April 2015 (44)

65 and Proud of It

ISBN: 9781849536936

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

‘Retirement at 65 is ridiculous. When I was 65 I still had pimples.’ ...


‘Retirement at 65 is ridiculous. When I was 65 I still had pimples.’ George Burns Congratulations – you’re starting another exciting new time in your life! This little book, packed with wise and witty quotations, is the perfect way to show the world that you are 65 and proud of it.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 10-04-2015


$17.99
A* in Exams

ISBN: 9781849537162

Authors: Ross Dickinson, Richard Benson    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

This upbeat, easy-to-use guide will show you how to organise your work, revise effectively and prepare for exam day to give you the best chance of getting that ...


This upbeat, easy-to-use guide will show you how to organise your work, revise effectively and prepare for exam day to give you the best chance of getting that A*! Includes essential advice on: • Preparing your revision environment • Organising your notes • Using the right revision methods • Choosing reliable online resources • Best practice for exam day • Finding the best approach for YOU


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 10-04-2015


Tags: April 2015   Reference
$21.99
The Joy of Camping

ISBN: 9781849536981

Author: Phoebe Smith    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

‘For as long as I stay here, I know I will have to also get to the wild places.’ Robert Macfarlane This pocket-sized miscellany, packed with tips on equipme...


‘For as long as I stay here, I know I will have to also get to the wild places.’ Robert Macfarlane This pocket-sized miscellany, packed with tips on equipment, food, surviving bad weather and finding the right campsite, and with facts and stories from the world of camping, is perfect for anyone who knows the incomparable joy and adventure of pitching their tent under an open sky.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 116 x 182 mm


Publication Date: 10-04-2015


$27.99
Quotable Wilde

ISBN: 9781849536950

Author: Max Morris    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

This collection of Oscar Wilde’s funniest quotations and sharpest observations is perfect for those who can resist everything except this talented Irish write...


This collection of Oscar Wilde’s funniest quotations and sharpest observations is perfect for those who can resist everything except this talented Irish writer’s humour and rapier wit.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 10-04-2015


$17.99
The Man Who Bought London

ISBN: 9781843915638

Author: Edgar Wallace    Publisher: Hesperus Press

Extra! Extra! American billionaire King Kerry is using his immense wealth to, quite literally, buy London in this gripping mystery from prolific writer and crea...


Extra! Extra! American billionaire King Kerry is using his immense wealth to, quite literally, buy London in this gripping mystery from prolific writer and creator of King Kong, Edgar Wallace. King Kerry and his associates own a huge and growing portfolio of properties and he has come to London to expand his empire. A charming and ambitious man, he nevertheless has made a few enemies along the way including the obnoxious and dangerous Hermann Zeberlieff whose bad business decisions and gambling habit mean he would like nothing more than to get his hands on Kerry's fortune.When Elsie Marion, late for work again and in a dreadful rush, bumps into a charming grey-haired man on the tube, little does she know how much her life is about to change. For the dashing stranger has just bought Tack and Brighten, her place of employment, and is about to offer Elsie a new job she simply cannot refuse.Thus begins a whirlwind of mysterious events for Elsie, as she soon finds herself in the cut-throat world of business in a London which she never knew existed before. King Kerry's rivals will go to deadly lengths to topple his growing property empire, and when a long-buried dark romantic secret from King Kerry's past comes to light, a shock will lie in store for all.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 176


Publication Date: 20-04-2015


$24.99
The Wrong Box

ISBN: 9781843915584

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson    Publisher: Hesperus Press

The Wrong Box is a black comedy novel, co-written by Robert Louis Stevenson, author of Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and his ste...


The Wrong Box is a black comedy novel, co-written by Robert Louis Stevenson, author of Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and his stepson Lloyd Osbourne. Morris and John Finsbury stands to gain a lot of money if their Uncle Masterman dies, but none if Uncle Joseph dies first. So when Joseph seems to have come to an untimely end in a railway accident, a farcical sequence is set in motion. Determined to conceal the death, Morris hides the body in a barrel which he then ships to London. How will the situation resolve itself and how long can the deception continue for...? First published in 1889 and adapted several times for film and musical, The Wrong Box is Stevenson at his funniest. The farce moves at a tremendous pace with Stevenson rapidly piling up train crashes, missing uncles, cases of mistaken identity and surplus dead bodies.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 208


Publication Date: 20-04-2015


$24.99
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

ISBN: 9781843910701

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson    Publisher: Hesperus Press

Dr Henry Jekyll has been obsessed since early manhood by the uneasy duality of good and evil he senses in himself and others, and is driven - to his peers' dism...


Dr Henry Jekyll has been obsessed since early manhood by the uneasy duality of good and evil he senses in himself and others, and is driven - to his peers' dismay - to tamper with the mysterious and transcendental side of science. The respected doctor becomes inexplicably silent and reclusive, while at the same time the terrifying Mr Edward Hyde begins to stalk the streets of London...At heart a chilling tale of the perils of ambition and hubris, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde reflects many of the preoccupations of Stevenson's own Victorian milieu - the dangers of a morbidly repressive society, and the post-Darwinian fear of man's beast nature.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 112


Publication Date: 20-04-2015


Tags: April 2015   Classics
$21.99
Tanglewood Tales

ISBN: 9781843915539

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne    Publisher: Hesperus Press

This delightful collection of stories for children, written in 1853 by Nathaniel Hawthorne, best remembered for The Scarlet Letter, is a captivating retelling o...


This delightful collection of stories for children, written in 1853 by Nathaniel Hawthorne, best remembered for The Scarlet Letter, is a captivating retelling of ancient Greek myths.The reader joins Theseus as he battles to escape the labyrinth and the clutches of the fearsome Minotaur. We accompany Jason and his Argonauts on their perilous quest for the Golden Fleece. Hawthorne also recounts Cadmus' encounter with the terrifying dragons whose teeth, once planted, sprout entire armies. These brilliant stories, amongst many others, are the adventures that lie in wait in Tanglewood Tales.Hawthorne's writing remains fresh and his stories are still perfect for all inquisitive young readers.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 256


Publication Date: 20-04-2015


Tags: April 2015   Childrens
$21.99
Paris

ISBN: 9783832732523

Author: Serge Ramelli    Publisher: TeNeues

Paris is the City of Light, love, and savoir vivre. And this world-class capital is surely one of the planet’s most photographed destinations, whether by tour...


Paris is the City of Light, love, and savoir vivre. And this world-class capital is surely one of the planet’s most photographed destinations, whether by tourists snapping a quick souvenir shot or professionals with high-end cameras. The brief preview we provide here shows how special this city really is. Paris has never been showcased as impressively, meaningfully, or dramatically as it is by the French photographer Serge Ramelli. His vision of the city—like all of his images—is unmistakably inspired by cinema. In addition to his second passion, filmmaking (which he does when he’s not taking pictures), he is also fascinated by the films of Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Ridley Scott. Ramelli’s interpretation of the bustling metropolis of Paris is at once impressive and fabulous. Pulsing with life both day and night, the city appears nearly devoid of people—a heavily symbolic place with many facets to explore, shining with an inimitable light.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 275 x 340 mm


Publication Date: 20-03-2015


$135.00
Mille Miglia : 1000 Miles of Passion

ISBN: 9783832732400

Publisher: TeNeues

If you want to experience Italy’s passion for fast, elegant cars, there is no more thrilling place than the Mille Miglia. With hundreds of thousands of specta...


If you want to experience Italy’s passion for fast, elegant cars, there is no more thrilling place than the Mille Miglia. With hundreds of thousands of spectators cheering drivers on, the long-distance race from Brescia to Rome and back was held from 1927 to 1957. Racers like Tazio Nuvolari, Rudolf Caracciola, and Stirling Moss—along with the Mille Miglia itself—became legends. The Mille Miglia was revived in 1977 and once again cheering fans line the roads. This exclusive book shows the spectacular 2014 race, which was photographed by René Staud and his team, and offers insights into the exciting history of this renowned competition. The result is an enthralling documentation of this unique event and its fascinating cars, picturesque landscapes, and celebrity drivers like Jay Leno and Adrien Brody.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 27-03-2015


Tags: April 2015   Transport
$180.00
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