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 Special priceAfter the Silence

After the Silence

Jake Woodhouse

A body is found hanging on a hook above the canals of Amsterdam's old town, a mobile phone forced into the victim's mouth. In a remote coastal village, a doll lies in the ashes of a burnt-down house. But the couple who died in the...

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 Special priceJohn Olsen: An Artist's Life

John Olsen: An Artist’s Life

Darleen Bungey

This landmark biography by Darleen Bungey, the author of the celebrated biography of Arthur Boyd, graphically depicts the forces that drove John Olsen to become one of the country's greatest artists. An exhilarating...

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 Special priceWorld's Best Cider: Taste, Tradition and Terroir, from Somerset to Seattle

World’s Best Cider: Taste, Tradition and Terroir, from Somerset to Seattle

Pete Brown, Bill Bradshaw

World's Best Ciders is the first book to showcase the world of cider, from its origins as a thirst-quencher for farm workers to its present as a rival to champagne.

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 Special priceSeasons in My Kitchen Garden: A Journey from Paddock to Potager

Seasons in My Kitchen Garden: A Journey from Paddock to Potager

Marcelle Nankervis

'Creating a Kitchen Garden' charts the evolution of a garden from a derelict paddock to a fully functional potager/vegetable garden with orchards, vegetables, herbs and chickens. The entire project is based on sustainable...

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A Light That Never Goes Out: The Enduring Saga of the Smiths

A Light That Never Goes Out: The Enduring Saga of the Smiths

Tony Fletcher

The definitive book about The Smiths, one of the most beloved, respected, and storied indie rock bands in music history. Hailing from Manchester, England, The Smiths--Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke, and Mike Joyce--were...

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 Special priceThe Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate

The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate

Robert D. Kaplan

The insights, discoveries, and theories of great geographers and geopolitical thinkers of the past look back at critical pivots in history and then look forward at the evolving global scene.

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 Special pricePortrayal: and the Search for Identity

Portrayal: and the Search for Identity

Marcia Pointon

An investigation of how we view and understand portraiture as a genre, and how portraits function as artworks within social and political networks.

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 Special priceNorth of Normal: A Memoir of My Wilderness Childhood, My Unusual Family, and How I Survived Both

North of Normal: A Memoir of My Wilderness Childhood, My Unusual Family, and How I Survived Both

Cea Sunrise Person

North of Normal by Cea Sunrise Person has descriptive copy which is not yet available from the Publisher.

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 Special priceA Mother's Disgrace

A Mother’s Disgrace

Robert Dessaix

Takes the reader on a journey of self-discovery by author, critic and arts commentator Robert Dessaix. This book traces his life from adoption to a most unusual childhood to his fascination with Russia. It is a story of coming to...

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 Special priceWorld Food Cafe: Quick and Easy: Recipes from a Vegetarian Journey

World Food Cafe: Quick and Easy: Recipes from a Vegetarian Journey

Chris Caldicott, Carolyn Caldicott

After twenty years of squeezing in trips abroad at the same time as running the World Food Cafe, Chris and Carolyn Caldicott decided to take a sabbatical so that they could go on some longer journeys in search of new recipes.

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 Special priceMastering the Art of French Eating: Lessons in Food and Love from a Year in Paris

Mastering the Art of French Eating: Lessons in Food and Love from a Year in Paris

Ann Mah

When journalist Ann Mah's diplomat husband is given a three-year assignment in Paris, Ann is overjoyed. A lifelong foodie and Francophile, she immediately begins plotting gastronomic adventures a deux. Then her husband is called...

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London: Secrets & Celebrations

London: Secrets & Celebrations

Michael Robinson, Andy Williams

Take a virtual tour of London with this book. Divided into sections covering historical London, parks and gardens, landmarks, transport and much more - from Trafalgar Square to Charles Dickens' house, the stunning photography and...

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 Special priceInteriors: The Home Since 1700

Interiors: The Home Since 1700

Steven Parissien (Dean of Arts University of Plymouth)

The development of the domestic interior is a history of consumption and taste. This story is set against the cultural and industrial changes taking place in the western world since the seventeenth century. It concentrates on the...

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 Special priceHappily Ever After: Celebrating Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

Happily Ever After: Celebrating Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

Susannah Fullerton

In 2013 Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice turns 200. Here is the tale of how it came to be written, its first reception and its growing popularity.

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Evelyn Waugh: The Complete Stories

Evelyn Waugh: The Complete Stories

Evelyn Waugh

A book of brilliant entertainments: thirty-nine stories spanning the entire career of a great modern writer and an undisputed comic genius, a satirist whose skill at sticking pens in people rates him a roomy cell in the...

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 Special priceChild: Portraits by 40 Great Artists

Child: Portraits by 40 Great Artists

Juliet Heslewood

Juliet Heslewood, art historian and author of Mother and Lover, brings together a collection of portraits of artists' children, through history to the present day.

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 Special priceCalcutta: Two Years in the City

Calcutta: Two Years in the City

Amit Chaudhuri

An unforgettable portrait of Calcutta from one of its great chroniclers.

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Bolivar: American Liberator

Bolivar: American Liberator

Marie Arana

A sweeping narrative worthy of a Hollywood epic, this is the authoritative biography of the warrior-statesman who was the greatest figure in Latin American history. A larger-than-life figure from a tumultuous age, Simon Bolivar...

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Guess the Baby

Guess the Baby

French

After Sam's baby brother visits Mr. Judd's class, all the children bring their baby pictures to school and have a good time guessing which is whose. But there's still one picture left over. . . . It's Mr. Judd! Now the children...

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African Safari Edition

African Safari Edition

Accord Publishing

Young readers won't be able to take their eyes off these updated titles in the Eyeball Animation Drawing Book series. These drawing books offers kids a big artistic outlet and include easy step-by-step drawing instructions plus...

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 Special priceThe Faber Book of Nursery Stories

The Faber Book of Nursery Stories

Suitable for parents and children to share at bedtime, this title features stories such as the Ugly Duckling, the Three Billy Goats Gruff, Thumbelina and other childhood favourites.

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How Do Dinosaurs Go To School?

How Do Dinosaurs Go To School?

Jane Yolen, Mark Teague

What would you do if a very large Ceratosaurus stomped into your classroom? And what if the student sitting next to you was a gigantic Silvisaurus-who decided to jump on top of your desk? Come along and join the fun as dinosaurs...

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How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?

How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?

Jane Yolen, Mark Teague

In each playful spread of this read-aloud bedtime book, parents are ready to put their kids to bed - but these youngsters just happen to be dinosaurs! And though they may stomp and slam their tails a bit, in the end they act a lot...

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How Do Dinoasaurs Eat Their Food?

How Do Dinoasaurs Eat Their Food?

Jane Yolen, Mark Teague

Do dinosaurs play with their food? Does a dinosaur belch and burp at the table? Just like kids, dinosaurs aren't born with terrific table manners. Dino Dad and Mom help their young dinosaurs learn not to throw cups or make rude...

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How Do Dinosaurs Learn Colours and Numbers?

How Do Dinosaurs Learn Colours and Numbers?

Jane Yolen, Mark Teague

Come along and join the dinosaur fun as ten dinosaurs show children all the colors of the rainbow.

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How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon?

How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon?

Jane Yolen, Mark Teague

What if a dinosaur catches the flu? Does he whimper and whine between each "At-choo"? Does he drop dirty tissues all over the floor? Does he fling his medicine out of the door? Just like kids, little dinosaurs hate being...

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Horton Hears A Who

Horton Hears A Who

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Hop On Pop

Hop On Pop

Dr Seuss

These's endless fun to be had with words that rhyme. You only need to change one letter and you've got a whole new world! With this miniature edition of Hop on Pop, you're never going to be lost for words!

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Mr Brown Can Moo! Can You?

Mr Brown Can Moo! Can You?

Dr Seuss

Oh, the wonderful sounds Mr Brown can do, Now see if you can do them too!

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If I Ran The Zoo

If I Ran The Zoo

Dr Seuss

Welcome to the crazy world of Gerald McGrew who dreams of transforming his local zoo into a madcap menagerie of weird and wonderful beasts.

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If I Ran The Circus

If I Ran The Circus

Dr Suess

Meet young Morris McGurk who dreams of staging the world's greatest show, packed with the most tremendous, stupendous acts ever seen!

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Fox In Sox

Fox In Sox

Dr Seuss

Join the irrepressible Fox in Socks as he teaches a baffled Mr. Knox some of the slickest, quickest tongue-twisters in town.

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Green Eggs And Ham

Green Eggs And Ham

Dr Seuss

When Sam-I-am persits in pestering a grumpy grouch to eat a plate of green eggs and ham, perseverance wins the day, teaching us all that we cannot know what we like until we have tried it!

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Won't You Be My Hugaroo?

Won’t You Be My Hugaroo?

Joanne Ryder, Melissa Sweet

In this sequel to WON'T YOU BE MY KISSAROO?, there are plenty of hugs to go around!

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Pretty Brown Face: Family Celebration Board Books

Pretty Brown Face: Family Celebration Board Books

Andrea Davis Pinkney, Brian Pinkney

Join the fun as a baby boy discovers the unique features that make his face so special in Pretty Brown Face . A Mylar mirror at the end of the book encourages babies to explore their own pretty faces. Full color.

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 Special priceBig Fat Hen

Big Fat Hen

'One, two, buckle my shoe.Three, four, shut the door.....Nine, ten, big fat hen!' 'Baker uses an imaginative array of acrylic colors for his hens--greens, purples, and pinks to contrast with the warm, yellow straw background.There...

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The Weight

The Weight

Andrew H Vachss

Vachss returns with a mesmerizing novel about a hard-core thief who's about to embark on a job that will alter his life forever.

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 Special priceThe Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: or the Murder at Road Hill House

The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: or the Murder at Road Hill House

Kate Summerscale

The fascinating story of a famous Victorian murder case - and the notorious detective who solved it

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 Special priceThe Sixth Key

The Sixth Key

Adriana Koulias

In late 2011 a cryptic invitation leads a crime novelist to Venice's Island of the Dead. Once there he is captivated by his host's tale, which spans the centuries - but seemingly begins and ends in the dark days of the 1930s...In...

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Rebels and Traitors

Rebels and Traitors

Lindsey Davis

Set against the terrible struggle of the English Civil War and the dark plots of the Commonwealth, this title tells the story of soldiers, adventurers, aristocrats and kings, tradesmen, politicians, radicals and scavengers - and...

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 Special price Read reviewThe Limpopo Academy of Private Detection

The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection

Alexander McCall Smith

* Mma Ramotswe's thirteenth adventure; published in Little, Brown hardback

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In the Company of Cheerful Ladies

In the Company of Cheerful Ladies

Alexander McCall Smith

'The Company of Cheerful Ladies' follows the exploits of Precious Ramotswe, the cheerful Botswanan private investigator of 'traditional build', in this next instalment of the 'No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series.

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The Ignorance of Blood

The Ignorance of Blood

Robert Wilson

As a sweltering Seville recovers from the shock of a terrorist attack, Inspector Jefe Javier Falcon is struggling to find the bombers. He might be able to bring the perpetrators of the bombing to justice, but there will be a...

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If the Dead Rise Not

If the Dead Rise Not

Philip Kerr

An instant classic in the Bernie Gunther series, If the Dead Rise Not features twisted intrigue, tight plotting, quick-witted one-liners, and, most significant, a richer, wiser Bernie Gunther.

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 Special price Read reviewThe Hypnotist

The Hypnotist

Lars Kepler

Read the number one Scandinavian crime bestseller taking the world by storm

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The Glass Rainbow

The Glass Rainbow

James Lee Burke

Detective Dave Robicheaux returns to New Iberia to solve a series of grisly murders, in this latest installment by a two-time Edgar Award-winning author and Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America.

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Gentle Axe

Gentle Axe

Morris R. N.

Porfiry Petrovich, the clever and levelheaded police
investigator who apprehended Raskolnikov in Dostoevsky's 1866 novel
Crime and Punishment, has another case that demands his attention.
A man with a bloody axe in his belt is...

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The Fifth Floor

The Fifth Floor

Michael Harvey

Harvey's sizzling, intricately woven follow-up to The Chicago Way opens with murder in contemporary Chicago and winds its way back to Mrs. O'Leary's cow and the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

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 Special priceField Grey: A Bernie Gunther Mystery

Field Grey: A Bernie Gunther Mystery

Philip Kerr

It's 1954 and Bernie has tired of his increasingly dangerous work spying on Meyer Lansky for Cuban Intelligence. He secretly buys a boat and sails to Florida, where he's arrested, sent back to Cuba and imprisoned in the Isle of...

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The Dogs of Rome

The Dogs of Rome

Conor Fitzgerald

An engrossing novel of murder, organized crime, and politics in contemporary Italy, The Dogs of Rome is the first work in a series of Italian crime novels by a promising new writer.

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Bad Intentions

Bad Intentions

Karin Fossum, Charlotte Barslund

Inspector Sejer returns in this expertly crafted mystery about troubled teenagers--and two tragic deaths.

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 Special priceThe Zenith

The Zenith

Duong Thu Huong, Stephen B Young, Hoa Pham Young, Nguyen N Bich

A major new novel from the most important Vietnamese author writing today. She has won acclaim for her exceptional lyricism and psychological acumen, as well as for her unflinching portraits of modern Vietnam and its culture and...

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 Special priceWhen I Whistle

When I Whistle

Endo Shusaku

Builds up pressure and suspense on the strength of its subject, and at one level it can indeed be read as a thriller . Anthony Thwaite, -- The New York Times Book Review

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 Special priceThe Well of Loneliness

The Well of Loneliness

Radclyffe Hall, Diana Souhami

The bible of lesbianism' THE TIMES

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