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Mulholland Books

Murder at the Grand Raj Palace

Vaseem Khan
Authors:
Vaseem Khan
Hachette Audio

Reading Allowed

Chris Paling
Authors:
Chris Paling

'Paling's deftly drawn vignettes are frequently funny, sometimes sad and occasionally troubling . . . Borrow a copy from your local library, if you still have one. Better yet, buy it' Neil Armstrong, Mail on Sunday'Not only was I captivated by Paling's lovingly wrought series of pen portraits, I was amused, moved and - perhaps most surprising of all - uplifted' John Preston, Daily Mail'There are many detractors who question whether libraries are still relevant in the digital age. Paling's keenly and kindly observed account of his encounters offers a gentle insight as to why they still are' Helen Davies, Sunday TimesChris works as a librarian in a small-town library in the south of England. This is the story of the library, its staff, and the fascinating group of people who use the library on a regular basis. We'll meet characters like the street-sleepers Brewer, Wolf and Spencer, who are always the first through the doors. The Mad Hatter, an elderly man who scurries around manically, searching for books. Sons of Anarchy Alan, a young Down's Syndrome man addicted to the American TV drama series. Startled Stewart, a gay man with a spray-on tan who pops in most days for a nice chat, sharking for good-looking foreign language students. And Trish, who is relentlessly cheerful and always dressed in pink - she has never married, but the marital status of everybody she meets is of huge interest to her.Some of the characters' stories are tragic, some are amusing, some are genuinely surreal, but together they will paint a bigger picture of the world we live in today, and of a library's hugely important place within it. Yes, of course, people come in to borrow books, but the library is also the equivalent of the village pump. It's one of the few places left where anyone, regardless of age or income or background, can wander in and find somebody to listen to their concerns, to share the time of day. Reading Allowed will provide us with a fascinating portrait of a place that we all value and cherish, but which few of us truly know very much about ...

Two Roads

The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night

Jen Campbell
Authors:
Jen Campbell
Philip's

Philip's Navigator Scotland

Philip's Navigator Scotland - The best-selling atlas of Scotland'A map that beats all others' The Daily Telegraph 'Scale, accuracy and clarity are without parallel' Driving Magazine 'No.1 in the UK for clear maps' Independent research survey- Fully updated mapping at 1.5 miles to 1 inch = 1:100,000 (3 miles to 1 inch = 1:200,000 for Northern Scotland) - No other road atlas of Scotland offers this level of detail and clarity- 15-page 'best places to visit' section, including sights and walks- Practical A4 format with spiral binding- 13 indexed town-centre maps- Exceptional road detail, from motorways to country lanes, with every junction, roundabout and slip-road shown- Thousands of individually named farms, houses and hamlets Philip's Navigator Scotland is part of the Navigator brand, the UK's best-selling road atlases. The Navigator maps provide highly detailed coverage of the Scotland's road network, including minor country lanes and rural tracks. Most of the Central Lowlands and Scottish Borders are shown at the unique Navigator scale of 1.5 miles to 1 inch, Northern Scotland at 3 miles to 1 inch. Navigator Scotland offers so much more than road maps: hundreds of individually named farms, houses and hamlets, airports, airfields, stations, ferries, canals, marinas, tourist information centres, and a wide range of places of interest. The atlas has a comprehensive index and includes indexed town plans of major regional centres. The front of the atlas contains a 15-page guide to regional leisure facilities and listings of a wide variety of activities from abseiling to yachting. The atlas is ideal for touring with its large scale and wealth of travel information. The exceptional detail also makes the atlas ideal for local business use.

Robinson

100 Plants That Won't Die in Your Garden

Geoff Tibballs
Authors:
Geoff Tibballs

Stocking a garden with plants can be an expensive business, so there are few things more frustrating than when the prized specimen for which you have paid a king's ransom either online or at a garden centre shrivels up and dies within a year or so of purchase. If you can prove that the plant was half-dead when it arrived, you may able to obtain a refund from some online retailers, but for the most part you have to put it down to experience and make a firm mental note not to buy fussy plants in future.The problem is that many websites and catalogues claim that everything they stock is easy to grow. Herbaceous perennials are a particular minefield. Too often you are told that a certain plant 'will come back year after year' without fail when in reality it is either so tender that the only chance of it surviving an average British winter is in a greenhouse or it is a short-lived perennial that is unlikely to flourish beyond two years anyway - and even then only if the local slugs and snails are on a diet. This book cuts through the horticultural sales pitches by listing 100 plants which, for little care beyond the essential watering at planting time, can reliably be expected to thrive in just about any garden. These plants are all but indestructible - pests give them a wide berth, they will prosper in any reasonable garden soil and will withstand anything that the UK climate throws at them. Divided into sections for shrubs, conifers, climbers, perennials, grasses, annuals, alpines and bulbs and with each entry having a Value For Money (VFM) rating out of 10, this easy-to-use guide will prove invaluable not only for the new gardener but also for old hands who are fed up with wasting time and money on plants that all too rapidly lose the will to live. With these suggestions, you can be assured of year-round colour and interest in your garden for the minimum of effort.

Teach Yourself

Get Started in Urban Beekeeping

Claire Waring, Adrian Waring
Authors:
Claire Waring, Adrian Waring

Written by two of the UK's most well-known and respected experts in the beekeeping community, this is the definitive, and most authoritative, guide to keeping bees in a city environment.Straightforward, up-to-date, and systematically organized, this book covers everything you might need, whether you're already an urban beekeeper or just starting out. It gives practical and clear information on the essentials that all apiarists need (whether in or out of the city), while covering in detail the particular requirements of urban bees. Specifically designed to be interactive, and easy to use, this at a glance title also features write-in checklists, interactive boxes in which you can record key information and dates, and a calendar that tells you what to do when and reminds you to carry out regular beekeeping tasks.

Philip's

Navigator Road Atlas Britain Flexi 2018

Philip's

Navigator Trucker's Britain 2018

Philip's Navigator Road Atlases - the UK's best-selling Road Atlases.The No.1 Choice of Road Atlas for the serious motorist.No other road atlas of Britain offers this level of detail and clarity.'A map that beats all others' The Daily Telegraph'Scale, accuracy and clarity are without parallel' Driving Magazine'No.1 in the UK for clear maps' Independent research surveyOver 6,000 bridge heights, nearly 1,500 weight-restricted bridges and over 250 width-restricted bridges.Britain's best road mapping in a great spiral format.Every street in Britain marked on the maps.Over 3000 roads named.Fixed speed-camera locations, with speed limits.100 indexed town-centre maps plus approaches maps to 12 major urban areas.Super-detailed 6-page route-planning section.Up-to-date mapping at 1.5 miles to 1 inch.Exceptional road detail, from motorways to country lanes, with every junction, roundabout and slip-road shown.Thousands of individually named farms, houses and hamlets.Philip's Navigator Trucker's Britain is the must-have atlas for every professional driver - a special feature of this atlas is the inclusion of over 6000 low bridges, and their height restrictions, which are clearly marked on the maps. The maps also show fixed speed-camera locations, with their speed limits, and provide over 3000 road names as well as numbers. The atlas also includes a massive selection of 100 indexed town-centre maps, detailed approach maps to 12 major urban areas, plus route-planning maps, a distance table, and a fully comprehensive 43,000-name index.The main road maps are at 1.5 miles to 1 inch (Northern Scotland at 3 miles to 1 inch) and are extra clear and detailed, showing even the smallest roads and lanes that are omitted from other atlases. Every roundabout, junction and slip-road is shown in detail on main roads and motorways. The alpha-numeric grid is based on the National Grid, so that the atlas can be used with GPS systems. In addition, every street in Britain is located on the maps.Philip's Navigator is widely used by professional drivers and the emergency services, including national police training, and is recommended in the motoring press and national newspapers.

Philip's

Philip's Navigator Camping and Caravanning Atlas of Britain: Spiral 2nd Edition

Philip's Navigator Road Atlases - the UK's best-selling Road Atlases.The No.1 Choice of Road Atlas for the serious motorist.Over 3,000 approved campsites located, plus useful advice from the Camping and Caravanning Club.Includes essential information for caravanning motorists: 6290 bridge height limits, 1477 bridge weight limits and 256 bridge width limits.No other road atlas of Britain offers this level of detail and clarity.'A map that beats all others' The Daily Telegraph'Scale, accuracy and clarity are without parallel' Driving Magazine'No.1 in the UK for clear maps' Independent research surveyBritain's best road mapping in a great spiral format.Every street in Britain marked on the maps.Over 3000 main roads named.Fixed speed-camera locations, with speed limits.100 indexed town-centre maps plus approaches maps to 12 major urban areas.Super-detailed 6-page route-planning section.Up-to-date mapping at 1.5 miles to 1 inch.Exceptional road detail, from motorways to country lanes, with every junction, roundabout and slip-road shown.Thousands of individually named farms, houses and hamlets.The new 2016 edition Philip's Navigator Camping and Caravanning Atlas of Britain is the must-have atlas for every camping and caravanning motorist. Over 3000 approved campsites are listed, and over 8000 restricted bridges are clearly marked on the maps. The maps also show fixed speed-camera locations, with their speed limits, and provide over 3000 road names as well as numbers. The atlas also includes a massive selection of 100 indexed town-centre maps, detailed approach maps to 12 major urban areas, plus route-planning maps, a distance table, and a fully comprehensive index.The main road maps are at 1.5 miles to 1 inch (Northern Scotland at 3 miles to 1 inch) and are extra clear and detailed, showing even the smallest roads and lanes that are omitted from other atlases. Every roundabout, junction and slip-road is shown in detail on main roads and motorways. The alpha-numeric grid is based on the National Grid, so that the atlas can be used with GPS systems.Philip's Navigator Camping and Caravanning Atlas of Britain includes a special feature by The Friendly Club, which is packed with essential camping and caravanning information.

Hachette Audio

The Darkest Day

Tom Wood
Authors:
Tom Wood

He is darkness. She wants him dead.In a city starved of light, she might just succeed.She moves like a shadow; she kills silently: Raven. This elegant assassin has been on the run for years. This time though, she has picked the wrong target. The hitman known only as 'Victor' is as paranoid as he is merciless, and is no stranger to being hunted. He tracks his would-be killer across the globe to, aiming not only to neutralise the threat, but to discover who wants him dead. The trail leads to New York...And then the lights go out.Over twelve hours of unremitting darkness, Manhattan dissolves into chaos. Amid looting, conspiracy and blackout, Victor and Raven play a vicious game of cat and mouse that the city will never forget.

Hodder Children's Books

Pedro Has a Bump!

Kes Gray, Mary Mcquillan
Contributors:
Kes Gray, Mary Mcquillan
Hachette Australia

Local is Lovely

Sophie Hansen, Sophie Hansen
Authors:
Sophie Hansen, Sophie Hansen
W&N

Nina St Tropez

Nina Parker
Authors:
Nina Parker

Over 100 delicious recipes inspired by the old-world glamour and elegance of St Tropez.Bringing to life another side of St Tropez and the legendary Côte d'Azur, Nina shows us a place where cooking has brought people together for generations and creates recipes inspired by locals, places and stories from her childhood here. She explores the real St Tropez and the surrounding area through its secret, scenic walks, eccentric bric-a-brac markets, vineyards and bustling communities of artists and fishermen.Oozing with charm and filled with classic French recipes for gourmet breakfasts, picnics, lunchtime snacks and dinner parties to impress, NINA ST TROPEZ represents family cooking from across the south of France - with that added splash of St Tropez elegance and glamour that's intrigued people for decades.Nina Parker has a passion for food. After university, she joined the team at L'Anima, London as a commis chef and fell in love with their style of cooking that uses fresh Italian ingredients with a rustic touch. She has spent time in some fantastic kitchens: from The Dorchester for Alain Ducasse, Tom Aikens, The Ledbury, to the unrivalled Senequier Bakery in St Tropez. Whilst working as chef for Bocca di Lupo's Gelupo in Soho, they won TIME OUT's 'best gelateria'.In 2012 she launched her own catering company NINA, dedicated to bringing a taste of her childhood to the heart of London and beyond.

Corsair

Shades of Milk and Honey

Mary Robinette Kowal
Authors:
Mary Robinette Kowal
Philip's

Philip's Trucker's Road Atlas Britain

Hachette Audio

Breakfast At Darcy's

Ali McNamara
Authors:
Ali McNamara

When Darcy McCall loses her beloved Aunt Molly, she doesn't expect any sort of inheritance - let alone a small island. Located off the west coast of Ireland, Tara hasn't been lived on for years, but according to Molly's will Darcy must stay there for twelve months in order to fully inherit, and she needs to persuade a village full of people to settle there, too. Darcy has to leave behind her independent city life and swap stylish heels for muddy wellies. Between sorting everything from the plumbing to the pub, Darcy meets confident Conor and ever-grumpy Dermot - but who will make her feel really at home?

Hachette Australia

How to Use eBay and PayPal

Todd Alexander
Authors:
Todd Alexander

Today, more than 78 per cent of all items available on the site are fixed price and the vast majority of these items are new. eBay is no longer just the site for second-hand items sold at auction. HOW TO USE EBAY AND PAYPAL not only includes the latest information and site changes for both eBay and PayPal, it also includes sections on: finding the best bargains from overseas; how to find some of the best deals online; and using your mobile to buy and sell on eBay. The eBay chapters are packed with tips for using the site more effectively and safely. Major chapters include: Registration, Safe Trading, Buying and Selling. The PayPal chapters clearly explain what PayPal is, why it is among the safest payment methods on the net, how to register, how to send and receive money, and what to do in the event that something goes wrong with a transaction. This helpful guide, written in a relaxed, user-friendly style, is the must-have for anyone looking to save money or make extra cash online.

Sceptre

McCarthy's Bar

Pete Mccarthy
Authors:
Pete Mccarthy

Pete McCarthy's tale of his hilarious trip around Ireland has gained thousands of fans all over the world. Pete was born in Warrington to an Irish mother and an English father and spent happy summer holidays in Cork. Years later, reflecting on the many places he has visited as a travel broadcaster, Pete admits that he feels more at home in Ireland than anywhere. To find out whether this is due to rose-coloured spectacles or to a deeper tie with the country of his ancestors, Pete sets off on a trip around Ireland and discovers that it has changed in surprising ways. Firstly obeying the rule 'never pass a pub with your name on it', he encounters McCarthy's bars up and down the land, and meets English hippies, German musicians, married priests and many others. A funny, affectionate look at one of the most popular countries in the world.

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