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Books by Sophie Collins

  • Puppy Problems

    Sophie Collins

    Product Code: BUZVD
    Paperback
    An indispensable guide to the first year (and beyond) of dog ownership, this is also the first book to look at situations from the puppy's, as well as the human's, point of view. This essential guide covers: eating, sleeping, playing, training, socialising (both with people and with other dogs), problem-solving and building the best-ever relationship with your puppy.
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  • Coco

    Sophie Collins

    Product Code: BNZQL
    Hardback
    The Biographic series presents an entirely new way of looking at the lives of the world's greatest thinkers and creatives. It takes the 50 defining facts, dates, thoughts, habits and achievements of each subject and uses infographics to convey all of them in vivid snapshots. Many people know that Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel (1883-1971) was a prolific French fashion designer and founder of the House of Chanel, who ruled over Parisian haute couture for almost six decades. What, perhaps, they don't know is that: she was taught to sew by nuns and started Chanel by making hats; that she lived in a suite at the Ritz Hotel, Paris, for 37 years; that, in 1935, she was recognized as the world's wealthiest woman; and that, prior to her fashion career, she worked as a singer, famously gaining the nickname 'Coco' from one of her songs. Biographic: Coco presents a visual catwalk through her life and work, with an array of irresistible facts and figures converted into infographics to reveal the genius behind the garments.
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  • Who Is Mary Sue?

    Sophie Collins

    Product Code: BMVKF
    Paperback
    In the language of fan fiction, a 'Mary Sue' is an idealised and implausibly flawless character: a female archetype that can infuriate audiences for its perceived narcissism. Such is the setting for this brilliant and important debut by Sophie Collins. In a series of verse and prose collages, Who Is Mary Sue? exposes the presumptive politics behind writing and readership: the idea that men invent while women reflect; that a man writes of the world outside while a woman will turn to the interior. Part poetry and part reportage, at once playful and sincere, these fictive-factive miniatures deploy original writing and extant quotation in a mode of pure invention. In so doing, they lift up and lay down a revealing sequence of masks and mirrors that disturb the reflection of authority. A work of captivation and correction, this is a book that will resonate with anyone concerned with identity, shame, gender, trauma, composition and culture: everyone, in other words, who wishes to live openly and think fearlessly in the modern world. Who Is Mary Sue? is a work for our times and a question for our age: it is a handbook for all those willing to reimagine prescriptive notions of identity and selfhood.
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  • Rembrandt

    Sophie Collins

    Product Code: BGIRE
    Hardback
    The Biographic series presents an entirely new way of looking at the lives of the world's greatest thinkers and creatives. It takes the 50 defining facts, dates, thoughts, habits and achievements of each subject, and uses infographics to convey all of them in vivid snapshots. Many people know that Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606-1669) was a Dutch painter and etcher, a master of light and shadow who is regarded as one of the greatest of all portrait artists. What, perhaps, they don't know is that he taught over 50 apprentices; that he produced over 2,000 artworks, of which 120 were self-portraits; and that, after buying one of the finest houses in Amsterdam, he ran up so many debts that he was forced to sell his wife's grave. Biographic: Rembrandt presents an instant portrait of his life and work, with an array of irresistible facts and figures converted into infographics to reveal the artist behind the pictures.
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  • Austen

    Sophie Collins

    Product Code: AXXIR
    Hardback
    It takes the 50 defining facts, dates, thoughts, habits, and achievements of each subject, and uses infographics to convey each of them in vivid snapshots. The result is a quick-fire journey through truths and trivia that is the most entertaining way to follow in the footsteps of the men and women whose lives have most influenced our own. Many people know that Jane Austen was one of the greatest literary voices in history. What, perhaps, they don't know is that she was one of eight children of a clergyman; that all of her novels were originally published anonymously; and that she once accepted a marriage proposal, but changed her mind the following day. Biographic: Austen presents an array of irresistible facts and figures converted into infographics to reveal the author behind the words.
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  • Van Gogh

    Sophie Collins

    Product Code: AVVLP
    Hardback
    Many people know that Vincent van Gogh (1853-90) was a 19th-century Dutch artist, a leading light of the Post-Impressionist movement who painted 'Sunflowers' and cut off his own ear. What, perhaps, they don't know is that he sold, in his lifetime, only one of the 2,100 artworks he painted; that, in 1998, his work 'Self- Portrait Without Beard' sold for $71.5 million; that he wrote over 800 letters; and that he sent that famous ear wrapped in brown paper to a brothel. Biographic: Van Gogh presents an instant impression of his life and work, with an array of irresistible facts and figures converted into infographics to reveal the artist behind the pictures.
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  • Fun & Games for a Smarter Dog

    Sophie Collins

    Product Code: AVHWF
    Paperback
    Most dog owners tend to think of games as the reward that comes after a training session with their pet. But there' s no need to separate play and work- play makes a terrific training tool if you just know which games to pick. Fun & Games for a Smarter Dog offers dozens of options to help you build your bond wth your dog, work on his obedience, boost his thinking skills, and ramp up his fitness levels. It' s tailored to suit different canine personalities so that you can pick and choose between appropriate activities, and it explains the benefits your dog will get from every trick or game you teach. It covers the rules of dog/dog play, too, and, best of all, it ensures that your pet will be having so much fun that he' ll never even know he' s been taking classes.
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