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  • Pocket Dictionary

    Based on the completely new and innovative Cobuild Gem dictionary, the second edition of the Collins Cobuild Pocket Dictionary is specifically designed to meet the needs of learners, making it the essential tool to build confidence in English. The second edition of the Collins Cobuild Pocket Dictionary includes clear and simple definitions in natural English, examples taken from the Bank of English for every meaning of every word and helpful usage notes. In addition, the use of colour and the attractive, user-friendly layout make the Cobuild Pocket dictionary extremely clear and easy to use for the learner.

  • Vancouver: A Novel

    A GLOBE 100 Best Book of the Year

    In the grand tradition of Michener's Alaska and Rutherford's Sarum, bestselling authors David Cruise and Alison Griffiths have captured the essence of one of Canada's richest settings. Beginning in the dying era of the last Ice Age and spanning thousands of years, Vancouver starts with the story of the last survivor of a Siberian people and moves through history in a dynamic tapestry. Fascinating characters come to life, including a Russian cartographer, a Scottish trapper, a Chinese peasant boy and a young woman from the desperate streets of Vancouver's downtown eastside. All share a powerful attraction to this unique, storied place.

    An absorbing historical chronicle, Vancouver is a tale of human struggle and adventure, and a dazzling feat of storytelling.

  • Reading is Fun with Dr. Seuss

    This fabulous compilation of four of Dr. Seuss's most wacky tales, packed with colourful zany pictures, rollicking rhyme and off-the-wall humour, is guaranteed to make reading fun! `Hop on Pop' introduces readers to a range of simple rhyming words, all used in short, funny sentences. The nonsense escalates in `Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now!' as the reluctant Marvin is driven to bed by whatever means he can muster, be it on stilts, by mail, or even on lion's tail. `Oh, the Thinks you can Think!' encourages readers to explore the fantasy world of their own imagination, offering surreal combinations of things to think up. Finally, `I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!', featuring the famous Cat in the Hat, offers even more fun to be had by reading with Dr. Seuss!

  • The Last House Of Ulster

    • Winner of the QSPELL Award

    • Chosen as the best book of the year by Maclean's, the Toronto Star,Quill & Quire and NOW Magazine.

    In the 1970s, Charles Foran met the McNallys, a Catholic family living in Belfast. Many years and many trips later, Foran came to see their home as a window onto the often violent and volatile world of Northern Ireland.

    First published to great acclaim in 1995, The Last House of Ulster continues to resonate with readers today. This is the storyof Mairtin, arrested at twenty as a member of the IRA, of his sister Patricia who, dazed and exhausted, approaches a soldier and demands that he lower his gun, and of gentle Sean, who grows up knowing that he must leave Belfast. Mostof all, this is the story of James and Maureen McNally, who struggle to hold on to their own hopes and dreams while raising their family in a war-torn country.

  • Miss Smithers

    Sixteen-year-old Alice suspects that this is the year she’s going to bloom, graduating from the ranks of the marginal into the realm of the practically normal. That’s immediately confirmed when, lured by the $400 clothing allowance, she becomes the official Rod & Gun Club candidate in the town’s Miss Smithers, BC, pageant. Now that she’s practically normal, Alice is anxious to try new things. But she can’t decide whether to push her sort-of boyfriend, Goose, into having sex with her, or to take a vow of chastity with the WWJD (What Would Jesus Do) movement. Alice, fresh from her hit debut in Alice, I Think—and complete with satirical wit and unique thrift-shop style—is back in this uniquely funny take on surviving the tough teen years.

  • Milena

    Margaret Buber-Neumann, a Prussian writer and journalist and Milena Jesenska, a Czech journalist and who was for two years Franz Kafka's lover, met in Ravensbruech concentration camp in 1940 and survived together for four terrible years. Although in part a biography of Milena, this book is in far larger part about a remarkable pact: if both survived the camp, the two would write a book together; if only one made it, she would tell their story. Three months before D Day, Milena Jesenska died. Thus it fell to Margarete Buber-Neumann to recount those years. This book was a best-seller in France and was awarded a prize for the best foreign book of the year.

  • Play Golf Like Tiger Woods

    Transform your golf game by learning from the teachings of Tiger Woods, the man who has taken the world of golf by storm. Since Tiger Woods first burst onto the professional golf scene, winning the US Masters at a canter, he has continued to enthrall crowds the world over, breaking records almost for fun. In 2000 he captured three out of the four annual major championships, equalling the record of Ben Hogan, which had stood for almost 50 years. In this book, John Andrisani examines in great detail the swing of a champion. Beginning with Tiger's address position and grip, he progresses to the backswing, and followthrough, and relates, to the club golfer, how Tiger is able to generate and then release such immense power - such a feature of his game. Drawing on similarities with other legendary players, like Jack Nicklaus, Sam Snead and Ben Hogan and illustrated with more than 60 photographs, Play Golf Like Tiger Woods reveals the secrets of Tiger's game and gives ordinary club golfers the chance the emulate their hero.

  • Walking in the Shade: Volume Two of My Autobiography, 1949-1962

    The second volume of the autobiography of Doris Lessing, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. 'Walking in the Shade' begins in 1949, as Doris Lessing arrives in London with nothing but her young son and the manuscript of her first novel. With humour and clear-sightedness, she records her battles of the next decade: her involvement with communism, her love affairs, her struggle with poverty, the difficulties she faced as a young single mother. But as well there is the success of that first novel, 'The Grass Is Singing', and meetings with personalities and opinion-makers - Kenneth Tynan, John Osborne, Bertrand Russell and others.Describing, too, the genesis of 'The Golden Notebook', this book sees Lessing emerge as one of the most exciting, and groundbreaking, novelists of the post-war generation, and one of the twentieth century's great writers.

  • The Stars Shine Down

    A page-turning thriller of love and betrayal from the bestselling Master of Suspense and author of If Tomorrow Comes and The Other Side of Midnight. The novel tells the story of Lara Cameron, a successful real estate developer who came from a broken family in Nova Scotia. Early in life, she learns to fend for herself and how to get her own way in a male-dominated world. After her father's death, Lara secures her first deal with the owner of the boarding house and before long her real-estate empire is booming. Moving to Chicago she goes on to become one of America's most successful businesswomen. She falls in love with a talented pianist, Philip Alder, and marries him, but her past comes back to haunt her and she is on the verge of losing everything. Can Lara recover from all her shattered dreams and win back the only man she has ever loved?

  • The Harpercollins Guide to Euro Disneyland 1992

    This guide is designed to coincide with the opening of Euro Disneyland which takes place in Paris on 9th April 1992. The guide explains how to get there, where to stay, what it will cost to get there and how to see and do all of the events and activities in Disneyland. In addition the book describes the broad spectrum of accommodation and restaurants on offer not only in the immediate area but along all the major routes from each European country to Paris.

  • Where the Indus Is Young: Walking to Baltistan

    Dervla Murphy and her six-year-old daughter walked into the Karakorum mountains in the heart of the western Himalayas and along the perilous Indus Gorge. Accompanied by only a gallant polo pony, they endured conditions that tested their limits of ingenuity, fortitude and courage and, remarkably, with little loss of good humour. This is their story.

  • Cool Names for Babies

    The up-to-the-minute word on what's hot and what's not in baby names. Every new parent faces the dilemma of what to call their baby - should you stick to something traditional? Or come up with something unfamiliar? Since its first publication in 2004, Cool Names for Babies has become the last word in what names are cool and how to choose one for your child. This latest edition is packed with up-to-date info on today's most popular choices, as well as the most recent offerings from the celebrity name game. In addition, Cool Names for Babies suggests how you can use your imagination and source names from the past, from art, place names, literature, colours, nature,the music scene,and even video games! How about taking Gwyneth Paltrow's fruit name route, but opting for something a little more exotic, such as Papaya or Tamarillo? Or why not try revamping a more common name by adding an extra letter so that Amos becomes Ramos? Or, as Jordan soars in popularity, how about going for another river such as Amazon or Seine? More and more parents are looking for unusual and individual ideas, which are not catered for in traditional babies' names books, this is the title for them. It's fun; it's informative; and it's packed with inspiration. Chapters cover: * Mainstream names * Famous names * Old names * Creative names

  • The Psychic Adventures of Derek Acorah: Star of Tv's Most Haunted

    The UK's number one TV psychic Derek Acorah tells of his experiences with the spirit world, from his one-to-one readings and consultations to international performances and renowned investigations for Living TV's Most Haunted.

    - Sunday Times no. 3 bestseller.

    - Derek Acorah is one of the UK's best known psychics with several regular television shows on the Living TV channel: the hugely successful 'Most Haunted' and 'Celebrity Most Haunted', and 'Psychic Live'.

    - In this book he tells amazing tales of his countless psychic experiences, from public performances to personal readings.

    - Includes exclusive details of Derek's extraordinary communications with some of Britain's more notorious spirits; a phenomenon often witnessed by thousands of television viewers during his investigations into reputedly haunted historical sites for Living TV.

  • HANNAH'S GIFT

    Transformative lessons in life learnt through a remarkable three-year-old girl's battle with cancer. From Hannah's story emerge five profound lessons - of truth, joy, faith, compassion and wonder - that have the power to change our lives.

    Every once in a while a book comes along that can change your life - a book so special, it is destined not just to be read but to be cherished, to be passed from one reader to another as a precious gift. Filled with wisdom and grace, tears and laughter, Hannah's Gift is one such book. Maria Housden shares the transformative lessons in living she received from her three-year-old daughter Hannah, who brought courage, honesty and joy to her struggle with cancer.

    During the last year of her short life, Hannah was fearless in the way she faced death - and irrepressibly joyful in the way she approached living. The little girl who wore her favourite red shoes into the operating theatre changed the life of everyone who came in contact with her. Now, in a book that preserves Hannah's indomitable spirit, Maria Housden offers the gift of her daughter's last year to all of us. In a lyrically told narrative, both moving and unforgettable, Housden recounts Hannah's battle with cancer in simple, straightforward language that transcends grief and fear to become a celebration.

    Hannah's Gift nourishes the soul with an ageless wisdom all the more invaluable for having come from someone so young. A remarkable story, remarkably told, it will bring comfort to anyone touched by loss and renewed faith in the power of love.

  • Struck By Lightning

    From lotteries, opinion polls and insuranceto worries about murder rates, naturaldisasters and terrorism, probability plays amajor part in our everyday lives—a partthat is frequently and needlessly misunderstood.Jeffrey S. Rosenthal, a mathprofessor and improvisational comedian,comes to the rescue with this irreverent,bestselling exploration of the odds andoddities of randomness. Looking at suchfamiliar topics as poker hands, e-mailspam, political elections and game shows,Struck by Lightning puts probability intoperspective and has fun along the way.

  • Sahib: The British Soldier in India 1750-1914

    From bestselling author of 'Tommy' and 'Redcoat', the rich history of the British soldier in India from Clive to the end of empire considered to be the jewel in Britain's imperial crown.

    'Sahib' is a broad and sweeping military history of the British soldier in India, but its focus, like that of Tommy and Redcoat before it, will be on the men who served in India and the women who followed them across that vast and dusty continent, bore their children, and, all too often, mopped their brows as they died.

    The book begins with the remarkable story of India's rise from commercial enclave to great Empire, from Clive's victory of Plassey, through the imperial wars of the 18th-century and the Afghan and Sikh Wars of the 1840s, through the bloody turmoil of the Mutiny, and the frontier campaigns at the century's end. With its focus on the experience of ordinary soldiers, 'Sahib' explains to us why soldiers of the Raj had joined the army, how they got to India and what they made of it when they arrived. The book examines Indian soldiering in peace and war, from Kipling's 'snoring barrack room' to storming parties assaulting mighty fortresses, cavalry swirling across open plains, and khaki columns inching their way between louring hills. Making full use of extensive and often neglected archive material in the India Office Library and National Army Museum, 'Sahib' will do for the British soldier in India - whether serving a local ruler, forming part of the Indian army, or soldiering with a British regiment - what 'Tommy' has done for the ordinary soldier in World War I.

  • The Good Behaviour Book: To Have A Better-Behaved Child From Birth To Age Ten. William Sears And Martha Sears How To Have A Better-Behaved Chil

    In The Good Behaviour Book, Dr. William and Martha Sears, the paediatrics specialists whose books on birth, babies, and parenting have become widely praised best-sellers, provide a definitive guide to raising happy, well-adjusted, well-behaved children. Disciplining children means equipping them with the tools to succeed in life. In this unique guide, seasoned parents of eight, Bill and Martha Sears draw on personal experience and their professional knowledge as childcare experts to provide an authoritative approach to a broad range of disciplinary issues and practices. With focus on preventing behaviour problems as well as managing them when they arise, the Searses offer clear, practical advice on everything parents need to know about disciplining young children. Believing that discipline starts at birth, the Searses discuss baby discipline, disciplining the toddler, mother-father roles in modern parenting, saying no, self-esteem as the foundation of good behaviour, helping a child to express feelings, the constructive use of anger, good nutrition for good behaviour, and sleep discipline. On handling problem behaviour, the Searses cover sibling rivalry, spanking and alternatives to spanking, breaking annoying habits, and eliminating bothersome behaviours like whining and talking back. The Searses strongly advocate teaching children values like apologising and sharing, and explain how to deal with such issues as lying, stealing, and cheating. In addition, the Searses address building healthy sexuality and discipline in special situations such as after divorce and in the single-parent household.

  • Wilfred Thesiger: The Life of the Great Explorer

    Wilfred Thesiger, the last of the great gentlemen explorer-adventurers, became a legend in his own lifetime. This authorised biography by a longstanding friend and associate delves into his little-known character and motivations, as well as recounting the details of his extraordinary life. Wilfred Thesiger, the great explorer-adventurer and author of 'Arabian Sands' and 'The Marsh Arabs', and one work of autobiography 'The Life of my Choice', became a legend in his own lifetime, but his character and motivations have remained an intriguing enigma. In this authorised biography - written with Thesiger's support before he died in 2003 and with unique access to the rich Thesiger archive - Alexander Maitland investigates this fascinating figure's family influences, his wartime experiences, his philosophy as a hunter and conservationist, his writing and photography, his friendships with Arabs and Africans amongst whom he lived, and his now-acknowledged homosexuality.

  • The Bronze Horseman

    A magnificent epic of love, war and Russia from the international bestselling author of TULLY and ROAD TO PARADISE Leningrad 1941: the white nights of summer illuminate a city of fallen grandeur whose palaces and avenues speak of a different age, when Leningrad was known as St Petersburg. Two sisters, Tatiana and Dasha, share the same bed, living in one room with their brother and parents. The routine of their hard impoverished life is shattered on 22 June 1941 when Hitler invades Russia. For the Metanov family, for Leningrad and particularly for Tatiana, life will never be the same again. On that fateful day, Tatiana meets a brash young man named Alexander. The family suffers as Hitler's army advances on Leningrad, and the Russian winter closes in. With bombs falling and the city under siege, Tatiana and Alexander are drawn inexorably to each other, but theirs is a love that could tear Tatiana's family apart, and at its heart lies a secret that could mean death to anyone who hears it. Confronted on the one hand by Hitler's vast war machine, and on the other by a Soviet system determined to crush the human spirit, Tatiana and Alexander are pitted against the very tide of history, at a turning point in the century that made the modern world.

  • Golden Girl's Glasses

    Golden Girl's Glasses sensitively deals with the problem of needing glasses and the inevitable visit to an optician. But Golden Girl, like many young children, takes a bit of persuading before she will actually wear her new glasses. This sensitive story is part of Stage 3 of Reading At Home, a carefully planned reading strand, which takes children from the earliest stages of reading to deciphering whole sentences within a story context. Golden Girl's Glasses has three sentences of text on each spread combined with charming illustrations all helping to make learning to read fun!

  • Symphonie Nr. 3 a-Moll Op. 56 Orchestre

    Mendelssohns Musik eilt der Gesamtausgabe hin und wieder voraus. Bei den vier grossen Konzert-Ouverturen waren es 2005 die Einzelausgaben, die Christian Martin Schmidt voranstellte. Bei der ""Schottischen"" Symphonie wurde im November 2004 fur die Leipziger Mendelssohn-Festtage und Gewandhauskapellmeister Herbert Blomstedt vorab ein Auffuhrungsmaterial angefertigt. Nun kommen alle Orchester und Dirigenten in den Genuss der praktischen Ausgabe - und die Wissenschaftler durch die Gesamtausgabe an den ausfuhrlich kommentierten Notentext. Wieder sorgen dabei die Forscher mit ihrer Quellenrecherche fur eine dicke Uberraschung, da sich neben der bekannten Druckfassung von 1842/43 (= Neuausgabe PB/ob 5508) in einer Partiturabschrift die ""Londoner"" Fassung vom Juni 1842 erhalten hat. Nur hier lasst sich die (erste) Revision durch den Komponisten nach der Leipziger Urauffuhrung klar ablesen. Die viel gespielte ""Schottische"", die Mendelssohn ubrigens nie so genannt hat, erscheint in neuem Licht.

  • Thora Hird's Book of Bygones

    Did you ever wonder what has happened to gas mantles and chimney pieces, or why people don't go 'courting' anymore? In her new book, Thora Hird takes us on a trip down memory lane to the world as it was before the Second World War. In her usual warm, chatty and anecdotal style, she reminds us of all those words, objects and expressions that have gone out of modern usage and illustrates them with a plethora of funny stories from her own early years. Thora looks back at domestic life, the theatre, going to church, growing up before the war, working in shops, and, never forgetting her true Morecambe roots, the hustle and bustle of the northern seaside town.

  • Brixmis: The Untold Exploits of Britain's Most Daring Cold War Spy Mission

    This text presents the secrets of how British intelligence officers working undercover as liaison officers in East Germany stole advanced Soviet equipment and penetrated top-secret training areas. For 40 years the men from all three armed services, the SAS and the Foreign Office conducted an intelligence war against the massive Soviet military strength.

  • The Sun Word Games Book 3

    A completely new concept in puzzle books. The third collection in this new series of word games books, taken from the daily column in The Sun newspaper. The Sun Word Games Book 3 is the latest collection of brainteasers published as part of an entirely new concept in puzzle books. Every day in The Sun, in addition to the crossword, readers are further challenged with Word Workout, Sundial and Name Game. Word Workout is a fiendish clueless crossword, Sundial a test of vocabulary skills (can you make more than 40 words from the letters o, m, r, p, i, n, a, t and y?) and Name Game a cunning general knowledge and trivia quiz. With 80 examples of each game, laid out in a clear and attractive design, The Sun Word Games Book 3 is an exciting, mind-expanding and challenging alternative to conventional crossword and puzzle books.

  • FRUIT AND NUTCASE

    The third title in Jean Ure's acclaimed series of humorous, delightful and poignant stories written in the form of diaries and letters which make them immediately accessible to children.

    This is the story of how Mandy learns to cope with her untidy life and finally emerges triumphant.

    Mandy Small has trouble writing so Cat, her teacher, suggests that she tells her life story into a tape recorder. So begins Mandy's funny and sometimes sad story of life with her loving but chaotic parents - Dad, the Elvis look-alike, and Mum, whose idea of a special meal is burnt toast!

    Then there's school, where the horrible Tracey Bigg picks on Mandy and her timid friend, Oliver, not to mention Old Misery Guts, the landlady and Nan, who thinks that Mandy's parents aren't fit to look after her. With so many things to worry about, Mandy begins to think that she's in danger of turning into a real Fruit and Nutcase!

    Mandy's story, told in the form of diary into a tape recorder, is a funny and often moving account of a child's everyday life, with all its difficulties. Hilariously illustrated by Mick Brownfield.