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  • VERS
    Elizabeth Massie
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    Now a major BBC Two drama, Versailles follows the life of Louis XIV as he creates his incredible palace.

    It's 1667 and at the age of just 28 years old, Louis XIV is King of France. Haunted by the memory of the Fronde - an opposition lead by the nobility against his father - Louis knows that he must tame the French aristocracy or risk being toppled by them.

    To do this, he conceives the construction of Versailles. He wants it to not only be the greatest palace the world has ever seen, but also a gilded prison that can keep the nobles out of Paris and under his control. As his enemies circle around him Louis proves himself to be an extraordinary strategist and a manipulative Machiavellian who will stop at nothing to ensure his sovereignty.

    While all this is going on, Louis' queen Theresa of Austria must fight to keep her husband's attentions while he falls for his mistress - the sister of the King of England.

    Covering an era and place laced with passion, death, love and vengeance, this sweeping, dramatic and captivating tale will delight any fans of the hit show and those interested in history
  • Blockbuster Fiction Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781447286646 - Various
    BLOC
    (1)
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    Now more than ever, Hollywood studios are snapping up the movie rights to our favourite novels - sometimes before the books are even written. Our three-book Blockbuster Fiction Collection is a compelling set of novels that have been brought to life on the big screen.

    Philomena, now an Oscar- and BAFTA-nominated motion picture starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, tells the true story of Philomena Lee and the son she had to give away. Both having to deal with the forces of hypocrisy and secrets, it's a deeply moving tale.

    An international bestseller in its own right, The Lovely Bones was adapted for the big screen by Lord of the Rings and King Kong director Peter Jackson. With the film starring Mark Wahlberg and Rachel Weisz as the parents of Susie Salmon, a young girl who is watching them from heaven following her murder, The Lovely Bones is an astonishingly poignant novel about life and death, forgiveness, vengeance and memory.

    Starring Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Chris Tucker, and featuring an Oscar-winning performance from The Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence, David O. Russell's (director of The Fighter, Three Kings and American Hustle) adaptation of The Silver Linings Playbook< has garnered many a positive review from critics. A delightful debut novel from the author of The Good Luck of Right Now, Matthew Quick, the book tells the story of Pat, a man with bipolar disorder who is trying to get his life back on track after a stint in a psychiatric hospital.

    All original, telling and transfixing, this collection of novels is a must-have for fans of the films and those looking to be mesmerised by fantastic writing!
  • HPCC
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    The Eighth Story
    Nineteen years later

    This is the book Harry Potter fans have been waiting for - the full script of the record-breaking West End play that picks up the magical story of Harry Potter, 19 years after the Battle of Hogwarts and events of The Deathly Hallows.

    The Boy Who Lived is now an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three children. While he grapples with the legacy of his past, his youngest son Albus is also contending with living in his father's shadow. Soon, the past and present are fusing together and both Potters will discover how darkness can come from the most unexpected places...

    Not a novel, but the script that the West End actors have been wowing audiences with, this book is based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne.
  • Poldark Set - 2 Books - Collection - 9781509815074 - Winston Graham
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    Winston Graham
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    With the BBC dramatisation of Winston Graham's Poldark set to return to our screens very soon, we are delighted to bring our customers this TV tie-in set of the beloved books.

    Ross Poldark introduces our hero. Tired from a long-fought war in America, Ross Poldark returns to his homeland but the joyful homecoming he anticipated turns sour: his father is dead, his estate is derelict and the girl he loves is engaged to his cousin. His sympathies for the locals are strong and they lead to him saving an impoverished miner's daughter from a fairground brawl, changing the course of his life forever...

    In Demelza, the miner's daughter he saved from the fairground brawl is now his wife and the turbulent years in which they live are testing their marriage and their love for one another. Demelza is trying to adapt to the ways of the gentry bring her only heartache and headaches, despite the joy of the first child. And Ross begins a bitter struggle for the rights of miners with his enemy, George Warleggan.

    Period writing of the highest calibre, this two-book set is ideal for fans of the Poldark show and those yet to read the incomparable works of Winston Graham.

    This set contains books one and two in Winston Graham's Poldark series

  • Douglas Adams Hitchhiker's Guide Audio Set - Audio - 9781447262428 - Douglas Adams
    DAHG
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    So much more than a cult classic, Douglas Adams' The Complete Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is one of the greatest comedy sci-fi series of all time.

    This audio collection - read by Stephen Fry and Martin Freeman - covers the entire 'trilogy of five' and will reacquaint you with the likes of Arthur Dent, Marvin the paranoid android and Zaphod Beedlebox.

    Complete and unabridged, this is a great gift for long-time fans and those who are yet to discover the meaning of life.
  • MZK2 11 years +
    Markus Zusak
    11 years +
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    Now a major motion picture starring Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson, The Book Thief is a moving and breathtaking novel that young readers and adults will both be sure to devour.

    Set in 1939 Nazi Germany, the country holds its breath, waiting on the brink of war. Young Liesel's life is changed forever as she stands by her brother's grave and picks up The Gravedigger's Handbook from the snow, committing her first act of book thievery and changing her life forever... So follows her love affair with books in an increasingly dangerous time. When her foster family hide a Jewish boy in their basement her world is both opened up and shut down, but the power of words and the ability for books to feed the soul is explored and enjoyed by both youngsters.

    Superbly crafted and incredibly moving, children aged 11+ simply must read this award-winning tale which has proved to be one of the most enduring and respected of recent times.
  • RMFM
    Emma Donoghue
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    An Orange Prize- and Man Booker-shortlisted novel from Emma Donoghue, the film adaptation of Room has won so many awards and its star Brie Larson deservedly won an Oscar. Now, for a fabulous Book People price, you can discover or re-read this incredible novel.

    Described as 'A triumph' by the Daily Telegraph, the book tells the story from the point of view of 5-year-old Jack. He lives with his Ma in a single, locked room and neither of them have the key... they're prisoners but when they escape, Jack gets to see the real world for the first time - and it's a scary, overwhelming and mainly positive experience.

    Beautifully written and guaranteed to appeal to fans of The Lovely Bones, this paperback edition comes with a film-themed jacket.
  • Derrick Storm Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781785652431 - Richard Castle
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    Richard Castle
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    Fans of Castle - the hit TV show starring Firefly's Nathan Fillion - will love having the chance to read the Derrick Storm books that have appeared in the programme. 'Written' by Richard Castle himself, this collection includes two novels and an omnibus edition that brings together three interconnecting short stories.

    When high-level bankers everywhere from Tokyo to London are gruesomely murdered by an old nemesis, Derrick Storm makes his comeback in Storm Front... Can he track down the killer?; Ultimate Storm brings together A Brewing Storm, A Raging Storm and A Bloody Storm - stories that find Derrick assisting a high-profile kidnapping case taking place in Washington, D.C.

    In Wild Storm, Derrick's plane home from the Swiss Alps takes a nose dive. After heroically saving the plane and the lives of everyone on board, he hears three other planes have crashed under similar circumstances...
  • The Godfather Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780099586357 - Mario Puzo
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    Mario Puzo
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    Giving you plenty of reading for your money, this utterly gripping set from master mafia storyteller Mario Puzo is a must-have for all fans of crime writing, and all those who have seen the classic film version of The Godfather.

    Forty years after its publication, this extraordinary novel has now been reissued alongside The Sicilian, its just-as-readable and equally as epic sequel, and the unforgettable The Last Don, which brilliantly portrays a corrupt and brutal world where crooked cops and desperate gamblers collide.

    Each of these classic novels are brimming with love, lust, loyalty, betrayal, violence and passion, and everything happens at a breakneck speed so you'll find them impossible to put down too. Puzo's American crime family sagas remain at the top of their game, and should be read by all enthusiasts of the genre.
  • House of Cards Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780007952069 - Michael Dobbs
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    Michael Dobbs
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    Intelligently written and with a remarkable insight into the way the government works, Michael Dobbs' bestselling House of Cards series inspired both the BBC and Netflix series of the same name.

    Follow Chief Whip Francis Urquhart as he does all he can - through fair and foul means - to become the Prime Minister. But getting what he wants in this manipulative way means there are many enemies just waiting for Francis to slip up.

    Entertaining and controversial, these books are unputdownable.
  • Cazalet Chronicles Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781447287018 - Elizabeth Jane Howard
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    Elizabeth Jane Howard
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    Perfect for fans of the TV dramatisation and BBC Radio 4 series, Elizabeth Jane Howard's Cazalets Chronicles is a thrilling yet charming five-book series of novels that follows the secrets and yearnings of the Cazalet family of Home Place, Sussex through three decades of middle-class life.

    Beginning in 1937, the Cazalets Chronicles explores the affairs, passions and ambitions with magnificent period detail and poignant observation. From pre-war 1937 through to the Fifties, the three generations of the family experience love, loss, and, ultimately, life-altering change...

    Beautifully written, engrossing and championed by the likes of Hilary Mantel, Elizabeth Jane Banks' Cazalets books demonstrate her unparalleled ability to open both readers' hearts and minds. And for this unbelievable price, you can enjoy the complete saga!
  • Doctor Who Fiction Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781785940705 - Various
    DRWS
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    With six original and exciting adventures starring Peter Capaldi's Twelfth Doctor and his ever-loyal assistant Clara (played in the show by Jenna-Louise Coleman), this collection will make the perfect gift for any fan of the BBC's long-running sci-fi show.

    The Doctor comes face to face with a murderer known only as the Governor; he has to unravel a mystery dating back to the Second World War when a giant mosquito attacks a boy on his way to school; and looks into why the Phaeron race from outer space disappeared over a million years ago.

    Full of the quirks and intelligence of the hit TV show, this is a set of paperback books to keep any Whovian happily entertained as they wait patiently for the next rip-roaring series.
  • DPPC
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    You'll have seen DI Richard Poole in the hit BBC series Death in Paradise, where he was played so memorably by Ben Miller. This brilliant and original whodunnit, written by the show's creator Robert Thorogood, finds the detective on the trail of another potential murderer.

    Supermodel Polly Carter has been found dead after 'apparently' throwing herself from the cliftop near her home on the island of Saint-Marie. Famed for her looks and partying lifestyle, her friends are adamant she'd never have killed herself - and DI Poole agrees.

    In the scorching heat of the Caribbean, Richard has to face a stream of alibis, a host of conflicting motives and even a visit from his mother as he attempts to untangle the mystery of what he thinks is a well-planned-out murder...
  • Phil Rickman Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781782399636
    PHLR
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    Merrily Watkins is a country vicar and trainee exorcist - but she has to juggle these roles with being a single mother and helping to solve a local murder investigation.

    The Wine of Angels finds Merrily arriving at her new picture-postcard parish. Much like her haunted vicarage, it's something she didn't wish for. While Merrily and her teenage daughter, Jane, delve into the history of Ledwardine, they realise it's a village steeped in murderous history.

    Midwinter of the Spirit finds Merrily being offered the role of Deliverance Consultant (formerly Diocesan Exorcist). However, the role starts badly and gets no easier - a body is found in the River Wye, an ancient church is desecrated and signs of evil begin to appear in the cathedral... A Crown of Lights has a young pagan couple buying a redundant church - much to the fury of the local fundamentalist minister. As a modern witch hunt bubbles away in an isolated community on the Welsh border, Merrily is tasked with keeping a lid on the cauldron - but what she discovers will seriously test her beliefs.

    You may have seen the ITV adaptation of Phil Rickman's Merrily Watkins series, also called Midwinter of the Spirit, but we reckon you'll enjoy the books even more.
  • PSUS
    Lynda La Plante
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    The inspiration for the TV series that made Helen Mirren a household name as DCI Jane Tennison, this book brings together the first three Prime Suspect cases from Lynda La Plante.

    In the original Prime Suspect, a prostitute is found murdered in her bedsit and the Metropolitan police are tasked with finding who was responsible. Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison sees this as her chance to get noticed, but a colleague is willing her to fail... A Face in the Crowd has the body of a young, black female found but with no clues to her identity. DCI Tennison knows that news of her murder will rip apart a city seething with racial tension and finds herself facing some shocking accusations.

    In Silent Victims, drag queen Vera Reynolds is performing on stage while a 16-year-old boy is engulfed in flames in an older man's nearby apartment. Could this be the case to destroy the career Tennison has worked so hard for?

    Full of tension and suspense, the three cases in this book will have you racing through the pages and shocked by every twist and turn.
  • Aurora Teagarden Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781407247434 - Charlaine Harris
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    Charlaine Harris
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    A set of three great books from the bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse series, adapted for television by HBO as True Blood, the Aurora Teagarden series is a gripping set of stories starring a strong, charming and unusual heroine.

    Discussing the macabre, sinister and downright disgusting, Real Murders is a club with a difference: they drink wine, eat chocolate and talk murder! As harmless as it seems in the beginning, when murder becomes a reality Aurora 'Roe' Teagarden switches the sofa for the spyglass and goes out to find the perpetrator. There is certainly more to this librarian than meets the eye...

    Expertly written by Charlaine Harris, the Aurora Teagarden set is a focused combination of upbeat style and tension, a must-read for any fan of True Blood or those with a wider interest in crime fiction.

    This collection contains books 1-3 in the Aurora Teagarden series.

  • Dalziel & Pascoe Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9780007937141 - Reginald Hill
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    Reginald Hill
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    This fantastic six-book collection not only exhibits some of the most compelling crime writing ever to come out of Britain, but the novels also portray two unforgettable characters from literature and the TV screen - Dalziel and Pascoe. These are the books behind the hit BBC series and we'd say they are even better!

    Featuring A Clubbable Woman - the first novel in the series where the Dalziel and Pascoe partnership was born - which tells the story of a rugby player who finds his wife more uncommunicative than ever after he receives a blow to his head during a match, alongside five further enjoyable and utterly readable novels about murder, betrayal and mystery, this collection is one not to be missed by crime fiction fans.
  • Edith Wharton Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780748137084 - Edith Wharton
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    Edith Wharton
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    Often acclaimed as one of America's finest novelists, delve into or rediscover the works of Edith Wharton with this great value three-book set. Featuring the masterpiece The Age of Innocence, later adapted into a hit film by Martin Scorsese, every novel is compelling and captivating from start to finish.

    The Age of Innocence is set during turn-of-the-century New York and finds Newland Archer torn between his respect for family traditions and his burgeoning attraction to his wife-to-be's cousin... The Children finds bachelor Martin Boyne befriending some precocious kids on a cruise ship between Algiers and Venice Martin Boyne; while The House of Mirth portrays the moral, social and economic restraints on a woman's attitude to marriage in the early 1900s.
  • ATAFK
    Anthony Horowitz
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    Literary legend James Bond returns to his 1950s heyday in this exhilarating thriller by Sunday Times bestselling author Anthony Horowitz. It's 1957 and James Bond (agent 007) has only just survived his showdown with Auric Goldfinger at Fort Knox. By his side is Pussy Galore, who was with him at the end. Unknown to either of them, the USSR and the West are in a deadly struggle for technological superiority. And SMERSH is back. The Soviet counter-intelligence agency plans to sabotage a Grand Prix race at the most dangerous track in Europe. But it's Bond who finds himself in the driving seat and events take an unexpected turn when he observes a suspicious meeting between SMERSH's driver and a sinister Korean millionaire, Jai Seong Sin. Soon Bond is pitched into an entirely different race uncovering a plan that could bring the West to its knees. Welcoming back familiar faces, including M and Miss Moneypenny, international bestselling author Anthony Horowitz ticks all the boxes: speed, danger, strong women and fiendish villains, to reinvent the golden age of Bond in this brilliantly gripping adventure. Trigger Mortis is also the first James Bond novel to feature previously unseen Ian Fleming material. This is James Bond as Fleming imagined him.
  • AADVA
    Ken Kesey
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    Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is the seminal novel of the 1960s that has left an indelible mark on the literature of our time. Here is the unforgettable story of a mental ward and its inhabitants, especially the tyrannical Big Nurse Ratched and Randle Patrick McMurphy, the brawling, fun-loving new inmate who resolves to oppose her. We see the struggle through the eyes of Chief Bromden, the seemingly mute half-Indian patient who witnesses and understands McMurphy's heroic attempt to do battle with the awesome powers that keep them all imprisoned.
  • AQMBY
    David Ebershoff
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    Loosely inspired by a true story, this tender portrait of marriage asks: What do you do when the person you love has to change? It starts with a question, a simple favour asked by a wife of her husband while both are painting in their studio, setting off a transformation neither can anticipate. Uniting fact and fiction into an original romantic vision, The Danish Girl eloquently portrays the unique intimacy that defines every marriage and the remarkable story of Lili Elbe, a pioneer in transgender history, and the woman torn between loyalty to her marriage and her own ambitions and desires. The Danish Girl is an evocative and deeply moving novel about one of the most passionate and unusual love stories of the 20th century.
  • AOPQY
    Michael Punke
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    Based on a true story, The Revenant is an epic tale of revenge set in the Rocky Mountains and soon to be a major motion picture, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Rocky Mountains, 1823 The trappers of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company live a brutal frontier life. Hugh Glass is one of the most respected men in the company, an experienced frontiersman and an expert tracker. But when a scouting mission puts Glass face-to-face with a grizzly bear, he is viciously mauled and not expected to survive. Two men from the company are ordered to remain with him until his inevitable death. But, fearing an imminent attack, they abandon Glass, stripping him of his prized rifle and hatchet. As Glass watches the men flee, he is driven to survive by one all-consuming desire: revenge. With shocking grit and determination, he sets out on a three-thousand-mile journey across the harsh American frontier, to seek revenge on the men who betrayed him. The Revenant is a remarkable tale of obsession and the lengths that one man will go to for retribution.
  • AAWSY
    Michael Lewis
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    'We fed the monster until it blew up ...' While Wall Street was busy creating the biggest credit bubble of all time, a few renegade investors saw it was about to burst, bet against the banking system - and made a fortune. From the jungles of the trading floor to the casinos of Las Vegas, this is the outrageous story of the misfits, mavericks and geniuses who, against all odds, made the greatest financial killing in history.
  • Paul Temple Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780007951970 - Francis Durbridge
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    Francis Durbridge
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    Crime novelist and detective Paul Temple and his wife 'Steve' have to solve a number of crimes that take place in the glamorous world of leisured middle classes in this five-book collection.

    An author is a bestselling success but keeps herself hidden from the public as murders start in Paul Temple and the Front Page Men; Send for Paul Temple finds the duo on the trail of something only known as 'The Green Finger'; and there's a spate of celebrity deaths to solve in Paul Temple intervenes.

    Full of the glamour of a bygone era, these books are entirely captivating from first page to last.