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    Forgotten Voices of D-Day A New History of the Normandy Landings Paperback Roderick Bailey 9780091930691 $16.99 HISTORY May 31, 2010
    6 June 1944: the day Allied forces crossed the Channel and began fighting their way into Nazi-occupied Northwest Europe. Initiated by airborne units and covered by air and naval bombardment, the Normandy landings were the most ambitious combined airborne and amphibious assault ever attempted. Their success marked the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany.Drawing on thousands of hours of eyewitness testimony recorded by the Imperial War Museum, Forgotten Voices of D-Day tells the compelling story of this turning point in World War 2. Hearing fro... + Read More
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    Forgotten Voices of the Great War Told by Those Who were There Paperback Max Arthur 9780091888879 $16.99 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Aug 05, 2014
    A fascinating history of World War I in the words of the men who were there -- "an extraordinary and immensely moving book." --Stephen Fry      In 1960, the Imperial War Museum began a momentous and important task. A team of academics, archivists and volunteers set about tracing WWI veterans and interviewing them at length in order to record the experiences of ordinary individuals in war. The IWM aural archive has become the most important archive of its kind in the world. Authors have occasionally been granted access to the vaults, but digesti... + Read More
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    A Volunteer Nurse on the Western Front Memoirs From a WWI Camp Hospital Paperback Olive Dent 9780753555774 $16.99 HISTORY Aug 05, 2014
    Classic WWI nursing memoir used as a key source of historical detail and inspiration by makers of The Crimson Field, returning drama which debuted on BBC1 in March, 2014.Starring Oona Chaplin as a V.A.D. (Voluntary Aid Detachment), and Suranne Jones and Hermione Norris as trained nurses, The Crimson Field is a gripping drama set in a tented hospital on the coast of France, where plucky real-life V.A.D. Olive Dent served two years of the Great War, and kept this extraordinarily vivid diary of day-to-day life—ever cheerful through the bitter cold... + Read More
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    Wounded The Long Journey Home From the Great War Paperback Emily Mayhew 9780099584186 $16.99 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Aug 05, 2014
    A homage to the courage and determination of the men and women who cared for—and saved the lives of—the hundreds of thousands of British soldiers who were wounded at the Western Front.Wounded is the story of a journey: from injury on the battlefield to recovery in Britain. It is the story of the soldiers themselves, from the aid post in the trenches to the casualty clearing station in the rear, from the base hospital to the ambulance train returning them to Blighty. But it is also the story of those who cared for them—stretcher bearers and medi... + Read More
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    Antiques Roadshow World War I in 100 Family Treasures Hardcover Paul Atterbury 9781849907262 $39.95 HISTORY Sep 09, 2014
    The 100 most moving and astonishing stories from the Antiques Roadshow’s World War I centenary special—telling the incredible tales behind treasured family keepsakes.To mark the centenary of the start of World War I, the Antiques Roadshow team filmed a series of specials at the Somme, where the public brought in their family’s war memorabilia and photographs. These ’antiques’ weren’t financially valuable, or in some cases even very beautiful, but the stories that came attached to these momentoes were priceless.Antiques Roadshow: World War I in ... + Read More
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    Birdsong The Novel of the Great War Paperback Sebastian Faulks 9780099387916 $19.95 FICTION Aug 09, 1994
    A special anniversary edition of the bestselling and much-loved classic published for the centenary of the First World War.      A novel of overwhelming emotional power, Birdsong is a story of love, death, sex and survival. Stephen Wraysford, a young Englishman, arrives in Amiens in northern France in 1910 to stay with the Azaire family, and falls in love with unhappily married Isabelle. But, with the world on the brink of war, the relationship falters, and Stephen volunteers to fight on the Western Front. His love for Isabelle forever engraved... + Read More
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    A Song for Issy Bradley Paperback Carys Bray 9780091954383 $24.99 FICTION Jul 16, 2014
    Sometimes however much you love someone, you can't understand them.      Ian used to think that his life had been disappointingly easy, compared to the pioneers. He had a happy marriage, four children, a satisfactory job and, for just over a year, he has served the church in his role as Bishop of the local congregation, an enormous responsibility.     And then Issy died.      Now his wife, Claire, won't get out of their dead daughter's bottom bunk and she won't speak. Claire doesn't want a blessing or a sympathy card and she's got nothing to sa... + Read More
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    The Return of Sherlock Holmes Paperback Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 9781849907606 $15.99 FICTION Aug 05, 2014
    The hit BBC series Sherlock has introduced a new generation to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary detective. This edition of the classic collection of stories, with an introduction by Sherlock creator Mark Gatiss, allows fans to discover the power of those original adventures.After his deadly plunge over Reichenbach Falls, Sherlock Holmes seemed gone forever – but, as mysteriously as he left, he returns three years later. Now, reunited with Watson, a host of thrilling new adventures through London’s underworld awaits, battling thieves, kidnappe... + Read More
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    Sherlock: His Last Bow Paperback Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 9781849907613 $15.99 FICTION Sep 09, 2014
    The hit BBC series Sherlock has introduced a new generation to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary detective. This edition of the classic collection of stories, with an introduction by Sherlock co-creator Steven Moffatt, allows fans to discover the power of those original adventures.Could a woman die of fright alone? And who is the sender of a most grizzly package – two human ears in a box? Holmes and Watson tackle a whole host of new mysteries before Baker Street’s most famous detective finally leaves London for the quiet of a Sussex farm. But ... + Read More
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    Epic Fail The Ultimate Book of Blunders Paperback Mark Leigh 9780753541265 $12.00 HUMOR Sep 25, 2014
    A laugh-out-loud humour book in the vein of the bestselling Darwin Awards and Stephen Pile's The Book of Heroic Failures, collecting together stupid stories of real-life cock-ups.      Herewith a handful of sample entries to tickle your funny bones...   In the 1824 war between Britain and Ashanti (now part of Ghana), the British Redcoats found themselves surrounded by 10,000 fierce Ashanti warriors, and running very low on ammunition. Their commander ordered Charles Brandon, the army's stores manager, to break open the reserve ammunition he'd o... + Read More
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    Polina Hardcover Bastien Vives 9780224096935 $29.95 COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS Aug 07, 2014
    As a very young girl, Polina Oulinov is taken on as a special pupil by the famous ballet teacher Professor Bojinsky. He is very demanding and refuses to adapt his standards to the talents of his pupils, and Polina has to work hard and make great sacrifices in order to reach the level Bojinsky senses she has the talent for. When she graduates and is admitted to the official theatre school, she discovers that Bojinsky’s view of ballet is only one of many and that she can’t adapt to new rules, new visions. She flees Russia for Berlin, where she me... + Read More
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    The Murder Bag Paperback Tony Parsons 9781780892344 $19.99 FICTION Aug 05, 2014
    The gripping first novel in an explosive new crime series by Tony Parsons, bestselling author of Man and Boy. If you like crime-novels by Ian Rankin and Peter James, you will love this.      There's a serial killer on the loose. The social network sites all love him. Because he cuts the throats of rich and powerful men. And he's good at it.   Twenty years ago seven rich, privileged students became friends at their exclusive private school, Potter's Field. Now they have started dying in the most violent way imaginable. Enter Detective Max Wolfe.... + Read More
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    Iron, Steam & Money The Making of the Industrial Revolution Paperback Roger Osborne 9781845952129 $26.00 HISTORY Aug 05, 2014
    A fresh look at the decades when British ingenuity and technological innovation changed the course of human history and ushered in the modern world.In late eighteenth-century Britain a handful of men brought about the greatest transformation in human history. Inventors, industrialists and entrepreneurs ushered in the age of powered machinery and the factory, and thereby changed the whole of human society, bringing into being new methods of social and economic organisation, new social classes, and new political forces. The Industrial Revolution ... + Read More
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    Five Paperback Ursula P. Archer 9780099583868 $15.99 FICTION Aug 05, 2014
    A series of co-ordinates tattooed on the feet of a murder victim lead the police to a box containing body parts -- and a note from the killer with a series of cryptic clues to the identity of the next victim. A nail-biting, page-turning thriller that will send shivers down your spine.      Every corpse is a clue.     A woman is found murdered in a field. Tattooed on her feet is a strange combination of numbers and letters.      Detective Beatrice Kaspary quickly identifies these as map co-ordinates, which lead the police to a 'treasure box' con... + Read More
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    A Very British Murder The Story of a National Obsession Paperback Lucy Worsley 9781849906517 $19.99 HISTORY Aug 05, 2014
    From Jack the Ripper to the cosy crimes of the Golden Age, renowned historian Lucy Worsley explores the evolution of the typical British murder.      A Very British Murder is Lucy Worsley's enthralling exploration of a curious national obsession. Our fascination with 'a good murder' -- from the Ratcliffe Highway Murders at the turn of the nineteenth century to Edith Thompson and Freddie Bywaters, hanged in 1922 for the murder of Edith's husband -- became a form of national entertainment, inspiring novels, plays and films, puppet shows and paint... + Read More
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    A London Pub for Every Occasion 161 of the Usual and Unusual Hardcover Herb Lester Associates 9780091958275 $12.99 TRAVEL Sep 02, 2014
    Let Herb Lester Associates be your guide to the best pubs in London.      London is packed with pubs, but finding a really good one is not always easy. Whether you want to relax in a garden or shelter from rain, marvel at architecture or enjoy a live act, find a convenient meeting point or a place to hide, bring your dog to the pub or stroke the resident cat, it is Herb Lester's role to anticipate your desires and act as your guide.     With 161 tried-and-tested pubs, plus a handy fold-out map of London.
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    Please Don't Cry A Family Torn Apart By Grief. An Incredible Act of Love. Paperback Jane Plume 9780753555385 $15.99 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Aug 05, 2014
    A moving true story of extraordinary friendship and inspiring motherhood in the face of tragedy.      'I'm glad I could do her this one last favour. If it had been the other way round, I know Gina would have done the same for me.'     Jane and Gina were the best of friends. When Gina's husband Shaun was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2009, Jane vowed to do everything she could to help her best mate and her two small sons through the awful time to come.      But things were about to take a tragic turn for the worse. In 2010, Gina was killed i... + Read More
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    The Asylum Paperback Johan Theorin 9780552778916 $16.99 FICTION Aug 26, 2014
    A chilling Swedish psychological crime novel set between a nursery and a mental asylum, full of sinister intentions, hidden identities and dangerous secrets.      FROM THE WINNER OF THE CWA INTERNATIONAL DAGGER 2010 FOR THE DARKEST ROOM     Who amongst us can really say they're sane?     Jan has just started working at the Dell nursery. But this is no normal nursery. It's linked to a high-security asylum by a dimly-lit underground tunnel, which is used for the children to visit their parents. Who are some of the most dangerous psychopaths in th... + Read More
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    Gok's Wok Fast, Fresh, Healthy Asian Recipes Hardcover Gok Wan 9780091957032 $35.00 COOKING Aug 18, 2014
    Over 80 exciting fresh and healthy Asian recipes, Gok-style.In his brand new book, Gok Wan shares his favourite recipes for fresh and healthy meals—inspired by the flavours of Asia.Gok’s recipes draw influence from the East, as he teaches us how to add flavour and a splash of originality through his distinctive style of simple, fast cooking. Chapters cover all occasions from lunch ideas to dinner parties and date nights and include curries, stir-fries, noodles, salads, soups and even desserts. He shares many of his family’s traditional recipes ... + Read More
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    No Cake, No Jam Hardship and Happiness in Wartime London Paperback Marian Hughes 9780091957254 $15.99 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Aug 05, 2014
    A true story of one girl’s extraordinary childhood in wartime London—a classic tale of the triumph of the human spirit.No Cake, No Jam is the heart-warming true story of a little girl’s London childhood during the Blitz, and of how she rose above adversity through sheer guts and strength of character.Marian Hughes was born in the same year as her father committed suicide. She spent most of her early childhood with her elder sisters and brother in Spurgeon’s Orphanage in South London. There she learned to love extravagant hymns and to receive re... + Read More
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    Stockwin's Maritime Miscellany A Ditty Bag of Wonders From the Golden Age of Sail Paperback Julian Stockwin 9780091958602 $24.99 GAMES & ACTIVITIES Aug 05, 2014
    Enchanting miscellany full of fascinating facts and intriguing stories from the golden age of seafaring.      Lt Cdr Julian Stockwin shares his love and knowledge of the sea in this entertaining collection of maritime stories and little-known trivia. Featuring nautical facts and feats, including superstitions at sea, the history of animals on the waves -- until 1975 when all animals were banned from Royal Navy ships -- and how the inventor of the umbrella helped man the British Navy, it is packed with informative tales. Focusing on the glory da... + Read More
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    The Sky at Night: How to Read the Solar System A Guide to the Stars and Planets Hardcover Chris North 9781849906289 $24.99 SCIENCE Aug 05, 2014
    The essential guide to the wonders of our Solar System.      The Solar System -- so what is it?     We've all learned the basics at school but how much can you remember? Expert astronomers and co-presenters of The Sky at Night Chris North and Paul Abel take a fascinating guided tour of our Solar System and explain its wonders.     They look at all the major players, including our more familiar neighbours -- the Sun, the planets and their moons -- the occasional visitors to our planet -- asteroids, meteors and comets -- as well as distant stars ... + Read More
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    Hannibal: Clouds of War Paperback Ben Kane 9781848094093 $24.99 FICTION Aug 20, 2014
    As Rome's war with Carthage continues, two friends -- now on opposing sides -- confront each other in one of the most brutal sieges of all time. A new Hannibal novel by the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Forgotten Legion series.      213 BC. Syracuse. Under the merciless Sicilian sun, a city is under siege.     Outside the walls, a vast Roman army waits. Yet the city's incredible defences -- designed by Archimedes -- mean that the city will not be easily taken.      A veteran of the bitter war since its beginning, Quintus is ready to gi... + Read More
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    Operation Crossbow The Untold Story of Photographic Intelligence and the Search for Hitler's V Weapons Paperback Allan Williams 9780099557333 $19.99 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Aug 05, 2014
    Told for the first time, the real story behind the top secret World War Two operations Crossbow and Bodyline. How the top secret Aerial Reconnaissance unit at Medmenham in Buckinghamshire found and destroyed the V-1 and V-2 sites at Peenemünde.      The story of the photographic intelligence work undertaken from a country house at Medmenham, Buckinghamshire, is one of the great lost stories of the Second World War.      At its peak in 1944, almost 2,000 British and American men and women worked at the top-secret Danesfield House, interpreting p... + Read More
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    Drowntown Book One Hardcover Robbie Morrison 9780224085878 $24.99 COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS Aug 13, 2014
    The first part of an awesome new graphic novel by two of the UK’s very brightest talents.The world has changed forever, ravaged by climatic upheaval. The flooded metropolis of London has adapted to the rising sea levels, remaining a centre for international commerce and a magnet for environmental refugees. The elite gaze out over the ever-expanding Thames from their ivory towers, while the denizens of submerged pubs peer into the sunken streets like specimens in an aquarium.Hired by notorious underworld figure Alexandra Bastet, Leo Noiret uncov... + Read More
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    Remembering Babylon Paperback David Malouf 9780099589730 $18.99 FICTION Aug 05, 2014
    A searing and magnificent picture of Australia at the moment of its foundation, with early settlers staking out their small patch of land and terrified by the harsh and alien continent. Focussing on the hostility between the early British inhabitants and the native Aborigines, Remembering Bablyon tells the tragic and compelling story of a boy who finds himself caught between the two worlds. Shot through with humour, and poetic intensity, Malouf's epic novel of epic scope is simple, compassionate and universal.
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    Fork Handles The Bery Vest of Ronnie Barker Paperback Ronnie Barker 9780091951405 $18.99 HUMOR Aug 05, 2014
    The definitive collection of classic writing from Britain's best-loved comic star.      Loved by millions and collected here for the first time is the very best of Ronnie Barker's classic sketches, monologues, songs and, of course, the brilliant two-handers that he wrote for The Two Ronnies. Celebrating his genius for comic wordplay, this wonderful collection includes 'Pismonouncers Unanimous', 'An Appeal for Women' 'Swedish for Beginners' and the nation's favourite sketch, 'Fork Handles'.     As talented a writer as he was performer, Ronnie Ba... + Read More
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    Damn You Autocorrect! 2 Paperback Lyndsey Saul 9780753541999 $11.99 HUMOR Aug 05, 2014
    You'll cringe. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll triple check all of your texts.      It's back. And it's more awkward than ever.      Ever been screwed over by predictive text on your smart phone? You are not alone.     Damn You, Autocorrect! 2 brings together more of the laugh-out-loud funny and painfully embarrassing posts from the hit website, which highlight the hilarity that often ensues when text messaging goes wrong. This second volume of epic autocorrect fails is packed with never-before-seen content, as well as the most cringe-worthy p... + Read More
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    Stay Alive One Witness. One Secret. No Escape. Paperback Simon Kernick 9780099579090 $16.99 FICTION Aug 05, 2014
    The gripping new race-against-time thriller by the best-selling author of Relentless, The Last 10 Seconds, Siege and Ultimatum. ONE WITNESSYou're on a trip with your family, miles from anywhere. A shot rings out -- and your whole life changes in an instant.ONE SECRETA woman is racing towards you, chased by three gunmen. Although you don't know it, she harbours a deadly secret. She's in terrible danger. And now you are too. NO ESCAPEYou're running, terrified, desperate to find safety. You know that the men hunting you have killed before. And if ... + Read More
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    No-One Ever Has Sex on a Tuesday Paperback Tracy Bloom 9780099594758 $15.99 FICTION Aug 12, 2014
    A very funny romantic novel (... and no. 1 ebook bestseller)Childhood sweethearts Matthew and Katy agree they must never see each other again following a school reunion.So all is forgotten ... until eight months later when a shock meeting at an antenatal class forces them to confront the fact that Matthew could be the father of Katy's baby. Love and life are messy, but Katy and Matthew take things to a whole new level as deep emotions begin to resurface and hormones run riot.Never has a one-night-stand led to such chaos!


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