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Tilly And The Time Machine by Adrian Edmondson : INR707 ISBN: 9780141372457

Tilly is seven and a half - and about to make history. When Tilly''s dad builds a time machine in the shed there''s only one place she really wants to go: back to her sixth birthday party, when she ate too many cupcakes and her mummy was still here. But then something goes wrong! Tilly''s dad gets stuck in the past and only she can save him . . . Will they make it back in time for tea?
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Goodnight Spaceman by Michelle Robinson : INR707 ISBN: 9780141377452

Inspired by ESA astronaut Tim Peake and his sons, and featuring an introduction from Tim, this is the perfect bedtime book! Two space-mad little boys get ready for bed and say goodnight to their toy rockets, launch pads and planet mobiles, before being whisked away into space on an adventure beyond their wildest dreams . . . Tim Peake is the first official British ESA astronaut. He left Earth on 15th December 2015 to begin a six month long mission aboard the International Space Station. His time in space has been watched by millions and he is inspiring a new generation of explorers, adventurers and questioners.
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Master Bun The Bakers' Boy by Allan Ahlberg : INR707 ISBN: 9780141377469

Bertie Bun was born to be a baker. His mum is a baker. His dad is a baker. Even his grandparents were bakers. But Bertie has a big problem - he''s bored of bread! He wants to be a butcher''s boy, or a bus-driver''s boy or even a balloonist''s boy - and his wishes are going to land him in lots of trouble ... Based on the classic ''Happy Families'' card game, this highly entertaining series is ideal for reading and sharing at home or at school. It is guided by the Education Adviser, Brian Thompson, and written by the award-winning author, Allan Ahlberg. ''The best thing to happen to beginner readers since Dr Seuss'' Children''s Rights Workshop.
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Miss Brick The Builders' Baby by Allan Ahlberg : INR707 ISBN: 9780141377476

Mr and Mrs Brick are builders, just like their mothers and fathers and grandmothers and grandfathers. But their new baby doesn''t seem to be following in their footsteps. Instead of building things up, she keeps knocking things down! Based on the classic ''Happy Families'' card game, this highly entertaining series is ideal for reading and sharing at home or at school. It is guided by the Education Adviser, Brian Thompson, and written by the award-winning author, Allan Ahlberg. ''The best thing to happen to beginner readers since Dr Seuss'' Children''s Rights Workshop.
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Captain Flinn And The Pirate Dinosaurs The Missing Treasure by Giles Andreae : INR707 ISBN: 9780141500492

Giles Andreae and Russell Ayto''s super-fun Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs: Missing Treasure! When Flinn first met the Pirate Dinosaurs, he thought that he had taught them a lesson. But the real lesson is this - never trust a pirate, but never ever trust a pirate dinosaur. This time, Flinn is hot on the trail of some stolen treasure and he knows exactly who''s to blame. With the help of his friends and Captain Gurgleguts, fearless Flinn tracks the rotten crew to the Lost Island. So far, so good, but Flinn and his pals hadn''t reckoned on the dinosaur''s secret weapon - the Giganotosaurus, T-Rex''s cousin and the biggest dino the world has ever known! Will our hero be able to sail out of trouble this time? And what about all that stolen treasure? Luckily, every baddie has a weak spot and it''s not long before the swashbuckling Flinn fights his way to victory! Giles Andreae is an award-winning children''s author and has written both fiction titles and best-selling picture books. His picture book, The Lion Who Wanted to Dance, won The Federation of Children''s Book Award in the best picture book category in 1998. However, he is probably most famous as the creator of the phenomenally successful Purple Ronnie, Britain''s favourite stickman. Giles lives in Notting Hill with his wife and three young children. Russell has illustrated books by prolific children''s authors such as Ian Whybrow and Cressida Cowell. The Witch''s Children was shortlisted for the Greenaway last year and this year The Witch''s Children and the Queen is on the Smarties shortlist. Russell lives in Penzance, Cornwall. Don''t miss the other Captain Flinn picture books - they''re all rip-roaring fun! Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs; Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs: Missing Treasure!; Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs: Smugglers Bay!; Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs: The Magic Cutlass And Giles Andreae''s brilliant book with illustrator Korky Paul: Sir Scallywag and the Golden Underpants
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Goodnight Princess by Michelle Robinson : INR525 ISBN: 9780723273479

The perfect bedtime book from Nick East and Michelle Robinson - Goodnight Princess As a little girl says goodnight to her dressing up clothes and dolls she is transformed into a princess in a magical realm. A beautiful rhyming text is accompanied by atmospheric illustrations which will delight and soothe all little girls as they snuggle up in bed. A follow-up to the wonderful Goodnight Tractor and Goodnight Digger, this is the perfect bedtime book. Michelle Robinson has always wanted to be an author like her hero Roald Dahl, but all they had in common was the same birthday and a love of chocolate. Now at last, Michelle is a real author too. She lives in Frome, Somerset with her husband, son and daughter. Visit her at www.michellerobinson.co.uk. Nick East has been working as a museum designer for the past 16 years but has always been a storyteller, whether as a child, filling sketchbooks with quirky characters, or as a designer displaying a collection of ancient artifacts. Nick lives near York with his wife and two children and, when he isn''t drawing, he is out riding bikes and spending time with his family.
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Touch And Feel Fairy Tales Goldilocks And The Three Bears by Ladybird : INR648 ISBN: 9781409304470

This Ladybird retelling of Goldilocks and the Three Bears is a wonderful introduction to classic fairy tales for toddlers and preschool children. Enjoy reading the simple text together, looking at the bright pictures and feeling the different touch-and-feels on every page.
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Wereworld Rage Of Lions Book 2 by Curtis Jobling : INR613 ISBN: 9780141333403

YOUNG WEREWOLF DREW FERRAN IS THE FUTURE KING OF WESTLAND. He has the makings of a great warrior - but first he must master the blade and the beast. When Lady Gretchen is abducted by the Werelion Prince Lucas, Drew and his friends embark on a perilous chase to stop the prince fleeing to his homeland of Bast. As Drew encounters terrifying new Werelords along the way, he is led to the exotic city of Cape Gala, where the forces of Onyx, the Beast of Bast, await. Now Drew must summon all of his courage and strength - because the Catlords are ready to attack . . .
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Reborn by Sarah Lotz : INR1648 ISBN: 9780718187484

A BRAND NEW NOVEL BASED ON THE SMASH-HIT COMIC BOOK SERIES CREATED BY MARK MILLAR AND GREG CAPULLO, WRITTEN BY CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED AUTHOR SARAH LOTZ.
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This Little Puffin by Elizabeth Matterson : INR535 ISBN: 9780140340488

No parent, teacher or nursery group should be without this classic treasury. There are songs, rhymes and games for every occasion, all chosen for their proven popularity with young children. Collected from all over Britain, the contents reflect the cultural diversity of the nation, making it an outstandingly rich and stimulating collection. Since the first edition of This Little Puffin was published over thirty years ago, it has been revised and updated, allowing it to remain the most invaluable book of its kind.
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Modern Classics Love In A Cold Climate And Other Stories by Nancy Mitford : INR896 ISBN: 9780141181493

Nancy Mitford''s Love in a Cold Climate and Other Novels casts a finely gauged net to capture perfectly the foibles and fancies of the English upper class, and includes an introduction by Philip Hensher in Penguin Modern Classics. Nancy Mitford''s brilliantly witty, irreverent stories of the upper classes in pre-war London and Paris conjure up a world of glamour, gossip and decadence. In The Pursuit of Love, Love in a Cold Climate and The Blessing, her extraordinary heroines deal with armies of hilariously eccentric relatives, the excitement of love and passion, and the thrills of the social Season. But beneath the glittering surfaces and perfectly timed comic dialogue, Nancy Mitford''s novels are also touching hymns to a lost era and to the brevity of life and love from one of the most individual, beguiling and creative users of the language. Nancy Mitford (1904-1973) was born in London. A member of one of the aristocracy''s more eccentric families, and educated at home with a clutch of siblings, Mitford used childhood experience, lightly fictionalised, in her comic novels, including The Pursuit of Love (1945). She also wrote biographies, translated from the French and edited a celebrated symposium on English Aristocrats. If you enjoyed Love in a Cold Climate and Other Novels, you might like Evelyn Waugh''s Brideshead Revisited, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. ''Very funny ... inimitable and irresistible ... one of the most individual, beguiling and creative users of English this century'' Philip Hensher
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Our World by Little Mix : INR1698 ISBN: 9781405927420

Telling their story in their own words, with exclusive photos and behind-the-scenes gossip, this is a must-have for any Little Mix fan. Little Mix are the UK''s most successful girl band. They first found fame - and each other - on The X Factor in 2011. Five years later they have gone from strength to strength, achieving huge global success. With three platinum-selling albums in the UK and over 14 million record sales worldwide, the band are both adored by their fans and critically acclaimed for their brilliant music. In this book the girls share the real behind-the-scenes story of both their personal lives and their success. They reveal the many highs - what it feels like to perform in front of thousands of people; the excitement of seeing your music soar to Number One around the world - but also the lows. Through it all the girls have had each other, and their incredibly close friendship has grown stronger and stronger as the years have gone by. Now the girls are like sisters, and in this book they share their journeys and how it feels for your dreams to come true. Brimming with exclusive photos, this book shares with us the girls'' innermost secrets - their hopes and dreams for the future, their families, their relationships, their style advice and above all their friendship. This book is Little Mix''s story in their own words and tells you everything you need to know about their lives both in and out of the spotlight.
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Molly And The Night Monster by Chris Wormell : INR716 ISBN: 9780241363485

When Molly wakes up in the middle of the night, she hears the sound of a step on the stairs. It could be a crocodile creeping up to catch her . . . Or a giant giraffe outside on the landing . . . Or an enormous elephant turning the doorknob and opening the door . . . Or even a night monster come to gobble her up . . . But when Molly surprises the tiptoeing beast, she gets an even bigger surprise of her own! This edition is a beautiful reissue of a children''s modern classic.
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Forgive Me by Lesley Pearse : INR825 ISBN: 9780241961490

Lesley Pearse, No. 1 UK bestselling author of Dead to Me and The Woman in the Wood, brings Forgive Me, a compelling story of a daughter uncovering her mother''s secret past. Eva Patterson''s life is forever altered by the devastating discovery of her mother, Flora, dead in the bath leaving only a note: ''Forgive Me''. Until Flora''s suicide, Eva''s world had been secure - but overnight everything changes. For when Flora leaves Eva a London artist''s studio in her will, she finds her mother had a secret past. In the studio''s attic are Flora''s paintings and diaries, and Eva learns her mother was a popular artist in the swinging sixties. Eva''s hunt for answers uncovers clues to a shocking crime which led Flora to hide her past. But will discovering the truth destroy Eva''s belief in everything she holds dear? And will this journey lead her and those she loves into danger? From the author of international bestseller, Stolen, Forgive Me is an intense and gripping story of love and forgiveness. ''Engrossing and emotional, it''s another winner from Lesley Pearse'' Woman''s Own ''I absolutely loved this book. The characters are likeable and the writing is always brilliant'' Sun ''Intriguing, heart-tugging, beautifully written'' Closer
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Admiral Hornblower by C S Forester : INR1509 ISBN: 9780140119404

An omnibus edition compromising of four C S Forester''s classic seafaring tales about Horatio Hornblower, namely: Flying Colours, The Commodore, Lord Hornblower and Hornblower in the West Indies.
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Penguin English Library Howards End by E M Forster : INR769 ISBN: 9780141199405

The Penguin English Library Edition of Howards End by E. M. Forster ''The poor cannot always reach those whom they want to love, and they can hardly ever escape from those whom they love no longer. We rich can'' ''Only connect.'' is the idea at the heart of this book, a heartbreaking and provocative tale of three families at the beginning of the twentieth century: the rich Wilcoxes, the gentle, idealistic Schlegels and the lower-middle class Basts. As the Schlegel sisters try desperately to help the Basts and educate the close-minded Wilcoxes, the families are drawn together in love, lies and death. Frequently cited as E. M. Forster''s finest work, Howards End brilliantly explores class warfare, conflict and the English character. 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.
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Invincible by Amy Lawrence : INR861 ISBN: 9780241970492

In 2003-04, Arsenal overcame every conceivable challenge to complete a 38-game league without a single loss. It was a feat unequalled in modern football. But for Arsene Wenger''s ''Invincibles'', a team including legends Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira and Dennis Bergkamp, it was a challenge that went far beyond sport. Based on exclusive players interviews, this definitive book relives the pivotal games and moments, and allows the Invincibles to tell their own story. It takes readers inside the locker room, to reveal the teamwork, the psychology and the struggle behind one of the greatest teams in history.
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Modern Classics Day Of The Triffids by John Wyndham : INR896 ISBN: 9780141185415

When Bill Masen wakes up blindfolded in hospital there is a bitter irony in his situation. Carefully removing his bandages, he realizes that he is the only person who can see: everyone else, doctors and patients alike, have been blinded by a meteor shower. Now, with civilization in chaos, the triffids - huge, venomous, large-rooted plants able to ''walk'', feeding on human flesh - can have their day. The Day of the Triffids, published in 1951, expresses many of the political concerns of its time: the Cold War, the fear of biological experimentation and the man-made apocalypse. However, with its terrifyingly believable insights into the genetic modification of plants, the book is more relevant today than ever before. John Wyndham was born in 1903. After a wide experience of the English preparatory school he was at Bedales from 1918 to 1921. Careers which he tried included farming, law, commercial art, and advertising, and he first started writing short stories, intended for sale, in 1925. During the war he was in the Civil Service and afterwards in the Army. In 1946 he began writing his major science fiction novels including The Kraken Wakes, The Chrysalids and The Midwich Cuckoos.
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Witchcraft by Suzannah Lipscomb : INR707 ISBN: 9780718188436

** A MAGICAL STOCKING FILLER FOR AN INQUISITIVE MIND. ** Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Witchcraft is a clear, simple and entertaining introduction to the magical myths that have coloured the popular imagination for centuries. Written by celebrated historian and broadcaster Dr Suzannah Lipscomb, Witchcraft explores the moment in history when witches were perceived to be especially dangerous: the famous witch hunts between 1450 and 1750. Written by the leading lights and most outstanding communicators in their fields, the Ladybird Expert books provide clear, accessible and authoritative introductions to subjects drawn from science, history and culture. For an adult readership, the Ladybird Expert series is produced in the same iconic small hardback format pioneered by the original Ladybirds. Each beautifully illustrated book features the first new illustrations produced in the original Ladybird style for nearly forty years.
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The Great Science Fiction by H G Wells : INR1320 ISBN: 9780241277492

''No one would have believed, in the last years of the nineteenth century, that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man''s'' Exploring the primordial nightmares that lurk within humanity''s dreams of progress and technology, H. G. Wells was a science fiction pioneer. This new omnibus edition brings together four of his hugely original and influential science-fiction novels - The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man and The War of the Worlds - with his most unsettling and strange short stories. Containing monstrous experiments, terrifying journeys, alien occupiers and grotesque creatures, these visionary tales discomfit and disturb, and retain the power to trouble our sense of who we are. With an introduction by Matthew Beaumont
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The Lark by E. Nesbit : INR636 ISBN: 9780241983485

''A charming and brilliantly entertaining novel... shot through with the light-hearted Nesbit touch'' Penelope Lively, from the introduction When did two girls of our age have such a chance as we''ve got - to have a lark entirely on our own? No chaperone, no rules, no... No present income or future prospects, said Lucilla. It''s 1919 and Jane and her cousin Lucilla leave school to find that their guardian has gambled away their money, leaving them with only a small cottage in the English countryside. In an attempt to earn their living, the orphaned cousins embark on a series of misadventures - cutting flowers from their front garden and selling them to passers-by, inviting paying guests who disappear without paying - all the while endeavouring to stave off the attentions of male admirers, in a bid to secure their independence. ''To come upon any Nesbit today, hitherto unread... is like receiving a letter from a friend whom you have believed dead'' New York Times ''A wry, charming delight of a book'' The Pool
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King And Emperor by Janet L. Nelson : INR2545 ISBN: 9780713992434

''A remarkable book: the dramatic story of a truly extraordinary man ... brilliant'' Helen Castor, author of She-Wolves A major new biography of one of the most extraordinary of all rulers, and the father of present-day Europe Charles, king of the Franks, is one of the most remarkable figures ever to rule a European super-state. That is why he is so often called by the French ''Charlemagne'', and by the Germans ''Karl der Grosse''. His strength of character was felt to be remarkable from early in his long reign. Warfare and accident, vermin and weather have destroyed much of the evidence for his rule in the twelve centuries since his death, but a remarkable amount still survives. Janet L. Nelson''s wonderful new book brings together everything we know about Charlemagne and sifts through the evidence to come as close as we can to understanding the man and his motives. Nelson has an extraordinary knowledge of the sources and much of the book is a sort of detective story, prying into and interpreting fascinating material and often obdurate scraps, from prayerbooks to skeletons, gossip to artwork. Above all, Charles''s legacy lies in his deeds and their continuing resonance, as he shaped duchies and counties, rebuilt and founded towns and monasteries, and consciously set himself up not just as King of the Franks, but as the new ''Emperor governing the Roman Empire''. His successors - in some ways to the present day - have struggled to interpret, misinterpret, copy or subvert Charlemagne''s legacy. Nelson gets us as close as we can ever hope to come to the real figure, as understood in his own time.
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A History Of The Middle East by Peter Mansfield : INR1509 ISBN: 9780141988467

Over the centuries the Middle East has confounded the dreams of conquerors and peacemakers alike. This now-classic book, fully updated, follows the historic struggles of the region over the last two hundred years, from Napoleon''s assault on Egypt, through the slow decline and fall of the Ottoman Empire, to the painful emergence of modern nations, the Palestinian question and Islamic resurgence. For this new edition, Economist journalist and Middle East correspondent Nicolas Pelham has written extensive new material examining recent developments throughout the Middle East, including the aftermaths of the ''Arab Spring'', the situation in Iran, the continuing Arab-Israeli conflict and the unfolding disasters of the Syrian and Yemeni civil war.
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Key Words With Peter And Jane #2 Have A Go Series B by Ladybird : INR310 ISBN: 9781409301493

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 2b is all about the things Peter and Jane like, and introduces 27 new words including ''you'', ''want'', ''look'' and ''jump''. Once this book has been completed, the child moves on to book 3b. The Key Words with Peter and Jane books work because each of the key words is introduced gradually and repeated frequently. This builds confidence in children when they recognise these key words on sight (also known as the ''look and say'' method of learning). Examples of key words are: the, one, two, he. There are 12 levels, each with 3 books: a, b, and c. Series a:Gradually introduces new words Series b:Provides further practise of words featured in the ''a'' series Series c:Links reading with writing and phonics. All the words that have been introduced in each ''a'' and ''b'' book are also reinforced in the ''c'' books
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Connected World by Philip Larrey : INR1545 ISBN: 9780241308424

The world as we know it is changing. Driverless cars, drone deliveries and autonomous weapon systems are no longer the stuff of science fiction. But what''s next for technology and business, and how will it impact our society? In Connected World, Philip Larrey of the Pontifical Lateran University explores the consequences of the new digital age in conversation with leaders including Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP, Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google''s parent company Alphabet, and Maurice Lévy, CEO of Publicis Groupe. Ranging from the death of privacy to the rise of artificial intelligence, Connected World asks the existential questions which will come to define our age.
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The Climb by Chris Froome : INR965 ISBN: 9780241969427

WINNER OF THE 2018 GIRO D''ITALIA! THREE TIME WINNER OF THE TOUR DE FRANCE. THE FIRST MAN SINCE BERNARD HINAULT TO HOLD THE MAGLIA ROSA, THE MAILLOT JAUNE AND THE MAILLOT ROJO AT THE SAME TIME. THIS IS CHRIS FROOME IN HIS OWN WORDS. ''Engaging, vividly evoked'' Mail on Sunday, Books of the Year ''What Chris has done is phenomenal'' Sir Chris Hoy Growing up in Kenya, biking down mile after mile of dusty road, and staying in a humble tin hut, he developed a fierce passion and determination to win. The road to Europe was long, gruelling and filled with setbacks - but it prepared him for teamwork as a domestique and then the leap to leader of Team Sky and a shot at winning the Tour de France. In The Climb, written with the renowned investigative reporter David Walsh, he vividly recounts the struggles, the rivalries, the battles, the comebacks. Finally he traces his path to triumph and his mission to help clean up cycling. Inspiring and exhilarating, it will leave you ready to face your own challenges in life, whatever they may be.
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Aethelred (penguin Monarchs) by Richard Abels : INR1352 ISBN: 9780141979496

A major new title in the Penguin Monarchs series In his fascinating new book in the Penguin Monarchs series, Richard Abels examines the long and troubled reign of Aethelred II the ''Unraed'', the ''Ill-Advised''. It is characteristic of Aethelred''s reign that its greatest surviving work of literature, the poem The Battle of Maldon, should be a record of heroic defeat. Perhaps no ruler could have stemmed the encroachment of wave upon wave of Viking raiders, but Aethelred will always be associated with that failure. Richard Abels is Professor Emeritus at the United States Naval Academy. He is the author of Alfred the Great: War, Kingship and Culture in Anglo-Saxon England and Lordship and Military Obligation in Anglo-Saxon England. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
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Doctor Who by Bbc : INR756 ISBN: 9781405926492

Join the Doctor for brand-new adventures on board the TARDIS in the Doctor Who Annual 2017. Inside you''ll find fantastic features on the latest series, including an appearance from the Doctor''s new companion, Bill! With facts about the latest terrifying monsters, exciting comic strips, stories, puzzles and activities and more, it''s the perfect read for any fan of the brilliant BBC show, Doctor Who.
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The Penguin English Library Sign Of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle : INR707 ISBN: 9780141395487

The Penguin English Library edition 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 . . .
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Dinosaur Trouble by Smith Dick King : INR613 ISBN: 9780141318455

''T. rex! T. rex! Run!'' The terrible Tyrannosaurus rex is scaring all the dinosaur families that live on the Great Plain. Nosy, the little pterodactyl, and his great friend Banty, the apatosaurus, agree that T. rex has got to be stopped. But how? Luckily Nosy has a plan ...
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James I (penguin Monarchs) by Thomas Cogswell : INR1140 ISBN: 9780141980416

James''s reign marked one of the rare breaks in England''s monarchy. Already James VI of Scotland, he rode south on Elizabeth I''s death to become James I of England and Ireland, uniting the British Isles for the first time and founding the Stuart dynasty which would, with several lurches, reign for over a century. His descendant still occupies the throne. Thomas Cogswell''s dramatic new biography brings James to life as a complex, learned, curious man and great survivor, one who drastically changed court life in London and presided over the Authorized Version of the Bible and the establishment of English settlements across the globe. Although he failed to unite England and Scotland, he insisted that ambassadors acknowledge him as King of Great Britain, and that vessels from both countries display a version of the current Union Flag. Cogswell tells the story of James''s personal life and private passions as much as his public achievements. James was often accused of being too informal and insufficiently regal - but when his son, Charles I, decided to redress these criticisms in his own reign he was destroyed. This is a vivid portrait of an often underappreciated monarch.
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Ladybird Histories Anglo Saxons by Ladybird Ladybird : INR477 ISBN: 9780723294429

Ladybird Histories is a series of books about periods and people in history that children find especially engaging and that are often taught in schools. Packed full of interesting and entertaining details that will delight all readers - from lifestyles, battles, and important characters to the influence the past has played on the world around us today. The Ladybird History Book about the Anglo Saxons is the ideal homework help book for primary school children. Packed with everything you need to know about this great civilisation, this book is perfect for all school project work. It is packed with information about topics such as where and how they lived, and their impact on history. Other titles in the Ladybird Histories series are First World War, Second World War, Tudors and Stuarts, Ancient Egyptians, Vikings, Romans, Greeks
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Ladybird Histories Ancient Greeks by Ladybird Ladybird : INR481 ISBN: 9780723294436

Ladybird Histories is a series of books about periods and people in history that children find especially engaging and that are often taught in schools. Each book is packed full of interesting and entertaining details that will delight all readers - from lifestyles, battles and important characters, to the influence of the past on the world around us today. Ladybird Histories: Ancient Greeks is the ideal homework help book for primary school children. Packed with everything they need to know about life in ancient Greece, this book is perfect for all school project work. It is packed with information about topics such as what the ancient Greeks wore, what they ate and who their leaders were.
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Key Words With Peter And Jane #12 The Holiday Camp Mystery Ser A by Ladybird : INR310 ISBN: 9781409301400

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 12a follows Peter and Jane''s adventures at the holiday camp in 126 new words, including ''party'', ''competition'', ''natural'' and ''longest''. Once this book has been completed, the child moves on to book 12b. The Key Words with Peter and Jane books work because each of the key words is introduced gradually and repeated frequently. This builds confidence in children when they recognise these key words on sight (also known as the ''look and say'' method of learning). Examples of key words are: the, one, two, he. There are 12 levels, each with 3 books: a, b, and c. Series a:Gradually introduces new words. Series b:Provides further practise of words featured in the ''a'' series. Series c:Links reading with writing and phonics. All the words that have been introduced in each ''a'' and ''b'' book are also reinforced in the ''c'' books.
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Key Words With Peter And Jane #12 Mountain Adventure Series B by Ladybird : INR310 ISBN: 9781409301417

Book 12b explores Peter and Jane''s mountain adventure in 131 new words, including '' goodbye'', ''suggested'', ''clouds'' and ''discussed''. Once this book has been completed, the child moves on to book 12c. The Key Words with Peter and Jane books work because each of the key words is introduced gradually and repeated frequently. This builds confidence in children when they recognise these key words on sight (also known as the ''look and say'' method of learning). Examples of key words are: the, one, two, he. There are 12 levels, each with 3 books: a, b, and c. Series a:Gradually introduces new words. Series b:Provides further practise of words featured in the ''a'' series. Series c:Links reading with writing and phonics. All the words that have been introduced in each ''a'' and ''b'' book are also reinforced in the ''c'' books.
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Key Words With Peter And Jane #12 The Open Door To Reading Ser C by Ladybird : INR239 ISBN: 9781409301424

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 12c provides the link with writing for the words used in 12a and 12b. Once this book has been completed, the child has finished the reading scheme. The Key Words with Peter and Jane books work because each of the key words is introduced gradually and repeated frequently. This builds confidence in children when they recognise these key words on sight (also known as the ''look and say'' method of learning). Examples of key words are: the, one, two, he. There are 12 levels, each with 3 books: a, b, and c. Series a:Gradually introduces new words. Series b:Provides further practise of words featured in the ''a'' series. Series c:Links reading with writing and phonics. All the words that have been introduced in each ''a'' and ''b'' book are also reinforced in the ''c'' books.
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Dear Hound by Jill Murphy : INR620 ISBN: 9780141323459

Alfie the deerhound is a large grey puppy. He loves his boy Charlie, and cheese, and he''s very good at digging holes. But poor Alfie has got lost and he''s scared - of thunderstorms and being hungry and never seeing Charlie again . . . Meanwhile, Charlie doesn''t know what to do - but one thing is for sure: he''ll never stop looking for his dear hound. Can Alfie ever find his way back to Charlie - and his great big squashy beanbag in the kitchen? Written and illustrated by Jill Murphy, the creator of the much-loved Worst Witch series and picture book classics such as Peace at Last and The Large Family.
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The Silent Deep by Peter Hennessy : INR1320 ISBN: 9780241959480

''The Ministry of Defence does not comment upon submarine operations'' is the standard response of officialdom to enquiries about the most secretive and mysterious of Britain''s armed forces, the Royal Navy Submarine Service. Written with unprecedented co-operation from the Service itself and privileged access to documents and personnel, The Silent Deep is the first authoritative history of the Submarine Service from the end of the Second World War to the present. It gives the most complete account yet published of the development of Britain''s submarine fleet, its capabilities, its weapons, its infrastructure, its operations and above all - from the testimony of many submariners and the first-hand witness of the authors - what life is like on board for the denizens of the silent deep. Dramatic episodes are revealed for the first time: how HMS Warspite gathered intelligence against the Soviet Navy''s latest ballistic-missile-carrying submarine in the late 1960s; how HMS Sovereign made what is probably the longest-ever trail of a Soviet (or Russian) submarine in 1978; how HMS Trafalgar followed an exceptionally quiet Soviet ''Victor III'', probably commanded by a Captain known as ''the Prince of Darkness'', in 1986. It also includes the first full account of submarine activities during the Falklands War. But it was not all victories: confrontations with Soviet submarines led to collisions, and the extent of losses to UK and NATO submarine technology from Cold War spy scandals are also made more plain here than ever before. In 1990 the Cold War ended - but not for the Submarine Service. Since June 1969, it has been the last line of national defence, with the awesome responsibility of carrying Britain''s nuclear deterrent. The story from Polaris to Trident - and now ''Successor'' - is a central theme of the book. In the year that it is published, Russian submarines have once again been detected off the UK''s shores. As Britain comes to decide whether to renew its submarine-carried nuclear deterrent, The Silent Deep provides an essential historical perspective.
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Key Words With Peter And Jane #9 Jump From The Sky Series B by Ladybird : INR310 ISBN: 9781409301455

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 9b, Peter and Jane visit an air show and introduce 109 new words, including ''sometimes'', ''interesting'', ''jumping'' and ''balloon''. 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.
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Key Words With Peter And Jane #10 Adventure At The Castle B Serie by Ladybird : INR310 ISBN: 9781409301479

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 10b, Peter and Jane discover secrets at a castle in 54 new words including, ''arrange'', ''asleep'', ''river'' and ''suddenly''. The Key Words with Peter and Jane books work because each of the key words is introduced gradually and repeated frequently. This builds confidence in children when they recognise these key words on sight (also known as the ''look and say'' method of learning). Examples of key words are: the, one, two, he. There are 12 levels, each with 3 books: a, b, and c. Series a:Gradually introduces new words. Series b:Provides further practise of words featured in the ''a'' series. Series c:Links reading with writing and phonics. All the words that have been introduced in each ''a'' and ''b'' book are also reinforced in the ''c'' books.
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Key Words With Peter And Jane 9 Games We Like Series A by Ladybird : INR310 ISBN: 9781409301486

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 9a, Peter and Jane play games and sports in 111 new words, including ''skipping'', ''quickly'', ''treasure'' and ''paints''. 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.
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George Vi (penguin Monarchs) by Philip Ziegler : INR518 ISBN: 9780141987477

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.
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Elizabeth Alone by William Trevor : INR896 ISBN: 9780241969458

Elizabeth Alone by William Trevor - a powerful and moving novel from one of the world''s finest writers After nineteen years of marriage, three children and a brief but passionate affair followed by a quick divorce, Elizabeth Aidallbery has to go to hospital for an emergency operation. From her hospital bed she has the leisure to take stock of her life, and frankly it doesn''t look very edifying: there''s the 17 year old daughter who''s run off to a commune with her boyfriend; an old hopeless suitor who continues to press his claims; and of course the memory of the havoc she caused by the affair. No doubt she could put her life back in order. But need that involve all those people who cause her so much heartache? Readers of Love and Summer and Felicia''s Journey will be delighted by Elizabeth Alone. It will also be enjoyed by readers of Colm Toibin and William Boyd. ''A finely observed, gently sensitive comedy, delightful to read'' Daily Telegraph ''Trevor is a master of both language and storytelling'' Hilary Mantel William Trevor was born in Mitchelstown, County Cork, in 1928, and was educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He has lived in England for many years. The author of numerous acclaimed collections of short stories and novels, he has won many awards including the Whitbread Book of the Year, The James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence. He has been shortlisted three times for the Booker Prize: in 1976 with his novel The Children of Dynmouth, in 1991 with Reading Turgenev and in 2002 with The Story of Lucy Gault. He recently received the prestigious David Cohen Literature Prize in recognition of a lifetime''s literary achievement.
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Modern Classics Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf : INR761 ISBN: 9780141182490

A brand new series of five of Woolf''s major works, in beautifully designed hardback editions On a June morning in 1923, Clarissa Dalloway is preparing for a party and remembering her past. Elsewhere in London, Septimus Smith is suffering from shell-shock and on the brink of madness. Their days interweave and their lives converge as the party reaches its glittering climax. Here, Virginia Woolf perfected the interior monologue and the novel''s lyricism and accessibility have made it one of her most popular works.
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Starting School by Allan Ahlberg : INR707 ISBN: 9780723273462

Janet and Allan Ahlberg''s classic, Starting School. From first day nerves to finding your peg, this reassuring read is full of humour and fun for children and parents alike. A classic picture book which offers advice and enjoyment for the whole family before school starts. Allan Ahlberg, a former teacher, postman, plumber''s mate and grave digger, is in the super-league of children''s writers. He has published over 100 children''s books and, with his late wife Janet, created such award winning picture books as EACH PEACH PEAR PLUM and THE JOLLY POSTMAN - both winners of the Kate Greenaway Medal. He has also written prize-winning poetry and fiction and lives in Bath.
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My Brother's Famous Bottom Makes A Splash! by Jeremy Strong : INR613 ISBN: 9780141385426

A new hilarious adventure in the My Brother''s Famous Bottom series by King of Comedy, Jeremy Strong. Nicholas and his family are off on holiday to Turkey! But with Cheese and Tomato causing chaos with stray tortoises, Dad having to be rescued by the lifeguard, and Mum setting off the hotel sprinkler system with her belly-dancing routine, rest and relaxation are not on the cards!
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Cars by Ladybird : INR310 ISBN: 9780241244449

Brand new titles for 2016 from the best-selling Read it Yourself with Ladybird.Learn about lots of different cars - big cars, little cars, fast cars and special cars. See what they look like and who drives them.For over thirty-five years, the best-selling Read it yourself with Ladybird has helped children learn to read.All books feature essential key words. Title-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.
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King Jack And The Dragon Book And Cd by Peter Bently : INR707 ISBN: 9780723293439

King Jack and the Dragon is a magical make-believe story illustrated by Helen Oxenbury Night is falling, bedtime is looming and playtime is nearly over . . . but brave King Jack is more than a match for dragons and terrible beasties. This magical make-believe adventure, illustrated by picture book star Helen Oxenbury, is the perfect bedtime tale for little boys and brave children everywhere. This paperback and CD features a wonderful audio retelling of this lovely bedtime story.
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Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend : INR761 ISBN: 9780141046464

''The funniest person in the world'' Caitlin Moran Celebrate Adrian Mole''s 50th Birthday with this new edition of the FIFTH BOOK in his diaries, where Adrian faces divorce, fatherhood and (short-lived) television stardom. --------------------------- Wednesday August 13th Here I am again - in my old bedroom. Older, wiser, but with less hair, unfortunately. The atmosphere in this house is very bad. The dog looks permanently exhausted. Every time the phone rings my mother snatches it up as though a kidnapper were on the line. Adrian Mole is thirty, single and a father. His cooking at a top London restaurant has been equally mocked (''the sausage on my plate could have been a turd'') and celebrated (will he be the nation''s first celebrity offal chef?). And the love of his life, Pandora Braithwaite, is too busy as the newly elected MP for Ashby-de-la-Zouch to notice him. Frustrated, disappointed and undersexed, Adrian despairs until a letter from his past changes everything . . . ''With the Mole books, Townsend has an unrivalled claim to be this country''s foremost practising comic novelist'' Mail on Sunday ''Adrian Mole really is a brilliant comic creation. Every sentence is witty and well thought out, and the whole has reverberations beyond itself'' The Times ''One of the greatest comic creations. I can''t remember a more relentlessly funny book'' Daily Mirror ''Three cheers for Mole''s chaotic, non-achieving, dysfunctional family. We need him'' Evening Standard
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Revolting Rhymes And Dirty Beasts by Roald Dahl : INR990 ISBN: 9780141370439

Puffin Audiobooks presents two volumes of beastly poetry by Roald Dahl, complete and unabridged and raucously read by Miriam Margolyes, Stephen Mangan, and Tamsin Greig. The audiobook contains original music. In Revolting Rhymes, you can think again if you thought you knew the stories of some of the most popular fairy tales. Here are six of the best known retold, with more than a twist or two, by the master of the comic and the blood-curdling. In Dirty Beasts we meet a ghastly menagerie of wonderfully comic animals that can only have been invented by Roald Dahl. There is the toad that jumps to France - at his own peril; the pig who ponders the meaning of life; the anteater who gets the wrong end of the stick; and many more. Snigger, titter and laugh at their antics in this collection of irreverent and absurdly comic verse! 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.
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The Long '68 by Richard Vinen : INR1827 ISBN: 9780241343425

1968 saw an extraordinary range of protests across much of the western world. Some of these were genuinely revolutionary - around ten million French workers went on strike and the whole state teetered on the brink of collapse. Others were more easily contained, but had profound longer-term implications; terrorist groups, feminist collectives, gay rights activists could all trace important roots to 1968. Bill Clinton and even Tony Blair are, in many ways, the product of that year. The Long ''68 is a striking and original attempt half a century on to show how these events - from anti-war marches in the United States to revolts against Soviet oppression in eastern Europe - which in some ways still seem so current, stemmed from histories and societies that are in practice now extraordinarily remote from our own time. The book pursues the story into the 1970s to show both the ever more violent forms of radicalization that stemmed from 1968, and the brutal reactions from those in power that brought the era to an end.
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Penguin Essentials Goodbye To All That by Robert Graves : INR572 ISBN: 9780241951415

''There has been a lot of fighting hereabouts. The trenches have made themselves rather than been made, and run inconsequently in and out of the big thirty-foot high stacks of bricks; it is most confusing. The parapet of a trench which we don''t occupy is built up with ammunition boxes and corpses . . .'' In one of the most honest and candid self-portraits ever committed to paper, Robert Graves tells the extraordinary story of his experiences as a young officer in the First World War. He describes life in the trenches in vivid, raw detail, how the dehumanizing horrors he witnessed left him shell-shocked. They were to haunt him for the rest of his life.
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The Cartel by Stephen Breen : INR943 ISBN: 9780241980439

The Number 1 Bestseller - now fully updated! The definitive account of the rise of the Kinahan gang and the deadly feud that has shocked the nation. ''It''s incisive, it''s intriguing, it''s fascinating'' - Ryan Tubridy, RTÉ ''Fascinating!'' Keith Ward, FM104 He is one of Ireland''s most successful CEOs, running a global multinational with operations on every continent and a turnover in the billions. However, Christy Kinahan will never be celebrated in the financial press. For his business - drugs, guns, money-laundering, murder - also makes him Ireland''s leading criminal. While Kinahan kept a low profile as he grew his empire, by the time his crime cartel shot to public attention in 2010 it was known to European police forces for over a decade. In that year police raided members'' homes and premises in Spain, Ireland the UK. By then Kinahan and his sons Daniel and Christopher Jr were already among the richest men in Europe, with an estimated joint worth of €750m. However, events in February 2016 made Kinahan a household name. A daring and deadly gun attack in a suburban Dublin hotel - an attack targeting Daniel Kinahan (who escaped) - stunned the public and exposed the depth of enmity between the Kinahans and the family and associates of the veteran Dublin criminal, Gerry Hutch. Despite an intense garda crack-down on the gangsters'' activities, the body count continues to rise. The Cartel gives behind-the-scenes story of that initial Spanish-led raid on the Kinahans. The authors have had exclusive access to the wiretaps that tracked the cartel for two years and talked to key officers who investigated them. They expose the criminal clan''s aims and actions - in members'' own words - and reveal the surprising truths behind how they built their empire. And The Cartel brings the story bang up-to-date to explain the origins of and fall-out from the feud with the Hutches, one of the most violent and vicious Ireland has ever known - and one that could be the undoing of the Kinahans. The authors'' combined depth of knowledge - Stephen Breen has been a crime correspondent for over 15 years and in addition to writing about crime for over a decade, Owen Conlon is a fluent Spanish speaker - has culminated in a detailed and gripping account of double-crossing, vengeance and murder.
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The Tale Of Peter Rabbit Board Book by Beatrix Potter : INR556 ISBN: 9780723281429

A new board book edition of Beatrix Potter''s The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were - Flopsy, Mopsy , Cotton-tail, and Peter. Beatrix Potter''s classic tale of mischievous little Peter Rabbit has delighted generations of children around the world for generations since it was first published in 1902. This brand new board book edition includes the original text and illustrations and its sturdy format makes it perfect for an introduction to Peter Rabbit for very young children. Beatrix Potter is regarded as one of the world''s best-loved children''s authors of all time. From her first book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, published by Frederick Warne in 1902, she went on to create a series of stories based around animal characters including Mrs. Tiggy-winkle, Benjamin Bunny, Jemima Puddle-duck, Mr. Jeremy Fisher and Tom Kitten. Her humorous, lively tales and beautiful illustrations have become a natural part of childhood.
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A Pelican Introduction by Gregory Claeys : INR899 ISBN: 9780141983486

An illuminating history of Marx''s thought and intellectual influence from a leading historian of socialism Why was Marx so successful as a thinker? Did he have a system and if so, what does it consist of? How did Marxism develop in the twentieth century and what does it mean today? Karl Marx remains the most influential and controversial political thinker in history. The movements associated with his name have lent hope to many victims of tyranny and aggression but have also proven disastrous in practice and resulted in the unnecessary deaths of millions. If after the collapse of the Soviet Union his reputation seemed utterly eclipsed, a new generation is reading and discovering Marx in the wake of the recurrent financial crises, growing social inequality and an increasing sense of the injustice and destructiveness of capitalism. Both his critique of capitalism and his vision of the future speak across the centuries to our times, even if the questions he poses are more difficult to answer than ever. In this wide-ranging account, Gregory Claeys, one of Britain''s leading historians of socialism, considers Marx''s ideas and their development through the Russian Revolution to the present, showing why Marx and Marxism still matter today.
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A Start In Life by Anita Brookner : INR943 ISBN: 9780241981498

Anita Brookner''s first novel, available as a Penguin Essential for the first time. ''Dr Weiss, at forty, knew that her life had been ruined by literature.'' Ruth Weiss, an academic, is beautiful, intelligent and lonely. Studying the heroines of Balzac in order to discover where her own childhood and adult life has gone awry, she seeks not salvation but enlightenment. Yet in revisiting her London upbringing, her friendships and doomed Parisian love affairs, she wonders if perhaps there might not be a chance for a new start in life . . .
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The Very Arty Doodle Book by Puffin : INR990 ISBN: 9780141379494

Draw your own self-portrait, design a logo, decorate a shop window and embellish ball gowns with this gorgeous interactive doodle book that''s all about creativity! Packed full of fun activities that explore the world of art and design in the V&A and beyond, this book promises to keep readers young and old occupied for hours. The perfect gift for anyone looking for something to inspire their imagination.
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I Love Spot Baby Books Splish Splash Spot! by Eric Hill : INR613 ISBN: 9780723269465

Splish splash with Eric Hill''s famous puppy, Spot! This sweet bath book is padded, lightweight and fully immersible. It comes with a squeaker for added sound fun and is perfect for sharing with your baby at bath time. At bathtime, Spot plays with his sponge and rubber duck and dries off with his fluffy towel. The bright, simple images of familiar bathtime things will appeal to very young babies and help to stimulate developing eyesight in younger babies. This is a wonderfully fun bathtime book for babies, encouraging an early love of books.
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The Ladybird Book Of The Do-gooder by Jason Hazeley : INR568 ISBN: 9780718184476

THE PERFECT GIFT for the Do-Gooder in your life. (Don''t you just hate them?) _________________________________________________ The do-gooder does all sorts of crazy things. It can be something as easy as running a marathon, or as difficult as dressing up. To make this eccentric behaviour seem less like a cry for help or the beginnings of a substantial personal crisis, the do-gooder does it for charity._________________________________________________ Vernon has a job as a street fundraiser for the R.N.L.I. He wears a high-visibility jacket, a high visibility and high visibility trousers. Everybody on the street still pretends they cannot see him._________________________________________________ This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them. The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text. ''Hilarious'' Stylist
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Love, Tanya by Tanya Burr : INR1254 ISBN: 9781405921404

Love, Tanya is the first book from YouTube sensation Tanya Burr. Hi everyone and welcome to Love, Tanya! This book is really close to my heart, because it''s inspired by my journey to becoming confident and feeling happy about who I am. I wanted to write a book to share the things I''ve learnt with you - to reveal my top tips on fashion, beauty, love, friendship, YouTube... and loads more! Plus, there is room for you to list your own hopes and dreams alongside mine - so get creative and get involved! I''d love it if this book became a keepsake you can turn to whenever you need some guidance or a little pick me up. I hope you enjoy it! Love, Tanya
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The Poison Bed by E C Fremantle : INR1680 ISBN: 9780718180485

''Warning: this book may well take over your summer. Think Gillian Flynn meets The Miniaturist'' Waterstones ___________ A Marriage. A Murder. One of them did it. Which one of them will die for it? ___________ Autumn 1615. A scandal pervades the Jacobean court. A popular, much admired couple are imprisoned for murder. SHE is young and captivating. Rescued from an abusive marriage, she is determined to make a new life with her second husband . . . Whatever the cost. ___________ HE has risen from nothing to become one of the countries most powerful men. But to get to the top, you cannot help making enemies. Now, a man is dead. And someone must pay with their life. Who has the most to lose? Who is willing to commit murder? ___________ ''A Jacobean GONE GIRL. Dark and deeply satisfying, a tale of monstrous intrigue and murder'' M. J. Carter ''A twisting psychological thriller based on a real Jacobean murder. Unputdownable'' The Times ''A toxic blend of glamour, intrigue and ambition'' Andrew Taylor ''Riveting. I cannot recommend this highly enough'' Alison Weir ''Gripping and fascinating. Fremantle is a master'' Santa Montefiore
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Darien by C. F. Iggulden : INR1461 ISBN: 9780718186463

From the daring and critically acclaimed master of historical fiction Conn Iggulden, DARIEN is the first book in the Empire of Salt, an epic new fantasy series of spellbinding imagination . . . TWELVE FAMILIES. ONE THRONE. The city of Darien stands at the weary end of a golden age. Twelve families keep order with soldiers and artefacts, spies and memories, clinging to a peace that shifts and crumbles. The people of the city endure what they cannot change. Here, amongst old feuds, a plot is hatched to kill a king. It will summon strangers to the city - Elias Post, a hunter, Tellius, an old swordsman banished from his home, Arthur, a boy who cannot speak, Daw Threefold, a chancer and gambler, Vic Deeds, who feels no guilt - and Nancy, a girl whose talent might be the undoing of them all. As the sun sets, their arrival inside the walls will spark a series of explosive events. Before the sun returns, six destinies will have been made - and lost - in Darien. Welcome to the Empire of Salt, where sword and sorcery is at its finest . . . ''A master storyteller'' Sunday Express ''Iggulden is in a class of his own'' Daily Mirror ''One of our finest historical novelists'' Daily Express
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Spot's Birthday Party by Eric Hill : INR620 ISBN: 9780141362434

Join Spot at his birthday party as he finds his friends one-by-one in this exciting game of hide-and-seek. Happy birthday, Spot! With fun flaps to develop fine motor skills and an adventurous story to encourage curiosity and exploration, this book is perfect for early learning and play. If you loved this, try: Spot Goes to the Farm Spot''s First Christmas Spot Goes on Holiday
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A Pelican Introduction by Hugh Kennedy : INR805 ISBN: 9780141981406

What is a caliphate? What is the history of the idea? How is the term used and abused today? In the first modern account of a subject of critical importance today, acclaimed historian Hugh Kennedy answers these questions by chronicling the rich history of the caliphate, from the death of Muhammad to the present. At its height, the caliphate stretched from Spain to the borders of China and was the most powerful political entity in western Eurasia. In an era when Paris and London boasted a few thousand inhabitants, Baghdad and Cairo were sophisticated centres of trade and culture, and the Umayyad and Abbasid caliphates were distinguished by major advances in science, medicine and architecture. By ending with the recent re-emergence of caliphal ideology within fundamentalist Islam, The Caliphate underscores why it is crucial that we know about this form of Islamic government to understand the political ideas of the so-called Islamic State and other Islamist groups in the twenty first century.
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Licence To Be Bad by Jonathan Aldred : INR2026 ISBN: 9780241325438

Over the past fifty years, the way we value what is ''good'' and ''right'' has changed dramatically. Behaviour that to our grandparents'' generation might have seemed stupid, harmful or simply wicked now seems rational, natural, woven into the very logic of things. And, asserts Jonathan Aldred in this revelatory new book, it''s economics that''s to blame. Licence to be Bad tells the story of how a group of economics theorists changed our world, and how a handful of key ideas seeped into our decision-making and, indeed, almost all aspects of our lives. Aldred reveals the extraordinary hold of economics on our morals and values. Economics has corrupted us. But if this hidden transformation is so recent, it can be reversed. Licence to be Bad shows us where to begin.
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The Great Economists by Linda Yueh : INR1037 ISBN: 9780241974476

A Times Best Business Book of 2018 What can the ideas of history''s greatest economists tell us about the most important issues of our time? ''The best place to start to learn about the very greatest economists of all time'' Professor Tyler Cowen, author of The Complacent Class and The Great Stagnation Since the days of Adam Smith, economists have grappled with a series of familiar problems - but often their ideas are hard to digest, before we even try to apply them to today''s issues. Linda Yueh is renowned for her combination of erudition, as an accomplished economist herself, and accessibility, as a leading writer and broadcaster in this field; and in The Great Economists she explains the key thoughts of history''s greatest economists, how their lives and times affected their ideas, how our lives have been influenced by their work, and how they could help with the policy challenges that we face today. In the light of current economic problems, and in particular economic growth, Yueh explores the thoughts of economists from Adam Smith and David Ricardo through Joan Robinson and Milton Friedman to Douglass North and Robert Solow. Along the way she asks, for example: what do the ideas of Karl Marx tell us about the likely future for the Chinese economy? How does the work of John Maynard Keynes, who argued for government spending to create full employment, help us think about state investment? And with globalization in trouble, what can we learn about handling Brexit and Trumpism? In one accessible volume, this expert new voice provides an overarching guide to the biggest questions of our time. The Great Economists includes: Adam SmithDavid RicardoKarl MarxAlfred MarshallIrving FisherJohn Maynard KeynesJoseph SchumpeterFriedrich HayekJoan RobinsonMilton FriedmanDouglass NorthRobert Solow ''Economics students, like others, can learn a lot from this book'' - Professor Paul Collier, author of The Bottom Billion ''Not only a great way to learn in an easily readable manner about some of the greatest economic influences of the past, but also a good way to test your own a priori assumptions about some of the big challenges of our time.'' - Lord Jim O''Neill, former Chairman at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, former UK Treasury Minister, and author of The Growth Map ''An extremely engaging survey of the lifetimes and ideas of the great thinkers of economic history.'' - Professor Kenneth Rogoff, author of The Curse of Cash and co-author of This Time is Different ''This book is a very readable introduction to the lives and thinking of the greats.'' - Professor Raghuram Rajan, former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, and author of I Do What I Do and Fault Lines ''Read it not only to learn about the world''s great economists, but also to see how consequential thought innovations can be, and have been.'' - Mohamed el-Erian, Chief Economic Adviser at Allianz, former CEO of PIMCO
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The Missing Sister by Dinah Jefferies : INR801 ISBN: 9780241985434

A stolen sister. A daughter determined to uncover the truth. Belle Hatton has embarked upon an exciting new life far from home: a glamorous job as a nightclub singer in 1930s Burma, with a host of sophisticated new friends and admirers. But Belle is haunted by a mystery from the past - a 25 year old newspaper clipping found in her parents'' belongings after their death, saying that the Hattons were leaving Rangoon after the disappearance of their baby daughter, Elvira. Belle is desperate to find out what happened to the sister she never knew she had - but when she starts asking questions, she is confronted with unsettling rumours, malicious gossip, and outright threats. Oliver, an attractive, easy-going American journalist, promises to help her, but an anonymous note tells her not to trust those closest to her. . . Belle survives riots, intruders, and bomb attacks - but nothing will stop her in her mission to uncover the truth. Can she trust her growing feelings for Oliver? Is her sister really dead? And could there be a chance Belle might find her?
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Emoji by Puffin : INR531 ISBN: 9780141376493

Ever wondered what emojis get up to when they''re left to their own devices, instead of appearing on ours? Of course you have! *high-five emoji* Read all about their emoj-tional escapades inside these tales of love, loss, sass and selfies . . . The emojis are curious when a new user pops up on EmojiBook. He''s clever, funny and soon has thousands of dedicated followers. But his identity remains a mystery - until one day, when his true smiley, brown nature is revealed! Will Pile of Poo''s new friends appreciate him for who he is, or does he need a total re-brand?
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The Little Black Classics Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman : INR160 ISBN: 9780141397412

''The color is hideous enough, and unreliable enough, and infuriating enough, but the pattern is torturing.'' Written with barely controlled fury after she was confined to her room for ''nerves'' and forbidden to write, Gilman''s pioneering feminist horror story scandalized nineteenth-century readers with its portrayal of a woman who loses her mind because she has literally nothing to do. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin''s 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935). Gilman''s work is available in Penguin Classics in The Yellow Wall-Paper, Herland and Selected Writings.
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Cols And Passes Of The British Isles by Graham Robb : INR1320 ISBN: 9780141981451

A col is the lowest point on the saddle between two mountains. Graham Robb has spent years uncovering and cataloguing the 2,002 cols and 105 passes scattered across the British Isles. Some of these obscure and magical sites are virgin cols that have never been crossed. Dozens were lost by the Ordnance Survey and are recorded only in ballads or monastic charters. The eleven cols of Hadrian''s Wall are practically unknown and have never been properly identified. These underappreciated slices of natural beauty provide a new way of looking at British history, and a challenge for cyclists and walkers.
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The Viking Method by Svava Sigbertsdottir : INR1509 ISBN: 9780241309490

The Viking Method uses Svava''s strong mental practices inspired by her Icelandic upbringing to help the reader build the lean, powerful and toned physique they desire. It''ll render the reader more resilient, bolder and full of belief in themselves. Unlike other fitness and diet books, The Viking Method isn''t about the external superficiality of a beach body. It''s about three core pillars: thinking like a Viking, training like a Viking and eating like a Viking. Svava introduces these pillars early on in the book - along with mantras for each pillar which are connected to empowerment, mental strength and internal validation over counting calories. The book features information on eating and exercising for your hormones, detailed workout routines based around body-weight exercises illustrated with photographs, and a selection of delicious Scandi-inspired recipes such as Thor-red Salmon and Icelandic Lamb Stew.
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Moss by Ulrica Nordstrom : INR1509 ISBN: 9780241374474

A fully-illustrated guide to the magical world of moss Moss is all around us. While it is most often associated with damp, shady spaces, it can be found in the most unexpected and far-flung places, from deserts to Antarctica. This book is a celebration of its quiet, unassuming beauty and a primer to understanding the secrets of the world''s most ancient plant: - Discover the fascinating history of this soft and tactile plant which has been used in gardens, for medicine and in traditional handicrafts around the world for centuries.- Learn how and where to identify and gather different moss species.- Take a tour of some of the most beautiful moss gardens in the UK, the US and Japan, where moss viewing has become a national phenomenon.- Learn how to cultivate moss, tie Japanese moss balls (kokedama) and plant moss landscapes in pots and terrariums. With stunning photography and botanical illustration, this is an utterly unique book that will be treasured by plant enthusiasts of all kinds.
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Bye Bye Baby by Allan Ahlberg : INR707 ISBN: 9780241389478

Allan Ahlberg, a former teacher, postman, plumber''s mate, and gravedigger, is in the super-league of children''s writers. He has published over 100 children''s books and, with his late wife, Janet, created such award winning picture books as Each Peach Pear Plum and The Jolly Postman—both winners of the Kate Greenaway Medal. He has also written prize-winning poetry and fiction. Ahlberg lives in Bath, England.Janet Ahlberg and her husband Allan created many acclaimed picture books from 1975 to 1994. She studied graphic design before becoming an illustrator. Each Peach Pear Plum and The Jolly Christmas Postman won Kate Greenaway Medals and Peepo! won Parents Magazine''s Best Books For Babies Award. Janet Ahlberg passed away in 1994.
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The Hundred-mile-an-hour Dog by Jeremy Strong : INR620 ISBN: 9780141361437

A brand new adventure for the Hundred-Mile-an-Hour Dog gives us more laugh-out-loud capers for Trevor and his ridiculously speedy dog, Streaker. With mysterious pet-kidnappings going on all around and Dad threatening to send Streaker to behaviour boot camp, Trevor needs to come up with a way to keep Streaker safe. Enter best friend Tina and her mum''s hair extensions and dye . . . Giggle all the way to the end of the latest story from King of Comedy, Jeremy Strong.
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Queen Elizabeth Ii (penguin Monarchs) by Douglas Hurd : INR1084 ISBN: 9780141979410

In September 2015 Queen Elizabeth II becomes Britain''s longest-reigning monarch. During her long lifetime Britain and the world have changed beyond recognition, yet throughout she has stood steadfast as a lasting emblem of stability, continuity and public service. Historian and senior politician Douglas Hurd has seen the Queen at close quarters, as Home Secretary and then on overseas expeditions as Foreign Secretary. Here he considers the life and role of Britain''s most greatly admired monarch, who, inheriting a deep sense of duty from her father George VI, has weathered national and family crises, seen the end of an Empire and heard voices raised in favour of the break-up of the United Kingdom. Hurd creates an arresting portrait of a woman deeply conservative by nature yet possessing a ready acceptance of modern life and the awareness that, for things to stay the same, they must change. With a preface by HRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge
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Edward Vi (penguin Monarchs) by Stephen Alford : INR518 ISBN: 9780141987422

Edward VI, the only son of Henry VIII, became king at the age of nine and died wholly unexpectedly at the age of fifteen. All around him loomed powerful men who hoped to use the child to further their own ends, but who were also playing a long game - assuming that Edward would long outlive them and become as commanding a figure as his father had been. Stephen Alford''s wonderful book gives full play to the murky, sinister nature of Edward''s reign, but is also a poignant account of a boy learning to rule, learning to enjoy his growing power and to come out of the shadows of the great aristocrats around him. England''s last child monarch, Edward would have led his country in a quite different direction to the catastrophic one caused by his death.
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Edward Viii (penguin Monarchs) by Piers Brendon : INR1320 ISBN: 9780241196410

''After my death,'' George V said of his eldest son and heir, ''the boy will ruin himself within twelve months.'' The forecast proved uncannily accurate. Edward VIII came to the throne in January 1936, provoked a constitutional crisis by his determination to marry the American divorcée Wallis Simpson, and abdicated in December. He was never crowned king. In choosing the woman he loved over his royal birthright, Edward shook the monarchy to its foundations. Given the new title ''Duke of Windsor'' and essentially sent into exile, he remained a visible skeleton in the royal cupboard until his death in 1972 and he haunts the house of Windsor to this day. Drawing on unpublished material, notably correspondence with his most loyal (though much tried) supporter Winston Churchill, Piers Brendon''s superb biography traces Edward''s tumultuous public and private life from bright young prince to troubled sovereign, from wartime colonial governor to sad but glittering expatriate. With pace and panache, it cuts through the myths that still surround this most controversial of modern British monarchs.
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Henry Iii (penguin Monarchs) by Stephen Church : INR518 ISBN: 9780241380437

Henry III was a medieval king whose long reign continues to have a profound impact on us today. He was on the throne for 56 years and during this time England was transformed from being the private play-thing of a French speaking dynasty into a medieval state in which the king answered for his actions to an English parliament, which emerged during Henry''s lifetime. Despite Henry''s central importance for the birth of parliament and the development of a state recognisably modern in many of its institutions, it is Henry''s most vociferous opponent, Simon de Montfort, who is in many ways more famous than the monarch himself. Henry is principally known today as the driving force behind the building of Westminster Abbey, but he deserves to be better understood for many reasons - as Stephen Church''s sparkling account makes clear. Part of the Penguin Monarchs series: short, fresh, expert accounts of England''s rulers in a highly collectible format
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George I (penguin Monarchs) by Tim Blanning : INR518 ISBN: 9780241380444

George I was not the most charismatic of the Hanoverian monarchs to have reigned in England but he was probably the most important. He was certainly the luckiest. Born the youngest son of a landless German duke, he was taken by repeated strokes of good fortune to become, first the ruler of a major state in the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation and then the sovereign of three kingdoms (England, Ireland and Scotland). Tim Blanning''s incisive short biography examines George''s life and career as a German prince, and as King. Fifty-four years old when he arrived in London in 1714, he was a battle-hardened veteran, who put his long experience and deep knowledge of international affairs to good use in promoting the interests of both Hanover and Great Britain. When he died, his legacy was order and prosperity at home and power and prestige abroad. Disagreeable he may have been to many, but he was also tough, determined and effective, at a time when other European thrones had started to crumble.
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Wake Up! by Chris Barez-brown : INR1037 ISBN: 9780241977422

Over 80 per cent of our waking time is spent on autopilot. We all know the feeling of driving a long distance and arriving at our destination with little memory of the journey. That''s because when we are doing routine activities our subconscious takes over to save energy: we are on autopilot. This doesn''t just happen when we drive. It happens every day when we are at work, with our loved ones, or simply living our lives. Wake Up! is a series of experiments designed to help you break free from this trap. From climbing a tree to writing a letter, here are a year''s worth of balanced, playful experiences that will engage your imagination and stimulate your senses. By escaping autopilot more often you''ll feel tuned in, tap in to who you really are, and make every day count.
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Some Kind Of Wonderful by Giovanna Fletcher : INR1320 ISBN: 9780718188443

In losing him can she rediscover herself? ---------------- A WATERSTONES TOP TEN READ ''A MUST-READ. Funny, heartwarming'' Closer ___________ When the love of your life says you''re not The One, who are you? Lizzy and Ian have been a couple since the first week of university. Now, after celebrating a decade together, everyone thinks they''re about to get engaged. Instead, a romantic escape to Dubai leaves Lizzy with no ring, no fiancé and no future. Lizzy is heartbroken - but through the tears, she sees an opportunity. This is her moment to discover what she''s been missing while playing Ian''s ideal ''better half''. But how much has Ian changed her, and who should she be without him? Determined to discover who she is at heart, Lizzy sets out to rediscover the girl she was before - and, in the meantime, have a little fun . . . ''Engaging, witty and heartbreaking'' i ''A fun read with a big dose of girl power'' Sun ''Her funniest, freshest and BEST yet'' Isabelle Broom, Heat
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Why Grow Up? by Susan Neiman : INR841 ISBN: 9780141982496

In Why Grow Up, the latest volume in the Philosophy in Transit series, world-renowned philosopher Susan Neiman looks at growing up as an ideal with urgent relevance today Becoming an adult today can seem a grim prospect. As you grow up, you are told to renounce most of the hopes and dreams of your youth, and resign yourself to a life that will be a pale dilution of the adventurous, important and enjoyable life you once expected. But who wants to do any of that? No wonder we live in a culture of rampant immaturity, argues internationally-renowned philosopher Susan Neiman, when maturity looks so boring. In Why Grow Up, Neiman explores the forces that are arrayed against maturity, and shows how philosophy can help us want to grow up. Travel, both literally and as a metaphor, has been seen as a crucial step to coming of age by thinkers as diverse as Kant, Rousseau, Hume and Simone de Beauvoir. Neiman discusses childhood, adolescence, sex, and culture, and asks how the idea of travel can help us build a model of maturity that makes growing up a good option and leaves space in our culture for grown-ups. Refuting the widespread belief that the best time of your life is the decade between sixteen and twenty-six, she argues that being grown-up is itself an ideal: one that is rarely achieved in its entirety, but all the more worth striving for.
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Becoming Your Real Self by Eddie Murphy : INR906 ISBN: 9780241971475

If you''re in a good place in your life, how do you stay there? If you''re in a bad place in your life, how do you get out of it? Here''s how . . . Dr Eddie Murphy knows what makes people tick. His work as a clinical psychologist has given him a bedrock of understanding about the everyday problems of everyday people. He is a regular on the media because his core message is positive - given the right tools, most people can solve their emotional issues. Now, in Becoming Your Real Self, Eddie shares his methods for building and maintaining mental fitness. He explains how faulty thinking and behaviour patterns sustain emotional problems, how to fix these, and how to cope with the demands on your life. In his book Eddie offers simple but amazingly effective tools for being the best you can be. You will learn how to transform: stress into relaxation; depression into hope; anxiety into freedom; anger into calm; social anxiety into confidence; low self-esteem into self-worth; emotional eating into self-control. With Becoming Your Real Self as your handbook, you can release yourself from the tyranny of negative emotions and embrace the life you deserve.
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Young Bond Hurricane Gold by Charlie Higson : INR716 ISBN: 9780141343402

As the sun blazes over the Caribbean island of Lagrimas Negras, its bloodthirsty ruler is watching and waiting. Criminals come here to hide, with blood on their hands and escape on their minds. On the mainland, in the quiet town of Tres Hermanas, ex-flying ace Jack Stone leaves his son and daughter in the company of James Bond. But a gang of thieves lies in ambush - they want Stone''s precious safe, and will kill for its contents. James embarks on a deadly chase through the Mexican jungle. On this terrifying trail of greed and betrayal, only danger is guaranteed . . . Survival is not.
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Abigail's Party by Mike Leigh : INR811 ISBN: 9780241309483

40th anniversary edition with a new introduction by Mike Leigh. Forty years on from its first performance at the Hampstead Theatre and original screening on BBC1 soon after, Mike Leigh''s Abigail''s Party - telling of two marriages spectacularly unravelling at an awkward neighbourhood drinks party - remains a pinnacle of British theatre. Here is the original script, complete with a new introduction by Mike Leigh describing the play''s unlikely genesis, how it came to be made and where he believes it fits within his oeuvre as one of the country''s leading writers and directors. ''The play came from my intuitive sense of the spirit and the flavour of the times, and from a growing personal fear of, and frustration with the suburban existence'' Mike Leigh, from his new introduction ''Leigh''s play isn''t simply about marriage and Essex, but also about the unhappy state of the realm'' Guardian
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Modern Classics A Rage In Harlem by Chester Himes : INR761 ISBN: 9780141196442

A dark and witty work of hardboiled detective fiction set in the mean streets of New York, Chester Himes''s A Rage in Harlem includes an introduction by Luc Sante in Penguin Modern Classics. Jackson''s woman has found him a foolproof way to make money - a technique for turning ten dollar bills into hundreds. But when the scheme somehow fails, Jackson is left broke, wanted by the police and desperately racing to get back both his money and his loving Imabelle. The first of Chester Himes''s novels to feature the hardboiled Harlem detectives ''Coffin'' Ed Johnson and ''Grave Digger'' Jones, A Rage in Harlem has swagger, brutal humour, lurid violence, a hearse loaded with gold and a conman dressed as a Sister of Mercy. Chester Himes (1909-1984) was born in Jefferson City, Missouri and grew up in Cleveland. Aged 19 he was arrested for armed robbery and sentenced to 20 to 25 years in jail. In jail he began to write short stories, some of which were published in Esquire. Upon release he took a variety of jobs from working in a California shipyard to journalism to script-writing while continuing to write fiction. He later moved to Paris where he was commissioned by La Série Noire to write the first of his Harlem detective novels, A Rage in Harlem, which won the 1957 Grand Prix du Roman Policier, and was adapted into a 1991 film starring Forest Whitaker and Danny Glover. If you enjoyed A Rage in Harlem, you might like Raymond Chandler''s The Big Sleep and Other Novels, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. ''The greatest find in American crime fiction since Raymond Chandler'' Sunday Times
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Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend : INR806 ISBN: 9780141046457

*** AS READ ON BBC RADIO 4''S BOOK AT BEDTIME BY HARRY MCENTIRE *** ''A classic. The Adrian Mole diaries are thoroughly subversive. A true hero for our time'' Richard Ingrams The FOURTH BOOK in Adrian Mole''s diaries, where we catch up with a hapless Adrian and his desperate attempts to win back the love of his life. --------------------------- Thursday January 3rd I have the most terrible problems with my sex life. It all boils down to the fact that I have no sex life. At least not with another person. Finally given the heave-ho by Pandora, Adrian Mole finds himself in the unenviable situation of living with the love-of-his-life as she goes about shacking up with other men. Worse, as he slides down the employment ladder, from deskbound civil servant in Oxford to part-time washer-upper in Soho, he finds that critical reception for his epic novel, Lo! The Flat Hills of My Homeland, is not quite as he might have hoped. But Adrian is about to discover that extraordinary and wonderful things may blossom even in the wilderness . . . ''A very, very funny book'' Sunday Times ''The funniest person in the world'' Caitlin Moran
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Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter : INR736 ISBN: 9780241303467

Easter Surprise is a bright lively story for springtime! Follow Peter Rabbit as he excitedly hops along to share an Easter surprise with his friends. The charming rhyming story features lots of Beatrix Potter''s most famous characters, such as Tom Kitten and Jemima Puddle-Duck in a Pied Piper-style adventure. With a gorgeous new cover, this little story book is a must for every baby''s Easter.
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Daphnis And Chloe by Longus : INR242 ISBN: 9780241251416

''This only they knew, that the kiss had destroyed him and the bath had destroyed her.'' In this beautiful Ancient Greek tale, Daphnis and Chloe are the inexperienced goatherd and shepherd who must face pirates, rivals and the confusion of their own feelings to find true love. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics'' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.
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Other People's Worlds by William Trevor : INR896 ISBN: 9780241969472

Other People''s Worlds by William Trevor - a classic early novel by one of the world''s greatest writers What chance has a nice middle-class woman got against a determined conman? 47-year-old widow, Julia, is about to remarry, much to the delight and relief of her daughters. But her mother has suspicions about Francis which she keeps to herself. Perhaps wrongly: if she''d shared her feelings with her daughter the disaster might have been avoided. Meanwhile there are two other women who have a claim on the would-be bridegroom - and the way things are shaping up it might be one of them, rather than Julia, who comes off worst out of the situation. William Trevor''s brilliant novel explores the small horrors that lie close to the surface of ordinary life. ''A constantly surprising work, pungent with the sense of evil and corruption'' John Updike, New Yorker ''Trevor is a master of both language and storytelling'' Hilary Mantel William Trevor was born in Mitchelstown, County Cork, in 1928, and was educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He has lived in England for many years. The author of numerous acclaimed collections of short stories and novels, he has won many awards including the Whitbread Book of the Year, The James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence. He has been shortlisted three times for the Booker Prize: in 1976 with his novel The Children of Dynmouth, in 1991 with Reading Turgenev and in 2002 with The Story of Lucy Gault. He recently received the prestigious David Cohen Literature Prize in recognition of a lifetime''s literary achievement.
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The Invisible Woman by Claire Tomalin : INR1002 ISBN: 9780241969410

The Invisible Woman by Claire Tomalin is the acclaimed story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens Winner of the NCR Book Award, the Hawthornden Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize ''This is the story of someone who - almost - wasn''t there; who vanished into thin air. Her names, dates, family and experiences very nearly disappeared from the record for good ...'' Claire Tomalin''s multi-award-winning story of the life of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens is a remarkable work of biography and historical revisionism that returns the neglected actress to her rightful place in history as well as providing a compelling and truthful portrait of the great Victorian novelist. For those who enjoyed Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self and Charles Dickens: A Life; The Invisible Woman is invaluable reading for lovers of Charles Dickens, and for readers of biography everywhere. ''Will come to be seen as one of the crucial women''s biographies because of its vivid dramatization of the process by which women have been written out of history and have been forced to deny their own experiences'' Sean French, New Statesman ''The most original biography I read this year. Starting out with scarcely the bare bones of a story, Tomalin convinces by the end that she has got as near to the truth as anyone will'' Anthony Howard, Sunday Times ''A biography of high scholarship and compelling detective work'' Melvyn Bragg, Independent Claire Tomalin is the award-winning author of eight highly acclaimed biographies, including: The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft; Shelley and His World; Katherine Mansfield: A Secret Life; The Invisible Woman: The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens; Mrs Jordan''s Profession; Jane Austen: A Life; Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self; Thomas Hardy: The Time-Torn Man and, most recently, Charles Dickens: A Life. A former literary editor of the New Statesman and the Sunday Times, she is married to the playwright and novelist Michael Frayn.
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Schnitzel Von Krumm Dogs Never Climb Trees by Lynley Dodd : INR598 ISBN: 9780140569438

A new paperback edition of the story about everyone''s favourite dog, Schnitzel von Krumm, from everyone''s favourite author, Lynley Dodd. This time, Schnitzel von Krumm - with the very low tum - is up to mischief, chasing, digging, hiding and hustling. He should remember that dogs never climb trees - but that''s not going to stop him scampering right to the very top of the tree!
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The True Confessions Of Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend : INR761 ISBN: 9780141046440

Celebrate Adrian Mole''s 50th Birthday with this new edition of the third book in his diaries, as 16-year-old Adrian navigates his way into adulthood Monday June 13th I had a good, proper look at myself in the mirror tonight. I''ve always wanted to look clever, but at the age of twenty years and three months I have to admit that I look like a person who has never even heard of Jung or Updike. Adrian Mole is an adult. At least that''s what it says on his passport. But living at home, clinging to his threadbare cuddly rabbit ''Pinky'', working as a paper pusher for the DoE and pining for the love of his life, Pandora, has proved to him that adulthood isn''t quite what he expected. Still, without the slings and arrows of modern life what else would an intellectual poet have to write about . . . Included here are two other less well-known diarists: Sue Townsend and Margaret Hilda Roberts, a rather ambitious grocer''s daughter from Grantham. ''Wonderfully funny and sharp as knives'' Sunday Times ''Essential reading for Mole followers'' Times Educational Supplement ''Townsend has held a mirror up to the nation and made us happy to laugh at what we see in it'' Sunday Telegraph ''The funniest person in the world'' Caitlin Moran
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A Pelican Introduction by Tim Lewens : INR826 ISBN: 9780141977423

What is science? Is it uniquely equipped to deliver universal truths? Or is it one of many disciplines - art, literature, religion - that offer different forms of understanding? In The Meaning of Science, Tim Lewens offers a provocative introduction to the philosophy of science, showing us for example what physics teaches us about reality, what biology teaches us about human nature, and what cognitive science teaches us about human freedom. Drawing on the insights of towering figures like Karl Popper and Thomas Kuhn, Lewens shows how key questions in science matter, often in personal, practical and political ways.
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Hera Lindsay Bird by Lindsay Hera Bird : INR1037 ISBN: 9780141987408

''Without doubt the most arresting and original new young poet, on the page and in performance'' - Carol Ann Duffy A Sunday Times Book of the Year and New Zealand''s best-selling collection, from the unstoppable force behind such poems as ''Monica'' (the one from Friends) and ''Keats is Dead so F**k Me from Behind'' this impressive debut has established Hera Lindsay Bird as a good girl......with many beneficial thoughts and feelings...... with themes as varied as snow and tears, the poems in this collection shine with the fantastic cream of who she is................juxtaposing many classical and modern breezes Bird turns her prescient eye on love and loss, and what emerges is like a helicopter in fog......or a bejewelled Christmas sleigh, gliding triumphantly through the contemporary aesthetic desert......... this is at once an intelligent and compelling fantasy of tenderness...... heart-breaking and charged with trees......without once sacrificing the forest............ whether you are masturbating luxuriously in your parents'' sleepout.......... ..........or pushing a pork roast home in a vintage pram................... this is the book for you............................................. heroically and compulsively stupid.................................................................. ...........................................................whipping you once again into medieval sunlight. PRAISE FOR HERA LINDSAY BIRD ''I think there''s a pretty strong case which suggests Hera Lindsay Bird is like the most exciting newish poet in NZ'' - Steve Braunias ''Hi, dear, we have to say how much we enjoyed, if right word, the Hate poem. Really made us think, loved the line about the ancient cannon'' - Text message from Ashleigh Young''s mum ''The wickedest problem in Hera Lindsay Bird is not sex but taste'' - John Newton
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They Called It Passchendaele by Lyn Macdonald : INR871 ISBN: 9780241952412

The Classic Account of Passchendaele - Reissued for the First World War Centenary The third battle of Ypres, culminating in a desperate struggle for the ridge and little village of Passchendaele, was one of the most appalling campaigns in the First World War. A million Tommies, Canadians and Anzacs assembled at the Ypres Salient in the summer of 1917, mostly raw young troops keen to do their bit for King and Country. Lyn Macdonald''s Passchendaele tells their tale of mounting disillusion amid mud, terror and desperate privation, yet it is also a story of immense courage, comradeship, songs, high spirits and bawdy humour. Passchendaele portrays the human realities behind one of the most disastrous events in the history of warfare. ''It is rare to find a history of the First World War which manages to convey the front-line soldiers'' experiences and to describe what it was that enabled those who survived to get through it. Lyn Macdonald has done just that'' Sunday Times 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.
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Seedless In Seattle by Ross O'carroll-kelly : INR896 ISBN: 9780241970447

Like the great Jesus Christ himself, I had a lot of shit on my mind when I hit 33 ... I had three new-born future Ireland internationals to feed, a daughter in need of psychiatric evaluation and a teenage son obsessed with uncovering the shameful secrets of our family''s 1916 past. Throw into the mix a sister missing in Orgentina, a wife struggling to lose the weight from her orse and an interfering father-in-law living under my roof. You can see why, like the Son of God, my life had become a major hassle. And just when I thought it couldn''t get any more difficult, a moment of madness involving - what else? - the opposite sex persuaded Sorcha that I needed to have the unkindest cut of all. Seedless in Seattle is the fifteenth novel in Paul Howard''s ''Ross O''Carroll-Kelly'' series. Ross books - annual No 1 best-sellers - have sold over half a million copies, are annually nominated for the Popular Fiction prize at the Irish Book Awards - where they have won the prize an unprecedented three times - and are also critically acclaimed as satirical masterpieces.
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Sisters Of Treason by Elizabeth Fremantle : INR801 ISBN: 9781405909402

Following the acclaimed Queen''s Gambit, Elizabeth Fremantle brings us a new novel of intrigue and menace at the Tudor Court. . . 1554: Lady Jane Grey is executed by her cousin Queen Mary... Now Lady Jane''s younger sisters Katherine and Mary, cursed with the Tudor blood that saw their sister killed, face the perils of the royal court alone. Lady Katherine - young and spirited - makes dangerous romantic liaisons. While Lady Mary - crook-backed and vulnerable - becomes the Queen''s reluctant companion, yet yearns to escape court intrigue. And both girls fear their proximity to the Queen might be their undoing. For the childless Queen is ill. If she should die Katherine may be pushed to power, but the Queen''s half-sister Elizabeth casts a long shadow and if she gains the throne the court will become a terrifying maze of treachery and suspicion - where holding royal blood could be a death warrant for the two sisters... This sumptuous historical drama is perfect for fans of Philippa Gregory and Hilary Mantel. Through the eyes of the Grey sisters we are given an insight into the treacherous rule of the Tudor Court. Praise for Elizabeth Fremantle: ''A great read. Sisters of Treason totally transports the reader to the Tudor court, with all its tensions and games.'' Katherine Webb, author of The Misbegotten ''An endlessly fascinating era, and Fremantle manages to combine pacey storytelling with superb background. . .it''s terrifically entertaining.'' The Times ''Rich and Enticing'' Stylist ''Gripping'' Woman and Home Elizabeth Fremantle holds a first in English and an MA in Creative Writing from Birkbeck. As a Fashion Editor she has contributed to various publications including Vogue, Elle, and Vanity Fair. Her debut novel, Queen''s Gambit, was published in 2013. Sisters of Treason is her second novel.
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The Wrong Hand by Jane Jago : INR801 ISBN: 9781405920414

We all make mistakes. Moments that change us and the path we are on irrevocably. For Rachel Allen it was the moment that she let her son''s hand slip from hers. For Danny Simpson and Graham Harris it was the moment one of them took it. Seven years ago Danny and Graham were just children themselves, angry, marginalized and unguided. That was, until they committed a crime so heinous that three families were left devastated. They were no longer just boys. They were monsters. Released from juvenile detention, it is time for the boys, now men, to start again; new names, new people. But they can never escape who they are or what they did. And their own families, now notorious; the Allens, destroyed with grief; and the country at large have never been able to forget. They will always be running. They will always be hiding. But are some mistakes too large, the ripples to far reaching, to outrun forever?
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One Minute To Ten by Dan Hodges : INR811 ISBN: 9781405924405

10 PM, on the 7 May. The exit poll predicting the result of the 2015 General Election is announced. In that instant three lives are changed for ever. David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg were three very different men, from very different backgrounds. But they shared one ambition. To lead their country. In pursuit of their dream they were forced to make sacrifices. Of their principles. Of those they loved. Of themselves. And right up until the final moment the exit poll was released each man clung to the hope those sacrifices had not been in vain. Then the clock struck ten. In One Minute to Ten, Dan Hodges brings to life the most dramatic general election campaign in living memory, and tells the untold story of the three men who contested it. And in doing so reveals the price paid by those who risk everything in their quest for the ultimate political prize...
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Hotel Du Lac by Anita Brookner : INR748 ISBN: 9780140147476

Winner of the Booker Prize ''The Hotel du Lac was a dignified building, a house of repute, a traditional establishment, used to welcoming the prudent, the well-to-do, the retired, the self-effacing, the respected patrons of an earlier era'' Into the rarefied atmosphere of the Hotel du Lac timidly walks Edith Hope, romantic novelist and holder of modest dreams. Edith has been exiled from home after embarrassing herself and her friends. She has refused to sacrifice her ideals and remains stubbornly single. But among the pampered women and minor nobility Edith finds Mr Neville, and her chance to escape from a life of humiliating loneliness is renewed . . . ''A classic . . . a book which will be read with pleasure a hundred years from now'' Spectator
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King Lear by William Shakespeare : INR801 ISBN: 9780141396460

A moving tragedy of political intrigue and family strife, William Shakespeare''s King Lear is edited by George Hunter, with an introduction by Kiernan Ryan in Penguin Shakespeare. ''How sharper than a serpent''s tooth it is to have a thankless child!'' The ageing King Lear, tired of office, decides to split his kingdom between his three daughters, Goneril, Regan and Cordelia; but the decision to allot their share based on the love they express for him proves to be a terrible mistake. When Cordelia refuses to take part in her father''s charade, she is banished, leaving the king dependent on her manipulative and untrustworthy sisters. In the scheming and recriminations that follow, not only does the king''s own sanity crumble, but the stability of the realm itself is also threatened. Cast out into the wilderness with a wise Fool and a cunning madman, it is only after losing what he values most that Lear understands the depth of his folly. This book contains a general introduction to Shakespeare''s life and Elizabethan theatre, a separate introduction to King Lear, a chronology, suggestions for further reading, an essay discussing performance options on both stage and screen, and a commentary. William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was born to John Shakespeare and Mary Arden some time in late April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. He wrote about 38 plays (the precise number is uncertain), many of which are regarded as the most exceptional works of drama ever produced, including Romeo and Juliet (1595), Henry V (1599), Hamlet (1601), Othello (1604), King Lear (1606) and Macbeth (1606), as well as a collection of 154 sonnets, which number among the most profound and influential love-poetry in English. If you enjoyed King Lear, you might like Othello, also available in Penguin Shakespeare. ''The themes of love and loss, the futility of ambition, the pains of parenthood and the rewards of patience are treated with a magic touch'' Ian Richardson
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The Little Black Classics Meek One by Fyodor Dostoyevsky : INR160 ISBN: 9780141397481

''I could see that she was still terribly afraid, but I didn''t soften anything; instead, seeing that she was afraid I deliberately intensified it.'' In this short story, Dostoyevsky masterfully depicts desperation, greed, manipulation and suicide. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin''s 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881). Dostoyevsky''s works available in Penguin Classics are Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, The Double, The Gambler and Other Stories, The Grand Inquisitor, Notes From The Underground, Netochka Nezvanova, The House of The Dead, The Brothers Karamazov and The Village of Stepanchikovo.
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Easter 1916 by Charles Townshend : INR807 ISBN: 9780141982472

Now with a new preface for the centenary of the Easter Rising, a compelling interpretation of the rebellion that launched Ireland into a new world. Before Easter 1916 Dublin had been a city much like any other British city, comparable to Bristol or Liverpool and part of a complex, deep-rooted British world. Many of Dublin''s inhabitants wanted to weaken or terminate London''s rule but there remained a vast and conflicting range of visions of that future: far more immediate was the unfolding disaster of the First World War that had put ''home rule'' issues on ice for the duration. The devastating events of that Easter changed everything. Both the rising itself and-even more significantly-the ferocious British response ended any sense at all that Dublin could be anything other than the capital of an independent country, as an entire nation turned away in revulsion from the British artillery and executions. As we approach the 90th anniversary of the rebellion it is time for a new account of what really happened over those fateful few days. What did the rebels actually hope to achieve? What did the British think they were doing? And how were the events really interpreted by ordinary people across Ireland? Vivid, authoritative and gripping, Easter 1916 is a major work.
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Walking Home by Clare Balding : INR1651 ISBN: 9780670921478

Clare Balding''s brilliant new book of very British adventures ''Growing up on a racing yard, I used to know the geography of the UK only by racecourses. A bit like my brother thought the seasons of the year were Flat and National Hunt, I regarded Newmarket as the capital of the world and Lambourn as a major city of industry . . .'' In the Balding family, walking just took too long - Clare galloped through the countryside and she galloped through life. Then, starting out in her broadcasting career, she was asked to present a series of walks with interesting people. Some fifteen hundred miles of footpaths later, she''s discovered the true glories of Britain and caught the walking bug. Now she wants to get her whole family hooked, by taking them on the 71-mile footpath that runs past their home on the Hampshire Downs. ''It will be a great family adventure,'' she declares. ''Won''t it?'' This is a story of paths and people, of discovering the glories of Britain and Ireland, and of (mis)adventures with the family. Along the way there are charming diversions and life-changing rambles, including her take on the 2012 Olympics. And, finally, this is Clare''s story of walking home. ''Brilliant, magical, unmissable'' Daily Mail ''Clare Balding would be the ideal surrogate sister or auntie. The joy of this book is Balding''s sheer rapture for life, movement and never shutting up about it'' The Times ''Balding has won over the literary world with her two volumes of autobiography'' Evening Standard ''Even the most reluctant of walkers will be tempted to don wellies after reading Clare''s wonderful descriptions... effortless charm'' Express
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Christmas At The Ragdoll Orphanage by Suzanne Lambert : INR755 ISBN: 9780718178468

Discover Suzanne Lambert''s magical true story about the power of love and motherhood . . . Two-week-old Suzanne was left at the door of Nazareth House orphanage - abandoned by the very people who should have given her love, protection and care she desperately needed. So when Nancy - the orphanage nanny - held Suzanne in her arms and looked into her eyes, feeling a magical bond, it seemed that a guardian angel had brought them both together. Yet their future looked uncertain. Would Nancy ever be allowed to adopt tiny Suzanne? And could their love endure all that the years ahead were to send them? Tear-jerking and unforgettable, Nancy and Suzanne''s true story is about the struggles and joys of parenthood and childhood. It''s also about how, for an orphan, having somewhere to call home and a loving mother waiting there makes every day feel like Christmas. Suzanne Lambert is the winner of Penguin and Take a Break magazine''s life story competition.
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Darien by C. F. Iggulden : INR1168 ISBN: 9780718186487

From acclaimed historical novelist Conn Iggulden, DARIEN is an epic new fantasy series of spellbinding imagination.TWELVE FAMILIES. ONE THRONE. WELCOME TO THE EMPIRE OF SALT.The city of Darien stands at the weary end of a golden age. Twelve families keep order with soldiers and artefacts, with spies and memories, maintaining a peace that shifts and crumbles constantly. The people of the city endure what they cannot change.Here, amongst old feuds, a plot is hatched to kill a king. It will summon strangers to the city - Elias Post, a hunter; Tellius, an old swordsman banished from his home; Arthur, a boy who cannot speak; Daw Threefold, a chancer and gambler; Vic Deeds, who feels no guilt; and Nancy, a girl whose talent might be the undoing of them all.Their presence inside the walls as the sun sets will set off a series of explosive events. Before the sun returns, six destinies will have been made - and lost - in Darien.
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Breakfast At Sotheby's by Philip Hook : INR1037 ISBN: 9780718192457

Breakfast at Sotheby''s is a wry, intimate, truly revealing exploration of how art acquires its financial value, from Philip Hook, a senior director at Sotheby''s ''Reading it is like participating in a hugely enjoyable personal tutorial given by a cultured, witty, clear-eyed, world teacher with a fully functioning sense of humour. A real delight'' - Spectator ''Hook''s view of the art world is that of the professional auctioneer. In an A-Z format, it is an entire art education contained in under 350 pages. Wry, dry and completely beguiling'' - William Boyd, Guardian, Books of the Year ''How to nail the mad, bad, crazy contemporary art world in print? Sotheby''s senior director Hook draws on 35 years'' experience in this informal memoir. He unravels, with humour, piquancy and erudition, what drives the economics of taste'' - Financial Times, Books of the Year ''It''s very hard to write an amusing book about art that has some serious things to say. But Philip Hook has done it'' - Sunday Times, Books of the Year ''An auctioneer''s alphabet of quirky reflections and off-beat lists such as ''middle-brow artists'' and ''fictional artists'': an ideal volume for the art-lover''s bedside'' - Martin Gayford, Spectator, Books of the Year ''His delightful Breakfast at Sotheby''s is a house sale of a book, a chance for him to clear out 35 years of memories as an art dealer and auctioneer, first at Christie''s and then Sotheby''s, a rival auction house'' - Economist Philip Hook is a director and senior paintings specialist at Sotheby''s. He has worked in the art world for thirty-five years during which time he has also been a director of Christie''s and an international art dealer. He is the author of five novels and two works of art history, including The Ultimate Trophy, a history of the Impressionist Painting. Hook has appeared regularly on television, from 1978-2003 on the BBC''s Antiques Roadshow.
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Sarah And Duck Visit The Doctor by Sarah Gomes Harris : INR620 ISBN: 9780723298458

Poor Sarah is feeling under the weather. A trip to the doctor is in order - and with a little help from Duck, Sarah is on the mend in no time. Fans of Sarah and Duck will love this quirky take on being ill and visiting the doctor.
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My Bloody Valentine by Alastair Gunn : INR801 ISBN: 9781405914468

From the bestselling author of The Advent Killer SHE LOVES ME, SHE LOVES ME NOT ... The second thrilling novel in the DCI Antonia Hawkins series by Alastair Gunn When the body of a young woman is found brutally slain on Valentine''s Day the press reacts with barely disguised glee. For DCI Antonia Hawkins, still recovering from the terrible wounds inflicted by another killer, the pressure of another high profile murder investigation could barely be worse timed. But, battling her own physical limitations and under pressure from a new member of the team whose ambition to displace her is barely disguised, Hawkins must discover not just who killed the first victim, but why. Or watch helplessly as others die at the hands of a monster whose been labelled the Valentine Killer... Praise for My Bloody Valentine: ''Stunning plot twist which I never saw coming . . . brilliantly done'' Crime Fiction Lover Praise for Alastair Gunn: A truly terrifying debut novel - My Weekly This is a strong, spell-binding crime novel that shows much promise of dark treasures to come from this author - Crimesquad
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The Puppy And The Orphan by Suzanne Lambert : INR754 ISBN: 9781405932486

A heart-warming new story from the bestselling author of Christmas at the Ragdoll Orphanage Christmas, 1953 When little Billy discovers a lost puppy in the grounds of his orphanage home, he knows that the nuns will never allow him to keep a pet. But as Billy stares into the adorable Labrador''s big brown eyes, he knows in his heart that he can''t bear to be parted from his new friend. So he comes up with a plan. With the help of his fellow orphans, Billy hides the puppy in the caretaker''s cottage. Together the children swear not to reveal the secret to the grown-ups. Yet as Billy and the puppy''s special bond develops, his dread of discovery and being separated from his beloved dog grows . . . The Puppy and the Orphan tells the story of many lost souls who have found refuge at the orphanage, and how love helps each of them to fight for a second chance of somewhere to call home.
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Murder Inc by Paul Williams : INR1431 ISBN: 9781844883479

Murder Inc. is the latest blockbuster by Ireland''s most respected crime writer and journalist, Paul Williams. Murder Inc. is the definitive account of how organized crime exploded in Limerick from the 1990s and in the noughties. It describes the depravity and decadence of the gangs, their deadly rivaliries, and their reigns of terror over the community in which they lived. Finally, Williams traces the faultlines that eventually led to the implosion of the gangs and their defeat. Drawing on his vast inside knowledge of the criminal underworld, an unparalleled range of contacts and eye witness interviews, Paul Williams provides a chilling insight into the mobsters and events that corroded entire neighbourhoods and devastated countless lives.
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Utterly Unbelievable by Adam Frost : INR707 ISBN: 9780241351482

Prepare to discover the most utterly unbelievable REAL facts about WWII . . . Did you know that onions were given as birthday presents in WWII? Or that exploding camel dung was used as a weapon? Could a leaky toilet force a submarine crew to abandon ship? This is history like you''ve never known it before! Ask yourself . . . Would you eat squirrel tail soup, cow''s udders, or a carrot on a stick? Could you share 12.7cm of bathwater with your WHOLE family - for your weekly wash? If you were a spy, which gadgets and inventions would you choose? From flying tanks to Operation Toenail, read about the daring, tragic and heroic events that shaped one of the most influential conflicts in modern times. With a bold design and colourful illustrations, picture the most amazing, and unbelievable, facts from this world-changing time. Puffin and IWM (Imperial War Museums) are proud to be working together to educate and inspire young readers with tales from the past. Puffin know that stories can take you anywhere. As one of the most beloved children''s publishers, we aim to fire every young imagination. Uncovering people''s experiences during wartime, from the First World War to the present day, IWM is a family of five museums (IWM London, Churchill War Rooms, HMS Belfast, IWM North, and IWM Duxford).
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Moern Classics Under Fire by Henri Barbusse : INR871 ISBN: 9780141393438

A searing, unflinchingly realist novel about life at war, written during the First World War ''Men are made to be husbands, fathers - men, in short! Not animals that hunt one another down'' Under Fire follows the fortune of a French battalion during the First World War. For this group of ordinary men, thrown together from all over France and longing for home, war is simply a matter of survival, and the arrival of their rations, a glimpse of a pretty girl or a brief reprieve in hospital is all they can hope for. Based directly on Henri Barbusse''s experiences of the trenches, Under Fire is the most famous French novel of the First World War, starkly evoking the mud, stench and monotony of an eternal battlefield. It is also a powerful critique of inequality between ranks, the incomprehension of those who have not experienced battle, and of war itself.
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Modern Classics Cotton Comes To Harlem by Chester Himes : INR790 ISBN: 9780141196459

A preacher called Deke O''Malley''s been selling false hope: the promise of a glorious new life in Africa for just $1,000 a family. But when thieves with machine guns steal the proceeds - and send one man''s brain matter flying - the con is up. Now Grave Digger Jones and Coffin Ed mean to bring the good people of Harlem back their $87,000, however many corpses they have to climb over to get it. Cotton Comes to Harlem is a non-stop ride, with violence, sex, double-crosses, and the two baddest detectives ever to wear a badge in Harlem. With a new Introduction by Will Self.
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George Ii (penguin Monarchs) by Norman Davies : INR1320 ISBN: 9780141978420

George Ii (penguin Monarchs): Not Just A British Monarch
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Penguin Modern Classics Meetings With Remarkable Men by G I Gurjieff : INR943 ISBN: 9780141394497

The exhilarating, life-affirming call to spiritual arms from world-renowned spiritual teacher G. I. Gurdjieff ''Gurdjieff''s voice is heard as a call. He calls because he suffers from the inner chaos in which we live. He calls to us to open our eyes. He asks us why we are here, what we wish for, what forces we obey. He asks us, above all, if we understand what we are . . .'' Part adventure narrative, part travelogue, part spiritual guide, Meetings with Remarkable Men is suffused with Gurdjieff''s unique perspective on life. With vivacity and charm, he organizes his account around portraits of the remarkable men and women who accompanied him through remote parts of the Near East and Central Asia, and who aided his search for hidden knowledge. Among them are Gurdjieff''s own father (a traditional bard), a Russian prince dedicated to the search for Truth, a Christian missionary who entered a World Brotherhood deep in Asia, and a woman who escaped slavery to become a trusted member of Gurdjieff''s group of fellow seekers. Meetings with Remarkable Men conveys a haunting sense of what it means to live fully - with conscience, with purpose and with heart.
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Auschwitz by Sybille Steinbacher : INR1037 ISBN: 9780141987484

At the terrible heart of the modern age lies Auschwitz. In a total inversion of earlier hopes about the use of science and technology to improve, extend and protect human life, Auschwitz manipulated the same systems to quite different ends. In Sybille Steinbacher''s terse, powerful new book, the reader is led through the process by which something unthinkable to any European in the 1930s had become a sprawling, industrial reality during the course of the world war. How Auschwitz grew and mutated into an entire dreadful city, how both those who managed it and those who were killed by it came to be in Poland in the 1940s, and how it was allowed to happen, is something everyone needs to understand.
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The Growing Pains Of Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend : INR755 ISBN: 9780141046433

The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole is the second book in Sue Townsend''s brilliantly funny Adrian Mole series. Sunday July 18th My father announced at breakfast that he is going to have a vasectomy. I pushed my sausages away untouched. In this second instalment of teenager Adrian Mole''s diaries, the Mole family is in crisis and the country is beating the drum of war. While his parents have reconciled after both embarked on disastrous affairs, Adrian is shocked to learn of his mother''s pregnancy. And even though at the mercy of his rampant hormones and the fickle whims of the divine Pandora, a victim of a broken home and his own tortured (though unrecognised) genius, Adrian continues valiantly to chronicle the pains and pleasures of a misspent adolescence. Bestselling author Sue Townsend has been Britain''s favourite comic writer for over three decades. ''Funny, moving and a poke in the eye for adult morality'' Sunday Express ''Written with great verve, and showing an uncanny understanding of the young, Sue Townsend holds the balance between innocence and precocity and the result is both hilarious and salutary'' Daily Telegraph ''Life''s no fun for an adolescent intellectual. For the reader it''s a hoot'' New Statesman Sue Townsend is one of Britain''s favourite comic authors. 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. Sue passed away in 2014 and is survived by her husband, four children, ten grandchildren and millions of avid readers.
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The Two Gentlemen Of Verona by William Shakespeare : INR801 ISBN: 9780141396422

An engaging comedy of love, The Two Gentlemen of Verona deals with the conflict between friendship and romance, and features one of Shakespeare''s most memorable clowns. This Penguin Shakespeare edition is edited by Norman Sanders with an introduction by Russell Jackson. ''Except I be by Silvia in the night, There is no music in the nightingale'' Leaving behind both home and beloved, a young man travels to Milan to meet his closest friend. Once there, however, he falls in love with his friend''s new sweetheart and resolves to seduce her. Love-crazed and desperate, he is soon moved to commit cynical acts of betrayal, revealing how passion can prove more powerful than even the strongest loyalty owed to a friend. This book contains a general introduction to Shakespeare''s life and Elizabethan theatre, a separate introduction to the play, a chronology, suggestions for further reading, an essay discussing performance options on both stage and screen, and a commentary.
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Henry Vi (penguin Monarchs) by James Ross : INR518 ISBN: 9780241380413

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.
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Modern Classics Castle by Franz Kafka : INR896 ISBN: 9780141183442

A surreal work of psychological horror, Franz Kafka''s The Castle is translated by J. A. Underwood with an introduction by Idris Parry in Penguin Modern Classics. The Castle is the story of K., the unwanted Land Surveyor who is never to be admitted to the Castle nor accepted in the village, and yet cannot go home. As he encounters dualities of certainty and doubt, hope and fear, and reason and nonsense, K.''s struggles in the absurd, labyrinthine world where he finds himself seem to reveal an inexplicable truth about the nature of existence. Kafka began The Castle in 1922 and it was never finished, yet this, the last of his three great novels, draws fascinating conclusions that make it feel strangely complete. Franz Kafka (1883-1924) was a Czech-born German-speaking insurance clerk who despised his job, preferring to spend his time writing. Nevertheless, Kafka published little during his lifetime, and ordered his closest friend to burn the mass of unpublished manuscripts, now familiar to us as some of the most influential novels and short stories of the twentieth century, after his death. Kafka''s novels, all published posthumously, include The Trial, The Castle, and Amerika. If you enjoyed The Castle, you might like Kafka''s Metamorphosis and Other Stories, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. ''Every time you read The Castle, you find something new in it'' Sunday Times ''Kafka discovered the hitherto unknown possibilities of the novel'' Milan Kundera ''Kafka may be the most important writer of the twentieth century'' J.G. Ballard
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Modern Classics Heroes In The Wind by Robert Howard : INR954 ISBN: 9780141189437

Howard''s swashbuckling fantasy stories feature the adventures of the enigmatic Conan: a free barbarian from distant Cimmeria who ventures into the splendid kingdoms of the south to find his fortune in the lost eons of the Hyborian Age between the sinking of Kull''s Atlantis and the dawn of history. Cunning thief, captain of mercenaries and corsairs, lover of sultry temptresses, Conan follows his destiny into demon-haunted treasure towers and across the plains of death. And at last, like Kull before him, he slashes his name across the scrolls of royalty as King Conan, usurper-lord of imperial Aquilonia.
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Timon Of Athens by William Shakespeare : INR801 ISBN: 9780141396491

A tragicomedy, a satire on materialism and a scream of pain and injustice, Timon of Athens depicts Shakespeare''s greatest optimist and his most vehement pessimist in its central character, the wealthy and deluded Timon. This Penguin Shakespeare edition is edited by G. R. Hibbard with an introduction by Nicholas Walton. ''What viler thing upon the earth than friends, Who can bring noblest minds to basest ends!'' After squandering his wealth with prodigal generosity, a rich Athenian gentleman finds himself deep in debt. Unshaken by the prospect of bankruptcy, he is certain that the friends he has helped so often will come to his aid. But when they learn his wealth is gone, he quickly finds that their promises fall away to nothing in this tragic exploration of power, greed, and loyalty betrayed. This book contains a general introduction to Shakespeare''s life and Elizabethan theatre, a separate introduction to the play, a chronology, suggestions for further reading, an essay discussing performance options on both stage and screen, and a commentary. William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was born to John Shakespeare and Mary Arden in late April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. He wrote about 38 plays (the precise number is uncertain), many of which are regarded as the most exceptional works of drama ever produced, including Romeo and Juliet (1595), Henry V (1599), Hamlet (1601), Othello (1604), King Lear (1606) and Macbeth (1606), as well as a collection of 154 sonnets, which are among the most profound and influential love poetry in English.
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The Parrots by Alexandra Shulman : INR1179 ISBN: 9780241146408

Outsiders sometimes see things other don''t . . . and that can be dangerous.     A pair of emerald green and gold parrots have been disturbing the peace of Katherine Tennison''s London garden for some time when a further disruption arrives at her door, in the form of dazzlingly beautiful Italian siblings Antonella and Matteo Fullardi.     Children of Katherine''s old school friend Ann, who married an Italian leather-­goods heir, the pair are now all grown up. Very rich, and very troubled, they prove a catalyst for a whole series of events which reveal the Tennisons'' quiet family life to be less perfect than it initially seems . . .
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The Romance Of The Three Kingdoms by Luo Guanzhong : INR1526 ISBN: 9780141197432

Part historical and part legend, The Romance of the Three Kingdoms dramatizes the lives of feudal lords and their retainers, recounting their personal and military battles, intrigues, and struggles to achieve dominance for almost a hundred years. It is one of the most beloved works of East Asian literature, and the most famous historical novel in China.
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V&a Fashion Mash-up by V&a : INR1790 ISBN: 9780141372402

A deluxe fashion press-out dress up book that combines the very best of fashion from the V&A and style trends throughout history - perfect for fashion fans of all ages!
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How To Fly Like An Elephant by Kyoko Nemoto : INR707 ISBN: 9780141388403

Everyone knows elephants can''t fly: they''re too heavy, and they have no wings! But what happens when three elephants work together to design a flying machine? How to Fly Like an Elephant combines an introduction to design and engineering with a timeless story about persistence and teamwork. Featuring interactive folding elements and flaps, the elephants will need YOUR help to finally get off the ground in this first picture book from Puffin and the V&A Museum.
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More Please by Barry Humphries : INR896 ISBN: 9780241977484

Get a fascinating insight into the man behind the make-up and glasses in Barry Humphries'' one and only autobiography Because Barry Humphries has deliberately furnished would-be biographers with whimsical fictions and blatant mystifications, the true details of his life are among the best-kept secrets of our time. More Please, prophetically his first utterance, reveals the man behind the actor. This best-selling book moves from suburban Australia of the 1930s, 40s and 50s to Humphries'' international stardom and his revelations and confessions will astonish his vast audience, being so wildly at odds with all that has gone before.
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At The Fair - Read It Yourself With Ladybird Level 0 by Ladybird : INR310 ISBN: 9780241312490

Book 9 contains two stories that build on the phonics learnt in previous books and focus on the sound and letter combinations: igh, ear, air, ure.For over thirty-five years, the best-selling Read it yourself with Ladybird has helped children learn to read.All titles 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 sessionat school.All titles include comprehension questions or puzzles, guidance notes and book band information for schools.This Level 0 title is designed for children who are developing their synthetic phonics skills. Books 1 to 12 introduce letters and sounds in a systematic order.
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Me. You. A Diary by Dawn French : INR1526 ISBN: 9781405931496

Penguin presents the audio CD edition of Me. You. A Diary by Dawn French Dawn''s first non-fiction project in almost a decade, following on from three consecutive Sunday Times bestselling novels
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Modern Classics Great Wall Of China by Franz Kafka : INR1038 ISBN: 9780141186467

Drawing directly on original manuscripts, this collection comprises the major short stories published after Kafka’s death. It includes The Great Wall of China, Blumfeld, An Elderly Bachelor, Investigations of a Dog and his great sequences of aphorisms, with fables and parables on subjects ranging from the legend of Prometheus to the Tower of Babel. Allegorical, disturbing and possessing a dream-like clarity, these writings are quintessential Kafka.
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Fools Of Fortune by William Trevor : INR896 ISBN: 9780241969496

Fools of Fortune by William Trevor - a classic early novel from one of the world''s greatest writers Winner of the Whitbread Prize for Best Novel of the Year Murder and revenge during the Irish Civil War The Quintons have lived in the old house in Cork for hundreds of years. Though Anglo-Irish Protestant, they sympathize with the cause of independence and secretly fund Michael Collins'' fighters. But one of their workers is an informer to the British, and when he''s murdered on their land, though they know nothing of it, the Black and Tans come seeking revenge. Till now young Willy Quinton has led a pleasant, cosseted life. But the murder of his father and sisters by British soldiers brings him to a point when he can only contemplate revenge himself. He sets off for Liverpool with hatred in his heart. Will he survive? Will the cycle ever be broken? ''To my mind William Trevor''s best novel and a very fine one'' Graham Greene William Trevor was born in Mitchelstown, Co Cork, in 1928. He spent his childhood in Ireland and was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, but has lived in England for many years. An acknowledged master of the short-story form, he has also written many highly acclaimed novels: he has won the Whitbread Fiction Prize three times and been shortlisted for the Booker Prize four times. His most recent novel was Love and Summer (Penguin, 2010).
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Cymbeline by William Shakespeare : INR801 ISBN: 9780141396484

One of Shakespeare''s late, fantastical plays, Cymbeline considers human love and art through the thrilling wonder of the Renaissance theatre. This Penguin Shakespeare edition is edited with an introduction by John Pitcher. ''Fear no more the heat o'' the sun, Nor the furious winter''s rages'' The King of Britain, enraged by his daughter''s disobedience in marrying against his wishes, banishes his new son-in-law. Having fled to Rome, the exiled husband makes a foolish wager with a villain he encounters there - gambling on the fidelity of his abandoned wife. Combining courtly menace and horror, comedy and melodrama,Cymbeline is a moving depiction of two young lovers driven apart by deceit and self-doubt. This book contains a general introduction to Shakespeare''s life and Elizabethan theatre, a separate introduction to the play, a chronology, suggestions for further reading, an essay discussing performance options on both stage and screen, and a commentary.
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Magic Bunny Dancing Days by Sue Bentley : INR518 ISBN: 9780141332437

The magic continues in a new series from the author of the bestselling Magic Kitten! Adorable black and white spotted bunny Arrow is the keeper of the magic key that keeps Moonglow Meadow lush and beautiful so that many bunnies can live there happily. But the key is under threat and so Arrow must flee the meadow to keep it safe and hide in our world. Can Arrow find a little girl to look after him and be a special friend?
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Troilus And Cressida by William Shakespeare : INR801 ISBN: 9780141396415

Inspired by Homer''s Iliad and Chaucer''s Troilus and Criseyde, Shakespeare''s play explores heroism, love and betrayal against the backdrop of the Trojan War. This Penguin Shakespeare edition is edited by R. A. Foakes with an introduction by Colin Burrow. ''Lechery, still wars and lechery; nothing else holds fashion'' It is the seventh year of the Trojan War. The Greek army is camped outside Troy and Achilles - their military hero - refuses to fight. Inside the city Troilus, the Trojan King''s son, falls in love with Cressida, whose father has defected to the Greek camp. In an exchange of prisoners the couple are split - they believe forever. The honour of lovers and soldiers is tested as a fierce battle begins and heroes must prove their worth. This book contains a general introduction to Shakespeare''s life and Elizabethan theatre, a separate introduction to the play, a chronology, suggestions for further reading, an essay discussing performance options on both stage and screen, and a commentary.
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Aren't We Sisters by Patricia Ferguson : INR755 ISBN: 9780241966471

Norah Thornby can no longer afford to live in her grand family home in the centre of Silkhampton. Unless, perhaps, she can find a respectable lodger. But Nurse Lettie Quick is not nearly as respectable as she seems. What''s really going on at the clinic she has opened? And why has she chosen Silkhampton? Meanwhile the beautiful Rae Grainger has found the perfect place to stay, in an isolated house miles away from the town. It''s certainly rather creepy, especially at candlelit bedtime, but Rae knows that all she has to do is stay out of sight, until others - paid, professional others - are ready to take her little problem away. Then she can just forget the whole ghastly business . . . can''t she? No one guesses, of course, that there''s a killer quietly at work in Silkhampton; that in one way or another all three women are in danger . . .
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Memoirs Of A Dipper by Nell Leyshon : INR896 ISBN: 9780241971451

''A reading experience that hums with an electric energy that never gets boring and feels shockingly, painfully real.'' - The Times ''There''s different ways to do it: I can slowly move closer step by step, or I can do it in one movement and bump into them. Easiest is in a pub then I can put my drink too close to theirs. Move my stool near theirs. Anything to cross the line.'' Gary is a dipper, a burglar, a thief. He is still at junior school when his father first takes him out on the rob, and proves a fast learner: not much more than a child the first time he gets caught, he is a career criminal as soon as he is out again. But Gary is also fiercely intelligent - he often knows more about the antique furniture he is stealing than the people who own it, and is confident in his ability to trick his way out of any situation, always one step ahead. But all that changes when he falls for Mandy...
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Murder Inc. by Paul Williams : INR943 ISBN: 9780241970461

Murder Inc. is the latest blockbuster by Ireland''s most respected crime writer and journalist, Paul Williams. Murder Inc. is the definitive account of how organized crime exploded in Limerick from the 1990s and in the noughties. It describes the depravity and decadence of the gangs, their deadly rivaliries, and their reigns of terror over the community in which they lived. Finally, Williams traces the faultlines that eventually led to the implosion of the gangs and their defeat. Drawing on his vast inside knowledge of the criminal underworld, an unparalleled range of contacts and eye witness interviews, Paul Williams provides a chilling insight into the mobsters and events that corroded entire neighbourhoods and devastated countless lives.
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The Noonday Trilogy by Pat Barker : INR1698 ISBN: 9780241975435

Paul, Elinor and Kit meet at the Slade School of Art in 1914 but their emerging friendships and romances are torn apart by the onset of WWI. On the battlefields of France, they lose not only loved ones but also a part of themselves. Years later, their youth and innocence decimated by one war, all three are faced with the horrifying prospect of living through another.Moving through decades, from the battlefields of Ypres to the London Blitz, Pat Barker draws a detailed and richly evocative portrait of a generation shaped and haunted by the long shadow of war.
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Reborn by Sarah Lotz : INR1320 ISBN: 9780718187491

A BRAND NEW NOVEL INSPIRED BY THE SMASH-HIT COMIC BOOK SERIES CREATED BY MARK MILLAR AND GREG CAPULLO, WRITTEN BY CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED AUTHOR SARAH LOTZ.
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Decoded by Mai Jia : INR1526 ISBN: 9780141391472

Decoded tells the story of Rong Jinzhwen, one of the great code-breakers in the world. A semi-autistic mathematical genius, Jinzhen is recruited to the cryptography department of China''s secret services, Unit 701, where he is assigned the task of breaking the elusive ''Code Purple''. Jinzhen rises through the ranks to eventually become China''s greatest and most celebrated code-breaker; until he makes a mistake. Then begins his descent through the unfathomable darkness of the world of cryptology into madness. ''Decoded is a subtle and complex exploration of cryptography, politics, dreams and their significance...There is much of interest in this book, from the strange, superstitious beginning to the gradual decline of the Rong family as the twentieth century progresses...But in the end, it''s the complexity of the characters that is Decoded''s enduring pleasure'' London Review of Books Decoded was an immediate success when it was published in 2002 in China and has become an international bestseller. With the pacing of a literary crime thriller, Mai Jia''s masterpiece also combines elements of historical fiction and state espionage. Taking place in the shadowy world of Chinese secret security, where Mai Jia worked for decades, it introduces us to a place that is unfamiliar, intriguing and authentic. And with Rong Jinzhen, it introduces us to a character who is deeply flawed and fragile, yet possessing exceptional intelligence. Decoded is an unforgettable and gripping story of genius, brilliance, insanity and human frailty. ''Decoded is a subtle and complex exploration of cryptography, politics, dreams and their significance....There is much of interest in this book, from the strange, superstitious beginning to the gradual decline of the Rong family as the twentieth century progresses...But, in the end, it is the complexity of the characters that is Decoded''s enduring pleasure'' Times Literary Supplement ''Readers skate the line separating insanity from genius in Mai Jia''s riveting tale of cryptographic warfare...A denouement at once heartbreaking and thought-provoking leaves readers pondering the collective sanity of a world shrouding knowledge in enigmas. Gifted translators bring English-speaking readers a Chinese literary treasure'' Booklist Mai Jia (the pseudonym of Jiang Benhu) is arguably the most successful writer in China today. His books are constant bestsellers, with total sales over three million copies. He became the highest paid author in China last year with his new book, Wind Talk. He has achieved unprecedented success with film adaptation: all of his novels are made - or are being made - into major films or TV series, the screenplays of which are often written by Mai Jia himself. He is hailed as the forerunner of Chinese espionage fiction, and has created a unique genre that combines spycraft, code-breaking, crime, human drama, historical fiction, and metafiction. He has won almost every major award in China, including the highest literary honor - the Mao Dun Award.
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Penguin Classics Travels In West Africa by Mary Kingsley : INR1179 ISBN: 9780141439426

A remarkable account by a pioneering woman explorer who was described by Rudyard Kipling as ''the bravest woman of all my knowledge''. Until 1893, Mary Kingsley lived the typical life of a single Victorian woman, tending to sick relatives and keeping house for her brother. However, on the death of her parents, she undertook an extraordinary decision: with no prior knowledge of the region, she set out alone to West Africa to pursue her anthropological interests and collect botanical specimens. Her subsequent book, published in 1897, is a testament to understatement and humour - few explorers made less of the hardships and dangers experienced while travelling (including unaccompanied treks through dangerous jungles and encounters with deadly animals). Travels in West Africa would challenge (as well as reinforce) contemporary Victorian prejudices about Africa, and also made invaluable contributions to the fields of botany and anthropology. Above all, however, it has stood the test of time as a gripping, classic travel narrative by a woman whose sense of adventure and fascination with Africa transformed her whole life. This Penguin edition includes a fascinating introduction by Dr Toby Green examining Victorian attitudes to Africa, along with explanatory notes by Lynnette Turner. Mary Kingsley was born in north London in 1862, the daughter of the traveller and physician George Kingsley and his former housekeeper, Mary Bailey. Her education was scant: while her younger brother was sent away to school, she stayed at home. Later she lived in Cambridge, and cared for her bedridden mother. Following the deaths of her parents, Kingsley embarked on a voyage to West Africa in August 1893, with the object of studying native religion and law and collecting zoological specimens. In December 1894, she undertook a second trip to the region, during which she became the first woman to climb West Africa''s highest mountain, Mount Cameroon. On returning home eleven months later, she wrote Travels in West Africa, which was published in 1897 and was followed by West African Studies in 1899. Kingsley made one final trip to Africa, enlisting as a volunteer nurse in South Africa during the Boer War. She had only been there for two months when she developed typhoid fever and died, on 3rd June 1900, before being buried at sea in accordance with her wishes. Lynnette Turner is Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Edge Hill University. Toby Green is Lecturer in Lusophone African History and Culture at Kings College London. His book The Rise of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade in Western Africa appeared in 2011.
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The Modern Classics Art Of Joy by Goliarda Sapienza : INR802 ISBN: 9780141198477

Goliarda Sapienza''s The Art of Joy was written over a nine year span, from 1967 to 1976. At the time of her death in 1996, Sapienza had published nothing in a decade, having been unable to find a publisher for what was to become her most celebrated work, due to its perceived immorality. One publisher''s rejection letter exclaimed: ''It''s a pile of iniquity.'' The manuscript lay for decades in a chest finally being proclaimed a forgotten masterpiece when it was eventually published in 2005. This epic Sicilian novel, which begins in the year 1900 and follows its main character, Modesta, through nearly the entire span of the 20th century, is at once a coming-of-age novel, a tale of sexual adventure and discovery, a fictional autobiography, and a sketch of Italy''s moral, political and social past. Born in a small Sicilian village and orphaned at age nine, Modesta spends her childhood in a convent raised by nuns.Through sheer cunning, she manages to escape, and eventually becomes a princess. Sensual, proud, and determined, Modesta wants to discover the infinite richness of life and sets about destroying all social barriers that impede her quest for the fulfilment of her desires. She seduces both men and women, and even murder becomes acceptable as a means of removing an obstacle to happiness and self-discovery. Goliarda Sapienza (1924-1996) was born in Catania, Sicily in 1924, in an anarchist socialist family. At sixteen, she entered the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Rome and worked under the direction of Luchino Visconti, Alessandro Blasetti and Francesco Maselli. She is the author of several novels published during her lifetime: Lettera Aperta (1967), Il Filo Di Mezzogiorno (1969), Università di Rebibbia (1983), Le Certezze Del Dubbio (1987). L''Arte Della Gioia is considered her masterpiece. Anne Milano Appel, Ph.D., a former library director and language teacher, has been translating professionally for nearly twenty years, and is a member of ALTA, ATA, NCTA and PEN. Her translation of Giovanni Arpino''s Scent of a Woman (Penguin, 2011) was named the winner of The John Florio Prize for Italian Translation (2013).
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Emergency Rescue-read It Yourself With Ladybird, Level 2 by Ladybird : INR310 ISBN: 9780241244425

Brand new titles for 2016 from the best-selling Read it Yourself with Ladybird.Who comes to help us in an emergency? Read about the men and women who rescue people in trouble.For over thirty-five years, the best-selling Read it yourself with Ladybird has helped children learn to read.All books feature essential key words. Title-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.
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Ladybird Readers Level 1 Pack 1 by Ladybird : INR4102 ISBN: 9780241273449

Ladybird Readers Level 1 Pack 1
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Planet Earth-read It Yourself With Ladybird, Level 3 by Ladybird : INR310 ISBN: 9780241237403

Brand new titles for 2016 from the best-selling Read it Yourself with Ladybird.The colourful non-fiction reader is filled with fascinating geographical and geological facts about our planet, Earth. 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.
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V&a Introduces by Puffin : INR716 ISBN: 9780141379470

V&a Introduces: Pink Floyd
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The Little Black Classics Night Is Darkening Round Me by Emily Bronte : INR160 ISBN: 9780141398471

''... ever-present, phantom thing; My slave, my comrade, and my king'' Some of Emily Brontë''s most extraordinary poems Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin''s 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Emily Brontë (1818-1848). Brontë''s Wuthering Heights and The Complete Poems are available in Penguin Classics
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The End Of The Story by Lydia Davis : INR503 ISBN: 9780241205457

The first and only novel by Lydia Davis, winner of the Man Booker International Prize 2013. ''It surprised me, over and over, to find that I was with such a young man. He was twenty-two when I met him. He turned twenty-three while I knew him, but by the time I turned thirty-five I did not know where he was anymore.'' Mislabelled boxes, confusing notes, wrong turnings - such are the obstacles in the way of the unnamed narrator of The End of the Story as she organises her memories of a love affair into a novel. With compassion, wit and what seems to be candour, she seeks to determine what she actually knows about herself and her past, but we begin to suspect, along with her, that given the elusiveness of memory and understanding, any tale retrieved from the past must be fiction Back in print at last, this is Lydia Davis''s first - and so far only - novel. ''Extraordinary'' Newsday ''Brilliant'' New Yorker ''Breathtakingly elegant'' Details ''Beautifully written'' Marie Claire ''Astonishing'' Elle Lydia Davis is the author of Collected Stories, one novel and six short story collections, most recently Can''t and Won''t. She is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and was named an Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government for her fiction and her translations of modern writers, including Gustave Flaubert and Marcel Proust. She won the Man Booker International Prize in 2013.
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Aesops Funky Fables by Vivian French : INR386 ISBN: 9780140562460

A re-telling of Aesop''s classic moral tales - some well-known and some almost unknown. Rap your way through these wacky new versions of Aesop''s classic fables, supported by vibrant subversive illustations.
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The Groundnut Cookbook by Duval Bankole Timothy : INR1804 ISBN: 9780718179410

''They have created a fun, vibrant cookbook that also evokes a powerful sense of their collective memories and diverse upbringings. But most of all, the time just feels right for African food, a cuisine too long ignored or dismissed'' Observer The Groundnut Cookbook is an African cookbook by friends Duval Timothy, Jacob Fodio Todd and Folayemi Brown. They are three energetic, imaginative Londoners set to change the face of African food with their cookbook packed full of gorgeous full-colour photography and easy-to-follow, fresh and healthy recipes. Learn how to prepare classics like their namesake Groundnut Stew, and Jollof Rice, alongside innovative offerings like their Avocado Ice Cream or Puna Yam Cake. The Groundnut Cookbook will make you wonder why it''s taken you this long to explore Africa''s culinary gems Discover Groundnut Stew, Jollof Rice, Butterbean Terrine, Pork in Tamarind, Cardamom Mandazi, Baked Broccoli Falafals, Yorkshire Pudding with Mango Curd and Puna Yam Cake. The Groundnut Cookbook will make you wonder why it''s taken you this long to explore Africa''s culinary gems.
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Penguin Classics So Bright And Delicate by John Keats : INR608 ISBN: 9780141442471

So Bright and Delicate: Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne is a testament to the love that inspired the passion and creativity of one of the greatest English Romantic poets. This Penguin Classics edition includes an introduction by Jane Campion, Oscar-winning director of the film Bright Star. John Keats died aged just twenty-five, leaving behind some of the most exquisite and moving verse and love letters ever written, inspired by his great love for his neighbour, Fanny Brawne. Although they knew each other for just a few short years and spent a great deal of that time apart - separated by Keats''s worsening illness, which forced a move abroad - Keats wrote again and again about and to his love, right until his very last poem, called simply ''To Fanny''. She, in turn, would wear the ring he had given her until her death. So Bright and Delicate contains the love poems and correspondence composed by Keats in the heat of his passion, and is a dazzling display of a talent cruelly cut short. John Keats (1795-1821) lost both his parents at an early age. His decision to commit himself to poetry, rather than follow a career in medicine, was a personal challenge, unfounded in any prior success. His first volume of poetry, published in 1817, was a critical and commercial failure. During his short life he received little recognition, and it was not until the latter part of the nineteenth century that his place in English Romanticism began to be understood, and not until this century that it became fully appreciated. If you enjoyed So Bright and Delicate, you might like Keats''s Complete Poems, also available in Penguin Classics.
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Wigs On The Green by Nancy Mitford : INR570 ISBN: 9780141047461

Wigs on the Green by Nancy Mitford is a hilarious satire of the upper classes. Eugenia Malmains is one of the richest girls in England and an ardent supporter of Captain Jack and the Union Jackshirts; Noel and Jasper are both in search of an heiress (so much easier than trying to work for the money); Poppy and Marjorie are nursing lovelorn hearts; and the beautiful bourgeois Mrs Lace is on the prowl for someone near Eugenia''s fabulous country home at Chalford, and much farce ensues. One of Nancy Mitford''s earliest novels, Wigs on the Green has been out of print for nearly seventy-five years. Nancy''s sisters Unity and Diana were furious with her for making fun of Diana''s husband, Oswald Moseley, and his politics, and the book caused a rift between them all that endured for years. Nancy Mitford skewers her family and their beliefs with her customary jewelled barbs, but there is froth, comedy and heart here too. ''Deliciously funny'' Evelyn Waugh Nancy Mitford was the eldest of the infamous Mitford sisters, known for her membership in ''The Bright Young Things'' clique of the 1920s and an intimate of Evelyn Waugh; she produced witty, satirical novels with a cast of characters taken directly from the aristocratic social scene of which she was a part. Her novels, The Pursuit of Love, Love in a Cold Climate, The Blessing and Don''t Tell Alfred, are available in single paperback editions from Penguin or as part of The Penguin Complete Novels of Nancy Mitford which also includes Highland Fling, Christmas Pudding and Pigeon Pie. This edition of Wigs on the Green is introduced by journalist and editor Charlotte Mosley.
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Penguin Classic The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh : INR1860 ISBN: 9780141193496

Part of the fabulous new hardback library of 24 Evelyn Waugh books, publishing in chronological order. Following the death of a friend, poet and pets'' mortician Dennis Barlow finds himself entering into the artificial Hollywood paradise of the Whispering Glades Memorial Park. Within its golden gates, death, American-style, is wrapped up and sold like a package holiday. There, Dennis enters the fragile and bizarre world of Aimée, the naïve Californian corpse beautician, and Mr Joyboy, the master of the embalmer''s art ... A dark and savage satire on the Anglo-American cultural divide, The Loved One depicts a world where love, reputation and death cost a very great deal.
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Neris And Indias Idiot Proof Diet by India Knight : INR914 ISBN: 9780141027432

India Knight and Neris Thomas''s top top ten bestseller Neris and India''s Idiot Proof Diet is a hilariously honest account of a low-carb diet that actually works. Ever wanted a diet book by and for real people - you know, people who actually have a life? Congratulations! You''ve just picked it up. We lost ten stone in a year - and if we can do it, then just by following our tips you can do it too. There''s never been a diet book like this - for women, by women, with simple advice that is not hard to follow (plus jokes). And read our new chapter on keeping up the good work. ''Amazingly frank . . . the honesty of their confessions exceeds anything previously published'' Evening Standard ''A compulsive read with good advice, whether you want to lose five pounds or five stone. It addresses the emotional issues of eating. Completely delicious and simple-to-make recipes'' Mail on Sunday ''Crammed with real dieters'' hilarious motivation-boosting tips and anecdotes'' Cosmopolitan India Knight is the author of four novels: My Life on a Plate, Don''t You Want Me, Comfort and Joy and Mutton. Her non-fiction books include The Shops, the bestselling diet book Neris and India''s Idiot-Proof Diet, the accompanying bestselling cookbook Neris and India''s Idiot-Proof Diet Cookbook and The Thrift Book. India is a columnist for the Sunday Times and lives in London with her three children.Follow India on Twitter @indiaknight or on her blog at http://indiaknight.tumblr.com. Neris Thomas is a film producer and artist, she lives in London and is married with one daughter.
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Red Classics Valley Of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle : INR561 ISBN: 9780141035444

From the annals of Dr Watson comes this dark tale of Sherlock Holmes’ early encounter with Professor Moriarty. When Holmes and Watson receive a cipher from one of Moriarty’s henchmen warning of dark doings at a manor house, they find themselves on the trail of a murderer. Almost immediately, they are on their way to Sussex where they discover a corpse with its head blown to pieces. But all is not as it seems. For the origins of this case lie in America, and involve a Pinkerton’s man and the doings of a terrible and secretive lodge ...
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Modern Classics Brideshead Revisited Centennial Edition by Evelyn Waugh : INR613 ISBN: 9780141187471

Charles Ryder, a lonely student at Oxford, is captivated by the outrageous and decadent Sebastian Flyte. Invited to Brideshead, Sebastian’s magnificent family home, Charles welcomes the attentions of its eccentric, aristocratic inhabitants, gradually becoming infatuated with them and the life of privilege they inhabit – in particular, with Sebastian’s remote sister, Julia. But he gradually comes to recognize his spiritual and social distance from them, eventually discovering a world where duty and desire, faith and happiness are in conflict.EVELYN WAUGH CENTENARY EDITION
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Touch And Feel Fairy Tales The Gingerbread Man by Ladybird : INR524 ISBN: 9781409304463

This Ladybird retelling of The Gingerbread Man is a wonderful introduction to classic fairy tales for toddlers and preschool children. Enjoy reading the simple text together, looking at the bright pictures and feeling the different touch-and-feels on every page.
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Inventing The Individual by Larry Siedentop : INR1637 ISBN: 9780713996449

The new book from Larry Siedentop, acclaimed author of Democracy in Europe, Inventing the Individual is a highly original rethinking of how our moral beliefs were formed and their impact on western society today This ambitious and stimulating book describes how a moral revolution in the first centuries AD - the discovery of human freedom and its universal potential - led to a social revolution in the west. The invention of a new, equal social role, the individual, gradually displaced the claims of family, tribe and caste as the basis of social organisation. Larry Siedentop asks us to rethink the evolution of the ideas on which modern societies and government are built, and argues that the core of what is now our system of beliefs emerged much earlier than we think. The roots of liberalism - belief in individual liberty, in the fundamental moral equality of individuals, that equality should be the basis of a legal system and that only a representative form of government is fitting for such a society - all these, Siedentop argues, were pioneered by Christian thinkers of the Middle Ages, who drew on the moral revolution carried out by the early church. It was the arguments of canon lawyers, theologians and philosophers from the eleventh to the fourteenth century, rather than the Renaissance, that laid the foundation for liberal democracy. There are large parts of the world where other beliefs flourish - fundamentalist Islam, which denies the equality of women and is often ambiguous about individual rights and representative institutions; quasi-capitalist China, where a form of utilitarianism enshrines state interests even at the expense of justice and liberty. Such beliefs may foster populist forms of democracy. But they are not liberal. In the face of these challenges, Siedentop urges that understanding the origins of our own liberal ideas is more than ever an important part of knowing who we are. LARRY SIEDENTOP was appointed to the first post in intellectual history ever established in Britain, at Sussex University in the 1970''s. From there he moved to Oxford, becoming Faculty Lecturer in Political Thought and a Fellow of Keble College. His writings include a study of Tocqueville, an edition of Guizot''s History of Civilization in Europe, and Democracy in Europe, which has been translated into a dozen languages. Siedentop was made CBE in 2004.
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Othello by William Shakespeare : INR833 ISBN: 9780141396514

Inexorably poisoned against the woman he loves by his trusted friend Iago, Shakespeare''s Othello is a timeless tragic figure. This Penguin Shakespeare edition is edited by Kenneth Muir with an introduction by Tom McAlindon. ''O! beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock The meat it feeds on.'' A popular soldier and newly married man, Othello seems to be in an enviable position. And yet, when his supposed friend Iago sows doubts in his mind about his wife Desdemona''s fidelity, and his friend Cassio''s true intentions, he is gradually consumed by suspicion. In this powerful tragedy, innocence is corrupted and trust is eroded as every relationship is drawn into a tangled web of jealousies. This book contains a general introduction to Shakespeare''s life and Elizabethan theatre, a separate introduction to Othello, a chronology, suggestions for further reading, an essay discussing performance options on both stage and screen, and a commentary. William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was born to John Shakespeare and Mary Arden some time in late April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. He wrote about 38 plays (the precise number is uncertain), many of which are regarded as the most exceptional works of drama ever produced, including Romeo and Juliet (1595), Henry V (1599), Hamlet (1601), Othello (1604), King Lear (1606) and Macbeth (1606), as well as a collection of 154 sonnets, which number among the most profound and influential love-poetry in English. If you enjoyed Othello, you might like Richard III, also available in Penguin Shakespeare. ''Uncannily brilliant ... truly fascinating because it makes evil specific and precise and human'' Sam Mendes, director of American Beauty
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The Ladybird Book Of The Hangover by Jason Hazeley : INR644 ISBN: 9780718183516

THE PERFECT GIFT for anyone who likes a glass of red. And a double gin. And a vodka shot. And a flaming tequila. And a candy floss caipirinha . . . and a small Bahama Mama. __________________________________ ''A good hangover should be a total mystery to you. How did this happen? Why do you feel so ill? Pretend to yourself that you drank less than you did. Insist you stuck to beer, forgetting the champagne at the start of the evening and the round of jalapeno tequilas you did for a bet in that club next to the dual carriageway at 2am.''__________________________________ ''What a confusing world it can seem with a hangover. Sit as still as you can. Do not attempt to make any decisions. Look out of the window. Can you recognise simple shapes or colours? Is there a moon or a sun in the sky? What sort of a name might you have? Where might there be bacon?''__________________________________ This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them. The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text. ''Hilarious'' Stylist Other new titles for Autumn 2017: How it Works: The Brother How it Works: The Sister The Ladybird Book of the Ex The Ladybird Book of the Nerd The Ladybird Book of the New You The Ladybird Book of Balls The Ladybird Book of the Big Night Out The Ladybird Book of the Quiet Night In People at Work: The Rock Star Previous titles in the Ladybirds for Grown Ups series: How it Works: The Husband How it Works: The Wife How it Works: The Mum How it Works: The Dad The Ladybird Book of the Mid-Life Crisis The Ladybird Book of the Hangover The Ladybird Book of Mindfulness The Ladybird Book of the Shed The Ladybird Book of Dating The Ladybird Book of the Hipster How it Works: The Student How it Works: The Cat How it Works: The Dog How it Works: The Grandparent The Ladybird Book of Red Tape The Ladybird Book of the People Next Door The Ladybird Book of the Sickie The Ladybird Book of the Zombie Apocalypse The Ladybird Book of the Do-Gooder
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Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson : INR1225 ISBN: 9780241256572

Part of a beautiful collection of hardcover classics, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith. Published as a ''shilling shocker'', Robert Louis Stevenson''s dark psychological fantasy gave birth to the idea of the split personality. The story of respectable Dr Jekyll''s strange association with ''damnable young man'' Edward Hyde; the hunt through fog-bound London for a killer; and the final revelation of Hyde''s true identity is a chilling exploration of humanity''s basest capacity for evil.
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Dracula by Bram Stoker : INR1957 ISBN: 9780241256596

Part of a beautiful collection of hardcover classics, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith. When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help Count Dracula with the purchase of a London house, he makes a series of horrific discoveries about his client. Soon afterwards, various bizarre incidents unfold in England: an apparently unmanned ship is wrecked off the coast of Whitby; a young woman discovers strange puncture marks on her neck; and the inmate of a lunatic asylum raves about the ''Master'' and his imminent arrival. In Dracula, Bram Stoker created one of the great masterpieces of the horror genre, brilliantly evoking a nightmare world of vampires and vampire hunters and also illuminating the dark corners of Victorian sexuality and desire.
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The Land Where Lemons Grow by Helena Attlee : INR937 ISBN: 9780241952573

A delightful book about Italy''s unexpected history, told through its citrus fruits The story of citrus runs through the history of Italy like a golden thread, and by combining travel writing with history, recipes, horticulture and art, Helena Attlee takes the reader on a unique and rich journey through Italy''s cultural, moral, culinary and political past. ''4 stars. Attlee, who knows and loves Italy and the Italians, takes the reader through the country''s scented gardens with her sharp descriptions, pertinent stories and quotes and intriguing recipes. I was there with her'' Anna del Conte, Sunday Telegraph ''Fascinating . . . A distinguished garden writer, Attlee fell under the spell of citrus over ten years ago and the book, like the eleventh labour of Hercules to steal the golden fruit of the Hesperides, is the result. She writes with great lucidity, charm and gentle humour, and wears her considerable learning lightly . . . Helena Attlee''s elegant, absorbing prose and sure-footed ability to combine the academic with the anecdotal, make The Land Where Lemons Grow a welcome addition to the library of citrologists and Italophiles alike'' The Times Literary Supplement ''A paradise of citrus is how I always think of Italy too: a place where ice-cold limoncello is sipped from tiny glasses on piazzas, and everything from ricotta cake to osso bucco is enlivened with zest. What a joy, therefore, to read Helena Attlee''s The Land Where Lemons Grow, which tells the story of Italy through its citrus fruit'' Bee Wilson, Telegraph Helena Attlee is the author of four books about Italian gardens, and others on the cultural history of gardens around the world. Helena is a Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund and has worked in Italy for nearly 30 years.
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Peter Rabbit's Christmas Collection by Beatrix Potter : INR1022 ISBN: 9780141353500

Peter Rabbit''s Christmas Collection is full of festive fun. A treasure trove of Christmas delights, this collection includes some of Beatrix Potter''s best-known works, such as The Tale of Peter Rabbit and The Tale of Benjamin Bunny. Hidden among these favourites are some of her previously-unpublished Christmas-card illustrations. This beautiful treasury has something for everyone. Beatrix Potter is regarded as one of the world''s best-loved children''s authors of all time. From her first book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, published by Frederick Warne in 1902, she went on to create a series of stories based around animal characters including Mrs. Tiggy-winkle, Benjamin Bunny, Jemima Puddle-duck, Mr. Jeremy Fisher and Tom Kitten. Her humorous, lively tales and beautiful illustrations have become a natural part of childhood. Look out for The Christmas Tale of Peter Rabbit by Emma Thompson, too!
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Billy And The Minpins (colour Edition) by Roald Dahl : INR813 ISBN: 9780141377537

A BRAND-NEW EDITION, ILLUSTRATED IN GLORIOUS FULL COLOUR BY QUENTIN BLAKE FOR THE FIRST TIME. Billy''s mum says he must never go out through the garden gate and explore the dark forest beyond. So, one day, that''s exactly what he does! There he meets the Minpins, tiny tree-dwelling people whose children are the size of matchsticks. They live in fear of the terrible, galloping GRUNCHER. Will it gobble Billy too - or can he find a way to defeat the hungry beast?
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Christendom Destroyed by Mark Greengrass : INR1179 ISBN: 9780141978529

Mark Greengrass''s gripping, major, original account of Europe in an era of tumultuous change SUNDAY TIMES and FINANCIAL TIMES Books of the Year 2014 This addition to the landmark Penguin History of Europe series is a fascinating study of 16th and 17th century Europe and the fundamental changes which led to the collapse of Christendom and established the geographical and political frameworks of Western Europe as we know it. From peasants to princes, no one was untouched by the spiritual and intellectual upheaval of this era. Martin Luther''s challenge to church authority forced Christians to examine their beliefs in ways that shook the foundations of their religion. The subsequent divisions, fed by dynastic rivalries and military changes, fundamentally altered the relations between ruler and ruled. Geographical and scientific discoveries challenged the unity of Christendom as a belief-community. Europe, with all its divisions, emerged instead as a geographical projection. It was reflected in the mirror of America, and refracted by the eclipse of Crusade in ambiguous relationships with the Ottomans and Orthodox Christianity. Chronicling these dramatic changes, Thomas More, Shakespeare, Montaigne and Cervantes created works which continue to resonate with us. Christendom Destroyed is a rich tapestry that fosters a deeper understanding of Europe''s identity today. ''The Penguin History of Europe series ... is one of contemporary publishing''s great projects'' New Statesman
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The British In India by David Gilmour : INR2508 ISBN: 9780241004524

A SUNDAY TIMES, THE TIMES, SPECTATOR, NEW STATESMAN, TLS BOOK OF THE YEAR The British in this book lived in India from shortly after the reign of Elizabeth I until well into the reign of Elizabeth II. Who were they? What drove these men and women to risk their lives on long voyages down the Atlantic and across the Indian Ocean or later via the Suez Canal? And when they got to India, what did they do and how did they live? This book explores the lives of the many different sorts of Briton who went to India: viceroys and offcials, soldiers and missionaries, planters and foresters, merchants, engineers, teachers and doctors. It evokes the three and a half centuries of their ambitions and experiences, together with the lives of their families, recording the diversity of their work and their leisure, and the complexity of their relationships with the peoples of India. It also describes the lives of many who did not fit in with the usual image of the Raj: the tramps and rascals, the men who ''went native'', the women who scorned the role of the traditional memsahib. David Gilmour has spent decades researching in archives, studying the papers of many people whohave never been written about before, to create a magnificent tapestry of British life in India. It isexceptional work of scholarly recovery portrays individuals with understanding and humour, and makes an original and engaging contribution to a long and important period of British and Indian history.
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Lateral Thinking by Edward De Bono : INR911 ISBN: 9780241257548

THE classic work about improving creativity from world-renowned writer and philosopher Edward de Bono In schools we are taught to meet problems head-on: what Edward de Bono calls ''vertical thinking''. This works well in simple situations - but we are at a loss when this approach fails. What then? Lateral thinking is all about freeing up your imagination. Through a series of special techniques, in groups or working alone, Edward de Bono shows how to stimulate the mind in new and exciting ways. Soon you will be looking at problems from a variety of angles and offering up solutions that are as ingenious as they are effective. You will become much more productive and a formidable thinker in your own right. ''If more bankers and traders had read Lateral Thinking and applied the ideas of Edward de Bono to their own narrow definitions of risk, reward and human expectations, I suspect we would be in much better shape than we are'' - Sir Richard Branson
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The World Of The Happy Pear by David Flynn : INR1827 ISBN: 9780241975534

NO 1 BESTSELLER AND WINNER COOKBOOK OF THE YEAR AT THE 2016 IBAS! ''These lovely boys always create incredibly tasty food.'' Jamie Oliver David and Stephen Flynn put fun, deliciousness and friendship at the heart of their cooking. By showing that vegetarian food is endlessly varied, packed full of flavour and amazingly easy to prepare they want to spread the love for fruit and veg! The World of the Happy Pear is inspired by David and Stephen''s family, friends and the international team at their legendary café. It includes over 100 mouth-watering and totally doable recipes - like Grilled Halloumi Burger with Sweet Chilli Ketchup and a Garlic Tahini Mayo ... Fennel, Ruby Grapefruit, Avocado and Blueberry Salad ... Chocolate and Salted Caramel Tart. There is advice on getting children to love the stuff that''s good for them and top tips on the tasty vegetarian approach to everything from BBQs and burgers to ice cream and Pavlova. Become part of the world of the Happy Pear and discover a feast of healthy yummy food that will transform your eating! ''The poster boys for a healthy way of life!'' Sunday Times ''A healthy eating phenomenon'' Mail on Sunday ''These twins are on a roll'' Time Out ''[They] couldn''t look healthier or happier ... poster boys for vegetarianism'' The Times
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How It Works by Jason Hazeley : INR637 ISBN: 9780718183547

The PERFECT GIFT for your long-suffering wife or prospective bride. Or, for any fool of a husband or seriously deluded groom-to-be who hasn''t yet understood what he''s signed up for. -------------------- Tina is getting married. It is the best day of her life. Next year, she will claim that becoming a mother was the best day of her life, but only because she was on some very strong drugs. Neither is true. The best day of her life was on her eighth birthday, when she got a yellow bike. -------------------- The wife likes surprises. Her favourite sort is a surprise birthday party. It is the husband''s job to organise this surprise for her, and to keep her informed of every detail about it. -------------------- This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them. The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text. ''Hilarious'' Stylist
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Penguin English Library Hard Times by Charles Dickens : INR556 ISBN: 9780141199566

The Penguin English Library Edition of Hard Times by Charles Dickens ''Now, what I want is, Facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life. Plant nothing else, and root out everything else'' Coketown is dominated by the figure of Mr Thomas Gradgrind, school owner and model of Utilitarian success. Feeding both his pupils and his family with facts, he bans fancy and wonder from young minds. As a consequence his obedient daughter Louisa marries the loveless businessman and ''bully of humility'' Mr Bounderby, and his son Tom rebels to become embroiled in gambling and robbery. And, as their fortunes cross with those of free-spirited circus girl Sissy Jupe and victimised weaver Stephen Blackpool, Gradgrind is eventually forced to recognise the value of the human heart in an age of materialism and machinery. The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in the English language, from the eighteenth century and the first novels to the beginning of the First World War.
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The Demon In The Machine by Paul Davies : INR2083 ISBN: 9780241309599

''A gripping new drama in science ... if you want to understand how the concept of life is changing, read this'' Professor Andrew Briggs, University of Oxford When Darwin set out to explain the origin of species, he made no attempt to answer the deeper question: what is life? For generations, scientists have struggled to make sense of this fundamental question. Life really does look like magic: even a humble bacterium accomplishes things so dazzling that no human engineer can match it. And yet, huge advances in molecular biology over the past few decades have served only to deepen the mystery. So can life be explained by known physics and chemistry, or do we need something fundamentally new? In this penetrating and wide-ranging new analysis, world-renowned physicist and science communicator Paul Davies searches for answers in a field so new and fast-moving that it lacks a name, a domain where computing, chemistry, quantum physics and nanotechnology intersect. At the heart of these diverse fields, Davies explains, is the concept of information: a quantity with the power to unify biology with physics, transform technology and medicine, and even to illuminate the age-old question of whether we are alone in the universe. From life''s murky origins to the microscopic engines that run the cells of our bodies, The Demon in the Machine is a breath-taking journey across the landscape of physics, biology, logic and computing. Weaving together cancer and consciousness, two-headed worms and bird navigation, Davies reveals how biological organisms garner and process information to conjure order out of chaos, opening a window on the secret of life itself.
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Penguin Essentials Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys : INR593 ISBN: 9780241951552

Jean Rhys''s spell-binding novel Wide Sargasso Sea, inspired by Jane Eyre and winner the Royal Society of Literature Award is beautifully repackaged as part of the Penguin Essentials range. ''There is no looking glass here and I don''t know what I am like now... Now they have taken everything away. What am I doing in this place and who am I?'' If Antoinette Cosway, a spirited Creole heiress, could have foreseen the terrible future that awaited her, she would not have married the young Englishman. Initially drawn to her beauty and sensuality, he becomes increasingly frustrated by his inability to reach into her soul. He forces Antoinette to conform to his rigid Victorian ideals, unaware that in taking away her identity he is destroying a part of himself as well as pushing her towards madness. Set against the lush backdrop of 1830s Jamaica, Jean Rhys''s powerful, haunting masterpiece was inspired by her fascination with the first Mrs Rochester, the mad wife in Charlotte Brontë''s Jane Eyre. ''Compelling, painful and exquisite'' Guardian ''Brilliant. A tale of dislocation and dispossession, which Rhys writes with a kind of romantic cynicism, desperate and pungent'' The Times ''Rhys turns a menacing cipher into a grieving, plausible young woman, and one whose story says whole worlds about global mixtures, about the misunderstandings between the colonized, the colonizers and the people who can''t easily say which they are'' Time Jean Rhys was born in Dominica in 1890, the daughter of a Welsh doctor and a white Creole mother, and came to England when she was sixteen. Her first book, a collection of stories called The Left Bank, was published in 1927. This was followed by Quartet (originally Postures, 1928), After Leaving Mr Mackenzie (1930), Voyage in the Dark (1934) and Good Morning, Midnight (1939). None of these books was particularly successful and with the outbreak of war they went out of print. Jean Rhys dropped from sight until nearly twenty years later she was discovered living reclusively in Cornwall. During those years she had accumulated the stories collected in Tigers are Better-Looking. In 1966 she made a sensational reappearance with Wide Sargasso Sea, which won the Royal Society of Literature Award and the W. H. Smith Award. Her final collection of stories, Sleep It Off Lady, appeared in 1976 and Smile Please, her unfinished autobiography, was published posthumously in 1979. Jean Rhys died in 1979.
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The Ladybird Book Of The Shed by Jason Hazeley : INR628 ISBN: 9780718183585

THE PERFECT GIFT for anyone who spends a little too much time in the shed. _________________________________ Using your shed as an office is called shedworking. Bunny works from his shed. He is a freelance cow-whisperer. At least, that''s what he tells his wife. Bunny is unemployed. __________________________________ ''Michael and Gwen are looking for the placemats Gwen''s mother bought them for Christmas. ''Quick,'' says Gwen. ''She will be here in twenty minutes!'' ''I bet we hid them in here,'' says Michael, closing himself inside the quiet shed. Michael says he will not give up looking for the mats in the shed, even if it takes him all day.'' __________________________________ 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 BrotherHow it Works: The SisterThe Ladybird Book of the ExThe Ladybird Book of the NerdThe Ladybird Book of the New YouThe Ladybird Book of BallsThe Ladybird Book of the Big Night OutThe Ladybird Book of the Quiet Night InPeople at Work: The Rock Star Previous titles in the Ladybirds for Grown Ups series: How it Works: The HusbandHow it Works: The WifeHow it Works: The MumHow it Works: The DadThe Ladybird Book of the Mid-Life CrisisThe Ladybird Book of the HangoverThe Ladybird Book of MindfulnessThe Ladybird Book of the ShedThe Ladybird Book of DatingThe Ladybird Book of the HipsterHow it Works: The StudentHow it Works: The CatHow it Works: The DogHow it Works: The Grandparent The Ladybird Book of Red TapeThe Ladybird Book of the People Next DoorThe Ladybird Book of the SickieThe Ladybird Book of the Zombie ApocalypseThe Ladybird Book of the Do-Gooder
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Mrs Brown's Family Handbook by Brendan O'carroll : INR518 ISBN: 9781405913539

Mrs Brown''s Family Handbook, the first and only official book from Brendan O''Carroll''s brilliant comic creation, is filled with useful advice and gives us a unique look into the lives of the Brown family. Millions of us have wondered how Agnes Brown does it. Keeping her end up while seven grown-up children tear about the fecking place like the eejits haven''t got a home to go to. Packed with Mammy''s tips for keeping a perfect family, or at least a family, as well as contributions from her children, neighbours and other hangers on, Mrs Brown''s Family Handbook dispenses advice in her own inimical fecking style. You''ll learn: • why every mammy''s secret weapon is the tea towel • the dos and don''ts of cleaning up Granddad • what Dermot doesn''t know about farting (not much) • what Winnie knows about seks (not enough) • all about the Five-Sausages-A-Day Diet (hint: contains sausages) • from Maria all about pain relief in child birth (if its free, take it) The perfect gift for anyone in a large family - it''s one present and cheap - or with no family at all (seeing what they''re missing might cheer the miserable feckers up), Mrs Brown''s Family Handbook is also ideal for anyone sick and tired of giving out bloody DVDs for Christmas. Brendan O''Carroll is an Irish writer, producer, comedian, actor, director and author. He is best known for playing Agnes Brown in Mrs Brown''s Boys, which won the best sitcom BAFTA in 2012. He has written four films and nine comedy shows, including The Course (1995), The Last Wedding (1999) and last year saw the release of his DVD for the live tour Good Mourning Mrs Brown. He has also published seven novels, including The Mammy, The Scrapper and The Young Wan - a number of which have been translated into 12 languages.
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The Old Ways by Robert Macfarlane : INR1036 ISBN: 9780141030586

SHORTLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE 2012 THE SUNDAY TIMES #3 BESTSELLER The genre-defining book by acclaimed nature writer Robert Macfarlane: travel Britain''s ancient paths and discover the secrets of this beautiful, underappreciated landscape Following the tracks, holloways, drove-roads and sea paths that form part of a vast ancient network of routes criss-crossing the British Isles and beyond, Robert Macfarlane discovers a lost world - a landscape of the feet and the mind, of pilgrimage and ritual, of stories and ghosts; above all of the places and journeys which inspire and inhabit our imaginations. ''Really do love it. He has a rare physical intelligence and affords total immersion in place, elements and the passage of time: wonderful'' Antony Gormley ''A marvellous marriage of scholarship, imagination and evocation of place. I always feel exhilarated after reading Macfarlane'' Penelope Lively ''Macfarlane immerses himself in regions we may have thought familiar, resurrecting them newly potent and sometimes beautifully strange. In a moving achievement, he returns our heritage to us'' Colin Thubron ''Every Robert MacFarlane book offers beautiful writing, bold journeys . . . With its global reach and mysterious Sebaldian structure, this is MacFarlane''s most important book yet'' David Rothenberg, author of Survival of the Beautiful and Thousand Mile Song ''Luminous, possessing a seemingly paradoxical combination of the dream-like and the hyper-vigilant, The Old Ways is, as with all of Macfarlane''s work, a magnificent read. Each sentence can carry astonishing discovery'' Rick Bass, US novelist and nature writer ''The Old Ways confirms Robert Macfarlane''s reputation as one of the most eloquent and observant of contemporary writers about nature'' Scotland on Sunday ''Sublime writing . . . sets the imagination tingling . . . Macfarlane''s way of writing [is] free, exploratory, rambling and haphazard but resourceful, individual, following his own whims, and laying an irresistible trail for readers to follow'' Sunday Times ''Macfarlane relishes wild, as well as old, places. He writes about both beautifully . . . I love to read Macfarlane'' John Sutherland, Financial Times ''Read this and it will be impossible to take an unremarkable walk again'' Metro
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Penguin English Library Dr Jekyll Adn Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson : INR606 ISBN: 9780141389509

The Penguin English Library Edition of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson ''All human beings, as we meet them, are commingled out of good and evil: and Edward Hyde, alone in the ranks of mankind, was pure evil'' Published as a ''shilling shocker'', Robert Louis Stevenson''s dark psychological fantasy gave birth to the idea of the split personality. The story of respectable Dr Jekyll''s strange association with ''damnable young man'' Edward Hyde; the hunt through fog-bound London for a killer; and the final revelation of Hyde''s true identity is a chilling exploration of humanity''s basest capacity for evil. This edition also includes Stevenson''s chilling story ''The Bottle Imp''.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.
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A Certain Idea Of France by Julian Jackson : INR3062 ISBN: 9781846143519

A SUNDAY TIMES, THE TIMES, DAILY TELEGRAPH, NEW STATESMAN, SPECTATOR, FINANCIAL TIMES, TLS BOOK OF THE YEAR ''Masterly ... awesome reading ... an outstanding biography'' Max Hastings, Sunday Times In six weeks in the early summer of 1940, France was over-run by German troops and quickly surrendered. The French government of Marshal Pétain sued for peace and signed an armistice. One little-known junior French general, refusing to accept defeat, made his way to England. On 18 June he spoke to his compatriots over the BBC, urging them to rally to him in London. ''Whatever happens, the flame of French resistance must not be extinguished and will not be extinguished.'' At that moment, Charles de Gaulle entered into history. For the rest of the war, de Gaulle frequently bit the hand that fed him. He insisted on being treated as the true embodiment of France, and quarrelled violently with Churchill and Roosevelt. He was prickly, stubborn, aloof and self-contained. But through sheer force of personality and bloody-mindedness he managed to have France recognised as one of the victorious Allies, occupying its own zone in defeated Germany. For ten years after 1958 he was President of France''s Fifth Republic, which he created and which endures to this day. His pursuit of ''a certain idea of France'' challenged American hegemony, took France out of NATO and twice vetoed British entry into the European Community. His controversial decolonization of Algeria brought France to the brink of civil war and provoked several assassination attempts. Julian Jackson''s magnificent biography reveals this the life of this titanic figure as never before. It draws on a vast range of published and unpublished memoirs and documents - including the recently opened de Gaulle archives - to show how de Gaulle achieved so much during the War when his resources were so astonishingly few, and how, as President, he put a medium-rank power at the centre of world affairs. No previous biography has depicted his paradoxes so vividly. Much of French politics since his death has been about his legacy, and he remains by far the greatest French leader since Napoleon.
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Modern Classics Goodbye To All That by Robert Graves : INR856 ISBN: 9780141184593

An autobiographical work that describes firsthand the great tectonic shifts in English society following the First World War, Robert Graves''s Goodbye to All That is a matchless evocation of the Great War''s haunting legacy, published in Penguin Modern Classics. In 1929 Robert Graves went to live abroad permanently, vowing ''never to make England my home again''. This is his superb account of his life up until that ''bitter leave-taking'': from his childhood and desperately unhappy school days at Charterhouse, to his time serving as a young officer in the First World War that was to haunt him throughout his life. It also contains memorable encounters with fellow writers and poets, including Siegfried Sassoon and Thomas Hardy, and covers his increasingly unhappy marriage to Nancy Nicholson. Goodbye to All That, with its vivid, harrowing descriptions of the Western Front, is a classic war document, and also has immense value as one of the most candid self-portraits of an artist ever written. Robert Ranke Graves (1895-1985) was a British poet, novelist, and critic. He is best known for the historical novel I, Claudius and the critical study of myth and poetry The White Goddess. His autobiography, Goodbye to All That, was published in 1929, quickly establishing itself as a modern classic. Graves also translated Apuleius, Lucan and Suetonius for the Penguin Classics, and compiled the first modern dictionary of Greek Mythology, The Greek Myths. His translation of The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám (with Omar Ali-Shah) is also published in Penguin Classics. If you enjoyed Goodbye to All That, you might like Ford Madox Ford''s Parade''s End, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. ''His wonderful autobiography''Jeremy Paxman, Daily Mail
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The Liar's Room by Simon Lelic : INR741 ISBN: 9780241296561

THE DARKLY ADDICTIVE THRILLER THAT READERS CAN''T STOP TALKING ABOUT. IF YOU LIKED WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN, YOU''LL LOVE THIS ________________________________ ''Brilliantly chilling'' Cara Hunter, author of Close to Home and In the Dark ''You''ll try to outguess the plot but always be one step behind'' C J Tudor ________________________________ One Room. Two Liars. No Way Out FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE HOUSE, COMES THE NEW SPINE-TINGLING THRILLER YOU WON''T BE ABLE TO PUT DOWN Susanna Fenton has a secret. Fourteen years ago she left her identity behind, reinventing herself as a counsellor and starting a new life. It was the only way to keep her daughter safe. But everything changes when Adam Geraghty walks into her office. She''s never met this young man before - so why does she feel like she knows him? Then Adam starts to tell her about a girl. A girl he wants to hurt. And Susanna realises she was wrong. She doesn''t know him. BUT HE KNOWS HER. ________________________________ What authors are saying ''Had me in a headlock from the start and wouldn''t loosen its grip till the last page'' John Marrs ''Deliciously dark and clever'' Mark Edwards ''Taut, unsettling and brilliantly done'' Tim Logan ''It will have you up all hours of the night!'' Kathryn Croft ''Brilliant ... complex characters that draw you in and won''t let you go'' Amy Lloyd ________________________________ What readers are saying ***** ''I read it in one session . . . a fabulous read'' Alison, Netgalley ***** ''Wow. Didn''t want to put this down'' Lucy, Netgalley ***** ''I LOVED this . . . extraordinarily addictive'' Liz, Netgalley ***** ''Spine-chilling, creepy, riveting . . . The Liar''s Room is a very, very good book'' Nicki, Netgalley
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Straight Talking by Jane Green : INR570 ISBN: 9780141011516

Number one best-seller Jane Green - author of Babyville and The Love Verb - explores the hectic life of a single career girl looking to find love in her hilarious first novel Straight Talking. This could be about your best friend. Or your girlfriend. Or it might be about you. Are you Tasha - single and searching?Or her best friends:Andy, hooked on passion;Mel, stuck in a relationship with a bastard;or Emma, endlessly waiting for her other half to propose? Do you know an Andrew - suave, good-looking and head over heels in love . . . with himself?Or a Simon - allergic to commitment and dangerously treacherous?Or even an Adam - handsome, kind, humorous, but too nice to be sexy? Follow them all in their journey to find fulfillment and love. ''Funny, honest, superb'' Company ''Any woman who''s suffered a relationship trauma will die for this book. Wickedly funny, will make you squeal with laughter'' Cosmopolitan Visit www.janegreen.com Jane Green''s novels, including The Other Woman, Jemima J., Babyville, Girl Friday (published as Dune Road in the USA), Life Swap (Swapping Lives), Spellbound (To Have and to Hold), The Beach House, Second Chance, Straight Talking,The Patchwork Marriage (Another Piece of My Heart), Mr. Maybe, and Bookends are as moving as they are funny and have achieved best-seller status internationally.
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Penguin English Library Emma by Jane Austen : INR624 ISBN: 9780141199528

The Penguin English Library Edition of Emma by Jane Austen ''I never have been in love; it is not my way, or my nature; and I do not think I ever shall'' Beautiful, clever, rich - and single - Emma Woodhouse is perfectly content with her life and sees no need for either love or marriage. Nothing, however, delights her more than interfering in the romantic lives of others. But when she ignores the warnings of her good friend Mr Knightley and attempts to arrange a suitable match for her protégée Harriet Smith, her carefully laid plans soon unravel and have consequences that she never expected. With its imperfect but charming heroine and its witty and subtle exploration of relationships, Emma is often seen as Jane Austen''s most flawless work. The Penguin English Library - 100 paperbacks of the best fiction written in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.
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Modern Classics by Svetlana Alexievich : INR934 ISBN: 9780241270530

''A beautifully written book, it''s been years since I had to look away from a page because it was just too heart-breaking to go on'' - Arundhati Roy, Elle ''One of the most humane and terrifying books I''ve ever read'' - Helen Simpson, Observer The devastating history of the Chernobyl disaster by Svetlana Alexievich, the winner of the Nobel prize in literature - A new translation by Anna Gunin and Arch Tait based on the revised text - In April 1986 a series of explosions shook the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. Flames lit up the sky and radiation escaped to contaminate the land and poison the people for years to come. While officials tried to hush up the accident, Svetlana Alexievich spent years collecting testimonies from survivors - clean-up workers, residents, firefighters, resettlers, widows, orphans - crafting their voices into a haunting oral history of fear, anger and uncertainty, but also dark humour and love. A chronicle of the past and a warning for our nuclear future, Chernobyl Prayer shows what it is like to bear witness, and remember in a world that wants you to forget.
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The Eastern Front 1941-43 by James Holland : INR760 ISBN: 9780718186517

** THE PERFECT STOCKING FILLER FOR THE HISTORY LOVER IN YOUR LIFE ** Part of the Ladybird Expert History of the Second World War series, The Eastern Front 1941-1944, is an authoritative and accessible introduction to the brutal confrontation between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union along a 1,200 mile front. 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 the largest military campaign in history. Inside, you''ll discover how tactics, organisation and new technologies were brought to bear, about the different challenges faced by both the Axis and the Allies, and, above all, the skill, bravery and endurance of those engaged in a contest that was of critical importance to the outcome of the war.
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Poetry Pharmacy by William Sieghart : INR1178 ISBN: 9781846149542

''Truly a marvellous collection ... There is balm for the soul, fire for the belly, a cooling compress for the fevered brow, solace for the wounded, an arm around the lonely shoulder - the whole collection is a matchless compound of hug, tonic and kiss'' Stephen Fry Sometimes only a poem will do. These poetic prescriptions and wise words of advice offer comfort, delight and inspiration for all; a space for reflection, and that precious realization - I''m not the only one who feels like this. In the years since he first had the idea of prescribing short, powerful poems for all manner of spiritual ailments, William Sieghart has taken his Poetry Pharmacy around the length and breadth of Britain, into the pages of the Guardian, onto BBC Radio 4 and onto the television, honing his prescriptions all the time. This pocket-sized book presents the most essential poems in his dispensary: those which, again and again, have really shown themselves to work. Whether you are suffering from loneliness, lack of courage, heartbreak, hopelessness, or even from an excess of ego, there is something here to ease your pain. ''The book is delightful; it rightly resituates poetry in relation to its biggest and most serious task: helping us to live and die well'' Alain de Botton
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Hairy Maclarys Bone by Lynley Dodd : INR713 ISBN: 9780140505580

Hairy Maclary''s Bone is a hilarious rhyming story by Lynley Dodd. With cumulative rhymes and sunny ink and watercolor illustrations, this international favorite chronicles the escapades of our hero Hairy and his crew of five kooky canines. Here every dog-from big-as-a-horse Hercules Morse to Schnitzel von Krumm with the very low tum-tries to have his day with HAIRY MACLARY''S BONE, but guess who triumphs! 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
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How It Works by Jason Hazeley : INR613 ISBN: 9780718183561

The handy guide to the HUSBAND makes the PERFECT GIFT for any long-suffering wife or prospective bride to give to their beloved husband. ____________________ ''The wife likes to read romantic fiction. The books are a fantasy and an escape for her. The husband does not waste his time on silly stories. He likes to read books about things that really happened and tales of real men. Reading these will be invaluable if he ever has to land on the moon or be in the S.A.S. or help manage the England football team.'' ____________________ ''The husband likes to do simple repairs, like changing the washer on a tap. Afterwards he likes to talk at great length about what a struggle it was, and will want to be treated as if he has invented a machine that turns farts into gold.'' ____________________ This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them. The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text. ''Hilarious'' Stylist
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The Ladybird Book Of The Hipster by Jason Hazeley : INR660 ISBN: 9780718183592

The PERFECT GIFT for the terminally cool. _________________________________________________ This is a hipster. He is childless, unaccountably wealthy, and always well turned out. He likes art, porridge,s carves, and anything reclaimed from French factories . . ._________________________________________________ Hipsters like to collect old things that are unfashionable, because that makes them fashionable. Vintage washing-up bowls are highly prized, because they look neither retro nor valuable, and therefore both._________________________________________________ This delightful book is part of a Ladybird series specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them. The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text. Also available: How it Works: The HusbandHow it Works: The WifeHow it Works: The MumThe Ladybird Book of the Mid-Life CrisisThe Ladybird Book of the HangoverThe Ladybird Book of MindfulnessThe Ladybird Book of the ShedThe Ladybird Book of DatingThe Ladybird Book of the Hipster
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Me. You. A Diary by Dawn French : INR1938 ISBN: 9780718187569

Start 2019 with Dawn French in this create-your-own journal - a combination of Dawn''s warm and witty writing and a diary with space for the reader''s contributions. ____________ ''START A JOURNAL alongside Dawn''s witty outlook on life. This will have you laughing about your year'' Prima ''This book is inspired!!!'' Nadiya Hussain ''[It''s] beautiful, like Dawn, and stuffed full of goodies'' Jo Brand One of the Guardian''s TOP TEN BOOKS to gift . . . AND, Woman & Home''s best book to give. ____________ This is Dawn French''s fabulous new non-fiction book and it''s totally interactive: take a lovely ramble through the year together with Dawn. Think of it as Dawn''s diary, personalized by you . . . perfection. I can''t count the amount of diaries I have crammed full with entries in January, that then fizzle out as the other months pile in. One of my teenage diaries has fulsome fizzing reports of every single conversation, thought and feeling about every friend, every crush, every meal, every argument until mid-March, when the entry on the 18th simply reads, ''Washed hair.'' Thank god, this isn''t that. This book is a way for us to tell the story of a year together. Feel free to write your appointments in it, lists, thoughts and reminders of, say, who to kill, and when, and in what order. But I''ve also written about age and life as I see it, through the seasons and the months, and I''ve added some places for you to join me in some fun and some thinking. By the end of the year, I am hoping you will have a fatter, scruffier book that is written by me but totally personalized by you. Come on in. The paper is lovely . . . AND . . . importantly, Me. You: A Diary comes with a practical elastic strap to keep all of your papers safe, with a pocket in the back for storing those special momentoes.
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My Sister Milly by Gemma Dowler : INR801 ISBN: 9781405927574

You''ve seen Manhunt, now read this powerful and personal account from Milly Dowler''s sister Gemma . . . ''My name is Gemma Dowler. On 21 March 2002, a serial killer named Levi Bellfield stole my sister and sent our family to Hell . . .'' Everyone thinks they know the story of Milly Dowler. Haunting headlines about the missing schoolgirl splashed across front pages. The family''s worst fears realised when her body was found months later. The years of waiting for the truth, only to learn that the killer, known to the police, lived just yards from where Milly had vanished. The parents subjected to horrific psychological torture at a trial orchestrated by the murderer. And the shocking revelation of what journalists would do for a story - criminal acts that brought down a national newspaper. But these bare facts hide the true story. In My Sister Milly, Gemma Dowler shares the heartbreaking account of Milly''s disappearance, the suspicions that fell on the family, the fatal errors made by the police, and the media''s obsession that focused relentlessly on every personal, intimate and emotional aspect of the Dowlers'' lives. It is the story of two stolen childhoods - Milly''s and Gemma''s - and about the love that kept the family together as they struggled with terrible darkness and injustice. However, this book is a story of hope and recovery. It''s taken fifteen years of pain for the family to find their voice. The family has worked hard and has received intensive therapy to recover from the trauma of Milly''s murder. Their story shows that whatever suffering you endure in life, there is always hope, and there is always love. Now, for the first time, Gemma tells their story and that of the real Milly. Above all, in this book the family want to bring back to life their incredible daughter and sister. Now, finally, the truth about Milly Dowler can never be denied.
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A History Of Judaism by Martin Goodman : INR2676 ISBN: 9781846141553

A panoramic history of Judaism from its origins to the present Judaism is by some distance the oldest of the three Abrahamic religions. Despite the extraordinarily diverse forms it has taken, the Jewish people have believed themselves bound to God by the same covenant for more than three thousand years. This book explains how Judaism came to be and how it has developed from one age to the next, as well as the ways in which its varieties have related to each other. A History of Judaism ranges from Judaism''s inception amidst polytheistic societies in the second and fi rst millennia, through the Jerusalem Temple cult in the centuries preceding its destruction, to the rabbis, mystics and messiahs of medieval and early modern times and, finally, the many expressions of the modern and contemporary Jewish worlds. Throughout, Martin Goodman shows how Judaism has been made and remade over the millennia by individuals as well as communities, and shaped by the cultures and philosophies in which Jews have been immersed. It becomes a truly global story, spanning not only the Middle East, Europe and North Africa, but also China, India and America, andone that untangles the threads of doctrinal and philosophical debate running through Judaism''s history. Goodman demonstrates that its numerous strains have often adopted incompatible practices and ideas - about the authority of ancestral traditions, the meaning of scripture, the nature of God, the afterlife and the End of Days - but that disagreement has almost always been tolerated without schism. There have been many histories of the Jewish people but remarkably few attempts to describe the history and evolution of Judaism itself. This panoramic book, the fi rst of its kind in almost seventy years, does glorious justice to the inexhaustible variety of one the world''s great religions.
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The Beatrix Potter Colouring Book by Beatrix Potter : INR1070 ISBN: 9780241287545

Rediscover the charm of the World of Beatrix Potter with this enchanting colouring book filled with all your favourite characters. With beautiful pages to colour, this charming colouring book is the perfect gift for any Beatrix Potter fan.
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Princess Polly's Potty Sticker Activity Book by Ladybird Ladybird : INR472 ISBN: 9780723281580

Princess Polly is a best-selling, potty-training phenomenon! Now her well-loved potty adventure comes to life for the first time in an interactive sticker activity book, ideal for sharing with a potty-training child. Princess Polly is getting rid of her nappies and learning to use the potty like a big girl! Follow her on her potty training adventure and join in by adding stickers to the story. Then fill in your very own potty training reward chart at the end! With over 70 bright stickers, Princess Polly''s Potty sticker activity book is perfect for helping little ones feel confident and motivated about using the potty.
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Penguin Classics Ireland by John Bowman : INR2026 ISBN: 9781844881581

Ireland: The Autobiography offers a fresh, vivid take on the last century of Irish life through a brilliant collection of eyewitness accounts and recollections. Broadcaster and historian John Bowman has spent years mining archives, diaries and unpublished memoirs to create a remarkably varied and intense mosaic of voices and perspectives. Collectively, they give us an image of Ireland unlike anything we've read before.
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Tales From Moominvalley by Tove Jansson : INR718 ISBN: 9780241344545

If you found a tiny golden dragon with green paws, would you know what to do with it? Moomintroll thinks he does, but when he takes his new-found pet home, things don''t quite work out as planned. And suppose Too-ticky brought you an invisible child, would you know how to make her visible again? Meet new and delightful characters and re-encounter old friends, such as Snufkin and Little My in this entertaining collection of nine stories about the trials and tribulations of the inhabitants of Moominvalley. There are some new characters to meet, such as the Fillyjonk and the Hattifatteners, as well as old friends, namely Snufkin and Little My - and not to mention dear Moominpappa, Moominmamma and Moomintroll of course!
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A Short History Of Europe by Simon Jenkins : INR1500 ISBN: 9780241352519

The first short narrative history of the continent, from the author of the bestselling A Short History of England Europe has for two millennia been a remarkably successful continent. In this dazzling new history, bestselling author Simon Jenkins tells the story of its evolution from a battlefield of warring tribes to peace, wealth and freedom - a story that twists and turns from Greece and Rome, through the Middle Ages, Reformation and French Revolution, to the two World Wars and the present day. Jenkins embraces individuals from Julius Caesar and Joan of Arc, to Wellington and Angela Merkel, as well as cultural figures from Aristotle to Shakespeare and Picasso. Tracing themes down the ages, from youthful ambition and religious conflict to geographical constraints and invasion, he brings together the key forces and dominant periods into one chronological narrative - all with his usual insight, colour and authority. While experiencing almost constant turbulence, Europe has left an indelible mark on the world. How did one small continent become so powerful? How did these diverse peninsulas and islands, over time, develop a collective consciousness? How did diplomacy so often collapse into bloodshed, and what are the implications of this today? Despite the importance of Europe''s politics, economy and culture, there has not been - until now - a concise book to tell this story. Covering the key events, eras and individuals, Jenkins'' portrait of the continent could not be more timely - or more masterful. Praise for A Short History of England ''A handsome book ... full of the good judgements one might hope for from such a sensible and readable commentator, and they alone are worth perusing for pleasure and food for thought'' Michael Wood, New Statesman *** ''Europe''s diversity and military supremacy, its dynamism and economic energy, its scientific prowess and cultural creativity give it a special place in human history. Even today, in a period of relative decline, it remains a magnet to refugees, migrants, scholars and travellers from across the world... For all its oppressions, cruelties and ongoing mistakes, I see it as a remarkable corner of the globe.'' *** Praise for England''s Thousand Best Houses ''Any passably cultured inhabitant of the British Isles should ask for, say, three or four copies of this book for Christmas...I can imagine no better companion on a voyage across England.'' Max Hastings, Daily Telegraph
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Unnatural Causes by Richard Shepherd : INR1347 ISBN: 9781405923545

A gripping memoir by one of the UK''s most prominent and experiencedpathologists. His work has turned cases on their heads and put murderersbehind bars.But his obsession with trying to learn what the dead are telling us began inmedical school during his first autopsy. Holding the heart of the patient in hishands, he thought of his late mother, who''d died young from coronary heartdisease. He wanted to help the living by learning about death.And, in the case of his criminal work, he wanted to see justice.Intelligent, insightful, chilling - sometimes bizarre - and always unputdownable,Unnatural Causes is the true crime book of the year from an expert who''sopening his records and sharing his casebook for the first time.
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Doctor Who by Bbc : INR2083 ISBN: 9781405928519

With 16 hardback books each containing a fairy tale set in the world of Doctor Who, this slipcase edition of Time Lord Fairy Tales includes a brand new story for 2016: The Emperor Dalek''s New Clothes. Time Lord Fairy Tales contains legendary stories of monsters, mysteries, villains and heroes from across the Whoniverse. A beautifully illustrated collection of dark and dangerous Whovian fairy tales, this slipcase is the perfect gift for any Doctor Who fan.
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Music In The Castle Of Heaven by John Eliot Gardiner : INR1211 ISBN: 9780141977591

Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the most unfathomable composers in the history of music. How can such sublime work have been produced by a man who seems so ordinary, so opaque - and occasionally so intemperate? In this remarkable book, John Eliot Gardiner distils the fruits of a lifetime''s immersion as one of Bach''s greatest living interpreters. Explaining in wonderful detail how Bach worked and how his music achieves its effects, he also takes us as deeply into Bach''s works and mind as perhaps words can. The result is a unique book about one of the greatest of all creative artists.
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Hairy Maclary Showbusiness by Lynley Dodd : INR708 ISBN: 9780140545500

In Riverside Hall on Cabbage Tree Row, the Cat Club were having their Annual Show . . . When Hairy Maclary bounces and pounces his way into the cat show, his flustering and blustering bring a very unexpected result . . . Another rollicking, rhyming adventure with Hairy Maclary (from Donaldson''s Dairy) and friends!
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Modern Classics A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess : INR785 ISBN: 9780141197531

Fully restored edition of Anthony Burgess'' original text of A Clockwork Orange, with a glossary of the teen slang ''Nadsat'', explanatory notes, pages from the original typescript, interviews, articles and reviews Edited by Andrew Biswell With a Foreword by Martin Amis ''It is a horrorshow story ...'' Fifteen-year-old Alex likes lashings of ultraviolence. He and his gang of friends rob, kill and rape their way through a nightmarish future, until the State puts a stop to his riotous excesses. But what will his re-education mean? A dystopian horror, a black comedy, an exploration of choice, A Clockwork Orange is also a work of exuberant invention which created a new language for its characters. This critical edition restores the text of the novel as Anthony Burgess originally wrote it, and includes a glossary of the teen slang ''Nadsat'', explanatory notes, pages from the original typescript, interviews, articles and reviews, shedding light on the enduring fascination of the novel''s ''sweet and juicy criminality''. Anthony Burgess was born in Manchester in 1917 and educated at Xaverian College and Manchester University. He spent six years in the British Army before becoming a schoolmaster and colonial education officer in Malaya and Brunei. After the success of his Malayan Trilogy, he became a full-time writer in 1959. His books have been published all over the world, and they include The Complete Enderby, Nothing Like the Sun, Napoleon Symphony, Tremor of Intent, Earthly Powers and A Dead Man in Deptford. Anthony Burgess died in London in 1993. Andrew Biswell is the Professor of Modern Literature at Manchester Metropolitan University and the Director of the International Anthony Burgess Foundation. His publications include a biography, The Real Life of Anthony Burgess, which won the Portico Prize in 2006. He is currently editing the letters and short stories of Anthony Burgess.
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Melmoth The Wanderer by Charles Maturin : INR775 ISBN: 9780241366547

The Penguin English Library Edition of Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin ''My hour is come ... the clock of eternity is about to strike, but its knell must be unheard by mortal ears!'' This violent, profound, baroque and blackly humorous novel is the story of Melmoth, who has sold his soul in exchange for immortality in a satanic bargain, and now preys on the helpless in their darkest moments, offering to ease their suffering if they will take his place and release him from his centuries of tortured wanderings. Melmoth the Wanderer (1820) blended Gothic fiction and psychological realism to create a work of hallucinatory power. The Penguin English Library - beautiful editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century to the Second World War.
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The Language Of Cities by Deyan Sudjic : INR920 ISBN: 9780141980591

The director of the Design Museum defines the greatest artefact of all time: the city We live in a world that is now predominantly urban. So how do we define the city as it evolves in the twenty-first century? Drawing examples from across the globe, Deyan Sudjic decodes the underlying forces that shape our cities, such as resources and land, to the ideas that shape conscious elements of design, whether of buildings or of space. Erudite and entertaining, he considers the differences between capital cities and the rest to understand why it is that we often feel more comfortable in our identities as Londoners, Muscovites, or Mumbaikars than in our national identities.
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The Tale Of Kitty-in-boots by Beatrix Potter : INR1256 ISBN: 9780241247594

A serious, well-behaved young black cat, who leads a daring double life defeating vile villains. When Miss Kitty sneaks out to go hunting in her beautiful boots she gets herself into all sorts of scrapes, but on this particular night she meets the foxiest hunter of them all - Mr. Tod! This utterly entertaining tale is filled with mistaken identities, devious villains and even an appearance from Peter Rabbit. Told with Beatrix Potter''s trademark dry humour and wry observations, this brilliant tale is sure to become as popular as her original classics and is illustrated by the best-loved Quentin Blake.
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An Affair With My Mother by Caitriona Palmer : INR1509 ISBN: 9781844883578

''Incredibly moving'' --Anne Enright, winner of the Man Booker Prize An Affair with My Mother by Caitriona Palmer: a moving and gripping story of love, denial and a daughter''s quest for the truth. Caitriona Palmer had a happy childhood in Dublin, raised by loving adoptive parents. But when she was in her late twenties, she realized that she had a strong need to know the woman who had given birth to her. She was able to locate her birth mother, Sarah, and they developed a strong attachment. But Sarah set one painful condition to this joyous new relationship: she wished to keep it - to keep Caitriona - secret from her family, from her friends, from everyone. Who was Sarah, and why did she want to preserve a decades-old secret? An Affair with My Mother tells the story of Caitriona''s quest to answer these questions, and of the intense, furtive ''affair'' she and her mother conducted in carefully chosen locations around Dublin. By turns heartwarming and heartbreaking, An Affair with My Mother is a searing portrait of the social and familial forces that left Sarah - and so many other unwed Irish mothers of her generation - frightened, traumatized and bereft. It is also a beautifully written account of a remarkable relationship. ''Caitriona Palmer has called out the false shame of her origins, with a kind of anguished courage that is incredibly moving. An Affair With My Mother is a forensic account of how it feels to be - in the interests of Catholic respectability - excluded from the facts of your own life. In its commitment to family love, to joy and truth, it is a gift.'' Anne Enright, winner of the Man Booker Prize
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Helga's Dairy by Helga Weiss : INR755 ISBN: 9780241959503

''The most moving Holocaust diary published since Anne Frank'' Daily Telegraph First they led us to the baths, where they took from us everything we still had. Quite literally there wasn''t even a hair left. I didn''t even recognize my own mother till I heard her voice . . . In 1941, aged 12, Helga Weiss, her mother and father were forced to say goodbye to their home, their relatives and all that they knew, and were interned in the Nazi concentration camp of Terezín. For the next three years, Helga documented her experiences there, and those of her friends and family, in a diary. Then they were sent to Auschwitz, and the diary was left behind, hidden in a wall. Helga was one of a tiny number of Jewish children from Prague to survive the holocaust. After she returned home, she eventually managed to retrieve her diary and completed the journal of her experiences. The result is one of the most vivid first-hand accounts of the Holocaust ever to have been recovered. ''Anne Frank''s diary finished when her family was rounded up for the camps: in Helga''s Diary, we have a child''s record of life inside the extermination factories. Shines a light into the long black night that was the Holocaust'' Daily Express ''Resounds with a ferocious will to endure conditions of astonishing cruelty. Displays a rare capacity to remain keenly observant and to find the right words for transmitting . . . memory into history'' New Statesman ''A moving testimony to courage and endurance. Remarkable . . . what is so compelling is the immediacy and unknowingness'' Financial Times
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Turner by Franny Moyle : INR1084 ISBN: 9780241964569

The extraordinary life of J. M. W Turner, one of Britain''s most admired, misunderstood and celebrated artists J. M. W. Turner is Britain''s most famous landscape painter. Yet beyond his artistic achievements, little is known of the man himself and the events of his life: the tragic committal of his mother to a lunatic asylum, the personal sacrifices he made to effect his stratospheric rise, and the bizarre double life he chose to lead in the last years of his life. A near-mythical figure in his own lifetime, Franny Moyle tells the story of the man who was considered visionary at best and ludicrous at worst. A resolute adventurer, he found new ways of revealing Britain to the British, astounding his audience with his invention and intelligence. Set against the backdrop of the finest homes in Britain, the French Revolution and the Industrial Revolution, this is an astonishing portrait of one of the most important figures in Western art and a vivid evocation of Britain and Europe in flux. Set against this spectacular and ultimately controversial career, Moyle also excavates the private Turner. Psychologically wounded as a child, by a family torn apart by death and mental illness, she suggests a man who could not embrace relationships fully until the very end of his life. Only then did he succumb to his love for the widowed Sophia Booth, concealing this all too human aspect of his life behind an assumed identity. She mines the poignancy of his final years, when, with his health ailing, Turner sought solace in a secret private life that had eluded him before and that he knew would scandalise the new generation of Victorians.
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How Many Sleeps To Christmas by Mark Sperring : INR477 ISBN: 9780718196585

How Many Sleeps till Christmas? is the perfect festive countdown! This wonderful story by Mark Sperring, and illustrated by Sebastien Braun, is a follow-up to the adorable How Many Sleeps till my Birthday? It''s hard to be patient when you''re only a very little bear, and Little Pip cannot wait until Christmas! Every day he wakes up and thinks the day has finally come - it''s driving Daddy Grizzle nuts! Poor Daddy Grizzle... and poor Pip! How will he be able to carry on waiting - there are still so many sleeps to go! This is a hilarious and endearing story about patience that every parent will recognise! Mark worked in printing and as a bookseller before turning his hand to writing. He has now written a number of picture books including the fabulously funny Captain Buckleboots on the Naughty Step and Father Christmas on the Naughty Step. From quirky to lyrical, Mark has a real talent for capturing the familiar moments in children''s everyday lives with warmth and humour. Mark lives in Bristol. Sebastien is French and studied fine and applied arts at Strasbourg University before becoming a freelance illustrator. He moved to London in 2000 and has since worked exclusively on children''s picture books.
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A Pelican Book by Tariq Ramadan : INR765 ISBN: 9780141980508

The essential introduction to Islam by a leading expert Hardly a day goes by without mention of Islam. And yet, for most people, and in much of the world, Islam remains a little-known religion. Whether the issue is violence, terrorism, women''s rights or slavery, Muslims are today expected to provide answers and to justify what Islam is - or is not. But little opportunity exists, either in the media or in society as a whole, to describe Islam: precisely the question this short and extremely accessible book sets out to answer. In simple, direct language it will introduce readers to Islam, to its spirituality, its principles, its rituals, its diversity and its evolution.
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Billy And The Minpins by Roald Dahl : INR613 ISBN: 9780141377520

A BRAND-NEW EDITION, ILLUSTRATED BY QUENTIN BLAKE FOR THE FIRST TIME. Pre-order now to complete your collection in time for Roald Dahl Day, September 2017. Billy''s mum says he must never go out through the garden gate and explore the dark forest beyond. So, one day, that''s exactly what he does! There he meets the Minpins, tiny tree-dwelling people whose children are the size of matchsticks. They live in fear of the terrible, galloping GRUNCHER. Will it gobble Billy too - or can he find a way to defeat the hungry beast? From Matilda to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG, the collaboration between Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake has captured millions of children''s imaginations for nearly forty years. Billy and the Minpins, this new interpretation of Roald Dahl''s very last story (originally published in 1991), is just as magical.
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Reasons To Be Cheerful by Nina Stibbe : INR1320 ISBN: 9780241240526

''The true heir to Sue Townsend'' Caitlin Moran______________________________________ ''When people in the village heard I was about to start working in the city they tried to unsettle me with tales of woe. The sun, blotted out by the tall buildings, couldn''t shine and the rain was poisoned by the toxic fumes that poured from the sock factories. My skin would be covered in pimples from the hell of it all'' So begins a young woman''s journey to adulthood. Lizzie Vogel leaves her alcoholic, novel-writing mother and heads for Leicester to work for a racist, barely competent dentist obsessed with joining the freemasons. Soon Lizzie is heading reluctantly, if at top speed, into the murky depths of adult life: where her driving instructor becomes her best friend; her first boyfriend prefers birdwatching to sex and where independence for a teenage girl might just be another word for loneliness. In Reasons to Be Cheerful Nina Stibbe shows her extraordinary gift for illuminating the vital details which make us human. She is that rare writer who makes us laugh whilst reminding us of the joy, and the pain, of being alive.
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Well-loved Tales Cinderella by Ladybird : INR588 ISBN: 9780241289501

A wonderful adult colouring book for Ladybird fans of all ages, this is the full classic Cinderella well-loved fairy tale in the original mini hardback format, for you to colour, reimagine and make your own.Each of the twenty-four images has been faithfully reproduced from the original book - from the ugly sisters and the fairy godmother to the golden coach created from a pumpkin, the dashing prince and all three of Cinderella''s iconic ballgowns.
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The Tale Of Little Red Riding Hood by Beatrix Potter : INR1271 ISBN: 9780241376539

Once upon a time there was a village child who was so pretty - so pretty as never was seen . . . So begins Beatrix Potter''s retelling of Red Riding Hood. Filled with the delicious darkness of the original classic fairy tale - and some trademark Potter wit and flourishes - this book is brilliantly brought to life with artwork by one of the world''s greatest illustrators, Helen Oxenbury.
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The Bilingual Brain by Albert Costa : INR1698 ISBN: 9780241391518

How do two languages exist in the same brain? Why is it possible for the brain to forget a language? How does bilingualism sculpt the brain? Over half of the world''s population is bilingual and yet this fascinating, complex ability of the human brain is understood by few. In The Bilingual Brain, leading expert Albert Costa explores the science of language through a wide range of cutting-edge studies and examples from South Korea to Spain to Canada. Looking at the development of the brain from infancy to old age, Costa shows us the impact of bilingualism on everyday life: from a bilingual''s ability to multitask and make decisions to the way in which they interact with those around them. An absorbing examination of an extraordinary skill, The Bilingual Brain leaves us all with a sense of wonder at how language works.
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Hornblower And The Crisis by C S Forester : INR864 ISBN: 9780241955543

The final Horatio Hornblower story tells of Napoleon''s plans to invade England . . . Set in 1805, Hornblower and the Crisis finds Horatio Hornblower in possession of confidential dispatches from Bonaparte after a vicious hand-to-hand encounter with a French brig. The admiralty rewards Hornblower by sending him on a dangerous espionage mission that will light the powder trail leading to the battle of Trafalgar . . . Hornblower and the Crisis was unfinished at the time of Forester''s death, but the author left notes - included here - telling us how the tale would end. Also included are two further stories - Hornblower and the Widow McCool and The Last Encounter - that tell of Hornblower as a very young and very old man, respectively. This is the final book chronicling the adventures of C. S. Forester''s inimitable nautical hero, Horatio Hornblower.
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Survivor by Lesley Pearse : INR855 ISBN: 9780241961520

Lesley Pearse, No.1 bestselling author of The Promise and Belle is back with Survivor, the story of Mariette, a born fighter. It is 1938 and headstrong eighteen-year-old Mari Carrera leaves a gossipy small town in rural New Zealand aboard the SS Rimutaka. Rather too careless with her reputation, Mari is bound for the bustling anonymity of London - but she is all too willing to be seduced by the temptations of the glittering West End.Until war comes and snatches it all away.As the Blitz rains death on London, Mari''s life is blown apart. Lost and alone in the burning West End, she learns that to endure this war she must find the strength, selflessness and compassion locked within her.And soon this born survivor must risk everything - putting her life on the line for others. From internationally bestselling author, Lesley Pearse, Survivor is a story of bravery and love. ''Utterly riveting, brilliant'' Closer ''Characters it is impossible not to care about'' Daily Mail ''Full of love, passion and heartbreak'' Best
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Fat Chance by Louise Mcsharry : INR896 ISBN: 9780241975527

''Reading it is an intense experience - much sadder and more beautiful than I was expecting ... a ballsy paean to self-determination and body confidence ... McSharry''s style is a pleasure: precise, colloquial, tightly paced. She''s nailed the elusive directness central to the work of essayists like Lena Dunham. If you read one heart-breaking yet bouncy true-life memoir this summer, make sure it''s this one.'' Sunday Times ''An absolutely stunning piece of work ... just a fantastic book'' Roisin Ingle ''Hello there @louisemcsharry. Well, I LOVED your book and now I LOVE YOU TOO!!!!! You are INSPIRATIONAL!'' Marian Keyes on Twitter ''Louise is heartbreakingly honest. A sharp, well-observed, and ultimately inspirational read. Every woman of every age should read this book.'' Louise O''Neill ''Searingly honest ... at times makes for heart-breaking reading but Louise is at her most inspiring talking about her journey towards fat acceptance'' Irish Daily Star ''Louise''s life reads like a thriller - I had goose-bumps throughout! Brave, funny, emotional and totally relatable for women.'' Roz Purcell ''Hugely enjoyable. So honest and insightful. I loved the positivity and the REALNESS! Will be amazing for young women to read.'' Una Mullaly ''Both heart-warming and heart-breaking. Vividly raw and surprisingly visceral, Louise makes you feel every single bit.'' Angela Scanlon ''Should be compulsory reading for all young people, male and female. Older readers will also be inspired by McSharry''s no-nonsense approach ... Whether writing about sex, feminism, family or body acceptance, McSharry is compassionate, funny and wise'' Irish Times ''A mighty woman, with cojones the size of Mexico and coolness in the face of adversity not seen since John Wayne''s heyday'' Irish Independent ''She''s a straight shooter, honest and to the point'' The Herald Louise McSharry''s passion is to talk to young women (and the men who love them), about being a woman in the modern world. Drawing on her own 33 years of life, she writes about everything from surviving a messed up childhood, to crashing out of education and still making it, to figuring out sex, weight, feminism, make-up, friendship, workplace politics and a whole lot more. Though she has the raw material (the early death of her father and being taken into care at seven because of her mother''s alcoholism) the last thing Louise wanted do was to write a misery memoir. She wasn''t keen on writing a cancer survival story either (she went through treatment while planning her wedding ... trying on white dresses while sweating and hairless - not a good look). So, though it has its sad moments, Fat Chance is honest, upbeat, irreverent and inspirational - just like a long chat with a best friend. A fabulous, funny and wise best friend!
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Alanatomy by Alan Carr : INR801 ISBN: 9781405920513

***If you loved Alan''s first memoir - Look Who It Is! - then his follow-up, Alanatomy, will take you further into the hilarious and bizarre world of the country''s favourite chatty man.*** ''As laugh out loud as his TV shows'' Daily Mirror It must seem strange to you that I''ve called a book Alanatomy . . . For anyone who has taken the time to see my stand-up performances or watched my chat show, ''Chattyman'', knows that my body has hardly been kind to me - in fact there''ve been times when we''ve actually stopped talking to each other. Balding, myopic, often flaky with psoriasis, back fat that hangs suspended like a cape, a voice that could strip varnish, an increasingly dodgy hip and even dodgier teeth. Why would you draw attention to it? you must ask. Couldn''t you just call the book something else? Do you think the Great British Public is ready to pore over your body? Well, as I turn forty and take stock of my showbiz life over the last ten years or so, I have learnt to embrace my flaws and face my shortcomings. In fact, strange as it might seem, the things I hate about myself have become my trademark and I am slowly, begrudgingly learning to, if not love them, to at least live with them. I am ready now to take a long hard look at myself and that''s what Alanatomy is. It''s the story of my rise to fame: the joys, the traumas, the parties, the disappointments. Hopefully you will find it witty, fun, heartwarming, but more importantly honest, and that it will keep you entertained every time you pick it up. Alanatomy is the chance for you to get beneath my skin and see the real me because, and to continue the anatomical theme if I may, this showbiz existence can sometimes feel like an autopsy - picked at, probed and scrutinized with every inch of your body held up for analysis, but unlike an actual autopsy, you are very much alive. So I give you Alanatomy: The Inside Story. I am laying myself out on the slab for your entertainment; naked, stripped bare. Grab your scalpel, peel back the skin and go deep, have a good old probe around at my life so far. Yes, you are going to find guts, a fair bit of cheek, maybe even a little bit of gristle, but hopefully, you''ll find a whole lot of heart.
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Doctor Who by Jonathan Bbc Children's Books : INR517 ISBN: 9781405926508

When one choice can lead to triumph or failure, life or death, glory or destruction . . . which will you choose? With Choose the Future, YOU decide how, when, where and with whom the Doctor will fight to save the world! In this brand new adventure, Night of the Kraken, the Twelfth Doctor meets a roguish time-smuggler and faces a terrifying creature from the deep with a plan to destroy the Earth. The fate of the Doctor and the universe he protects are in your hands...
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Deliciously Stella by Bella Younger : INR1037 ISBN: 9780241257562

Deliciously Stella is the world''s latest Instafoodie to take the chia seed-eating yoga-pant-wearing health world by storm. Here she tells all on how to get that elusive glow without breaking sweat and shares the #cleaneating life hacks she swears by to achieve a #strongnotskinny look and a #blessed outlook on life. Deliciously Stella is not your average superfoodie; she would rather turn her pictures upside down than brave a headstand and she thinks that Fruit Pastilles are one of your five-a-day. She''s not a chef or a nutritionist, but in this day and age who needs to be? Anything can be a recipe if you put the right filter on it. Her first book is packed full of recipes, words of inspiration and yoga poses to help you #gettheglow in the time it takes you to massage your kale. This book will leave you feeling energised, happy and ready to hashtag your way to health.
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First Confession by Chris Patten : INR1623 ISBN: 9780241275597

NEW STATESMAN BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2017 Most politicians write autobiographies to ''set the record straight'' and provide retrospective justification for their careers. That is not the case with this book. ''It occurred to me that to track down myself would enable me to discuss an issue that had begun to intrigue me, namely the relationship between politics and identity, the things that had shaped me and whether and how they had come to reflect my life and opinions. As I wrote, the question of identity moved from the wings to centre stage, and roiled politics and nations on both sides of the Atlantic.'' ''Who am I? Who are we?'' Chris Patten''s career has taken him from the outer London suburbs to the House of Commons, a seat in the Cabinet, last Governor of Hong Kong, Chairman of the BBC and Chancellor of Oxford University. About all of these he is enlightening and entertaining. He has unexpected and telling things to say about each of the three Prime Ministers for whom he worked - Edward Heath, Margaret Thatcher and John Major. But his political heroes - Baldwin, Macmillan, Butler - came from an earlier time: he is proud to be ''wet'', and reckons all his paladins were pretty damp themselves. But more, Patten uses each phase of his life as a spur to reflect upon its contemporary situation - education, America, conservatism, Ireland, China, Europe and finally the question of links between violence and religion. Unlike one No.10 press secretary, Patten definitely ''does God''. At the end, the reader has an impression of someone who knows himself as well as any of us can, and who continues to think, passionately and intelligently, about the world around him. Wise, funny and opinionated, First Confession is a different sort of memoir, a meditation on personal and political identity which, in an age of simplification, reminds us of the complexities of both.
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The Tale Of Kitty-in-boots And Other Stories by Beatrix Potter : INR716 ISBN: 9780241282571

A serious, well-behaved young black cat, who leads a daring double life defeating vile villains. When Miss Kitty sneaks out to go hunting in her beautiful boots, she gets herself into all sorts of scrapes, but on this particular night she meets the foxiest hunter of them all - Mr. Tod! This utterly entertaining tale is filled with mistaken identities, devious villains and even an appearance from Peter Rabbit, all brought to life by Academy Award Winner Dame Helen Mirren. Also contains 5 more classic Beatrix Potter tales, read by Golden Globe nominee Anna Friel: The Tale of Peter RabbitJemima Puddle DuckMrs Tiggy-WinkleSquirrel NutkinJeremy Fisher
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Philosopher Of The Heart by Clare Carlisle : INR2500 ISBN: 9780241283585

Søren Kierkegaard, one of the most passionate and challenging of modern philosophers, is now celebrated as the father of existentialism - yet his contemporaries described him as a philosopher of the heart. Over about a decade in the 1840s and 1850s, writings poured from his pen analysing love and suffering, courage and anxiety, religious longing and defiance, and forging a new philosophical style rooted in the inward drama of being human. As Christianity seemed to sleepwalk through a changing world, Kierkegaard dazzlingly revealed its spiritual power while exposing the poverty of official religion. His restless creativity was spurred on by own failures: his relationship with the young woman whom he promised to marry, then left to devote himself to writing, haunted him throughout his life. Though tormented by the pressures of celebrity, he deliberately lived amidst the crowds in Copenhagen, known by everyone but, he felt, understood by no one. When he collapsed exhausted at the age of 42, he was still pursuing the question of existence: how to be a human being in this world? Clare Carlisle''s innovative and moving biography writes Kierkegaard''s remarkable life as far as possible from his own perspective, conveying what it was like to be this Socrates of Christendom - as he put it, living life forwards yet only understanding it backwards.
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Amerika by Franz Kafka : INR943 ISBN: 9780241372586

Karl Rossman has been banished by his parents to America, following a family scandal. There, with unquenchable optimism, he throws himself into the strange experiences that lie before him as he slowly makes his way into the interior of the great continent. Kafka''s first novel (begun in 1911 and never finished) is infused with a quite un-Kafkaesque blitheness and sunniness, brought to life in this lyrical translation that returns to the original manuscript of the book.
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The Biscuiteers Book Of Iced Gifts by Biscuiteers : INR2026 ISBN: 9780718188597

What''s better than sending flowers to a loved one? Sending a botanical bouquet of biscuits instead, or treating someone special to biscuits in bed with the Biscuiteers'' recipe for the ultimate fry-up. Give unicorns to your friends; wellies to Dad; love birds to your loved-one; and an apple to the teacher. This book is just bursting with perfect iced gifts for everyone. Brimming with famous Biscuiteers designs, along with exclusive creations you won''t have seen before, this beautiful book shows how easy it is to bake, ice and assemble your own delicious biscuits and cakes at home. Bake a wreath for your door; baubles for the tree; candles for a birthday cake; and favours for a wedding. Whatever you''re celebrating, with the award-winning Biscuiteers by your side, you can create perfect biscuit gifts for every special moment. ''Express your creativity by making impressively iced biscuits as gifts - or just for yourself using Biscuiteers'' step-by-step guide'' Daily Telegraph ''If you love giving homemade presents, these imaginative ideas could be just up your street'' Homes & Gardens
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Max At Night by Ed Vere : INR943 ISBN: 9780723294573

Meet Max - the mighty kitten and New York Times bestseller. This is Max. Max is very sleepy. It''s way past Max''s bedtime. Max has drunk his milk. Max has brushed his teeth. Max has cleaned behind his ears. Now Max just needs to say goodnight... Max is tired and all ready for bed, but when he can''t find the moon to say goodnight to, he sets out to find it. But that''s not as easy as Max had hoped... Witty and heart-warming, this stylish and beautifully illustrated book is the perfect bedtime read.
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Ladybird First Fabulous Facts Dinosaurs Sticker Book by Ladybird Ladybird : INR382 ISBN: 9780723298588

Ladybird''s First Fabulous Facts is an illustrated non-fiction series for 3-5 year olds. Fun and fascinating facts engage young children and bring their favourite interests, hobbies and obsessions to life. Children can find out what these incredible prehistoric creatures looked like, where they lived, what they ate and what happened to them. Dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes are introduced, as well as other prehistoric animals such as the flying pterosaurs and plesiosaurs that lived in the seas. This brilliant book comes complete with 50 interactive stickers that add interest and engage children further still. Look out for Ladybird''s First Fabulous Facts Minibeasts sticker book, too!
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Iris Grace by Arabella Carter-johnson : INR1179 ISBN: 9781405925570

''Ever since we came home with Thula, this precious magical kitten has cast a spell over Iris. They sit beside each other as Iris paints, and new doorways to communication have been opened, doors we had previously feared might be locked forever.'' Iris Grace is six years old and severely autistic. For the first few years of her life she barely communicated at all - she hardly ever looked up when her parents walked into a room, she rarely smiled or spoke. Her mother Arabella despaired - Iris seemed to be trapped in her own world, unreachable. Then one day the family decided to get a cat, Thula, with whom Iris had an immediate affinity. She appeared to open up and communicate with Thula in a way that she hadn''t done before. The little girl who seemed to be lost in her own world slowly blossomed. Iris is an extraordinarily gifted artist who sees the world in a profoundly vivid and visceral way, and with Thula by her side, she will sit and paint for hours. This book isn''t the story of a genius or child prodigy (although Iris is almost certainly both of those things), this is the story of how a remarkable bond between a cat and a child saved a family. Beautifully written, readers will be spellbound by the story of Iris Grace and her devoted pet cat Thula.
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Mr Maybe by Jane Green : INR896 ISBN: 9780140276510

At twenty-seven, Libby thinks there''s a lot to be said for a rich husband. So when Nick comes along - lovely, funny, handsome Nick, who has no money whatsoever, lives in a grotty bedsit and thinks the perfect night out consists of the pub and his mates - she decides he''s only good for a fling. No strings attached. Investment banker Ed, on the other hand, could possibly be the answer. His house in Regent''s Park makes up for his hideous moustache and she can probably overlook his irritating habits, and anyway, he''s crazy about her. But does Libby really know what she needs? Is she just in love with being loved? Or is she loving the lifestyle, rather than the man?
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Diamond Street by Rachel Lichtenstein : INR943 ISBN: 9780141018522

Diamond Street is Rachel Lichtenstein''s fascinating account of London''s Hatton Garden. Enter Hatton Garden, one of London''s most mysterious streets. Home to ancient burial sites, diamond workshops, underground vaults, monastic dynasties, subterranean rivers and forgotten palaces. Here you''ll meet sewer flushers, artists, goldsmiths, geologists and visionaries as Rachel Lichtenstein uncovers the history, secrets and stories that bring this vibrant Clerkenwell street and its environs to life. Praise for Diamond Street: ''Diamond Street is a brilliant and moving book, intricate in its form and fabulous in its curiosity. It is poised somewhere between deep history, archaeological dig, archive-quest and contemporary documentary, and it is suffused throughout with Rachel Lichtenstein''s fascination with people and place -- a fascination which approaches a moral quality, really, in its tenderness, diligence and cultural openness'' Robert Macfarlane, author of The Old Ways ''Fascinating. The great joy of Lichtenstein''s books is that she encourages us to look again at the places we take for granted'' Daily Telegraph ''Vivid and amusing, containing so many sparkling things, elegantly organized. Lichtenstein consulted a whole gang of glorious characters, collecting tales, history and lore on her way. An overwhelming trove of stories with a multiplicity of facets to intrigue'' Observer ''Engrossing, a superb oral historian. Lichtenstein proves to be an indefatigable explorer'' Sunday Times ''Lichtenstein is an artist, writer, local historian and archivist and her multi-faceted approach makes fascinating reading. She make[s] us look with a fresh eye at familiar urban spaces'' Independent on Sunday ''Lichtenstein has brought alive something of London . . . how one street can be a kind of Tardis, a portal to another world of parallel commerce, codes, rituals, history. A heartfelt book full of curiosity and love'' The Times ''A lively and rewarding addition to the capital''s rich history'' Independent Rachel Lichtenstein is an artist and writer. She is the co-author, with Iain Sinclair, of Rodinsky''s Room and the author, most recently, of On Brick Lane.
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Poems On The Underground by Cecil Herbert : INR1049 ISBN: 9780141389547

After nearly thirty years and almost 500 poems, Poems on the Underground has become a familiar and welcome sight on London''s Tube, paying tribute to the magnificent tradition of English poetry, and to those who have contributed to its richness and diversity. In this beautiful paperback edition, poems old and new, familiar and unfamiliar explore such diverse topics as love, London, exile, family, dreams, war, music and nature, and feature hundreds of poets including Owen Sheers, Paul Muldoon, Sylvia Plath, William Blake, D. H. Lawrence, Kathleen Raine, Roger McGough, Wilfred Owen, Wendy Cope and John Clare, among many others.
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Free by Chris Barez-brown : INR991 ISBN: 9780670923557

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.''
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David Styles Memoir by Anon : INR943 ISBN: 9780241401538

David Styles Memoir: The Autobiography Of A London Taxi Driver
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One Thousand Stars And You by Isabelle Broom : INR740 ISBN: 9781405935524

*DON''T MISS THIS NEW SHOW-STOPPER OF A NOVEL FROM ISABELLE BROOM* ____________ One spark will light up both their lives Alice is settling down. It might not be the adventurous life she once imagined, but more than anything she wants to make everyone happy - her steady boyfriend, her over-protective mother - even if it means a little part of her will always feel stifled. Max is shaking things up. After a devastating injury, he is determined to prove himself. To find the man beyond the disability, to escape his smothering family and go on an adventure. A trip to Sri Lanka is Alice''s last hurrah - her chance to throw herself into the heat, chaos and colour of a place thousands of miles from home. It''s also the moment she meets Max. Alice doesn''t know it yet, but her whole life is about to change. Max doesn''t know it yet, but he''s the one who''s going to change it. ____________ ''An irresistible love story'' Daily Express ''Left us with tears in our eyes and a smile on our face'' Heat ''We devoured it in one sitting'' Closer ''The ultimate will-they-won''t-they. Be sure to have tissues ready'' Rosie Walsh, author of The Man Who Didn''t Call ''This wonderfully uplifting story takes you on a journey in every sense'' Catherine Isaac, author of You, Me, Everything ''You can always expect an exotic location, some heart-melting romance and maybe even a few tears from an Isabelle Broom novel'' Red Online ''Pack your passport, because Isabelle Broom is about to take you on a beautiful emotional journey'' Adele Parks, author of The Image of You ''Goregously romantic. This book will pick you up and sweep you into its pages'' Milly Johnson, author of The Perfectly Imperfect Woman ''Her beautiful writing is romantic and evocative and totally transported me to paradise'' Cathy Bramley, author of Hetty''s Farmhouse Bakery
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The Great Sea by David Abulafia : INR1002 ISBN: 9780141027555

For over three thousand years, the Mediterranean Sea has been one of the great centres of civilization. David Abulafia''s The Great Sea is the first complete history of the Mediterranean, from the erection of temples on Malta around 3500 BC to modern tourism. Ranging across time and the whole extraordinary space of the Mediterranean from Gibraltar to Jaffa, Genoa to Tunis, and bringing to life pilgrims, pirates, sultans and naval commanders, this is the story of the sea that has shaped much of world history.
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Top Gear Best Bits The Challenges by Bbc : INR613 ISBN: 9781505904581

Top Gear Best Bits The Challenges
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Doctor Who by Bbc : INR1015 ISBN: 9781405926539

Over billions of years of time travel, the Doctor has run into his fair share of important people - and he''s formed opinions on most of them too. Now the Twelfth Doctor has got hold of a history textbook from Coal Hill School, and he''s decided to improve it with notes of his own! From Nefertiti to Robin Hood, this essential Doctor''s guide gives us his unique take on Earth''s most famous historical figures. Through annotations, scribblings and his trademark snarky humour, the Doctor has plenty to say about the pudding-brained humans he''s met on his travels. It''s history . . . but perhaps not quite as you know it!
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A Penguin English Library Study In Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle : INR755 ISBN: 9780141395524

The Penguin English Library edition When Dr John Watson takes rooms in Baker Street with amateur detective Sherlock Holmes, he has no idea that he is about to enter a shadowy world of criminality and violence. Accompanying Holmes to an ill-omened house in south London, Watson is startled to find a dead man whose face is contorted in a rictus of horror. There is no mark of violence on the body yet a single word is written on the wall in blood. Dr Watson is as baffled as the police, but Holmes''s brilliant analytical skills soon uncover a trail of murder, revenge and lost love . . .
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Ladybird Well-loved Tales Rumpelstiltskin (mini Hardback) by Ladybird Ladybird : INR594 ISBN: 9780723297574

Rumpelstiltskin is part of the enduringly popular Well-Loved Tales fairy tales series from Ladybird, first published in 1964. Even today, Well-Loved Tales are still beloved by adults and children alike. First released in 1968, this beautiful book has been specially re-published to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Ladybird Books in 2015. Complete with stunning dust jacket, this limited edition facsimile copy of the original book by Vera Southgate has all the beautiful, memorable pictures that people remember, now available for a new generation to fall in love with.
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Skylanders Official Annual 2016 by Puffin : INR801 ISBN: 9780141358512

The heroes of Skylands are back to battle Kaos once more in this fun-filled Official Annual. Crammed with stories, activities, comics, features and trivia, this is the number one stocking-filler for the budding young Portal Master in your life.
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Pears' Cyclopaedia 2017-2018 by Chris Cook : INR2145 ISBN: 9780141985541

THE FINAL EDITION A world of knowledge rolled into one must-have volume - the Swiss army knife of reference books The quintessentially British almanac, Pears'' Cyclopaedia continues to inform and intrigue generations of readers with its unique mix of solid facts and fascinating gems. Now in its final year, this ultimate volume offers clear and concise information on such wide-ranging subjects as global events, Norse mythology and modern cinema. Updated regularly by editor Chris Cook and his panel of experts, this handy and beautiful edition includes new entries for all major events from 2017-18 and all the traditional favourites - from public figures and celebrities, through medical matters and classical mythology, to a gazetteer of the British Isles and the latest tax advice.
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The World Turned Upside Down by Christopher Hill : INR1320 ISBN: 9780141990507

''His finest work and one that was both symptom and engine of the concept of history from below ... Here Levellers, Diggers, Ranters, Muggletonians, the early Quakers and others taking advantage of the collapse of censorship to bid for new kinds of freedom were given centre stage ... Hill lives on'' Times Higher Education In ''The World Turned Upside Down'' Christopher Hill studies the beliefs of such radical groups as the Diggers, the Ranters, the Levellers and others, and the social and emotional impulses that gave rise to them. The relations between rich and poor classes, the part played by wandering ''masterless'' men, the outbursts of sexual freedom, the great imaginative creations of Milton and Bunyan - these and many other elements build up into a marvellously detailed and coherent portrait of this strange, sudden effusion of revolutionary beliefs. ''Established the concept of an English Revolution every bit as significant and potentially as radical as its French and Russian equivalents'' Daily Telegraph ''Brilliant ... marvellous erudition and sympathy'' David Caute, New Statesman ''This book will outlive our time and will stand as a notable monument to the man, the committed radical scholar, and one of the finest historians of the age'' The Times Literary Supplement ''The dean and paragon of English historians'' E.P. Thompson
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Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte : INR1884 ISBN: 9780241256589

Part of a beautiful collection of hardcover classics, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith. In a house haunted by memories, the past is everywhere ... As darkness falls, a man caught in a snowstorm is forced to shelter at the strange, grim house Wuthering Heights. It is a place he will never forget. There he will come to learn the story of Cathy: how she was forced to choose between her well-meaning husband and the dangerous man she had loved since she was young. How her choice led to betrayal and terrible revenge - and continues to torment those in the present. How love can transgress authority, convention, even death.
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A Short History Of Europe by Simon Jenkins : INR2553 ISBN: 9780241352502

The first short narrative history of the continent, from the author of the bestselling A Short History of England Europe has for two millennia been a remarkably successful continent. In this dazzling new history, bestselling author Simon Jenkins tells the story of its evolution from a battlefield of warring tribes to peace, wealth and freedom - a story that twists and turns from Greece and Rome, through the Middle Ages, Reformation and French Revolution, to the two World Wars and the present day. Jenkins embraces individuals from Julius Caesar and Joan of Arc, to Wellington and Angela Merkel, as well as cultural figures from Aristotle to Shakespeare and Picasso. Tracing themes down the ages, from youthful ambition and religious conflict to geographical constraints and invasion, he brings together the key forces and dominant periods into one chronological narrative - all with his usual insight, colour and authority. While experiencing almost constant turbulence, Europe has left an indelible mark on the world. How did one small continent become so powerful? How did these diverse peninsulas and islands, over time, develop a collective consciousness? How did diplomacy so often collapse into bloodshed, and what are the implications of this today? Despite the importance of Europe''s politics, economy and culture, there has not been - until now - a concise book to tell this story. Covering the key events, eras and individuals, Jenkins'' portrait of the continent could not be more timely - or more masterful. Praise for A Short History of England ''A handsome book ... full of the good judgements one might hope for from such a sensible and readable commentator, and they alone are worth perusing for pleasure and food for thought'' Michael Wood, New Statesman *** ''Europe''s diversity and military supremacy, its dynamism and economic energy, its scientific prowess and cultural creativity give it a special place in human history. Even today, in a period of relative decline, it remains a magnet to refugees, migrants, scholars and travellers from across the world... For all its oppressions, cruelties and ongoing mistakes, I see it as a remarkable corner of the globe.'' *** Praise for England''s Thousand Best Houses ''Any passably cultured inhabitant of the British Isles should ask for, say, three or four copies of this book for Christmas...I can imagine no better companion on a voyage across England.'' Max Hastings, Daily Telegraph
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Dunstan by Conn Iggulden : INR801 ISBN: 9781405921510

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.
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A Handful Of Dust by Evelyn Waugh : INR824 ISBN: 9780241970553

(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)Evelyn Waugh’s 1934 novel is a bitingly funny vision of aristocratic decadence in England between the wars. It tells the story of Tony Last, who, to the irritation of his wife, is inordinately obsessed with his Victorian Gothic country house and life. When Lady Brenda Last embarks on an affair with the worthless John Beaver out of boredom with her husband, she sets in motion a sequence of tragicomic disasters that reveal Waugh at his most scathing. The action is set in the brittle social world recognizable from Decline and Fall and Vile Bodies, darkened and deepened by Waugh’s own experience of sexual betrayal. As Tony is driven by the urbane savagery of this world to seek solace in the wilds of the Brazilian jungle, A Handful of Dust demonstrates the incomparably brilliant and wicked wit of one of the twentieth century’s most accomplished novelists.
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Margaret Thatcher (volume 2) by Charles Moore : INR1069 ISBN: 9780140279566

Margaret Thatcher was the longest-serving Prime Minister of the twentieth century and one of the most influential figures of the postwar era. Volume One of Moore''s authorized biography gives unparalleled insight into her early life, especially through her extensive correspondence with her sister, and recreates brilliantly the atmosphere of British politics as she was making her way, taking us up to the zenith of her power: victory in the Falklands. Based on unrestricted access to all Lady Thatcher''s papers, unpublished interviews with her and all her major colleagues, this is the indispensable portrait of a towering figure of our times.
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How To Run A Government by Michael Barber : INR1024 ISBN: 9780141979588

Billions of citizens around the world are frustrated with their governments. Why is this? And what can we do about it? In this groundbreaking book Michael Barber draws on his wealth of international experience advising political leaders, to show how those in power can make good on their promises. ''Refreshingly ruthless ... has an uplifting brio to it'' Economist ''Michael Barber is a source of inspiration and wisdom'' Andrew Adonis, New Statesman ''Excellent ... there is a lot of common sense and practical wisdom ... a breath of fresh air'' David Willetts,Standpoint ''Barber is the global overlord of public policy ... a record around the world of actually achieving change'' Philip Collins, Prospect
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Modern Classics Joke And Its Relation To The Unconscious by Sigmund Freud : INR1320 ISBN: 9780141185545

Building on the crucial insight that jokes use many of the same mechanisms he had already discovered in dreams, Freud developed one of the richest and most comprehensive theories of humour that has ever been produced. Jokes, he argues, provide immense pleasure by allowing us to express many of our deepest sexual, aggressive and cynical thoughts and feelings which would otherwise remain repressed. In elaborating this central thesis, he brings together a dazzling set of puns, anecdotes, snappyone-liners, spoonerisms and beloved stories of Jewish beggars and marriage-brokers. Many remain highly amusing, while others throw a vivid light on the lost world of early twentieth-century Vienna.
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Moominland Midwinter by Tove Jansson : INR713 ISBN: 9780241344507

''This is snow,'' Moomintroll whispered to himself. Moomins always sleep through the winter - or they did until the year Moomintroll woke up and found he couldn''t go back to sleep again. All the clocks had stopped, there was nothing to eat and no one to talk to at home, so he went out - straight into the first snowdrift he had ever seen. The valley wasn''t green any more, it was white and silent and very scary. But then Moomintroll spied some tracks in the snow and decided to follow them. Maybe he wasn''t the only one awake in Moominvalley after all?
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Moominpappa At Sea by Tove Jansson : INR713 ISBN: 9780241344514

Moominpappa is feeling at a loss. He has no idea what to do with himself - it seems everything has already been done! So he takes his family off to start a new life in a lighthouse on a tiny, rocky island far out to sea. It''s rather lonely at first, but it isn''t long before the Moomins discover some funny and surprising new things about themselves.
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Moominvalley In November by Tove Jansson : INR711 ISBN: 9780241344538

''They can''t have moved away without saying a word!'' Winter is coming, and the Fillyjonk, the Hemulen, Toft, and Mymble, are all waiting in Moominvalley to see the Moomins return home. Winter doesn''t seem right without them . . .
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Plato's Republic by Angie Hobbs : INR806 ISBN: 9780718188528

Part of the ALL-NEW LADYBIRD EXPERT SERIES - Why do humans form societies and what is needed for them to thrive?- How can women''s potential be actualized?- How can we protect ourselves from demagogues and tyrants? IMMERSE yourself in the strikingly relevant questions of Plato''s influential dialogue, exploring the age old dilemma: Why should I be just? What is a just society, and how can it be created? ACCESSIBLE. AUTHORITATIVE. TIMELY. Written by distinguished philosopher and professor Angie Hobbs, Plato''s Republic is the essential introduction to a text that helped shape all Western literature and philosophy.
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Nothing But A Circus by Daniel Levin : INR1891 ISBN: 9780241288535

''Brilliant observations on the anthropology of power. You will laugh aloud and you won''t put it down'' Daniel Kahneman In this eye-opening exploration of the human weaknesses for power, Daniel Levin takes us on a hilarious journey through the absurd world of our global elites, drawing unforgettable sketches of some of the puppets who stand guard, and the jugglers and conjurers employed within. Most spectacular of all, however, are the astonishing contortions performed by those closest to the top in order to maintain the illusion of integrity, decency, and public service. Based on the author''s first hand experiences of dealing with governments and political institutions around the world, Nothing but a Circus offers a rare glimpse of the conversations that happen behind closed doors, observing the appalling lengths that people go to in order to justify their unscrupulous choices, from Dubai to Luanda, Moscow to Beijing, and at the heart of the UN and the US government.
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Billy And The Minpins by Roald Dahl : INR1038 ISBN: 9780141377506

A BRAND-NEW EDITION, ILLUSTRATED BY QUENTIN BLAKE FOR THE FIRST TIME. Pre-order now to complete your collection in time for Roald Dahl Day, September 2017. Billy''s mum says he must never go out through the garden gate and explore the dark forest beyond. So, one day, that''s exactly what he does! There he meets the Minpins, tiny tree-dwelling people whose children are the size of matchsticks. They live in fear of the terrible, galloping GRUNCHER. Will it gobble Billy too - or can he find a way to defeat the hungry beast? From Matilda to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG, the collaboration between Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake has captured millions of children''s imaginations for nearly forty years. Billy and the Minpins, this new interpretation of Roald Dahl''s very last story (originally published in 1991), is just as magical.
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The Bank That Lived A Little by Philip Augar : INR1037 ISBN: 9780141987538

Based on unparalleled access to those involved, and told with compelling pace and drama, The Bank that Lived a Little describes three decades of boardroom intrigue at one of Britain''s biggest financial institutions. In a tale of feuds, grandiose dreams and a struggle for supremacy between rival strategies and their adherents, Philip Augar gives a riveting account of Barclays'' journey from an old Quaker bank to a full-throttle capitalist machine. The disagreement between those ambitious for Barclays to join the top table of global banks, and those preferring a smaller domestic role more in keeping with the bank''s traditions, cost three chief executives their jobs and continues to divide opinion within Barclays, the City and beyond. This is an extraordinary corporate thriller, which among much else describes how Barclays came to buy Lehman Brothers for a bargain price in 2008, why it was so keen to avoid taking government funding during the financial crisis, and the price shareholders have paid for a decade of barely controlled ambition. But Augar also shows how Barclays'' experiences are a paradigm for Britain''s social and economic life over thirty years, which saw the City move from the edge of the economy to its very centre. These decades created unprecedented prosperity for a tiny number, and made the reputations of governments and individuals but then left many of them in tatters. The leveraged society, the winner-takes-all mentality and our present era of austerity can all be traced to the influence of banks such as Barclays. Augar''s book tells this rollercoaster story from the perspective of many of its participants - and also of those affected by the grip they came to have on Britain.
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The Minpins by Roald Dahl : INR762 ISBN: 9780141350554

Little Billy''s mum says he must never go out through the garden gate and explore the dark forest beyond.So, one day, that''s exactgly what he does.There he meets the Minpins: miniature people who live int he hollow trees.They soon warn Little Billy of the fearsome, galloping Gruncher, who has grunched thousands of Minpins. And it will gobble up Little Billy too - uness he can find a way to defeat the hungry beast, once and for all... Listen to THE MINPINS (with THE MAGIC FINGER) and other Roald Dahl audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios! Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! inspired by the revolting Twits. Look out for the whole collection of wondercrump Roald Dahl books! The Enormous Crocodile; Fantastic Mr Fox; The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me; The Magic finger; The Twits; The BFP; Boy: Tales of Childhood; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator; The Complete Adventures of Charlie and Mr Willy Wonka; Danny the Champion of the World; George''s Marvellous Medicine; Going Solo; James and the Giant Peach; Matilda; The Witches; Dirty Beasts; The Minpins; Revolting Rhymes For Teens: The Great Automatic Grammatizator and Other Stories; Rhyme Stew; Skin and Other Stories; The Vicar of Nibbleswicke; The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More
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The Castle by Franz Kafka : INR943 ISBN: 9780241372579

The Castle is the story of K., the unwanted Land Surveyor who is never to be admitted to the Castle nor accepted in the village, and yet cannot go home. As he encounters dualities of certainty and doubt, hope and fear, and reason and nonsense, K.''s struggles in the absurd, labyrinthine world where he finds himself seem to reveal an inexplicable truth about the nature of existence. Kafka began The Castle in 1922 and it was never finished, yet this, the last of his three great novels, draws fascinating conclusions that make it feel strangely complete.
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The Burrow by Franz Kafka : INR1037 ISBN: 9780241372593

After Franz Kafka''s death, in perhaps the most important of all acts of literary disobedience, his executor refused to agree to Kafka''s wish that his great mass of unpublished fiction be destroyed. This fiction included not only The Castle and The Trial but also the amazingly varied, chilling and ingenious short works collected in The Burrow and Other Stories. These tales, some little more than a page, others much more substantial, are among the greatest works of Central European literature. They vary from the tiny and horrifying ''Little Fable'' to the elaborate waking nightmares of ''Building the Great Wall of China'' and the title story ''The Burrow'', in which an unidentified creature describes its creation of an endlessly elaborate burrow to protect itself from unidentified enemies, but with every trap or tunnel only creating further terrors and uncertainty.
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The Government Of No One by Ruth Kinna : INR1698 ISBN: 9780241396551

Ruth Kinna is a professor of political theory at Loughborough University, working in the Department of Politics, History and International Relations where she specialises in political philosophy. She is the author of William Morris: The Art of Socialism and co-editor of the journal Anarchist Studies.
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The Falcon Of Sparta by Conn Iggulden : INR801 ISBN: 9781405921534

Conn Iggulden, the bestselling author of the Emperor, Conqueror and The Wars of the Roses series'' returns to the Ancient World with a ferociously bloody epic . . . 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. Though the sons of Sparta are eager to play the game of thrones . . . 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. Based 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.
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Max And Bird by Ed Vere : INR829 ISBN: 9780723294580

Meet Max - the mighty kitten and New York Times bestseller. When Max meets Bird, Max thinks he''d like to be friends with Bird. He would also like to chase Bird and maybe eat him as a tasty snack. But that''s not what friendship is all about . . . Is it?
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Modern Classics This Side Of Paradise by F Scott Fitzgerald : INR896 ISBN: 9780141185576

Amory Blaine, intent on rebelling against his staid, Midwestern upbringing, longs to acquire the patina of Eastern sophistication. In his quest for sexual and intellectual enlightenment, he progresses through a series of relationships, until he is cast out into the real world.
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Without A Trace by Lesley Pearse : INR747 ISBN: 9780241961537

International number one bestselling author Lesley Pearse brings a compelling story of courage, friendship and love in her brand new novel Without a Trace. Coronation Day, 1953. In the Somerset village of Sawbridge, young shopkeeper Molly Heywood slips away from the celebrations to her friend''s cottage and makes a shocking discovery: Cassie is dead and her six-year-old daughter Petal has vanished without a trace . . . In her grief, Molly seeks help from her childhood friend George, now the village policeman, but no one can find Petal. The only clue is a letter from London, where Cassie once lived. Despite George''s reluctance and her growing feelings for him, Molly resolves to go to London in the hope of discovering the missing child. Arriving in the big city, Molly quickly learns it''s a dangerous place for a country girl on her own. But there''s hope too - in the Blitz-ruined East End, she unexpectedly finds friendship with strangers from Cassie''s past and, with handsome, mysterious workman Charley, the possibility of something more. However, the closer Molly gets to the truth, the more perilous her journey becomes. She has given up everything - her home, happiness and a chance at love - all to find Petal. But is she also risking her life? From the number one UK bestselling author Lesley Pearse comes Without a Trace , a gripping story of bravery, secrets and love. Praise for Without a Trace ''Epic romantic drama set in post-war London'' Heat Magazine ''A heart-warming and evocative tale that is a real delight to read'' Sun ''A narrative that gallops along, this is quintessential Pearse that will delight her army of readers'' Daily Mail ''Must have'' Sunday Express ''Yet another great Lesley Pearse novel'' Woman Magazine Praise for Lesley Pearse ''Evocative, compelling, told from the heart'' Sunday Express ''Utterly riveting, brilliant'' Closer ''Full of love, passion and heartbreak'' Best ''Glorious, heartwarming'' Woman & Home
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The Snowman by Raymond Briggs : INR819 ISBN: 9780723275534

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
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Going Solo by Roald Dahl : INR801 ISBN: 9781405937535

In 1918, the RAF was established as the world''s first independent air force. To mark the 100th anniversary of its creation, Penguin are publishing the Centenary Collection, a series of six classic books highlighting the skill, heroism esprit de corps that have characterised the Royal Air Force throughout its first century. ''They didn''t think for one moment that they would find anything but a burnt-out fuselage and a charred skeleton; and they were apparently astounded when they came upon my still-breathing body, lying in the sand near by.'' In 1938 Roald Dahl was fresh out of school and bound for his first job in Africa, hoping to find adventure far from home. However, he got far more excitement than he bargained for when the outbreak of the Second World War led him to join the RAF. His account of his experiences in Africa, crashing a plane in the Western Desert, rescue and recovery from his horrific injuries in Alexandria, and many other daring deeds, recreates a world as bizarre and unnerving as any he wrote about in his fiction. The Centenary Collection: 1. The Last Enemy by Richard Hillary 2. Tumult in the Clouds by James Goodson 3. Going Solo by Roald Dahl 4. First Light by Geoffrey Wellum 5. Tornado Down by John Peters & John Nichol 6. Immediate Response by Mark Hammond
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Modern Classics Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis : INR872 ISBN: 9780141182599

Kingsley Amis''s witty campus novel, Lucky Jim is a comedy that skewers the hypocrisies and vanities of 1950s academic life. This Penguin Modern Classics edition contains an introduction by David Lodge. Jim Dixon has accidentally fallen into a job at one of Britain''s new red brick universities. A moderately successful future in the History Department beckons - as long as Jim can stave off the unwelcome advances of fellow lecturer Margaret, survive a madrigal-singing weekend at Professor Welch''s, deliver a lecture on ''Merrie England'' and resist Christine, the hopelessly desirable girlfriend of Welch''s awful son Bertrand. Inspired by Amis''s friend, the poet Philip Larkin, Jim Dixon is a timeless comic character, adrift in a hopelessly gauche and pretentious world. Kingsley Amis (1922-1995), born in London, wrote poetry, criticism, and short stories, but is best remembered as the novelist whose works offered a comic deconstruction of post-war Britain. Amis explored his disillusionment with British society in novels such as Lucky Jim (1954) and That Uncertain Feeling (1955); his other works include The Green Man (1970) Stanley and the Women (1984), and The Old Devils (1986) which won the Booker Prize. If you enjoyed Lucky Jim, you might like Amis''s The King''s English, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. ''A flawless comic novel ... I loved it then, as I do now. It has always made me laugh out loud''Helen Dunmore, The Times ''A brilliantly and preposterously funny book'' Guardian
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The Story Of Brexit by Jason Hazeley : INR770 ISBN: 9780241386569

A perfect stocking filler - whether Brexit makes you laugh or cry, Ladybird''s The Story of Brexit will just make you laugh. __________________________________ '' Leaving was the will of the people, sighs Angelica''s father. He voted to leave. Angelica voted to remain, but she feels the same way. It is the will of the people, she sighs. They stare at the ducks. They like the ducks. Ducks are better than people.''__________________________________ ''Brexit gave us lots of exciting new words, like brextremist, remoaner, bremoaner, remaybe, breprehensible, remaintenance, brexorcist, remaidstone, brex-girlfriend, remange, brextortion, remayhem and bregret. The new words make it harder for foreigners to understand what we are saying. In a tough, new international business world, small advantages such as this can be crucial.''__________________________________ This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them. The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text. ''Hilarious'' Stylist
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Father Christmas by Raymond Briggs : INR727 ISBN: 9780241351536

BLOOMING CHRISTMAS, HERE AGAIN! Reissued in a mini hardback gift edition, with a letter from Raymond Briggs, this is the perfect stocking filler. On Christmas Eve morning, a very grumpy Father Christmas is dreaming about summer, and certainly doesn''t want to get up in the cold to deliver presents! Follow his journey through the night, as he battles the elements to deliver his presents. Told through a comic strip, with beautiful illustrations based on the houses that Raymond grew up in, this is a hilarious festive tale that has delighted children for generations.
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The Snowman And Snowdog Book And Cd by Raymond Briggs : INR801 ISBN: 9780718196561

The Snowman flies again in the follow-up to Christmas classic. Billy and his mum have moved into a new house, but Billy isn''t very full of Christmas cheer, as his beloved old dog has passed away. So when the snow falls and Billy starts to build a Snowman, he knows exactly what to do- he builds a Snowdog too! Later that night, something magical happens, taking Billy on the most wonderful Christmas adventure. This book includes an audio CD featuring a narration read by Benedict Cumberbatch, and the music from the beautiful film score. ----- It''s just not Christmas without the Snowman! Also available: The Snowman: The Book of the Classic Film (a picture book with words) The Snowman (a picture book with no words) And, for older readers, The Snowman - retold by Michael Morpurgo
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Pain by Irene Tracey : INR801 ISBN: 9780241345535

Pain: A Ladybird Expert Book
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The Horologists by Brittany Nicole Cox : INR1698 ISBN: 9780718189525

The Horologists
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Cured by Jeff Rediger : INR1698 ISBN: 9780241327555

Cured: The New Science Of Spontaneous Healing
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Pie Fidelity by Pete Brown : INR1698 ISBN: 9781846149597

''Yes, it''s good. It''s great. But we''re British, and we don''t have to bang on about it all the time.'' In Britain, we have always had an awkward relationship with food. We''ve been told for so long that we are terrible cooks and yet according to a recent YouGov survey, our traditional food and drink are more important than the monarchy and at least as significant as our landscape and national monuments in defining a collective notion of who we are. Taking nine archetypically British dishes - Pie and Peas, A Cheese Sandwich, Fish and Chips, Spag Bol, Devonshire Cream Tea, Curry, The Full English, The Sunday Roast and a Crumble with Custard - and examining them in their perfect context, Pete Brown reveals just how fundamental food is to our sense of identity, perhaps even our sense of pride, and the ways in which we understand our place in the world.
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Our Journey by Rak-su : INR1698 ISBN: 9780241364581

A shout-out to all fans of Rak-Su - this is their story, from where it all began to where they are now, full of exclusive stories and pictures. __________ Rak-Pack! Are you ready for our official story? As long as we''ve been friends, we''ve been creating our unique sound of soul, R''n''B, Hip-Hop, Latin and Caribbean music. Keeping the momentum going from our X-Factor journey, we are now performing at sold-out arenas, making more music and having fun! So why not join us on the adventure? Unrivalled access to never-before-seen photos, intimate stories, and behind-the-scenes info - in our first and only memoir!_________ Ashley, Jamaal, Myles and Mustafa shot to stardom in 2017 as the first ever male group to win the X-Factor. Since then, the soulful boys have been topping the charts with their eclectic sound, performing at sold-out arenas, touring with global sensation Little Mix, recording their first album and most recently dropping their brand new hit single, Pyro Ting. Join Rak-Su on their journey from ordinary North-West London lads, to victors of one of the world''s biggest talent shows in their one and ONLY! OFFICIAL memoir, Our Journey.
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The Gritterman by Orlando Weeks : INR1698 ISBN: 9781846149559

FINANCIAL TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 ''Extraordinary and original'' Raymond Briggs ''Sometimes it feels like I might be the only person awake in the whole country. People might find that a lonely thought. Not me...'' As the rest of the world sleeps, the Gritterman goes out to work. Through the wind and the snow. Through the blue-black hours when time slips away, he grits the paths and the pavements and the roads. For him, a life without gritting is no life at all... A song for the unsung hero, this is a story about stoicism, dignity and a man leaving behind the work that he loves. It is accompanied by the author''s own illustrations. **Listen to or download The Gritterman''s companion album featuring 10 new tracks by Orlando Weeks. Available now on all digital and streaming platforms.**
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The House by Simon Lelic : INR801 ISBN: 9780241296547

*THE OBSERVER THRILLER BOOK OF THE MONTH* *A BBC RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB PICK* ---------------------------------------- The perfect couple. The perfect house. . . . The perfect crime. Londoners Jack and Syd moved into the house a year ago. It seemed like their dream home: tons of space, the perfect location, and a friendly owner who wanted a young couple to have it. So when they made a grisly discovery in the attic, Jack and Syd chose to ignore it. That was a mistake. Because someone has just been murdered outside their back door. AND NOW THE POLICE ARE WATCHING THEM. This thriller will hook you and not let you go. Perfect for fans of He Said / She Said, and The Couple Next Door ---------------------------------------- What authors and readers are saying: ''DELICIOUSLY DARK AND CLEVER WITH A SATISFYING TWIST. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED'' Mark Edwards ''AN INTRICATE AND POWERFUL THRILLER'' Tana French ''HUGELY GRIPPING AND SPOOKY AS HELL'' Mark Billingham ''TAUGHT, TENSE AND TERRIFYING, I LOVED IT'' Sharon Bolton ''O.M.G . I just devoured this gem...Perfect execution of a psychological thriller right here.'' Reader review ''A brilliantly tense and shocking thriller. I literally couldn''t put it down!'' Nuala Ellwood, author of My Sister''s Bones ''This terrifying thriller sent shivers through me'' Jane Corry, author of My Husband''s Wife ''A bundle of creepy chills, perfectly timed for Halloween . . . Read it'' Thriller of the Month, The Observer ''Deeply creepy . . . This clever, twisting plot, told in convincing voices, will haunt you in the very best way'' The Sunday Mirror'' An intriguing and suspenseful read'' Cath Staincliffe ''Brilliantly dark and gripping...Plays on the fundamental fear that the building blocks of our existence - home, relationships, family - may not be as secure as we like to think'' Thomas Mogford ''Clearly influenced by the great Alfred Hitchcock, this is not so much a ghost story as an homage to the master''s expert touch with dread'' Daily Mail ''Creepy and totally gripping. A real page-turner. I loved it'' Claire McGowan
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Nadiya's Kitchen by Nadiya Hussain : INR2026 ISBN: 9780718184513

Nadiya''s first cookbook is filled with all of her favourite recipes for you to enjoy at home - f rom breakfasts to dinners to a cake fit for the Queen . . . Having fallen in love with Nadiya and her outstanding bakes on 2015''s Great British Bake Off, readers can now discover all her favourite recipes. With chapters ranging from ''Lazy Sunday Mornings'' to ''Midnight Feasts'', ''Snacks and Sharing'' to ''Dessert for Dinner'', you''ll find ideas for any time of the day, and for all the family. Nadiya offers innovative twists on traditional classics and failsafe recipes for many staple meals and bakes, including . . . · Best Fish Finger Butty · Crumpets with Salted Honey Butter · Wellington Sausage Rolls · Cod and Clementine Curry · Mustardy Kale Mac and Cheese · Popcorn, White Chocolate and Peanut Slice · Spiced Parsnip and Orange Cake · And not forgetting: ''Her Majesty''s Cake'', based on the delight she created for the Queen''s 90th birthday. Look out for Nadiya''s Family Favourites - Nadiya''s Latest Cookbook ''She''s baked her way into our hearts and hasn''t stopped since'' Prima
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The Art Of Putting by Paul Trevillion : INR951 ISBN: 9780718189563

Learn to putt . . . perfectly ''How to never miss a 4ft putt . . . ever. The perfect putting method'' GQ Magazine ________________ Learn how to master the Trevillion Pencil Grip - the foolproof method that has been adopted by the professionals themselves: Fleetwood, Rose, Garcia, Francesco Molinari and Branden Grace are just a few . . . Championships are won and lost on the putting green, and one of the most repeated phrases after a disappointing round of golf is ''If only I''d holed my putts''. But there is a simple way to dramatically improve your ''pressure putt'' performance: The Trevillion Pencil Grip. Renowned sports artist Paul Trevillion is the inventor of the uniquely effective split-hand technique. He describes the pencil grip, which he spent four decades refining, as the ''art'' of putting: you aim at the hole and draw a straight line. As he explains: ''Too often on TV you hear, he pushed the putt... but an artist never pushes a pencil.'' In The Art of Putting, Paul Trevillion discusses the evolution of putting methods and reveals the secret of his technique with honesty and humour. Instructive, entertaining, practical, unique and effective, this book is one of the soundest investments any golfer can make to ensure that they never miss a four-foot putt. ''I am so confident in my putter and method that I challenged the top 50 golfers in the world to a $1000,000 putting challenge'' Paul Trevillion ''Very few titles are won by golfers who putt badly, no matter how supreme a player''s ball striking is, such prowess will always be undone by a missed three-footer . . . putting is an art rather than a science'' BBC SPORT
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First To See The Sunrise by Isabelle Broom : INR801 ISBN: 9781405935500

**PRE-ORDER THE UNFORGETTABLE NEW BOOK FROM ISABELLE BROOM TODAY** Praise for Isabelle Broom ''Beautiful'' Giovanna Fletcher ''Brilliantly evocative'' Paige Toon ''Utterly romantic'' Adele Parks ''A writing powerhouse'' Carrie Hope Fletcher
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Red Classics Tarzan Of The Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs : INR620 ISBN: 9780141036533

Abandoned to his fate when his English parents die in the African jungle, a baby boy is rescued and reared by a loving ape foster mother. Conquering the savage laws of the wilderness, Tarzan grows into a mighty warrior and becomes leader of his tribe of apes until he encounters, for the first time, his own kind – humans. An expedition of white treasure hunters has entered his jungle kingdom, accompanied by the beautiful Jane Porter. Tarzan’s primitive heart is struck and he determines to become civilized in order to win her. But will the charms of this charming and cultured young woman overcome when the spirit of his wild nature beckons?
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Doctor Who by Bbc : INR747 ISBN: 9781405926522

Think you can draw Doctor Who? Time to get creative with scribbles of all shapes and sizes in this interactive doodle book! Cover pages with colourful jelly babies, sketch the scariest monsters imaginable and design dastardly devices from your own imagination. Draw some bandmates for the Twelfth Doctor, some 3-D specs for the Tenth Doctor, and dream up a whole new look for the Master (a.k.a. Missy!). Doodle new gadgets, outfits, friends, foes, planets and battlegrounds . . . The Whoniverse is truly yours to design in this awesome Doctor Who book!
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The Colour Of Milk by Nell Leyshon : INR849 ISBN: 9780241959541

The Colour of Milk is the new novel by Orange longlisted author and playwright Nell Leyshon. ''this is my book and i am writing it by my own hand'' The year is eighteen hundred and thirty one when fifteen-year-old Mary begins the difficult task of telling her story. A scrap of a thing with a sharp tongue and hair the colour of milk, Mary leads a harsh life working on her father''s farm alongside her three sisters. In the summer she is sent to work for the local vicar''s invalid wife, where the reasons why she must record the truth of what happens to her - and the need to record it so urgently - are gradually revealed. ''Haunting, distinctive voices... Mary''s spare simple words paint brilliant pictures in the reader''s mind . . . Nell Leyshon''s imaginative powers are considerable'' Independent ''Brontë-esque undertones . . . a disturbing statement on the social constraints faced by 19th-century women'' FT ''A small tour de force - a wonderfully convincing voice, and a devastating story told with great skill and economy'' Penelope Lively ''I loved it. The Colour of Milk is charming, Brontë-esque, compelling, special and hard to forget. I loved Mary''s voice - so inspiring and likeable. Such a hopeful book'' Marian Keyes ''Brilliant, devastating and unforgettable'' Easy Living Nell Leyshon''s first novel, Black Dirt, was longlisted for the Orange Prize, and shortlisted for the Commonwealth prize. Her plays include Comfort me with Apples, which won an Evening Standard Award, and Bedlam, which was the first play written by a woman for Shakespeare''s Globe. She writes for BBC Radio 3 and 4, and won the Richard Imison Award for her first radio play. Nell was born in Glastonbury and lives in Dorset.
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The Hurlers by Paul Rouse : INR1037 ISBN: 9780241983546

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
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Ladybird I'm Ready To Spell Thesaurus by Ladybird Ladybird : INR716 ISBN: 9780723295501

My First Thesaurus, part of Ladybird''s popular I''m Ready... early learning series, is an essential first reference book for primary school children and is perfect for school work and homework help. With colourful illustrations throughout, the thesaurus is packed with over 1,000 common words that children will come across, with a comprehensive range of synonyms to help with creative writing, and examples of the word used in a sentence. There is also a helpful section on how to best use the thesaurus and what it is for. It also contains lists of themed words at the back of the book, perfect for quick reference. These include animals, bugs, the body, food, sea, shapes, sports, vehicles, weather and many more! Look out for My First Dictionary, also from Ladybird.
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Ladybird Im Ready To Look And Say by Ladybird Ladybird : INR525 ISBN: 9780723295532

This Ladybird picture dictionary I''m Ready to Look and Say forms part of the Ladybird I''m Ready series. It has colourful art and offers opportunities for vocabulary building as well as introducing key topics for children starting nursery or school. There are fascinating scenes on every double page spread of this vibrant picture-word book. There are different themes such as ''In my home'' and ''Places I go'' with carefully drawn objects clearly labelled within their context. Some of the contexts include ''In the kitchen'', ''In my bedroom'', ''At a party'', ''At the zoo'' and ''At school''. Environmental sounds have been added to the scenes, which forms part of Phonics Phase 1 in early learning. Children are asked to look for objects in the picture and name them and are encouraged to discuss their routine in their own personal environment. This Ladybird book will spark the imagination and prompt discussion. A perfect introduction to words and sounds.
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First Words A Pirate Pete And Princess Sticker Activity Book by Ladybird Ladybird : INR382 ISBN: 9780723296522

Pirate Pete and Princess Polly are the toddlers that love to share their first experiences with you! Now they are ready to start learning first words, and young children will love learning with them! With over 50 big stickers for little hands, this First Words sticker activity book is perfect for helping young children expand and develop their vocabulary as well as practise their hand-eye coordination.
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Baby Touch by Ladybird : INR464 ISBN: 9780241209585

This colourful first words book from Ladybird''s bestselling Baby Touch range is designed to stimulate a baby''s growing minds and senses, with bold images, interesting touch and feel areas and key first words.Every page features a bright, friendly farm animal with its name underneath and the animal sounds to copy. It''s perfect farmyard fun for young children!
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The Read It Yourself With Ladybird Princess And The Frog Level 3 by Ladybird Ladybird : INR334 ISBN: 9780723280583

A kind frog helps a princess and she makes him a promise. What happens when the king tells her that she has keep her promise? Read it yourself with Ladybird is one of Ladybird''s best-selling reading series. For over thirty-five years it has helped young children who are learning to read develop and improve their reading skills. Each Read it yourself book is very carefully written to include many key, high-frequency words that are vital for learning to read, as well as a limitednumber 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 Princess and the Frog is a Level 2 Read it yourself book, ideal for children who have received some initial reading instruction and can read short, simple sentences with help.
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Baby Touch Hello Baby! by Ladybird Ladybird : INR477 ISBN: 9780723295556

Babies and toddlers will love this interactive touch-and-feel book from the best-selling Ladybird Baby Touch series. Look at the bright pictures of the mummy and daddy animals on the left-hand page, then help your baby to feel the touch-and-feel animal babies on the opposite page. There''s also a mirror surprise on the last page for babies to see themselves!
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Ladybird First Fabulous Facts Minibeasts Sticker Book by Ladybird Ladybird : INR382 ISBN: 9780723298595

Ladybird''s First Fabulous Facts is an illustrated non-fiction series for 3-5 year olds. Fun and fascinating facts engage young children and bring their favourite interests, hobbies and obsessions to life. The Minibeasts Sticker Book explains what creepy-crawlies are and how they live, what they eat, what they do to protect themselves and how they move about. Spiders, insects, slugs, snails, centipedes and more are all featured in this brilliant introduction to the smallest of creatures. Lots of great information and plenty of yucky, bug-based facts that children love! Over 50 interactive stickers add interest and engage children further still. Look out for Ladybird''s First Fabulous Facts Dinosaurs Sticker Book, too!
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Hamlet by William Shakespeare : INR801 ISBN: 9780141396507

Perhaps the single most influential work of English drama, William Shakespeare''s Hamlet is a timeless tragedy of the conflicted loyalties, madness, betrayal and terrible revenge. This Penguin Shakespeare edition is edited by T.J.B. Spencer with an introduction by Alan Sinfield. ''To be or not to be - that is the question'' Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. When young prince Hamlet is confronted by his father''s ghost on the battlements of Castle Elsinore, he is burdened with a terrible task: slay King Claudius, Hamlet''s uncle, who the ghost alleges murdered him. Wrestling with his conscience, Hamlet feigns wild madness while plotting a brutal revenge, alienating his mother Queen Gertrude and spurning his lover Ophelia. But the act of insanity takes Hamlet perilously close to the reality, wreaking havoc on guilty and innocent alike. This book contains a general introduction to Shakespeare''s life and Elizabethan theatre, a separate introduction to Hamlet, a chronology, suggestions for further reading, an essay by Paul Prescott discussing performance options on both stage and screen, and a commentary. William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was born to John Shakespeare and Mary Arden some time in late April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. He wrote about 38 plays (the precise number is uncertain), many of which are regarded as the most exceptional works of drama ever produced, including Romeo and Juliet (1595), Henry V (1599), Hamlet (1601), Othello (1604), King Lear (1606) and Macbeth (1606), as well as a collection of 154 sonnets, which number among the most profound and influential love-poetry in English. If you enjoyed Hamlet, you might like Shakespeare''s Macbeth, also available in Penguin Shakespeare. ''It has everything - intrigue, romance, politics, violence, revenge, jealousy, wit. It plays itself out on such a grand scale''Kenneth Branagh
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Unnatural Causes by Richard Shepherd : INR801 ISBN: 9781405923538

The dead do not hide the truth and they never lie. Through me the dead can speak ... Dr Richard Shepherd is the UK''s foremost forensic pathologist, his job to understand the deaths which may have no natural cause. From crime scene to court room, his findings are crucial to the pursuit of justice. His work has seen killers put behind bars, exonerated the innocent, and turned open and shut cases on their heads. Shepherd''s obsession with revealing the secrets of the dead is personal. At medical school, while performing his first autopsy, he held the heart of the patient in his hand and thought of his late mother, taken too early by heart disease. He became driven by the challenge of finding the truth, of seeing justice, and by compassion: sometimes for the dead, but always for those they have left behind. Thoughtful, revealing, chilling, sometimes bizarre and always unputdownable, Unnatural Causes is the true crime book of the year.
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Tender Is The Night by F S Fitzgerald : INR896 ISBN: 9780140282559

New Penguin Essentials edition of the heartbreaking classic of the roaring twenties, Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald. ''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 tonight.'' American psychoanalyst Dick Diver and his wife Nicole live in a villa on the French Riviera, surrounded by a circle of glamorous friends. When beautiful film star Rosemary Hoyt arrives she is drawn to the couple - Dick contemplates an affair, while Nicole believes she''s found a new best friend. But a dark secret lies at the centre of the Divers'' marriage. A secret which could destroy Dick and Nicole and those close to them . . .
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Modern Classics Tender Is The Night by F Scott Fitzgerald : INR802 ISBN: 9780141183596

F. Scott Fitzgerald''s last completed novel, Tender is the Night is edited by Arnold Goldman with an introduction and notes by Richard Godden in Penguin Modern Classics. 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. F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) has acquired a mythical status in American literary history, and his masterwork The Great Gatsby is considered by many to be the ''great American novel''. In 1920 he married Zelda Sayre, dubbed ''the first American Flapper'', and their traumatic marriage and Zelda''s gradual descent into insanity became the leading influence on his writing. As well as many short stories, Fitzgerald wrote five novels This Side of Paradise, The Great Gatsby, The Beautiful and the Damned, Tender is the Night and, incomplete at the time of his death, The Last Tycoon. After his death The New York Times said of him that ''in fact and in the literary sense he created a generation ''. If you enjoyed Tender is the Night, you might like Truman Capote''s Breakfast at Tiffany''s, also available in Penguin Classics. ''One of the most wonderful writers of the twentieth century'' Financial Times
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Twelve Nights by Andrew Zurcher : INR719 ISBN: 9780141385556

Kay''s father is working late - as usual. Fed up, her mother bundles her daughters into the car and drives to her husband''s Cambridge college to collect him herself. But when they arrive, the staff claim that nobody by his name has ever worked there . . .Kay is puzzled by her mother''s reaction - silent tears, not anger and confusion. And what is even more puzzling is the card on her pillow when they return home:Will O. de Wisp, Gent. F.H.S.P. and Phillip R. T. Gibbet, Gent. F.H.S.P. K.Bith. REMOVALS.That night, Kay is woken by voices at her window: the voices of Will and Phillip, the Removers. But they are not human. And Kay shouldn''t be able to see them. Except she can . . .
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At The Edge by Danny Macaskill : INR1545 ISBN: 9780241206522

I checked my balance and peered apprehensively at the sheer drop below. Once I felt comfortable, I radioed down to Stu. ''I''m just gonna unclip quickly,'' I said. My walkie-talkie crackled straight away. Stu sounded pretty stressed. ''Dude, keep the rope on!'' I edged forward, my hands and feet scoping out the summit for any loose rock. The ridge pinnacle was still only a meter wide, if that, but I felt pretty stable. ''This bit''s fine,'' I said. ''The rope makes it harder for me...'' Danny MacAskill lives on the edge. The cyclist is legendary for his YouTube viral videos like The Ridge, Cascadia and Imaginate: nerve-racking montages of stunts which scale everything from mountain peaks, rooftops, ghost towns and movie sets. His life is one of thrills, bloody spills and millions of online hits. It hasn''t been an easy ride. Doubt, stress and the ''what if?'' factor circle every trailblazing trick, which require imagination, fearlessness, groundbreaking techniques and an eye for a good camera angle. He has spent his life pushing the extremes; somehow, he''s still around to tell the tale. In this unflinching memoir of mayhem, Danny shares his anarchic childhood on the Isle of Skye and early days as a street trials rider, takes us behind the scenes of his training and videos, shares never-seen-before sketches from his personal notebook, and reveals what it takes to go the next level - both mentally and physically. Join Danny for a nerve-shredding ride. Just be sure to bring a crash helmet.
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The Battle Of Britain by Richard Overy : INR647 ISBN: 9781846143564

From the award-winning author of The Dictators, Richard Overy''s The Battle of Britain: Myth and Reality is the best introduction available to a defining moment in British history. The extraordinary struggle between British and German air forces in 1940 was one of the pivotal events of the Second World War. How close did Britain really come to invasion during this time? What were Hitler and Churchill''s motives? And what was the battle''s real effect on the outcome of the war? ''It is harder to imagine a sounder and more succinct account of the Battle of Britain''  Max Hastings, Evening Standard ''No individual British victory after Trafalgar was more decisive in challenging the course of a major war than the Battle of Britain ... the best historical analysis in readable form which has yet appeared on this prime subject''  Noble Frankland, The Times Literary Supplement ''The Battle of Britain is hard to beat''  Saul David, Sunday Telegraph ''Exemplary ... a compelling account''  Boyd Tonkin, Independent ''Succeeds brilliantly ... along the way a lot of myths bite the dust''  Time ''A captivating and brilliant analysis of the fragile circumstances of Britain''s victory''  Observer Richard Overy has spent much of his distinguished career studying the intellectual, social and military ideas that shaped the cataclysm of the Second World War, particularly in his books 1939 - Countdown to War, Why the Allies Won, Russia''s War and The Morbid Age. Overy''s The Dictators: Hitler''s Germany, Stalin''s Russia won the Wolfson Prize for History and the Hessell Tiltman Prize.
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