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  • Mog's Bad Thing

    Share in fifty years of a really remarkable cat... Mog is everyone's favourite family cat! Join her in this warm-hearted and funny escapade about the bad thing Mog does when her garden disappears... Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Mog the Forgetful Cat with special anniversary editions of her much-loved adventures. From the creator of The Tiger Who Came to Tea and Mog the Forgetful Cat comes a delightful family adventure about a really remarkable cat! When Mog's garden disappears under an enormous white flappy thing, she is very unhappy, and does a bad thing - in Mr Thomas's chair! But when the cat show takes place inside the white flappy thing, it's the perfect place for Mog to make her family proud... Mog the Forgetful Cat was first published fifty years ago, and Mog has been delighting children all over the world with her adventures ever since. These books are the perfect gifts for boys, girls and families everywhere!

  • Animals in Art

    From the author of I SPY - AN ALPHABET IN ART; and I SPY - NUMBERS IN ART, another colour illustrated title containing a selection of fine art paintings from artists worldwide and throughout history, combined with a simple game of animal identification. I spy with my little eye... a bird a lion two tigers The twenty magnificent paintings in this book have different animals for you to find. Can you spot them all? With a wonderful variety of artists, including Titian, Renoir and Picasso, this game is the perfect way to introduce children to fine art.

  • Eating the Sun

    A story of the discovery of a miracle: the source of life itself, this book explains how biologists discovered photosynthesis and through it found an understanding of the history of our planet, and how life is inconceivable without it.

  • The Discomfort Zone

    The Discomfort Zone is Jonathan Franzen's tale of growing up afraid of spiders, school dances, urinals, music teachers, boomerangs, popular girls and his parents. It's also a portrait of a middle-class family weathering the turbulence of the 1970s, and a vivid personal history of the decades in which America turned away from its mid-century idealism and became a more polarized society. Whether he's writing about the explosive dynamics of a Christian youth fellowship in the 1970s, the effects of Kafka's fiction on his own protracted quest to lose his virginity or the web of connections between birdwatching, his all-consuming marriage and the problem of global warming, Franzen's recounting of a mid-western youth and a New York adulthood is warmed by the same blend of comic scrutiny and affection that characterize his fiction. Funny, insightful and daringly honest, The Discomfort Zone is Jonathan Franzen at his most engaging.

  • The Constant Princess

    A splendid and sumptuous historical novel from the internationally bestselling author, Philippa Gregory, telling of the early life of Katherine of Aragon. I was born a princess, destined to be queen, and I know my duty. 1491. Henry VII's eldest son Arthur Tudor, Prince of Wales, has been betrothed since childhood to the Spanish princess Katherine of Aragon. Their marriage will cement the alliance Henry Tudor craves to secure his country. But when Arthur's sudden death leaves an 11-year-old boy heir to the kingdom, Henry Tudor must choose whether to send Katherine back to Spain, or to marry her himself. Katherine has no son from her brief marriage to secure her future; her substantial dowry and his powerful contract are at stake. Henry has reckoned without the determination of a young woman set on fulfilling her own destiny to be a queen - and the ambition of Prince Harry, the future Henry VIII.

  • The Gift of Death: Confronting Canada's Tainted Blood Tragedy

    Few Canadians know of "Mr. L," an auto worker in Ontario who gave "the gift of life" in 1984 as part of a company blood donor drive. Many more will remember Kenneth Pittman, a 53-year-old heart patient, who died after being infected with AIDS -- from Mr. L's blood. They will also remember Mr. Pittman's wife, Rochelle, who contracted the virus from her husband because his doctor decided not to inform them of Mr. Pittman's fatal disease.

    This tragic story is a microcosm of Canada's blood scandal. For over a decade, bureaucratic dithering, profits-over-protection responses, a paternalistic medical establishment and uninformed victims combined to create the worst health-care disaster in Canadian history. More than 1,200 people have contracted AIDS from tainted blood -- and the dying continues.

    André Picard has produced the definitive analysis of this complex tragedy. All of the players are here -- public health officials who refused to take the "homosexual plague" seriously; the Red Cross, which worried about bad publicity and the bottom line; the too-little-too-late government that offered inadequate compensation for victims; and the arrogant medical establishment which sometimes took years to inform HIV patients of their condition; and most of all, the victims, who are paying for this betrayal with their lives.

    The Gift of Death is a call for a serious re-evaluation of an outdated blood system to ensure that a similar tragedy never occurs.

  • The Times Crossword Book 2

    Tease your mind. Test your wits. Entertain your brain. Wake up or wind down with this superb crossword collection complied by the Editor of The Times Crossword. The Times Crossword is the most famous crossword in the world. This new selection provides enthusiasts with 80 puzzles. The first Times Crossword was published on 1 February 1930 and over 21,000 different puzzles have appeared in the newspaper since then. It continues to baffle, infuriate, challenge and delight its devotees. Previously published as The Times Crossword book 2.

  • THE INTENTION EXPERIMENT: Use Your Thoughts to Change the World

    Ever wondered if your intentions, prayers or wishes have a real, calculable effect on the world? Here, from Lynne McTaggart, groundbreaking author of `The Field', comes riveting accounts of scientific investigations and real case histories with evidence that we are all connected and our intentions can be harnessed as a collective force for good. For the last 40 years renegade scientists, experimenting with the limits of quantum physics, have made seemingly impossible discoveries. 1966: a lie-detector expert accidentally discovers that plants can read thoughts. 1982: meditating Buddhist monks in the Himalayas turn their bodies into a human furnace. 1994: a psychologist's experiments reveal a stream of light flowing from healers during healing. These events form part of an extraordinary scientific story and revolutionary discovery - that thought is a thing that affects other things. In The Intention Experiment, Lynne McTaggart, author of the international bestseller The Field, joins forces with a team of international, renowned scientists to test the effects of focused group intention on scientifically quantifiable targets - animal, plant and human. The Intention Experiment is a truly revolutionary book that invites you, the reader, to take part in the greatest intention experiment in history. The results of McTaggart's 'global laboratory' started with the focused intention that made a geranium leaf glow to evidence to show that group intention is powerful enough to affect targets more than 5000 miles away and may even affect global warming. These remarkable results prove human thought and intention has the power to focus our lives, heal our illnesses, clean up our communities and improve the planet. This book also shows you how to harness that power to make changes in your own life.

  • Sudden Change Of Heart

    In the blockbuster storytelling tradition that is Barbara Taylor Bradford's hallmark, here is an extraordinary novel about a remarkable young woman and the people whose lives she touches. At thirty-one Laura Valiant is a successful art historian who runs her own art advisory and acquisitions company. She and her husband Douglas Casson, a Wall Street lawyer, have a happy marriage marred only by the fact that they are still childless. But Laura's life changes radically in 1997, when her best friend from childhood, Claire Benson, tells her she is dying. Claire, who is divorced, begs Laura to become her daughter Natasha's guardian upon her death. Laura agrees and brings the fifteen-year-old girl to live with them in New York City after Claire dies. It is then that Laura's troubles begin - with Natasha, with the girl's father and grandmother, who suddenly reappear in her life, and with Douglas. Laura's love and trust in her husband are shaken when she discovers he has a secret life apart from her. But it is her problems which force her to examine her own life, and this sets her on a path that inevitably leads her to a series of shattering truths. These revelations give Laura the chance to start a whole new life which promises to give her the happiness and fulfilment she craves. From the streets of Paris and London to the art galleries and art auctions of New York, A Sudden Change of Heart takes the reader on an unforgettable journey where secrets, survival, love and redemption mesmerize the reader from the first page to the last. This is Barbara Taylor Bradford's fifteenth novel and it is told with the emotion and feeling readers have come to expect from one of the world's most beloved authors.

  • Amanda's Wedding

    Who cares that Fraser McConnald has worn the same pair of Converse trainers for the last three years and that his castle is a pile of rubble with one Calor Gas heater - she'll be titled ! Gentle, decent Fraser is clearly ignorant of her wiles, and Mel and Fran, still smarting from the memory of all the mean things Amanda put them through in their days at Portmount Comprehensive, set out to sabotage mismatch of the century. So between fighting off the attentions of a love-crazed accountant, keeping Fran's deadly manoeuvres with the opposite sex under control and trying to win her own war of love with the elusive but gorgeous Alex, Mel finds herself attending a wild Scottish stag night, a hen night from hell, and preparing for a wedding that's everything you'd wish on your worst enemy.

  • Bloodline

    One of Sidney Sheldon's most popular and bestselling titles, repackaged and reissued for a new generation of fans. The daughter of a rich and powerful father, Elizabeth Roffe is young, beautiful - and sole heir to a billion dollar fortune. Then tragedy strikes. Her father is killed in a freak accident and Elizabeth must take command of his mighty global empire, the pharmaceutical company Roffe and Sons. It makes Elizabeth the richest girl in the world. But someone, somewhere, is determined that she must die. From the backstreets of Istanbul to the upmarket offices of New York, Bloodline is a hypnotic tale of love and ambition, danger, intrigue and death.

  • A Century of Scottish People

    A new cover reprint of the second volume of T. C. Smout's magnificent - and indispensable - account of the Scottish people, from 1830-1950. 'Professor Smout's "History of the Scottish People 1560-1830" was hailed as a classic piece of social history. If you had time to read only one book on Scotland, this was it...Unfortunately, you now have to read two..."A Century of the Scottish People" is as satisfying and enlightening as its predecessor.' John Kenyon, Observer 'An admirable example of how academic history may yet be written for the general reader. It is deeply enjoyable, lively, packed with interesting detail, illuminating anecdote and pithy observation.' Allan Massie, The Times

  • Travels in an Old Tongue: Touring the World Speaking Welsh

    The idiosyncratic and witty travelogue of a young Welsh-speaking woman who travels the globe in search of Welsh communities. - The acclaimed debut of a remarkably witty and engaging travel writer (Bill Bryson meets Jan Morris). Her next book will explore the world through its theme parks! - At once a fascinating travelogue and an innovative book about the consequences of language. 'A delightful read - a marvellous mixture of wit, nostalgia, character description and atmosphere setting. Anyone who is Welsh, or who has connections with Wales, should read it, as should anyone who isn't, and hasn't, but who simply wants to work out what on earth is going on in the minds, hearts and mouths of those for whom Welsh is the language of heaven.' Professor David Crystal

  • Cycling in Edinburg and South East Scotland (en anglais)

    Twenty-five cycle tours, ranging from short rides suitable for all the family, to half- and full-day rides for more experienced cyclists. Stage-by-stage route directions and specially created colour mapping. Mapping scale: 1.5 miles to 1 inch (approx.) * The tours cover Edinburgh, the Lothians and the Borders. * On- and off-road routes; gradient diagrams; accumulated mileages throughout each ride. * At-a-glance information box summarising each tour. * Comprehensive information on places to visit along the way and refreshment stops. * A brief introduction to the area; advice on preparing for a cycling trip. OTHER TITLES IN THE SERIES Cycling in Central Scotland Cycling in Cornwall & Devon Cycling in the Cotswolds Cycling in Cumbria & the Lake District Cycling in Dorset & Hampshire Cycling the South Downs Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales

  • Turquie Méditerranée Côte : 1/435 000

    Single sided map, previously published as part of the Bartholomew South West Turkey Holiday Map Now rebranded Collins. SCALE 1 : 435 000 1 cm to 4.4 kms 1 inch to 7 miles EDITION Single sided map, previously published as part of the Bartholomew South West Turkey Holiday Map. Now rebranded Collins. MAIN FEATURES Road map of the Mediterranean Coast of Turkey, with tourist information. Indexes to places of interest. INCLUDES Town plans of Antalya and Alanya. Holiday factfile on back cover. AREA OF COVERAGE From Fethiye in the west to Alanya in the east and from Isparta and Konya in the north to the Mediterranean coast in the south. WHO THE PRODUCT IS AIMED AT Tourist and package holiday maker. OTHER PRODUCTS IN THE SERIES Turkey -- Aegean Coast Cyprus Crete Rhodes Corfu Plus a range of maps covering most popular holiday destinations

  • Dogs Who Came to Stay

    The touching story of a man who learned about love and death from his dogs. Autobiography with a heart. * The story: The poignant autobiographical story of a middle-aged bachelor whose life is changed when a pregnant stray dog arrives in his garden and teaches him about love and coming to terms with death. * Themes: relationships, coming to terms with death, the individual and society, people and the environment * Autobiography * Suitable for both boys and girls * KS3/KS4 (S1-S4)

  • The Power of Physical Intelligence: 10 Ways to Tap into Your Physical Genius

    The latest book in the 'Power of' series, which comprises The Power of Verbal Intelligence, The Power of Social Intelligence, The Power of Creative Intelligence and The Power of Spiritual Intelligence, from bestselling author Tony Buzan.

    - Physical Intelligence consists of overall physical fitness, balance, agility and coordination, anticipation, reaction time, strength, flexibility and aerobic fitness. - It is a quality we all share. We can temporarily lose it - but it can always be regained. - By training yourself to be physically intelligent, you can become physically coordinated, balanced and poised. As you develop this intelligence, you will find yourself more able to play all and any physical sports. - The more balanced and physically fit your body becomes, the more balanced and mentally fit your brain will become. The two work in harmony.

  • Jonathan Livingston Seagull: A Story

    The complete edition of a timeless classic, includes the recently rediscovered Part Four and `Last Words' by Richard Bach.Jonathan Livingston Seagull, the most celebrated inspirational fable of our time, tells the story of a bird determined to be more than ordinary. `Most gulls don't bother to learn more than the simplest facts of flight - how to get from shore to food and back again,' writes author Richard Bach in this allegory about a unique bird named Jonathan Livingston Seagull. `For most gulls it is not flying that matters, but eating. For this gull, though, it was not eating that mattered, but flight.' Flight is indeed the metaphor that makes this story soar. This bestselling modern classic is a fable about seeking a higher purpose in life, even if your flock, tribe or neighbourhood finds your ambition threatening (at one point our beloved gull is even banished from his flock). By not compromising his higher vision, Jonathan learns the meaning of love and kindness and gets the ultimate payoff - transcendence. The dreamy illustrations by Russell Munson provide just the right illustrations for this spirituality classic that has inspired thousands of readers to follow their own path in life and so fulfill their true potential.

  • The Speckled People

    The childhood world of Hugo Hamilton is a confused place. His father, a brutal Irish nationalist, demands his children speak Gaelic at home whilst his mother, a softly spoken German emigrant who escaped Nazi Germany at the beginning of the war, encourages them to speak German. All Hugo wants to do is speak English. English is, after all, what the other children in Dublin speak. English is what they use when they hunt down Hugo (or Eichmann as they dub him) in the streets of Dublin, and English is what they use when they bring him to trial and execute him at a mock seaside court. Out of this fear and confusion Hugo tries to build a balanced view of the world, to turn the twisted logic of what he is told into truth. It is a journey that ends in liberation but not before this little boy has uncovered the dark and long-buried secrets that lie at the bottom of his parents' wardrobe.

  • Mog the Forgetful Cat

    Share in fifty years of a really remarkable cat...

    A very special fiftieth anniversary edition of the very first adventure of Mog the Forgetful Cat!

    Fifty years ago, everyone's favourite family cat, Mog, first got into trouble for her forgetfulness, and she has been loved ever since for her funny and warm-hearted escapades.

    From Judith Kerr, the bestselling author of The Tiger Who Came to Tea, the beloved Mog stories still delight children all over the world, and this special anniversary edition of Mog the Forgetful Cat celebrates this unforgettable cat's very first adventure.

    The perfect gift for families, boys, girls, fans of Judith Kerr, and anyone who has ever known or loved a cat!

  • The World

    The third book in a major new series for middle-to-high ability levels at Key Stage 3. Material is arranged thematically in structured and manageable chapter units, with integral, real, case studies.

    1. A global sense of place
    2. Weather and climate
    3. Population
    4. Tectonic hazards
    5. Tourism
    6. Cities
    7. Environmental and Resource Issues
    8. Bangladesh
    9. The United States of America

  • TOO SOON TO PANIC

    The long-awaited sequel to the bestselling classic memoir, A Handful of Summers. Gordon Forbes played for the South African Davis Cup team in the 50s and early 60s and returned to the circuit as a writer and observer. In 'Too Soon to Panic' he takes the readers behind the scenes at the big tournaments - Wimbledon, Roland Garros and Flushing Meadows; Germany, Spain and Italy - and introduces them to many of tennis's most extraordinary and dynamic characters, including Mark McCormack, Rod Laver, Jim Courier and Andre Agassi. Crammed with riotously funny anecdotes and vivid evocations of the innocence and camaraderie of the game in Forbes's day - when tennis as still a gentlemanly, amateur and often rather ramshackle affair - and insightful observations on today's glamorous game - where money reigns and sheer strength sometimes seems to conquer skill - Forbes explores the remarkable changes that have come over the sport in the last forty years.

  • Hercule Poirot. One, Two, Buckle My Shoe

    A dentist lies murdered at his Harley Street practice... The dentist was found with a blackened hole below his right temple. A pistol lay on the floor near his outflung right hand. Later, one of his patients was found dead from a lethal dose of local anaesthetic. A clear case of murder and suicide. But why would a dentist commit a crime in the middle of a busy day of appointments? A shoe buckle holds the key to the mystery. Now - in the words of the rhyme - can Poirot pick up the sticks and lay them straight?

  • Royal Flash

    Coward, scoundrel, lover and cheat, but there is no better man to go into the jungle with. Join Flashman in his adventures as he survives fearful ordeals and outlandish perils across the four corners of the world. A mission calls for a master of disguise, deceit and treachery: there's only one man for the job. When a legendary femme fatale delivers him into the clutches of the dastardly Otto von Bismarck, Flashman will need all the cunning and seductive charm he can muster to escape this plot.

  • At Freddie's (Flamingo)

    From the Booker Prize-winner of 'Offshore' comes this entertaining tale of a chaotic stage school and its singular headmistress. With a new introduction by Simon Callow. It is the 1960s, in London's West End, and Freddie is the formidable proprietress of the Temple Stage School. Of unknown age and provenance, Freddie is a skirt-swathed enigma - a woman who by sheer force of character and single-minded thrust has turned herself and her school into a national institution. Anyone who is anyone must know Freddie. At Freddie's is a wickedly droll comedy of the theatre and its terminally eccentric devotees.