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Now you too can enjoy speaking Swiss German. With this survival guide's over 200 cartoons and 2000 words and phrases, it's not just easy, it is downright fun.
Ex-President Bill Clinton, James Patterson
'The President Is Missing is a big, splashy juggernaut of a novel, combining thrills with a truly authentic look at the inner happenings in Washington. With details only a President could know, and the kind of suspense only James Patterson can deliver. You will read it in one gulp.
Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old history teacher, but he's been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England to Jazz-Age Paris, from New York to the South Seas, Tom has seen it all.
As long as he keeps changing his identity he can keep one step ahead of his past - and stay alive. The only thing he must not do is fall in love . . .
A life-affirming and bittersweet novel about losing and finding yourself.
A popular take on world events that puts the 'geo' back into geopolitics
Widely travelled reporter Tim Marshall uses maps, essays and the occasional personal experience, as well as explorations of the past, present and future, to offer a guide to geography as a major determining factor in world history. Now in paperback.
Rudyard Keepling, Frederica Frenna (illustr)
Family classic: The popular adventure is retold in beautifully illustrated search and find scenes where we follow the characters through the story. Each page is full of characters to find and details to spot in the busy scenes, such as Mowgli learning the laws of the jungle, the monkeys in the temple, and Baloo and Bagheera meeting Kaa.
Beautiful illustrations are accompanied by abridged text, perfect for sharing with young readers, and introducing them to Rudyard Kipling's classic story.
Kings Road Publishing
A stunning new contemporary novel from the author of the Seven Sisters series.
Young Helena spent a magical holiday in Cyprus at Pandora, the house of her Godfather, where she fell in love for the first time. Twenty-four years later she returns to spend the summer there with her family. As soon as Helena arrives at Pandora, she knows that its idyllic beauty masks a web of secrets that she has kept from William, her husband, and Alex, her son. When, by chance, Helena meets her childhood sweetheart, a chain of events is set in motion that threatens to make her past and present collide.
From the bestselling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring and The Last Runaway
Arriving at his fourth school in six years, diplomat's son Osei knows he needs an ally if he is to survive his first day - so he's lucky to hit it off with Dee, the most popular girl in school. But one student can't stand to witness this budding relationship: Ian decides to destroy the friendship between the black boy and the golden girl.
The tragedy of Othello is transposed to a 1970s suburban Washington schoolyard in Tracy Chevalier's powerful drama of friends torn apart by jealousy, bullying and betrayal.
Winnie and Wilbur. In a medieval castle. In disguise. What could possibly go wrong . . .?
In this latest picture book from Valerie Thomas and Korky Paul Winnie and Wilbur go back in time to enjoy all the thrills and spectacle of castle life and they'd like you to join them!
Oxford University Press
The second book in a hilarious, heart-warming series for children from Costa award winner A.L.Kennedy, in which Badger Bill must do all he can to prevent his very unusual friend Uncle Shawn from being committed to the Maximum Security Institute of Unusualness. But all Bill has to help him are four bickering llamas, one pirate boy and one invisible girl. What could possibly go wrong?
age 7 year+, first reader book
A memoir to stand alongside classics by the likes of Jeanette Winterson and Lorna Sage ?
EDUCATED is an account of the struggle for self-invention. It is a tale of fierce family loyalty, and of the grief that comes with the severing of the closest of ties.
Alan Bennett's third collection of prose "Keeping On Keeping On" follows in the footsteps of the phenomenally successful "Writing Home" and "Untold Stories". This latest collection contains Bennett's peerless diaries 2005 to 2015. There's a provocative sermon on private education given before the University at King's College Chapel, Cambridge, and 'Baffled at a Bookcase' offers a passionate defence of the public library.
This is an engaging, humane, sharp, funny and unforgettable record of life according to the inimitable Alan Bennett.
Discover an underground world full of tunnels and mystery in this middle grade adventure from the bestselling, Pulitzer-nominated author of Heroes of the Frontier and Her Right Foot.
What if nothing was as it seemed? What if the ground beneath your feet was not made of solid earth and stone but had been hollowed into hundreds of tunnels and passageways? What if there were mysterious forces in these tunnels, mere inches below you as you sit in class or eat a banana?
Age 8-13 years
Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben shares his deep love of woods and forests and explains the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in the woodland and the amazing scientific processes behind the wonders of which we are blissfully unaware.
Drawing on groundbreaking new discoveries, Wohlleben presents the science behind the secret and previously unknown life of trees and their communication abilities.
The addictive new psychological thriller from the author of The Girl on the Train.
Random House UK
Little bunny is hiding! Very young children will love peeping through the holes and touching the textured pages in this beautiful hide-and-seek board book, spotting a badger, chick and other animals as they search for the elusive little bunny. A lovely Easter gift for a baby or toddler, sure to be read many times.
age 6 months +
There are seven themed scenes: town, building site, park, farm, rescue, sea, up and away - with sturdy tabs for young children to find their favourite pages. Children can then explore the big scenes, find the vehicles and read the name labels in the panels. With a naughty French bulldog to spot on each scene as well.
Using five delicious, healthy ingredients, cleverly combined, you'll conjure up the most exiting nutritious food, ready to tuck in to in less than 30 minutes .
With every of the over 130 recipes you'll find a visual ingredient guide, serving size, timings, a short, easy-to-follow method, and quick-reference nutritional information.
They twinkle in the night sky, but what exactly are stars? Which one's the nearest? Can humans visit a star? Curious little children can lift over 30 flaps to find the answers to these questions and many more in this delightful introduction to stars and the night sky, with simple explanations and gorgeous illustrations on every page.
Children aged 3+
From squirrels and hedgehogs to sea horses and star fish, there are over 200 familiar words for children to discover and talk about in this delightful word book. Each word is accompanied by a friendly illustration, and the words are grouped into themes such as woodland animals, birds, flowers and plants and on the shore.
Introducing little ones to the natural world, this charmingly illustrated book allows them to spot familiar pictures and learn new words.
Children aged 2+
by George Saunders, Winner of the Man Booker Price
The extraordinary first novel by the bestselling, Folio Prize-winning, National Book Award-shortlisted George Saunders, about Abraham Lincoln and the death of his eleven year old son, Willie, at the dawn of the Civil War
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