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04 Current Affairs

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12 CDs

27 Picture Books

14 Fiction

28 Young Fiction

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29 9+ Fiction

18 Audio

30 Young Adult Fiction

19 Humphrey Lyttelton

31 Children’s Reference

08 Natural History & Science 10 Art

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Current Affairs

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Advising The Householder on Protection Against Nuclear Attack Her Majesty’s Stationery Office

What do you do in the event of Nuclear War!? This convenient handbook will save lives…and raise smiles. ISBN: 9781851775422 Hardback

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Posters of the Cold War

The Power of Place

What Next?

The Other

David Crowley

Harm De Blij

Chris Patten

Ryszard Kapuscinski

This arresting collection of thought-provoking propaganda from a not-too-distant era accompanies the major exhibition currently running at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

The new ‘Flat Earthers’ would have you believe that the world is now so interconnected that geography bears little relation to how the world will develop. De Blij argues with reason, clarity and conviction that this is wishful and disrespectful to the lives that most of the world are currently living.

Informed and balanced, the former MP, Governor of Hong Kong and current Chancellor of the University of Oxford places the seemingly endless list of global challenges in a context where they become a little less overwhelming.

A bittersweet treat for his legion of fans - the last Kapuscinski. Appropriately he is ruminating on the role of the ‘other’ - the non-Western, non-American in society. Having spent the majority of his life as an ‘other’, expect nothing less than beautiful prose and remarkable prescience.

ISBN: 9781851775453 Paperback

RRP: £14.99

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ISBN: 9780195367706 Hardback

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ISBN: 9780713998566 Hardback

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The American Future Simon Schama

Schama knows America, having lived there for half his life. Here he examines the nation’s obsession with its own future, and the dawning realisation that things have not turned out the way they were intended. ISBN: 9781847920003 Hardback

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Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet

Oilopoly

Belching Out the Devil

Paranoia

Outliers

Marshall Goldman

Mark Thomas

Daniel Freeman, Jason Freeman

Malcolm Gladwell

Michael Klare

A gripping tale of greed and corruption in Russia. Based on extensive research and interviews, including several with Vladimir Putin, Goldman explains Russia’s return to economic and political power.

A humorous, thoughtprovoking and often alarming look behind the façade of the world’s biggest brand.

Paranoia is becoming ever more prevalent – or is that just me? The causes, reality and its role in modern life are astutely analysed here.

The hugely successful and entertaining author of The Tipping Point and Blink gets to grips with the secret of success.

ISBN: 9780091922931 Paperback

ISBN: 9780199237500 Hardback

ISBN: 9781846141218

RRP: £11.99

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Published November Hardback

The scarcity of oil has become one of the most pressing geopolitical issues of our times. The world will change and Klare delivers his insightful forecast on how. ISBN: 9781851686285 Paperback

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Biography

Kenneth Williams Unseen

Tony Hancock

Reporting America

Ever, Dirk

Wes Butters, Russell Davies

John Fisher

Alistair Cooke

Ed. John Coldstream

Previously unseen material from the papers left by Kenneth Williams plus tributes from friends and colleagues. A must for all those enthralled by Williams’ previously published diaries and letters.

A collection of some of the best writing from one of the country’s favourite journalists. Focusing on the changes and events Cooke witnessed during his years in America, and filled with forgotten articles and private photographs.

ISBN: 9780007280858 Hardback

Most of us know something of Hancock’s life and it’s hard to hear this wonderful comic without thinking of it. This book explores the turbulent life of a man regarded by many as one of the greatest British comics.  

RRP: £20

ISBN: 9780007266777 Hardback

RRP: £25

Fortunately, the recipients of Bogarde’s letters treasured them, enabling John Coldstream to bring together this fascinating collection of hitherto unpublished material. This collection opens up an intriguing insight to a much missed actor with acute observation and laser-like intelligence.

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ISBN: 9781846140471 Hardback

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ISBN: 9780297852414 Hardback

A Strange Eventful History Michael Holroyd

A dramatic new biography which explores the theatrical lives and loves of Ellen Terry and Henry Irving. An epic but intimate tale of two Victorian theatrical dynasties. ISBN: 9780701179878 Hardback

RRP: £25

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In Tearing Haste

The Pursuit of Laughter

Ed. Charlotte Mosley

Diana Mitford

Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire and the youngest of the six Mitford sisters, enjoyed a life-long friendship with war hero and traveller Patrick Leigh Fermor. Their letters touch on world events as well as their own extraordinary lives.

“Laughter doesn’t always mean cheerfulness,” wrote Diana Mitford. Whatever you might think of their politics and the unearned privileges of their class, the Mitford sisters chronicled the mores of their social circles like few others.

ISBN: 9780719568589 Hardback

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ISBN: 9781906142209 Hardback

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Why Do I Say These Things?

The Economist Book of Obituaries

Into Danger

Jonathan Ross

Keith Colqhoun, Ann Wroe

Fans of Ross’s many irreverent shows on radio and television will love this memoir. The man can write.

A selection of two hundred obituaries that have appeared in The Economist since 1995. Eclectic in style and choice of obituary. Not always what you might expect.  

Why are certain people attracted to danger? Adie, no stranger to danger herself, travels the world to try and answer this, meeting such people as Saddam Hussein’s food taster and Sir Richard Leakey along the way.

ISBN: 9780593060827 Hardback

RRP: £18.99

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ISBN: 9781846681073 Hardback

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Kate Adie

China Witness Xinran

The bestselling Chinese author provides a fascinating insight into the lives of China’s older generation, who have lived through war and revolution. ISBN: 9780701180393 Hardback

RRP: £20

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ISBN: 9780340933213 Hardback

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History

Fighting for the Cross

Babylon

Millennium

Pompeii

The Enemy at the Gate

Norman Housley

Ed. I. L. Finkel, M.J. Seymour

Tom Holland

Mary Beard

Andrew Wheatcroft

The Crusades as they really were for the fighting men. Contemporary accounts are used liberally to give a better sense of the range of pure emotions that the Crusaders experienced from elation to boredom, fear to disillusionment.

A comprehensive history of the famed ancient city of Babylon

Popular history at its very best. Holland looks at the year 1000 as the pivotal point when Western civilisation began to drag itself out of the Dark Ages. ISBN: 9780316732451 Hardback

Respected classicist Mary Beard paints an amazingly vivid picture of Roman life based on evidence preserved from the destruction of Pompeii in AD 79.

RRP: £25

ISBN: 9781861975164 Hardback

The turning point of nearly three hundred years of conflict between the Ottoman empire and the Central European Kingdoms, the Siege of Vienna would prove to alter the course of European history irrevocably.

ISBN: 9780714111704 Paperback

RRP: £25

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ISBN: 9780300118889 Hardback

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Travelling Heroes Robin Lane Fox

In his latest book, Robin Lane Fox follows the trail of particular ancient Greek travellers East and West around the Mediterranean to reveal how these journeys shaped their ideas of their gods and heroes. ISBN: 9780713999808 Hardback

RRP: £25

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The Tyndale Bible

Napoleon Bonaparte

Henry

The Hellfire Clubs

Florence Nightingale

William Tyndale

Sir Walter Scott

David Starkey

Evelyn Lord

Bostridge, Mark

William Tyndale was branded a heretic and eventually burnt at the stake for this translation of the Bible. This facsimile edition from the British Library is taken from one of the only two remaining copies in existence.

At last, available in a single volume and newly edited by Richard Michaelis, an in-depth study on the rise and fall of the European conqueror by Scotland’s most famous historical novelist.

A larger than life historian writing about a larger than life monarch. What could be better?

Myths surround this 18th century phenomena – where high society met and untold acts of depravity ensued. Lord moves beyond the innuendo and scandal to give an accurate portrait of the reality.

Surprisingly this is the first major biography in fifty years of one our most iconic historical figures. What we think we know is scrutinised and fresh light shone on the Lady of the Lamp.

ISBN: 9781906142216 Hardback

ISBN: 9780300116670

ISBN: 9780670874118 Hardback

ISBN: 9780712350280 Hardback

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Published November Hardback

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ISBN: 9780224073646 Hardback

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History

Becoming Queen

Bomb, Book & Compass

Tommy’s War

Kate Williams

Simon Winchester

Thomas Livingstone

After last year’s acclaimed biography of Emma Hamilton, Williams turns her hand to a little-known woman who was to have a massive impact on the future Queen Victoria. Intelligent and very readable.

The striking life of Joseph Needham, scientist, diplomat and Sinophile is told with all the panache and humanity that we have come to expect from Simon Winchester.

ISBN: 9780091794798 Hardback

RRP: £20

ISBN: 9780670913787 Hardback

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The Battlefields of the First World War

Searching for Schindler

The extraordinary diaries of a mercantile book keeper. Set in Glasgow before, during and after the First World War, Livingstone documents his life with his family, news from the front and the dramas they had to go through.

Peter Barton, Jeremy Barton

This is the extraordinary story behind the Booker winning ‘Schindler’s Ark’ and the Oscar winning ‘Schindler’s List’, and also what happened to Schindler and his wife after the war.

ISBN: 9781845298845 Hardback

RRP: £20

ISBN: 9780007280674 Hardback

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A sumptuous collection of First World War photographs. The scale and horror are represented by stunning panoramic shots; the human side by poignant individual photographs.

Thomas Keneally

ISBN: 9780340963258 Hardback

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World War Two

Our Times

The Ascent of Money

Sissinghurst

Books as History

Laurence Rees

A.N. Wilson

Niall Ferguson

Adam Nicolson

David Pearson

Accompanying a major BBC series, award-winning Laurence Rees returns with a new history of World War II. Re-examining the key decisions of Stalin, Churchill and Roosevelt, Rees reveals a devastating and surprising picture of the Soviet leader.

Completing his trilogy (The Victorians and After the Victorians being the first two books) on Modern Britain, A.N. Wilson presents the social and political scene from the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II through to the present day.

A timely history of the crucial role money has always played in world events. Ferguson’s analysis is never less than compelling.

ISBN: 9780563493358 Hardback

ISBN: 9780091796716 Hardback

Nicholson uncovers remarkable new facts about Sissinghurst’s history as a medieval manor and great 16th century house. More than just a personal biography of a family home, this is the story of taking an inheritance and steering it in a new direction.

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ISBN: 9780007240548 Hardback

This extensively illustrated book explores books from the Middle Ages to the present day to show why they are interesting beyond their texts. As important instruments for communicating information and ideas, the book provides a thought-provoking and approachable history.

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ISBN: 9780712349239 Hardback

ISBN: 9781846141065 Hardback

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The Third Reich at War Richard J. Evans

This completes the trilogy tracing the rise and fall of Hitler’s empire told by one of the foremost experts on the history of the Third Reich. ISBN: 9780713997422 Hardback

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Natural History & Science

Leviathan

A Sky Full of Starlings

Fossil Detectives

Philip Hoare

Stephen Moss

Hermione Cockburn,

The Bedside Book of the Garden

The Making of Mr. Gray’s Anatomy

Whales have an undeniable wow factor and have held a place in humankind’s imagination for centuries. Hoare places our fascination in context and uncovers the true nature of this magnificent beast.

A year in the life of ‘birder’ Stephen Moss as chronicled through the birds he saw. Wry, touching and humorous.

Douglas Palmer

Dr. D.G. Hessayon

Ruth Richardson

Experience so much of the joy and fulfilment of gardening – whether it is trivia, history, gardening highlights or extraordinary plants from the comfort of your own home.

This book tells the story of the remarkable beginnings of the ‘Doctor’s Bible’, providing insight into the lives of its creators, and reflecting the crisis of changing attitudes, medicine, class and the thirst for medical knowledge in the mid-19th century.

ISBN: 9780007230136 Hardback

ISBN: 9781845133535 Hardback

RRP: £12.99

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A really practical guide for the budding Fossil Detective. It includes a regional gazetteer of the best fossil-hunting sites, guidance on the identification of fossils as well as some of the most fascinating stories in this perennially popular field. ISBN: 9781846075773 Paperback

ISBN: 9780903505697 Hardback

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ISBN: 9780199552993 Hardback

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DARWIN

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On Space and Time Ed. Shahn Majid

Leading physicists and cosmologists such as Roger Penrose and John Polkinghorne shed light on some of the enigmatic issues that still surround space and time. ISBN: 9780521889261 Hardback

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The Age of Wonder

Evolutionary Writings

On the Origin of Species

The Beagle Letters

Darwin’s Garden

Richard Holmes

Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin

Ed. Frederick Burkhardt

Michael Boulter

Holmes earned an outstanding reputation for his biographies of Shelley and Coleridge. Here he turns his attention to the tumultuous age of scientific discovery in the 18th century with special attention given to astronomer William Herschel and chemist Humphry Davy.

If you are coming to Darwin for the first time, this is an excellent volume to introduce you to the man and his achievements – not only his autobiography but also excerpts from his other major works

Irrefutably one of the most important science books of all time, this new edition includes a discussion of his theories and early reader’s responses to the initial publication.

The voyage of the HMS Beagle had an element of Boys Own ripping yarn to it. Relive it through the letters that Darwin wrote and received throughout the journey

ISBN: 9780199219223

ISBN: 9780521898386 Hardback

Published November Paperback

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ISBN: 9780199208630

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Soon after his trip on The Beagle, Darwin moved to Down House in Kent. For the rest of his life he worked in the gardens there, experimenting and formulating his radical opinions. This is a fascinating account of one of the most significant gardens ever.

ISBN: 9780007149520 Hardback

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Published November Hardback

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Celebrate 150 years since the publication of Darwin’s “On the Origin of species” in 2009

ISBN: 9781845295998 Hardback

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The Earth After Us Jan Zalasiewicz

Suppose an alien archaeologist visited the Earth many years after the extinction of humankind. What trace would we have left behind? Geologist Zalasiewicz offers an enticing view that may change your perception about our relationship with planet Earth.

The Atlas of the Real World

The Atom and the Apple

Daniel Dorling, Mark Newman,

Bite-sized chunks of science that are made more accessible to the general reader through the author’s use of everyday life to help illuminate his arguments.

Anna Barford

ISBN: 9780199214976 Hardback

You will never look at the world in the same way again once you have basked in this intriguing collection of 366 cartograms that depict the world not by physical size but by a range of demographic indicators

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ISBN: 9780500514252 Hardback

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Sébastien Balibar

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100 Essential Things You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Know

Professor Stewart’s Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities

John D. Barrow

Ian Stewart

A gem of a book that makes mathematics and the nature of existence come to life with a staggering ‘facts per page’ ratio. Prepare to be dazzled!

A beautiful and eclectic collection of mathematical puzzles, games, facts and fun. Suited for the mathematical expert and novice alike.

ISBN: 9781847920034 Hardback

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ISBN: 9781846680649 Paperback

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Do Polar Bears Get Lonely?

Collins British Wildlife

Consider the Birds

Beechcombings

Crow Country

Paul Sterry

Colin Tudge

Richard Mabey

Mark Cocker

New Scientist, Mick O’Hare

Following on from the bestselling Why Don’t Penguin’s Feet Freeze and Does Anything Eat Wasps, another bumper selection of odd questions and odder answers from the pages of The New Scientist,

One of the UK’s leading naturalists, Paul Sterry, presents us with a comprehensive volume covering Britain’s essential wildlife. With over 3,500 beautiful photographs this will become the essential home reference guide.

Our fascinating feathered friends are given centre stage by one of our favourite science writers. Read this and you will think differently about birds, and never take them for granted again.

A celebration of the Norfolk countryside, step by step Cocker pieces together the complexities of the birds’ inner lives, the historical depth of the British relationship with the Corvids.

ISBN: 9781846681301 Paperback

ISBN: 9780007263530 Hardback

Published November Hardback

Mabey’s beautiful and lyrical history of the beech tree since it reached Britain 8,000 years ago. Covering Europe as well as Britain and many other kinds of tree other than beech; we are presented with an autobiography as well as history and natural history.

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ISBN: 9781846140976

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ISBN: 9780099485087 Paperback

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Notes from Walnut Tree Farm Roger Deakin

For fans of Wildwood and Waterlog the astute observations on man and nature from a much-missed writer and environmentalist. A fitting testimony to his life, work and passions. ISBN: 9780241144206 Hardback

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ISBN: 9781844139200 Paperback

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Cold War Modern Ed. David Crowley, Jane Pavitt

Published to accompany the major exhibition at the V&A, this is a groundbreaking study of the visual culture surrounding the Cold War. It explains the key role art and design played in representing the dominant political and social ideas of the age.

Thornton, Temple of Flora

A Lust For Window Sills

World Architecture

Britain at Play

Harry Mount

Will Pryce

W Heath Robinson

Werner Dressendorfer

A witty and engrossing look at the often overlooked architecture of England. As much social history as architectural primer, this book provides the answer to questions you never knew you had.

Almost 200 pages of classic inventions and surreal solutions to problems we didn’t know we had, this snapshot of Robinson’s take on the British character is a delight.

ISBN: 9781408700907 Hardback

This magnificent global survey celebrates the finest examples of architecture from over 2000 years of civilization. With over 350 stunning photographs and an insightful text, The Masterworks explores over eighty iconic buildings.

RRP: £12.99

ISBN: 9780500342480

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Published November Hardback

ISBN: 9781851775439 Hardback

The Temple of Flora by Robert John Thornton is one of the finest ever achievements in botanical art. This large scale facsimile contains all 35 plates, beautifully reproduced from the original, presented in a sumptuous folio.

RRP: £35

ISBN: 9783822852736 Hardback

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David Bindman, Tim Ayres, Chris Stephens

The definitive history of British art, from the 7th century to the present day. Three beautifully illustrated volumes, presented in a luxurious slipcase, trace the remarkable story of British visual culture through the ages. This is an essential resource for both specialists and enthusiasts. ISBN: 9781854378033 Hardback

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Monsters

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The Best of Punch Cartoons

Living Africa

Spirit of the Wild

Magnum Magnum

Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

Ed. Brigitte Lardinois

Gerald Scarfe, Britain’s most controversial satirical artist, is famous for his witty political cartoons. This new book, which accompanies a major exhibition at the Houses of Parliament, brings together 50 years of his exuberant political drawings.

Helen Walasek

This remarkable book documents the extraordinary wildlife, the breathtaking landscapes and the diversity of the people of Africa. Throughout this work, Bloom’s passion for the continent where he grew up is evident.

A new gift edition of the classic photography book by Steve Bloom. Over 50 unforgettable images showing wildlife in all its splendour, by one of the most brilliant photographers of the living world at work today. ISBN: 9780500514375

A new edition of the hugely acclaimed Magnum Magnum which sold out instantly on publication last year. This magnificent photographic testament to the 20th century contains over 400 superb images and represents fantastic value.

ISBN: 9781408700853 Hardback

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ISBN: 9780500514276

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ISBN: 9780500543665 Hardback

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Gerald Scarfe

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The History of British Art

ISBN: 9780715638149 Hardback

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Punch cartoons are famous for their wit, artistry and their quintessentially British character. At more than 600 pages, this is the definitive collection of cartoons from the greatest humour magazine of all. ISBN: 9781853756795 Hardback

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Magic Moments

Curiosities of Literature

Why Not Catch-21?

John Milton

The Original Frankenstein

John Sutherland

John Sutherland

Gary Dexter

Gordon Campbell, Thomas

Mary Shelley

Following his largely childhood memoir, The Boy Who Loved Books, John Sutherland considers the books (and a few films, songs and other things) which have shaped his life and which will strike a chord with many readers.

For lovers of literature and trivia, an anthology of fascinating, if largely useless, information about books and their authors. Perfect for making small talk in bookshops and libraries.

The title origins of 50 iconic books are explored in this fascinating look at a little-known aspect of literary history. Perfect bedtime reading.

N. Corns

ISBN: 9781846680786 Hardback

RRP: £12.99

The published version of Frankenstein differs substantially from the original manuscript held in The Bodleian Library. Robinson has teased out Percy Shelley’s amendments, isolating them from the story in Mary Shelley’s hand. Both texts - with and without Percy’s interventions - are presented in this edition.  

RRP: £10.99

ISBN: 9780711229259 Paperback

RRP: £7.99

ISBN: 9781905211975 Hardback

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The first biography of Milton based on original research for 40 years, taking into account recent developments in 17th century historiography and challenging some of the more commonly held views on Milton to reveal a complex literary genius. ISBN: 9780199289844 Hardback

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Handel Jonathan Keates

Now fully-updated and expanded, and brimming with fascinating historical context, this detailed biography shows that there’s more to Handel than just Messiah! ISBN: 9780224082020 Hardback

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ISBN: 9781851243969 Hardback

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The Treasures of Beethoven

Mozart’s Operas

The Rest is Noise

The Triumph of Music

Mary Hunter

Alex Ross

Tim Blanning

John Suchet

Including removable facsimile documents and a CD of extracts from his most famous works, this lavishly-illustrated volume provides the perfect introduction to the life and works of Beethoven.

From The Marriage of Figaro to Mitridate, Re di Ponto, this thoughtprovoking survey not only includes commentaries on Mozart’s operatic output, but also explores how the works are staged in opera houses today.

Already a classic, New Yorker music critic Ross’s riveting tour through the landscape of 20th century music has been one of the non-fiction highlights of the year. ISBN: 9781841154756 Hardback

This scholarly tome examines why music has progressed from its subordinate status in the early modern period to its present position of supremacy among the creative arts.

RRP: £20

ISBN: 9781846141782

ISBN: 9780233002163 Hardback

ISBN: 9780300118339 Hardback

Published December Hardback

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Soul of the Age Jonathan Bate

Acclaimed biographer of Jonathan Clare and Shakespeare scholar, Jonathan Bate examines the Elizabethan beliefs and obsessions, private passions and political intrigues that shaped and informed William Shakespeare’s mind. ISBN: 9780670914821 Hardback

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CDs

A Christmas Festival

Bach: Cantatas

Essential Carols

Classic Christmas Carols

Nativitas

John Rutter

Sir John Eliot Gardiner

Kings College Choir, Cambridge

Kings College Choir, Cambridge

The Choir of New College, Oxford

Released on the composer’s own label, Collegium, A Christmas Festival includes over a dozen of John Rutter’s new compositions in premiere recordings, as well as his own favourite seasonal works by other composers.

The latest album in John Eliot Gardiner’s Bach Pilgrimage, this album features cantatas for New Year’s Day and for the Sunday after New Year. This original instrument interpretation brings this music to its joyful best.

This two disc set is a collection of thirty nine of the best loved Christmas Carols and captures the sound of the Kings College Choir at its very best. EAN: 028947566557 CD

This disc is a perfect companion to the Kings College Essential Carols and presents some less well known but stunningly performed Christmas choral music.

RRP: £10

EAN: 5099951508623 CD

This ‘Celebration of Peace at Christmas’ is a beautiful collection of some of the more restful Christmas carols. The voices of the New College Choir are captured here at their sonorous best.

RRP: £15

EAN: 0825646179428 CD

EAN: 0040888013327 CD

EAN: 0843183015023 CD

RRP: £15

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Traditional & Modern Carols

Heavenly Harmonies

The Choir of New College, Oxford

RRP: £6

Handel: Messiah The Sixteen, Harry Christophers

This is a stunning new recording of Handel’s Messiah, the most popular oratorio ever written. Richard Wigmore of the Telegraph said “this inspiriting new performance becomes a first choice” EAN: 0828021606229 CD

RRP: £18

A new re-issue of favourite carols from the Choir of New College Oxford with Edward Higginbottom. EAN: 5055031399512 CD

RRP: £6

Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier

Threshold Of Night

Monteverdi: L’Orfeo

Tarik O’Regan

La Venexiana

This recording of music by William Byrd and Thomas Tallis has gained massive critical acclaim since it’s release in March and is notable for its “staggeringly beautiful singing” (Sunday Times).

Angela Hewitt

EAN: 0093046746360 CD

EAN: 0034571142913 CD

Threshold of Night presents a selection of new works for voices and strings by Tarik O’Regan, Written since O’Regan’s 2004 move to New York, these compositions reflect the cultural plurality of today’s urban environment. EAN: 0093046749064 CD

Gramophone Award winning recording of what is generally acknowledged to be the first ‘real opera’, in a performance which attempts to recreate the conditions at the first performance. Luxuriously produced in book-form in a limited edition.

RRP: £12

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Stile Antico

RRP: £15

Angela Hewitt has, in recent years, become the pre eminent interpreter of Bach on the piano. This new critically acclaimed recording has raised the bar yet again. RRP: £22

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Missa Benedicta; Antiennes Votives

Handel: As Steals The Morn

Nicholas Ludford

Mark Padmore

This is another award winning recording from director Edward Higginbottom and the New College Choir of Oxford. Ludford is little known today but was considered one of the most innovative composers in early Tudor England.

Mark Padmore’s singing of Handel is beautiful and heartfelt, his vocal never overstretched and the balance with the English Concert shows a mutual understanding honed on the concert platform.

Versailles - 200 Years of Music

Tudor Church Music Volume One

Tudor Church Music Volume Two

The Tallis Scholars

The Tallis Scholars

Peter Philips and the Tallis Scholars have earned a reputation for thrilling recordings of English choral music of the renaissance, and these two recordings show them at their best.

EAN: 0093046742225 CD

Thoroughly researched, carefully put together, beautifully played and recorded, this is a fascinating and hugely enjoyable musical journey through 17th and 18th century French musical culture.

RRP: £16

EAN: 5425008376523 CD

RRP: £15

These two sets of CDs give a generous survey of English Tudor Church music. “Of all the polyphony we have recorded, this early English style with its dazzling high treble parts and luminous sonorities is, for me, as good as it gets.”(Peter Philips)

EAN: 3383510002069 CD

EAN: 0755138120921 CD

RRP: £60

EAN: 0755138121027 CD

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Bellini: La Sonnambula

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas

Handel: Operas

Handel: Oratorios

Cecilia Bertoli

Murray Perahia

René Jacobs

René Jacobs

Two of today’s greatest operatic stars, Cecilia Bartoli and Juan-Diego Florez, together for the first time in this the most complete recording yet of Bellini’s bel canto masterpiece. One of the opera events of 2008.

This year classical fans have been spoilt for first class interpretations of Beethoven’s piano works. Here Murray Perahia performs these sonatas with his usual measured panache and brilliance.

Another in the series of luxury boxes produced for the Harmonia Mundi 250th Handel Anniversary celebrations. This features the oratorios Saul and The Messiah.

EAN: 0886973264621 CD

Beautifully packaged set of three of Handel’s greatest operas, Rinaldo, Giulio Cesare and Flavio. These recordings are amongst the finest available versions of these operas, and were previously only available at full price.

EAN: 0028947810841 CD

RRP: £15

EAN: 0794881893027 CD

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EAN: 0794881893126 CD

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Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 5 David Zinman, Zurich Tonnhalle Orchestra

This is the latest in David Zinman’s revelatory Mahler symphony cycle and is the best so far. This clearly detailed and insightful interpretation sheds new light on this masterpiece and is a must for Mahler fans.

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Volume 4 Paul Lewis

This three disc set is the final instalment of Paul Lewis’s award winning recording of the complete Beethoven sonatas. This set, comprising sonatas no 5,6,15,19,30 and 31 deservedly won the Gramophone Award for Record of the Year 2008. EAN: 0794881868322 CD

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EAN: 886973145029 CD

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Fiction

The Red House Mystery

The Widows of Eastwick

Doors Open

The Comfort of Saturdays

Firmin

A.A. Milne

John Updike

Ian Rankin

Alexander McCall Smith

Sam Savage

A classic mystery written before Pooh and Piglet, this is Milne’s only detective story. Secret passages, a mysterious valet, uninvited guests and a puzzling murder make for a perfect, witty whodunit.

The long-awaited sequel to The Witches of Eastwick is finally here. Alexandra, Jane and Sukie, now widows, decide to quit travelling and head back to Eastwick. Unfortunately for them there are still people there who haven’t forgotten what happened last time...

Rankin’s first standalone thriller since finishing his Rebus series. A chance is given to a man to commit the perfect crime. Will he get away with it? Set in Edinburgh this refreshing crime caper will leave any Rankin fan wanting more. ISBN: 9780752890708 Hardback

This is the fifth instalment in the Sunday Philosophy Club series. Isabel, the reluctant sleuth, is drawn into a case of miscarriage of justice toward a doctor. Surely she has enough to do with a new born son, the deli, Eddie and a mysterious composer?

The delightful novel of Firmin, a lonely rat that learns to read. A dark, comic, adult tale of unrequited love, the power of books and life-affirming lessons. Written with gentle humour and tenderness, Firmin will surely find a way into your heart.

RRP: £18.99

ISBN: 9780099521266 Published November Hardback

RRP: £10

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ISBN: 9780241144275 Hardback

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ISBN: 9781408700655 Hardback

ISBN: 9780297854586 Hardback

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The Act of Love

From A to X

Man in the Dark

Howard Jacobson

John Berger

Paul Auster

Jacobson’s new novel tells the story of Felix Quinn - a man who discovers early on in his marriage that the thing he most desires is watching his wife in the arms of other men. Shocking, perverse, and ultimately, very moving.

Another slender and delicate novella from Auster. Our hero, an ageing author, cannot sleep - so he plots out a novel, whose hero must kill the creator of his world...

ISBN: 9780224086097 Hardback

From A to X is a powerful exploration of how humanity affirms itself in struggle: imagining a community which, besieged by economic and military imperialism, finds transcendent hope in the pain, vulnerability and sorrow of daily existence.

RRP: £17.99

ISBN: 9781844672882 Hardback

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A Most Wanted Man John Le Carré

The master does it again. A superb thriller about the troublesome mixture of politics and religion and how some people can give up so much in the cause of justice. ISBN: 9780340977064 Hardback

RRP: £18.99

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Indignation Fine Just the Way it is Annie Proulx

An excellent new collection of short stories from the Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Shipping News and Brokeback Mountain. Fine Just The Way It Is marks Proulx’s return to the Wyoming of Brokeback Mountain and its familiar cast of hardy, unsentimental prairie folk. ISBN: 9780007269730 Hardback

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Philip Roth

Roth’s twenty-ninth book tells the story of a young man’s education in life’s terrifying chances and bizarre obstructions. It’s a story of inexperience, intellectual resistance, sexual discovery and error. And signals a departure from the haunted narratives of old age and experience of his most recent novels. ISBN: 9780224085137 Hardback

RRP: £16.99

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Fiction

The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein

Bones of the Hills

Liver

The Private Patient

All Our Worldly Goods

Conn Iggulden

Will Self

P.D. James

Irène Némirovsky

Peter Ackroyd

The third in the Conqueror series following the epic story of Ghenghis Khan. Through compelling storytelling Iggulden weaves the tale of Khan’s ambition, power and exhilarating conquests. ISBN: 9780007201785 Hardback

A new collection of four short stories from a master wordsmith. Each story features a liver, in various states of decay and disease and moves from a Soho drinking club to a subterranean Kensington flat to Zurich.

RRP: £18.99

ISBN: 9780670889976 Hardback

A journalist has thoughts of beginning a new life after a facial operation and convalescing at a beautiful Dorset manor. However, she was never to leave Cheverell Manor alive. Inspector Dalgliesh is called in and his problems only escalate when he is confronted with another death to complicate his investigation. This is a wonderful treat for Dalgliesh fans.

Spanning the Edwardian period to Nazi occupied France; this is a fascinating story of family life encompassing heartbreak and drama when lovers Pierre and Agnes marry much against his parents’ wishes provoking a long-standing family feud affecting each generation.

The terrifyingly prolific novelist, historian and bon viveur returns with a new take on the birth of Frankenstein – the man, the myth and the creation. The histories of London, Shelley and Frankenstein himself are combined to chilling effect. ISBN: 9780701182953 Hardback

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ISBN: 9780701182137 Hardback

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SIGNED A Partisan’s Daughter

Enchantress of Florence

Louis De Bernières

Salman Rushdie

ISBN: 9781846552243 Hardback £100

ISBN: 9780224086028 Hardback £100

Deaf Sentence

Home

David Lodge ISBN: 9781846552304 Hardback

The Beacon

£100

The White Tiger

Susan Hill

Aravind Adiga

A story of a family torn inside out when one of the brothers publishes his misery memoir which results in the family being dragged into the media spotlight. But is he really telling the truth?

This stunning, Man Booker winning, debut novel from Aravind Adiga; reveals the cravings of the rich and the desperate plight of the poor. This is an unsentimental and satirical look at modern globalised India.

ISBN: 9780701183400 Hardback

A new series of highly collectable, beautifully produced limited editions from Blackwell. Only 100 copies have been produced of each title, all of which are signed by the author on a limitation page and numbered. The books themselves have been printed on 100gsm Cream Matt paper, producing a clear and luxurious text. Sewn bindings, cloth quarter-binding and a bookmark combine to create a book that will last a lifetime. Housed in a handsome cloth-covered slipcase, this volume is a glorious addition to any shelf.

This autumn’s premier literary novel, Robinson’s eagerly anticipated follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize winning Gilead. Home takes up the story of the wayward son Jack who, after decades away, returns reluctantly home. ISBN: 9781844085491 Hardback

RRP: £16.99

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ISBN: 9781843547204 Hardback

RRP: £10

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Marilynne Robinson

blackwell collectors library

RRP: £12.99

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Tess of the D’Urbervilles

Brideshead Revisited

Thomas Hardy

Evelyn Waugh

Complete and unabridged reading of Thomas Hardy’s classic, vividly bought to life by the acclaimed actor Peter Firth. Running time: 14 hours.

The ultimate Charles Ryder, Jeremy Irons, reads this complete and unabridged version of Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited. Irons’ sombre tones perfectly capture Charles’ loss of innocence and love for Julia and Sebastian’s descent. Running time: 14 hours

ISBN: 9781408406762 CD

RRP: £30

Blackwell price: £25

The Return of Sherlock Holmes Collection

Little Dorrit

Arthur Conan Doyle

This full Radio 4 dramatisation brings us Dickens’ evocative Victorian London. Brilliantly interpreting Dickens’ work to convey the full sense of humility and social indictment ,that runs so richly throughout the novel. Running time: 5 hours.

Charles Dickens

ISBN: 9781408400944 CD

12 classics stories are included in this great collection with Clive Merrison starring as Holmes and Michael Williams as Watson. 12 hours of classic sleuthing will get you through the long winter evenings! Running Time: 12 hours.

RRP: £25

ISBN: 9781408400319 CD

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ISBN: 9781408409558 CD

Dirk Gently The Long Dark Tea-time of the Soul Douglas Adams

Series two of Douglas Adams’ great detective Dirk Gently. Taken from the full dramatisation as featured on Radio 4. Running time: 3 hours. ISBN: 9781405687553 Published November CD

RRP: £15.99

Blackwell price: £13.99

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Summoned by Bells John Betjeman

The late great Poet Laureate reads his classic poetic autobiography. Spanning his childhood in Highgate, though his years at Oxford to his early career. Running time: 2 hours. ISBN: 9781408400739 CD

RRP: £12.99

Blackwell price: £10.99

Talking Heads

Alan Bennett: The Diaries

Alistair Cooke’s Letters from America

America Empire of Liberty

Noel Coward: An Audio Biography

Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett

Alistair Cooke

David Reynolds

Sheridan Morley

Slipcase, containing the complete collection of Bennett’s magnificent monologues. Read by either the dramatist himself or one of Britain’s leading actors and actresses including Patricia Routledge and Thora Hird. Running time: 6 hours.

4 glorious hours of Bennett reading from his best selling diaries! As you would expect they include all of his trademark humour, dry wit and deep pathos. Running time: 4 hours.

Corresponding with the 2008 election and the centenary of Cooke’s birth; this collection of ‘letters’ from five of the US Presidential Elections he witnessed offer the expected wisdom and wit and are, of course, deeply informative. Running Time: 1 hour.

The first volume of the collected episodes of David Reynolds landmark series from Radio 4. Exploring the paradoxes of America’s history through the voices of those who were there. Running time: 6 hours.

Sir Laurence Olivier, Lord Mountbatten and Joyce Carey are just some of the voices heard playing tribute to the theatre great. Extracts of interviews with Coward are linked into the tributes by Sheridan Morley. Running time: 3 hours.

ISBN: 9781405688741 CD

RRP: £25

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ISBN: 9781405688734 CD

RRP: £20

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ISBN: 9781408409534 CD

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Blackwell price: £6.99

ISBN: 9781405677806 Published November CD

RRP: £25

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ISBN: 9781408400746 CD

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Humphrey Lyttelton

Last Chorus

Lyttelton’s Britain

Humphrey Lyttelton

Humphrey Lyttelton,

The Doings of Hamish and Dougal

A collection of writings, photographs and letters from the full and fascinating life of Humph - very fine jazzman and chairman of the funniest programme the BBC ever has - or will - produce. We are still in mourning.

Iain Pattinson

Graeme Garden, Barry Cryer

ISBN: 9781906217181 Hardback

RRP: £18.99

Blackwell price: £15.99

If, like all right-thinking people, you are in mourning for Chairman Humph, then this book will provide at least a little solace. Treat yourself or someone you love (so long as they love Humph quite a lot). ISBN: 9781848091078 Hardback

Don’t even think about reading this if you haven’t had your tea. If you have though then tuck into this as well. You won’t regret it. ISBN: 9781848090231 Hardback

I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue: Chairman Humph Stephen Fry presents a fitting tribute to the much loved Chairman ISBN: 9781408426012 Published November CD

RRP: £8.99

I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue: Humph in Wonderland The “I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue” team present their unique take on “Alice in Wonderland” in this BBC Radio 4 special. ISBN: 9781408426005

RRP: £16.99

Published November CD

Blackwell price: £13.99

RRP: £8.99

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I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue: Mornington Crescent This is the most definitive and complete guide ever produced on one of radio’s most popular and enigmatic games!

Hamish and Dougal, You’ll Have Had Your Tea

ISBN: 9781846071959 CD

Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer play the two elderly Scotsman, Hamish and Dougal, that originally featured in I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue.

RRP: £12.99

ISBN: 9780563496984 CD

Hamish and Dougal, You’ll Have Had Your Tea (Series 2) Another helping from the spin off duo with regular guests Alison Steadman and Jeremy Hardy. ISBN: 9780563510598 CD

RRP: £12.99

I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue (v.1)

I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue (v. 10)

The first collection of ISIHAC with the original line-up, including Willie Rushton.

The latest collection available from the ISIHAC team.

ISBN: 9780563536796 CD

RRP: £12.99

RRP: £12.99

ISBN: 9781405677738 CD

I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue Choose from a selection of classic episodes from the “antidote to panel games”, featuring all the classic games from Morning Crescent to the new definitions from the Uxbridge Dictionary. Of course there are the sweet sweet tones of Jeremy Hardy’s singing and all presented and made unforgettable by the great Humph! ISBN: 9780563529705 CD

RRP: £12.99

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Maps of My Life

Little People in the City

QI Advanced Banter

How to Avoid Huge Ships

In Fact

Guy Browning

Slinkachu

Stephen Fry, John Lloyd,

Joel Rickett

Prospect, Tom Nuttall

“Travel” memoir from the popular Guardian columnist, mining his eccentric and peripatetic upbringing - peopled with unforgettable relatives, friends and, heaven forbid, a few non-friends. Plus maps.

Surreal humour with a touch of melancholy, Slinkachu is a street-artist who leaves little handpainted people in the bustling city to fend for themselves. Must be seen to be appreciated.

John Mitchinson

A great Christmas fact book to astound friends and family. Did you know that peanuts are an ingredient of dynamite? Or that Lauren Bacall and Shimon Perez are first cousins? All this and much more.

ISBN: 9780224082723 Hardback

RRP: £10

A celebration of the barmy side of publishing, featuring the winners and runners up of the Oddest Book Title of the Year Prize, this book offers us such delights as People Who Don’t Know They are Dead and Greek Rural Postmen. ISBN: 9781845133214 Hardback

RRP: £12.99

ISBN: 9780752226644 Hardback

RRP: £12.99

Far more than just a book of witty quotations, this is an attempt to separate the wheat from the chaff. Succinct, considered and targeted, this selection of musings on many subjects will enlighten and entertain. ISBN: 9780571233724 Hardback

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ISBN: 9781848090026 Hardback

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The Mighty Book of Boosh Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding

Featuring all the surreal wildly creative humour we’ve come to expect from The Mighty Boosh - touring the country now! ISBN: 9781847673220 Hardback

RRP: £19.99

Blackwell price: £15.99

You’re Only Young Twice!

Dear Customer Services

I Used to Know That

Terry Ravenscroft

Caroline Taggart

Quentin Blake

Combining his trademark humour with a sly nod at the megalomania of global corporations, giving everyone who’s ever had a reason to dislike the big companies a big laugh at their expense!

For many years Blake has been entertaining children but for the first time he has illustrated a humane and extremely funny book for his own generation. Perfect for those who are sixty or over. ISBN: 9781842708569 Hardback

RRP: £9.99

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ISBN: 9781843172963 Paperback

RRP: £6.99

Remember, Remember (The Fifth of November)

My Grammar and I (Or Should That be ‘Me’?)

A light-hearted and informative reminder of all the things that we learnt in school but have since become relegated to the backs of our minds; featuring hundreds of important snippets of wisdom, facts, theories, equations, phrases, rules and sayings.

Judy Parkinson

Caroline Taggart, J. A. Wines

A history of Britain in bitesized chunks. Like all the best stories it is one of blood, death, love, sex and betrayal, yet also a tale of courage, honour, pride, skill, invention, endurance and, sometimes, just pure luck!

ISBN: 9781843173090 Hardback

ISBN: 9781843173199 Hardback

Taking you on a witty tour of the English language, through a veritable minefield of rules and conditions for the grammatically unaware, and highlighting the common pitfalls that every English language user faces.

RRP: £9.99

ISBN: 9781843173106 Hardback

RRP: £9.99

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Food & Drink

Venezia

Nigella Christmas

Cooking for Friends

What to Eat Now

Ripailles

Tessa Kiros

Nigella Lawson

Gordon Ramsay

Valentine Warner

Stéphane Reynard

Tessa Kiros shows the magic and the charm of the famous Italian city of Venice. She embroiders the recipes of this city of canals, bridges and carnivals with her own unique colours and threads. ISBN: 9781741962413

The ultimate glittering gift for oneself or for family and friends. 150 easy-to-follow recipes and reassuring advice about planning and cooking ahead for the big day of festive eating. This book will surely become a perennial favourite.

Gordon shares the dishes that he loves to cook (and eat) when he’s off duty with his family in his latest cookbook with over 100 recipes. With the emphasis on simplicity for stunning results, the majority of the recipes are short and easy to cook.

Warner serves up some delicious-looking recipes for autumn and winter using seasonal British produce. He charts the growth of his favourite foods from tiny seeds to fully grown foods. Accompanies the BBC TV series.

Ripailles is gorgeously designed and is bursting with full-colour photographs and unique illustrations. Beautifully written recipes which explore the roots of French cuisine. More than just a cookbook - it’s a treasure to keep and adore.

Published January ’09 Hardback

ISBN: 9780701183226 Hardback

ISBN: 9780007267033 Hardback

ISBN: 9781845334505 Hardback

ISBN: 9781741962345 Hardback

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Curry The Executive Chef of London’s famous Cinnamon Club presents a selection of favourite recipes, both classic and contemporary. Mouthwatering.

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The Clatter of Forks and Spoons

Cooking in a Bedsitter

Roman Cookery

Katharine Whitehorn

Mark Grant

Richard Corrigan

From 1961 this book accompanied a generation of young people as they took their first steps to freedom from the family home. No “getting on the housing ladder” then - a bedsit was all we aspired to and this was required reading.

Our images of Roman culinary life may be all orgies and banquets, but this book shows another side – the everyday recipes and ingredients used by an average citizen, updated for modern kitchens.

Hugh Johnson

ISBN: 9781897959602 Paperback

ISBN: 9781845334208 Hardback

RRP: £20

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Cookbook, memoir and paean to the pleasures of traditional British and Irish food by Richard Corrigan, owner and head chef at the Michelin starred Lindsay House in Soho. ISBN: 9780007248902 Hardback

RRP: £25

Blackwell price: £20

ISBN: 9781844085682 Paperback

RRP: £9.99

With more than 6,000 wines and information on growers, regions and vintages, this is the best and most up-to-date concise book for wine enthusiasts everywhere.

Vivek Singh

The Full English Cassoulet Richard Mabey

Food memoir, meditation on food and practical cookbook using local ingredients, written by the celebrated naturalist and author of the classic book Food for Free. ISBN: 9780701182533 Hardback

RRP: £16.99

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ISBN: 9781904573883 Hardback

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The Roads to Santiago

Stephen Fry in America

Derry Brabbs

Stephen Fry

Christopher Winn

The stunning architecture and environment of the pilgrim city of Santiago de Compostela are shown in all their magnificence in this wonderful illustrated volume from renowned landscape photographer Derry Brabs.

Accompanying the TV series, Fry journeys across America in his London Taxicab, meeting locals, visiting landmarks and bringing to life the eccentricities and diversity of a land and its people.

An inspirational anthology of 26 real-life stories from Lonely Planet, which gives ideas for travelling the world by any means other than flying. A must for travellers concerned about their carbon footprint.

ISBN: 9780007266340 Hardback

ISBN: 9781741790757 Paperback

ISBN: 9780711227064 Hardback

RRP: £20

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The English in all their bizarre, quirky glory that will entertain, delight and enlighten. Cheese rolling anyone? ISBN: 9780091926731 Hardback

RRP: £9.99

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Blackwell price: £25

Flightless

First Ascent Stephen Venables

Blackwell price: £16

Chronicling the adventures of the very first pioneers of rock-climbing and mountaineering, Venables relays the stories of triumph and adversity which paved the way for future generations of climbers. Illustrated with stunning contemporary photography. ISBN: 9781844035960 Hardback

RRP: £25

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Connemara Tim Robinson

The folklore, nature and geography of this unique part of Ireland are further explored in the second volume of the author’s trilogy. As with the first volume the empathy, connectedness and brilliant writing style shine through ISBN: 9781844881550 Hardback

RRP: £20

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On Holiday

Ghost Train to the Eastern Star

McKie’s Gazetteer

The Duchesses

Morris Minor

David McKie

Andrew Roden

Martin Wainwright

Using predominantly amateur photographs from family albums alongside postcards, publicity material and a range of ephemera from the Edwardian era to the 1970s, On Holiday explores every aspect of holidays in days gone by.

Paul Theroux

A collection of stories of the localities and landmarks of Britain, the highlights of a lifetime exploring the byways of the country’s hidden history.

Enjoy this history of one of Britain’s best-loved cars, the ‘Moggy’. Strange to recollect that it served as the car of choice for the Police many years ago...

ISBN: 9781843546542 Hardback

Steam trains have made a bit of a comeback this year – dads and granddads will go misty-eyed at the evocative names from the greatest steam locomotives ever to have graced this land.

RRP: £30

ISBN: 9781845133696

ISBN: 9780749558048 Hardback

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Published January ’09 Hardback

Paul Atterbury

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Paul Theroux once again sets out on a railway journey through the East, travelling overland through Eastern Europe - an absorbing and beautifully written follow-up to The Great Railway Bazaar. ISBN: 9780241142530 Hardback

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ISBN: 9781845133788 Hardback

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Children’s Classics & Collections

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A Bear Called Paddington Michael Bond

This exquisite, full colour edition celebrates Paddington’s 50th Anniversary. Together with previously unpublished artwork by the original illustrator, this is a wonderful addition to any bookshelf. ISBN: 9780007282418

RRP: £14.99

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Bambert’s Book of Missing Stories

Hansel and Gretel

How the Whale Became

Michael Morpurgo,

Ted Hughes

Reinhardt Jung, Emma Chichester Clark

Emma Chichester Clark

Ted Hughes’ creation myths are brought together in this beautiful edition with magical illustrations by Jackie Morris. A book to cherish.

Chichester-Clark’s sumptuous illustrations bring to life the tale of Bambert, a lonely storyteller who one day sets his stories free attached to balloons. All but one returns with tales of their own - but what has happened to the missing story?

Bestselling author Michael Morpurgo produces an unforgettable retelling of this classic fairy tale. Celebrated illustrator Emma Chichester-Clark adds a haunting beauty to this new edition

ISBN: 9781845079284 Paperback

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ISBN: 9781406304176 Hardback

The Wonderful World of Winnie-the-Pooh Beautiful novelty book featuring the much loved bear and his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood. With intricate pop-ups and lively illustrations, this is a great gift for collectors and new fans alike. ISBN: 9781405241892 Hardback

RRP: £17.99

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ISBN: 9781405236409 Hardback

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Brian Wildsmith’s Favourite Fables

Tiger Who Came to Tea Pop Up

The World of Rupert

Brian Wildsmith

Judith Kerr

This edition, containing five of the most treasured fables of La Fontaine, is really brought to life by Brian Wildsmith’s beautiful and expressive illustrations. ISBN: 9780192755490 Paperback

This classic story about Sophie’s unexpected and very hungry dinner guest is retold in a fantastic pop up format with original illustrations and text - 40 years on and it’s still a favourite!

This collector’s album of classic Rupert stories will appeal to long time fans as well as children who are new to Rupert. It contains traditional illustrations by Alfred Bestall.

RRP: £14.99

ISBN: 9780007275441 Hardback

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My Naughty Little Sister

We Are All Born Free

Dorothy Edwards

Amnesty International

ISBN: 9781405240246 Hardback

Beautifully illustrated by Shirley Hughes and with a biography of Dorothy Edwards, this treasury contains a selection of stories about the funny and mischievous naughty little sister!

RRP: £12.99

ISBN: 9781405242288 Hardback

This wonderful book celebrates the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Human Rights - each article is illustrated by the likes of Axel Scheffler, Debi Gliori and Satoshi Kitamura with a foreword by David Tenant and John Boyne.

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Boxen C. S. Lewis, W. H. Lewis

Boxen is an imaginary land created by C.S. Lewis and his brother as children. A beautifully presented classic gift for fans of this enchanting author, marks the centenary of the very first Boxen manuscript. ISBN: 9780007260751 Hardback

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ISBN: 9781845076504 Hardback

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Toys & Games

Green Science Dynamo Torch

Green Science Windmill Generator

Turn a simple toy motor into a generator that converts hand motion into electrical energy and powers a light bulb. No battery - no pollution! (Age 8+)

Build this amazing wind generator and learn about renewable energy. Watch the LED glow as it is powered by free energy from the wind. No batteries required! Help save the planet by recycling a plastic bottle to support your wind generator. (Age 8+)

ISBN: 4893156032638

RRP: £10

Cosmic Rocket

Cosmic Jet Racer

Robut Duck

Cause cosmic commotion! Shoot this rocket up to 50 feet in the air using common household ingredients. (Age 14+)

Bring out the jet racer in your little scientist and have cosmic competitions! (Age 7+)

ISBN: 4893156032355

RRP: £10

Construct your very own duck. Fun to build and easy to assemble - this kit is a hands-on way to grasp the skills of basic robotics. Requires 2 x AA batteries (not included). (Age 8+)

ISBN: 4893156032348

RRP: £10

ISBN: 4893156039071

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ISBN: 4893156032676

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Green Science Soda Can Robug Rumer Godden

Recycle a soda can and turn it into a cool robotic buzzing bag! (Ages 8+) ISBN: 4893156032669 Published November

RRP: £10

Electric Plane Launcher

Buzz Wire System

Finger Print Kit

Top Secret Intruder Alarm

Gold Mining

Blow them away with the Electric Plane Launcher, a cool gift that shoots planes at an astonishing 50 kilometres an hour! (Age 14+)

Test your skills under pressure and learn how to complete an electric circuit. (Age 8+)

This detective’s kit contains all you need to find and record fingerprints just like a professional. (Age 8+)

ISBN: 4893156032324

ISBN: 4893156032485

RRP: £10

RRP: £10

Learn the science of connecting an electric circuit by constructing your own door buzzer; with the added benefit of stopping intruders getting into your room... It’s cool and fun! (Age 8+)

Dig and excavate natural pyrite nuggets, nicknamed ‘Fool’s Gold’. Study them with a magnifying glass, mount them on the certificate of authenticity or put them inside a treasure pouch and send as a gift. It’s a fun geological excavation kit. (Age 8+)

ISBN: 4893156039064

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ISBN: 4893156032461

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ISBN: 4893156032591

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Picture Books

Gruffalo Pop-up Theatre Book

Miki

The Foggy Foggy Forest

Peanut

The Star-Faced Crocodile

Stephen Mackey

Nick Sharratt

David Lucas

David Melling

Julia Donaldson

One of the bestselling picture books of all time is given a new dimension in this pop-up theatre book. Children can act out the story on the specially crafted stage or create their own Gruffalo story.

A brand new talent from the fine art world, Stephen Mackey’s lavishly rich illustrations tell the story of three friends’ survival in a land far, far away. A beautiful book to treasure and enjoy time and time again.

If you stumble into the Foggy, Foggy Forest you will find all your favourite fairytale characters. From a fairy queen on a trampoline to the three bears on picnic chairs, this is a terrific book to read aloud to young children.

Reminiscent of the story of Chicken Licken, Peanut tells the story of a tiny monkey, terrified of the world around him. This is a magical story about bravery and the value of friendship. ISBN: 9781406310283 Hardback

The star-faced crocodile and the bear with the banjo teach us about friendship and living in harmony with nature. Beautiful watercolour illustrations in Melling’s distinctive style bring that added touch of magic.

ISBN: 9780230531796

ISBN: 9780340950647 Hardback

ISBN: 9781406303377 Hardback

RRP: £10.99

ISBN: 9780340930465 Hardback

Published November

RRP: £10.99

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RRP: £15.99

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The Arrival

Stick Man

Shaun Tan

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The Story Blanket

The Baby in the Hat

Julia Donaldson

Ferida Wolff, Harriet May Savitz

Allan Ahlberg, André Amstutz

Commander Nova’s Popup Alien Space Station

Effortlessly talented Shaun Tan brings us another classic, the story of a refugee. Told with no words, just stunning illustrations, this tale is both relevant and moving by the author of The Lost Thing and The Red Tree.

Cracking fun from the Donaldson/Scheffler team, Stick Man tries desperately to make his way home. Tackling an over-friendly dog, nest-building birds and a fearsome fire - it’s a long journey back to the family tree.

A beautiful and lyrical tale about sharing with others which tells the story of Babba Zarrah, the village storyteller, and what she does with her treasured story blanket when she learns the villagers are in need of new clothes.

What could be more enchanting than a romance that begins when a baby girl falls into a hat? Follow the boy that saves her as he becomes a man.

ISBN: 9780340969939 Hardback

ISBN: 9781407106175 Hardback

ISBN: 9781842706947 Hardback

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Steve Cox

ISBN: 9780744581362 Hardback

Do not miss this brilliant interactive spaceship and book that will enchant children of all ages. Nick Nova will take you on a cosmic adventure!

RRP: £10.99

ISBN: 9781405091022

Blackwell price: £8.99

RRP: £14.99

The Great Paper Caper Oliver Jeffers

Something is amiss in the forest and it’s up to the quirky forest inhabitants to get to the bottom of the mystery. A hilarious whodunit from a hugely talented author and illustrator. ISBN: 9780007182299 Hardback

RRP: £11.99

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Young Fiction

Ottoline Goes to School

Little Leap Forward

Chris Riddell

Guo Yue, Clare Farrow

The second imaginative and funny story of Ottoline, a young girl who leads a very unusual life with her hairy friend Mr Munroe. Together they embark on a big adventure at the Alice B Smoth School for the Differently Gifted.

A haunting tale of growing up in China brought together with beautiful watercolour illustrations. This book conveys a rich tapestry of Chinese culture to a new audience.

ISBN: 9781405050586 Hardback

ISBN: 9781846861130 Hardback

RRP: £9.99

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Madame Pamplemousse and Her Incredible Edibles Rupert Kingfisher

Young Madeleine is miserable working for her ghastly uncle in his horrible restaurant until she comes across Madame Pamplemouse and her wonderful shop. A culinary fairytale of food, friendship and magic. ISBN: 9780747592310 Hardback

The Lying Carpet

The Boy in the Dress

David Lucas

David Walliams

A witty and enduring story on the virtue of truth and standing up for what you believe in told in a playful way through the distinctive and eccentric characters - a marble statue and a tiger skin rug.

Co-creator of Little Britain, Walliam’s debut children’s novel is a witty and charming story about what happens when an ordinary boy does something extraordinary. Illustrated throughout by the artistic genius that is Quentin Blake.

ISBN: 9781842704417 Hardback

RRP: £9.99

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ISBN: 9780007279036 Hardback

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Hello Tilly Polly Dunbar

Introducing a series of loveable characters, Polly Dunbar has written and illustrated a delightful story to entertain young readers. ISBN: 9781406309065 Hardback

RRP: £9.99

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Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear

Alien Invasion!

Little Plum

The Battle for Christmas

Stone Goblins

Michael Morpurgo

Rumer Godden

Jeremy Strong

Tommy Donbavand

Andy Stanton

A charming series of adventures for younger readers, featuring a family of all sorts of animals that live in the farmyard behind the tumble-down barn on Mudpuddle Farm! RRP: £4.99

ISBN: 9780330452137

Can Ellie and Max save Christmas for the world - or will they be arrested for being mince spies? This is the first book in a new series about the Cosmic Pyjamas. They’re magical and they’re dangerous. You have been warned!

This is the first in a great new series from David Melling. Saggypant and Seapage are stone goblins, but unfortunately not very good at collecting stones…

ISBN: 9780007275137 Paperback

When Gem moves into The House Next Door, Nona and Belinda think she’s stuck up and vow to have nothing to do with her. But the beautiful Japanese doll in her window soon attracts their attention… Published November Paperback

ISBN: 9780141324630 Paperback

RRP: £4.99

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Mr. Gum returns in the fifth shamelessly hilarious book. It’s a rollicker! It’s a frolicker! It’s a funtime sun-time yollicker! ISBN: 9781405241793 Paperback

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9+ fiction

Hazel’s Phantasmagoria The Graveyard Book

A Finder’s Magic

Neil Gaiman

Philippa Pearce

A wildly imaginative and gripping novel about a young boy called Bod. Brought up by ghosts and ghouls having escaped the clutches of a dastardly murderer, can Bod continue to hide forever?

Published posthumously, this is a beautiful and gentle story by the author of Tom’s Midnight Garden. Bringing to life many wonderful creatures from the countryside who together help a young boy called Till find his beloved dog Bess.

ISBN: 9780747569015 Hardback

RRP: £12.99

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Leander Deeny

Hazel’s holiday at her terrifying Aunt’s home turns into a nightmare - a living nightmare. With a band of mixed-up animals, Hazel helps conjure up frightening dreams of the unknown. You’ll be dreaming long after you turn the last page...... ISBN: 9781847244239 Hardback

ISBN: 9781406309225 Hardback

RRP: £9.99

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Kaspar Prince of Cats

Pip: The Story of Olive

Michael Morpurgo

Kim Kane

Multi award-winning author Michael Morpurgo is back with a thoroughly entertaining adventure featuring Kaspar, the only cat to survive the sinking of the Titanic. ISBN: 9780007266999 Hardback

Olive just doesn’t seem to fit in at school and life at home isn’t easy either until Pip comes along and changes everything. This is a spirited and warm-hearted story about learning to be yourself.

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ISBN: 9780385613309 Hardback

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Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox

The Savage

Cookie

Cosmic

By Royal Command

David Almond

Jacqueline Wilson

Frank Cottrell Boyce

Charlie Higson

Eoin Colfer

Blue is writing a story about the Savage. Soon the Savage becomes real as the story gets a life of its own. Blue starts to wonder where he ends and the Savage begins. David McKean’s amazing artwork perfectly complements this part-novel part-comic.

Focussing on the trials and tribulations of Beauty Cookson, a plain, timid girl with a controlling father. She and her mother decide to break free and start a new life at the seaside. Another winning story from the nation’s favourite author.

This story centres on a quirky 11 year old called Liam who desperately wants to compete with the big boys at school. An immensely enjoyable story, appealing to any reader looking for something a little different. ISBN: 9781405054645 Hardback

Set to be the most exciting Young Bond adventure yet - James is forced to flee to Austria when he finds himself in the middle of a deadly war of secrets and lies - can James save his country from a deadly plot to unleash bloodshed and mayhem?

ISBN: 9781406308150 Hardback

ISBN: 9780385613972 Hardback

RRP: £9.99

ISBN: 9780141384511 Hardback

RRP: £7.99

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The sixth in the series sees Artemis forced to travel back in time to face his younger, evil self to save a creature from extinction that is his mother’s only hope of survival from a life threatening illness… ISBN: 9780141383330 Hardback

RRP: £12.99

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Oath Breaker Michelle Paver

Jan Torak returns in his latest quest to eliminate the terrifying Soul Eaters. Venturing back to the deep forest, Torak finally discover the true meaning of his quest. Another terrific story from Michelle Paver. ISBN: 9781842551745 Hardback

RRP: £9.99

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Young Adult Fiction

The Kiss of Death

Necropolis

Bloodchild

Brisingr

Marcus Sedgwick

Anthony Horowitz

Tim Bowler

Christopher Paolini

A gripping, thrilling and gothic story set against the backdrop of 18th century Venice, a city inhabited by cruel and devious vampires and dark, hidden secrets.

Anthony Horowitz returns with his eagerly anticipated fourth book in The Power of Five series. The world is about to be taken over by pure evil and only five children stand a chance of saving it. A brilliant, adventurous read!

When a boy wakes up in a deserted lane he has no idea if he is alive or dead or of the terrifying ordeal ahead of him as he battles with his memory. A tense and powerful psychological thriller.

The long awaited third instalment of the Inheritance Cycle sees dragon rider Eragon face unimaginable challenges. The perfect gift for fans of this immensely popular series.

ISBN: 9780192719805 Hardback

ISBN: 9780385607919 Hardback

This is the second book in a Trilogy where Pullman introduces characters from his Dark Materials. In this book, Pullman narrates the story of Lee Scoresby’s first adventure as a balloon pilot as a young man.

ISBN: 9781844286225 Hardback

RRP: £12.99

RRP: £16.99

ISBN: 9780385614320 Hardback

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ISBN: 9781842551851 Hardback

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Breaking Dawn Stephenie Meyer

The eagerly awaited fourth novel in the series that has an ever-growing worldwide following. Curl up on a dark winters night to discover the fate of Bella and Edward. ISBN: 9781905654284 Hardback

RRP: £12.99

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Once Upon a Time in the North Philip Pullman

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Nation

Double Cross

Traitor Game

Sovay

Bog Child

Terry Pratchett

Malorie Blackman

B. R. Collins

Celia Rees

Siobhan Dowd

After a huge storm Mau is the last survivor of his nation. He thinks he is alone until he meets Daphne. Other survivors begin to emerge and together they start to forge a new Nation.

The forth in the series tells the story of Callie and Tobey. Tobey does his best to avoid the gangs in his neighbourhood in order to preserve a better future for himself and Callie - but can one job really ruin it all?

ISBN: 9780385613705 Hardback

ISBN: 9780385615518 Published

Set in England during the French Revolution, Sovay, hell-bent on revenge, becomes a highway robber to test her unfaithful fiancee. Will she be able to resist the lure of corruption and evil and if so - to what cost?

A stunningly dark tale about a troubled boy called Fergus. After finding a body whilst up a mountain, Fergus discovers his life is crumbling before his very eyes. A mysterious and provocative novel for mature readers.

RRP: £16.99

November Hardback

When Michael believes Francis has betrayed him and their created world of Evgard he refuses to help Francis when he becomes the victim of attack. Can their friendship survive? And what will happen in Evgard now the friends are at war?

ISBN: 9780747592006 Hardback

ISBN: 9780385614269 Hardback

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ISBN: 9780747594383 Hardback

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Children’s Reference

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Moon Landing Pop Up

My Brilliant Body

The Book of Big Excuses

Richard Platt, David Hawcock

Guy MacDonald

Tracey Turner

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the moon landing, this stunning pop-up books bring to life the remarkable moment in history for a new generation.

A terrific book crammed full of unknown and bizarre facts about the human body. It also offers some very handy tips for readers young and old!

ISBN: 9781406315271

RRP: £7.99

Hilarious and inventive, great for those moments when you can’t think of anything more original ‘than the dog ate my homework’. Amuse your family and friends for hours.

ISBN: 9781905158911 Hardback

Published November Hardback

ISBN: 9780340970553 Hardback

RRP: £14.99

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Wow! The Visual Encyclopedia of Everything A traditional encyclopedia with a 21st century twist; this substantial book offers the best of both worlds. Stunning visuals are combined with bite-sized facts and figures covering a cool one million topics. ISBN: 9781405322485 Hardback

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10 Things I Can Do To Help My World Melanie Walsh

An important and timely book for preschool children, this quirky introduction to environmental topics such as conservation and energy does so with a light and playful touch. ISBN: 9781406310863 Hardback

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Why is the Sky Blue?

A Really Short History of Nearly Everything

ABC UK

Do Try This at Home!

ABC 3D

Monsterology

James Dunn, Helen Bate

Punk Science

Marion Bataille

Dugald Steer

An early reference book for pre-school children who are fascinated by the world around them. This book offers the opportunity to ponder the marvels of the universe with the help of answers that young children will respond to.

Need to remember the alphabet? Use this amazing design book to do so. B is for Beatles, D is for dragon and many more UK related words. Do not miss out on the fun and enjoy this art book.

Calling all young Einsteins out there! Here’s the chance to try out an array of hair-raising experiments ably demonstrated by The Science Museum. Suitable for ages 8-80.

A stunning and innovative ABC that takes the pop-up book to a new level. This stylish novelty book is bold, imaginative and robust .

This fabulous and mysterious bestiary is packed with beautiful detailed illustrations, diagrams, maps, pockets and spells. A must.

ISBN: 9780747595793 Hardback

ISBN: 9781840116748 Hardback

Why can’t earthquakes be predicted? How can anybody tell how much the earth weighs? Bryson sets out to answer such questions in this new edition of his bestseller adapted for a younger audience. Here’s the proof science can be informative and fun!

ISBN: 9780230707412 Hardback

RRP: £9.99

RRP: £17.99

ISBN: 9780385614801 Hardback

ISBN: 9781845076962 Paperback

RRP: £12.99

ISBN: 9781846468964

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Bill Bryson

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