The People Could Fly: The Picture Book (New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books (Awards)) by Hamilton, Virginia [Hardcover(2004/11/9)]
The Book Thief: The life-affirming number one international bestseller
‘Life affirming, triumphant and tragic . . . masterfully told. . . but also a wonderful page-turner’ Guardian
‘Brilliant and hugely ambitious’ New York Times
HERE IS A SMALL FACT – YOU ARE GOING TO DIE
1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier.
Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is living with a foster family on Himmel Street. Her parents have been taken away to a concentration camp. Liesel steals books. This is her story and the story of the inhabitants of her street when the bombs begin to fall.
SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION – THIS NOVEL IS NARRATED BY DEATH
What readers are saying about The Book Thief:
***** ‘I loved every page of this book. So many great quotes, observations on humanity and images…I just didn’t want it to end.
***** ‘I loved this book. It is not only one of the best I’ve read this year, it is one of the best I’ve ever read.’
***** ‘This is the sort of book the restores your faith in humanity and leaves you feeling uplifted, even when it makes you shed a tear.
1 year ago£825
Bridgerton: The Duke and I (Bridgertons Book 1): The Sunday Times bestselling inspiration for the Netflix Original Series Bridgerton
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
‘A veritable treat’ Daily Mail
The first novel in Julia Quinn’s worldwide bestselling Bridgerton novels, now a series created by Shondaland for Netflix. This is the story of Daphne Bridgerton and the Duke: welcome to the ballrooms of Regency London . . .
Can there be any greater challenge to London’s Ambitious Mamas than an unmarried duke? Lady Whistledown’s Society Papers, April 1813
By all accounts, Simon Basset is on the verge of proposing to his best friend’s sister, the lovely – and almost-on-the-shelf – Daphne Bridgerton. But the two of them know the truth – it’s all an elaborate plan to keep Simon free from marriage-minded society mothers. And as for Daphne, surely she will attract some worthy suitors now that it seems a duke has declared her desirable . . .
Their ruse works like a charm – at first. But as Daphne waltzes across ballroom after ballroom with Simon, it’s hard to remember that their courtship is a complete sham. Maybe it’s his devilish smile, certainly it’s the way his eyes seem to burn every time he looks at her. It wasn’t the plan, but it seems she’s falling for the duke, for real. And amidst the glittering, gossipy, cut-throat world of London’s elite, there is only one certainty: love ignores every rule . . .
Find out why readers love Julia Quinn . . .
‘Light, pacy and full of feisty heroines‘ Guardian on the Bridgerton series
‘Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton books take all of the classic tropes we know and love . . . and gives them a thoroughly modern twist. I can’t focus on anything else’ Stylist
‘Quinn is a master of historical romance’ Entertainment Weekly
‘A smart, funny touch’ Time Magazine
‘Like an episode of Downton Abbey mixed with a great rom-com’ iBooks Best Books of March
‘Powered by a surfeit of dazzling wit and graced with a cast of unforgettable characters’ Booklist
‘A romance readers will not want to put down . . . Hooray Julia!‘ Romance Reviews Today
‘Quinn writes delightfully fast-paced, funny, sparkling and bright romance’ Romantic Times
‘The next best thing to Georgette Heyer’ Gloss
‘Julia Quinn is one of the best historical romance novelists of our time’ Heroes and Heartbreakers
‘Quinn excels in writing stories full of joy and delight, where laughter trembles on the edges’ Happy Ever After
‘Full of wit, charm and smouldering attraction . . . an unputdownable story that I think romance fans will treasure’ Harlequin Junkie
‘Quinn is incomparable! The latest addition to her beloved Bridgerton series is funny, charming, witty and wildly romantic’ RT Book Reviews
1 year ago£499
Humankind: A Hopeful HistoryTHE SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A Guardian, Daily Telegraph, New Statesman and Daily Express Book of the Year ‘Hugely, highly and happily recommended’ Stephen Fry ‘You should read Humankind. You’ll learn a lot (I did) and you’ll have good reason to feel better about the human race’ Tim Harford ‘The book we need right now’ Daily Telegraph ‘Made me see humanity from a fresh perspective’ Yuval Noah Harari It’s a belief that unites the left and right, psychologists and philosophers, writers and historians. It drives the headlines that surround us and the laws that touch our lives. From Machiavelli to Hobbes, Freud to Dawkins, the roots of this belief have sunk deep into Western thought. Human beings, we’re taught, are by nature selfish and governed by self-interest. Humankind makes a new argument: that it is realistic, as well as revolutionary, to assume that people are good. The instinct to cooperate rather than compete, trust rather than distrust, has an evolutionary basis going right back to the beginning of Homo sapiens. By thinking the worst of others, we bring out the worst in our politics and economics too. In this major book, internationally bestselling author Rutger Bregman takes some of the world’s most famous studies and events and reframes them, providing a new perspective on the last 200,000 years of human history. From the real-life Lord of the Flies to the Blitz, a Siberian fox farm to an infamous New York murder, Stanley Milgram’s Yale shock machine to the Stanford prison experiment, Bregman shows how believing in human kindness and altruism can be a new way to think – and act as the foundation for achieving true change in our society. It is time for a new view of human nature.
1 year ago£822
Billie Eilish is a phenomenon. With distinctive visual flare and darkly poignant lyrics that are unparalleled among music icons of the 21st century, Billie is a musician who stands out from the crowd. Between her record-shattering award-winning music and her uncompromising and unapologetic attitude, it’s no surprise that her fanbase continues to grow by millions month after month. She is that rare combination of wildly popular and highly respected for her prodigious talent, a once in a generation superstar.
Now in this stunning visual narrative journey through her life, she is ready to share more with her devoted audience for the first time, including hundreds of never-before-seen photos. This gorgeous book will capture the essence of Billie inside and out, offering readers glimpses into her childhood, her life on tour, and more. A must-have for any fan.
Recommended for ages 14 and over.
1 year ago