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  • The Redemption of Althalus

    A fabulous brand new Eddings standalone fantasy, set in an entirely new magical world. Burglar, armed robber and sometime murderer, our hero Althalus is commissioned to steal a book from the House at the End of the World by a mysterious cloaked stranger named Ghend. At the House at the End of the World, he finds a talking cat... in the same room as the book Ghend described. What he can't find once he's in the house is the door by which he entered. Only 2467 years and an ice age later does Althalus re-emerge with the cat, Emmy. He's read the book written by the god Deiwos, whose evil brother Daeva is trying to unmake the world. Emmy is in fact their sister and she's setting out to save the world with Althalus to help her. No easy task. First there is a quest to unearth the magical knife that will enable Emmy to assemble her band of essential helpers: Eliar (young soldier), Andine (leader of a small country), Bheid (black-robed priest), Gher (ten-year old orphan), Leitha (telepath/witch). Battles follow against Gelta the Queen of Night and the armies of Daeva involving many devious manoeuvres in and out of the House where Doors can be opened to any place at any time. Daeva has his Doors, too. When Daeva can't win through battle, he tries revolution. When Dweia (Emmy) can't win any other way, Althalus will persuade her to lie, cheat and steal - reciprocating the lessons in truth, justice and morality Emmy has been giving him for some while. The existence of the world hangs in the balance and love cannot be guaranteed to triumph in this glorious epic fantasy.

  • Carte routière : Venezuela, Columbia, Ecuador (en anglais)

    A brand new map of Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador highlighting the key tourist features and classified road network against a background of hillshading and attractive layer colouring. Scale 1:4 000 000; 1 cm to 40 km; 1 inch to 63 miles MAIN FEATURES Detailed physical map with attractive hillshading and layer colouring and showing key tourist sites, areas of natural beauty, local activity centres and main transport links. AREA OF COVERAGE All of Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador, extending from the Atlantic coast in the north and east to the Andes and Pacific coast in the west and Brazil and Peru in the south. INCLUDES Useful features include detailed city maps of Caracas, Quito, Guayaqil, Bogota and Cartagena, essential travel connections guide and distance chart. Comprehensive place name index to towns, villages and places of interest on reverse of sheet. WHO THE PRODUCT IS AIMED AT The ideal map for the independent traveller for both planning and using on a trip. Also useful for home and business reference. OTHER PRODUCTS IN THE SERIES Argentina & Chile Brazil Peru, Bolivia & Ecuador Mexico & Guatemala

  • DISRAELI: A Personal History

    Disraeli is one of the most fascinating men of the 19th century. This masterly biography, written by an outstanding popular historian, concentrates on his intriguing private life. Superb politician, orator, writer and wit, Benjamin Disraeli was - according to Queen Victoria - `the kindest Minister' she had ever had, who `reached the top of the greasy pole' [in his own words] despite considerable antisemitism. He enjoyed many scandalous affairs before marrying a widow twelve years older than himself - an extremely eccentric woman to whom he remained deeply and touchingly devoted for the rest of his life. Disraeli had never intended to be a politician. He had begun his astonishing career by working unenthusiastically in a lawyer's office; he had tried unsuccessfully to found a newspaper; he had written a novel which lay unproductively in the publisher's office. A conspicuous dandy, sprightly, attentive and witty, he was attractive to women, enjoying many liaisons until he contracted a venereal disease in a St James's Street brothel. He married in 1839. `Dizzy married me for my money,' Mary Anne used to say. `But, if he had the chance again, he would marry me for love.' They lived in a large country house, Hughenden Manor, near High Wycombe, which he bought with mostly borrowed money, and soon became one of the most gifted of parliamentarians and as celebrated as any politician in England. As an antidote to his grief at his wife's death in 1872 he threw himself back into the political life, becoming Prime Minister for the second time in 1874, displacing Gladstone much to the Queen's delight.

  • Memoirs

    Former editor of The Times, the late William Rees-Mogg was a pivotal figure of post-war Britain. Here he recounts the remarkable story of his life.

    As editor of The Times (his glory years), journalist, commentator, Chairman of the Arts Council, and, later, Chairman of the Broadcasting Standards Council (when he was accused of censorship), the William Rees-Mogg spent his life at the centre of events in politics and journalism.

    Often controversial, his strong, fiercely defended opinions went to the heart of the problems of the day. From his famous defence of Mick Jagger on a charge of possessing cannabis, to his recent criticism of the morality behind the war in Kosovo and defence of monetarism, his writing demanded attention, to the point of becoming newsworthy in itself.

    He knew the people who shaped our time, from royalty to presidents, business magnates and religious leaders, and his unique insider perspective is here used to great effect, with perceptive, provocative recollections of people such as Rab Butler, Margaret Thatcher, Anthony Eden, Shirley Williams, Roy Jenkins, Robin Day, Rupert Murdoch and many more.

    From an early age his life was filled with incident - among the many anecdotes are the stories of the Bristol Blitz; his doomed attempts to enter politics; writing speeches for Anthony Eden during Suez; hiring burglars to uncover corruption in the Met; an eventful stay at Chequers with Harold Wilson; how Rupert Murdoch amused the Queen at lunch; and how Harold Macmillan impressed Ronald Reagan at dinner.

    His colourful and illuminating memoirs offer a wonderfully readable life of one of the great characters of the age.

  • Inside IBM's Historic Turnaround

    CEO Louis V. Gerstner Jr.'s memoir about the extraordinary turnaround of IBM and his transformation of the company into the industry leader of the computer age - the great American business story of our time. When Louis V. Gerstner became CEO of IBM in 1993, shares had slumped and the company was on the verge of collapse. Hired for his successful management of RJR Nabisco and American Express, Gerstner had no background in technology, but during his seven-year chairmanship, he transformed the company into the leading force of the computer age. In his frank, direct voice, Gerstner recalls the obstacles he faced: the plans to fragment the company, the inconsistent global policies, the stodgy white-shirt hierarchy and inter-departmental competitiveness and the rapidly declining sales. Within months of joining IBM, Gerstner presented his bold and controversial business strategy. Punitive towards office politics, he revolutionised the company from within, altering an entire corporate culture, divesting billions of dollars in unneeded assets and transforming IBM from a fractured, process-driven business into a nimble, customer-driven enterprise able to respond quickly to the volatile technology market and face down Microsoft and Intel in the internet era. Revealing his tactics step by step, Gerstner spins an engaging narrative that takes the reader behind the curtain into the unbelievable mess he inherited and into the office and mind of a CEO facing the challenge of a lifetime.

  • Irish Peacock and Scarlet Marquess: The Real Trial of Oscar Wilde

    'As good as being in the gallery. Enthralling.' Peter Ackroyd, The Times

    The original transcript of the famous Wilde vs Queensberry trial, containing previously unseen details and exchanges. With extensive footnotes and a new introduction, this definitive account is a dramatic read that will delight Wilde enthusiasts and the general reader.

    One of the most famous love affairs in literary history is that of Oscar Wilde and Lord Alfred 'Bosie' Douglas. When it became public, it cost Wilde everything. Merlin Holland has discovered the original courtroom transcript of the trial which led to his grandfather's tragedy. Here at last is the true record, without the distortions of previous accounts.

    On 18 February 1895 Bosie's father, the Marquess of Queensberry, delivered a note to the Albemarle Club addressed to 'Oscar Wilde posing as somdomite [sic]'. With Bosie's encouragement, Wilde decided to sue the Marquess for libel. As soon as the trial opened London's literary darling was at the centre of the greatest scandal of his time.

    Wilde's fall from grace was swift: his case lost, prosecution by the Crown soon followed, ending in the imprisonment that destroyed his health - even as his art, as Wilde put it, improved through 'suffering'.

    In this remarkable book we witness Wilde's confidence ebbing under the relentless questioning and see him lose track of the witty lines for which he was famous. Ultimately, it was his wit that betrayed him.

  • The Trials of Death

    This is the fifth title in the compelling and chilling saga of Darren Shan, but the second part in a new trilogy, following Darren's initiation into the vampire clan. THE SAGA OF DARREN SHAN BOOK 5 Compelled by his loyalty to Mr Crepsley, Darren Shan, the vampire's assistant, agrees to prove his worthiness to the vampire clan by undertaking a series of trials. Each Trial is set by the Vampire Princes to test agility, cunning and intelligence. Failure means death. Whilst their attention is focused on Darren, the vampire clan fail to notice that the vampaneze have infiltrated their mountain stronghold. Who is the traitor helping the vampaneze, and will Darren survive the trials to oust the vampire's greatest foes? Another atmospheric and terrifying tale from the author of Cirque Du Freak.

  • The Akhmatova Journals, 1938-1966: v. 1

    Lydia Chukovskaya and Anna Akhmatova were brought together by a common tragedy (both had lost loved ones in the purges of the 1930s) and by a common passion for literature. The journals are excerpts from Chukovskaya's diaries kept at great risk to herself and to those about whom she wrote, but now to be published in Moscow to celebrate the centenary of Akhmatova's birth. The journals compose a portrait of a poet of genius and a remarkable woman, and also provide a unique picture of Russian intellectual circles in the terrible years of World War II, years of hunger, disappearances and queues of prison-widows. When the publication of "The Journals" is complete in English - volume II will end with 1958 and volume III with Akhmatova's death in 1966 - it will stand as a testament to a poet's life and the cultural life of a nation under a totalitarian regime.

  • La flûte enchantée KV620 arrangements faciles par Heumann --- Piano

    Version simplifiee pour piano par Hans-Gunter Heumann, des themes principaux du celebre opera La Flute enchantee de Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791). Cette partition s adresse aux pianistes debutants, les themes sont accompagnes de textes explicatifs et d illustrations tres colorees.

  • Handmade Cigar Collector's Guide and Journal

    With more and more people discovering the pleasures of a good smoke, interest in cigars has ignited, and cigar smoking has become the hottest trend of the 90s. Today, such high-profile people as Bill Clinton, Arnold Schwarzenneger, David Letterman, and Madonna are often seen sporting stogies, and according to the Cigar Association of America 3.5 billion cigars were sold in 1995, with sales of premium cigars up an astounding 45 percent.

    For this growing number of aficionados comes The Handmade Cigar Collectors Guide and Journal. The rich journal pages provide space for the user to affix the cigar band and record vital statistics for the cigars they sample, such as draw, ring gauge, flavor and burn. What's more, these pages are adorned with sepia-toned images of famous cigar smokers and memorable quotes.

    The guide section features never-before-published information on how to locate, acquire and preserve the worlds hardest-to-find cigars, as well as color photographs of more than 20 of the most coveted handmade cigars.

    Beautifully designed to reflect the discriminating tastes of cigar lovers, The Handmade Cigar Collectors Guide and Journal is a keepsake that no discerning connoisseur should be without.

  • The Times Cryptic Crossword Book 3

    Tease your mind. Test your wits. Entertain your brain. Wake up or wind down with this superb crossword collection from The Times, complied by Mike Laws, the Editor of The Times Crossword. The Times Crossword has been baffling, infuriating, challenging and delighting its devotees for close on 80 years. Over this period of time it has become, deservedly, the world's most famous crossword. It is, quite simply, The Times Crossword. Continuing the enormous success of the previous two titles in this series, The Times Crossword Book 3 will be eagerly snapped up by crossword afficionados everywhere. Previously published as The Times Crossword book 3.

  • Holy Bible: King James Version. (Revised)

    With an attractive new slipcase and binding, this pocket-sized white Bible is an ideal gift for any special occasion, including confirmation, weddings or first communion.

  • Cycling in Cornwall and Devon (en anglais)

    Twenty-five cycle tours, ranging from short rides suitable for all the family, to half- and full-day rides for more experienced cyclists. Stage-by-stage route directions and specially created colour mapping. Mapping scale: 1.5 miles to 1 inch (approx.) * On- and off-road routes; gradient diagrams; accumulated mileages throughout each ride. * At-a-glance information box summarising each tour. * Comprehensive information on places to visit along the way and refreshment stops. * A brief introduction to Cornwall & Devon; advice on preparing for a cycling trip. OTHER TITLES IN THE SERIES Cycling in Central Scotland Cycling in the Cotswolds Cycling in Cumbria & the Lake District Cycling in Dorset & Hampshire Cycling in Edinburgh & South East Scotland Cycling the South Downs Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales

  • Carte routière : China (en anglais)

    Best-selling World Travel, Continental, and Independent Travel Maps are easy-to-use references of favorite destinations around the globe. These detailed topographic maps clearly depict roads, railways, airports, towns and places of interest, making them a favorite among business travelers and vacationers alike.

  • Cycling in Somerset and Wiltshire (en anglais)

    The tours in this guide range from short rides suitable for all the family to half- and full-day rides suitable for more experienced cyclists. There are on- and off-road routes, gradient diagrams and mileages throughout each ride. At-a-glance information boxes summarize each tour. There is comprehensive information on places to visit along the way and refreshment stops, as well as a brief introduction to the area and advice on preparing for a cycling trip.

  • The Amazing Adventures of Batbird

    Dunkan Dabble won't answer to his name as he believes he's Batbird, a superhero that he and his friends watch on TV. Dunkan's family and friends find him very difficult to live with as Batbird. He plays too roughly and insists on sleeping upside down. But Dunkan becomes a hero overnight by unwttingly saving his family from a prowling fox.

  • Provence: The Beautiful Cookbook

    Each title in this award-winning series offers an exquisite region-by-region taste tour filled with culinary specialties and surprises. Included in each large-format volume are gorgeous food and landscape photographs.

  • Top ICT Companies in the Uk

    The information and communication technology industry is one of the most innovative, stimulating, challenging and fast-moving, and, whether we like it or not, IT has become a major part of all our lives. The industry has created vast new opportunities for job seekers, consultants, shareholders and investors alike. The Corporate Research Foundation's panel of independent experts (drawn from the leading technology press, broadsheets and trade associations) analysed over 2000 IT and Communications companies to find the most successful in the UK. Their insights, based on interviews with senior management and HR personnel as well as extentsive research and analysis, are here compiled into a series of in-depth profiles. Each profile features star ratings, best and worst features and key facts and figures, as well as performance assesments based on reputation/customer focus, products and services, turnover/profit/growth rate, strategic alliances, training and development, and career opportunities.

  • PS, I Love You

    Meaningful, moving and magical - the classic bestselling love story Everyone needs a guardian angel... Some people wait their whole lives to find their soul mates. But not Holly and Gerry. Childhood sweethearts, they could finish each other's sentences and even when they fought, they laughed. No one could imagine Holly and Gerry without each other. Until the unthinkable happens. Gerry's death devastates Holly. But as her 30th birthday looms, Gerry comes back to her. He's left her a bundle of notes, one for each of the months after his death, gently guiding Holly into her new life without him, each note signed 'PS, I Love You'. As the notes are gradually opened, and as the year unfolds, Holly is both cheered up and challenged. The man who knows her better than anyone sets out to teach her that life goes on. With some help from her friends, and her noisy and loving family, Holly finds herself laughing, crying, singing, dancing - and being braver than ever before. Life is for living, she realises - but it always helps if there's an angel watching over you.

  • Dr. Seuss's ABC: Blue Back Book

    From Aunt Annie s alligator to the colourful Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuzz, Dr. Seuss s delightful book introduces early learners to the letters of the alphabet through an amazing array of crazy creatures.

    With his unique combination of hilarious stories, zany pictures and riotous rhymes, Dr. Seuss has been delighting young children and helping them learn to read for over fifty years. Creator of the wonderfully anarchic Cat in the Hat, and ranked among the UK's top ten favourite children's authors, Seuss is firmly established as a global best-seller, with nearly half a billion books sold worldwide.

    As the first step in a major rebrand programme, HarperCollins is relaunching 17 of Dr. Seuss's best-selling books, including such perennial favourites as The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham and Fox in Socks. In response to consumer demand, the bright new cover designs incorporate much needed guidance on reading levels, with the standard paperbacks divided into three reading strands Blue Back Books for parents to share with young children, Green Back Books for budding readers to tackle on their own, and Yellow Back Books for older, more fluent readers to enjoy. Dr. Seuss s ABC belongs to the Blue Back Book range.

  • Hell Bent for Leather: Confessions of a Heavy Metal Addict

    A witty and self-deprecating memoir about headbanging your way through growing up.

    Seb Hunter was a Heavy Metal fan and he's not proud. This is the story of his misguided 15-year Heavy Metal mission: from the first guitar (his dad's), to the first gig (conquering Winchester with his riffs), on through groupies and girlfriends and too many drugs to a faltering career in London, where outrageous egos, artistic differences and the dreaded arrival of Grunge (and a much needed haircut) kill the Heavy Metal dream.

    Along the way Seb imparts the important distinctions between Thrash Metal and Glam and casts his connoisseur's eye over the Metal guitar. You'll learn when to play a drum solo, the correct way to wear Spandex and exactly what to do when you're in the middle of a field at the Donington Festival and you desperately need a piss.

    Affectionate, irreverent, and very funny, Hell Bent For Leather is a moving story about growing up, of playing air guitar in your bedroom, of living with parental disapproval and of struggling with the laughter of your friends. It is a memoir about the glorious adolescent obsessions everybody has but no-one will admit to.

    Featuring music from: AC/DC, Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Slayer, Kiss, W.A.S.P., Aerosmith The Scorpians and Guns 'n' Roses.

  • C. S. LEWIS

    This is the true story of C.S. Lewis - one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century - whose books for children and adults have become much-loved classics.

    Part of the story of C.S. Lewis has been made famous through the film 'Shadowlands'. Here this fascinating man's entire life-story is told by those who knew him personally.

    C.S. Lewis was born in Belfast in 1898 and was sent to England for a public school education with his elder brother, Warren. Lewis exhibited a genius for imagination and perception from his earliest years. Brought up in a Christian household, Lewis lost his faith in his teenage years but was to regain it, with reluctance, as a fellow at Magdalen College, Oxford. His faith subsequently influenced his writings. He became a vigorous champion of the Christian faith through classics such as Mere Christianity and through his BBC broadcasts.

    His Chronicles of Narnia became children's classics and he was deluged with correspondence from his young readers.

    In his latter years he unexpectedly fell deeply in love with a divorced American, Joy Greshem, and married her, only to suffer the devastation of her death a few years later. C.S. Lewis died in 1963 at his home in Oxford.

    During his lifetime C.S. Lewis suggested to his friend, Roger Lancelyn Green, who was a fellow English scholar, that he would undertake his biography one day. After Lewis's death in 1963 Lancelyn Green and Walter Hooper were approached by several of Lewis's friends, to write the biography. Warren Lewis, brother to Jack, contributed a great deal to the writing. The authors had at their disposal a vast collection of letters and diaries, as well as the recollections of many surviving family members and friends.

    Walter Hooper has enhanced the original text with additional material to provide a new, expanded edition which all C.S. Lewis fans will be keen to own.

  • Teacher's Guides Ages 7-12: Sound and Music

    This teacher's guide covers materials for Primary Science Key Stage 2. It is accompanied by two pupils' books, one for Years 3-4 and one for Years 5-6. It also includes an explanation of the SPACE (Science Processes and Concept Exploration) approach to science teaching and learning.

  • Purple Hibiscus

    The limits of fifteen-year-old Kambili's world are defined by the high walls of her family estate and the dictates of her fanatically religious father. Her life is regulated by schedules: prayer, sleep, study, prayer. When Nigeria is shaken by a military coup, Kambili's father, involved mysteriously in the political crisis, sends her to live with her aunt. In this house, noisy and full of laughter, she discovers life and love - and a terrible, bruising secret deep within her family. This extraordinary debut novel from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of 'Half of a Yellow Sun', is about the blurred lines between the old gods and the new, childhood and adulthood, love and hatred - the grey spaces in which truths are revealed and real life is lived.

  • Cycling in South Wales and the Wye Valley (en anglais)

    On- and off-road routes; gradient diagrams; accumulated mileages. At-a-glance information box summarising each tour. Comprehensive information on places to visit and refreshment stops. A brief introduction to the area; advice on preparing for a cycling trip. OTHER TITLES IN THE SERIES Cycling in Central Scotland Cycling in Cornwall & Devon Cycling in the Cotswolds Cycling in Cumbria & the Lake District Cycling in Dorset & Hampshire Cycling in East Anglia Cycling in Edinburgh & South East Scotland Cycling in Loch Ness & the Spey Valley Cycling in North East Scotland Cycling in Northumberland & North East England Cycling in Snowdonia & North Wales Cycling in Somerset & Wiltshire Cycling in the South East of Ireland Cycling in South West Scotland Cycling the South Downs Cycling in the West of Ireland Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales