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  • English

    Ben Fogle

    Product Code: ENGF
    Hardback
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    Book People favourite Ben Fogle reveals what it means to be English in this entertaining series of anecdotes that celebrates the country's signature traits.

    From a cheese-rolling contest in Gloucestershire to queues, coastlines and sporting arenas, this is a brilliant read for anyone who ever wonders what makes the English English. It's full of eccentric peculiarities such as the shipping forecast, jellied eels and Marmite and also celebrates the relentless optimism (especially for better weather) in the face of adversity that is known as 'the Dunkirk spirit'.

    This light-hearted book pays tribute to England's history, culture and ideas and explains exactly what it means to be quintessentially English.
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  • Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World

    Kate Pankhurst

    Product Code: BIBFR
    Hardback
    (1)
    Kate Pankhurst, descendent of Emmeline Pankhurst, has created this wildly wonderful and accessible book about women who really changed the world. Discover fascinating facts about some of the most amazing women who changed the world we live in. Fly through the sky with the incredible explorer Amelia Earhart, and read all about the Wonderful Adventures of Mary Seacole with this fantastic full colour book. Bursting full of beautiful illustrations and astounding facts, Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World is the perfect introduction to just a few of the most incredible women who helped shaped the world we live in. List of women featured: Jane Austen, Gertrude Ederle, Coco Chanel, Frida Kahlo, Marie Curie, Mary Anning, Mary Seacole, Amelia Earhart, Agent Fifi, Sacagawa, Emmeline Pankhurst, Rosa Parks, Anne Frank
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  • Harry Potter: Collectible Quidditch Set

    Running Press

    Product Code: ARLJB
    Other
    Here is the first officially licensed "Harry Potter Collectible Quidditch Set" that includes: 1 Quaffle, 2 Bludgers, 1 non-removable Snitch, and 1 16x24" collectible poster all showcased in a decorative Quidditch trunk. Includes lock and key for trunk.
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  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind

    Yuval Noah Harari

    Product Code: ANDDK
    Paperback
    Yuval Noah Harari's A Brief History of Mankind will take you all the way through human history and explain how we came to live in the world we do today. From being insignificant apes to the discovery of fire, the beginnings of farming and how money and science make the world go round, it's a truly extraordinary tale and all told in witty and accessible prose.

    This incredible non-fiction book has sold over a million copies and can count individuals as diverse as Barack Obama, Bill Gates and Jarvis Cocker among its fans. It's a book you'll definitely remember reading for the first time.
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  • Harry Potter Knitting Magic

    Tanis Gray

    Product Code: CDDBB
    Hardback
    Introducing the first official Harry Potter knitting book - a deluxe guide to creating over 25 authentic Harry Potter knits based on the iconic films. Channel the magic of the Harry Potter films from the screen to your needles with the ultimate knitter's guide to the Wizarding World. Featuring over 25 magical knits, the book includes patterns for clothing, home projects and keepsakes pulled straight from the movies - and even includes a few iconic costume pieces as seen on-screen. With yarn suggestions based on the true colours used in the films, projects ranging from simple patterns like the Hogwarts house scarves to more complex projects like Mrs Weasley's Christmas jumper, knit your own wizarding world. Projects: Crafty Creatures: patterns for Hedwig; Cornish Pixie; Fluffy the Three-Headed Dog. Wizarding Wardrobe: patterns for Mrs Weasley's Home-Knit Christmas jumpers; and Hogwarts' house scarves. Inspired Apparel: clothes and accessories inspired by characters, artefacts and themes from the films such as a Expecto Patronum! mittens and Quidditch socks. Delightful Decor: dress your home with Harry Potter decorative accessories such as Hogwarts House mug cosies and Seven Horcruxes tea towels. A true fan must-have, this book also includes fun facts, original costume sketches, film stills, and other behind-the-scenes treasures. Harry Potter Knitting Magic is sure to have fans everywhere summoning needles, conjuring yarn, and practicing their best knitting wizardry.
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  • Can You See Me?

    Libby Scott

    Product Code: BXGHN
    Paperback
    Libby Scott and Rebecca Westcott's Can You See Me? is an endearing, insightful and uplifting book about autism, empathy and kindness.

    It reveals how people don't seem to realise what Tally's thinking, but actually she sees, hears and notices everything...
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  • Letter from Birmingham Jail

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Product Code: BMHGI
    Paperback
    (1)
    'Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.'This landmark missive from one of the greatest activists in history calls for direct, non-violent resistance in the fight against racism, and reflects on the healing power of love.Penguin Modern: fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit of the iconic Penguin Modern Classics series, with each one offering a concentrated hit of its contemporary, international flavour. Here are authors ranging from Kathy Acker to James Baldwin, Truman Capote to Stanislaw Lem and George Orwell to Shirley Jackson; essays radical and inspiring; poems moving and disturbing; stories surreal and fabulous; taking us from the deep South to modern Japan, New York's underground scene to the farthest reaches of outer space.
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  • Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

    Elena Favilli

    Product Code: AXDIA
    Hardback 7 years +
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    What if a princess didn't marry went on to become an astronaut? And what if the queen was the one really in charge of the kingdom?

    Illustrated by 60 female artists from every corner of the globe, this essential book introduces children to 100 remarkable women including Ada Lovelace to Malala, Elizabeth I to Serena Williams.

    A truly empowering, moving and inspirational read.

    This title was shortlisted for 2018's British Book Award Children's Book of the Year.
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  • The Suffragettes

    Product Code: ARDZQ
    Paperback
    'Once they are aroused, once they are determined, nothing on earth and nothing in heaven will make women give way; it is impossible.' It is a potted history of the women who pioneered feminism and changed the world. It is one of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.
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  • 50 Fantastic Ideas for Maths Outdoors

    Kirstine Beeley

    Product Code: AQFBX
    Paperback
    Outdoor learning is not just about taking what we do indoors and moving it out through the door of our setting. It involves equipment and experiences which are both unique and exciting. When planning for maths provision practitioners need to make sure they offer access to these amazing opportunities for learning and integrate them into children's ongoing play and exploration of their natural world. Designed to be used as a dip in dip out collection of easy to use ideas the author has tried to show how exciting outdoor learning can be developed on even the very smallest of budgets. As with all areas of early learning the author acknowledges the way that maths is integrated within play based exploration and linked to many other areas of learning. Offering ways to develop your existing provision as well as building new resources you will enjoy exploring all areas of early maths including number, pattern,shape and measuring.
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  • The Second Sex

    Simone de Beauvoir

    Product Code: AMPXK
    Paperback
    Vintage Feminism: classic feminist texts in short form. This book comes with an introduction by Natalie Haynes. When this book was first published in 1949 it was to outrage and scandal. Never before had the case for female liberty been so forcefully and successfully argued. De Beauvoir's belief that 'One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman' switched on light bulbs in the heads of a generation of women and began a fight for greater equality and economic independence. These pages contain the key passages of the book that changed perceptions of women forever.
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  • Against My Will

    Sophie Crockett

    Product Code: CDBUQ
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    'Asperger's made me a prisoner in my own home. When I finally entered the real world, evil was waiting.' A shocking true account of one girl's harrowing journey to survival. Sophie Crockett spent most of her childhood suffering from crippling anxiety. Diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, she became a virtual prisoner in her own home, afraid to venture outside. After battling with depression, eating disorders and self-harm, Sophie had the courage to re-enter society in her late teens. She was just 17 when she fell prey to ST, a violent bully who exploited her vulnerability and cruelly assumed complete coercive control over her life. He kept Sophie captive and refused to leave her alone; fed her, bathed her, even escorted her to the toilet. Sophie endured countless tirades of mental and physical abuse, kept as his sex slave while he repeatedly threatened to kill her. She was convinced it was the end. But through her bravery, and with little help from the authorities, Sophie was able to escape. This is her story.
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  • York Notes for AQA GCSE (9-1) Rapid Revision: Blood Brothers

    Product Code: BYKOP
    Paperback
    This handy little book will boost your revision and have you on track with your text in no time! Inside you will find: Easy-to-read bullet points - revise key content in a flash Key quotations - learn, practise, and remember instantly Model paragraphs - unlock great responses at a glance Quick quizzes and ideas maps - super-charge your revision! Plus: Top model answers - boost your level Lots of practice questions - prepare for success! Whether you are counting down to the exam, or need a bit of extra help studying the text, York Notes Rapid Revision will give you everything you need, in no time at all!
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  • York Notes for AQA GCSE (9-1) Rapid Revision: AQA English Language Paper 2

    Product Code: BYKOB
    Paperback
    Whether you are counting down to the exam, or need a bit of extra help studying the text, York Notes Rapid Revision will give you everything you need, in no time at all! Inside you will find: Easy-to-read bullet points - revise key content in a flash Key quotations - learn, practise, and remember instantly Model paragraphs - unlock great responses at a glance Quick quizzes and ideas maps - super-charge your revision! Plus: Top model answers - boost your level Lots of practice questions - prepare for success!
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  • Stories for Interactive Assemblies

    Nigel Bishop

    Product Code: ADQEH
    Paperback
    This book features 15 easy-to-tell stories combining biblical teaching with contemporary storytelling.

    In this title, each unit also contains a teacher's page giving the Bible reference for the original parable and information to link the teaching to PSHE/Citizenship and the National Framework for RE or local SACRE guidelines.
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  • Please Don't Take My Sisters

    Maggie Hartley

    Product Code: BYYHV
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    Three-year-old Lexie, five-year-old Amelie and thirteen-year-old Leo come to Maggie after Leo confesses to a teacher that his mother's addiction problems and her latest violent relationship has left him as the sole carer to his younger sisters. Maggie welcomes the three children into her home, and is touched by the gentle care Leo shows to the two little girls. It is clear that Lexie and Amelie adore their big brother, and rely on him for comfort and reassurance. But Leo has experienced the neglect and abuse of his mother and her partner for far longer than his sisters, and is struggling with an eating disorder and showing signs of OCD. When Social Services begin to look at adoptive families for the children, Maggie is horrified when they suggest that the two angelic little girls will have a much better chance of being adopted without their damaged older brother. Knowing the impact that losing his sisters forever will have on vulnerable Leo, they face the ultimate dilemma. Should the children stay together and dash the hope of them ever having a forever family? Or do they sacrifice the close bond between the siblings to give the girls a chance to be adopted?
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  • 12 Rules for Life

    Jordan B. Peterson

    Product Code: BXLIO
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    Jordan B. Peterson's 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos is a book that focuses on the value of individual responsibility and what we can learn from ancient wisdom.

    He offers 12 profound and practical principles that will help you keep your life in order - from getting your own house in order before criticising others and comparing yourself to who you were yesterday.
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  • The Salt Path

    Raynor Winn

    Product Code: BUAYI
    Paperback
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    Raynor Winn's The Salt Path was shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award 2018.

    It is Raynor's first book and it tells the true story of how she and her partner lost everything but went on to find hope and salvation when they decided to walk all the way across the coastline of the South West of England.

    It's an uplifting read for anyone who enjoys nature and motivational tales of the power of love.
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  • Educated

    Tara Westover

    Product Code: BSXTN
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    This extraordinary memoir sees Tara Westover looking back over her life and how she grew up bottling peaches, rotating emergency supplies and hoping that when the World of Men failed, she and her family would not be affected too much...

    Tara didn't officially exist: she had no birth certificate or school records and didn't even have medical records. As she grew older, her father - who refused to set foot in hospitals - became more radical and her brother more violent.

    At the age of 16, Tara decided to educate herself - eventually ending up at Harvard and Cambridge. Only then would she wonder if she'd travelled too far...Could she still go back home? This is a tale of fierce family loyalty and of the grief that comes with severing close ties...
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  • 100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Outstanding Teaching

    Stephen Lockyer

    Product Code: AQFCQ
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    Haunted by the fear of teaching the same lesson twice, Stephen Lockyer always makes sure he has lots of ideas up his sleeve! In this exciting debut book, this highly regarded primary teacher shares 100 of this very best. The pressure to teach outstanding lessons and to be prepared for no noticed inspections can sometimes be a little overwhelming, but in this book Stephen's creativity and experience in the primary classroom shine through and he provides primary teachers with quick, practical and easy to implement ideas to help achieve outstanding teaching. His highly creative approach will also help you to create a positive, inspiring and exciting learning environment for every child. Every idea includes step by step instructions, teaching tips for putting activities into practice and links to online resources and useful websites. From literacy initiatives like 'DEAR' ('Drop Everything And Read') and marking motivators like 'Microticks' to essential playground survival tips, this book is a compendium of originality that will consistently take your lessons that extra mile.
  • The Concise 48 Laws of Power

    Robert Greene

    Product Code: AAMNK
    Paperback
    The perfect gift book for the power hungry (and who doesn't want power?) at an excellent price. This is the concise edition of an international bestseller. At work, in relationships, on the street or on the 6 o'clock news: the 48 Laws apply everywhere. For anyone with an interest in conquest, self-defense, wealth, power or simply being an educated spectator, "The 48 Laws of Power" is one of the most useful and entertaining books ever. This book 'teaches you how to cheat, dissemble, feign, fight and advance your cause in the modern world' - "Independent on Sunday". The distilled wisdom of the masters - illustrated through the tactics, triumphs and failures from Elizabeth I to Henry Kissinger on how to get to the top and stay there. Wry, ironic and clever this is an indispensable and witty guide to power. The laws are now famous: Law 1: Never outshine the master; Law 2: Never put too much trust in friends; learn how to use enemies; Law 3: Conceal your intentions; and, Law 4: Always say less than necessary.
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  • The Guilty Feminist

    Deborah Frances-White

    Product Code: BXMEW
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    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER *Now with new interviews with Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Hannah Gadsby* 'This really is the "everything you have always wanted to know about feminism but were afraid to ask" manual. Essential reading for the planet' EMMA THOMPSON From inclusion to the secret autonomy in rom coms, from effective activism to what poker can tell us about power structures, Deborah Frances-White explores what it means to be a twenty-first-century feminist and encourages us to make the world better for everyone. 'Passionate, funny, fresh' Barbara Ellen, Observer 'Immensely appealing' Sunday Times 'Full of inspiring and challenging ideas, encouraging every woman to say: "I get to be heard. I deserve to be seen' Daily Express
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  • Dark Days

    James Baldwin

    Product Code: BMGVL
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    'So the club rose, the blood came down, and his bitterness and his anguish and his guilt were compounded'Drawing on Baldwin's own experiences of prejudice in an America violently divided by race, these searing essays blend the intensely personal with the political to envisage a better world.Penguin Modern: fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit of the iconic Penguin Modern Classics series, with each one offering a concentrated hit of its contemporary, international flavour. Here are authors ranging from Kathy Acker to James Baldwin, Truman Capote to Stanislaw Lem and George Orwell to Shirley Jackson; essays radical and inspiring; poems moving and disturbing; stories surreal and fabulous; taking us from the deep South to modern Japan, New York's underground scene to the farthest reaches of outer space.
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  • The Manga Artist's Handbook: Drawing Basic Characters

    Junka Morozumi

    Product Code: BZGNJ
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    This book provides a revolutionary new 3-step tracing technique that beginning artists can use to quickly learn to draw manga characters just like a pro! Every page presents a classic manga pose, from walking and running to jumping for joy, in three different steps: 1. A simple outline of the body2. The defining elements of the character (like clothes, hair and facial expression) highlighted for easy tracing so you can practice placing them onto the basic body outline3. The finished drawing (for inspiration). Popular manga artists Junka Morozumi and Tomomi Mizuna guide you through a series of carefully graded lessons to build up your skills gradually. Chapter 1 deals with the basic poses of standing, walking, and running.; Chapter 2 presents signature manga poses such as turning around in surprise and being angry with hands on hips.; Chapter 3 practices various sitting and sleeping poses.; Chapter 4 deals with drawing perspective, looking at characters from above, below and diagonal viewpoints.; Chapter 5 focuses on 2-person manga poses including the classic prince with a princess in his arms.; Chapter 6 lets readers try out the skills they have acquired by tracing and copying a full-page manga illustration containing multiple characters.. These six lessons are supplemented by exercises for capturing the right facial expressions, drawing the clothes and getting the perspective and body proportions right. Beginning manga artists are in good hands with Morozumi, who lectures at art academies in Tokyo, and Mizuna, whose work has been exhibited in the U.S., Europe and beyond. If you've been looking for an easy-to-use guide to drawing manga, The Manga Artist's Handbook: Drawing Basic Characters is the perfect place to start!
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