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 Special priceEat - The Little Book of Fast Food

Eat - The Little Book of Fast Food

Nigel Slater

From the BBC One presenter and author of 'The Kitchen Diaries', this beautiful and easy-to-use book contains over 600 recipe ideas and is your essential go-to for what to cook every day.

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 Special priceThe Men Who United the States: The Amazing Stories of the Explorers, Inventors and Mavericks Who Made America

The Men Who United the States: The Amazing Stories of the Explorers, Inventors and Mavericks Who Made America

Simon Winchester

From bestselling author Simon Winchester, the extraordinary story of how America was united into a single nation. For more than two centuries, E pluribus unum - out of many, one - has been featured on America's official government...

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 Special priceFreemasonry: Symbols, Secrets, Significance

Freemasonry: Symbols, Secrets, Significance

W.Kirk MacNulty

Written by a practising Freemason, this illustrated survey explores the origins, history, beliefs and symbolism of the famously secretive and often misunderstood Order.

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 Special pricePanorama of the Classical World

Panorama of the Classical World

Nigel Spivey, Michael Squire

The starting-point for everything we understand about philosophy, science, literature and art, the world of ancient Greece and Rome makes an extraordinary story in its own right. This book brings Greeks, Etruscans and Romans to...

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 Special priceA Rough Ride to the Future

A Rough Ride to the Future

James Lovelock

Presents a radical vision of humanity's future as the thinking brain of our Earth-system. This book presents the author's reflections on how scientific advances are made, and his own remarkable life as a lone scientist.

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 Special price Read reviewBoyhood Island: My Struggle

Boyhood Island: My Struggle

Karl Ove Knausgaard, Don Bartlett

The third book of the My Struggle cycle is set in a world where children and adults live parallel lives, ones that never meet. With insight and honesty, Karl Ove Knausgaard writes of a child's growing self-awareness, of how events...

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 Special priceThe Valley of Amazement

The Valley of Amazement

Amy Tan

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The new novel from the internationally bestselling author of 'The Joy Luck Club'.

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 Special priceMusic at Midnight: The Life and Poetry of George Herbert

Music at Midnight: The Life and Poetry of George Herbert

John Drury

Sets the poetry in the whole context of the poet's life and times, so that the reader can understand the frame of mind and kind of society which produced it, and depth can be added to the narrative of Herbert's life.

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 Special priceCatastrophe: Europe Goes to War 1914

Catastrophe: Europe Goes to War 1914

Sir Max Hastings

The Amazon History Book of the Year 2013 is a magisterial chronicle of the calamity that befell Europe in 1914 as the continent shifted from the glamour of the Edwardian era to the tragedy of total war.

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 Special pricePinocchio

Pinocchio

Michael Morpurgo, M.B.E., Emma Chichester Clark

The perfect gift for all ages, Pinocchio as you've never seen him before: telling his own story through the master storyteller and award-winning author of WAR HORSE.

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 Special priceEdward III and the Triumph of England: The Battle of Crecy and the Company of the Garter

Edward III and the Triumph of England: The Battle of Crecy and the Company of the Garter

Richard Barber

The young Edward III's triumph would launch both countries, as we now know, into a grim cycle of some 90 years of further fighting ending with English defeat, but after Crecy anything seemed possible. It was to enshrine this...

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A History of Cricket in 100 Objects

A History of Cricket in 100 Objects

Gavin Mortimer

From the Ashes Urn to a Currant Bun: a journey through three hundred and fifty cricketing years - of triumphs, controversies and quips - in 100 definitive objects.

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 Special priceSilence: A Christian History

Silence: A Christian History

Diarmaid MacCulloch

Unravels polyphony of silences from the history of Christianity and beyond. The author considers the mixed attitudes of Judaism to silence, Jewish and Christian borrowings from Greek explorations of the divine, and the silences...

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 Special priceCooked: A Natural History of Transformation

Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation

Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan's marvellous new book is a clarion-call for the virtues and values of proper cooking - an essential, defining human activity which sits at the heart of our cultures, shapes family life and is in itself hugely...

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 Special priceThe Slow Fix: Solve Problems, Work Smarter and Live Better in a Fast World

The Slow Fix: Solve Problems, Work Smarter and Live Better in a Fast World

Carl Honore

What do we do when things go wrong in a fast world? Many of us go for the quick fix that delays the problem rather than solving it. To make real progress we need real solutions - we need to take time for THE SLOW FIX.

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 Special priceThe World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?

The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?

Jared Diamond

Reveals that traditional societies around the world offer an extraordinary window into how our ancestors lived for the majority of human history - until virtually yesterday, in evolutionary terms.

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 Special priceAngelina's Cinderella

Angelina’s Cinderella

Katharine Holabird, Helen Craig

Angelina is so excited. She's the lead in the Cinderella Dance Tour! Angelina and the company travel all over Mouseland, but as the final performance approaches, all the scenery is accidentally ruined! Will Angelina and her...

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 Special priceMy Barcelona Kitchen

My Barcelona Kitchen

Sophie Ruggles

Features over 140 approachable Spanish-inspired recipes. This title also features location photography of Barcelonan life; and, recipes accompanied by helpful tips regarding traditional Spanish ingredients.

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 Special pricePinocchio

Pinocchio

Michael Morpurgo, M.B.E., Emma Chichester Clark

The perfect gift for all ages, Pinocchio as you've never seen him before: telling his own story through the master storyteller and award-winning author of WAR HORSE.

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 Special priceAngelina's Cinderella

Angelina’s Cinderella

Katharine Holabird, Helen Craig

Angelina is so excited. She's the lead in the Cinderella Dance Tour! Angelina and the company travel all over Mouseland, but as the final performance approaches, all the scenery is accidentally ruined! Will Angelina and her...

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Mythology

Mythology

Dugald A. Steer, Nick Harris, Nicki Palin, David Wyatt

For lovers of Greek myths and those just discovering their timeless power, this fascinating volume is faithfully reproduced from Lady Hestia Evanss 19th-century edition, with all its romantic ambiance, clever wit, and novelty...

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 Special priceThe Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man

The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man

Michael Chabon, Jake Parker

Meet Awesome Man - a brand new superhero, who's out of this world! The first picture book from Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon perfectly captures the fantasy life of young superhero fans.

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 Special priceTreasure Island

Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson, John Lawrence

A story of friendship and greed, loyalty and courage. It stars such characters as: young Jim Hawkins, the terrifying Blind Pew, the wild man Ben Gunn, and one of literature's most dastardly villains, the charming, crafty, and...

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Now I am Big!

Now I am Big!

Stephen Krensky, Sara Gillingham

A boy celebrates all of the new things that he can do now that he is a little older. On board pages.

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I Can Do it Myself!

I Can Do it Myself!

Stephen Krensky, Sara Gillingham

Explores and celebrates the accomplishments and milestones reached as children grow older.

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Touchthinklearn

Touchthinklearn

Xavier Deneux

Learn basic concepts like colours and opposites with these graphic, tactile board books unlike anything in the market!

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A Field Guide to Fairies: Explore the Secret World of the Fairy Realm

A Field Guide to Fairies: Explore the Secret World of the Fairy Realm

Susannah Marriott

This enchanting picture book presents a series of lush full-color spreads, and each bewitching illustration is captioned with a description of a fairy's origins, legends in which the fairy appears, and its relationship to nature....

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Mind Benders: Brain-Boggling Tricks, Puzzles, and Illusions

Mind Benders: Brain-Boggling Tricks, Puzzles, and Illusions

DK Publishing

Featuring 60 mind-bending questions and challenges with bright, appealing graphics, this interactive book of brainteasers, optical illusions, word and number games, mazes, and more encourages children to get away from their...

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 Special priceHow Many Jelly Beans?

How Many Jelly Beans?

Yancey Labat

How many jelly beans are enough? How many are too many? Aiden and Emma can't decide. Is ten enough? How about one thousand? That's a lot of jelly beans. But eaten over a whole year, it's only two or three a day!

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 Special priceUnusual Creatures

Unusual Creatures

Michael Hearst, Jelmer Noordeman

Introduces the reader to a wealth of extraordinary life forms -- P. [4] of cover.

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 Special pricePrincess in Training

Princess in Training

Tammi Sauer, Joe Berger

Princess Viola aims to trade her fiesty moves for frilly princess skills in this picture book that zip-zup-zooms!

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 Special priceTime to Eat

Time to Eat

Steve Jenkins, Robin Page

Which animals eat bamboo, can gulp down a whole deer, or swallow rocks to help them eat?

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 Special priceCurious George Curious about Learning Boxed Set

Curious George Curious about Learning Boxed Set

H A Rey

Curious kids will get learning fast with this Curious George educational kit jam-packed with everything four- to six-year-olds need to build their spelling, reading, and math skills. Includes storybook, CD, workbooks, flash cards,...

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 Special priceCurious George Magnetic Maze Book

Curious George Magnetic Maze Book

H. A. Rey

Curious George is exploring some of his favourite places - a town, a playground, a circus, a farm, and a campground - and he needs your help to reach his destination! With five mazes and six magnetic pieces, this book has many...

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 Special priceHealthy Kids

Healthy Kids

Maya Ajmera, Victoria Dunning, Cynthia Pon, Melinda Gates

In this new title from The Global Fund for Children, readers learn the different ways kids from around the world can stay healthy. Photographs showcase children from Afghanistan washing their hands, a team of boys from Australia...

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The Man from the Land of Fandango

The Man from the Land of Fandango

Margaret Mahy, Polly Dunbar

From the creators of Bubble Trouble, a whimsical, rhythmical rhymed romp that invites readers to meet a splendidly imaginary visitor.

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 Special price Read reviewBoyhood Island: My Struggle

Boyhood Island: My Struggle

Karl Ove Knausgaard, Don Bartlett

The third book of the My Struggle cycle is set in a world where children and adults live parallel lives, ones that never meet. With insight and honesty, Karl Ove Knausgaard writes of a child's growing self-awareness, of how events...

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 Special priceThe Valley of Amazement

The Valley of Amazement

Amy Tan

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The new novel from the internationally bestselling author of 'The Joy Luck Club'.

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The Ponder Heart

The Ponder Heart

Eudora Welty

Uncle Daniel Ponder, whose fortune is exceeded only by his desire to give it away, is the talk of Clay County and a constant source of vexation for his niece, Edna Earle, whose determined efforts to thwart his generosity prove...

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Delta Wedding

Delta Wedding

Welty Eudora

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The Lower River

The Lower River

Paul Theroux

A taut, tense, darkly suspenseful novel about a man who flees to Africa after his marriage falls apart, only to be caught up in a precarious situation in a seemingly benign village.

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 Special priceThis Incredible Need to Believe

This Incredible Need to Believe

Julia Kristeva, Beverley Bie Brahic

Unlike Freud, I do not claim that religion is just an illusion and a source of neurosis. The time has come to recognize, without being afraid of 'frightening' either the faithful or the agnostics, that the history of Christianity...

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Care of Wooden Floors

Care of Wooden Floors

Will Wiles

Oskar is the composer of a piece called Variations on Tram Timetables. Currently he is in Los Angeles, having his marriage dismantled by lawyers. He has asked an old university friend to look after his cats, and take care of his...

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Give Me Your Heart: Tales of Mystery and Suspense

Give Me Your Heart: Tales of Mystery and Suspense

Joyce Carol Oates (Princeton University)

The need for love--obsessive, self-destructive, unpredictable--takes readers to forbidden places. In 10 razor-sharp stories, National Book Award winner Oates shows that the most deadly mysteries often begin at home.

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The Club Dumas

The Club Dumas

Arturo Perez-Reverte

When a well-known bibliophile is found hanged, Lucas Corso is brought in to authenticate a fragment of a manuscript purported to be The Three Musketeers. He is soon drawn into a swirling plot involving devil worship, occult...

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 Special priceManhattan: Letters from Prehistory

Manhattan: Letters from Prehistory

Helene Cixous, Beverley Bie Brahic

Tells the tale of a young French scholar who travels to the United States in 1965 on a Fulbright Fellowship to consult the manuscripts of beloved authors. In Yale University's Beinecke Library, tantalized by the conversational and...

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 Special priceExtremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Jonathan Safran Foer

Oskar Schell, the nine-year-old son of a man killed in the World Trade Center attacks, searches the five boroughs of New York City for a lock that fits a black key his father left behind.

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West of Here

West of Here

Jonathan Evison

Set in the fictional town of Port Bonita, on Washington State's rugged Pacific coast, West of Here is propelled by a story that both re-creates and celebrates the American experience.

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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Paul Torday

With a wickedly wonderful cast of characters, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is the whimsical story of an unlikely hero who discovers true love, finds himself first a pawn and then a victim of political spin, and learns to believe...

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 Special priceAll the King's Men

All the King’s Men

Robert Penn Warren

Willie Stark's obsession with political power leads to the ultimate corruption of his gubernatorial administration.

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The Caller

The Caller

Karin Fossum, K E Semmel

One mild summer evening Lily and her husband are enjoying a meal while their baby daughter sleeps peacefully in her pram beneath a maple tree. But when Lily steps outside she is paralysed with terror. The child is bathed in...

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Rodin's Debutante

Rodin’s Debutante

Ward Just

Lee Goodell's life decisions--to become a sculptor, to sojourn in the mean streets of the South Side, to marry into the haute-intellectual culture of Hyde Park--play out against the crude glamour of mid-century Chicago.

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Raised from the Ground

Raised from the Ground

Jose Saramago, Margaret Jull Costa

A multi-generational family saga that paints a sweeping portrait of modern Portuguese political history

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Manual of Painting and Calligraphy

Manual of Painting and Calligraphy

Jose Saramago, Giovanni Pontiero

An early example of Saramago's mastery, this novel takes us into the last days of Salazar's dictatorship when a second-rate artist is commissioned by a wealthy client to paint a portrait and the political and intellectual...

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