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    Featuring classic stories from Oscar Wilde and Katherine Mansfield alongside joyful poems and beloved kids' tales, Bedtime Stories for Stressed Out Adults is sure to soothe you as you prepare to go to sleep.

    All of the texts are proven to calm and restore anxious minds and are bursting with mindful positivity. They are nostalgic and designed to remind you of the simple joys of life while also gently carrying you to the land of nod.

    Switch off, snuggle up and prepare to visit magical, mysterious and marvellous worlds that might then show up in your dreams... This is a gorgeous gift book for any stressed-out grown-up.
  • Doctor Who Fiction Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781785940705 - Various
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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.
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    Haunted wooden legs, captains good and evil, parrots a-plenty - they're all here in this wide-ranging collection of illustrated pirate stories, brought to you by authors such as Cornelia Funke, Colin McNaughton and John Grant. Read them while you're scrubbing the decks, walking the plank or navigating the open seas. Ooh-arr. 'I was hooked from page one' - - "Pirate Times". 'Totally scurv-acious!' - "Jolly Roger Weekly".
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    This new anthology of poems, favourites from the nation's longest-running and best-loved request programme for verse, moves with the seasons, following the turning year from John Clare's 'pale splendour of the winter sun' to John Keats's 'Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness', by way of Larkin's 'young-leafed June' and Gerard Manley Hopkins' 'glassy peartree leaves and blooms' when 'Nothing is so beautiful as Spring'. As the year changes, so we change with it. Since time out of mind our daily lives have been shaped and directed by the seasons, and it is here that we find poems about harvest and hardship, growth and new life, the warmth of the life-giving sun, Christmas and the closing of the year. Poetry Please: Seasonal Poems is a vital and generous gathering to treasure.
  • Battle Story Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780750965149 - Various
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    From the Battle of Hastings in 1066 to the Battle of Goose Green during the Falklands War in 1982, this ten-book collection will help anyone fascinated by our past learn all about military history and the various wars and battles that have occurred - and how they have shaped the world we live in today.

    Complete with photographs of the battlefields, illustrations of the key events and easy-to-read maps, each book is packed with fact boxes that will explain how each event contributed to worldwide change.

    From the king that died during conflict in Hastings to the Wars of the Roses, and the bloodiest battles of the First World War - the Somme, Passchendale, El Alamein - to Iwo Jiima, you will be fascinated, appalled and intrigued by these blow-by-blow accounts.
  • Nostalgia Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9780283072642 - Various
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    Tales from a kitchen maid in 1920s London and a Romany family in the 1940s will take you back to a bygone era.

    Written by Margaret Powell, the two kitchen maid books follow 15-year-old Margaret as she moves to the houses of London and starts her career at the bottom rung.

    Eva Petulengro's two memoirs recall her eventful childhood and manage to recapture the spirit of life on the road in a world that no longer exists.
  • Blockbuster Fiction Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781447286646 - Various
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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!
  • AILOY
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    Ten incredible trips into the unknown await you...Blast off with: * 'Percy Jackson and the Singer of Apollo' an all-new and exclusive tale from Rick Riordan * 'A Day in the Life' by award-winning author/illustrator Shaun Tan * 'Rise of the RoboShoes' by Tom Angleberger of Origami Yoda fame And many more weird and wonderful stories by legendary writer Ray Bradbury, Newbery medalist Rebecca Stead, Shannon Hale, D. J. MacHale, Eric Nylund, Kenneth Oppel and Neal Shusterman. Compiled by US National Ambassador for Children's Literature (and Secret Ambassador for the Intergalactic Alliance) Jon Scieszka, Other Worlds will boldly take you where no reader has gone before.
  • My Chapter Book Collection - 20 Books - Collection - 9780198300090 - Various
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    Help your child build their reading confidence with this 20-book collection! All the books are part of the Oxford Reading Tree and cover topics that will appeal to boys and girls, from cats and dogs to dinosaurs, magic and football. First chapter books for those aged 7 and above, the books are set out in manageable chunks and the gentle humour found throughout is sure to appeal and help inspire a lifelong love of reading.
  • Farmyard Friends Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781406356762 - Various
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    Join a host of friendly farm animals in this set of ten wonderful children's picture books.

    With books from amazing authors including Martin Waddell, Helen Oxenbury, Petr Horacek and Niamh Sharkey, children will love getting to know the likes of Silly Suzy Goose, Farmer Duck and Silly Jack as they laugh their way through the delightful stories.

    Presented in a handy ziplock bag, the books can easily be transported anywhere, too.
  • The Great Big Storybook Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781781717097 - Various
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    Each of the humorous and touching stories in this Great Big Storybook Collection are perfect for gently teaching your young reader some strong messages they'll encounter as they grow up.

    Featuring tales about friendship, wearing glasses, getting a new pet, learning how to swim, being brave, understanding how to share, and many more, this is a must-have for any child's bookshelf.

    The colourful illustrations and easy-to-follow narrative make each one perfect for sharing, and the unique and light morals are ideal for discussing with the supporting notes for parents and teachers, which really help children engage with their reading.

    Slipcase not included.

  • Gaslight Crime Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780857300409 - Various
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    With their distinctive, eye-catching jackets and compelling mysteries, this collection from Gaslight Crime - publishers of period crime - will delight fans of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie.

    The Triumphs of Eugene Valmont is a collection of short stories about a French detective resident in London who has to deal with everything from a gang of anarchists to the supernatural...

    The Big Bow Mystery finds East End landlady Mrs Drabdump unable to wake her lodger Arthur Constant. When she summons the assistance of her retired Scotland Yard detective neighbour George Godman, they open the door to find Constant lying there with a deep cut to his throat - but no one should have been able to get in or out.

    The Lodger is a psychological suspense novel that finds an elderly London couple taking in a lodger known only as Mr. Sleuth. He appears to be the perfect gentleman, but as they notice a few oddities, they begin to consider if he could be a Jack-the-Ripper-like serial killer known in the press as 'The Avenger'.
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    The Faber poetry list, originally founded in the 1920s, was shaped by the taste of T. S. Eliot who was its guiding light for nearly forty years. Since the sixties, each passing decade has seen the list grow with the addition of poets who were arguably the finest of their generation. In recent years the creation of the Poet to Poet series has further broadened the scope of Faber poetry by including the work of great poets from the past selected and introduced by the contemporary poets they have inspired.Samuel Beckett * Emily Berry * William Blake * Emily Bronte * Rupert Brooke * Lord Byron * John Clare * Julia Copus * Walter de la Mare * Carol Ann Duffy *Douglas Dunn * T.S. Eliot * Seamus Heaney * Thomas Hood * Gerard Manley Hopkins *A.E. Housman *Ted Hughes * Ben Jonson * John Keats * Philip Larkin * Lachlan Mackinnon * Louis MacNeice * Dorothy Molloy * Bernard O'Donoghue * Sylvia Plath * Maurice Riordan *Sam Riviere * William Shakespeare * Percy Bysshe Shelley * Stevie Smith * Stephen Spender * Wislawa Szymborska * Alfred, Lord Tennyson * Edward Thomas * Jack Underwood * Hugo Williams * William Wordsworth * W.B. Yeats
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    When was the webcam invented and why? Do imaginary numbers exist? What is fuzzy logic? Find the answers these questions about the amazing world of numbers, computers and coding, along with loads of other curious, amazing and mind-boggling facts, in this eye-catching book that is absolutely bursting with information.
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    The Faber poetry list, originally founded in the 1920s, is celebrating its 90th year in 2019. For nearly forty years the list was shaped by the taste of T.S. Eliot, who was its guiding light. Since the sixties, each passing decade has seen the list grow with the addition of poets who were arguably the finest of their generation. More recently the creation of the Poet to Poet series has further broadened the scope of Faber poetry by including the work of great poets from the past, selected and introduced by the contemporary poets they have inspired. Rachael Allen; Simon Armitage; William Blake; Emily Bronte; Robert Burns; Lord Byron; Thomas Campion; Geoffrey Chaucer; John Clare; Wendy Cope; John Donne; Joe Dunthorne; T.S. Eliot; Lavinia Greenlaw; Ivor Gurney; Thomas Hardy; David Harsent; Seamus Heaney; Robert Herrick; Gerard Manley Hopkins; Ted Hughes;Ishion Hutchinson; John Keats; Philip Larkin; Toby Martinez de las Rivas; Charlotte Mew; Paul Muldoon; Daljit Nagra; Don Paterson; Sylvia Plath; Christopher Reid; Christina Rossetti; Richard Scott; William Shakespeare; Jo Shapcott; Edward Thomas; Derek Walcott; William Wordsworth ;W.B. Yeats
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    The Acoustic Rifftionary is the essential companion book to The Rifftionary. Packed with over 100 of the most famour acoustic riffs, from Bob Dylan's All Along The Watchtower to Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here. Each riff is notated in guitar TAB format, so there's no need to read music. Tuning and capo information is also included where appropriate. The Acoustic Rifftionary is also packed with classic guitar trivia. For each riff, you get a guide to the original guitarist's set-up, technical tips, fascinating facts and guitar trivia as well as key lyrics.
  • AVGMP
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    A collection of spooky spine chillers perfect for reading around the fire as the nights draw in. Includes "The Signal-man' by Charles Dickens; "Oh Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad'" by MR James; 'The Body Snatcher' by Robert Louis Stevenson; 'The Masque of the Red Death' by Edgar Allen Poe; 'The Canterville Ghost' by Oscar Wilde; "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving.
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    A wonderful collection of six of Kipling's well-loved stories, telling how animals came to be the way they are, comprising: How the Camel got his Hump, How the Whale got his Throat, How the Elephant got his Trunk, How the Rhino got his Skin, How the Leopard got his Spots and Why the Kangaroo Jumps.
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    As the stars twinkle on a snowy night, a brave barn owl teaches a little hare not to be afraid of the dark, an adventurous kitten discovers a magical new home and a lonely foal finds a friend to share Christmas with. A heart-warming collection of animal stories, perfect for bedtime reading. Cuddle up and share this delightful anthology with your little ones.
  • BHAIE
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    The Forward Book of Poetry 2018 showcases the best poetry published in the UK and Ireland over the previous year. It features all the shortlisted entries and highly commended poems from the coveted Forward Prizes for Poetry - now in their 26th year - and a foreword by the jury chair, Andrew Marr. He and his fellow judges - the poets Mona Arshi and Ian Duhig, the poet-critic Sandeep Parmar and the artist Chris Riddell - considered 186 new poetry collections and 212 single poems before arriving at their selection.This book, which places fresh voices alongside familiar names is for everyone curious to learn more about the richness and variety of poetry today.
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    'What will survive of us is love.' In this new anthology poets from across the ages lead us on a journey of love in its many forms. From Shakespeare to Rossetti, Keats to Auden, Byron to Browning an beyond, as well as a host of contemporary voices including Wendy Cope, Simon Armitage and Carol Ann Duffy, this new gathering of timeless love poems speaks to the heart about this most universal of themes. Whether in marriage or heartbreak, friendship or infatuation, whether in pursuit of the unattainable ideal or else settling down together for life, whether in love or out of it, you will find poems here to touch the heart. A vital assembly of our most treasured and enduring love poems.
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    Discover the tales which inspired famous ballets in this selection of twelve stories, retold especially for readers today.
  • Best Ever Fiction Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781447242086 - Various
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    All the novels in this ten-book contemporary fiction collection have been hand-picked by Book People's in-house experts to make sure they are just right for keeping you entertained and inspired over the coming months.

    From the startlingly original The Silver Linings Playbook, the novel that inspired the Oscar-winning film starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence; through to Charlotte Mendelson's brilliant portrayal of a perfectly dysfunctional family in When We Were Bad; and Sarah Rayner's heartbreaking tale of friendship in One Moment, One Morning; the assorted books featured here are sure to resonate with you long after you've finished them.