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Hello From The Gillespie (ireland) by Monica Mcinerney : INR1097 ISBN: 9781405914161

International number one bestseller Monica McInerney brings us a sparkling and hilarious new novel about the ups and downs of family life.For the last thirty years, Angela Gillespie''s annual Christmas letter has been full of her family''s triumphs. But this year Angela surprises everyone, including herself - she tells the truth.Angela''s husband is in the throes of a mid-life crisis. Her grown-up daughters are more out of control than ever. And her youngest child spends all of his time talking to an imaginary friend.With fantasy thoughts of a life before marriage and motherhood becoming more than just an innocent daydream, Angela''s real life is slowly slipping out of focus.But, as the repercussions of her ruthlessly honest letter begin to pile up, a shocking event takes Angela from her family, and she realises she should have been more careful of what she wished for. . .Praise for Monica McInereny:''You''ll be laughing out loud one minute and crying the next'' Cosmopolitan''McInerney is an expert in portraying the nuances and complications of family life'' Red
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Great Ideas V The State As A Work Of Art by Jacob Burckhardt : INR477 ISBN: 9780141048116

Pioneering art historian Jacob Burckhardt saw the Italian Renaissance as no less than the beginning of the modern world. In this hugely influential work he argues that the Renaissance''s creativity, competitiveness, dynasties, great city-states and even its vicious rulers sowed the seeds of a new era. GREAT IDEAS. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.
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Safe House,the by Nicci French : INR561 ISBN: 9780141034126

The Safe House is a scintillating psychological thriller by the Top Ten bestselling author, Nicci French You open your home and your heart to a victim. But your house is anything but safe . . . Samantha Laschen is a doctor specialising in post-traumatic stress disorder. She''s moved to the coast to escape her problems and to be alone with her young daughter. But now the police want her to take in Fiona Mackenzie, a girl whose parents have been savagely murdered. Yet by allowing Fiona in, Sam is exposing herself - and her daughter - to risks she couldn''t possibly have imagined . . .
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Red Classics Sense And Sensibility by Jane Austen : INR483 ISBN: 9780141028156

Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve, and when she falls in love with the dashing but unsuitable John Willoughby she ignores her sister Elinor's warning that her impulsive behaviour leaves her open to gossip and innuendo. Meanwhile Elinor, always sensitive to social convention, is struggling to conceal her own romantic disappointment, even from those closest to her. Through their parallel experience of love - and its threatened loss - the sisters learn that sense must mix with sensibility if they are to find personal happiness in a society where status and money govern the rules of love.
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Gillian Mckeiths Boot Camp Diet: The Easy Way To Lose Weight Now by Gillian Mckeith : INR817 ISBN: 9780141037165

The undisputed queen of nutrition will get you shipshape in no time, and no argumentsIf it's weight you want to lose, you've come to the right place. There's good reason why I call it Gillian's Boot Camp! This is going to be rigorous, intensive and you'll love the Results-I guarantee it. So no excuses please. At the end, you will delight in the new you!Welcome to Gillian's Boot Camp. Fourteen days where you will turn around your diet and turn around your life. Whether you are a diet procrastinator, you've got more excuses than a fifth grader trying to get out of gym class or you just need a bit of motivation from the best nutritionist in the business, then get ready to lose weight simply and easily, and keep it off for good. There are plenty of recipes to choose from and you will also get to take your own health quiz so that you'll not only look great but feel in tip-top condition too.14 days, 10 mini quizzes, 50 recipes and 1 brand new you
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Peter Rabbit: Noisy Shaky Rattle Book by Beatrix Potter : INR714 ISBN: 9780723267164

(Helen) Beatrix Potter, 1866 - 1943 (Helen) Beatrix Potter was born in 1866 in London where she was privately educated. During most of her adult life, she lived in a farm cottage in Sawrey, Westmoreland County. She was unsuccessful in trying to publish her serious botanical work, watercolor studies of fungi, but she wrote and privately published The Tale of Peter Rabbit for an invalid child in 1900. This story became a children's classic throughout the world. Other animal characters created by her include, Benjamin Bunny, Jemima Puddle-Duck, and Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle. Her tales are illustrated by her own hand in delicate and detailed watercolor pictures depicting her characters. Potter's other works include The Tailor of Gloucester published in 1902 and The Tale of Tom Kitten published in 1907. At her death in 1943, she bequeathed her property in Sawrey to the National Trust, which also maintains her home as a museum.
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The Hook Line And Singer: 133 Songs Everyone Should Know From Away In The Manager To Zip-a by Cerys Matthews : INR1686 ISBN: 9781846147173

From Cerys Matthews, radio 6 DJ, ex-singer of Brit Pop band Catatonia and one of Britain''s best known music devotees, comes Hook, Line and Singer, a sing-a-long book for all the family, for any occasion After more than thirty years of singing, travelling and collecting songs, Cerys Matthews still finds there''s no better way to spend time than singing along in good company. In Hook, Line and Singer she invites you to join her in a grand old singalong. From songs for young families through tunes for vintage-lovers, trips away, American favourites and songs for times of optimism, ending with celebration songs for Christmas and New Year, this is a book filled with Cerys''s own memories and musical arrangements. A mix of the traditional and contemporary, Hook, Line and Singer presents music and lyrics clearly so the book can be sung as well as read, offering you the stories behind the songs, their ages and origins, and the reason for their inclusion. This is a life-affirming book of the most memorable, melancholy, silliest and easiest-to-sing songs that Cerys knows, designed to keep handy at home for those moments when only a song will do. Cerys Matthews is a singer, songwriter, author and broadcaster, hosting a popular weekly radio show on BBC6 Music and appearing on The Voice with Tom Jones. A collector of songs for over thirty years, she has also written and presented documentaries on subjects such as Blue Horizon (the iconic British blues label), Sacred Harp singing and Dylan Thomas. A columnist for the number one world music magazineSonglines, she is the author of children''s stories Tales from the Deep and Gelert, A Man''s Best Friend. She was lead singer and songwriter for the multi-million-selling band Catatonia, and duets with Sir Tom Jones on the perennial winter favourite, ''Baby, It''s Cold Outside''. She lives in West London with her children.
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Springtime In A Broken Mirror by Mario Benedetti : INR959 ISBN: 9780241327203

An extraordinary story of love and exile, from one of the great masters of the Latin American novel, translated into English for the first time Santiago is trapped. Taken political prisoner in Montevideo after a brutal military coup, he can do nothing but write letters to his family, and try to stay sane. Far away, his nine-year-old daughter Beatrice wonders at the marvels of 1970s Buenos Aires, but her grandpa and mother - Santiago''s beautiful, careworn wife, Graciela - struggle to adjust to a life in exile. Graciela fights to retain the fiery passion that suffused her marriage, her politics, her whole life, as day by day Santiago edges closer to freedom. But Santiago''s rakish, reckless best friend is a constant, brooding presence in the exiles'' lives, and Graciela finds herself drawn irresistibly towards him. A lucid, heart-wrenching saga of a family torn apart by the forces of history, Springtime in a Broken Mirror tells with tenderness and fury of the indelible imprint politics leaves on individual lives. Generous and unflinching, it asks whether the broken bonds of family and history can ever truly be mended.
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How It Works: The Mum by Jason Hazeley : INR651 ISBN: 9780718184216

The PERFECT GIFT for Mum would be to let her take the day off while you do everything for her. Why not get her this book instead? ---------------- This is mum. A mum has two very important jobs to do. One is to look after her children. The other is to do everything else as well. ---------------- Now Lyndsay''s little boy is at nursery, she is looking for a job. At this interview, the lady asks Lyndsay all sorts of questions, which Lyndsay has trouble answering because she has the Octonauts theme going round her head. Lyndsay hopes she is not singing out loud. ---------------- This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them. The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text. ''Hilarious'' Stylist
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Slinky Malinki Open The Door by Lynley Dodd : INR727 ISBN: 9780140553260

When Slinky Malinki and Stickybeak Sid are left in the house on their own, they cause absolute mayhem by opening all the carefully shut doors in the house - and leave a trail of destruction from bathroom to bedroom to kitchen. But then Slinky Malinki opens the final door and comes face to face with his old adversary - Hairy Maclary!
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The Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle : INR1843 ISBN: 9780141040288

The Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle are the complete adventures of the original and best detective, containing four novels and fifty-six short stories about the most engaging detective of all time, with a foreword by crime writer Ruth Rendell. The detective Sherlock Holmes - who continues to enthral millions in film and TV adaptations starring actors like Robert Downey Jr and Benedict Cumberbatch - was the creation of Arthur Conan Doyle, whose crime stories have thrilled readers for well over a century. Sherlock Holmes is not only the most famous character in crime fiction, but arguably the most famous character in all fiction. In sixty adventures that pit his extraordinary wits and courage against foreign spies, blackmailers, cultists, petty thieves, murderers, swindlers, policemen (both stupid and clever), and his arch-nemesis Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes, together with his faithful sidekick Doctor John H. Watson, proves himself to be not only the quintessential detective but also the most engaging and entertaining company any reader could ask for. The Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes allows readers to experience the entire case-history of Holmes and Dr. Watson from start to finish - the stories that have spawned such infamous characters as the devilish Moriarty, the devious Irene Adler and, of course, the legendary hound of the Baskervilles . . . This edition includes a foreword written by crime writer Ruth Rendell. Penguin also publishes, in individual volumes, A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of Four, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Valley of Fear, His Last Bow and The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes. ''The immense talent, passion and literary brilliance that Conan Doyle brought to his work give him a unique place in English letters. Personally, I''d walk a million miles in tight boots just to read his letters to the milkman'' Stephen Fry ''Holmes has a timeless intelligence that puts him head, shoulders and deer-stalker above all other detectives'' Alexander McCall Smith ''Now, as in his lifetime, cab drivers, statesmen, academics, and raggedy-assed children sit spellbound at his feet. No wonder, then, if the pairing of Holmes and Watson has triggered more imitators than any other duo in literature'' John Le Carré Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) studied medicine at Edinburgh University, where he became the clerk to a surgeon whose diagnostic methods provided the model for the science of deduction perfected by Sherlock Holmes. He set up as a doctor and it was while waiting for patients that he began to write. Sherlock Holmes first appeared in A Study in Scarlet (1887). The Holmes stories soon attracted such a following that Conan Doyle felt the character overshadowed his other work. In The Final Problem (1893) Conan Doyle killed him off, but was obliged by public demand to restore the detective to life.
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The Prince by Nicollo Machiavelli : INR810 ISBN: 9780141442259

Niccolò Machiavelli''s brutally uncompromising manual of statecraft, The Prince is translated and edited with an introduction by Tim Parks in Penguin Classics. As a diplomat in turbulent fifteenth-century Florence, Niccolò Machiavelli knew how quickly political fortunes could rise and fall. The Prince, his tough-minded, pragmatic handbook on how power really works, made his name notorious and has remained controversial ever since. How can a leader be strong and decisive, yet still inspire loyalty in his followers? When is it necessary to break the rules? Is it better to be feared than loved? Examining regimes and their rulers the world over and throughout history, from Roman Emperors to renaissance Popes, from Hannibal to Cesare di Borgia, Machievalli answers all these questions in a work of realpolitik that still has shrewd political lessons for today. Tim Parks''s acclaimed contemporary translation renders Machiavelli''s no-nonsense original as alarming and enlightening as when it was first written. His introduction discusses Machiavelli''s life and reputation, and explores the historical background to the work. Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527) was born in Florence, and served the Florentine republic as a secretary and second chancellor, as ambassador and foreign policy-maker. When the Medici family returned to power in 1512 he was suspected of conspiracy, imprisoned and tortured and forced to retire from public life. His most famous work, The Prince, was written in an attempt to gain favour with the Medicis and return to politics. If you enjoyed The Prince, you might like Plato''s Republic, also available in Penguin Classics. ''A gripping work, and a gripping translation''Nicholas Lezard, Guardian ''Tim Parks''s swift and supple new translation brings out all its chilling modernity'' Boyd Tonkin, Independent
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Things That Go: Baby Touch First Focus by Ladybird : INR508 ISBN: 9780241243268

Baby Touch First Focus: Things That Go is part of Ladybird''s best-selling Baby Touch range. The book contains a range of different vehicles in high-contrast black, white and yellow colours to help stimulate a baby''s developing eyesight from birth. There is also a peepo hole to explore on every page and lots of different vehicle noises to make together!
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Peter Rabbit: Happy Birthday! by Beatrix Potter : INR531 ISBN: 9780241324271

It''s Peter''s birthday, but he feels sad because nobody in his family wants to play or even see him! It''s turning out to be the worst birthday ever for Peter... until he gets a special surprise. This is the third title in a new series of stories for the very young set in Peter Rabbit''s world. The simple tales mirror important early experiences and emotions of young children through the eyes of Beatrix Potter''s most well-loved characters, while Eleanor Taylor''s illustrations are filled with charm, warmth and humour. Also available: Three Little Bunnies, A Christmas Wish
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Elizabeth And Her German Garden by Elizabeth Von Arnim : INR625 ISBN: 9780241341292

'' Oh, my dear, relations are like drugs, - useful sometimes, and even pleasant, if taken in small quantities and seldom, but dreadfully pernicious on the whole, and the truly wise avoid them '' Taking respite from the Man of Wrath, her children and her stifling household, Elizabeth discovers that the path to joy lies in having a garden, rather than a room, of one''s own. This enchanting semi-autobiographical novel delighted readers when it first appeared in 1898 and has never been out of print since. The Penguin English Library - collectable general readers'' editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century to the end of the Second World War.
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The Spirit Level New Edition: Why Equality Is Better For Everyone by Richard Wilkinson : INR1056 ISBN: 9780241954294

Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett''s The Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone is the most influential and talked-about book on society in the last decade - now updated with a new chapter on the controversy the book has ignited. Why do we mistrust people more in the UK than in Japan? Why do Americans have higher rates of teenage pregnancy than the French? What makes the Swedish thinner than the Australians? The answer: inequality. This groundbreaking book, based on years of research, provides hard evidence to show: How almost everything - from life expectancy to mental illness, violence to illiteracy - is affected not by how wealthy a society is, but how equal it is That societies with a bigger gap between rich and poor are bad for everyone in them - including the well-off How we can find positive solutions and move towards a happier, fairer future Urgent, provocative and genuinely uplifting, The Spirit Level has been heralded as providing a new way of thinking about ourselves and our communities, and could change the way you see the world. ''A big idea, big enough to change political thinking'' - Guardian ''A remarkable new book ... the implications are profound'' - Will Hutton, Observer ''The evidence is hard to dispute'' - Economist Richard Wilkinson studied economic history at the London School of Economics before training in epidemiology and is Professor Emeritus at the University of Nottingham Medical School and Honorary Professor at University College London. Kate Pickett is a Professor of Epidemiology at the University of York and a National Institute for Health Research Career Scientist. Her work with Richard Wilkinson on The Spirit Level was shortlisted for Research Project of the Year 2009 by the Times Higher Education Supplement, and their book was chosen as one of the Top Ten Books of the Decade by the New Statesman.
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Toby's Room by Pat Barker : INR725 ISBN: 9780141042206

Toby''s Room is the second novel in Pat Barker''s Life Class Trilogy, returning to the First World War in a dark, compelling examination of human desire, wartime horror and the power of friendship When Toby is reported ''Missing, Believed Killed'', another secret casts a lengthening shadow over Elinor''s world: how exactly did Toby die - and why? Elinor determines to uncover the truth. Only then can she finally close the door to Toby''s room. Moving from the Slade School of Art to Queen Mary''s Hospital, where surgery and art intersect in the rebuilding of the shattered faces of the wounded, Toby''s Room is a riveting drama of identity, damage, intimacy and loss - this is Pat Barker''s most powerful novel yet. ''Heart-rendering return to the Great War . . . On every level, Toby''s Room anatomises a world where extreme emotion shatters the boundaries of identity, behaviour, gender. Through the mask of Apollo bursts an omnipresent Dionysus'' Independent ''Once again Barker skilfully moves between past and present, seamlessly weaving fact and fiction into a gripping narrative'' Sunday Telegraph ''A gripping and moving exploration of the lasting effects of war'' Woman & Home ''A natural storyteller . . . the reader [will be] torn between wanting to linger over the sheer pleasure of the writing and the desire to rush towards the end to discover how it all pans out'' Daily Mail Other titles in the trilogy:Life ClassNoonday
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How To Give Up Plastic: A Guide To Saving The World, One Plastic Bottle At A Time by Will Mccallum : INR1143 ISBN: 9780241363218

As read by James Corden, Fearne Cotton, Jim Chapman and Dougie Poytner. ''We have a responsibility, every one of us'' David Attenborough Around 12.7 million tonnes of plastic are entering the ocean every year, killing over 1 million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals. By 2050 there could be more plastic in the ocean than fish by weight. Plastic pollution is the environmental scourge of our age, but how can YOU make a difference? This accessible guide, written by the campaigner at the forefront of the anti-plastic movement, will help you make the small changes that make a big difference, from buying a reusable coffee cup to running a clean-up at your local park or beach. Tips on giving up plastic include: · Washing your clothes within a wash bag to catch plastic microfibers (the cause of 30% of plastic pollution in the ocean) · Replacing your regular shampoo with bar shampoo · How to lobby your supermarket to remove unnecessary packaging · How to throw a plastic-free birthday party · How to convince others to join you in giving up plastic Plastic is not going away without a fight. We need a movement made up of billions of individual acts, bringing people together from all backgrounds and all cultures, the ripples of which will be felt from the smallest village to the tallest skyscrapers. This is a call to arms - to join forces across the world and to end our dependence on plastic. #BreakFreeFromPlastic Plastic is not going away without a fight. We need a movement made up of billions of individual acts, bringing people together from all backgrounds and all cultures, the ripples of which will be felt from the smallest village to the tallest skyscrapers. ''Plastic waste is one of the greatest environmental challenges facing the world'' Theresa May ''As Head of Oceans at Greenpeace, Will is on the front line of humanity''s global fight against plastic. This timely book not only explains how we got into this mess, but most importantly offers an optimistic and proactive approach as to how we can get out of it''. - Richard Walker, Managing Director at Iceland
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Little Boy Blue: Di Helen Grace 5 by M. J. Arlidge : INR793 ISBN: 9781405919234

THE FIFTH DI HELEN GRACE THRILLER BY BESTSELLING AUTHOR M J ARLIDGE ''Helen Grace is one of the greatest heroes to come along in years'' JEFFERY DEAVER ***** There are some fates worse than death . . . Called to a Southampton nightclub, Detective Inspector Helen Grace cuts the duct tape from the asphyxiated victim and discovers she knows him. A man from the double life she has concealed from her superiors, Helen is determined to find his murderer - while keeping their relationship hidden at all costs. When a new victim is found, Helen works around the clock to stop her life unravelling. She''ll do anything to solve this case - but dare she reveal her own darkest secrets and lose everything? And would even that be enough to stop this killer? PRAISE FOR M.J. ARLIDGE: ''The new Jo Nesbo'' JUDY FINNIGAN ''Fast paced and nailbitingly tense ... gripping'' SUN ''DI Helen Grace is a genuinely fresh heroine ... MJ Arlidge weaves together a tapestry that chills to the bone'' Daily Mail ''Chilling stuff'' Fabulist ''A chilling read'' My Weekly ''A grisly, gripping thriller'' Sunday Mirror ''Gruesomely realistic, intriguing and relentless. Arlidge''s fledgling army of fans is about to grow'' Sunday Sport ''Eeny Meeny debuts one of the best new series detectives, Helen Grace. Determined, tough and damaged, she must unravel a terrifying riddle of a killer kidnapping victims in pairs. Mesmerizing!'' Lisa Gardner ''Expertly pulled off. It has a devious premise. DI Helen Grace is fiendishly awesome. It''s scary as all hell. And it has a full cast of realistically drawn, interesting characters that make the thing read like a bullet'' Will Lavender ''A fast-paced, twisting police procedural and thriller that''s sure to become another bestseller'' Huffington Post
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My Sister's Bones by Nuala Ellwood : INR825 ISBN: 9780241977262

''RIVALS THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN AS A COMPULSIVE READ'' The Guardian If you can''t trust your sister, then who can you trust? Kate Rafter has spent her life running from her past. But when her mother dies, she''s forced to return to Herne Bay - a place her sister Sally never left. But something isn''t right in the old family home. On her first night Kate is woken by terrifying screams. And then she sees a shadowy figure in the garden... Who is crying for help? What does it have to do with Kate''s past?And why does no one - not even her sister - believe her? The ''shocking'' ''haunting'' and ''riveting'' thriller about the secrets even those closest to us keep, this book will keep you turning the pages late into the night. For fans of Clare Mackintosh, C L Taylor and Erin Kelly. ''For lovers of The Girl on the Train ... a tense story with multiple twists and turns'' Prima ''***** Wow...creeps slowly up your spine, grips you round the throat and doesn''t let you go! '' Amazon reviewer ''A gripping rollercoaster ride of a thriller'' Christobel Kent, author of The Loving Husband ''Compelling ... Brimful of tension, twists and darkness, this one grabbed me on the first page and didn''t let go'' Woman and Home ''Twists and turns until the last page'' Tammy Cohen ''A stunning book. Compelling, unsettling and powerful this is a book that will stay with me for a long time.'' C. L. Taylor ''Nuala Ellwood has created a tale that is gripping, engrossing and surprising at every turn. I loved it'' Rowan Coleman ''Couldn''t put the lights out until I''d finished it! Gripping, emotional and very well-written'' Emma Curtis, author of One Little Mistake ''An accomplished and page-turning thriller. It twists and turns in so many directions it''s impossible to guess where it''s going next'' Nicholas Searle, author of The Good Liar ''Loved I Let You Go and Behind Closed Doors? My Sister''s Bones is guaranteed to be this year''s most twisty and twisted read - you''ll never see what''s coming!'' Ava Marsh, author of Untouchable ''Ellwood''s protagonist Kate is a female hero in the best sense, flawed but brave'' Helen Callaghan, author of Dear Amy '' My Sister''s Bones is a tense, atmospheric, deliciously dark story'' Amanda Jennings, author of In Her Wake ''A twisty psychological thriller. I raced through it in one sitting!'' Lucy Atkins, author of The Other Child ''This book is amazing - harrowing and compelling'' Luana Lewis
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The House Across The Street by Lesley Pearse : INR1209 ISBN: 9780718189259

''Lesley Pearse is on top form with her latest novel The House Across The Street'' Choice ''A tense and thrilling tale. Emotional and moving, storytelling at its best, filled with characters you will passionately care about'' Daily Express ''A deeply evocative read'' Woman _____________ Twenty-three-year-old Katy Speed has always been fascinated by the house across the street . . . The woman who lives there, Gloria, is the most glamorous neighbour on the avenue, owning a fashionable dress shop in Bexhill-on-Sea. But who is the woman who arrives in the black car most Saturdays while Gloria is at work? Sometimes she brings women to the house, and other times the women come with children. Hilda, Katy''s mother, disapproves of Gloria. She wonders where these mysterious visitors have come from, and what they want. Does Gloria have sinister reasons for secretly bringing strangers into the heart of the community? Then one night, the house burns down. In the wreckage, the bodies of Gloria and her daughter are found. Katy is sure the unexplained strangers must be responsible, until her father is arrested and charged with murder. Surely the police have arrested the wrong person? Is the rest of the street safe? Can Katy find the truth before it''s too late? _____________ The House across the Street is a compelling, page-turning insight into the secrets of domestic life in a suburban avenue in 1960, from one of the world''s favourite storytellers. _____________ * * * * * ''Truly shocking'' Heat ''This novel will have you up all night guessing what happens next'' My Weekly ''A gripping new novel'' Yours ''Heart-warming and evocative, a real delight to read'' Sun ''A narrative that gallops along, this is quintessential Pearse that will delight her army of readers'' Daily Mail ''Glorious, heartwarming'' Woman & Home ''Evocative, compelling, told from the heart'' Sunday Express ''Deservedly one of the world''s favourite story tellers . . . You simply have to keep turning the pages to find out what happens next'' MyWeekly ''Gripping'' Hello
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Jamie's Food Tube The Cake Book: Seasonal Baking With Cupcake Jemma by Jemma Cupcake : INR847 ISBN: 9780718179205

Jamie Oliver''s Food Tube presents The Cake Book, a collection of 50 deliciously inventive and exciting cake and cupcake recipes from Food Tube''s own Cupcake Jemma. ''Split up seasonally, you''ll have a wonderfully naughty treat to choose from, whatever the time of year - this book might be small in size, but it''s crammed full of brilliant recipes'' - Jamie Oliver As owner of Crumbs & Doilies, one of London''s most creative cake and cupcake bakeries, Jemma shows you the easiest everyday classics alongside four chapters of super-cool seasonal cake recipes. With step-by-step instructions alongside handy hints and tips The Cake Book is a beautifully presented collection of recipes you''ll want to bake time and again, including epic layer cakes such as Raspberry Ripple, Super Lemon Meringue and Ridiculous Chocolate as well as amazing cupcakes like Blueberry Cheesecake, Buttered Popcorn, Cookies & Cream, Eton Mess and more. Jemma Wilson began baking professionally at the esteemed Rose Bakery before starting her own business in 2006. Crumbs & Doilies has since become one of the most respected and exciting makers of cakes and cupcakes in London, with an emphasis on top quality ingredients, imaginative flavours, beautiful presentation and attention to detail that Jemma carries through to all her recipes.
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Tanya Bakes by Tanya Burr : INR1745 ISBN: 9781405927208

Following the phenomenally successful Love, Tanya, Tanya Burr is back with her very first cookbook. In Tanya Bakes, she shares her passion for baking along with all her favourite recipes. As well as cakes and bakes, readers will love Tanya''s delicious and simple puddings, loaves and pastries. From everyday staple bakes to sweet treats for special occasions, Tanya''s got the perfect recipe, every time: - Tanya''s Ultimate Celebration Cake - Banoffee Pie - Salted Caramel Cheesecake - Rhubarb and Custard Muffins - Earl Grey Tea Loaf - Tanya''s Nanny''s Apple Pie - Smarties Flapjacks So make yourself at home in the kitchen with Tanya and treat yourself, your friends and family to something delicious!
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A Short History Of Brexit by Kevin O'rourke : INR1958 ISBN: 9780241398272

A succinct, expert guide to how we got to Brexit After all the debates, manoeuvrings, recriminations and exaltations, Brexit is upon us. But, as Kevin O''Rourke writes, Brexit did not emerge out of nowhere: it is the culmination of events that have been under way for decades and have historical roots stretching back well beyond that. Brexit has a history. O''Rourke, one of the leading economic historians of his generation, explains not only how British attitudes to Europe have evolved, but also how the EU''s history explains why it operates as it does today - and how that history has shaped the ways in which it has responded to Brexit. Why are the economics, the politics and the history so tightly woven together? Crucially, he also explains why the question of the Irish border is not just one of customs and trade, but for the EU goes to the heart of what it is about. The way in which British, Irish and European histories continue to interact with each other will shape the future of Brexit - and of the continent. Calm and lucid, A Short History of Brexit rises above the usual fray of discussions to provide fresh perspectives and understanding of the most momentous political and economic change in Britain and the EU for decades.
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Doctor Who: Twelve Angels Weeping: Twelve Stories Of The Villains From Doctor Who by Dave Rudden : INR1306 ISBN: 9781405938273

Twelve extraordinary Doctor Who stories, each featuring a monstrous villain from the Doctor Who world. On every planet that has existed or will exist, there is a winter . . . Many of the peoples of Old Earth celebrated a winter festival. A time to huddle together against the cold; a time to celebrate being half-way out of the dark. But shadows are everywhere, and there are some corners of the universe which have bred the most terrible things, lurking in the cold between the stars. Here are twelve stories - one for each of the Twelve Days of Christmas - to remind you that to come out of the darkness we need to go into it in the first place. We are not alone. We are not safe. And, whatever you do: don''t blink. Written by popular children''s author, and lifelong Doctor Who fan, Dave Rudden.
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The Penguin Book Of Norse Myths: Gods Of The Vikings by Kevin Crossley-holland : INR1059 ISBN: 9780241953211

''Burning ice, biting flame; that is how life began'' The extraordinary Scandinavian myth cycle is one of the most enduring, exciting, dramatic and compelling of the world''s great stories. The Penguin Book of the Norse Myths compellingly retells these stories for the modern reader, taking us from the creation of the world through the building of Asgard''s Wall to the final end in Ragnarok. You''ll discover how Thor got his hammer and how Odin lost his eye, the terrible price of binding the wolf Fenrir and why Loki the trickster can never be trusted. The Norse myths are as thrilling to read as they are of vast cultural and historical importance. In this gripping book Kevin Crossley-Holland brings alive the passion, cruelty and heroism of these unforgettable stories.
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Liar Liar: Di Helen Grace 4 by M. J. Arlidge : INR826 ISBN: 9781405919210

THE FOURTH DI HELEN GRACE THRILLER BY BESTSELLING AUTHOR M J ARLIDGE ''Helen Grace is one of the greatest heroes to come along in years'' JEFFERY DEAVER In the dead of night, three raging fires light up the city skies. It''s more than a tragic coincidence. For DI Helen Grace the flames announce the arrival of an evil she has never encountered before. Because this is no firestarter seeking sick thrills, but something more chilling: a series of careful, calculating acts of murder. But why were the victims chosen? What''s driving the killer? And who will be next? A powder keg of fear, suspicion and dread has been laid. Now all it needs is a spark to set it off . . . PRAISE FOR M.J. ARLIDGE: ''The new Jo Nesbo'' JUDY FINNIGAN ''Fast paced and nailbitingly tense ... gripping'' SUN ''DI Helen Grace is a genuinely fresh heroine ... MJ Arlidge weaves together a tapestry that chills to the bone'' Daily Mail ''Chilling stuff'' Fabulist ''A chilling read'' My Weekly ''A grisly, gripping thriller'' Sunday Mirror ''Gruesomely realistic, intriguing and relentless. Arlidge''s fledgling army of fans is about to grow'' Sunday Sport ''Eeny Meeny debuts one of the best new series detectives, Helen Grace. Determined, tough and damaged, she must unravel a terrifying riddle of a killer kidnapping victims in pairs. Mesmerizing!'' Lisa Gardner ''Expertly pulled off. It has a devious premise. DI Helen Grace is fiendishly awesome. It''s scary as all hell. And it has a full cast of realistically drawn, interesting characters that make the thing read like a bullet'' Will Lavender ''A fast-paced, twisting police procedural and thriller that''s sure to become another bestseller'' Huffington Post
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Doctor Who: Travels In Time Colouring Book by Bbc Children's Books : INR973 ISBN: 9781405927260

Experience the timey-wimey travels of the Doctor moment by moment with this historical Doctor Who colouring book. Inside you''ll find the Doctor''s greatest friends and foes from throughout all of history, with original illustrations featuring Churchill, Shakespeare, Van Gogh, Dickens, Madame de Pompadour and many more. Colour in kings and queens, Romans and Egyptians, Viking villages and erupting volcanoes . . . not forgetting the occasional dinosaur on a spaceship. With 45 brand new images to colour, Travels in Time is a fantastic addition to any colouring collection.
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What Is History? by E. H. Carr : INR917 ISBN: 9780141010205

''Not only our most distinguished historian but also one of the most valuable contributors to historical theory'' Spectator In answering the question, ''what is history?'', E. H. Carr''s acclaimed and influential bestseller shows that the facts of history are simply those which the historian selects for scrutiny. His fluent and hugely wide-ranging account of the nature of history and the role of the historian argues that all history is to some degree subjective, written by individuals who are above all people of their own time. ''Lively and controversial, full of wit and humour, E. H. Carr''s What Is History? played a central role in the historiographical revolution in the 1960s'' Richard J. Evans With an introduction by Richard J. Evans, author of the Third Reich trilogy.
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A Short History Of Drunkenness by Mark Forsyth : INR842 ISBN: 9780241359242

A comic history of humankind''s love affair with booze, from the Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author of The Etymologicon ''Haha! . . . Highly suitable for Xmas!'' - Margaret Atwood Almost every culture on earth has drink, and where there''s drink there''s drunkenness. But in every age and in every place drunkenness is a little bit different. It can be religious, it can be sexual, it can be the duty of kings or the relief of peasants. It can be an offering to the ancestors, or a way of marking the end of a day''s work. It can send you to sleep, or send you into battle. A Short History of Drunkenness traces humankind''s love affair with booze from our primate ancestors through to Prohibition, answering every possible question along the way: What did people drink? How much? Who did the drinking? Of the many possible reasons, why? On the way, learn about the Neolithic Shamans, who drank to communicate with the spirit world (no pun intended), marvel at how Greeks got giddy and Romans got rat-arsed, and find out how bars in the Wild West were never quite like in the movies. This is a history of the world at its inebriated best.
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My Life Fidel Castro by Fidel Castro : INR1548 ISBN: 9780141026268

The acclaimed autobiography of Fidel Castro, one of the towering political figures of our age, who dominated both Cuba and the world stage for over half a century. Here Castro tells his story in full for the first time, speaking openly about everything from his parents and earliest influences to his imprisonment, guerrilla war and the Cuban revolution and on to the Bay of Pigs, the missile crisis and his relationship with Che Guevara. He also remembers the people he knew, from John F. Kennedy to Ernest Hemingway. Whatever your views on Castro are, this is an essential record of an incredible life - and even more extraordinary times. ''Cubaphiles are all the richer for this book ... Castro''s prodigious gifts are well displayed: his formidable erudition, steely discipline, epic curiosity and his astute grasp of history'' Financial Times ''Castro''s life has been extraordinary and he can tell a good story'' Evening Standard
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It Was A Dark And Stormy Night by Allan Ahlberg : INR713 ISBN: 9780141300276

A small boy who has been kidnapped by brigands, passes a dark and stormy night in their cave weaving for them incredible stories of their own exploits. Through the stories he solves his own problem and manages to escape.
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The Anna Karenina Fix: Life Lessons From Russian Literature by Viv Groskop : INR903 ISBN: 9780241981276

''A passionate, hilarious, joyful love letter to Russian literature'' Allison Pearson, Sunday Telegraph ''A delightful primer and companion to all the authors you are ashamed to admit you haven''t read'' The Times Viv Groskop has discovered the meaning of life in Russian literature. As she knows from personal experience, everything that has ever happened in life has already happened in these novels: from not being sure what to do with your life (Anna Karenina) to being in love with someone who doesn''t love you back enough (A Month in the Country by Turgenev) or being socially anxious about your appearance (all of Chekhov''s work). This is a literary self-help memoir, with examples from the author''s own life that reflect the lessons of literature, only in a much less poetic way than Tolstoy probably intended, and with an emphasis on being excessively paranoid about having an emerging moustache on your upper lip, just like Natasha in War and Peace. ***A SPECTATOR Book of the Year*** ***An OBSERVER Book of the Year*** ***A TIMES Book of the Year***
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Doctor Who Postcards From Time And Space by Bbc Bbc : INR1132 ISBN: 9781405908290

One hundred postcards of all Doctor Who''s iconic characters, terrifying monsters and incredible places the Doctor has visited in a stylish keepsake box. Send them to your friends, stick them on your wall, or keep them as a classic collectable!
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The Happy Pear: Recipes For Happiness by David Flynn : INR1832 ISBN: 9781844884254

The No 1 bestsellers'' new book - packed with quick and easy veggie options, clever meat-free versions of popular favourites and inspiring advice on how to be healthier! ''These lovely boys always create incredibly tasty food'' Jamie Oliver Though they have written two No 1 bestselling vegetarian cookbooks, David and Stephen Flynn, the twins behind the Happy Pear cafés and food business, know it can be challenging to juggle everything and still feel inspired! And being busy dads themselves they also know the pressure of getting delicious healthy meals on the table every day. So Recipes for Happiness is very close to their hearts. And it does what it says on the cover: it is crammed with recipes to make you happier - including a huge section of economical easy dinners that can be rustled up in 15 minutes (chickpea tikka masala, thai golden curry, one-pot creamy mushroom pasta); gorgeous hearty dishes (goulash, Greek summer stew, an ingenious one-pot lasagne that''s cooked the hob); a selection of plant-based alternatives to family favourites (burgers, hotdogs, nuggets, kebabs), and irresistible treats (summer fruit bakewell tart, double choc brownie cake). For nearly 15 years David and Stephen''s mantra has been Eat More Veg!. They have seen fads come and go and they know that what works - for themselves, their families and the thousands of people who eat the Happy Pear way. Cook from Recipes for Happiness and you too will definitely be well on the way to making your life healthier and happier! ''The poster boys for a healthy way of life!'' Sunday Times ''A healthy eating phenomenon'' Mail on Sunday ''These twins are on a roll'' Time Out ''[They] couldn''t look healthier or happier ... poster boys for vegetarianism'' The Times ''Crammed with great recipes to make you healthier and happier'' Take a Break ''The boys are helping to make the world a healthier, happier place ... what''s not to love?'' Vegan Food and Living ''Enjoy these indulgent-but-healthy dishes indoors or out - you won''t even notice it''s raining'' Vegan Living ''Substantial ... just right for someone interested in exploring the world of plant-power'' The Vegetarian ''Inspired'' Choice Magazine ''Filled with delicious plant-based recipes to help us all feel our best'' Aldo Zilli ''Healthy, vegan and all ready in under 30 minutes!'' Veggie
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You Choose In Space by Pippa Goodhart : INR1038 ISBN: 9780141379296

Zoom off into space for an adventure where YOU CHOOSE what happens next. Which alien would you most like to be friends with? And what fantastically freaky food will you decide to munch for lunch? The possibilities are infinite in this mesmerising creative toolkit which will inspire children from 3 up to make their own stories time and again - a spectacular sequel to the bestselling You Choose - it''s out of this world!
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Laughter In The Dark by Vladimir Nabokov : INR629 ISBN: 9780241261248

''Berlin-west, a morning in May.'' An aspiring young Berlin actress turns the tables on her lustful middle-aged admirer, in Nabokov''s deadpan, deliciously cruel story of hopeless infatuation and horribly inventive revenge.
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Front Runner: A Dick Francis Novel by Felix Francis : INR801 ISBN: 9781405915212

Things are hotting up in this latest thriller from bestselling author Felix Francis, in his fifth solo novel Front Runner. Jefferson Hinkley is back. In his role as an undercover investigator for the British Horseracing Authority, Jeff is approached by the multi-time champion jockey, Dave Swinton, to discuss the delicate matter of losing races on purpose. Little does Jeff realise that the call would result in an attempt on his life, locked in a sauna with the temperature well above boiling point. Dave Swinton is then found dead, burnt beyond recognition in his car at a deserted beauty spot. The police think it''s a suicide but Jeff is not so sure. He starts to investigate the possible races that Swinton could have intentionally lost but discovers instead that others are out to prevent him from doing so, at any cost. Praise for Dick Francis and Felix Francis: ''From winning post to top of the bestseller list, time after time'' Sunday Times ''The Francis flair is clear for all to see'' Daily Mail ''The master of suspense and intrigue'' Country Life Felix Francis is the younger son of thriller-writing legend, Dick Francis, with whom he co-wrote the four most recent Dick Francis Novels, Dead Heat, Silks, Even Money and Crossfire, with Felix taking an increasingly greater role in the writing. Sadly Dick died in February 2010 but his work will live on through Felix. Front Runner is Felix''s fifth solo Dick Francis novel, following Gamble, Bloodline, Refusal, and Damage. Felix trained as a physicist and spent seventeen years teaching A-level physics before taking on the role as manager to his father, and then as author. He lives in Oxfordshire.
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Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens : INR1020 ISBN: 9780241331262

Charles Dickens'' classic story of a young boy who seeks his fortune on the streets of London. After Oliver Twist asks nasty Mr Bumble for more food, he has to flee the workhouse for the streets of London. Here he meets the Artful Dodger, who leads him to Fagin and his gang of pickpockets. When a thieving mission goes wrong, Oliver narrowly avoids prison and finds himself in the care of kind Mr Brownlow. But Fagin and the brutal Bill Sikes go in search of the young orphan, determined to drag him back . . . With an inspirational and light-hearted introduction by Garth Nix.
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The Plant Messiah: Adventures In Search Of The World#s Rarest Species by Carlos Magdalena : INR921 ISBN: 9780241979297

Carlos Magdalena of Kew Gardens is not your average botanical horticulturist. He''s a man on a mission to save the world''s most endangered plants from destruction and thieves hunting for wealthy collectors. He is a plant messiah. From the planet''s tiniest waterlily - the Nymphaea thermarum - to Huarango trees with roots over 50 metres long, Carlos has a miraculous ability to bring breathtakingly beautiful plants back from the brink of extinction. He has travelled to the most remote and dangerous parts of the world - from the mountains of Peru to isolated Indian Ocean islands to the deepest Australian outback - in search of the rarest exotic species. Then, back in the Tropical Nursery at Kew, he uses pioneering, left-field techniques to help them grow. Now he''s here to spread the gospel. The Plant Messiah is the inspirational story of a man who has devoted - and risked - his life to save incredible species, all in the name of making this Earth a greener and happier place. Amen to that.
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Nineteen Eighty Four Anniversary Edition: Anniversary Eidition by George Orwell : INR1145 ISBN: 9780141191201

First published in 1949, George Orwell''s Nineteen Eighty-Four has lost none of the impact with which it first hit readers. Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster, the Thought Police uncover every act of betrayal. When Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers that life does not have to be dull and deadening, and awakens to new possibilities. Despite the police helicopters that hover and circle overhead, Winston and Julia begin to question the Party; they are drawn towards conspiracy. Yet Big Brother will not tolerate dissent - even in the mind. For those with original thoughts they invented Room 101. . .
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Alfie: The Life And Times Of Alfie Byrne by Trevor White : INR1612 ISBN: 9781844884247

The first biography of the beloved long-time Lord Mayor of Dublin Alfie Byrne was that rarest of things: a genuinely popular politician. He is still a figure of legend in Dublin, where he was elected Lord Mayor ten times. He was also a TD and a Senator; and only a backroom deal prevented him from contesting the race to become the first President of Ireland - a race he would have been favourite to win. Rising from inner-city Dublin to become known as the ''Lord Mayor of Ireland'', he was a truly remarkable figure. And yet there has never been a biography of Alfie Byrne - until now. Trevor White''s sparkling book tells the story of a man of many parts and contradictions. He was an urbane man of the world who left school at thirteen. He was a teetotal publican. He was a Parnellite who opposed violence, but he was sympathetic to the Easter rebels. His politics were fundamentally conservative, but he was deeply devoted to the poor of his native city. This is the story of an energetic young man who offered to lead his community and refused to stop governing for forty years. His ambition and charm won admirers in the great cities of the world - and in the tenements of Ireland''s capital. At his best, he represented and encouraged a broader understanding of what it means to be Irish. And, through it all, he was a great personality, the living embodiment of Dublin. ''Not just the definitive biography of the definitive Dubliner, Alfie is a wonderfully written social, political and cultural history of the country through the capital''s most famous son through a tumultuous half century. At last, justice has been done to the legend that was Alfie Byrne.'' Joe Duffy ''Trevor White brings [Alfie Byrne] vividly to life in the pages of his elegant new biography'' Leo Varadkar , Sunday Independent ''White has found a deliciously rich seam to mine in Alfie Byrne ... Byrne''s Dublin is revived in glorious Technicolor, and with much affection. It''s a lively, boisterous, contradictory, occasionally maddening place, Much like the man himself, really.'' Irish Times ''Hugely entertaining ... This is the first proper account of his life, and it''s bolstered by White''s access to Byrne''s family papers'' Irish Independent ''Peppered with delectable anecdotes ... Well researched and spryly written, this is an elegant account of one of our capital city''s half-forgotten sons'' Sunday Business Post ''This enormously enjoyable biography doesn''t seek to canonise Alfie, or to demonise him. It does what all good biographies should, which is simply to tell us the protagonist''s true story; and it does what all great biographies should do, which is to make that story a delight to read.'' Irish Daily Mail '' Alfie could easily have been a sentimental rags-to-riches story about the son of a docker who escaped Sean O''Casey''s long haggard corridors of rottenness and ruin to become a minor power broker among the bankers and lawyers while living in a Dublin 6 pile. Instead, White , who admires his quarry, doesn''t pull punches when it comes to describing how the career of the genial Byrne eventually lost steam.'' Sunday Times '' Brilliantly told ... an inimitable portrait of Dublin for the forty-two years, 1914-56, that Alfie dominated the political scene'' Cara ''Trevor White has done today''s citizenry some service in providing us with a balanced
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The Penguin Knitting Book by James Norbury : INR839 ISBN: 9780241971253

The Penguin Knitting Book by James Norbury is a charming how-to-knit classic packed with delightfully vintage advice. Knitting fills a fascinating page in the human story. I know of no home-craft that enjoys the universal popularity of hand-knitting James Norbury''s The Penguin Knitting Book, first published in 1957, is a how-to guide for the experienced knitter as well as the beginner. Full of wit and charm as well as tips and techniques for the contemporary knitter, The Penguin Knitting Book entertainingly illustrates all things vintage in the world of wool. Along with telling you how to knit, The Penguin Knitting Book includes original vintage patterns for every member of the family. Babies'' coats, pullovers for father, sweaters for the teenager, dresses, jumpers, coats and cardigans, you will find them all in this charming aid to better knitting. ''James Norbury was the strongest single influence in British knitting during the twenty-five years after the Second World War'' Sir Bishop Richard Rutt, author of A History of Hand Knitting ''[In the late 1960s] there was a chap called James Norbury, who had his own knitting show on the BBC. I sat in on some of the programmes, and good stuff it was, too. I learned lots of racy stuff about ''knit one, purl one'''' Sir David Attenborough ''Knitting is the saving of a life'' Virginia Woolf James Norbury wrote The Penguin Knitting Book in 1957. He travelled extensively throughout the world, studying every aspect of the knitter''s craft. A knitting historian, teacher and designer as well as a television star on his own BBC knitting show, he was Chief Designer for Patons and one of the foremost authorities on the history of knitting.
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Brexit And Ireland: The Dangers, The Opportunities, And The Inside Story Of The Irish Response by Tony Connelly : INR1099 ISBN: 9781844884278

Brexit represents the single greatest economic and foreign-policy challenge to the Irish state since the Second World War. There is hardly any area of Irish life that won''t be affected. More than any other journalist, RTE''s long-time Brussels correspondent Tony Connelly has been helping the public make sense of the implications of Brexit for Ireland. Now, he tells the dramatic untold story of the Irish response to this political and economic earthquake and lays out the agenda for the uncertain years ahead. Drawing on unprecedented access to insiders in Dublin, London, Belfast and Brussels, Brexit and Ireland is full of insights about how the EU actually works, and of colourful and revealing stories from the corridors of power. Connelly talks to the business leaders, farmers and entrepreneurs on the front lines of the crisis, and traces the various ways in which Brexit is likely to change our lives. Brexit and Ireland is an entertaining and revealing account of this ongoing drama, and a must-read for anyone who cares about Ireland''s future. ''Required reading ... As Ireland navigates its way through Britain''s withdrawal and the new Europe taking shape, this fine book offers an indispensable guide to the hazards and the opportunities along the way'' Denis Staunton, Irish Times ''Excellent ... It ought to be read in every European capital ... Connelly examines how Brexit will affect every part of the Irish economy'' John Bruton, Sunday Times ''One of the most enticing aspects of Connelly''s book is his promise to tell you the inside story of the Irish response. This is delivered on ... He has an eye for human details that enrich the book: not only does he bring you into the room at Number 10 when Theresa May and Enda Kenny were engaged in the high-wire dance of working out the post-Brexit reality, but he tells you what they had for dessert ... The first-hand account of the mass mobilisation of Official Ireland''s soft and hard power after the result, as negotiations got into gear, is engrossing'' Jack Horgan-Jones, Sunday Business Post ''Magisterial ... Connelly has encyclopaedic knowledge of European diplomatic processes and the political realities of the border, and is able to use them to great effect'' Donal O''Donovan, Irish Independent ''I was completely absorbed by Tony Connelly''s Brexit and Ireland ... Connelly shows that the implications for the Irish Republic extend to the entire economy and its relationship with the EU'' Brendan Simms, New Statesman Books of the Year ''A valuable guide through the Brexit labyrinth'' Sunday Business Post Books of the Year
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Mind On Fire by Arnold Thomas Fanning : INR1509 ISBN: 9781844884292

Shortlisted for the Butler Literary Award 2018 and the Irish Book Awards Newcomer of the Year 2018 Arnold Thomas Fanning had his first experience of depression during adolescence, following the death of his mother. Some ten years later, an up-and-coming playwright, he was overcome by mania and delusions. Thus began a terrible period in which he was often suicidal, increasingly disconnected from family and friends, sometimes in trouble with the law, and homeless in London. Drawing on his own memories, the recollections of people who knew him when he was at his worst, and medical and police records, Arnold Thomas Fanning has produced a beautifully written, devastatingly intense account of madness - and recovery, to the point where he has not had any serious illness for over a decade and has become an acclaimed playwright. Fanning conveys the consciousness of a person living with mania, psychosis and severe depression with a startling precision and intimacy. Mind on Fire is the gripping, sometimes harrowing, and ultimately uplifting testament of a person who has visited hellish regions of the mind. ''Mind on Fire is a truly powerful, arresting, haunting account. Arnold Thomas Fanning has reckoned with the darkest matter of his heart and mind, and I challenge anyone not to be moved by that.'' Sara Baume, author of Spill Simmer Falter Wither and A Line Made by Walking ''In this strange and singular book, Arnold Thomas Fanning mercilessly excavates the infernal underworld of his own years of madness. As reminiscent as it occasionally is of John Healy''s The Grass Arena, and even of Orwell''s Down and Out in Paris and London, the book is ultimately not quite like anything else I''ve read, and brought me as close to the lived reality of mental illness as I have ever been. It''s a significant achievement: a painful, inexorable work of autobiography, whose existence is its own form of redemption.'' Mark O''Connell, Baillie Gifford Prize-shortlisted author of To Be a Machine ''[A] painfully intense, courageous and gripping account of [Fanning''s] journey to the underworld of madness and back. This is a brave and instructive book.'' Irish Times ''This is an extraordinary memoir about how it feels to be depressed, delusional, desperate'' The Observer ''A ratcheting pace, a tight first-person immediacy, and utterly staggering to be a passenger over its entire warped course ... An indelible, ground-shaking account'' Hilary A White, Irish Independent, Memoir of the Year, Best Reads of 2018 ''A spellbinding memoir that should prove both moving and hopefully cathartic for the reader.'' RTE Culture '' Told in tight and immediate first-person, and imbued with a startling momentum that ratchets unnervingly, Fanning''s publishing debut ... is a significant achievement and should be a talking point in publishing this year.'' Irish Independent ''Extraordinary. An account of mental illness, grief, delusions, homelessness, a fractured family relationship ... and all while trying to recover and create. Superb writing on a frequently difficult subject.'' Sinéad Gleeson ''Incredibly important'' Emilie Pine, author of Notes to Self ''Fanning''s debut book lays it on the line in a deeply personal and compelling chronicle of his descent into depression and his way back out.'' RTE Guide ''Wonderful'' Joseph O''Connor, Irish Times Books of the Year
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Modern Classics As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning by Laurie Lee : INR896 ISBN: 9780241953280

As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning is the moving follow-up to Laurie Lee''s acclaimed Cider with Rosie Abandoning the Cotswolds village that raised him, the young Laurie Lee walks to London. There he makes a living labouring and playing the violin. But, deciding to travel further a field and knowing only the Spanish phrase for ''Will you please give me a glass of water?'', he heads for Spain. With just a blanket to sleep under and his trusty violin, he spends a year crossing Spain, from Vigo in the north to the southern coast. Only the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War puts an end to his extraordinary peregrinations . . . ''He writes like an angel and conveys the pride and vitality of the humblest Spanish life with unfailing sharpness, zest and humour'' Sunday Times ''There''s a formidable, instant charm in the writing that genuinely makes it difficult to put the book down'' New Statesman ''A beautiful piece of writing'' Observer
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The Loch Of The Dead: Frey & Mcgray Book 4 by Oscar De Muriel : INR1006 ISBN: 9781405926249

''A hugely entertaining Victorian mystery'' New York Times ''I enjoyed this - properly creepy and Gothic'' Ian Rankin _______________ A CASE FOR FREY & McGRAY The Scottish Highlands, 1889. When a young heir receives a sinister death threat, Inspectors Frey and ''Nine-Nails'' McGray answer a desperate plea to offer him protection. The detectives travel north to the remote and misty Loch Maree, site of an ancient burial ground. They must stay with the mysterious Koloman family - any one of whom might be a suspect. But Frey and McGray have little time to get their bearings. Even before they arrive the boy''s guardian is brutally murdered, and one thing becomes clear to the two detectives: Someone is willing to kill to protect the secrets of Loch Maree. _______________ Praise for the Frey & McGray series: ''This is wonderful. A brilliant, moving, clever, lyrical book - I loved it. Oscar de Muriel is going to be a name to watch'' Manda Scott ''Fun to read and a fast page-turner. Love and murder - they go together like strawberries and cream'' Independent ''A brilliant mix of horror, history, and humour. Genuinely riveting with plenty of twists, this will keep you turning the pages. It''s clever, occasionally frightening and superbly written ... Everything you need in a mystery thriller'' Crime Review ''Fast-paced, well-researched and thoroughly spellbinding. The mismatched pair is as entertaining as Holmes and Watson at their best'' Historical Novel Society
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A History Of Judaism by Martin Goodman : INR1037 ISBN: 9780141038216

A panoramic history of Judaism from its origins to the present Judaism is by some distance the oldest of the three Abrahamic religions. Despite the extraordinarily diverse forms it has taken, the Jewish people have believed themselves bound to God by the same covenant for more than three thousand years. This book explains how Judaism came to be and how it has developed from one age to the next, as well as the ways in which its varieties have related to each other. A History of Judaism ranges from Judaism''s inception amidst polytheistic societies in the second and fi rst millennia, through the Jerusalem Temple cult in the centuries preceding its destruction, to the rabbis, mystics and messiahs of medieval and early modern times and, finally, the many expressions of the modern and contemporary Jewish worlds. Throughout, Martin Goodman shows how Judaism has been made and remade over the millennia by individuals as well as communities, and shaped by the cultures and philosophies in which Jews have been immersed. It becomes a truly global story, spanning not only the Middle East, Europe and North Africa, but also China, India and America, andone that untangles the threads of doctrinal and philosophical debate running through Judaism''s history. Goodman demonstrates that its numerous strains have often adopted incompatible practices and ideas - about the authority of ancestral traditions, the meaning of scripture, the nature of God, the afterlife and the End of Days - but that disagreement has almost always been tolerated without schism. There have been many histories of the Jewish people but remarkably few attempts to describe the history and evolution of Judaism itself. This panoramic book, the fi rst of its kind in almost seventy years, does glorious justice to the inexhaustible variety of one the world''s great religions.
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The Birth Of The Raf, 1918: The World's First Air Force by Richard Overy : INR1254 ISBN: 9780241274217

A short, brilliant account of the birth of the RAF for the centenary of its founding The dizzying pace of technological change in the early 20th century meant that it took only a little over ten years from the first flight by the Wright Brothers to the clash of fighter planes in the Great War. A period of terrible, rapid experiment followed to gain a brief technological edge. By the end of the war the British had lost an extraordinary 36,000 aircraft and 16,600 airmen. The RAF was created in 1918 as a revolutionary response to this new form of warfare - a highly contentious decision (resisted fiercely by both the army and navy, who had until then controlled all aircraft) but one which had the most profound impact, for good and ill, on the future of warfare. Richard Overy''s superb new book shows how this happened, against the backdrop of the first bombing raids against London and the constant emergency of the Western Front. The RAF''s origins were as much political as military and throughout the 1920s still provoked bitter criticism. Published to mark the centenary of its founding this is an invaluable book, filled with new and surprising material on this unique organization.
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Tibetan Book Of The Dead First Complete Translation by Graham Coleman : INR1320 ISBN: 9780140455298

The most graceful English translation of this masterpiece of world literature - prepared with the participation of the Dalai Lama and eminent contemporary masters of this tradition appointed by the Dalai Lama One of the greatest works created by any culture and one of the most influential of all Tibetan Buddhist texts in the West, The Tibetan Book of the Dead has had a number of distinguished translations, but strangely all of these have been partial abridgements. Now the entire text has not only been made available in English but in a translation of quite remarkable clarity and beauty. A comprehensive guide to living and dying, The Tibetan Book of the Dead contains exquisitely written guidance and practices related to transforming our experience in daily life, on the processes of dying and the after-death state, and on how to help those who are dying. As originally intended this is as much a work for the living, as it is for those who wish to think beyond a mere conventional lifetime to a vastly greater and grander cycle. ''Extraordinary ... this work will be a source of inspiration and support to many'' His Holiness the Dalai Lama About the authors: Commentary by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Thupten Jinpa is the senior translator to the Dalai Lama and President of the Institute of Tibetan Classics. Graham Coleman is founder of the Orient Foundation for Arts and Culture, a major Tibetan cultural conservancy organization, and writer-director of the acclaimed feature documentary Tibet: A Buddhist Trilogy. Gyurme Dorje is a leading scholar of the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, from which the Tibetan Book of the Dead literature derives.
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Mr Midshipman Hornblower by C S Forester : INR943 ISBN: 9781405928298

The first Horatio Hornblower Tale of the Sea 1793, the eve of the Napoleonic Wars, and Midshipman Horatio Hornblower receives his first command . . . As a seventeen-year-old with a touch of sea sickness, young Horatio Hornblower hardly cuts a dash in His Majesty''s navy. Yet from the moment he is ordered to board a French merchant ship in the Bay of Biscay and take command of crew and cargo, he proves his seafaring mettle on the waves. After a character-forming duel, several deadly chases and some dramatic captures and escapes, the young Hornblower is soon forged into a formidable man of the sea. This is the first of eleven books chronicling the nautical adventures of C. S. Forester''s inimitable hero, Horatio Hornblower. Featuring an exclusive introduction by Bernard Cornwell, creator of Sharpe ''Absolutely compelling. One of the great masters of narrative'' San Francisco Chronicle
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Little Women by Louisa May Alcott : INR990 ISBN: 9780241397237

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. Come laugh and cry with the March family. Meg - the sweet-tempered one. Jo - the smart one. Beth - the shy one. Amy - the sassy one. Together they''re the March sisters. Their father is away at war and times are difficult, but the bond between the sisters is strong. The family may not have much money, but that doesn''t stop them from creating their own fun and forming a secret society. Through sisterly squabbles, happy times and sad, their four lives follow very different paths, and they discover that growing up is sometimes very hard to do...
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Dead To Me by Lesley Pearse : INR1605 ISBN: 9780718181208

A compelling new story from international number one bestselling author Lesley Pearse Spring 1935. Two girls meet by chance on Hampstead Heath. To an outsider, they could not appear more different. Verity is well-mannered and smartly dressed, living with her parents in a beautiful house close to the heath. Ruby is dishevelled and grubby, used to a life of squalor where she is forced to steal to survive. Yet there''s an instant affinity between them, and when their fortunes are shockingly reversed, it is the strength of their friendship that keeps them resilient to the challenges and hardships they face. As Britain prepares for war, Ruby finds herself in Devon with the world at her feet and enjoying her first taste of romance. Meanwhile, hundreds of miles away, Verity is forced to leave behind everything she has ever known and a shadow from the past threatens her chances of a new beginning. But through it all, the girls are always there for each other. Until the day Verity does the one thing that will break Ruby''s heart. In a country torn apart by fighting, will Verity and Ruby survive long enough to find a way back to each other? Or do some betrayals go with you to the grave . . .? Praise for Lesley Pearse ''Epic romantic drama set in post-war London'' Heat Magazine ''A heart-warming and evocative tale that is a real delight to read'' Sun ''A narrative that gallops along, this is quintessential Pearse that will delight her army of readers'' Daily Mail ''Must have'' Sunday Express ''Yet another great Lesley Pearse novel'' Woman Magazine ''Evocative, compelling, told from the heart'' Sunday Express ''Utterly riveting, brilliant'' Closer ''Full of love, passion and heartbreak'' Best ''Glorious, heartwarming'' Woman & Home ''This gripping tale of war and friendship is perfect for a long day of beach reading.'' Marie Claire
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Dead To Me by Lesley Pearse : INR1415 ISBN: 9780718181215

A compelling new story from international number one bestselling author Lesley Pearse Spring 1935. Two girls meet by chance on Hampstead Heath. To an outsider, they could not appear more different. Verity is well-mannered and smartly dressed, living with her parents in a beautiful house close to the heath. Ruby is dishevelled and grubby, used to a life of squalor where she is forced to steal to survive. Yet there''s an instant affinity between them, and when their fortunes are shockingly reversed, it is the strength of their friendship that keeps them resilient to the challenges and hardships they face. As Britain prepares for war, Ruby finds herself in Devon with the world at her feet and enjoying her first taste of romance. Meanwhile, hundreds of miles away, Verity is forced to leave behind everything she has ever known and a shadow from the past threatens her chances of a new beginning. But through it all, the girls are always there for each other. Until the day Verity does the one thing that will break Ruby''s heart. In a country torn apart by fighting, will Verity and Ruby survive long enough to find a way back to each other? Or do some betrayals go with you to the grave . . .? Praise for Lesley Pearse ''Epic romantic drama set in post-war London'' Heat Magazine ''A heart-warming and evocative tale that is a real delight to read'' Sun ''A narrative that gallops along, this is quintessential Pearse that will delight her army of readers'' Daily Mail ''Must have'' Sunday Express ''Yet another great Lesley Pearse novel'' Woman Magazine ''Evocative, compelling, told from the heart'' Sunday Express ''Utterly riveting, brilliant'' Closer ''Full of love, passion and heartbreak'' Best ''Glorious, heartwarming'' Woman & Home ''This gripping tale of war and friendship is perfect for a long day of beach reading.'' Marie Claire
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Bertie The Blitz Dog by Libby Parker : INR754 ISBN: 9781405928229

One extraordinary dog, a family in peril and a country turned upside-down by war. Can Bertie reunite everyone before it''s too late? Stranded in a war-torn London, pampered Bertie is cold, alone and scared. Now that his owner has passed away he has to learn the ways of a stray dog on the streets. Luckily he has the help of his new friends in the community, both those on two legs and on four. But Bertie doesn''t expect the Blitz and the horror it brings, or how some Londoners might start to resent pets in such difficult times. He also doesn''t expect to find love again in the arms of one special little boy. When his second chance of happiness is threatened Bertie knows he needs to do whatever he can to protect it, no matter what dangers lie in his path. With bombs raining down on London streets, can this small dog with the big heart help the ones he loves before it''s too late? Hopeful, heart-warming and fun, Bertie the Blitz Dog is perfect for fans of Alfie the Doorstep Cat and A Street Cat Named Bob
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Modern Classics Road To Wigan Pier by George Orwell : INR784 ISBN: 9780141185293

A searing account of George Orwell''s observations of working-class life in the bleak industrial heartlands of Yorkshire and Lancashire in the 1930s, The Road to Wigan Pier is a brilliant and bitter polemic that has lost none of its political impact over time. His graphically unforgettable descriptions of social injustice, cramped slum housing, dangerous mining conditions, squalor, hunger and growing unemployment are written with unblinking honesty, fury and great humanity. It crystallized the ideas that would be found in Orwell''s later works and novels, and remains a powerful portrait of poverty, injustice and class divisions in Britain. Published with an introduction by Richard Hoggart in Penguin Modern Classics. ''It is easy to see why the book created and still creates so sharp an impact ... exceptional immediacy, freshness and vigour, opinionated and bold ... Above all, it is a study of poverty and, behind that, of the strength of class-divisions'' Richard Hoggart
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Paradise Lodge by Nina Stibbe : INR1320 ISBN: 9780241240250

This is the story of Lizzie Vogel, a 15 year old girl who finds herself working in an old people''s home in Leicestershire in the 1970s. The place is in chaos and it''s not really a suitable job for a schoolgirl: she''d only gone for the job because she wanted a new phase and it seemed too exhausting to commit to being a full-time girlfriend or a punk. Lizzie has some knowledge of old people (they''re not suited to granary bread, and you mustn''t compare them to toddlers) but she doesn''t know there''s a right way to get someone out of the bath, or what to do when someone dies. When a rival old people''s home with better parking and daily chairobics threatens to take all their patients, Paradise Lodge''s cast of staff and helpers, from the assertively shy Nurse who only communicates through little grunts to the son of the Chinese takeaway manager who''s renowned for his erotic handholding techniques, have to come together to save the home before it''s too late. From the bestselling author of Love, Nina comes a story of being very young, and very old, and the laughter, and the tears, in between.
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At The Edge: Riding For My Life by Danny Macaskill : INR1149 ISBN: 9780241973264

I checked my balance and peered apprehensively at the sheer drop below. Once I felt comfortable, I radioed down to Stu. ''I''m just gonna unclip quickly,'' I said. My walkie-talkie crackled straight away. Stu sounded pretty stressed. ''Dude, keep the rope on!'' I edged forward, my hands and feet scoping out the summit for any loose rock. The ridge pinnacle was still only a meter wide, if that, but I felt pretty stable. ''This bit''s fine,'' I said. ''The rope makes it harder for me...'' Danny MacAskill lives on the edge. The cyclist is legendary for his YouTube viral videos like The Ridge, Cascadia and Imaginate: nerve-racking montages of stunts which scale everything from mountain peaks, rooftops, ghost towns and movie sets. His life is one of thrills, bloody spills and millions of online hits. It hasn''t been an easy ride. Doubt, stress and the ''what if?'' factor circle every trailblazing trick, which require imagination, fearlessness, groundbreaking techniques and an eye for a good camera angle. He has spent his life pushing the extremes; somehow, he''s still around to tell the tale. In this unflinching memoir of mayhem, Danny shares his anarchic childhood on the Isle of Skye and early days as a street trials rider, takes us behind the scenes of his training and videos, shares never-seen-before sketches from his personal notebook, and reveals what it takes to go the next level - both mentally and physically. Join Danny for a nerve-shredding ride. Just be sure to bring a crash helmet.
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You Don't Know Me by Imran Mahmood : INR1320 ISBN: 9780718184254

As chosen by The BBC RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB and one of The TELEGRAPH''S CRIME BOOKS OF THE YEAR. ''Remarkable'' Simon Mayo, BBC Radio 2 It''s easy to judge between right and wrong - isn''t it? Not until you hear a convincing truth. Now it''s up to you to decide... An unnamed defendant stands accused of murder. Just before the Closing Speeches, the young man sacks his lawyer, and decides to give his own defence speech. He tells us that his barrister told him to leave some things out. Sometimes, the truth can be too difficult to explain, or believe. But he thinks that if he''s going to go down for life, he might as well go down telling the truth. There are eight pieces of evidence against him. As he talks us through them one by one, his life is in our hands. We, the reader - member of the jury - must keep an open mind till we hear the end of his story. His defence raises many questions... but at the end of the speeches, only one matters: Did he do it? PRAISE FOR YOU DON''T KNOW ME ''An original take on a courtroom drama that puts the reader in the position of the jury. Superb character-driven fiction. Masterful'' Guardian ''Startlingly original, stunning, superbly executed'' DAILY MAIL ''A rollercoaster ride'' GUARDIAN ''An exciting first novel, highly original, cleverly plotted and convincingly written'' LITERARY REVIEW ''You Don''t Know Me is a brave debut by a barrister... an impressively original courtroom drama'' THE TIMES ''You''ll never guess the ending'' THE SUN ''A daring concept executed to perfection, a hypnotic and authentic voice, and questions for us to answer as people and readers'' LEE CHILD ''An eye-opening, slick and compulsive thriller with an important message and unique writing'' ADAM DEACON, actor, writer, rapper, director - star of Kidulthood and Adulthood ''A startlingly original courtroom drama . . . perfectly executed, gripping the reader from the first sentence with the defendant''s unique voice and not letting go until a surprising twist at the end. Mahmood is most definitely one to watch * * * * *'' DAILY EXPRESS ''You''ve never read anything quite like this'' BARRY FORSHAW, FINANCIAL TIMES
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Alanatomy: The Inside Story by Alan Carr : INR1698 ISBN: 9781405927291

***If you loved Alan''s first memoir - Look Who It Is! - then his follow-up, Alanatomy, will take you further into the hilarious and bizarre world of the country''s favourite chatty man.*** ''As laugh out loud as his TV shows'' Daily Mirror It must seem strange to you that I''ve called a book Alanatomy . . . For anyone who has taken the time to see my stand-up performances or watched my chat show, ''Chattyman'', knows that my body has hardly been kind to me - in fact there''ve been times when we''ve actually stopped talking to each other. Balding, myopic, often flaky with psoriasis, back fat that hangs suspended like a cape, a voice that could strip varnish, an increasingly dodgy hip and even dodgier teeth. Why would you draw attention to it? you must ask. Couldn''t you just call the book something else? Do you think the Great British Public is ready to pore over your body? Well, as I turn forty and take stock of my showbiz life over the last ten years or so, I have learnt to embrace my flaws and face my shortcomings. In fact, strange as it might seem, the things I hate about myself have become my trademark and I am slowly, begrudgingly learning to, if not love them, to at least live with them. I am ready now to take a long hard look at myself and that''s what Alanatomy is. It''s the story of my rise to fame: the joys, the traumas, the parties, the disappointments. Hopefully you will find it witty, fun, heartwarming, but more importantly honest, and that it will keep you entertained every time you pick it up. Alanatomy is the chance for you to get beneath my skin and see the real me because, and to continue the anatomical theme if I may, this showbiz existence can sometimes feel like an autopsy - picked at, probed and scrutinized with every inch of your body held up for analysis, but unlike an actual autopsy, you are very much alive. So I give you Alanatomy: The Inside Story. I am laying myself out on the slab for your entertainment; naked, stripped bare. Grab your scalpel, peel back the skin and go deep, have a good old probe around at my life so far. Yes, you are going to find guts, a fair bit of cheek, maybe even a little bit of gristle, but hopefully, you''ll find a whole lot of heart.
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Code Of Combat by Michael Asher : INR849 ISBN: 9780141047225

More Death or Glory adventure as Tom Caine is captured by Nazis. Italy, 1943 - SAS Captain Tom Caine is being held captive by Nazis forces. While imprisoned he befriends another member of the SAS - one who has heard a rumour. The operative knows the location of an ancient codex. A codex he claims will lead them to the location of the original texts of Tacitus''s Germania. Caine is deployed by the Nazis to find the codex and retrieve the texts on a mission that will most certainly bring about his death, and refusal is not an option. Caine has little choice but to begin his most deadly campaign yet. The Death or Glory series is perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Andy McNab - Michael Asher combines seamless historical accuracy with the pace and action of a modern SAS thriller. Praise for the Death or Glory series: ''Breathtaking bravery, astonishing feats of endurance, raids and battles described with terrific immediacy and pace. Compelling and definitive . . . will surely not be bettered'' Sunday Telegraph ''Detailed, scathingly honest. Asher has brought the critical eye of the knowledgeable insider to his in-depth study of SAS operations and personalities'' Herald Michael Asher has served in the Parachute Regiment and the SAS. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and has won the Ness Award of the Royal Geographical Society and the Mungo Park Medal of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society for Exploration.
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Alison Hubble by Allan Ahlberg : INR1038 ISBN: 9780141359236

This is the story of Alison Hubble Who went to bed single . . . And woke up double! A tale of MATHEMATICAL MAYHEM from magnificent illustrator Bruce Ingman and master storyteller Allan Ahlberg! Alison Hubble is shocked when she wakes up to find a twin in the bed next to her. And she keeps doubling . . . and doubling . . . and doubling! A fantastically funny and completely clever new picture book from the critically-acclaimed pair behind The Pencil and The Runaway Dinner.
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The British In India: Three Centuries Of Ambition And Experience by David Gilmour : INR1320 ISBN: 9780141979212

A SUNDAY TIMES, THE TIMES, SPECTATOR, NEW STATESMAN, TLS BOOK OF THE YEAR The British in this book lived in India from shortly after the reign of Elizabeth I until well into the reign of Elizabeth II. Who were they? What drove these men and women to risk their lives on long voyages down the Atlantic and across the Indian Ocean or later via the Suez Canal? And when they got to India, what did they do and how did they live? This book explores the lives of the many different sorts of Briton who went to India: viceroys and offcials, soldiers and missionaries, planters and foresters, merchants, engineers, teachers and doctors. It evokes the three and a half centuries of their ambitions and experiences, together with the lives of their families, recording the diversity of their work and their leisure, and the complexity of their relationships with the peoples of India. It also describes the lives of many who did not fit in with the usual image of the Raj: the tramps and rascals, the men who ''went native'', the women who scorned the role of the traditional memsahib. David Gilmour has spent decades researching in archives, studying the papers of many people whohave never been written about before, to create a magnificent tapestry of British life in India. It isexceptional work of scholarly recovery portrays individuals with understanding and humour, and makes an original and engaging contribution to a long and important period of British and Indian history.
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Gods And Warriors: The Outsiders (book One) by Michelle Paver : INR477 ISBN: 9780141339276

''If an Outsider wields the blade, the House of Koronos burns...'' Hylas is only a boy but he knows three things: The Gods exist. Magic is real. Somebody wants him dead. Hunted and alone, Hylas is desperate to find his missing sister. His quest takes him across the hostile mountains and treacherous seas of Ancient Greece. His only friend is a girl on the run. His only guide is a wild dolphin. And his murderous enemies are closing in... This action-packed adventure story is perfect for kids aged 9-12. ''Electrifying'' - Independent on Sunday ''The reader''s attention is caught from the first line...spellbinding'' - Telegraph ''Set to become another children''s classic'' - Books for Keeps
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Gods And Warriors: The Burning Shadow (book Two): Gods And Warriors by Michelle Paver : INR528 ISBN: 9780141339290

''If an Outsider wields the blade, the House of Koronos burns...'' A boy on the run. A deadly prophecy. A race against time. Hylas the Outsider is captured by slavers. Set to work in the terrible underground mines of Thalakrea, he learns to his horror that he''s now closer than ever to his murderous enemies, the Crows. He has to escape before they find out he''s here. Pirra, the daughter of the High Priestess, is also on the run. When Fate reunites her with Hylas, their survival depends on ancient magic and an orphaned lion cub - unless the Gods have other plans... ''Electrifying'' - Independent on Sunday ''The reader''s attention is caught from the first line...spellbinding'' - Telegraph ''Set to become another children''s classic'' - Books for Keeps Michelle Paver was born in Malawi in 1960 and moved to England when she was three. After gaining a degree in biochemistry from Oxford, she became a partner in a City law firm, but gave that up to write full-time. To research her stories about animals and the distant past, she has travelled in the Arctic, the Mediterranean and Egypt, swum with dolphins and killer whales, and encountered bears, boars and wolves. She is the author of the internationally bestselling Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, the final book of which won the 2010 Guardian Children''s Fiction Prize.
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Peter Rabbit Animation: Happy Birthday, Peter! by Beatrix Potter : INR716 ISBN: 9780141364261

It''s Peter Rabbit''s birthday, and his friends and family are planning a surprise party. But there''s a problem - Mr Tod is trying to stop them! Will they make it to the party on time, or will the surprise be ruined? Join Peter Rabbit and his friends in this wonderful new picture book, perfect for all fans of the CBeebies show.
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Dunkirk (re-issue) by Hugh Sebag-montefiore : INR854 ISBN: 9780241972267

* * * Special 75th Anniversary Edition * * * Hugh Sebag-Montefiore''s Dunkirk: Fight to the Last Man tells the story of the rescue in May 1940 of British soldiers fleeing capture and defeat by the Nazis at Dunkirk. Dunkirk was not just about what happened at sea and on the beaches. The evacuation would never have succeeded had it not been for the tenacity of the British soldiers who stayed behind to ensure they got away. Men like Sergeant Major Gus Jennings who died smothering a German stick bomb in the church at Esquelbecq in an effort to save his comrades, and Captain Marcus Ervine-Andrews VC who single-handedly held back a German attack on the Dunkirk perimeter thereby allowing the British line to form up behind him. Told to stand and fight to the last man, these brave few battalions fought in whatever manner they could to buy precious time for the evacuation. Outnumbered and outgunned, they launched spectacular and heroic attacks time and again, despite ferocious fighting and the knowledge that for many only capture or death would end their struggle. ''A searing story . . . both meticulous military history and a deeply moving testimony to the extraordinary personal bravery of individual soldiers'' Tim Gardam, The Times ''Sebag-Montefiore tells [the story] with gusto, a remarkable attention to detail and an inexhaustible appetite for tracking down the evidence'' Richard Ovary, Telegraph Hugh Sebag-Montefiore was a barrister before becoming a journalist and then an author. He wrote the best-selling Enigma: The Battle for the Code. One of his ancestors was evacuated from Dunkirk.
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A Pelican Introduction: Being Ecological by Timothy Morton : INR838 ISBN: 9780241274231

''To read Being Ecological is to be caught up in a brilliant display of intellectual pyrotechnics'' P.D.Smith, Guardian Why is everything we think we know about ecology wrong? Is there really any difference between ''humans'' and ''nature''? Does this mean we even have a future? Don''t care about ecology? This book is for you. Timothy Morton, who has been called ''Our most popular guide to the new epoch'' (Guardian), sets out to show us that whether we know it or not, we already have the capacity and the will to change the way we understand the place of humans in the world, and our very understanding of the term ''ecology''. A cross-disciplinarian who has collaborated with everyone from Björk to Hans Ulrich Obrist, Morton is also a member of the object-oriented philosophy movement, a group of forward-looking thinkers who are grappling with modern-day notions of subjectivity and objectivity, while also offering fascinating new understandings of Heidegger and Kant. Calling the volume a book containing ''no ecological facts'', Morton confronts the ''information dump'' fatigue of the digital age, and offers an invigorated approach to creating a liveable future.
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The House Across The Street by Lesley Pearse : INR1426 ISBN: 9780718189242

''Lesley Pearse is on top form with her latest novel The House Across The Street'' Choice ''A tense and thrilling tale. Emotional and moving, storytelling at its best, filled with characters you will passionately care about'' Daily Express ''A deeply evocative read'' Woman _____________ Twenty-three-year-old Katy Speed has always been fascinated by the house across the street . . . The woman who lives there, Gloria, is the most glamorous neighbour on the avenue, owning a fashionable dress shop in Bexhill-on-Sea. But who is the woman who arrives in the black car most Saturdays while Gloria is at work? Sometimes she brings women to the house, and other times the women come with children. Hilda, Katy''s mother, disapproves of Gloria. She wonders where these mysterious visitors have come from, and what they want. Does Gloria have sinister reasons for secretly bringing strangers into the heart of the community? Then one night, the house burns down. In the wreckage, the bodies of Gloria and her daughter are found. Katy is sure the unexplained strangers must be responsible, until her father is arrested and charged with murder. Surely the police have arrested the wrong person? Is the rest of the street safe? Can Katy find the truth before it''s too late? _____________ The House across the Street is a compelling, page-turning insight into the secrets of domestic life in a suburban avenue in 1960, from one of the world''s favourite storytellers. _____________ * * * * * ''Truly shocking'' Heat ''This novel will have you up all night guessing what happens next'' My Weekly ''A gripping new novel'' Yours ''Heart-warming and evocative, a real delight to read'' Sun ''A narrative that gallops along, this is quintessential Pearse that will delight her army of readers'' Daily Mail ''Glorious, heartwarming'' Woman & Home ''Evocative, compelling, told from the heart'' Sunday Express ''Deservedly one of the world''s favourite story tellers . . . You simply have to keep turning the pages to find out what happens next'' MyWeekly ''Gripping'' Hello
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The Wrong Side Of The Bed by Edward Ardizzone : INR707 ISBN: 9780141370279

This classic and touching tale by Edward Ardizzone is brought back into print in 2016. One day, Johnny gets out on the wrong side of the bed. His day starts badly and gets worse from there - until he finds a sixpence and decides to turn things around. This wordless story, told only by Ardizzone''s trademark cross-hatched illustrations, is a heartwarming story about the very familiar feeling of nothing going your way.
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Death Comes For The Archbishop by Willa Cather : INR801 ISBN: 9780241338261

''Quite simply a masterpiece ... I am completely bowled over by it; by the power of its writing, by the vividness of its scene painting and by the stories it tells'' A. N. Wilson ''Where there is great love there are always miracles'' Two French priests have been sent to New Mexico to reawaken the faith. There, they must contend with unforgiving landscapes, danger, rebellion and loneliness. But through their many years together they are sustained by faith, friendship and the awe-inspiring majesty that surrounds them. A work of great simplicity and sublime beauty, Willa Cather''s acclaimed novel asks, what is a life well lived? Death Comes for the Archbishop is a masterpiece by the author of O Pioneers! and the great novelist of American frontier life. ''Its whole effect works slowly and mysteriously ... a major, and rare, artistic achievement'' A. S. Byatt
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Key Words With Peter And Jane #6 Reading With Sounds Series C by Ladybird : INR239 ISBN: 9781409301257

Key Words with Peter and Jane uses the most frequently met words in the English language as a starting point for learning to read successfully and confidently. The Key Words reading scheme is scientifically researched and world renowned. Book 6c provides the link with writing for the words used in Readers 6a and 6b. Once this book has been completed, the child moves on to book 7a. The Key Words with Peter and Jane books work because each of the key words is introduced gradually and repeated frequently. This builds confidence in children when they recognise these key words on sight (also known as the ''look and say'' method of learning). Examples of key words are: the, one, two, he. There are 12 levels, each with 3 books: a, b, and c. Series a:Gradually introduces new words. Series b:Provides further practise of words featured in the ''a'' series. Series c:Links reading with writing and phonics. All the words that have been introduced in each ''a'' and ''b'' book are also reinforced in the ''c'' books.
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Penguin Classics Sonnets by William Shakespeare; : INR707 ISBN: 9780141396224

''Shall I compare thee to a summer''s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate . . .'' Shakespeare''s 154 sonnets contain some of the most exquisite and haunting poetry ever written, dealing with eternal themes such as love and infidelity, memory and mortality, and the destruction wreaked by time. This new edition collects them in a pocket-sized volume, perfect for gifting. William Shakespeare was born some time in late April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon and died in 1616. He is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world''s pre-eminent dramatist.
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The Thirty-nine Steps by John Buchan : INR707 ISBN: 9780241341254

''My guest was lying sprawled on his back. There was a long knife through his heart which skewered him to the floor'' Richard Hannay has just returned to England after years in South Africa and is thoroughly bored with his life in London. But then a murder is committed in his flat, just days after a chance encounter with an American who had told him about an assassination plot which could have dire international consequences. An obvious suspect for the police and an easy target for the killers, Hannay goes on the run in his native Scotland where he will need all his courage and ingenuity to stay one step ahead of his pursuers. The Penguin English Library - collectable general readers'' editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century to the end of the Second World War.
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Kate Eastham 3 by Kate Eastham : INR754 ISBN: 9780241371244

Liverpool 1868. Alice, a trainee nurse, has just given birth to a baby girl outside of wedlock. The child is beautiful but she feels adrift and misses her life and friends at the Liverpool Royal Infirmary. After Head Nurse Ada informs her she can return to the hospital, Alice is torn. She''s desperate to get back to healing the sick but it would mean leaving little Victoria with her friend Stella every night. But her friends hold her hand every step of the way and Alice soon realises she can be a good mother and a fine nurse all at the same time. She also starts to enjoy the fluttering of romance as she grows closer to Reverend Seed, the hospital Chaplain. But Alice''s peaceful life is shattered when Jamie Clayton, her baby''s father, walks into the ward one day. She has to decide where her heart truly lies and what is best for her and baby Victoria.
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Exoplanets by Maggie Aderin-pocock : INR801 ISBN: 9780718187262

Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Exoplanets is a clear and authoritative introduction to the hunt for strange new worlds. Written by the celebrated space scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock, Exoplanets illuminates how scientists are on the technological brink of answering the questions that have been asked for thousands of years: Are there other planets like Earth? Is there life on these planets? And are they common? Inside you''ll learn just how quickly our picture of the universe is changing. In the past 10 years, scientists have estimated about 40 billion potentially Earth-like planets that sit in the habitable zone of stars not dissimilar to our own. This book details not only how scientists are detecting these planets, but asks, if we came across life, would we even recognise it? Written by the leading lights and most outstanding communicators in their fields, the Ladybird Expert books provide clear, accessible and authoritative introductions to subjects drawn from science, history and culture. For an adult readership, the Ladybird Expert series is produced in the same iconic small hardback format pioneered by the original Ladybirds. Each beautifully illustrated book features the first new illustrations produced in the original Ladybird style for nearly forty years.
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Homer: A Ladybird Expert Book by Daisy Dunn : INR801 ISBN: 9780718188283

Homer: A Ladybird Expert Book
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Masters And Commanders: How Roosevelt Churchill Marshall And Alanbrooke Won The War In T by Andrew Roberts : INR1733 ISBN: 9780141029269

Andrew Roberts''s Masters and Commanders: The Military Geniuses who led the West to Victory in WWII tells the story of how four great leaders fought each other over how best to fight Hitler. During the Second World War the master strategy of the West was shaped by four titanic figures: Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt, and their respective military commanders - General Sir Alan Brooke and General George C. Marshall. Each man was tough-willed and strong minded. And each was certain he knew best how to achieve victory. Drawing on previously unpublished material, including for the first time verbatim reports of Churchill''s War Cabinet meetings, Andrew Roberts''s acclaimed history recreates with vivid immediacy the fiery debates and political maneuverings, the rebuffs and the charm, the explosive rows and dramatic reconciliations, as the masters and commanders of the Western Alliance fought each other over the best way to fight Adolf Hitler. ''History as it should be written; a gripping narrative''   Michael Gove, Mail on Sunday Books of the Year ''Scintillating historical writing on the whole rich panorama of Britain and the US at war''   Martin Gilbert, Evening Standard ''A compelling analysis of American and British military strategy during the war. He also tells a profoundly human story''   Laurence Rees, Sunday Times ''A masterpiece''   Christopher Silvester, Daily Express ''Britain''s finest contemporary military historian''   Economist Books of the Year Andrew Roberts is a biographer and historian of international renown whose previous books include Salisbury: Victorian Titan (1999), which won the Wolfson History Prize and the James Stern Silver Pen Award for Non-Fiction; Napoleon and Wellington (2001); Hitler and Churchill: Secrets of Leadership (2003), which coincided with four-part BBC2 history series, and A History of the English-Speaking Peoples Since 1900 (2005).
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A Mask Of Shadows: Frey & Mcgray Book 3 by Oscar De Muriel : INR801 ISBN: 9781405926225

''A hugely entertaining Victorian mystery'' New York Times ''I enjoyed this - properly creepy and Gothic'' Ian Rankin 1889. The Scottish Play is coming home. But before the darling couple of London theatre, Henry Irving & Ellen Terry, take their acclaimed Macbeth to the Edinburgh stage terror treads the boards. A grisly message found smeared across the cobbles in blood, foretelling someone''s demise. As the bloody prophecies continue to appear Edinburgh''s own beloved pair - Detective ''Nine-Nails'' McGray & Inspector Ian Frey - enter the scene. Frey scoffs at this blatant publicity stunt, while McGray is convinced of supernatural affairs. As they scrutinise the key players, they discover that Terry, Irving, and his peculiar, preoccupied assistant (one Bram Stoker) all have reasons to kill, or be killed... But one thing is clear. By occult curse or human hand, death will take bow the night the curtain rises. Praise for the Frey & McGray series: ''I enjoyed this - properly creepy and Gothic'' Ian Rankin ''A hugely entertaining Victorian mystery'' New York Times ''This is wonderful. A brilliant, moving, clever, lyrical book - I loved it. Oscar de Muriel is going to be a name to watch'' Manda Scott ''Fun to read and a fast page-turner. Love and murder - they go together like strawberries and cream'' Independent ''A brilliant mix of horror, history, and humour. Genuinely riveting with plenty of twists, this will keep you turning the pages. It''s clever, occasionally frightening and superbly written ... Everything you need in a mystery thriller'' Crime Review ''Fast-paced, well-researched and thoroughly spellbinding. The mismatched pair is as entertaining as Holmes and Watson at their best'' Historical Novel Society
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Aethelflaed: A Ladybird Expert Book: England's Forgotten Founder by Tom Holland : INR809 ISBN: 9780718188269

Part of the ALL-NEW LADYBIRD EXPERT SERIES. - Who was Æthelflæd?- What role did she play in the founding of England?- How has her legacy lasted to this day? DISCOVER the epic history of England''s forgotten queen. Planting cities, sponsoring learning and defeating her people''s enemies, Æthelflæd laid the foundations of a kingdom that lasts to this day. THE MOST INFLUENTIAL WOMAN THAT ENGLISH HISTORY FORGOT Tom Holland''s Æthelflæd puts a spotlight on this formidable leader, pulling her out of the shadowy history of the dark ages.
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Bonkers: My Life In Laughs by Jennifer Saunders : INR936 ISBN: 9780241967263

Jennifer Saunders'' comic creations have brought joy to millions. From Comic Strip to Comic Relief, from Bolly-swilling Edina in Ab Fab to her takes on Madonna or Mamma Mia, her characters are household names. But it''s Jennifer herself who has a place in all our hearts. This is her funny, moving and frankly bonkers memoir, filled with laughter, friends and occasional heartache - but never misery. BONKERS is full of riotous adventures: accidentally enrolling on a teacher training course with a young Dawn French, bluffing her way to each BBC series, shooting Lulu, trading wild faxes with Joanna Lumley, touring India with Ruby Wax and Goldie Hawn. There''s cancer, too, when she becomes ''Brave Jen''. But her biggest battle is with the bane of her life: the Laws of Procrastination. As she admits, ''There has never been a Plan. Everything has been fairly random, happened by accident or just fallen into place. I''m off now, to do some sweeping...'' Prepare to chuckle, whoop, and go BONKERS.
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Like A Thief In Broad Daylight: Power In The Era Of Post-humanity by Slavoj Zizek : INR1405 ISBN: 9780241364291

In recent years, techno-scientific progress has started to utterly transform our world - changing it almost beyond recognition. In this extraordinary new book, renowned philosopher Slavoj Zizek turns to look at the brave new world of Big Tech, revealing how, with each new wave of innovation, we find ourselves moving closer and closer to a bizarrely literal realisation of Marx''s prediction that ''all that is solid melts into air.'' With the automation of work, the virtualisation of money, the dissipation of class communities and the rise of immaterial, intellectual labour, the global capitalist edifice is beginning to crumble, more quickly than ever before-and it is now on the verge of vanishing entirely. But what will come next? Against a backdrop of constant socio-technological upheaval, how could any kind of authentic change take place? In such a context, Zizek argues, there can be no great social triumph - because lasting revolution has already come into the scene, like a thief in broad daylight, stealing into sight right before our very eyes. What we must do now is wake up and see it. Urgent as ever, Like a Thief in Broad Daylight illuminates the new dangers as well as the radical possibilities thrown up by today''s technological and scientific advances, and their electrifying implications for us all.
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Puffin Modern Classics Smith by Leon Garfield : INR613 ISBN: 9780141355214

A Puffin Book - stories that last a lifetime. Puffin Modern Classics are relaunched under a new logo: A Puffin Book. There are 20 titles to collect in the series, listed below, all with exciting new covers and fun-filled endnotes. London street urchin Smith is 12 years old, and an experienced pick-pocket. One day on Ludgate Hill, he robbed an old gentleman, and one minute later watched him silently murdered by two men, who chased him for the document he had stolen but could not understand. Smith artfully dodges the two men and winds up in the odd company of a wealthy blind man, who takes Smith into his home and provides him with an education. But this new comfort is lost when Smith himself is suspected of the very murder he witnessed. Leon Garfield was a British novelist, born in 1921. He is best known for children''s historical novels, though he also wrote for adults. He wrote more than thirty books including Shakespeare''s Stories - retellings of Shakespeare''s plays for children, and he won many awards including the Guardian Award and the Carnegie Medal. He died in 1996, aged 74. Also available in A Puffin Book: GOODNIGHT MISTER TOM and BACK HOME by Michelle Magorian CHARLOTTE''S WEB, STUART LITTLE and THE TRUMPET OF THE SWAN by E. B. White THE BORROWERS by Mary NortonSTIG OF THE DUMP by Clive KingROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY by Mildred D. TaylorA DOG SO SMALL by Philippa PearceGOBBOLINO by Ursula Moray WilliamsCARRIE''S WAR by Nina BawdenMRS FRISBY AND THE RATS OF NIMH by Richard C O''BrienA WRINKLE IN TIME by Madeleine L''EngleTHE CAY by Theodore TaylorTARKA THE OTTER by Henry WilliamsonWATERSHIP DOWN by Richard AdamsSMITH by Leon GarfieldTHE NEVERENDING STORY by Michael EndeANNIE by Thomas MeehanTHE FAMILY FROM ONE END STREET by Eve Garnett
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Danger Is Still Everywhere: Beware Of The Dog! by David O'doherty : INR801 ISBN: 9780141359205

DANGER is STILL EVERYWHERE: Beware of the Dog! Will Docter Noel Zone''s second book tell you how to combat a CROCUUM*? YES And reveal the secrets of the world''s greatest (and only) Dangerologist? THAT TOO Has he written it yet? NO Is it because he''s hiding in a wardrobe? MAYBE Docter Noel is facing his most terrifying situation EVER - a little dog called Napkin has come to stay. That may not sound particularly dangerous, but every POD (Pupil of Dangerology) knows the only safe pet is a pet rock. So now Docter Noel is hiding in a wardrobe while Napkin wreaks havoc around the Dangerzone. And all the while Docter Noel is supposed to be writing his new VERY IMPORTANT handbook on Dangerology (Level 2). That is until the Pet of the Year (POTY) contest is announced and Docter Noel hatches a plan. There''s only one problem. Serial safety-flouter Max WURST is the judge. . . For Docter Noel, it''s never been clearer that DANGER IS STILL EVERYWHERE *A crocodile that looks like a vacuum cleaner that lives under the stairs. Diary of a Wimpy Kid meets The Dangerous Book for Boys, DANGER is STILL EVERYWHERE is the second brilliantly funny handbook for avoiding danger of all kinds that will have everyone from reluctant readers to bookworms laughing out loud (very safely) from start to finish. Praise for DANGER IS EVERYWHERE: ''I dislocated my jaw laughing'' Eoin Colfer, author of Artemis Fowl ''A brilliantly silly survival guide'' Sunday Express ''A Joyful riposte to over-cautious parents . . . well-paced and funny throughout.'' Time Out London ''Imagine the Mighty Boosh crashed into the Wimpy Kid'' The Times ''A surreal, daft and funny book . . . A bracing satirical sideswipe at today''s health-and-safety culture, aimed at kids who''ll get the irony and relish the silliness.'' Financial Times ''Brilliantly funny'' Gransnet ''A brilliantly mapcap guide'' ni4Kids.com ''Laugh-out-loud'' TheSchoolRun.comcom
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George's Marvellous Medicine (colour Edition And Cd) by Roald Dahl : INR990 ISBN: 9780141378220

George Kranky''s Grandma is a miserable grouch. George really hates that horrid old witchy woman.One Saturday morning, George is in charge of giving Grandma her medicine. So-ho! Ah-ha! Ho-hum! George knows exactly what to do.A magic medicine* it will be. One that will either cure her completely . . . or blow off the top of her head. *WARNING: Do not try to make George''s Marvellous Medicine yourselves at home. It could be dangerous. Read the story and listen to the phizz-whizzing audio CD!
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Kicking A Ball by Allan Ahlberg : INR518 ISBN: 9780723271208

For anyone who can''t see a ball without wanting to kick it, head it, shoot it, or boot it! ''Not eating an ice-creamOr riding a bikeNo - kicking a ballIs what I like.'' ''What I like best, yes, most of allin my whole life is . . . kicking a ball. A wonderful rhyming story to read aloud, Kicking A Ball will not disappoint fans of Allan Ahlberg. First written as a poem, the little boy in the story has been brought to life perfectly by artist Sebastien Braun. Every parent will be able to immediately relate to the simple joy felt by a boy simply kicking a ball, and how there is nothing else quite like it. The incomparable Allan Ahlberg takes us on a journey from childhood to fatherhood full of humour, warmth, friendship . . . and football.
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Giraffe And The Pelly And Me: Colour Edition by Roald Dahl : INR801 ISBN: 9780141369273

Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World''s NUMBER ONE Storyteller! The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me is a classic Roald Dahl story. Billy''s biggest wish is to turn a weird old wooden house into a wonderful sweet shop. But then he finds a giraffe, a pelly and a monkey living inside - they''re the Ladderless Window Cleaners! Who needs ladders when you''ve got a giraffe? They become best friends and when they meet the richest man in all England, there''s a chance Billy''s scrumptious-galumptious dream just might come true . . . Listen to THE GIRAFFE AND THE PELLY AND ME and other Roald Dahl audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios! Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play - including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! and HOUSE OF TWITS inspired by the revolting Twits.
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George's Marvellous Medicine: Colour Edition by Roald Dahl : INR801 ISBN: 9780141369297

Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World''s NUMBER ONE Storyteller! George Kranky''s Grandma is a miserable grouch. George really hates that horrid old witchy woman.One Saturday morning, George is in charge of giving Grandma her medicine. So-ho! Ah-ha! Ho-hum! George knows exactly what to do.A magic medicine* it will be. One that will either cure her completely . . . or blow off the top of her head. *WARNING: Do not try to make George''s Marvellous Medicine yourselves at home. It could be dangerous. Listen to GEORGE''S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE and other Roald Dahl audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios! Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! and HOUSE OF TWITS inspired by the revolting Twits. A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero David Walliams
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Danny The Champion Of The World: Plays For Children by Roald Dahl : INR801 ISBN: 9780141374277

DANNY THE CHAMPION OF THE WORLD by Roald Dahl - brilliantly adapted into a stage play for children to perform in schools. Could you be Danny, or his dad, or even red-faced Mr Victor Hazell? Danny thinks his dad is the most marvellous and exciting father a boy could wish for. Now you can join in their daring and devilish plots with these fun-to-perform plays adapted by David Wood. David Wood is very well known in children''s theatre (most recently for Goodnight Mister Tom). Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children''s writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. His books continue to be bestsellers, despite his death in 1990, and worldwide book sales are over 100 million!
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The Longest Afternoon: The 400 Men Who Decided The Battle Of Waterloo by Brendan Simms : INR773 ISBN: 9780141979267

''A superb little book that is micro-history at its best'' Washington Post ''The brevity of this remarkable book belies the amount of work that went into it. One can only marvel at how well Professor Simms has gone through the original sources - the surviving journals, reminiscences and letters of the individual combatants - to produce a coherent and gripping narrative'' Nick Lezard, Guardian The true story, told minute by minute, of the soldiers who defeated Napoleon - from Brendan Simms, acclaimed author of Europe: The Struggle for Supremacy Europe had been at war for over twenty years. After a short respite in exile, Napoleon had returned to France and threatened another generation of fighting across the devastated and exhausted continent. At the small Belgian village of Waterloo two large, hastily mobilized armies faced each other to decide the future of Europe. Unknown either to Napoleon or Wellington the battle would be decided by a small, ordinary group of British and German troops given the task of defending the farmhouse of La Haye Sainte. This book tells their extraordinary story, brilliantly recapturing the fear, chaos and chanciness of battle and using previously untapped eye-witness reports. Through determination, cunning and fighting spirit, some four hundred soldiers held off many thousands of French and changed the course of history.
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Find The Girl by Lucy Connell : INR801 ISBN: 9780241340257

The perfect read for fans of Girl Online and Rainbow Rowell! ----- Falling for your best friend''s love interest is bad...Falling for your twin''s is catastrophic. As kids, Nina and Nancy were inseparable. As teenagers, not so much... Where Nancy is popular, an Instagram star, and obsessed with boy band heartthrob Chase, Nina is shy; a talented classical musician, and shuns the spotlight that her sister thrives in. But when the wrong twin unwittingly ends up at the centre of a romantic social media storm, the bonds of twin-ship will be tested like never before... Written in collaboration with Katy Birchall, #FINDTHEGIRL is a very modern twist on a Cinderella story.
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Captain Jack And The Pirates by Peter Bently : INR707 ISBN: 9780723269298

From the award-winning creator of We''re Going on a Bear Hunt and Peter Bently comes this utterly delightful picture book, that sees a family day out at the beach turn into a wonderful piratical adventure! Make-believe fun, illustrated by picture book star, Helen Oxenbury, will capture the imaginations of children everywhere. This is sure to be a classic.
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The Gypsy Code: The True Story Of Hide-and-seek In A Violent Underworld by Mike Woodhouse : INR943 ISBN: 9780241357248

Mike Woodhouse had everything: an engineering business, a wine bar, a home, a Range Rover and a boat. Then he caught a group of travellers stealing from his warehouse. A car chase, petrol bombing and court case later, and everything had changed. A marked man, Mike was forced to leave everything behind and move to the Peak District for a fresh start. But his old life was never far behind and when he fell for Rhoda, a Romany Gypsy, kin to the very people he was hiding from, he knew he wouldn''t be safe for much longer . . . The Gypsy Code is a story of secret identity, revenge and forbidden love that''s perfect for fans of Running with the Firm, Undercover and Soldier Spy.
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The Penguin History Of Britain: New Worlds, Lost Worlds: The Rule Of The Tudors 1485 To 1603 by Susan Brigden : INR1698 ISBN: 9780140148268

No period in British history today retains more resonance and mystery than the sixteenth century. The leading figures of the time have become almost mythical, and the terrors and grandeurs of Tudor Britain have resonance with even the least historically minded readers. Above all Brigden sees the key to the Tudor world as religion - the new world of Protestantism and its battle with the the old world of uniform Catholicism. This great religious rent in the fabric of English society underlies the savage violence and turbulence of the period - from Henry VIII''s break with Rome to the overwhelming threat of the Spanish Armada. ''NEW WORLDS, LOST WORLDS'' is a startlingly atmospheric tour de force.
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Moons A Balloon by David Niven : INR865 ISBN: 9780140239249

One of the bestselling memoirs of all time, David Niven''s The Moon''s a Balloon is an account of one of the most remarkable lives Hollywood has ever seen. Beginning with the tragic early loss of his aristocratic father, then regaling us with tales of school, army and wartime hi-jinx, Niven shows how, even as an unknown young man, he knew how to live the good life. But it is his astonishing stories of life in Hollywood and his accounts of working and partying with the legends of the silver screen - Lawrence Oliver, Vivien Leigh, Cary Grant, Elizabeth Taylor, James Stewart, Lauren Bacall, Marlene Dietrich, Noel Coward and dozens of others, while making some of the most acclaimed films of the last century - which turn David Niven''s memoir into an outright masterpiece. An intimate, gossipy, heartfelt and above all charming account of life inside Hollywood''s dream factory, The Moon is a Balloon is a classic to be read and enjoyed time and again..
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Prince Cinders by Babette Cole : INR707 ISBN: 9780140555257

Prince Cinders leads a very hard life. Bullied by his three hairy brothers about his less-than-perfect looks, he spends all his time cleaning and tidying up after them. One Saturday night Prince Cinders'' luck changes as a small, dirty fairy falls down the chimney and promises that his wishes shall come true. Not all the fairy''s spells turn out as planned in this zany twist of a traditional story.
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Royal Wedding: Harry And Meghan Dress-up Dolly Book by Ladybird : INR441 ISBN: 9780241354209

A beautiful dress up dolly book to celebrate the Royal Wedding of His Royal Highness Prince Harry and Meghan Markle! Featuring life like cut-out and keep figures of Harry and Meghan in seven different scenarios with fourteen mix and match outfits. Dress the happy couple up for every occasion, including: Relaxing at home in their unicorn onesies A seventies disco A super fancy red carpet event And of course, a Royal Wedding!
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Joinedupwriting by Roger Mcgough : INR1320 ISBN: 9780241374207

AN EXUBERANT NEW COLLECTION FROM ONE OF BRITAIN''S BEST LOVED POETS ''The patron saint of poetry'' Carol Ann Duffy For more than fifty years, Roger McGough has entranced generations of readers with poetry which is at once playful and poignant, intimate and ambitious in its scope. From forgotten friendships and the idiosyncrasies of family life, to the trauma of war right through to contemporary politics, joinedupwriting explores the human experience in all its shades of light and dark, but always with McGough''s signature wit and style. This is the nation''s favourite poet at his very finest. ''McGough has done for poetry what champagne does for weddings'' Time Out
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Dunstan: One Man. Seven Kings. England's Bloody Throne. by Conn Iggulden : INR2545 ISBN: 9781405929295

From acclaimed historical writer Conn Iggulden comes a novel set in the red-blooded days of Anglo-Saxon England. This is the original game for the English throne. In the year 937, King Æthelstan, grandson of Alfred the Great, readies himself to throw a great spear into the north. His dream of a kingdom of all England will stand or fall on one field and the passage of a single day. At his side is Dunstan of Glastonbury, full of ambition and wit, perhaps enough to damn his soul. His talents will take him from the villages of Wessex to the royal court, to the hills of Rome - from exile to exaltation. Through Dunstan''s vision, by his guiding hand, England may come together as one great country - or fall back into anarchy and misrule . . . From one of our finest historical writers, Dunstan is an intimate portrait of a priest and performer, a visionary, a traitor and confessor to kings - the man who changed the fate of England.
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How It Works: The Dad by Jason Hazeley : INR678 ISBN: 9780718184261

The PERFECT GIFT for that superhero, saint, figure of worship or, if none of those apply, your plain dear old dad. ''Shawn has set up his own firework display in the garden. Those big displays are rubbish, he tells his son. You can''t see a thing. When Shawn''s son has seen the firework, they will go back indoors. Fireworks are more expensive than Shawn expected.'' _____________ ''What does a hippopotamus eat, dad?'' asks Philip ''Children who ask for stuff in the gift shop,'' says his dad. Being a dad is brilliant.'' This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them. The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text. ''Hilarious'' Stylist
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How It Works: The Student by Jason Hazeley : INR624 ISBN: 9780718184285

The PERFECT GIFT for the ones who are yet to know the meaning of the words ''hard work'' . . . in other words the back-to-schoolers and the university goers. __________________________________ This is a student. He is leaving home for the first time. By the time he graduates, he will be grown-up: exhausted, hideously in debt and unable to imagine going to bed sober.__________________________________ Reynard has brought everything he needs for his first year. He unpacks his fancy-dress costumes, his four-way extension leads, his pair of pants and all his didgeridoos. By doing front, back, inside-out front, inside-out back, and using Febreze and Imodium, he plans to make his pants last until half term.__________________________________ This delightful book is part of a series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them. The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text. Other titles in the Ladybirds for Grown Ups series: How it Works: The Cat How it Works: The Dog How it Works: The Grandparent The Ladybird Book of the Meeting The Ladybird Book of Red Tape The Ladybird Book of the People Next Door The Ladybird Book of the Sickie The Ladybird Book of the Zombie Apocalypse How it Works: The Husband How it Works: The Wife How it Works: The Mum How it Works: The Dad The Ladybird Book of the Mid-Life Crisis The Ladybird Book of the Hangover The Ladybird Book of Mindfulness The Ladybird Book of the Shed The Ladybird Book of Dating The Ladybird Book of the Hipster
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The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 by Sue Townsend : INR801 ISBN: 9780241331224

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ is the first book in Sue Townsend''s brilliantly funny Adrian Mole series, reissued in Penguin''s ORIGINALS collection of iconic teen fiction. Friday January 2nd I felt rotten today. It''s my mother''s fault for singing ''My Way'' at two o''clock in the morning at the top of the stairs. Just my luck to have a mother like her. There is a chance my parents could be alcoholics. Next year I could be in a children''s home. Meet Adrian Mole, a hapless teenager providing an unabashed, pimples-and-all glimpse into adolescent life. Writing candidly about his parents'' marital troubles, the dog, his life as a tortured poet and ''misunderstood intellectual'', Adrian''s painfully honest diary is still hilarious and compelling reading thirty years after it first appeared. Praise for Adrian Mole (and by extension, Sue Townsend): ''I not only wept, I howled and hooted and had to get up and walk around the room and wipe my eyes so that I could go on reading'' Tom Sharpe ''A satire of our times. Very funny indeed'' Sunday Times ''We laugh both at Mole and with him. A wonderful comic read, that, like all the best comedy, says something rather meaningful'' Heat ----- Sue Townsend is Britain''s favourite comic author. Her hugely successful novels include eight Adrian Mole books, as well as The Public Confessions of a Middle-Aged Woman (Aged 55¾), Number Ten, Ghost Children, The Queen and I, Queen Camilla and The Woman Who Went to Bed For a Year, all of which are highly acclaimed bestsellers. She also wrote numerous well-received plays.
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Key Words With Peter And Jane #5 More Sounds To Say Series 5 by Ladybird : INR310 ISBN: 9781409301233

Key Words with Peter and Jane uses the most frequently met words in the English language as a starting point for learning to read successfully and confidently. The Key Words reading scheme is scientifically researched and world renowned. Book 5c provides the link with writing for the words in Readers 5a and 5b. Once this book has been completed, the child can move on to book 6a. The Key Words with Peter and Jane books work because each of the key words is introduced gradually and repeated frequently. This builds confidence in children when they recognise these key words on sight (also known as the ''look and say'' method of learning). Examples of key words are: the, one, two, he. There are 12 levels, each with 3 books: a, b, and c. Series a:Gradually introduces new words. Series b:Provides further practise of words featured in the ''a'' series. Series c:Links reading with writing and phonics. All the words that have been introduced in each ''a'' and ''b'' book are also reinforced in the ''c'' books.
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Modern Classics Loved One by Evelyn Waugh : INR896 ISBN: 9780141184241

Subtitled An Anglo-American Tragedy, Evelyn Waugh''s The Loved One is a witty satirical novel on artistic integrity and the British expat community in Hollywood, published in Penguin Modern Classics. The more startling for the economy of its prose and plot, this novel''s story, set among the manicured lawns and euphemisms of Whispering Glades Memorial Park in Hollywood, satirizes the American way of death and offers Waugh''s memento mori. Following the death of a friend, poet and pets'' mortician Dennis Barlow finds himself entering into the artificial Hollywood paradise of the Whispering Glades Memorial Park. Within its golden gates, death, American-style, is wrapped up and sold like a package holiday. There, Dennis enters the fragile and bizarre world of Aimée, the naïve Californian corpse beautician, and Mr Joyboy, the master of the embalmer''s art... A dark and savage satire on the Anglo-American cultural divide, The Loved One depicts a world where love, reputation and death cost a very great deal. Evelyn Waugh (1903-66) was born in Hampstead, second son of Arthur Waugh, publisher and literary critic, and brother of Alec Waugh, the popular novelist. In 1928 he published his first work, a life of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and his first novel, Decline and Fall, which was soon followed by Vile Bodies (1930), A Handful of Dust (1934) and Scoop (1938). In 1942 he published Put Out More Flags and then in 1945 Brideshead Revisited. Men at Arms (1952) was the first volume of ''The Sword of Honour'' trilogy, and won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize; the other volumes, Officers and Gentlemen and Unconditional Surrender, followed in 1955 and 1961. If you enjoyed The Loved One, you might like Waugh''s Vile Bodies, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. ''The master of black comedy'' Sunday Times ''One of the funniest and most significant books of the century'' Alice Thomas Ellis, Daily Telegraph
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Conn Iggulden 2020 by Conn Iggulden : INR2026 ISBN: 9780241351215

Conn Iggulden 2020
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Conn Iggulden 2020 by Conn Iggulden : INR1415 ISBN: 9780241351222

Conn Iggulden 2020
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A History Of Britain In 12 Maps by Philip Parker : INR1698 ISBN: 9780241368268

Pre-order this fascinating analysis of a dozen maps selected from critical points in the last two thousand years of British history. With the uncertainty of Brexit looming, Britain as we know it is on the brink of defining change. With current borders being disputed and, with them, identities challenged, this book will provide a brilliant insight into how our country''s borders have always been, and always will be, in a state of change. From the Celtic period when ''Britain'' was just a patchwork of tribal kingdoms; to the height of the empire a century ago, when the whole of Ireland, India, Australia, much of Africa, Asia and the Americas were marked as British; through to the present-day when Britain''s shape and extent is once more in question, these maps dramatically chart the political and cultural evolution of the nation. By focusing on these maps Philip Parker reveals how Britain came to be the way it is today, and how the past is a guide to where we might go from here.
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Ladybird First Favourite Tales The Elves And The Shoemaker by Ladybird : INR382 ISBN: 9781409306283

Based on the classic story The Elves and the Shoemaker, this vibrantly illustrated story is sure to become a favourite in every home. Meet the poor and hungry shoemaker who wakes up one morning to find that his shoes have been magically made for him! Part of the Ladybird First Favourite Tales series - a perfect introduction to fairy tales for preschoolers - this hardback book contains lots of funny rhythm and rhyme to delight young children. Ideal for reading aloud and sharing with 2-4 year olds.
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V&a Introduces: William Morris by William Morris : INR707 ISBN: 9780141387222

An accessible and exciting approach to William Morris, a true art and design hero. The beautifully designed book will look at William Morris as an artist and culture shaper and include his most famous work.
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Twelve Deaths Of Christmas by Jason Sharp : INR801 ISBN: 9781405920285

The second seasonal thriller from author Jackson Sharp, this time introducing DI Kerry Cox. It''s Christmas, but Detective Inspector Kerry Cox is not celebrating. The holiday season is usually tough for Cox, but this year she''s preparing to face down the ramifications of her most recent investigation: a fumbled child trafficking case. Distraction comes when the body of a retired ex-policeman is found, and DI Cox refuses to buy that it''s a suicide. Despite warnings and pressures, she follows the trail stubbornly. Teaming up with the journalist, and ex-lover, who almost ruined her career, their investigations uncover a sinister network of paedophiles operating many years before. The killer they are hunting is desperate for revenge, revenge against those who evaded punishment all those years before. And as the bodies and historical evidence mount up, DI Cox''s focus is torn between tracking down the serial killer, and bringing the upper echelons of British society to justice . . .
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After The Party by Cressida Connolly : INR1430 ISBN: 9780241327241

''Had it not been for my weakness, someone who is now dead could still be alive. That is what I believed and consequently lived with every day in prison.'' It is the summer of 1938 and Phyllis Forrester has returned to England after years abroad. Moving into her sister''s grand country house, she soon finds herself entangled in a new world of idealistic beliefs and seemingly innocent friendships. Fevered talk of another war infiltrates their small, privileged circle, giving way to a thrilling solution: a great and charismatic leader, who will restore England to its former glory. At a party hosted by her new friends, Phyllis lets down her guard for a single moment, with devastating consequences. Years later, Phyllis, alone and embittered, recounts the dramatic events which led to her imprisonment and changed the course of her life forever. Powerful, poignant, and exquisitely observed, After the Party is an illuminating portrait of a dark period of British history which we are yet to fully acknowledge.
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Roald Dahl's Whizzpopping Joke Book by Roald Dahl : INR675 ISBN: 9780141368238

Roald Dahl''s Whizzpopping Joke Book is a collection of hundreds of great jokes would make even the Trunchbull laugh! Inspired by Roald Dahl''s wonderful world, these gigglesome gags are guaranteed to raise a chuckle from human beans young and old.
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Tiger's Toothbrush: A Ladybird Land Of Nod Betime Book by Books Ladybird : INR523 ISBN: 9780241243237

Tiger''s Toothbrush is part of Ladybird''s Land of Nod bedtime story series for babies and toddlers. Its soft, gentle rhyme makes it fun to read and the soothing cadence and beautiful pastel artwork will make your little ones feel sleepy in no time! Follow a young girl as she and her teddy go on a wonderfully imaginative journey to the magical Land of Nod, where poor Tiger can''t go to bed as he needs to find a toothbrush. Can they help him so Tiger can go to sleep?
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Read It Yourself The Wizard Of Oz by Ladybird Ladybird : INR382 ISBN: 9780723273233

When Dorothy and her little dog Toto end up in the Land of Oz, they and their friends the scarecrow, tin man and cowardly lion have many adventures on their way to see the Wizard of Oz! Read it yourself with Ladybird is one of Ladybird''s best-selling series. For over thirty-five years it has helped young children who are learning to read develop and improve their reading skills. Each Read it yourself book is very carefully written to include many key, high-frequency words that are vital for learning to read, as well as a limited number of story words that are introduced and practised throughout. Simple sentences and frequently repeated words help to build the confidence of beginner readers and the four different levels of books support children all the way from very first reading practice through to independent, fluent reading. Each book has been carefully checked by educational consultants and can be read independently at home or used in a guided reading session at school. Further content includes comprehension puzzles, helpful notes for parents, carers and teachers, and book band information for use in schools. The Wizard of Oz is a Level 4 Read it yourself title, ideal for children who are ready to read longer stories with a wider vocabulary and are keen to read independently.
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Read It Yourself With Ladybird Monster Next Door by Ladybird Ladybird : INR382 ISBN: 9780723295242

The Monster Next Door George wants to be a monster, just like his neighbour Green. Green wants be normal, just like George. What happens when they swap families for a day? Read it yourself with Ladybird is one of Ladybird''s best-selling reading series. For over thirty-five years it has helped young children who are learning to read develop and improve their reading skills. Each Read it yourself book is very carefully written to include many key, high-frequency words that are vital for learning to read, as well as a limited number of story words that are introduced and practised throughout. Simple sentences and frequently repeated words help to build the confidence of beginner readers and the four different levels of books support children all the way from very first reading practice through to independent, fluent reading. There are more than ninety titles in the Read it yourself series, ranging from classic fairy tales and traditional world stories to favourite children''s brands such as Peppa Pig, Angry Birds and Peter Rabbit. All-new, first reference titles complete the range, with information books about favourite subjects that even the most reluctant readers will enjoy. Each book has been carefully checked by educational consultants and can be read independently at home or used in a guided reading session at school. Further content includes comprehension questions or puzzles, helpful notes for parents, carers and teachers, and book band information for use in schools. The Monster Next Door is a Level 2 Read it yourself book, ideal for children who have received some initial reading instruction and can read short, simple sentences with help.
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Key Words With Peter And Jane #4 Fun At The Farm Series B by Ladybird : INR343 ISBN: 9781409301202

Key Words with Peter and Jane uses the most frequently met words in the English language as a starting point for learning to read successfully and confidently. The Key Words reading scheme is scientifically researched and world renowned. In book 4b, Peter and Jane meet the animals at a farm in 41 new words including, ''work'', ''thanks'', ''stop'' and ''horses''. Once this book has been completed, the child moves on to book 4c. The Key Words with Peter and Jane books work because each of the key words is introduced gradually and repeated frequently. This builds confidence in children when they recognise these key words on sight (also known as the ''look and say'' method of learning). Examples of key words are: the, one, two, he. There are 12 levels, each with 3 books: a, b, and c. Series a:Gradually introduces new words. Series b:Provides further practise of words featured in the ''a'' series. Series c:Links reading with writing and phonics. All the words that have been introduced in each ''a'' and ''b'' book are also reinforced in the ''c'' books.
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Key Words With Peter And Jane #4 Say The Sound Series C by Ladybird : INR310 ISBN: 9781409301219

Key Words with Peter and Jane uses the most frequently met words in the English language as a starting point for learning to read successfully and confidently. The Key Words reading scheme is scientifically researched and world renowned. Book 4c provides the link with writing for the words used in readers 4a and 4b. Once this book has been completed, the child can move on to book 5a. The Key Words with Peter and Jane books work because each of the key words is introduced gradually and repeated frequently. This builds confidence in children when they recognise these key words on sight (also known as the ''look and say'' method of learning). Examples of key words are: the, one, two, he. There are 12 levels, each with 3 books: a, b, and c. Series a:Gradually introduces new words. Series b:Provides further practise of words featured in the ''a'' series. Series c:Links reading with writing and phonics. All the words that have been introduced in each ''a'' and ''b'' book are also reinforced in the ''c'' books.
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How To Be A Medieval Woman by Margery Kempe : INR243 ISBN: 9780241252260

''And then he, completely astonished at her words, left off his lewdness, saying to her as many a man had done before, Either you are a truly good woman or else a truly wicked woman. '' Brave, outspoken and guaranteed to annoy people wherever she went - including exasperated fellow pilgrims in Jerusalem and her long-suffering husband - Margery Kempe was one of the most vivid and unforgettable voices of the Middle Ages. Whether travelling alone, getting herself arrested or having visions of marrying Jesus, Margery repeatedly defied feminine convention - and also managed to compose the first autobiography in English, despite being unable to read or write. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics'' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.
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Key Words With Peter And Jane #7 Fun And Games Series B by Ladybird : INR310 ISBN: 9781409301271

Key Words with Peter and Jane uses the most frequently met words in the English language as a starting point for learning to read successfully and confidently. The Key Words reading scheme is scientifically researched and world renowned. In book 7b, Peter and Jane show all the games they like to play in 68 new words including, ''holiday'', ''woman'', ''along'' and ''back''. Once this book has been completed, the child moves on to book 7c. The Key Words with Peter and Jane books work because each of the key words is introduced gradually and repeated frequently. This builds confidence in children when they recognise these key words on sight (also known as the ''look and say'' method of learning). Examples of key words are: the, one, two, he. There are 12 levels, each with 3 books: a, b, and c. Series a:Gradually introduces new words. Series b:Provides further practise of words featured in the ''a'' series. Series c:Links reading with writing and phonics. All the words that have been introduced in each ''a'' and ''b'' book are also reinforced in the ''c'' books.
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Key Words With Peter And Jane #7 Easy To Sound Series C by Ladybird : INR228 ISBN: 9781409301288

Key Words with Peter and Jane uses the most frequently met words in the English language as a starting point for learning to read successfully and confidently. The Key Words reading scheme is scientifically researched and world renowned. Book 7c provides the link with writing for the words introduced in Readers 7a and 7b. Once this book has been completed, the child can move on to book 8a. The Key Words with Peter and Jane books work because each of the key words is introduced gradually and repeated frequently. This builds confidence in children when they recognise these key words on sight (also known as the ''look and say'' method of learning). Examples of key words are: the, one, two, he. There are 12 levels, each with 3 books: a, b, and c. Series a:Gradually introduces new words. Series b:Provides further practise of words featured in the ''a'' series. Series c:Links reading with writing and phonics. All the words that have been introduced in each ''a'' and ''b'' book are also reinforced in the ''c'' books.
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Key Words With Peter And Jane #8 Sunny Days Series A by Ladybird : INR320 ISBN: 9781409301295

Key Words with Peter and Jane uses the most frequently met words in the English language as a starting point for learning to read successfully and confidently. The Key Words reading scheme is scientifically researched and world renowned. Book 8a features Peter and Jane enjoying the summer in 91 new words, including ''week'', ''slow'', ''clothes'' and ''nothing''. Once this book has been completed, the child moves on to book 8b. The Key Words with Peter and Jane books work because each of the key words is introduced gradually and repeated frequently. This builds confidence in children when they recognise these key words on sight (also known as the ''look and say'' method of learning). Examples of key words are: the, one, two, he. There are 12 levels, each with 3 books: a, b, and c. Series a:Gradually introduces new words. Series b:Provides further practise of words featured in the ''a'' series. Series c:Links reading with writing and phonics. All the words that have been introduced in each ''a'' and ''b'' book are also reinforced in the ''c'' books.
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Modern Classics Orlando A Biography by Virginia Woolf : INR801 ISBN: 9780141184272

Once described as the ''longest and most charming love-letter in literature'', the Virginia Woolf''s Orlando is edited by Brenda Lyons with an introduction and notes by Sandra M. Gilbert in Penguin Classics. Written for Virginia Woolf''s intimate friend, the charismatic writer Vita Sackville-West, Orlando is a playful mock ''biography'' of a chameleonic historical figure, immortal and ageless, who changes sex and identity on a whim. First masculine, then feminine, Orlando begins life as a young sixteenth-century nobleman, then gallops through three centuries to end up as a woman writer in Virginia Woolf''s own time. A wry commentary on gender roles and modes of history, Orlando is also, in Woolf''s own words, a light-hearted ''writer''s holiday'' which delights in ambiguity and capriciousness. Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) is regarded as a major 20th century author and essayist, a key figure in literary history as a feminist and modernist, and the centre of ''The Bloomsbury Group''. This informal collective of artists and writers, which included Lytton Strachey and Roger Fry, exerted a powerful influence over early twentieth-century British culture. Between 1925 and 1931 Virginia Woolf produced what are now regarded as her finest masterpieces, from Mrs Dalloway (1925) to the poetic and highly experimental novel The Waves (1931). She also maintained an astonishing output of literary criticism, short fiction, journalism and biography, including the playfully subversive Orlando (1928) and A Room of One''s Own (1929) a passionate feminist essay. If you enjoyed Orlando, you might like Woolf''s The Waves, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. ''I read this book and believed it was a hallucinogenic, interactive biography of my own life and future''Tilda Swinton
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Midwinter Tales From Moominvalley by Tove Jansson : INR1282 ISBN: 9780241360248

Penguin presents the audio CD edition of Midwinter Tales from Moominvalley by Tove Jansson, read by Hugh Dennis. Moominvalley in November Winter is approaching, and the Fillyjonk, the Hemulen, Toft and others have travelled far and wide to visit Moominvalley to see the Moomins. But when they arrive, they discover the Moomins are nowhere to be seen. As they settle in to wait for their return, they start to realize that not everything is as it seems. Moominland Midwinter The Moomins sleep through the winter. Or they did, until one day when Moomintroll wakes up to discover a world where the sun does not rise - and what''s that cold, white powder covering the earth? Alone and frightened, can Moomintroll learn to survive in a world so unlike the one he loves?
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The House On The Edge Of The Cliff by Carol Drinkwater : INR1320 ISBN: 9780718188221

**Available to pre-order now - Carol Drinkwater''s epic story of enduring love and betrayal, from Paris in the sixties to the present day** No one else knows what happened that summer. Or so she believes. Grace first came to France a lifetime ago. Young and full of dreams of adventure, she met two very different men. She fell under the spell of one. The other fell under hers. Until one summer night shattered everything. Now, Grace is living an idyllic life with her husband, sheltered from the world in a magnificent Provençal villa, perched atop a windswept cliff. Every day she looks out over the sea - the only witness to that fateful night years ago. Until a stranger arrives at the house. A stranger who knows everything. The past and present spectacularly collide in this gripping story of love and betrayal echoing across the decades . . . Praise for Carol Drinkwater: ''Secrets, tragedy, hidden pasts and family secrest all set in glorious Provence - I loved this'' Santa Montefiore ''This is a story to savour, complete with wonderful settings stretching from Paris to the glorious countryside of southern France'' Dinah Jefferies ''A lovely book packed with the sunshine, scents and savours of the South of France'' Daily Mail
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Untitled Joe Stark 3 by Matthew Frank : INR1320 ISBN: 9780718187200

Matthew Frank lives in Kent with his wife and three young sons. Between family life and work as an architect he tries to squeeze in a bit of mountain biking, scuba diving and midnight writing. Find out more at www.matthewfrank.co.uk
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Funnybones: Book And Cd by Janet Ahlberg : INR746 ISBN: 9780141378282

This is how the story begins. On a dark dark hill there was a dark dark town. In the dark dark town there was a dark dark street . . . This new edition of the classic story includes an accompanying CD, featuring the story read by acclaimed comic actor Stephen Mangan. Janet and Allan''s frightfully funny Hallowe''en classic tells the story of three skeletons - a big skeleton, a little skeleton and a dog skeleton - who venture out of their cellar one night to find someone to scare, only to find that everyone is in bed. Who will they scare now?!
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Roald Dahl Scribble Book by Roald Dahl : INR707 ISBN: 9780141368245

Draw your own Chocolate Factory! Design a fantastic home for Mr Fox! Dream some dreams! Write, draw and imagine your way through this fun collection of creative activities, all inspired by the wonderful world of Roald Dahl.
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Songs And Verse by Roald Dahl : INR1886 ISBN: 9780141369235

Think of your favourite Roald Dahl moment and surely a song or verse cannot be far away... SONGS AND VERSE has seven sections bursting with rhymes about monsters, magical creatures, gruesome children, ghastly adults as well as a few unusual surprises. From the strange and scrumptious dishes enjoyed by James''s Centipede to George and his marvellous medicine, and from greedy Augustus Gloop to the Giraffe and the Pelly and Me there are many classics here together with some previously unpublished treats. With a foreword and opening illustrations by Quentin Blake, and illustrations throughout from other award-winning artists such as Babette Cole, Lauren Child, Chris Riddell, Alel Scheffler and Tony Ross, you will find a touch of magic on every page.
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The Anatomy Of Melancholy by Robert Burton : INR1698 ISBN: 9780141192284

A new Penguin Classics edition of Burton''s masterpiece - ostensibly a guidebook to melancholia or depression, in reality an all-encompassing examination of the human condition. The Anatomy of Melancholy is the vast and only work by Robert Burton, the 17th-century English priest and scholar. It ''opens and cuts up'' the condition of melancholy, or depression as we know it today, and in doing so explores a dizzying range of additional topics, including goblins, beauty, the geography of America, digestion, the passions, alcohol and kissing. Burton believed that reading was a cure for melancholy, and so the book itself - one of the most unique and uncategorisable works of all time - can be seen as a tonic for the very condition it describes.
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The Keeper by Alastair Gunn : INR893 ISBN: 9781405923200

Faced with seemingly unconnected murders multiplying at an alarming rate, can DCI Antonia Hawkins expose the killer before she becomes the next victim? The Keeper is the third instalment in the gripping DCI Antonia Hawkins series, from bestseller Alastair Gunn. Let the games begin. A man is found buried in a secluded wood on the outskirts of London. Naked, beaten and bruised; forensics show that he hasn''t eaten in the 24 hours before his murder. To DCI Antonia Hawkins it looks like a vicious, targeted attack. The hunt is on. But as more bodies are unearthed in the same state, Hawkins struggles to find a pattern in the seemingly random killings as the body count continues to climb. But who is the hunter? A unique kind of serial killer. One that is playing a twisted game. And so far the killer is the one winning . . .
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Modern Classics Journeys End by R C Sherriff : INR896 ISBN: 9780141183268

Hailed by George Bernard Shaw as ''useful [corrective] to the romantic conception of war'', R.C. Sherriff''s Journey''s End is an unflinching vision of life in the trenches towards the end of the First World War, published in Penguin Classics. Set in the First World War, Journey''s End concerns a group of British officers on the front line and opens in a dugout in the trenches in France. Raleigh, a new eighteen-year-old officer fresh out of English public school, joins the besieged company of his friend and cricketing hero Stanhope, and finds him dramatically changed. Laurence Olivier starred as Stanhope in the first performance of Journey''s End in 1928; the play was an instant stage success and remains a remarkable anti-war classic. R.C. Sherriff (1896-1975) joined the army shortly after the outbreak of the First World War, serving as a captain in the East Surrey regiment. After the war, an interest in amateur theatricals led him to try his hand at writing. Following rejection by many theatre managements, Journey''s End was given a single performance by the Incorporated Stage Society, in which Lawrence Olivier took the lead role. The play''s enormous success enabled Sherriff to become a full-time writer, with plays such as Badger''s Green (1930), St Helena (1935), and The Long Sunset (1955); though he is also remembered as a screenplay writer, for films such as The Invisible Man (1933), Goodbye Mr Chips (1933) and The Dam Busters (1955). If you enjoyed Journey''s End, you might like Robert Graves''s Goodbye to All That, available in Penguin Modern Classics. ''Its unrelenting tension, and its regard for human decency in a vast world of human waste, are impressive and, even now, moving'' Clive Barnes
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Burn My Heart by Beverly Naidoo : INR655 ISBN: 9780141321240

The Mau Mau – the name of a secret society that once struck terror into the hearts of British settlers in Kenya. An episode in history that ended in a State of Emergency, with violent and brutal acts dividing a nation. This is an intensely personal and vivid story of two boys: one black, one white. Once they were friends even though their circumstances are very different. But in a country riven by fear and prejudice, even the best of friends can betray one another . . . Internationally acclaimed and award-winning author Beverley Naidoo explores new territory in this beautifully realized and moving story set in Britain''s colonial past.
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The Complete And Essential Jack The Ripper by Paul Begg : INR943 ISBN: 9780718178246

Discover the truth behind the myth in The Complete Jack the Ripper by Paul Begg and John Bennett. Whitechapel, 1888: a spate of brutal murders becomes the most notorious criminal episode in London''s history. The killer, chillingly nicknamed ''The Whitechapel Murderer'', ''Leather Apron'' and, most famously, ''Jack the Ripper'', is never brought to justice for the slaughter and mutilation of at least five women in the slums of East London. But the mystery is deepened by a letter sent From Hell to Scotland Yard, accompanied by half of a preserved human kidney... In this comprehensive account of London''s most infamous killer, the foremost authorities on the case explore the facts behind the most grisly episode of the Victorian era. Setting the scene in the impoverished East End, the authors'' meticulous research offers detailed accounts of the lives of the victims and an examination of the police investigation. The Complete Jack the Ripper is the definitive book by Paul Begg and John Bennett, exploring both the myth and reality behind the allusive killer. Paul Begg and John Bennett are researchers and authors, widely recognized as authorities on Jack the Ripper. Paul Begg''s books include Jack the Ripper: The Facts, Jack the Ripper: The Definitive History, and he is a co-author of The Jack the Ripper A to Z. John Bennett has written numerous articles and lectured frequently on Jack the Ripper and the East End of London. He has acted as adviser to and participated in documentaries made by television channels worldwide and was the co-writer for the successful Channel 5 programme Jack the Ripper: The Definitive Story. He is author of E1: A Journey Through Whitechapel and Spitalfields and co-author of Jack the Ripper: CSI Whitechapel.
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Evolution (a Ladybird Expert) by Steve Jones : INR801 ISBN: 9780718186289

** THE PERFECT STOCKING FILLER FOR AN INQUISITIVE MIND. ** Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Evolution is a clear, simple and entertaining introduction to Charles Darwin''s pioneering and revolutionary theory of how all life changes through natural selection. Written by broadcaster, prize-winning author and geneticist Professor Steve Jones, it explores the extraordinary diversity of life on our planet through the complex interactions of one very simple theory. You''ll discover the common origins of dogs and Brussels sprouts, how it is we''re all mutants, where wings, ears and tails came from, why sex is good for you, how some dinosaurs evolved and survived, and why human evolution may finally have stopped. Written by the leading lights and most outstanding communicators in their fields, the Ladybird Expert books provide clear, accessible and authoritative introductions to subjects drawn from science, history and culture. Other books currently available in the Ladybird Expert series include:· Climate Change· Quantum Mechanics For an adult readership, the Ladybird Expert series is produced in the same iconic small hardback format pioneered by the original Ladybirds. Each beautifully illustrated book features the first new illustrations produced in the original Ladybird style for nearly forty years.
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Shackleton (a Ladybird Expert Book) by Ben Saunders : INR801 ISBN: 9780718187279

** THE PERFECT STOCKING FILLER FOR ANY DARING ADVENTURER ** Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Shackleton is a clear, simple and enlightening introduction to perhaps the most extraordinary survival stories of all time. Polar explorer Ben Saunders draws on his own experience of the Antarctic to bring to life the history, dangers and challenges of Shackleton''s Endurance expedition. Inside, you''ll discover how Shackleton, by successfully bringing all his men home in the face of near insurmountable odds, earned his reputation as one of the greatest leaders in history. Written by the leading lights and most outstanding communicators in their fields, the Ladybird Expert books provide clear, accessible and authoritative introductions to subjects drawn from science, history and culture. Other books currently available in the Ladybird Expert series include:· Climate Change· Quantum Mechanics· Evolution· Battle of Britain For an adult readership, the Ladybird Expert series is produced in the same iconic small hardback format pioneered by the original Ladybirds. Each beautifully illustrated book features the first new illustrations produced in the original Ladybird style for nearly forty years.
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Bubbles: A Ladybird Expert Book by Helen Czerski : INR824 ISBN: 9780718188290

** THE PERFECT STOCKING FILLER FOR ANY SCIENCE LOVER/SCIENCE NERD/ASPIRING SCIENTIST. ** Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Bubbles is a clear, surprising and entertaining introduction to the science of bubbles. Bubbles are beautiful, ephemeral, fun, fragile, jolly and slightly unpredictable. We''re all familiar with them, but we don''t often ask what they actually are. The great scientists of the Western world - Robert Hooke, Isaac Newton, Lord Rayleigh and more - studied bubbles seriously. They recognised that they had a lot to say about the nature of the physical world, and they poked, prodded and listened to find out what it was. In the years since, we''ve learned that this bulbous arrangement of liquid and gas does things that neither the gas or the liquid could do by itself. Written by the celebrated physicist and oceanographer Helen Czerski, Bubbles explores how everything from the way drinks taste to the Earth''s temperature are influenced by bubbles. This book has a message: never underestimate a bubble! Written by the leading lights and most outstanding communicators in their fields, the Ladybird Expert books provide clear, accessible and authoritative introductions to subjects drawn from science, history and culture. For an adult readership, the Ladybird Expert series is produced in the same iconic small hardback format pioneered by the original Ladybirds. Each beautifully illustrated book features the first new illustrations produced in the original Ladybird style for nearly forty years.
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Find The Girl 2 by Lucy Connell : INR801 ISBN: 9780241340295

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A Pelican Book: Anthropology by Matthew Engelke : INR922 ISBN: 9780141983226

''Subtle and self-reflexive. . . an excellent overview of the debates and issues that have shaped this hugely influential social science'' - Guardian How does anthropology help us understand who we are? What can it tell us about culture, from Melanesia to the City of London? Why does it matter? For well over one hundred years, social and cultural anthropologists have traversed the world from urban Zimbabwe to suburban England, Beijing to Barcelona, uncovering surprising facts, patterns, predilections and, sometimes, the inexplicable, in terms of how humans organize their lives and articulate their values. By weaving together theories and examples from around the world, Matthew Engelke brilliantly shows why anthropology matters: not only because it allows us to understand other points of view, but also because in the process, it reveals something about ourselves too.
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Revolutionary Iran: A History Of The Islamic Republic by Michael Axworthy : INR987 ISBN: 9780141046235

The definitive history of the Iran-Iraq war, and revolutionary Iran, essential for understanding the country today For over 30 years the Islamic Republic has resisted widespread condemnation, sanctions, and sustained attacks by Iraq in an eight-year war. Many policy-makers today share a weary wish that Iran would somehow just disappear as a problem. But with Iran''s continuing commitment to a nuclear programme and its reputation as a trouble-maker in Afghanistan, Lebanon and elsewhere, this is unlikely any time soon. The slow demise of the 2009 ''Green Revolution'' shows that Revolutionary Iran''s institutions are still formidable. This is the definitive history of this subject, from one of the world''s principal experts.
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Charlotte Sometimes by Penelope Farmer : INR707 ISBN: 9780141379210

It is Charlotte''s first night at boarding school. Before she goes to sleep, she sees from the window a corner of the new building. But when she wakes up, instead of the building there is a huge, dark cedar tree, and the girl in the next bed is not the girl who slept there last night. She calls Charlotte ''Clare'', and says she is her younger sister Emily. Somehow, Charlotte has slipped back forty years.
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The Silence Of The Girls by Pat Barker : INR943 ISBN: 9780241983201

Queen Briseis has been stolen from her conquered homeland and given as a concubine to a foreign warrior. The warrior is Achilles: famed hero, loathed enemy, ruthless butcher, darkly troubled spirit. Briseis''s fate is now indivisibly entwined with his. No one knows it yet, but there are just ten weeks to go until the Fall of Troy, the end of this long and bitter war. This is the start of The Iliad: the most famous war story ever told. The next ten weeks will be a story of male power, male ego, male violence. But what of the women? The thousands of female slaves in the soldiers'' camp - in the laundry, at the loom, laying out the dead? Briseis is one of their number - and she will be our witness to history.
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Great Ideas V The Wolfman by Sigmund Freud : INR352 ISBN: 9780141192208

This is Freud''s groundbreaking study of a wealthy young Russian man, subject to psychotic episodes and neuroses. Through the patient''s dream of childhood wolves, Freud was able to determine his real problem - that of infantile neurosis brought about by a sexual complex and an Oedipal fixation. GREAT IDEAS. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.
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The Hodgeheg by Dick King-smith : INR613 ISBN: 9780141370224

Max is a hedgehog who lives with his family in a nice little home, but it''s on the wrong side of the road from the Park where there''s a beautiful lily pond and plenty of juicy slugs, worms and snails! The busy road is dangerous but Max is determined to make his way across. If humans can do it, why can''t hedgehogs? His first attempt ends in a nasty bump on the head and, when Max tries to speak, he realises his words are all mixed up. He is no longer a hedgehog but a hodge-heg! Still determined to fulfil his mission, Max discovers the best way to cross the road - with the help of the lollipop lady and some careful detective work . . . From the number-one author for animal magic comes this wonderful new edition of The Hodgeheg.
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William Iv (penguin Monarchs) by Roger Knight : INR1084 ISBN: 9780141977201

William IV, the ''Sailor King'', reigned for just seven years. Rash and impetuous as a young man, he was sent to join the navy by his father, George III, to bring him to order, but he was overpromoted at an early age and saw his years of active service marked by a series of calamities. He was also notorious for his mounting debts and his long relationship with the actress Mrs Jordan, with whom he had ten children. Yet, as Roger Knight, one of Britain''s foremost naval historians, shows in this concise and perceptive biography, William''s bluff, unpolished sailor''s manner made him popular with the people. Inheriting the throne amid strikes, riots and the push for parliamentary reform, he helped see the country through the great constitutional crisis of the era. Despite his many flaws, he was perhaps a better king than sailor, leaving the monarchy in a healthier state than when he found it, and enabling the smooth succession of his niece, Victoria.
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Damaged Goods: The Inside Story Of Sir Philip Green, The Collapse Of Bhs And The Death Of The H Igh Street by Oliver Shah : INR1037 ISBN: 9780241341247

DISCOVER THE SHOCKING TRUTH BEHIND THE BUSINESS AND LIFESTYLE OF SIR PHILIP GREEN In this jaw-dropping expose, Oliver Shah uncovers the truth behind one of Britain''s biggest business scandals, following Sir Philip Green''s journey to the big time, the wild excesses of his heyday and his dramatic demise. Stunning praise for the book: ''A detailed and entertaining dismantling of the ''king of the high street'''' Guardian ''Superb'' Evening Standard ''From the glitzy parties to the threatening phone calls, the larger-than-life characters to the speedy downfall, this real-life tale of hubris has all the elements of a Greek tragedy'' City AM ''Entertaining stuff, pacily written. Filled with colourful characters - and expletives'' The Times ''Shah has written a hard-hitting, often funny, ultimately sobering tale of how fortunes were made and lost in late 20th and early 21st century Britain'' Financial Times The author: Oliver Shah is the award-winning Business Editor of the Sunday Times who uncovered the methods Green used to amass his gigantic offshore fortune and the desperation that drove his doomed BHS deal. Shah was named business journalist of the year at both the Press Awards and London Press Club Awards in 2017 for his investigation into Sir Philip Green. He studied English at Cambridge University and journalism at City University before joining City AM in 2009 and the Sunday Times in 2010. Aged 34, Shah lives in east London.
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Italian Food by Elizabeth David : INR969 ISBN: 9780140273274

In Italian Food, Elizabeth David was the first to help us understand the real country cooking of Italy. Italian Food was an inspiration to British cooks when it was first published in 1954 - and it remains so to this day. Embracing the variety, richness and vibrancy of Italian cooking, with particularly reference to regional variation, Elizabeth David provides a magnificent and inspiring collection of favourite dishes as well as those more rarely encountered. With straightforward recipes for meals such as Piedmontese cheese fondue, fettuccine with fresh tomato sauce and chicken breasts with ham and cheese, Elizabeth David brings us the authentic taste of Italian food. ''Elizabeth David''s clear and unpretentious directions for the enjoyment of good food have never been surpassed'' Daily Mail ''Not only did she transform the way we cooked but she is a delight to read'' Express on Sunday ''Britain''s most inspirational food writer'' Independent ''When you read Elizabeth David, you get perfect pitch. There is an understanding and evocation of flavours, colours, scents and places that lights up the page'' Guardian ''Not only did she transform the way we cooked but she is a delight to read'' Express on Sunday Elizabeth David (1913-1992) is the woman who changed the face of British cooking. Having travelled widely during the Second World War, she introduced post-war Britain to the sun-drenched delights of the Mediterranean and her recipes brought new flavours and aromas into kitchens across Britain. After her classic first book Mediterranean Food followed more bestsellers, including French Country Cooking, Summer Cooking, French Provincial Cooking, Italian Food, Elizabeth David''s Christmas and At Elizabeth David''s Table.
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The Invisible Dog by Dick King-smith : INR613 ISBN: 9780141370255

A little girl who desperately wants a dog introduces an imaginary Great Dane called Henry into her home. Her wish comes true when she is allowed a real Henry. Was old Mrs Garrow, with her cackling laugh and black cat, responsible for her wish coming true? From the number one author for animal magic comes a wonderful new edition of this much loved classic.
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Martin's Mice by Dick King-smith : INR613 ISBN: 9780141370262

Unlike most kittens, Martin doesn''t like eating mice - let alone catching them. When he catches one by mistake he decides to keep it as a pet and soon Drusilla the mouse is established in an old bath tub in the attic. Martin is kept busy getting food, water, bedding - and then Drusilla''s babies start to arrive. How can Martin cope with all his mice? From the number one author of animal magic comes this wonderful new edition of Martin''s Mice.
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Jane Austen: A Life by Claire Tomalin : INR924 ISBN: 9780241963272

Jane Austen is the definitive biography of one of Britain''s best-loved novelists, from the acclaimed author of Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self, Charles Dickens: A Life and The Invisible Woman ''As near perfect a life of Austen as we are likely to get: intelligent, feeling, suggestive'' Carmen Callil, Daily Telegraph ''Tomalin has written a biography that reflects Austen''s own exacting standards, a book that radiates intelligence, wit and insight'' Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times ''Of all the Austen biographies, this is the best ... leaves the reader with a much deeper appreciation of the circumstances and motivation behind the creation of those six perfect novels'' Harpers & Queen ''I cannot think that a better life of Jane Austen then Claire Tomalin''s will be written for many years.'' Philip Hensher, Mail on Sunday ''A perfect biography: detailed, witty, warm. Tomalin involves us so deeply that Austen''s final illness and death come almost as a personal tragedy to the reader'' Dirk Bogarde, Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year
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The Boarding House by William Trevor : INR885 ISBN: 9780241969274

The Boarding House by William Trevor - a darkly comic novel by one of the world''s best writers William Bird has always taken in boarders who are on the fringes of society: the petty conman, the immigrant who''s never been able to fit in, the blustering officer who really doesn''t know what''s what , and the just plain lonely. He''s built a unique place with a unique atmosphere. But then he realizes he''s dying, and he decides to leave the place to the two tenants likely to cause the greatest amount of trouble, and the whole enterprise goes up in smoke. William Trevor''s dark comedy, reminiscent of Evelyn Waugh and Muriel Spark, was his second novel. ''Trevor has the knack of slicing life so that it reveals lower layers we have not suspected'' Daily Mail ''He tells you the most outrageous things in a most pleasant manner, hardly ever raising his voice'' Guardian William Trevor was born in Mitchelstown, County Cork, in 1928, and was educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He has lived in England for many years. The author of numerous acclaimed collections of short stories and novels, he has won many awards including the Whitbread Book of the Year, The James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence. He has been shortlisted three times for the Booker Prize: in 1976 with his novel The Children of Dynmouth, in 1991 with Reading Turgenev and in 2002 with The Story of Lucy Gault. He recently received the prestigious David Cohen Literature Prize in recognition of a lifetime''s literary achievement.
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Too Many Tears by Fiona Doyle : INR656 ISBN: 9781844883233

As heard on BBC Radio 4''s Woman''s Hour ''Ireland and its people know that Fiona Doyle is a trailblazer'' Sunday Independent ''A wrenching read ... Doyle resists giving her story a Hollywood gloss'' Irish Independent ''[A] hopeful, horrific read'' Ray D''Arcy, Today FM ''A testament to her resolve and courage. A remarkable story by a remarkable woman'' Irish Times ''Always inspirational'' National Women''s Council of Ireland @NWCI ''Fiona Doyle is a hero'' Roisin Ingle @roisiningle ''Well worth reading'' Colette Fitzpatrick, MidWeek, TV3 Too Many Tears is the moving and inspiring story of how Fiona Doyle came through the agony and humiliation of being sexually abused by her father, how she foudn the strength to seek justice, and how she coped when, at the final hurdle, it appeared that he was about to escape prison. For as long as she can remember, and well into her teens, Fiona''s father raped and abused her. Her mother blamed Fiona for leading him on. The effects on her life were catastrophic. Fiona first reported her father, Patrick O''Brien, to the authorities in the early nineties but the police investigation went nowhere. She made a second complaint in 2010 and this time, it appeared, O''Brien would face the consequences of his crimes . He, pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting his daughter and Fiona assumed the next time she came to court, he would be going to jail. Instead, shockingly, having suspended nine years of a twelve-year sentence, the judge released O''Brien on bail. Three days later, following a national outcry and questions in parliament, the presiding judge expressed his ''profound regret'' to Fiona Doyle and sent O''Brien to jail. Too Many Tears is Fiona Doyle''s story of abuse and its aftermath - the turmoil and isolation she experienced as a child and young girl, the devastating price she continued to pay in her adult life, and how finally she had the courage and tenacity to take on her father - and the authorities - to make him face up to what he had done. It is a startling and inspiring story of survival and hope against the odds.
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Ladybird Classics Alice In Wonderland by Ladybird Ladybird : INR665 ISBN: 9781409311232

A perfect first illustrated introduction to the classic story for younger readersAlice in Wonderland has been sensitively abridged and retold to make it suitable for sharing with young children, while retaining all the best-loved parts of the story, such as the White Rabbit, the Queen of Hearts, the Mad Hatter, and the Cheshire Cat.
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Cold Christmas by Alastair Gunn : INR801 ISBN: 9781405923224

''Tis the season for dead bodies... In the small village of Cold Christmas there''s a church that faces the wrong way . . . What has it to do with the three dead men found in a London flat? As Christmas approaches DCI Antonia Hawkins has a killer to catch. Only she can''t predict what is waiting for her at the end of the chase. Nobody remembers the young men entering the abandoned London flat a few weeks ago. Nobody cares if they left. Until the unbearable smell of decay. DCI Antonia Hawkins is called in to view the dead men; three, lying neat in a row. There''s no damage to the bodies, no obvious cause of death. Is this a suicide pact? Or is that just how it''s meant to look? If there is a link between the three very different men then Hawkins needs to find it, and fast. Because unless she does, more are going to die. And they might not all be strangers. ''Stunning plot twist which I never saw coming . . . brilliantly done'' Crime Fiction Lover on My Bloody Valentine ''A truly terrifying debut novel'' My Weekly on The Advent Killer ''This is a strong, spell-binding crime novel that shows much promise of dark treasures to come from this author'' Crimesquad on The Advent Killer
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Brother In The Land by Robert Swindells : INR801 ISBN: 9780241331231

An ''After-the-Bomb'' story told by teenage Danny, one of the survivors - one of the unlucky ones. Set in Shipley, an ordinary town in the north of England, this is a powerful portrayal of a world that has broken down. Danny not only has to cope in a world of lawlessness and gang warfare, but he has to protect and look after his little brother, Ben, and a girl called Kim. Is there any hope left for a new world?
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Doctor Who: The Illustrated Adventures by Bbc : INR1471 ISBN: 9781405927222

A brand new guide illustrated with over 100 pieces of original fan art, showcasing the best stories from 54 years of Doctor Who. Profiling 100 of the most beloved Doctor Who TV stories, this book is filled with essential information and original art drawn by fans themselves. From thousands of entries, the illustrations inside were chosen as winning pieces as part of an official Puffin Doctor Who fan art compeition held in early 2017. Spanning the First Doctor''s era to the Twelfth, this stunning book is a must-have Christmas gift and keepsake for any Doctor Who fan.
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Gods And Warriors: The Outsiders (book One) by Michelle Paver : INR943 ISBN: 9780141339269

''If an Outsider wields the blade, the House of Koronos burns...'' Hylas is only a boy but he knows three things: The Gods exist. Magic is real. Somebody wants him dead. Hunted and alone, Hylas is desperate to find his missing sister. His quest takes him across the hostile mountains and treacherous seas of Ancient Greece. His only friend is a girl on the run. His only guide is a wild dolphin. And his murderous enemies are closing in... ''Electrifying'' - Independent on Sunday ''The reader''s attention is caught from the first line...spellbinding'' - Telegraph ''Set to become another children''s classic'' - Books for Keeps Michelle Paver was born in Malawi in 1960 and moved to England when she was three. After gaining a degree in biochemistry from Oxford, she became a partner in a City law firm, but gave that up to write full-time. To research her stories about animals and the distant past, she has travelled in the Arctic, the Mediterranean and Egypt, swum with dolphins and killer whales, and encountered bears, boars and wolves. She is the author of the internationally bestselling Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, the final book of which won the 2010 Guardian Children''s Fiction Prize.
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After Tamerlane: The Global History Of Empire by John Darwin : INR1006 ISBN: 9780141010229

Tamerlane, the Ottomans, the Mughals, the Manchus, the British, the Soviets, the Japanese and the Nazis. All built empires they hoped would last forever: all were destined to fail. But, as John Darwin shows in his magnificent book, their empire building created the world we know today. From the death of Tamerlane in 1405, last of the ‘world conquerors’, to the rise and fall of European empires, and from America’s growing colonial presence to the resurgence of India and China as global economic powers, After Tamerlane provides a wonderfully intriguing perspective on the past, present and future of empires.
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Napoleon's Wars by Charles Esdaile : INR1035 ISBN: 9780141014203

No other soldier has provoked as much anger or as much fervour as Napoleon Bonaparte. Was he a monster, driven on by an endless, ruinous quest for military adventure – or was he a social and political visionary, brought down by petty reactionaries clinging to their privileges? Charles Esdaile’s major new work reframes our understanding of Napoleon. Napoleon’s Wars looks beyond the insatiable greed for glory to create a new, genuinely international context for Napoleon’s career. The battles themselves Esdaile sees as almost side-effects, the consequences of rulers being willing to take the immense risks of fighting or supporting Napoleon – risks that could result in the extinction of entire countries and regimes.
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Timeriders The Infinity Cage Book 9 by Alex Scarrow : INR485 ISBN: 9780141337203

Liam O''Connor should have died at sea in 1912. Maddy Carter should have died on a plane in 2010. Sal Vikram should have died in a fire in 2026. But all three have been given a second chance - to work for an agency that no one knows exists. Its purpose: to prevent time travel destroying history . . . The end is approaching for the TimeRiders. In a final effort to prevent time travel destroying history, Liam and Maddy jump forward to 2070 to confront the enigmatic Waldstein and prove once and for all if he is friend or foe. What they discover is more shocking than anyone could have imagined and soon the TimeRiders are on one final mission - back to Biblical times to save the whole of humanity . . .
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The Sheep-pig by Dick King-smith : INR602 ISBN: 9780141370217

The Sheep-pig is one of Dick King-Smith''s most famous tales. It shot to further fame when the film adaptation, Babe, was released in 1995. ''Why can''t I learn to be a Sheep-Pig?'' When Babe, the little orphaned piglet, is won at a fair by Farmer Hogget, he is adopted by Fly, the kind-hearted sheep-dog. Babe is determined to learn everything he can from Fly. He knows he can''t be a sheep-dog. But maybe, just maybe, he might be a sheep-pig. ''An unexpectedly thrilling, funny charmer of a book'' - Guardian ''Dick King-Smith is a huge favourite with children'' - Observer ***Winner of the Guardian Fiction Award*** Dick King-Smith served in the Grenadier Guards during the Second World War, and afterwards spent twenty years as a farmer in Gloucestershire, the country of his birth. Many of his stories are inspired by his farming experiences. He wrote a great number of children''s books, including The Sheep-Pig (winner of the Guardian Award and filmed as Babe), Harry''s Mad, Noah''s Brother, The Queen''s Nose, Martin''s Mice, Ace, The Cuckoo Child and Harriet''s Hare (winner of the Children''s Book Award in 1995). In 2009 he was made an OBE for services to children''s literature. Dick King-Smith died in 2011 at the age of eighty-eight.
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Ladybird Histories: The Battle Of Hastings by Chris Baker : INR811 ISBN: 9780241248225

Packed full of interesting and entertaining details that will delight all readers - from details about important characters to the influence the battle had on the future of England. Everything you need to know about the Battle of Hastings for school homework. Ladybird Histories is a series of books about particular events and people in history that children find especially engaging. Look out for other titles in the series: The Great Fire of London
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The Lifted Veil by George Eliot : INR239 ISBN: 9780241251232

''Why did she stand before me with the candle in her hand, with her cruel contemptuous eyes fixed on me, and the glittering serpent, like a familiar demon, on her breast?'' In this dark novella of Victorian horror, George Eliot explores clairvoyance, fate and the possibility of life after death. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics'' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.
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The Fateful Year: England 1914 by Mark Bostridge : INR1887 ISBN: 9780670919215

The Fateful Year is the story of England in 1914. War with Germany, so often imagined and predicted, finally broke out when people were least prepared for it. Here, among a crowded cast of unforgettable characters, are suffragettes, armed with axes, and celebrity aviators thrilling spectators by looping the loop. With the coming of war, England is beset by spy hysteria and fears of invasion. Patriotic women hand out white feathers to men who have failed to rush to their country''s defence. And as 1914 fades out, England prepares itself for the prospect of a war of long duration.
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The Sea Shell Girl by Linda Finlay : INR754 ISBN: 9781405922227

''Warm and atmospheric, you can practically taste the sea breeze'' The Express **** The dramatic new saga from the author of The Royal Lacemaker, The Girl with the Red Ribbon and Family for Christmas Seventeen-year-old Merryn Dyer has been helping her mother to knit fisherman''s jumpers in a small Cornish village since she was a young girl. Growing up without a father, Merryn is used to barely scraping a living and her mother has always instilled pride and honesty in her. But she dreams of one day having more in life. So when she gets the chance at a job in a nearby city she jumps at the chance, despite her mother''s reservations. However, once out of her village she begins to uncover long-buried secrets about her past that threaten to unravel everything that she thought she knew. ''Take time out for a page-turner about family mysteries and betrayal'' Take-a-Break
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Top Gear Official Annual 2017 by Bbc : INR801 ISBN: 9781405928243

This brand new Top Gear Annual is packed with super cars, super activities and superstar presenters! Join Chris Evans, Matt Le Blanc, Sabine Schmitz, Chris Harris, Eddie Jordan, Rory Reid and, of course, the Stig for motoring japes, crazy challenges, the ancient paper-folding art of Lorrygami and the chance to build your very own supercar.
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Ring Of Steel: Germany And Austria-hungary At War; 1914-1918 by Alexander Watson : INR2385 ISBN: 9781846142215

Sunday Times History Book of the Year 2014 For the empires of Germany and Austria-Hungary the Great War - which had begun with such high hopes for a fast, dramatic outcome - rapidly degenerated as invasions of both France and Serbia ended in catastrophe. For four years the fighting now turned into a siege on a quite monstrous scale. Europe became the focus of fighting of a kind previously unimagined. Despite local successes - and an apparent triumph in Russia - Germany and Austria-Hungary were never able to break out of the the Allies'' ring of steel. In Alexander Watson''s compelling new history of the Great War, all the major events of the war are seen from the perspective of Berlin and Vienna. It is fundamentally a history of ordinary people. In 1914 both empires were flooded by genuine mass enthusiasm and their troubled elites were at one with most of the population. But the course of the war put this under impossible strain, with a fatal rupture between an ever more extreme and unrealistic leadership and an exhausted and embittered people. In the end they failed and were overwhelmed by defeat and revolution.
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Gods And Warriors: The Burning Shadow (book Two) by Michelle Paver : INR954 ISBN: 9780141339283

''If an Outsider wields the blade, the House of Koronos burns...'' A boy on the run. A deadly prophecy. A race against time. Hylas the Outsider is captured by slavers. Set to work in the terrible underground mines of Thalakrea, he learns to his horror that he''s now closer than ever to his murderous enemies, the Crows. He has to escape before they find out he''s here. Pirra, the daughter of the High Priestess, is also on the run. When Fate reunites her with Hylas, their survival depends on ancient magic and an orphaned lion cub - unless the Gods have other plans... ''Electrifying'' - Independent on Sunday ''The reader''s attention is caught from the first line...spellbinding'' - Telegraph ''Set to become another children''s classic'' - Books for Keeps Michelle Paver was born in Malawi in 1960 and moved to England when she was three. After gaining a degree in biochemistry from Oxford, she became a partner in a City law firm, but gave that up to write full-time. To research her stories about animals and the distant past, she has travelled in the Arctic, the Mediterranean and Egypt, swum with dolphins and killer whales, and encountered bears, boars and wolves. She is the author of the internationally bestselling Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, the final book of which won the 2010 Guardian Children''s Fiction Prize.
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The Little Black Classics Eve Of St Agnes by John Keats : INR160 ISBN: 9780141398297

''Hoodwink''d in faery fancy...'' This volume contains a selection of Keats''s greatest verse - including his gothic story in verse, ''The Eve of St Agnes'', and the mysterious ''Lamia'' - exploring themes of love, enchantment, myth and magic. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin''s 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. John Keats (1795-1821). Keats''s works available in Penguin Classics are Selected Poems, So Bright and Delicate: Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne, The Complete Poems and Selected Letters.
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The Little Black Classics Nightingales Are Drunk by Hafez Hafez : INR160 ISBN: 9780141980263

''Drunk or sober, king or soldier, none will be excluded'' Sensual, profound, delighted, wise, Hafez''s poems have enchanted their readers for more than 600 years. One of the greatest figures of world literature, he remains today the most popular poet in modern Iran. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin''s 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Rumi (1207-73). Rumi''s Selected Poems is available in Penguin Classics.
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Don't Point That Thing At Me Book 1: Book 1 Of The Mortdecai Trilogy by Kyril Bonfiglioli : INR710 ISBN: 9780241970256

Don''t Point That Thing At Me by Kyril Bonfiglioli - Book 1 of the Mortdecai Trilogy, now a major motion picture starring Johnny Depp Introducing the Hon. Charlie Mortdecai, art dealer, aristocrat and assassin, in the first of the Mortdecai novels Portly art dealer and seasoned epicurean Charlie Mortdecai comes into possesion of a stolen Goya, the disappearance of which is causing a diplomatic ruction between Spain and its allies. Not that that matters to Charlie ... until compromising pictures of some British diplomats also come into his possession and start to muddy the waters. All he''s trying to do is make a dishonest living, but various governments, secret organizations and an unbelievably nubile young German don''t see it that way and pretty soon he''s in great need of his thuggish manservant Jock to keep them all at bay ... and the Goya safe. First published in the 1970s, this hilarious novel is part Ian Fleming part P G Wodehouse. It is now a major motion picture starring Johnny Depp as Mortdecai, Ewan McGregor as Jock and Gwyneth Paltrow. ''A rare mixture of wit and imaginative unpleasantness'' Julian Barnes ''You couldn''t snuggle under the duvet with anything more disreputable and delightful'' Stephen Fry ''The jokes are excellent, but the most horrible things keep happening... Funny and chilling'' Sunday Telegraph Kyril Bonfiglioli was born on the south coast of England in 1928 of an English mother and Italo-Slovene father. After studying at Oxford and five years in the army, he took up a career as an art dealer, like his eccentric creation Charlie Mortdecai. He lived in Oxford, Lancashire, Ireland and Jersey, where he died in 1985. He wrote four Charlie Mortdecai novels, and a fifth historical Mortdecai novel (about a distinguished ancestor).
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Something Nasty In The Woodshed by Kyril Bonfiglioli : INR828 ISBN: 9780241970270

Something Nasty in the Woodshed - the third Charlie Mortdecai novel ''Splendidly enjoyable. The jokes are excellent, but the most horrible things keep happening'' Sunday Telegraph ''Spring was infesting the air in no uncertain fashion and I awoke, for once, with a feeling of well-being and an urge to go for long country walks.'' Charlie Mortdecai - minor aristocrat and art-dealer banished from London for crimes against, well, art - has decamped to the tiny island of Jersey with his wife Johanna and manservant Jock. There, amidst tax dodgers and inbred natives, he had hoped to lie low, and sink lower. But when a friend''s wife is attacked, Charlie is forced to turn sleuth to discover the perpetrator. As further attacks occur, of an increasingly Satanic nature, Charlie finds he is desperate to solve the crimes before things turn truly Hellish . . . ''You couldn''t snuggle under the duvet with anything more disreputable and delightful'' Stephen Fry ''A comic masterpiece . . . the Bonfiglioli revival will surly gather apace, for he is by far the best thing to have happened again in years'' Spectator Kyril Bonfiglioli was born on the south coast of England in 1928 of an English mother and Italo-Slovene father. After studying at Oxford and five years in the army, he took up a career as an art dealer, like his eccentric creation Charlie Mortdecai. He lived in Oxford, Lancashire, Ireland and Jersey, where he died in 1985. He wrote four Charlie Mortdecai novels, and a fifth historical Mortdecai novel (about a distinguished ancestor).
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Parting Shots by Matthew Parris : INR849 ISBN: 9780670919291

Matthew Parris''s Parting Shots is a treasure trove of wit, venom and serious analysis. Up till 2006 a British Ambassador leaving his post was encouraged to write what was known as a valedictory despatch, to be circulated to a small number of influential people in government. This was the parting shot, an opportunity to offer a personal and frank view of the host country, the manners and morals of its people, their institutions, the state of their cooking and their drains. But it was also a chance to let rip at the Foreign Office itself and to look back on a career spent in the service of a sometimes ungrateful nation. Combining gems from the archives with more recent despatches obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, Parting Shots sheds light on Britain''s place in the world, revealing the curious cocktail of privilege and privation that makes up the life of an ambassador. ''Wonderful ... a glimpse of that lost world of private eloquence and erudite candour'' Matthew d''Ancona, Evening Standard ''Unbuttoned, indiscreet and very funny'' Yorkshire Post Matthew Parris had a short career in the Foreign Office where one of his tasks was to distribute incoming valedictory despatches. He was a Conservative MP from 1979 to 1986, since when he has worked as a journalist. He is the author of A Castle in Spain, Parting Shots, and A Spanish Ambassador''s Suitcase. He divides his time between Derbyshire (where his old constituency was situated) and east London.
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The Face Of Britain: The Nation Through Its Portraits by Simon Schama : INR2362 ISBN: 9780670922291

Simon Schama brings Britain to life through its portraits, as seen in the five-part BBC series The Face of Britain and the major National Portrait Gallery exhibition Churchill and his painter locked in a struggle of stares and glares; Gainsborough watching his daughters run after a butterfly; a black Othello in the nineteenth century; the poet-artist Rossetti trying to capture on canvas what he couldn''t possess in life; a surgeon-artist making studies of wounded faces brought in from the Battle of the Somme; a naked John Lennon five hours before his death. In the age of the hasty glance and the selfie, Simon Schama has written a tour de force about the long exchange of looks from which British portraits have been made over the centuries: images of the modest and the mighty; of friends and lovers; heroes and working people. Each of them - the image-maker, the subject, and the rest of us who get to look at them - are brought unforgettably to life. Together they build into a collective picture of Britain, our past and our present, a look into the mirror of our identity at a moment when we are wondering just who we are. Combining his two great passions, British history and art history, for the first time, Schama''s extraordinary storytelling reveals the truth behind the nation''s most famous portrayals of power, love, fame, the self, and the people. Mesmerising in its breadth and its panache, and beautifully illustrated, with more than 150 images from the National Portrait Gallery, The Face of Britain will change the way we see our past - and ourselves.
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Rain: A Novel by Barney Campbell : INR1320 ISBN: 9780718181260

Drawing on firsthand experience of combat, Rain is a searingly powerful novel in the bestselling tradition of Matterhorn.     Tom Chamberlain was destined to be a soldier from the moment he discovered a faded picture of his father patrolling the streets of Belfast.      With the war in Afghanistan at its savage peak, Tom is despatched from home in the dead of an anonymous September night, a blood tribute leaving without fanfare. Full of eagerness, but wracked by self-­doubt, he must discover who he is and what he is capable of.      But as the bonds with his comrades grow, home -­ and the loved ones left behind -­ seem ever more remote from the surreal violence and exhilaration of war.
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Read It Yourself With Ladybird Superhero Max (mini Hc): Level 2 by Ladybird Ladybird : INR239 ISBN: 9780723295273

Max is an ordinary boy, but he is also Swooperman, a superhero! When the baddies take his swoop boots, can he stop them from robbing the bank?Read it yourself with Ladybird is one of Ladybird''s best-selling reading series. For over thirty-five years it has helped young children who are learning to read develop and improve their reading skills.Each Read it yourself book is very carefully written to include many key, high-frequency words that are vital for learning to read, as well as a limited number of story words that are introduced and practised throughout. Simple sentences and frequently repeated words help to build the confidence of beginner readers and the four different levels of books support children all the way from very first reading practice through to independent, fluent reading.There are more than ninety titles in the Read it yourself series, ranging from classic fairy tales and traditional world stories to favourite children''s brands such as Peppa Pig, Angry Birds and Peter Rabbit. All-new, first reference titles complete the range, with information books about favourite subjects that even the most reluctant readers will enjoy.Each book has been carefully checked by educational consultants and can be read independently at home or used in a guided reading session at school. Further content includes comprehension questions or puzzles, helpful notes for parents, carers and teachers, and book band information for use in schools.Superhero Max is a Level 2 Read it yourself book, ideal for children who have received some initial reading instruction and can read short, simple sentences with help.
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The Darkness And The Thunder by Stewart Binns : INR801 ISBN: 9781405916288

The second in Stewart Binns'' acclaimed Great War Series, The Darkness and the Thunder is a sweeping story of war following five families through the terrifying conditions of the Western Front, the slaughter of Gallipoli and the heartbreak of those left at home. ''The book on the conflict remembered 100 years on'' Jon Wise, Sunday Sport -1915- The Western Front is a wasteland of barbed wire, shell craters and mud-filled trenches. Winston Churchill, searching for a solution to the stalemate, commits the Allies to a disastrous Gallipoli campaign. As men on both sides die in droves, miners and mill-workers work tirelessly for the war effort while families confront the broken bodies of returning soldiers. Nurses, soldiers, politicians, factory-workers and children - all are torn apart by war, and for husbands and sons, mothers and wives, the old way of life is vanishing. *** Praise for Stewart Binns: ''Anyone with even a vague interest in Britain and the Great War should read The Shadow of War'' Celia Sandys, granddaughter of Winston Churchill ''Stewart Binns has produced a real page-turner, a truly stunning adventure story'' Alastair Campbell ''A fascinating mix of fact, legend and fiction . . . this is storytelling at its best'' Daily Mail ''Unique, entertaining and eye-opening'' Robin Carter, Parmenion Books ''A tour de force of writing brilliance'' Books Monthly ''Unarguably heart-warming... will leave any reader with a sense of British pride'' Goodreads ''Truly a book that educates while entertaining, a talent of this best-selling author'' Historical Novel Review
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My Map Of You by Isabelle Broom : INR801 ISBN: 9781405925273

A holiday on the stunning Greek island of Zakynthos, with its perfect blue skies, white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, should be a dream come true. But for Holly it feels more like a nightmare. Arriving on the island to clear out a house she''s just inherited, Holly has no idea what to expect. And she''s certainly not prepared for the family secrets she uncovers inside. With the help of Aidan, her handsome neighbour, Holly sets out to explore the island, hoping to piece together her own lost story. Yet all too soon real life, including the boyfriend she left behind, threatens to catch up with her. Holly thinks she''s following the secrets of the past. But might it turn out to be a map to her future? ''A beautiful story of heartbreak and forgiveness'' Giovanna Fletcher ''A brilliantly evocative debut'' Paige Toon ''A heart-warming, charming tale of love, family and gorgeous Greece. I adored it'' Milly Johnson ''Combines a wonderful setting with the poignancy of self-discovery and a touching romance'' Katie Fforde
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Out Of The Desert: My Journey From Nomadic Bedouin To The Heart Of Global Oil by Ali Al-naimi : INR2007 ISBN: 9780241279250

The extraordinary memoir of global oil''s former central banker Ali Al-Naimi is the former Saudi oil minister - and OPEC kingpin - a position he held for the two decades between August 1995 and May 2016. In this time, Al-Naimi''s briefest utterances moved markets. But it wasn''t always that way. Al-Naimi was born into abject poverty as a nomadic Bedouin in the 1930s, just as US companies were discovering vast quantities of oil under the baking Arabian deserts. From his first job as a shepherd boy, aged four, to his appointment to one of the most powerful political and economic jobs in the world, Out of the Desert charts Al-Naimi''s extraordinary rise to power. Described by Alan Greenspan as ''the most powerful man you''ve never heard of'', Al-Naimi''s incredible journey proves that anyone can make it - even a poor Bedouin shepherd boy. This is his exclusive inside story of power, politics and oil. His Excellency Ali Ibrahim Al-Naimi is the former Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. One of the most powerful economic and political jobs in the world, he held this post from August 1995 to May 2016. Prior to that he held a wide range of leadership positions in the Kingdom''s national oil company, Saudi Aramco. He was the first Saudi national to be named President of the company in 1984 and became the first Saudi CEO in 1988. Al-Naimi joined the company, then called Aramco, as an office boy in 1947. A Bedouin, he was born in the deserts of eastern Arabia in 1935.
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The Story Of Architecture by Barnabas Calder : INR896 ISBN: 9780141978208

At first glance, the Great Pyramid of Giza might seem to share little in common with a concrete and glass building on a modern university campus. Whilst one was built for a powerful Egyptian pharaoh and was the tallest building in the world for nearly 4,000 years, the other is remarkable only because there are so many other buildings just like it. However, as architectural historian Barnabas Calder explains, the Great Pyramid took only half the energy to build as the modern campus building that is a tiny fraction of its size.In this highly original book, Calder retells the history of architecture from humanity''s earliest settlements to the present by exploring the relationship between buildings and energy. Architecture is, after all, one of the world''s most energy-intensive activities, and is shaped in different contexts by the energy available. In the book''s first half, Calder explores how foraging and then farming societies have produced architecture ranging from the smoky hovels of ordinary farmers or the ice-bound huts of ancient mammoth-hunters to magnificent lost empires. In the second half, Calder chronicles how the fossil-fuel revolution has changed architecture beyond recognition in the past two centuries, and explores its unforeseeable consequences for our planet.Bold, imaginative and breath-taking in scope, Calder''s book illustrates how architecture has always mirrored the social, economic and intellectual structures of human societies - and therefore the story of architecture is the story of humanity.
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A Pelican Introduction: Social Class In The 21st Century by Mike Savage : INR896 ISBN: 9780241004227

A fresh take on social class from the experts behind the BBC''s ''Great British Class Survey''. Why does social class matter more than ever in Britain today? How has the meaning of class changed? What does this mean for social mobility and inequality? In this book Mike Savage and the team of sociologists responsible for the Great British Class Survey look beyond the labels to explore how and why our society is changing and what this means for the people who find themselves in the margins as well as in the centre. Their new conceptualization of class is based on the distribution of three kinds of capital - economic (inequalities in income and wealth), social (the different kinds of people we know) and cultural (the ways in which our leisure and cultural preferences are exclusive) - and provides incontrovertible evidence that class is as powerful and relevant today as it''s ever been.
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The Apple Orchard: The Story Of Our Most English Fruit by Pete Brown : INR1037 ISBN: 9780141982281

''An absorbing love letter to the English apple tree...lyrical and joyful'' - TLS ''A delightful book'' - Sunday Times Shortlisted for the André Simon Food and Drink Book Award 2016 A Radio 4 Book of the Week ''Wonderful, revelatory ... very moving'' - Sheila Dillon, BBC Radio 4 ''His ability to laugh at himself, openness to wonder and willingness to go wherever the search takes him make Brown an engaging writer and The Apple Orchard an entertaining journey'' - Mail on Sunday Taking us through the seasons in England''s apple-growing heartlands, this magical book uncovers the stories and folklore of our most familiar fruit. ''An orchard is not a field. It''s not a forest or a copse. It couldn''t occur naturally; it''s definitely cultivated. But an orchard doesn''t override the natural order: it enhances it, dresses it up. It demonstrates that man and nature together can - just occasionally - create something more beautiful and (literally) more fruitful than either could alone. The vivid brightness of the laden trees, studded with jewels, stirs some deep race memory and makes the heart leap. Here is bounty, and excitement.''
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Edward Iii (penguin Monarchs) by Jonathan Sumption : INR1320 ISBN: 9780241184202

Edward III lived through bloody and turbulent times. His father was deposed by his mother and her lover when he was still a teenager; a third of England''s population was killed by the Black Death midway through his reign; and the intractable Hundred Years War with France began under his leadership. Yet Edward managed to rule England for fifty years, and was viewed as a paragon of kingship in the eyes of both his contemporaries and later generations. Venerated as the victor of Sluys and Crécy and the founder of the Order of the Garter, he was regarded with awe even by his enemies. But he lived too long, and was ultimately condemned to see thirty years of conquests reversed in less than five. In this gripping new account of Edward III''s rise and fall, Jonathan Sumption introduces us to a fêted king who ended his life a heroic failure.
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When Light Is Like Water by Molly Mccloskey : INR943 ISBN: 9780241978221

''It is brilliant: her finest book yet'' Anne Enright ''A triumph'' Joseph O''Connor ''Fresh and raw and completely entrancing'' Sara Baume ''Powerful'' Edmund White Alice, a young American on her travels, arrives in the West of Ireland with no plans and no strong attachments - except to her beloved mother, who raised her on her own. She falls in love with an Irishman, marries him, and settles down in a place whose codes she struggles to crack. And then, in the course of a single hot summer, she embarks on an affair that breaks her marriage and sets her life on a new course. After years working in war zones around the world, and in the immediate aftermath of her mother''s death, Alice finds herself back in Ireland and contemplating the forces that led her to put down roots and then tear them up again. What drew her to her husband, and what pulled her away? Was her husband strangely complicit in the affair? Was she always under surveillance by friends and neighbours who knew more than they let on? When Light is Like Water is at once a gripping story of passion and ambivalence and a profound meditation on the things that matter most: the definition of love, the value of family and the meaning of home. ''Adultery is often sentimentalised in fiction, but in her ferociously well written second novel Molly McCloskey gives it to us straight ... Each brilliant vignette offers a new angle on Alice''s ballooning sense of disorientation ... In spite of its lyrical title and exquisite prose, When Light Is Like Water is a brutal examination of sexual self-delusion. But it also has much that''s memorable to say about love - not the affair kind, but the real thing... McCloskey writes with shattering insight on loss and the way that it can make us feel tender towards the world'' Guardian ''Powerful ... When Light Is Like Water is a tender depiction of love and loss that combines the personal pull of a memoir with the precision of a short story ... McCloskey''s novel is packed with wisdom, and never heavy-handed with it. The details of the affair and the tawdry aspect of forbidden desire are brilliantly related'' Sunday Times ''Written with brilliant precision and insight'' Sunday Business Post Books of the Year ''McCloskey describes everything with a luminous exactitude ... It''s entirely beguiling'' Mail on Sunday ''A thoughtful meditation on connection set against the backdrop of a world on the move ... Though McCloskey has no shortage of ideas, she also engages the heart: she''s particularly good on the contrariness of our desires ... Fans of Anne Enright will find much to admire and enjoy.'' Daily Mail ''Luminous'' Irish Times ''McCloskey has the observational eye of the outsider, able to pinpoint the intricacies and mannerisms of the Irish people and landscape. ... But the writing''s the thing. Oh, the writing. McCloskey is the master of the metaphor, the doyenne of the deceptively simple sentence. ... Hers is a wondrous turn of phrase, and yet somehow it makes Alice''s life and interiority seem all the more real'' Sunday Business Post ''A delightful fish-out-of-water account stitched together with gentle yet wondrous prose'' Irish Independent Books of the Year ''When Light is Like Water is as gripping as a memoir and as intimate as a poem. Molly McCloskey has written a novel that is both urgent and reflective, a tender and
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Moomin And The Little Ghost by Puffin Puffin : INR572 ISBN: 9780723272274

Moomin and the Little Ghost is a brand new Moomin picture book! The Moomin Family are relaxing on holiday; with the exception of Moomin. Every night he is being visited by a little ghost and Moomin is getting more and more scared by him. His friends and family don''t know what to do to help him. Then one night, Moomin''s beloved friend - Snorkmaiden, goes missing and Moomin bravely sets off to find her. What will happen next...? The fifth in a series of Moomin picture books. This delightful story is a gently affirming read, perfect for Halloween and snuggling up! Tove Jansson was born in Helsingfors, Finland, in 1914. Her mother was a caricaturist who designed 165 of Finland''s stamps and her father was a sculptor. She studied painting in Finland, Sweden and France, and subsequently became a book illustrator. Her extraordinary illustrative style is seen as a design classic the world over. Originally written in Swedish, the Moomintroll books have been translated into 34 languages and adapted for television, film, radio and opera. Tove Jansson lived alone on a small island in the gulf of Finland, where most of her books were written. She died in 2001. Look out for these other Moomin picture books: Moomin and the Moonlight Adventure; Moomin and the Birthday Button; Moomin and the New Friend; Moomin and the Winter Snow
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The Fox Busters by Dick King-smith : INR613 ISBN: 9780141370248

Flightless, helpless and often, more than a little silly, chickens are no match for the cunning, merciless foxes stalking their coop. Or are they? Thanks to a careless farmer and generations of determined foxes, the chickens on Foxearth Farm have evolved into quick-witted, long-legged, high flying fox dodgers. Then, just a week after a vicious fox ambush in the water trough, three sisters are hatched. And Ransome, Sims and Jefferies are no ordinary chicks: they grow up determined to fight back. They are the legendary Fox Busters . . . From the number one author for animal magic comes this wonderful new edition of a much-loved classic.
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You Wait Till I'm Older Than You! by Michael Rosen : INR707 ISBN: 9780141374215

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA GET OFF, GET OFF, GET OFF! Well what would you say if your brother kept whacking you with a spoon, or the spider made it all the way up the toilet bowl or your mum made you wear that horrible shirt? Find out in this fantastically funny collection of poems all about growing up from the brilliant Michael Rosen, Children''s Laureate 2007 - 2009.
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Antony And Cleopatra by William Shakespeare : INR801 ISBN: 9780141396293

A tragedy of doomed love between an Egyptian queen and a ruler of Rome, William Shakespeare''s Antony and Cleopatra is edited by Emrys Jones with an introduction by René Weis in Penguin Shakespeare. ''Eternity was in our lips and eyes, Bliss in our brows'' bent'' A battle-hardened soldier, Antony is one of the three leaders of the Roman world. But he is also a man in the grip of an all-consuming passion for Cleopatra, the exotic and tempestuous queen of Egypt. And when their life of pleasure together is threatened by the encroaching politics of Rome, the conflict between love and duty has devastating consequences. This book contains a general introduction to Shakespeare''s life and Elizabethan theatre, a separate introduction to Antony and Cleopatra, a chronology, suggestions for further reading, an essay discussing performance options on both stage and screen, and a commentary. If you enjoyed Antony and Cleopatra, you might like Coriolanus, also available in Penguin Shakespeare. ''A kind of perfection, a sort of magic'' Patrick Stewart
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A Modern Classics Moment Of War by Laurie Lee : INR849 ISBN: 9780241953297

A Moment of War is the powerful and harrowing final book in Laurie Lee''s acclaimed trilogy that began with Cider with Rosie Laurie Lee was still a young man when he decided to fight for the Republican cause in Spain''s civil war. But though he braved icy, storm-swept mountains alone to contact Republican sympathisers, he was immediately suspected of being a Nationalist spy. Imprisoned and almost executed by his own side, he eventually joined the International Brigade. This is the story of his experiences as a Republican soldier, fighting for the losing side in a doomed war. ''A great, heart-stopping narrative of one young Englishman''s part in the war in Spain . . . crafted by a poet, stamping an indelible image of the boredom, random cruelty and stupidity of war'' - Literary Review ''This story aches with unforgotten cold and trembles with unforgotten terror'' -Guardian Laurie Lee has written some of the best-loved travel books in the English language. Born in Stroud, Gloucestershire, in 1914, he was educated at Slad village school and Stroud Central School. At the age of nineteen he walked to London and then travelled on foot through Spain, where he was trapped by the outbreak of the Civil War. He later returned by crossing the Pyrenees, as he recounted in A Moment of War. In 1950 he married Catherine Polge and they had one daughter. Laurie Lee published four collections of poems: The Sun My Monument (1944), The Bloom of Candles (1947), My Many-Coated Man (1955) and Pocket Poems (1960). His other works include The Voyage of Magellan (1948), A Rose for Winter (1955), The Firstborn (1964), I Can''t Stay Long (1975) and Two Women (1983). He also wrote three bestselling volumes of autobiography: Cider with Rosie (1959), which has sold over six million copies worldwide, As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning (1969) and A Moment of War (1991). He died in May 1997.
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The Queen's Nose by Dick King-smith : INR613 ISBN: 9780141370231

Harmony''s uncle sends her on a treasure trail - which disappointingly ends in her finding a 50p piece. But the coin is a magic one, and when you rub the queen''s nose, your wishes will come true! From the number one author for animal magic comes this wonderful new edition of a much-loved classic.
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Memoirs Of A Dipper by Nell Leyshon : INR1698 ISBN: 9780241184240

''A reading experience that hums with an electric energy that never gets boring and feels shockingly, painfully real.'' - The Times ''There''s different ways to do it: I can slowly move closer step by step, or I can do it in one movement and bump into them. Easiest is in a pub then I can put my drink too close to theirs. Move my stool near theirs. Anything to cross the line.'' Gary is a dipper, a burglar, a thief. He is still at junior school when his father first takes him out on the rob, and proves a fast learner: not much more than a child the first time he gets caught, he is a career criminal as soon as he is out again. But Gary is also fiercely intelligent - he often knows more about the antique furniture he is stealing than the people who own it, and is confident in his ability to trick his way out of any situation, always one step ahead. But all that changes when he falls for Mandy...
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The Great Fire Dogs by Megan Rix : INR613 ISBN: 9780141365268

London 1666 - A terrible plague has swept through the city and people live in fear of animals carrying the disease. Woofer is a loveable stray who works in the palace kitchen and Tiger Lily is the pampered pet spaniel of King Charles II. They come from very different worlds but this hasn''t stopped them becoming the best of friends and looking out for each other. When Woofer finds himself in trouble he has to escape the palace grounds and Tiger Lily isn''t far behind him. It''s not long before a new danger emerges - a great fire is sweeping across London destroying everything in its path. Can these two brave dogs survive the blazing fire and make their way to safety?
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The Old Girl Network by Catherine Alliott : INR802 ISBN: 9780241961292

Polly McLaren is young, scatty and impossibly romantic. She works for an arrogant and demanding boss, and has a gorgeous if never-there-when-you-need-him boyfriend. But the day a handsome stranger recognises her old school scarf, her life is knocked completely off kilter.Adam is American, new to the country and begs Polly''s help in finding his missing fiancé. Over dinner at the Savoy, she agrees - the girls of St Gertrude''s look out for one another. However, the old-girl network turns out to be a spider''s web of complications and deceit in which everyone and everything Polly cares about is soon hopelessly entangled. The course of true love never did run smooth. But no one said anything about ruining your life over it. And it''s not even Polly''s true love . . .
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Queen Of The Ploughing by Anna May Mchugh : INR954 ISBN: 9781844884223

''The embodiment of the spirit of rural Ireland'' Anna May McHugh''s name is synonymous with ''the Ploughing'' - the annual Championships of the National Ploughing Association. The event is the biggest outdoor agricultural show in Europe and Anna May is the driving force behind its spectacular growth. Anna May now tells her story. Her description of growing up as part of a large family in rural County Laois is an evocative and affectionate account of an Ireland that is now gone. But in her account of how she went from being a secretary of the Ploughing Association, her first job, to becoming - to her own amazement - its managing director twenty years later is a story of leadership and people skills that are very much of the twenty-first century. Anna May was truly ahead of her time. Still living in County Laois, close to where she grew up, and now in her eighties, Anna May still runs the multi-million euro operation from her home, alongside her daughter, Anna Marie. Queen of the Ploughing is a captivating read, full of warmth, lively stories and Anna May''s sharp observations. And it''s not just about Anna May''s life, but is also a celebration of the best of Irish life over eight decades.
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Merchant Soldier Sage by David Priestland : INR849 ISBN: 9780241955215

From historian David Priestland, this is remarkable book proposes a radical approach to how we see our world and who runs it We live in an age ruled by merchants. Competition, flexibility and profit are still the common currency, even at a time when Western countries have been driven off a cliff by these very values. But will it always be this way? David Priestland argues for the predominance in any society of one of three broad value systems - that of the merchant (commercial and competitive); the soldier (aristocratic and militaristic); and the sage (bureaucratic or creative). These ''castes'' struggle alongside the worker (egalitarian and artisanal) for power, and when they achieve supremacy, they can have such a strong hold over us that it is almost impossible to imagine life outside their grip. And yet there does come a point of drastic change, usually because one caste becomes too dominant. The result is economic crisis, war or revolution, and eventually a new caste takes over. Priestland argues, we are now in the midst of a period with all the classic signs of imminent change. As the history of the last century shows, there is good reason to be fearful of the forces that this failure may unleash. Merchant, Soldier, Sage is both a masterful dissection of our current predicament and a brilliant piece of history. The world will not look the same after you read this book. Reviews: ''We have here a gripping, argument-led history, efforlessly moving between New York, Tokyo and Berlin, from the Reformation to the 2008 economic crisis ... dazzling ... here, at last, is a work that places the current crisis in a longer history of seismic shifts in the balance of social power'' Frank Trentman, BBC History Magazine ''Concise but extremely ambitious ... well worth pondering and reflecting on ... among the many contributions to the dissection of our current predicament, this is surely one of the most thought-provoking'' Sir Richard J Evans, Guardian ''Stimulating ... In illustrating these larger processes of caste conflict and caste collaboration, the author offers crisp portraits of entrepreneurs, economists and warriors ... Sparkling prose and ... arresting comparisons'' Ramachandra Guha, Financial Times About the author: David Priestland has studied Communism in all its forms for many years, in both Oxford and Moscow State Universities. He is University Lecturer in Modern History at Oxford and a Fellow of St. Edmund Hall, and the author of Stalinism and the Politics of Mobilization. The Red Flag was shortlisted for the Longman/History Today prize.
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The Secrets Club No Match For Dani by Chris Higgins : INR518 ISBN: 9780141335247

The third book in the popular The Secrets Club series by author Chris Higgins, for pre-teen girls. The Secrets Club - Alice, Tash, Dani and Lissa are in their first year at secondary. These girls are forging new friendships, facing fears and finding their way. Should they keep their secrets or share them with each other? In the first two books, Alice and Tash fessed up. Now it''s Dani''s turn. Should she admit to her friends that every weekend she plays football with a group of boys who don''t even know she''s a girl?! ''This book should be prescribed for all girls about to leave the safety of primary school, for reassurance, for information, and most of all-for fun!'' thebookbag.co.uk on The Secrets Club: Alice in the Spotlight ''A lively and engaging story about friendship'' Chicklish.co.uk on The Secrets Club: Alice in the Spotlight
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All's Well That Ends Well by William Shakespeare : INR801 ISBN: 9780141396262

Classified as one of William Shakespeare''s ''problem plays'' for its unique mix of comedy and tragedy, All''s Well that Ends Well is a masterpiece of irony and subtle wit. This Penguin Shakespeare edition is edited by Barbara Everett with an introduction by Janette Dillon. ''All''s well that ends well; still the fine''s the crown Whate''er the course, the end is the renown'' Helena, physician''s daughter of humble birth, cures the King of France, and in return is promised the hand of any nobleman she wishes. But the man she chooses, the proud young Bertram, Count of Rosillion, flees to Florence, refusing to consent to the forced marriage unless Helena can pass two seemingly impossible tests. But with the help of the virginal Diana and her mother, Helena uses her wits and wiles to coerce Bertram into submission. Depicting the triumph of trickery over youthful arrogance, All''s Well that Ends Well is among Shakespeare''s darkest romantic comedies, yet it remains a powerful tribute to the strength of love. This book contains a general introduction to Shakespeare''s life and Elizabethan theatre, a separate introduction to All''s Well that Ends Well, a chronology, suggestions for further reading, an essay discussing performance options on both stage and screen, and a commentary. William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was born to John Shakespeare and Mary Arden some time in late April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. He wrote about 38 plays (the precise number is uncertain), many of which are regarded as the most exceptional works of drama ever produced, including Romeo and Juliet (1595), Henry V (1599), Hamlet (1601), Othello (1604), King Lear (1606) and Macbeth (1606), as well as a collection of 154 sonnets, which number among the most profound and influential love-poetry in English. If you enjoyed All''s Well that Ends Well, you might like Much Ado About Nothing, also available in Penguin Shakespeare. ''He was not of an age, but for all time'' Ben Jonson
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Modern Classics The Needle's Eye by Margaret Drabble : INR1037 ISBN: 9780141197289

Simon Camish is an embittered, timid barrister, too busy with his own problems to take note of Rose Vassiliou across a dinner party table. But only a few years before, Rose had frequently been in the news, an heiress who turned her back on family money in the name of independence. Now she is a single parent in a decaying house, trying to raise her three children while her ex-husband takes legal action against her. When Simon finds himself drawn into her affairs, he will discover - despite what Rose may wish - that the power of money is ultimately inescapable.
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The Vanishing Face Of Gaia: A Final Warning by James Lovelock : INR1037 ISBN: 9780141039251

James Lovelock''s The Vanishing Face of Gaia: A Final Warning is a prophetic message for mankind from one of the most influential scientists of our age. James Lovelock''s Gaia theory, the idea that our planet is a living, self-regulating system, has transformed the way we see our planet and what is now happening to it. In this book he distils a lifetime''s wisdom and observation of the Earth to reveal the rate at which our climate is altering, how conventional ''green'' measures are not working, and how life as we know it is going to change forever. Only Gaia, he shows, can help us fully understand this, and prepare us for the future. ''The most influential scientist and writer since Charles Darwin''   Irish Times ''Supremely life-affirming ... The definitive statement of the Gaia theory and its implications for the future''   John Gray, Literary Review ''Exhilarating ... Lovelock is the closest thing we have to an Old Testament prophet''  John Carey, Sunday Times ''Gripping, convincing and indeed terrifying''   Michael McCarthy, Independent ''Lovelock''s writing has enormous warmth and vitality ... we need scientists such as him''   Fiona Harvey, Financial Times James Lovelock is the author of more than 200 scientific papers and the originator of the Gaia Hypothesis (now Gaia Theory). He has written three books on the subject: Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth, The Ages of Gaia and Gaia: The Practical Science of Planetary Medicine, as well as an autobiography, Homage to Gaia. In September 2005 Prospect magazine named him as one of the world''s top 100 global public intellectuals.
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The Comedy Of Errors by William Shakespeare : INR801 ISBN: 9780141396286

A farcical comedy of mistaken identity and outrageous trickery, William Shakespeare''s The Comedy of Errors is edited by Stanley Wells with an introduction by Randall Martin in Penguin Shakespeare. ''We''ll leave a proof, by that which we will do, Wives may be merry, and yet honest too'' Two sets of identical twins - Dromio and Antipholus of Syracuse, and their brothers Dromio and Antipholus of Ephesus - having been separated at sea as children, find themselves in the same city for the first time as adults. Soon, their friends mistake the twins for one another and bewilderment abounds, as the wife of one man declares the other to be her husband, pronouncing him mad when he denies the claim. Exuberant, complex and brilliantly farcical, this is a hilarious comedy of confusion and ultimate reunion. This book contains a general introduction to Shakespeare''s life and Elizabethan theatre, a separate introduction to The Comedy of Errors, a chronology, suggestions for further reading, an essay discussing performance options on both stage and screen, and a commentary. William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was born to John Shakespeare and Mary Arden some time in late April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. He wrote about 38 plays (the precise number is uncertain), many of which are regarded as the most exceptional works of drama ever produced, including Romeo and Juliet (1595), Henry V (1599), Hamlet (1601), Othello (1604), King Lear (1606) and Macbeth (1606), as well as a collection of 154 sonnets, which number among the most profound and influential love-poetry in English. If you enjoyed The Comedy of Errors, you might like A Midsummer Night''s Dream, also available in Penguin Shakespeare. ''After God, Shakespeare has created most'' Alexandre Dumas
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Afterlife: Book 3 by Dee Shulman : INR518 ISBN: 9780141340289

Two worlds. Two millennia. One love . . . Eva is on the brink of death. Ripped from her own world she''s woken in another, only to discover the devastating truth about the lethal fever she''s been fighting - and the enemy that''s chased her and Seth through time. Now the reckless twenty-first century girl and the fearless Roman gladiator must face the final battle. But it''s not just their love at stake; the fate of the universe is in their hands. Afterlife is the heart-stopping finale in the gripping trilogy that began with Fever www.feverbook.co.uk Praise for the Parallon Trilogy: ''Full of twists, immaculately researched, it is very exciting and unpredictable'' Independent on Sunday ''It''s a great ride with evocative settings and intense emotion'' SFX (4 stars) ''WOW ... that rare gem of a book that I can''t stop thinking about and will read again and again...Outstanding! It''s 10 times better than Twilight'' Waterstones, Cardiff. ''Vivid . . . captivating and passionate'' London and South East Libraries ''It''s a page-turning intellectual teen read that ANY adult would enjoy. Open the page, open your mind and go with the flow. TIP TOP TERRIFIC!'' Waterstones, Thanett ''Completely addictive and if I could have read it in one sitting I would have done . . . an excellent and compulsive read which has left me wanting more **** '' goodreads.com (4 stars) ''Oh my god! What a book . . . This is one of the best love stories I have read'' Best Books (5 stars) About the author: Dee Shulman writes in a studio overlooking a school quadrangle that bears a striking resemblance to the one at St Magdalene''s. She has a degree in English from York University and went on to study Illustration at Harrow School of Art. She has written and /or illustrated about 50 books, including the popular, highly original My Totally Secret Diary series. She has been translated into many languages, including Japanese, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Welsh, Dutch, and Finnish. Her books have frequently been highly recommended in the press and on radio and she''s been shortlisted for numerous awards. The Parallon trilogy are her first books for teenagers. Dee is based in London and is available for school, bookshop, online and festival events in the UK. Also Available: Fever (Book 1) Delirium (Book 2) Afterlife (Book 3)
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The Real Pet Detective: True Tales Of Pets Lost And Found by Tom Watkins : INR1509 ISBN: 9780241292273

''Okay listen up everyone,'' I said, zipping up my high visibility jacket. ''It will be most effective to comb the local area by taking a village each.'' I told my team as I traced my finger across the map. My experience as a former copper was invaluable for our search. We weren''t looking for a missing person though - we had a dog to find. Any pet owner knows the agonising panic when their beloved furry family member goes missing, but Tom Watkins, former policeman turned pet detective, is on hand to reunite our animal companions with their owners. From recording the owner''s voice to lure cats from their hiding place, to organising a fly-over to raise the profile of missing Toby the terrier, from emptying the contents of the owner''s vacuum to tempt in the missing animal with the scent, to organising a Crimewatch-style reconstruction of a dog-snatching on national TV, Tom will do whatever it takes to get the nation''s pets home, safe and sound. The Real Pet Detective is the story of 20 years of missing pets, their owners and Tom''s team of expert pet investigators.
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The Old Boys by William Trevor : INR896 ISBN: 9780241969250

The Old Boys by William Trevor - a novel of power, revenge, love and the failure of love from one of the world''s best writers A group of septuagenarians revive schoolboy conflicts in the election of the President of the Old Boys Association. Jaraby expects to get the job, but he reckons without the bitterness of Nox, who still remembers the humiliations of his school years. And when Jaraby''s son gets into trouble with the law, Nox has the perfect stick with which to beat him. Their powers may be failing but the old boys possess a fierce understanding of the things in life that matter - power, revenge, hatred, love, and the failure of love. The Old Boys was William Trevor''s acclaimed first novel. It will be enjoyed by fans of The Story of Lucy Gault and Felicia''s Journey, as well as readers of Colm Toibin and William Boyd. ''Uncommonly well-written, gruesome , funny and original'' Evelyn Waugh ''Immaculately witty and inventive writing'' Daily Telegraph William Trevor was born in Mitchelstown, County Cork, in 1928, and was educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He has lived in England for many years. The author of numerous acclaimed collections of short stories and novels, he has won many awards including the Whitbread Book of the Year, The James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence. He has been shortlisted three times for the Booker Prize: in 1976 with his novel The Children of Dynmouth, in 1991 with Reading Turgenev and in 2002 with The Story of Lucy Gault. He recently received the prestigious David Cohen Literature Prize in recognition of a lifetime''s literary achievement.
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Ralphs Party by Lisa Jewell : INR265 ISBN: 9780140279276

Meet the residents of 31 Almanac Road ... Ralph and Smith are flatmates and best mates - until, that is, the gorgeous Jemima moves in. And suddenly they''re bickering about a lot more than who drank the last beer. Of course, Jem knows that one of them is the man for her - but is it Ralph or Smith? Upstairs, Karl and Siobhan have been happily unmarried for fifteen years - until, that is, Cheri moves into the flat above theirs. Cheri''s got her eye on Karl and doesn''t see why she should let a little thing like his girlfriend stand in her way ... Sooner or later its all got to come to a head - and what better place for tears and laughter, break ups and make ups than Ralph''s party?
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Lucky Man by Matthew Etherington : INR2049 ISBN: 9780718183264

You have money burning a hole in your pocket. You have more free time than you know what to do with. And your whole life is geared around winning. What do you do with your cash? For former premier league footballer Matt Etherington, he, like many of his peers, gambled. But what started as harmless entertainment spiralled into a vortex of depression and debt, almost destroying his marriage, his career and himself. Exposing the intense pressures of the premiership in a way that''s never before been shared, Matt''s story also shows how, in life, there''s always a second half.
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A Married Man by Catherine Alliott : INR763 ISBN: 9780241961230

Widowed four years ago, London antiques dealer Lucy Fellowes was plunged into single motherhood with two growing boys. Since then, she’s had little time—or inclination—to think straight, much less fall in love again. Now, she’s been offered an incredible dream house in the country. Of course, accepting means having to cope with her domineering mother-in-law, her husband’s wacky family, and all their assorted scandals. But suddenly, none of it matters. Because she’s met HIM. His name is Charles; he’s a famous television writer, gorgeous, witty, charming, and very, very attracted to her. And, he’s married. Well, a woman can’t have everything. Or can she?In this delightfully sexy, amusing romp through mishap and desire, Catherine Alliott hits the shores of America with a romantic comedy of manners and unexpected passion—in which her plucky heroine discovers that despite her best intentions, love has a plan all its own!
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Penguin Classics Selected Poems by George Crabbe : INR943 ISBN: 9780141396255

Rooted in the Suffolk landscape of his youth, the poetry of George Crabbe is some of the most distinctive and original of the early nineteenth century, exploring ordinary, often harsh working lives in realistic, subtle language. This selection contains the best of Crabbe''s poetry from throughout his career, including ''Peter Grimes'' from The Borough, the powerful ''Sir Eustace Grey'', the complete Tales of 1812 and the remarkable late work ''The Family of Love''. Depicting people struggling against the undertow of the past and against their own frailties, these are works of great generosity and human sympathy. This Penguin Classics volume is edited with an introduction and notes by Gavin Edwards. George Crabbe was born in 1754 in Suffolk. The son of a collector of salt-duties, he spent a period of apprenticeship and unsuccessful practice as an apothecary and surgeon before moving to London to make his way as a writer. Struggling with destitution, he was befriended by Edmund Burke, who helped him first to get his work published and then to embark on a career in the church. His religious career culminated in his appointment as Rector of Trowbridge in Wiltshire, where he died in 1832. Gavin Edwards is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of South Wales. He is the author of George Crabbe''s Poetry on Border Land (1990) and Narrative Order 1789-1819: Life and Story in an Age of Revolution (2005).
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The Tower: Tales From A Lost Country by Uwe Tellkamp : INR1320 ISBN: 9780141979250

In derelict Dresden a cultivated, middle-class family does all it can to cope amid the Communist downfall. This striking tapestry of the East German experience is told through the tangled lives of a soldier, surgeon, nurse and publisher. With evocative detail, Uwe Tellkamp masterfully reveals the myriad perspectives of the time as people battled for individuality, retreated to nostalgia, chose to conform, or toed the perilous line between East and West. Poetic, heartfelt and dramatic, The Tower vividly resurrects the sights, scents and sensations of life in the GDR as it hurtled towards 9 November 1989. Uwe Tellkamp was born in 1968 in Dresden. After completing his military service, he lost his place to study medicine on the grounds of ''political sabotage''. He was arrested in 1989, but went on to study medicine in Liepzig, Dresden and New York, later becoming a surgeon. He has won numerous regional prizes for poetry, as well as the Ingeborg Bachmann Prize for The Sleep in the Clocks. In 2008, he won the German Book Prize for The Tower.
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The Silk Merchant's Daughter by Dinah Jefferies : INR1336 ISBN: 9780241261262

FROM THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE TEA PLANTER''S WIFE Dinah Jefferies'' stunning new novel is a gripping, unforgettable tale of a woman torn between two worlds... 1952, French Indochina. Since her mother''s death, eighteen-year-old half-French, half-Vietnamese Nicole has been living in the shadow of her beautiful older sister, Sylvie. When Sylvie is handed control of the family silk business, Nicole is given an abandoned silk shop in the Vietnamese quarter of Hanoi. But the area is teeming with militant rebels who want to end French rule, by any means possible. For the first time, Nicole is awakened to the corruption of colonial rule - and her own family''s involvement shocks her to the core... Tran, a notorious Vietnamese insurgent, seems to offer the perfect escape from her troubles, while Mark, a charming American trader, is the man she''s always dreamed of. But who can she trust in this world where no one is what they seem? The Silk Merchant''s Daughter is a captivating tale of dark secrets, sisterly rivalry and love against the odds, enchantingly set in colonial era Vietnam.
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Everyday English English For Beginners (mini Hc) by Ladybird Ladybird : INR239 ISBN: 9780723294245

Everyday English English For Beginners (mini Hc)
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On The Farm Activity Book: Ladybird Readers Level 1 by Ladybird : INR310 ISBN: 9780241254226

There are animals on the farm. Our food comes from farms, too. You can go to some farms and see their animals and machines. Ladybird Readers is a series of traditional tales, modern stories and non-iction, written for young learners of English as a foreign language. Each activity book includes language activities to support the CEF framework, as well as help young learners prepare for the Cambridge Young Learners English (YLE) exams and fulfils SSRW criteria.This Level 1 activity book is ideal for children who have received some initial reading instruction. It covers CEF level Pre A1 and supports YLE starters exams.
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Little Black Classics Alone On The Beach At Night by Walt Whitman : INR160 ISBN: 9780141398228

''All nations, colors, barbarisms, civilizations, languages...'' A selection taken from Walt Whitman''s Leaves of Grass Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin''s 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Walt Whitman (1819-1892). Whitman''s works available in Penguin Classics are Leaves of Grass and The Complete Poems.
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Anansi Helps A Friend Activity Book: Ladybird Readers Level 1 by Ladybird : INR310 ISBN: 9780241254202

Anansi''s children are not happy. Monkey and Rat''s children do not want to play with them. But one day, Anansi''s children help Snake. Now the children want to play!Ladybird Readers is a series of traditional tales, modern stories and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign language. Each activity book includes language activities to support the CEF framework, as well as help young learners prepare for the Cambridge Young Learners English (YLE) exams and fulfils SSRW criteria.This Level 1 activity book is ideal for children who have received some initial reading instruction. It covers CEF level Pre A1 and supports YLE starters exams.
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Topsy And Tim: Go To The Zoo Activity Book Ladybird Readers Level 1 by Ladybird : INR310 ISBN: 9780241254233

Topsy and Tim like going to the zoo with Mum and Dad. They like seeing the animals. There are penguins, parrots, monkeys and lions at the zoo!Ladybird Readers is a series of traditional tales, modern stories and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign language. Each activity book includes language activities to support the CEF framework, as well as help young learners prepare for the Cambridge Young Learners English (YLE) exams and fulfils SSRW criteria. This Level 1 activity book is ideal for children who have received some initial reading instruction. It covers CEF level Pre A1 and supports YLE starters exams.
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Dear Cathy... Love, Mary: The Year We Grew Up - Tender, Funny And Revealing Letters From 1980s Ireland by Catherine Conlon : INR811 ISBN: 9780241975220

''Poignant, funny and highly readable.'' Sue Leonard, Examiner ''A real snapshot in time ... a celebration of female friendship ... fantastic - such a good read'' Irish Times Women''s Podcast ''Engaging ... tender and true and spiced with wit and no little wisdom'' RTE Guide ''Heart-warming ... nostalgic ... the letters brim over with the kind of humour and honest reflection that only best friends exchange'' Irish Independent ''I highly recommend this unusual and fantastic book. It''s a great trip down memory lane.'' Librarian Lavender ''Isn''t it great, Cathy, being where we are (age-wise I mean)? I really enjoy being 18 cos you have a degree of independence and yet you can act the gom if you want cos we''re not all growed up yet.'' ''I don''t know if I agree about it being great being 18. I''m kinda apprehensive, waiting for it all to come. I think 22-23''d be better. Then you''d be sophisticated and knowledgeable ...'' It''s the era of Dynasty, Murphy''s Micro Quiz-M and MT-USA on the telly, Kajagoogoo, Culture Club and Chris de Burgh in the charts. And also a time of mass emigration and creeping social change. In 1983 in Carrick-on-Suir two 18-year-olds take tentative steps into the future: Cathy to become an au pair, Mary to study accountancy. For a year they exchange long gossipy letters. The letters are touching, funny, tender and gutsy. They show the girls'' growing pains as they make sense of their new lives, dream about finding love, and start to realise that the world is a more complex and challenging place than they had ever imagined. Most of all, Cathy and Mary''s letters are filled with the eternal optimism and sense of wonderment of youth.
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Crossing Continents by Duncan Campbell-smith : INR3051 ISBN: 9781846148231

Bundled together in 1969 to stymie an international takeover attempt on the part of Chase Manhattan Bank of New York, Standard Chartered Bank has come to consolidate its status as one of the world''s leading international banks with remarkable success. Crossing Continents draws together into one narrative the evolution both of the modern banking group and of the separate banks - originally established in 19th Century South Africa and the Far East - that preceded it. In so doing, it offers glimpses not just into seminal developments in financial history, but also into the world-historical events which have provided their backdrop, into the young men who turned their backs on careers in Britain to cross continents in search of a more adventurous life and, colourfully, into the 1980s Big Bang that so transformed the City of London. Written with complete access to the bank''s archives and personnel, Duncan Campbell-Smith''s authorized history of Standard Chartered Bank shows us why British overseas banking was so often seen in the past, at home and abroad, less as a single-minded pursuit of money for its own sake than as a true hybrid of commerce and public service.
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Romans V Egyptians: World Of Warriors by Anonymous : INR620 ISBN: 9780141360294

The first in a highly collectible series of gruesome and hilarious historical guides featuring the heroes from World of Warriors!Step back in time to discover what life was like for Brutus and Ram before they were whisked away to fight for survival in the Wildlands. Packed full of gruesome historical facts about how ancient Romans and Egyptians lived.
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Brother Blue Activity Book - Ladybird Readers Starter Level B by Books : INR310 ISBN: 9780241283288

Sister Blue is not at home. Where is Sister Blue? Brother Blue can find her. Ladybird Readers is a graded reading series of traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign or second language. Beautifully illustrated and carefully written, the series combines the best of Ladybird content with the structured language progression that will help children develop their reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking skills. The five levels of Readers and Activity Books follow the CEFR framework and include language activities that provide preparation for the Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) Starters, Movers and Flyers exams. Brother Blue, a Starter B Activity Book, is ideal for children who are beginning to learn English for the first time. It introduces letter formation and includes listening activities and a phonics chant to aid pronunciation. The gradual progression will allow children to begin reading and writing letters, words and short sentences. It is Pre-A1 in the CEFR framework.
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Doctor Panda Activity Book - Ladybird Readers Starter Level B by Books : INR310 ISBN: 9780241283295

Dom Dog is not happy. He is hot. Doctor Panda, Pat Cat, and Gus Goat help Dom Dog. Ladybird Readers is a graded reading series of traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign or second language. Beautifully illustrated and carefully written, the series combines the best of Ladybird content with the structured language progression that will help children develop their reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking skills. The five levels of Readers and Activity Books follow the CEFR framework and include language activities that provide preparation for the Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) Starters, Movers and Flyers exams. Doctor Panda, a Starter B Activity Book, is ideal for children who are beginning to learn English for the first time. It introduces letter formation and includes listening activities and a phonics chant to aid pronunciation. The gradual progression will allow children to begin reading and writing letters, words and short sentences. It is Pre-A1 in the CEFR framework.
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Great Buildings Activity Book - Ladybird Readers Level 3 by Books : INR310 ISBN: 9780241284254

The world has many great buildings. Find out about the tallest skyscrapers, longest bridges and strongest statues. Ladybird Readers is a graded reading series of traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign or second language. Beautifully illustrated and carefully written, the series combines the best of Ladybird content with the structured language progression that will help children develop their reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking skills. The five levels of Readers and Activity Books follow the CEFR framework and include language activities that provide preparation for the Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) Starters, Movers and Flyers exams. Great Buildings, a Level 3 Activity Book, is A1+ in the CEFR framework and supports YLE Movers exams. The activities encourage children to practice longer sentences with up to three clauses, some expression of future meaning, comparisons, contractions and relative clauses.
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Minibeasts Activity Book - Ladybird Readers Level 3 by Books : INR310 ISBN: 9780241284261

Find out about many different minibeasts and where they live. What do spiders eat? How do bees help us? Why don''t we like flies? Ladybird Readers is a graded reading series of traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign or second language. Beautifully illustrated and carefully written, the series combines the best of Ladybird content with the structured language progression that will help children develop their reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking skills. The five levels of Readers and Activity Books follow the CEFR framework and include language activities that provide preparation for the Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) Starters, Movers and Flyers exams. Minibeasts, a Level 3 Activity Book, is A1+ in the CEFR framework and supports YLE Movers exams. The activities encourage children to practice longer sentences with up to three clauses, some expression of future meaning, comparisons, contractions and relative clauses.
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Puss In Boots Activity Book - Ladybird Readers Level 3 by Books : INR310 ISBN: 9780241284278

There was a cat whose name was Puss, and he could talk. Puss had an idea to help his master, so his master gave Puss some boots and a bag. Ladybird Readers is a graded reading series of traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign or second language. Beautifully illustrated and carefully written, the series combines the best of Ladybird content with the structured language progression that will help children develop their reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking skills. The five levels of Readers and Activity Books follow the CEFR framework and include language activities that provide preparation for the Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) Starters, Movers and Flyers exams. Puss in Boots, a Level 3 Activity Book, is A1+ in the CEFR framework and supports YLE Movers exams. The activities encourage children to practice longer sentences with up to three clauses, some expression of future meaning, comparisons, contractions and relative clauses.
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A Rural Affair by Catherine Alliott : INR265 ISBN: 9780241961285

Fans of Catherine Alliott''s bestselling novels One Day in May and A Crowded Marriage, will love her latest gorgeously romantic novel A Rural Affair. ''If I''m being totally honest I had fantasized about Phil dying.'' When Poppy Shilling''s bike-besotted, Lycra-clad husband is killed in a freak accident, she can''t help feeling a guilty sense of relief. For at long last she''s released from a controlling and loveless marriage. Throwing herself wholeheartedly into village life, she''s determined to start over. And sure enough, everyone from Luke the sexy church organist to Bob the resident oddball, is taking note. Yet the one man Poppy can''t take her eyes off seems tantalizingly out of reach - why won''t he let go of his glamorous ex-wife? But just as she''s ready to dip her toes in the water, the discovery of a dark secret about her late husband shatters Poppy''s confidence. Does she really have the courage to risk her heart again? Because Poppy wants a lot more than just a rural affair . . . Step into Alliott country with A Rural Affair. Praise for Catherine Alliott: ''I raced through it, completely gripped from start to finish'' Daily Mail ''An entertaining read that''s as light as the summer breeze'' Daily Express
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First Dictionay Workbook English For Beginners by Ladybird Ladybird : INR334 ISBN: 9780723294290

First Dictionay Workbook English For Beginners
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Go Jetters: Antarctic Adventure by Unknown : INR523 ISBN: 9781405927277

Grandmaster Glitch is up to no good again - all the way at the bottom of the world! Grab your gloves and head to Antarctica with the Go Jetters to see if they can stop him. A charming storybook for Go Jetters fans to enjoy over and over again.
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A Book Of Mediterranean Food by Elizabeth David : INR918 ISBN: 9780140273281

A Book of Mediterranean Food is Elizabeth David first book, and made her a favourite with foodies everywhere. Originally published in 1950 A Book of Mediterranean Food is based on a collection of recipes she made while living in France, Italy, the Greek islands and Egypt. She gives us hearty pasta and polenta dishes from Italy; aromatic and tangy salads from Turkey and Greece; and tasty seafood and saffron dishes from Spain. Whether it is the simplicity of hummus or the delicious blending of flavours found in plates of ratatouille or paella, Elizabeth David''s wonderful recipes in A Book of Mediterranean Food are imbued with all the delights of the sunny south. ''Not only did she transform the way we cooked but she is a delight to read'' Express on Sunday ''Britain''s most inspirational food writer'' Independent ''When you read Elizabeth David, you get perfect pitch. There is an understanding and evocation of flavours, colours, scents and places that lights up the page'' Guardian ''Not only did she transform the way we cooked but she is a delight to read'' Express on Sunday Elizabeth David (1913-1992) is the woman who changed the face of British cooking. Having travelled widely during the Second World War, she introduced post-war Britain to the sun-drenched delights of the Mediterranean and her recipes brought new flavours and aromas into kitchens across Britain. After her classic first book Mediterranean Food followed more bestsellers, including French Country Cooking, Summer Cooking, French Provincial Cooking, Italian Food, Elizabeth David''s Christmas and At Elizabeth David''s Table.
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Peter Rabbit Easter Egg Hunt by Beatrix Potter : INR859 ISBN: 9780723267287

Peter Rabbit and his friends love Easter, and this year the race is on to find as many Easter eggs as possible. There are lots of fun flaps to lift and pop-ups to discover in this playful eggstravaganza! Children can lift the giant flaps to reveal Peter Rabbit''s burrow, then help Peter to pull up some radishes and turnips before Mr McGregor catches him! Next they can help Jemima Puddle-Duck to find her naughty little ducklings, and join Peter and his friends to find the ten hidden Easter eggs! Make sure they look out for the amazing pop-up surprise! Peter Rabbit: Easter Egg Hunt is the perfect Easter gift, and is ideal for parents to enjoy with their children. It will appeal to Peter Rabbit fans and any children who enjoy animal stories.
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First 100 Words Workbook English For Beginners by Ladybird Ladybird : INR334 ISBN: 9780723294276

First 100 Words Workbook English For Beginners
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Counting Colours And Shapes English For Beginners (mini Hc) by Ladybird Ladybird : INR382 ISBN: 9780723294269

Counting Colours And Shapes English For Beginners (mini Hc)
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Water Horse: Legend Of The Deep by Smith Dick King : INR349 ISBN: 9780141302232

The story begins with a mysterious egg washed up on a Scottish beach, the morning after a great storm. Kirstie and her brother Angus find the egg and take it home. The next day it has hatched into a tiny greeny-grey creature with a horse''s head, warty skin, four flippers and a crocodile''s tail. The baby sea monster soon becomes the family pet – but the trouble is, it just doesn''t stop growing!
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Bombing War,the by Richard Overy : INR794 ISBN: 9780141003214

The ultimate history of the Blitz and bombing in the Second World War, from Wolfson Prize-winning historian and author Richard Overy The use of massive fleets of bombers to kill and terrorize civilians was an aspect of the Second World War which continues to challenge the idea that Allies specifically fought a ''moral'' war. For Britain, bombing became perhaps its principal contribution to the fighting as, night after night, exceptionally brave men flew over occupied Europe destroying its cities. The Bombing War radically overhauls our understanding of the War. It is the first book to examine seriously not just the most well-known parts of the campaign, but the significance of bombing on many other fronts - the German use of bombers on the Eastern Front for example (as well as much newly discovered material on the more familiar ''Blitz'' on Britain), or the Allied campaigns against Italian cities. The result is the author''s masterpiece - a rich, gripping, picture of the Second World War and the terrible military, technological and ethical issues that relentlessly drove all its participants into an abyss.
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Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian : INR766 ISBN: 9780141332253

Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian won the Guardian Children''s Fiction Award. Mum said war was a punishment from God for people''s sins, so he''d better watch out. She didn''t tell him what to watch out for, though. When the Second World War breaks out, young Willie Beech is evacuated to the countryside. A sad, deprived child, he slowly begins to flourish under the care of kind old Tom Oakley. But then his cruel mother summons him back to war-torn London . . . Will he ever see Mister Tom again? ''Everyone''s idea of a smash-hit first novel: full-blown characters to love and hate, moments of grief and joy, and a marvellous story that knows just how to grab the emotions'' Guardian Michelle Magorian was born in Portsmouth and on leaving school studied at the Rose Bruford College of speech and Drama and Marcel Marceau''s International School of Mime in Paris. Over the years she became interested in children''s books and decided to write one herself. The result was Goodnight Mister Tom, which won the Guardian Children''s Fiction Award, an International Reading Association Award and was also made into a much-loved film, starring the late John Thaw.
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Succession by Livi Michael : INR265 ISBN: 9780241146248

''In Succession Livi Michael engages meticulously with the diverse historical accounts of the Wars of the Roses, but she also invests intimate and poignant humanity into the personal tragedies of an era wrought with conflict and terror.'' Elizabeth Fremantle, author of Queen''s Gambit Behind the bloody battle scenes of the Wars of the Roses lie the sinewy political skills of a remarkable pair of women. Margaret of Anjou, French, beautiful, unpopular; her marriage in 1444 to a young Henry VI causes national uproar. As English rule in France collapses, Henry goes insane, civil war erupts, and families are pitted against each other. With Henry VI incapacitated, Margaret Anjou is left to fight alone for her son''s position as rightful heir. Meanwhile Margaret Beaufort, nobly born but far more distant from the throne, becomes a great heiress while only an infant. Her childhood is lived in echoing remote castles and she is lonely and vulnerable: everyone at Henry''s court competes to be her guardian and to engineer an advantageous alliance through marriage to her. By the age of thirteen, she has married twice and given birth to her only son - the future King of England. But then she is separated from him . . . and her fight really begins Succession is the intense and powerful story of the women who gave birth to the Tudor dynasty.
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Modern Classics Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively : INR917 ISBN: 9780141188317

Winner of the Booker Prize, Penelope Lively''s Moon Tiger is the tale of a historian confronting her own, personal history, unearthing the passions and pains that have defined her life. This Penguin Modern Classics edition includes an introduction by Anthony Thwaite. Claudia Hampton, a beautiful, famous writer, lies dying in hospital. But, as the nurses tend to her with quiet condescension, she is plotting her greatest work: ''a history of the world ... and in the process, my own''. Gradually she re-creates the rich mosaic of her life and times, conjuring up those she has known. There is Gordon, her adored brother; Jasper, the charming, untrustworthy lover and father of Lisa, her cool, conventional daughter; and Tom, her one great love, both found and lost in wartime Egypt. Penelope Lively''s Booker Prize-winning novel weaves an exquisite mesh of memories, flashbacks and shifting voices, in a haunting story of loss and desire. Penelope Lively (b. 1933) was born in Cairo. She has twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize; once in 1977 for her first novel, The Road to Lichfield, and again in 1984 for According to Mark. She later won the 1987 Booker Prize for her highly acclaimed novel Moon Tiger. Her novels include Passing On, City of the Mind, Cleopatra''s Sister and Heat Wave, and many are published by Penguin. If you enjoyed Moon Tiger, you might like L.P. Hartley''s The Go-Between, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. ''It''s a fine, intelligent piece of work, the kind that Leaves its traces in the air long after you''ve put it away'' Anne Tyler ''Funny, thoughtful ... a perfect example of the Lively art'' Mark Lawson, Independent
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At The Mountains Of Madness by H. P. Lovecraft : INR646 ISBN: 9780241341315

''To that flash of semi-vision can be traced a full half of the horror which has ever since haunted us'' An expedition to Antarctica goes horribly wrong as a group of explorers stumbles upon some mysterious ancient ruins, with devastating consequences. At the Mountains of Madness ranks among Lovecraft''s most terrifying novellas, and is a firm favourite among fans of classic horror. The Penguin English Library - collectable general readers'' editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century to the end of the Second World War.
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Plain Words by Ernest Gowers : INR1027 ISBN: 9780241960349

''Be short, be simple, be human.'' When Sir Ernest Gowers first wrote Plain Words, it was intended simply as a guide to the proper use of English for the Civil Service. Within a year, however, its humour, charm and authority had made it a bestseller. Since then it has never been out of print. Six decades on, writer Rebecca Gowers has created a new edition of this now-classic work that both revises and celebrates her great-grandfather''s original. Plain Words has been updated to reflect numerous changes in English usage, yet Sir Ernest''s distinctive, witty voice is undimmed. And his message remains vital: our writing should be as clear and comprehensible as possible, avoiding superfluous words and clichés - from the jargon of ''commercialese'' to the murky euphemisms of politicians. In a new preface, this edition draws on an extensive private archive, previously hidden away in family cupboards and attics, to tell the story behind a book that has become an institution: the essential guide to making yourself understood.
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How It Works: The Grandparent: A Ladybird Book by Jason Hazeley : INR614 ISBN: 9780718184308

The PERFECT GIFT for that special grandparent you know so well and love with all your heart but whom you haven''t got a clue what to get her for a present. Not a bloody clue. _______________________________________ Grandparents are versatile. They are babysitters, weather forecasters, mother''s helpers, sweet collectors, child-minders, knitwear suppliers, au pairs, curators of G-plan furniture and providers of day-care for the under twelves. Retirement is an exhausting job._______________________________________ Grandparents spend a lot of time in the garden making everything tidy and pretty, so they have something tidy and pretty to look at while they are doing the gardening _______________________________________ This delightful book is part of the Ladybird series specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them. The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text. Other titles in the Ladybirds for Grown Ups series: How it Works: The Student How it Works: The Cat How it Works: The Dog The Ladybird Book of the Meeting The Ladybird Book of Red Tape The Ladybird Book of the People Next Door The Ladybird Book of the Sickie The Ladybird Book of the Zombie Apocalypse How it Works: The Husband How it Works: The Wife How it Works: The Mum How it Works: The Dad The Ladybird Book of the Mid-Life Crisis The Ladybird Book of the Hangover The Ladybird Book of Mindfulness The Ladybird Book of the Shed The Ladybird Book of Dating The Ladybird Book of the Hipster
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Hygge: The Danish Art Of Happiness by Marie Tourell Soderberg : INR1083 ISBN: 9780718185336

Discover what really matters in life with hygge ___________ To me, hygge is: · Meeting my sister for a walk in the park, chatting, laughing and clowning around, as if we were children again. · Listening to the rain on the roof with a cup of tea and my boyfriend next to me. · Drinking wine in my mum''s garden. · Enjoying a cup of coffee with good friends, that becomes a dinner, that becomes a late-night drink, because no one wants the evening to end. ____________ We all know the feeling of hygge instinctively, but few of us ever manage to capture it for more than a moment.Now Danish actress and hygge aficionado Marie Tourell Søderberg has travelled the length and breadth of her home country to create the perfect guide to cooking, decorating, entertaining and being inspired the hygge way. Full of beautiful photographs and simple, practical steps and ideas to make your home and life both comfortable and cheering all year round, this book is the easy way to introduce hygge into your life. ''Pretty, homey and intimate, scattered with reflections from ordinary Danes'' - Guardian
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The Winter King (book One): The First Book In The Acclaimed Arthurian Chronicles Trilogy by Bernard Cornwell : INR922 ISBN: 9781405928328

From Bernard Cornwell, the creator of the No. 1 bestselling Sharpe novels. In the Dark Ages, a legendary warrior arises to unite a divided land . . . Uther, the High King of Britain, is dead. His only heir is the infant Mordred. Yet each of the country''s lesser kings seek to claim the crown for themselves. While they squabble and spoil for war, a host of Saxon armies gather, preparing for invasion. But no one has counted on the fearsome warlord Arthur. Handed power by Merlin and pursuing a doomed romance with the beautiful Guinevere, Arthur knows he will struggle to unite the country - let alone hold back the Saxon enemy at the gates. Yet destiny awaits him . . . The first of Bernard Cornwell''s Warlord Chronicles, The Winter King is a brilliant retelling of the Arthurian legend, combining myth, history and thrilling battlefield action. ''Of all the books I have written these are my favourites'' Bernard Cornwell ''Spellbinding realism'' The Times
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Enemy Of God (book Two): The Second Book In The Acclaimed Warlord Chronicles Trilogy by Bernard Cornwell : INR794 ISBN: 9781405928335

From Bernard Cornwell, the creator of the No. 1 bestselling Sharpe novels. Arthur has brought a fragile peace to Britain - but it cannot last . . . Uniting the restive British kingdoms behind him, Arthur believes he can now hold back the Saxons threatening the country. Meanwhile, Merlin sets out on a quest to uncover the sacred Treasures of Britain, hoping they will prove decisive in the coming battle. But in a country where the cult of the Christians is spreading, Merlin''s quest is divisive. And the ambitions of the rival warlord Lancelot threaten the delicate peace. Could even those closest to Arthur be moved to betray him? In the second book of the Warlord Chronicles, Bernard Cornwell brilliantly retells the Arthurian legend, combining myth, history and thrilling battlefield action. ''Wonderful and haunting'' People Magazine ''Of all the books I have written these are my favourites'' Bernard Cornwell
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The Baby's Catalogue by Allan Ahlberg : INR762 ISBN: 9780141343358

Janet and Allan Ahlberg''s classic picture book, The Baby''s Catalogue The bestselling picture book The Baby''s Catalogue by the iconic British husband and wife picture book team Janet and Allan Ahlberg, creators of Peepo!, is filled with easily recognizable objects - perfect for your baby or toddler! Mums and Dads, breakfasts and bedtimes, pets and toys and prams and swings - and lots and lots of other fascinating things! Allan Ahlberg has published over 100 children''s books and with his late wife Janet, created many award-winning children''s picture books. The Baby''s Catalogue was inspired by their daughter, Jessica. The Ahlbergs'' books are nursery bookshelf standards and have been the recipient of worldwide acclaim and awards, including the Kate Greenaway Medal. Look out for these other classics by Allan Ahlberg: Burglar Bill; Cops and Robbers; Each Peach Pear Plum; The One and Only Two Heads; Son of a Gun; The Little Worm Book; Two Wheels Two Heads; Funny Bones; A Pair of Sinners; Happy Families; Peepo!; The Ha Ha Bonk Book; Help Your Child to Read; Ten in a Bed; Please mrs Butler; Daisy Chains; Yum Yum; Playmates; Foldaways; Woof; The Cinderella Show; The Jolly Postman; The Jolly Christmas Postman; The Jolly Pocket Postman; The Clothes Horse and Other Stories; The Mighty Slide; Starting School; Heard it in the Playground; The Bear Nobody Wanted; It was a Dark and Stormy Night; The Giant Baby; Baby Sleeps; Blue Buggy; Doll and Teddy; See the Rabbit; Please Mrs Butler; The Better Brown Stories; The Boyhood of Burglar Bill
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Penguin Classics Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy : INR1305 ISBN: 9780141393384

Part of Penguin''s beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design Independent and spirited Bathsheba Everdene has come to Weatherbury to take up her position as a farmer on the largest estate in the area. Her bold presence draws three very different suitors: the gentleman-farmer Boldwood, soldier-seducer Sergeant Troy and the devoted shepherd Gabriel Oak. Each, in contrasting ways, unsettles her decisions and complicates her life, and tragedy ensues, threatening the stability of the whole community. The first of his works set in Wessex, Hardy''s novel of swiftpassion and slow courtship is imbued with his evocative descriptions of rural life and landscapes, and with unflinching honesty about sexual relationships.
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Edward Viii (penguin Monarchs): The Uncrowned King by Piers Brendon : INR506 ISBN: 9780141987354

''After my death,'' George V said of his eldest son and heir, ''the boy will ruin himself within twelve months.'' The forecast proved uncannily accurate. Edward VIII came to the throne in January 1936, provoked a constitutional crisis by his determination to marry the American divorcée Wallis Simpson, and abdicated in December. He was never crowned king. In choosing the woman he loved over his royal birthright, Edward shook the monarchy to its foundations. Given the new title ''Duke of Windsor'' and essentially sent into exile, he remained a visible skeleton in the royal cupboard until his death in 1972 and he haunts the house of Windsor to this day. Drawing on unpublished material, notably correspondence with his most loyal (though much tried) supporter Winston Churchill, Piers Brendon''s superb biography traces Edward''s tumultuous public and private life from bright young prince to troubled sovereign, from wartime colonial governor to sad but glittering expatriate. With pace and panache, it cuts through the myths that still surround this most controversial of modern British monarchs.
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White Teeth by Zadie Smith : INR924 ISBN: 9780140276336

A Hay Festival and The Poole VOTE 100 BOOKS for Women Selection ''Believe the hype'' The Times ''The almost preposterous talent was clear from the first pages'' Julian Barnes, Guardian The international bestseller and modern classic of multicultural Britain - an unforgettable portrait of London One of the most talked about debut novels of all time, White Teeth is a funny, generous, big-hearted novel, adored by critics and readers alike. Dealing - among many other things - with friendship, love, war, three cultures and three families over three generations, one brown mouse, and the tricky way the past has of coming back and biting you on the ankle, it is a life-affirming, riotous must-read of a book. ''Funny, clever ... and a rollicking good read'' Independent ''Astonishingly assured, funny and serious... I was delighted'' Salman Rushdie ''Quirky, sassy and wise ... a big, splashy, populous production reminiscent of books by Dickens and Salman Rushdie ... demonstrates both an instinctive storytelling talent and a fully fashioned voice that''s street-smart and learned, sassy and philosophical all at the same time'' New York Times ''Smith writes like an old hand, and, sometimes, like a dream'' New Yorker ''Outstanding ... A strikingly clever and funny book with a passion for ideas, for language and for the rich tragic-comedy of life'' Sunday Telegraph ''Relentlessly funny ... idiosyncratic, and deeply felt'' Guardian
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Modern Classics: In Search Of Lost Time Volume 1 - Way By Swanns by Marcel Proust : INR1006 ISBN: 9780141180311

One of the greatest, most entertaining reading experiences in any language, Marcel Proust''s In Search of Lost Time Vol. 1: The Way by Swann''s is published in a new translation from the French by Lydia Davis in Penguin Classics. The Way by Swann''s is one of the great novels of childhood, depicting the impressions of a sensitive boy of his family and neighbours, brought dazzlingly back to life by the famous taste of a madeleine. It contains the separate short novel, A Love of Swann''s, a study of sexual jealousy that forms a crucial part of the vast, unfolding structure of In Search of Lost Time. This book established Proust as one of the greatest voices of the modern age - satirical, sceptical, confiding and endlessly varied in his responses to the human condition. Since the original pre-war translation Remembrance of Things Past by C. K. Scott Moncrieff and Terence Kilmartin, there has been no completely new rendering of Proust''s French original into English. This translation brings to the fore a more sharply engaged, comic and lucid Proust. As the great story unfolds from its magical opening scenes to its devastating end, it is this Penguin Classics edition of In Search of Lost Time that makes Proust accessible to a new generation. Marcel Proust (1871-1922) is generally viewed as the greatest French novelist and perhaps the greatest European novelist of the 20th century. He lived much of his later life as a reclusive semi-invalid in a sound-proofed flat in Paris, giving himself over entirely to writing his masterpiece In Search of Lost Time (À la recherche du temps perdu). If you enjoyed In Search Of Lost Time, you might like James Joyce''s Ulysses, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. ''The latest Penguin Proust is a triumph, and will bring this inexhaustible artwork to new audiences throughout the English-speaking world'' Sunday Telegraph
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Excalibur (book Three): The Final Book In The Acclaimed Arthurian Chronicles Trilogy by Bernard Cornwell : INR924 ISBN: 9781405928342

From Bernard Cornwell the creator of the No. 1 bestselling Sharpe novels. Arthur seeks peace, with the aid of his sword Excaliber . . . After rebellions and betrayals by those he believed loved him most, Arthur looks at his most weak. His Saxon enemies decide to strike before he regains his strength, plunging Britain into war. It will require all Arthur''s leadership and military cunning to win this last battle. But in this final struggle of the warlord, the intrigues of Mordred, now the adult heir to the throne of Britain, and the dark magic of the priestess Nimue could conspire to bring about Arthur''s downfall. Even his trusty blade Excaliber may not be sharp enough to save him . . . Bernard Cornwell concludes The Warlord Chronicles, bringing the Arthurian legend to thrilling new life. ''A powerful and dramatic retelling of the Arthurian legend'' Sharon Penman ''Of all the books I have written these are my favourites'' Bernard Cornwell
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Modern Classics Uncanny by Sigmund Freud : INR1010 ISBN: 9780141182377

An extraordinary collection of thematically linked essays, including THE UNCANNY, SCREEN MEMORIES and FAMILY ROMANCES. Leonardo da Vinci fascinated Freud primarily because he was keen to know why his personality was so incomprehensible to his contemporaries. In this probing biographical essay he deconstructs both da Vinci''s character and the nature of his genius. As ever, many of his exploratory avenues lead to the subject''s sexuality - why did da Vinci depict the naked human body the way hedid? What of his tendency to surround himself with handsome young boys that he took on as his pupils? Intriguing, thought-provoking and often contentious, this volume contains some of Freud''s best writing.
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Modern Classics Burmese Days by George Orwell : INR847 ISBN: 9780141185378

Based on his experiences as a policeman in Burma, George Orwell''s first novel presents a devastating picture of British colonial rule. It describes corruption and imperial bigotry in a society where, ''after all, natives were natives - interesting, no doubt, but finally ... an inferior people''. When Flory, a white timber merchant, befriends Indian Dr Veraswami, he defies this orthodoxy. The doctor is in danger: U Po Kyin, a corrupt magistrate, is plotting his downfall. The only thing that can save him is membership of the all-white Club, and Flory can help. Flory''s life is changed further by the arrival of beautiful Elizabeth Lackersteen from Paris, who offers an escape from loneliness and the ''lie'' of colonial life. George Orwell''s first novel, inspired by his experiences in the Indian Imperial Police in Burma, Burmese Days includes a new introduction by Emma Larkin in Penguin Modern Classics.
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Modern Classics The Complete Novels Of George Orwell by George Orwell : INR2618 ISBN: 9780141190396

George Orwell''s best-known novels, Animal Farm, describing a revolution that goes horribly wrong, and Nineteen Eighty-Four, portraying a world where human freedom has been crushed, are two of the most famous, well-quoted and influential political satires ever written. The other novels in this volume also tell stories of people at odds with repressive institutions: the corrupt imperialism of Burmese Days, disaffection with materialistic society in Keep the Aspidistra Flying, the perils of modern suburban living in Coming Up for Air and surviving on the streets in A Clergyman''s Daughter. All the novels brought together here display Orwell''s humour, his understanding of human nature and his great compassion.
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Dr. Who: The Colouring Book by Lee Teng Bbc : INR968 ISBN: 9780141367385

Planets, galaxies, villains, heroes, the Doctor, the TARDIS and the time vortex - all intricately illustrated in this timey-wimey colouring book packed with original Doctor Who art. With 45 stunning images to colour plus classic and timeless quotes from the beloved TV show, this out-of-this-world colouring book is perfect for any creative Doctor Who fan.
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The Book Of Tea by Kakuzo Okakura : INR243 ISBN: 9780241251355

''Meanwhile, let us have a sip of tea. The afternoon glow is brightening the bamboos, the fountains are bubbling with delight, the soughing of the pines is heard in our kettle.'' In this charming book from 1906, Okakura explores Zen, Taoism, Tea Masters and the significance of the Japanese tea ceremony. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics'' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.
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The Beetle by Richard Marsh : INR775 ISBN: 9780241341353

''I saw him taking a different shape before my eyes. His loose draperies all fell off him, and, as they were in the very act of falling, there issued ... a monstrous creature of the beetle type'' Eminent politician Paul Lessingham is the toast of Westminster, but when ''the Beetle'' arrives from Egypt to hunt him down, the dark and gruesome secret that haunts him is dragged into the light. Bent on revenge for a crime committed against the disciples of an Egyptian goddess, the Beetle terrorizes its victims and will stop at nothing until it has satisfaction. The Penguin English Library - collectable general readers'' editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century to the end of the Second World War.
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White Teeth by Zadie Smith : INR912 ISBN: 9780241981399

Zadie Smith''s White Teeth is a classic international bestseller and an unforgettable portrait of London, available as a Penguin Essential for the first time One of the most talked about fictional debuts ever, White Teeth is a funny, generous, big-hearted novel, adored by critics and readers alike. Dealing - among many other things - with friendship, love, war, three cultures and three families over three generations, one brown mouse, and the tricky way the past has of coming back and biting you on the ankle, it is a life-affirming, riotous must-read of a book. ''Funny, clever ... and a rollicking good read'' Independent ''An astonishingly assured début, funny and serious ... I was delighted'' Salman Rushdie ''The almost preposterous talent was clear from the first pages'' Julian Barnes, Guardian ''Quirky, sassy and wise ... a big, splashy, populous production reminiscent of books by Dickens and Salman Rushdie ... demonstrates both an instinctive storytelling talent and a fully fashioned voice that''s street-smart and learned, sassy and philosophical all at the same time'' New York Times ''Smith writes like an old hand, and, sometimes, like a dream'' New Yorker ''Outstanding ... A strikingly clever and funny book with a passion for ideas, for language and for the rich tragic-comedy of life'' Sunday Telegraph ''Do believe the hype'' The Times ''Relentlessly funny ... idiosyncratic, and deeply felt'' Guardian Zadie Smith was born in north-west London in 1975. Her debut novel, White Teeth, won the Whitbread First Novel Award, the Guardian First Book Award, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction, and the Commonwealth Writers'' First Book Prize, and was included in TIME 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005. Her second novel, On Beauty, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and won the Orange Prize for Fiction. She has written two further novels, The Autograph Man and NW, a collection of essays, Changing My Mind, and also edited a short-story anthology, The Book of Other People.
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The Greek Myths: The Complete And Definitive Edition by Robert Graves : INR1453 ISBN: 9780241982358

*The definitive and comprehensive edition of Robert Graves''s classic retelling of the Greek myths* ''Icarus disobeyed his father''s instructions and began soaring towards the sun, rejoiced by the lift of his great sweeping wings. Presently, when Daedalus looked over his shoulder, he could no longer see Icarus; but scattered feathers floated on the waves below...'' These are the greatest stories ever told - the labours of Hercules, the voyage of the Argonauts, Theseus and the minotaur, Midas and his golden touch, the Trojan War and Odysseus''s journey home - brought together into one epic and unforgettable story. Ideal for the first time reader, it can be read as a single page-turning narrative, while full commentaries as well as a comprehensive index of names make it equally valuable for anyone seeking an authoritative and detailed account of the spectacular stories that make up the bedrock of Western literature. The Greek Myths is a classic among classics, a treasure trove of extraordinary tales and a masterful work of literature in its own right.
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Out Of China: How The Chinese Ended The Era Of Western Domination by Robert Bickers : INR1214 ISBN: 9780718192396

The extraordinary and essential story of how China became the powerful country it is today. Even at the high noon of Europe''s empires China managed to be one of the handful of countries not to succumb. Invaded, humiliated and looted, China nonetheless kept its sovereignty. Robert Bickers'' major new book is the first to describe fully what has proved to be one of the modern era''s most important stories: the long, often agonising process by which the Chinese had by the end of the 20th century regained control of their own country. Out of China uses a brilliant array of unusual, strange and vivid sources to recreate a now fantastically remote world: the corrupt, lurid modernity of pre-War Shanghai, the often tiny patches of ''extra-territorial'' land controlled by European powers (one of which, unnoticed, had mostly toppled into a river), the entrepôts of Hong Kong and Macao, and the myriad means, through armed threats, technology and legal chicanery, by which China was kept subservient. Today Chinese nationalism stays firmly rooted in memories of its degraded past - the quest for self-sufficiency, a determination both to assert China''s standing in the world and its outstanding territorial claims, and never to be vulnerable to renewed attack. History matters deeply to Beijing''s current rulers - and Out of China explains why.
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The Only Way To Stop Smoking Permanently by Allen Carr : INR826 ISBN: 9781405916387

Make 2019 the year you quit the cigarettes for good with this ground-breaking book ________ Allen Carr will help you break addiction for ever in this fully updated edition of The Only Way to Stop Smoking Permanently. You''ll soon be able to: - Achieve the right frame of mind to quit - Avoid weight gain - Quit without dependence on rules or gimmicks - Enjoy the freedom and choices that non-smokers have in life - Quit without willpower It''s time to begin your new life as a non-smoker with Allen Carr''s The Only Way to Stop Smoking Permanently. ________ ''A different approach... a stunning success'' Sun ''I was exhilarated by a new sense of freedom'' Independent ''His skill is in removing psychological dependence'' Sunday Times ''Allow Allen Carr to help you escape painlessly today'' Observer
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Iron Kingdom: The Rise And Downfall Of Prussia 1600 To 1947 by Christopher Clark : INR1424 ISBN: 9780140293340

Winner of the Wolfson History Prize, Christopher Clark''s Iron Kingdom: The Rise and Downfall of Prussia 1600-1947 is a compelling account of a country that played a pivotal role in Europe''s fortunes and fundamentally shaped our world. Prussia began as a medieval backwater, but transformed itself into a major European power and the force behind the creation of the German empire, until it was finally abolished by the Allies after the Second World War. With great flair and authority, Christopher Clark describes Prussia''s great battles, dynastic marriages and astonishing reversals of fortune, its brilliant and charismatic leaders from the Hohenzollerns of Brandenburg to Bismarck and Frederick the Great, the military machine and the progressive, enlightened values on which it was built. ''Fascinating ... masterly ... littered with intriguing detail and wry observation''  Richard Overy, Daily Telegraph ''A terrific book ... the definitive history of this much-maligned state''  Daily Telegraph Books of the Year ''You couldn''t have the triumph and the tragedy of Prussia better told''  Observer ''A magisterial history of Europe''s only extinct power''  Financial Times ''Exemplary ... an illuminating, profoundly satisfying work of history''  The New York Times Christopher Clark is a lecturer in Modern European History at St Catharine''s College, University of Cambridge. He is also the author of Kaiser Wilhelm II: A Life in Power.
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Doctor Who How To Be A Time Lord: The Official Guide by Bbc Bbc : INR965 ISBN: 9780723294368

This official Doctor Who guide is essential reading for all wannabe Time Lords. Written as a gift from the Eleventh Doctor to the newly-regenerated Twelfth, it contains everything you need to know to be just like him. So if you''ve ever wondered if you''d make the grade in the Time Lord Academy, or how to fly the TARDIS, or the correct way to dip your fish finger in custard, then this is the book for you!
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Dancing With The Tsars by Ross O'carroll-kelly : INR1386 ISBN: 9780241978337

I felt like I was living in a world teetering on the brink ... Life as a stay-in-bed husband turned out to be a lot more complicated than I expected. My wife was pregnant with a baby that possibly wasn''t mine. My old man was engaged in a war with the feminist movement that he was never going to win. And my old dear was making a lot of unexplained trips to Russia. Throw into the mix an eldest son with a possible sex addiction and three infant sons who were so thick they made me look like Edward Einstein. I might have actually gone over the edge if it wasn''t for the belief of my daughter and the challenge of helping her win the greatest prize that South Dublin has to offer - the Strictly Mount Anville glitter ball.
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Peter Pan by J.m. Barrie : INR704 ISBN: 9780241341391

''All children, except one, grow up.'' It was Friday night. Mr and Mrs Darling were dining out. Nana had been tied up in the backyard. The poor dog was barking, for she could smell danger. And she was right - this was the night that Peter Pan would take the Darling children on the most breath-taking adventure of their lives, to a place called Neverland, a strange country where the lost boys live and never grow up, a land with mermaids, fairies and pirates - and of course the terrible, evil, Captain Hook. Peter Pan is undoubtedly one of the most famous and best-loved stories for children, an unforgettable, magical fantasy which has been enjoyed by generations. The Penguin English Library - collectable general readers'' editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century to the end of the Second World War.
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Dirty Beasts (colour Edition) by Roald Dahl : INR791 ISBN: 9780141369334

Dirty Beasts is a collection of hilarious animal rhymes from the World''s NUMBER ONE Storyteller!Reissued in the exciting new Roald Dahl branding. A collection of (mainly) grisly beasts out for human blood, ranging from Gocky-Wock the crocodile to Sting-A-Ling the scorpion. Described in verse with all Dahl''s usual gusto and illustrated in suitably lurid style by Quentin Blake. ''A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero'' - David Walliams Exciting, bold and instantly recognisable with Quentin Blake''s inimitable artwork. Listen to DIRTY BEASTS (with REVOLTING RHYMES) and other Roald Dahl audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios! Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! inspired by the revolting Twits. Look out for the whole collection of wondercrump Roald Dahl books!
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Macbeth by William Shakespeare : INR841 ISBN: 9780141396316

Referred to by superstitious actors as ''the Scottish play'', William Shakespeare''s Macbeth is a tragedy in which appalling earthly crimes have lasting supernatural repercussions. This Penguin Shakespeare edition is edited by George Hunter with an introduction by Carol Rutter. ''By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes'' Promised a golden future as ruler of Scotland by three sinister witches, and spurred on by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan to ensure his ambitions come true. But he soon learns the meaning of terror - killing once, he must kill again and again, and the dead return to haunt him. A story of war, witchcraft and bloodshed, Macbeth also depicts the relationship between husbands and wives, and the risks they are prepared to take to achieve their desires. This book contains a general introduction to Shakespeare''s life and Elizabethan theatre, a separate introduction to Macbeth, a chronology, suggestions for further reading, an essay discussing performance options on both stage and screen, and a commentary. William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was born to John Shakespeare and Mary Arden some time in late April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. He wrote about 38 plays (the precise number is uncertain), many of which are regarded as the most exceptional works of drama ever produced, including Romeo and Juliet (1595), Henry V (1599), Hamlet (1601), Othello (1604), King Lear (1606) and Macbeth (1606), as well as a collection of 154 sonnets, which number among the most profound and influential love-poetry in English. If you enjoyed Macbeth, you might like Hamlet, also available in Penguin Shakespeare. ''Shakespeare - the nearest thing in incarnation to the eye of God'' Lawrence Olivier
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First Light: The Centenary Collection by Geoffrey Wellum : INR825 ISBN: 9780241984345

In 1918, the RAF was established as the world''s first independent air force. To mark the 100th anniversary of its creation, Penguin are publishing the Centenary Collection, a series of six classic books highlighting the skill, heroism esprit de corps that have characterised the Royal Air Force throughout its first century. Two months before the outbreak of the Second World War, eighteen-year-old Geoffrey Wellum becomes a fighter pilot with the RAF... Desperate to get in the air, he makes it through basic training to become the youngest Spitfire pilot in the prestigious 92 Squadron. Thrust into combat almost immediately, Wellum finds himself flying several sorties a day, caught up in terrifying dogfights with German Me 109s. Over the coming months he and his fellow pilots play a crucial role in the Battle of Britain. But of the friends that take to the air alongside Wellum many never return. The Centenary Collection: 1. The Last Enemy by Richard Hillary 2. Tumult in the Clouds by James Goodson 3. Going Solo by Roald Dahl 4. First Light by Geoffrey Wellum 5. Tornado Down by John Peters & John Nichol 6. Immediate Response by Mark Hammond
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Hitler 1936 To 1945 Nemesis by Ian Kershaw : INR1869 ISBN: 9780140272390

Winner of the Wolfson Prize for History, Ian Kershaw''s Hitler 1936-1945: Nemesis is the concluding second volume of one of the greatest biographies of modern times. No figure in twentieth century history more clearly demands a close biographical understanding than Adolf Hitler; and no period is more important than the Second World War. Beginning with Hitler''s startling European successes in the aftermath of the Rhineland occupation, from Czechoslovakia to Poland; addressing crucial questions about the unique nature of Nazi radicalism; exploring the Holocaust and the poisoned European world that allowed Hitler to operate so effectively; and ending nine years later with the suicide in the Berlin bunker, Kershaw allows us as never before to understand Hitler''s motivation and impact. ''Magisterial ... anyone who wishes to understand the third reich must read Kershaw, for no on has done more to lay bare Hitler''s morbid psyche''  Niall Ferguson, Sunday Telegraph ''An achievement of the very highest order ... a marvellous book''  Michael Burleigh, Financial Times ''No previous biographer has examined Hitler''s devilishness in Kershaw''s detail ... his book is so comprehensive, so richly documented and so judicious that it will not soon be superseded''  Daniel Johnson, Daily Telegraph Ian Kershaw''s other books include Hitler 1936-1945: Nemesis, Making Friends with Hitler, Fateful Choices: Ten Decisions that Changed the World 1940-4 and The End: Hitler''s Germany, 1944-45. Hitler 1936-1945: Nemesis received the Wolfson History Prize and the Bruno Kreisky Prize in Austria for Political Book of the Year, and was joint winner of the inaugural British Academy Book Prize.
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Slinky Malinki by Lynley Dodd : INR611 ISBN: 9780140544398

Slinky Malinki steals anything from a clothes peg, to a slipper, to a string of sausages, to a clock! Our hero is a BAD cat! The story is told in wonderful rhyme and through pictures full of life and movement.
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How To Be A Victorian by Ruth Goodman : INR876 ISBN: 9780670921362

How to be a Victorian - a time traveller''s guide to Victorian Britain by the BBC''s Ruth Goodman We know what life was like for Victoria and Albert. But what was it like for a commoner like you or me? How did it feel to cook with coal and wash with tea leaves? Drink beer for breakfast and clean your teeth with cuttlefish? Dress in whalebone and feed opium to the baby? Surviving everyday life came down to the gritty details, the small necessities and tricks of living. Drawing on Ruth''s unique first-hand experience, gained from living on a Victorian farm for a year, this book will teach you everything you need to know about 19th century living. If you liked A Time Traveller''s Guide to Medieval England or If Walls Could Talk, you will love this book. Popular Historian Ruth Goodman is an expert in nineteenth-century social and domestic history. She has presented a number of BBC television series, including Victorian Farm and Edwardian Farm and is a regular expert on The One Show. She spent ten years as a historical advisor to the Royal Shakespeare Company''s Globe Theatre and has co-authored three books, including the Number One Bestseller Victorian Farm.
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Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married by Marian Keyes : INR646 ISBN: 9781405934398

Lucy Sullivan''s been told she is getting married . . . but to who? She doesn''t even have a boyfriend yet . . . ''I was still at that stage in my life when I thought that weekdays were for recovering from the weekend'' Lucy Sullivan is twenty-six and living it up (and occasionally down) in London. Hers is a life of quiet, undisciplined desperation. But when she and three friends visit a psychic for a bit of fun and the woman''s predictions start coming true, Lucy is horrified. For the fortune teller insisted she''d soon be married - within the year, in fact. Not only does Lucy not have a boyfriend, but the chances of getting one are looking slim. Between the bottles of wine, anti-depressants and her addiction to self-help books, she''s not quite ready to walk, or even stumble, down the aisle sober. Is Lucy''s fate really written in the stars? Or will she finally take control of her own destiny? ''When it comes to writing page-turners that put a smile on your face and make you think, Keyes is in a class of her own'' Daily Express ''Gloriously funny'' The Sunday Times ''A warm and hilarious page turner'' Good Housekeeping ''A modern fairy tale, it''s full of Keyes''s self-deprecating wit'' The Sunday Mirror
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Wars Of The Roses: Stormbird: Book One by Conn Iggulden : INR875 ISBN: 9780718196349

The master of historical fiction, Conn Iggulden, retells one of the most brutal, bloody civil wars in English history, in the FIRST INSTALMENT of his Wars of the Roses series. King Henry V - the great Lion of England - is long dead. In 1437 his gentle son comes of age and takes the throne. Frail in body and mind, King Henry VI is dependent on his supporters to run his kingdom. Richard, Duke of York, however, believes that without a strong king England will fall. His fears seem justified as English power comes under threat from France, and discontent and rebellion spread at home. On the counsel of his advisers, Henry marries the young princess Margaret of Anjou, in order to forge an alliance with France - but is it too late? As the storm clouds gather, King Henry and his queen are besieged abroad and at home. Who can save the throne? Who will save the kingdom? Stormbird is followed by Trinity, also available from Penguin Random House UK. Perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell, Ken Follett and Hilary Mantel. Praise for Conn Iggulden: ''This is energetic, competent stuff; Iggulden knows his material and his audience'' Independent ''Iggulden is in a class of his own when it comes to epic, historical fiction'' Daily Mirror ''Iggulden...tells an absolutely cracking story'' The Times
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The Scarlet Pimpernel by Orczy : INR692 ISBN: 9780241341339

''Every step the Scarlet Pimpernel takes on French soil is fraught with danger'' The French Terror is raging, and few are safe from the threat of the guillotine. Sir Percy Blakeney, a foppish Englishman, decides to rescue imprisoned aristocrats before they can be executed. Showing great daring and aided by a band of brave comrades, he disguises himself as the formidable Scarlet Pimpernel. But will his beautiful French wife Marguerite unwittingly prove his downfall? Baroness Orczy''s swashbuckling 1905 novel set the standard for all future tales of masked avengers and was later adapted into a famous stage play and several film versions. The Penguin English Library - collectable general readers'' editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century to the end of the Second World War.
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Modern Classics Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby : INR849 ISBN: 9780141395340

The Twentieth Anniversary Edition As a young boy, growing up in the Home Counties and watching his parents'' marriage fall apart, Nick Hornby had little sense of home. Then his dad took him to Highbury. Arsenal''s football ground would become the source of many of the strongest feelings he''d ever have: joy, humiliation, heartbreak, frustration and hope. In this now-classic book, he vividly depicts his troubled relationship with his father,, his time as a teacher, and his first loves (after football), all through the prism of the game, as he insightfully and brilliantly explores obsession, and the way it can shape a life.
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Beneath Another Sky: A Global Journey Into History by Norman Davies : INR2036 ISBN: 9781846148316

''He writes history like nobody else. He thinks like nobody else ... He sees the world as a whole, with its limitless fund of stories'' Bryan Appleyard, Sunday Times Where have the people in any particular place actually come from? What are the historical complexities in any particular place? This evocative historical journey around the world shows us. ''Human history is a tale not just of constant change but equally of perpetual locomotion'', writes Norman Davies. Throughout the ages, men and women have endlessly sought the greener side of the hill. Their migrations, collisions, conquests and interactions have given rise to the spectacular profusion of cultures, races, languages and polities that now proliferates on every continent. This incessant restlessness inspired Davies''s own. After decades of writing about European history, and like Tennyson''s ageing Ulysses longing for one last adventure, he embarked upon an extended journey that took him right round the world to a score of hitherto unfamiliar countries. His aims were to test his powers of observation and to revel in the exotic, but equally to encounter history in a new way. Beneath Another Sky is partly a historian''s travelogue, partly a highly engaging exploration of events and personalities that have fashioned today''s world - and entirely sui generis. Davies''s circumnavigation takes him to Baku, the Emirates, India, Malaysia, Mauritius, Tasmania, Tahiti, Texas, Madeira and many places in between. At every stop, he not only describes the current scene but also excavates the layers of accumulated experience that underpin the present. He tramps round ancient temples and weird museums, summarises the complexity of Indian castes, Austronesian languages and Pacific explorations, delves into the fate of indigenous peoples and of a missing Malaysian airliner, reflects on cultural conflict in Cornwall, uncovers the Nazi origins of Frankfurt airport and lectures on imperialism in a desert oasis. ''Everything has its history'', he writes, ''including the history of finding one''s way or of getting lost.'' The personality of the author comes across strongly - wry, romantic, occasionally grumpy, but with an endless curiosity and appetite for knowledge. As always, Norman Davies watches the historical horizon as well as what is close at hand, and brilliantly complicates our view of the past.
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Esio Trot (colour Edition) by Roald Dahl : INR801 ISBN: 9780141369389

Esio Trot by Roald Dahl - the world''s NUMBER ONE storyteller. High up in a tall building lives Mr Hoppy all alone.Downstairs lives Mrs Silver. Mr Hoppy loves her. And Mrs Silver loves her tortoise, Alfie. Oh, if only Mr Hoppy could perform some great feat that would make him a hero in her eyes! Then one day his mind goes click and an amazing idea rushes into his head.With the help of a magical spell, some cabbage leaves and one hundred and forty tortoises, can shy Mr Hoppy win Mrs Silver''s heart? And now you can listen to ESIO TROT ( with THE GIRAFFE AND THE PELLY AND ME) and other Roald Dahl audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios! And look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! and HOUSE OF TWITS inspired by the revolting Twits.
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How It Works: The Dog by Jason Hazeley : INR646 ISBN: 9780718184353

THE PERFECT GIFT for people who value friendship, uncompromising love, dribble, chewed up furniture and miles and miles of walking to go to the toilet. __________________________________ ''The dog is often called a man''s best friend. Dogs are reliable, loyal and loving, like all best friends. They also smell like a bobble hat full of corned beef that has been left on a parcel shelf of a locked car for a fortnight during a hot spell. But there are some things you don''t mention to a best friend.''__________________________________ ''Once a week, Patsy vacuums up all the dog hair in her house. When she has finished the sofa she will do the carpets, inside the oven, in the powder tray of the washing machine, between the pages of the book she is reading, and behind the wallpaper. ''How did it get there?'' laughs Patsy while coughing up a hair-ball.''__________________________________ This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them. The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text. ''Hilarious'' Stylist Other new titles for Autumn 2017: How it Works: The Brother How it Works: The Sister The Ladybird Book of the Ex The Ladybird Book of the Nerd The Ladybird Book of the New You The Ladybird Book of Balls The Ladybird Book of the Big Night Out The Ladybird Book of the Quiet Night In People at Work: The Rock Star Previous titles in the Ladybirds for Grown Ups series: How it Works: The Husband How it Works: The Wife How it Works: The Mum How it Works: The Dad The Ladybird Book of the Mid-Life Crisis The Ladybird Book of the Hangover The Ladybird Book of Mindfulness The Ladybird Book of the Shed The Ladybird Book of Dating The Ladybird Book of the Hipster How it Works: The Student How it Works: The Cat How it Works: The Dog How it Works: The Grandparent The Ladybird Book of Red Tape The Ladybird Book of the People Next Door The Ladybird Book of the Sickie The Ladybird Book of the Zombie Apocalypse The Ladybird Book of the Do-Gooder
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Deep South: Four Seasons On Back Roads by Paul Theroux : INR1065 ISBN: 9780241969359

SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER Beloved travel writer Paul Theroux turns his attention to America, exploring the landscapes and communities of his homeland as an outsider for the first time For the past fifty years, Paul Theroux has travelled to the far corners of the earth - to China, India, Africa, the Pacific Islands, South America, Russia, and elsewhere - and brought them to life in his cool, exacting prose. In Deep South he turns his gaze to a region much closer to his home. Travelling through North and South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama and Arkansas, Paul Theroux writes of the stunning landscapes he discovers - the deserts, the mountains, the Mississippi - and above all, the lives of the people he meets. The South is a place of contradictions. There is the warm, open spirit of the soul food cafes, found in every town, no matter how small. There is the ruined grandeur of numberless ghostly towns, long abandoned by the industries that built them. There are the state gun shows and the close-knit,subtly forlorn tribe of people who attend and run them. Deep in the heart of his native country, Theroux discovers a land more profoundly foreign than anything he has previously experienced.
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The Shed Method: The New Mind-management Technique For Achieving Confidence, Calm And Success by Sara Milne Rowe : INR943 ISBN: 9781405941327

Make 2019 your best year yet with the help of the The Shed Method - step-by-step advice to give you the drive to go after what you want and achieve real success. ''A new way to tackle life''s challenges. Teaches you to get the best out of yourself'' Red Use your SHED - Sleep, Hydration, Exercise, Diet - to lock up negative thoughts and find the success you deserve. Do you make poor choices when tired or stressed?Is happiness perpetually out of reach?Have you lost direction? The SHED Method is a means of taking control of the reptile (fight or flight) and dog (bark or cower) parts of your brain to ensure you are always in control of your life and decisions. By managing your SHED you will:· Stop being your own worst enemy · Recognise internal warning signs· Turn negative emotions and thoughts into positive ones· Make better decisions when it matters Based on over ten years of coaching high performers, Sara Milne Rowe''s The SHED Method is full of easy-to-follow advice, practices and routines to help you become a happier, healthier and more confident you.
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Lady Susan by Jane Austen : INR242 ISBN: 9780241251331

''Of what a mistake were you guilty in marrying a Man of his age! - just old enough to be formal, ungovernable and to have the Gout - too old to be agreable, and too young to die.'' The scheming and unscrupulous Lady Susan is unlike any Austen heroine you''ve met in this fascinating early novella. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics'' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.
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Stuffocation: Living More With Less by James Wallman : INR1037 ISBN: 9780241257357

We''re all stuffocated. We have more stuff than we could ever need - but it''s bad for the planet and it''s making us stressed. It might even be killing us. In this groundbreaking book, trend forecaster James Wallman finds that a rising number of people are turning away from all-you-can-get consumption, from the exec who''s sold almost everything he owns, to the well-off family who moved to a remote mountain cabin. In Stuffocation, Wallman''s solution is to focus less on possessions and more on experiences. It is a manifesto for a vital change in how you live - and it''s the one book you won''t be able to live without.
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Modern Classics: In Search Of Lost Time Volume 3 - Guermantes Way by Marcel Proust : INR1051 ISBN: 9780141180335

Since the original prewar translation there has been no completely new rendering of the French original into English. This translation brings to the fore a more sharply engaged, comic and lucid Proust. IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME is one of the greatest,most entertaining reading experiences in any language. As the great story unfolds from its magical opening scenes to its devastating end, it is the Penguin Proust that makes Proust accessible to a new generation. Each volume is translated by a different, superb translator working under the general editorship of Professor Christopher Prendergast, University of Cambridge.
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Banana by Ed Vere : INR707 ISBN: 9780241330333

Getting what you want can be tricky, especially if you don''t ask in quite the right way. Follow one little monkey''s journey through many emotions as he tries every trick in the book to get hold of his friend''s banana, until he finally hits on the magic word – please! Using only two words, this is a fantastic introduction to the value of manners and compromise for young children. Packed with humour, colour and exuberance, this is a brilliant observation of toddler behaviour.
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The Secret Language Of The Stars: What Your Birthday Says About You by Jessica Adams : INR1509 ISBN: 9780241368305

Pre-order The Secret Language of the Stars to discover all about the new blend of eastern and western astrology. For thousands of years, humans around the world have sought answers in the stars. Now, expert astrologer Jessica Adams brings the wisdom of the sun signs and the Chinese zodiac together, with profiles that are more insightful than ever. Animastrology is a beautiful and fun guide to the 144 combined astrological signs. Each is symbolized by an animal which reflects the sign''s instinctive nature. Discover which animal you are and uncover your strengths and weaknesses, your hidden talents and your quirks. Find out the whether you are really compatible with the signs you are drawn to and which should be avoided at all costs. Luxurious and beautifully illustrated, this book is the perfect keepsake to share with family and friends.
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The Supreme Court by Ruadhan Mac Cormaic : INR1037 ISBN: 9780241970331

''A wonderful book ... a superb book and it''s not just for people interested in law; it tells you a lot about Ireland'' Vincent Browne, TV3 The judges, the decisions, the rifts and the rivalries - the gripping inside story of the institution that has shaped Ireland. ''Combines painstaking research with acute analysis and intelligence'' Colm Tóibín, Irish Times'' Books of the Year ''[Mac Cormaic] has done something unprecedented and done it with a striking maturity, balance and adroitness. He creates the intimacy necessary but never loses sight of the wider contexts; this is not just a book about legal history; it is also about social, political and cultural history ... [the Supreme Court] has found a brilliant chronicler in Ruadhan Mac Cormaic'' Diarmaid Ferriter, Professor of Modern Irish History, UCD ''Mac Cormaic quite brilliantly tells the story ... balanced, perceptive and fair ... a major contribution to public understanding'' Donncha O''Connell, Professor of Law, NUIG, Dublin Review of Books ''Compelling ... a remarkable story, told with great style'' Irish Times ''Authoritative, well-written and highly entertaining'' Sunday Times The work of the Supreme Court is at the heart of the private and public life of the nation. Whether it''s a father trying to overturn his child''s adoption, a woman asserting her right to control her fertility, republicans fighting extradition, political activists demanding an equal hearing in the media, women looking to serve on juries, the state attempting to prevent a teenager ending her pregnancy, a couple challenging the tax laws, a gay man fighting his criminalization simply for being gay, a disabled young man and his mother seeking to vindicate his right to an education, the court''s decisions can change lives. Now, having had unprecedented access to a vast number of sources, and conducted hundreds of interviews, including with key insiders, award-winning Irish Times journalist Ruadhan Mac Cormaic lifts the veil on the court''s hidden world. The Supreme Court reveals new and surprising information about well-known cases. It exposes the sometimes fractious relationship between the court and the government. But above all it tells a story about people - those who brought the cases, those who argued in court, those who dealt with the fallout and, above all, those who took the decisions. Judges'' backgrounds and relationships, their politics and temperaments, as well as the internal tensions between them, are vital to understanding how the court works and are explored here in fascinating detail. The Supreme Court is both a riveting read and an important and revealing account of one of the most powerful institutions of our state. Ruadhan Mac Cormaic is the former Legal Affairs Correspondent and Paris Correspondent of the Irish Times. He is now the paper''s Foreign Affairs Correspondent.
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Modern Classics The Infernal Desire Machines Of Doctor Hoffman by Angela Carter : INR849 ISBN: 9780141192390

Desiderio, an employee of the city under a bizarre reality attack from Doctor Hoffman''s mysterious machines, has fallen in love with Albertina, the Doctor''s daughter. But Albertina, a beautiful woman made of glass, seems only to appear to him in his dreams. Meeting on his adventures a host of cannibals, centaurs and acrobats, Desiderio must battle against unreality and the warping of time and space to be with her, as the Doctor reduces Desiderio''s city to a chaotic state of emergency - one ridden with madness, crime and sexual excess. A satirical tale of magic and sex, The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman is a dazzling quest for truth, love and identity.
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Blood And Land: The Story Of Native North America by J.c.h. King : INR3016 ISBN: 9780241282359

Blood and Land is a dazzling, panoramic account of the history and achievements of Native North Americans, and why they matter today. It is about why no understanding of the wider world is possible without comprehending the original inhabitants of the United States and Canada: Native Americans, First Nations and Arctic peoples. This highly personal book, based on years of travel and first-hand research in North America, introduces a deeply complex story, of myriad identities and determined ethnicities - from the desert Southwest to the high Arctic, from first contact between Europeans and Native Americans to the challenges of Native leadership today. Instead of writing a chronological history, King confronts the reader with the paradoxes, diversity and successes of Native North Americans. Their astonishing ingenuity and supple intelligence enabled, after centuries of suffering both violence and dispossession, a striking level of recovery, optimism and autonomy in the twenty-first century. Beautifully illustrated and filled with arresting and surprising stories, Blood and Land looks well beyond the ''feathers-and-failure'' narratives beloved by historians to show us Native North America as it was and is.
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Sasha's Secret by Cathy Cassidy : INR1271 ISBN: 9780241381373

*The must-have third book in the gorgeous Lost and Found series from Cathy Cassidy, bestselling author of the Chocolate Box Girls* Sasha has a huge secret which could jeopardise the bright future of the Lost and Found band. Sasha seems to have it all. She''s the lead singer of an amazing band, she''s starting to get famous online and it seems like the coolest boy in school might have a crush on her. Nobody could imagine that Sasha has a huge secret that is growing too big to hide. The band hasn''t noticed that her struggles with anxiety are overwhelming her, but when a world-famous rock-star invites the band to record music at his country mansion, and when Sasha starts having blackouts, she has a feeling that she won''t be able to keep it secret much longer... Will she be able to hide her problems, or will Sasha''s secret be exposed?
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Inside Vogue: A Diary Of My 100th Year by Alexandra Shulman : INR1037 ISBN: 9780241978375

The secret diary of Vogue Editor-in-Chief Alexandra Shulman and the real story behind the BBC TV ABSOLUTELY FASHION documentary. ''One of the great social diaries of our time . . . should become a classic.'' Sunday Times ''Eye-popping, brilliantly candid'' Evening Standard What a year for Vogue! Alexandra Shulman reveals the emotional and logistical minefield of producing the 100th anniversary issue (that Duchess of Cambridge cover surprise), organizing the star-studded Vogue 100 Gala, working with designers from Victoria Beckham to Karl Lagerfeld and contributors from David Bailey to Alexa Chung. All under the continual scrutiny of a television documentary crew. But narrowly-contained domestic chaos hovers - spontaneous combustion in the kitchen, a temperamental boiler and having to send bin day reminders all the way from Milan fashion week. For anyone who wants to know what the life of a fashion magazine editor is really like, or for any woman who loves her job, this is a rich, honest and sharply observed account of a year lived at the centre of British fashion and culture.
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This Little Chick by Ladybird Ladybird : INR525 ISBN: 9780723276395

This little chick''s name is Peg, Feel the shell of her smooth blue egg Toddlers and young children will love interacting with the cute touch-and-feel chicks in this sturdy board book from Ladybird. Have fun reading the rhymes together and finding the feely areas on the chicks each time. Feel a fluffy wing or touch a shiny beak, as each little chick is different. Then think of a name for the last little chick at the end! A perfect first touch and feel book for all young children, and also with a ladybird to spot on every page, This Little Chick helps to develop sensory and language awareness in preschool children.
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Ladybird Toddler Touch At Home by Ladybird Ladybird : INR707 ISBN: 9780723286394

Ladybird Toddler Touch books are perfect for 1-3 year olds and for stimulating the curiosity children this age have for the world around them. The books are the ideal follow on from the award-winning Baby Touch range, and are full of things to touch and feel, including finger trails to follow. Toddler Touch At Home is a sturdy tabbed book, all about the fun a busy toddler has at home. It covers the fun of dressing up, playing outside, reading a story and helping around the house. Children will enjoy recognising the familiar words and objects in the book, as they lift the flaps and feel the interesting textures on every page. Perfect for parent or carer and child to look at together, Toddler Touch At Home is bright and colourful, and a lovely book to share and discuss.
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Lifers: Inside The Minds Of Britain's Most Notorious Criminals by Geoffrey Wansell : INR1526 ISBN: 9781405919395

Geoffrey Wansell''s Lifers is a chilling and fascinating look inside the minds of some of the world''s most notorious criminals and serial killers. In this ground-breaking book, Wansell brings together interviews and original first-hand accounts from some of the most feared and dangerous criminals on the planet. Lifers offers a glimpse inside the minds of murderers as well as a chance to understand what it really means when ''life means life''. Having observed lifers over more than twenty years, often up close and very personal, Geoffrey Wansell''s Lifers will reveal more of the criminal mind than has ever before been seen.
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You Don't Know Me: A Bbc Radio 2 Book Club Choice by Imran Mahmood : INR897 ISBN: 9781405927376

As chosen by The BBC RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB and one of The TELEGRAPH''S CRIME BOOKS OF THE YEAR. ''Remarkable'' Simon Mayo, BBC Radio 2 It''s easy to judge between right and wrong - isn''t it? Not until you hear a convincing truth. Now it''s up to you to decide... An unnamed defendant stands accused of murder. Just before the Closing Speeches, the young man sacks his lawyer, and decides to give his own defence speech. He tells us that his barrister told him to leave some things out. Sometimes, the truth can be too difficult to explain, or believe. But he thinks that if he''s going to go down for life, he might as well go down telling the truth. There are eight pieces of evidence against him. As he talks us through them one by one, his life is in our hands. We, the reader - member of the jury - must keep an open mind till we hear the end of his story. His defence raises many questions... but at the end of the speeches, only one matters: Did he do it? PRAISE FOR YOU DON''T KNOW ME ''An original take on a courtroom drama that puts the reader in the position of the jury. Superb character-driven fiction. Masterful'' Guardian ''Startlingly original, stunning, superbly executed'' DAILY MAIL ''A rollercoaster ride'' GUARDIAN ''An exciting first novel, highly original, cleverly plotted and convincingly written'' LITERARY REVIEW ''You Don''t Know Me is a brave debut by a barrister... an impressively original courtroom drama'' THE TIMES ''You''ll never guess the ending'' THE SUN ''A daring concept executed to perfection, a hypnotic and authentic voice, and questions for us to answer as people and readers'' LEE CHILD ''An eye-opening, slick and compulsive thriller with an important message and unique writing'' ADAM DEACON, actor, writer, rapper, director - star of Kidulthood and Adulthood ''A startlingly original courtroom drama . . . perfectly executed, gripping the reader from the first sentence with the defendant''s unique voice and not letting go until a surprising twist at the end. Mahmood is most definitely one to watch * * * * *'' DAILY EXPRESS ''You''ve never read anything quite like this'' BARRY FORSHAW, FINANCIAL TIMES
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Gods And Warriors: Eye Of The Falcon (book Three) by Michelle Paver : INR484 ISBN: 9780141339313

Winter has been colder than anyone can remember, and there is no spring. The eruption of Thalakrea has shrouded the sky in ash, and blotted out the Sun. Fate brings Hylas to the island of Keftiu. He is desperate to find his friends: Pirra, the daughter of the High Priestess, and Havoc the lion cub. But Keftiu has suffered more than anywhere from the fury of the gods, and the once-prosperous island has been ravaged by cold, famine and plague. As Hylas sets off alone to seek his friends, he is tormented by the fear that Pirra and Havoc may not have survived the winter...
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Gods And Warriors: The Crocodile Tomb (book Four) by Michelle Paver : INR801 ISBN: 9780141339337

''If an Outsider wields the blade, the House of Koronos burns . . .'' A country at the edge of the world. A hidden tomb. A buried secret. Hylas and Pirra have found their way to the mysterious land of Egypt in pursuit of the dagger of Koronos, only to find that the Crows have got there first. Led by Hylas''s deadly enemy, Telamon, they are determined to recover the legendary blade, by any means necessary. But the dagger now lies buried beyond the reach of mortals. If Hylas and Pirra want it back, they will have to make the most dangerous journey of all - into the realms of death itself . . . ''Spellbinding'' Telegraph The fourth novel in the bestselling Gods and Warriors series by Michelle Paver.
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World Of Warriors Official Guide by Puffin : INR801 ISBN: 9780141360324

World of Warriors is the epic new battle strategy game from Mind Candy. The greatest warriors from history have been summoned through time to a mysterious world called the Wildlands where they must battle to the death! The World of Warriors Official Guide is the perfect gift for the player who wants to know everything about the game! Packed with player tips, battle strategy, locations guides and character info, this book will help you fight your way through the Wildlands and beat the evil Boneshaker and his army.
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Peter Rabbit: A Peep Inside Tale by Beatrix Potter : INR912 ISBN: 9780141373300

Peter Rabbit is so busy in the garden eating radishes that he doesn''t notice a red tail poking out of the bushes . . . Will Peter spot Mr.Tod before it''s too late? Join Peter Rabbit on this adventure story in this brilliant new board book format with flaps to lift and holes to peep through.
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Life Is Sweet: A Chocolate Box Short Story Collection by Cathy Cassidy : INR707 ISBN: 9780141374338

The Chocolate Box Girls Six fantastic stories, which one will be your favourite? Bittersweet - Will Honey''s cry for help cause trouble for Shay and Cherry? Chocolates and Flowers - Can Alfie plan the perfect Valentine''s Day surprise without breaking Summer''s heart? Hopes and Dreams - Will Jodie finally take a risk and step into the spotlight? Moon and Stars - Is Finch and Skye''s whirlwind romance in trouble? Snowflakes and Wishes - Caught up in another daring animal rescue, can Lawrie and Coco save the day? Hearts and Sunsets - Now that Ash''s summer of adventure is coming to an end, what does the future hold for him and Honey? Dip into the world of the Chocolate Box Girls with this delicious collection of short stories. This fantastic collection includes Cathy Cassidy''s four e-shorts, available in print for the very first time and a brand new, never before seen, story. A must-have for all fans of the Chocolate Box Girls!
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Blood And Land: The Story Of Native North America by J.c.h. King : INR1139 ISBN: 9780141976303

Blood and Land is a dazzling, panoramic account of the history and achievements of Native North Americans, and why they matter today. It is about why no understanding of the wider world is possible without comprehending the original inhabitants of the United States and Canada: Native Americans, First Nations and Arctic peoples. This highly personal book, based on years of travel and first-hand research in North America, introduces a deeply complex story, of myriad identities and determined ethnicities - from the desert Southwest to the high Arctic, from first contact between Europeans and Native Americans to the challenges of Native leadership today. Instead of writing a chronological history, King confronts the reader with the paradoxes, diversity and successes of Native North Americans. Their astonishing ingenuity and supple intelligence enabled, after centuries of suffering both violence and dispossession, a striking level of recovery, optimism and autonomy in the twenty-first century. Beautifully illustrated and filled with arresting and surprising stories, Blood and Land looks well beyond the ''feathers-and-failure'' narratives beloved by historians to show us Native North America as it was and is.
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Henry Viii (penguin Monarchs): The Quest For Fame by John Guy : INR518 ISBN: 9780141987323

Charismatic, insatiable and cruel, Henry VIII was, as John Guy shows, a king who became mesmerized by his own legend - and in the process destroyed and remade England. Said to be a ''pillager of the commonwealth'', this most instantly recognizable of kings remains a figure of extreme contradictions: magnificent and vengeful; a devout traditionalist who oversaw a cataclysmic rupture with the church in Rome; a talented, towering figure who nevertheless could not bear to meet people''s eyes when he talked to them. In this revealing new account, John Guy looks behind the mask into Henry''s mind to explore how he understood the world and his place in it - from his isolated upbringing and the blazing glory of his accession, to his desperate quest for fame and an heir and the terrifying paranoia of his last, agonising, 54-inch-waisted years.
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Red Classics Return Of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle : INR525 ISBN: 9780141034362

Three years have passed since Sherlock Holmes and his nemesis Moriarty vanished into the abyss of the Reichenbach falls. In that time the criminals of London have been able to sleep safe in their beds. But with the appearance of a dangerous individual with an air gun, the capital has never been in greater need of its protector. And so it is that Dr Watson meets a mysterious deformed man who reveals the truth behind the fateful final conflict between Holmes and Moriarty, and paves the way for the extraordinary return of the world''s greatest sleuth in thirteen new tales of mystery and deduction ...
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Oliver Cromwell (penguin Monarchs): England's Protector by David Horspool : INR1116 ISBN: 9780141979380

Although he styled himself ''His Highness'', adopted the court ritual of his royal predecessors, and lived in the former royal palaces of Whitehall and Hampton Court, Oliver Cromwell was not a king - in spite of the best efforts of his supporters to crown him. Yet, as David Horspool shows in this illuminating new portrait of England''s Lord Protector, Cromwell, the Puritan son of Cambridgeshire gentry, wielded such influence that it would be a pretence to say that power really lay with the collective. The years of Cromwell''s rise to power, shaped by a decade-long civil war, saw a sustained attempt at the collective government of England; the first attempts at a real Union of Britain; the beginnings of empire; a radically new solution to the idea of a national religion; atrocities in Ireland; and the readmission to England of the Jews, a people officially banned for over three and a half centuries. At the end of it, Oliver Cromwell had emerged as the country''s sole ruler: to his enemies, and probably to most of his countrymen, his legacy looked as likely to last as that of the Stuart dynasty he had replaced.
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Somme: Into The Breach by Hugh Sebag-montefiore : INR2471 ISBN: 9780670918386

No conflict better encapsulates all that went wrong on the Western Front than the Battle of the Somme in 1916. The tragic loss of life and stoic endurance by troops who walked towards their death is an iconic image which will be hard to ignore during the centennial year. Despite this, this book shows the extent to which the Allied armies were in fact able repeatedly to break through the German front lines. By focusing on the first-hand experiences of both Allied and enemy soldiers, the author weaves a remarkable portrait of life at the Front.
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Athelstan (penguin Monarchs): The Making Of England by Tom Holland : INR532 ISBN: 9780141987330

The formation of England occurred against the odds: an island divided into rival kingdoms, under savage assault from Viking hordes. But, after King Alfred ensured the survival of Wessex and his son Edward expanded it, his grandson Athelstan inherited the rule of both Mercia and Wessex, conquered Northumbria and was hailed as Rex totius Britanniae: ''King of the whole of Britain''. Tom Holland recounts this extraordinary story with relish and drama, transporting us back to a time of omens, raven harbingers and blood-red battlefields. As well as giving form to the figure of Athelstan - devout, shrewd, all too aware of the precarious nature of his power, especially in the north - he introduces the great figures of the age, including Alfred and his daughter Aethelflaed, ''Lady of the Mercians'', who brought Athelstan up at the Mercian court. Making sense of the family rivalries and fractious conflicts of the Anglo-Saxon rulers, Holland shows us how a royal dynasty rescued their kingdom from near-oblivion and fashioned a nation that endures to this day.
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The Edge Of The World: How The North Sea Made Us Who We Are by Michael Pye : INR1981 ISBN: 9780670922321

Michael Pye''s The Edge of the World is an epic adventure: from the Vikings to the Enlightenment, from barbaric outpost to global centre, it tells the amazing story of northern Europe''s transformation by sea. ''An utterly beguiling journey into the dark ages of the north sea. A complete revelation . . . Pye writes like a dream. Magnificent'' Jerry Brotton, author of A History of the World in Twelve Maps Featured in New York Times: 100 Notable Books of 2015 This is a story of saints and spies, of fishermen and pirates, traders and marauders - and of how their wild and daring journeys across the North Sea built the world we know. When the Roman Empire retreated, northern Europe was a barbarian outpost at the very edge of everything. A thousand years later, it was the heart of global empires and the home of science, art, enlightenment and money. We owe this transformation to the tides and storms of the North Sea. The water was dangerous, but it was far easier than struggling over land; so it was the sea that brought people together. Boats carried food and raw materials, but also new ideas and information. The seafarers raided, ruined and killed, but they also settled and coupled. With them they brought new tastes and technologies - books, clothes, manners, paintings and machines. In this dazzling historical adventure, we return to a time that is largely forgotten and watch as the modern world is born. We see the spread of money and how it paved the way for science. We see how plague terrorised even the rich and transformed daily life for the poor. We watch as the climate changed and coastlines shifted, people adapted and towns flourished. We see the arrival of the first politicians, artists, lawyers: citizens. From Viking raiders to Mongol hordes, Frisian fishermen to Hanseatic hustlers, travelling as far west as America and as far east as Byzantium, we see how the life and traffic of the seas changed everything. Drawing on an astonishing breadth of learning and packed with human stories and revelations, this is the epic drama of how we came to be who we are.
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