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Let's Do Handwriting. For Ages 9-10The six books in the series are all matched to the target age groups. Each book features a step-by-step approach to the correct formation of letters and words, and joining techniques are introduced to the children at appropriate stages.
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Let's do Spelling. For Ages 5-6Matched to the demands of the National Curriculum and part of the successful Andrew Brodie Basics series, the Let's Do Spelling workbooks provide all the practice children need to build their confidence and boost their ability to spell words correctly. Ideal for parents keen to support their children at home with additional spelling practice or for tutors working with children in preparation for school tests ...
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Let's do Spelling. For Ages 7-8Matched to the demands of the National Curriculum and part of the successful Andrew Brodie Basics series, the Let's Do Spelling workbooks provide all the practice children need to build their confidence and boost their ability to spell words correctly. Ideal for parents keen to support their children at home with additional spelling practice or for tutors working with children in preparation for school tests ...
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Death Zone! Can Humans Survive at 8000 metresFrom surfing to the secret life of rats, Extreme Science will excite and inspire 8-11 year olds. High-interest topics grab the reader and introduce some key science concepts in an accessible and innovative way. The action-packed pages are designed to motivate struggling and reluctant readers, and a reading age of 7 makes the content super-accessible. Extreme titles are ideal for supporting creative classroom ...
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The Advanced Cyclist's Training ManualThe Advanced Cyclist's Training Manual follows on from the successful Cyclist's Training Manual, taking readers to the next level. Whether riding competitively or for pleasure, this book is designed to help people realise their goals and includes information on road racing, time trial, track, cross-country, cyclo-cross and cyclo-sportive. It covers training through the off-season and explains how to peak at ...
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Freestyle Skateboarding TricksSkateboarding is incredibly popular, and the streets are filled with children and teenagers trying to impress their friends with their skateboarding skills. Freestyle Skateboarding Tricks is illustrated with hundreds of colour photos of skateboarders demonstrating their amazing moves. From youngsters trying out skateboarding for the first time to keen amateurs looking to master the techniques (or just wanting ...
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The Xmas FactorA hilarious collection stuffed with jokes, funny poems, weird and wonderful Christmas facts, crazy lists, Brussels sprouts, doodles and other Christmas craziness. A perfect stocking filler to keep the whole family giggling. Some facts may not be entirely true. Like this one. There are no Brussels sprouts included with this book. Sorry.
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The Fabulous FlyerHenri Giffard has devoted all his free time and money to making a balloon with a steam engine so it can be flown anywhere, not just drift on the wind. In 1852 he sets off for Paris with just an urchin girl to help him. Tens of thousands gather to see if his marvellous machine will work. The amazing story of the first man to achieve powered flight.
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Terror on the TrainThe true story of the Staplehurst railway disaster, one of Victorian Britain's worst rail accidents. A crowded train ran at full speed into a section of track that had been taken up for repair. Charles Dickens, who was on board the train, fought heroically to save lives, and found time to save the handwritten manuscript of Our Mutual Friend.
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Quilts 1700-2010This groundbreaking book documents the fascinating history of quilt and patchwork production. The hidden histories and personal narratives of some of the most evocative objects in the V&A's collection are revealed, from the origins of the 'love poem' on the Chapman marriage coverlet to the sources of inspiration for the intricately pieced pictorial 'George III coverlet'. Now available in paperback, this lavishly ...
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Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950This innovative book presents dynamic and interpretive photographs of British ballgowns spanning 60 years and includes designs by Alexander McQueen, Bellville Sassoon, Bill Gibb, Erdem, Gareth Pugh, Stella McCartney and Zandra Rhodes. The specially commissioned photographs, by fashion photographer David Hughes, are supplemented by essays exploring the ballgown as a particularly British garment, with designers, ...
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British Design from 1948This landmark book celebrates the best of British design, documenting the transformation and impact of designers' work over the years between the post-war 'Austerity Games' of 1948 and the 2012 Olympics. As well as essays by leading curators and commentators, British Design incorporates pieces by key practitioners (including Peter Saville, Barbara Hulanicki, Paul Smith and Tom Dixon) to build a comprehensive ...
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Museum of ChildhoodThe Museum of Childhood traces the history of childhood through some of the museum's most cherished objects. The book reveals how children have played, dressed, learned and grown through the ages, by turns intriguing, poignant and nostalgic. Sarah Wood also tells the story of how one of the world's best collections related to childhood came to reside in Bethnal Green, London. From the oldest surviving English ...
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Alastair Morton and Edinburgh WeaversEdinburgh Weavers was one of the most important textile companies of the twentieth century. Alastair Morton, visionary art director of the company, commissioned a remarkable series of textiles from leading British artists, including Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth and Elisabeth Frink, as well artist-designers, such as Marion Dorn, Ashley Havinden and Lucienne Day. Morton was also a gifted artist, textile designer ...
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Don'ts for WeddingsFollowing the success of Don'ts for Husbands and Don'ts for Wives a brand new old collection of advice for couples from courtship to the honeymoon.
On looking for a partner in life:
"Don't single out a girl if you do not intend to propose to her, for the way in which your conduct is regarded will be greatly influenced by your banking account".
On The Question:
"Don't rush but chose an auspicious moment, A man ...
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Don'ts for Husbands & Don'ts for WivesDon'ts for Husbands and Don'ts For Wives were originally published by A&C Black in 1913. They contain hundreds of snippets of entertaining advice for a happy marriage, which ring true almost 100 years after they were written.
An ideal Christmas stocking filler and gift for weddings, engagements and anniversaries.
Advice appears under the following chapters:
2. How to Avoid Discord
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V&A Pattern: Modern British Designers (+ CD-ROM)This beautiful series reveals the V&A's spectacular and extensive pattern collection. Modern British Designers traces the past 50 years of creative genius and innovation in British design, highlighting such designers as Terence Conran, Zandra Rhodes and Shirley Craven. Includes a free CD-Rom.
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Digital PioneersThis new series celebrates the V&A's status as a source of inspiration for designers, reflecting the unique breadth and depth of a collection that represents over 3,000 years of objects from all over the world. The pocket-sized books make attractive and collectible gifts, but are also a valuable source of ideas for designers of all kinds. The first four titles in the series feature some of the museum's most ...
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The Ambassador Magazine: Promoting Post-war British Textiles and FashionThe Ambassador has been described as 'probably the most daring and enterprising trade magazine ever conceived'. With the motto 'Export or Die!', the magazine was renowned for its innovative design and adventurous editorial approach in promoting British manufacturing in the post-war period. This book takes a detailed look at the background and impact of The Ambassador. The magazine was driven by the vision of ...
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Pattern-drafting for Fashion: Seam Assembly & FinishingSeam assembly and finishing are two of the most important aspects of garment construction and both require specific techniques to achieve perfect patterns and designs. Pattern-drafting for Fashion: Seam Assembly and Finishing is a comprehensive guide to these techniques covering all styles, fabrics and garments. Seams can be decorative, functional, or specific to a type of fabric or method of construction. This ...
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Pattern-drafting for Fashion: DrapingDraping is an art without rules as such, but to master it, you must understand the relationship of fabric to the body. It allows for freedom of garment design, and the opportunity to create customised clothing. Understanding grainlines and the effect they have, on not only the drape of the fabric and seams when being stitched, but also the stretch and therefore fit of a garment, is essential. Then you need to ...
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Spelling Today for Ages 9-10This workbook features practice of words and spelling, according to the rules recommended in the National Literacy Strategy for children aged nine to ten.
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Spelling Today for Ages 5-6The two new titles in the Spelling Today series, for children aged between 5 and 7, complement the four existing titles for children aged between 7 and 11. Each book features over 150 essential words to practise. The words are introduced then practised using the 'Look, Learn, Cover, Write, Check' technique. These books fill the gaps in our current very popular Spelling Today series, providing first-class educational ...
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Literacy Now for Ages 9-10The six titles in the Literacy Now series are designed for use at home to support children with their work in literacy lessons at school. The books include activities for reading, writing, spelling, and feature comprehension exercises.
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Literacy Now for Ages 8-9The six titles in the Literacy Now series are designed for use at home to support children with their work in literacy lessons at school. The books include activities for reading, writing, spelling, and feature comprehension exercises.
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Literacy Now for Ages 7-8: WorkbookThe six titles in the Literacy Now series are designed for use at home to support children with their work in literacy lessons at school. The books include activities for reading, writing, spelling, and feature comprehension exercises.
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Literacy Now for Ages 5-6: WorkbookThe six titles in the Literacy Now series are designed for use at home to support children with their work in literacy lessons at school. The books include activities for reading, writing, spelling, and feature comprehension exercises.
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Literacy Now for Ages 10-11: WorkbookThe six titles in the Literacy Now series are designed for use at home to support children with their work in literacy lessons at school. The books include activities for reading, writing, spelling, and feature comprehension exercises.
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V&A Pattern. Secret Garden (+ CD-ROM)The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, is the world’s greatest museum of art and design, with a vast collection that been an unparalleled resource for designers for 150 years. This new series of pattern books presents the range of the V&A’s superb collections. Beautifully designed, accessible, and informative– perhaps a little quirky – they are a repository of ideas for designers of all kinds, but also a collection ...
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Painted WorldThe Painted World takes the outstanding collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum as the starting point for an all-inclusive survey of painting from the Middle Ages to the present day, encompassing painted furniture, textiles and ceramics as well as traditional oil on canvas. The history of painting is often reduced to the story of a tiny elite of easel pictures, composed exclusively of old masters and avant-garde ...
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Textiles and Dress of GujaratThe textiles and dress of Gujarat in northwestern India are acclaimed for their design and craftsmanship. The sophisticated weaves, dyeing techniques, intricate embroideries, vibrant motifs and embellished dress, and the communities to which many of these are unique, have all been the subjects of extensive documentation. Textiles and dress play a central role in the construction of a visual identity of Gujarat ...
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Couture in the 21st centuryCouture in the 21st Century is a reference book of inspirations, featuring interviews with 30 of the world's top designers today expressing, in their own words, the importance of the traditions of couture in shaping the future of fashion. Over the last decade, designers have been delving into the archives of the old masters such as Paul Poiret, Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Elsa Schiaparelli, Coco Chanel ...
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Horrockses Fashions: Off-the-Peg Style in the 40s and 50sHorrockses was one of most respected ready-to-wear labels of the late 40s and 50s. This title tells the story of this iconic label and its role in the history of the British high street, while also exploring the connections between couture and ready-to-wear fashions in the post-war decades.
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William Morris (+ Audio CD)This new series celebrates the V&A's status as a source of inspiration for designers, reflecting the unique breadth and depth of a collection that represents over 3,000 years of objects from all over the world. The pocket-sized books make attractive and collectible gifts, but are also a valuable source of ideas for designers of all kinds. The first four titles in the series feature some of the museum's most ...
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Japanese Street StyleJapanese Street Style is the first book of its kind to showcase the most innovative and cutting-edge looks in Japan today. Japan has a rich and exciting culture that combines a rich history with an embracing of innovation and modernity. Japan has become one of the strongest stages for fashion and style in the world and this book showcases the most cutting edge and innovative looks from this fashion capital. ...
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New Fashion and Design TechnologiesThis is a cutting-edge and stunning comprehensive guide to making best creative use of new designing and making technologies available to the fashion industry, from the original design via production through to the marketing of finished pieces. The content and presentation have been carefully monitored in order not to be too ephemeral, i.e. so that the information doesn't become obsolete too quickly. Highly ...
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Fashion Print Design: From Idea to Final PrintThis book covers the complete process of making fashion prints from the design of the prints to the final product on a garment. The book is divided into two parts: one devoted to the creative process of developing a design and the second focused on the technical aspects of producing the design. The book discusses not only the various systems for producing prints but also the problems and practicalities of printing ...
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QFINANCE: The Pocket Dictionary of FinanceThe Pocket Dictionary of Finance is designed for the on-the-move finance professional & students who needs quick concise definitions fast. With over 5,000 finance terms packed into 224 pages this is a comprehensive and essential finance reference, enabling you to be well versed in the latest finance terminology. Main topics covered include: Accounting, Acquisitions, Banking, Compliance, Economics, Insurance, ...
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Dictionary of MarketingThis is a comprehensive vocabulary of marketing terms, all explained in clear, simple English. Containing over 6,000 terms, this is an invaluable tool for both students and professionals who study and work in marketing as well as other disciplines such as media and adversiting. Each entry has a part of speech, a note on grammar and an encyclopaedic commentary.
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Don'ts for WivesDon'ts for Husbands and Don'ts for Wives are facsimile editions of the original books published by A&C Black in 1913. Each pocket-sized book contains hundreds of snippets of entertaining advice for a happy marriage, which rings true almost 100 years after it was written. The reissued titles are ideal Christmas stocking fillers, and gifts for weddings, engagements and anniversaries. Advice appears under the following ...
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Black's Veterinary DictionaryBlack's Veterinary Dictionary has been a bestseller for over seventy years. It is an essential reference tool for all with a professional or leisure interest in the care of animals. Much more than a list of veterinary terms, its practical approach ensures that readers gain an insight into the signs and symptoms of common, and less common, diseases, their diagnosis and treatment. For the 21st edition, much new ...
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Stitched Textile CollageThirty creative textile projects that are suitable to be hung and framed. The book aims to inspire readers to look at the use of textiles as a medium for creating innovative graphic artwork. The projects combine applique with patching, surface embellishment (with buttons, beads, trimmings and wire), knitting and machine and hand-embroidery techniques. The projects range from the very easy to those that will ...
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Dictionary of LawWith over 8,000 terms and expressions, this best-selling dictionary provides clear, concise and fully up-to-date information on all aspects of civil, criminal and commercial law. Examples and encyclopedic comments help to explain complex terms from British, European and US legal procedure.
A recommended text for a number of law courses, this book is ideal for students and all professionals who need to understand ...
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