My Life on a Plate
Chef, television presenter and award-winning businesswoman Prue Leith (b.1940) is one of Britain’s foremost culinary authorities and has helped to revolutionize the country’s eating habits. In this candid and witty autobiography she describes her childhood in apartheid South Africa, her arrival in London in the 1960s and her rapid ascent to restaurant owner, Daily Mail columnist and cookery book author.
The Unforgettable Story of a Dog Who Went to War and Became a True Hero
Judy was a liver and white English pointer, mascot of Royal Navy gunboats Gnat and Grasshopper, and the only animal ever made prisoner of war: in 1942 she became Japanese prisoner number '81A-Medan'. This book tells the story of Judy and how, whether dragging survivors from a torpedoed ship or scavenging food for her starving fellow inmates, she was cherished by the Allied servicemen in the Japanese camps. After the war, Judy was awarded the Dickin medal. Off-mint.
I'll Keep You Safe
Lovers and business partners in a small Tweed company on Harris, Niamh and Ruairidh are in Paris promoting their fabrics when Ruairidh is killed in a car bomb explosion. Back on Harris, Niamh begins to worry that it was a personal rather than a terrorist attack. Felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.
Goodbye to the Dead
A Jonathan Stride Novel
As Duluth-based detective Jonathan Stride and Serena Dial, his fellow detective (and lover), investigate a brutal murder with links to a human trafficking ring, something about the case calls into question a decision Stride made about a woman’s guilt eight years previously.
The Fourth Sacrifice
Peter May’s second China thriller finds the American forensic pathologist Margaret Campbell once more helping Detective Li Yan, this time investigating a series of four horrific ritual executions in Beijing, with an American diplomat among the victims. Felt-tip mark on upper trimmed edge.
The Fire Maker
The grotesquely burned corpse found in a Beijing park is the first case for detective Li Yan and the forensic pathologist Margaret Campbell. A day-trip to Shenzhen in 1983 fired Peter May’s interest in China. His ambition was to write the first crime thriller set in Beijing, and after years of research and travel, The Firemaker was published in 1999. Felt-tip mark on upper trimmed edge.
Having wagered that old murder cases could be solved using modern science, forensics expert Enzo Macleod must tackle the ‘cold’ case of Jacques Gaillard – but finds himself in danger when the investigation leads deep into the catacombs below Paris. Felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.
The World of Tides
A Journey Through the Coastal Waters of Planet Earth
Spring tides occur at full moon and new moon, when the sun and moon align to combine their gravitational pull, significantly increasing the energy of tides and associated phenomena such as bores, rapids, waves and whirlpools. William Thomson visits the world’s most dramatic tidal landscapes, explaining by means of stylish graphics, environmental science and entertaining anecdote the twice-daily motion of coastal waters ranging from the Skookumchuck Narrows in British Columbia to the giant waves over the Nazaré Canyon in Portugal.
A Visual Guide to the Animal Kingdom
Beginning with cells – ‘the smallest units of independent existence’ – and covering all animal life, from simple sponges to the great apes (gorilla, chimpanzees and orang-utan), this carefully designed, large-format guide is arranged by scientific classification in a way that illuminates the place of each family and species within the animal kingdom. The deeply informative and very accessible text is accompanied by over 350 colour photographs taken in the animals’ natural habitats by leading wildlife photographers.
The Story of Philosophy
A History of Western Thought
The scope of this compact and punchy history of the Western philosophical tradition includes the Ancient Greeks and their related schools, the Enlightenment, the political and moral philosophy of Rousseau and Locke, and existentialism and analytic philosophy.
The Great Philosophers
The Lives and Ideas of History's Greatest Thinkers
From the Buddha and Confucius to Wittgenstein, Quine, Strawson and Kripke in the 20th century, Stephen Law outlines the biographies of 50 of the world's most important philosophers and gives a concise account of their fundamental and most influential ideas.