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  • BYP2 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Kylie Jean's class is performing Alice in Wonderland! Kylie Jean knows she'd be just perfect as the Queen of Hearts. But mean girl Paula wants the part too . . . .
  • BUHYK
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    Life's a drag... Why not be a queen? 'Stories like the one where you shagged a 79-year-old builder and knocked over his sister's ashes while feeding him a Viagra. Or the time you crashed your car because you were giving a hand job in barely moving traffic and took your eye off the car in front. That's the kind of dinner-party ice-breaker I'm talking about.' Northern, working-class and shagging men three times her age, Crystal writes candidly about her search for `the one'; sleeping with a VIP in an attempt to become a world famous journalist; getting hired and fired by a well-known fashion magazine; being torn between losing weight and gorging on KFC; and her need for constant sexual satisfaction (and where that takes her). Charting her day-to-day adventures over the course of a year, we encounter tucks, twists and sucks, heinous overspending and endless nights spent sprinting from problem to problem in a full face of make-up. This is a place where the previously unspeakable becomes the commendable - a unique portrayal of the queer experience.
  • AZBFU
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    Did you ever hear the saying "there are two sides to every story?" This is especially true for major events in history. The details of the same event can appear very different depending on the perspectives of the people involved. In this fresh take on history, read about the lives of Elizabeth I of England and Mary, Queen of Scots from both queens' points of view.
  • The Century Girls - Hardback - 9781471161322 - Tessa Dunlop
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    Six women who have lived the last hundred years of British history reveal how their lives have changed since the suffragettes won the right for women (over 30 and who met certain property qualifications) to vote in 1918.

    Hailing from locations spread across Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland, Helena, Olive, Edna, Joyce, Ann and Phyllis - The Century Girls - explain what they saw, how they were treated, who they loved, what they did and where they are now. They look back at times as housewives and working and describe the surroundings they grew up in.

    This is a personal account of how women gradually began to build independent lives for themselves in post-Great War Britain and what their day-to-day lives were like and how they changed throughout the following decades.
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    From the author of The Secret Lives of Colour, this fascinating book explores the history of civilization and human creativity: from the mummies of Ancient Egypt and the silken dragon robes of Imperial China to the woollen sails of Viking longboats and the Indian calicoes.

    Kassia St Clair studied the history of women's dress and masquerade during the 18th century and uses her knowledge and wit to argue that fabrics have changed and shaped the world we live in today.

    Packed with compelling stories from around the world and spanning thousands of years of human ingenuity, this book is sure to change the way you see the world.
  • WXP2 7 years +
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    Kylie Jean shows her talent for singing at the annual Jubilee Talent Show.
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    Queens of Fennbirn contains two gripping stories from the New York Times bestselling Three Dark Crowns universe, written by Kendare Blake. The Young Queens is the story of the three queens when they were born, before they were separated - it gives a short glimpse of the time when they all lived together, loved each other and protected one another. It's also the story of the day they were torn apart and the immediate years that followed before the opening of Three Dark Crowns. The Oracle Queen - historically, baby queens born with the sight gift were drowned. This had been the practice for hundreds of years, so long that few were even born any more, as if the Goddess knew it would be a waste. It is a harsh sentence, but necessary, for it is well-known that in a queen the sight gift will run strong. Strong enough to drive her mad. This is the tale of the last sight-gift queen to be allowed to live. She was overcome by paranoia and false visions, driven past the brink by the phantom thoughts of others in her head, so she set upon the capital with bloody ruin, murdering whole houses, whole family lines, without trial. Or at least, that is how the tale is told. This is her story.
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    This little Collins book covers all the key people, places and events from English history, from the Battle of Hastings and the World Wars to the rise of the Beatles and Brexit.

    Presented in an accessible format, this concise guide shows how England became what it is today and will be enjoyed by visitors to England and history enthusiasts alike!
  • The Last Tudor - Hardback - 9781471133053 - Philippa Gregory
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    Philippa Gregory, author of the Cousins' War series, is often regarded as the queen of historical fiction and this meticulously researched novel focuses on the legacy left by Lady Jane Grey, a woman who was Queen of England for nine days.

    Using her position as cousin to the deceased king, her father and his conspirators put her on the throne ahead of the king's half-sister Mary, who quickly mustered an army, claimed her crown and locked Jane in the Tower. When Jane refused to betray her Protestant faith, Mary sent her to the executioner's block... It's here where Jane turned her father's greedy grab for power into a tale of brave and tragic martyrdom.

    Jane leaves all kinds of letters to her younger sister, Katherine, and they're all intended to help her enjoy her beauty, youth and to find love. Katherine's lineage makes her a threat to the insecure and infertile Queen Mary and when news of a secret marriage is revealed by her pregnancy, she is also sent to the tower. She, too, leaves the youngest Grey sister, Mary, a letter with advice.

    Mary is a beautiful dwarf who has been disregarded by the court and she finds it easy to keep secrets. After watching her sisters defy the Queen, Mary knows she is a possible heir to the throne, but she's determined to stay in charge of her own destiny.
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    One Enchanted Evening, Strictly Come Dancing's Anton Du Beke's debut novel, will take you back to the glitz and glamour of 1930s ballrooms.

    The exclusive Buckingham Hotel is a place where the rich, famous and elite all gather to socialise and dance their cares away. But unseen hotel staff are hiding behind the plush curtains and discreet doors.

    Meanwhile, the storm clouds of war are gathering and scandal and secrets are starting to be spilled...
  • Rennie Airth Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781509897247
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    Follow Detective Inspector John Madden as he attempts to solve a number of tricky cases in Rennie Airth's three novels inspired by the Golden Age of crime fiction.

    In River of Darkness, it's 1921 and there's been a terrible murder at a manor house in Surrey. The victims have all been stabbed and the lack of disturbance in the house suggests the attack was one of terrifying speed. While the police force are ready to put the murders down to robbery and violence, Madden sees things differently - he's sure this is the work of a psychopath...

    The Blood Dimmed Tide finds Madden on the trail of a killer who is a master of reinvention; and The Dead of Winter takes place in late 1944 when a young Polish girl who worked on Madden's farm winds up dead...

    This collection includes books 1-3 in Rennie Airth's John Madden Mystery series
    Format: paperback
  • Maureen Lee Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9781407251172
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    This collection contains eight powerful and compelling novels, all set in Liverpool, from acclaimed saga writer Maureen Lee. These stories are powerful, heartfelt and sure to leave you spellbound.

    Full of unforgettable characters, these rich stories contain everything from a journey to the past which includes a lost lover and secret child to a chance meeting with momentous repercussions.

    For fans of: Dilly Court, Lyn Andrews, Josephine Cox
    Format: paperback
  • Eagles of Empire Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781472250872 - Simon Scarrow
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    Simon Scarrow is one of the world's favourite historical fiction authors and his Eagles of the Empire series is a must-read for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Conn Iggulden.

    Under the Eagle, the first book in the series, is set in AD42 and follows bookish Quintus Licinius Cato as he arrives in Germany as a new recruit to the Second Legion, the toughest in the Roman Army. He struggles to adapt to the military lifestyle and things get even tougher when he's appointed a rank above his colleagues, due to his imperial connections. Second in command to Macro, the army find themselves on a special mission to Britain - a land of unparalleled barbarity...

    The army also faces bloody skirmishes with sinister organisations; fall into the hands of a dark sect of Druids; attempt to seize the south west of Britain; and end up as fugitives on the run.

    This collection includes books 1-5 in Simon Scarrow's Eagles of the Empire series.
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    Robert Hutton tells the incredible story of Eric Roberts, the MI5 agent codenamed Jack King who helped flush out the Nazi sympathisers on British soil as part of Operation Fifth Column in June, 1940.

    Recruited into the world of espionage by Maxwell Knight, Roberts had the ability to make people trust him with their darkest secrets and received so many secrets from Nazi sympathisers who believed him to be a Gestapo officer...

    Drawing on newly declassified documents and private family archives, this book reveals just how close Britain was to succumbing to fascism during the Second World War - and how the actions of brave and brilliant people like Robert Hutton managed to avoid this.
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    Urban adventurer Will Hunt has explored all kinds of incredible underground places - from caves and catacombs to subways systems and spectacular mines.

    In this narrative history, he explains why we find the world beneath our feet so intriguing and how we excavate in search of both scientific truth and to learn about mythology, magic and spirits. He also explains how we dig in search of riches; hide secrets and bury toxic waste...

    He explores the Paris underground; reveals what can be found under the dwellings in Turkey; and heads into South Dakota's abandoned mines with NASA scientists.
  • A.A. Milne Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781509897292 - AA Milne
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    A.A. Milne may be best known as the author who brought Winnie-the-Pooh and Christopher Robin into the world but he was equally adept at writing charming adult tales and short stories. This collection will help you discover another side to this beloved and famous writer.

    Four Days' Wonder is a hilarious spoof on the detective novel in the vein of P.G. Wodehouse; Two People is a perceptive account of a marriage between a couple who realise they have nothing in common; and Mr Pim Passes By is a delightful comedy of manners.

    Chloe Marr is an entertaining novel about a young socialite; and A Table Near the Band is a collection of short stories about the foibles of everyday life. It takes in everything from a family reunion to a first dance and domestic disagreements.

    Format: paperback
  • ANGM
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    Amidst a backdrop of Spanish plotting and Catholic disputes, Queen Elizabeth I's control over her kingdom is wavering...

    The body of a small boy is found in London with strange marks on it that no one can explain... Idealist physician Nicholas Shelby finds another body just days after and this one is displaying the same marks... A serial killer must be on the loose. He's joined by the mysterious tavern keeper Bianca in his investigations but the duo soon find themselves caught up in a sinister plot.

    Set in Elizabethan London, S.W. Perry's debut novel The Angel's Mark is an intelligent and dark historical thriller full of sinister twists and turns...

    For fans of authors like C.J. Sansom, Rory Clements, S.G. MacLean
  • AQCAI 11 years +
    11 years +
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    With queen bees, drama queens and cliquey teens girl friendships can be tough! Teen Life Confidential is here to help with this guide for teenagers looking for help surviving the friendship game. Hanging out with your best friends can be awesome, but what happens when things go wrong? Queen Bees, Drama Queens and Cliquey Teens answers your friendship problems and questions and gives advice on everything from how to cope with the bullies and mean girls at school, to how to be a better friend yourself. Written by experienced author Anita Naik, this title explores all aspects of teenage girl friendships and the problems that surround them. We look at what being popular means, the downsides of friendships and what to do when things go wrong. Includes an 8 ways to empower yourself guide. Self-esteem and self-confidence are vital when coping with girl friendships and girl bullying, so we've given 8 things that the reader can do every day to improve their confidence and build their self esteem. Each section is accompanied by quotes from real teenagers to give examples of real-life problems that teenagers experience every day. We also feature quizzes to help you to assess your own behaviour and work out what your friendship style is. Anita Naik is an author, columnist, blogger and journalist. She started her career as advice columnist on the teen magazine Just 17, and is now the agony aunt at Teen Now magazine and Avon Connects. She is also a regular contributor to the parenting technology site Quibly (http://www.quib.ly) and writes regularly on the subjects of teens, tech, parenting, education and social media, across various media platforms and magazines. Kidscape is the first charity in the UK established specifically to prevent bullying and child sexual abuse. Kidscape works UK-wide to provide individuals and organisations with practical skills and resources necessary to keep children safe from harm. We are grateful to Claude Knights at Kidscape for her advice in the creation of this book. For more information please visit: http://www.kidscape.org.uk/ Chapter One - Being popular: What does it means to be popular and who you are friends with right now? Chapter Two - The girls who rule school: Here we look at the girls at the top of the class and why they behave the way they do. Chapter Three - The downside of friendships: Relational aggression explained and ways to deal with the mean behaviours that arise in girl friendships. Chapter Four - What kind of friend are you? Helps readers to assess their own friendship behaviour. We look at the different types of friend and the problems of the behaviours associated with them. Chapter Five - When things go wrong: How to cope with friendships that end, or turn nasty. A Help Section gives details of places to go for further help and guidance, and a glossary explains specific terms to readers.
  • LBCA
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    This handy little book covers all of England's most famous cathedrals and abbeys, including beautiful photography as well as historical and architectural information.

    Presented as an accessible guide, this book talks through the likes of the world-famous St Paul's Cathedral and Canterbury Cathedral, home to the leader of the Church of England.

    Details also include an eight-page map section explaining their locations, websites and opening times.
  • LBEC
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    This handy little Collins book is a guide to England's most dramatic castles and strongholds. It features an eight-page map section detailing the locations of each castle mentioned in the book, as well as beautiful colour photographs to accompany the information.

    This book covers Windsor, Warwick, and Leeds Castle in great detail, covering both their historical and architectural backgrounds. Also included are lesser-known fortresses across England, which are detailed according to their property custodianship and much more.
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    Peter Ackroyd presents the latest instalment in his History of England with Revolution, a book covering the years between 1688 and 1815.

    From William of Orange's accession following the Revolution to the Regency when England once again found itself at war with France (a war that ended with the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo), this looks at life during the late Stuart and Georgian eras.

    During this time, the Bank of England and stock exchange were founded and the Church of England was fully established as the guardian of the spiritual life of the nation. Newspapers also first flourished during this era and the English novel was born. It was also a time when coffee houses, playhouses and shops began to pop up in towns and villages all across the nation.

    The industrial revolution also occurred in this period and this was a time when England transformed from a country of blue skies and farmland to one of soot and steel and coal.
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    Peter Ackroyd continues his History of England series with Dominion. This impressive hardback tome will delight any armchair historian.

    This book takes us from post-Battle of Waterloo Britain in 1815 though to the last years of the Regency and death of Queen Victoria in 1901. Ackroyd casts his eye over William IV's reign that saw the modernisation of the political system and the abolition of slavery, the accession of Queen Victoria and technological progress including the invention of steam railways and the first telegram.

    This richly detailed book also looks at industrialisation and the sheer amount of great literature that was written during this era (Byron, Shelley, Wordsworth and, of course, Dickens). It celebrates a time when Britannia really did seem to rule the waves.
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    Elizabeth and Mary: cousins, rivals, queens. They loved each other, they hated each other - they could never escape one another. Kate Williams's thrilling new history tells the story of Elizabeth I of England and her betrayal of Mary, Queen of Scots. At the end of the Tudor era, here were two women on two thrones. But this was a man's world and many believed that no woman should govern. All around Elizabeth and Mary were sycophants, spies and detractors who wanted their power, their favour and their bodies. And so they became one another's closest confidants in the struggle to be both women and queens. Alliances were few, but for many years theirs survived - until the forces rising against them, and the struggles of love and dynasty, drove them apart. It was a schism that would end in secret assassination plots, devastating betrayal and, eventually, the signing of Mary's death warrant in Elizabeth's hand. Kate Williams' Rivals Queens offers an electrifying new perspective on Elizabeth and Mary, and the most important relationship of their lives - that which they had with one another.
  • AIPDK 6 years +
    6 years +
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    The second book in a brand new series from David Roberts and Alan MacDonald, the best-selling team that brought you Dirty Bertie. Angela Nicely might look like she's made of sugar and spice and all things nice, but nothing could be further from the truth! Queen Bee features three wickedly funny stories about Angela. Whether she's matchmaking her teachers, flogging homemade lemonade, or dealing with the Ugly Sisters, she always has an answer for everything...With fantastic artwork by award-winning illustrator, David Roberts (Tyrannosaurus Drip, The Wind in the Willows, The Troll, Eddie Dickens Trilogy), these stories are perfect for confident readers to enjoy by themselves, or for sharing with your child. Angela Nicely is sure to delight young readers, with her larger-than-life personality and her desire to be the best!