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.
Twirlywoos Learn and Play - 6 Books
The inquisitive Twirlywoos begin each day with fresh eyes, using trial and error to discover how the things in the world around them work. Tying in with the CBeebies series, each book explores concepts including cause and effect, spatial awareness, sharing and friendship – modelled through amusing scenarios and repetition. Age 2+ The six titles included in this set are: In and Out (Read more...) Meet the Twirlywoos! (Read more...) Gone! (Read more...) Wrapping! (Read more...) Upside Down (Read more...) Hello, Chickedy! Hello, Chick! (Read more...)
Twirlywoos Colouring and Sticker Books - 2 Books
With simple line drawings featuring the Twirlywoos and their friends, and stickers to complete colourful scenes including playing with balloons and riding on the toy train, these activity books enable small children to practise fine motor skills and enjoy the world of the popular TV characters. Age 3+ The two titles included in this set are:Twirlywoos Colouring Book (Read more...) It's the Twirlywoos! (Read more...)
Bing Annual 2021
Ideal for pre-schoolers, this activity book includes stories about Bing and his friends, easy recipes for party food and a selection of craft ideas, games and puzzles. Also featured are tasks encouraging pen control and colouring pages that younger readers can work on independently, and an A–Z of Bing’s favourite things. Age 2+
Shatter Me Collection
Set in a dystopian, dying world, the Shatter Me series is narrated by Juliette Ferrars, a 17-year-old girl with a lethal touch, isolated by her own powers and by the brutal regime of The Reestablishment. Shatter Me was originally a trilogy, but young adult readers couldn’t get enough of its compelling characters, adventure, romance and edgy fantasy, and the chronicles of Juliette continued. Young adult Shatter MeWe meet Juliette in a dark and threatening ‘asylum’, held captive by The Reestablishment, which hopes to weaponize her powers – but after a lifetime without freedom, Juliette finds the strength to fight back. Unravel MeHaving escaped the asylum and The Reestablishment’s plans to use her, Juliette is free to love Adam, the boy who saved her, and to join other ‘Gifted’ people like herself in the rebel resistance, Omega Point.Ignite MeWarner is the son of The Reestablishment’s Supreme Commander; he is also in love with Juliette and possibly the only person who can help her take down the evil regime. Restore MeHaving killed the North American Supreme Commander, Juliette has taken over as ruler of The Reestablishment. She can still kill with the touch of her hand; but can she control that power, or will it control her?Defy MeHer tenure as Supreme Commander has been disastrous, and Juliette’s life unravels as Warner reveals secrets – unknown to her – about her identity; but she remains strong, resilient and ready to fight for life and love.
Betty Burton - 3 Books
Betty Burton creates a powerful sense of place in her stories, which are often set in her own home county of Hampshire and characterized by strong female characters. The three novels in this set follow a working-class Portsmouth girl as she breaks free of her roots and plays her part in the fight against fascism in the 1930s and 1940s. The three titles included in this set are: Not Just a Soldier's War (Read more...) The Girl Now Leaving (Read more...) The Face of Eve (Read more...)
In this life of Darwin, AN Wilson identifies two sides to the scientist and the man: the patient, observant naturalist of the Beagle voyage, and the theorist who, like Marx, sought to explain the entire world. Examining both contemporary responses to Darwin’s ideas and recent scientific research, he comes to a startling conclusion: the theory of evolution, while it validated Victorian middle-class aspirations, was fundamentally wrong. Slightly off-mint and felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.
Christmas with Good Housekeeping
Tried, Tested, Trusted
Each of the 150 recipes in this illustrated compendium, from canapes to Christmas lunch-with-all-the-trimmings, have been triple-tested by the Good Housekeeping cookery team to ensure perfect results. A dietary index highlights the recipes that are dairy-free, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan, and metric and imperial measurements are listed. The volume also includes time management tips, creative suggestions for leftovers and advice on making the most of festive gatherings.
West Like Lightning
The Brief, Legendary Ride of the Pony Express
As their nation stood on the brink of Civil War, Americans were captivated by a new postal service that, for just 18 months, carried mail almost 2,000 miles across the continent using a relay of daring young horseback riders. In this book the coauthor of American Sniper explores the origins and development of the Pony Express, debunks myths that quickly grew up around it and considers its lasting relevance as a symbol of American enterprise. Slightly off-mint and felt-tip mark on upper trimmed edge. American-cut pages.
The Maker of Modern France
A proud, indomitable, absolutist monarch, Francis I (1494–1547) ‘was the king that his country needed, if not the one it might have wished for’, and despite his achievements – in unifying and glorifying France and as the patron of art and architecture who recruited Leonardo da Vinci to his court and built Fontainebleau – Francis is remembered, if at all, for his failings. In this biography, Leonie Frieda offers a rigorous reassessment of the ‘Maker of Modern France’. Slightly off-mint and felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.
Brief Candle in the Dark
My Life in Science
Richard Dawkins’ second volume of memoirs takes the form of flashbacks, anecdotes and digressions on a range of topics, including life as an Oxford don, his objections to the staging of formal debates and his experiences delivering the Royal Institution’s Christmas Lectures. He recalls meetings with prominent figures, from Archbishop Rowan Williams to fellow atheists Christopher Hitchens and Douglas Adams, and explains how he has developed and communicated his ideas. Slightly off-mint with a felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.
The Spy Who Changed History
The Untold Story of How the Soviet Union Won the Race for America's Top Secrets
In the 1930s Stalin was obsessed with closing the technology gap between the Soviet Union and the West and recruited Stanislav Shumovsky to join his fledgling espionage and infiltration efforts. ‘Agent Blériot’ enrolled at MIT in 1931 and subsequently stole many of their crucial aviation secrets, allowing Russia to transform its military capacity. Based on documents from the Churchill Archives, and including numerous photographs and maps, this book shows the key role Shumovsky played in establishing the Russian spy network.
The Complete Lou Reed Story
Sent for electroshock treatment to cure behavioural problems as a teenager, Lou Reed continued to be unconventional and provocative in his career with the Velvet Underground and as a solo performer. This biography explores his influential work and volatile private life.