101 Things to Do Before You're Old and Boring Richard Horne So much to do, so little time, so best to start early. Full of things to make, achieve, learn (and some things you shouldn't learn) this is the perfect handbook for any child who wants to revel in being young and not-boring. Can you Make an origami crane? Lie convincingly? Operate as a spy? Parents may need these skills (not origami) to wrest their child's copy from them and indulge in all the fun they should have had.
A Black Fox Running Carter Brian A beautiful lost classic of nature writing which sits alongside Tarka the Otter, Watership Down, War Horse and The Story of a Red Deer
This is the story of Wulfgar, the dark-furred fox of Dartmoor, and of his nemesis, Scoble the trapper, in the seasons leading up to the pitiless winter of 1947. As breathtaking in its descriptions of the natural world as it is perceptive its portrayal of damaged humanity, it is both a portrait of place and a gripping story of survival.
Uniquely straddling the worlds of animals and men, Brian Carter's A Black Fox Running is a masterpiece: lyrical, unforgiving and unforgettable.
A Christmas Advent Story Snow Ivy Let's count down to Christmas! A beautiful first Christmas advent book, with 25 flaps - one for every day of advent. Snow is falling on Christmas Eve and everyone is quiet. The stars are out, we're all in bed, but who will visit you in the night...? Follow the story of a little girl, boy and their dog on their countdown to Christmas Day. Along the way you'll find 25 flaps (one for every day of advent), each introducing a new word in this magical Christmas book. Sing carols in a busy square, watch ballerinas spin and twirl, bake Christmas cookies, look out for reindeer and pick the perfect tree... What will you see? A fantastic Christmas gift. Each spread uncovers a new beautiful Christmas scene such as: ice skating and Christmas lights, Christmas shopping and carol singing, a gorgeous pine tree wood plus lots more. Packed with plenty of charm, in addition to discovering what is under each flap, children will be able to spot lots of lovely things in each scene from snowflakes and Christmas cards to decorations and cookies for Santa. Look out for the sad old snowman throughout and find out what happens to him in the end! This is a book to treasure and children will want to come back to it every year.
A Man without a Country Vonnegut Kurt This is vintage Vonnegut - hilariously funny and razor-sharp as he fixes his gaze on art, politics, himself and the condition of the soul of America today. Written over the last five years in the form of a loose memoir, A Man without a Country is an intimate and tender communication to us all, sometimes despairing, always searching and ultimately wise and compassionate.
A Thousand Splendid Suns Hosseini K. Mariam is only fifteen when she is sent to Kabul to marry Rasheed. Nearly two decades later, a friendship grows between Mariam and a local teenager, Laila, as strong as the ties between mother and daughter. When the Taliban take over, life becomes a desperate struggle against starvation, brutality and fear. Yet love can move a person to act in unexpected ways, and lead them to overcome the most daunting obstacles with a startling heroism.
Alice Through the Looking Glass Activity and Sticker Book
What happens when Alice goes through the looking glass? And who is the jabberwocky? Find out with this magical activity book, packed full of amazing stickers. Bloomsbury Activity Books provide hours of colouring, doodling, stickering and activity fun for boys and girls alike. Every book includes bright and beautiful illustrations which children and parents will find very hard to resist. Perfect for providing entertainment at home or on the move!
Alice in Wonderland Activity and Sticker Book
What happens when Alice follows the white rabbit? Find out with this magical activity book, packed full of colourful stickers. Bloomsbury Activity Books provide hours of colouring, doodling, stickering and activity fun for boys and girls alike. Every book includes enchanting, bright and beautiful illustrations which children and parents will find very hard to resist. Perfect for providing entertainment at home or on the move!
All the Way Home Gliori Debi Daddy Penguin has to look after the egg while Mummy is finding fish. But he wanders away from the Dad Huddle and he and the egg are whisked up into the air by a gust of wind, landing in the Arctic. Brave Daddy must find out where he is and how to get home. But the Arctic creatures aren't that friendly and he stumbles along in the cold, lost... until he bumps into a reindeer, who takes them to breakfast with the Special Air Navigation Transport Authority...
Can brave Daddy Penguin and his new little one get all the way home before Mummy returns? If only penguins could fly...
Framed as a secret story that loving Daddy Penguin only shares with Little One, adults and their little ones will love cosying up to read this wintry tale with a warm heart.
Debi Gliori's Dragon Loves Penguin was shortlisted for the 2015 Red House Children's Book Award, while her No Matter What is a perennial favourite with families all over the world.
And the Mountains Echoed Hosseini K. Ten-year-old Abdullah would do anything for his younger sister. In a life of poverty and struggle, with no mother to care for them, Pari is the only person who brings Abdullah happiness. For her, he will trade his only pair of shoes to give her a feather for her treasured collection. When their father sets off with Pari across the desert to Kabul in search of work, Abdullah is determined not to be separated from her. Neither brother nor sister know what this fateful journey will bring them.
Before We Met Whitehouse L. A whirlwind romance. A perfect marriage.
Hannah Reilly has seized her chance at happiness. Until the day her husband fails to come home...
And can you ever really know what happened before you met?
Big Magic. Creative Living Beyond Fear Gilbert Elizabeth Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration from Elizabeth Gilbert. Now, this beloved author digs deep into her own life to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and generosity, she ponders the mysterious nature of inspiration, asking us to embrace our curiosity, tackle what we most love and face down what we most fear. Whether we are looking to create art, address challenges in our work, give ourselves permission to embark on a dream long deferred, or simply to infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion, Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy.
Blank Gaze Jose Luis Peixoto Against a backdrop of rural Portuguese poverty, a handful of magical characters are living out their destiny: Jose, a shepherd, who is visited by a devil whispering violent words in his ear; Moises and Elias, Siamese twins joined at the tip of their little fingers; Gabriel, a wise man, who is over one hundred years old; and an unnamed character who sits writing alone in a windowless room. The characters are universal, and they are all at the mercy of fate - their lives are pulled in different directions and sometimes even suffocated and snuffed out.
Carry and Play. Christmas Cottingham Tracy Say hello to Santa and his reindeer in this magical carry-around Christmas book. Designed with a handle, this book will make learning first words fun for your baby! Bloomsbury's Carry and Play board books are packed full of bright and beautiful illustrations which young children will adore. The simple, engaging text introduces them to a variety of seasonal topics, including Christmas, Halloween and Easter, and includes first words such as chick, snowman, cat.
Carry and Play. Snowman
Meet the snowman and his snowy animal friends in this enchanting carry-around book. Designed with a handle, this book will make learning first words fun for your baby! Bloomsbury's Carry and Play board books are packed full of bright and beautiful illustrations which young children will adore. The simple, engaging text introduces them to a variety of seasonal topics, including Christmas, Halloween and Easter, and includes first words such as chick, snowman, cat.
Chef Singh Jaspreet Kirpal Singh is travelling on the slow train to Kashmir. As India passes by the window in a stream of tiny lights, glistening fields and huddled, noisy towns, he reflects on his destination, which is also his past: a military camp to which he has not returned for fourteen years... Kirpal, Kip to his friends, is timorous and barely twenty when he arrives for the first time at General Kumar's camp, nestled in the shadow of the mighty Siachen Glacier that claimed his father's life. He is placed under the supervision of Chef Kishen, a fiery, anarchic mentor with long earlobes and a caustic tongue, who guides Kip towards the heady spheres of food and women. The smell of a woman is a thousand times better than cooking the most sumptuous dinner, kid, he muses, over an evening beer. Kip is embarrassed - he has never slept with a woman, though a loose-limbed nurse in the local hospital has caught his eye. In Srinagar, Kashmir, a contradictory place of erratic violence, extremes of temperature and high-altitude privilege, Kip learns to prepare indulgent Kashmiri dishes such as Mughlai mutton and slow-cooked Nahari, as well as delicacies from Florence, Madrid, Athens and Tokyo. Months pass and, though he is Sikh, Kip feels secure in his allegiance to India, the right side of this interminable conflict. Then, one muggy day, a Pakistani terrorist with long, flowing hair is swept up on the banks of the river, and changes everything. Mesmeric, mournful and intensely lyrical, Chef is a brave and compassionate debut about hope, love and memory, set against the devastatingly beautiful, war-scarred backdrop of occupied Kashmir.
Circe Miller Madeline Orange Prize-winning, international bestselling author of The Song of Achilles In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe has neither the look nor the voice of divinity, and is scorned and rejected by her kin. Increasingly isolated, she turns to mortals for companionship, leading her to discover a power forbidden to the gods: witchcraft. When love drives Circe to cast a dark spell, wrathful Zeus banishes her to the remote island of Aiaia. There she learns to harness her occult craft, drawing strength from nature. But she will not always be alone; many are destined to pass through Circe's place of exile, entwining their fates with hers. The messenger god, Hermes. The craftsman, Daedalus. A ship bearing a golden fleece. And wily Odysseus, on his epic voyage home. There is danger for a solitary woman in this world, and Circe's independence draws the wrath of men and gods alike. To protect what she holds dear, Circe must decide whether she belongs with the deities she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love. Breathing life into the ancient world, Madeline Miller weaves an intoxicating tale of gods and heroes, magic and monsters, survival and transformation.
Coraline Gaiman Neil There is something strange about Coraline's new home. It's not the mist, or the cat that always seems to be watching her, nor the signs of danger that Miss Spink and Miss Forcible, her new neighbours, read in the tea leaves. It's the other house - the one behind the old door in the drawing room. Another mother and father with black-button eyes and papery skin are waiting for Coraline to join them there. And they want her to stay with them. For ever. She knows that if she ventures through that door, she may never come back.
Destructive Emotions Goleman D. Can the worlds of science and philosophy work together to recognise our destructive emotions such as hatred, craving, and delusion? Bringing together ancient Buddhist wisdom and recent breakthroughs in a variety of fields from neuroscience to child development, Daniel Goleman's extraordinary book offers fresh insights into how we can recognise and transform our destructive emotions. Out of a week-long discussion between the Dalai Lama and small group of eminent psychologists, neuroscientists, and philosophers, Goleman weaves together a compelling narrative account. Where do these destructive emotions (craving, anger and delusion, known in Buddhism as the three poisons) come from? And how can we transform them to prevent them from threatening humanity's collective safety and its future?
Dictionary of Library and Information Management Stephenson Janet A comprehensive dictionary of library and information management covering all aspects of librarianship, library management and information management. It also includes coverage of computer systems and dial-up databases used by libraries. Different typefaces are used to highlight elements.
Dictionary of Nursing
An essential reference source for anyone who regularly encounters scientific or technological nomenclature, this dictionary features accurate, up-to-date, and detailed entries for readers from a range of scientific backgrounds. Each definition is written in jargon-free English and is ideal for those less familiar with scientific terms and native and nonnative English speakers alike. This first edition contains 17,000 entries, each with a part of speech, note on grammar, encyclopedic commentary, and example sentence to show how the term is used in context. Quotations from magazines and newspapers illustrate real-life usage of key words, and additional features include highlighted differences between British and American usage and phonetic pronunciation for all entries.