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History Current Affairs & Economics Science, Philosophy & Psychology Natural History & Gardening Art & Architecture Language & Literature Poetry Biography Gift & Humour Food & Drink Edibles 3 for 2 Paperbacks of 2011 Fiction Classics & Collections 3 for 2 on Children’s Christmas Classics Picture Books Julia Donaldson - Children’s Laureate Children’s Paperbacks of 2011 9-12 Young Adult Children’s Reference & Novelty


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HISTORY

A History of England in 100 Places

Leningrad

Atrocitology

The West End Front

Anna Reid

Matthew White

Matthew Sweet

John Julius Norwich

Leningrad is a gripping narrative history interwoven with personal stories - immediate accounts of daily siege life drawn from diarists and memoirists on both sides.

If we study history to avoid the mistakes of the past, then there can be no more important place to start than this eye-opening and entertaining book.

An account of the extraordinary events that unfolded under the reinforced ceilings of London’s grand hotels

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Our nation’s story told through 100 of its most important sites - from Stonehenge to the Gherkin ISBN: 9781848546066 Hardback

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A Force to be Reckoned With Jane Robinson

Founded in 1915, not by worthy ladies in tweeds but by the feistiest women in the country, including suffragettes, changing women’s lives and their world in the process. ISBN: 9781844086597 Hardback

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A Short History of England Simon Jenkins

From the Battle of Catterick to the premiership of Tony Blair, this title weaves together a narrative with various important and interesting dates ISBN: 9781846684616 Hardback

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Soldiers

The Gentry

Richard Holmes

Adam Nicolson

From battlefield to barrackroom, this book is stuffed to the brim with anecdotes and stories of soldiers from the army of Charles II, through Empire and two World Wars to modern times. ISBN: 9780007225699 Hardback

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A History of Ancient Britain

Foundation (v. 1)

The Diamond Queen

Peter Ackroyd

Andrew Marr

Prize-winning author Adam Nicolson tells the story he was born to write -- the real story of England. In this vivid, lively book, history has never been more readable.

Neil Oliver

The first volume in a new six-part history of England from acclaimed author Peter Ackroyd ISBN: 9780230706392 Hardback

Marr turns his attention to the monarch and to the monarchy, chronicling the Queen’s pivotal role at the centre of the state.

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Continues Neil’s landmark exploration of how our land and its people came to be, which began with ‘A History of Scotland’ ISBN: 9780297863328 Hardback

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HISTORY

Spies and Commissars

Empire

Winter King

The Elizabethans

Matilda

Robert Service

Jeremy Paxman

Thomas Penn

A.N. Wilson

Tracy Borman

From an award-winning historian, a break-out book in the tradition of Agent Zig Zag

Empire offers an analysis that goes to the heart of empire. It deals with the tragedy and comedy of Empire and reveals its profound effect on our nation and ourselves. RRP: £25.00

ISBN: 9781846142024 Hardback

Apart from the complex character of the Virgin Queen herself, this title lets us follow the story of Francis Drake and political intriguers like William Cecil and Francis Walsingham, so important to a monarch who often made a key strategy out of her indecisiveness.

Matilda, wife of William the Conqueror, was the first woman to be crowned Queen of England and formally recognised as such by her subjects.

ISBN: 9780670919574 Hardback

Recreates an England which is both familiar and very strange - a country that seems medieval yet modern, in which honour and chivalry mingle with espionage, realpolitik, high finance and corruption.

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All Hell Let Loose Sir Max Hastings

The Swerve Stephen Greenblatt

Greenblatt tells the story of how one manuscript, plucked from a thousand years of neglect, changed the course of human thought and made possible the world as we know it. ISBN: 9780224078788 Hardback

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Of the People, by the People

Mary Boleyn

Roger Osborne

Mary Boleyn is remembered by posterity as a ‘great and infamous whore’; this title reveals the facts about this one of the most misunderstood figures of the Tudor age.

E.H. Gombrich

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From Athens to Rhaetia, Jamestown to Delhi, and Putney to Pretoria, this book shows how democratic systems are always a reflection of culture and history of their birthplaces, and come about through seizing fleeting opportunities ISBN: 9780224078559 Hardback

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Alison Weir

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A Little History of the World Offers an account of human history. This book features illustrations that range from paintings to line drawings, emblems, motifs, and symbols. RRP: £25.00

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Made in Britain: The Men and Women Who Shaped the Modern World

A magisterial history of the greatest and most terrible event in history, from one of the finest historians of the Second World War.

Adrian Sykes

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From the end of the last Ice Age to the death of Churchill, this title narrates the history and achievements of these islands, their inhabitants and their origins, through the stories of some 3000+ men and women who have shaped not just our history but the modern world

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urrent affairs c & economics

Masters of Nothing

Grand Pursuit

Boomerang

Price of Civilization

The 9/11 Wars

Matthew Hancock, Nadhim Zahaw

Sylvia Nasar

Michael Lewis

Jeffrey Sachs

Jason Burke

Sylvia Nasar takes us on a journey through the epic story of the making of modern economics, and how it rescued mankind from squalor and deprivation by placing its material fate in its own hands, rather than in Fate.

Lewis presents a tragicomic romp across Europe as he gets to grips with how the financial crisis impacted on the rest of the world.

The world economy remains in a precarious state after the global recession - where quick fixes were implemented instead of sustainable solutions to systemic problems. this title reveals why we must - and how we can - change our entire economic culture in the time of crisis.

Whether reporting on the riots in France or the killing of Bin Laden, suicide bombers in Iraq or British troops fighting in Helmand, this title tells the story of a world that changed forever when the hijacked planes flew out of the brilliant blue sky above Manhattan on September 11th 2001

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The solution to the status quo of financial boom and bust by two noted political economists. ISBN: 9781849541435 Paperback

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Dark Market Misha Glenny

Explores the three fundamental threats facing us in the 21st century: cyber crime, cyber warfare and cyber industrial espionage. ISBN: 9781847921260 Hardback

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Here Comes Trouble Michael Moore

Breaking the autobiographical mould, the author presents 20 far-ranging, irreverent vignettes from his own life. He is his own meta-Forrest Gump, as one moment he’s an 11-year old boy stuck on a Senate elevator with Bobby Kennedy, and the next moment he’s inside the Bitburg cemetery with a dazed and confused Ronald Reagan. ISBN: 9780713997019 Hardback

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The Conservatives - a History

Chavs

City of London

A Walk-on Part

Owen Jones

David Kynaston

Chris Mullin

Robin Harris

Compelling investigation into the myth and reality of working-class life in contemporary Britain.

Taking us from the railway boom of the 1830s to the ‘Golden Age’, when the legendary gold standard reigned supreme. It also includes the stories of four individuals who shaped the City in different ways. ISBN: 9780701186531 Hardback

Part of a trilogy that covers the rise and fall of New Labour from start to finish. It begins on the night John Smith died in May 1994, and continues until the moment of Mullin’s assumption into government in July 1999

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Tells the history of the Conservative party by analysing the interconnected themes and issues which have dominated Conservative politics over the years. ISBN: 9780593065112 Hardback

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science, philosophy & psychology

Arguably Christopher Hitchens

This volume of essays spans Hitchens’ whole career and encompasses his writing on politics, literature and religion ISBN: 9780857892553 Hardback

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A Little History of Philosophy

The Things That Nobody Knows

Reactions

The Infinity Puzzle

Peter Atkins

Frank Close

Nigel Warburton

William Hartston

This book introduces the great thinkers in Western philosophy and explores their most compelling ideas about the world and how best to live in it. ISBN: 9780300152081 Hardback

A fascinating and unputdownable exploration of the limits of human knowledge of our planet, its history and culture, and the universe beyond.

Through an innovative combination of image and text, Peter Atkins explains the processes involved in chemical reactions.

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The inside story of forty years of research, breakthrough, and endeavour. Peter Higgs, Gerard ‘t Hooft and James Bjorken, the three scientists whose work led to the world’s largest experiment, the CERN Large Hadron Collider

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The Better Angels of Our Nature Steven Pinker

Feynman

The Quantum Universe

Jim Ottaviani

Brian Cox, Jeff Forshaw

A stunning new biography of Feynman in graphic format.

The bizarre behaviour of the atoms and energy that make up the universe has led to some very woolly pronouncements on the nature of all interconnectedness. This title reveals the profound theories that allow for concrete, yet astonishing, predictions about the world.

ISBN: 9781596432598 Hardback

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Knocking on Heaven’s Door

The Physics Book

The Magic of Reality

Clifford A. Pickover

Richard Dawkins

Lisa Randall

An illustrated chronology of physics, containing 250 entries. It explores such topics as dark energy, parallel universes, the Doppler effect, the God particle and Maxwell’s demon

In stunning words and pictures this book presents the real story of the world around us, showing that it has an awe-inspiring beauty and thrilling magic which far exceed those of the ancient myths.

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This title offers an overview of the developments and a rousing defence of the role of science in our lives. ISBN: 9781847920690 Hardback

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Reveals how, contrary to popular belief, humankind has become progressively less violent, over millenia and decades. ISBN: 9781846140938 Hardback

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atural history n & gardening

Frozen Planet Alastair Fothergill, Vanessa Berlowitz

A portrait of our polar regions. From the Great Melt in Spring to the 24-hour summer, the beginning of the Big Freeze and long dark winter, it follows the dramatic landscapes and the emotional life stories of the animals that live there.

Wild Hares and Hummingbirds

Birdwatching With Your Eyes Closed

Atlantic

Stephen Moss

Simon Barnes

As the year unfolds, Stephen Moss creates an intimate account of the natural history of his parish.

The definitive biography of the world’s most important body of water -- the Atlantic.

ISBN: 9780224086721 Hardback

Learning birdsong is not just a way to become a better bird-spotter. It is tuning in: a way of hearing the soundtrack of the planet earth...

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Simon Winchester

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Earth in 100 Groundbreaking Discoveries Douglas Palmer

Uncovered here are the 100 groundbreaking discoveries that reveal why Earth is the one lucky blue planet in our Solar System that can support life and how this has come about in its myriad forms. ISBN: 9780857385017 Paperback

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Survivors Richard Fortey

An awe-inspiring journey through the eons of time and across the globe, in search of visible traces of evolution in living creatures which have survived from earliest times and whose stories speak to us of seminal events in the history of life. ISBN: 9780007209866 Hardback

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Metamorphosis

RHS Complete Gardener’s Manual

The Ten-Minute Gardener’s FlowerGrowing Diary

The Ten-Minute Gardener’s Fruit-Growing Diary

The Ten-Minute Gardener’s VegetableGrowing Diary

Val Bourne

Val Bourne

Val Bourne

Outlines the key task for each month that the time pressed gardenershould do to ensure success.

Full of tried-and-tested tips from a seasoned old hand.

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Pithy, practical and purposeful - for anyone who loves their plot but is forced to garden in snatched moments.

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A one-stop guide to creating and caring for your garden that covers various aspects of gardening from choosing the right tools for the job and improving soil to planning a productive kitchen garden

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Frank Ryan

Ryan brings to life the work of pioneering naturalists who have traced metamorphosis in myriad species, from amphibians to marine creatures, to rewrite some of our longest-held beliefs about evolution.

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art & architecture

Great Works Tom Lubbock

The best of Tom Lubbock, one of Britain’s most intelligent, outspoken and revelatory art critics, is collected here for the first time ISBN: 9780711232839 Hardback

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio 21 (Portfolio 21) Rosamund Kidman Cox

Presenting the year’s very best wildlife images, Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio 21 is the latest memorable collection of photographs from this highly successful series. ISBN: 9780565092986 Hardback

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Christ to Coke

Girl in a Green Gown

M. C. Escher Pop-Ups

Martin Kemp

Carola Hicks

Courtney Watson McCarthy

The first book to look at all the main types of visual icon, taking eleven megafamous examples, from Christ to the Coke bottle, to see how they arose and how they continue to function.

Using her forensic skills as an art historian, the author set out to decode the mystery of the “Arnolfini” portrait.

This outsized, lavish book’s pop-up format adds even more intrigue, bringing Escher’s dazzling, baffling designs to life.

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A Bigger Message Martin Gayford

Nikolaus Pevsner

Chanel

Susie Harries

Lisa Chaney

The definitive biography, based on exclusive access to diaries and personal papers, as well as the archive of Pevsner’s landmark series, The Buildings of England.

Unearthing an astonishing life, this biography shows how the influential designer of her century became synonymous with a rebellious and progressive style.

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My Even More Wonderful World of Fashion

The Good, the Bad and the Multiplex

Nina Chakrabarti

In this book, he takes us into the belly of the beast to ask: ‘What’s wrong with modern movies?’ How can 3-D be the future of cinema when it’s been giving audiences a headache for over a hundred years?

With hundreds more drawings to complete and colour in, garments to design and textile patterns to invent, it takes your imagination even further into the creation of exciting new styles. ISBN: 9781856697606 Paperback

Mark Kermode

How to Read Churches Denis R. McNamara, Henry Tilney

This handy, easy-to-carry book will provide the reader with a strictly visual approach to reading the architecture of the church.

Through a record of a decade of private conversations with art critic Martin Gayford, David Hockney reveals via reflection, anecdote, passion and humour the fruits of his lifelong meditations. ISBN: 9780500238875 Hardback

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l anguage & literature

From Elvish to Klingon Michael Adams

This fascinating book takes invented languages and explores the origins, purpose, and usage of these curious artefacts of culture. ISBN: 9780192807090 Hardback

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Is That a Fish in Your Ear?

Planet Word

David Bellos

From feral children to fairy-tale princesses, secret codes, invented languages - even a language that was eaten - this title offers the information you need to know about how language evolves.

We all use translation to cope with the diversity of languages. This title ranges across the whole of human experience, from foreign films to philosophy, to show why translation is at the heart of what we do and who we are. ISBN: 9781846144646 Hardback

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J. P. Davidson, Stephen Fry

ISBN: 9780718157746 Hardback

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The Story of English in One Hundred Words

Whatever it is, I Don’t Like it

David Crystal

Howard Jacobson

In this history of the world’s ubiquitous language, this title draws on words that illustrate the huge variety of sources, influences and events that have helped to shape our vernacular since the first definitively English word was written down in the fifth century

A collection of 2010 Man Booker winner Howard Jacobson’s most acclaimed journalism ISBN: 9781408810309 Hardback

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Charles Dickens Claire Tomalin

Claire Tomalin, paints an unforgettable portrait of Dickens, capturing brilliantly the complex character of this great genius. ISBN: 9780670917679 Hardback

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Becoming Dickens

In Other Worlds

Lives of the Novelists

Virginia Woolf

Books: A Living History

Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

Margaret Atwood

John Sutherland

Alexandra Harris

Martyn Lyons

This provocative biography tells the story of how an ambitious young Londoner became England’s greatest novelist. Focused on the 1830s, through twists and turns, the author traces a double transformation: in reinventing himself Dickens reinvented the form of the novel.

Margaret Atwood’s account of her relationship with the literary form we have come to know as ‘science fiction’.

Provides the lives of some 294 novelists writing in English, from the genre’s seventeenth-century origins to the present day.

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Following the chronology of Woolf’s life, this title considers each of the novels in context, gives due prominence to her dazzlingly inventive essays, traces the contentious course of her afterlife, and shows why Virginia Woolf continues to haunt and inspire us.

This title charts the evolution and influence of books around the world, from the cuneiform tablets of ancient Sumer through the development of movable type and the emergence of the modern information revolution.

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poetry

Memorial

William Blake

Robert Burns

Lord Byron

John Clare

Alice Oswald

William Blake, James Fenton

Robert Burns, Don Paterson

Lord Byron, Paul Muldoon

John Clare, Paul Farley

“The Iliad” is an oral poem. This title presents the poem as an attempt - in the aftermath of the Trojan War - to remember people’s names and lives without the use of writing.

James Fenton selects and introduces the work of Blake

Don Paterson selects and introduces the work of Burns

Paul Muldoon selects and introduces the work of Byron

Paul Farley selects and introduces the work of Clare

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The Bees Carol Ann Duffy

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

John Keats

Percy Bysshe Shelley

William Wordsworth

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, James Fenton

John Keats, Andrew Motion

Percy Bysshe Shelley, Fiona Sampson

William Wordsworth, Seamus Heaney

ISBN: 9780571275533 Hardback

Fiona Sampson selects and introduces the work of Shelley.

Seamus Heaney selects and introduces the work of Wordsworth.

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Consists of nearly two thousand letters, which chronicle various aspects of Larkin’s life

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James Fenton selects and introduces the work of Coleridge ISBN: 9780571274284 Hardback

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Andrew Motion selects and introduces the work of Keats

Philip Larkin: Letters to Monica Philip Larkin

The new collection from the Poet Laureate, her first since Rapture ISBN: 9780330442442 Hardback

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biography

Instead of a Book

All Made Up

Blue Nights

Diana Athill

Janice Galloway

Joan Didion

Thirty years of wit, wisdom, gossip and intimacy from Diana Athill, one of the nation’s bestselling and best-loved authors, in the first collection of her letters ever to be published.

One of our greatest contemporary authors writes about sex, school and adolescence in small-town Scotland in the seventies.

From one of our most powerful writers, a work of stunning frankness about losing a daughter.

ISBN: 9781847084125 Hardback

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The Genius in My Basement

The Life of Lee

Alexander Masters

the grumpy, poignant, comical story about the frailty of brilliance, Britain’s most uncooperative egghead, and a happy man.

Takes us on a darkly humorous journey through his childhood spent running wild on a Bristol housing estate and his unconventional school days.

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Lee Evans

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The Hare With Amber Eyes Edmund De Waal

This is the definitive illustrated edition of the international bestseller with gorgeous new photography of the celebrated netsuke collection. ISBN: 9780701187163 Hardback

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Why be Happy When You Could be Normal?

A Daughter’s Tale

Steve Jobs

Tolstoy

Johnson’s Life of London

Mary Soames

Walter Isaacson

Rosamund Bartlett

Boris Johnson

Jeanette Winterson

Mary Soames is the only surviving child of Winston and Clementine Churchill. She enjoyed an idyllic childhood played out in her very own Garden of Eden - Chartwell. This title tells her story.

The definitive portrait of the greatest innovator of his generation, drawn from three years of exclusive and unprecedented interviews

This biography of this brilliant, maddening and contrary man draws on key Russian sources.

ISBN: 9781408703748 Hardback

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This sparkling new history of London, told through a relay-race of great Londoners shows in one, personality-packed book that the ingenuity, diversity, creativity and enterprise of London are second to none.

The story of how the painful past Winterson thought she had written over and repainted returned to haunt her later life, and sent her on a journey into madness and out again

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gift & humour

The Gloomster

Simon’s Cat 3

Unnovations

Axel Scheffler

Simon Tofield

Charlie Brooker

Inspired by Ludwig Bechstein’s C19th poem, Axel Scheffler has created a set of delightfully dark depictions of misanthropic misery. Julia Donaldson, has penned a wry, witty new translation of the original German

A brilliant new addition to the Simon’s Cat series ISBN: 9780857860781 Hardback

Offers a comic spoof of the consumer-product catalogues.

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ISBN: 9780571275243 Paperback

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The Household Tips of the Great Writers

The Lost Diaries

Mark Crick

Like Mrs Beeton, but with metaphors! A bumper omnibus edition of Mark Crick’s three sparklingly funny books of literary pastiche.

The Lost Diaries is a wideranging anthology of the world’s greatest diarists, each of them channelled onto paper through the considerable psychic force that is Craig Brown.

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Craig Brown

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The Booklovers Book of Jokes, Quips and Quotes Le Bumper Book of Franglais

Whitstable Mum in Custard Shortage

The Gentleman’s Instant Genius Guide

The 10 Best Games in the World

Where’s the Meerkat?

Tom Cutler

Angels Navarro

While global conflicts rage, the local paper looks closer to home to the events that really matter. This book collects these triumphs of British journalism - from surreal billboard headlines to the full text of the classic articles.

This book proves that following the path to becoming disgustingly rich, stylish, intelligent, thin, happy, classy, and a legend in the bedroom need take no longer than it does to cut your toenails!

What games did the Vikings enjoy? Or the Kiowa Indians of North America? How about the Aztecs? This title introduces families to ten of the worlds most popular pastimes.

A family of meerkats are making a round-the-world trip, visiting some of the world’s most famous and popular places and your task is to spot them in the crowd.

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Miles Kington, Ian Hislop

These 101 comic masterpieces provide a timeless survey of the British character in all its eccentricity in the ultimate invented language - Franglais. ISBN: 9781906964740 Paperback

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Paul Moran

David Wilkerson

Spans centuries to provide a book full of bookish humor, pithy sayings, one-liners and the just plain silly. ISBN: 9780712358422 Hardback

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food & drink

Heston Blumenthal at Home

River Cottage Veg Every Day!

Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book

Leon: Baking & Puddings (Book 3)

The Good Table

Heston Blumenthal

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Hugh Johnson

Claire Ptak, Henry Dimbleby

The book that redefines home cookery for the twenty-first century. ISBN: 9781408804407 Hardback

Hearty, seasonal cooking with veg - to tie in with the accompanying Channel 4 series.

RRP: £30.00

ISBN: 9781408812129 Hardback

The original and best, Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book 2012 successfully distills the world of wine into a handy, eloquent gem of a package.

Takes us on a journey to home food heaven. By cooking and shopping with care and attention to detail you’ll learn how to use accessible ingredients in exciting new ways.

ISBN: 9781845336325 Hardback

The third cookbook from the healthy fast-food restaurant chain Leon, and contains hundreds of recipes for everyone from the novice cook to the baking aficionado.

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ISBN: 9781840915792 Hardback

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Valentine Warner

ISBN: 9781845335403 Hardback

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Made in Sicily Giorgio Locatelli

In the follow-up to his acclaimed Made in Italy, Britain’s favourite Italian chef embarks on a gastronomic tour of Sicily, a beautiful, sun-drenched isle with a rich and unique culture. ISBN: 9780007433698 Hardback

RRP: £30.00

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Jamie’s Great Britain

The Good Cook

Booze for Free

Let’s Preserve It

Short and Sweet

Jamie Oliver

Simon Hopkinson

Andy Hamilton

Beryl Wood

Dan Lepard

Over the years, British food culture has embraced flavours and influences from all the people who came and made Great Britain their home. This title includes recipes some of which are classics, and some the author’s versions of the classics.

Tells how the ingredients you choose and the way you cook them will turn a good recipe into a great dish, and that a cheap cut of meat cooked with care can taste as nice as a choice cut prepared by indifferent hands.

A no-nonsense, easy-tofollow guide that will enable the beginner and inspire the expert with over 100 recipes.

First published in 1970, Wood’s classic is the ultimate preserving bible. In this small encyclopedia, Wood distils the immense knowledge of earlier generations into a jarful of simple, foolproof recipes

The ultimate baking compendium from Dan Lepard, the country’s foremost baking guru.

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edibles 3 for 2

Cake

Ice Cream

Potato

Whiskey

Soup

Explores the origin of modern cake and its development from sweet bread to architectural flight of fancy, together with the meanings, legends and rituals attached to cake throughout the world.

Weiss takes us on a vibrant trip through the history of ice cream from ancient China to modern-day Tokyo in order to tell the lively story of how this delicious indulgence became a global sensation.

Potato tells the captivating tale of a seemingly lowly vegetable that has changed - and continues to change the world. ISBN: 9781861897992 Hardback

An informative, concise narration of the story of whiskey, from obscure medieval origins to the globally-traded product that we know today.

RRP: £9.99

ISBN: 9781861897800 Hardback

A concise, tasty history of the oldest dish in the world. Soup features many images of and recipes for classic and unusual soups, taken from seven hundred years of global culinary history.

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Tea Dates

Sandwich

Apple

Bread

Caviar

Dates is an informative and enjoyable account of the date and the date palm, following its journey from ancient Mesopotamia to the places where it is cultivated today. ISBN: 9781861897961 Hardback

The first book-length history of a seemingly humble food. Bee Wilson unravels the mystery of how the Fourth Earl of Sandwich could have ‘invented’ this most elementary way of eating.

RRP: £9.99

ISBN: 9781861897718 Hardback

From the Garden of Eden and Homer’s Odyssey to Johnny Appleseed, Wilhelm Tell and Apple Computer, this title helps readers learn how apples became a universal source of sustenance, health and symbolism from ancient times to the present day.

A story of greed, indulgence, enterprise and hope, this book starts by looking back to its heyday in Tsarist Russia, America and Europe in the Roaring Twenties, before telling the story of production, trade and consumption today.

ISBN: 9781861898487 Hardback

This title begins with the probable invention of bread in the Fertile Crescent approximately 20,000 years ago and ends by speculating on the ways in which cultural forces and advances in biotechnology may influence the development of bread in the 21st century.

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ISBN: 9781861898548 Hardback

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Tea: A Global History is a well-illustrated, concise exploration of the rich and fascinating history of tea. ISBN: 9781861897763 Hardback

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fiction

Ragnarok

Death of Kings

The Marriage Plot

Conqueror

All That I am

A. S. Byatt

Bernard Cornwell

Jeffrey Eugenides

Conn Iggulden

Anna Funder

Sitting in Canongate’s Myth series, Byatt retells the endgame of Norse mythology that inspired Wagner’s Ring Cycle.

The master of historical fiction presents the iconic story of King Alfred and the making of a nation.

The Pulitzer Prize winning author returns with anovel about the glories and vicissitudes of young love.

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Iggulden takes on the story of the mighty Kublai Khan, an epic tale of a great and heroic mind; his actionpacked rule; and how in conquering one-fifth of the world’s inhabited land, he changed the course of history forever.

From the author of Staziland comes an inspiring and tragic novel based on real events, All That I Am is a masterful and devastating novel of bravery and betrayal,

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ISBN: 9780007271146 Hardback

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ISBN: 9780670920396 Hardback

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The Sense of an Ending Julian Barnes

This year’s Man Booker Prize for Fiction, The Sense of an Ending is the story of one man coming to terms with the mutable past. ISBN: 9780224094153 Hardback

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How it All Began

The Invisible Ones

The Fear Index

The Prague Cemetery

Our Lady of Alice Bhatti

Penelope Lively

Stef Penney

Robert Harris

Umberto Eco

Mohammed Hanif

Lively shows us how one random event can cause marriages to fracture and heal themselves, opportunities to appear and disappear, lovers who might never have met to find each other and entire lives to become irrevocably changed.

Set in the 1980s in rural southern England, Stef Penney’s eagerly awaited second novel is a darkly compelling mystery about a gypsy family dogged by misfortune.

Set over one day comes another greater thriller from Harris as the world goes into economic freefall.

Nineteenth-century Europe, Eco takes his readers on an unforgettable journey through the underbelly of worldshattering events.

Filled with wit, colour and pathos, “Our Lady of Alice Bhatti” is a glorious story of second chances, thwarted ambitions and love in unlikely places.

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fiction

The Night Circus

The Lady of the Rivers

Erin Morgenstern

Philippa Gregory

In 1886 a mysterious travelling circus becomes an international sensation. Open only at night, constructed entirely in black and white, Le Cirque des Reves delights all who wander its circular paths and warm themselves at its bonfire.

Number 1 bestselling author Philippa Gregory continues her series, The Cousins’ War, with Jacquetta Woodville, mother of the White Queen ISBN: 9781847374592 Hardback

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ISBN: 9781846555237 Hardback

Death Comes to Pemberley

House of Silk

The Impossible Dead

Anthony Horowitz

Ian Rankin

P. D. James

The first official new Sherlock Holmes mystery, written by global bestseller Anthony Horowitz.

Malcolm Fox returns in the stunning second novel in Ian Rankin’s new series...

ISBN: 9781409133827 Hardback

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Inspired by a lifelong passion for the work of Jane Austen, PD James masterfully recreates the world of Pride and Prejudice, and combines it with the excitement and suspense of a brilliantlycrafted crime story.

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1Q84 (Books 1 and 2) Haruki Murakami

Snuff

Stranger’s Child, The

The Cat’s Table

On Canaan’s Side

1Q84 (Book 3)

Terry Pratchett

Alan Hollinghurst

Michael Ondaatje

Sebastian Barry

Haruki Murakami

Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch is on holiday in the pleasant and innocent countryside, but not for him a mere body in the wardrobe.

Alan Hollinghurst’s first novel since The Line of Beauty, winner of the 2004 Man Booker Prize

A vivid, poignant and thrilling book, full of Ondaatje’s trademark set-pieces and breathtaking images: a story told with a child’s sense of wonder by a novelist at the very height of his powers.

Opens as Lilly Bere mourns the loss of her grandson, Bill. The story then goes back to the moment she was forced to flee Dublin, at the end of the First World War, and follows her life through into the new world of America, a world filled with both hope and danger.

The final chapter of Murakami’s magnum opus.

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Murakami’s surrealist tale of parallel worlds is one of the most hotly anticipated novels of the year. ISBN: 9781846554070 Hardback

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ISBN: 9780571226535 Hardback

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classics & collections

The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories

Once Upon a Doodle

Dr. Seuss

Introduces a fantasy world of doodles to complete and create, packed with familiar characters from well-known fairy tales and stories.

Young Asterix fans will have hours of fun searching for their favourite characters amidst a variety of fascinating and colourful scenes.

ISBN: 9781907151712 Paperback

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It’s the literary equivalent of buried treasure -- seven newly-discovered stories by Dr. Seuss! The first new Seuss stories to emerge since 1990! ISBN: 9780007438457 Hardback

Where’s Asterix? Rene Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

The Tales of Olga Da Polga

Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp

Michael Bond

Philip Pullman

Michael Bond’s guinea-pig has been charming readers for 40 years. Catherine Rayner illustrates this beautiful anniversary edition of The Tales of Olga da Polga.

Philip Pullman’s wry wit and award-winning talent brings much to this rich, dark and uplifting rendition of the classic tale Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp. With magic and mischief in equal measure, it will captivate readers of all ages.

ISBN: 9780192731937 Hardback

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Mr. Men and Little Miss Story Treasury Roger Hargreaves

A treasury of 10 magical fairy tales from the Mr Men and Little Miss Story Collection.

Great Stories from British History

Winnie the Witch

ISBN: 9781405258814 Hardback

RRP: £12.99

Geraldine McCaughrean

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101 magnificent stories from Britain’s history, updated with a brand new story for the new millennium.

A collection of six of Winnie and Wilbur’s crazy capers in one great gift volume.

ISBN: 9781444001426 Hardback

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Valerie Thomas

ISBN: 9780192755049 Hardback

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The Oxford Book of Children’s Poetry

The Very Busy Spider

Michael Harrison, Christopher Stuart-Clark

Including all the major children’s poets, and with a wonderful range of both classic and modern favourites, this is a book that will be treasured for a lifetime.

Alongside the visual excitement of Eric Carle’s vibrant collages of familiar animals is the tactile experience of feeling the spider’s web as it grows from a simple line into a complex and beautiful creation.

ISBN: 9780192762764 Hardback

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Eric Carle

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eric Carle

A newly hatched caterpillar eats his way through all kinds of food. ISBN: 9780140569322 Paperback

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3 for 2 on children’s christmas classics

Natalie the Christmas Stocking Fairy

Dear Santa

Mog’s Christmas

The Polar Express

Father Christmas

Rod Campbell

Judith Kerr

Chris Van Allsburg

Raymond Briggs

Daisy Meadows

A fabulously festive followup to the classic lift-the-flap book, Dear Zoo.

A wonderful Christmas story about everyone’s favourite family cat, complete with a gorgeous Mog print and stunning foiled cover for extra Christmas sparkle!

Late on Christmas Eve, after the town has gone to sleep, a boy boards a mysterious train that waits for him: the Polar Express bound for the North Pole. ISBN: 9781842709498 Paperback

Father Christmas awoke from his dream of summer in the sun, and there it was on the calendar, December 24th, Christmas Eve - the start of his longest night’s work of the year!

ISBN: 9780007347056 Paperback

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ISBN: 9780140501254 Paperback

Join Kirsty and Rachel as they help their newest fairy friend to save Christmas! ISBN: 9781408312797 Paperback

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The Snowman Raymond Briggs

Moomin and the Winter Snow Winter has come to Moominvalley which means that it’s time for Moomintroll’s best friend, Snufkin, to travel south. All the excitement of the falling snow does nothing to comfort Moomintroll, who is sad at his friend’s departure. ISBN: 9780141340593 Paperback

RRP: £6.99

Father Christmas Needs a Wee

Mrs Pepperpot’s Christmas

A Pirate’s Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas

Nicholas Allan

Alf Proysen

Philip Yates

Clement C. Moore

At each different house that he visits Father Christmas drinks and eats all the goodies left out for him. Before long he really needs a wee. So much so that he even forgets to leave the presents behind.

In this lovely Christmassy adventure, Mrs Pepperpot is looking forward to the Christmas Market, and plans to buy lovely presents, but Mr Pepperpot isn’t so keen…

The much-loved classic Christmas poem is brought beautifully to life in this gorgeous new picture book and CD set, sure to bring visions of sugarplums to everyone’s head.

ISBN: 9781862308251 Paperback

RRP: £5.99

On a ship of mischievous brigands, who have visions of treasure chests, not sugarplums, dancing in their heads, and you wouldn’t expect a visit from nice St Nick. Instead, here comes Sir Peggedy, with his peg leg and hook arm, cracking his whip and driving eight giant seahorses.

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ISBN: 9781849415279 Paperback

One winter’s night, a snowman comes to life and an unforgettable adventure begins. ISBN: 9780141340098 Paperback

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ISBN: 9780230750296 Paperback

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picture books

Iris and Isaac

Slightly Invisible

Catherine Rayner

Lauren Child

Rollo and Ruff and the Little Fluffy Bird

Miki and the Moon Blossom

Bumble-Ardy

Iris and Isaac are Not friends! Off they stomp, in a big huff, as far away from each other as possible. And as they stomp, they see funny, strange and wonderful things. If only they were together to share them ...

An absolutely new and completely original Charlie and Lola picture book in paperback, from the award-winning and bestselling author and illustrator, Lauren Child.

Mick Inkpen

Stephen Mackey

A new title with new characters full of charm and humour from the creator of Wibbly Pig and Kipper.

Miki has taken the picture book world by storm and this second book will not disappoint.

A brand-new picture book from the creator of WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE!

ISBN: 9780340950678 Paperback

RRP: £12.99

ISBN: 9781408307922 Paperback

ISBN: 9780340989593 Paperback

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Otto the Book Bear

Again!

The Highway Rat

Katie Cleminson

Emily Gravett

Julia Donaldson

Otto is a Book Bear and nothing makes him happier than when people read his book. But he also has a very special secret - when no one is looking he can come to life and explore the house

A stubborn little dragon with a favourite book -- and a fiery temper!

Life is not safe for the other animals, as the villainous Highway Rat gallops along the highway, stealing their food. Inspired by Alfred Noyes poem, The Highwayman.

RRP: £6.99

Maurice Sendak

ISBN: 9780007447381 Hardback

ISBN: 9781848950924 Paperback

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Stuck Oliver Jeffers

Delightful chaos ensues when a young boy gets his kite stuck up a tree in this laugh-outloud new picture book from award-winning, internationally best-selling author-illustrator Oliver Jeffers. ISBN: 9780007263868 Hardback

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The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse Eric Carle

Filled with some of the most magnificently colourful animals of Eric Carle’s career, this is a book that celebrates imagination and the artist within us all. ISBN: 9780141340012 Hardback

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Octonauts and the Great Penguin Race ‘Explore, Rescue and Protect’ ~ When there’s trouble under the sea, the Octonauts dive into action! ISBN: 9780857072382 Hardback

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ISBN: 9781780080031 Paperback

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julia donaldson children’s laureate

Stick Man

Room on the Broom

The Snail and the Whale

Tiddler

The Gruffalo’s Child

Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson

It’s dangerous being a Stick Man. A dog wants to play with him, a swan builds her nest with him. He even ends up on a fire! Will he ever get back to the family tree?

A witch and her cat fly over forests, rivers and mountains on their broomstick until a stormy wind blows away the witch’s hat, bow and wand.

The thrilling tale of a tiny snail and a great big greyblue humpback whale ... ISBN: 9780333982242 Paperback

Every day, Tiddler is late for school, and every day he has another tall tale for his teacher.

RRP: £6.99

ISBN: 9781407106212 Paperback

ISBN: 9780333903384 Paperback

One dark night the Gruffalo’s child disobeys her father’s warnings and ventures out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist, does he?

ISBN: 9781407108827 Paperback

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ISBN: 9781405020466 Paperback

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The Gruffalo Julia Donaldson

What The Ladybird Heard

Zog

The nation’s favourite bedtime story!

Julia Donaldson

ISBN: 9780333710937 Paperback

Tabby McTat is purr-fectly happy, singing along all day with Fred the busker. But when Fred gives chase to a thief, the two are separated. Will they ever find each other again?

Julia Donaldson

Zog is the keenest dragon in school. He’s also the most accident-prone, flying into trees and even setting his own wing on fire.

ISBN: 9781407109275 Paperback

RRP: £6.99

The Smartest Giant in Town

Monkey Puzzle

Tabby McTat

Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson

Can Butterfly help Little Monkey find his mum? Yes, but only after a lot of trial and error…

A warm tale about a friendly giant whose heart is better than his dress sense! ISBN: 9780333963968 Paperback

RRP: £6.99

ISBN: 9780333720011 Paperback

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When Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len hatch a plot to steal the fine prize cow, it’s the quietest animal of all who saves the day! ISBN: 9780230706507 Paperback

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ISBN: 9781407115597 Paperback

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children’s paperbacks of 2011

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children’s paperbacks of 2011

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9 - 12

Look into My Eyes Lauren Child

Break out of boredom with Ruby Redfort, the superawesome new creation from multi-million-copy bestseller Lauren Child! ISBN: 9780007334063 Hardback

RRP: £12.99

Blackwell’s Price: £10.99

Skulduggery Pleasant: Death Bringer

Gangsta Granny

The Sleeping Army

The Fear

David Walliams

Francesca Simon

Charlie Higson

Derek Landy

Another hilarious and moving novel from bestselling, critically acclaimed author David Walliams, the natural successor to Roald Dahl.

Freya is an ordinary girl living in modern Britain, but with a twist: people still worship the Viking gods.

DogNut and the rest of his crew want to find their lost friends, and set off on a deadly mission from the Tower of London to Buckingham Palace and beyond, as the sickos lie in wait.

The sixth instalment in the historic, hysterical and horrific Skulduggery Pleasant series. Think you’ve seen anything yet? You haven’t. Because the Death Bringer is about to rise! ISBN: 9780007326020 Hardback

ISBN: 9780007371440 Hardback

RRP: £12.99

ISBN: 9781846682780 Hardback

RRP: £9.99

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ISBN: 9780141384665 Hardback

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever Jeff Kinney

This is the sixth book about the comic adventures of Greg Heffley and family. It is part of the funniest books you’ll ever read. ISBN: 9780141341880 Hardback

RRP: £12.99

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The Son of Neptune Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson, son of Poseidon, God of the Sea, has woken from a very deep sleep and come face to face with two snakehaired ladies who refuse to die. But they’re the least of his problems…

The Adventures of the New Cut Gang

Sapphire Battersea

Greyhound of a Girl

Wonderstruck

Jacqueline Wilson

Roddy Doyle

Brian Selznick

Philip Pullman

Hetty Feather is a Foundling Hospital girl and was given her name when she was left there as a baby by her mother. But she always longed to be called Sapphire, after her sapphire-blue eyes.

12 year old Mary’s beloved grandmother is near the end of her life. Letting go is hard - until Granny’s long-dead mammy appears at Mary’s door, returning to help her dying daughter say goodbye.

Ben’s story takes place in 1977. Rose’s story takes place in 1927. Ever since his mother died, Ben feels lost. At home with her father, Rose feels alone. When Ben finds a mysterious clue hidden in his mother’s room, and when a tempting opportunity presents itself to Rose, both children risk everything to find what’s missing.

ISBN: 9780141335711 Hardback

Fake coins are turning up all over Lambeth and the finger of suspicion is pointing at Thunderbolt’s dad - could he really be the forger? The crime-busting New Cut Gang come to the rescue.

ISBN: 9780385618922 Hardback

ISBN: 9781407129334 Hardback

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ISBN: 9780857560223 Hardback

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ISBN: 9780545027892 Hardback

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young adult

The Double Shadow

Young Sherlock Holmes: Fire Storm

The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean

People’s Republic

There is No Dog

Robert Muchamore

Meg Rosoff

A girl tries to free herself from the terrifying double shadow of her childhood and forge her own future, but she is trapped in a memory machine created by her father.

Andrew Lane

David Almond

Young Sherlock Holmes is back for his fourth exciting adventure. Sherlock Holmes: think you know him? Think again.

ISBN: 9781780620121 Hardback

RRP: £12.99

Billy Dean is a secret child, growing up in the dark heart of Blinkbonny, his world is just a bed, some pictures of the holy island and a single locked door, but his father fills his dreams with mysterious tales and dreadful warnings.

A new hero, a new mission: meet CHERUB’s latest recruit

Imagine that God is a typical teenage boy. He is lazy, careless, self-obsessed, sex-mad - and about to meet Lucy, the most beautiful girl on earth. Unfortunately, whenever Bob falls in love, disaster follows.

Sally Gardner

RRP: £9.99

Blackwell’s Price: £7.99

ISBN: 9780230758506 Hardback

Blackwell’s Price: £9.99

ISBN: 9780340999196 Hardback

RRP: £12.99

Blackwell’s Price: £9.99

ISBN: 9780141327167 Hardback

RRP: £12.99

ISBN: 9780141332048 Hardback

Blackwell’s Price: £10.99

RRP: £12.99

Blackwell’s Price: £10.99

Inheritance Christopher Paolini

Silence

VIII

The Scorpio Races

Withering Tights

Mockingjay

Becca Fitzpatrick

Harriet M. Castor

Maggie Stiefvater

Louise Rennison

Suzanne Collins

The stunning third book in the bestselling Hush, Hush sequence.

This is the story of Henry VIII from handsome young prince to cruel king.

ISBN: 9780857072276 Hardback

ISBN: 9781848774995 Hardback

The misadventures of Tallulah Casey! Hilarious new series from Queen of Teen.

RRP: £9.99

RRP: £10.99

Blackwell’s Price: £7.99

Blackwell’s Price: £8.99

Every November, the Scorpio Races are run beneath the chalk cliffs of Skarmouth. Thousands gather to watch the horses and the sea that washes the blood from the sand. ISBN: 9781407129853 Paperback

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she’s made it out of the bloody arena alive, she’s still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge...

RRP: £7.99

ISBN: 9781407109374 Paperback

ISBN: 9780007156825 Paperback

RRP: £6.99

The eagerly anticipated fourth book brings the bestselling Inheritance cycle to a breathtaking conclusion. ISBN: 9780385616492 Hardback

RRP: £18.99

Blackwell’s Price: £13.99

RRP: £6.99

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hildren’s c reference & novelty

Horrid Henry’s A-Z of Everything Horrid

Mr Gum in ‘the Hound of Lamonic Bibber’

Francesca Simon

Andy Stanton

Welcome to Horrid Henry’s wicked world - the essential A-Z of all things hilarious and horrid, crazy and chaotic, fiendishly fantastic and utterly brilliant.

In the dead of night, when all the stars are sleeping and the moon’s nipped off for a coffee, something dark and sinister stalks the streets of Lamonic Bibber.

Takes the inquisitive, data-hungry explorer on a tour of 200 countries. Packed with iconic images, evocative stories and informative facts and stats.

ISBN: 9781405258227 Paperback

ISBN: 9781742204963 Hardback

ISBN: 9781444002263 Hardback

RRP: £9.99

RRP: £14.99

Blackwell’s Price: £7.99

Blackwell’s Price: £11.99

A Mischievous Little Rabbit

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

My First Gruffalo: Touchand-feel

Paul Thurlby’s Alphabet

See the boy and the penguin dramatically spring to life in this fantastic pop-up edition of the award-winning, bestselling picture book Lost and Found.

Beatrix Potter

Roald Dahl

Julia Donaldson

A beautiful slip cased edition featuring ten tales following some of Potter’s most adventerous characters.

Are you brave enough to touch the Gruffalo’s poisonous wart?

ISBN: 9780007430048 Hardback

ISBN: 9780723267850 Hardback

This is your Golden Ticket to explore Willy Wonka’s amazing world with this unique pop-up edition of Roald Dahl’s much-loved story.

RRP: £14.99

ISBN: 9780141328874 Hardback

Discover an alphabet like no other! In his first picture book, highly-collectable graphic artist Paul Thurlby creates a stunning alphabet that helps to make the shape of each letter memorable and fun.

RRP: £12.99

Blackwell’s Price: £10.99

Not for Parents Travel Book

Winter Wonderland

Who’s Horrible in History

From snowflakes, sleighs and sparkling lights, to treats, trees and trimmings, this book features partly coloured illustrations and festive patterns designed to inspire budding artists and help them to create their own, festive masterpieces.

Terry Deary

ISBN: 9781907151675 Paperback

RRP: £9.99

Terry Deary names and shames fifty of history’s most merciless miscreants and purveyors of the pernicious in this laughout-loud, full colour Who’s Who like no other. ISBN: 9781407116884 Hardback

RRP: £9.99

Blackwell’s Price: £7.99

The LEGO Ideas Book Daniel Lipkowitz

This book is divided into six themed chapters - transport, buildings, space, kingdoms, adventure and useful makes. ISBN: 9781405350679 Hardback

RRP: £16.99

Blackwell’s Price: £13.99

Lost and Found Oliver Jeffers

RRP: £14.99

Blackwell’s Price: £11.99

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Blackwell’s Price: £11.99

RRP: £14.99

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ISBN: 9780230753204 Hardback

RRP: £9.99

Paul Thurlby

ISBN: 9781848770096 Hardback

RRP: £12.99

Blackwell’s Price: £9.99


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Blackwell's Christmas Catalogue 2011  

Welcome to the Blackwell’s Christmas Collection. Browse our fantastic selection of books and gifts, and find the perfect presents for your lo...

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