Unofficial Doctor Who
The Big Book of Lists
Compiled by Cameron ‘Blogtor Who’ McEwan from his popular blog, these 100 lists present facts and trivia about the long-running show. Classic quotes from Doctors and daleks, the uses for the Sonic Screwdriver and the times that Tom Baker’s famous scarf saved the Doctor’s skin are included, as well as lists that highlight links between the show and popular culture.
The Essential Collection
This clothbound, omnibus edition contains the unabridged texts of four of Dickens’s most celebrated novels: Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations. A comprehensive introduction records how his early experience of poverty fuelled his passion for social justice and inspired much of his work. Slip-cased.
An English Epic of the Eighth Century Done into Modern Prose (Knickerbocker Classics)
The once-prosperous land of the Danes stands in ruins, its people terrified and its king almost defeated by a violent and hideous monster. In desperation, he sends for the noble fighter Beowulf – their last hope.
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Jules Verne's extraordinary underwater adventure – the voyage of Captain Nemo in his ship Nautilus – is one of the earliest and most influential science-fiction novels, first published in French in 1869, with English translations swiftly following.
Some years before the story begins, Anne Elliot had been engaged to Frederick Wentworth, a naval officer, but was persuaded by an aunt to break it off. They meet again, Anne still in love with Wentworth, but unable to declare her feelings or deny them by accepting another man’s proposal.
Leaves of Grass
Composed of 400 free-form poems, Walt Whitman’s masterpiece celebrates nature and humanity. Its sensuous and explicit imagery was a source of controversy when it was released in the late nineteenth century, but the work also drew praise from writers including Ralph Walso Emerson and Tennyson and has become a classic of American literature.
The Call of the Wild
And White Fang (Knickerbocker Classics)
These two classic works tell mirroring stories, both set in Yukon during the 1890s Gold Rush. In The Call of the Wild pet mongrel Buck must adapt to life as one of the pack when he becomes a sled dog; whereas White Fang records a wild dog’s transformation into a domestic companion.
The cancer survivor and clinical nutritionist Shauna R Martin offers an overview of the benefits of detoxing and the ingredients and equipment required and goes on to present four 4-day green juice and raw food cleanses – one for every season. Each of the nearly 70 vegan recipes contains up to nine servings of fresh vegetables and fruits, with no added water or sugar.
Fantastic Forgeries: Paint Like Van Gogh
A Step-by-Step Course to Painting Van Gogh's Classic Artworks
Each of the eight tutorials in this art techniques guide is an extended dissection of a famous Van Gogh composition, with a list of required materials and colours, a drawing template and illustrated instructions for each step of the painting process (Sunflowers has 32 steps illustrated). Also included are The Bedroom, Wheatfield with Crows and Fishing Boats on the Beach.