August 2012 (27)

Execution

ISBN: 9781849532556

Author: Geoffrey Abbott    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Execution is a gruesomely fascinating account of methods of judicial execution from around the world and through the ages, and includes such hair-raising catego...


Execution is a gruesomely fascinating account of methods of judicial execution from around the world and through the ages, and includes such hair-raising categories as death by cannibalism, being sewn into an animal's belly and a thousand cuts. In his own darkly humorous style, Geoffrey Abbott describes the instruments used and their effectiveness, and reveals the macabre origins of familiar phrases such as 'gone west' or 'drawn a blank', as well as the jargon of the underworld.
From the preparation of the victim to the disposal of the body, "Execution" answers all the questions you are ever likely to ask, and some you would never want to imagine.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 416


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 05-09-2012


$29.99
Itsy Bitsy Spider

ISBN: 9781846434983

Publisher: Child’s Play

Itsy Bitsy Spider is trying to climb the waterspout, in spite of the rain. But what’s Incy Wincy Spider doing? And what is Itchy Nitchy Spider trying to climb...


Itsy Bitsy Spider is trying to climb the waterspout, in spite of the rain. But what’s Incy Wincy Spider doing? And what is Itchy Nitchy Spider trying to climb?
Look through the die-cut holes in each page to see what Itsy Bitsy’s friends are climbing. The perfect fun introduction to different types of weather!


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Pages: 16


Dimensions: 290 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 30-06-2012


$17.99
Little Miss Muffet

ISBN: 9781846435003

Publisher: Child’s Play

In an amusing retelling of this much-loved nursery song, Little Miss Muffet’s picnic is not only disturbed by a spider, but by a host of other creatures as we...


In an amusing retelling of this much-loved nursery song, Little Miss Muffet’s picnic is not only disturbed by a spider, but by a host of other creatures as well! Luckily, they’re prepared to share, so there’s a feast at the end.
Look through the holes in each page to see what food the animals like, and what noises they make.


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Pages: 16


Dimensions: 290 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 30-06-2012


$17.99
Hickory Dickory Dock

ISBN: 9781846434990

Publisher: Child’s Play

In this entertaining retelling if the traditional nursery song, the mouse is only one of many animals to climb the clock. Who slides up at three o’clock, and ...


In this entertaining retelling if the traditional nursery song, the mouse is only one of many animals to climb the clock. Who slides up at three o’clock, and who will bounce up at ten?
Look through the holes in each page to see which animal is next, and make up some of your own. You’re sure to enjoy this hilarious introduction to telling the time!


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Pages: 16


Dimensions: 290 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 30-06-2012


$17.99
Mary Had A Little Lamb

ISBN: 9781846435010

Publisher: Child’s Play

We all know that Mary had one little lamb, but what about the others? They can’t bear to let her out of their sight either!
Follow Mary, wherever she go...


We all know that Mary had one little lamb, but what about the others? They can’t bear to let her out of their sight either!
Follow Mary, wherever she goes. Look through the die-cut holes in each page to see what her lambs are up to!


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Pages: 16


Dimensions: 290 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 30-06-2012


$17.99
The Ultimate Cocktail Book

ISBN: 9781853267628

Author: Ned Halley    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

This book contains more cocktails than any other—1500 of them, ranging from classic Martinis to unblushing modern concoctions such as Sex on the Beach.
...


This book contains more cocktails than any other—1500 of them, ranging from classic Martinis to unblushing modern concoctions such as Sex on the Beach.
Recipes are user friendly, assembled on a ‘unit’ basis that clearly shows the proportions needed to make the perfect cocktail—without fuss. Ingredients and equipment are easy to acquire, techniques straightforward. Bewildering measures—’jigger’, ‘half-gill’ 3/4 fl oz—are avoided.
There is much entertainment to be found in these pages too, with revealing anecdotes about many of the cocktails, and generous sprinklings of apposite quotations, risqué jokes and little curiosities.
The Ultimate Cocktail Book is more than a reference guide, it’s a concocter’s companion and a source of enlightenment. A volume tailor-made, in short, for good mixers.


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Pages: 303


Dimensions: 126 x 197 mm


Publication Date: 10-08-2012


$15.99
A Dog's Heart

ISBN: 9781843914020

Author: Mikhail Bulgakov    Publisher: Hesperus Press

Through his surreal, often grotesque humour, Bulgakov creates in this book - a new translation of one of the most popular satires on the Russian Revolution and ...


Through his surreal, often grotesque humour, Bulgakov creates in this book - a new translation of one of the most popular satires on the Russian Revolution and on Soviet society - an ingenious new twist to the 'Frankenstein' parable. Having been scalded by boiling water earlier that day, and with little chance to survive the severe winter night, a stray dog is left for dead on the streets. Lamenting his fate, he is ill prepared for the chance arrival of a wealthy professor who befriends him and takes him home. However, it seems the professor's motives are not entirely altruistic - an expert in medical experimentation, he sees his new charge as the potential subject for a bizarre operation, and implants glands from a dead criminal in the dog. The resulting half-man, half-beast is, as to be expected, a monstrosity, yet one that fits in remarkably well with Soviet society...


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Publication Date: 28-09-2012


$19.99
Notes From The Underground

ISBN: 9781843911265

Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky   

Dostoevsky’s Underground Man is a composite of the tormented clerk and the frustrated dreamer of his earlier stories, but his Notes from the Underground is a ...


Dostoevsky’s Underground Man is a composite of the tormented clerk and the frustrated dreamer of his earlier stories, but his Notes from the Underground is a precursor of his great later novels and their central concern with the nature of free will. Initially musing on his “sickness” and the detested notion of self-interest, the maladjusted and willful Underground Man turns to a series of incidents from years earlier. Scornful of others and of himself, he recounts a party he attended at which, unwelcome, he got drunk and acted scandalously, the visit to a brothel that ensued, and the chance arrival there of love—love which, of course, by his very nature he cannot accept, and so debases. Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky is one of the greatest, most influential prose writers of all time.


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Publication Date: 28-09-2012


$19.99
The Haunted House

ISBN: 9781843910213

Author: Charles Dickens    Publisher: Hesperus Press

Compiled by Charles Dickens, and counting Elizabeth Gaskell and Wilkie Collins among its contributors, this rediscovered work is an ingenious collaborative tale...


Compiled by Charles Dickens, and counting Elizabeth Gaskell and Wilkie Collins among its contributors, this rediscovered work is an ingenious collaborative tale of the supernatural with indelible touches of pure Dickensian comedy. When the narrator spies a deserted house from his railway carriage, he determines to take up residence. But local legend has it that this is a haunted house, and no servant will dare enter employment. Refusing to be thwarted, he instead invites a number of acquaintances to join him, commissioning each with the task of routing out any supernatural inhabitants. As they gather together on twelfth night, each recounts his version of the ghostly activities.


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Publication Date: 28-09-2012


$19.99
The Frozen Deep

ISBN: 9781843910947

Author: Wilkie Collins    Publisher: Hesperus Press

Based on the doomed 1845 expedition to the Arctic, The Frozen Deep is a dramatic tale of vengeance and self-sacrifice. Exchanging vows of love with sailor Frank...


Based on the doomed 1845 expedition to the Arctic, The Frozen Deep is a dramatic tale of vengeance and self-sacrifice. Exchanging vows of love with sailor Frank Aldersley the night before his departure, Clara Burnham is haunted by the memory of Richard Wardour, and his mistaken belief that they will one day marry. On different ships, the two men have no cause to meet—until disaster strikes and they find themselves united by their battle for survival. When they learn of their rivalry, there follows an act of pure selflessness, making The Frozen Deep one of Collins' most moving and tragic works. The author of The Moonstone, The Woman in White, and Who Killed Zebedee?, Wilkie Collins is widely regarded as the originator of the English detective novel.


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Publication Date: 28-09-2012


$19.99
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