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History Current Affairs & Economics Science, Philosophy & Psychology Natural History Travel & Transport Language & Literature Literature & Music Art & Architecture Biography Food & Drink Gardening Gift & Humour Paperbacks of the Year Our Favourites Fiction Rare Books Classics & Collections 3 for 2 on Children’s Christmas Classics Picture Books Young Fiction Children’s Paperbacks of the Year 9-12 Young Adult Fiction Children’s Reference & Novelty


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history

In Ishmael’s House

Hitler’s First War

The English Ghost

David Lloyd George

Martin Gilbert

Thomas Weber

Peter Ackroyd

Roy Hattersley

A moving account of tolerance between Muslims and Jews provides perspective on current events and a template for the future.

Weber looks at the postwar lives of Hitler’s fellow veterans and challenges the notion that WW1 was somehow a ‘seminal catastrophe’.

An enormously enjoyable spooky collection of ghostsightings over the centuries. ISBN: 9780701169893 Hardback

A brilliant biography of one of our greatest politicians, from the highly acclaimed Roy Hattersley

RRP: £12.99

ISBN: 9781408700976 Hardback

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Travel back in time and across the globe, to see how we humans have shaped our world.

She-Wolves

State of Emergency

The Story of England

The High Street

Helen Castor

Dominic Sandbrook

Michael Wood

Philip Wilkinson

ISBN: 9781846144134 Hardback

Castor illustrates the paradox which the female heirs to the Tudor throne had no choice but to negotiate.

This is the extraordinary story of one English community over fifteen centuries. ISBN: 9780670919031 Hardback

A fascinating story of British society over the last century and a lavish photographic record of the high street in its heyday.

ISBN: 9780571237050 Hardback

A perfect guide to the colourful Seventies landscape that shaped our present from the financial boardroom to the suburban bedroom.

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ISBN: 9781849164207 Hardback

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ISBN: 9781846140310 Hardback

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Why the West Rules ... for Now Ian Morris

Why does the West rule? Morris answers this provocative question, drawing uniquely on 20,000 years of history. ISBN: 9781846681479 Hardback

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A History of the World in 100 Objects Neil MacGregor

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Journey Through the Afterlife: The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead John H. Taylor

A lavishly illustrated book exploring the perilous journey that ancient Egyptians believed lay between death and the afterlife. ISBN: 9780714119939 Paperback

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history

Crimea

Ancient Worlds

A World on Fire

The German Genius

Bloodlands

Orlando Figes

Richard Miles

Amanda Foreman

Peter Watson

Timothy Snyder

Orlando Figes’ major new book reimagines this extraordinary war, in which the stakes could not have been higher.

This is the book of the major new BBC2 series which is exhilarating and beautifully illustrated.

A new and dramatic account of the first modern war and of Britain’s part in it, for good or ill.

ISBN: 9780713997941 Hardback

ISBN: 9781846142048 Hardback

Watson goes back through time to explore the origins of German genius and how it flourished and shaped our lives.

“Bloodlands” re-examines the greatest tragedy in European history and forces us to rethink our past.

ISBN: 9780713997040 Hardback

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Crown and Country

The Blitz

Why Britain is at War

Joanna

At Home

David Starkey

Juliet Gardiner

Harold Nicolson

Nancy Goldstone

Bill Bryson

A vivid portrait of British culture, politics and nationhood through an institution that has defined the realm for nearly 2000 years.

The Blitz is a much-needed re-examination of one of the most important aspects of Second World War history.

First published in 1939, this is the original best-selling account of why Britain went to war with Germany.

An impeccably researched and captivating portrait of medieval royalty.

ISBN: 9780141048963 Paperback

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Bryson delivers one of the most entertaining and illuminating books ever written about the history of the way we live.

ISBN: 9780007240777 Hardback

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The Hemlock Cup

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ISBN: 9780297860860 Hardback

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Bettany Hughes

Reveals the human heart of Socrates, and relates a story that is as relevant now as it has ever been. ISBN: 9780224071789 Hardback

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Current Affairs & Economics

Beauty and the Inferno

Decline & Fall

Parting Shots

Amexica

Roberto Saviano

Chris Mullin

Matthew Parris

Ed Vulliamy

Saviano tackles universal themes with great insight and humanity, with urgency, and often with anger.

These new diaries run from Mullin’s sacking by Blair as a minister in 2005 to Election Day 2010.

This book is the first full account of the terror unfolding along the USMexico border.

ISBN: 9781846683992 Hardback

Britain’s ambassadors used to be encouraged to write a valedictory despatch. These are some of the best written.

ISBN: 9780857050083 Hardback

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They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children Romeo Dallaire

Take a look at children in conflicts around the globe who have found themselves forced into the way of soldiering. ISBN: 9780091796310 Hardback

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Them and Us Will Hutton

This book musters brilliant, convincing arguments which will lend favour on both right and left. ISBN: 9781408701515 Hardback

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Macrowikinomics Don Tapscott, Anthony D. Williams

A groundbreaking and definitive look at achieving success for a new century. ISBN: 9781848877191 Hardback

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Illustrated Superfreakonomics Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner

Bigger, better and more controversial, the international bestselling “Freakquel” is here in a deluxe, illustrated edition.

Archbishop Rowan Williams, Larry Elliott

MI6

Nelson Mandela

This unprecedented study is the authoritative account of the best-known intelligence organization in the world.

Keith Jeffery

This is a rare chance to spend time with Nelson Mandela the man, in his own voice: direct, clear, private.

ISBN: 9780230252141 Hardback

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Published: 25-Nov-10

Conversations with Myself

A group of distinguished commentators open up the ethical debate in the search for a fairer vision of economic justice.

ISBN: 9781846143038 Hardback

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Crisis and Recovery

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Science, Philosophy & Psychology

Packing for Mars

The Mind’s Eye

Claude Levi Strauss

The Bed of Procrustes

Galileo

Mary Roach

Oliver Sacks

Patrick Wilcken

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

David Wootton

Mary Roach discovers, it’s possible to explore space without ever leaving Earth.

In “Musicophilia”,Sacks explored music and the brain; now, he writes about the ways in which we experience the visual.

Wilcken explores and explains Strauss’ ideas, revealing the man behind them to be quite a character.

In this profound and playful book,Taleb presents his ideas about life in the form of aphorisms. ISBN: 9781846144585 Hardback

This is a major new biography of a central figure in the history of science and thought Galileo.

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Cycles of Time Roger Penrose

The End of Discovery

The World’s Greatest Idea

Pathfinders: The Golden Age of Arabic Science

John Farndon

Jim Al-Khalili

ISBN: 9780199585243 Hardback

A look at the 50 greatest ideas that have changed the world.

A look into the differences between the Western and Islamic worlds.

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ISBN: 9781848311961 Hardback

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Russell Stannard

This is a tour of some of the deepest questions facing science.

The Grand Design Stephen Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow

Wonders of the Solar System Brian Cox

A succinct, startling and lavishly illustrated guide to discoveries that are altering our understanding and threatening our most cherished belief systems.

Cox takes us on a journey of discovery where alien worlds from our imagination become real places.

ISBN: 9780593058299 Hardback

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This is a look at a radical new theory of the origin, and ultimate end, of the Universe. ISBN: 9780224080361 Hardback

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natural history

Elephants on the Edge

The Butterfly Isles

The Way of the Panda

Atlantic

First Life

G. A Bradshaw

Patrick Barkham

Henry Nicholls

Simon Winchester

Drawing on accounts from all over the world this title explores the minds, emotions, and lives of elephants.

This book brings alive the extraordinary physical beauty and amusingly diverse character of our butterflies.

This title deals with the extraordinary impact of the panda - from obscurity to fame.

Sir David Attenborough, Matt Kaplan

ISBN: 9781846683688 Hardback

An utterly enthralling mixture of history, science and reportage giving us an exhilarating account of a magnificent body of water.

ISBN: 9780300167832 Paperback

ISBN: 9781847081278 Hardback

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An amazing insight into the remarkable evolutionary journey that has brought us all here today.

ISBN: 9780007341375 Hardback

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Weeds Richard Mabey

Uncover some of the deeper cultural reasons behind the attitudes we have to a huge section of the plant world.

A Book of Britain

The Country Diaries

Do We Need Pandas?

A Single Swallow

Life Ascending

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Johnny Scott

Alan Taylor

Ken Thompson

Horatio Clare

Nick Lane

Blackwell Price: £11.99

Sir Johnny Scott evokes all that is romantic about the British countryside, its people, customs and traditions.

These private records paint a rich and surprising portrait of a landscape and a life we think we know so well.

Ken Thompson explains what we do and don’t understand about biodiversity.

Clare follows the swallows from reed beds in South Africa, to a barn in Wales. ISBN: 9780099526315 Paperback

A book which is essential for anyone who has wondered at how we came to be here.

ISBN: 9781900322867 Paperback

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Travel & Transport

Villages of Britain Clive Aslet

The history of the countryside, told through five hundred of its most noteworthy settlements. ISBN: 9780747588726 Hardback

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Britain: A Country Revealed This beautiful, large-format book showcases the very best of Britain with remarkable imagery of the landscapes. ISBN: 9780749567354 Hardback

The Travel Book

Engines of War

Empire of the Clouds

Christian Wolmar

James Hamilton-Paterson

ISBN: 9781741792119 Hardback

This is the dramatic story of how the birth of the railways shaped how wars were fought and won.

This is the story of great and charismatic machines and the men who flew them.

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ISBN: 9781848871724 Hardback

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Offers user-friendly A-to-Z travel coverage of various countries.

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Map of a Nation Rachel Hewitt

An Atlas of Remote Islands

The “Times” Atlas of Britain

Landscape Photographer of the Year

Judith Schalansky

A journey across all the oceans of the world to fifty remote islands. ISBN: 9781846143489 Hardback

This is the first ever national Atlas of Britain to be published for over 40 years.

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ISBN: 9780007345830 Hardback

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This book showcases the best pictures from amateur and professional photographers alike, from the fourth annual competition. ISBN: 9780749567361 Hardback

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Chasing the Devil

The Masque of Africa

This is the story of the creation of the Ordnance Survey map - the first complete, accurate, affordable map of the British Isles.

Tim Butcher

V. S. Naipaul

ISBN: 9781847080981 Hardback

Weaving history and anthropology with personal narrative that is as exciting as it is enlightening a read.

An astonishingly prescient, beautifully written and deeply humane new work of non-fiction from one of our greatest living writers.

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Language & Literature

The Queen’s English

Strictly English

A Life Like Other People’s

The Pattern in the Carpet

The Diaries (v. 2)

Bernard C. Lamb

Simon Heffer

Alan Bennett

Margaret Drabble

Christopher Isherwood

The ideal book for anyone who strives for clear, stylish and accurate communication.

If you believe that precise and elegant English really does matter, then this is required reading.

A delightful mixture of memoir, personal reflection and history of jigsaws and children’s games.

ISBN: 9781843174820 Hardback

ISBN: 9781847946300 Hardback

A heartrending and at times irresistibly funny work of autobiography by one of the best-loved English writers alive today.

ISBN: 9781843546207 Paperback

This second volume of Isherwood’s diaries opens on his fifty-sixth birthday as the fifties give way to the sixties.

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ISBN: 9780571248131 Paperback

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Philip Larkin: Letters to Monica Philip Larkin

This remarkable unpublished correspondence only came to light after Monica Jones’ death in 2001.

The Last Englishman

The Box

Peeling the Onion

Storyteller

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Roland Chambers

Gunter Grass

Gunter Grass

Donald Sturrock

Blackwell Price: £19.50

This is a fascinating, often chilling revision of an English icon through the most formative decade of the twentieth century.

An inspired and daring work of fiction. In its candour, wit, and earthiness, it is Grass at his very best.

A searingly honest memoir that evokes Grass’ modest upbringing in Danzig. ISBN: 9780099507598 Paperback

This is the authorised biography of one of the greatest storytellers of all time.

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Talking About Detective Fiction P.D. James

P. D. James brings a lifetime of reading and writing crime fiction to bear on this personal history of the genre. ISBN: 9780571253586 Paperback

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Literature & Music

Poisoned Pens

Title Deeds

Proust’s Overcoat

Gary Dexter

Gary Dexter

Lorenza Foschini

A look into the differing opinions of fellow authors.

Dexter reveals the intriguing stories behind some of history’s most celebrated books.

The true story of one man’s passion for all things Proust.

ISBN: 9781906964245 Paperback

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The Death of King Arthur

Mrs Dalloway’s Party

Peter Ackroyd

This is an immortal story of chivalry, treachery and death brought to new life for our times.

A forgotten classic, and an enchanting piece of work by one of our most acclaimed twentieth century writers.

ISBN: 9781846141935 Hardback

ISBN: 9780099541332 Hardback

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Virginia Woolf

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Human Chain Seamus Heaney

“Human Chain” is Seamus Heaney’s twelfth collection of poems.

Love Poems

Listen to This

The Rest is Noise

Life, Keith Richards

Under the Sun

Carol Ann Duffy

Alex Ross

Alex Ross

Keith Richards

Bruce Chatwin

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“Love Poems” displays all the eloquence and skill that has made Carol Ann Duffy one of the foremost poets of her time.

Witty, passionate and brimming with insight, Listen to This teaches us to listen more closely.

A history that goes from the salons of pre-war Vienna to Velvet Underground shows in the sixties.

With disarming honesty, Richards brings us the essential life story of our times.

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A valuable and illuminating record of one of the greatest and most enigmatic writers of the twentieth century.

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Art & Architecture

Dan Cruickshank’s Bridges

Alphabets

Punch Goes to War

Postcards from Puffin

Eyewitness Decade

David Sacks

Helen Walasek

Puffin Books

Roger Tooth

Dan Cruickshank

A colourful and playful treasury of letters in use.

An entertaining and nostalgic look at the British during one of the most stirring eras of our recent past.

This is a unique collection of 100 postcards, each featuring a different and iconic Puffin book cover.

ISBN: 9781853757693 Hardback

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“Eyewitness Decade” tells the story of the first ten years of the new millennium in a series of stunning and awe-inspiring images.

A personal, passionate and learned journey into the awe-inspiring architectural icons which have transformed culture and society.

ISBN: 9781907317095 Hardback

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Art: The Whole Story Stephen Farthing

Trace the evolution of artistic development period by period, with the illustrated, indepth text covering every genre of art. ISBN: 9780500288955 Paperback

Gauguin

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Belinda Thomson, Tamar Garb

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This volume features around 50 paintings, and extracts from Gauguin’s beautifully illustrated letters and books. ISBN: 9781854379023 Paperback

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What Makes a Masterpiece?

The Romantic Moderns

Christopher Dell

A confident case for the interest and importance of the English arts during the modern period.

Over fifty world masterpieces, from cave paintings to Cezanne, are brought to life by internationally acclaimed writers, scholars and artists. ISBN: 9780500238790 Hardback

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Alexandra Harris

ISBN: 9780500251713 Hardback

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Renaissance Art Pop-up Book

Pevsner’s Architectural Glossary

Stephen Farthing

A pop-up journey featuring 3D reproductions of iconic buildings and works of art. With captions and information.

This is the essential companion to the terms used in the “Pevsner Architectural Guides”.

ISBN: 9780789320803 Hardback

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biography

What You See Is What You Get

Edith Cavell

My Father’s Fortune

A Life in Pictures

The Fry Chronicles

Diana Souhami

Michael Frayn

Alasdair Gray

Stephen Fry

Alan Sugar

Like the man himself, this autobiography is forthright, funny and sometimes controversial.

The story of one of the Great War’s finest heroes and an account of a hardworking, courageous and independent woman.

This is a story of a father and a quick-witted boy from a poor and struggling family.

Gray takes us through the work that has mattered most to him over the years, and the story of his life.

A courageously frank, honest and poignant read from one of the countries most loved figures.

ISBN: 9780571270583 Hardback

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Wait For Me Deborah Devonshire

Memoirs of a Mentalist/ Confessions of a Conjuror Derren Brown

The inside of Derren Brown’s head is a strange and mysterious place. Now you can climb inside and wander around. ISBN: 9781905026579 Hardback

RRP: £18.99

Coco Chanel

A Book of Secrets

Must You Go?

A Journey

Deborah Devonshire is a natural writer with a knack for the telling phrase and for hitting the nail on the head.

Justine Picardie

Michael Holroyd

Antonia Fraser

Tony Blair

ISBN: 9781848541900 Hardback

The mysterious Gabrielle Chanel is brought out of hiding, to celebrate her great achievements.

Delve into this treasuretrove of hidden lives, uncelebrated achievements and family mysteries.

ISBN: 9780007317615 Hardback

ISBN: 9780701185343 Hardback

The ex-leader of the country’s memoirs reveal in intimate detail this unique political and personal journey.

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A marvellously insightful testimony to modern literature’s most celebrated marriage between the greatest playwright and famous prize-winning biographer. ISBN: 9780753827581 Paperback

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food & Drink

Kitchen Nigella Lawson

Divided into two parts Nigella introduces simple recipes to make life less complicated. ISBN: 9780701184605 Hardback

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Stephane Reynaud’s 365 Good Reasons to Sit Down to Eat...

At Elizabeth David’s Table

Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book

Leon (Bk. 2)

Elizabeth David

Hugh Johnson

Stephane Reynaud

A quirky culinary almanac with a recipe for every day of the year.

This is a beautiful new collection of Elizabeth David’s most inspiring everyday recipes.

The original and best, “Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book” is the ultimate compact guide.

There is plenty in this collection for both the experienced cook and the culinary adventurer in search of inspiration.

ISBN: 9781741969191 Hardback

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Henry Dimbleby, John Vincent

ISBN: 9780718154752 Hardback

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RHS Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers

Thoughtful Gardening

Christopher Brickell

The book is essential reading for anyone setting out on a new garden or taking stock of one.

GARDENING

Tender (v. 2) Nigel Slater

With over 300 recipe and many stories from the fruit garden, this is the definitive guide to cooking with fruit.

Flavour Thesaurus

Plenty

The Curious Gardener

RRP: £30.00

Niki Segnit

Yotam Ottolenghi

Anna Pavord

Blackwell Price: £25.00

This is not only a highly useful and covetable reference book, it’s the sort of book that might keep you up at night reading.

This book brings together all the aspects needed for the perfect garden 365 days a year.

ISBN: 9780747599777 Hardback

This exclusive collection of vegetarian recipes is drawn from Ottolenghi’s column ‘The New Vegetarian’ for the Guardian’s Weekend magazine.

RRP: £18.99

ISBN: 9780091933685 Hardback

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Robin Lane Fox

ISBN: 9781408808887 Hardback

This is the fifth edition of this best-selling guide to plants and flowers, updated by the experts at the RHS.

RRP: £20.00

ISBN: 9781405354233 Hardback

RRP: £25.00

Blackwell Price: £17.00

RRP: £35.00

Blackwell Price: £20.00

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ISBN: 9781846142895 Hardback


gift & humour

TV Go Home

The QI Annual

Charlie Brooker

John Lloyd

Not for the faint-hearted, this is a gloriously funny, filthy and spectacularly angry book about TV.

How to Keep a Pet Squirrel

Le Bumper Book of Franglais

Where’s Stig?

Axel Scheffler

Miles Kington

Everything you need to know about taming a pet squirrel and more.

RRP: £12.99

ISBN: 9780571270965 Hardback

RRP: £9.99

These 101 miniature comic masterpieces present a timeless survey of the English character in all its absurdity.

Stig’s decided he needs to escape the flashing bulbs of the paparazzi and do something for himself.

ISBN: 9780571272198 Paperback

This is a humungous holdall of hedonistic humour, histrionic hairsplitting and highbrow head-candy. RRP: £12.99

ISBN: 9780571255986 Hardback

Rod Hunt

ISBN: 9781849900522 Hardback

RRP: £8.99

ISBN: 9781906964399 Paperback

RRP: £12.99

Simon’s Cat Simon Tofield

Beards

8 Out of 10 Brits

Private Eye Annual

Cara Frost-Sharratt

Charlie Croker

Holroyd

Fun, ‘half-face’ artworks let guys and girls with a penchant for facial hair try the featured styles to find their favourites.

Tells you everything you need to know about who we are, where we’re going, and why.

ISBN: 9781846013591 Hardback

RRP: £7.99

RRP: £7.99

ISBN: 9780099532866 Paperback

Sexually, I’m More of a Switzerland

Dawn of the Bunny Suicides

The latest “Private Eye” annual presents the year’s best cartoons, jokes and spoofs from the UK’s most successful satirical magazine.

David Rose

Andy Riley

Men and women of all ages, lay their souls bare and hearts on the line. These ads make for engrossing reading.

Follow the continuing adventures of the fluffy little rabbits who just don’t want to live any more...

ISBN: 9781901784534 Hardback

ISBN: 9780330518994 Hardback

RRP: £12.99

RRP: £9.99

Our adorable but incorrigible cat embarks on a series of adventures beyond the garden fence, with hilarious outcomes. ISBN: 9781847674845 Hardback

RRP: £12.99

ISBN: 9781444711011 Hardback

RRP: £9.99

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fiction

Heartstone

Luka and the Fire of Life

Sunset Park

C.J. Sansom

Salman Rushdie

Paul Auster

Tudor crime thriller with deaths, suspicious behaviour and fiendish deviousness.

Pulsing with energy and as mythic as it is contemporary this is a story about love and forgiveness.

ISBN: 9781405092739 Hardback

Lyrical, rich with wordplay, and with the narrative tension of the classic quest stories this is a glittering, magical fable.

ISBN: 9780571258789 Hardback

A compromising past leads to startling revelations and an investigation with many twists and turns.

RRP: £18.99

ISBN: 9780224061629 Hardback

RRP: £16.99

ISBN: 9781408702567 Hardback

RRP: £18.99

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RRP: £17.99

Blackwell Price: £14.99

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RRP: £12.99

Blackwell Price: £9.99

The Charming Quirks of Others

Surface Detail

Alexander McCall Smith

It begins in the realm of the Real and it will not end until the Culture has gone to war with death itself.

Iain M. Banks

ISBN: 9781841498935 Hardback

Blackwell Price: £14.99

The Finkler Question Howard Jacobson

A scorching story of friendship and loss, exclusion and belonging, and of the wisdom and humanity of maturity.

Our Kind of Traitor

Fall of Giants

Zero History

Mary Ann in Autumn

Aphrodite’s Hat

RRP: £18.99

John Le Carré

Ken Follett

William Gibson

Armistead Maupin

Salley Vickers

Blackwell Price: £14.99

John le Carré draws on current events in a story of crime and corruption that goes to the heart of the Russian Mafia and the British establishment, and the darkest recesses of the financial world.

A huge novel that follows five families through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War.

Set largely in London, this tale spookily captures the paranoia and fear of our post-recession times.

ISBN: 9780230710078 Hardback

ISBN: 9780670919529 Hardback

Over three decades in the making, Armistead Maupin’s legendary “Tales of the City” series rolls into a new age.

RRP: £20.00

RRP: £18.99

ISBN: 9780385619318 Hardback

The stories in this collection deal with psychological aspects of love; sometimes joyous and humorous, sometimes melancholy and poignant,

Blackwell Price: £16.00

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RRP: £17.99

ISBN: 9780007371037 Hardback

ISBN: 9781408808870 Hardback

ISBN: 9780670919017 Hardback

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Blackwell Price: £14.99 Published: 11-Nov-10

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fiction

The Fort

Empire of Silver

Nemesis

The Weekend

The Long Song

Bernard Cornwell

Conn Iggulden

Philip Roth

Bernhard Schlink

Andrea Levy

The Penobscot Expedition is an extraordinary story, one that has fascinated the author for years, and will now fascinate his readers.

The eagerly awaited 4th novel in the Conqueror series, continuing the life and adventures of the mighty Khan dynasty

What choices fatally shape a life? How powerless is each of us up against the force of circumstances?

A tale set in Jamaica during the last turbulent years of slavery and the early years of freedom that followed.

ISBN: 9780224089531 Hardback

Old friends and lovers reunite for a weekend in a secluded country home after spending decades apart.

ISBN: 9780007331727 Hardback

ISBN: 9780007201808 Hardback

RRP: £16.99

ISBN: 9780297863175 Hardback

RRP: £18.99

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RRP: £12.99

Blackwell Price: £9.99

ISBN: 9780755359400 Hardback

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Freedom Jonathan Franzen

Against All Things Ending

The Small Hand

Daniel

Walking to Hollywood

Susan Hill

Henning Mankell

Will Self

Stephen Donaldson

A chilling tale of a man in the grip of a small, invisible hand.

Even if the best intentions are meant, when two cultures collide, the outcome can break even the strongest of people.

An exploration of your deepest fears and anxieties mixed with jagged humour.

DBC Pierre

ISBN: 9780747598442 Hardback

ISBN: 9780571228898 Hardback

A mother desperate for help to find her adopted son uses all the elements to help with her plight. ISBN: 9780575076013 Hardback

RRP: £18.99

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ISBN: 9781846682360 Hardback

RRP: £9.99

Blackwell Price: £7.99

ISBN: 9781843432227 Hardback

RRP: £12.99

RRP: £17.99

Blackwell Price: £13.99

Lights Out in Wonderland

An epic tale of contemporary love and marriage. ISBN: 9780007269754 Hardback

RRP: £20.00

Blackwell Price: £16.00

The third novel from DBC Pierre. RRP: £12.99

Blackwell Price: £9.99

Blackwell Price: £9.99

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RARE BOOKS Dracula

Morse’s Greatest Mysteries

Bram Stoker

Something to Treasure

Colin Dexter

1965. The Limited Editions Club edition, attractively illustrated with wood-engravings by Felix Hoffman. One of 1500 numbered copies. £225.00

1993. A first edition of this local author’s tales of detective fiction. £40.00

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The Woman in Black

The Velveteen Rabbit

Susan Hill

Margery Williams

1983. A nice copy, the backstrip a little faded. A first edition of this nowclassic ghost story which begins on Christmas Eve. £300.00

1922. The first edition, the covers a little rubbed and soiled but a betterthan-average copy of this evergreen children’s classic. £2000.00


RARE BOOKS Ski-ing for Beginners and Mountaineers

Picturesque Antiquities of Scotland

Willi Rickmers

Adam de Cardonnel

1910. First English edition of this early skiing manual by an important climbing and skiing pioneer. £200.00

1788. First edition. Illustrated with 100 etchings also by Cardonnel. £375.00

The Complete Works of C.S. Calverley

Emma

Charles Stuart Calverley

1851. An early reprint of Jane Austen’s classic work, in its original publisher’s binding. £500.00

1901. A finely bound copy of the works of this poet and wit, who had been expelled from Oxford for his high-spirited pranks. £75.00

Jane Austen

Letters to Young Ladies Lydia Sigourney

1834. An attractive small-format copy in the original binding of this famous advice book. £100.00

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Classics & Collections

The Lion, The Unicorn and Me

Aesop’s Fables

Jeanette Winterson

Sixty of the most famous of Aesop’s Fables updated and with new illustrations.

The magic and mystery of the Nativity told through the eyes of a humble donkey. ISBN: 9781407109060 Hardback

RRP: £12.99

Fulvio Testa

ISBN: 9781849390491 Hardback

RRP: £14.99

Blackwell Price: £11.99

Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats

The Story of the Little Mole

Where’s Wally? Wow

T.S. Eliot

Werner Holzwarth, Wolf Erlbruch

This is the ultimate Where’s Wally? collection Including 6 classic Where’s Wally? books and a fantastic 80 piece jigsaw.

The classic T.S. Eliot poems are brought to life with new illustrations by Axel Scheffler.

Martin Handford

ISBN: 9780571252480 Paperback

A modern classic and one of the most popular picture books of the last 20 years now with sound!

RRP: £6.99

ISBN: 9781843651321 Paperback

RRP: £30.00

RRP: £12.99

Blackwell Price: £20.00

Blackwell Price: £9.99

ISBN: 9781406326178 Paperback

Blackwell Price: £10.99

The Puffin Mother Goose Treasury Raymond Briggs

With over 250 nursery rhymes, including both well-known favourites and hidden gems, this collection has something for every child. ISBN: 9780141329666 Hardback

Greek Myths

The Adventures of Mrs Pepperpot

Winnie’s Madcap Mishaps

A Very Naughty Rabbit

A collection of Greek myths containing seventeen famous tales full of love, loss, greed, envy and bravery.

Alf Proysen

Valerie Thomas

Mrs Pepperpot has a problem - she shrinks, which makes babysitting an interesting task.

This is a unique collection of specially selected classic tales following some of Beatrix Potter’s naughtiest characters.

ISBN: 9781406300833 Hardback

ISBN: 9781849412230 Paperback

Three of Winnie and Wilbur’s best-loved escapades for young readers are here to enjoy in one bright beautiful book.

RRP: £5.99

ISBN: 9780192763570 Paperback

RRP: £14.99

RRP: £7.99

Blackwell Price: £11.99

RRP: £14.99

Ann Turnbull

Blackwell Price: £11.99

RRP: £15.00

Blackwell Price: £12.00

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In the Beginning

Beatrix Potter

ISBN: 9780723265306 Hardback

A collection of stories from the Bible brought to life with colour pictures. ISBN: 9781406322484 Hardback

RRP: £12.99

Blackwell Price: £10.99


3 for 2 on Children’s Christmas Classics

Father Christmas Needs a Wee

Aliens Love Panta Claus

Mr. Christmas

Little Miss Christmas

Mog’s Christmas

Claire Freedman

Roger Hargreaves

Roger Hargreaves

Judith Kerr

Nicholas Allan

The aliens are embracing Christmas and are giving pants away with Santa’s help!

With most of the Mr Men included, this is a charming Christmas tale.

Little Miss Christmas works for Father Christmas wrapping the gifts.

ISBN: 9781405235013 Paperback

ISBN: 9781405235006 Paperback

ISBN: 9781847385703 Paperback

RRP: £2.99

RRP: £2.99

Disconcerted by Christmas, Mog escapes to the roof and there she stays until she returns with a bump!

Bernard Cribbins brings to life the excruciating dilemma that Santa faces every Christmas Eve. ISBN: 9781849410496 MZ

ISBN: 9780007347056 Paperback

RRP: £5.99

RRP: £5.99

RRP: £6.99

The Snowman Raymond Briggs

A Christmas Story

A Christmas Journey

The Polar Express

Dear Santa

Father Christmas

Brian Wildsmith

Brian Wildsmith

Chris Van Allsburg

Rod Campbell

Raymond Briggs

A charming retelling of the Nativity through the eyes of a little girl and a donkey.

Lift the flaps to unwrap each present and find out what Santa chooses as the perfect present.

RRP: £5.99

ISBN: 9780192789808 Paperback

Late on Christmas Eve a boy boards a mysterious train bound for the North Pole where a surprise awaits him.

Join Father Christmas on his longest and busiest working day of the year.

ISBN: 9780192727305 Paperback

Mary and Joseph have gone to Bethlehem leaving their cat and dog behind. This is their story.

ISBN: 9781405054515 Paperback

RRP: £6.99

RRP: £5.99

ISBN: 9781849390989 MZ

RRP: £4.99

A classic and heartwarming Christmas story about a boy and the snowman he builds. ISBN: 9780140503500 Paperback

RRP: £6.99

ISBN: 9780140501254 Paperback

RRP: £7.99

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picture books

Big Top Benn

Eric

David McKee

Shaun Tan

Mr Benn swaps his bowler hat for a clown costume and the big-top in this classic adventure.

A simple story about an unexpected visitor.

ISBN: 9781854379610 Hardback

RRP: £8.99

ISBN: 9781848775879 Hardback

RRP: £4.99

Blackwell Price: £4.99

The Church Mouse at Christmas

Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs

Up and Down

Graham Oakley

Ian Whybrow

Will the church mice will be able to have their Christmas party? Find out in this heart-warming story from the classic series.

Take your bucket of dinosaurs wherever you go, just like Harry.

The penguin wants to fly. The boy says its impossible. Will their friendship survive the challenge?

ISBN: 9780141333410 Hardback

ISBN: 9780007263844 Hardback

ISBN: 9781848770652 Hardback

Blackwell Price: £6.99

RRP: £10.99

Oliver Jeffers

RRP: £12.99

RRP: £10.99

Blackwell Price: £9.99

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There’s Going to be a Baby

Cave Baby

John Burningham

A hairy mammoth takes a baby for a ride. They encounter more than they thought they would.

Blackwell Price: £8.99

Zog Julia Donaldson

Zog is the most accident prone dragon at school. With the help of a friend will he be able to capture the Princess?

Three By the Sea

Slightly Invisible

The Christmas Eve Ghost

RRP: £10.99

Mini Grey

Lauren Child

Shirley Hughes

Blackwell Price: £7.99

A modern fable about happiness and friendship. It features a dog, a cat and a mouse who live together in a house by the sea.

Charlie and Lola are back and this time strange and tricky creatures are the focus of the adventure.

An inspiring Christmas tale about human kindness and acceptance.

ISBN: 9781408307908 Hardback

RRP: £12.99

ISBN: 9780224083621 Hardback

RRP: £10.99

ISBN: 9781407115566 Hardback

RRP: £10.99

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ISBN: 9781406320633 Hardback

Blackwell Price: £10.99

This is the perfect way to explain to an older brother or sister about a new arrival to the family.

Julia Donaldson

ISBN: 9780230743083 Hardback

ISBN: 9780744549966 Hardback

RRP: £10.99

RRP: £12.99

Blackwell Price: £8.99

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young fiction

Pippi Longstocking

The Comic Strip Greatest Greek Myths

The Magician’s Elephant

Pippi is a girl with a wild imagination, a fear of nothing and a very unconventional lifestyle.

Tracey Turner

Learn about the Greek Myths in a funny and memorable way.

When a fortune-teller’s tent appears in the square Peter has one question to ask: Does his sister still live?

ISBN: 9780192782410 Paperback

ISBN: 9781408804490 Hardback

ISBN: 9781406322514 Paperback

Astrid Lindgren

RRP: £9.99

RRP: £6.99

Kate DiCamillo

RRP: £6.99

Blackwell Price: £7.99

Quentin Blake’s Magical Tales John Yeoman, Quentin Blake

Madame Pamplemousse and the Enchanted Sweet Shop

Magical Tales is a wonderful collection of more than a dozen tales of magical fun from all over the globe.

Rupert Kingfisher

ISBN: 9781843651550 Hardback

ISBN: 9781408805053 Hardback

RRP: £10.99

Blackwell Price: £8.99

Madeleine befriends a woman called Madame Bonbon, but she is not at all what she seems. RRP: £7.99

Blackwell Price: £5.99

Moominland Midwinter Tove Jansson

Alice in Wonderland Lewis Carroll

A classic story accompanied by pop-up pictures and sound.

The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-fu Cavemen from the Future Dav Pilkey

RRP: £14.99

Ook and Gluk are timetravelling kung-fu cavemen from the future.

Blackwell Price: £14.99

ISBN: 9781407123882 Hardback

ISBN: 9781848770010 Hardback

RRP: £8.99

Blackwell Price: £6.99

The Wizard of Oz Frank L. Baum

A classic story accompanied by pop-up pictures and sound. ISBN: 9781848775268 Hardback

RRP: £14.99

Blackwell Price: £14.99

Moomins always sleep through the winter or they did until the year Moomintroll woke up and went exploring.

The Paddington Treasury for the Very Young

Mr Gum and the Secret Hideout (Book 8)

Michael Bond

Andy Stanton

RRP: £12.99

Six of the best-loved classic Paddington picture books are brought together in one volume.

Blackwell Price: £9.99

ISBN: 9780007371129 Hardback

Follow Polly and Friday on another crazy adventure on the streets of Lamonic Bibber - Watch out for dastardly, Mr Gum.

RRP: £14.99

ISBN: 9781405253277 Paperback

Blackwell Price: £11.99

ISBN: 9780141328812 Hardback

RRP: £5.99

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Children’s paperback of the  children’s year

paperback of the year

This is My Book

Jack Frost

Ernest

Mick Inkpen

Kazuno Kohara

Catherine Rayner

A brand-new book and new characters from the bestselling and awardwinning author Mick Inkpen, creator of Kipper and Wibbly Pig.

If you lived in a house in the woods and all your friends were hibernating you’d probably hate winter, just like this little boy. But one day a strange spiky figure appears and transforms the boy’s world into a winter wonderland!

Ernest is a rather large moose with a rather large problem. He is so big he can’t fit inside his book. Luckily Ernest is also a very determined moose…

ISBN: 9780340989623 Hardback

RRP: £10.99

Blackwell Price: £8.99

ISBN: 9780230705401 Hardback

ISBN: 9780230529199 Hardback

RRP: £10.99

Blackwell Price: £8.99

RRP: £10.99

Starlight Sailor

Blackwell Price: £8.99

James Mayhew

The Rabbit Problem

Award-winning artist Jackie Morris’ dreamlike illustrations provide an enchanting interpretation of James Mayhew’s lyrical poem.

Emily Gravett

This adorable novelty book is full of fantastic, humorous, mathematical and rabbit-related adventures. Twelve months that start with one rabbit problem and end with a rabbit explosion!

ISBN: 9781846861857 Hardback

RRP: £10.99

Blackwell Price: £8.99 Published November

Natalia De La Ossa, Bookseller, Broad Street, Oxford ISBN: 9780230704237 Hardback

The Nutcracker John Cech

Cech bases his version on E.T.A. Hoffman’s original, which features not only the story familiar to all ballet lovers, but other wondrous adventures. Lavishly and elegantly packaged, this book belongs under every child’s tree. ISBN: 9781402755620 Hardback

RRP: £12.99

Blackwell Price: £9.99

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RRP: £12.99

Tollins Blackwell Price: £9.99 Conn Iggulden

One Night in the Zoo

It’s Peter Pan with attitude as Conn Iggulden, creator of the phenomenal bestseller The Dangerous Book for Boys, introduces an explosive and magical new fictional world.

A wonderful new counting book from Judith Kerr, the bestselling author of the Mog series and The Tiger Who Came to Tea.

ISBN: 9780007303991 Hardback

RRP: £14.99

Blackwell Price: £11.99

Judith Kerr

ISBN: 9780007321124 Hardback

RRP: £12.99

Blackwell Price: £10.99

Who Wants to be a Poodle? I Don’t!

What’s in the Witch’s Kitchen?

Lauren Child

Nick Sharratt

Trixie Twinkle Toes may look like a prancing poodley poodle. But, on the inside, she’s a dazzlingly daring dog ready to make a big splash.

Suitable for very young children, this title contains hilarious rhymes that feature things that range from frogspawn, popcorn, lollipops and rabbit plops.

ISBN: 9780141384900 Hardback

ISBN: 9781406322279 Hardback

RRP: £10.99

RRP: £9.99

Blackwell Price: £8.99

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children’s paperback of the year

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9+ fiction

Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero

I Shall Wear Midnight

Shadow

Four Tales

Terry Pratchett

Michael Morpurgo

Philip Pullman

Rick Riordan

Teen Witch Tiffany and the Nac Mac Feegle are back and evil is lurking not so far away.

This is the story of a man and a dog who turns up one day and won’t leave his side.

A selection of new tales that will amuse, engage, thrill and delight readers of all ages.

Camp Half-Blood is back with new recruits, a missing hero and an awful curse.

ISBN: 9780385611077 Hardback

ISBN: 9780007339594 Hardback

ISBN: 9780385619196 Hardback

ISBN: 9780141384924 Hardback

RRP: £18.99

RRP: £12.99

RRP: £14.99

RRP: £12.99

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Noah Barleywater Runs Away John Boyne

Noah comes across a very unusual toyshop and meets the even more unusual toymaker who is not all he seems. ISBN: 9780385618953 Hardback

RRP: £10.99

Blackwell Price: £8.99

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Book 5 Jeff Kinney

Join Greg as he navigates his way through life with his best friend, Rowley, by his side. ISBN: 9780141331980 Hardback

RRP: £10.99

Blackwell Price: £8.99 Published: 10-Nov-10

The Ring of Solomon

The Longest Whale Song

My Name is Mina

Ottoline at Sea

Odd and the Frost Giants

Jonathan Stroud

Jacqueline Wilson

David Almond

Chris Riddell

Neil Gaiman

An awe inspiring adventure brimming with magic, intrigue and a treasure trove of characters that you can’t help but fall for.

Ellie needs a miracle to wake her mum up from her coma. Will a whale song help wake her? ISBN: 9780385618151 Hardback

Mina writes in her notebook. Through her stories and thoughts her journal and mind grow into something extraordinary.

Ottoline and Mr. Munroe do everything and go everywhere together. That is, until the day Mr. Munroe mysteriously disappears.

Meet Odd, he’s twelveyear-old boy on a mission to reclaim Thor’s hammer, outwit the frost giants and release the gods!

ISBN: 9780385619158 Hardback

RRP: £12.99

ISBN: 9780340997253 Hardback

ISBN: 9781405050593 Hardback

ISBN: 9780747598114 Hardback

RRP: £12.99

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RRP: £9.99

Blackwell Price: £9.99

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RRP: £14.99

Blackwell Price: £11.99

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young adult fiction

The Dead

I am Number Four

Charlie Higson

Pittacus Lore

Disease is striking everyone over the age of fourteen. Death walks the streets. Nowhere is safe.

In the beginning we were nine. Six are left. I am Number Four. I know that I am next in the hunt.

ISBN: 9780141384658 Hardback

ISBN: 9780141332475 Hardback

RRP: £12.99

RRP: £12.99

Blackwell Price: £9.99

Blackwell Price: £9.99

Skulduggery Pleasant: Mortal Coil

Birth of a Killer

You Against Me

Darren Shan

Jenny Downham

Derek Landy

This is the epic tale of Larten Crepsley, a vampire who started out a nobody, and ended up changing the world forever.

If someone hurts your sister and you’re any kind of man, you seek revenge, right? It’s what you do isn’t it?

ISBN: 9780007315857 Hardback

ISBN: 9780385613507 Hardback

RRP: £12.99

RRP: £12.99

Blackwell Price: £9.99

Blackwell Price: £9.99

The fifth instalment of the Skulduggery Pleasant series. Guaranteed to contain at least 40% humour, 50% action, and 100% thrills! ISBN: 9780007325986 Hardback

RRP: £12.99

Published: 2-Dec-10

Blackwell Price: £9.99

Boys Don’t Cry Malorie Blackman

Trash

Torment

Annexed

Shadow Wave

Lies

You’re about to receive your A-level results. The day they’re due to arrive your old girlfriend turns up….with a baby!

Andy Mulligan

Lauren Kate

Sharon Dogar

Robert Muchamore

Michael Grant

ISBN: 9780385604796 Hardback

Three friends, lots of trash, a bag of clues and a mission to right a terrible wrong….. start running!

Fallen angel Daniel and his mortal love Lucinda think they are safe but evil forces are massing against them.

ISBN: 9780385619011 Hardback

ISBN: 9780385618090 Paperback

What is it like to be forced into hiding with Anne Frank, knowing you’re being written about in her diary?

It’s James Adams final mission with CHERUB. Will he see it through or help his best friend Kyle instead?

Human versus Mutant. The Dead walking among the living. Life in FAYZ is desperate and nobody knows who they can trust.

RRP: £10.99

RRP: £9.99

ISBN: 9781849391245 Hardback

ISBN: 9780340956472 Hardback

ISBN: 9781405254298 Hardback

Blackwell Price: £8.99

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RRP: £12.99

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Blackwell Price: £9.99

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Blackwell Price: £9.99

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Children’s Reference & Novelty

Horrible History of Britain

Wallace and Gromit: A World of Invention

Terry Deary

All the foul facts from the murky pasts of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.This is local history with the nasty bits left in.

A Really Short History of Nearly Everything

Children’s Book of Music

New and Collected Poems for Children

Bill Bryson

Discover how instruments are played and get the lowdown on the fascinating lives and achievements of great composers, from Mozart to Debussy.

Carol Ann Duffy

ISBN: 9780439953955 Hardback

Wallace and Gromit are back with more madness, danger, mayhem, robots, submarines, cars, planes and teasmades! It’s all in this book!

Bryson brings science to the masses in an entertaining and easy to understand manner.

ISBN: 9781405356855 Hardback

Carol Ann Duffy brings together work from her four award-winning collections and sprinkles in a generous helping of new poems.

RRP: £12.99

ISBN: 9780007382187 Hardback

RRP: £14.99

ISBN: 9780571219698 Paperback

Blackwell Price: £9.99

RRP: £12.99

Blackwell Price: £12.99

RRP: £9.99

The Story of Britain

Wild Alphabet

The Secrets of the TARDIS

Mog the Forgetful Cat (Pop up)

ISBN: 9780552562966 Paperback

RRP: £9.99

Blackwell Price: £9.99

Alienography Chris Riddell

Do you know the difference between a Nostromian Weevil and a Zyglon Tentacle Beast? This book will explain everything. ISBN: 9781405050609 Hardback

RRP: £14.99

Patrick Dillon

Blackwell Price: £11.99

This is a definitive history of Britain which tells the story of two islands and the people who inhabit them. ISBN: 9781406311921 Hardback

RRP: £18.99

Blackwell Price: £14.99

Discover which wild animal is hiding behind its letter by opening the twenty-six pop-ups - one for each letter of the alphabet. ISBN: 9780753430316 Hardback

RRP: £9.99

Blackwell Price: £9.99

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Harry Potter Bruce Foster, Andrew Williamson

The wonderful world of Harry Potter brought to life through pop-up magic. ISBN: 9781608870080 Hardback

RRP: £25.00

Blackwell Price: £20.00

Judith Kerr

This is a fantastic “Doctor Who” giftbook with its very own exclusive sonic screwdriver encased in the book.

Mog always seems to be forgetting things. But one night, Mog’s forgetfulness comes in very handy.

ISBN: 9781405907392 Hardback

RRP: £14.99

RRP: £14.99

Blackwell Price: £11.99

ISBN: 9780007347124 Hardback

Blackwell Price: £11.99


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Blackwell Christmas Collection 2010  

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