Based around the Mayan prophecy that claims the human race will end on 21 December 2012, Steve Alten's bestselling Mayan Prophecy trilogy is a thrilling bestseller. The stories delve into ancient legacies, the pyramids of Mexico and Egypt and the Nazca desert drawings and spins a chilling story that is brilliantly researched. Full of conspiracy and dark forces, these books will keep you up at night and might well have you glancing nervously at your calendar as we approach this December...
The Kimberley Chambers Set contains three fascinating books that are impossible to put down. Her debut Billie Jo is a thrilling read that tells the story of Terry, 'the lucky villain with a heart of gold'. He is planning on leaving the wife he hates to marry his pregnant secretary, but how will his adored daughter Billie Jo take this news? Fate is about to deal a terrible hand, leaving her protected world in tatters. Born Evil sees Debbie Dawson fall in love with Billy McDaid and then fall pregnant, but the little boy is sadistic, nasty and pure evil. He begins to tear the family apart. The Betrayer is a story that starts in 1975 and ends in 2005, and describes the trials and tribulations of the Hutton family. Eldest son Tommy has done ten years for murder but promises to go straight on his release. He struggles to keep his promise as many family secrets are revealed and unveiled. Gritty thrillers full of murder and betrayal that will appeal to fans of Martina Cole.
The Forgotten Legion Chronicles trilogy is bestselling author Ben Kane's gritty portrayal of first century BC Rome in all its grandeur. Fast-paced historical fiction that perfectly captures the era, these books are exciting and unputdownable. Romulus and Fabiola are twins born into slavery but at thirteen years old, they are sold. Tarquinius is a born enemy of Rome, but doomed to fight for the Republic. Brennus' entire family was killed by the Romans, and he rises to become one of the most famous and feared gladiators. The lives of these characters are bound and interwoven in an odyssey which begins in a Rome riven by political corruption and violence, but ends at the very border of the known world, where the tattered remnants of a once-huge Roman army - the Forgotten Legion - will fight against overwhelming odds. The following books continue their adventures, taking in North Africa and the assassination of Julius Caesar.
Reverend Francis Oughterard is a doughty crime-fighter and flustered murderer, who gets himself out of tricky situations with the help of his world-weary cat Maurice and mongrel Bouncer. The creation of Suzette A. Hill, each novel offers a delightfully different and hilarious take on the mystery genre as the eccentric Reverend gets into a number of scrapes and blunders.
A great introduction to Carrie Vaughn’s fascinating late night radio DJ Kitty Norville, this three book set is full of supernatural thrills and spills. Fast-paced and darkly funny, these three novels see Kitty, herself a werewolf, offer late night talk show advice to the ‘supernaturally disadvantaged’ as she is deluged with calls from desperate witches, vampires and werewolves all wishing to share their woes. Riddled with mystery and intrigue, each story is gripping and full of unexpected turns.
This collection of Club Penguin sticker and activity books brings the massively popular multi-player online game to the page. Fans will love letting their imagination run wild with the bright and colourful sticker scenes, puzzles and quizzes hosted by the likes of Captain Rockhopper and Sensei. Children will be able to help the penguins become ninjas and learn lots about puffles too!
1688. Beth Ambrose has led a sheltered life within the walls of Merryfields, her family home on the outskirts of London; a place where her parents provide a sanctuary for melancholic souls. A passionate and gifted artist, Beth shares a close bond with Johannes the painter, a troubled resident at Merryfields, who nurtures her talents and takes her on as his apprentice.
But as political tensions begin to rise in the capital, Noah Leyton arrives at their door in the middle of the night with a proposition that turns Beth's world upside down. Meanwhile, Merryfields becomes refuge to a mysterious new guest, whose connections provide an opportunity for Beth to fulfil her artistic ambitions. But she soon realises it comes at a price.
As the Glorious Revolution begins to throw the whole country into turmoil, can Beth find the courage to follow her heart and defend all she holds dear? And change the course of history for good . . .
Monty Don invites readers into the Gardeners' World garden in Gardening at Longmeadow, a beautiful hardback that shows us how he created the beautiful garden. An inspiring book full of Monty's charm and infectious enthusiasm for plants, this is a must for anyone with green fingers. Paying attention to the finer details, this is a joy to read and has plenty of step-by-step advice that will appeal to all levels of gardener. The presenter describes the magic of each area of a garden at different times of the year, and explains the basics of what to do when and how to get the most from each plant in your garden.
Introducing Practical Guides Collection - 3 Books (collection)
The Big Ideas Set contains three books that are practical, focused and jargon-free guides that will help you get your head around highly topical subjects. Discover the secrets of successful people and learn how we could all benefit from applying what they know to our own lives. The three books explain why NLP is the buzz acronym and will show you how you can deal with problems, master any situation and explore the roots of the discipline. The Beginner's Guide to CBT describes how to use cognitive behavioural therapy's insights to improve your life.
A magical mix of the personal and political, the humorous and the tragic, the historic and the modern, Wogan?s Ireland is an evocative look at how the emerald isle has changed over the years. Through the eyes of one of our most loved TV and radio personalities, who left Ireland in the early 1960s after a childhood in Limerick and early career in Dublin, this fascinating tribute to a beautiful, complex and contradictory nation is packed with wit and nostalgia. Imbued with Terry Wogan?s inimitable style, this wonderful hardback will make a gorgeous gift.
An objective and insightful reflection on the life and career of an inspired but hugely complex man, Brian Clough ? Nobody Ever Says Thank You is a fascinating biography from Financial Times football correspondent Jonathan Wilson. A controversial and colourful character, Clough was often referred to as `the greatest manager England never had?, but his tumultuous career took in many highs and lows, from bringing silverware to the East Midlands to a traumatic 44 days at Leeds, his time in football is brought into sharp focus by Wilson, who seeks to place him amongst other 20th century football legends.
A remarkable story of global domination, The Official Encyclopedia of Manchester United details all the struggles and successes of a world famous football club. Packed with stunning photographs and all the facts and figures you could ever wish to know about the Old Trafford club, this lavish hardback charts United?s growth from a combination of a railway company and a cricket club in 1878 into a superpower of the British game. With profiles of all the stars that made the club the force it is today and a detailed historical look at United?s finest hours, this is a must-have for fans of the reds.