Neil Gaiman Collection
With Stories Come Possibilities (5 vols)
Neil Gaiman is one of Britain’s leading fantasy writers with books that blend science fiction, fairy tales and mystery in rich, imaginative storytelling. The five books in our collection are Gaiman’s most iconic, now relaunched with new designs to celebrate the 20th anniversary of American Gods. All five novels transcend genres, combining the everyday with hidden worlds that can be underground, over the ancient town walls or in a neighbour’s pond. NeverwhereGaiman’s debut novel, based on the television series co-written with Lenny Henry, is an urban fantasy set in London Below, where Richard Mayhew helps an injured girl, then finds himself in an underground city filled with monsters, murderers and angels.Stardust Tristan Thorn sets out on a quest to win a lady’s hand: he crosses into the magical land of Faerie, a world beyond the town walls, to bring back a fallen star for the beautiful girl who has won his heart. American GodsEx-convict Shadow and the mysterious Mr Wednesday embark on an epic road trip across America, searching for Old Gods, ancient mythological beings, to enlist them in a battle against the New Gods – divinities born of modern life.Anansi BoysAfter Fat Charlie’s dad dies of a heart attack while singing karaoke, the boy’s life is thrown into chaos. He learns that his father was an incarnation of the African spider-god Anansi, and a hitherto unknown brother arrives on his doorstep.The Ocean at the End of the LaneAn unnamed narrator returns to his childhood home and recalls strange events of 40 years ago when, after a coin stuck in his throat, a girl helped him, but led him into a supernatural world and a pond that was really an ocean.
The Quite Nice and Fairly Accurate Good Omens Script Book
In the comic fantasy TV series Good Omens, all that stands between the world and Armageddon are the angel Aziraphale and the demon Crowley. This book contains the scripts of all six episodes (based on a novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett), an introduction by Gaiman describing the making of the series, and several scenes that didn’t make the final cut.
Syria, Salisbury and Saving Lives at War
The British Army’s leading chemical weapons expert, Hamish de Bretton-Gordon has served in conflict zones around the world. He recalls his first, terrifying encounter with nerve gas in the 1991 Gulf War, his resulting PTSD, and how, after years learning how to prevent attacks and training doctors to treat victims, he was called to his home town of Salisbury to investigate the poisoning of two Russians.
The Whitlock Workout
Get Fit and Healthy in Minutes
Triple Olympic gold gymnast Max Whitlock details his health and fitness regime, including illustrated step-by-step exercise instructions. The workouts are aimed at all levels, from simple stretches on the sofa and 15-minute routines through to more advanced moves, all focused on maintaining core strength. He also includes nutritional advice and recipes demonstrating practical, easy ways to eat well at home.
Having debuted for the All Blacks aged 23, Read made over 100 Test appearances, winning the World Cup twice. This memoir discusses the challenges of captaining great players, the coaches who influenced him, and New Zealand’s road to world domination in the sport. Alongside anecdotes about teammates, he analyses the game’s future and describes how he personally dealt with injury and defeat.
A Life in Time
Based on an extended interview given during a 2003 UK tour, and other first-hand accounts, Philip Clark explores the jazz pianist’s music and influence on performers including Sting and John Cage. It recalls behind-the-scenes stories of breakthrough classics like ‘Take Five’, which propelled jazz into the mainstream, and Brubeck’s many encounters and collaborations with musical greats such as Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie and Count Basie.
A Primavera Blackstone Mystery
The ex-wife of Quintin Jardine's popular investigator Oz Blackstone embarks on her first adventure in this story, set in Spain. Prim tries to locate a missing cousin, getting caught up in a fraud and chasing across the country in fear of her life. Slightly off-mint.
Rosie Goodwin - 4 Books
Rosie Goodwin has written many heart-warming sagas, set in both the past and the present day. She also holds the distinction of being the first author in the world to be permitted to write sequels to Catherine Cookson's trilogies, featuring the popular characters created by her predecessor. The four titles included in this set are: The Sand Dancer (Read more...) The Misfit (Read more...) The Lost Soul (Read more...) The Empty Cradle (Read more...)
Josephine Cox - 6 Books
Josephine Cox, who died this year, was born in 1938 into a family of ten children brought up in a poor cotton-mill house in Blackburn, Lancashire. Despite her success as a bestselling novelist, she remained true to her roots and her books mingle new stories of northern life with scenes and characters from her own working-class past. The six titles included in this set are: Tomorrow the World (Read more...) The Gilded Cage (Read more...) Rainbow Days (Read more...) Love Me or Leave Me (Read more...) Let Loose the Tigers (Read more...) Her Father's Sins (Read more...)
Honey & Co.
Food from the Middle East
Sarit and Itamar opened their first restaurant, Honey & Co., on London’s Warren Street in 2012, specializing in Middle Eastern food. Here, they explain their working methods and share their passion for the region’s smoky, herb-rich dishes. The many recipes include mezze, salads, casseroles, slow-roasted lamb, and desserts.
A Brighter Day Tomorrow
When best friends Liz and Marg are swept off their feet by a pair of handsome American servicemen they meet at their local ice rink, it's the perfect distraction from the perils of wartime London. Then tragedy strikes, and Liz makes a discovery that threatens to tear her whole family apart.
Journey to the Edge of the World
Billy Connelly recounts with customary humour his ten-week journey through the North West Passage, piloting an aeroplane over Iceberg Valley, trekking through mountains and kayaking through ice floes. Although in awe of the landscape, illustrated here with hundreds of photographs, it was his encounters with ordinary people that made the greatest impression, introducing him to traditions that were essential for survival in this challenging environment. Slightly off-mint.
Friend For Life
The Extraordinary Partnership Between Humans and Dogs
The TV presenter and animal lover Kate Humble draws on her experience of training her sheepdog puppy to present this examination of how dogs have evolved from predator to lifesaver, supporting her discoveries about the unique connection between humans and canines with real-life stories featuring rescue, guide, service and medical dogs.
The Lean Machines
Eat Well, Move Better and Feel Awesome
The personal trainers and popular YouTubers Leon Bustin and John Chapman advocate a balanced, fad-free approach to well-being, and here they share a variety of nutritious recipes, workout plans and mindfulness tips designed to improve overall health and happiness.
The Inside Story of the Special Boat Service
This definitive history of the Special Boat Service, which draws on previously classified archive material and first-hand recollections of former personnel, explores its pioneering operations during the Second World War before examining subsequent roles, including the protection of UK coastal installations, counter-terrorism and intelligence gathering prior to large-scale manoeuvres.
The Spy Who Changed the World
Despite being German and a former member of the Communist Party, Klaus Fuchs was granted British citizenship at the height of the Second World War and invited to contribute to research on the atomic bomb. The physicist moved to America in 1943 to work on the Manhattan Project, all the time passing vital information to the Russians. This biography assesses Fuchs's value as a scientist and as a spy as he traded the greatest secrets of the age.