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  • Black Friday

    The Complete William Shakespeare

    Anna Milbourne

    Product Code: COSH
    Hardback 9 years +
    Hand-picked favourites
    The stories of William Shakespeare's plays are featured in this keepsake compendium. Each story includes short details about the main characters and a list of quotations.

    This is a book that will introduce children to the work of the Bard and will be referred to again and again by all ages.
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  • The Woman in Black

    Susan Hill

    Product Code: ACSCJ
    Hardback 14 years +
    First published in 1983, The Woman in Black is Susan Hill's best-loved novel, and the basis for the UK's second longest ever running stage play, and a major film starring Daniel Radcliffe. Arthur Kipps, a young lawyer, travels to a remote village to put the affairs of a recently deceased client, Alice Drablow in order. As he works alone in her isolated house, Kipps begins to uncover disturbing secrets - and his unease grows when he glimpses a mysterious woman dressed in black. The locals are strangely unwilling to talk about the unsettling occurrence, and Kipps is forced to uncover the true identity of the Woman in Black on his own, leading to a desperate race against time when he discovers her true intent...
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  • The Creakers

    Tom Fletcher

    Product Code: BJETC
    Hardback 7 years +
    The darkly magical new story about the monsters under the bed, from bestselling author of The Christmasaurus, Tom Fletcher.What silently waits in the shadows at night? What's under your bed, keeping just out of sight?Do you ever hear strange, creaking noises at night? Ever wonder what makes those noises? Lucy Dungston always did.Until, one morning, Lucy discovers that all the grown-ups have disappeared - as if into thin air. Chaos descends as the children in Lucy's town run riot. It's mayhem. It's madness. To most kids, it's amazing!But Lucy wants to find out the truth. Lucy lost her dad not long ago, and she's determined not to lose her mum too. She's going to get her back - and nothing is going to stop her . . .. . . except maybe the Creakers.
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  • Sara Berman's Closet

    Maira Kalman

    Product Code: BSHOX
    Maira Kalman, the author of the bestsellers The Principles of Uncertainty and The Elements of Style, and Alex Kalman, the designer, curator, writer, and founder of Mmuseumm, combine their talents in this captivating family memoir, a creative blend of narrative and striking visuals that is a paean to an exceptional woman and a celebration of individuality, personal expression, and the art of living authentically. In the early 1950s, Jewish emigre Sara Berman arrived in the Bronx with her husband and two young daughters When the children were grown, she and her husband returned to Israel, but Sara did not stay for long. In the late 1960s, at age sixty, she left her husband after thirty-eight years of marriage. One night, she packed a single suitcase and returned alone to New York City, moving intoa studio apartment in Greenwich Village near her family. In her new home, Sara began discovering new things and establishing new rituals, from watching Jeopardy each night at 7:00 to eating pizza at the Museum of Modern Art's cafeteria every Wednesday. She also began discarding the unnecessary, according to the Kalmans: "in a burst of personal expression, she decided to wear only white." Sara kept her belongings in an extraordinarily clean and organized closet. Filled with elegant, minimalist, heavily starched, impeccably pressed and folded all-white clothing, including socks and undergarments, as well as carefully selected objects-from a potato grater to her signature perfume, Chanel No.19-the space was sublime. Upon her death in 2004, her family decided to preserve its pristine contents, hoping to find a way to exhibit them one day. In 2015, the Mmuseumm, a new type of museum located in a series of unexpected locations founded and curated by Sara's grandson, Alex Kalman, recreated the space in a popular exhibit-Sara Berman's Closet-in Tribeca. The installation eventually moved to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and in spring 2019, will become an outdoor monument to independence at the National Museum of American Jewish History on Independence Mall in Philadelphia. Inspired by the exhibit, this spectacular illustrated memoir, packed with family photographs, exclusive images, and Maira Kalman's distinctive paintings, is an ode to Sara's life, freedom, and re-invention. Sara Berman's Closet is an indelible portrait of the human experience-overcoming hardship, taking risks, experiencing joy, enduring loss. It is also a reminder of the significance of the seemingly insignificant moments in our lives-the moments we take for granted that may turn out to be the sweetest. Filled with a daughter and grandson's wry and touching observations conveyed in Maira's signature script, Sara Berman's Closest is a beautiful, loving tribute to one woman's indomitable spirit.
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  • Chasing the Stars

    Malorie Blackman

    Product Code: ASQJM
    What happens when love brings loss? When love brings lies? When love brings hate? Olivia and her twin brother Aidan are heading alone back to Earth following the virus that wiped out the rest of their crew, and their family, in its entirety. Nathan is part of a community heading in the opposite direction. But on their journey, Nathan's ship is attacked and most of the community killed. Only a few survive. Their lives unexpectedly collided, Nathan and Olivia are instantly attracted to each other, deeply, head-over-heels - like nothing they have ever experienced. But not everyone is pleased. Surrounded by rumours, deception, even murder, is it possible to live out a happy ever after...?

    This title has been shortlisted for 2017's YA Book Award.
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  • Zom-B Goddess

    Darren Shan

    Product Code: ASMWC
    The final, heartstopping installment from master of horror, Darren Shan. What will become of B Smith? And is apocalpyse nigh?!
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  • The Rest of Us Just Live Here

    Patrick Ness

    Product Code: ARHIU
    From the Chaos Walking trilogy through to A Monster Calls and More Than This, the Carnegie Medal-winning Patrick Ness has firmly established himself as one of the most talented (and one of our favourite!) authors of young adult fiction. His latest novel, The Rest of Us Just Live Here, asks what happens during a time of apocalyptic crisis when you're not the 'chosen one', and all you want to do is to live a normal life...

    Despite the potentially impending end of the world, Mikey is setting his sights on going to prom and graduating. While the superhero-style indie kids save everyone, he just tries to live his life and faces battles against the more 'ordinary' obstacles of teenage life - from unrequited crushes to classroom disagreements.

    Turning dystopian fiction and 'hero' stories on their head, this is a bold and irreverent novel that will make you think about all those unheralded characters in the background. Full of clever wit and observations, it's a must-read and this hardback edition looks beautiful, too.

    The Rest of Us Just Live Here has been shortlisted for 2016's Carnegie Medal.
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  • Twilight

    Stephenie Meyer

    Product Code: APJOL
    Celebrate the tenth anniversary of Twilight! This special tenth anniversary edition includes the original novel as well as exclusive new bonus content. Readers will relish experiencing the iconic love story of Bella and Edward again ...or for the very first time. Deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful, Twilight has enraptured millions of readers since its first publication in 2005 and has become a modern classic, redefining genres within young adult literature and inspiring a phenomenon that has had readers yearning for more. The novel was a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller. The Twilight Saga, which also includes New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella, and The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide, has sold nearly 155 million copies worldwide.
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