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  • Winter Story

    Step into the exquisite miniature world of the mice of Brambly Hedge in this beautiful new edition of the classic picture book.

  • Complete Works

    In print since 1948, this is a single-volume collection of Oscar Wilde's texts. It contains his only novel, The Portrait of Dorian Gray as well as his plays, stories, poems, essays and letters. Illustrated with many photographs, the book includes introductions to each section by Wilde's grandon, Merlin Holoand, Owen Dudley Edwards, Declan Kibertd and Terence Brown. A comprehensive bibliography of works by and about Oscar Wilde together with a chronological table of his life and work are also included.

  • The Sunday Times Guide to the Internet 2001

    As the internet grows, its web of information becomes even more complex. The Sunday Times Guide to the Internet 2002 presents a jargon-free, friendly companion to the internet updated to include all recent developments.Written by Matthew Wall, author of the Sunday Times Web Wise column, it will appeal to all those who want to get online and use the net without the technical jargon which puts off non-specialists. Making ample use of screen shots, real examples and lively text, The Sunday Times Guide to the Internet covers:Getting started on the Internet (what computer you need, modems and Internet Service Providers)Surfing the net (web browsers, finding what you want, seach engines, news services etc)Security on the Web (protecting your family, viruses, encryption, regulation)Electronic mail (how it works, security features, protecting your privacy)Making the most of the web (web radio, web TV, web telephone, digital music)Glossary and list of useful web sitesThroughout the text is illustrated with screen shots showing you what you will actually see on-screen, and so making the book more immediate and helpful. There are also many helpful tips and warnings scattered through the book.

  • Thailand

    A revised edition of this popular map of Thailand that highlights the key tourist features and classified road network against a background of hillshading and attractive layer colouring. Scale 1:1 500 000; 1 cm to 15 km; 1 inch to 24 milesMAIN FEATURES Detailed physical map with attractive hillshading and layer colouring and showing key tourist sites, areas of natural beauty, local activity centres and main transport links. AREA OF COVERAGE All of Thailand extending from the Indian Ocean to its borders with Myanmar (Burma), Laos, Cambodia and Malaysia. INCLUDES Useful features include detailed city maps of Bangkok and Chiang Mai, large scale inset maps of the holiday islands of Koh Phuket and Koh Samui, essential travel connections guide and distance chart. Comprehensive place name index to towns, villages and places of interest on reverse of sheet. WHO THE PRODUCT IS AIMED AT The ideal map for the independent traveller for both planning and using on a trip. Also useful for home and business reference. OTHER PRODUCTS IN THE SERIES Indian Subcontinent Thailand Singapore & Malaysia China Japan

  • When Eight Bells Toll

    From the acclaimed master of action and suspense. The all time classic

    Millions of pounds in gold bullion are being pirated in the Irish Sea. Investigations by the British Secret Service, and a sixth sense, have bought Philip Calvert to a bleak, lonely bay in the Western Highlands. But the sleepy atmosphere of Torbay is deceptive. The place is the focal point of many mysterious disappearances. Even the unimaginative Highland Police Sergeant seems to be acting a part. But why?

    This story is Alistair MacLean at his enthralling best. It has all the edge-of-the-seat suspense, and dry humour that millions of readers have devoured for years.

  • Technical Drawing Gce and CSE

    Exam Board: any Level & Subject: GCSE and A-level Step-by-step practical guide to the basics of technical drawing. This covers all of the basic drawing techniques, rules and styles. It builds up the level of difficulty gradually through simple practice drawings. Contents include standard symbols, isometric, oblique, orthographic, thick/thin lines, dimensioning and the creation of objects using geometry. The skills developed will cover you for the majority of technical drawing areas for engineering, construction, architectural or other design fields.

  • If I Don't Write it, Nobody Else Will

    The long awaited story of one of Britain's greatest comic legends. 'Some people walk on stage and the audience warms to them. You can't explain it, and you shouldn't try. It's an arrogant assumption to say you 'decide' to become a comedian. The audience decides for you.' Eric Sykes, December 2001 From his early days writing scripts for Bill Fraser and Frankie Howerd through decades of British radio and television comedy - `Educating Archie', `Sykes And A ...', `Curry and Chips', `The Plank' - to his present day ventures into film and theatre, starring in `The Others' with Nicole Kidman and appearing in Peter Hall's recent production of `As You Like It', Eric Sykes has carved himself an enduring place as one of Britain's greatest writers and performers. In his much anticipated autobiography, Sykes reveals his extraordinary life working alongside a generation of legendary comedians and entertainers, despite being dogged by deafness and eventually virtual blindness. His hearing problems began in the early days of his career in the 1950s, around the time he wrote, directed and performed in the spoof pantomime `Pantomania' for the BBC. Undeterred however, Sykes learned to lip-read, going on to write and appear in a number of BBC productions including `Opening Night' and Val Parnell's `Saturday Spectacular', the first of two shows he made with Peter Sellers, a great life-long friend. From 1959 until her death in 1980, Syke's starred with Hattie Jacques in one of Britain's best loved sitcoms `Sykes and A ...' Throughout the two decade run of this show he continued to work alongside a host of stars including Charlie Drake, Tommy Cooper, Tony Hancock, Spike Milligan, Johnny Speight, Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. Eric Sykes's comedy has always sported an essential core of warm humanity and this, along with his genuine creative genius, continues to prove an unforgettably winning combination.

  • Castles

    The book reveals how castles were built, not only for people to live in, but also to keep enemies out. Detailed illustrations show the materials that were used and special precautions that were taken to ensure castles would provide adequate defence. Photographs show several examples of castles and castle remains that can still be visited today.

  • Freshwater Life: Britain and Northern Europe

    Covering Britain and northern Europe, including the mainly freshwater environment of the Baltic Sea, this guide describes and illustrates over 900 species of plant and animal visible with the naked eye.

  • Collins New School Dictionary

    The essential dictionary for success in all subjects in secondary school, based on extensive teacher research and incorporating numerous extra helpful features. All spellings, whether regular or irregular, shown to build confidence Simple straightforward explanations Full sentences help demonstrate meaning Real examples from the Bank of English illustrate the word in use PLUS Guidance on how to get it right Spelling tips and reminders Similar words for vocabulary building Interesting word histories Grammar notes on the building blocks of language Simple pronunciations for difficult words Key words for exam subjects

  • Forest Mage

    From the author of }The Tawny Man Trilogy{, this follows the success of }Shaman's Crossing{, which sold over 23,000 copies. 'Hobb is one of the great modern fantasy writers...' }The Times

  • Weaveworld

    Reissue of the highly acclaimed thriller by the world's most outstanding dark fantasist. WEAVEWORLD is an epic adventure of the imagination. It begins with a carpet in which a world of rapture and enchantment is hiding; a world which comes to life, alerting the dark forces and beginning a desperate battle to preserve the last vestiges of magic which Humankind still has access to. WEAVEWORLD is a book of visions and horrors, a story of quest, titanic struggles, of love and of hope. It is a triumph of imagination and storytelling, an adventure, a nightmare, a promise... `Barker's fecundity of invention is beyond praise. In a world of hard-bitten horror and originality, Clive Barker dislocates your mind.' THE MAIL ON SUNDAY.

  • The "Two Towers" Creatures Guide

    This is a full colour paperback guide to the monsters and peoples in the "Lord of the Rings" film trilogy. Packed with photographs and drawings, this introduction shows how the filmmakers have realized the inhabitants of Tolkien's Middle-earth. The book includes photographs of creatures from "The Fellowship of the Ring", from the benign Hobbits to Lurtz, the ill-fated leader of the Uruk-hai, as well as Sauron, the Balrog, the Cave Troll and the Watcher in the water. The book also includes photographs and details of races prominent in the "The Two Towers", including the Rohirrim, the tree-like Ents, the wolverine Wargs and the flying Fell Beasts. Serving both as an introduction for children and a visual reference for adult movie buffs, the fictional world is augmented in the book with some behind-the-scenes details on how each creature has been designed and brought to life, revealing just enough of the filmmaking magic not to ruin the illusion. The book also includes a free fold-out chart.

  • The Silver Chair

    A full-colour paperback edition of The Silver Chair, book six in the classic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Narnia. This edition is complete with full-colour cover and interior art by the original illustrator, Pauline Baynes. Through dangers untold and caverns deep and dark, a noble band of friends is sent to rescue a prince held captive. But their mission to Underland brings them face-to-face with an evil more beautiful and more deadly than they ever expected. Enter a land where enchantment rules in The Silver Chair, the sixth book in C. S. Lewis's classic fantasy series. For over sixty years it has been drawing readers of all ages into a magical land with unforgettable characters. This is a complete stand-alone read, but if you want to discover what happens in the final days of Narnia, read The Last Battle, the seventh and concluding book in The Chronicles of Narnia.

  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

    The classic story of Narnia, the fantastic land that lies beyond an ordinary wardrobe door.

    On the other side of that wardrobe door lies a world full of magic. A world frozen in the perpetual winter of the White Witch's enchantment. A world where Christmas never comes. Would you have the courage to stand shoulder to shoulder with Aslan, the Great Lion, and fight the Witch to free the land of Narnia? Are you brave enough to share the adventures that change the lives of Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy forever.

    This timeless novel provides many wonderful passages for the study of narrative, as well as complex characters and motivations ideal for class discussion.

  • 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.

  • Symphonie Nr. 3 a-Moll Op. 56 Orchestre

    Mendelssohns Musik eilt der Gesamtausgabe hin und wieder voraus. Bei den vier grossen Konzert-Ouverturen waren es 2005 die Einzelausgaben, die Christian Martin Schmidt voranstellte. Bei der ""Schottischen"" Symphonie wurde im November 2004 fur die Leipziger Mendelssohn-Festtage und Gewandhauskapellmeister Herbert Blomstedt vorab ein Auffuhrungsmaterial angefertigt. Nun kommen alle Orchester und Dirigenten in den Genuss der praktischen Ausgabe - und die Wissenschaftler durch die Gesamtausgabe an den ausfuhrlich kommentierten Notentext. Wieder sorgen dabei die Forscher mit ihrer Quellenrecherche fur eine dicke Uberraschung, da sich neben der bekannten Druckfassung von 1842/43 (= Neuausgabe PB/ob 5508) in einer Partiturabschrift die ""Londoner"" Fassung vom Juni 1842 erhalten hat. Nur hier lasst sich die (erste) Revision durch den Komponisten nach der Leipziger Urauffuhrung klar ablesen. Die viel gespielte ""Schottische"", die Mendelssohn ubrigens nie so genannt hat, erscheint in neuem Licht.

  • Lance Armstrong: Tour De Force

    Lance Armstrong rewrote the record books in 2005 when he won the Tour de France for an unprecedented seventh time. Daniel Coyle followed his progress, throughout that season, examining what made him push himself to the limit of his endurance, for his bestselling book Tour de Force now fully updated with his celebrated return to the Tour in 2009. The world's most challenging athletic endeavour is also one of the biggest and most popular annual sports events in the world. The 2005 race witnessed Texan Lance Armstrong clinch his seventh Tour de France victory - something that no other rider has achieved in the event's 100-year history. This book looks into the unprecedented build up to the Tour, focusing on Armstrong's season and on the physical and mental limits of endurance through which he forced himself. Starting off in February when he made his annual move to Girona in Spain where preparation for the Tour becomes all-consuming, all the details of his hypermasochistic training regime will be unveiled, from sleeping in an altitude tent to the miles of gruelling riding through the pain barrier. This `inside story' also involves access to Armstrong's US Postal Service Team and key rivals in the battle for the Yellow Jersey - among them German Jan Ulrich, American Tyler Hamilton, and Spaniard Joseba Beloki. Above all, Armstrong's motivational strengths and burning desire to achieve are the focus of a book that celebrates a unique sporting phenomenon - a fascinating look at history in the making and the colourful world of professional road cycling.


    A lively, idiosyncratic, witty look at the heart of our political process by a man who has crossed over from observer to activist, to become one of our newest members of parliament. Boris Johnson, celebrated for his blonde thatch of hair as well as for his brilliant writing in the newspapers, and much liked for his appearances on television and radio, took notes throughout his period as prospective candidate and the election campaign. The result is a book that is lovely and fascinating, outspoken and funny, and yet raises real questions about the democratic process. Have you ever wondered about becoming a Member of Parliament? Or why other people do? Or considered what the prospective parliamentary candidates do as they stump around the constituency - making speeches, kissing babies, knocking on front doors, providing newspaper copy? Or what difference it makes to us? Boris Johnson has been a candidate in two elections. As a journalist, he is used to writing about politicians. Now he is himself being interviewed. So what does it feel like, with the tables turned? In his own inimitable style, Boris Johnson writes about his views on the role of MPs and what they can achieve today. He comments on life on the stump, and the pleasure (mostly) of meeting voters, on political parties, current issues, and how to persuade people to vote - all interwoven with stories of what happened to him on his way to a meeting...

  • Where on Earth?

    Where on Earth describes the journeys of significant explorers, revealing the lands they discovered and what they found there. Grid maps and grid references offer children an opportunity to find out for themselves where each explorer sailed.

    Lime/Band 11 books have longer sentence structures and a greater use of literary language.

    Text type - An information book.

    A colourful world map on pages 30 and 31 shows the routes the explorers took, providing lots of opportunities for speaking and listening, and work outside the reading session.

    Curriculum links - Geography: Where in the world is Barnaby Bear? Passport to the World.

    Fabulous Creatures - Are they Real? is another non-fiction title by Scoular Anderson at this level.

    This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery."

  • Vancouver: A Novel

    A GLOBE 100 Best Book of the Year

    In the grand tradition of Michener's Alaska and Rutherford's Sarum, bestselling authors David Cruise and Alison Griffiths have captured the essence of one of Canada's richest settings. Beginning in the dying era of the last Ice Age and spanning thousands of years, Vancouver starts with the story of the last survivor of a Siberian people and moves through history in a dynamic tapestry. Fascinating characters come to life, including a Russian cartographer, a Scottish trapper, a Chinese peasant boy and a young woman from the desperate streets of Vancouver's downtown eastside. All share a powerful attraction to this unique, storied place.

    An absorbing historical chronicle, Vancouver is a tale of human struggle and adventure, and a dazzling feat of storytelling.

  • The Last Party

    'The loveliest - and certainly the most human - book about pop music I've ever read ... A delightful and humane soap opera, a real page-turner, full of rounded and entirely recognisable characters.'

    Jon Ronson, Daily Telegraph


    Beginning in 1994 and closing in the first months of 1998, the UK passed through a cultural moment as distinct and as celebrated as any since the war. Founded on rock music, celebrity, boom-time economics and fleeting political optimism - this was 'Cool Britannia'. Records sold in their millions, a new celebrity elite emerged and Tony Blair's Labour Party found itself, at long last, returned to government.

    Drawing on interviews from all the major bands - including Oasis, Blur, Elastica and Suede - from music journalists, record executives and those close to government, The Last Party charts the rise and fall of the Britpop movement. John Harris was there; and in this gripping new book he argues that the high point of British music's cultural impact also signalled its effective demise - If rock stars were now friends of the government, then how could they continue to matter?

    Britpop in numbers:

    -There were an astonishing 2.6 million ticket applications for the Oasis gig at Knebworth in 1996. 1 in 24 of the British public wanted to see them play. In the end the band played to 250,000 fans across two nights with a guest list that ran to 7,000.

    -'Definitely, Maybe', Oasis's debut album, went straight to No 1, selling 100,000 copies in 4 days and outselling the Three Tenors in second place by a factor of 50%

    -On its first day in the shops Oasis's second album, 'What's The Story, Morning Glory', was selling at a rate of 2 copies a minute through HMV's London stores.

    - By 1997 Creation Records (which had been founded 12 years earlier with a bank loan of GBP1,000 by an ex-British Rail Clerk Alan McGee) announced a turnover of GBP36million thanks almost entirely to one band: Oasis.

  • Tolkien and the Great War: The Threshold of Middle-earth

    Acclamee comme <>, cette biographie primee explore J.R.R. Les experiences de guerre de Tolkien et leur impact sur sa vie et ses ecrits sur The Hobbit et The Lord of The Rings. "Etre pris dans la jeunesse en 1914 n'etait pas une experience moins hideuse qu'en 1939! En 1918, tous mes amis proches, sauf un, etaient morts." Donc, J.R.R. Tolkien a repondu aux critiques qui consideraient le Seigneur des anneaux comme une reaction a la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Tolkien et la Grande Guerre racontent pour la premiere fois toute l'histoire de sa jeunesse dans la creation de la Terre du Milieu alors que le monde qui l'entourait etait plonge dans une catastrophe. Cette biographie revele l'horreur et l'heroisme qu'il a connus en tant qu'officier des transmissions lors de la bataille de la Somme et presente le cercle d'amis qui a donne vie a sa mythologie. Cela montre comment, apres la mort de deux de ces brillants jeunes hommes, Tolkien a poursuivi le reve qu'ils avaient tous partage en lancant son epopee du bien et du mal. John Garth affirme que le fondement de l'experience tragique de la Premiere Guerre mondiale est la cle du pouvoir durable de la Terre du Milieu. Tolkien a utilise son imagination mythique non pour fuir la realite, mais pour reflechir et transformer le cataclysme de sa generation. Alors que ses contemporains se laissaient aller au desenchantement, il maintenait l'enchantement en vie, transformant toute une tradition litteraire en une forme qui resonne encore de nos jours. Il s'agit de la premiere biographie substantiellement nouvelle de Tolkien depuis 1977, qui a fait l'objet de recherches minutieuses et de sources distillees a partir de ses papiers de guerre personnels et de nombreuses autres sources.

  • GCSE Science

    The "Total Revision" series has been updated to reflect the changes to the GCSE exams in June 2003. The redesign incorporates features that should help students to revise effectively. Each title provides: content coverage for the GCSE specifications; short 20-minute revision sessions; "check yourself" questions to test understanding; "A* extra" information boxes for highlighting likely exam questions; and an exam practice chapter with guidance on exam technique.

  • 36 Improvisations-Modelle Piano

    Dudelsack und Tarantella, Scarlatti und Satie, Violalse Musette und Tango: Improvisieren am Klavier - in 36 verschiedenen Stilen. Diese Sammlung bietet lebendiges, uberzeugendes und leicht in die Praxis umsetzbares Material fur das Improvisieren auf dem Klavier an. Sie leitet an, wie man sich in vielen verschiedenen Stilen musikalisch ausdrucken kann - allein, aber auch zu zweit: es gibt viele Hinweise fur das Vierhandigspiel! Alle in diesem Buch vereinten Anregungen entstammen der langjahrigen Unterrichtspraxis des Autors. Alle sind vielfach erprobt worden; Sie werden vielen Klavierspielerinnen und Klavierspielern neue, vielfaltige und originelle Wege zum Improvisieren aufzeigen.