An Inspector Banks Mystery
A message from his brother Roy, has led DCI Banks to London, but Roy has disappeared. In the empty South Kensington house, Banks uncovers disturbing facts about his brother; meanwhile, in the Dales, a young woman has been found dead in her car, with Banks’s name and address on a scrap of paper in her pocket.
His Dark Materials - 3 Books
The epic adventure of Lyra Belacqua and her friend Will Parry, wandering through parallel worlds in search of knowledge about the enigmatic Dust, is widely acknowledged as a masterpiece of storytelling that is both thrilling and profound. As well as awards, there have been controversies, but Pullman refuses to be drawn on the ‘meaning’ of His Dark Materials; as he writes on his webpage, ‘I’m not in the message business. I’m in the “Once upon a time” business’. Young Adult The three titles included in this set are:Northern Lights (Read more...) Subtle Knife (Read more...)Amber Spyglass (Read more...)
Frog by Max Velthuijs - 10 Books
Created by the award-winning Max Velthuijs, Frog and his friends face issues that stir strong emotions, and experience fear, love and loss. The books offer positive responses to their feelings and demonstrate the value of friendship. Age 3+ The ten titles included in this set are: Frog and the Treasure (Read more...) Frog and the Birdsong (Read more...) Frog is Frightened (Read more...) Frog in Love (Read more...) Frog and the Stranger (Read more...) Frog in Winter (Read more...) Frog and a Very Special Day (Read more...) Frog is Frog (Read more...) Frog Finds a Friend (Read more...) Frog is a Hero (Read more...)
The Little Princess - 10 Books
Written and illustrated by Tony Ross, this much-acclaimed series follows the Little Princess as she overcomes the trials and tribulations of being a small child with the help of King and Queen, the palace staff, the Prime Minister and her faithful teddy, Gilbert. This set of 10 stories includes, I Want My Potty!, I Don’t Want to Go to Bed! and I Want to Do it by Myself! Age 3+ The ten titles included in this set are: I Want to Do it by Myself! (Read more...) I Want My Dinner! (Read more...) I Don't Want to Go to Bed! (Read more...) I Want My Dad! (Read more...) I Don't Want to Wash My Hands! (Read more...) I Want My Tooth! (Read more...) I Want My Potty! (Read more...) I Want Snow! (Read more...) I Want My Mum! (Read more...) I Want My Dummy! (Read more...)
The Dwarfs of Auschwitz
In the 1930s, the Ovitz family - seven of whom were dwarfs - enjoyed massive success as the Lilliput Troupe of singers and actors. But as the Nazi regime tightened its grip, they were plunged into the horrors of Auschwitz. Based on interviews with Perla Ovitz, the last living member of the troupe, and many other concentration camp survivors, this powerful book tells the inspirational story of this remarkable family and their indomitable will to survive.
Paddington Bear Collection
‘Mr and Mrs Brown first met Paddington on a railway platform’ ... and so begins the story of the little stowaway bear from Darkest Peru. Everything is a new adventure for Paddington; this set of ten books tells of his escapades in the garden and on sports day, at the carnival, the circus and Christmastime; and we join the young bear as he goes to hospital, learns the colours of the rainbow and counts seagulls at the seaside.
Defending the Rock
Gibraltar and the Second World War
Gibraltar has been an indispensable naval fortress since 1704, yet in July 1940 it was threatened on four sides: by Vichy France, Nazi Germany, and fascist Italy and Spain. This history of the Rock’s strategic importance during the war also explores the pre-war imperial incursions in the Mediterranean region, which would threaten Gibraltar as a wartime escape route and key link in the ‘steel chain of sea power’.
A Rich and Curious History of Pirates, Castaways and Madness
Daniel Defoe's famous castaway has been etched into the popular imagination for three centuries. This account of the real island – Juan Fernández Island in the South Pacific – draws on the voyage journals, maps and illustrations of visiting sailors, scientists, writers and artists to reveal its colourful and often violent history, from the early encounters of the 1500s to the naval battles of the First World War, and the devastating tsunami of 2010.