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The Sirens Of TitanIn his second novel, from 1959, Kurt Vonnegut revealed his true gifts as a science fiction writer. "The spareness hits you first," wrote William Deresiewicz in a 2012 retrospective on Vonnegut. "The first page contains 14 paragraphs, none of them longer than two sentences, some of them as short as five words. It's like he's placing pieces on a game board-so, and so, and so." Vonnegut gives us the bizarre, entangled ...
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12 Years a Slave“I could not believe that I had never heard of this book. It felt as important as Anne Frank’s Diary, only published nearly a hundred years before. . . . The book blew [my] mind: the epic range, the details, the adventure, the horror, and the humanity. . . . I hope my film can play a part in drawing attention to this important book of courage. Solomon’s bravery and life deserve nothing less.” —Steve McQueen, ...
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The Picture Story Book of Peter PanJ.M. Barrie's 1904 play Peter Pan and Wendy (and its subsequent variations) about the adventures of a boy who won't grow up and his adventures with Tinker Bell and the Darling children has challenged and delighted illustrators for over a century. Every major children's illustrator seems to have done a version of it, and when one considers the visual possibilities of the story - children flying over London, crocodiles, ...
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Lift, Look, and Learn Doll's House: Uncover the Secrets of a Victorian HomeYou're invited to 51 Orchard Mansions, a lavish home in the year 1888. Open this die-cut book to meet the wealthy family that owned this extraordinary house and see how life was lived back in the Victorian era. Go upstairs and downstairs and through its many rooms, from the nursery where the children play to the kitchen where servants prepare the dinner. Lift the flaps to look behind doors, peer inside drawers, ...
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Lift, Look, and Learn Castle: Uncover the Secrets of a Medieval FortressWelcome to Castle de Chevalier, home of Duke Roland in the year 1280. The medieval castle is a powerful stronghold that controls and protects the countryside—but it's much more than a fortress filled with soldiers. The lord, his family, and knights all live there in style. This die-cut, castle-shaped book takes children inside, bringing them into the magnificent hall, comfortable chambers, beautiful chapel . ...
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Life of PiNew York Times Bestseller
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"A story to make you believe in the soul-sustaining power of fiction."—Los Angeles Times Book Review
After the sinking of a cargo ship, a solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild blue Pacific. The only survivors from the wreck are a sixteen-year-old boy ...
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Jonathan Strange and Mr. NorrellTwo magicians shall appear in England. The first shall fear me; the second shall long to behold me The year is 1806. England is beleaguered by the long war with Napoleon, and centuries have passed since practical magicians faded into the nation's past. But scholars of this glorious history discover that one remains: the reclusive Mr Norrell whose displays of magic send a thrill through the country. Proceeding ...
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Extremely Loud and Incredibly CloseJonathan Safran Foer emerged as one of the most original writers of his generation with his best-selling debut novel, Everything Is Illuminated. Now, with humor, tenderness, and awe, he confronts the traumas of our recent history.
Nine-year-old Oskar Schell has embarked on an urgent, secret mission that will take him through the five boroughs of New York. His goal is to find the lock that matches a mysterious ...
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Chekhov: Scenes from a LifeWhat made Chekhov tick? What served as a source of creative inspiration in his life? In answering these questions, Russian scholar Rosamund Bartlett focuses on the writer’s intimate relationship with the places where he lived and traveled—Taganrog and the southern Russian steppes, Moscow, Petersburg, Siberia, the French Riviera, and Yalta. By looking at his life through the prism of these landscapes, it is possible ...
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White Noise. English and Spanish EditionJack Gladney, head of Hitler studies at the College-on-the-Hill, is afraid of death, as is his wife Babette and his colleague Murray who runs a seminar on car crashes. The author exposes our common obsession with mortality, and Jack and Babette's biggest fear - who will die first?
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Castle. Sticker BookHere stands the Castle de Chevalier, a powerful fortress from the year 1280. It's home to Duke Roland, his family, his brave knights, and his many servants. All it needs is some children to come visit and fill in every room with their reusable stickers, from the busy kitchen to the deep, dark dungeon, and even the fields beyond. At the back of the book, children will find extra activities, including designing ...
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At Home. A Short History of Private LifeFrom one of our most beloved authors, a fascinating excursion into the history behind the place we call home - now richly illustrated with more than two hundred images in full color Bill Bryson and his family live in a Victorian parsonage in a part of England where nothing of any great significance has happened since the Romans decamped. But, struck one day by the thought that history mostly is masses of people ...
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Bugs. A Pop-up Journey into the World of Insects, Spiders and Creepy-crawliesThis is a beautifully illustrated look inside the fascinating world of creepy-crawlies, with stunning three-dimensional pop-ups. Larger-than-life bugs spring from the pages, peek out from behind flaps and hide under tabs, inviting young entomologists to marvel at the mind-boggling variety of arthropod life. What reader can resist is a chance to look inside a cockroach's body to see how it works or open a wasps' ...
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Dear MiliOn September 28, 1983, the discovery of a previously unknown tale by Wilhelm Grimm was reported on the front page of The New York Times. After more than 150 years, the Times noted, Hansel and Gretel, Snow-White, Rumpelstiltskin, and Cinderella will be joined by another Grimm fairy-tale character. The story of dear Mili was preserved in a letter Wilhelm Grimm wrote to a little girl in 1816, a letter that remained ...
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The Carpet PeopleIn the beginning, there was nothing but endless flatness. Then came the Carpet... That's the old story everyone knows and loves. But now the Carpet is home to many different tribes and peoples, and there's a new story in the making. The story of Fray, sweeping a trail of destruction across the Carpet. The story of power-hungry mouls - and of two brothers who set out on an adventure to end all adventures when ...
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Dinner with the HighbrowsBernard has never been to dinner at a friend's house before. His mother gives him quite the list of rules to follow - no elbows on the table, put your napkin on your lap, don't talk with food in your mouth, and so on. But Bernard isn't prepared to discover that the Goldsmiths think the table is the best place for elbows and feet, never put their napkins on their laps, and talk with food in their mouths! How ...
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The GiverSoon to be a major motion picture, The Giver, the 1994 Newbery Medal winner, has become one of the most influential novels of our time. The haunting story centers on twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile ...
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LettersOne of the great American iconoclasts holds forth on politics, war, books and writers, and his personal life in a series of conversations - including his last publishedinterview. During his long career Kurt Vonnegut won international praise for his novels, plays, and essays. In this new anthology of conversations with Vonnegut - which collectsinterviews from throughout his career - we learn much about what drove ...
Jeeves and the Wedding BellsThis is a gloriously witty novel from Sebastian Faulks using P.G. Wodehouse's much-loved characters, Jeeves and Wooster, fully authorised by the Wodehouse estate. Due to a series of extenuating circumstances, Bertie Wooster, recently returned from a very pleasurable sojourn in Cannes, finds himself at the home of Sir Henry Hackwood. Bertie is, of course, familiar with the set-up at a country house. He can always ...
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The Sacred History. How Angels, Mystics and Higher Intelligence Made Our WorldThe Sacred History is an account of the workings of the supernatural in history. It tells the epic story of angels, from Creation, to Evolution through to the operations of the supernatural in the modern world. This tale of how people and peoples have been helped by angels and other angelic beings is woven into a spellbinding narrative that brings together Krishna, Moses, Buddha, Elijah, Mary and Jesus, Mohammed, ...
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Snow WolfIn the heart of the Cold War, they sent him to plot the ultimate assassination. Now they want him dead... It is 1953. Joseph Stalin, the world's most tyrannical dictator, is teetering on the edge of insanity, and about to plunge the world into nuclear chaos. Only one man and one woman can penetrate the Iron Curtain and stop this madman, before it's too late. But someone inside the Kremlin knows. And as the KGB's ...
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Santa!Deck the halls with twirling Santas! Rufus Butler Seder's playful, animated Santa will spread Christmas cheer as readers watch him do the unexpected. Forget sliding down chimneys and putting presents under the tree - this Santa runs with presents, blows bubbles, and unicycles his way through the holiday season. Written in the same playful, rhyming style as the rest of the Scanimation family, Santa! is a perfect ...
The Tales of BelkinThe Tales of Belkin were the first work of prose fiction to be completed by Russia's greatest poet, Alexander Pushkin. Written over a short period in the autumn of 1830, and sometimes referred to as the little parodies, the five stories reflect a number of the key interests of European writers of the time, such as the Byronic hero, the Gothic novel, and the tale of the supernatural. Perhaps the key element in ...
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Words and PicturesFollowing on from our hugely successful publication of Beyond the Page, we are thrilled to be publishing Words and Pictures in paperback for the first time. This is the fascinating insight into Quentin's work before Beyond the Page, from the start of his career until 2000. The words describe his approach to the challenges and opportunities of illustration; the pictures, chosen from fifty years of publication, ...
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Dirty Rotten VikingsWho was vicious, who was vile and who was just very, very bad - or just mad? Discover what the Vikings were really like and what they were up to, and learn whether they really were that rotten. These colorful books are packed with the fun and grossness kids love, and also the real historical facts that parents and teachers want them reading. A half-illustrated, half-photographic approach creates a feeling of ...
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How Dinosaurs Really Work!Get to know the truth about dinosaurs - inside and out - in this zany, irreverent take on the popular prehistoric critters, from the New York Times Best Illustrated creator of How Dogs Really Work. Studying dinosaurs is dangerous work. After all, their sharp teeth and monstrously large appetites would make easy work of anyone within jaw's reach. But our fearless investigator remains undaunted. Alan Snow, known ...
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Quentin Blake's Magical TalesQuentin Blake's Magical Tales is a wonderful collection of more than a dozen tales of magical fun from all over the globe. Retold in wonderful detail by long-time Quentin Blake collaborator John Yeoman, these stories sparkle with enchantment, adventure and beautifully imagined far away places.
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Musorgsky and His CircleThe extraordinary group of Russian composers who came together in St Petersburg in the 1860s - long known as The Mighty Handful, but, as the moguchaya kuchka, better translated as 'the great little heap' - gave rise to one of the most fascinating and colourful stories in all musical history. Stephen Walsh, author of a major biography of their direct successor, Stravinsky, has written an absorbing account of ...
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The Love and Wars of Lina ProkofievLina Prokofiev was alone in her Moscow apartment one night when the telephone rang. The caller insisted that she come downstairs to collect a parcel, but when she reached the courtyard she was arrested. Born in Madrid to a Ukrainian soprano and a Spanish tenor, Lina had spent much of her youth in Brooklyn. It was while studying music in New York that she met the young pianist and composer Serge Prokofiev. Although ...
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The Living Rain ForestFrom the anteater to the zorro... The rain forest is teeming with life - hundreds of mammals, birds, amphibians, and fish, and millions of species of insects. Readers of all ages can discover this mysterious and beautiful habitat - and why it is worth saving - in this exquisitely illustrated alphabet book. Newly redesigned and reformatted.
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Winter of the WorldBerlin in 1933 is in upheaval. Eleven-year-old Carla von Ulrich struggles to understand the tensions disrupting her family as Hitler strengthens his grip on Germany. Into this turmoil steps her mother's formidable friend and former British MP, Ethel Leckwith, and her student son, Lloyd, who soon learns for himself the brutal reality of Nazism. He also encounters a group of Germans resolved to oppose Hitler - ...
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The White PrincessFrom “queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY) Philippa Gregory comes this instant New York Times bestseller that tells the story of the remarkable Elizabeth of York, daughter of the White Queen, and mother to the House of Tudor.
When Henry Tudor picks up the crown of England from the mud of Bosworth field, he knows he must marry the princess of the enemy house—Elizabeth of York—to unify a country divided by war ...
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ManetWritten by scholars for a general audience, each title in the 'Masters of Art' series has illustrations accompanied by commentaries discussing each individual work.
A Brief Guide to Jane AustenIn this witty and accessible guide, author and expert Charles Jennings goes in search of the real Jane Austen. He includes a short biography, gives an overview of her novels, and explores the time period she lived in and the world she inhabited. He also includes Jane’s very own words of advice for the modern life.
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The American Heritage First DictionaryThis newly updated, award-winning dictionary gives children confidence as they learn to read. More than 2,000 entry words are clearly defined, and 850 full-color photographs and drawings enhance the text for today's visually sophisticated young readers.
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Princess for a Day: A Pop-up StorybookIn this enchanting story, the King and Queen of Poshtonia are coming for a visit to Olivia’s town. Olivia is thrilled, most of all because she can’t wait to meet their daughter, a real princess! When Olivia and Princess Stephanie meet, they can’t help but notice that they look alike . . . so much so that they trade places. Princess Stephanie will go home to Olivia’s house and Olivia will spend the day in the ...
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The Nutcracker. Gift BoxWhen Herr Drosselmeir gives Marie a nutcracker for Christmas, the Nutcracker comes alive, and Marie enters a magical kingdom of fairies, dolls and royalty! Based on the beloved story by E.T.A. Hoffman, which inspired the famous ballet, this beautifully illustrated gift set containing a 24-page book plus two dioramas is sure to become a holiday favorite.
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New York TrilogyThe New York Trilogy is perhaps the most astonishing work by one of America's most consistently astonishing writers. The Trilogy is three cleverly interconnected novels that exploit the elements of standard detective fiction and achieve a new genre that is all the more gripping for its starkness. It is a riveting work of detective fiction worthy of Raymond Chandler, and at the same time a profound and unsettling ...
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World without EndOn the day after Halloween, in the year 1327, four children slip away from the cathedral city of Kingsbridge. They are a thief, a bully, a boy genius and a girl who wants to be a doctor. In the forest they see two men killed. As adults, their lives will be braided together by ambition, love, greed and revenge. They will see prosperity and famine, plague and war. One boy will travel the world but come home in ...
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The Vampire LestatOnce an aristocrat in the heady days of pre-revolutionary France, now Lestat is a rockstar in the demonic, shimmering 1980s. He rushes through the centuries in search of others like him, seeking answers to the mystery of his terrifying exsitence. His story, the second volume in Anne Rice's best-selling Vampire Chronicles, is mesmerizing, passionate, and thrilling. Frightening, sensual.
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To the Edge of the World. The Story of the Trans-Siberian RailwayChristian Wolmar expertly tells the story of the Trans-Siberian railway from its conception and construction under Tsar Alexander III, to the northern extension ordered by Brezhnev and its current success as a vital artery. He also explores the crucial role the line played in both the Russian Civil War - Trotsky famously used an armoured carriage as his command post - and the Second World War, during which the ...
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Tales of Ancient EgyptThis collection brings the world of Ancient Egypt to life with tales of journey and discovery. Among the many stories are the great myth of Amen-Ra, who formed all the creatures in the world; the entrancing tale of Isis, who searched the waters for her dead husband Osiris; and the miraculous story of the girl with the rose-red slippers, considered the first-ever Cinderella tale. Entertaining and enchanting, ...
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The Adrian Mole DiariesAdrian Mole faces the same agonies which life sets before most adolescents: troubles with girls, school, parents, and an uncaring world. The difference, though, between young Master Mole and his peers is that this British lad keeps a diary - an earnest chronicle of longing and disaster that has convulsed more than five million readers since its two-volume initial publication. From teenage Adrian's obsession ...
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Pride and PrejudiceIllustrated edition of the complete text captures the spirit of the Regency era.
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Olivia ClausIt was the night before Christmas, and Olivia discovers that her favorite stuffed monkey, Mathilda, is missing. Not only is Mathilda missing, but other favorites keep disappearing around the house too. In the true spirit of Christmas, Olivia figures out how to not only give but to give back what has been missing.
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Oliver TwistLiterary classic with unique illustrated content; Complete Unabridged Text. One of Dickens' most popular novels brought to life with contemporary photos and illustrations.
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Natural CausesEdinborough Detective Inspector Tony McLean is drawn into a set of cases separated by six decades, but connected by a macabre and brutal ritual killing.
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The Emperor's Nightingale and Other Feathery TalesWith this extraordinary collection of stories - each featuring a bird as a central character - Jane Ray has crafted a special gift for children who love to read and be read to. Ray, an internationally renowned picture book artist, retells and stunningly illustrates a rich variety of tales from around the world. Some, like Oscar Wilde's The Happy Prince, are beloved; others, like the charming African myth, Mulungu ...
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The ElizabethansWith all the panoramic sweep of his bestselling study The Victorians, A. N. Wilson relates the exhilarating story of the Elizabethan Age. It was a time of exceptional creativity, wealth creation and political expansion. It was also a period of English history more remarkable than any other for the technicolour personalities of its leading participants. Apart from the complex character of the Virgin Queen herself, ...
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Don't Know Much about GeographyWho Killed The Dead Sea? Where was the Garden of Eden? What's So Bad About the Badlands? Get on board as Kenneth C. Davis, author of the acclaimed national bestseller Don't Know Much About(R) History, takes us on a fascinating, breathtaking, and hilarious grand tour of the planet Earth - opening our eyes and imaginations to a wide, wild, and wonderful world we never knew.
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Big Bug, Little Bug. A Book of OppositesA playful book of opposites filled with bugs of all shapes, sizes, and colors with a massive pop-up on the last spread!
With lively oversized illustrations, BIG BUG, LITTLE BUG is a book of opposites, focusing on bugs of all different shapes, sizes, and colors as they creep, crawl, and fly through the sturdy pages, culminating in a tremendous pop-up on the last spread!
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The RevolutionistAn epic saga of the Soviet Union's brutal first decades-from The New York Times bestselling master of espionage.
Hailed as the American le CarrA(c), Robert Littell presents an ambitious novel about star-crossed idealist Alexander Til. When Til returns from America to Petrograd on the eve of the October Revolution in 1917, it is to put his life on the line in the hope of transforming Russia. But after witnessing ...
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Let Our Fame be Great. Journeys Among the Defiant People of the CaucasusThe jagged peaks of the Caucasus Mountains have hosted a rich history of diverse nations, valuable trade, and incessant warfare. But today the region is best known for atrocities in Chechnya and the 2008 war between Russia and Georgia.
In Let Our Fame Be Great, journalist and Russian expert Oliver Bullough explores the fascinating cultural crossroads of the Caucasus, where Europe, Asia, and the Middle East intersect. ...
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Irving GillArchitect Irving J. Gill (1870 - 1936) is widely considered the first and preeminent architect of the Modernist era. In her groundbreaking work, Five California Architects, Esther McCoy asserts that, along with Bernard Maybeck, Charles and Henry Greene, and R.M. Schindler, Gill is one of California's most important architects. As one of the most influential architects of the late nineteenth to early twentieth ...
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Midnight Bloom Memo MousepadDecorated with an abstract motif of night-blooming flowers in black and white, accented with dark blue and pink, this large notepad can double as a mouse pad. In fact, if your notepad and your mouse pad are vying for space on your desk—or if your mouse pad never seems clean enough for you—then the memo mousepad offers an elegant solution. Jot down quick thoughts or doodle to your heart's content on the generous ...
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Henry Road Memo MousepadAbstract flowers in raspberry and burnt orange decorate this notepad, designed to do double duty as a mouse pad. In fact, if your notepad and your mouse pad are always fighting it out on your desk—or if your mouse pad seems to have permanently collected the dust of the pharaohs—then the memo mousepad offers an elegant solution. Jot down quick thoughts or doodle to your heart's content on the generous blank space, ...
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4 of a Kind Sticky NotesKeep track of the hands life deals you with this set of four sticky note pads, cleverly die-cut in the shapes of spade, heart, diamond, and club suits. Measuring a little over 2 x 2 1/4 inches on average, with each shaped pad having its own color, these stickies are perfect to use for tokens or markers, as well as for jotting brief notes.
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Moomin Wall Decals: Peel-and-Stick DecalsThese 30 ready-to-use wall decals add style to any room. For temporary décor that is easily removable and doesn't leave marks, just peel and stick
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Playbook FarmFirst read this beautifully detailed pop-up book, then unfold it to transform it into a 3D farmyard landscape playmat, with stand-up cardboard animals and a tractor that you can move all around the farm! A unique and ingenious novelty book that folds away again in its own box.
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Nicola Bayley's Book of Nursery RhymesThis is a stunningly illustrated collection of nursery rhymes by the fantastic Nicola Bayley, renowned illustrator of The Mousehole Cat. This was Nicola's first book and it has been lovingly restored and enlarged in this gorgeous new edition.
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Murder Short & SweetHomicide is the ultimate crime and unraveling a murder mystery is one of reading’s great pleasures. This Anglo-American collection of 24 classic mystery and murder stories brings together the best of the genre featuring stories by such celebrated authors as Agatha Christie, A. Conan Doyle, Dorothy Sayers, Ruth Rendell, Ellery Queen, Roald Dahl, John Updike, Donald E. Westlake, C. S. Forester, and many others. ...
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Little Red Riding HoodGrandma, what big TEETH you have! When Little Red Riding Hood sets off through the woods with a basket of goodies for Grandma, who should she run into but a big, bad wicked wolf? The dilly-dallying girl says goodbye thinking that's the last she'll see of him—but she's in for a big surprise. This charming retelling of a timeless favorite is especially designed for reading to young children, with simple language ...
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Parade's End (+ CD-ROM)First published as four separate novels (Some Do Not…, No More Parades, A Man Could Stand Up, and The Last Post) between 1924 and 1928, Parade’s End explores the world of the English ruling class as it descends into the chaos of war. Christopher Tietjens is an officer from a wealthy family who finds himself torn between his unfaithful socialite wife, Sylvia, and his suffragette mistress, Valentine. A profound ...
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St. Patrick's Secrets: 101 Little-Known Truths and Tales of IrelandWell now, have you heard about how the Irish fought for Alexander the Great? Or did you know that at one time the Irish were forbidden to wear trousers? Perhaps you don't know why the Irish revere John Paul Jones or how Jack the Ripper influenced Irish 'Invincibles'. Ah then, there's many a strange tale and capricious truth hidden in the history and lore of the Green Isle that will surprise and quicken your ...
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The Mammoth Book of Best British Mysteries 6Thirty-five short stories from the top names in British crime fiction, by the likes of Lee Child, Ian Rankin, Alexander McCall Smith, Jake Arnott, Val McDermid, and more.
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A Tolkien Treasury. Stories, Poems, and Illustrations Celebrating the Author and His WorldJ.R.R. Tolkien's admirers form an international community of writers, scholars, and artists. This richly illustrated anthology gathers together three decades of work dedicated to the master of fantasy. With poems, stories, songs, and dozens of illustrations, A Tolkien Treasur, y is a unique celebration of the author and his creations - the mythical world of Middle-Earth and the magical creatures who inhabit ...
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Solar SystemExplore the wonders of our solar system - a corner of the universe that astronomers understand more fully every day. Starting at the sun, the center of it all, we move outward, planet by planet, and then beyond. From Mercury's prehistoric cataclysm to Uranus's uncommon axial tilt, the superb research and stunning images will captivate both keen stargazers and newcomers alike. The gorgeous photographs - which ...
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PollyannaPollyanna Whittier, is a young orphan who goes to live in Beldingsville, Vermont, with her wealthy but stern Aunt Polly. Pollyanna's philosophy of life centers on what she calls The Glad Game, an optimistic attitude she learned from her father. The game consists of finding something to be glad about in every situation.
Olive and the Big SecretOlive learns the hard way that keeping secrets is tough, and telling them can make for a whole lot of trouble!
When Molly shares a secret with Olive, the urge to tell is just too great! Olive tells Joe who tells Matt who tells Lola. But Lola is best friends with Molly. Uh-oh, the secret is out, and Olive is in for it!
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How to Massage Your CatAs kitty gift books go, this is the best, funniest, most inspiring of them all, according to the Village Voice and tens of thousands of dedicated readers. Now out on the prowl with a new cover that's the cat's meow, it's ready to inspire a second wave of cats and their owners to relax into a catnap. Author and illustrator Alice M. Brock (of Arlo Guthrie's Alice's Restaurant fame) counsels cat owners to approach ...
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The Buccaneering Book of PiratesAhoy, matey! Meet a larger-than-life buccaneer ready for adventure. This picture book follow-up to The Giant Book of Giants features a removable, pop-up pirate poster that's over four feet tall, with lift-the-flaps and pockets containing treasures tucked inside. Six vibrantly illustrated and action-packed tall tales complete the high-seas fun.
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Big Noisy Book of Busy PlacesThrum-thrum. Bong-bong. Choppetta-choppetta-choppetta. The world is a big and noisy place, filled with wonderful things to do, see, and hear. This book shows them all, from an airport, a train station, and a shopping mall, to school and a swimming pool! Kids will happily explore the many sites and sounds captured in Britta Teckentrup's bright and colorful pictures.
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A is for AppleThis brilliant, innovative book offers an engaging new way for children to discover and learn basic concepts of the alphabet. By running their finger along large, grooved letters, children can explore each shape. Colorful lift-the-flaps on every sturdy page further reinforce easy learning. Each board page features a capital letter that a child can trace with their finger, a flap to lift to find a surprise, and ...
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The World at Their FingertipsBetween 1680 and 1807 British publishers produced a sequence of double-hemisphere world maps each printed on two sheets and conjoined. These maps are a peculiarly British phenomenon of this period and they provide a key indicator of the way the British map trade specifically targeted a newly prosperous and upwardly aspiring class of purchasers. The buyers were hungry for geographical information, but were also ...
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Londongrad"If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country." E. M. Forster Through seven previous novels, Reggie Nadelson has created one of the more memorable characters in detective fiction: Artie Cohen, New York police detective and first-generation American with complex ties to his Russian past, especially his close friendship with the enigmatic ...
ABC LondonFind out what makes London one of the world's most exciting cities in this unusual alphabet picture book. A is for Art, B is for Brick Lane, C is for Changing of the Guard… this delightful new alphabet of words and pictures looks at some of the things that give London its unique and stylish cultural identity, with a glossary at the end.
Art . Brick Lane . Changing of the Guard . Dick Whittington . Elephant and ...
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Ho, Ho, Ho, Tucker! (+ DVD)Tucker loves Christmas. He gets so carried away baking cookies this year that he gets a little too close to the hot pan. Ouch! But his sore red nose comes in handy when he makes a special friend, who invites him on the sleigh ride of a lifetime!
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Nested Notes: Egg Sticky NotesThese artfully packaged egg-shaped sticky notepads will brighten any desk. Contained inside a "nest-lined" box, these colorful, speckled stickies make a delightful gift for a friend or a memorable way to deliver a sweet note. The set includes three sticky notepads, sixty sheets each—that's fifteen dozen eggs! Nested Notes are a perfect companion to the Nests and Eggs Notecards, Bird Watching and Other Nature ...
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Sir Scallywag and the Golden Underpants (+ CD-ROM)Sir Scallywag and the Golden Underpants by Giles Andreae and Korky Paul - with readalong CD! When King Colin's golden underpants go missing, he calls for Sir Scallywag, the bravest knight in the land. But... Sir Scallywag is only 6 years old and with an evil giant to pursue, it's nearly mission impossible! Luckily, this epic tale is a story of David and Goliath. With his trusted steed Doofus at his side, Sir ...
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The SeaThe Atlantic, the Red Sea, the Caribbean, the South Pacific-here are all the oceans in all colors and aspects: clear, tropical waters; turbulent open seas; immense plains of water seen from space; magical icy polar oceans; and delicate and frothy photographs from inside powerful waves. The Sea's camera eye emerges from underwater-from the multicolored coral reefs and underwater wrecks and washes on to sandy ...
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CanadaFirst, I'll tell about the robbery our parents committed. Then about the murders, which happened later. It was more bad instincts and bad luck that lead to Dell Parsons' parents robbing a bank. They weren't reckless people, but in an instant, their actions alter fifteen-year-old Dell's sense of normal life forever. In the days that follow, he is saved before the authorities think to arrive. Driving across Montana, ...
Monsters Fact or Fiction?Read about... AND SEE... Vampires, Werewolves, Yeti's, Medusa, Griffins and a Komodo Dragon in this amazing Pop up book featuring the most ghastly, grisly and scary creatures ever!
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The Giant Book of GiantsThe pop-up, pull-out poster in this BIG tome measures over four feet tall--and offers plenty of playful extras, including flaps to lift and removable items such as a clock tower pocket watch, pipe organ harmonica, and even the giant's ear wax! The action-packed tales in the book include “Jack and the Beanstalk,” “Sinbad's Third Voyage,” and “Coyote Tricks the Giant.” Monster fun for any child--tall or small!
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Two PrincessesThe eponymous princesses are both spinsters, but there any similarity ends. Zizi, thwarted in love, takes her lot meekly until she comes face to face with her erstwhile lover’s perfidy, and her sense of justice and familial devotion rise to claim a bittersweet revenge. Mimi meanwhile, whose own romantic failures have left her bitter and resentful, takes her revenge groundlessly, leading all around her to a tragic ...
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Tutankhamen's Tomb: Uncover the Secrets and Treasures of Ancient EgyptCombining words and unusual illustrations that incorporate pop-ups, pull tabs, wheels, and flaps, this book tells the dramatic story of archaeologist Howard Carter and his amazing journey to Egypt that culminated with his discovery in 1923 of Tutankhamen's tomb. This beautifully illustrated volume features stunning color photos of objects discovered in Tutankhamen's tomb, as it takes boys and girls along on ...
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William Shakespeare: His Life and TimesIn this enthralling scrapbook that William Shakespeare compiled for his daughter, he looks back on his life as he retires from the theatre. Discover late-sixteenth and early-seventeenth centurystories of love, war, kings and queens, fellow playwrights and actors, explorers and life in London.
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Stalin's Curse. Battling for Communism in War and Cold WarThe Second World War almost destroyed Stalin's Soviet Union. But victory over Nazi Germany provided the dictator with his great opportunity: to expand Soviet power way beyond the borders of the Soviet state. Well before the shooting stopped in 1945, the Soviet leader methodically set about the unprecedented task of creating a Red Empire that would soon stretch into the heart of Europe and Asia, displaying a ...
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Book of DogsRalph Steadman - artist of distinction, caricaturist of brilliance - is also a longtime dog lover. In his latest book, he shows us dogs on furniture, fashion dogs, wine dogs, fantastical crossbreeds, and even the insects that live on dogs. The Ralph Steadman Book of Dogs captures the fierce and furious, the whimsical and wistful, and everything in between, including:
- Saloon Bar Dog;
- Antisocial Blot Dog;
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National VelvetThis is a beautifully bound gift edition of this classic tale of a girl and her horse. Velvet Brown is a 14 year old girl living in small coastal village in the 1920s. She dreams of owning and training horses one day. When she and her friend Mi see a piebald horse jump a five foot fence, they decide to follow Velvet's dream to ride in the Grand National. But will Velvet be allowed to ride in the race? And can ...
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My Friend FlickaYou'll train her and she'll train you. I want you to make a good pony out of her. I want her to make a man out of you. When Ken is given a horse of his own, he thinks his dreams have come true. But Flicka is a proud and spirited foal - and everyone says she's no good. Can Ken tame his wild horse and earn her friendship?
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The Kremlin Conspiracy. A Long, Hot and Cold WarAlthough the Cold War conventionally ended in the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, there is renewed interest and concern in the West about our relations with a resurgent Russia. Arguably the Cold War was just one manifestation of an ages-old geopolitical conflict between Russia and other world powers. Russian-speaking Kremlin-watcher Douglas Boyd starts by tracing Russia's growth through centuries of hot wars ...
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Kensuke's KingdomI heard the wind above me in the sails. I remember thinking, this is silly, you haven't got your safety harness on, you haven't got your lifejacket on. You shouldn't be doing this... I was in the cold of the sea before I could even open my mouth to scream. Washed up on an island in the Pacific, Michael struggles to survive on his own. With no food and no water, he curls p to die. When he wakes, there is a plate ...
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The Great Mortality. An Intimate History of the Black DeathA compelling history of the Black Death that scoured Europe in the mid-14th century killing 25 million people. It was one of the worst human disasters in history. The bodies were sparsely covered that the dogs dragged them forth and devoured them! And believing it to be the end of the world, no one wept for the dead, for all expected to die. Agnolo di Turo, Siena, 1348 In just over a thousand days from 1347 ...
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The GladiatorsThe new Shape Books series brings the ancient world to three-dimensional life and reveals the most interesting topics from some of the world's most important empires.
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Dublin. A 3D Keepsake CityscapeExplore the sights in Ireland's capital city with this foldout keepsake tucked into a stylish slipcase.
Traveling to Dublin? Just returned? Wish you could go? Discover a dozen popular spots, from Dublin Castle (now a convention center) to the lofty St. Patrick's Cathedral, from the handsome brick townhouses of Merrion Square to Gaiety Theatre, the city's longest-running theatrical stage.
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Classic Tales from RupertThis is a beautifully bound gift edition of these classic tales of the famous bear. This beautiful book contains two classic Alfred Bestall stories: Rupert & The Mare's Nest and Rupert & The Lost Cuckoo. Rupert and the Mare's Nest - What's a Mare's nest? Rupert asks his father when he reads the words in a book. They don't exist, says Mr. Bear - but Rupert is determined to find one, and his search takes him to ...
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The Animals of Farthing WoodI think you're forgetting something, Adder' said Badger. 'Before we began our journey we all swore an oath, including you.' When bulldozers enter Farthing Wood, the animals must escape before their homes are destroyed. They promise to stick together and protect each other, but their journey is laced with danger. They are caught in a fire, they nearly drown in a river and their loyalty is put to the test. Will their pact hold?
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Sacred GamesA policeman, a criminal overlord, a Bollywood film star, beggars, cultists, spies, and terrorists - the lives of the privileged, the famous, the wretched, and the bloodthirsty interweave with cataclysmic consequences amid the chaos of modern-day Mumbai, in this soaring, uncompromising, and unforgettable epic masterwork of literary art.
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World Food AlphabetFrom Apricot to Zucchini, and everything in between, here is a beautiful photographic alphabet of world food. Acclaimed photographer and owner of the World Food Cafe in London, Chris Caldicott takes us on a mouth-watering tour of the different crops, dishes and ways of eating from every continent. Find out what Moroccans eat for a healthy snack and how ice is sold in Bangladesh, visit a kitchen in in the Rajasthan ...
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Death Comes to PemberleyThe year is 1803, and Darcy and Elizabeth have been married for six years. There are now two handsome and healthy sons in the nursery, Elizabeth's beloved sister Jane and her husband Bingley live nearby and the orderly world of Pemberley seems unassailable. But all this is threatened when, on the eve of the annual autumn ball, the guests are preparing to retire for the night when a chaise appears, rocking down ...
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Alfie's AlphabetA is for Alfie! Let Alfie take you all the way from A to Z in this alphabet of Alfie's world. You can learn how B is for Bedtime and how P is for park and puddles. It's as easy as A, B, C with Alfie!
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Draw with Pablo PicassoWhen I was young I could draw like Raphael, but it has taken me my whole life to learn to draw like a child. Now you can learn from the master himself. Step by step, line by line we show you how to recreate some of Picasso's most famous motifs. Through copying and then improvising for yourself, this book will help you to see and appreciate Picasso's drawings and inspire you to try out many more of your own.
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Dragon, Robot, GatorbunnyA book for doodling, drawing, laughing, and imagining! Featuring the humourous art of Calef Brown and a wonderful menagerie to stretch and inspire your artistic talents (whether large or small), plus silly stickers to play with. Includes ferocious snails, beautiful giraffes, guitar-playing hound dogs, man-eating bunny rabbits, and many other animals you've never drawn before!
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Dictionary of Word Origins. The Histories of More Than 8,000 English-Language WordsWhat is the link between map and apron, acrobat and oxygen, zeal and jealousy, flour and pollen, secret and crime? Did you know that crimson originally comes from the name of tiny scale insects, the kermes, from whose dried bodies a red dyestuff is made? That Yankee began as a nickname for Dutchmen? That omelette evolved from amulette, a thin sheet of metal, and is a not-too distant cousin of the word laminate? ...
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A Brief Guide to J.R.R. TolkienA very readable companion, this Brief Guide includes everything J.R.R. Tolkien: a brief biography, a critical view of Tolkien and what the literati think of him, his profession as a linguist, how Beowulf and other works influenced him, how he invented the nomenclatures and languages for Middle-earth, and much more.
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ART123: Count from 1 to 12 with Great Works of ArtChildren will learn to count from 1 to 12 while looking at fine art masterpieces in this lively new book. Cats by Gainsborough, boats by Van Gogh, a circle of dancers by Matisse, a king and queen sculpted by Henry Moore—they’re all here to encourage counting and to introduce the fascinating world of art. A short rhyme perfect for reading aloud accompanies each illustration, helping children find the objects ...
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Pickles to Pittsburgh. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2In this charming sequel to the classic Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Kate and Henry eagerly await Grandpa's return from a vacation that his postcard says has been one of the best and most unusual ever. Thinking about that postcard Kate drifts off to sleep that night and...
With Henry as my co-pilot... she visits the strange land of Chewandswallow - a land characterized by massive amounts of food, immense ...
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King ArthurThe many readers who are enthralled with the enduring legend of Camelot will be drawn to this fascinating book, which may become the definitive work in the effort to prove the historical authenticity of King Arthur.
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America. A Visual HistoryLife America tells the story of the country's extraordinary history in pictures, often contrasting the past and present - the then and now. Before there were the buildings, there was the land - and in the first section Life's editors travel the country exploring what was there before the coming of man. From the heights of Denali to the depths of the Grand Canyon, from the Virginia coast when it was the exclusive ...
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Za-Za's Baby Brother (+ DVD)Za-Za Zebra can't help feeling left out when Mum comes home with a new baby, in this book for prereaders by the creator of Maisy the mouse. After delayed meals, curtailed fun, and lots of "Later, Za-Za, " the young zebra finally fusses "I want a hug now!" "Why don't you hug the baby?" asks Mum, and soon Za-Za begins to understand what's wonderful about having a little brother. A DVD comes with the book, featuring ...
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Underworld London. Crime and Punishment in the Capital CityBeginning with an atmospheric account of Tyburn - a village synonymous with capital punishment in Britain - the author of Bedlam and Necropolis leads a grisly excursion through London as a city of ne'er-do-wells, taking in beheadings and brutality at the Tower, Elizabethan street crime, highway robbers, the 18th-century Gordon Riots, and the Victorian era of incarceration. Catharine Arnold also surveys the grotesque ...
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Three Little KittensThese classic nursery rhymes come to life with bright, animated illustrations and moving parts. Children will enjoy playing with the moving parts while following the actions of the much-loved nursery rhyme.
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Some Dogs Do (+ DVD)One day, when Sid the dog is walking to school, he suddenly gets a happy feeling and he floats right up to the sky, in this gentle tale for prereaders by the author of Duck in the Truck and My Friend Bear. Sid can't wait to tell his friends at school, but everyone reminds him, "You're a dog, and dogs don't fly." When Sid starts feeling down, though, his Dad tells him an exciting secret that changes everything. ...
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Murder Being Once DoneThe seventh book to feature the classic crime-solving detective, Chief Inspector Wexford. It seems fitting that the final resting place of a girl's body should be in a graveyard. But this is no peaceful burial. This is a brutal murder scene. Under strict orders from his doctor to indulge in no criminal investigation, Wexford is sent to London for a break away from the pressures of the Kingsmarkham police force. ...
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Little Rabbit Foo Foo (+ DVD)The surprisingly aggressive Little Rabbit Foo Foo rides though the forest on his motorbike, picking up the field mice, wriggly worms, tigers, and goblins - and bopping them on the head with his red mallet. Again and again, the Good Fairy warns the mischievous bunny that if he doesn't stop, she will turn him into a goonie. What's a goonie? You'll just have to see. Arthur Robins's expressive cartoons skillfully ...
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Schoolhouse FunPlay and learn with Curious George, star monkey of the number-one preschool TV show! This pop-up schoolhouse displays both the outside of the school and the inside of a classroom, and six perforated Curious George characters are ready to take on their new student roles! The set also includes three popular Curious George concept books: Shapes, Numbers, and Color Fun, all square paperbacks. Children can count ...
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Great Britain. The Poster Art of Norman WilkinsonThe 27 poster images here range from a sunset over Inverness to the sparkling cliffs of Cornwall, from the ancient hills and castles of Wales to the stately dome of St. Paul's in London, with many a ruined abbey and railway viaduct between. In the 1920s, the major railways in Great Britain began employing a number of artists to produce a series of uncommonly beautiful posters promoting rail travel. Chief among ...
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Favorite Folk Songs (+ Audio CD)Lively, warm and friendly, this illustrated collection - plus a CD with Peter Yarrow, his daughter Bethany and cellist Rufus Cappadocia - will bring families together to read and to sing. Peter makes every tune sound fresh and irresistible and Terry Widener's appealing pictures capture the spirit of each song, from the wild waves and rocking boat of Sloop John B to happy dancers ready to Skip to My Lou. Included ...
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The Louvre and the Ancient WorldThis beautifully illustrated exhibition catalogue explores the flourishing of archaeology in the nineteenth century, the part played by the Louvre in the rediscovery of the Ancient world, and the growth of the Louvre's departments of Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities, Egyptian Antiquities and Eastern Antiquities. The text (in English translation), is by current curators at the museum.
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The Concise Animal EncyclopediaThis lavishly illustrated visual reference is an authoritative survey of the intriguing world of animals. The first section is an overview of animal evolution, classification, biology, behavior, habitats and adaptations. At the core of the book is an encyclopedic survey of all the animal groups-mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes and invertebrates. A gallery of more than 2,000 species illustrations ...
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So Long, and Thanks for All the FishBack on Earth with nothing more to show for his long, strange trip through time and space than a ratty towel and a plastic shopping bag, Arthur Dent is ready to believe that the past eight years were all just a figment of his stressed-out imagination. But a gift-wrapped fishbowl with a cryptic inscription, the mysterious disappearance of Earth's dolphins, and the discovery of his battered copy of The Hitchhiker's ...
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The Silver Linings. PlaybookA heartwarming debut novel, now a major movie by David O. Russell - nominated for eight Academy Awards (including Best Picture), four Golden Globes, and four Screen Actors Guild Awards! "Aawww shucks!" NPR's Nancy Pearl said. "I know that's hardly a usual way to begin a book review, but it was my immediate response to finishing Matthew Quick's heartwarming, humorous and soul-satisfying first novel... This book ...
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Cool Coloring BookThe Ripley's Believe It or Not! Cool Coloring Book is full of amazing and extraordinary pictures to color. This unique children's coloring book is loaded with unbelievable facts, amazing stories, and incredible animals. It is sure to keep kids entertained and make learning fun. Ripley's Believe It or Not! Cool Coloring Book is imaginative and entertaining. The pictures and coloring opportunities inside feature ...
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Popigami. When Everyday Paper Pops!In life, it feels like we are literally overrun with paper: receipts, newspapers, magazines, sales reports, fast-food wrappers, report cards, paper towels - the paper trail never ends. In this quirky and imaginative new title, renowned paper engineer James Diaz explores what would happen if ordinary paper magically transformed itself into origami creatures. Imagine newspaper doves and gum-wrapper cranes.
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Pickles to PittsburghIn this charming sequel to the classic "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs", Kate and Henry eagerly await Grandpa's return from a vacation that his postcard says has been one of the best and most unusual ever. Thinking about that postcard Kate drifts off to sleep that night and... "With Henry as my co-pilot..." she visits the strange land of Chewandswallow - a land characterized by massive amounts of food, immense ...
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Zen GhostsIt's Halloween. The trees are ablaze in fiery reds. Excited children don colorful costumes. And there's mystery and fun around every corner! When Addy, Michael, and Karl finish trick-or-treating, their bags are brimming with treats. But the fun isn't over yet. Their good friend Stillwater the panda has one more special surprise in store for them. A mysterious visitor is about to tell them a spine-tingling story ...
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Under the SkinHailed as original and unsettling, an Animal Farm for the new century (The Wall Street Journal), this first novel lingers long after the last page has been turned.
Described as a fascinating psychological thriller (The Baltimore Sun), this entrancing novel introduces Isserley, a female driver who picks up hitchhikers with big muscles. She, herself, is tiny-like a kid peering up over the steering wheel. Scarred ...
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Sing a Song of Bottoms!Join Jeanne Willis in the funniest talent show ever. In a fabulous rhyming text, meet bears with baggy bottoms, pigs with perky pinky ones and peacocks who love to put theirs on display. Perfect for reading aloud and guaranteed to cause fits of giggles, one thing's for sure - whoever is the winner, bottoms are top! This title is from the dynamic duo behind Bottoms Up!
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A Proper MarriageAn unconventional woman trapped in a conventional marriage, Martha Quest struggles to maintain her dignity and her sanity through the misunderstandings, frustrations, infidelities, and degrading violence of a failing marriage. Finally, she must make the heartbreaking choice of whether to sacrifice her child as she turns her back on marriage and security.
A Proper Marriage is the second novel in Doris Lessing's ...
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Mary Boleyn. The Mistress of KingsNew York Times bestselling author and noted British historian Alison Weir gives us the first full-scale, in-depth biography of Mary Boleyn, sister to Queen Anne as well as mistress to Anne's husband, Henry VIII - and one of the most misunderstood figures of the Tudor age. Making use of extensive original research, Weir shares revelations on the ambitious Boleyn family and the likely nature of the relationship ...
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I Am...While they're busy learning, exploring, and asking questions, kids are also busy growing. And while they're growing, it's so much fun for them to keep track of their progress! This board book unfolds to a delightfully illustrated animal-themed growth chart that comes ready to hang and makes a bright and beautiful addition to any child's room. Keep track of the changes through the years, and when your little ...
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The Folk Tale Classics Treasury. Six Cherished Stories in One Keepsake VolumeWhen it is time to share favorite retellings of classic folk and fairy tales, this volume is the only one your family will need! The Folk Tale Classics Treasury is a collection of six of the very best books by the award-winning storyteller and illustrator, Paul Galdone. This jacketed, hardcover book features foil cover accents, a ribbon bookmark, and full-color illustrations on large, lush spreads. Enjoy a bonus ...
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The City of EmberNOW A MAJOR motion picture starring Bill Murray, Tim Robbins, Martin Landau, Saoirse Ronan, and Harry Treadaway! This tie-in edition of The City of Ember features a movie-art cover and an 8-page photo insert. Jeanne DuPrau's instant classic tells the story of the great, underground city of Ember, designed as a last refuge for the human race. But when the storerooms run out of food and the lights begin to fail, ...
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The Bumper Book of BobDiscover this fantastic bumper book containing all things Bob! Read a Bob ballad, a brand new mini Lunar Adventure or find out fascinating facts about Bob's friends, enemies, rocket and his special perspective on our Solar system. It's also bursting with pictures to colour in, sticker scenes to make up and variety of puzzles to solve, and if that isn't enough, why not try out Bob's recipe for his cherry buns, ...
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Simply Beautiful Beading40 affordable projects featuring the newest bead styles and fashions. Crafters will learn basic beading and jewelry making with the help of over 250 color photographs for a wealth of ideas.
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New York in PhotographsTitles in Barron's brand-new series of Art Portfolios each present 24 stunning reproductions of memorable works from the collection of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. Enlightening descriptive texts supplement these large reproductions, each of which is true to its original artwork. Pictures are printed on heavy matte-coated paper and are easily removable from its portfolio, which makes them suitable for ...
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Brideshead RevisitedWaugh tells the story of the Marchmain family. Aristocratic, beautiful and charming, the Marchmains are indeed a symbol of England and her decline in this novel of the upper class of the 1920s and the abdication of responsibility in the 1930s.
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Young PhilbyAn elegant, twisty spy story by a true master of the craft Bestselling novelist Robert Littell employs all his considerable skills in telling the story of Kim Philby through the eyes of more than twenty true-life characters. As each layer is revealed, the question arises: Who really was this man? When Kim Philby fled to Moscow in 1963, he became the most infamous double agent in history. A member of Britain's ...
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Yellow Square. A Pop-Up Book for Children of All AgesFirst came One Red Dot, next Blue 2, 600 Black Spots... now Yellow Square, the fourth installment of David A. Carter's acclaimed color series Modern and elegant paper engineering and text are certain to awe children of all ages Readers will search beatiful, modern pop-ups to discover the hidden yellow square on each spread in this follow up to David A. Carter's New York Times award winning, 600 Black Spots.
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The Winter GhostsBy the author of the New York Times - bestselling Labyrinth, a story of two lives touched by war and transformed by courage.
In the winter of 1928, still seeking some kind of resolution to the horrors of World War I, Freddie is traveling through the beautiful but forbidding French Pyrenees. During a snowstorm, his car spins off the mountain road. Dazed, he stumbles through the woods, emerging in a tiny village, ...
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Walk the Dog. A Parade of Pooches from A to ZBob Barner's colorful collage illustrations; a bouncy, fun-to-read-aloud text; and bonus information about each breed make this book a playful introduction to man's (and kid's) best friend. SALES HANDLE: Brings this lively, energetic story to a new audience of babies and toddlers with bright, friendly colors and simple, rhyming text. HOW WILL THIS TITLE BE DISTINCTIVE: A unique combination of simple, bouncy ...
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This Sceptred IsleWhat is Britishness? What allowed one small island group to rule a quarter of the world and, even today, to have the most spoken language after Chinese? What makes Americans admire the guts, traditions and loyalties of these island Anglo-Saxon and Celtic people? What is it that makes cynical Europeans and once-dominated Asians look to the British for opinion, literature, social norms and justice? The answers ...
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Theodore Boone. The ActivistThough 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 legal advice to friends and community members, when an exciting new case demands his urgent attention.
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Saints of New YorkFrank Parrish had a famous father: a Saint of New York, an NYPD detective who helped rid the city of Mafia control in the 1980s. John Parrish is a tough act to follow - a legend in his own right - and Frank already has an insubordination rap to beat. Summoned for daily Police Department interviews, he's also trying to work out how the death of a young heroin dealer might connect to his innocent teenage sister, ...
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Prime SuspectAn international bestseller, Lynda La Plante's thrilling detective novel Prime Suspect introduced readers around the world to Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison, a gritty investigator locked in a tooth-and-nail struggle to claim the authority, acceptance, and respect she deserves from Scotland Yard's chauvinist detective squad - even as she desperately tracks the maniac now running loose in the streets ...
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Our Kind of TraitorBritain is in the depths of recession. A left-leaning young Oxford academic and his barrister girlfriend take an off-peak holiday on the Caribbean island of Antigua. By seeming chance they bump into a Russian millionaire called Dima who owns a peninsula and a diamond-encrusted gold watch. He also has a tattoo on his right thumb, and wants a game of tennis. What else he wants propels the young lovers on a tortuous ...
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Officers and GentlemenFueled by idealism and eagerness to contribute to the war effort, Guy Crouchback becomes attached to a commando unit undergoing training on the Hebridean isle of Mugg, where the whisky flows freely and respect must be paid to the laird. But the comedy of Mugg is soon followed by the bitterness of Crete, where chaos reigns and a difficult evacuation must be accomplished. "Officers and Gentlemen" is the second ...
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Men at ArmsGuy Crouchback, determined to get into the war, takes a commission in the Royal Corps of Halberdiers. His spirits high, he sees all the trimmings but none of the action. And his first campaign, an abortive affair on the West African coastline, ends with an escapade that seriously blots his Halberdier copybook. "Men at Arms" is the first novel in Waugh's brilliant Sword of Honor trilogy recording the tumultuous ...
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Inventions. A History of Key Inventions That Changed the WorldDiscover how the world's greatest inventions work in this funny and accessible novelty book by inventions expert, Adam Hart-Davis. If you've ever wondered why the pencil came into existence, or how a steam engine works, or when we started using flushing toilets, this book has all the answers. Based on seven key areas of invention, Adam Hart-Davis tells the stories behind steam power, lighting, toilets, clocks, ...
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The Great Fairy Tale DisasterThe Big Bad Wolf is fed up with blowing down the Three Little Pigs' houses. So off he goes in search of a new fairy tale to be in! Wearing the ball gown in Cinderella didn't work because wolves don't wear dresses!, climbing up the beanstalk and seeing the giant's huge feet scared the wolf, and yuck getting kissed by the prince in Sleeping Beauty is not for the wolf at all! As the wolf runs from page to page ...
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Doodle Bug!Each page features inspiring designs to copy - from aliens and robots to dragons and monsters - as well as space for children to draw their own doodles. The book features a friendly Doodle Bug, to help guide children through the pages, as well as handy introduction pages to teach children about letters and numbers. The reader will also learn about shape, scale, shading and 3D, to help them to bring their doodles to life.
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Decline and FallSubtitled A Novel of Many Manners, Evelyn Waugh's notorious first novel lays waste the heathen idol of British sportsmanship, the cultured perfection of Oxford, and the inviolable honor codes of the English gentleman.
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The English ReformationBy 1600, England became a radically different nation in which family, work, religion, and politics were radically altered. In this Brief History, Tudor historian and expert DerekWilson describes the dramatic changes that occurred to England, how the nation became Protestant, and why it still matters today.
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Star TrekThis essential guide will cover all prominent actors including William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, and Patrick Stewart and will explore the connection between Star Trek and the US cold war foreign policy, why much of the far-out science from the show is now at the forefront of research, why linguistics are now studying Klingon, and much more.
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Blast Off with Doodle TomCartoon-style boy-astronaut Doodle Tom and his sidekick Astrocat take kids on a doodle odyssey through space. Offers over 40 space-related topics, with each spread or double spread featuring info on that topic (i.e. planets, things in space, space travel, ETs, technology, etc.) and a related drawing activity. The space info is mostly factual and written in a kid-friendly manner; the drawing activities are more ...
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The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread. ClichesCliches, those trite little phrases that often get a point across quickly and efficiently, have become such a familiar part of the English language and people's everyday speech. This entertaining book takes an in-depth look at hundreds of these common expressions in their many forms - where they came from, what they mean, how they've evolved over time, and their prominence in today's society. Inside you'll discover ...
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Christmas Doodles. CardsThis is a brand new set of cards for the Christmas season containing simple doodle cards to keep little children busy on those long winter nights. Each card encourages children to add detail to the picture. Children will love to decorate the Christmas trees, design patterns for the Christmas baubles and gift tags and draw houses and snowflakes on the snowy hills. The cards are wipe clean and the pack includes ...
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Super Hero Food Doodles: Oodles of Step-By-Step Super Doodles. Spiral-boundSuperhero fruits and vegetables are the stars in Deborah Zemke's latest doodle fest. With with oodles of step-by-step super doodles, kids of all ages can turn mild-mannered fruits and vegetables into super-charged super foods. One small tomato transforms into "The Tomatonator," big, bold, and delicious; an onion becomes an "Allium Alien"; an ear of corn becomes "Colonel Kernels."
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Splat! What's That?This ingenious book with colourful illustrations throughout takes everyday things - such as ink blots, fingerprints, paint drips, screwed up pieces of paper and even coffee stains - and encourages children to transform them into extraordinary things. Ink splats become aliens or bonkers birds; a piece of paper becomes an iceberg filled with penguins, and a page of palm prints becomes a herd of elephants. Children ...
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Love and Folly. Selected Fables and Tales of La FontaineUniversally admired for his fables and contes (tales), Jean de La Fontaine (1621-1695) epitomised France's Great Century with his elegant style, emotional profundity and ready wit. This selection by award-winning poet Marie Ponsot is arguably the finest translation ever achieved. La Fontaine's menagerie of foxes, lions, wolves, donkeys, rats and other animals are handled with a naturalness and unaffected elegance ...
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Jane Austen. Four Classic NovelsElegant, sophisticated and full of humour and romance, the novels of Jane Austen have been favourites of readers around the world for more than two centuries. Although set at the turn of the nineteenth century, in the England that she herself knew, Austen's characters espouse values and sentiments that still speak to modern sensibilities. No author has captured so vividly the affairs of hearts in conflict with ...
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Curing Hiccups with Small Fires. A Miscellany of Great British EccentricsThe English aristocrat John Mad Jack Mytton died a bloated, paralysed and penniless debtor in prison. His premature demise was partly due to injuries sustained while setting fire to his own night-shirt to try to cure hiccups. Just before the horribly burned Mytton slumped into unconsciousness he said, Well, the hiccups is gone, by God. An 18th-century French scholar attributed the British talent for eccentricity ...
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When Did Big Ben First Bong?Millions live there, millions more visit each year - but how many really know London? Do you know when Big Ben first bonged - or even who Ben was? Why the River Thames is so-called? Which top Nazi was locked up in the Tower? Or what runs through the more than 50 miles of train-size tunnels which ring the city, stretch further than the Channel Tunnel and lie deeper than the Tube - and, no, the answer's not trains. ...
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Puppy is LostWhen Max's dog Puppy gets lost, it is not until both Max and Puppy have the same idea that they finally find one another.
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Mythmaker. The Life of J.R.R. Tolkien, Creator of the Hobbit and the Lord of the RingsJ. R. R. Tolkien was far more than a fantasy book writer. His lifelong fascination with medieval texts and languages gave him a unique vision and endless inspiration for his tales. His broad interests made possible his creation of faery worlds and entire races of beings, as well as the languages, cultures, and characters that make his books as engaging today as they were fifty years ago. This clear and thoroughly ...
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A Much Recorded War. The Russo-Japanese War in History and ImageryAt the dawn of the twentieth century, the Russo-Japanese War (1904-05) became a worldwide political focal point. The war, marked the rise of Japan as a world power, paved the way for the Russian Revolution, and made Theodore Roosevelt the first American ever to win the Nobel Peace Prize. It engaged the fervent attention of Asia, Europe and the United States - so much so that the Milton Bradley Co. created a ...
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Me and My Animal FriendsIf you wanted a pet, if you really really wanted just the right pet, what would it be? A gecko, a goose, or a humpback whale? A Minnesota minnow or a South Dakota snail? Come to Ralph's World and join Ralph on a zany adventure across land and water in happy celebration of animal friends of all kinds.
Kids' rock star Ralph Covert's playful lyrics to the popular song Me and My Animal Friends are coupled with Laurie ...
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The Kingfisher Treasury of Funny StoriesThese funny stories all contain favourite characters such as Posy Bates, Dilly the Dinosaur, flying dogs and dancing cows.
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The Ultimate Book of Words Students Should KnowAn indispensable accessory for the autodidact, this petite yet compendious dictionary is packed with hundreds of 50-cent words guaranteed to make you sound smarter - or at the very least, better educated. Articulate your most sublime aspirations, avoid mortification, and scintillate in conversation, from classroom to boardroom to dining room.
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Wreck of the ZanzibarIn 1907, fourteen-year-old Laura, living with her family on one of the stormy Isles of Scilly, records in her diary how her dream of participating in a shipwreck rescue is finally realized.
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The Works. Every Kind of Poem You Will Ever Need for the Literacy HourThe Works is 10 years old and this special anniversary edition features brand-new lesson plans from poets including John Foster, Brian Moses, Valerie Bloom and Pie Corbett. The Works contains every kind of poem you will ever need for the Literacy Hour but it is also a book packed with brilliant poems that will delight any reader. It's got chants, action verses, riddles, tongue twisters, shape poems, puns, acrostics, ...
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Monday Is One DayA love note from a working parent to a child, counting the days of the week - each one a special opportunity to spend time together. One by one, the days of the week roll by. Monday is one day, Tuesday is blue shoes day, and Wednesday is halfway day. When Saturday and Sunday finally come, it's time for little ones and the adults who love them to play, share, and celebrate. Every day of the week offers a special ...
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Life of PiPossessing encyclopedia-like intelligence, unusual zookeeper's son Pi Patel sets sail for America, but when the ship sinks, he escapes on a life boat and is lost at sea with a dwindling number of animals until only he and a hungry Bengal tiger remain.
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BlandingsPublished to coincide with the star-filled BBC production of Blandings, this superb new anthology sees these celebrated stories together for the first time. Set in the delightfully dysfunctional mess of Blandings Castle these 6 gems follow the trials of poor Earl Emsworth and his beloved pig Empress as they clash with a panoply of friends and family, servants and spongers, bookies and hucksters. And all served ...
Famous Classics for GirlsThis title includes: Heidi by Johanna Spyri - A little orphan girl is forced to live with her grumpy grandfather in a lonely hut in the Alps, and eventually comes to love her mountain life. What Katy Did by Susan Coolidge: Katy intends to be beautiful and good one day... So when an accident happens, Katy must be brave and hold on to her dreams. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell: The story of a noble horse who is cruelly ...
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The Great Novels & Short Stories of Somerset Maugham: Three Novels and Five ShorHe considered himself "in the very first row of the second-raters, " yet Somerset Maugham was one of the most successful and influential writers of the 20th century, praised by authors like Anthony Burgess, Ian Fleming, and George Orwell, who called Maugham "the modern writer who has influenced me the most ... for his power of telling a story straightforwardly and without frills." This omnibus contains three ...
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Annoying ABCWhy would you want to read An annoying ABC? Because after Adelaide annoyed Bailey, and Bailey blamed Clyde, and Clyde cried, and Dexter drooled on Eloise, and Eloise elbowed Flora ... well, something remarkable happened to everyone in Miss Mabel's alphabetically initialed class. Adelaide apologized. Michael Emberley's colorful sketches are full of action and expression, in this book for readers up to 6, the ...
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Animals Christopher Columbus SawIn this new series by award-winning author Sandra Markle, famous explorers take a back seat to the animals they encountered along the way. While nothing about Christopher Columbus' journey was expected, he couldn't have imagined feasting on roasted lizard! Through nimble writing and beautiful paintings, this series casts the past in a whole new light!
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Doodle TimePacked with dot-to-dot drawings to help young children with holding a pen correctly while familiarizing themselves with telling the time. Young doodlers can then enjoy joining the dots to draw the hands on the clocks to show the correct time, and move onto completing the clocks themselves.
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The Holy ThiefMoscow, 1936, and Stalin's Great Terror is just beginning. In a church, a woman is found dead, her body on display. Captain Alexei Korolev of the Criminal Investigation Division of the Moscow Militia is assigned, but the NKVD is watching and exile is a real possibility. Committed to the case, Korolev enters the realm of the Thieves, rulers of Moscow's underworld. But as more bodies are found, Korolev begins ...
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Lenin and the Russian RevolutionIn February 1917, the centuries-old empire of the Czars collapses. Eight months later, revolutionaries under Lenin's leadership, take power. Few would have gambled on this government of inexperienced militants against a force of armed counter-revolutionaries sustained by the West. But mobilization of the people, the power of the Red Army and political police, the experience gained during the war and, not least, ...
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Learn-a-Language Flash Cards: Animals: 15 Flash CardsSee it! Say it! Make a connection! Kids are best-suited to acquire multiple languages between infancy and five years of age, and interactive play with a parent is the method early childhood development experts recommend. This set of cleverly conceived flash cards features English, French, Spanish, and Chinese and an out-load activity that creates language connections through play. Language flash cards also help ...
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Asterix 600 StickersFans of Asterix: get ready for lots of exciting, fun-filled activities! This cooler-than-cool collection features 600 fabulous stickers, including every one of your favorite characters from the popular series. Thirty-two pages of word searches, quizzes, spot the difference, secret codes, logic puzzles, and jigsaws provide hours of enjoyment—and a few surprises, too.
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Graphis Photo Annual• Over 200 best-of-the-year photos.
• Index of top photographers and their representatives, plus technical information.
Art directors, designers, photographers, students, and everyone who’s interested in the latest and most innovative photography needs a copy of Photo Annual 2006. This eagerly anticipated yearly anthology presents the latest in cutting-edge images, with profiles of top photographers and full ...
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Curious George First Words Zoo SetThis book and outfit package includes a board book and includes a 12-month-size all-cotton t-shirt for babies, making it the perfect baby shower or new arrival gift. The baby tee features an image of George at his most adorable, silkscreened onto the front. The board book is a refreshed version of our First Words at the Zoo--updated with our Curious Baby colors and a new cover. The packaging will include new ...
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All in a WordDelve into the hidden nature of words: An irresistible mix of information, curiosity, and fun Linguist Vivian Cook takes us on a brilliant series of excursions into the history and meaning of words: How do we learn words as a child? How are words born, and why do they die? Why do some never get spoken, and others never written? Each chapter is charmingly illustrated - and accompanied by a rich assortment of ...
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Oliver's First ChristmasInside Oliver's First Christmas, Oliver, a precocious puppy, prepares to spend his first Christmas with his new family. Like most puppies, Oliver has the best of intentions, but his playful energy makes for a whole string of comic misadventures, from helping to wrap presents to decorating the Christmas tree. Oliver is one busy pup. Featuring Accord Publishing's New York Times best-selling moving picture technology ...
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The Mammoth Book of Historical Crime FictionEver since Sir Arthur Conan Doyle delighted readers with the fictional genius detective, Sherlock Holmes, crime fiction has been plumbed by mystery writers everywhere. This volume of 12 stories spans crime from the Bronze Age to World War II, and will appeal to the current readers of The Mammoth Book of New Sherlock Holmes Adventures and Best British Mysteries.
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I Used to Know That. Shakespeare: Stuff You Forgot from SchoolCapturing the unbelievable scope of Shakespeare's influence, this book covers the little-known details of Shakespeare's life along with the surprising legacy of the language and phrases inherited from his works. Organized for easy reference, sections include: Shakespeare's Life Who was this man - the playwright, the lover, the family man? Words and Phrases Owed to Shakespeare Did you know we have Shakespeare ...
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Henri Rousseau's Jungle BookIn this delightful introduction to the art of Henri Rousseau, children explore a tropical jungle while they learn about the colours and themes that make the artist's paintings masterpieces of deceptive simplicity. As a customs official, Henri Rousseau escaped the boredom of his job by creating colourful paintings of a fantastic dream-world - a place where apes and lions cavort, snakes slither, flamingoes stroll, ...
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Edge of Empire. Conquest and Collecting in the East 1750-1850Talented historian Maya Jasonoff offers an alternative history of the British Empire. It is not about conquest - but rather a collection of startling and fascinating personal accounts of cross-cultural exchange from those who found themselves on the edges of Empire. A Palladian mansion filled with western art in the centre of old Calcutta, the Mughal Emperor's letters in an archive in the French Alps, the names ...
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The Discovery of Dragons. New Research RevealedA Victorian scientist, R.W. Greasebeam, presents the original correspondence of early explorers who encountered some of the world's most fearsome dragons. Base's fans will be delighted by his humorous stories and intricate renderings of these colorful creatures.
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A Dictionary of DanceThis dazzling introduction to dance features an entry for every letter of the alphabet, including a pronunciation guide and an accessible, informative definition. For instance, I is for Improvisation (im-pro-vi-ZAY-shun): making up the steps as one dances, and O is for Ouvert (oo-VAIR): a French word that refers to an open position of the feet in ballet.
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The DescendantsA descendant of one of Hawaii's largest landowners, Matthew King finds his luck has changed. His two daughters - Scottie, a feisty ten-year-old, and Alex, a teenage recovering drug addict - are out of control; his thrill-seeking, high-maintenance wife, Joanie, lies in a coma after a boat-racing accident and will soon be taken off life support. Suddenly the King family must come to terms with this tragedy - and ...
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The Queen's English. An A to Zed Guide to Distinctively British WordsFrom "chips" and "crumbs" to "spending a penny," "The Queen's English" is your indispensable guide to surviving and thriving in the tricky byways of the English language, which has shown many a poor soul the way out for little more than twanging a vowel, splitting an infinitive or, crime of all crimes, saying dinner instead of tea. With "The Queen's English" there's no need to become "flummoxed" ever again. ...
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Travels of the ZephyrTravels of the Zephyr is an interactive book that introduces readers to various lands and peoples across the globe through the notes of the fictional explorer James Mac Killian, who lived from 1889 to 1978. James Mac Killian traveled the world in his homemade hot-air balloon, the Zephyr, documenting everything and everyone he encountered. The goal of his particular expeditions was to visit different ethnic groups ...
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Tigers and Sails and ABC TalesThis heart warming children's book blends the foundations of language and master-works from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts into a lovely journey that both parent and child will enjoy. Twenty-six works from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon accompany delightful prose that unites the alphabet and art in bold color. As the first ABC book published by the VMFA, it surely will be the quintessential gift ...
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When I'm Big. A Silly Slider BookWhen I'm Big is an interactive story that literally grows with the reader. Specially formatted Silly Sliders are designed to move up and down the page - transforming the picture and telling the story. Words appear and disappear while the characters grow up right before the reader's eyes.
Inside When I'm Big, kids will be wowed when a young boy gazing longingly at a rocket ship, suddenly blasts off as a grown-up ...
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The Penultimate TruthWorld War III is raging — or so the millions of people crammed into their underground tanks believe, in this 1964 novel by Philip K. Dick. For 15 years, subterranean humanity has been fed on daily broadcasts of a never-ending nuclear devastation, sustained only by their belief in the all - powerful Protector. But up on the surface, a different kind of reality reigns: East and West are at peace, while across ...
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Minority ReportThe Department of Precrime has cut major crime by almost 100 percent, in the 1956 short story by Philip K. Dick that inspired the Steven Spielberg film Minority Report. No one doubts the efficiency and fairness of a system that can look into the future, arrest soon-to-be criminals, and punish them before they can commit the crime — until the Precrime Commissioner himself is accused, and must go on the run as ...
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A Maze of DeathWhen 14 people arrive to colonize the otherwise uninhabited planet of Delmark - O, they quickly discover that their bizarre new world is more dangerous — and much, much stranger — than they ever could have imagined, in this 1970 novel by Philip K. Dick. The colonists have nothing in common, and no idea why they've been sent there. All they know is that there's no way to leave, and one by one they are being killed. ...
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Martian Time-SlipMars is a desolate place, in this 1964 novel. Largely forgotten by Earth, isolated communities eke out a living alongside the great canals, dependent on Arnie Knott, the union boss who controls the meager water supply. No one is beyond his reach—certainly not Jack Bohlen, the repairman whom Knott's mistress comes to love. Neither is Manfred, the autistic child who slips helplessly backwards and forwards in time, ...
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Speak, NabokovOn the eve of the controversial, posthumous publication of The Original of Laura, Michael Maar follows his critically acclaimed The Two Lolitas with a revealing new perspective on Vladimir Nabokov's life and work. Hunting down long-hidden clues in the novels, and using the themes that run through Nabokov's fiction to illuminate the life that produced them, Maar constructs a compelling psychological and philosophical ...
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Same? DifferentThe twenty mix-and-match cards in this set present faces drawn in SAMi's signature style. Games played with the cards will not only sharpen a baby's visual skills, but will also lead to imaginative play, talking together, and shared smiles. Tips for parents included.
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Vincent Van GoghVincent van Gogh was a Western painter who lived at the end of the 19th century. His work as an artist continues to inspire today because it is fresh and unique. The paintings van Gogh created are full of movement and life, although the subjects are often simple. This is because the artist tried to paint the energy behind what he was seeing. As a result, people and flowers - even the houses and furniture in ...
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Elizabeth's Spy MasterFrancis Walsingham was the first spymaster in the modern sense. His methods anticipated those of MI5 and MI6 and even those of the KGB. He maintained a network of spies across Europe, including double-agents at the highest level in Rome and Spain - the sworn enemies of Queen Elizabeth and her Protestant regime. His entrapment of Mary Queen of Scots is a classic intelligence operation that resulted in her execution. ...
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Rumpelstiltskin and Other Grimm TalesA retelling of classic children's tales by The Brothers Grimm, including Snow White, Rumpelstiltskin, Ashputtel (Cinderella) and Little Red-cap. This interpretation by Carol Ann Duffy seeks to remove the sugariness of contemporary versions and return to the orginal, darker mould.
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Moonlight MileNew York Times - bestselling author Lehane delivers an explosive tale of vengeance and redemption in this brilliant sequel to Gone, Baby, Gone - heralding the long-awaited return of beloved private investigators Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro.
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Lonely Years 1925–1939These Previously uncollected stories and letters are essential to the understanding of Babel's life and works.
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Chinaman's ChanceArtie Wu and Quincy Durant, one of Southern California's unlikeliest pairs, find that the local mix-up they are looking into has suddenly expanded in space, from Vietnam to Washington, and in time, through twenty years of intrigue and deception.
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Scripta Notes. Small. Wisteria. Ruled JournalYour dreamiest thoughts will be gently and safely kept in this little book of misty purple. Stylish and elegant, with a textured hard cover, contrasting endpapers, and sewn binding, this pocket-sized journal also features an expandable inner pocket, an elastic closure band, and a ribbon marker. The cream pages are narrow-ruled on the right-hand side and blank on the left, allowing you to write and illustrate your adventures.
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Scripta notes. Small. Seaside. Ruled JournalSplash your words and pictures around in this cool blue book. Stylish and elegant, with a textured hard cover, contrasting endpapers, and sewn binding, this pocket-sized journal also features an expandable inner pocket, an elastic closure band, and a ribbon marker. The cream pages are narrow-ruled on the right-hand side and blank on the left, allowing you to write and illustrate your adventures.
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Scripta Notes. Small. Fern. Ruled JournalThe colors of mosses, of clear sky, and of cool waters come together in this book for growing ideas and budding visions. Stylish and elegant, with a textured hard cover, contrasting endpapers, and sewn binding, this pocket-sized journal also features an expandable inner pocket, an elastic closure band, and a ribbon marker. The cream pages are narrow-ruled on the right-hand side and blank on the left, allowing ...
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Scripta Notes. Small. Cinnabar. Ruled JournalYour thoughts and ideas will naturally seem that much more significant between the subtle red covers of this petit livre. Stylish and elegant, with a textured hard cover, contrasting endpapers, and sewn binding, this pocket-sized journal also features an expandable inner pocket, an elastic closure band, and a ribbon marker. The cream pages are narrow-ruled on the right-hand side and blank on the left, allowing ...
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Scripta Notes. Small. Asphalt. Ruled JournalHit the road with this eminently portable keeper of thoughts and images, covered with the dark gray patina of the long-traveled highway. Stylish and elegant, with a textured hard cover, contrasting endpapers, and sewn binding, this pocket-sized journal also features an expandable inner pocket, an elastic closure band, and a ribbon marker. The cream pages are narrow-ruled on the right-hand side and blank on the ...
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Scripta Notes. Large. Wisteria. Ruled JournalYour dreamiest thoughts will be gently and safely kept in this lovely book of misty purple. Large enough for plenty of writing space yet small enough to slip into a purse or book bag, this elegant journal features a textured hard cover with color-coordinated endpapers, ribbon marker, and closure band. It also boasts a large, expandable inner pocket and sewn binding, while the cream pages are narrow-ruled on ...
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Scripta Notes. Large. Seaside. Ruled JournalSplash your words and pictures around in this cool blue book. Large enough for plenty of writing space yet small enough to slip into a purse or book bag, this elegant journal features a textured hard cover with color-coordinated endpapers, ribbon marker, and closure band. It also boasts a large, expandable inner pocket and sewn binding, while the cream pages are narrow-ruled on the right-hand side and blank ...
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Scripta Notes. Large. Indigo. Ruled JournalThis dark blue book is the perfect place to record your deepest indigo moods—while the pink ribbon marker adds just the right touch of whimsy. Large enough for plenty of writing space yet small enough to slip into a purse or book bag, this elegant journal features a textured hard cover with color-coordinated endpapers, ribbon marker, and closure band. It also boasts a large, expandable inner pocket and sewn ...
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Scripta Notes. Large. Fern. Ruled JournalThe colors of mosses, of clear sky, and of cool waters come together in this book for growing ideas and budding visions. Large enough for plenty of writing space yet small enough to slip into a purse or book bag, this elegant journal features a textured hard cover with color-coordinated endpapers, ribbon marker, and closure band. It also boasts a large, expandable inner pocket and sewn binding, while the cream ...
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Scripta Notes. Large. Cinnabar. Ruled JournalYour thoughts and ideas will naturally seem that much more significant between the subtle red covers of this livre rouge. Large enough for plenty of writing space yet small enough to slip into a purse or book bag, this elegant journal features a textured hard cover with color-coordinated endpapers, ribbon marker, and closure band. It also boasts a large, expandable inner pocket and sewn binding, while the cream ...
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Scripta Notes. Large. Asphalt. Ruled JournalHit the road with this eminently portable keeper of thoughts and images, covered with the dark gray patina of the long-traveled highway. Large enough for plenty of writing space yet small enough to slip into a purse or book bag, this elegant journal features a textured hard cover with color-coordinated endpapers, ribbon marker, and closure band. It also boasts a large, expandable inner pocket and sewn binding, ...
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Scripta Notes. Large. Wisteria. Blank JournalYour dreamiest thoughts and artistic fantasies will be gently and safely kept in this lovely book of misty purple. Spacious inside yet highly portable (at just 5 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches closed), this elegant blank book features smooth cream pages in a flexible sewn binding, as well as a roomy inner pocket, colored endpapers, a ribbon marker, and a closure band, all wrapped in durable textured hard covers.
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Jodhpur Lily. JournalThe design of this journal represents a traditional floral pattern exquisitely flocked on hand crafted paper. Production methods dating back many centuries have been used to create the cover paper, which embodies a touch of fine artistic elegance. Classic size journal with 224 pages of Designwallas signature creamy paper with ribbon marker inside.
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Fishing Bears. JournalA big bear with a straw hat and his young companion take a break for some fishing on the cover of this journal. This slim, medium-format book has vividly colored and patterned spines and endpapers, and features pastel tinted pages—lined on the right-hand side and blank on the left.
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Coramandel StripeCovered in vibrant velvet stripes woven in canvas, this journal is inspired by the traditional stripes & checks from around Southern India. Home to the most beautiful beaches in the world, the vividly colorful southern coasts of India have inspired artists and craftspeople for generations.
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ValisThe mind-bending novels of Philip K. Dick transcend genre to explore the nature of consciousness and reality, placing ordinary men and women in congress with the unknowable and the awe-full.
Valis, the first in Dick's final trio of novels, is a theological detective story in which God is both a missing person and the perpetrator of the ultimate crime.
The schizophrenic hero, a Dick alter-ego named Horselover ...
The Snark HandbookClichs have taken over the world. They didn't start out that way. There was a time when they were new and vibrant, clever and pithy. Now they're just predictable. This book is a collection of the most overused phrases of all time. Hopefully, it'll make everyone laugh.
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The Unexpected Evolution of Language: Discover the Surprising Etymology of Everyday WordsTime has done a number on the English language. Not so long ago, a slur was just mud and being nice meant that you didn't actually know what was going on. But over the years, even some of the most common words we use have done complete 360s. With The Encyclopedia of Modern Meanings, word-lovers can rediscover definitions long-forgotten, including: Thrift, n. personal wealth; Loose, v. to release an arrow; Manufacture, ...
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A Brief History of Henry VIIIKing Henry VIII remains one of the most controversial figures in our history. Wilson draws together all the most recent discoveries and looks afresh at the fascinating life and times of the Tudor monarch, particularly, looking at the King's childhood which is too often dismissed, and the influences of his father and grandfather. Interwoven with an insightful account of how England became a Protestant nation ...
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Jack and the Bean Stalk & Other StoriesFoolish Jack gets a big surprise when he sells the family cow for some magic beans!
Discover the classic nursery story and three more in this beautiful book.
Stories Included: Jack and the Beanstalk, The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids, The Hare and the Tortoise, The Three Sillies.
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The Marriage Plot'There is no happiness in love, except at the end of an English novel'. Anthony Trollope It's the early 1980s. In American colleges, the wised-up kids are inhaling Derrida and listening to Talking Heads. But Madeleine Hanna, dutiful English major, is writing her senior thesis on Jane Austen and George Eliot, purveyors of the marriage plot that lies at the heart of the greatest English novels. As Madeleine studies ...
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Halfway to Hollywood: Diaries 1980-1988The second volume of Michael Palins diaries covers the bulk of the 1980s, a decade in which the ties binding the Pythons loosened - they made their last film Monty Pytons Meaning of Life in 1983. For Michael, writing and acting took over much of his life, culminating in his appearances in A Fish Called Wanda, in which he played the hapless, stuttering Ken, and won a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor. Halfway to ...
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The CardturnerWhen Alton is asked by his ageing, blind uncle to attend bridge games with him, he does as he's told. After all, it's better than a crappy summer job in the local shopping mall, and Alton's mother thinks it might secure their way to a good inheritance sometime in the future. But, like all apparently casual choices in any of Louis Sachar's wonderful books, this choice soon turns out to be a lot more complex than ...
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Big Book of Knights, Nobles and KnavesMagical lands inhabited by fire-breathing dragons, clever wizards casting their spells, valiant kings and gallant knights fighting for right, sly knaves eager to betray, kidnapped queens and maidens trapped in towers, merry bandits, and more: this is the entrancing stuff of which medieval legends are made. With plenty of adventure, excitement, and romance on every page, this collection of classic tales will ...
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The Essential Herbert ListHerbert List's photography has become part of the classical canon of 20th-century pictorial art. By their metaphysical and visual presence, his pictures are as familiar to us and as influential as de Chirico's visions are in painting. This monograph on List's oeuvre presents all phases of his creativity: the early fotografia metafisica; his Greece photographs blending Antiquity, Mediterranean light and Eros ...
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Toujours Tingo: Extraordinary Words to Change the Way We See the WorldDid you know, that in Germany a young man with suspiciously good manners is called Tantenverf rhrer (literally, aunt seducer), that in Namibia there is a word for walking on tiptoe through warm sand or that, in Welsh, gwarlingo is the rushing sound a grandfather clock makes before striking the hour. Whether you are physiggomai (Ancient Greek - excited by eating garlic) or knedlikovy (Czech - rather partial to ...
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I Want a PartyIts not Christmas or even her birthday, but the Little Princess wants a party! She sets out to organize the best party ever, with invitations, cake, games, and goodie bags. But when she forgets one little detail, it has big consequences.
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I Don't Want to Go to the HospitalThe Little Princess doesn't want to go to the hospital, and she does everything she can to avoid it. But when she is finally forced to go, she finds that she really rather likes it. Why? Because they treat her like a princess there!
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The Lexicographer's Dilemma: The Evolution of 'Proper' English, from Shakespeare to South ParkFor language buffs and lexicographers, copy editors and proofreaders, and anyone who appreciates the connection between language and culture - the illuminating story of proper English.
In its long history, the English language has had many lawmakers - those who have tried to regulate, or otherwise organize, the way we speak. The Lexicographer's Dilemma offers the first narrative history of these endeavors, showing ...
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The Finkler QuestionHe should have seen it coming. His life had been one mishap after another. So he should have been prepared for this one.
Julian Treslove, a professionally unspectacular and disappointed BBC worker, and Sam Finkler, a popular Jewish philosopher, writer and television personality, are old school friends. Despite a prickly relationship and very different lives, they've never quite lost touch with each other - or ...
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The Silly Book (+ Audio CD)By overwhelming popular demand, Stoo Hample's 1961 classic now features a reissue of the recording that inspired a generation of gigglers.
I am silly,
You are silly,
All of us are silly,
And everything in THE SILLY BOOK and THE SILLY RECORD is the silly-willynilliest! There are songy sills (oops!) - silly songs, silly stories, silly poems, silly secrets, silly things to do, a silly good-night, and even ...
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William Shakespear. Great English Playwright and PoetWilliam Shakespeare grew up in a small town in England during the Elizabethan era. As a young man his father's business suffered financial difficulties, and Shakespeare was unable to continue his Latin studies and was forced to help his father support his brother and sister. After he married and had three children he worked hard to support his extended family. Feeling unfulfilled, he decided to seek his fortune ...
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White Fever: A Journey to the Frozen Heart of SiberiaOf course, no one in their right mind travels across Siberia without an axe. No one in their right mind travels across Siberia in the middle of winter in a modified Russian jeep, with only a CD player (which breaks on the first day) for company. But Hugo-Bader is no ordinary traveler. As a fiftieth birthday present to himself, he sets out to drive from Moscow to Vladivostok, traversing a continent that is two ...
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A New Omnibus of CrimeThis fantastic new collection picks up where Dorothy L. Sayers' landmark 1929 anthology The Omnibus of Crime left off, bringing together monumental, important, and entertaining works of short crime fiction published over eight decades from the era of the Great Depression to the first years of the twenty-first century. In lively introductory essays, celebrated crime writer Tony Hillerman and critic Rosemary Herbert ...
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Tigerlily's OrchidsFrom one of the most remarkable novelists of her generation (People) comes a psychologically thrilling novel about the eccentric inhabitants of a London apartment building, the secrets they keep, and how knowing too much about one's neighbors might be deadly.
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The Private PatientWhen the notorious investigative journalist Rhoda Gradwyn booked into Mr Chandler-Powell's private clinic in Dorset for the removal of a disfiguring and long-standing facial scar, she had every prospect of a successful operation by a distinguished surgeon, a week's peaceful convalescence in one of Dorset's most beautiful manor houses and the beginning of a new life. She was never to leave Cheverell Manor alive. ...
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Mother RussiaA riveting thriller about crime and punishment in Soviet-era Moscow. Like the Arkady Renko novels of Martin Cruz Smith, Robert Littell's masterful Mother Russia transports readers back in time and behind the Iron Curtain to experience the extremes of Soviet society. Robespierre Pravdin is a black marketeer who prowls Moscow's streets and alleys hustling wristwatches. Wishing only to survive in a city suffocated ...
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Ape HouseAfter the extraordinary success of Water for Elephants, with 3 million copies shipped, Sara Gruen returns with another immensely charming, endlessly surprising, and engaging novel in which a family of apes teaches us what it means to be human.
Sara Gruen's Water for Elephants has become one of the most beloved and bestselling novels of our time. Now Gruen has moved from a circus elephant to family of bonobo ...
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Monty Python LiveJust in time for the 40th anniversary of Monty Python comes this book that celebrates the incredibly popular British comedy phenomenon. Color photos throughout.
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K Blows Top: A Cold War Comic InterludeKhrushchev's 1959 trip across America was one of the strangest exercises in international diplomacy ever conducted - a surreal extravaganza, as historian John Lewis Gaddis called it. Khrushchev told jokes, threw tantrums, sparked a riot in a San Francisco supermarket, wowed the coeds in a home economics class in Iowa, and ogled Shirley MacLaine as she filmed a dance scene in Can-Can. He befriended and offended ...
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Through the Lens: National Geographic's Greatest PhotographsThis is a smaller, gift version of National Geographic's landmark publication, Through the Lens. "Through the Lens is a cornucopia of National Geographic's best photographs created since 1890 when the Society first started commissioning photographers to go out into the world and bring images back to its readership. Many of the 250 photographs have been previously published in the magazine but a great number ...
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The Orvis Book of CabinsThis lavishly illustrated volume celebrates one of the world's best-loved forms of rustic architecture - the cabin. The ultimate in escapism, the log cabin - whether functional or sophisticated - has the power to make us feel at home yet close to nature. The Orvis Book of Cabins is a compelling illustrated tour of more than twenty cabins, both large and small, rustic and sophisticated. Some have been in a family ...
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Flaming Tiger: Composition BooksOur Composition Books are a modern statement on a writing tradition. Its durable construction and lined pages are great for academic assignments, notes or daily journal entries. Conversion tables and other helpful information can be found on the inside covers. It also features a removable no-residue label that let's you decide whether or not to keep the classic-look.
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Absurdistan Passport JournalTake a round-the-world trip and bring back a timeless souvenir. Our Passport Journals will allow you to revisit your memories and fulfill that wanderlust long after your travels have been completed. The pocket-sized hardcover books contain designed pages which re-create the international feel of an actual passport.
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The Maltese FalconThe Maltese Falcon set the standard by which the private eye genre is judged. Sam Spade is hired by the fragrant Miss Wonderley to track down her sister, who has eloped with a louse called Floyd Thursby. But Miss Wonderley is in fact the beautiful and treacherous Brigid O'Shaughnessy, and when Spade's partner Miles Archer is shot while on Thursby's trail, Spade finds himself both hunter and hunted: can he track ...
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The Borrowers Avenged(An ALA Notable Book and a School Library Journal Best Book for Children) In this fifth and final Borrowers adventure, Pod, Homily, and Arrietty Clock have escaped from the attic of Mr. and Mrs. PlatterвЂ” thoroughly disagreeable humans who hope to make a fortune exhibiting the tiny Borrowers. With the Platters in pursuit, the Clocks find a new home in the rectory of the church where Homily's brother Hendreary ...
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MusicMusic is Andrew Zuckerman's latest masterpiece, an extraordinary sequel to the highly acclaimed Wisdom. For this new, ambitious project, he now turns his unique perspective to music. Sixty eminent individuals - artists, composers, producers and performers from rock, rap, dance, soul, R&B, country, classical, reggae, pop, jazz, world and more - have all been subjected to Zuckerman's democratic interview technique ...
A Conspiracy of Friends: A Corduroy Mansions NovelFollowing on from the huge success of the 44 Scotland Street series, Alexander McCall Smith has 'moved house' to a crumbling four-storey mansion in Pimlico - Corduroy Mansions. It is inhabited by a glorious assortment of characters: among them, Oedipus Snark, the first ever nasty Lib Dem MP, who is so detestable his own mother, Berthea, is writing an unauthorised biography about him; and one small vegetarian ...
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Prokofiev Sergei the Love for Three Oranges Vocal ScoreOne of the most delightful and witty Russian operas, The Love of Three Oranges was composed by Prokofiev in 1919 and first performed at the Chicago Opera House with Prokofiev conducting in 1921. This complete vocal score includes both Russian and French text and a piano reduction of the orchestral part. Indispensable for recital and rehearsal purposes.
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Young PushkinYoung Pushkin was first published in serial form between 1935 and 1943 and immediately achieved classic status in Russia. Although the author did not live to accomplish his full epic scheme, he did complete the first part, his fictional masterpiece of Pushkin's early years. This is the first English translation.
In a blend of encyclopedic knowledge and creative imagination, Tynyanov thrillingly brings early ...
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We are All Made of GlueGeorgie Sinclair's life is coming unstuck. Her husband's left her. Her son's obsessed with the End of the World. And now her elderly neighbour Mrs Shapiro has decided they are related. Or so the hospital informs her when Mrs Shapiro has an accident and names Georgie next of kin. This, however, is not a case of a quick ward visit: Mrs Shapiro has a large rickety house full of stinky cats that needs looking after ...
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Blood RainIn the seventh book of the acclaimed Aurelio Zen series, the Italian police detective finally receives the order he has been dreading all his professional life - his next posting is to Sicily. Indeed it soon turns out that he will need all his cunning and skill to survive in a milieu where unwritten rules are enforced with ruthless violence, one false step can prove fatal, and the truth must be paid for in blood. ...
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Back to BolognaWhen the corpse of the shady industrialist who owns the local football team is found both shot and stabbed with a Parmesan knife, Italian police inspector Aurelio Zen is called to Bologna to oversee the investigation. Recovering slowly from surgery, and fleeing an equally painful crisis in his personal life, Zen is only too happy to take on what at first appears to be a routine and relatively undemanding assignment. ...
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And Then You DieAurelio Zen of Rome's elite Criminalpol is back, but nobody's supposed to know it. After months in hospital recovering from a bomb attack on his car, he is lying low under a false name at a beach resort on the Tuscan coast, waiting to testify in an imminent anti-Mafia trial. Zen has clear instructions: to sit back and enjoy the classic Italian beach holiday - relaxing in the sun, eating seafood and engaging ...
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Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse 2: Trapped on Treasure IslandToday everyone knows Mickey Mouse as the cheerful ambassador of all things Disney. But back in the 1930s, Mickey gained fame as a rough-and-tumble, two-fisted epic hero an adventurous scrapper matching wits with mobsters, kidnappers, spies, and even (gulp!) city slickers! And Mickey s greatest feats of derring-do took place in his daily comic strip, written and drawn by one of the greatest cartoonists of the ...
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Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse 1: Race to Death ValleyToday everyone knows Mickey Mouse as the cheerful ambassador of all things Disney. But back in the 1930s, Mickey gained fame as a rough-and-tumble, two-fisted epic hero - an adventurous scrapper matching wits with mobsters, kidnappers, spies, and even (gulp!) city slickers! And Mickey's greatest feats of derring-do took place in his daily comic strip, written and drawn by one of the greatest cartoonists of the ...
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The American: Previously Published as A Very Private GentlemanThe locals in the southern Italian town where he lives call him Signor Farfalla - Mr. Butterfly: for he is a discreet gentleman who paints rare butterflies. His life is inconspicuous - mornings spent brushing at a canvas, afternoons idling in the cafes, and evening talks with his friend the town priest over a glass of brandy.
Yet there are other sides to this gentleman's life. Clara - the young student who moonlights ...
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Promises in Death#1 New York Times - bestselling author J. D. Robb takes us to the New York City of 2060, where Lieutenant Eve Dallas faces down a cop killer. Amarylis Coltraine may have recently transferred to the New York City police force from Atlanta, but she's been a cop long enough to know how to defend herself against an assailant. When she's taken down just steps away from her apartment, killed with her own weapon, for ...
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The TurnaroundOn a hot summer afternoon in 1972, three teenagers drove into an unfamiliar neighborhood and six lives were altered forever. Thirty five years later, one survivor of that day reaches out to another, opening a door that could lead to salvation. But another survivor is now out of prison, looking for reparation in any form he can find it. THE TURNAROUND takes us on a journey from the rock-and-soul streets of the ...
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Bulfinch's Mythology: The Age of Fable; The Age of Chivalry; Legends of CharlemaThe most complete compendium of mythology ever published. 'Bulfinch's Mythology' includes the stories of: Apollo and Daphne, Pygmalion, Cupid and Psyche, Jason and the Golden Fleece, Hercules, Theseus and Daedalus, The Trojan War, Ulysses, and more...
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Inside Log HomesFrom the biggest notions of carefully styled rooms to the smallest comforts and delights of accessorizing a home with your favorite things, Inside Log Homes offers suggestions, understanding, and inspiration regarding the intensely personal and expressive world of log-cabin living. Author Cindy Thiede peeks through doors into hundreds of uniquely styled and personally appointed spaces. Sometimes comfortably ...
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Ultimate Backyards: Inspired Ideas for Outdoor LivingOutdoor living is no longer defined as a simple patio with a few tables and chairs - today, homeowners are designing remarkable spaces in which to eat, relax, meditate, swim, and even sleep! Author Michelle Kodis reveals how to create a customized oasis in nearly any type of setting. Whether building new or redesigning an existing yard, Ultimate Backyards offers inspiration for outdoor spaces no matter the climate ...
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Gainsborough at Gainsborough's HousePerhaps the greatest of all English artists, Thomas Gainsborough (1727–1788) was born in the small town of Sudbury on the river Stour in Suffolk. His house is now both a museum and a research center for Gainsborough studies. It holds an outstanding collection of paintings, drawings, prints, books, and memorabilia relating to the artist and his time. This book presents both the highlights of this collection, ...
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Estate Gardens of CaliforniaDetailed with loving accuracy in the photography of Melba Levick and in the lucid prose of Karen Dardick, Estate Gardens of California showcases fifteen magnificent estate gardens that are uniquely, exuberantly Californian. Included within are the classically inspired, 654-acre gardens of Filoli near San Francisco, a property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation-an estate with grounds of such alluring ...
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Time and Transformation in Seventeenth-Century Dutch ArtTime and Transformation brings together a variety of seventeenth-century Dutch paintings and works on paper in a major examination of themes dealing with the transformative effects of time and circumstance. The Dutch were fascinated with this idea and the variety of motifs used to convey it. Included are images of local landscapes with medieval structures left in ruins in the wake of the Spanish wars, depictions ...
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Remarkable CreaturesA voyage of discoveries, a meeting of two remarkable women, and extraordinary time and place enrich bestselling author Tracy Chevalier's enthralling new novel From the moment she's struck by lightening as a baby, it is clear that Mary Anning is marked for greatness. On the windswept, fossil-strewn beaches of the English coast, she learns that she has "the eye" - and finds what no one else can see. When Mary ...
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Pride and Prejudice and ZombiesPride and Prejudice and Zombies features the original text of Jane Austen's beloved novel with all-new scenes of bone crunching zombie action.
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Heidegger and a Hippo Walk Through Those Pearly GatesFrom the authors of the bestselling "Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar", an uproarious new book on the meaning of death (and life, too) The new book by the bestselling authors of "Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar" is a hilarious take on the philosophy, theology, and psychology of mortality and immortality. That is, Death. The authors pry open the coffin lid on this one, looking at the Big D and also its ...
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A Conspiracy of FriendsCorduroy Mansions, Pimlico is an oasis of old-fashioned civilisation, its inhabitants considerate and peace-loving. But beneath the polite exterior seismic change is stirring. Barbara Ragg makes an eye-popping discovery about her stolid Scottish suitor's past, while Oedipus Snark - newly appointed and tirelessly self-interested Government Minister - has a close encounter in Switzerland that leaves him a new ...
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Elephant on Swing JournalAn enormous elephant takes a gleeful ride on a positively tiny swing on the cover of this journal. This slim, medium-format book has vividly colored and patterned spines and endpapers, and features pastel tinted pages - lined on the right-hand side and blank on the left.
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Sense and Sensibility and Sea MonstersThe Dashwood sisters are evicted from their childhood home and sent to live on a mysterious island full of savage creatures and dark secrets. While sensible Elinor falls in love with Edward Ferrars, her romantic sister Marianne is courted by both the handsome Willoughby and the hideous man-monster Colonel Brandon.
Following the massive success of "Pride Prejudice and Zombies", and the impressive pre-pub sales ...
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DraculaThough considerably toned down for readers 7 to 10, this visual treatment of Bram Stoker's 1897 novel Dracula remains largely true to the original story, with journal entries, clippings, and news articles augmenting the action and sidebars with helpful techniques for how to spot, capture, and kill a vampire. Solicitor Jonathan Harker is menaced in Transylvania by his new client, Count Dracula; the Count makes ...
About FaceDonna Leon's eighteen novels have won her countless fans, heaps of critical acclaim, and a place among the top ranks of international crime writers. Through the warm-hearted, perceptive, and principled Commissario Guido Brunetti, Leon's best-selling books have explored Venice in all its aspects: history, tourism, high culture, food, family, but also violent crime and political corruption.
In About Face, Leon ...
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Rabbit and Turtle JournalThe tortoise and the hare seem old friends on the cover of this journal, as the turtle kicks his heels and the rabbit looks on. This slim, medium-format book has vividly colored and patterned spines and endpapers, and features pastel tinted pages - lined on the right-hand side and blank on the left.
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Soft Essential Notebook. SmallThis compact journal - just 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches closed, in a flexible black cover - is perfect for tucking away in a pocket or purse, yet can still accommodate a copious amount of information. With a sewn binding, ledger stock paper, and super-thin rules (about four lines to the inch), as well as an expanding pocket, elastic closure band, and ribbon marker, this journal encourages industrious, no-fuss writing.
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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. 2012 Wall CalendarRendering the horror of a zombie apocalypse in the restrained language of Pride and Prejudice - as well as in the gruesome paintings of Robert Parada - this wall calendar carries forth the humor of Seth Grahame-Smith's dead-on sendup of Jane Austen's comedy of manners. A different calamity is depicted for each month.
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Linnaeus Tripe: India and Burma. NotecardsNow recognized as one of the great photographers of the 19th century, British army officer Linnaeus Tripe (1822–1902) captured superb images of antiquities, temples, palaces, and landscapes in India and Burma in the 1850s. These notecards are decorated with his richly toned images of pillars and the Great Pagoda in Madura, the Great Pagoda in Tanjore, and the Maha-too-lo-Bounghian-Kyoung palace in Amerapoora. ...
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Death in the AfternoonIn "Death in the Afternoon", Hemingway shares the sights, the sounds, the excitement, and above all, the knowledge which fuelled his passion for Spain and the bullfight. This remarkable book contains some of his finest writing, inspired by the intense life, as well as the inevitable death, of those hot, violent afternoons.
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Diary of a Baby WombatThe inimitable wombat who shared her adventures (eating, scratching, digging, sleeping) in the wildly successful Diary of a Wombat is back-with a baby! This time, it's the baby who tells the story. And a perfect wombat story it is, featuring eating, scratching, digging, sleeping, and playing, as well as the important task of finding a new underground home big enough for baby and Mum. Wry, understated humor and ...
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Paulo Coelho: A Warrior's LifeMorais pens this comprehensive biography of one of the world's most popular and widely-read novelists Paulo Coelho, author of The Alchemist.
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The Rum DiaryPaul Kemp has moved from New York to the steamy heat of Puerto Rico to work at the Daily News. He starts hanging out at Al's Backyard, a local den selling booze and hamburgers to vagrant journalists who are mostly crazy drunks on the verge of quitting. Then he meets Yeamon, whose delectable girlfriend has Kemp stewing in his own lust. But the idle tension that builds up in places where men sweat twenty-four ...
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Cover Her FaceSt Cedd's Church fete had been held in the grounds of Martingale manor house for generations. As if organizing stalls, as well as presiding over luncheon, the bishop and the tea tent, were not enough for Mrs Maxie on that mellow July afternoon, she also had to contend with the news of her son's sudden engagement to her new parlour maid, the sly single mother, Sally Jupp. On the following morning Martingale and ...
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All Our Worldly GoodsIn certain uncanny ways this wonderful, compelling novel prefigures Suite Francaise and rehearses some of the themes of her big unfinished sequence of novels. Nemirovsky must have down put her pen in 1940 and picked it straight up again to embark on Suite Francaise...This novel, though is finished, and exquisitely so - first published in France in 1947. It tells the story of two intertwined but warring French ...
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Houses, Casas, HauserThe unique and notable work being done by contemporary architects is generously presented in this illustrated volume. Their designs can be understood as homes intended to be interpretations of life and the environment. Each of the forty examples included.
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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, GentlemanA forerunner of psychological fiction, and considered a landmark work for its innovative use of narrative devices, Sterne's topsy-turvy novel was both celebrated and vilified when first published. Originally released in nine separate volumes, it is in effect an exercise about the difficulties of writing. Impossible to categorize, it remains a beguiling milestone in the history of literature.
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Jacob's RoomWoolf's first distinctly modernist novel follows an aloof yet beloved young man from his childhood through his student days to his too-early death during World War I. Annotated and with an introduction by Vara Neverow.
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Band of BrothersAs good a rifle company as any in the world, Easy Company, 506th Airborne Division, U.S. Army, kept getting the tough assignments - responsible for everything from parachuting into France early D-Day morning to the capture of Hitler's Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden. In Band of Brothers, Ambrose tells of the men in this brave unit who fought, went hungry, froze, and died, a company that took 150 percent casualties ...
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Stuff on My Cat A to ZPhotographs from the Internet phenomenon Stuffonmycat.com clearly demonstrate the alphabet from A-Z by identifying all the stuff that is on the cat! This is the first Stuff on My Cat book for children!
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The Stalin EpigramBased on a riveting historical episode, The Stalin Epigram is a fictional rendering of the life of Osip Mandelstam, perhaps the greatest Russian poet of the twentieth century - and one of the few artists in Soviet Russia who daringly refused to pay creative homage to Joseph Stalin. The poet's defiance of the Kremlin dictator and the Bolshevik regime - particularly his outspoken criticism of Stalin's collectivization ...
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Death by Chick LitSomeone is killing off the competition in the world of chick lit-and the results are hilarious. (Andy Borowitz, author of The Borowitz Report: The Big Book of Shockers) Lola Somerville has a husband and a new apartment in Brooklyn, but what she really wants is for her novel to make a splash. Unfortunately it hasn't even made a ripple. Then at a book party, Lola finds her author friend Mimi McKee with her throat ...
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Anna KareninaTolstoy's tumultuous tale of passion and self-discovery marks a turning point in the author's career. His compelling, emotional saga recounts the effects of nonconformist behavior - a society woman's adulterous affair and a landowner's unconventional quest for a meaningful existence - against a backdrop of late 19th-century Russia.
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Brothers KaramazovThis brilliant work by one of Russia's foremost novelists teems with greed, passion, depravity, and complex moral issues. Three brothers, involved in the brutal murder of their despicable father, find their lives irrevocably altered as they are driven by intense, uncontrollable emotions of rage and revenge.
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My First Love Affair and Other StoriesTwenty selections include humorous, touching tales about life in the shtetl, lovingly translated from the Yiddish with all the warmth and spirit of the originals. Features Progress in Kasrilevke, Summer Romances, Birth, There's No Dead, Someone to Envy, Three Widows, Homesick, On America, A Home Away from Home, and more.
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Volk's ShadowAn international cabal drives Volk back to blood-soaked Chechnya, where he confronts an old nemesis and reunites with his lost love in this gripping sequel to the acclaimed series debut.
The headquarters of an American oil company hemorrhages chemical-pink smoke into the Moscow night, the aftermath of an apparent terrorist attack. A Russian army captain carrying a priceless Faberge egg and digital evidence of ...
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Jane and the Barque of FrailtyIn her latest spellbinding escapade, Jane Austen arrives in London to watch over the printing of her first novel, and finds herself embroiled in a crime that could end more than her career. For it is up to Jane to tease a murderer out of the ton, lest she - and her country - suffer a dastardly demise... On the heels of completing Sense and Sensibility, Jane heads to Sloane Street for a monthlong visit with her ...
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Innocent in DeathThe phenomenal series set in a future New York City returns as NYPSD Lt. Eve Dallas hunts for the killer of a seemingly ordinary history teacher-and uncovers some extraordinary surprises. Craig Foster's death devastated his young wife, who'd sent him to work that day with a lovingly packed lunch. It shocked his colleagues at the private school, too, and as for the ten-year-old girls who found him in his classroom ...
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The World According to BertieThe World According to Bertie is the fourth in the series and revolves around the many colourful characters that come and go at No. 44 Scotland Street. McCall Smith handles the characters with his customary charm and deftness - the stalwart Tory chartered surveyor, the pushy mother, and, most importantly in this novel, the beleaguered Italian-speaking prodigy, Bertie. This is classic McCall Smith - clever, witty ...
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La's Orchestra Saves the WorldThank you for the music... It's 1939 and the war in Europe casts a long, all-encompassing shadow. In a sleepy town in Suffolk, the generous and determined widow, La, forms an amateur orchestra to entertain the locals and soothe her own broken heart. She recruits Felix, a refugee from Poland, to play the flute, and a touching friendship emerges. When the war is over and the orchestra disbands, La is left pondering ...
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The Vampire ArmandIn her latest installment of The Vampire Chronicles, Anne Rice brings readers the story of Armand - eternally young, with the face of a Botticelli angel - who first appeared in his dark glory in "Interview with the Vampire". Moving through scenes of luxury, of ambush, fire, and devil worship to 19th-century Paris and toady's New Orleans, this romantic hero is forced to choose between his twilight immortality ...
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Strawberry FieldsFrom the author of the bestseller "A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian" comes a tender and hilarious novel about a crew of migrant workers from three continents who are forced to flee their English strawberry field for a journey across England in pursuit of a better future.
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SovereignThis third Shardlake novel is set in the autumn of 1541, during the reign of Henry VIII. This time Matthew Shardlake is faced with the most terrifying fate of the age: imprisonment in the Tower of London.
Remember, Remember the Fifth of NovemberGuy Fawkes is amongst the most celebrated figures in English history and Bonfire Night is a remarkably long lived and very English tradition. But why every November do we still mark a planned act of treason and terrorism that was defeated 400 years ago? James Sharpe examines the fateful night of 5 November, 1605 and the tangled web of religion and politics which gave rise to the plot. He uncovers how celebration ...
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Red to BlackA spy thriller, a love story and a chilling look at a resurgent superpower... At the dawn of the new millennium, Finn, an MI6 spy, and Anna, a colonel of the KGB, have been sent to spy on each other. Instead they find a love that becomes to only truth they can trust. A source deep within the Kremlin tells Finn of a plan, hatched in the depths of the Cold War, to dismantle the edifice of the communist state and ...
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Sun Also RisesParis in the twenties: Pernod, parties and expatriate Americans, loose-living on money from home. Paris in the twenties: Pernod, parties and expatriate Americans, loose-living on money from home. Jake is wildly in love with Brett Ashley, aristocratic and irresistibly beautiful, with an abandoned, sensuous nature that she cannot change. When the couple drift to Spain to the dazzle of the fiesta and the heady ...
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My First Oxford Book of Christmas PoemsImagine a sparkling quilt of snow or a frosted window pane, listen out for carol singers or the sound of Santa's sleigh, and follow a star to find a baby in a stable. Here is a festive collection of poetry for children, with poems from Charles Causley, Eleanor Farjeon, Berlie Doherty, A.A. Milne, and many more. Beautifully illustrated by Mark Marshall, Joanne Partis and Melanie Williamson, these are poems to ...
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A Farewell to ArmsIn 1918 Ernset Hemingway went to the war to end all wars, in the ambulance service in Italy. He was wounded and twice decorated. Here he recreates the fear, comradeship, and the courage of his young American volunteer and the men an women he meets in Italy.
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Rita Mae Brown OmnibusRita Mae Brown and her literary feline sidekick Sneaky Pie Brown are back with a third omnibus of clever sleuthing by postmistress Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen and her feline sidekick Mrs. Murphy. For the first time all in one volume, here are CAT ON TH.
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Possibility of IslandA worldwide phenomenon and the most important French novelist since Camus, Michel Houellebecq now delivers his magnum opus–a tale of our present circumstances told from the future, when humanity as we know it has vanished.
Surprisingly poignant, philosophically compelling, and occasionally laugh-out-loud funny, The Possibility of an Island is at once an indictment, an elegy ...more
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Love, EtcThe ever-brilliant Barnes concocts a mordant sexual comedy for his latest novel, taking over the later lives of three characters he introduced in the earlier Talking It Over. Straight, rather stuffy organic-food kingpin Stuart; his former best friend, the ebulliently witty layabout Oliver; and Gillian, whom Oliver stole from Stuart, address the reader in turns about just what happened (or in Oliver's case, show ...
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Living to Tell the TaleIn this long-awaited first volume of a planned trilogy, the most acclaimed and revered living Nobel laureate begins to tell us the story of his life. Like all his work, "Living to Tell the Tale" is a magnificent piece of writing. It spans Gabriel Garcia Marquez's life from his birth in 1927 through the start of his career as a writer to the moment in the 1950s when he proposed to the woman who would become his ...
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