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StorytellerFor seventy years, Josef Weber has been hiding in plain sight. He is a pillar of his local community. He is also a murderer. When Josef decides to confess, it is to Sage Singer, a young woman who trusts him as her friend. What she hears shatters everything she thought she knew and believed. As Sage uncovers the truth from the darkest horrors of war, she must follow a twisting trail between terror and mercy, ...
Finders KeepersA masterful, intensely suspenseful novel about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes far too far—a book about the power of storytelling, starring the same trio of unlikely and winning heroes King introduced in Mr. Mercedes.
“Wake up, genius.” So begins King’s instantly riveting story about a vengeful reader. The genius is John Rothstein, an iconic author who created a famous character, Jimmy ...
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The StandOne man escapes from a biological weapon facility after an accident, carrying with him the deadly virus known as Captain Tripps, a rapidly mutating flu that - in the ensuing weeks - wipes out most of the world's population. In the aftermath, survivors choose between following an elderly black woman to Boulder or the dark man, Randall Flagg, who has set up his command post in Las Vegas. The two factions prepare ...
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No Cure for LoveBefore you discovered DCI Banks, Dectective Arvo Hughes was on the case in this vintage standalone crime thriller from Peter Robinson. In 1990s Los Angeles, the beautiful star of a hit TV cop show is being sent strange letters. At first, Sarah Broughton dismisses the letters as the ramblings of a lonely fan. But when the letters take on a disturbing tone and Sarah discovers a body in the sand outside her Malibu ...
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Solitude Creek. Fear KillsThe fourth electrifying thriller in the Kathryn Dance series from master of suspense Jeffery Deaver. One mistake is all it takes. Busted back to rookie after losing her gun in an interrogation gone bad, California Bureau of Investigation Agent Kathryn Dance finds herself making routine insurance checks after a roadhouse fire. But Dance is a highly trained expert in body language: her most deadly weapon is her ...
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Children of the RevolutionEx-college lecturer Gavin Miller is found dead; his distorted body strewn across a disused railway track near his home. There's no sign of a struggle, and no concrete evidence except for one distinguishing package: GBP5,000 of cash, tucked inside the man's pocket. But when DCI Banks delves into Miller's past, he uncovers a troubled existence tarnished by accusations of abuse and misconduct which throws up an ...
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DinosaursEarly Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A green Early Reader is a first factbook.
It's never too early to find out about... DINOSAURS.
Did you know that the biggest dinosaurs weighed more than 13 or 14 elephants put together? Or that the EORAPTOR is the oldest dinosaur we know about and could run faster than an Olympic runner?
Discover a world of incredible prehistoric reptiles ...
Enid Blyton's Christmas StoriesHere is a wonderful selection to read and share. From Santa Claus and his helpers to a family putting up their tree, the characters in these stories embrace the Christmas spirit. There is mystery and magic, laughter and mischief, the joy of shared times and plenty of delicious food - many of the ingredients which have been delighting Enid Blyton's readers for more than seventy years.
The stories previously appeared ...
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I Love You, Father ChristmasA fabulously festive picture book from the author of Giraffes Can't Dance and the award-winning team behind I Love My Mummy and I Love My Daddy. The excitement of Christmas is perfectly captured through one little child's boundless enthusiasm. The joyful rhyme and bold, stylish pictures make this a must-have book for anyone - big or small - who just can't wait for Father Christmas to set off on his sleigh.
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How To Train Your Dragon: 1: How To Train Your DragonRead the books that inspired the DreamWorks How to Train Your Dragon films.
THE STORY BEGINS in the first volume of Hiccup's How to Train Your Dragon memoirs...
Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was an awesome sword-fighter, a dragon-whisperer and the greatest Viking Hero who ever lived. But it wasn't always like that. In fact, in the beginning, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was the most put upon Viking you'd ever ...
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My First Hugless Douglas activity bookWith puzzles to solve, games to play and pictures to colour, plus over 100 stickers!
Featuring Hugless Douglas and all the characters from the successful series, this great value activity book is packed with things to do. Children will love drawing Douglas, playing snap, hunting for hugs and adding to Douglas's world with the colourful stickers. Since he was created, Hugless Douglas has sold over 1.4 million books worldwide.
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The Land of Stories: The Mother Goose DiariesFrom New York Times bestselling author Chris Colfer comes a new book about a beloved character: Mother Goose.
Mother Goose's diary entries over the last five hundred years take readers on a journey to learn buried secrets.
A must-have for new and old fans alike.
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Magic Spirit: Book 1Meet Tilly Redbrow, who doesn't just love horses - she lives, breathes and dreams them too! When Tilly helps rescue neglected horse Magic Spirit, she realises she has a very special gift and starts living her dream. Learning about riding, training and caring for horses, Tilly discovers that at Silver Shoe Farm, anything is possible.
From Pony Club to riding for the British team, and for every girl who has ever ...
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Horrid Henry: Book 1A special 20th anniversary edition of the first ever Horrid Henry book in which Henry tries to be perfect for one day, learns to dance, argues with his arch enemy Moody Margaret and goes on holiday.
With a double die-cut cover and brand new extra material including the top twenty questions from Horrid Henry fans and readers about the world's favourite naughty boy - Has Horrid Henry got a girlfriend? What's the ...
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The First ChristmasEarly Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.
The story of the birth of Jesus and the first Christmas re-told with delightful simplicity, and illustrated with charming soft watercolours. Both text and pictures are designed to make this the perfect introduction ...
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Red Admiral: Book 2Tilly Redbrow doesn't just love horses - she lives, breathes and dreams them too. Ever since she rescued Magic Spirit, Silver Shoe Farm has become her second home. Tilly has a special affinity with horses and at Silver Shoe, she's learning all the time, about riding, training, and caring for them. It's her idea of heaven!
Tilly spends all her spare time at Silver Shoe Farm, where she's discovering more about ...
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Snow WhiteEarly Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.
With skin as white as snow, lips as red as roses, and hair as black as ebony, Snow White soon arouses the jealousy of her wicked stepmother. Hidden away in the forest, can she escape the evil queen with the help of her new friends?
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Horrid Henry's Cracking ChristmasCount down to Christmas Horrid Henry-style with this brand new festive gift book.
Prepare for a truly horrid Christmas with this brand new gift title, packed with six favourite festive Horrid Henry stories, Christmas survival guide and hilarious advent joke countdown to the big day.
Released just in time for a cracking Christmas, this is the perfect festive gift book for Horrid Henry fans!
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The Elephant's ChildThe Elephant's Child wants to find out about everything. He especially wants to know what the Crocodile has for dinner. But the answer is not what he expects!
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Only the Good Spy YoungI thought I was prepared for most scary situations. I've been almost kidnapped twice, fake kidnapped once, targeted by one terrorist organization and two very cute boys. But this moment was truly terrifying... Cammie 'The Chameleon' knows by now that even she can't hide from danger. But when she discovers that one of her most-trusted allies is a rogue double-agent, Cammie questions her trust in her classmates, ...
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Red Eyes at NightMillie's cousin Geraldine is a show-off and a pain. So Millie plots revenge. She tells Geraldine about the ghost with red eyes who lives in the garden shed and comes out at night - but manages to scare herself silly in the process! Everyone is furious, but Millie and Geraldine end up the best of friends! This is a brilliant story about making friends with a funny, slightly spooky twist.
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The Kitten with No NamePoor lost Kitten. He doesn't have a name or a home to call his own. All he wants is to find a warm and cosy place where someone will love him. Will anyone help this little kitten?
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Finders KeepersA riveting crime thriller about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes too far, featuring the same trio of unlikely and winning heroes King introduced in MR MERCEDES. 1978: Morris Bellamy is a reader so obsessed by America's iconic author John Rothstein that he is prepared to kill for a trove of notebooks containing at least one more unpublished novel. 2009: Pete Saubers, a boy whose father was ...
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The View from the Cheap Seats. Selected Non-fictionThe View from the Cheap Seats draws together myriad non-fiction writing by international phenomenon and Sunday Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman. From Make Good Art, the speech that went viral, to pieces on artists and legends including Terry Pratchett and Lou Reed, the collection offers a glimpse into the head and heart of one of the most acclaimed writers of our time. 'Literature does not occur in a vacuum. ...
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The Eyes of the DragonEveryone in the kingdom talked about the King-in-waiting, Roland's elder son, Peter. And one man thought and planned and brooded on something else: how to make sure that Roland's younger son, Thomas, should be crowned King instead.The King is dead, murdered by an unusual poison. While evidence is gathered, and the land of Delain mourns, Flagg the King's magician, unscrupulous, greedy and powerful, plots. Soon ...
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The Dark HalfCreating George Stark was easy. Getting rid of him won't be... The sparrows are flying again. The idea - unbidden, inexplicable - haunts the edge of Thad Beaumont's mind. Thad should be happy. For years now it is his secret persona George Stark, author of super-violent pulp thrillers, who has paid the family bills. But now, Thad is writing seriously again under his own name, and his menacing pseudonym has been ...
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A Song of ShadowsGrievously wounded private detective Charlie Parker investigates a case that has its origins in a Nazi concentration camp during the Second World War. Broken, but undeterred, private detective Charlie Parker faces the darkest of dark forces in a case with its roots in the second world war, and a concentration camp unlike any other... Recovering from a near-fatal shooting and tormented by memories of a world ...
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My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and ApologisesHeartbreaking and hilarious in equal measure, the new novel by the author of the internationally bestselling phenomenon A Man Called Ove will charm and delight anyone who has ever had a grandmother. Everyone remembers the smell of their grandmother's house. Everyone remembers the stories their grandmother told them. But does everyone remember their grandmother flirting with policemen? Driving illegally? Breaking ...
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AbductionTHEODORE BOONE'S best friend April has disappeared in the middle of the night. The only suspect is an escaped convict, and he won't give them any answers. Thirteen-year-old Theo - the son of two lawyers - knows the criminal justice system. Terrified that he'll never see April again, he begins his own investigation. But as the days drag on with no new leads, Theo starts to think the police are chasing the wrong ...
The Enchantress ReturnsAlex and Conner Bailey have not been back to the magical Land of Stories since their adventures in The Wishing Spell ended. But one night, they learn the famed Enchantress has kidnapped their mother. Against the will of their grandmother (the one and only Fairy Godmother), the twins must find their own way into the Land of Stories to rescue their mother and save the fairy tale world from the greatest threat it's ever faced.
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Lady Almina and the Real Downton AbbeyLady Fiona Carnarvon became the chatelaine of Highclere Castle - the setting of the hit series Downton Abbey - eight years ago. In that time she's become fascinated by the rich history of Highclere, and by the extraordinary people who lived there over the centuries. One person particularly captured Fiona's imagination - Lady Almina, the 5th Countess of Carnarvon. Almina was the illegitimate daughter of banking ...
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Complete Bengali (+ Audio CD)Are you looking for a complete course in Bengali which takes you effortlessly from beginner to confident speaker? Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, Complete Bengali will guarantee success! Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now ...
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The Trader's GiftBram Deagan has a thriving trading business, a beautiful wife and a growing family. Since he has a gift for matchmaking and wishes to see his friends Dougal and Mitchell happily married too, he doesn't hesitate to suggest they find wives. In England, Eleanor Prescott has not forgotten the ship's captain who was a true friend to her. Dougal McBride told her to come to him if she was free. When her ailing husband ...
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Theory of Knowledge. Teacher's BookThe Theory of Knowledge course is central to the philosophy of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. It encourages students to question the basis of knowledge and to develop the ability to evaluate critically information from a wide range of sources. Unlike most academic courses, where students are used to being given facts that they are expected to learn, in this course they are expected to question ...
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Happy Hour in HellBobby Dollar has a problem or four of epic proportions. Problem one: his best friend Sam has given him an angel's feather that also happens to be evidence of an unholy pact between Bobby's employers and those who dwell in the infernal depths. Problem two: Eligor, Grand Duke of Hell, wants to get his claws on the feather at all costs, but particularly at all cost to Bobby. Problem three: Bobby has fallen in love ...
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The OutcastsGreed. Desire. Death. Love. It's the nineteenth century on the Gulf Coast of Texas, a time of opportunity and lawlessness. Lucinda: intelligent, passionate, wily and courageous - a woman who braves her affliction and risks her own life to pursue her lover, a man as charismatic as he is ruthless. Nate: pure of heart, and with a strong sense of justice - a Texas policeman who belies his gentle nature to fight ...
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KindredOn her 26th birthday, Dana and her husband are moving into their apartment when she starts to feel dizzy. She falls to her knees, nauseous. Then the world falls away. She finds herself at the edge of a green wood by a vast river. A child is screaming. Wading into the water, she pulls him to safety, only to find herself face to face with a very old looking rifle, in the hands of the boy's father. She's terrified. ...
English for the NativesMy first English lesson was grammar with the terrifying Mrs Petrie. She spent the entire time marching up and down the classroom, thwacking various items of school furniture with a ruler while she banged on about the ING part of the verb. I sat there, vibrating with fear, desperately trying to figure out what on earth she could mean. Irregular Negative Gerund? Intransitive Nominative Genitive? It was only years ...
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England in Particular. A Celebration of the Commonplace, the Local, the Vernacular and the DistinctiveApples, bandstands, beach huts, black dogs, breweries, bricks, cakes, causeways, chalk horses, cheese rolling, cider, cooling towers, curbstones, dances, dialect, dry stone walls, fens, fire festivals, foxes, gargoyles, geology, ghosts, heaths, heronries, ice houses, jet, lagoons, maypoles, mazes, moats, nightingales, peat, pies, primrose banks, quicksand, rhubarb, sheep, spoil heaps, terraced houses, topiary, ...
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Finders KeepersWake up, genius. So begins King's instantly riveting story about a vengeful reader. The genius is John Rothstein, a Salinger-like icon who created a famous character, Jimmy Gold, but who hasn't published a book for decades. Morris Bellamy is livid, not just because Rothstein has stopped providing books, but because the nonconformist Jimmy Gold has sold out for a career in advertising. Morris kills Rothstein ...
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LeadingWhat does it take to lead a team to world-class success over a sustained period of time? Sir Alex Ferguson is one of the few leaders who truly knows. In his 38 years in management, Sir Alex won an astonishing 49 trophies and helped grow Manchester United into one of the biggest commercial brands in the world. In this inspirational and straight-talking new book, Sir Alex reveals the secrets behind his record-breaking ...
Rogue LawyerThe best thriller writer alive - Ken Follett I'm not a typical lawyer. I don't maintain a pretty office filled with mahogany and leather. I don't belong to a big firm, prestigious or otherwise. I don't do good works through the bar association. I'm a lone gunman, a rogue who fights bad systems and hates injustice... Sebastian Rudd takes the cases no one else wants to take: the drug-addled punk accused of murdering ...
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Hamilton High: The DUFFSeventeen-year-old Bianca Piper may not be the prettiest girl in her high school, but she has a loyal group of friends, biting wit, and a spot-on BS detector. She's also way too smart to fall for the charms of a man-slut and slimy school hottie Wesley Rush, who calls Bianca the Duff - the designated ugly fat friend - of her crew. But things aren't so great at home and Bianca, desperate for a distraction, ends ...
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The Invention of WingsFrom the celebrated author of the international bestseller The Secret Life of Bees comes an extraordinary novel about two exceptional women. Sarah Grimke is the middle daughter. The one her mother calls difficult and her father calls remarkable. On Sarah's eleventh birthday, Hetty 'Handful' Grimke is taken from the slave quarters she shares with her mother, wrapped in lavender ribbons, and presented to Sarah ...
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Mathematics. A Practical GuideFrom IB Publishing, in cooperation with Hodder Education. Help students to understand the key and related concepts and build the skills they need to reach the highest level of the assessment criteria. IB Skills is an innovative new series of resources for years 4 and 5 of the MYP. These resources aim to:
- introduce students to key and related concepts that are relevant within and across the subject areas;
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Sheltering RainOn Coronation night the ex-pat community in Hong Kong gathers for a celebration party, and while they strain to listen to the wireless, twenty-one-year-old Joy falls in love at first sight. She is engaged within 24 hours, but will not see her fiance again for a year. In 1980, eighteen-year-old Patricia's rebellion is to run away to from County Wexford with her illegitimate child. Fifteen years later Sabine leaves ...
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Fun for the Secret SevenThe Secret Seven are Peter and his sister Janet, Jack, Colin, George, Pam and Barbara. They meet every holiday in the shed at the bottom of Peter and Janet's garden - and solve mysteries, and eat lots of delicious food. But no one can enter the shed without whispering the secret password! There are 15 Secret Seven novels, and a collection of short stories. The Seven are very fond of Tolly and his horse, Brownie, ...
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Map Skills for Common Entrance Geography + Key Stage 3Prepare pupils for success in the ISEB Common Entrance Geography examination with this concise but authoritative Map Skills course. Endorsed by ISEB, this resource covers all essential skills required in using Ordnance Survey maps. It also provides teaching and practice in the use and interpretation of aerial photos alongside Ordnance Survey maps. - Provides a short introductory course covering all the necessary ...
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Russia and the USSR 1905-1941: Student's BookThis material on Russia and the USSR is a depth study for GCSE History or S Grade History. It is designed for the use of 14 to 16-year olds. This study, from 1905-1941, is an enquiry-led text, based around an author's narrative, but enhanced with source material which is designed to give the students a deeper insight into the character of life from the time of the Tsar through to the dictatorship of Stalin. ...
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KipperIt's Kipper's 25th anniversary so join in with the celebrations with this wonderful reissue of a classic story with a stunning gold cover. Mick Inkpen is the libraries' ninth most borrowed author. Kipper's basket is old and worn. His blanket is smelly and disgusting. But can Kipper find a better place to sleep? He tries a flowerpot like a bird, a nest like a squirrel and a lily-pad like a frog, but nothing seems ...
Bullies, Bigmouths and So-Called FriendsMost books about bullying tell children how to act without addressing how they feel. But the usual advice to 'ignore it' or 'say something smart' is doomed to fail, as you can't act brave and confident if you feel stressed and helpless inside. Jenny Alexander's approach is to develop readers' psychological defences. Through an entertaining mix of exercises, quizzes and fictional scenarios, she combines common ...
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Cambridge Igcse IctEndorsed by Cambridge International Examinations Now including Brian Sargent in the expert author team, alongside first edition authors Graham Brown and David Watson, this book has been fully revised and updated to cover every part of the latest Cambridge IGCSE ICT (0417) syllabus. - Written by experts, who bring a wealth of theoretical knowledge and practical experience to both the book and the CD - Ensures ...
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The Silence of the SeaThe most chilling novel yet from Yrsa Sigurdardottir, an international bestseller at the height of her powers. Mummy dead. The child's pure treble was uncomfortably clear. It was the last thing Brynjar - and doubtless the others - wanted to hear at that moment. Daddy dead. It got worse. Adda dead. Bygga dead. The child sighed and clutched her grandmother's leg. All dead. A luxury yacht arrives in Reykjavik harbour ...
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2071. The World We'll Leave Our GrandchildrenThis is a short book that does one thing: it is a clear and concise explanation of climate change - how it's happened, our part in it, what we are currently doing about it and what we need to do about it. Why, you might ask, do we need another book on climate change? The answer is that in December this year, in Paris, is the most important climate change conference there has ever been. It is make-or-break time, ...
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Shut OutThe girls of Hamilton High School are going on strike. Sick of the rivalry between their boyfriends' American football and soccer teams, Lissa and her friends are determined that the boys won't see any action from them until they put an end to their immature pranks. But Lissa hasn't counted on a new sort of rivalry: an impossible girls-against-boys showdown that hinges on who will cave to their libidos first. ...
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A Midsummer's NightmareWhitley Johnson's dream summer of shopping, partying and tanning on the beach has just turned into a nightmare. Because Dad didn't tell her he doesn't live by the beach anymore, or that he's no longer a bachelor. He's picked up and moved to a tiny, lame town called Hamilton and gotten himself a fiance. A fiance whose son just happens to be what's-his-name from last week's drunken graduation party one night stand. ...
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The One & OnlyThe Number One New York Times bestseller. Ask yourself: what would you do if the one for you was the only person you couldn't have? Shea Rigsby is content enough with her life in the small town of Walker, Texas. She has her dream fangirl job working for Walker's football team, a mostly satisfactory relationship with her boyfriend, and even if she's got the sneaking feeling life is passing her by, she doesn't ...
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Remember Me This WayEveryone keeps telling me I have to move on. And so here I am, walking down the road where he died, trying to remember him the right way. A year after her husband Zach's death, Lizzie goes to lay flowers where his fatal accident took place. As she makes her way along the motorway, she thinks about their life together. She wonders whether she has changed since Zach died. She wonders if she will ever feel whole ...
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A Man Called OveThere is something about Ove. At first sight, he is almost certainly the grumpiest man you will ever meet. He thinks himself surrounded by idiots - neighbours who can't reverse a trailer properly, joggers, shop assistants who talk in code, and the perpetrators of the vicious coup d'etat that ousted him as Chairman of the Residents' Association. He will persist in making his daily inspection rounds of the local ...
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The Queen's HatWith a Jon Klassen appeal, Steve Antony, a debut author-illustrator, is the one to watch. A sudden gust of wind sets off a marvellous London adventure for the Queen, the Queen's men and one very special hat. So let's follow one determined, daredevil queen through the zoo, over Tower Bridge and up Big Ben... just where will that hat land? A witty and stylish celebration of London, the Queen and the royal family's new baby.
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RevengeBE SURE YOUR SINS WILL FIND YOU OUT. Michael Flynn is untouchable in a world of power, money and violence. He fights for what he wants and he takes it, whatever the cost. He learns the rules of the Life from the best and when his mentor, legendary Face Patrick Costello, is taken out, no one questions that Michael Flynn is his natural successor. For Michael, loyalty - and crime - pay. Michael Flynn rises to heights ...
The Sugar QueenTwenty-seven-year-old Josey is sure of three things: winter in her North Carolina hometown is her favorite season; she's a sorry excuse for a Southern belle; and sweets are best eaten in the privacy of her hidden closet. For while Josey has settled into an uneventful life in her mother's house, her one consolation is the stockpile of sugary treats and paperback romances she escapes to each night... Until she ...
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The DuffSeventeen year old Bianca Piper is smart, cynical, loyal - and well aware that she's not the hot one in her group of friends. But when high-school jock and all round moron Wesley Rush tells her she's a DUFF - a Designated, Ugly Fat Friend - Bianca does not the see funny side. She may not be a beauty but she'd never stoop so low as to go anywhere near the likes of Wesley... Or would she? Bianca is about to find ...
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Watching the EnglishIn this completely revised and updated edition of international bestseller WATCHING THE ENGLISH, anthropologist Kate Fox takes a revealing look at the quirks, habits and foibles of the English people. Now with new survey data to add weight to her original fieldwork findings, and more extensive field-research and experiments to back up earlier observations, Kate Fox has deciphered yet more enigmatic behaviour ...
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Geography: Cambridge International a & As LevelCambridge International A and AS Level Geography has been especially written for the University of Cambridge International Examinations course for International A and AS Level Geography (9696). The book covers the core syllabus, including hydrology and fluvial geomorphology, atmosphere and weather, rocks and weathering, human population and settlement dynamics. In addition all the human and physical geography ...
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Mr MercedesA cat-and-mouse suspense thriller featuring Bill Hodges, a retired cop who is tormented by 'the Mercedes massacre', a case he never solved. Brady Hartsfield, perpetrator of that notorious crime, has sent Hodges a taunting letter. Now he's preparing to kill again. Each starts to close in on the other in a mega-stakes race against time.
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Go Ahead, Secret SevenThe Secret Seven are Peter and his sister Janet, Jack, Colin, George, Pam and Barbara. They meet every holiday in the shed at the bottom of Peter and Janet's garden - and solve mysteries, and eat lots of delicious food. But no one can enter the shed without whispering the secret password! There are 15 Secret Seven novels, and a collection of short stories. Wnen a sinister-looking man gets George into trouble ...
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Girls Only! All About Periods and Growing-up StuffGirls Only! focuses on the practicalities of periods, the social and personal implications of starting your period, and the physical and emotional developments in puberty. It tells you what happens and when, what you need to know and how to prepare. It answers all the questions girls are dying to ask, but daren't, in a clear, friendly way, using real-life examples. It's the perfect first book about periods for ...
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Mixed Up Nursery RhymesFirst came the phenomenal bestselling Mixed up Fairy Tales with sales over 100,000 copies to date, and now comes Mixed up Nursery Rhymes! This ingenious split-page book lets you create your own hilarious versions of the most-loved rhymes. What would happen if Little Miss Muffett went up the hill to fetch an army of ten thousand men? Includes: Jack and Jill, Little Miss Muffett, The Grand Old Duke of York, Little ...
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May Produce GasIt seems like the whole world has gone mad. His dad's obsessed with gas, his best friend has come down with a case of hormones and his brother is in dire need of deodorant. Looks like there's going to be quite a stink. Is life still unfair for Norm? ABSO-FLIPPING-LUTELY! Jonathan Meres follows up May Contain Nuts and May Cause Irritation with another laugh-out-loud story about Norm, a boy who can't understand ...
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May Cause IrritationIt might be a dream, but Norm soon finds that things go from bad to worse - when his perfect cousins arrive for a walk. If there was one thing worse than spending time with his perfect cousins it was being forced to go on a flipping walk with them! What's the point in going for a walk - except to get from A to B?! Jonathan Meres follows up May Contain Nuts with another laugh-out-loud story about Norm, a boy ...
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Katie in LondonCelebrating 25 years of Katie with a beautiful new cover look! When Katie and her brother, Jack, visit London with Grandma, at first it seems it's full of big buses, big buildings and bigger crowds. When they stop off at Trafalgar Square, something quite unusual happens they meet a talking stone lion! The lion takes them on a wonderful tour of the city taking in such sights as The Tower of London, Buckingham ...
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Horowitz Horror: Ultimate CollectionWelcome to a strange and twisted world where the spooky, the shocking, and the positively petrifying are lurking just out of sight. A bus ride home ...turns into your worst nightmare. A quaint country cottage ...has a grisly secret. A man returns from holiday ...with bubbling skin and bloodshot eyes. Horowitz Horror. It's all around you. Alive. Waiting. Enter if you dare.
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Becoming Steve Jobs. How a Reckless Upstart Became a Visionary LeaderSTEVE JOBS: THE WILDERNESS YEARS will be the first comprehensive look at Jobs' years following his dismissal from Apple. During this time a combination of exile, failure and family saw him mature from the childish genius who left in disgrace in the mid-80s, to the man who returned just over a decade later to create a world changing, visionary company. Based on recently rediscovered, personal taped interviews ...
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The Execution of Noa P. SingletonA gripping, thought-provoking and intriguing novel about murder, death row and how a life can change in a heartbeat. An irresistible read for those who loved WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN. At just twenty-five, Noa P. Singleton was confined to death row for the murder of Sarah Dixon. For nearly ten years she has languished there, and in six months she will be executed. It's a fate she has long resigned herself ...
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The Memory of Lost SensesAn absorbing, evocative and rich period drama of buried secrets and lost love. When a mysterious countess arrives late in life to live in a large house on the outskirts of a beautiful Hampshire village, the local tongues start wagging. No one is more intrigued than Cecily Chadwick, idling away the long, hot summer of 1911 with nothing much to do. Cecily is deeply fascinated by the exotic elderly lady, and as ...
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Eagle DayCharles Henderson is the last British spy left in occupied France in 1940, living on a farm near Calais with four runaway kids cut adrift by the war. He and his young agents are playing a dangerous game: translating for the German high command and sending information back to Britain about the Nazi plans to invade England in September, on Eagle Day. The RAF must destroy the Nazi invasion fleet, but Northern France ...
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Must Be Washed SeparatelyNorm knew it was going to be one of those days when he was woken by the sound of an elephant breaking wind in the next room... Not the best start to a day, but it's about to get a whole lot worse. As if a trip to see his perfect cousins isn't bad enough, they've only gone and got the brand new Call Of Mortal Battle! Not that Norm could play anyway what with being banned off Xbox due to a curious incident of ...
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May Need RebootingNorm knew it was going to be one of those days when he woke up and found himself in 18th century France... If only he hadn't fallen asleep in History! And if only he'd done his punishment exercise! And if only he could go biking instead of playing stupid football! Except Norm can't go biking. Why not? BECAUSE HIS BIKE'S BEEN STOLEN, THAT'S WHY! Nightmare? It's worse than that... IT'S AN ABSO-FLIPPING-LUTE DISASTER! ...
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May Contain NutsWhy on earth did Norm's family have to move, anyway? In their old house he'd never tried to pee in anything other than a toilet. And when Norm is in bed, he's kept awake by his dad snoring like a constipated rhinoceros! Will life ever get less unfair for Norm? An award-winning, laugh-out-loud series for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and David Walliams.
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Eternal DetentionFear me, o miserable worm! I, the Great Dirk, take up my pen once more to record the utter misery that is SCHOOL. My sworn enemy, Hasdruban the White, has infiltrated Whiteshields School and seeks vengeance on me. Naturally, I will triumph. But it is the Dirkest Hour indeed... BUY THIS BOOK OR SUFFER ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
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A Fiend in NeedSooz, a 13 yr old girl from Surrey has become the Dark Mistress of Dirk's otherworldly kingdom, the Darklands. Thanks to the Ring of Power given to her by Dirk, his minions recognize her as their ruler. Sooz immediately sets about redecorating Dirk's Dark Tower to the taste of a young girl. But Sooz has to face her toughest challenge when an army of fanatical paladins and orcs gather to march against her. Despite ...
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The Valhalla ProphecyThe ultimate duo - Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase - return in their ninth action-packed adventure. Secrets from the past emerge to threaten archaeologist Nina Wilde and her husband, former SAS soldier Eddie Chase, when a Viking runestone is stolen by a murderous gang of raiders. The stone holds the key to an ancient evil concealed in one of Norse mythology's holiest places: Valhalla. Travelling to Sweden, Eddie ...
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The World According to BobSince Bob had appeared, I'd made huge strides in my life. For more than a decade I'd been a homeless drug addict. I'd been lost to the world and forgotten what was important in life. Now I'd got myself back on my two feet, but as I put the past behind me, I was still stepping unsteadily into the future. I still needed help in the right direction. Bob was always there to offer guidance and friendship. James and ...
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She Who WaitsLow Town: the worst ghetto in the worst city in the Thirteen Lands. Good only for depravity and death. And Warden, long ago a respected agent in the formidable Black House, is now the most depraved Low Town denizen of them all. As a younger man, Warden carried out more than his fair share of terrible deeds, and never as many as when he worked for the Black House. But Warden's growing older, and the vultures ...
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Assassin's ReignThe forces of King Charles are victorious; their Parliamentarian enemies in deep crisis. In the west, the crucial port city of Bristol has fallen, and Royalist eyes fall quickly upon neighbouring Gloucester. Its walls are weak, its garrison under strength, and its governor - Sir Edward Massie - suspected of harbouring sympathy for the King. Stryker and his men are with the army as it converges on Gloucester, ...
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Gray MountainOne week ago, Samantha Kofer was a third-year associate at New York City's largest law firm. Now she is an unpaid intern in a legal aid clinic deep in small-town Appalachia. When Lehman Brothers collapsed, she lost her job, her security, her future. As she confronts real clients with real problems, she finds herself a world away from her past life of corporate fat cats and fatter bonuses. This is coal country. ...
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Enemies at HomeFrom renowned author Lindsey Davis, creator of the much-loved character, Marcus Didius Falco and his friends and family, comes the second novel in her all-new series set in Ancient Rome. We first met Flavia Albia, Falco's feisty adopted daughter, in The Ides of April. Albia is a remarkable woman in what is very much a man's world: young, widowed and fiercely independent, she lives alone on the Aventine Hill ...
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Forgive Me, Leonard PeacockA powerful and important book for fans of Mark Haddon, THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK and Jay Asher. How would you spend your birthday if you knew it would be your last? Eighteen-year-old Leonard Peacock knows exactly what he'll do. He'll say goodbye. Not to his mum - who he calls Linda because it annoys her - who's moved out and left him to fend for himself. Nor to his former best friend, whose torments have driven ...
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The PrisonerOne of Henderson's best agents is being held captive in Frankfurt. A set of forged record cards could be his ticket to freedom, but might just as easily become his death warrant. A vital mission awaits him in France - if he can find a way to escape.
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The EscapeSummer, 1940. Hitler's army is advancing towards Paris, and millions of French civilians are on the run. Amidst the chaos, two British children are being hunted by German agents. British spy Charles Henderson tries to reach them first, but he can only do it with the help of a twelve-year-old French orphan. The British secret service is about to discover that kids working undercover will help to win the war. ...
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Secret ArmyBritain, 1941. The government is building a secret army of intelligence agents to work undercover, gathering information and planning sabotage operations. Henderson's boys are part of that network: kids cut adrift by the war, training for the fight of their lives. They'll have to parachute into unknown territory, travel cross-country and outsmart a bunch of adults in a daredevil exercise. In wartime Britain, anything goes.
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Scorched EarthSummer, 1944. As Allied soldiers prepare to land in France, Marc and his friends must destroy a battalion of German tanks that could halt the invasion in its tracks. The tide of war has turned against the Nazis, but desperation has made them more brutal than ever. Henderson's Boys' final mission will be their most dangerous. With food and weapons in short supply, survival is the biggest challenge of all.
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One Shot KillSpring, 1943. The war is turning against Germany, but Hitler isn't giving up. In a secret bunker deep in occupied France, scientists are hard at work on Hitler's latest deadly weapon: code name FZG-76. Back in England Henderson's boys will need to undergo advanced sniper training if they've any chance of infiltrating the bunker. Parachuting into occupied France, they track down a secret dossier filled with invaluable ...
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Grey WolvesSpring, 1941. German submarines are prowling the North Atlantic, sinking ships filled with the food, fuel and weapons that Britain needs to survive. With the Royal Navy losing the war at sea, six young agents must sneak into Nazi-occupied Europe and sabotage a submarine base on France's western coast. If the submarines aren't stopped, the British people will starve.
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Leaving TimeJenna Metcalf was with her mother the night she disappeared in tragic and mysterious circumstances, but she remembers nothing. Over ten years have passed, and still Jenna reads and rereads her mother's journals, hoping to find some clue hidden there, in the meticulous recording of her scientific research with elephants. Desperate for answers, Jenna uses all her savings to recruit the aid of a private detective ...
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The Golem of HollywoodA unique blend of crime thriller, paranormal love story and horror saga, which only No. 1 bestselling author and master of criminal psychology Jonathan Kellerman could create. The in world of superheroes and monstrosities, the Golem towers. The Golem to accrue the greatest mystique is the terrifying colossus said to have been fashioned by the 16th century Czech Rabbi Judah Loew. What if this Golem survived centuries ...
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The Coffin DancerThe Coffin Dancer, America's most wanted hit man, is back. He's been hired by an airline owner who wants three witnesses taken care of before his trial, and has got the first, a pilot, by blowing up his entire plane. Enter quadriplegic ex-cop Lincoln Rhyme, who can find forensic evidence to hang a man in the smallest debris, and his assistant Amelia Sachs. Their job is to keep the remaining two witnesses safe, ...
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AnarchyIn Cornwall, they have seen it rise: in an angel of death and endless, unseasonal snow. Across the ocean, on a remote Canadian island, the blood and offerings and smoke of England seem nothing more than distant rumours of hysteria. Until the girl disappears. And the whale comes. And The Plague spreads. And nothing is as it was before.
The Bone CollectorNew York City is thrown into chaos by the assaults of the Bone Collector, a serial kidnapper and killer who gives the police a chance to save his victims from death by leaving obscure clues. The cops go to Lincoln Rhyme, an ex-NYPD forensics expert left paralysed after an accident on the job. Rhyme reluctantly postpones his ambitions towards suicide and puts together a forensic investigation team, enlisting ...
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The Kill RoomThe tenth novel in the critically acclaimed Lincoln Rhyme series, from Number One bestselling author Jeffery Deaver. Robert Velasquez, an American citizen living in South America, is shot in the Bahamas by a sniper. The killing was commissioned by the U.S. government, who received a tip-off that Velasquez was planning a terrorist attack on a U.S. oil company headquarters. But this intelligence was fatally incorrect: ...
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Alex Ferguson: My AutobiographyOver the past four years, Alex Ferguson has been reflecting on and jotting down the highlights of his extraordinary career, and here he reveals his amazing story as it unfolded, from his very early days in the tough shipyard areas of Govan. Sir Alex announced his retirement as manager of Manchester United after 27 years in the role. He has gone out in a blaze of glory, with United winning the Premier League ...
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CountriesWelcome to the world of infographics! This exciting form of data visualisation uses icons, pictograms and graphics to present information to kids in a whole new way. Marvel at amazing facts about the countries of the world - all visualised in beautifully designed infographics.
Us'I was looking forward to us growing old together. Me and you, growing old and dying together.' 'Douglas, who in their right mind would look forward to that?' Douglas Petersen understands his wife's need to 'rediscover herself' now that their son is leaving home. He just thought they'd be doing their rediscovering together. So when Connie announces that she will be leaving, too, he resolves to make their last ...
Silver BayLiza McCullen will never escape her past. But the unspoilt beaches and tight-knit community ofSilverBay offer the freedom and safety she craves - if not for herself, then for her young daughter, Hannah. Until Mike Dormer arrives as a guest in her aunt's hotel, and the peace ofSilverBay is shattered. The mild-mannered Englishman with his too-smart clothes and disturbing gaze could destroy everything Liza has ...
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RevivalIn a small New England town, over half a century ago, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. The men and boys are all a bit in love with Mrs Jacobs; the women and girls feel the same about Reverend Jacobs - including Jamie's mother and beloved ...
Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book?Have you ever fallen into a book? Well, if you do, just make sure it isn't a fairy tale. Because in every one there's always a wicked this, an evil that or a hungry somebody just waiting to gobble you up. Herb, star of Beware of the Storybook Wolves, returns in this thrilling tale from Kate Greenaway Medal winner Lauren Child. What will happen when he falls into his book of fairy tales? Read on to find out! ...
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TechnologyWelcome to the world of infographics! This exciting form of data visualisation uses icons, pictograms and graphics to present information to kids in a whole new way. Marvel at amazing facts about the world of animals - all visualised in beautifully designed infographics.
Sycamore RowJake Brigance has never met Seth Hubbard, or even heard of him, until the old man's suicide note names him attorney for his estate. The will is dynamite. Seth has left ninety per cent of his vast, secret fortune to his housemaid. The vultures are circling even before the body is cold: the only subject more incendiary than money in Ford County is race, and this case has both. AS the relatives contest the will, ...
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For the Love of BobBest friends James Bowen and street cat Bob have been on a remarkable journey together. In the years since their story ended in BOB: NO ORDINARY CAT James, with Bob's help, has begun to find his way in the world. Along with the adventures and the fun there have been tough times too, but through moments of real danger and sometimes illness Bob has always been there as James' protector and guardian angel. FOR ...
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The King's Grave. The Search for Richard IIIThe official inside story of the life, death and remarkable discovery of history's most controversial monarch. On 22 August 1485 Richard III was killed at Bosworth Field, the last king of England to die in battle. His victorious opponent, Henry Tudor (the future Henry VII), went on to found one of our most famous ruling dynasties. Richard's body was displayed in undignified fashion for two days in nearby Leicester ...
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Marley and Me. Life and Love with the World's Worst DogJohn and Jenny were just beginning their life together. They were young and in love, with a perfect little house and not a care in the world. Then they bought home Marley, a wiggly yellow fur ball of a puppy. Life would never be the same. Marley quickly grew into a barrelling, ninety-seven pound steamroller of a Labrador retriever, a dog like no other. He crashed through screen doors, gouged through drywall, ...
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Mr MercedesA cat-and-mouse suspense thriller featuring a retired homicide detective who's haunted by the few cases he left open, and by one in particular - the pre-dawn slaughter of eight people among hundreds gathered in line for the opening of a jobs fair when the economy was guttering out. Without warning, a lone driver ploughed through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes. The plot is kicked into gear when Bill Hodges receives ...
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Clarice Bean Spells TroubleThere are so many things in life you can't explain. Like why isn't YOU spelt U? Why isn't WHY spelt Y? And why can just opening your mouth get you into some very BIG trouble? Clarice Bean is in non-stop trouble these days - almost as much as Karl Wrenbury, and he is the naughtiest boy in school. Clarice just wants to star in the school play and impress Mrs Wilberton in the spelling bee, but things aren't quite ...
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How to Train Your Dragon 2 Bumper Sticker BookThis action-packed sticker activity book is based on the new DreamWorks Animation film and features all of your favourite How to Train Your Dragon 2 characters. Join Hiccup and Toothless in the skies of Berk! Five years after Hiccup has successfully united Vikings and dragons in Berk, his friends are competing against each other in highly competitive dragon races whilst he and Toothless explore new lands. Is ...
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How to Train Your Dragon 2 Sticker Activity BookThis action-packed sticker activity book is based on the new DreamWorks Animation film and features all of your favourite How to Train Your Dragon 2 characters. Join Hiccup and Toothless in the skies of Berk! Five years after Hiccup has successfully united Vikings and dragons in Berk, his friends are competing against each other in highly competitive dragon races whilst he and Toothless explore new lands. Is ...
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Secret Seven Collection (3 Books in 1)Meet Peter, Janet and Jack, Barbara, Pam, Colin and George. Together they are The Secret Seven - ready to solve any mystery, any time! Book 1: The Secret Seven It's their first adventure and the Secret Seven super-sleuths are already on the trail of a mystery! The gang are dressed in disguise, following a lead to a spooky old house in the snow...Book 2: Secret Seven Adventure When a priceless pearl necklace ...
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Complete Finnish: Teach YourseComplete Finnish: A Teach Yourself Guide offers a clear and comprehensive approach to Finnish, so you can progress quickly from the basics to understanding, speaking, and writing Finnish with confidence. Within each of the 18 thematic chapters, important language structures are introduced through life-like dialogues. You will learn grammar in a gradual manner so you won't be overwhelmed by this tricky subject. ...
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Complete Danish: Teach Yoursel (+ Audio CD)Complete Danish with 1 Audio CD: A Teach Yourself Guide provides you with a clear and comprehensive approach to Danish, so you can progress quickly from the basics to understanding, speaking, and writing Danish with confidence.
Within each of the 24 thematic chapters, important language structures are introduced through life-like dialogues. You'll learn grammar in a gradual manner so you won't be overwhelmed ...
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Doctor SleepAn epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted readers of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon. King says he wanted to know what happened to Danny Torrance, the boy at the heart of The Shining, after his terrible experience in the Overlook Hotel. The instantly riveting DOCTOR SLEEP picks up the story ...
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To Kill a Tsar TPBThis tense, gripping novel set in 19C St Petersburg amid desperate revolutionaries bent on the overthrow of the Tsar 'confirms Andrew William's place in the front ranks of English thriller writers' (Daily Mail). Shortlisted for the CWA Ellis Peters and the Walter Scott Awards, To Kill a Tsar will appeal to readers of John le Carre, Robert Harris and Alan Furst. St Petersburg, 1879. A shot rings out in Palace ...
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Queen Victoria: Demon Hunter'There were many staff at Kensington, fulfilling many roles; a man who was employed to catch rats, another whose job it was to sweep the chimneys. That there was someone expected to hunt Demons did not shock the new Queen; that it was to be her was something of a surprise.' London, 1838. Queen Victoria is crowned; she receives the orb, the sceptre, and an arsenal of blood-stained weaponry. Because if Britain ...
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Teach Yourself AstronomyDo you want a practical guide to astronomy? Would you like to be able to observe and understand the sky at night? Teach Yourself Astronomy is a comprehensive and straightforward guide to the 'science of the sky'. Assuming no prior knowledge, this book will ensure you grasp the basics of this fascinating science. You will soon learn how to observe the sun, moon, planets and other bodies such as comets and, with ...
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Teach Yourself Nazi GermanyThe Teach Yourself History series offers an alternative to academic historical books, its content being extensive yet extremely accessible and the approach refreshingly different. The books are informative and compelling, and engage the reader from beginning to end. They assume no prior historical knowledge, and are full of anecdotes and details that provide a very personal appeal. Teach Yourself Nazi Germany ...
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The DarkLaszlo is afraid of the dark. The dark lives in the same house as Laszlo but mostly it spends its time in the basement. It doesn't visit Laszlo in his room. Until one night it does. With emotional insight and poetic economy, Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen bring to light a universal and empowering story about conquering fear. Join a brave boy on his journey to meet the dark, and see why it will never bother him again.
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All About Puberty & Growing UpA bang-up-to-the-minute and totally modern guide to girls' growing up issues. The Girl Files offers friendly advice, practical tips and support to help girls navigate the physical and mental rollercoaster of puberty. From periods and body hair, to bras, boys and cyber bullying, The Girl Files chatty, big-sisterly style is a fantastic, feel-good reference source for tweens and young teens.
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How the Leopard Got His SpotsThe Leopard is happy to be sandy-yellow and greyish-brown all over. But when he goes to the speckly-spickly forest, he begins to wonder if spots would be better...
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Just One Evil ActWhen Hadiyyah Upman disappears from London in the company of her mother, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers is as devastated as the girl's father. They are her close friends as well as neighbours, but since the child is with her mother, nothing can be done. Five months later, Hadiyyah is kidnapped from an open air market in Lucca, Italy, and this triggers an investigation in the full glare of the media spotlight. ...
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The Horse DancerSarah's grandfather was a horseman of rare talent - only the exceptional are allowed into France's elite riding academy, Le Cadre Noir. But life took an unexpected turn, and now from a council estate in east London, the Captain hopes to train his granddaughter towards a better life. Natasha is a lawyer whose job is to represent the best interests of children. Her confidence in her judgement has been shaken and ...
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Complete Turkish (+ Audio CD)Complete Turkish is a complete course for beginners in written and spoken Turkish. It is also ideal for those wanting to brush up existing knowledge of the language and those who are studying with a teacher and are looking for supplementary material. There are 16 carefully graded and interlocking units. Each unit introduces new language structures firmly embedded in a functional context, which means you concentrate ...
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How to Betray a Dragon's HeroRead the books that inspired the How to Train Your Dragon films! This book will be a hit with children and adults alike. High up in the treacherous mists of the Murderous Mountains, Hiccup and the Company of the Dragonmark are in hiding. The witch's Spydragons are guarding the shores of Tomorrow - but Hiccup is determined to become King of the Wilderwest. Can Hiccup dodge the dragons and steal the King's Things ...
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Peacock EmporiumIn the Sixties, Athene Forster is the most glamorous girl of her generation. Nicknamed the Last Deb, she is also beautiful, spoilt and out of control. When she agrees to marry dashing young heir Douglas Fairley-Hulme her parents breathe a sigh of relief. But within two years rumours have begun to circulate about Athene's affair with a young salesman. Thirty five years on, Suzanna Peacock is struggling with her ...
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Night MusicThe Spanish House is a hotch-potch of designs, Georgian, Gothic and Moorish, as if whoever started it had simply got bored. It has long been known as an architectural folly to locals, and is now nearly derelict to boot. When its reclusive owner dies intestate the Spanish House is left to his city-dwelling niece. For Isabel, recently widowed, the house is a potential lifeline - the only hope she has of providing ...
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Complete NorwegianComplete Norwegian gives you all the language, practice and skills you need to communicate comfortably and accurately in Norwegian. Move confidently from beginner to intermediate level with this complete course that enables you to master the four key skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. Through authentic conversations, vocabulary building, grammar explanations and extensive practice and review you ...
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Yellow BirdsAnd yes, it was full of naivety and boyishness, but that is all right, because we were boys then. It makes me love him a little, even now, to remember him sitting beneath the hawthorn tree, sad that his girl had left him, but without anger or resentment, despite being only a few hours removed from all the killing of the night before. He sat there in the dark. We spoke like children. We looked at each other as ...
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Bob: No Ordinary Cat'We are all given second chances every day of our lives, but we don't usually take them. Then I met Bob'. James Bowen was a homeless musician, busking on the streets of London to survive. But the moment he met an injured stray cat with ginger fur and big green eyes, his life began to change. Together James and Bob the cat faced the world - and won. A purrfectly true 'tail' of love and friendship to make you smile!
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Persuade People with Your WritingThe ability to persuade people to agree with you can be crucial to your working life. This book will help you apply the psychology of persuasion to your writing. Persuasion expert Karen Mannering guides you through all aspects of business writing, from adverts to business plans, emails to Twitter Feeds, letters to reports to produce sharper and more productive copy through the power of persuasion.
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Inspired Creative WritingThe books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Inspired Creative Writing is a short, simple and to-the-point guide to learning the basic principles of creative writing in a few short steps. Whether writing a novel, poetry, non-fiction or just experimenting, in just 96 pages you will discover ...
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Get to Grips with English GrammarThe books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. English Grammar is a short, simple and to-the-point guide to English grammar. In just 96 pages, the reader will learn all they need to write clear, correct English. Ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious, English Grammar ...
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Essays and Dissertations Made EasyThe books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Write Great Essays and Dissertations is a short, simple and to-the-point guide to applied psychology. In just 96 pages, the reader will learn all about why we do the things we do. Ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious, ...
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Complete Spanish (+ Audio CD)If you want to really understand Spanish and use the language independently, this comprehensive course will help you reach an intermediate level in all four skills - reading, writing, listening and speaking. Through authentic conversations, detailed language and grammar explanations and extensive practice and review you'll learn to master Spanish for yourself. You'll get the knowledge to use the language how ...
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Songs of the Humpback WhaleJane had always lived in somebody's shadow. Escaping a childhood of abuse by marrying oceanographer Oliver Jones, she finds herself taking second place to his increasingly successful career. However, when her daughter Rebecca is similarly treated, Jane's dramatic stand takes them all by surprise. Jane and Rebecca set out to drive across America to the sanctuary of the New England apple orchard where Jane's brother ...
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Sing You HomeZoe Baxter has spent ten years trying to get pregnant, and just when she's about to get her heart's desire, tragedy destroys her world. In the aftermath of loss and divorce, she throws herself into her career as a music therapist. Working with Vanessa, she finds their relationship moving from business, to friendship, and then - to Zoe's surprise - blossoming into love. When Zoe allows herself to start thinking ...
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Salem FallsJack St. Bride was once a beloved teacher and soccer coach at a girls' private school - until a student's crush sparked a powder keg of accusation and robbed him of his career and reputation. Now, after a devastatingly public ordeal that left him with an eight-month jail sentence and no job, Jack resolves to pick up the pieces of his life. He takes a job washing dishes at Addie Peabody's diner and slowly starts ...
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MercyCameron MacDonald has spent his life guided by duty. As the police chief of a small Massachusetts town that has been home to generations of his Scottish clan, he is bound to the town's residents by blood and honor. Yet when his cousin Jamie arrives at the police station with the body of his wife and the bald confession that he's killed her, Cam immediately places him under arrest. The situation isn't as clear ...
Keeping FaithFor the second time in her marriage, Mariah White catches her husband with another woman, and Faith, their seven-year-old daughter, witnesses every painful minute. In the aftermath of a sudden divorce, Mariah struggles with depression and Faith begins to confide in an imaginary friend. At first, Mariah dismisses these exchanges as a childs imagination. But when Faith starts reciting passages from the Bible, ...
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Harvesting the HeartPaige has only a few vivid memories of her mother, who abandoned her when she was five. Now, having left home and her father for dreams of art school and marriage to an ambitious young doctor, Paige finds herself with a child of her own. Emotionally and physically exhausted, overwhelmed by the demands of her family, Paige cannot forget her mother's absence or the shameful memories from her own past. Her next ...
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Second GlanceWhen a plot of land is being developed in Vermont against the will of a local Native American tribe, strange things begin to happen - and Ross Wakeman, a paranormal investigator, is asked to get involved. He's a desperate drifter who's taken up ghost hunting in an effort to cross paths again with his fiancee, who died in a car crash eight years ago, but he has yet to experience anything even remotely paranormal. ...
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The Emperor's TombHearing that his old friend Cassiopeia Vitt is in trouble, Malone follows the few clues he has and realises that they are in the middle of something huge, involving Russian and US oil interests and a centuries-old secret. After stumbling across two dead bodies and into the crosshairs of his former boss, Malone finds himself in a race to unravel the mystery of an emperor's tomb, a sinister society, and a deadly ...
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The Guest ListWhen a couple decide to leave their Irish relatives at home and have a peaceful Caribbean wedding, they don't count on both families deciding to join them...
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The Ship of BridesThe year is 1946, and all over the world young women are crossing the seas in their thousands en route to the men they married in wartime, and an unknown future. In Sydney, Australia, four women join 650 other brides on an extraordinary voyage to England - aboard HMS Victoria, which still carries not just arms and aircraft but a thousand naval officers and men. Rules of honour, duty, and separation are strictly ...
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Follow Me DownCritically acclaimed author Tanya Byrne returns with a dark, compulsive tale of obsession and betrayal. First love. Last lie. When Adamma Okomma has to leave her glossy high school in New York for a dusty English boarding school, she thinks it's the end of the world - or the end of her social life, at least. Then she meets the wicked-witted Scarlett Chiltern, who shows her all of Crofton College's darkest corners ...
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American godsAfter three years in prison, Shadow has done his time. But as the time until his release ticks away, he can feel a storm brewing. Two days before he gets out, his wife Laura dies in a car crash, in adulterous circumstances. Dazed, Shadow travels home, only to encounter the bizarre Mr Wednesday claiming to be a refugee from a distant war.
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Sycamore RowFor almost a quarter of a century, John Grisham's A Time to Kill has captivated readers with its raw exploration of race, retribution, and justice. Now, its hero, Jake Brigance, returns to the courtroom in a dramatic showdown as Ford County again confronts its tortured history. Filled with the intrigue, suspense and plot twists that are the hallmarks of the world's favourite storyteller, SYCAMORE ROW is the ...
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Theodore Boone: The AccusedTheodore Boone is the thirteen year old who knows more about the law than most adult lawyers. He certainly never expected to be the victim of crime himself. But then his bike is vandalised, he's attacked while doing his homework and, worst of all, framed for a robbery. When stolen computer equipment turns up in Theo's school locker, the police start leaning on him hard. And he is the only suspect. What if he ...
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Days of Blood and StarlightIt began with the breathtaking DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE... This November, the story continues in the astounding, must-read sequel, DAYS OF BLOOD AND STARLIGHT. Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love and dared to imagine a new way of living - one without massacres and torn throats and bonfires of the fallen, without revenants or bastard armies or children ripped from their mothers' arms to take ...
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RequiemThe thrilling climax to one of the most eagerly awaited series since The Hunger Games and Twilight. I've started dreaming of Portland again. Like a monster from one of the ghost stories we used to tell as kids, the past has been finding its way in. It bubbles up through the cracks when I'm not paying attention, and pulls at me with greedy fingers. This is what they warned me about for all those years: the heavy ...
The Ocean at the End of the LaneTHE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE is a fable that reshapes modern fantasy: moving, terrifying and elegiac - as pure as a dream, as delicate as a butterfly's wing, as dangerous as a knife in the dark, from storytelling genius Neil Gaiman. It began for our narrator forty years ago when the family lodger stole their car and committed suicide in it, stirring up ancient powers best left undisturbed. Dark creatures ...
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GlobalisationAdvanced TopicMasters will enhance student knowledge and understanding of demanding topics in AS/A-level geography.The texts can be read to consolidate understanding as each topic is covered in class, and referred to by students in order to complete essays and other assignments. Analysis of each topic is illustrated in full colour by case studies, photographs, charts, tables and diagrams. The case studies support ...
NightshadeThe fourth in the Jack Nightingale supernatural thriller series by bestselling author Stephen Leather. When a murdered young girl miraculously returns to life saying she's spoken to God, it's clear that sinister forces are at play. And when those who speak to her inexplicably commit suicide shortly after their encounter, Nightingale is called in to investigate. As he probes deeper into the chilling tale, he ...
The Dirty Streets of HeavenTHE DIRTY STREETS OF HEAVEN is the first in a new set of fantasy-fuelled thrillers from the author George R. R. Martin cites as one of the major inspirations behind Game of Thrones: Tad Williams, international bestselling author of The Dragonbone Chair. BOBBY DOLLAR ISN'T YOUR AVERAGE ANGEL. Sure, he takes the occasional trip to Heaven, but his job as an advocate - arguing the fate of the recently deceased - ...
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Summertime DeathAs the temperature in Sweden reaches a record-breaking 45, forest fires break out. All those who have failed to escape Linkoping for the summer take shelter indoors, shocked and paralysed by the heat. However, when a teenage girl is discovered naked and bleeding in the local park, it is clear that the raging heat is not the only plague affecting the town.Then a second girl is found dead.Alarmed by the fact that ...
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The Salvation: UnseenNow that the lethal properties of Elena's blood have been discovered, Stefan has been risking it all to destroy the almighty Old Ones. But when Elena is almost killed in a car accident - one that was very clearly not an accident at all - she realizes that the most deadly Old One is determined to take her down. And he just might be powerful enough to do it...
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Love And Sleepless NightsWhen Nick Spalding self-published Love From Both Sides and Love And Sleepless Nights he became one of the bestselling ebook authors of 2012. Now for the first time the Love books are being published in a longer format with more of the love story, more of Laura and Jamie's ups and downs and more of the laugh-out-loud hilarious moments that fans have come to love than before. Sometimes, the hardest part of becoming ...
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Between the LinesDelilah knows it's weird, but she can't stop reading her favourite fairy tale. Other girls her age are dating and cheerleading. But then, other girls are popular. She loves the comfort of the happy ending, and knowing there will be no surprises. Until she gets the biggest surprise of all, when Prince Oliver looks out from the page and speaks to her. Now Delilah must decide: will she do as Oliver asks, and help ...
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The RacketeerGiven the importance of what they do, and the controversies that often surround them, and the violent people they sometimes confront, it is remarkable that in the history of the USA only four active federal judges have been murdered. Judge Raymond Fawcett just became number five. His body was found in the small basement of a lakeside cabin he had built himself and frequently used on weekends. When he did not ...
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Theodore Boone: The ActivistJohn Grisham delivers high intensity legal drama for a new generation of readers in the fourth novel in his bestselling Theodore Boone series.
Though he's only thirteen, Theodore Boone has spent more time in the courtroom than almost anywhere else, and there's always a new adventure waiting. After having been falsely accused of vandalism and theft, Theo is happy to finally be out of the hot seat, once more dispensing ...
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My Life in Black and WhiteAmelia Harris gave up on her dreams of being a Hollywood scriptwriter when she married handsome, ambitious filmmaker Dean - who has just upped and left her for a younger model. From LA to Santa Barbara to London, Amelia goes on a journey with a suitcase full of her grandmother's vintage dresses in one hand and her broken heart in the other, determined to find out the secrets of her grandmother's past and just ...
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One DayI can imagine you at forty, she said, with malice in her voice. I can picture it right now. He smiled without opening his eyes. Go on then. 15th July 1988. Emma and Dexter meet for the first time on the night of their graduation. Tomorrow they must go their separate ways. So where will they be on this one day next year? And the year after that? And every year that follows? Twenty years, two people, ONE DAY. ...
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Farewell to LancashireCassandra Blake has raised her three motherless sisters. The girls are the pride of their book-loving, impractical father, and not in a hurry to marry. Then the American Civil War cuts off supplies of cotton to Lancashire, the mills fall silent and there is no work. There is a stark choice: stay and risk starvation or pack up and begin again elsewhere. Cassandra has fallen in love with Reece Gregory, but he ...
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Guilt by DegreesNo witnesses. No motive. No name. The homeless man's death seems an impossible case to solve. But Deputy District Attorney Rachel Knight isn't going to let that prevent her trying to bring his killer to justice. When she uncovers a link between this death and the vicious murder of an LAPD cop, one thing becomes clear: she's looking for someone who will kill to keep their secrets safe. Someone who is as smart ...
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Diana: Story of a PrincessThe life of Diana, Princess of Wales, has never before been told with such insight and authority. This book is a subtle, honest portrait, without the bias and exaggeration of the past. Drawing on new research and dozens of specially commissoned interviews - many with senior members of the royal household who have never spoken before - DIANA: STORY OF A PRINCESS explains how a shy teenager grew up to be the most ...
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The AsylumTrust has never come easily to Stefan and Damon, but now that Samuel - a vampire from Katherine's past bent on revenge - is determined to ruin their lives, the Salvatores must join forces to defeat their foe. Samuel has already ruined Stefan's chances at a normal life, and now he's framing Damon for the Jack the Ripper murders, too. With the help of Cora, a human girl, Stefan and Damon track Samuel from the ...
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MidnightThe vampire love triangle that spawned hundreds of thousands of fans-and inspired a major new dramatisation shown on ITV -concludes in this powerful final volume of The Vampire Diaries. In Midnight, golden girl Elena Gilbert is back from the Dark Dimension, having successfully freed her vampire boyfriend Stefan Salvatore from imprisonment. Saving Stefan had an unlikely consequence: his vampire brother Damon ...
Shadow SoulsElena Gilbert is once again at the centre of magic and danger beyond her imagining. And once more, Stefan isn't there to help! Elena is forced to trust her life to Damon, the handsome but deadly vampire who wants Elena, body and soul. They must journey to the slums of the Dark Dimension, a world where vampires and demons roam free, but humans must live as slaves of their supernatural masters. Damon's brother, ...
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Destiny RisingElena Gilbert has never been an ordinary teenager. After falling in love with the irresistible vampires Stefan and Damon Salvatore, she became a vampire, died, returned from the dead, and journeyed to hell and back to save Stefan. Now in college, Elena faces a terrifying new danger and discovers her destiny.
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Mixed Up Fairy TalesThis hilarious flap book allows you to mix and match fairy tales and create your own sensible or silly stories! Great fun! What would happen if Goldilocks had two horrid stepsisters and fell asleep for a hundred years? Would she be woken by a hungry wolf or Little Red Riding Hood's Granny? This fantastic split page book allows the reader to mix and match different combinations of fairy tales with hilarious results.
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Just So Stories: The Elephant's ChildSimple retellings of Rudyard Kipling's Just So stories with bright, fun illustrations, for children who are just starting to read on their own. In this story, the Elephant's child never, ever stops asking questions. But when he determines to find out what Crocodile eats for his dinner, he's in for a surprise!
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United KingdomEach title looks at each country through a variety of themes such as location, landscape and climate, population and health, settlements, family life, religion and beliefs, education and learning, employment and economy, industry and trade, farming and food, transport and communications, leisure and tourism and environment and wildlife.Includes maps, statistics panels and simple graphs and charts; and a topic ...
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A Street Cat Named BobWhen James Bowen found an injured, ginger street cat curled up in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, he had no idea just how much his life was about to change. James was living hand to mouth on the streets of London and the last thing he needed was a pet. Yet James couldn't resist helping the strikingly intelligent tom cat, whom he quickly christened Bob. He slowly nursed Bob back to health and then ...
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The Map of Lost MemoriesThe one thing to remember about an adventure is that if it turns out the way you expect it to, it has not been an adventure at all... Shanghai, 1925. Irene, a museum curator (and, unofficially, a treasure hunter) is searching for a set of legendary copper scrolls which describe the forgotten history of Cambodia's ancient Khmer civilisation. Her mentor has sent her to China to enlist the help of Simone, a mercurial ...
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The Good FatherAn ordinary boy with an ordinary life stands accused of killing the next president of the United States. WHAT HAPPENED? Dr Paul Allen is a well-respected man. He lives a happy, comfortable life with his second wife and their family. Until the night when a knock at the door blows his world apart: a hugely popular presidential candidate has been shot, and they say the young man who pulled the trigger is Paul's ...
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Volcanoes, Earthquakes and TsunamisVolcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis is the essential guide to these fascinating natural hazards. These three phenomena pose the most frightening geological events with which we inhabitants of planet earth have to contend. This book focuses on plate tectonics before delving into the intricacies of each one of these hazards so that you will soon develop a clear understanding of what causes them, how they relate ...
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Bright Shiny MorningThis is a bold and dazzling new story from the controversial creator of A Million Little Pieces. Welcome to LA. City of contradictions. It is home to movie stars and down-and-outs. Palm-lined beaches and gridlock. Shopping sprees and gun sprees. Bright Shiny Morning takes a wild ride through the ultimate metropolis, where glittering excess rubs shoulders with seedy depravity. Frey's trademark filmic snapshots ...
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Another ViewEmma Litton can't get on with her life until she finds out just what place she has in her father's heart. She'd been at school in Europe since she was fourteen, then found a job in Paris, always wondering what her famous artist father was doing in Japan or America or at their cottage in Cornwall. Even after she meets Robert Morrow, the handsome gallery owner, and rediscovers her step-brother, Christo, she still ...
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To Love and to CherishThe enthralling new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author and Headline's queen of sagas Life in 1920s Liverpool for sisters Gloria and Betty Jenkins is secure and comfortable. Elder sister Gloria finds romance with the boy next door, until her wealthy, but snobbish and interfering Aunt Sybil steps in, offering her the opportunity of a lifetime. A trip to New York gives Gloria everything she desires ...
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The Nobodies AlbumOctavia Frost is no stranger to life's twists of fate. She has mourned a husband and a daughter. She has watched her son become a rock star, following his progress through gossip magazines: they have not spoken in four years. And in her own, less spectacular way, she has built a name for herself as a writer. But the news she receives today will make her rethink everything. And though the situation seems bleak, ...
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The Wind Through the Keyhole: A Dark Tower NovelFor readers new to epic bestselling DARK TOWER series, THE WIND THROUGH THE KEYHOLE is a stand-alone novel, and a wonderful introduction to the series. It's a story within a story, featuring both the younger and older gunslinger Roland on his quest to find the Dark Tower. Fans of the existing seven books will also delight in discovering what happened to Roland and his ka tet between the time they leave the Emerald ...
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BlazeHe's got a plan. But he hasn't got a clue. Clayton Blaisdell's capers are strictly small-time until he meets George Rackley. With Blaze's brawn and George's brains, the pull of a hundred successful cons. Then George plans the one big score every small time dreams of: kidnapping the infant heir to a family fortune. The trouble is that by the time the deal goes down, the brains of the operation has died. Or has ...
Danse MacabreIt was not long after Halloween when Stephen King received a telephone call from his editor. Why don't you do a book about the entire horror phenomenon as you see it? Books, movies, radio, TV, the whole thing? The result is this unique combination of fantasy and autobiography, of classic horror writing honed to an unforgettable edge by the bestselling master of the genre. DANSE MACABRE ranges across the whole ...
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On WritingNot since Dickens has a writer had so many readers by the throat... King's imagination is vast. He knows how to engage the deepest sympathies of his readers... It is part biography, part collection of tips for the aspiring writer. In the final chapters, King tells, in graphic details, the story of his recent accident... a bizarre and absorbing story, told brillinatly by one of the great storytellers of our time ...
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The TalismanJack Sawyer was twelve years old and tall for his age... His mother was moving him through the world, twitching him from place to place; but what moved his mother? His mother was running, running. When Jack Sawyer meets a man called Speedy Parker, it is the beginning of a terrifying trip across America. For Jack must find the Talisman, the only thing that can save his dying mother. His quest takes him into the ...
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Thinner'Thinner' - the old gypsy man barely whispers the word. Billy feels the touch of a withered hand on his cheek.Billy Halleck, prosperous if overweight citizen, happily married, shuddered then turned angrily away. The old woman's death had been none of his fault. The courts had cleared him. She'd just stumbled in front of his car. Now he simply wanted to forget the whole messy business. Later, when the scales ...
Something from Tiffany'sDoesn't every girl dream of getting... something from Tiffany's? On 5th Avenue in New York City, two very different men are shopping for gifts for the women they love. Gary is buying his girlfriend Rachel a charm bracelet. Partly to thank her for paying for their holiday-of-a-lifetime to New York. But mainly because he's left his shopping far too late. Whereas Ethan's looking for something a little more special ...
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The Running ManIt's not just a game when you're running for your life. Every night they tuned in to the nation's favourite prime-time TV game show. They all watched, from the sprawling slums to the security-obsessed enclaves of the rich. They all watched the ultimate live death game as the contestants tried to bet not the clock, but annihhilation at the hands of the Hunters. Survive thirty days and win the billion dollar jackpot ...
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The RegulatorsWentworth, Ohio: a small friendly town where the Carver children bicker over sweets in the E-Z shop and writer Johnny Marinville is the only resident who minds his own business. On Poplar Street, apart from the impending storm, it's just a normal summer's day - with Frisbees flying, lawn mowers humming and barbeques grilling. As the paperboy makes his round, he is unaware of the chrome red van idling up the ...
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Perfect MatchAs an assistant district attorney, Nina Frost prosecutes the sort of crimes that tear families apart. But when Nina and her husband discover that their five-year-old son Nathaniel has been sexually abused, it is her own family that is devastated.
The world Nina inhabits now seems different from the one she lived in yesterday; the lines between family and professional life are erased; and answers to questions ...
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MercyPolice chief of a small Massachusetts town, Cameron McDonald makes the toughest arrest of his life when his own cousin Jamie comes to him and confesses outright that he has killed his terminally ill wife out of mercy.
Now, a heated murder trial plunges the town into upheaval, and drives a wedge into a contented marriage: Cameron, aiding the prosecution in their case against Jamie, is suddenly at odds with his ...
Iron HouseIron House is the remarkable story of two orphaned brothers separated by violence at a tender age. When a boy is savagely killed in their brutal orphanage, one brother runs and takes the blame with him, eventually finding his way to New York and into the heart of organized crime. Two decades later - a seasoned killer - he returns to North Carolina with a sentence on his head, the mob in hot pursuit and his long-lost ...
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First Among SequelsThursday Next is back. And this time it's personal... Officially, Literary Detective Thursday Next is off the case. Once a key figure in the BookWorld police force, she is concentrating on her duties as a wife and mother. Or so her husband thinks... Unofficially, Thursday is working as hard as ever - and in this world of dangerously short attention spans, there's no rest for the literate. Can Thursday stop Pride ...
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Calico JoeThirty years have passed since eleven-year-old Paul Tracy watched his troubled father, Warren, a pitcher for the New York Mets, clash with his childhood hero, the Cubs' golden-boy Joe Castle, in a contest from which no winners emerged. Now the news that his father is dying brings the memory of that day flooding back. Deciding that it's time to face up to what really happened on that baseball field in 1973, father ...
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Get Started in Beginner's French (+ Audio CD)Do you want to... learn to communicate for yourself? Understand how French works? Review and measure your own progress? Then you need to Get Started in French. Speaking another language is the key to a fuller, more interesting life. We've all dreamed of travelling abroad and communicating with confidence. Who wants to be the tongue-tied visitor when you could be making friends and having new experiences? Now's ...
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A Plus! GCSE FrenchThe Student Book is divided into 15 units or Themen. The aim is to study Themen 1-9 in year 10 and Themen 10-15 in year 11. Each Thema covers a key topic area, which is further divided into sharply focused sub-units. The topic areas correspond closely to those offered by the three main awarding bodies.
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Nightmares and DreamscapesThe Stephen King Amusement Park - an unnerving experience, with rides every which way to hell... and a few to glory. A solitary finger pokes out of a drain. Novelty teeth turn predatory. The Nevada desert swallows a Cadillac. Meanwhile, the legend of Castle Rock returns... and grows on you. What does it all mean? What else could it mean? Stephen King is here with a powerful collection of stories - a vast, many-chambered ...
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Small Business AccountingSmall Business Accounting is a jargon-free joy for the small business owner or manager, providing practical examples of real businesses to show the reader, step by step, how to record each transaction. This book does not assume that you know anything at all about business records and accounts and gives a system for real businesses to be operated by real business people who want a simple, easy and, above all, ...
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Get a Better JobThe current world of work is tough whether you are looking for work or just looking to make better life choices. Things are changing fast and the 'job for life' is a long forgotten myth. This book, perceptively written and full of practical advice, tells you exactly how to become a hot property in the competitive job market. Filled with self-check questions, exercises and case studies it will help you to understand ...
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The Twelve Days of ChristmasWith a sprinkling of festive, illustrative magic, Jane Ray has created a timeless version of this traditional Christmas verse. The exquisite artwork captures the very essence of the festive season, making this a book bound to be cherished and read year after year. Jane Ray fans and collectors will be eagerly anticipating this latest book from the incredibly talented artist.
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The Night Before ChristmasYoung children will love to join in the excitement of waiting for Santa to visit on Christmas Eve, as seen through the eyes of two little mice. With lively rhyming text from an award-winning author, and heartwarming illustrations from a strong new talent, this wonderfully cosy and festive board book is destined to be a seasonal classic and would make the perfect stocking filler!
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Elizabeth IPrincess Elizabeth's future is uncertain. She should become the rightful queen of England but will the Catholics ever accept a Protestant Queen? Will Mary's husband, the Catholic King Philip of Spain, make a bid for the English throne? Elizabeth is not sure who she can trust, and that's before the arrival of a spy and a sinister letter!
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Ella Bella Ballerina and Swan LakeCan Ella Bella help the swan princess to be reunited with her prince? Will she help to break the wicked sorcerer's spell? Will true love conquer all? Young ballerinas will find the answer to all these questions and delight in the sheer charm of Ella Bella's world. James Mayhew has also included a last page full of ballet facts to help even the keenest budding ballerina to learn about Swan Lake.
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ParanormanIn a quaint New England town with a history of witches and pilgrims, misunderstood 11-year-old Norman Babcock can see and talk to ghosts. No one believes him, of course - everyone just thinks he's weird (including his parents). But when a folktale of a witch who cursed her accusers turns out to be true, it's up to Norman to save the town from pilgrim zombies! In addition to the zombies, he'll have to take on ...
Inventions That Changed the WorldIn 1903, two brothers achieved the first controlled flight of a heavier than air machine. Within twenty years people were journeying in airlines and the world had changed forever. Find out what the other top nine Inventions are that Changed the World!
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How to Seize a Dragon's JewelThe story continues in the tenth volume of Hiccup's How to Train Your Dragon memoirs. When we last left Hiccup things were getting very dark indeed. The Dragon Rebellion has begun. Snotlout is the new Chief of the Hooligan Tribe. Stoick has been banished and given the Slavemark. And Alvin the Treacherous has EIGHT of the King's Lost Things, and has been proclaimed the new King of the Wilderwest... But what can ...
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The TommyknockersEverything was similar. But everything had changed.Coming back to the little community was like walking into a nightmare for Jim Gardener, poet, drunk, potential suicide.It all looked the same, the house, the furniture, Jim's friend Bobbi, her beagle (though ageing), even the woods out at the back.But it was in the woods that Bobbi had stumbled over the odd, part buried object and had felt a peculiar tingle ...
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Misery Bear's Guide to Love and HeartbreakMisery bear is a depressed and pathetic teddy bear (a bit borderline alcoholic with some anger issues). He has made people laugh and cry all over the world since he first appeared on the BBC Comedy website. Here's MISERY BEAR'S GUIDE TO LOVE & HEARTBREAK (guaranteed to make you feel better about yourself) told in story and picture form from his own tear (and occassionally whisky) soaked paw. Misery Bear's life ...
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Everything's EventualNothing is quite as it seems.Expect the unexpected in this veritable treasure trove of enthralling, witty, dark tales that could only come from the imagination of the greatest storyteller of our time.In this eerie, enchanting compilation, Stephen King takes readers down a road less travelled (for good reason) in the blockbuster e-book 'Riding the Bullet'. Terror becomes deja vu all over again when you get 'That ...
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DeliriumThere was a time when love was the most important thing in the world. People would go to the end of the earth to find it. They would tell lies for it. Even kill for it. Then, at last, they found the cure. Now, everything is different. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the government demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Haloway has always looked forward to the day when ...
Full Dark, No Stars'I believe there is another man inside every man, a stranger', writes Wilfred Leland James in the early pages of the riveting confession that makes up '1922', the first in this pitch-black quartet of mesmerising tales from Stephen King, linked by the theme of retribution. For James, that stranger is awakened when his wife Arlette proposes selling off the family homestead and moving to Omaha, setting in motion ...
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Inside AppleIn INSIDE APPLE, Adam Lashinsky provides readers with an insight on leadership and innovation. He introduces Apple business concepts like the 'DRI' (Apple's practice of assigning a Directly Responsible Individual to every task) and the Top 100 (an annual event where that year's top 100 up-and-coming executives are surreptitiously transported to a secret retreat with company founder Steve Jobs). Based on numerous ...
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The First CutFive years ago, Nicky was on holiday with a group of friends when her best friend Grace was brutally murdered. No one was ever charged with this terrible crime and Nicky in her grief sought solace in the arms of Grace's widower. They're now married but he is often out of the country for work, and when Nicky meets Adam, who is young, good-looking and obviously interested, she's tempted. But what starts as an ...
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The Charm BraceletEvery charm bracelet tells a story and Holly O'Neill knows this better than most. Years ago, at a difficult time in her life, a silver bracelet in a pretty wrapped box was delivered anonymously to her, a single charm attached. Some time later, another mysterious charm appeared, and the same thing happened many times over the years. Each charm proved to be significant in her life, as if her unnamed benefactor ...
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Different SeasonsIn this classic collection of four novellas, the grand master takes you on irrestistible journeys into the far reaches of horror, heartache and hope. Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption is the story of two men convicted of murder - one guilty, one innocent - who form the perfect partnership as they dream up a scheme to escape from prison. In Apt Pupil a golden schoolboy entices an old man with a past to join ...
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Four Past MidnightAt midnight comes the point of balance. Of danger. The instant of utter stillness when between two beats of the heart, an alternative reality can slip through, like a blade between the ribs, and switch you into a new and terrifying world. FOUR PAST MIDNIGHT: four heart-stopping accounts of that moment when the familiar world fractures beyond sense, the fragments spinning away from the desperate, clutching reach of sanity...
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Night ShiftA collection of tales to invade and paralyse the mind as the safe light of day is infiltrated by the shadows of the night.As you read, the clutching fingers of terror brush lightly across the nape of the neck, reach round from behind to clutch and lock themselves, white-knuckled, around the throat. This is the horror of ordinary people and everyday objects that become strangely altered; a world where nothing ...
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Just After SunsetJust after sunset, as darkness grips the imagination, is the time when you feel the unexpected creep into the every day. As familiar journeys take a different turn, ordinary objects assume extraordinary powers. A blind intruder visits a dying man - and saves his life, with a kiss. A woman receives a phone call from her husband. Her late husband. In the emotional aftermath of her baby's sudden death, Emily starts ...
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Salem's LotTurn off the television - in fact, why don't you turn off all the lights except for the one over your favourite chair? - and we'll talk about vampires here in the dim. I think I can make you believe in them. Stephen King, from the Introduction.'Salem's Lot is a small New England town with the usual quota of gossips, drinkers, weirdos and respectable folk. Of course there are tales of strange happenings - but ...
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Writer's Guide to Good StyleDo you want to write more effectively, correctly and in a manner which is appropriate for this brave new world of text speak and blogging? Whether ou are a professional writer, or writing for your profession, a journalist, non-fiction writer, or simply a would-be blogger, you will find essential guidance and the latest style rules in this book. It contains firstly a detailed breakdown of both the rules of grammar, ...
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Write Great DialogueCommissioning editors say good dialogue is one of the first things that make a book stand out from the crowd - and similarly, that clunky direct speech is one of the first things that will send a book straight from the slushpile to the rejections bin. But while many other aspects of writing are pored over in intense detail, there have been very few books on the art of writing successful dialogue. In this practical ...
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Understand Tax for Small BusinessesUnderstandTax for Small Businesses is aimed at small businesses and fills a conspicuous gap in the market. Following the business lifecycle, it provides highly relevant information and advice on the real events that business people experience, whether self-employed or running a company. Throughout this book the reader gains a basic understanding of tax principles, the operation of the tax system and knows when ...
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Understand Scottish HistoryExplore the History of Scotland is a comprehensive guide to the exciting story of this nation, from pre-history right through to the present day. With the question of Scottish independence once again on the agenda, this book will allow you to trace the events, both peaceful and bloody, that have brought the country to this point. Tracing events from the pre-history of the land and the coming of the Scots to ...
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Understand ElectronicsUnderstand Electronics will enable you to grasp the fundamental concepts of electronics as well as the more complex principles. Offering support and clarity throughout, this book covers everything from voltage, dividers and resisors to logic gates and Boolean algebra. You will gain a solid understanding and feel confident in demonstrating your knowledge.
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Understand Art HistoryAre you interested in art? Do you want to develop your own opinions? Would you like to get more out of your visits to galleries and exhibitions? Art History: Teach Yourself is a comprehensive and unpretentious guide that will ensure you gain a solid grounding in this fascinating subject. It begins by asking the fundamental question, 'what exactly is art?' before delving into the main historical approaches and ...
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Take Better PhotosTeach Yourself - the world's leading learning brand - is relaunched in 2010 as a multi-platform experience that will keep you motivated to achieve your goals. Let our expert author guide you through this brand new edition, with personal insights, tips, energising self-tests and summaries throughout the book. Go online at www.teachyourself.com for tests, extension articles and a vibrant community of like-minded ...
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Succeed at Interviews in a WeekThe ability to succeed at interviews is crucial to anyone who wants to advance their career. Written by Alison Straw and Mo Shapiro, leading experts on interviews as both a coaches and a practitioners, this book quickly teaches you the insider secrets you need to know to in order to perform brilliantly when interviewed. The highly motivational 'in a week' structure of the book provides seven straightforward ...
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Spanish Grammar You Really Need to KnowComprehensive and clear explanations of key grammar patterns and structures are reinforced and contextualized through authentic materials. You will not only learn how to construct grammar correctly, but when and where to use it so you sound natural and appropriate. Spanish Grammar You Really Need to Know will help you gain the intuition you need to become a confident communicator in your new language.
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Small Business SurvivalSmall Business Survival will give you all the help you need to not just “get by” in the present economic downturn but to help your business emerge stronger, too. The author, Kevin Duncan, is an independent troubleshooter with a vast knowledge of many business types, writer of 5 bestselling business books, and winner of many creativity and effectiveness awards. His no-nonsense approach to the subject guides you ...
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Set Up a Successful Small BusinessSet Up a Successful Small Business will help you to get your business venture off the ground and turning a profit. Arming you with a strategy for success, the book will support you through the entire process, from getting to grips with business finance to effective marketing. Written by small business owners who have been through it all themselves, you'll also receive insider tips to help give your business the edge.
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Successful Selling in a WeekThe ability to sell products and services successfully is crucial to anyone who wants to advance their career. Written by Christine Harvey, a leading expert on selling as both a coach and a practitioner, this book quickly teaches you the insider secrets you need to know to in order to achieve profitable sales. The highly motivational 'in a week' structure of the book provides seven straightforward chapters explaining ...
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Run Your Own BusinessRunning your own business is a daunting, challenging and stressful task, but it can also be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. Having run many types of business, worked with 300 clients, and won 35 awards for creativity and effectiveness, Kevin Duncan expertly guides you through the principles of running a successful business. Crammed with detailed, practical advice - from assessing pros and ...
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Understand Roman CivilizationThis remarkable and original introduction to Roman civilization starts with a tour of Rome, and uses real sights which you can visit today as a starting point for discussions of all aspects of Roman life. From art and architecture, to politics and propaganda, this is a unique and accessible guide to the civlizaton that shaped the world as it is today. Readers will gain new insights into the Roman past, its people, ...
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Successful Presenting in a WeekThe ability to give a successful presentation is crucial to anyone who wants to advance their career. Written by Malcolm Peel, a leading expert on presenting as both a coach and a practitioner, this book quickly teaches you the insider secrets you need to know to in order to get your audience to do what you want them to do. The highly motivational 'in a week' structure of the book provides seven straightforward ...
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Planning Your Career in a WeekThe ability to plan your career is crucial to anyone who wants to advance their career. Written by Wendy Hirsh and Charles Jackson, a leading experts on career planning, this book quickly teaches you the insider secrets you need to know to in order work your way to where you want to be. The highly motivational 'in a week' structure of the book provides seven straightforward chapters explaining the key points, ...
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Perfect Your Italian Complete Course (+ Audio CD)Do you want to be able to listen to, speak, read and write Italian confidently? Do you want the convenience of being able to learn at home or on the move? Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, Teach Yourself Perfect Your Italian – Touch & Listen will guarantee success! Touch & Listen ebooks are a groundbreaking new approach to language learning that include recordings of pronunciation ...
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Perfect Your German Complete Course (+ Audio CD)Do you want to be able to listen to, speak, read and write German confidently? Do you want the convenience of being able to learn at home or on the move? Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, Teach Yourself Perfect Your German – Touch & Listen will guarantee success! Touch & Listen ebooks are a groundbreaking new approach to language learning that include recordings of pronunciation ...
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Pass the British Citizenship TestPass the British Citizenship Test will enable you to pass the test which will allow you to apply for indefinite leave to remain or naturalisation as a British citizen. Covering everything from the application and what you need to know to practice questions and what comes after the test, this book will prepare you for the whole process.
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Understand Mussolini's ItalyMussolini's Italy is a compelling introduction to this infamous fascist dictator and his extraordinary rule. Though sometimes regarded as a farcical ruler, Mussolini's 'brutal friendship' with Hitler and his tyrannical killing of over a million people cannot be ignored as crucial aspects of modern European history. David Evans' pacy and nuanced analysis of the rise and fall of this colourful yet dangerous dictator, ...
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Successful Meetings in a WeekThe ability to hold successful meetings is crucial to anyone who wants to advance their career. Written by Steve Morris and Graham Willcocks, leading experts on meetings as both a coaches and practitioners, this book quickly teaches you the insider secrets you need to know to in order to run successful meetings. The highly motivational 'in a week' structure of the book provides seven straightforward chapters ...
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Successful Marketing in a WeekThe ability to understand marketing is crucial to anyone who wants to advance their career - whether or not they actually work in marketing. Written by Eric Davies, a leading expert on marketing as both a coach and a practitioner, this book quickly teaches you the insider secrets you need to know to in order to ensure your products or services are marketed successfully. The highly motivational 'in a week' structure ...
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Successful Marketing Plans in a WeekThe ability to create a successful marketing plan is crucial to anyone who wants to advance their career. Written by Ros Jay, a leading expert on marketings as both a coach and a practitioner, this book quickly teaches you the insider secrets you need to know to create a successful marketing plan. The highly motivational 'in a week' structure of the book provides seven straightforward chapters explaining the ...
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Market Research in a WeekThe ability to research the market for a product or service is crucial for anyone who wants to advance their career. Written by Polly Bird, a leading expert on market research as both a coach and a practitioner, this book quickly teaches you the insider secrets you need to know to in order understand your consumers. The highly motivational 'in a week' structure of the book provides seven straightforward chapters ...
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Make a Difference with Your MarketingMake a Difference with your Marketing will help you take your marketing skills to a whole new level. By honing your imaginative skills and instilling great creative planning into your marketing, you can be sure that the results will keep you ahead of the competition. Your author, Jonathan Gabay, is one of the country's most respected creative brand consultants, and currently works with some of the world's biggest ...
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Make Meetings WorkMeetings are an inevitable and often unwelcome aspect of the working day. They figure heavily in all walks of life and create a forum for providing information, holding discussions, and making decisions. If they are run well they are a really valuable tool in running your organisation and progressing projects. If run badly they can seem like no more than a time-wasting irritant to the participants. Whether you ...
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Make Confident DecisionsMake Confident Decisions takes the very latest research in management science and sets out a step by step process for making major life changes. Unlike most titles on decision making, it looks not just at the process in a professional context but also helps you, in a focused, goal orientated manner to cope with the impact of major decisions on areas outside your professional life. It is ideal for you if you ...
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Successful Leadership in a WeekThe ability to lead people successfully is crucial to anyone who wants to advance their career. Written by Carol O'Connor, a leading expert on leadership as both a coach and a practitioner, this book quickly teaches you the insider secrets you need to know to in order to be a great leaderappraisal. The highly motivational 'in a week' structure of the book provides seven straightforward chapters explaining the ...
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Successful Job Hunting in a WeekThe ability to find the right job at the right time is crucial to anyone who wants to advance their career. Written by Pat Scudamore and Hilton Catt, leading experts on job hunting as both a coachwa and HR practitioners, this book quickly teaches you the insider secrets you need to know to in order find the right job for you. The highly motivational 'in a week' structure of the book provides seven straightforward ...
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Italian Grammar You Really Need to KnowComprehensive and clear explanations of key grammar patterns and structures are reinforced and contextualized through authentic materials. You will not only learn how to construct grammar correctly, but when and where to use it so you sound natural and appropriate. Italian Grammar You Really Need to Know will help you gain the intuition you need to become a confident communicator in your new language.
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Interviewing People Successfully in a WeekThe ability to interview people and select and hire the right candidate is crucial for anyone who wants to advance their career. Written by Mo Shapiro, a leading expert on interviewing as both a coach and a practitioner, this book quickly teaches you the insider secrets you need to know to in order create a brilliant team. The highly motivational 'in a week' structure of the book provides seven straightforward ...
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Interview Success: Get the EdgeAre you facing a crucial interview and don't want to risk losing that job because you lack confidence or you think your interview skills aren't up to scratch? Fiercely practical, this book could be the answer to all your problems. Whether you only have a few hours to prepare or a few weeks, Julie Gray will guide you through all the techniques and strategies you need to give yourself the edge in a competitive ...
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Improve Your Project ManagementThe ability to manage projects in an effective and efficient manner - on schedule and on budget - is a vital skill to have and a real asset for any business and even any home project. Improve Your Project Management helps you to gain this important skill - using a progressive, step-by-step approach. Covering everything from building the right team chemistry to micro-managing finances and dealing with unexpected ...
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Improve Your Cash FlowDo you have responsibility for managing cash flow in a small to medium enterprise or as a manager in a larger organisation, but have limited financial experience? Do you worry that lack of attention to this crucial aspect of financial management could lead to disaster for your business? Improve your Cash Flow, written by two leading financial experts, will help employers, managers and consultants to understand ...
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Have a Happy Family LifeWhy do some families work better than others? What are the ingredients for a fulfilling family life? In this wide-ranging and practical book, respected counsellor and agony aunt Suzie Hayman explains how you can make your family work, whatever stage of life you are in. This book is about you and your family - your development, your children's development, your relationships not only with your partner and immediate ...
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Get to Grips with Book KeepingBookkeeping is neither dull nor mysterious - its rules are logical and straightforward and are readily mastered by practice. Get to Grips with Bookkeeping is a comprehensive introduction to the principles of bookkeeping and the practical skills of recording transactions, posting the ledgers and preparing final accounts. Written by finance and accounting experts from the University of Birmingham this book: Explains ...
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Get the Career You WantDo you feel that your mojo has definitely headed over the hill and hasn't even sent a postcard? We all have moments when we feel that life has become boring or tedious and though a change of job or career might seem the answer that's not always possible, especially in these tough times. There are lots of reasons why anyone might feel constrained by their job and long to break out but there are just as many solutions. ...
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Get Started in Film MakingMake a Great Short Film is a jargon-free, straightforward guide for all budding film makers. Covering every aspect of making a film, from scriptwriting, casting and cameras to lighting, financing, filming and editing, this is the most comprehensive, user-friendly guide on the market. This new edition has been fully updated to take into account the most recent technological developments in the industry, particularly ...
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Get Started in Spanish (+ Audio CD)Are you looking for a course in Spanish written for the absolute beginner who has no experience of learning a foreign language? Get Started in Spanish will give you the confidence to communicate in Spanish. Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning ...
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Get Started in Portuguese (+ Audio CD)Are you looking for a course in Portuguese written for the absolute beginner who has no experience of learning a foreign language? Get Started in Portuguese will give you the confidence to communicate in Portuguese. Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added ...
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Get Started in Mandarin Chinese (+ Audio CD)Are you looking for a course in Mandarin Chinese written for the absolute beginner who has no experience of learning a foreign language? Get Started in Mandarin Chinese will give you the confidence to communicate in Mandarin Chinese. Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, ...
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Get Started in Italian (+ Audio CD)Are you looking for a course in Italian written for the absolute beginner who has no experience of learning a foreign language? Get Started in Italian will give you the confidence to communicate in Italian. Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning ...
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Get Started in German (+ Audio CD)Are you looking for a course in German written for the absolute beginner who has no experience of learning a foreign language? Get Started in German will give you the confidence to communicate in German. Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning ...
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Get Started in Creative WritingGet Started in Creative Writing is an indispensible guide to unlocking your creativity, finding your voice and choosing a genre of writing that suits you best, whether fiction or non-fiction, short stories or novels, children's books or travel writing. It features guidelines for do's and don'ts along with suggestions for crafting a distinctive style.With tips from some of the best-known writers of fiction and ...
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French for Primary School Teachers (+ Audio CD)This readily-accessible, highly focused, teach yourself book will allow trainees and teachers to work at their own pace, in their own time, to reach a level of competence where they can teach French in the primary classroom with confidence. Each of the 20 chapters will cover language and structures suitable to the primary context, with additional and more complex language to enable teachers to challenge pupils ...
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French Grammar You Really Need to KnowComprehensive and clear explanations of key grammar patterns and structures are reinforced and contextualized through authentic materials. You will not only learn how to construct grammar correctly, but when and where to use it so you sound natural and appropriate. French Grammar You Really Need to Know will help you gain the intuition you need to become a confident communicator in your new language.
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Successful Public Relations in a WeekAn understanding of public relations is crucial to anyone who wants to advance their career. Written by Brian Salter, a leading expert on public relations as both a practitioner and a journalist, this book quickly teaches you the insider secrets you need to know to in order run a successful public relations strategy. The highly motivational 'in a week' structure of the book provides seven straightforward chapters ...
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Find Peace with Tai ChiThis is the perfect introduction for beginners who want to learn the essential principles behind Tai Chi without overcomplicated instructions or confusing detail. You will learn the basic ideas and get into the Tai Chi way of thinking before picking up the 'form' and exercises through a series of simple illustrations designed for all abilities, leaving you with the perfect antidote to the stresses of 21st-century life.
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Fast-track Spanish (+ Audio CD)Follow this course for 35 minutes a day and in six weeks you'll be speaking Spanish! Elisabeth Smith has used her wide teaching experience to write a course that covers just the vocabulary and the grammar that you really need. This day-by-day programme is easy to follow and fun to do. At the end of six weeks, you'll have the confidence and knowledge to tackle all the situations you need to know about, such as ...
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Eastern PhilosophyTeach Yourself Eastern Philosophy examines key ideas that developed within the ancient civilisations of India and China. It presents a range of philosophies that both inform discussion of personal, moral and social issues and address the fundamental questions about the nature of reality and the place and purpose of human life within it. From the erotic images of Tantra to the simple precision of Zen, and from ...
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Dealing with Difficult People in a WeekThe ability to deal with difficult people is crucial to anyone who wants to advance their career. Written by Brian Salter and Naomi Langford-Wood, leading experts on dealing with difficult people as both coaches and practitioners, this book quickly teaches you the insider secrets you need to know to in order to overcome the barriers presented by difficult colleagues or customers. The highly motivational 'in ...
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Successful Customer Care in a WeekThe ability to look after your customers is crucial to anyone who wants to advance their career. Written by John Wellemin, a leading expert on customer care as both a coach and a practitioner, this book quickly teaches you the insider secrets you need to know to in order to keep your customers happy and coming back. The highly motivational 'in a week' structure of the book provides seven straightforward chapters ...
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Outstanding Creativity in a WeekThe ability to think creatively is crucial to anyone who wants to advance their career. Written by Gareth Lewis, a leading expert on creativity as both a coach and a researcher, this book quickly teaches you the insider secrets you need to know to come up with new solutions to a wide variety of problems. The highly motivational 'in a week' structure of the book provides seven straightforward chapters explaining ...
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Create the Perfect BrandDo you see branding as the key to the success of your business but aren't sure where to start? This book, written by enthusiastic experts, will help you to maximise your brand, even in a downturn. All aspects of branding are covered including brand creation and protection. Fascinating case studies of famous brands, including the disaster stories, nail their advice in the real world. All aspects of branding are ...
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Create a Winning TeamAs a team leader, do you believe you can make a real difference to the performance of your team? If you do, Make Your Team Work will help you do just that. This book is a practical and commonsense guide to successful team working. It focuses on the skills that team leaders AND teams need to develop to work together effectively unlike most books about team work, which focus on team building events and games, ...
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Successful Copywriting in a WeekThe ability to write great copy is crucial to anyone who wants to advance their career. Written by Robert Ashton, a leading expert on copywriting as both a coach and a practitioner, this book quickly teaches you the insider secrets you need to know to in order to write brilliant copy. The highly motivational 'in a week' structure of the book provides seven straightforward chapters explaining the key points, ...
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CellCivilization slipped into its second dark age on an unsurprising track of blood but with a speed that could not have been foreseen by even the most pessimistic futurist. By Halloween, every major city from New York to Moscow stank to the empty heavens and the world as it had been was a memory. The event became known as The Pulse. The virus was carried by every cell phone operating within the entire world. Within ...
Tough CustomerDodge Hanley is a private investigator who doesn't let rules get it in his way That's why he's the first person Caroline King - who after a thirty-year separation continues to haunt his dreams - asks for help when a deranged stalker attempts to murder their daughter... the daughter Dodge has never met. He has a whole bagful of grudging excuses for wishing to ignore Caroline's call, and one compelling reason ...
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LethalWhen her four-year-old daughter informs her a sick man is in their yard, Honor Gillette rushes out to help him. But that 'sick' man turns out to be Lee Coburn, the man accused of murdering seven people the night before. Dangerous, desperate, and armed, he promises Honor that she and her daughter won't be hurt as long as she does everything he asks. She has no choice but to accept him at his word. But Honor soon ...
Coping with Change at WorkIn these turbulent economic times it seems that change is now, ironically, the only constant. If you have found that your job has changed (or been lost) in ways that you cannot control, then this is the book for you. Whether it's your manager, your job, your employment status, your working style, or your industry that's changing, this book is full of practical tips. And it's not written just for managers either ...
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Successful Coaching in a WeekThe ability to coach employees successfully is crucial to anyone who wants to advance their career. Written by Matt Somers, a leading expert on coaching as both a coach and a trainer of coaches, this book quickly teaches you the insider secrets you need to know to in order tio coach successfully. The highly motivational 'in a week' structure of the book provides seven straightforward chapters explaining the ...
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Coach Yourself to Writing SuccessYou know how to woo publishers. You know how to write. But do you know how to overcome the things that prevent you being published? This book is the first personal coach for writers. If you write, whether professionally, for fun, or with dreams of doing both, it will help you to change your relationship with your writing, to be more motivated, to be more creative, less challenged and, ultimately, to be more ...
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Successful Change Management in a WeekThe ability to manage change successfully is crucial to anyone who wants to advance their career. Written by Mike and Pippa Bourne, leading experts on appraisals as both coaches and practitioners, this book quickly teaches you the insider secrets you need to know to in order to successfully manage change. The highly motivational 'in a week' structure of the book provides seven straightforward chapters explaining ...
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Successful CVs in a WeekThe ability to write the perfect CV for a job is crucial to anyone who wants to advance their career. Written by Streve Morris, a leading expert on CVs as both a recruiter and a coach for candidates, this book quickly teaches you the insider secrets you need to know to in order write the CV that will get you the job you want. The highly motivational 'in a week' structure of the book provides seven straightforward ...
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Transform Your BusinessSome people think change is a dirty word. Business leaders can't afford to think this way. Your competitors change, and your marketplace changes, so if you can't change, you will be left behind. Nina Dar, of Cheeky Monkey Business Solutions, has led hundreds of businesses of all sizes through the change process. Now, these proven techniques that multinational companies have paid thousands of pounds for, are ...
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Successful Business Plans in a WeekThe ability to write a successful business plan is crucial to anyone who wants to advance their career. Written by Iain Maitland, a leading expert on appraisals as both a coach and a practitioner, this book quickly teaches you the insider secrets you need to know to in order to write and receive support for a business plan. The highly motivational 'in a week' structure of the book provides seven straightforward ...
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Boost Your Child's CreativityTeach Yourself - the world's leading learning brand - is relaunched in 2010 as a multi-platform experience that will keep you motivated to achieve your goals. Let our expert author guide you through this brand new edition, with personal insights, tips, energising self-tests and summaries throughout the book. Go online at www.teachyourself.com for tests, extension articles and a vibrant community of like-minded ...
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Bookkeeping and Accounting in a WeekBookkeeping and accounting are crucial skills that no business can be without. Written by Roger Mason, a leading business accounting as both a coach and a practitioner, this book quickly teaches you the insider secrets you need to know to in order keep control of the books. The highly motivational 'in a week' structure of the book provides seven straightforward chapters explaining the key points, and at the ...
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Body Language for Management in a WeekThe ability to read people's body language and send out the right signals yourself, is crucial to anyone who wants to advance their career. Written by Geoff Ribbens and Richard Thompson, leading experts on body language, this book quickly teaches you the insider secrets you need to know to in order give a successful appraisal. The highly motivational 'in a week' structure of the book provides seven straightforward ...
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Teach Yourself be Your Own Boss: When You Quit Your Job or it Quits YouFrom weighing up the pros and cons of jumping ship in the first place to establishing and maintaining a successful solo enterprise, this book is all you need to make the leap to working alone. All aspects of setting up a new business are covered including: managing resources, time, clients etc., establishing good working practices and maintaining a desirable work/life balance for those who choose to work from ...
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Be Your Own Personality CoachUnlock your personality to discover your hidden strengths and reach your true potential, with this new guide to being extraordinary. Through some simple quizzes you can find out what really makes you tick, before learning how to tap into your strengths, and make the most of your natural gifts. With the author's guidance, you will use tests and exercises to unlock parts of your psyche you didn't know you had, ...
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50 Ways to Improve Your SpanishDo you have a working knowledge of Spanish, but find that embarrassing mistakes still creep into your language? Allow this book to come to your rescue and eliminate basic errors and slips of the pen. Each one of 50 common mistakes is presented and analysed accross a whole double page, with explanations as to why it's wrong and examples of correct usage. The mistakes are grouped into grammar, spelling, false ...
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50 Ways to Improve Your GermanDo you have a working knowledge of German, but find that embarrassing mistakes still creep into your language? Allow this book to come to your rescue and eliminate basic errors and slips of the pen. Each one of 50 common mistakes is presented and analysed accross a whole double page, with explanations as to why it's wrong and examples of correct usage. The mistakes are grouped into grammar, spelling, false friends, ...
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BreakdownCarmilla, Queen of the Night, is a shape-shifting raven whose fictional exploits thrill girls all over the world. When tweens in Chicago's Carmilla Club hold an initiation ritual in an abandoned cemetery, they stumble on an actual corpse, a man stabbed through the heart in a vampire-style slaying. The girls include daughters of some of Chicago's most powerful families: the grandfather of one, Chaim Salanter, ...
Hugless DouglasDavid Melling is one of the leading children's author/illustrators today and this perfect match of humour and endearing artwork launches a new character with huge potential on the Hodder Picture book list. Douglas is a brown, huggable, lovable bear, and he wakes up one morning in need of a hug. He goes to try and find one - but none of them seem quite right. Join Douglas on his search for the perfect bear hug!
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Her Giant Octopus MomentWhen a surrogate mother pretends the pregnancy has miscarried, and bears a daughter - to whom does the child belong? To her runaway birth mother, or her grieving father and his wife? Scout, born as a result of a surrogacy arrangement, is kept by her biological mother, Joanie, who has deliberately deceived both the clinic and Scout's intended parents by claiming to have had a miscarriage. When this deception ...
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When God Was a RabbitAn incredibly exciting debut from an extraordinary new literary voice. WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT is a mesmerising portrait of childhood and growing up; the loss of innocence, eccentricity and familial bonds. Stripped down to its bare bones, it's the story the unbreakable bond between a brother and sister.
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The Dark Tower: Wizard and GlassIn the fourth powerful novel in Stephen King's bestselling fantasy quest, The Dark Tower beckons Roland, the Last Gunslinger, and the four companions he has gathered along the road.And, having narrowly escaped one world, they set out on a terrifying journey across the scarred urban wasteland to brave a new world where hidden dangers lie at every junction: a malevolent computer-run monorail hurtling towards self-destruction, ...
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The Dark Tower: Waste LandsIn the third novel in King's epic fantasy masterpiece, Roland, the Last Gunslinger, is moving ever closer to the Dark Tower, which haunts his dreams and nightmares. Pursued by the Ageless Stranger, he and his friends follow the perilous path to Lud, an urban wasteland. And crossing a desert of damnation in this macabre new world, revelations begin to unfold about who - and what - is driving him forward. A blend ...
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The Dark Tower: Wolves of the CallaIn the fifth novel in King's bestselling epic fantasy series, the farming community in the fertile lands of the East has been warned the wolves are coming back. Four gunslingers, led by Roland of Gilead, are also coming their way. And the farmers of the Calla want to enlist some hard calibers. Torn between protecting the innocent community and his urgent quest, Roland faces his most deadly perils as he journey ...
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The Dark Tower: Drawing of the ThreeIn the second novel of King's bestselling fantasy masterpiece, Roland of Gilead, the Last Gunslinger, encounters three doors which open to 1980s America. Here he joins forces with the defiant Eddie Dean and courageous, volatile Odetta Holmes. And confronts deadly serial killer Jack Mort. As the titanic forces gather, a savage struggle between underworld evil and otherworldly enemies conspire to bring an end ...
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11.22.63A riveting, high-stakes political story like UNDER THE DOME, a love story like BAG OF BONES, a 1950s community like IT, Stephen King's incredibly ambitious, heartstoppingly dramatic time travel novel, 11.22.63 is a WHAT IF? novel like no one's ever read before - a one thousand page tour de force.
The Dark Tower: Song of SusannahHodder are reissuing and rejacketting all seven volumes in Stephen King's epic, fantasy series The Dark Tower in anticipation of the brand new Dark Tower novel, THE WIND THROUGH THE KEYHOLE, coming in April 2012.
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SkelligWhen a move to a new house coincides with his baby sister's illness, Michael's world seems suddenly lonely and uncertain. Then, one Sunday afternoon, he stumbles into the old, ramshackle garage of his new home, and finds something magical. A strange creature - part owl, part angel, a being who needs Michael's help if he is to survive. With his new friend Mina, Michael nourishes Skellig back to health, while ...
The Orchard Book of Swords, Sorcerers and SuperheroesThis collection brings together ten classic stories, each one as thrilling as the last. From the heroics of Jason and the Argonauts, to the courage of George as he sets out to fight the terrible dragon, to the bravery and kindness of Robin Hood, this is a book full of excitement, surprises and adventure. Retold in a lively and humorous style by Tony Bradman and accompanied by Tony Ross's distinctive illustrations, ...
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The Great Fire of LondonThe great events of British history are part of our shared heritage and it is important that children know the facts behind the famous dates from a young age. In this series, Gillian Clements tells the stories of some of these events through a lively combination of text and illustration (including some speech bubbles, labelled maps etc). In this way she makes history child-friendly and accessible but still manages ...
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PrinceFrom Rory Clements, winner of the Ellis Peters Historical Fiction Award, comes PRINCE, the third in his acclaimed bestselling John Shakespeare Elizabethan mystery series. 'Does for Elizabeth's reign what CJ Sansom does for Henry VIII's' Sunday Times Spring 1593. England is a powder keg of rumour and fear. Plague rages, famine is rife, the ageing Queen's couriers scheme: Elizabeth's Golden Age is truly tarnished. ...
Germany 1918-1945 a Study in DepthFollowing the success of Discovering the Past for Key Stage 3, a series that won the TES Textbook Award in 1993, Schools History Project has created this series for GCSE. This text is a comprehensive depth study of Germany between the years 1919 and 1945. It is a full-colour, enquiry-led text, based around a narrative but containing interesting source material that should give students insight into the character ...
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The Dark TowerThe final volume sees gunslinger Roland on a roller-coaster mix of exhilarating triumph and aching loss in his unrelenting quest to reach the dark tower. Roland's band of pilgrims remains united, though scattered. Susannah-Mia has been carried off to New York to give birth. Terrified of what may happen, Jake, Father Callahan and Oy follow. Roland and Eddie are in Maine, looking for the site which will lead them ...
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The Cold MoonIt's the night of the full Cold Moon - the month of December according to the lunar calendar. A young man is found dead in lower Manhattan, the first in a series of victims of a man calling himself the Watchmaker. This killer's obsession with time drives him to plan the murders with the precision of fine timepieces, and the victims die prolonged deaths while an eerie clock ticks away their last minutes on earth. ...
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The ReapersThey are the Reapers, the elite among killers. Men so terrifying that their names are mentioned only in whispers. The assassin Louis is one of them. But now Louis, and his partner, Angel, are themselves targets. And there is no shortage of suspects. A wealthy recluse sends them north to a town that no longer exists on a map. A town ruled by a man with very personal reasons for wanting Louis's blood spilt. There ...
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Teach Yourself Change and Crisis ManagementThis is a book that helps managers and employees deal with change and crisis management in organisations from all sectors but particularly SMEs. Avoiding academic theories about change (that few understand), case studies of organisations that have previously been highlighted in the news (whose cases really don't even apply to the SME market) and opinion pieces by ex-CEOs 'CHANGE & CRISIS MANAGEMENT' is a book ...
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Rivalry and Accord: International Relations, 1870-1914In this new edition, thoroughly updated to take account of the latest research, the authors guide the reader through a momentous period in modern history, from the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71 to the outbreak of the First World War in 1914. There is coverage of Great Power rivalry in Africa and China as well as Europe. By focusing on Germany's role in European diplomacy, during the eras of Bismarck and Kaiser ...
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The First World WarExamining World War I from a European and world perspective, this text evaluates the causes of the war and the aims, strengths and weaknesses of the major combatants. The war on all fronts is examined in the light of recent research and the experience of the participants is reflected through the primary source materials. The reasons for victory and defeat and the impact of four years of total war are also analyzed.
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Theory of KnowledgeThe Theory of Knowledge course is central to the philosophy of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. It encourages students to question the basis of knowledge and to develop the ability to evaluate critically information from a wide range of sources. Unlike most academic courses, where students are used to being given facts that they are expected to learn, in this course they are expected to question ...
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DeviousFrom a №1 New York Times bestselling author comes an edge-of-your-seat romantic thriller, in which New Orleans detectives Rick Bentz and Reuben Montoya investigate the murder of a young nun and uncover a serial killer as devious and depraved as they come.
The Children's CrusadePI Felix Strange is working his last case. The woman he loves has been taken by Fisher Partners - America's for-profit secret police - and, though he suspects he won't find her, he's going to do the next best thing: kill everyone involved. As he works his way down the list, Strange is offered a secret deal, which could lead him straight to Iris. Across the American South, the militant Sons of David are on the ...
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Duma KeyWhen Edgar Freemantle moves to the remote island of Duma Key to escape his past, he doesn't expect to find much there.But Duma has been waiting for him, and something in the view from his window urges him to discover a talent he never knew he had.Edgar Freemantle begins to paint. And as he paints, the island's secrets begin to stir. Secrets of children lost in the undertow, of a ghost ship riding the distant ...
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Theodore Boone: The AbductionTheodore Boone is back in a new adventure, and the stakes are higher than ever. When his best friend, April, disappears from her bedroom in the middle of the night, no one, not even Theo Boone - who knows April better than anyone - has answers. As fear ripples through his small hometown and the police hit dead ends, it's up to Theo to use his legal knowledge and investigative skills to chase down the truth and ...
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Calico JoeCalico Joe tells the story of Paul Tracey, a 13-year-old boy from a dysfunctional family, caught in a conflict of loyalties when his troubled baseball-playing father comes face to face with the greatest young player of his age, Joe Castle, and the terrible consequences that follow. Decades later, with his father dying, Paul decides that the tragedy of his youth must be reconciled and attempts to bring the two ...
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The LitigatorsThe Partners at Finley & Figg - all two of them - often refer to themselves as 'a boutique law firm'. 'Boutique', as in chic, selective and prosperous. They are, of course, none of these things. What they are is a two-bit operation always in search of their big break, ambulance chasers who've been in the trenches much too long making much too little. Their specialties, so to speak, are quickie divorces and DUIs, ...
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Reaction and RevolutionsThe third edition of this best-selling title provides both a narrative and analysis of the background, course and effects of the 1917 revolution. Beginning with an overview of Imperial Russia and the problems and challenges it faced, it goes on to look at the growth of revolutionary movements which would eventually lead to the October Revolution. It then examines how the Bolsheviks consolidated their power under ...
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Guilt by AssociationA Deputy DA specialising in high-profile cases, Rachel Knight is addicted to her work and fiercely loyal to her friends. But when her colleague Jake is found dead in a seedy Los Angeles hotel room next to the body of a teenage male prostitute, Rachel realises she might not know those around her as well as she thinks. The police want to write off Jake's death as a straightforward murder/suicide. Rachel doesn't ...
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CuckooA dark, juicy, deliciously unsettling, read-it-in-one-sitting psychological drama. Rose has it all - the gorgeous children, the husband, the beautiful home. But then her best friend Polly comes to stay. Very soon, Rose's cosy world starts to fall apart at the seams - her baby falls dangerously ill, her husband is distracted - is Polly behind it all? It appears that once you invite Polly into your home, it's ...
And Then it HappenedAn irresistibly warm and poignant love story from the sensational bestselling author Linda Green Mel Taylor found her Mr Right at age thirteen. Twenty years on they remain blissfully in love. Everything is perfect - she has the man she loves, a gorgeous daughter, a great job and a dream home. But Mel's happiness is overshadowed by a niggling feeling that it's all been a bit too easy. Despite her husband Adam's ...
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Fall GirlMeet Ella Canfield, highly qualified evolutionary biologist. Attractive, if a little serious-looking in those heavy glasses - but then she's about to put her career on the line. Dr Canfield is seeking funding for a highly unorthodox research project. She wants to prove that an extinct animal still roams in one of Australia's most popular national parks. Meet Daniel Metcalf, good-looking, expensively dishevelled ...
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The Dukan Diet Recipe BookThe Dukan Diet is based on a unique four-step programme. Two steps to lose weight and two steps to keep it off for good. The Dukan Diet Recipe Book will help you to stick to the diet by offering over 350 recipes suitable for the all-important weight loss stages. With meal ideas for the protein-only Attack stage and then lots more recipes to keep you on track during the Cruising stage when you can add vegetables ...
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The Dukan DietFrance's best selling diet book ever which has sold over 1 million copies since it was published in 2003. Devised by Dr Pierre Dukan, a qualified medical doctor who has spent his career helping people to lose weight permanently, it is an easy to follow protein-rich diet which delivers fantastic results in the short term and then shows you how to maintain your ideal weight for life. The Dukan Diet has grown into ...
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Riders of the Purple SageThe canyons and sage plains of Utah have a dangerous beauty. Skilled riders must go out every day and night to protect the herds and the homesteads from cattle rustlers. Stories of a masked man and a lone gunman looking for vengeance have spread across Utah. There has long been a feud between Gentiles and Mormons. A feud that Jane Withersteen, daughter of the man who founded the Mormon settlement of Cottonwood, ...
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The ThreadThessaloniki, 1917. As Dimitri Komninos is born, a fire sweeps through the thriving multicultural city, where Christians, Jews and Moslems live side by side. It is the first of many catastrophic events that will change for ever this city, as war, fear and persecution begin to divide its people. Five years later, young Katerina escapes to Greece when her home in Asia Minor is destroyed by the Turkish army. Losing ...
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The Pile of Stuff at the Bottom of the StairsMary Gilmour feels as though her life is going down a plug hole clogged with cornflakes and Play-Doh. Her job is part time but housework is full time, and she has no time at all for her two young sons. Mary is convinced that there is only one thing standing between her and organised contentment: his name is Joel and she's married to him. Since star charts have worked on improving the behaviour of their children, ...
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The DressmakerForced from her father's humble Norfolk vicarage, Ellen Gowan finds herself in an unforgiving London. At fifteen she falls for Raoul de Valentin, the dangerous descendant of French aristocrats. Raoul marries Ellen for her brilliance as a designer but abandons his wife when she becomes pregnant. Determined that she and her daughter will survive, Ellen begins her long climb to success. Toiling first in an east-end ...
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Lisey's StoryEvery marriage has two hearts, one light and one dark. Lisey knew it when she first fell for Scott. And now he's dead, she knows it for sure. Lisey was the light to Scott Landon's dark for twenty-five years. As his wife, only she saw the truth behind the public face of the famous author - that he was a haunted man whose bestselling novels were based on a terrifying reality. Now Scott has gone, Lisey wants to ...
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The School of NightA shared quest and a mysterious cabal, four centuries apart... When Henry Cavendish attends the funeral of an old friend, the last thing he expects is to be given a business proposition. A handsome sum to retrieve a document that was in his friend's possession when he died - a letter from Sir Walter Ralegh. Henry accepts the challenge, despite severe misgivings about his sinister new employer. Four centuries ...
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Wink MurderKate Forman has an enviable life: a loving family and a perfect husband, Paul. But one night she finds Paul drunk and covered in blood, mumbling about having killed something - or someone. When a young and attractive woman who works for Paul is found murdered, Kate's suspicions about what he has really done send her on an increasingly desperate search for the truth that threatens to smash her carefully constructed ...
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DesperationWelcome to Desperation. Once a thriving copper mining town in the middle of the Nevada desert, Desperation is now eerily abandoned. It's the last place that travellers like the Carver family, bound for vacation, and writer Johnny Marinville, astride his Harley, would expect to be stopped and charged. But Desperation still has a local cop - a unique regulator who patrols the wilderness highway. The secrets buried ...
InsomniaYou'll lose a lot of sleep... Ralph does. At first he starts waking up earlier. And earlier. Then the hallucinations start - the colours, shapes and strange auras. Not to mention the bald doctors who always turn up at the scene of a death. That's when Ralph begins to lose a lot more than sleep. When he begins to understand why his hitherto mild-mannered friend, Ed, is getting out of control - dangerously so. ...
The House of the WindA legendary ruin. An ancient mystery. Will unveiling the past transform the future? In San Francisco, Madeline Moretti is grieving the sudden death of her fiance. Nothing brings her joy; not her family, her beloved apartment, nor the job she once treasured, where she fights for the rights of workers betrayed by a callous employer. Maddie's grandmother, a fiery Italian who feels a fierce connection to her granddaughter, ...
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BoffinologyThe history of science is often seen as a story of advancement but nothing could be further from the truth. Science, it is true, has progressed, but rarely in the direction intended and seldom for the reasons given. This has a lot to do with the people responsible. Meet Thales, credited as 'the father of science', whose only real claim to fame is that he often fell into ditches, discover how Archimedes never ...
L'AubergeThe small commune of Fogas in the French Pyrenees has been thrown into turmoil by the revelation that the Auberge des Deux Vallees has been bought by an English couple and not by the Mayor's brother-in-law as had been expected. With everyone aghast at the idea of an English run restaurant and the certainty of gastronomic disasters, Mayor Serge Papon is in the mood to take revenge. Within hours of hearing the ...
Gallery GirlA hilarious tale from Sunday Times Number 1 bestselling author Wendy HoldenZeb's the darling of Brit Art; the rock n' roll bad boy artist whose works go for bazillions. But can he keep his end up - in every sense - now that his powerful female patron is losing interest? Beth loves art and the traditional gallery she works in and loves her boyfriend, doctor David. But the hospital hours he keeps are putting a ...
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The FamilyThe dangerously thrilling and highly addictive new novel from the phenomenal No. 1 bestselling author Martina Cole, the author who dares to tell it like it really is, is a guaranteed shocking, compelling and completely unputdownable read.
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Slash and BurnJoe Hunter is enjoying some much needed r&r when a young woman approaches him to help find her missing sister. Kate Piers knows about Joe from her dead brother Jake, Hunter's former comrade in arms, and for that reason alone he feels obliged to help. The fact that Kate is very attractive doesn't hurt. Together they go to Imogen's Kentucky home where they are immediately attacked by a bunch of thugs, acting on ...
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The Book of the AlchemistAndalucia, 1938 - towards the end of the Spanish Civil War a group of Republican soldiers kidnap Professor Pinzon and his grandson and hold them hostage in St Jaime's Cathedral together with a group of townspeople. Searching the Cathedral, they discover a crypt leading into a secret space, a medieval mosque directly underneath them, undisturbed for hundreds of years. The mosque holds a book, written in the eleventh ...
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The Woman Who Drew BuildingsA powerful portrayal of the unbreakable bond between a mother and her son. As Adam Matheve walks towards his mother's house, to see her for the first time in two years, he has just one hope - to forge the bond with her for which he's always yearned. Enigmatic Marie Matheve has spent her life indulging her passion for drawing buildings. Now, after a dangerous fall, she lies unconscious, her life slipping away. ...
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The Art of MarriageJoining your life with another person's, until death do you part, is perhaps the biggest decision you can take. But once the vows have been sworn, the cake has been cut, and the honeymoon is over, what are the secrets of a lasting marriage? The Art of Marriage explains why marriage matters. This timeless institution still casts its spell, not thanks to the sentimental grip of tradition, but because it eases ...
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The Reluctant BrideWill Lucy make it down the aisle? It's going to be an uphill struggle... The bride: A late starter in life, Lucy always swore she'd never get married. But now she has to find a caterer who doesn't charge a fortune for a cupcake, a dressmaker who doesn't make her cry and a way to bring Great-Auntie Betty down from Dundee for the sixpence she is willing to spend - isn't it meant to be HER special day? The groom: ...
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Fragile BeastsGrowing up in hard-scrabble coal country with a drunk father and a runaway mother hasn't been easy for teen brothers Kyle and Klint. And when their dad smashes his truck and dies after a few too many beers, the boys are shocked that their often-absent mother plans to take them back to her new home out West. After all, their mom hasn't cared for Kyle and Klint for years. She still doesn't. Their mom quickly hands ...
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The SongwriterNew York, 1916. Monroe Simonov, a song-plugger from Brooklyn, is in love with a Ziegfeld Follies dancer who has left him for California. Inez Kennedy, a fashion model in a department store, has just one season remaining to find a wealthy husband before she must return to the Midwest. Anna Denisova, a glamorous political exile, gives lectures and writes letters while she waits for the Russian people to overthrow ...
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Washington ShadowSeptember 1945. Bankrupt and desperate, Britain sends John Maynard Keynes to boom town Washington to beg for a loan. Under cover of the backup team, agent Peter Cotton is sent to investigate the break-up of America's wartime intelligence agency. Cotton finds himself caught up in a world of shadows involving an extraordinarily attractive girl from the US State Department, a Soviet ex-tank commander claiming to ...
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PursuitThe car crash that leaves the First Lady dead and Jessica Ford badly injured is just the beginning of a nightmare. Jess is thrilled when her law firm's senior partner asks her to meet the President's wife in a Washington hotel late one Saturday night. But the lawyer who drew her into the disaster commits suicide, his secretary is killed in yet another car accident, and the Secret Service agent on the case, Mark ...
The MissingThe First World War ended the day Sam Simoneaux's regiment reached France, but he saw more than enough of its ravages. Returning to New Orleans, he determines to put mayhem and destruction behind him, and to make a frest start with his wife. But when a little girl is abducted on his watch at a department store, he has no choice but to help find her. Sam takes a guard job on the Mississippi steamboat that her ...
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Can You See Me?When Alice arrives on campus amidst the ancient splendour of Cambridge University, she thinks she's found her wonderland. Then one night something happens - one inexplicable act ruins everything and she finds herself alone. Alice will not admit defeat; having practically raised her two brothers single-handedly, she is good at being strong. Too good. But Soon her dark secret becomes too much and the cracks begin ...
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The Arms Maker of BerlinA ruthless arms billionaire and a disgraced history professor share a terrible secret. Nat Turnbull is dragged abruptly from his quiet academic life when his former mentor Professor Gordon Wolfe is arrested for stealing top secret archive documents dating back to the Second World War. Coerced into examining the archives for the FBI, Nat finds intriguing references both to Wolfe's activities in an Allied intelligence ...
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After the FireSomeone is dead because of Jamie. Yesterday they were alive. When we woke up yesterday and argued about how many pairs of shoes I could take, that person was alive, making coffee maybe. Scratching her arm or yawning in the mirror... Newly qualified as a firearms officer, Jamie Worth is called to a domestic disturbance. Events get out of hand, and he shoots and kills a teenaged girl who appears to have been unarmed. ...
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Where the Truth LiesClaire's husband has been keeping secrets. About the whereabouts of the witness to the murder trial he's prosecuting. And about the letters he's been getting, threatening to kill their three-year old, unless he tells the blackmailer where the witness is hiding. With their daughter's life at stake, it is left to Claire to untangle the web of lies and half-truths and find out just who might be responsible. And ...
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MaliceThe scent is unmistakable: the perfume that his beautiful first wife, Jennifer, always wore. Opening his eyes in the hospital room, New Orleans detective Rick Bentz sees her standing in the doorway. But Jennifer died twelve years ago. Once out of the hospital, Bentz begins to see Jennifer everywhere, haunting and taunting him, then vanishing without a trace. Could she still be alive? But it was Bentz who identified ...
The Law of ConnectionHave you every felt like partners or colleagues constantly misunderstand what you are saying to them? Do you and your partner go round in circles? This book shows you how to break the cycle and really connect with everyone in your life - at work, at home and with friends. You will learn how to enhance your communication style to really get what you want out of your relationships, so you can move on from tension to harmony.
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Lost SoulsThe girls who disappeared were all 'lost souls'... The police think they're runaways, but Kristi Bentz - who has survived a serial killer twice - senses there's something that links them, something terrifying. She enrolls at her old college in New Orleans, following the steps of the troubled, vulnerable girls. All Saints University has changed. Among the edgy new courses and plays, there are whispers of a secret ...
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Dark EchoDark Echo is an unlucky boat. Despite this knowledge, Martin Stannard falls under her spell and prepares to sail her across the Atlantic with his father. But his lover Suzanne is uneasy and begins exploring the yacht's past. What she finds is terrifying. Dark Echo isn't just unlucky, it's evil. It was built for Harry Spalding, a soldier and sorcerer who committed suicide yet still casts his inexplicable spell ...
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GuiltyOne cold November night when Kate White was fifteen years old, her friends held up a store. One of them killed an off-duty cop. They got away with it. Thirteen years later, Kate has built a new life for herself. Now a single mother with a nine-year-old son, she is a prosecutor in the Philadelphia district attorney's office. Until the nightmare morning when violence explodes in her courtroom - and she comes face ...
SapphiqueFinn has escaped from the terrible living Prison of Incarceron, but its memory torments him, because his brother Keiro is still inside. Outside, Claudia insists he must be king, but he doubts even his own identity. Is he the lost prince Giles? Or are his memories no more than another construct of his imprisonment? And can you be free if your friends, Keiro, Attia the dog-slave, are still captive? Can you be ...
The Burnt-out Town of MiraclesSet in Finland in 1939, this is the story of one man who remains in his home town when everyone else has fled, burning down their houses in their wake, before the invading Russians arrive. Timo remains behind because he can't imagine life anywhere else, doing anything else besides felling the trees near his home. This is a novel about belonging - a tale of powerful and forbidden friendships forged during a war, ...
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Still SummerTwenty years ago they were high school royalty, the girls everyone envied. But life for Tracy and Holly has subsided into suburban contentment, husbands, homes and families. So when Olivia, the group's glamorous leader, returns to America as a rich widow, they decide to celebrate their reunion onboard a luxurious sailing boat in the Caribbean. Accompanied by Tracy's unruly teenage daughter and an attentive and ...
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Fifty is Not a Four-letter WordLife begins at fifty... Well, it certainly does for Hope, though not at all as she had planned. She reluctantly hits her half-century on New Year's Day and six months later she has lost her job, her husband and her mother. But Hope has guts - and a sense of humour. By the time she reaches fifty-one, she has acquired a taste for designer underwear, a Labrador puppy - and the memory of one perfect night in Paris. ...
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The Emperor's BonesBeautiful, headstrong and unconventional, Catherine Cabot is twenty years old when she arrives in China. Against an uneasy political background a bittersweet, triangular love affair develops between Catherine and Edmund and George Airton. And all the while, she is trying to uncover the truth of her past, unaware of the danger this might pose to her. Who is Henry Manners, the mysterious man who once wrote to ...
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Theodore Boone: The AbductionFollowing on from John Grisham's first massively successful foray into the children's market, Theodore Boone 2 will once more feature his loveable, know-it-all young lawyer solving another tricky legal case in his native Strattenburg.
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Theodore Boone: The AbductionFollowing on from John Grisham's first massively successful foray into the children's market, Theodore Boone 2 will once more feature his loveable, know-it-all young lawyer solving another tricky legal case in his native Strattenburg.
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The Vampire Diaries. Stefan's Diaries. Volume 3: The CravingWhilst Stefan is slowly regaining his humanity, Damon is revelling in the decadent New York society, devouring all it has to offer and visiting the dark side. Stefan does what he can to protect Damon from himself, but there is more trouble ahead. There's another villain in the city and he wants both the brothers dead...
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PureA year of bones, of grave-dirt, relentless work. Of mummified corpses and chanting priests. A year of rape, suicide, sudden death. Of friendship too. Of desire. Of love... A year unlike any other he has lived. Deep in the heart of Paris, its oldest cemetery is, by 1785, overflowing, tainting the very breath of those who live nearby. Into their midst comes Jean-Baptiste Baratte, a young, provincial engineer charged ...
PhantomElena Gilbert and her friends saved Fell's Church from evil spirits bent on destroying it, but the town's freedom came at a price: Damon Salvatore's life. Damon's death changes everything. He and his vampire brother, Stefan, had been locked in a vicious battle for Elena's heart. Now that he's gone, Elena and Stefan can finally be together. So why can't Elena stop dreaming of Damon? As Elena's feelings for Damon ...
The RipperTwenty years have passed since Stefan Salvatore last saw his brother, Damon. Now, living in a remote town in England, Stefan is finally able to start over. But when news from London reaches Stefan of a brutal killer on the loose, who goes by Jack the Ripper, Stefan suspects that the murders are the work of a vampire... his brother. Full of dark shadows and surprising twists, the fourth book in the Stefan's Diaries ...
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Kipper Story CollectionIn this delightful story collection, you will find the four classic Kipper picture books: Kipper, Kipper's Toybox, Kipper's Birthday and Kipper's Snowy Day. It is the perfect gift for old and new Kipper fans!
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How to Steal a Dragon's SwordThe story continues in the ninth volume of Hiccup's How to Train Your Dragon memoirs. Bad times have come to the Archipelago. Ever since the woods of Berserk burned down, it is almost as if the world is cursed. Dragons are starting to revolt against their Masters. The waters have risen, flooding fields and washing whole villages away. But worse still, the wicked witch Excellinor has returned. Can Hiccup find ...
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Total War: From Stalingrad to BerlinIn February 1943, German forces surrendered to the Red Army at Stalingrad and the tide of war turned. By May 1945 Soviet soldiers had stormed Berlin and brought down Hitler's regime. Total War follows the fortunes of these fighters as they liberated Russia and the Ukraine from the Nazi invader and fought their way into the heart of the Reich. It reveals the horrors they experienced - the Holocaust, genocide ...
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Mrs Fry's DiaryStephen Fry's secret wife speaks out at last... Enjoyed a nice cuppa this morning with a HobNob and Jeremy Kyle. There was a woman on there who'd been married 16 years without realising her husband was gay. Extraordinary! Which reminds me, it's our 16th anniversary in a few weeks. What a coincidence. Stephen Fry - actor, writer, raconteur and wit. Cerebral and sophisticated, a true Renaissance man. Or is he? ...
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Faithful PlaceThe course of Frank Mackey's life was set by one defining moment when he was nineteen. The moment his girlfriend, Rosie Daly, failed to turn up for their rendezvous in Faithful Place, failed to run away with him to London as they had planned. Frank never heard from her again. Twenty years on, Frank is still in Dublin, working as an undercover cop. He's cut all ties with his dysfunctional family. Until his sister ...
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DreamcatcherIn Derry, Maine, four young boys once stood together and did a brave thing. Something that changed them in ways they hardly understand. A quarter of a century later, the boys are men who have gone their separate ways. Though they still get together once a year, to go hunting in the north woods of Maine. But this time is different. This time a man comes stumbling into their camp, lost, disoriented and muttering ...
You're the One That I Don't WantHow do you know he's The One? Are you getting butterflies just thinking about him? Have you dreamt of marrying him? Do you just know? When Lucy meets Nate in Venice, she knows instantly he's The One. And, caught up in the whirlwind of first love, they kiss under the Bridge of Sighs at sunset. Which - according to legend - will tie them together forever. But ten years later, they've completely lost contact. That ...
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Rules of CivilityIn a jazz bar on the last night of 1937, watching a quartet because she couldn't afford to see the whole ensemble, there were certain things Katey Kontent knew: the location of every old church in Manhattan how to sneak into the cinema how to type eighty words a minute, five thousand an hour, and nine million a year and that if you can still lose yourself in the first chapter of a Dickens novel then everything ...
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Teach Yourself: Complete Mandarin Chinese (+ Audio CD)Are you looking for a complete course in Mandarin Chinese which takes you effortlessly from beginner to confident speaker? Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, Complete Mandarin Chinese will guarantee success!
Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, ...
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Teach Yourself: Complete German (+ Audio CD)Are you looking for a complete course in German which takes you effortlessly from beginner to confident speaker?
Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, Complete German will guarantee success! Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with ...
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Fast Italian (+ Audio CD)Looking for a Italian course that really works fast? Look no further. In just 35 minutes a day for six weeks, Elisabeth Smith will teach you the 450 most useful words and expressions that you need. Whether you're going on holiday, looking to brush up lost language skills or just curious about Italian, this course will give you the confidence to communicate in all kinds of everyday situations - shopping, chatting ...
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Goes to the MoviesFor the first time in one volume, each with a fascinating introduction, come the stories of Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, Hearts in Atlantis (Low Men in Yellow Coats), 1408, The Mangler and Children of the Corn. These five classic tales were turned into successful international films starring some of the world's most famous actors from Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins in The Shawshank Redemption through ...
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Theodore BooneHalf the man, twice the lawyer.
In the small city of Strattenburg, there are many lawyers, and though he's only thirteen years old, Theo Boone thinks he's one of them. Theo knows every judge, policeman, court clerk - and a lot about the law. He dreams of being a great trial lawyer, of a life in the courtroom.
But Theo finds himself in court much sooner than he expected. Because he knows so much - maybe too much ...
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The UnderstudyFor Josh Harper, being in show-business means everything he ever wanted - money, fame, a beautiful wife, and a lead role on the London stage. For Stephen C. McQueen, it means a disastrous career playing passers-by and dead people. Stephen is stuck with an unfortunate name, a hopeless agent, a daughter he barely knows, and a job as understudy to Josh Harper, the 12th Sexiest Man in the World. And when Stephen ...
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Interactive English. Year 9. Establishing. Pupil's Book (+ CD-ROM)Interactive English is a complete yet flexible package of resources for English departments to support the teaching of the revised Key Stage 3 curriculum to pupils of all abilities and by experienced and newly qualified teachers alike.
Teachers will be guided through this comprehensive set of resources via a printed Teacher's Book and a Dynamic Learning Teacher's Resource. Each year every pupil will have a Pupil's ...
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Interactive English. Year 8. Establishing. Pupil's Book (+ CD-ROM)Interactive English is a complete yet flexible package of resources for English departments to support the teaching of the revised Key Stage 3 curriculum to pupils of all abilities and by experienced and newly qualified teachers alike. Teachers will be guided through this comprehensive set of resources via a printed Teacher's Book and a Dynamic Learning Teacher's Resource. Each year every pupil will have a Pupil's ...
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Interactive English. Year 7. Establishing. Pupil's Book (+ CD-ROM)'Interactive English' is a complete yet flexible package of resources for English departments to support the teaching of the revised Key Stage 3 curriculum to pupils of all abilities and by experienced and newly qualified teachers alike. Teachers will be guided through this comprehensive set of resources via a printed Teacher's Book and a Dynamic Learning Teacher's Resource. Each year every pupil will have a ...
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History: Year 9. Pupil's BookSHP History is a major new book-per-year course for Key Stage 3 History. It takes the best of the old and the best of the new to create a dynamic and coherent course for a new generation of history pupils.This is the thrid book in the series and provides a course for Y9 concluding the big stories of Empire, Movement and settlement, Conflict, Power and Everyday Life that have run throughout the course, and providing ...
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Exploring Geography in a Changing World 2Exploring Geography in a Changing World is a new Key Stage 3 series designed to present real-life geography to motivate and stimulate pupils. With challenging content, engaging practical activities and an emphasis on 'thinking skills' pupils can achieve a solid foundation of knowledge and skills for progression to GCSE. Book 2 focuses on the geography of Europe and includes material on future sources of energy, ...
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Exploring Geography in a Changing World 1Exploring Geography in a Changing World is a new Key Stage 3 series designed to present real-life geography to motivate and stimulate pupils. With challenging content, engaging practical activities and an emphasis on 'thinking skills' pupils can achieve a solid foundation of knowledge and skills for progression to GCSE. Book 1 explores a range of place-based content from the UK including the Boscastle flood, ...
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Pet SemataryThe house looked right, felt right to Dr Louis Creed.Rambling, old, unsmart and comfortable. A place where the family could settle; the children grow and play and explore. The rolling hills and meadows of Maine seemed a world away from the fume-choked dangers of Chicago.Only the occasional big truck out on the two-lane highway, grinding up through the gears, hammering down the long gradients, growled out an ...
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Bag of BonesWhen Mike Noonan's wife dies unexpectedly, the bestselling author suffers from writer's block. Until he is drawn to his summer home, the beautiful lakeside retreat called Sara Laughs.Here Mike finds the once familiar town in the tyrannical grip of millionaire Max Devore. Devore is hell-bent on getting custody of his deceased son's daughter and is twisting the fabric of the community to this purpose. Three year ...
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The Book of Books: The Radical Impact of the King James Bible 1611-2011The King James Bible has often been called the Book of Books both in itself and in what it stands for. Since its publication in 1611 it has been the best selling book in the world, and many believe, had the greatest impact. The King James Bible has spread the Protestant faith. It has also been the greatest influence on the enrichment of the English language and its literature. It has been the Bible of wars from ...
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CarrieAn exciting reissue of Stephen King's debut novel about an outcast teenager with a frightening power which put him on the map and set him on his journey as a household name.Carrie White is no ordinary girl.Carrie White has the gift of telekinesis.To be invited to Prom Night by Tommy Ross is a dream come true for Carrie - the first step towards social acceptance by her high school colleagues.But events will take ...
ChristineA supernatural tale about girlfriends, boyfriends and a car called Christine.Christine was eating into his mind, burrowing into his unconscious.Christine, blood-red, fat, and finned, was twenty. Her promise lay all in her past. Greedy and big, she was Arnie's obsession, a '58 Plymouth Fury. Broken down but not finished.There was still power in her - a frightening power that leaked like sump oil, staining and ...
The Dead ZoneThe two things that conjured up that horrible night, were his run of luck at the Wheel of Fortune, and the mask... Meet Johnny Smith. A young man whose streak of luck ends dramatically in a major car crash. Followed by blackness. A long, long time in cold limbo.When he wakes up life has been turned upside down. His fiancee has met someone else. And Johnny is cursed with the power to perceive evil in men's souls. ...
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To Kill a TsarApril 2nd 1879. St Petersburg. A shot rings out in Palace Square. The Tsar is unhurt, but badly shaken. Cossack guards tackle the would-be assassin to the ground. And in the melee no one notices a pretty dark haired young woman in a heavy coat walk purposefully away from the scene. Russia is alive with revolutionaries and this is just one of many assassination attempts on the unpopular Tsar Alexander II. For ...
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Stairways to HeavenLorna Byrne sees and talks with angels every day of her life and has done since she was a baby. As a child Lorna was told by the angels that her job on this earth was to share the wisdom and knowledge that God and the angels were giving her. When Lorna's husband died, her world fell apart. In Stairways to Heaven she tells the story of how she pulled her life back together and how she, an uneducated mother of ...
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The Poison TreeIt is the sweltering summer of 1997, and Karen is a strait-laced, straight-A university student. When she meets the impossibly glamorous Biba, a bohemian orphan who lives in a crumbling old mansion in Highgate with her enigmatic brother Rex, she is soon drawn into their world - but something terrible is about to happen, and someone's going to end up dead. Already drawing comparisons to Barbara Vine, Tana French ...
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Please Forgive MeLeonie was in love and engaged. But now she has fled her beloved Dublin to start again - somewhere no one knows her or the secret she's running from. Settling in to her new apartment she happens upon a bundle of love letters, all written by a man called Nathan to an unknown woman, and all intriguingly ending with the same three words 'Please forgive me'. Moved by Nathan's heartfelt words, Leonie sets out to ...
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The Language Wars. A History of Proper EnglishThe English language is a battlefield. Since the age of Shakespeare, arguments over correct usage have been acrimonious, and those involved have always really been contesting values - to do with morality, politics and class. THE LANGUAGE WARS examines the present state of the conflict, its history and its future. Above all, it uses the past as a way of illuminating the present. Moving chronologically, the book ...
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The Afrika Reich1952. It is more than a decade since humiliation at Dunkirk brought an end to Britain's war and the beginning of an uneasy peace with Hitler. In Africa, the swastika flies from the Sahara to the Indian Ocean. Gleaming autobahns bisect the jungle, jet fighters patrol the skies. The brutal presence of the SS is visible everywhere. Now, however, the demonic plans of Walter Hochburg - architect of Nazi Africa - ...
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Firestarter'You're a firestarter honey... just one big zippo lighter'A year ago, he was an upstanding instructor of English at Harrison State College. Now Andy is on the run with his daughter. A pigtailed girl named Charlie. A girl with an unimaginably terrifying gift.A gift which could be useful to corrupt authorities. Soon Charlie will be caught up in the menace of a fateful drug experiment and a sinister government ...
From a Buick 8Come close, children, and see the living crocodile. A vintage '54 Buick Roadmaster. At least, that's what it looks like... There is a secret hidden in Shed B in the state police barracks in Statler, Pennsylvania. A secret that has drawn troopers for twenty years - terrified yet irresistibly tempted to look at its chrome fenders, silver grille and exotic exhaust system.Young Ned Wilcox has started coming by the ...
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The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon'The world has teeth and it could bite you with them anytime it wanted. Trisha McFarland discovered this when she was nine years old. Lost in the woods.' Trisha has only veered a little way off the trail. But in her panic to get back to the path, Trisha takes a turning that leads into the tangled undergrowth. Deeper and deeper in the terrifying woods. At first it's just the bugs, midges and mosquitoes. Then ...
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MiseryMisery Chastain was dead. Paul Sheldon had just killed her - with relief, with joy. Misery had made him rich; she was the heroine of a string of bestsellers. And now he wanted to get on to some real writing. That's when the car accident happened, and he woke up in pain in a strange bed. But it wasn't the hospital. Annie Wilkes had pulled him from the wreck, brought him to her remote mountain home, splinted and ...
Rose MadderRoused by a single drop of blood, Rosie Daniels wakes up to the chilling realisation that her husband is going to kill her. And she takes flight - with his credit card. Alone in a strange city, Rosie begins to build a new life: she meets Bill Steiner and she finds an odd junk shop painting, 'Rose Madder', which strangely seems to want her as much as she wants it. But it's hard for Rosie not to keep looking over ...
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The ShiningDanny is only five years old, but in the words of old Mr Hallorann he is a 'shiner', aglow with psychic voltage. When his father becomes caretaker of the Overlook Hotel, Danny's visions grow out of control.As winter closes in and blizzards cut them off, the hotel seems to develop a life of its own. It is meant to be empty. So who is the lady in Room 217 and who are the masked guests going up and down in the ...
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The LitigatorsOscar Finley: street cop turned street lawyer. Wally Figg: expert hustler and ambulance-chaser. David Zinc: Harvard Law School graduate. Together, this unlikely trio make up Finley & Figg: specialists in injury claims, quickie divorces and DUIs. None of them has ever faced a jury in federal court. But they are about to take on one of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the States. David gave up his lucrative ...
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Edexcel A2. EconomicsStudent Unit Guides are perfect for revision. Each guide is written by an examiner and explains the unit requirements, summarises the relevant unit content and includes a series of specimen questions and answers. There are three sections to each guide: Introduction - includes advice on how to use the guide, an explanation of the skills being tested by the assessment objectives, an outline of the unit or module ...
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IncendiaryYou aren't stupid. You know there's no such thing as a perfect mother. Plenty of other books will tell you there is, but this one won't lie to you. I was weak and I cheated and I was punished, but my god I loved my child through all of it. Love means you never break, and it means you're stronger than the things they do to you. I know this is true because I have been through fire, and I am the proof that love ...
The RecruitA terrorist doesn't let strangers in her flat because they might be undercover police or intelligence agents, but her children bring their mates home and they run all over the place. The terrorist doesn't know that a kid has bugged every room in her house, cloned the hard drive on her PC, and copied all the numbers in her phone book. The kid works for CHERUB. CHERUB is not James Bond. There are no master criminals ...
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Teach Yourself Complete English as a Foreign Language (+ Audio CD)The complete course for a fun and effective way to learn English as a foreign language. This best-selling course comprises a book and audio support which is easy to download to your MP3 player or iPod (components available separately).
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Body WorkClub Gouge: Chicago's edgiest night spot, where a woman calling herself the Body Artist invites the audience to use her naked body as a canvas. The show attracts all kinds of people, from a menacing off-duty cop to Ukrainian mobsters and Iraq war veterans. A tormented young painter comes too, and the designs she creates on the Body Artist drive one of the soldiers into a violent rage. When the painter is shot, ...
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Hand Me Down WorldThis is a story about a woman. And the truck driver who mistook her for a prostitute. The old man she robbed and the hunters who smuggled her across the border. The woman whose name she stole, the wife who turned a blind eye. This is the story of a mother searching for her child. This is a novel you cannot stop thinking about.
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The Life of an Unknown ManOne night in St Petersburg, two men meet, both adrift in the brash new Russia: Shutov, a writer visiting after years of exile in Paris, and Volsky, an elderly survivor of the Siege of Leningrad and Stalin's purges. His life story - one of extreme suffering, courage and an extraordinary love - he considers unremarkable. To Shutov it is a revelation, the tale of an unsung hero that puts everything into perspective ...
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Theodore Boone. The AbductionFollowing on from John Grisham's first massively successful foray into the children's market, Theodore Boone 2 will once more feature his loveable, know-it-all young lawyer solving another tricky legal case in his native Strattenburg.
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Before I FallAs compelling as The Lovely Bones and as memorable as Jenny Downham's Before I Die, this will become a word-of-mouth phenomenon.
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The Last Letter from Your LoverFrom the bestselling author of "Me Before You" and two-time winner of the RNA Novel of the Year award. When journalist Ellie looks through her newspaper's archives for a story, she doesn't think she'll find anything of interest. Instead she discovers a letter from 1960, written by a man asking his lover to leave her husband - and Ellie is caught up in the intrigue of a past love affair. Despite, or perhaps because ...
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My Legendary GirlfriendSuitable for those who have been dumped, or lived in a dump.
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Even More Nonsense from Michael RosenA collection of rhymes, poems and wordplay from Michael Rosen, in collaboration once again with Clare Mackie and her wonderfully bizarre illustrations.
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Fight for FreedomAs the great powers of Europe fight over the spoils of slavery, corruption and greed, the golden age of piracy is born. Sold by his father as a child for four guineas, captain's servant Patrick Devlin knows how cheap a man's life can be. But his instinct for survival is strong, and when his master's ship is sunk by pirates, Devlin makes his choice - to trade his servile existence for a life of dangerous liberty. ...
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House RulesJacob Hunt is a teenager: brilliant at maths, wicked sense of humour, extraordinarily organised, hopeless at reading social cues. And Jacob has Asperger's. He is locked in his own world - aware of the world outside, and wanting to make a connection. Jacob tries to be like everyone else, but doesn't know how. When his tutor is found dead, all the hallmark behaviours of Jacob's syndrome - not looking someone in ...
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My Name is MemoryDaniel tells me that he's always loved me. That I feel the same. That I always have. Not just in this life, but in my last life, and all my lives before. But I don't remember him. He says he is always searching for me. Always hoping that one day I will remember. But it is only he that carries the memory of our love. I know that finding true love is never easy. Perhaps you have fought for it. Perhaps, like Daniel, ...
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The Other HandWe don't want to tell you what happens in this book. It is a truly special story and we don't want to spoil it. Nevertheless, you need to know enough to buy it so we will just say this: It is extremely tunny, but the African beach scene is horrific. The story starts there, but the book doesn't. And it's what happens afterwards that is most important.
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Starter for TenIt's 1985 and Brian Jackson has arrived at university with a burning ambition - to make it onto TV's foremost general knowledge quiz. But no sooner has he embarked on 'The Challenge' than he finds himself falling hopelessly in love with his teammate, the beautiful and charismatic would-be actress, Alice Harbinson. When Alice fails to fall for his slightly over-eager charms, Brian comes up with a foolproof plan ...
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The ApostleA new president means a new approach to counter-terrorism, and that means covert agent Scot Harvath is out of a job. But every politician has a secret, and when the daughter of a highly-connected family is kidnapped abroad, America's new leader will agree to anything - even a crazily dangerous rescue plan - to keep his secret hidden. And there is only one man he can call on to execute the mission... THE APOSTLE ...
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The InterrogatorSpring, 1941. The armies of the Reich are masters of Europe.Britain stands alone, dependent on her battered navy for survival, while Hitler's submarines - his 'grey wolves' - prey on the Atlantic convoys that are the country's only lifeline. Lieutenant Douglas Lindsay is amongst just a handful of men picked up when his ship is torpedoed. Unable to free himself from the memories of that night at sea, he becomes ...
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Teach Yourself Small Business AccountingTEACH YOURSELF SMALL BUSINESS ACCOUNTING is a jargon-free joy for the small business owner or manager, providing practical examples of real businesses to show the reader, step by step, how to record each transaction. This book does not assume that you know anything at all about business records and accounts and gives a system for real businesses to be operated by real business people who want a simple, easy ...
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Teach Yourself Setting Up a Small BusinessThis title has been successful since the first edition published in 1992. DTI statistics show that at the beginning of 2004 there were 4.3m business enterprises in the UK, a third of a million up on 2003. Of these 99.3% are classed as small businesses (0-49 employees) so the potential customer base is huge. As unemployment figures continue to rise so do the number of people setting up in business for themselves ...
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BloodlustStefan and Damon Salvatore are now vampires, and must deal with the consequences of their fate. They escape their small hometown of Fell's Church, which is overrun with vampire hunters, and travel to New Orleans. While Stefan revels in his powers, Damon continues to mourn the loss of Katherine, the beautiful vampire that turned them both. But New Orleans offers temptations and dangers. Stefan falls in love with ...
OriginsSet during the Civil War, against a backdrop of grand estates, unimaginable riches, and deadly secrets, three teenagers in Mystic Falls, Virginia enter a torrid love triangle that will span eternity. Brothers Stefan and Damon Salvatore are inseparable until they meet Katherine, a stunning, mysterious woman who turns their world upside down. Siblings turned rivals, the Salvatores compete for Katherine's affection, ...
Pegasus and the FlameWhen Pegasus, the majestic winged-horse, crashes on to her roof in the middle of a storm that blacks-out New York City, 13-year-old Emily's life becomes that of legend: epic battles with gruesome monsters, desperate chases from a corrupt governmental agency, captivating flights astride the beautiful winged-horse, and one heroic quest to save Olympus before the Olympic flame burns out... A must for fans of Percy Jackson!
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Teach Yourself Complete Japanese (+ Audio CD)Are you looking for a complete course in Japanese which takes you effortlessly from beginner to confident speaker? Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, Complete Japanese will guarantee success! Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now ...
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NightfallWhen he couldn't save a little girl who was being abused by her father, policeman Jack Nightingale left the force and became a private investigator. But he's struggling. That is, until he inherits a mansion in Surrey from a man who turns out to be his biological father. A father, who, it appears, killed himself in the middle of a magic circle when he was unable to reverse a deal he did with a demon. A deal that ...
When Red is BlackWhen Inspector Chen Cao agrees to do a translation job for a Triad-connected businessman he is given a laptop, a 'little secretary' to provide for his every need, medical care for his mother. There are, it seems, no strings attached... Then, a murder is reported: Chen is loath to shorten his working holiday, so Sergeant Yu is forced to take charge of the investigation. The victim, a middle-aged teacher, has ...
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Under the DomeIt's a bright Autumn morning in the small town of Chester's Mill. Claudette Sanders is having a flying lesson and Dale Barbara is hitching a ride out of town. Neither make it to their intended destinations... Inexplicably, an invisible barrier has descended over the town. A bird is chopped right in half; a gardener's hands are severed at the wrists; the plane explodes with sheets of flame spreading to the ground ...
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Me and My ShadowMay Northcott is at the end of her tether. Her demon boss has moved in and is making life hell. Her scorching hot dragon lover seems to think everything can be solved with a fiery kiss. And worse still, she's being shadowed by her ditsy twin sister - a naiad who simply can't seem to stay out of trouble. The arrival of a nearly-dead man on May's doorstep could be the final spark that sets light to their tinder-box ...
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Up In SmokeThe sparks are flying... Being held hostage by a demon lord is getting considerably chilly, especially when May Northcott's heart still burns for Gabriel Tauhou, the flaming-hot leader of the silver dragons. Destined to be together and yet pulled apart... will there ever be a way to overcome what separates them without disaster? Thankfully Gabriel has a plan to rescue his beloved mate. But it's risky - and would ...
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The Retreat: Hitler's First DefeatThe thrilling history of the turning point of the Second World War, when Hitler's armies were halted on the Eastern Front At the moment of crisis in 1941 on the Eastern front, with the forces of Hitler massing on the outskirts of Moscow, the miraculous occurred: Moscow was saved. Yet this turning point was followed by a long retreat, in which Russian forces, inspired by old beliefs in the sacred motherland, ...
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Red Mandarin DressPolitical corruption, capitalist greed and past injustices are all revealed when Inspector Chen investigates a serial killer in Shanghai. An early morning jogger found her. Clad in nothing but a red mandarin dress, she had been dumped, barely concealed, on a traffic island. The death of a dancing girl was unpleasant but this was particularly unusual in that she had been left openly in the centre of town. She ...
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The People's TrainArtem Samsurov, a protege of Lenin, makes an extraordinary escape from Tsarist Russia to reach sanctuary in Australia, but soon discovers that repression and injustice exist there too. Though distracted by an infatuation with a beautiful female lawyer, he throws himself back into the socialist cause, only to be imprisoned, then accused of murdering an informer. But he never loses his belief that the revolution ...
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Oscar Wilde and the Ring of Death'I see murder in this unhappy hand!' When Mrs Robinson, palmist to the Prince of Wales, reads Oscar Wilde's palm she cannot know what she has predicted. Nor can Oscar know what he has set in motion when, that same evening, he proposes a game of 'Murder' in which each of his Sunday Supper Club guests must write down those whom they would like to kill. For the fourteen 'victims' begin to die mysteriously, one ...
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The Magdalena CurseIt only takes a couple of visits to convince Dr Elizabeth Bancroft that Adam Hunter is not just having bad dreams. He's a child possessed. His father is desperate: adamant that his son's affliction is the result of a curse he incurred in the depths of the Amazon, where a badly misguided military operation ended in a terrifying and macabre encounter. There he met two women - one more bad than good, who placed ...
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The Conjuror's BirdIt seems a long time ago that Fitz and Gabby were together, with his work on extinct species about to make him world-famous. Now, it's his career that is almost extinct. Suddenly, though, the beautiful Gabby reappears in his life. She wants his help in tracing the history of The Mysterious Bird of Ulieta, a creature once owned by the great 18th Century naturalist Joseph Banks. It soon becomes clear that Fitz ...
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Carter Beats the DevilCharles Carter, dubbed Carter the Great by Houdini himself, was born into privilege but became a magician out of need: only when dazzling an audience can he defeat his fear of loneliness. But in 1920s America the stakes are growing higher, as technology and the cinema challenge the allure of magic and Carter's stunts become increasingly audacious. Until the night President Harding takes part in Carter's act ...
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Essential Spanish Vocabulary: Teach YourselfEssential Spanish Vocabulary is the course for you if you need help with your study of Spanish. This fully revised edition of our best-selling course now comes with free downloadable audio support containing hints on how to learn vocabulary effectively.
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Essential Spanish Verbs: Teach YourselfEssential Spanish Verbs is the course for you if you need help with your study of Spanish. This fully revised edition of our best-selling course now comes with free downloadable audio support containing hints on how to learn verbs effectively.
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Essential Italian Verbs: Teach YourselfEssential Italian Verbs is the course for you if you need help with your study of Italian. This fully revised edition of our best-selling course now comes with free downloadable audio support containing hints on how to learn verbs effectively.
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Essential German Verbs: Teach YourselfEssential German Verbs is the course for you if you need help with your study of German. This fully revised edition of our best-selling course now comes with free downloadable audio support containing hints on how to learn verbs effectively.
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Essential French Verbs: Teach YourselfEssential French Verbs is the course for you if you need help with your study of French. This fully revised edition of our best-selling course now comes with free downloadable audio support containing hints on how to learn verbs effectively.
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Essential English Grammar: Teach YourselfEssential English Grammar is packed with easy-to-follow explanations and summaries, practical tips on how to avoid common grammar mistakes, interesting facts about the historical and regional use of English and a special section on punctuation. This clear, straightforward guide to modern English grammar will help you to improve your knowledge of the language and perfect your grammar. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, ...
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Aitchison's Linguistics: Teach YourselfA comprehensive text on linguistics which includes sections on speech disorders, politeness, the language of advertising and phonetics.
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How to Break a Dragon's HeartHiccup Horrendous Haddock III was an awesome sword-fighter, a dragon-whisperer and the greatest Viking Hero who ever lived. But it wasn't always like that. Hiccup's memoirs look back to when Hiccup was just an ordinary boy, and finding it very hard to be a Hero. Hiccup must battle Berserks, dodge Scarers, complete the Impossible Task and save Fishlegs from being fed to the Beast! And all while being hunted down ...
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Vampire Diaries 6: Shadow SoulsElena Gilbert is once again at the centre of magic and danger beyond her imagining. And once more, Stefan isn't there to help Elena is forced to trust her life to Damon, the handsome but deadly vampire who wants Elena, body and soul. They must journey to the slums of the Dark Dimension, a world where vampires and demons roam free, but humans must live as slaves of their supernatural masters. Damon's brother, ...
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Vampire Diaries 5: NightfallElena Gilbert is alive - again. When Elena sacrificed herself to save the two vampire brothers who love her she was consigned to a fate beyond death. Until a powerful supernatural force pulled her back. Now Elena is not just human. She has powers. What's more, her blood pulses with a unique force that makes her irresistible to any vampire. Both brothers still want Elena to be theirs, but something bigger and ...
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Vampire Diaries 3 & 4The Fury: Faced with an ancient evil, Stefan and Damon must stop their feuding and join forces with Elena to confront it. But in so doing, they are unwittingly sealing her fate... The Reunion: Elena summons the vampire trio once more to unite and challenge their fate. Together they will be called to face the most terrifying evil Fell's Church has ever known.
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Vampire Diaries 1 & 2The Awakening: Elena Gilbert is used to getting what she wants and she wants mysterious new boy, Stefan. But Stefan is hiding a deadly secret - a secret that will change Elena's life for ever...The Struggle: Elena is torn between her boyfriend, Stefan, and his brother, Damon. But these brothers hide dark secrets and a tragic past that threatens them all. Damon wants to lead Elena astray - and he'd rather kill ...
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A Hero's Guide to Deadly DragonsHiccup is lost in the Library Labyrinth and the Driller-Dragons and Madguts and Murderous are on the prowl. Hiccup's birthday is not going to be the quiet affair he might have hoped for... Also contains a comprehensive Dragonese Dictionary for those who'd like to dragon-whisper as well as the dragon-whisperer himself...
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Woman on the Verge of a Nervous BreakdownLorna Martins life is in chaos. She is embroiled in a dysfunctional relationship and is close to quitting her job as a high-flying journalist. Having missed three flights in ten days, she finds herself seeking solace in the airport bar at 7am. On top of all that, shes the only woman she knows in her mid-thirties without a partner, a mortgage or even a cat. Egged on by her friends, she signs up for some intensive ...
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How to be a PirateHiccup Horrendous Haddock III was an awesome sword-fighter, a dragon-whisperer and the greatest Viking Hero who ever lived. But it wasn't always like that. Hiccup's memoirs look back to when Hiccup was just an ordinary boy, and finding it very hard to be a Hero. What happens when someone says 'Do Not Open This Box'? Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third, now in pirate training, finds out when the box is opened ...
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How to Cheat a Dragon's CurseHiccup Horrendous Haddock III was an awesome sword-fighter, a dragon-whisperer and the greatest Viking Hero who ever lived. But it wasn't always like that. Hiccup's memoirs look back to when Hiccup was just an ordinary boy, and finding it very hard to be a Hero. Fishlegs has been struck with deadly Vorpentitis. The only cure is rare and almost impossible to find...a potato. But where on Berk will Hiccup find ...
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Playing with FireMay, who is the doppelganger of a naiad (yes, really...) falls in love with a brooding, gorgeous man. Sparks fly - literally - when she discovers he's actually a dragon...But can fire and water mix?
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One Day'I can imagine you at forty', she said, with malice in her voice. 'I can picture it right now.' He smiled without opening his eyes. 'Go on then.' 15th July 1988. Emma and Dexter meet for the first time on the night of their graduation. Tomorrow they must go their separate ways. So where will they be on this one day next year? And the year after that? And every year that follows? Twenty years, two people, ONE ...
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Who's Afraid of Jane Austen? How to Really Talk About Books You Haven't ReadEver wondered how some people seem to have an opinion on every book ever published? Nowadays, there are so many books: how can anyone be well read anymore?
Well, help is at hand. Let Henry Hitchings educate you in the invaluable skill of literary bluffing in this survivor`s guide to talking about books you haven`t read. With tips on how to bluff with confidence using quotable insights and invaluable trivia, ...
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Sigue 2 Student's bookThis volume forms part two of the two-stage successor to Sigue!. It shares the same aim of providing a practical, motivating and lively progression to Advanced Level Spanish. It is the student's book, and features varied task formats, texts, and progression from a realistic starting point. The second edition also contains: a new unit on advanced study skills; regular development of study skills throughout; new ...
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Leningrad: State of SiegeWhen the German High Command encircled Leningrad it was a deliberate policy to eradicate the city`s civilian population by starving them to death. As winter set in and food supplies dwindled, starvation and panic set in.
A specialist in battle psychology and the vital role of morale in desperate circumstances, Michael Jones tells the human story of Leningrad. Drawing on newly available eyewitness accounts and ...
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Virgile's Vineyard: A Year in the Languedoc Wine CountryDuring his year of exploration, Patrick meets a rich cast of characters. Among them is a young local wine-maker called Virgile, who offers to initiate Patrick into the mysteries of each season's work in the fields and in the cellar. Virgile is passionately committed to perfection, though he operates on a shoestring.
At the other extreme is Manu, Patrick's dipsomaniac neighbour, a die-hard traditionalist producing ...
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Metrostop Paris: History from the City's HeartThe name of every Parisian metro station tells a story. In "Metrostop Paris" Gregor Dallas recounts a series of extraordinary but true tales about the city as he leads his readers around the metro. Both the armchair traveller and the visitor will enjoy an illuminating journey in the company of a compelling storyteller and veteran of the city.
The book includes visits to Paris catacombs at Hells Gate, the literary ...
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Vampire Diaries 2: The Fury & The Reunion (Books 3 & 4)The Fury: Faced with an ancient evil, Stefan and Damon must stop their feuding and join forces with Elena to confront it. But in so doing, they are unwittingly sealing her fate ...
The Reunion: Elena summons the vampire trio once more to unite and challenge their fate. Together they will be called to face the most terrifying evil Fell’s Church has ever known.
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Vampire Diaries 1: The Awakening & The Struggle (Books 1 & 2)The Awakening: Elena Gilbert is used to getting what she wants and she wants mysterious new boy, Stefan. But Stefan is hiding a deadly secret - a secret that will change Elena’s life for ever ...
The Struggle: Elena is torn between her boyfriend, Stefan, and his brother, Damon. But these brothers hide dark secrets and a tragic past that threatens them all. Damon wants to lead Elena astray - and he’d rather kill ...
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Hiccup: How to Ride Dragon's Storm (New Edition)The story continues in the seventh volume of Hiccup's “How to Train Your Dragon” memoirs ...
Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was an awesome sword-fighter, a dragon-whisperer and the greatest Viking Hero who ever lived. But it wasn't always like that. Hiccup's memoirs look back to when Hiccup was just an ordinary boy, and finding it very hard to be a Hero. Hiccup has three months, five days and six hours to discover ...
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Hiccup: How To Twist a Dragon's Tale (New Ediiton)The story continues in the fifth volume of Hiccup's “How to Train Your Dragon” memoirs ...
Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was an awesome sword-fighter, a dragon-whisperer and the greatest Viking Hero who ever lived. But it wasn't always like that. Hiccup's memoirs look back to when Hiccup was just an ordinary boy, and finding it very hard to be a Hero. Someone has stolen the Fire Egg. Now the Volcano on Volcano ...
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Hiccup: How to Speak Dragonese (New Edition)The story continues in the third volume of Hiccup's “How to Train Your Dragon” memoirs ...
Haddock III was an awesome sword-fighter, a dragon-whisperer and the greatest Viking Hero who ever lived. But it wasn't always like that. Hiccup's memoirs look back to when Hiccup was just an ordinary boy, and finding it very hard to be a Hero.
Climbing on to a Roman Dragon Rustling ship by mistake in your first 'Boarding ...
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Hiccup: How to Train Your Dragon (New Edition)Read the original books before you see the “How to Train Your Dragon” film! With a film tie-in cover, this book will be a hit with children and adults alike.
The Story Begins in the first volume of Hiccup's “How to Train Your Dragon” memoirs...
Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was an awesome sword-fighter, a dragon-whisperer and the greatest Viking Hero who ever lived. But it wasn't always like that.
In fact, in ...
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Hiccup: How to Train Your Dragon (movie tie-in)Read the original books before you see the “How to Train Your Dragon” film! With a film tie-in cover, this book will be a hit with children and adults alike.
The Story Begins in the first volume of Hiccup's “How to Train Your Dragon” memoirs...
Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was an awesome sword-fighter, a dragon-whisperer and the greatest Viking Hero who ever lived. But it wasn't always like that.
In fact, in ...
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Just After SunsetJust after sunset, as darkness grips the imagination, is the time when you feel the unexpected creep into the every day. As familiar journeys take a different turn, ordinary objects assume extraordinary powers. A blind intruder visits a dying man - and saves his life, with a kiss A woman receives a phone call from her husband. Her late husband. In the emotional aftermath of her baby's sudden death, Emily starts ...
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Searching for SchindlerThe extraordinary tale of Oskar Schindler, the Aryan who saved hundreds of Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland, is now legendary, but as Tom Keneally reveals in this absorbing memoir, luck and the dogged persistence of one of 'Schindler's Jews' were vital in bringing it to the world's attention through his Booker Prize-winning novel, "Schindler's Ark" and the subsequent film, "Schindler's List".
Entertaining, inspiring ...
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International English Workbook 2A brand new workbook to accompany the coursebook and audio CD, in a three-level lower secondary ESL programme designed to boost students' abilities and confidence in English. Each unit is divided into sections dealing with different aspects of language and skills development, including grammar, language, vocabulary, study and research skills, etc. Attractively illustrated and presented and thoroughly researched, ...
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International English Coursebook 2A brand new coursebook, complete with audio CD, in a three-level lower secondary ESL programme designed to boost students' abilities and confidence in English. Each unit is divided into sections dealing with different aspects of language and skills development, including grammar, language, vocabulary, study and research skills, etc., The audio CD includes all the texts read aloud by native speakers. Attractively ...
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It's a PC World: What it Means to Live in a Land Gone Politically CorrectAlmost all of us have a hobby horse we like to ride into battle against Political Correctness, and yet the PC phenomenon just seems to keep on growing, touching every facet of our lives from our pleasures to our politics. Why? Could it be that this much derided scourge of the modern world contains a germ of goodness? Edward Stourton finds examples in all walks of life - and explodes a few myths along the way. ...
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The Last Vampire Vol.3: Evil Thirst & Creatures of ForeverAlisa is battling with a heartbreaking dilemma. Her daughter, Kalika, has disappeared. Alisa knows the great danger Kalika poses to the human world - but can she bring herself to destroy her own flesh and blood? And another threat looms large to Alisa. Someone means to destroy the 5000-year-old vampire, and Alisa's only hope lies in reliving the evil of her monstrous past. Then she can eliminate it. For ever.
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The Last Vampire Vol.2: Red Dice & PhantomThe US government is pursuing Alisa, intent on obtaining her vampire DNA. She has no choice but to go on the run, her blood is way too deadly and dangerous to be allowed into the public domain! Then Alisa makes a discovery that could mean she will finally know happiness, but it goes wrong she faces untold tragedy and danger. And all the time a powerful force is watching over Alisa. Someone who knows all that ...
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The Last Vampire Vol.1: The Last Vampire & Black BloodNow Alisa is living in the 21st Century, ready to take on an ancient and powerful enemy. She will do whatever it takes to protect herself and her secret, even if it means destroying the people she loves. For Alisa, human weakness must be battled against. The last vampire, will not die ...
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Enough: Breaking Free from the World of MoreFor millions of years, humankind has used a brilliantly successful survival strategy. If we like something, we chase after more of it: more status, more food, more info, more stuff. Then we chase again. Its how we survived famine, disease and disaster to colonise the world. But now, thanks to technology, weve suddenly got more of everything than we can ever use, enjoy or afford. That doesnt stop us from striving ...
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NocturnesJohn Connolly, bestselling author of seven brilliantly scary mystery novels, now turns his pen to the short story to give us a volume of chilling tales of the supernatural. In this macabre collection, echoing masters of the genre from M R James to Stephen King, Connolly delves into our darkest fears – lost lovers, missing children, subterranean creatures and predatory demons.
Framing the collection are two substantial ...
The LikenessDetective Cassie Maddox is still trying to deal with the events of "In the Woods". She is out of the Murder Squad and has started a relationship with fellow detective Sam O`Neill but is too badly shaken to commit to Sam or to her career. Then Sam is allocated a new case, that of a young woman stabbed to death just outside Dublin. He calls Cassie to the murder scene and she finds the victim is strangely familiar. ...
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Who's Who of Horrors: An A-Z of Loathsome LivesAn A to Z of the most gruesome people who have ever lived! What do the following have in common? The Cross-Eyed Lambeth Poisoner, the Teenage Butcher, Juana the Mad and Ismail the Bloodthirsty? Answer: they are all horrors! People who have tortured, murdered, died in a revolting manner, or practise a particularly horrid habit. This book lists these and dozens more, each with its own Horror Rating, as well as ...
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Life and Soul of the PartyIts their party... Meet Melissa and Paul: Five years after they split up he's still looking for love in all the wrong places while she wants the one thing she cant have: Paul. Meet Chris and Vicky: Theyr'e so in tune they even brush their teeth in time with each other. So what is Chris doing risking it all for a meaningless affair? Meet Cooper and Laura: He wants to settle down, she wants to take a grown-up ...
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Knit TwoFive years later, the members of The Friday Night Knitting Club celebrate the stresses and joys of being mothers, wives, daughters and friends.
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Spa WarsWhen Emily Browns life and business is turned around by a surprise visit from Carina Lees, immaculately-groomed reality TV star and Z-list celebrity, she cant believe her luck.With just one other member of staff to help her out at her Essex salon The Beauty Spot, Emily is pushed for time as well as money, and so Carinas patronage and the subsequent financial success of the salon is more welcome than a sunbed ...
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Secret Lives of SistersShe's your best friend. And your worst enemy.
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White Flag Down"Keep your friends close and your enemies closer..."
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Comfort FoodShortly before turning the big 5-0, boisterous party planner and Cooking with Gusto! personality Augusta "Gus" Simpson finds herself planning a birthday party she'd rather not-her own. She's getting tired of being the hostess, the mother hen, the woman who has to plan her own birthday party. What she needs is time on her own with enough distance to give her loved ones the ingredients to put together successful ...
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Sex and the Single VampireKatie MacAlister's second deliciously funny romp through her world of gorgeously alpha-male "Dark Ones" and the charismatic women they can`t help but fall for...
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Blood Is The New BlackThe Devil may wear Prada, but real fashion taste is in the blood . . .
When Kate gets offered an internship at top New York fashion mag Tasty, everyone tells her she's the luckiest girl alive. But it's not long before the office politics get to her. Her fellow interns are bitchy, her superiors are backstabbing, and she's constantly getting it in the neck from her chilly boss Lillian.
But when people start to ...
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Le Testament FrancaisA boy grows up bewitched by his French grandmother's memories of Paris before the Great War. Yet, despite what he also learns of her suffering in the Soviet Union under Stalin, as an adolescent, he finds himself proud to be a Russian. Torn between the two cultures, he eventually makes a choice which has a wholly unexpected outcome. Locked behind the Iron Curtain, a young boy grows up bewitched by his French ...
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Advanced Database Projects in AccessThis third edition of the bestselling Database Projects in Access has been brought up to date in line with the changes to the AS / A level specifications and the Applied GCE courses, and features a new full colour design as well as advice orientated to the latest and earlier versions of Access.
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The Woman Who WaitedThe compelling, brilliant new novel from a master of European literature, a bestseller in France.
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Earth and Sky of Jacques DormeAn astounding novel that penetrates the 20th-century experience, from one of Europe`s most feted authors.
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Brand New FriendWhen Rob's girlfriend asks him to leave London and live with her in Manchester, not only will it mean moving cities, it'll also mean leaving behind his best mate in the entire world. Believing that love conquers all and convinced of his ability to make new friends, Rob takes the plunge.
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All Fur CoatSimon is an artist with an unhealthy obsession for an actress whose face is on all the posters on the tube advertising the new musical she`s in. He likes to pick off the chewing-gum people so frequently stick on bits of her body to make her pure and perfect again.
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Requiem For The EastA novel spanning the history of Russia through the tumultuous 20th century, from the only writer ever to have won both the Prix Goncourt and the Prix Medicis.
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Number 9 dreamThe Booker Prize shortlisted novel from the acclaimed author of "Ghostwritten", one of the most original voices writing today.
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Schindler's ArkIn the shadow of Auschwitz, a flamboyant German industrialist grew into a living legend to the Jews of Cracow. He was a womaniser, a heavy drinker and a bon viveur, but to them he became a saviour. This is the extraordinary story of Oskar Schindler, who risked his life to protect Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland and who was transformed by the war into a man with a mission, a compassionate angel of mercy.
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Quest for Kim: In Search of Kipling's Great GameThis book is for all those who love Kim, that masterpiece of Indian life in which Kipling immortalized the Great Game. Fascinated since childhood by this strange tale of an orphan boy's recruitment into the Indian secret service, Peter Hopkirk here retraces Kim's footsteps across Kipling's India to see how much of it remains. To attempt this with a fictional hero would normally be pointless. But Kim is different. ...
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Love StoryНе is Oliver Barrett IV, a rich jock from a stuffy WASP family on his way to a Harvard degree and a career in law. She is Jenny Cavilleri, a wisecracking working-class beauty studying music at Radcliffe. Opposites in nearly every way, Oliver and Jenny immediately attract, sharing a love that defies everything yet will end too soon. Here is a love that will linger in your heart, now and forever.
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