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|Peter Rabbit Tales - Goodnight Peter by Beatrix Potter : INR613 ISBN: 9780241330357|
The fourth title in a new series of board book stories for the very young set in Peter Rabbit''s world. Peter can''t sleep. He''s too big for his bedroom with his sisters, Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-tail. But is he big enough for his own room? 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.
|Modern Classics Dont Look Now And Other Stories by Maurier Daphne Du : INR1037 ISBN: 9780141188379|
Collecting five stories of suspense, mystery and slow, creeping horror, Daphne Du Maurier''s Don''t Look Now and Other Stories includes an introduction by Susan Hill, author of The Woman in Black, in Penguin Modern Classics. John and Laura have come to Venice to try and escape the pain of their young daughter''s death. But when they encounter two old women who claim to have second sight, they find that instead of laying their ghosts to rest they become caught up in a train of increasingly strange and violent events. Adapted into a terrifying film starring Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland, ''Don''t Look Now'' is The four other haunting, evocative stories in this volume also explore deep fears and longings, secrets and desires: ''Not After Midnight'', in which a lonely teacher investigates a mysterious American couple; ''A Border Line Case'', in which a young woman confronts her father''s past and his associations with the IRA; ''The Way of the Cross'', in which a party of pilgrims to Jerusalem encounter strange phenomena in the Garden of Gethsemane; and ''The Breakthrough'', in which a scientist claims to be able to trap the soul at the point of death ... Daphne du Maurier (1907-89) - English novelist, biographer, and playwright, who published romantic suspense novels, mostly set on the coast of Cornwall. Du Maurier is best known for and Jamaica Inn (1936), filmed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1939, Rebecca (1938), filmed by Hitchcock in 1940, and The Birds (1952), filmed by Hitchcock in 1963. If you enjoyed Don''t Look Now and Other Stories, you might like Shirley Jackson''s The Haunting of Hill House, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. ''Daphne du Maurier has no equal'' Sunday Telegraph ''Du Maurier created a scale by which modern women can measure their feelings''Stephen King
|The Gifts Of Reading by Robert Macfarlane : INR242 ISBN: 9780241978313|
From the acclaimed author of The Old Ways and Landmarks -- an essay on the joy of reading, for anyone who has ever loved a book Every book is a kind of gift to its reader, and the act of giving books is charged with a special emotional resonance. It is a meeting of three minds (the giver, the author, the recipient), an exchange of intellectual and psychological currency, that leaves each participant enriched. Here Robert Macfarlane recounts the story of a book he was given as a young man, and how he managed eventually to return the favour, though never repay the debt. From one of the most lyrical writers of our time comes a perfectly formed gem, a lyrical celebration of the transcendent power and humanity of the given book.
|All About Moomin by Tove Jansson : INR649 ISBN: 9780241343388|
The perfect introduction to the wonderful world of the Moomins. Join Moomintroll for his busy day, from collecting treasures with Sniff, to listening to Moominpapa''s stories of the sea. Every day is a new adventure in Moominvalley. A gentle, engaging story in a board book shaped just like Moomintroll.
|Modern Classics Out Of Africa by Karen Blixen : INR896 ISBN: 9780141183336|
In 1914 Karen Blixen arrived in Kenya with her husband to run a coffee farm. Instantly drawn to the land, she spent her happiest years there until the plantation failed. Karen Blixen was forced to return to Denmark in 1931 and it was there that she wrote this classic account of her experiences. A poignant farewell to her beloved farm, Out of Africa describes her strong friendships with the people of her area, her affection for the landscape and animals, and great love for the adventurer Denys Finch-Hatton. Written with astonishing clarity and an unsentimental intelligence, Out of Africa portrays a way of life that has disappeared for ever.
|Timeriders The Eternal War Book 4 by Alex Scarrow : INR613 ISBN: 9780141336336|
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 . . . A time wave has struck that alters the entire history of the American Civil War. Abraham Lincoln has followed Liam into the present from 1831 - and now the world is in a dangerous state of limbo . . . If the TimeRiders can''t return Lincoln to the past, the Civil War will never end. Can Maddy persuade two colonels on either side of no man''s land to cease fire long enough to save the future?
|Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter : INR533 ISBN: 9780241324332|
No matter how small your own little bunny, this is the perfect book to introduce them to Peter Rabbit. Before Peter goes off to bed, he''s having lots of fun playing and getting up to mischief. With stunning illustrations and a lovely gentle rhyme, it''s the perfect bedtime book to send your little one off to sleep. -------------- Hello Peter! forms part of a continuing range of Peter Rabbit books specifically for babies.
|Matilda by Roald Dahl : INR1271 ISBN: 9780141370354|
Puffin Audiobooks presents Roald Dahl''s Matilda, read by Kate Winslet. This audiobook features original music and sound design by Pinewood film studios. Matilda Wormwood is an extraordinary genius with really stupid parents. Miss Trunchbull is her terrifying headmistress who thinks all her pupils are rotten little stinkers. But Matilda will show these horrible grown-ups that even though she''s only small, she''s got some very powerful tricks up her sleeve . . . Kate Winslet''s award-winning and varied career has included standout roles in Titanic, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Finding Neverland, Revolutionary Road and The Reader, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. Also a highly acclaimed voice artist, she received the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children for Listen to the Storyteller. Listen to 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.
|Novacene by James Lovelock : INR1509 ISBN: 9780241399361|
Novacene: A New Look At Life On Earth
|The Day Of The Accident by Nuala Ellwood : INR801 ISBN: 9780241977347|
WHAT DID YOU SEE? WHAT DID YOU DO? ''Gripping, poignant...I read it in one sitting'' ROSAMUND LUPTON ''Brilliantly compulsive and with one hell of a twist!'' CLAIRE DOUGLAS ____________________________ Sixty seconds after she wakes from a coma, Maggie''s world is torn apart. The police tell her that her daughter Elspeth is dead. That she drowned when the car Maggie had been driving plunged into the river. Maggie remembers nothing. When Maggie begs to see her husband Sean, the police tell her that he has disappeared. He was last seen on the day of her daughter''s funeral. What really happened that day at the river?Where is Maggie''s husband?And why can''t she shake the suspicion that somewhere, somehow... her daughter is still alive? An emotional page-turner with amazing characters from the Top Ten bestselling author of My Sister''s Bones, this thriller is perfect for fans of Clare Mackintosh''s I Let You Go and Lisa Jewell''s Watching You. ______________________________ WHAT AUTHORS AND READERS ARE SAYING: ''Makes you question everything you thought you knew'' EMMA KAVANAGH ''Wow! What a fantastic book that completely sucked me in. 5 stars'' ***** Amazon reviewer ''A stunning book. Compelling, unsettling and powerful this is a book that will stay with me for a long time'' C. L. Taylor ''This story absolutely blew me away'' ***** Amazon reviewer ''A clever, twisty plot that takes psychological mind games to a new level. Nuala Ellwood has done it again!'' Jane Corry ''A masterpiece'' ***** Amazon reviewer ''Rivals The Girl on the Train (and beats it for style)'' The Guardian ''This clever, multi- layered novel is simply stunning'' Dinah Jefferies ''A gripping rollercoaster ride of a thriller. Keeps you in there right to the last page'' Christobel Kent ''A twisty psychological thriller. I raced through it in one sitting!'' Lucy Atkins ''A dark, intense, multi-layered thriller that twists and turns until the last page'' Tammy Cohen ''Twisty and unpredictable. Kept me guessing until the end'' Karen Cleveland ''An accomplished and page-turning thriller...it''s impossible to guess where it''s going next'' Nicholas Searle ''A raw, shocking, and serpentine mystery that keeps you guessing until the very end'' Nicolas Obregon, author of Blue Light Yokohama
|The House Across The Street by Lesley Pearse : INR801 ISBN: 9781405935371|
* * * * * - Heat ''This novel will have you up all night guessing what happens next'' My Weekly ''A gripping new novel'' Yours - Pre-order t he enthralling new novel from the ten-million-copy, Number One bestselling author Lesley Pease. Who burned down the house across the street? Twenty-three-year-old Katy Speed is fascinated by Gloria and the goings on at the house over the road. Who are the women arriving in a black car most Saturdays? Then one night, Gloria''s house burns down. In the wreckage, bodies are found. And Katy''s horror turns to disbelief when her father is arrested and charged with murder. Determined to prove his innocence, she sets out to uncover the truth about the mysterious house across the street. But that means uncovering the real murderer - and risking her own life . . . ''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 ''Evocative,multi-faceted and sometimes disturbing, a story that grips from first page to last.''Lancashire Post
|My Antonia by Willa Cather : INR823 ISBN: 9780241338322|
The final novel in the Great Plains trilogy, this is a celebration of the American midwest with Cather''s strongest heroine at its heart Jim and Ántonia meets as children in the wide open plains of Nebraska at the end of the nineteenth century. Jim leaves for college and a career in the east, while Ántonia stays at home, dedicating herself to her farm and family. As the years roll by, Jim will come to view Ántonia as the embodiment of the prairie itself - tough, spirited and enduring, despite the hardness and loneliness of pioneer life. Willa Cather''s beautiful novel is a celebration of the Nebraskan prairie she loved she much, and a powerful depiction of a pivotal era in the making of America.
|Modern Classics by Marcel Proust : INR1037 ISBN: 9780141180359|
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 book is translated by a different, superb translator working under the general editorship of Professor Christopher Prendergast, University of Cambridge.
|Penguin English Library The Time Machine by H G Wells : INR584 ISBN: 9780141199344|
The Penguin English Library Edition of The Time Machine by H. G. Wells ''Great shapes like big machines rose out of the dimness, and cast grotesque black shadows, in which dim spectral Morlocks sheltered from the glare'' Chilling, prophetic and hugely influential, The Time Machine sees a Victorian scientist propel himself into the year 802,701 AD, where he is delighted to find that suffering has been replaced by beauty and contentment in the form of the Eloi, an elfin species descended from man. But he soon realizes that they are simply remnants of a once-great culture - now weak and living in terror of the sinister Morlocks lurking in the deep tunnels, who threaten his very return home. H. G. Wells defined much of modern science fiction with this 1895 tale of time travel, which questions humanity, society, and our place on Earth. The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.
|The Other Side Of Happiness by Brock Bastian : INR1412 ISBN: 9780241338391|
''Pain is bad, right? In this fascinating book, Brock Bastian will convince you otherwise. Drawing on both vivid everyday examples and surprising laboratory findings, he shows how pain, suffering, and struggle give us pleasure, make us kinder, focus our thoughts, and give our life meaning. Bastian is a brilliant researcher and deep thinker and THE OTHER SIDE OF HAPPINESS is a delight to read'' Paul Bloom, author of AGAINST EMPATHY ''Brock Bastian skilfully shatters the zeitgeist of positive thinking, showing how struggle and suffering are vital elements of a life well lived'' Adam Grant, author of ORIGINALS and OBTION B with Sheryl Sandberg ''If you''re tired of all the simple minded books telling you to just cheer up and be happy, this is the book for you!'' Roy F. Baumeister, author of WILLPOWER: REDISCOVERING THEGREATEST HUMAN STRENGTH ''Explains why hardship sometimes yields richer lives that are laden with meaning, deep social connections, and unexpected bliss. A beautifully written and important book that should be required reading for anyone who''s ever wondered why well-being so oftenflourishes in unexpected places'' Adam Alter, author of DRUNK TANK PINK In today''s culture, happiness has become the new marker of success, while hardships are viewed as personal weaknesses, or problems to be fixed. We increasingly try to eradicate pain through medication and by insulating ourselves from risk and offence, despite being the safest generation to have ever lived. Yet in his research, renowned social psychologist Brock Bastian has found that suffering and sadness are neither antithetical to happiness nor incidental to it: they are a necessary ingredient for emotional well-being. Drawing on psychology, neuroscience and internationally acclaimed findings from Bastian''s own lab, The Other Side of Happiness encourages us to take a more fearless approach to living. The most thrilling moments of our lives are often balanced on a knife edge between pleasure and pain, whether it is finding your true love, holding your new-born for the first time, finishing a marathon or even plunging into an icy sea. This is because pain and the threat of loss quite literally increase our capacity for happiness, as Bastian reveals, making us stronger, more resilient, more connected to other people and more attuned to what truly matters. Pain even makes us more mindful, since in our darkest moments we are especially focused and aware of the world around us. Our addiction to positivity and the pursuit of pleasure is actually making us miserable. Brock Bastian shows that, without some pain, we have no real way to achieve and appreciate the kind of happiness that is true and transcendent.
|Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman : INR801 ISBN: 9780241388396|
** SOON TO BE A MAJOR NEW BBC TV SERIES ** ''Unforgettable'' Guardian ''Stop it! You''re all behaving like animals! Worse than animals - like blankers!'' Sephy is a Cross: dark-skinned and beautiful, she lives a life of privilege and power. But she''s lonely, and burns with injustice at the world she sees around her. Callum is a nought: pale-skinned and poor, he''s considered to be less than nothing - a blanker, there to serve Crosses - but he dreams of a better life. They''ve been friends since they were children, and they both know that''s as far as it can ever go. Noughts and Crosses are fated to be bitter enemies - love is out of the question. Then - in spite of a world that is fiercely against them - these star-crossed lovers choose each other. But this is love story that will lead both of them into terrible danger . . . and which will have shocking repercussions for generations to come. Voted as one of the UK''s best-loved books, Malorie Blackman''s Noughts & Crosses is a seminal piece of YA fiction; a true modern classic. ''The most original book I''ve ever read'' Benjamin Zephaniah
|Ladybird Tales Of Adventurous Girls by Ladybird : INR707 ISBN: 9780241367391|
Penguin presents the audio CD edition of Ladybird Tales of Adventurous Girls retold by Julia Bruce, read by Jacqueline Wilson and Vanessa Kirby. Girls can save the day too, and they always have . . . Join six adventurous girls from around the world as they use their wits, courage and strength to overcome the odds. With an introduction from award-winning author Jacqueline Wilson. Gretel and HanselTamasha and the TrollTokoyo and the Sea SerpentChandra and the ElephantsSea Girl and the Golden KeyThe Snow Queen Perfect for bedtime, these empowering tales show that girls can be the heroes of any story.
|The Ladybird Book Of Red Tape by Jason Hazeley : INR618 ISBN: 9780718184391|
THE PERFECT GIFT for unshakable rule abiding colleagues. __________________________________ ''Your call is important to us,'' says the lady on the help-line. The call is important because it is currently making the company 48p per minute.''__________________________________ ''Sam has forgotten her password so she cannot access her e-mail account. She can reset her password using a memorable name, but she has forgotten her memorable name too, so the account locks. Sam automatically receives a link so she can reset her password. It is sent to her e-mail account.''__________________________________ 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
|Animal Pants by Giles Andreae : INR707 ISBN: 9780141378343|
*A brand new laugh-out-loud book in the bestselling PANTS series* Baa pants, moo pants, COCK-A-DOODLE-DO pants . . . Have you ever wondered what kind of pants honey bees wear? What about iguanas? Or even piranhas? Find out in this joyous explosion of colour and silliness that will have readers of all ages laughing together - a hilarious rhyming read, from the author of Giraffes Can''t Dance and the illustrator of You Choose.
|More About Boy by Roald Dahl : INR1179 ISBN: 9780141367378|
MORE ABOUT BOYcontains a wealth of new photos, facts and writings about Roald Dahl and his childhood, together with the original text and illustrations from his much-loved memoir. As a boy, all sorts of unusual things happened to Roald Dahl.There was the time he and four school friends got their revenge on beastly Mrs Prachett in her sweet shop.There are stories of holidays in fishing boats, African adventures and the days of tasting chocolate for Cadbury''s.You''ll hear tales of horrible school bullies and the car accident when Roald''s nose was nearly sliced clean off . . Now you can discover even more about Roald Dahl''s childhood, including some secrets he left out. Some are painful, some are funny, but all of them are TRUE. Listen to 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.
|Matilda (colour Edition) by Roald Dahl : INR990 ISBN: 9780141369365|
Roald Dahl''s much-loved Matilda, now in a stunning large paperback format with Quentin Blake''s original illustrations in full colour. Matilda Wormwood''s father thinks she''s a little scab. Matilda''s mother spends all afternoon playing bingo. And Matilda''s headmistress Miss Trunchbull? Well, she''s the worst of all. She is a big bully, who thinks all her pupils are rotten and locks them in the dreaded Chokey. As for Matilda, she''s an extraordinary little girl with a magical mind - and now she''s had enough. So all these grown-ups had better watch out, because Matilda is going to teach them a lesson they''ll never forget. Matilda is also a phenomenally successful, award-winning London stage musical, adapted for the stage by Dennis Kelly with music by Tim Minchin. ''A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero'' - David Walliams Listen to MATILDA 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.
|The Racehorse Who Disappeared by Clare Balding : INR707 ISBN: 9780141377384|
Clare Balding''s second brilliant adventure for Charlie Bass and her funny family of humans and animals. Life is slowly getting back to normal for Charlie after her reluctant racehorse, Noble Warrior, won the Derby and saved her family from financial ruin. But drama soon returns to Folly Farm when thieves break into the farmyard in the dead of night and kidnap Noble Warrior! With the police baffled and no trace of the prizewinning thoroughbred to be found, Charlie launches her own investigation...
|The Shaman In Stilettos by Anna Hunt : INR763 ISBN: 9780241961360|
When celebrity journalist Anna Hunt takes a break from her glamorous, high-powered and fast-paced job to live in Peru for three months, none of her friends take her seriously. A burn-the-candle-at-both-ends 29-year-old with a love of stilettos, chocolate, fast cars and Sauvignon Blanc, she seems to have it all, including a wealthy boyfriend and a comfortable pad in Marylebone. How will she manage in a Third World country? Anna''s quest takes her from the wilderness of the Amazon jungle where she drinks ayahuasca, one of the most mysterious and potent hallucinogens known to man, to a passionate affair with Maximo Morales, a disarmingly seductive and charismatic shaman who offers her the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become his apprentice. Anna embarks on what is to be an utterly exhilarating, life-changing journey of mysterious rituals and burning passion. Will she find the fulfilment and inner peace she craves? And how will she bridge her two worlds and bring the ancient healing arts home to 21st century London?
|Statistics Without Tears by Derek Rowntree : INR841 ISBN: 9780140136326|
This book is written for anyone who needs or wants to know how statistics work. It assumes no expert knowledge, and teaches through words and diagrams rather than through figures, formulae and equations - providing the perfect approach for the non-mathematical reader. Written as a tutorial in print, Derek Rowntree includes questions in his argument; readers can answer them as they go, enabling them to measure their performance and judge how far they have mastered the subject.
|Poetry From The Future by Srecko Horvat : INR1698 ISBN: 9780241337325|
What is democracy? Have our democratic societies turned into a form of totalitarianism? If so, how do they get away with it? The past is forgotten, and the future is without hope. Dystopia has become a reality. Capitalism and historical revisionism are part of the fabric of this new world of normalized apocalyptic politics. Our passivity is guaranteed if we believe there is no future - this is a radical manifesto for hope in democracy, union and internationalism. Srecko Horvat, a leading European philosopher, calls for a radical internationalism in order to bring true democracy to Europe.
|Angels by Marian Keyes : INR516 ISBN: 9780241959305|
''I''d always lived a fairly blameless life. Up until the day I left my husband and ran away to Hollywood...''Unlike the rest of her family, Maggie Walsh has always done everything right. At thirty-three she has a proper job, is happily married to Garv and never puts a foot wrong. So why does she make a bolt for Hollywood and her best friend, Emily?In the City of Angels, Maggie gets to do things she''s never done before: mixing with film stars, pitching scripts, partying non-stop. But is this really a once-in-a-lifetime journey of self-discovery, or is she simply running away from married life?
|Modern Classics Undertones Of War by Edmund Blunden : INR885 ISBN: 9780141184364|
In what is one of the finest autobiographies to come out of the First World War, the distinguished poet Edmund Blunden records his experiences as an infantry subaltern in France and Flanders. Blunden took part in the disastrous battles of the Somme, Ypres and Passchendaele, describing the latter as ''murder, not only to the troops, but to their singing faiths and hopes''. In his compassionate yet unsentimental prose, he tells of the heroism and despair found among the officers. Blunden''s poems show how he found hope in the natural landscape; the only thing that survives the terrible betrayal enacted in the Flanders fields.
|Modern Classics Autobiography Of Alice B Toklas by Gertrude Stein : INR1037 ISBN: 9780141185361|
A fascinating insight into the vibrant culture of Modernism, and the rich artistic world of Paris''s Left Bank, Gertrude Stein''s The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas includes an introduction by Thomas Fensch in Penguin Modern Classics. For Gertrude Stein and her wife Alice B. Toklas, life in Paris was based upon the rue de Fleurus and the Saturday evenings and ''it was like a kaleidoscope slowly turning''. Picasso was there with ''his high whinnying Spanish giggle'', as were Cezanne and Matisse, Hemingway and Fitzgerald. As Toklas put it - ''The geniuses came and talked to Gertrude Stein and the wives sat with me''. A light-hearted entertainment, this is in fact Gertrude Stein''s own autobiography and a roll-call of all the extraordinary painters and writers she met between 1903 and 1932. Audacious, sardonic and characteristically self-confident, this is a definitive account by American in Paris. Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), a writer of experimental prose, is one of the original American Modernists. Born in Pennsylvania, she lived most of her life in Paris with her partner, Alice B. Toklas. Experimental books like Three Lives (1909), Tender Buttons (1914), and The Making of Americans (1925) established her reputation as an avant-garde stylist, and The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas made her an international celebrity. As an experimental writer she has been an inspiration to countless novelists and poets in our century, from Ernest Hemingway and Edith Sitwell in her own time to Jack Kerouac and Robert Duncan in ours. If you enjoyed The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, you might like Virginia Woolf''s Orlando, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. ''Buttonholes the reader with its informality, its unhurried rhythms, deadpan humour and acerbic remarks'' Frances Spalding, Sunday Times
|Peter Rabbit 123 by Beatrix Potter : INR711 ISBN: 9780241324325|
One Peter Rabbit . . . Two bad mice . . . Three naughty kittens . . . This whimsical board book takes you gently through the numbers from 1 to 10 and is a stylish introduction to the world of Peter Rabbit. With beautiful line artwork, this is a must-have for any baby or toddler''s bookshelf.
|Follow This Thread by Henry Eliot : INR1698 ISBN: 9781846149313|
''Delightful, ingenious and beautifully designed'' Philip Pullman ''Uniquely magical, each page offers new delights. Many books are described as ''journeys'' but Follow This Thread really is one'' Alan Connor ''Beautifully immaculate degree zero prose . . . a coherent and exhilarating experience'' Greg Bright, the ''Maze King'' Take an immersive journey into the labyrinthine world of mazes Labyrinths are as old as humanity, the proving grounds of heroes, the paths of pilgrims, symbols of spiritual rebirth and pleasure gardens for pure entertainment. Henry Eliot, co-author of the acclaimed Curiocity, leads us on a twisting journey through the world of mazes, real and imagined, unravelling our ancient, abiding relationship with them and exploring why they continue to fascinate us, from Kafka and Kubrick to the myth of the Minotaur and a quest to solve the disappearance of the legendary Maze King. Are you ready to step inside?
|The Falcon Of Sparta by Conn Iggulden : INR2053 ISBN: 9781405937382|
Penguin presents the audiobook CD of The Falcon of Sparta by Conn Iggulden, read by Michael Fox. In the Ancient World, one army was feared above all others. 401 BC. The Persian king Artaxerxes rules an empire stretching from the Aegean to northern India. As many as fifty million people are his subjects. His rule is absolute. The sons of Sparta, those whose fathers and grandfathers fell at Thermopylae and perished in the Peloponnesian Wars, work as mercenaries for Persian princes eager to play the game of thrones. When Cyrus the younger, brother to the Great King, lays claim to his father''s crown, he does so with an elite army of Spartans at his side. Yet battles can be won - or lost - with a single blow. Princes fall. And when the dust of civil war settles, the Spartans are left stranded in the heart of an enemy''s empire, without support, without food and without water. Far from home, surrounded by foes, it falls to the young soldier Xenophon to lead the survivors against Artaxerxes'' legendary Persian warriors. Drawing on one of history''s most epic stories of adventure, The Falcon of Sparta masterfully depicts the ferocity, heroism, and savage bloodshed that was the ancient World.
|The Experience Of Pain by Carlo Emilio Gadda : INR1320 ISBN: 9780141395395|
''The seething cauldron of life, the infinite stratification of reality, the inextricable tangle of knowledge are what Gadda wants to depict'' Italo Calvino At the height of Fascist rule in Italy and following the death of his mother, Carlo Emilio Gadda began work on his first novel, The Experience of Pain. This portrait of a highly educated young man whose anger and frustration frequently erupt in ferocious outbursts directed towards his ageing mother is a powerful critique of the society of his time and the deep wounds inflicted on his generation. Set in a fictional South American country, The Experience of Pain is at once richly imaginative and intensely personal: the perfect introduction to Gadda''s innovative style and literary virtuosity. Translated by Richard Dixon
|Lieutenant Hornblower by C S Forester : INR943 ISBN: 9781405928304|
The Second Horatio Hornblower Tale of the Sea The nineteenth century dawns and the Napoleonic Wars rage as Horatio Hornblower is ordered to the Caribbean and dangerous waters. New Lieutenant Hornblower''s latest ship is HMS Renown, a sound vessel whose captain is unfortunately of rather unsound mind. When ordered to attack a Spanish anchorage, the chain of command breaks down and it requires all of Hornblower''s seafaring cunning to avert disaster. As cannons pound and splinters fly aboard their beleaguered vessel, and the men are forced to engage at close quarters, the young lieutenant knows that to save his ship and crew he must prove himself a master of the high seas . . . This is the second of eleven books chronicling the adventures of C. S. Forester''s inimitable nautical hero, Horatio Hornblower. Featuring an exclusive introduction by Bernard Cornwell, creator of Sharpe ''One of the best. Everyone interested in war, or in human nature, should read this fascinating tale'' The Times Literary Supplement
|Young Samurai The Way Of The Warrior by Chris Bradford : INR533 ISBN: 9780141324302|
August 1611. Jack Fletcher is shipwrecked off the coast of Japan - his beloved father and the crew lie slaughtered by ninja pirates. Rescued by the legendary sword master Masamoto Takeshi, Jack''s only hope is to become a samurai warrior. And so his training begins. But life at the samurai school is a constant fight for survival. Even with his friend Akiko by his side, Jack is singled out by bullies and treated as an outcast. With courage in his heart and his sword held high, can Jack prove himself and face his deadliest rival yet?
|Modern Classics Shooting An Elephant by George Orwell : INR1037 ISBN: 9780141187396|
''Shooting an Elephant'' is Orwell''s searing and painfully honest account of his experience as a police officer in imperial Burma; killing an escaped elephant in front of a crowd ''solely to avoid looking a fool''. The other masterly essays in this collection include classics such as ''My Country Right or Left'', ''How the Poor Die'' and ''Such, Such were the Joys'', his memoir of the horrors of public school, as well as discussions of Shakespeare, sleeping rough, boys'' weeklies and a spirited defence of English cooking. Opinionated, uncompromising, provocative and hugely entertaining, all show Orwell''s unique ability to get to the heart of any subject. A collection of witty and incisive non-fiction, George Orwell''s Shooting an Elephant includes an introduction by Jeremy Paxman in Penguin Modern Classics.
|What Could Possibly Go Wrong... by Jeremy Clarkson : INR805 ISBN: 9781405919371|
What Could Possibly Go Wrong... is the sixth book in Jeremy Clarkson''s bestselling The World According to Clarkson series. No one writes about cars like Jeremy Clarkson. While most correspondents are too buys diving straight into BHP, MPG and MPH, Jeremy appreciates that there are more important things to life. Don''t worry, we''ll get to the cars. Eventually. But first we should consider: · The case for invading France · The overwhelming appeal of a nice sit-down · The inconvenience of gin and tonic · Why clothes are no better than ice cream · Spot-welding with the Duchess of Kent · And why Denmark is the best place in the world Armed only with conviction, curiosity, enthusiasm and a stout pair of trousers, Jeremy hurtles around the world - along motorway, autoroute, freeway and autobahn - in search of answers to life''s puzzles and ponderings without forethought or fear for his own safety. What, you have to ask, could possibly go wrong... Praise for Clarkson: ''Brilliant... laugh-out-loud'' Daily Telegraph ''Outrageously funny... will have you in stitches'' Time Out ''Very funny . . . I cracked up laughing on the tube'' Evening Standard
|Don't Touch My Hair by Emma Dabiri : INR2026 ISBN: 9780241308349|
Straightened. Stigmatised. ''Tamed''. Celebrated. Erased. Managed. Appropriated. Forever misunderstood. Black hair is never ''just hair''. This book is about why black hair matters and how it can be viewed as a blueprint for decolonisation. Emma Dabiri takes us from pre-colonial Africa, through the Harlem Renaissance, Black Power and on to today''s Natural Hair Movement, the Cultural Appropriation Wars and beyond. We look at everything from hair capitalists like Madam C.J. Walker in the early 1900s to the rise of Shea Moisture today, from women''s solidarity and friendship to ''black people time'', forgotten African scholars and the dubious provenance of Kim Kardashian''s braids. The scope of black hairstyling ranges from pop culture to cosmology, from prehistoric times to the (afro)futuristic. Uncovering sophisticated indigenous mathematical systems in black hairstyles, alongside styles that served as secret intelligence networks leading enslaved Africans to freedom, Don''t Touch My Hair proves that far from being only hair, black hairstyling culture can be understood as an allegory for black oppression and, ultimately, liberation.
|The M Word by Lisa Conway-hughes : INR1320 ISBN: 9780241379349|
Does a five-week working month terrify you? Are you scared to look at your bank balance in the last week before pay day? Or perhaps you''re spending all of your money on avocado toast instead of saving for a mortgage? In Money Lessons, financial advisor Lisa Conway-Hughes explains the secrets to good financial wellbeing and how to save up for the big moments in life, including your house and wedding, as well as how to budget effectively. Each chapter covers a separate money-related topic, followed by helpful tips and practical activities, including demolishing your debt and getting on the property ladder, funding a once-in-a-lifetime trip, de-tangling your finances from your partners'' and asking for a pay rise. The definitive guide for anyone wanting to start their journey to a more informed and empowered future, Money Lessons will not only overhaul your money management but enhance your wellbeing in the process.
|Free! by Chris Barez-brown : INR1037 ISBN: 9780241257371|
Chris Barez-Brown, author of SHINE, brings us a new book which inspires you to set your own rules at work, and make your job work for you. Life and work are intrinsically linked. They are not separate; they are one. If we want to live an extraordinary life, we have to make our work equally extraordinary. When your work resonates with purpose, you jump out of bed every morning, excited by the possibilities the day holds for you. Everything else in your life seems to have a glow about it, and you exude much more personal shine. My aim in writing this book is to help you feel like that every day. To help you make your work work for you. To feel truly free. Reading FREE will:-Remind you that you are fantastic and have the ability to do amazing things.-Show you that work is your slave, not the other way round.-Help you make work your ticket to an extraordinary future. Put you in the driving seat and show you a route to freedom.
|Modern Classics by J L Carr : INR711 ISBN: 9780241252345|
''One of the greatest football novels ever written and a comic masterpiece'' DJ Taylor'' DJ Taylor ''But is this story believable? Ah, it all depends upon whether you want it to believe it.'' J.L. Carr In their new all-buttercup-yellow-stripe, Steeple Sinderby Wanderers, who usually feel lucky when their pitch is above water-level, are England''s most obscure team. This uncategorizable, surreal and extremely funny novel is the story of how they start the season by ravaging the Fenland League and end it by going all the way to Wembley. Told through unreliable recollection, florid local newspaper coverage and bizarre committee minutes, How Steeple Sinderby Wanderers Won the F.A. Cup is both entertaining and moving. There will never be players again like Alex Slingsby, Sid ''the Shooting Star'' Swift and the immortal milkman-turned-goalkeeper, Monkey Tonks.
|Key Words With Peter And Jane #11 The Carnival Series B by Ladybird : INR239 ISBN: 9781409301387|
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 11b, Peter and Jane build a space rocket and introduce 76 new words, including ''carnival'', ''myself'', ''glass'' and ''above''. Once this book has been completed, the child moves on to book 11c. 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.
|Winning Not Fighting by John Vincent : INR1509 ISBN: 9780241318379|
Winning Not Fighting draws on the philosophy of Wing Tsun, an ancient Chinese martial art, to offer a profound and practical guide to achieving success at work, life and business. By explaining what these teaching reveal about decision-making, professional relationships, personal targets and positivity, it challenges some of our deepest held assumptions and forces us to unlearn many ideas that inform our current ideas on professional success. Why, for example, do we refer to business through a lens of conflict? Why does winning always require confrontation, competition and a loser? John Vincent and Julian Hitch challenge our ingrained assumptions about success and achievement to to guide us through a path of self-cultivation using the eight wisdoms of Wing Tsun. John Vincent, the co-founder of LEON, has applied these mantras to his healthy fast- food empire with enormous success. In Winning Not Fighting, he collaborates with Wing Tsun master, Sifu Julian Hitch to sculpt this timeless wisdom into a practical and accessible guide to achieving success for your business.
|The Last Narco by Malcolm Beith : INR944 ISBN: 9780141048390|
Mexico, April 2009. The bodies of pair of undercover military intelligence agents, disguised as campesinos (farmers), are dumped by the side of the road. Beside the corpses is a message on a scrap of paper: You''ll never get El Chapo. Authorities did - but only after the largest manhunt in history (and the help of Sean Penn). Now, the world''s most wanted drug lord, who in 2015 escaped prison by riding motorbikes over metal rails through a 1.5km tunnel dug in the showers and was named the 14th richest man in the world by Forbes, is awaiting trial in the US, and the subject of a smash Netflix series. This is the inside story of a man behind it all, a man who is still hailed as a folk hero despite having bribed or killed politicians, police and soldiers with impunity, and exported over 500 tonnes of cocaine to America alone. Through reportage and interviews with rival narcos, police and DEA sources, The Last Narco masterfully reveals a brutal war between the cartels, staggering state corruption, and the struggle to bring one man to justice.
|In Defence Of The Commons by Guy Standing : INR2026 ISBN: 9780241396322|
In Defence Of The Commons: A Manifesto For Saving Society
|The Hurlers by Paul Rouse : INR2053 ISBN: 9781844884391|
In 1882, a letter was published in the Irish Times, lamenting the decline of hurling. The game was now played only in a few isolated rural pockets, and according to no fixed set of rules. It would have been absurd to imagine that, within five years, an all-Ireland hurling championship would be underway, under the auspices of a powerful national organization. The Hurlers is a superbly readable account of that dramatic turn of events, of the colourful men who made it happen, and of the political intrigues and violent rows that marked the early years of the GAA. From the very start, republican and ecclesiastical interests jockeyed for control, along with a small core of enthusiasts who were just in it for the sport. In this authoritative and seriously entertaning book, Paul Rouse shows how sport, culture and politics swirled together in a heady, often chaotic mix. ''Fascinating ... a brilliantly researched book on hurling in the early years of the GAA'' Martin Breheny, Irish Independent ''I heartily recommend it. Great picture of the emergence of modern Ireland amidst sport, nationalism, priests and assorted crazy hotheads ... Brilliant stuff'' Dara Ó Briain ''A story of pioneerism, passion, intrigue, skulduggery and commitment ... a must read for the many sports, and particularly hurling, supporters and admirers in today''s version of Ireland'' Irish Times ''Brilliantly entertaining ... not just the gripping account of that first championship, but also of how the game of hurling itself was saved in the 1880s from what seemed certain extinction'' Sunday Independent ''Terrific'' Kieran Shannon, Irish Examiner ''Can''t recommend this enough. Amazing detail, brilliant story telling, full sweep of Irish life in the 1880''s and all the seeds and fault lines of GAA life today brought to life'' Ger Gilroy ''A brilliant piece of work'' Matt Cooper ''Both a sports and a history book, full of wonderful stories from a different time, with tales of passion, skullduggery and controversy, played out against the backdrop of what could be described as a civil war within the GAA and a land war that threatened to rip the country apart'' RTÉ Culture ''Fascinating'' Frank McNally, Irish Times ''A page turner that continues to deliver chapter after chapter ... The Hurlers is a must read'' Limerick Leader ''A superbly readable account ... an authoritative and seriously entertaining book'' Ireland''s Own ''The perfect read for a brilliant hurling year'' Caitriona Lally, Irish Independent Top Books of 2018 ''A vital look into the early years of the GAA and a perfect gift for both sport and history lovers'' Mark Gallagher, Mail on Sunday Books of 2018 ''Marries forensic historical research of the cultural and political contexts for the emergence of modern hurling with a polished style and storytelling ability that is rare among historians'' Diarmaid Ferriter, Irish Times Books of 2018 ''Flows along far more merrily and lightly than any history book has a right to and is especially enlightening when it comes to drawing the founding fathers Michael Cusack and Maurice Davin'' Malachy Clerkin, Irish Times, Sports Books of 2018 ''Marvellous ... the definitive account of this remarkable period when hurling came to life'' Clonmel Nationalist
|Peter Rabbit Pop-up Playmat by Beatrix Potter : INR896 ISBN: 9780241248324|
Join Peter Rabbit and friends in this wonderful pop-up playmat. The three colourful sections - set in the garden, in the woods and in the burrow are complete with wonderful, touch-and-feel tactiles, which are perfect to help young babies engage with interactive play. Babies will love this bright, fun fold-out book designed for use during daily tummy time.
|Five Minutes To Bed! A Ladybird Skullabones Island Picture Book by Ladybird Ladybird : INR707 ISBN: 9780718199326|
Looking for the perfect toddler bedtime books for your Completely Wide Awake, Not Tired At All little ones? Captain Cutlass is calling for his pirates to go to bed but they are all wide awake and desperate to stay up. Well, if they aren''t tired yet there are plenty of pirate jobs to do on-board their ship, The Leaky Tub! This beautiful picture book from Ladybird has fun rhyming text and humorous illustrations that will delight all pirate fans. The perfect bedtime book for your very own noisy pirates. Ahar me hearties! Other titles in the Skullabones Island series: Yo-ho-ho (A Ladybird noisy book), A Week of Pirate Tales, All Aboard the Pirate Ship (A Ladybird Lift-the-Flap book), Pirate Playtime (A Ladybird sticker activity book), Pirate Time (A Ladybird clock book) and How to be a Skullabones Pirate (A Ladybird sticker activity book).
|Key Words With Peter And Jane #8 The Big House Series B by Ladybird : INR310 ISBN: 9781409301301|
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 8b, Peter and Jane''s family look after a friend''s house in 91 new words including '' sunny'', ''private'', ''room'' and ''dressing''. Once this book has been completed, the child moves on to book 9b. 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.
|Key Words With Peter And Jane #8 Fun With Sounds Series C by Ladybird : INR310 ISBN: 9781409301318|
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 8c provides the link with writing for the words used in Readers 8a and 8b. Once this book has been completed, the child can move on to book 9a. 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.
|Read It Yourself The Tale Of Peter Rabbit by Ladybird Ladybird : INR334 ISBN: 9780723273387|
Based on the classic tale by Beatrix Potter. Naughty little Peter Rabbit goes into Mr MacGregor''s garden to eat his radishes, but then the farmer spots him! How will Peter Rabbit get away? 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 Tale of Peter Rabbit is a Level 1 Read it yourself title, suitable for very early readers who have had some initial reading instruction and are ready to take their first steps in reading real stories. Each story is told very simply, using a small number of frequently repeated words.
|Ladybird I'm Ready For Phonics Top Dog Level 3 by Ladybird Ladybird : INR382 ISBN: 9780723275398|
A brand-new set of phonics readers from Ladybird - perfect for helping your child with their phonics learning at school. Ladybird I''m Ready for Phonics readers uses simple language and engaging, humorous stories to help children develop their phonics skills. The series has been carefully written to give gradual, structured practice of the synthetic phonics your child is learning at school. The books introduce phonemes in a similar order to the way they are taught in most UK schools and also provide practice of common tricky words, such as the and said, that cannot be sounded out. Level 3 teaches sounds: m d g o c k ck. The series closely follows the order that a child is taught phonics in school, from initial letter sounds to key phonemes and beyond. It helps to build reading confidence through practice of these phonics building blocks, and reinforces school learning in a fun way. With simple vocabulary and subtle comprehension cues, these phonic readers will encourage, motivate and ignite children''s excitement about reading. Other titles in the series are: Phoneme Flash cards: Ladybird I''m Ready for Phonics, Say the Sounds: Ladybird I''m Ready for Phonics, Captain Comet''s Space Party! Ladybird I''m Ready for Phonics: Level 1, Nat Naps!: Ladybird I''m Ready for Phonics: Level 2, Huff! Puff! Run! Ladybird I''m Ready for Phonics: Level 4, Fix It Vets: Ladybird I''m Ready for Phonics: Level 5, Dash is Fab! Ladybird I''m Ready for Phonics: Level 6
|Key Words With Peter And Jane #10 Adventure On The Island by Ladybird : INR239 ISBN: 9781409301356|
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 10a follows Peter and Jane''s adventure on an island in 115 new words, including ''brought'', ''breakfast'', ''lightning'' and ''safe''. Once this book has been completed, the child moves on to book 10b. 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.
|Key Words With Peter And Jane #10 Learning Is Fun C Series by Ladybird : INR239 ISBN: 9781409301363|
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 10c provides the link with writing for the words used in Readers 10a and 10b. Once this book has been completed, the child can move on to book 11a. 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.
|Key Words With Peter And Jane #11 Books Are Exciting Series C by Ladybird : INR239 ISBN: 9781409301394|
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 11c provides the link with writing for the words used in Readers 11a and 11b. Once this book is completed, the child can move on to book 12a. 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.
|Liquid by Mark Miodownik : INR1037 ISBN: 9780241977323|
By the author of the best-selling, prize-winning Stuff Matters ''A truly delightful read'' Jim Al-Khalili, author of Paradox ''Exciting, anarchic and surprising'' Katy Guest, The Guardian This fascinating new book by the bestselling scientist and engineer Mark Miodownik is an expert tour of the world of the droplets, heartbeats and ocean waves that we come across every day. Structured around a plane journey which sees encounters with substances from water and glue to coffee and wine, he shows how these liquids can bring death and destruction as well as wonder and fascination. From László Bíró''s revolutionary pen and Abraham Gesner''s kerosene to cutting-edge research on self-repairing roads and liquid computers, Miodownik uses his winning formula of scientific storytelling to bring the everyday to life. He reveals why liquids can flow up a tree but down a hill, why oil is sticky, how waves can travel so far, and how to make the perfect cup of tea. Here are the secret lives of substances that we rely on but rarely understand. ''An exhilarating, eye-opening ride'' Philip Ball, science writer and author of H2O ''A thrilling read, from start to finish'' Tim Radford, author of The Consolations of Physics
|The Air Ministry Survival Guide by Penguin : INR1044 ISBN: 9780241361337|
THE PERFECT STOCKING FILLER for anyone who thinks they''d survive the world''s most hostile environments - or at least imagine they could do. ----------------------------- First issued to British airmen in the 1950s the beautifully illustrated Air Ministry Survival Guide provides invaluable practical tips and instruction on how to keep calm and carry on in any hostile environment. Whether you''re lost in the desert, arctic, jungle, or adrift on the open ocean, you''ll be better off armed with sensible advice on how to: - Build a structurally sound igloo - Pull faces to prevent frostbite (and when to expect bits to fall off should you fail)- Fashion a mask to prevent snowblindness- Make a hat out of seat cushions- Behave in the event of meeting hostile locals- Stay safe from poisonous reptiles and insects - Use a ''fire thong''- Punch man-eating sharks (which are cowards)
|Classical Literature by Richard Jenkins : INR801 ISBN: 9780141977355|
What makes Greek and Roman literature great? How has classical literature influenced Western culture? What did Greek and Roman authors learn from each other? Richard Jenkyns is emeritus Professor of the Classical Tradition and the Public Orator at the University of Oxford. His books include Virgil''s Experience and The Victorians and Ancient Greece, acclaimed as ''masterly'' by History Today.
|Doctor Who by Bbc Children's Books : INR1029 ISBN: 9781405927307|
Join galaxies of dots and draw the Doctor, with this incredible dot-to-dot book! With 45 intricate portraits to complete and over 500 dots in every drawing, Dot-to-Doc contains hours of creative and timey-wimey fun. Inside you''ll find every incarnation of the Doctor, plus favourite friends and foes - Rose, Donna, Captain Jack, Clara, the Ponds, a Dalek, a Cyberman, a Weeping Angel and many more . . . WARNING: This book contains EXTREME dot-to-dot puzzles, some of which exceed 1,000 dots!
|The House On The Edge Of The Cliff by Carol Drinkwater : INR801 ISBN: 9781405933346|
**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
|Roald Dahl's 123 by Roald Dahl : INR769 ISBN: 9780241330364|
*Learn to count with Roald Dahl, the world''s NUMBER ONE storyteller!* Introduce titchy toddlers to the magical world of Dahl with Roald Dahl''s 123, teaching the littlest readers how to count with the help of the Enormous Crocodile and his snappy jaws! With beautiful, bright, colourful illustrations from Quentin Blake, plus a lift the flap surprise at the end, this is the perfect first baby book for all budding Dahl fans. Keep an eye out for Roald Dahl''s Opposites too!
|The Truth About Keeping Secrets by Savannah Brown : INR801 ISBN: 9780241346303|
A stunning debut thriller from poet and writer Savannah Brown. Sydney''s dad is the only psychiatrist for miles around their small Ohio town. He is also unexpectedly dead. Is Sydney crazy, or is it kind of weird that her dad - a guy whose entire job revolved around other peoples'' secrets - crashed alone, with no explanation? And why is June Copeland, homecoming queen and the town''s golden child, at his funeral? As the two teenagers grow closer in the wake of the accident, it''s clear that not everyone is happy about their new friendship. But what is picture perfect June still hiding? And does Sydney even want to know? THE TRUTH ABOUT KEEPING SECRETS is a page turning, voice led, high school thriller.
|Hornblower And The Hotspur by C S Forester : INR943 ISBN: 9781405928311|
The Third Horatio Hornblower Tale of the Sea April 1803, and the Peace of Amiens is failing as Horatio Hornblower takes a sloop on a vital reconnaissance mission . . . On the day of his marriage to Maria, Hornblower is ordered to take the Hotspur and head for Brest - war is coming and Napoleon will not catch His Majesty''s navy with its britches round its ankles. With thoughts of his new life as a husband intruding on his duties, Hornblower must prove himself to be not only the most capable commander in the fleet, but also its most daring if he is to stop the French gaining the upper hand. This is the third of eleven books chronicling the adventures of C. S. Forester''s inimitable nautical hero, Horatio Hornblower. Featuring an exclusive introduction by Bernard Cornwell, creator of Sharpe ''A master of the genre'' New York Times Book Review
|The Bfg by Roald Dahl : INR801 ISBN: 9780141374307|
Everybody loves the BFG. Now children can bring him to life! Children will have a phizzwizardly good time - and their friends won''t believe their gogglers! David Wood has created seven short plays to read and perform. With notes on simple staging, props and costumes, the plays can be produced with the minimum of experience and resources. 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 booksales are over 100 million!
|The Twits by Roald Dahl : INR801 ISBN: 9780141374314|
Which one of your classmates is most like horrible Mr Twit by Roald Dahl? Children will have a splendiferous time - and their friends won''t believe their gogglers! 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 booksales are over 100 million!
|The Witches by Roald Dahl : INR801 ISBN: 9780141374321|
THE WITCHES by Roald Dahl adapted for school plays. Dare you take on the role of the Grand High Witch? Children will have a splendiferous time - and their friends won''t believe their gogglers! 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 booksales are over 100 million!
|The Hound Of The Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle : INR730 ISBN: 9780241984352|
''Mr. Holmes, they were the footprints of a gigantic hound!'' The death, quite suddenly, of Sir Charles Baskerville in mysterious circumstances is the trigger for one of the most extraordinary cases ever to challenge the brilliant analytical mind of Sherlock Holmes. As rumours of a legendary hound said to haunt the Baskerville family circulate, Holmes and Watson are asked to ensure the protection of Sir Charles'' only heir, Sir Henry - who has travelled all the way from America to reside at Baskerville Hall in Devon. And it is there, in an isolated mansion surrounded by mile after mile of wild moor, that Holmes and Watson come face to face with a terrifying evil that reaches out from centuries past . . .
|Autograph Man by Zadie Smith : INR943 ISBN: 9780140276343|
The Autograph Man is Zadie Smith''s whirlwind tour of celebrity and our fame-obsessed times. Following one Alex-Li Tandem - a twenty-something, Chinese-Jewish autograph dealer turned on by sex, drugs and organised religion - it takes in London and New York, love and death, fathers and sons, as Alex tries to discover how a piece of paper can bring him closer to his heart''s desire. Exposing our misconceptions about our idols - about ourselves - Zadie Smith delivers a brilliant, unforgettable tale about who we are and what we really want to be. ''A glorious concoction written by our most beguiling and original prose-wizard'' Independent on Sunday ''A brilliant comedy with a tantalising throb of mystic philosophy underneath'' Philip Hensher, Books of the Year, Spectator ''A pleasure from the first page to the last'' Evening Standard ''Intellectually agile ... ecstatic inventiveness'' Time ''A classic'' Spectator ''Genuinely funny and entertaining'' Guardian ''Vibrant, highly imaginative'' Jewish Chronicle ''Full of irony, humour, the search for love and the fear of death . . . a touching, thoughtful, deeply felt rite-of-passage novel'' Sunday Telegraph
|Benjamin Britten by Paul Kildea : INR811 ISBN: 9781846142338|
Paul Kildea''s Benjamin Britten: A Life in the Twentieth Century is the definitive biography of Britain''s greatest modern composer - now in paperback Benjamin Britten was Britain''s greatest twentieth-century composer, who broke decisively with figures such as Elgar and Vaughan Williams and recreated English music in a fresh, modern, European form. Paul Kildea''s biography has been acclaimed as the definitive account of Britten''s extraordinary life, exploring his deeply held and controversial pacifism; his complex forty-year relationship with Peter Pears; and his creation of an artistic community in Aldeburgh. Above all, however, this book helps us understand the relationship of Britten''s music to his life, and takes us as far into its unique alchemy as we are ever likely to go. PAUL KILDEA is a writer and conductor who has performed many of the Britten works he writes about, in opera houses and concert halls from Sydney to Hamburg. His previous books include Selling Britten (2002) and (as editor) Britten on Music (2003). He was Head of Music at the Aldeburgh Festival between 1999 and 2002 and subsequently Artistic Director of the Wigmore Hall in London, and lives in Berlin. ''Must now rank as the standard work'' Financial Times ''Indispensable ... This is a masterly, highly readable account and the most comprehensive to date of the life and work of one of the 20th century''s great musical figures'' Barry Millington, Evening Standard ''[A] wise, cautious, challenging book ... Kildea''s verbal explorations of the music are done with level-headed sensitivity leavened by a quirky lightness of touch'' Alexandra Harris, New Statesman
|Trust No One by Anthony Mosawi : INR801 ISBN: 9780718186388|
My name is Sara Eden - This is all I can remember. There are government agents pursuing me. They think I know something they want. They will never stop. I could be a danger. I could be a weapon. I could be a victim. The only thing I know for certain is, I must . . . TRUST NO ONE. ___________ I Am Pilgrim meets Orphan X in TRUST NO ONE, a high-concept read that grips and entertains like a Hollywood thriller . . . ''Will have you guessing till the very last page. Explosively exciting, Trust No One is an instant spy classic'' Tom Marcus, former MI5 agent and bestselling author of Soldier Spy ''Furiously paced'' Observer
|Blitzkrieg by James Holland : INR693 ISBN: 9780718186302|
** THE PERFECT STOCKING FILLER FOR THE HISTORY LOVER IN YOUR LIFE ** Part of the ALL-NEW Ladybird Expert series. Learn about the fall of Europe in the Second World War in one of the most successful military strategies of modern warfare in this accessible, insightful and authoritative account. Historian, author and broadcaster James Holland draws on the latest research and interviews with participants to bring colour, detail and a fresh perspective to the story. You''ll find out how Hitler quickly turned Germany into a war machine: the recruitment of key allies, control over German media, the significance of Poland and military attitudes towards the power of Germany''s armies. Inside, you''ll discover . . . - Why the Germans allied with the Soviet Union- Why it was so easy for Germany to invade Poland- The propaganda war in Germany, France and Britain- Why the German approach to war was called Bewegungskrieg - The power of radio- And much more . . . 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.
|Battle Of The Atlantic by James Holland : INR801 ISBN: 9780718186319|
** AN IDEAL STOCKING FILLER FOR YOUR FAVOURITE ASPIRING HISTORIAN ** Part of the ALL-NEW Ladybird Expert series. Understand the longest battle of World War Two. This is an accessible, insightful and authoritative account of the naval campaign that kept supply lines open and enabled Britain to continue to fight. Historian, author and broadcaster James Holland draws on the latest research and interviews with participants to bring colour, detail and a fresh perspective to the story of how the siege of Europe was broken. Inside, you''ll discover exactly what happened in the Battle of the Atlantic. Ships, submarines and aircraft fought a bitter war that saw the deaths of over 100,000 servicemen and civilians. What''s inside? - The tragic demise of SS Athenia- The power of U-boats- Advantages of Britain''s naval experience- German naval Enigma codes- The rapid development of advancing weaponry- And much more . . . 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.
|Berlin Noir by Philip Kerr : INR1859 ISBN: 9780241962350|
THE ACCLAIMED TRILOGY FROM THE MASTER THRILLER WRITER ''[Philip Kerr''s] Bernie Gunther novels are extraordinary'' Ian Rankin The first three in the Bernie Gunther series, March Violets, The Pale Criminal and A German Requiem are true crime classics that transport readers to the rotten heart of Nazi Berlin, and introduce the cynical, wise-cracking private eye who sought justice within it. MARCH VIOLETS Bernhard Gunther is a private eye, specializing in missing persons. And in Hitler''s Berlin, he''s never short of work... Winter 1936. A man and his wife shot dead in their bed. The woman''s father, a millionaire industrialist, wants justice - and the priceless diamonds that disappeared along with his daughter''s life. As Bernie follows the trail into the very heart of Nazi Germany, he''s forced to confront a horrifying conspiracy. A trail that ends in the hell that is Dachau... THE PALE CRIMINAL It is 1938 and Bernie Gunther is back on the mean streets of Berlin with his new partner, Bruno Stahlecker, another ex-police officer. But on a seemingly straightforward stakeout, Bruno is killed, and Bernie suddenly finds himself tapped for a much bigger job. A serial sex murderer is killing Aryan teenage girls in Berlin - and what''s worse, he''s making utter fools of the police. Gunther is forced to accept a temporary post in Obergruppenfuehrer Reinhard Heydrich''s state Security Service, with a team of men underneath him tasked purely with hunting the killer. But can he trust his team any more than he can trust his superiors? A GERMAN REQUIEM In the bitter winter of 1947 the Russian Zone is closing ever more tightly around Berlin. When an enigmatic Russian colonel asks Bernie Gunther to go to Vienna, where his ex-Kripo colleague Emil Becker faces a murder charge, Bernie doesn''t hesitate for long. Gunther is convinced that shooting an American Nazi-hunter is one crime he didn''t commit. But Vienna is not the peaceful haven Bernie expects it to be. Communism is the new enemy, and with the Nuremberg trials over, some strange alliances are being forged against the Red Menace - alignments that make many wartime atrocities look lily-white by comparison.
|Funny Bones by Janet Ahlberg : INR595 ISBN: 9780141385341|
Penguin presents Funny Bones: The Collection by Allan Ahlberg, read by Stephen Mangan. An audio collection of the perennially popular Funny Bones books by Allan Ahlberg Featuring: Funnybones, The Pet Shop, The Black Cat, Bumps in the Night, Give the Dog a Bone, Dinosaur Dreams, Skeleton Crew and Mystery Tour.
|Her Kind by Niamh Boyce : INR1320 ISBN: 9781844884339|
The eagerly awaited new novel from the award-winning author of No 1 bestseller, The Herbalist ( ''The most entertaining yet substantial historical novel since Joseph O''Connor''s Star of the Sea'' Irish Times ) 1324, Kilkennie A woman seeks refuge for herself and her daughter in the household of a childhood friend. The friend, Alice Kytler, gives her former companion a new name, Petronelle, a job as a servant, and warns her to hide their old connection. In the months that follow Petronelle learns that in the city pride, greed and envy are as dangerous as the wolves that prowl the savage countryside. And she realizes that Alice''s household is no place of safety. Once again, Petronelle decides to flee with her daughter. But this time she confronts forces greater than she could ever have imagined and she finds herself fighting for more than her freedom ... Inspired by a true story, Her Kind is a tense, moving and atmospheric re-imagining of the events leading up to the Kilkenny Witch Trial of 1324. Praise for The Herbalist: ''Niamh Boyce''s compelling female characters push against the rigid social parameters of 1930s Ireland, yearning for the light of the outside world, which comes in the shape of a stranger trading in herbs, cures, complications and danger'' Dermot Bolger ''An elegant morality tale about the inescapable strictures of women''s lives ... Her publisher describes her as a dazzling new voice. I cannot disagree'' Sunday Times ''A vividly imagined tale of love, lust and longing ... a compelling read with a cathartic ending that deserves a wide readership. It remains authentic and moving to the end'' Sunday Business Post ''Boyce''s subject matter may be dark, and she treats it with the seriousness it deserves, but she writes with a lightness of touch not often seen in the genre ... just as the readers of The Herbalist share the women''s fear as we read, we share their wonder and excitement as well ... hugely impressive and wonderfully assured'' Irish Times ''There''s a lot going on that is slowly revealed and the writing is beautiful ... a serious new literary talent'' TV3 ''Comparisons to Edna O''Brien and Pat McCabe are more than justified. That said, Boyce has a unique voice and sensibility, one that''s entirely her own'' Image Magazine ''A powerful plot full of betrayal, morality and love ... Not only is this a book that will keep you captivated, it will remain with you long after you''ve read the last words and closed the cover'' Country Living ''She has a real lightness of touch and it''s a wonderfully told story'' Marian Finucane, RTE ''A riveting story that electrifies and dazzles'' Writing.ie
|No Name Lane by Howard Linskey : INR754 ISBN: 9780718180324|
An unstoppable serial killer. A fifth girl missing. A long-buried secret. A gripping crime thriller perfect for fans of LJ Ross, Mel Sherratt and Mark Billingham . There''s a serial killer on the loose in north-east England. Four bodies have already been discovered. A fifth girl, Michelle Summers, has just disappeared. When a body is discovered, everyone fears the worst. But this isn''t Michelle - this corpse has been dead for over fifty years. Out-of-favour DC Ian Bradshaw is pulled off the main case to investigate the skeleton. But it soon becomes clear that dark secrets lay buried along with the body - and now the police have more than one killer to worry about... The beginning of the highly acclaimed series starring Ian Bradshaw and journalists Helen Norton and Tom Carney, this is a gripping crime thriller you won''t be able to put down. SEE WHAT BESTSELLING AUTHORS ARE ALREADY SAYING ABOUT BRITAIN''S BEST NEW CRIME AUTHOR ''Howard Linskey is one of the best new writers around and this is the start of a must-read series'' Mark Billingham ''A new master of the gripping, gritty thriller. Howard Linskey takes you right to the heart of it.'' Paul Finch ''This is lacerating fare that makes most current crime fiction look like thin gruel'' Financial Times ''Linskey has elevated this story to a level of complexity and humanity seldom approached by British writers previously ... A new name on our criminal horizon'' Maxim Jakubowski ''Gripping and convincing'' Kimberley Chambers ''Brilliant ... This is first class stuff, an unstoppable tale, a real page-turner not to be missed'' Sarah Broadhurst ''Serial killer thrillers don''t come much better than this. Old secrets and terrible new crimes woven into an immensely satisfying, utterly compelling narrative which keeps you constantly guessing. Fans of Linskey''s critically acclaimed David Blake series will already know what an outstanding author he is, everyone else ... prepare to add another name to your must-read list'' Eva Dolan ''Linskey weaves together a compelling and twisty tale that gripped me from page one. If you like Val McDermid''s thrillers, you''ll love this'' Mark Edwards
|Allen Carr's Easy Way To Stop Smoking by Allen Carr : INR1021 ISBN: 9781405923316|
Allen Carr''s Easy Way to Stop Smoking is the one that really works. It is the world''s bestselling book on how to give up smoking and over nine million copies have been sold worldwide. 2015 marks the 30th anniversary since this ground-breaking book''s first publication. ''It didn''t take any willpower. I didn''t miss it at all and I was free'' Ruby Wax Read this book and you''ll never smoke another cigarette again. THE unique method: No scare tactics No weight-gain The psychological need to smoke disappears as you read Feel great to be a non-smoker Join the 25 million men and women that Allen Carr has helped give up smoking. ''Achieved for me a thing that I thought was not possible - to give up a thirty-year smoking habit literally overnight. It was nothing short of a miracle'' Anjelica Huston ''Instantly I was freed from my addiction. I found it not only easy but unbelievably enjoyable to stay stopped'' Sir Anthony Hopkins
|Revolutionary Iran by Michael Axworthy : INR1084 ISBN: 9780141990330|
For some 40 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 Syria, Afghanistan, Lebanon and elsewhere, this is unlikely any time soon. An unending stream of assertions about the revolution''s finally running down continue to be defied by events, and Iran''s institutions are still formidable. This is the definitive history of this subject, from one of the world''s principal experts.
|Clear Bright Future by Paul Mason : INR1509 ISBN: 9780241390337|
A passionate defence of humanity and a work of radical optimism from the international bestselling author of Postcapitalism How do we preserve what makes us human in an age of uncertainty? Are we now just consumers shaped by market forces? A sequence of DNA? A collection of base instincts? Or will we soon be supplanted by algorithms and A.I. anyway? In Clear Bright Future, Paul Mason calls for a radical, impassioned defence of the human being, our universal rights and freedoms and our power to change the world around us. Ranging from economics to Big Data, from neuroscience to the culture wars, he draws from his on-the-ground reporting from mass protests in Istanbul to riots in Washington, as well as his own childhood in an English mining community, to show how the notion of humanity has become eroded as never before. In this book Paul Mason argues that we are still capable - through language, innovation and co-operation - of shaping our future. He offers a vision of humans as more than puppets, customers or cogs in a machine. This work of radical optimism asks: Do you want to be controlled? Or do you want something better?
|How Was It For You? by Virginia Nicholson : INR2026 ISBN: 9780241242377|
A feeling that we could do whatever we liked swept through us in the 60s... The sexual revolution liberated a generation. But men most of all. We tend to think of the 60s as a decade sprinkled with stardust: a time of space travel and utopian dreams, but above all of sexual abandonment. When the pill was introduced on the NHS in 1961 it seemed, for the first time, that women - like men - could try without buying. It was paradise for men... all these willing girls... But this book describes a turbulent power struggle. Here are the voices from the battleground. Meet dollybird Mavis, debutante Kristina, Beryl who sang with the Beatles, bunny girl Patsy, Christian student Anthea, industrial campaigner Mary and countercultural Caroline. From Carnaby Street to Merseyside, from mods to rockers, from white gloves to Black is Beautiful, their stories throw an unsparing spotlight on morals, four-letter words, faith, drugs, race, bomb culture and sex. This is a moving, shocking book about tearing up the world and starting again. It''s about peace, love, psychedelia and strange pleasures, but it is also about misogyny, violation and discrimination - half a century before feminism rebranded. For out of the swamp of gropers and groupies, a movement was emerging, and discovering a new cause: equality. The 1960s: this was where it all began. Women would never be the same again. A ground-breaking book, richly nuanced with titbits of information, insight and understanding Daily Mail on Singled Out A tremendous achievement... a triumph of research and organisation - but also of sympathy Observer on Millions Like Us An important and humane book of female social history The Times on Perfect Wives in Ideal Homes
|The Vanishing Of Audrey Wilde by Eve Chase : INR893 ISBN: 9781405919340|
From the present day. . . Applecote Manor captivates Jessie with dreams of hazy summers in the Cotswolds, the perfect place to bring up her children. But the house has an unsettling history and strange rumours surround the estate. . . to the fifties. . . When teenage Margot and her three sisters arrive at Applecote during the heatwave of ''59, they find their aunt and uncle still reeling from the disappearance of their daughter, Audrey, five years before. Drawn into the life Audrey left behind and the mystery of her vanishing, the stifling summer takes a shocking, deadly turn. The bonds of sisterhood will be tested and an unthinkable choice will have a decades-long legacy. . . Step back in time for a mystery of breathtaking suspense - perfect for fans of Kate Morton. ''A haunting mystery about the secrets of the past, the bonds within families, and the hidden ties that connect people across time. A story to be savoured, The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde is a book I''ll be recommending to everyone I know'' - Megan Miranda, author of All the Missing Girls
|Lesley Pearse Untitled 2 by Lesley Pearse : INR2026 ISBN: 9780718189334|
Lesley Pearse is one of the UK's best-loved novelists. she is a storyteller and a master of gripping storylines that keep the reader hooked from beginning to end, Pearse introduces you to characters that it is impossible not to care about or forget. There is no formula to her books or easily defined genre. Whether crime as in 'Till We Meet Again', historical adventure like 'Never Look Back', or the passionately emotive 'Trust Me', based on the true-life scandal of British child migrants sent to Australia in the post war period, she engages the reader completely. Her title Without a Trace made the New Zealand Best Seller List in 2015.
|Lesley Pearse Untitled 2 by Lesley Pearse : INR1415 ISBN: 9780718189341|
Lesley Pearse is one of the UK's best-loved novelists. she is a storyteller and a master of gripping storylines that keep the reader hooked from beginning to end, Pearse introduces you to characters that it is impossible not to care about or forget. There is no formula to her books or easily defined genre. Whether crime as in 'Till We Meet Again', historical adventure like 'Never Look Back', or the passionately emotive 'Trust Me', based on the true-life scandal of British child migrants sent to Australia in the post war period, she engages the reader completely. Her title Without a Trace made the New Zealand Best Seller List in 2015.
|Knights And Castles - Ladybird Readers Level 4 by Books : INR523 ISBN: 9780241284322|
About 1,000 years ago, there were men called knights. They lived in castles. It took many years to become a knight! 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. Knights and Castles, a Level 4 Reader, is A2 in the CEFR framework and supports YLE Flyers exams. The longer text is made up of sentences with up to three clauses, more complex past and future tense structures, modal verbs and a wider variety of conjunctions.
|Sweet Dreams, Peter! by Beatrix Potter : INR525 ISBN: 9780241287330|
As you climb into bed, let me give you a hug. Settle down little bunny. You''re warm, safe and snug. This whimsical board book takes you into the world of Beatrix Potter''s animals as they gently fall asleep. It''s a charming introduction to the world of Peter Rabbit. With beautiful line artwork and pastel colours, this is a must-have for any baby or toddler''s bookshelf.
|Untitled Jack Grimwood 3 by Jack Grimwood : INR1698 ISBN: 9780241348314|
Untitled Jack Grimwood 3
|Untitled Jack Grimwood 3 by Jack Grimwood : INR1320 ISBN: 9780241348321|
Untitled Jack Grimwood 3
|Witcraft by Jonathan Ree : INR3016 ISBN: 9780713999334|
In Witcraft Jonathan Rée offers compelling intellectual portraits of celebrated British and American philosophers such as Locke, Hume, Emerson, Mill and James. But he also does much more. He draws attention to the philosophical work of literary authors like William Hazlitt and George Eliot, and dozens of others now largely forgotten, while paying tribute to the hundreds of ordinary men and women who engaged with philosophy while getting on with the rest of their lives. Philosophers in Britain and America have often been regarded as narrow-minded and pedestrian compared to their counterparts in continental Europe: this lively and eventful book reveals them instead as colourful, diverse, inventive and cosmopolitan. Philosophy, in Rée''s interpretation, turns out to be not the work of a few canonical old men, but of masses of ordinary people who have insisted on thinking for themselves, and reaching their own conclusions about religion, politics, art and everything else. ''We English men have wits'', as Ralph Lever wrote in the sixteenth century. The history of philosophy will never look the same again.
|An Omelette And A Glass Of Wine by Elizabeth David : INR1320 ISBN: 9781405918312|
A classic in its genre, An Omelette and a Glass of Wine compiles Elizabeth David''s short pieces on food and wine. A bestseller when it was first published in 1984, much of David''s finest writing featured in magazines and newspapers such as the Spectator, the Sunday Times and Harper''s, and these pieces contain tantalizing glimpses of her very private life. An Omelette and a Glass of Wine is an exquisite collection that demonstrates the talent that made Elizabeth David the most celebrated food writer of her time. ''She has the intelligence, subtlety, sensuality, courage and creative force of the true artist'' - Wine and Food Elizabeth David rejuvenated the British attitude towards home cookery and is still considered to be one of the greatest food writers ever. She wrote extensively on food and wine and her enthusiasm for European cooking encouraged a revolution of the British culinary scene. Her books have remained influential since her death in 1992. This final compilation has been put together by her literary executor, Jill Norman.
|A Year And A Day by Isabelle Broom : INR642 ISBN: 9781405925334|
A heartwarming and heartbreaking story about love and life in one of Europe''s most romantic cities, Prague. ''Evocative, will clutch at your heart. Perfect escapism on a winter evening'' Sunday Mirror Welcome to a city where wishes are everywhere For Megan, a winter escape to Prague with her friend Ollie is a chance to find some inspiration for her upcoming photography exhibition. But she''s determined to keep their friendship from becoming anything more. Because if Megan lets Ollie find out about her past, she risks losing everything - and she won''t let that happen again . . . For Hope, the trip is a surprise treat from Charlie, her new partner. But she''s struggling to enjoy the beauty of the city when she knows how angry her daughter is back home. And that it''s all her fault . . . For Sophie, the city has always been a magical place. This time she can''t stop counting down the moments until her boyfriend Robin joins her. But in historic Prague you can never escape the past . . . Three different women. Three intertwining love stories. One unforgettable, timeless city. ''The city is evoked in wonderful detail. An unashamedly romantic tale. There is plenty of love, laughter and tragedy to get the pages turning'' Sunday Express ''Think love, laughter and tears all shaken up in a Prague snowglobe. Just fab'' Fabulous ''A real escapist read'' My Weekly
|Modern Classics The Divided Self by R D Laing : INR879 ISBN: 9780141189376|
His groundbreaking exploration of the nature of madness, R.D. Laing''s The Divided Self illuminated the nature mental illness, making the mysteries of the mind comprehensible to a lay audience. This Penguin Modern Classics edition includes an introduction by Professor Anthony S. David. First published in 1960, this watershed work aimed to make madness comprehensible, and in doing so revolutionized the way we perceive mental illness. Using case studies of patients he had worked with, psychiatrist R. D. Laing argued that psychosis is not a medical condition, but an outcome of the ''divided self'', or the tension between the two personas within us: one our authentic, private identity, and the other the false, ''sane'' self that we present to the world. Laing''s radical approach to insanity offered a rich existential analysis of personal alienation and made him a cult figure in the 1960s, yet his work was most significant for its humane attitude, which put the patient back at the centre of treatment. R.D. Laing (1927-1989), one of the best-known psychiatrists of modern times, was born in Glasgow, Scotland. R.D. Laing''s writings range from books on social theory to verse, as well as numerous articles and reviews in scientific journals and the popular press. His many publications include The Divided Self, Self and Others, Interpersonal Perception, The Politics of Experience and The Bird of Paradise, and Madness and Folly. If you enjoyed The Divided Self, you might like Sigmund Freud''s The Joke and Its Relation to the Unconscious, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. ''One of the twentieth century''s most influential psychotherapists'' Guardian ''Laing challenged the psychiatric orthodoxy of his time ... an icon of the 1960s counter-culture'' The Times
|Madness Explained by Richard P Bentall : INR1336 ISBN: 9780141975382|
A revised edition of the groundbreaking classic on mental illness. Is madness purely a medical condition that can be treated with drugs? Is there a clear dividing line between who is sane and who is insane? In his groundbreaking work, Madness Explained, leading clinical psychologist Richard Bentall shattered the modern myths that surround psychosis. For this revised edition, he adds new material drawing on the recent advances in molecular genetics, new studies of the role of environment in psychosis, and important discoveries on early symptoms preceding illness, among other important developments in our understanding.
|George Vi (penguin Monarchs) by Philip Ziegler : INR1037 ISBN: 9780141977379|
Written by Philip Ziegler, one of Britain''s most celebrated biographers, George VI is part of the Penguin Monarchs series: short, fresh, expert accounts of England''s rulers in a collectible format If Ethelred was notoriously ''Unready'' and Alfred ''Great'', King George VI should bear the title of ''George the Dutiful''. Throughout his life, George dedicated himself to the pursuit of what he thought he ought to be doing rather than what he wanted to do. Inarticulate and loathing any sort of public appearances, he accepted that it was his destiny to figure conspicuously in the public eye, gritted his teeth, battled his crippling stammer and got on with it. He was not born to be king, but he made an admirable one, and was the figurehead of the nation at the time of its greatest trial, the Second World War. This is a brilliant, touching and sometimes funny book about this reluctant public figure, and the private man. Philip Ziegler is the author of the authorised biographies of Mountbatten, Harold Wilson and Edward Heath. His other books include The Duchess of Dino, William IV, The Black Death and most recently Olivier. Initially a diplomat, he worked for many years in book publishing before becoming a full-time writer.
|Richard Ii (penguin Monarchs) by Laura Ashe : INR518 ISBN: 9780141987361|
The acclaimed Penguin Monarchs series: short, fresh, expert accounts of England''s rulers - now in paperback Richard II (1377-99) came to the throne as a child, following the long, domineering, martial reign of his grandfather Edward III. He suffered from the disastrous combination of a most exalted sense of his own power and an inability to impress that power on those closest to the throne. Neither trusted nor feared, Richard battled with a whole series of failures and emergencies before finally succumbing to a coup, imprisonment and murder. Laura Ashe''s brilliant account of his reign emphasizes the strange gap between Richard''s personal incapacity and the amazing cultural legacy of his reign - from the Wilton Diptych to Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Piers Plowman and The Canterbury Tales.
|How We Break by Vincent Deary : INR2026 ISBN: 9780241008355|
How We Break
|Ladybird Toddler Touch Out And About by Ladybird Ladybird : INR716 ISBN: 9780723286387|
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 Out and About is a sturdy tabbed book, all about the places a busy toddler will often visit. It includes going to the supermarket, travelling on a bus, visiting the library, going to a friend''s house and going to the park. 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 Out and About is bright and colourful, and a lovely book to share at the end of a toddler''s busy day.
|Live This Book by Tom Chatfield : INR896 ISBN: 9781405919364|
Do you want to spend more quality time with the people, ideas and passions that matter most in your life? In an age of weightless, disposable digital products, here''s a book to help you live more fully: that invites you to explore your beliefs, ambitions, friendships, memories and flights of imagination. A mixture of inspiration and reflection, it''s unlike anything else you''ve seen before: a beautifully crafted object blending text and design into something for you to make truly your own. Downloading a million digital books won''t make you happy - but carrying this one with you might.
|Mr Bones by Paul Theroux : INR906 ISBN: 9780241969373|
Mr Bones is a sparkling and darkly humorous collection of short stories by bestselling novelist and travel writer Paul Theroux. A family watches, horrified, as their patriarch transforms into the wise-cracking lead of an old-timey minstrel show. An art collector gleefully destroys his most valuable pieces. A young artist devotes himself to a wealthy, malicious gossip, knowing that it''s just a matter of time before she turns on him. In this new collection of short stories, Paul Theroux explores the tenuous leadership of the elite and the surprising revenge of the overlooked. He shows us humanity possessed, consumed by its own desires, always with his carefully honed eye and the subtle idiosyncrasies that bring his characters to life. ''As cool as Somerset Maugham . . . as observant, intuitive, wry, inventive and eloquent as Graham Greene'' Sunday Times ''Theroux is fluent, witty and almost faultlessly able to deliver a satisfying story'' Melvyn Bragg ''One of the most accomplished and worldly-wise writers of his generation'' The Times
|Young Samurai The Way Of The Dragon by Chris Bradford : INR630 ISBN: 9780141324326|
June 1613. Japan is threatened with war and Jack is facing his greatest battle yet. Samurai are taking sides and, as the blood begins to flow, Jack''s warrior training is put to the ultimate test. His survival - and that of his friends - depends upon him mastering the Two Heavens, the secret sword technique of the legendary samurai Masamoto Takeshi. But first Jack must recover his father''s prize possession from the deadly ninja Dragon Eye. Can Jack defeat his ruthless enemy? Or will the ninja complete his mission to kill the young samurai . . .
|Battle For The Garden by Beatrix Potter : INR531 ISBN: 9780241336304|
Hopping into movie theaters February 9, 2018!Dig up some trouble with Peter Rabbit, as everyone''s favorite naughty bunnygets into trouble with rival Mr. McGregor in this colorful storybook based on themovie starring James Corden, Rose Byrne, Daisy Ridley, Margot Robbie, ElizabethDebicki, and Domhnall Gleeson.
|Modern Classics by Marcel Proust : INR870 ISBN: 9780141180366|
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 book is translated by a different, superb translator working under the general editorship of Professor Christopher Prendergast, University of Cambridge.
|Accidental by Ali Smith : INR896 ISBN: 9780141010397|
The Accidental is Ali Smith''s dazzling novel about a family holiday and a stranger who upends it. Arresting and wonderful, The Accidental pans in on the Norfolk holiday home of the Smart family one hot summer. There a beguiling stranger called Amber appears at the door bearing all sorts of unexpected gifts, trampling over family boundaries and sending each of the Smarts scurrying from the dark into the light. A novel about the ways that seemingly chance encounters irrevocably transform our understanding of ourselves, The Accidental explores the nature of truth, the role of fate and the power of storytelling. ''A beguiling page-turner. . . a brilliant creation. To read The Accidental is to be excited from first to last'' Independent ''Joyous, a shot across the bows. . . writing as rapture, as giddy delight'' The Times ''Brilliant and engaging, frequently hilarious. . . Smith makes one look at the world afresh'' Sunday Telegraph
|Born For The Road by Nathan Carter : INR943 ISBN: 9780241984369|
Nathan Carter has become Ireland''s biggest country music star. He is heralded by many as reviving the country music genre and bringing it into the mainstream. He has sold out venues across the UK and Ireland, has landed his own primetime show, and is loved and respected by legions of fans across Ireland. But how did a lad from Liverpool accomplish all this before the age of 27? In his revealing and inspirational autobiography, Nathan reminisces about his music filled childhood, and growing up in Merseyside with his Liverpool-Irish family. From his first taste of showbiz at the tender age of four, to his success on the north of England club circuit and his subsequent relocation to Donegal, Nathan explores the twists of fate that took him to chart success and to become Ireland''s adopted poster boy for country music.
|Beyond Human Nature by Jesse J Prinz : INR896 ISBN: 9780141019345|
We are constantly told that human traits - from aggression to gender differences - are ''hardwired''. In Beyond Human Nature Jesse J. Prinz reveals that it is the societies we live in, not our genes, that determine how we think and feel. From why mental illness differs so widely between cultures to how geography influences morals, from our sexual preferences to how we learn languages, he proves that the vast diversity of behaviour is not ingrained. This is a book about humanity''s power to transcend nature; and one that, ultimately, celebrates our differences. Jesse J. Prinz is currently a Distinguished Professor of philosophy at the City University of New York and an Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he taught until January 2009. He works primarily in the philosophy of psychology and has produced books and articles on emotion, moral psychology, aesthetics and consciousness. ''From start to finish this book is a fine, balanced, enormously learned and informative blast on the trumpet of common sense and humane understanding ... wonderful'' Simon Blackburn, New Statesman ''The nature versus nurture tussle has been running for centuries, and into this fervid arena steps Jesse J. Prinz ... he explores the origins of knowledge, language, thought and emotion and argues that there is not one human nature, but many'' Carl Wilkinson, Financial Times ''Jesse Prinz wants to call a halt to the century of the gene ... in a backlash against the tyranny of DNA'' Sydney Morning Herald
|Charles I (penguin Monarchs) by Mark Kishlansky : INR518 ISBN: 9780141987347|
The tragedy of Charles I dominates one of the most strange and painful periods in British history as the whole island tore itself apart over a deadly, entangled series of religious and political disputes. In Mark Kishlansky''s brilliant account it is never in doubt that Charles created his own catastrophe, but he was nonetheless opposed by men with far fewer scruples and less consistency who for often quite contradictory reasons conspired to destroy him. This is a remarkable portrait of one of the most talented, thoughtful, loyal, moral, artistically alert and yet, somehow, disastrous of all this country''s rulers.
|Another Kyoto by Alex Kerr : INR934 ISBN: 9780141988337|
Another Kyoto is an insider''s meditation on the hidden wonders of Japan''s most enigmatic city. Drawing on decades living in Kyoto, and on lore gleaned from artists, Zen monks and Shinto priests, Alex Kerr illuminates the simplest things - a temple gate, a wall, a sliding door - in a new way. ''A rich book of intimate proportions ... In Kyoto, facts and meaning are often hidden in plain sight. Kerr''s gift is to make us stop and cast our eyes upward to a temple plaque, or to squint into the gloom of an abbot''s chamber'' Japan Times ''Kerr and Sokol have performed a minor miracle by presenting that which is present in Kyoto as that which we have yet to see. I know that I will never pass a wall, or tread a floor, or sit on tatami the same way again'' Kyoto Journal
|Pinocchio - Ladybird Readers Level 4 by Books : INR523 ISBN: 9780241284308|
One day, Geppetto made a puppet from a piece of wood. He called the puppet Pinocchio. Pinocchio''s nose grew long when he told lies. 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. Pinocchio, a Level 4 Reader, is A2 in the CEFR framework and supports YLE Flyers exams. The longer text is made up of sentences with up to three clauses, more complex past and future tense structures, modal verbs and a wider variety of conjunctions.
|The Plant Messiah by Carlos Magdalena : INR1530 ISBN: 9780241292327|
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.
|Perfect Wives In Ideal Homes by Virginia Nicholson : INR2073 ISBN: 9780670921317|
In Perfect Wives in Ideal Homes, Virginia Nicholson tells the story of women in the 1950s: a time before the Pill, when divorce spelled scandal and two-piece swimsuits caused mass alarm. Turn the page back to the mid-twentieth century, and discover a world peopled by women with radiant smiles, clean pinafores and gleaming coiffures; a promised land of batch-baking, maraschino cherries and brightly hued plastic. A world where the darker side of the decade encompasses rampant prostitution, a notorious murder, and the threat of nuclear disaster. Perfect Wives in Ideal Homes reconstructs the real 1950s, through the eyes of the women who lived it. Step back in time to where our grandmothers scrubbed their doorsteps, cared for their families, lived, laughed, loved and struggled. This is their story. Praise for Millions Like Us ''[A] rich, entwined narrative, moves in and out of the lives of an absorbing cast of characters . . . Vividly entertaining, uplifting and humbling'' Bel Mooney, Daily Mail ''Nicholson''s vivid narrative is set firmly in the context of the time, which can seem so alien today as to be from another planet . . . Poignant, hilarious and inspiring'' Edwina Currie, The Times ''[A] brilliantly readable, often haunting history of the war . . . Sharply written and intensely moving'' Sinclair Mckay, Daily Telegraph Praise for Singled Out ''It is high time to dig [this generation] up again, salute their memory and listen to their sad and uncomplaining voices unmuffled at last in Nicholson''s brave, humane and honest book'' Hilary Spurling, Observer ''Pioneering, powerful, inspiring'' John Carey, Sunday Times Virginia Nicholson was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and grew up in Yorkshire and Sussex. She studied at Cambridge University and lived abroad in France and Italy, then worked as a documentary researcher for BBC Television. Her books include the acclaimed social histories Among the Bohemians: Experiments in Living 1900-1939, Singled Out: How Two Million Women Survived Without Men after the First World War, and Millions Like Us: Women''s Lives During the Second World War, all published by Penguin. She is married to a writer, has three children and lives in Sussex.
|Mrs Moneypenny's Financial Advice For Independent Women by Mrs Moneypenny : INR1037 ISBN: 9780670923304|
''Finally, a book that talks about money in a way that''s accessible, useful and - crucially - interesting. Mrs Moneypenny walks us through the perils and pitfalls of personal finance and makes a persuasive case for the need for gender-specific advice for independent women everywhere'' -Justine Roberts, CEO, Mumsnet Get a money makeover from the legendary FT columnist, Mrs Moneypenny, author of Mrs Moneypenny''s Careers Advice for Ambitious Women. Why do personal finances present such a hurdle for women? And what can we do about it? In her bestselling book Mrs Moneypenny''s Careers Advice for Ambitious Women, Mrs Moneypenny stressed the importance of financial literacy and introduced the idea of a ''financial finish line'' - or how much money you need in your lifetime. But how do you know what ''enough'' looks like? And how do you get there? In the essential and punchy guide Mrs Moneypenny''s Financial Advice For Independent Women, the hilarious and wise Mrs Moneypenny shows you how to set your own financial finish line, and then how to go about reaching it. From increasing your income to cutting your bills cutting your grocery bills, from starting a business to saving a pension, she gives practical, easy ways to think about your money and take control of your life. Whether you''re struggling to remember what interest rate you are paying on your mortgage, or are an entrepreneur trying to raise the finance for your business, this book will inspire you, inform you, and above all, empower you. ''Clever, wise, funny and necessary. This book should be by every woman''s bed'' -Jeanette Winterson ''This is just the book I wish someone who cared about me and my indigent future had pressed into my clueless hands when I was in my twenties'' -Rachel Johnson For over 14 years Mrs Moneypenny has been entertaining readers of the Financial Times with her weekly column. She presented the Channel 4 series ''Superscrimpers'', and the Mrs Moneypenny show has run at the Edinburgh Fringe, off Broadway and the Hay Festival. She is the author of Mrs Moneypenny''s Careers Advice for Ambitious Women. Heather McGregor owns and runs Taylor Bennett, the executive search firm. She is a committed philanthropist in the area of employability and social mobility, having founded the Taylor Bennett Foundation in 2008, and is currently the chair of Career Academies Foundation.
|Bloodline by Felix Francis : INR1321 ISBN: 9780718159344|
Bloodline is the new Dick Francis novel from bestseller, Felix Francis. When Mark Shillingford commentates on a race in which his twin sister Clare, an accomplished and successful jockey, comes in third, he can''t help but be suspicious. As a professional race-caller, he knows she should have won. Did she lose on purpose? Was the race fixed? Why on earth would she do something so out of character? That night, Mark confronts Clare with his suspicions, but she storms off after an explosive argument. It''s the last time Mark sees her alive. Hours later, Clare jumps to her death from the balcony of a London hotel . . . or so it seems. Devastated by her death, and almost overcome with guilt, Mark goes in search of answers. What led Clare to take her own life? Or was it not suicide at all . . .? 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. Gamble was Felix''s first solo Dick Francis Novel. Praise for the Dick Francis novels: ''The Francis flair is clear for all to see'' Daily Mail ''The novel confirms Francis''s seat at the head of crime fiction'' Racing Post ''From winning post to top of the bestseller list, time after time'' Sunday Times 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.
|Behind Dead Eyes by Howard Linskey : INR892 ISBN: 9780718180348|
A MYSTERY VICTIM A corpse is found: its identity extinguished in the most shocking manner imaginable. Detective Ian Bradshaw can''t catch the killer if no one can ID the victim. Out there, somewhere, a missing young woman may hold the answers. A SECRET WEB Journalist Helen Norton is about to uncover a massive criminal conspiracy. She just needs the final piece of the puzzle. Soon, she will learn the price of the truth. AN ''INNOCENT'' KILLER True-crime writer Tom Carney receives letters from a convicted murderer who insists he is innocent. His argument is persuasive - but psychopaths are often said to be charming... WHAT IS THE DARK THREAD RUNNING THROUGH THESE CRIMES? Praise for Howard Linskey: ''One of the best new writers around. This is a must-read series'' Mark Billingham ''Linskey has taken a sharp swerve towards the big time ... He has elevated his writing to a level of complexity and humanity seldom approached by British writers previously. A new name on our criminal horizon'' Maxim Jakubowski ''This is lacerating fare that makes most current crime fiction look like thin gruel'' Financial Times ''Brilliant ... This is first class stuff, an unstoppable tale, a real page-turner not to be missed'' Sarah Broadhurst ''Linskey delivers a flawless feel for time and place, mixed with unrelenting pace'' The Times (Top Five Thrillers of the Year) ''Immensely satisfying, utterly compelling. Prepare to add another name to your must-read list'' Eva Dolan
|The Unmarried Mother by Sheila Tofield : INR737 ISBN: 9781405911344|
Sheila Tofield tells her moving true story about being a single mother in 1950s Britain, in The Unmarried Mother. ''A searing, honest testimony'' Lesley Pearse Sheila grew up in Rotherham, the daughter of an uncaring mother who made her believe she was useless, stupid and - most painfully of all - unlovable. As a young woman, her worst childhood fears were confirmed when her fiancé broke off their engagement without an explanation. Heartbroken and vulnerable, Sheila was easy prey to the worst type of man - a man who turned his back on her when she told him she was carrying his child. In Fifties Britain, an unmarried, pregnant girl received,not sympathy but censure and contempt. Shunned by most of her family, Sheila ended up in a Church of England home for unmarried mothers, with no apparent alternative than to give up her child for adoption. But when she held her newborn daughter in her arms for the first time, Sheila knew she had to do the unthinkable: bring up her baby on her own in a society that would condemn her for it. Sheila Tofield is a proud grandmother living in Chichester and The Unmarried Mother is her first book. Her touching story was picked up by Penguin when she entered the hugely successful life story competition with Saga Magazine.
|Too Many Tears by Fiona Doyle : INR1049 ISBN: 9781844883301|
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.
|Over Our Heads by Andrew Fox : INR1273 ISBN: 9781844883349|
Over Our Heads: the brilliant debut by Andrew Fox. A young man rushes to the bedside of his ex, knowing the baby she''s having is not his own. Travelling colleagues experience an eerie moment of truth when a fire starts in their hotel. A misdirected parcel sets off a complex psychodrama involving two men, a woman and a dog ... Andrew Fox''s clever, witty, intense and thoroughly entertaining stories capture the passions and befuddlements of the young and rootless, equally dislocated at home and abroad. Set in America and Ireland - and, at times, in jets over the Atlantic - Over Our Heads showcases a brilliant new talent. ''Over Our Heads is full of surprises, all of them great'' Roddy Doyle, winner of the Booker Prize ''Deft, clever, intense - this is a terrific debut from a very gifted new writer'' Kevin Barry, winner of the IMPAC prize ''Andrew Fox''s stories are slivers of power; knowing, watchful and burning with intelligence. Lives half-lived or grasped at; loves longed for and destroyed; the journey of the modern emigrant who goes away in the same daze in which he comes home: these are stories which linger long after they have been read'' Belinda McKeon ''Fox is skilful at probing the bigger emotions: alienation, loss and nostalgia. His sparse prose is an effective counterpoint to complex feelings. His stories deal with the moments that shape a life: first trysts, the illness of a parent, the graduation of a child. ... Fox knows the hallmark of a good short story: leave the reader wanting more''Financial Times ''An impressive and thoroughly enjoyable collection ... Fox lets his characters tramp around their worlds, searching for heaven on earth'' Irish Times ''Achieves the effect of intimating deep fissures of pain and longing beneath the lightest of surface cracks. Fox''s prose is poised and confident, a well-honed tool with which to treat his delicate subject matter'' Sunday Times ''The best of these stories are very good indeed ... While there are few happy souls in these arresting stories, the reader can find consolation in Fox''s supple prose and frequently subtle insights'' Irish Independent ''A remarkable new talent ... He is able to tread so lightly that we only realise we have been cleverly punched in the solar plexus after we finish the last line'' Irish Mail on Sunday (five stars)
|Troublesome Words 4e by Bill Bryson : INR937 ISBN: 9780141040394|
What is the difference between mean and median, blatant and flagrant, flout and flaunt? Is it whodunnit or whodunit? Do you know? Are you sure? With Troublesome Words, journalist and bestselling travel-writer Bill Bryson gives us a clear, concise and entertaining guide to the problems of English usage and spelling that has been an indispensable companion to those who work with the written word for over twenty years. So if you want to discover whether you should care about split infinitives, are cursed with an uncontrollable outbreak of commas or were wondering if that newsreader was right to say ''an historic day'', this superb book is the place to find out.
|Modern Classics Story Of The Eye by George Bataille : INR709 ISBN: 9780141185385|
A masterpiece of transgressive, surrealist erotica, George Bataille''s Story of the Eye was the Fifty Shades of Grey of its era. This Penguin Modern Classics edition is translated by Joachim Neugroschal, and published with essays by Susan Sontag and Roland Barthes. Bataille''s first novel, published under the pseudonym ''Lord Auch'', is still his most notorious work. In this explicit pornographic fantasy, the young male narrator and his lovers Simone and Marcelle embark on a sexual quest involving sadism, torture, orgies, madness and defilement, culminating in a final act of transgression. Shocking and sacrilegious, Story of the Eye is the fullest expression of Bataille''s obsession with the closeness of sex, violence and death. Yet it is also hallucinogenic in its power, and is one of the erotic classics of the twentieth century. This edition also includes Susan Sontag''s superb study of pornography as art, ''The Pornographic Imagination'', as well as Roland Barthes'' essay ''The Metaphor of the Eye''. Georges Bataille (1897-1962), French essayist and novelist, was born in Billom, France. He converted to Catholicism, then later to Marxism, and was interested in psychoanalysis and mysticism, forming a secret society dedicated to glorifying human sacrifice. Leading a simple life as the curator of a municipal library, Bataille was involved on the fringes of Surrealism, founding the Surrealist magazine Documents in 1929, and editing the literary review Critique from 1946 until his death. Among his other works are the novels Blue of Noon (1957) and My Mother (1966), and the essays Eroticism (1957) and Literature and Evil (1957). If you enjoyed Story of the Eye, you might like Anaïs Nin''s Delta of Venus, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. ''His black masterpiece ... [a] brilliant, exquisitely fetishistic tale of sexual agitaion'' New Statesman
|Modern Classics Garden Of The Finzi Continis by Giorgio Bassani : INR843 ISBN: 9780141188362|
This is a haunting, elegiac novel which captures the mood and atmosphere of Italy (and in particular Ferrara) in the last summers of the thirties, focusing on an aristocratic Jewish family moving imperceptibly towards its doom. Vittorio De Sica turned the book into a film in 1970, winning the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1974.
|Young Bond Double Or Die by Charlie Higson : INR525 ISBN: 9780141343396|
Kidnap. Violence. Explosions. Murder. No ordinary weekend. But then, James Bond is no ordinary boy . . . In a North London cemetery a professor is kidnapped at gunpoint. A suspicious letter crammed with cryptic clues arrives at Eton. To decipher the deadly mystery, James Bond must take a series of dangerous gambles. Once the code is cracked, he has just forty-eight hours to save the professor from the dark forces that threaten to destroy them both. And, if the professor can''t escape, it''s not only his future under threat. It''s the rest of the world''s . . .
|The Shadow Guests by Joan Aiken : INR716 ISBN: 9780241337363|
A lonely boy haunted by an ancient family curse, The Shadow Guests is a classic supernatural mystery from the master-storyteller, Joan Aiken. After the strange disappearance of his mother and older brother, Cosmo is sent from Australia to live with his cousin in England. Lost and lonely at his new school, Cosmo escapes at weekends to the peace of his cousin''s ancient mill house, and the shadowy companions only he can see. When he learns about the family curse, he realises his ghostly visitors from the past have a message for him - but are these new companions friends or enemies? ''What a marvellous writer Joan Aiken is!'' - Leon Garfield
|O Pioneers! by Willa Cather : INR801 ISBN: 9780241338353|
The first novel in the Great Plains trilogy, this is an ode to the American Midwest and the immigrants who transformed it To the anger of her brothers, it is Alexandra who is entrusted to manage their family farm in the tough, hostile prairie of Hanover, Nebraska following the death of their father. As the years pass, Alexandra rises heroically to the challenge, finding strength in the savage beauty of the land even as loneliness and personal tragedies crowd in. A rapturous work of understated lyricism, Willa Cather''s 1913 tale of a pioneer woman who tames the wild, hostile lands of the Nebraskan prairie is also the story of what it means to be American.
|Queen Camilla by Sue Townsend : INR755 ISBN: 9780241958391|
What if being Royal was a crime? Queen Camilla is the brilliantly funny sequel to The Queen and I by bestselling author Sue Townsend The UK has come over all republican. The Royal Family exiled to an Exclusion Zone with the other villains and spongers. And to cap it all, the Queen has threatened to abdicate. Yet Prince Charles is more interested in root vegetables than reigning ... unless his wife Camilla can be Queen in a newly restored monarchy. But when a scoundrel who claims to be the couple''s secret lovechild offers to take the crown off their hands, the stage is set for a right Royal show down. And the question for Camilla (and rest of the country) will be: Queen of the vegetable patch or Queen of England? Bestselling author Sue Townsend has been Britain''s favourite comic writer for over three decades. ''Brilliantly satirical'' Evening Standard ''One of our finest living comic writers'' The Times ''Brilliantly funny'' Closer ''Another fantastic read from Townsend'' OK!
|What Every Parent Needs To Know by Toby Young : INR906 ISBN: 9780241975398|
** Now fully revised and updated ** What is your child learning each day in primary school? How can you tell if they are doing well or badly? And what can you do to help? This practical, detailed, newly updated and user-friendly guide contains absolutely everything the busy parent needs to know about primary schooling under the new national curriculum, helping your child to flourish every step of the way. Taking you year by year through your child''s schooling, What Every Parent Needs to Know offers simple explanations of: - What they''ll be taught and why (from phonics checks to SPAG tests) - What they need to know at the start of each year - What they should be able to achieve at its end - The games and exercises you can do at home to help out Not only will this guide help you understand your children''s journey through primary school, but it will also help you prepare, encourage and nurture them.
|Please Will Someone Help Me? by Sophie Young : INR755 ISBN: 9780718177379|
Sophie Young tells her shocking true story in Please Will Someone Help Me? Sophie Young was born into a dysfunctional family, with a violent mother and father. Sophie was routinely neglected and harmed, starved and left to fend for herself. Social workers were often involved but, despite numerous visits and extensive reports, nothing was ever done. When Sophie was six, her life took another horrible turn: her adored grandfather began to sexually abuse her. Please Will Someone Help Me? is Sophie Young''s heartbreaking story about a young girl at the mercy of the adult world. With full access to her social work files, she shows how those who are meant to help children can be blind to the reality of their lives; but how, ultimately, love conquers all. Sophie Young was the eldest of three, born into a dysfunctional family that she fought for years to escape. Now forty years old, she lives in England with her husband and children, and works as a volunteer for a national children''s charity.
|What She Left by T R Richmond : INR1037 ISBN: 9780718179373|
''If you liked The Girl on the Train then I think you''ll like this just as much, if not more'' Scott Pack ****** Who is Alice Salmon? Student. Journalist. Daughter. Lover of late nights, hater of deadlines. That girl who drowned last year. Gone doesn''t mean forgotten. Everyone''s life leaves a trace behind. But it''s never the whole story. I will stand up and ask myself who I am. I do that a lot. I''ll look in the mirror. Reassure myself, scare myself, like myself, hate myself. My name is Alice Salmon. When Alice Salmon died last year, the ripples from her tragic drowning could be felt in the news, on the internet, and in the hearts of those closest to her. However, the man who knows her best isn''t family or a friend. His name is Professor Jeremy Cooke, an academic fixated on piecing together Alice''s existence. Cooke knows that faithfully recreating Alice, through her diaries, text messages, and online presence, has become all-consuming. But he does not know how deep his search will take him into this shocking story of love, loss and obsession where everyone - including himself - has something to hide . . . ******** Praise for What She Left: ''What She Left is an extraordinary and bold creation'' Laura Wilson, Guardian ''Every month brings another book billed the new Gone Girl, but we think we''ve found a winner'' Marie Claire ''An absorbing, intricate and extremely original novel. It is also immensely clever and intriguing . . . What She Left is beautifully written and very emotionally involving. I hope that it garners all of the commercial and critical success it deserves'' Claire Kendal, author of The Book of You ''Guaranteed to keep you guessing'' Irish Independent ''A deliciously modern take on the psychological thriller ... a shifting, mesmerising, mysterious story ... very well-written and intelligently realised, occupying a territory half way between literary novel and thriller ... a memorable debut'' Daily Telegraph ''An ingeniously original premise ... addictive'' Sunday Express ''What a wonderful new voice. What a pleasure to read a thriller that''s so ambitious and so full of emotion and suspense. Bravo!'' Nicci French, author of The Memory Game and Blue Monday ''Strikingly modern'' Sunday Times ''Intriguing and successful ... a crime thriller from a different angle, Richmond''s accomplished debut encourages the reader to become the sleuth ... Genuinely chilling'' Maxim Jakubowski ''This is how books should be written; full of trust and respect for the reader, allowing you to follow the darker paths and investigate yourself. This is a book of immense accomplishment, thrilling and clever - I absolutely devoured it, and I am left thinking simply that none of us are quite what we seem'' Elizabeth Haynes, author of Into the Darkest Corner and Human Remains
|The Search by Howard Linskey : INR801 ISBN: 9780718180362|
Someone knows where the bodies are buried... Little Susan Verity went missing during the heatwave of 1976. An unprecedented amount of police resource went into finding her, but to no avail. Until now. Convicted serial killer Adrian Wicklow was always the prime suspect. In the past, he''s repeatedly lied to the police about where Susan''s body is buried - playing a sick game from behind bars. But this time, he says, he''ll tell the truth. Because Adrian Wicklow is dying. Detective Ian Bradshaw works with investigative journalists Helen Norton and Tom Carney to find the body. However, this is Wicklow''s life''s work. Would a murderer on death''s door give up his last secret so easily...? Praise for Howard Linskey ''Linskey delivers a flawless feel for time and place, mixed with unrelenting pace'' The Times ''Linskey is one of the most commanding crime fiction practitioners at work today'' The Financial Times ''Linskey has taken a sharp swerve towards the big time ... he has elevated his writing to a level of complexity and humanity seldom approached by British writers previously'' Maxim Jakubowski
|Dear World, How Are You? by Toby Little : INR1320 ISBN: 9780718183387|
When Toby Little was five years old, he decided to write to someone in every country in the world. With the help of his mum, Toby started handwriting and posting letters to everyone from research scientists in Antarctica to game-keepers in Chad and even the Pope. Not only did Toby achieve his goal but the world wrote back. Dear World, How Are You? is a collection of the most fascinating and heart-warming letters he sent and received. It shows that the world is only as big as your imagination and is full of potential friends, waiting to be discovered, no matter where you live.
|Kicking A Ball by Allan Ahlberg : INR954 ISBN: 9780723293354|
For anyone who can''t see a ball without wanting to kick it, head it, shoot it, or boot it! ''Not eating an ice-cream Or riding a bike No - kicking a ball Is what I like.'' ''What I like best, yes, most of all in 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.
|Trans-europe Express by Owen Hatherley : INR1698 ISBN: 9780141988320|
''A scathing, lively and timely look at the European city, from one of our most provocative voices on culture and architecture today'' Owen Jones A searching, timely account of the condition of contemporary Europe, told through the landscapes of its cities Over the past twenty years European cities have become the envy of the world: a Kraftwerk Utopia of historic centres, supermodernist concert halls, imaginative public spaces and futuristic egalitarian housing estates which, interconnected by high-speed trains traversing open borders, have a combination of order and pleasure which is exceptionally unusual elsewhere. In Trans-Europe Express, Owen Hatherley sets out to explore the European city across the entire continent, to see what exactly makes it so different to the Anglo-Saxon norm - the unplanned, car-centred, developer-oriented spaces common to the US, Ireland, UK and Australia. Attempting to define the European city, Hatherley finds a continent divided both within the EU and outside it. ''The latest heir to Ruskin.'' - Boyd Tonkin, Independent ''Hatherley is the most informed, opinionated and acerbic guide you could wish for.'' - Hugh Pearman, Sunday Times ''Can one talk yet of vintage Hatherley? Yes, one can. Here are all the properties that have made him one of the most distinctive writers in England - not just ''architectural writers'', but writers full stop: acuity, contrariness, observational rigour, frankness and beautifully wrought prose.'' - Jonathan Meades
|Peter And The Wolf - Ladybird Readers Level 4 by Books : INR523 ISBN: 9780241284346|
A hungry wolf lived in the forest. He wanted to catch and eat the duck, the bird and the cat. Peter wanted to catch the wolf. 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. Peter and the Wolf, a Level 4 Reader, is A2 in the CEFR framework and supports YLE Flyers exams. The longer text is made up of sentences with up to three clauses, more complex past and future tense structures, modal verbs and a wider variety of conjunctions.
|Six Machine by Chris Gayle : INR1526 ISBN: 9780241256343|
Chris Gayle is the only man to have ever hit a six off the first ball of a Test match. But then producing the impossible is an everyday act for the West Indies legend: the first man to smash an international T20 century, the first to hit a World Cup 200, the fastest century in the history of the game. Off the pitch he is even more flamboyant: he plays late, parties later, demolishes a king-size pile of pancakes and then strolls out to mangle another hapless bowling attack.But do we really know him? Do we know what took a shy, skinny kid from a cramped tin-roofed shack in the dusty back streets of Kingston to the very top of the cricket world - without losing himself along the way? A story not just of sporting genius but of battling prejudice, this unputdowneable memoir will leave you reeling. Welcome to the world of the Six Machine.
|Why Are We 'artists'? by Jessica Lack : INR1084 ISBN: 9780241236314|
''Art is not a luxury. Art is a basic social need to which everyone has a right''. This extraordinary collection of 100 artists'' manifestos from across the globe over the last 100 years brings together activists, post-colonialists, surrealists, socialists, nihilists and a host of other voices. From the Négritude movement in Africa and Martinique to Brazil''s Mud/Meat Sewer Manifesto, from Iraqi modernism to Australia''s Cyberfeminist Manifesto, they are by turns personal, political, utopian, angry, sublime and revolutionary. Some have not been published in English before; some were written in climates of censorship and brutality; some contain visions of a future still on the horizon. What unites them is the belief that art can change the world.
|Somme by Hugh Sebag-montefiore : INR675 ISBN: 9780141043326|
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.
|The Tempest by William Shakespeare : INR801 ISBN: 9780141396309|
Performed variously as escapist fantasy, celebratory fiction, and political allegory, The Tempest is one of the plays in which William Shakespeare''s genius as a poetic dramatist found its fullest expression. This Penguin Shakespeare edition is edited with an introduction by Martin Butler. ''How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, That has such people in''t!'' A storm rages. Prospero, his daughter Miranda, and his monstrous servant Caliban watch from their desert island as a ship carrying the royal family is wrecked. Miraculously, all on board survive. Plotting, mistaken identities, bewitching love and drunkenness follow as the travellers explore the strange place of spirits and monsters on which they have landed. They soon begin to realize all is not as it seems, in a play whose magical setting and classical unity of time and place have inspired films as varied as Forbidden Planet, Peter Greenaway''s Prospero''s Books, and Julie Taymor''s The Tempest, starring Helen Mirren as ''Prospera''. This book contains a general introduction to Shakespeare''s life and Elizabethan theatre, a separate introduction to The Tempest, a chronology, suggestions for further reading, an essay discussing performance options on both stage and screen, and a commentary. If you enjoyed The Tempest, you might like The Merchant of Venice, also available in Penguin Shakespeare. ''Shakespeare, coming upon me unawares, struck me like a thunderbolt'' Hector Berlioz
|Somme by Lyn Macdonald : INR1038 ISBN: 9780241952382|
2016 is the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme ''There was hardly a household in the land'', writes Lyn Macdonald, ''there was no trade, occupation, profession or community, which was not represented in the thousands of innocent enthusiasts who made up the ranks of Kitchener''s Army before the Battle of the Somme...'' The year 1916 was one of the great turning-points in British history: as the youthful hopes of a generation were crushed in a desperate struggle to survive, and traditional attitudes to authority were destroyed for ever. On paper, few battles have ever been so meticulously planned. Yet while there were good political reasons to launch a joint offensive with a French Army demoralized by huge casualties at Verdun, the raw troops on the ground knew nothing of that. A hundred and fifty thousand were killed in the punishing shellfire, the endless ordeal of attack and counter-attack; twice that number were left maimed or wounded. Here, almost for the first time, Lyn Macdonald lets the men who were there give their own testimony. Their stories are vivid, harrowing, sometimes terrifying - yet shot through with humour, immense courage and an astonishing spirit of resilience. ''What the reader will longest remember are the words - heartbroken, blunt, angry - of the men who lived through the bloodbath...a worthy addition to the literature of the Great War...''Daily Mail Over the past twenty years Lyn Macdonald has established a popular reputation as an author and historian of the First World War. Her books are based on the accounts of eyewitnesses and survivors, told in their own words, and cast a unique light on the First World War. Most are published by Penguin.
|Collected Poems by Tony Harrison : INR1037 ISBN: 9780241974353|
Tony Harrison published his first pamphlet of poems in 1964 and for over fifty years has been a prominent force in modern poetry. His poetic range is truly far-reaching, from the intimate tenderness of family life and personal love, to war poems written from Bosnia and savage public outcries against politicians. In The Collected Poems, Harrison draws deeply both on classical tradition and on the vernacular of the street. Combining the private and the public in a way Harrison has made distinctly his own, and drawing on his working-class upbringing in Leeds, these are powerful poems for modern times. This is the first complete paperback collection of one of Britain''s most controversial and critically acclaimed poets. ''Tony Harrison is the greatest poet of the second half of the 20th century. . . He writes brilliantly about class, love and Britain'' Daniel Radcliffe ''Harrison is a masterly technician, and the most fiery and indelible English poet of the age. This book is a vineyard on a volcano'' Paul Farley
|Somme by Hugh Sebag-montefiore : INR1412 ISBN: 9780670918393|
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.
|Miss Gomez And The Brethren by William Trevor : INR896 ISBN: 9780241969335|
Miss Gomez and the Brethren by William Trevor - a classic early novel from one of the world''s greatest writers ''Like Rembrandt, Trevor looks long but charitably upon his creations . . . his understanding of human nature is acute'' Sunday Times Beryl Tuke, whiling time away in the Thistle Arms with gin and cheap romances, and Alban Roche at Bassett''s Petstore are among the street''s dream-ridden survivors. A new arrival, Miss Gomez, on the run from her tragic childhood in Jamaica, now lives for her postal correspondence with the Church of the Brethren of the Way back on the island. No one will believe Miss Gomez when she announces her revelation of a hideous sex crime soon to be committed in Crow Street. That is, until young Prudence Tuke disappears, the police arrive, and the newspapers herald a ''Sex Crime Prophecy''... ''The genius of William Trevor is that he can entice you into his fictional terrain in a handful of pages'' Literary Review 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 received the prestigious David Cohen Literature Prize in recognition of a lifetime''s literary achievement, and has been knighted for his services to literature.
|Skylanders Official Annual 2015 by Bbc Bbc : INR591 ISBN: 9780141351346|
The must-have Official Annual for all fans of the ground-breaking Skylanders video games. Crammed with stories, activities, comics, features and trivia, this is the number one stocking-filler for the budding young Portal Master in your life.
|Is That Fish In Your Ear? by David Bellos : INR872 ISBN: 9780241954300|
Is That a Fish in Your Ear? by David Bellos asks: how do we really make ourselves understood to other people? This funny, wise and life-affirming language book shows how, from puns to poetry, news bulletins to the Bible, Asterix to Swedish films, translation is at the heart of everything we do - and makes us who we are. Selected by The New York Times as one of the 100 Notable Books of 2011 ''A wonderful, witty book ... richly original, endlessly fascinating ... for anyone interested in words'' Economist, Books of the Year ''A scintillating bouillabaisse ... spiced with good and provocative things'' Literary Review ''Dazzlingly inventive'' The New York Times ''Clear and lively ... There is nothing quite like it'' Spectator
|A Shepherd's Life by W. H. Hudson : INR896 ISBN: 9780241273357|
Considered a classic at the time of its publication in 1910, A Shepherd''s Life is a rare account of the lives of those who lived on and worked the land in nineteenth-century rural Britain. A masterful work of prose, W. H. Hudson focuses on the story of one man, a Wiltshire shepherd named Caleb Bawcombe, whose tales of sheep dogs, farmer''s wives, poachers and local fairs become a sublime account of a way of life that has largely disappeared from these shores.
|Arnhem by John Nichol : INR849 ISBN: 9780141048352|
Arnhem by John Nichol and Tony Rennell is an absolutely gripping narrative packed with action and heroic tales of courage. ''Riveting ... reveals the ice-cool courage of British troops trapped in the bloody shambles of Arnhem'' Daily Mail In September 1944, a mighty shock force of battle-hardened Allied troops dropped from the skies into enemy-occupied Holland in what was hoped would be the decisive final battle of World War II. Landing miles behind the German lines, their daring mission was to secure bridges across the Rhine so that ground forces could make a rapid dash into Nazi Germany. If all went well, the war could be over by Christmas. The plan went terribly wrong ... Seen through the dramatic first-hand accounts of those who were there, Arnhem is the gripping story of a bitter military defeat that became a triumph of the human spirit. It paints a vivid portrait of those in the cauldron of war, fighting for their lives, fighting for their comrades, fighting for their honour, a battle they won hands down. For fans of A Bridge Too Far, Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers, and for readers of Antony Beevor''s Stalingrad and Hugh Sebag-Montefiore''s Dunkirk. John Nichol is a former RAF flight lieutenant whose Tornado bomber was shot down on a mission over Iraq during the first Gulf War in 1991. He was captured and became a prisoner of war. He is the bestselling co-author of Tornado Down and, with Tony Rennell, The Last Escape, Tail-End Charlies, Home Run and Medic, and author of five novels. He is also a journalist and widely quoted military commentator. His website is www.johnnichol.com. Tony Rennell is the author of Last Days of Glory: The Death of Queen Victoria and co-author of When Daddy Came Home, a highly praised study of demobilization in 1945, and with John nichol, The Last Escape, Tail-End Charlies, Home Run and Medic. He is a former deputy editor of the Sunday Times and writes regularly on historical subjects for the Daily Mail.
|Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare : INR801 ISBN: 9780141396323|
His extraordinarily gory and spectacularly violent revenge tragedy, William Shakespeare''s Titus Andronicus is edited by Sonia Massai, with an introduction by Jacques Berthoud in Penguin Shakespeare. ''Vengeance is in my heart, death in my hand'' Rome is in turmoil. With the Emperor dead, his two sons, Saturninus and Bassianus, quarrel over who should succeed him; but neither are as popular as the general Titus Andronicus, returned to Rome victorious after a ten-year campaign, with Tamora, Queen of the Goths, and her three sons as his prisoners. Eschewing the throne, he endorses Saturninus as successor, and sacrifices the Queen''s son Alarbus in memory of his own, lost in the war. But when the new emperor spurns Titus''s amity and chooses Tamora for his wife, she quickly begins to plot a murderous revenge of barely conceivable cruelty. This book contains a general introduction to Shakespeare''s life and Elizabethan theatre, a separate introduction to Titus Andronicus, a chronology, suggestions for further reading, an essay discussing performance options on both stage and screen, and a commentary. If you enjoyed Titus Andronicus, you might like Macbeth, also available in Penguin Shakespeare. ''This is tragedy naked, godless and unredeemed'' Kenneth Tynan
|After You With The Pistol by Kyril Bonfiglioli : INR896 ISBN: 9780241970317|
After you with the Pistol - the second Charlie Mortdecai novel by Kyril Bonfiglioli, soon to be a major film starring Johnny Depp ''Some of the nastiest, funniest and most enjoyable crime writing of the last fifty years'' Guardian ''Mr Mortdecai, why do you suppose I and my superiors have preserved you from death at very very great trouble and expense?'' Charlie Mortdecai - degenerate aristocrat and victim of his own larceny and licentiousness - has no idea. Until it is made clear to him that he must marry the beautiful, sex-crazed and very, very rich Johanna Krampf. The fly in the ointment is that Johanna thinks nothing of involving poor Charlie in her life-threatening schemes such as monarch-assassination, heroin smuggling and - worst of all - survival training at a college for feminist spies. Perhaps, it''s all in a good cause - if only Charlie can live long enough to find out. ''A rare mixture of wit and imaginative unpleasantness'' Julian Barnes ''Splendidly enjoyable. The jokes are excellent, but the most horrible things keep happening'' Sunday Telegraph ''At least of Hammett-Chandler weight, and in many ways surpasses them'' The Times Literary Supplement 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).
|A Pelican Introduction Human Evolution by Robin Dunbar : INR1037 ISBN: 9780141975313|
What makes us human? How did we develop language, thought and culture? Why did we survive, and other human species fail? The past 12,000 years represent the only time in the sweep of human history when there has been only one human species. How did this extraordinary proliferation of species come about - and then go extinct? And why did we emerge such intellectual giants? The tale of our origins has inevitably been told through the ''stones and bones'' of the archaeological record, yet Robin Dunbar shows it was our social and cognitive changes rather than our physical development which truly made us distinct from other species.
|Oh Dear Silvia by Dawn French : INR755 ISBN: 9780141046358|
Dawn French, number one bestelling author of A Tiny Bit Marvellous returns with Oh Dear Silvia. Everyone knows the real Silvia, don''t they? Silvia Shute lies in hospital in a coma. Family and friends gather at her bedside, each thinking they know the real Silvia. But do they? For Silvia hides a secret. One she can never tell. And as her visitors congregate so the truth about Silvia is slowly revealed. Again, and again and again . . . Oh Dear Silvia is the brand new novel from one of Britain''s most loved comic writers and the number one bestselling author of A Tiny Bit Marvellous. ''Hilarious. My top book . . .'' The Times ''Side-splitting, darkly humorous'' Heat ''Written with serious intent, both literary and thematically: Dawn tackles the big ones - love, death, grief, childhood, motherhood, parenthood - head on'' Guardian
|Henry Vi (penguin Monarchs) by James Ross : INR1320 ISBN: 9780141979342|
Succeeding to the throne at the age of only nine months, Henry VI had a turbulent reign: he inherited a war with France and, in time, found himself at war with his own nobles. James Ross surveys this eventful life, including Henry''s deposition at the hands of Edward IV and his eventual return to the throne.
|The Art Of Flight by Fredrik Sjoberg : INR1037 ISBN: 9780141980317|
''Although there is much in this world that is incomprehensible, you can nevertheless discover a meaning as long as you have managed to limit your field of search.'' Fredrik Sjöberg - collector, romantic, explorer - spends his life tracing the smallest details of the natural world. In these two beautifully wrought tales he meditates on the joy of little things, childhood memories, long-forgotten Swedish entomologists, earthworms, wine-making, the National Parks of the United States, the richness of life and the strange paths it leads us on. ''Digressive, discursive and delightful'' Daily Telegraph ''A joy . . . Fredrik Sjöberg''s best-selling memoir The Fly Trap marked him as a maestro of the episodic. Here, he completes a trilogy'' Nature ''Thoroughly entertaining, beguilingly uncategorizable ... By his own admission Sjöberg has a butterfly mind ... What insures this approach against triviality is the author''s patient alertness to pattern, to telling correspondence'' Nat Segnit, The Times Literary Supplement
|On Liberty by Shami Chakrabarti : INR1037 ISBN: 9780141976310|
On Liberty is the story of today''s threats to our freedoms and a highly personal, impassioned plea in defence of fundamental rights, from Shami Chakrabarti, Britain''s leading human rights campaigner On 11 September 2001, our world changed. The West''s response to 9/11 has morphed into a period of exception. Governments have decided that the rule of law and human rights are often too costly. In On Liberty, Shami Chakrabarti explores why our fundamental rights and freedoms are indispensable. She shows, too, the unprecedented pressures those rights are under today. Drawing on her own work in high-profile campaigns, from privacy laws to anti-terror legislation, Chakrabarti shows the threats to our democratic institutions and why our rights are paramount in upholding democracy. ''Probably the most effective public affairs lobbyist of the past 20 years'' - David Aaronovitch, The Times ''The undaunted freedom fighter'' - Observer ''The most dangerous woman in Britain'' - Sun
|Passchendaele by Nick Lloyd : INR2545 ISBN: 9780241004364|
The Third Battle of Ypres was a ''lost victory'' for the British Army in 1917. Between July and November 1917, in a small corner of Belgium, more than 500,000 men were killed or maimed, gassed or drowned - and many of the bodies were never found. The Ypres offensive represents the modern impression of the First World War: splintered trees, water-filled craters, muddy shell-holes. The climax was one of the worst battles of both world wars: Passchendaele. The village fell eventually, only for the whole offensive to be called off. But, as Nick Lloyd shows, notably through previously overlooked German archive material, it is striking how close the British came to forcing the German Army to make a major retreat in Belgium in October 1917. Far from being a pointless and futile waste of men, the battle was a startling illustration of how effective British tactics and operations had become by 1917 and put the Allies nearer to a major turning point in the war than we have ever imagined. Published for the 100th anniversary of this major conflict, Passchendaele is the most compelling and comprehensive account ever written of the climax of trench warfare on the Western Front.
|The Happy Reader - Issue 9 by Penguin : INR310 ISBN: 9780241279366|
For avid readers and the uninitiated alike, this is a chance to reengage with classic literature and to stay inspired and entertained. The concept of the magazine is simple: the first half is a long-form interview with a notable book fanatic and the second half explores one classic work of literature from an array of surprising and invigorating angles. In The Happy Reader 9, our summer classic is Robert Louis Stevenson''s Treasure Island
|Shine by Chris Barez-brown : INR1049 ISBN: 9780241257388|
We all have good days and bad days at work. Some days you feel bullet proof. People listen to you, your meetings run like clockwork, and you keep having new ideas. Other days are like wading through quick sand. You can''t get anything done, and when the printer jams (again) you want to quit. Wouldn''t it be great if every day went your way? If you jumped out of bed every morning ready for anything? You can stand out, break the rules and make things happen. You can be a bit more ''Elvis''. You can love every minute. The only limit is you: your energy, your belief, your perspective.
|World Of Warriors by Puffin : INR1271 ISBN: 9780141360331|
The greatest warriors in history have been summoned to the Wildlands to battle for survival. But who are they and why are they so legendary? Ancient mentor Kalaban will reveal everything he knows about each warrior in this essential guide, mirroring the one that appears in the game. Book of Warriors is the perfect Christmas gift for World of Warriors fans!
|Peter Rabbit Animation My Mum by Beatrix Potter : INR477 ISBN: 9780141352329|
Peter Rabbit wants to make his mum her favourite strawberry pie as a Mother''s Day gift. But the best strawberries grow in Mr Tod''s garden . . . Will Peter and his friends Lily and Benjamin be able to gather enough strawberries before that sneaky fox puts them in a pie of his own? With artwork from the fantastic new animation, this exciting story is simply told for very young children. Featuring favourite characters, including the villainous Mr Tod and of course Peter Rabbit and his lovable bunny friends.
|Number Ten by Sue Townsend : INR755 ISBN: 9780241958384|
Number Ten is the brilliantly funny political satire by Sue Townsend, author of the Adrian Mole series Behind the doors of the most famous address in the country, all is not well. Edward Clare was voted into Number Ten after a landslide election victory. But a few years later and it is all going wrong. The love of the people is gone. The nation is turning against him. Panicking, Prime Minister Clare enlists the help of Jack Sprat, the policeman on the door of No 10, and sets out to discover what the country really thinks of him. In disguise, they venture into the great unknown: the mean streets of Great Britain. And for the first time in years, the Prime Minister experiences everything life in this country has to offer - an English cream tea, the kindness of strangers, waiting for trains that never come and treatment in a hospital - and at last he remembers some of things he once really cared about . . . Bestselling author Sue Townsend has been Britain''s favourite comic writer for over three decades. ''Wickedly entertaining. There is a gem on nearly every page. Nothing escapes Townsend''s withering pen. Satirical, witty, observant ... a clever book'' Observer ''Poignant, hilarious, heart-rending, devastating'' New Statesman ''Hilarious. Sue Townsend''s laughter is infectious'' John Mortimer, Sunday Telegraph Books of the Year Sue Townsend is Britain''s favourite comic author. Her hugely successful novels include eight Adrian Mole books, 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 has also written numerous well-received plays. She lives in Leicester, where she was born and grew up.
|Up And Down In The Dales by Gervase Phinn : INR943 ISBN: 9780141011318|
Up and Down in the Dales is the fourth volume in Gervase Phinn''s bestselling Dales SeriesWhat''s your name? I asked the child.''Tequila,'' she replied. I''m named after a drink.''''Tequila Sunrise,'' I murmured.''No,'' pouted the child. ''Tequila Braithwaite.''Now in his fourth year as an Inspector for English in the Yorkshire Dales, Gervase Phinn still relishes visiting the schools - whether an inner-city comprehensive fraught with difficulties or a small Dales Primary school where the main danger is one of closure. With endless good humour, he copes with the little surprises that occur round every corner.Some things never change: Mrs Savage roars, Connie rants, and Gervase''s colleague in the office play verbal ping-pong. But all this can be put behind him each day when he returns home to his lovely wife, Christine, who is expecting their first baby.Up and Down in the Dales is charming montage of Gervase Phinn''s experiences will keep you amused and will win a place in your heart.
|The Invisible Dog by Dick King Smith : INR518 ISBN: 9780141332376|
The story of a girl who tries to satisfy her yearning for a dog by introducing an imaginary Great Dane called Henry to the house. Her wish comes true and she is allowed a real Henry - but there''s more than a hint that old Mrs Garrow, with her cackling laugh and black cat, may have been involved.
|World Of Warriors Official Sticker Book by Puffin : INR801 ISBN: 9780141360317|
The World of Warriors Official Sticker Book comes packed with essential info about the greatest warriors ever to wage war in the mysterious Wildlands, gruesome historical facts that will gross out your mates, tricky puzzles and epic battle sticker scenes, plus loads of brilliant World of Warriors stickers!
|The Logic And Statistics Of Fat Tails by Nassim Nicholas Taleb : INR1509 ISBN: 9780141988368|
The Logic and Statistics of Fat Tails is the definitive source on fat-taileddistribution and an essential technical read for students, accountants and thoseworking in finance.
|Red Classics Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle : INR525 ISBN: 9780141034355|
Out of his smoke-filled rooms in Baker Street stalks a figure to cause the criminal classes to quake in their boots and rush from their dens of inequity … The twelve mysteries gathered in this first collection of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson’s adventures reveal the brilliant consulting detective at the height of his powers. Problems involving a man with a twisted lip, a fabulous blue carbuncle and five orange pips tax Sherlock Holmes’ intellect alongside some of his most famous cases, including A Scandal in Bohemia and The Red-Headed League.
|Supersonic by Richard Noble Green : INR2049 ISBN: 9780718181307|
In July 2015, the Bloodhound team will unveil the car with which they''ll launch their assault on the World Land Speed Record. Powered by a jet engine from a Eurofighter Typhoon fighter and a rocket engine developed for the European Space Agency, Bloodhound is the culmination of a ten year beyond the state of the art engineering effort. The 300,000 horsepower, 1000mph car will then be flown to South Africa for the record attempt. Behind the wheel, driver Andy Green will be fighting to steer the revolutionary car across the surface of a dry lake bed at almost unimaginable speeds. To break the record he will have to cover a measured mile in just three seconds. This is a drive into the unknown. Project Director Richard Noble likens the challenge to that of mounting a mission to the moon. If you thought what Felix Baumgartner was doing when he jumped out of balloon was dangerous, wait until you get a load of this . . .
|Stray Sod by Tommy Tiernan : INR1509 ISBN: 9781844882380|
Tommy Tiernan applies his singularTommy at his best for all the reasons they love him (the irreverence, the sideways look at the world, the subversive swipe at sacred cows, the surreal meanderings, the sharp insights - about the human condition, about the national psyche, about the meaning of life - that come out of left-field)
|A Modern Detective by Edgar Allan Poe : INR239 ISBN: 9780241252321|
He is fond of enigmas, of conundrums, hieroglyphics; exhibiting in his solutions of each a degree of acumen which appears to the ordinary apprehension praeternatural.
|The Frogs by Aristophanes : INR239 ISBN: 9780241250389|
''Ko-ax, ko-ax, ko-ax! Now listen, you musical twerps, I don''t give a damn for your burps!'' A biting comedy from the great Ancient Greek playwright. 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.
|L M Alcott Little Women Slipcase - Indigo by Louisa May Alcott : INR2358 ISBN: 9780141387321|
L M Alcott Little Women Slipcase - Indigo: Little Women, Little Men, Jo's Boys, Good Wives
|Minibeasts-read It Yourself With Ladybird, Level 3 by Ladybird : INR310 ISBN: 9780241237373|
Brand new titles for 2016 from the best-selling Read it Yourself with Ladybird.This colourful non-fiction reader is filled with fun and fascinating facts about mini-beasts and is perfect for young readers developing their confidence in reading! For over thirty-five years, the best-selling Read it yourself with Ladybird has helped children learn to read.All stories feature essential key words. Story-specific words are repeated to practise throughout. Designed to be read independently at home or used in a guided reading session at school. All titles include comprehension puzzles, guidance notes and book band information for schools.This Level 3 title is suitable for children who are developing reading confidence and are eager to start reading longer stories with a wider vocabulary.
|On The Farm-read It Yourself With Ladybird, Level 2 by Ladybird : INR310 ISBN: 9780241237311|
Brand new titles for 2016 from the best-selling Read it Yourself with Ladybird.Learn about all the exciting things that happen on the farm in this colourful non-fiction reader. Perfect for young ones building their confidence in reading. For over thirty-five years, the best-selling Read it yourself with Ladybird has helped children learn to read.All stories feature essential key words. Story-specific words are repeated to practise throughout. Designed to be read independently at home or used in a guided reading session at school. All titles include comprehension puzzles, guidance notes and book band information for schools.This Level 2 title is ideal for children who have received some initial reading instruction and can read short, simple sentences with help.
|How To Use Ladybird Readers by Unknown : INR310 ISBN: 9780241262306|
*Start your English language learning journey with Ladybird ReadersThe aim of this user guide is to introduce teachers and parents to Ladybird Readers, and provide a range of support, tips and advice on how to motivate language learners both at home and in the classroom.Ladybird Readers is a series of traditional tales, modern stories and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign language. Each book includes language activities to support the CEF framework, as well as help young learners prepare for the Cambridge Young Learners English (YLE) exams.
|Favourite Pets-read It Yourself With Ladybird, Level 1 by Ladybird : INR310 ISBN: 9780241237342|
Brand new titles for 2016 from the best-selling Read it Yourself with Ladybird.Rabbits, gerbils, cats and dogs! Learn all about your favourite pets in this delightful non-fiction reader perfect for very early readers taking their first steps in reading. For over thirty-five years, the best-selling Read it yourself with Ladybird has helped children learn to read.All stories feature essential key words. Story-specific words are repeated to practise throughout. Designed to be read independently at home or used in a guided reading session at school. All titles include comprehension puzzles, guidance notes and book band information for schools.This Level 1 title is suitable for very early readers who are ready to take their first steps in reading real stories. Each simple story uses a small number of frequently repeated words.
|Dom Dog And His Boat Activity Book- Ladybird Readers Starter Level A by Books : INR310 ISBN: 9780241283301|
Dom Dog is in his new boat. Pat Cat, Andy Ant, and Gus Goat go in, too. Water is in the boat! 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. Dom Dog and his Boat, a Starter A 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.
|Farmer Carl Activity Book - Ladybird Readers Starter Level B by Books : INR310 ISBN: 9780241283318|
Farmer Carl is on his farm. Carl is working. Does Martha help him? 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. Farmer Carl, 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.
|The Fun Run Activity Book - Ladybird Readers Starter Level A by Books : INR310 ISBN: 9780241283349|
It is a fun run. The children run. Miss Tess has a medal for Ross and Gus. 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. The Fun Run, a Starter A 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.
|The Hat That Zack Loves by Michelle Robinson : INR716 ISBN: 9780723286332|
''This is the hat that Zack loves . . .. . . And this is the dog who STEALS the hat that Zack loves!''Oh no! Poor Zack is forced to race all around the city on the hunt for his hat asit is stolen and blows hither and thither. Brilliantly written, with an irresistiblerhythm and rhyme, this stunning book is illustrated by Robert Reader.
|The Bomb Girls by Daisy Styles : INR811 ISBN: 9781405924344|
The heartwarming and inspiring tale of five brave women in a munitions factory during WWII. Ernest Bevin''s 1941 announcement that all woman between 18 and 30 must register for war work has made Emily furious -- she''s just landed her dream job and the last thing she wants is to have to give it up for a bomb factory in Lancashire. The glamorous Lillian and studious Alice are not too happy either. But for downtrodden Elsie and determined Agnes, the promise of a new challenge brings renewed hope. Despite their differing outlooks, the five women forge lifelong friendships as they share experiences of love, loss, thwarted dreams and new opportunities, through the darkest of times.
|The Old Boat Activity Book - Ladybird Readers Starter Level B by Books : INR310 ISBN: 9780241283363|
May and Max have got a new boat! They see lots of nice things. Let''s take photos. 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. The Old Boat, 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.
|Knights And Castles Activity Book - Ladybird Readers Level 4 by Books : INR310 ISBN: 9780241284377|
About 1,000 years ago, there were men called knights. They lived in castles. It took many years to become a knight! 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. Knights and Castles, a Level 4 Activity Book, is A2 in the CEFR framework and supports YLE Flyers exams. The activities encourage children to practice longer sentences with up to three clauses, more complex past and future tense structures, modal verbs and a wider variety of conjunctions.
|Heidi Activity Book - Ladybird Readers Level 4 by Books : INR310 ISBN: 9780241284384|
Heidi went to stay with her grandfather in the mountains. She liked it there. When she went to school in Frankfurt, she wasn''t happy. 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. Heidi, a Level 4 Activity Book, is A2 in the CEFR framework and supports YLE Flyers exams. The activities encourage children to practice longer sentences with up to three clauses, more complex past and future tense structures, modal verbs and a wider variety of conjunctions.
|Snowman And The Snowdog by Raymond Briggs : INR620 ISBN: 9780723295396|
The Snowman and the Snowdog is an animation featuring Raymond Briggs'' magical character, the Snowman, which first aired on Christmas Eve, 2012. The animation tells the story of Billy, whose Snowman and Snowdog come to life and take him on a magical adventure. Including images from the animation, this fantastic mini hardback gift edition is set to become a seasonal classic.
|Ladybird First Favourite Tales The Gingerbread Man by Ladybird : INR386 ISBN: 9781409306306|
A retelling of The Gingerbread Man for early readers from Ladybird. Based on the traditional fairy tale The Gingerbread Man, this vibrantly illustrated story is sure to become a favourite in every home. Follow the gingerbread man as he tries to escape all manner of hungry animals and people! 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 This book is part of Ladybirds First Favourite Tales series - these retellings are perfect for introducing young children to classic stories and fairy tales, and the books are just right for those just learning to read. Look out for other books in the series: The Elves and the Shoemaker; Goldilocks and the Three Bears; The Gingerbread Man; Little Red Riding Hood; The Three Little Pigs; The Three Billy Goats Gruff
|Flesh In The Age Of Reason by Roy Porter : INR1073 ISBN: 9780140167351|
''As an introduction to early modern thinking and the impact of past ideas on present lives, this book can find few equals and no superiors. Porter is a witty, humane writer with an extraordinary vocabulary and a sparkling sense of fun. Whether he is quoting from obscure medical texts or analysing scabrous diaries, dishing the dirt on long-dead bigwigs or evoking sympathy for human suffering, his grasp is masterly and his erudition appealing. I wish I could read it again for the first time: you can.'' Times Educational Supplement, Book of the Week In this startlingly brilliant sequel to the prize-winning ENLIGHTENMENT Roy Porter completes his lifetime''s work, offering a magical, enthusiastic and charming account of the writings of some of the most attractive figures ever to write English.
|Modern Classics Heroes And Villains by Angela Carter : INR894 ISBN: 9780141192383|
A modern fable, a post-apocalyptic romance, a gothic horror story; Angela Carter''s genre-defying fantasia Heroes and Villains includes an introduction by Robert Coover in Penguin Modern Classics. Sharp-eyed Marianne lives in a white tower made of steel and concrete with her father and the other Professors. Outside, where the land is thickly wooded and wild beasts roam, live the Barbarians, who raid and pillage in order to survive. Marianne is strictly forbidden to leave her civilized world but, fascinated by these savage outsiders, decides to escape. There, beyond the wire fences, she will discover a decaying paradise, encounter the tattooed Barbarian boy Jewel and go beyond the darkest limits of her imagination. Playful, sensuous, violent and gripping, Heroes and Villains is an ambiguous and deliriously rich blend of post-apocalyptic fiction, gothic fantasy, literary allusion and twisted romance. Angela Carter (1940-92) was born in Eastbourne and later evacuated to live with her grandmother in Yorkshire. She read English at Bristol University, and after escaping an early marriage went to live in Japan for a number of years. She wrote nine novels, which blend fantasy, science fiction and gothic, and is often referred to as a writer of magical realism. If you enjoyed Heroes and Villains, you might like Carter''s The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. ''Angela Carter is a genius'' Victoria Glendinning ''An unashamed fantasist, a fabulist of daemonic energy'' The Times
|Penguin English Library Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smollett : INR636 ISBN: 9780141199320|
The Penguin English Library Edition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smollett ''What is the society of London, that I should be tempted, for its sake, to mortify my senses, and compound with such uncleanness as my soul abhors?'' Smollett''s savage, boisterously funny lambasting of eighteenth-century British society charts the unfortunate journey of the gout-ridden and irascible squire Matthew Bramble across Britain, who finds himself everywhere surrounded by decadents, pimps, con-men, raucousness and degeneracy - until the arrival of the trusty manservant Humphry Clinker promises to improve his fortunes. Populated with unforgettable grotesques and written with a relish for earthy humour and wordplay, and a ferocious pessimism, Humphry Clinker is Smollett''s masterpiece. The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.
|Penguin Pocket Classics The String Of Pearls by Thomas Preskett Prest : INR525 ISBN: 9780141192345|
Beware the blood-soaked razor of Sweeney Todd, demon barber of Fleet Street! Johanna Oakley''s lover, Mark, has gone missing in suspicious circumstances. And the man who was meant to deliver Mark''s last gift to her, a string of pearls, has gone missing too - last seen entering the barber-shop of Sweeney Todd. In desperation, Johanna decides to dress up as a boy in order to gain access to Todd''s premises. There, in a fetid underground crypt, she will discover the grisly truth about what has really happened to Sweeney Todd''s unsuspecting customers - and what they have to do with Mrs Lovett, famed maker of the most delicious pies in London ...
|The Real Thing by Catherine Alliott : INR811 ISBN: 9780241961308|
The Real Thing is a sparkling romantic comedy about not being quite able to let go of the past, from bestselling author of A Rural Affair and A Crowded Marriage, Catherine Alliott. Every girl''s got one - that old boyfriend they never quite fell out of love with... Tessa Hamilton''s thirty, with a lovely husband and home, two adorable kids, and not a care in the world. Sure her husband ogles the nanny more than she should allow. And keeping up with the Joneses is a full-time occupation. But she''s settled and happy. No seven-year itch for Tessa. Except at the back of her mind is Patrick Cameron. Gorgeous, moody, rebellious, he''s the boy she met when she was seventeen. The boy her vicar father told her she couldn''t see and who left to go to Italy to paint. The boy she''s not heard from in twelve long years. And now he''s back. Questioning every choice, every decision she''s made since Patrick left, Tessa is about to risk her family and everything she has become to find out whether she did the right thing first time round.
|First Skills Telling Time by Lesley Clark : INR239 ISBN: 9781409310327|
A simple and informative book which will give children a flying start in telling the time and understanding time words and phrases. You can point to the clocks on each page, say the time and discuss what people are doing at different times of the day.
|Elizabeth David's Christmas by Elizabeth David : INR1526 ISBN: 9780718159306|
Elizabeth David is the woman who changed the face of British cooking. She introduced post-war Britain to the sun-drenched delights of the Mediterranean and her recipes brought new flavours and aromas into the kitchens across Britain. Beautifully written and illustrated, Elizabeth David''s Christmas contains over 150 recipes, together with a selection of her wonderful articles, notes and introductions on honing kitchen skills and testing recipes. Designed to take the strain out of providing festive food - from making preparations and using leftovers to avoiding hectic last-minute cooking. All the classics are here: mince pies, stuffings, sauces and, of course, the turkey, as well as simple first courses, party dishes and a a range of desserts that make Elizabeth David''s Christmas irresistible festive fair.
|Everyday English Workbook English For Beginners by Ladybird Ladybird : INR334 ISBN: 9780723294313|
Everyday English Workbook English For Beginners
|The Drop Zone Diet by Jeanette Jackson : INR1002 ISBN: 9781405909334|
With Jeannette Jackson''s The Drop Zone Diet you''ll lose an incredible 14 pounds in 14 days! It''s rapid - it''s intense - and IT WORKS! ''I designed the Drop Zone Diet as a scientist. I wrote it as a woman'' Jeannette Jackson It''s the celebrity secret - it''s the diet originally designed for celebrities and models looking to shed the weight fast for a photoshoot or casting. The Drop Zone Diet offers you ''Intelligent Nutrition'' as biochemist Jeannette Jackson combines foods with minimal calories but with maximal nutritional value to blast the pounds away and make you look and feel amazing. It works with your body, leaving you vibrant, energised and radiant from the inside out. After dropping a whopping 14lbs in 14 days you''ll be in fabulous shape and motivated to transform your health and wellness long term. With an easy-to-follow guide to the science behind dieting and some fantastic and fool-proof advice, it''s the once and for all plan to end the yo-yo dieting cycle. With The Drop Zone Diet there''s no need for gimmicks, calorie counting, classes or sponsors. You just need you: passionate, prepped and ready to change your life once and for all ... and a little help from Jeannette Jackson, of course. It''s time to get in the zone! Jeannette Jackson is a nutritional biochemist, regularly appearing in the media as a health and nutrition expert. Of note, she is the resident expert on Sky Living''s Bigger Than... series, as well as working on Claire Richard from Steps'' Slave to Food documentary. She also speaks at conferences, advising on how to improve staff productivity and performance.
|Bedtime For Monsters by Ed Vere : INR397 ISBN: 9780141502397|
Bedtime for Monsters is Ed Vere''s hilarious monsterish tale - with a big twist! What if a monster were looking for a bedtime snack? And what if that snack just happened to be you? GULP! He''s getting closer and closer . . . and his tummy is rumbling REALLY loudly. You''d be very scared! BUT all this monster actually wants is a lovely monster-sized goodnight kiss. Night, night! Ed Vere is also the author and illustrator of Mr Big, the story about the big Gorilla with the big heart and The Getaway. Banana, his book for preschoolers, is the perfect book about manners but only has two words - ''yes please'' of course! Ed Vere studied fine art at Camberwell College of Art and has been writing and illustrating children''s books since 1999. He is published in both England and the US. Ed is also a painter, working from his studio in East London and is represented by galleries in London and Los Angeles. After a year and a half living in Barcelona, Ed now lives and works in London. Look out for the new animation of Fingers McGraw... coming soon!
|Worst Witch Saves The Day by Jill Murphy : INR510 ISBN: 9780141314341|
The famously disaster-prone Mildred, witch in training, flies in for a brand-new adventure that makes a perfect Halloween treat. Mildred is starting her third year at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches with high hopes of improving her klutzy record. But that's before a curling-iron catastrophe leads her to experiment with a hair-growing potion with hair-raising results. And it's before she raises the ire of Miss Granite, the odd new teacher who doesn't seem to act like a teacher at all. Could she be an imposter? And is there anything in Mildred's bag of tricks that can save the school if her hunch is right?
|Red Classics Sign Of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle : INR532 ISBN: 9780141034379|
A dense yellow miasma swirls in the streets of London as Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson accompany a beautiful young woman to a sinister assignation. For Mary Marston has received several large pearls – one a year for the last six years – and now a mystery letter telling her she is a wronged woman. If she would seek justice she is to meet her unknown benefactor, bringing with her two companions. But unbeknownst to them all, others stalk London’s fog-enshrouded streets: a one-legged ruffian with revenge on his mind – and his companion, who places no value on human life …
|Red Classics Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell : INR463 ISBN: 9780141039381|
Part of the new series of Gaskell in Red Classics. Through Mary's life dilemma, and the moving portrayal of her father, the embittered and courageous activist John Barton, Mary Barton (1848) powerfully dramatizes the class divides of the hungry forties as personal tragedy. In its social and political setting, it looks towards Elizabeth Gaskell's great novels of the industrial revolution, in particular North and South.
|Puffin Modern Classics The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy : INR613 ISBN: 9780141333359|
Mildred Hubble is the worst witch at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches--she's always getting her spells wrong. But she manages to get by until she turns Ethel, the teacher's pet, into her deadly enemy.
|How To Be A Victorian by Ruth Goodman : INR1635 ISBN: 9780670921355|
How To Be a Victorian - travel back in time with the BBC''s Ruth Goodman Step into the skin of your ancestors . . . 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? Catch the omnibus to work and do the laundry in your corset? Surviving everyday life came down to the gritty details, the small necessities and tricks of living . . . How To Be A Victorian by Ruth Goodman is a radical new approach to history; a journey back in time more intimate, personal and physical than anything before. It is one told from the inside out - how our forebears interacted with the practicalities of their world - and it is a history of those things that make up the day-to-day reality of life, matters so small and seemingly mundane that people scarcely mention them in their diaries or letters. Moving through the rhythm of the day, from waking up to the sound of a knocker-upper man poking a stick at your window, to retiring for nocturnal activities, when the door finally closes on twenty four hours of life, this astonishing guide illuminates the overlapping worlds of health, sex, fashion, food, school, work and play. If you liked A Time Traveller''s Guide to Medieval England or If Walls Could Talk, you will love this book. Ruth Goodman is an independent scholar and historian, specialising in social and domestic history. She works with a wide range of museums and other academic institutions exploring the past of ordinary people and their activities. She has presented a number of BBC 2 television series, including Victorian Farm, Edwardian Farm and Wartime Farm. In each of these programs, she spent a year recreating life from a different period. As well as her involvement with the Farm series, Ruth makes frequent appearances on The One Show and Coast.
|Moomin's Very Big Lift The Flap Book by Tove Jansson : INR613 ISBN: 9780718197353|
Learn and play in Moominvalley! Lift the flaps on every page of this giant board book and meet the Moomins, discover colours and numbers, and also find first words. And then, after a busy, happy day, say goodnight to the Moominhouse until tomorrow when you can do it all again!.
|Vanished Kingdoms by Norman Jordan Davies : INR1990 ISBN: 9781846143380|
Europe?s past is littered with kingdoms, empires and republics, which no longer exist but which in their time formed important pieces in the kaleidoscopeEurope?s past is littered with kingdoms, empires and republics, which no longer exist but which in their time formed important pieces in the kaleidoscope. Historical memory is extraordinarily imperfect. All the chapters consist of three parts. Each of the opening sections presents a contemporary sketch; the second sections tell the story of the vanished realm, and the final sections offer reflections on remembrance, forgetting, historiography or the shortcomings of historical information. The author closes with an essay on ?How States Die.?
|Red Classics Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald : INR533 ISBN: 9780141023434|
Jay Gatsby is the man who has everything. But one thing will always be out of his reach ... Everybody who is anybody is seen at his glittering parties. Day and night his Long Island mansion buzzes with bright young things drinking, dancing and debating his mysterious character. For Gatsby - young, handsome, fabulously rich - always seems alone in the crowd, watching and waiting, though no one knows what for. Beneath the shimmering surface of his life he is hiding a secret: a silent longing that can never be fulfilled. And soon this destructive obsession will force his world to unravel.
|Modern Classics Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys : INR758 ISBN: 9780141185422|
Her grand attempt to tell what she felt was the story of Jane Eyre''s ''madwoman in the attic'', Bertha Rochester, Jean Rhys''s Wide Sargasso Sea is edited with an introduction and notes by Angela Smith in Penguin Classics. Born into the oppressive, colonialist society of 1930s Jamaica, white Creole heiress Antoinette Cosway meets a young Englishman who is drawn to her innocent beauty and sensuality. After their marriage, however, disturbing rumours begin to circulate which poison her husband against her. Caught between his demands and her own precarious sense of belonging, Antoinette is inexorably driven towards madness, and her husband into the arms of another novel''s heroine. This classic study of betrayal, a seminal work of postcolonial literature, is Jean Rhys''s brief, beautiful masterpiece. Jean Rhys (1894-1979) was born in Dominica. Coming to England aged 16, she drifted into various jobs before moving to Paris, where she began writing and was ''discovered'' by Ford Madox Ford. Her novels, often portraying women as underdogs out to exploit their sexualities, were ahead of their time and only modestly successful. From 1939 (when Good Morning, Midnight was written) onwards she lived reclusively, and was largely forgotten when she made a sensational comeback with her account of Jane Eyre''s Bertha Rochester, Wide Sargasso Sea, in 1966. If you enjoyed Wide Sargasso Sea, you might like Charlotte Brontë''s Jane Eyre, also available in Penguin Classics. ''She took one of the works of genius of the nineteenth century and turned it inside-out to create one of the works of genius of the twentieth century'' Michele Roberts, The Times
|Modern Classics Lonely Londoners by Sam Selvon : INR736 ISBN: 9780141188416|
Both devastating and funny, The Lonely Londoners is an unforgettable account of immigrant experience - and one of the great twentieth-century London novels. This Penguin Modern Classics edition includes an introduction by Susheila Nasta. At Waterloo Station, hopeful new arrivals from the West Indies step off the boat train, ready to start afresh in 1950s London. There, homesick Moses Aloetta, who has already lived in the city for years, meets Henry ''Sir Galahad'' Oliver and shows him the ropes. In this strange, cold and foggy city where the natives can be less than friendly at the sight of a black face, has Galahad met his Waterloo? But the irrepressible newcomer cannot be cast down. He and all the other lonely new Londoners - from shiftless Cap to Tolroy, whose family has descended on him from Jamaica - must try to create a new life for themselves. As pessimistic ''old veteran'' Moses watches their attempts, they gradually learn to survive and come to love the heady excitements of London. Sam Selvon (b. 1923) was born in San Fernando, Trinidad. In 1950 Selvon left Trinidad for the UK where after hard times of survival he established himself as a writer with A Brighter Sun (1952), An Island is a World (1955), The Lonely Londoners (1956), Ways of Sunlight (1957), Turn Again Tiger (1958), I Hear Thunder (1963), The Housing Lark (1965), The Plains of Caroni (1970), Moses Ascending (1975) and Moses Migrating (1983). If you enjoyed The Lonely Londoners, you might like Jean Rhys''s Voyage in the Dark or Shiva Naipaul''s Fireflies, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. ''His Lonely Londoners has acquired a classics status since it appeared in 1956 as the definitive novel about London''s West Indians'' Financial Times ''The unforgettable picaresque ... a vernacular comedy of pathos'' Guardian
|The Bfg by Roald Dahl : INR523 ISBN: 9780141365428|
Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World''s NUMBER ONE Storyteller! On a dark, silvery moonlit night, Sophie is snatched from her bed by a giant.Luckily it is the Big Friendly Giant, the BFG, who only eats snozzcumbers and glugs frobscottle. But there are other giants in Giant Country. Fifty foot brutes who gallop far and wide every night to find human beans to eat.Can Sophie and her friend the BFG stop them? Let''s hope so - otherwise the next child a gruesome giant guzzles could be YOU. Also 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.
|The Witches by Roald Dahl : INR632 ISBN: 9780141365473|
THE WITCHES by Roald Dahl is the story of a detestable breed of Witches. BEWARE. Real witches dress in ordinary clothes and look like ordinary women. But they are not ordinary. They are always plotting and scheming with murderous, bloodthirsty thoughts - and they hate children.The Grand High Witch hates children most of all and plans to make every single one of YOU disappear.Only one boy and his grandmother can stop her, but if their plan fails the Grand High Witch will frizzle them like fritters, and then what . . . ? Now you can listen to THE WITCHES 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.
|Modern Clssics Road To Wigan Pier by George Orwell : INR581 ISBN: 9780141395456|
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
|Modern Classics Essays by George Orwell : INR967 ISBN: 9780141395463|
These essays, reviews and articles illuminate the life and work of one of the most individual writers of this century - a man who created a unique literary manner from the process of thinking aloud and who elevated political writing to an art.
|Ladybird Favourite Nursery Rhymes by Ladybird : INR1019 ISBN: 9780241371459|
This beautiful hardback Ladybird treasury of favourite nursery rhymes is a beautifully illustrated introduction to many well-loved rhymes that are perfect for sharing with young children from 3+. With more than 100 rhymes including favourites such as Three Blind Mice, The Owl and the Pussy-cat, Humpty Dumpty and Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes, there is a rhyme for everyone in this collection of animal, action, story, food, counting and bedtime rhymes.
|Peepo! by Janet Ahlberg : INR686 ISBN: 9780141337418|
Peepo! is the much-loved picture book classic by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. Peepo! is a modern classic that continues to delight generations of babies and toddlers and their parents. Look through the holes to spot details from the wonderful illustrations. Peepo! A perfect gift for new babies and parents, no home should be without a copy! Here''s a little baby One, two three Standing in his cot What does he see? Peepo! has become a classic for babies and toddlers. It follows a baby through the day in a style full of wit, charm and ingenuity. A series of holes peeping through to the next page leads the child on to the next stage in the day, giving a hint of what is to come. Praise for Peepo! ''The best book ever published for babies'' - Books for Your Children ''Surely no one - baby, child or adult - could fail to enjoy Peepo!'' - Sunday Telegraph ''A book to last a lifetime . . . this is a perfect book for sharing'' - Nursery World 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; The Baby''s Catalogue; 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
|A Farewell To Ice by Peter Wadhams : INR918 ISBN: 9780241009437|
''Utterly extraordinary ... the starkest book I''ve read on the impacts of accelerating climate change for a very long time ... if we''re not listening to the likes of Peter Wadhams, then we too are in denial'' Jonathon Porritt Most of the scientific establishment predict that the North Pole will be free of ice around the middle of this century. As Peter Wadhams, the world''s leading expert on sea ice, demonstrates in this book, even this assessment of the future is optimistic. Wadhams has visited the Polar Regions more often than any other living scientist - 50 times since he was on the first ship to circumnavigate the Americas in 1970 - and has a uniquely authoritative perspective on the changes they have undergone and where those changes will lead. From his observations and the latest scientific research, he describes how dramatically sea ice has diminished over the past three decades, to the point at which, by the time this book is published, the Arctic may be free of ice for the first time in 10,000 years. Wadhams shows how sea ice is the ''canary in the mine'' of planetary climate change. He describes how it forms and the vital role it plays in reflecting solar heat back into space and providing an ''air conditioning'' system for the planet. He shows how a series of rapid feedbacks in the Arctic region are accelerating change there more rapidly than almost all scientists - and political authorities - have previously realised, and the dangers of further acceleration are very real. A Farewell to Ice is a report from the frontline of planetary change in the Arctic and Antarctic by a leading authority, presenting incontrovertible scientific data, but always in clear language which the layman can easily understand. It is one of the most important books published in recent years about the existential challenge which human civilization now faces.
|And Quiet Flows The Don by Mikhail Sholokhov : INR1037 ISBN: 9780241284407|
''A wonderful, unsparing epic ... an intimate human story of loss and love'' New Statesman, Books of the Year The epic novel of love, war and revolution from Mikhail Sholokhov, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature An extraordinary Russian masterpiece, And Quiet Flows the Don follows the turbulent fortunes of the Cossack people through peace, war and revolution - among them the proud and rebellious Gregor Melekhov, who struggles to be with the woman he loves as his country is torn apart. Borne of Mikhail Sholokhov''s own early life in the lands of the Cossacks by the river Don, it is a searing portrait of a nation swept up in conflict, with all the tragic choices it brings.
|Key Words With Peter And Jane #1 Read And Write Series C by Ladybird : INR316 ISBN: 9781409301448|
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 1c continues Peter and Jane''s adventures and introduces 20 new words such as ''ball'', ''shop'' and ''toy''. Once this book has been completed, the child moves on to book 2a. 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
|The Wages Of Destruction by Adam Tooze : INR1746 ISBN: 9780141003481|
Adam Tooze''s The Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy provides a groundbreaking new account of how Hitler established himself in power, mobilized for war - and led his country to annihilation. Was the tragedy of the Second World War determined by Nazi Germany''s terrifying power, or by its fatal weakness? This gripping and universally-acclaimed new history tells the real story of the cost of Hitler''s plans for world domination - and will overturn everything you thought you knew about the Third Reich. ''A tour de force'' Niall Ferguson ''Masterful ... smashes a gallery of preconceptions'' The Times ''This book will change the way we look at Nazi history ... nothing less than a masterpiece. Rejoice, rejoice, for a great historian is born'' Sunday Telegraph ''A remarkable and gripping revision of the history of Nazi Germany'' New Statesman Books of the Year ''A powerful and provocative reassessment of the whole story'' Richard Overy Adam Tooze is Senior Lecturer in Modern European History at the University of Cambridge. He won the 2002 Philip Leverhulme Prize for modern history as well as the Longman-History Today Book of the Year for Wages of Destruction.
|Modern Classics Dubliners by James Joyce : INR801 ISBN: 9780141182452|
James Joyce''s Dubliners is an enthralling collection of modernist short stories which create a vivid picture of the day-to-day experience of Dublin life. This Penguin Classics edition includes notes and an introduction by Terence Brown. Joyce''s first major work, written when he was only twenty-five, brought his city to the world for the first time. His stories are rooted in the rich detail of Dublin life, portraying ordinary, often defeated lives with unflinching realism. From ''The Sisters'', a vivid portrait of childhood faith and guilt, to ''Araby'', a timeless evocation of the inexplicable yearnings of adolescence, to ''The Dead'', in which Gabriel Conroy is gradually brought to a painful epiphany regarding the nature of his existence, Joyce draws a realistic and memorable cast of Dubliners together in an powerful exploration of overarching themes. Writing of social decline, sexual desire and exploitation, corruption and personal failure, he creates a brilliantly compelling, unique vision of the world and of human experience. James Joyce (1882-1941), the eldest of ten children, was born in Dublin, but exiled himself to Paris at twenty as a rebellion against his upbringing. He only returned to Ireland briefly from the continent but Dublin was at heart of his greatest works, Ulysses and Finnegans Wake. He lived in poverty until the last ten years of his life and was plagued by near blindness and the grief of his daughter''s mental illness. If you enjoyed Dubliners, you might like Joyce''s Ulysses, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. ''Joyce redeems his Dubliners, assures their identity, and makes their social existence appear permanent and immortal, like the streets they walk''Tom Paulin ''Joyce''s early short stories remain undimmed in their brilliance'' Sunday Times
|Esio Trot by Roald Dahl : INR365 ISBN: 9780141365480|
Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World''s NUMBER ONE Storyteller!This is the wonderful and warm-hearted Roald Dahl classic, Esio Trot. Mr Hoppy really loves his neighbour Mrs Silver, and Mrs Silver really loves her tortoise, Alfie. One day Mrs Silver asks Mr Hoppy how to make Alfie grow, and suddenly Mr Hoppy knows the way to win her heart. With the help of a magical spell and some cabbage leaves, can Mr Hoppy be happy at last? ''A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero'' - David Walliams 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.
|A Pelican Introduction by Guy Standing : INR883 ISBN: 9780141985480|
''Basic Income is an idea whose time has come, and Guy Standing has pioneered our understanding of it... Standing''s analysis is vital'' Paul Mason ''Guy Standing has been at the forefront of the movement for nearly 4 decades, and in this superb and thorough survey he explains how it works and why it has the potential to revitalise life and democracy in our societies. This is an essential book.'' Brian Eno Shouldn''t everyone receive a stake in society''s wealth?Could we create a fairer world by granting a guaranteed income to all?What would this mean for our health, wealth and happiness? Basic Income is a regular cash transfer from the state, received by all individual citizens. It is an acknowledgement that everyone plays a part in generating the wealth currently enjoyed only by a few. Political parties across the world are now adopting it as official policy and the idea generates headlines every day. Guy Standing has been at the forefront of thought about Basic Income for the past thirty years, and in this book he covers in authoritative detail its effects on the economy, poverty, work and labour; dissects and disproves the standard arguments against Basic Income; explains what we can learn from pilots across the world and illustrates exactly why a Basic Income has now become such an urgent necessity.
|Darien by C. F. Iggulden : INR818 ISBN: 9780718186470|
Discover your new favourite fantasy series . . . _______________ The city of Darien lies at the heart of a dying empire. Twelve families spoil for a throne soon to be made vacant - by murder or civil war. Into this fevered, hungry city come six strangers: An orphan and an old swordsman. A hunter and a pitiless killer. A young thief and a cynical chancer. As the sun sinks the city will know no slumber. For long dormant passions have awoken. Fortunes will be won and lost. Lives will be staked and claimed. And a story long waiting to be told will catch fire in the telling . . . _______________ ''A bustling introduction to the Empire of Salt'' SciFi Now What readers think . . . ''One of the best fantasy novels I''ve read'' ***** ''I''m a huge fan of Iggulden, but this takes it to another level'' ***** ''A must-read and a very welcome addition to the genre'' ***** ''Enough machinations, conspiracies and controversies to rival Game of Thrones'' ***** ''If you love David Gemmel, you will love this'' ***** _______________ Darien is the first book in the Empire of Salt, THE epic fantasy series of spellbinding imagination . . .
|Penguin English Library Two On A Tower by Thomas Hardy : INR586 ISBN: 9780141199436|
The Penguin English Library Edition of Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy ''Then they proceeded to scan the sky, roving from planet to star, from single stars to double stars, from double to coloured stars...'' Hardy''s atmospheric, moving story of star-crossed lovers shows human beings at the mercy of forces far beyond their control, setting a tragic drama of human passion and conflict against a background of vast stellar space and scientific discovery. Two on a Tower tells the story of Lady Constantine, who breaks all the rules of decorum when she falls in love with the beautiful youth Swithin St Cleeve, her social inferior and ten years her junior. Together, in an ancient monument converted into an astronomical observation tower, they create their own private universe - until the pressures of the outside world threaten to destroy it. The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.
|Statistics Without Tears by Derek Rowntree : INR896 ISBN: 9780141987491|
THE CLASSIC GUIDE, NOW FULLY REVISED AND UPDATED Why do we need Statistics? What do terms like ''dispersion'', ''correlation'', ''normal distribution'' and ''significance'' actually mean? How can I learn how to think statistically? This bestselling introduction is for anyone who wants to know how statistics works and the powerful ideas behind it. Teaching through words and diagrams instead of requiring you to do complex calculations, it assumes no expert knowledge and makes the subject accessible even to readers who consider themselves non-mathematical. This clear and informative ''tutorial in print'' includes questions for you to respond to in the light of what you have read so far, ensuring your developing ability to think statistically.
|Dunstan by Conn Iggulden : INR1305 ISBN: 9780718181451|
A spellbinding story of ambition, anarchy, and absolute power set against the brutal world of tenth-century England.I have broken my vows. I have murdered innocents. I have trod down the soil over their dead face with my bare heels, and only the moon as witness. I have loved a woman and she ruined me. I have loved a king and yet I ruined him.The year is 937. England is a nation divided, ruled by minor kings and Viking lords. Each vies for land and power. The Wessex king Æthelstan, grandson of Alfred the Great, is readying himself to throw a spear into the north.Behind him stands Dunstan, the man who will control the destiny of the next seven kings of England, and the fate of an entire nation.Welcome to the original game for the English throne.
|Peepo! by Janet Ahlberg : INR684 ISBN: 9780141337425|
Peepo! is the much-loved picture book classic by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. Peepo! is a modern classic that continues to delight generations of babies and toddlers and their parents. Look through the holes to spot details from the wonderful illustrations. Peepo! A perfect gift for new babies and parents, this board book edition is perfect for little hands. Here''s a little baby One, two three Standing in his cot What does he see? Peepo! has become a classic for babies and toddlers. It follows a baby through the day in a style full of wit, charm and ingenuity. A series of holes peeping through to the next page leads the child on to the next stage in the day, giving a hint of what is to come. Praise for Peepo! ''The best book ever published for babies'' - Books for Your Children ''Surely no one - baby, child or adult - could fail to enjoy Peepo!'' - Sunday Telegraph ''A book to last a lifetime . . . this is a perfect book for sharing'' - Nursery World 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; The Baby''s Catalogue; 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
|To Hell And Back by Ian Kershaw : INR1105 ISBN: 9780141980430|
''Superb ... likely to become a classic'' Observer In the summer of 1914 most of Europe plunged into a war so catastrophic that it unhinged the continent''s politics and beliefs in a way that took generations to recover from. The disaster terrified its survivors, shocked that a civilization that had blandly assumed itself to be a model for the rest of the world had collapsed into a chaotic savagery beyond any comparison. In 1939 Europeans would initiate a second conflict that managed to be even worse - a war in which the killing of civilians was central and which culminated in the Holocaust. To Hell and Back tells this story with humanity, flair and originality. Kershaw gives a compelling narrative of events, but he also wrestles with the most difficult issues that the events raise - with what it meant for the Europeans who initiated and lived through such fearful times - and what this means for us.
|Michelangelo by Martin Gayford : INR1934 ISBN: 9780241299425|
A new biography of Michelangelo by Martin Gayford, the acclaimed author of Constable in Love and The Yellow House. There was an epic sweep to Michelangelo''s life. At 31 he was considered the finest artist in Italy, perhaps the world; long before he died at almost 90 he was widely believed to be the greatest sculptor or painter who had ever lived (and, by his enemies, to be an arrogant, uncouth, swindling miser). For decade after decade, he worked near the dynamic centre of events: the vortex at which European history was changing from Renaissance to Counter Reformation. Few of his works - including the huge frescoes of the Sistine Chapel Ceiling, the marble giant David and The Last Judgment - were small or easy to accomplish. Like a hero of classical mythology - such as Hercules, whose statue Michelangelo carved in his youth - he was subject to constant trials and labours. In Michelangelo Martin Gayford describes what it felt like to be Michelangelo Buonarroti, and how he transformed forever our notion of what an artist could be. ''An absorbing book, beautifully told and with the writer fully in command of a huge body of research'' Philip Hensher, Mail on Sunday ''It is a measure of [Michelangelo''s] magnitude, and Gayford''s skill in capturing it, that you finish this book wishing that Michelangelo had lived longer and created more'' Rachel Spence, FT ''One of our most distinguished writers on what makes modern artists tick . . . It is very difficult to cut through the thicket of generations of scholarship and say anything new about David, the Sistine Chapel, The Last Judgement, the Basilica of St Peter''s or many of Michelangelo''s other masterpieces, but Gayford manages to do so by encouraging us to think - and look - at both the obvious and the overlooked'' Sunday Telegraph ''Only the most ambitious biographer can take on the talent of Michelangelo Buonarroti'' The Times Martin Gayford has been art critic of the Spectator and the Sunday Telegraph. He is currently Chief European art critic for Bloomberg. Among his publications are: The Yellow House: Van Gogh, Gauguin and Nine Turbulent Weeks in Arles, The Penguin Book of Art Writing, of which he was co-editor, Man with a Blue Scarf: On Sitting for a Portrait by Lucian Freud, and contributions to many catalogues. He lives in Cambridge with his wife and two children.
|Pure, White And Deadly by John Yudkin : INR922 ISBN: 9780241257456|
Sugar. It is killing us. Why do we eat so much of it? What are its hidden dangers? In 1972, when British scientist John Yudkin first proved that sugar was bad for our health, he was ignored by the majority of the medical profession and rubbished by the food industry. We should have heeded his warning. Today, one in four adults in the UK are overweight. There is an epidemic of obese six-month-olds around the globe. Sugar consumption has tripled since the Second World War. Using everyday language and a range of scientific evidence, Professor Yudkin explores the ins and out of sugar, from the different types - is brown sugar really better than white? - to how it is hidden inside our everyday foods and how it is damaging our health. Brought up to date by childhood obesity expert Dr Robert Lustig MD, his classic exposé on the hidden dangers of sugar is essential reading for anyone interested in their health, the health of their children and the health of modern society.
|First You Write A Sentence. by Joe Moran : INR1264 ISBN: 9780241978498|
''What a lovely thing this is: a book that delights in the sheer textural joy of good sentences ... Any writer should read it'' Bee Wilson ''Thoughtful, engaging, and lively ... when you''ve read it, you realise you''ve changed your attitude to writing (and reading)'' John Simpson, formerly Chief Editor of the OED and author of The Word Detective The sentence is the common ground where every writer walks. A poet writes in sentences, but so does the unsung author who came up with Items trapped in doors cause delays. A good sentence can be written (and read) by anyone if we simply give it the gift of our time, and it is as close as most of us will get to making something truly beautiful. Enter acclaimed author Professor Joe Moran. Using minimal technical terms, First You Write a Sentence is his unpedantic but authoritative explanation of how the most ordinary words can be turned into verbal constellations of extraordinary grace. Using sources ranging from the Bible and Shakespeare to George Orwell and Maggie Nelson, and scientific studies of what can best fire the reader''s mind, he shows how we can all write in a way that is clear, compelling and alive. Whether dealing with finding the ideal word, building a sentence or constructing a paragraph, First You Write a Sentence informs by light example: much richer than a style guide, it can be read not just for instruction but for pleasure and delight. And along the way it shows how good writing can help us notice the world, make ourselves known to others and live more meaningful lives. It''s an elegant gem in praise of the English sentence. ''Moran is a past master at producing fine, accessible non-fiction'' Helen Davies, Sunday Times ''Joe Moran has a genius for turning the prosaic poetic'' Peter Hennessy
|The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 30th Anniversary Ed by Sue Townsend : INR786 ISBN: 9780141046426|
A Hay Festival and The Poole VOTE 100 BOOKS for Women Selection The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 is the first book in Sue Townsend''s brilliantly funny Adrian Mole series. 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. Bestselling author Sue Townsend has been Britain''s favourite comic writer for over three decades. ''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
|Impatience Of The Heart by Stefan Zweig : INR748 ISBN: 9780141196411|
''The most exciting book I have ever read ... a feverish, fascinating novel'' Antony Beevor, Sunday Telegraph ''I can''t take any more of your revolting merciful kindness!'' Who would have thought that the great military hero Captain Hofmiller - that living monument to his own courage - would have anything burdening his soul? But when he reveals his story, it is not one of bravery but tragedy: a simple blunder at a dance from which disaster grows, ruining lives with his weak, foolish pity... Impatience of the Heart is Stefan Zweig''s greatest novel, fiercely capturing human emotions in all their subtleties and extremes - while Hofmiller, his unforgettable, naïve creation, misunderstands everything, resulting in his downfall. A new translation by Jonathan Katz
|The Gchq Puzzle Book Ii by Gchq : INR1303 ISBN: 9780241365434|
Challenge yourself with the GCHQ team''s long-awaited second puzzle book - full of both harder and easier brain teasers. ''This is the perfect gift to fuel his ludicrous presumption that he could have definitely been a spy - even better if he''s already dog-eared the first version'' - Huffington Post, (10 Christmas Gifts for him under £15) ''Fiendishly tricky'' - Daily Mail With their first bestselling book, The GCHQ Puzzle Book, the UK''s intelligence and security experts tested us with puzzles, codes and real-life entrance tests from their archives. Now, they are back with a NEW collection of head-scratching, mind-boggling and brain-bending puzzles that will leave you pondering for hours. For those who often found themselves stumped with the first book, there will be even more starter puzzles to get those brains warmed up. Puzzle aficionados needn''t worry though, as there will also be an ''Even Harder'' section to test everyone to their limits. Not only that, but in celebration of GCHQ''s centenary, the puzzles in this new book will sit alongside stories, facts and photos from the organisation''s first 100 years at the heart of the nation''s security. From the Government Code & Cipher School, to Bletchley Park, through to protecting against cyberattacks, the security of our country is in the hands of GCHQ. With this book, you''ll get exclusive snapshots into the organisation that keeps us all safe. if you haven''t yet tested yourself with the first instalment of The GCHQ Puzzle Book, check it out now!
|Penguin Essentials A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess : INR584 ISBN: 9780241951446|
A Clockwork Orange is the daring and electrifying book by Anthony Burgess that inspired one of the most notorious films ever made, beautifully repackaged as part of the Penguin Essentials range. ''What''s it going to be then, eh?'' In this nightmare vision of youth in revolt, fifteen-year-old Alex and his friends set out on a diabolical orgy of robbery, rape, torture and murder. Alex is jailed for his teenage delinquency and the State tries to reform him - but at what cost? Social prophecy? Black comedy? Study of freewill? A Clockwork Orange is all of these. It is also a dazzling experiment in language, as Burgess creates a new language - ''nadsat'', the teenage slang of a not-too-distant future. ''Every generation should discover this book'' Time Out ''A gruesomely witty cautionary tale'' Time ''Not only about man''s violent nature and his capacity to choose between good and evil. It is about the excitements and intoxicating effects of language'' Daily Telegraph ''I do not know of any other writer who has done as much with language...a very funny book'' William S. Burroughs ''One of the cleverest and most original writers of his generation'' The Times Anthony Burgess was born in Manchester in 1917. He studied English at Manchester University and joined the army in 1940 where he spent six years in the Education Corps. After demobilization, he worked first as a college lecturer in Speech and Drama and then as a grammar-school master before becoming an education officer in the Colonial Service, stationed in Malay and Borneo. In 1959 Burgess was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour and decided to become a full-time writer. Despite being given less than a year to live, Burgess went on to write at least a book a year - including A Clockwork Orange (1962), M/F (1971), Man of Nazareth (1979), Earthly Powers (1980) and The Kingdom of the Wicked (1985) - and hundreds of book reviews right up until his death. He was also a prolific composer and produced many full-scale works for orchestra and other media during his lifetime. Anthony Burgess died in 1993.
|The Holy Roman Empire by Peter H. Wilson : INR1549 ISBN: 9780141047478|
THE SUNDAY TIMES AND ECONOMIST BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2016 ''Hugely impressive... Wilson is an assured guide through the millennium-long labyrinth of papal-imperial relations'' Literary Review A great, sprawling, ancient and unique entity, the Holy Roman Empire, from its founding by Charlemagne to its destruction by Napoleon a millennium later, formed the heart of Europe. It was a great engine for inventions and ideas, it was the origin of many modern European states, from Germany to the Czech Republic, its relations with Italy, France and Poland dictated the course of countless wars - indeed European history as a whole makes no sense without it. In this strikingly ambitious book, Peter H. Wilson explains how the Empire worked. It is not a chronological history, but an attempt to convey to readers why it was so important and how it changed over its existence. The result is a tour de force - a book that raises countless questions about the nature of political and military power, about diplomacy and the nature of European civilization and about the legacy of the Empire, which has continued to haunt its offspring, from Imperial and Nazi Germany to the European Union.
|Modern Classics Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh : INR921 ISBN: 9780141182483|
Brideshead Revisited is Evelyn Waugh''s stunning novel of duty and desire set amongst the decadent, faded glory of the English aristocracy in the run-up to the Second World War. The most nostalgic and reflective of Evelyn Waugh''s novels, Brideshead Revisited looks back to the golden age before the Second World War. It tells the story of Charles Ryder''s infatuation with the Marchmains and the rapidly disappearing world of privilege they inhabit. Enchanted first by Sebastian Flyte at Oxford, then by his doomed Catholic family, in particular his remote sister, Julia, Charles comes finally to recognise his spiritual and social distance from them. 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 1939 he was commissioned in the Royal Marines and later transferred to the Royal Horse Guards, serving in the Middle East and in Yugoslavia. 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 Brideshead Revisited, you might like Waugh''s Vile Bodies, also available in Penguin Classics. ''Lush and evocative ... Expresses at once the profundity of change and the indomitable endurance of the human spirit'' The Times
|Flush by Virginia Woolf : INR242 ISBN: 9780241251478|
''Things are not simple but complex. If he bit Mr. Browning he bit her too. Hatred is not hatred; hatred is also love.'' Virginia Woolf''s delightful biography of the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning''s spaniel, which asks what it means to be human - and to be dog. 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.
|Sanshiro by Natsume Soseki : INR632 ISBN: 9780241284469|
''Even bigger than Japan is the inside of your head. Don''t ever surrender yourself - not to Japan, not to anything'' A shy, unworldly young student has his eyes opened to Tokyo''s bustling metropolis, in this delicate, bitter-sweet work of innocence and experience from Japan''s foremost modern novelist. Ten new titles in the colourful, small-format, portable new Pocket Penguins series
|The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald : INR707 ISBN: 9780241341469|
''It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life'' Jay Gatsby is the man who has everything. But one thing will always be out of his reach ... Everybody who is anybody is seen at his glittering parties. Day and night his Long Island mansion buzzes with bright young things drinking, dancing and debating his mysterious character. For Gatsby - young, handsome, fabulously rich - always seems alone in the crowd, watching and waiting, though no one knows what for. Beneath the shimmering surface of his life he is hiding a secret: a silent longing that can never be fulfilled. And soon this destructive obsession will force his world to unravel. 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.
|War Of The Roses by Conn Iggulden : INR800 ISBN: 9781405921497|
England, 1470. A kingdom divided against itself cannot stand. The Yorkist king Edward IV is driven out of England, his wife and children forced to seek sanctuary from the House of Lancaster. Yet rage and humiliation prick Edward back to greatness. He lands at Ravenspur, with a half-drowned army and his brother Richard at his side. Though every hand is against them, though every city gate is shut, they have come home. The brothers York will not go quietly into banishment. Instead, they choose to attack. Yet neither Edward nor Richard realize that the true enemy of York has yet to reveal himself. Far away, Henry Tudor has become a man. He is the Red Dragon - ''the man of destiny'' who seeks to end the Wars of the Roses. His claim will carry him to Bosworth Field. There will be silence and the mourning of queens. There will be self-sacrifice and terrible betrayals. Two royal princes will be put to death. There will be an ending -- and a new royal house will stand over them all. Praise for Conn Iggulden''s Wars of the Roses series: ''A tough, pacy chronicle of bloody encounters, betrayals and cruelties. Superb'' Daily Mail ''Iggulden is a master storyteller and makes our blood flow faster'' Sunday Express ''Iggulden breathes new life into the darkest and most dramatic of times, with a flair for both the huge scale and human interest of it all'' Star ''Pacey and juicy, and packed with action'' Sunday Times ''Iggulden is in a class of his own when it comes to epic, historical fiction'' Daily Mirror ''Absorbing and bloody'' The Times ''One of our finest historical novelists'' Daily Express
|War Of The Roses by Conn Iggulden : INR827 ISBN: 9780718196424|
The third beautifully written novel in the War of the Roses series by bestselling author Conn Iggulden. ''Superbly plotted and paced'' The Times *** - Winter 1461 - Richard Duke of York is dead, his ambitions in ruins, his head spiked on the walls of the city. King Henry VI is still held prisoner. His Lancastrian Queen rides south with an army of victorious northerners, accompanied by painted warriors from the Scottish Highlands. With the death of York, Margaret and her army seem unstoppable. Yet in killing the father, Margaret has unleashed the sons. Edward of March, now Duke of York, proclaims himself England''s rightful king. Factions form and tear apart as snow falls. Through blood and treason, through broken men and vengeful women, brother shall confront brother, king shall face king. Two men can always claim a crown. Only one can keep it. Praise for the Wars of the Roses series: ''Pacey and juicy, and packed with action'' Sunday Times ''Energetic, competent stuff; Iggulden knows his material and his audience'' Independent ''A novel that seamlessly combines narrative, historical credence and great knowledge of the period'' Daily Express ''A page-turning thriller'' Mail on Sunday
|Emoji by Puffin : INR801 ISBN: 9780141376479|
Scribble, stick, doodle, draw and design your way through this awesome emoji sticker book. Inside you''ll find all kinds of activities to complete as imaginatively as you can. Colour in pages of your favourite emojis, write secret messages with your emoji stickers, complete emoji translation challenges - plus much more! Also contains over a 1,000 emoji stickers which can be used inside the book OR on anything else you''d like to emoji-fy.
|The Snowman by Raymond Briggs : INR727 ISBN: 9780241367476|
Spend Christmas with everyone''s favourite Snowman! This special edition comes with a sparkly glitter cover, and introduction by Raymond Briggs. One winter''s night, a snowman comes to life and an unforgettable adventure begins. Raymond Briggs'' classic is a true piece of Christmas magic - narrated entirely through pictures, it captures the wonder and innocence of childhood and is recognised throughout the world. Also available: The Snowman: The Book of the Classic Film (a picture book with words) The Snowman and the Snowdog (a picture book with words) The Snowman 40th Anniversary Gift Edition And, for older readers, The Snowman- retold by Michael Morpurgo
|Anybody Out There by Marian Keyes : INR815 ISBN: 9780241958469|
Winner of the 2007 Popular Fiction Prize, Anybody Out There by Marian Keyes is a novel of love, loss and jealousy that is as sharply funny as it is deeply moving. It is the fourth of Marian Keyes''s internationally best-selling Walsh sisters novels which also include Watermelon, Rachel''s Holiday, Angels and now The Mystery of Mercy Close. ''I had to go back to New York and try to find him. There was a chance he mightn''t be there but I had to give it a go because there was one thing I was certain of: he wasn''t here.'' Anna Walsh is officially a wreck. She''s covered in bandages and she''s lying in her parents'' Good Front Room dreaming of leaving Dublin and getting back to New York. To her friends.To The Most Fabulous Job in the World (TM).And most of all back to Aiden. But her family have other ideas. And Aiden, for some reason, seems unwilling to get in touch. What happened to send Anna so far from all that she loves? And is Aiden really the only one who can put it all right? ''A rare blend of genres, a richly enjoyable satire and an inspirational tale of one woman''s triumph over despair'' Daily Telegraph ''Keyes writes brilliantly, as always, about love, grief, jealousy and friendship'' Daily Mail ''High quality entertainment'' Marie Claire www.mariankeyes.com Marian Keyes''s international bestselling novels include This Charming Man and Last Chance Saloon. Two collections of her journalism, Under the Duvet and Further Under the Duvet, are also available from Penguin.
|Hairy Maclary Rumpus At The Vet by Lynley Dodd : INR700 ISBN: 9780140542400|
Hairy Maclary''s Rumpus at the Vet is a hilarious rhyming story by Lynley Dodd. Sniffles and snuffles and doses of flu - itches and stitches and tummyache too . . . Hairy Maclary is waiting to see the vet with lots of other pets. Then something happens to turn the waiting room into a kerfuffling scramble of paws, a tangle of bodies and a jumble of jaws . . . what can be the matter? Another rumbustious, rhyming romp with Hairy Maclary (from Donaldson''s Dairy!) and friends! Lynley Dodd is an award-winning author/illustrator who lives in New Zealand. She is enormously popular for her rhyming stories of the unforgettable HAIRY MACLARY and his friends. She worked as a teacher before beginning to write her own books in 1974. Read all the Hairy Maclary and Friends books by Lynley Dodd! Hairy Maclary''s Bone; Hairy Maclary Scattercat; Hairy Maclary''s Caterwaul Caper; Hairy Maclary''s Rumpus at the Vet; Slinky Malinki; Hairy Maclary''s Showbusiness; Slinky Malinki, Open the Door; Sniff-Snuff-Snap!; Schnitzel Von Krumm Forget-Me-Not; Slinky Malinki Catflaps; Slinky Malinki''s Christmas Crackers; Hairy Maclary''s Hat Tricks; Scarface Claw; Schnitzel Von Krumm, Dog''s Never Climb Tress; Hairy Maclary, Sit; Hairy Maclary and Zachary Quack; Magnet Fun with Hairy Maclary; Hairy Maclary, Shoo; Hairy Maclary and Friends Little Library; Slinky Malinki, Open the Door; Slinky Malinki Early Bird; Where is Hairy Maclary?; Sticker Fun with Hairy Maclary; My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes
|Modern Classics Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark : INR801 ISBN: 9780141181424|
Muriel Spark''s The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie includes an introduction by Candia McWilliam in Penguin Modern Classics. Romantic, heroic, comic and tragic, unconventional schoolmistress Jean Brodie has become an iconic figure in post-war fiction. Her glamour, unconventional ideas and manipulative charm hold dangerous sway over her girls at the Marcia Blaine Academy - ''the crème de la crème'' - who become the Brodie ''set'', introduced to a privileged world of adult games that they will never forget. Muriel Spark''s The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie was adapted into a successful stage play, and later a film directed by Ronald Neame and starring Maggie Smith. Muriel Spark (1918 - 2006) wrote poetry, stories, and biographies as well as a remarkable series of novels, including The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1961), The Mandelbaum Gate (1965) which received the James Tait Black Prize, and The Public Image (1968) and Loitering with Intent (1981), both of which were shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Spark was awarded the T.S. Eliot Award for poetry in 1992, and the David Cohen Prize for literature in 1997. If you enjoyed The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, you might like Evelyn Waugh''s Brideshead Revisited, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. ''A sublimely funny book ... it is a book to be read by all ... unforgettable and universal''Candia McWilliam, author of Debatable Land
|Modern Classics Chrysalids by John Wyndham : INR841 ISBN: 9780141181479|
A powerful post-apocalyptic allegory of persecution and intolerance, the Penguin Modern Classics edition of John Wyndham''s science fiction masterpiece The Day of the Triffids contains an introduction by M. John Harrison. Nuclear war has devastated the world, bringing with it a host of genetic mutations. In the bleak, primitive society that has emerged from its ruins, any sign of deviation, no matter how small, is ruthlessly rooted out and destroyed. David lives in fear of discovery, for he is part of a secret group of children who are able to communicate with each other by transferring thought-shapes into each other''s minds. As they grow older, they feel increasingly isolated. Then one of them marries a ''norm'', with terrifying consequences. John Wyndham (1903-1969) the son of a barrister, tried a number of careers including farming, law, commercial art and advertising before writing short stories, intended for sale, in 1925. After serving in the Civil Service and the Army during the Second World War, he decided to try writing a modified form of Science Fiction, which he called ''logical fantasy''. Among his most famous books are The Day of the Triffids (1951), The Kraken Wakes (1953), The Chrysalids (1955), The Midwich Cuckoos (1957, filmed twice as Village of the Damned), Trouble with Lichen (1960), and Chocky (1968). If you enjoyed The Chrysalids, you might like Arthur Miller''s The Crucible, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. ''One of those few authors whose compulsive readability is a compliment to the intelligence'' Spectator
|Comet In Moominland by Tove Jansson : INR725 ISBN: 9780241344477|
A comet is speeding towards Earth and nobody in Moominvalley knows what to do! Will it destroy everything and everyone? Moomintroll decides to find out. So, with Sniff, he sets off on an expedition to ask the Professor if a comet is really on its way to destroy the Earth. On their journey they meet some interesting people - such as Snufkin the super tramp, and the Hemulen who rescues them from an underground tunnel - and have narrow escapes from such menaces as crocodiles and giant lizards! And on their way back Moomintroll meets the beautiful Snork Maiden and is a changed Moomin for ever after. But what about the comet - and is the World Wiped Out?... _____ Tove Jansson was born in Finland in 1914. She began her career as a cartoonist and went on to write and illustrate many books for adults and children. She drew her first Moomin in the 1930s, just for fun, and in 1945 he became a character in a children''s story. Tove became world-famous for her Moomin books, which began with The Moomins and the Great Flood, Comet in Moominland and Finn Family Moomintroll. Tove Jansson received many prestigious awards during her lifetime, including the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal. She died in 2001, aged 87.
|Modern Classics Ulysses Annotated Student's Edition by James Joyce : INR2277 ISBN: 9780141197418|
For Joyce, literature ''is the eternal affirmation of the spirit of man''. Written between 1914 and 1921, Ulysses has survived bowdlerization, legal action and bitter controversy. An undisputed modernist classic, its ceaseless verbal inventiveness and astonishing wide-ranging allusions confirms its standing as an imperishable monument to the human condition. Declan Kiberd says in his introduction that Ulysses is ''an endlessly open book of utopian epiphanies. It holds a mirror up to the colonial capital that was Dublin on 16 June 1904, but it also offers redemptive glimpses of a future world which might be made over in terms of those utopian moments.'' This Annotated Student Edition has full explanatory notes and line numbers for critical reference.
|The Awakening by Kate Chopin : INR707 ISBN: 9780241341421|
''The voice of the sea is seductive; never ceasing, whispering, clamoring, murmuring, inviting the soul to wander for a spell in abysses of solitude'' When ''The Awakening'' was first published in 1899, charges of sordidness and immorality seemed to consign it into obscurity and irreparably damage its author''s reputation. But a century after her death, it is widely regarded as Kate Chopin''s great achievement. Through careful, subtle changes of style, Chopin shows the transformation of Edna Pontellier, a young wife and mother, who - with tragic consequences - refuses to be caged by married and domestic life, and claims for herself moral and erotic freedom. 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.
|The Road To Lichfield by Penelope Lively : INR744 ISBN: 9780241981405|
The Road to Lichfield is the Booker Prize shortlisted first novel by Penelope Lively, published as a Penguin Essential for the first time on the 40th anniversary of its publication. Ann Linton leaves her family in Berkshire and sets up camp in her father''s house when he is taken into a nursing home in distant Lichfield. As she shares his last weeks she meets David Fielding, and the love they share brings her feelings into sharp focus. Deeply felt, beautifully controlled, The Road to Lichfield is a subtle exploration of memory and identity, of chance and consequence, of the intricate weave of generations across a past never fully known, and a future never fully anticipated. ''A searing study of the peculiar state of being in love . . . there are few contemporary novelists to match her on this subject'' Sunday Telegraph
|The Supreme Court by Ruadhan Mac Cormaic : INR1961 ISBN: 9781844883400|
''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.
|Matilda by Roald Dahl : INR613 ISBN: 9780141365466|
A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero - David Walliams So Matilda''s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone. Matilda is the world''s most famous bookworm, no thanks to her ghastly parents. Her father thinks she''s a little scab. Her mother spends all afternoon playing bingo. And her headmistress, Miss Trunchbull? She''s the worst of all. She''s a big bully, who thinks all her pupils are rotten and locks them in the dreaded Chokey. Despite these beastly grownups trying to push her down, Matilda is an extraordinary girl with a magical mind. And she''s had enough. So all the terrible adults had better watch out, because she''s going to teach them a lesson they''ll never forget! Now you can listen to MATILDA 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!
|Game Of Throw-ins by Ross O'carroll-kelly : INR1415 ISBN: 9781844883455|
I was a rugby player with a great future behind me. A 35-year-old father-of-five with an expanding waistline, who was trying to survive the bloody battlefield we call everyday life. My son was locked in a violent turf war with a rival Love/Hate tour operator, my daughter was in love with a boy who looked like Justin Bieber and my old dear was about to walk up the aisle with a 92-year-old billionaire who thought it was still 1936. I was, like, staring down the barrel of middle age with the contentment of knowing that I was the greatest Irish rugby player who no one in Ireland had ever actually heard of. Until a chance conversation with an old Jesuit missionary made me realize that it wasn''t enough. I was guided, as if by GPS, to a muddy field in - let''s be honest - Ballybrack. And there I finally discovered my destiny - to keep a struggling Seapoint team in Division 2B of the All Ireland League. Or die trying.
|Flying High by Tony Fernandes : INR1052 ISBN: 9780241004401|
''What a life. Tony Fernandes has accomplished amazing things - and who''s to say what he can go on to achieve?'' Sir Richard Branson The inspiring story of business hero and Apprentice Asia star Tony Fernandes As a boy, Tony Fernandes wanted to be a pilot, a footballer or a racing driver. By 2011 he''d gone one better: founding his own airline and his own formula one team, and becoming Chairman of Queens Park Rangers, helping them reach the Premier League again after a 15-year absence from the top flight. Flying High is the memoir of an exceptional business leader; the man who created Asia''s first budget airline, democratizing air travel in Asia and building AirAsia into a multi-billion-dollar company in the process. Published as Tony returns as the face of the second series of Apprentice Asia, this inspiring personal story will be a major global publishing event. Tony Fernandes studied at Epsom College, UK, and the London School of Accountancy. He worked for Virgin Communications and Warner Music before acquiring AirAsia and relaunching it as Asia''s first low-cost carrier in 2001/2. He is currently Group CEO of AirAsia, Chairman of QPR football club and owner of the Caterham F1 team. Tony has been awarded a CBE, titled twice by the King of Malaysia and awarded the Legion d''Honneur by the French government. He has also received awards from major business media outlets including theInternational Herald Tribune, Business Times, Business Week, Fast Company and Forbes.
|Rachel's Holiday by Marian Keyes : INR801 ISBN: 9780241958438|
Rachel''s Holiday is the story of Rachel Walsh, the wildest of Marian Keyes''s Walsh sisters - the siblings that have featured in Keyes''s international bestselling novels Angels, Watermelon, Anybody Out There and now The Mystery of Mercy Close. ''How did it end up like this? Twenty-seven, unemployed, mistaken for a drug addict, in a treatment centre in the back arse of nowhere with an empty Valium bottle in my knickers . . .'' Meet Rachel Walsh. She has a pair of size 8 feet and such a fondness for recreational drugs that her family has forked out the cash for a spell in Cloisters - Dublin''s answer to the Betty Ford Clinic. She''s only agreed to her incarceration because she''s heard that rehab is wall-to-wall jacuzzis, gymnasiums and rock stars going tepid turkey - and it''s about time she had a holiday. But what Rachel doesn''t count on are the toe-curling embarrassments heaped on her by family and group therapy, the dearth of sex, drugs and rock''n''roll - and missing Luke, her ex. What kind of a new start in life is this? ''A born storyteller'' Independent on Sunday ''Both hilarious and heartbreaking'' Daily Express ''Gloriously funny'' Sunday Times Marian Keyes''s international bestselling novels include This Charming Man and Last Chance Saloon, and winner of the 2007 Popular Fiction Prize Anybody Out There. Two collections of her journalism, Under the Duvet and Further Under the Duvet, are also available from Penguin.
|Tender Is The Night by F Scott Fitzgerald : INR580 ISBN: 9780241341483|
''I don''t ask you to love me always like this, but I ask you to remember. Somewhere inside me there''ll always be the person I am to-night.'' Between the First World War and the Wall Street Crash the French Riviera was the stylish place for wealthy Americans to visit. Among the most fashionable are psychoanalyst Dick Diver and his wife Nicole, who hold court at their villa. Into their circle comes Rosemary Hoyt, a film star, who is instantly attracted to them, but understands little of the dark secrets and hidden corruption that hold them together. As Dick draws closer to Rosemary, he fractures the delicate structure of his marriage and sets both Nicole and himself on to a dangerous path where only the strongest can survive. In this exquisite, lyrical novel, Fitzgerald has poured much of the essence of his own life; he has also depicted the age of materialism, shattered idealism and broken dreams. 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.
|The Ladybird Book Of The People Next Door by Jason Hazeley : INR658 ISBN: 9780718184414|
THE PERFECT GIFT for anyone moving house or worried what them next door will get up to next . . . ''Logan is reporting his next-door neighbour to the police again. This time, it''s for using a hairdryer before 8am. Last time, it was for trespass by blossom. ''You again,'' says the duty sergeant, and gets the forms. _____________ ''Rachel and Robert''s neighbour Mrs Vavasour has complained to the council about their hedge, their cat and the colour of their front door. The morning after Rachel left her hair straighteners plugged in, Mrs Vavasour complains to the council that she was kept awake by a bright, flickering orange light and the sound of exploding wood.'' 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
|George, The Dragon And The Princess by Chris Wormell : INR504 ISBN: 9780241363478|
Far, far away over the high, high mountains in an old castle wall, in a tiny, tiny hole there lives a little mouse called George. He''s very small and rather timid and he can be a bit clumsy too. In fact, poor George is so hopeless that he can''t even make lunch without burning his cheese on toast! But when a huge and terrifying dragon attacks the castle, George springs into action! Because as fans of George and the Dragon know only too well, George has a very special talent . . . This stunning new edition is perfect for new readers, as well as fans of George and the Dragon. This is a charming children''s tale from the exceptional storyteller and illustrator, Chris Wormell.
|Corfu Trilogy by Gerald Durrell : INR1038 ISBN: 9780141028415|
The trilogy that inspired ITV''s television series The Durrells. Three classic tales of childhood on an island paradise - My Family and Other Animals, Birds, Beasts and Relatives and The Garden of the Gods by Gerald Durrell - are available in a single edition for the first time in The Corfu Trilogy. Just before the Second World War the Durrell family decamped to the glorious, sun-soaked island of Corfu where the youngest of the four children, ten-year-old Gerald, discovered his passion for animals: toads and tortoises, bats and butterflies, scorpions and octopuses. Through glorious silver-green olive groves and across brilliant-white beaches Gerry pursued his obsession . . . causing hilarity and mayhem in his ever-tolerant family. Durrell''s memories of those enchanted days gave rise to these three classic tales, loved by generations of adults and children alike, which are now available in one volume for the first time. ''He has an uncanny knack of discovering human as well as animal eccentrics'' Sunday Telegraph ''A delightful book full of simple, well-known things: cicadas in the olive groves, lamp fishing at night, the complexities of fish and animals - but, above all, childhood moulded by these things'' New York Times
|Four Children And It by Jacqueline Wilson : INR477 ISBN: 9780141341446|
Four Children and It is the number one bestseller from Jacqueline Wilson, the award-winning, bestselling creator of Tracy Beaker, Hetty Feather and The Illustrated Mum. A funny and heartwarming story of four children who discover an extraordinary way to make wishes come true, Four Children and It is inspired by E Nesbit''s classic, Five Children and It. Jacqueline Wilson''s millions of fans will be gripped by the relationship between step-sisters Rosalind and Smash, just as they love the story of sisters Jodie and Pearl in My Sister Jodie or Lily and Pixie in Lily Alone. ''Readers always ask who inspired me to be a writer. Well, I adored E Nesbit''s books as a child - and I liked her lifestyle too. She liked Liberty clothes, silver jewellery and buns for tea, and so do I! My favourite E Nesbit story is Five Children and It - and this is my modern day tribute to her fantastic story'' - Jacqueline Wilson. Jacqueline Wilson has won many awards for her writing, including the Guardian Children''s Fiction Award and the Children''s Book of the Year. She is one of the nation''s favourite authors, and her books are loved by young readers not only in the UK but all over the world.
|A Pelican Introduction by Nicholas Mirzoeff : INR896 ISBN: 9780141977409|
In recent decades, we have witnessed an explosion in the number of visual images we encounter, as our lives have become increasingly saturated with screens. From Google Images to Instagram, video games to installation art, this transformation is confusing, liberating and worrying all at once, since observing the new visuality of culture is not the same as understanding it. Nicholas Mirzoeff is a leading figure in the field of visual culture, which aims to make sense of this extraordinary explosion of visual experiences. As Mirzoeff reminds us, this is not the first visual revolution; the 19th century saw the invention of film, photography and x-rays, and the development of maps, microscopes and telescopes made the 17th century an era of visual discovery. But the sheer quantity of images produced on the internet today has no parallels. In the first book to define visual culture for the general reader, Mirzoeff draws on art history, theory and everyday experience to provide an engaging and accessible overview of how visual materials shape and define our lives.
|Big Pig, Little Pig by Jacqueline Yallop : INR1509 ISBN: 9780241261415|
As heard on BBC Radio 4''s Book of the Week ''A delightful and entertaining memoir'' Woman and Home When Jacqueline moves to south-west France with her husband, she embraces rural village life and buys two pigs to rear for slaughter. But as she gets to know the animals better, her English sentimentality threatens to get in the way and she begins to wonder if she can actually bring herself to kill them. This is a memoir about that fateful decision, but it''s also about the ethics of meat eating in the modern age, and whether we should know, respect and even love the animals we eat. At its heart, this book is a love story, exploring the increasing attachment of the author for her particular pigs, and celebrating the enduring closeness of humans and pigs over the centuries.
|Stories by Susan Sontag : INR1364 ISBN: 9780241327418|
The complete short stories of Susan Sontag, one of the most brilliant & influential writers of the twentieth century - collected together for the first time Susan Sontag is most often remembered as a brilliant essayist - inquisitive, analytical, fearlessly outspoken. Yet all throughout her life, she also wrote short stories: fictions which wrestled with those ideas and preoccupations she couldn''t address in essay form. These short fictions are allegories, parables, autobiographical vignettes, each capturing an authentic fragment of life, dramatizing Sontag''s private griefs and fears. Stories collects all of Sontag''s short fiction for the first time. This astonishingly versatile collection showcases its peerless writer at the height of her powers. For any Sontag fan, it is an unmissable testament to her creative achievements.
|The Dialogue Of Two Snails by Federico Garcia Lorca : INR218 ISBN: 9780241340400|
My heart brims with billows and minnows of shadows and silver Beautiful, brutal, strange and lovely: this is Lorca reborn, in a selection of previously unpublished pieces and masterful new translations. Penguin Modern: fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit of the iconic Penguin Modern Classics series, with each one offering a concentrated hit of its contemporary, international flavour. Here are authors ranging from Kathy Acker to James Baldwin, Truman Capote to Stanislaw Lem and George Orwell to Shirley Jackson; essays radical and inspiring; poems moving and disturbing; stories surreal and fabulous; taking us from the deep South to modern Japan, New York''s underground scene to the farthest reaches of outer space.
|The Railway Children by E Nesbit : INR1271 ISBN: 9780241346402|
Penguin presents the audio CD edition of The Railway Children by E. Nesbit, read by Jenny Agutter. When Father is taken away unexpectedly, Roberta, Peter, Phyllis and their mother have to leave their comfortable life in London to go and live in a small cottage in the country. The children seek solace in the nearby railway station, and make friends with Perks the Porter and the Station Master himself. Each day, Roberta, Peter and Phyllis run down the field to the railway track and wave at the passing London train, sending their love to Father. Little do they know that the kindly old gentleman passenger who waves back holds the key to their father''s disappearance.
|Angels by Marian Keyes : INR801 ISBN: 9780241958421|
Marian Keyes, author of the number one best-seller This Charming Man and Rachel''s Holiday, explores love, life, marriage and escape in Angels. Following Maggie, one of the Walsh sisters, Angels traces her journey from married life to Hollywood. ''I''d always lived a fairly blameless life ... up until the day I left my husband and ran away to Hollywood ...'' Unlike the rest of her family, Maggie Walsh has always done everything right. At thirty-three she has a proper job, is happily married to Garv and never puts a foot wrong. So why does she make a bolt for Hollywood and her best friend, Emily? In the City of Angels, Maggie gets to do things she''s never done before: mixing with film stars, pitching scripts, partying non-stop. But is this really a once-in-a-lifetime journey of self-discovery, or is she simply running away from married life? ''Funny, compassionate, well-observed and irreverent'' Time Out ''Keyes writes brilliantly, as always, about love, grief, jealousy and friendship'' Daily Mail ''Witty, wicked and yet moving. A novel to both laugh and cry over'' Ireland on Sunday www.mariankeyes.com Marian Keyes''s international bestselling novels include Watermelon, Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married, and winner of the 2007 Popular Fiction Prize Anybody Out There. Two collections of her journalism, Under the Duvet and Further Under the Duvet, are also available from Penguin.
|The Other Side Of The Story by Marian Keyes : INR801 ISBN: 9780241958445|
International best-seller Marian Keyes, author of Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married, Rachel''s Holiday and Watermelon, explores love, friendship and rivalry in the world of publishing in The Other Side of the Story. The agentJojo, a high-flying literary agent on the up, has just made a very bad career move: she''s jumped into bed with her married boss, Mark ... The bestsellerJojo''s sweet-natured client Lily''s first novel is a roaring success. She and lover Anton celebrate by spending the advance for her second book. Then she gets writer''s block... The unknownGemma used to be Lily''s best friend - until Lily ''stole'' Anton. Now she''s writing her own story - painfully and hilariously - when supershark Jojo stumbles across it ... Three girls hoping and sometimes needing to make it big in the publishing world. But did anybody ever tell them that there''s always another side to every story? ''A wonderful, subtle, hilarious and highly sophisticated novel'' Evening Standard ''Another chart-topping blockbuster from goddess Marian Keyes . . . packed with sound writing, wit and common sense'' Guardian ''This is scalpel-sharp comic writing - laden with juicy plot twists, sparkling dialogue and hilarious helpings of zeitgeisty observational humour'' Ireland on Sunday ''Wildly funny, romantic and nearly impossible to put down. Elbow your way to the front of the queue to get a copy'' Daily Mail www.mariankeyes.com Marian Keyes''s international bestselling novels include This Charming Man, Sushi for Beginners, and winner of the 2007 Popular Fiction Prize Anybody Out There. Her cook-book Saved by Cake is also available from Penguin.
|Criminal by Tom Gash : INR1037 ISBN: 9780241960431|
There are two myths about crime. In one, the criminal act is a selfish choice, and tough punishment the only solution. In the other, the system is at fault, and perpetrators will change only when society reforms. Both these narratives are wrong. Interweaving conversations and stories of crime with findings from the latest research, Tom Gash dispels the myths that inform our views of crime, from the widespread misconception that poverty causes crime, to the belief that tough sentencing reduces it. He examines the origins of criminal behaviour, the ebb and flow of crime across the last century, and the effectiveness of various government crack-downs - and in doing so reveals that crime is both less rational and much easier to reduce than many believe. Can we suspend our knee-jerk reactions, let go of cherished myths and embrace the truth about crime?
|Brexit And Ireland by Tony Connelly : INR1037 ISBN: 9780241982426|
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
|Dunstan by Conn Iggulden : INR1982 ISBN: 9780718181444|
Dunstan is the tale of the man who changed the fate of England . . . --------------------------- ''Iggulden has created an intriguingly complex saint - flawed, spiteful and unreliable as the teller of his own tale. Through his eyes we watch the story of the making of England'' The Times From the critically acclaimed master of historical fiction 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.
|Felix The Railway Cat by Tba : INR1059 ISBN: 9780718185435|
**THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER** A HEARTWARMING CHRISTMAS STOCKING FILLER . . . It will make you laugh and it will make you cry: Felix The Railway Cat is the extraordinary tale of a close-knit community and its amazing bond with a very special cat. ''The global sensation'' Daily Telegraph When Felix arrived at Huddersfield Railway Station as an eight-week-old kitten, no one knew just how important this little ball of fluff would become. Although she has a vital job to do as ''Senior Pest Controller'', Felix is much more than just an employee of TransPennine Express. For her colleagues and the station''s commuters, Felix has changed their lives in surprising ways. Felix seems to have a remarkable ability to save the day time and again: from bringing a boy with autism out of his shell to providing comfort to a runaway child shivering on the platform one night. So when tragedy hits the team at Huddersfield, they rely on Felix to pull them together again. But it''s a chance friendship with a commuter that she waits for on the platform every morning that finally gives Felix the recognition she deserves, catapulting her to international stardom... With her very own fan page (www.facebook.com/FelixHuddersfieldStationCat) Felix has already warmed the hearts of over 100,000 followers all around the world. Felix the Railway Cat is packed with stories from her remarkable story so far. ''A phenomenon'' Big Issue Royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to Prostate Cancer UK (registered charity 1005541, SC039332).
|Flower Fairies Of The Spring (uk Ed) by Cicely Mary Barker : INR542 ISBN: 9780723286431|
A beautiful new gift edition of Cicely Mary Barker''s Flower Fairies of the Spring.Relive the beauty and the magic of Cicely Mary Barker''s famous Flower Fairies, with a special new edition of Cicely Mary Barker''s Flower Fairies of the Spring. A perfect gift for fairy fans young and old, this brand new edition of Flower Fairies of the Spring features a stunning cover with an unusual and intricate cut-out design that gives the illusion of delicate lace. Each page features Cicely Mary Barker''s iconic and beautifully painted fairies, representing the delicate flowers of the spring. This gorgeous gift edition is a wonderful celebration of the beauty of spring. This beautiful little book is the third of the original Flower Fairy books to be re-imagined with fashion-inspired covers: A Flower Fairy Alphabet and Flower Fairies of the Winter are already available and the series will continue with Flower Fairies of the Summer and Flower Fairies of the Autumn. When Cicely Mary Barker created the first Flower Fairies book in 1923, the unassuming artist could have had little idea of the immense popularity her fairies would enjoy. Now, nine decades later, Cicely Mary Barker''s originality and skill as an artist continues to charm and delight around the world.
|Doctor Who by Dave Rudden : INR1601 ISBN: 9781405939416|
Penguin presents the audio CD edition of Twelve Angels Weeping written by Dave Rudden, and read by the author, Pippa Bennett-Warner and Nicholas Briggs. Twelve extraordinary Doctor Who stories, each featuring a monstrous villain from the Doctor Whoworld. 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.
|The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling : INR1038 ISBN: 9780241346488|
Penguin presents the audio edition of A Puffin Classic: The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, read by Rhashan Stone. Saved from the jaws of the evil tiger Shere Khan, young Mowgli is adopted by a wolf pack and taught the law of the jungle by lovable old Baloo the bear and Bhageera the panther. The adventures of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi the snake-fighting mongoose, little Toomai and the elephant''s secret dance, and Kotick the white seal are all part of Mowgli''s extraordinary journey with his animal friends.
|The Novel Of The Century by David Bellos : INR1084 ISBN: 9780241954478|
GUARDIAN AND ECONOMIST BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2017 Winner of the American Library in Paris Book Award, 2017 ''Never mind those self-help manuals urging that some classic novel may change your life; in this sparkling study of the birth, growth and afterlife of Hugo''s evergreen blockbuster, David Bellos argues that Les Misérables already has'' Boyd Tonkin, Economist ''Any reader who hasn''t yet embarked on Hugo''s book might be converted to the idea by this one'' Daniel Hahn, Spectator The extraordinary story of how a simple tale of love and revolution, the poor and the downtrodden - Victor Hugo''s beloved classic Les Misérables - conquered the world. There has never been a book like it. It is the most widely read and frequently adapted story of all time, on stage and on film. But why is Les Misérables the novel of the century? David Bellos''s remarkable new book brings to life the extraordinary story of how Hugo managed to write his epic novel despite a revolution, a coup d''état and political exile; how he pulled off the deal of the century to get it published, and set it on course to become the novel that epitomizes the grand sweep of history in the nineteenth century. Packed full of information about the background and design of Les Misérables, this biography of a masterpiece nonetheless insists that the moral and social message of Hugo''s ever-popular novel is just as important for our century as it was for its own. The Novel of the Century is a book as rich, remarkable and long-lasting as the novel at its heart. Les Misérables is available as a Penguin Classic, in an acclaimed new translation by Christine Donougher, with an introduction by Robert Tombs.
|Last Chance Saloon by Marian Keyes : INR801 ISBN: 9780241958452|
Last Chance Saloon is a compelling and highly addictive read from the international best-seller Marian Keyes, author of the hugely successful This Charming Man and the award-winning Anybody Out There. ''I''m in the Last Chance Saloon. In my decrepit, thirty-one-year-old state, I''d probably never get another man ...'' Tara, Katherine and Fintan have been best friends since they were teenagers. Now in their early thirties, they''ve been living it up in London for ten years. But what have they got to show for it? Sure, Tara''s got her boyfriend - but she loves retail therapy so much more. Katherine, on the other hand, is a serial singleton whose neatness fetish won''t let a man mess up her life. And Fintan? Well, Fintan has everything. Until he gets ill and he has to ask himself: what have you got if you haven''t got your health? All three are drinking in the last chance saloon and they''re about to discover that if you don''t change your life, life has a way of changing you ... ''A comforting doorstopper of a read'' Daily Mail ''Accessible and addictive'' The Times ''Her writing is of the highest order. Someone should give this woman a Booker'' Sunday Tribune ''The feel-good Queen reigns supreme. A terrific book'' Daily Mirror www.mariankeyes.com Marian Keyes''s bestselling titles include her Walsh sisters novels: Watermelon, Rachel''s Holiday, Angels, the award-winning Anybody Out There and now The Mystery of Mercy Close. Two collections of her journalism, Under the Duvet and Further Under the Duvet are also available from Penguin.
|Sushi For Beginners by Marian Keyes : INR801 ISBN: 9780241958476|
Marian Keyes, author of the international best-seller This Charming Man and the award-winning Anybody Out There, explores life''s quirks and idiosyncrasies with unrivalled humour and sensitivity in Sushi for Beginners. ''Dammit,'' she realized. ''I think I''m having a nervous breakdown.'' Hot-shot magazine editor Lisa Edwards'' career is destined for high-rise New York when suddenly she''s diverted to low-rise Dublin. But what can she do about it? Ashling Kennedy, Lisa''s super-organized assistant, worries about everything from her lack of waist to the lack of men in her life. She''s even anxious about a little bit of raw fish ... Clodagh Kelly is Ashling''s best friend and has her prince, her beautiful kids and a lovely house - everything in fact that Ashling ever wanted. She should be - yet, she''s not - happy. Three women on the verge of happiness and even closer to complete breakdown. Which way will they fall? ''Keyes has given romantic comedy a much-needed face-lift. Chatty and warmhearted, Keyes''s talent is to tell it how it is'' Independent ''Laden with plots twists, jokey asides and nicely turned bits of zeitgeisty observational humour ... her energetic, well-constructed prose delivers life and people in satisfyingly various shades of grey'' Guardian ''The hottest young female writer in Britain and the voice of a generation'' Daily Mirror www.mariankeyes.com Marian Keyes''s international bestselling novels include her Walsh sisters novels, Rachel''s Holiday, Watermelon, Angels, the award-winning Anybody Out There and now The Mystery of Mercy Close, which have marked Marian Keyes as one of the most distinctive female voices of this generation.
|This Charming Man by Marian Keyes : INR801 ISBN: 9780241958483|
Marian Keyes, author of Sushi for Beginners and The Other Side of the Story, explores the quirks of love and life in her international best-seller This Charming Man. ''Everybody remembers where they were the day they heard that Paddy de Courcy was getting married'' But for four women in particular, the big news about the charismatic politician is especially momentous . . . Stylist Lola has every reason to be interested in who Paddy''s marrying - because she''s his girlfriend, yet she definitely isn''t the bride-to-be . . . Journalist Grace wants the inside story on the de Courcy engagement and thinks Lola holds the key . . . while Grace''s sister, Marnie, still can''t forget her first love: a certain Paddy de Courcy. And what of the soon-to-be Mrs de Courcy? Alicia will do anything for her fiancé and is determined to be the perfect wife. But does she know the real Paddy? Four very different women.One awfully charming man.And the dark secret that binds them all ... ''The laughs come fast and furious . . . a gripping, compelling tale'' Sunday Independent ''Gripping from the start . . . the master at her best'' Daily Telegraph ''The queen of page-turners . . . brimming with her trademark down-to-earth wit'' Cosmopolitan Marian Keyes''s international bestselling novels include Watermelon, Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married, and winner of the 2007 Popular Fiction Prize Anybody Out There. Two collections of her journalism, Under the Duvet and Further Under the Duvet, are also available from Penguin.
|Game Of Throw-ins by Ross O'carroll-kelly : INR896 ISBN: 9780241970454|
I was a rugby player with a great future behind me. A 35-year-old father-of-five with an expanding waistline, who was trying to survive the bloody battlefield we call everyday life. My son was locked in a violent turf war with a rival Love/Hate tour operator, my daughter was in love with a boy who looked like Justin Bieber and my old dear was about to walk up the aisle with a 92-year-old billionaire who thought it was still 1936. I was, like, staring down the barrel of middle age with the contentment of knowing that I was the greatest Irish rugby player who no one in Ireland had ever actually heard of. Until a chance conversation with an old Jesuit missionary made me realize that it wasn''t enough. I was guided, as if by GPS, to a muddy field in - let''s be honest - Ballybrack. And there I finally discovered my destiny - to keep a struggling Seapoint team in Division 2B of the All Ireland League. Or die trying.
|Alfie by Trevor White : INR1037 ISBN: 9780241982457|
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
|The Battle by Paul O'connell : INR896 ISBN: 9780141047409|
There has never been a rugby player quite like Paul O''Connell. His name is synonymous with passion, heart and determination. But he is also the thinking man''s rugby player, a legendary student of the game. As the heartbeat of Munster, British and Irish Lions captain in 2009, and captain of the first Ireland team to retain the Six Nations championship, O''Connell became the most beloved and respected of the golden generation of Irish rugby players - and was widely regarded as one of the very best players in the world. There was nothing inevitable - or even likely - about any of this, and in an autobiography as intense and thoughtful as its author, O''Connell explores the forces and struggles that turned him into the player and leader that he became. The Battle is a book for everyone who wants to understand the roots of achievement and the inner world of an elite sportsman. It will take its place alongside the very finest sports books of recent years.
|Henry V (penguin Monarchs) by Anne Curry : INR534 ISBN: 9780141987439|
Henry V''s invasion of France, in August 1415, represented a huge gamble. As heir to the throne, he had been a failure, cast into the political wilderness amid rumours that he planned to depose his father. Despite a complete change of character as king - founding monasteries, persecuting heretics, and enforcing the law to its extremes - little had gone right since. He was insecure in his kingdom, his reputation low. On the eve of his departure for France, he uncovered a plot by some of his closest associates to remove him from power. Agincourt was a battle that Henry should not have won - but he did, and the rest is history. Within five years, he was heir to the throne of France. In this vivid new interpretation, Anne Curry explores how Henry''s hyperactive efforts to expunge his past failures, and his experience of crisis - which threatened to ruin everything he had struggled to achieve - defined his kingship, and how his astonishing success at Agincourt transformed his standing in the eyes of his contemporaries, and of all generations to come.
|William I (penguin Monarchs) by Marc Morris : INR519 ISBN: 9780141987460|
On Christmas Day 1066, William, duke of Normandy was crowned in Westminster, the first Norman king of England. It was a disaster: soldiers outside, thinking shouts of acclamation were treachery, torched the surrounding buildings. To later chroniclers, it was an omen of the catastrophes to come. During the reign of William the Conqueror, England experienced greater and more seismic change than at any point before or since. Marc Morris''s concise and gripping biography sifts through the sources of the time to give a fresh view of the man who changed England more than any other, as old ruling elites were swept away, enemies at home and abroad (including those in his closest family) were crushed, swathes of the country were devastated and the map of the nation itself was redrawn, giving greater power than ever to the king. When, towards the end of his reign, William undertook a great survey of his new lands, his subjects compared it to the last judgement of God, the Domesday Book. England had been transformed forever.
|Modern Classics Keep The Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell : INR943 ISBN: 9780141395470|
Gordon Comstock loathes dull, middle-class respectability and worship of money. He gives up a ''good job'' in advertising to work part-time in a bookshop, giving him more time to write. But he slides instead into a self-induced poverty that destroys his creativity and his spirit. Only Rosemary, ever-faithful Rosemary, has the strength to challenge his commitment to his chosen way of life. Through the character of Gordon Comstock, Orwell reveals his own disaffection with the society he once himself renounced. Enlivened with vivid autobiographical detail, George Orwell''s Keep the Aspidistra Flying is a tragically witty account of the struggle to escape from a materialistic existence, with an introduction by Peter Davison in Penguin Modern Classics.
|The Complete Novels by Nancy Mitford : INR1934 ISBN: 9780241239476|
The Penguin Complete Novels of Nancy Mitford. Here in one volume are all eight of Nancy Mitford''s sparklingly astute, hilarious and completely unputdownable novels: Highland Fling, Christmas Pudding, Wigs on the Green, Pigeon Pie, The Pursuit of Love, Love in a Cold Climate, The Blessing and Don''t Tell Alfred. Published over a period of 30 years, they provide a wonderful glimpse of the bright young things of the thirties, forties, fifties and sixties in the city and in the shires; firmly ensconced at home or making a go of it abroad; and what the upper classes really got up to in peace and in war. ''Entirely original, inimitable and irresistible'' Spectator ''Deliciously funny'' Evelyn Waugh ''Utter, utter bliss'' Daily Mail
|Penguin English Library The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne : INR566 ISBN: 9780141199450|
The Penguin English Library Edition of The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne ''Shame, Despair, Solitude! These had been her teachers, - stern and wild ones, - and they had made her strong, but taught her much amiss'' Fiercely romantic and hugely influential, The Scarlet Letter is the tale of Hester Prynne, imprisoned, publicly shamed, and forced to wear a scarlet ''A'' for committing adultery and bearing an illegitimate child, Pearl. In their small, Puritan village, Hester and her daughter struggle to survive, but in this searing study of the tension between private and public existence, Hester Prynne''s inner strength and quiet dignity means she has frequently been seen as one of the first great heroines of American fiction. The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.
|In The Dark by Mai Jia : INR1037 ISBN: 9780141391458|
''Cracking another country''s cipher is an undercover fight to the death...'' Hidden deep in the mountains, the recruits at ''Unit 701'', China''s secret services, operate in a dark, shadowy world. There is the ''wind-listener'', a blind surveillance officer who can hear sounds from miles away; the beautiful, unstable maths genius who meets a violent end; the old man who deciphers codes in his dreams; the spy who recounts a dangerous mission from beyond the grave. In this story of conspiracies, geniuses, revolutionaries and terrible moral choices, people sacrifice everything for a world of secrets - until, ultimately, it destroys them.
|Modern Classics Burmese Days by George Orwell : INR943 ISBN: 9780141395432|
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.
|Good Morning, Midnight by Jean Rhys : INR630 ISBN: 9780241261408|
Saved, rescued, fished-up, half-drowned, out of the deep, dark river, dry clothes, hair shampooed and set... Set in a 1930s Paris of shabby hotel rooms, seedy bars and drunken encounters, Jean Rhys''s semi-autobiographical portrayal of a young woman''s sexual encounters is a searingly honest exploration of loneliness and yearning. Ten new titles in the colourful, small-format, portable new Pocket Penguins series
|Charles Ii (penguin Monarchs) by Clare Jackson : INR525 ISBN: 9780141987453|
The acclaimed Penguin Monarchs series: short, fresh, expert accounts of England''s rulers - now in paperback Charles II has always been one of the most instantly recognisable British kings - both in his physical appearance, disseminated through endless portraits, prints and pub signs, and in his complicated mix of lasciviousness, cynicism and luxury. His father''s execution and his own many years of exile made him a guarded, curious, unusually self-conscious ruler. He lived through some of the most striking events in the national history - from the Civil Wars to the Great Plague, from the Fire of London to the wars with the Dutch. Clare Jackson''s marvellous book takes full advantage of its irrepressible subject.
|The Call Of The Wild by Jack London : INR707 ISBN: 9780241341490|
''The facts of life took on a fiercer aspect and, while he faced that aspect uncowed, he faced it with all the latent cunning of his nature aroused.'' The biting cold and the aching silence of the far North become an unforgettable backdrop for Jack London''s vivid, rousing, superbly realistic wilderness adventure stories featuring the author''s unique knowledge of the Yukon and the behavior of humans and animals facing nature at its cruelest. 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.
|Penguin English Library The Picture Of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde : INR652 ISBN: 9780141199498|
The Penguin English Library Edition of The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde ''I am jealous of everything whose beauty does not die. I am jealous of the portrait you have painted of me ... Why did you paint it? It will mock me some day - mock me horribly!'' A story of evil, debauchery and scandal, Oscar Wilde''s only novel tells of Dorian Gray, a beautiful yet corrupt man. When he wishes that a perfect portrait of himself would bear the signs of ageing in his place, the picture becomes his hideous secret, as it follows Dorian''s own downward spiral into cruelty and depravity. The Picture of Dorian Gray is a masterpiece of the evil in men''s hearts, and is as controversial and alluring as Wilde himself. The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.
|Penguin English Library A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens : INR707 ISBN: 9780141389479|
The Penguin English Library Edition of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens Every idiot who goes around with ''Merry Christmas'' on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding Charles Dickens''s tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, who is haunted by three spirits and learns the true meaning of Christmas has had, along with Dickens''s other Christmas writings, a lasting and significant influence upon our ideas about the season as a time for celebration, charity and memory. The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.
|Let It Go by Dame Stephanie Shirley : INR1037 ISBN: 9780241395493|
''An extraordinary tale of creativity and resilience''- Guardian ---- A moving memoir from a woman who made a fortune in a man''s world and then gave it all away...soon to be turned into a film. In 1962, Stephanie ''Steve'' Shirley created a software company when the concept of software barely existed. Freelance Programmers employed women to work on complex projects such as Concorde''s black box recorder from the comfort of their own home. Shirley empowered a generation of women in technology, giving them unheard of freedom to choose their own hours and manage their own workloads. The business thrived and Shirley gradually transferred ownership to her staff, creating 70 millionaires in the process. Let It Go explores Shirley''s trail blazing career as an entrepreneur but it also charts her incredible personal story - her dramatic arrival in England as an unaccompanied Kindertransport refugee during World War Two and the tragic loss of her only child who suffered severely from Autism. Today, Dame Stephanie Shirley is one of Britain''s leading philanthropists, devoting most of her time, energy and wealth to charities that are close to her heart. In Let It Go, Shirley tells her inspirational story and explains why giving her wealth away - letting it go - has brought her infinitely more happiness and fulfilment than acquiring it in the first place. ---- ''There is an entire business course in this book...but more important, this engrossing story of an extraordinary life is filled with lessons in what it means to be human'' - Financial Times
|Katy (tv Tie-in) by Jacqueline Wilson : INR717 ISBN: 9780241366400|
As seen on CBBC! Inspired by Susan Coolidge''s classic What Katy Did, read Jacqueline Wilson''s modern day take on the story about the feisty tomboy heroine. Katy Carr is a lively, daredevil oldest sister in a big family. She loves messing around outdoors, climbing on the garage roof, or up a tree, cycling, skateboarding, swinging... But her life changes in dramatic and unexpected ways after a serious accident. Katy is an irresistible modern version of a much-loved classic. Perfect for young readers of 9+, fans of Hetty Feather and Tracy Beaker will fall in love with Katy and her family too.
|Hitler by Brendan Simms : INR3016 ISBN: 9781846142475|
''It is an illusion to believe that leaders gain in profundity while they gain experience ... the convictions that leaders have formed before reaching high office are the intellectual capital they will consume as long as they continue in office'' Henry Kissinger Adolf Hitler is one of the most studied men in history, and yet the most important things we think we know about him are wrong. His main preoccupation was not, as widely believed, the threat of Bolshevism and the Soviet Union, but that of international capitalism and Anglo-America. These two fears drove both his anti-semitism and his determination to secure the ''living space'' necessary to survive in a world dominated by the British Empire and the United States. These concerns were aggravated by Hitler''s profound ''racial'' pessimism about the quality of a German people whose vitality he believed had been sapped by centuries of Jewish and foreign domination, internal division and the steady haemorrhaging of its most ''vital'' elements through emigration to the new world. Basing himself in part on new sources, Brendan Simms traces the way in which Hitler''s ideology emerged after 1918 in response to his traumatic encounter with Anglo-America in the First World War. The United States and the British Empire served as models for Germany''s own empire, similarly founded in his view on appropriation of land, racism and violence. Hitler''s aim was to create a similarly global future for Germany - a country seemingly doomed otherwise not just to irrelevance, but to extinction. His principal concern during the resulting cataclysm was not just what he saw as the clash between German and Jews, or between German and Slav, but above all that between Germans and what he called ''Anglo-Saxons''. Brendan Simms''s new book is the first to explain Hitler''s beliefs satisfactorily, demonstrating how, as ever, it is ideas that are the ultimate source of the most murderous behaviour.
|Penguin English Library Silas Marner by George Eliot : INR566 ISBN: 9780141389455|
The Penguin English Library Edition of Silas Marner by George Eliot God gave her to me because you turned your back upon her, and He looks upon her as mine: you''ve no right to her! Wrongly accused of theft and exiled from a religious community many years before, the embittered weaver Silas Marner lives alone in Raveloe, living only for work and his precious hoard of money. But when his money is stolen and an orphaned child finds her way into his house, Silas is given the chance to transform his life. His fate, and that of the little girl he adopts, is entwined with Godfrey Cass, son of the village Squire, who, like Silas, is trapped by his past. Silas Marner, George Eliot''s favourite of her novels, combines humour, rich symbolism and pointed social criticism to create an unsentimental but affectionate portrait of rural life. The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.
|Gamble by Felix Francis : INR808 ISBN: 9780141048482|
Gamble is the latest Dick Francis novel and the first solo novel by Felix Francis. Nick Foxton once won the Grand National, but a terrible accident cut his racing career short. Years later, he is returning to Aintree - as a spectator - when he once more finds himself the centre of attention. Minutes before the big race, Nick''s colleague, financial adviser Herb Kovak, is shot dead and the gunman vanishes into the crowd. The police want answers but Nick can''t explain why anyone would want Herb dead. Yet when he finds a threatening message crumpled in Herb''s coat, Nick begins questioning all he knows about his friend. And on learning that he is the benefactor of Herb''s will, Nick is certain that something is not right. A fact confirmed when Nick discovers he''s next in the killer''s firing line. From Felix Francis, the bestselling co-author (with Dick Francis) of Dead Heat and Even Money comes Gamble, the latest Dick Francis novel. Set in the cut-throat world of horse racing, Gamble is an enthralling thriller packed full of suspense, mystery and intrigue. Packed with all the hair-raising suspense and excitement readers know and love from Dick Francis, Gamble is Felix Francis''s most heart-pounding thriller yet. Praise for the Dick Francis novels: ''The Francis flair is clear for all to see'' Daily Mail ''Spare, efficient and unflashy . . . inexorably draws you in'' Daily Telegraph ''The master of suspense and intrigue'' Country Life ''Still the master'' Racing Post 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. Gamble is Felix''s first solo Dick Francis Novel. 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.
|The Snowman by Raymond Briggs : INR1143 ISBN: 9780241352410|
Beloved children''s author Michael Morpurgo has re-imagined Raymond Briggs'' classic The Snowman for a new generation of readers. One December morning, James is thrilled to wake up to see snow falling. He spends the whole day making his perfect snowman; he has coal eyes, an old green hat and scarf and a tangerine nose... just like the snowman from his favourite story. That night, something magical happens- the Snowman comes to life! He and James take to the skies on a magical adventure where they meet someone very special. Inspired by the timeless tale, Michael Morpurgo and Robin Shaw have created the perfect Christmas story for the whole family.
|Penguin Classics Master And Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov : INR801 ISBN: 9780140455465|
Mikhail Bulgakov''s The Master and Margarita is a fiercely satirical fantasy that remained unpublished in its author''s home country for over thirty years. This Penguin Classics edition is translated with an introduction by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, the acclaimed translators of Tolstoy''s Anna Karenina. In Soviet Moscow, God is dead, but the devil - to say nothing of his retinue of demons, from a loudmouthed, gun-toting tomcat, to the fanged fallen angel Koroviev - is very much alive. As death and destruction spread through the city like wildfire, condemning Moscow''s cultural elite to prison cells and body bags, only a madman, the Master, and Margarita, his beautiful, courageous lover, can hope to end the chaos. Written in secret during the darkest days of Stalin''s reign and circulated in samizdat form for decades, when The Master and the Margarita was finally published it became an overnight literary phenomenon, signalling artistic freedom for Russians everywhere. This luminous translation from the complete and unabridged Russian text is accompanied by an introduction by Richard Pevear exploring the extraordinary circumstances of the novel''s composition and publication, and how Bulgakov drew on carnivalesque folk traditions to create his ironic subversion of Soviet propaganda. This edition also contains a list of further reading and a note on the text. After finishing high school, Mikhail Bulgakov (1891-1940) entered the Medical School of Kiev University, graduating in 1916. He wrote about his experiences as a doctor in his early works Notes of a Young Country Doctor. His later works treated the subject of the artist and the tyrant under the guise of historical characters, but The Master and Margarita is generally considered his masterpiece. If you enjoyed The Master and Margarita, you might like Jonathan Swift''s Gulliver''s Travels, also available in Penguin Classics. ''One of the great novels of the 20th century, a scary, darkly comic allegory'' Daily Telegraph
|Meetings With Remarkable Manuscripts by Christopher De Hamel : INR1308 ISBN: 9780141977492|
WINNER OF THE WOLFSON HISTORY PRIZE AND THE DUFF COOPER PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION ''Endlessly fascinating and enjoyable'' Neil MacGregor ''A marvellous book'' David Attenborough ''Full of delights'' Tom Stoppard An extraordinary exploration of the medieval world - the most beguiling history book of the year This is a book about why medieval manuscripts matter. Coming face to face with an important illuminated manuscript in the original is like meeting a very famous person. We may all pretend that a well-known celebrity is no different from anyone else, and yet there is an undeniable thrill in actually meeting and talking to a person of world stature. The idea for the book, which is entirely new, is to invite the reader into intimate conversations with twelve of the most famous manuscripts in existence and to explore with the author what they tell us about nearly a thousand years of medieval history - and sometimes about the modern world too. Christopher de Hamel introduces us to kings, queens, saints, scribes, artists, librarians, thieves, dealers, collectors and the international community of manuscript scholars, showing us how he and his fellows piece together evidence to reach unexpected conclusions. He traces the elaborate journeys which these exceptionally precious artefacts have made through time and space, shows us how they have been copied, who has owned them or lusted after them (and how we can tell), how they have been embroiled in politics and scholarly disputes, how they have been regarded as objects of supreme beauty and luxury and as symbols of national identity. The book touches on religion, art, literature, music, science and the history of taste. Part travel book, part detective story, part conversation with the reader, Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts conveys the fascination and excitement of encountering some of the greatest works of art in our culture which, in the originals, are to most people completely inaccessible. At the end, we have a slightly different perspective on history and how we come by knowledge. It is a most unusual book.
|The Exploits Of Moominpappa by Tove Jansson : INR714 ISBN: 9780241344484|
Here at last is Moominpappa''s promised life story - from the days when he was abandoned in a newspaper parcel on the doorstep of a Moomin orphanage, to when he ran away to see the world and was lucky enough to meet Moominmamma.
|Finn Family Moomintroll by Tove Jansson : INR711 ISBN: 9780241344491|
Finn Family Moomintroll is the best-loved book in the cult classic Moomin series by Tove Jansson. A must-read for both children and adults. Poor little chap! He had been turned into a very strange animal indeed . . . Although they''re small, fat and shy creatures, Moomins have the most amazing adventures. It all begins when Moominpappa tries on a magic hat that makes exciting and funny things happen . . . ''They seem to grow in wisdom and delight every time I read them'' - Philip Pullman ''A beautifully strange world, excquisitely illustrated'' - Lauren Child Tove Jansson was born in Finland in 1914. She began her career as a cartoonist and went on to write and illustrate many books for adults and children. She drew her first Moomin in the 1930s, just for fun, and in 1945 he became a character in a children''s story. Tove became world-famous for her Moomin books, which began with The Moomins and the Great Flood, closely followed by Comet in Moominland and Finn Family Moomintroll. Tove Jansson received many prestigious awards during her lifetime, including the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal. She died in 2001, aged 87.
|Penguin English Library Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen : INR566 ISBN: 9780141389424|
The Penguin English Library Edition of Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen ''To look almost pretty, is an acquisition of higher delight to a girl who has been looking plain the first fifteen years of her life, than a beauty from her cradle can ever receive'' During an eventful season at Bath, young, naïve Catherine Morland experiences the joys of fashionable society for the first time. She is delighted with her new acquaintances: flirtatious Isabella, who shares Catherine''s love of Gothic romance and horror, and sophisticated Henry and Eleanor Tilney, who invite her to their father''s mysterious house, Northanger Abbey. There, her imagination influenced by novels of sensation and intrigue, Catherine imagines terrible crimes committed by General Tilney. With its broad comedy and irrepressible heroine, this is the most youthful and and optimistic of Jane Austen''s works. The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.
|Trust No One by Anthony Mosawi : INR716 ISBN: 9780718186418|
I Am Pilgrim meets Nomad in TRUST NO ONE, a high-concept read that grips and entertains like a Hollywood thriller My name is Sara Eden. I was born in Scotland in 1980. My mother died at birth. My father was a tourist. This is all Sara Eden knows about herself. She has few links to he past: the cassette player, a cheap gold necklace, a few scraps of paper. And a Polaroid of a stranger with one line: ''Don''t trust this man''. As she begins to unravel her past, Sara discovers that she was imprisoned by a group of agents now moving heaven and earth to find her. She knows that she is important to them. She knows they consider her a threat. But the highly trained forces on her heels are only part of the danger she faces. There''s something in Sara''s background that is more dangerous, more deadly, than her pursuers can even imagine. And the only thing Sara knows for certain is that she must Trust No One.
|Man Who Made Things Out Of Trees by Robert Penn : INR1698 ISBN: 9781846148422|
Robert Penn cut down an ash tree to see how many things could be made from it. After all, ash is the tree we have made the greatest and most varied use of over the course of human history. Journeying from Wales across Europe and Ireland to the USA, Robert finds that the ancient skills and knowledge of the properties of ash, developed over millennia making wheels and arrows, furniture and baseball bats, are far from dead. The book chronicles how the urge to understand and appreciate trees still runs through us all like grain through wood.
|Odd Bods by Steven Butler : INR620 ISBN: 9780141362427|
Ava is an odd bod Boris is too . . . Clara, we''re not sure about. I think she is, don''t you? Odd Bods is a celebration of every weird and wild child - a hilarious, raucous and occasionally bizarre romp through the quirks and habits of some seriously odd bods. It is the first picture book written by super storyteller Steven Butler and is illustrated by the fantastically talented Jarvis.
|Meg In The Jungle by Unknown : INR707 ISBN: 9780141367408|
In this new adventure, Meg, Mog and Owl explore the jungle, meet a friendly elephant, a sinister snake - and a tiger without any stripes! But can Meg''s spell help or might things get a little more tricky for our hapless heroes? The Meg and Mog books have been entertaining children for over 40 years; with their vibrant and unique artwork - they are perfect for sharing together, reading alone, and exploring the colours, shapes and characters in the pictures.
|Chicken Nugget by Michelle Robinson : INR788 ISBN: 9780723294443|
Chicken Nugget is a hilarious new picture book by Michelle Robinson and Tom McLaughlin. My name is Nugget. Chicken Nugget.This is my family.I''m the smallest. And when you''re the smallest, nobody ever listens. When Nugget''s long-lost-cousin Franz turns up, all isn''t quite as it seems. There''s definitely something fishy - or foxy - about this chicken. This is Nugget''s chance to save the day, because sometimes the bravest hero of all is just a little chicken.