Series: Collected PoemsPaperbackSydney Goodsir Smith9780714543376$39.99POETRY Mar 05, 2019
The premature death of Sydney Goodsir Smith at the age of fifty-nine, while this volume of his 'Collected Poems' was in production, deprived the world of one of the major personalities in twentieth-century British literature. The poems included in this volume, mostly written in Scots dialect – from 'Skail Wind', first published in 1941, to the moving poems of his maturity and the gentle, philosophical poems of his later years – show us the journey of a man who understood the world only too well.
Series: The Race to Save the RomanovsThe Truth Behind the Secret Plans to Rescue the Russian Imperial FamilyPaperbackHelen Rappaport9781250151223$21.99HISTORY Apr 02, 2019
In this international bestseller investigating the murder of the Russian Imperial Family, Helen Rappaport embarks on a quest to uncover the various plots and plans to save them, why they failed, and who was responsible.The murder of the Romanov family in July 1918 horrified the world, and its aftershocks still reverberate today. In Putin's autocratic Russia, the Revolution itself is considered a crime, and its anniversary was largely ignored. In stark contrast, the centenary of the massacre of the Imperial Family was commemorated in 2018 by a h... + Read More
"Addictive and immersive,A Gathering of Shadowscements this series as a must-read." —Entertainment Weekly, grade AContinue V. E. Schwab'sNew York Times bestselling Shades of Magic series withA Gathering of Shadows, now in a signed beautiful collector's edition with exclusive features. Open a door to the epic fantasy trilogy that took the world by storm--a classic in the making. With a revamped cover and reading ribbon, this edition will also feature the following bonus material:*End papers featuring stunning fan art*An updated glossary of Arnes... + Read More
'Monisha Rajesh has chosen one of the best ways of seeing the world. Never too fast, never too slow, her journey does what trains do best. Getting to the heart of things. Prepare for a very fine ride' Michael PalinWhen Monisha Rajesh announced plans to circumnavigate the globe in eighty train journeys, she was met with wide-eyed disbelief. But it wasn't long before she was carefully plotting a route that would cover 45,000 miles – almost twice the circumference of the earth – coasting along the world's most remarkable railways; from the cloud-s... + Read More
Series: Empire of the SeasHow the navy forged the modern worldPaperbackBrian Lavery9781472835604$27.00HISTORY Jun 04, 2019
The year 1588 marked a turning point in our national story. Victory over the Spanish Armada transformed us into a seafaring nation and it sparked a myth that one day would become a reality – that the nation's new destiny, the source of her future wealth and power lay out on the oceans. This book tells the story of how the navy expanded from a tiny force to become the most complex industrial enterprise on earth; how the need to organise it laid the foundations of our civil service and our economy; and how it transformed our culture, our sense of... + Read More
Series: Retail TherapyWhy the Retail Industry is Broken - and What Can Be Done to Fix ItHardcoverMark Pilkington9781472965103$37.00BUSINESS & ECONOMICS Jan 22, 2019
An insightful review of the collapse of the traditional retail sector in the West, and a roadmap for its potential recovery.Almost weekly, the news is full of stories about disappearing retail chains--some of which have been around for decades. From Toys'R'Us, Aeropostale and A&P, recognized names are vanishing overnight--with the loss of hundreds of stores and thousands of jobs. As such large organizations disappear, so the malls, shopping centers, high streets and main streets become emptier and less appealing to visit.Mark Pilkington argues ... + Read More
Series: Strangers in a Strange LandLiving the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian WorldPaperbackCharles J. Chaput9781250159625$24.99RELIGION Mar 19, 2019
Charles J. Chaput'sStrangers in a Strange Land is a vivid critique of American life today, but also an empowering guide to how Christians—and particularly Catholics--can live their faith vigorously, with confidence and hope, in a post-Christian public squareFrom the author ofLiving the Catholic Faith andRender Unto Caesar comes a fresh, urgent, and ultimately hopeful treatise on the state of Catholic life and Christian community in the United States.America today is differentin kind, not just in degree, from the past. And this new reality is un... + Read More
Sketchbooks are an essential part of the creative process for artists of all disciplines, ranging from textiles and jewellery to interior design, printmaking and ceramics. The sketchbook is a complete record of the creative process which, it can even be argued, is more important that the finished object at the end of this process. This book is a vital resource for artists of all levels including students, makers and collectors, as it not only gives practical advice about building your own sketchbooks but also provides examples of different arti... + Read More
Series: British Wildlife CollectionMeadowsHardcoverGeorge Peterken9781472960344$54.00NATURE Feb 12, 2019
Meadows, the second volume of a major new series of books on British natural history, provides one of the most wide-ranging and eloquent treatments of this most quintessential British habitat. Yet the flower-rich hay meadows that have inspired writers and artists for hundreds of years have almost disappeared from our countryside. In this exceptional work, George Peterken, a respected ecologist, brings together years of research and discovery from his travels across Britain and Europe, as well as anunderstanding borne out of caring for his own m... + Read More
Series: British Wildlife CollectionRiversA natural and not-so-natural historyHardcoverPaul Raven9781472960351$60.00NATURE Jan 08, 2019
Throughout British history rivers have been of profound economic, social and cultural importance--yet as we see with increasing frequency they have the potential to wreak great destruction. This book describes the natural and not-so-natural changes that have affected British rivers since the last ice age and looks at the many plants and animals that live along, above and within them. Detailed case studies of the Meon, Dee and Endrick illustrate the incredibly varied nature of our riverecosystems, and the natural and human factors that make each... + Read More
This friendly handbook is full of practical advice on attracting wildlife to your garden, and encouraging creatures to stick around, as well as expert tips on green gardening, seasonal planting and garden predators.Colour photographs illustrate hundreds of mammals, birds, insects, invertebrates, reptiles and amphibians, flowers, trees, shrubs and fungi, while the comprehensive text explains everything you need to cultivate a haven for nature.The new edition includes additional species as well as fully updated text describing the diverse wildlif... + Read More
This is arevised and updated fourth edition of the bestsellingRSPB Handbook of British Birds. This unique guide provides a 'biography' of each of the 280 commonest British bird species. It coversall aspects of field identification, using illustrations from the highly acclaimedHandbook of Bird Identificationto show all common plumage forms. The text also covers behaviour, breeding biology, population, status, longevity and any other interesting facts about the species concerned. A detailed distribution map is provided for each species. The rari... + Read More
This latest edition of the Field Guide to the Moths of Great Britain and Ireland has been fully revised, updated and restructured, bringing it in line with the latest thinking in taxonomy. Moths are illustrated in their natural resting postures, and there are also paintings of different forms, underwings and other details to help with identification. New descriptions and illustrations have been included for species that have been newly recorded in Britain and Ireland since the last edition of the guide was published. The text descriptions of al... + Read More
A great practical solution for every active moth enthusiast - a concise guide with all the illustrations of the classicField Guide to the Moths of Great Britain and Ireland (Waring & Townsend 2009). The concise descriptions written by leading moth experts of almost every species known to have occurred naturally in Great Britain and Ireland (including Isle of Man and Channel Islands) are opposite the stunning colour plates, making this the perfect identification guide to use when identifying macro-moths in the field.
All Great Britain and Ireland's resident and migrant dragonfly and damselfly species fully described and illustrated. Fully updated, revised and redesigned, this 2014 edition features full descriptions, ecological notes and distribution maps, as well as a general introduction and regional guide to the best places to watch dragonflies. The 2002 edition was shortlisted for the BP Natural World Book Prize.
This ground-breaking identification guide to all the dragonflies and damselflies of Britain and Europe brings some of the top field experts in Odonata from across the continent together with Richard Lewington, widely accepted to be Europe's foremost illustrator of insects. The guide covers all of Europe, from the Arctic Circle to the Mediterranean basin, including western Turkey, Cyprus, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and the Azores, Canaries and Madeira. All 160 species are described, with detailed field descriptions, notes on similar species, inf... + Read More
Series: Transparent Light BluePaperbackKiyoko Iwami9781642750416$16.99COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS Age (years) from 16Apr 02, 2019
An all-newyuri manga about desire, for fans of Citrus.Ritsu is willing to do anything for her best friend Ichika, including the intimate act of cleaning her ears. But when Ichika starts dating a boy, Ritsu realizes that she wants to be more than friends. Will Ichika push her away when Ritsu reveals her innermost feelings?
The first Ancient Magus’ Brideshort story collection!The world ofThe Ancient Magus’ Bride is bigger than Elias and Chise, and many are the folk and spirits who cross their lives’ path. Their tales twist together in a tapestry, words like golden yarn, a weaving of memories and secrets. Contained within these pages are new stories of Kore Yamazaki’s fantastic Britain, penned by the author herself and a star-studded lineup of Japanese authors. From a Celtic vampire in love with a human, to a gemstone knight, and even a glimpse into what Silky does... + Read More
Series: Kase-SanKase-San and Cherry BlossomsPaperbackHiromi Takashima9781642750546$16.99COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS Age (years) from 13Feb 12, 2019
THE FUTURE AWAITS!It’s time for Yamada’s university entrance exams, and she’s super nervous! All her hard work is about to be put to the test. Will she get to follow her dreams and join Kase-san in Tokyo come spring?
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