Jeremy Wade, whose angling adventures are featured on the television series River Monsters, tells the story of his lifelong quest to track down the freshwater predators that have a fearsome reputation in local traditions across the world. He brings his zoological expertise and personal observations to the description of such creatures as the Himalayan man-eating goonch and the huge paraiba (‘mother of all the fishes’) found in the Amazon.
'We Ain't Got No Drink, Pa'
A Little Girl's Struggle to Survive in the Slums of 1920s South-East London
Hilda Kemp grew up in the slums of Bermondsey in the 1930s depression with her father, a heavy-drinking docker who regularly beat his wife and child. Her granddaughter Cathryn has brought to life the stories she heard as a child of her nan playing in the dockyards, stealing coal from barges and dodging the rag-and-bone man, all set against a background of inner-city deprivation.
Horrid Henry Christmas Collection
(three volume set)
With stories about Christmas presents, school plays, eating vegetables, and the Abominable Snowman, jokes, puzzles, games and Henry’s Christmas survival guide, this set of three Horrid Henry books – his Merry Mischief, Cracking Christmas and Jolly Holidays – Will occupy even the most lively children over the festive season.