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  • Green Grass, Running Water

    NAT IONAL BESTSELLER o FINALIST FOR THE GOVERNOR GENERAL'S AWARD FOR FICTION o WINNER OF THE
    CANADIAN AUTHORS' AWARD FOR FICTION o AMONG THE BEST CANADIAN FICTION OF THE CENTURY (QUILL &
    QUIRE) o A CBC CANADA READS FINALIST (2004)


    Welcome to the town of Blossom-part myth, part hilariously off-kilter reality.Green Grass, Running Water is the story of five Blackfoot Indians whose existences connect in ways that are at once coincidental, comical and cosmic. This is a rich tale, weaving magical humour, revisionist history, nostalgia and myth into one bright whole.

    Green Grass, Running Water's timeless appeal has kept it flying off bookstore shelves since it was published in 1993. Enhanced with a P.S. section, this edition introduces a new generation of readers to King's unique take on contemporary human experience.

  • The other Boleyn girl

    The acclaimed international bestseller of the Tudor court, during the years of Henry VIII s pursuit of Anne Boleyn - and the revolutionary sequence of events that followed.

    This chance for us Howards comes once in a century...

    1521. Henry VIII rules over a fashionable court alive with pageant and celebration, the lack of a son his only threat. When young Mary Boleyn arrives at court, she becomes his new mistress, an unwitting pawn in the ambitions of the powerful Boleyn and Howard families.

    As Henry s interest begins to wane, the Boleyns scheme to put forward Mary s sister, Anne. Yet Anne Boleyn, newly returned from the French court, won t agree to be Henry s mistress only his wife.

    Pitting the king s desperation for an heir against the advice of his powerful advisors, Wolsey and Cromwell, what follows will change the course of a country s history.

  • Fox in Socks

    In this hilarious book, the irrepressible Fox in Socks teaches a baffled Mr. Knox some of the slickest, quickest tongue-twisters in town.

    With his unique combination of hilarious stories, zany pictures and riotous rhymes, Dr. Seuss has been delighting young children and helping them learn to read for over fifty years. Creator of the wonderfully anarchic Cat in the Hat, and ranked among the UK's top ten favourite children's authors, Seuss is firmly established as a global best-seller, with nearly half a billion books sold worldwide.

    As the first step in a major rebrand programme, HarperCollins is relaunching 17 of Dr. Seuss's best-selling books, including such perennial favourites as The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham and Fox in Socks. In response to consumer demand, the bright new cover designs incorporate much needed guidance on reading levels, with the standard paperbacks divided into three reading strands Blue Back Books for parents to share with young children, Green Back Books for budding readers to tackle on their own, and Yellow Back Books for older, more fluent readers to enjoy. Fox in Socks belongs to the Green Back Book range.

  • The age of Kali

    Featured in the pages of The Age of Kali are flashy Bombay drinks parties and violent village blood feuds as well as a group of vegetarian terrorists intent on destroying India's first Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet.

  • Elizabeth and Mary: Cousins, Rivals, Queens

    This is the first biography of the fateful relationship between Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots. It was the defining relationship of their lives, and marked the intersection of the great Tudor and Stuart dynasties, a landmark event in British history. Distinguished biographer Jane Dunn reveals an extraordinary story of two queens ruling in one isle, both embodying opposing qualities of character, ideals of womanliness and of divinely ordained kingship. Theirs is a drama of sex and power, recklessness, ambition and political intrigue, with a rivalry that could only be resolved by death. As regent queens in an overwhelmingly masculine world, they were deplored for their femininity, compared unfavourably with each other, and courted by the same men. By placing this dynamic and ever-changing relationship at the centre of the book, Dunn throws new light and meaning on the complexity of their natures. She reveals an Elizabeth revolutionary in her insistence on ruling alone, while Mary is not the romantic victim of history, but a courageous adventurer with a reckless heart. Vengeful against her enemies and the more ruthless of the two, she was untroubled by plotting Elizabeth's murder. Elizabeth, however, was in anguish at having to sanction Mary's death warrant for treason. Working almost exclusively from contemporary letters and writings, she lets them speak to us across more than four hundred years, their voices and responses surprisingly familiar to our own, their characters vivid, by turns touching and terrible.

  • Travels in an Old Tongue: Touring the World Speaking Welsh

    The idiosyncratic and witty travelogue of a young Welsh-speaking woman who travels the globe in search of Welsh communities. - The acclaimed debut of a remarkably witty and engaging travel writer (Bill Bryson meets Jan Morris). Her next book will explore the world through its theme parks! - At once a fascinating travelogue and an innovative book about the consequences of language. 'A delightful read - a marvellous mixture of wit, nostalgia, character description and atmosphere setting. Anyone who is Welsh, or who has connections with Wales, should read it, as should anyone who isn't, and hasn't, but who simply wants to work out what on earth is going on in the minds, hearts and mouths of those for whom Welsh is the language of heaven.' Professor David Crystal

  • The Kenneth Williams Diaries

    'I'll put you in my diary!' comedian Kenneth Williams was known to threaten on occasion, although tantalisingly he kept the journal to himself during his lifetime. Here at last, in one spellbinding volume, are four million words of it. For more than forty years, from his sixteenth birthday until the eve of his unexpected death in 1988, the beloved actor and outrageous 'Carry On' star Kenneth Williams kept a candid diary. Devastatingly honest about himself, he is equally unsparing in his verdicts on his fellow man. In his descriptions of Tony Hancock, Maggie Smith, Joe Orton and countless others, his waspish sense of humour, love of anecdote and ear for dialogue are given full rein. Malicious, hilarious and harrowing, 'The Kenneth Williams Diaries' are a unique portrait of one of Britain's most popular - and most misunderstood - performers.

  • The Sun Two-Speed Crossword Book 5

    Test your general knowledge with 80 two-in-one cryptic and coffee time crosswords from Britain's bestselling newspaper. The Sun is Britain's bestselling daily newspaper, with over 3.5 million copies sold every day. This makes The Sun Two-speed Crossword Britain's favourite daily crossword puzzle. The Sun Two-speed Crossword Book 4 is the latest collection of 80 puzzles, featuring cryptic and coffee time - or general-knowledge - clues for each. The twist is that both types of clue lead to the same solution. Clearly laid out with both sets of clues adjacent to the grid across a double-page spread, and all the solutions at the back of the book, The Sun Two Speed Crossword Book 4 will appeal to those wanting a fun and informative break from office or home chores, or a more stimulating intellectual challenge.

  • In Search of Churchill

    Martin Gilbert began work on Winston Churchill's biography, initially as Randolph Churchill's assistant, in 1962 on his 26th birthday. By 1992 he had himself written six of the total eight volumes and edited ten documentary volumes of a projected 15.

  • Apollo's Arrow

    For centuries, scientists and charlatans have claimed to know what's happening tomorrow before tomorrow comes. But how well can we really predict the future? Can past events-Hurricane Katrina, bull markets, the SARS outbreak-help us understand what will happen next? Will scientists ever be able to forecast catastrophes, or will we always be at the mercy of Mother Nature, waiting for the next storm, epidemic or economic crash to thunder through our lives?

    In Apollo's Arrow, Canadian scientist David Orrell looks back at past prognosticators, from the time of the Oracle at Delphi to the rise of astrology to the advent of the nightly news, showing us how scientists (and some charlatans) predicted the future. He asks how today's scientists can claim to anticipate future weather events when even three-day forecasts prove a serious challenge. Can we predict epidemics? Can we accurately foresee our financial future? Or will we only find out about tomorrow when tomorrow arrives?

    The trajectory of an arrow is something that can be determined reasonably accurately from the arrow's starting position and its velocity using the laws of physics. But if there's a gust of wind that is not included in the model, then the arrow will depart slightly from its predicted path. Might not be important, unless you happen to be the person waiting at the other end with the apple on your head.

    Studies have shown that social forecasting, scientific and otherwise, is about as accurate as random guessing, despite the vast numbers of highly paid experts employed to do it. If the futurologists of the 1960s had been right, for example, I would probably be writing this in an orbital space station as my personal robot tends to my toenails.-from Apollo's Arrow

  • English Usage

    A reference text presenting the most important facts about modern English. It is alphabetically organized and easy to use, compares both British and American usage, focuses on typical errors in many different languages and gives detailed coverage of particular topics.

  • Index

    Complete integrated indices of History of Middle-earth volumes to complement new series. For the first time every index from each of the twelve volumes of The History Of Middle-earth has been published together in a single volume - to create a supreme index charting the writing of Tolkien's masterpieces The Lord of The Rings and The Silmarillion. This stunning work of reference complements the fascinating History of Middle-earth series, now repackaged to complement the distinctive and classic style of the `black cover' A-format paperbacks of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales.

  • The Harpercollins Guide to Euro Disneyland 1992

    This guide is designed to coincide with the opening of Euro Disneyland which takes place in Paris on 9th April 1992. The guide explains how to get there, where to stay, what it will cost to get there and how to see and do all of the events and activities in Disneyland. In addition the book describes the broad spectrum of accommodation and restaurants on offer not only in the immediate area but along all the major routes from each European country to Paris.

  • THRASS: Handwriting Book

    This workbook aims to develop and reinforce children's knowledge of the 26 letters of the alphabet.

  • Tamerlane: Sword of Islam, Conqueror of the World

    A powerful account of the life of Tamerlane the Great (1336-1405), the last master nomadic power, one of history's most extreme tyrants, and the subject of Marlowe's famous play. Marozzi travelled in the footsteps of the great Mogul Emperor of Samarkland to write this wonderful combination of history and travelogue. The name of the last great warlord conjures up images of mystery and romance: medieval warfare on desert plains; the clash of swords on snow-clad mountains; the charge of elephants across the steppes of Asia; the legendary opulence and cruelty of the illiterate, chess-playing nemesis of Asia. He ranks alongside Alexander as one of the world's great conquerors, yet the details of his life are scarcely known in the West. He was not born to a distinguished family, nor did he find his apprenticeship easy - at one point his mobile army consisted only of himself, his wife, seven companions and four horses - but his dominion grew with astonishing rapidity. In the last two decades of the fourteenth century and the beginning of the fifteenth, he blazed through Asia. Cities were razed to the ground, inhabitants tortured without mercy, sometimes enemies were buried alive - more commonly they were decapitated. On the ruins of Baghdad, Tamerlane had his princes erect a pyramid of 90,000 heads. During his lifetime he sought to foster a personal myth, exaggerating the difficulties of his youth, laying claim to supernatural powers and a connection to Genghis Khan. This myth was maintained after his death in legend, folklore, poetry, drama and even opera, nowhere more powerfully than in Marlowe's play - he is now as much a literary construct as a historical figure. Justin Marozzi follows in his path and evokes his legacy in telling the tale of this fabulously cruel, magnificent and romantic warrior.

  • Map of Britain 2004

    This is a full colour, double-sided map of the whole of Great Britain with the road network, counties and unitary authorities clearly shown. It has been fully updated for 2004. The counties and unitary authorities are shown in colour along with 16 city/town centre plans. It incorporates an index to place names, mileage chart, and a key in English, French and German. This is a general purpose map but with a particular emphasis on political features. It can be used as a reference map and a route planning map.

  • Gymnopédie No1 --- Piano

    La celebre premiere gymnopedie du compositeur francais Erik Satie (1866-1925) pour piano, revisee par Wilhelm Ohmen.

  • Weird Creatures Encyclopedia

    This is the ultimate guide to weird creatures, describing the wonderful lifeforms that can be found lurking the the shadows of our world somewhere between rumour and accepted reality.

    Here are the facts as we know them on everyTHING and everyBODY that mankind has encountered in fact and fiction - and in those strange dark places in between! This is the ultimate guide to weird creatures. From changelings to werewolves, from ice parasites to yetis via Nessie and the African Congo Dinosaur. And when you've experienced it all. When you think you are ready to go monster hunting, you can take the E.A.T. (The Earth Aptitude Test.) The answers are at the end, but no sneaking a look. You can fool yourself, but you can't fool a Tibetan Thought Form...

  • Teacher's Notes

    A teacher's guide containing actions on how to use the workbooks plus help with planning lessons. Clear practical background guidance on teaching phonics is provided.

  • Seashore

    A fascinating introduction to the different habitats and creatures to be found along the coastline. With over 240 colour photographs, this is the ideal guide to take on seashore rambles.