What is coronavirus, and why is everyone talking about it?
Engagingly illustrated by Axel Scheffler, this approachable and timely book, now available for the first time in print paperback, helps answer these questions and many more. Fully updated, it provides clear explanations about COVID-19 and its effects - both from a health perspective and the impact it has on a family's day-to-day life.
With input from expert consultant Professor Graham Medley of the London School of Hygiene & Tropic..
Les Misérables meets Six of Crows in this page-turning adventure as a young thief finds herself going head to head with leaders of Paris's criminal underground in the wake of a failed French Revolution.
A CITY DIVIDED
A DEADLY BETRAYAL
The French Revolution of 1828 has failed, and Paris is in mourning.
The wretched of the city have gathered into guilds of thieves, assassins and worse, to form the Court of Miracles.
When Eponine's sister is sold into the Guild of Flesh, both their fates are s..
Professor John Dickie's riveting new history of Freemasonry - an organization as mysterious as it is influential.
'Convincingly researched and thoroughly entertaining' - Wall Street Journal
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'This book shows that, despite rumours of demon dwarfs, piano-playing crocodiles and world domination, the real story of the Freemasons is one of male eccentricity.'
'The Craft is a superb book that often reads like an adventure novel. It's informative, fascinating and often ver..
A deck of mystery and blinding clarity, like a sudden spotlight focusing on a dancer over a dark stage. As Luigi Pirandello - a famous Italian writer - said Life is full of strange absurdities, which, strangely enough, do not even need to appear plausible, since they are true. Sometimes we need to pursue the questions, in order to give light to our answers.
78 full colour tarot cards (12 x 6.6 cm) and instructions..
THE ARMY OF THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS RISES AND EARTH DOESN’T STAND A CHANCE!
The DC Universe has become engulfed by the Dark Multiverse, where demons dwell and reality is overrun by monstrous versions of the Dark Knight, all ruled by the Batman Who Laughs. As Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman, and other heroes fight to survive in this strange new landscape, one cloaked figure has been observing from the sidelines, creating a guidebook to this new world and its evil leaders in the hope of forming a ..
A Multiverse chock-full of your worst nightmares!
The DC Multiverse is a collection of alternate-realtiy worlds where anything is possible. Each world tells the tale of a possible split in reality, or shows how lives vary depending on a single, solitary decision. But now that the Multiverse has been destroyed, the Batman Who Laughs has used his godlike power to create a new Dark Multiverse...a collection of 52 evil worlds, each more terrifying than the last. These one-shots offer the curious—an..
The Batman Who Laughs has made his final move, bringing the most horrifying opposition to the battleground, and now every hero and villain left alive will stand and fight together.
The last battle against the Batman Who Laughs is at hand...the final fight for everything in the universe. And while the night is usually darkest just before the dawn, what would be the last thing you'd do if you weren't sure the dawn would ever arrive? Join our heroes in their waning hours as we show their journeys..
These are the Greatest Detectives to ever stalk the DC Universe, and collected within these pages are some of their key stories throughout DC Comics' history!
Lois Lane goes on a crusade to hunt down missing children. The Sandman, Wesley Dodds, hunts for missing emeralds. Tim Drake, before he becomes Robin, uncoverse the most tantalizing secret of all: who is Batman? And Batman, Robin, Slam Bradley, and Elongated Man team up with the greatest detective ever known, Sherlock Holmes!
THE END IS HERE!
Six hundred million people. That's how many fall victim when a mysterious techno-organic virus is unleased on Earth. Six hundred million infected. Six hundred million turned into mindless, rampaging killers bent on death and destruction.
And that's just the beginning.
Cities. Nations. Undersea kingdoms and paradise islands. One by one, they fall to the monstrous hordes. Now only Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and the rest of the Justice League stand between Earth and utter..
'This is a story about what might happen when a woman takes charge... A glorious visceral mystery' The Times
While on her daily walk with her dog in the woods near her home, Vesta comes across a chilling handwritten note. Her name was Magda. Nobody will ever know who killed her. It wasn't me. Here is her dead body.
Shaky even on her best days, Vesta is also alone, and new to the area, having moved here after the death of her husband. Her brooding about the note grows quickly into a full-blown ..
LONGLISTED FOR THE DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE
'Electrifying.' O: The Oprah Magazine
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They burned down the market on the day Vivek Oji died.
One afternoon, a mother opens her front door to find the length of her son's body stretched out on the veranda, swaddled in akwete material, his head on her welcome mat. The Death of Vivek Oji transports us to the day of Vivek's birth, the day his grandmother Ahunn..
'What treats you have in store!' IAN RANKIN.
Who knew literature could be so lethal? Here are 20 specially commissioned stories about deadly books from the world's best crime writers. By turns hair-raising and playful, packed with twists and turns, literary references and bookish conundrums, this is a treasure chest of bloodthirsty bibliophilia.
Death Sentences has stories to die for from:
'No novel this year was more fun to read' Sunday Times
'A locked room murder mystery... by way of Treasure Island' Guardian
'If you read one book this year, make sure it's this one' Daily Mail
SELECTED FOR THE BBC TWO BOOK CLUB BETWEEN THE COVERS AND THE RADIO 2 JO WHILEY BOOK CLUB
An impossible murder
A remarkable detective duo
A villain who may or may not exist
It's 1634 and Samuel Pipps, the world's greatest detective, is being transported from the Dutch East Indies to Amsterdam, where he ..
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‘Immensely gripping…Stayed up till past 2am to finish this’ Sophie Hannah
Four people walked into the dining room that night. One would never leave.
Matthew: the perfect husband.
Titus: the perfect son.
Charlie: the perfect illusion.
Rachel: the perfect stranger.
Charlie didn’t want her at the book club. Matthew wouldn’t listen.
And that’s how Charlie finds himself slumped beside his husband’s body, their son sitting silently at the dinner table, while Rachel ca..
Within you there is a free spirit that refuses to be defined by social stereotypes and believes it is your right to live your dreams, no matter how weird or creative they may be and to have fun whilst doing so. Whether you are already comfortable claiming your strange beauty or just starting to explore the possibility that you might actually be a bird of paradise, a flower amongst a field of daisies, this deck has been created to encourage you. It will remind you to live your truth and replace p..
Half a million Dog Man book sold in the UK!
The eighth book in the Dog Man graphic novel series now available in paperback.
Petey the Cat is out of jail, and he has a brand-new lease on life.
While Petey's reevaluated what matters most, Li'l Petey is struggling to find the good in the world.
Can Petey and Dog Man stop fighting like cats and dogs long enough to put their paws together and work as a team?
They need each other now more than ever -- Li'l Petey (and the world) is counting on the..
'Magisterial ... Immensely readable' Douglas Alexander, Financial Times
A compelling history of catastrophes and their consequences, from 'the most brilliant British historian of his generation' (The Times)
Disasters are inherently hard to predict. But when catastrophe strikes, we ought to be better prepared than the Romans were when Vesuvius erupted or medieval Italians when the Black Death struck. We have science on our side, after all. Yet the responses of many developed countries to a new ..
'Never has gutter-life been more appealing. Penny Chrimes' blisteringly descriptive writing draws the heat from the cobbles and the steam from the nostrils. A larruping good adventure' - Zeb Soanes
A story of a the very last living dragon, stuck living in a tunnel under London, and the boy who unintentionally finds himself as her protector, perfect for fans of The Girl of Ink & Stars.
When Stick discovers there is a dragon living underneath the streets of London, he finds himself unintenti..
In this newly revised and updated edition, unlock the secrets of your dreamlife with the most comprehensive A–Z reference book on dream interpretation you'll ever find.
Have you ever wondered what your dreams are trying to tell you? Now you can finally find out.
Packed with fascinating information, The Dream Dictionary from A to Z is an extensive collection of the symbols that appear in your dreams and how to interpret what they mean for you.
Dreams are universal, and every culture throughout..
The studies of Jean Baptiste Pitois together with the stupendous images by Silvana Alasia allow cartomantic magic to be thoroughly explored. The mysteries of ancient Egyptian knowledge are revealed Arcanum after Arcanum through the description of an enchanting initiatory rite.78 cards (12 x 6.6 cm) + illustrated book..
From the author of the number one international bestseller The History of Bees, a captivating new novel about the threat of a worldwide water shortage as seen through the eyes of a father and daughter.
'The story of a present-day Norwegian eco-campaigner alternates with that of a French family in the overheated future. They are in a camp for refugees from eco-disaster – but it’s not all doom and gloom. They find friendship, love and an unexpected gift from the past' Wendy Holden, Daily Mail
This collection of Captain Underpants TV comics features some of the Waistband Warrior's stretchiest and most exciting bad-guy battles!
George Beard and Harold Hutchins are back with original new comic adventures starring the world-famous Waistband Warrior, Captain Underpants!
This second collection features even more of George and Harold's hilarious comix from the first three seasons of the TV show – nearly 200 pages of comics total!
Each epic adventure features a brand-new villain from the h..
'A wonderful discovery' (Ian McEwan), this is a beguiling dystopian tale of a young man confronted with the truth about freedom.
On a hot summer night, a young man sits in a dark cell in a Hungarian prison. The guards do not explain why he is here; he does not know if he will ever be released. But he is far from alone. Others, too, are trapped within the stone walls - singers and students, sages and spies. As the days pass, the man is drawn into their conversations and their lives, and soon bec..
‘If there is one dominant myth about the world, one huge mistake we all make … it is that we all go around assuming the world is much more of a planned place than it is.’
From the industrial revolution and the rise of China, to urbanisation and the birth of bitcoin, Matt Ridley demolishes conventional assumptions that the great events and trends of our day are dictated by those on high. On the contrary, our most important achievements develop from the ground up. In this wide-ranging and erudite..
The beautiful enchantment of Fairy Magic transforms this Lenormand deck into an experience of vibrant energies, possibilities, and limitless charm. Based on the original Lenormand system but updated with the lush fairy art of Davide Corsi, these cards will leave you breathless. Includes a guidebook by Marcus Katz and Tali Goodwin, authors of Learning Lenormand.
The companion booklets for most Lo Scarabeo decks are in five languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian, and German...
Arthur Rackham is widely regarded as one of the leading illustrators from the 'Golden Age' of British book illustration which roughly encompassed the years from 1890 until the end of the First World War. Rackham illustrated books such as The Ingoldsby Legends (1898), Gulliver's Travels and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm (both 1900). Although acknowledged as an accomplished black-and-white book illustrator for some years, it was the publication of his full colour plates to Washington Irving's ..
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Could the courts really order the death of your innocent baby? Was there an illegal immigrant who couldn't be deported because he had a pet cat? Are unelected judges truly enemies of the people?
Most of us think the law is only relevant to criminals, if we even think of it at all. But the law touches every area of our lives: from intimate family matters to the biggest issues in our society.
Our unfamiliarity is dangerous because it makes us vulnerable to me..
Bestselling Holly Black boxed set of the Folk of Air trilogy.
Newly available as a boxed set for the first time, these stunning paperback editions of the bestselling Folk of the Air trilogy will be sure to delight both existing fans and new readers...
A dark, compelling fantasy from the author of The Bone Garden for readers of Neil Gaiman's Coraline.
Left all alone after her mother passes away, twelve-year-old Louisa watches the sky for her father. Long ago, a powerful gust of wind stole him away on the wings of his untamed magic - the same magic that stirs within Louisa. As if she is made of hollow bones and too much air, her feet never quite touch the ground.
But for all her sky gazing, Louisa finds her fortune on the ground when she spot..
In very recent times humanity has learnt a vast amount about the universe, the past, and itself. But through our remarkable successes in acquiring knowledge we have learned how much we have yet to learn: the science we have, for example, addresses just 5% of the universe; pre-history is still being revealed, with thousands of historical sites yet to be explored; and the new neurosciences of mind and brain are just beginning.
What do we know, and how do we know it? What do we now know that we do..
'Never has a publication been more timely' - Dazed
'A brave writer whose books open up fundamental questions about life and art’ - Telegraph
In this remarkable, inspiring collection of essays, acclaimed writer and critic Olivia Laing makes a brilliant case for why art matters, especially in the turbulent political weather of the twenty-first century.
Funny Weather brings together a career's worth of Laing's writing about art and culture, examining their roles in our political and emotional liv..
From million-copy bestselling author David Baddiel comes a laugh-out-loud and inspiring new adventure for all readers of 8 and up that is ahead of its time – 1,001 years ahead, to be precise…
The year is 3020.
Pip@256X#YY.3_7 is lonely and bored: she goes to virtual school on her G-Glasses, she only has a talking cat and parrot to hang out with, and she can’t even leave her LivingSpace due to the extreme heat and floods outside.
Until the day that Pip explores a glowing ring in a lab and find..
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'Everyone should read this book' MATT HAIG
'One of the most inspiring books I have ever read' YUVAL NOAH HARARI
'Inspirational, compassionate and clear. The time to read this is NOW' MARK RUFFALO
'Figueres and Rivett-Carnac dare to tell us how our response can create a better, fairer world' NAOMI KLEIN
Discover why there's hope for the planet and how we can each make a difference in the climate crisis, starting today.
Humanity is not doomed, and we can and will sur..
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Get TikTok Famous Fast is a bite-sized guide to building your own empire on TikTok and using it as a launchpad for your personal brand and media career.
Top TikTok stars and industry insiders provide their tips on how be a hit, how to make your content the best possible, how to tap into the latest memes and trends, how to edit and - most importantly - how to grow your following...
The third book in the Walter Presents Library: a bewitching Prague-set mystery about a woman who claims to transcribe music from the ghost of Chopin
Prague, 1995: journalist Ludvík Slaný is assigned to make a documentary about a truly bizarre case. Věra Foltýnova, a middle-aged woman with no musical training, claims she has been visited by the ghost of great composer Frederic Chopin - and that he has been dictating dozens of compositions to her, to allow the world to hear the sublime music he w..
Longlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2021
Longlisted for The Jhalak Children's & YA Prize 2021
Chaya, a no-nonsense, outspoken hero, leads her friends and a gorgeous elephant on a noisy, fraught, joyous adventure through the jungle where revolution is stirring and leeches lurk. Will stealing the queen's jewels be the beginning or the end of everything for the intrepid gang? With cover illustration by David Dean.
"The Girl Who Stole an Elephant is as rich, dazzling and alluring as a p..
The New York Times bestselling novel, from the author of Station Eleven.
'A perfect post-lockdown read' Sunday Times
'Elegant, haunting' The Times
'A damn fine novel . . . evocative and immersive' George R. R. Martin
Vincent is the beautiful bartender at the exclusive Hotel Caiette. When New York financier Jonathan Alkaitis walks into the hotel and hands her his card, it is the beginning of their life together.
That same night, a hooded figure scrawls a note on the windowed wall of the hotel: ..
With the gold foil replaced by gold printing ink, the Golden Art Nouveau Tarot is finally in the mini edition.
One of the most beautiful decks of the recent years, it is a continue surprise, gorgeous card after gorgeous card, following strictly the traditional meanings for the easiest interpretation.
78 full colour tarot cards and instructions..
In 1889 in Paris Oswald Wirth published this deck for the first time, designed with the help of Stanislaus De Guaita. Since then, it's one of the most famous deck in Tarot history. This beautiful edition comes with gold foil impressions.ONLY THE MAJOR ARCANA; 22 cards (14.5 x 8 cm)..
A faithful reproduction from the Lo Scarabeo collection, this original Lenormand is perfect to be used with the Grand Tableau spread.
The Grand Tableau is a spread that involves all 36 cards of the deck at the same time, and it\x27s the endgame technique of any Lenormand reader, due to its nature that allows clear answer to many questions within a single reading.
36 full colour tarot cards (8.8 x 5.4 cm) and instructions..
November 1932. With the German economy in ruins and street battles raging between political factions, the Weimar Republic is in its death throes. Its elderly president Paul von Hindenburg floats above the fray, inscrutably haunting the halls of the Reichstag. In the shadows, would-be saviours of the nation vie for control.
The great rivals are the chancellors Franz von Papen and Kurt von Schleicher. Both are tarnished by the republic's all-too-evident failures. Each man believes he can steal a ..
Shadow and Bone Grisha Trilogy Series 3 Books Collection Boxed Set by Leigh Bardugo (Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm & Ruin and Rising) NETFLIX:
Shadow and Bone:
Soldier. Summoner. Saint. Orphaned and expendable, Alina Starkov is a soldier who knows she may not survive her first trek across the Shadow Fold - a swath of unnatural darkness crawling with monsters. But when her regiment is attacked, Alina unleashes dormant magic not even she knew she possessed.Now Alina will enter a lavish wor..
See the Grishaverse come to life on screen with Shadow and Bone, now a Netflix original series.
Enter the Grishaverse with book one of the Shadow and Bone Trilogy by number one New York Times-bestselling author, Leigh Bardugo. Perfect for fans of Laini Taylor and Sarah J. Maas.
Soldier. Summoner. Saint. Orphaned and expendable, Alina Starkov is a soldier who knows she may not survive her first trek across the Shadow Fold - a swath of unnatural darkness crawling with monsters. But when her regi..
Mulitple Eisner Award Nominee, Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass features the outspoken, rebellious, and eccentric fifteen-year-old Harleen Quinzel. With five dollars to her name, she's sent to live in Gotham City after battling a lot of hard situations as a kid. But everything changes when Gotham's finest drag queen, Mama, takes her in.
And at first it seems like Harleen has finally found a place to grow into her most "true true," with new best friend Ivy at Gotham High. But then Harley's fortune t..
*Soon to be a live-action Netflix series!* Boy meets boy. Boys become friends. Boys fall in love. The bestselling LGBTQ+ graphic novel about life, love, and everything that happens in between: this is the fourth volume of HEARTSTOPPER, for fans of The Art of Being Normal, Holly Bourne and Love, Simon.
'Absolutely delightful. Sweet, romantic, kind. Beautifully paced. I loved this book.' RAINBOW ROWELL, author of Carry On
Charlie didn't think Nick could ever like him back, but now they're offici..
'Mieko Kawakami is a genius' - Naoise Dolan, author of Exciting Times
From the bestselling author of Breasts and Eggs and international literary sensation Mieko Kawakami, comes a sharp and illuminating novel about a fourteen-year-old boy subjected to relentless bullying.
In Heaven, a fourteen-year old boy is tormented for having a lazy eye. Instead of resisting, he chooses to suffer in silence. The only person who understands what he is going through is a female classmate, Kojima, who experien..
Never has natural history been so fun! Scientific accuracy and humor combine to tell the entire history of Earth in a comic book format.
A paleontologist and a storyteller take two children through the birth of our planet, the beginning of microbes, and through the heydays of protozoans, dinosaurs, and early mammals with unfailing enthusiasm.
The art accurately portrays animal species and prehistoric landscapes, includes maps and infographics, but also adds humorous touches: a google-eyed preh..
Like a Jack Reacher crime thriller... with a Van Helsing-style demon hunter - The Guardian
From the Oscar-winning director of Pan's Labyrinth, The Shape of Water, and Hellboy, and the authors of The Strain comes a new paranormal thriller - X-Files meets Stephen King's The Outsider.
A horrific crime that defies ordinary explanation.
A rookie FBI agent in dangerous, uncharted territory.
An extraordinary hero for the ages.
FBI agent Odessa's life is derailed when she's forced to turn her gun on h..
A BBC Top 100 Novels that Shaped Our World
Effia and Esi: two sisters with two very different destinies. One sold into slavery; one a slave trader's wife. The consequences of their fate reverberate through the generations that follow. Taking us from the Gold Coast of Africa to the cotton-picking plantations of Mississippi; from the missionary schools of Ghana to the dive bars of Harlem, spanning three continents and seven generations, Yaa Gyasi has written a miraculous novel - the intimate, gri..
THE INTERNATIONAL 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
'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 ..