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9780141352343
Ten of Roald Dahl's most-loved stories are read by a host of famous names in this swish-wifflingly scrumdiddlyumptious 29-CD audiobook collection.One of Dahl's biggest fans, David Walliams reads The BFG, while Douglas Hodge, fresh from playing Willy Wonka live on the West End, lends his voice to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Kate Winslet reads Matilda and comedians Chris O'Dowd, Peter Serafinowicz and Richard Ayoade lend their animated vocal talents to Dahl's best-loved characters The Twits, Fantastic Mr Fox and Danny the Champion of the World!A must for keeping the whole family entertained on long journeys, the CDs come in a handy and stylish tin case, too.
9781460751428
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Australia's most trusted and best-selling cookbook author, Donna Hay, wants to take you from basics to brilliance. Donna believes that, just like anything you want to be good at, mastering the basics is how you build confidence. So, in this book, she's sharing all her favourite, tried and true recipes - think the perfect tender steak, golden roast chicken, crispy pork belly, her nan's sponge cake, and of course the fudgiest brownies! Each basic recipe is followed by clever variations and simple flavour change-ups, so one recipe becomes many and your repertoire naturally grows. Take Donna's 'no-fail meringue mixture' - once mastered, this basic recipe can be tweaked to be turned into the perfect pavlova; divinely flavoured salted caramel, chocolate, rosewater and pistachio, and raspberry meringues for an elegant afternoon tea; or a silky smooth and tangy lemon meringue pie for a divine dessert for a dinner party. This is your ultimate guide to being brilliant in the kitchen! Basics to Brilliance is a luxurious hardback, featuring beautiful photography and featuring over 200 recipes. This is a book you will want to treasure forever.
9780143203865

Itoami Plants

by ( Jun, 2012 )
Beautiful crochet projects for accessories such as necklaces, earrings, hair ornaments, brooches and accents for scarves or socks. Inspired by the delicate elegance of plants, the crochet is intricate but surprisingly easy. The book contains stunning photography and easy-to-follow diagrams and instructions. Japanese Craft books are hugely popular, with hundreds of blogs and online craft-communities devoted to their unique aesthetic and meticulous detail. Previously only accessible to Japanese-speakers and those with sewing skills advanced enough to attempt to interpret the patterns with no instruction, this translation will appeal to an already-devoted following and also engage with a whole new market.
9780316106702
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When D.W. is sent to her room for ten minutes by her mother, she begins to think about all kinds of crazy things and wonders if she will ever be allowed out of her room again, but at the end of her ten minutes, D.W. is set free and all her worries are put to rest. Reprint.
9780345494764
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After the 1973 success of American Graffiti, filmmaker George Lucas made the fateful decision to pursue a longtime dream project: a space fantasy movie unlike any ever produced. Lucas envisioned a swashbuckling SF saga inspired by the Flash Gordon serials classic American westerns, the epic cinema of Japanese auteur Akira Kurosawa, and mythological heroes. Its original title: The Star Wars. The rest is history, and how it was made is a story as entertaining and exciting as the movie that has enthralled millions for thirty years–a story that has never been told as it was meant to be. Until now.Using his unprecedented access to the Lucasfilm Archives and its trove of never-before-published "lost" interviews, photos, production notes, factoids, and anecdotes, Star Wars scholar J. W. Rinzler hurtles readers back in time for a one-of-a-kind behind-the-scenes look at the nearly decade-long quest of George Lucas and his key collaborators to make the "little" movie that became a phenomenon. For the first time, it’s all here:• the evolution of the now-classic story and characters–including "Annikin Starkiller" and "a huge green-skinned monster with no nose and large gills" named Han Solo• excerpts from George Lucas’s numerous, ever-morphing script drafts• the birth of Industrial Light & Magic, the special-effects company that revolutionized Hollywood filmmaking• the studio-hopping and budget battles that nearly scuttled the entire project• the directo
9780753556351
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On September 30th, 1965, International Rescue successfully completed their first assignment, and the Tracy brothers imprinted themselves on a generation of captivated children. Thirty-two episodes, many repeats, 60 territories, two feature films, three albums, numerous comics, books, toys, videos and DVDs and five decades later, Thunderbirds are still saving the world from the brink of peril. "Thunderbirds: The Vault "is the first ever lavishly illustrated, definitive, beautifully packaged, presentation hardback telling the story of this enduring cult phenomenon. Packed with previously unpublished material, including prop photos, design sketches, production memos and other collectible memorabilia, plus specially commissioned photography of original 1960s merchandise and new interviews with cast and crew, it s going to be a collectors dream and a fantastic piece of cult TV history.
9780942121186
Encoded in the very words you speak are messages that you can use the gain a new vitality. And amazingly, "the Word" itself can take you to the roots of the world's oldest mystery. What "evil" did humanity eat in the garden that led to our initial downfall? The answer brings us... Out Of Armageddon Into Aquarius.... Why was the name of RA, Egypt's sun-god, the same as RA, the Hebrew word for "evil"? And why was MALUS, the Latin for "evil," the same as MALUS, the Latin for "apple tree"? excerpts from books back cover and foreword
9781784703936
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Sapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus shows us where we're going. This book explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century - from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers?
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9781743535875
£30.84 The Nile NZ £32.51 Abbey's £33.12 The Nile AU £33.74 Readings £43.39 AbeBooks
Psychopaths are often thought of as killers and rapists, but up to 10 per cent of people are probably psychopathic without being criminals. Science suggests psychopaths don't have empathy. Although charming in the early stages of a relationship or employment, they will leave you feeling cheated and humiliated, will dominate and manipulate you, denying reality to the point where you question your sanity. Psychopaths derive power from creating chaos that renders the rest of us immobile with confusion and resentment. The everyday psychopath is at best disruptive, and at worst highly dangerous to your day-to-day life. At a societal level, their presence in powerful positions can be disastrous. Psychopaths have always been around, Gillespie argues, but were traditionally constrained by social disapproval. But as community-building institutions dissolve, so does our ability to use social tools to constrain the psychopaths among us. Taming Toxic People is a practical guide to restraining the difficult person in your life, be it your boss, your spouse or a parent. It is also a serious and meticulously researched warning if we value a free and well-functioning society: if we don't understand and act to manage psychopathic behaviour, Trump is only the beginning.
9781408812525
£36.00 eBay
The perfect opportunity to own all seven Harry Potter titles in the 'Signature' edition livery. The books are presented spine-up inside a full colour, flip-top-lid box.
9780882709192
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It's hard to talk about The Origin of Species without making statements that seem overwrought and fulsome. But it's true: this is indeed one of the most important and influential books ever written, and it is one of the very few groundbreaking works of science that is truly readable. To a certain extent it suffers from the Hamlet problem--it's full of clichés! Or what are now clichés, but which Darwin was the first to pen. Natural selection, variation, the struggle for existence, survival of the fittest: it's all in here. Darwin's friend and "bulldog" T.H. Huxley said upon reading the Origin, "How extremely stupid of me not to have thought of that." Alfred Russel Wallace had thought of the same theory of evolution Darwin did, but it was Darwin who gathered the mass of supporting evidence--on domestic animals and plants, on variability, on sexual selection, on dispersal--that swept most scientists before it. It's hardly necessary to mention that the book is still controversial: Darwin's remark in his conclusion that "Light will be thrown on the origin of man and his history" is surely the pinnacle of British understatement. --Mary Ellen Curtin
9780091935580
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Do you sabotage your own happiness and success? Are you struggling to make sense of yourself? Do your emotions sometimes dictate your life? The Chimp Paradox is an incredibly powerful mind management model that can help you become a happy, confident, healthier and more successful person. Prof Steve Peters explains the struggle that takes place within your mind and then shows how to apply this understanding to every area of your life so you can: - Recognise how your mind is working- Understand and manage your emotions and thoughts- Manage yourself and become the person you would like to be The Chimp Mind Management Model is based on scientific facts and principles, which have been simplified into a workable model for easy use. It will help you to develop yourself and give you the skills, for example, to remove anxiety, have confidence and choose your emotions. The book will do this by giving you an understanding of the way in which your mind works and how you can manage it. It will also help you to identify what is holding you back or preventing you from having a happier and more successful life. Each chapter explains different aspects of how you function and highlights key facts for you to understand. There are also exercises for you to work with. By undertaking these exercises you will see immediate improvements in your daily living and, over time, you will develop emotional skills and practical habits that will help you to become the person that you want to be, and live the life that you want to live.
9780521088077
£30.99 Book Depository £32.31 Wordery £33.31 AbeBooks £33.74 Amazon UK £33.98 WHSmith
Muslim law and rules for dealing with the distribution of a dead person's property differ greatly from western law. The system of Muslim law, the SharVa, is derived from the Qur'an and the words of the Prophet himself, and is therefore believed to be of divine inspiration, and not man-made. A variety of schools of law have grown up which interpret the Prophet's sayings, and the practical effect of these different rules of interpretation varies considerably. Recent codifications have not necessarily remained within the classical Muslim legal traditions, and have introduced further differences. With western law it is assumed that a man will make a will, and, broadly speaking, his property will be distributed in accordance with its provisions. It is only in the event of a man dying without making a will that the rules of intestacy are applied. Muslim law makes the opposite assumption.
9781474821636
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What if Aladdin had never found the lamp? This first book in the A Twisted Tale line will explore a dark and daring version of Disney's Aladdin. When Jafar steals the Genie's lamp, he uses his first two wishes to become sultan and the most powerful sorcerer in the world. Agrabah lives in fear, waiting for his third and final wish.To stop the power-mad ruler, Aladdin and the deposed princess Jasmine must unite the people of Agrabah in rebellion. But soon their fight for freedom threatens to tear the kingdom apart in a costly civil war. What happens next? A Street Rat becomes a leader. A princess becomes a revolutionary. And readers will never look at the story of Aladdin in the same way again. Praise for A Whole New World: "A magic carpet ride of a book! A fun and unpredictable retelling of the classic Aladdin story, a must-read for all of us Disney fans!" -Melissa de la Cruz
9780723266341
£13.98 WHSmith £32.20 Boomerang Books £103.34 Fishpond
This beautiful Book and Toy set is the perfect gift for any Spot fan. Featuring the a cute plush Spot and the classic title Where's Spot in a hardy board book.
9780719567674
From saving spies to private passions - the secret adventures of James Bond's right-hand woman.
9783791371986

Robots

by ( Jul, 2014 )
£9.69 eBay £10.31 AbeBooks £10.70 Wordery £10.78 Blackwell's £12.44 Kennys
Following his hugely successful Funny Birds, Philippe UG has created a pop-up storybook filled with color, movement, shape, and charm. You don't have to be an eight-year-old boy to appreciate the plight of a robot caught in the rain--if, that is, the story is told in pop-up images by the brilliant Philippe UG. In his latest book, one of the world's most imaginative paper artists delivers a delightful glimpse into the inner workings, movement, and emotion of a hapless robot. Once he gets wet, he goes to the doctor and voilà! His creaky gears are fixed, and the robot returns to his happy, finely tuned self. As readers turn the page, each ingeniously constructed spread explodes with brilliant hues, striking contours, and vivid personality. Quirky and inspiring, this book shows why pop-up art appeals to adults and children alike.
9781107650411
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face2face Second edition is the flexible, easy-to-teach, 6-level course (A1 to C1) for busy teachers who want to get their adult and young adult learners to communicate with confidence. The Starter Teacher's Book offers detailed teaching notes for every lesson, keys to exercises and extra teaching notes. It also guides teachers through the Student's Book DVD-ROM, and relates face2face to CEFR levels and English Profile. Additionally, busy teachers can access photocopiable progress tests and communicative class activities. The free DVD in the Second edition Starter Teacher's Book offers classroom videos integrated with the Real World lessons in the Student's Book, as well as the entire content of the Teacher's Book in PDF format.
9780670863730
£104.72 AbeBooks £110.70 Better World Books
The Cook's Companion has established itself as the kitchen "bible" in�more than�500,000 homes since it was first published in 1996. This 2014 revision includes two major new chapters, two expanded chapters, 70 new recipes, and a complete revision of the text to reflect changes in the marketplace and new regulations. Stephanie believes that good food is essential to living well: her book is for everyone, every day. She has invaluable information about ingredients, cooking techniques, and kitchen equipment, along with inspiration, advice, and encouragement, and close to 1,000 failsafe recipes.
9780141352633
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Discover first words, numbers and concepts with the Moomins in this colourful touch and feel playbook. Just perfect for little hands!
9780992930936

9780099469698
£7.98 eBay £9.23 AbeBooks £9.51 Kennys £9.81 Wordery £10.68 Book Depository
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY HAROLD BLOOM. Widely regarded as the world's first modern novel, and one of the funniest and most tragic books ever written, Don Quixote chronicles the famous picaresque adventures of the noble knight-errant Don Quixote de La Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, as they travel through sixteenth-century Spain. Unless you read Spanish, you've never read Don Quixote.
9780199002108
£42.91 Abbey's £44.14 Boomerang Books
The first edition of The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery was published in the 1980s, with fifty percent of the material removed to save space, as well as to reflect a quaint, marketable vision of small-town Canada. The editors were instructed to excise anything that was not upbeat or did not "move the story along." The resulting account of Montgomery's youthful life in Prince Edward Island depicts a fun-loving, simple country girl. The unabridged journal, however, reveals something quite different. We now know that Montgomery was anything but simple. She was often anxious, bitter, dark, and political, although always able to see herself and her surroundings with a deep ironic - and often comical - twist. The unabridged version shows her using writing as a means of managing her own mood swings, as well as her increasing dependency on journal keeping, and her ambition as a writer. She was also exceedingly interested in men. We see here a more developed portrait of what she herself described as a "very uncomfortable blend" between "the passionate Montgomery blood and the Puritan Macneill conscience." Full details describe the impassioned events during which she describes becoming a "new creature," "born of sorrow and hopeless longing." In addition, this unedited account is a striking visual record, containing some 500 of her own photographs placed as she placed them in her journals, as well as newspaper clippings, postcards, and professional portra
9781847923677
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At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade's training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the next he was a patient struggling to live. When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi's transformation from a medical student asking what makes a virtuous and meaningful life into a neurosurgeon working in the core of human identity - the brain - and finally into a patient and a new father. What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when when life is catastrophically interrupted? What does it mean to have a child as your own life fades away? Paul Kalanithi died while working on this profoundly moving book, yet his words live on as a guide to us all. When Breath Becomes Air is a life-affirming reflection on facing our mortality and on the relationship between doctor and patient, from a gifted writer who became both.
9780091935580
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Do you sabotage your own happiness and success? Are you struggling to make sense of yourself? Do your emotions sometimes dictate your life? The Chimp Paradox is an incredibly powerful mind management model that can help you become a happy, confident, healthier and more successful person. Prof Steve Peters explains the struggle that takes place within your mind and then shows how to apply this understanding to every area of your life so you can: - Recognise how your mind is working- Understand and manage your emotions and thoughts- Manage yourself and become the person you would like to be The Chimp Mind Management Model is based on scientific facts and principles, which have been simplified into a workable model for easy use. It will help you to develop yourself and give you the skills, for example, to remove anxiety, have confidence and choose your emotions. The book will do this by giving you an understanding of the way in which your mind works and how you can manage it. It will also help you to identify what is holding you back or preventing you from having a happier and more successful life. Each chapter explains different aspects of how you function and highlights key facts for you to understand. There are also exercises for you to work with. By undertaking these exercises you will see immediate improvements in your daily living and, over time, you will develop emotional skills and practical habits that will help you to become the person that you want to be, and live the life that you want to live.
9781524101312
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Masters Of Spanish Comic Book Art is a celebration of the great artists who revolutionized horror comics in the 1970s with their work on Warren's Vampirella, Creepy, and Eerie horror comics. This first-ever comprehensive history of Spanish comic books and Spanish comic artists reveals their extraordinary success -- not just in Spain and America, but around the world. Containing artwork from over 80 artists, this in-depth retrospective includes profiles of such legends as Esteban Maroto, Sanjulian, Jose Gonzalez, Jordi Bernet, Enrich, Victor De La Fuente, Jose Ortiz and Luis Garcia Mozos. With 500 illustrations, over half scanned directly from the original artwork, Masters Of Spanish Comic Book Art honors the "Golden Generation" whose artwork inspired the imagination of comic book lovers everywhere.
9789811050732
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This book looks at how the multiplicity of formal and informal normative systems that actualize the post-disaster recovery goals of the country's Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010 has resulted in the inadequate housing and relocation of Typhoon Ketsana victims in the Philippines. Using the sociological and normative pluralist perspectives and the case study method, it evaluates the level of conformity of the components of the housing project according to international conventions and legal standards. It highlights the negative unintended consequences caused by the complex normative regimes of various competing stakeholders, rigid real estate regulation, and the unscrupulous involvement of powerful and 'corrupt' real estate developers and housing groups as largely contributing to the project's deviation from the law's proactive objectives. This book attempts to promote the socio-legal perspectives which have long been overlooked in disaster research. Finally, it invites policymakers to enact a comprehensive disaster law and create a one-stop disaster management agency to improve the long-term rehabilitation of disaster victims in developing countries such as the Philippines.
9781444168334
Complete guide to AQA GCSE Psychology in crystal clear English with exam guidance.
9780812985047
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If you lived at Downton Abbey, you shopped at Selfridge s. Harry Gordon Selfridge was a charismatic American who, in twenty-five years working at Marshall Field s in Chicago, rose from lowly stockboy to a partner in the business which his visionary skills had helped to create. At the turn of the twentieth century he brought his own American dream to London s Oxford Street where, in 1909, with a massive burst of publicity, Harry opened Selfridge s, England s first truly modern built-for-purpose department store. Designed to promote shopping as a sensual and pleasurable experience, six acres of floor space offered what he called everything that enters into the affairs of daily life, as well as thrilling new luxuries from ice-cream soda to signature perfumes. This magical emporium also featured Otis elevators, a bank, a rooftop garden with an ice-skating rink, and a restaurant complete with orchestra all catering to customers from Anna Pavlova to Noel Coward. The store was a theatre, with the curtain going up at nine o clock. Yet the real drama happened off the shop floor, where Mr. Selfridge navigated an extravagant world of mistresses, opulent mansions, racehorses, and an insatiable addiction to gambling. While his gloriously iconic store still stands, the man himself would ultimately come crashing down. The true story that inspired the Masterpiece series on PBS "Mr. Selfridge" is a co-production of ITV Studios and Masterpiece Enthralling . . . an] energetic and wonderfully de
9780748702565
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The full comprehension of the plays is gained from the line-by-line modern English translation given on facing pages. Understanding of the plays is increased as pupils take part in the variety of related activities included in each book. The significance of the plays is reinforced by sections discussing Shakespeare's life, works and theatre. Pupils are encouraged to understand the language, characters, structure and themes of the plays by completion of practical exercises.
9780312156817
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A chunky Jewish battler from the East End of London, a con man, card sharp, and charlatan-with-a-heart who became a general in the Chinese Army, Morris "Two-Gun" Cohen was one of the most unusual adventurers of the 20th century. The story of Cohen's long and adventure-filled life is sure to capture the imagination of readers. of photos.
9780670024896
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One of Western history s greatest books springs to life in Tom Holland s vibrant new translation Herodotus of Halicarnassus who was hailed by Cicero as the father of history wrote his histories around 440 BC. It is the earliest surviving work of nonfiction and a thrilling narrative account of (among other things) the war between the Persian Empire and the Greek city-states in the fifth century BC. With a wealth of information about ancient geography, ethnography, zoology, comparative anthropology, and much else, "The Histories" is also filled with bizarre and fanciful stories, which award-winning historian Tom Holland vividly captures in this major new translation highlighting Herodotus s superb storytelling gifts and displaying his delightful curiosity alongside his flair for riveting epic drama. Featuring an introduction and notes by Professor Paul Cartledge, a translator s preface, an index of significant persons and places, maps, and a supplementary index, this translation makes Herodotus irresistible reading once more.
9780007456376
£60.89 Abbey's
Fantasy-roman. New threats emerge to endanger the future of the Seven Kingdoms, as Daenerys Targaryen, ruling in the East, fights off a multitude of enemies, while Jon Snow, Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, faces his foes both in the Watch and beyond the great Wallof ice and stone
5036193030697
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play. Whether watched individually or as a collection, the detective stories of Andrea Camilleri's Inspector Montalbano, as brought to life by Luca Zingaretti in the role of the Inspector, are as rich, evocative, varied and exciting as any in literature. In these four compelling stories, Montalbano finds himself seduced by a young Lieutenant while investigating murder and smuggling in an age of doubt; he must pull out all the stops to save Fazio, who has been kidnapped by ruthless killers while he comprehends the dance of the seagull; he must save his good friend and associate Mimi from himself, by guiding his misguided actions and solving the mystery of the body in the potter's field; and he must untangle a web of clues designed to entrap him in a perilous and murderous treasure hunt. Under the warm gaze of a Mediterranean sun, pausing only for the occasional fine meal or fine company, the Inspector must battle with bureaucracy above him and the mafia below while solving cases designed to baffle and mislead. For when it comes to murder, there are often many questions, but only one solution. THE AGE OF DOUBT (L'età del dubbio) THE GULL'S DANCE (La danza del gabbiano) THE POTTER'S FIELD (Il campo del vasaio) TREASURE HUNT (La caccia al tesoro) Actors Luca Zingaretti, Peppino Mazzotta & Angelo Russo Certificate 15 years and over Languages Italian Subtitles English Duration 7 hours and 2 minutes (approx)
9780241283912
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The Little Book of Hygge is a book that encourages you to live life the Danish way and embrace the well-being benefits of Hygge.A word that has no direct translation, Hygge more or less means comfort, warmth or togetherness. It's the feeling of sharing good food with your closest friends and exchanging easy conversation or waking up to a beautiful, crisp morning. It basically means comfort, warmth or togetherness.Full of warming photography, this little book shows you how to become more Hygge by offering up a variety of practical steps and tips. From choosing the right lighting to organising dinner parties and even dressing comfortably, the tips are all backed up by author Meik Wiking's years of research at Copenhagen's Happiness Research Institute.
9780143573746
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This rattling good yarn has now been made into a major movie: Hunt For the Wilderpeople, directed and written by Taika Waititi, and starring Sam Neill and Julian Dennison. When Social Welfare threatens to put Ricky into care, the overweight Maori boy and cantankerous Uncle Hec flee into the remote and rugged Ureweras. The impassable bush serves up perilous adventures, forcing the pair of misfits to use all their skills to survive hunger, wild pigs and the vagaries of the weather. Worse still are the authorities, determined to bring Ricky and Uncle Hec to justice. But despite the difficulties of life on the run, a bond of trust and love blossoms between the world-weary man and his withdrawn side-kick.
9781611803785
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"A minicourse in how to deal with interpersonal conflict--from a Zen perspective. With her book, her hugely popular online courses, and her workshops at venues throughout the US and the world, Diane Musho Hamilton is one of the most highly visible of experts on conflict management--with good reason- her methods, which combine Zen wisdom with principles from Ken Wilber's Integral Theory and her own extensive experience in conflict resolution, really work. In this new book, she turns her attention to one of the main places conflict manifests- in intimate relationships. She provides a very practical guide to navigating conflict in love and to coming to satisfying outcomes where both partners feel heard and have their needs honored. The book can be thought of as a kind of relationship "first aid kit," but also as something all couples should read in order to foster a harmonious and respectful loving relationship."
9780323341431
£129.99 Abbey's £506.20 AbeBooks
With more than 5,000 practice questions in the book and online, Review Questions and Answers for Veterinary Technicians, 4th Edition - Revised Reprint prepares you for success on the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE). Subject areas covered include: pharmacology, surgical preparation and assisting, dentistry, laboratory procedures, animal nursing, diagnostic imaging, and anesthesiology. A new Evolve website lets you answer questions in study mode, quiz mode, or as a VTNE-style, 200-question practice exam with instant feedback. Written by veterinary technology educator Thomas Colville, this engaging review gives you the practice and the confidence you need to master the VTNE.
9781743535875
£30.84 The Nile NZ £32.51 Abbey's £33.12 The Nile AU £33.74 Readings £43.39 AbeBooks
Psychopaths are often thought of as killers and rapists, but up to 10 per cent of people are probably psychopathic without being criminals. Science suggests psychopaths don't have empathy. Although charming in the early stages of a relationship or employment, they will leave you feeling cheated and humiliated, will dominate and manipulate you, denying reality to the point where you question your sanity. Psychopaths derive power from creating chaos that renders the rest of us immobile with confusion and resentment. The everyday psychopath is at best disruptive, and at worst highly dangerous to your day-to-day life. At a societal level, their presence in powerful positions can be disastrous. Psychopaths have always been around, Gillespie argues, but were traditionally constrained by social disapproval. But as community-building institutions dissolve, so does our ability to use social tools to constrain the psychopaths among us. Taming Toxic People is a practical guide to restraining the difficult person in your life, be it your boss, your spouse or a parent. It is also a serious and meticulously researched warning if we value a free and well-functioning society: if we don't understand and act to manage psychopathic behaviour, Trump is only the beginning.
9781781255445
£11.61 Book Depository £12.74 Waterstones £12.74 Amazon UK £14.99 Foyles £14.99 Blackwell's
Read our exclusive author interview hereStrange News Out of Essex...'One of the most memorable historical novels of the past decade' - Sunday Times 'The Essex Serpent is a novel to relish: a work of great intelligence and charm, by a hugely talented author' - Sarah Waters London 1893. When Cora Seaborne's husband dies, she steps into her new life as a widow with as much relief as sadness: her marriage was not a happy one, and she never suited the role of society wife. Accompanied by her son Francis - a curious, obsessive boy - she leaves town for Essex, where she hopes fresh air and open space will provide the refuge they need. When they take lodgings in Colchester, rumours reach them from further up the estuary that the mythical Essex Serpent, once said to roam the marshes claiming human lives, has returned to the coastal parish of Aldwinter. Cora, a keen amateur naturalist with no patience for religion or superstition, is immediately enthralled, convinced that what the local people think is a magical beast may be a previously undiscovered species. As she sets out on its trail, she is introduced to William Ransome, Aldwinter's vicar. Like Cora, Will is deeply suspicious of the rumours, but he thinks they are founded on moral panic, a flight from real faith. As he tries to calm his parishioners, he and Cora strike up an intense relationship, and although they agree on absolutely nothing, they find themselves inexorably drawn together and torn apart, eventually changing each other's lives in ways entirely unexpected. Told with exquisite grace and intelligence, this novel is most of all a celebration of love, and the many different guises it can take. 
9781616556716
Tales of the rabbit ronin are collected in an omnibus format featuring over six hundred pages of samurai adventure.
9781408834824
£255.87 AbeBooks
A highly collectable hardback boxed set from the world of Harry Potter - containing handsome new editions of Quidditch Through the Ages , Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (both in hardback for the first time) and The Tales of Beedle the Bard . The Hogwarts Library is an essential collection for any wizard or Muggle home. Eager seekers of wizard learning will find within a treasure trove of magical facts, additional notes from the esteemed Professor Albus Dumbledore, and illustrations from J.K. Rowling. Purchasers can be reassured that two charities important to J.K. Rowling - Comic Relief and Lumos - will benefit from the sale of each set. These editions are exclusively available in this boxed set.
9780567656087
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This addition to our popular Guides for the Perplexed series tackles a subject that is enjoying renewed debate: of the major world religions, three - Judaism, Christianity and Islam - claim that the universe is not a brute fact. It is 'created'. But what do we mean by 'creation'? Do we mean that the universe is 'designed'? Is it the product of an evolutionary process? How are creatures related to God, and does God act within creation? Simon Oliver begins with the background to the Christian doctrine of creation in Greek philosophy and the Old Testament. This provides a route into understanding the claim that we are part of a created order that is also the theatre of God's redemptive action in Christ. He examines different understanding of creation, with close reference to the work of patristic and medieval theologians such as Augustine and Aquinas. This leads to an historical guide to the relationship between theological, philosophical and scientific approaches to nature in the modern period including Darwinism and Intelligent Design. Some of the ethical issues concerning humanity's place within, and treatment of, creation and our environment are also examined. Finally, a distinctive yet traditional theology of creation is proposed focused on the concepts of gift and participation as ways of understanding more fully the meaning and implications of the claim that the universe is created.