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Great Britain's Great War by Jeremy Paxman : INR1179 ISBN: 9780670919628

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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Barging Round Britain: Exploring The History And Heritage Of Our Lost Waterways by John Sergeant : INR896 ISBN: 9780718180645

Barging Round Britain by David Bartley is a beautifully-illustrated guide to a unique and fascinating part of our history: the canal network. Explore the people and places that have forged this national treasure, from the birth of the Industrial Revolution to the leisure explosion on our waterways today. Fully-illustrated with maps and photographs, the book will trace canal routes across the UK, from the Georgian grandeur of Bath to the dramatic splendour of the Scottish Highlands. David Bartley''s Barging Round Britain includes a foreword and chapter introductions by the presenter of the TV series, John Sergeant.
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About Last Night . . . by Catherine Alliott : INR1193 ISBN: 9780718183615

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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Madness by Roald Dahl : INR868 ISBN: 9780718185633

From Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail, a newly collected book of his darkest stories. ''There is a pleasure sure in being mad, which none but madmen know'' Our greatest fear is of losing control - of our lives, but, most of all, of ourselves. In these ten unsettling tales of unexpected madness master storyteller Roald Dahl explores what happens when we let go our sanity. Among other stories, you''ll meet the husband with a jealous fixation on the family cat, the landlady who wants her guests to stay forever, the man whose taste for pork leads him astray and the wife with a pathological fear of being late. Dahl understood our deepest secrets, desires and fears and Madness is one of four books - the rest being Lust, Cruelty and Deception - that explore our hidden selves.
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One Day In May by Catherine Alliott : INR802 ISBN: 9780718192617

Hattie Carrington has good reason to be happy. Her antiques business is flourishing, her teenage son is settled at school and she''s enjoying a fling with a sexy, younger man. But when work takes her back to the village of Little Crandon, heartbreaking memories of her first love surface. It seems that the secret affair with married politician Dominic Forbes, which changed the course of her life, just won''t go away.So when Hattie''s bumps into Dominic''s widow and his gorgeous younger brother, Hal, her world is turned upside down. Though she''s still trying to hide from her mistakes, she knows that if she''s ever to fall in love again she needs to be honest with others, and herself.Can she admit what really happened with Dominic all those years ago? And, if so, is she ready for the consequences?
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Mammon's Kingdom: An Essay On Britain Now by David Marquand : INR943 ISBN: 9780718195625

''One of Britain''s leading political thinkers'' John Gray The follies and failures of bankers, regulators and governments have loomed large in public debate over the past five years. In this passionate and hard-hitting book, David Marquand digs deeper. At the heart of our predicament, he argues, lies a profound crisis of our moral economy, our public culture and our democracy. The empire of money has grown remorselessly for three decades, narrowing the space for a common life without which democratic institutions are empty shells. Increasingly, worth is equated with wealth and greed is thought to be good. Inequality has soared as a narrow elite of the super-rich has raced away from the rest of us. Humiliation at the bottom of the pile is matched by callous indifference at the top. The better angels of our nature survive, but they have taken a heavy hit. We are sleepwalking towards a seedy barbarism. The long struggle to master markets and curb property rights in the public interest - a struggle waged by leaders of all the main political families of our history, whether conservative, liberal and socialist or social-democratic - has gone into reverse. The language of the public interest is rarely heard; the notion that the common good should take precedence over individual appetites has virtually disappeared from political discussion. Public trust, essential for properly functioning markets as well as for democratic rule, has plummeted. The fetish of ''free choice'' has mutated into an unsought communal fate. Marquand''s message is plain: we cannot go on as we are. He sets out the framework of a new public philosophy, based on the values of stewardship, democratic dialogue, civic engagement and freedom from humiliation, to spring the trap into which we have stumbled. DAVID MARQUAND is one of the leading left of centre political philosophers in the UK. He is a former Labour Member of Parliament and Chief Advisor in the Secretariat General of the European Commission, and from 1996 to 2002 was Principal of Mansfield College, Oxford. His many books include Ramsay MacDonald, The Unprincipled Society: New Demands and Old Politics, The Progressive Dilemma: From Lloyd George to Blair, Decline of the Public: The Hollowing-out of Citizenship, Britain Since 1918: The Strange Career of British Democracy and The End of the West: The Once and Future Europe. He is a Fellow of both the British Academy and the Learned Society of Wales. In 2001 he received the Sir Isaiah Berlin Prize for a lifetime contribution to Political Studies. PRAISE FOR PREVIOUS BOOKS ''David Marquand is a unique, perhaps irreplaceable, figure in British life. He has in his time played many parts: leader writer, Labour MP, Eurocrat, Oxford don. But his starring role has been as public intellectual, a civilising rhetorician of a type more common in France or the US ... Our outstanding centre-left theorist'' Kenneth O. Morgan, Independent ''An engaging and stylish political thinker, who moves adventurously across academic frontiers and straddles the worlds of scholarship and politics'' Prospect ''An extremely pithy and witty writer'' Dominic Sandbrook, Telegraph
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Killing Me Softly by Nicci French : INR896 ISBN: 9781405920643

***Special anniversay edition, with a new introduction by Peter Robinson*** You''re in passionate love. And grave danger . . . Alice Loudon couldn''t resist abandoning her old, safe life for a wild affair. And in Adam Tallis, a rugged mountaineer with a murky past, Alice finds a man who can teach her things about herself that she never even suspected. But sexual obsession has its dark side - and so does Adam. Soon, both are threatening all that Alice has left. First her sanity. Then her life. ''The pacing is spot on, and the tension keeps creeping up and up right to the explosive end'' Peter Robinson, bestselling author of the DCI Banks Series
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Zodiac by Sam Wilson : INR646 ISBN: 9781405921640

In a society divided along Zodiac lines, status is cast at birth - and binding for life. When seemingly random murders plague the city, is it a rebellion against the system or the work of a twisted serial killer? Zodiac is an imaginative and gripping thriller from debut author Sam Wilson. Even for the most experienced detectives, every once in a while a murder can shake them to the core. Like when the Chief of Police is killed in his own home. For Detective Jerome Burton, catching the killer will change his life forever. Because this murder is only the first piece of a vast and twisted puzzle made of secrets, lies and tragedy. The signs are everywhere. But is the truth written in the stars or hiding in the shadows? Praise for Sam Wilson ''A bold storyteller with an amazing mind'' Lauren Beukes, author of The Shining Girls ''A brilliant, original and gripping thriller. I''m struggling to think of a reader who won''t love this'' Sarah Lotz, author of The Three ''Impeccable storytelling. Undoubtedly a book which works both on the level of its intriguing high concept and sheer narrative nous'' Barry Forshaw
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The Berlin-baghdad Express: The Ottoman Empire And Germany's Bid For World Power, 1898-1918 by Sean Mcmeekin : INR855 ISBN: 9780141047652

WINNER OF THE BARBARA JELAVICH BOOK PRIZE ''Sean McMeekin has written a classic of First World War history ... This superb and original book is the reality behind Greenmantle'' Norman Stone The Berlin-Baghdad Express explores one of the big, previously unresearched subjects of the First World War: the German bid for world power - and the destruction of the British Empire - through the harnessing of the Ottoman Empire. McMeekin''s book shows how incredibly high the stakes were in the Middle East - with the Germans in the tantalizing position of taking over the core of the British Empire via the extraordinary railway that would link Central Europe and the Persian Gulf. Germany sought the Ottoman Empire as an ally to create jihad against the British - whose Empire at the time was the largest Islamic power in the world. The Berlin-Baghdad Express is a fascinating account of western interference in the Middle East and its lamentable results. It explains and brings to life a massive area of fighting, which in most other accounts is restricted to the disaster at Gallipoli and the British invasions of Iraq and Palestine.
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Jolly Foul Play: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery by Robin Stevens : INR743 ISBN: 9780141369693

The fantastic new mystery from the author of Murder Most Unladylike. Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong have returned to Deepdean for a new school term, but nothing is the same. There''s a new Head Girl, Elizabeth Hurst, and a team of Prefects - and these bullying Big Girls are certainly not good eggs. Then, after the fireworks display on Bonfire Night, Elizabeth is found - murdered. Many girls at Deepdean had reason to hate Elizabeth, but who might have committed such foul play? Could the murder be linked to the secrets and scandals, scribbled on scraps of paper, that are suddenly appearing around the school? And with their own friendship falling to pieces, how will Daisy and Hazel solve this mystery? Praise for the Murder Most Unladylike series: ''Ripping good fun'' The Times ''Thrilling'' Guardian ''Top class'' Financial Times ''A delight'' Daily Mail
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Edward Iv (penguin Monarchs): The Summer King by A J Pollard : INR959 ISBN: 9780141978697

In 1461 Edward earl of March, an able, handsome, and charming eighteen-year old, usurped the English throne from his feeble Lancastrian predecessor Henry VI. Ten years on, following outbreaks of civil conflict that culminated in him losing, then regaining the crown, he had finally secured his kingdom. The years that followed witnessed a period of rule that has been described as a golden age: a time of peace and economic and industrial expansion, which saw the establishment of a style of monarchy that the Tudors would later develop. Yet, argues A. J. Pollard, Edward, who was drawn to a life of sexual and epicurean excess, was a man of limited vision, his reign remaining to the very end the narrow rule of a victorious faction in civil war. Ultimately, his failure was dynastic: barely two months after his death in April 1483, the throne was usurped by Edward''s youngest brother, Richard III.
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We Can Help! - Ladybird Readers Level 2 by Books : INR523 ISBN: 9780241283677

People like firefighters, the police, and the coast guard can help us when we have a problem, or there is a crime or an accident. Ladybird Readers is a graded reading series of traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign or second language. Beautifully illustrated and carefully written, the series combines the best of Ladybird content with the structured language progression that will help children develop their reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking skills. The five levels of Readers and Activity Books follow the CEFR framework and include language activities that provide preparation for the Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) Starters, Movers and Flyers exams. We Can Help!, a Level 2 Reader, is A1 in the CEFR framework and supports YLE Movers exams. Short sentences contain a maximum of two clauses, introducing the past tense and some simple adverbs.
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Superhero Max - Ladybird Readers Level 2 by Books : INR523 ISBN: 9780241283684

Max was superhero with magic boots. Lady Rob and Ricky Rob wanted to rob banks. Can Superhero Max stop them? Ladybird Readers is a graded reading series of traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign or second language. Beautifully illustrated and carefully written, the series combines the best of Ladybird content with the structured language progression that will help children develop their reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking skills. The five levels of Readers and Activity Books follow the CEFR framework and include language activities that provide preparation for the Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) Starters, Movers and Flyers exams. Superhero Max, a Level 2 Reader, is A1 in the CEFR framework and supports YLE Movers exams. Short sentences contain a maximum of two clauses, introducing the past tense and some simple adverbs.
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Dub Sub Confidential: A Goalkeeper's Life With - And Without - The Dubs by John Leonard : INR906 ISBN: 9780241971666

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, visceralaccount 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
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Love In A Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford : INR896 ISBN: 9780241974698

Love in a Cold Climate is the sequel to Nancy Mitford''s bestselling novel The Pursuit of Love. ''How lovely - green velvet and silver. I call that a dream, so soft and delicious, too.'' She rubbed a fold of the skirt against her cheek. ''Mine''s silver lame, it smells like a bird cage when it gets hot but I do love it. Aren''t you thankful evening skirts are long again?'' Ah, the dresses! But oh, the monotony of the Season, with its endless run of glittering balls. Even fabulously fashionable Polly Hampton - with her startling good looks and excellent social connections - is beginning to wilt under the glare. Groomed for the perfect marriage by her mother, fearsome Lady Montdore, Polly instead scandalises society by declaring her love for her uncle ''Boy'' Dougdale, the Lecherous Lecturer, and promptly eloping to France. But the consequences of this union no one could quite expect . . . Love in a Cold Climate is the wickedly funny follow-up to The Pursuit of Love. ''Entirely original, inimitable and irresistible'' Philip Hensher, Spectator
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Turner: The Extraordinary Life And Momentous Times Of J.m.w. Turner by Franny Moyle : INR2034 ISBN: 9780670922697

The extraordinary life of J. M. W Turner, one of Britain''s most admired, misunderstood and celebrated artists J. M. W. Turner is Britain''s most famous landscape painter. Yet beyond his artistic achievements, little is known of the man himself and the events of his life: the tragic committal of his mother to a lunatic asylum, the personal sacrifices he made to effect his stratospheric rise, and the bizarre double life he chose to lead in the last years of his life. A near-mythical figure in his own lifetime, Franny Moyle tells the story of the man who was considered visionary at best and ludicrous at worst. A resolute adventurer, he found new ways of revealing Britain to the British, astounding his audience with his invention and intelligence. Set against the backdrop of the finest homes in Britain, the French Revolution and the Industrial Revolution, this is an astonishing portrait of one of the most important figures in Western art and a vivid evocation of Britain and Europe in flux. Set against this spectacular and ultimately controversial career, Moyle also excavates the private Turner. Psychologically wounded as a child, by a family torn apart by death and mental illness, she suggests a man who could not embrace relationships fully until the very end of his life. Only then did he succumb to his love for the widowed Sophia Booth, concealing this all too human aspect of his life behind an assumed identity. She mines the poignancy of his final years, when, with his health ailing, Turner sought solace in a secret private life that had eluded him before and that he knew would scandalise the new generation of Victorians.
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Is It Really Too Much To Ask? Vol 5: The World According To Clarkson by Jeremy Clarkson : INR1049 ISBN: 9780718178680

Is It Really Too Much To Ask? is the fifth book in Jeremy Clarkson''s bestselling The World According to Clarkson series. Well, someone''s got to do it: in a world which simply will not see reason, Jeremy sets off on another quest to beat a path of sense through all the silliness and idiocy. And there''s no knowing what might catch Jeremy''s eye along the way. It could be: -The merits of Stonehenge as a business model -Why all meetings are a waste of time -The theft of the Queen''s cows -One Norwegian man''s unique approach to showing his gratitude -Fitting a burglar alarm to a tortoise -Or how Lou Reed was completely wrong about what makes a perfect day Pithy and provocative, this is Clarkson at his best, taking issue with whatever nonsense gets in the way of his search for all that''s worth celebrating. Why should we be forced to accept stuff that''s a bit rubbish? Shouldn''t things work? Why doesn''t someone care? I mean, is it really too much to ask? It''s a good thing we''ve still got Jeremy out there, still looking, without fear or favour, for the answers. Jeremy Clarkson becomes the hilarious voice of a nation once more in Is It Really Too Much To Ask?, Volume 5 of The World According To Clarkson, following bestselling titles The World According to Clarkson, And Another Thing, For Crying Out Loud and How Hard Can It Be? .
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Cruelty by Roald Dahl : INR876 ISBN: 9780718185657

From Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail, a newly collected book of his darkest stories. ''Cruelty has a human heart . . .'' Even when we mean to be kind we can sometimes be cruel. We each have a streak of nastiness inside us. In these ten tales of cruelty master storyteller Roald Dahl explores how and why it is we make others suffer. Among others, you''ll read the story of two young bullies and the boy they torment, the adulterous wife who uncovers her husband''s secret, the man with a painting tattooed on his back whose value he doesn''t appreciate and the butler and chef who run rings around their obnoxious employer. Dahl understood our deepest secrets, desires and fears and Cruelty is one of four books - the rest being Lust, Deception and Madness - that explore our hidden selves.
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Flying Finish by Dick Francis : INR755 ISBN: 9781405916684

Flying Finish is a classic novel from Dick Francis, one of the greatest thriller writers of all time. Amateur jockey Lord Henry Grey decides on a whim to join the bloodstock market, transporting racehorses around the world. And when he meets the glamorous Gabriella in Italy, he is sure he''s hit the good life. That is, until a horse unexpectedly dies in transit and a colleague vanishes. Then Grey discovers that both his predecessors also went missing in curious cirmcumstances - and begins to doubt the wisdom of his career change. Either he turns detective or his own disappearance could be next . . . Packed with intrigue and hair-raising suspense, Flying Finish 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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Dreamwalker by J A Oswald : INR849 ISBN: 9781405917650

Dreamwalker is the first spellbinding novel in the new epic fantasy series from J. D. Oswald - The Ballad of Sir Benfro. In a small village, miles from the great cities of the Twin Kingdoms, a young boy called Errol tries to find his way in the world. He''s an outsider - he looks different from other children and has never known his father. No one, not even himself, has any knowledge of his true lineage. Deep in the forest, Benfro, the young male dragon begins his training in the subtle arts. Like his mother, Morgwm the Green, he is destined to be a great Mage. No one could imagine that the future of all life in the Twin Kingdoms rests in the hands of these two unlikely heroes. But it is a destiny that will change the lives of boy and dragon forever ... And so begins The Ballad of Sir Benfro - the unputdownable tale of the great dragons returning to the kingdom of men. Breathtakingly compulsive and beautifully written, The Ballad of Sir Benfro is for readers hooked to the world of George R. R. Martin''s Game of Thrones and those longing for the next Tolkien film adaptation. Dreamwalker is followed by The Rose Cord and The Golden Cage. J. D. Oswald is the author of the epic fantasy series, The Ballad of Sir Benfro. Currently, Dreamwalker, The Rose Cord and The Golden Cage are all available as Penguin eBooks. He is also the author of the Detective Inspector McLean series of crime novels under the name James Oswald. In his spare time James runs a 350-acre livestock farm in North East Fife, where he raises pedigree Highland Cattle and New Zealand Romney Sheep.
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The Rose Cord by J D Oswald : INR849 ISBN: 9781405917698

There''s a new fantasy phenomenon for 2014 - The Rose Cord is the second enchanting tale in J.D. Oswald''s epic fantasy series, The Ballad of Sir Benfro. Fleeing the vengeful Inquisitor Melyn, Sir Benfro is drawn to the last resting place of a great dragon of legend, Magog, deep in the ancient forest. Through Magog''s spirit, Benfro discovers the true nature of his forebears - a history of unimaginable power and mystery over mankind. But with this knowledge comes terrible danger. Errol Ramsbottom''s dreams of becoming a great Warrior Priest have been shattered by his discovery of the dark secret of the Holy Order''s power. And yet as a chosen noviciate he is trapped, unwillingly drawn deeper into the sinister plans for war which will engulf Gwlad. With the forces of magic gathering so the destinies of Errol and Sir Benfro further entwine . . . And so continues The Ballad of Sir Benfro, in which the great dragons of old return to the kingdom of men. The Ballad of Sir Benfro is an utterly compelling and beautifully written new fantasy series from J.D. Oswald. Fans of the Inheritance Series and readers hooked to the world of George R. R. Martin''s Game of Thrones series will love the magic of the Twin Kingdoms. The Rose Cord is the second novel in the series, following Dreamwalker and preceding The Golden Cage, which are also published as Penguin eBooks. J. D. Oswald is the author of the epic fantasy series, The Ballad of Sir Benfro. Currently, Dreamwalker, The Rose Cord and The Golden Cage are all available as Penguin ebooks. He is also the author of the Detective Inspector McLean series of crime novels under the name James Oswald. In his spare time James runs a 350-acre livestock farm in North East Fife, where he raises pedigree Highland Cattle and New Zealand Romney Sheep. http://jamesoswald.co.uk
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Crap Cvs by Jenny Crompton : INR755 ISBN: 9781405918671

Application for Employment I refer to the recent death of the Technical Manager at your company and hereby apply for the replacement of the deceased manager. Each time I apply for a job, I get a reply that there is no vacancy but in this case I have caught you red-handed and you have no excuse because I even attended the funeral to be sure that he was truly dead and buried before applying. Attached to my letter is a copy of my CV and his death certificate. Crap CVs is a hilarious compilation of the worst job applications imaginable, including overly-honest cover letters, embarrassing typos, mortifying personal revelations, awkward interview questions, misplaced self-confidence, self-aggrandizing gibberish, blatant truth-twisting and, of course, outright lies.
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Doctor Who: Heroes And Monsters Collection by Bbc Children's Books : INR801 ISBN: 9781405922685

A new story collection featuring 26 adventures across time and space! The Heroes and Monsters Collection brings together our favourite short stories from the last ten years of Doctor Who. In these tales the Doctor and his companions face the Daleks, the Cybermen and many more terrifying foes. Also includes three brand-new stories for 2015, featuring the War Doctor, Clara and the Twelfth Doctor. With all the humour and thrilling action of the iconic television programme, the Heroes and Monsters Collection is a wonderful read for any Doctor Who fan.
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Oh Dear Silvia: Penguin Picks by Dawn French : INR707 ISBN: 9781405933674

Dawn French, number one bestelling author of A Tiny Bit Marvellous returns with Oh Dear Silvia. Everyone knows the real Silvia, don''t they? Silvia Shute lies in hospital in a coma. Family and friends gather at her bedside, each thinking they know the real Silvia. But do they? For Silvia hides a secret. One she can never tell. And as her visitors congregate so the truth about Silvia is slowly revealed. Again, and again and again . . . Oh Dear Silvia is the brand new novel from one of Britain''s most loved comic writers and the number one bestselling author of A Tiny Bit Marvellous. ''Hilarious. My top book . . .'' The Times ''Side-splitting, darkly humorous'' Heat ''Written with serious intent, both literary and thematically: Dawn tackles the big ones - love, death, grief, childhood, motherhood, parenthood - head on'' Guardian
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Dear Cathy... Love, Mary: The Year We Grew Up -- Tender, Funny And Revealing Letters From 1980s Ireland by Catherine Conlon : INR1320 ISBN: 9781844883684

''Poignant, funny and highly readable. Would make a wonderful present.'' Sue Leonard, Examiner ''A real snapshot in time ... a celebration of female friendship ... fantastic - such a good read'' Irish Times Women''s Podcast ''Engaging ... tender and true and spiced with wit and no little wisdom'' RTE Guide ''Heart-warming ... nostalgic ... the letters brim over with the kind of humour and honest reflection that only best friends exchange'' Irish Independent ''I highly recommend this unusual and fantastic book. It''s a great trip down memory lane.'' Librarian Lavender ''Isn''t it great, Cathy, being where we are (age-wise I mean)? I really enjoy being 18 cos you have a degree of independence and yet you can act the gom if you want cos we''re not all growed up yet.'' ''I don''t know if I agree about it being great being 18. I''m kinda apprehensive, waiting for it all to come. I think 22-23''d be better. Then you''d be sophisticated and knowledgeable ...'' It''s the era of Dynasty, Murphy''s Micro Quiz-M and MT-USA on the telly, Kajagoogoo, Culture Club and Chris de Burgh in the charts. And also a time of mass emigration and creeping social change. In 1983 in Carrick-on-Suir two 18-year-olds take tentative steps into the future: Cathy to become an au pair, Mary to study accountancy. For a year they exchange long gossipy letters. The letters are touching, funny, tender and gutsy. They show the girls'' growing pains as they make sense of their new lives, dream about finding love, and start to realise that the world is a more complex and challenging place than they had ever imagined. Most of all, Cathy and Mary''s letters are filled with the eternal optimism and sense of wonderment of youth.
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The Criminal Alphabet by Noel Smith : INR1367 ISBN: 9781846141669

''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 bestselling 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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Whistle In The Dark by Emma Healey : INR1212 ISBN: 9780241327623

Jen''s fifteen-year-old daughter goes missing for four agonizing days. When Lana is found, unharmed, in the middle of the desolate countryside, everyone thinks the worst is over. But Lana refuses to tell anyone what happened, and police draw a blank. The once-happy, loving family return to London where things start to fall apart. Lana begins acting strangely: making secretive phone calls, hiding books under her bed, sleeping with the light on.As Lana stays stubbornly silent, Jen sets out to solve the mystery behind her daughter''s disappearance herself...
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Henry Iv (part One) by William Shakespeare : INR801 ISBN: 9780141396682

A history play alternating between the high drama of court life and the earthy comedy of the Boar''s Head Tavern in Eastcheap, William Shakespeare''s Henry IV Part I is a masterful drama of a prodigal son rising to meet his destiny. This Penguin Shakespeare edition is edited by Peter Davison with an introduction by Charles Edelman. ''Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown'' Prince Hal, the son of King Henry IV, spends his time in idle pleasure with dissolute friends, among them the roguish Sir John Falstaff. But when the kingdom is threatened by the rebellious Earls of Northumberland and Worcester, and their allies, the fiery Welsh mystic Owen Glendower and the Scottish Earl of Douglas, the prince must abandon his reckless ways. Taking arms against his opposite number, the volatile young Harry ''Hotspur'' Percy, he begins a great and compelling transformation - from irresponsible reprobate to noble ruler of men. This book contains a general introduction to Shakespeare''s life and Elizabethan theatre, a separate introduction to Henry IV Part I, 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 I, you might like Henry IV Part II, also available in Penguin Shakespeare. ''The finest, most representative instance of what Shakespeare can do'' Harold Bloom
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Down To The Woods: Di Helen Grace 8 by M. J. Arlidge : INR801 ISBN: 9781405925686

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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The Horologists by Brittany Nicole Cox : INR1509 ISBN: 9781405935678

The Horologists
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Penguin Classics Shooting Party by Isabel Colegate : INR896 ISBN: 9780141188676

It is 1913 - just prior to England''s entry into World War I - and Edwardian England is about to vanish into history. A group of men and women gather at Sir Randolph Nettleby''s estate for a shooting party. Opulent, adulterous, moving assuredly through the rituals of eating and slaughter, they are a dazzlingly obtuse and brilliantly decorative finale of an era.
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Checkmate by Malorie Blackman : INR801 ISBN: 9780141378664

''Another emotional hard-hitter'' Sunday Times My name is Callie Rose. My mum is a Cross - one of the so-called ruling elite. My dad was a Nought. My dad was a murderer. My dad was a terrorist. These facts are the only things that are mine and real. So I don''t mind so much that I''m leaving it all behind. There''s nothing here worth holding onto. Sixteen years have passed since Sephy Hadley first met Callum McGregor. For Callie Rose, growing up mixed race in a world where bitter prejudice divides Noughts and Crosses has meant she''s an outsider wherever she turns. Enter Jude McGregor. Jude teaches Callie about her real family history, and the more she learns the more he persuades her where her loyalties really lie. But soon Callie is caught in a trap she can''t get out of - one which will have deadly consequences. 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. ''Dramatic, intensely moving'' Carousel
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The House At The Edge Of The World by Julia Rochester : INR896 ISBN: 9780241971697

LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN''S PRIZE FOR FICTION AND SHORTLISTED FOR THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE 2016 Part mystery, part psychological drama, Julia Rochester''s The House at the Edge of the World is a darkly comic, unorthodox and thrilling debut When I was eighteen, my father fell off a cliff. It was a stupid way to die. John Venton''s drunken fall from a Devon cliff leaves his family with an embarrassing ghost. His twin children, Morwenna and Corwin, flee in separate directions to take up their adult lives. Their mother, enraged by years of unhappy marriage, embraces merry widowhood. Only their grandfather finds solace in the crumbling family house, endlessly painting their story onto a large canvas map. His brightly coloured map, with its tiny pictures of shipwrecks, forgotten houses, saints and devils, is a work of his imagination, a collection of local myths and histo­ries. But it holds a secret. As the twins are drawn grudgingly back to the house, they discover that their father''s absence is part of the map''s mysterious pull. The House at the Edge of the World is the compellingly told story of how family and home can be both a source of comfort and a wholly destructive force. Cutting to the undignified half-truths every family conceals, it asks the questions we all must confront: who are we responsible for and, ultimately, who do we belong to? ''Wonderfully crisp and funny, and so full of vivid, surprising images that the reader almost doesn''t notice the moment that deep secrets begin to be revealed. I enjoyed this book so much'' Emma Healey, bestselling author of Elizabeth is Missing
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My Family And Other Animals by Gerald Durrell : INR1509 ISBN: 9780241976654

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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Henry Viii by William Shakespeare : INR801 ISBN: 9780141396620

William Shakespeare''s Henry VIII is a compelling history play, recreating a crucial moment in the Tudor dynasty, and the events that marked the beginning of the English Reformation. This Penguin Shakespeare edition is edited by A.R. Humphreys, with an introduction by C.M.S. Alexander. ''O, how wretched Is that poor man that hangs on princes'' favours!'' Conspiracies and intrigue are rife in the court of Henry VIII as the Duke of Buckingham is executed for treason, having been tricked by his enemy Cardinal Wolsey. And when the King falls in love with Anne Boleyn and decides to divorce his wife, Katherine of Aragon, he causes an irrevocable rift with the Catholic Church. After the King''s secret marriage to Anne, courtiers fall in and out of favour and deaths abound, with far-reaching consequences. This book contains a general introduction to Shakespeare''s life and Elizabethan theatre, a separate introduction to Henry VIII, a chronology, suggestions for further reading, an essay discussing performance options on both stage and screen, and a commentary. If you enjoyed Henry VIII, you might like Richard II, also available in Penguin Shakespeare. ''If we wish to know the force of human genius we should read Shakespeare'' William Hazlitt
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Echo Come Home by Megan Rix : INR613 ISBN: 9780141357669

''I wish I had a dog . . . It could be a big dog or a little one. It could be any colour or breed. Just most of all I''d like a hearing dog.'' Eleven-year-old Jake is dreading his new school. No one understands how hard it is for him to make friends. But then Jake meets Echo. Echo is a stray puppy, training to be a hearing dog. With Echo by his side, Jake''s confidence grows. But then something terrible happens and Jake and Echo are separated. Determined to find his way back to Jake, Echo sets out on the difficult journey home. With a long road ahead and danger all around, have Jake and Echo lost each other forever??
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Richard Iii by William Shakespeare : INR801 ISBN: 9780141396651

A history play whose villainous usurper is one of William Shakespeare''s most memorably cunning and sinister characters, Richard III is edited by E.A.J. Honigmann with an introduction by Michael Taylor in Penguin Shakespeare. ''Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this sun of York'' Richard of York, the bitter, deformed brother of King Edward IV, is secretly plotting to seize the throne of England. Charming and duplicitous, powerfully eloquent and viciously cruel, he is prepared to go to any lengths to achieve his goal. In his skilful manipulation of events and people - coercing the king into eliminating the Duke of Clarence, next in line to the throne; imprisoning the King''s sons, princes Edward and Richard, in the Tower of London; and purging court of any who might oppose his rule - Richard is a chilling incarnation of the lure of evil and the temptation of power. This book contains a general introduction to Shakespeare''s life and Elizabethan theatre, a separate introduction to Richard III, a chronology, suggestions for further reading, an essay discussing performance options on both stage and screen, and a commentary. Richard III is the concluding drama in Shakespeare''s cycle of plays about the Wars of the Roses, following Henry VI, Parts I, II and III. ''Exciting, funny, sexy and violent'' Sir Ian McKellen
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The Whirlpool by George Gissing : INR1037 ISBN: 9780141395647

''Marriage rarely means happiness, either for man or woman; if it be not too grievous to be borne, one must thank the fates and take courage''. The greatest of English realist novelists, famous for New Grub Street, George Gissing creates in The Whirlpool an astonish picture of characters caught in the vortex of London, struggling to understand how they can make sense of their lives in a society of remorseless faithlessness and social snobbery. A whole era is magnificently brought to life in all its glamour and squalor - and at the book''s heart lies one of the most remarkable figures in English literature: Alma Rolfe, torn between an idyll of rural domesticity and her career in London as a musician.
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Accession by Livi Michael : INR896 ISBN: 9780241977637

''She is the best of the modern chroniclers of these mediaeval wars . . . beautifully written, politically astute and full of insight into the moments when great history meets fragile human hearts.'' The Times Margaret Beaufort and Margaret of Anjou - two women who have fought to the bitter end to see their sons take the English throne. But with her son Edward killed in battle, and imprisoned herself, what next for Margaret of Anjou? And will Margaret Beaufort live to see Richard III deposed, and her son Henry Tudor finally ascend the throne? In this powerful and dramatic conclusion to Livi Michael''s Wars of the Roses trilogy, the stakes are higher than ever, the sides are ever-changing, and all will be decided at the Battle of Bosworth . . .
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Farm Chase: A Lift-the-flap Book by Rod Campbell : INR613 ISBN: 9780141369631

Visiting the farm is a favourite activity for many toddlers. This charming book takes us on a chase around the farm including lots of animals to name and many farmyard noises to join in with. Then there''s a lovely novelty ending - flaps to lift to find the tiny sleeping mouse. Shhh! A perfect book for sharing with a baby or toddler.
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The Pleasures Of Summer by Evie Hunter : INR582 ISBN: 9780241966648

Spend a steamy summer evening with Evie Hunter, the bestselling Irish erotica author, and get to know your next obsession...   The Pleasures of Summer is a steamy tale of romantic obsession and explosive sexual chemistry that fans of Sylvia Day, Kitty French and E.L. James will love and devour. Fan of Evie''s first book, The Pleasures of Winter? Well, the sun is hot and the wait is over...    Just who is the tamer? And who will be tamed?   Summer O''Sullivan is rich, beautiful, headstrong - and in mortal danger. Her father has powerful enemies who are targeting his precious daughter. Until the threat passes, Summer must tolerate a bodyguard.    Into Summer''s gilded cage comes former army ranger, Flynn Grant. Flynn is just as unenthusiastic about the assignment - minding the spoilt daughter of a billionaire is his idea of hell.    Unsurprisingly, the sparks fly between them. Even his devastating looks do not make up for how Flynn''s rules cramp Summer''s style. When Summer misbehaves once too often, Flynn teaches her a lesson that leaves her shattered - and binds them together in a way that astonishes them both. In their secret hiding place they embark on a battle of wills that stretches minds, bodies - and hearts - beyond every limit.    But when the dark forces that have been stalking Summer finally track her down, the battle is no longer a game, but a matter of life and death ...
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Great Ideas A Confession by Leo Tolstoy : INR707 ISBN: 9780141036694

Describing Tolstoy''s crisis of depression and estrangement from the world, A Confession is an autobiographical work of exceptional emotional honesty. It describes his search for ''a practical religion not promising future bliss but giving bliss on earth''. Although the Confession led to his excommunication, it also resulted in a large following of Tolstoyan Christians springing up throughout Russia and Europe. 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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How We Are by Vincent Deary : INR896 ISBN: 9780141979632

We live in small worlds. Conscious change requires deliberate effort, and so, for the most part, we avoid it. But what happens when something occurs, from within or without, that changes all that? The first book in the mesmerizing How To Live trilogy, How We Are examines how we negotiate change in our everyday lives - the way we build personal narratives around the people, places and things that surround us, and what happens when our story is disrupted, whether by small acts or profound change. Drawing on personal stories from everyday lives in transition, and a staggering range of literary and cultural references, from Rebecca to Mad Men to Proust, Deary shows us how we can resist being mere habit machines, and make our acts and our lives more fully our own.
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The Journal Of A Disappointed Man by W.n.p. Barbellion : INR1037 ISBN: 9780241297698

The young naturalist W. N. P. Barbellion described this remarkably candid record of living with multiple sclerosis as ''a study in the nude''. It begins as an ambitious teenager''s notes on the natural world, and then, following his diagnosis at the age of twenty-six, transforms into a deeply moving account of battling the disease. His prose is full of humour and fierce intelligence, and combines a passion for life with clear-sighted reflections on the nature of death. Barbellion selected and edited this manuscript himself in 1917, adding a fictional editor''s note announcing his own demise. This Penguin Classics edition includes ''The Last Diary'', which covers the period between submission of the manuscript and Barbellion''s actual death in 1919.
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Pericles by William Shakespeare : INR801 ISBN: 9780141396637

Pericles was Shakespeare''s first full-blown tragicomedy, the precursor to The Winter''s Tale, Cymbeline and The Tempest, and one of his most popular plays in the seventeenth century. This Penguin edition is edited by Eugene Giddens. ''One sin, I know, another doth provoke; Murder''s as near to lust as flame to smoke'' Pericles, Prince of Tyre, must solve a riddle in order to marry the daughter of the King of Antioch, or be put to death. But when the answer reveals a horrific secret, the young man faces his greatest dilemma. Danger and adventure follow as Pericles flees the city to find his fortune elsewhere, in a romantic drama of families lost and reunited, evil punished and virtue rewarded. This book contains a general introduction to Shakespeare''s life and Elizabethan theatre, a separate introduction to Pericles, a chronology, suggestions for further reading, an essay discussing performance options on both stage and screen, and a commentary.
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Postcards From No Man's Land by Aidan Chambers : INR801 ISBN: 9780141371689

Aidan Chambers'' Carnegie-medal winning novel is about love, discovery and betrayal. It is one of The Originals from Penguin - iconic, outspoken, first. Jacob, aged 17, is abroad on his own for the time, visiting his grandfather''s grave at the commemoration of the Second World War Battle of Arnhem in Holland. Jacob''s life-changing experiences are interwoven with the extraordinary wartime story of passion and treachery that he learns from Geertrui, whose family is linked to Jacob''s in a way he never suspected. The Originals are the pioneers of fiction for young adults. From political awakening, war and unrequited love to addiction, teenage pregnancy and nuclear holocaust, The Originals confront big issues and articulate difficult truths. The collection includes: The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton, I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith, Postcards from No Man''s Land - Aidan Chambers, After the First Death - Robert Cormier, Dear Nobody - Berlie Doherty, The Endless Steppe - Esther Hautzig, Buddy - Nigel Hinton, Across the Barricades - Joan Lingard, The Twelfth Day of July - Joan Lingard, No Turning Back - Beverley Naidoo, Z for Zachariah - Richard C. O''Brien, The Wave - Morton Rhue, The Red Pony - John Steinbeck, The Pearl - John Steinbeck, Stone Cold - Robert Swindells.
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Untitled Giovanna Fletcher 2018 by Giovanna Fletcher : INR1320 ISBN: 9781405935609

Praise for Giovanna Fletcher:''Heartbreakingly beautiful'' Paige Toon''Giovanna Fletcher is at the top of her game'' Heat''Gloriously romantic'' Jill Mansell
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The Hat That Zack Loves by Michelle Robinson : INR707 ISBN: 9780141379678

''This is the hat that Zack loves . . .. . . And this is the dog who STEALS the hat that Zack loves!''Oh no! Poor Zack is forced to race all around the city on the hunt for his hat asit is stolen and blows hither and thither. Brilliantly written, with an irresistiblerhythm and rhyme, this stunning book is illustrated by Robert Reader.
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Pengion Classics The Decay Of Lying And Other Essays by Oscar Wilde : INR660 ISBN: 9780141192659

In ''The Decay of Lying'' Oscar Wilde uses his decadent ideology in an attempt to reverse and therefore reject his audiences'' ''normal'' conceptualizations of nature, art and morality. Wilde''s views of life and art are illustrated through the use of Platonic dialogue where the character Vivian takes on the persona of Wilde. Wilde''s goal is to subvert the norm by reversing its values. Wilde suggests to us that society is wrong, not him. Calling on diverse examples - from Ancient Greek sculpture to contemporary paintings - Oscar Wilde''s brilliant essay creates a witty, paradoxical world in which the only Art worth loving is that built on complete untruths.
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Beowulf, Dragonslayer by Rosemary Sutcliff : INR707 ISBN: 9780141368696

In this thrilling retelling of the Anglo-Saxon legend, Rosemary Sutcliff recounts Beowulf's most terrifying quests: against Grendel the man-wolf, against the hideous sea-hag and, most courageous of all, his fight to the death with the monstrous fire-drake. An extra section in the back includes author info, activities and quizzes, a glossary, fascinating facts, and more.
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The Poetry Of Sex by Sophie Hannah : INR1027 ISBN: 9780241962633

The Poetry of Sex - a raucous, highly enjoyable anthology by acclaimed poet Sophie Hannah We''ve been at it all summer, from the Canadian border to the edge of Mexico . . . Romance and poetry seem to go hand in hand but - implicit, explicit, nuanced or starkly frank - sex itself has long been a staple subject for poets. In fact a great deal of erotic poetry rejects the distinction. It''s hard to imagine a more fruitful subject for poets than sex, in all its glorious manifestations: from desire and hope, through disappointment and confusion, to conclusion and consequence. And little has changed over the centuries, as Sophie Hannah''s anthology vividly demonstrates, from Catullus pleading with Lesbos to Walt Whitman singing the body electric. Moods and attitudes may vary but the drive persists as does the desire to write about it. Sophie Hannah''s selection ranges from ancient Rome to modern New York, from gay to straight, but her principle has been to go low on the sugar and high on the excitement. The result is a raucous, highly enjoyable anthology. From Shakespeare to Carol Ann Duffy, this book is essential reading for poetry lovers and romantics everywhere. It is a perfect counterpart to the The New Penguin Book of Love Poetry and a wonderful companion to Sophie Hannah''s own Selected Poems. ''Sophie Hannah is among the best at comprehending in rhyming verse the indignity of having a body and the nobility of having a heart'' Guardian ''A shrewd and accurate observer of the world around her, and of her own life, she is often very funny'' The Oldie ''The brightest young star in British poetry'' Independent Sophie Hannah has published five collections of poetry. Her fifth Pessimism for Beginners was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Award in 2007. Her Selected Poems is published by Penguin (revised edition, 2013). She is also the writer of bestselling psychological crime fiction, most recently The Carrier. Her novels have been translated into 24 languages. Born in Manchester, she now lives in Cambridge with her husband and children, and is a Fellow Commoner of Lucy Cavendish College.
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Our Food Problems by Tim Lang : INR943 ISBN: 9780141987606

The British were once famous worldwide for being uninterested in food and ourfood being brown. This is no longer the case. UK food has changed remarkablyin the last half century. Our food has Europeanised (pizza is children''s favouritefood) and internationalised (we eat the world''s cuisines), yet the food culture isfragmented, a mix of mass ''ultra-processed'' foods (high in salt, sugar and fat)alongside food as varied and good as anywhere on the planet. This is partly theeffect of Europeanisation but mainly because the UK has got wealthier, allowingaspirations and tastes to flower.This book takes stock of the UK food system: where it comes from, what weeat, its impact, its fragilities and strengths. It''s a book on the politics of food. Itargues that the UK''s Brexit vote is an enforced opportunity to review our foodsystem. This is sorely needed. A deep reflection by the UK state began afterthe shock of the Oil/Food Commodity price spike 2007-08 and the GreatRecession. This policy was, alas, curtailed by the Coalition and Torygovernments which both argued the food system should just keep going as ithad been. The future, they said, lay in a burst of agri-technology and moreexports to pay for the massive food imports.Our Food Problems argues that this and other approaches are short-sighted,against the public interest, and possibly even strategically folly. Setting a newcourse for UK food is no easy task, however, but it''s a process, this book willurges, that needs to begin.
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Modern Classics Liveforever! by Andres Caicedo : INR896 ISBN: 9780141196688

Andrés Caicedo''s novel Liveforever is a wild celebration of youth, hedonism and the transforming power of music. María del Carmen Huerta lives a respectable middle-class life in Colombia. One day she misses class, and discovers she cannot return to her ordinary existence but must pursue her passion for dancing across the city. We follow her from rumbas in car parks to concerts in shantytowns as she gives in to every desire - however dark. Published in 1977, Liveforever was its young author''s masterpiece - and final work. Andrés Caicedo took his life the day it was published, but it has been recognized as a landmark in Colombian literature ever since. Andrés Caicedo was born in Cali, Colombia on September 29, 1951. In his short life, he wrote dozens of articles on film, several plays, screenplays, novellas, and countless short stories, with a prominent focus on social discord. He committed suicide at the age of 25.
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Six Machine: I Don't Like Cricket ... I Love It by Chris Gayle : INR1037 ISBN: 9780241976685

Chris Gayle is the only man to have ever hit a six off the first ball of a Test match. But then producing the impossible is an everyday act for the West Indies legend: the first man to smash an international T20 century, the first to hit a World Cup 200, the fastest century in the history of the game. Off the pitch he is even more flamboyant: he plays late, parties later, demolishes a king-size pile of pancakes and then strolls out to mangle another hapless bowling attack.But do we really know him? Do we know what took a shy, skinny kid from a cramped tin-roofed shack in the dusty back streets of Kingston to the very top of the cricket world - without losing himself along the way? A story not just of sporting genius but of battling prejudice, this unputdowneable memoir will leave you reeling. Welcome to the world of the Six Machine.
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Sir Scallywag And The Golden Underpants by Giles Andreae : INR707 ISBN: 9780141330693

When King Colin''s golden pants go missing, he calls for Sir Scallywag, the bravest knight in the land. But . . . Sir Scallywag is only 6 years old and with an evil giant to pursue, it''s nearly mission impossible! Luckily, it''s a story of David and Goliath. With his trusted steed Doofus at his side, Sir Scallywag proves that even the unlikeliest hero can be the bravest knight of all.
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Norse Myths And Legends by Andy Orchard : INR2026 ISBN: 9780140515633

New Penguin Guide to World Mythology. A narrative guide to the myths and legends of ancient Scandinavia.
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Chocolate Box Girls Sweet Honey by Cathy Cassidy : INR668 ISBN: 9780141341620

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 Classics Unknown Soldiers by Vaino Linna : INR1978 ISBN: 9780141393643

Published for the first time in a faithful English translation, Unknown Soldiers is the story of a platoon of ordinary Finnish soldiers fighting their Soviet Union counterparts during the Second World War. Drawing on Linna''s own wartime experiences, this gritty and realistic account shatters the myth of the noble, obedient Finnish soldier.
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Moomin And The Favourite Thing by Tove Jansson : INR1002 ISBN: 9780141352664

When Too-Ticky lends Moomintroll her most precious telescope, Moomin promises to take special care of it. But the telescope mysteriously vanishes! Poor Moomintroll doesn''t know what to do - what will he tell Too-Ticky? Surely no-one in Moominvalley would have stolen it? This beautiful picture book is based on the art and characters created by Tove Jansson.
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The Mark And The Void by Paul Murray : INR1193 ISBN: 9780241146668

Impossibly ingenious, unabashedly intelligent, read-the-whole-page-again funny and engaged with the great questions of our times... [This] is the answer to the question of what a seriously talented contemporary novelist should be writing. Observer A comic masterpiece about love, art, greed and the banking crisis, from the author of Skippy Dies What links the Investment Bank of Torabundo, www.myhotswaitress.com (yes, hots with an s, don''t ask), an art heist, a novel called For the Love of a Clown, a four-year-old boy named after TV detective Remington Steele, a lonely French banker, a tiny Pacific island, and a pest control business run by an ex-KGB man? You guessed it . . . The Mark and the Void is Paul Murray''s madcap new novel of institutional folly, following the success of his wildly original breakout hit, Skippy Dies. While marooned at his banking job in the bewilderingly damp and insular realm known as Ireland, Claude Martingale is approached by a down-on-his-luck author, Paul, looking for his next great subject. Claude finds that his life gets steadily more exciting under Paul''s fictionalizing influence; he even falls in love with a beautiful waitress. But Paul''s plan is not what it seems-and neither is Claude''s employer, the Bank of Torabundo, which inflates through dodgy takeovers and derivatives-trading until-well, you can probably guess how that shakes out. The Mark and the Void is a stirring examination of the deceptions carried out in the names of art, love and commerce - and is also probably the funniest novel ever written about a financial crisis.
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Mr Maybe by Jane Green : INR811 ISBN: 9780241959688

Number one best-seller Jane Green - author of The Other Woman and Spellbound - explores the hectic life of a single girl with a difficult choice to make in her hilarious novel Mr Maybe. At twenty-seven, Libby thinks there''s a lot to be said for a rich husband. So when Nick comes along - lovely, funny, handsome Nick, who has no money whatsoever, lives in a grotty bedsit and thinks the perfect night out consists of the pub and his mates - she decides he''s only good for a fling. No strings attached. Investment banker Ed, on the other hand, could possibly be the answer. His house in Regent''s Park makes up for his hideous moustache and she can probably overlook his irritating habits, and anyway, he''s crazy about her. But does Libby really know what she needs? Is she just in love with being loved? Or is she loving the lifestyle, rather than the man? Praise for Jane Green: ''Green writes with acerbic wit about the law of the dating jungle'' Sunday Express ''There''s no maybe about it: a righteously hilarious read'' Glamour
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Landmarks by Robert Macfarlane : INR2049 ISBN: 9780241253663

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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Why Do We Wear Clothes? by Helen Hancocks : INR1271 ISBN: 9780141387604

Helen Hancocks graduated with a degree in illustration and animation from Manchester School of Art. She uses a mixture of crayon, watercolor, ink, and pen, combined digitally. Her work often features cats.
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Peter Rabbit: The Peter Rabbit Club - Read It Yourself With Ladybird Level 2 by Ladybird : INR523 ISBN: 9780241279649

Peter and his friends decide to form the Peter Rabbit Club! Who do the rabbits meet on the club''s first adventure?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, Kung Fu Panda and Peter Rabbit. A range of first reference titles complete the series, with information books about favourite subjects that even the most reluctant readers will enjoy.Each book has been carefully checked by educational consultants and can be read independently at home or used in a guided reading session at school. Further content includes comprehension questions or puzzles, helpful notes for parents, carers and teachers, and book band information for use in schools.The Peter Rabbit Club is a Level 2 Read it yourself book, ideal for children who have received some initial reading instruction and can read short, simple sentences with help.
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Fairy Friends Activity Book - Ladybird Readers Level 1 by Books : INR310 ISBN: 9780241283608

Lily and Rose are fairies. They like helping their friends. Patch is a bad elf. Will he be friends with Lily and Rose? Ladybird Readers is a graded reading series of traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign or second language. Beautifully illustrated and carefully written, the series combines the best of Ladybird content with the structured language progression that will help children develop their reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking skills. The five levels of Readers and Activity Books follow the CEFR framework and include language activities that provide preparation for the Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) Starters, Movers and Flyers exams. Fairy Fiends, 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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Cars Activity Book - Ladybird Readers Level 1 by Books : INR310 ISBN: 9780241283615

There are lots of cars. Some are big, some are small, some are old, some are fast! Which cars do you like? Ladybird Readers is a graded reading series of traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign or second language. Beautifully illustrated and carefully written, the series combines the best of Ladybird content with the structured language progression that will help children develop their reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking skills. The five levels of Readers and Activity Books follow the CEFR framework and include language activities that provide preparation for the Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) Starters, Movers and Flyers exams. Cars, 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 Book: Christmas by Ladybird : INR1286 ISBN: 9780241303603

Help young children learn Christmas-themed words and phrases with this beautiful gift book, featuring iconic original Ladybird artwork from the 1950 and 60s, and in the classic Ladybird format with a clear word on the left-hand page and image on the right. Taken from classic vintage Ladybird books such as The Stories of our Christmas Customs, Baby Jesus and Key Words, each of the stunningly detailed 26 pictures will delight adults and children alike. Words and pictures featured include Father Christmas, baby Jesus, presents, carols and nativity.
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Little Boy Blue: Di Helen Grace 5 by M.j. Arlidge : INR716 ISBN: 9781405920629

The UK''s most exciting new crime-writing talent. The death of a young man, found cocooned in plastic, looks like it was a tragic accident -- a sex game gone wrong. But when another lifeless victim is found days later, wrapped tight, DI Helen Grace knows that she''s on the hunt for a serial killer.
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The Human Body-read It Yourself With Ladybird, Level 4 by Ladybird : INR310 ISBN: 9780241237687

Brand new titles for 2016 from the best-selling Read it Yourself with Ladybird.Learn all about the human body in this fascinating non-fiction reader, full of fun facts and colourful illustrations. For over thirty-five years, the best-selling Read it yourself with Ladybird has helped children learn to read.All books feature essential key words. Title-specific words are repeated to practise throughout. Designed to be read independently at home or used in a guided reading session at school. All titles include comprehension puzzles, guidance notes and book band information for schools.This Level 2 title is ideal for children who have received some initial reading instruction and can read short, simple sentences with help.
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The Moon's A Balloon by David Niven : INR1049 ISBN: 9780241976661

One of the bestselling memoirs of all time, David Niven''s The Moon''s a Balloon is an account of one of the most remarkable lives Hollywood has ever seen. Beginning with the tragic early loss of his aristocratic father, then regaling us with tales of school, army and wartime hi-jinx, Niven shows how, even as an unknown young man, he knew how to live the good life. But it is his astonishing stories of life in Hollywood and his accounts of working and partying with the legends of the silver screen - Lawrence Oliver, Vivien Leigh, Cary Grant, Elizabeth Taylor, James Stewart, Lauren Bacall, Marlene Dietrich, Noel Coward and dozens of others, while making some of the most acclaimed films of the last century - which turn David Niven''s memoir into an outright masterpiece. An intimate, gossipy, heartfelt and above all charming account of life inside Hollywood''s dream factory, The Moon is a Balloon is a classic to be read and enjoyed time and again..
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A Child's Garden Of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson : INR483 ISBN: 9780141324623

Rediscover the delight and innocence of childhood in these classic poems from celebrated author, Robert Louis Stevenson. From make-believe to climbing trees, bedtime stories to morning play and favourite cousins to beloved mothers. Here is a very special collection to be treasured for ever.
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Singled Out: How Two Million Women Survived Without Men After The First World by Virginia Nicholson : INR914 ISBN: 9780141020624

Virginia Nicholson''s Singled Out is the touching and beautifully told story of the women who were left alone after World War I - a remarkable generation of women who were changed by war; and in their turn helped change society. In 1919 a generation of young women discovered that there were, quite simply, not enough men to go round, and the statistics confirmed it. After the 1921 Census, the press ran alarming stories of the ''Problem of the Surplus Women - Two Million who can never become Wives...''. This book is about those women, and about how they were forced, by a tragedy of historic proportions, to stop depending on men for their income, their identity and their future happiness. ''This is a ground-breaking book, richly nuanced with titbits of information, insight and understanding'' Daily Mail ''Remarkably perceptive and well-researched ... Virginia Nicholson has produced another extraordinarily interesting work, sensitive, intelligent and well-written'' Sunday Telegraph ''This in an inspiring book, lovingly researched, well-written and humane... the period is beautifully caught'' Economist ''Brave, humane and honest'' Observer Virginia Nicholson was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. She has worked as a documentary researcher for BBC Television and her first book, Charleston - A Bloomsbury House and Garden (written in collaboration with her father, Quentin Bell), was an account of the Sussex home of her grandmother, the painter Vanessa Bell. Her second book, Among the Bohemians: Experiments in Living 1900-1939, was published by Penguin in 2002. She lives in Sussex.
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The Anti-social Behaviour Of Horace Rumpole by John Mortimer : INR817 ISBN: 9780141030647

The Anti-social Behaviour of Horace Rumpole - a delightful novel starring John Mortimer''s iconic character ''One of the great comic creations of modern times'' Evening Standard ASBOs may be the pride and joy of New Labour, but they don''t cut much ice with Horace Rumpole - he takes the old-fashioned view that if anyone is going to be threatened with a restriction of their liberty then some form of legal proceeding ought to be gone through first. Not that Hilda agrees, of course, but she''s too busy completing her memoirs to dissuade him from taking an interest when one of the Timson children is given an ASBO for playing football in the street. And pretty soon he realizes something fishy is going on. Why are the residents pursuing their vendetta against the Timson boy quite so strongly? Could they have a sinister reason for not wanting him on their street? John Mortimer''s hilarious Rumpole novel, which fans of Sherlock Holmes and P.G. Wodehouse will love, sees the magician of the Old Bailey at his unpredictable and brilliant best. Sir John Mortimer was a barrister, playwright and novelist. His fictional trilogy about the inexorable rise of an ambitious Tory MP in the Thatcher years (Paradise Postponed, Titmuss Regained and The Sound of Trumpets) has recently been republished in Penguin Classics, together with his autobiography Clinging to the Wreckage and his play A Voyage round My Father. His most famous creation was the barrister Horace Rumpole, who featured in four novels and around eighty short stories. His books in Penguin include: The Anti-social Behaviour of Horace Rumpole; The Collected Stories of Rumpole; The First Rumpole Omnibus; Rumpole and the Angel of Death; Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders; Rumpole and the Primrose Path; Rumpole and the Reign of Terror; Rumpole and the Younger Generation; Rumpole at Christmas; Rumpole Rests His Case; The Second Rumpole Omnibus; Forever Rumpole; In Other Words; Quite Honestly and Summer''s Lease.
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Hairy Maclary Caterwaul Caper by Lynley Dodd : INR706 ISBN: 9780140508734

They sniffed and they snuffled, they bustled around, and they saw WHAT was making the terrible sound. Scarface Claw, the biggest cat in the neighbourhood, is out exploring when he gets stuck up a tree. His yowling is terrible - so terrible that it draws Hairy Maclary and all his friends from Donaldson''s Dairy to investigate.
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Down And Out In Paris And London by George Orwell : INR583 ISBN: 9780141042701

Renowned urban artist Shepard Fairey''s new look for Orwell''s classic account of life on the streets To be poor and destitute in 1920s Paris and London was to experience life at its lowest ebb. George Orwell, penniless and with nowhere to go, found himself experiencing just this as he wandered the streets of both capitals in search of a job. By day, he tramped the streets, often passing time with ''screevers'' or street artists, drunks and other hobos. At night, he stood in line for a bed in a ''spike'' or doss house, where a cup of sugary tea, a hunk of stale bread and a blanket were the only sustenance and comfort on offer. Down and Out in Paris and London is George Orwell''s haunting account of the streets and those who have no choice but to live on them.
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Modern Classics Animal Farm by George Orwell : INR787 ISBN: 9780141182704

''All animals are equal - but some are more equal than others'' When the downtrodden animals of Manor Farm overthrow their master Mr Jones and take over the farm themselves, they imagine it is the beginning of a life of freedom and equality. But gradually a cunning, ruthless élite among them, masterminded by the pigs Napoleon and Snowball, starts to take control. Soon the other animals discover that they are not all as equal as they thought, and find themselves hopelessly ensnared as one form of tyranny is replaced with another. ''It is the history of a revolution that went wrong - and of the excellent excuses that were forthcoming at every step for the perversion of the original doctrine,'' wrote Orwell for the first edition of Animal Farm in 1945. Orwell wrote the novel at the end of 1943, but it almost remained unpublished; its savage attack on Stalin, at that time Britain''s ally, led to the book being refused by publisher after publisher. Orwell''s simple, tragic fable has since become a world-famous classic. This Penguin Modern classics edition includes an introduction by Malcolm Bradbury.
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Edward Vii (penguin Monarchs): The Cosmopolitan King by Richard Davenport-hines : INR506 ISBN: 9780141988719

The acclaimed Penguin Monarchs series: short, fresh, expert accounts of England''s rulers - now in paperback Like his mother Queen Victoria, Edward VII defined an era. Both reflected the personalities of their central figures: hers grand, imperial and pretty stiff; his no less grand, but much more relaxed and enjoyable. This book conveys Edward''s distinct personality and significant influences. To the despair of his parents, he rebelled as a young man, conducting many affairs and living a life of pleasure. But as king he made a distinct contribution to European diplomacy and - which is little known - to London, laying out the Mall and Admiralty Arch. Richard Davenport-Hines''s book is as enjoyable as its subject and the age he made.
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The Cols And Passes Of The British Isles by Graham Robb : INR2049 ISBN: 9781846148736

''A delicious and hypnotically fascinating masterpiece of squinty-eyed fanaticism'' - Stephen Bayley, Spectator Books of the Year ''No one else so relishes the odd corners of history'' - Sunday Times ''Such a warm, gentle and generous writer, with no faux scholarly tosh or solitary ecstasy riffs'' - Evening Standard The one and only guide to every col and pass in the British Isles, for cyclists, walkers and armchair travellers A col is the lowest point on the saddle between two mountains. Graham Robb has spent years uncovering and cataloguing the 2,002 cols and 105 passes scattered across the British Isles. Some of these obscure and magical sites are virgin cols that have never been crossed. Dozens were lost by the Ordnance Survey and are recorded only in ballads or monastic charters. The eleven cols of Hadrian''s Wall are practically unknown and have never been properly identified. These under-appreciated slices of natural beauty provide a new way of looking at British history, and a challenge for cyclists and walkers. A wonderful writer . . . No one else so relishes the odd corners of history - Sunday Times He is such a warm, gentle and generous writer, with no faux scholarly tosh or solitary ecstasy riffs - Evening Standard Graham Robb is an acclaimed historian and biographer, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a Chevalier dans l''Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. He has won the Whitbread Biography Prize and the Heinemann Award forVictor Hugo, as well as the Ondaatje Prize and Duff Cooper Prize for The Discovery of France. He lives on the English-Scottish border (and within a day''s ride of one hundred and seventy cols).
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Modern Classics Ways Of Seeing by John Berger : INR875 ISBN: 9780141035796

Based on the BBC television series, John Berger''s Ways of Seeing is a unique look at the way we view art, published as part of the Penguin on Design series in Penguin Modern Classics. ''Seeing comes before words. The child looks and recognizes before it can speak.'' ''But there is also another sense in which seeing comes before words. It is seeing which establishes our place in the surrounding world; we explain that world with words, but word can never undo the fact that we are surrounded by it. The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled.'' John Berger''s Ways of Seeing is one of the most stimulating and influential books on art in any language. First published in 1972, it was based on the BBC television series about which the Sunday Times critic commented: ''This is an eye-opener in more ways than one: by concentrating on how we look at paintings . . . he will almost certainly change the way you look at pictures.'' By now he has. John Berger (b. 1926) is an art critic, painter and novelist.born in Hackney, London. His novel G. (1972) won both the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Booker Prize. If you enjoyed Ways of Seeing, you might like Susan Sontag''s On Photography, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. ''Berger has the ability to cut right through the mystification of professional art critics ... he is a liberator of images: and once we have allowed the paintings to work on us directly, we are in a much better position to make a meaningful evaluation''Peter Fuller, Arts Review ''The influence of the series and the book ... was enormous ... It opened up for general attention areas of cultural study that are now commonplace''Geoff Dyer in Ways of Telling ''One of the most influential intellectuals of our time'' Observer
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Me. You. A Diary by Dawn French : INR929 ISBN: 9780241373705

''A mellow, gentle read with a lot of words of wisdom'' Independent Start 2019 with Dawn French, as she guides you through the year with her witty and wise seasonal insights. Me You: Not A Diary is a pocket diary without the diary part. Or the pocket. It includes everything you loved about the original but without the calendar pages. To keep a working diary alongside Dawn, we recommend the hardback edition of Me You: A Diary. Me You is a place for me and you to reflect on the patterns and changes of the year. It''s full of my thoughts about the seasons, the months and what matters. It''s your guide to reflecting on the year you''ve just had - or the one still to come. Dive in, the paper''s lovely . . ._______ ''A witty outlook on life. This will have you laughing about your year'' Prima ''It''s beautiful, like Dawn, and stuffed full of goodies'' Jo Brand
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Matilda At 30: World Traveller: The Original Story by Roald Dahl : INR1227 ISBN: 9780241378748

___________ 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 a world traveller - 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: Astrophysicist
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Love From Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter : INR539 ISBN: 9780241301760

A heart-warming rhyming book for children. Love From Peter Rabbit is a beautiful bedtime book for sleepy bunnies everywhere. ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This lovely book from the world of Peter Rabbit helps readers tell the person they love from the bottom of their heart exactly how they feel. The sweet rhyme will touch everyone''s heart, and express the loving feelings in the cutest way. With clean design and contemporary styling will appeal to existing Peter Rabbit fans. It''s the perfect way to say ''I love you''!
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Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens : INR717 ISBN: 9780141369761

When Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong set up their very own secret detective agency at Deepdean School for Girls, they struggle to find any truly exciting mysteries to investigate. (Unless you count the case of Lavinia''s missing tie. Which they don''t.) Then Hazel discovers the Science Mistress, Miss Bell, lying dead in the Gym. She assumes it was a terrible accident - but when she and Daisy return five minutes later, the body has disappeared. Now Hazel and Daisy not only have a murder to solve: they have to prove one happened in the first place. Determined to get to the bottom of the crime before the killer strikes again (and before the police can get there first, naturally), Hazel and Daisy must hunt for evidence, spy on their suspects and use all the cunning and intuition they can muster. But will they succeed? And can their friendship stand the test? ''Ripping good fun'' The Times ''A skilful blend of golden era crime novel and boarding school romp . . . The novel works both as an affectionate satire and an effective murder mystery, and Stevens can go places Enid Blyton never dreamt of . . . Top class'' Financial Times ''Plotting is what sets this book apart; this is about who was where at the time of the murder, and it''s about finding the chink in the alibi'' Telegraph
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The Break by Marian Keyes : INR810 ISBN: 9781405918756

Marian Keyes'' ALL-NEW novel . . . ''Classic Marian Keyes: a blizzard of wit and wisecracks. Mercilessly funny'' The Times ------------------------ Amy''s husband Hugh has run away to ''find himself''. But will he ever come back? ''Myself and Hugh . . . We''re taking a break.'' ''A city-with-fancy-food sort of break?'' If only. Amy''s husband Hugh says he isn''t leaving her. He still loves her, he''s just taking a break - from their marriage, their children and, most of all, from their life together. Six months to lose himself in South East Asia. And there is nothing Amy can say or do about it. Yes, it''s a mid-life crisis, but let''s be clear: a break isn''t a break up - yet . . . However, for Amy it''s enough to send her - along with her extended family of gossips, misfits and troublemakers - teetering over the edge. For a lot can happen in six-months. When Hugh returns, if he returns, will he be the same man she married? Will Amy be the same woman? Because if Hugh is on a break from their marriage, then so is she . . . The Break is a story about the choices we make and how those choices help to make us. It is Marian Keyes at her funniest, wisest and brilliant best. ''Just brilliant'' Sunday Times ''Girl-power at its best. I laughed . . . I cried'' Daily Mail ''Another belter. Full of brilliantly fun characters, genuine emotion and heaps of charm. We loved it!'' Heat ''Keyes writes extremely well about modern women. A breezy, candid and deeply felt account of a wife, mother and career woman rediscovering herself'' Metro ''Fabulously entertaining. Classic Keyes. The queen of intelligent women''s fiction'' Sunday Mirror ''A glorious life-affirming novel with Keyes on top form'' Woman & Home ''When it comes to writing page-turners that put a smile on your face and make you think, Keyes is in a class of her own'' Daily Express
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Assassin's Creed The Secret Crusade Book 3 by Oliver Bowden : INR745 ISBN: 9780241951729

Assassin''s Creed: The Secret Crusade is the thrilling novelisation by Oliver Bowden based on the game series. Niccolò Polo, father of Marco, will finally reveal the story he has kept secret all his life - the story of Altaïr, one of the brotherhood''s most extraordinary Assassins. Altaïr embarks on a formidable mission - one that takes him throughout the Holy Land and shows him the true meaning of the Assassin''s Creed. To demonstrate his commitment, Altaïr must defeat nine deadly enemies, including Templar leader, Robert de Sable. Altaïr''s life story is told here for the first time: a journey that will change the course of history; his ongoing battle with the Templar conspiracy; a family life that is as tragic as it is shocking; and the ultimate betrayal of an old friend. Assassin''s Creed: The Secret Crusade is based on the phenomenally successful gaming series. Oliver Bowden is the pen-name of an acclaimed novelist.
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Ricochet: David Bowie 1983: An Intimate Portrait by Denis O'regan : INR3046 ISBN: 9781846149726

A breathtaking, never-before-seen glimpse into life on tour with David Bowie, by the late singer''s official tour photographer In 1983 David Bowie set out on the Serious Moonlight Tour, his biggest ever. On the road with him was his official photographer, Denis O''Regan. Few artists and photographers have had such a close touring relationship. This book is the result: a never-before-seen photographic portrait of a year with Bowie, from the theatre of performance to his most unguarded moments. Introduced by O''Regan and with every single image personally approved by Bowie, this is an intimate view of an icon at the height of his fame.
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Mrs Dalloway (pocket Penguins) by Virginia Woolf : INR615 ISBN: 9780241261798

''Sally stopped; picked a flower; kissed her on the lips.'' On a June morning in 1923, Clarissa Dalloway is preparing for a party and remembering her past. Elsewhere in London, Septimus Smith is suffering from shell-shock and on the brink of madness. Their days interweave and their lives converge as the party reaches its glittering climax in Woolf''s great novel of time, memory, war and the city. 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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Don't Look Now by Daphne Du Maurier : INR632 ISBN: 9780241259726

''Now, ill-lit, almost in darkness, the windows of the houses shuttered, the water dank, the scene appeared altogether different, neglected, poor, and the long narrow boots moored to the slippery steps of cellar entrances looked like coffins.'' A slow-burning masterpiece of horror recounting a grieving couple''s fateful visit to Venice, Don''t Look Now is accompanied here by further short tales of desire and dread. Ten new titles in the colourful, small-format, portable new Pocket Penguins series
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The Break by Marian Keyes : INR951 ISBN: 9780718179731

''Classic Marian Keyes: a blizzard of wit and wisecracks. Mercilessly funny'' The Times Amy''s husband Hugh has run away to ''find himself''. But will he ever come back? ''Myself and Hugh . . . We''re taking a break.'' ''A city-with-fancy-food sort of break?'' If only. Amy''s husband Hugh says he isn''t leaving her. He still loves her, he''s just taking a break - from their marriage, their children and, most of all, from their life together. Six months to lose himself in South East Asia. And there is nothing Amy can say or do about it. Yes, it''s a mid-life crisis, but let''s be clear: a break isn''t a break up - yet . . . However, for Amy it''s enough to send her - along with her extended family of gossips, misfits and troublemakers - teetering over the edge. For a lot can happen in six-months. When Hugh returns, if he returns, will he be the same man she married? Will Amy be the same woman? Because if Hugh is on a break from their marriage, then so is she . . . The Break is a story about the choices we make and how those choices help to make us. It is Marian Keyes at her funniest, wisest and brilliant best. ''Just brilliant'' Sunday Times ''Girl-power at its best. I laughed . . . I cried'' Daily Mail ''Another belter. Full of brilliantly fun characters, genuine emotion and heaps of charm. We loved it!'' Heat ''Keyes writes extremely well about modern women. A breezy, candid and deeply felt account of a wife, mother and career woman rediscovering herself'' Metro ''Fabulously entertaining. Classic Keyes. The queen of intelligent women''s fiction'' Sunday Mirror ''A glorious life-affirming novel with Keyes on top form'' Woman & Home ''When it comes to writing page-turners that put a smile on your face and make you think, Keyes is in a class of her own'' Daily Express
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Doctor Who: One Doctor, Two Hearts by Bbc : INR785 ISBN: 9781405933742

Learn your 1, 2, 3 across the stars, with the help of the Doctor and friends! One Doctor. Two Hearts. Three Knocks. Four Daleks . . . A Doctor Who counting book with a timey-wimey twist on every page! Featuring Doctors, companions and monsters both past and present, it''s perfect for kids of all ages! In the wonderful style of T is for Tardis, this includes stunning original illustrations, in a retro style, on every page.
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It's All About The Bike: The Pursuit Of Happiness On Two Wheels by Robert Penn : INR846 ISBN: 9780141043791

Robert Penn''s It''s All About the Bike: The Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels is a paean to the humble bike; it''s the story of why we ride, and why this simple machine holds the power to transport us all. Robert Penn has ridden a bike most days of his life. He rides to get to work, to bathe in air and sunshine, to stay sane and to feel free. This is the story of his love affair with cycling and the journey to build his dream bike; a freewheeling pilgrimage taking him from Californian mountain bike inventors to British artisan frame builders, and from perfect components to the path of true happiness. ''A gem of a book ... a joy''  Economist ''Infectious, exhilarating, highly engaging''  Independent ''Be swept along by Penn''s enthusiasm, humour and refreshing candour''  Sunday Telegraph ''Enriches your enjoyment of a ride''  Sunday Times ''As a depiction of a world you might vote for, Penn''s does not sound bad at all''  Observer Robert Penn writes for the Financial Times, Observer and Condé Nast Traveller, as well as a host of cycling publications. He is the author of The Wrong Kind of Snow. Robert lives in the Black Mountains, South Wales with his wife and three children and commutes to work across a heather moor on a mountain bike.
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Shiang: Two Ancient Cities. One Final War. Empire Of Salt Book Ii by C. F. Iggulden : INR1111 ISBN: 9780718186784

Become one of the first to read the second book in the bestselling Empire of Salt trilogy the epic fantasy series. ''Must read now! Iggulden is clearly having fun pitching his heroes and villains into bloody combat'' SciFiNow ___________ IF THESE STONES COULD SPEAK . . . THEY WOULD CALL FOR WAR. In Shiang, the young king rules without dissent. Mazer swordsmen stand watch on every corner, looking for the first sign of rebellion. This city is a place of quiet and slow dignity, like a man eating rice with a razor pressed against his throat. Yet with one sharp movement, order is overturned. The balance of centuries is undone in the sudden spill of blood - and in the darkness, something terrible returns to Shiang. Far to the west, four Shiang masters approach the city walls of Darien. The sword saint and his companions have crossed a continent to bring an old man home for punishment. They will not be denied, even if the whole city stands in their way. TWO ANCIENT CITIES. ONE FINAL WAR. ___________ Discover where it all began in Darien, the first book in the Empire of Salt trilogy.
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Assassin's Creed Book 6 by Oliver Bowden : INR779 ISBN: 9780718193751

Assassin''s Creed: Black Flag is the sixth title in Oliver Bowden''s phenomenally successful Assassin''s Creed videogame tie-in series. It''s the Golden Age of Piracy - a time when greed, ambition and corruption overcome all loyalties - and a brash young captain, Edward Kenway, is making his name known for being one of the greatest pirates of his day. In the brilliant new novel, Assassin''s Creed: Black Flag, discover the story of how Edward, a young privateer, became one of the world''s most deadly pirates and was drawn into the centuries-old battle between the Templars and the Assassins. The immersive story of the Assassins is continued in Oliver Bowden''s gripping sixth Assassin''s Creed novel, following Renaissance, Brotherhood, The Secret Crusade, Revelations and Forsaken. Oliver Bowden is the pen-name of an acclaimed novelist.
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An African Love Story: Love Life And Elephants by Daphne Sheldrick : INR876 ISBN: 9780670919710

Daphne Sheldrick''s best-selling love story of romance, life and elephants, An African Love Story: Love, Life and Elephants is an incredible story from Africa''s greatest living conservationist. A typical day for Daphne involves rescuing baby elephants from poachers; finding homes for orphan elephants, all the while campaigning the ever-present threat of poaching for the ivory trade. An African Love Story is the incredible memoir of her life. It tells two stories - one is the extraordinary love story which blossomed when Daphne fell head over heels with Tsavo Game Park and its famous warden, David Sheldrick. The second is the love story of how Daphne and David, who devoted their lives to saving elephant orphans, at first losing every infant under the age of two until Daphne at last managed to devise the first-ever milk formula which would keep them alive. ''Compulsively readable'', Mail on Sunday ''An enchanting memoir'', Telegraph Daphne Sheldrick has spent her entire life in Kenya. For over 25 years, she and her husband, David, the famous founder of the the giant Tsavo National Park, raised and rehabilitated back into the wild orphans of misfortune from many different wild species. These included elephants, rhinos, buffaloes, zebra, eland, kudu, impala, warthogs and many other smaller animals. In 2006 she was made Dame Commander of the British Empire by the Queen.
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The Missing Pieces Of Sophie Mccarthy by B. M. Carroll : INR824 ISBN: 9780718186715

''Intriguing, compelling. Impossible to put down and irresistibly good'' Liane Moriarty She''s the victim. But is she so innocent? Sophie McCarthy is known for her determination, ambition and brilliance at work. She''s tough, but only because she wants to get the best out of people. Aidan Ryan is strong, honourable, and a family man. He''s tough too; the army requires it. When these two strangers are brought together in a devastating incident, Sophie''s life is left in ruins. Her family wants to see Aidan pay for what he did. Aidan''s prepared to sacrifice everything - including his marriage and his child - to fix the mess he''s made. But some things can''t be fixed, and Sophie is not at all what she first appeared . . . The Missing Pieces of Sophie McCarthy is a gripping, impossible-to-put-down exploration of betrayal and revenge. ''Sucked me in from the first page. The characters were intriguing, the plot thrilling and the writing effortless. It has been a long time since a book engaged me like this. I will be telling everyone I know to read this book'' Sally Hepworth, bestselling author of The Family Next Door ''What starts as an intricate, multi-narrator domestic drama slowly reveals its secrets to become something much darker indeed'' Heat ''Utterly compelling with complex and real characters, and echoes of both Liane Moriarty and Charity Norman. A completely gripping and emotional page-turner'' Lucy Clarke, bestselling author of You Let Me In ''Very well written and suspenseful with characters to believe in; it was deeply psychological and I thoroughly enjoyed it'' Lisa Ballantyne, bestselling author of Little Liar
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Max The Brave by Ed Vere : INR613 ISBN: 9780723286707

Meet Max - the mighty kitten and New York Times bestseller. Max is Brave, Max is Fearless, Max is a Mouse-catcher... But, in order to be a Mouse-catcher, Max needs to know what a mouse is, so off he goes to find out. This hilarious new picture book from the phenomenally-talented Ed Vere introduces a new and lovable character, with Ed''s trademark bold illustrations and clever story. Other Ed Vere titles to look out for: Banana; Bedtime for Monsters; Mr. Big; The Getaway
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The Call Of Cthulhu by H.p. Lovecraft : INR723 ISBN: 9780241260777

''What has risen may sink, and what has sunk may rise...'' Mad, macabre tales of demonic spirits, hideous rites, ancient curses and alien entities lurking beneath the surface of rural New England, from the man who created the modern horror story. 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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How To Be A Tudor: A Dawn-to-dusk Guide To Everyday Life by Ruth Goodman : INR955 ISBN: 9780241973714

The real Wolf Hall - a time traveller''s guide to daily life in Tudor England The Tudor era encompasses some of the greatest changes in our history. But while we know about the historical dramas of the times - most notably in the court of Henry VIII - what was life really like for a commoner like you or me? To answer this question, the renowned method historian and historical advisor to the BBC Ruth Goodman has slept, washed and cooked as the Tudors did - so you don''t have to! She is your expert guide to this fascinating era, drawing on years of practical historical study to show how our ancestors coped with everyday life, from how they slept to how they courted. Using a vast range of sources, she takes you back to the time when soot was used as toothpaste and the upper crust of bread was served to the wealthier members of the house. Exploring how the Tudors learnt, danced and even sat and stood according to the latest fashion, she reveals what it all felt, smelt and tasted like, from morning until night. ''Ruth is the queen of living history, long may she reign!'' - Lucy Worsley
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The Rule Of Benedict by Benedict : INR243 ISBN: 9780241251720

''Idleness is the enemy of the soul'' Saint Benedict''s advice to monks - on everything from correct posture to the value of silence - has offered spiritual guidance to many for fifteen centuries. 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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Fat Chance: My Life In Ups, Downs And Crisp Sandwiches by Louise Mcsharry : INR1336 ISBN: 9781844883707

''Reading it is an intense experience - much sadder and more beautiful than I was expecting ... a ballsy paean to self-determination and body confidence ... McSharry''s style is a pleasure: precise, colloquial, tightly paced. She''s nailed the elusive directness central to the work of essayists like Lena Dunham. If you read one heart-breaking yet bouncy true-life memoir this summer, make sure it''s this one.'' Sunday Times ''An absolutely stunning piece of work ... just a fantastic book'' Roisin Ingle ''Hello there @louisemcsharry. Well, I LOVED your book and now I LOVE YOU TOO!!!!! You are INSPIRATIONAL!'' Marian Keyes on Twitter ''Louise is heartbreakingly honest. A sharp, well-observed, and ultimately inspirational read. Every woman of every age should read this book.'' Louise O''Neill ''Searingly honest ... at times makes for heart-breaking reading but Louise is at her most inspiring talking about her journey towards fat acceptance'' Irish Daily Star ''Louise''s life reads like a thriller - I had goose-bumps throughout! Brave, funny, emotional and totally relatable for women.'' Roz Purcell ''Hugely enjoyable. So honest and insightful. I loved the positivity and the REALNESS! Will be amazing for young women to read.'' Una Mullaly ''Both heart-warming and heart-breaking. Vividly raw and surprisingly visceral, Louise makes you feel every single bit.'' Angela Scanlon ''Should be compulsory reading for all young people, male and female. Older readers will also be inspired by McSharry''s no-nonsense approach ... Whether writing about sex, feminism, family or body acceptance, McSharry is compassionate, funny and wise'' Irish Times ''A mighty woman, with cojones the size of Mexico and coolness in the face of adversity not seen since John Wayne''s heyday'' Irish Independent ''She''s a straight shooter, honest and to the point'' The Herald Louise McSharry''s passion is to talk to young women (and the men who love them), about being a woman in the modern world. Drawing on her own 33 years of life, she writes about everything from surviving a messed up childhood, to crashing out of education and still making it, to figuring out sex, weight, feminism, make-up, friendship, workplace politics and a whole lot more. Though she has the raw material (the early death of her father and being taken into care at seven because of her mother''s alcoholism) the last thing Louise wanted do was to write a misery memoir. She wasn''t keen on writing a cancer survival story either (she went through treatment while planning her wedding ... trying on white dresses while sweating and hairless - not a good look). So, though it has its sad moments, Fat Chance is honest, upbeat, irreverent and inspirational - just like a long chat with a best friend. A fabulous, funny and wise best friend!
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Sisters And Lies by James Barrington : INR1320 ISBN: 9781844883714

''A hugely accomplished thriller, which derives its power from excellent characterisation - they''re all well-rounded, recognisable, believable real people - and a meticulously twisty plot. I honestly had NO idea what the secret at the heart of the book was, until right at the very end. In a market-place crowded with grip-lit, Sisters and Lies is head and shoulders above the rest.'' Marian Keyes One hot August night, Rachel Darcy gets the call everyone fears. It''s the police. Her younger sister Evie''s had a car crash, she''s in a coma. Can Rachel fly to London right away? With Evie injured and comatose, Rachel is left to pick up the pieces of her sister''s life. But it''s hard fitting them together, especially when she really doesn''t like what she sees. Why was Evie driving when she doesn''t even own a licence?Who is the man living in her flat and claiming Evie is his girlfriend?How come she has never heard of him? The more mysteries Rachel uncovers the more she starts asking herself how well she ever really knew her sister. And then she begins to wonder if the crash was really the accident everybody says it is. Back in hospital, Evie, trapped inside an unresponsive body, is desperately trying to wake up. Because she''s got an urgent message for Rachel - a warning which could just save both their lives . . .
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Sisters And Lies by Bernice Barrington : INR801 ISBN: 9781844883738

''A hugely accomplished thriller, which derives its power from excellent characterisation - they''re all well-rounded, recognisable, believable real people - and a meticulously twisty plot. I honestly had NO idea what the secret at the heart of the book was, until right at the very end. In a market-place crowded with grip-lit, Sisters and Lies is head and shoulders above the rest.'' Marian Keyes One hot August night, Rachel Darcy gets the call everyone fears. It''s the police. Her younger sister Evie''s had a car crash, she''s in a coma. Can Rachel fly to London right away? With Evie injured and comatose, Rachel is left to pick up the pieces of her sister''s life. But it''s hard fitting them together, especially when she really doesn''t like what she sees. Why was Evie driving when she doesn''t even own a licence?Who is the man living in her flat and claiming Evie is his girlfriend?How come she has never heard of him? The more mysteries Rachel uncovers the more she starts asking herself how well she ever really knew her sister. And then she begins to wonder if the crash was really the accident everybody says it is. Back in hospital, Evie, trapped inside an unresponsive body, is desperately trying to wake up. Because she''s got an urgent message for Rachel - a warning which could just save both their lives . . .
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The Novel Of The Century: The Extraordinary Adventure Of Les Misérables by David Bellos : INR2026 ISBN: 9781846144707

GUARDIAN AND ECONOMIST BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2017 Winner of the American Library in Paris Book Award, 2017 ''Never mind those self-help manuals urging that some classic novel may change your life; in this sparkling study of the birth, growth and afterlife of Hugo''s evergreen blockbuster, David Bellos argues that Les Misérables already has'' Boyd Tonkin, Economist ''Any reader who hasn''t yet embarked on Hugo''s book might be converted to the idea by this one'' Daniel Hahn, Spectator The extraordinary story of how a simple tale of love and revolution, the poor and the downtrodden - Victor Hugo''s beloved classic Les Misérables - conquered the world. There has never been a book like it. It is the most widely read and frequently adapted story of all time, on stage and on film. But why is Les Misérables the novel of the century? David Bellos''s remarkable new book brings to life the extraordinary story of how Hugo managed to write his epic novel despite a revolution, a coup d''état and political exile; how he pulled off the deal of the century to get it published, and set it on course to become the novel that epitomizes the grand sweep of history in the nineteenth century. Packed full of information about the background and design of Les Misérables, this biography of a masterpiece nonetheless insists that the moral and social message of Hugo''s ever-popular novel is just as important for our century as it was for its own. The Novel of the Century is a book as rich, remarkable and long-lasting as the novel at its heart. Les Misérables is available as a Penguin Classic, in an acclaimed new translation by Christine Donougher, with an introduction by Robert Tombs.
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The Death Of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy : INR243 ISBN: 9780241251768

''It is only a bruise'' A carefree Russian official has what seems to be a trivial accident... 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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A History Of Ancient Egypt, Volume 2: From The Great Pyramid To The Fall Of The Middle Kingdom by John Romer : INR3016 ISBN: 9781846143793

This definitive, multi-volume history of the world''s first known state reveals that much of what we have been taught about Ancient Egypt is the product of narrow-minded visions of the past Drawing on a lifetime of research, John Romer chronicles the history of Ancient Egypt from the building of the Great Pyramid through the rise and fall of the Middle Kingdom: a peak of Pharaonic culture and the period when writing first flourished. He reveals how the grand narratives of nineteenth and twentieth-century Egyptologists have misled us by portraying a culture of cruel monarchs and chronic war. Instead, based in part on discoveries of the past two decades, this extraordinary account shows what we can really learn from the remaining architecture, objects and writing: a history based on physical reality.
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A Very English Scandal: Sex, Lies And A Murder Plot At The Heart Of The Establishment by John Preston : INR1698 ISBN: 9780241215722

The shocking true story of the first British politician to stand trial for murder Behind oak-panelled doors in the House of Commons, men with cut-glass accents and gold signet rings are conspiring to murder. It''s the late 1960s and homosexuality has only just been legalised, and Jeremy Thorpe, the leader of the Liberal party, has a secret he''s desperate to hide. As long as Norman Scott, his beautiful, unstable lover is around, Thorpe''s brilliant career is at risk. With the help of his fellow politicians, Thorpe schemes, deceives, embezzles - until he can see only one way to silence Scott for good. The trial of Jeremy Thorpe changed our society forever: it was the moment the British public discovered the truth about its political class. Illuminating the darkest secrets of the Establishment, the Thorpe affair revealed such breath-taking deceit and corruption in an entire section of British society that, at the time, hardly anyone dared believe it could be true. A Very English Scandal is an eye-opening tale of how the powerful protect their own, and an extraordinary insight into the forces that shaped modern Britain.
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Pears' Cyclopaedia 2016-2017 by Books : INR2545 ISBN: 9780241244715

The quintessentially British almanac, Pears'' Cyclopaedia continues to inform and intrigue generations of readers with its unique mix of solid facts and fascinating gems. Now reaching its 125th edition, this ultimate volume offers clear and concise information on such wide-ranging subjects as global events, Norse mythology and modern cinema. Updated regularly by editor Chris Cook and his panel of experts, this handy and beautiful edition includes new entries for all major events from 2016-17 and all the traditional favourites - from public figures and celebrities, through medical matters and classical mythology, to a gazetteer of the British Isles and the latest tax advice. This is a world of knowledge rolled into one must-have volume - the Swiss army knife of reference books.
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The Beast Within by Emile Zola : INR707 ISBN: 9780241261736

''The train ran on without a driver, on and on, like some mindless, unseeing beast...'' One of Zola''s darkest and most violent works - a tense thriller of political corruption and a graphic exploration of the criminal mind, as a murder is committed on the new railways of the Second Empire. 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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The Wisdom Of Wolves by Elli H. Radinger : INR1648 ISBN: 9780241346716

In this unforgettable book, wolf expert and naturalist Elli Radinger draws on her 25 years of first-hand experience among the wolves of Yellowstone National Park to tell us their remarkable stories. Wolves aren''t wolfish. They can die of broken hearts, show tenderness to their young and elderly, and their packs are led by couples, with the key decisions made by females. They play, they pretend and they predate. They are more complex than we ever knew and more like us than we ever imagined. You''ll meet Oh-Six, the she-wolf whose bold hunting technique astounded the most experienced biologists, Casanova who succeeded in luring his love away from her pack, and Druid alpha male 21, the magnanimous and compassionate leader. Ultimately, Radinger shows how much we can learn from these beautiful and mysterious creatures, and how much there is to gain from emulating the wisdom of wolves.
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If You'd Just Let Me Finish by Jeremy Clarkson : INR1549 ISBN: 9780241366745

Clarkson is back with a brand new book of hilarious stories and observations about our gone-wrong world. ___________ In November 2016 we woke up to the news that the forthright presenter of a popular television programme had become the most powerful man on the planet. His name, sadly, was not Jeremy Clarkson, but we might not have been any more surprised if it had been. Because the world seems to have taken a decidedly odd turn since Jeremy last reflected on the state of things between the covers of a book. But who better than JC to help us navigate our way through the mess? And while he''s being trying to make sense of it all he''s discovered one or two things along the way, including - The disabling effects of being vegan- How Blackpool might be improved by drilling a hole through it- The problem with meditation- A perfect location for rebuilding Palmyra- Why Tom Cruise can worship lizards if he wants to It''s all been a bit unsettling. But don''t worry. If You''d Just Let Me Finish is Clarkson at his best. He may be as bemused, exasperated, amused and surprised as the rest of us, but in a world gone crazy, thank God someone has still got his head screwed on ... Praise for Clarkson: ''Brilliant...laugh-out-loud'' - Daily Telegraph ''Outrageously funny...will have you in stitches'' - Time Out ''Very funny...I cracked up laughing on the tube'' - Evening Standard
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The Good Mother by Sinead Moriarty : INR801 ISBN: 9780241970744

''A heart-warming and a heart-breaking story, beautifully written and sensitive ... compelling'' Woman''s Way ''A fascinating exploration of difficult subjects ... Moriarty writes with compelling authority'' Irish Times ''There is warmth and heart aplenty in this delicately told story'' Daily Mail ''OMG! I''m an emotional wreck after reading this novel, probably not helped by the fact that I pulled an all-nighter to finish it ... I just could not put it down'' Eileen Dunne, RTÉ Kate has been through the fire with her three children ... Having been left devastated and homeless after her husband''s affair and the break-up of their family, somehow she has pulled through. Though times are still tough, she''s beginning to see the start of a new life. But when twelve-year-old Jesssica is diagnosed with cancer, Kate''s resilience is put to the ultimate test. She has an eighteen-year-old son consumed with hatred of his father, a seven-year-old who is bewildered and acting up and an ex-husband who won''t face up to his responsibilities. And in the middle of it a beloved child who is trying to be brave but is getting sicker by the day. Kate knows she must put to one side her own fear and heartbreak and do right by her children, particularly Jessica. But maybe doing the right thing means doing the unthinkable? Praise for Sinéad Moriarty: ''Heartfelt and deeply moving ... I couldn''t put it down.'' Susan Lewis ''Intriguing and thought provoking ... a great read.'' Katie Fforde ''Gripping and thought-provoking - I was desperate to discover how it would pan out!'' Paige Toon ''We ate this fabulous story up - 4 stars'' Heat magazine ''Love, lies and longing - this has it all - 4 stars'' Woman magazine ''Intriguing - a dramatic twist in the tale will keep you engrossed.'' Candis
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An Affair With My Mother: A Story Of Adoption, Secrecy And Love by Caitriona Palmer : INR896 ISBN: 9780241971734

''Incredibly moving'' --Anne Enright, winner of the Man Booker Prize An Affair with My Mother by Caitriona Palmer: a moving and gripping story of love, denial and a daughter''s quest for the truth. Caitriona Palmer had a happy childhood in Dublin, raised by loving adoptive parents. But when she was in her late twenties, she realized that she had a strong need to know the woman who had given birth to her. She was able to locate her birth mother, Sarah, and they developed a strong attachment. But Sarah set one painful condition to this joyous new relationship: she wished to keep it - to keep Caitriona - secret from her family, from her friends, from everyone. Who was Sarah, and why did she want to preserve a decades-old secret? An Affair with My Mother tells the story of Caitriona''s quest to answer these questions, and of the intense, furtive ''affair'' she and her mother conducted in carefully chosen locations around Dublin. By turns heartwarming and heartbreaking, An Affair with My Mother is a searing portrait of the social and familial forces that left Sarah - and so many other unwed Irish mothers of her generation - frightened, traumatized and bereft. It is also a beautifully written account of a remarkable relationship. ''Caitriona Palmer has called out the false shame of her origins, with a kind of anguished courage that is incredibly moving. An Affair With My Mother is a forensic account of how it feels to be - in the interests of Catholic respectability - excluded from the facts of your own life. In its commitment to family love, to joy and truth, it is a gift.'' Anne Enright, winner of the Man Booker Prize
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Love, Nina: Despatches From Family Life by Nina Stibbe : INR801 ISBN: 9780241976715

Being a nanny is great. Not like a job really, just like living in someone else''s life. Today before breakfast Sam had to empty the dishwasher and Will had to feed the cat. Sam: I hate emptying the dishwasher. MK: We all do, that''s why we take turns. Will: I hate the cat. MK: We all do, that''s why we take turns. In the 1980s Nina Stibbe wrote letters home to her sister in Leicester describing her trials and triumphs as a nanny to a London family. There''s a cat nobody likes, a visiting dog called Ted Hughes (Ted for short) and suppertime visits from a local playwright. Not to mention the two boys, their favourite football teams, and rude words, a very broad-minded mother and assorted nice chairs. From the mystery of the unpaid milk bill and the avoidance of nuclear war to mealtime discussions on pie filler, the greats of English literature, swearing in German and sexually transmitted diseases, Love, Nina is a wonderful celebration of bad food, good company and the relative merits of Thomas Hardy and Enid Blyton.
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Diana by Sarah Bradford : INR1037 ISBN: 9780241980705

Sarah Bradford''s Diana is a complex and explosive study of the greatest icon of the twentieth century. Glamour. Duty. Tragedy: The Woman Behind the Princess. After more than a decade interviewing those closest to the Princess and her select circle, Sarah Bradford exposes the real Diana: the blighted childhood, the old-fashioned courtship which saw her capture the Prince of Wales, the damage caused by the spectre of Camilla Parker Bowles, through to the collapse of the royal marriage and Diana''s final and complicated year as single woman. Diana paints an honest portrait of a woman riddled with contradictions and whose vulnerability and unique empathy with the suffering made her one of the most extraordinary figures of the modern age. ''Bradford has a real grasp of history and the ability to make it spark into new life'' Sunday Telegraph ''Bradford''s forte, ever since she was a history-mad girl, is thinking herself into other lives'' Daily Telegraph Sarah Bradford is a historian and biographer. Her books include Cesare Borgia (1976), Disraeli (1982), winner of the New York Times Book of the Year, Princess Grace (1984), Sacherevell Sitwell (1993), Elizabeth: A Biography of Her Majesty the Queen (1996), America''s Queen: The Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (2000), Lucrezia Borgia (2005) and Diana (2007). She frequently appears on television as an authority on her biographical subjects and as a commentator on notable royal events. She is currently working on a full scale biography of Queen Victoria. She lives in London.
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The Break by Marian Keyes : INR2084 ISBN: 9780718179724

Marian Keyes'' ALL-NEW novel . . . ''Classic Marian Keyes: a blizzard of wit and wisecracks. Mercilessly funny'' The Times ------------------------ Amy''s husband Hugh has run away to ''find himself''. But will he ever come back? ''Myself and Hugh . . . We''re taking a break.'' ''A city-with-fancy-food sort of break?'' If only. Amy''s husband Hugh says he isn''t leaving her. He still loves her, he''s just taking a break - from their marriage, their children and, most of all, from their life together. Six months to lose himself in South East Asia. And there is nothing Amy can say or do about it. Yes, it''s a mid-life crisis, but let''s be clear: a break isn''t a break up - yet . . . However, for Amy it''s enough to send her - along with her extended family of gossips, misfits and troublemakers - teetering over the edge. For a lot can happen in six-months. When Hugh returns, if he returns, will he be the same man she married? Will Amy be the same woman? Because if Hugh is on a break from their marriage, then so is she . . . The Break is a story about the choices we make and how those choices help to make us. It is Marian Keyes at her funniest, wisest and brilliant best. ''Just brilliant'' Sunday Times ''Girl-power at its best. I laughed . . . I cried'' Daily Mail ''Another belter. Full of brilliantly fun characters, genuine emotion and heaps of charm. We loved it!'' Heat ''Keyes writes extremely well about modern women. A breezy, candid and deeply felt account of a wife, mother and career woman rediscovering herself'' Metro ''Fabulously entertaining. Classic Keyes. The queen of intelligent women''s fiction'' Sunday Mirror ''A glorious life-affirming novel with Keyes on top form'' Woman & Home ''When it comes to writing page-turners that put a smile on your face and make you think, Keyes is in a class of her own'' Daily Express
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Meg And Mog Audio Collection by Helen Nicoll : INR707 ISBN: 9780241375792

Helen Nicoll worked with Jan Pienkowski for over forty years, first at the BBC and then on the Meg and Mog stories. She owned and ran the audio company Cover to Cover for many years. Helen lived in Marlborough, Wiltshire. She died on September 30, 2012.Jan Pienkowski was born in Warsaw in 1936. After creating his first book at the age of eight, Jan went on to excel in his chosen field of design, working in such diverse areas as television, theatre and greetings cards. Published in 1968, A Necklace of Raindrops was the first of several wonderful collaborations between Jan and Joan Aiken - and it was also the very first book Jan illustrated. For over forty years, he has also worked on the Meg and Mog books. He has since twice won the Kate Greenaway Medal for Illustration, and has created many instantly recognizable classics.
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Doctor Who: The Essential Guide: Twelfth Doctor Edition by Bbc Children's Books : INR1338 ISBN: 9781405926775

A new edition of the ultimate and most essential guide to Doctor Who, now updated to include all twelve incarnations of the Doctor and covering all his newest adventures from Series 8 and 9. With fascinating facts from all of space and time, as well as information on the Doctor''s helpful companions and fearsome foes, this book will tell all about the Doctor''s TARDIS, his regenerations, and much, much more!
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Diana by Sarah Bradford : INR1038 ISBN: 9780140276718

Sarah Bradford''s Diana is a complex and explosive study of the greatest icon of the twentieth century. Glamour. Duty. Tragedy: The Woman Behind the Princess. After more than a decade interviewing those closest to the Princess and her select circle, Sarah Bradford exposes the real Diana: the blighted childhood, the old-fashioned courtship which saw her capture the Prince of Wales, the damage caused by the spectre of Camilla Parker Bowles, through to the collapse of the royal marriage and Diana''s final and complicated year as single woman. Diana paints an honest portrait of a woman riddled with contradictions and whose vulnerability and unique empathy with the suffering made her one of the most extraordinary figures of the modern age. ''Bradford has a real grasp of history and the ability to make it spark into new life'' Sunday Telegraph ''Bradford''s forte, ever since she was a history-mad girl, is thinking herself into other lives'' Daily Telegraph Sarah Bradford is a historian and biographer. Her books include Cesare Borgia (1976), Disraeli (1982), winner of the New York Times Book of the Year, Princess Grace (1984), Sacherevell Sitwell (1993), Elizabeth: A Biography of Her Majesty the Queen (1996), America''s Queen: The Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (2000), Lucrezia Borgia (2005) and Diana (2007). She frequently appears on television as an authority on her biographical subjects and as a commentator on notable royal events. She is currently working on a full scale biography of Queen Victoria. She lives in London.
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A History Of Ancient Egypt, Volume 2: From The Great Pyramid To The Fall Of The Middle Kingdom by John Romer : INR1262 ISBN: 9780141399720

This definitive, multi-volume history of the world''s first known state reveals that much of what we have been taught about Ancient Egypt is the product of narrow-minded visions of the past Drawing on a lifetime of research, John Romer chronicles the history of Ancient Egypt from the building of the Great Pyramid through the rise and fall of the Middle Kingdom: a peak of Pharaonic culture and the period when writing first flourished. He reveals how the grand narratives of nineteenth and twentieth-century Egyptologists have misled us by portraying a culture of cruel monarchs and chronic war. Instead, based in part on discoveries of the past two decades, this extraordinary account shows what we can really learn from the remaining architecture, objects and writing: a history based on physical reality.
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Colour Bar: Movie Tie-in: A United Kingdom by Susan Williams : INR1037 ISBN: 9780141985701

The true story of a love which defied family, Apartheid, and empire - the inspiration for the major new feature film A United Kingdom, starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike London, 1947. He was the heir to an African kingdom. She was a white English insurance clerk. When they met and fell in love, it would change the world. This is the inspiring true story of Seretse Khama and Ruth Williams, whose marriage sent shockwaves through the establishment, defied an empire - and, finally, triumphed over the prejudices of their age. ''Reading the book, I realised that I had never seen an African love story of this cinematic scope. It spoke to me as an African, as a man, as a romantic'' David Oyelowo ''A story of forgiveness and healing ... as relevant today as when the whole drama was being played out'' Alexander McCall Smith ''Unmissable ... A love story for the ages ... One of the best films of the year'' Daily Mail ''Irresistible storytelling'' Guardian ''Genuinely moving ... Fascinating and timely'' Time Out
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Broken Heart Club by Cathy Cassidy : INR707 ISBN: 9780141372754

Andie, Eden, Ryan, Tasha and Hasmita love being part of the Heart Club. They''ve promised to stay best friends forever and nothing can tear them apart. But sometimes things happen that you couldn''t ever have expected and forever might not be as long as you think. Now, two years later, Eden and Ryan are haunted by memories of the past. Can they find a way to bring the club back together or is it too late to mend a broken heart? A gorgeous new story from the bestselling author of The Chocolate Box Girls series.
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Early Learning Abc 52 Flash Cards by Ladybird : INR707 ISBN: 9781409302742

Introduce your children the alphabet with Ladybird Early Learning ABC flash cards.This Early Learning bumper flash card pack is perfect for familiarising young children with the alphabet. The first 26 double-sided cards help to teach both the big and little letter shapes, while the next 26 cards introduce the phonic letter sounds - ''a'' as in apple and ''b'' as in bird. Also included in the pack are comprehensive hints and tips for parents and ideas for fun games to play, as well as 30 motivational stickers.If you enjoyed these flash cards you could also try the Ladybird Early Learning 123 flash cards.
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Anthony Powell by Hilary Spurling : INR1037 ISBN: 9780141030791

BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2017 in The Sunday Times, Spectator, Mail on Sunday, Observer and Financial Times ''A landmark biography'' The Times, Books of the Year ''One of our generation''s greatest biographers'' London Review of Books ''Witty, spirited, richly crowded with incident and character - a joy to read'' Prospect From the author of the prize-winning Matisse The Master comes an essential biography of one of 20th century Britain''s greatest literary minds Anthony Powell: the literary genius who gave us A Dance to the Music of Time, an epic twelve spectacular volume cyle of novels about twentieth century British society. This comic masterpiece teems with idiosyncratic characters, capturing Britain through war and peace in all its eccentricity. And it was inspired by the author''s own life immersed in rich social intrigue - debutante balls, penniless muses, publisher feuds, summers on the French Riviera, weekend parties at country houses, and friendships with everyone from Evelyn Waugh to Graham Greene to VS Naipaul... Hilary Spurling brings all this back to vivid life, investigating the friends, relations, lovers and acquaintances, fools and savants who surrounded Anthony Powell, and who he immortalised in his magnificent literary legacy. * Discover Anthony Powell''s A Dance to the Music of Time series, available in paperback and e-book from Arrow.
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Shiang: Two Ancient Cities. One Final War. Empire Of Salt Book Ii by C. F. Iggulden : INR1345 ISBN: 9780718186760

Become one of the first to read the second book in the bestselling Empire of Salt trilogy the epic fantasy series. ''Must read now! Iggulden is clearly having fun pitching his heroes and villains into bloody combat'' SciFiNow ___________ IF THESE STONES COULD SPEAK . . . THEY WOULD CALL FOR WAR. In Shiang, the young king rules without dissent. Mazer swordsmen stand watch on every corner, looking for the first sign of rebellion. This city is a place of quiet and slow dignity, like a man eating rice with a razor pressed against his throat. Yet with one sharp movement, order is overturned. The balance of centuries is undone in the sudden spill of blood - and in the darkness, something terrible returns to Shiang. Far to the west, four Shiang masters approach the city walls of Darien. The sword saint and his companions have crossed a continent to bring an old man home for punishment. They will not be denied, even if the whole city stands in their way. TWO ANCIENT CITIES. ONE FINAL WAR. ___________ Discover where it all began in Darien, the first book in the Empire of Salt trilogy.
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George V (penguin Monarchs): The Unexpected King by David Cannadine : INR509 ISBN: 9780141988726

The acclaimed Penguin Monarchs series: short, fresh, expert accounts of England''s rulers - now in paperback For a man with such conventional tastes and views, George V had a revolutionary impact. Almost despite himself he marked a decisive break with his flamboyant predecessor Edward VII, inventing the modern monarchy, with its emphasis on frequent public appearances, family values and duty. George V was an effective war-leader and inventor of ''the House of Windsor''. In an era of ever greater media coverage - frequently filmed and initiating the British Empire Christmas broadcast - George became for 25 years a universally recognised figure. He was also the only British monarch to take his role as Emperor of India seriously. While his great rivals (Tsar Nicolas and Kaiser Wilhelm) ended their reigns in catastrophe, he plodded on. David Cannadine''s sparkling account of his reign could not be more enjoyable, a masterclass in how to write about Monarchy, that central - if peculiar - pillar of British life.
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Spot Goes On Holiday by Eric Hill : INR773 ISBN: 9780141343778

Mum and Dad are taking Spot on holiday, where he gets to play in the sand, swim in the ocean and even makes a new friend! Toddlers will love joining Spot at the beach in this classic picture book. With fun flaps to train fine motor skills and an adventure to encourage curiosity and exploration, this is great for early learning and play. If you loved this, try these titles for more lift-the-flap fun: Where''s Spot? Spot Goes to School Spot Goes to the Farm
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Penguin Classics Ursule Mirouet by Honoré De Balzac : INR801 ISBN: 9780141396705

In 1842, eight years before his death, Balzac described Ursule Mirouet as the masterpiece of all the studies of human society that he had written; he regarded the book as ''a remarkable tour de force''. An essentially simple tale about the struggle and triumph of innocence reviled, Ursule Mirouet is characterized by that wealth of penetrating observation so readily associated with Balzac''s work. The twin themes of redemption and rebirth are illuminated by a consistently passionate rejection of both philosophic and practical materialism in favour of love. In this case love is aided by supernatural intervention, which itself effectively illustrates Balzac''s life-long fascination with the occult.
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Germany: Memories Of A Nation by Neil Macgregor : INR1002 ISBN: 9780141979786

From Neil MacGregor, the author of A History of the World in 100 Objects, this is a view of Germany like no other For the past 140 years, Germany has been the central power in continental Europe. Twenty-five years ago a new German state came into being. How much do we really understand this new Germany, and how do its people now understand themselves? Neil MacGregor argues that uniquely for any European country, no coherent, over-arching narrative of Germany''s history can be constructed, for in Germany both geography and history have always been unstable. Its frontiers have constantly floated. Königsberg, home to the greatest German philosopher, Immanuel Kant, is now Kaliningrad, Russia; Strasbourg, in whose cathedral Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Germany''s greatest writer, discovered the distinctiveness of his country''s art and history, now lies within the borders of France. For most of the five hundred years covered by this book Germany has been composed of many separate political units, each with a distinct history. And any comfortable national story Germans might have told themselves before 1914 was destroyed by the events of the following thirty years. German history may be inherently fragmented, but it contains a large number of widely shared memories, awarenesses and experiences; examining some of these is the purpose of this book. Beginning with the fifteenth-century invention of modern printing by Gutenberg, MacGregor chooses objects and ideas, people and places which still resonate in the new Germany - porcelain from Dresden and rubble from its ruins, Bauhaus design and the German sausage, the crown of Charlemagne and the gates of Buchenwald - to show us something of its collective imagination. There has never been a book about Germany quite like it.
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Ladybird Listens - Space by Ladybird : INR801 ISBN: 9780241394786

Ladybird Listens - Space
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Roald Dahl's Book Of Ghost Stories by Roald Dahl : INR896 ISBN: 9780241955710

Fourteen terrifying ghost stories chosen by the master of the macabre, Roald Dahl. ''Spookiness is the real purpose of the ghost story. It should give you the creeps and disturb your thoughts . . .'' Who better to choose the ultimate in spine-chillers than Roald Dahl, whose own sinister stories have teased and twisted the imagination of millions? Here are fourteen of his favourite ghost stories, including Sheridan Le Fanu''s The Ghost of a Hand, Edith Wharton''s Afterward, Cynthia Asquith''s The Corner Shop and Mary Treadgold''s The Telephone. Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and many more classics for children, also wrote scores of short stories for adults. These delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and were most recently the inspiration for the West End play, Roald Dahl''s Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl''s stories continue to make readers shiver today.
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Curiocity: An Alternative A-z Of London by Henry Eliot : INR2167 ISBN: 9780141980799

''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 ''A glorious and delightful compendium and guide to London from Above, Below and all the in-betweens'' Neil Gaiman Curiocity is a London book unlike any other. Its 26 chapters weave together facts, myths, stories, riddles, essays, diagrams, illustrations and itineraries to explore every aspect of life in the capital. At the heart of each chapter is a hand-drawn map, charting everything from thecity''s islands and underground spaces, to its erogenous zones and dystopian futures. Taking you from Atlas to Zones, via Congestion, Folkmoot, Pearls and Xenophilia, Curiocity will transform the way you see London. ''The greatest book about London published in modern times ... an illuminated manuscript for the 21st century city'' Londonist ''Here is something different ... the literary equivalent of Sir John Soane''s Museum ... quite breathtaking'' The Times Literary Supplement ''Remarkable ... a nerdy Londoner''s paradise ... an exquisite 450-page cross between an encyclopaedia and an artwork'' Evening Standard ''Utterly extraordinary'' Tom Holland ''However well you think you know London, you will discover something newon virtually every page, and the things you know well will be seen completely differently'' The London Society
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Even Money by Dick Francis : INR755 ISBN: 9780141048734

Even Money is the gripping Dick Francis novel by Dick Francis and Felix Francis. Royal Ascot''s first day, and bookmaker Ned Talbot watches helplessly as a string of favourites come in. With the punters totting up their winnings, he counts his losses. Then an old man steps forward with a very different claim. The father Ned never knew - long ago believed killed in a car crash - is standing before him. Barely an hour later, Ned''s newly-found father is dying in Ascot''s car park. Stabbed by an unknown assailant, he warns Ned ''be very careful''. But of whom? Of what? Ned races to discover the truth behind his father''s disappearance and sudden reappearance. It''s not just money on the line now. It''s lives. From Felix Francis and Dick Francis, the bestselling co-authors of Dead Heat comes Even Money, the latest Dick Francis novel. Packed with all the hair-raising suspense and excitement readers know and love from Dick Francis, Even Money is the most thrilling yet. Praise for the Dick Francis novels: ''The Francis flair is clear for all to see'' Daily Mail ''Spare, efficient and unflashy . . . inexorably draws you in'' Daily Telegraph ''The master of suspense and intrigue'' Country Life ''Still the master'' Racing Post Dick Francis was one of the most successful post-war National Hunt jockeys. 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 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. Felix Francis is the younger of Dick''s two sons. Since 2006, Felix has taken a more significant role in the writing, first with Dead Heat and then increasingly with the bestsellers, Silks and Even Money. Crossfire is the fourth novel of this father-and-son collaboration.
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Stancliffe's Hotel by Charlotte Bronte : INR243 ISBN: 9780241251706

''Reader, if you''re ready, so am I.'' These witty vignettes, set in Charlotte Brontë''s imaginary world of Angria, feature debauched aristocrats, high-society courtesans and the rakish, brooding hero Zamorna, and offer a fascinating insight into Brontë''s early writing. 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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Doctor Who: Official Annual 2019 by Bbc : INR823 ISBN: 9781405933766

Find the Doctor. Save the universe. A Doctor Who Annual with a difference. This year, you''ll be taken on an incredible journey - the Thirteenth Doctor is missing, and it''s up to you to find her! Take on fiendish puzzles, quizzes and games as you meet some old Doctor Who faces along the way. Completed your mission? Then you''ll be granted incredible insight into the Thirteenth Doctor and her first journey in time and space. There will be an all-new TARDIS to explore, alien tech to examine (with a brand-new sonic screwdriver!) and monsters to defeat. A must-have adventure for all Doctor Who fans, old and new.
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Peter Rabbit Book And Snuggle Blanket by Beatrix Potter : INR1273 ISBN: 9780723286714

A Peter Rabbit book and blanket - the perfect gift for new babies! This beautiful gift set includes a sturdy board book edition of the classic children''s book The Tale of Peter Rabbit alongside a soft and snuggly blanket. A brilliant introduction to Peter Rabbit and a wonderful present for a new baby or toddler. Beatrix Potter is regarded as one of the world''s best-loved children''s authors of all time. From her first book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, published by Frederick Warne in 1902, she went on to create a series of stories based around animal characters including Mrs. Tiggy-winkle, Benjamin Bunny, Jemima Puddle-duck, Mr. Jeremy Fisher and Tom Kitten. Her humorous, lively tales and beautiful illustrations have become a natural part of childhood.
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Funnybones: The Black Cat: A Funnybones Story by Allan Ahlberg : INR707 ISBN: 9780141378718

In a dark dark street There is a dark dark house . . . In this FUNNYBONES story, the skeletons go sledging - WHEE! - and crashing - BANG! They can''t see their bones in the white snow but they can see a black cat . . . until she slips into their dark, dark cellar . . .
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I Love You Daddy Grizzle by Mark Sperring : INR620 ISBN: 9780723295709

A follow-up to the gorgeous How Many Sleeps till My Birthday and How Many Sleeps till Christmas. Today is a very special day - if only Little Pip could remember why! With Daddy Grizzle''s gentle help, Little Pip works out exactly why today is a day to be celebrated - it''s Father''s Day! - and they spend a glorious day doing all their favourite things. And the best thing? That''s easy - spending time together! A heart-warming story celebrating the relationship between fathers and their children - with a wonderful message.
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Mr Creep The Crook by Allan Ahlberg : INR518 ISBN: 9780723297703

Mr Creep the Crook is a bad man, and all his family are bad too - even Growler, his dog. But when he escapes from jail and heads to the seaside, he finds out that being bad is not such a good idea after all. . . The ''Happy Families'' series is designed for use 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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Meg And The Romans by David Walser : INR707 ISBN: 9780241298756

Meg and Mog meet a new friend - a Roman who is in need of help! But will Meg''s spell get him to London? Find out in this colourful new adventure and find out more about what Romans were really like... The Meg and Mog books have been entertaining children for nearly forty-five years; with their vibrant and unique artwork - they are perfect for sharing together, reading alone, and exploring the colours, shapes and characters in the pictures.
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The Odyssey by David Walser : INR707 ISBN: 9780241298794

The ultimate adventure retold for children! Odysseus must battle his way home from war with the Greek Gods pitted against him. But what will he find when he gets there? From the gory tale of the Cyclops to the trickery of the Trojan Horse, Homer''s classic, The Odyssey, is filled with stories of bravery, cleverness and heroism. This picture-book retelling of Odysseus''s epic journey is the perfect introduction to this essential story. Pienkowski is a genius Independent
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A History Of The World In 100 Objects by Neil Macgregor : INR1084 ISBN: 9780241951774

Neil MacGregor''s A History of the World in 100 Objects takes a bold, original approach to human history, exploring past civilizations through the objects that defined them. Encompassing a grand sweep of human history, A History of the World in 100 Objects begins with one of the earliest surviving objects made by human hands, a chopping tool from the Olduvai gorge in Africa, and ends with objects which characterise the world we live in today. Seen through MacGregor''s eyes, history is a kaleidoscope - shifting, interconnected, constantly surprising, and shaping our world today in ways that most of us have never imagined. A stone pillar tells us about a great Indian emperor preaching tolerance to his people; Spanish pieces of eight tell us about the beginning of a global currency; and an early Victorian tea-set speaks to us about the impact of empire. An intellectual and visual feast, this is one of the most engrossing and unusual history books published in years. ''Brilliant, engagingly written, deeply researched'' Mary Beard, Guardian ''A triumph: hugely popular, and rightly lauded as one of the most effective and intellectually ambitious initiatives in the making of ''public history'' for many decades'' Sunday Telegraph ''Highly intelligent, delightfully written and utterly absorbing '' Timothy Clifford, Spectator ''This is a story book, vivid and witty, shining with insights, connections, shocks and delights'' Gillian Reynolds Daily Telegraph
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Origins Of The Second World War by A J Taylor : INR901 ISBN: 9780140136722

A.J.P. Taylor''s bestselling The Origins of the Second World War overturns popular myths about the outbreak of war. One of the most popular and controversial historians of the twentieth century, who made his subject accessible to millions, A.J.P. Taylor caused a storm of outrage with this scandalous bestseller. Debunking what were accepted truths about the Second World War, he argued provocatively that Hitler did not set out to cause the war as part of an evil master plan, but blundered into it partly by accident, aided by the shortcomings of others.Fiercely attacked for vindicating Hitler, A.J.P. Taylor''s stringent re-examination of the events preceding the Nazi invasion of Poland on 1st September 1939 opened up new debate, and is now recognized as a brilliant and classic piece of scholarly research. ''Taylor''s most perfect work of art, a miracle of proportion, language and insight''  Robert Skidelsky ''A dazzling exercise in revisionism which summed up Taylor''s paradoxical, provocative and inventive approach to history''  The Times ''Taylor was a lifelong dissenter ... at his best - as in The Origins of the Second World War ... he shifted the ground of major debates''  Ben Pimlott, Financial Times ''No historian of the past century has been more accessible''  Niall Ferguson, Sunday Telegraph ''An almost faultless masterpiece''  Observer ''Highly original and penetrating ... No one who has digested this enthralling work will ever be able to look at the period again in quite the same way''  Sunday Telegraph A.J.P. Taylor (1906-90) was one of the most controversial historians of the twentieth century. He served as a lecturer at the Universities of Manchester, Oxford, and London.
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Funnybones: The Pet Shop: A Funnybones Story by Allan Ahlberg : INR707 ISBN: 9780141378701

In a dark dark street There is a dark dark house . . . In this FUNNYBONES story, the big skeleton and the little skeleton are fed up with the dog skeleton and decide to swap him at the pet shop. They start off with a goldfish but soon get tired of him and swap him for a parrot - but soon they get bored of him too . . . Eventually the pet shop owner gives them a box to take home with a surprise pet inside. What do you think it will be?
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How It Works: The Sister by Jason Hazeley : INR632 ISBN: 9780718188702

The PERFECT STOCKING FILLER for anyone who has been having the same argument since 2001 or who no longer has ANY of their own clothes left, i.e. someone who is, or has ever been a sister. ''This is a sister. Wherever you go, whatever you do, a sister will always be there. Which can get really annoying.'' _____________ ''Over the years, Gareth has bought his sister Kelly every possible birthday present he can find related to the film he remembers her enjoying in 1989. Kelly has had to come to terms with the idea that though they spent half their lives together, Gareth was not really paying attention for most of it.'' This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them. The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text. ''Hilarious'' Stylist
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Battle Of Trafalgar: A Ladybird Expert Book by Sam Willis : INR943 ISBN: 9780718188733

Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, The Battle of Trafalgar is an accessible and authoritative introduction to the battle that marked the defeat of Napoleon''s plans to invade Britain. 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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Beowulf: A Ladybird Expert Book by Janina Ramirez : INR943 ISBN: 9780718189730

Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Beowulf is an accessible, authoritative, and entertaining introduction to the Anglo-Saxon epic. 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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Chemistry Of Life 4e by Steven Rose : INR1197 ISBN: 9780140272734

First published in 1966, THE CHEMISTRY OF LIFE has held its own as a clear and authoritative introduction to the world of biochemistry. This fourth edition has been fully updated and revised to include the latest developments in DNA and protein synthesis, cell regulation, and their social and medical implications.
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Modern Classics Waves by Virginia Woolf : INR707 ISBN: 9780141182711

A formally innovative work of modernist fiction, Virginia Woolf''s The Waves is edited with an introduction by Kate Flint in Penguin Modern Classics. More than any of Virginia Woolf''s other novels, The Waves conveys the full complexity and richness of human experience. Tracing the lives of a group of friends, The Waves follows their development from childhood to youth and middle age. While social events, individual achievements and disappointments form its narrative, the novel is most remarkable for the rich poetic language that expresses the inner life of its characters: their aspirations, their triumphs and regrets, their awareness of unity and isolation. Separately and together, they query the relationship of past to present, and the meaning of life itself. 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 The Waves, you might like Woolf''s Mrs Dalloway, also available in Penguin Classics. ''A book of great beauty and a prose poem of genius'' Stephen Spender ''Full of sensuous touches ... the sounds of her words can be velvet on the page'' Maggie Gee, Daily Telegraph
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If You'd Just Let Me Finish by Jeremy Clarkson : INR2026 ISBN: 9780241366738

Clarkson is back with a brand new book of hilarious stories and observations about our gone-wrong world. ___________ In November 2016 we woke up to the news that the forthright presenter of a popular television programme had become the most powerful man on the planet. His name, sadly, was not Jeremy Clarkson, but we might not have been any more surprised if it had been. Because the world seems to have taken a decidedly odd turn since Jeremy last reflected on the state of things between the covers of a book. But who better than JC to help us navigate our way through the mess? And while he''s being trying to make sense of it all he''s discovered one or two things along the way, including - The disabling effects of being vegan- How Blackpool might be improved by drilling a hole through it- The problem with meditation- A perfect location for rebuilding Palmyra- Why Tom Cruise can worship lizards if he wants to It''s all been a bit unsettling. But don''t worry. If You''d Just Let Me Finish is Clarkson at his best. He may be as bemused, exasperated, amused and surprised as the rest of us, but in a world gone crazy, thank God someone has still got his head screwed on ... Praise for Clarkson: ''Brilliant...laugh-out-loud'' - Daily Telegraph ''Outrageously funny...will have you in stitches'' - Time Out ''Very funny...I cracked up laughing on the tube'' - Evening Standard
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Doctor Who: Model-building Book by Bbc Children's Books : INR896 ISBN: 9781405921701

A mega model-making book for all ingenious fans of Doctor Who! Inside this book, you''ll find three fantastic Doctor Who model-building challenges to complete. Press out the pieces to create cool keepsake models of the TARDIS, a Dalek, K-9 and a sinister Cyberman head! Featuring easy-to-follow instructions plus fact file pages, Doctor Who fans everywhere will love this creative construction book.
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Felix The Railway Cat by Kate Moore : INR801 ISBN: 9781405929783

*THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER* It will make you laugh and it will make you cry: Felix The Railway Cat is the extraordinary tale of a close-knit community and its amazing bond with a very special cat. ''The global sensation'' Daily Telegraph When Felix arrived at Yorkshire''s Huddersfield Train Station as an eight-week-old kitten, no one knew just how important this little ball of fluff would become. Although she has a vital job to do as ''Senior Pest Controller'', Felix is much more than just an employee of TransPennine Express. Felix changes lives in surprising ways. She is always ready to leap into action and save the day: from bringing a boy with autism out of his shell to providing comfort to a runaway child shivering on the platform one night. So when tragedy hits the team at Huddersfield, it is only Felix who can pull them back together. But a chance friendship with a commuter that she waits for her on the platform every morning finally gives Felix the recognition she deserves, catapulting her to international stardom . . . Royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to Prostate Cancer UK (registered charity 1005541, SC039332).
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Doctor Who 12 Doctors 12 Stories 12 Book 12 Postcard Gift Set by Bbc Bbc : INR1505 ISBN: 9780141359717

A gorgeous, highly collectible gift edition of 12 Doctors, 12Stories, featuring 12 beautifully designed mini paperbacks and 12 exclusivepostcards in a TARDIS slipcase. Twelve amazing adventures for the 12 Doctorswritten by 12 of the most exciting authors living in our galaxy today, includingtwo Children''s Laureates, Eoin Colfer and Malorie Blackman, and Michael Scott,Marcus Sedgwick, Philip Reeve, Patrick Ness, Richelle Mead, Alex Scarrow,Charlie Higson, Derek Landy, and Neil Gaiman, plus an adventure of the TwelfthDoctor by best-selling author Holly Black.
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The Ladybird Book Of Balls by Jason Hazeley : INR626 ISBN: 9780718188719

THE PERFECT GIFT for those obsessed with the World Cup. __________________________________ ''If Ben were only happy when his favourite team did well, he would not be happy very often. Instead Ben is happy whenever a team he hates does badly. There are lots and lots of those.''__________________________________ ''BBC Radio 5 Live has cut away from coverage of the worst mainland terrorist atrocity in decades because there is an important update from the curling. Otherwise, regular listeners will complain.''__________________________________ 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 BabyThe Ladybird Book of the ExThe Ladybird Book of the NerdThe Ladybird Book of the New YouThe Ladybird Book of the Big Night OutThe Ladybird Book of the Quiet Night InPeople at Work: The Rock StarA 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 GrandparentThe 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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Penguin English Library Heart Of Darkness by Joseph Conrad : INR566 ISBN: 9780141199788

The Penguin English Library Edition of Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad ''The mind of man is capable of anything - because everything is in it, all the past as well as all the future. What was there after all? Joy, fear, sorrow, devotion, rage - who can tell? - but truth - truth stripped of its cloak of time. Let the fool gape and shudder - the man knows, and can look on without a wink'' Marlow, a seaman, tells of a journey up the Congo. His goal is the troubled European and ivory trader Kurtz. Worshipped and feared by invaders as well as natives, Kurtz has become a godlike figure, his presence pervading the jungle like a thick, obscuring mist. As his boat labours further upstream, closer and closer to Kurtz''s extraordinary and terrible domain, so Marlow finds his faith in himself and civilization crumbling. Conrad''s Heart of Darkness has been considered the most important indictment of the evils of imperialism written to date. 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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Three Ingredient Baking by Sarah Rainey : INR1138 ISBN: 9780718184797

A game-changing collection of over 100 brilliantly simple baking recipes using ONLY 3 ingredients. ''This engagingly written book would make an ideal present for children who love messing around in the kitchen, or anyone who fancies cooking something tasty with minimum fuss'' - Daily Mail As heard on BBC Radio 2''s Chris Evans Breakfast Show . . . Why not rival the Bake Off Professionals the simple way, with just three ingenious ingredients? ----------- · Make deliciously decadent golden shards of honeycomb to fold into ice cream or pile high on a showstopper cake. · Magically fluffy scones for a quintessentially quick cream tea. · Your very own slice of the tropics with dark chocolate and coconut bounty bars. · Or bake crisp, light-as-a-pillow palmier pastries. Delicious French ''palm trees'' filled with cinnamon sugar. ----------- This book makes baking easier than you ever thought possible, with 100 surprising and brilliantly simple recipes for cakes, biscuits, breads, desserts, savoury bakes and frozen treats. No long lists of ingredients here! These are fast, fun and affordable recipes to suit busy lives, small budgets, total beginners, and anyone looking to whip up something delicious at the very last minute, including gluten- and guilt-free options. Once you discover the alchemy of Three Ingredient Baking, you won''t look back. ''These recipes really work, and they all taste like they have taken five times as long to make'' The Times ''Being a star baker? It''s so simple . . . recipes that use just three ingredients to make fabulous showstoppers without any fuss'' Daily Mail ''We''re amazed that you can make so many delicious cakes, bakes and puddings with just three ingredients'' Good Food ''Have a sweet tooth but don''t have the time or equipment for complicated baking? This book might just have the answer.'' The Independent
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Magic Puppy The Perfect Secret by Sue Bentley : INR483 ISBN: 9780141324746

A world of puppy adventure from the author of the Magic Kitten series, which has sold over a million copies! Never in Madison''s wildest dreams had she imagined having a magic puppy for a friend! So when Storm, a tiny beagle puppy with a fluffy white muzzle, magically appears Madison feels like the most special girl in the whole world! Who better to help her discover an amazing surprise at the bottom of the garden!
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Roald Dahl's Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Whipple-scrumptious Sticker Activity Book by Puffin : INR435 ISBN: 9780141376707

Head inside Willy Wonka''s chocolate factory, where Charlie Bucket, Augustus Gloop, Veruca Salt and the rest await! In this fun collection of puzzles, you can complete the Oompa-Loompas'' favourite songs, help lead Violet Beauregarde to the juicing room, and find all of Mr Wonka''s finest products. This fun collection of activities includes full colour stickers and classic Quentin Blake artwork.
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Magic Puppy Sunshine Shimmers by Sue Bentley : INR523 ISBN: 9780141324760

A world of puppy adventure from the author of the Magic Kitten series, which has sold over a million copies! On holiday with her mum and dad in Spain, Della is feeling lonely and bored - her cousin Chloe couldn''t make it at the very last moment and even the swimming pool where Della is staying is smelly and full of gunk. It doesn''t look like a very fun holiday until tiny and fluffy yorkshire terrier puppy, Storm, magically arrives. Suddenly everything looks a little brighter!
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Gladiator Son Of Spartacus by Simon Scarrow : INR477 ISBN: 9780141338743

FREE from slavery, Marcus is determined to find and save his kidnapped mother. Meanwhile, his master Julius Caesar wants Marcus to help destroy the bands of rebel slaves and their leader Brixus, who plans to unite a slave army and resurrect the cause of Spartacus. But Marcus and Brixus are old allies who share a life-threatening secret. Marcus is torn between his friend and master. Can he convince Brixus now is not the time for a deadly revolt - and ask Caesar to negotiate a slave surrender before more carnage and bloodshed? ** From the #1 bestselling adult author Simon Scarrow - over 1 million copies sold. ** The perfect introduction to Roman history and gladiators for young readers - great for fans of Rick Riordan''s Percy Jackson and J. K. Rowling''s Harry Potter. ** Book 3 in the series.
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Plan For Chaos by John Wyndham : INR849 ISBN: 9780141048772

In a city that could well be New York, a series of identical women are found dead in suspicious circumstances. Magazine photographer Johnny Farthing, who is reporting on the suspected murders, is chilled to discover that his fiancée looks identical to the victims too - and then she disappears. As his investigations spiral beyond his control, he finds himself at the heart of a sinister plot that uses cloning to revive the Nazi vision of a world-powerful master race... Part detective noir, part dystopic thriller, Plan for Chaos reveals the legendary science fiction novelist grappling with some of his most urgent and personal themes.
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Penguin English Library The Man Who Was Thursday by G K Chesterton : INR707 ISBN: 9780141199771

The Penguin English Library Edition of The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton ''A man''s brain is a bomb, he cried out, loosening suddenly his strange passion and striking his own skull with violence. My brain feels like a bomb, night and day. It must expand! It must expand! A man''s brain must expand, if it breaks up the universe'' In a park in London, secret policeman Gabriel Syme strikes up a conversation with an anarchist. Sworn to do his duty, Syme uses his new acquaintance to go undercover in Europe''s Central Anarchist Council and infiltrate their deadly mission, even managing to have himself voted to the position of ''Thursday''. When Syme discovers another undercover policeman on the Council, however, he starts to question his role in their operations. And as a desperate chase across Europe begins, his confusion grows, as well as his confidence in his ability to outwit his enemies. But he has still to face the greatest terror that the Council has: a man named Sunday, whose true nature is worse than Syme could ever have imagined ... 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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Learning From Data: The Art Of Statistics by David Spiegelhalter : INR948 ISBN: 9780241258767

Statistics has played a leading role in our scientific understanding of the world for centuries, yet we are all familiar with the way statistical claims can be sensationalised, particularly in the media. In the age of big data, as data science becomes established as a discipline, a basic grasp of statistical literacy is more important than ever. In How to Tell the Truth with Statistics, David Spiegelhalter guides the reader through the essential principles we need in order to derive knowledge from data. Drawing on real world problems to introduce conceptual issues, he shows us how statistics can help us determine the luckiest passenger on the Titanic, whether serial killer Harold Shipman could have been caught earlier, and if screening for ovarian cancer is beneficial. How many trees are there on the planet? Do busier hospitals have higher survival rates? Why do old men have big ears? Spiegelhalter reveals the answers to these and many other questions - questions that can only be addressed using statistical science.
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Early Learning Key Words With Peter And Jane Flash Cards by Ladybird : INR564 ISBN: 9781409302766

A flash card set to accompany the Key Words series, from Ladybird.The bestselling Key Words with Peter and Jane reading scheme has been used successfully by parents and teachers all over the world for more than 45 years.This flash card pack contains the 100 key words that make up 50 per cent of those we read, write and speak every day. It is ideal for building reading confidence and using alongside the Key Words with Peter and Jane reading books. Use the cards and the helpful parent guide included inside the pack to help your child recognize words, build sentences and play games.
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Rat Race by Dick Francis : INR755 ISBN: 9781405916783

A classic mystery from Dick Francis, the champion of English storytellers. Matt Shore is a pilot down on his luck. Once he''d flown big jets and dropped supplies in war zones. Now he''s ferrying high-class passengers between English race courses. But when one eventful trip ends with his plane exploding in a ball of fire, Matt knows he''s not that unlucky. When the police confirm it was a bomb, Matt realises he has a problem. One of his passengers must have been the target - the question is who? Matt to find out fast - because he''s scheduled to ferry the same people over the coming weeks. Can Matt stay alive long enough to stop the bomber? 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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Assassin's Creed Book 4: Revelations by Oliver Bowden : INR697 ISBN: 9780241951736

Assassin''s Creed: Revelations is the thrilling novelisation by Oliver Bowden based on the game series. Older, wiser and more deadly than ever, Master Assassin Ezio Auditore embarks on an epic journey to find the lost library of Altair - a library that may hold the key to defeating the Templars for ever. However, a shocking discovery awaits him. The library holds no only a hidden knowledge but also the most unsettling secret the world has ever known; a secret the Templars hope to use to control humankind''s destiny. Five keys are needed to access the library - to find them, Ezio must travel to the troubled city of Constantinople, where a growing army of Templars threaten to estabalize the Ottoman Empire. Walking in the footsteps of his predecessor, Altair, Ezio must defeat the Templars for the final time. For the stakes have never been higher, and what started as a pilgrimage has become a race against time... Assassin''s Creed: Revelations is based on the phenomenally successful gaming series. Fans of the game will love these stories. Other titles in the series include Assassin''s Creed: Renaissance, Assassin''s Creed: Brotherhood, Assassin''s Creed: The Secret Crusade, and Assassin''s Creed: Forsaken. Oliver Bowden is the pen-name of an acclaimed novelist.
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Horror Stories by E. Nesbit : INR896 ISBN: 9780241261774

A groom promises to be at the church on time, even if he has to come back from the grave to do it. A man inherits a property where he discovers a portrait of a woman that will change his life forever. Two newlyweds find their dream country cottage, unaware of an ancient curse from the previous owners. A gripping, unsettling and utterly chilling collection of short stories from one of Britain''s best loved storytellers.
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The Read It Yourself With Ladybird Little Mermaid Level 3 by Ladybird Ladybird : INR382 ISBN: 9780723280705

The Little Mermaid desperately wishes to be human. What happens when the sea witch grants her wish? 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. Each book has been carefully checked by educational consultants and can be read independently at home or used in a guided reading session at school. Further content includes comprehension puzzles, helpful notes for parents, carers and teachers, and book band information for use in schools. The Little Mermaid 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 Rough Ride To The Future by James Lovelock : INR1395 ISBN: 9780241004760

In A Rough Ride to the Future, James Lovelock - the great scientific visionary of our age - presents a radical vision of humanity''s future as the thinking brain of our Earth-system James Lovelock, who has been hailed as ''the man who conceived the first wholly new way of looking at life on earth since Charles Darwin'' (Independent) and ''the most profound scientific thinker of our time'' (Literary Review) continues, in his 95th year, to be the great scientific visionary of our age. This book introduces two new Lovelockian ideas. The first is that three hundred years ago, when Thomas Newcomen invented the steam engine, he was unknowingly beginning what Lovelock calls ''accelerated evolution'', a process which is bringing about change on our planet roughly a million times faster than Darwinian evolution. The second is that as part of this process, humanity has the capacity to become the intelligent part of Gaia, the self-regulating Earth system whose discovery Lovelock first announced nearly 50 years ago. In addition, Lovelock gives his reflections on how scientific advances are made, and his own remarkable life as a lone scientist. The contribution of human beings to our planet is, Lovelock contends, similar to that of the early photosynthesisers around 3.4 billion years ago, which made the Earth''s atmosphere what it was until very recently. By our domination and our invention, we are now changing the atmosphere again. There is little that can be done about this, but instead of feeling guilty about it we should recognise what is happening, prepare for change, and ensure that we survive as a species so we can contribute to - perhaps even guide - the next evolution of Gaia. The road will be rough, but if we are smart enough life will continue on Earth in some form far into the future. Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1974, JAMES LOVELOCK is the author of more than 200 scientific papers and the originator of the Gaia Hypothesis (now Gaia Theory). His many books on the subject include Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth (1979), The Revenge of Gaia (2006), and The Vanishing Face of Gaia (2009). In 2003 he was made a Companion of Honour by Her Majesty the Queen, in 2005 Prospect magazine named him one of the world''s top 100 public intellectuals, and in 2006 he received the Wollaston Medal, the highest Award of the UK Geological Society.
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High Stakes by Dick Francis : INR755 ISBN: 9781405916738

A classic mystery from Dick Francis, the champion of English storytellers. When inventor Stephen Scott abruptly fires his winning trainer Jody Leeds, the racing world is shocked and disgusted - though not quite as angry as Leeds, who swears revenge on his former friend. But Steven is convinced that Leeds has been stealing from him - and worse - and felt he had no choice. And when Leeds decides to enact his vengance, Steven finds out just what a nasty piece of work he really is. Because now Steven is not only in fear of losing everything - but also his life. Somehow, he must prove to the world that Leeds is a vicious crook - or die trying . . . 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 ''A super chiller and killer'' New York Times Book Review 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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The Bomb Girls' Secrets by Daisy Styles : INR515 ISBN: 9781405929769

In the Phoenix Munitions Factory everyone has their secrets . . . As WWII rolls across Europe, Kitty boards a ship set for England; leaving her cruel father for war work in a munitions factory. She hadn''t wanted to leave Ireland, but the money sounded too good to resist. And money is what she really needs right now, what with tiny baby Billy back in Dublin without a father. In Lancashire Kitty settles into the hard work and soon makes new friends; the dazzling Gladys who is a talented musician, and the beautiful but nervous Violet who seems to be nursing a secret of her own. And then there is motherly Edna at the local chippy, always there for a cup of tea and a good natter when she yearns for home. Working hard in the day and playing in the Bomb Girls Swing Band by night, on the surface, life seems to be looking up. But Kitty has kept a secret from her friends. Something she needs to figure out. And when a letter arrives from home, she realises she might need their help before it''s too late and she loses her baby forever . . . Praise for Daisy Styles ''All the ingredients for a cracking story with truly endearing characters'' Annie Murray, bestselling author of Now The War Is Over ''An absolute joy to read'' Kate Thompson, bestselling author of Secrets of the Sewing Bee
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Empire Of Things: How We Became A World Of Consumers, From The 15th Century To The 21st by Frank Trentmann : INR1358 ISBN: 9780141028743

''Magnificent ... groundbreaking ... a triumph'' Peter Frankopan, author of The Silk Roads ''A masterpiece, a delight to read ... a rare and beautiful thing'' Gerard DeGroot, The Times What we consume has become the defining feature of our lives: our economies live or die by spending, we are treated more as consumers than workers, and even public services are presented to us as products in a supermarket. In this monumental study, acclaimed historian Frank Trentmann unfolds the extraordinary history that has shaped our material world, from late Ming China, Renaissance Italy and the British empire to the present. Astonishingly wide-ranging and richly detailed, Empire of Things explores how we have come to live with so much more, how this changed the course of history, and the global challenges we face as a result. ''I read Empire Of Things with unflagging fascination ... elegant, adventurous and colourful ... gleefully provocative'' John Preston, Daily Mail ''Such a pleasure to read ... From Victorian department stores to modernist kitchens, his book revels in the things that most historians tend to overlook'' Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times
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Penguin English Library A Tale Of Two Cities by Charles Dickens : INR581 ISBN: 9780141199702

The Penguin English Library Edition of A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens ''Liberty, equality, fraternity, or death; - the last, much the easiest to bestow, O Guillotine!'' Described by Dickens as ''the best story I have written'', A Tale of Two Cities interweaves thrilling historical drama with heartbreaking personal tragedy. It vividly depicts a revolutionary Paris running red with blood, and a London where the poor starve. In the midst of the chaos two men - an exiled French aristocrat and a dissolute English lawyer - are both redeemed and condemned by their love for the same woman, as the shadow of La Guillotine draws closer... 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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Fierce Bad Rabbits: The Tales Behind Children's Picture Books by Clare Pollard : INR1509 ISBN: 9780241354780

What is The Tiger Who Came to Tea really about? What has Meg and Mog got to do with Polish embroidery? Why is death in picture books so often represented by being eaten? We''ve read Green Eggs and Ham, laughed at Mr Tickle and whetted our appetites with The Very Hungry Caterpillar. But what lies behind the picture books that make up our childhood? Fierce Bad Rabbits takes us on an eye-opening journey on a pea-green boat through the history of picture books. From Edward Lear through to Beatrix Potter and contemporary picture books like Stick Man, Clare Pollard shines a light on some of our best-loved childhood stories, their histories and what they really mean. Because the best picture books are far more complex than they seem - and darker too. Monsters can gobble up children and go unnoticed, power is not always used wisely, and the wild things are closer than you think. Sparkling with wit, magic and nostalgia, Fierce Bad Rabbits weaves in tales from Clare''s own childhood, and her re-readings as a parent, with fascinating facts and theories about the authors behind the books. Introducing you to new treasures while bringing your childhood favourites to vivid life, it will make you see even stories you''ve read a hundred times afresh.
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Goodnight Pirate by Michelle Robinson : INR707 ISBN: 9780141350738

The perfect goodnight story for every child who wishes they were a pirate! Ahoy there! As a little boy says goodnight to his dressing-up clothes and toys he is transformed into a swashbuckling pirate. Michelle Robinson''s beautiful rhyming text is perfectly accompanied by Nick East''s gentle and atmospheric illustrations, which will delight and soothe little ones everywhere as they snuggle up in bed. This is the fourth instalment to the brilliant Goodnight... series, and is the perfect book for bedtime! Other titles to look out for: Goodnight Digger; Goodnight Tractor; Goodnight Princess Michelle Robinson has always wanted to be an author like her hero Roald Dahl, but all they had in common was the same birthday and a love of chocolate. Now at last, Michelle is a real author too. She lives in Frome, Somerset with her husband, son and daughter. Visit her at www.michellerobinson.co.uk. Nick East has been working as a museum designer for the past 16 years but has always been a storyteller, whether as a child, filling sketchbooks with quirky characters, or as a designer displaying a collection of ancient artifacts. Nick lives near York with his wife and two children and, when he isn''t drawing, he is out riding bikes and spending time with his family.
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My Name Is Nobody by Matthew Richardson : INR801 ISBN: 9781405924795

''PROOF THAT THE SPY GENRE IS FLOURISHING IN THE 21ST CENTURY'' Guardian ''I know for certain that there is a mole somewhere within the intelligence services . . . His codename is Nobody . . .'' Solomon Vine is a spy on a fast track to the top. But when a prisoner is shot in unexplained circumstances on his watch, only suspension and exile beckon. Three months later, MI6''s Head of Station in Istanbul is violently abducted from his home. With the Service in lockdown, uncertain of who can be trusted, thoughts turn to the missing man''s oldest friend: Solomon Vine. On the run and determined to clear his name, Vine tries to uncover the truth. But his investigation soon reveals that there''s much more at stake than the life of a single spy... ''Compelling, intense and sharply authentic'' James Swallow, bestselling author of Nomad ''A supremely confident debut'' Daily Mail ''Authentic, mysterious, fraught with deception, betrayal, and uncertain allegiances'' Jason Matthews, author of Red Sparrow ''Such a smart, pacey, twisty thriller. Tremendous!'' C.J. Tudor, author of The Chalk Man
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The Public Confessions Of A Middle-aged Woman by Sue Townsend : INR755 ISBN: 9780241961766

The Public Confessions of a Middle-Aged Woman (Aged 55¾) is a wonderful collection of non-fiction pieces, giving us an insight into Sue''s hilarious world Sue Townsend is the much-loved comic author who brought us the bestselling Adrian Mole series Enter the world of Susan Lilian Townsend - sun-worshippers, work-shy writers, garden centre lovers and those in search of a good time are all welcome ... This sparkling collection of Sue Townsend''s hilarious non-fiction covers everything from hosepipe bans to Spanish restaurants, from writer''s block to slug warfare, from slob holidays to the banning of beige. These funny, perceptive and touching pieces reveal Sue, ourselves and the nation in an extraordinary new light. Sit back and chortle away as one of Britain''s most popular and acclaimed writers takes a feather to your funny bone. The Public Confessions of a Middle-Aged Woman (Aged 55¾) is Sue Townsend''s brilliantly witty collection on non-fiction pieces. ''Anyone who loved The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole will enjoy this collection of witty and sharply observed jottings from the inimitable Sue Townsend. Great stuff'' OK! ''Full of homely, hilarious asides on the absurdities of domestic existence ... What a fantastic advertisement for middle-age - it can''t be bad if it''s this funny'' Heat ''A welcome addition to any bookshelf'' Hello! ''It''s as if Townsend has caught our idiosyncrasies on candid camera and is showing a rerun of all the silly clips ... the ideal dip-in-and-out book'' Time Out Sue Townsend is Britain''s favourite comic author. Her hugely successful novels include eight Adrian Mole books, The Public Confessions of a Middle-Aged Woman (Aged 55¾), Number Ten, Ghost Children, The Queen and I, Queen Camilla and The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year, all of which are highly acclaimed bestsellers. She has also written numerous well-received plays. She lives in Leicester, where she was born and grew up.
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Mistress Masham's Repose by T.h. White : INR756 ISBN: 9780141368733

Ten-year-old orphan Maria lives in her ancestors' crumbling mansion. Exploring the grounds one day, Maria discovers a wild, half-forgotten island in the middle of a neglected lake—and an extraordinary secret. For the island is home to a community of tiny people—the Lilliputians that Gulliver first met on his famous travels. But as Maria grows closer to her new friends, her own life is in grave danger. Her wicked governess and the cruel vicar are plotting to steal her rightful inheritance—and they will stop at nothing. How can Maria keep the Lilliputians safe, while protecting herself? An extra section in back features author info, quizzes and activities, a glossary, writing tips, and more.
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Modern Classics Nineteen Eighty Four by George Orwell : INR896 ISBN: 9780141187761

''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. George Orwell''s dystopian masterpiece, Nineteen Eighty-Four is perhaps the most pervasively influential book of the twentieth century.
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After The Party by Cressida Connolly : INR1241 ISBN: 9780241327722

''Had it not been for my weakness, someone who is now dead could still be alive. That is what I believed and consequently lived with every day in prison.'' It is the summer of 1938 and Phyllis Forrester has returned to England after years abroad. Moving into her sister''s grand country house, she soon finds herself entangled in a new world of idealistic beliefs and seemingly innocent friendships. Fevered talk of another war infiltrates their small, privileged circle, giving way to a thrilling solution: a great and charismatic leader, who will restore England to its former glory. At a party hosted by her new friends, Phyllis lets down her guard for a single moment, with devastating consequences. Years later, Phyllis, alone and embittered, recounts the dramatic events which led to her imprisonment and changed the course of her life forever. Powerful, poignant, and exquisitely observed, After the Party is an illuminating portrait of a dark period of British history which we are yet to fully acknowledge.
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The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence : INR707 ISBN: 9780241260739

''So Ursula became the child of her father''s heart.'' The Rainbow tells the story of three generations of the Brangwen family and their struggles with each other and themselves. Beautiful, strange and with a power all its own, The Rainbow redefined the English novel. 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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Bbc Earth: Mountains Activity Book - Ladybird Readers Level 2 by Ladybird : INR310 ISBN: 9780241319710

Many animals have their homes in the mountains. The animals are clever, but it is difficult for them to live there. 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: Mountains, a Level 2 Activity Book, is A1 in the CEFR framework and supports YLE Movers exams. The activities encourage children to practice short sentences containing a maximum of two clauses, introducing the past tense and some simple adverbs.
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Bbc Earth: Forests Activity Book - Ladybird Readers Level 4 by Ladybird : INR310 ISBN: 9780241319734

Forests have been on Earth for millions of years. Lots of animals live in forests, and sometimes their lives can be very difficult. 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: Forests, a Level 4 Activity Book, is A2 in the CEFR framework and supports YLE Flyers exams. The activities encourage children to practice longer sentences with up to three clauses, more complex past and future tense structures, modal verbs and a wider variety of conjunctions.
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Assassin's Creed Brotherhood Book 2 by Oliver Bowden : INR774 ISBN: 9780241951712

Assassin''s Creed: Brotherhood is the thrilling novelisation by Oliver Bowden based on the game series. ''I will journey to the black heart of a corrupt Empire to root out my foes. But Rome wasn''t built in a day and it won''t be restored by a lone assassin. I am Ezio Auditore da Firenze. This is my brotherhood.'' Rome, once mighty, lies in ruins. The city swarms with suffering and degradation, her citizens living in the shadow of the ruthless Borgia family. Only one man can free the people from the Borgia tyranny - Ezio Auditore, the Master Assassin. Ezio''s quest will test him to his limits. Cesare Borgia, a man more villainous and dangerous than his father the Pope, will not rest until he has conquered Italy. And in such treacherous times, conspiracy is everywhere, even within the ranks of the brotherhood itself... Assassin''s Creed: Brotherhood is based on the phenomenally successful gaming series. Fans of the game will love these stories. Other titles in the series include Assassin''s Creed: Renaissance, Assassin''s Creed: Forsaken, Assassin''s Creed: The Secret Crusade, and Assassin''s Creed: Revelations. Oliver Bowden is the pen-name of an acclaimed novelist.
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A Start In Life by Anita Brookner : INR896 ISBN: 9780241977750

''Dr Weiss, at forty, knew that her life had been ruined by literature.'' Ruth Weiss, an academic, is beautiful, intelligent and lonely. Studying the heroines of Balzac in order to discover where her own childhood and adult life has gone awry, she seeks not salvation but enlightenment. Yet in revisiting her London upbringing, her friendships and doomed Parisian love affairs, she wonders if perhaps there might not be a chance for a new start in life . . .
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Providence by Anita Brookner : INR896 ISBN: 9780241977767

Kitty Maule wants to be ''totally unreasonable, totally unfair, very demanding, and very beautiful.'' Instead, she is clever, hesitant and too patient for her own good. For years, she has been in love with her colleague Maurice Bishop, a charming English lecturer who seems not to notice her feelings. But when there comes a chance to accompany Maurice to France on a study of French cathedrals, Kitty sees an opporunity to be the woman she has always wanted to be as well as at last make the man she wants fall in love with her. But why is that the closer she gets to Maurice, the more elusive he seems to become?
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Look At Me by Anita Brookner : INR896 ISBN: 9780241977774

''Once a thing is known it can never be unknown.'' By day Frances Hinton works in a medical library, by night she haunts the room of a West London mansion flat. Everything changes, however, when she is adopted by charming Nick and his dazzling wife Alix. They draw her into their tight circle of friends. Suddenly, Frances'' life is full and ripe with new engagements. But too late, Frances realises that she may be only a play thing, to be picked up and discarded once used. And that just one act in defiance of Alix''s wishes could see her lose everything . . .
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Family And Friends by Anita Brookner : INR896 ISBN: 9780241977781

''Sofka gazes ahead, with her family''s future before her . . .'' Sofka Dorn, widowed matriarch of a prosperous German Jewish family living in England, rules her four children with an exacting hand. Frederick, the eldest son, is a disgracefully charming ''ladies'' man, and like his flirtatious sister, Betty, is adored and indulged by his mother. Alfred and Mimi, both steady and solitary, are a disappointment to Sofka, who values strength and boldness of spirit. But, as their story unfolds, it becomes clear that the lives each must live and the times each must endure will change them in ways even Sofka could never have imagined.
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Read It Yourself With Ladybird Thumbelina by Ladybird Ladybird : INR382 ISBN: 9780723280750

Pretty Thumbelina is the size of a thumb! Find out what happens when she meets lots of strange characters. 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 3 title is suitable for children who are developing reading confidence and are eager to start reading longer stories with a wider vocabulary.
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Read It Yourself With Ladybird Puss In Boots by Ladybird Ladybird : INR382 ISBN: 9780723280774

When a poor miller''s son is left a cat by his father, he wonders how he will ever make any money. Perhaps the cat can help him? 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 3 title is suitable for children who are developing reading confidence and are eager to start reading longer stories with a wider vocabulary.
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The Read It Yourself With Ladybird Jungle Book Level 3 by Ladybird Ladybird : INR382 ISBN: 9780723280798

Mowgli the man cub is growing up in the jungle. He has many exciting adventures with his animal friends Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther. Based on the classic story by Rudyard Kipling. 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. Each book has been carefully checked by educational consultants and can be read independently at home or used in a guided reading session at school. Further content includes comprehension puzzles, helpful notes for parents, carers and teachers, and book band information for use in schools. The Jungle Book is a Level 3 Read it yourself book, suitable for children who are developing reading confidence and stamina, and are eager to start reading longer stories with a wider vocabulary.
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The Penguin Book Of Dutch Short Stories by Books : INR1019 ISBN: 9780141395722

''The stories here will provoke, delight and impress. Joost Zwagerman''s selection forms a fascinating guidebook to a landscape you''ll surely want to wander in again.'' Clare Lowden, TLS ''There is a lot of northern European melancholy in the collection, though often tinged with wry humour...an excellent book'' Jonathan Gibbs, Minor Literatures '' We were kids - but good kids. If I may say so myself. We '' re much smarter now, so smart it '' s pathetic. Except for Bavink, who went crazy '' A husband forms gruesome plans for his new fridge; a government employee has a haunting experience on his commute home; prisoners serve as entertainment for wealthy party guests; an army officer suffers a monstrous tropical illness. These short stories contain some of the most groundbreaking and innovative writing in Dutch literature from 1915 to the present day, with most pieces appearing here in English for the first time. Blending unforgettable snapshots of the realities of everyday life with surrealism, fantasy and subversion, this collection shows Dutch writing to be an integral part of world literary history. Joost Zwagerman (1963-2015) was a novelist, poet, essayist and editor of several anthologies. He started his career as a writer with bestselling novels, describing the atmosphere of the 1980s and 1990s, such as Gimmick!(1988) and False Light (1991). In later years, he concentrated on writing essays - notably on pop culture and visual arts - and poetry. Suicide was the theme of the novel Six Stars (2002). He took his own life just after having published a new collection of essays on art, The Museum of Light.
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Spot Goes To The Circus by Eric Hill : INR762 ISBN: 9780141343761

Spot has lost his ball at the circus. Where can it be? From the pen of the famous illustrator Eric Hill, this is a delightful lost-and-found story, with trademark simple text, linked illustrations and lots of surprises behind the flaps. Spot is loved by toddlers all around the world and these brilliant lift-the-flap story picture books have become classics.
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Shiang: Two Ancient Cities. One Final War. Empire Of Salt Book Ii by C. F. Iggulden : INR801 ISBN: 9780718186777

Conn Iggulden is back with the spellbinding second instalment in the Empire of Salt trilogy. Twelve families spoil for a throne soon to be made vacant - by murder or civil war.
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The Racehorse Who Learned To Dance by Clare Balding : INR1038 ISBN: 9780241336755

Charlie''s racehorse has certainly earned the name Noble Warrior: he won the Derby against all odds and bested a bunch of nasty kidnappers. But now Noddy is facing his greatest challenge yet . . . Charlie''s best friend Polly is still recovering from an accident that left her almost paralysed. But Polly has a real talent with horses - and she and Charlie are determined not to let it go to waste. Can the two best friends find a way to make Polly''s equestrian dreams come true, and forge a new path for the racehorse who wouldn''t gallop?
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Mr Bones by Paul Theroux : INR1193 ISBN: 9780241146750

A sparkling and darkly humorous collection of short stories by bestselling novelist and travel writer Paul Theroux.     A family watches, horrified, as their patriarch transforms into the wise-­cracking lead of an old-­timey minstrel show. An art collector gleefully destroys his most valuable pieces. A young artist devotes himself to a wealthy, malicious gossip, knowing that it''s just a matter of time before she turns on him.     In this new collection of short stories, Paul Theroux explores the tenuous leadership of the elite and the surprising revenge of the overlooked. He shows us humanity possessed, consumed by its own desires, always with his carefully honed eye and the subtle idiosyncrasies that bring his characters to life.
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Hairy Maclarys Hat Tricks by Lynley Dodd : INR632 ISBN: 9780141501796

Hairy Maclary''s Hat Tricks is a hilarious rhyming story by Lynley Dodd. It''s a blusterous, gusterous, dusterous day and Hairy Maclary is ready to play. So he trots down to the park where, while enjoying a game of catch, he comes across a windblown wedding party. Poor Grandmother Pugh (a vision in blue) tries to hold on to her hat, but the wind whistles through it and blows it clean away. It''s no problem for Hairy Maclary, though! Off he shoots to the rescue, chasing the hat high and low until . . . with a swoop and a flurry of black, he caught it and carried it all the way back!Has Hairy ever caused such mayhem? Thank goodness for Miss Plum, who once again steps in to save the day! Lynley Dodd is an award-winning author/illustrator who lives in New Zealand. She is enormously popular for her rhyming stories of the unforgettable HAIRY MACLARY and his friends. She worked as a teacher before beginning to write her own books in 1974. Read all the Hairy Maclary and Friends books by Lynley Dodd! Hairy Maclary''s Bone; Hairy Maclary Scattercat; Hairy Maclary''s Caterwaul Caper; Hairy Maclary''s Rumpus at the Vet; Slinky Malinki; Hairy Maclary''s Showbusiness; Slinky Malinki, Open the Door; Sniff-Snuff-Snap!; Schnitzel Von Krumm Forget-Me-Not; Slinky Malinki Catflaps; Slinky Malinki''s Christmas Crackers; Hairy Maclary''s Hat Tricks; Scarface Claw; Schnitzel Von Krumm, Dog''s Never Climb Tress; Hairy Maclary, Sit; Hairy Maclary and Zachary Quack; Magnet Fun with Hairy Maclary; Hairy Maclary, Shoo; Hairy Maclary and Friends Little Library; Slinky Malinki, Open the Door; Slinky Malinki Early Bird; Where is Hairy Maclary?; Sticker Fun with Hairy Maclary; My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes
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Peter Rabbit: Based On The Major New Movie by Beatrix Potter : INR607 ISBN: 9780241330722

Paws up- who loved the Peter Rabbit Movie? This is the perfect chapter book for all little Peter Rabbit fans! Peter Rabbit is always breaking into Old Mr McGregor''s garden and stealing his vegetables. And it''s always getting him into trouble! But everything is about to change . . . Will Peter finally be able to take control of the vegetable patch, or will someone stand in his way? Peter Rabbit™ is a live action / CGI animated adventure comedy, starring James Corden (the voice of Peter Rabbit), Domhnall Gleeson (Mr. McGregor) and Rose Byrne (McGregor''s animal loving neighbour, Bea). Bigger and better than ever, this heart-warming tale of adventure will capture the hearts of fans old and new. Also look out for the Peter Rabbit Sticker Activity book. Perfect for keeping younger Peter Rabbit fans busy for hours! PETER RABBIT and all associated characters™ & © Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd, 2018. PETER RABBIT™ , the Movie © 2018 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Images from the film PETER RABBIT™, the Movie © 2018 CTMG. All Rights Reserved.
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Modern Classics: Babette's Feast And Other Stories by Isak Dinesen : INR811 ISBN: 9780141393766

These five rich, witty and magical stories from the author of Out of Africa include one of her most well known tales, ‘Babette’s Feast’, which was made into the classic film. It tells the story of a French cook working in a puritanical Norwegian community, who treats her employers to the decadent feast of a lifetime. There is also a real-life Prospero and his Ariel in ‘Tempests’, a mysterious pearl-fisher in ‘The Diver’ and a brief, tragic encounter in ‘The Ring’. All the stories have a mystic, fairy-tale quality, linked by themes of angels, the sea, dreams and fate. They were among the last to be written by Isak Dinesen, and show her as a master of short fiction.
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King Hereafter by Dorothy Dunnett : INR835 ISBN: 9780718185794

Back in print by popular demand--"A stunning revelation of the historical Macbeth, harsh and brutal and eloquent." --Washington Post Book World.With the same meticulous scholarship and narrative legerdemain she brought to her hugely popular Lymond Chronicles, our foremost historical novelist travels further into the past.  In King Hereafter, Dorothy Dunnett''s stage is the wild, half-pagan country of eleventh-century Scotland.  Her hero is an ungainly young earl with a lowering brow and a taste for intrigue.  He calls himself Thorfinn but his Christian name is Macbeth.Dunnett depicts Macbeth''s transformation from an angry boy who refuses to accept his meager share of the Orkney Islands to a suavely accomplished warrior who seizes an empire with the help of a wife as shrewd and valiant as himself.  She creates characters who are at once wholly creatures of another time yet always recognizable--and she does so with such realism and immediacy that she once more elevates historical fiction into high art.
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Honour And The Sword by A L Berridge : INR802 ISBN: 9780141043739

A man without honour is no man at all . . . France, 1636. The Thirty Years War rages across Europe, and a bloody and brutal campaign begins as Spanish armies flood into Picardy. In their way lies the border village of Dax-en-roi. The Chevalier de Roland rallies a valiant defence, but his household guard are slaughtered, his estate burned and his life forfeit. Only one survivor escapes the invaders'' butchery: the Chevalier''s son, and lone heir to the Roland name. But André de Roland is little more than a boy. What can someone so young do against so many? Yet Andre is determined to save his people from the savagery of their invaders. He will uphold the honour of the Roland name - to the death! Honour and the Sword is a sweeping and epic novel of love and heroism, betrayal and courage in the fine tradition of Alexandre Dumas.
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Bonecrack by Dick Francis : INR739 ISBN: 9781405916790

Bonecrack is a classic novel from Dick Francis, one of the greatest thriller writers of all time. At midnight Neil Griffon''s home is broken into and he is abducted by masked men. When he wakes up, hours later, Neil discovers that ''unless he cooperates'' his kidnappers will destroy his father''s racing stable, his precious horses and even Neil himself. Returning to the stables, Neil can tell no one about his ordeal, or his kidnappers'' threats of violence if he does not comply with their demands. Trapped, Neil refuses to surrender - and devises an ingenious scheme to beat his kidnappers at their own game. Packed with intrigue and hair-raising suspense, Bonecrack 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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Top Wing: Earn Your Wings!: Sticker Activity Book by Ladybird : INR613 ISBN: 9780241386712

Swift, Rod, Penny and Brody are four awesome rescue birds learning to be the very best at the Top Wing Academy! Find out all about them, their friends and their extremo-primo vehicles in this super-cool sticker activity book. Akaw! Includes eight slick mini posters for your wall!
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Ladybird Search And Find: London by Ladybird : INR613 ISBN: 9780241370773

Take a trip through London in this search and find book that''s bursting with things to spot and facts to discover! With hundreds of things to spot, from pigeons to tourists to telephone boxes, this book takes you through the most bustling, exciting and iconic places in London - with plenty of jaw-dropping and side-splitting facts to learn along the way!
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Ladybird Sticker Activity: London by Ladybird : INR613 ISBN: 9780241370780

This sticker activity book is the perfect way of learning about London, with puzzles to complete, pictures to colour in, mazes to find your way through - and, of course, hundreds of stickers to use! Can you draw your own dinosaur that could live in Crystal Palace Park? Can you decorate Buckingham Palace using stickers? Or how about finding your way through the London Underground maze? Whether you''re planning a sight-seeing trip around the captial, searching for a souvenir or just looking for something to keep your child occupied, the activities in this book will guarantee hours of fun!
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Regeneration by Pat Barker : INR896 ISBN: 9780241970768

Regeneration by Pat Barker is a classic exploration of how the traumas of war brutalised a generation of young - published as a Penguin Essential for the first time. ''I just don''t think our war aims - whatever they may be - and we don''t know - justify this level of slaughter.'' The poets and soldiers Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen are dispatched to Craiglockhart War Hospital in Scotland in 1917. There, army psychiatrist William Rivers is treating brutalised, shell-shocked men. It is Rivers'' job to fix these men and make them ready to fight again. As a witness to the traumas they have endured, can he in all conscience send them back to the horrors of the trenches?
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The Wisdom Of Wolves by Elli H. Radinger : INR1320 ISBN: 9780241346723

Love your family, care for your those around you, never give up and always find time to have fun - these are the golden rules of wolves. These remarkably intelligent animals take empathetic care of their old and injured, bring up their young lovingly and are able to forget everything when playing. They think, dream, make plans, communicate intelligently with one another - and behave more like humans than any other animal.Elli H. Radinger, a world-leading expert on wolves, tells readers of astonishing and hitherto unknown facts about the lives of wolves and demonstrates the many ways in which we can improve our own lives by learning from them.
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Augustine: Conversions And Confessions by Robin Lane Fox : INR1065 ISBN: 9780241950753

A major new interpretation of how one of the great figures of Christian history came to write the greatest of all autobiographies Augustine is the person from the ancient world about whom we know most. He is the author of an intimate masterpiece, the Confessions, which continues to delight its many admirers. In it he writes about his infancy and his schooling in the classics in late Roman North Africa, his remarkable mother, his sexual sins (''Give me chastity, but not yet,'' he famously prayed), his time in an outlawed heretical sect, his worldly career and friendships and his gradual return to God. His account of his own eventual conversion is a classic study of anguish, hesitation and what he believes to be God''s intervention. It has inspired philosophers, Christian thinkers and monastic followers, but it still leaves readers wondering why exactly Augustine chose to compose a work like none before it. Robin Lane Fox follows Augustine on a brilliantly described journey, combining the latest scholarship with recently found letters and sermons by Augustine himself to give a portrait of his subject which is subtly different from older biographies. Augustine''s heretical years as a Manichaean, his relation to non-Christian philosophy, his mystical aspirations and the nature of his conversion are among the aspects of his life which stand out in a sharper light. For the first time Lane Fox compares him with two contemporaries, an older pagan and a younger Christian, each of whom also wrote about themselves and who illumine Augustine''s life and writings by their different choices. More than a decade passed between Augustine''s conversion and his beginning the Confessions. Lane Fox argues that the Confessions and their thinking were the results of a long gestation over these years, not a sudden change of perspective, but that they were then written as a single swift composition and that its final books are a coherent consummation of its scriptural meditation and personal biography. This exceptional study reminds us why we are so excited and so moved by Augustine''s story.
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The Sapphire Widow by Dinah Jefferies : INR824 ISBN: 9780241303771

A sweeping, breath-taking story of love and betrayal from the Number One Sunday Times bestselling author of The Tea Planter''s Wife. Ceylon, 1935. Louisa Reeve, the daughter of a successful British gem trader, and her husband Elliot, a charming, thrill-seeking businessman, seem like the couple who have it all. Except what they long for more than anything: a child. While Louisa struggles with miscarriages, Elliot is increasingly absent, spending much of his time at a nearby cinnamon plantation, overlooking the Indian ocean. After his sudden death, Louisa is left alone to solve the mystery he left behind. Revisiting the plantation at Cinnamon Hills, she finds herself unexpectedly drawn towards the owner Leo, a rugged outdoors man with a chequered past. The plantation casts a spell, but all is not as it seems. And when Elliot''s shocking betrayal is revealed, Louisa has only Leo to turn to...
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Untitled Catherine Alliott 2019 by Catherine Alliott : INR1320 ISBN: 9780241384701

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Believe: Boxing, Olympics And My Life Outside The Ring by Nicola Adams : INR1212 ISBN: 9780241300763

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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The Old Man And The Sand Eel by Will Millard : INR1037 ISBN: 9780241977705

''A wonderfully fluent account of how the strange magic of water and the beings that inhabit it can enchant and intoxicate'' Chris Yates Growing up on the Cambridgeshire Fens, Will Millard never felt more at home than when he was out with his granddad on the riverbank, whiling away the day catching fish. As he grew older his competitive urge to catch more and bigger fish led him away from that natural connection between him, his grandfather and the rivers of his home. That is, until the fateful day he let a record-breaking sand eel slip through his fingers and he knew that he had lost the magic of those days down by the river, and that something had to change. The Old Man and the Sand Eel is at its heart the story of three generations of men trying to figure out what it is to be a man, a father and a fisherman. It plots Will''s scaly stepping stones back to his childhood innocence, when anything was possible and the wild was everywhere. *** Delightful and informative (...) beautifully drawn'' The Spectator ''[Will Millard] is a master wordsmith and his first book is a joyful testament to that'' Isabelle Broom, Heat ''[Will Millard] writes with a genuine sense of humility (...) humour and reflection'' Kevin Parr, Countryfile ''The writing is sharp and clever (...) I loved all of it and would as happily read it again as I would sit beside the river waiting for the evening rise of trout to begin'' Tom Fort, Literary Review ''This is post-modern nature writing that embraces beauty where it finds it and marvels at nature''s tenacity (...) But there''s more here than just fish. This is also a book about growing up, about how to retain a connection with those who raised you while forging your own identity - what to keep and what to discard. And it''s about men. The strong surges of emotion that both draw them together and keep them apart, and the shared pastimes which recognise that intimacy and meaning aren''t always accompanied by words'' Olivia Edward, Geographical
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Christmas At Battersea: True Stories Of Miracles And Hope by Home Battersea Dogs Cats : INR660 ISBN: 9781405919708

Christmas at Battersea: True Stories of Miracles and Hope is full of heart-warming festive tales about the bond between man and animal, from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. ''Battersea Dogs & Cats Home never closes its doors, not even on Christmas Day'' - Paul O''Grady On Christmas Day this year, an army of dedicated volunteers will be making the day as special as possible for the four-legged residents of Battersea, with knitted jumpers for poorly puppies and turkey dinners for hungry kittens. Christmas at Battersea features tales of rescue from Battersea''s staff, and of inspirational owners who find a place in their hearts and homes for abandoned pets. You''ll meet:- Scrappie the mongrel puppy, left in a bin on the coldest day of the year- Shadow the Pug, whose loyalty helps a widow through her first Christmas alone- The litter of puppies named after Santa''s reindeer, in urgent need of a home on Christmas Eve- Rosie the Staffie, rescued from a freezing lake Featuring tear-jerking but uplifting real life stories about the animals that have passed through Battersea''s doors at Yule time, Christmas at Battersea is the perfect present for animal lovers. Battersea Dogs and Cats Home is the oldest and most-loved animal home in the country, caring for thousands of lost, abandoned or unwanted cats and dogs every year. Royalties from the sale of this book go towards supporting the work of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home (registered charity no. 206394).
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Rumpole At Christmas by John Mortimer : INR802 ISBN: 9780141039770

Rumpole at Christmas - the hilarious festive stories of John Mortimer''s greatest character ''Without Rumpole, the world would be a poorer place'' Daily Mail Horace Rumpole is not overfond of the rituals of Christmas: turkey, tinsel and the like. But happily the festive season is not one respected by the criminal fraternity; meaning that celebrations in the Rumpole household are frequently disturbed in most-welcome ways. There''s the suspicious Father Christmas at Equity''s Court''s festive party. The actor who goes missing from the panto on the night of a major crime. As well as the body cluttering up the health farm (where the great barrister is gloomily restricted to a diet of yak''s milk and steamed spinach to please She Who Must Be Obeyed). These seven wonderful Rumpole stories show the great man at his sharpest, wittiest and best. Readers of Sherlock Holmes, P.D. James and P.G. Wodehouse will love this book. ''One of the great comic creations of modern times'' Evening Standard ''There is a truth in Rumpole that is told with brilliance and grace'' Daily Telegraph ''Rumpole remains and absolute delight'' The Times Sir John Mortimer was a barrister, playwright and novelist. His fictional political trilogy of Paradise Postponed, Titmuss Regained and The Sound of Trumpets has recently been republished in Penguin Classics, together with Clinging to the Wreckage and his play A Voyage round My Father. His most famous creation was the barrister Horace Rumpole, who featured in four novels and around eighty short stories. His books in Penguin include: The Anti-social Behaviour of Horace Rumpole; The Collected Stories of Rumpole; The First Rumpole Omnibus; Rumpole and the Angel of Death; Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders; Rumpole and the Primrose Path; Rumpole and the Reign of Terror; Rumpole and the Younger Generation; Rumpole at Christmas; Rumpole Rests His Case; The Second Rumpole Omnibus; Forever Rumpole; In Other Words; Quite Honestly and Summer''s Lease.
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An Ice-cream War by William Boyd : INR896 ISBN: 9780241970751

An Ice-Cream War is William Boyd''s sparkling debut novel on the grimly comic side of conflict, published as a Penguin Essential for the first time. ''What do you think would happen if I shot an elephant in the balls?'' ''I think it would hurt a great deal.'' Millions die on the Western Front but in East Africa a quite different war is being waged - one with little point and which is so ignored that it will carry on after the Armistice because no one bothers to tell both sides to stop. As the conflict sweeps up natives and colonials, so those left at home and those fighting abroad find themselves unable to escape the tide of history bearing down on them.
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Stories: Collected Stories by Susan Sontag : INR1143 ISBN: 9780241982716

''Magnificent... Her famous seriousness pervades throughout... What''s striking is the astonishing scope, potential and possibility Sontag saw in short fiction'' Financial Times The complete collected short stories of Susan Sontag, one of the most brilliant and influential writers of the twentieth century Susan Sontag is most often remembered as a brilliant essayist - inquisitive, analytical, fearlessly outspoken. Yet all throughout her life, she also wrote short stories: fictions which wrestled with those ideas and preoccupations she couldn''t address in essay form. These short fictions are allegories, parables, autobiographical vignettes, each capturing an authentic fragment of life, dramatizing Sontag''s private griefs and fears. Stories collects all of Sontag''s short fiction for the first time. This astonishingly versatile collection showcases its peerless writer at the height of her powers. For any Sontag fan, it is an unmissable testament to her creative achievements. ''Sontag is one of the most influential critics of her generation'' New York Review of Books
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Afropean: Documenting Black Europe by Johny Pitts : INR1698 ISBN: 9780141984728

''Afropean. Here was a space where blackness was taking part in shaping European identity ... A continent of Algerian flea markets, Surinamese shamanism, German Reggae and Moorish castles. Yes, all this was part of Europe too, and these were people and places it needed to understand and embrace if it wanted fully functional societies. And Black Europeans, too, need to demand the right to document and disseminate our stories ... With my brown skin and my British passport - still a ticket into mainland Europe at the time of writing - I set out in search of the Afropeans, on a cold October morning.'' Afropean is an on-the-ground documentary of areas where Europeans of African descent are juggling their multiple allegiances and forging new identities. Here is an alternative map of the continent, taking the reader to places like Cova Da Moura, the Cape Verdean shantytown on the outskirts of Lisbon with its own underground economy, and Rinkeby, the area of Stockholm that is eighty per cent Muslim. Johny Pitts visits the former Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow, where West African students are still making the most of Cold War ties with the USSR, and Clichy Sous Bois in Paris, which gave birth to the 2005 riots, all the while presenting Afropeans as lead actors in their own story.
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Becoming Your Real Self: A Practical Toolkit For Managing Life's Challenges by Eddie Murphy : INR943 ISBN: 9780241257739

If you''re in a good place in your life, how do you stay there? If you''re in a bad place in your life, how do you get out of it? Here''s how . . . Dr Eddie Murphy knows what makes people tick. His work as a clinical psychologist has given him a bedrock of understanding about the everyday problems of everyday people. He is a regular on the media because his core message is positive - given the right tools, most people can solve their emotional issues. Now, in Becoming Your Real Self, Eddie shares his methods for building and maintaining mental fitness. He explains how faulty thinking and behaviour patterns sustain emotional problems, how to fix these, and how to cope with the demands on your life. In his book Eddie offers simple but amazingly effective tools for being the best you can be. You will learn how to transform: stress into relaxation; depression into hope; anxiety into freedom; anger into calm; social anxiety into confidence; low self-esteem into self-worth; emotional eating into self-control. With Becoming Your Real Self as your handbook, you can release yourself from the tyranny of negative emotions and embrace the life you deserve.
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Flourishing: How To Achieve A Deeper Sense Of Well-being, Meaning And Purpose-even When Facing Adversity by Maureen Gaffney : INR896 ISBN: 9780241257746

''A realistic approach to positive thinking'' Sunday Times Do you want to be better at pursuing goals, grasping opportunities and facing set-backs? Do you want to FLOURISH? Psychologist Maureen Gaffney believes that in an increasingly uncertain world it is not only possible for us to flourish but essential that we take steps to do so. In Flourishing she shows you how to: Achieve a deeper sense of well-being, meaning and purpose Use adversity as a positive turning point Train your mind to pay attention Master your emotions and focus on your goals This gripping, stimulating and inspiring book will help you change your life for the better. Get ready to flourish!
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Five Ingredients Ten Minutes by Jules Clancy : INR1179 ISBN: 9780718158743

Cook up a storm in the kitchen every day. Delicious AND healthy food, using five ingredients, and just ten minutes cooking time. Make midweek meals, simple, quick and healthy with Five Ingredients, Ten Minutes. It is designed to come to the rescue when the ''What''s for dinner?'' question crosses your mind. From vegetable white bean stew to lamb fillet with fresh mint and hummus to creamed spinach with chickpeas to French toast with raspberry sauce, with Jules Clancy cooking quickly at the end of a long day shouldn''t be a difficulty any more! Jules Clancy trained as a food scientist, before working for Kellogg, a wine company, and then as a designer of chocolate biscuits and cookies. She''s is now a full-time blogger, with a virtual cookery school specialising in quick and easy, simple food. ''Cause for major celebration'' Telegraph
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You Are What You Eat Cookbook: Over 150 Healthy And Delicious Recipes by Gillian Mckeith : INR675 ISBN: 9780141029764

Dr Gillian''s recipe for a healthier life . . . Eat delicious food, feel great, look fabulous. The You Are What You Eat Cookbook makes healthy cooking easy, simple and fun. It also answers all those questions that can so often turn into excuses . . . Can healthy food really be tasty and convenient? What can I eat other than salad? I''ve bought the quinoa, but now what do I do with it? Packed with over 150 recipes and ideas for juices, smoothies, breakfasts, soups, salads, lunch-boxes, main meals, quick bites, snacks and treats, here is a cookbook for you and your family to savour.
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Red Classics The Dunwich Horror by H P Lovecraft : INR896 ISBN: 9780141038766

Deadly forces are about to be awakened … In the degenerate, unliked backwater of Dunwich, Wilbur Whately, a most unusual child, is born. Of unnatural parentage, he grows at an uncanny pace to an unsettling height, but the boy’s arrival simply precedes that of a true horror: one of the Old Ones, that forces the people of the town to hole up by night, fearful for their lives, by day able only to trace the wreckage wrought by the gigantic, unseen monster. In this and other tales of the macabre, H. P. Lovecraft weaves unearthly fantasies of creatures beyond conception – existing between the spaces of the dimensions we know.
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Henry Vii (penguin Monarchs) by Sean Cunningham : INR1320 ISBN: 9780141977768

Part of the Penguin Monarchs series: short, fresh, expert accounts of England''s rulers in a collectible format Henry VII was one of England''s unlikeliest monarchs. An exile and outsider with barely a claim to the throne, his victory over Richard III at Bosworth Field seemed to many in 1485 like only the latest in the sequence of violent convulsions among England''s nobility that would come to be known as the wars of the roses - with little to suggest that the obscure Henry would last any longer than his predecessor. To break that cycle of division, usurpation, deposition and murder, he had both to maintain a grip on power and to convince England that his rule was both rightful and effective. Here, Sean Cunningham explores how, in his ruthless, controlling and personal kingship, Henry VII did so; in the process founding the Tudor dynasty and, arguably, helping to lay the foundations for modern government. Sean Cunningham is a Principal Records Specialist at The National Archives. A Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, he has published widely on late medieval and early Tudor England. His books include, most recently, a historical biography of Henry VII.
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Edward I (penguin Monarchs): A New King Arthur? by Andy King : INR1336 ISBN: 9780141978772

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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Charles Ii: The Star King by Clare Jackson : INR1320 ISBN: 9780141979762

Charles II has always been one of the most instantly recognisable British kings - both in his physical appearance, disseminated through endless portraits, prints and pub signs, and in his complicated mix of lasciviousness, cynicism and luxury. His father''s execution and his own many years of exile made him a guarded, curious, unusually self-conscious ruler. He lived through some of the most striking events in the national history - from the Civil Wars to the Great Plague, from the Fire of London to the wars with the Dutch. Clare Jackson''s marvellous book takes full advantage of its irrepressible subject.
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Happiness 2/e: Lessons From A New Science by Richard Layard : INR725 ISBN: 9780241952795

In this new edition of his landmark book, Richard Layard shows that there is a paradox at the heart of our lives. Most people want more income. Yet as societies become richer, they do not become happier. This is not just anecdotally true, it is the story told by countless pieces of scientific research. We now have sophisticated ways of measuring how happy people are, and all the evidence shows that on average people have grown no happier in the last fifty years, even as average incomes have more than doubled. In fact, the First World has more depression, more alcoholism and more crime than fifty years ago. This paradox is true of Britain, the United States, continental Europe, and Japan. What is going on? Now fully revised and updated to include developments since first publication, Layard answers his critics in what is still the key book in ''happiness studies''.
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Peter Rabbit Animation Christmas Story Book by Beatrix Potter : INR452 ISBN: 9780723281702

Beatrix Potter''s timeless character Peter Rabbit comes to life in a brand new series based on the well-loved children''s books. Mischievous, charming and brave, Peter is a hero who overcomes obstacles, outwits predators and dodges danger on his exciting adventures. Featuring imagery in soft pastel hues and set amidst the sweeping landscapes of the Lake District, Christmas Dash sees Peter and his friends embark on a brave and dangerous journey to deliver Christmas goodies to everyone in the wood. To help him on his adventures, Peter is never without his cousin Benjamin Bunny and their good friend Lily Bobtail. Lots of their friends (and enemies) will be familiar to lovers of Beatrix Potter''s timeless animal tales, such as bonkers Squirrel Nutkin, kindly Mrs Tiggy-Winkle and the scary farmer, Mr McGregor. Peter Rabbit is a character that children will be able to relate to. To him, like them, friendship is paramount and he is never far away from fun, mischief and adventure.
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First Light by Geoffrey Wellum : INR930 ISBN: 9780141042756

Two months before the outbreak of the Second World War, seventeen-year-old Geoffrey Wellum becomes a fighter pilot with the RAF . . . Desperate to get in the air, he makes it through basic training to become the youngest Spitfire pilot in the prestigious 92 Squadron. Thrust into combat almost immediately, Wellum finds himself flying several sorties a day, caught up in terrifying dogfights with German Me 109s. Over the coming months he and his fellow pilots play a crucial role in the Battle of Britain. But of the friends that take to the air alongside Wellum many never return.
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The Ring Of Truth: The Wisdom Of Wagner's Ring Of The Nibelung by Roger Scruton : INR871 ISBN: 9780141980720

Richard Wagner''s Ring of the Nibelung is one of the greatest works of art created in modern times, and has fascinated both critics and devotees for over a century and a half. No recent study has examined the meaning of Wagner''s masterpiece with the attention to detail and intellectual power that Roger Scruton brings to it in this inspiring account. The Ring of Truth is an exploration of the drama, music, symbolism and philosophy of the Ring from a writer whose knowledge and understanding of the Western musical tradition are the equal of his capacities as a philosopher. Scruton shows how, through musical connections and brilliant dramatic strokes, Wagner is able to express truths about the human condition which few other creative artists have been able to convey so convincingly. For Wagner, writes Scruton, the task of art is to ''show us freedom in its immediate, contingent, human form, reminding us of what it means to us. Even if we live in a world from which gods and heroes have disappeared we can, by imagining them, dramatize the deep truths of our condition and renew our faith in what we are.'' Love, death, sacrifice and the liberation that we win through sacrifice - these are the great themes of the Ring, as they are of this book. Scruton''s passionate and moving interpretation allows us to understand more fully than ever how Wagner conveys his ideas about who we are, and why the Ring continues to be such a hypnotically absorbing work.
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Blood Forest by Geraint Jones : INR801 ISBN: 9781405927796

''A bloody page-turner'' Mail on Sunday They call him Felix. A lost soldier without a memory and now a brutal battle to win. For fans of Bernard Cornwell, Simon Scarrow, Ben Kane and Conn Iggulden, a spectacular debut where honour and duty, legions and tribes clash in bloody, heart-breaking glory . . . AD 9. Fifteen thousand battle-hardened Roman legionaries strike deep into dense forest. Awaiting them are deadly, hostile Germanic tribes. In a clearing they find twelve massacred and strung-up legionaries. Is this a threat, or a warning? There is just one bloodied, broken survivor. He has no idea who he is. Only that he is a soldier. And now he must fight. As the legions are mercilessly cut down, the nameless soldier joins a small band of survivors trapped in the forest. If they fight together they have a slim chance of staying alive. But whose side is the soldier on? And is it the right one? ''Gives Rome''s legionaries a contemporary voice - brutal, audacious and fast paced'' Anthony Riches, author of Empire series ''Historical fiction written by a real war veteran who knows all there is to know about blood and bonding in battle. An earthy and powerful read'' Sport ''Blood and guts, but also a clever exploration of the moral ambiguity of war and loyalty to a flag'' Mail on Sunday
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Spilt Milk by Amanda Hodgkinson : INR755 ISBN: 9781905490714

The new novel from the author of 22 Britannia Road, Amanda Hodgkinson. ''Hogkinson''s second novel is simply but elegantly written, its subtle charms emerging as her gentle, bittersweet story shows history repeating itself over the generations'' Sunday Times 1913. Unmarried sisters Nellie and Vivian Marsh live an impoverished existence in a tiny cottage on the banks of the Little River in Suffolk. Their life is quiet and predictable, until a sudden flood throws up a strange fish on their doorstep and a travelling man who will change them forever. 1939. Eighteen-year-old Birdie Farr is working as a barmaid in the family pub in London. When she realises she is pregnant she turns to her mother Nellie, who asks her sister to arrange an adoption for Birdie''s new born daughter. But as the years pass Birdie discovers she cannot escape the Marsh sisters'' shadowy past - and her own troubling obsession with finding her lost daughter will have deep consequences for all of them . . . ''This is a story that explores motherhood and sisterhood with great subtlety and power . . . with its strong storytelling, haunting characters and beautiful, supple prose, Hodgkinson''s fiction deserves a wider audience'' Independent on Sunday ''Spilt Milk is a refracted version of real life, that impossible mess we inherit and muddle through, yet transmuted here into something shining and meaningful, told in beautiful prose'' Financial Times ''A potent, moving story of mother and sisterhood'' Sainsbury''s Magazine ''A tale of sisterhood, lies and illegitimate babies'' Good Housekeeping Amanda Hodgkinson was born in Burnham-on-Sea in Somerset and grew up in Essex and Suffolk. She currently lives in south-west France with her husband and two daughters. Her first novel, 22 Britannia Road, is available in Penguin.
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Modern Classics Go Between by L P Hartley : INR926 ISBN: 9780141187785

L.P. Hartley''s moving exploration of a young boy''s loss of innocence The Go-Between is edited with an introduction and notes by Douglas Brooks-Davies in Penguin Modern Classics. ''The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there'' When one long, hot summer, young Leo is staying with a school-friend at Brandham Hall, he begins to act as a messenger between Ted, the farmer, and Marian, the beautiful young woman up at the hall. He becomes drawn deeper and deeper into their dangerous game of deceit and desire, until his role brings him to a shocking and premature revelation. The haunting story of a young boy''s awakening into the secrets of the adult world, The Go-Between is also an unforgettable evocation of the boundaries of Edwardian society. Leslie Poles Hartley (1895-1972) was born in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, and educated at Harrow and Balliol College, Oxford. For more than thirty years from 1923 he was an indefatigable fiction reviewer for periodicals including the Spectator and Saturday Review. His first book, Night Fears (1924) was a collection of short stories; but it was not until the publication of Eustace and Hilda (1947), which won the James Tait Black prize, that Hartley gained widespread recognition as an author. His other novels include The Go-Between (1953), which was adapted into an internationally-successful film starring Julie Christie and Alan Bates, and The Hireling (1957), the film version of which won the Palme d''Or at the Cannes Film Festival. If you enjoyed The Go-Between, you might like Barry Hines''s A Kestrel for a Knave, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. ''Magical and disturbing'' Independent ''On a first reading, it is a beautifully wrought description of a small boy''s loss of innocence long ago. But, visited a second time, the knowledge of approaching, unavoidable tragedy makes it far more poignant and painful'' Express
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Arsenic For Tea: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery by Robin Stevens : INR753 ISBN: 9780141369792

Schoolgirl detectives Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are at Daisy''s home, Fallingford, for the holidays. Daisy''s glamorous mother is throwing a tea party for Daisy''s birthday, and the whole family is invited, from eccentric Aunt Saskia to dashing Uncle Felix. But it soon becomes clear that this party isn''t really about Daisy at all. Naturally, Daisy is furious. Then one of their party falls seriously, mysteriously ill - and everything points to poison. With wild storms preventing anyone from leaving, or the police from arriving, Fallingford suddenly feels like a very dangerous place to be. Not a single person present is what they seem - and everyone has a secret or two. And when someone very close to Daisy looks suspicious, the Detective Society must do everything they can to reveal the truth . . . no matter the consequences. ''The second book in Robin Stevens'' fabulous Wells and Wong schoolgirl detective series - think St Trinians mixed with Miss Marple. These are thrilling books for tween detectives who adore solving dastardly murders, jolly hockey sticks and iced buns for tea'' Guardian ''A delight . . . The Agatha Christie-style clues are unravelled with sustained tension and the whole thing is a hoot from start to finish'' Daily Mail ''A feelgood blend of Malory Towers and Cluedo . . . Stevens has upped her game in this new volume'' Telegraph
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Walking Home: My Family And Other Rambles by Clare Balding : INR801 ISBN: 9780241959770

Walking Home - Clare Balding''s unmissable new book of Great British Adventures Clare Balding is on a mission to discover Britain and Ireland. She''s conquered over 1,500 miles of footpaths, from the Pennine Way to the South-west Coast Path. As well as blisters and a twisted ankle, she''s walked with extraordinary people - botanists, barefooted ramblers, whisky-drinking widowers... In Walking Home she shares these stories and tells of more (mis)adventures with her family and her wayward Tibetan terrier Archie. Along the way there are beguiling diversions and life-changing rambles. Finally, Clare embarks on the most important journey of all - the long walk home. Clare Balding''s first book, My Animals and Other Family, was a runaway number one bestseller and won Autobiography of the Year at the 2012 Specsavers National Book Awards. Clare broadcasts on TV and radio for the BBC, Channel 4 and BT Sport. In 2013 she received an OBE for services to broadcasting and journalism. She lives in West London with her partner Alice, their Terrier Archie and a cat who couldn''t give a damn called Itty. Praise for My Animals and Other Family: ''You''ll laugh, you''ll cry, you''ll want a horse'' Caitlin Moran ''Moving, funny, and larger than life'' Michael Morpurgo ''Simply fabulous'' Jilly Cooper ''Stonking anecdotes ... sharply charming'' Guardian ''Magical, enchanting, riotously eccentric'' Daily Mail
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Augustus: The Biography by Jochen Bleicken : INR1372 ISBN: 9780713994773

The great modern biography of Augustus, founder of the Roman Empire Born to a plebeian family in 63 BC, Octavian was a young solder training abroad when he heard news of Julius Caesar''s brutal assassination - and discovered that he was the dictator''s sole political heir. With the opportunism and instinct for propaganda that were to characterize his rule, Octavian rallied huge financial, military and political backing to eliminate his opponents, end the bloody turmoil that had so long wracked Rome and, finally, take autocratic control of a state devoted to republicanism. He became Augustus - Rome''s first Emperor, and the founder of the greatest empire the world had ever seen. In this monumental biography, translated into English for the first time by Anthea Bell, Jochen Bleicken tells the story of a man who found himself a demi-god in his own lifetime and paints a portrait of one of the most dramatic periods of Roman history.
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Penguin Student Edition Nineteen Eighty Four by George Orwell : INR707 ISBN: 9780140817744

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.
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Organization Theory 5e by Derek S Pugh : INR1286 ISBN: 9780141032702

This book spans seventy years of theory from Max Weber''s seminal writings on bureaucratic organization to the latest management thinking represented by Handy, Peters and Waterman. Covering three main areas of interest, those of the structure of organizations, management and decision making, as well as that of organizational behaviour, this thoroughly revised and updated edition contains a vast amount of new contributions. It is a widely acknowledged text in its field, and an essential handbook for all those it concerns. It has also been announced as a core text for Open University courses from January 2008.
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Lady Macbeth Of Mtsensk And Othe by Nikolai Leskov : INR949 ISBN: 9780141396743

The story of a passionate young woman who escapes her stifling marriage through adultery and murder, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk is now the basis for an acclaimed new film starring Florence Pugh Nikolai Leskov is one of the most unique voices of nineteenth-century Russia, with a fascination for idiosyncratic characters, lurid crimes, comic absurdity, spirituality and the joy of pure story. This volume contains five of his greatest short tales, including the matchless masterpiece Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk. Translated with an introduction by David McDuff
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Little Black Classics How Much Land Does A Man Need? by Leo Tolstoy : INR160 ISBN: 9780141397740

''Although he feared death, he could not stop. ''If I stopped now, after coming all this way - well, they''d call me an idiot!'' A pair of short stories about greed, charity, life and death from one of Russia''s most influential writers and thinkers. 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. Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910). Tolstoy''s works available in Penguin Classics are Anna Karenina, War and Peace, Childhood, Boyhood, Youth,The Cossacks and Other Stories, The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories, What is art?, Resurrection, The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories, Master and Man and Other Stories, How Much Land Does A Man Need? & Other Stories, A Confession and Other Religious Writings and Last steps: The Late Writings of Leo Tolstoy.
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Making It Up As I Go Along by Marian Keyes : INR1320 ISBN: 9780718181734

A hilarious collection of essays, perfect for fans of Caitlin Moran and Lena Dunham. A collection of hilarious, poignant and moving essays from the Number 1 Sunday Times bestselling novelist. Marian''s tales of her eye-lash extension horrors, domestic Goddess attempts and the time that she decided to become a yoga instructor will have you crying with laughter.
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Shakespeare's Restless World: An Unexpected History In Twenty Objects by Neil Macgregor : INR896 ISBN: 9780718195700

The Elizabethan age was a tumultuous time, when long-cherished certainties were crumbling and life was exhilaratingly uncertain. Shakespeare''s Restless World uncovers the extraordinary stories behind twenty objects from the period to re-create an age at once distant and yet surprisingly familiar. From knife crime to belief in witches, religious battles to the horizons of the New World, Neil MacGregor brings the past to life in a fresh, unexpected portrait of a dangerous and dynamic era. ''Fascinating ... filled with anecdotes and insights, eerie, funny, poignant and grotesque ... another brilliant vindication of MacGregor''s understanding of physical objects to enter deep into our fore­fathers'' mental and spiritual world'' Christopher Hart, Sunday Times ''Enjoyable and intriguing, an absorbing evocation ... he draws us into the minds of the Elizabethan and Jacobean audience. Next time you see one of the plays reading this book will make those first audiences seem real to you'' Peter Lewis, Daily Mail ''How gripping are these tales from a lost world. And what a world Shakespeare''s was - adventurous, melancholy, rich and plagued by beggary, courteous and quarrelsome, sceptical and credulous'' Daily Telegraph ''Elegant, informative ... provides stimulating insights'' Anne Somerset, Spectator
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Longshot by Dick Francis : INR755 ISBN: 9781405916707

A classic mystery from Dick Francis, the champion of English storytellers. Life as a writer is colder, hungrier work than John Kendall had bargained for. Not even the survival guides he''s written can help him. So when notorious racehorse trainer Tremayne Vickers approaches Kendall to write his biography, it''s an offer the impoverished writer can''t turn down. Moving into Vickers'' country home, Kendall quickly becomes immersed in his host''s lifestyle: riding racehorses, making friends, and getting to know the family. But then a local stable girl is found dead - and the party''s over. A killer is lurking in the shadows. And Kendall''s own survival tips are about to become more useful - and more deadly - than he could ever have imagined . . . 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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Bolt by Dick Francis : INR755 ISBN: 9781405916714

A classic mystery from Dick Francis, the champion of English storytellers. Jockey Kit Fielding''s patron, Princess Casilia, is in trouble. Her invalid husband is being threatened by a ruthless business partner who wants to use the firm to manufacture arms. At the same time, some of the Princess''s best horses are being killed - shot by a bolt. The only person the Princess can turn to is Kit - but he has problems of his own. His fiance Danielle has taken a shine to another man. And his old feud with Maynard Allardeck, racing steward and hereditary enemy of the Fieldings, might lose him his license to race. Between riding winners (and trying to save his impending marriage) Kit has somehow to find out and stop who is slaughtering the horses. But, as he''s about to discover, the killer has more than horses in his sights . . . 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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Reflex by Dick Francis : INR755 ISBN: 9781405916721

A classic mystery from Dick Francis, the champion of English storytellers. Jockey and amateur photographer Philip Nore knows all too well how it feels to take a tumble from a horse. He also knows what it''s like to feel the wrath of furious owners and trainers. You can''t always be a winner. George Millace hated winners. As a photographer he specialized in taking pictures that exposed the failings of riders. But now he''s dead - and no one seems very sorry. But when Millace''s home is broken into during his funeral and Nore finds himself helping clear up, he finds something unexpected. Millace had other pictures - ones people will go to desperate lengths to possess. Now he must find out who wants them - and fast. Because if George Millace''s death was no accident then his killers are getting closer... 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 ''A super chiller and killer'' New York Times Book Review 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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Risk by Dick Francis : INR943 ISBN: 9781405916745

A classic mystery from Dick Francis, the champion of English storytellers. As an amateur jockey, Roland Britten was lucky, and as an accountant he was rigorous. He knew he was on the hate list of several fraudsters, but never thought pen-pushers got kidnapped. And not from a racecourse right after beating the odds to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Held prisoner, Britten has no idea who his kidnappers are nor why they have abducted him. Only when resourceful school headmistress Hilary Pinlock gives him the opportunity to escape is he able to seriously think about what has happened and turn his logical mind to track down his abductors. But his kidnappers haven''t finished with him yet - and they''ll risk anything to get hold of him once again . . . 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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The Golden Cage Book 3: The Ballad Of Sir Benfro by James D Oswald : INR660 ISBN: 9781405917735

*Parts of the previous eBook edition of The Golden Cage have been removed from this edition and will be re-released in the fourth book in The Ballad of Benfro series: The Broken World* There''s a new fantasy phenomenon for 2014 - The Golden Cage is the third enchanting tale in J. D. Oswald''s epic fantasy series, The Ballad of Sir Benfro Queen Beulah is determined to have her war, despatching Inquisitor Melyn north, through the ancient forest to cross unseen into the land of her enemies. Battling the ever growing influence of Magog, Benfro struggles to resist the treacherous orders of the long dead Dragon Mage, a task made yet more difficult by the arrival of Errol in his forest refuge. His body broken, Errol is tormented by dreams of his beloved Martha, imprisoned in a Golden Cage. He has escaped from King Ballah''s torture chamber but remains powerless to help her. Yet fate has united these two. Errol holds the key to halting Magog''s influence, and Benfro has the skill to heal broken bones. Working together they might survive. Apart, they will surely perish, and all Gwlad with them. The Ballad of Sir Benfro is an utterly compelling and beautifully written new fantasy series from J.D. Oswald. Fans of the Inheritance Series and readers hooked to the world of George R. R. Martin''s Game of Thrones series will love the magic of the Twin Kingdoms. The Golden Cage is the third book in the series, following Dreamwalker and The Rose Cord, which are also published as Penguin eBooks. *Please note that parts of the previous eBook edition of The Golden Cage have been removed from this edition and will be re-released in the fourth book in The Ballad of Benfro series: The Broken World* J. D. Oswald is the author of the epic fantasy series, The Ballad of Sir Benfro. Currently, Dreamwalker, The Rose Cord and The Golden Cage are all available as Penguin ebooks. He is also the author of the Detective Inspector McLean series of crime novels under the name James Oswald. In his spare time James runs a 350-acre livestock farm in North East Fife, where he raises pedigree Highland Cattle and New Zealand Romney Sheep. http://jamesoswald.co.uk
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Six Weeks Of Blenheim Summer: One Pilot's Extraordinary Account Of The Battle Of France by Alastair Panton : INR730 ISBN: 9781405936743

''DESERVES TO JOIN REACH FOR THE SKY AND THE LAST ENEMY AS ONE OF THE GREAT RAF BOOKS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR'' - ANDREW ROBERTS As I write, I can clearly recall the stinging heat of aburning Blenheim, smells, tastes, expressions, sounds of voices and, most ofall, fear gripping deep in me. Flying Officer Alastair Panton was just twenty-three when his squadron deployed across the Channel in the defence of France. They were desparate days. Pushed back to the beaches as the German blitzkrieg rolled through the Low Countries and into France, by June 4th 1940 the evacuation ofthe Allies from Dunkirk was complete. A little over two weeks later France surrendered. Flying vital, dangerous, low-level missions throughout the campaign in support of the troops on the ground, Panton''s beloved but unarmed Bristol Blenheim was easy meat for the marauding Messerschmitts. At the height of fighting he was losing two of his small squadron''s crews to the enemy every day. Discovered in a box by his grandchildren after his death in 2002, Alastair Panton''s Six Weeks of Blenheim Summer is a lostclassic. One of the most moving, vivid and powerful accounts of war inthe air ever written. And an unforgettable testament to the courage, stoicism, camaraderie and humanity of Britain''s greatest generation. ''ONE CAN''T HELP FEELING AWE AND REVERENCE. THERE ARE ENOUGH ADVENTURES HERE FOR A LIFETIME'' LOUIS DE BERNIERES ''SIMPLY WONDERFUL. ONE OF THE BEST ACCOUNTS OF WWII I HAVE EVER READ'' JOHN NICHOL
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Mammon's Kingdom: An Essay On Britain Now by David Marquand : INR1526 ISBN: 9781846146725

''One of Britain''s leading political thinkers'' John Gray The follies and failures of bankers, regulators and governments have loomed large in public debate over the past five years. In this passionate and hard-hitting book, David Marquand digs deeper. At the heart of our predicament, he argues, lies a profound crisis of our moral economy, our public culture and our democracy. The empire of money has grown remorselessly for three decades, narrowing the space for a common life without which democratic institutions are empty shells. Increasingly, worth is equated with wealth and greed is thought to be good. Inequality has soared as a narrow elite of the super-rich has raced away from the rest of us. Humiliation at the bottom of the pile is matched by callous indifference at the top. The better angels of our nature survive, but they have taken a heavy hit. We are sleepwalking towards a seedy barbarism. The long struggle to master markets and curb property rights in the public interest - a struggle waged by leaders of all the main political families of our history, whether conservative, liberal and socialist or social-democratic - has gone into reverse. The language of the public interest is rarely heard; the notion that the common good should take precedence over individual appetites has virtually disappeared from political discussion. Public trust, essential for properly functioning markets as well as for democratic rule, has plummeted. The fetish of ''free choice'' has mutated into an unsought communal fate. Marquand''s message is plain: we cannot go on as we are. He sets out the framework of a new public philosophy, based on the values of stewardship, democratic dialogue, civic engagement and freedom from humiliation, to spring the trap into which we have stumbled. DAVID MARQUAND is one of the leading left of centre political philosophers in the UK. He is a former Labour Member of Parliament and Chief Advisor in the Secretariat General of the European Commission, and from 1996 to 2002 was Principal of Mansfield College, Oxford. His many books include Ramsay MacDonald, The Unprincipled Society: New Demands and Old Politics, The Progressive Dilemma: From Lloyd George to Blair, Decline of the Public: The Hollowing-out of Citizenship, Britain Since 1918: The Strange Career of British Democracy and The End of the West: The Once and Future Europe. He is a Fellow of both the British Academy and the Learned Society of Wales. In 2001 he received the Sir Isaiah Berlin Prize for a lifetime contribution to Political Studies. PRAISE FOR PREVIOUS BOOKS ''David Marquand is a unique, perhaps irreplaceable, figure in British life. He has in his time played many parts: leader writer, Labour MP, Eurocrat, Oxford don. But his starring role has been as public intellectual, a civilising rhetorician of a type more common in France or the US ... Our outstanding centre-left theorist'' Kenneth O. Morgan, Independent ''An engaging and stylish political thinker, who moves adventurously across academic frontiers and straddles the worlds of scholarship and politics'' Prospect ''An extremely pithy and witty writer'' Dominic Sandbrook, Telegraph
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Hammer And The Cross: A New History Of The Vikings by Robert Ferguson : INR928 ISBN: 9780141017754

For those living outside Scandinavia, the Viking Age effectively began in 793 with an attack on the monastery at Lindisfarne, a characteristically violent harbinger of what was in store for Britain and much of Europe from the Vikings for the next 300 years, until the final destruction of the heathen temple to the Norse gods at Uppsala around 1090. Robert Ferguson is a sure guide across what he calls ''the treacherous marches which divide legend from fact in Viking Age history''. His long familiarity with the literary culture of Scandinavia - the eddas, the poetry of the skalds and the sagas - is combined with the latest archaeological discoveries and the evidence of picture-stones, runes, ships and objects scattered all over northern Europe, to make the most convincing modern portrait of the Viking Age in any language. The Hammer and the Cross ranges from Scandinavia itself to Kievan Rus and Byzantium in the east, to Iceland, Greenland and the north American settlements in the west. Beyond its geographical boundaries the book takes us on a journey to a misty region inhabited by Hallfred the Troublesome Poet, Harald Bluetooth, Ragnar Hairy-Breeches, Ivar the Boneless and Eyvind the Plagiarist, in which literature, history and myth dissolve into one another.
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Great Ideas V The Painter Of Modern Life by Charles Pierre Baudelaire : INR562 ISBN: 9780141192765

Poet, aesthete and hedonist, Baudelaire was also one of the most groundbreaking art critics of his time. Here he explores beauty, fashion, dandyism, the purpose of art and the role of the artist, and describes the painter who, for him, expresses most fully the drama of modern life. GREAT IDEAS. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.
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Baby On Board by Allan Ahlberg : INR1305 ISBN: 9780141366791

Once, many years ago, there was a baby, in his pram, with his sisters and their sandwiches and lemonade and toys . . . From master storyteller Allan Ahlberg, this is a beautifully told lyrical adventure about a baby, a hardy trio of toys and their adventure on the high seas! Stunningly illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark, this is lovely book for little and big readers alike. The perfect addition to any nursery bookshelf, to be enjoyed over and over again.
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Little Black Classics Speaking Of Siva by Anonymous Anonymous : INR160 ISBN: 9780141398792

''To the utterly at-one with Siva there''s no dawn.'' Meditative, deeply personal poems to the god Siva, from four major Hindu saints. 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. Mahadeviyakka (10th century), Basavaa, Devara Dasimayya and Allama Prabhu (12th century).
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Futebol Nation: A Footballing History Of Brazil by David Goldblatt : INR906 ISBN: 9780241969779

Futebol Nation by David Goldblatt - a thriling history of Brazil through its sporting passion From the genius of Pelé to corruption and civil unrest, no nation has so closely aligned its national identity with playing and watching football as Brazil. Football is regarded as a thing of joy, its yellow shirts a delightful amalgam of sport and art, entwined with its cultures of music and religion. This is true, but there is another side to the story too. The corruption of Brazil''s football authorities is characteristic of its society as a whole; some of its biggest tournaments have recently been played amidst the largest protests Brazil has ever seen. From the acclaimed author of the classic football history The Ball is Round, this book is the whole story: the players, the fans, the corruption, the passion. It will be enjoyed by readers of I am the Secret Footballer, The Numbers Game, Why England Lose and fans of football around the world. David Goldblatt was born in London in 1965 and is a supporter of Tottenham Hotspurs and Bristol Rovers. He teaches sociology at Bristol University, reviews sports books for the TLS, and for some years wrote the Sporting Life column in Prospect magazine. ''A tour de force of brilliant writing, historical colour and sporting vignette'' Observer on The Ball is Round
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Lewis Percy by Anita Brookner : INR896 ISBN: 9780241977798

''The future is not always a whole new ball game. There tends to be unfinished business. One trails all sorts of things around with one, things that simply won''t be got rid of.'' Destined to be a haunter of libraries, Lewis''s cautious progress through life reveals to him only his own shortcomings. Estranged from his wife and daughter, he searches for an alternative. This novel presents the life and aspirations of one man who remains out of step with his times.
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Cursed Victory: A History Of Israel And The Occupied Territories by Ahron Bregman : INR1092 ISBN: 9780713997750

In a move that would forever alter the map of the Middle East, Israel captured the West Bank, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and Sinai Peninsula in 1967''s brief but pivotal Six Day War. CURSED VICTORY is the first complete history of the war''s troubled aftermath - a military occupation of the Palestinian territories that is now well into its fifth decade. Drawing on unprecedented access high-level sources, top-secret memos and never-before-published letters, the book provides a gripping and unvarnished chronicle of how what Israel promised would be an ''enlightened occupation'' quickly turned sour, and the anguished diplomatic attempts to bring it to an end. Bregman sheds fresh light on critical moments in the peace process, taking us behind the scenes as decisions about the fate of the territories were made, and more often, as crucial opportunities to resolve the conflict were missed. As the narrative moves from Jerusalem to New York, Oslo to Beirut, and from the late 1960s to the present day, CURSED VICTORY provides vivid portraits of the key players in this unfolding drama, including Moshe Dayan, King Hussein of Jordan, Bill Clinton and Yasser Arafat. Yet Bregman always reminds us how diplomatic and back-room negotiations affected the daily lives of millions of Arabs, and how the Palestinian resistance, especially during the first and second intifadas, in turn shaped political developments. As Bregman concludes, the occupation has become a dark stain on Israel''s history, and an era when international opinion of the country shifted decisively. CURSED VICTORY is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the origins of the ongoing conflict in the region.
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The Malice Of Waves by Mark Douglas-home : INR1336 ISBN: 9780718182762

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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Read It Yourself The Three Billy Goats Gruff (mini Hc) by Ladybird Ladybird : INR239 ISBN: 9780723272755

Based on the classic fairy tale. The three billy goats Gruff wants to cross the bridge to reach the grass on the other side, but first they have to get past the hungry troll!Read it yourself with Ladybird is one of Ladybird''s best-selling series. For over thirty-five years it has helped young children who are learning to read develop and improve their reading skills.Each Read it yourself book is very carefully written to include many key, high-frequency words that are vital for learning to read, as well as a limited number of story words that are introduced and practised throughout. Simple sentences and frequently repeated words help to build the confidence of beginner readers and the four different levels of books support children all the way from very first reading practice through to independent, fluent reading.Each book has been carefully checked by educational consultants and can be read independently at home or used in a guided reading session at school. Further content includes comprehension puzzles, helpful notes for parents, carers and teachers, and book band information for use in schools.The Three Billy Goats Gruff 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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We Need To Talk About ... Kevin Bridges by Kevin Bridges : INR801 ISBN: 9781405913768

The comic autobiography of 2014 A comedian''s autobiography? I wonder if he''s ever used humour to deflect from his insecurities? To avoid being bullied? Is there heartache behind the humour? I wonder if he''s a manic-depressive? Tears of a clown? Yes, all of that. Discover the hilarious life-story of one of Britain''s best-loved comedians in Kevin Bridges'' brilliant memoir. ''First of all, I have never written a book before, you probably haven''t either, so there we have it; a connection is established between reader and writer . . .'' Aged just 17, Kevin Bridges walked on stage for the first time in a Glasgow comedy club and brought the house down. He only had a five-minute set but in that short time he discovered that he really could earn a living from making people laugh. Kevin began life as a shy, nerve-ridden school-boy, whose weekly highlights included a cake-bombing attack by the local youths. Reaching his teens, he followed his true calling as the class clown, and was soon after arrested for kidnapping Hugh Grant from his local cinema on a quiet Saturday night. This was a guy going somewhere - off the rails seeming most likely. Kevin''s trademark social commentary, sharp one-liners and laugh-out-loud humour blend with his reflections on his Glaswegian childhood and the journey he''s taken to become one of the most-loved comedians of our time. ''. . . Hopefully now you''ll take this over to the till and I can accompany you for the next wee while. That''s the benefit of book shops, reading the little bit and then deciding if the author deserves to be part of your carefully selected 3 for 2 deal, or part of your plane journey, train journey, your next bath, your next shite.'' Praise for Kevin Bridges: ''The Best Scottish Stand up of his Generation.'' The Scotsman ''A wonderfully dry and deadpan Glaswegian comic . . . one the most exciting talents to have emerged from Scotland since Billy Connolly'' Guardian ''Kevin Bridges might just become the best stand-up in the land . . . he will go and deliver a one-liner that you want to jot down and frame'' The Times ''Wonderfully sharp, assured stand-up from the preternaturally gifted young comic'' Independent
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Slay Ride by Dick Francis : INR755 ISBN: 9781405916752

A classic mystery from Dick Francis, the champion of English storytellers. David Cleveland - an investigator for the Jockey Club - is sitting in a dinghy in a pleasant little fjord in Norway. He''s here to help the Norwegians find out why Bob Sherman, a visiting English rider, has done a runner with the racehorse takings. He thinks it''ll be a straightforward job, and he''ll get to spend some time with old friends. But when the dinghy is hit by a speedboat and Cleveland almost drowns, he realises that there is more to this case than some missing money - especially when a dead body turns up. Now Cleveland knows the stakes are dangerously high. A sensible man would leave it to the police and go back home to England. Except, it turns out, that England isn''t safe either . . . 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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Trial Run by Dick Francis : INR755 ISBN: 9781405916769

A classic mystery from Dick Francis, the champion of English storytellers. Ex-steeplechaser Randall Drew is reluctantly off to pre-Olympic games Moscow, as a favour to royalty. One of the blue bloods is destined to compete in the games and there are concerns - both of safety and of scandal - that only Drew, with his racing connections, can clear up. On arriving - speaking no Russian and wishing he were back home - Drew is supposed to identify and contact one Alyosha to clear up the scandal. Instead, he finds himself tailed by the KGB and embroiled in foiling a terrorist plot - or die trying. Home seems an awful long way away - and if he''s not careful, he''ll be going back in a box . . . 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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Whip Hand by Dick Francis : INR725 ISBN: 9781405916776

A classic mystery from Dick Francis, the champion of English storytellers. One-handed ex-jockey Sid Halley works as a private detective, using his racing knowledge to solve crimes that baffle the police. In Whip Hand, Sid is asked to investigate possible doping of the horses of thoroughbred trainer George Casper - whose once-successful mounts have been failing spectacularly on the race track. At the same time he learns that a conman has left his ex-wife Jenny facing a jail sentence over a fake charity, while the Jockey Club want him to look into certain powerful syndicates who may be acting in a ruthless and illegal manner. Quickly, Sid discovers that each of his investigations is entirely unwelcome. But he isn''t put off easily - not even when a threat is made to take off his remaining good hand. Three dangerous cases, three ways to die - Sid is back on home turf . . . 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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The Broken World: The Ballad Of Sir Benfro Book Four by J D Oswald : INR801 ISBN: 9781405917780

The Broken World is the fourth instalment in the epic fantasy series by J. D. Oswald, The Ballad of Sir Benfro, preceded by Dreamwalker, The Rose Cord and The Golden Cage. *** The book, sir. The Llyfr Draconius. You''ll find what you need in there, if you know how to look. The war across the Twin Kingdoms rages on. Queen Beulah has killed one sister and ordered the assassination of another. The Inquisitor Melyn journeys though the north-lands of Llanwennog in a merciless bid to overthrow King Ballah. Now in possession of Brynceri''s ring, his power seems indestructible. Nothing can stop the invasion. Captured by the travelling circus, Sir Benfro cannot shake their control, more powerful than Magog''s malign influence. Errol Ramsbottom, left for dead, follows the trail of his friend''s captors - only Benfro holds the key to Errol''s beloved Martha''s whereabouts. But both sides are set on a path of destruction - dragon against dragon, king against queen, man against man. As the ancient spell that split Gwlad begins to unravel, it may be easier for Benfro and Errol to travel to Gog''s world now. But what will happen when the barriers between the two worlds fail entirely? As unlikely alliances form and strategies shift, who will emerge victorious? *Parts of the previous eBook edition of The Golden Cage have been used in this work, The Broken World*
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Letters To My Fanny by Cherry Healey : INR801 ISBN: 9781405919791

In this hilarious and candid memoir about twenty-first-century womanhood, Cherry Healey shares outrageous, poignant and eye-wateringly funny confessions. This book is a love letter, to my body. In fact it''s several letters - to every part from my brain to my belly. I spent most of my life hating by body. I forced it to survive on a diet of ham; I squeezed it into asphyxiating support pants; I accidentally cut my delicate area whilst trimming my lady garden. But now I''ve realized that it deserves some well overdue TLC. This book is the story of how I''ve come to understand some vital life lessons, and started to love being a woman. I hope you enjoy it. Except you, Mum and Dad. You should stop reading now. It''s for the best. I promise. Warm, honest and heartfelt, Letters to my Fanny will have you gasping in recognition.
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Monday's Child by Linda Finlay : INR707 ISBN: 9781405928755

A little girl is found abandoned on a beach one chilly Monday in October, alone apart from the body of her mother, cold beside her. Rendered completely silent by her traumatic experience, she is given the name Monday by the woman who discovers her and takes her to the Red Cliffs Ragged School - an old, crumbling building perched above the Torquay bay. Her saviour, twenty-two-year old Sarah Sullivan, has also had a tough life. But when she was summoned to help out at Red Cliffs - a haven for poverty-stricken children from the cities - by her godfather Samuel she also found her own second chance within its walls. Now she will do anything to help the mischievous, loveable children there. Especially Monday whose continued silence tears at her heart. But with Samuel''s health failing and his grasping nephew Christian eager to inherit, Red Cliffs is under threat. Sarah needs to fight - the children need her, and surprisingly she find she needs them. Will she be able to save the school and protect the little girl she''s come to love so much, the one she''s named Monday''s Child? Monday''s Child is the first in the Red Cliff Ragged School series, soon to be followed by Orphans and Angels. Praise for Linda Finlay ''Warm and atmospheric, you can practically taste the sea breeze'' The Express ''Take time out for a page-turner about family mysteries and betrayal'' Take-a-Break ''A compelling saga . . . with a surprising and emotional ending which weaves together the storylines in a most satisfying way. Strongly recommended and a great read on a Cornish holiday'' cjbrownecrimewriter.com ''A captivating and emotional novel about a strong woman struggling to find her own way in the world when others wish to see her fail'' Winstone Books
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Orphans And Angels: Ragged School Series by Linda Finlay : INR754 ISBN: 9781405928779

**The second compelling book in the much loved Red Cliffs Ragged School Series** For orphan Solomon, Red Cliffs offers a place of safety. But he still has something to hide . . . When young Solomon''s father is injured in a tragic accident he finds himself at the Red Cliffs Ragged School on the Torquay coast - a place that takes care of the poorest children from the cities and is watched over by kind-hearted but over-worked Sarah Sullivan. The school''s new travelling mistress, the beautiful, flame-haired Sheena O''Reilly, is going to be a godsend. With Red Cliffs facing closure due to lack of funds it''s all hands on deck while Sarah, Sheena and schoolmaster Harry Higgins get the school, and the children, ready for inspection. Life at Red Cliffs is tough enough, but Sarah didn''t expect her once-sweetheart Harry to take such an interest in feisty Sheena. And though Solomon now has a home and people who love him, he is still withdrawn and sullen. For it''s not just the death of his father plaguing his thoughts, Solomon is also hiding a terrible secret in his heart . . . Praise for Linda Finlay ''Warm and atmospheric, you can practically taste the sea breeze'' The Express ''Take time out for a page-turner about family mysteries and betrayal'' Take-a-Break A compelling saga . . . with a surprising and emotional ending which weaves together the storylines in a most satisfying way. Strongly recommended and a great read on a Cornish holiday'' cjbrownecrimewriter.com ''A captivating and emotional novel about a strong woman struggling to find her own way in the world when others wish to see her fail'' Winstone Books ''I couldn''t put it down and found myself finishing it in no time at all. . . The story was full of twists and turns from the onset and throughout . . . I really enjoyed reading this book and I highly recommend that you give it a read'' Laurahbookblog ''It was full of drama, friendship, excitement and was truly a magical story. . . I definitely will be reading more in the near future'' Laurahbookblog
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Pippa: Simple Tips To Live Beautifully by Pippa O'connor : INR1698 ISBN: 9781844883783

Pippa O''Connor''s easy style and approachability have won her a huge and loyal following. Now Pippa shares her top tips and insights for how to live well, look good and feel great. ''The older I''ve become, the more confident I am in my own skin. I don''t follow trends that I know won''t suit me and I''ve learned to make the best of what I have. ''This book is about sharing everything I''ve learned along the way. It''s full of useful information - such as how to put on a face in ten minutes, the essential items every woman needs in her wardrobe, what to wear to a wedding, how to travel in style (and with kids!), easy ways to create a beautiful home and how to be the perfect hostess. ''To me, anybody can be stylish, regardless of money, age or body shape. You don''t need to spend a fortune to look and feel fabulous - far from it. Style is about using your imagination and feeling confident.'' Pippa - Simple Tips to Live Beautifully is stuffed with practical tips and inspirational advice and is the book for everyone, aged 16 or 60, who wants to discover their own personal style and to build the confidence to celebrate it.
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Dreams Of The Good Life: The Life Of Flora Thompson And The Creation Of Lark Rise To Cand by Richard Mabey : INR1336 ISBN: 9781846142789

While the Lark Rise to Candleford trilogy, Flora Thompson''s much-loved portrait of life in the English countryside, has inspired a hit television series, relatively little is known about the author herself. In this highly original book, bestselling biographer and nature writer Richard Mabey sympathetically retraces her life and her transformation from a post-office clerk who left school at fourteen to a sophisticated professional writer. Revealing how a formidable imagination can arise from the humblest of beginnings, Dreams of the Good Life paints a poignant, unforgettable portrait of a working-class woman writer''s struggle for creative expression.
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Shakespeare's Restless World by Neil Macgregor : INR1526 ISBN: 9781846146756

The Elizabethan age was a tumultuous time, when long-cherished certainties were crumbling and life was exhilaratingly uncertain. Shakespeare''s Restless World uncovers the extraordinary stories behind twenty objects from the period to re-create an age at once distant and yet surprisingly familiar. From knife crime to belief in witches, religious battles to the horizons of the New World, Neil MacGregor brings the past to life in a fresh, unexpected portrait of a dangerous and dynamic era. ''Fascinating ... filled with anecdotes and insights, eerie, funny, poignant and grotesque ... another brilliant vindication of MacGregor''s understanding of physical objects to enter deep into our fore­fathers'' mental and spiritual world'' Christopher Hart, Sunday Times ''Enjoyable and intriguing, an absorbing evocation ... he draws us into the minds of the Elizabethan and Jacobean audience. Next time you see one of the plays reading this book will make those first audiences seem real to you'' Peter Lewis, Daily Mail ''How gripping are these tales from a lost world. And what a world Shakespeare''s was - adventurous, melancholy, rich and plagued by beggary, courteous and quarrelsome, sceptical and credulous'' Daily Telegraph ''Elegant, informative ... provides stimulating insights'' Anne Somerset, Spectator
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The Elves And The Shoemaker (mini) by Ladybird : INR239 ISBN: 9781846469787

Fairy stories and traditional tales have a special place in the life of every child. Trust Ladybird to bring you all the best-loved titles in our famous small, hard-wearing format. The Elves and the Shoemaker is perfect for reading aloud, or for older, more confident readers to read by themselves. There are 24 Ladybird Tales to collect, so the only problem is which one to choose first!
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Untitled Sea Detective 4 by Mark Douglas-home : INR1320 ISBN: 9780718182786

Mark Douglas-Home is a journalist turned author, who was editor of the Herald and the Sunday Times Scotland. His career in journalism began as a student in South Africa where he edited the newspaper at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. After the apartheid government banned a number of editions, he was deported from the country. He is married with two children and lives in Edinburgh.
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The Way We Were by Sinead Moriarty : INR801 ISBN: 9780241970720

''Heartfelt and deeply moving ... I couldn''t put it down.'' Susan Lewis ''Intriguing and thought provoking ... a great read.'' Katie Fforde ''Gripping and thought-provoking - I was desperate to discover how it would pan out!'' Paige Toon ''We ate this fabulous story up - 4 stars'' Heat magazine ''Love, lies and longing - this has it all - 4 stars'' Woman magazine ''Intriguing - a dramatic twist in the tale will keep you engrossed.'' Candis When Alice''s husband Ben dies suddenly, her world falls apart. They shared twenty years and two daughters and life without him is unimaginable. Having lost her parents while young, Alice understands her girls'' pain. At fifteen, Jools is at that awkward age and only Ben could get through to her. And eleven-year-old Holly looks for the answer to everything in books but this time she''s drawing a blank. Alice realizes that for their sakes she must summon up superhuman reserves of strength. Somehow all three of them come through the dark days. In time, it''s even possible for Alice to consider marrying again, with the girls'' blessing. So when Ben turns up after three years, her world is again turned upside-down. The girls assume that their family can go back to the way they were. Alice is not so sure. Once more Alice has to find the strength to be the mother her daughters need her to be. But this time what that means is far from clear ... The Way We Were won the Irish Book Award for Popular Fiction in 2015 ''Fans of Sinéad know they can expect honesty, humour and great story-telling'' Hello
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The Millstone by Margaret Drabble : INR849 ISBN: 9780141041728

A celebration of the drama and intensity of the mother-child relationship, Margaret Drabble''sThe Millstone won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize in 1965. It is the Swinging Sixties, and Rosamund Stacey is young and inexperienced at a time when sexual liberation is well on its way. She conceals her ignorance beneath a show of independence, and becomes pregnant as a result of a one night stand. Although single parenthood is still not socially acceptable, she chooses to have the baby rather than to seek an illegal abortion, and finds her life transformed by motherhood. Penguin Decades bring you the novels that helped shape modern Britain. When they were published, some were bestsellers, some were considered scandalous, and others were simply misunderstood. All represent their time and helped define their generation, while today each is considered a landmark work of storytelling. ''Rosamund is marvellous, a true Drabble heroine . . . what spirit is here'' Sunday Times ''One of our foremost women writers'' Guardian ''The novelist who will have done for late twentieth-century London what Dickens did for Victorian London'' The New York Times Margaret Drabble was born in 1939 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, the daughter of barrister and novelist John F. Drabble, and sister of novelist A.S. Byatt. She is the author of eighteen novels and eight works of non-fiction, including biographies of Arnold Bennett and Angus Wilson. Her many novels include The Radiant Way (1987), A Natural Curiosity (1989), The Gates of Ivory (1991), The Peppered Moth (2000), The Seven Sisters (2002) and The Red Queen (2004) all of which are published by Penguin. In 1980, Margaret Drabble was made a CBE and in 2008 she was made DBE. She is married to the biographer Michael Holroyd, and lives in London and Somerset.
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Windharp: Poems Of Ireland Since 1916 by Niall Macmonagle : INR1037 ISBN: 9780241966792

Windharp: Niall MacMonagle''s essential anthology of the last century of Irish poetry The Easter Rising of 1916 was a foundational moment of the independent Irish state; but while that insurrection continues to divide opinion, there is no disagreement as to the majesty of Yeats''s ''Easter 1916'', or about the excellence of the Irish poetic tradition over the past century. Windharp is an anthology that follows the twists and turns of Irish history, culture and society through the work of its remarkable standing army of poets. Edited by Niall MacMonagle, Ireland''s most trusted poetry commentator,Windharp is an accessible and inspiring journey through a century of Irish life. ''A landmark book'' Clive James, TLS Books of the Year ''Glorious'' Irish Examiner ''Beautifully produced ... an appealing and appetite-whetting introduction to a century''s poetry'' Irish Times ''Beautifully judged ... poised perfectly between the canon and the tradition, with a generous inclusiveness'' Eavan Boland, Irish Times ''A perfect selection. One of the best anthologies of Irish poetry ever produced.'' Donal Ryan
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The Rights Of Man by H G Wells : INR518 ISBN: 9780241976760

H. G. Wells'' revolutionary human rights manifesto is reissued by Penguin with a new introduction by fellow novelist and human rights campaigner Ali Smith ''Penguin and Pelican Specials are books of topical importance published within as short a time as possible from receipt of the manuscript. Some are reprints of famous books brought up-to-date, but usually they are entirely new books published for the first time.'' H. G. Wells wrote The Rights of Man in 1940, partly in response to the ongoing war with Germany. The fearlessly progressive ideas he set out were instrumental in the creation of the UN''s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the EU''s European Convention on Human Rights and the UK''s Human Rights Act. When first published, this manifesto was an urgently topical reaction to a global miscarriage of justice. It was intended to stimulate debate and make a clear statement of mankind''s immutable responsibilities to itself. Seventy-five years have passed and once again we face a humanitarian crisis. In the UK our human rights are under threat in ways that they never have been before and overseas peoples are being displaced from their homelands in their millions. The international community must act decisively, cooperatively and fast. The Rights of Man is not an ''entirely new book'' - but it is a book of topical importance and it has been published, now as before, in as short a time as possible, in order to react to the sudden and urgent need. With a new introduction by award-winning novelist and human rights campaigner Ali Smith, Penguin reissues one of the most important humanitarian texts of the twentieth century in the hope that it will continue to stimulate debate and remind our leaders - and each other - of the essential priorities and responsibilities of mankind.
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The Blessing by Nancy Mitford : INR896 ISBN: 9780241974728

The Blessing by Nancy Mitford It isn''t just Nanny who finds it difficult in France when Grace and her young son Sigi are finally able to join her dashing aristocratic husband Charles-Edouard after the war. For Grace is out of her depth among the fashionably dressed and immaculately coiffured French women, and shocked by their relentless gossiping and bedhopping. When she discovers her husband''s tendency to lust after every pretty girl he sees, it looks like trouble. And things get even more complicated when little Sigi steps in . . . The Blessing is a hilarious tale of love, fidelity, and the English abroad, tailored as brilliantly as a New Look Dior suit. ''Entirely original, inimitable and irresistible'' Spectator ''Deliciously funny'' Evelyn Waugh ''Utter, utter bliss'' Daily Mail
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Alanatomy: The Inside Story by Alan Carr : INR1509 ISBN: 9780718180768

In his first book Look Who It Is! Alan told his story, (''oh and what a life'') with his unique twist of natural, observational and tongue-in-cheek humour that made him famous.Alan Carr described his life story in his own words, from growing up in a football-mad family in Northampton to his rise as one of Britain''s best-loved comedians. And now he is ready to divulge the next chapter in bursts of hilarious technicolor. This book will be a guaranteed tickler with a laugh-out-loud gag on every page.
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Danny The Champion Of The World: Plays For Children by Roald Dahl : INR613 ISBN: 9780141323763

Could you be Danny, or his dad, or even red-faced Mr Victor Hazell? Danny thinks his dad is the most marvellous and exciting father a boy could wish for. Now you can join in their daring and devilish plots with these fun-to-perform plays adapted by David Wood.
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A Very English Scandal: Sex, Lies And A Murder Plot At The Heart Of The Establishment by John Preston : INR1278 ISBN: 9780241215739

The shocking true story of the first British politician to stand trial for murder Behind oak-panelled doors in the House of Commons, men with cut-glass accents and gold signet rings are conspiring to murder. It''s the late 1960s and homosexuality has only just been legalised, and Jeremy Thorpe, the leader of the Liberal party, has a secret he''s desperate to hide. As long as Norman Scott, his beautiful, unstable lover is around, Thorpe''s brilliant career is at risk. With the help of his fellow politicians, Thorpe schemes, deceives, embezzles - until he can see only one way to silence Scott for good. The trial of Jeremy Thorpe changed our society forever: it was the moment the British public discovered the truth about its political class. Illuminating the darkest secrets of the Establishment, the Thorpe affair revealed such breath-taking deceit and corruption in an entire section of British society that, at the time, hardly anyone dared believe it could be true. A Very English Scandal is an eye-opening tale of how the powerful protect their own, and an extraordinary insight into the forces that shaped modern Britain.
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The Way Of A Pilgrim by Anonymous : INR1320 ISBN: 9780241309773

By the mercy of God I am a Christian, by my deeds a great sinner, by calling a homeless wanderer of the lowliest origins, roaming from place to place. Here, see my belongings: a bag of dry crusts on my back and the Holy Bible in my breast pocket; that''s it. In 1884 there appeared in Russia a slim volume containing four short tales. They told of a pilgrim, a lone wanderer, led by his quiet curiosity and a deep spiritual longing to undertake a lifelong journey across the land. A folk hero, a figure familiar from the works of Tolstoy and Leskov, this gentle pilgrim and his simple story would soon travel the world - and would even, much later, traverse the pages of JD Salinger''s Franny and Zooey as the ''small pea-green cloth-bound book'' that Franny keeps close in her handbag. The pilgrim''s ancient journey takes him from a city monastery through forests, fields and the steppes of Siberia. He walks by day and by night, through rains and summer months, finding food and shelter where he can. Along the way, he encounters priests and professors, convicts, nuns and beggars, a tipsy old man in a soldier''s greatcoat, from whom he slowly gathers great stores of wisdom and experience. But at the heart of his journey is his time spent praying as he journeys on alone, discovering the peace and consolation that come of constant prayer and silent contemplation. Simple and sincere, The Way of a Pilgrim paints an enduring picture of a life of detachment through wandering and prayer. And, as the pilgrim makes his way through the wilds, he invites us to travel with him, along an ancient path into an immense, mystical landscape.
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Penguin English Library Five Orange Pips And Other Cases by Arthur Conan Doyle : INR707 ISBN: 9780141199719

The Penguin English Library Edition of The Five Orange Pips and Other Cases by Arthur Conan Doyle ''He is the Napoleon of crime, Watson ... He sits motionless, like a spider in the centre of its web, but that web has a thousand radiations, and he knows well every quiver of each of them'' 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 Arthur Conan Doyle''s The Five Orange Pips and Other Cases we encounter some of his most famous and devilishly difficult problems. 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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Superteams by Khoi Tu : INR802 ISBN: 9780241959794

In Superteams, Khoi Tu reveals the secrets to taking your team to the top. When Disney shutdown production on Toy Story, how did Pixar save it? What turned sworn rivals into a winning Ryder Cup team? Why is the Stones'' longevity down to Mick and Keith''s rivalry? These are the stories behind the world''s greatest superteams. In seven fascinating case studies, Khoi Tu investigates why it is that some teams excel, endure, and overcome insuperable odds. How they deliver the impossible and remain loyal to one another in the very best - and worst - of circumstances. From Ferarri Formula One to the Iranian Embassy Siege Team, from the Red Cross in Haiti to the Northern Ireland Peace Process negotiators, you''ll learn the secrets of the superteams: how to build a team from scratch, work powerfully together, and perform at your peak. Go stellar with your own superteam. ''Buy this book - it''s a game-changer'' -Jamie Oliver ''Inspirational'' -Sir Jackie Stewart ''Khoi Tu is the most visionary among visionaries'' -Management Today Khoi Tu is a teamwork consultant who has worked with teams at Coca-Cola, BP, Deutsche Bank, UBS, Tesco, LVMH and the British Red Cross. He has also advised some of the world''s most influential individuals, including Jamie Oliver, leading entrepreneurs and Formula One world champions. He worked around the world for Shell before joining the pioneering web design company Razorfish during the early days of the dot com boom. He jointly founded a leadership advisory firm with Booz Allen Hamilton before starting his own company, Inverstar, in 2006. Khoi Tu will donate all his royalties from the sale of Superteams to the British Red Cross, which works both in the UK and overseas. www.superteams.org
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Double Vision by Pat Barker : INR896 ISBN: 9780140270754

Double Vision is Pat Barker''s thought-provoking Booker Prize-winning novel of modern warfare. Provocative, intense and deeply moving, Double Vision is a powerful story of one man''s quest to find redemption amidst the horror of twenty-first-century war. Returning to Afghanistan after his photographer friend is killed by a sniper, war reporter Stephen Sharkey seeks release from his nightmares in an England seemingly at peace with itself. Questioning man''s inhumanity to man both abroad and at home, and whether love really can be the great redeemer, Double Vision is a searing novel of conflict in modern times. ''Full of brooding tension. Barker is one of our most significant contemporary novelists'' Daily Telegraph ''Barker writes superbly. The reader is drawn on, from page to page'' Economist ''Barker has a quite extraordinary ability to combine complexity and clarity and to make both seem parts of the same whole'' Sunday Times ''The characters grab hold at the beginning and never loosen their grip. Barker holds us by the sheer beauty of her writing'' Financial Times
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The Great Explosion: Gunpowder, The Great War, And A Disaster On The Kent Marshes by Brian Dillon : INR1037 ISBN: 9780241956762

A masterful account of a terrible disaster in a remarkable place: shortlisted for the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize In April 1916, shortly before the commencement of the Battle of the Somme, a fire started in a vast munitions works located in the Kentish marshes. The resulting series of explosions killed 108 people and injured many more. In a brilliant piece of storytelling, Brian Dillon recreates the events of that terrible day - and, in so doing, sheds a fresh and unexpected light on the British home front in the Great War. He offers a chilling natural history of explosives and their effects on the earth, on buildings, and on human and animal bodies. And he evokes with vivid clarity one of Britain''s strangest and most remarkable landscapes - where he has been a habitual explorer for many years. The Great Explosion is a profound work of narrative, exploration and inquiry from one of our most brilliant writers. ''The Great Explosion is exhilarating and moving and lyrical. It is a quiet evisceration of a landscape through the discovery of a lost history of destructiveness, a meditation on Englishness, an autobiography, a mapping of absences. I loved it.'' Edmund de Waal, author of The Hare with Amber Eyes ''''What a fascinating, unclassifiable, brilliant book, confirming Brian Dillon''s reputation as one of our most innovative and elegant non-fictioneers. No one else could have written it.'' Robert Macfarlane, author of The Old Ways ''Forensic, fascinating, endlessly interesting'' Philip Hoare, Samuel Johnson Prize-winning author of Leviathan andThe Sea Inside ''A subtle, human history of the early twentieth century ... Explosions are a fruitful subject in Dillon''s hands, one that enables him to reflect movingly on the instant between life and death, on the frailty of human endeavour, and on the readiness of nations to tear one another apart. The Great Explosion deftly covers a tumultuous period of history while centring on the tiniest moments - just punctuation marks in time'' Financial Times ''[Dillon''s] account of the Faversham explosion is as bold as it is dramatic, while his descriptive passages about the marshlands of Kent are so evocative that you can practically feel the mud sticking at your feet'' Evening Standard ''A brilliant evocation of place grasped in its modernity'' Guardian ''Dillon ... has a WG Sebald-like gift for interrogating the landscape ... a work of real elegiac seriousness that goes to the heart of a case of human loss and destruction in England''s sinister pastures green'' Ian Thomson, Irish Times ''Exhilarating ... utterly beguiling'' Literary Review
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Unluckiest Boy In The World by Andrew Norris : INR707 ISBN: 9780141318776

Nicholas Frith has always considered himself to be about as lucky as the average boy. But while on holiday with his mum, Nicholas accidentally disturbs an ancient tomb and everything changes. Nicholas falls under an ancient curse and suddenly misfortune, calamity and disaster follow him everywhere! The curse can''t touch Nicholas himself, but bad things happen to everyone else around him. Forced to move from school to school, Nicholas loses hope of ever lifting the curse or ever finding someone who will risk being his friend. But one day he meets Fiona - the one person who is prepared to take that risk. Through Fiona''s friendship, Nicholas learns to believe in himself and break the curse at last, changing his luck for ever.
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Downturn Abbey by Ross O'carroll-kelly : INR755 ISBN: 9780241962794

Since inheriting a pile in Killiney, Ross O''Carroll-Kelly - schools rugby legend, lover of the ladeez and award-winning author - can add a new string to his not inconsiderable (you know what I mean) bow - lord of the manor. Downturn Abbey is the story of how he tackles his new responsibilities. Or not. The century is not yet a teenager, yet everything is shrouded in gloom. People are tightening their belts, rationing and making do. Across Europe, there is uncertainty, with the possibility of, like, serious conflict hanging in the air. Yet, amidst the splendour of Honalee - a mock-something-or-other mansion that Ross and Sorcha recently inherited - life goes on. The world is changing quickly - especially for Ross. As he stares down the barrel of middle age, he has decided that it''s time to possibly do right by Sorcha and put their marriage back together. But he has even bigger challenges to face. His son has hitched his future to a family of commoners, his old dear is involved in a love affair that threatens disgrace for the family, and his daughter has turned into the worst little madam you can imagine. Oh, yeah, and he is about to become a grandfather at 31. As Sorcha embraces her new life of afternoon teas on fine bone china plates and Downton Abbey theme porties, he is suddenly wrestling with duty, loyalty and the thousands of women out there who still desire the pleasure of his company. Downturn Abbey is the thirteenth novel in Paul Howard''s ''Ross O''Carroll-Kelly'' series. Ross books - annual No 1 bestsellers - have sold over half a million copies, are annually nominated for the Popular Fiction prize at the Irish Book Awards - where they have twice won the prize - and are also critically acclaimed as satirical masterpieces. Titles include The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightdress, Should have Got off at Sydney Parade, This Champagne Mojito is the Last Thing I Own, Rhino What You Did Last Summer, NAMA Mia!, The Oh My God Delusion (chosen as Ireland''s favourite book in Eason''s 2011 125th birthday poll) and The Shelbourne Ultimatum.
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Penguin's Poems For Weddings by Laura Barber : INR801 ISBN: 9780141394701

Now in paperback, a wonderful anthology of wedding poems, filled with surprising, curious, unorthodox and charming poems about love and the public commitment to love. For the many thousands of readers who each year go through the complex mix of thrill and trauma that is the planning of a marriage ceremony, Laura Barber''s anthology is the answer to a prayer, with a wonderfully generous and unusual selection of poems suitable for reading out loud, and which celebrate and encapsulate our deepest feelings in all their bewildering diversity. Including verse by poets ranging from John Keats to Carol Ann Duffy and Walt Whitman to W. H. Auden, as well as many less familiar voices, this anthology offers numerous options for anyone about to read at the wedding of family or friends, or to celebrate their own.
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Riceyman Steps by Arnold Bennett : INR1037 ISBN: 9780241255797

Henry Earlforward, a shabby Clerkenwell bookseller, has retired from life to devote himself (and his wife Violet) to a consuming passion for money. Miserliness becomes a fatal illness and Bennett gives a terrifying description of its ravages. But the book''s horrible situation is saved through the character of Elsie - whose life-affirming refusal to engage with the nightmarish world of the bookseller transforms the story. Bennett wished in Riceyman Steps to create an English novel as powerful as anything by Balzac, the writer he most admired, with the same sense of great human issues being played out within the confines of a household. The result is an unforgettable work which is also a gripping description of the harsh, battered London of the period just after the First World War.
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A Nervous Breakdown by Anton Chekhov : INR239 ISBN: 9780241251782

I did have hallucinations, but did they harm anyone? Who did they harm, that''s what I''d like to know!'' From the supreme artist of the short story, three disturbing tales of supernatural hallucinations, hysterical obsession and moral decay. 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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All The Tea In China by Kyril Bonfiglioli : INR896 ISBN: 9780241971765

All the Tea in China - a Mortdecai novel by Kyril Bonfiglioli, soon to be a major film starring Johnny Depp ''One of the funniest writers ever'' Uncut After committing a crime anyone but a close relative might forgive, Karli Mortdecai Van Cleef leaves Holland double-quick with his uncle''s buckshot lodged firmly in the seat of his breeches. Discretion being the least-idiotic part of valour he decides to hide far away in London, among the tea shops and opium dens. On savouring these Eastern delicacies and knowing an opportunity when he sups upon one, young Karli throws in his lot with an opium clipper bound for China''s high seas. Life on the ocean waves, however, is full of perils for an officer and his sensitive digestive tract: mountainous waves, an encounter with a malodorous slave ship, the captain''s wife''s pulse-racingly brief wardrobe, several hordes of pirates, mutiny, the ship''s cook''s fondness for curry - to name but a few. All the Tea in China is a swaggering, rip-snorting, buckler-swashing tale about one of the men who - for a reasonable fee - made Britain great. ''For those who have learnt to relish his elegant, nasty thrillers, Bonfiglioli is a name hard to forget. This farrago represents a change from the thrillers - a good clean salt-water yarn for the decadent'' Irish Press ''Shows his customary inventive comedy and zest for language'' Sunday Times ''Bonfiglioli deserves better than cult status'' Independent Kyril Bonfiglioli was born on the south coast of England in 1928 of an English mother and Italo-Slovene father. After studying at Oxford and five years in the army, he took up a career as an art dealer, like his eccentric creation Charlie Mortdecai. He lived in Oxford, Lancashire, Ireland and Jersey, where he died in 1985. He wrote four Charlie Mortdecai novels, and a fifth historical Mortdecai novel (about a distinguished ancestor).
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The Compatibility Gene by Daniel M Davis : INR943 ISBN: 9780241956755

Short-listed for the Society of Biology Book Award 2014 Long-listed for the Royal Society Winton prize for science books 2014 In The Compatibility Gene, leading scientist Daniel M Davis tells the story of the crucial genes that define our relationships, our health and our individuality. We each possess a similar set of around 25,000 human genes. Yet a tiny, distinctive cluster of these genes plays a disproportionately large part in how our bodies work. These few genes, argues Davis, hold the key to who we are as individuals and our relationship to the world: how we combat disease, how our brains are wired, how attractive we are, even how likely we are to reproduce. The Compatibility Gene follows the remarkable history of these genes'' discovery. From the British scientific pioneers who struggled to understand the mysteries of transplants to the Swiss zoologist who devised a new method of assessing potential couples'' compatibility based on the smell of worn T-shirts, Davis traces a true scientific revolution in our understanding of the human body: a global adventure spanning some sixty years. ''Unusual results, astonishing implications and ethical dilemmas'' The Times ''Packed with an insider''s knowledge'' New York Times ''He makes immunology as fascinating to popular science readers as cosmology, consciousness, and evolution'' Steven Pinker ''An elegantly written, unexpectedly gripping account'' Bill Bryson Guardian, Books of the Year Daniel M Davis is director of research at the University of Manchester''s Collaborative Centre for Inflammation Research and a visiting professor at Imperial College, London. He has published over 100 academic articles, including papers in Nature and Science, and Scientific American. He has won the Oxford University Press Science Writing Prize and given numerous interviews for national and international media. He was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2011.
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Henry Shefflin: The Autobiography by Henry Shefflin : INR896 ISBN: 9780241961711

The long-awaited autobiography of the legendary hurler Henry Shefflin In an era when Kilkenny established itself as the dominant force in hurling, one man stood out from a remarkable group of players: Henry Shefflin. Now widely regarded as the greatest player of all time, Shefflin has more All-Stars, Hurler of the Year awards and All-Ireland medals than any other hurler. But beneath the surface image of calm efficiency and effortless genius, his hurling life has included its share of bitter disappointments, agonizing injuries and intense rivalries. Now, in what will be an essential read, Shefflin tells his own story. ''The greatest player of this, or perhaps any, generation'' Sean Moran, Irish Times
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All About Peter by Beatrix Potter : INR801 ISBN: 9780141374758

Meet Peter Rabbit in this gorgeous bunny-shaped board book, perfect for little hands. Join him on his busy day of hopping and jumping in the woods before settling down in his cosy bed.
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Romans On The Rampage by Jeremy Strong : INR518 ISBN: 9780141357713

Perilus is a Roman boy who is crazy about chariot racing. He loves to practise in his own homemade chariot (pulled by the family goat) and dreams of riding in the Circus Maximus himself one day. But when Perilus''s hero, the brilliant charioteer Scorcha , goes missing on the day of the big race, Perilus finds his wish coming true sooner than he''d imagined! A laugh-out-loud story from King of Comedy Jeremy Strong.
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Mission: How The Best In Business Break Through by Michael Hayman : INR1179 ISBN: 9780241004777

In Mission: How the Best in Business Break Through, Michael Hayman and Nick Giles show companies how to join the ranks of today''s business winners. Business as usual is over. Belief is the new currency and to succeed you must follow new rules: purpose as the route to profit; mind share to gain market share. The best in business are defined by mission: a singular cause, a defining ambition. They stand out as campaigners, activists fighting to lead industries and redefine them. And they win through with momentum, explosive growth that outruns the competition. From tech pioneers Google and Airbnb, to retail giant Whole Foods and British success stories such as Ella''s Kitchen, Mission shows how business is changing people''s lives through the power of purpose, culture and campaigning. How caring, sharing and daring companies have opened a new chapter for the world of business. Uncover the secrets of what it takes to succeed: how to discover and define your commercial purpose, hone it into a campaign and turn customers into advocates. Harness the power of momentum. Find your mission.
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A Rural Affair by Catherine Alliott : INR802 ISBN: 9780141047799

Fans of Catherine Alliott''s bestselling novels One Day in May and A Crowded Marriage, will love her latest gorgeously romantic novel A Rural Affair. ''If I''m being totally honest I had fantasized about Phil dying.'' When Poppy Shilling''s bike-besotted, Lycra-clad husband is killed in a freak accident, she can''t help feeling a guilty sense of relief. For at long last she''s released from a controlling and loveless marriage. Throwing herself wholeheartedly into village life, she''s determined to start over. And sure enough, everyone from Luke the sexy church organist to Bob the resident oddball, is taking note. Yet the one man Poppy can''t take her eyes off seems tantalizingly out of reach - why won''t he let go of his glamorous ex-wife? But just as she''s ready to dip her toes in the water, the discovery of a dark secret about her late husband shatters Poppy''s confidence. Does she really have the courage to risk her heart again? Because Poppy wants a lot more than just a rural affair . . . Step into Alliott country with A Rural Affair. Praise for Catherine Alliott: ''I raced through it, completely gripped from start to finish'' Daily Mail ''An entertaining read that''s as light as the summer breeze'' Daily Express
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Red Classics Poems Of Thomas Hardy by Thomas Hardy : INR525 ISBN: 9780140424713

A new selection of Hardy''s love poems. Thomas Hardy is one of the sacred figures in English writing, a novelist with a world reputation, but above all a great poet.
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Goodnight Princess by Michelle Robinson : INR620 ISBN: 9780141362762

As a little girl says goodnight to her dressing up clothes and dolls she is transformed into a princess in a magical realm. A beautiful rhyming text is accompanied by atmospheric illustrations which will delight and soothe all little girls as they snuggle up in bed. This beloved and popular book is now reissued in a sturdy board-book format.
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Secular Stagnation by Larry Summers : INR1509 ISBN: 9780241263792

The biggest economic debate of our time centres around one fundamental question: is the decreased growth in today''s world economy a short-term glitch -- or is it part of a permanent spiral? Without an answer, we have no hope of steering our international economies back towards the growth they need. After the global financial crisis, Larry Summers, Harvard professor and former director of the White House National Economic Council, reintroduced into economic debate the concept of ''secular stagnation'', arguing persuasively that we''re stuck in a trap of persistent low growth and depressed employment. The causes are various, from new technologies that have shifted the economy to zero-cost designed goods, to interest rates that can''t go lower than zero. Without bold government intervention, there''s no way out. And there''s no time to lose.
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London: The Information Capital: 100 Maps And Graphics That Will Change How You View The City by James Cheshire : INR1509 ISBN: 9780141978796

The British Cartographic Society WINNER The BCS Award 2015 WINNER The Stanfords Award for Printed Mapping 2015 WINNER John C Bartholomew Award for Thematic Mapping 2015 In London: The Information Capital, geographer James Cheshire and designer Oliver Uberti join forces to bring you a series of new maps and graphics charting life in London like never before When do police helicopters catch criminals? Which borough of London is the happiest? Is ''czesc'' becoming a more common greeting than ''salaam''? James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti could tell you, but they''d rather show you. By combining millions of data points with stunning design, they investigate how flights stack over Heathrow, who lives longest, and where Londoners love to tweet. The result? One hundred portraits of an old city in a very new way. Dr James Cheshire is a geographer with a passion for London and its data. His award-winning maps draw from his research as a lecturer at University College London and have appeared in the Guardian and the Financial Times, as well as on his popular blog, mappinglondon.co.uk. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Oliver Uberti is a visual journalist, designer, and the recipient of many awards for his information graphics and art direction. From 2003 to 2012, he worked in the design department of National Geographic, most recently as Senior Design Editor. He has a design studio in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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The Sapphire Widow by Dinah Jefferies : INR1622 ISBN: 9780241303757

A sweeping, breath-taking story of love and betrayal from the Number One Sunday Times bestselling author of The Tea Planter''s Wife. Ceylon, 1935. Louisa Reeve, the daughter of a successful British gem trader, and her husband Elliot, a charming, thrill-seeking businessman, seem like the couple who have it all. Except what they long for more than anything: a child. While Louisa struggles with miscarriages, Elliot is increasingly absent, spending much of his time at a nearby cinnamon plantation, overlooking the Indian ocean. After his sudden death, Louisa is left alone to solve the mystery he left behind. Revisiting the plantation at Cinnamon Hills, she finds herself unexpectedly drawn towards the owner Leo, a rugged outdoors man with a chequered past. The plantation casts a spell, but all is not as it seems. And when Elliot''s shocking betrayal is revealed, Louisa has only Leo to turn to...
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Space Activity Book: Ladybird Readers Level 4 by Ladybird : INR310 ISBN: 9780241253779

Space is very big. It''s full of planets, comets, stars and asteroids. People have gone into space and they have visited the moon!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 4 activity book is ideal for children who are ready to read longer stories with a wider vocabulary. It covers CEF level A2 and supports YLE flyers exams.
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