Discover the wands of your favourite Harry Potter characters with this deluxe gift book.
In the world of the Harry Potter films, characters wands are a sheer expression of their personality-the wand chooses the wizard, after all. Whether talon-shaped like Bellatrix Lestrange's or simple and elegant like Hermione Granger's, each wand in the Harry Potter films was developed to be a reflection of its owner s identity.
This deluxe book comes in a novelty format reminiscent of one of Ollivander's w..
Celebrate the world of Harry Potter with the book of eight stickers. Then let your imagination spin back time with the collectable Time-Turner-featuring rotating inner rings and a functional hourglass-inspired by the Time-Turner used by Hermione Granger in the popular movie Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban ...
A must-have guide to Harry Potter s Platform 9 ¾, packed with dazzling reproductions of props from the Harry Potter films
Every year on September first, young witches and wizards board the Hogwarts Express at Platform 9 ¾ and make the journey to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
The first in a collectible new series, Harry Potter: Travel Magic: Platform 9 ¾: Artifacts from the Wizarding World contains over a dozen removable prop replicas from the Harry Potter films as well as sticker..
Following Historium, the latest edition in the Welcome to the Museum series, comes this fantastic companion activity book. Bursting with fascinating facts and puzzles, this book offers hours of entertainment to artists and budding historians alike. Beautiful and inspiring, the myriad of activities in this book challenge the reader to discover something new and use their imagination to draw, decorate and design on every pull-out page...
Fascinating for Latin learners and for Tolkien fans of all ages, The Hobbit has been translated into Latin for the first time since its publication 75 years ago. In foramine terrae habitabat hobbitus. ('In a hole in the ground, there lived a hobbit.') The Hobbit is one of the world's most popular classic stories, appealing to adults as much as to the children for whom J.R.R. Tolkien first wrote the book. Translated worldwide into more than 60 modern languages, now Hobbitus Ille is finally publis..
Welcome to the wise and wonderful world of everyone’s favourite bear.
Paddington Bear is a beacon of happiness – well meaning, funny and always kind.
Explore Paddington’s unique and universal take on life in this very special collection of warm words about friendship, family, love, laughter … and everything in between.
Praise for the Paddington series:
‘I’ve always had great respect for Paddington…He is a British institution.’ Stephen Fry
‘Paddington has joined Pooh as one of the great bea..
Cats playing a quiet game of cards, cats at the ballet, cats having a leisurely lunch on the grass, cats boating on the river… Here are the quintessential Impressionist cats, painted with vivid, joyous colours in their favourite haunts, at their ease in various ordinary activities.With their pensive, brooding expressions, cats lend themselves perfectly to reimagining the great works of the Impressionist masters, whether strolling among Monet’s wild poppies, sitting in Mary Cassatt’s loge at the ..
Whether you need to get to know Ulysses in a hurry or are a long-time fan of James Joyce, this pocket-sized tome is the go-to reference, complete with comprehensive plot summaries and character profiles from his timeless works. Accompanied by illustrations throughout, the book also includes specially selected short stories and poems, reprinted in full...
This deluxe Miniature Edition is packed with summaries of the novels of one of history's most beloved storytellers, Jane Austen. All six of her classic novels, Sense and Sensibility Pride and Prejudice Mansfield Park Emma Northanger Abbey and Persuasion are efficiently organized in this compact tome, which is perfect for either digesting small bites of information or devouring in one sitting. Featuring synopses, character profiles, and two-colour illustrations, this mini book brings to life a co..
This charming mini box set includes 3 of our Deluxe classic mini books for this special slipcase edition.
These compact books contain comprehensive summaries of the complete plays of William Shakespeare, the complete novels of Jane Austen, and the complete novels of the Bronte sisters. The books also include character profiles and illustrations, sure to entertain literary lovers everywhere. The set includes:
William Shakespeare: The Complete Plays in One Sitting, an oversized mini book packed ..
Discover the man behind the moustache in this book of one-liners by the world’s most famous Belgian detective, revealing the wit and wisdom of Hercule Poirot and his creator, Agatha Christie. A perfect stocking-filler for every Christie fan, to help celebrate her 125th birthday.
‘My name is Hercule Poirot and I am probably the greatest detective in the world.’
The dapper, moustache-twirling little Belgian with the egg-shaped head, curious mannerisms and inordinate respect for his own ‘little g..
Once it blooms, it changes everything. Love is uplifting, enlightening, transforming. In this timeless collection of more than 80 sonnets, William Shakespeare pays tribute to our most beautiful emotion. Read and share them with the one you love...
'Anybody who loves the printed word will be bowled over by this amusing, erudite, beautiful book about books. It is in every way a triumph. One of the loveliest books to have been published for many, many years.' Alexander McCall Smith
'An utterly joyous journey into the deepest eccentricities of the human mind… The most cheering, fascinating book I’ve read for ages.' Guardian
'Brooke-Hitching’s prose is elegant and witty [and] the images...make the book a real joy.' Spectator
From the author o..
Michelangelo is considered one of the greatest poets of the sixteenth century. He also filled hundreds of sheets of paper with exquisite drawings, many of which went on to become some of the most celebrated masterpieces of all-time.
Organized chronologically, this collection combines the artist's own words with his sketches and finished artwork. His letters about the Sistine Chapel and Pope Julius, for example, will be illustrated with sketches he would have been working on at the time he was w..
#1 New York Times bestseller Milk and Honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose.
Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache. Milk and Honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.
This pocket-sized calming companion offers simple mindfulness meditation practices that can be done virtually anytime, anywhere.Mindfulness is needed at this point in our planet's history more than ever and this portable mini book includes simple exercises to help you practice mindfulness today,developing your ability to centre yourself, de-stress, and cultivate a sustained awareness of the present moment...
Fans around the world fell in love with the playful, happy-go-lucky attitude of Mitchiri Neko and now they can bring that feeling to their home or office with colorful, 3D magnetic cats that you can attach to any magnetic surface, or gather together on the included display mat.
* 8 colorful, 3D molded magnetic cats
* Flocked display mat
* 32-page illustrated mini book with character bios and images from the show..
An exciting addition to White Star’s MiniCube series, this irresistible, chunky little compendium spotlights a vast range of the world’s most important and influential motorcycle designs. Aficionados will appreciate the fine photography that showcases, through a variety of perspectives, the details on a wide range of motorcycles. Archival photographs of motorcycles in advertising are supplemented by hundreds of specially commissioned photographs of motorcycles in internationally renowned races a..
A cartographic exposition of the 19th century's most dramatic and intriguing murders from the world's most crime-ridden cities and regions
The most captivating and intriguing 19th-century murders from around the world are re-examined in this disquieting volume, which takes readers on a perilous journey around the world s most benighted regions. In each area, murders are charted with increasing specificity: beginning with city- or region-wide overviews, drilling down to street-level diagrams and..
Did you know that one of the world’s sharpest and most forensic minds inhabited the persona of an attractive old lady, with pink cheeks and blue eyes, and a gentle, rather fussy manner? Discover the secrets of Miss Marple in this gorgeous book of her quotes and sayings, and an essay by Agatha Christie appearing for the first time in any book!
‘Really, I have no gifts – except perhaps a certain knowledge of human nature.’
Everyone in St Mary Mead knew Miss Marple: fluffy and dithery in appearan..
From the West African fable of Anansi the Spider, to Michabo, the magical hare who rebuilt the world and Tanuki, the sweet but troublesome racoon-dog of Japanese folklore, Mythopedia is an encyclopedia of mythical creatures that covers legends, tales and myths from around the world.
Lovingly created by the illustration duo behind popular flipbook Myth Match, Good Wives and Warriors, this book contains pages upon pages of cultural folklore from around the world.
Let these weird and wonderful cr..
Are you weary in Brain and Body?
Do you desire a Positive Cure for your Pessimism?
Do you require Bronte to re-boot your Broken Heart?
Do you despair of your Nose?
Can Fielding open your Flood Gates?
Or Pynchon purge your Paranoia?
May we administer Austen to curb your Arrogance?
Hemingway for your Headache?
An injection of du Maurier for your low Self-Esteem?
Are you Shy, Single, Stressed or Sixty?
Are your Vital Statistics in need of some Spark?
May we massage you with Murakam..
Based on The Peanuts Movie starring Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, and the rest of the lovable gang adored by generations of fans, this mini kit is a treasured keepsake for fans of all ages, including a collectible figurine of Snoopy as The Flying Ace and 16-page full-colour sticker book featuring artwork from the film...
Welcome to the museum that is always open to explore... Step inside the pages of this beautiful book to discover galleries of galactic matter, expertly curated to bring you the experience of a fascinating exhibition from the comfort of your own home. Planetarium features all aspects of space, from the Sun and our Solar System, to the lives of stars, the Milky Way and the Universe beyond. With stunning artwork from Chris Wormell and informative text by Professor Raman Prinja, Planetarium is the p..
The Pretty Patterns Colouring Book for Grown-ups gives all creative types the opportunity to personalize over one hundred pages of the most beautiful illustrations imaginable. With a hugely diverse range of styles and scenes, there is something here for all tastes. Providing hours of fun and relaxation, the book also gives you the chance to create something you can be truly proud of. The ideal way to enhance your artistic skills or the perfect present for the gifted individual in your life...
"I must die as I lived, beyond my means." Arguably the most quoted man in history, and certainly in his day, this enormous miniature collection is filled with Oscar Wildes' most notorious and witty sayings. Organized into five neat sections useful for any situation, this book is perfect for either enjoying in small bites or devouring in one sitting. Featuring a biography, quotes, a poem and short story, it is a must have for Wilde lovers and novices alike...
AS READ ON BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK.
The fascinating story of how we have gone out to eat, from the ancient Romans in Pompeii to the luxurious Michelin-starred restaurants of today.
Tracing its earliest incarnations in the city of Pompeii, where Sitwell is stunned by the sophistication of the dining scene, this is a romp through history as we meet the characters and discover the events that shape the way we eat today. Sitwell, restaurant critic for the Daily Telegraph and famous for his ace..
It's an art book that reads like fiction -- perfect for the Comic Con crowd & fans of Quirk's fantasy fiction.
Philadelphia, the late 1870s. A city of gas lamps, cobblestone streets, and horse-drawn carriages—and home to the controversial surgeon Dr. Spencer Black. The son of a grave robber, young Dr. Black studies at Philadelphia’s esteemed Academy of Medicine, where he develops an unconventional hypothesis: What if the world’s most celebrated mythological beasts—mermaids, minotaurs, and..
From luxury yachts to trim sailboats, sailing enthusiasts will delight in this tiny treasure trove of images of the world's most spectacular sailboats. Superb pictures showcase the fine details on a vast range of boats through a variety of artistic and often surprising perspectives. Hundreds of images convey the excitement of the world's legendary regattas, as well as the breathtaking beauty of sailboats in some of the world's most stunning seascapes...
'An ode to the ocean, and the generations of women drawn to the waves or left waiting on the shore' GuardianIn Salt On Your Tongue, Charlotte Runcie explores what the sea means to us, and particularly what it has meant to women through the ages. In mesmerising prose, she explores how the sea has inspired, fascinated and terrified us, and how she herself fell in love with the deep blue.This book is a walk on the beach with Turner, with Shakespeare, with the Romantic Poets and shanty-singers. It's..
Presenting a most civilized way to silence boors, deflect rudeness, and chide churlish lovers: Our mini book of insults culled from the dramatic works of English literature's most gifted wordsmith. Shakespeare's enduring putdowns include "Thou art a very ragged Wart" (Henry IV), "Thy kiss is as comfortless as frozen water to a starved snake" (Troilus and Cressida), and "In civility thou seem'st so empty" (As You Like It). Why resort to vulgarity when a high-brow literary epithet does the job so ..
Pictura is a stunning range of black-and-white artworks to collect and colour, for ages 9 to 90. In this title from the urban strand, industry is born from an egg as other animals and plants look on. As it grows, metal trades metal, towns march and skyscrapers smoke, until all converge in a powerful, violent Metropolis. This mind-blowing creation myth from the inimitable Shaun Tan is yours for the colouring...
Album cu portretele unor catei din adapost, care asteapta ca cineva sa ii adopte. O parte din banii obtinuti pentru vanzarea cartii sunt donati Societatii Americane de prevenire a cruzimii impotriva Animalelor (ASPCA)..
With countless clubs, films, and books celebrating Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary Sherlock Holmes, the popularity of literary history's favourite sleuth has never dimmed. Can you solve the case of the Red-Headed League? How about the Empty House? Sherlock Holmes can! All of the essential Holmes mysteries are efficiently organized in this tiny tome, which can either be enjoyed in small bites or devoured in one sitting. Featuring synopses, character profiles, and illustrations, this miniature ..
Building on the ongoing success of the CubeBook series, White Star has condensed the chunky format of the traditional CubeBook format to present the MiniCube series. These small format volumes are unabridged. Due to their particular shape and format, the MiniCubes are not only books; they are objects to play with or to collect. Each of these palm sized books is a tiny treasure trove of images...
'A masterwork, every page a sumptuous feast of colour and composition' - Financial Times, Summer Books of 2020
The lyrical, heart-warming new tale from the award-winning designer and creator of The Fox and the Star
Bird loves to sing in the towering tree at the heart of the jungle. It feels like home.
When the season changes she must say goodbye, but she isn't ready to let go.
As she listens to the other animals, Bird learns to sing a new song.
Another exquisite, clothbound tale from Coralie..
***THE FOLLOW UP TO THE AWARD-WINNING AND BESTSELLING STORIES FOR BOYS WHO DARE TO BE DIFFERENT***Tom Daley, Oliver Sacks, the Jamaican Bobsled team, Amrou Al-Kadhi, Carlos Acosta... all dared to be different.This is the follow-up to the much loved and hugely successful Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different, the bestselling book that changed countless boys' lives around the world and gave them the confidence to be themselves.What have the footballer Kylian Mbappé, the philosopher Socrates an..
'Fascinating...sumptuously produced with lots of full-colour images, is a kind of potted treasury of cartographical history that gleams with pieces-of-eight-like snippets of information...this is an enthralling book, and joins the likes of Simon Garfield's On the Map and Jerry Brotton's A History of the World in Twelve Maps in the field of popular reaffirmations of the ingenuity of geography.' Travis Elborough, Spectator
'A fascinating book that I will always treasure.' Sir Ranulph Fiennes
With an Introduction and Notes by Dr Claire Seymour, University of Kent at Canterbury.
The Turn of the Screw is the classic ghost story for which James is most remembered. Set in a country house, it is a chilling tale of the supernatural told by a master of the genre.
The Aspern Papers is a tale of Americans in Europe, a theme in which Henry James is at his most assured and accomplished. The author cleverly evokes the drama of comédie humaine against the settings of a Venetian palace...
With more than 150 challenging (and snarky) activities, the The Ultimate Colouring For Grown-Ups provides a hilarious, darkly satirical twist on the adult colouring trend. Packed full of colouring pages, connect-the-dots, paper doll cut outs, word searches, mazes and more, readers will find activities such as: - 'Hipster or Homeless' colouring page - 'Find the Meaning of Life' connect-the-dots - 'I Tolerate You' Valentines - 'Evade Jury Duty' word search - 'Escape the Toxic Relationship' maze Wi..
What does a library say about the mind of its owner? How do books map the intellectual interests, curiosities, tastes, and personalities of their readers? What does the collecting of books have in common with the practice of architecture? 'Unpacking My Library' provides an intimate look at the personal libraries of fourteen of the world's leading architects, alongside conversations about the significance of books to their careers and lives. Photographs of bookshelves - displaying well-loved and ..
A captivating tour of the bookshelves of ten leading artists, exploring the intricate connections between reading, artistic practice, and identity Taking its inspiration from Walter Benjamin's seminal 1931 essay, the Unpacking My Library series charts a spirited exploration of the reading and book collecting practices of today's leading thinkers. Artists and Their Books showcases the personal libraries of ten important contemporary artists based in the United States (Mark Dion, Theaster Gates, W..
As words and stories are increasingly disseminated through digital means, the significance of the book as object - whether pristine collectible or battered relic - is growing as well. 'Unpacking My Library: Writers and Their Books' spotlights the personal libraries of thirteen favourite novelists who share their collections with readers. Stunning photographs provide full views of the libraries and close-ups of individual volumes: first editions, worn textbooks, pristine hardcovers, and childhood..
Oversized mini book packed with witty summaries of the plays of William Shakespeare, a man widely regarded as one of the greatest writers in the English language. A Midsummer Night's Dream , Romeo and Juliet , Henry V , and all of the Shakespearan classics are efficiently organized into comedies, tragedies, and histories. This compact tome is perfect for either digesting small bites of information or devouring in one sitting. It features synopses, character profiles, and illustrations certain to..