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  • AQWUO
    Alwyn Hamilton
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    Sold immediately at auction across the world, this phenomenal novel is the first in a trilogy packed with shooting contests, train robberies, festivals under the stars, powerful Djinni magic and an electrifying love story. This promises to be a global super lead. "Tell me that and we'll go. Right now. Save ourselves and leave this place to burn. Tell me that's how you want your story to go and we'll write it straight across the sand." Dustwalk is Amani's home. The desert sand is in her bones. But she wants to escape. More than a want. A need. Then a foreigner with no name turns up to save her life, and with him the chance to run. But to where? The desert plains are full of danger. Sand and blood are swirling, and the Sultan's enemies are on the rise.
  • AJHPQ
    Mike Nicholson
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    A braw Scots story for bairns! Welcome to Thistle Sands, a beautiful sandy Scottish beach where you'll meet lots of friendly folk and some fun Scots words. Don't worry if you're PEELY WALLY, just grab a bucket and spade for a day of making sandcastles, exploring rock pools and playing with beach balls. No need to look GLAIKIT, just watch out you don't fall on your BAHOOKIE and if you get MAUCHIT you can take a dip in the sparkling water. This funny story, told in bright rhyming verse, is full of the lively Scottish characters who've come to the seaside for the day. Packed with detail to spot on each page, the warm, bright illustrations will make children want to have their own splash about!
  • ADWEB 9 years +
    Bear Grylls
    9 years +
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    Lost amid the desert sands! When Beck Granger and his friend, Peter, join Beck's Uncle Al for a holiday in Africa, they aren't expecting to find themselves stranded in the Sahara Desert. But when they stumble upon a smuggling ring and have to bail out of a plane over the desert, Beck knows their chances of survival are slim. Somehow they must find their way back to civilisation, but there are snakes, scorpions and the merciless rays of the sun to overcome first! This is a gripping African adventure packed with real survival details and dangers at every turn!
  • AAWSE
    Josephine Tey
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    On his train back to Scotland for a well-earned rest, Inspector Grant learns that a fellow passenger, one Charles Martin, has been found dead. It looks like a case of misadventure - but Grant is not so sure. Teased by some enigmatic lines of verse that the deceased had apparently scrawled on a newspaper, he follows a trail to the remote Outer Hebrides. And though it is the end of his holiday, it is also the beginning of an intriguing investigation into the bizarre circumstances shrouding Charles Martin's death...
  • AUGZD
    Geoff Dyer
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    From one of Britain's most original writers, White Sands is a creative exploration of why we travel. Episodic, wide-ranging, funny and smart, the linked journeys recall the themes of Dyer's Yoga for People Who Can't Be Bothered to Do It - albeit with the wisdom of (middle) age. From a trip to the Lightning Field in New Mexico, to chasing Gauguin's ghost in French Polynesia, from falling for someone who may or may not be a tour guide in Beijing's Forbidden City, to tracking down the house of an intellectual hero in Los Angeles, Dyer pursues all permutations of the peak experience including the trough experience. In his trademark style he blends travel writing, essay, criticism and fiction with a smart and cantankerous wit that is unmatched. This is a book for armchair travellers and procrastinating philosophers everywhere.
  • ABTUF
    JG Ballard
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    Vermilion Sands - populated only by forgotten movie queens, solitary impresarios, beachcombers and malignant obsessions - is a fully-automated desert resort languishing in uneasy decay: a place where psychosensitive houses are driven to murder by their owners' neuroses, and love palls before evil.
  • AHHKI
    Erskine Childers
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    'About this coast...In the event of war it seems to me that every inch of it would be important, sand and all.' Executed in 1922 for his involvement in Irish republicanism, Childers in remembered most vividly for his ground-breaking spy novel, The Riddle of the Sands (1903). In spite of good prospects in the Foreign Office, the sardonic civil servant Carruthers is finding it hard to endure the emptiness and boredom of his life in London. He reluctantly accepts an invitation from a college friend, Davies, the shyly intrepid yachtsman, and joins him on a sailing holiday in the Baltic.

    The regeneration of Carruthers begins as he is initiated into the mysteries of seamanship, but the story builds in excitement as Carruthers and Davies discover a German plot to invade England. Like much contemporary British spy fiction, The Riddle of the Sands reflects the long suspicious years leading up to the First World War and the intricacy of its conception and its lucid detail make it a classic of its genre. This edition is complemented by a fine introduction which examines the novel in its political and historical context.
  • AZEOF
    Alexander McCall Smith
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    After successfully thwarting a dastardly plan to steal rare marine animals from the sea around the Scottish island of Mull, Ben and Fee MacTavish feel they can relax and continue learning all about nautical life on board School Ship Tobermory. But it's not long before their everyday routine is interrupted by an extraordinary event. Ben, Fee, their fellow students and the crew of the Tobermory find themselves embroiled in another adventure that leads them thousands of miles from Mull to a small island in the Caribbean, where they learn extraordinary details about Captain Macbeth's past and come face to face with modern-day pirates.
  • AHIKH 5 years +
    5 years +
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    This Read with Biff, Chip & Kipper Level 6 Collection is great value, containing 4 books in 1! It includes the stories Gran's New Blue Shoes, Ice City, The Lost Voice and Secret of the Sands. Read With Biff, Chip and Kipper is the UK's best-selling home reading series. It's based on the Oxford Reading Tree which is used in 80% of primary schools. Level 6 First Stories have been specially written to practise a range of key everyday words, using engaging and humorous stories to really hook children into reading. This collection features one of the popular 'Magic Key' adventures. Level 6 Phonics books practise sounds and letters, just as children learn to do in school, with the help of Biff, Chip, Kipper and Floppy. This collection focuses on more unusual spelling patterns, for example 's' as in 'dress,' 'city,' 'nurse' and 'palace.' These delightful stories include tips for reading together as well as puzzles and fun activities. Written by Roderick Hunt and beautifully illustrated by Alex Brychta, they are the perfect introduction to learning to read! This series also provides free support for parents through www.oxfordowl.co.uk. Visit Oxford Owl for practical advice on helping children learn to read, all you need to know about phonics, and lots of fun activities and free eBooks.
  • BCPHZ
    Jorge Amado
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    A Brazilian Lord of the Flies, about a group of boys who live by their wits and daring in the slums of Bahia. They call themselves 'Captains of the Sands', a gang of orphans and runaways who live by their wits and daring in the torrid slums and sleazy back alleys of Bahia. Led by fifteen-year-old 'Bullet', the band - including a crafty liar named 'Legless', the intellectual 'Professor', and the sexually precocious 'Cat' - pulls off heists and escapades against the privileged of Brazil. But when a public outcry demands the capture of the 'little criminals', the fate of these children becomes a poignant, intensely moving drama of love and freedom in a shackled land. Captains of the Sands captures the rich culture, vivid emotions, and wild landscape of Bahia with penetrating authenticity and brilliantly displays the genius of Brazil's most acclaimed author. JORGE AMADO (1912-2001), the son of a cocoa planter, was born in the Brazilian state of Bahia, which he would portray in more than twenty-five novels. His first novels, published when he was still a teenager, dramatize the class struggles of workers on Bahian cocoa plantations. Amado was later exiled for his leftist politics, but his novels would always have a strong political perspective. Not until Amado returned to Brazil in the 1950s did he write his acclaimed novels Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon and Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (the basis for the successful film and Broadway musical of the same name), which display a lighter, more comic approach than his overtly political novels. One of the most renowned writers of the Latin American boom of the 1960s, Amado has had his work translated into more than forty-five languages. GREGORY RABASSA is a National Book Award-winning translator whose English-language versions of works by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Mario Vargas Llosa, Julio Cortazar, and Jorge Amado have become classics in their own right. COLM TOIBIN, who worked as a journalist in Latin America in the 1980s, is the author of the bestselling novels The Master, which was shortlisted for the 2004 Booker Prize, and Brooklyn.
  • ACDXL
    Barbara Erskine
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    Haunting tales from the shifting sands of time. A brilliant new collection of stories, from the Sunday Times bestselling author of HIDING FROM THE LIGHT A spine-tingling collection of stories from the bestselling author of Lady of Hay and Hiding from the Light. Sands of Time features two intriguing long stories that pick up the fortunes of characters from Whispers in the Sand, Barbara Erskine's captivating novel of Egypt. Still haunted by ancient mysteries, and the subject of dark intentions, Anna and Louisa must once more do battle with the past in order to survive the present. Here, too, are a host of other tales, all with a touch of the unexpected!A happily married woman has an affair -- with a man who died in the First World War!Who is the little girl on the swing in the garden -- and why does only Charlotte see her? And how can a traveller find herself transported suddenly from her airplane seat to the snowy Canadian wastes below? Suspense, romance, passion, unexpected echoes of the past -- vintage Barbara Erskine, and storytelling at its most compelling.
  • CT0743 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Make and create over and over again with this easy-to-mould sand and accompanying accessories.

    The sand comes in three different colours and weighs 1.5kg, while the inflatable sandpit measures 60cm x 45cm meaning your children can avoid making a mess while they play. The set also includes moulds and tools.

    Dimensions: Box size 180 x 180mm. Ages 3 plus
  • AMKZI 5 years +
    5 years +
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    Starring Biff, Chip and Kipper, these Oxford Reading Tree Level 6 First Stories have been specially written to introduce and practise a range of everyday words and story language.

    Fun plots and carefully levelled text with gradual progression create the perfect combination to build children's confidence and enjoyment of reading.

    These four engaging Biff, Chip and Kipper adventures include tips for reading together and for talking about the story, puzzles and fun activities.
  • AOYMA 9 years +
    Kevin Sands
    9 years +
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    Follow the clues. Crack the code. Stay alive. Potions, puzzles and the occasional explosion are all in a day's work for young apothecary Christopher Rowe. Murder is another matter. It's a dangerous time to be the apprentice of Benedict Blackthorn. A wave of mysterious murders has sent shockwaves through London, and soon Christopher finds himself on the run. His only allies are his best friend, Tom, courageous Molly, and a loyal feathered friend, Bridget. His only clues are a coded message about his master's most dangerous project, and a cryptic warning - 'Tell no one!' The race is on for Christopher: crack the code and uncover its secret, or become the next victim...A brilliant, fast-paced adventure perfect for fans of Percy Jackson.
  • ALNEO
    Hugh Howey
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    This is the new novel from the international bestselling author of the Wool trilogy. The old world is buried. A new one has been forged atop the shifting dunes. Here in this land of howling wind and infernal sand, four siblings find themselves scattered and lost. Palmer has never been the same since his father walked out twelve years ago. His elder sister, Vic, is trying to run away from the past; his younger brothers, Connor and Rob, are risking their lives to embrace it. His mother, left with nothing but anger, is just trying to forget. Palmer wants to prove his worth, not only to his family, but to himself. And in the barren, dune-covered landscape of his home, there is only one way to earn respect: sand-diving. Plunging deep below the desert floor in search of relics and scraps of the old world. He is about to embark on the most dangerous dive of his young life, aiming to become the first to discover the rumoured city below. Deep within the sand lies the key to bringing his family together - and tearing their world apart.
  • ARBSS
    Lynsay Sands
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    Dante Notte has heard it said that love hurts. He just wasn't expecting it to run him over in an RV. Still, a punctured lung and broken ribs are nothing compared to the full-body shock he feels whenever he's near the vehicle's driver, Mary Winslow. He needs to keep her safe from their pursuers while he rescues his brother. Most challenging of all, he needs to claim this smart, stubborn woman as his life mate. The naked, injured, insanely gorgeous younger man who clambered into her RV insists they belong together. If Mary wasn't feeling their incredible connection in every inch of her being, she wouldn't believe it. But now that the men who took Dante's twin are after her too, trusting her gut means risking her life for an immortal who's the very definition of a perfect stranger.
  • AWNBP
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    BOILS, BLOOD AND A BURNING FEVER - THE BLACK DEATH HAS RETURNED TO LONDON ...As the dreaded sickness spreads through the city, striking down rich and poor alike, an unknown man arrives with a miracle cure. But when an assassin threatens the life of the city's new saviour, young apothecary Christopher Rowe and his faithful friend Tom must risk their lives to untangle another dark conspiracy. And when the plague strikes close to home, the stakes are raised higher than ever before ...The breathtaking sequel to The Blackthorn Key - shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize.
  • AESQL
    Lynsay Sands
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    Nicholas Argeneau was once a successful hunter who went after rogue vampires who break the immortal law. Except no one has mentioned his name in the last fifty years, not since he turned into a rogue himself. But once a hunter, always a hunter. When Nicholas sees a bloodthirsty sucker terrifying a woman, it's second nature for him to come to her rescue. He had no idea he would also want to kiss her senseless ...One minute Josephine Willan is taking in a breath of fresh air, and the next sharp fangs are heading straight for her neck! Luckily a gorgeous stranger saves her life ...and gets locked up for his troubles. Can a man who kisses so lovingly and passionately really have committed the crime he's accused of? Jo isn't so sure ...and she's determined to prove that this renegade hunter is worth fighting for.
  • AFKMM
    Lynsay Sands
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    This holiday season, join New York Times bestselling authors Lynsay Sands and Jeaniene Frost for a special look into their worlds, where creatures are always stirring and no one sleeps through the night...
  • AAXVU
    Lynsay Sands
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    Rule #1: Never get involved with someone who won't be there for you when the sun comes up. Rule #2: Never kiss a vampire ...it can be a pain in the neck. Once bitten, twice shy - and sexy PI Jackie Morrisey *so* wasn't going there again with a vampire. Vincent Argeneau might be the hottest guy she'd ever met, living or dead, but she'd been hired to stop a killer from turning him into dust, not to jump into bed with him. So what if Vincent's had four hundred years to perfect his kissing skills, and looks incredibly tempting when he runs around the house shirtless. He's also charming, protective ...and did we mention he can kiss? Jackie needs to be on her guard, or else she'll have to come up with a new rule: if you're going to fall in love with a vampire, make sure it's a bite to remember.
  • AWXUO
    Lynsay Sands
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    New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands welcomes readers back to the Scottish Highlands, where a gallant warrior vows to protect a beautiful runaway ...Lady Murine Carmichael has known her share of bad luck. But when her debt-ridden half brother tries to sell her off in exchange for a few Scottish horses, it's the final straw. If keeping her freedom means escaping through harsh countryside alone, so be it. She has barely begun her journey when she lands an unlikely escort-the brawny Highlander who just refused to buy her virtue. Dougall Buchanan was disgusted by Lord Danvries' shameful offer, but Murine tempts him beyond measure. Even bedraggled and dusty, the lass glows with beauty and bravery. Dougall wants to do more than just help her flee. He wants to protect her-with his life and his heart-if she'll only let him. For Murine may be pursued by a powerful foe, but nothing compares to the fiery courage of a Highlander in love.
  • ACHSX
    Lynsay Sands
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    They call him the Devil, the most notorious laird in all of Scotland. But Cullen, the new Larid of Donnachaidh, pays them no heed. He cares only about the survival of his clan, and for that, he needs a wife. He wants someone stout to bear him sons. He wants a pliable woman who wouldn't question his dictates. He wants a passionate woman to warm his bed...one out of three isn't bad. Evelinde has lived under the cruel thumb of her stepmother for too long. That is the only explanation for her eagerness to wed the "Devil of the Highlands". She's determined to be a good wife, but this Devil needs to learn that there is more to a marriage than what goes on in the bedchamber...
  • ACHTC
    Lynsay Sands
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    New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands and Avon Books rising stars Pamela Palmer and Jaime Rush bring readers Valentine's Day tales with a bite.
  • APIEI
    Lynsay Sands
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    In New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands' new Argeneau novel, a vampire accustomed to seducing every woman he meets finds the one determined to resist him ...With immortal good looks and scorching charisma, Justin Bricker has yet to meet a woman he can't win over. His potential life mate should be no different. But instead of falling into his bed, Holly Bosley runs away and ends up mortally wounded. To save her, he has to turn her. And then Bricker learns the shocking truth: Holly's already married. Holly wakes up with a bump on her head, a craving for blood, and a sexy stranger who insists they belong together. She needs Bricker's help to control her new abilities, even as she tries to resist his relentless seduction. Choosing between the world she knows and the eternity he offers is impossible. But Justin is fighting for his life mate - maybe even his life - and he'll break every rule to do it ...