one of the most crucial battles ever fought: without the Luftwaffe's control of the skies it was unlikely that Nazi Germany would mount an invasion across the Channel. For most of the 3000 young British airmen involved this was their first real experience of combat. The pressure on the pilots, groundcrew and their controllers was unimaginable; at certain points in the Battle a single blunder or failure of nerve could have been enough to tip the balance of the contest and give victory to the enemy. Patrick Bishop creates a new and surprising portrait of the Battle drawing on previously unseen source material and testimonies from survivors on both sides. Against the background of wider strategic considerations, he focuses on the lives and thoughts of the combatants, their attitudes towards 'the enemy' and their aircraft, the fear, horror and exhilaration of flight and battle, attempts by each side to gain the upper hand through daring technological innovations; coping tactics, mess room life and friendships.

  • EMOTIONAL HEALING IN MINUTES

    Conquer your fears, phobias and negative emotions with this simple proven technique. The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a psychological version of acupressure, incorporating methods from Ancient Chinese Medicine and modern-day Applied Kinesiology. Each session involves gently tapping a sequence of energy points on the body with the fingertips, which releases the negative emotion. The authors provide a clear step-by-step guide with information about where to tap and what to say. This technique can be mastered by anyone and can be used effectively without the need for a therapist. It is a remarkable treatment that has achieved amazing results for a wide range of issues. You can tap away:

    stress and panic attacks - negative emotions from jealousy to anger - bad habits and addictions - fatigue, depression and more

  • The One Minute Manager Builds High Performing Teams

    The alternative way towards better team-building, this is the bestselling management tool from the author of The One Minute Manager. Most managers spend over half their time working with a team, and the One Minute Manager's practical advice shows how any team can work better and more effectively. The One Minute Manager Builds High Performing Teams explains the four stages on the way to building a high performing team: Orientation, Dissatisfaction, Resolution and Production and reveals how to tap the creativity and potential of people at all levels in order to become an effective group leader.

  • Big Bang: The Most Important Scientific Discovery of All Time and Why You Need to Know About It

    The bestselling author of Fermat's Last Theorem and The Code Book tells the story of the brilliant minds that deciphered the mysteries of the Big Bang. A fascinating exploration of the ultimate question: how was our universe created? Albert Einstein once said: `The most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible.' Simon Singh believes geniuses like Einstein are not the only people able to grasp the physics that govern the universe. We all can. As well as explaining what the Big Bang theory actually is and why cosmologists believe it is an accurate description of the origins of the universe, this book is also the fascinating story of the scientists who fought against the established idea of an eternal and unchanging universe. Simon Singh, renowned for making difficult ideas much less daunting than they first seem, is the perfect guide for this journey. Everybody has heard of the Big Bang Theory. But how many of us can actually claim to understand it? With characteristic clarity and a narrative peppered with anecdotes and personal histories of those who have struggled to understand creation, Simon Singh has written the story of the most important theory ever.

  • Ben, in the World

    From Doris Lessing, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, the sequel to one of her most celebrated novels, `The Fifth Child'. `The Fifth Child', Doris Lessing's 1988 novel, made a powerful impact on publication. Its account of idyllic marital and parental bliss shattered by the arrival of the feral fifth child of the Lovatts made for unnerving and compulsive reading. That child, Ben, is the central character of this sequel, which picks up the fable at the end of his childhood and takes our primal, misunderstood, maladjusted teenager out into the world. He meets mostly with mockery, fear and incomprehension, but with just enough kindness and openness to keep him afloat as his adventures take him from London to the south of France and on to South America in his restless quest for community, companionship and peace. Lessing employs a plain, unadorned prose fit for fables; again, we have a childlike perspective at the heart of the book; again, the world in all its malevolence and misapprehension swirls around at the edge, while, occasionally, a strong character steps forward to try to set a good example.

  • Slugs and Snails

    Slugs and snails are part of the great Phylum Mollusca, a group that contains creatures as varied as the fast-moving squid or the sedentary clams, cockles and mussels. The largest group, however, are the gastropods, animals originally with a single foot and a single coiled shell.

  • Stars

    A brand-new edition of this bestselling Gem, featuring individual charts for all 88 constellations, a star atlas of the entire sky and details of the brightest stars and objects of interest which can be seen with the naked eye, binoculars and small telescopes. Collins Gem Stars provides details of all 88 constellations of the Northern and Southern hemispheres, complete with star charts and a star atlas of the entire sky, ideal for practical observation of the stars throughout the world all year round.

  • Carte routière : Japon (en anglais)

    Covering all of Japan, extending from the Kuril Islands in the north to Okinawain in the south, this detailed physical map Japan shows key tourist sites, areas of natural beauty, local activity centres and main transport links.

  • The Motorcycle Diaries

    In January 1952, two young men from Buenos Aires set out to explore South America on a 500cc Norton. One of them was the twenty-three-year-old Ernesto `Che' Guevara. Written eight years before the Cuban Revolution, these are the diaries of Che Guevara, full of disasters and discoveries, high drama and laddish improvisations. Touring through Argentina, Chile, Peru and Venezuela, his greatest concerns are where the next drink is coming from, where the next bed is to be found and who might be around to share it. Within a decade Che Guevara would be a household name. His trip might have been the adventure of a lifetime - had his lifetime not turned into a much greater adventure. More recently made into an Oscar-winning film starring Gael Garcia Bernal, `The Motorcycle Diaries' is an extraordinary account of a hero in the making.

  • Jimmy the Hand

    The third and last novel of Feist's successful collaborative series. From the endlessly inventive mind of one of fantasy's all time greats comes a spellbinding new adventure of high magic, treachery and bloody war. This time in conjunction with master of alternative history, Steve Stirling, Feist returns to tell the full tale of one of his fans' favourite most colourful Riftwar characters, pickpocket, mountebank and confidence trickster Jimmy the Hand.

  • When Eight Bells Toll

    From the acclaimed master of action and suspense. The all time classic

    Millions of pounds in gold bullion are being pirated in the Irish Sea. Investigations by the British Secret Service, and a sixth sense, have bought Philip Calvert to a bleak, lonely bay in the Western Highlands. But the sleepy atmosphere of Torbay is deceptive. The place is the focal point of many mysterious disappearances. Even the unimaginative Highland Police Sergeant seems to be acting a part. But why?

    This story is Alistair MacLean at his enthralling best. It has all the edge-of-the-seat suspense, and dry humour that millions of readers have devoured for years.

  • A FREE SPIRIT

    Animal mind magic and the psychic power of the natural world - gives you the right to make choices.

    Betty Shine has spent a lifetime as a healer, giving her a unique insight into everybody's needs and helping her to influence people to be free spirits.

    But Betty's abilities have also allowed her to strike up the most amazing rapport with animals. She has a remarkable collection of stories to tell of how she has communicated with and healed dogs, cats and horses, how she has found lost pets, saved game birds from slaughter, and even been able to protect people halfway round the world from attack by wild dogs. She also has incredible success with plants, and has cleared insect infestations with the power of thought.

    Written in the intimate and conversational style of her previous books, this new examination of the power of the mind will be welcomed by both her devoted readers and anyone who has a desire to make our world a better place.

  • Bugsy Malone

    Get your students to be gansters in this great play which has been specially adapted for schools from the popular film and it even includes still photographs. So join all the characters: Bugsy, Fat Sam, Tallulah and Dandy Dan for great fun with the whole class.

    Students will relish this opportunity to play a cast of Prohibition-era mobsters.

    Fat Sam, who runs one of the most popular speakeasies in town, is in danger of being closed down by his 'business rival' Dandy Dan. Enter baby-faced Bugsy Malone, a killer with the ladies and a definite asset to Fat Sam. Unfortunately, Bugsy has also caught the eye of Sam's girlfriend Tallulah - though he's set his designs on the showgirl Blousey Brown.

    This play lends itself perfectly to school performance with its large mixed cast and consistent humour.

    The book contains a stimulating playscript suitable for classwork and school production, accompanied by resources including background material and lively activities.

  • Word Work Teacher's Guide 1

    Focus on Word Work Teacher's Guide 1 is packed with practical teaching tips and answers for every book. It includes differentiated copymasters for further support, consolidation and extension. * Teacher's Guide 1 features fantastic teacher support for Reception to Year 1 (P1-P2), to help introduce phonics, spelling and vocabulary work.

  • Self Esteem Bible

    Learn the secrets of self-esteem with 365 tips from the UK's number one confidence expert Gael Lindenfield. Dip into this comprehensive self-help handbook as and when you need it or use it as a personal development plan. Includes advice on social life, work issues, relationships and much more. Poor self-esteem can sabotage relationships and careers, cause self-destructive behaviour and hold us back from achieving our true potential. In this comprehensive guide, self-esteem expert Gael Lindenfield gives you all the advice you need for building confidence in yourself and your abilities. followed as a personal development programme, this is a highly practical self-help handbook that will give you concrete results. Includes sections on work, social life, relationships, health and personal development, so you will regain self-esteem by making new friends, getting over past hurts, boosting assertiveness, learning how to deal with difficult people and situations, think positively and get motivated to achieve your dreams. With tips for both the short- and long-term, this book provides ways to boost your self-esteem immediately -- and then reveals how to stay self-confident for life!

  • Purple Hibiscus

    The limits of fifteen-year-old Kambili's world are defined by the high walls of her family estate and the dictates of her fanatically religious father. Her life is regulated by schedules: prayer, sleep, study, prayer. When Nigeria is shaken by a military coup, Kambili's father, involved mysteriously in the political crisis, sends her to live with her aunt. In this house, noisy and full of laughter, she discovers life and love - and a terrible, bruising secret deep within her family. This extraordinary debut novel from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of 'Half of a Yellow Sun', is about the blurred lines between the old gods and the new, childhood and adulthood, love and hatred - the grey spaces in which truths are revealed and real life is lived.

  • The Times Quick Crossword Book 8

    Give your memory a workout and hone your general knowledge with 80 definition-style puzzles from The Times2 section. Containing 80 definition-style puzzles all reflecting the T2's unique style, and encompassing a wide range of topics from geography, to literature, history and culture, this collection will test your word power and boost your general knowledge to boot. Compiled by the T2 Crossword Editor and taken from the T2 section of The Times, these quick accessible puzzles are utterly absorbing and addictive, yet concise enough to be completed on the move. With clues that are satisfyingly skilful and solutions helpfully provided at the back of the book, Times T2 Crossword Book 8 is guaranteed to entertain your brain. Previously published as The Times T2 Crossword book 8.

  • Pub Quiz

    A revised compilation of the best questions and answers from the bestselling Collins Quiz Books, with questions covering all levels from the easy to the brain teaser. (a) How many brothers were in America's Kennedy family? (b) What film features Holly Golightly? (c) Who lost her heart to a starship trooper in 1978? * Easily identifiable categories, including Famous People, Who Said That, Stage & Screen, Music, Sport & Leisure, Food and Drink, All our Yesterdays, The Written Word, Science & Technology, and The Written Word * Easily located answers * Special tie-break section Answers: (a) four, (b) Breakfast at Tiffany's, (c) Sarah Brightman

  • The One Minute Father

    Previously unpublished in the UK, this book shows how fathers can balance demands on their time to become the better parents to their children that they want to be and that their children deserve. With the pressures of 21st century working life an everyday topic of news and conversation, effective and rewarding advice for parents is more important than ever. The One Minute Father has become a buzzword of the current age, and this book is the quickest way to help your children learn to like themselves and to behave. Incorporating One Minute Praisings, One Minute Goals and One Minute Reprimands, the book helps both father and children develop confidence, happiness and satisfaction in their relationships. The same tell-a-simple-story approach works here as in the other Blanchard and Johnson books which have become a worldwide phenomenon. A man who sees that he has been a better provider than parent learns by trial and error how to be more nurturing.

  • The Diary of Samuel Pepys: 1664

    The fifth volume of the complete Diary of Samuel Pepys in its most authoritative and acclaimed edition. This complete edition of the Diary of Samuel Pepys comprises eleven volumes - nine volumes of text and footnotes (with an introduction of 120 pages in Volume I), a tenth volume of commentary (The Companion) and an eleventh volume of Index. Each of the first eight volumes contains one whole calendar year of the diary, from January to December. The ninth volume runs from January 1668 to May 1669. The Diary was first published in abbreviated form in 1825. A succession of new editions, re-issues and selections, published in the Victorian ear, made the diary one of the best-known books, and Pepys one of the best-known figures, of English history. But in none of these versions - not even in the Wheatley, which for long stood as the standard edition - was there a reliable, still less a full text, and in none of them was there a commentary with any claim to completeness. This edition was in preparation for many years, and remains the first in which the entire diary is printed and in which an attempt has been made at systematic comment on it. The primary aim of the principal editors was to see that the diary was presented in a manner suitable to the historical and literary importance of its contents. At the same time they had in mind the interests of the wide public of English-speaking people to whom the diarist himself, rather than the importance of what he wrote, is what matters.

  • TURBO-CHARGE YOUR LIFE IN 14 DAYS: Turbo-Charge Your Life in 14 Days

    A practical full colour 14 day diet plan with 70 raw energy recipes from the UK's leading health coach and seminar leader, Jason Vale -- aka the Juice Master. Jason Vale is fast becoming the UK's most popular health coach. Here 'the Juice Master' offers his first ever 14 day diet programme with mental techniques and recipes presented in glorious full colour. The book includes: * A -Z of ailments and juices and foods that will help everyone * A -Z of vitamins and minerals and what role they play in the body * A -Z of fruit and veg -- which vitamins and minerals each one contains. This is cross referenced for each aliment. * Complete list of E numbers/additives/ pesticides -- what foods they're usually found in and what harm they can do to the body. * 'Superboosters' to add to juices and smoothies -- such as wheatgerm for better health Instead of the 'drug foods' he wages war against, Jason offers 70 fantastic recipes for juices, smoothies, soups, salads, stir-fries and other great meals which are dedicated to bringing you the 'raw health' you so deserve.

  • The Fatal Shore: History of the Transportation of Convicts to Australia, 1787-1868

    A description of the transportation of men, women and children out of Georgian England into a horrific penal system in Australia.

  • 1812

    The Sunday Times bestselling account of Napoleon's invasion of Russia and eventual retreat from Moscow, events that had a profound effect on the subsequent course of Russian and European history. Moscow has both fascinated military historians and captured the imagination of millions on an emotional and human level. 1812 tells the story of how the most powerful man on earth met his doom, and how the greatest fighting force ever assembled was wiped out. Over 400,000 French and Allied troops died on the disastrous Russian campaign, with the vast majority of the casualties occuring during the frigid winter retreat. Adam Zamoyski tells their story with incredible detail and sympathy, drawing on a wealth of first-hand accounts of the tragedy to create a vivid portrait of an unimaginable catastrophe. power. His intention was to destroy Britain through a total blockade, the Continental System. But Tsar Alexander of Russia refused to apply the blockade, and Napoleon decided to bring him to heel. ramifications on Russian, French, German and, indeed, European history and culture cannot be understated. Adam Zamoyski's epic, enthralling narrative is the definitive account of the events of that dramatic year.

  • The Harpercollins Guide to Euro Disneyland 1992

    This guide is designed to coincide with the opening of Euro Disneyland which takes place in Paris on 9th April 1992. The guide explains how to get there, where to stay, what it will cost to get there and how to see and do all of the events and activities in Disneyland. In addition the book describes the broad spectrum of accommodation and restaurants on offer not only in the immediate area but along all the major routes from each European country to Paris.

  • The Murder at the Vicarage

    Agatha Christie's first ever Miss Marple mystery, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers. 'Anyone who murdered Colonel Protheroe,' declared the parson, brandishing a carving knife above a joint of roast beef, `would be doing the world at large a service!' It was a careless remark for a man of the cloth. And one which was to come back and haunt the clergyman just a few hours later. From seven potential murderers, Miss Marple must seek out the suspect who has both motive and opportunity.

  • The Greatest Benefit to Mankind

    Set to become the standard work on the history of medicine, this book is also a treasure trove of historical surprises. Roy Porter shows how lemons did as much as Nelson to defeat Napoleon and how African slaves became immune to malaria.

  • The Thief of Always

    After a mysterious stranger promises to end his boredom with a trip to the magical Holiday House, ten-year-old Harvey learns that his fun has a high price.

  • The Essential Jung: Selected Writings

    A sparkling and up-to-date new cover for one of Fontana Press's strongest-selling titles. 'Jung was on a giant scale...he was a master physician of the soul in his insights, a profound sage in his conclusions. He is also one of Western Man's great liberators.' J. B. Priestly, Sunday Telegraph 'Jung can sometimes rise to the heights of a Blake or a Nietzsche or a Kierkegaard...like any true prophet or artist, he extended the range of the human imagination...to be able to share Jungian emotions is surely an almost necessary capacity of the free mind.' Philip Toynbee, Observer This compact volume of extracts from the twenty volumes of Jung's published writings presents him clearly, in his own words and in precis. Jung's writing is the key to understanding 20th-century psychology, psychiatry and psychoanalysis. Most of the terms of reference now used ('extrovert', 'collective unconscious', 'archetype') are Jungian. This is essential reading for both students of psychology and the general reader.

  • The Constant Princess

    A splendid and sumptuous historical novel from the internationally bestselling author, Philippa Gregory, telling of the early life of Katherine of Aragon. I was born a princess, destined to be queen, and I know my duty. 1491. Henry VII's eldest son Arthur Tudor, Prince of Wales, has been betrothed since childhood to the Spanish princess Katherine of Aragon. Their marriage will cement the alliance Henry Tudor craves to secure his country. But when Arthur's sudden death leaves an 11-year-old boy heir to the kingdom, Henry Tudor must choose whether to send Katherine back to Spain, or to marry her himself. Katherine has no son from her brief marriage to secure her future; her substantial dowry and his powerful contract are at stake. Henry has reckoned without the determination of a young woman set on fulfilling her own destiny to be a queen - and the ambition of Prince Harry, the future Henry VIII.

  • It Was You, Blue Kangaroo!

    Lily and Blue Kangaroo are inseparable. Whatever Lily does, Blue Kangaroo is there too. But Lily is not always fair, and when she is naughty it is Blue Kangaroo who gets the blame.

  • Quartered Safe Out Here

    After 25 years of chronicling the military misadventures of Flashman, the Victorian arch-cad, George MacDonald Fraser has temporarily deserted fiction to write this, his own personal account of the Burma War. In this book he describes life and death in Nine Section, a small group of hard-bitten and possibly eccentric Cumbrian borderers with whom the author, then 19, served in the last great land campaign of World War II. The book describes the experience when the 17th Black Cat Division captured a vital strongpoint deep in Japanese territory, held it against counter-attack and spearheaded the final assault in which the Japanese armies were torn apart.

  • No Small Thing

    When twelve-year-old Nathaniel and his two sisters, Cid and Queenie, discover an ad for a free pony in the paper, they can hardly believe their luck. The pony is theirs, as long as they can afford to take care of it. But what will their mother say?

    Nat knows things are hard for his mom; his dad walked out on them four years ago. But having a pony would help Nat and Cid stop bickering and it would mean so much to Queenie. When Nat's mother lets them keep it, life is still not easy, but at the end of each day, Nat knows his pony is waiting from him. Until a fire destroys the barn...

    Winner of the Hackmatack Book Award, No Small Thing was also a Silver Birch Honour Book and shortlisted for the Canadian Library Assocation's Book of the Year for Children Award.

  • Teacher's Guide

    This teachers' manual introduces the Thrass approach, skills, procedures and terms used in the THRASS programme.

  • Hazards and Responses

    The second edition of this popular A-level text, brought up to date with new case studies and the latest research.

    This title covers:
    1. Defining and classifying hazards
    2. Hazards and responses
    3. Tectonic hazards: earthquakes
    4. Tectonic hazards: volcanoes
    5. Tectonic hazards: tsunami
    6. Atmospheric hazards
    7. Geomorphological hazards

  • Homework and Cover Lessons: Handy tips

    Series of booklets that will save you time, offering you practical advice and suggestions in French German and Spanish.

  • English Springer Spaniel: An Owner's Guide

    Collins Dog Owner, s Guides is a well-established series of superbly illustrated, practical books for pedigree dog owners. This is the perfect guide for any English Springer Spaniel lover

  • Pack 1

    Answers is a comprehensive and coherent PSHE course for primary schools, based on the appropriate cross-curricular dimensions, skills and themes. Answers Pack 1 is for ages 7-9. The book is supplied with twenty-four A3 posters, in a hard plastic wallet. The book contains almost a hundred photocopiable activity and stimulus sheets, along with detailed guidance on classroom management and invaluable information on other resources. For each of the twenty-four topics covered there are four activities suggested, each based on one or more of the key questions in PSHE. In addition, the pack contains posters for each topic, which ask appropriate stimulating questions, and could be used as part of a more permanent display.

  • Franco

    Generalissimo Francisco Franco, the Caudillo of Spain from the Nationalists' brutal, Fascist-sponsored victory over the Republican government in the Spanish Civil War until his quiet death in 1975, is the subject of this book. The biography presents a mass of new and unknown material about its subject, the fruits of research in the archives of six countries and a plethora of interviews with key figures. Paul Preston is the author of "The Triumph of Democracy in Spain" and "The Spanish Civil War 1936-9".

  • The Time of the Ghost

    Can a ghost from the future save a life in the past? A chilling tale of dark forces and revenge... The ghost turns up one summer day, alone in a world she once knew, among people who were once her family. She knows she is one of four sisters, but which one? She can be sure of only one thing - that there's been an accident. As she struggles to find her identity, she becomes aware of a malevolent force stirring around her. Something terrible is about to happen. One of the sisters will die - unless the ghost can use the future to reshape the past. But how can she warn them, when they don't even know she exists?

  • IOU: The Debt Threat and Why We Must Defuse It

    We are bombarded with images of poverty, terrorism, war and collapsing states. Do we ever question what the root cause of these problems might be? Noreena Hertz, one of the world's leading experts on economic globalization, tackles Third World Debt as a situation that must be resolved if we are ever to see global stability. For every $1 the West gives to developing countries in aid, developing countries pay the West $9 in debt service. At the beginning of the new millennium we are witnessing a global debt crisis of unprecedented size. Sub-Saharan Africa owes $200 billion, Brazil $223.8 billion, Argentina $155 billion. Why does this matter? In this shocking, ground-breaking book, Noreena Hertz shows that these numbers matter because they account for millions of people dying of AIDS; for the rainforests being cut down; for poverty, illiteracy, terrorism and war. These numbers matter because they will affect all of our lives if the balance is not redressed. `IOU' is a story of avarice but also of vulnerability; of power asymmetries and misuse of influence; of corrupt dictators and careless lenders; of Cold War interests and Wall Street pressure; of third world governments who get given it, and third world people who have no access to it. Noreena Hertz, one of the world's leading experts on economic globalisation, argues that this is not an issue of left or right: it is an issue of right versus wrong, of peace versus war. It must be addressed now.

  • Best of Yolanda Adams

    20 songs from this gospel artist, including: Before I Tell Them * Even Me * Gotta Have Love * I'll Always Remember * I'm Free * Let Us Worship Him * More Than a Melody * My Desire * My Everything * Open Arms * Save the World * Take Away * The Only Way * Through the Storm * Trust and Believe * and more.

  • Young Hearts Run Free: The Real Story of the 1970s

    The 1970s is a decade frequently miscast; a parade of fashion disasters backed by a soundtrack of glam rock or frothy, mainstream disco. The generation who grew up in the 1970s remember the decade differently: inflation, strikes, and power cuts; the rise of the National Front; IRA terror campaigns on the British mainland; women's liberation; 'Mean Streets'; 'Taxi Driver' and 'Apocalypse Now'. 'Young Hearts Run Free' tells the story of the 1970s, celebrating the musicians and songs that illuminated the ideas, fashions and sexual revolutions of the decade including: the politicised soul and funk of Curtis Mayfield and Marvin Gaye, the Punk explosion, New Wave, David Bowie and Ziggy Stardust, gay disco, the Stooges, Patti Smith, the Raincoats, Cabaret Voltaire, the Specials, and black British reggae. 'Young Hearts Run Free' uses in-depth research, drawing not only on interviews with musicians, writers, and artists but also a wide range of representatives of the 70s generation. They introduce us to life and music away from the mainstream: nothing bland, nothing obvious, definitely not Abba.

  • Collins Encyclopaedia of Scotland

    Some 3500 entries, totalling 750,000 words written by John and Julia Keay and nearly 150 expert contributors (including public figures such as Lord Home, David Steel and Fitzroy MacLean and a host of academics), describe all the main topographical, historical, social, architectural and industrial features of Scotland from A-Z. In addition, the book includes biographical entries on eminent Scots men and women of the past.

  • The Lake of Souls

    The tenth part of the Saga of Darren Shan - one boy's terrifying journey from human to half-vampire to Vampire Prince. "If you step through after Harkat, you might never come back. Is your friend worth such an enormous risk?" A terrifying new world, a deadly new challenge for Darren Shan, the Vampire Prince. Darren and Harkat face monstrous obstacles on their desperate quest to the Lake of Souls. Will they survive their savage journey? And what awaits them in the murky waters of the dead? Be careful what you fish for...

  • Code Red At The Supermall Mm

    To find the bomber who hit West Edmonton Mall, Tom and Liz Austen must find their way through Galaxyland, 22 waterslides, submarines, 828 stores and a mystery that leads them straight into danger. To write Code Red At The Supermall, Eric Wilson spent endless hours talking to mall goers and sampling everything but the triple-loop Mindbender rollercoaster. Wilson's Liz and Tom Austen mysteries are in constant demand among young people who have found Canada's answer to the Hardy Boys.

  • Wild Flowers

    The ideal portable companion, the world-renowned Collins Gem series returns with a fresh new look and updated material.

  • The Diary of Samuel Pepys: 1666

    The seventh volume of the complete Diary of Samuel Pepys in its most authoritative and acclaimed edition. This complete edition of the Diary of Samuel Pepys comprises eleven volumes - nine volumes of text and footnotes (with an introduction of 120 pages in Volume I), a tenth volume of commentary (The Companion) and an eleventh volume of Index. Each of the first eight volumes contains one whole calendar year of the diary, from January to December. The ninth volume runs from January 1668 to May 1669. The Diary was first published in abbreviated form in 1825. A succession of new editions, re-issues and selections, published in the Victorian ear, made the diary one of the best-known books, and Pepys one of the best-known figures, of English history. But in none of these versions - not even in the Wheatley, which for long stood as the standard edition - was there a reliable, still less a full text, and in none of them was there a commentary with any claim to completeness. This edition was in preparation for many years, and remains the first in which the entire diary is printed and in which an attempt has been made at systematic comment on it. The primary aim of the principal editors was to see that the diary was presented in a manner suitable to the historical and literary importance of its contents. At the same time they had in mind the interests of the wide public of English-speaking people to whom the diarist himself, rather than the importance of what he wrote, is what matters.

  • Card Games: From Snap to Bridge – Games to Suit All Ages

    Collins Gem Card Games provides an introduction to the most played family card games, with clear instructions and guidance on how to master each game.

  • Taking Risks With Watercolour.

    A practical, stimulating and superbly illustrated book for intermediate watercolourists who are looking for greater challenges in their work and who are prepared to experiment with this popular medium.

    Shirley Trevena's watercolours are visually inspiring, vibrant with colour and strong in composition. This book shows what stunning results she achieves and how she does it by taking risks with watercolour. Although watercolour can be a difficult medium to handle, Shirley maintains that you get the best results if you have no sense of fear and just let yourself enjoy watercolour's fascinating versatility.

    Taking you through her paintings from the first concept to the finished watercolour, Shirley explains and illustrates her prize-winning techniques for producing luminous and colourful watercolours. She covers a wide range of topics, encouraging the reader to experiment with vibrant colour, dynamic composition, tone, and bold textures and patterns to produce exciting still life, landscape and flower paintings. She also explains what to do if things go wrong, and how to develop your paintings successfully and move on in your work.

  • The United Kingdom

    Book 1 of this three-book course builds on work at the primary level. It begins the series' concentric geographical coverage by exploring themes and case studies from the UK.

    1 A sense of place
    2 OS mapwork
    3 Settlement
    4 Weather and climate
    5 Coasts
    6 Industry
    7 Environment
    8 Biogeography

  • C. S. Lewis Essay Collection: Faith, Christianity and the Church

    The definitive collection of religious essays by C.S. Lewis, plus a selection of letters, brought together in a substantial paperback volume As well as his many books, letters and poems, C.S. Lewis also wrote a great number of essays and shorter pieces on various subjects. He wrote extensively on Christian theology and the defence of faith, but also on various ethical issues and on the nature of literature and story-telling. This second volume (of two) collects together all Lewis's religious essays. Grouped together by topic, there are over 50 essays covering The Search for God, Aspects of Faith, The Christian in the World, The Church, and also a selection of his Letters on the subject of Christianity.

  • To Ride Hell's Chasm

    An epic fantasy standalone novel from the author of the stunning Wars of Light and Shadow series. When Princess Anja fails to appear at her betrothal banquet, the tiny, peaceful kingdom of Sessalie is plunged into intrigue.

    When Princess Anja fails to appear at her betrothal banquet, the tiny, peaceful kingdom of Sessalie is plunged into intrigue. Two warriors are charged with recovering the distraught king's beloved daughter. Taskin, Commander of the Royal Guard, whose icy competence and impressive life-term as the Crown's right-hand man command the kingdom's deep-seated respect; and Mykkael, the rough-hewn newcomer who has won the post of Captain of the Garrison - a scarred veteran with a deadly record of field warfare, whose 'interesting' background and foreign breeding are held in contempt by court society.

    As the princess's trail vanishes outside the citadel's gates, anxiety and tension escalate. Mykkael's investigations lead him to a radical explanation for the mystery, but he finds himself under suspicion from the court factions. Will Commander Taskin's famous fair-mindedness be enough to unravel the truth behind the garrison captain's dramatic theory: that the resourceful, high-spirited princess was not taken by force, but fled the palace to escape a demonic evil?

  • Hercule Poirot. Murder in the Mews

    Murder, stolen plans, a mysterious death and a menage a trois - four intriguing novellas featuring Hercule Poirot... How did a woman holding a pistol in her right hand manage to shoot herself in the left temple? What was the link between a ghost sighting and the disappearance of top secert military plans? How did the bullet that killed Sir Gervase shatter a mirror in another part of the room? And who destroyed the `eternal triangle' of love involving renowned beauty, Valentine Chantry? Hercule Poirot is faced with four mystifying cases - Murder in the Mews, The Incredible Theft, Dead Man's Mirror and Triangle at Rhodes - each a miniature classic of characterisation, incident and suspense.

  • Anna and Mister God

    A stunning 30th anniversary edition of the best-selling Mister God This Is Anna, together with the sequels, Anna's Book, Anna and the Black Knight, with a new preface by Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury. "I knew her on her own terms, the way she demanded to be known: from the inside first. 'Most of an angel is in the inside', and this is the way I learned to know her -- my first angel." Anna was four years old when Fynn, then only 16 himself, found her wandering round London's Docklands one foggy night in the 1930s. As she was badly neglected and virtually abandoned by her parents, he took her home to be cared for by his own family. The impact of this extraordinary child on Fynn, his friends and the people in their neighbourhood was to be immense. Nobody who met Anna could remain the same: this intelligent, lively, precocious chatterbox had an outlook on life which completely undercut adult pretensions and illusions. Anna's influence continues today. Anyone dipping into her thought-processes falls under the spell of her luminous innocence, wisdom and intimate relationship with 'Mister God'. Her artless and transparent conversations with the Almighty speak to the heart and are often recorded using her own unique and colourful spelling. With humour and insight, Fynn movingly recounts Anna's short life and abundantly rich philosophy in these three timeless books, bound together in this stunning, 30th Anniversary edition.

  • More Than a Game: The Story of Cricket's Early Years

    The former Prime Minister examines the history of one of the great loves of his life.

    Throughout John Major's life, one of the constant factors has been his deep love of cricket. In this sumptuously illustrated book he delves deep into the game's history, tracing its development from its rustic beginnings to the international sport we know today. Along the way he examines - and at times demolishes - many cherished myths. Among the subjects to which he pays particular attention are the changing social role of cricket, developments in the rules, the emergence of the professional player, the game's spread throughout the British Empire and the part it has played in cementing international relations.

    John Major's history of cricket reflects not only his lifelong passion for the game, but the depth of his research among a wealth of hitherto neglected but fascinating sources. It is a significant addition to the already rich literature of the greatest game of all.

  • Why Am I Afraid to Love?

    Tradition has it that God's second commandment is that we should love one another. Why is it so hard?

  • Life In The Balance

    To Canadians, Dr. Marla Shapiro, or "Dr. Marla," is best known as the respected medical authority seen on television and in newspapers. But on Friday, August 13, 2004, Dr. Marla found out she had an invasive form of breast cancer. Like the more than 20,000 Canadian women who are diagnosed with this disease every year, Dr. Marla Shapiro found her world changed forever. unlike most of those women, however, her status as a physician meant she had an insider's knowledge of the disease and its treatment.

    Life in the Balance is Dr. Shapiro's intimate, inspiring and often surprising account of her battle with breast cancer, from the shock of the initial diagnosis to multiple surgeries, chemotherapy and her agonizing decision to have both breasts removed, followed by reconstructive surgery and recovery. A story infused with emotion, humour, family support and Dr. Shapiro's unwavering passion to learn--and teach--this is a book for anyone who has been touched by cancer or who knows someone who has.

  • The History of Middle-earth: Part 2 - the Lord of the Rings

    A new one-volume edition of the four books which comprise The History of The Lord of the Rings. J.R.R. Tolkien is famous the world over for his unique literary creation, exemplified in The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion. What is less well known, however, is that he also produced a vast amount of further material that greatly expands upon the stories that were published, and which herein gives added life to the tales of the hobbits, Gandalf and the quest of the Fellowship as told in The Lord of the Rings. It was to this enormous task of literary construction that Tolkien's youngest son and literary heir, Christopher, applied himself to produce the monumental and endlessly fascinating series of twelve books, The History of Middle-earth. This brand new hardback edition brings together volumes VI - IX of The History of Middle-earth - The Return of the Shadow, The Treason of Isengard, The War of the Ring and Sauron Defeated - into one volume. Together these books give a fascinating and complete account of the writing of The Lord of the Rings, and provide the reader with numerous additional scenes, together with rare maps and illustrations, which never made it into the final book, including the epilogue in its entirety. Epic in scope and extent, this second hardback volume of a planned trilogy will present the reader with a unique opportunity: to collect a complementary set of each hardback volume in The Complete History of Middle-earth series.

  • The Turning

    From the internationally acclaimed, Booker-shortlisted authorof Dirt Music and The Riders comes a mesmerizing collectionof overlapping stories set in small-town Western Australia. Thesesearing and evocative stories examine the frailty of ordinarypeople and illuminate the turnings in life—the sudden detours,awkward awakenings and mid-life regrets—where each charactermust face the realization that the past always lives on in thepresent. This portrait of a starkly beautiful landscape and thecharacters that people it is a perfect mirror for Winton’s remarkableimagination.

  • the one minute sales person: the quickest way to more sales with less stress

    Teaches how to apply the secrets of One Minute Manager to have customers falling over themselves to buy your product. Spencer Johnson - author of Number one bestselling business book Who Moved My Cheese? and business guru Larry Wilson teach the principles of the One Minute Manager to the sales-person in this motivational business book. Practical advice is offered to help the struggling salesman - covering useful pointers for how to behave such as :treat customers like people, listen carefully to their needs, use after-sale calls to generate good will and referrals; as well as motivational, confidence boosting tricks which help bring sales to completion with minimum of effort. Spencer and Larry prove that bad track records can be smashed by applying the simple techniques learnt here and by "helping people...to feel good about what they buy." Creating positive mental states in the customer and the salesperson provides the right environment for a sale. This book is the quick., easy and fun way to achieve success in sales.

  • THE BOOK OF EELS

    What has been the dish of kings, the subject of myths and the traveller of epic and mysterious journeys? The eel. Beginning life in the Sargasso Sea, the eel travels across the ocean, lives for twenty or so years, and then is driven by some instinct back across the ocean to spawn and die. And the next generation starts the story again. No one knows why the eels return, or how the orphaned elvers learn their way back. One man discovered, after many adventures, the breeding ground of all eels - and he is the hero of this book. Eels were being caught and consumed 5000 years before the birth of Christ - Aristotle and Pliny wrote about them; Romans regarded them as a peerless delicacy; Egyptians accorded them semi-sacred status; English kings died of overeating them. There are many strange practices among eel fishers all over the world, and many great fortunes based upon the eel harvest. The Book of Eels, a combination of social comment, biography and natural history, is also a fascinating and witty account of Tom Fort's obsession with the eel, his journeying to discover the eel in all its habitats, and the people he meets in his pursuit.

  • Pilates for a Flat Stomach: Core Strength in Just 15 Minutes a Day

    Just 15 minutes a day will work wonders to give you the flat stomach you've always wanted! Pilates is well-known as one of the best forms of exercise for people who want a longer, leaner physique. In this text Anna Selby has selected the specific exercises you need to do to achieve the toned stomach you've always dreamed of. Just 15 minutes a day of the low-impact, high energy Pilates exercises that work on your abdominal muscles will not only improve the appearance of your stomach, but will also work the muscles that support your back, improving your posture and making you feel great. The book is specifically aimed at people with a busy lifestyle.

  • Carte routière : North America (en anglais)

    MAIN FEATURES Physical map with attractive layer colouring and including roads, railways, cities and towns. AREA OF COVERAGE All of the continent of North America from the Caribbean to the Arctic. INCLUDES Comprehensive place names index on reverse of the sheet. Continent FactFile on back of cover. WHO THE PRODUCT IS AIMED AT Armchair traveller and for general reference. OTHER PRODUCTS IN THE CONTINENTAL MAP SERIES Africa Asia Europe South America World

  • Amanda's Wedding

    Who cares that Fraser McConnald has worn the same pair of Converse trainers for the last three years and that his castle is a pile of rubble with one Calor Gas heater - she'll be titled ! Gentle, decent Fraser is clearly ignorant of her wiles, and Mel and Fran, still smarting from the memory of all the mean things Amanda put them through in their days at Portmount Comprehensive, set out to sabotage mismatch of the century. So between fighting off the attentions of a love-crazed accountant, keeping Fran's deadly manoeuvres with the opposite sex under control and trying to win her own war of love with the elusive but gorgeous Alex, Mel finds herself attending a wild Scottish stag night, a hen night from hell, and preparing for a wedding that's everything you'd wish on your worst enemy.

  • Understanding Property Law

    This book explains how British property law works in today's ever-changing commercial climate, and examines the impact of new technology, new precedent and European rulings on legal interpretation. In this guide to the current state of the nation's laws of property, the authors provide an account of the state of the law, and take account of the changes wrought in British poverty law in recent years.

  • Where Eagles Dare

    The classic World War Ii thriller from the acclaimed master of action and suspense. Now reissued in a new cover style. One winter night, seven men and a woman are parachuted onto a mountainside in wartime Germany. Their objective: an apparently inaccessible castle, headquarters of the Gestapo. Their mission: to rescue a crashed American general before the Nazi interrogators can force him to reveal secret D-Day plans.

  • France the Beautiful Cookbook: Notecards

    A collection of blank notecards that offers a lovely way to send personalized greetings and thoughtful gifts.

  • California: The Beautiful Cookbook

    Each title in this award-winning series offers an exquisite region-by-region taste tour filled with culinary specialties and surprises. Included in each large-format volume are gorgeous food and landscape photographs.

  • C. S. LEWIS

    This is the true story of C.S. Lewis - one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century - whose books for children and adults have become much-loved classics.

    Part of the story of C.S. Lewis has been made famous through the film 'Shadowlands'. Here this fascinating man's entire life-story is told by those who knew him personally.

    C.S. Lewis was born in Belfast in 1898 and was sent to England for a public school education with his elder brother, Warren. Lewis exhibited a genius for imagination and perception from his earliest years. Brought up in a Christian household, Lewis lost his faith in his teenage years but was to regain it, with reluctance, as a fellow at Magdalen College, Oxford. His faith subsequently influenced his writings. He became a vigorous champion of the Christian faith through classics such as Mere Christianity and through his BBC broadcasts.

    His Chronicles of Narnia became children's classics and he was deluged with correspondence from his young readers.

    In his latter years he unexpectedly fell deeply in love with a divorced American, Joy Greshem, and married her, only to suffer the devastation of her death a few years later. C.S. Lewis died in 1963 at his home in Oxford.

    During his lifetime C.S. Lewis suggested to his friend, Roger Lancelyn Green, who was a fellow English scholar, that he would undertake his biography one day. After Lewis's death in 1963 Lancelyn Green and Walter Hooper were approached by several of Lewis's friends, to write the biography. Warren Lewis, brother to Jack, contributed a great deal to the writing. The authors had at their disposal a vast collection of letters and diaries, as well as the recollections of many surviving family members and friends.

    Walter Hooper has enhanced the original text with additional material to provide a new, expanded edition which all C.S. Lewis fans will be keen to own.

  • CAESAR

    For centuries, Julius Caesar has endured in our collective imagination as a favorite among historians and scholars, playwrights and poets. In legend he lives as the great conqueror "of" Rome's immense empire, a remarkable diplomat and writer, an unrivaled heartbreaker, and a man of relentless determination who met a seemingly tragic end.

    "Caesar" examines the riveting story of a complex man within the context of the crisis of the Roman republic. Meier vividly reconstructs the distinctive features of this age by emphasizing the prevalent educational practices that imposed limitations on individual development. Meier clearly shows that Caesar early on established himself as a man whose unique drive, self-confidence, and detachment would bring him into continual conflict with established institutions.

    What were the political and social forces that shaped and challenged this extraordinary individual? And how did this larger-than-life leader truly affect the fate of the Roman republic and the course of history? Internationally renowned historian Christian Meier explores these questions in the most authoritative and accessible account ot Julius Caesar's life, career, and legacy.

  • PLACEBO: Mind over Matter in Modern Medicine

    A lucid and stimulating explanation of how the body's natural healing mechanisms work - and how they can be triggered in non-chemical ways via the 'placebo effect'.

    Can we really cure ourselves of disease by the power of thought alone? Faith healers and alternative therapists are convinced that we can, but what does science say?

    Contrary to public perception, orthodox medical opinion is remarkably confident about the healing powers of the mind. For the past fifty years, doctors have been taught that placebos such as sugar pills and water injections can relieve virtually any kind of medical condition. Yet placebos only work if you believe they work, so the medical confidence in the power of the placebo effect has provided scientific legitimacy to popular claims about the healing powers of the mind.

    In this intriguing exploration, Dylan Evans exposes the flaws in the scientific research into the placebo effect and reveals the limits of what can and cannot be cured by thought alone. Drawing on new ideas in immunology and evolutionary biology, Evans proposes a new theory about how placebos work, and asks some searching questions about our concepts of health and disease.

  • HIZZY

    Steve Hislop was one of the most famous motorcycle racers in the world. He had always been a controversial and outspoken character having had many famous clashes and splits with teams and riders over the years, not always to his advantage. Season 2003 was no different. Steve's life was incredible, funny and ultimately tragic.

    Hislop made his debut in 1979 on a bike paid for by his father, but when the latter died of a heart-attack, he embarked on a self-destructive quest that resulted in more crashed bikes and cars than he can remember. Three years later his brother Garry was killed racing at Silloth.

    It looked as if he would never race again but while on holiday at the Isle of Man TT races in 1983, he was mesmerised by the sight of Joey Dunlop and he knew he had to try it.

    He took to the roads immediately, amassing an amazing career record of 11 wins and was the first rider in history to lap the course at an average speed of over 120mph. Hizzy's TT victories over big name rivals like Joey Dunlop and Carl Fogarty made him a living legend beyond the confines of just the UK. He turned his back on the Isle of Man in 1994, claiming it was too fast and dangerous for modern superbikes.

    However, he had already proved he was just as fast on purpose-built short circuits having won the British 250cc championship in 1990 and then went on to win the British Superbike (BSB) title in 1995 and 2002.

    Defending a title is always difficult and made even harder when your current team doesn't give you a new contract. However, season 2003 started positively for Steve, inasmuch as he found a new team, but he was sacked half way through the season after a string of poor results on an uncompetitive bike. These events, however, paled into insignificance when Steve was killed in July 2003 when the helicopter he was flying crashed in a remote Scottish border region. His book is a fitting tribute to a motor racing legend.

  • A Day in the Life of the NHL

    To some, March 23, 1996, may have just been another Saturday, but for 26 National Hockey League teams, more than 600 professional hockey players, countless men and women behind the scenes and millions of fans, March 23 will be forever remembered as A Day in the Life of: The National Hockey League.

    During the heat of pre-playoff competition, 80 of the world's best sports and lifestyle photographers set out to create images depicting the thrill and excitement of the National Hockey League. Beginning at 12 a.m., these renowned photographers sought out the essence and spirit of "the Coolest Game on Earth," not only through the players but also through the fans, officials, families, media, past NHLers and the countless others for whom NHL hockey is more than just a game. They captured the mounting excitement as the ice was prepped, the sticks taped, the microphones checked and as 18 teams prepared both mentally and physically for nine games across North America: They also covered the eight other teams as they traveled, practiced and prepared for their games in days ahead. The resulting visual celebration, with over 300 photographs created both on and off the ice, presents a never-before-seen look at A Day in the Life of: The National Hockey League.

    In addition to dramatic photographs of game action, A Day in the Life of: The National Hockey League features candid portraits of some of hockey's current superstars, including Wayne Gretzky, Pavel Bure, Brett Hull and Mario Lemieux.

    Also featured are coaches, such as Mike Keenan and Scotty Bowman, former hockey greats such as Denis Potvin and Henri Richard as well as a look into the NHL offices as they prepare for A Day in the Life of: The National Hockey League. These captivating photographs are accompanied by essays written by some of North America's foremost sports writers. With a foreword by NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, A Day in the Life of: The National Hockey League is a tribute to NHL hockey throughout North America, both in words and pictures.

  • Where Rainbows End

    Now filmed as Love, Rosie. A story about love. And how life can get in the way... From naughty children to rebellious teenagers, Rosie and Alex have stuck by each other through thick and thin. But just as they're discovering the joys of teenage nights on the town and dating disasters, they're separated. Alex's family moves from Dublin to America - and Alex goes with them. For good. Rosie's lost without her best friend. But on the eve of her departure to join Alex in Boston, Rosie gets news that will change her life forever - and keep her at home in Ireland. Their magical connection sees them through the ups and downs of each other's lives but neither of them knows whether their friendship can really survive the years and miles - as well as new relationships. And at the back of Rosie's mind is whether they were meant to be more than just good friends all along. Misunderstandings, circumstances and sheer bad luck have kept them out of each others' arms, but when presented with the ultimate opportunity, will they gamble everything - including their friendship - for true love? Destiny, Alex and Rosie discover, is a funny thing and fate isn't quite done with them yet...

  • Percy and the Badger

    Nick Butterworth's well known and much loved character Percy the Park Keeper stars in this beautifully told story for early readers. Percy tries to persuade a reluctant Badger to take a bath. Badger doesn't want to, so Percy takes a bath instead - only to find he has some unexpected comapany when Badger falls in the water with him!

    - Blue/Band 4 books offer longer, repeated patterns with
    sequential events and integrated literary and
    natural language.

    - Text type - A story with a familiar setting.

    - A storyboard on pages 14 and 15 provides children with the opportunity to retell the story in their own words.

    - Curriculum links - Geography: our local area; Citizenship: animals and us.

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  • Politics of the Judiciary

    This classic account of how the judiciary cannot act neutrally, but must act politically, now in its fifth edition John Griffith's controversial book has been fully revised and updated to consider the latest developments in relations between politicians and the judiciary: Michael Howard's conflict with the judges, miscarriages of justice, the Criminal Justice Act, the increased use of Judicial Review, the effects of anti-trade union legislation of the 1980s, and so on. `An instant classic... it is the achievement of Professor Griffith's book to life the debate to an altogether better level... he has, in effect, thrown down the gauntlet to any believer in the neutrality of the judiciary, or in its independence from government.' Guardian `Present in detail, cogently and without hysteria, a controversial view.' The Times `A stimulating and provocative study.' TImes Educational Supplement.

  • Mind Maps for Kids: An Introduction

    Mind Mapping is a breakthrough system of planning and note-taking that cuts homework time in half and makes schoolwork fun. Mind Maps for Kids is Tony Buzan's first book written specially for a younger audience, suitable for ages 7 to 14.

    Tony Buzan has been teaching children all over the world for the past thirty years and has proved that Mind Maps are the magic formula in the classroom: remembering facts and figures is a piece of cake, planning is a doddle and getting stuck for an answer is a thing of the past.

    In Mind Maps for Kids, Tony Buzan explains this amazing system using step-by-step examples in every subject across the curriculum. He shows just how easy Mind Mapping is and how it can help kids to
    - remember things and concentrate better
    - make clearer and better notes
    - revise and ace exams!
    - come up with ideas and unlock the imagination
    - save time

    Mind Maps for Kids is a full-colour workbook, with the emphasis on having fun. As well as tips for improving memory and concentration, the book is packed with jokes, cartoons and brainteasers.

    Mind Mapping is the shortcut to success that puts kids one step (and sometimes miles!) ahead.

  • H.M.S. Surprise

    Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin tales are widely acknowledged to be the greatest series of historical novels ever written. H.M.S. Surprise follows the variable fortunes of Captain Jack Aubrey's career in Nelson's navy as he attempts to hold his ground against admirals, colleagues and the enemy, accepting a mission to convey a British ambassador to the East Indies. The voyage takes him and his friend Stephen Maturin to the strange sights and smells of the Indian sub-continent, and through the archipelago of spice islands where the French have a near-overwhelming superiority. Rarely has a novel managed to convey more vividly the fragility of a sailing ship in a wild sea. Rarely has a historical novelist combined action and lyricism of style in the way that O' Brian does. His superb sense of place, brilliant characterisation, and a vigour and joy of writing lift O'Brian above any but the most exalted of comparisons.

  • PCOS Diet Book: How you can use the nutritional approach to deal with polycystic ovary syndrome

    The nutritional answer for all women sufferers of polycystic ovary syndrome, a condition which affects one in ten women Having established herself as the authority on PCOS Colette Harris now provides a practical plan for sufferers of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome with the `PCOS Diet Book'. The book explains how - with the right nutritional approach - you can lose weight, improve your skin, aid fertility and overcome exhaustion, depression and mood swings. Various diets to suit each individual, accessible explanations of nutritional science and hormonal health, combined with an emphasis upon personal and emotional well-being make this title essential reading for all PCOS sufferers.

  • Collins Health and Social Care for Intermediate GNVQ

    A specially revised edition for everyone starting an Intermediate Part One GNVQ Health and Social Care course in September 1999. Originally published in 1996 for GNVQ Intermediate, it has been tried and trusted by GNVQ students and teachers alike. The contents reflect the 1995 pilot specifications for Part One Intermediate GNVQ Health and Social Care. There is an additional section dealing specifically with work placement in a care setting. Contents: * Introduction * Unit 1 (Unit A) -- Promoting health and well-being * Unit 2 (Unit B) -- Influences on health and well-being * Unit 3 (Unit C) -- Health and social services * Work placement in a care setting * Glossary * Index * Answers

  • Phantom

    An outstanding author in the vein of Robert Jordan whose fan base is growing with every book. Wonderfully creative and stirring epic fantasy set in an fascinating world rich in detail, history and incredible violence. Advertising in the fantasy and mainstream press, plus nationwide outdoor advertising to reach millions of book lovers

  • Collins Gem School Thesaurus

    A brand-new school thesaurus in the best-selling Gem format, for 11+. This brand-new thesaurus has been written specially to help with homework. It provides thousands of synonyms to increase vocabulary, with the most important synonyms highlighted to help students make the right choice. It is suitable for 11+.

  • FLASHMAN ON THE MARCH: from the Flashman Papers 1867-8

    Coward, scoundrel, lover and cheat, but there is no better man to go into the jungle with. Join Flashman in his adventures as he survives fearful ordeals and outlandish perils across the four corners of the world. Who better to undertake a perilous mission into deepest Abyssinia, to rescue Britons held hostage by a mad emperor? When it comes to skulking in Ali Baba disguise or seducing barbarian monarchs, nobody does it better than Harry Flashman.

  • The Best of France

    Of all the world's cuisines, none endures so well as that of the French. From the boulevards of Paris to the farmhouse kitchens of Provence, these classic foods bring elegance and sophistication to tables around the world.With The Best of France,food editor Evie Righter has carefully assembled the very finest examples of French culinary techniques in a single, memorable volume. From haute and novelle cuisine to country and bistro fare, she shares the recipes and the secrets of France's chefs de cuisine in a fresh and accessible style that assures perfect results every time.Here are the simple yet fundamental beef, chicken, and fish stocks used every day of the year; the familiar favorites like Onion Soup, Cheese Soufflé and Ratatouille; distinguished classics including Rack of Lamb and Cré me Brulée; even the healthful new preparationssuch as Fish in Parchment Paper, Grilled Vegetables, and Fruit Sorbet. Each is the best of its kind.Color photographs throughout feature both the dishes themselves and the unforgettable French settings from which they emerge. An essential reference for any cook,The Best of France helps turn an ordinary meal into an event.

  • The Ministry: The Inside Story of Japan's Ministry of Finance

    The extraordinary account of how Japan's most powerful institution, the Ministry of Finance, maintains tenacious control over the nation's economy. * This first full-length expose of Japan's all-powerful institution, the Ministry of Finance, not only reveals the inner workings of the Ministry but also sounds a warning about the impact of its growing abuses of power on world financial markets. * Japan's Ministry of Finance -- the mighty Okurasho -- controls the majority of the country's largest corporations, banks, and national financial institutions. Yet, it bows to neither Parliament nor Prime Minister. In effect, its actions can sway the Japanese economy and affect financial markets worldwide. The real danger lies in the fact that it has focused on nation-building at any cost, acting increasingly from pure unenlightened self-interest -- as evidenced by its role in the recent Daiwa scandal.

  • The Magician's Nephew

    A paperback edition of The Magician's Nephew, Book One in the classic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis. This edition is complete with interior art by the original illustrator, Pauline Baynes. On a daring quest to save a life, two friends are hurled into another world, where an evil sorceress seeks to enslave them. But then the lion Aslan's song weaves itself into the fabric of a new land, a land that will be known as Narnia. And in Narnia, all things are possible. The Magician's Nephew is the first book in C. S. Lewis's classic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Narnia, which has captivated readers of all ages for over sixty years. This is a stand-alone novel, but if you would like to journey through the wardrobe and back to Narnia, read The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the second book in The Chronicles of Narnia.

  • Impromptu Op. 19

    After the publication of the choral score, he revised the work in Spring 1910. The first edition of the piano-vocal score presented here contained, apart from the original Swedish text, a singable translation in German and English. Performances of the work with piano accompaniment were expressly allowed by Sibelius.

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 2 : A Clash of Kings

    Martin's fantasy epic continues, as bloodshed and alchemy lay waste the Seven Kingdoms in the second volume of }A Song Of Ice And Fire{. The first title in the series was }A Game Of Thrones{

  • The Diary of Samuel Pepys: 1660

    The first volume of the complete Diary of Samuel Pepys in its most authoritative and acclaimed edition. This complete edition of the Diary of Samuel Pepys comprises eleven volumes - nine volumes of text and footnotes (with an introduction of 120 pages in Volume I), a tenth volume of commentary (The Companion) and an eleventh volume of Index. Each of the first eight volumes contains one whole calendar year of the diary, from January to December. The ninth volume runs from January 1668 to May 1669. The Diary was first published in abbreviated form in 1825. A succession of new editions, re-issues and selections, published in the Victorian era, made the Diary one of the best-known books, and Pepys one of the best-known figures, of English history. But in none of these versions - not even in the Wheatley, which for long stood as the standard edition - was there a reliable, still less a full text, and in none of them was there a commentary with any claim to completeness. This edition was in preparation for many years, and remains the first in which the entire Diary is printed and in which an attempt has been made at systematic comment on it. The primary aim of the principal editors was to see that the Diary was presented in a manner suitable to the historical and literary importance of its contents. At the same time they had in mind the interests of the wide public of English-speaking people to whom the diarist himself, rather than the importance of what he wrote, is what matters.

  • Antarctica: Exploring a Fragile Eden

    A beautiful large-format history of a surprisingly fragile Eden. 'A journey to Antarctica changes your life. It forces you to take a long hard look at the state of our planet and its last wild places!Antarctica promises man the chance to do something that he has never done before -- commit to the preservation of a vast wilderness, simply because it exists.' Best known for their African safaris, Jonathan and Angela Scott's other passion lies in their travels to Antarctica. When the sun sets at the end of a hot day in the Mara-Serengeti, they long for the austere and beautiful landscape of the Antarctic. A journey to the southern ocean offers an array of emblematic creatures -- penguins, albatrosses, seals and whales. A spectacular number of birds flock to the breeding colonies there each year, and whales gather in the southern oceans to feed during the Antarctic summer making it the perfect location for whale watching. But the recent boom in tourism is only the latest in a long history of man's attempt to own and exploit this icy wilderness. Weaving together the discovery stories of explorers such as Cook, Shackleton, Scott and Amundsen, with the ecological stories of whaling, mining and the greenhouse effect, the Scotts reveal man's impact on this remote and austere sanctuary for wildlife.

  • Carte touristique : Madeira (en anglais)

    This large-scale road map of Madeira contains tourist information, town plans of Funchal, Porto Santo, and Machico and text in English, Portuguese, French and German.

  • Authenticity: Brands, Fakes, Spin and the Lust for Real Life

    David Boyle guides us through the next big thing in Western living - the determined rejection of the fake, the virtual, the spun and the mass-produced, in the search for authenticity. The charms of the global and virtual future we were all brought up to expect, where meals would be eaten in the form of pills and machines would do all our work, have worn rather thin. It's not that we don't want all the advantages of progress, we just want a future that manages to be local and real too. Tracking the struggle for reality from Japanese theme parks to mock-Tudor villas and from Byron to Big Brother, `Authenticity' explains where our reactions against spin and fakeness come from - and where they are going. The current revival of real food, real business, real culture flies in the face of expert opinion from politicians, economists, advertisers and big business - and they're having to run to keep up as our hype attention-span gets ever shorter. Optimistic, witty, highly thought-provoking and packed with fascinating stories, Boyle's search asks whether coolness is dead, how real reality is and whether realpolitik can ever change into real politics. He puts authenticity firmly on the map, lifting the lid on all the other symptoms of this powerful new phenomenon - revealing the unexpected force that looks set to change all our lives.

  • Out of the Frying Pan

    The stories from his childhood in Somerset are vivid and moving: his grandfather with his tin leg, his mother at the mills, and his uncle, the ferret keeper, and the black sheep of the family for 'carrying on' with married women.

  • Scones, Muffins, and Tea Cakes: Breakfast Breads and Teatime Spreads

    Delicious and comforting, scones, muffins, tea cakes, and biscuits make classy accompaniments at brunches, teas, luncheons and suppers. They also stand on their own at breakfast snack time.Scones, Muffins & Tea Cakes: Breakfast Breads and Teatime Spreads is an invitingly designed, photographed and priced collection of more than 54 recipes for quick breads and spreads. Many of the recipes and photographs have been chosen from the acclaimed Country Garden Cookbook series, the recipient of prestigious awards for food photography by Deborah Jones and Kathryn Kleinman. Also included; are newly developed recipes that take advantage~ of modern baking equipment such as mini-muffin and tops-only baking pans. Heidi haughy Cusick, the editor of Picnics, has selected a tantalizing assortment of recipes such as Banana and Butternut Squash Bread, Lemon Scones, and Spicy Green Onion Corn Muffins. Scones, Muffins & Tea Cakes also features entertaining tips and original occasion menus, such as "Sunday Morning on the Veranda" and "A Victorian Christmas Tea," plus over 18 recipes for sweet and savory spreads including Lemon Curd, Cranberry and Nectarine jam, Herb Flower Butter, and traditional Clotted Cream.

    This definitive assemblage of recipes is lavishly photographed and illustrated to offer cooks not only luscious baking inspiration, but also dozens of versatile serving ideas as well.

  • Tunnels of Blood - The Saga of Darren Shan, Book 3

    Darren Shan and Evra Von follow a trail of corpses and confront a foul creature of the night. A new enemy or Mr Crepsley? When Mr Crepsley is called upon by the Vampire Generals, Darren and the snake-boy, Evra Von, leave the Cirque Du Freak and travel with him to the city. Whilst there, Darren meets Debbie and his life as a Vampire's Assistant fades into the background - until corpes are found. Corpses drained of blood... Suspicious of Mr Crepsley's secretive bahaviour, Darren and Evra shadow him across the city and confront a creature of the night who may be the end of them all...

  • Birds

    The ideal portable companion, the world-renowned Collins Gem series returns with a fresh new look and updated material.

  • Carte routière : Venezuela, Columbia, Ecuador (en anglais)

    A brand new map of Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador highlighting the key tourist features and classified road network against a background of hillshading and attractive layer colouring. Scale 1:4 000 000; 1 cm to 40 km; 1 inch to 63 miles MAIN FEATURES Detailed physical map with attractive hillshading and layer colouring and showing key tourist sites, areas of natural beauty, local activity centres and main transport links. AREA OF COVERAGE All of Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador, extending from the Atlantic coast in the north and east to the Andes and Pacific coast in the west and Brazil and Peru in the south. INCLUDES Useful features include detailed city maps of Caracas, Quito, Guayaqil, Bogota and Cartagena, essential travel connections guide and distance chart. Comprehensive place name index to towns, villages and places of interest on reverse of sheet. WHO THE PRODUCT IS AIMED AT The ideal map for the independent traveller for both planning and using on a trip. Also useful for home and business reference. OTHER PRODUCTS IN THE SERIES Argentina & Chile Brazil Peru, Bolivia & Ecuador Mexico & Guatemala

  • ’Arry: An Autobiography

    The hugely entertaining autobiography of one of the most popular and highly respected managers in the English Football League.

    Mention West Ham United FC and the name Harry Redknapp immediately springs to mind. The Hammers' boss is an institution in the game; his experience of English football in the Nineties from the perspective of one club is unsurpassed.

    His was a controversial appointment, as he took over as manager at West Ham in 1994 to succeed former favourite Billy Bonds. But Redknapp broke the mould: he was one of the first Premiership managers to recruit heavily from abroad, and he gives a refreshing insight into how such players as Raducioiu, Dani, Boogers and other foreign buys adjusted - or in many cases, failed - to adapt to the frenetic pace and unique culture of English football.

    More recently he has proved a shrewd investor in British talent. The likes of Trevor Sinclair, Neil Ruddock and Ian Wright have ensured that the Hammers have been a force to be reckoned with throughout this season's Premiership campaign.

    Away from football, Redknapp recalls his narrow escape from a near-fatal car accident in 1990 and the unique relationship with son Jamie, a quality player for Liverpool and England who is now married to pop star Louise.

    In an extra chapter to the original hardback edition, Harry comments on the Hammers' performance during the 1998-99 season, and reveals the truth behind the many colourful and often controversial incidents that have beset the East End club in recent months.

  • A Letter to New Zealand

    Have you ever wondered what happens when you drop your letter in the postbox? How does a letter get from your home town to the other side of the world in just a few days? In this book you will see what happens at every stage of a letter's journey from Jack in England to his penpal, Tama, in New Zealand.

  • Rose Elliot's Vegetarian Meals in Minutes

    In this cookbook for vegetarians on-the-go, Rose Elliot shows you how to create tasty, original, meat-free meals - fast! It contains over 200 recipes for every occasion, all ready to eat in under half an hour.

  • The Tulip Touch (Collins Drama)

    A stunning adaptation for schools by the Children's Laureate Anne Fine, of her much-loved children's novel. Why is Tulip always in trouble? And why does Natalie find Tulip's dangerous games so fascinating. A powerful story about troubled teenagers and their relationship to the adult world. The Tulip Touch is suitable for class work, drama lessons and school productions. The resource material includes advice on staging the play, ideas for improvisation arising from the script, poems and extracts from fictional and non-fictional writing. The issues of parenthood, families, growing up and peer pressure are explored through drama, discussion and written work.

  • The Times Quick Crossword Book 9

    Give your memory a workout and hone your general knowledge with 80 definition-style puzzles from The Times2 section. Containing 80 definition-style puzzles all reflecting the T2's unique style, and encompassing a wide range of topics from geography, to literature, history and culture, this collection will test your word power and boost your general knowledge to boot. Compiled by the T2 Crossword Editor and taken from the T2 section of The Times, these quick accessible puzzles are utterly absorbing and addictive, yet concise enough to be completed on the move. With clues that are satisfyingly skilful and solutions helpfully provided at the back of the book, Times T2 Crossword Book 9 is guaranteed to entertain your brain. Previously published as The Times T2 Crossword book 9.

  • Fear Is the Key

    A classic novel of ruthless revenge set in the steel jungle of an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico - and on the sea bed below it. Now reissued in a new cover style.

    A sunken DC-3 lying on the Caribbean floor. Its cargo: ten million, two hundred and fifty thousand dollars in gold ingots, emeralds and uncut diamonds guarded by the remains of two men, one woman and a very small boy.

    The fortune was there for the taking, and ready to grab it were a blue-blooded oilman with his own offshore rig, a gangster so cold and independent that even the Mafia couldn't do business with him and a psychopathic hired assassin.

    Against them stood one man, and those were his people, those skeletons in their watery coffin. His name was Talbot, and he would bury his dead - but only after he had avenged their murders.

  • Real Witches Craft

    A follow-up to the best selling The Real Witches' Handbook. The book includes more practical advice on becoming a Wiccan and teaches the skills and techniques necessary for celebrating this craft.

    This book enables you to take your magic on to the next level and provides the further skills and techniques for powerful magic making. It provides the sort of guidance and development usually found in the first year of Coven life.

    The Real Witches' Craft moves on from the simple spells and rituals of The Real Witches' Handbook to more advanced magic, teaching the skills and techniques of practising magic.

    This book will teach you how to: - Balance the elements to create effective magic. - Raise, focus and direct magical energy to powerful effect. - Strengthen the five senses in order to help towards developing the 6th sense. - Use divination and scrying - tarot, runes, fire, etc. - Design your own spells. - Use the Moon's phases for magic.

  • Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?: Yellow Back Book

    In this hilarious tale of mishap and misadventure, Dr. Seuss reminds us that there is always someone, somewhere, worse off than ourselves. With his unique combination of hilarious stories, zany pictures and riotous rhymes, Dr. Seuss has been delighting young children and helping them learn to read for over fifty years. Creator of the wonderfully anarchic Cat in the Hat, and ranking among the UK's top ten favourite children's authors, Seuss is firmly established as a global best-seller, with over 650 million books sold worldwide. This delightful book forms part of the third stage in HarperCollins' major Dr. Seuss rebrand programme. With the relaunch of six more titles in January 2004, such all-time favourites as `The Lorax', `The Foot Book' and `Yertle the Turtle' boast bright new covers that incorporate much-needed guidance on reading levels: Blue Back Books are for parents to share with young children, Green Back Books are for budding readers to tackle on their own, and Yellow Back Books are for older, more fluent readers to enjoy. `Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?' belongs to the Yellow Back Book range.

  • The Devil's Own Work

    Guardian Fiction Prize-winning and extraordinarily highly critically acclaimed, The Devil's Own Work is a subtle, compulsive hallucinatory tale of possession. A world-renowned writer living in the South of France owes his extraordinary career to a mysterious literary spirit -- or is it a demon?-- that controls him. The existence of this supernatural muse, and the price it exacts, remain hidden until the famous writer's death, when the spirit is transferred to a rising but as yet unformed literary hopeful, whose own celebrity begins immediately and inexplicably to grow. The only clues to these two possessions are an ancient, inscrutable manuscript and the continuing presence of an apparently ageless woman who attaches herself in turn to these gifted but soon distracted and eventually desperate men. And as the narrator, a guileless teacher of literature, pieces their stories together, we begin to see what can happen when an artist surrenders to the charm of fame.

  • The Lord of the Rings

    This deluxe slipcased volume contains the definitive version of the text, featuring for the very first time full-colour facsimiles of pages from the Book of Mazarbul, illustrations by Tolkien that he intended for inclusion in the 'Bridge of Khazad-dum' chapter. Also appearing are previously unpublished family trees and two full-size fold-out maps. 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 and epic adventure has touched the hearts of young and old alike. Over 100 million copies of its many editions have been sold around the world, and occasional collectors' editions become prized and valuable items of publishing. This deluxe cased volume contains the complete text, fully corrected and reset, and features for the very first time the pages from the Book of Mazarbul, illustrations done by Tolkien and intended for inclusion in the famous 'Bridge of Khazad-dum' chapter. Also appearing are previously unpublished family trees and two, full-size fold-out maps. Sympathetically packaged to reflect the classic look of the original, this brand new volume will prove irresistible to collectors and new fans alike.

  • Death Comes as the End

    A novel of anger, jealousy, betrayal and murder in 2000 BC It is Egypt, 2000 BC, where death gives meaning to life. At the foot of a cliff lies the broken, twisted body of Nofret, concubine to a Ka-priest. Young, beautiful and venomous, most agree that she deserved to die like a snake. Yet Renisenb, the priest's daughter, believes that the woman's death was not fate, but murder. Increasingly, she becomes convinced that the source of evil lurks within her own father's household. As the wife of an eminent archaeologist, Agatha Christie took part in several expeditions to the Middle East. Drawing upon this experience and exhaustive research, she wrote this serial killer mystery laid in Egypt 4000 years ago.

  • 30-MINUTE-A-DAY BODY CHALLENGE

    Now world-leading fitness trainer Simon Waterson - who trained Halle Berry - brings you seven focussed circuit-training programmes tailored for specific needs - prepare your body for a skiing holiday, build up serious strength, tone up all over, get great abs, burn fat fast and more!

    Circuit training is the system used by anyone who needs to build serious levels of fitness - athletes, soldiers, climbers and explorers. This book will give you the body you've always dreamed of.

    Following on from Commando Workout, which used a four-week programme to build fitness, 30 Minute a Day Body Challenge contains six 30-minute circuits based on military training techniques. The workouts target: - lower body - upper body - cardio - abs - plyometric (speed, strength and endurance) - the ultimate circuit challenge.

    Celebrity trainer and ex-Commando Simon Waterson then provides seven four-week programmes combining the circuits in different ways so you can achieve very specific results: - fat loss - ab attack - total toning - serious strength - ski and trek workout - ball sport skill - active pregnancy.

    Simon's real-life Commando experiences form a backdrop to the programme, which will also increase mental endurance, give you a sense of personal challenge and achievement, increase speed, power, agility and reaction times and improve muscle tone and endurance.

  • GUARDIANS OF THE LOST: The Sovereign Stone Trilogy

    The second volume in the Sovereign Stone trilogy, a gripping fantasy series filled with unique characters, from the authors of the bestselling DRAGONLANCE books Generations after Vinnengael was laid to waste at the hands of Dagnarus, Gustav, the last human Dominion Lord, finally achieves his lifelong quest when he discovers the lost portion of the Sovereign Stone. Badly injured in a battle with one of Dagnarus's fearsome, otherworldly servants, Gustav entrusts the stone to young Bashae, without revealing its significance. Bashae must make the long and dangerous journey to the Elven lands and deliver the jewel to a trusted friend of Gustav's, who will ensure it reaches the altar built for it in New Vinnengael. At all costs, the Stone must stay out of Dagnarus's hands. But hearing that it is in the possession of his enemies, Dagnarus unleashes war, hoping to seize the Stone in the conflict.

  • Discover Your Destiny with The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: The 7 Stages of Self-Awakening

    A potent pathway to self-awakening that will help you to live your greatest life and claim the happiness, prosperity and inner peace that you deserve. From the author of the international bestseller, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari. * The Monk is back with a visionary new book on awakening your authentic greatness, full of fresh and exciting new lessons to stimulate your life. * Combining Eastern wisdom with Western success principles in this deeply inspiring, yet highly practical guide, Robin Sharma offers a blueprint for living a beautiful life, rich with joy, prosperity and lasting inner peace. * This fable follows the story of Dar Sanderson, a middle-aged human resources manager with a good job, nice home and steady income. Despite his apparent success, Dar is deeply unhappy, realising that his good life is keeping him from his best life. After encountering the Monk, he embarks on a 6-month odyssey to discover his authentic self and reclaim the life of his dreams. Along the way he learns the 7 stages every person must choose to walk if they wish to seek a life of lasting happiness and personal freedom. * Robin Sharma is renowned for his captivating story-telling, which has earned him fans including the master of spiritual fiction Paulo Coelho.

  • The Good Gut Guide: Help for Ibs, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Diverticulitis, Food Allergies and Other Gut Problems

    Help for IBS, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Diverticulitis, Food Allergies and Other Gut Problems The most comprehensive self-help book ever written for sufferers of poor intestinal health (10 million in the UK). Claire Rayner has praised it as 'a splendidly detailed book... it will be a life-saver for a great many people' and Prof. R. John Nicholls called it 'an invaluable book for anyone with a bowel or digestive problem.' One in five people in the UK suffer from lower gut disorders, which can be extremely painful and embarrassing. In The Good Gut Guide, Stephanie Zinser, a journalist and sufferer of ulcerative colitis herself, confronts these often ignored problems, with sections on: - Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Ulcerative Colitis - Crohn's disease - Coeliac Disease - Diverticulosis - haemorrhoids - bowel cancer. This comprehensive book is not only an excellent medical resource, but also aims to give support on all elements of life as a sufferer of gut and bowel disorders. The psychological effect of these debilitating and embarrassing illnesses is considered, with advice on how to cope with depression, hospitals and sexual relationships. Diet and stress, often considered to be two of the root causes of gut disorders, are also discussed, as are helpful complementary therapies (including aromatherapy, homeopathy and acupuncture).

  • Second Chronicles of the Covenant

    The magnificent saga of Thomas Covenant continues in Stephen Donaldson's highly acclaimed second epic fantasy trilogy, together in one volume.

  • Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA

    The untold story of the woman who helped to make one of humanity's greatest discoveries - DNA - but who was never given credit for doing so. `Our dark lady is leaving us next week.' On 7 March 1953 Maurice Wilkins of King's College, London, wrote to Francis Crick at the Cavendish laboratories in Cambridge to say that as soon as his obstructive female colleague was gone from King's, he, Crick, and James Watson, a young American working with Crick, could go full speed ahead with solving the structure of the DNA molecule that lies in every gene. Not long after, the pair whose names will be forever linked announced to the world that they had discovered the secret of life. But could Crick and Watson have done it without the `dark lady'? In two years at King's, Franklin had made major contributions to the understanding of DNA. She established its existence in two forms, she worked out the position of the phosphorous atoms in its backbone. Most crucially, using X-ray techniques that may have contributed significantly to her later death from cancer at the tragically young age of thirty-seven, she had taken beautiful photographs of the patterns of DNA. This is the extraordinarily powerful story of Rosalind Franklin, told by one of our greatest biographers; the single-minded young scientist whose contribution to arguably the most significant discovery of all time went unrecognised, elbowed aside in the rush for glory, and who died too young to recover her claim to some of that reputation, a woman who was not the wife of anybody and who is a myth in the making. Like a medieval saint, Franklin looms larger as she recedes in time. She has become a feminist icon, the Sylvia Plath of molecular biology. This will be a full and balanced biography, that will examine Franklin's abruptness and tempestuousness, her loneliness and her relationships, the powerful family from which she sprang and the uniqueness of the work in which she was engaged. It is a vivid portrait, in sum, of a gifted young woman drawn against a background of women's education, Anglo-Jewry and the greatest scientific discovery of the century.

  • Inside IBM's Historic Turnaround

    CEO Louis V. Gerstner Jr.'s memoir about the extraordinary turnaround of IBM and his transformation of the company into the industry leader of the computer age - the great American business story of our time. When Louis V. Gerstner became CEO of IBM in 1993, shares had slumped and the company was on the verge of collapse. Hired for his successful management of RJR Nabisco and American Express, Gerstner had no background in technology, but during his seven-year chairmanship, he transformed the company into the leading force of the computer age. In his frank, direct voice, Gerstner recalls the obstacles he faced: the plans to fragment the company, the inconsistent global policies, the stodgy white-shirt hierarchy and inter-departmental competitiveness and the rapidly declining sales. Within months of joining IBM, Gerstner presented his bold and controversial business strategy. Punitive towards office politics, he revolutionised the company from within, altering an entire corporate culture, divesting billions of dollars in unneeded assets and transforming IBM from a fractured, process-driven business into a nimble, customer-driven enterprise able to respond quickly to the volatile technology market and face down Microsoft and Intel in the internet era. Revealing his tactics step by step, Gerstner spins an engaging narrative that takes the reader behind the curtain into the unbelievable mess he inherited and into the office and mind of a CEO facing the challenge of a lifetime.

  • Plan de ville : Edinburgh Streetfinder Map (en anglais)

    This full colour map of Edinburgh provides street level detail and a full index to street names at a scale of 4 inches to 1 mile, 1:15,840. The map includes: all important buildings and places of interest; an enlarged central area; classified roads; inset maps of Musselburgh and Dalkeith; and car parks and railway stations. The map's area of coverage stretches from the airport in the west to Musselburgh in the east and from Firth of Forth in the north to Loanhead in the south.

  • The Bronze Horseman

    A magnificent epic of love, war and Russia from the international bestselling author of TULLY and ROAD TO PARADISE Leningrad 1941: the white nights of summer illuminate a city of fallen grandeur whose palaces and avenues speak of a different age, when Leningrad was known as St Petersburg. Two sisters, Tatiana and Dasha, share the same bed, living in one room with their brother and parents. The routine of their hard impoverished life is shattered on 22 June 1941 when Hitler invades Russia. For the Metanov family, for Leningrad and particularly for Tatiana, life will never be the same again. On that fateful day, Tatiana meets a brash young man named Alexander. The family suffers as Hitler's army advances on Leningrad, and the Russian winter closes in. With bombs falling and the city under siege, Tatiana and Alexander are drawn inexorably to each other, but theirs is a love that could tear Tatiana's family apart, and at its heart lies a secret that could mean death to anyone who hears it. Confronted on the one hand by Hitler's vast war machine, and on the other by a Soviet system determined to crush the human spirit, Tatiana and Alexander are pitted against the very tide of history, at a turning point in the century that made the modern world.

  • Numbers in Art

    This counting book has a different fine art painting for each number between one and 20. In each painting there is a number for objects or animals for the reader to identify and count. Paintings from most major galleries and artists such as Lowry, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso are included.

  • The Dr. Seuss Collection

    Four funny favourites from the wacky world of Dr. Seuss. `The Lorax' `Dr Seuss's ABC' `How the Grinch Stole Christmas' `One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish' With mad music and zany sound effects, these four crazy tales are even more fun read aloud!

  • Ten Thousand Miles Without a Cloud

    Ten Thousand Miles Without a Cloud is a beautifully written account of Sun Shuyun's journey to retrace the steps of one of the most popular figures in Chinese history - the monk Xuanzang, who travelled to India searching for true Buddhism. Xuanzang should be known as one of the world's great heroes. His travels across Asia to bring true Buddhism back to China are legendary, and his own book provides a unique record of the history and culture of his time. Yet he is unknown to most of us and even to most Chinese, whose knowledge of Buddhist history has been eradicated by decades of Communist rule. Sun Shuyun was determined to follow in his footsteps, to discover more about Xuanzang and restore his fame. She decided to retrace his journey from China to India and back, an adventure that in the 8th century took Xuanzang eighteen years and led him across 118 kingdoms, an adventure that opened up the east and west of Asia to each other - and to us. A man of great faith and determination, Xuanzang won the hearts of kings and robbers with his teaching, his charm and his indomitable will. Against all odds he persuaded the Confucian emperors to allow Buddhism to flourish in China. At the heart of the book lies Sun Shuyun's own personal journey towards understanding the Buddhist faith of her grandmother, recognising the passionate idealism of the communist beliefs of her own family and discovering her own ideological and personal path through life.

  • Europe 1870-1991

    A comprehensive AS and A-level History text on Europe in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, written by experienced teachers who are also examiners. Includes historical interpretations, document source questions, explanation of difficult words and concepts and a study skills section for exam preparation.

  • Human Form and Function

    Written by three distinguished authors of child care and medical books, this text provides coverage of physiological structure and systems and the maintenance of health. It emphasizes the social aspect of human biology including alcohol and drug abuse, ageing and stress.

  • State of Fear

    The Number One international bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Congo and Sphere takes on global warming in this gripping and critically acclaimed thriller. In Paris, a physicist dies after performing a laboratory experiment for a beautiful visitor. In the jungles of Malaysia, a mysterious buyer purchases deadly cavitation technology, built to his specifications. In Vancouver, a small research submarine is leased for use in the waters of New Guinea. And in Tokyo, an intelligence agent tries to understand what it all means.

  • France: The Beautiful Cookbook

    A bounty of more than 240 recipes from the regions of France reveal the rich and varied produce of the world'srenowned center of gastronomy. France the Beautiful Cookbook gives a rare insight into the less -publicized side of French cooking: a cuisine which has been passed down through families by word or mouth. This home cuisine, so rich in history and tradition -- and so delicious - simmers and bubbles on family stoves and in country inns throughout each region.

    France the Beautiful Cookbook takes the reader from the countryside to the table. It explains the vital link between each region's history , geography and culina traditions, story, people who make the food so unique. Without the abundance of oysters, withoutcassoulet withouthochepot, without the bourride without the wines and beers that go with them, France would not be France.

    Specially commissioned photographs graphically convey the diversity and beauty of France's terrain: the craggy hills of the south, the coastal fishing villages along the western coast, the lush pastures of the Loire, the colorful Mediterranean, and the alpine regions and volcanic plateaus of the center.

    The recipes are recorded in this beautiful book by the Scotto Sisters - food writers Marianne Comolli, Elisabeth Scotto and Michéle Carles -- who grew up in Paris, spending the summers of their childhood in the French countryside. Each Cookbook is the story of an ancient treasure trove of French regional gastronony eloquently narrated by Author Pludlowski and superbly captured in color by photographers Pierre Hussenot and Leo Meier.

  • The Diary of Samuel Pepys: 1663

    The fourth volume of the complete Diary of Samuel Pepys in its most authoritative and acclaimed edition. This complete edition of the Diary of Samuel Pepys comprises eleven volumes - nine volumes of text and footnotes (with an introduction of 120 pages in Volume I), a tenth volume of commentary (The Companion) and an eleventh volume of Index. Each of the first eight volumes contains one whole calendar year of the diary, from January to December. The ninth volume runs from January 1668 to May 1669. The Diary was first published in abbreviated form in 1825. A succession of new editions, re-issues and selections, published in the Victorian ear, made the diary one of the best-known books, and Pepys one of the best-known figures, of English history. But in none of these versions - not even in the Wheatley, which for long stood as the standard edition - was there a reliable, still less a full text, and in none of them was there a commentary with any claim to completeness. This edition was in preparation for many years, and remains the first in which the entire diary is printed and in which an attempt has been made at systematic comment on it. The primary aim of the principal editors was to see that the diary was presented in a manner suitable to the historical and literary importance of its contents. At the same time they had in mind the interests of the wide public of English-speaking people to whom the diarist himself, rather than the importance of what he wrote, is what matters.

  • THE LANGUAGE OF THE GENES [Revised edition]

    Steve Jones's highly acclaimed, double prize-winning, bestselling first book is now fully revised to cover all the new genetic breakthroughs from Gm food to Dolly the sheep.'An essential sightseer's guide to our own genetic terrain.' Peter Tallack, Sunday Telegraph 'Superb and stimulating. . .an exhilarating trip around the double spiral of Dna, a rush of gravity-defying concepts and wild swerves of the scientific imagination.' J.G. Ballard, Daily Telegraph 'Not so much divination as demystification. . .An attempt to bring genetics and evolution more into the public domain. If, for instance, you ever wondered just what genetic engineering is about, here is as good a place as any to discover. Few have Jones's ability to communicate a difficult idea with such humour, clarity, precision and ease.' Laurence Hurst, Times Higher; 'Sensitive to the social issues raised by genetics. . .yet Jones's interest reaches beyond contemporary social issues to the human past, to what genetics can and cannot tell us about our evolution and patterns of social development. He interleaves a broad knowledge of biology with considerations of cultural, demographic and - as his title indicates - linguistic history. At once instructive and captivating.' Daniel J.Kevles, London Review of Books

  • English Usage

    A reference book presenting the most important facts about modern English. It is alphabetically organized and easy to use, compares both British and American usage, focuses on typical errors in many different languages and gives detailed coverage of particular topics.

  • The Sunday Times Concise Crossword Book 3

    The third annual compilation of 80 concise crosswords from The Sunday Times. Do you find cryptic crosswords too much of a chore? Do you want your general knowledge to be tested but not put through the mill? Are you on the lookout for something to pass the time on a long train or aeroplane journey? The Sunday Times Concise Crossword Book 3 could be just what you are looking for. It includes 80 crosswords, set out in a clear, easy-to-use double-page spread to view layout, plus all the solutions at the back of the book. So, if you reckon you can solve 'ecclesiastical residence' (5) - answer 'manse' - or 'barrow-boys' (6-7) - answer 'coster-mongers', this is the brainteasing book for you.

  • China: The Beautiful Cookbook

    The cuisines of Asia are among the most intriguing in the world, blending taste and tradition in remarkable combinations. Even so, many food lovers have never had the pleasure of sampling authentic Asian dishes. Now, with Asia The Beautiful Cookbook, you can enjoy the culinary creations of fourteen Asian countries first-hand as you embark on a temptation-filled tour that begins in Japan and ends on the enchanting isle of Sri Lanka.

    To capture the essence of Asia's cuisines, author Jacki Passmore spent more than fifteen years gathering the best recipes from hundreds of expert cooks. In this book she shares her finds; here are over 200 memorable dishes-from appetizers to desserts--beautifully photographed in glorious detail.

    In the chapter on Japan, for example, you will find recipes and photos showing how to prepare sushi and tempura, along with less well-known specialties such as crab hotpot and abalone steamed in sake. From Burma comes the country's national dish, mohinga, rice vermicelli in a robust fish broth. India and Thailand contribute their famous spicy curries; Indonesia and Malaysia, their rich desserts. No matter which country you choose to explore first, you will find endless ways to create traditional and exotic meals.

    To guide you, nearly every recipe is accompanied by helpful notes describing the origins and characteristics of the dish; along with tips on ingredients and utensils. Finally, an extensive glossary offers insights into some of the more unusual Asian cooking terms.

    For the adventurous cook and the armchair traveller alike, Asia The Beautiful Cookbook offers a lasting tribute to a fascinating continent. Far more than a collection of recipes, it provides an evocative look at the Asian people and the magical lands in which they live.

  • AQA Chemistry: Module 5: Thermodynamics and Further Inorganic Chemistry

    This is a revision-style booklet written by senior examiners to match perfectly to particular specifications. Each booklet also contains a sample test and answers to allow students to check their progress. It covers the content of AQA Chemistry AS module Thermodynamics and Further Inorganic Chemistry.

  • The Clocks

    A typist uncovers a man's body from behind the sofa... As instructed, stenographer Sheila Webb let herself into the house at 19 Wilbraham Crescent. It was then that she made a grisly discovery: the body of a dead man sprawled across the living room floor. What intrigued Poirot about the case was the time factor. Although in a state of shock, Sheila clearly remembered having heard a cuckoo clock strike three o'clock. Yet, the four other clocks in the living room all showed the time as 4.13. Even more strangely, only one of these clocks belonged to the owner of the house...

  • Traitor's Knot: Alliance of Light: Volume Four

    The gripping penultimate instalment of the Alliance of Light.

    When half brothers Lysaer and Arithon defeated the Mistwraith its revenge left them cursed to lifelong enmity.

    Having conquered the maze and acheived self-redemption, Arithon, Master of Shadow, is now the guest of the formidable sorcerer, Davien the Betrayor. No one knows how his influence will affect Arithon's recovered mage power, or his newly awakened rogue talent for prescience.

    Meanwhile Arithon's relentless enemies will stop at nothing to acheive his downfall. The Koriani enchantresses are determined to make him their captive and their pawn. And as the Alliance of Light fanatics regroup after their defeat, the core of their priesthood now stands corrupted by a dark cabal who plot to enslave their leader, Lysaer, and use the Mistwraith's curse as their own private weapon to break the world's order.

    The sorcerers of the Fellowship compact are sorely beset and the clans are counting their ruinous losses. Arithon, who holds their last hope of survival, chooses the most dangerous course: heart and mind he dedicates himself to avoiding killing, though allies and enemies muster for war, single-mindedly blind to the consequences.

  • Triple Crown

    Triple Crown is the first biography of hockey great MarcelDionne, an account filled with stories from some of hockey's greatest stars,with terrific photos and tell-it-like-it-is commentary from Dionne himself.

    Ted Mahovlich, both a hockey insider and a writer with passionand admiration for his subject, sheds new light onto why Dionne has become amodel player for the modern hockey era. From Dionne's early years in Junior Ahockey-where he was branded a "traitor"-to personal insights intothe Summit Series and Canada Cups, from sex, drugs and hockey to a view of thepitfalls facing young players today, Triple Crown is a candid look at anunconventional player and personality.

  • Cirque Du Freak

    The chilling Saga of Darren Shan, the ordinary schoolboy plunged into the vampire world. Darren goes to a banned freak show with his best mate Steve. It's the wonderfully gothic Cirque Du Freak where weird, frightening half human/half animals appear who interact terrifyingly with the audience. Darren - a spider freak - 'falls in love' with Madam Octa - an enormous tarantala owned by Mr Crepsley. Darren determines to steal the spider so that he can train it to perform amazing deeds. But his daring theft goes horribly wrong and Darren finds himself having to make a bargain with a creature of the night. Something out of the ordinary is set against the background of children's normal lives to chilling effect. Atmospheric, funny, realistic, moving and... terrifying.

  • Counter-Clock World

    Pre-empting novels such as the Booker Prize-winning `Time's Arrow' by as much as twenty years, Counter-Clock world is a story of racial tensions told against the background of the year 1998 in which time flows in reverse as people are born old only to grow younger and younger. Time runs backwards in the Counter-Clock World. Old people emerge from their graves, grow to middle age, youth, adolescence and childhood to be finally unborn in their mothers wombs. The most powerful - and most feared - organisation in the world is the Library, in charge of expunging the written records of events, which have no longer happened. When a powerful black leader is reborn, the Library's one concern is to eliminate him before the renewal of racial violence tears the country apart. But in this counter-clock year of 1998 it isn't that simple... This eerie and unforgettable premise encapsulates Philip K Dick's ambitious and inimitable approach to fiction writing. The attempts of his characters to cope with the bizarre reality of a world that runs backwards while their minds run forwards like ours, operate as a stunning critique of the way in which we perceive our own civilization.

  • Collins Gem Trees: How to Identify the Most Common Species

    The ideal portable companion, the world-renowned Collins Gem series returns with a fresh new look and updated material.

  • Livingstone's Tribe

    An extraordinary, passionate and personal journey into Africa's past. 'The most enthralling account out of Africa for years.' Daily Mail.

    '"Livingstone's Tribe" is excellent...Taylor is an intelligent and stimulating companion.' Financial Times

    'At the book's heart is a riveting examination of Livingstone's tribe...the whites of post-independence Africa.' Independent on Sunday

    'Taylor's expedition into the interior of the continent's colonial past has got everything that such a book should have.' Guardian

    'Stephen Taylor, a third-generation 'migr' of British descent, finds a melancholy collection of white misfits and failures...as well as a heroic, dwindling clutch of missionaries still holding the line. The catalogue of theft, corruption, murder and superstition that Taylor chronicles makes appalling, fascinating reading. Yet Taylor is no Colonel Blimp, rather an anti-apartheid liberal who fled the old South Africa and welcomed independence for Mugabe's Zimbabwe.' Daily Mail

    'Sights and travel experiences are vividly described and people both from Livingstone's and from the other tribes are handled particularly well.' Sunday Times

  • Power of Three

    This is the story of Ayna and Ceri, who both had Gifts, and of Gair, who thought he was ordinary. Gair spent his time gazing out onto the Moor and brooding. Ayna could answer questions about the future, Ceri could find things which were lost. Gair seems to have no Gift and knew he was a disappointment to his jovial, heroic father - who is Chief. Perhaps his feelings of not fitting in was what made him so curious about these other different sorts of beings who lived on the Moor - the Giants and the Dorig. Certainly it was because he believed he was ordinary that he did his best to become wise, and to learn as much as he could abou the three great Powers of Sun, Moon and Earth. And when the crisis came, Gair found the knowledge he had gained was to help save not only his own life but those of all his people.

  • Garden Birds

    The ideal portable companion, the world-renowned Collins Gem series returns with a fresh new look and updated material.

    This is the perfect pocket guide for keen birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts to identify the diverse range of birds that inhabit their gardens.

    Authoritative text and beautiful photographs show the distinguishing features of each bird, including information on each species' feeding, behavioural habits, breeding, voice and population. An extensive introduction provides information on nesting sites, water, pests and predators.

    This new edition builds on the strengths of the unrivalled original, covering all birds most likely to be found in our gardens.

  • THE LETTER OF MARQUE

    Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin tales are widely acknowledged to be the greatest series of historical novels ever written. To commemorate the 40th anniversary of their beginning, with Master and Commander, these evocative stories are being re-issued in paperback with smart new livery. This is the twelfth book in the series. Jack Aubrey is a naval officer, a post-captain of experience and capacity. When The Letter of Marque opens he has been struck off the Navy List for a crime he has not committed. With Aubrey is his friend and ship's surgeon Stephen Maturin, who is also an unofficial British intelligence agent. Maturin has bought for Aubrey his old ship the Surprise, so that the misery of ejection from the service can be palliated by the command of what Aubrey calls a 'private man-of-war' - a letter of marque, a privateer. Together they sail on a voyage which, if successful, might restore Aubrey to the rank, and the raison d'etre, whose loss he so much regrets. Around these simple, ostensibly familar elements Patrick O'Brian has written a novel of great narrative power, exploring his extraordinary world once more, in a tale full of human feeling and rarely matched in its drama.

  • Mexico: The Beautiful Cookbook

    The drama of Mexico's tumultuous history--the rise and fall of the Olmec and Maya civilizations, the magnificent Aztec world that greeted Cortes, the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors, and the turbulent revolutionary years--is vividly reflected in the cuisine of this vast country. Mexican food is history itself, a culinary marriage of native Indian foods such as corn, beans, squash, chocolate and chiles with the Spanish contribution of wheat, rice and meats. The merger resulted in one of the world's most intriguing and least understood cuisines.

    Mexico the Beautiful Cookbook captures the fascinating culinary heritage of Mexico in one stunning volume. The recipes, prepared by Acapulco-based Susanna Palazuelos, represent a vast selection of authentic Mexican dishes, from all of the states of Mexico. Many of them are unusual regional dishes that have been passed along by word of mouth, such as garlic chicken from Veracruz, and San Luis Potosi's own version of enchiladas. The traditional favorites are here--chiles en nogada, tamales, pozole, tortilla soup--along with some contemporary surprises such as tequila mousse, cilantro soup and lobster crepes. With pine nut sauce. Other well-known Mexican cooks have also contributed their own special recipes to the book.

    All 250 recipes have been photographed by Ignacio Urquiza, one of Mexico's foremost food and travel photographers. He also provided the scenic photographs, which lead the reader through the regions of Mexico, revealing the markets, the countryside, the way the people live and eat in this varied and beautiful country. Marilyn Tausend's text provides an informative accompaniment to the recipes and photos, exploring Mexico's dramatic history through its food.

    Mexico the Beautiful Cookbook is the essential cookbook for anyone interested in Mexico and Mexican food.

  • Selected Books: The Pilgrim's Regress / Prayer: Letter to Malcolm / Reflections on the Psalms / Till We Have Faces / the Abolition of Man

    A comprehensive volume containing five of C S Lewis's best known inspirational and spiritual works. This new paperback contains five of C.S.Lewis's classic works, which are no longer available separately but are presented here in paperback as a highly readable and accessible volume. Each title a gem, each page a delight to read, here finally is the chance to own a library of some of the most loved C S Lewis titles - in one volume. The Pilgrim's Regress (1933), Lewis's first prose work' explains in allegory the elusive experience he calls Joy and its part in his conversion. Prayer: Letters to Malcolm (1964) was Lewis's last book in which he corresponds with an imaginary friend on various aspects of prayer. Reflections of the Psalms (1958) shares Lewis's thoughts on the Psalms which he knew almost by heart through daily attendance at his college chapel. The Abolition of Man (1944) examines the importance and relevance of universal values such as courage and honour in contemporary society. Till We Have Faces (1956), described by Lewis as `the favourite of all my books', retells and interprets the story of Cupid and Psyche.

  • A Thousand Acres

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling novel from one of America's greatest contemporary writers. Larry Cook's farm is the largest in Zebulon County, Iowa, and a tribute to his hard work and single-mindedness. Proud and possessive, his sudden decision to retire and hand over the farm to his three daughters, is disarmingly uncharacteristic. Ginny and Rose, the two eldest, are startled yet eager to accept, but Caroline, the youngest daughter, has misgivings. Immediately, her father cuts her out. In A Thousand Acres, Jane Smiley transposes the King Lear story to the modern day, and in so doing at once illuminates Shakespeare's original and subtly transforms it. This astonishing novel won both of America's highest literary awards, the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Critics' Circle Award.

  • Hardcore Troubadour: The Life and Near Death of Steve Earle

    If Steve Earle weren't a living, breathing person he'd be a character in a blues song, a raucous ballad that would tell the tale of a gifted rebel who drank too much, lost his career and almost all of his women in a blizzard of heroin and crack-cocaine addiction, and lived wildly and extravagantly on the wrong side of the law.

    Along the way, Earle has welded rock to country, the Beatles to Springsteen, Celtic to Americana, punk to bluegrass and has produced multiple Grammy-nominated albums and one enduring classic: Guitar Town. Like Hank Williams and Robert Johnson he has wandered across the American South; like Janis Joplin he has a huge capacity for self-destruction that matches an appetite for life in all its extremes. Like Stephen Foster, he is a storyteller and songwriter of rare skill and force whose sincerity echoes through all his work.

    A heroin addict since the age of fourteen, six times married to five different women, a man who took a four-year 'vacation in the ghetto', Steve Earle none the less survived. And he came back with an artistic and personal vision intact, determined to change society for the better even as he seemed set to live his life for the worse.

    Lauren St John has been allowed unrestricted access and cooperation by Steve, his family and friends. In exchange, she has written a hauntingly clear-eyed, unvarnished and uncompromising life of one of American music's talismanic sons.

  • GCSE Geography

    This exam practice book for GCSE contains detailed advice and tips on how to improve marks and overall grade. It includes: Real exam questions; Actual students' answers; How to score full marks; Don't make these mistakes; Key points to remember; Questions to try. Written by a top examiner. GCSE Geography includes: * Real exam questions across all boards * Actual students' answers with hints and tips * 'Don't make these mistakes' sections * 'Key points to remember' sections * 'Questions to try' plus examiner's hints * 'How to score full marks' sections * Answers and guidance at the back.

  • Teaching Resources: Accessible Approaches to Developing Dictionary Skills

    The photocopiable teaching resources support the Word Bank introductory dictionary for Key Stages 3 and 4 students with special needs. They contain accessible, motivating activities aimed at developing students' dictionary skills and improving their literacy. The pack consists of around 40 photocopiable worksheets, preceded by 8 pages of prelims, notes for the teacher, answers to activities etc. Each sheet will focus clearly on one topic. Literacy skills covered will include: * What a dictionary is for * How to find words * The alphabet * Using vocabulary * Comprehension * Using a dictionary across the curriculum * Key words in each subject.

  • A History of the Scottish People, 1560-1830

    A beautiful new cover for one of Fontana Press's hardiest perennials. `By far the most stimulating, the most instructive and the most readable account of Scotch history that I have read...this splendid work carries us from Knox to Neilson, from the hot gospel of Calvin to the hot-blast of the smelting process - and incidentally seeks to explain the change. For always, in following this lucid narrative, we see an original mind at work, questioning and explaining, as well as illustrating.' Hugh Trevor-Roper, Sunday Times `This is a fine history of Scotland. It combines rich and deep scholarship with an elegant and lucid style...No one who professes an interest in Scotland can afford to miss reading it.' Times Literary Supplement `This remarkable book leaves the reviewer with little to say except that all Scots, and even Englishmen, who are interested in Britain's development, should read it. It is admirably proportioned, based on vast reading, and brings all the main topics together.' Economist

  • Drawing For Beginners: A Step-by-step Guide To Successful Drawing

    This bumper gift book for beginners is full of practical advice and step-by-step exercises on drawing a wide range of popular subjects - wildlife, people, the countryside and buildings.

    Drawing for Beginners covers all the essential aspects of drawing, starting with advice on the various drawing media - from pencils and pens to charcoal, pastel, pen and wash, and conte - and explaining how they can be used to achieve different effects. Other sections look at topics such as proportion, composition, light, tone and texture. All the techniques are very clearly and simply described, providing an ideal introduction to drawing for the complete beginner.

  • The Earth: An Intimate History

    'A dazzling achievement. Richard Fortey is without peer among science writers.' Bill Bryson 'The Earth is a true delight: full of awe-inspiring details... it blends travel, history, reportage and science to create an unforgettable picture of our ancient earth.' Sunday Times The face of the Earth, criss-crossed by chains of mountains like the scars of old wounds has changed constantly over billions of years, and the testament of the remote past is all around us. In this book, Richard Fortey teaches us how to read its character, laying out the dominions of the world before us. He shows how everything - human culture, natural history, even the shape of cities - roots back to a deeper geological truth. Far from being the driest of sciences, he proves that geology informs all our lives in the most intimate way. Nothing in this book seems to be at rest. The surface of the Earth dilates and collapses; seas and mountains rise and fall; continents move. We climb the Alps, wallow in Icelandic hot springs, dive down to the ocean floor; we explore the barren rocks of Newfoundland, walk through the lush ecosystems of Hawaii, cross the salt flats of Oman and saunter along the San Andreas Fault. And Fortey is the ideal guide, his descriptions of natural beauty as memorable as the best travel-writers, his prose as gripping as the best novelist, his crystal-clear scientific explanations fascinating and often surprising.

  • Apollo's Arrow

    From seers to scientists, mystics to meteorologists, there have always been peoplewho claim to know what will happen in the future. The Oracle at Delphi, Pythagoras, Newton and the stock analyst on a business report have all endeavoured to look forward in time. But even with recent technological advances and the help of computers and satellites, are we any better at predicting the future now than we were in the distant past? How can scientists claim to foresee future climate events when even three-day forecasts prove a serious challenge?

    In Apollo's Arrow, David Orrell looks at the history of prognostication to show how scientists (and charlatans) have tried to forecast the future. He then breaks down the mathematics of what really goes into apredictive model. Orrell has created a compelling, elegantly written history of our future that addresses some of the most important issues of our time.

  • Galloway and the Borders

    Another volume in the widely-read "New Naturalist" series, this book is an in-depth study of the natural developments and history of Galloway and surrounding areas. Often overlooked due to the reputation of natural habitat in other parts of the country, the author here conveys the diversity and magnificence of nature in the south of Scotland. Galloway and the borders is an extremely varied region, from saltmarshes and shingle beaches to rocky islands and seabird stations. The wide range of hills, displaying a wealth of rich colours, give the area its dominant character. The varied selection of flora and fauna only add to the diversity.

  • A God in Ruins

    From the author of Redemption and Trinity comes another sweeping and awe-inspiring novel of politics, family, passion and intrigue. Spanning the decades from World War II to the 2008 Presidential campaign, A God in Ruins is the unforgettable story of Quinn Patrick O'Connell, an honest, principled and courageous man on the brink of becoming the second Irish Catholic President of the United States. In an era morally unmoored, rife with armed separatists and fundamentalist zealotry, Quinn emerges as America's hope to reclaim its great past and its promises of the future. But Quinn is a man with an explosive secret that can shatter his political ambitions and threaten his life - a secret buried for over half a century that even he does not know... Master storyteller and international bestselling author of Redemption, Trinity and Exodus, Leon Uris once again brilliantly interweaves historical fact with gripping fiction in this powerful novel of politics, family, intrigue, love and the passions that rule human lives.

  • The Spiral Staircase

    A raw, intensely personal memoir of spiritual exploration from one of the world's great commentators on religion. After seven years in a convent, which she left, dismayed by its restrictions, an experience recounted in 'Through the Narrow Gate', Karen Armstrong struggled to establish herself in a new way of life, and became entrapped in a downward spiral, haunted by despair, anorexia and suicidal feelings. Despite her departure from the convent she remained within the Catholic Church until the God she believed in 'died on me', and she entered a 'wild and Godless period of crazy parties and numerous lovers'. Her attempts to reach happiness and carve out a career failed repeatedly, in spectacular fashion. She began writing her bestseller 'A History of God' in a spirit of scepticism, but through studying other religious traditions she found a very different kind of faith which drew from Christianity, Judaism and Islam and, eventually, spiritual and personal calm. In her own words, her 'story is a graphic illustration - almost an allegory - of a widespread dilemma. It is emblematic of a more general flight from institutional religion and a groping towards a form of faith that has not yet been fully articulated but which is nevertheless in the process of declaring itself'. Her lifelong inability to pray and to conform to traditional structures of worship is shared by the many who are leaving the established churches but who desire intensely a spiritual aspect to their lives. 'The Spiral Staircase' grapples with the issue of how we can be religious in the contemporary world, and the place and possibility of belief in the 21st-century.

  • A Lovely Love Story

    A beautiful story about two lovely dinosaurs with a message as old as time itself - that being together is better than being apart... the perfect gift for Valentine's Day Featuring animals as well as distinctly animalistic humans, Edward Monkton books are highly collectable and stylish gift books - equally at home on a coffee table, in the bathroom, in quiet places or together places. They are perfect for giving to a loved one or for keeping for yourself. A Lovely Love Story describes a special kind of friendship between a fierce Lovely Dinosaur and a Lovely Other Dinosaur, who melts the heart of her clever but tough admirer. The two friends realise they fit together and complement each other perfectly - and it's a reminder that our differences shouldn't be an obstacle to loving each other. Each book in this new series is an original story, charmingly illustrated, and created especially for this brand-new series of gift books. Hand-lettered in the same style as the Edward Monkton cards by the Really Good company, the books are wonderfully packaged with the utmost style and attention to detail to make these hugely desirable objects and perfect gifts for special occasions. These creations prove there is a universal and enduring audience for tales that inspire and touch hearts. Their philosophy is to heal, unite, amuse and delight in equal measures.

  • HOW TO LOWER HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

    The 4 step natural health plan that works

    You can reduce your blood pressure - naturally, and safely!

    High blood pressure is a serious and ever increasing health problem throughout the population. It's also a condition that responds well to natural treatment methods both instead of and alongside conventional drug therapies.

    The four point plan is comprehensive:

    1. The Blood Pressure Diet - plus the key vitamin and mineral supplements.
    2. The Blood Pressure Easy Introduction to Exercise - plus lifestyle top tips on how to cut down smoking and alcohol consumption.
    3. The Blood Pressure Stress Free Zone - ways to really relax and reduce those stress levels.
    4. Your Blood Pressure Buddies - complementary health treatments to lower and correct blood pressure problems.

    Also includes:
    - Straightforward introduction to blood pressure - what is it? why do we need it? why does it go 'high' and what's wrong with that? and more...
    - The lowdown on heart problems (including angina), kidney problems, blood clots and stroke.
    - Unbiased, user friendly guide to all the commonly GP prescribed drug treatments.

  • The Secret Adversary

    The first }Tommy Tuppence{ novel, reissued to coincide with the new series of BBC movies.

  • The Dog Listener: Learning the Language of Your Best Friend

    You ve heard of the Horse Whisperer now meet the woman who uses similar methods to train dogs.Jan Fennell s remarkable gifts have earned her the nickname the dog listener . Her unique understanding of the canine world and its instinctive language has enabled her to bring even the most desperate and delinquent of dogs to heel.This easy-to-follow guide to understanding Jan s simple techniques draws on her countless case histories of problem dogs from biters and barkers to bicycle chasers to show how we can bridge the language barrier that separates man from his best friend.In The Dog Listener Jan shares her secrets, telling us how she grew determined to find a more compassionate alternative to standard obedience training techniques and ultimately how to communicate with canines.

  • Autumn Story

    Step into the exquisite miniature world of the mice of Brambly Hedge in this beautiful new edition of the classic picture book.

    Bad weather is on the way and the autumn stores are still not gathered in!

    Quickly, all the mice of Brambly Hedge set to work to finish the harvesting before the rain begins. Primrose, Lord Woodmouse's daughter, meant to help, but somehow she daydreamed her way over the cornfield and into the Chestnut Woods, and before she knew it, she was lost. The sun went down, the wind rose and it began to rain. Primrose was all alone in the dark and she was frightened.

    Poor Primrose, would she find her way home again?

  • Paddington Helps Out

    To celebrate Paddington Bear's 60th birthday in 2018 this hilarious classic novel from master storyteller Michael Bond has been given a fresh new look. Paddington is now a major movie star! "Oh dear!" said Paddington, "I'm in trouble again." Somehow trouble always comes naturally to Paddington. What other bear could catch a fish in his hat, or cause havoc in the Browns' kitchen just by trying to be helpful? For nearly sixty years, Paddington Bear has touched the hearts of adults and children worldwide with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures.

  • The Kenneth Williams Diaries

    'I'll put you in my diary!' comedian Kenneth Williams was known to threaten on occasion, although tantalisingly he kept the journal to himself during his lifetime. Here at last, in one spellbinding volume, are four million words of it. For more than forty years, from his sixteenth birthday until the eve of his unexpected death in 1988, the beloved actor and outrageous 'Carry On' star Kenneth Williams kept a candid diary. Devastatingly honest about himself, he is equally unsparing in his verdicts on his fellow man. In his descriptions of Tony Hancock, Maggie Smith, Joe Orton and countless others, his waspish sense of humour, love of anecdote and ear for dialogue are given full rein. Malicious, hilarious and harrowing, 'The Kenneth Williams Diaries' are a unique portrait of one of Britain's most popular - and most misunderstood - performers.

  • Brothers: Life, Death, Truth

    A compelling account of a boy coming to terms with his brother's death and his discovery of his own and his brother's homosexuality.

    Brothers is a book which is both compelling and intensely moving as it looks at life, death and love in the context of growing up and trying to make sense of it all. It is tender, sensitive and poignant as it deals with the sexual emergence of a teenage boy, trying to come to terms with the death of his brother and, while reading his brother's diary, discovers not only that his brother was gay, but that he himself is also. As a story of two brothers, it is both thought provoking and intriguing. The reader is engaged instantly through its intimate narrative diary format. This is indeed an exceptional book.

  • Business for Intermediate GNVQ Teacher Support Pack

    A flexible, fully photocopiable teacher's pack designed to offer additional support to all users of our Intermediate text book. It covers the planning, teaching and assessment of GNVQ 2000 to make the book work harder so you don't have to! Contents: * Introduction * A guide to the Intermediate GNVQ Business 2000 award * Unit resources and guidance * Textbook Notes and Suggested Answers * Extra Activites * Copymasters * Useful Contacts * Developing work-relatedness

  • After the Funeral (Poirot)

    The master of a Victorian mansion dies suddenly - and his sister is convinced it was murder.... When Cora is savagely murdered with a hatchet, the extraordinary remark she made the previous day at her brother Richard's funeral suddenly takes on a chilling significance. At the reading of Richard's will, Cora was clearly heard to say: `It's been hushed up very nicely, hasn't it...But he was murdered, wasn't he?' In desperation, the family solicitor turns to Hercule Poirot to unravel the mystery.

  • Big Cat Buzz Bingo Fairytale: Gold

    When Buzz and Bingo went down to the woods one day, they got a big surprise! They met a charming prince, a big bad wolf, seven little men and an old woman. But where was the beautiful girl that every one was looking for? Children will enjoy spotting the familiar characters and plot changes as the traditional stories are skillfully woven together.

  • New York

    This guide looks at the city of New York on America's East Coast examining the various sections of the city in a short guide format. The author has such familiarity with this city that the guide should appeal to the newcomer and resident of the city equally.

  • Picnics

    With recipes from the award-winning Country Garden Cookbooks, this charming cookbook offers over 40 delicious, picnicking dishes--everything from salads, sandwiches, and grilled specialties to desserts and drinks.

  • Death on the Nile

    Agatha Christie's most exotic murder mystery, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers. The tranquillity of a cruise along the Nile is shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway has been shot through the head. She was young, stylish and beautiful, a girl who had everything - until she lost her life. Hercule Poirot recalls an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger: 'I'd like to put my dear little pistol against her head and just press the trigger.' Yet in this exotic setting' nothing is ever quite what it seems...

  • How to Make a Pop-Up Card

    Collins Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 4-11 edited by Cliff Moon. Top children's authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that your children will love to read, banded to help you choose the right book for every child. Practical ideas for guided reading are included at the back of each book.

    - Orange/ Band 6 books offer varied text and characters, with action sustained over several pages.

    - Text type - An information text.

    - A wordless flow-chart on pages 22 and 23 summarises the process and helps children remember the sequence of events.

    - Curriculum links - Design and Technology: Investigating and using materials, different joining techniques; Science: Structures; RE: Celebrations.

    - This book is paired with a story on a similar theme: Arthur's Fantastic Party by Joseph Theobald.

  • N or M ?

    Tommy & Tuppence are hired to track down wartime spies at a seaside resort... It is World War II, and while the RAF struggles to keep the Luftwaffe at bay, Britain faces an even more sinister threat from `the enemy within' - Nazis posing as ordinary citizens. With pressure mounting, the Intelligence service appoints two unlikely spies, Tommy and Tuppence Beresford. Their mission: to seek out a man and a woman from among the colourful guests at Sans Souci, a seaside hotel. But this assignment is no stroll along the promenade. After all, N and M have just murdered Britain's finest agent...

  • Feet of Clay

    There are many reports of strange cults which enthral their followers and cut themselves off from the world. Invariably led by gurus, or "spiritual leaders", the fruit of these cults are mass suicides in the South American jungle or the self-immolation of hundreds in besieged fortresses. This study provides an examination of these men and women and of those who follow them. It takes as example some of those considered to be modern gurus - James Jones, David Koresh, the Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, Gurdjieff and others - and establishes what each of them has in common. It then examines what they share with other gurus whose teachings are accepted or at least respected - Jung, Freud, Ignatius Loyola, Jesus himself - and finds some startling continuities.

  • HUNTERS OF THE DUSK

    Darren Shan, Mr Crepsley and Vancha Marsch, are the hunters of the dusk. Their quarry - the Vampaneze Lord. But friends old and new may stand in their way... It is six years after Darren was made a Vampire Prince and following a grim prophesy made by Mr Tiny, the vampires know the ascension of the Vampaneze Lord is at hand. Mr Tiny warns the vampires that there will be only three opportunities for the Vampaneze Lord to be vanquished and only three vampires who may succeed: Vancha Marsch, Larten Crepsley... and Darren Shan. Leaving the enclave of Vampire Mountain, Harkat, Darren and Mr Crepsley are shadowed by a creature of the night, do battle with the vampaneze, meet the mysterious Evanna and pay a visit to some old friends at the Cirque Du Freak. But no friend can prevent the bloody trail of bodies - the Vampaneze Lord may be more than a match for the hunters of the dusk.

  • If I Don't Write it, Nobody Else Will

    The long awaited story of one of Britain's greatest comic legends. 'Some people walk on stage and the audience warms to them. You can't explain it, and you shouldn't try. It's an arrogant assumption to say you 'decide' to become a comedian. The audience decides for you.' Eric Sykes, December 2001 From his early days writing scripts for Bill Fraser and Frankie Howerd through decades of British radio and television comedy - `Educating Archie', `Sykes And A ...', `Curry and Chips', `The Plank' - to his present day ventures into film and theatre, starring in `The Others' with Nicole Kidman and appearing in Peter Hall's recent production of `As You Like It', Eric Sykes has carved himself an enduring place as one of Britain's greatest writers and performers. In his much anticipated autobiography, Sykes reveals his extraordinary life working alongside a generation of legendary comedians and entertainers, despite being dogged by deafness and eventually virtual blindness. His hearing problems began in the early days of his career in the 1950s, around the time he wrote, directed and performed in the spoof pantomime `Pantomania' for the BBC. Undeterred however, Sykes learned to lip-read, going on to write and appear in a number of BBC productions including `Opening Night' and Val Parnell's `Saturday Spectacular', the first of two shows he made with Peter Sellers, a great life-long friend. From 1959 until her death in 1980, Syke's starred with Hattie Jacques in one of Britain's best loved sitcoms `Sykes and A ...' Throughout the two decade run of this show he continued to work alongside a host of stars including Charlie Drake, Tommy Cooper, Tony Hancock, Spike Milligan, Johnny Speight, Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. Eric Sykes's comedy has always sported an essential core of warm humanity and this, along with his genuine creative genius, continues to prove an unforgettably winning combination.

  • The Sun Two-Speed Crossword Book 5

    Test your general knowledge with 80 two-in-one cryptic and coffee time crosswords from Britain's bestselling newspaper. The Sun is Britain's bestselling daily newspaper, with over 3.5 million copies sold every day. This makes The Sun Two-speed Crossword Britain's favourite daily crossword puzzle. The Sun Two-speed Crossword Book 4 is the latest collection of 80 puzzles, featuring cryptic and coffee time - or general-knowledge - clues for each. The twist is that both types of clue lead to the same solution. Clearly laid out with both sets of clues adjacent to the grid across a double-page spread, and all the solutions at the back of the book, The Sun Two Speed Crossword Book 4 will appeal to those wanting a fun and informative break from office or home chores, or a more stimulating intellectual challenge.

  • Nothing Lasts Forever

    A page-turning novel of desire and broken dreams from the internationally bestselling author of The Other Side of Midnight and If Tomorrow Comes. Three young doctors-their hopes, their dreams, their unexpected desires... Dr.Paige Taylor: She swore it was euthanasia, but when Paige inherited a million dollars from a patient, the D.A. called it murder. Dr. Kat Hunter:She vowed never to let another man too close again-until she accepted the challenge of a deadly bet. Dr. Honey Taft:To make it in medicine, she knew she'd need something more than the brains God gave her. Racing from the life-and-death decisions of a big major hospital to the tension-packed fireworks of a murder trial, Nothing Lasts Forever lays bare the ambitions and fears of healers and killers, lovers and betrayers. And proves once again that no reader can outguess Sidney Sheldon, the master of the unexpected.

  • A THOUSAND PIECES OF GOLD: A Memoir of China's Past Through its Proverbs

    The author of the international bestsellers Watching the Tree and Falling Leaves has always been fascinated by proverbs and their importance and use in China. Both her book titles are based on such proverbs. The majority of Chinese proverbs are drawn from the 1st century, when the First King of all China established his leadership over the whole country and its warring kingdoms. In ancient China, a scholar's conversation would be studded with appropriate sayings, and a man's status in society would be defined by his use and knowledge of proverbs. In modern China, much of this is still true, and proverbs are used daily. Adeline Yen Mah introduces us to the whole rich picture of the first century BC when after the long wars between states, China was finally united and the richness of the literature and art could flourish. She portrays the leaders, the plots and the counter-revolutions with great vividness and liveliness so that even those ignorant of Chinese history become absorbed. And as in all her other books, she relates the historical episodes and the proverbs derived from these to experiences in her own life. One of the major expressions of this age was of course the First King's tomb with its terracotta soldiers, of horses and carriages and the stones of the building. The re-finding of this monument - now open to us all - and Adeline Yen Mah's own experiences there, are extraordinary. A Thousand Pieces of Gold, following Watching the Tree and Falling Leaves, is a personal account by a much loved author, but it is also a lively history of the fascinating period of civilisation when Europe was barely out of the stone age.

  • Eating the Sun

    A story of the discovery of a miracle: the source of life itself, this book explains how biologists discovered photosynthesis and through it found an understanding of the history of our planet, and how life is inconceivable without it.

  • Spiders of Britain & Europe

    Spiders are the most obvious group of animals - they share with us our houses and gardens. They also have some of the most fascinating colours, behaviour and biology. This book is designed to aid identification of these animals, without using any complicated keys or equipment. Each of the 450 species covered is illustrated in colour, with paintings of all the common colour variations and differences between the sexes, and described in detail in the text. The general features of each family are also described, with information on courtship, hunting and web-making behaviour. A key to spiders' webs is also included in the introduction. Each species has illustrations of its genitalia - to allow conclusive identification of the species.

  • Collins Spanish Dictionary

    The world's leading Spanish/English dictionary, revised to cover all the latest vocabulary, with a clear,colour layout. Ideal for advanced learners and professional users of Spanish. This seventh edition of the market-leading Spanish dictionary draws once again on Collins' unique multi-million word databases of contemporary English and Spanish to ensure the user has the most complete and accurate picture of real language available today. The dictionary is ideal for advanced learners and professionals using Spanish. * This edition has been revised to include all the latest vocabulary from a wide range of fields, with additional language and grammatical notes to tackle classic translation problems. * Special treatment of long and complex entries, with key phrases, idioms and set grammatical problems highlighted ensures that users find the right translation time. * The attractive, clear, colour layout ensures users find exactly what they need quickly and easily. Also available in the Collins Spanish Dictionary range are Collins Concise Spanish Dictionary, Collins Spanish Dictionary and Grammar and Collins Gem Spanish Dictionary.

  • In Search of Churchill

    Martin Gilbert began work on Winston Churchill's biography, initially as Randolph Churchill's assistant, in 1962 on his 26th birthday. By 1992 he had himself written six of the total eight volumes and edited ten documentary volumes of a projected 15.

  • The Naked Civil Servant

    In this autobiography, Quentin Crisp describes his unhappy childhood and the stresses of adolescence that led him to London. There in bedsits and cafes he found a world of brutality and comedy, of shortlived jobs and precarious relationships. All of which he faced with humour and intelligence.

  • The Known World

    Masterful, Pulitzer-prize winning literary epic about the painful and complex realities of slave life on a Southern plantation. An utterly original exploration of race, trust and the cruel truths of human nature, this is a landmark in modern American literature. Henry Townsend, a black farmer, boot maker, and former slave, becomes proprietor of his own plantation - as well as his own slaves. When he dies, his widow, Caldonia, succumbs to profound grief, and things begin to fall apart: slaves take to escaping under the cover of night, and families who had once found love beneath the weight of slavery begin to betray one another. Beyond the Townsend household, the known world also unravels: low-paid white patrollers stand watch as slave `speculators' sell free black people into slavery, and rumours of slave rebellions set white families against slaves who have served them for years. An ambitious, luminously written novel that ranges from the past to the present, The Known World seamlessly weaves together the lives of the freed and the enslaved - and allows all of us a deeper understanding of the enduring multi-dimensional world created by the institution of slavery.

  • The One Minute Manager - THE ONE MINUTE APOLOGY

    The latest addition to the phenomenally successful ONE MINUTE MANAGER series of business classics by Ken Blanchard: this new parable teaches readers how to accept responsibility for their errors.

    The phenomenal business classic THE ONE MINUTE MANAGER introduced three secrets of management: One Minute Goal-Setting, One Minute Praisings, and One Minute Reprimands. Now told in Ken Blanchard's signature breezy style, this enlightening business parable the fourth secret of the One Minute Manager presents a concept that, implemented properly, is one of the most powerful actions for improving company and employee morale. Step-by-step, Blanchard teaches readers how to accept responsibility for their errors and to deal with the cause of the damage while maintaining their integrity.

  • Cycling in East Anglia (en anglais)

    This cycling guide provides on- and off-road routes, gradient diagrams, and accumulated mileages in East Anglia. It contains: an at-a-glance information box summarizing each tour; comprehensive information on places to visit and refreshment stops; a brief introduction to the area; and advice on preparing for a cycling trip. Twenty-five cycle tours, ranging from short rides suitable for all the family, to half- and full-day rides for more experienced cyclists, are provided. Stage-by-stage route directions and specially created colour mapping (approximate scale: 1.5 miles to 1 inch) are also included.

  • THE ONE MINUTE GOLFER

    The classic book of tried-and-tested techniques for improving your golf with a positive mental attitude, now for the first time in paperback. The One Minute Manager is a book that has sold a staggering 12 million copies in 27 languages and has become the world's most popular management method. Ten years ago, its co-author Ken Blanchard applied his winning approach to his other favourite subject, founding The Golf University in San Diego and penning this fool-proof bestselling book. Now published outside the USA for the first time, The One Minute Golfer contains a series of tried-and-tested techniques for improving your game. Ken Blanchard explains how you can take the same methods that are highly effective in business and adapt them with astonishing success to the golf course. Using training techniques that have been tested with players from beginners to low handicappers, The One Minute Golfer shows how simple exercises in clear thinking and a positive mental attitude will heighten your enjoyment of golf while also improving your game.

  • Making Divorce Work: In 9 Easy Steps

    An hilarious spoof self-help book from the star of Marion & Geoff and host of the new hit BBC comedy The Keith Barret Show.

    'I don't feel like I have lost a wife but that I have gained a friend. I would never have met Geoff if Marion hadn't left me.'

    'Marion and Geoff' was one of the most-loved and most-acclaimed BBC comedies of recent years. Rob Brydon wrote and starred as cuckolded Welsh cabbie Keith Barret, recording a hopelessly optimistic video diary about his life as a divorcee. It was a heartbreaking show, darkly comic and brilliantly written. The series won Best Drama at the South Bank Awards, and Rob Brydon won a British Comedy Award for his performance as Keith.

    In summer 2004 Brydon took his character Keith Barret to the Edinburgh Festival with a show (or rather a 'talk' or 'therapy session') entitled 'Making Divorce Work', which drew on all of Keith's experience as a divorcee. It was a sell-out, and the Daily Telegraph declared it 'More outright hilarious than the TV series'.

    Now, after a highly successful series The Keith Barret Show, Keith Barret has settled down and written an indispensable self-help guide to surviving relationship break-ups. In Making Divorce Work, Barret offers advice for the broken-hearted on everything from getting access to the kids ('my little smashers') to dating again. It is a brilliant parody of the self-help genre (although Barret has written it with all sincerity), and an intimate portrait of Keith Barret; our favourite eternal optimist.

  • THE INTENTION EXPERIMENT: Use Your Thoughts to Change the World

    Ever wondered if your intentions, prayers or wishes have a real, calculable effect on the world? Here, from Lynne McTaggart, groundbreaking author of `The Field', comes riveting accounts of scientific investigations and real case histories with evidence that we are all connected and our intentions can be harnessed as a collective force for good. For the last 40 years renegade scientists, experimenting with the limits of quantum physics, have made seemingly impossible discoveries. 1966: a lie-detector expert accidentally discovers that plants can read thoughts. 1982: meditating Buddhist monks in the Himalayas turn their bodies into a human furnace. 1994: a psychologist's experiments reveal a stream of light flowing from healers during healing. These events form part of an extraordinary scientific story and revolutionary discovery - that thought is a thing that affects other things. In The Intention Experiment, Lynne McTaggart, author of the international bestseller The Field, joins forces with a team of international, renowned scientists to test the effects of focused group intention on scientifically quantifiable targets - animal, plant and human. The Intention Experiment is a truly revolutionary book that invites you, the reader, to take part in the greatest intention experiment in history. The results of McTaggart's 'global laboratory' started with the focused intention that made a geranium leaf glow to evidence to show that group intention is powerful enough to affect targets more than 5000 miles away and may even affect global warming. These remarkable results prove human thought and intention has the power to focus our lives, heal our illnesses, clean up our communities and improve the planet. This book also shows you how to harness that power to make changes in your own life.

  • The Discomfort Zone

    The Discomfort Zone is Jonathan Franzen's tale of growing up afraid of spiders, school dances, urinals, music teachers, boomerangs, popular girls and his parents. It's also a portrait of a middle-class family weathering the turbulence of the 1970s, and a vivid personal history of the decades in which America turned away from its mid-century idealism and became a more polarized society. Whether he's writing about the explosive dynamics of a Christian youth fellowship in the 1970s, the effects of Kafka's fiction on his own protracted quest to lose his virginity or the web of connections between birdwatching, his all-consuming marriage and the problem of global warming, Franzen's recounting of a mid-western youth and a New York adulthood is warmed by the same blend of comic scrutiny and affection that characterize his fiction. Funny, insightful and daringly honest, The Discomfort Zone is Jonathan Franzen at his most engaging.

  • Israel (Collins World Travel Map)

    This map of Israel and Jordan shows the physical relief of the area in colour and provides detailed coverage of towns and cities, roads and railways, mountain ranges, rivers and lakes.

  • Carte routière : Mexico and Guatemala (en anglais)

    A brand new map of Mexico & Guatemala highlighting the key tourist features and classified road network against a background of hillshading and attractive layer colouring. Scale 1:3 000 000; 1 cm to 30 km; 1 inch to 47 miles MAIN FEATURES Detailed physical map with attractive hillshading and layer colouring and showing key tourist sites, areas of natural beauty, local activity centres and main transport links. AREA OF COVERAGE All of Mexico and Guatemala extending from the United States border in the north to the border with El Salvador and Honduras in the south-east INCLUDES Useful features include detailed city maps of Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey and Guatemala City, essential travel connections guide and distance chart. Comprehensive place name index to towns, villages and places of interest on reverse of sheet. WHO THE PRODUCT IS AIMED AT The ideal map for the independent traveller for both planning and using on a trip. Also useful for home and business reference. OTHER PRODUCTS IN THE SERIES Argentina and Chile Brazil Peru, Bolivia & Ecuador Venezuela, Colombia & Ecuador

  • Ship of Magic.

    From the author of the }Farseer Trilogy{, the first book in a new and exciting fantasy series, here appearing in A format paperback. }Ship Of Magic{ follows the fortunes of Althea Vestrit, who on her father's death does not inherit the family liveship as she expected. Published simultaneously with the second book in the series, }The Mad Ship{, in HarperCollins hardback

  • The Real Witches' Garden: Spells,Herbs, Plants and Magical Spaces Outdoors

    A guide to the outdoor world and nature-based spirituality for real witches everywhere. Kate West explains how to set up your own sacred space in the garden and how to grow herbs for use in spells and remedies. The Real Witches' Garden is a practical guide to witchcraft in the garden - whether you have 20 acres or a window box!

  • Handmade Cigar Collector's Guide and Journal

    With more and more people discovering the pleasures of a good smoke, interest in cigars has ignited, and cigar smoking has become the hottest trend of the 90s. Today, such high-profile people as Bill Clinton, Arnold Schwarzenneger, David Letterman, and Madonna are often seen sporting stogies, and according to the Cigar Association of America 3.5 billion cigars were sold in 1995, with sales of premium cigars up an astounding 45 percent.

    For this growing number of aficionados comes The Handmade Cigar Collectors Guide and Journal. The rich journal pages provide space for the user to affix the cigar band and record vital statistics for the cigars they sample, such as draw, ring gauge, flavor and burn. What's more, these pages are adorned with sepia-toned images of famous cigar smokers and memorable quotes.

    The guide section features never-before-published information on how to locate, acquire and preserve the worlds hardest-to-find cigars, as well as color photographs of more than 20 of the most coveted handmade cigars.

    Beautifully designed to reflect the discriminating tastes of cigar lovers, The Handmade Cigar Collectors Guide and Journal is a keepsake that no discerning connoisseur should be without.

  • Copymasters A

    Written by a Chief Examiner, this "Resources and Assessment Pack" includes 128 pages to facilitate differentiation and photocopiable assessment activities on copymaster for each term. It is part of the "Auto Examen A" French language course. "Auto Examen A" is designed for students in the upper half of their ability range in their first year of GCSE or Standard Grade. It explains grammar in context, practises it in the "pages jaunes" and summarizes all grammar introduced at 11-14.

  • Oh Say Can You Say Di-no-saur?: All About Dinosaurs

    "The T. Rex was strong, with teeth sharp as knives. When most dinos saw him, they ran for their lives!" And so Dr. Seuss' Cat in the Hat introduces young readers to the fiercest of all the many extinct reptiles featured in this exciting exploration of the Age of Dinosaurs. This title forms part of a series of books that takes an off-beat look at natural history through a fun combination of Seussian rhymes and zany illustrations. Aimed at early readers - from four to seven year olds - the books are designed to bridge the gap between concept books written for preschoolers and more formal non fiction titles that require fluent reading skills. By presenting the facts in a lively and rhythmic manner, they provide the critical foundation upon which complex facts and ideas can eventually be built.

  • Jonathan Livingston Seagull: A Story

    The complete edition of a timeless classic, includes the recently rediscovered Part Four and `Last Words' by Richard Bach.Jonathan Livingston Seagull, the most celebrated inspirational fable of our time, tells the story of a bird determined to be more than ordinary. `Most gulls don't bother to learn more than the simplest facts of flight - how to get from shore to food and back again,' writes author Richard Bach in this allegory about a unique bird named Jonathan Livingston Seagull. `For most gulls it is not flying that matters, but eating. For this gull, though, it was not eating that mattered, but flight.' Flight is indeed the metaphor that makes this story soar. This bestselling modern classic is a fable about seeking a higher purpose in life, even if your flock, tribe or neighbourhood finds your ambition threatening (at one point our beloved gull is even banished from his flock). By not compromising his higher vision, Jonathan learns the meaning of love and kindness and gets the ultimate payoff - transcendence. The dreamy illustrations by Russell Munson provide just the right illustrations for this spirituality classic that has inspired thousands of readers to follow their own path in life and so fulfill their true potential.

  • Big Mouth and Ugly Girl

    Hard-hitting, page-turning and celebratory of friendship in unlikely circumstances, Joyce Carol Oates' sure touch with small town life hits home in her first young adult novel. Matt Donaghy is the class joker, and Ursula Riggs is the misfit loner. Neither knows the other. But when Matt is suddenly arrested on a charge of threatening to blow up the school and massacre the students, Ursula is the only one who sees through the hysteria and hypocrisy, and corroborates Matt's story. The case is dropped, but Matt's old friends avoid him, and his teachers treat him with kid gloves. Even Ursula, apparently his only friend during the crisis, can't meet his eye. But Ursula can't remain aloof when she catches Matt contemplating suicide - and a strange friendship is born.

  • Wilfred Thesiger: The Life of the Great Explorer

    Wilfred Thesiger, the last of the great gentlemen explorer-adventurers, became a legend in his own lifetime. This authorised biography by a longstanding friend and associate delves into his little-known character and motivations, as well as recounting the details of his extraordinary life. Wilfred Thesiger, the great explorer-adventurer and author of 'Arabian Sands' and 'The Marsh Arabs', and one work of autobiography 'The Life of my Choice', became a legend in his own lifetime, but his character and motivations have remained an intriguing enigma. In this authorised biography - written with Thesiger's support before he died in 2003 and with unique access to the rich Thesiger archive - Alexander Maitland investigates this fascinating figure's family influences, his wartime experiences, his philosophy as a hunter and conservationist, his writing and photography, his friendships with Arabs and Africans amongst whom he lived, and his now-acknowledged homosexuality.

  • Calcio: A History of Italian Football

    The first history of Italian football to be written in English, `Calcio' is a mix of serious analysis and comic storytelling, with vivid descriptions of games, goals, dives, missed penalties, riots and scandals in the richest and toughest league in the world. `Calcio' tells the story of Italian football from its origins in the 1890's to the present day. It takes us through a history of great players and teams, of style, passion and success, but also of violence, cynicism, catenaccio tactics and corruption. We meet the personalities that have shaped this history - from the Italian heroes to the foreigners that failed, the model professionals to the mavericks. `Calcio' evokes the triumphs (the 1982 World Cup victory) and the tragedies (Meroni, the 'Italian George Best', killed by his number one fan), set against a backdrop of paranoia and intrigue, in a country where the referee is seen as corrupt until proven otherwise. Calcio is no longer a game. It is sometimes difficult to define it as a sport. It is certainly big business and a fanatical civic religion. There is no moral code here. Winners are always right, losers always wrong. This history of Italian football reveals all about the richest and toughest league in the world.

  • Glasgow Street Finder Map

    This streetfinder map of Galsgow is on a scale of 4.75 inches to one mile.

  • Turquie Egée Côte : 1/435 000

    Single sided map, previously published as part of the Bartholomew South West Turkey Holiday Map. Now rebranded Collins. Scale 1: 435 000 1 cm to 4.4 kms 1 inch to 7 miles EDITION Single sided map, previously published as part of the Bartholomew South West Turkey Holiday Map. Now rebranded Collins. MAIN FEATURES Road map of the Aegean Coast of Turkey, with tourist information. Indexes to places of interest. INCLUDES Town plans of Kusadasi, Bodrum and Marmaris. Large scale site plan of the ancient city of Efes (Ephesos). Holiday factfile on back cover. AREA OF COVERAGE From Izmir in the north to Marmaris in the south WHO THE PRODUCT IS AIMED AT Tourist and package holiday maker. OTHER PRODUCTS IN THE SERIES Turkey -- Mediterranean Coast Cyprus Crete Rhodes Corfu Plus a range of maps covering most popular holiday destinations

  • Solitude (Flamingo)

    This study challenges the widely-held view that success in personal relationships is the only key to happiness. It argues that we pay far too little attention to some of the other great satisfactions of life - work and creativity. In a series of biographical sketches it demonstrates how many of the creative geniuses of our civilization have been solitary, by temperament or circumstance, and how the capacity to be alone is, even for those who are not creative, a sign of maturity.

  • The Memoirs of a Survivor

    A compelling vision of a disorietating and barbaric future from Doris Lessing, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Many years in the future, city life has broken down, communications have failed and food supplies are dwindling. From her window a middle-aged woman - our narrator - watches things fall apart and records what she witnesses: hordes of people migrating to the countryside, gangs of children roaming the streets. One day, a young girl, Emily, is brought to her house by a stranger and left in her care. A strange, precocious adolescent, drawn to the tribal streetlife and its barbaric rituals, she is unafraid of the harsh world outside, while our narrator retreats into her hidden world where reality fades and the past is revisited . . .

  • PS, I Love You

    Meaningful, moving and magical - the classic bestselling love story Everyone needs a guardian angel... Some people wait their whole lives to find their soul mates. But not Holly and Gerry. Childhood sweethearts, they could finish each other's sentences and even when they fought, they laughed. No one could imagine Holly and Gerry without each other. Until the unthinkable happens. Gerry's death devastates Holly. But as her 30th birthday looms, Gerry comes back to her. He's left her a bundle of notes, one for each of the months after his death, gently guiding Holly into her new life without him, each note signed 'PS, I Love You'. As the notes are gradually opened, and as the year unfolds, Holly is both cheered up and challenged. The man who knows her better than anyone sets out to teach her that life goes on. With some help from her friends, and her noisy and loving family, Holly finds herself laughing, crying, singing, dancing - and being braver than ever before. Life is for living, she realises - but it always helps if there's an angel watching over you.

  • "Praise Be!" Christmas Book

    Based on the "Praise Be!" TV programme, this book takes the reader through the month of December, day-by-day, covering all the jobs that need to be done in preparation for Christmas. As usual, Thora shares many of her own reminiscences about Christmases' past, and includes a selection of favourite hymns, prayers and sayings. Thora Hird is an actress who has featured in "Last of the Summer Wine" and "Talking Heads".

  • Walking in the Shade: Volume Two of My Autobiography, 1949-1962

    The second volume of the autobiography of Doris Lessing, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. 'Walking in the Shade' begins in 1949, as Doris Lessing arrives in London with nothing but her young son and the manuscript of her first novel. With humour and clear-sightedness, she records her battles of the next decade: her involvement with communism, her love affairs, her struggle with poverty, the difficulties she faced as a young single mother. But as well there is the success of that first novel, 'The Grass Is Singing', and meetings with personalities and opinion-makers - Kenneth Tynan, John Osborne, Bertrand Russell and others.Describing, too, the genesis of 'The Golden Notebook', this book sees Lessing emerge as one of the most exciting, and groundbreaking, novelists of the post-war generation, and one of the twentieth century's great writers.

  • Cycling in Yorkshire Dales (en anglais)

    Twenty-five cycle tours, ranging from short rides suitable for all the family, to half- and full-day rides for more experienced cyclists. Stage-by-stage route directions and specially created colour mapping. Mapping scale: 1.5 miles to 1 inch (approx.) * On- and off-road routes; gradient diagrams; accumulated mileages throughout each ride. * At-a-glance information box summarising each tour. * Comprehensive information on places to visit along the way and refreshment stops. * A brief introduction to the area; advice on preparing for a cycling trip. OTHER TITLES IN THE SERIES Cycling in Central Scotland Cycling in Cornwall & Devon Cycling in the Cotswolds Cycling in Cumbria & the Lake District Cycling in Dorset & Hampshire Cycling in Edinburgh & South East Scotland Cycling the South Downs

  • Teacher's Notes 3

    These teacher's resources accompany the third book in a PSE course for pupils of all abilities at Key Stages 3 and 4. The series is designed for use on a year-by-year basis, with Book 1 corresponding to Year 7, but the structure is flexible enough to allow teachers to use the sections selectively. Each of the pupils' books contains at least three units on each of the themes which the NCC has identified as "essential parts of the whole curriculum" - economic and industrial understanding, careers education and guidance (including self-awareness), health education, education for citizenship and environmental education. The activities involve the use of all the cross-curricular skills - communication, numeracy, study skills, problem-solving, personal and social skills, and information technology. The teacher resources include photocopiable questionnaires, activities, further information and stimulus material, designed to support and extend the variety of topics in the pupils' books. Also included is guidance on every spread in the pupils' books, identifying not only the cross-curricular themes, but also the various skills involved in each unit.

  • Together We Stand: North Africa 1942-1943: Turning the Tide in the West

    From the bestselling author of Fortress Malta this is the second book in the Mediterranean war trilogy. This book looks afresh at the conflict in Northern Africa, focusing for the first time on the involvement of the US and the way this early collaboration to defeat shaped the whole Anglo-American axis for the rest of the war in Europe. By June 1942, Britain had reached her lowest ebb. Her military command was in tatters, her armies beaten, and in the Middle East it seemed all might be lost. Her new ally, America, had only fledgling armed forces and was severely under-trained, yet it was this alliance of the weary combatant and naive newcomer, coming together for the first time in North Africa, that would eventually bring about the defeat of Nazi Germany. This crucial period - from defeat at Gazala through to the victories of Alamein and, ultimately, Tunisia - was a time of learning for the Allies. Yet by the end Britain and America had finally gained material and certain tactical advantages over Germany, particularly in air warfare. As this book shows, the development of a tactical air force - principles that are still used to this day - were founded over the skies of North Africa. When the Axis forces were finally driven from North Africa in May 1943, over 250,000 Axis troops were taken prisoner, more than had surrendered to the Russians at Stalingrad. It was a major victory and a crucial steppingstone to the future invasion of Italy and France. In this new reappraisal, James Holland interweaves the personal stories of the men - and women - who made up these polyglot Allied forces: British and American, Nepalese and Punjabi, South African and Australian, Maori and Zulu, from all ranks and all services. From the heat and dust of the Western Desert to the mud and mountains of Northern Tunisia, this book charts the extraordinary first days of an Alliance that has worked together ever since.

  • The Red Power Murders: A DreadfulWater Mystery

    From the bestselling author of The Back of the Turtle and The Inconvenient Indian comes a wry and irreverent mystery

    Thumps DreadfulWater has never liked surprises—even the good ones are annoying. So it’s no shock that a string of seemingly random occurrences is causing Thumps some real discomfort. First Noah Ridge, the Red Power Native activist, arrives in Thumps’ sleepy town of Chinook. Then the body of a retired FBI agent turns up at the local Holiday Inn. In the background hovers the ghostly presence of Lucy Kettle, second-in-charge of the Red Power movement, a tough woman in a tough place until her disappearance years ago. Now the sheriff wants Thumps to trade in his photography gig for a temporary cop beat. And it won’t be over, Thumps soon realizes, until everyone’s dead—or famous.

    Hailed by critics in his first appearance, Cherokee ex-cop Thumps DreadfulWater is back in rumpled but razor-sharp form, doing his laconic, comic best to avoid trouble—and catch the bad guys. Bestselling writer Thomas King has penned a second entertaining DreadfulWater mystery, injected with the author’s characteristic dry wit and biting social commentary.

     

  • Out of the Silent Planet (Cosmic Trilogy)

    The first novel in C.S. Lewis's classic sci-fi trilogy which tells the adventure of Dr Ransom who is kidnapped and transported to Mars In the first novel of C.S. Lewis's classic science fiction trilogy, Dr Ransom, a Cambridge academic, is abducted and taken on a spaceship to the red planet of Malacandra, which he knows as Mars. His captors are plotting to plunder the planet's treasures and plan to offer Ransom as a sacrifice to the creatures who live there. Ransom discovers he has come from the 'silent planet' - Earth - whose tragic story is known throughout the universe...

  • Collins Tree Guide

    The definitive, fully-illustrated guide to the trees of Britain and non-Mediterranean Europe.

  • Golden Girl's Glasses

    Golden Girl's Glasses sensitively deals with the problem of needing glasses and the inevitable visit to an optician. But Golden Girl, like many young children, takes a bit of persuading before she will actually wear her new glasses. This sensitive story is part of Stage 3 of Reading At Home, a carefully planned reading strand, which takes children from the earliest stages of reading to deciphering whole sentences within a story context. Golden Girl's Glasses has three sentences of text on each spread combined with charming illustrations all helping to make learning to read fun!

  • DISRAELI: A Personal History

    Disraeli is one of the most fascinating men of the 19th century. This masterly biography, written by an outstanding popular historian, concentrates on his intriguing private life. Superb politician, orator, writer and wit, Benjamin Disraeli was - according to Queen Victoria - `the kindest Minister' she had ever had, who `reached the top of the greasy pole' [in his own words] despite considerable antisemitism. He enjoyed many scandalous affairs before marrying a widow twelve years older than himself - an extremely eccentric woman to whom he remained deeply and touchingly devoted for the rest of his life. Disraeli had never intended to be a politician. He had begun his astonishing career by working unenthusiastically in a lawyer's office; he had tried unsuccessfully to found a newspaper; he had written a novel which lay unproductively in the publisher's office. A conspicuous dandy, sprightly, attentive and witty, he was attractive to women, enjoying many liaisons until he contracted a venereal disease in a St James's Street brothel. He married in 1839. `Dizzy married me for my money,' Mary Anne used to say. `But, if he had the chance again, he would marry me for love.' They lived in a large country house, Hughenden Manor, near High Wycombe, which he bought with mostly borrowed money, and soon became one of the most gifted of parliamentarians and as celebrated as any politician in England. As an antidote to his grief at his wife's death in 1872 he threw himself back into the political life, becoming Prime Minister for the second time in 1874, displacing Gladstone much to the Queen's delight.

  • Britain 1558-1689

    A comprehensive text on Elizabethan and Stuart history.

    Includes historical interpretations, document source questions, explanation of difficult words and concepts and a study skills section for exam preparation.

    Britain 1558-1689: A Synoptic Assessment

    Elizabeth I and Religion

    Elizabethan Foreign Policy

    Elizabethan Government and Finance

    Elizabethan Social and Economic History

    James I, Religion, Parliament, Foreign Policy

    The Causes of the Civil Wars

    The Civil Wars and Interregnum, including an in-depth study of Cromwell

    Charles II

    James II, William III and the Glorious Revolution of 1668-9

    Index"

  • BAC POCHE ECONOMIE B

    Neuf circuits de randonnees pour decouvrir le Cantal. Edition 2011 : integre l'itineraire Saint-Flour - Egliseneuve-d'Entraigues sur le GR(R) 4.
    Avec un diametre d'environ 70 km, le massif cantalien est l'un des plus importants d'Europe. Pics, monts et planezes ont pris la place de l'enorme volcan des origines. Lentement erodee, cette region montagneuse est devenue un immense paturage d'altitude qui se couvre de fleurs au printemps : ancolies, lis, digitales, gentianes.
    Plus a l'Est, perchee sur son promontoire de basalte, St-Flour garde au travers de son eveche et se sa cathedrale le souvenir jaloux de sa prosperite passee. Elle est la porte qui permet d'acceder aux sommets aplanis et parsemes de blocs de granit de la Margeride (boucle a parcourir en 6 jours), aux gorges de la Truyere (boucle a parcourir en 5 jours) et au plateau basaltique de la Planeze (boucle a parcourir en 4 jours).

  • Knots

    A clear introduction to the world of knots, from the practical to the decorative. Illustrated step-by-step instructions on how to master over 50 knots.

    Step-by-step instructions to tying over 50 knots from the essential to the decorative. A practical guide for sailers, moutaineers and campers as well as those who would like to try their hand at more decorative knots.

  • The White Spider

    A classic of mountaineering literature, this is the story of the harrowing first ascent of the North Face of the Eiger, the most legendary and terrifying climb in history. Heinrich Harrer, author of `Seven Years in Tibet' and one of the twentieth century's greatest mountaineers, was part of the team that finally conquered the Eiger's fearsome North Face in 1938. It was a landmark expedition that pitted the explorers against treacherous conditions and the limits of human endurance, and which many have since tried - and failed - to emulate. Armed with an intimate knowledge that comes only from first-hand experience of climbing the Eiger, Harrer gives a gripping account of physical daring and mental resilience. A new introduction by Joe Simpson, author of `Touching the Void', confirms the lasting relevance of this true adventure classic.

  • Ging Gang Goolie, It's An Alien

    Alien space monsters invade Earth, prepared for a fight to the death. What they are not prepared for is the 3rd Balsawood Scout troop. Will the aliens succeed? Will life on Earth cease to exist? Will Gary Wimbush ever find his woggle? BE PREPARED.

  • CHOCOLATE BUSTERS

    In this work, Jason Vale reveals the dangers of chocolate's ingredients, the marketing industry's ploys to keep us all hooked and our emotional attachment to the sweet stuff - and shows you how to kick the habit.

  • The Hollow

    New edition Hercule Poirot mysteries.

  • A History of South Africa

    'A remarkable feat of scholarship, fairness and readability, full of lively detail with a freshness of style which brings new life to the narrative' Anthony Sampson Throughout its turbulent history, South Africa has frequently been the focus of worldwide attention - usually hostile. Yet prejudice and ignorance about the country are widespread. The evolution of the present-day 'Rainbow Nation' has taken place under conditions of sometimes extreme pressure. Since long before the arrival of the first European settlers in the seventeenth century, the country has been home to a complex and uneasily co-existing blend of races and cultures, and successive waves of immigrants have added to the already volatile mixture. Despite the euphoria which greeted the dismantling of the apartheid system and the election as President of Nelson Mandela in April 1994, South Africa's history, racial mix and recent political upheavals suggest it will not easily free itself from the legacy of its tumultuous past. Newly revised and updated, Frank Welsh's vividly written, even-handed and authoritative history casts new light on many of South Africa's most cherished myths. Like his A History of Hong Kong, it will surely come to be regarded as definitive.

  • ALL OF THESE PEOPLE: A Memoir

    In a memoir of staggering power and candour, award-winning journalist Fergal Keane addresses his experience of wars of different kinds, some very public and others acutely personal. During his years of reporting from the world's most savage and turbulent regions, Fergal Keane has witnessed the violence of the South African townships and the terror in Rwanda, the most extreme kinds of human behaviour, the horror of genocide and the bravery of peacekeepers faced with overwhelming odds. As one of the BBC's leading correspondents, he recounts extraordinary encounters on the front lines. Alongside his often brutal experiences in the field, he also describes unflinchingly the challenges and demons he has faced in his personal life growing up in Ireland. Keane's existence as a war reporter is all that we imagine: frantic filing of reports and dodging shells, interspersed with rest in bombed-out hotels and concrete shelters. Life in such vulnerable areas of the globe is emotionally draining, but full of astonishing moments of camaraderie and human bravery. And so this is also a memoir of the human connections, at once simple and complex, that are made in extreme circumstances. These pages are filled with the memories of remarkable people. At the heart of Fergal Keane's story is a descent into and recovery from alcoholism, spanning two generations, father and son; a different kind of war, but as much part of the journey of the last twenty-five years as the bullets and bombs.

  • Melrose and Croc Go to Town

    Melrose and Croc are two irresistible new characters from the creator of the popular Blue Kangaroo series, Emma Chichester Clark.

    Our endearing duo are thrilled to be taking an exciting trip to town. Little Green Croc just can't wait to rush off into the bright lights and bustle of the city, but the slightly more worldly-wise Melrose advises caution - the crowds are big and Croc is a very small crocodile, and if they are not careful, he might end up...LOST! Thankfully the friends are reunited for a happy ending.

    This entertaining urban adventure for the loveable pair is sure to amuse children and parents alike, and shows the dazzling potential of the Melrose and Croc series.

  • The Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells: The Ultimate Reference Book for the Magical Arts (Flexibound)

    The definitive magic reference book for Witches, Wiccans and all devotees of the magical arts. This is the real version of the archetypal master spell book of fantasy that has a place in our collective imagination.The spell book also contains a brief history of and basic precepts of magic, plus material about the tools of Witchcraft.

  • Chewy Hughie

    'Collins Big Cat' is a guided reading series for ages 4-7, featuring both fiction and non-fiction titles which encourage children to develop their reading skills.

  • Apollo's Arrow

    For centuries, scientists and charlatans have claimed to know what's happening tomorrow before tomorrow comes. But how well can we really predict the future? Can past events-Hurricane Katrina, bull markets, the SARS outbreak-help us understand what will happen next? Will scientists ever be able to forecast catastrophes, or will we always be at the mercy of Mother Nature, waiting for the next storm, epidemic or economic crash to thunder through our lives?

    In Apollo's Arrow, Canadian scientist David Orrell looks back at past prognosticators, from the time of the Oracle at Delphi to the rise of astrology to the advent of the nightly news, showing us how scientists (and some charlatans) predicted the future. He asks how today's scientists can claim to anticipate future weather events when even three-day forecasts prove a serious challenge. Can we predict epidemics? Can we accurately foresee our financial future? Or will we only find out about tomorrow when tomorrow arrives?

    The trajectory of an arrow is something that can be determined reasonably accurately from the arrow's starting position and its velocity using the laws of physics. But if there's a gust of wind that is not included in the model, then the arrow will depart slightly from its predicted path. Might not be important, unless you happen to be the person waiting at the other end with the apple on your head.

    Studies have shown that social forecasting, scientific and otherwise, is about as accurate as random guessing, despite the vast numbers of highly paid experts employed to do it. If the futurologists of the 1960s had been right, for example, I would probably be writing this in an orbital space station as my personal robot tends to my toenails.-from Apollo's Arrow

  • The Trials of Death

    This is the fifth title in the compelling and chilling saga of Darren Shan, but the second part in a new trilogy, following Darren's initiation into the vampire clan. THE SAGA OF DARREN SHAN BOOK 5 Compelled by his loyalty to Mr Crepsley, Darren Shan, the vampire's assistant, agrees to prove his worthiness to the vampire clan by undertaking a series of trials. Each Trial is set by the Vampire Princes to test agility, cunning and intelligence. Failure means death. Whilst their attention is focused on Darren, the vampire clan fail to notice that the vampaneze have infiltrated their mountain stronghold. Who is the traitor helping the vampaneze, and will Darren survive the trials to oust the vampire's greatest foes? Another atmospheric and terrifying tale from the author of Cirque Du Freak.

  • THRASS: Handwriting Book

    This workbook aims to develop and reinforce children's knowledge of the 26 letters of the alphabet.

  • Insects

    This introduction to insects features 240 of the most commonly found species within the British Isles. Each entry includes a photograph and details of distinguishing features, with information on size, habitat, and geographical range.

  • HOW TO DEVELOP YOUR SIXTH SENSE

    A Practical Guide to developing your own extraordinary powers.

    We all have the potential to develop our psychic and intuitive abilities. Through using this book, you may discover that you are a natural healer or a latent clairaudient. You could awaken a powerful clairvoyant vision. Activating your psychic potential is safe, transformational, and fun.

    Includes:

    exercises to encourage your unique psychic abilities

    techniques for awakening your inner wisdom

    ways to develop the latest powers of your mind

    affirmations, visualizations, and practical guidance to enhance your spiritual growth

  • Travels in an Old Tongue: Touring the World Speaking Welsh

    The idiosyncratic and witty travelogue of a young Welsh-speaking woman who travels the globe in search of Welsh communities. - The acclaimed debut of a remarkably witty and engaging travel writer (Bill Bryson meets Jan Morris). Her next book will explore the world through its theme parks! - At once a fascinating travelogue and an innovative book about the consequences of language. 'A delightful read - a marvellous mixture of wit, nostalgia, character description and atmosphere setting. Anyone who is Welsh, or who has connections with Wales, should read it, as should anyone who isn't, and hasn't, but who simply wants to work out what on earth is going on in the minds, hearts and mouths of those for whom Welsh is the language of heaven.' Professor David Crystal

  • Carte routière : Thailand (en anglais)

    This detailed physical map, with hillshading and layer colouring, shows key tourist sites, areas of natural beauty, local activity centres and main transport links. It covers the whole of Thailand extending from the Indian Ocean to its borders with Myanmar (Burma), Laos, Cambodia and Malaysia. Features include detailed city maps of Bangkok and Chiang Mai, large scale inset maps of the holiday islands of Koh Phuket and Koh Samui, a travel connections guide, and distance chart. A comprehensive place name index to towns, villages and places of interest is provided on the reverse of the sheet. The map is suitable for the independent traveller for both planning and using on a trip. It should also be useful for home and business reference.

  • Coffee: Delectable Seasons

    From the paintbrush and pen of Maryjo Koch, this collection of detailed sketches, whimsical observations, and lore sums up everything you ever wanted to know about the art of brewing and drinking coffee.

  • Horses' Holiday

    Hooray! Hooray! It's the horses' holiday! They come by coach, they come by car, They come from far away. This humorous rhyming story takes the reader on a riotous journey to Dobbin World, where the horses' holiday activities seem strikingly similar to our own

  • Get the Fruit

    This colourful book with hilarious cartoons is a wordless story set in the jungle. A pair of monkeys have their eye on a juicy-looking fruit hanging just out of reach. The story follows their inventive but unsuccessful attempts to grab the fruit.

  • How to Mind Map: The Ultimate Thinking Tool That Will Change Your Life

    A practical pocket guide that teaches you how to Mind Map with ease from Tony Buzan, the inventor of the Mind Map.

    Mind Maps(R) are the ultimate thinking tool for maximizing your brainpower and radically improving your performance. Mind Mapping is a revolutionary system of planning and note taking that has changed the lives of millions of people all over the world.

    How to Mind Map is THE definitive guide to Mind Maps brought to you by their inventor Tony Buzan. This practical pocket guide explains everything you need to know about Mind Maps and shows how they make it easy to:

    Get started on and plan a project
    - Think up brilliant ideas
    - Remember things
    - Save time.

  • AND THEN THERE WERE NONE

    Agatha Christie's world-famous mystery thriller, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers. Ten strangers, apparently with little in common, are lured to an island mansion off the coast of Devon by the mysterious U.N.Owen. Over dinner, a record begins to play, and the voice of an unseen host accuses each person of hiding a guilty secret. That evening, former reckless driver Tony Marston is found murdered by a deadly dose of cyanide. The tension escalates as the survivors realise the killer is not only among them but is preparing to strike again... and again...

  • Teacher's Resource Book 2

    Concise teaching notes provide practical advice on differentiation; homework suggestions; and assessment advice written by an Inspector for Assessment. It is part of the "Vital 2" French language course. "Vital 2" is the second level of a two-year course to motivate students at ages 14-16 in the Foundation Tier. Moving on to a second book gives students a sense of increase motivation. Eleven units are divided into half-term modules within a vocational context.

  • Demanding the Impossible

    A fascinating and comprehensive history, 'Demanding the Impossible' is a challenging and thought-provoking exploration of anarchist ideas and actions from ancient times to the present day. Navigating the broad 'river of anarchy', from Taoism to Situationism, from Ranters to Punk rockers, from individualists to communists, from anarcho-syndicalists to anarcha-feminists, 'Demanding the Impossible' is an authoritative and lively study of a widely misunderstood subject. It explores the key anarchist concepts of society and the state, freedom and equality, authority and power and investigates the successes and failure of the anarchist movements throughout the world. While remaining sympathetic to anarchism, it presents a balanced and critical account. It covers not only the classic anarchist thinkers, such as Godwin, Proudhon, Bakunin, Kropotkin, Reclus and Emma Goldman, but also other libertarian figures, such as Nietzsche, Camus, Gandhi, Foucault and Chomsky. No other book on anarchism covers so much so incisively. In this updated edition, a new epilogue examines the most recent developments, including 'post-anarchism' and 'anarcho-primitivism' as well as the anarchist contribution to the peace, green and 'Global Justice' movements. Demanding the Impossible is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand what anarchists stand for and what they have achieved. It will also appeal to those who want to discover how anarchism offers an inspiring and original body of ideas and practices which is more relevant than ever in the twenty-first century.

  • Patriot games

    Jack Ryan returns to take on Irish terrorists in Clancy's third No 1 bestselling thriller - now reissued with a new cover. When Ryan foils an Ulster Liberation Army terrorist attack on the Prince of Wales and his family, his courageous actions not only win him the admiration of an entire nation, they also arouse the enmity and hatred of that nation's most dangerous men. Now a ULA target himself, Jack Ryan plunges into the murky world of counter-intelligence, where he uncovers a connection between the ULA and an international underground network that places him at the forefront of the deadly battle against international terrorism, and pitches him into the most desperate struggle of his life...

  • Memoirs

    Former editor of The Times, the late William Rees-Mogg was a pivotal figure of post-war Britain. Here he recounts the remarkable story of his life.

    As editor of The Times (his glory years), journalist, commentator, Chairman of the Arts Council, and, later, Chairman of the Broadcasting Standards Council (when he was accused of censorship), the William Rees-Mogg spent his life at the centre of events in politics and journalism.

    Often controversial, his strong, fiercely defended opinions went to the heart of the problems of the day. From his famous defence of Mick Jagger on a charge of possessing cannabis, to his recent criticism of the morality behind the war in Kosovo and defence of monetarism, his writing demanded attention, to the point of becoming newsworthy in itself.

    He knew the people who shaped our time, from royalty to presidents, business magnates and religious leaders, and his unique insider perspective is here used to great effect, with perceptive, provocative recollections of people such as Rab Butler, Margaret Thatcher, Anthony Eden, Shirley Williams, Roy Jenkins, Robin Day, Rupert Murdoch and many more.

    From an early age his life was filled with incident - among the many anecdotes are the stories of the Bristol Blitz; his doomed attempts to enter politics; writing speeches for Anthony Eden during Suez; hiring burglars to uncover corruption in the Met; an eventful stay at Chequers with Harold Wilson; how Rupert Murdoch amused the Queen at lunch; and how Harold Macmillan impressed Ronald Reagan at dinner.

    His colourful and illuminating memoirs offer a wonderfully readable life of one of the great characters of the age.

  • 10 Sonatas - Galuppi Piano

    Baldassare Galuppi (1706-1785) received his first music lessons from his father and later became a pupil of the famous Antonio Lotti. His oeuvre first and foremost includes operas and oratorios, but he also wrote chamber music works, cantatas and works for piano. Although well-known in his days and highly acclaimed by his contemporaries, such as Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubart and Charles Burney, for his compositional skills, he rather has to be classed among the forgotten composers today. This new edition with 9 of his harpsichord sonatas published in Nuremberg and London during Galuppi's lifetime aims to put things right.

  • Teacher's Notes

    A teacher's guide containing actions on how to use the workbooks plus help with planning lessons. Clear practical background guidance on teaching phonics is provided.

  • CHRIS EUBANK

    Love him or loathe him, Chris Eubank is one of life's more eccentric personalities who has transcended the world of boxing and established himself as a media celebrity and role model to millions of fans the world over. His story is both gripping and extraordinary.

    He exploded into the public consciousness in November 1990 with a ferocious defeat of Nigel Benn for the WBO middleweight crown. Once crowned champion, he made 19 successful defences of his title and became one of the most talked about boxers of his generation.

    But his early life was so very different. Aged 15, Eubank was ejected from the last in a long line of care homes and was living on the streets. His life was a mess of shoplifting, burglary, drink and drugs from which there seemed no escape. In 1981, in a last-ditch attempt to drag himself from the abyss, he relocated to New York with his mother. Here he started boxing and within two years he had won the prestigious Spanish Golden Gloves Amateur title.

    Some of the incredible experiences he recalls in his autobiography include: his involvement in a car crash which saw a man die, how he became Lord of the Manor of Brighton, his reaction to Michael Watson's horrific injuries sustained in their 1992 super-middleweight contest and subsequent partial recovery, his views on the 'mugs game' from which he previously made his living, his relationship with Nelson Mandela and Muhammad Ali, his passion for his truck, jeeps and motorbikes, and his legendary sartorial elegance and extravagance.

    Eubank's life as a 'TV celebrity' is even more enigmatic and compelling. He was the subject of a Louis Theroux fly-on-the-wall documentary, he was first to be voted out of the Comic Relief Big Brother house, and is the star of his own television programme At Home with the Eubanks. His story is truly extraordinary.

  • House of Cards

    REVISED AND UPDATED WITH BRAND NEW MATERIAL The acclaimed political thriller that first introduced the unforgettable Francis Urquhart MP and launched Michael Dobbs' No 1 bestselling career - now updated with brand new material. Michael Dobbs' entertaining tale of skulduggery and intrigue within the Palace of Westminster has been a huge hit with the public. Its scheming hero, Chief Whip Francis Urquhart, who uses fair means and foul to become Prime Minister, is one of the best-known characters of the last decade - the politician we all love to hate. Acclaimed for its authenticity and insights into a secret world - the result of many years working behind the scenes for the Conservative Party - it became a highly popular, award-winning BBC TV series, with Francis Urquhart memorably portrayed by Ian Richardson, and was followed by two further sequels, `To Play the King' and `The Final Cut', which also became top-rating TV series.

  • Sum Of All Fears

    Jack Ryan confronts terrorists in the Middle East in Tom Clancy's spectacular sixth novel - another Sunday Times No 1 bestseller - now reissued with a new cover. As those in power around the globe face up to the challenges of a new world order, in Washington CIA Deputy Director Jack Ryan is putting everything into a plan that could finally bring peace to a Middle East still suffering from the ravages of war. But too many groups have invested too much blood to allow the plan to succeed - the terrorists have one final desperate card to play. With one terrible act the world is plunged into nuclear crisis. His dreams of peace shattered, Ryan is confronted with a situation he has never dared to imagine: with the world standing on the brink of war, what do you do if the US President is incompetent to deal with the greatest crisis of all?

  • John Major: The Autobiography

    `The best memoir by a senior politician for years.' Simon Jenkins, Sunday Times John Major's autobiography is one of the most personal and revealing ever written by a former British Prime Minister. The account of his childhood, rise and fall is candid, scrupulous and unsparing. Major's early life was extraordinary; his rise through Parliament meteoric. Soon a favourite of Margaret Thatcher, he became Foreign Secretary and then Chancellor of the Exchequer. When Thatcher fell, he fought and won a shrewd campaign to succeed her, and went on to win a remarkable general election victory in 1992. He brought down inflation and ushered in a solid economic recovery, yet within months of the 1992 election, his government was in troubled waters. John Major is candid about his fight to keep sterling in the ERM and his reactions to `Black Wednesday'. He is frank about the civil war within his party over Britain's relationship with the EU. He is honest about what he won and what he lost, about friends and foes within his party as well as outside.

  • Atlas routiers : Road Atlas Britain 2003 (en anglais)

    3.2 miles to 1 inch 1:200,000 The ultimate road atlas for the year 2003, featuring the exceptionally clear 'Collins' mapping from the Bartholomew digital database

  • THE DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS: Volume III - 1662

    The third volume of the complete Diary of Samuel Pepys in its most authoritative and acclaimed edition. This complete edition of the Diary of Samuel Pepys comprises eleven volumes - nine volumes of text and footnotes (with an introduction of 120 pages in Volume I), a tenth volume of commentary (The Companion) and an eleventh volume of Index. Each of the first eight volumes contains one whole calendar year of the diary, from January to December. The ninth volume runs from January 1668 to May 1669. The Diary was first published in abbreviated form in 1825. A succession of new editions, re-issues and selections, published in the Victorian era, made the Diary one of the best-known books, and Pepys one of the best-known figures, of English history. But in none of these versions - not even in the Wheatley, which for long stood as the standard edition - was there a reliable, still less a full text, and in none of them was there a commentary with any claim to completeness. This edition was in preparation for many years, and remains the first in which the entire Diary is printed and in which an attempt has been made at systematic comment on it. The primary aim of the principal editors was to see that the Diary was presented in a manner suitable to the historical and literary importance of its contents. At the same time they had in mind the interests of the wide public of English-speaking people to whom the diarist himself, rather than the importance of what he wrote, is what matters.

  • Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

    A fresh translation of the writings of Patanjali, the first man to record the ancient practice of yoga, by B. K. S. Iyengar, the man who introduced yoga to the West.

  • Unless I'm Very Much Mistaken: My Autobiography

    The voice of motor racing and much loved public figure - and the man responsible for introducing millions of viewers to the previously inaccessible world of Formula 1 - tells the story of his incident-packed life, with a brand new chapter on his globetrotting adventures since retirement.

    Murray Walker is a national treasure. When the man who made famous the catch phrase 'Unless I'm very much mistaken... I AM very much mistaken!!!' announced that he was retiring as ITV's Grand Prix commentator, the media reacted as if the sport itself was losing one of its biggest stars.

    His reputation for mistakes was the making of Walker. He was the fan who happened to be given the keys to the commentary box - and never wanted to give them back. His high-octane delivery kept viewers on the edge of their seats, while his passion for talking about the sport he loved was matched by an all-encompassing knowledge gained through hours of painstaking research before every race.

    In his book he writes about his childhood and the influence that his father, British motorcycle champion Graham Walker, had on his career. Failing to match his father's achievements on the track after active service in World War II, he made a successful career for himself in advertising which catapulted him to the top of his profession.

    An offer from the BBC to take over the commentary seat for their F1 broadcasts was too good to turn down, and it wasn't long before the infamous 'Murrayisms' enlivened a sport which until then had been shrouded in a cloak of unfathomable technical jargon and mind-numbing statistics.

    He also talks about the biggest changes in the sport over the last 50 years, in particular the safety issues which came to the fore after the tragic death of Ayrton Senna, which he witnessed first hand. His partnership with James Hunt behind the microphone is the subject of some hilarious anecdotes, while his views on drivers past and present such as Stirling Moss, Jackie Stewart, Damon Hill and Michael Schumacher make for fascinating reading.

  • Motivating Reluctant Learners at 14-16

    Series of booklets that will save you time, offering you practical advice and suggestions in French German and Spanish.

  • Royal Flash

    Coward, scoundrel, lover and cheat, but there is no better man to go into the jungle with. Join Flashman in his adventures as he survives fearful ordeals and outlandish perils across the four corners of the world. A mission calls for a master of disguise, deceit and treachery: there's only one man for the job. When a legendary femme fatale delivers him into the clutches of the dastardly Otto von Bismarck, Flashman will need all the cunning and seductive charm he can muster to escape this plot.

  • Shakespeare: The World As A Stage

    Subtitled, }The World As Stage{. Bill Bryson turns his attention to the Elizabethan playwright as part of the }Eminent Lives{ series, which aims to pair great subjects with renowned writers. }A Short History of Nearly Everything{ has sold almost 1.2 million copies and }Notes From A Small Island{ 800,000. 'Measured, sensible and, at times, as wryly humorous as you'd expect' }Times

  • Forest Mage

    From the author of }The Tawny Man Trilogy{, this follows the success of }Shaman's Crossing{, which sold over 23,000 copies. 'Hobb is one of the great modern fantasy writers...' }The Times

  • Collins Dictionary of Law

    This second edition of the Collins Dictionary of Law has been fully revised and updated to maintain its position as the essential popular reference guide to law. Designed to be a constant companion for all law students, and the essential reference guide for laymen, business people and all who desire a reliable guide to the law's special terminology, the Collins Dictionary of Law has been written with special reference to the needs of legal secretaries, paralegals and legal executives, and business people who need access to clear explanations of the law's special terminology, including that of European union law.

  • Level 2 Teacher's Resource Book

    Puts advanced French within reach of today's post-16 students. Inspired by extensive research amongst teachers, Objectif Bac has been written to address the very real problems that the average student encounters in their post-16 French studies. Level 1 pays far more than lip service to 'bridging the gap' and carefully eases the transition to post-16 studies. Level 1 fully prepares students for the revised AS level examination, whilst Level 2 builds on this solid foundation, taking students up to A level. The Teacher's Resource Book is designed to reduce preparation time for teachers. It includes concise teacher's notes offering practical advice, as well as answers and tapescript as and when they are needed. It includes photocopiable worksheets to accompany each unit of the Student Book.

  • Your Child Can Think Like a Genius: How to Unlock the Gifts in Every Child

    Bring out the best in your children with this book, written with the busy parent in mind. Leading expert Bernadette Tynan, who works with parents, children and teachers, reveals that every child has their own gifts and will excel with a parent's support. Includes exercises, games and puzzles to develop creative thinking and problem solving skills.

    What Tynan shows us today, every parent will do tomorrow.

    In this innovative and exciting new book, Tynan, expert in gifted children, explodes the myths about genius. Fascinating facts mix with witty insights for easy-reading. Fun and practical activities for children give them skills to unlock their natural gifts and creativity.

    Parents are given straight answers to tough questions: why 'one size doesn't fit all in learning'; what we can learn from the childhoods of geniuses; why genius is made more than born; how to crack school ability and IQ tests; how our brains think and learn; how to tailor-make learning for exam success, and more.

    Children's individual gifts come in many different packages, - the trick is to know what to look for and how to nurture them. Tynan shows us how, and places at every child's fingertips the definitive guide to realising their own special gifts in 21C.

  • COUNTING SHEEP: The Science and Pleasures of Sleep and Dreams

    A brilliant overview of that most vital, most underrated and most elusive of human activities, sleep. Using the approach and skills he deployed to such successful effect on the relationship between mind and body in the prize-winning `The Sickening Mind', likeable British popular science author Paul Martin here tackles the science of that most mysterious, elusive and alluring of human activities, sleeping, and draws on both cutting-edge neuroscience and classic literature to do so. We spend one third of our lives asleep, but know hardly anything about it, and can remember so little of it as we come out of it. Why? Are dreams the place we go to resolve our problems, emasculate our fears and rehearse our hopes? Why are we paralysed when we dream? Why did sleep evolve? And is anybody getting enough sleep?

  • JUICING FOR HEALTH

    Updated with healing Superjuices and the most refreshing smoothies. It's bigger, better and more colourful than before.

    Our new edition of this extremely helpful guide to using juice contains all the right updates for today's juice market. Superjuices such as Wheatgrass are now included along with delicious, fresh fruit smoothies.

    Juicing For Health will also look more attractive than ever before - with a larger format and a 2 colour design throughout.

    Juicing For Health is comprehensive without ever rambling. It includes:

    Over 200 juice recipes and blends. - The vitamin & mineral content of over 60 different fruit & vegetable juices. - The basic healing qualities of each fruit and vegetable juice. - Nutritional therapy juice blends for a whole range of specific - and more general - ailments. - Beginner-friendly guide to starting up and managing a healthy detox programme. - A-Z Vitamin & Mineral hotlist - with the "Best Fruits" and "Best Vegetables" for each nutrient.

  • Brain Child: How Smart Parents Make Smart Kids

    Tony Buzan, `the biggest name in memory', takes a fascinating and exuberant look at the enormous potential of a child's brain and provides parents with the practical tools they need to help their children achieve it. Mind maps, memory games and other techniques allow parents to encourage learning and development for children of all ages. With Tony Buzan it's all brain, no pain! Research shows that the time and energy you dedicate to your child in the first five years pays off dividends for the next ten. With competition for the best schools stiffening, parents having children later and being more aware of the part they must play in their child's education, there is more and more demand for practical resources like Brain Child. Tony Buzan, world-renowned inventor Mind Maps, has written the ultimate 'operations manual' to help parents liberate their child's true brain potential. He explains how the brain develops and the simple things you can do to stimulate your child's multiple intelligences - including social, creative, numerical and physical - and unlock his or her natural genius. * Bring out the Leonardo or Einstein in your child * Share fun memory games, number skills and Mind Maps * Raise your child to be happy and confident * Learn new ways of talking to and reading with your child * Let your child love numbers as well as words * Watch him or her excel at school and succeed in life All parents who pick up this book will be inspired and empowered by Tony's understanding of their child's brain and what they can do to fulfil his or her true potential.

  • Teacher's Resource Book A

    A concise and practical teacher's resource book, this text includes extra suggestions for grammar and assessment, step-by-step IT ideas and tips on differentiation. It is part of the "Auto Examen A" French language course. "Auto Examen A" is designed for students in the upper half of their ability range in their first year of GCSE or Standard Grade. It explains grammar in context, practises it in the "pages jaunes" and summarizes all grammar introduced at 11-14.

  • The Best of Waffles & Pancakes

    The crisp, honeycomb texture of waffles and the golden delicacy of pancakes are the perfect base for a host of delectable tastes. In The Best of Waffles & Pancakes, Jane Stacey has gathered a delicious assortment of recipes for just about every occasion. Incorporating whole grains, nuts, fresh fruits, and vegetables, she serves up favorites such as German Apple Pancake, Buttermilk Waffles, and Sourdough Pancakes, as well as inspired new lunch and dinner creations -- Cheddar & Onion Waffles with Chutney, Sweet Corn Cakes. Desserts couldn't be more tempting, from Belgian Waffles with Strawberries & Cream to Caramel-Pecan Waffles to Chocolate Crepes. Regional and ethnic influences are represented as well in such flavorful and hearty recipes as Blue Corn Pancakes, Potato Pancakes with Roasted Garlic, and Wild Rice & Smoked Cheddar Pancakes.

    With more than 45 inspired recipes and full-color photographs, The Best of Waffles & Pancakes is proof that these two wonderful foods are much more than simple breakfast fare.

  • Afrique du Sud. 1/2 000 000

    Published under Collins imprint for the first time Scale 1 : 2,000,000 (1 cm to 20 km) 1 inch to 32 miles MAIN FEATURES Physical map with relief shown by hill-shading, roads, railways, cities and towns. INCLUDES All of South Africa with larger scale inset map of Prince Edward Islands. Index to place names on reverse of sheet. AREA OF COVERAGE From Botswana in the north to the Cape Town in the south and including Southern Namibia, Lesotho and Swaziland. WHO THE PRODUCT IS AIMED AT Armchair traveller and for general reference OTHER PRODUCTS IN THE SERIES Africa Africa Central and Southern A range of individual country and country group maps and continent maps.

  • The Sun Jumbo Quizword Collection

    Every Saturday the Sun publishes a large general knowledge crossword - the Quizword. The Quizword provides a real challenge and this book brings together over 100 crosswords to tax the enthusiast. The Quizword is a sort of pub quiz in which the questions have been turned into clues. The subjects covered include music, television, sport, radio, history, geography, mythology and current affairs. Of course with a pub quiz you have to know the answers right away but with a Quizword you have the time to take up the challenge and hunt down the right answer. Just to give a flavour, here some examples of clues: BBC TV series featuring computer-generated re-creations of extinct monsters (7,4,6) Hybrid offspring of a male lion and a female tiger (5) Capital of Cameroon (7) What David Attenborough describes in his series as the Blue Planet (5) Gorgon of Greek myth, sister of Medusa and Stheno (7) Former federation of southeast Asian kingdoms that become a part of Malaysia (5,6) Pop superstar who returned to the charts in 2001 with The Music's No Good Without You (4)

  • Who Owns Canada Now?

    Back in 1986, Diane Francis's hard-hitting Controlling Interest revealed the startling fact that one-third of Canada's wealth was in the hands of just 32 families and five conglomerates. At the time, Bernie Ghert, president of Cadillac Fairview, prophesized, "In a number of years, there will be six groups running the country." Was he right? Media coverage would have us believe that the last two decades have only increased the concentration of power. Diane Francis disagrees, and she's here to deliver some good news: a positive transformation has taken place in Canada, with both free trade and tough competition legislation creating a new and better nation. This time the country is driven by players who are ready to offer innovative policies and visions for the 21st century. Combining extensive interviews with Canada's economic leaders-from individuals to families to international conglomerates- with Francis's hallmark incisive analysis, Who Owns Canada Now? will be the most important and talked-about business book of the year.

    o Of the 32 families who were profiled in Controlling Interest, fewer than half remain major players.
    o Of the five conglomerates profiled, only one remains intact.
    o A powerful new multinational cast-including Calgary's Clay Riddell and Murray Edwards, Gerry Schwartz, the Burnetts, the Hos, the Shaws, the Peladeaus and the Aspers-are today's economic drivers.
    o Canadians have been successful at building world-class businesses and investing globally.
    o A look at 70 of the most successful Canadians, most of whom are billionaires, shows that many are self-made; 11 were still in school or in foreign countries when Francis wrote Controlling Interest in 1986.
    o Financial reforms have shifted the balance away from an old boys' network of risk-averse investors towards daring Canadian innovators.

  • The Guns of Navarone

    The classic World War II thriller from the acclaimed master of action and suspense. Now reissued in a new cover style.

    Twelve hundred British soldiers isolated on the small island of Kheros off the Turkish coast, waiting to die. Twelve hundred lives in jeopardy, lives that could be saved if only the guns could be silenced. The guns of Navarone, vigilant, savage and catastrophically accurate. Navarone itself, grim bastion of narrow straits manned by a mixed garrison of Germans and Italians, an apparently impregnable iron fortress. To Captain Keith Mallory, skllled saboteur, trained mountaineer, fell the task of leading the small party detailed to scale the vast, impossible precipice of Navarone and to blow up the guns. The Guns of Navarone is the story of that mission, the tale of a calculated risk taken in the time of war...

  • Life and Death in Shanghai

    A first-hand account of China's cultural revolution. Nien Cheng, an anglophile and fluent English-speaker who worked for Shell in Shanghai under Mao, was put under house arrest by Red Guards in 1966 and subsequently jailed. All attempts to make her confess to the charges of being a British spy failed; all efforts to indoctrinate her were met by a steadfast and fearless refusal to accept the terms offered by her interrogators. When she was released from prison she was told that her daughter had committed suicide. In fact Meiping had been beaten to death by Maoist revolutionaries.

  • Laughing With My Mouth Full

    Pam Freir’s encounters with food bring a fresh new perspectiveto a familiar and ever-popular subject: with Freir, food is fun. She forages forfiddleheads, wrestles with an artichoke, celebrates the egg and hosts the firstannual do-it-yourself Cornish Hen Stuffathon. She assembles a haggis, meets achef with twelve toes, survives several meals with small children and feasts onlobster under the watchful eye of the US Secret Service. From the Nova Scotia ofher childhood she takes us, via her culinary coming of-age in Toronto, to thebucolic Gulf Islands in BC where she now lives—a cheerful journey of discoveryfrom Blueberry Grunt to catch-as-catchcan bouillabaisse and a tea party in therainforest. Sprinkled throughout are some of Freir’s favourite recipes.

  • Grand Conspiracy

    Where there is light, there must always be shadow... The fifth volume in Janny Wurts's spectacular epic fantasy, now re-released with a striking new cover design along with the rest of the series.

    The wars began when two half-brothers, gifted of light and shadow, stood shoulder to shoulder to defeat the Mistwraith. Their foe cast a lifelong curse of enmity between them that has so far woven three bitter conflicts and uncounted deadly intrigues.

    It is a time of political upheavel, fanaticism and rampaging armies. Distrust of sorcery has set off a purge of the talented mageborn - none reviled more than Arithon, Master of Shadow. Through clever manipulation of events at the hands of his half-brother Lysaer, Lord of Light, Arithon's very name has become anathema. Now the volatile hatreds that spearheaded the campaign against Shadow have overtaken all reason.

    Those that still stand in Arithon's desperate defence are downtrodden, in retreat and close to annihilation. The stage is set for the ultimate betrayal.

  • Project Management in Construction

    This book is designed to provoke those involved in the process of managing construction projects to reconsider, analyze and improve the effectiveness of them. It is grounded in the systems approach to management and it distils the ideas central to such thinking and applies them to construction. It is concerned particularly with the integration of the contibutors to the process and the way in which decisions are made. The client's role in this process is distinguished and examined. Against this backcloth a variety of organizational forms available for the implementation and management of construction projects are considered in terms of their contribution to the fufilment of the clients objectives.

  • GCSE Maths 2005

    High GCSE grades are gained through a combination of good knowledge, good understanding and good exam technique. Exam Practice is all about exam technique and because it's written by the people who mark the exams, it really will help students improve their performance. The content of Exam Practice GCSE Maths has been thoroughly updated to match the very latest GCSE exams and provides examples of exam questions across all the exam boards. With key skills highlighted, lots of questions to try and tips from top examiners, this book really will give students the confidence to do brilliantly! This new edition includes Tony Buzan's revolutionary Mind Maps which will help to make study and revision easier.

  • Dumb Witness

    An elderly spinster has been poisoned in her country home... Everyone blamed Emily's accident on a rubber ball left on the stairs by her frisky terrier. But the more she thought about her fall, the more convinced she became that one of her relatives was trying to kill her. On April 17th she wrote her suspicions in a letter to Hercule Poirot. Mysteriously he didn't receive the letter until June 28th... by which time Emily was already dead...

  • Times Opera Notes

    The Times Opera Notes is an accessible yet scholarly guide to over 90 mainstays of the British operatic repertoire, based on Robert Thicknesse's popular column in The Times. The Times Opera Notes has full coverage of major works by, among more than 30 others, Verdi, Wagner, Mozart, Puccini, Tchaikovsky, Handel and Strauss. Each opera has a description of the plot , principal characters and premiere details, along with a recommended recording. Light relief within each entry is provided under the headings Not Many People Know That (Did you know that Puccini was arrested as a spy by the British authorities in Malta?) and Crush Bar Gambit (The Pearl Fishers as `an elaborate pathico-troilist fantasy, with an eternal triangle at its centre which is distinctly scalene' anyone?), plus a smattering of topical cartoons. Packed with essential information, The Times Opera Notes is undoubtedly an entertaining introduction to this most misunderstood of art forms.

  • The Lonely Sea: Collected Sea Stories

    Collection of riveting tales of the sea including the story that launched his writing career, the account of the epic battle to sink the German battle ship, Bismarck, and two new stories collected here for the first time.

    THE MASTER STORYTELLER IN HIS ELEMENT...

    Alistair MacLean has an unmistakable and unrivalled skill in writing about the sea and its power and about the men and women who sail it, and who fight and die in it.

    His distinctive voice was evident from his very first prize-winning story, 'The Dileas', and has been heard time and again in his international career as the author of such bestsellers as H.M.S. Ulysses and San Andreas.

    The Lonely Sea starts where MacLean's career started, with 'The Dileas', and collects together his stories of the sea. Here is a treasury of vintage MacLean, compelling and brilliant, where the master storyteller is in his element.

    This reissue includes two new stories, 'The Good Samaritan' and 'The Black Storm', which bear all the classic hallmarks of MacLean's finest writing and are published here for the very first time.

  • Mutants: On the Form, Varieties and Errors of the Human Body

    Full of fascinating and bizarre cases of genetic mutation and irregularity, 'Mutants' is an amazing exploration of the human form in all its beautiful and unique guises. Why are most of us born with one nose, two legs, ten fingers and twenty-four ribs - and some of us not? Why do most of us stop growing in our teens - while others just keep going? Why do some us have heads of red hair - and others no hair at all? The human genome, we are told, makes us what we are. But how? Armand Marie Leroi takes us to the extremes of human mutation - from the grotesque to the beautiful, and often both at the same time - to explain how we become what we are. Through the tales of long-lived Croatian dwarves, ostrich-footed Wadoma tribesmen, sex-changing French convent girls, and many more wonders of human development, Leroi has written a brilliant narrative account of our genetic grammar and people whose bodies have revealed it.

  • Titian: His Life

    The first biography of Venice's greatest artist since 1877 -- a towering work which captures the genius of Titian.

  • Quartered Safe Out Here

    `There is no doubt that [Quartered Safe Out Here] is one of the great personal memoirs of the Second World War' John Keegan Life and death in Nine Section, a small group of hard-bitten and (to modern eyes) possibly eccentric Cumbrian borderers with whom the author, then nineteen, served in the last great land campaign of World War II, when the 17th Black Cat Division captured a vital strongpoint deep in Japanese territory, held it against counter-attack and spearheaded the final assault in which the Japanese armies were, to quote General Slim, "torn apart".

  • Jane Jacobs

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    A Maclean’s national bestseller, now with P.S.—the story of a revolutionary thinker whose ideas changed our cities.

    When urban planning activist Jane Jacobs died in April 2006, Canada mourned the passing of one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century. But the ideas and insights of her richly packed life of social action—including her groundbreaking Death and Life of Great American Cities, written over 40 years ago—still resonate. In Jane Jacobs: Urban Visionary, journalist Alice Sparberg Alexiou explores the ideas of this incisive, passionately engaged mind and celebrates Jacobs’ contributions to the debates that have directly informed how many of us live today.

    From the controversy that erupted when Jacobs dared to take on conventional urban planning wisdom in the 1960s to Jacobs’ immigration to Canada in 1968 and her immeasurable influence on Toronto’s cityscape, as well as her lesser known— and equally provocative—works on economics, Alexiou offers a thoughtful tribute to the award-winning and inspirational thinker, writer and activist.

  • Stretching the More Able at 14-16

    Series of booklets that will save you time, offering you practical advice and suggestions in French German and Spanish.

  • Cold Midnight In Vieux Quebec Mm

    Tom Austen and Dietmar Oban roam through old Quebec, where leaders of the world's superpowers meet to get rid of chemical weapons. In their quest for peace, the two friends face powerful opponents who want nothing to do with eliminating war. With Cold Midnight in Vieux Quebec, Eric Wilson continues his popular Tom Austen Mystery series - a Canadian answer to the Hardy Boys.

  • Leisure and Tourism for GCSE Teacher Support Pack

    A fully photocopiable pack to support teachers of this new award. Contents: * Introduction * Unit guidance and session planning * Textbook notes and answers * Copymasters

  • Collins Concise Dictionary

    As well as being a comprehensive guide to the changing language of today, this concise dictionary incldues encylopaedic entries for people, places, regions, and ideas. Features include: spellings of all irregular or confusing words in full; newly revised notes on current language use for problem words; full coverage of science, technology, and computing, along with over 200 other specialist subjects; examples of real English to illustrate the word in use; and pronunciations for all headwords.

  • All Ireland Road Map

    9 miles to 1 inch 1:570,000 Full colour route planning map, complete with information on tourist information offices and centres. MAIN FEATURES * The whole of Ireland on a single sided sheet * Extremely clear, colourful road mapping * Attractive hillshading shows the shape of the landscape * Full index to place names * Centre plans of Belfast and Dublin * Guide to tourist information centres and offices. INCLUDES * All motorways, classified roads and many minor roads * Places of interest shown * Distances between major settlements shown and Distance chart AREA OF COVERAGE Includes the whole of Ireland. WHO THE PRODUCT IS AIMED AT An essential purchase for anyone motoring around Ireland.

  • Architectural Plants: Ferns, Palms, Hostas and Yuccas

    Architectural plants are plants that make a bold statement in the garden, such as ferns, palms, bamboos and cacti. Usually exotic, they are grown for their strong shape and year-round presence. Gardening with architectural plants is one of the fastest growing areas of horticulture in Britain. The bulk of this guide comprises a comprehensive directory of the most common architectural plants available for growing. Each entry includes: background information on general characteristics, planting and care; a table of plant care with easily accessed advice on soil, site, watering, pruning, general care and pests and diseases; colour-coded icons to indicate hardiness; and expert tip boxes. The book opens with a practical guide to essential gardening techniques, which covers: assessing your plot for soil quality, drainage, sun and shade; where to buy and how to tell if the plant is healthy; advice for planting trees and plants; creative ideas for planting combinations; specialist care for architectural plants throughout the year, including winter protection, brown bitting and pruning; and increasing stock with propagation techniques. The book closes with a section on plant problems, which includes a trouble-shooting chart to identify the problem and a directory of pests and diseases.

  • From the Holy Mountain: A Journey in the Shadow of Byzantium

    In the spring of 587 A.D., 2 men set out from the great desert monastery of St Theodosius, near Bethlehem. It was the start of an extraordinary journey across the entire Byzantine world, and William Dalrymple has followed in their footsteps.

  • Play Golf Like Tiger Woods

    Transform your golf game by learning from the teachings of Tiger Woods, the man who has taken the world of golf by storm. Since Tiger Woods first burst onto the professional golf scene, winning the US Masters at a canter, he has continued to enthrall crowds the world over, breaking records almost for fun. In 2000 he captured three out of the four annual major championships, equalling the record of Ben Hogan, which had stood for almost 50 years. In this book, John Andrisani examines in great detail the swing of a champion. Beginning with Tiger's address position and grip, he progresses to the backswing, and followthrough, and relates, to the club golfer, how Tiger is able to generate and then release such immense power - such a feature of his game. Drawing on similarities with other legendary players, like Jack Nicklaus, Sam Snead and Ben Hogan and illustrated with more than 60 photographs, Play Golf Like Tiger Woods reveals the secrets of Tiger's game and gives ordinary club golfers the chance the emulate their hero.

  • At Freddie's (Flamingo)

    From the Booker Prize-winner of 'Offshore' comes this entertaining tale of a chaotic stage school and its singular headmistress. With a new introduction by Simon Callow. It is the 1960s, in London's West End, and Freddie is the formidable proprietress of the Temple Stage School. Of unknown age and provenance, Freddie is a skirt-swathed enigma - a woman who by sheer force of character and single-minded thrust has turned herself and her school into a national institution. Anyone who is anyone must know Freddie. At Freddie's is a wickedly droll comedy of the theatre and its terminally eccentric devotees.

  • THE PURSUIT OF PARADISE: A Social History of Gardens and Gardening

    This book will provide a new perspective on the way we garden, why we garden and what it means for us. Full of fascinating characters and vignettes - from ancient Greeks to suffragettes, from eccentric military men to Catholics in hiding from persecution - The Pursuit of Paradise looks into how society's changes have altered our views of gardening, who does it, and how we do it. What drives people to risk their lives in search of a rare Himalayan flower? Why are so many gardeners homosexual? How did gardening become a respectable career for women? When did looking at other people's gardens become a national British pastime? Using particular gardens to lead into themes like power, refuge, female emancipation, distribution of wealth and fashion, Jane Brown presents a history of the nation through its most popular national pursuit. It will be essential reading for the horticulturally impassioned for years to come.

  • Miss Marple Omnibus Volume I

    Four of Agatha Christie's twelve, celebrated Miss Marple novels in a single volume, bound in the stylish livery of the new series. The Body in the Library It's seven in the morning, and the body of a young woman is found in the Bantry's library. And what's the connection with another dead girl, found in a deserted quarry? Miss Marple is invited to investigate the mystery before tongues start to wag...and another innocent victim is murdered in cold blood. The Moving Finger The quiet inhabitants of Lymstock are unsettled by a sudden outbreak of hate-mail. But when one of the recipients commits suicide, only Miss Marple questions the coroner's verdict. Is this the work of a poison pen...or a poisoner? A Murder is Announced An advertisement in the Chipping Cleghorn Gazette announces the time and place of a forthcoming murder. Many think it's a hoax - but the owner of the house named as the murder site is less than impressed. Especially when half the village turn up at the allotted time and then the lights go out...and the screaming starts. 4.50 from Paddington As two trains run together, side by side, Mrs McGillicuddy watches a murder. Then the other train draws away. With no other witnesses, and not even a body, who will take her story seriously. The she remembers her old friend Miss Marple...

  • The Silver Chair

    A full-colour paperback edition of The Silver Chair, book six in the classic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Narnia. This edition is complete with full-colour cover and interior art by the original illustrator, Pauline Baynes. Through dangers untold and caverns deep and dark, a noble band of friends is sent to rescue a prince held captive. But their mission to Underland brings them face-to-face with an evil more beautiful and more deadly than they ever expected. Enter a land where enchantment rules in The Silver Chair, the sixth book in C. S. Lewis's classic fantasy series. For over sixty years it has been drawing readers of all ages into a magical land with unforgettable characters. This is a complete stand-alone read, but if you want to discover what happens in the final days of Narnia, read The Last Battle, the seventh and concluding book in The Chronicles of Narnia.

  • Remarkable Creatures

    `A stunning story' Guardian `Vivid and engrossing' Financial Times I don't remember there ever being a time when I weren't out upon beach. Mam used to say the window was open when I was born, and the first thing I saw when they held me up was the sea. Mary Anning may be young and uneducated, but she has "the eye". Scouring the windswept Jurassic coast near Lyme Regis, she find the fossils nobody else can, making discoveries that will shake the scientific world of the early 19th century. But science is a male-dominated arena, and there are many who disapprove... She finds an unlikely champion in prickly Elizabeth Philpot: unmarried, middle-aged and middle class, and a fellow fossil enthusiast. If they can weather differences in their age and standing, and overcome professional envy, will true friendship prove the rarest find of all?

  • A History of Reading

    This study of the history of reading goes from the earliest examples of the clay tablets and cuneiform of ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt via the invention of printing in the 15th century to the birth of a mass reading public and today's digital revolution. It argues that it is the demands and expectations of the reader, acting alongside the creative will of the writer, that is the evolutionary motor of literary forms and genres. From man's first use of the written word simply as a form of reference, to the emergence of the first holy or devotional texts, and onto the development of fictions, both poetic and novelistic, this work aims to both challenge and enlighten.

  • Balsamic Vinegar Ckb

    An estimated 1.75 million liters of commercial balsamic vinegar and 1,760 liters of traditional balsamic vinegar are sold annually. Noted for its rich color, intense fruity aroma and exquisite sweet-and-sour flavor, it has become America's most coveted condiment. It is now served in the trendiest restaurants and is frequently featured in gourmet food magazines.

    For gourmets who want to learn more about this uncommon elixir and use it to add a touch of flavor to their own home-cooked meals comes The Balsamic Vinegar Cookbook. Featuring more than 40 tantalizing recipes that make the most of balsamic vinegar's assertive, complex flavor, it offers dishes such as Minestrone Modena-Style, Maple-glazed Balsamic Carrots, Salmon with Gingered Balsamic Vinegar and Strawberry Granita. An engaging history of balsamic vinegar combined with a fascinating look at how it is produced round out this tribute, which also defines terms, clears up misconceptions and provides a list of mail-order sources to ensure that readers have access to the best balsamic vinegar possible.

  • Dr. Seuss's ABC: Blue Back Book

    From Aunt Annie s alligator to the colourful Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuzz, Dr. Seuss s delightful book introduces early learners to the letters of the alphabet through an amazing array of crazy creatures.

    With his unique combination of hilarious stories, zany pictures and riotous rhymes, Dr. Seuss has been delighting young children and helping them learn to read for over fifty years. Creator of the wonderfully anarchic Cat in the Hat, and ranked among the UK's top ten favourite children's authors, Seuss is firmly established as a global best-seller, with nearly half a billion books sold worldwide.

    As the first step in a major rebrand programme, HarperCollins is relaunching 17 of Dr. Seuss's best-selling books, including such perennial favourites as The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham and Fox in Socks. In response to consumer demand, the bright new cover designs incorporate much needed guidance on reading levels, with the standard paperbacks divided into three reading strands Blue Back Books for parents to share with young children, Green Back Books for budding readers to tackle on their own, and Yellow Back Books for older, more fluent readers to enjoy. Dr. Seuss s ABC belongs to the Blue Back Book range.

  • Herbs: Country Garden Cookbook

    Beautifully designed and exquisitely photographed, this unique series showcases sensational recipes that exhibit the wonderful versatility of fruits and vegetables, fresh from the garden or greengrocer's basket.

  • Mog And the V.e.t.

    Share in fifty years of a really remarkable cat...

    Mog is everyone's favourite family cat! Join her in this warm-hearted and funny escapade about Mog's sore paw, and her trip to the V. E. T....

    Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Mog the Forgetful Cat with special anniversary editions of her much-loved adventures.

    From the creator of The Tiger Who Came to Tea and Mog the Forgetful Cat comes a delightful family adventure about a really remarkable cat!

    Mog is chasing a butterfly one day, when something happens to her paw... Ouch!
    "She'll have to go to the vee ee tee," says Mrs Thomas. But before they can make her better, Mog causes a great ruckus at the vet's surgery...

    Mog the Forgetful Cat was first published fifty years ago, and Mog has been delighting children all over the world with her adventures ever since. These books are the perfect gifts for boys, girls and families everywhere!

  • THE EDDIE STOBART STORY

    The world's greatest haulier - a rags-to-riches tale of British entrepreneurialsim.

    If you've never seen an Eddie Stobart truck, you've never driven down a British motorway.

    This is the extraordinary story of a multi-million pound business that spawned a middle-class motorway game. Of dynastic struggles that ended in a merchandising shop opposite Carlisle cathedral.

    A quintessentially British tale - written by the inimitable bestselling writer Hunter Davies, and with the full promotional support of Eddie Stobart himself.

  • An Accidental Canadian

    Each week thousands of Globe and Mail readers makeMargaret Wente’s column their first read of the day. Whether she’s writingabout marriage or menopause, hockey or home-owning, Wente makes readers feelthat, finally, someone is able to articulate—candidly and with humour—exactlywhat everyday life is like for them. In this, her first book, Margaret Wentecombines new writing with existing work to create an absorbing read richlyleavened with reflections on Canada, and on the small pleasures and bigquestions in life.

  • Tolkien and the Great War: The Threshold of Middle-earth

    Acclamee comme <>, cette biographie primee explore J.R.R. Les experiences de guerre de Tolkien et leur impact sur sa vie et ses ecrits sur The Hobbit et The Lord of The Rings. "Etre pris dans la jeunesse en 1914 n'etait pas une experience moins hideuse qu'en 1939! En 1918, tous mes amis proches, sauf un, etaient morts." Donc, J.R.R. Tolkien a repondu aux critiques qui consideraient le Seigneur des anneaux comme une reaction a la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Tolkien et la Grande Guerre racontent pour la premiere fois toute l'histoire de sa jeunesse dans la creation de la Terre du Milieu alors que le monde qui l'entourait etait plonge dans une catastrophe. Cette biographie revele l'horreur et l'heroisme qu'il a connus en tant qu'officier des transmissions lors de la bataille de la Somme et presente le cercle d'amis qui a donne vie a sa mythologie. Cela montre comment, apres la mort de deux de ces brillants jeunes hommes, Tolkien a poursuivi le reve qu'ils avaient tous partage en lancant son epopee du bien et du mal. John Garth affirme que le fondement de l'experience tragique de la Premiere Guerre mondiale est la cle du pouvoir durable de la Terre du Milieu. Tolkien a utilise son imagination mythique non pour fuir la realite, mais pour reflechir et transformer le cataclysme de sa generation. Alors que ses contemporains se laissaient aller au desenchantement, il maintenait l'enchantement en vie, transformant toute une tradition litteraire en une forme qui resonne encore de nos jours. Il s'agit de la premiere biographie substantiellement nouvelle de Tolkien depuis 1977, qui a fait l'objet de recherches minutieuses et de sources distillees a partir de ses papiers de guerre personnels et de nombreuses autres sources.

  • The Good Behaviour Book: To Have A Better-Behaved Child From Birth To Age Ten. William Sears And Martha Sears How To Have A Better-Behaved Chil

    In The Good Behaviour Book, Dr. William and Martha Sears, the paediatrics specialists whose books on birth, babies, and parenting have become widely praised best-sellers, provide a definitive guide to raising happy, well-adjusted, well-behaved children. Disciplining children means equipping them with the tools to succeed in life. In this unique guide, seasoned parents of eight, Bill and Martha Sears draw on personal experience and their professional knowledge as childcare experts to provide an authoritative approach to a broad range of disciplinary issues and practices. With focus on preventing behaviour problems as well as managing them when they arise, the Searses offer clear, practical advice on everything parents need to know about disciplining young children. Believing that discipline starts at birth, the Searses discuss baby discipline, disciplining the toddler, mother-father roles in modern parenting, saying no, self-esteem as the foundation of good behaviour, helping a child to express feelings, the constructive use of anger, good nutrition for good behaviour, and sleep discipline. On handling problem behaviour, the Searses cover sibling rivalry, spanking and alternatives to spanking, breaking annoying habits, and eliminating bothersome behaviours like whining and talking back. The Searses strongly advocate teaching children values like apologising and sharing, and explain how to deal with such issues as lying, stealing, and cheating. In addition, the Searses address building healthy sexuality and discipline in special situations such as after divorce and in the single-parent household.

  • The Redemption of Althalus

    A fabulous brand new Eddings standalone fantasy, set in an entirely new magical world. Burglar, armed robber and sometime murderer, our hero Althalus is commissioned to steal a book from the House at the End of the World by a mysterious cloaked stranger named Ghend. At the House at the End of the World, he finds a talking cat... in the same room as the book Ghend described. What he can't find once he's in the house is the door by which he entered. Only 2467 years and an ice age later does Althalus re-emerge with the cat, Emmy. He's read the book written by the god Deiwos, whose evil brother Daeva is trying to unmake the world. Emmy is in fact their sister and she's setting out to save the world with Althalus to help her. No easy task. First there is a quest to unearth the magical knife that will enable Emmy to assemble her band of essential helpers: Eliar (young soldier), Andine (leader of a small country), Bheid (black-robed priest), Gher (ten-year old orphan), Leitha (telepath/witch). Battles follow against Gelta the Queen of Night and the armies of Daeva involving many devious manoeuvres in and out of the House where Doors can be opened to any place at any time. Daeva has his Doors, too. When Daeva can't win through battle, he tries revolution. When Dweia (Emmy) can't win any other way, Althalus will persuade her to lie, cheat and steal - reciprocating the lessons in truth, justice and morality Emmy has been giving him for some while. The existence of the world hangs in the balance and love cannot be guaranteed to triumph in this glorious epic fantasy.

  • The Illuminated Dreamer: A Journal

    This journal features a stunning cover image specially chosen from the treasure trove of art and photography in Collins' lavish gift books.

  • 2 Sonaten F-Dur Nach Op. 6

    Als Kronung von Corellis Schaffen erschien 1714 im Amsterdamer Verlag Estienne Roger eine Sammlung von 12 Concerti grossi, sein Opus 6, das schon bald in ganz Europa bekannt war und zahlreiche Komponisten zu ahnlichen Werken inspirierte.

  • TREE AND LEAF: Including MYTHOPOEIA

    Repackaged to feature Tolkien's own painting of the Tree of Amalion, this collection includes his famous essay, `On Fairy-stories' and the story that exemplifies this, `Leaf by Niggle', together with the poem `Mythopoeia' and the verse drama, `The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth', which tells of the events following the disastrous Battle of Maldon. Fairy-stories are not just for children, as anyone who has read Tolkien will know. In his essay On Fairy-Stories, Tolkien discusses the nature of fairy-tales and fantasy and rescues the genre from those who would relegate it to juvenilia. The haunting short story, Leaf by Niggle, recounts the story of the artist, Niggle, who has `a long journey to make' and is seen as an allegory of Tolkien's life. The poem Mythopoeia relates an argument between two unforgettable characters as they discuss the making of myths. Lastly, and published for the very first time, we are treated to the translation of Tolkien's account of the Battle of Maldon, known as The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth. Tree and Leaf is an eclectic, amusing, provocative and entertaining collection of works which reveals the diversity of J.R.R. Tolkien's imagination, the depth of his knowledge of English history, and the breadth of his talent as a creator of fantastic fiction.

  • Paulo Coelho: Confessions of a Pilgrim

    Revealing interviews with the author of The Alchemist and Veronika Decides to Die This fascinating book is full of Paulo's unique insights and life story and will have huge appeal for his fans. It is the closest thing there is to an autobiography by Paulo. The conversational style interviews, conducted by eminent journalist Juan Arias, are entertaining and inspiring, and cover a wide range of topics: Paulo's being institutionalised as a young man for his artistic leanings *His kidnapping and torture by paramilitaries *His experiences with Black Magic and drugs *His epiphany at Dauchau, and vision of his own death *His views on the nature of writing and the spiritual quest

  • THE FALLING ANGELS

    An exuberant Angela's Ashes meets When Did You Last See Your Father?; an intoxicating memoir of Ireland and being Irish (and Anglo-Irish as well) from one of literature's most flamboyant characters. John Walsh is one of literature's party animals and ever-present commentators, and he writes with terrific wit and panache. The Falling Angels is a book about being Irish and about the way the Irish see the English and vice versa; and how it feels to fall in between. It opens with the death of Walsh's mother, `the Widow of Oranmore', as he learns the Irish Way of Death: `the rosaries and mass cards and lilies and amaryllises, the curious mixture of innocence and guile with which distant in-laws from Kerry and Dublin would coo and sigh and claim close friendship and act at being saints, the increasingly direct conversations that the neighbours (and I) had with Mother about death and what she could expect in Heaven. Above all, there was my mother's own struggle with her growing doubts about God and the afterlife - she who had once been the Pope's representative in Battersea.' Every sentence Walsh writes is witty, outrageous, illuminating and compelling; he explores the Irish identity in a warm, personal and confessional book that takes in issues of race, of place, of language, of song, of love, of religion and, crucially, the changing nature of Ireland as it wriggles out of the dwindling influence of the church towards a new sense of itself; and in England, Irish culture has a fashionable ascendency (Angela's Ashes, Father Ted) as indeed it always has had. Stuffed like a barmbrack (fruitcake to you English) with quotations from Heaney, MacNeice, the Pogues and Paul Muldoon, it will be intensely personal, lively rather than gloomy, full of literary and historical relish, and a completely glorious read.

  • Picasso: A Biography

    A scholarly, passionate and brilliantly-written biography of Pablo Picasso by Patrick O'Brian, the famous author of the much-loved Aubrey-Maturin series, reissued in a stunning new cover. Patrick O'Brian's outstanding biography of Picasso explores comprehensively the life of this awe-inspiring artist. Enormously productive and hugely successful, Picasso continues to attract avid, insatiable public interest. O'Brian was a close friend and a neighbour of Picasso's, and the book reflects the closeness of their friendship and the immense erudition and warm wit of Patrick O'Brian. The man that emerges from the pages is full of contradictions: hard yet tender, mean yet generous, affectionate but cold, professing communism but retaining an essentially Catholic mentality, private despite his relish of fame. Critically, O'Brian's is the only biography to fully appreciate the distinctly Mediterranean origins of Picasso's character and art. Sex and money, eating and drinking, friends and quarrels, comedies and tragedies, suicides and wars tumble over each other in the vast chaos of Picasso's experience, He was `a man almost as lonely as the sun, but one who glowed with much the same fierce, burning life.'

  • Clans & Tartans

    This is an introduction to the rich heritage of Scotland's clan and family history. This book features: the histories and heraldic details of over 130 of Scotland's most renowned clans and families; the tartan and crest badge of each clan; and essays on the history of clanship and of tartan. Appendices include regimental tartans, list of septs and a heraldic glossary.

  • Scotch and Irish Whiskey

    A handy illustrated guide to over 150 Scotch and Irish whiskies and the distilleries that produce them. This new edition of the bestselling guide to the whiskies of Scotland and Ireland brings its contents completely up-to-date and reflects recent developments in the whisky industry in both countries. As with the previous edition, Collins Scotch & Irish Whisky features Clear, jargon-free information on over 150 whiskies including single and vatted malts, grain and liqueur whiskies, and most popular blends Details of bottling ages, strength and the availablility of miniatures Explanations of how whisky is produced, the different types of whisky available and the varying characteristics of regional malts a personal tasting log so that you can keep your own records of the whiskies you sample

  • Collins Complete Irish Wildlife: Photoguide

    The essential photographic guide to Ireland's wildlife. Complete Irish Wildlife describes almost all the mammals, birds, fish and butterflies of Ireland likely to be encountered by the keen amateur naturalist, as well as all the common and widespread flowers, trees and shrubs. With over 1,000 colour photographs, this comprehensive guide illustrates every species described. The introduction by Ireland's best known wildlife expert, Derek Mooney, sets out where you can find the best of Irish wildlife. Reptiles and amphibians, insects and spiders, molluscs and other invertebrates are also featured, and species are organized taxonomically. Each section is coded with a symbol for quick reference and species are grouped according to natural relationships and similarities. With its handy format and PVC wallet, Complete Irish Wildlife is a book no nature lover should travel without.

  • Ireland Touring Map. 1/475 000

    A touring guide suitable for the tourist or holiday maker who requires a route planning map plus tourist features.

  • Collins Cobuild Student's Dictionary Plus Grammar

    Cobuild Student's Dictionary Plus Grammar offers up-to-date coverage of today's language plus a full-length English Grammar - an invaluable combination for intermediate learners of English. CD-ROM provides easy-to-use electronic access to the dictionary, and links to email, the I;nternet and word processing programmes
    CD-ROM also contains hundreds of interactive exercises practising grammar and vocabulary

  • Teacher's Resource Book 1

    Concise teaching notes provide practical advice on differentiation; homework suggestions; and assessment advice written by an Inspector for Assessment. It is part of the "Vital 1" French language course. "Vital 1" is designed for students in the lower half of the ability range in their first year of GCSE or Standard Grade. It includes 14 units divided into half-term modules and out into a vocational context for enhanced motivation.

  • Mog and Bunny

    A story featuring the further adventures of Mog the cat. Other books by the author include Mog's Amazing Birthday Caper, Mog in the Dark, Mog the Forgetful Cat and Mog and the Baby.

  • Miss Smithers

    Sixteen-year-old Alice suspects that this is the year she’s going to bloom, graduating from the ranks of the marginal into the realm of the practically normal. That’s immediately confirmed when, lured by the $400 clothing allowance, she becomes the official Rod & Gun Club candidate in the town’s Miss Smithers, BC, pageant. Now that she’s practically normal, Alice is anxious to try new things. But she can’t decide whether to push her sort-of boyfriend, Goose, into having sex with her, or to take a vow of chastity with the WWJD (What Would Jesus Do) movement. Alice, fresh from her hit debut in Alice, I Think—and complete with satirical wit and unique thrift-shop style—is back in this uniquely funny take on surviving the tough teen years.

  • Collins Concise Dictionary and Thesaurus

    Includes over 56,000 dictionary definitions which detail the spelling, meaning, pronunciation and synonym of each word. The book itself attempts to combine a dictionary and thesaurus, using a parallel text layout.

  • Country & Western Gospel Hymnal Volume One: Large Book

    For voice and piano. Includes chord symbols.

  • Collins Dictionary of First Names

    A fully revised, expanded and updated edition of the Collins Guide to First Names, now in the handy B format. This book is designed to help you choose a name for your baby. Even parents who know what they want to call their child may well want to look at some of the possible forms the name can take, and find out something about its history and meaning, so the book contains as many names and variants as possible, from the top 10 names this year in England - Jack, Joshua, Thomas, James, Danile, Benjamin, William, Samuel, Jospeh, Oliver; Chloe, Emily, Jessica, Ellie, Sophie, Megan, Charlotte, Lucy, Hannah, Olivia to the rather less common Kai, Bethany, Claudia, Finn, Joel, Brett and Skye. Variations in names have been fully cross-referenced, unless they would fall next to the entry in which they can be found, so if you cannot find the name you want in the book, look for the nearest spelling and read the entry there.

  • Oh, The Places You'll Go!: Yellow Back Book

    In this classic Seussian tale, the good doctor primes his readers against all the little mishaps and misadventures that can befall even the best of us from bang-ups and hang-ups to lurches and slumps encouraging us to take life in our stride!

    With his unique combination of hilarious stories, zany pictures and riotous rhymes, Dr. Seuss has been delighting young children and helping them learn to read for over fifty years. Creator of the wonderfully anarchic Cat in the Hat, and ranked among the UK's top ten favourite children's authors, Seuss is firmly established as a global best-seller, with nearly half a billion books sold worldwide.

    As the first step in a major rebrand programme, HarperCollins is relaunching 17 of Dr. Seuss's best-selling books, including such perennial favourites as The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham and Fox in Socks. In response to consumer demand, the bright new cover designs incorporate much needed guidance on reading levels, with the standard paperbacks divided into three reading strands Blue Back Books for parents to share with young children, Green Back Books for budding readers to tackle on their own, and Yellow Back Books for older, more fluent readers to enjoy. Oh, The Places You ll Go! belongs to the Yellow Back Book range.

  • HOW NOT TO BE A PERFECT MOTHER [New edition]: The International Bestseller

    A fresh new look brings this parenting classic up-to-date for a new generation of mothers and mothers-to-be. Taking an irreverent and humorous look at the trials and tribulations of motherhood, Radio 4's Libby Purves has created an invaluable survival guide so that even the most unpromising madonna can cope with the baby years. This is a parenting book with a difference- rather than a serious tome laying down the law, Libby Purves' lighthearted book shamelessly describes how to cut the corners and bend the rules that never mattered much anyway. Forget the other parenting books that hide the real truth- this is the true battle manual for mothers on the front line! This timeless guide to coping with motherhood has been revised, bringing it up-to-date for a whole new generation of mothers and mothers-to-be. Based on Libby Purves' own experience of domestic havoc with two babies and on the wit and wisdom of fifty like-minded mothers, this motherhood companion guide is full of down-to-earth tips and hilarious anecdotes. Topics covered include pregnancy, preschoolers, sibling fights, fraught outings, nannies and careers. This is an invaluable guide to being an imperfect mother- and, more importantly, enjoying it.

  • Tracks

    A New York Times Bestseller, 'Tracks' is a masterpiece from Louise Erdrich, winner of the National Book Award for Fiction 2012 - a story for our times, narrated by a uniquely twentieth century figure. By turns reticent, garrulous, spiritual and profane, Nanapush, like the Native American culture he belongs to, is a living contradiction - alien, beguiling, strong and dying... Set in North Dakota, at a time in the early twentieth century when Indian tribes were struggling to keep what little remained of their lands, 'Tracks' is a tale of passion and deep unrest. Over the course of ten crucial years, as tribal land and trust between people erode ceaselessly, men and women are pushed to the brink of their endurance - yet their pride and humour prohibit surrender. The reader will experience shock and pleasure in encountering a group of characters that are compelling and rich in their vigour, clarity, and indomitable vitality.

  • Emma's War: Love, Betrayal and Death in the Sudan

    Love, corruption, violence and the dangerous politics of aid in the Sudan, by an exciting new writer. Emma McCune's passion for Africa, her unstinting commitment to the children of the Sudan, and her striking glamour set her apart from other aid workers the moment she arrived in southern Sudan. But no one was prepared for her decision to marry a local warlord - a man who seemed to embody everything she was working against - and throw herself into his violent quest to take over southern Sudan's rebel movement. At once a disturbing love story and a penetrating examination of the Sudan, "Emma's War" charts the process by which Emma's romantic delusions led to her descent into the hell of Africa's longest running civil war.

  • Papillon

    An immediate sensation upon its publication in 1969, Papillon is a vivid memoir of brutal penal colonies, daring prison breaks and heroic adventure on shark-infested seas. Condemned for a murder he did not commit, Henri Charriere, nicknamed Papillon, was sent to the penal colony of French Guiana. Forty-two days after his arrival he made his first break for freedom, travelling a thousand gruelling miles in an open boat. He was recaptured and put into solitary confinement but his spirit remained untamed: over thirteen years he made nine incredible escapes, including from the notorious penal colony on Devil's Island. This edition of Papillon, one of the greatest adventure stories ever told, includes an exclusive new essay by Howard Marks.

  • Apples: A Country Garden Cookbook

    Beautifully designed and exquisitely photographed, this unique series showcases sensational recipes that exhibit the wonderful versatility of fruits and vegetables, fresh from the garden or greengrocer's basket.

  • Ice Station Zebra

    A classic thriller from the bestselling master of action and suspense.

    The atomic submarine Dolphin has impossible orders: to sail beneath the ice-floes of the Arctic Ocean to locate and rescue the men of weather-station Zebra, gutted by fire and drifting with the ice-pack somewhere north of the Arctic Circle.

    But the orders do not say what the Dolphin will find if she succeeds - that the fire at Ice Station Zebra was sabotage, and that one of the survivors is a killer...

  • Cool Names for Babies

    The up-to-the-minute word on what's hot and what's not in baby names. Every new parent faces the dilemma of what to call their baby - should you stick to something traditional? Or come up with something unfamiliar? Since its first publication in 2004, Cool Names for Babies has become the last word in what names are cool and how to choose one for your child. This latest edition is packed with up-to-date info on today's most popular choices, as well as the most recent offerings from the celebrity name game. In addition, Cool Names for Babies suggests how you can use your imagination and source names from the past, from art, place names, literature, colours, nature,the music scene,and even video games! How about taking Gwyneth Paltrow's fruit name route, but opting for something a little more exotic, such as Papaya or Tamarillo? Or why not try revamping a more common name by adding an extra letter so that Amos becomes Ramos? Or, as Jordan soars in popularity, how about going for another river such as Amazon or Seine? More and more parents are looking for unusual and individual ideas, which are not catered for in traditional babies' names books, this is the title for them. It's fun; it's informative; and it's packed with inspiration. Chapters cover: * Mainstream names * Famous names * Old names * Creative names

  • Life: an Unauthorised Biography

    A magisterial exploration of the natural history of the first four thousand million years of life on and in the earth, by one of Britain's most dazzling science writers. What do any of us know about the history of our planet before the arrival of man? Most of us have a dim impression of a swirling mass of dust solidifying to form a volcanic globe, briefly populated by dinosaurs, then by woolly mammoths and finally by our own hairy ancestors. This book, aimed at the curious and intelligent but perhaps mildly uninformed reader, brilliantly dispels such lingering notions forever. At the end of the book we understand the complexity of the history of life on earth, and the complexity of how it has come to be understood, as, perhaps, from no other single volume. The result is enthralling.

  • The Field

    A book which gives scientific proof of the paranormal. Psychic activity, remote viewing, the power of prayer and homeopathy are all discussed in this book which The Ecologist called `one of the most thought-provoking reads of the year', and which has already gained a almost cult following. Sales Handles: * A highly readable scientific detective story which reveals how `the Field' a vast cobweb of energy connecting everything in the universe, past and present, is responsible for many of the most profound human mysteries How psychics can read the future and the past; how remote viewing works - and how such techniques have been used by the CIA; how energy healing works; why homeopathy works and all sorts of other mysteries are explored by the frontier scientists Lynne McTaggart has interviewed.

  • Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet

    From acclaimed science journalist Oliver Morton comes Eating the Sun, a fascinating, lively, profound look at photosynthesis, nature's greatest miracle. From the physics, chemistry, and cellular biology that make photosynthesis possible, to the quirky and competitive scientists who first discovered the beautifully honed mechanisms of photosynthesis, to the modern energy crisis we face today, Eating the Sun offers a complete biography of the earth through the lens of this common but crucial process.

  • A Daughter's Love: Thomas and Margaret More

    This book will break open a secret. It is a gripping tale of love, loyalty and domestic happiness that came to be overwhelmed by the forces of ambition, deceit and treachery, from the award-winning author of `My Heart is My Own: The Life of Mary, Queen of Scots'. The life of Sir Thomas More is familiar to many. His opposition to Henry VIII's marriage to Anne Boleyn, his arrest for treason in 1534, his virtuoso defence at his trial and his execution in 1535 (and subsequent martyrdom) make up one of the most famous stories in British history. While More's place in history is secure, Margaret, his daughter, has been almost forgotten. She was airbrushed out of the story, even though she played a leading role in this very public drama. During More's imprisonment in the Tower of London, Margaret became his sole intermediary with the outside world. She visited frequently, and the pair wrote long and loving letters to one another. Margaret also smuggled more inflammatory letters in and out of the Tower during these visits, and it is through these that we see a dramatic new portrait of Sir Thomas More emerge. In this enlightening new book, John Guy returns to original sources that have been ignored by generations of historians, and re-writes a story that we think we already know.

  • A Storm of Swords: Part 2 Blood and Gold

    Part two of the third book in the epic fantasy series, )A Song Of Ice & Fire(. The book has been split into two parts for the paperback edition.

  • A Hopeless Romantic

    A gorgeous reissue of the warm and enchanting bestselling novel. Laura Foster is a hopeless romantic. It is her most endearing characteristic, yet consistently leads her into trouble. Friends and family look on with amused tolerance - until Laura's inability to tell reality from romantic dreams causes betrayal and a broken heart. Taking refuge in Norfolk, Laura is bitterly aware that her rose-tinted glasses have to go. She swears off men, and all things romantic, for good - until she meets Nick, the estate manager of a huge stately home. But Nick has a secret too. And it's one that Laura, however much she tries, can't get past her prejudice about. Just as she was stubbornly a die-hard romantic, so Laura is stubborn about there being no future for her and Nick. But will he manage to change her mind?

  • Flashman's Lady

    Coward, scoundrel, lover and cheat, but there is no better man to go into the jungle with. Join Flashman in his adventures as he survives fearful ordeals and outlandish perils across the four corners of the world. Flashman's at it again! Caught between two Chinese lovers, held captive by Borneo pirates and enslaved by a voluptuous Madagascan queen, Harry Flashman's doing better than ever.

  • The Times Cryptic Crossword Book 5

    The Times crossword has been baffling, infuriating, challenging and delighting its devotees for close on 80 years. Over this period of time it has become one of the most famous crosswords in the world.

  • GILCHRIST ON BLAKE

    LIVES THAT NEVER GROW OLD Part of a radical new series - edited by Richard Holmes - that recovers the great classical tradition of English biography. Gilchrist's `The Life of William Blake' is a biographical masterpiece, still thrilling to read and vividly alive. This was the first biography of William Blake ever written, at a time when the great visionary poet and painter was generally forgotten, ridiculed or dismissed as insane. Wonderfully vivid and outspoken (one chapter is entitled `Mad or Not Mad'), it was based on revealing interviews with many of Blake's surviving friends. Blake conversed with spirits, saw angels in trees, and sunbathed naked with his wife `like Adam and Eve'. Gilchrist adds detailed descriptions of Blake's beliefs and working methods, an account of his trial for high treason and fascinating evocations of the places in London, Kent and Sussex where he lived. The book ultimately transformed and enhanced Blake's reputation.

  • Stumbling on Happiness

    In this fascinating and often hilarious work - winner of the Royal Society of Science Prize 2007 - pre-eminent psychologist Daniel Gilbert shows how - and why - the majority of us have no idea how to make ourselves happy. We all want to be happy, but do we know how? When it comes to improving tomorrow at the expense of today, we're terrible at predicting how to please our future selves. In 'Stumbling on Happiness' Professor Daniel Gilbert combines psychology, neuroscience, economics and philosophy with irrepressible wit to describe how the human brain imagines its future - and how well (or badly) it predicts what it will enjoy. Revealing some of the amazing secrets of human motivation, he also answers thought-provoking questions - why do dining companions order different meals instead of getting what they want? Why are shoppers happier when they can't get refunds? And why are couples less satisfied after having children while insisting that their kids are a source of joy?

  • Collins Gem Irish Dictionary

    The world's best-selling little dictionaries

    • Have confidence -- find all the words and phrases you need

    • Get there fast -- clear layout now with color

    • Go further -- extra help with Irish grammar

  • White Mughals

    From the early 16th century to the eve of the Indian Mutiny, the 'white Mughals' who wore local dress and adopted Indian ways were a source of embarrassment to successive colonial administrations. This book uncovers a world unexplored by history, and places at its centre a tale of betrayal.

  • Complete British Wildlife

    A comprehensive and heavily illustrated guide to every species of British wildlife, this book is the definitive photographic reference guide for anyone interested in the flora and fauna of the British Isles.

  • Why Am I Afraid to Tell You Who I Am?

    This book by the author of Why Am I Afraid to Love? contains insights on self-awareness, personal growth and communication with others. Why do people continually hide their real selves from the people around them? Why are so many so insecure and afraid to open up? The answer, explains John Powell, is that maturity is reached by communicating and interacting with others. This book considers the consequences our real self faces if no one else ever finds out what we are like. In this enduring classic, the companion to Why Am I Afraid to Love?, John Powell explains how to be more emotionally open, and shows how people adopt roles and play psychological games to protect their inner selves. The courage to be our real selves can be developed, and then we can begin to grow. Now newly designed for a fresh audience, Why Am I Afraid to Tell You Who I Am? is as relevant as it has been for twenty years. With a proven track record, it continues to speak to the needs and aspirations of people today. It is best included in self help sections of general bookshops, but also has a religious appeal.

  • Radio Free Albemuth

    A preliminary to Dick's masterwork, Valis, in which Phil appears as an explicitly named autobiographical character for the first time. Soon to be a major new film. As America gasps in the stranglehold of a skull-crushing totalitarian regime, a supernatural intelligence speaks from the stars... ARAMCHEK... the word scratched in the sidewalk of the President's childhood home. ARAMCHEK... the name of the subversive society `with no official membership' whose sole purpose is to overthrow the American government. ARAMCHEK... the word printed on a book which contains the President's signature - a book in the hands of a Communist Party organiser. ARAMCHEK... the name of a woman who may hold the key - and who has only weeks to live. Will the agents of the omniscient Valis succeed in their mission of liberation? Or will the seek-and-destroy tactics of President Ferris F. Freemont extend the mind-numbing grip of the Antagonist across the parameters of the free world? In Radio Free Albemuth, his last novel, Philip K. Dick morphed and recombined themes that had informed his fiction from A Scanner Darkly to VALIS and produced a wild, impassioned work that reads like a visionary alternate history of the United States. Agonizingly suspenseful, darkly hilarious, and filled with enough conspiracy theories to thrill the most hardened paranoid, Radio Free Albemuth is proof of Dick's stature as our century's greatest science fiction writer. This prophetic novel of social control and political oppression is now to be turned into a major new movie starring Alanis Morrissette, which promises a provocative and edgy antidote to the summer blockbusters.

  • To End All Wars: A True Story About the Will to Survive and the Courage to Forgive

    Now A Major Motion Picture Starring Robert Carlyle and Kiefer Sutherland'Waking from a dream, I suddenly realized where I was: in the Death House-in a prison camp by the River Kwai. I was a prisoner of war, lying among the dead, waiting for the bodies to be carried away so that I might have more room.'When Ernest Gordon was twenty-four he was captured by the Japanese and forced, with other British prisoners, to build the notorious 'Railroad of Death', where nearly 16,000 Prisoners of War gave their life. Faced with the appalling conditions of the prisoners' camp and the brutality of the captors, he survived to become an inspiring example of the triumph of the human spirit against all odds.To End All Wars is Ernest Gordon's gripping true story behind both the Academy Award-winning film The Bridge on the River Kwai starring Alec Guinness and the new film To End All Wars directed by David Cunningham.

  • Resistant Materials

    Updated for the new GCSEs, the Collins Real-World Technology series provides invaluable insight into industrial practices. With knowledge, skills and processes juxtaposed with their application in the working lives of designers and manufacturers, the books successfully bring together workshop and classroom activity with real-world practice in product design.

  • Mog the Forgetful Cat

    Share in fifty years of a really remarkable cat...

    A very special fiftieth anniversary edition of the very first adventure of Mog the Forgetful Cat!

    Fifty years ago, everyone's favourite family cat, Mog, first got into trouble for her forgetfulness, and she has been loved ever since for her funny and warm-hearted escapades.

    From Judith Kerr, the bestselling author of The Tiger Who Came to Tea, the beloved Mog stories still delight children all over the world, and this special anniversary edition of Mog the Forgetful Cat celebrates this unforgettable cat's very first adventure.

    The perfect gift for families, boys, girls, fans of Judith Kerr, and anyone who has ever known or loved a cat!

  • City of Djinns

    'Could you show me a djinn?' I asked. 'Certainly,' replied the Sufi. 'But you would run away.' From the author of the Samuel Johnson prize shortlisted 'The Return of a King', this is William Dalrymple's captivating memoir of a year spent in Delhi, a city watched over and protected by the mischievous invisible djinns. Lodging with the beady-eyed Mrs Puri and encountering an extraordinary array of characters - from elusive eunuchs to the last remnants of the Raj - William Dalrymple comes to know the bewildering city intimately. He pursues Delhi's interlacing layers of history along narrow alleys and broad boulevards, brilliantly conveying its intoxicating mix of mysticism and mayhem. 'City of Djinns' is an astonishing and sensitive portrait of a city, and confirms William Dalrymple as one of the most compelling explorers of India's past and present.

  • Growing Up with Dick and Jane: Learning and Living the American Dream

    They're back!

    Growing Up with Dick and Jane reunites us with two old friends, Dick and Jane, who, for forty years, taught so many of us to read. Here's the all American brother and sister team. Look! It's Dick, in his striped polo shirts and shorts, always ready for an adventure. Look! Look! It's Jane, in her pretty dresses, eager to have fun and learn about life. There's silly, mischievous Baby Sally, and Spot, America's favorite spaniel. Growing Up with Dick and Jane brings to life the cast of characters who are emblems of the American Dream. And side by side with the story of Dick and Jane is an entertaining and informative text that tracks important historical, social and educational events of the "Dick and Jane era."

    Here's your chance to step back into the innocent watercolor world of Dick and Jane, where night never comes, knees never scrape, parents never yell and the fun never stops. Remember holding a Dick and Jane primer for the first time and the thrill you felt when you knew you could read? Growing Up with Dick and Jane traces the Dick and Jane phenomenon from their birth during the Depression to their retirement in the stormy 1960s. It explores the influence these little books had on education and the evolving American Dream. Packaged with a sampler of original Dick and Jane stories and cutout dolls of Dick and Jane, Growing Up with Dick and Jane stirs memories of home, school and what it was like to grow up when childhood felt like one long summer day.

    Carole Kismaric and Marvin Heiferman produce innovative visual books and museum exhibitions. Lookout, their company, has created: Talking Pictures (Chronicle), a book and popular multimedia exhibition; Loyalty and Betrayal: The Story of the American Mob (CollinsSanFrancisco); the bestselling Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood (Hyperion) with William Wegman; and the cult classics Mr. Salesman (Twin Palms) with Diane Keaton and I'm So Happy (Vintage).

    Bob Keeshan, known to generations as Captain Kangaroo, is one of the most beloved performers and influential innovators of children's television. The first Clarabell on The Howdy Doody Show, Keeshan went on to create Captain Kangaroo, the longest-running network children's series. An advocate of children's causes, Keeshan's unique blend of education and entertainment has influenced his followers, on screen and off.

  • Napoleon

    A biography of Napoleon, which attempts to explain the history of this great man in personal terms.

  • The Hanging Of Angelique

    Writer, historian and poet Afua Cooper tells the astonishing story of Marie-Joseph Angelique, a slave woman convicted of starting a fire that destroyed a large part of Montreal in April 1734 and condemned to die a brutal death. In a powerful retelling of Angelique's story-now supported by archival illustrations-Cooper builds on 15 years of research to shed new light on a rebellious Portuguese-born black woman who refused to accept her indentured servitude. At the same time, Cooper completely demolishes the myth of a benign, slave-free Canada, revealing a damning 200- year-old record of legally and culturally endorsed slavery.

  • The Other Side of Israel: My Journey Across the Jewish/Arab Divide

    The pioneering autobiographical story of a British Zionist in her fifties who moves to Israel and chooses to live among 25,000 Muslims in the all-Arab Israeli town of Tamra, a few miles from Nazareth.

    Susan Nathan's revelatory book about her new life across the ethnic divide in Israel is already creating international interest. At a time when Middle Eastern politics (in many ways central to the current world disorder) have become mired in endless tit-for-tat killings, Susan Nathan is showing - by her own daily example - that it is perfectly possible for Jews and Arabs to live peacefully together in a single community, recognising their common humanity.

    The author's familiarity with the former injustices of apartheid South Africa enables her to draw telling comparisons with the state of Israel. The increasing segregation of, and discrimintation against, the million-strong Arabic population of Israel is something she witnesses at first hand, but in describing her experiences in Tamra she is as observant of Arab frailties as of Jewish oppression.

    Written with warmth, compassion and humour, 'The Other Side of Israel' is one courageous woman's positive life-enhancing response to a situation in which entrenched attitudes lead only to more violence and bloodshed.

  • JOURNEY INTO THE VOID: The Sovereign Stone Trilogy

    The final volume in the Sovereign Stone trilogy, a gripping fantasy series from the authors of the bestselling DRAGONLANCE books. Over two hundred years have passed since the mystical Sovereign Stone was shattered and the world of Leorem faced its most dangerous test ever - the rise of the dark lord Dagnarus. And now Dagnarus has stirred from the Void, and seeks the utter conquest of all Leorem. Leading a seemingly unstoppable horde of bestial minions, and a host of fearsome undead Vrykyls, Dagnarus has conquered kingom after kingdom and now stands before the gates of New Vinnengael itself. Drawn by an mysterious call, the Dominion Lords, protectors of Leorem, head for the Portal of the Gods, the mystical haunted site of Dagnarus' terrible treachery two hundred years before. If all the parts of the sundered Sovereign Stone can be reunited there Dagnarus' unholy plans for domination can be stopped - but one piece is still missing ... As past and present converge in a desperate race to determine the future, and unlikely hero will arise. To save Leorem he must venture into a realm of utter terror and darkness ... into the very blackness of the Void itself.

  • The Queen's Conjuror: The Life and Magic of Dr Dee

    A spellbinding portrait of Queen Elizabeth's conjuror - the great philosopher, scientist and magician, Dr John Dee (1527-1608) and a history of Renaissance science that could well be the next 'Longitude'.

    John Dee was one of the most influential philosophers of the Elizabethan Age. A close confidant of Queen Elizabeth, he helped to introduce mathematics to England, promoted the idea of maths as the basis of science, anticipated the invention of the telescope, charted the New World, and created one of the most magnificent libraries in Europe. At the height of his fame, Dee was poised to become one of the greats of the Renaissance. Yet he died in poverty and obscurity - his crime was to dabble in magic.

    Based on Dee's secret diaries which record in fine detail his experiments with the occult, Woolley's bestselling book is a rich brew of Elizabethan court intrigue, science, intellectual exploration, discovery and misfortune. And it tells the story of one man's epic but very personal struggle to come to terms with the fundamental dichotomy of the scientific age at the point it arose: the choice between ancient wisdom and modern science as the path to truth.

  • Tell Me Your Dreams

    The fast-paced new novel from the internationally bestselling author of The Best Laid Plans, Morning, Noon & Night and Bloodline. Someone was following her. She had read about stalkers, but they belonged in a different, faraway world. She had no idea who it could be, who would want to harm her. She was trying desperately hard not to panic, but lately her sleep had been filled with nightmares, and she had awakened each morning with a feeling of impending doom. Thus begins Sidney Sheldon's chilling novel, Tell Me Your Dreams. Three beautiful young women are suspected of committing a series of brutal murders. The police make an arrest that leads to one of the most bizarre murder trials of the century. Based on actual events, Sheldon's novel races from London to Rome to Quebec City to San Francisco, with a climax that will leave the reader stunned.

  • Imajica

    A book of revelations. A seamless tapestry of erotic passion, thwarted ambition and mythic horror. Clive Barker takes us on a voyage to worlds beyond our knowledge, but within our grasp. John Furie Zacharias, known as Gentle, a master forger whose life is a series of lies. Judith Odell, a beautiful woman desired by three powerful men, but belonging to none of them. Pie'oh'pah, a mysterious assassin who deals in love as well as death. These three are united in a desperate search for the heart of a universal mystery, and will find the truth that lies in a place as mysterious as the face of God, and as secret as the human soul. They discover the Imajica. Imajica is many things: an epic novel of vast panoramas and intimate, obsessive passions, embracing ghosts and reflections as well as the human and the divine.

  • Endometriosis: A Key to Healing Through Nutrition

    Offering safe and practical nutritional and healthcare advice - this book is vital for all women wishing to overcome the pain of endometriosis.

    Endometriosis is the condition in which the lining of the womb grows on other organs outside of the uterus, frequently causing intolerable pain. In some cases it may lead to problems conceiving or infertility. However, there is relief for this condition as Dian Shepperson Mills illustrates in this book.

    Endometriosis is a detailed, insightful look at a disease which affects approximately one in ten women worldwide. Drawing upon years of research, Dian Mills and Michael Vernon show how the right diet can provide the key to optimum health in overcoming endometriosis.

    This book contains:

    An explanation of how endometriosis affects the body and advice on how to cope with it.

    An account of the key role played by nutritious and healthy food.

    Information on foods that are harmful and foods with healing qualities.

    Delicious recipes and practical menu suggestions.

  • Eat to Beat - CANCER

    A book for cancer sufferers and those wishing to prevent it, written by the Medical Director and the Nutritional Advisor to the famous Bristol Cancer Help Centre

    Eat To Beat Cancer shows that there are ways you can help yourself to: - Eat well to avoid the onsett of serious illness - Keep cancer in remission - Use nutrition to fight cancer.

    Dr Rosy Daniel Explains: - Why Change The Way You Eat? - How To Change The Way You Eat - and make the change easy. - What To Change In The Way You Eat - what's really important. - Food As Therapy - including detoxification, raising your energy levels, correcting nutritional imbalances.

    All recipes are free from animal products, saturated fat and are low in salt and sugar.

  • Coleridge: Selected Poems

    A collection of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's works.

  • The Boleyn Inheritance

    From the bestselling author of The Other Boleyn Girl, Philippa Gregory, comes a wonderfully atmospheric evocation of the court of Henry VIII and his final queens. The king will decide who will live and who will die; he has the power of God now. 1539. Henry VIII must take his fourth wife and the dangerous prize is won by Anne of Cleves. A German princess by birth, Anne is to be Henry's pawn in the Protestant alliance against Rome, but the marriage falters from the start. Henry finds nothing to admire in his new queen, setting himself against his advisors and nobles to pay court to young Katherine Howard. The new queen begins to sense a trap closing around her. And Jane Boleyn, summoned to the inner circle once more by her uncle the Duke of Norfolk, finds a fractious court haunted by the Boleyn legacy of death and deceit. Nothing is certain in a kingdom ruled by an increasingly tyrannical king.

  • The Owl Service

    Winner of both the Guardian Award and the Carnegie Medal, this is an book combines mystery, adventure, history and a complex set of human relationships.

  • Auto-Examen B: Teacher's Resource Book

    A concise and practical teacher's resource book, this text includes extra suggestions for grammar and assessment, step-by-step IT ideas and tips on differentiation. It is part of the "Auto Examen B" French language course. "Auto Examen B" contains fewer topics than A because of the shorter academic year. Written after the publication of specimen papers for the new GCSE, it completely covers the current syllabus. It is suitable for the revised National Curriculum, GCSE Grade or Standard Grade. It prepares students for exams by including practice examination questions, and includes Chief Examiners' advice on exam preparation and technique. Specific aspects include: role plays; describing and explaining; initiating and sustaining a conversation; expressing and justifying opinions; and narratives.

  • The Best of Mexico

    Among the world's great cuisines, the foods of Mexico stand out in their diversity and creativity. Rooted in its history of great and ancient Indian civilizations, inspired by the Spanish Conquistadores of the sixteenth century, and influenced by European tastes in the later revolutionary years, it is indeed a dynamic cuisine -- adaptable but remarkably complete even in its melding of different cultures.

    In The Best of Mexico, food editor Evie Righter has chosen the finest examples of culinary creativity from this intriguing and vibrant country. From the chiles, chocolate, nuts, and tomatoes puréed into exquisite sauces, to the corn, beans, avocados, and seafood combined into flavorful dishes, she presents the Mexican cook's ingredients and techniques in a clear and accessible style that will enlighten and inspire.

    Here are the favorite drinks, salsas, and tacos; festive dishes including enchiladas, tamales, and pozoles; elegant entrées like Mole Poblano de Guajolote and Pescado a la Veracruzana, and well-loved desserts like Flan and Buñuelos.

    Color photographs throughout feature the dishes themselves as well as the bountiful waters and lively marketplaces so representative of Mexico. An essential guide to this distinctive cuisine, The Best of Mexico helps turn an ordinary meal into a fiesta.

  • Carte routière : Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador (en anglais)

    A detailed physical map with hillshading and layer colouring showing the main transportation links and tourist features of Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador. The area covered extends from the Pacific coast in the west to the Andes and the Brazilian border in the east and to Chile and Argentina in the south. A transport links map and distance chart is provided along with a comprehensive place name index on the reverse of the sheet. City maps of Lima, La Paz and Quito are included.

  • The Times Quick Crossword Book 6

    Give your memory a workout and hone your general knowledge with 80 definition-style puzzles from The Times2 section. Containing 80 definition-style puzzles all reflecting the T2's unique style, and encompassing a wide range of topics from geography, to literature, history and culture, this collection will test your word power and boost your general knowledge to boot. Compiled by the T2 Crossword Editor and taken from the T2 section of The Times, these quick accessible puzzles are utterly absorbing and addictive, yet concise enough to be completed on the move. With clues that are satisfyingly skilful and solutions helpfully provided at the back of the book, Times T2 Crossword Book 6 is guaranteed to entertain your brain. Previously published as The Times T2 Crossword book 6.

  • The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Companion

    The companion volume to the complete Diary of Samuel Pepys in its most authoritative and acclaimed edition. Samuel Pepys's Diary was first published in abbreviated form in 1825. A succession of new versions brought out in the Victorian era made the Diary one of the best-known books and Pepys one of the best-known figures of English history. However, not until the publication of the Latham and Matthews edition was the Diary presented in its complete form, with a newly transcribed text and the benefit of a systematic commentary. The text of the Diary is in nine volumes, followed by this Companion and an Index. The edition has justly become established as the definitive version, hailed by The Times as 'one of the glories of contemporary English publishing' and by C. P. Snow as 'a triumph of modern scholarship'. The Companion has been compiled and edited by Robert Latham, with specialist contributions from other scholars. The result of many years' research, it is an essential adjunct to the Diary text. Over 1,700 entries, alphabetically arranged, fill in the background details about the people and places mentioned in the Diary. In addition there are longer articles on a wide range of subjects of particular relevance to Pepys and his period, such as the Great Fire, the Dutch Wars and the Plague. Others reflect Pepys's lively interest in the arts, science and medicine, and his work for the Navy. In addition, many aspects of social history are covered in articles on, for example, dress, food, drink, taverns and travel. The book is completed by an extensive glossary, genealogical tables, a chronology and maps. The Companion will not only enrich every reader's appreciation of Pepys's magnificent Diary, but forms in its own right a fascinating and varied survey of seventeenth-century England.

  • Gymnopédie No1 --- Piano

    La celebre premiere gymnopedie du compositeur francais Erik Satie (1866-1925) pour piano, revisee par Wilhelm Ohmen.

  • THE FROZEN WATER TRADE

    The story of the 19th-century ice trade, in which ice from the lakes of New England - valued for its incredible purity - revolutionised domestic life around the world.

    In the days before artificial refrigeration, it was thought impossible to transport ice for long distances. But one man, Frederic Tudor, was convinced it could be done. This is the story of how, almost single-handedly, and in the face of near-universal mockery, he established a vast industry that would introduce the benefits of fresh ice to large parts of the globe.

    Thanks to Tudor, the American fashion for drinks 'on the rocks' spread to tropical areas such as the West Indies and British India. By the 1830s fleets of schooners carried the frozen cargo, packed with sawdust and tarpaulins for insulation, to all corners of the world. The harvesting of the ice from New England's lakes employed thousands of men.

    The frozen water trade had a profound influence on the tastes of a large part of the world, but with the development of artificial cooling systems in the first quarter of the 20th century, the huge industry established by Frederic Tudor vanished as if it had never been.

  • Level 1 Teacher's Resource Book

    This Teacher's Resource features a variety of copymasters which extend and complement the skills covered in the Pupil Books, and are designed to suit the ability range of most classrooms. There are also group prediction stories, ideas for the development of speaking skills, and Assessment Masters designed to test progress.

  • Weaveworld

    Reissue of the highly acclaimed thriller by the world's most outstanding dark fantasist. WEAVEWORLD is an epic adventure of the imagination. It begins with a carpet in which a world of rapture and enchantment is hiding; a world which comes to life, alerting the dark forces and beginning a desperate battle to preserve the last vestiges of magic which Humankind still has access to. WEAVEWORLD is a book of visions and horrors, a story of quest, titanic struggles, of love and of hope. It is a triumph of imagination and storytelling, an adventure, a nightmare, a promise... `Barker's fecundity of invention is beyond praise. In a world of hard-bitten horror and originality, Clive Barker dislocates your mind.' THE MAIL ON SUNDAY.

  • What Doctors Don't Tell You

    New edition of this highly controversial and campaigning book that reveals the truth about the pills and procedures your doctor prescribes and offers proven alternatives for diagnosing, preventing and treating many illnesses. Includes updated information on all the most recent health issues - vaccination, HRT, Viagra, IVF and more. Every year, 1.17 million British people - a population the size of Birmingham - are put in a hospital bed by a medical procedure gone wrong. And 80% of most of the treatments we take for granted have never been scientifically proven to work. In this groundbreaking book, leading health campaigner Lynne McTaggart reveals the real secrets of modern medicine. Extensively revised and updated, this new edition tackles some of the most worrying health issues of recent years. For example, did you know: * Statin drugs, the new miracle cure for high cholesterol, are causing a heart failure epidemic? * SSRI drugs - now come with a black box warning about suicide risk to children * HRT, touted as the most important preventative treatment for all the diseases of female old age, actually causes heart disease, dementia, strokes and cancer? * IVF could be causing cases of breast cancer? * The statistics about illnesses prevented by vaccination are vastly overplayed? * Viagra, the great white hope of male impotence, has caused a rash of sudden deaths and is effective, at most, only half the time. What Doctors Don't Tell You gives you all the information you need to take your health into your own hands, exposing the true dangers of conventional medicine and offering up-to-the-minute, scientifically proven alternatives for diagnosing, preventing and treating many illnesses.

  • Technical Drawing Gce and CSE

    Exam Board: any Level & Subject: GCSE and A-level Step-by-step practical guide to the basics of technical drawing. This covers all of the basic drawing techniques, rules and styles. It builds up the level of difficulty gradually through simple practice drawings. Contents include standard symbols, isometric, oblique, orthographic, thick/thin lines, dimensioning and the creation of objects using geometry. The skills developed will cover you for the majority of technical drawing areas for engineering, construction, architectural or other design fields.

  • The Baby Sleep Book: How to Help Your Baby to Sleep and Have a Restful Night

    Drawing on considerable experience as both parents and professionals in the paediatric profession, the best-selling parenting experts Dr. William and Martha Sears have produced the definitive guide to the frequently fraught and troublesome topic of sleep. The Sleep Book is designed as a practical and contemporary guide to parenting, ensuring you can get your child to sleep and making sure night time isn't dreaded. Containing the latest medical research, and providing informed and considered advice on all the issues, this book offers guidance and support to keep you and your child rested and refreshed. Includes advice on all aspects of sleep such as: * 8 infant sleep facts every parent should know * 31 ways to get your baby to sleep and stay asleep * Bedwetting * Hidden medical causes of night waking * Sleep trainers * Night weaning - 12 alternatives for the all-night nurser * Night terrors * 5 reasons why high need infants sleep differently * Sleep safety * SIDS: the latest research on how sleeping with your baby is safe * Co-sleeping: Yes, No, Sometimes An invaluable resource for parents of young children, The Baby Sleep Book provides guidance on how to get your baby to sleep, what to do if he wakes up to often, what to do if he sleeps to much. It also helps with moving the place of sleep, sleepwear, managing the sleep time of more than one child, and night time feeding.

  • The Little Book of Coaching (The One Minute Manager): Motivating People to Be Winners

    This is the small book with a big motivational message - that we can all be winners with the right management techniques. In brief paragraphs and anecdotes, business guru Blanchard and NFL coach Shula offer wisdom on how to help people excel. In business and in work, the motivation should be to be a winner - this book shows how we can all be winners with the best kind of leadership, and by creating the right kind of environment. The advice for creating the atmosphere for winners is sound and ultimately simple: "Avoid being a `leave alone and zap' manager and use... praising more,". This book has inspired managers everywhere and is still an essential read.

  • I WISH I HADN'T SAID THAT: The 'Experts' Speak - and Get It Wrong!

    Did you ever have the uneasy feeling that the experts are not ... well, experts? `We don't like their sound. Groups of guitars are on the way out.' Decca Recording Company executive, turning down the Beatles, 1962 I Wish I Hadn't Said That sets straight thousands of examples of expert misunderstanding, miscalculation, egregious prognostication, boo-boos, and just plain lies. The experts have been wrong about everything under, including and beyond the sun: time, space, the sexes, the races, the environment, economics, politics, crime, education, the media, history and science. In I Wish I Hadn't Said That we see just how much the experts don't know. `No woman in my lifetime will be Prime Minister' Margaret Thatcher

  • Daughter of the Forest

    A magnificent saga set in the Celtic twilight of 10th century Ireland, when myth was law and magic was a power of nature, brilliantly brought to life: the legendary story of an evil stepmother opposed by a seventh child. A wicked woman, an evil curse, and a love that must triumph over impossible odds Set in the Celtic twilight of ancient Ireland, when myth was law and magic a force of nature, this is the tale of Sorcha, seventh child of a seventh son, the forbidding Lord Colum, and of her six beloved brothers. The keep at Sevenwaters is a remote, strange, quiet place, guarded by silent men who slip through the woodlands clothed in grey, and keep their weapons sharp. For there are invaders outside the forest; raiders from across the seas, Britons and Vikings bent on destruction. But now there is also an invader inside the keep: the Lady Oonagh, a sorceress as fair as day, but with a heart as black as night. Oonagh captivates Lord Colum with her sensual wiles; but she cannot enchant the wary Sorcha. Frustrated in her attempts to destroy the family, Oonagh binds the brothers with a spell that only Sorcha can lift. If she fails, they will die. Then the raiders come, and Sorcha is taken captive. Soon she will find herself torn between her duty to break the curse, and a growing, forbidden love for the warlord who is her captor. Like Marion Zimmer Bradley's MISTS OF AVALON or Jean Auel's CLAN OF THE CAVE BEAR, this is first-rate historical fantasy that can have the widest possible appeal, taking in also the readership of historical fiction writers like Mary Stewart , Mary Renault and Anya Seton.

  • The Diary of Samuel Pepys - 1665

    The sixth volume of the complete Diary of Samuel Pepys in its most authoritative and acclaimed edition.

    This complete edition of the Diary of Samuel Pepys comprises eleven volumes - nine volumes of text and footnotes (with an introduction of 120 pages in Volume I), a tenth volume of commentary (The Companion) and an eleventh volume of Index. Each of the first eight volumes contains one whole calendar year of the diary, from January to December. The ninth volume runs from January 1668 to May 1669.

    The Diary was first published in abbreviated form in 1825. A succession of new editions, re-issues and selections, published in the Victorian ear, made the diary one of the best-known books, and Pepys one of the best-known figures, of English history. But in none of these versions - not even in the Wheatley, which for long stood as the standard edition - was there a reliable, still less a full text, and in none of them was there a commentary with any claim to completeness. This edition was in preparation for many years, and remains the first in which the entire diary is printed and in which an attempt has been made at systematic comment on it.

    The primary aim of the principal editors was to see that the diary was presented in a manner suitable to the historical and literary importance of its contents. At the same time they had in mind the interests of the wide public of English-speaking people to whom the diarist himself, rather than the importance of what he wrote, is what matters.

  • At Home with the Queen: Life Through the Keyhole of the Royal Household

    Behind the scenes of the private world at the heart of royalty, as revealed by a distinguished royal commentator. This is the real story of what goes on inside the royal palaces, as witnessed by members of the royal staff and household past and present. Buckingham Palace is effectively an independent kingdom with its own rules and customs, now explained by Brian Hoey. Hundreds of anecdotes reveal the conditions in which the staff live and work and also their relationship with the Royals they serve. How does one get a job as personal footman to the Queen? Why does Prince Charles still have to send a note to her Page of the Backstairs requesting a meeting with his mother? How much do members of the household earn? Why does the Queen hate men in three-piece suits? Why are the Queen's bedsheets six inches longer than Prince Philip's? Why do her maids have to vacuum walking backwards? Why doesn't the Queen allow square ice-cubes to be put in her drinks?

  • Burning Bright

    `A visual delight' The Times `A splendidly vital recreation of Georgian London' Sunday Times `Tell me, then: would you say you are innocent or experienced?' 1792. Uprooted from their quiet Dorset village to the riotous streets of London, young Jem Kellaway and his family feel very far from home. They struggle to find their place in this tumultuous city, still alive with the repercussions of the blood-splattered French Revolution. Luckily, streetwise Maggie Butterfield is on hand to show Jem the ropes. Together they encounter the neighbour they've been warned about: radical poet and artist William Blake. Jem and Maggie's passage from innocence to experience becomes the very stuff of poetic inspiration...

  • Italy's Sorrow: A Year of War 1944-45

    Today Italy is a land of beauty and prosperity but in 1944-45 it had become a place of nightmares, a land of violence, war, and destruction. James Holland's ground-breaking account expertly documents the German advance and a segment of Italian history that has been largely neglected. The war in Italy was the most destructive campaign in the west as the Allies and Germans fought a long, bitter and highly attritional conflict up the mountainous leg of Italy during the last twelve months of the Second World War. For front-line troops, casualties rates at Cassino and then along the notorious Gothic Line were as high as they had been along the Western Front in the First World War. There were further similarities too: blasted landscapes, rain and mud. For the men who fought there, Italy really was the hardest campaign. And while the Allies and Germans were slogging it out through the mountains, the Italians were fighting their own battles, one where Partisans and Fascists were pitted against each other in a bloody civil war. Around them, civilians tried to live through the carnage, terror and anarchy while, in the wake of the Allied advance, beleaguered and impoverished Italians were forced to pick their way through the ruins of their homes and country and often forced into making terrible and heart-rending decisions in order to survive. 'Italy's Sorrow' is the first account of the war in that most beautiful of countries to tell the story from all sides and to include the experiences of soldiers and civilians alike. Offering extensive new research, it weaves together the drama and tragedy of a terrible year of war with new perspectives and material on some of the most debated episodes to have emerged from the Second World War. It is a magnificent achievement by one of our finest young military historians.

  • Unlocking the Bible: Omnibus : A Unique Overview of the Whole Bible

    A unique overview of both the Old and New Testaments, from a widely respected evangelical speaker and writer.

    Unlocking the Bible opens up the word of God in a fresh and powerful way. Avoiding the small detail of verse by verse studies, it sets out the epic story of God and his people in Israel. The culture, historical background and people are introduced and the teaching applied to the modern world.

    Eight volumes have been brought into one compact and easy to use guide to cover both the Old and the New testaments in one massive omnibus edition.

    Old Testament:
    - The Maker's Instructions - The five books of law
    - A Land and A Kingdom - Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1&2 Samuel, 1&2 Kings
    - Poems of Worship and Wisdom - Psalms, Song of Solomon, proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Job
    - Decline and Fall of an Empire - Isaiah, Jeremiah and other prophets
    - The Struggle to Survive - Chronicles and prophets of exile

    New Testament:
    - The Hinge of History - Mathew, Mark, Luke, John and acts
    - The Thirteenth Apostle - Paul and his letters
    - Through Suffering to Glory - Revelation, Hebrews, and the letters of James, Peter and Jude

  • Evening in the Palace of Reason: Bach meets Frederick the Great in the Age of Enlightenment

    Johann Sebastian Bach created what may be the most celestial and profound body of music in history; Frederick the Great built the colossus we now know as Germany, and along with it a template for modern warfare. Their fleeting encounter in 1747 signals a unique moment in history where belief collided with the cold certainty of reason. Set at the tipping point between the ancient and modern world, Evening in the Palace of Reason captures the tumult of the eighteenth century, the legacy of the Reformation, and the birth of the Enlightenment in this extraordinary tale of two men.

  • Botham: My Autobiography

    A completely revised and updated edition of the bestselling autobiography of cricketing legend Ian Botham, including his first-hand insight into the 1999/2000 winter tour to South Africa.

    Ian Botham's bestselling autobiography is an intriguing cocktail of sex and drugs allegations, personal upheavals, confrontations with his peers, and remarkable achievements both on and off the field.

    From his heroic deeds against the Aussies art Headingly in 1981 through to the dark clouds surrounding the court case with Imran Khan, from battling in the mud for Scunthorpe United FC to walking half the length of the country for Leukaemia Research, it's all here in this unforgettable story of a truly larger-than-life character.

    In an extra chapter for this revised edition, Botham digs deep to unravel the reasons behind the sorry state of English cricket, and provides a compulsive insight into the 1999/2000 winter tour to South Africa where England attempt to recover from a traumatic year under the new leadership of Nasser Hussain.

  • Europe

    Book 2 of this three-book course explores themes and case studies from Europe. It gives pupils solid geography with unique atlas maps. Material is arranged thematically in structured and manageable chapter units.

    1. A sense of place in Europe
    2. Weather and climate
    3. Rivers
    4. Farming
    5. Energy
    6. Ice
    7. Water
    8. France
    9. Sweden
    Index

  • THE GIFT: The Story of an Ordinary Woman's Extraordinary Power

    The extraordinary life story of psychic and clairvoyant, Mia Dolan, the new Betty Shine. Contents * Mia Dolan is one of the Uk's most eminent and extraordinary psychics whose work has taken her from private readings to 'ghostbusting' to psychic demonstrations in front of hundreds of people. Her abilities have made her one of the most sought-after psychics in the country. * An ordinary woman brought up in a working-class family on the Isle of Sheppey, she had her first out-of-body experience at the age of 12 when she was sexually assaulted by a local teenager. At the age of 22 her spirit guide began to talk to her and showed her how to use her clairvoyance as well providing fascinating insights into the nature of the Afterlife. * Mia's life has been touched by tragic experiences including when she foresaw the murder of her own brother and when her son died while still only a teenager. * In The Gift Mia describes how her psychic ability developed, and the more dramatic readings that she has given including the man who came to ask her where his missing wife was - she knew instantly that she was dead, and the body was later found exactly as Mia described. The book recounts her activities as a 'ghostbuster' and exorcist, and includes stories of the haunted Drury Lane Theatre in London, a haunted theme park, and sightings of earth-bound spirits - both good and bad. * 'I want people to know there is more to life than what we call reality, more than what we can see - and it is not as far beyond our reach as we imagine. It is ordinary, everyday, here and now, in this minute. And it is magical, a gift.'

  • A Murder is Announced

    Agatha Christie's most ingenious murder mystery, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers. The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn, including Jane Marple, are agog with curiosity over an advertisement in the local gazette which reads: `A murder is announced and will take place on Friday October 29th, at Little Paddocks at 6.30 p.m.' A childish practical joke? Or a hoax intended to scare poor Letitia Blacklock? Unable to resist the mysterious invitation, a crowd begins to gather at Little Paddocks at the appointed time when, without warning, the lights go out...

  • Manhood for Amateurs

    Michael Chabon, author of WONDER BOYS and the Pulitzer Prize-wining THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER & CLAY, has written an autobiographical narrative as inventive, beautiful and powerful as his novels. In these insightful, provocative, slyly interlinked essays, one of our most brilliant and humane writers presents his autobiography and vision of life in the way so many of us experience our own: as a series of reflections, regrets and re-examinations, each sparked by an encounter, in the present, that holds some legacy of the past. What does it mean to be a man today? Chabon invokes and interprets and struggles to reinvent for us, with characteristic warmth and lyric wit, the personal and family history that haunts him even as it goes on being written every day. As a son, a husband and above all as a father of four young children, Chabon's memories of childhood, of his parents' marriage and divorce, of moments of painful adolescent comedy and giddy encounters with the popular art and literature of his own youth, are like a theme played - on different instruments, with a fresh tempo and in a new key - by the mad quartet of which he now finds himself co-conductor.

  • KS3 English

    This text has been completely rewritten to match the new-style KS3 English National Tests, which were introduced in May 2003. With guidance on how to answer test questions and how to boost grades, it provides detailed preparation for the National Tests. It includes three complete practice papers in reading, writing and Shakespeare. The combination of model answers with expert guidance and advice on test technique show students what they need to do to gain a high level in the actual test.

  • RE

    Presenting ideas for RE teachers at lower-secondary school level, this collection draws on the six major faiths practised in Britain, with the emphasis on Christianity, and contains practical, creative and investigative work, stories, role plays, games and quizzes. Detailed teachers' notes and photocopiable worksheets are provided.

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Tome 5 : A Dance With Dragons

    The fifth volume in the greatest epic work of the modern age

  • The Times Jumbo Cryptic Crossword Book 5: 50 world-famous crossword puzzles

    This supremely fiendish collection contains 50 jumbo-sized cryptic puzzles conceived to vex your wits and baffle your brain. Selected by The Times Crossword Editor, Mike Laws, this original collection will challenge even the most experienced crossword buff. The ultimate and only jumbo cryptic crosswords available, these puzzles will really push you to go that extra step. With unique grids of 23 x 23 squares (in comparison to the standard 15 x 15 grid), they will require serious word power and brain bending to complete. Test your linguistic prowess to its limit and give your brain the workout it has been waiting for.

  • Spice: The History of a Temptation

    A history of the trade that controlled the world and left an indelible impression on our taste buds; a sweeping story of avarice, ingenuity and exploration, spanning the globe and the centuries in its epic reconstruction of this magnificent obsession. Spices: for centuries the staple of cuisine, remedies and ritual, they have commanded the highest of prices. To this day, saffron is, per ounce, one of the most expensive commodities known to man. For their sake, fortunes have been made and lost, empires built and destroyed, and new worlds discovered. Astoundingly, in the 17th-century more people died for the sake of cloves than in all the European dynastic wars of the period. However the spice trade dates bank thousands of years before this. Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs depict a merchant fleet sailing south to the Horn of Africa and returning triumphantly with a priceless cargo of cinnamon. Only the story of mankind's infatuation with precious metals can rival the story of spice in scope; and only the history of silver and gold rivals that of spice for its improbable and extraordinary combination of discovery and conquest, heroism and savagery, greed and violence.

  • Clans & Tartans

    A beautifully illustrated guide to the histories of over 120 of Scotland's most renowned clans and families Clans & Tartans is the ideal introduction to the rich heritage of Scotland's clan and family history. This handy little little book features * the histories and heraldic details of over 120 of Scotland's most renowned clans and families * beautiful illustrations of the tartan and crest badge of each clan * engaging essays on the history of clanship and of tartan, written by specialists in each field * appendices which include -- a timeline of Scottish monarchs to 1707 -- a glossary of heraldic terms -- a list of septs -- the ceremonial for the inauguration of a clan chief Authoritative and up-to-date, Clans & Tartans will appeal to everyone of Scottish ancestry through the world.

  • Sons of Destiny

    The twelfth part of the Saga of Darren Shan - one boy's terrifying journey from human to half-vampire to Vampire Prince. Showdown! The Hunters must face Steve Leopard, to fight for control of the night. Will Steve emerge victorious and wipe out the vampire clan? Or will the Hunters prevail? An added problem for Darren is that if the vampire triumph, he is destined to become the Lord of the Shadows and destroy humanity!!! Is he cursed by fate, or is there some way to trick Destiny? Find out in the action-packed, mind-bending, twisting, long-awaited conclusion to The Saga of Darren Shan!

  • Carte routière : Asia (en anglais)

    MAIN FEATURES Physical map with attractive layer colouring and including roads, railways, cities and towns. AREA OF COVERAGE From the Arctic Ocean to Indonesia and from Europe to the Pacific Ocean. INCLUDES Comprehensive place names index on reverse of the sheet. Continent FactFile on back of cover. WHO THE PRODUCT IS AIMED AT Armchair traveller and for general reference. OTHER PRODUCTS IN THE CONTINENTAL MAP SERIES Africa Europe North America South America World

  • Murder On The Canadian Mm

    While on board the sleek train The Canadian, Tom Austen tries to unravel a murder plot. As he begins talking about Catherine Saks' death to the passengers in Car 165, he finds that everyone sounds like a suspect. Suddenly, Tom's own life is put in danger when the real killer confronts him in this speeding plot. Eric Wilson's Murder on the Canadian is part of his popular Tom Austen mystery series.

  • Teacher's Notes 5

    These teacher's resources accompany the fifth book in a PSE course for pupils of all abilities at Key Stages 3 and 4. The series is designed for use on a year-by-year basis, with Book 1 corresponding to Year 7, but the structure is flexible enough to allow teachers to use the sections selectively. Each of the pupils' books contains at least three units on each of the themes which the NCC has identified as "essential parts of the whole curriculum" - economic and industrial understanding, careers education and guidance (including self-awareness), health education, education for citizenship and environmental education. The activities involve the use of all the cross-curricular skills - communication, numeracy, study skills, problem-solving, personal and social skills, and information technology. The teacher resources include photocopiable questionnaires, activities, further information and stimulus material, designed to support and extend the variety of topics in the pupils' books. Also included is guidance on every spread in the pupils' books, identifying not only the cross-curricular themes, but also the various skills involved in each unit.

  • Collins Guide to Musicals

    Collins Guide to Musicals is an indispensable reference guide to nearly 200 musicals, from Chu Chin Chow to The Beautiful Game. Do you need to find out the date of the first performance of Cole Porter's Can-Can? Or who played the principal roles in the London opening of Oklahoma? Perhaps you need the titles of the best-known songs from Cabaret, or you're puzzling over which recording of Les Miserables to purchase. Collins Guide to Musicals provides the answers to all these queries, as well as to thousands more. Comprehensive entries on nearly 200 musicals include details of composers and lyricists, first performances, principal characters and plot lines, best-known songs, initial critical reaction and a recommended recording. There are also over 80 composer/lyricist biographies and an alphabetical listing of well over 1000 song titles, complete with the title of the show they appear in. Accessible, definitive, up to date and comprehensive, Collins Guide to Musicals is the only guide to this hugely popular art form you will every need.

  • The One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey

    With a new foreword by Ken Blanchard How management can effectively rid themselves of `monkeys' - other people's responsibilities that cling to them and prevent them managing efficiently. This book explains in simple-minded if abstract terms how to achieve a balance between supervision and delegation for reduced tension and improved productivity in the workplace. `There is a high correlation between self-reliance and morale,' stress the authors. With humour and logic they describe the delicate business of assigning monkeys to the right masters and keeping them healthy, i.e., fed and cared for: `... if monkeys are managed properly, you don't have to manage people so much.'

  • LIFE OF EVEL

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  • Everyone Worth Knowing

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  • Queen Victoria: A Personal History

    Christopher Hibbert's acclaimed biography of Queen Victoria is as impressive and authoritative as the great woman herself. In 1837 an eighteen-year-old girl, raised by a German mother, inherited the throne of the United Kingdom. She was to reign as queen - and later Empress of India - for almost sixty-four years, presiding over twenty prime ministers and a period of unprecedented social and political change. Her era became synonymous with moral rigidity and colonial expansion, and this absorbing biography of Queen Victoria, the unlikely figurehead of a vast and powerful empire, explores how the young monarch transformed herself into a formidable matriarch and the epitome of an age. Embracing her life and family, her politics and personality, her love for Prince Albert and her relationship with John Brown, Hibbert's touching biography is a persuasive portrait of a remarkable woman.

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  • Survive

    You're alone in the forest on a fine autumn day with nothing but a multitool. You're stuck there for a week. Should you be more worried about finding a source of uncontaminated water or about a bear that might be in the area? Neither, says Les Stroud. The bear will most likely avoid you, and dehydration will affect you faster than parasites in untreated water. Your bigger worry should be shelter-the daytime might be nice, but it's likely going to be cold at night. And that's just the beginning.

    The concept of Survivorman is simple: left in a remote location, Les must survive for seven days on his own without food, water or equipment. Now, he shares his expert knowledge inSurvive!, a fully illustrated guide based on his experiences on six continents and filled with field-tested advice. Many books on survival are culled from Second World War-era training techniques that are out-of-date or just plain wrong. Survive! debunks these dated myths, exploring basic and advanced tactics that show you how to cope in any survival situation.

    Brought to life with Les's own anecdotes and the tales of others, Survive! is the perfect manual for anyone -- from beginner to armchair traveller to seasoned explorer -- who wants to meet nature's dangers with confidence. As Les writes, "If you believe you can make it through the bad times, and you are not intimidated by the forces of nature, you will markedly increase your chances of survival.">/p>

    SURVIVE! includes detailed information on the following:
    o preparing for survival, mentally and physically
    o fire-making techniques
    o basic survival kit components
    o finding, collecting and making water
    o sources of food
    o types of shelter

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  • Her Majesty: 50 Regal Years

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  • In the Arena

    Charlton Heston, like the roles he has played on both stage and on screen, has had a large infuence on both American and world cinema. He is famous throughout the world for his throughtful portrayal of biblical and historical heroes - Moses in "The Ten Commandments", Ben Hur, Mark Anthony and as Michelangelo in "The Agony and the Ectasy". In his memoirs, Charlton Heston reflects on his life, his career as an actor, and the political and personal principles which have influenced him. He tells stories of his contemporaries and co-stars, who include almost all the famous stage and screen names of the past 40 years.

  • MAYFLOWER: A Voyage to War

    Nathaniel Philbrick, bestselling author of `In the Heart of the Sea', reveals the darker side of the Pilgrim fathers' settlement in the New World, which ultimately erupted in bloody battle some fifty years after they first landed on American soil. Behind the quaint and pious version of the Mayflower story usually taught in American primary schools is a tumultuous and largely untold tale of violence, subterfuge and epic drama. For amidst the friendships and co-operation that sprang up between the settlers and indigenous people, whose timely assistance on more than one occasion rescued the Pilgrims from otherwise certain death, a dark conflict was brewing. It erupted in King Philip's war, a terribly bloody conflict which decimated the English population and all but obliterated the Wampanoag. Following the Pilgrims from their perilous journey from England on a battered, leaky ship, through their first bitter North American winter (during which half of them died), to their equally bitter battle against the native Wampanoag tribe, Philbrick paints a vivid and panoramic picture of conflict and colonialism, co-operation and betrayal. In so doing he brings to life a cast of compelling, even heroic, characters, and sets the scene for the development of the American nation.

  • Business Studies for GCSE Teacher's Resource Pack

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  • A Bear Called Paddington

    To celebrate Paddington Bear's 60th birthday in 2018 this hilarious classic novel from master storyteller Michael Bond has been given a fresh new look. Paddington is now a major movie star! "A bear on Paddington Station?" said Mrs Brown in amazement. "Don't be silly - there can't be." Paddington Bear had travelled all the way from Darkest Peru when the Brown family first met him on Paddington station. Since then their lives have never been quite the same... for ordinary things become quite extraordinary when a bear called Paddington is involved. For nearly sixty years, Paddington Bear has touched the hearts of adults and children worldwide with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures.

  • ARE YOU PSYCHIC?

    Psychic Dorothy Chitty shares her experiences of the spirit world and gives practical exercises, interwoven with powerful inspirational stories, to show how you can open up to your own intuitive gifts. Tap in to universal wisdom every day to create the life you were destined to lead. Contents: * Dorothy reveals how she developed her psychic abilities, and shares her incredible personal encounters with guides, spirits, earth beings, and beings from other worlds * What really happens when we die? The secrets of life after death, according to the spirits. * Practical exercises that really work, on how anyone can tap into their own gifts of intuition to see the future and attract the right people to you. * Freewill and your destiny - how to contact your guides to help you follow your destined path. * How healing with the spirits is all powerful. * Ways to communicate with animals on a deeper level. * How child spirits can help us recover our childhood memories of the spirit world. * A highly personal and practical book for anybody looking for answers from the spirit world.

  • The Fighting Canadians

    Regimental fighting units, suggests historian David J. Bercuson, do something that no other group can: they nurture their members as they proceed into the unnatural world of war, putting their lives on the line for the lives of others. Regiments are constructed clans, with proud histories and traditions that are impenetrable to outsiders but essential to the morale of those who are a part of their ranks.
    Canada’s most famous regiments—such as the Vandoos, the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, the Hasty P’s—are well known to many of us, but what is less known is how Canada’s regiments have shaped and been shaped by our military past. Beginning with Iroquois war bands and the arrival in 1665 of the Regiment Carignan- Salieres—“The Good Regiment” dispatched by Louis XIV to the colony of New France—Bercuson recounts a proud history that extends through the War of 1812 and the Fenian Raids to the Boer War. He tracks the regiments of the First World War and the development of the modern regimental system, through to the Second World War and the Korean War. Finally, he investigates the peacekeeping years to the current operations in Afghanistan.
    This comprehensive regimental history is a lively, fascinating chronicle of tradition, achievement and sometimes catastrophe. Through the eyes of many prominent regiments, Bercuson looks at the broader culture of bonding and loyalty that is underappreciated outside of the military, yet second nature within it. Anyone with an interest in Canada’s rich military history or a personal connection to the soldiers who have fought for this country—past or present—will appreciate this stirring account of Canada’s frontline forces.

  • Peggy Guggenheim

    The wayward life (1898-1979) of the voracious art collector and great female patron of world-famous artists.

    'Mrs Guggenheim, how many husbands have you had?' 'Do you mean my own, or other people's?' Peggy Guggenheim was an American millionairess art collector and legendary lover, whose father died on the Titanic returning from installing the lift machinery in the Eiffel Tower. She lived in Paris in the 1930s and got to know all the major artists - especially the Surrealists. (Later she bullied Max Ernst into marrying her, but was snubbed by Picasso.) When the Second World War broke out, she bought great numbers of paintings from artists fleeing to America; as a Jew she escaped from Vichy France and set up in New York, where in the 1940s and 50s she befriended and encouraged the New York School (Jackson Pollock, Rothko, etc.)

    Her emotional life was in constant turmoil - a life of booze, bed and bohemia (mostly rich bohemia). Her favourite husband was a drunken English dilettante writer called Lawrence Vail, but she bedded many others, including Samuel Beckett. Later she moved to Venice, where her memory is enshrined in the world-famous palazzo that houses her Guggenheim Collection.

  • The Sun Two-Speed Crossword Book 7

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