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A Certain Idea Of France by Julian Jackson : INR1320 ISBN: 9780141049533

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 It draws on a vast range of published and unpublished memoirs and documents - including the recently opened de Gaulle archives - to show how de Gaulle achieved so much during the War when his resources were so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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The Pacific 1941-43 by James Holland : INR808 ISBN: 9780718186524

Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, The Pacific: 1941-43 is an accessible, insightful and authoritative introduction to the Allied counter-offensive against the Empire of Japan and Axis forces in the South Pacific. 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. 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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Roald Dahl's Opposites by Roald Dahl : INR728 ISBN: 9780241330555

Learn your opposites with Roald Dahl''s Opposites, from the world''s NUMBER ONE storyteller (and with a little help from the Enormous Crocodile too...) Busy little hands can lift the flaps to discover the opposites with iconic illustrations of Dahl''s much loved characters from the one and only, Quentin Blake. This sturdy board book is the perfect first baby book to introduce titchy toddlers to the world of Roald Dahl. And keep an eye out for Roald Dahl''s 123!
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Rules For Modern Life by David Tang : INR1320 ISBN: 9780241258514

Do gentlemen wear shorts? What are the rules regarding interior decor in a high-security prison? Is it ever acceptable to send Valentine''s cards to one''s pets? The twenty-first century is an age of innumerable social conundrums. Around every corner lies a potential faux pas waiting to happen. But if you''ve ever struggled for the right response to an unwelcome gift or floundered for conversation at the dinner party from hell, fear not: help is at hand. In Rules for Modern Life, Sir David Tang, resident agony uncle at the Financial Times, delivers a satirical masterclass in navigating the social niceties of modern life. Whether you''re unsure of the etiquette of doggy bags or wondering whether a massage room in your second home would be de trop, Sir David has the answer to all your social anxieties - and much more besides.
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The Long '68 by Richard Vinen : INR1037 ISBN: 9780141982526

''Fresh, compelling ... an important book, revealing that 50 years on, 1968 is still unfinished business'' Andrew Hussey, Financial Times ''A thoughtful, readable account of a moment in history that deserves to be dwelt on'' Andrew Marr, The Times 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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Battle Of The Nile by Sam Willis : INR943 ISBN: 9780718188580

Part of the ALL-NEW LADYBIRD EXPERT SERIES - Why was the Battle of the Nile so decisive in the French Revolutionary Wars?- Why did the French believe they were unassailable?- And why did Nelson and the British win? TRACK the revolutionary roots and dramatic turning points of the British Royal Navy''s glorious victory over the French naval expedition to Egypt. From Napoleon''s rise to prominence to Nelson''s celebrated tactical leadership, discover how this significant battle changed the face of the French Revolutionary Wars. THE BATTLE THAT CHANGED THE BALANCE OF POWER IN EUROPE Written by historian, archaeologist, and broadcaster Sam Willis, Nelson: Battle of the Nile is a thrilling and accessible account of the naval battle that established Nelson''s fame.
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Vintage Postcards From Ladybird by Ladybird : INR1507 ISBN: 9780241303597

100 vintage postcards showcasing the best of Ladybird illustration from the archive.A gorgeous collection of 100 postcards in a sturdy gift box, each featuring a different and iconic hand-painted illustration from the educational early learning Ladybird books of the 1950s and 1960s. With images taken from well-known titles such as The Ladybird abc, Numbers and Pets, have fun reminiscing over the range of classic, beautifully detailed pictures. Perfect for framing or sending to other Ladybird fans!
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The Sea Detective by Mark Douglas-home : INR801 ISBN: 9781405923569

The first mystery in a truly unique crime series. ''There comes a time when a novel raises the bar for a particular genre, and The Sea Detective does just that for Scottish crime fiction'' (Scotsman) Cal McGill is an Edinburgh-based oceanographer, environmentalist and one-of-a-kind investigator. Using his knowledge of the waves - ocean currents, prevailing winds, shipping records - McGill can track where objects have come from, or where they''ve gone. It''s a unique skill that can help solve all sorts of mysteries. Such as when two severed feet wash up miles apart on two different islands off the coast of Scotland. Most strangely, forensic tests reveal that the feet belong to the same body. As Cal McGill investigates, he unravels a web of corruption, exploitation and violence, which threatens many lives across the globe - very soon including his own... Praise for The Sea Detective: ''Raises the bar for Scottish crime fiction ... elegantly written and compelling'' The Scotsman ''Excellent'' The Literary Review - top five crime books of the year ''Promises to be a fine series of detective novels'' Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month ''An unusual, interesting and enthralling read'' Shotsmag ''A compelling protagonist'' The Times Literary Supplement
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Spanish Armanda by Sam Willis : INR801 ISBN: 9780718188573

** AN IDEAL STOCKING FILLER FOR YOUR FAVOURITE ASPIRING HISTORIAN ** Part of the ALL-NEW LADYBIRD EXPERT SERIES. ____________ Why did the Spanish launch their Armada on England? How did Francis Drake counter the Spanish threat? And why were so many ships lost at sea? In 1585 Spain was the most POWERFUL Empire in the known world. As tensions between PROTESTANT England and CATHOLIC Spain rose . . . SPAIN decided to INVADE ENGLAND. And launched the SPANISH ARMADA This raises the question: how did England manage to overthrow the Spanish invasion? Was it luck or judgement? Discover the answers and more inside Sam Willis''s Ladybird Expert - The Spanish Armada, the thrilling and accessible account that explains what happened, who the key figures were and the tactics, triumphs and failures on both sides . . .
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The Woman Who Walked Into The Sea by Mark Douglas-home : INR845 ISBN: 9781405923583

The daughter who nobody wanted learns the truth about the mother she never knew. A page-turning, heart-breaking mystery ''full of surprises ... this is a classic whodunit'' (Scotsman). Cal McGill is a unique investigator and oceanographer who uses his expertise to locate things - and sometimes people - lost or missing at sea. His expertise could unravel the haunting mystery of why, twenty-six years ago on a remote Scottish beach, Megan Bates strode out into the cold ocean and let the waves wash her away. Megan''s daughter, Violet Wells, was abandoned as a baby on the steps of a local hospital just hours before the mother she never knew took her own life. As McGill is drawn into Violet''s search for the truth, he encounters a coastal community divided by obsession and grief, and united only by a conviction that its secrets should stay buried... Praise for The Woman Who Walked into the Sea: ''An always entertaining and gripping mystery ... Infinitely better written than the majority of its competitors'' Herald ''A classic whodunit. A mystery from the school of Ruth Rendell, and I can''t imagine anyone who likes those not delighting in this'' Scotsman ''Cal McGill is a triumph ... a wonderfully unique creation'' crimefictionlover.com ''Simply intoxicating'' Library Journal Praise for The Sea Detective: ''Raises the bar for Scottish crime fiction ... elegantly written and compelling'' Scotsman ''Promises to be a fine series of detective novels'' Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month ''Excellent'' Literary Review - top five crime books of the year ''A compelling protagonist'' The Times Literary Supplement
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Between The Acts by Virginia Woolf : INR801 ISBN: 9780241372500

Outwardly a novel about life in a country-house in whose grounds there is to be a pageant, Between the Acts is also a striking evocation of English experience in the months leading up to the Second World War. Through dialogue, humour and the passionate musings of the characters, Virginia Woolf explores how a community is formed (and scattered) over time. The pageant, a series of scenes from English history, and the private dramas that go on between the acts, are closely interlinked. Through the figure of Miss La Trobe, and author of the pageant, Virginia Woolf questions imperialist assumptions and, at the same time, re-creates the elusive role of the artist.
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Selected Short Stories by Virginia Woolf : INR754 ISBN: 9780241372517

Virginia Woolf tested the boundaries of fiction in these short stories, developing a new language of sensation, feeling and thought, and recreating in words the ''swarm and confusion of life''. Defying categorization, the stories range from the more traditional narrative style of ''Solid Objects'' through the fragile impressionism of ''Kew Gardens'' to the abstract exploration of consciousness in ''The Mark on the Wall''.
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A Room Of One's Own by Virginia Woolf : INR707 ISBN: 9780241387528

A Room of One''s Own, based on a lecture given at Girton College, Cambridge, is one of the great feminist polemics, ranging in its themes from Jane Austen and Carlotte Brontë to the silent fate of Shakespeare''s gifted (imaginary) sister and the effects of poverty and sexual constraint on female creativity. Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) is regarded as a major 20th century author and essayist, a key figure in literary history as a feminist and modernist, and the centre of ''The Bloomsbury Group''. This informal collective of artists and writers which included Lytton Strachey and Roger Fry, exerted a powerful influence over early twentieth-century British culture. Between 1925 and 1931 Virginia Woolf produced what are now regarded as her finest masterpieces, from Mrs Dalloway (1925) to the poetic and highly experimental novel The Waves (1931). She also maintained an astonishing output of literary criticism, short fiction, journalism and biography, including the playfully subversive Orlando (1928) and A Room of One''s Own (1929) a passionate feminist essay. If you enjoyed A Room of One''s Own, you might like Woolf''s Orlando, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. ''Probably the most influential piece of non-fictional writing by a woman in this century''Hermione Lee, Financial Times
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The Poetry Pharmacy by William Sieghart : INR1037 ISBN: 9780141987576

''A matchless compound of hug, tonic and kiss'' Stephen Fry '' I keep my copy with the brandy and aspirin'' Jeanette Winterson Sometimes only a poem will do. For countless people, the poetic prescriptions and wise words of advice from William Sieghart''s bestselling Poetry Pharmacy have offered comfort, delight and inspiration; a space for reflection, and that precious realization - I''m not the only one who feels like this. ''Marvellous ... 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'' Stephen Fry ''Delightful; it rightly resituates poetry in relation to its biggest and most serious task: helping us to live and die well'' Alain de Botton ''Sieghart''s enthusiasm for poetry is so generous, optimistic and open-hearted, it''s hard to resist'' Evening Standard ''One for the bedside, a solace for sleepless nights'' Daily Mail
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Berlin Finale by Heinz Rein : INR1698 ISBN: 9780241245576

April 1945, the last days of the Nazi regime. While bombs are falling on Berlin, the Gestapo are still searching for traitors, resistance fighters and deserters. People mistrust each other more than ever. Everyone could be a spy. In the midst of chaos, the young soldier Joachim Lassehn desperately wants to escape. Friedrich Wiegand, a trade unionist tortured in a concentration camp, tries to speed up the end of the war through sabotage. Doctor Walter Böttcher helps refugees to survive. And Oskar Klose''s pub is the conspiratorial meeting point of a small resistance group that the SS is trying to trace. Weaving together their stories, Heinz Rein offers an unforgettable portrait of life in a city devastated by war. Unsettling, raw and cinematic, Berlin Finale was published in Germany in 1947 and quickly became one of the first best-selling books of the post-war period. Newly translated eighty years later, it is ripe for rediscovery.
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Metamorphosis And Other Stories by Franz Kafka : INR943 ISBN: 9780241372555

This collection of new translations brings together the small proportion of Kafka''s works that he himself thought worthy of publication. It includes Metamorphosis, his most famous work, an exploration of horrific transformation and alienation; Meditation, a collection of his earlier studies; The Judgement, written in a single night of frenzied creativity; The Stoker, the first chapter of a novel set in America and a fascinating occasional piece, and The Aeroplanes at Brescia, Kafka''s eyewitness account of an air display in 1909. Together, these stories reveal the breadth of Kafka''s literary vision and the extraordinary imaginative depth of his thought.
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A Dictionary Of Raf Slang by Eric Partridge : INR707 ISBN: 9781405930598

For ANYONE WHO IMAGINES THEMSELVES FLYING A SPITFIRE. Drop your visiting cards, put aside your beer-lever, stop being a half-pint hero and discover the gloriously funny slang which was part of everyday life in two world wars. Passion-killers: Airwomen''s service knickers, whether twilights (the lighter, summer-weight variety) or black-outs (the navy-blue winter-weights). A wise directive has purposely made them as unromantic in colour and in design as a wise directive could imagine. Thanks to the work of Eric Partridge in 1945, the hilarious slang of the Royal Air Force during the first two World Wars has been preserved for generations to come. While some phrases like ''chocks away!'' have lasted to this day, others deserve to be rediscovered... Beer-lever: From pub-bars, meaning the ''Joystick'' of an aircraft. Canteen cowboy: A ladies'' man. Half-pint hero: A boaster. One who exemplifies the virtue of Dutch courage without having the trouble of going into action. Tin fish: A torpedo. Umbrella man: A parachutist. Visiting-card: A bomb. Wheels down: Get ready - especially to leave a bus, tram, train. From lowering the wheels, preparatory to landing. Whistled: In a state of intoxication wherein one tends to whistle cheerfully and perhaps discordantly. The Dictionary of RAF Slang is a funny and fascinating insight into the lives of our RAF heroes, in a time gone by.
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Princess Smartypants Breaks The Rules by Babette Cole : INR639 ISBN: 9780141501550

When the Queen packs off Princess Smartypants to finishing school, it seems that our favourite royal might become a perfect princess after all . . . huh, no chance! Instead, Princess Smartypants makes her own school rules and teaches those other do-goody princesses just exactly how to have fun.
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A Pelican Book by Victoria L. Cooper : INR923 ISBN: 9780241270509

Concrete, research-driven advice on humanity''s oldest, hardest job Why is parenting so fraught and so difficult in today''s society? There has never been a time when advice was so readily available, and yet there is also a prevailing sense that parents are getting it wrong. This book examines the arguments and counter-arguments supported by research on how best to parent children, from birth to twelve years. By taking an impartial approach to the evidence and, by discussing case studies from across the world and from a number of academic disciplines, this book is designed to show how good parenting comes in many shapes and forms.
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Doctor Who by Bbc : INR613 ISBN: 9781405939515

Doctor Who: The Tardis Team Diaries: Vol. 1
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Doctor Who by Bbc : INR613 ISBN: 9781405939539

Doctor Who: The Tardis Team Diaries: Vol. 2
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Doctor Who by Bbc : INR613 ISBN: 9781405939553

Doctor Who: The Tardis Team Diaries: Vol. 3
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Doctor Who by Bbc : INR613 ISBN: 9781405939584

Doctor Who: The Tardis Team Diaries: Vol. 4
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Just One More Question by Niall Tubridy : INR1509 ISBN: 9781844884575

An eye-opening, gripping and moving account of dealing with some of medicine''s most complicated challenges As a trainee doctor, fascinated by the ways the brain and nervous system signal problems with the body''s wiring, Niall Tubridy fell in love with neurology. This was high stakes detective work where answers could be life-changing. The young doctor who relished the intellectual puzzle soon became even more intrigued by the human stories behind each set of symptoms. And he found his own character tested. How do you handle such high pressure work - often with sad outcomes for patients - and remain grounded and positive? Can you? Just One More Question is the story of Niall Tubridy''s life in neurology. It includes gripping accounts of his patients - encounters that are, by turn, moving, dramatic and funny - and using simple and illuminating language he explains well-known conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson''s disease and motor neurone disease. In addition, he reflects candidly on his life and the reasons he, a doctor''s son, went into medicine and what he has learned about himself along the way. With great honesty, he scrutinizes his own actions and reactions so that Just One More Question becomes a brave exploration of the big question - how can I be a better doctor? Dr. Tubridy''s book is an extraordinary and revealing insight into the human challenge of working in this most complex area of medicine.
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Everything You Ever Wanted by Anon : INR1648 ISBN: 9780241363546

A beautiful new planet A meaningful new life Are you ready? ____________________________________________ You wake up. You go to work. You don''t go outside for twelve hours at a time. You have strategy meetings about how to use hashtags. After work you order expensive drink after expensive drink until you''re so blackout drunk you can''t remember the circumstances which have led you to waking up in bed with your colleague. The next day you stay in bed until the afternoon, scrolling through your social media feeds and wondering why everyone else seems to be achieving so much. Sometimes you don''t get out of bed at all. Then you hear about Life on Nyx, a programme that allows 100 lucky winners the chance to escape it all, move to another planet and establish a new way of life. One with meaning and purpose. One without Instagram and online dating. There''s one caveat: if you go, you can never come back. But you aren''t worried about that. After all, what on Earth could there possibly be to miss? ____________________________________________ PRAISE FOR LUIZA SAUMA ''An immersive, heartbreaking coming of age story. Beg, borrow or steal a copy'' Susie Steiner, author of Missing, Presumed ''Sauma''s writing is sensual and evocative'' Ardashir Vakil, award-winning author of Beach Boy ''Her writing is beautiful'' Rachel Seiffert
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Has The West Lost It? by Kishore Mahbubani : INR1037 ISBN: 9780141986531

''A compelling warning ... It is hard to disagree with this advice from such a well-informed friend of the west'' Martin Wolf, Financial Times The West''s two-century epoch as global powerhouse is at an end. A new world order, with China and India as the strongest economies, dawns. How will the West react to its new status of superpower in decline? In Kishore Mahbubani''s timely polemic, he argues passionately that the West can no longer presume to impose its ideology on the world, and crucially, that it must stop seeking to intervene, politically and militarily, in the affairs of other nations. He examines the West''s greatest follies of recent times: the humiliation of Russia at the end of the Cold War, which led to the rise of Putin, and the invasion of Iraq after 9/11, which destabilised the Middle East. Yet, he argues, essential to future world peace are the Western constructs of democracy and reason, which it must continue to promote, by diplomacy rather than force, via multilateral institutions of global governance such as the UN. Only by recognising its changing status, and seeking to influence rather than dominate, he warns, can the West continue to play a key geopolitical role. ''Kishore Mahbubani might well be the most intelligent, friendly and doggedly persistent critic of the West. In this brief book, he delivers some of his trademark analysis and pungent observations. We should all think of it as the cold shower that is urgently needed to revive the West'' Fareed Zakaria, author of The Post-American World
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Moominsummer Madness by Tove Jansson : INR707 ISBN: 9780241344521

It all began with a hot day in June, and a volcano dropping black ash on Moominmamma''s washing. Then a crack appeared in the ground, and Moomintroll''s toothbrush slipped straight down into the dark and yawning earth. Then a great flood wave came crashing through Moomin Valley. And that was why the Moomins found themselves a new home, and why they all had so many strange adventures, ones that were odd even by Moomin standards. . .
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Parade's End by Ford Madox Ford : INR1037 ISBN: 9780241372548

Ford Madox Ford''s great masterpiece exploring love and identity during the First World War, in a Penguin Classics edition with an introduction by Julian Barnes. A masterly novel of destruction and regeneration, Parade''s End follows the story of aristocrat Christopher Tietjens as his world is shattered by the First World War. Tracing the psychological damage inflicted by battle, the collapse of England''s secure Edwardian values - embodied in Christopher''s wife, the beautiful, cruel socialite Sylvia - and the beginning of a new age, epitomized by the suffragette Valentine Wannop, Parade''s End is an elegy for both the war dead and the passing of a way of life. Ford Madox Ford (1873-1939) served with the British army in World War I, an experience that was to form the basis of his novel Parade''s End, published in four parts from 1924 to 1928. He wrote over eighty books, including The Good Soldier (1915), and divided his time between England, France and America. Julian Barnes'' most recent novel is The Sense of An Ending, for which he won the 2012 Man Booker prize. His other books include Flaubert''s Parrot, A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters and Arthur and George. ''The finest English novel about the Great War''Malcolm Bradbury ''The best novel by a British writer ... It is also the finest novel about the First World War. It is also the finest novel about the nature of British society''Anthony Burgess ''There are not many English novels which deserve to be called great: Parade''s End is one of them''W.H. Auden ''The English prose masterpiece of the time''William Carlos Williams
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The Pelvic Floor Bible by Anon : INR1037 ISBN: 9780241386538

Have you ever laughed so much you wet yourself - just a little bit? Or found yourself crossing your legs on the doorstep frantically searching for your keys? Do you get up at night to go to the toilet more than once? An estimated 200 million people around the world suffer from some form of urinary incontinence. It''s an embarrassing problem that affects women disproportionately as a result of pregnancy and childbirth. In The Pelvic Floor Bible, Jane Simpson argues that it''s time for us all to feel the squeeze and celebrate the wonder of our pelvic floor muscles. She shows you how to incorporate pelvic floor exercises as part of your daily routine in order to prevent issues in later life and cure existing problems now. Learn how to treat common problems such as stress incontinence, overactive bladder and prolapse, get back into shape post-pregnancy and enjoy a healthy sex life at every stage of your life. Incontinence is both preventable and curable through pelvic floor exercises and rehabilitation but too many people assume nothing can be done, follow incorrect advice or are ashamed to seek help. We need to end the taboo now.
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Everything You Ever Wanted by Anon : INR1320 ISBN: 9780241363553

A beautiful new planet A meaningful new life Are you ready? ____________________________________________ You wake up. You go to work. You don''t go outside for twelve hours at a time. You have strategy meetings about how to use hashtags. After work you order expensive drink after expensive drink until you''re so blackout drunk you can''t remember the circumstances which have led you to waking up in bed with your colleague. The next day you stay in bed until the afternoon, scrolling through your social media feeds and wondering why everyone else seems to be achieving so much. Sometimes you don''t get out of bed at all. Then you hear about Life on Nyx, a programme that allows 100 lucky winners the chance to escape it all, move to another planet and establish a new way of life. One with meaning and purpose. One without Instagram and online dating. There''s one caveat: if you go, you can never come back. But you aren''t worried about that. After all, what on Earth could there possibly be to miss? ____________________________________________ PRAISE FOR LUIZA SAUMA ''An immersive, heartbreaking coming of age story. Beg, borrow or steal a copy'' Susie Steiner, author of Missing, Presumed ''Sauma''s writing is sensual and evocative'' Ardashir Vakil, award-winning author of Beach Boy ''Her writing is beautiful'' Rachel Seiffert
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Believe by Nicola Adams : INR1037 ISBN: 9780241980552

At London 2012, Nicola Adams made history. The flyweight boxer became the first woman ever to win an Olympic Gold medal for boxing. In Rio 2016, with the nation cheering her on, she did it all over again. Years of relentless training, fundraising and determination have seen Nicola battle through injury, prejudice and defeat to become one of Britain best-loved athletes and an inspiration to all those who are chasing after a seemingly impossible dream. From a leisure centre in Leeds to the Olympic Stadium in Rio, Nicola with her infamous smile has become the poster girl for women in sport. She''s a trailblazer, record-breaker, and has led the way for women''s boxing. This is Nicola''s story of grit, talent and the real person behind the smile.
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Moomin And The Ice Festival by Tove Jansson : INR1283 ISBN: 9780141375595

It''s winter in Moominvalley and Moomintroll and his family are getting ready for the Long Winter Sleep. But as the first flakes of snow fall, they receive an exciting invitation to the Ice Festival. Will they be brave enough to venture out now winter is here?
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Landmarks by Robert Macfarlane : INR1590 ISBN: 9780241146538

SHORTLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE 2015 SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2016 Landmarks is Robert Macfarlane''s joyous meditation on words, landscape and the relationship between the two - now available in a beautiful new Winter edition for Christmas Words are grained into our landscapes, and landscapes are grained into our words. Landmarks is about the power of language to shape our sense of place. It is a field guide to the literature of nature, and a glossary containing thousands of remarkable words used in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales to describe land, nature and weather. Travelling from Cumbria to the Cairngorms, and exploring the landscapes of Roger Deakin, J. A. Baker, Nan Shepherd and others, Robert Macfarlane shows that language, well used, is a keen way of knowing landscape, and a vital means of coming to love it. Praise for Robert Macfarlane: ''He has a poet''s eye and a prose style that will make many a novelist burn with envy'' John Banville, Observer I''ll read anything Macfarlane writes David Mitchell, Independent ''Every movement needs stars. In [Macfarlane] we surely have one, burning brighter with each book.'' Telegraph ''[Macfarlane] is a godfather of a cultural moment'' Sunday Times
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The Courage Of Hopelessness by Slavoj Zizek : INR1742 ISBN: 9780241305577

The maverick philosopher returns to explore today''s idealogical, political and economic battles, and asks whether radical change is possible In these troubled times, even the most pessimistic diagnosis of our future ends with an uplifting hint that things might not be as bad as all that, that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Yet, argues Slavoj Žižek, it is only when we have admit to ourselves that our situation is completely hopeless - that the light at the end of the tunnel is in fact the headlight of a train approaching us from the opposite direction - that fundamental change can be brought about. Surveying the various challenges in the world today, from mass migration and geopolitical tensions to terrorism, the explosion of rightist populism and the emergence of new radical politics - all of which, in their own way, express the impasses of global capitalism - Žižek explores whether there still remains the possibility for genuine change. Today, he proposes, the only true question is,or should be, this: do we endorse the predominant acceptance of capitalism as fact of human nature, or does today''s capitalism contain strong enough antagonisms to prevent its infinite reproduction? Can we, he asks, move beyond the failure of socialism, and beyond the current wave of populist rage, and initiate radical change before the train hits? ''Žižek is a thinker who regards nothing as outside his field: the result is deeply interesting and provocative'' - Guardian ''Žižek leaves no social or cultural phenomenon untheorized, and is master of the counterintuitive observation'' - New Yorker
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How To Be More Interesting by Edward De Bono : INR1037 ISBN: 9780241257524

THE classic work about changing yourself and how others see from world-renowned writer and philosopher Edward de Bono People spend vast amounts of money, time and energy to achieve and maintain beauty, and yet despite its undisputed importance few of us devote similar efforts to be interesting. It is often thought that intelligence, beauty and confidence make you more interesting. This is not true. Being interesting is actually a state of mind. In How to be More Interesting, lateral-thinking guru Edward de Bono reveals how playing with ideas, making connections, speculating and using the imagination are at the heart of being an interesting person. With seventy exercises that will help you bring humour, insight and surprise to everyday situations, this book will ensure that people not only find you fascinating company but also won''t be able to forget you.
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Six Thinking Hats by Edward De Bono : INR798 ISBN: 9780241257531

THE classic work about decision-making from the world-renowned writer and philosopher Edward de Bono Meetings are a crucial part of all our lives, but too often they go nowhere and waste valuable time. In Six Thinking Hats, Edward de Bono shows how meetings can be transformed to produce quick, decisive results every time. The Six Hats method is a devastatingly simple technique based on the brain''s different modes of thinking. The intelligence, experience and information of everyone is harnessed to reach the right conclusions quickly. These principles fundamentally change the way you work and interact. They have been adopted by businesses and governments around the world to end conflict and confusion in favour of harmony and productivity.
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Chopin's Piano by Paul Kildea : INR1037 ISBN: 9780141980560

Chopin''s Piano begins in November 1838, when George Sand, her children and Frederick Chopin took a boat to Majorca for the winter. It describes their circumstances there, and how Chopin completed one of the most revolutionary works in the history of music - his Preludes - on ''a small Mallorquin piano'' which he picked up when they arrived and carted up to the monastery in the mountains where he and Sand lodged. Kildea traces the history of the Preludes, their pianists, their interpretations, and the history of the Mallorquin piano itself, to find an unexpected path through the history of romantic music - via Wanda Landowska in Berlin in 1913, Paris in 1940-41 when the Nazis seized the piano, down to the end of romantic music. It is an astonishing narrative and detective story, an unclassifiable and thrilling book, which explores in an original way the changing meaning of music through time.
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A Pelican Introduction by Jonathan Gershuny : INR896 ISBN: 9780241285565

Are we spending more time at work than we would have done fifty years ago? Are we sleeping less?How has the internet affected the way we use our spare time? Everything we do happens in time, and a detailed look at our daily lives reveals some surprising truths about the social and economic structure of the world welive in. This book delves into the unrivalled data collection and expertise of the Centre for Time Use Research to explore 55 years of change in our activities and behaviour and what it means for us today.
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The Complete Life by Maureen Gaffney : INR801 ISBN: 9780241981597

The Complete Life
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Becoming Your Real Self by Eddie Murphy : INR1273 ISBN: 9781844883554

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 ... On RTÉ''s hit show, Operation Transformation psychologist Dr Eddie Murphy is the reassuring contrast to the hard-nosed nutrition and exercise experts. He works with participants to identify the emotional impact of their unhealthy lifestyles and to come up with workable strategies to help them manage stress and emotional issues. His work leads to many light-bulb moments and is crucial to helping participants achieve their goals. Now, Eddie shares his methods for building up and maintaining good mental health and a positive outlook. He explains simple ways we can keep our busy lives in balance and cope with the many demands on our time and energy. And he also explains how faulty thinking and behaviour patterns sustain problems such as panic attacks, depression, anxiety, anger and low self-esteem. Tackling these patterns will give us the tools to break free from negative emotions and beliefs. Becoming Your Real Self offers simple but amazingly effective tools for being the best we can be and also for identifying unhelpful habits that we can change. With Becoming Your Real Self as your bible, you will be able to release yourself from the tyranny of negative emotions and embrace the life you want and deserve.
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The Happy Return by C S Forester : INR859 ISBN: 9780241955536

June, 1808 - and off the Coast of Nicaragua Captain Horatio Hornblower has his hands full . . . Now in command of HMS Lydia, a thirty-six-gun frigate, Hornblower has instructions to form an alliance against the Spanish colonies with a mad and messianic revolutionary, El Supremo; to find a water route across the Central American isthmus; and ''to take, sink, burn or destroy'' the fifty-gun Spanish ship of the line Natividad - or face court-martial. And as if that wasn''t hard enough, Hornblower must also contend with the charms of an unwanted passenger: Lady Barbara Wellesley . . . This is the fifth of eleven books chronicling the adventures of C. S. Forester''s inimitable nautical hero, Horatio Hornblower.
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Tumult In The Clouds by James Goodson : INR720 ISBN: 9781405937580

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. Anglo-American James Goodson''s war began on Sept 3rd 1939, when the SS Athenia was torpedoed and sank off the Hebrides. Surviving the sinking and distinguishing himself rescuing survivors, Goodson immediately signed on with the RAF. He was an American, but he wanted to fight. Goodson flew Spitfires with an RAF Eagle Squadron before later joining his countrymen with the Fourth Fighter Group to get behind the controls of Thunderbolts and Mustangs where he became known as ''King of the Strafers''. Chock full of breathtaking descriptions of aerial dogfights as well as the stories of others of the heroic ''few'', Tumult in the Clouds is the ultimate story of War in the air, told by the one of the Second World War''s outstanding fighter pilots. 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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Trouble In Paradise by Slavoj Zizek : INR825 ISBN: 9780141979540

In Trouble in Paradise, Slavoj Žižek, one of our most famous, most combative philosophers, explains how by drawing on the ideas of communism, we can find a way out of the crisis of capitalism. There is obviously trouble in the global capitalist paradise. But why do we find it so difficult to imagine a way out of the crisis we''re in? It is as if the trouble feeds on itself: the march of capitalism has become inexorable, the only game in town. Setting out to diagnose the condition of global capitalism, the ideological constraints we are faced with in our daily lives, and the bleak future promised by this system, Slavoj Žižek explores the possibilities - and the traps - of new emancipatory struggles. Drawing insights from phenomena as diverse as Gangnam Style to Marx, The Dark Knight to Thatcher, Trouble in Paradise is an incisive dissection of the world we inhabit, and the new order to come. ''The most dangerous philosopher in the West'' - Adam Kirsch, New Republic ''The most formidably brilliant exponent of psychoanalysis, indeed of cultural theory in general, to have emerged in many decades'' - Terry Eagleton ''Žižek leaves no social or cultural phenomenon untheorized, and is master of the counterintuitive observation'' - New Yorker
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Doctor Who by Bbc : INR707 ISBN: 9781405926515

When one choice can lead to triumph or failure, life or death, glory or destruction - what will you choose? In this brand new adventure, Terror Moon, the Twelfth Doctor travels to a far-off moon base, only to discover a monstrous, flesh-eating horror lying in wait . . . With Choose the Future, YOU decide how, when, where and with whom the Doctor will fight to save the world! The fate of the universe is in your hands . . .
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Inventing The Individual by Larry Siedentop : INR1037 ISBN: 9780141009544

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 ''Magisterial, timeless, beautifully written ... Siedentop has achieved something quite extraordinary. He has explained us to ourselves'' Spectator 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. PRAISE FOR THE BOOK ''One of the most stimulating books of political theory to have appeared in many years ... a refreshingly unorthodox account of the roots of modern liberalism in medieval Christian thinking'' John Gray, Literary Review ''A brave, brilliant and beautifully written defence of the western tradition'' Paul Lay, History Today ''An engrossing book of ideas ... illuminating, beautifully written and rigorously argued'' Kenan Malik, Independent ''A most impressive work of philosophical history'' Robert Skidelsky
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How Language Works by David Crystal : INR1051 ISBN: 9780141015521

In this fascinating survey of everything from how sounds become speech to how names work, David Crystal answers every question you might ever have had about the nuts and bolts of language in his usual highly illuminating way. Along the way we find out about eyebrow flashes, whistling languages, how parents teach their children to speak, how politeness travels across languages and how the way we talk show not just how old we are but where we’re from and even who we want to be.
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Modern Classics To The Lighthouse (mc) by Virginia Woolf : INR995 ISBN: 9780141198514

A brand new series of five of Woolf''s major works, in beautifully designed hardback editions. In this, her most autobiographical novel, Virginia Woolf captures the intensity of childhood longing and delight, and the shifting complexity of adult relationships. It is an extraordinarily poignant evocation of a lost happiness that lives on in the memory; from an acute awareness of transcience, she creates an enduring work of art.
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Penguin Classics Letters From Russia by Astolphe De Custine : INR991 ISBN: 9780141394510

The Marquis de Custine''s unique perspective on a vast, fascinating country in the grip of oppressive tyranny In 1839, encouraged by his friend Balzac, Custine set out to explore Russia. His impressions turned into what is perhaps the greatest and most influential of all books about Russia under the Tsars. Rich in anecdotes as much about the court of Tsar Nicholas as the streets of St Petersburg, Custine is as brilliant writing about the Kremlin as he is about the great northern landscapes. An immediate bestseller on publication, Custine''s book is also a central book for any discussion of 19th century history, as - like de Tocqueville''s Democracy in America - it dramatizes far broader questions about the nature of government and society.
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Typhoon by Joseph Conrad : INR193 ISBN: 9780241251522

''She''s done for...'' The crew aboard a ramshackle steamer faces a treacherous storm in this gripping tale, inspired by Conrad''s own time at sea. 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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Flower Fairies Of The Spring by Cicely Mary Barker : INR634 ISBN: 9780241284544

Relive the beauty and magic of Cecily Mary Barker''s Flower Fairies of the Spring, now with a brand new enchanting cover. Since the publication of Cicely Mary Barker''s first book in 1923, the Flower Fairies have been ethereal companions to readers around the world. Her charming poetry and delicate illustrations have sparked the imaginations of children for over ninety years and continue to inspire a life-long love for fairies and all things magical.
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The Desert War by James Holland : INR801 ISBN: 9780718186500

Part of the ALL-NEW LADYBIRD EXPERT SERIES. ____________ Why was North Africa such a key component in Britain''s success over Mussolini and his Italian Army? How did they blunt Italy''s actions? What challenges did they face? And what new technologies were brought to bear? When fascist dictator Mussolini declared war against Britain he was taking a huge risk . . . Italy lacked natural resources, and Britain and France''s wealth. He hoped to create a new Roman Empire across the Mediterranean and into Africa. And with Hitler and the Nazi''s by his side he had a great chance of doing so - but what was it that stopped him? Discover the answers and more inside James Holland''s The Desert War, the thrilling and accessible account that explains what happened, who the key figures were and the tactics, triumphs and failures on both sides . . .
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The Spectacular Tale Of Peter Rabbit Book And Cd by Emma Thompson : INR1049 ISBN: 9780723288510

It was high summer and a travelling fun-fair had come to the village... Peter Rabbit and Benjamin were forbidden to attend. But even the best-behaved rabbit can''t keep away from a fun-fair; and Peter is far from being the best-behaved rabbit. With Benjamin at his side, Peter sneaks into the fair where a roller-coaster ride of an adventure begins... When Peter finds himself scooped up by a rather grumpy little girl and separated from his cousin he is helpless and very afraid. It takes the determined bravery of Benjamin to rescue Peter from the frightening hurly-burly of shouting stallholders and whirling rides.
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The Last Enemy by Richard Hillary : INR801 ISBN: 9781405937504

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 and esprit de corps that have characterised the Royal Air Force throughout its first century. The Last Enemy is Richard Hillary''s extraordinary account of his experience as a Spitfire pilot in the Second World War. Hillary was shot down during the Battle of Britain, leading to months in hospital as part of Archibald McIndoe''s ''Guinea Pig Club'', undergoing pioneering plastic surgery to rebuild his face and hands. The Last Enemy was first published in 1942, just seven months before Hilary''s untimely death in a second crash and has gone on to be hailed as one of the classic texts of World War II. 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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Pieces Of My Heart by Sinead Moriarty : INR763 ISBN: 9781844881529

Sinéad Moriarty''s sixth novel, Pieces of My Heart, is a serious look at a dreadful disease, but it''s never a downer because it''s filled with Sinéad''s trademark warmth, humour and compassion. With her thoughtful and insightful analysis of what anorexia can do to a family, Sinéad brings to Pieces of My Heart many of the qualities of a Jodi Picoult novel, while still managing to balance the darkness with a lightness of touch that compares with the writing of Marian Keyes. Ava is juggling a life that seems to have too many pieces. First, there are her chalk-and-cheese daughters, Alison the angel and Sarah the tearaway. Then there''s husband Paul. Unfortunately, he seems more interested in work than home - which might explain why her sex life is practically on life support. That certainly can''t be said about her Viagra-popping Dad, a loveable rogue who is determined to grow old disgracefully. She would envy her best friend Sally, sassy single singleton-about-town, if she didn''t know that behind her polished exterior Sally is as vulnerable as a kitten. Somewhere in there is Ava herself, trying to do her best for all of them but lately feeling like she''s running on empty. But that''s before she notices Alison is in deep trouble. Now she knows there''s no such thing as empty - not if she is to hold on to the most precious pieces of her heart ...
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Clock Without Hands (modern Classics) by Carson Mccullers : INR1037 ISBN: 9780140083583

''Impeccable ... The most impressive of her novels'' Atlantic Monthly In this thoughtful and moving novel, four men find themselves inextricably bound together by their past histories. The aged Judge Clane dreams of resurrecting the confederacy, while his grandson, Jester, is involuntarily drawn to Sherman, a volatile black orphan who feels the sharp sting of racial injustice, especially when he finds out the truth about his parentage. Through the eyes of these individuals Carson McCullers explores the roots of racial prejudice and the dual moralities of the town''s leading whites.
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The Criminal Alphabet by Noel Razor Smith : INR754 ISBN: 9780141038568

The ultimate guide to the criminal world through its slang - from insults to terms of respect, weapons to injuries, crimes to punishment ''I have spent almost 33 of the last 53 years in and out of prison, but mainly in. I was a juvenile offender back in the mid 1970s and went on to become an adult prisoner in the 1980s and beyond. My shortest prison sentence was 7 days (for criminal damage) and my longest sentence was life (for bank robbery and possession of firearms). I have 58 criminal convictions for everything from attempted theft to armed robbery and prison escape, and I was a career criminal for most of my life. What I do not know about criminal and prison slang could be written on the back of a postage stamp and still leave room for The Lord''s Prayer . . . '' From ex-professional bank robber and best-selling author Noel Smith, this is the most authoritative dictionary of criminal slang out there - and an absorbing journey, through words, into the heart of the criminal world.
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Modern Classics The Uses Of Literacy by Richard Hoggart : INR1084 ISBN: 9780141191584

When a society becomes more affluent, does it lose other values? Are the skills that education and literacy gave millions wasted on consuming pop culture? Do the media coerce us into a world of the superficial and the material - or can they be a force for good? When Richard Hoggart asked these questions in his 1957 book The Uses of Literacy Britain was undergoing huge social change, yet his landmark work has lost none of its pertinence and power today. Hoggart gives a fascinating insight into the close-knit values of Northern England''s vanishing working-class communities, and weaves this together with his views on the arrival of a new, homogenous ''mass'' US-influenced culture. His headline-grabbing bestseller opened up a whole new area of cultural study and remains essential reading, both as a historical document, and as a commentary on class, poverty and the media.
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Great Ideas The Horrors And Absurdities Of Religion by Schopenhauer Arthur : INR528 ISBN: 9780141191591

A fascinating examination of ethics, religion and psychology, this selection of Schopenhauer''s works contains scathing attack on the nature and logic of religion, and an essay on ethics that ranges from the American slavery debate to the vices of Buddhism. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.
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Modern Classics My Mother Madame Edwarda The Dead Man by Georges Bataille : INR896 ISBN: 9780141195551

In these three works of erotic prose Georges Bataille fuses sex and spirituality in a highly personal and philosophical vision of the self. My Mother is a frank and intense depiction of a young man''s sexual initiation and corruption by his mother, where the profane becomes sacred, and intense experience is shown as the only way to transcend the boundaries of society and morality. Madame Edwarda is the story of a prostitute who calls herself God, and The Dead Man, published in 1964 after Bataille''s death, is a startling short tale of cruelty and desire. This volume also contains Bataille''s own introductions to his texts as well as essays by Yukio Mishima and Ken Hollings.
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Gladiator Street Fighter by Simon Scarrow : INR477 ISBN: 9780141328591

''It is settled. The boy is in your charge. You will train him to fight. He must be able to use the dagger, throwing-knife, staves and his bare hands. One day young Marcus may well become a gladiator in the arena. But you must also teach him the ways of the street''. Now a member of Julius Caesar''s palace, Marcus'' training continues in the city of Rome. The streets are plagued by vicious gang war attacks, and Caesar must employ his own gang leader, who learns of a plot to murder him. Only Marcus can go in undercover. But he''s in terrible danger. If the rival gang discover him the price will be fatal. Julius Caesar''s isn''t the only life at risk...
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Bear Hunt by Anthony Browne : INR707 ISBN: 9780141331591

This story is all about a very clever white bear and his magic pencil. Everything Bear draws becomes real! He draws a circle and it becomes a hole through which he can escape. He even draws a rope that he can swing on. And when two bear hunters are after him, his magic pencil comes in very handy!
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Cream Buns And Crime by Robin Stevens : INR658 ISBN: 9780141376561

Daisy and Hazel invite you to discover their untold stories . . . Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are famous for the murder cases they have solved - but there are many other mysteries in the pages of Hazel''s casebook, from the macabre Case of the Deepdean Vampire, to the baffling Case of the Blue Violet, and their very first case of all: the Case of Lavinia''s Missing Tie. Packed with brilliant mini-mysteries, including two brand-new and never seen before stories, and peppered with Daisy and Hazel''s own tips, tricks and facts, this is the perfect book for budding detectives and fans of the award-winning, bestselling Murder Most Unladylike series.
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The Other Side Of The Story by Marian Keyes : INR811 ISBN: 9780241958551

The agent Jojo, a high-flying literary agent on the up, has just made a very bad career move: she''s jumped into bed with her married boss, Mark ...The bestseller Jojo''s sweet-natured client Lily''s first novel is a roaring success. She and lover Anton celebrate by spending the advance for her second book. Then she gets writer''s block ...The unknown Gemma used to be Lily''s best friend - until Lily ''stole'' Anton. Now she''s writing her own story - painfully and hilariously - when supershark Jojo stumbles across it ...Three girls hoping and sometimes needing to make it big in the publishing world. But did anybody ever tell them that there''s always another side to every story?
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The Game Of Our Lives by David Goldblatt : INR1526 ISBN: 9780670920587

The Game of Our Lives by David Goldblatt - The Meaning and Making of English Football In the last two decades football in Britain has made the transition from a peripheral dying sport to the very centre of our popular culture, from an economic basket-case to a booming entertainment industry. What does it mean when football becomes so central to our private and political lives? Has it enriched us or impoverished us? In this sparkling book David Goldblatt argues that no social phenomenon tracks the momentous economic, social and political changes of the post-Thatcherite era in a more illuminating manner than football, and no cultural practice sheds more light on the aspirations and attitudes of our long boom and now calamitous bust. A must-read for the thinking football fan, The Game of Our Lives will appeal to readers of Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby and Inverting the Pyramid by Jonathan Wilson. It will also be relished by readers of British social history such as Austerity Britain by David Kynaston. ''Goldblatt doesn''t just understand the social context of the game. He also has a nose for the best stories'' Simon Kuper on The Ball Is Round David Goldblatt is the author of The Ball Is Round: A Global History of Football (Penguin, 2007), the definitive historical account of the world''s game, and of Futebol Nation (Penguin, 2014), a highly acclaimed footballing history of Brazil. For a number of years he wrote a sports column in Prospect magazine and has made a number of documentaries for BBC Radio 4 and for the World Service, including ones on football in Jerusalem and the politics of the game in Kenya. He has also taught the sociology of sport at the University of Bristol, at De Montfort University, Leicester, and at Pitzer College, Los Angeles. He lives in Bristol.
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Anarchy by Stewart Binns : INR755 ISBN: 9780718194598

Anarchy is the knuckle-whitening third novel in Stewart Binns'' The Making of England series. Ruthless brutality, greed and ambition: the Anarchy The year is 1186, the thirty-second year of the reign of Henry II. Gilbert Foliot, Bishop of London, has lived through long Henry''s reign and that of his grandfather, Henry I. He has witnessed the terrifying civil war between Henry II''s mother, the Empress Matilda, and her cousin, Stephen; a time so traumatic it becomes known as the Anarchy. The greatest letter writer of the 12th Century, Folio gives an intimate account of one of England''s most troubled eras. Central to his account is the life of a knight he first met over fifty years earlier, Harold of Hereford. Harold''s life is an intriguing microcosm of the times. Born of noble blood and legendary lineage, he is one of the nine founders of the Knights Templar and a survivor of the fearsome battles of the Crusader States in the Holy Land. Harold is loyal warrior in the cause of the Empress Matilda. On his broad shoulders, Harold carries the legacy of England''s past and its dormant hopes for the future. Stewart Binns'' Anarchy is a gripping novel in the great tradition of Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell, and is the third in The Making of England trilogy, following Conquest and Crusade. Praise for Stewart Binns: ''Binns'' stories are a terrific mix of history and human drama'' Celia Sandys: Author, presenter and granddaughter of Winston Churchill ''A fascinating mix of fact, legend and fiction ... this is storytelling at its best'' Daily Mail Stewart Binns began his professional life as an academic. He then pursued several adventures, including a stint at the BBC, before settling into a career as a schoolteacher, specializing in history. Later in life, a lucky break took him back to the BBC, which was the beginning of a successful career in television. He has won a BAFTA, a Grierson, an RTS and a Peabody for his documentaries. Stewart''s passion is English history, especially its origins and folklore. His previous novels in The Making of England trilogy are Conquest and Crusade.
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What She Left by T R Richmond : INR801 ISBN: 9781405917551

''The new Gone Girl'' Marie Claire ''If you liked The Girl on the Train then I think you''ll like this just as much, if not more'' Scott Pack ****** Alice Salmon young, smart, ambitious - with her whole life ahead of her. Until the night she mysteriously drowns. Nobody knows how or why. But Alice left a few clues: her diary, texts, emails, and presence on social media Alice is gone but fragments of the life she led remain - and in them might lie the answer to what really happened to her - if only someone can piece it all together before it vanishes for ever . . . ******** Praise for What She Left: ''Mesmerising'' Daily Telegraph ''Addictive'' Sunday Express ''Extraordinary'' Guardian ''Clever and Imaginative'' The Times ''Strikingly modern'' Sunday Times
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Tornado Down by John Nichol : INR801 ISBN: 9781405937573

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. RAF Flight Lieutenants John Peters and John Nichol were shot down over enemy territory on their first mission of the Gulf War. Their capture in the desert, half a mile from their blazing Tornado bomber, began a nightmare seven-week ordeal of torture and interrogation which brought both men close to death. In Tornado Down, John Peters and John Nichol tell the incredible story of their part in the war against Saddam Hussien''s regime. It is a brave and shocking and totally honest story: a story about war and its effects on the hearts and minds of men. 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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Dub Sub Confidential by John Leonard : INR1415 ISBN: 9781844883561

Dub Sub Confidential by John Leonard: a GAA memoir like no other. WINNER OF THE SETANTA SPORTS IRISH SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD. John Leonard was a gifted Gaelic football goalkeeper who had the misfortune to reach his prime at the same time, and in the same county, as one of the all-time greats: Stephen Cluxton. Unless something happened to Clucko, Leonard was always going to be number 2. Of course, it didn''t help that he had a problem with drink and drugs ... Dub Sub Confidential is John Leonard''s vivid, witty and searingly honest account of his life in and out of sport. He was both a committed Dub and a sceptical observer of the goings on in the dressing-room and on the training pitch. He writes about the players and the mentors, and about the oddity of being part of the GAA''s biggest circus while never expecting to get on the pitch. And he writes brilliantly about the demons that led him to addiction, his efforts for many years to party hard and train hard, and his eventual breakthrough to sobriety. Dub Sub Confidential is a GAA memoir like no other yet published - a book about how Gaelic games collide with real life. It is also a brilliant read from a remarkable personality. ''Four decades after Eamon Dunphy published Only a Game?, his seminal book on football, John Leonard has produced the Gaelic football equivalent - only it''s better'' Sunday Times Sports Books of the Year ''Reads like Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas ... a great read'' Ray D''Arcy, RTE Radio 1 ''As fascinating as its insights into the Dublin dressing room and the big matchdays are, to reduce Dub Sub Confidential to being just a sports or GAA book is to do it an injustice; it is an astonishing, exceptional, visceral account of a confused young man'' Irish Examiner ''Engaging, honest, sad and frightening in places - ultimately raw and real. Couldn''t put it down'' Ryle Nugent, RTÉ ''The overall feeling of Leonard''s sporting life is of a high-wire act. He somehow managed to have a part-time romance with Dublin football while full-bloodedly chasing whatever and whoever was on offer in Dublin after dark ... There is an antic and often jubilant energy to Leonard''s writing'' Keith Duggan, Irish Times ''Remarkable ... a stark and searingly honest memoir'' the42.ie ''Students of Gaelic football will be intrigued by his account of the rivalry with Cluxton, arguably the most important player of modern times'' Sunday Times ''Compelling and ground-breaking'' Dave Hannigan, Evening Echo
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The Penguin Classics Fox And The Star by Unknown Unknown : INR805 ISBN: 9781846148507

***Waterstones Book of the Year 2015*** From an award-winning designer comes an original fable about need and loss Once there was a Fox who lived in a deep, dense forest. For as long as Fox could remember, his only friend had been Star, who lit the forest paths each night. But then one night Star was not there, and Fox had to face the forest all alone. The Fox and the Star is a work of prose and design, each page thoughtfully created by Coralie Bickford-Smith
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Modern Classics Eroticism by Georges Bataille : INR997 ISBN: 9780141195568

A philosopher, essayist, novelist, pornographer and fervent Catholic who came to regard the brothels of Paris as his true ''churches'', Georges Bataille ranks among the boldest and most disturbing of twentieth-century thinkers. In this influential study he links the underlying sexual basis of religion to death, offering a dazzling array of insights into incest, prostitution, marriage, murder, sadism, sacrifice and violence, as well as including comments on Freud, Sade and Saint Theresa. Everywhere, Eroticism argues, sex is surrounded by taboos, which we must continually transgress in order to overcome the sense of isolation that faces us all.
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Family Secrets by Deborah Cohen : INR1037 ISBN: 9780141048574

On a Liverpool railway platform a heartbroken mother hands over her eight-year-old illegitimate son for adoption . . . A vicar brings to his bank vault a diary - sewed up in calico, wrapped in parchment - that chronicles his longing for other men . . . The one-year-old daughter committed to an institution and barely visited or referred to by her family ever again . . . In Family Secrets Deborah Cohen explores the extraordinary choices British families made in the past to protect their good name. Whether it is hiding an adopted son''s origins or the tangled attempts to prevent a divorce, Family Secrets exposes how we dealt with our shame - publicly and in our hearts. ''A book of marvels'' Kathryn Hughes, Guardian ''Fact-packed and fascinating'' Evening Standard ''Dozens of illuminating stories culled from the divorce-courts, adoption agencies and institutes for the mentally impaired. A find'' Judith Flanders, Sunday Telegraph Born into a family with its own fair share of secrets, Deborah Cohen was raised in Kentucky and educated at Harvard and Berkeley.She teaches at Northwestern University, where she holds the Peter B. Ritzma Professorship of the Humanities.Her last book was the award-winning Household Gods, a history of the British love-affair with the home.
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Modern Classics A Room Of One's Own by Virginia Woolf : INR837 ISBN: 9780141198545

A brand new series of five of Woolf''s major works, in beautifully designed hardback editions. A Room of One''s Own, based on a lecture given at Girton College Cambridge, is one of the great feminist polemics on female creativity, the role of the writer, and the silent fate of Shakespeare''s imaginary sister. It remains a powerful reminder of a woman''s need for financial independence and intellectual freedom. This edition also includes Three Guineas.
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The Penguin English Library Adventures Of The Engineer's Thumb And Other Cases by Arthur Conan Doyle : INR755 ISBN: 9780141395500

The Penguin English Library edition As usual with the Sherlock Holmes stories it is very hard to say which are the best - but there are many stories here which would get the vote - ranging from The Boscombe Valley Mystery to the wonderful Adventure of Silver Blaze, from the Adventure of the Norwood Builder to A Case of Identity, but above to the uniquely strange and macabre Adventure of the Engineer''s Thumb.
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The Penguin English Library Adventure Of Six Napoleons And Other Cases by Arthur Conan Doyle : INR755 ISBN: 9780141395548

The Penguin English Library edition Many readers would claim that The Adventure of the Copper Beeches or The Man with the Twisted Lip was their favourite Sherlock Holmes story - but then that would be doing an injustice to The Adventure of the Yellow Face and The Problem of Thor Bridge. It is just as well that in the end we do not have to choose - as if we did then there would be no doubt it should be The Adventure of the Six Napoleons.
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Modern Classics Between The Acts by Virginia Woolf : INR801 ISBN: 9780141184524

Virginia Woolf''s last novel, in equal parts a triumphant celebration and witty mockery of ''Englishness'', Between the Acts is edited by Stella McNichol, with an introduction and notes by Gillian Beer in Penguin Modern Classics. Outwardly a novel about life in a country house in whose grounds there is to be a pageant, Between the Acts is also a striking evocation of English experience in the months leading up to the Second World War. Through dialogue, humour and the passionate musings of the characters, Virginia Woolf explores how a community is formed (and scattered) over time. The tableau, a series of scenes from English history, and the private dramas that go on between the acts are closely interlinked. Through the figure of Miss La Trobe, author of the pageant, Virginia Woolf questions imperialist assumptions and, at the same time, re-creates the elusive role of the artist. Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) is regarded as a major 20th century author and essayist, a key figure in literary history as a feminist and modernist, and the centre of ''The Bloomsbury Group''. This informal collective of artists and writers which included Lytton Strachey and Roger Fry, exerted a powerful influence over early twentieth-century British culture. Between 1925 and 1931 Virginia Woolf produced what are now regarded as her finest masterpieces, from Mrs Dalloway (1925) to the poetic and highly experimental novel The Waves (1931). She also maintained an astonishing output of literary criticism, short fiction, journalism and biography, including the playfully subversive Orlando (1928) and A Room of One''s Own (1929) a passionate feminist essay. If you enjoyed Between the Acts, you might like Woolf''s The Waves, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. ''A powerful and prophetic statement'' Richard Shone, The Times
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Crusade by Stewart Binns : INR755 ISBN: 9780241957578

1072 - England is firmly under the heel of its new Norman rulers. The few survivors of the English resistance look to Edgar the Atheling, the rightful heir to the English throne, to overthrow William the Conqueror. Years of intrigue and vicious civil war follow: brother against brother, family against family, friend against friend. In the face of chaos and death, Edgar and his allies form a secret brotherhood, pledging to fight for justice and freedom wherever they are denied. But soon they are called to fight for an even greater cause: the plight of the Holy Land. Embarking on the epic First Crusade to recapture Jerusalem, together they will participate in some of the cruellest battles the world has ever known, the savage Siege of Antioch and the brutal Fall of Jerusalem, and together they will fight to the death.
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Penguin Modern Classics The Sleepwalkers by Arthur Koestler : INR1320 ISBN: 9780141394534

Arthur Koestler''s extraordinary history of humanity''s changing vision of the universe In this masterly synthesis, Arthur Koestler cuts through the sterile distinction between ''sciences'' and ''humanities'' to bring to life the whole history of cosmology from the Babylonians to Newton. He shows how the tragic split between science and religion arose and how, in particular, the modern world-view replaced the medieval world-view in the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century. He also provides vivid and judicious pen-portraits of a string of great scientists and makes clear the role that political bias and unconscious prejudice played in their creativity.
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Measure For Measure by William Shakespeare : INR801 ISBN: 9780141396552

Labelled as a ''problem play'' for its marriage of comic overtones to serious moral inquiry, William Shakespeare''s Measure for Measure is a peerless black comedy of justice, pride and desire. This Penguin Shakespeare edition is edited by J.M. Nosworthy with an introduction by Julia Briggs. ''Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall'' In the Duke Vincentio''s absence from Vienna, his strict deputy Angelo revives an ancient law forbidding sex outside marriage. The young Claudio, whose fiancée Juliet is pregnant, is condemned to death by the law. His sister Isabella, soon to become a nun, pleads with Lord Angelo for her brother''s life. But her purity so excites Angelo that he offers her a monstrous bargain - he will save Claudio if Isabella will visit him that night. This book contains a general introduction to Shakespeare''s life and Elizabethan theatre, a separate introduction to Measure for Measure, 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 Measure for Measure, you might like All''s Well that Ends Well, also available in Penguin Shakespeare. ''Language is his power. His characters are precisely the words they speak'' A.S.Byatt, author of Possession
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Estuary by Rachel Lichtenstein : INR1037 ISBN: 9780141018539

LONGLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURN PRIZE 2017 A hauntingly beautiful social history of the Thames Estuary, from the author of On Brick Lane Out at the eastern edge of England, between land and ocean, you will find beautiful, haunted salt marshes, coastal shallows and wide-open skies: the Thames Estuary. The estuary is an ancient gateway to England, a passage for numberless travellers in and out of London. And for generations, the people of Kent and Essex have lived and worked on the Estuary, learning its waters, losing loved ones to its deeps. Their heritage is a proud but never an easy one. In the face of a world changing around them, they endure. Rachel Lichtenstein spent five years exploring this unique community and recording its extraordinary chorus of voices, present and past. From mud larkers and fishermen to radio pirates and champion racers, from buried princesses to unexploded bombs, Estuary is a celebration of a haunting & profoundly British place.
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Modern Classics Room Of Ones Own by Virginia Woolf : INR802 ISBN: 9780141183534

Collecting two book-length essays, A Room of One''s Own and Three Guineas is Virginia Woolf''s most powerful feminist writing, justifying the need for women to possess intellectual freedom and financial independence. This Penguin Modern Classics edition is edited with an introduction and notes by Michele Barrett. A Room of One''s Own, based on a lecture given at Girton College, Cambridge, is one of the great feminist polemics, ranging in its themes from Jane Austen and Carlotte Brontë to the silent fate of Shakespeare''s gifted (imaginary) sister and the effects of poverty and sexual constraint on female creativity. Three Guineas was published almost a decade later and breaks new ground in its discussion of men, militarism and women''s attitudes towards war. These two pieces reveal Virginia Woolf''s fiery spirit and sophisticated wit, and confirm her status as a highly inspirational essayist. Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) is regarded as a major 20th century author and essayist, a key figure in literary history as a feminist and modernist, and the centre of ''The Bloomsbury Group''. This informal collective of artists and writers which included Lytton Strachey and Roger Fry, exerted a powerful influence over early twentieth-century British culture. Between 1925 and 1931 Virginia Woolf produced what are now regarded as her finest masterpieces, from Mrs Dalloway (1925) to the poetic and highly experimental novel The Waves (1931). She also maintained an astonishing output of literary criticism, short fiction, journalism and biography, including the playfully subversive Orlando (1928) and A Room of One''s Own (1929) a passionate feminist essay. If you enjoyed A Room of One''s Own, you might like Woolf''s Orlando, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. ''Probably the most influential piece of non-fictional writing by a woman in this century'' Hermione Lee, Financial Times
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Angels Like Me Book 3 by Karen Mccombie : INR613 ISBN: 9780141344560

Angels Like Me is the third title in the enchanting and magical friendship series from bestselling author Karen McCombie that began with Angels Next Door. Riley''s best friends, the Angelo sisters, are special. Sparkly, strange and full of secrets . . Life at home is tricky for Riley Roberts. She misses her mum and wants to learn more about her. But Dad is as secretive as ever. She hopes the sisters can work their magic and help her find out the truth. But Riley is about to discover something more magical than she could have imagined - something that could bring her closer to her mum and answer her questions at last. About the author: Bestselling author Karen McCombie trained as a magazine journalist in her native Scotland before moving to London. After several years working on teen favourites Just 17 and Sugar, she turned to fiction, with her first series, Ally''s World, becoming an instant success. In total she''s had more than 70 books published and translated around the world, and more than a million books sold. Karen lives in North London with her very Scottish husband Tom, her sunshiney daughter Milly, a demented cat called Dizzy and Biscuit, the button-obsessed hamster. Angels Like Me is the third title in her Angels Next Door series. www.karenmccombie.com Also available: Angels Next Door (book 1) Angels In Training (book 2) Angels Like Me (book 3)
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The Penguin Book Of English Song by Richard Stokes : INR1320 ISBN: 9780141982540

Poetry and music have been associated with each other from the very beginning. The Penguin Book of English Song draws together a great variety of English poetry (including Irish, Scots and Welsh writers) that has reached a wider audience through the magic of music. Richard Stokes''s rich anthology of verse stretches from the fourteenth century to the twentieth, collecting poems that have inspired musical settings by one hundred English poets, along with a treasure trove of illuminating notes and marginalia about their lives, work and, often, their approach to music. Stokes gathers together in a single volume a huge amount of information about English song that will assist musicians in performing these works, and enlighten all those enthusiasts who delight in the fusion of words and music that has produced countless moments of incandescent magic.
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The Card by Arnold Bennett : INR896 ISBN: 9780241255544

One of fiction''s greatest chancers - the story of Denry Machin and his unceasing, ingenious efforts to become a great man Set in the raw, Victorian world of the ''Five Towns'', The Card tells the extremely funny and tangled story of Denry Machin''s rise from mediocrity to fame through a series of ludicrous and yet perversely successful schemes. He dances, pleads, cheats and inspires his way through life in a series of set-pieces which wonderfully evoke a now long-gone world of civic balls, seaside excursions, newspaper boys and patent chocolate remedies. As everybody said after one of his most stylish coups, Denry ''was not simply a card; he was the card.''
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Nights At The Alexandra by William Trevor : INR896 ISBN: 9780241969519

Nights at the Alexandra by William Trevor - a classic early novel by one of the world''s greatest writers A brief encounter in wartime Ireland - the memory of which lasts a lifetime In a small town in Ireland middle-aged Harry looks back on his wartime adolescence when he fetched and carried for the beautiful young Englishwoman who had taken over the big stone house with her much older German husband. But Frau Messinger''s health is failing, and her husband decides to build a cinema in the town to honour her. Harry will work in it; one day he will own it; and he will always remain captive to the memory of the beguiling young woman who arrived suddenly from abroad and lit up his drab provincial life. William Trevor''s gift of understanding the poignancy in apparently small lives is beautifully realized in this short novel. ''Perfect in its making and its length'' The Times ''Certainly lingers in the mind. I am prepared to bet that I will still remember it in a year''s time, which is a test of genuine excellence'' Harriet Waugh, Spectator William Trevor was born in Ireland in 1928 and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He is regarded as one of the greatest short story writers in English, and has also written many award-winning novels, most recently The Story of Lucy Gault and Love and Summer. For many years he has lived in Devon.
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Me And My Sisters by Sinead Moriarty : INR849 ISBN: 9780241950586

Sinéad Moriarty''s heart-warming seventh novel, Me and My Sisters, is the story of how three sisters discover that when the chips are down, no-one will be there for you in quite the same way as a sister who knows you better than you know yourself. It mixes the worldly wit of Jane Green with the down-to-earth insight of Marian Keyes in a story that will have readers thinking again about just how important their sisters are to them. Or wishing they had sisters if they don''t. There''s more than one way of being a modern woman, not that the Devlin sisters would admit it ... Harassed mum Julie used to be the easy-going one, but now she is struggling to keep sane. She needs support, but how could her sisters understand? After all, their lives are perfect. One drunken mistake is jeopardising everything lawyer Louise has worked so hard for. For a control freak like her, being out of control is terrifying. Despite herself, she too needs her sisters. And gorgeous Sophie''s perfect designer lifestyle is falling apart at the seams. She can hardly bring herself to tell the other two the trouble she''s in. The Devlin sisters think they have little in common. They might just be in for some big surprises ...
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The Penguin Pocket Thesaurus by Rosalind Fergusson : INR613 ISBN: 9780141018591

The Penguin Pocket Thesaurus offers a vast range of synonyms for a whole host of words in A-Z order - ranging from the everyday to the comparatively obscure. Invaluable and up-to-date, this is the ideal portable reference book for anyone stuck for precisely the right word or phrase, whatever the occasion.
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Somewhere (nowhere Book 3) by Jon Robinson : INR801 ISBN: 9780141346595

The action-packed finale to Jon Robinson''s debut conspiracy thriller trilogy, Nowhere. In hiding with the mysterious Guild, Alyn, Jes and their friends learn of a way to destroy the prison called Nowhere and end the Pledge''s project for good. But another, far more dangerous figure, has plans to send the country spiralling into anarchy and chaos. Will the gang be able to stop him in time, or might it already be too late...?
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Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare : INR801 ISBN: 9780141396590

A dazzling display of William Shakespeare''s fondness for wit and wordplay, Much Ado About Nothing is a high-spirited comedy, edited with notes by R.A. Foakes, and an introduction by Janet Dillon. ''Some, Cupid kills with arrows, some, with traps'' Proud, vivacious Beatrice and a high-spirited rake Benedick both claim that they are determined never to marry. But when good-hearted mischief-maker Don Pedro tricks them into believing that each harbours secret feelings for the other, Beatrice and Benedick begin to question whether their witty banter and sharp-tongued repartee conceals something deeper. Schemes abound, misunderstandings proliferate and matches are eventually made in this sparkling and irresistible comedy, famously adapted by Kenneth Branagh in a film starring Keanu Reeves and Emma Thompson. This book contains a general introduction to Shakespeare''s life and Elizabethan theatre, a separate introduction to Much Ado About Nothing, a chronology, suggestions for further reading, an essay discussing performance options on both stage and screen, and a commentary. If you enjoyed Much Ado About Nothing, you might like As You Like It, also available in Penguin Shakespeare. ''How is it possible that Shakespeare understood the human heart so well?'' Saskia Reeves
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Gus And Ross - Read It Yourself With Ladybird Level 0 by Ladybird : INR310 ISBN: 9780241312513

Book 4 contains two stories that build on the phonics learnt in previous books and focus on the sound and letter combinations: e, u, r, h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss.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 session at 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 syntheticphonics skills. Books 1 to 12 introduce letters and sounds in a systematic order.
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Angels by Marian Keyes : INR802 ISBN: 9780241958537

''I''d always lived a fairly blameless life. Up until the day I left my husband and ran away to Hollywood...''Unlike the rest of her family, Maggie Walsh has always done everything right. At thirty-three she has a proper job, is happily married to Garv and never puts a foot wrong. So why does she make a bolt for Hollywood and her best friend, Emily?In the City of Angels, Maggie gets to do things she''s never done before: mixing with film stars, pitching scripts, partying non-stop. But is this really a once-in-a-lifetime journey of self-discovery, or is she simply running away from married life?
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Silence In The Garden by William Trevor : INR896 ISBN: 9780241969533

The Silence in the Garden by William Trevor - a classic early novel by one of the world''s greatest writers Family secrets take their toll on the children of an old Irish family In the summer of 1904 Sarah Pollenfax, the daughter of an impecunious clergyman, arrives at Carriglas, an island off the coast of Cork, to act as governess for her distant cousins. It''s a magical time in a magical place. But when she comes back almost thirty years later, after the First World War and the Irish Civil War have taken their toll, she discovers that there were things going on during that apparently idyllic summer which now horrify her and which cast a long shadow over the remnants of the family still living there. ''William Trevor''s precisions and indirections slowly and balefully accumulate in this, his most ambitious novel'' Anthony Thwaite, London Review of Books ''Offers marvels with Mr Trevor''s customary understated dexterity'' New York Times 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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I Don't Know What It Is But I Love It by Evans : INR896 ISBN: 9780241966549

I Don''t Know What It Is But I Love It by Tony Evans - Liverpool and the most unlikely success story in football ''Evans tells the story with gusto . . . the anecdotes are apt, and the blood on the streets and the boots on the field are as dramatic and black-humoured as on a battleground'' The Times Dalglish. Souness. Rush. Hansen. And, of course, Grobelaar. They rank with the very greatest players in one of the greatest teams of all time. But the heroes of 1984 were an unlikely group to make history. Led by a 63-year old first-time manager and a captain show-off better known for his moves on the dancefloor, Liverpool''s greatest season was a booze-fuelled journey to three trophies: the first division title, the League Cup and the European Cup, won on a remarkable night in Rome. The team''s theme song was even a much-derided Chris Rea hit. Eye-watering, hilarious, and utterly unbelievable, this is the story of how they did it, and how their season was the last year of innocence in English football. This book is essential reading for fans of Red or Dead, 43 Years With The Same Bird: A Liverpudlian Love Affair and the memoirs of Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher and Kenny Dalglish. ''Superbly paced...full of riveting anecdotes'' Mirror (Book of the Month) Tony Evans has been football editor of The Times for five years and was born a Liverpool fan. He writes a weekly column for The Game, The Times'' weekly football supplement.
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Wereworld Nest Of Serpents by Curtis Jobling : INR613 ISBN: 9780141340500

WAR HAS GRIPPED THE SEVEN REALMS . . . Young Werewolf Drew Ferran, rightful king of Westland, has rushed to the aid of the besieged Staglords, whose mountain stronghold is surrounded by the forces of the Werelion Prince Lucas. And deep in the haunted Dyrewood forest, the Wereladies Gretchen and Whitley seek sanctuary within the city of Brackenholme. No opposing force has ever breached the palisade walls, but danger could be closer than they think... As Lyssia''s greatest war rumbles towards a thunderous climax, the lines between friend and foe are blurred. What if the enemy is one of their own?
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Modern Classics The Orwell Diaries by George Orwell : INR1509 ISBN: 9780141191546

George Orwell was an inveterate keeper of diaries. The Orwell Diaries presents eleven of them, covering the period 1931-1949, and follows Orwell from his early years as a writer to his last literary notebook. An entry from 1931 tells of a communal shave in the Trafalgar Square fountains, while notes from his travels through industrial England show the development of the impassioned social commentator. This same acute power of observation is evident in his diaries from Morocco, as well as at home, where his domestic diaries chart the progress of his garden and animals with a keen eye; the wartime diaries, from descriptions of events overseas to the daily violence closer to home, describe astutely his perspective on the politics of both, and provide a new and entirely refreshing insight into Orwell''s character and his great works.
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The Merry Wives Of Windsor by William Shakespeare : INR801 ISBN: 9780141396576

William Shakespeare''s comic encore for one of his best-loved characters - the rascally Falstaff from Henry IV and Henry V - The Merry Wives of Windsor is edited by G.R. Hibbard with an introduction by Catherine Richardson in Penguin Shakespeare. ''We''ll leave a proof, by that which we will do, Wives may be merry, and yet honest too'' In need of money, the fat and foolish Falstaff devises a scheme to seduce two married women and steal their husbands'' wealth. By talking to each other, however, the wives soon discover his plan and begin to plot their own revenge. Relentlessly inventive, this comic humiliation of a foolish would-be seducer is a lively, compelling and ultimately joyous celebration of the all-conquering power of laughter. This book contains a general introduction to Shakespeare''s life and Elizabethan theatre, a separate introduction to The Merry Wives of Windsor, a chronology, suggestions for further reading, an essay discussing performance options on both stage and screen, and a commentary. ''It never yet had reader or spectator, who did not think it too soon at end'' Samuel Johnson
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Penguin English Library The Invisible Man by H G Wells : INR707 ISBN: 9780141389516

The Penguin English Library Edition of The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells ''People screamed. People sprang off the pavement ... The Invisible Man is coming! The Invisible Man!'' With his face swaddled in bandages, his eyes hidden behind dark glasses and his hands covered even indoors, Griffin - the new guest at The Coach and Horses - is at first assumed to be a shy accident-victim. But the true reason for his disguise is far more chilling: he has developed a process that has made him invisible, and is locked in a struggle to discover the antidote. Forced from the village, and driven to murder, he seeks the aid of an old friend, Kemp. The horror of his fate has affected his mind, however - and when Kemp refuse to help, he resolves to wreak his revenge. 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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Romans On The Rampage by Jeremy Strong : INR613 ISBN: 9780141372556

Crazy capers abound in Ancient Rome! Croakbag the amazing talking raven tells the hilarious story of Perilus, the boy charioteer, his unpredictable family and Tiddles, the widdling elephant who''s befriended them all. Another irresistible story for fans of David Walliams or David Baddiel, from Jeremy Strong, the original King of Comedy for young readers.
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Nowhere Book 1 by Jon Robinson : INR525 ISBN: 9780141346540

Nowhere is a fast-paced conspiracy thriller by debut author Jon Robinson. ''No one''s coming for us. Not our families, not the police. No one.'' Alyn, Jes, Ryan and Elsa are Nowhere. A concrete cube in the middle of a dense forest. Imprisoned inside are one hundred teenagers from all over the country. They''re all criminals. But none of them remember committing any crimes. Who has put them there. What do their captors want? And how will they ever break free . . . ? ***an intensely gripping conspiracy thriller for 11+ readers*** *** a phenomenal debut novel, for readers who love Jason Bourne and Alex Scarrow*** Jon Robinson was born in Middlesex in 1983. When he''s not writing, he works for a charity in central London. NOWHERE is his debut novel. Find out more about Jon at www.facebook.com/jonrobinsonbooks
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The Bible According To Spike Milligan by Spike Milligan : INR936 ISBN: 9780241978566

The Old Testament: but more mad, more merry, more... Milligan! And God said, Let there be light; and there was light, but Eastern Electricity Board said He would have to wait until Thursday to be connected. There have been many interpretations of the Old Testament over the centuries but never one quite like this. Spike Milligan has rewritten, in his own inimitable style, many of the best-known stories of the Old Testament, featuring characters like King my brain hurts Solomon, the great oaf of a giant Goliath and the lesser-known crossword clue, Hushai the Archite. Believers and non-believers alike will enjoy this hilarious re-working, where the jokes, jests and jibes tumble over each other from Chapter One, Verse One until kingdom come.
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Angels Next Door Book 1 by Karen Mccombie : INR525 ISBN: 9780141344522

Angels Next Door is a gorgeous new magical friendship series for 8+ readers by bestselling author, Karen McCombie. Riley''s best friend has gone away forever and Lauren ''Queen of Everything'' Mayhew is making school a nightmare. It looks like Riley''s on her own, until the three Angelos Sisters move in next door. Her new neighbours are . . . different. Colourful and sparkly, they stand out. It''s not just their names or how they dress - there''s something magical about them. And since they arrived there have been loads of strange coincidences. Who are these new girls and what''s with all the glitter? ''A wonderful, funny, heart-warming and comforting tale . . . will be a success with female readers aged 9 and upwards'' The School Librarian About the author: Bestselling author Karen McCombie trained as a magazine journalist in her native Scotland before moving to London. After several years working on teen favourites Just 17 and Sugar, she turned to fiction, with her first series, Ally''s World, becoming an instant success. In total she''s had more than 70 books published and translated around the world, and more than a million books sold. Karen lives in North London with her very Scottish husband Tom, her sunshiney daughter Milly, a demented cat called Dizzy and Biscuit, the button-obsessed hamster.
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Angels In Training Angels Next Door Book 2 by Karen Mccombie : INR525 ISBN: 9780141344546

The second book in the gorgeous new magical friendship series, Angels Next Door, by bestselling author Karen McCombie Riley''s life has changed a lot since she discovered the Angelos sister''s secret. You see her new neighbours are a little bit . . . magical. They know things that no-one else does and that''s why she thinks they can help her find out about mum. But just as she''s about to get some answers, mysterious events start happening at school. As things get stranger and stranger, Riley begins to suspect that they''re the only ones who can work out what or who is behind them. Who are these new girls and what''s with all the glitter? ''A wonderful, funny, heart-warming and comforting tale . . . will be a success with female readers aged 9 and upwards'' The School Librarian About the author: Bestselling author Karen McCombie trained as a magazine journalist in her native Scotland before moving to London. After several years working on teen favourites Just 17 and Sugar, she turned to fiction, with her first series, Ally''s World, becoming an instant success. In total she''s had more than 70 books published and translated around the world, and more than a million books sold. Karen lives in North London with her very Scottish husband Tom, her sunshiney daughter Milly, a demented cat called Dizzy and Biscuit, the button-obsessed hamster. Also available: Angels Next Door, Angels in Training and don''t miss Angels Like Me
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Magic Puppy #3 Cloud Capers by Sue Bentley : INR429 ISBN: 9780141323527

Bark for joy at the arrival of this grrreat magical new series! A sequel to the bestselling sensation, Magic Kitten. Storm is the only young wolf left from his family in the magic Moon-claw pack after the evil wolf, Shadow, wounds his mother and destroys everyone else. With the rest of the pack now scattered, Storm''s mother is too weak to protect Storm so she sends him to our world as a magic puppy where his magical powers can grow. But Storm must find a friend here to help him hide from the evil Shadow. Will Storm be able to hide long enough to eventually return and save his mother and the magical Moon-claw pack? The third title in this brilliant new series that will leave you howling for more!
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A Flower Fairy Alphabet by Cicely Mary Barker : INR707 ISBN: 9780241284537

In these beautifully-illustrated poems, fairies introduce the letters of the alphabet by describing the flowers among which they live. Since the publication of Cicely Mary Barker''s first book in 1923, the Flower Fairies have been ethereal companions to readers around the world. Her charming poetry and delicate illustrations have sparked the imaginations of children for over ninety years and continue to inspire a life-long love for fairies and all things magical.
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Ladybird Readers Level 3 by Unknown : INR2624 ISBN: 9780241273531

Ladybird Readers Level 3
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Wild Animals Activity Book by Ladybird : INR310 ISBN: 9780241254530

Wild animals do not live with people. They live on the plains, in trees, in deserts and in the sea.Ladybird Readers is a series of traditional tales, modern stories and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign language. Each activity book includes language activities to support the CEF framework, as well as help young learners prepare for the Cambridge Young Learners English (YLE) exams and fulfils SSRW criteria.This Level 2 activity book is ideal for children who have received some reading instruction and can read short, simple sentences. It covers CEF level A1 and supports YLE movers exams.
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Topsy And Tim by Ladybird : INR310 ISBN: 9780241254561

It is sports day at school. Topsy and Tim want to come first in all the races. But they do not come first and they are not happy.Ladybird Readers is a series of traditional tales, modern stories and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign language. Each activity book includes language activities to support the CEF framework, as well as help young learners prepare for the Cambridge Young Learners English (YLE) exams and fulfils SSRW criteria. This Level 2 activity book is ideal for children who have received some reading instruction and can read short, simple sentences. It covers CEF level A1 and supports YLE movers exams.
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Little Black Classics It Was Snowing Butterflies by Charles Darwin : INR160 ISBN: 9780141398556

''The vessel drove before her bows two billows of liquid phosphorus'' A selection of Darwin''s extraordinary adventures during the voyage of the Beagle 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. Charles Darwin (1809-1882). Darwin''s Autobiographies, On the Origin of Species, The Descent of Man, The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals and The Voyage of the Beagle are available in Penguin Classics.
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The Monster Next Door Activity Book by Ladybird : INR310 ISBN: 9780241254523

George is a normal boy. Green is a monster. But, George wants to be a monster. And Green wants to be a normal boy!Ladybird Readers is a series of traditional tales, modern stories and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign language. Each activity book includes language activities to support the CEF framework, as well as help young learners prepare for the Cambridge Young Learners English (YLE) exams and fulfils SSRW criteria.This Level 2 activity book is ideal for children who have received some reading instruction and can read short, simple sentences. It covers CEF level A1 and supports YLE movers exams.
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Little Red Riding Hood Activity Book by Ladybird : INR310 ISBN: 9780241254547

One day, Little Red Riding Hood went to her Grandmother''s house in the forest. A wolf lived near the house and he wanted to eat Little Red Riding Hood!Ladybird Readers is a series of traditional tales, modern stories and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign language. Each activity book includes language activities to support the CEF framework, as well as help young learners prepare for the Cambridge Young Learners English (YLE) exams and fulfils SSRW criteria.This Level 2 activity book is ideal for children who have received some reading instruction and can read short, simple sentences. It covers CEF level A1 and supports YLE movers exams.
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Baby Touch by Ladybird : INR811 ISBN: 9780241249512

Squeaky touch-and-feel fun with Baby Touch!This bright, touch-and feel book is full of bright colours and images to explore, tactiles to feel and a noisy squeaker to press that peeks through on every page. It''s perfect squeaky fun for babies!
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Sly Fox And Red Hen Activity Book by Ladybird : INR310 ISBN: 9780241254516

Red Hen lives near a wood. Sly Fox lives in the wood. Sly Fox is hungry and he wants to eat Red Hen!Ladybird Readers is a series of traditional tales, modern stories and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign language. Each activity book includes language activities to support the CEF framework, as well as help young learners prepare for the Cambridge Young Learners English (YLE) exams and fulfils SSRW criteria.This Level 2 activity book is ideal for children who have received some reading instruction and can read short, simple sentences. It covers CEF level A1 and supports YLE movers exams.
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Go Jetters by Unknown : INR523 ISBN: 9781405929516

Meet the Go Jetters team in this handy little library containing four mini board books. A perfect gift for preschoolers!
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Go Jetters by Bbc : INR811 ISBN: 9781405929530

A spaceship-shaped board book packed full of info on the Go Jetters'' awesome vehicles and click-on gadgets!
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Little Black Classics I Hate And I Love by Catullus Catullus : INR160 ISBN: 9780141398594

Dazzling modern lyrical poems from Catullus - by turns smutty, abusive, romantic and deeply moving. 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. Catullus (c.84-54 BCE). Catullus''s The Poems is available in Penguin Classics.
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Ladybird Readers Level 4 by Unknown : INR2624 ISBN: 9780241273562

Ladybird Readers Level 4
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Matching Pairs by Ladybird : INR990 ISBN: 9780241303573

Ladybird brings together characters from well-loved children’s TV shows such as Peppa Pig, In the Night Garden, Ben and Holly and the lively twosome Topsy and Tim; plus a whole host of fairy tale favourites like Cinderella and Pinocchio.Sharing a Ladybird story with your child is a great way to start exploring the big, wide world. Whether they’re discovered through snuggly bedtime favourites, buggy books that accompany adventures or fun apps for playtime, really great stories open up whole new worlds and spark imagination, creativity and curiosity.
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Ladybird First Favourite Tales The Enormous Turnip by Irene Yates : INR408 ISBN: 9781409309574

Based on the traditional fairy tale The Enormous Turnip, this vibrantly illustrated story is sure to become a favourite in every home. Find out what happens when a very, very large turnip doesn''t want to be pulled out of the ground! Part of the Ladybird First Favourite Tales series - a perfect introduction to fairy tales for preschoolers - this hardback book contains lots of funny rhythm and rhyme to delight young children. Ideal for reading aloud and sharing with 2-4 year olds.
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Chocolate Box Girls Sweet Honey by Cathy Cassidy : INR954 ISBN: 9780141341569

The next instalment in the addictive Chocolate Box Girls series and sequel to Cherry Crush, Marshmallow Skye, Summer''s Dream and Coco Caramel. Honey is going to live with her dad in Australia. Determined to make a fresh start, she couldn''t be further away from the tough times at Tanglewood. Her new life is a dream come true - until school begins. The girls are different from Honey''s friends in England and the only person who seems to understand her is the cute boy from the beach she''s chatting to online. But when he, the girls at school and even her dad start breaking promises, who can she trust? All alone on the other side of the world, Honey''s past is about to catch up with her . . . A perfect next step for fans of Jacqueline Wilson, by the bestselling author of Scarlett, Dizzy, Angel Cake and Ginger Snaps.
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Penguin English Library Shirley by Charlotte Bronte : INR763 ISBN: 9780141199535

The Penguin English Library Edition of Shirley by Charlotte Brontë ''Alas, Experience! No other mentor has so wasted and frozen a face as yours: none wears a robe so black, none bears a rod so heavy ...'' Struggling manufacturer Robert Moore has introduced labour saving machinery to his Yorkshire mill, arousing a ferment of unemployment and discontent among his workers. Robert considers marriage to the wealthy and independent Shirley Keeldar to solve his financial woes, yet his heart lies with his cousin Caroline, who, bored and desperate, lives as a dependent in her uncle''s home with no prospect of a career. Shirley, meanwhile, is in love with Robert''s brother, an impoverished tutor - a match opposed by her family. As industrial unrest builds to a potentially fatal pitch, can the four be reconciled? 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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Peace And Parsnips by Lee Watson : INR1778 ISBN: 9780718179519

Happy, healthy and hearty - it''s time to cook vegan... In Peace and Parsnips, Lee Watson invites everyone to discover the delights of eating meat- and diary-free recipes, bursting with vitality and taste. Using fresh produce, Lee celebrates this incredibly healthy way of eating through recipes that are varied, nutritious and utterly delicious. From curries, burgers and bakes to show-stoppers for special occasions, this book is set to rock your concept of cooking vegan! Dishes include: - Braised Cauliflower and Puy Lentil Tabouleh - Fragrant Wilde Rice, Curly Kale and Pistachio Salad - Pakistani Pumpkin and Beetroot Bhuna - Chickpea, Squash and Apricot Burgers - Roasted Chestnut and Fennel Casserole - Rustic Apple and Whisky Marmalade Tart - Raw Blueberry and Macadamia Cheesecake Save money, feel healthier and be amazed at the incredible new flavours in your life.
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Twelve Bar Blues by Patrick Neate : INR906 ISBN: 9780140286564

Spanning three continents and two centuries, Twelve Bar Blues is an epic tale of fate, family, friendship and jazz. At its heart is Lick Holden, a young jazz musician, who sets New Orleans on fire with his cornet at the beginning of the last century. But Lick''s passion is to find his lost step-sister and that''s a journey that leads him to a place he can call ''home''. Meanwhile, at the other end of the century, we find Sylvia, an English prostitute, and Jim, a young drifter. They''re in search of Sylvia''s past, lost somewhere in the mists of the Louisiana bayou. Patrick Neate has written a story that straddles time and space, love and friendship, roots and pilgrimage and everything between. Poignant and hilarious, it will hook you - like a favourite tune - till the end.
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Modern Classics A Small Circus by Hans Fallada : INR571 ISBN: 9780141196565

A Small Circus is a powerful 1931 portrayal of a German town on the brink of chaos, from bestselling author Hans Fallada (writer of Alone in Berlin) It is summer, 1929, and in a small German town a storm is brewing. The shabby reporter Tredup leads a precarious existence working for the Pomeranian Chronicle - until he takes some photographs that offer the chance to make a fortune. In Krüger''s bar, the farmers are plotting their revenge on greedy officials. A mysterious travelling salesman from Berlin , Henning, is stirring up trouble - but no one knows why. Meanwhile the Nazis grow stronger and the Communists fight them in the streets. And at the centre of it all, the Mayor, ''Fatty'' Gareis, seeks the easy life even as events spiral beyond his control. As tensions erupt between workers and bosses, town and country, Left and Right, alliances are broken, bribes are taken and plots are hatched, until the tension spills over into violence. ''Uncommonly vivid and original'' Robert Musil ''Real love and real humanity'' Hermann Hesse ''The best account of small-town Germany ... so terribly genuine, it is frightening'' Kurt Tucholsky ''This novel''s genius ... lies in Fallada''s ability to reveal ... as well as to analyse the macabre game of musical chairs that was the Weimar Republic. Fallada gives us front-row seats to Germany''s decade-long quest for a sacrificial scapegoat that culminated in the Nazi takeover ... Two years after Alone in Berlin''s runaway success, A Small Circus continues the Fallada revival that owes so much to the efforts of its translator, the poet Michael Hofmann'' André Naffis-Sahely, Independent ''Fallada creates characters with Dickensian prodigality, each yokel, hack, pig and pen-pusher brought to life in Michael Hofmann''s beautifully judged translation ... a generous, life-affirming treat'' Jake Kerridge, Telegraph ''Michael Hofmann ... comes as close as possible to giving us Fallada''s work in all its coarse, humorous, immediate, tragic glory'' Charlotte Moore, Spectator ''Not for the first time, all praise is due to Michael Hofmann''s art and feel for nuance. His translation catches the many voices - some exasperated, others bewildered, a few downright angry - that make this bold, exuberant and candid narrative sizzle with life and the relentlessly shocking reality of it all'' Irish Times ''Fallada''s own experiences as a regional journalist in north Germany underlie the action, and it is this sense of realism, combined with an ear for dialogue and an acute understanding of human frailty, that make the novel such an authentic portrayal of an imploding era'' Ben Hutchinson, Observer
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Death Wore White by Jim Kelly : INR817 ISBN: 9780141027517

At 5.15 p.m. Harvey Ellis was trapped - stranded in a line of eight cars by a blizzard on a Norfolk coast road. At 8.15 p.m. Harvey Ellis was dead - viciously stabbed at the wheel of his truck. And his killer has achieved the impossible: striking without being seen, and without leaving a single footprint in the snow . . . For DI Peter Shaw and DS George Valentine it''s only the start of an infuriating investigation. The crime scene is melting, the murderer has vanished, the witnesses are dropping like flies. And the body count is on the rise . . .
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Stuff Matters by Mark Miodownik : INR1277 ISBN: 9780670920532

* * * Winner of the 2014 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books * * * Stuff Matters by Mark Miodnownik is a unique and inspiring exploration of human creativity. ''Enthralling. A mission to re-acquaint us with the wonders of the fabric that sustains our lives'' Guardian Everything is made of something... From the everyday objects in our homes to the most extraordinary new materials that will shape our future, Stuff Matters reveals the inner workings of the man-made world, the miracles of craft, design, engineering and ingenuity that surround us every day. From the tea-cup to the jet engine, the silicon chip to the paper clip, from the ancient technologies of fabrics and ceramic to today''s self-healing metals and bionic implants, this is a book to inspire amazement and delight at mankind''s creativity. ''A certain sort of madness may be necessary to pull off what he has attempted here, which is a wholesale animation of the inanimate: Miodownik achieves precisely what he sets out to'' The Times ''Insightful, fascinating. The futuristic materials will elicit gasps. Makes even the most everyday substance seem exciting'' Sunday Times ''Wonderful. Miodownik writes well enough to make even concrete sparkle'' Financial Times ''I stayed up all night reading this book'' Oliver Sacks ''Expert, deftly written, immensely enjoyable'' Observer Mark Miodownik is Professor of Materials and Society at UCL, scientist-in-residence on Dara O Briain''s Science Club (BBC2) and presenter of several documentaries, including The Genius of Invention (BBC2). In 2010, he gave the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, broadcast on BBC4. He is Director of the UCL Institute of Making, which is home to a materials library containing some of the most wondrous matter on earth, and has collaborated to make interactive events with many museums, such as Tate Modern, the Hayward Gallery and Wellcome Collection. In 2014 Stuff Matters won the Royal Society Winton Prize.
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Touch And Feel Fairy Tales The Enormous Turnip by Ladybird : INR591 ISBN: 9781409304500

This Ladybird retelling of The Enormous Turnip 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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Penguin Classics Remote People 5 by Evelyn Waugh : INR1990 ISBN: 9780141193595

Part of the fabulous new hardback library of 24 Evelyn Waugh books, publishing in chronological order over the coming year. The books have an elegant new jacket and text design. Perhaps the funniest travel book ever written, Remote People begins with a vivid account of the coronation of Emperor Ras Tafari - Haile Selassie I, King of Kings; an event covered by Evelyn Waugh in 1930 as special correspondent for The Times. It continues with subsequent travels in throughout Africa, where natives rub shoulders with eccentric expatriates; settlers with Arab traders and dignitaries with monks. Interspersing these colourful tales are three ''nightmares'' which describe the vexations of travel, including returning home.
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King Jack And The Dragon by Peter Bently : INR1073 ISBN: 9780141327594

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.
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Warsaw Boy by Andrew Borowiec : INR159 ISBN: 9780241004517

Warsaw Boy is the remarkable true story of a sixteen-year old boy soldier in war-torn Poland.Poland suffered terribly under the Nazis. By the end of the war six million had been killed: some were innocent civilians - half of them were Jews - but the rest died as a result of a ferocious guerrilla war the Poles had waged.On 1 August 1944 Andrew Borowiec, a fifteen-year-old volunteer in the Resistance, lobbed a grenade through the shattered window of a Warsaw apartment block onto some German soldiers running below. ''I felt I had come of age. I was a soldier and I''d just tried to kill some of our enemies''.The Warsaw Uprising lasted for 63 days: Himmler described it as ''the worst street fighting since Stalingrad''. Yet for the most part the insurgents were poorly equipped local men and teenagers - some of them were even younger than Andrew.Over that summer Andrew faced danger at every moment, both above and below ground as the Poles took to the city''s sewers to creep beneath the German lines during lulls in the fierce counterattacks. Wounded in a fire fight the day after his sixteenth birthday and unable to face another visit to the sewers, he was captured as he lay in a makeshift cellar hospital wondering whether he was about to be shot or saved. Here he learned a lesson: there were decent Germans as well as bad.From one of the most harrowing episodes of the Second World War, this is an extraordinary tale of survival and defiance recounted by one of the few remaining veterans of Poland''s bravest summer. Andrew Borowiec dedicates this book to all the Warsaw boys, ''especially those who never grew up''.
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Modern Classics A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess : INR781 ISBN: 9780141182605

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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One Of Us Is Lying by Karen Mcmanus : INR856 ISBN: 9780141375632

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Five students go to detention. Only four leave alive. For fans of Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars, this is the perfect high school thriller. Yale hopeful Bronwyn has never publicly broken a rule. Sports star Cooper only knows what he''s doing in the baseball diamond. Bad body Nate is one misstep away from a life of crime. Prom queen Addy is holding together the cracks in her perfect life. And outsider Simon, creator of the notorious gossip app at Bayview High, won''t ever talk about any of them again. He dies 24 hours before he could post their deepest secrets online. Investigators conclude it''s no accident. All of them are suspects. Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you''ll go to protect them.
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Have You Eaten Grandma? by Gyles Brandreth : INR1069 ISBN: 9780241352649

A hilarious and definitive guide to 21st century language from grammar-guru Gyles Brandreth. ''Best thing ever, laugh-a-lot, spanning everything. Great book, I''m loving this'' Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2 ''Brilliant, clear, entertaining, very funny and often outright silly. Brandreth excels . . . in all his linguistic joie de vivre'' Guardian __________ Why, like, does everyone keep saying ''like''? Why do apostrophe''s keep turning up in the wrong place? Why do we get confused when using foreign phrases - and vice versa? Is it ''may be'' or ''maybe''? Should it be ''past'' or ''passed''? Is it ''referenda'' or ''referendums''? FFS, what''s happening to our language!? Our language is changing, literacy levels are dwindling and our grasp of grammar is at crisis point, so you wouldn''t be alone in thinking WTF! But do not despair, Have You Eaten Grandma? is here: Gyles Brandreth''s definitive (and hilarious) guide to punctuation, spelling, and good English for the twenty-first century. Without hesitation or repetition (and just a touch of deviation) Gyles, the Just A Minute regular and self-confessed grammar guru, skewers the linguistic horrors of our time, tells us where we''ve been going wrong (and why), and reveals his tips and tricks to ensure that, in future, we make fewer (rather than ''less'') mistakes. End of. (Is ''End of'' alright? Is ''alright'' all right? You''ll find out right here . . . ) Why not give the gift of good grammar this Christmas? And why not check out the Have You Eaten Grandma? podcast, starring Gyles and a host of other grammar and linguisitic lovers and experts
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How It Works by Jason Hazeley : INR632 ISBN: 9780718188634

THE PERFECT GIFT for those deluded fools who are expecting a little miracle . . . Allyce is taking Rainbeau to a local mother-and-baby group. It takes her forty five minutes to pack the bag with the change mat, nappies, wipes, nappy bags Sudocrem, milk, muslins, teething powders, rice cakes, bibs, Calpol, spare clothes, dummy, first aid kit, Mr Bun-Bun and hand gel. The playgroup is two minutes away. _____________ The hospital follows Jasmine''s birth plan so she can have a drug-free delivery. ''I am glad it was all natural,'' shouts Jasmine over the hissing and beeping and clanking and the hum of the lights. 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 Day Of The Triffids by John Wyndham : INR1379 ISBN: 9780241284674

A stunning new clothbound edition of one of the most famous science-fiction novels of the twentieth century, designed by the acclaimed Coralie-Bickford Smith. 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...
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Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell : INR811 ISBN: 9780241341650

''Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.'' Hidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith skilfully rewrites the past to suit the needs of the Party. Yet he inwardly rebels against the totalitarian world he lives in, which demands absolute obedience and controls him through the all-seeing telescreens and the watchful eye of Big Brother, symbolic head of the Party. In his longing for truth and liberty, Smith begins a secret love affair with a fellow-worker Julia, but soon discovers the true price of freedom is betrayal. The Penguin English Library - collectable general readers'' editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century to the end of the Second World War.
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To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf : INR613 ISBN: 9780241341681

''The Lighthouse was then a silvery, misty-looking tower with a yellow eye that opened suddenly and softly in the evening'' To the Lighthouse is at once a vivid impressionistic depiction of a family holiday, and a meditation on marriage, on parenthood and childhood, on grief, tyranny and bitterness. For years now the Ramsays have spent every summer in their holiday home in Scotland, and they expect these summers will go on forever; but as the First World War looms, the integrity of family and society will be fatally challenged. With a psychologically introspective mode, the use of memory, reminiscence and shifting perspectives gives the novel an intimate, poetic essence, and at the time of publication in 1927 it represented an utter rejection of Victorian and Edwardian literary values. The Penguin English Library - collectable general readers'' editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century to the end of the Second World War.
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Love Me Not by M. J. Arlidge : INR674 ISBN: 9781405925662

THE SEVENTH DI HELEN GRACE THRILLER BY BESTSELLING AUTHOR M. J. ARLIDGE She Loves Me A woman''s body lies in the road. At first it looks like a tragic accident. But when Helen Grace arrives on the scene it''s clear she''s looking at a coldblooded killing. But why would anyone target a much-loved wife and mother? She Loves Me Not Across town, a shopkeeper is killed while his customers are left unharmed. But what lies behind the killer''s choices? She Loves Me Who lives? Who dies? Who''s next? The clock is ticking. She Loves Me Not If Helen can''t solve this deadly puzzle then more blood will be shed. But any mistake and it might be her own ... ** This title was originally announced as Follow My Leader ** PRAISE FOR M.J. ARLIDGE: ''Helen Grace is one of the greatest heroes to come along in years'' JEFFERY DEAVER ''The new Jo Nesbo'' JUDY FINNIGAN ''Fast paced and nailbitingly tense ... gripping'' SUN ''DI Helen Grace is a genuinely fresh heroine ... MJ Arlidge weaves together a tapestry that chills to the bone'' Daily Mail ''Chilling stuff'' Fabulist ''A chilling read'' My Weekly ''A grisly, gripping thriller'' Sunday Mirror ''Gruesomely realistic, intriguing and relentless. Arlidge''s fledgling army of fans is about to grow'' Sunday Sport ''Eeny Meeny debuts one of the best new series detectives, Helen Grace. Determined, tough and damaged, she must unravel a terrifying riddle of a killer kidnapping victims in pairs. Mesmerizing!'' Lisa Gardner ''Expertly pulled off. It has a devious premise. DI Helen Grace is fiendishly awesome. It''s scary as all hell. And it has a full cast of realistically drawn, interesting characters that make the thing read like a bullet'' Will Lavender
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A Buddhist Monk's Guide To A Clean House And Mind by Shoukei Matsumoto : INR416 ISBN: 9781846149696

Cleanliness is next to enlightenment. In this Japanese bestseller a Buddhist monk explains the traditional meditative techniques that will help cleanse not only your house - but your soul. Live clean. Feel calm. Be happy. We remove dust to sweep away our worldly cares. We live simply and take time to contemplate the self, mindfully living each moment. It''s not just monks that need to live this way. Everyone in today''s busy world needs it. In Japan, cleanliness is next to enlightenment. This bestselling guide by a Zen Buddhist monk draws on ancient traditions to show you how a few simple changes to your daily habits - from your early morning routine to preparingfood, from respecting the objects around you to working together as a team -will not only make your home calmer and cleaner, but will leave you feeling refreshed, happier and more fulfilled.
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Penguin Classics Paradise Lost by John Milton : INR1357 ISBN: 9780141394633

Milton''s celebrated epic poem, now in a gorgeous new clothbound edition designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith. These delectable and collectable editions are bound in high-quality, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. In Paradise Lost Milton produced a poem of epic scale, conjuring up a vast, awe-inspiring cosmos and ranging across huge tracts of space and time. And yet, in putting a charismatic Satan and naked Adam and Eve at the centre of this story, he also created an intensely human tragedy on the Fall of Man. Written when Milton was in his fifties - blind, bitterly disappointed by the Restoration and briefly in danger of execution - Paradise Lost''s apparent ambivalence towards authority has led to intense debate about whether it manages to ''justify the ways of God to men'', or exposes the cruelty of Christianity. John Milton (1608-1674) spent his early years in scholarly pursuit. In 1649 he took up the cause for the new Commonwealth, defending the English revolution both in English and Latin - and sacrificing his eyesight in the process. He risked his life by publishing The Ready and Easy Way to Establish a Free Commonwealth on the eve of the Restoration (1660). His great poems were published after this political defeat. John Leonard is a Professor of English at the University of Western Ontario.
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Orlando by Virginia Woolf : INR1380 ISBN: 9780241284643

A gorgeous clothbound edition of Woolf''s fantastical and enchanting novel, designed by the acclaimed Coralie-Bickford Smith. Orlando has always been an outsider... His longing for passion, adventure and fulfilment takes him out of his own time. Chasing a dream through the centuries, he bounds from Elizabethan England and imperial Turkey to the modern world. Will he find happiness with the exotic Russian Princess Sasha? Or is the dashing explorer Shelmerdine the ideal man? And what form will Orlando take on the journey - a nobleman, traveller, writer? Man or... woman? A wry commentary on gender and history, Orlando is also, in Woolf''s own words, a light-hearted ''writer''s holiday'' which delights in ambiguity and capriciousness. This clothbound Penguin edition is edited by Brenda Lyons with an introduction and notes by Sandra M. Gilbert. ''I read this book and believed it was a hallucinogenic, interactive biography of my own life and future'' Tilda Swinton
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Have You Eaten Grandma? by Gyles Brandreth : INR1037 ISBN: 9780241352632

A hilarious and definitive guide to 21st century language from grammar-guru Gyles Brandreth. ''Best thing ever, laugh-a-lot, spanning everything. Great book, I''m loving this'' Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2 ''Brilliant, clear, entertaining, very funny and often outright silly. Brandreth excels . . . in all his linguistic joie de vivre'' Guardian __________ Why, like, does everyone keep saying ''like''? Why do apostrophe''s keep turning up in the wrong place? Why do we get confused when using foreign phrases - and vice versa? Is it ''may be'' or ''maybe''? Should it be ''past'' or ''passed''? Is it ''referenda'' or ''referendums''? FFS, what''s happening to our language!? Our language is changing, literacy levels are dwindling and our grasp of grammar is at crisis point, so you wouldn''t be alone in thinking WTF! But do not despair, Have You Eaten Grandma? is here: Gyles Brandreth''s definitive (and hilarious) guide to punctuation, spelling, and good English for the twenty-first century. Without hesitation or repetition (and just a touch of deviation) Gyles, the Just A Minute regular and self-confessed grammar guru, skewers the linguistic horrors of our time, tells us where we''ve been going wrong (and why), and reveals his tips and tricks to ensure that, in future, we make fewer (rather than ''less'') mistakes. End of. (Is ''End of'' alright? Is ''alright'' all right? You''ll find out right here . . . ) Why not give the gift of good grammar this Christmas? And why not check out the Have You Eaten Grandma? podcast, starring Gyles and a host of other grammar and linguisitic lovers and experts
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My Family And Other Animals by Gerald Durrell : INR825 ISBN: 9780241977620

My Family and Other Animals is the bewitching account of a rare and magical childhood on the island of Corfu by treasured British conservationist Gerald Durrell. This tv tie in edition coincides with ITV''s six part television series The Durrells. Escaping the ills of the British climate, the Durrell family - acne-ridden Margo, gun-toting Leslie, bookworm Lawrence and budding naturalist Gerry, along with their long-suffering mother and Roger the dog - take off for the island of Corfu. But the Durrells find that, reluctantly, they must share their various villas with a menagerie of local fauna - among them scorpions, geckos, toads, bats and butterflies. Recounted with immense humour and charm My Family and Other Animals is a wonderful account of a rare, magical childhood. ''Durrell has an uncanny knack of discovering human as well as animal eccentricities'' Sunday Telegraph ''A bewitching book'' Sunday Times
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Pursuit Of Glory by Tim Blanning : INR1705 ISBN: 9780140166675

''The Penguin History of Europe series ... is one of contemporary publishing''s great projects'' New Statesman The Pursuit of Glory brings to life one of the most extraordinary periods in European history - from the battered, introvert continent after the Thirty Years War to the dynamic one that experienced the French Revolution and the wars of Napoleon. Tim Blanning depicts the lives of ordinary people and the dominant personalities of the age (Louis XIV, Frederick the Great, Napoleon), and explores an era of almost unprecedented change, growth and cultural, political and technological ferment that shaped the societies and economies of entire countries.
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The Spy And The Traitor by Ben Macintyre : INR2099 ISBN: 9780241186657

''THE BEST TRUE SPY STORY EVER TOLD'' JOHN LE CARRÉ A thrilling Cold War story about a KGB double agent, by one of Britain''s greatest historians On a warm July evening in 1985, a middle-aged man stood on the pavement of a busy avenue in the heart of Moscow, holding a plastic carrier bag. In his grey suit and tie, he looked like any other Soviet citizen. The bag alone was mildly conspicuous, printed with the red logo of Safeway, the British supermarket. The man was a spy. A senior KGB officer, for more than a decade he had supplied his British spymasters with a stream of priceless secrets from deep within the Soviet intelligence machine. No spy had done more to damage the KGB. The Safeway bag was a signal: to activate his escape plan to be smuggled out of Soviet Russia. So began one of the boldest and most extraordinary episodes in the history of spying. Ben Macintyre reveals a tale of espionage, betrayal and raw courage that changed the course of the Cold War forever...
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The Age Of Reason by Sartre : INR631 ISBN: 9780241259696

''How are you?'' said Mathieu. ''I thought you were dead.'' Following a Parisian philosophy teacher through the cafés and bars of Montparnasse over two days in the sweltering summer of 1938, Sartre''s searing novel explores what it truly means to be free.
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Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka : INR645 ISBN: 9780241260654

''I cannot make you understand. I cannot make anyone understand what is happening inside me. I cannot even explain it to myself.'' Featuring an ordinary man who wakes up to find himself turned into a giant cockroach, Kafka''s masterpiece of unease and black humour, Metamorphosis, is brought together here with the best of his short stories. A new series of twenty distinctive, unforgettable Penguin Classics in a beautiful new design and pocket-sized format, with coloured jackets echoing Penguin''s original covers.
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Animal Farm by George Orwell : INR622 ISBN: 9780241341667

Renowned urban artist Shepard Fairey''s new look for Orwell''s timeless satire ''All animals are equal. But some animals are more equal than others.'' Mr Jones of Manor Farm is so lazy and drunken that one day he forgets to feed his livestock. The ensuing rebellion under the leadership of the pigs Napoleon and Snowball leads to the animals taking over the farm. Vowing to eliminate the terrible inequities of the farmyard, the renamed Animal Farm is organised to benefit all who walk on four legs. But as time passes, the ideals of the rebellion are corrupted, then forgotten. And something new and unexpected emerges. . . Animal Farm - the history of a revolution that went wrong - is George Orwell''s brilliant satire on the corrupting influence of power.
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The Secret World by Christopher Andrew : INR3121 ISBN: 9780713993660

''Almost every page includes a sizzling historical titbit ... captivating, insightful and masterly'' (Edward Lucas, The Times) The history of espionage is far older than any of today''s intelligence agencies, yet the long history of intelligence operations has been largely forgotten. The first mention of espionage in world literature is in the Book of Exodus.''God sent out spies into the land of Canaan''. From there, Christopher Andrew traces the shift in the ancient world from divination to what we would recognize as attempts to gather real intelligence in the conduct of military operations, and considers how far ahead of the West - at that time - China and India were. He charts the development of intelligence and security operations and capacity through, amongst others, Renaissance Venice, Elizabethan England, Revolutionary America, Napoleonic France, right up to sophisticated modern activities of which he is the world''s best-informed interpreter. What difference have security and intelligence operations made to course of history? Why have they so often forgotten by later practitioners? This fascinating book provides the answers.
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The Ladybird Book Of The Quiet Night In by Jason Hazeley : INR628 ISBN: 9780718188689

THE PERFECT GIFT for the ones who like to seize the day, wrestle it to the carpet, tie it up, lock it in the cupboard and settle down with a cup of tea and a biscuit. Marianne has been staying in a watching old episodes of Sex And The City for two weeks now. The women in the show remind Marianne of her and her friends. Except that the women in Sex And The City never stay in for two weeks watching old episodes of Sex And The City. _____________ There is a pop disco at the community centre tonight, but the word ''community'' brings Davey out in a cold sweat. Some people suffer from F.O.M.O., the fear of missing out. Davey is delighted that he has F.O.J.I., the fear of joining in. 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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Ghost Stories by M. R. James : INR771 ISBN: 9780241341629

''Still as the night was, the mysterious population of the distant moonlit woods was not yet lulled to rest'' The aim of a good ghost story is to make the blood freeze, pleasurably, and this M. R. James achieves to perfection in these wonderful stories. His most atmospheric settings include English country houses and gardens, the north end of the churchyard, the yew-maze in ''Mr Humphreys and his Inheritance'' and the unforgettable train journey in ''Casting the Runes''. To each of these stories he brings an eye for the telling detail, an imaginative twist and a narrative tone that is, at least to begin with, urbane and reassuring ... The Penguin English Library - collectable general readers'' editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century to the end of the Second World War.
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A Love Story For Bewildered Girls by Emma Morgan : INR1340 ISBN: 9780241377611

Grace loves a woman. Annie loves a man. Violet isn''t quite sure. But you''ll love them all... Grace has what one might call a ''full and interesting life'' which is code for not married and has no kids. Her life is the envy of her friends, but all this time she has been waiting in secret for love to hit her so hard that she would run out of breath, like the way a wave in a rough sea bowls you over, slams you into the sand, and nearly drowns you. When Grace meets a beautiful woman at a party, she falls suddenly and desperately in love. At the same party, lawyer Annie meets the man of her dreams - the only man she''s ever met whose table manners are up to her mother''s standards. And across the city, Violet, who is afraid of almost everything, is making another discovery of her own: that for the first time in her life she''s falling in love with a woman. A Love Story for Bewildered Girls is a moving and exquisitely funny novel about love, sex and heartbreak. ''I absolutely loved this book by Emma Morgan which follows 3 women''s very different love lives... I inhaled it'' Emma Gannon, Sunday Times best-selling author and host of the podcast Ctrl-Alt-Delete
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Win Or Learn by John Kavanagh : INR839 ISBN: 9780241977682

Growing up in Dublin, John Kavanagh was a skinny kid who was frequently bullied. After suffering a bad beating when he intervened to help a woman who was being attacked, he decided he had to learn to defend himself. Before long, he was training fighters in a tiny shed, and promoting the earliest mixed-martial arts events in Ireland. And then, a cocky young lad called Conor McGregor walked into his gym ... In Win or Learn, John Kavanagh tells his own remarkable life story - which is at the heart of the story of the extraordinary explosion of MMA in Ireland and globally. Kavanagh has become a guru to young men and women seeking to master the arts of combat. And as the trainer of the world''s most charismatic male MMA star, he has become a magnet for talented fighters from all over the world. Kavanagh''s portrait of Conor McGregor - who he has seen in his lowest moments, as well as in his greatest triumphs - is a revelation. What emerges from Win or Learn is a remarkable portrait of ambition, discipline, and persistence in the face of years and years of disappointment. It is a must read for every MMA fan - but also for anyone who wants to understand how to follow a dream and realize a vision.
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Doctor Who by Bbc : INR971 ISBN: 9781405929691

If there''s one thing the Doctor ought to remember, it''s this: he should never travel alone. And to help make sure he always has someone suitably brilliant by his side, Clara has compiled this comprehensive guide to travelling with the Doctor. Packed full of hints and tips on topics such as introducing the Doctor to your family, packing for life on the TARDIS and practising alien first aid, this guide will fully prepare you for life as a companion!
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Hitler 1889 To 1936 Hubris by Ian Kershaw : INR1953 ISBN: 9780140133639

Ian Kershaw''s Hitler 1889-1936: Hubris charts the rise of Adolf Hitler, from a bizarre misfit in a Viennese dosshouse, to dictatorial leadership. With extraordinary skill and vividness, drawing on a huge range of sources, Kershaw recreates the world which first thwarted and then nurtured Hitler in his youth, from early childhood to the first successes of the Nazi Party. As his seemingly pitiful fantasy of being Germany''s saviour attracted more and more support, Kershaw brilliantly conveys why so many Germans adored Hitler, connived with him or felt powerless to resist him. ''Supersedes all previous accounts. It is the sort of masterly biography that only a first-rate historian can write''  David Cannadine, Observer Books of the Year ''The Hitler biography for the 21st century ... cool, judicious, factually reliable and intelligently argued''  Richard Evans, Sunday Telegraph ''One of the major historical biographies of our times ... a riveting read''  Jackie Wullschlager, Financial Times, Best Biographies of the Year ''His analysis of Hitler''s extraordinary character has the fascination of a novel, but he places his struggle and rise in the context of meticulously researched history ... Deeply disturbing. Unforgettable''  A.N. Wilson, Daily Mail ''A sane, erudite, moral and intellectually honest biography of the 20th century''s most destructive politician''  Ruth Scurr, The Times Ian Kershaw''s other books include Hitler 1936-1945: Nemesis, Making Friends with Hitler, Fateful Choices: Ten Decisions that Changed the World 1940-4 and The End: Hitler''s Germany, 1944-45. Hitler 1936-1945: Nemesis received the Wolfson History Prize and the Bruno Kreisky Prize in Austria for Political Book of the Year, and was joint winner of the inaugural British Academy Book Prize.
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Penguin Classics David Copperfield by Charles Dickens : INR1549 ISBN: 9780141394640

Dickens''s great coming-of-age novel, now in a beautiful clothbound Penguin edition This is the novel Dickens regarded as his ''favourite child'' and is considered his most autobiographical. As David recounts his experiences from childhood to the discovery of his vocation as a successful novelist, Dickens draws openly and revealingly on his own life. Among the gloriously vivid cast of characters are Rosa Dartle, Dora, Steerforth, and the ''umble Uriah Heep, along with Mr Micawber, a portrait of Dickens''s own father which evokes a mixture of love, nostalgia and guilt. Dickens''s great Bildungsroman (based, in part, on his own boyhood) is a work filled with life, both comic and tragic. Charles Dickens (1812-70) had his first, astounding success with his first novel The Pickwick Papers and never looked back. In an extraordinarily full life he wrote, campaigned and spoke on a huge range of issues, and was involved in many of the key aspects of Victorian life, by turns cajoling, moving and irritating. He completed fourteen full-length novels and volume after volume of journalism. Of all his many works, he called David Copperfield his ''favourite child''. Jeremy Tambling is Professor of Literature at the University of Manchester.
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The Gritterman by Orlando Weeks : INR1047 ISBN: 9780141986623

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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For Two Thousand Years by Mihail Sebastian : INR860 ISBN: 9780241189610

''Nothing I have read is more affecting than Mihail Sebastian''s magnificent, haunting 1934 novel, For Two Thousand Years'' - Philippe Sands, Guardian Books of the Year A prescient interwar masterpiece, available in English for the first time ''Absolutely, definitively alone'', a young Jewish student in Romania tries to make sense of a world that has decided he doesn''t belong. Spending his days walking the streets and his nights drinking and gambling, meeting revolutionaries, zealots, lovers and libertines, he adjusts his eyes to the darkness that falls over Europe, and threatens to destroy him. Mihail Sebastian''s 1934 novel was written amid the anti-Semitism which would, by the end of the decade, force him out of his career and turn his friends and colleagues against him. For Two Thousand Years is a lucid, heart-wrenching chronicle of resilience and despair, broken layers of memory and the terrible forces of history.
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Frankenstein by Mary Shelley : INR824 ISBN: 9780241321645

With an introduction from Haifaa al-Mansour, director of Mary Shelley. There is something in my soul, which I do not understand. Written by a teenage girl, Frankenstein is one of literature''s greatest Gothic horror stories. Now with a striking new cover, discover one of the books considered to be a pioneer of YA. ----- Victor Frankenstein has made a terrible mistake. In his desperate pursuit to create life, he has created a monster. A monster which, abandoned by his master and shunned by everyone it meets, follows Dr Frankenstein to the very ends of the earth with horror and murder in its recycled heart. Shelly takes the reader on a journey through St Petersburg, to the beautiful Swiss Alps, to the desolate waste of the Arctic Circle, in a story that has sent a chill down the spines of generations.
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Matilda At 30 by Roald Dahl : INR1225 ISBN: 9780241378618

__________ The original, magical story with a brand new cover from Quentin Blake! October 2018 marks 30 years since Matilda was published! This brand new jacket comes with a never-before-seen illustration of Matilda as an astrophysicist- one of the careers that Quentin Blake himself has imagined that Matilda might have at 30 years old.___________ Reunite with some of the greatest (and most ghastly) characters in history! Matilda Wormwood A remarkable child with a magical mind. Miss Honey The kindest, cleverest and most caring teacher. Mr and Mrs Wormwood Matilda''s parents - liars, swindlers and TV addicts. Miss Trunchbull Headmistress of Crunchem Hall and the world''s biggest bully. Bruce Bogtrotter Chocolate-cake-eating extraordinaire! These are just some of the unforgettable characters from this classic story by the world''s number one storyteller - now with a brand-new cover design from Quentin Blake to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the publication of Matilda. Also available: Matilda at 30: Chief Executive of the British Library Matilda at 30: World Traveller
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Penguin Classics Aspects Of The Novel by E M Forster : INR921 ISBN: 9780141441696

E.M. Forster''s Aspects of the Novel is an innovative and effusive treatise on a literary form that, at the time of publication, had only recently begun to enjoy serious academic consideration. This Penguin Classics edition is edited with an introduction by Oliver Stallybrass, and features a new preface by Frank Kermode. First given as a series of lectures at Cambridge University, Aspects of the Novel is Forster''s analysis of this great literary form. Here he rejects the ''pseudoscholarship'' of historical criticism - ''that great demon of chronology'' - that considers writers in terms of the period in which they wrote and instead asks us to imagine the great novelists working together in a single room. He discusses aspects of people, plot, fantasy and rhythm, making illuminating comparisons between novelists such as Proust and James, Dickens and Thackeray, Eliot and Dostoyevsky - the features shared by their books and the ways in which they differ. Written in a wonderfully engaging and conversational manner, this penetrating work of criticism is full of Forster''s habitual irreverence, wit and wisdom. In his new introduction, Frank Kermode discusses the ways in which Forster''s perspective as a novelist inspired his lectures. This edition also includes the original introduction by Oliver Stallybrass, a chronology, further reading and appendices. E. M. Forster (1879-1970) was a noted English author and critic and a member of the Bloomsbury group. His first novel, Where Angels Fear To Tread appeared in 1905. The Longest Journey appeared in 1907, followed by A Room With A View (1908), based partly on the material from extended holidays in Italy with his mother. Howards End (1910) was a story that centered on an English country house and dealt with the clash between two families, one interested in art and literature, the other only in business. Maurice was revised several times during his life, and finally published posthumously in 1971. If you enjoyed Aspects of the Novel, you might like Forster''s A Room with a View, also available in Penguin Classics.
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It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis : INR746 ISBN: 9780241310663

''An eerily prescient foreshadowing of current affairs'' Guardian ''Not only Lewis''s most important book but one of the most important books ever produced in the United States'' New Yorker A vain, outlandish, anti-immigrant, fearmongering demagogue runs for President of the United States - and wins. Sinclair Lewis''s chilling 1935 bestseller is the story of Buzz Windrip, ''Professional Common Man'', who promises poor, angry voters that he will make America proud and prosperous once more, but takes the country down a far darker path. As the new regime slides into authoritarianism, newspaper editor Doremus Jessup can''t believe it will last - but is he right? This cautionary tale of liberal complacency in the face of populist tyranny shows it really can happen here.
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Matilda At 30 by Roald Dahl : INR1239 ISBN: 9780241378694

___________ The original, magical story with a brand new cover from Quentin Blake! October 2018 marked 30 years since Matilda was published! This brand new jacket comes with a never-before-seen illustration of Matilda as the Chief Executive of the British Library- one of the careers that Quentin Blake himself has imagined that Matilda might have at 30 years old.___________ Reunite with some of the greatest (and most ghastly) characters in history! Matilda Wormwood A remarkable child with a magical mind. Miss Honey The kindest, cleverest and most caring teacher. Mr and Mrs Wormwood Matilda''s parents - liars, swindlers and TV addicts. Miss Trunchbull Headmistress of Crunchem Hall and the world''s biggest bully. Bruce Bogtrotter Chocolate-cake-eating extraordinaire! These are just some of the unforgettable characters from this classic story by the world''s number one storyteller - now with a brand-new cover design from Quentin Blake to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the publication of Matilda. Also available: Matilda at 30: Astrophysicist Matilda at 30: World Traveller
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Birds, Beasts And Relatives by Gerald Durrell : INR845 ISBN: 9780241981658

The follow up to My Family and Other Animals and the second book in The Corfu Trilogy, the beloved books that inspired ITV''s television series The Durrells. Just before the Second World War the Durrell family decamped to the glorious, sun-soaked island of Corfu where the youngest of the four children, ten-year-old Gerald, discovered his passion for animals: toads and tortoises, bats and butterflies, scorpions and octopuses. Through glorious silver-green olive groves and across brilliant-white beaches Gerry pursued his obsession . . . causing hilarity and mayhem in his ever-tolerant family.
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The Garden Of The Gods by Gerald Durrell : INR850 ISBN: 9780241981672

The third book in The Corfu Trilogy (after My Family and Other Animals and Birds, Beasts and Relatives), the beloved books that inspired ITV''s television series The Durrells. Just before the Second World War the Durrell family decamped to the glorious, sun-soaked island of Corfu where the youngest of the four children, ten-year-old Gerald, discovered his passion for animals: toads and tortoises, bats and butterflies, scorpions and octopuses. Through glorious silver-green olive groves and across brilliant-white beaches Gerry pursued his obsession . . . causing hilarity and mayhem in his ever-tolerant family.
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Love Me Not by M. J. Arlidge : INR824 ISBN: 9781405925655

THE SEVENTH DI HELEN GRACE THRILLER BY BESTSELLING AUTHOR M. J. ARLIDGE She Loves Me A woman''s body lies in the road. At first it looks like a tragic accident. But when Helen Grace arrives on the scene it''s clear she''s looking at a coldblooded killing. But why would anyone target a much-loved wife and mother? She Loves Me Not Across town, a shopkeeper is killed while his customers are left unharmed. But what lies behind the killer''s choices? She Loves Me Who lives? Who dies? Who''s next? The clock is ticking. She Loves Me Not If Helen can''t solve this deadly puzzle then more blood will be shed. But any mistake and it might be her own ... ** This title was originally announced as Follow My Leader ** PRAISE FOR M.J. ARLIDGE: ''Helen Grace is one of the greatest heroes to come along in years'' JEFFERY DEAVER ''The new Jo Nesbo'' JUDY FINNIGAN ''Fast paced and nailbitingly tense ... gripping'' SUN ''DI Helen Grace is a genuinely fresh heroine ... MJ Arlidge weaves together a tapestry that chills to the bone'' Daily Mail ''Chilling stuff'' Fabulist ''A chilling read'' My Weekly ''A grisly, gripping thriller'' Sunday Mirror ''Gruesomely realistic, intriguing and relentless. Arlidge''s fledgling army of fans is about to grow'' Sunday Sport ''Eeny Meeny debuts one of the best new series detectives, Helen Grace. Determined, tough and damaged, she must unravel a terrifying riddle of a killer kidnapping victims in pairs. Mesmerizing!'' Lisa Gardner ''Expertly pulled off. It has a devious premise. DI Helen Grace is fiendishly awesome. It''s scary as all hell. And it has a full cast of realistically drawn, interesting characters that make the thing read like a bullet'' Will Lavender
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Some Kind Of Wonderful by Giovanna Fletcher : INR806 ISBN: 9781405932660

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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Captive by Allan Hall : INR844 ISBN: 9780241003619

One monster. Three innocent girls. Ten years in captivity. 22 August 2002: 21-year-old Michelle Knight disappears walking home. 21 April 2003: Amanda Berry goes missing the day before her seventeenth birthday. 2 April 2004: 14-year-old Gina DeJesus fails to come home from school. For over a decade these girls remained undetected in a house just three miles from the block where they all went missing, held captive by a terrifying sexual predator. Tortured, starved and raped, kept in chains, Captive reveals the dark obsessions that drove Ariel Castro to kidnap and enslave his innocent victims. Based on exclusive interviews with witnesses, psychologists, family and police, this is an unflinching record of a truly shocking crime in a very ordinary neighbourhood. Allan Hall was a New York correspondent for ten years, first for the Sun and later for the Daily Mirror. He has spent the last decade covering German-speaking Europe for newspapers including The Times and the Mail on Sunday. He is the author of two previous books, Monster, an investigation into the life and crimes of Josef Fritzl and Girl in the Cellar: The Natascha Kampusch Story. He lives and works in Berlin.
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Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh : INR1452 ISBN: 9780241284629

A beautiful clothbound edition of Evelyn Waugh''s classic novel of duty and desire set against the backdrop of the faded glory of the English aristocracy in the run-up to the Second World War. The most nostalgic and reflective of Evelyn Waugh''s novels, Brideshead Revisited looks back to the golden age before the Second World War. It tells the story of Charles Ryder''s infatuation with the Marchmains and the rapidly disappearing world of privilege they inhabit. Enchanted first by Sebastian Flyte at Oxford, then by his doomed Catholic family, in particular his remote sister, Julia, Charles comes finally to recognise his spiritual and social distance from them. ''Lush and evocative ... Expresses at once the profundity of change and the indomitable endurance of the human spirit'' The Times
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Penguin English Library Alice's Adventures In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll : INR581 ISBN: 9780141199689

The Penguin English Library Edition of Alice''s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll ''Curiouser and curiouser! cried Alice (she was so surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English). Now I''m opening out like the largest telescope that ever was! Goodbye, feet!'' ''I had sent my heroine straight down a rabbit-hole ... without the least idea what was to happen afterwards,'' wrote Lewis Carroll, describing how Alice was conjured up one ''golden afternoon'' in 1862 to entertain his child-friend Alice Liddell. His dream worlds of nonsensical Wonderland and the back-to-front Looking Glass kingdom depict order turned upside-down: a baby turns into a pig, time is abandoned at a disorderly tea-party and a chaotic game of chess makes a seven-year-old girl a Queen. But amongst the anarchic humour and sparkling word play, puzzles and riddles, are poignant moments of nostalgia for lost childhood. 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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Modern Classics Goodbye To All That by Robert Graves : INR936 ISBN: 9780141392660

There was no patriotism in the trenches. It was too remote a sentiment, and rejected as fit only for civilians. A new arrival who talked patriotism would soon be told to cut it out. As Blighty, Great Britain was a quiet, easy place to get back to out of the present foreign misery, but as a nation it was nothing. This is the original version of Robert Graves''s intense memoir of the First World War, restoring this raw, emotionally truthful, darkly comic work to the way it was first written, by a young man still reeling from the trenches. ''We see the dark heart of the book even more clearly, and hear it beating even more loudly, in this original edition than we do in the comparatively careful and considered terms of the later one'' Andrew Motion ''One of the most candid self-portraits, warts and all, ever painted'' TLS
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Hide And Seek by M. J. Arlidge : INR798 ISBN: 9781405925624

''A great set-up, and Arlidge keeps the tension ratcheted up throughout'' Sunday Times Crime Club ''Addictive. Will have readers scrabbling at the pages as feverishly as an innocent clawing at a prison cell door'' Daily Express Detective Inspector Helen Grace has spent her whole life running. From the past. From herself. From everyone who''s ever tried to get close to her. She''s spent her whole life hiding. Behind the badge. Behind her reputation as one of the country''s best detectives. Until - framed for murder - she became one of its most high-profile prisoners. Now there is nowhere to run. Nowhere to hide. Because HMP Holloway is a place of dark days and long nights with dangers at every turn. Despised by the inmates and reviled by the guards, Helen must face her nightmare alone. And then a carefully mutilated body is found in a locked cell. Now Helen must find a ruthless serial killer. Before the killer finds her. AFTER Little Boy Blue FIND OUT WHAT AWAITS DI HELEN GRACE IN THE SIXTH THRILLER BY BESTSELLING AUTHOR M. J. ARLIDGE: Hide and Seek PRAISE FOR M.J. ARLIDGE: ''Helen Grace is one of the greatest heroes to come along in years'' Jeffery Deaver ''The new Jo Nesbo'' Judy Finnigan ''Fast paced and nailbitingly tense ... gripping'' The Sun ''DI Helen Grace is a genuinely fresh heroine ... MJ Arlidge weaves together a tapestry that chills to the bone'' The Daily Mail ''A grisly, gripping thriller'' Sunday Mirror ''An orchestration of tension that is always fluid and cinematic, Arlidge''s writing grabs the reader by the throat - as does his single-minded, unconventional heroine'' Crimetime ''MJ Arlidge''s addictive storytelling will have readers scrabbling at the pages as feverishly as an innocent clawing at a prison cell door'' Daily Express
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The Twelve Caesars by Suetonius : INR728 ISBN: 9780241261675

''Twenty-three dagger thrusts went home as he stood there. Caesar did not utter a sound...'' This vivid, racy account of the men who wielded absolute power over ancient Rome - including maniacs, tyrants, warriors, sadists and murderers - is the source for nearly everything we know about one of the most dramatic periods in history. Ten new titles in the colourful, small-format, portable new Pocket Penguins series
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Moomin And The Ice Festival by Tove Jansson : INR750 ISBN: 9780141375601

It''s winter in Moominvalley and Moomintroll and his family are getting ready for the Long Winter Sleep. But as the first flakes of snow fall, they receive an exciting invitation to the Ice Festival. Will they be brave enough to venture out now winter is here?
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Churchill by Andrew Roberts : INR2828 ISBN: 9780241205631

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER A SUNDAY TIMES, THE TIMES, ECONOMIST, DAILY TELEGRAPH, EVENING STANDARD, OBSERVER BOOK OF THE YEAR ''Undoubtedly the best single-volume life of Churchill ever written'' Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times A magnificently fresh and unexpected biography of Churchill, by one of Britain''s most acclaimed historians Winston Churchill towers over every other figure in twentieth-century British history. By the time of his death at the age of 90 in 1965, many thought him to be the greatest man in the world. There have been over a thousand previous biographies of Churchill. Andrew Roberts now draws on over forty new sources, including the private diaries of King George VI, used in no previous Churchill biography to depict him more intimately and persuasively than any of its predecessors. The book in no way conceals Churchill''s faults and it allows the reader to appreciate his virtues and character in full: his titanic capacity for work (and drink), his ability see the big picture, his willingness to take risks and insistence on being where the action was, his good humour even in the most desperate circumstances, the breadth and strength of his friendships and his extraordinary propensity to burst into tears at unexpected moments. Above all, it shows us the wellsprings of his personality - his lifelong desire to please his father (even long after his father''s death) but aristocratic disdain for the opinions of almost everyone else, his love of the British Empire, his sense of history and its connection to the present. During the Second World War, Churchill summoned a particular scientist to see him several times for technical advice. ''It was the same whenever we met'', wrote the young man, ''I had a feeling of being recharged by a source of living power.'' Harry Hopkins, President Roosevelt''s emissary, wrote ''Wherever he was, there was a battlefront.'' Field Marshal Sir Alan Brooke, Churchill''s essential partner in strategy and most severe critic in private, wrote in his diary, ''I thank God I was given such an opportunity of working alongside such a man, and of having my eyes opened to the fact that occasionally such supermen exist on this earth.''
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The Silk Merchant's Daughter by Dinah Jefferies : INR848 ISBN: 9780241248621

NOW A SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER FROM THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE TEA PLANTER''S WIFE Dinah Jefferies'' stunning new novel is a gripping, unforgettable tale of a woman torn between two worlds... 1952, French Indochina. Since her mother''s death, eighteen-year-old half-French, half-Vietnamese Nicole has been living in the shadow of her beautiful older sister, Sylvie. When Sylvie is handed control of the family silk business, Nicole is given an abandoned silk shop in the Vietnamese quarter of Hanoi. But the area is teeming with militant rebels who want to end French rule, by any means possible. For the first time, Nicole is awakened to the corruption of colonial rule - and her own family''s involvement shocks her to the core... Tran, a notorious Vietnamese insurgent, seems to offer the perfect escape from her troubles, while Mark, a charming American trader, is the man she''s always dreamed of. But who can she trust in this world where no one is what they seem? The Silk Merchant''s Daughter is a captivating tale of dark secrets, sisterly rivalry and love against the odds, enchantingly set in colonial era Vietnam.
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Oroonoko by Aphra Behn : INR243 ISBN: 9780241251621

''We are bought and sold like apes or monkeys, to be the sport of women, fools, and cowards, and the support of rogues . . .'' Spy, traveller and pioneering female writer Aphra Benn''s story of an African prince sold into slavery is considered one of the earliest English novels
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The Pursuit Of Perfection by Donal Mcanallen : INR1526 ISBN: 9781844883646

In 2001, Cormac McAnallen was voted Young Footballer of the Year. In 2003, he helped Tyrone to its first-ever All-Ireland championship win, and was named an All-Star. He was, by any measure, one of the best and most promising young footballers in Ireland. But in March 2004, Cormac McAnallen died suddenly of an undetected heart condition. He was, truly, a young star cut down just as he entered his prime. As he worked his way up through the ranks of club, school and inter-county football, Cormac almost always had his brother Dónal - just a year older - by his side. Nobody else in the world knew as well as Dónal did how badly Cormac wanted to succeed, how hard he worked, or how much thought he put into his game. In The Pursuit of Perfection, Dónal McAnallen draws upon Cormac''s diaries and frank self-assessments, and his own memories of their experiences, to create a remarkable portrait of a young sportsman''s mindset and methods. It is both one of the most remarkable GAA books ever written and - in its intimacy and depth - a book that transcends Gaelic games. ''Exceptional ... Unique and compelling, raw and moving ... Much better than any myth or legend'' Paul Rouse, Irish Examiner ''A touching, sometimes bracing biography ... It feels like a final word, the family''s last say on how he lived and how he died and how he ought to be remembered.'' Malachy Clerkin, Irish Times ''Beautifully told'' Dermot Crowe, Sunday Independent ''Stirs something deep around the concept of brotherhood'' Belfast Telegraph ''Heart-rending ... It is a painstakingly researched work - aided by the fact that both brothers kept meticulous diaries - and what''s striking about the story is the pressure that Cormac was under despite or maybe because of his success with Tyrone'' Sunday World
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Modern Classics Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man by James Joyce : INR761 ISBN: 9780141182667

Playful and experimental, James Joyce''s autobiographical A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is a vivid portrayal of emotional and intellectual development. This Penguin Modern Classics edition is edited with an introduction and notes by Seamus Deane. The portrayal of Stephen Dedalus''s Dublin childhood and youth, his quest for identity through art and his gradual emancipation from the claims of family, religion and Ireland itself, is also an oblique self-portrait of the young James Joyce and a universal testament to the artist''s ''eternal imagination''. Both an insight into Joyce''s life and childhood, and a unique work of modernist fiction, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is a novel of sexual awakening, religious rebellion and the essential search for voice and meaning that every nascent artist must face in order to fully come into themselves. James Joyce (1882-1941), the eldest of ten children, was born in Dublin, but exiled himself to Paris at twenty as a rebellion against his upbringing. He only returned to Ireland briefly from the continent but Dublin was at heart of his greatest works, Ulysses and Finnegans Wake. He lived in poverty until the last ten years of his life and was plagued by near blindness and the grief of his daughter''s mental illness. If you enjoyed A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, you might like Joyce''s Dubliners, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. ''There is nothing more vivid or beautiful in all Joyce''s writing. It has the searing clarity of truth ... but is rich with myth and symbol'' Sunday Times ''James Joyce was and remains almost unique among novelists in that he published nothing but masterpieces'' The Times Literary Supplement
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The Last Days Of Summer by Vanessa Ronan : INR1320 ISBN: 9781844883660

''Opens Vanessa Ronan''s literary career the way dynamite opens a safe ... beautiful and invigoratingly shocking'' Joseph O''Connor, Irish Times Mid-July in Texas. Cicadas shed their dry summer skins, the scent of roses hangs heavy in the still air, and a woman sits alone on her porch at dusk, watching the empty, merciless prairie, its light falling to darkness. He''s coming home. Upstairs, Lizzie knows, her daughters are safe in their beds. Joanne, still young enough to smile at strangers, one last summer of childhood left in her. Katie, already a beauty, the first flush of womanhood blooming on her skin. Both sleeping soundly. But out beyond the boundary of their land, the townspeople sleep fitfully. Too many have heard that Jasper is coming back - folk who know him of old, who remember what he did - men who will make it their business to see he doesn''t stay too long round these parts ... ''Vivid storytelling. ... makes your fingers tremble when you turn the pages. The terror and the pity of it will stay with you for a long time''Sunday Times ''A powerful, formidable debut. Vanessa Ronan is a natural storyteller and what a gripping, dark, compelling story this is'' Donal Ryan ''Written with poetry and vision. With a blistering ending that leaves you racing to its conclusion ...'' Stylist ''Shades of In Cold Blood and Truman Capote, shades of Harper Lee ... there''s constant mystery hovering over every turn of the page'' Ryan Tubridy, RTE ''Each word is weighted with dread and laden with drama ... impressive'' Sunday Independent
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Curiocity by Henry Eliot : INR3016 ISBN: 9781846148675

''The most ingenious, informative, inimitable, individual, innovative, insightful, inspiring, instructive, intelligible, intoxicating, intricate guide to the great city that I have ever seen. Bravo!'' - Philip Pullman ''An endlessly fascinating guide to London ... an eccentric lexical juggernaut ... I doubt that anything of such crazy magnitude will be attempted again in a hurry'' - Evening Standard ''The greatest book about London published in modern times ... an illuminated manuscript for the 21st century city'' - Londonist ''However well you think you know London, you will discover something new on virtually every page, and the things you know well will be seen completely differently. Highly recommended'' - The London Society Curiocity is a new A to Z exploring every aspect of life in London. Its 26 chapters weave together the city''s stories with striking reflections, practical ideas and itineraries, and contributions from London voices such as Monica Ali and Iain Sinclair. The book is illustrated by artists including Chris Riddell, Isabel Greenberg and Steven Appleby, and at the heart of each chapter is an original hand-drawn map, charting everything from the city''s international communities, underground spaces and children''s dreams, to its unrealised plans, erogenous zones and dystopian futures. Curiocity is a unique guide that will transform the way you see and experience London.
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The Ladybird Book Of The Nerd by Jason Hazeley : INR632 ISBN: 9780718188641

THE PERFECT GIFT for anyone who not only loves watching their favourite TV series over and over, but also enjoys reading online forums about their favourite TV series over and over. __________________________________ ''This is a nerd. He has a PhD and works in the biochemistry lab of a university hospital. But this is not what makes him a nerd. His catalogued and indexed collection of over 6,000 empty crisp packets does that.''__________________________________ ''These nerds have paid money to see a film they think is terrible and have seen at least thirty times before. They are having the most fun they can possibly have.''__________________________________ 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 SisterHow it Works: The Baby The Ladybird Book of the ExThe 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 A Ladybird First Grown-Up Picture Book 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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The Princess Milly's Mixed Up Magic The Fancy Dress Festival by Clemency Pearce : INR477 ISBN: 9780718196615

The second book in the series about Princess Milly and her mixed up magic! It''s fancy dress time at Rainbow Towers and Milly is making all the costumes. But - oh no - it looks like Milly''s magic is getting in a muddle again! How will she be able to sort out the costumes in time for the fancy dress festival? This is the second book in the wonderful new series about Princess Milly and her mixed up magic from the brilliant Clemency Pearce and Lauren Beard. Milly''s magic always seems to get into a muddle, but she and all the other little girls at Rainbow Towers know that friendship is a spell that always works! Clemency Pearce was born in deepest Essex in 1980 and grew up surrounded by wild animals and squabbling siblings. She studied Art and Fashion at the University of West England before returning to Essex, where she still lives with her toothless Persian cat, Lola. Lauren Beard has been working as an illustrator ever since she studied illustration at Loughborough University. She lives in Manchester with her cat, Sushi, and spends her spare time riding her bike, drawing animals and reading fairy tales. Look out for the first book in the series: Princess Milly and the Birthday Surprise!
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Enquiry by Dick Francis : INR755 ISBN: 9781405916653

Enquiry is a classic novel from Dick Francis, one of the greatest thriller writers of all time. When Kelly Hughes rides the favourite into second place, he gets penalized for his trouble. Not only has he lost the race, but also his licence, as the Jockey Club suspends him - believing he threw the race. Only he knows that the problem lay with the horse''s performance, not his own. Suspecting he was framed, Kelly sets about finding out how it was done, and then who might have done it. But the closer he gets to the perpetrators, the more danger he finds himself in. Now there''s more than his reputation and career at stake. There''s also his life . . . Packed with intrigue and hair-raising suspense, Enquiry is just one of the many blockbuster thrillers from legendary crime writer Dick Francis. Other novels include the huge bestsellers Dead Heat, Under Orders and Silks. The Dick Francis legacy continues through his son Felix Francis: Refusal is his latest novel, following Bloodline and Gamble. Praise for the Dick Francis novels: ''The narrative is brisk and gripping and the background researched with care . . . the entire story is a pleasure to relish'' Scotsman ''Dick Francis''s fiction has a secret ingredient - his inimitable knack of grabbing the reader''s attention on page one and holding it tight until the very end'' Sunday Telegraph ''Still the master'' Racing Post ''The master of suspense and intrigue'' Country Life Dick Francis was one of the most successful post-war National Hunt jockeys. The winner of over 350 races, he was champion jockey in 1953/1954 and rode for HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, most famously on Devon Loch in the 1956 Grand National. On his retirement from the saddle, he published his autobiography, The Sport of Queens, before going on to write forty-three bestselling novels, a volume of short stories (Field of 13), and the biography of Lester Piggott. Dick Francis died in February, 2010, at the age of 89, but he remains one of the greatest thriller writers of all time.
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How It Works by Jason Hazeley : INR632 ISBN: 9780718188696

THE PERFECT STOCKING FILLER for anyone that has ever had a brother, is a brother or has ever thought about murdering one. Aisling has a butterfly book. Ryan has a book about fish. Ryan has decided this is not fair for a reason that will become no clearer over the next six days of his going on and on about it. _____________ Music-making is easy when you are brothers like these Everly Brothers. Phil knows what Don is thinking. Don knows what Phil is thinking. Don is thinking, ''I hate you''. Phil is also thinking, ''I hate you''. Two brothers in perfect harmony. 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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Henry Iv (penguin Monarchs) by Catherine Nall : INR1320 ISBN: 9780241188644

Catherine Nall is Senior Lecturer in Medieval Literature at Royal Holloway, University of London, where she focuses on late medieval manuscript culture, political and chivalric literature, and the works of John Lydgate and Thomas Malory.
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The Anna Karenina Fix by Viv Groskop : INR1058 ISBN: 9780241308639

''A passionate, hilarious, joyful love letter to Russian literature'' Allison Pearson, Sunday Telegraph ''A delightful primer and companion to all the authors you are ashamed to admit you haven''t read'' The Times Viv Groskop has discovered the meaning of life in Russian literature. As she knows from personal experience, everything that has ever happened in life has already happened in these novels: from not being sure what to do with your life (Anna Karenina) to being in love with someone who doesn''t love you back enough (A Month in the Country by Turgenev) or being socially anxious about your appearance (all of Chekhov''s work). This is a literary self-help memoir, with examples from the author''s own life that reflect the lessons of literature, only in a much less poetic way than Tolstoy probably intended, and with an emphasis on being excessively paranoid about having an emerging moustache on your upper lip, just like Natasha in War and Peace. ***A SPECTATOR Book of the Year*** ***An OBSERVER Book of the Year*** ***A TIMES Book of the Year***
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About Last Night . . . by Catherine Alliott : INR1320 ISBN: 9780718183622

The funny, enthralling and heartwarming story of a woman who gets a second chance in life - but will she have the courage to take it? Molly has moved from London to rural Herefordshire chasing the Good Life. Swapping the tube for the saddle, she is living the country dream. Apart from it isn''t really her dream. It''s her husband David''s. And David is, well, rather dead now. Then a distant relative of her late husband kicks the bucket, leaving a London townhouse in her possession, and Molly dares to consider chucking it all in. Quitting the Good Life and going back to her good life. But there''s a problem. A rather tall, handsome problem. In the shape of a man already living in Molly''s new house. And when a face appears from her past, Molly is more confused than ever. Will Molly''s London dream replace her muddy reality? Do any of the men in her life really have honourable intentions? And has she said goodbye to country life too soon? ''Warm, witty and wise'' Daily Mail Praise for Catherine Alliott ''Irresistible'' Daily Mail ''Compulsively readable'' The Times ''Possibly my favourite writer'' Marian Keyes
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Put Out More Flags by Evelyn Waugh : INR632 ISBN: 9780241261699

''The hideous, then unfamiliar shriek of the air-raid sirens sang out over London.'' Upper-class rogues, bohemians, dowagers, socialites, bureaucrats and delinquent evacuees prepare for England to change forever, in this hilarious and deadly serious 1942 satire on the ''phoney war''.
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A Ladybird Book by Ladybird : INR1271 ISBN: 9780241289662

This beautiful gift book introduces young children to first numbers from 1-12, helping to teach both the shape of the numerals and the number words, while introducing the idea of counting by asking the question ''How many?''. Both adults and children alike will love the wonderfully detailed images of everyday objects, taken from iconic, vintage Ladybird artwork of the 1950s.
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A Ladybird Book by Ladybird : INR1271 ISBN: 9780241289679

This beautiful gift book introduces young children to the letters of the alphabet, helping to teach both the letter shapes and the names of an object beginning with each letter. Both adults and children alike will love the wonderfully detailed images of everyday objects, taken from iconic, vintage Ladybird artwork of the 1960s.
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Sing-along Nursery Rhymes by Ladybird : INR728 ISBN: 9780241344682

An illustrated compilation of 14 classic nursery rhymes. This chunky board book format is perfect for little ones, together with an audio CD so they can join in with every rhyme. Includes old favourites, actions rhymes, number rhymes, bedtime rhymes and many more. Track listing: Baa, Baa, Black SheepTen Green Bottles The Wheels on the BusThe Grand Old Duke of YorkMiss Polly Had a DollyRow, Row, Row Your BoatIncy Wincy SpiderThree Blind MiceHush-a-Bye, BabyFive Little DucksPeter PiperTwo Little Dicky BirdsOne, Two, Three, Four, Five Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
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When I Grow Up Doctor by Ladybird Ladybird : INR477 ISBN: 9780723294696

Ladybird''s When I Grow Up is an illustrated non-fiction series for children thinking about what they want to be when they grow up. When I Grow Up: Doctor gives all the essential facts about being a doctor. Learn about all the different types of doctors and see how they used to travel on horses instead of ambulances long ago! See how amazing doctors help us throughout our whole lives. Everything you need to know to be a doctor is right here. This beautifully illustrated book brings the doctor''s everyday job to life with fun realism. Look out for the other title in the series: When I Grow Up: Firefighter!
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The Bfg by Roald Dahl : INR707 ISBN: 9780140363678

Everybody loves the BFG. Now children can bring him to life! David Wood has created seven short plays to read and perform. With notes on simple staging, props and costumes, the plays can be produced with the minimum of experience and resources. Children will have a phizzwizardly good time - and their friends won''t believe their gogglers!
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Darling Buds Of May by H E Bates : INR755 ISBN: 9780141029672

‘Home looks nice. Allus does though, don’t it? Perfick’ And so the Larkins – Pop, Ma, Mariette, Zinnia, Petunia, Primrose, Victoria and Montgomery – return from an outing for fish and chips and ice cream one May evening. There, amid the rustic charms of home, they discover a visitor: one Cedric Charlton, Her Majesty’s inspector of taxes. Mr Charlton is visiting to find out why junk-dealer Pop hasn’t paid his tax – but nothing’s that simple at the Larkins. Mariette takes a shine to ‘Charley’ – as Pop calls him – and before long the family have introduced the uncomplaining inspector to the delights of country living: the lusty scents of wild flowers, the pleasures of a bottle of Dragon’s Blood, cold cream dribbled over a bowl of strawberries and hot, hot summer nights. In fact, soon Charley can’t see any reason to return to the office at all …
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Love From Lexie (the Lost And Found) by Cathy Cassidy : INR1320 ISBN: 9780141379685

Ever since Lexie''s mum vanished, her world hasn''t stopped spinning. A new home, a new school - even a new family but Lexie never gives up hope that her mum will come back and writes her letters every day to tell her all about her new life. There''s plenty to tell - the new group of misfits she calls friends, the talent for music she never knew she had and the gorgeous boy with blue eyes and secrets to hide. But her letters remain unanswered and she''s starting to feel more alone than ever. Lexie''s about to learn that sometimes you need to get lost in order to be found. The first in a gorgeous new series from the bestselling author of the Chocolate Box Girls and the perfect next step for fans of Jacqueline Wilson.
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Knife Edge by Malorie Blackman : INR806 ISBN: 9780141378657

''Devastatingly powerful'' Guardian No one could begin to guess at the depth of the hatred I held for Sephy Hadley. Everything began with her and my brother. And that''s how it would end. Where there has been love, now there is hate. Two families have been shattered by the divided and violent society they live in. Sephy Hadley - a Cross, supposedly powerful and privileged - has bound herself forever to her nought lover Callum McGregor''s family. But Jude McGregor blames Sephy for all the tragedies his family has suffered. And he is determined to force her to take sides, and destroy her life . . . just like she destroyed his. . . Voted as one of the UK''s best-loved books, Malorie Blackman''s Noughts & Crosses series is a seminal piece of YA fiction; a true modern classic. ''Moving and thought-provoking'' Observer
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Modern Classics Coming Up For Air by George Orwell : INR728 ISBN: 9780141185699

George Orwell''s paean to the end of an idyllic era in British history, Coming Up for Air is a poignant account of one man''s attempt to recapture childhood innocence as war looms on the horizon. George Bowling, forty-five, mortgaged, married with children, is an insurance salesman with an expanding waistline, a new set of false teeth - and a desperate desire to escape his dreary life. He fears modern times - since, in 1939, the Second World War is imminent - foreseeing food queues, soldiers, secret police and tyranny. So he decides to escape to the world of his childhood, to the village he remembers as a rural haven of peace and tranquillity. But his return journey to Lower Binfield may bring only a more complete disillusionment ... ''Very funny, as well as invigoratingly realistic ... Nineteen Eighty-Four is here in embryo. So is Animal Farm ... not many novels carry the seeds of two classics as well as being richly readable themselves''John Carey, Sunday Times
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The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield : INR707 ISBN: 9780241341643

''They could not have had a more perfect day for a garden party if they had ordered it'' A windless, warm day greets the Sheridan family on the day of their garden party. As daughter Laura takes the reins on party preparations the news of a neighbour''s demise casts a cloud over the host and threatens the entire celebration. The Penguin English Library - collectable general readers'' editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century to the end of the Second World War.
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Edward Iii (penguin Monarchs) by Jonathan Sumption : INR518 ISBN: 9780141988672

The acclaimed Penguin Monarchs series: short, fresh, expert accounts of England''s rulers - now in paperback Edward III ruled England for fifty years. He was a paragon of kingship in the eyes of his contemporaries, the perfect king in those of later generations. Venerated as the victor of Sluys and Crécy and the founder of the Order of the Garter, he was regarded with awe even by his enemies. But he lived too long, and was ultimately condemned to see thirty years of conquests reversed in less than five. In this gripping new account of Edward III''s rise and fall, Jonathan Sumption introduces us to a fêted king who ended his life a heroic failure. Jonathan Sumption is a former history fellow of Magdalen College Oxford. He is the author of Pilgrimage and The Albigensian Crusade, as well as the first four volumes in his celebrated history of the Hundred Years War, Trial by Battle, Trial by Fire, Divided Houses and Cursed Kings. He was awarded the 2009 Wolfson History Prize for Divided Houses.
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The Murders In The Rue Morgue And Other Tales by Edgar Allan Poe : INR1884 ISBN: 9780241256626

Part of a beautiful collection of hardcover classics, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith. Horror, madness, violence and the dark forces hidden in humanity abound in this collection of Poe''s brilliant tales, including - among others - the bloody, brutal and baffling murder of a mother and daughter in Paris in ''The Murders in the Rue Morgue'', the creeping insanity of ''The Tell-Tale Heart'', the Gothic nightmare of ''The Masque of the Red Death'', and the terrible doom of ''The Fall of the House of Usher''.
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Berlioz by David Cairns : INR2028 ISBN: 9780141990651

No artist''s achievement connects more directly with early experience than that of Berlioz. David Cairns draws on a wealth of family papers to recreate in authentic and intimate detail the provincial milieu of Berlioz''s boyhood, showing how the son of a village doctor was already transforming himself into the composer of the Fantastic Symphony. Berlioz''s desperate attempts to win his father''s approval for his vocation, his struggles to establish himself on the Parisian musical scene, and his passionate pursuit of love are all brought vividly to life in this first volume of David Cairn''s award-winning biography.
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Berlioz by David Cairns : INR2028 ISBN: 9780141990668

Berlioz was one of the towering figures of Romanticism: not only was he a great and revolutionary composer, but also the finest composer of his day and an outstanding critic and writer. Yet throughout his life he struggled for money and his music was persistently reviled in his native France. With exceptional insight and sympathy, David Cairns draws together the major strands of Berlioz''s life: his tempestuous marriage to the actress Harriet Smithson; the genesis of his famous works, including the Requiem, Romeo and Juliet and his crowning masterpiece The Trojans; his friendships with Mendelssohn, Liszt, Princess Wittgenstein and Wagner; and, finally, his last years haunted once again by personal tragedy. Here, as never before, is Berlioz the artist - and the man.
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The Greatest Cases Of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle : INR1884 ISBN: 9780241256657

Part of a beautiful collection of hardcover classics, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith. Sherlock Holmes, scourge of criminals everywhere, whether they be lurking in London''s foggy backstreets or plotting behind the walls of an idyllic country mansion, and his faithful colleague Dr Watson solve these breathtaking and perplexing mysteries. In The Greatest Cases of Sherlock Holmes we encounter some of his most famous and devilishly difficult problems.
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The First Day On The Somme by Martin Middlebrook : INR1084 ISBN: 9780141981604

The soldiers receive the best service a historian can provide: their story is told in their own words - Guardian ''For some reason nothing seemed to happen to us at first; we strolled along as though walking in a park. Then, suddenly, we were in the midst of a storm of machine-gun bullets and I saw men beginning to twirl round and fall in all kinds of curious ways'' On 1 July 1916, a continous line of British soldiers climbed out from the trenches of the Somme into No Man''s Land and began to walk towards dug-in German troops armed with machine-guns. By the end of the day there were more than 60,000 British casualties - a third of them fatal. Martin Middlebrook''s now-classic account of the blackest day in the history of the British army draws on official sources from the time, and on the words of hundreds of survivors: normal men, many of them volunteers, who found themselves thrown into a scene of unparalleled tragedy and horror.
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A Short History Of Drunkenness by Mark Forsyth : INR1320 ISBN: 9780241297681

By the author of the Sunday Times no. 1 bestseller The Etymologicon Almost every culture on earth has drink, and where there''s drink there''s drunkenness. But in every age and in every place drunkenness is a little bit different. It can be religious, it can be sexual, it can be the duty of kings or the relief of peasants. It can be an offering to the ancestors, or a way of marking the end of a day''s work. It can send you to sleep, or send you into battle. A Short History of Drunkenness traces humankind''s love affair with booze from our primate ancestors through to Prohibition, answering every possible question along the way: What did people drink? How much? Who did the drinking? Of the many possible reasons, why? On the way, learn about the Neolithic Shamans, who drank to communicate with the spirit world (no pun intended), marvel at how Greeks got giddy and Romans got rat-arsed, and find out how bars in the Wild West were never quite like in the movies. This is a history of the world at its inebriated best.
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The Tale Of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter : INR1000 ISBN: 9780241364635

2015 is the 80th anniversary of Penguin Books, as commemorated by this special edition of The Tale of Peter Rabbit. The specially-designed jacket features the iconic triband Penguin cover, in Peter Rabbit blue. A must for all book lovers, this special edition celebrates two of the most iconic literary greats of all time.
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The Ladybird Book Of The Big Night Out by Jason Hazeley : INR613 ISBN: 9780718188672

THE PERFECT GIFT for the party animal . . . or at the very least, for that person you know who doesn''t know when it''s time to go home. Every so often, it is nice to have a big night out. It is important to let your hair down. And for a friend to hold it out of the way later while you are sick. _____________ Mandy has been looking forward to her big night out all week. She dances and drinks and laughs and sings. She feels like herself for the first time in days. Tomorrow every single thing she remembers doing will embarrass her to the point of physical agony. Mandy hates the real Mandy. 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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Five Things They Never Told Me by Rebecca Westcott : INR613 ISBN: 9780141358642

Five Things They Never Told Me is story to be felt and not forgotten, from Rebecca Westcott, author of Dandelion Clocks and Violet Ink . . . It''s a glorious summer and Erin and Martha are both stuck at Oak Hill Home for the Elderly. Misunderstood and feeling ignored, they are equally frustrated by the situation. But as Erin learns to listen to Martha, she discovers some very important lessons about making her own voice heard.
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Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman : INR801 ISBN: 9780141378640

''Unforgettable'' Guardian ''Stop it! You''re all behaving like animals! Worse than animals - like blankers!'' Sephy is a Cross: dark-skinned and beautiful, she lives a life of privilege and power. But she''s lonely, and burns with injustice at the world she sees around her. Callum is a nought: pale-skinned and poor, he''s considered to be less than nothing - a blanker, there to serve Crosses - but he dreams of a better life. They''ve been friends since they were children, and they both know that''s as far as it can ever go. Noughts and Crosses are fated to be bitter enemies - love is out of the question. Then - in spite of a world that is fiercely against them - these star-crossed lovers choose each other. But this is love story that will lead both of them into terrible danger . . . and which will have shocking repercussions for generations to come. Voted as one of the UK''s best-loved books, Malorie Blackman''s Noughts & Crosses is a seminal piece of YA fiction; a true modern classic. ''The most original book I''ve ever read'' Benjamin Zephaniah
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Alternative Ageing by Suzi Grant : INR943 ISBN: 9780241388631

''Suzi Grant knows the secrets of youth'' - The Times Ever wanted to turn back the clock? Alternative Ageing is the natural way to feel young again. Suzi Grant is in her late sixties but you wouldn''t know it. Still living life to the full, she knows the secrets of looking and feeling fabulous for ever. A leading blogger and researcher into ageing, Suzi has created this easy Alternative Ageing action plan to give you more energy and vitality. Inside you''ll discover: - What foods to eat and avoid- How to keep your skin glowing- How to naturally boost your hormones- Easy fitness exercises- Simple stress busters- An average alternative-ageing day Follow the tips in Alternative Ageing and you''ll soon discover a new you who looks and feels great and runs rings around your children - and even grandchildren. It''s time to feel young all over again.
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Goodnight Santa by Michelle Robinson : INR533 ISBN: 9780723293644

Goodnight Santa is a fabulously festive bedtime story from Michelle Robinson and Nick East It''s Christmas Eve, and time to go to sleep. But while children all over the world snuggle up and close their eyes Santa is getting everything ready for his busiest night of the year. With a lyrical rhyme and adorable illustrations, this festive book is the perfect bedtime story. 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. Look out for the other Goodnight books: Goodnight Digger, Goodnight Tractor, Goodnight Princess, Goodnight Pirate
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Confessions Of A Working Girl by S Miss : INR755 ISBN: 9781405911627

Miss S tells her shocking true story in Confessions of a Working Girl. Miss S is smart, sassy, sexually frustrated and broke. With the rent money due, she spots an ad for a student job with a difference - in the massage parlour at the bottom of her road. Suddenly she can earn money doing something she is good at and get all the sex she needs. Offered a job on the spot by Mrs B, an ex-working girl herself, Miss S quickly gets to grips with the rest of the girls. They include: Bella the house ''Domme'', Carrie the resident shrink, Tina the house snitch, and Suzie the amateur porn star. That''s not to mention the cast of clients: Mr Suck it Bitch, Mr Gay, Mr Pacemaker, Mr Councillor and Mr Willy Whacker... Confessions of a Working Girl is the true and intimate diary of Miss S''s extraordinary first year in a brothel and reveals exactly what a Gemini half hour really involves... Miss S started working as a paid companion when she was a student, working in a brothel. Witty, intelligent and ambitious, Miss S knows how to achieve what she wants in a job that she loves... and that she''s very, very good at. She now works independently in London.
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The Princess And The Pea by Puffin Puffin : INR753 ISBN: 9780141343662

The tale of a prince, a princess, perfect politeness, pages of love and a peculiarly hard pea. This utterly original interpretation of the classic tale has dazzling illustrations from multi-talented collaborators, award-winning Lauren Child and widely acclaimed photographer Polly Borland. This beautifully presented picture book explores the tale of the down-to-earth princess through a stunning mix of artwork and photography to create a fairy tale to be treasured.This new reduced format hardback is perfect for lovers of all things miniature.
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The Roald Dahl Quiz Book by Richard Maher : INR429 ISBN: 9780141346687

Guaranteed to challenge, delight and amuse Dahl enthusiasts everywhere. Here are over 300 questions and answers based on six of Dahl''s best-loved titles: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, George''s Marvellous Medicine, Fantastic Mr Fox, Esio Trot, The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me and Matilda. With Quentin Blake''s illustrations throughout. Fascinating facts about Roald Dahl and his world.
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Max The Brave by Ed Vere : INR726 ISBN: 9780141379661

Meet Max - the mighty kitten and New York Times bestseller in this brand new board book edition. This is Max. Doesn''t Max look sweet. Max looks so sweet that sometimes people like to dress him up in ribbons. Max does not like being dressed up in ribbons. Because Max is a fearless kitten. Max is an intrepid kitten. Max is a brave kitten. Max is a Kitten who chases MICE. Max the Brave is a brilliantly witty new character from acclaimed author and illustrator, Ed Vere. Told with deadpan humour and with beautifully stylish illustrations, this is something to be enjoyed by parents and children alike.
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John (penguin Monarchs) by Nick Vincent : INR1320 ISBN: 9780141977690

King John ruled England for seventeen and a half years. For most of that time he enjoyed, if not popularity, then great wealth and power. Yet to posterity his entire reign has come to be embodied in a single image. Furious, outmanoeuvred, crippled with vice, the King sits at Runnymede sealing or more often (and anachronistically) signing Magna Carta. No matter whether we approach this event as reactionaries wishing that the King would assert himself, as conservatives delighted by the restoration of constitutional ''rights'', or as radicals longing for liberty and revolution, Runnymede changes everything in our perception of King John. Seventeen years of history are reduced to a picnic on the banks of the Thames. John is exposed as villainous and pathetic. The people triumph. Tyranny is righted. Nick Vincent''s fascinating portrayal of a complex man unpicks the character behind one of England''s most despised Kings. Was he as evil as legend suggests? Or has he been unfairly misunderstood?
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Miss Dirt The Dustman's Daughter by Allan Ahlberg : INR518 ISBN: 9780723297680

Daisy Dirt''s dad is a dustman on the dole, but her mum has remarried a Duke and is a filthy rich Duchess. Poor Daisy doesn''t know whether she''s coming or going, whether she''s rich or poor - until everything changes . . . 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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Modern Classics Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald : INR643 ISBN: 9780141182636

Now the subject of a major new film from director Baz Luhrmann (Romeo+Juliet, Moulin Rouge!), starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan, The Great Gatsby is F. Scott Fitzgerald''s brilliant fable of the hedonistic excess and tragic reality of 1920s America. This Penguin Classics edition is edited with an introduction and notes by Tony Tanner. Young, handsome and fabulously rich, Jay Gatsby is the bright star of the Jazz Age, but as writer Nick Carraway is drawn into the decadent orbit of his Long Island mansion, where the party never seems to end, he finds himself faced by the mystery of Gatsby''s origins and desires. Beneath the shimmering surface of his life, Gatsby is hiding a secret: a silent longing that can never be fulfilled. And soon, this destructive obsession will force his world to unravel.In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald brilliantly captures both the disillusionment of post-war America and the moral failure of a society obsessed with wealth and status. But he does more than render the essence of a particular time and place, for - in chronicling Gatsby''s tragic pursuit of his dream - Fitzgerald re-creates the universal conflict between illusion and reality. Like Jay Gatsby, 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 ''. ''A classic, perhaps the supreme American novel''   John Carey, Sunday Times Books of the Century
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Modern Classics At Swim Two Birds by Flann Obrien : INR824 ISBN: 9780141182681

Flann O''Brien''s innovative metafictional work, whose unruly characters strike out their own paths in life to the frustration of their author, At Swim-Two-Birds is a brilliant impressionistic jumble of ideas, mythology and nonsense published in Penguin Modern Classics. Flann O''Brien''s first novel tells the story of a young, indolent undergraduate, who lives with his curmudgeonly uncle in Dubin and spends far too much time drinking with his friends. When not drunk or in bed he likes to invent wild stories peoples with hilarious and unlikely characters - but somehow his creations won''t do what he wants them to. A dazzling work of farce, satire, folklore and absurdity that gives full rein to its author''s dancing intellect and Celtic wit, At Swim-Two-Birds is both a brilliant comic send-up of Irish literature and culture, and a portrayal of Dublin to compare with Joyce''s Ulysses. Brian Ó Nualláin, (1911-1966), better known by his pseudonym Flann O''Brien, was born in Strabane, County Tyrone, and studied at University College Dublin before joining the Irish Civil Service. Ifyou enjoyed At Swim-Two-Birds, you might like Vladimir Nabokov''s Pale Fire, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. ''This is just the book to give your sister if she''s a loud, dirty, boozy girl'' Dylan Thomas ''That''s a real writer, with the true comic spirit'' James Joyce, author of Ulysses ''A brilliant, beer-soaked miniature masterpiece'' Time
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How To Plan A Crusade by Christopher Tyerman : INR1175 ISBN: 9780241954652

''Wonderfully written and characteristically brilliant'' Peter Frankopan, author of The Silk Roads ''Elegant, readable ... an impressive synthesis ... Not many historians could have done it'' - Jonathan Sumption, Spectator ''Tyerman''s book is fascinating not just for what it has to tell us about the Crusades, but for the mirror it holds up to today''s religious extremism'' - Tom Holland, Spectator Thousands left their homelands in the Middle Ages to fight wars abroad. But how did the Crusades actually happen? From recruitment propaganda to raising money, ships to siege engines, medicine to the power of prayer, this vivid, surprising history shows holy war - and medieval society - in a new light.
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Michael O'leary by Matt Cooper : INR1037 ISBN: 9780241315637

Financial Times Business Book of the Month September 2017. Ryanair cancels over 700,000 bookings and its powerful PR juggernaut comes shuddering to a halt. For once, the airline''s aggressive and flamboyant CEO, Michael O''Leary, is contrite and apologetic. A month later Ryanair announces increased passenger traffic for October, year-on-year growth and increased profits. Its share price soars. For the moment, it appears, a fundamental shake-up of Europe''s biggest airline is off the table. But questions remain about the causes of the debacle and O''Leary''s role in it. Michael O''Leary lifts the veil on the wildly successful and wildly controversial Ryanair CEO. Based on extensive research - including with close associates of O''Leary - the book examines O''Leary''s personality, beliefs and obsessions and describes how these have moulded the business he runs. Written by a multi-award-winning journalist and broadcaster, with a thirty-year career covering business and current affairs, it is a fascinating insight into the business behind the man, and the man behind the business. ''Fascinating book ... very comprehensive'' Eamon Dunphy, The Stand ''An indispensable guide for anyone who wants to understand not just where Michael O''Leary and Ryanair are coming from, but where they are going'' Sunday Business Post ''A frequently enlightening unauthorised biography ... entertaining'' Irish Independent ''In a world of colourless corporate leaders, Ryanair''s aggressive, mouthy chief executive provides catnip for journalists. Cooper, an award-winning Irish writer and reporter, makes the most of the opportunity to dissect his colourful subject'' Book of the Month, The Financial Times
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A Friend For Christmas by Gloria Stewart : INR761 ISBN: 9780241354605

The true-story of one woman''s inspiring journey from post-war poverty, to becoming a modern-day ''Mrs Christmas'', all with a little help from her friends . . . Sheffield, Christmas, 1953. Gloria Stewart and her family were used to cold and hungry Decembers - a family of seven living in a two-bedroomed house, without central heating - but Gloria''s mother, Lil, scrimped-and-saved every winter to ensure the fire was lit, paper decorations were made, and they all had a plateful of delicious food. Lil even made sure there was enough dinner for an unexpected friend or visitor; and each year there always seemed to be someone in need. Being raised in a busy, rag-and-bone household held many hardships for Gloria; she grew up living in hand-me-down rags, with few friends to call her own. Then one day, a knock on the door brought a scruffy pup into her life - and Gloria discovered the loyal and unwavering friendship of a four-legged companion. But how could the family afford to feed another mouth when they could barely feed themselves? Over the years, Gloria''s love for her furry friends intensified, and as she grew up and had her own family, they helped her to carry on her mother''s loving legacy of making sure that those who are alone at Christmas always have a friend!
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Untitled Catherine Alliott 2019 by Catherine Alliott : INR1320 ISBN: 9780241384695

**PRE-ORDER NOW - the hilarious new romantic comedy from the Number One bestselling author of About Last Night and Wish You Were Here** Praise for Catherine Alliott: ''Irresistible'' Daily Mail ''Compulsively readable'' The Times ''Possibly my favourite writer'' Marian Keyes
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Penguin English Library Dubliners by James Joyce : INR566 ISBN: 9780141199627

The Penguin English Library Edition of Dubliners by James Joyce ''Every night as I gazed up at the window I said softly to myself the word paralysis. It had always sounded strangely in my ears ... But now it sounded to me like the name of some maleficent and sinful being. It filled me with fear, and yet I longed to be nearer to it and to look upon its deadly work'' From a child grappling with the death of a fallen priest, to a young woman''s dilemma over whether to elope to Argentina with her lover, to the dance party at which a man discovers just how little he really knows about his wife, these fifteen stories bring the gritty realism of existence in Joyce''s native Dublin to life. With Dubliners, James Joyce reinvented the art of fiction, using a scrupulous, deadpan realism to convey truths that were at once blasphemous and sacramental. 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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The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy : INR613 ISBN: 9780141377667

The Worst Witch written and illustrated by Jill Murphy is reissued with an exciting TV tie-in cover to accompany the new CBBC series in Spring 2017.The highly anticipated CBBC series stars Bella Ramsey (Game of Thrones) as Mildred, Clare Higgins (Doctor Who) as Miss Cackle and Raquel Cassidy (Downton Abbey) as Deputy Head, Miss Hardbroom. So hold on to your broomstick for magical mayhem! Mildred Hubble is a trainee at Miss Cackle''s Academy for Witches, but she''s making an awful mess of it. She keeps getting her spells wrong and crashing her broomstick. And when she turns Ethel, the teacher''s pet into her worst enemy, chaos ensues... Jill Murphy''s much-loved classic The Worst Witch is the original story of life at a magical boarding school, perfect for readers aged 5 - 9 years and now made into a brilliant new TV series with fantastic special effects! ''Millions of young readers have fallen under the spell of Jill Murphy''s Worst Witch'' - Sunday Express If you''d like to read more of Mildred''s disastrous adventures at Miss Cackle''s Academy The Worst Witch Strikes Again, A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch, The Worst Witch All at Sea, The Worst Witch Saves the Day and The Worst Witch to the Rescue are also available from Puffin and are perfect for children aged 5-9.
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The Little Black Classics Fall Of Icarus by Ovid Ovid : INR160 ISBN: 9780141398679

''Drawn on by his eagerness for the open sky, he left his guide and soared upwards...'' Ovid tells the tales of Theseus and the Minotaur, Daedalus and Icarus, the Calydonian Boar-Hunt, and many other famous myths. 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. Ovid (c.43 BCE-17 CE). Ovid''s other works available in Penguin Classics are The Erotic Poems, Fasti, Heroides and Metamorphoses.
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People At Work by Jason Hazeley : INR655 ISBN: 9780718188658

THE PERFECT GIFT for the music lover. __________________________________ ''This is the rock star. His name is Bob Dylan. Bob is rehearsing with his band. It takes a long time. First the band have to learn all of Bob''s famous songs. Then Bob has to think of worse tunes he can sing over all of them.'' __________________________________ ''Coldplay''s singer Chris Martin has spent weeks working with an important stylist. They have come up with an exciting look for the band''s new tour. ''These great clothes make me look really interesting,'' thinks Chris as he sits down at the piano to practise another slow, sad song that gets slightly louder at the end.'' __________________________________ 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 SisterHow it Works: The Baby The 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 InA Ladybird First Grown-Up Picture Book 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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The Ladybird Book Of The Ex by Jason Hazeley : INR491 ISBN: 9780718188665

The PERFECT GIFT for anyone who has ever broken up with someone or ever been broken up with, or is about to take a trip to Break-up City, population you. ''Ah well,'' thinks Martin. ''At least she left me a packet of cigarettes and a little bicycle made out of pipe cleaners.'' _____________ Rocco paid a fortune for the website getdianeback.com but it failed to get Diane back. So Rocco built a new Diane in his shed. The Diane runs on a 1kW motor, can run most Android apps, and will probably not run off with Rocco''s brother. 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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Music In The Castle Of Heaven by John Eliot Gardiner : INR2317 ISBN: 9780713996623

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 (when we can discern his personality at all) seems so ordinary, so opaque - and occasionally so intemperate? John Eliot Gardiner grew up passing one of the only two authentic portraits of Bach every morning and evening on the stairs of his parents'' house, where it hung for safety during the Second World War. He has been studying and performing Bach ever since, and is now regarded as one of the composer''s greatest living interpreters. The fruits of this lifetime''s immersion are distilled in this remarkable book, grounded in the most recent Bach scholarship but moving far beyond it, which explains in wonderful detail the ideas on which Bach drew, how he worked, how his music is constructed, how it achieves its effects - and what it can tell us about Bach the man. Gardiner''s background as a historian has encouraged him to search for ways in which scholarship and performance can cooperate and fruitfully coalesce. This has entailed piecing together the few biographical shards, scrutinising the music, and watching for those instances when Bach''s personality seems to penetrate the fabric of his notation. Gardiner''s aim is ''to give the reader a sense of inhabiting the same experiences and sensations that Bach might have had in the act of music-making. This, I try to show, can help us arrive at a more human likeness discernible in the closely related processes of composing and performing his music.'' It is very rare that such an accomplished performer of music should also be a considerable writer and thinker about it. John Eliot Gardiner 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. SIR JOHN ELIOT GARDINER is one of the world''s leading conductors, not only of Baroque music but across the whole repertoire. He founded the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra, the Orchestre de l''Opéra de Lyon, the English Baroque Soloists, and the Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique. He has conducted most of the world''s great orchestras and in many of the leading opera houses. He lives and farms in Dorset.
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Moon Tiger (re-issue) by Penelope Lively : INR896 ISBN: 9780241973684

Penelope Lively''s Booker Prize winning classic, Moon Tiger is a haunting story of loss and desire, published here as a Penguin Essential for the first time. Claudia Hampton - beautiful, famous, independent, dying. But she remains defiant to the last, telling her nurses that she will write a ''history of the world . . . and in the process, my own''. And it is her story from a childhood just after the First World War through the Second and beyond. But Claudia''s life is entwined with others and she must allow those who knew her, loved her, the chance to speak, to put across their point of view. There is Gordon, brother and adversary; Jasper, her untrustworthy lover and father of Lisa, her cool conventional daughter; and then there is Tom, her one great love, found and lost in wartime Egypt. ''Leaves its traces in the air long after you''ve put it away'' Anne Tyler ''A complex tapestry of great subtlety. Lively writes so well, savouring the words as she goes'' Daily Telegraph ''Very clever: evocative, thought-provoking and hangs on the mind long after it is finished'' Literary Review
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The Fairytale Hairdresser And The Princess And The Frog by Abie Longstaff : INR714 ISBN: 9780141386645

Kittie Lacey is the best hairdresser in all of Fairyland. . . A brave, stylish heroine for whom no tangle is too troublesome and no frizz too fearsome! ________ It''s Prince Freddie''s coronation and Kittie is styling all her fairytale friends for an animal-themed parade to celebrate! But something''s gone wrong. . . Prince Freddie is nowhere to be seen! Could his mysterious cousin be behind it? And who is this funny little frog in Kittie''s salon? Together with her new friend Princess Lily, Kittie sets out to solve the mystery and bring order back to Fairyland. Have you read any more of Kittie''s fairytale adventures? Fairytale Hairdresser and the Sugar Plum Fairy Fairytale Hairdresser and Father Christmas Fairytale Hairdresser and the Aladdin Fairytale Hairdresser and Snow White Fairytale Hairdresser and Cinderella
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Henry Vi, Part One by William Shakespeare : INR801 ISBN: 9780141396606

The first of Shakespeare''s four plays about the Wars of the Roses, dramatizing the rivalry between power-hungry noble houses, divided by grievances inherited from the past. This Penguin Shakespeare edition is edited by Norman Sanders with an introduction by Jane Kingsley-Smith. ''Send between the red rose and the whiteA thousand souls to death and deadly night'' After the death of Henry V, the French revolt and threaten to reclaim their country from English rule. Guided by his Lord Protector, the young King Henry VI journeys to Paris to reaffirm his rule over France. But while the British battle Joan of Arc abroad, discontent is also breeding at home between the two ancient Houses of York and Lancaster. 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 by Rebecca Brown discussing performance options on both stage and screen, and a commentary. Shakespeare''s first tetralogy, about the Wars of the Roses, is continued by Henry VI, Parts II and III, and Richard III, all available in Penguin Classics.
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Letters From America 1946-2004 by Alistair Cooke : INR1097 ISBN: 9780141984636

When Alistair Cooke retired in March 2004 and then died a few weeks later, he was acclaimed by many as one of the greatest broadcasters of all time. His Letters from America, which began in 1946 and continued uninterrupted every week until early 2004, kept the world in touch with what was happening in Cooke''s wry, liberal and humane style. This selection, made largely by Cooke himself and supplemented by his literary executor, gives us the very best of these legendary broadcasts. Over half have never appeared in print before. It is a remarkable portrait of a continent - and a man.
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The Hurrican Girls by Jo Wheeler : INR872 ISBN: 9780241354636

As seen on BBC and Sky News. ____________ Celebrating the lives of the magnificent women, the ATA girls, who courageously flew Spitfires, Tiger Moths, Lancaster Bombers and many other aircraft during World War Two. These extraordinary women, Mary Ellis, Jackie Moggridge and Pauline Gower are just a few of the remarkable stories inside . . . Since the invention of aeroplanes, women have taken to the skies. They have broken records, performed daredevil stunts and faced such sexism and prejudice that they were effectively barred from working as pilots. That changed in the Second World War. Led by firebrand Pauline Gower, an elite group of British women were selected as ferry pilots to fly for the Air Transport Auxiliary. They risked their lives flying munitions and equipment for the boys on the front line. Flying day and night without radio; dodging storms, barrage balloons and anti-aircraft fire; and with only a map, compass and their eyesight to guide them, they navigated the treacherous wartime skies. ____________ The Hurricane Girls is the thrilling, moving and inspirational story of the female air force who once ruled our skies.
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Great Britain's Great War by Jeremy Paxman : INR846 ISBN: 9780670919635

Jeremy Paxman''s magnificent history of the First World War tells the entire story of the war in one gripping narrative from the point of view of the British people. ''If there is one new history of the war that you might actually enjoy this is very likely it'' The Times ''Lively, surprising and memorable'' Guardian ''A procession of fascinating details'' Prospect ''Paxman writes so well and sympathetically and he chooses his detail so deftly'' The Times ''Clever, laconic and racy'' Daily Telegraph Life in Britain during the First World War was far stranger than many of us realize. In a country awash with mad rumour, frenzied patriotism and intense personal anguish, it became illegal to light a bonfire, fly a kite or buy a round of drinks. And yet the immense upheaval of the war led to many things we take for granted today: the vote, passports, vegetable allotments and British Summer Time among them. In this immensely captivating account, Jeremy Paxman tells the entire story of the war through the experience of those who lived it - nurses, soldiers, politicians, factory-workers, journalists and children - explaining why we fought it so willingly, how we endured it so long, and how it transformed us all. ''A profoundly personal and thought-provoking new analysis of the Great War'' Mail on Sunday ''One is left with a better understanding of how the Great Britain that began the war became more like ordinary Britain by its end'' Sunday Times ''A judicious mix between individual stories and the bigger picture ... engages the mind and emotions'' Daily Telegraph ''Particularly good in showing how much a modern perspective distorts our understanding'' Prospect ''Incisive, colourful. Paxman delves into every aspect of British life to capture the mood and morale of the nation'' Daily Express Jeremy Paxman is a renowned broadcaster, award-winning journalist and the bestselling author of seven works of non-fiction, including The English, The Political Animal and Empire.
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Peter Rabbit Doodle Book by Beatrix Potter : INR801 ISBN: 9780241258675

With wonderful pictures of Beatrix Potter''s best-loved creations, including Peter Rabbit, for children to finish and colour. This delightful doodle book will provide hours of fun for little artists, encouraging creativity and stirring the imagination.
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Rude by Nimko Ali : INR1177 ISBN: 9780241292624

This book is about vaginas. Fanny, cunt, flower, foo-foo, tuppence, whatever you want to call it, almost half of the world''s population has one. Was Jessica Ennis on her period they day she won Olympic Gold? What do you do when you''re living on the streets and pregnant? What does it feel like to have a poo after you''ve given birth? We all have questions, but it''s not seen as very polite to talk about our fanny; in fact it is downright rude. Rude is an important, taboo-breaking book that shares the stories of pregnancy and periods, orgasms and the menopause, from women from all walks of life. From refugee camps in Calais to Oscar-winning actresses, to Nimko''s own story of living with FGM, each woman shares their own relationship with their vagina and its impact on their life.
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Read It Yourself With Ladybird Dick Whittington (mini Hc) by Ladybird Ladybird : INR239 ISBN: 9780723280668

Dick Whittington goes to London to make his fortune, but gets a cat! What happens when Dick gives his cat to a wealthy man?Read it yourself with Ladybird is one of Ladybird''s best-selling reading series. For over thirty-five years it has helped young children who are learning to read develop and improve their reading skills.Each Read it yourself book is very carefully written to include many key, high-frequency words that are vital for learning to read, as well as a limited number of story words that are introduced and practised throughout. Simple sentences and frequently repeated words help to build the confidence of beginner readers and the four different levels of books support children all the way from very first reading practice through to independent, fluent reading.There are more than ninety titles in the Read it yourself series, ranging from classic fairy tales and traditional world stories to favourite children''s brands such as Peppa Pig, Angry Birds and Peter Rabbit. All-new, first reference titles complete the range, with information books about favourite subjects that even the most reluctant readers will enjoy.Each book has been carefully checked by educational consultants and can be read independently at home or used in a guided reading session at school. Further content includes comprehension questions or puzzles, helpful notes for parents, carers and teachers, and book band information for use in schools.Dick Whittington is a Level 4 Read it yourself book, ideal for children who are ready to read longer stories with a wider vocabulary and are keen to start reading independently.
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Keynes by Robert Skidelsky : INR930 ISBN: 9780141043609

Robert Skidelsky''s Keynes: The Return of the Master shows how the great economist''s ideas not only explain why the current financial crisis occurred - but are our best way out. ''One would expect brokers to be wrong. If, in addition to their other inside advantages, they were capable of good advice, clearly they would have retired long ago with a large fortune''   John Maynard Keynes When unbridled capitalism falters, is there an alternative? The twentieth century''s most influential economist tells us that there is. John Maynard Keynes argued that an unmanaged market system is inherently unstable because of irreduceable uncertainty; that fiscal and monetary ammunition is needed to counter economic shocks; and that governments need to maintain enough total spending power in the economy to minimize the chance of serious recessions happening. ''The great economist''s theories have never been more relevant ... and Robert Skidelsky is the guide of choice ... A must read''  Paul Krugman, Observer ''Keynes''s economic policies helped lift Britain from its 1930s slump. This accessible, timely study argues he could do the same again''   Dominic Lawson, Sunday Times ''Masterly ... conveys complex ideas with clarity and controlled anger''   Oliver Kamm, The Times ''Skidelsky knows more about Keynes than anyone alive ... he is righteous in his thunder ... provocative ... refreshing''   Dwight Gardner, The New York Times ''Thought-provoking ... the best account I have read of the development of the credit crunch''   Samuel Brittan, Financial Times Robert Skidelsky is Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at the University of Warwick. His three volume biography of the economist John Maynard Keynes (1983, 1992, 2000) received numerous prizes, including the Lionel Gelber Prize for International Relations and the Council on Foreign Relations Prize for International Relations. He is also the author of the The World After Communism (1995).
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Modern Classics Room Of Ones Own Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf : INR888 ISBN: 9780141184609

A Room of One''s Own, based on a lecture given at Girton College Cambridge, is one of the great feminist polemics, ranging in its themes from Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte to the silent fate of Shakespeare''s gifted (imaginary) sister and the effects of poverty and sexual constraint on female creativity. Three Guineas was published almost a decade later and breaks new ground in its discussion of men, militarism and women''s attitudes towards war. These two pieces reveal Virginia Woolf''s fiery spirit and sophisticated wit and confirm her status as a highly inspirational essayist.
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Great Britain's Great War by Jeremy Paxman : INR1887 ISBN: 9780670919611

Jeremy Paxman''s magnificent history of the First World War tells the entire story of the war in one gripping narrative from the point of view of the British people. NOW A MAJOR BBC TELEVISION SERIES He writes so well and sympathetically, and chooses his detail so deftly, that if there is one new history of the war that you might actually enjoy from the very large centennial selection this is very likely it The Times We may think we know about it, but what was life really like for the British people during the First World War? The well-known images - the pointing finger of Lord Kitchener; a Tommy buried in the mud of the Western Front; the memorial poppies of remembrance day - all reinforce the idea that it was a pointless waste of life. So why did the British fight it so willingly and how did the country endure it for so long? Using a wealth of first-hand source material, Jeremy Paxman brings vividly to life the day-to-day experience of the British over the entire course of the war, from politicians, newspapermen, campaigners and Generals, to Tommies, factory workers, nurses, wives and children, capturing the whole mood and morale of the nation. It reveals that life and identity in Britain were often dramatically different from our own, and show how both were utterly transformed - not always for the worst - by the enormous upheaval of the war. Rich with personalities, surprises and ironies, this lively narrative history paints a picture of courage and confusion, doubts and dilemmas, and is written with Jeremy Paxman''s characteristic flair for storytelling, wry humour and pithy observation. A fine introduction to the part Britain played in the first of the worst two wars in history. The writing is lively and the detail often surprising and memorable Guardian Jeremy Paxman is a renowned broadcaster, award-winning journalist and the bestselling author of seven works of non-fiction, including The English, The Political Animal and Empire.
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The Perfect Hamburger by Alexander Mccall Smith : INR707 ISBN: 9780141377674

THE PERFECT HAMBURGER by the bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith is a wonderfully entertaining story, ideal for young readers. Joe has just created the yummiest, juiciest, most delicious hamburger ever - and his friend Mr Borthwick wants to sell it in his hamburger shop to try and win back customers from the new fast-food place across the road. But there''s a problem - Joe has completely forgotten the recipe... A pinch of this, a touch of that and a spoonful of something else...the race is on for Joe to remember!
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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte : INR801 ISBN: 9780241321652

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë is one of the most loved English Classics of all time. Mystery, hardship - and love. Jane comes from nothing but she desires everything life can offer her. And when she finds work as a governess in a mysterious mansion, it seems she has finally met her match with the darkly fascinating Mr Rochester. But Thornfield Hall contains a shameful secret - one that could keep Jane and Rochester apart forever. Can she choose between what is right, and her one chance of happiness?
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Michael O'leary by Matt Cooper : INR1523 ISBN: 9780241315620

Financial Times Business Book of the Month September 2017. Ryanair cancels over 700,000 bookings and its powerful PR juggernaut comes shuddering to a halt. For once, the airline''s aggressive and flamboyant CEO, Michael O''Leary, is contrite and apologetic. A month later Ryanair announces increased passenger traffic for October, year-on-year growth and increased profits. Its share price soars. For the moment, it appears, a fundamental shake-up of Europe''s biggest airline is off the table. But questions remain about the causes of the debacle and O''Leary''s role in it. Michael O''Leary lifts the veil on the wildly successful and wildly controversial Ryanair CEO. Based on extensive research - including with close associates of O''Leary - the book examines O''Leary''s personality, beliefs and obsessions and describes how these have moulded the business he runs. Written by a multi-award-winning journalist and broadcaster, with a thirty-year career covering business and current affairs, it is a fascinating insight into the business behind the man, and the man behind the business. ''Fascinating book ... very comprehensive'' Eamon Dunphy, The Stand ''An indispensable guide for anyone who wants to understand not just where Michael O''Leary and Ryanair are coming from, but where they are going'' Sunday Business Post ''A frequently enlightening unauthorised biography ... entertaining'' Irish Independent ''In a world of colourless corporate leaders, Ryanair''s aggressive, mouthy chief executive provides catnip for journalists. Cooper, an award-winning Irish writer and reporter, makes the most of the opportunity to dissect his colourful subject'' Book of the Month, The Financial Times
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The Malice Of Waves by Mark Douglas-home : INR801 ISBN: 9781405923613

One of the most unique crime series ever continues with a missing persons investigation.      Cal McGill is the sea detective: an oceanographer and one-of-a-kind investigator who uses his knowledge of the waves to find where objects came from, or track where they''ve gone. For five years Priest''s Island has guarded the mystery of Max Wheeler''s disappearance. In this isolated township on the edge of the Atlantic, there are no secrets -- except what really happened to fourteen-year-old Max. Now Cal McGill has taken up the quest. A grieving father, a community riven by tragedy -- and resentful of the suspicion -- all make a powderkeg of secrets and vengeance ready to explode.
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Great Ideas Books V Cigarettes by George Orwell : INR486 ISBN: 9780141036618

Beginning with a dilemma about whether he spends more money on reading or smoking, George Orwell''s entertaining and uncompromising essays go on to explore everything from the perils of second-hand bookshops to the dubious profession of being a critic, from freedom of the press to what patriotism really means.
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Down To The Woods by M. J. Arlidge : INR712 ISBN: 9781405925693

There is a sickness in the forest. First, it was the wild horses. Now it''s innocent men and women, hunted down and murdered by a faceless figure. Lost in the darkness, they try to flee, they try to hide. In desperation, they call out for help. But there is no-one to hear their cries here...DI Helen Grace must face down a new nightmare. The arrow-ridden victims hang from the New Forest''s ancient oaks, like pieces of strange fruit. Why are helpless holidaymakers being targeted in peak camping season? And what do their murders signify? Is a psychopath stalking the forest? Is there an occult element to the killings? Could the murders even be an offering to the Forest itself? Helen must walk into the darkness to discover the truth behind her most challenging, most macabre case yet.
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Wind, Sand And Stars by Anotine De Saint-exupery : INR630 ISBN: 9780241261644

''It was a dark night, with only occasional scattered lights glittering like stars on the plain'' The aviator and author of The Little Prince describes vast, otherworldly landscapes, crash landings and magical encounters in his transcendent account of flying over the Sahara and the Andes. Ten new titles in the colourful, small-format, portable new Pocket Penguins series
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The Tale Of Peter Rabbit Activity Book - Ladybird Readers Level 1 by Ladybird : INR310 ISBN: 9780241319604

Peter Rabbit goes in the farmer''s garden for some radishes. Then, the farmer sees him! Can the farmer catch Peter? Ladybird Readers is a graded reading series of traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign or second language. Beautifully illustrated and carefully written, the series combines the best of Ladybird content with the structured language progression that will help children develop their reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking skills. The six levels of Readers and Activity Books follow the CEFR framework and include language activities that provide preparation for the Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) exams. The Tale of Peter Rabbit, a Level 1 Activity Book, is Pre-A1 in the CEFR framework and supports YLE Starters exams. The activities encourage children to practice short sentences containing a maximum of two clauses, using the present tense and some simple adjectives.
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A Ladybird Topsy And Tim First Writing Sticker Book by Ladybird Ladybird : INR382 ISBN: 9780723294627

It''s fun to learn with Topsy and Tim! Topsy and Tim: First Writing is a colourful sticker activity book with over 50 stickers to help preschool children develop and practise key early learning skills. The sticker book is packed with lots of activities to help make first writing fun and develop pencil control, from tracing over letters to completing puzzles and adding stickers to the pages. It covers the full alphabet from A-Z, including practising writing both capital and lowercase letter shapes. There is also specific guidance for left-handed children, an answers page and reward stickers to motivate your little learners. The perfect first writing book for children about to start school or at Reception.
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A Ladybird Topsy And Tim First Numbers Sticker Book by Ladybird Ladybird : INR382 ISBN: 9780723294634

It''s fun to learn with Topsy and Tim! Topsy and Tim: First Numbers is a fun and colourful activity book with over 50 stickers to help preschool children develop and practise key early learning skills. It is packed with lots of activities to make learning numbers fun and help children develop pencil control, from writing numbers and counting objects to completing puzzles and adding stickers to the pages. The sticker activity book thoroughly covers the numbers from 1-10 and gives plenty of practise in counting and learning to recognize both numerals and number words. There is also an answers page and reward stickers to motivate your little learners. The perfect first numbers and counting book for children about to start school or at Reception.
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Ladybird Classics King Arthur by Ladybird Ladybird : INR477 ISBN: 9780723295600

This Ladybird Classic is an abridged retelling of the classic tale of King Arthur. A perfect introduction to the well-loved legend, it is ideal for sharing with younger children, or for newly confident readers to tackle alone. Beautiful new illustrations and a gorgeous larger format with ribbon marker bring the magic of this classic story to a new generation of children.
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Bbc Earth by Ladybird : INR310 ISBN: 9780241319680

Lots of different animals live in the Arctic and the Antarctic. They must work hard to find food, and to look after their babies. Ladybird Readers is a graded reading series of traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign or second language. Beautifully illustrated and carefully written, the series combines the best of Ladybird content with the structured language progression that will help children develop their reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking skills. The six levels of Readers and Activity Books follow the CEFR framework and include language activities that provide preparation for the Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) exams. BBC Earth: Ice Worlds, a Level 3 Activity Book, is A1+ in the CEFR framework and supports YLE Movers exams. The activities encourage children to practice longer sentences with up to three clauses, some expression of future meaning, comparisons, contractions and relative clauses.
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Ladybird First Favourite Tales Cinderella by Ladybird Ladybird : INR382 ISBN: 9780723270669

The classic fairy tale - Cinderella - from Ladybird! A perfect introduction to the classic story Cinderella. Find out what happens when Cinderella meets a handsome prince at the ball. Part of the Ladybird First Favourite Tales series - a perfect introduction to fairy tales for preschoolers - it contains amusing pictures and lots of funny rhythm and rhyme to delight young children. Ideal for reading aloud and sharing with 2-4 year olds. Ladybird''s First Favourite Tales series is hugely popular and is a great introduction to the most important fairy tales. 2011 brought a new look and great covers to the series, but the books are still just as fun to read as ever. Make sure you look out for the other tales in the series, too! Puss in Boots; Hansel and Gretel; The Ugly Duckling; The Elves and the Shoemaker; Goldilocks and the Three Bears; The Gingerbread Man; Little Red Riding Hood; The Three Little Pigs; The Three Billy Goats Gruff; Chicken Licken; The Enormous Turnip; Jack and the Beanstalk; The Little Red Hen; Little Red Riding Hood; The Magic Porridge Pot; The Sly Fox and the Little Red Hen
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The Ladybird First Favourite Tales Ugly Duckling by Ladybird Ladybird : INR382 ISBN: 9780723270676

The classic fairy tale - The Ugly Duckling - from Ladybird! A perfect introduction to the classic story of The Ugly Duckling. Find out what happens to the Ugly Duckling. Will he ever find someone who loves him? Part of the Ladybird First Favourite Tales series - a perfect introduction to fairy tales for preschoolers - it contains amusing pictures and lots of funny rhythm and rhyme to delight young children. Ideal for reading aloud and sharing with 2-4 year olds. Ladybird''s First Favourite Tales series is hugely popular and is a great introduction to the most important fairy tales. 2011 brought a new look and great covers to the series, but the books are still just as fun to read as ever. Make sure you look out for the other tales in the series, too! Puss in Boots; Cinderella; Hansel and Gretel; The Elves and the Shoemaker; Goldilocks and the Three Bears; The Gingerbread Man; Little Red Riding Hood; The Three Little Pigs; The Three Billy Goats Gruff; Chicken Licken; The Enormous Turnip; Jack and the Beanstalk; The Little Red Hen; Little Red Riding Hood; The Magic Porridge Pot; The Sly Fox and the Little Red Hen
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Ladybird First Favourite Tales Puss In Boots by Ladybird Ladybird : INR382 ISBN: 9780723270683

The classic fairy tale - Puss in Boots - from Ladybird! A perfect introduction to the classic story Puss in Boots. Find out what happens in this tale of the poor mill owner''s son and his cat. Part of the Ladybird First Favourite Tales series - a perfect introduction to fairy tales for preschoolers - it contains amusing pictures and lots of funny rhythm and rhyme to delight young children. Ideal for reading aloud and sharing with 2-4 year olds. Ladybird''s First Favourite Tales series is hugely popular and is a great introduction to the most important fairy tales. 2011 brought a new look and great covers to the series, but the books are still just as fun to read as ever. Make sure you look out for the other tales in the series, too! Hansel and Gretel; Cinderella; The Ugly Duckling; The Elves and the Shoemaker; Goldilocks and the Three Bears; The Gingerbread Man; Little Red Riding Hood; The Three Little Pigs; The Three Billy Goats Gruff; Chicken Licken; The Enormous Turnip; Jack and the Beanstalk; The Little Red Hen; Little Red Riding Hood; The Magic Porridge Pot; The Sly Fox and the Little Red Hen
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Read It Yourself Cinderella by Ladybird Ladybird : INR334 ISBN: 9780723272670

Based on the classic fairy tale. Cinderella''s dream of going to the prince''s ball comes true when her fairy godmother appears. But she''d better be home by midnight... Read it yourself with Ladybird is one of Ladybird''s best-selling series. For over thirty-five years it has helped young children who are learning to read develop and improve their reading skills. Each Read it yourself book is very carefully written to include many key, high-frequency words that are vital for learning to read, as well as a limited number of story words that are introduced and practised throughout. Simple sentences and frequently repeated words help to build the confidence of beginner readers and the four different levels of books support children all the way from very first reading practice through to independent, fluent reading. Each book has been carefully checked by educational consultants and can be read independently at home or used in a guided reading session at school. Further content includes comprehension puzzles, helpful notes for parents, carers and teachers, and book band information for use in schools. Cinderella is a Level 1 Read it yourself title, suitable for very early readers who have had some initial reading instruction and are ready to take their first steps in reading real stories. Each story is told very simply, using a small number of frequently repeated words.
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Read It Yourself With Ladybird Dick Whittington by Ladybird Ladybird : INR382 ISBN: 9780723280651

Dick Whittington goes to London to make his fortune, but gets a cat! What happens when Dick gives his cat to a wealthy man? Read it yourself with Ladybird is one of Ladybird''s best-selling reading series. For over thirty-five years it has helped young children who are learning to read develop and improve their reading skills. Each Read it yourself book is very carefully written to include many key, high-frequency words that are vital for learning to read, as well as a limited number of story words that are introduced and practised throughout. Simple sentences and frequently repeated words help to build the confidence of beginner readers and the four different levels of books support children all the way from very first reading practice through to independent, fluent reading. There are more than ninety titles in the Read it yourself series, ranging from classic fairy tales and traditional world stories to favourite children''s brands such as Peppa Pig, Angry Birds and Peter Rabbit. All-new, first reference titles complete the range, with information books about favourite subjects that even the most reluctant readers will enjoy. Each book has been carefully checked by educational consultants and can be read independently at home or used in a guided reading session at school. Further content includes comprehension questions or puzzles, helpful notes for parents, carers and teachers, and book band information for use in schools. Dick Whittington is a Level 4 Read it yourself book, ideal for children who are ready to read longer stories with a wider vocabulary and are keen to start reading independently.
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A Ladybird Topsy And Tim First Words Sticker Book by Ladybird Ladybird : INR382 ISBN: 9780723294658

It''s fun to learn with Topsy and Tim! Topsy and Tim: First Words is a fun and colourful activity book with over 50 stickers to help preschool children develop and practise key early learning skills. It is packed with lots of activities to help make learning first words fun and encourages children to develop their dexterity by completing puzzles and adding stickers to the pages. Each page has a themed set of words to learn, from animals, body and vehicles to clothes, school and jobs. There is also an answers page and reward stickers to motivate your little learners. The perfect first words book for children about to start school or at Reception.
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Modern Classics Last Tycoon by F Scott Fitzgerald : INR896 ISBN: 9780141185637

Unfinished at the time of his death, F. Scott Fitzgerald''s The Last Tycoon is a story of doomed love set against the extravagance of America''s booming film industry. This Penguin Modern Classics edition is edited with an introduction by Edmund Wilson. The studio lot looks like ''thirty acres of fairyland'' the night that a mysterious woman stands and smiles at Monroe Stahr, the last of the great Hollywood princes. Enchanted by one another, they begin a passionate but hopeless love affair, starting with a fast-moving seduction as slick as a scene from one of Stahr''s pictures. The romance unfolds, frame by frame, watched by Cecilia, a thoroughly modern girl who has taken her lessons in sentiment and cynicism from all the movies she has seen. Her buoyant humour and satirical eye perfectly complement Fitzgerald''s panorama of Hollywood at its most lavish and bewitching. 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 The Last Tycoon, you might enjoy Fitzgerald''s The Beautiful and the Damned, also available in Penguin Classics. ''Wonderful ... a novel about Hollywood, written from the inside''Helen Dunmore, Sunday Times
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My Sister Milly by Gemma Dowler : INR1100 ISBN: 9780718184605

This is Gemma Dowler''s powerful account, as seen on The One Show and This Morning . . . ''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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Nothing But A Circus by Daniel Levin : INR1037 ISBN: 9780141984643

''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 weakness 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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The Lion And The Unicorn by George Orwell : INR754 ISBN: 9780241315682

George Orwell''s moving reflections on the English character and his passionate belief in the need for political change. The Lion and the Unicorn was written in London during the worst period of the blitz. It is vintage Orwell, a dynamic outline of his belief in socialism, patriotism and an English revolution. His fullest political statement, it has been described as ''one of the most moving and incisive portraits of the English character'' and is as relevant now as it ever has been.
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Lives Of The Artists, Lives Of The Architects by Hans Ulrich Obrist : INR1084 ISBN: 9780141976631

From world-renowned curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, Lives of the Artists, Lives of the Architects offers a unique opportunity to learn about the lives and creativity of the world''s leading artists Hans Ulrich Obrist has been conducting ongoing conversations with the world''s greatest living artists since he began in Switzerland, aged 19, with Fischli and Weiss. Here he chooses nineteen of the greatest figures and presents their conversations, offering the reader intimacy with the artists and insight into their creative processes. Inspired by the great Vasari, Lives of the Artists, Lives of the Architects explores the meaning of art and artists today, their varying approaches to creating, and a sense of how their thinking evolves over time. Including David Hockney, Gilbert and George, Gerhard Richter, Louise Bourgeois, Rem Koolhaas, and Oscar Niemeyer, this is a wonderful and unique book for those interested in modern art.
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Ireland by John Bowman : INR1037 ISBN: 9780141034676

Ireland in its own words: a dazzling compendium Over the past hundred years, Ireland has undergone profound political, social and cultural changes. But one thing that has not changed is the Irish genius for observation and storytelling, invective and self-scrutiny. Ireland: The Autobiography draws upon this genius to create a portrait of a century of Irish life through the words of the people who lived it. Broadcaster and historian John Bowman has mined archives, diaries and memoirs to create a remarkably varied and delightfully readable mosaic of voices and perspectives. Ireland: The Autobiography is a brilliantly selected, wide-ranging and engrossing take on the last century of Irish life. It gives us a portrait of Ireland unlike anything we''ve read before. ''Absorbing and illuminating ... John Bowman has selected a range of accounts of Irish life that do justice to what happened, what it felt like, and the personal and societal experiences alongside the official version.'' Diarmaid Ferriter, Irish Times ''A treasure'' Irish Examiner ''A whistle-stop tour of the seismic, seminal and explosive events which shaped the nation as we know it'' Irish Independent ''Entertaining and informative'' Sunday Business Post ''A remarkably varied and delightfully readable mosaic of voices and perspectives'' Women''s Way ''A thoughtful and eclectic collection'' Irish Mail on Sunday
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Untitled Anthony Mosawi by Anthony Mosawi : INR801 ISBN: 9781405929615

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Break In by Dick Francis : INR619 ISBN: 9781405916677

A classic mystery from Dick Francis, the champion of English storytellers. Steeplechase jockey Kit Fielding has just ridden another winner for his patron - the Princess - when his distraught twin sister Holly comes to him with terrible news. A newspaper is printing stories which will put her husband, Bobby Allardeck, and his stables out of business. Putting aside the age-old Fielding-Allardeck feud, Kit decides to try to find out who is behind these cruel stories. This, he quickly discovers, puts a lot of noses out of joint. Not one to be put off easily, he keeps digging, upsetting powerful and ruthless people who''ll do anything to protect themselves. But this is family and Kit will risk everything - including his neck - to find the truth. . . Praise for Dick Francis: ''As a jockey, Dick Francis was unbeatable when he got into his stride. The same is true of his crime writing'' Daily Mirror ''Dick Francis''s fiction has a secret ingredient - his inimitable knack of grabbing the reader''s attention on page one and holding it tight until the very end'' Sunday Telegraph ''The narrative is brisk and gripping and the background researched with care . . . the entire story is a pleasure to relish'' Scotsman ''Francis writing at his best'' Evening Standard ''A regular winner . . . as smooth, swift and lean as ever'' Sunday Express Dick Francis was one of the most successful post-war National Hunt jockeys. The winner of over 350 races, he was champion jockey in 1953/1954 and rode for HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, most famously on Devon Loch in the 1956 Grand National. On his retirement from the saddle, he published his autobiography, The Sport of Queens, before going on to write forty-three bestselling novels, a volume of short stories (Field of 13), and the biography of Lester Piggott. During his lifetime Dick Francis received many awards, amongst them the prestigious Crime Writers'' Association''s Cartier Diamond Dagger for his outstanding contribution to the genre, and three ''best novel'' Edgar Allan Poe awards from The Mystery Writers of America. In 1996 he was named by them as Grand Master for a lifetime''s achievement. In 1998 he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and was awarded a CBE in the Queen''s Birthday Honours List of 2000. Dick Francis died in February 2010, at the age of eighty-nine, but he remains one of the greatest thriller writers of all time.
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Where The Wild Cooks Go by Cerys Matthews : INR2545 ISBN: 9781846149610

BBC broadcaster and musician Cerys Matthews tours the world from her kitchen, mixing up recipes with the music, poetry and cultures that have inspired her over a lifetime of cooking and travelling A kitchen these days is a wonderful place. You can cook your way right round the world without spending a fortune and without even leaving your home. This is exactly what Cerys Matthews, food enthusiast, finds herself doing, with tried-and-tested recipes from all over the globe. Shall we go Spanish? Japanese? Scottish? Shall I cook inside? Light a fire?? Here, low-meat, vegan and vegetarian options, as well as cocktail recipes, offer up the world as your oyster. Accompanied by stories and folklore from each country, with a wonderful list of tracks to inspire while you cook and eat, this is a failsafe way to keep things interesting in the kitchen. With a recipe base and song list built over years of touring and discovering new places, Cerys has found that a simple list of ingredients and a great playlist on the go means there''s always a ticket to ride.
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Mr Archimedes Bath by Pamela Allen : INR528 ISBN: 9780140501629

When Mr Archimedes takes a bath with three of his friends, Kangaroo, Wombat and Goat, the water always overflows and makes a mess. Mr Archimedes is determined to find the culprit. Using a measure and taking turns getting out, they finally discover who it is. Early science made fascinating with the use of animal characters, comical text and colourful illustrations.
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The Ten (food) Commandments by Jay Rayner : INR622 ISBN: 9780241976692

Britain''s culinary Moses brings us the new foodie rules to live by, celebrating what and how we eat The Ten Commandments may have had a lot going for them, but they don''t offer those of us located in the 21st Century much in the way of guidance when it comes to our relationship with our food. And Lord knows we need it. Enter our new culinary Moses, the legendary restaurant critic Jay Rayner, with a new set of hand-tooled commandments for this food-obsessed age. He deals once and for all with questions like whether it is ever okay to covet thy neighbour''s oxen (it is), eating with your hands (very important indeed) and if you should cut off the fat (no). Combining reportage and anecdotes with recipes worthy of adoration, Jay Rayner brings us the new foodie rules to live by.
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A New Twelve Nights Adventure by Andrew Zurcher : INR1271 ISBN: 9780141385631

In Andrew Zurcher''s second novel we return to the world of Twelve Nights, with a brand new protagonist. When Fitz''s home is attacked, his world changes forever. Escaping with the help of his mysterious neighbour, he''s whisked away to The Syndicate - an academy of magic and malevolence. Whispers of a legendary treasure are afoot, and Fitz might just have the key to finding it - if he can work out who to trust...
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A New Twelve Nights Adventure by Andrew Zurcher : INR707 ISBN: 9780141385648

In Andrew Zurcher''s second novel we return to the world of Twelve Nights, with a brand new protagonist. When Fitz''s home is attacked, his world changes forever. Escaping with the help of his mysterious neighbour, he''s whisked away to The Syndicate - an academy of magic and malevolence. Whispers of a legendary treasure are afoot, and Fitz might just have the key to finding it - if he can work out who to trust...
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Billy Liar by Keith Waterhouse : INR1084 ISBN: 9780241973646

The classic comedy of a 50s youth trapped inside a Walter Mitty fantasy-world, published as a Penguin Essential for the first time. Keith Waterhouse''s Billy Liar was published in 1959, and captures brilliantly the claustrophobic atmosphere of a small town. It tells the story of Billy Fisher, a Yorkshire teenager unable to stop lying - especially to his three girlfriends. Trapped by his boring job and working-class parents, Billy finds that his only happiness lies in grand plans for his future and fantastical day-dreams of the fictional country Ambrosia.
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Modern Classics Officers And Gentlemen by Evelyn Waugh : INR943 ISBN: 9780141184678

Guy Crouchback is now attached to a commando unit undergoing training on the Hebridean isle of Mugg, where the whisky flows freely and HM forces have to show respect for the laird. But the comedy of Mugg is followed by the bitterness of Crete.
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A Pelican Introduction by Anthony King : INR801 ISBN: 9780141980652

The British system has been radically transformed in recent decades, far more than most of us realise. As acclaimed political scientist and bestselling author Anthony King shows, this transformation lies at the heart of British politics today. Imagining - or pretending - that the British political system and Britain''s place in the world have not greatly changed, our political leaders consistently promise more than they can perform. Political and economic power is now widely dispersed both inside and outside the UK, but Westminster politicians still talk the language of Attlee and Churchill. How exactly has the British system changed? Where does power now lie? In Who Governs Britain?, King offers the first assessment in many years of Britain''s governing arrangements as a whole, providing much needed context for the 2015 general election.
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Hideous Kinky by Esther Freud : INR896 ISBN: 9780241973660

Esther Freud''s best-known novel, which inspired the Kate Winslet film, published as Penguin Essential for the first time. Two little girls are taken by their mother to Morocco on a 1960s pilgrimage of self-discovery. For Mum it is not just an escape from the grinding conventions of English life but a quest for personal fulfilment; her children, however, seek something more solid and stable amidst the shifting desert sands. ''Just open the book and begin, and instantly you will be first of all charmed, then intrigued and finally moved by this fascinating story'' Spectator.
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Foe by J. M. Coetzee : INR896 ISBN: 9780241973691

Nobel Laureate and two-time Booker prize-winning author of Disgrace and The Life and Times of Michael K, J. M. Coetzee reimagines Daniel DeFoe''s classic novel Robinson Crusoe in Foe. Published as a Penguin Essential for the first time. In an act of breathtaking imagination, J.M Coetzee radically reinvents the story of Robinson Crusoe. In the early eighteenth century, Susan Barton finds herself adrift from a mutinous ship and cast ashore on a remote desert island. There she finds shelter with its only other inhabitants: a man named Cruso and his tongueless slave, Friday. In time, she builds a life for herself as Cruso''s companion and, eventually, his lover. At last they are rescued by a passing ship, but only she and Friday survive the journey back to London. Determined to have her story told, she pursues the eminent man of letters Daniel Foe in the hope that he will relate truthfully her memories to the world. But with Cruso dead, Friday incapable of speech and Foe himself intent on reshaping her narrative, Barton struggles to maintain her grip on the past, only to fall victim to the seduction of storytelling itself. Treacherous, elegant and unexpectedly moving, Foe remains one of the most exquisitely composed of this pre-eminent author''s works. ''A small miracle of a book. . . of marvellous intricacy and overwhelming power'' Washington Post ''A superb novel'' The New York Times
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I'm Ready For Maths Time Tables Flash Cards by Ladybird Ladybird : INR566 ISBN: 9780723295655

Take the trauma out of times tables with Ladybird''s I''m Ready for Maths flashcards! This bumper flashcard pack is part of Ladybird''s I''m Ready for Maths series and contains all the times tables from 2-12 in the order that children learn them at school. They are perfect for learning or practising tables at home.Each double-sided times table card is colour-coded, meaning it''s easy to separate and group sets of tables for use. Simply hold up a flashcard with your thumb covering the answer at the bottom, let your child answer it, then see if they were right.Also contains a helpful parent note card in the pack.
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A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett : INR990 ISBN: 9780241380666

Alone in a new country, wealthy Sara Crewe tries to make friends at boarding school and settle in. But when she learns that she''ll never see her beloved father again, her life is turned upside down. Transformed from princess to pauper, she must swap dancing lessons and luxury for drudgery and a room in the attic. Will she find that kindness and generosity are all the riches she truly needs? A Little Princess is one The Sisterhood, a collection of six unforgettable Puffin Classics, brought together for International Women''s Day in a stunning set in celebration of some of the most iconic female writers of the 19th and early 20th centuries.
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Underground Asia by Tim Harper : INR3016 ISBN: 9781846145629

The end of Europe''s empires has so often been seen as a story of high politics and warfare. In Tim Harper''s remarkable new book the narrative is very different -it shows how empires were fundamentally undermined from underneath. Using the new technology of cheap printing presses, global travel and the widespread use of French and English, young radicals from across Asia were able to communicate in ways simply not available before. These clandestine networks stretched to the heart of the imperial metropolises: to London, to Paris, but also increasingly to Moscow.They created a secret global network which was for decades engaged in bitterfighting with imperial police forces. They gathered in the great hubs of empire -Calcutta, Bombay, Singapore, Penang, Batavia, Hanoi, Shanghai and HongKong - and plotted with ceaseless ingenuity, both through persuasion and terrorism, the end of the colonial regimes. Many were caught and killed or imprisoned, but others would go on to rule their newly independent countries.Drawing on an amazing array of exotic sources, Harper''s book turns upsidedown our understanding of 20th-century empire. The reader enters an extraordinary world of stowaways, false identities, secret codes, cheap firearms, posters and conspiracies as young Asians made their own plans for their future.
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Then. Now. Always. by Isabelle Broom : INR884 ISBN: 9780718186661

''A lovely, absorbing novel, full of the beauty and mystery of Mojacar'' Kate Eberlen, author of Miss You ''Brilliant - I raced through it'' Cathy Kelly, author of Secrets of a Happy Marriage *** Hannah Hodges can''t believe her luck when she''s offered a trip to sunny Spain with her best friend and dreamy boss . . . but what''s the catch? Twenty-eight year old Hannah is ready for an adventure. She and her colleagues are in Spain for a month to film a documentary, and it''s a dream come true. Not least because Hannah will get to spend long summer days with Theo, her boss (and gorgeous crush). It couldn''t be a more perfect setting to fall in love . . . If only Tom (Hannah''s best friend and cameramen) and Claudette (the presenter) would stop getting in the way . . . Then things become even more complicated when Nancy, Hannah''s half-sister arrives. What on earth is she doing here? For just once in her life, can''t Hannah have one perfect summer, free of any drama? Calling all escapists! Prepare to be whisked away to the Spanish sun in this completely absorbing page-turner. ''Beautiful life-affirming stories that whisk you away and make you fall in love'' Miranda Dickinson, author of Searching for a Silver Lining ''So evocative you can practically smell the paella and sangria'' Closer ''Fresh, fun and full of sexual tension . . . a perfect spring read'' Heat ''Chick fic at its best!'' Take a Break ''You''ll want to book your summer hols now!'' Sun
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Modern Classics Story Of A Secret State by Jan Karski : INR763 ISBN: 9780141196671

''Insistently asks the question: What would you do? Would you fight, or acquiesce, or collaborate? ... Karski was deeply patriotic and ludicrously brave ... an astonishing testament of survival'' Ben Macintyre, author of Operation Mincemeat It is 1939. Jan Karski, a brilliant young Polish student, enjoys a life of parties and pleasure. Then war breaks out and his familiar world is destroyed. Now he must live under a new identity, in the resistance. And, in a secret mission that could change the course of the war, he must risk his own life to try and save those of millions.
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Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe : INR707 ISBN: 9780141377636

2019 celebrates the 300th anniversary of the story of Robinson Crusoe - one of the most famous adventures of all time - with a brand new introduction from expert survivalist Bear Grylls. After surviving a terrible shipwreck, Robinson Crusoe discovers he is the only human on an island far from any shipping routes or rescue. At first he is devastated, but slowly, with patience and imagination, he transforms his dismal island into a tropical paradise. For twenty-four years he lives with no human companionship - until one fateful day, when he discovers he is not alone... Lightly abridged for Puffin Classics.
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Goggle-eyes by Anne Fine : INR707 ISBN: 9780241321676

Anne Fine''s award winning story.Kitty Killin is not just a brilliant story-teller, but also the World''s Great Expert when it comes to mothers having new and unwelcome boyfriends. So it''s no surprise that she''s the one chosen to sort out classmate Helly, who''s gone into meltdown. Kitty decides to share her story about old Goggle-eyes - possibly one of the worst episodes in her life...
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Truly Frank by Frank Mcdonald : INR943 ISBN: 9780241977668

''Without doubt, it''s the memoir of the year'' Irish Independent Passionate, gossipy, opinionated and seriously entertaining, Truly Frank is an instant classic of journalistic memoir. Journalist Frank McDonald is best known as, in the words of Bob Geldof, ''a permanent thorn in the fat arse of municipal pretension''. The scourge of negligent planners, unscrupulous property developers and cynical politicians, and champion of environmental protection and sustainable development, McDonald''s work in the Irish Times has been key to grasping how Ireland actually works. McDonald''s sense of mission grew out of an endlessly enquiring mind. After a happy 1950s childhood in a conventional Catholic home he ventured forth - into Dublin''s hidden gay scene, into student politics at UCD, into the worlds of journalism, architecture and Ireland''s beau monde, into a life of travel - always in a spirit of openness and unmitigated curiosity. The rewards in friendship, knowledge and understanding have been immeasurable. Now, in Truly Frank, McDonald tells the stories behind his public and private lives - his long and fruitful career, his activism and legendary battles, his deep ties to family and friends, his four-decade partnership with his spouse Eamon Slater. ''Although, as a journalist, I have never shied away from revealing what I believe to be true, revisiting my life and times has been as challenging as it has been therapeutic and even enjoyable ...'' ''A memoir not just of a fascinating life, but of a fascinating city'' Caitríona Crowe '' It''s a wonderfully indiscreet romp through several decades of Dublin life which will have many people who were around at the time nervously scanning the index. ... Without doubt, it''s the memoir of the year'' Irish Independent ''In this witty and revealing memoir, he tells the public tale of his advocacy, including battles with politicians and property developers, and the private tale of growing up gay in Ireland when homosexuality was hidden'' Cara ''McDonald''s account of childhood on Dublin''s northside smashes forever the heart of the rowl monopoly of writers like Peter Sheridan ... There''s gossip, a delicious sense of indiscretion and an acutely observed bitchiness'' Irish Times ''Remarkably honest ... really moving'' Miriam O''Callaghan, RTÉ
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Penguin Classics Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain : INR707 ISBN: 9780141439648

Mark Twain''s witty, satirical tale of childhood rebellion against hypocritical adult authority, the Penguin Classics edition of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is edited with a critical introduction by Peter Coveney. Mark Twain''s story of a boy''s journey down the Mississippi on a raft conveyed the voice and experience of the American frontier as no other work had done before. When Huck escapes from his drunken, abusive ''Pap'' and the ''sivilizing'' Widow Douglas with runaway slave Jim, he embarks on a series of adventures that draw him to feuding families and the trickery of the unscrupulous ''Duke'' and ''Dauphin''. Beneath the exploits, however, are more serious undercurrents - of slavery, adult control and, above all, of Huck''s struggle between his instinctive goodness and the corrupt values of society which threaten his deep and enduring friendship with Jim. Based on the first edition of 1884, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn includes a chronology and list of further reading by Richard Maxwell. Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910) trained as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi river; ''Mark Twain'', a phrase used on riverboats to indicate that the water is two fathoms deep, became the pseudonym by which he was best known. After the Civil War, Twain turned to journalism, publishing his first short story in 1865. Dubbed ''the father of American literature'' by William Faulkner, Twain led a colourful life of travelling, bankruptcy and great literary success. If you enjoyed The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, you may like Mark Twain''s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, also available in Penguin Classics. ''All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn ... There has been nothing as good since'' Ernest Hemingway ''Huckleberry Finn, like other great works of imagination, can give to every reader whatever he is capable of taking from it'' T.S. Eliot
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Mr Lemoncello's Great Library Race by Chris Grabenstein : INR773 ISBN: 9780141387680

Everyone''s favourite game maker, Mr Lemoncello, is testing out his new FABULOUS FACT-FINDING FRENZY game! Kyle must compete in a great race - by bicycle, bookmobile, and even Mr. Lemoncello''s corporate banana jet! - to find fascinating facts about famous Americans. But then a few surprising ''facts'' surface about Mr Lemoncello . . . Could Kyle''s hero be a fraud? Kyle and the other kids will have to dig deep to find out the truth before it''s GAME OVER for Mr Lemoncello . . . !
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The Futurist Cookbook by Marinetti : INR862 ISBN: 9780141391649

Part manifesto, part artistic joke, Fillippo Marinetti''s Futurist Cookbook is a provocative work about art disguised as an easy-to-read cookbook. Here are recipes for ice cream on the moon; candied atmospheric electricities; nocturnal love feasts; sculpted meats. Marinetti also sets out his argument for abolishing pasta as ill-suited to modernity, and advocates a style of cuisine that will increase creativity. Although at times betraying its author''s nationalistic sympathies, The Futurist Cookbook is funny, provocative, whimsical, disdainful of sluggish traditions and delighted by the velocity and promise of modernity. Filippo Tommaso Marinetti was born in 1876 to Italian parents and grew up in Alexandria, Egypt. He studied in Paris and obtained a law degree in Italy before turning to literature. In 1909 he wrote the infamous Futurist Manifesto, which championed violence, speed and war, and proclaimed the unity of art and life. Marinetti''s life was fraught with controversy: he fought a duel with a hostile critic, was subject to an obscenity trial, and was a staunch supporter of Italian Fascism. Alongside his literary activities, he was a war correspondent during the Italo-Turkish War and served on the Eastern Front in World War II, despite being in his sixties. He died in 1944. Lesley Chamberlain is a novelist and historian of ideas. Her thirteen books include Nietzsche in Turin, The Secret Artist: A Close Reading of Sigmund Freud and The Food and Cooking of Russia. Suzanne Brill is an art historian and writer. She has translated several books for Italian art historians including Caro Pedretti''s Leonardo: Architect, which was nominated for the John Florio prize. ''A paean to sensual freedom, optimism and childlike, amoral innocence ... it has only once been answered, by Aldous Huxley''s Brave New World'' Lesley Chamberlain
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Territory Of Light by Yuko Tsushima : INR943 ISBN: 9780241312629

''Wonderfully poetic ... extraordinary freshness ... a Virginia Woolf quality'' Margaret Drabble It is Spring. A young woman, left by her husband, starts a new life in a Tokyo apartment. Territory of Light follows her over the course of a year, as she struggles to bring up her two-year-old daughter alone. Her new home is filled with light, streaming through the windows, so bright you have to squint, but she finds herself plummeting deeper into darkness; becoming unstable, untethered. As the months come and go, and the seasons turn, she must confront what she has lost and what she will become. At once tender and lacerating, luminous and unsettling, Territory of Light is a novel of abandonment, desire and transformation. It was originally published in twelve parts in the Japanese literary monthly Gunzo, between 1978 and 1979, each chapter marking the months in real time.
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Edward I (penguin Monarchs) by Andy King : INR518 ISBN: 9780141988665

The acclaimed Penguin Monarchs series: short, fresh, expert accounts of England''s rulers - now in paperback Edward I (1272-1307) is one of the most commanding of all English rulers. He fought in southwest France, in Wales, In Scotland and in northern France, he ruled with ruthlessness and confidence, undoing the chaotic failure of his father, Henry III''s reign. He reshaped England''s legal system and came close to bringing the whole island of Great Britain under his rule. He promoted the idea of himself as the new King Arthur, his Round Table still hanging in Winchester Castle to this day. His greatest monuments are the extraordinary castles - Caernarfon, Beaumaris, Harlech and Conwy - built to ensure his rule of Wales and some of the largest of all medieval buildings. Andy King''s brilliant short biography brings to life a strange, complex man whose triumphs raise all kinds of questions about the nature of kingship - how could someone who established so many key elements in England''s unique legal and parliamentary system also have been such a harsh, militarily brutal warrior?
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Mary I (penguin Monarchs) by John Edwards : INR518 ISBN: 9780141988689

The acclaimed Penguin Monarchs series: short, fresh, expert accounts of England''s rulers - now in paperback The elder daughter of Henry VIII, Mary I (1553-58) became England''s ruler on the unexpected death of her brother Edward VI. Her short reign is one of the great potential turning points in the country''s history. As a convinced Catholic and the wife of Philip II, king of Spain and the most powerful of all European monarchs, Mary could have completely changed her country''s orbit, making it a province of the Habsburg Empire and obedient again to Rome. These extraordinary possibilities are fully dramatized in John Edward''s superb short biography. The real Mary I has almost disappeared under the great mass of Protestant propaganda that buried her reputation during her younger sister, Elizabeth I''s reign. But what if she had succeeded?
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Oliver Cromwell (penguin Monarchs) by David Horspool : INR518 ISBN: 9780141988696

The acclaimed Penguin Monarchs series: short, fresh, expert accounts of England''s rulers - now in paperback Although he styled himself ''His Highness'', adopted the court ritual of his royal predecessors, and lived in the former royal palaces of Whitehall and Hampton Court, Oliver Cromwell was not a king - in spite of the best efforts of his supporters to crown him. Yet, as David Horspool shows in this illuminating new portrait of England''s Lord Protector, Cromwell, the Puritan son of Cambridgeshire gentry, wielded such influence that it would be a pretence to say that power really lay with the collective. The years of Cromwell''s rise to power, shaped by a decade-long civil war, saw a sustained attempt at the collective government of England; the first attempts at a real Union of Britain; the beginnings of empire; a radically new solution to the idea of a national religion; atrocities in Ireland; and the readmission to England of the Jews, a people officially banned for over three and a half centuries. At the end of it, Oliver Cromwell had emerged as the country''s sole ruler: to his enemies, and probably to most of his countrymen, his legacy looked as likely to last as that of the Stuart dynasty he had replaced.
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The Test by Brian O'driscoll : INR896 ISBN: 9780241962688

The bestselling autobiography of the greatest rugby player of our time: Brian O''Driscoll. Since 1999, when he made his international debut, there has been no greater player in world rugby than Brian O''Driscoll. In 2010 Rugby World magazine named him its world player of the decade - and since then the legend has only grown. Now, at the end of his amazing career - which culminated in fairy-tale fashion with Ireland''s victory in the 2014 Six Nations championship - he tells his own story. Honest, gritty and thoughtful, Brian O''Driscoll''s Autobiography is not just an essential sports book. It is an essential book about family, friends, hard work, courage and imagination. ''Honest, charming and revealing - a thoroughly good read'' Rugby World ''A thoroughly enjoyable read ... After reading The Test I warmed even more to O''Driscoll as a player and a man. He stood for a new ethos in Irish sport that refused to accept mediocrity or glorious failure'' Fergal Keane, Irish Times ''O''Driscoll''s honesty ... takes the reader to a place they simply have not been before'' Vincent Hogan, Irish Independent ''A must-read insight into the life and mind of Ireland''s greatest rugby player'' Irish Mail on Sunday ''There are fascinating insights into the lengths he was willing to go to perform at the highest level'' Sunday Business Post
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Hide And Seek by M. J. Arlidge : INR729 ISBN: 9781405925631

''A great set-up, and Arlidge keeps the tension ratcheted up throughout'' Sunday Times Crime Club ''Addictive. Will have readers scrabbling at the pages as feverishly as an innocent clawing at a prison cell door'' Daily Express Detective Inspector Helen Grace has spent her whole life running. From the past. From herself. From everyone who''s ever tried to get close to her. She''s spent her whole life hiding. Behind the badge. Behind her reputation as one of the country''s best detectives. Until - framed for murder - she became one of its most high-profile prisoners. Now there is nowhere to run. Nowhere to hide. Because HMP Holloway is a place of dark days and long nights with dangers at every turn. Despised by the inmates and reviled by the guards, Helen must face her nightmare alone. And then a carefully mutilated body is found in a locked cell. Now Helen must find a ruthless serial killer. Before the killer finds her. AFTER Little Boy Blue FIND OUT WHAT AWAITS DI HELEN GRACE IN THE SIXTH THRILLER BY BESTSELLING AUTHOR M. J. ARLIDGE: Hide and Seek PRAISE FOR M.J. ARLIDGE: ''Helen Grace is one of the greatest heroes to come along in years'' Jeffery Deaver ''The new Jo Nesbo'' Judy Finnigan ''Fast paced and nailbitingly tense ... gripping'' The Sun ''DI Helen Grace is a genuinely fresh heroine ... MJ Arlidge weaves together a tapestry that chills to the bone'' The Daily Mail ''A grisly, gripping thriller'' Sunday Mirror ''An orchestration of tension that is always fluid and cinematic, Arlidge''s writing grabs the reader by the throat - as does his single-minded, unconventional heroine'' Crimetime ''MJ Arlidge''s addictive storytelling will have readers scrabbling at the pages as feverishly as an innocent clawing at a prison cell door'' Daily Express
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Henry Iv (part Two) by William Shakespeare : INR801 ISBN: 9780141396699

Continuing the saga begun in Henry IV Part I, William Shakespeare''s history play Henry IV Part II charts the continuing evolution of Prince Hal from roguish troublemaker to noble ruler of men. This Penguin Shakespeare edition is edited by Peter Davison with an introduction by Adrian Poole. Angered by the loss of his son in battle, the Earl of Northumberland supports another rebellion against King Henry IV, bringing the country to the brink of civil war. Sick and weary, the old King sends out his forces, including the unruly Sir John Falstaff, to meet the rebels. But as the conflict grows, he must also confront a more personal problem - how to make his reprobate son Prince Hal aware of the duties he must bear, as heir to the throne. This book contains a general introduction to Shakespeare''s life and Elizabethan theatre, a separate introduction to Henry IV Part II, 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 Henry IV Part II, you might like Richard III, also available in Penguin Shakespeare. ''The finest, most representative instance of what Shakespeare can do'' Harold Bloom
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How To Read Shakespeare by Emma Smith : INR896 ISBN: 9780241361634

A genius and prophet whose timeless works encapsulate the human condition like no others. A writer who surpassed his contemporaries in vision, originality and literary mastery. Who wrote like an angel, putting it all so much better than anyone else. Is this Shakespeare? Well, sort of. But it doesn''t really tell us the whole truth. So much of what we say about Shakespeare is either not true, or just not relevant, deflecting us from investigating the challenges of his inconsistencies and flaws. This electrifying new book thrives on revealing, not resolving, the ambiguities of Shakespeare''s plays and their changing topicality. It introduces an intellectually, theatrically and ethically exciting writer who engages with intersectionality as much as with Ovid, with economics as much as poetry: who writes in strikingly modern ways about individual agency, privacy, politics, celebrity and sex. It takes us into a world of politicking and copy-catting, as we watch him emulating the blockbusters of Christopher Marlowe and Thomas Kyd, the Spielberg and Tarantino of their day; flirting with and skirting round the cut-throat issues of succession politics, religious upheaval and technological change. The Shakespeare in this book poses awkward questions rather than offering bland answers, always implicating us in working out what it might mean. This is Shakespeare. And he needs your attention.
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The Penguin Classics New Penguin Book Of English Folk Songs by Steve Roud : INR859 ISBN: 9780141194622

The definitive collection of folk music - one of the great English popular art forms One of the great English popular art forms, the folk song can be painful, satirical, erotic, dramatic, rueful or funny. This magical new collection brings together all the classic folk songs as well as many lesser-known discoveries, complete with music and annotations on their original sources and meaning. Published in cooperation with the English Folk Dance and Song Society, it is a worthy successor to Ralph Vaughan Williams and A. L. Lloyd''s original Penguin Book of English Folk Songs.
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The Worst Witch Strikes Again by Jill Murphy : INR608 ISBN: 9780141349602

The Worst Witch Strikes Again by Jill Murphy is the second book in the classic Worst Witch series starring the lovable but disaster-prone Mildred Hubble - possibly the worst witch ever to go to Miss Cackle''s Academy for Witches . . . ''I wonder,'' said Miss Cackle, ''if there is any hope for you in this Academy, Mildred.'' Summer term at Miss Cackle''s Academy for Witches has just begun and disaster-prone Mildred Hubble is in deep trouble again - all because of the new girl, Enid Nightshade, who isn''t nearly as placid as she looks . . . Jill Murphy started putting books together (literally with a stapler), when she was six. The Worst Witch was first published in 1974 and this much-loved classic has been enjoyed by readers for more than 30 years. Jill Murphy also written and illustrated several award-winning picture books for younger children. If you''d like to read more of Mildred''s disastrous adventures at Miss Cackle''s Academy The Worst Witch, A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch, The Worst Witch All at Sea, The Worst Witch Saves the Day, The Worst Witch to the Rescue and The Worst Witch and the Wishing Star are also available from Puffin and are perfect for children aged 5-9.
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The Burrow And Other Stories by Franz Kafka : INR1037 ISBN: 9780141395609

A superb new translation by Michael Hofmann of some of Kafka''s most frightening and visionary short fiction Strange beasts, night terrors, absurd bureaucrats and sinister places abound in this collection of stories by Franz Kafka. Some are less than a page long, others more substantial; all were unpublished in his lifetime. These matchless short works range from the gleeful miniature horror ''Little Fable'' to the off-kilter humour of ''Investigations of a Dog'', and from the elaborate waking nightmare of ''Building the Great Wall of China'' to the creeping unease of ''The Burrow'', where a nameless creature''s labyrinthine hiding place turns into a trap of fear and paranoia.
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The Woman Who Went To Bed For A Year by Sue Townsend : INR788 ISBN: 9780141399645

''Townsend is such a deft, stylish comedian and tragedian, and this book is funny and heartbreaking in turns'' The Pool What happens when a duvet day turns into a duvet year? Sue Townsend, the bestselling author of the Adrian Mole series, returns with The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year, a funny and touching novel about what happens when someone stops being the person everyone wants them to be. The day her twins leave home, Eva climbs into bed and stays there. For seventeen years she''s wanted to yell at the world, ''Stop! I want to get off''. Finally, this is her chance. Her husband Brian, an astronomer having an unsatisfactory affair, is upset. Who will cook his dinner? Eva, he complains, is attention seeking. But word of Eva''s defiance spreads. Legions of fans, believing she is protesting, gather in the street. While Alexander the white van man brings tea, toast and sympathy. And from this odd but comforting place Eva begins to see both herself and the world very, very differently. . . Bestselling author Sue Townsend has been Britain''s favourite comic writer for over three decades, The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year is her hilarious new novel. ''Laugh-out-loud . . . a teeming world of characters whose foibles and misunderstandings provide glorious amusement. Something deeper and darker than comedy'' Sunday Times ''She fills the pages with turmoil, anger, passion, love and big helpings of wit. It''s full of colour and glows with life'' Independent ''Hilarious and totally Townsend. There were parts where I laughed until I cried'' Daily Mail ''Touching and hilarious. Bursting with witty social commentary as well as humour'' Women''s Weekly ''A funny, poignant look at modern family life'' Daily Express
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Promise At Dawn by Romain Gary : INR1049 ISBN: 9780241347638

''You will be a great hero, a general, Gabriele d''Annunzio, Ambassador of France!'' For his whole life, Romain Gary''s fierce, eccentric motherhad only one aim: to make her son a great man. And she did. This, his thrilling, wildly romantic autobiography, is the story of his journey from poverty in Eastern Europe to the sensual world of the Côte d''Azur and on to wartime pilot, resistance hero, diplomat, filmmaker, star and one of the most famed French writers of his age.
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