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The Books of Earthsea: The Complete Illustrated Edition
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the timeless and beloved A Wizard of Earthsea  comes this complete omnibus edition of the entire Earthsea chronicles, including over fifty illustrations illuminating Le Guin's vision of her classic saga. Contains the short story, 'The Daughter of Odren', published in print for the first time, and her last story 'Firelight'. Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea novels are some of the most acclaimed and awarded works in literature-they have received prestigious accolades such as the National Book Award, a Newbery Honor, the Nebula Award, and many more honors, commemorating their enduring place in the hearts and minds of readers and the literary world alike. Now for the first time ever, they're all together in one volume-including the early short stories, Le Guin's "Earthsea Revisioned" Oxford lecture, and new Earthsea stories, never before printed. With a new introduction by Le Guin herself, this essential edition will also include over fifty illustrations by renowned artist Charles Vess, specially commissioned and selected by Le Guin, to bring her refined vision of Earthsea and its people to life in a totally new way. Stories include: 'A Wizard of Earthsea', 'The Tombs of Atuan', 'The Farthest Shore', 'Tehanu', 'Tales From Earthsea', 'The Other Wind', 'The Rule of Names', 'The Word of Unbinding', 'The Daughter of Odren', and 'Earthsea Revisioned: A Lecture at Oxford University' With stories as perennial and universally beloved as The Chronicles of Narnia and The Lord of The Rings-but also unlike anything but themselves-this edition is perfect for those new to the world of Earthsea, as well as those who are well-acquainted with its enchanting magic: to know Earthsea is to love it. - 1,008 pages- 56 illustrations (including seven lavishly coloured plate sections)- maps of Earthsea- stunningly beautiful endpapers- Six novels- 4 short stories- An essay
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Art Made from Books
Paper cutting for book lovers: a gorgeous celebration of the book-as-object. This volume collects a jaw-dropping assortment of art made from books--by cutting, painting, sawing, laminating, balancing or stacking. The definitive guide to the...
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Dungeons & Dragons Player's Handbook (Dungeons & Dragons Core Rulebooks)
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Peter Rabbit: A Big Box of Little Books
A big box of little books about Peter Rabbit and friends!This set includes nine mini stories featuring characters from Beatrix Potter's classic tales, including Peter Rabbit, Benjamin Bunny, Squirrel Nutkin, Jemima Puddle-duck, Jeremy Fisher and Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle.Babies and young toddlers will enjoy the stories and pictures, and can play with the chunky little board books.Featuring beautiful and classic artwork by Beatrix Potter, this set is a brilliant introduction to her stories about Peter Rabbit and his friends.Beatrix Potter is regarded as one of the world's best-loved children's authors of all time. From her first book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, published by Frederick Warne in 1902, she went on to create a series of stories based around animal characters including Mrs. Tiggy-winkle, Benjamin Bunny, Jemima Puddle-duck, Mr. Jeremy Fisher and Tom Kitten.
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Spot: A Big Box of Little Books
This sturdy box with magnetic closure contains nine mini board books perfect for little hands to explore. Each book is full of fun and familiar things - from toys to food, from breakfast to bedtime. A perfect first Spot collection children will love.
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1Q84: Books 1 and 2
The year is 1Q84.This is the real world, there is no doubt about that. But in this world, there are two moons in the sky. In this world, the fates of two people, Tengo and Aomame, are closely intertwined. They are each, in their own way, doing something very dangerous. And in this world, there seems no way to save them both. Something extraordinary is starting.Shortlisted for the 2013 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.
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Derek Jarman's Sketchbooks
There are few more complete examples of an artist's record of their own life than the intimately detailed and beautifully produced handmade books that Derek Jarman created throughout his career. Seen together they reveal the story of how he gathered, shaped and made concrete his ideas. Containing poetry, drawings, pressed flowers, photographs, excerpts from scripts and notes, the sketchbooks are part autobiography and part social history, layered and bursting with the energy and creativity not only of this groundbreaking film-maker and artist, but also of London in the 1970s and 80s. Wholly private during his lifetime, these precious books are an intimate pictorial record of the relationship between Jarman's personal and professional life, revealing the detailed planning and research, and creative and emotional engagement, behind each of his films.
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The Summer I Turned Pretty Complete Series (Books 1-3)
If you loved The Kissing Booth and Jenny Han's smash-hit Netflix movie To All The Boys I've Loved Before, you'll adore this gorgeous, funny, romantic series! This special three-in-one edition features exclusive special content, including Conrad's letters to Isabel.One girl. Two boys. And the summer that changed everything . . .Every year Isabel spends a perfect summer at the beach. But this summer is different. This is the summer she turns pretty - and the year two brothers will notice her for the first time.Conrad - unavailable, aloof - who she's been in love with forever.Jeremiah - cute, relaxed - the only one who's ever really paid her any attention.Soon friendship is no longer enough. From first kisses to first loves, seasons pass, promises are made and hearts are broken. And before long, Isabel must make the must make the biggest decision of her life - which Fisher boy will she choose? 'This book is what every girl wants in a summer' - Sarah Dessen The Summer I Turned Pretty Collection brings together all three bestselling books in one: The Summer I Turned Pretty, It's Not Summer Without You, and We'll Always Have Summer. It's the perfect series to lose yourself in this summer!
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Kurt Jackson Sketchbooks
The exhibited works of Kurt Jackson (b.1961) do not necessarily reveal his day-to-day working practice. Behind his finished canvases are hundreds of sketchbooks borne out of his continual routine of making drawings, marks, notes, poems and scribbles. This book, newly available in paperback, examines the importance of the sketchbook to Jackson. For Jackson, sketchbooks are vital to the development and completion of his paintings. Often sketching while a painting evolves, the artist values each medium equally - the pages of his sketchbooks reveal how the hastily executed images can help him to work out what he wants to achieve on canvas, or simply capture a spontaneous image when there is not enough time to paint or draw properly. Illustrating mundane daily events and happenings as well as key moments, journeys and the overlapping ongoing project work, Jackson's sketchbooks are key to understanding his inspirations as an artist. Drawing on a selection of 20 sketchbooks, of differing sizes and a variety of media, this fascinating publication provides a rare insight in to the mind of a highly creative and original artist.
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Oxford Bach Books for Organ: Manuals and Pedals, Book 1
This five-volume graded series of organ music by J. S. Bach (2 volumes for manuals only; 3 volumes for manuals and pedals) provides a wonderful selection of pieces for all players. The whole is an authoritative and fully practical introduction to this cornerstone of the organ repertoire, with pieces presented in highly practical form for teachers and students.
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The Wonderful World of Ladybird Books for Grown-Ups
Readers will discover that bestselling titles such as How It Works: The Husband and Ladybird Book of the Midlife Crisis are merely the tip of the iceberg. Featuring covers and pages from, among others: The Ladybird Book of Passive Aggression People at Work: The Prime Minister The One Night Stand The Estate Agent The Commuter What to Look for in the Worst Case Scenario Well Loved Tales: Game of Thrones Hypochondria and Hypochondriacs The Ladybird Book of Wishful Thinking How it Works: The Northerner The Story of Faking the Moon Landing Great Civilisations: The Cockneys I Can Do My V.A.T.
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The Five Books of Moses 5 out of 10
Through a distinguished career of critical scholarship and translation, Robert Alter has equipped us to read the Hebrew Bible as a powerful, cohesive work of literature. In this landmark work, Alter's masterly translation and probing commentary combine to give contemporary readers the definitive edition of The Five Books. Winner of the PEN Center USA Literary Award for Translation and the Koret Jewish Book Award for Translation, a Newsweek Top 15 Book, Los Angeles Times Favorite Book, and San Francisco Chronicle Best Book.
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Landscape and Garden Design Sketchbooks
This intimate glimpse into the private sketchbooks of the world's leading landscape and garden designers reveals a dazzling array of insights and ideas that will inspire the amateur and practitioner alike. Thirty-seven international designers carefully selected by the design critic behind the Chelsea Fringe have opened their sketchbooks specially for this publication. Featuring hundreds of drawings and illustrations as diverse as their creators, Landscape and Garden Design Sketchbooksis a continual source of inspiration for planting, design elements, colour schemes and materials, encouraging weekend gardeners, design professionals and students to draw their ideas by hand.
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A Final Companion To Books From The Simpsons (updated Version)
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The All Night Bookshop
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The Book of Books
The King James Bible has often been called the Book of Books both in itself and in what it stands for. Since its publication in 1611 it has been the best selling book in the world, and many believe, had the greatest impact. The King James Bible has spread the Protestant faith. It has also been the greatest influence on the enrichment of the English language and its literature. It has been the Bible of wars from the British Civil War in the seventeenth century to the American Civil War two centuries later and it has been carried into battle in innumerable conflicts since then. Its influence on social movements - particularly involving women in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries - and politics was profound. It was crucial to the growth of democracy. It was integral to the abolition of slavery and it defined attitudes to modern science, education and sex. As THE ADVENTURE OF ENGLISH explored the history of our language, so THE BOOK OF BOOKS reveals the extraordinary and still-felt impact of a work created 400 years ago.
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The Bookshop
In 1959, when there was no fish and chips in Hardborough, no launderette, no cinema except on alternate Saturday nights, the need of these things was felt, but no one had considered, certainly had not thought of Mrs Green as considering, the opening of a bookshop. When Mrs Florence Green, a small, wispy and wiry woman' decides to open a bookshop in the small Suffolk town of Hardborough she has no idea of the force of opposition that will ensue. In attempting to challenge a seemingly sleepy and indeterminate status quo, in her own quiet way, Florence uncovers an undercurrent of tenacious resentment against her small project. The complex webs of small-town community close in around her as those with minor influence seek to hold sway. Penelope Fitzgerald's fiction is at its best when illuminating the lives of outsiders, outcasts, the misunderstood, the hopeful; the flotsam and jetsam often destined to be left behind. Nowhere is her keen eye for human frailty better exemplified than in the Booker Prize shortlisted novel, The Bookshop, a subtle blend of poignancy and humour, a masterclass in modern tragicomedy. A gem, a vintage narrative a classic whose force has not merely lasted but has actually improved in the passage of years' - New York Times
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The Missing Bookshop
A range of simple stories for new readers, with beautiful colour illustrations. Milly loves going to story time at her local bookshop. Mrs Minty is an encyclopedia of books and knows the perfect story for every occasion ... tales of mischievous children and faraway lands, magical beasts and daring adventures. But the bookshop is old and creaky, just like Mrs Minty herself. And then one day Milly arrives to find the shop gone. What has happened to Mrs Minty and her irreplaceable bookshop? A warm and uplifting tale about the importance of stories.
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Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks
Accompanying a major traveling exhibition, this first-ever survey of the rarely seen notebooks of Basquiat features the artist's handwritten notes, poems, and drawings, along with related works on paper and large-scale paintings. With no formal training, Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) succeeded in developing a new and expressive style to become one of the most influential artists in the postmodern revival of figurative during the 1980s. In a series of notebooks from the early to mid-1980s, never before exhibited, Basquiat combined text and images reflecting his engagement with the countercultures of graffiti and hip-hop in New York City, as well as pop culture and world events. Filled with handwritten texts, poems, pictograms, and drawings, many of them iconic images that recur throughout his artwork-teepees, crowns, skeleton-like silhouettes, and grimacing masks-and these notebooks reveal much about the artist's creative process and the importance of the written word in his aesthetic. With over 150 notebook pages and numerous drawings and paintings, this important book sheds new light on Basquiat's career and his critical place in contemporary art history.
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Captain Underpants: Three More Wedgie-Powered Adventures in One (Books 4-6)
One bumper book with three times the wedgie power! Bind-up of three best-selling titles featuring everyone's favourite super-hero, including: Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants Captain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman Captain Underpants and the Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy, Part 1
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Notebooks, Volume 1, 1998-99
"For a long time, it was not clear if I would become a writer or an artist," says Anselm Kiefer, whose paintings and sculptures have made him one of the most significant and influential artists of our time. Since he was awarded the Peace Prize by the German Book Trade in 2008, his essays, speeches, and lectures have gradually received more attention, but until now his diary accounts have been almost completely unknown. The power in Kiefer's images, however, is rivaled by his writings on nature and history, literature and antiquity, and mysticism and mythology. The first volume of Notebooks spans the years 1998-1999 and traces the origins and creative process of Kiefer's visual works during this period. In this volume, Kiefer returns constantly to his touchstones: sixteenth-century alchemist Robert Fludd, German romantic poet Novalis, Martin Heidegger, Ingeborg Bachmann, Robert Musil, and many other writers and thinkers. The entries reveal the process by which his artworks are informed by his reading-and vice versa-and track the development of the works he created in the late 1990s. Translated into English for the first time by Tess Lewis, the diaries reveal Kiefer's strong affinity for language and let readers witness the process of thoughts, experiences, and adventures slowly transcending the limits of art, achieving meaning in and beyond their medium.
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The Bookseller Of Kabul
Two weeks after September 11th, award-winning journalist Asne Seierstad went to Afghanistan to report on the conflict there. In the following spring she returned to live with an Afghan family for several months. For more than twenty years Sultan Khan defied the authorities - be they communist or Taliban - to supply books to the people of Kabul. He was arrested, interrogated and imprisoned by the communists and watched illiterate Taliban soldiers burn piles of his books in the street. He even resorted to hiding most of his stock in attics all over Kabul.But while Khan is passionate in his love of books and hatred of censorship, he is also a committed Muslim with strict views on family life. As an outsider, Seierstad is able to move between the private world of the women - including Khan's two wives - and the more public lives of the men. And so we learn of proposals and marriages, suppression and abuse of power, crime and punishment. The result is a gripping and moving portrait of a family, and a clear-eyed assessment of a country struggling to free itself from history.
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The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books
WINNER OF THE 2019 PEN HESSELL-TILTMAN PRIZE The fascinating history of Christopher Columbus's illegitimate son Hernando, guardian of his father's flame, courtier, bibliophile and catalogue supreme, whose travels took him to the heart of 16th-century Europe' Honor Clerk, Spectator, Books of the Year This is the scarcely believable - and wholly true - story of Christopher Columbus' bastard son Hernando, who sought to equal and surpass his father's achievements by creating a universal library. His father sailed across the ocean to explore the known boundaries of the world for the glory of God, Spain and himself. His son Hernando sought instead to harness the vast powers of the new printing presses to assemble the world's knowledge in one place, his library in Seville. Hernando was one of the first and greatest visionaries of the print age, someone who saw how the scale of available information would entirely change the landscape of thought and society. His was an immensely eventual life. As a youth, he spent years travelling in the New World, and spent one living with his father in a shipwreck off Jamaica. He created a dictionary and a geographical encyclopaedia of Spain, helped to create the first modern maps of the world, spent time in almost every major European capital, and associated with many of the great people of his day, from Ferdinand and Isabel to Erasmus, Thomas More, and Durer. He wrote the first biography of his father, almost single-handedly creating the legend of Columbus that held sway for many hundreds of years, and was highly influential in crafting how Europe saw the world his father reached in 1492. He also amassed the largest collection of printed images and of printed music of the age, started what was perhaps Europe's first botanical garden, and created by far the greatest private library Europe had ever seen, dwarfing with its 15,000 books every other library of the day. Edward Wilson-Lee has written the first major modern biography of Hernando - and the first of any kind available in English. In a work of dazzling scholarship, The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books tells an enthralling tale of the age of print and exploration, a story with striking lessons for our own modern experiences of information revolution and Globalisation.
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Baby's Big Box of Little Books
Mums and Dads, breakfasts and bedtimes, pets and toys and prams and swings - and lots and lots of other fascinating things! The Baby's Big Box of Little Books includes everything that is familiar to a young child.From Janet and Allan Ahlberg, the creators of Burglar Bill and The Jolly Postman and adapted from their classic picture book, The Baby's Catalogue, this little collection is perfect for babies at any and all times of their busy day.Janet Ahlberg's iconic illustrations present a vast array of baby paraphernalia that should be instantly recognizable and absorbing to a young child. The liberal sprinkling of wit and charm will appeal to every adult too!Books in the box: Mornings, Night-times, Toys, Baby, Games, Family, Inside, Outside and Pets.
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Busy Bookshop
There's so much to see and do in the Busy Bookshop! Children can join in by pushing, pulling and turning the tabs to bring the shop to life. Spin the wheel to change the pictures in a book, pull the tab to make a dinosaur pop up and help the author turn the pages as he reads. Children will love playing with this bright and colourful board book with gentle rhyming text and wonderful illustrations by Marion Billet, which is part of the Busy Book series.Also available: Busy Garage, Busy Builders, Busy Playtime, Busy Beach, Busy Garden, Busy Park, Busy Airport, Busy Railway, Busy Town, Busy Farm, Busy Swimming and Busy Fire Station
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Captain Underpants: Three Pant-tastic Novels in One (Books 1-3)
Zoom into action and join our hero for a triple wedge of chunky action, freaky horror and crispy laffs! There are terrible toilets to defeat, evil aliens to send packing, and heaps of other totally horrible villains too. But will Captain Underpants have the wedgie-power to tackle them all?
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Happy Street: Bookshop
Each book in the Happy Street series focuses on a different shop - children can pop out the shop and play pieces after they've enjoyed the story. Mr Pages can't wait to open his shop today - there's going to be a visit from author Lizzie Letters who writes amazing children's books. Happy Street is a highly collectible novelty pre-school series that offers huge possibilities for creative play. Children will love exploring all the different shops: they can cuddle the animals in Mr Paws' pet shop, shop at Miss Apple's supermarket, have an ice cream in Mrs Sponge's cafe or spend their pocket money in Mr Ted's toy shop. Perfect for children aged 3 and up. Have you collected all of Happy Street? Bakery, Bookshop, Cafe, Dentist, Doctor, Garage, Pet Shop, Post Office, School, Supermarket, Toy Story, Vet. Artist and designer Simon Abbott has been illustrating children's books for 15 years. He specialises in bold colours and delightful characters of all kinds and describes his work as fun, fresh and happy. Simon lives and works in Suffolk, with his partner Sally, 3 boys called Jack, Nathan and Alfie...and a very old cat called Harry.
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My First Mog Books
Share in fifty years of a really remarkable cat... Mog is everyone's favourite family cat! This delightful little library of miniature Mog books is the perfect set for her youngest fans. From the creator of The Tiger Who Came to Tea and Mog the Forgetful Cat comes this delightful set of miniature board books in a slipcase, introducing Mog to the very young, with four books all about Mog: Mog's FamilyMog's DayMog LovesMog Plays Mog the Forgetful Cat was first published fifty years ago, and Mog has been delighting children all over the world with her adventures ever since. These books are the perfect gifts for young boys, girls and families everywhere!
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The Jungle Books
The story of the man-cub Mowgli who is raised by wolves in the Indian jungle, guided by his mentors Baloo the bear, Bagheera the black panther and the ancient python Kaa, and who confronts his arch-enemy Shere Khan the tiger, is one of the greatest literary myths ever created. Mowgli's adventures are juxtaposed with other animal stories set in the British Empire, ranging from the heroic battle of 'Rikki-tikki-tavi' and the Himalayan pastoral 'Purun Bhagat' to the drama of survival in 'The White Seal'. With The Jungle Books Rudyard Kipling drew on ancient beast fables, Buddhist philosophy and memories of his Anglo-Indian upbringing to create a rich, symbolic portrait of man and nature, and an eternal classic of childhood that has had a lasting impact on our imaginations.Part of a series of new editions of Kipling's works in Penguin Classics, this volume contains a General Preface by Jan Montefiore and an introduction by Kaori Nagai discussing the many imperial, Indian and literary contexts of The Jungle Books.
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The World of Eric Carle: Big Box of Little Books
Nine chunky board books packed full of Eric Carle's fantastic animals - turn over for a Very Hungry Caterpillar puzzle surprise!Who lives in the jungle? What can you see in your pond? Join The Very Hungry Caterpillar and all his animal friends in this sturdy box with magnetic closure, containing nine mini board books perfect for little hands to explore. Each book is full of amazing animals, and the back covers join together to make a beautiful Very Hungry Caterpillar puzzle.With classic, stylish Eric Carle artwork, this is a great gift collection that children will love.
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Animation Sketchbooks
Animation Sketchbooks presents the private notebooks, sketches and doodles of over 50 of the world's most inventive, innovative and admired contemporary animators. From left-field satire to hit children's TV series, from short animations for websites to full-scale, internationally distributed films, a wide array of creative work is represented in depth in this fascinating volume.
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Bowie's Books
'What is your idea of perfect happiness?' 'Reading.' 'What is the quality you most like in a man?' 'The ability to return books.' Three years before he died, David Bowie made a list of the one hundred books that had transformed his life - a list that formed something akin to an autobiography. From Madame Bovary to A Clockwork Orange, the Iliad to the Beano, these were the publications that had fuelled his creativity and shaped who he was. In Bowie's Books, John O'Connell explores this list in the form of one hundred short essays, each offering a perspective on the man, performer and creator that is Bowie, his work as an artist and the era that he lived in. Bowie's Books is much more than a list of books you should read in your lifetime: it is a unique insight into one of the greatest minds of our times, and an indispensable part of the legacy that Bowie left behind.
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