The Comical Tragedy or Tragical Comedy of Mr Punch
In his grandfather’s failing seaside arcade, a young boy encounters a mysterious Punch and Judy man and a woman who plays a mermaid. In this dark tale, told by bestselling novelist Neil Gaiman and with painted illustration by Dave McKean, the strange and violent puppets unleash nightmarish secrets of the past.
WINX CLUB GN VOL 02 SECRETS ALFEA (Winx Club (Viz Media))Paperback – 19 July 2012
“Secrets of Alfea To hone her fairy powers, Bloom enrolls at Alfea, a school for fairies in the world of Magix. But when wayward witches known as The Trix threaten to ruin a party at Alfea, it’s up to Bloom to save the day with some quick thinking!”
The Giver of Stars : Fall in love with the enchanting Sunday Times bestseller from the author of Me Before You
DON’T MISS THE STANDALONE NEW NOVEL FROM JOJO MOYES, THE NO. 1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF ME BEFORE YOU, AFTER YOU AND STILL ME
‘A wonderful novel. The Giver of Stars is the most sweeping, dramatic, richly evocative book, full of brilliantly feisty women’ Sophie Kinsella
‘Alice had come halfway across the world to find that, yet again, she was considered wanting. Well, she thought, if that was what everyone thought, she might as well live up to it.’
England, late 1930s, and Alice Wright – restless, stifled – makes an impulsive decision to marry wealthy American Bennett Van Cleve and leave her home and family behind.
But stuffy, disapproving Baileyville, Kentucky, where her husband favours work over his wife and is dominated by his overbearing father, is not the adventure – or the escape – that she hoped for.
That is, until she meets Margery O’Hare, a troublesome woman – and daughter of a notorious felon – the town wishes to forget.
Margery’s on a mission to spread the wonder of books and reading to the poor and lost – and she needs Alice’s help.
Trekking alone under big open skies, through wild mountain forests, Alice, Margery and their fellow sisters of the trail discover freedom, friendship – and a life to call their own.
But when Baileyville turns against them, will their belief in one another – and the power of the written word – be enough to save them?
Inspired by a remarkable true story, The Giver of Stars features five incredible women who will prove to be every bit as beloved as Lou Clark, the unforgettable heroine of Me Before You.
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Praise for Jojo Moyes:
‘Moyes somehow manages to break your heart before restoring your faith in love’ Sunday Express
‘Storytelling at its best’ Marie Claire
‘A triumph’ Heat
‘A deeply satisfying book full of big emotions’ Good Housekeeping
‘Britain’s best contemporary female author’ Sun on Sunday
My Encyclopedia of Very Important Things: For Little Learners Who Want to Know EverythingHardcover – 1 Sept. 2016
A charming children’s first encyclopedia bursting with facts about the world, animals, people, planets, and, very importantly, you!Finally, the world is at your little learner’s fingertips for all in storybook format with exciting graphic novel elements. Introduce children aged 4 – 7 to the foundations of what makes the world turn during story time with this range of encyclopedias.The world is so much bigger than young minds can fathom and there is always more to learn. My Encylopedia of Very Important Things is a mind-boggling collection of everything interesting to get you on your way to knowing it all. Full of fun facts for kids, colourful illustrations, and games that will feed your imagination. This kids encyclopedia is filled with age appropriate knowledge on a range of topics that is complementary to your school’s curriculum.Explore our world and its place in the galaxy – from animals and people, to planets and very importantly about yourself! Go on a journey to discover a world of information. Learn about just how many animals are there and how they live and communicate. Find out about our history – cavemen, the first explorers, ancient Egyptians and even dinosaurs. There’s so much crammed into one place and it’s all put into colourful and engaging ways suitable for young inquisitive minds.Tell The Story Of The World One Page At A Time!My Encyclopedia of Very Important Things is the perfect blending of adorable, simple illustrations with rich photography and lively text. Made for you and young minds to read together or alone and formatted with a ribbon bookmark to pick up right wherever you left off. This truly is the ideal first reference book for young readers.This educational book takes you on a journey through:-Very Important Things About People-Very Important Things About Me-Very important Things About My Planet-Very Important Things About Places-Very Important Things About AnimalsMy Encyclopedia of Very Important Things is part of the educational series My Very Encyclopedia series. Complete the collection and learn more about the world around you, the animals that walk, fly and swim and the dinosaurs who ruled the earth before them. Shortlisted The School Library Association Information Book Award 2017Best Children’s Book in the Junior Design Awards 2017
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Extremely funny . . . inspired lunacy . . . [and] over much too soon.”—The Washington Post Book WorldSOON TO BE A HULU SERIES • Now celebrating the pivotal 42nd anniversary of the original radio show on which the book was based.Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American ReadSeconds before Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last fifteen years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.Together, this dynamic pair began a journey through space aided by a galaxyful of fellow travelers: Zaphod Beeblebrox—the two-headed, three-armed ex-hippie and totally out-to-lunch president of the galaxy; Trillian (formerly Tricia McMillan), Zaphod’s girlfriend, whom Arthur tried to pick up at a cocktail party once upon a time zone; Marvin, a paranoid, brilliant, and chronically depressed robot; and Veet Voojagig, a former graduate student obsessed with the disappearance of all the ballpoint pens he’s bought over the years.Where are these pens? Why are we born? Why do we die? For all the answers, stick your thumb to the stars!Praise for The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy“A whimsical oddyssey . . . Characters frolic through the galaxy with infectious joy.”—Publishers Weekly“Irresistable!”—The Boston Globe
Dior by Dior: The autobiography of Christian Dior (V&A Fashion Perspectives)Paperback – 7 Aug. 2018
Christian Dior (1905–1957) rocketed to fame with his first collection in 1947 when the “New Look” took the world by storm. This charming and modest autobiography gives a fascinating and detailed insight into the workings of a great fashion house, while revealing the private man behind the high-profile establishment. It is also a unique portrait of classic Paris haute couture of the 1950s and offers a rare glimpse behind the scenes. Dior details his childhood in Granville, the family and friends closest to him, his most difficult years and sudden success, as well as his sources of inspiration and creative processes.
The Birth of Christianity: Discovering What Happened in the Years Immediately After the Execution of JesusPaperback – 1 April 1999
In this national bestseller, John Dominic Crossan reveals how Christianity emerged in the period following Jesus’s death. Very little is commonly known about the 30s and 40s BCE, compared to the years following. Crossan, the world’s leading expert on the historical Jesus, reconstructs that era, relying on a multidisciplinary approach. Analyzing oral tradition, comparing Gospel manuscripts, and researching cross-cultural anthropological studies, Crossan shines new light on the theological and cultural contexts from which the Christian church arose. The Birth of Christianity thoroughly illuminates the mysterious period of time that set Western religious history on the path it has followed for the last two thousand years. John Dominic Crossan is generally regarded as the leading historical Jesus scholar in the world. He is the author of several bestselling books, including The Historical Jesus, Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography, The Birth of Christianity, and Who Killed Jesus? He lives in Clermont, Florida. “Ambitious and groundbreaking, The Birth of Christianity is a must read for those with a serious interest in Jesus and the early church.” – Toronto Star