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|Great Ideas On Friendship by Montaigne Michel De : INR510 ISBN: 9780141018867|
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. Michel de Montaigne was the originator of the modern essay form; in these diverse pieces he expresses his views on relationships, contemplates the idea that man is no different from any animal, argues that all cultures should be respected, and attempts, by an exploration of himself, to understand the nature of humanity.
|Jake Cake The School Dragon by Michael Broad : INR320 ISBN: 9780141320892|
The third book in a four-book series. Each book has three unbelievable adventures written in Jake''s own notebooks and embellished with his gloriously funny comments and illustrations throughout. Here Jake meets a dragon in the basement, a troll under his bed and a really sneaky spook – boo!
|Where's Spot Deluxe Edition by Eric Hill : INR817 ISBN: 9780723268871|
Where''s Spot has been delighting children around the world for over thirty years. Now you can see even more of the adorable puppy, Spot, in this special upsized edition which comes packaged in a lovely slipcase. This classic lift-the-flap children''s title from renowned artist Eric Hill was the first book of its kind. The fun interactive element imitates a game of hide and seek. Large flaps shaped as endearingly quirky pieces of furniture lift to reveal a number of exotic animals! This game element, combined with a gentle story and charming illustrations makes Where''s Spot an absolute joy to read. A true classic which belongs on every child''s bookshelf.
|The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald : INR532 ISBN: 9780141389936|
A beautiful new edition of F. Scott Fitzgerald''s classic novel The Great Gatsby to coincide with the release of Baz Luhrmann''s film. ''There was music from my neighbour''s house through the summer nights. In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars.'' Everybody who is anybody is seen at the glittering parties held in millionaire Jay Gatsby''s mansion in West Egg, east of New York. The riotous throng congregates in his sumptuous garden, coolly debating Gatsby''s origins and mysterious past. None of the frivolous socialites understands him and among various rumours is the conviction that ''he killed a man''. A detached onlooker, Gatsby is oblivious to the speculation he creates, but always seems to be watching and waiting, though no one knows what for. As writer Nick Carraway is drawn into this decadent orbit, Gatsby''s destructive dreams and passions are revealed, leading to disturbing and tragic consequences. ''Not only a page turner and heartbreaker, it''s one of the most quintessentially American novels ever written'' Time F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in St Paul, Minnesota in 1896. He studied at Princeton University before joining the army in 1917. In 1920 he married Zelda Sayre. Their traumatic relationship and subsequent breakdowns became a major influence on his writing. Among his publications were five novels, This Side of Paradise, The Great Gatsby, The Beautiful and the Damned, Tender is the Night and The Last Tycoon (his last and unfinished work); six volumes of short stories and The Crack-Up, a selection of autobiographical pieces. F. Scott Fitzgerald died suddenly in 1940.
|Quiet Leadership by Carlo Ancelotti : INR1014 ISBN: 9780241244944|
''Steeped in glory, loved by players for his light touch, he is probably the most coveted coach in the world.'' - Financial Times ''a treasury of anecdote and insight'' - The Guardian ''Quiet Leadership contains page upon page of insight into his methods from Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, John Terry and more''. - Sport Magazine Carlo Ancelotti is one of the greatest managers of all time, with five Champions League titles to his name. Yet his approach could not be further from the aggressive theatricals favoured by many of his rivals. His understated style has earned him the fierce loyalty of players like David Beckham, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Cristiano Ronaldo. In Quiet Leadership, Ancelotti reveals the full, riveting story of his managerial career - his methods, mentors, mistakes and triumphs - and takes us inside the dressing room to trace the characters, challenges and decisions that have shaped him. The result is both a scintillating memoir and a rare insight into the business of leadership.
|The Little Book Of Hygge by Meik Wiking : INR1037 ISBN: 9780241283912|
**THE INTERNATIONAL, NEW YORK TIMES and SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, WITH OVER HALF A MILLION COPIES SOLD AROUND THE WORLD** **AS HEARD ON THE FREAKONOMICS PODCAST** In 2016, the world discovered hygge. Denmark has an international reputation for being one of the happiest nations in the world, and hygge is widely recognised to be the magic ingredient to this happiness. Hygge has been described as everything from the art of creating intimacy, cosines of the soul, the absence of annoyance to taking pleasure from the presence of soothing things, cosy togetherness and the pursuit of everyday pleasures. Hooga? Hhyooguh? Heurgh? It is not really important how you choose to pronounce or even spell ''hygge''. What is important is that you feel it. Whether you''re cuddled up on a sofa with a loved one, or sharing comfort food with your closest friends, hygge is about creating an atmosphere where we can let your guard down. The Little Book of Hygge is the definitive, must-read introduction to hygge, written by Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen. The book is packed full of original research on hygge, conducted by Meik and his team, along with beautiful photographs, recipes and ideas to help you add a touch of hygge to your life. Meik Wiking has the best job in the world: as the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, he is on a mission to discover what makes people happy. The Indiana Jones of Smiles wrote The Little Book of Hygge to better understand why Denmark consistently comes first in global happiness rankings. Following lots of research and insight, he came to the conclusion that hygge is the magic ingredient. When he''s not studying political science and writing several books and reports on happiness, wellbeing and quality of life, he enjoys photography and playing tennis (quite badly) with friends.
|Hairy Maclary Sit by Lynley Dodd : INR725 ISBN: 9780141330952|
Hairy Maclary, Sit is a hilarious rhyming story by Lynley Dodd. Hairy Maclary causes trouble again when he is simply not in the mood for the Kennel Club''s Obedience Class. He feels mischievous and mad and not only does he scamper away but all his friends - Bottomley Potts, Muffin McLay, Hercules Morse, Schnitzel von Krumm and the rest follow Galloping here, galloping there, rollicking, frolicking everywhere! 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
|Hairy Maclary And Zachary Quack by Lynley Dodd : INR721 ISBN: 9780141330969|
Hairy Maclary'' and Zachary Quack is a hilarious rhyming story by Lynley Dodd. Zachary Quack, a small and determined duckling, sets out to play with a rather reluctant Hairy Maclary. A ''cat and mouse'' chase follows, with the two characters ending up peacefully snuggled together after Zachary Quack has saved a soggy Hairy Maclary from the river. 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
|3096 Days by Natascha Kampusch : INR778 ISBN: 9780670919994|
3,096 Days is the remarkable and shocking true account of the kidnap of Natascha Kampusch in 1998, who relives her traumatic experiences in this amazing true story. On 2 March 1998 ten-year-old Natascha Kampusch was snatched off the street by a stranger and bundled into a white van. Hours later she was lying on a cold cellar floor, rolled up in a blanket. When she emerged from captivity in 2006, having endured one of the longest abductions in recent history, her childhood had gone. in 3,096 Days Natascha tells her amazing story for the first time: her difficult childhood, what happened exactly on that fateful morning when she was on her way to school, her long imprisonment in a five-square-metre dungeon, and the physical and mental abuse she suffered from her abductor, Wolfgang Priklopil - who committed suicide by throwing himself under a train on the day she managed to make her escape. 3,096 Days is ultimately a story about the triumph of the human spirit. It describes how, in a situation of almost unbearable hopelessness, she learned how to manipulate her captor. And how, against inconceivable odds, she managed to escape unbroken. ''A brilliantly insightful dissection of her years in captivity '' Jon Ronson, Guardian ''An excellent book'' Kathryn Hughes, Mail on Sunday ''Unflinching and remarkably devoid of self-pity... Remarkable - not just for Kampusch''s account of her ordeal but as a testament to her indomitable spirit'' Daisy Goodwin, Sunday Times Natascha Kampusch was born on 17 February 1988 in Vienna and became victim, at the age of ten, to what proved to be one of the longest abductions in recent history. In 2006 she gained her freedom. On the day she escaped, her abductor Wolfgang Priklopil committed suicide by throwing himself under a train. Since then Natascha has been trying to live a normal life. In spring 2010, aged 22, she graduated from university.
|Doctor Who by Bbc Children's Books : INR918 ISBN: 9781405928953|
A new collection of illustrated Christmas adventures, starring twelve incarnations of the Doctor plus many of his friends and enemies. Inside this festive book of Doctor Who stories, you''ll find timey-wimey mysteries, travels in the TARDIS, monster-chasing excitement and plenty of Christmas magic. Find out what happens when the Third Doctor meets Jackie Tyler, the Seventh Doctor and Ace encounter an alien at Macy''s department store, and the Ninth Doctor tries to get Rose a red bicycle for Christmas. With stories by Jacqueline Rayner, Colin Brake, Richard Dungworth, Mike Tucker, Gary Russell and Scott Handcock, plus twelve original illustrations by artists including the award-winning Rob Biddulph.
|Remembrance Of Things Past by Marcel Proust : INR2026 ISBN: 9780241205945|
One of the greatest translations of all time: Scott Moncrieff''s classic version of Proust, published in three stunning clothbound volumes designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith. Proust''s masterpiece is one of the seminal works of the twentieth century, recording its narrator''s experiences as he grows up, falls in love and lives through the First World War. A profound reflection on art, time, memory, self and loss, it is often viewed as the definitive modern novel. C. K. Scott Moncrieff''s famous translation from the 1920s is today regarded as a classic in its own right and is now available in three volumes in Penguin Classics. This second volume includes The Guermantes Way and Cities of the Plain. ''Scott Moncrieff''s [volumes] belong to that special category of translations which are themselves literary masterpieces ... his book is one of those translations, such as the Authorized Version of the Bible itself, which can never be displaced'' - A. N. Wilson ''For the reader wishing to tackle Proust your guide must be C K Scott Moncrieff ... There are some who believe his headily perfumed translation of À la recherche du temps perdu conjures Belle Époque France more vividly even than the original'' - Telegraph ''I was more interested and fascinated by your rendering than by Proust''s creation'' - Joseph Conrad to Scott Moncrieff
|Ten Minutes To Bed by Rhiannon Fielding : INR727 ISBN: 9780241348925|
The perfect bedtime book to calm your own sleepy unicorns! Full of magic, sparkle and rainbows (and one naughty unicorn), little readers will love this calming tale before bed. It''s bedtime, but one lively little unicorn can''t quite settle down and go to sleep! As her dad counts down the minutes to bed, what mischief can she get up to? Finishing on a gentle end, it''s the perfect bedtime tale. Also available: Ten Minutes to Bed: Little Monster Coming soon: Ten Minutes to Bed: Little Mermaid
|The Pale Criminal by Philip Kerr : INR881 ISBN: 9780241976906|
The second in the late Philip Kerr''s iconic ''Berlin Noir'' trilogy, The Pale Criminal sees detective Bernie Gunther return to hunt one of the most evil killers in human history. It is 1938 and Bernie Gunther is back on the mean streets of Berlin with his new partner, Bruno Stahlecker, another ex-police officer. But on a seemingly straightforward stakeout, Bruno is killed, and Bernie suddenly finds himself tapped for a much bigger job. A serial sex murderer is killing Aryan teenage girls in Berlin - and what''s worse, he''s making utter fools of the police. Gunther is forced to accept a temporary post in Obergruppenfuehrer Reinhard Heydrich''s state Security Service, with a team of men underneath him tasked purely with hunting the killer. But can he trust his team any more than he can trust his superiors? An unflinching, fast-paced thriller exploring the grisly excesses of Nazi subculture, The Pale Criminal will be loved by fans of Robert Harris and Frederick Forsythe. ''For Christmas, I would like all of Philip Kerr''s Berlin Noir novels.'' Sam Mendes, Guardian ''Blends high-powered storytelling with a rich piece of historical re-creation'' Independent ''Kerr makes his star turns - Heydrich, Himmler, et al - eerily believable'' The Times ''Powerful period flavour; a gruff, subversive hero; Kerr delivers the good'' Literary Review ''Echoes of Raymond Chandler . . . vivid and well-researched'' Evening Standard
|Great Ideas Myth Of Sisyphus by Albert Camus : INR537 ISBN: 9780141023991|
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. Inspired by the myth of a man condemned to ceaselessly push a rock up a mountain and watch it roll back to the valley below, The Myth of Sisyphus transformed twentieth-century philosophy with its impassioned argument for the value of life in a world without religious meaning.
|Centrally Heated Knickers by Michael Rosen : INR431 ISBN: 9780141388960|
Discover the weird and wonderful world of martians, woolly saucepans and centrally heated knickers in 100 poems about science and technology from the delightfully irreverent, Michael Rosen.
|Beneath Another Sky by Norman Davies : INR1347 ISBN: 9780141976983|
Human history is a tale not just of constant change, but of perpetual restlessness. In Beneath Another Sky the esteemed historian Norman Davies embarks upon a journey round the world to show the layers of experience that underpin our present - and brilliantly complicate our view of the past. ''If you are someone, or know someone, who is romanced by stamps, or maps, or names, or journeys, or plaques, then I recommend this book to you. I loved it. It deserves a shelf of its own'' David Aaronovitch, The Times ''Rich, thought-stirring and deeply engaging'' John Gray, New Statesman ''Gripping, enthralling, a great read ... a fragrant stew of history, literature and travel spiced with digression, detective work and dabs of humour'' Sarah Wheeler, Observer
|Remembrance Of Things Past by Marcel Proust : INR2080 ISBN: 9780241205969|
One of the greatest translations of all time: Scott Moncrieff''s classic version of Proust, published in three stunning clothbound volumes designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith. Proust''s masterpiece is one of the seminal works of the twentieth century, recording its narrator''s experiences as he grows up, falls in love and lives through the First World War. A profound reflection on art, time, memory, self and loss, it is often viewed as the definitive modern novel. C. K. Scott Moncrieff''s famous translation from the 1920s is today regarded as a classic in its own right and is now available in three volumes in Penguin Classics. This third volume includes The Captive, The Sweet Cheat Gone and Time Regained. ''Scott Moncrieff''s [volumes] belong to that special category of translations which are themselves literary masterpieces ... his book is one of those translations, such as the Authorized Version of the Bible itself, which can never be displaced'' - A. N. Wilson ''For the reader wishing to tackle Proust your guide must be C K Scott Moncrieff ... There are some who believe his headily perfumed translation of À la recherche du temps perdu conjures Belle Époque France more vividly even than the original'' - Telegraph ''I was more interested and fascinated by your rendering than by Proust''s creation'' - Joseph Conrad to Scott Moncrieff
|Happy Ever After by Paul Dolan : INR1550 ISBN: 9780241374955|
Happy Ever After: Escaping The Myth Of The Perfect Life
|The Magical Journey by Lizzie Mary Cullen : INR1074 ISBN: 9781405927987|
Join Lizzie Mary Cullen (the illustrator behind The Magical City and The Magical Christmas) on an expedition around the world, with her brand new colouring book. For the past few months, Lizzie has been travelling the world, exploring some of our planet''s most beautiful landscapes and fascinating cities. Inspired by the places she discovered, she has created this stunning new colouring adventure. The Magical Journey is Lizzie''s most interactive and absorbing book yet - with different treasure hunts for each continent around the world. This is an epic trip that will transport you from the depths of the Brazilian rainforest to the dizzying heights of the New Zealand mountains. Join Lizzie and faithful friend Paddy the Pug as they trek, fly, sail and swim through the wonders of the world, discovering hidden objects along the way. For fans of Johanna Basford''s The Secret Garden and Millie Marotta''s Animal Kingdom, this is a stunning new colouring book.
|Billy And Me by Giovanna Fletcher : INR879 ISBN: 9781405909952|
**ZOELLA BOOK CLUB 2016 TITLE** A gorgeously romantic novel about fame, friendship and falling in love Sophie May has a secret. One that she''s successfully kept for years. It''s meant that she''s had to give up her dreams of going to university and travelling the world to stay in her little village, living with her mum and working in the local teashop. But then Sophie unexpectedly meets the gorgeous Billy Buskin - a famous actor with ambitions to make it to the top. As they begin to grow closer, Sophie finds herself whisked away from the comfort of her life into Billy''s glamorous - but ruthless - world. After years of shying away from attention, can Sophie handle the constant scrutiny that comes with being with Billy? How much is she prepared to give up along the way? And is their love strong enough to keep them together against the odds? Charming, heart-warming and utterly romantic, Billy and Me is an unforgettable story that will completely capture your heart. Praise for Billy and Me:''A gorgeous, gloriously romantic read with buckets of charm - I absolutely loved it!'' Jill Mansell ''A sweet and sparkling debut from a lovely lady. Sure to be a hit'' Carole Matthews ''Only the most hard-hearted could fail to root for Sophie as she falls for A-lister Billy and must take on the mad, bad world of showbiz. This sweet debut reminded me of Last Night at Chateau Marmont'' Louise Candlish ''Wonderfully warm & cosy. The perfect comfort read to curl-up with and enjoy'' Ali McNamara ''If you''re looking for a romantic read and a summer treat that''ll take you on a journey and leave you feeling like you''ve made a new friend, you''ll love Billy and Me'' Vanessa Greene ''Warm and romantic, this charming read will certainly brighten up your day'' Closer ''This is one juicy read'' Now ''Tons of charm and genuine warmth'' Star Magazine
|Doctor Who by Bbc Children's Books : INR807 ISBN: 9781405929981|
A is for Angel. B is for Bow Tie. C is for Cyberman. D is for Doctor! Featuring Doctors, companions and monsters both past and present, kids of all ages will love this Doctor Who alphabet book! Includes stunning original illustrations in a retro style on every page, all the way through from A to Z(ygon).
|Penguin English Library North And South by Elizabeth Gaskell : INR788 ISBN: 9780141198927|
The Penguin English Library edition of North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell ''How am I to dress up in my finery, and go off and away to smart parties, after the sorrow I have seen today?'' Elizabeth Gaskell''s compassionate, richly dramatic novel features one of the most original and fully-rounded female characters in Victorian fiction, Margaret Hale. It shows how, forced to move from the country to an industrial northern town, she develops a passionate sense of social justice, and a turbulent relationship with mill-owner John Thornton. North and South depicts a young woman discovering herself, in a nuanced portrayal of what divides people, and what brings them together. The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.
|Penguin English Library Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy : INR728 ISBN: 9780141198934|
The Penguin English Library Edition of Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy ''I cannot allow any man to - to criticise my private conduct!'' she exclaimed. ''Nor will I for a minute'' Hardy''s powerful novel of swift sexual passion and slow-burning loyalty centres on Bathsheba Everdene, a proud working woman whose life is complicated by three different men - respectable farmer Boldwood, seductive Sergeant Troy and devoted Gabriel - making her the object of scandal and betrayal. Vividly portraying the superstitions and traditions of a small rural community, Far from the Madding Crowd shows the precarious position of a woman in a man''s world. 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.
|A German Requiem by Philip Kerr : INR825 ISBN: 9780241976913|
The third in the late Philip Kerr''s universally acclaimed Berlin Noir trilogy, A German Requiem sees detective Bernie Gunther enter the new and terrifying world of post-war Vienna. In the bitter winter of 1947 the Russian Zone is closing ever more tightly around Berlin. So when an enigmatic Russian colonel asks Bernie Gunther to go to Vienna, where his ex-Kripo colleague Emil Becker faces a murder charge, Bernie doesn''t hesitate for long. Despite Becker''s unsavoury past, Gunther is convinced that shooting an American Nazi-hunter is one crime he didn''t commit. But Vienna is not the peaceful haven Bernie expects it to be. Communism is the new enemy, and with the Nuremberg trials over, some strange alliances are being forged against the Red Menace - alignments that make many wartime atrocities look lily-white by comparison. Vividly evoking the atmosphere of postwar Vienna, A Germen Requiem brings all Philip Kerr''s pace and mordant wit to the tangle of guilt, suspicion, and double-dealing that laid the foundations for the Cold War. ''For Christmas, I would like all of Philip Kerr''s Berlin Noir novels'' Sam Mendes, Guardian ''Philip Kerr is the contemporary master of the morally complex thriller'' New York Observer
|Modern Classics Voyage In The Dark by Jean Rhys : INR737 ISBN: 9780141183954|
''It was as if a curtain had fallen, hiding everything I had ever known,'' says Anna Morgan, eighteen years old and catapulted to England from the West Indies after the death of her beloved father. Working as a chorus girl, Anna drifts into the demi-monde of Edwardian London. But there, dismayed by the unfamiliar cold and greyness, she is absolutely alone and unconsciously floating from innocence to harsh experience. Her childish dreams have been replaced by the harsher reality of living in a man''s world, where all charity has its price Voyage in the Dark was first published in 1934, but it could have been written today. It is the story of an unhappy love affair, a portrait of a hypocritical society, and an exploration of exile and breakdown; all written in Jean Rhys''s hauntingly simple and beautiful style. Jean Rhys (1894-1979) was born in Dominica. Coming to England aged 16, she drifted into various jobs before moving to Paris, where she began writing and was ''discovered'' by Ford Madox Ford. Her novels, often portraying women as underdogs out to exploit their sexualities, were ahead of their time and only modestly successful. From 1939 (when Good Morning, Midnight was written) onwards she lived reclusively, and was largely forgotten when she made a sensational comeback with her account of Jane Eyre''s Bertha Rochester, Wide Sargasso Sea, in 1966. If you enjoyed Voyage in the Dark, you might like James Joyce''s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, also available in Penguin Classics. ''A wonderful bitter-sweet book, written with disarming simplicity'' Esther Freud, Express ''Her eloquence in the language of human sexual transactions is chilling, cynical, and surprisingly moving'' A.L. Kennedy
|Modern Classics Storm Of Steele by Junger : INR943 ISBN: 9780141186917|
Presenting the desperate conflict of the First World War through the eyes of an ordinary German soldier, Ernst Jünger''s Storm of Steel is translated by Michael Hofmann in Penguin Modern Classics. ''As though walking through a deep dream, I saw steel helmets approaching through the craters. They seemed to sprout from the fire-harrowed soil like some iron harvest.'' A memoir of astonishing power, savagery and ashen lyricism, Storm of Steel depicts Ernst Jünger''s experience of combat on the front line - leading raiding parties, defending trenches against murderous British incursions, and simply enduring as shells tore his comrades apart. One of the greatest books to emerge from the catastrophe of the First World War, it illuminates like no other book not only the horrors but also the fascination of a war that made men keep fighting for four long years. Ernst Jünger (1895-1998) the son of a wealthy chemist, ran away from home to join the Foreign Legion. His father dragged him back, but he returned to military service when he joined the German army on the outbreak of the First World War. Storm of Steel (Stahlgewittern) was Jünger''s first book, published in 1920. Greatly admired by the Nazis, Jünger remained at a distance from the regime, with books such as his allegorical work On the Marble Cliffs (1939) functioning as a covert criticism of Nazi ideology and methods. If you enjoyed Storm of Steel, you might like Edward Blunden''s Undertones of War, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. ''To read this extraordinary book is to gain a unique insight into the compelling nature of organized, industrialized violence'' Niall Ferguson, author of War of the World ''Hofmann''s interpretation is superb'' The Times ''Unique in the literature of this or any other war is its brilliantly vivid conjuration of the immediacy and intensity of battle'' Telegraph ''Storm of Steel is what so many books claim to be but are not: a classic account of war'' Evening Standard
|No Turning Back by Beverley Naidoo : INR811 ISBN: 9780141368900|
Set in South Africa in the 1990s, a time when an increasing number of young black South Africans are dealing with the violence, the legacy of disrupted schooling and the continued struggle for survival. The story focuses on one boy''s struggle for survival as he leaves the violence of his home and joins a gang of children living on the streets.
|Remembrance Of Things Past by Marcel Proust : INR2079 ISBN: 9780241205921|
One of the greatest translations of all time: Scott Moncrieff''s classic version of Proust, published in three stunning clothbound volumes designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith. Proust''s masterpiece is one of the seminal works of the twentieth century, recording its narrator''s experiences as he grows up, falls in love and lives through the First World War. A profound reflection on art, time, memory, self and loss, it is often viewed as the definitive modern novel. C. K. Scott Moncrieff''s famous translation from the 1920s is today regarded as a classic in its own right and is now available in three volumes in Penguin Classics. This first volume includes Swann''s Way and Within a Budding Grove. ''Scott Moncrieff''s [volumes] belong to that special category of translations which are themselves literary masterpieces ... his book is one of those translations, such as the Authorized Version of the Bible itself, which can never be displaced'' - A. N. Wilson ''For the reader wishing to tackle Proust your guide must be C K Scott Moncrieff ... There are some who believe his headily perfumed translation of À la recherche du temps perdu conjures Belle Époque France more vividly even than the original'' - Telegraph ''I was more interested and fascinated by your rendering than by Proust''s creation'' - Joseph Conrad to Scott Moncrieff
|Skin Deep by Liz Nugent : INR1261 ISBN: 9781844883936|
The No. 1 Bestseller! The deliciously sinister new novel from the No 1 bestselling author of Richard and Judy Book Club pick, Lying in Wait ''I could probably have been an actress. It is not difficult to pretend to be somebody else. Isn''t that what I''ve been doing for most of my life?'' Cordelia Russell has been living on the French Riviera for twenty-five years, passing herself off as an English socialite. But her luck, and the kindness of strangers, have run out. The arrival of a visitor from her distant past shocks Cordelia. She reacts violently to the intrusion and flees her flat to spend a drunken night at a glittering party. As dawn breaks she stumbles home through the back streets. Even before she opens her door she can hear the flies buzzing. She did not expect the corpse inside to start decomposing quite so quickly . . . ''Bloody brilliant!'' Denise Mina ''The finest psychological thriller writer currently at work - no one gets under the skin of monstrous characters like she does'' Tammy Cohen ''A tense, dark psychological study in narcissism with a suitably chilling ending'' Good Housekeeping ''A wonderful feat of imagination, totally gripping, with a fascinating character at its heart'' Sabine Durrant ''Dark, brutal and brilliant'' Colette McBeth ''A triumph, from first page to last!'' Sarah Hilary ''Monumentally good. Liz Nugent is a beautiful writer and among the very best storytellers in the world'' Donal Ryan ''I loved, loved, loved Skin Deep - the compassion of it, the beauty of the language, how glamour and horror intersect, how the tension twists tighter and tighter and is brilliantly done'' Marian Keyes ''Dazzling ... chilling, mesmerising and, ultimately, devastating. Pure storytelling genius'' Mark Edwards ''Her darkest book yet - a compelling one-sitting read'' Sinéad Crowley ''Utterly gripping, fast paced, and featuring my favourite sociopathic female character since Lady Macbeth'' Louise O''Neill ''Incredibly dark, twisting and utterly mesmerising - you will not be able to put this down'' Sinéad Moriarty ''Pitch dark and thrillingly original'' Jane Casey ''Bloody hell, what a story! Brilliant, high octane stuff'' Kit de Waal
|Revolutionary Iran by Michael Axworthy : INR1403 ISBN: 9781846142918|
A major new and definitive work by the author of Iran: Empire of the Mind Ayatollah Khomeini''s return to Tehran in February 1979 was a key moment in post-War international politics. A large, well-populated and wealthy state suddenly committed itself to a quite new path: a revolution based on the supremacy of Islam and contempt for both superpowers. For over 30 years the Islamic Republic has resisted widespread condemnation, sanctions, and sustained attacks by Iraq in an eight-year war. Many policy-makers today share a weary wish that Iran would somehow just disappear as a problem. But with Iran''s continuing commitment to a nuclear programme and its reputation as a trouble-maker in Afghanistan, Lebanon and elsewhere, this is unlikely any time soon. The slow demise of the 2009 ''Green Revolution'' shows that Revolutionary Iran''s institutions are still formidable. About the author: Michael Axworthy''s Iran: Empire of the Mind established him as one of the world''s principal experts on this extraordinary country and in his new book, Revolutionary Iran, he has written the definitive history of this subject, one which takes full account of Iran''s unique history and makes sense of events often misunderstood by outsiders. Reviews: ''Balances scholarly precision with narrative flair ... Axworthy does the best job so far of describing the Iran-Iraq war ... He revisits, and convincingly reinterprets, defining moments of the Islamic republic ... [with] scholarly rigour and first-class analysis. Anyone interested in this most complex of revolutions would do well to read [this book]'' Economist ''An impressive exploration of Iran''s development since 1979 into an unpredictable pseudo-democracy ... [a] calm and literate portrait of the Islamic Republic'' Guardian ''If you were to read only one book on present-day Iran you could not do better than this ... Axworthy revokes the sound and fury of the revolution itself'' Ervand Abrahamian, Times Higher Education ''Packed with gobbets of information and policy advice on how to deal with Iran'' Telegraph ''[A] meticulously fair and scholarly work ... passages from Iranian authors little known in the west as well as references to both popular and arthouse cinema bring depth [and] richness ... moving and vivid ... a very fine work that deserves to be read by anyone interested in the Middle East'' Jason Burke, Observer ''Axworthy is a true Iranophile, learned in history and literature ancient and modern ... [A] subtle, lucid, and well-proportioned history ... his method casts theocracy in a refreshingly cold light, and embosses the Islamic Republic''s well-established subordination of faith to power'' Spectator
|Glencoe The Story Of The Massacre by John Prebble : INR1225 ISBN: 9780140028973|
''You are hereby ordered to fall upon the rebels, the MacDonalds of Glencoe, and to put all to the sword under seventy.'' This was the treacherous and cold-blooded order ruthlessly carried out on 13 February 1692, when the Campbells slaughtered their hosts the MacDonalds at the Massacre of Glencoe. It was a bloody incident which had deep repercussions and was the beginning of the destruction of the Highlanders. John Prebble’s masterly description of the terrible events at Glencoe was praised as ‘Evocative and powerful’ in the Sunday Telegraph.
|Great Ideas Room Of Ones Own by Virginia Woolf : INR562 ISBN: 9780141018980|
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.
|The Kraken Wakes by John Wyndham : INR569 ISBN: 9780141032993|
It started with fireballs raining down from the sky and crashing into the oceans'' deeps. Then ships began sinking mysteriously and later ''sea tanks'' emerged from the deeps to claim people . . . For journalists Mike and Phyllis Watson, what at first appears to be a curiosity becomes a global calamity. Helpless, they watch as humanity struggles to survive now that water - one of the compounds upon which life depends - is turned against them. Finally, sea levels begin their inexorable rise . . . The Kraken Wakes is a brilliant novel of how humankind responds to the threat of its own extinction and, ultimately, asks what we are prepared to do in order to survive.
|Dead Souls by Nikolay Gogol : INR630 ISBN: 9780241259993|
''Hey, you with the beard!'' A coiffured con man travels across Russia''s rural backwaters, buying the souls of dead serfs from their owners to make his fortune, in Gogol''s exuberant, bravura masterwork: the greatest comedy in Russian literature.
|Doctor Who by Bbc : INR1021 ISBN: 9781405929974|
The Doctor''s Companion: A person who explores time and space with the Doctor, fights enemies with the Doctor, and often has to save the Doctor''s life. If it wasn''t for the companions, the Doctor probably wouldn''t have made it out of so many scrapes. To celebrate the formidable women who have travelled in the TARDIS, dive into four fantastic new adventures with the Doctor, starring Rose, Sarah-Jane, Clara and Bill. Written by Jenny Colgan, Jacqueline Rayner, Dorothy Koomson and Susan Calman, these stories are the perfect way to celebrate the Doctor''s fantastic female heroines, for fans of all ages.
|A Penguin Classics A Room Of One's Own by Virginia Woolf : INR817 ISBN: 9780141395920|
A Room of One''s Own is Virginia Woolf''s most powerful feminist essay, justifying the need for women to possess intellectual freedom and financial independence. Based on a lecture given at Girton College, Cambridge, the essay is one of the great feminist polemics, ranging in its themes from Jane Austen and Carlotte Brontë to the silent fate of Shakespeare''s gifted (imaginary) sister and the effects of poverty and sexual constraint on female creativity. Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) is regarded as a major twentieth-century author and essayist, a key figure in literary history as a feminist and modernist, and the centre of ''The Bloomsbury Group''. Between 1925 and 1931 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). If you enjoyed A Room of One''s Own, you might like Woolf''s Orlando, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. ''Probably the most influential piece of non-fictional writing by a woman in this century'' Hermione Lee, Financial Times
|Modern Classics Making Of The English Working Class by E P Thompson : INR1770 ISBN: 9780141976952|
Fifty years since first publication, E. P. Thompson''s revolutionary account of working-class culture and ideals is published in Penguin Modern Classics, with a new introduction by historian Michael Kenny This classic and imaginative account of working-class society in its formative years, 1780 to 1832, revolutionized our understanding of English social history. E. P. Thompson shows how the working class took part in its own making and re-creates the whole-life experience of people who suffered loss of status and freedom, who underwent degradation, and who yet created a cultured and political consciousness of great vitality. Reviews: ''A dazzling vindication of the lives and aspirations of the then - and now once again - neglected culture of working-class England'' Martin Kettle, Observer ''Superbly readable . . . a moving account of the culture of the self-taught in an age of social and intellectual deprivation'' Asa Briggs, Financial Times ''Thompson''s work combines passion and intellect, the gifts of the poet, the narrator and the analyst'' E. J. Hobsbawm, Independent ''An event not merely in the writing of English history but in the politics of our century'' Michael Foot, Times Literary Supplement ''The greatest of our socialist historians'' Terry Eagleton, New Statesman About the author: E. P. Thompson was born in 1924 and read history at Corpus Christi, Cambridge, graduating in 1946. An academic, writer and acclaimed historian, his first major work was a biography of William Morris. The Making of the English Working Class was instantly recognized as a classic on its publication in 1963 and secured his position as one of the leading social historians of his time. Thompson was also an active campaigner and key figure in the ending of the Cold War. He died in 1993, survived by his wife and two sons.
|The Sign Of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle : INR554 ISBN: 9780241952962|
''You are a wronged woman and shall have justice. Do not bring police. If you do, all will be in vain. Your unknown friend.'' When a beautiful young woman is sent a letter inviting her to a sinister assignation, she immediately seeks the advice of the consulting detective Sherlock Holmes. For this is not the first mysterious item Mary Marston has received in the post. Every year for the last six years an anonymous benefactor has sent her a large lustrous pearl. Now it appears the sender of the pearls would like to meet her to right a wrong. But when Sherlock Holmes and his faithful sidekick Watson, aiding Miss Marston, attend the assignation, they embark on a dark and mysterious adventure involving a one-legged ruffian, some hidden treasure, deadly poison darts and a thrilling race along the River Thames.
|Pop Goes The Weasel by M. J. Arlidge : INR801 ISBN: 9781405914956|
Starring returning heroine Detective Inspector Helen Grace Pop Goes the Weasel is the latest heart-stopping thriller from M.J. Arlidge, author of Richard &Judy Book Club pick Eeny Meeny. ''This is going to be as big as Jo Nesbo'' Judy Finnigan ''Detective Inspector Helen Grace is one of the greatest heroes to come along in years.'' Jeffery Deaver, New York Times bestselling author of The Skin Collector and Solitude Creek ***** A man''s body is found in an empty house. His heart has been cut out and delivered to his wife and children. He is the first victim, and Detective Inspector Helen Grace knows he will not be the last. But why would a happily married man be this far from home in the dead of night? The media call it Jack the Ripper in reverse: a serial killer preying on family men who lead hidden double lives. Helen can sense the fury behind the murders. But what she cannot possibly predict is how volatile this killer is - or what is waiting for her at the end of the chase... ***** ''M. J. Arlidge has created a genuinely fresh heroine in DI Helen Grace'' Daily Mail ''Taut, fast-paced, truly excellent'' Sun ''A macabre, theatrical thriller that gripped me with every twist'' Woman and Home ''Chilling stuff'' Fabulist ''A chilling read'' My Weekly ''A grisly, gripping thriller'' Sunday Mirror ''Gruesomely realistic, intriguing and relentless. Arlidge''s fledgling army of fans is about to grow'' Sunday Sport ''Eeny Meeny debuts one of the best new series detectives, Helen Grace. Determined, tough and damaged, she must unravel a terrifying riddle of a killer kidnapping victims in pairs. Mesmerizing!'' Lisa Gardner ''Expertly pulled off. It has a devious premise. DI Helen Grace is fiendishly awesome. It''s scary as all hell. And it has a full cast of realistically drawn, interesting characters that make the thing read like a bullet'' Will Lavender ''A fast-paced, twisting police procedural and thriller that''s sure to become another bestseller'' Huffington Post
|Penguin Classics Essays And Aphorisms by Arthur Schopenhauer : INR1150 ISBN: 9780141395913|
One of the greatest philosophers of the nineteenth century, Schopenhauer (1788-1860) believed that human action is determined not by reason but by ''will'' - the blind and irrational desire for physical existence. This selection of his writings on religion, ethics, politics, women, suicide, books and many other themes is taken from Schopenhauer''s last work, Parerga and Paralipomena, which he published in 1851. These pieces depict humanity as locked in a struggle beyond good and evil, and each individual absolutely free within a Godless world, in which art, morality and self-awareness are our only salvation. This innovative - and pessimistic - view has proved powerfully influential upon philosophy and art, directly affecting the work of Nietzsche, Wittgenstein and Wagner among others. Arthur Schopenhauer was born in Danzig in 1788 where his family, of Dutch origin, owned a respected trading house. Arthur was expected to inherit the business, but hated the work and in 1807, after his father''s suicide and the sale of the business, he enrolled in the grammar school at Gotha. He went on to study medicine and science at Gottingen University and in 1810 began to study philosophy. In 1811 he transferred to Berlin to write his doctoral thesis, and began to write The World as Will and Idea, a complete exploration of his philosophy, which was finished in 1818. Although the book failed to sell, his belief in his own views sustained him through twenty-five years of frustrated desire for fame. During his middle life he travelled widely in Europe and in 1844 brought out a much expanded edition of his book, which after his death became one of the most widely read of all philosophical works. His fame was established in 1851 with the publication of Parerga and Paralipomena, a collection of dialogues, essays and aphorisms. He died in 1860. R.J. Hollingdale has translated works by, among others, Schopenhauer, Goethe, T.A. Hoffmann, Lichtenburg and Theodor Fontane, as well as eleven of Nietzsche''s books, many for the Penguin Classics. He has published two books on Nietzsche and was Honorary President of the British Nietzsche Society until his death in 2003.
|Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys : INR1291 ISBN: 9780241281901|
A gorgeous clothbound edition of Jean Rhys''s great masterpiece of desire and madness in the Caribbean, published for the novel''s fiftieth anniversary. Born into the oppressive, colonialist society of 1930s Jamaica, white Creole heiress Antoinette Cosway meets a young Englishman who is drawn to her innocent beauty and sensuality. After their marriage, however, disturbing rumours begin to circulate which poison her husband against her. Caught between his demands and her own precarious sense of belonging, Antoinette is inexorably driven towards madness, and her husband into the arms of another novel''s heroine. This classic study of betrayal, a seminal work of postcolonial literature, is Jean Rhys''s brief, beautiful masterpiece. ''She took one of the works of genius of the nineteenth century and turned it inside-out to create one of the works of genius of the twentieth century'' Michele Roberts, The Times
|Skippy Dies by Paul Murray : INR872 ISBN: 9780141009957|
Paul Murray''s Skippy Dies is a tragicomic masterpiece about a Dublin boarding school Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2010 Ruprecht Van Doren is an overweight genius whose hobbies include very difficult maths and the Search of Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence. Daniel ''Skippy'' Juster is his roommate. In the grand old Dublin institution that is Seabrook College for Boys, nobody pays either of them much attention. But when Skippy falls for Lori, the frisbee-playing siren from the girls'' school next door, suddenly all kinds of people take an interest - including Carl, part-time drug-dealer and official school psychopath. . . A tragic comedy of epic sweep and dimension, Skippy Dies scours the corners of the human heart and wrings every drop of pathos, humour and hopelessness out of life, love, Robert Graves, mermaids, M-theory, and everything in between. ''That rare thing, a comic epic. . . Murray is a brilliant comic writer, but also humane and touching, and he captures the misery and elation, joy and anxiety of teenage life'' David Nicholls, Guardian ''Novels rarely come as funny and as moving as this utterly brilliant exploration of teenhood and the anticlimax of becoming an adult . . . one of the finest comic novels written anywhere'' Eileen Battersby, Irish Times ''I loved Skippy Dies . . . three novels fused into one ignited tragicomic tour de force'' Ali Smith, Times Literary Supplement Books of the Year ''An unforgettably exuberant saga set in an Irish boys'' school. The insulting repartee is Shakespearean, the minor characters hilarious, and Murray captures the fleeting joys and lasting sorrows of adolescence perfectly'' Emma Donoghue, Daily Telegraph ''A triumph . . . brimful of wit and narrative energy'' Sunday Times ''The sprawling brilliance of Paul Murray''s darkly comic second novel works on many different levels . . . When you finish the last page, you may be tempted to start all over again'' Metro Paul Murray is the author of An Evening of Long Goodbyes, shortlisted for the Whitbread First Novel Award in 2005, and Skippy Dies, longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2010.
|Regeneration by Pat Barker : INR896 ISBN: 9780141030937|
A Hay Festival and The Poole VOTE 100 BOOKS for Women Selection The modern classic of contemporary war fiction - a Man Booker Prize-nominated examination of World War I and its deep legacy of human traumas. ''A brilliant novel. Intense and subtle'' Peter Kemp, Sunday Times Craiglockhart War Hospital, Scotland, 1917, and army psychiatrist William Rivers is treating shell-shocked soldiers. Under his care are the poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen, as well as mute Billy Prior, who is only able to communicate by means of pencil and paper. Rivers''s job is to make the men in his charge healthy enough to fight. Yet the closer he gets to mending his patients'' minds the harder becomes every decision to send them back to the horrors of the front. Pat Barker''s Regeneration is the classic exploration of how the traumas of war brutalised a generation of young men. This is the first novel in Pat Barker''s Man Booker Prize-winning Regeneration Trilogy: I: Regeneration II: The Eye in the Door III: The Ghost Road ''A vivid evocation of the agony of the First World War and a multi-layered exploration of all wars. A fine anthem for doomed youth'' Time Out ''A novel of tremendous power'' Margaret Forster ''Unforgettable'' Sunday Telegraph ''One of the strongest and most interesting novelists of her generation'' Guardian
|The Doctor's Wife Is Dead by Andrew Tierney : INR1548 ISBN: 9781844883929|
A mysterious death in respectable society: a brilliant historical true crime story In 1849, a woman called Ellen Langley died in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. She was the wife of a prosperous local doctor. So why was she buried in a pauper''s coffin? Why had she been confined to the grim attic of the house she shared with her husband, and then exiled to a rented dwelling-room in an impoverished part of the famine-ravaged town? And why was her husband charged with murder? Following every twist and turn of the inquest into Ellen Langley''s death and the trial of her husband, The Doctor''s Wife is Dead tells the story of an unhappy marriage, of a man''s confidence that he could get away with abusing his wife, and of the brave efforts of a number of ordinary citizens to hold him to account. Andrew Tierney has produced a tour de force of narrative nonfiction that shines a light on the double standards of Victorian law and morality and illuminates the weave of money, sex, ambition and respectability that defined the possibilities and limitations of married life. It is a gripping portrait of a marriage, a society and a shocking legal drama. ''An astonishing book ... a vivid chronicle of the unspeakable cruelty perpetrated by a husband on his spouse at a time when, in law, a wife was a man''s chattel'' Damian Corless, Irish Independent ''Opens in gripping style and rarely falters ... fascinating and well researched'' Mary Carr, Irish Mail on Sunday (5 stars) ''Truly illuminating ... Tierney''s exploration of the case''s influence on Irish and English lawmaking and literature is particularly intriguing, drawing comparisons with Kate Summerscale''s similar work in The Suspicions of Mr Whicher'' Jessica Traynor, Sunday Times ''Riveting ... meticulously researched and deftly told'' Irish Examiner ''A nonfiction work with the pulse of a courtroom drama ... Tierney''s book is a moving account of Ellen Langley''s squalid last days, but it''s also a study of Famine-era Irish society. Men dominate, be they grimly professional gents in tall hats and grey waistcoats or feckless scoundrels using women as chattel'' Peter Murphy, Irish Times ''A dark tale of spousal abuse, illicit sex and uncertain justice, set against a backdrop of poverty and privilege, marital inequality and the deep religious divide between Catholics and Protestants. Tierney is an archaeologist, and his skill in unearthing the past is on display as he digs deep into the historical record of a murder case so shocking and controversial that it was debated in parliament. ... Tierney writes with passion ... and deftly weaves a plot that''s filled with surprising twists and turns'' History Ireland
|Criminal by Tom Gash : INR1026 ISBN: 9781846145933|
There are two myths about crime. In one, the criminal act is a selfish choice, and tough punishment the only solution. In the other, the system is at fault, and perpetrators will change only when society reforms. Both these narratives are wrong. Interweaving conversations and stories of crime with findings from the latest research, Tom Gash dispels the myths that inform our views of crime, from the widespread misconception that poverty causes crime, to the belief that tough sentencing reduces it. He examines the origins of criminal behaviour, the ebb and flow of crime across the last century, and the effectiveness of various government crack-downs - and in doing so reveals that crime is both less rational and much easier to reduce than many believe. Can we suspend our knee-jerk reactions, let go of cherished myths and embrace the truth about crime?
|The Ghost Road by Pat Barker : INR872 ISBN: 9780141030951|
The Ghost Road is the final instalment in Pat Barker''s Regeneration trilogy. WINNER OF THE 1995 BOOKER PRIZE. 1918, the closing months of the war. Army psychiatrist William Rivers is increasingly concerned for the men who have been in his care - particularly Billy Prior, who is about to return to combat in France with young poet Wilfred Owen. As Rivers tries to make sense of what, if anything, he has done to help these injured men, Prior and Owen await the final battles in a war that has decimated a generation ... The Ghost Road is the Booker Prize-winning account of the devastating final months of the First World War. ''An extraordinary tour de force. I''m convinced that the trilogy will win recognition as one of the few real masterpieces of late twentieth-century British fiction'' Jonathan Coe ''Powerful, deeply moving'' Barry Unsworth, Sunday Times ''Harrowing, original, unforgettable'' Independent ''A triumph'' Sunday Times Other titles in the trilogy: Regeneration The Eye in the Door
|Sleep by Nick Littlehales : INR889 ISBN: 9780241975978|
''Nick Littlehales wants to redefine the very meaning of the word sleep'' - Daily Telegraph ''Nick Littlehales has reconfigured the bedrooms of a legion of international sporting stars . . . He has a unique and encyclopaedic knowledge'' - Guardian ''Sleep guru Nick Littlehales trains elite athletes to get the best possible rest'' - Daily Mail Proven solutions for better nights, from the ''sleep guru'' to sports stars including Cristiano Ronaldo One third of our lives are spent trying to sleep. Most us have disturbed, restless nights and rely on a cocktail of caffeine and sugar to drag us through the day. Yet the hours we spend in bed shape our mood, motivation and decision-making skills - defining our performance in work, at home and while keeping fit. We need a new approach to sleep. In this ground-breaking book, Nick Littlehales, elite sleep coach to some of the world''s leading sports stars and teams, lays bare his strategies for us all to use. Discover how to map your own sleep cycle, what the optimum room temperature is, which bedding is best and why napping is actually good for you. Read Sleep, learn from the best in sport, and kickstart a more confident, successful and happier you.
|Chinese Thought by Roel Sterckx : INR1953 ISBN: 9780241385906|
An engrossing history of ancient Chinese philosophy and culture from an eminent Cambridge expert We are often told that the twenty-first century is bound to become China''s century. Never before has Chinese culture been so physically, digitally, economically or aesthetically present in everyday Western life. But how much do we really know about its origins and key beliefs? How did the ancient Chinese think about the world? In this enlightening book, Roel Sterckx, one of the foremost experts in Chinese thought, takes us through centuries of Chinese history, from Confucius to Daoism to the Legalists. The great questions that have occupied China''s brightest minds were not about who and what we are, but rather how we should live our lives, how we should organise society and how we can secure the well-being of those who live with us and for whom we carry responsibility. With evocative examples from philosophy, literature and everyday life, Sterckx shows us how the ancient Chinese have shaped the thinking of a civilization that is now influencing our own.
|Flying Colours by C S Forester : INR943 ISBN: 9781405936927|
A Horatio Hornblower Tale of the Sea A humiliated and shipless captive of the French, Horatio Hornblower faces execution unless he can escape and make a triumphant return to England . . . Forced to surrender his ship, HMS Sutherland, after a long and bloody battle, Captain Horatio Hornblower is held prisoner in a French fortress. Prospects turn bleaker when he learns that he and Lt. Bush are to be tried and executed in Paris as part of Napoleon''s attempts to rally the war-weary Empire. Even if Hornblower can escape this fate and make it safe to England, he still faces court-martial for surrendering his ship. With little hope for the future and little left to lose, Hornblower throws caution to the wind once more. This is the seventh of eleven books chronicling the adventures of C. S. Forester''s inimitable nautical hero, Horatio Hornblower. ''A joyous creation, perfection in words'' Conn Iggulden
|The Commodore by C S Forester : INR873 ISBN: 9781405936934|
1812 and the fate of Europe lies in the hands of newly appointed Commodore Hornblower . . . Dispatched to northern waters to protect Britain''s Baltic interests, Horatio Hornblower must halt the advance of Napoleon''s empire into Sweden and Russia. But first he must battle the terrible Baltic weather: fog, snow and icebound waterways; overcome Russian political and commercial intrigues; avoid the seductive charms of royalty as well as the deadly reach of assassins in the imperial palace; and contend with hostile armies and French privateers. With the fate of Europe balanced on a knife edge, the responsibility lies heavy on a Commodore''s shoulders ... This is the eighth of eleven books chronicling the adventures of C. S. Forester''s inimitable nautical hero, Horatio Hornblower. ''A recipe for pure pleasure'' Bernard Cornwell
|Modern Classics Handful Of Dust by Evelyn Waugh : INR841 ISBN: 9780141183961|
Taking its title from T.S. Eliot''s modernist poem The Waste Land, Evelyn Waugh''s A Handful of Dust is a chronicle of Britain''s decadence and social disintegration between the First and Second World Wars. This Penguin Modern Classics edition is edited with an introduction and notes by Robert Murray Davis. After seven years of marriage, the beautiful Lady Brenda Last is bored with life at Hetton Abbey, the Gothic mansion that is the pride and joy of her husband, Tony. She drifts into an affair with the shallow socialite John Beaver and forsakes Tony for the Belgravia set. Brilliantly combining tragedy, comedy and savage irony, A Handful of Dust captures the irresponsible mood of the ''crazy and sterile generation'' between the wars. This breakdown of the Last marriage is a painful, comic re-working of Waugh''s own divorce, and a symbol of the disintegration of society. If you enjouyed A Handful of Dust, you might like Waugh''s Vile Bodies, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. ''One of the twentieth century''s most chilling and bitter novels; and one of its best''Nicholas Lezard, Guardian ''One of the most distinguished novels of the century''Frank Kermode ''This is a masterpiece of stylish satire, and is funny, too ... a marvellous book''John Banville, Irish Times
|You're The One That I Want by Giovanna Fletcher : INR643 ISBN: 9781405909976|
A new novel from the author of Billy and Me about love and the unbreakable bonds of friendship. Maddy, dressed in white, stands at the back of the church. At the end of the aisle is Rob - the man she''s about to marry. Next to Rob is Ben - best man and the best friend any two people ever had. And that''s the problem. Because if it wasn''t Rob waiting for her at the altar, there''s a strong chance it would be Ben. Loyal and sensitive Ben has always kept his feelings to himself, but if he turned round and told Maddy she was making a mistake, would she listen? And would he be right? Best friends since childhood, Maddy, Ben and Rob thought their bond was unbreakable. But love changes everything. Maddy has a choice to make but will she choose wisely? Her heart, and the hearts of the two best men she knows, depend on it... Praise for Billy and Me :''A gorgeous, gloriously romantic read with buckets of charm - I absolutely loved it!'' Jill Mansell ''A sweet and sparkling debut from a lovely lady. Sure to be a hit'' Carole Matthews ''Only the most hard-hearted could fail to root for Sophie as she falls for A-lister Billy and must take on the mad, bad world of showbiz. This sweet debut reminded me of Last Night at Chateau Marmont'' Louise Candlish ''Wonderfully warm & cosy. The perfect comfort read to curl-up with and enjoy'' Ali McNamara ''If you''re looking for a romantic read and a summer treat that''ll take you on a journey and leave you feeling like you''ve made a new friend, you''ll love Billy and Me'' Vanessa Greene ''Warm and romantic, this charming read will certainly brighten up your day'' Closer ''This is one juicy read'' Now ''Tons of charm and genuine warmth'' Star Magazine
|Moomin And The Wishing Star by Tove Jansson : INR733 ISBN: 9780141359939|
When Moomintroll finds a beautiful shiny pebble, Snorkmaiden thinks it might be a star - and if it is a star, then Moomin can make a wish! But wishes are difficult things to get right, and while Moomin worries about what his wish will be, the star''s shine begins to fade.
|Everything We Touch by Paula Zuccotti : INR1698 ISBN: 9780241205907|
*Features exposed spine showing stitching and enabling book to open completely flat!* What''s the first thing we touch when we wake up? How do our favourite things reveal our hopes and fears? Can objects tell the story of our lives? Imagine how your day would look if you recorded everything that you touched. From smartphone to soap, from spice to spoon... what if they were all brought together in one place? Would they tell a bigger story? Driven by this idea, Paula Zuccotti travelled around the world to find people from an incredible array of ages, cultures, professions and backgrounds. She asked them to document every object they touched in 24 hours. Then she gathered those objects together and photographed them in a single shot. From a toddler in Tokyo to a cowboy in Arizona, from a cleaner in London to a cloister nun in Madrid, Every Thing We Touch is their story told through the objects they own, consume, need, choose, treasure and can''t let go. Each image is mystery, a story, a work of art. Each is a moment in time: a life and a world reflected back at us. every-thingwetouch.tumblr.com
|The Tale Of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter : INR707 ISBN: 9780241252925|
The Tale of Peter Rabbit was first published by Frederick Warne in 1902 and endures as Beatrix Potter''s most popular and well-loved tale. It tells the story of a very mischievous rabbit and the trouble he encounters in Mr McGregor''s vegetable garden! This edition is part of a collection of five books designed by iconic British and Irish fashion designers to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter. The Tale of Peter Rabbit is designed by Cats Brothers, an award winning ready-to-wear luxury knitwear/street-wear label with a crafted approach to design, making clothes that are fashion forward and always with a sense of humour - the garments are as fun to wear as they are to make. They recently won Young Designer of the Year 2015, Olympus Pen Scottish Fashion Awards; Scotland Re:Designed Womenswear Designer of the Year 2015.
|The Tale Of Tom Kitten by Beatrix Potter : INR707 ISBN: 9780241252932|
The Tale of Tom Kitten is set in the cottage garden Beatrix created herself at Hill Top, the farm she owned near the village of Sawrey. Tom and his sisters look so smart in their new clothes. When their mother sends them outside while she waits for her visitors, she couldn''t possibly guess what kind of mess they are going to get themselves into! This edition is part of a collection of five books designed by iconic British and Irish fashion designers to celebration the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter. The Tale of Tom Kitten was designed by The Rodnik Band; created and designed by designer Philip Colbert, the label is inspired by the the Pop Art movement and was described by journalist Andre Leon Talley as the Godson of Andy Warhol.
|The Tale Of Jemima Puddle-duck by Beatrix Potter : INR707 ISBN: 9780241252949|
Poor Jemima. All she wants to do is lay her eggs in peace, and be allowed to hatch them herself. At last she flies off and finds the perfect place. Little does the silly duck realise that the charming gentleman who has lent her his woodshed is busily planning a delicious meal of . . . roast duck! Jemima was a real duck belonging to Beatrix Potter, who lived at her farm, Hill Top. The story also features Beatrix''s own sheepdog, Kep, who thankfully manages to save Jemima from a nasty fate! This edition is part of a collection of five books designed by iconic British and Irish fashion designers to celebration the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter. The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck was designed by Henry Holland (House of Holland) - a British fashion designer and businessman. Holland gained attention with his bold, 1980s-inspired T-shirts, and subsequently shot to fame after founding his own fashion house
|A Woman's Work by Harriet Harman : INR2026 ISBN: 9780241274941|
GUARDIAN AND NEW STATESMAN BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2017 ''Compelling ... She has guts to spare ... An important story ... Role model? You bet'' Tim Shipman, Sunday Times ''So human and inspiring, and my favourite book of the year so far'' Rohan Silva, Guardian When Harriet Harman started her career, men-only job adverts and a ''women''s rate'' of pay were the norm, female MPs were a tiny minority - a woman couldn''t even sign for a mortgage. But, she argues, we should never just be grateful that things are better now. There''s still more to do. In A Woman''s Work Harriet, Britain''s longest-serving female MP, looks at her own life to see how far we''ve come, and where we should go next. This is an inspiring and refreshingly honest account of the part she has played (and the setbacks along the way) in the movement that transformed politics and women''s lives - from helping striking female factory workers to standing for election while pregnant, from her memories of her own mother to her success in reforming the law on maternity rights, childcare, domestic violence and getting more women into parliament. But it is also a call for women today to get together and continue the fight for equality. If we don''t, no one else will.
|Snow Day by Richard Curtis : INR943 ISBN: 9780723288923|
A snowy day, a deserted school and the teacher you least want to see. Welcome to Snow Day, the most magical day of the year . . . When Danny goes to school one quiet, snowy morning, the last thing he expects to find is a deserted school and his least favourite teacher. But that''s exactly what he does find. And what starts as the worst day imaginable, ends as the most life-affirming and magical day of the year. An incredibly moving story about finding friendship in the most unexpected of places.
|The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did) by Philippa Perry : INR1320 ISBN: 9780241250990|
''Hugely warm, wise, hopeful and encouraging'' Alain de Botton Every parent wants their child to be happy and every parent wants to avoid screwing them up. But how do you achieve that? In this absorbing, clever and funny book, renowned psychotherapist Philippa Perry tells us what really matters and what behaviour it is important to avoid - the vital dos and don''ts of parenting. Instead of mapping out the ''perfect'' plan, Perry offers a big-picture look at the elements that lead to good parent-child relationships. This refreshing, judgement-free guide will help you to: · Understand how your own upbringing may affect your parenting· Accept that you will make mistakes and learn what you can do about them· Break negative cycles and patterns · Handle your own and your child''s feelings· Understand what different behaviours communicate Full of sage and sane advice, this is the book that every parent will want to read and every child will wish their parents had.
|The Tale Of Mrs. Tiggy-winkle by Beatrix Potter : INR707 ISBN: 9780241252956|
The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-winkle was first published in 1905, and is as charming today as it was then. It tells the tale of a hidden home high in the hills. It is discovered one day by a little girl called Lucie, who is in search of her missing pocket handkerchiefs. She knocks on the tiny door, and meets Mrs Tiggy-winkle who does all the washing and ironing for the neighbouring animals. Lucie spends a lovely day helping her, and it''s only right at the end of the day that she realises Mrs Tiggy-winkle is a hedgehog! This edition is part of a collection of five books designed by iconic British and Irish fashion designers to celebration the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter. The Tale of Mrs. Tiggle-Winkle was designed by Orla Kiely - an Irish contemporary designer known for her unique retro prints and designs. Her fashion line has been seen on royalty and celebrities, and she has many brand partnerships for products including mugs, towels, bedding, cookware and more.
|The Last Days Of Summer by Vanessa Ronan : INR811 ISBN: 9780241974971|
''Opens Vanessa Ronan''s literary career the way dynamite opens a safe ... beautiful and invigoratingly shocking'' Joseph O''Connor, Irish Times Mid-July in Texas. Cicadas shed their dry summer skins, the scent of roses hangs heavy in the still air, and a woman sits alone on her porch at dusk, watching the empty, merciless prairie, its light falling to darkness. He''s coming home. Upstairs, Lizzie knows, her daughters are safe in their beds. Joanne, still young enough to smile at strangers, one last summer of childhood left in her. Katie, already a beauty, the first flush of womanhood blooming on her skin. Both sleeping soundly. But out beyond the boundary of their land, the townspeople sleep fitfully. Too many have heard that Jasper is coming back - folk who know him of old, who remember what he did - men who will make it their business to see he doesn''t stay too long round these parts ... ''Vivid storytelling. ... makes your fingers tremble when you turn the pages. The terror and the pity of it will stay with you for a long time''Sunday Times ''A powerful, formidable debut. Vanessa Ronan is a natural storyteller and what a gripping, dark, compelling story this is'' Donal Ryan ''Written with poetry and vision. With a blistering ending that leaves you racing to its conclusion ...'' Stylist ''Shades of In Cold Blood and Truman Capote, shades of Harper Lee ... there''s constant mystery hovering over every turn of the page'' Ryan Tubridy, RTE ''Each word is weighted with dread and laden with drama ... impressive'' Sunday Independent
|I'm The King Of The Castle by Susan Hill : INR859 ISBN: 9780141041940|
I''m the King of the Castle is Susan Hill''s spellbinding novel of childhood cruelty. With an introduction by Esther Freud. Susan Hill''s I''m King of the Castle was first published in 1970. Telling the story of two boys forced to live together by their widowed parents, it is a chilling portrayal of childhood cruelty and persecution, of parental blindness and of our own ambivalence to what are supposed to be the happiest days of our lives. ''Hill''s exploration of a juvenile ghoul and his natural prey is a brilliant tour de force''Guardian ''Equalled for poignancy and horror only in Lord of the Flies''Sunday Telegraph
|The Twits by Roald Dahl : INR620 ISBN: 9780141315966|
Which one of your classmates is most like horrible Mr Twit? David Wood has created six short plays to read and perform. With notes on simple staging, props and costumes, the plays can be produced with the minimum of experience and resources. Children will have a splendiferous time - and their friends won''t believe their gogglers!
|Lovers And Strangers by Clair Wills : INR934 ISBN: 9780141974972|
SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2018 TLS BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2017 ''Generous and empathetic ... opens up postwar migration in all its richness'' Sukhdev Sandhu, Guardian ''Groundbreaking, sophisticated, original, open-minded ... essential reading for anyone who wants to understand not only the transformation of British society after the war but also its character today'' Piers Brendon, Literary Review ''Lyrical, full of wise and original observations'' David Goodhart, The Times The battered and exhausted Britain of 1945 was desperate for workers - to rebuild, to fill the factories, to make the new NHS work. From all over the world and with many motives, thousands of individuals took the plunge. Most assumed they would spend just three or four years here, sending most of their pay back home, but instead large numbers stayed - and transformed the country. Drawing on an amazing array of unusual and surprising sources, Clair Wills'' wonderful new book brings to life the incredible diversity and strangeness of the migrant experience. She introduces us to lovers, scroungers, dancers, homeowners, teachers, drinkers, carers and many more to show the opportunities and excitement as much as the humiliation and poverty that could be part of the new arrivals'' experience. Irish, Bengalis, West Indians, Poles, Maltese, Punjabis and Cypriots battled to fit into an often shocked Britain and, to their own surprise, found themselves making permanent homes. As Britain picked itself up again in the 1950s migrants set about changing life in their own image, through music, clothing, food, religion, but also fighting racism and casual and not so casual violence. Lovers and Strangers is an extremely important book, one that is full of enjoyable surprises, giving a voice to a generation who had to deal with the reality of life surrounded by ''white strangers'' in their new country.
|Horrible Words by Rebecca Gowers : INR896 ISBN: 9780141978970|
Nothing inflames the language gripers like a misplaced disinterested, an illogical irregardless, a hideous operationalisation. To purists these are ''howlers'' and ''non-words'', fit only for scorn. But in their rush to condemn such terms, are the naysayers missing something? In this provocative and hugely entertaining book, Rebecca Gowers throws light on a great array of horrible words, and shows how the diktats of the pedants are repeatedly based on misinformation, false reasoning and straight-up snobbery. The result is a brilliant work of history, a surreptitious introduction to linguistics, and a mischievous salute to the misusers of the language. It is also a bold manifesto asserting our common rights over English, even as it questions the true nature of style.
|Rise And Fall Of The House Of Medici by Christopher Hibbert : INR1162 ISBN: 9780140050905|
At its height Renaissance Florence was a centre of enormous wealth, power and influence. A republican city-state funded by trade and banking, its often bloody political scene was dominated by rich mercantile families, the most famous of which were the Medici. This enthralling book charts the family’s huge influence on the political, economic and cultural history of Florence. Beginning in the early 1430s with the rise of the dynasty under the near-legendary Cosimo de Medici, it moves through their golden era as patrons of some of the most remarkable artists and architects of the Renaissance, to the era of the Medici Popes and Grand Dukes, Florence’s slide into decay and bankruptcy, and the end, in 1737, of the Medici line.
|Baby At The Table by Michela Chiappa : INR1740 ISBN: 9780718182946|
SILVER PRIZE: BEST FAMILY COOKBOOK, MUMII FAMILY AWARDS 2017 __________ Make delicious food that you and your baby will love. Michela and Emanuela''s Italian approach to weaning will have your baby eating solid food and enjoying meals with the whole family by the time they celebrate their first birthday, and well into childhood. Involving clever combinations of simple ingredients, no special kit, and under 15 minutes'' preparation time for each recipe, your baby will quickly progress from basic purées to interesting snacks and delicious fresh meals eaten at the table. __________ The 3-Step Guide: Baby: a foolproof introduction to their first steps in food - 6-8 months: enjoying a variety of flavours - 8-10 months: exploring textures - 10-12 months: experiencing first meals - clever natural teething solutions - ''masking it'' tricks Toddler: happy, healthy tummies for them and a stress-free life for you - finger foods - speedy lunchtime meals - travel and lunchbox solutions - quick-fix snacks - tips on dealing with picky eaters Family: feed your whole family (baby included) one meal - recipes for Brunches, Speedy Dinners, One-pot Meals, Desserts and Bakes - tasty Italian classics you''ll return to again and again: Red pepper and super-bean bolognese Speedy cheat''s pizza Fish pies in a mug Chicken pot pie Salmon and sweet potato parcel Chocolate ricotta pudding - ''4-ways-with'' sections for porridge, pesto, eggs, jacket potatoes and leftovers - healthy make-ahead meal ideas - how to get the kids involved __________ ''How to get babies eating family meals by the age of ONE . . . it''s much easier than you think. A cross between a parenting guide and a cookbook. Simple enough even for a child to understand. Full of recipes that the whole family can enjoy - baby included. And they all take 15 minutes or less'' Daily Mail ''A beautiful book packed with inspiration (and super-simple ways) to feed your baby well, all backed up with sound nutritional info, and most importantly, celebrating the whole family eating together. Nice one girls!'' - Jamie Oliver ''Family food, Italian style'' Daily Telegraph
|Penguin English Library Murders In Rue Morgue And Other Tales by Edgar Allan Poe : INR652 ISBN: 9780141198972|
The Penguin English Library Edition of The Murders in the Rue Morgue and Other Tales by Edgar Allan Poe ''... an agility astounding, a strength superhuman, a ferocity brutal, a butchery without motive, a grotesquerie in horror absolutely alien from humanity...'' Horror, madness, violence and the dark forces hidden in humanity abound in this collection of Poe''s brilliant tales, including - among others - the bloody, brutal and baffling murder of a mother and daughter in Paris in ''The Murders in the Rue Morgue'', the creeping insanity of ''The Tell-Tale Heart'', the Gothic nightmare of ''The Masque of the Red Death'', and the terrible doom of ''The Fall of the House of Usher''. 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.
|Sami's Silver Linings (the Lost And Found Book Two) by Cathy Cassidy : INR1306 ISBN: 9780241321966|
The must-have second book in the brilliant Lost and Found series from Cathy Cassidy, bestselling author of the Chocolate Box Girls. Forced to flee his home in Syria for safety in England, Sami attempts to begin a new life but struggles to overcome the pain of the past. Memories of the long and dangerous journey across icy waters, armed with only his dad''s old coat, a flute and the hope of a brighter future, are never far away. Can his new friends in the Lost and Found band and a blossoming romance with the girl of his dreams melt his frozen heart or is it too late to find a silver lining? Praise for Cathy''s books: Touching, tender and unforgettable. Guardian
|About Last Night... by Catherine Alliott : INR801 ISBN: 9781405924924|
The immensely funny and heartwarming number one bestseller. Molly gets a second chance in life - but will she have the courage to take it? Molly has traded London for a dream home in the country - except it was her husband''s dream, not hers. And David is, well, rather dead now. So when a distant relative leaves her a London townhouse, Molly is ready to quit ''The Good Life'' and return to her good life. But there''s a rather tall, handsome problem - a man who''s already living in Molly''s new house. And when a face from her past reappears, she''s no longer quite sure where she belongs. Do any of the men in Molly''s life have honourable intentions? Is she ready to ditch muddy wellies for high heels? Or is she saying goodbye to the delights of country life too soon? Readers love Catherine Alliott''s books: ''Like going on holiday and travelling by book!'' ***** ''Side-splittingly funny'' ***** ''A big slice of sunny escapism'' ***** ''Alliott always manages to write serious subjects with cracking humour'' ***** ''The mistress of this genre'' *****
|Penguin English Library Moby-dick by Herman Melville : INR556 ISBN: 9780141198958|
The Penguin English Library Edition of Moby-Dick by Herman Melville ''The frail gunwales bent in, collapsed, and snapped, as both jaws, like an enormous shears, sliding further aft, bit the craft completely in twain...'' Moby-Dick is one of the most expansive feats of imagination in the whole of literature: the mad, raging, Shakespearean tale of Captain Ahab''s insane quest to kill a giant white whale that has taken his leg, and upon which he has sworn vengeance, at any cost. A creation unlike any other, this is an epic story of fatal monomania and the deepest dreams and obsessions of mankind. The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.
|The Beast Awakens by Joseph Delaney : INR707 ISBN: 9780241320990|
Calling all budding Stephen King fans... this is the book for you! The first book in a horrifying new fantasy sequence from Joseph Delaney, the internationally multi-million-selling author of The Spook''s Apprentice. They heard shouting, and cries of fear. Crafty looked down the slope and realised what had happened to cause so much panic. Without warning, the dark wall of the Shole had advanced. Crafty can''t remember a time before the Shole - the terrifying mist that has engulfed most of Britain, leaving those trapped in it to either die or be transformed into terrifying monsters: the aberrations. He''s been stuck in his family''s cellar for nearly a year, his only companions his restless, whispering dead brothers, and an unusually friendly aberration he names the Bog Queen. But then Crafty''s life abruptly changes. He is ordered to report to the Castle, where he will train as a gate grub - operators of magical portals that allow the mysterious guild of Gatemancers to explore within the Shole. It is a dangerous job, with a very short life expectancy... To survive, Crafty will have to use every inch of his cunning - whatever the cost.
|A Passage To India by E.m. Forster : INR949 ISBN: 9780241214992|
Exploring issues of colonialism, faith and the limits of comprehension, E.M. Forster''s A Passage to India is published as a Penguin Essential for the first time. When Adela Quested and her elderly companion Mrs Moore arrive in the Indian town of Chandrapore, they quickly feel trapped by its insular and prejudiced ''Anglo-Indian'' community. Determined to escape the parochial English enclave and explore the ''real India'', they seek the guidance of the charming and mercurial Dr Aziz, a cultivated Indian Muslim. But a mysterious incident occurs while they are exploring the Marabar caves with Aziz, and the well-respected doctor soon finds himself at the centre of a scandal that rouses violent passions among both the British and their Indian subjects. A masterly portrait of a society in the grip of imperialism, A Passage to India compellingly depicts the fate of individuals caught between the great political and cultural conflicts of the modern world. ''His great book ... masterly in its presence and its lucidity''Anita Desai
|Storm Of Steel by Junger : INR727 ISBN: 9780241261996|
''Out of the hideously scarred soil of Flanders rose black, splintered trunks of trees'' In one of the greatest war memoirs ever written, an ordinary German soldier recalls the horror and bloodlust of combat on the Western Front with brutal, unflinching candour and stark simplicity. Ten new titles in the colourful, small-format, portable new Pocket Penguins series
|Modern Classics Sword Of Honour by Evelyn Waugh : INR1179 ISBN: 9780141184975|
Fictionalising his experience of service during the Second World War, Evelyn Waugh''s Sword of Honour is the complete one-volume edition of his masterful trilogy, edited with an introduction by Angus Calder in Penguin Modern Classics. Waugh''s own unhappy experience of being a soldier is superbly re-enacted in this story of Guy Crouchback, a Catholic and a gentleman, commissioned into the Royal Corps of Halberdiers during the war years 1939-45. High comedy - in the company of Brigadier Ritchie-Hook or the denizens of Bellamy''s Club - is only part of the shambles of Crouchback''s war. When action comes in Crete and in Yugoslavia, he discovers not heroism, but humanity. Sword of Honour combines three volumes: Officers and Gentlemen, Men at Arms and Unconditional Surrender, which were originally published separately. Extensively revised by Waugh, they were published as the one-volume Sword of Honour in 1965, in the form in which Waugh himself wished them to be read. Evelyn Waugh (1903-66) was born in Hampstead, second son of Arthur Waugh, publisher and literary critic, and brother of Alec Waugh, the popular novelist. In 1928 he published his first work, a life of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and his first novel, Decline and Fall, which was soon followed by Vile Bodies (1930), A Handful of Dust (1934) and Scoop (1938). In 1939 he was commissioned in the Royal Marines and later transferred to the Royal Horse Guards, serving in the Middle East and in Yugoslavia. In 1942 he published Put Out More Flags and then in 1945 Brideshead Revisited. Men at Arms (1952) was the first volume of ''The Sword of Honour'' trilogy, and won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize; the other volumes, Officers and Gentlemen and Unconditional Surrender, followed in 1955 and 1961. If you enjoyed Sword of Honour, you might like Ford Madox Ford''s Parade''s End, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. ''Marvellous ... one of the masterpieces of the century'' John Banville, Irish Times
|The Flea Palace by Elif Shafak : INR936 ISBN: 9780241201909|
Shortlisted for the 2005 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, Elif Shafak''s The Flea Palace is a moving and highly original novel about a group of individuals who live in the same building and who together become embroiled in a mystery. By turns comic and tragic, The Flea Palace is an outstandingly original novel driven by an overriding sense of social justice. Bonbon Palace was once a stately apartment block in Istanbul. Now it is a sadly dilapidated home to ten wildly different individuals and their families. There''s a womanizing, hard-drinking academic with a penchant for philosophy; a ''clean freak'' and her lice-ridden daughter; a lapsed Jew in search of true love; and a charmingly naïve mistress whose shadowy past lurks in the building. When the rubbish at Bonbon Palace is stolen, a mysterious sequence of events unfolds that result in a soul-searching quest for truth. ''Picaresque'' Guardian ''Hyperactive and hilarious'' Independent
|The Racehorse Who Learned To Dance by Clare Balding : INR1038 ISBN: 9780241353936|
Penguin presents the audio CD edition of The Racehorse Who Learned to Dance written and read by Clare Balding. 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?
|How To Give Up Plastic by Will Mccallum : INR1037 ISBN: 9780241388938|
As read by James Corden, Fearne Cotton, Jim Chapman and Dougie Poytner. ''We have a responsibility, every one of us'' David Attenborough Around 12.7 million tonnes of plastic are entering the ocean every year, killing over 1 million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals. By 2050 there could be more plastic in the ocean than fish by weight. Plastic pollution is the environmental scourge of our age, but how can YOU make a difference? This accessible guide, written by the campaigner at the forefront of the anti-plastic movement, will help you make the small changes that make a big difference, from buying a reusable coffee cup to running a clean-up at your local park or beach. Tips on giving up plastic include: · Washing your clothes within a wash bag to catch plastic microfibers (the cause of 30% of plastic pollution in the ocean) · Replacing your regular shampoo with bar shampoo · How to lobby your supermarket to remove unnecessary packaging · How to throw a plastic-free birthday party · How to convince others to join you in giving up plastic Plastic is not going away without a fight. We need a movement made up of billions of individual acts, bringing people together from all backgrounds and all cultures, the ripples of which will be felt from the smallest village to the tallest skyscrapers. This is a call to arms - to join forces across the world and to end our dependence on plastic. #BreakFreeFromPlastic Plastic is not going away without a fight. We need a movement made up of billions of individual acts, bringing people together from all backgrounds and all cultures, the ripples of which will be felt from the smallest village to the tallest skyscrapers. ''Plastic waste is one of the greatest environmental challenges facing the world'' Theresa May ''As Head of Oceans at Greenpeace, Will is on the front line of humanity''s global fight against plastic. This timely book not only explains how we got into this mess, but most importantly offers an optimistic and proactive approach as to how we can get out of it''. - Richard Walker, Managing Director at Iceland
|Penguin English Library Frankenstein by Mary Shelley : INR652 ISBN: 9780141198965|
The Penguin English Library Edition of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley ''Never did I behold a vision so horrible as his face, of such loathsome, yet appalling hideousness'' A twisted, upside-down creation myth, Mary Shelley''s chilling Gothic tale lays bare the dark side of science, and the horror within us all. It tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, who plunders graveyards to create a new being from the bodies of the dead - but whose botched creature causes nothing but murder and destruction. Written after a nightmare when its author was only eighteen, Frankenstein gave birth to the modern science fiction novel. The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.
|The Regiment by Michael Asher : INR1093 ISBN: 9780241985939|
From the bestselling author of The Real Bravo Two Zero comes the definitive history of the world''s most elite fighting force - the SAS ''Breathtaking bravery, astonishing feats of endurance, raids and battles described with terrific immediacy and pace. Compelling and definitive . . . will surely not be bettered'' Sunday Telegraph On 4 May 1980, seven terrorists holding twenty-one people captive in the Iranian Embassy in London''s Prince''s Gate, executed their first hostage. They threatened to kill another hostage every thirty minutes until their demands were met. Minutes later, armed men in black overalls and balaclavas shimmied down the roof on ropes and burst in through windows and doors. In seconds all but one of the terrorists had been shot dead, the other captured. For most people, this was their first acquaintance with a unit that was soon to become the ideal of modern military excellence - the Special Air Service regiment. Few realized that the SAS had been in existence for almost forty years, playing a discreet, if not secret, role almost everywhere Britain had fought since World War II, and had been the prototype of all modern special forces units throughout the world. In The Regiment, Michael Asher - a former soldier in 23 SAS Regiment - examines the evolution of the special forces idea and investigates the real story behind the greatest military legend of the late twentieth century. ''Detailed, scathingly honest. Asher has brought the critical eye of the knowledgeable insider to his in-depth study of SAS operations and personalities'' Herald Praise for Michael Asher: ''This is the most complete picture of the Sudanese campaigns that has yet been published . . . a vigorous and engrossing narrative'' Philip Ziegler, Daily Telegraph ''A staggering achievement. Asher has delivered a scintillating tale of a period of history that deserves to be remembered'' Guardian
|The Contagious Commandments by Paul Kemp-robertson : INR1516 ISBN: 9780241328965|
Contagion may alarm doctors but marketers thrive on it. Some concepts are so compelling you have to share them. But what makes an idea so infectious you can''t keep it to yourself? And how can brands produce these kinds of ideas intentionally rather than by chance? Contagious, the globally renowned intelligence resource for the marketing industry, is dedicated to identifying and interrogating the world''s most exceptional creative trends. And in The Contagious Commandments, Paul Kemp-Robertson and Chris Barth condense this valuable research into ten strategic takeaways for your own marketing revolution. Taking inspiration from disruptive campaigns from the likes of Patagonia, Nike, Safaricom, BrewDog, LEGO, Kenco, and dozens more, The Contagious Commandments explores how companies fuse creativity, technology and behavioural psychology to achieve truly original marketing ideas that have a positive impact on society and profits - and how your brand can too.
|Penguin English Library The Mill On The Floss by George Eliot : INR832 ISBN: 9780141198910|
The Penguin English Library Edition of The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot If life had no love in it, what else was there for Maggie? Tragic and moving, The Mill on the Floss is a novel of grand passions and tormented lives. As the rebellious Maggie''s fiery spirit and imaginative nature bring her into bitter conflict with her narrow provincial family, most painfully with her beloved brother Tom, their fates are played out on an epic scale. George Eliot drew on her own frustrated rural upbringing to create one of the great novels of childhood, and one of literature''s most unforgettable heroines. 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.
|A Ship Of The Line by C S Forester : INR926 ISBN: 9781405936910|
A Horatio Hornblower Tale of the Sea May, 1810 - and thirty-nine-year-old Captain Horatio Hornblower has been handed his first ship of the line . . . Though the seventy-four-gun HMS Sutherland is ''the ugliest and least desirable two-decker in the Navy'' and a crew shortage means he must recruit two hundred and fifty landlubbers, Hornblower knows that by the time Sutherland and her squadron reach the blockaded Catalonian coast every seaman will do his duty. But with daring raids against the French army and navy to be made, it will take all Hornblower''s seamanship - and stewardship - to steer a steady course to victory and home . . . This is the sixth of eleven books chronicling the adventures of C. S. Forester''s inimitable nautical hero, Horatio Hornblower. ''I recommend Forester to every literate I know'' Ernest Hemingway
|Christian Beginnings by Geza Vermes : INR849 ISBN: 9780141037998|
Geza Vermes, translator and editor of The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls and worldwide expert on the life and times of Jesus, tells the enthralling story of early Christianity and the origins of a religion. The creation of the Christian Church is one of the most important stories in the development of the world''s history, yet one of the least understood. With a forensic, brilliant re-examination of all the key surviving texts of early Christianity, Geza Vermes illuminates the origins of a faith and traces the evolution of the figure of Jesus from the man he was - a prophet in the tradition of other Jewish holy men of the Old Testament - to what he came to represent: a mysterious, otherworldly being at the heart of the official state religion of the Roman Empire. Christian Beginnings pulls apart myths and misunderstandings to focus on the true figure of Jesus, and the birth of one of the world''s major religions. Reviews: ''A beautiful and magisterial book'' Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, Guardian ''An exciting and challenging port of call, sweeping aside much of the fuzzy thinking and special pleading that bedevils the study of sacred scripture ... courteously expressed and witty'' Diarmaid MacCulloch, The Times ''A challenging and engaging book that sets out to retrace the route by which a Jewish preacher in 1st-century Israel came to be declared as consubstantial and co-equal with the omnipotent, omniscient only God'' Stuart Kelly, Scotsman ''A major contribution to our understanding of the historical Jesus'' Financial Times ''A very accessible and entertaining read'' Scotland on Sunday Books of the Year ''A magnum opus of early Christian history and one of the year''s most significant titles'' Bookseller
|Modern Classics Good Morning Midnight by Jean Rhys : INR737 ISBN: 9780141183930|
An unforgettable portrait of a woman bravely confronting loneliness and despair in her quest for self-determination, Jean Rhys''s Good Morning Midnight includes an introduction by A.L. Kennedy in Penguin Modern Classics. In 1930s Paris, where one cheap hotel room is very like another, a young woman is teaching herself indifference. She has escaped personal tragedy and has come to France to find courage and seek independence. She tells herself to expect nothing, especially not kindness, least of all from men. Tomorrow, she resolves, she will dye her hair blonde. Jean Rhys was a talent before her time with an impressive ability to express the anguish of young, single women. In Good Morning, Midnight Rhys created the powerfully modern portrait of Sophia Jansen, whose emancipation is far more painful and complicated than she could expect, but whose confession is flecked with triumph and elation. One of the most honest and distinctive British novelists of the twentieth century, Jean Rhys wrote about women with perception and sensitivity in an innovative and often controversial way. Jean Rhys (1894-1979) was born in Dominica. Coming to England aged 16, she drifted into various jobs before moving to Paris, where she began writing and was ''discovered'' by Ford Madox Ford. Her novels, often portraying women as underdogs out to exploit their sexualities, were ahead of their time and only modestly successful. From 1939 (when Good Morning, Midnight was written) onwards she lived reclusively, and was largely forgotten when she made a sensational comeback with her account of Jane Eyre''s Bertha Rochester, Wide Sargasso Sea, in 1966. If you enjoyed Good Morning Midnight, you might like Rhys''s Voyage in the Dark, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. ''Her eloquence in the language of human sexual transactions is chilling, cynical, and surprisingly moving'' A.L. Kennedy
|Modern Classics Memoirs Of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar : INR983 ISBN: 9780141184968|
Framed as a letter from the Roman Emperor Hadrian to his successor, Marcus Aurelius, Marguerite Yourcenar''s Memoirs of Hadrian is translated from the French by Grace Frick with an introduction by Paul Bailey in Penguin Modern Classics. In her magnificent novel, Marguerite Yourcenor recreates the life and death of one of the great rulers of the ancient world. The Emperor Hadrian, aware his demise is imminent, writes a long valedictory letter to Marcus Aurelius, his future successor. The Emperor meditates on his past, describing his accession, military triumphs, love of poetry and music, and the philosophy that informed his powerful and far-flung rule. A work of superbly detailed research and sustained empathy, Memoirs of Hadrian captures the living spirit of the Emperor and of Ancient Rome. Marguerite de Crayencour (1903-88), who went by the inexact anagrammatic pen name ''Marguarite Yourcenar'', was a Belgian-born French novelist and essayist, the first woman to be elected to the Académie française. Her first novel Alexis was published in 1929; in 1939 she was invited to America by her lover Grace Frick, where she lectured in comparative literature at Sarah Lawrence College in New York. When Mémoires d''Hadrien was first published in 1951, it was an immediate success and met with great critical acclaim. If you enjoyed Memoirs of Hadrian, you might like Robert Graves''s I, Claudius, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. ''A timeless masterpiece ... every page is informed by her profound scholarship'' Paul Bailey, author of Gabriel''s Lament ''Yourcenar conjures worlds. She can make us share passion - for beauty, bodies, ideas, even power - and consider it closely at the same time. She is that most extraordinary thing: a sensual thinker'' Independent on Sunday
|Princess In Practice by Connie Glynn : INR801 ISBN: 9780141379920|
Lottie and Ellie are back! Return to Rosewood Hall with your two favourite princesses in the sequel to Undercover Princess! ---------- As they return to Rosewood after the dramatic events of their first year, Lottie and Ellie are hoping for a peaceful term. But strange things are happening at Rosewood. Pupils are being poisoned. Is the threat of secret organisation Leviathan growing closer? Lottie and Ellie are determined to find the culprit; but danger could be closer than they think... ---------- Praise for Undercover Princess: ''With a fake princess, a rogue royal and fairytale twists aplenty, this is the start of a fun new series'' - The Sun ''Once Upon A Time fans will love this new book'' - Buzzfeed ''The book is a great example of friendship and bravery'' - First News ''A fun blend of school story, adventure and mystery'' - Week Junior
|Pirate Polly's Potty by Ladybird : INR707 ISBN: 9780241384923|
Pirate Polly''s Potty: Hilariously useful potty training from Ladybird Pirate Polly''s Potty is an entertaining picture book from Ladybird that helps parents struggling with potty training for toddlers aged 18+ months. Clear, informative and fun pictures are aimed at tackling the common anxieties that children may have about using the potty. Each page encourages parents and children to interact with the story by pressing the ''cheer'' sound effect when the child has interacted correctly in order to eventually motivate their child into using the potty. Even pirates use the potty! Follow Pirate Polly on her potty-training adventure and press the sound button to cheer her along! This book is perfect for helping little ones feel confident and motivated about using the potty. For further advice on potty training, please visit www.ladybird.com/potty.
|Fear And Dark by Chris Mooney : INR755 ISBN: 9780718197919|
Fear grips a town in Colorado as a murderer targets entire families in their own homes. As police and the FBI struggle to contain the situation, they bring in forensic investigator and serial killer expert Darby McCormick. What she finds is a brutal and elusive predator who stays one step ahead of their investigation. As Darby navigates the blood-ties and broken promises that divide the locals, she knows all the while the killer is watching, circling his next target: her. She must not only meet evil and survive, but also be prepared to face this small town''s dark heart.
|Master Track's Train by Allan Ahlberg : INR525 ISBN: 9780723293934|
Here is an announcement! The train approaching platform two is full of stolen goods . . . Mr Track is the train driver, and Mrs Track is the driver''s wife. Toby Track is their little boy and he is exceptionally good at jumping onto stolen trains and rescuing them from crooks! A hilarious Happy Families picture book from master storyteller, Allan Ahlberg.
|Mrs Vole The Vet by Allan Ahlberg : INR525 ISBN: 9780723293941|
Mrs Vole the vet has one son, two daughters, three cats, four dogs and no husband.Really, she has everything she needs and she works very hard - no job is too big, too small or too high - but her children think that what she really needs is a boyfriend! A hilarious Happy Families picture book from master storyteller, Allan Ahlberg.
|The Further Adventures Of The Owl And The Pussycat (bcd) by Julia Donaldson : INR707 ISBN: 9780141332970|
A paperback and CD edition of The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussy-cat by Julia Donaldson and Charlotte Voake The Owl and the Pussy-cat sailed away In a beautiful blue balloon . . . Gruffalo author, Julia Donaldson, revisits Edward Lear''s favourite rhyme in this wonderful new story set in a nonsensical land full of adventure. When their beautiful golden ring is stolen, the Owl and the Pussy-cat must travel far from the safety of the Bong-tree glade as their search for the thief leads them across the Sea, to the Chankly Bore and beyond... Full of enchanting lyricism this new rhyme, beautifully illustrated by Charlotte Voake, promises to be as important and successful as the original. This paperback edition includes an audio CD featuring two readings of the story by the author, as well as a performance of the story set to music, performed by Julia and Malcolm Donaldson. SHORTLISTED FOR THE SPECSAVERS NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS: CHILDREN''S BOOK OF THE YEAR
|Noodle Head by Giles Andreae : INR707 ISBN: 9780141378954|
A hilarious read-aloud treat with a central message about being nice to your friends! SILLY SAUSAGE!SMELLY PANTS!! NOODLE HEAD!!! Two cheeky little friends argue over a sweetie - and things get a little out of hand in a flurry of silly name-calling that will have children in hysterics. Will Flippy and Floppy stop being mean to each other and learn to share?
|The Bank That Lived A Little by Philip Augar : INR2026 ISBN: 9780241335970|
Based on unparalleled access to those involved, and told with compelling pace and drama, The Bank that Lived a Little describes three decades of boardroom intrigue at one of Britain''s biggest financial institutions. In a tale of feuds, grandiose dreams and a struggle for supremacy between rival strategies and their adherents, Philip Augar gives a riveting account of Barclays'' journey from an old Quaker bank to a full-throttle capitalist machine. The disagreement between those ambitious for Barclays to join the top table of global banks, and those preferring a smaller domestic role more in keeping with the bank''s traditions, cost three chief executives their jobs and continues to divide opinion within Barclays, the City and beyond. This is an extraordinary corporate thriller, which among much else describes how Barclays came to buy Lehman Brothers for a bargain price in 2008, why it was so keen to avoid taking government funding during the financial crisis, and the price shareholders have paid for a decade of barely controlled ambition. But Augar also shows how Barclays'' experiences are a paradigm for Britain''s social and economic life over thirty years, which saw the City move from the edge of the economy to its very centre. These decades created unprecedented prosperity for a tiny number, and made the reputations of governments and individuals but then left many of them in tatters. The leveraged society, the winner-takes-all mentality and our present era of austerity can all be traced to the influence of banks such as Barclays. Augar''s book tells this rollercoaster story from the perspective of many of its participants - and also of those affected by the grip they came to have on Britain.
|Tarka The Otter by Henry Williamson : INR990 ISBN: 9780241375983|
A Puffin Book - stories that last a lifetime. Puffin Modern Classics are relaunched under a new logo: A Puffin Book. There are 20 titles to collect in the series, listed below, all with exciting new covers and child-friendly endnotes. TARKA THE OTTER is the classic story of an otter living in the Devonshire countryside which captures the feel of life in the wild as seen through the otter''s own eyes. The story''s atmosphere and detail make it easy to see why Tarka has become one of the best-loved creatures in world literature. Henry William Williamson was born in 1895 in Brockley, south-east London. The then semi-rural location provided easy access to the countryside, and he developed a deep love of nature throughout his childhood. He became a prolific author known for his natural and social history novels. He won the Hawthornden Prize for literatrure in 1928 for Tarka the Otter. Also available in A Puffin Book: GOODNIGHT MISTER TOM and BACK HOME by Michelle Magorian CHARLOTTE''S WEB, STUART LITTLE and THE TRUMPET OF THE SWAN by E. B. White THE BORROWERS by Mary NortonSTIG OF THE DUMP by Clive KingROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY by Mildred D. TaylorA DOG SO SMALL by Philippa PearceGOBBOLINO by Ursula Moray WilliamsCARRIE''S WAR by Nina BawdenMRS FRISBY AND THE RATS OF NIMH by Richard C O''BrienA WRINKLE IN TIME by Madeleine L''EngleTHE CAY by Theodore TaylorTARKA THE OTTER by Henry WilliamsonWATERSHIP DOWN by Richard AdamsSMITH by Leon GarfieldTHE NEVERENDING STORY by Michael EndeANNIE by Thomas MeehanTHE FAMILY FROM ONE END STREET by Eve Garnett
|King Of The World by Philip Mansel : INR3016 ISBN: 9781846145995|
Louis XIV, King of France and Navarre, dominated his age. In the second half of the seventeenth century, he extended France''s frontiers into the Netherlands and Germany, and established colonies in America, Africa and India. Louisiana, which once occupied a third of the territory of the present-day United States, is named after him. Louis was also one of the greatest patrons of European history - Molière, Racine, Lully, Le Brun, le Nôtre all worked for him. The stupendous palace he built at Versailles, and its satellites at Marly and Trianon, became the envy of monarchs all over Europe, frequently imitated but never surpassed. In all his palaces, Louis encouraged dancing, hunting, music and gambling. He loved conversation, especially with women: the power of women in Louis''s life and reign is a particular theme of this book. Louis was obsessed by the details of government, and travelled extensively around his kingdom, but often his choices for ministers and generals proved disastrous. After the death of his very able minister Colbert, the extraordinary cost of building palaces and waging continuous wars devastated French finances and helped set France on the path to revolution. In 1685, his decision to revoke toleration for Protestants damaged his country, and alienated Protestant Europe and at the end of his life, his forces were persistently defeated by the Duke of Marlborough and Prince Eugene of Savoy. Nevertheless, by his death, he had helped make his grandson king of Spain, where his descendants still reign, and France had taken essentially the shape it has today. Philip Mansel''s King of the World is much the most comprehensive and up-to-date biography of this hypnotic, flawed figure in English. It draws on all the latest research in France, Britain and America and pays special attention to the culture of the court, on which Mansel is an acknowledged expert. It is a convincing and compelling portrait of a man who, three hundred years after his death, still epitomises the idea of le grand monarque.
|Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf : INR801 ISBN: 9780241371947|
Elegantly interweaving her characters'' complex inner lives in an unbroken stream of consciousness, Virginia Woolf''s Mrs Dalloway continues to enthral readers with its exploration of the human experience; of time, space, madness and regret. Past, present and future are brought together one momentous June day in 1923.Clarissa Dalloway, elegant and vivacious, is preparing for a party while reminiscing about her childhood romance with Peter Walsh, and dwelling on her daughter Elizabeth''s rapidly-approaching adulthood. In another part of London, war veteran Septimus Smith is shell-shocked and on the brink of madness, slowly spiralling towards self-annihilation. Their experiences mingling, yet never quite meeting, Virginia Woolf masterfully portrays a serendipitous unity of inner lives, converging as the party reaches its glittering climax.
|New Science Of Strong Materials by J E Gordon : INR1084 ISBN: 9780140135978|
Why isn''t wood weaker that it is? Why isn''t steel stronger? Why does glass sometimes shatter and sometimes bend like spring? Why do ships break in half? What is a liquid and is treacle one? All these are questions about the nature of materials. All of them are vital to engineers but also fascinating as scientific problems. During the 250 years up to the 1920s and 1930s they had been answered largely by seeing how materials behaved in practice. But materials continued to do things that they ''ought'' not to have done. Only in the last 40 years have these questions begun to be answered by a new approach. Material scientists have started to look more deeply into the make-up of materials. They have found many surprises; above all, perhaps, that how a material behaves depends on how perfectly - or imperfectly - its atoms are arranged. Using both SI and imperial units, Professor Gordon''s account of material science is a demonstration of the sometimes curious and entertaining ways in which scientists isolate and solve problems.
|Great Ideas Where I Lived And What I Lived For by Henry David Thoreau : INR518 ISBN: 9780141023977|
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. Thoreau''s account of his solitary and self-sufficient home in the New England woods remains an inspiration to the environmental movement - a call to his fellow men to abandon their striving, materialistic existences of ''quiet desperation'' for a simple life within their means, finding spiritual truth through awareness of the sheer beauty of their surroundings.
|Nadiya's Family Favourites by Nadiya Hussain : INR2026 ISBN: 9780241348994|
Fans of Nadiya''s easy and delicious recipes will love her latest cookbook, jam-packed with over 100 family-friendly recipes. ''A national treasure. This, the official companion to the BBC series of the same name, features crowd-pleasing dishes that the whole family really will want to eat'' Independent, Twenty Best Cookbooks of 2018 __________________ Nadiya shares the food she loves to cook and eat with her family and friends, offering fast, easy and delicious new recipes for every kind of day. This cookbook shows you how to create the perfect dishes to complement the moments we all love, from days out with friends to big get-togethers and lazy weekends at home, as well as simple and satisfying solutions for busy weeknights and speedy showstoppers for impromptu guests. Nadiya''s new book features delicious recipes such as. . . ·HALLOUMI CURRY served with coconut sambal. This fusion curry is simple but packed full of flavour. ·AVOCADO PASTA with peas and mint, a fresh and healthy recipe with a no-cook sauce, this makes a perfect midweek meal. ·STICKY LAMB RIBS, tender ribs covered in a sweet and sticky sauce. ·PEANUT HONEYCOMB BANANA CAKE. A real showstopper which combines banana bread, peanut butter icing and homemade honeycomb. This is the cookbook you''ll reach for time and time again for those memorable moments. You''ll find quick meal solutions, food to lift the spirits, fuel for hungry bellies and feasts for friends. Let Nadiya''s recipes fill your home with memories, just as they do hers. ''She baked her way into our hearts and hasn''t stopped since'' Prima *SHORTLISTED FOR A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD*
|The Little Swedish Kitchen by Rachel Khoo : INR2026 ISBN: 9780718188917|
''A joy to behold'' Yotam Ottolenghi Learn how to cook the Swedish way with this beautiful book of over 100 delicious recipes. From spring picnics on the archipelago and barbecues at the summer cabin, to cosy autumnal suppers and dark snowy winters filled with candlelight, gingerbread and glögg. Complete with stunning location and food photography, Rachel''s new cookbook lets you in on what the Swedish like to call Lagom . . . the art of not too little, not too much but just the right amount. Learn how to cook beautiful, fuss-free food . . . With over 100 recipes, Rachel explores Sweden''s simple and balanced approach to cooking, celebrates their best-loved ingredients and reveals a must-try cuisine that is about far more than just meatballs, fika and cinnamon buns . . . _________________ Inside you''ll discover recipes from the Swedish summer, perfect for yours, food for autumn, through to winter, taking you all the way to spring . . . · POACHED CHICKEN WITH QUICK PICKLED STRAWBERRY SALAD. Or replace the chicken with grilled halloumi cheese for a delicious vegetarian alternative. This is the ultimate barbeque salad. · PEAS, POTATOES AND CHICKEN IN A POT. The one dish delight: the summer comfort food that''s perfect for midweek. · MIDSUMMER MERINGUE CROWNS. The Swedes have been wearing flower crowns long before the festivals, so why not make the edible kind for parties or puddings? · PLUM TOSCA CAKE. This Swedish favourite, named after Puccini''s opera is filled with tart plums and sweet almonds._________________ ''I am so ready to race home and devour these fun, effortless and beautiful recipes that just beg to be cooked'' Melissa Hemsley ''The magic of Sweden''s beautiful seasons comes alive . . . a real celebration of seasonal Swedish home cooking and tradition with Rachel''s trademark inspirational twists!'' Donal Skehan
|The Quest For Corvo by A.j.a. Symons : INR1068 ISBN: 9780241312995|
''What had happened to the lost manuscripts, what train of chances took Rolfe to his death in Venice? The Quest continued'' One summer afternoon A.J.A. Symons is handed a peculiar, eccentric novel that he cannot forget and, captivated by this unknown masterpiece, determines to learn everything he can about its mysterious author. The object of his search is Frederick Rolfe, self-titled Baron Corvo - artist, rejected candidate for priesthood and author of serially autobiographical fictions - and its story is told in this ''experiment in biography'': a beguiling portrait of an insoluble tangle of talents, frustrated ambitions and self-destruction.
|The Lost Estate by Henri Alain-fournier : INR613 ISBN: 9780241258910|
''He too began to chase the great pierrot through the corridors of the château...'' A novel of desperate yearning and vanished adolescence, the story of Meaulnes and his restless search for a lost, enchanted world has the atmosphere of a dream and the purity of a fairy tale. 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.
|Heidi by Johanna Spyri : INR1271 ISBN: 9780241362990|
Penguin presents the audio CD edition of Heidi by Johanna Spyri, read by Gemma Whelan. Little Heidi goes to live with her grandfather in his lonely hut high in the Alps and she quickly learns to love her new life. But her strict aunt decides to send her away again to live in the town. Heidi cannot bear being away from the mountains and is determined to return to the happiness of life with her grandfather.
|Britain's 100 Best Railway Stations by Simon Jenkins : INR1915 ISBN: 9780241978986|
The Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller The perfect new gift from the bestselling author of Britain''s 1000 Best Churches It is the scene for our hopeful beginnings and our intended ends, and the timeless experiences of coming and going, meeting, greeting and parting. It is an institution with its own rituals and priests, and a long-neglected aspect of Britain''s architecture. And yet so little do we look at the railway station. Simon Jenkins has travelled the length and breadth of Great Britain, from Waterloo to Wemyss Bay, Betws-y-Coed to Beverley, to select his hundred best. Blending his usual insight and authority with his personal reflections and experiences - including his founding the Railway Heritage Trust - the foremost expert on our national heritage deftly reveals the history, geography, design and significance of each of these glories. Beautifully illustrated with colour photographs throughout, this joyous exploration of our social history shows the station''s role in the national imagination; champions the engineers, architects and rival companies that made them possible; and tells the story behind the triumphs and follies of these very British creations. These are the marvellous, often undersung places that link our nation, celebrated like never before.
|Hornblower And The Crisis by C S Forester : INR943 ISBN: 9781405936965|
A Horatio Hornblower Tale of the Sea In the final instalment of the Horatio Hornblower series we visit some lesser known adventures across our hero''s long career, including Napoleon''s plans to invade England . . . 1805 and Horatio Hornblower is in possession of confidential dispatches from Bonaparte after a vicious hand-to-hand encounter with a French brig. The admiralty rewards Hornblower by sending him on a dangerous espionage mission that will light the powder trail leading to the battle of Trafalgar . . . Hornblower and the Crisis was unfinished at the time of Forester''s death, but the author left notes - included here - telling us how the tale would end. Also included are two further stories - Hornblower and the Widow McCool and The Last Encounter - that tell of Hornblower as a very young and very old man, respectively. This is the eleventh and final book chronicling the adventures of C. S. Forester''s inimitable nautical hero, Horatio Hornblower. ''The true master of the genre'' Boris Johnson
|The Shed Method by Sara Milne Rowe : INR1320 ISBN: 9780718183950|
Make 2019 your best year yet with the help of the The Shed Method - step-by-step advice to give you the drive to go after what you want and achieve real success. ''A new way to tackle life''s challenges. Teaches you to get the best out of yourself'' Red Use your SHED - Sleep, Hydration, Exercise, Diet - to lock up negative thoughts and find the success you deserve. Do you make poor choices when tired or stressed?Is happiness perpetually out of reach?Have you lost direction? The SHED Method is a means of taking control of the reptile (fight or flight) and dog (bark or cower) parts of your brain to ensure you are always in control of your life and decisions. By managing your SHED you will:· Stop being your own worst enemy · Recognise internal warning signs· Turn negative emotions and thoughts into positive ones· Make better decisions when it matters Based on over ten years of coaching high performers, Sara Milne Rowe''s The SHED Method is full of easy-to-follow advice, practices and routines to help you become a happier, healthier and more confident you.
|The Shed Method by Sara Milne Rowe : INR1312 ISBN: 9780718183967|
Make 2019 your best year yet with the help of the The Shed Method - step-by-step advice to give you the drive to go after what you want and achieve real success. ''A new way to tackle life''s challenges. Teaches you to get the best out of yourself'' Red Use your SHED - Sleep, Hydration, Exercise, Diet - to lock up negative thoughts and find the success you deserve. Do you make poor choices when tired or stressed?Is happiness perpetually out of reach?Have you lost direction? The SHED Method is a means of taking control of the reptile (fight or flight) and dog (bark or cower) parts of your brain to ensure you are always in control of your life and decisions. By managing your SHED you will:· Stop being your own worst enemy · Recognise internal warning signs· Turn negative emotions and thoughts into positive ones· Make better decisions when it matters Based on over ten years of coaching high performers, Sara Milne Rowe''s The SHED Method is full of easy-to-follow advice, practices and routines to help you become a happier, healthier and more confident you.
|This Secret We're Keeping by Rebecca Done : INR732 ISBN: 9781405923941|
A pupil and a teacher. Is it ever right to break the rules? Jessica Hart has never forgotten Matthew Landley. After all, he was her first love when she was fifteen years old. But he was also her school maths teacher, and their forbidden affair ended in scandal with his arrest and imprisonment. Now, seventeen years later, Matthew returns to Norfolk, with a new identity and a long-term girlfriend and a young daughter, who know nothing of what happened before. Yet when he runs into Jessica, neither of them can ignore the emotional ties that bind them together. With so many secrets to keep hidden, how long can Jessica and Matthew avoid the dark mistakes of their past imploding in the present? From debut author Rebecca Done, This Secret We''re Keeping is a powerful and provocative novel about the ties which can keep us together - or tear us apart.
|Postcards From The Snowman And The Snowdog by Raymond Briggs : INR896 ISBN: 9780141361987|
Raymond Briggs''s classic book The Snowman has captivated generations of children and their parents with its beautiful and delicate pencil illustrations. Transformed into a successful animation, the magical story has become a highlight of Christmas year after year. And now, in a film commissioned to celebrate thirty years of the original animation, the Snowman flies again - along with an adorable puppy friend. Employing many of the same artists, and artistic methods, The Snowman and the Snowdog has been hailed as a touching and beautiful sequel. This beautiful postcard set brings together for the first time the incredible illustrations from Raymond''s original book with stunning artwork from the new film.
|Five Children And It by E Nesbit : INR477 ISBN: 9780141342931|
E. Nesbit''s original story, now with a brand new cover by Nick Sharratt to accompany Jacqueline Wilson''s number one bestselling sequel Four Children and It. Jacqueline Wilson is the multi-award winning, phenomenally successful creator of Tracy Beaker, Hetty Feather and Lily Alone. When Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and their baby brother go digging in the gravel pit, the last thing they expect to find is a Psammead - an ancient Sand-fairy! Having a Sand-fairy for a pet means having one wish granted each day. But the children don''t realize all the trouble wishes can cause . . . This book is also available as an audio download or CD, read by Samantha Bond.
|To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf : INR801 ISBN: 9780241371954|
A pioneering work of modernist fiction, using her unique stream-of-consciousness technique to explore the inner lives of her characters, Virginia Woolf''s To the Lighthouse is widely regarded as one of the greatest artistic achievements of the twentieth century. This Penguin Classics edition is edited by Stella McNichol, with an introduction and notes by Hermione Lee. To the Lighthouse is at once a vivid impressionistic depiction of a family holiday, and a meditation on marriage, on parenthood and childhood, on grief, tyranny and bitterness. For years now the Ramsays have spent every summer in their holiday home in Scotland, and they expect these summers will go on forever; but as the First World War looms, the integrity of family and society will be fatally challenged. The novel''s use of memory, reminiscence and shifting perspectives gives it an intimate, poetic essence, and at the time of publication in 1927 it represented an utter rejection of Victorian and Edwardian literary values. 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'', an informal collective of artists and writers that exerted a powerful influence over early twentieth-century British culture. Between 1925 and 1931 she 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. ''Bears endless re-reading ... the sea encircles the story in a brilliant ebb and flow''Rachel Billington
|The Growing Pains Of Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend : INR660 ISBN: 9780141315973|
The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole is the second book in Sue Townsend''s brilliantly funny Adrian Mole series. ''If I turn out to be mentally deranged in adult life, it will be all my mother''s fault.'' Adrian Mole continues to struggle valiantly against the slings and arrows of growing up and his own family''s attempts to scar him for life in this second volume of his secret diary. Bestselling author Sue Townsend has been Britain''s favourite comic writer for over three decades. ''I not only wept, I howled and hooted and had to get up and walk around the room and wipe my eyes so that I could go on reading'' Tom Sharpe ''A satire of our times. Very funny indeed'' Sunday Times ''We laugh both at Mole and with him. A wonderful comic read, that, like all the best comedy, says something rather meaningful'' Heat 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.
|Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe : INR1276 ISBN: 9780241362952|
Penguin presents the audio CD edition of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. After surviving a terrible shipwreck, Robinson Crusoe discovers he is the only human on an island far from any shipping routes or rescue. At first he is devastated, but slowly, with patience and imagination, he transforms his dismal island into a tropical paradise. For twenty-four years he lives with no human companionship - until one fateful day, when he discovers he is not alone... Lightly abridged for Puffin Classics.
|The Shifts And The Shocks by Martin Wolf : INR1420 ISBN: 9781846146978|
In The Shifts and the Shocks, Martin Wolf - one of the world''s most influential economic commentators and author of Why Globalization Works - presents his controversial and highly original analysis of the economic course of the last seven years There have been many books that have sought to explain the causes and courses of the financial and economic crisis which began in 2007-8. The Shifts and the Shocks is not another detailed history of the crisis, but the most persuasive and complete account yet published of what the crisis should teach us us about modern economies and economics. The book identifies the origin of the crisis in the complex interaction between globalization, hugely destabilizing global imbalances and our dangerously fragile financial system. In the eurozone, these sources of instability were multiplied by the tragically defective architecture of the monetary union. It also shows how much of the orthodoxy that shaped monetary and financial policy before the crisis occurred was complacent and wrong. In doing so, it mercilessly reveals the failures of the financial, political and intellectual elites who ran the system. The book also examines what has been done to reform the financial and monetary systems since the worst of the crisis passed. ''Are we now on a sustainable course?'' Wolf asks. ''The answer is no.'' He explains with great clarity why ''further crises seem certain'' and why the management of the eurozone in particular ''guarantees a huge political crisis at some point in the future.'' Wolf provides far more ambitious and comprehensive plans for reform than any currently being implemented. Written with all the intellectual command and trenchant judgement that have made Martin Wolf one of the world''s most influential economic commentators, The Shifts and the Shocks matches impressive analysis with no-holds-barred criticism and persuasive prescription for a more stable future. It is a book no-one with an interest in global affairs will want to neglect. We have been inundated with books about the ''financial'' aspects of the crisis. There have also been many books about specific institutions or memoirs by retired policy-makers. We need something different. There are two dimensions of the crisis that have received surprisingly little treatment. One is the link between developments in the macro-economy and the behaviour of the financial sector. The other is the global dimension of the crisis. Both these lie at the heart of Martin Wolf''s analysis of the causes of the crisis and of his proposals to reduce the risk of another crisis. For these two reasons this is an important book that will be influential. Most important of all, it is in my view the right analysis and remedy Mervyn King To think straight about the causes and solutions of the financial crisis we must reject orthodox assumptions that more finance and global financial integration are limitlessly beneficial. The Shifts and the Shocks does just that, providing an intellectually sparkling and vital account of why the crisis occurred, and of the radical reforms needed if we are to avoid a future repeat Adair Turner Martin Wolf is unsurpassed in the world of economic journalists. His superb book may be the best of all those spawned by the Great Recession. It is analytical and rigorous without ever succumbing to fatalism or complacency Lawrence Summers
|My Husband The Stranger by Rebecca Done : INR798 ISBN: 9781405923965|
What you would do if your husband became another person overnight? When Molly married Alex Frazer, she knew it was for ever. Theirs would be the perfect future. In sickness and in health. However, after a night out with his twin brother, Graeme, a terrible injury leaves Alex with permanent brain damage. In a single moment the man she married is transformed into someone new. Someone who has forgotten how to love her. And someone Molly isn''t sure she can ever love again. Till death do us part. The Alex she married no longer exists. Even with Graeme willing to help, Molly isn''t sure that she can go on. How can she stay married to a man she doesn''t know? Should she let the future she dreamed of slip through her fingers? And what really happened on the night that turned her husband into a stranger? ''An intelligent, moving and gripping read'' Gillian McAllister Praise for Rebecca Done ''You might be surprised who you find yourself rooting for in this engrossing and intelligent tale of forbidden love. I enjoyed it hugely'' Louise Candlish ''This is no conventional love story. Great stuff'' Heat ''Packed full of passion and romance'' Sunday Mirror ''Warning - you will not want to put this down. The twists and turns will have you on the edge of your seat'' Metro
|Shoes Were For Sunday by Molly Weir : INR518 ISBN: 9780241957929|
''Poverty is a very exacting teacher and I had been taught well'' The post-war urban jungle of the Glasgow tenements was the setting for Molly Weir''s childhood. From sharing a pull-out bed in her mother''s tiny kitchen to running in terror from the fever van, it was an upbringing that was cemented in hardship. Hunger, cold and sickness was an everyday reality and complaining was not an option. Despite the crippling poverty, there was a vivacity to the tenements that kept spirits high. Whether Molly was brushing the hair of her wizened neighbour Mrs MacKay, running to Jimmy''s chip shop for a ha''penny of crimps or dancing at the annual fair, there wasn''t a moment to spare for self-pity. Molly never let it get her down as she and the other urchins knew how to make do with nothing. And at the centre of her world was her fearsome but loving Grannie, whose tough, independent spirit taught Molly to rise above her pitiful surroundings and achieve her dreams.
|Hey Duggee by Hey Duggee : INR631 ISBN: 9781405928915|
What''s better than one Duggee hug? Loads of them! Give someone special a whole bunch of Duggee hugs to help them through the day, with this sweet collection of warm and cuddly moments from the BAFTA-nominated Cbeebies series.
|Force Of Destiny by Christopher Duggan : INR1698 ISBN: 9780141013909|
The greatness of Italy''s culture and way of life have had a powerful attraction for many generations of visitors. This has created an overwhelming sense that Italy is a fundamentally benign and easy going country. The Force of Destiny, Christopher Duggan''s immensely enjoyable new book, lays waste to this idea. While sharing everyone''s enthusiasm for Italy as a place, he strongly distinguishes this from its political role over the past two centuries, which has been both vicious and ruinous for Europe as a whole.
|Chopin's Piano by Paul Kildea : INR2026 ISBN: 9780241187944|
''Beguiling ... Limpidly written, effortlessly learned'' William Boyd, TLS, Books of the Year In November 1838 Frédéric Chopin, George Sand and her two children sailed to Majorca to escape the Parisian winter. They settled in an abandoned monastery at Valldemossa in the mountains above Palma, where Chopin finished what would eventually be recognised as one of the great and revolutionary works of musical Romanticism - his 24 Preludes. There was scarcely a decent piano on the island (these were still early days in the evolution of the modern instrument), so Chopin worked on a small pianino made by a local craftsman, which remained in their monastic cell for seventy years after he and Sand had left. This brilliant and unclassifiable book traces the history of Chopin''s 24 Preludes through the instruments on which they were played, the pianists who interpreted them and the traditions they came to represent. Yet it begins and ends with the Majorcan pianino, which during the Second World War assumed an astonishing cultural potency as it became, for the Nazis, a symbol of the man and music they were determined to appropriate as their own. The unexpected hero of the second part of the book is the great keyboard player and musical thinker Wanda Landowska, who rescued the pianino from Valldemossa in 1913, and who would later become one of the most influential musical figures of the twentieth century. Kildea shows how her story - a compelling account based for the first time on her private papers - resonates with Chopin''s, while simultaneously distilling part of the cultural and political history of Europe and the United States in the central decades of the century. Kildea''s beautifully interwoven narratives, part cultural history and part detective story, take us on an unexpected journey through musical Romanticism and allow us to reflect freshly on the changing meaning of music over time.
|Quiet Leadership by Carlo Ancelotti : INR1081 ISBN: 9780241244937|
CARLO ANCELOTTI is one of the greatest managers of all time, with five Champions League titles to his name. Yet his approach could not be further from the aggressive theatricals favoured by many of his rivals. His understated style has earned him the fierce loyalty of players like David Beckham, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Cristiano Ronaldo. In Quiet Leadership, Ancelotti reveals the full, riveting story of his managerial career - his methods, mentors, mistakes and triumphs - and takes us inside the dressing room to trace the characters, challenges and decisions that have shaped him. The result is both a scintillating memoir and a rare insight into the business of leadership.
|Top Gear by Bbc : INR1068 ISBN: 9781405928946|
Want to know which hair-raising speed machine can crack 200 mph while barbecuing sausages on its side skirts? Or which car sounds like a jumbo jet taking off? Or which beefed-up roadster looks a dead ringer for Darth Vader? Then you''d better get hold of Top Gear 100 Fastest Cars. Pronto. This pocket-rocket compendium is packed full of facts and stats on all your favourite cars. Its unmissable reading for any Top Gear fan!
|Great Ideas Civilization And Its Discontents by Sigmund Freud : INR540 ISBN: 9780141018997|
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.
|Henry I (penguin Monarchs) by Edmund King : INR1054 ISBN: 9780141978987|
The youngest of William the Conqueror''s sons, Henry I (1100-35) was never meant to be king, but he was destined to become one of the greatest of all medieval monarchs, both through his own ruthlessness and intelligence and through the dynastic legacy of his daughter Matilda, who began the Plantagenet line that would rule England until 1485. A self-consciously diligent and thoughtful king, his rule was looked back on as the real post-invasion re-founding of England as a new realm, integrated into the continent, wealthy and stable. Edmund King''s wonderful portrait of Henry shows him as a strikingly charismatic and thoughtful man. His life was dogged by a single great disaster, the death of his teenage heir William in the White Ship disaster. Despite astonishing numbers of illegitimate sons, Henry was now left with only a daughter. This fact would shape the rest of the 12th century and beyond.
|A Ladybird Cover Story by Ladybird Ladybird : INR1132 ISBN: 9780718193911|
Ladybird books are known and loved the world over. For millions of people, they bring back the golden days of childhood- learning to read, discovering the magic of books, and growing up. This beautiful gift book contains 500 iconic covers from the Ladybird archives, ranging from the most-loved covers of the 1940s, 50s and 60s to some of the more unusual and striking Ladybird covers from the 1970s and 80s. It showcases personal favourites from Ladybird staff both past and present, and those of Ladybird fans from around the world. Included is the first ever Ladybird mini hardback book Bunnikins'' Picnic Party; the iconic Well-Loved Tales series, Key Words with Peter and Jane, Adventures from History, People at Work, Tootles the Taxi, How it Works, Puddle Lane and the Garden Gang, plus many, many more. Sure to bring back floods of memories and inspire debate, Ladybird: A Cover Story is a visual feast incorporating nearly fifty years of iconic art and design; from the classic to the garish and everything in between. Everyone has a favourite Ladybird book - which is yours?
|Read It Yourself The Three Little Pigs by Ladybird Ladybird : INR334 ISBN: 9780723272946|
In this classic fairy tale, the three little pigs leave home and build their own houses - one of straw, one of sticks and one of bricks. But what will happen when the big, bad wolf comes calling? 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 Little Pigs is a Level 2 Read it yourself title, ideal for children who have received some initial reading instruction and can read short, simple sentences with help.
|Read It Yourself With Ladybird Peter Rabbit Treehouse Rescue by Ladybird Ladybird : INR305 ISBN: 9780723280910|
Based on the new Peter Rabbit animated TV series. Peter and Lily need to escape Mr Tod, but will they pass the squirrel test to be allowed up in the trees? 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. Peter Rabbit: Treehouse Rescue 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.
|Ladybird By Design by Lawrence Zeegen : INR1887 ISBN: 9780723293927|
Ladybird By Design is a fascinating look at the social and design history of the well-known publisher Ladybird Books, released to celebrate 100 years since the familiar ladybird was first registered as a logo in 1915. Ladybird by Design charts the rise of the company that was initially known as Wills & Hepworth, from its origin as a small Loughborough printer to its growth into a global publisher beloved by millions of children, teachers and parents. It delves into the stories behind the beautiful art and design of the iconic mini hardback books that have adorned children''s bookshelves for generations, and explores the career of Editorial Director Douglas Keen, who commissioned many of the books from the 1950s to the 70s, as well as those of the artists who brought them to life. In addition to a range of classic covers and images from books, Ladybird By Design also contains a selection of rare photographs and artwork, and includes sections on favourite series such as Well-Loved Tales, Nature, How it Works, Key Words, Junior Science, Hobbies and Interests, People at Work and Adventures from History, through to information on the exciting books still being published by Ladybird today. Written by Professor Lawrence Zeegen, a well-known illustrator and Dean of the School Design at the London College of Communication.
|Ai Weiwei Speaks by Hans Ulrich Obrist : INR707 ISBN: 9780141983912|
A new edition of conversations between the artist Ai Wei Wei and curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, coming up to the present day Ai Weiwei - artist, architect, curator, publisher, poet and urbanist - extended the notion of art and is one of the world''s most significant creative and cultural figures. In this series of interviews, conducted over several years with the curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, he discusses the many dimensions of his artistic life, ranging over subjects including ceramics, blogging, nature, philosophy and the myriad influences that have fed into his work. He also talks candidly about his father, his childhood spent in exile and his criticism of the Chinese state. Together, these extraordinary discussions are an essential reminder of the need for personal, political and artistic freedom.
|Twelve Nights by Andrew Zurcher : INR990 ISBN: 9780241332948|
Kay''s father is working late - as usual. Fed up, her mother bundles her daughters into the car and drives to her husband''s Cambridge college to collect him herself. But when they arrive, the staff claim that nobody by his name has ever worked there . . .Kay is puzzled by her mother''s reaction - silent tears, not anger and confusion. And what is even more puzzling is the card on her pillow when they return home:Will O. de Wisp, Gent. F.H.S.P. and Phillip R. T. Gibbet, Gent. F.H.S.P. K.Bith. REMOVALS.That night, Kay is woken by voices at her window: the voices of Will and Phillip, the Removers. But they are not human. And Kay shouldn''t be able to see them. Except she can . . .
|Peter Pan by J.m. Barrie : INR990 ISBN: 9780241359921|
All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust When Peter Pan loses his shadow in the Darling children''s nursery, things will never be the same again... ----- Over the rooftops of London, Peter Pan and the fairy Tinkerbell lead Wendy, Michael and John Darling to Neverland to start a new life with his gang of Lost Boys. There, they will encounter mermaids, princesses, a ticking crocodile and the fearsome Captain Hook and his terrible crew of pirates. What will their new life be like in Neverland? If Captain Hook has his way, they won''t live long enough to find out... ----- This special Puffin Classics edition brings together two of the most inspirational collections at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London - the works of Arts and Crafts pioneer William Morris and the literature of J.M Barrie. Illustrator Liz Catchpole has selected patterns from the V&A archive and introduced new artwork inspired by the collection to create a beautiful cover which brings JM Barrie''s timeless story to life.
|Little Wins by Paul Lindley : INR1037 ISBN: 9780241977941|
''Read on, and rediscover how to live a fuller and more successful life'' SIR RICHARD BRANSON, from the foreword There are some 400 million people worldwide whose creativity, imagination and determination put the rest of us to shame. They are experts in their field, despite having no experience to speak of. Once, you were one of them too. They are toddlers - and they hold the key to unlocking our creative potential as adults. In Little Wins: The Huge Power of Thinking Like a Toddler, Ella''s Kitchen founder Paul Lindley reveals the nine characteristics and behaviours that we can all learn from recalling our toddler selves. From attention-grabbing tactics that would humble most marketing experts to the art of thinking divergently, Lindley shows how much we''ve lost in getting old - and how we can get it back. Never mind growing up; it''s time we grew down.
|Modern Classics Equus by Peter Shaffer : INR1037 ISBN: 9780141188904|
Self-consciously staging itself in the psychotherapy sessions of a disturbed young man, Peter Shaffer''s Equus is a shocking exploration of the limits of faith, of the intersecting worlds of the sacred and profane, and of the paltry value of a ''mundane'' life, published in Penguin Modern Classics. When a deranged boy, Alan Strang, blinds six horses with a metal spike he is sentenced to psychiatric treatment. Dr Dysart is the man given the task of uncovering what happened the night Strang committed his crime, but in doing so will open up his own wounds. Dysart struggles in secret to define sanity, to justify his marriage, to account for his career, and finds himself questioning the ''normality'' of his way of life. Ultimately, he must ask himself: is it patient or psychiatrist whose life is being laid bare? The most shocking play of its day, Equus uses an act of violence to explore faith, insanity and how the materialism of modern life can destroy humanity''s capacity for pain and passion. Peter Shaffer (b. 1926), born in Liverpool, is an English playwright. Among his plays are The Salt Land (1954), Equus (1973) which won Shaffer the 1975 Tony Award for Best Play, as well as the New York Drama Critics Circle Award and Amadeus (1979) which won the Evening Standard Drama Award and the Theatre Critics Award for the London production, as well as being adapted into a 1984 film starring F. Murray Abraham and Simon Callow. If you enjoyed Equus, you might like Tennessee Williams''s A Streetcar Named Desire, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. ''Sensationally good'' Guardian ''A very important play'' The New York Times
|My Husband Next Door by Catherine Alliott : INR849 ISBN: 9781405913928|
Catherine Alliott brings us the fabulously funny and wonderfully heart-warming My Husband Next Door. For better or worse... Ella was nineteen and madly in love when she married dashing young artist Sebastian Montclair. But that was a long time ago. Now Ella and the kids live in a ramshackle farmhouse while Sebastian and his paintings inhabit the outhouse next door - a family separated in every way but distance. Is it a marvellously modern relationship - or a disaster waiting to happen? So when charming gardener Ludo arrives on the scene and Sebastian makes a sudden and surprising decision, Ella sees a chance at a fresh start. Yet with two teenagers and her parents on the verge of their own late-life crisis, will Ella be allowed to choose her own path? And how long can she hide from the truth which haunts her broken marriage? Step into Alliott Country with My Husband Next Door. ''Another huge treat from Catherine Alliott. It''s hilarious yet poignant, with wonderful characters, including all the animals! I lapped up every page.'' Sophie Kinsella ''Captivating and heartwarming'' Closer
|The Gaze by Elif Shafak : INR1037 ISBN: 9780241201916|
From award-winning writer Elif Shafak, the Orange Prize long-listed author of The Forty Rules of Love and The Architect''s Apprentice, The Gaze is a humorous and carnivalesque exploration of what it means to look and be looked at... An obese woman and her lover, a dwarf, are sick of being stared at wherever they go and so decide to reverse roles. The man goes out wearing make-up and the woman draws a moustache on her face. This elegant, unforgettable novel explores our desire to look at others. ''Beautifully evoked'' The Times ''Original and compelling'' TLS
|Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope : INR1320 ISBN: 9780241257999|
''You must give up this mad idea, Frank ... there is but one course left open to you. You MUST marry money'' Doctor Thorne, considered by Trollope to be the best of his works, is a telling examination of the relationship between money and morality. It recounts the story of the son of a bankrupt landowner, Frank Gresham, who is intent on marrying his beloved Mary Thorne despite her illegitimacy and apparent poverty. Frank''s ambitious mother and haughty aunt are set against the match, however, and push him to make a good marriage to a wealthy heiress. Only Mary''s loving uncle, Dr Thorne, knows of the fortune she is about to inherit - but believes she should be accepted on her own terms. The third book in the Chronicles of Barsetshire.
|The Unmapped Mind by Christian Donlan : INR1037 ISBN: 9780241980934|
''Remarkable and revelatory, a dazzling achievement. Quietly electrifying'' Sunday Times On the day his daughter takes her first steps Christian Donlan discovers he has an incurable neurological disease, multiple sclerosis. As his young daughter starts to investigate the world around her, he too finds himself exploring a new landscape - the shifting and bewildering territory of the brain. Determined to master his new environment, Christian takes us on a fascinating and illuminating journey: through the history of neurology, the joys and anxieties of parenthood, and the ultimate realisation of what, after everything you take for granted has been stripped away from you, is truly important in life. ''This is not a tale of tragedy but one of re-engaging with the world - or realising what''s truly important'' Stylist ''An amazing and wonderful piece of writing. I could not put it down'' Claire Tomalin ''Frank, thought-provoking and uplifting. Will resonate with other people with MS, and also, so importantly, with their family and friends... an invaluable resource'' The Times Literary Supplement
|The Chrysalids by John Wyndham : INR943 ISBN: 9780241983928|
''WATCH THOU FOR THE MUTANT!'' It is many years since God sent the Tribulation to punish the forebears for their sins, and in the rural settlement of Waknuk David Strorm''s father decries any and all blasphemies against nature. Little does he realise that David and his cousin Rosalind, have their own secret aberration which would label them as mutants. But as they grow older it becomes more difficult to conceal their differences from the village elders. Soon they face a choice: wait for eventual discovery, or flee to the terrifying and mutable Badlands. . . ''An outstanding success'' New York Times
|A Kestral For A Knave by Barry Hines : INR896 ISBN: 9780241978962|
The classic book that inspired Kes, the famous film, now published as a Penguin Essential for the first time. Barry Hines''s A Kestrel for a Knave was published in 1968, and was made into one of the key British films of the sixties. Billy Casper is beaten by his drunken brother, ignored by his mother and failing at school. He seems destined for a hard, miserable life down the pits, but for a brief time, he finds one pleasure in life: a wild kestrel that he has raised and tamed himself.
|How Many Miles To Babylon? by Jennifer Johnston : INR896 ISBN: 9780241978979|
The classic World War One novel, available as a Penguin Essential for the first time. Alec and Jerry shouldn''t have been friends: Alec''s life was one of privilege, while Jerry''s was one of toil. But this hardly mattered to two young men whose shared love of horses brought them together and whose whole lives lay ahead of them. When war breaks out in 1914, both Jerry and Alec sign up - yet for quite different reasons. On the fields of Flanders they find themselves standing together, but once again divided: as officer and enlisted man. And it is there, surrounded by mud and chaos and death, that one of them makes a fateful decision whose consequences will test their friendship and loyalty to breaking point.
|The World Of Peter Rabbit 23 Vol Box Set White Jacket by Beatrix Potter : INR11793 ISBN: 9780723275923|
If you loved the Peter Rabbit Movie, then dive into the enchanting world of Beatrix Potter with this complete collection of classic childhood books. A must-have for every nursery! This beautiful gift box contains all 23 original Peter Rabbit books by Beatrix Potter. Each tale is presented in its iconic white jacket and features a publisher''s note describing how the story came to be. This set of books contains the tales of all of Beatrix''s lovable characters, from naughty Peter Rabbit himself, to tidy Mrs. Tittlemouse and unlucky Mr. Jeremy Fisher. These tales have charmed and enchanted children for generation and are essential for every nursery bookshelf. 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.
|Spot's Tummy Time Pop-up Playmat by Eric Hill : INR801 ISBN: 9780723295921|
Tummy time is play time with Spot! Babies will love this bright, fun interactive fold-out book designed for use during daily tummy time. Three bright, playful sections feature familiar and favourite things from Spot''s world - in the park, at home with Mum and at bedtime - each with stimulating touch-and-feel areas to explore.
|Spot Bakes A Cake by Eric Hill : INR714 ISBN: 9780723290926|
Spot is baking a cake for Dad''s birthday. First he goes shopping for tasty ingredients, then he starts cooking in the kitchen - and things get a little bit messy! With fun flaps to develop fine motor skills and an adventurous story to encourage curiosity and exploration, this book is perfect for early learning and play. If you loved this, try Where''s Spot?, Spot Goes to the Park and Spot''s Birthday Party for more lift-the-flap fun!
|The Railway Children by E. Nesbit : INR990 ISBN: 9780241374900|
When Father is taken away unexpectedly, Roberta, Peter, Phyllis and their mother have to leave their comfortable life in London to go and live in a small cottage in the country. The children seek solace in the nearby railway station, and make friends with Perks the Porter and the Station Master himself. Each day, Roberta, Peter and Phyllis run down the field to the railway track and wave at the passing London train, sending their love to Father. Little do they know that the kindly old gentleman passenger who waves back holds the key to their father''s disappearance. One of the best-loved classics of all time, The Railway Children is one of The Sisterhood, a collection of six unforgettable Puffin Classics, brought together for International Women''s Day in a stunning set in celebration of some of the most iconic female writers of the 19th and early 20th centuries.
|Who Among Us? by Mario Benedetti : INR943 ISBN: 9780241350997|
''This novel is a jewel ... one of those books that enters the soul, which it is impossible not to be conquered by. It is a masterpiece like few others'' Huffington Post Miguel and Alicia fall quietly in love as teenagers, walking back from school together. When Lucas - enigmatic, charismatic - arrives, everything changes, and Miguel is certain he has lost Alicia. Yet, against the odds, she marries him. Now, eleven years later, their marriage has begun to fray, and Alicia sets out to see Lucas again. As each member of this strange love triangle tells their side of what happened, an unforgettable story of desire, deception and tragic misunderstanding unfolds.
|Orlando by Virginia Woolf : INR801 ISBN: 9780241371961|
Once described as the ''longest and most charming love-letter in literature'', the Virginia Woolf''s Orlando is edited by Brenda Lyons with an introduction and notes by Sandra M. Gilbert in Penguin Classics. Written for Virginia Woolf''s intimate friend, the charismatic writer Vita Sackville-West, Orlando is a playful mock ''biography'' of a chameleonic historical figure, immortal and ageless, who changes sex and identity on a whim. First masculine, then feminine, Orlando begins life as a young sixteenth-century nobleman, then gallops through three centuries to end up as a woman writer in Virginia Woolf''s own time. A wry commentary on gender roles and modes of history, Orlando is also, in Woolf''s own words, a light-hearted ''writer''s holiday'' which delights in ambiguity and capriciousness.
|A Room Of One's Own/three Guineas by Virginia Woolf : INR1037 ISBN: 9780241371978|
A Room of One''s Own, based on a lecture given at Girton College Cambridge, is one of the great feminist polemics, ranging in its themes from Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte to the silent fate of Shakespeare''s gifted (imaginary) sister and the effects of poverty and sexual constraint on female creativity. Published almost a decade later Three Guineas breaks new ground in its discussion of men, militarism and women''s attitudes towards war. These two pieces reveal Virginia Woolf''s fiery spirit and sophisticated wit and confirm her status as a highly inspirational essayist.
|The Girls Of Slender Means by Muriel Spark : INR750 ISBN: 9780241963999|
Beautifully packaged reissue of one of Muriel Spark''s best loved novels, The Girls of Slender Means ''Long ago in 1945 all the nice people in England were poor, allowing for exceptions'' In the May of Teck Club - a London hostel ''three times window shattered since 1940 but never directly hit'' - the young lady residents do their best to act as if the war never happened. They practice elocution, and jostle one another over suitors and a single Schiaparelli gown. But behind the girls'' giddy literary and amorous peregrinations they hide some tragically painful secrets and wounds.''You girls are my vocation . . . I am dedicated to you in my prime'' ''Reading the novel as a young woman was a random gift; rereading it today is to encounter the rarest of fiction and to appreciate the early and enduring genius of Muriel Spark'' Carol Shields, Guardian ''One of Spark''s most evocative novels'' Anne Taylor Muriel Spark was born and educated in Edinburgh. She was active in the field of creative writing since 1950, when she won a short-story writing competition in the Observer, and her many subsequent novels include Memento Mori (1959), The Ballad of Peckham Rye (1960), The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1961), The Girls of Slender Means (1963) and Aiding and Abetting (2000). She also wrote plays, poems, children''s books and biographies. She became Dame Commander of the British Empire in 1993, and died in 2006.
|The Scottish Clearances by T. M. Devine : INR1037 ISBN: 9780141985930|
Eighteenth-century Scotland is famed for generating many of the enlightened ideas which helped to shape the modern world. But there was in the same period another side to the history of the nation. Many of Scotland''s people were subjected to coercive and sometimes violent change: traditional and customary relationships were overturned and replaced by the ''rational'' exploitation of land use. The Scottish Clearances is a superb and highly original account of this sometimes terrible process, which changed the Lowland countryside forever, as it also did, more infamously, the old society of the Highlands. Based on an extensive use of original sources, this pioneering book is the first to chart this tumultuous saga in one volume, with due attention to evictions and loss of land in both north and south of the Highland line. In the process, old myths are exploded and familiar assumptions undermined. With many fascinating details and the sense of an epic human story, The Scottish Clearances is an evocative memorial to all whose lives were irreparably changed in the interests of economic efficiency.
|Ornament And Crime by Adolf Loos : INR1037 ISBN: 9780141392974|
Revolutionary essays on design, aesthetics and materialism - from one of the great masters of modern architecture Adolf Loos, the great Viennese pioneer of modern architecture, was a hater of the fake, the fussy and the lavishly decorated, and a lover of stripped down, clean simplicity. He was also a writer of effervescent, caustic wit, as shown in this selection of essays on all aspects of design and aesthetics, from cities to glassware, furniture to footwear, architectural training to why ''the lack of ornament is a sign of intellectual power''. Translated by Shaun WhitesideWith an epilogue by Joseph Masheck
|Dear Nobody by Berlie Doherty : INR801 ISBN: 9780141368948|
The moving and very real story of two teenagers and an unplanned pregnancy. It is told from two viewpoints - that of Helen as she writes her thoughts in a series of letters to the unborn baby, the Dear Nobody of the title, and of Chris as he reads the letters and relives events as Helen is in labour.
|Edward Vi (penguin Monarchs) by Stephen Alford : INR891 ISBN: 9780141976914|
Edward VI, the only son of Henry VIII, became king at the age of nine and died wholly unexpectedly at the age of fifteen. All around him loomed powerful men who hoped to use the child to further their own ends, but who were also playing a long game - assuming that Edward would long outlive them and become as commanding a figure as his father had been. Stephen Alford''s wonderful book gives full play to the murky, sinister nature of Edward''s reign, but is also a poignant account of a boy learning to rule, learning to enjoy his growing power and to come out of the shadows of the great aristocrats around him. England''s last child monarch, Edward would have led his country in a quite different direction to the catastrophic one caused by his death.
|Selected Writings by Anna Freud : INR811 ISBN: 9780141980911|
''There are few situations in life which are more difficult to cope with than an adolescent son or daughter during the attempt to liberate themselves'' Anna Freud was one of the most creative and innovative thinkers in the history of psychoanalysis, whose pioneering work in child analysis and development revolutionized the treatment of the young. This essential anthology of her writings includes extracts from her classic The Ego and the Mechanisms of Defence, as well as papers on normal and pathological child development, on adolescence, trauma, aggression and analytical technique. Together they offer a definitive overview of her entire career, displaying the richness, variety and originality of her thinking. ''An achievement of the first importance ... underlines the clarity and cogency of Anna Freud''s thinking, [and] makes it accessible to a wide audience'' Clifford Yorke, former Medical Director, the Anna Freud Centre, London
|Edward Ii (penguin Monarchs) by Christopher Given-wilson : INR518 ISBN: 9780141989914|
''He seems to have laboured under an almost child-like misapprehension about the size of his world. Had greatness not been thrust upon him, he might have lived a life of great harmlessness.'' The reign of Edward II was a succession of disasters. Unkingly, inept in war, and in thrall to favourites, he preferred digging ditches and rowing boats to the tedium of government. His infatuation with a young Gascon nobleman, Piers Gaveston, alienated even the most natural supporters of the crown. Hoping to lay the ghost of his soldierly father, Edward I, he invaded Scotland and suffered catastrophic defeat at the Battle of Bannockburn. After twenty ruinous years, betrayed and abandoned by most of his nobles and by his wife and her lover, Edward was imprisoned in Berkeley Castle and murdered - the first English king since the Norman Conquest to be deposed.
|James I (penguin Monarchs) by Thomas Cogswell : INR518 ISBN: 9780141989921|
James''s reign marked one of the rare breaks in England''s monarchy. Already James VI of Scotland, he rode south on Elizabeth I''s death to become James I of England and Ireland, uniting the British Isles for the first time and founding the Stuart dynasty which would, with several lurches, reign for over a century. His descendant still occupies the throne. Thomas Cogswell''s dramatic new biography brings James to life as a complex, learned, curious man and great survivor, one who drastically changed court life in London and presided over the Authorized Version of the Bible and the establishment of English settlements across the globe. Although he failed to unite England and Scotland, he insisted that ambassadors acknowledge him as King of Great Britain, and that vessels from both countries display a version of the current Union Flag. Cogswell tells the story of James''s personal life and private passions as much as his public achievements. James was often accused of being too informal and insufficiently regal - but when his son, Charles I, decided to redress these criticisms in his own reign he was destroyed. This is a vivid portrait of an often underappreciated monarch.
|Richard I (penguin Monarchs) by Thomas Asbridge : INR518 ISBN: 9780141989938|
Richard I''s reign is both controversial and seemingly contradictory. One of England''s most famous medieval monarchs and a potent symbol of national identity, he barely spent six months on English soil during a ten-year reign and spoke French as his first language. Contemporaries dubbed him the ''Lionheart'', reflecting a carefully cultivated reputation for bravery, prowess and knightly virtue, but this supposed paragon of chivalry butchered close to 3,000 prisoners in cold blood on a single day. And, though revered as Christian Europe''s greatest crusader, his grand campaign to the Holy Land failed to recover the city of Jerusalem from Islam. Seeking to reconcile this conflicting evidence, Thomas Asbridge''s incisive reappraisal of Richard I''s career questions whether the Lionheart really did neglect his kingdom, considers why he devoted himself to the cause of holy war and asks how the memory of his life came to be interwoven with myth. Richard emerges as a formidable warrior-king, possessed of martial genius and a cultured intellect, yet burdened by the legacy of his dysfunctional dynasty and obsessed with the pursuit of honour and renown.
|Elizabeth I (penguin Monarchs) by Helen Castor : INR518 ISBN: 9780141989945|
Part of the Penguin Monarchs series: short, fresh, expert accounts of England''s rulers in a collectible format In the popular imagination, as in her portraits, Elizabeth I is the image of monarchical power. The Virgin Queen ruled over a Golden Age: the Spanish Armada was defeated; English explorers reached the ends of the earth; a new Church of England rose from the ashes of past conflict; the English Renaissance bloomed in the genius of Shakespeare, Spenser and Sidney. But the image is also armour. In this illuminating new account of Elizabeth''s reign, Helen Castor shows how England''s iconic queen was shaped by profound and enduring insecurity-an insecurity which was both a matter of practical political reality and personal psychology. From her precarious upbringing at the whim of a brutal, capricious father and her perilous accession after his death, to the religious division that marred her state and the failure to marry that threatened her line, Elizabeth lived under constant threat. But, facing down her enemies with a compellingly inscrutable public persona, the last and greatest of the Tudor monarchs would become a timeless, fearless queen.
|Short Walks From Bogota by Tom Feiling : INR831 ISBN: 9780241959909|
For decades, Colombia was the ''narcostate''. Now it''s seen as one of the rising stars of the global economy. Where does the truth lie? How did a land likened to paradise by the first conquistadores become a byword for hell on earth? And how is it rebuilding itself after decades of violence? Writer and journalist Tom Feiling has journeyed throughout Colombia, down roads that were until recently too dangerous to travel, talking to people from former guerrilla fighters to nomadic tribesmen and millionaires. Vital, shocking, wry and never simplistic, Short Walks from Bogota unpicks the tangled fabric of Colombia to create a stunning work of reportage, history and travel writing. Books of the Year 2012 Boyd Tonkin, The Independent ''Creates a portrait of Colombia that is perceptive, unsensational, and full of humanity ... Feiling is a brilliant reporter, lucid, unflinching, morally engaged, and with an occasional deadpan sense of humour .. one of the most consistently intelligent and compelling books to have appeared on any South American country in recent years'' Michael Jacobs, Independent ''Tom Feiling takes us on an enlightening journey through a changing country that few understand'' Rachel Aspden, Observer ''A deeply political account of one man''s journey to the violent heart of modern, rural, Colombia ... a must read'' Kevin Howlett, Colombia Politics ''Feiling... venture[s] into areas that have been off limits for decades ... the sense of a vibrant nation worth discovering peeks out'' Siobhan Murphy, Metro ''The best British travel writers like Norman Lewis or Bruce Chatwin give the reader more than simple travellers'' tales. Feiling is of their company ... a brilliant, penetrating and highly readable account'' Robert Carver, Spectator Some of the best insights in the book come from the people Feiling meets, and memorably portrays ... a well-written, thoughtful book David Gallagher, Times Literary Supplement Dramatic and captivating Wanderlust ''Elegantly written and knowledgeable. Feiling writes with the eye of a seasoned journalist and the style of a travel writer'' Carl Wilkinson, Financial Times Tom Feiling spent a year living and working in Colombia before making Resistencia: Hip-Hop in Colombia, which won numerous awards at film festivals around the world, and was broadcast in four countries. In 2003 he became Campaigns Director for the TUC''s Justice for Colombia campaign, which organizes for human rights in Colombia. His first book was The Candy Machine: How Cocaine Took Over The World, which was based on over sixty interviews with people involved in all aspects of the cocaine business and the ''war on drugs,'' and was published by Penguin in 2009.
|Paradise Lodge by Nina Stibbe : INR896 ISBN: 9780241974926|
This is the story of Lizzie Vogel, a 15 year old girl who finds herself working in an old people''s home in Leicestershire in the 1970s. The place is in chaos and it''s not really a suitable job for a schoolgirl: she''d only gone for the job because she wanted a new phase and it seemed too exhausting to commit to being a full-time girlfriend or a punk. Lizzie has some knowledge of old people (they''re not suited to granary bread, and you mustn''t compare them to toddlers) but she doesn''t know there''s a right way to get someone out of the bath, or what to do when someone dies. When a rival old people''s home with better parking and daily chairobics threatens to take all their patients, Paradise Lodge''s cast of staff and helpers, from the assertively shy Nurse who only communicates through little grunts to the son of the Chinese takeaway manager who''s renowned for his erotic handholding techniques, have to come together to save the home before it''s too late. From the bestselling author of Love, Nina comes a story of being very young, and very old, and the laughter, and the tears, in between.
|A Girl Called Jack by Jack Monroe : INR1458 ISBN: 9780718178949|
100 easy and delicious meals on a tight budget with Jack Monroe''s A Girl Called Jack. Jack is a cash-strapped single mum living in Southend. When she found herself with a shopping budget of just £10 a week to feed herself and her young son, she addressed the situation with immense resourcefulness, creativity and by embracing her local supermarket''s ''basics'' range. She created recipe after recipe of delicious, simple and upbeat meals that were outrageously cheap. Learn with Jack Monroe''s A Girl Called Jack how to save money on your weekly shop whilst being less wasteful and creating inexpensive, tasty food. Recipes include Vegetable Masala Curry for 30p a portion, Pasta alla Genovese for 19p a portion, Fig, Rosemary and Lemon Bread for 26p and a Jam Sponge reminiscent of school days for 23p a portion. ''Sassy, political, and cooking amazing food on £10 a week. We need more like her'' - Xanthe Clay, The Telegraph Jack Monroe is a 24-year-old single mother and local newspaper reporter. Finding herself with a food budget of just £10 a week, she began to create nutritious recipes to feed herself and her son. Giving the recipes out to a local food bank, to help others in her situation, she then began to publish them online on her blog, A Girl Called Jack, which now has thousands of followers. Jack was awarded the 2013 Fortnum and Mason Judges'' Choice Award for the impact that her blog has had. She lives in Essex with her son.
|The Test by Brian O'driscoll : INR1651 ISBN: 9781844882915|
The long-awaited autobiography of the greatest rugby player of our time: Brian O''Driscoll. Since 1999, when he made his international debut, there has been no greater player in world rugby than Brian O''Driscoll. In 2010 Rugby World magazine named him its world player of the decade - and since then the legend has only grown. Now, at the end of his amazing career - which culminated in fairy-tale fashion with Ireland''s victory in the 2014 Six Nations championship - he tells his own story. Honest, gritty and thoughtful, Brian O''Driscoll''s Autobiography is not just an essential sports book. It is an essential book about family, friends, hard work, courage and imagination. ''An amazing career. There will only ever be one BOD'' Dan Carter ''A thoroughly enjoyable read ... After reading The Test I warmed even more to O''Driscoll as a player and a man. He stood for a new ethos in Irish sport that refused to accept mediocrity or glorious failure'' Fergal Keane, Irish Times ''O''Driscoll''s honesty ... takes the reader to a place they simply have not been before'' Vincent Hogan, Irish Independent
|Edward Ii (penguin Monarchs) by Christopher Given-wilson : INR1320 ISBN: 9780141977966|
''He seems to have laboured under an almost child-like misapprehension about the size of his world. Had greatness not been thrust upon him, he might have lived a life of great harmlessness.'' The reign of Edward II was a succession of disasters. Unkingly, inept in war, and in thrall to favourites, he preferred digging ditches and rowing boats to the tedium of government. His infatuation with a young Gascon nobleman, Piers Gaveston, alienated even the most natural supporters of the crown. Hoping to lay the ghost of his soldierly father, Edward I, he invaded Scotland and suffered catastrophic defeat at the Battle of Bannockburn. After twenty ruinous years, betrayed and abandoned by most of his nobles and by his wife and her lover, Edward was imprisoned in Berkeley Castle and murdered - the first English king since the Norman Conquest to be deposed.
|Henry Iii (penguin Monarchs) by Stephen Church : INR1320 ISBN: 9780141977997|
Henry III was a medieval king whose long reign continues to have a profound impact on us today. He was on the throne for 56 years and during this time England was transformed from being the private play-thing of a French speaking dynasty into a medieval state in which the king answered for his actions to an English parliament, which emerged during Henry''s lifetime. Despite Henry''s central importance for the birth of parliament and the development of a state recognisably modern in many of its institutions, it is Henry''s most vociferous opponent, Simon de Montfort, who is in many ways more famous than the monarch himself. Henry is principally known today as the driving force behind the building of Westminster Abbey, but he deserves to be better understood for many reasons - as Stephen Church''s sparkling account makes clear. Part of the Penguin Monarchs series: short, fresh, expert accounts of England''s rulers in a highly collectible format
|Spot's Noisy Things That Go by Eric Hill : INR570 ISBN: 9780241247952|
A colourful sound book full of noisy things that go, with everyone''s favourite puppy, Spot the dog! Spot and his friends discover all kinds of noisy vehicles in this five-button sound book. Join in by pressing the noisy buttons as they ride their bikes, play in a toy car and train and ride along with Dad and Grandpa on their tractor and fire engine! A sturdy board book perfect for ages 1 and up, especially for little ones who love noisy things that go.
|Richard Iii (penguin Monarchs) by Rosemary Horrox : INR1320 ISBN: 9780141978932|
Rosemary Horrox is a historian specialising in the political culture, patronage, and society in late medieval England. She is a Director of Studies in the history department at Cambridge.
|Mad About You by Sinead Moriarty : INR693 ISBN: 9781844882960|
''The inevitable comparisons with Marian Keyes are justified and well deserved - Moriarty''s characters are likeable, well developed and funny ****'' Heat Sinéad Moriarty''s riveting new novel, Mad About You, will make every reader stop and think about the importance of trust in relationships - how fragile it can be, how easily damaged, how hard to repair. Sinéad combines the storytelling genius of Jodi Picoult, and the compassion and humour of Marian Keyes, in a gripping story of contemporary marriage. Emma and James Hamilton have weathered lots of storms in their ten-year marriage. From the heartbreak of infertility, to the craziness of then becoming parents to two babies in one year, to coping with James losing his job, somehow they have always worked as a team. However, the pressure of moving from Dublin to London for James''s new job - away from familiar surroundings and the family Emma loves - puts them under stress like never before. So when James starts getting texts from a stranger - texts that show startling insights into their lives - Emma is not sure what to think. She is far from home, isolated and before long finds herself questioning everything about their relationship. Maybe those texts are telling her the truth and the life she believed to be solid and secure is just a mirage. Somehow she has to get a grip, but how can she do that when a stranger is set on driving Emma out of her home and her marriage? ''One of the brightest voices in modern women''s fiction'' Bella Sinéad Moriarty lives with her family in Dublin. Her previous titles are: The Baby Trail; A Perfect Match; From Here to Maternity; In My Sister''s Shoes; Keeping It In the Family (also titled Whose Life is it Anyway?); Pieces of My Heart , Me and My Sisters and This Child of Mine.
|Stories Of English by David Crystal : INR1206 ISBN: 9780141015934|
When and why did ''thou'' disappear from Standard English? Would a Victorian Cockney have said ''observation'' or ''hobservation''? Was Jane Austen making a mistake when she wrote ''Jenny and James are walked to Charmonth this afternoon''? This superbly well-informed - and also wonderfully entertaining - history of the English language answers all these questions, showing how the many strands of English (Standard English, dialect and slang among them) developed to create the richly-varied language of today.
|Britain Against Napoleon by Roger Knight : INR1028 ISBN: 9780141038940|
From Roger Knight, established by the multi-award winning The Pursuit of Victory as ''an authority ... none of his rivals can match'' (N.A.M. Rodger), Britain Against Napoleon is the first book to explain how the British state successfully organised itself to overcome Napoleon - and how very close it came to defeat For more than twenty years after 1793, the French army was supreme in continental Europe. How was it that despite multiple changes of government and the assassination of a Prime Minister, Britain survived and eventually won a generation-long war against a regime which at its peak in 1807 commanded many times the resources and manpower? This book looks beyond the familiar exploits (and bravery) of the army and navy during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. It shows the degree to which, because of the magnitude and intensity of hostilities, the capacities of the whole British population were involved: industrialists, farmers, shipbuilders, gunsmiths and gunpowder manufacturers. The intelligence war was also central; but no participants were more important, Knight argues, than the bankers and international traders of the City of London, without whom the armies of Britain''s allies could not have taken the field. ROGER KNIGHT was Deputy Director of the National Maritime Museum until 2000, and now teaches at the Greenwich Maritime Institute at the University of Greenwich. In 2005 he published, with Allen Lane/Penguin, The Pursuit of Victory: the life and achievement of Horatio Nelson, which won the Duke of Westminster''s Medal for Military History, the Mountbatten Award and the Anderson Medal of the Society for Nautical Research. The present book is a culmination of his life-long interest in the workings of the late eighteenth-century British state. ''Superb'' - Spectator
|The New Confessions by William Boyd : INR921 ISBN: 9780141046914|
The New Confessions is the outrageous, extraordinary, hilarious and heartbreaking autobiography of John James Todd, a Scotsman born in 1899 and one of the great self-appointed (and failed) geniuses of the twentieth century. ''An often magnificent feat of story-telling and panoramic reconstruction ... John James Todd''s reminiscences carry us through the ups and downs of a long and lively career that begins in genteel Edinburgh, devastatingly detours out to the Western Front, forks off, after a period of cosy family life in London, to the electric excitements of the Berlin film-world of the Twenties, then moves on to Hollywood ... to ordeal by McCarthyism and eventual escape to Europe'' Peter Kemp, Observer.
|Modern Classics Science Fiction Omnibus by Brian Aldiss : INR1698 ISBN: 9780141188928|
This new edition of Brian Aldiss’s classic anthology brings together a diverse selection of science fiction spanning over sixty years, from Isaac Asimov’s ‘Nightfall’, first published in 1941, to the 2006 story ‘Friends in Need’ by Eliza Blair. Including authors such as Clifford Simak, Harry Harrison, Bruce Sterling, A. E. Van Vogt and Brian Aldiss himself, these stories portray struggles against machines, epic journeys, genetic experiments, time travellers and alien races. From stories set on Earth, to uncanny far distant worlds and ancient burnt-out suns, the one constant is humanity itself, compelled by an often fatal curiosity to explore the boundless frontiers of time, space and probability.
|The House In Norham Gardens by Penelope Lively : INR716 ISBN: 9780141361901|
No.40 Norham Gardens, Oxford, is the home of Clare Mayfield, her two aged aunts and two lodgers. The house is a huge Victorian monstrosity, with rooms all full of old furniture, old papers, old clothes, memorabilia - it is like a living museum. Clare discovers in a junk room the vividly painted shield which her great-grandfather, an eminent anthropologist, had brought back from New Guinea. She becomes obsessed with its past and determined to find out more about its strange tribal origins. Dreams begin to haunt her - dreams of another country, another culture, another time, and of shadowy people whom she feels are watching her. Who are they, and what do they want?
|Sarah & Duck Have A Sleepover by Sarah Gomes Harris : INR721 ISBN: 9780141365909|
Sarah and Duck have invited their friends over for a sleepover! After an evening full of fun and games, the friends settle down to sleep. There is only one problem . . . no one is tired! Join the friends as they try and find inventive ways to fall asleep. Another fantastic picture book from the quirky stars of Cbeebies!
|Little Black Classics Aphorisms On Love And Hate by Friedrich Nietzsche : INR160 ISBN: 9780141397900|
''We must learn to love, learn to be kind, and this from our earliest youth ... Likewise, hatred must be learned and nurtured, if one wishes to become a proficient hater'' This volume contains a selection of Nietzsche''s brilliant and challenging aphorisms, examining the pleasures of revenge, the falsity of pity, and the incompatibility of marriage with the philosophical life. 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. Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900). Nietzsche''s works available in Penguin Classics are A Nietzsche Reader, Beyond Good and Evil, Ecce Homo, Human, All Too Human, On the Genealogy of Morals, The Birth of Tragedy, The Portable Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Twilight of Idols and Anti-Christ.
|Diary Of Samuel Pepys A Selection by Samuel Pepys : INR1934 ISBN: 9780141439938|
Previously published as The Shorter Pepys, Samuel Pepys'' The Diary of Samuel Pepys: A Selection is a collection of scintillating first-hand accounts of Restoration England, from the most tumultuous events to the simplest domestic pleasures, selected and edited by Robert Latham. The 1660s represent a turning point in English history, and for the main events - the Restoration, the Dutch War, the Great Plague, the Fire of London - Pepys provides a definitive eyewitness account. As well as recording public and historical events, Pepys paints a vivid picture of his personal life, from his socializing and amorous entanglements, to his theatre-going and his work at the Navy Board. Unequalled for its frankness, high spirits and sharp observations, the diary is both a literary masterpiece and a marvellous portrait of seventeenth-century life. Samuel Pepys (1633-1703) achieved fame as a naval administrator and a friend and colleague of the powerful and learned. For nearly ten years he kept a private diary in which he recorded life in Restoration London, commenting on politics, public events, and private matters. If you enjoyed The Diary of Samuel Pepys, you might like Alexander Pope''s The Rape of the Lock and Other Major Writings, also available in Penguin Classics. ''''For anyone who wants to get to grips with Pepys but quails at more than a million words, here is the solution: Robert Latham''s beautifully judged abridgment of the Diary. Pure pleasure'' Clare Tomalin, author of Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self ''This prince of Diarists, this most amiable and admirable of men, has at last been worthily served'' Paul Johnson, Spectator
|Flying High by Tony Fernandes : INR1273 ISBN: 9780241004944|
As a boy, Tony Fernandes wanted to be a pilot, a footballer or a racing driver. By 2011 he''d gone one better: founding his own airline and his own formula one team, and becoming Chairman of Queens Park Rangers, helping them reach the Premier League again after a 15-year absence from the top flight.Flying High is the memoir of an exceptional business leader; the man who created Asia''s first budget airline, democratizing air travel in Asia and building AirAsia into a multi-billion-dollar company in the process.Published as Tony returns as the face of the second series of Apprentice Asia, this inspiring personal story will be a major global publishing event.
|The Battle For Scotland by Andrew Marr : INR763 ISBN: 9780241967935|
Andrew Marr''s first book tells the distinctive story of Scottish politics -- now updated with a new introductory chapter. ''We may be about to see a new country - indeed, two new countries, - emerging on these islands. Half a lifetime ago, I sat down to write this book as a work of history. As it''s aged, it''s become current affairs.'' Just twenty years ago it seemed impossible that Scotland would ever get home rule, let alone full independence. Yet very soon there will be a Scottish referendum which will not only decide on this matter but which will have profound consequences for the future of all people on these islands. In The Battle for Scotland, first published in 1992, Andrew Marr provides the historical backdrop to these extraordinary events. He attempts to explain the deep sources of Scottish national feeling and the political will which has brought us to this deeply uncertain time. And in a substantial new introduction, Marr considers how we got here so suddenly, what the stakes really are and what the questions every voting Scot (and every non-voting UK citizen) will be asking themselves. Andrew Marr was born in Glasgow. He graduated from Cambridge University and has enjoyed a long career in political journalism, working for the Scotsman, the Independent , the Economist, the Express and the Observer. From 2000 to 2005 he was the BBC''s Political Editor. Andrew''s broadcasting includes series on contemporary thinkers for BBC 2 and Radio 4, political documentaries for Channel 4 and BBC Panorama, and Radio 4''s ''Start The Week''.
|Twice Shy by Dick Francis : INR755 ISBN: 9781405916929|
A classic mystery from Dick Francis, the champion of English storytellers. Physics teacher (and crack shot) Jonathan Derry is given some tapes to look after by a friend. They''re not your usual tapes: they hold a computer programme which functions as a bookie-breaking betting system. When Jonathan''s friend is then killed in a suspicious explosion and two thugs turn up at his house waving guns and demanding the tapes, Jonathan realises that he''s been handed a whole lot more trouble. Jonathan knows he won''t be left alone unless he gives them what they want. However, he decides to play his own game. After all, he''s a crack shot. He can look after himself - can''t he? 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.
|A Christmas Angel At The Ragdoll Orphanage by Suzanne Lambert : INR754 ISBN: 9781405926911|
An unforgettable true story . . . A heartwarming tale about the true meaning of Christmas, set in a remarkable orphanage in the middle of the last century. When Suzanne was left, two weeks old, at the door of an orphanage, it was Nancy the nanny who fought for the right to adopt Suzanne. Now, 60 years later, Suzanne is sharing the untold story of all the many orphans that her mother Nancy saved throughout the 1940s and 50s. As a teenager, Nancy accompanied the orphans to the other side of the country when they were evacuated during the war years. When they finally returned, 6 long years later, she vowed to dedicate her life to the children. A Christmas Angel at the Ragdoll Orphanage tells the story of a remarkable woman, who worked tirelessly to give society''s most vulnerable children a chance of home and happiness. Full of touching, tear-jerking and unforgettable stories, this is a wondrously festive book all about the real meaning of motherhood.
|Keeping Up With The Kalashnikovs by Ross O'carroll-kelly : INR1097 ISBN: 9781844882939|
My friend, Fionn, was being held hostage in, I don''t know, Unganga Nanga, and the Government was refusing to send in a team of marines to extract him. Pack of focking cauliflower worriers ... I wouldn''t have minded being bound and gagged in a basement - just for some peace and quiet. My wife was up the spout again. My daughter had grown into a mix between Suri Cruise and a Chucky doll. And one or two other chickens - well, birds - were coming home to roost. Suddenly, I realized what I had to do - go and get Fionn back. Except what I didn''t realize was that Unganga Nanga was no country for old tens.
|Revenge Of Gaia by James Lovelock : INR776 ISBN: 9780141025971|
James Lovelock''s bestselling The Revenge of Gaia: Why the Earth is Fighting Back - and How we can Still Save Humanity is a dire warning against the unchecked growth of civilization. ''Despite all our efforts to retreat sustainably, we may be unable to prevent a global decline into a chaotic world ruled by brutal warlords on a devastated Earth...'' For thousands of years, humans have exploited the planet without counting the cost. Now Gaia, the living Earth, is fighting back. As the polar icecaps shrink and the global temperature rises, we approach the point of no return. Sustainable development, Lovelock argues, is no longer possible, and the only open to us may be a ''sustainable retreat''. This is the one book you must read to find out what is happening, how bad it will get - and how we can survive. ''The most important book for decades'' Andrew Marr ''The most important book ever to be published on the environmental crisis ... Lovelock will go down in history as the scientist who changed our view of the Earth'' John Gray, Independent ''Truly terrifying ... Lovelock''s arguments carry more conviction than anyone else''s now writing'' Peter Forbes, Daily Mail James Lovelock is the author of more than 200 scientific papers and the originator of the Gaia Hypothesis (now Gaia Theory). He has written several books on the subject, including Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth, The Ages of Gaia and The Vanishing Face of Gaia as well as an autobiography, Homage to Gaia. In September 2005 Prospect magazine named him as one of the world''s top 100 global public intellectuals.
|Trouble With Lichen by John Wyndham : INR750 ISBN: 9780141032986|
Francis Saxover and Diana Brackley, two scientists investigating a rare lichen, discover it has a remarkable property: it retards the aging process. Francis, realising the implications for the world of an ever-youthful, wealthy elite, wants to keep it secret, but Diana sees an opportunity to overturn the male status quo by using the lichen to inspire a feminist revolution. As each scientist wrestles with the implications and practicalities of exploiting the discovery, the world comes ever closer to learning the truth . . . Trouble With Lichen is a scintillating story of the power wielded by science in our lives and asks how much trust should we place in those we appoint to be its guardians?
|The Modern Classics Encyclopedia Of The Dead by Danilo Kis : INR847 ISBN: 9780141396989|
An entrancing, otherworldly collection of short stories from one of Europe''s most accomplished 20th century writers, new to Penguin Modern Classics A counter-prophet attempts the impossible to prove his power; a girl sees the hideous fate of her sisters and father in a mirror bought from a gypsy; the death of a prostitute causes an unanticipated uprising; and the lives of every ordinary person since 1789 are recreated in the almighty Encyclopedia of the Dead. These stories about love and death, truth and lies, myth and reality range across many epochs and settings. Brilliantly combining fact and fiction, epic and miniature, horror and comedy, this was Danilo Kiš final work, published in Serbo-Croatian in 1983. Kiš is one of the great European writers of the post-war period - Guardian Compulsively readable - Daily Telegraph Fantasy chases reality and reality chases fantasy. Pirandello and Borges are not far away. But these names are intended as approximate references. Kiš is a new, original writer - Times Literary Supplement Intense and exotic, his mysteries hint at unspeakable secrets that remain forever beyond the story-teller''s grasp - Boyd Tonkin Danilo Kiš was born in the then Kingdom of Yugoslavia in 1935. After an unsettled childhood during the Second World War, in which several of his family members were killed, Kiš studied literature at the University of Belgrade where he lived for most of his adult life. He wrote novels, short stories and poetry and went on to receive the prestigious NIN Award for his novel Pešcanik. He died in Paris in 1989. Mark Thompson is a British historian. His published work includes Birth Certificate: The Story of Danilo Kiš.
|The Establishment by Owen Jones : INR889 ISBN: 9780141974996|
THE PHENOMENAL BESTSELLER ''Fantastic, timely, eye-opening'' Armando Iannucci, New Statesman, Books of the Year ''Captures a collective sense of anger and awakening'' Matt Haig, Observer, Books of the Year Behind our democracy lurks a powerful but unaccountable network of people who wield massive power and reap huge profits in the process. In exposing this shadowy and complex system that dominates our lives, Owen Jones sets out on a journey into the heart of our Establishment, from the lobbies of Westminster to the newsrooms, boardrooms and trading rooms of Fleet Street and the City. Exposing the revolving doors that link these worlds, and the vested interests that bind them together, Jones shows how, in claiming to work on our behalf, the people at the top are doing precisely the opposite. In fact, they represent the biggest threat to our democracy today - and it is time they were challenged. ''A book of revelations ... The Establishment have stitched it up - stitched you up - and they know it'' Danny Dorling, Times Higher Education Supplement ''A dissection of the profoundly and sickeningly corrupt state that is present-day Britain. He is a fine writer, and this is a truly necessary book'' Philip Pullman ''Owen Jones is a phenomenon of our times'' David Kynaston, The Times Literary Supplement ''You will be enlightened and angry'' Irvine Welsh
|Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope : INR1336 ISBN: 9780241257982|
''What! to come here a stranger, a young, unknown, and unfriended stranger, and tell us, in the name of the bishop his master, that we are ignorant of our duties, old-fashioned, and useless!'' Trollope''s comic masterpiece of plotting and backstabbing opens as the Bishop of Barchester lies on his deathbed. Soon a pitched battle breaks out over who will take power, involving, among others, the zealous reformer Dr Proudie, his fiendish wife and the unctuous schemer Obadiah Slope. Barchester Towers is one of the best-loved novels in Trollope''s Chronicles of Barsetshire series, which captured nineteenth-century provincial England with wit, worldly wisdom and an unparalleled gift for characterization. The second book in the Chronicles of Barsetshire.
|Poetry By Heart by Various : INR1320 ISBN: 9780241275979|
Familiar poems and almost unknown poems. Love poems and war poems. Funny poems and heartbroken poems. Poems that re-create the world we know and poems written on the dark side of the moon. Poetry by Heart is an essential collection of over 200 poems, from Geoffrey Chaucer to Emily Dickinson, from Christina Rossetti to Benjamin Zephaniah, all carefully chosen for their suitability for learning and reciting. This is an anthology which celebrates the age-old pleasure of reciting poems - an anthology for all ages to treasure.
|Mrs Brown's A To Y Of Everything by Brendan O'carroll : INR1509 ISBN: 9780718178956|
Mrs. Brown''s A to Y of Everything is Brendan O''Carroll''s hilarious follow-up to the bestselling Mrs. Brown''s Family Handbook. If there''s one Mammy in the world who knows what''s what, it''s Mrs. Brown. Here, Agnes, star of the incredibly popular TV show Mrs. Brown''s Boys, and the much anticipated Mrs. Brown''s Boys D''Movie, follows up her bestselling Mrs. Brown''s Family Handbook with an A to Y (who really needs ''Z''s anyway?) of modern life. In it, Agnes explores everything from pandas to piles, from biscuits to The Big Bang and from handwriting to hairdryers. Peppered with her inimitable humour and full of hilarious photos, the A to Y of Everything is to your Christmas stocking what sausages are to a toad-in-the-hole.
|Pirate Post A Swashbuckling Tale With Real Mail by Ladybird Ladybird : INR859 ISBN: 9780723287995|
The perfect pirate adventure, complete with envelopes to open and pirate post to discover, this wonderful story is part of the best-selling Skullabones Island pirate series from Ladybird. Captain Cutlass is returning from his annual holiday and the Skullabones crew need to make The Leaky Tub shipshape sharpish, as well as throw a ''welcome home'' party for the captain. But their rivals, The Stinkyfish Gang, are determined to thwart their plans. Will the Skullabones pirates be able to outwit their enemies? Or will the Stinkyfish Gang best our swashbuckling heroes? With pirate memorabilia to discover and open in six fun-shaped envelopes, this is the perfect gift book for all little pirates! Other Skullabones Island titles to collect are: Pirate Time! A Ladybird Skullabones Island clock book, All Aboard the Pirate Ship: A Ladybird Skullabones Island lift-the-flap book, A Week of Pirate Tales: A Ladybird Skullabones Week of Stories, Yo-ho-ho! A Ladybird Skullabones 8-button sound book, Pirate Playtime: A Ladybird Skullabones Island sticker activity book, Shiver me Timbers! A Ladybird Skullabones Island sticker activity book
|Doctor Who by Bbc Children's Books : INR2922 ISBN: 9781405921978|
The Ultimate Time and Space Collection contains three incredible hardback Doctor Who titles - The Doctionary, 100 Scariest Monsters and The Essential Guide to 50 Years of Doctor Who. Each book is packed with Doctor Who facts, history and episode info - covering the Doctor''s many adventures, companions, monsters, enemies and much more. All three books also contain stunning photography throughout. There''s so much to know about the Doctor and his travels. . . read it all in this ultimate collection of Doctor Who books!
|V&a Introduces by Puffin : INR707 ISBN: 9780241372951|
This vibrant mini-hardback celebrates the reign of one of Britain''s most iconic rulers. Filled with beautiful illustrations, early photographs and details from throughout her reign. She guided Great Britain through a period of immense change and invention. This book explores the lasting legacy Victoria and her devoted husband, Prince Albert, had on the world. The latest in the popular V&A Introduces series which celebrates icons of the art and design world.
|Untitle Memoir by John Anon : INR2026 ISBN: 9780718187972|
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|The Promised Land by Andre Naffis-sahely : INR801 ISBN: 9780141984933|
While half the world swept west, we trickled eastward, one by one, single-file, like fugitives. Next stop: Abu Dhabi, where my father had a job, and money, for the first time in years . . . __________________________________________________ Flitting from the mud-soaked floors of Venice to the glittering, towering constructions of the Abu Dhabi of his childhood and early adulthood, from present-day London to North America, André Naffis-Sahely''s bracingly plain-spoken first collection gathers portraits of promised lands and those who go in search of them: labourers, travellers, dreamers; the hopeful and the dispossessed. ''Naffis-Sahely''s poems usher the reader in to a world of reversals and risk . . . His narratives hold memory to account'' DAVID HARSENT
|House At The Edge Of Th (air/exp by Julia Rochester : INR1320 ISBN: 9780241181997|
Part mystery, part psychological drama, this 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. The Venton family are used to living with ghosts. The death of Morwenna''s father near Thornton House, the beloved family home in Devon, prompts both Morwenna and her twin brother Corwin to flee in opposite directions. But connections to the house - and family - are not so easy to break. When, seventeen years after their father''s death, Corwin returns, he will force Morwenna to confront a terrifying truth from the past, one that will destroy everything they thought they knew about their childhood home. The House at the Edge of the World breathlessly reveals how families tear themselves apart, and how they try to bind themselves together again.
|The Art Of Flight & The Raisin King by Fredrik Sjoberg : INR1509 ISBN: 9781846147999|
Accidental Journeys with the Bestselling Author of The Fly Trap Stories just begin. We rarely know where and almost never why. It doesn''t matter. Nothing is certain any longer. I just want to shut my eyes, point at random and say, as a sort of experiment, that once, when I was sixteen years old, I spent a whole night singing romantic songs in the top of a pine tree. That''s where it may have started. Fredrik Sjöberg continues his exploration of the pleasures and trials of those who spend their time tracing the smallest details of the natural world in these two tales of ambition, fear and hapless romance. Calling on his childhood memories and experience as a hoverfly collector, and following the trail of long forgotten entomologists before him who left their native Sweden for the national parks of the United States, Sjöberg contemplates the richness of life and the strange paths it leads us on.
|The Young Magicians And The Thieves' Almanac by Nick Mohammed : INR707 ISBN: 9780141376998|
On a London street, four unlikely friends stand before the astonishingly ordinary-looking blue door of the Magic Circle . . . Alex doesn''t say much, and once jumped when handed a satsuma, but, wow, is he amazing with a deck of cards. Zack is undoubtedly one of the best pickpockets in the country (but always puts things back). Sophie once convinced her Brown Owl that all the other Brownies were jellyfish thanks to her nifty hypnosis skills - and then never returned. Jonny - who is quite possibly the tallest boy in the universe - mixes science and magic with spectacular consequences (mostly explosions). Join these young magicians as they step inside the world-famous conjuring club in an adventure that may or may not involve the search for a secret book, a set of impossible crimes and . . . oh, yes - a flock of very confused pigeons. Intrigued? Confused? Well, you''re just going to have to decide for yourself, AREN''T YOU?
|Mrs Lather's Laundry by Allan Ahlberg : INR707 ISBN: 9780141369952|
A classic Happy Families story written by Allan Ahlberg and illustrated by Andre Amstutz Mrs Lather is getting quite worked up in her laundry. She hates washing socks, she hates washing vests, she really doesn''t much like washing trousers or dresses either. But her job gets rather more difficult when her customers start bringing in more unusual washing loads ... 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.
|Stone Cold by Robert Swindells : INR801 ISBN: 9780141368993|
Stone Cold is a Carnegie Medal-winning thriller by Robert Swindells. It is one of The Originals from Penguin - iconic, outspoken, first. A tense thriller plot is combined with a perceptive and harrowing portrait of life on the streets as a serial killer preys on the young and vulnerable homeless. Link, aged 17, is distrustful of people until he pairs up with Deb, another homeless youngster. But what Deb doesn''t tell him is that she''s an ambitious young journalist on a self-imposed assignment to track down the killer and she''s prepared to use herself as bait ... 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.
|Succession by Livi Michael : INR896 ISBN: 9780241197974|
''Clever...the narrative has the colour and power of the best of the chronicles she uses.'' - Sunday Times Margaret of Anjou is young, beautiful, French and wildly unpopular when she marries England''s ill-fated Henry VI. After the English are banished from France, civil war erupts. Margaret becomes a warrior queen, fighting for her husband''s right to be king and her son''s position as his rightful heir. Meanwhile, heiress Margaret Beaufort is born into a troubled inheritance. Fiercely sought after by courtiers, by the age of thirteen she has married twice and given birth to her only son, who will be the future king of England. But then he is taken from her. . .
|Edward Iv (penguin Monarchs) by A J Pollard : INR518 ISBN: 9780141989907|
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.
|Buddy by Nigel Hinton : INR801 ISBN: 9780141368955|
Buddy has a hopeless father who is an aging rocker, interested only in Elvis and bikes, and living on the fringes of the under-world. When Buddy''s mum walks out, the two manage to strike up some kind of relationship - until Buddy realizes that his dad is involved in something more serious than he suspected. A moving, totally convincing account of a boy''s faltering relationship with his father.
|Spy Dog 12 by Andrew Cope : INR665 ISBN: 9780141369990|
The FINAL adventure for Lara the Spy Dog! Mr Big is on the loose. He''s planning a final crime that will make him the most famous criminal alive: blowing up every prison in the country! Lara and her spy team have their noses to the ground and know something evil is coming. Lara follows the clues to London and Big Ben''s clock tower, where the explosives are set. With help from the spy pups and spy cat, can she stop Mr Big once and for all...before the clock strikes midnight?
|Across The Barricades by Joan Lingard : INR801 ISBN: 9780141368917|
Across the Barricades is part of Joan Lingard''s ground-breaking Kevin and Sadie series, the sequel to The Twelfth Day of July. Both books are part of The Originals from Penguin - iconic, outspoken, first. Kevin and Sadie just want to be together, but it''s not that simple. Things are bad in Belfast. Soldiers walk the streets and the city is divided. No Catholic boy and Protestant girl can go out together - not without dangerous consequences . . . 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.
|Rebooting Government by Nandan Nilekani : INR2026 ISBN: 9780241003923|
A timely call to reshape government through technology, from Nandan Nilekani and Viral Shah, two leading experts in the field. For many aspects of how our countries are run - from social security and fair elections to communication, infrastructure and the rule of law - technology can play an increasingly positive, revolutionary role. In India, for example, where many underprivileged citizens are invisible to the state, a unique national identity system is being implemented for the first time, which will help strengthen social security. And throughout the world, technology is essential in the transition to clean energy. This book, based on the authors'' collective experiences working with government, argues that technology can reshape our lives, in both the developing and developed world, and shows how this can be achieved. Praise for Nandan Nilekani: ''A pioneer . . . one of India''s most celebrated technology entrepreneurs'' Financial Times ''There is a bracing optimism about Nilekani''s analysis . . . which can only be welcome in this age of doom and gloom'' Telegraph ''The Bill Gates of Bangalore . . . Nilekani achieves an impressive breadth'' Time Nandan Nilekani is a software entrepreneur, Co-founder of Infosys Technologies, and the head of the Government of India''s Technology Committee. He was named one of the ''100 Most Influential People in the World'' by TIME magazine and Forbes'' ''Business Leader of the Year'', and he is a member of the World Economic Forum Board. Viral B. Shah is a software expert who has created various systems for governments and businesses worldwide.
|Red Classics Dracula by Bram Stoker : INR518 ISBN: 9780141024974|
Purity is priceless ... Count Dracula''s castle is a hellish world where night is day, pleasure is pain and the blood of the innocent prized above all. Young Jonathan Harker approaches the gloomy gates with no idea what he is about to face ... And back in England eerie incidents are unfolding as strange puncture marks appear on a young woman''s neck ... But can Harker''s fiancée be saved? And where is the evil Dracula?
|Trouble At The Dinosaur Cafe by Brian Moses : INR613 ISBN: 9780140569940|
All is quiet in the Dinosaur Cafe until big bully Tyrannosaurus bursts in, demanding more than vegetarian fare! After he threatens to put all the herbivores into a dinosaur stew, they decide to retaliate and call in their secret weapon – Terry Triceratops who delivers a whack and a smack and a three-pronged attack! And with big bully T-Rex cowering in the corner, the rest of the dinosaurs join in and tickle him till he''s helpless with laughter. As T-Rex eventually escapes, he agrees to end his bullying ways. A triumph for the peace-loving dinos!
|Jagua Nana by Cyprian Ekwensi : INR943 ISBN: 9780241334997|
Bold, moving, entertaining and controversial, this is the great novel of 1960s Lagos life - with one of the most unforgettable heroines in literature. Jagua Nana, no longer young but still irresistible, lives a life of hedonism in Lagos: men, parties, fights, wild nights in the Tropicana with her handsome young boyfriend Freddie. Rushing from one experience to the next in search of something she can''t quite grasp, Jagua finds herself embroiled in shady politics, caught up in village feuds and a source of drama wherever she goes. In this vivid depiction of 1960s Nigeria, everyone is hustling and everyone is on the make - and a woman like Jagua must find her own unconventional path to fulfilment.
|The Twelfth Day Of July by Joan Lingard : INR801 ISBN: 9780141368924|
The Twelfth Day of July is first of Joan Lingard''s influential Kevin and Sadie books, set in Belfast during the Troubles. It is one of The Originals from Penguin - iconic, outspoken, first. Sadie is Protestant, Kevin is Catholic - and on the tense streets of Belfast their lives collide. It starts with a dare - kids fooling around - but soon becomes something dangerous. Getting to know Sadie Jackson will change Kevin''s life forever. But will the world around them change too? 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.
|Six Foot Six by Kit De Waal : INR215 ISBN: 9780241317921|
It''s an exciting day for Timothy Flowers. It''s the third of November, and it''s Friday, and it''s his twenty-first birthday. When Timothy walks to his usual street corner to see his favourite special bus, he meets Charlie. Charlie is a builder who is desperate for Timothy''s help because Timothy is very tall, six feet six inches. Timothy has never had a job before - or no work that he''s kept for more than a day. But when Timothy and Charlie have to collect money from a local thug, things don''t exactly go according to plan... Over the course of one day, Timothy''s life will change for ever.
|Great Ideas Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx : INR518 ISBN: 9780141018935|
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.
|The Further Tale Of Peter Rabbit by Emma Thompson : INR707 ISBN: 9780241240984|
In The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit, a new tale written by Emma Thompson, Peter''s adventures take him beyond the boundaries of Mr McGregor''s garden all the way to Scotland. Here he meets the gentle giant Finlay McBurney, a distant Scottish relative, and much entertainment ensues. Emma Thompson, Oscar-winning actress and screen writer, is a long time admirer of Beatrix Potter''s tales. She has a talent for creating engaging narratives with a dry humour similar to Potter''s own and is the perfect choice of author for this new Peter Rabbit tale, to be published 110 years after the original. Emma was inspired to set the tale in Scotland by her knowledge of Beatrix''s childhood holidays there.
|Over Our Heads by Andrew Fox : INR896 ISBN: 9780241968956|
Over Our Heads: the brilliant debut by Andrew Fox. A young man rushes to the bedside of his ex, knowing the baby she''s having is not his own. Travelling colleagues experience an eerie moment of truth when a fire starts in their hotel. A misdirected parcel sets off a complex psychodrama involving two men, a woman and a dog ... Andrew Fox''s clever, witty, intense and thoroughly entertaining stories capture the passions and befuddlements of the young and rootless, equally dislocated at home and abroad. Set in America and Ireland - and, at times, in jets over the Atlantic - Over Our Heads showcases a brilliant new talent. ''The stories are wonderfully crafted and cared-for, the undertones are witty and ironic, but also serious and filled with sympathy'' Colm Tóibín, Guardian ''Over Our Heads is full of surprises, all of them great'' Roddy Doyle, winner of the Booker Prize ''Deft, clever, intense - this is a terrific debut from a very gifted new writer'' Kevin Barry, winner of the IMPAC prize ''Andrew Fox''s stories are slivers of power; knowing, watchful and burning with intelligence. Lives half-lived or grasped at; loves longed for and destroyed; the journey of the modern emigrant who goes away in the same daze in which he comes home: these are stories which linger long after they have been read'' Belinda McKeon ''Fox is skilful at probing the bigger emotions: alienation, loss and nostalgia. His sparse prose is an effective counterpoint to complex feelings. His stories deal with the moments that shape a life: first trysts, the illness of a parent, the graduation of a child. ... Fox knows the hallmark of a good short story: leave the reader wanting more'' Financial Times ''An impressive and thoroughly enjoyable collection ... Fox lets his characters tramp around their worlds, searching for heaven on earth'' Irish Times ''Achieves the effect of intimating deep fissures of pain and longing beneath the lightest of surface cracks. Fox''s prose is poised and confident, a well-honed tool with which to treat his delicate subject matter'' Sunday Times ''The best of these stories are very good indeed ... While there are few happy souls in these arresting stories, the reader can find consolation in Fox''s supple prose and frequently subtle insights'' Irish Independent ''A remarkable new talent ... He is able to tread so lightly that we only realise we have been cleverly punched in the solar plexus after we finish the last line'' Irish Mail on Sunday (five stars)
|Pears' Cyclopaedia 2015-2016 by Chris Cook : INR2545 ISBN: 9780141980904|
The quintessentially British almanac, Pears'' Cyclopaedia continues to inform and intrigue generations of readers with its unique mix of solid facts and fascinating gems. Now in its 124th year, this ultimate volume offers clear and concise information on such wide-ranging subjects as global events, Norse mythology and modern cinema. Updated regularly by editor Chris Cook and his panel of experts, this handy and beautiful edition includes new entries for all major events from 2014-15 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.
|In The Family Way by Jane Robinson : INR1037 ISBN: 9780241962916|
Only a generation or two ago, illegitimacy was one of the most shameful things that could happen in a family. In the Family Way tells secrets kept for entire lifetimes: long-silent voices from the workhouse, the Magdalene Laundry or the distant mother-and-baby home. Anonymous childhoods are recalled, spent in the care of Dr Barnardo or a Child Migration scheme halfway across the world. There are sorrowful stories in this book, but it is also about hope: about supportive families who welcomed ''love-children'' home, or those who were parted and are now reconciled. Most of all, In the Family Way is about finally telling the truth.
|Trouble In Paradise by Slavoj Zizek : INR1509 ISBN: 9780241004968|
In Trouble in Paradise, Slavoj Žižek, one of our most famous, most combative philosophers, explains how by drawing on the ideas of communism, we can find a way out of the crisis of capitalism. There is obviously trouble in the global capitalist paradise. But why do we find it so difficult to imagine a way out of the crisis we''re in? It is as if the trouble feeds on itself: the march of capitalism has become inexorable, the only game in town. Setting out to diagnose the condition of global capitalism, the ideological constraints we are faced with in our daily lives, and the bleak future promised by this system, Slavoj Žižek explores the possibilities - and the traps - of new emancipatory struggles. Drawing insights from phenomena as diverse as Gangnam Style to Marx, The Dark Knight to Thatcher, Trouble in Paradise is an incisive dissection of the world we inhabit, and the new order to come. ''The most dangerous philosopher in the West'' - Adam Kirsch, New Republic ''The most formidably brilliant exponent of psychoanalysis, indeed of cultural theory in general, to have emerged in many decades'' - Terry Eagleton ''Žižek leaves no social or cultural phenomenon untheorized, and is master of the counterintuitive observation'' - New Yorker Slavoj Žižek is a Hegelian philosopher, Lacanian psychoanalyst, and political activist. He is international director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities and the author of numerous books on dialectical materialism, critique of ideology and art, including Less Than Nothing, Living in the End Times, First as Tragedy, Then as Farce and, most recently, The Year of Dreaming Dangerously.
|The Secret by Deric Henderson : INR801 ISBN: 9781844883905|
The killer dentist, his mistress, how they murdered their spouses - and how they almost got away with it. Now a major four-part ITV drama starring James Nesbitt: ''Unswitchoffable'' Guardian ''James Nesbitt is at his magnetic best'' The Times ''The most grown up drama of the week and it''s brilliant'' Observer ''Terrific, intensely gripping'' Daily Telegraph May 1991 in the seaside town of Castlerock in Northern Ireland and the bodies of two people - police officer Trevor Buchanan and nurse Lesley Howell - are found in a car filled with carbon monoxide. Their spouses are having an affair and, it appears, the pair are so distraught they have taken their own lives. Their adulterous spouses - Sunday school teacher Hazel Buchanan and dentist Colin Howell - had met in the local Baptist Church. Following the apparent double-suicide, they continued their affair secretly but both later remarried other people. A series of disasters in Howell''s life - bereavement, financial disaster, sexual scandal - made him reveal his darkest secrets to the elders of his church. Among other things, he told them that he and Hazel Stewart had conspired to murder their spouses nearly two decades earlier. That confession led to two of the most sensational murder trials ever seen in the United Kingdom, Howell''s conviction for murder in December 2010 and Stewart''s in March 2011, despite her protestations of innocence. ''It was a dance between control and manipulation'' - Colin Howell at the trial of Hazel Stewart For The Secret distinguished journalist Deric Henderson conducted extensive research and in it he has produced the definitive account of one of the most extraordinary murder cases to hit these islands for decades.
|The Warden by Anthony Trollope : INR1320 ISBN: 9780241253984|
''It was so hard that the pleasant waters of his little stream should be disturbed and muddied ... that his quiet paths should be made a battlefield: that the unobtrusive corner of the world which been allotted to him ... made miserable and unsound'' Trollope''s witty, satirical story of a quiet cathedral town shaken by scandal - as the traditional values of Septimus Harding are attacked by zealous reformers and ruthless newspapers - is a drama of conscience that pits individual integrity against worldly ambition. In The Warden Anthony Trollope brought the fictional county of Barsetshire to life, peopled by a cast of brilliantly realised characters that have made him among the supreme chroniclers of the minutiae of Victorian England. re of the cathedral town of Barchester
|Mr Tick The Teacher by Allan Ahlberg : INR707 ISBN: 9780141369969|
One of the classic Happy Families stories written by Allan Ahlberg and illustrated by Faith Jaques. Mr Tick loves teaching his six children at their little school. But then they hear news that all small schools must close, so Mr Tick starts teaching some rather unusual lessons - in how to trick stern school inspectors. Based on the classic ''Happy Families'' card game, this highly entertaining series is ideal for reading and sharing at home or at school. It is guided by the Education Adviser, Brian Thompson, and written by the award-winning author, Allan Ahlberg. ''The best thing to happen to beginner readers since Dr Seuss'' Children''s Rights Workshop.
|Works And Days by Hesiod : INR1097 ISBN: 9780241310939|
The ancient Greeks revered Hesiod, believing he had beaten Homer in a singing contest and that after his dead body was thrown to sea, it was brought back by dolphins. His Works and Days is one of the most important early works of Greek poetry. Ostensibly written by the poet to chide his lazy brother, it recounts the story of Pandora''s box and humanity''s decline since the Golden Age, and can be read as a celebration of rural life and a hymn to work.
|La Vie En Bleu by Rod Kedward : INR1049 ISBN: 9780140130959|
Rod Kedward brings to life the great, and often terrible, dramas of modern France - the two cataclysmic wars, the Algerian disaster, the student and worker revolt of 1968 - but also explores the special worlds of the workplace, immigration, minorities, the role of women, and the politics of everyday life and collective memory. La Vie en Bleu is a history of people and events that tells a multitude of stories, some impressive, some shameful and many that starkly divide the French among themselves.
|A Soldier's Friend by Megan Rix : INR477 ISBN: 9780141351902|
SAMMY is a football crazy rescue puppy. MOUSER is a fearless grey tabby. Together they make an unlikely pair that won''t be parted, not even by the First World War. As the war rages in Europe, Londoners are sending brave animals to help the soldiers - and Mouser and Sammy are soon on their way to the trenches. Boldly criss-crossing no-man''s land they make new friends of every nationality - and reunite with old ones. But on the muddy front line, under fire and constantly in danger, will their friendship be enough to save them so they can return home together? ''If you love Michael Morpurgo, you will enjoy this'' Express ''A moving tale told with warmth, kindliness and lashings of good sense that lovers of Dick King-Smith will especially appreciate'' The Times ''Every now and then a writer comes along with a unique way of storytelling . . . Meet Megan Rix . . . her novels are deeply moving and will strike a chord with animal lovers.'' LoveReading About the author: Megan Rix lives in England with her husband, and their adorable dogs, Traffy and Bella. Also available by Megan Rix: The Great Escape, The Victory Dogs and The Bomber Dog www.meganrix.com
|The Hero Pup by Megan Rix : INR525 ISBN: 9780141351926|
The Hero Pup is a heartwarming and uplifting story from Megan Rix, bestselling author of The Great Escape, The Victory Dogs, The Bomber Dog and A Soldier''s Friend. ''For now Patch is just a Helper Pup,'' Joe said. ''But one day . . .'' Eleven-year-old Joe is dreading his first Christmas without Dad. But then Mum suggests they volunteer for Helper Dogs and train puppies to help people in need. Joe has always wanted a dog and when he meets golden Labrador Patch he knows he''s found him. With Joe''s love and training, can Patch go from playful pupy to heroic helper - and mend Joe''s broken heart along the way? A classic-in-the-making, Megan Rix takes little-known true stories of animal heroes and turns them into must-have heartwarming stories for 8+ readers, perfect for fans of Michael Morpurgo and Sarah Lean. ''If you love Michael Morpurgo, you will enjoy this'' Sunday Express ''A moving tale told with warmth, kindliness and lashings of good sense that lovers of Dick King-Smith will especially appreciate'' The Times ''Every now and then a writer comes along with a unique way of storytelling . . . Meet Megan Rix . . . her novels are deeply moving and will strike a chord with animal lovers.'' LoveReading ''A perfect story for animal lovers and lovers of adventure stories'' Travelling Book Company About the author: Megan Rix is the recent winner of the Stockton and Shrewsbury Children''s Book Awards, and has been shortlisted for numerous other children''s book awards. She lives with her husband by a river in England. When she''s not writing she can be found walking her two golden retrievers, Traffy and Bella, who are often in the river. www.meganrix.com Also available by Megan Rix: The Great Escape, The Victory Dogs, The Bomber Dog and A Soldier''s Friend
|Merchant Of Venice by William Shakespeare : INR477 ISBN: 9780141013954|
William Shakespeare''s The Merchant of Venice is both a witty comedy and a moving exploration of bigotry and stigmatisation, and this Penguin Shakespeare edition is edited by W. Moelwyn Merchant with an introduction by Peter Holland. ''The quality of mercy is not strain''d, It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven'' Bassanio, a noble but impoverished Venetian, asks his friend the merchant Antonio for a loan to impress an heiress. Antonio agrees, but is forced to borrow the sum from a cynical Jewish moneylender, Shylock, who forces him into a chilling contract, which stipulates he must honour the debt with a pound of his own flesh. But Bassanio''s beloved is not as demure as she seems, and disguising herself as a lawyer, Portia proves herself one of Shakespeare''s most cunning heroines, in a witty attack on Shylock''s claim. A complex and controversial comedy, The Merchant of Venice explores prejudice and the true nature of justice. This book contains a general introduction to Shakespeare''s life and Elizabethan theatre, a separate introduction to The Merchant of Venice, a chronology, suggestions for further reading, an essay discussing performance options on both stage and screen, and a commentary. William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was born to John Shakespeare and Mary Arden some time in late April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. He wrote about 38 plays (the precise number is uncertain), many of which are regarded as the most exceptional works of drama ever produced, including Romeo and Juliet (1595), Henry V (1599), Hamlet (1601), Othello (1604), King Lear (1606) and Macbeth (1606), as well as a collection of 154 sonnets, which number among the most profound and influential love-poetry in English. If you enjoyed The Merchant of Venice, you might like The Taming of the Shrew, also available in Penguin Shakespeare. ''The man who of all modern, and perhaps ancient poets, had the largest and most comprehensive soul'' John Dryden
|Modern Classics The Art Of Joy by Goliarda Sapienza : INR1526 ISBN: 9780241956991|
Goliarda Sapienza''s The Art of Joy was written over a nine year span, from 1967 to 1976. At the time of her death in 1996, Sapienza had published nothing in a decade, having been unable to find a publisher for what was to become her most celebrated work, due to its perceived immorality. One publisher''s rejection letter exclaimed: ''It''s a pile of iniquity.'' The manuscript lay for decades in a chest finally being proclaimed a forgotten masterpiece when it was eventually published in 2005. This epic Sicilian novel, which begins in the year 1900 and follows its main character, Modesta, through nearly the entire span of the 20th century, is at once a coming-of-age novel, a tale of sexual adventure and discovery, a fictional autobiography, and a sketch of Italy''s moral, political and social past. Born in a small Sicilian village and orphaned at age nine, Modesta spends her childhood in a convent raised by nuns.Through sheer cunning, she manages to escape, and eventually becomes a princess. Sensual, proud, and determined, Modesta wants to discover the infinite richness of life and sets about destroying all social barriers that impede her quest for the fulfilment of her desires. She seduces both men and women, and even murder becomes acceptable as a means of removing an obstacle to happiness and self-discovery. Goliarda Sapienza (1924-1996) was born in Catania, Sicily in 1924, in an anarchist socialist family. At sixteen, she entered the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Rome and worked under the direction of Luchino Visconti, Alessandro Blasetti and Francesco Maselli. She is the author of several novels published during her lifetime: Lettera Aperta (1967), Il Filo Di Mezzogiorno (1969), Università di Rebibbia (1983), Le Certezze Del Dubbio (1987). L''Arte Della Gioia is considered her masterpiece. Anne Milano Appel, Ph.D., a former library director and language teacher, has been translating professionally for nearly twenty years, and is a member of ALTA, ATA, NCTA and PEN. Her translation of Giovanni Arpino''s Scent of a Woman (Penguin, 2011) was named the winner of The John Florio Prize for Italian Translation (2013).
|A Mask Of Shadows by Oscar De Muriel : INR1526 ISBN: 9780718183936|
Frey & McGray are back for their biggest and best case yet... 1890. The Scottish Play is coming home. But before the darling couple of London theatre, Henry Irving & Ellen Terry, take their acclaimed Macbeth north of the border, terror treads the boards on closing night in the capital. A supposed banshee leaves a message written in blood, foretelling someone''s demise. But whose? With the company''s arrival in Scotland, comes another death threat and Edinburgh''s own beloved pair - Detective ''Nine-Nails'' McGray & Inspector Ian Frey - enter the scene. Frey scoffs, believing it to be a publicity stunt, while McGray is convinced it''s a supernatural affair. As they scrutinise the key players, they discover that Terry, Irving, and his peculiar, preoccupied assistant (one Bram Stoker) all have reasons to kill, or be killed... By occult curse or human hand, death will take a bow the night the curtain rises. * Praise for the Frey & McGray series: ''I enjoyed this - properly creepy and Gothic'' Ian Rankin ''A hugely entertaining Victorian mystery'' New York Times ''This is wonderful. A brilliant, moving, clever, lyrical book - I loved it. Oscar de Muriel is going to be a name to watch'' Manda Scott ''Fun to read and a fast page-turner. Love and murder - they go together like strawberries and cream'' Independent ''A brilliant mix of horror, history, and humour. Genuinely riveting with plenty of twists, this will keep you turning the pages. It''s clever, occasionally frightening and superbly written ... Everything you need in a mystery thriller'' Crime Review ''Fast-paced, well-researched and thoroughly spellbinding. The mismatched pair is as entertaining as Holmes and Watson at their best'' Historical Novel Society
|Read It Yourself With Ladybird Treehouse Rescue by Ladybird Ladybird : INR239 ISBN: 9780723280903|
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|The Woman Who Went To Bed For A Year by Sue Townsend : INR811 ISBN: 9781405931946|
The day her children leave home, Eva climbs into bed and stays there.She''s had enough - of her kids'' carelessness, her husband''s thoughtlessness and of the world''s general indifference.Brian can''t believe his wife is doing this. Who is going to make dinner? Taking it badly, he rings Eva''s mother - but she''s busy having her hair done. So he rings his mother - she isn''t surprised. Eva, she says, is probably drunk. Let her sleep it off.But Eva won''t budge.She makes new friends - Mark the window cleaner and Alexander, a very sexy handyman. She discovers Brian''s been having an affair. And Eva realizes to her horror that everyone has been taking her for granted - including herself.But from this odd but comforting place she begins to see both the world and herself very, very differently. . .
|Penguin English Library The Mystery Of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens : INR581 ISBN: 9780141199924|
The Penguin English Library Edition of The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens ''In the wakeful misery of the night, girded by sordid realities, or wandering through Paradises and Hells of visions ... I loved you madly'' Dickens'' last novel is a mystery built around a presumed crime - the murder of a nephew by his uncle. Dickens died before completing the story, leaving the mystery unsolved and encouraging successive generations of readers to turn detective. Beyond the preoccupying fact of this intriguing crime, however, the novel also offers readers a characteristically Dickensian mix of the fantastical world of the imagination and a vibrantly journalistic depiction of gritty reality. 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.
|Thoughtful Gardening by Robin Lane Fox : INR479 ISBN: 9780141045948|
Thoughtful Gardening is based on Robin Lane Fox''s own selection from his widely admired FT column, which he has rewritten and amplified with new chapters to take readers on a highly enjoyable journey through each season of the gardening year. It draws on his lifetime of practical gardening, including his years as Garden Master of New College, Oxford, and contains many memories of fellow gardeners, from Christopher Lloyd to Nancy Lancaster. The book is essential reading for anyone setting out on a new garden or taking stock of one. It takes a critical look at fashions of the moment and is full of advice, ranging from problems with badgers to how to take root-cuttings or choose flowering trees, as well as examples of gardens at home and abroad which Robin Lane Fox has visited over many years. Thoughtful Gardening combines a principled view of the craft of gardening with dozens of new ideas for planting and visiting, and touching reminders of the power of literature and art to deepen what we see and realize in gardens of our own.
|Penguin Classics Selected Prose by Charles Lamb : INR846 ISBN: 9780141392912|
This selection brings together the best prose writings of the great early nineteenth-century essayist Charles Lamb, whose shrewd wit and convivial style have endeared him to generations of readers. These pieces include early discussions of Hogarth and Shakespeare; masterly essays written under the pen-name ''Elia'' that range over such subjects as drunkenness, witches, dreams, marriage and the joy of roast pig; and letters to Lamb''s circle of contemporaries, among them Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth. Wryly amused by the world, allusive, searching and endlessly inventive, these are the essential works of a master of English prose. In his introduction Adam Phillips discusses how Charles Lamb''s tragic life and sainted reputation, caring for his mentally ill sister Mary, belied the quality of his work. This edition also includes a biographical index of Lamb''s correspondents. Charles Lamb (1775-1834) was an English essayist best known for his humorous Essays of Elia from which the essay ''A Dissertation Upon Roast Pig'' is taken. Lamb enjoyed a rich social life and became part of a group of young writers that included William Hazlitt, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Lord Byron and Samuel Taylor Coleridge with whom he shared a lifelong friendship. Lamb never achieved the same literary success as his friends but his influence on the English essay form cannot be underestimated and his book, Specimens of the English Dramatic Poets is remembered for popularising the work of Shakespeare''s contemporaries.
|One Pot Wonders by Lindsey Bareham : INR1375 ISBN: 9780718178901|
100 warming, nutritious and simple One Pot Wonders from Lindsey Bareham. If you''re getting bored with your new year diet and even more bored with the washing up, Lindsey Bareham brings you recipes for perfect comfort food for curling up and enjoying on your own, or feasting with family and friends. Dishes to suit every occasion. Lindsey''s delicious recipes include her oven-baked meatballs with sweet potato and roasted shallots, Saffron chicken with apricots and cardamom, asparagus, potato, pea and quinoa salad, many of which are perfect for the diet-conscious. And there are puddings too, from lychees, melon and stem ginger fruit salad to a comforting Malva pudding. Lindsey Bareham''s recipes feature big flavours from all around the world but, more importantly, these One Pot Wonders are incredibly easy to make - anyone can cook them. Chapters include: Bakes, Big soups, Stews, Curries, Pasta, Salads and Puddings. Lindsey Bareham is one of the UK''s most talented cookery writers. Her daily after-work recipe column for the Evening Standard ran for 8 years and she currently writes the much-loved ''Dinner Tonight'' column for The Times. The author of 13 cookery books, including In Praise of the Potato, A Celebration of Soup, The Big Red Book of Tomatoes, The Fish Store and The Trifle Bowl and Other Tales, Lindsey also co-wrote The Prawn Cocktail Years with Simon Hopkinson, and helped him write Roast Chicken and Other Stories, voted the Most Useful Cookery Book Ever by chefs and food writers.
|The Autobiography by Sean Og O Hailpin : INR859 ISBN: 9780241955918|
Sean Og O hAilpin, the iconic hurler of his generation, tells his own story. Sean Og O hAilpin became synonymous with Cork hurling during a period when the Rebel County reached the highest of highs and was regularly gripped by controversy. Making his trademark barnstorming solo runs from left wing-back, Sean Og emerged as the lynchpin of the great group of Cork hurlers that won five Munster titles and three All-Irelands; in 1999 he contested All-Ireland finals in both codes. He was also central in standing up for players'' rights against the Cork county board - a source of great controversy and two painful strikes. Now, Sean Og tells his own story in his own words - a story every GAA fan has been waiting to read. Full of frank insights, Sean Og''s autobiography is not just an essential sporting story; it is an essential Irish story. ''A captivating tale of family, identity and belonging'' Sunday Business Post ''Hugely enjoyable'' Evening Echo ''A compelling, honest read that draws blood along the way ... a tale so rich that the wonder never leaves'' Irish Daily Mail ''Riveting'' Irish Daily Star ''Excellent ... a really enjoyable read'' Christy O''Connor, Evening Echo ''This is Sean Og as he really is. Essential reading'' Irish Examiner ''Sean Og''s autobiography is a fine read. What an extraordinary figure he is'' Sonia O''Sullivan
|Black Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase : INR1391 ISBN: 9780718182977|
One golden family. One fateful summer. Four lives changed forever. Amber Alton knows that the hours pass differently at Black Rabbit Hall, her London family''s country estate where no two clocks read the same. Summers there are perfect, timeless. Not much ever happens. Until, one stormy evening in 1968, it does. The idyllic world of the four Alton children is shattered. Fiercely bonded by the tragic events, they grow up fast. But when a glamorous stranger arrives, these loyalties are tested. Forbidden passions simmer. And another catastrophe looms... Decades later, Lorna and her fiancé wind their way through the countryside searching for a wedding venue. Lorna is drawn to a beautiful crumbling old house she hazily remembers from her childhood, feels a bond she does not understand. When she finds a disturbing message carved into an old oak tree by one of the Alton children, she begins to realise that Black Rabbit Hall''s secret history is as dark and tangled as its woods, and that, much like her own past, it must be brought into the light. A thrilling spiral into the hearts of two women separated by decades but inescapably linked by Black Rabbit Hall. A story of forgotten childhood and broken dreams, secrets and heartache, and the strength of a family''s love. Praise for Black Rabbit Hall ''Apart from the occasional classic, I have rarely felt the urge to read a book twice . . . Black Rabbit Hall''s beautifully crafted mystery is a delight I want to experience again and again . . . make Chase''s debut the one to pack in your suitcase *****'' Stylist ''There''s something about tales of mysterious old buildings that have the ability to set hairs on end. In this one, two intertwining stories explore the magnificence of Black Rabbit Hall and the dark secrets behind its walls. Perfect'' Red ''Atmospheric, with echoes of Du Maurier, this haunting novel enchanted me'' Fanny Blake, Woman & Home ''Beautifully, poetically written and reminiscent of everything from I Capture The Castle to Hansel And Gretel. Eve Chase is a name to watch'' Wendy Holden, Daily Mail ''A cracking pool-side saga'' Good Housekeeping ''Black Rabbit Hall pulls you like a sleepwalker into a beautiful, hazy story about a grand Cornish home full of character and thunderclap memories, we found ourselves breathless with anticipation. Eve Chase''s debut novel is like a prolonged and beautiful daydream, celebrating the enduring power of place in our lives'' iBooks Books of the Month ''Black Rabbit Hall is a seductive wonder of a novel; with echoes of Daphne Du Maurier and Dodie Smith, it pulls you irresistibly into its world where nothing is quite as it first appears'' Elizabeth Fremantle ''Expertly crafted, dark, beautiful and utterly enthralling'' Rowan Coleman ''Family secrets, forbidden lust, and a family of four extraordinary children who''ll stick with you long after they''ve scattered off the page. Eve Chase kept me up with her gorgeous descriptions of a crumbling Cornwall estate and the unruly brood who meets tragedy within its walls'' Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, New York Times bestselling author of Bittersweet ''A stunning new writer has arrived - gripping and heart rending, this novel is full of original characters which don''t let you forget them'' Katie Fforde ''A deliciously intriguing novel whose rich sense of time and place bear more than a few echoes of du Maurier''s
|The Penguin Book Of Word Histories by Fred Mcdonald : INR1622 ISBN: 9780140282986|
Compiled by Fred McDonald, this new book traces the origins and explains the meanings of approximately 15,000 words. Words with similar ancestry or semantic development are cross-referenced or subsumed into one entry, making comparisons easier for the reader. There is also a short introduction explaining the book''s purpose and layout, and giving a very short account of the English language and the languages that have contributed to it.
|Carrie's War by Nina Bawden : INR525 ISBN: 9780141354903|
A Puffin Book - stories that last a lifetime. Puffin Modern Classics are relaunched under a new logo: A Puffin Book. There are 20 titles to collect in the series, listed below, all with exciting new covers and fun-filled endnotes. Carrie''s War by Nina Bawden is an unforgettable Second World War story. ''I did a dreadful thing...or I feel that I did, and nothing can change it...'' It is the Second World War and Carrie and Nick are evacuated from London to a small town in Wales, where they are placed with strict Mr Evans and his timid mouse of a sister. Their friend Albert is luckier, living in Druid''s Bottom with Hepzibah Green who tells wonderful stories, and the strange Mister Johnny, who speaks a language all of his own. Carrie and Nick are happy to visit Albert there, until one day when Carrie does a terrible thing - the worst thing she ever did in her life... Based on her own childhood, Nina Bawden''s enchanting story Carrie''s War has delighted readers for almost 40 years. ''Nina Bawden - without question one of the very best writers for children'' Daily Telegraph ***Perfect for fans of Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian.*** Nina Bawden was one of the UK''s best writers for both adults and children. She often used her own childhood experiences in her books - Carrie''s War is set in the mining valley in Wales where she lived as an evacuee in wartime. She studied philosophy, politics and economics at Somerville College, Oxford and finished her first novel the year after she took her degree. She won the Guardian Award for Children''s Fiction for The Peppermint Pig. Nina died in 2012, aged 87. Also available in A Puffin Book: GOODNIGHT MISTER TOM and BACK HOME by Michelle Magorian CHARLOTTE''S WEB, STUART LITTLE and THE TRUMPET OF THE SWAN by E. B. White THE BORROWERS by Mary Norton STIG OF THE DUMP by Clive King ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY by Mildred D. Taylor A DOG SO SMALL by Philippa Pearce GOBBOLINO by Ursula Moray Williams CARRIE''S WAR by Nina Bawden MRS FRISBY AND THE RATS OF NIMH by Richard C O''Brien A WRINKLE IN TIME by Madeleine L''Engle THE CAY by Theodore Taylor TARKA THE OTTER by Henry Williamson WATERSHIP DOWN by Richard Adams SMITH by Leon Garfield THE NEVERENDING STORY by Michael Ende ANNIE by Thomas Meehan THE FAMILY FROM ONE END STREET by Eve Garnett
|Great Ideas The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln : INR510 ISBN: 9780141043906|
The Address was delivered at the dedication of the Soldiers'' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, 1863, during the American Civil War, four and a half months after the Union armies defeated those of the Confederacy at the decisive Battle of Gettysburg. In just over two minutes, Lincoln invoked the principles of human equality espoused by the Declaration of Independence and redefined the Civil War as a struggle not merely for the Union, but as a new birth of freedom that would bring true equality to all of its citizens, and that would also create a unified nation in which states'' rights were no longer dominant. 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.
|Penguin Pocket Classics The Woman In White by Wilkie Collins : INR561 ISBN: 9780141191911|
''In one moment, every drop of blood in my body was brought to a stop...'' Gentle art teacher Walter Hartright has fallen in love with his student, Laura. But she is marrying the wicked Sir Percival, who wants to destroy her reputation and steal her fortune. In the face of his powerful friends, only Laura''s resourceful sister Marian and faithful Walter can save her from his wicked machinations and the terrors of the insane asylum. But who is the mysterious woman in white who haunts the moonlit roads and hidden graveyards? And will her secret save Laura - or destroy them all?
|Modern Classics The Letters Of Nancy Mitford And Evelyn Waugh by Nancy Mitford : INR1532 ISBN: 9780141193922|
Nancy Mitford and Evelyn Waugh were two of the twentieth century''s most amusing and gifted writers, who matched wits and traded literary advice in more than five hundred letters over twenty-two years. Dissecting their friends, criticizing each other''s books and concealing their true feelings beneath a barrage of hilarious and knowing repartee, they found it far easier to conduct a friendship on paper than in person. This correspondence provides a colourful glimpse into the literary and social circles of London and Paris, during the Second World War and for twenty years after.
|Doctor Who by Bbc Bbc : INR995 ISBN: 9780141348940|
Eleven Doctors! Eleven months! Eleven authors! Eleven stories! A year longcelebration for the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who! This print edition is theculmination of a year-long series of ebooks to celebrate fifty years of DoctorWho. Eleven Doctors, eleven stories, eleven unique interpretations of theDoctor, his terrifying alien enemie,s and his time-travellingadventures.
|The New Small Person by Lauren Child : INR890 ISBN: 9780141384917|
This brand new picture book from the hugely talented Lauren Child, about the arrival of a new sibling will undoubtedly strike a chord with children and parents alike. Told with Lauren Child''s trademark wit, humour and style, this much-anticipated new picture book won''t disappoint.
|Room Of One's Own,a by Virginia Woolf : INR510 ISBN: 9780241961902|
Virginia Woolf was born in London, the daughter of the prominent literary critic Leslie Stephen. She never received a formal university education; her early education was obtained at home through her parents and governesses. After death of her father in 1904, her family moved to Bloomsbury, where they formed the nucleus of the Bloomsbury Group, a circle of philosophers, writers and artists. As a writer, Woolf was a great experimenter. She scorned the traditional narrative form and turned to expressionism as a means of telling her story. Mrs. Dalloway (1925) and To The Lighthouse (1927), her two generally acknowledged masterpieces, are stream-of-consciousness novels in which most of the action and conflict occur beneath a surface of social decorum. Mrs. Dalloway, set in London shortly after the end of World War I, takes place on a summer's day of no particular significance, except that intense emotion, insanity, and death intrude.To the Lighthouse's long first and third sections, each of which concerns one day 10 years apart, of the same family's summer holidays, are separated and connected by a lyrical short section during which the war occurs, several members of the family die, and decay and corruption run rampant. Orlando (1928) is the chronological life story of a person who begins as an Elizabethan gentleman and ends as a lady of the twentieth century; Woolf's friend, Victoria Sackville-West, served as the principal model for the multiple personalities. (The book was made into a movie in 1993.) Flush (1933) is a dog's soliloquy that, by indirection, recounts the love story of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning and their elopement and life in Florence. Her last short novel, Between the Acts (1941), was left without her final revision, but it is, nonetheless, a major representation of a society on the verge of collapse. Having had periods of depression throughout her life and fearing a final mental breakdown from which she might not recover, Woolf drowned herself in 1941. Her husband published part of her farewell letter to deny that she had taken her life because she could not face the terrible times of war. Leonard Woolf also edited A Writer's Diary (1953), which provides valuable insights into his wife's private thoughts and literary development. Equally informative are his own autobiographies, particularly Beginning Again and Downhill All the Way (1967), and The Letters of Virginia Woolf and Lytton Strachey . Virginia Woolf's Granite and Rainbow contains 27 essays on the art of fiction and biography. There are many sidelights on Woolf in the writings, letters, and biographies of other members of her Bloomsbury circle, such as Roger Fry, John Maynard Keynes (see Vol. 3), and Lytton Strachey (see Vol. 3). Also casting much light on her life, thought, and creative processes are The Common Reader (1925), The Second Common Reader (1933), A Room of One's Own (1929), Three Guineas (1938), The Captain's Death Bed and Other Essays, The Death of the Moth and Other Essays (1942), and various collections of her autobiographical writings, diaries, and letters. In addition, in recent years there has been a veritable industry of writers dealing with Woolf and her work.
|Flower Fairies Of The Autumn by Cicely Mary Barker : INR557 ISBN: 9780723291992|
This new edition of Cicely Mary Barker''s classic Flower Fairy title features a beautiful and catwalk-inspired cover. Intricate and reminiscent of lace, the new cover pays homage to the delicate beauty of Cicely''s original illustrations. The book includes all the original classic poems and illustrations of the Flower Fairies of the Summer Cicely Mary Barker''s Flower Fairies have been ethereal companions to girls and women around the world ever since the publication of Cicely''s first book in 1923. The magical illustrations have inspired generations of children to search for fairies at the bottom of their gardens. There is something delightfully charming about the delicate, childlike fairies of Cicely''s imagination. Once seen, they are never forgotten. Cicely Mary Barker was born in Croydon, South London in 1895 and died in 1973. She found international acclaim as an artist with her delightful Flower Fairies books the first of which, Flower Fairies of the Spring, was printed in 1923.
|Third Grade Is Terrible by Barbara Baker : INR431 ISBN: 9780141301037|
In this prequel to The William Problem, Liza''s stuck with Mrs. Rumford--the most strict teacher in school. Liza wonders how she''ll survive the year, until she meets the new girl, Bridget. Can the two of them tough it out together?
|To Be A Slave by Julius Lester : INR470 ISBN: 9780141310015|
A Newbery Honor BookWhat was it like to be a slave? Listen to the words and learn about the lives of countless slaves and ex-slaves, telling about their forced journey from Africa to the United States, their work in the fields and houses of their owners, and their passion for freedom. You will never look at life the same way again.The dehumanizing aspects of slavery are made abundantly clear, but a testament to the human spirit of those who endured or survived this experience is exalted.—Children''s Literature
|Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson : INR518 ISBN: 9780141321004|
Following the demise of bloodthirsty buccaneer Captain Flint, young Jim Hawkins finds himself with the key to a fortune. For he has discovered a map that will lead him to the fabled Treasure Island. But a host of villains, wild beasts and deadly savages stand between him and the stash of gold. Not to mention the most infamous pirate ever to sail the high seas . . . With a wonderfully funny introduction by award-winning author Eoin Colfer, Treasure Island is one of the twenty brilliant classic stories being reissued in Puffin Classics in March 2015.
|King Arthur And His Knights Of The Round Table by Roger Lancelyn Green : INR446 ISBN: 9780141321011|
They''re Puffin Classics for a reason, it''s because they''re the best.Step up to the Round Table and join the knights of the Realm!King Arthur is one of the greatest legends of all time. From the magical moment when Arthur releases the sword in the stone to the quest for the Holy Grail and the final tragedy of the Last Battle, Roger Lancelyn Green brings the enchanting world of King Arthur stunningly to life. One of the greatest legends of all time, with an inspiring introduction by David Almond, award-winning author of Clay, Skellig, Kit''s Wilderness and The Fire-Eaters.
|Black Beauty by Anna Sewell : INR431 ISBN: 9780141321035|
Black Beauty is a handsome, sweet-tempered colt with a strong spirit. As a young colt he is free to gallop in the fresh green meadows with his beloved mother, Duchess, and their kind master. But when his owners are forced to sell him, Black Beauty goes from a life of comfort and kindness to one of hard labour and cruelty. Bravely he works as hard as he can, suffering at the hands of men who treat animals badly. But Black Beauty has an unbreakable spirit and will, and is determined to survive . . . With a wonderful introduction by award-winning author Meg Rosoff, Black Beauty is one of the twenty best-loved classic stories being launched in the newly branded Puffin Classics series in March 2015.
|Pet Show! by Ezra Jack Keats : INR518 ISBN: 9780142300008|
How can you enter a pet show when your pet runs away? That''s the question Archie faces when he can''t find his cat to enter in the neighborhood pet show. Fortunately, he does some fast thinking to win a prize in this beloved classic from award-winning author-illustrator Ezra Jack Keats.
|This Is The House That Jack Built by Simms Taback : INR470 ISBN: 9780142402009|
What happened in the house that Jack built? It all started with the cheese that lay in the house that Jack built. And then came the rat that ate the cheese and the cat who killed the rat. Caldecott Medal?winning author and illustrator Simms Taback brings his distinctive humor and creativity to the beloved story of Jack and the house that he built.
|Stick by Steve Breen : INR470 ISBN: 9780142413036|
From the pulitzer prize winning illustrator and the author of Violet the Pilot, this is the story of Stick, a frog about to have a BIG adventure.Stick is a frog who likes to do things on his own—with no help from Mom. But one day he gets carried away . . . literally. His tongue accidentally sticks to a dragonfly, and off he''s pulled across the swamp and into the big city of New Orleans, causing havoc along the way. When he finds himself stranded at the seashore, will he finally be ready to ask for help?A fun, filled-with-thrills romp.--School Library Journal
|The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman : INR624 ISBN: 9780142419045|
Elizabeth has just started working as a page at the New York Circulating Material Repository - a lending library of objects, contemporary and historical, common and obscure. And secret, too - for in the repository''s basement lies the Grimm Collection, a room of magical items straight from the Grimm Brother''s fairy tales. But the magic mirrors and seven-league boots and other items are starting to disappear. And before she knows it, she and her fellow pages - handsome Marc, perfect Anjali, and brooding Aaron - are suddenly caught up in an exciting, and dangerous, magical adventure.
|Lola And The Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins : INR482 ISBN: 9780142422014|
Lola Nolan is a budding costume designer, and for her, the more outrageous, sparkly, and fun the outfit, the better. And everything is pretty perfect in her life (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the negihborhood. When Cricket, a gifted inventor, steps out from his twin sister''s shadow and back into Lola''s life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.
|My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick : INR556 ISBN: 9780142426043|
A gorgeous debut about family, friendship, first romance, and how to be true to one person you love without betraying anotherThe Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, numerous, messy, affectionate. And every day from her balcony perch, seventeen-year-old Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them . . . until one summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs her terrace and changes everything. As the two fall fiercely in love, Jase''s family makes Samantha one of their own. Then in an instant, the bottom drops out of her world and she is suddenly faced with an impossible decision. Which perfect family will save her? Or is it time she saved herself?A dreamy summer read, full of characters who stay with you long after the story is over.A summer romance with depth. —The Boston Sunday GlobeFitzpatrick''s excellent first novel movingly captures the intensity of first love. —Publishers Weekly, starred reviewAn almost perfect summer romance. —Kirkus ReviewsOn par with authors such as Sarah Dessen and Deb Caletti. —SLJ
|Anne Of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery : INR609 ISBN: 9780147514004|
The cherished favorite featuring everyone''s favorite red-headed orphan, now in a deluxe hardcover edition with beautiful cover illustrations by Anna Bond, the artist behind world-renowned stationery brand Rifle Paper Co.The classic Anne of Green Gables; inspiration for the Netflix original series Anne With an EAnne, an eleven-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely, middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm and proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her.
|Heidi by Johanna Spyri : INR859 ISBN: 9780147514028|
The classic story of a little orphan girl in the Swiss Alps, with beautiful cover illustrations by Anna Bond, the artist behind world-renowned stationery brand Rifle Paper Co.At the age of five, little orphan Heidi is sent to live with her grandfather in the Alps. Everyone in the village is afraid of him, but Heidi is fascinated by his long beard and bushy grey eyebrows. She loves her life in the mountains, playing in the sunshine and growing up amongst the goats and birds. But one terrible day, Heidi is collected by her aunt and is made to live with a new family in town. Heidi can''t bear to be away from her grandfather; can she find a way back up the mountain, where she belongs?
|John Green Box Set by John Green : INR1840 ISBN: 9780147515001|
Discover #1 New York Times bestselling author John Green from the beginning with four critically acclaimed, award-winning modern classics, including Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, and The Fault in Our Stars, now a major motion picture.This complete collection includes paperback editions of John Green’s award-winning books in a stunning case. The perfect introduction to John Green or addition to any fan’s collection.
|If I Stay Collection by Gayle Forman : INR938 ISBN: 9780147515025|
Gayle Forman''s New York Times bestsellers If I Stay and Where She Went are now available in a boxed set!In an instant, Mia’s whole world is shattered. Now her life is only questions. What will happen if she leaves? If she loves? If she stays? The inspiration for a major motion picture, Gayle Forman’s romantic duet of novels tells a tale filled with tragedy, love, and ultimately, hope.Included in this Collection: If I Stay, Where She Went“Beautifully written.”—Entertainment Weekly
|Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen : INR556 ISBN: 9780147516039|
A new blockbuster from #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah Dessen now available in paperback!Sydney''s handsome, charismatic older brother, Peyton, has always dominated the family, demanding and receiving the lion''s share of their parents'' attention. And when Peyton''s involvement in a drunk driving episode sends him to jail, Sydney feels increasingly rootless and invisible, worried that her parents are unconcerned about the real victim: the boy Peyton hit and seriously injured. Meanwhile, Sydney becomes friends with the Chathams, a warm, close-knit, eccentric family, and their friendship helps her understand that she is not responsible for Peyton''s mistakes. Once again, the hugely popular Sarah Dessen tells an engrossing story of a girl discovering friendship, love, and herself.This summer I''m looking forward to reading Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen.--John GreenThe name Sarah Dessen has become synonymous with Young Adult contemporary fiction.--Entertainment WeeklySarah Dessen is the winner of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for her contributions to YA literature, as well as the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. Books by Sarah Dessen:That SummerSomeone Like YouKeeping the MoonDreamlandThis LullabyThe Truth About Forever Just ListenLock and KeyAlong for the RideWhat Happened to GoodbyeThe Moon and MoreSaint AnythingOnce and for All
|Yeh-shen by Ai-ling Louie : INR850 ISBN: 9780399209000|
...A worthwhile addition to picture book collections. -- Booklist.Executed with chromatic splendor--a unique combination of brillinace and restraint. -- The Horn BookEvery library will be enriched by it. -- School Library Journal
|The Sword In The Stone by T. H. White : INR1289 ISBN: 9780399225024|
Learn. That is the only thing that never fails.--Merlyn the WizardBefore there was a famous king named Arthur, there was a curious boy named Wart and a kind old wizard named Merlyn. Transformed by Merlyn into the forms of his fantasy, Wart learns the value of history from a snake, of education from a badger, and of courage from a hawk--the lessons that help turn a boy into a man. Together, Wart and Merlyn take the reader through this timeless story of childhood and adventure--The Sword in the Stone. T.H. White''s classic tale of the young Arthur''s questioning and discovery of his life is unparalleled for its wit and wisdom, and for its colorful characters, from the wise Merlyn to the heroic Robin Wood to the warmhearted King Pellinore.Golden Kite Honor artist Dennis Nolan has loved The Sword in the Stone since childhood, and he imbues White''s tale with magic and mystery in his glowing illustrations. Readers who know Arthur or are meeting him for the first time will delight in this beautiful rendering of one of the greatest stories of all time.
|Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann : INR408 ISBN: 9780399230035|
A must-have board book for all babies.Good night, Gorilla.Good night, Elephant. It''s bedtime at the zoo, and all the animals are going to sleep. Or are they? Who''s that short, furry guy with the key in his hand and the mischievous grin?Good night, Giraffe.Good night, Hyena. Sneak along behind the zookeeper''s back, and see who gets the last laugh in this riotous good-night romp.
|You Are A Lion! by Taeeun Yoo : INR878 ISBN: 9780399256028|
With simple instructions and bright, clear illustrations, award-winning artist Taeeun Yoo invites children to enjoy yoga by assuming playful animal poses. And she sparks their imagination further by encouraging them to pretend to be the animal - to flutter like a butterfly, hiss like a snake, roar like a lion and more. Yoga is great for kids because it promotes flexibility and focus - and it''s relaxing good fun! The charming pictures of children and animals and the lyrical text make this gentle introduction to yoga a book to be treasured.
|The Wizard Of Oz by L. Frank Baum : INR545 ISBN: 9780425289044|
Color your bookshelf with Puffin+Pantone! A collection of classic novels paired with their perfect color match. Introducing a bold, bright new take on your favorite books. A collection that celebrates color and literature at once! Follow the yellow brick road with Dorothy and her friends as they travel to the Emerald City!Dorothy thinks she is lost forever when a terrifying tornado crashes through Kansas and whisks her and her dog, Toto, far away to the magical land of Oz. To get home Dorothy must follow the yellow brick road to Emerald City and find the wonderfully mysterious Wizard of Oz. Together with her companions the Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion whom she meets on the way, Dorothy embarks on a strange and enchanting adventure.
|Who Was Leonardo Da Vinci? by Roberta Edwards : INR388 ISBN: 9780448443010|
Leonardo da Vinci was a gifted painter, talented musician, and dedicated scientist and inventor, designing flying machines, submarines, and even helicopters. Yet he had a hard time finishing things, a problem anyone can relate to. Only thirteen paintings are known to be his; as for the illustrated encyclopedia he intended to create, all that he left were thousands of disorganized notebook pages. Here is an accessible portrait of a fascinating man who lived at a fascinating time—Italy during the Renaissance.
|Dove Alight by Karen Bao : INR888 ISBN: 9780451469038|
The action-packed finale of this explosive sci-fi series for fans of Ender’s Game and Star Wars. Shy, introverted Phaet Theta has gone from being a top student to an interplanetary fugitive to the reluctant but fierce leader of a revolution. With the Earthbound on their side, she and her friends finally have a chance at toppling the evil leaders who’ve held the Moon captive for decades. But as the death tolls rise, the cost of the war weighs heavily on Phaet, even as she’s forced to lead her siblings and Wes, the love of her life, into terrible danger. Phaet started this war because she lost someone she loved. Will she have to lose another to end it?
|The Crayons' Book Of Colors by Drew Daywalt : INR581 ISBN: 9780451534040|
The crayons are back and brighter than ever in this board book of colors from the creators of the #1 New York Times Best Sellers, The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home.It''s Duncan''s birthday, and all the crayons want to make him a card! With their fun and quirky illustrations of firetrucks, dragons, and (dare we say?) wheat, these creative crayons each have something different to contribute. When they come together, they can make something truly spectacular to celebrate Duncan''s birthday!From the creative minds behind the The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home, comes a fun board book introducing young readers to colors.
|Small Spaces by Katherine Arden : INR1113 ISBN: 9780525515029|
Bestselling adult author of The Bear and the Nightingale makes her middle grade debut with a creepy, spellbinding ghost story destined to become a classicAfter suffering a tragic loss, eleven-year-old Ollie only finds solace in books. So when she happens upon a crazed woman at the river threatening to throw a book into the water, Ollie doesn''t think--she just acts, stealing the book and running away. As she begins to read the slender volume, Ollie discovers a chilling story about a girl named Beth, the two brothers who both loved her, and a peculiar deal made with the smiling man, a sinister specter who grants your most tightly held wish, but only for the ultimate price. Ollie is captivated by the tale until her school trip the next day to Smoke Hollow, a local farm with a haunting history all its own. There she stumbles upon the graves of the very people she''s been reading about. Could it be the story about the smiling man is true? Ollie doesn''t have too long to think about the answer to that. On the way home, the school bus breaks down, sending their teacher back to the farm for help. But the strange bus driver has some advice for the kids left behind in his care: Best get moving. At nightfall they''ll come for the rest of you. Nightfall is, indeed, fast descending when Ollie''s previously broken digital wristwatch, a keepsake reminder of better times, begins a startling countdown and delivers a terrifying message: RUN. Only Ollie and two of her classmates heed the bus driver''s warning. As the trio head out into the woods--bordered by a field of scarecrows that seem to be watching them--the bus driver has just one final piece of advice for Ollie and her friends: Avoid large places. Keep to small. And with that, a deliciously creepy and hair-raising adventure begins.
|The Night Of Las Posadas by Tomie Depaola : INR470 ISBN: 9780698119017|
Tomie dePaola''s glorious paintings are as luminous as the farolitos that light up on the Plaza in Santa Fe for the procession of Las Posadas, the tradition in which Mary and Joseph go from door to door seeking shelter at the inn on Christmas Eve.This year Sister Angie, who is always in charge of the clebration, has to stay home with the flu, and Lupe and Roberto, who are to play Mary and Joseph, get caught in a snowstorm. But a man and a woman no one knows arrive in time to take their place in the procession and then mysteriously disappear at the end before they can be thanked.That night we witness a Christian miracle, for when Sister Angie goes to the cathedral and kneels before the statue of Mary and Jospeh, wet footprints from the snow lead up to the statue.
|Beatrix Potter The Complete Tales by Beatrix Potter : INR2141 ISBN: 9780723258049|
This complete and unabridged collection contains all 23 of Beatrix Potter''s Tales in one deluxe volume with all their original illustrations. The stories are arranged in the order in which they were first published so they may be read in their proper sequence. A special section at the end of this volume contains four additional works by Beatrix Potter that were not published during her lifetime. Beautifully reissued with a newly designed slipcase and jacket—a truly stunning gift.
|Getting Away With Murder by Chris Crowe : INR1002 ISBN: 9780803728042|
Revised and updated with new information, this Jane Adams award winner is an in-depth examination of the Emmett Till murder case, a catalyst of the Civil Rights Movement. The kidnapping and violent murder of fourteen-year-old Emmett Till in 1955 was and is a uniquely American tragedy. Till, a black teenager from Chicago, was visiting family in a small town in Mississippi, when he allegedly whistled at a white woman. Three days later, his brutally beaten body was found floating in the Tallahatchie River. In clear, vivid detail Chris Crowe investigates the before-and-aftermath of Till''s murder, as well as the dramatic trial and speedy acquittal of his white murderers, situating both in the context of the nascent Civil Rights Movement. Newly reissued with a new chapter of additional material--including recently uncovered details about Till''s accuser''s testimony--this book grants eye-opening insight to the legacy of Emmett Till.
|Blue Sky White Stars by Sarvinder Naberhaus : INR850 ISBN: 9780803737006|
An inspiring and patriotic tribute to the beauty of the American flag, a symbol of America’s history, landscape, and people, illustrated by New York Times bestselling and Caldecott-honor winning artist Kadir Nelson Wonderfully spare, deceptively simple verses pair with richly evocative paintings to celebrate the iconic imagery of our nation, beginning with the American flag. Each spread, sumptuously illustrated by award-winning artist Kadir Nelson, depicts a stirring tableau, from the view of the Statue of Library at Ellis Island to civil rights marchers shoulder to shoulder, to a spacecraft at Cape Canaveral blasting off. This book is an ode to America then and now, from sea to shining sea.
|This Book Loves You by Pewdiepie : INR1008 ISBN: 9781101999042|
The Instant #1 New York Times BestsellerFrom the mind of PewDiePie, the #1 YouTuber in the world with 40 million fans and more than 10 billion views, comes This Book Loves You, a collection of beautifully illustrated inspirational thoughts and sayings. In This Book Loves You, PewDiePie delivers advice and wisdom that everyone can use. If all else fails, remember: Don’t be yourself. Be a pizza. Everyone loves pizza.
|Bodyguard by Chris Bradford : INR508 ISBN: 9781524737016|
A new action-packed adventure series for young fans of Alex Rider and Jason Bourne--with the first four books publishing simultaneously. Binge read for summer!Martial arts expert Connor Reeves isn''t your typical bodyguard--in fact, he looks like a regular kid. He blends in with the crowd. That''s why he''s so good at his job.For his new assignment Connor''s been posted to a luxury yacht. His mission: to protect the twin daughters of an Australian media-mogul. It''s a watertight operation, more a vacation than a dangerous duty--until the unthinkable happens. Far out at sea, heavily-armed pirates hired by enemies of the twins'' father launch a high-powered attack against the yacht in an act fueled by greed and a desire for vengeance. It''s up to Connor to push back the pirates and stop them from reaping destruction. Combining pulse-pounding action, diabolical enemies, and an insider''s knowledge of the tricks of the trade, the BODYGUARD series is the perfect target for fans of Alex Rider, James Bond, 24, and Jason Bourne. Praise for BODYGUARD“Breathtaking action . . . as real as it gets.”—Eoin Colfer, author of the bestselling Artemis Fowl seriesThe training sequences are detailed and realistic, and Connor is relatable and likable. Featuring intense action sequences and strong friendships, this series starter will appeal to reluctant readers and fans of the ''Alex Rider'' books.—School Library Journal on Recruit
|Tomorrow I'll Be Brave by Jessica Hische : INR1161 ISBN: 9781524787011|
Journey through the beautifully hand-lettered messages by award-winning illustrator Jessica Hische. This uplifting and positive book - now a New York Times best seller - encourages kids to promise that tomorrow, they will try new things, do their best, and be brave.Tomorrow I''ll be all the things I tried to be today:Adventurous, Strong, Smart, Curious, Creative, Confident, & Brave.And if I wasn''t one of them, I know that it''s OK.Journey through a world filled with positive and beautifully hand-lettered words of widsom, inspiration, and motivation. As this book reminds readers, tomorrow is another day, full of endless opportunities--all you have to do is decide to make the day yours.Jessica Hische, one of the great designers and typographers, now shows herself equally adept at creating gorgeous and immersive images for young readers. This is a joyous burst of color.--Dave Eggers, author of Her Right Foot
|An Ember In The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir : INR773 ISBN: 9781595148049|
BOOK ONE IN THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIESInstant New York Times bestsellerFrom #1 New York Times bestselling author Sabaa TahirAmazon''s Best Young Adult Book of 2015People''s Choice Award winner - Favorite FantasyBustle''s Best Young Adult Book of 2015 “This novel is a harrowing, haunting reminder of what it means to be human — and how hope might be kindled in the midst of oppression and fear.” — The Washington Post “An Ember in the Ashes could launch Sabaa Tahir into JK Rowling territory…It has the addictive quality of The Hunger Games combined with the fantasy of Harry Potter and the brutality of Game of Thrones.”—Public Radio International An Ember in the Ashes glows, burns, and smolders—as beautiful and radiant as it is searing.—Huffington Post “A worthy novel – and one as brave as its characters.” —The New York Times Book Review Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free. Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear. It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do. But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy. There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined—and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.
|The Devil's Arithmetic (puffin Modern Classics) by Jane Yolen : INR470 ISBN: 9780142401095|
30th Anniversary edition with a new introduction from the author Hannah is tired of holiday gatherings−all her family ever talks about is the past. In fact, it seems to her that''s what they do every Jewish holiday. But this year''s Passover Seder will be different−Hannah will be mysteriously transported into the past . . . and only she knows the unspeakable horrors that await.Winner of the National Jewish Book AwardA triumphantly moving book. --Kirkus Reviews, starred review
|Millions Of Cats (gift Edition) by Wanda Gag : INR541 ISBN: 9780142407080|
Once upon a time there was an old man and an old woman who were very lonely. They decided to get a cat, but when the old man went out searching, he found not one cat, but millions and billions and trillions of cats! Unable to decide which one would be the best pet, he brought them all home. How the old couple came to have just one cat to call their own is a classic tale that has been loved for generations. Winner of a Newbery Honor, this collector''s edition—featuring a heavy interior stock, spot gloss and embossing on the cover, and a thread-sewn binding—will bring this beloved tale to a whole new generation of readers.
|Judy Blume's Fudge Box Set by Judy Blume : INR2206 ISBN: 9780142409060|
The complete set of Fudge books from #1 New York Times bestselling author Judy Blume!Fans young and old will laugh out loud at the irrepressible wit of Peter Hatcher, the hilarious antics of mischievous Fudge, and the unbreakable confidence of know-it-all Sheila Tubman in Judy Blume’s five Fudge books. The set includes Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great, Superfudge, Fudge-a-Mania, and Double Fudge. This collection will please lifelong fans and entice a whole new generation of Blume readers.
|The Dear One by Jacqueline Woodson : INR508 ISBN: 9780142417058|
An intriguing look at teen pregnancy from a three-time Newbery Honor winning authorJacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People’s LiteratureFeni is furious when she finds out that her mother has agreed to take a fifteen-year-old pregnant girl into their home until her baby is born. What kind of girl would let herself get into so much trouble? How can Feni live under the same roof as someone like that? Her worst fears are confirmed when Rebecca arrives: she is mean, bossy, and uneducated. Feni decided she will have nothing to do with her. But it’s hard not to be curious about a girl so close to her own age who seems so different…
|Legend by Marie Lu : INR728 ISBN: 9780142422076|
Legend doesn''t merely survive the hype, it deserves it.From the New York Times bestselling author of The Young Elites What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic''s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic''s highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country''s most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem. From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June''s brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family''s survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias''s death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets. Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills.
|How I Discovered Poetry by Marilyn Nelson : INR545 ISBN: 9780147510051|
A powerful and thought-provoking Civil Rights era memoir from one of America’s most celebrated poets. Looking back on her childhood in the 1950s, Newbery Honor winner and National Book Award finalist Marilyn Nelson tells the story of her development as an artist and young woman through fifty eye-opening poems. Readers are given an intimate portrait of her growing self-awareness and artistic inspiration along with a larger view of the world around her: racial tensions, the Cold War era, and the first stirrings of the feminist movement. A first-person account of African-American history, this is a book to study, discuss, and treasure.
|Slasher Girls & Monster Boys by April Genevieve Tucholke : INR727 ISBN: 9780147514080|
For fans of Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, American Horror Story and The Walking Dead comes a powerhouse anthology featuring some of the best thriller and horror writers in YAStefan Bachmann, Leigh Bardugo, Kendare Blake, A. G. Howard, Jay Kristoff, Marie Lu, Jonathan Maberry, Danielle Paige, Carrie Ryan, Megan Shepherd, Nova Ren Suma, McCormick Templeman, April Genevieve Tucholke, Cat WintersA host of the sharpest young adult authors come together in this collection of terrifying tales and psychological thrillers. Each author draws from a mix of literature, film, television, and music to create something new and fresh and unsettling. Clever readers will love teasing out the references and can satisfy their curiosity at the end of each tale, where the inspiration is revealed. There are no superficial scares here; these are stories that will make you think even as they keep you on the edge of your seat. From blood horror, to the supernatural, to unsettling, all-too-possible realism, this collection has something for anyone looking for an absolute thrill.
|Little Poems For Tiny Ears by Lin Oliver : INR812 ISBN: 9780399166051|
The dynamic, best-selling team of Lin Oliver and Tomie dePaola have created a charming collection of baby poems that makes the perfect gift for baby showers and first birthdays.For babies and toddlers, each moment is full of wonder and discovery. This delightful collection of original poems celebrates the everyday things that enthrall little ones, such as playing peekaboo, banging pots and pans, splashing at bath time, and cuddling at bedtime. Full of contagious rhythm and rhyme, this inviting picture book introduces young children to the sound of poetry, and beloved illustrator Tomie dePaola’s engaging children are the perfect match for Lin Oliver’s lighthearted poems. Together they’ve created a book to be treasured that captures the magic and fun of being new in the world.
|Eric Carle's Dragons, Dragons by Eric Carle : INR1040 ISBN: 9780399221057|
Fiery dragons, playful centaurs, the mysterious garusa, the web-footed bunyip--these and other mythological creatures abound in Eric Carle''s Dragons Dragons. In this companion volume to Eric Carle''s Animals Animals, he celebrates mythology and legends from around the world, and breathes life into the creatures that inhabit them. Illustrating poetry from such authors as Anne McCaffrey, X. J. Kennedy, Myra Cohn Livingston, and John Gardner, Eric Carle invites readers of all ages to enter the fabulous world of Dragons Dragons & other creatures that never were.
|The Mitten by Jan Brett : INR482 ISBN: 9780399231094|
The bestselling modern classic, in a sturdy board book edition perfect for little hands.When Nicki drops his white mitten in the snow, he goes on without realizing that it is missing.One by one, woodland animals find it and crawl in; first, a curious mole, then a rabbit, a badger and others, each one larger than the last. Finally, a big brown bear is followed in by a tiny brown mouse and what happens next makes for a wonderfully funny climax.As the story of the animals in the mitten unfolds, the reader can see Nicki in the borders of each page, walking through the woods unaware of what is going on.In her distinctive style, Jan Brett brings the animals to life with warmth and humor, and her illustrations are full of visual delights and details faithful to the Ukrainian tradition from which the story comes.Grandmother knits snow-white mittens that Nikki takes on an adventure. Readers will enjoy the charm and humor in the portrayal of the animals as they make room for each newcomer in the mitten and sprawl in the snow after the big sneeze. -The Horn Book
|The Very Hungry Caterpillar Board Book And Plush by Eric Carle : INR1133 ISBN: 9780399242052|
One of the best-selling children''s books of all time, The Very Hungry Caterpillar has been delighting young readers for over thirty years. Now packaged as a board book with a new plush doll, this classic book will continue to introduce new generations of children to the magical world of Eric Carle.
|Fast Break by Mike Lupica : INR850 ISBN: 9780399256066|
From the #1 bestselling author of Heat, Travel Team and Million-Dollar Throw comes a feel-good basketball tale reminiscent of The Blind Side. Forced to live on his own after his mom dies and her boyfriend abandons him, 12-year-old Jayson does whatever it takes to get by. He will do anything to avoid the foster care system. Besides, his real home has always been the beat-up basketball court behind the projects in the North Carolina hills, and his family has always been his friends and teammates. He manages to get away with his deception until the day he gets caught stealing a new pair of basketball sneakers. Game over. Within a day a social worker places him with a family from the other side of town, the Lawtons. New home, new school, new teammates.Jayson, at first, is combatative, testing the Lawtons'' patience at every turn. He wants out, yet the Lawtons refuse to take the bait. But not everyone in Jayson''s new life is so ready to trust him--and even Jayson''s old friends give him a hard time now that he''s attending a school full of rich kids. It''s on Jayson to believe that he deserves a better life than the one he once had. The ultimate prize if he can? A trip to play in the state finals at Cameron Indoor Stadium–home to the Duke Blue Devils and launching pad to his dream of playing bigtime college ball. Getting there will be a journey that reaches far beyond the basketball court.In the tradition of uplifting stories like The Blind Side, Fast Break has all the family-friendly sports action Mike Lupica has become known and loved for.Praise for Fast BreakEager fans will find this a slam-dunk. A must-purchase.–BooklistLupica''s announcer-like delivery will have you breathless, on the edge of your seat, cheering.–Florida Times-UnionFast Break is the perfect middle-grade read for fans of basketball. With so much attention to detail in each game, readers are practically with the characters on the court. Lupica has done it again.–VOYA
|Edie Is Ever So Helpful by Sophy Henn : INR1112 ISBN: 9780399548062|
Edie is a funny, well-intentioned force of nature who leaves a trail of damage wherever she goes. Olivia meets Fancy Nancy.Edie is EVER so helpful. In fact, helping is one of the things she''s best at! Some might even say she''s too good. Whether it''s helping her family wake up bright and early with an extremely loud song, brightening up the walls of her house with lots and lots of colorful paint, or styling grandpa''s hair in the latest fashion . . . while he''s fast asleep, sometimes Edie needs to be reminded not to be quite so helpful. Perfect for fans of Olivia, Fancy Nancy and Eloise -- a joyful celebration of good intentions gone wrong.Praise for Edie Is Ever So Helpful:A charming, funny selection that''s sure to be embraced. --Kirkus ReviewsSure to be a big hit, this delightful story will be enjoyed one-on-one while also making an excellent read-aloud in storytime. --School Library Journal
|The Last Kids On Earth And The Cosmic Beyond by Max Brallier : INR921 ISBN: 9780425292082|
Soon to be a Netfflix Original series! The New York Times and USA Today bestselling series, with over two million copies in print!Terrifyingly fun! Delivers big thrills and even bigger laughs.--Jeff Kinney, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Diary of a Wimpy KidIt''s the first winter after the Monster Apocalypse. For Jack and his buddies, that means sled catapults, epic snowball battles, and one monstrous Christmas celebration. But their winter wonderland turns dark when a villainess begins hunting them. And this villainess is different—she’s a human. When the villainess steals Jack''s prized monster-slaying tool, the Louisville Slicer, he vows to get it back. But it won’t be easy. Jack and his friends soon discover that the Louisville Slicer is the key to a dark plan that threatens the entire world—and beyond...
|Hardy Boys 08 by Franklin W. Dixon : INR509 ISBN: 9780448089089|
With two mysteries to solve, Frank and Joe must climb aboard their iceboat the Sea Gull to reach Cabin Island, where a belligerent stranger orders them off. Sabotage to the boat, danger to themselves, and a ghostly prowler do not daunt the Hardy boys in their search for Johnny Jefferson and for clues to stolen antique medals. How the teenage investigators outwit a ruthless foe and succeed in solving both mysteries makes for mounting suspense in this brisk-paced adventure.
|Nancy Drew Mystery Stories Books 1-4 by Carolyn Keene : INR1508 ISBN: 9780448490052|
A special treat for Nancy Drew fans, and any reader who is new to the series. This stunning box set features the reissued editions of books 1-4, all with gorgeous covers that hark back to the era in which the series was first published. This beautiful and deluxe set is a must-have for all collectors and is also the perfect gift for hooking new readers on the girl sleuth.
|The Last Kids On Earth by Max Brallier : INR2432 ISBN: 9780451481085|
A collection of the first three books in this New York Times bestselling series.Hang out with Jack Sullivan and his friends as they navigate life after the Monster Apocalypse--living in a tricked-out tree house, avoiding zombies, battling evil world-destroying monsters, and generally treating life like it''s the best video game ever! This boxed set includes the first three books from the New York Times bestselling The Last Kids on Earth series: The Last Kids on Earth, The Last Kids on Earth and the Zombie Parade, and The Last Kids on Earth and the Nightmare King. Full of black-and-white illustrations, cool inventions, and every sort of monster, The Last Kids on Earth Collection is the perfect gift for the kid who doesn''t want the action (or the laughs) to stop!Terrifyingly fun! Max Brallier''s The Last Kids on Earth delivers big thrills and even bigger laughs.--Jeff Kinney, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Diary of a Wimpy Kid
|Hansel And Gretel by Rika Lesser : INR483 ISBN: 9780698114074|
Artfully understated retelling and magnificent paintings result in an unsurpassable presentation of the ancient fairytale. This is a triumph of children''s literature, for all ages. --Publisher''s WeeklyA Caldecott Medal Honor Book
|I Love My Pet! Mad Libs Junior by Molly Reisner : INR412 ISBN: 9781524785086|
A Mad Libs Junior with stories about pet cats, dogs, parakeets, lizards...you name it!Mad Libs Junior is back and better than ever! The fun and interactive format is a take on traditional Mad Libs, and is perfect for beginning readers who might not know the parts of speech as well as their older brothers and sisters. Kids are sure to gobble up the 21 stories inside this book, all about one of the most perenially popular topics: the family pet!
|Nicola Berry And The Petrifying Problem With Princess Petronella #1 by Liane Moriarty : INR508 ISBN: 9781524788087|
The first in a three-book outer space adventure series for young readers from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies!Nicola Berry''s life is turned upside down the day a man from another planet comes to Earth on a strange mission. He''s looking for somebody to travel back to his home planet and convince their stuck-up princess not to turn Earth into her planet''s giant garbage dump. When Nicola is chosen as the Earthling Ambassador, she''s not sure that she''s up to the task. Can Nicola and her friends save the planet in time? Or will the nasty Princess Petronella cover Earth in a galactic ton of garbage?
|Nicola Berry And The Shocking Trouble On The Planet Of Shobble #2 by Liane Moriarty : INR508 ISBN: 9781524788094|
The second in a three-book outer space adventure series for young readers from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies!Nicola Berry and her friends have barely caught their breath from their last trip to space when they are called on another intergalactic adventure! This time, they''re on their way to Shobble, a beautiful snowy rainbow planet where nothing bad ever happens--or so they say. It turns out there is trouble brewing beneath this glittery exterior, and Nicola is put in a tough position. Should she risk defying the planet''s dangerous commander-in-chief to help the people of Shobble? Leading the Space Brigade is no easy task!
|Good Night, Good Knight by Shelley Moore Thomas : INR242 ISBN: 9780142302019|
The Good Knight is on his watch when he hears a sound. Roar! Is it a dragon? A great big dragon? He searches the woods and finds a surprise. Three very little dragons are almost ready for bed. But who will read to them, tuck them in, and kiss them good night? Is this a job for the Good Knight? Young readers, like the young dragons, will quickly fall under the Good Knight''s spell.Stories of valiant knights slaying fearsome dragons are going to fall sadly flat after one reading of this bewitching tale. (Kirkus Reviews, pointer review)
|Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore : INR607 ISBN: 9780142426012|
Enter the Graceling Realm and let it work its magic in this unforgettable novel from New York Times bestselling author Kristin Cashore.When Queen Bitterblue took the throne of Monsea, she was a child, and her advisers ran the kngdom for her. Now she is beginning to question their decisions, especially how they handle the legacy of her father Leck, who who ruled through his Grace—a special talent for mind-altering—and his taste for darkness and violence. Bitterblue needs to know Monsea’s past to lead it into the future, so she begins exploring the city sreets at night, disguised and alone. As she does, she meets two thieves, who hold a key to the truth of Leck''s reign. And one of them, with a Grace that he hasn''t yet identified, holds a key to her heart.Bitterblue is a gateway to the Graceling Realm that braids together magic, memory, and romance.Look for Kristin Cashore''s highly-anticipated standalone novel, Jane, Unlimited!Some authors can tell a good story; some can write well. Cashore is one of the rare novelists who do both. Thrillingly imagined and beautifully executed, Bitterblue stands as a splendid contribution in a long literarly tradition. —The New York Times Book Review on Bitterblue* Brilliantly detailed and brimming with vibrant and dynamic characters. —SLJ, starred review of Bitterblue“There are some books that stick with you for years, and Kristen Cashore’s Fire is one of them. Thoughtful, steamy and completely original, Fire is YA fantasy at its absolute best.”—Sabaa Tahir, author of New York Times bestselling Ember in the Ashes on FireA New York Times bestsellerALA Best Fiction for Young AdultsA Publishers Weekly Best Book of the YearA Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the YearA BCCB Blue Ribbon Title
|Hello School! by Priscilla Burris : INR1109 ISBN: 9780399172021|
Cozy illustrations make this the perfect introduction to the joy of school.A diverse class of excited youngsters are about to start school and experience all its wonders! Small moments like discovering one''s own cubby space and big moments like a first nature walk are all brought to life with inviting artwork. This is a great book to help familiarize children with all the activities they can expect at school, from circle time to snack time to goodbye time, all the while sharing the experiences with lots of great new friends.
|Eric Carle's Very Little Library by Eric Carle : INR1967 ISBN: 9780399242045|
Perfect for holiday gift-giving, here are three board book classics from the creator of The Very Hungy Caterpillar!Children all over the world have grown up with Eric Carle and his very books. Now, for the first time, three of these classic board books are together in their own little library! Packaged in a beautiful slipcase, the timeless The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Very Lonely Firefly, and The Very Busy Spider make a collection essential for every new baby, and every child beginning the road to reading.
|Oliver's Tree by Kit Chase : INR872 ISBN: 9780399257001|
Meet three adorable best friends from debut author/illustrator talent with a huge Etsy following Oliver, Charlie, and Lulu love to play outside together. Their favorite game is hide-and-seek, but it’s not fun for Oliver when his friends hide in the trees—he can’t reach them! So the friends set off to find a tree that Oliver can play in.But there’s a reason we don’t see elephants in trees, and just when Oliver is ready to give up the search, Charlie and Lulu surprise him with the perfect tree for them all to play in together!