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Two Roads

The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night

Jen Campbell
Authors:
Jen Campbell

'ENCHANTING AND ILLUMINATING' Carys Bray, bestselling author of A Song For Issy Bradley'THIS BOOK IS FULL OF CHARACTER AND MAGIC, AND I FOUND MYSELF MESMERISED' Claire Fuller, bestselling author of Our Endless Numbered Days'THESE STORIES ARE WEAVED TOGETHER LIKE SILVERY FISHING NETS. LIKE SHIMMERING, JEWEL-BRIGHT WORLDS' Helen McClory'These days, you can find anything you need at the click of a button. That's why I bought her heart online.'Spirits in jam jars, mini-apocalypses, animal hearts and side shows. A girl runs a coffin hotel on a remote island. A boy is worried his sister has two souls. A couple are rewriting the history of the world. And mermaids are on display at the local aquarium.The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night is a collection of twelve haunting stories; modern fairy tales brimming with magic, outsiders and lost souls. 'I'm fascinated by storytelling, and particularly fairy tales. How humans have always tried to explain things that they can't possibly understand with, sometimes outrageous, stories' Jen CampbellFrom the author of Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops series and The Bookshop Book.

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Bear and Chook by the Sea

Lisa Shanahan, Emma Quay
Contributors:
Lisa Shanahan, Emma Quay

In a follow up to the delightful BEAR AND CHOOK, the two lovable characters continue their adventures in BEAR AND CHOOK BY THE SEA. Bear and Chook are unexpected friends. Bear still likes adventure and Chook would still much rather have the quiet life! One day they decide to go and visit the sea. Chook is worried that they don't know the way and will get lost, but Bear is confident they will find it - just around the pond, under the bridge, through the forest and over the mountain! A wonderfully warm read-aloud story about the dreamers in life and those who wish they'd sometimes keep their feet more firmly on the ground.More info, teachers' guides and activity downloads available at www.bearandchook.com.au

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.

Constable

Reading Allowed

Chris Paling
Authors:
Chris Paling
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

Philip's Navigator Britain

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 surveyBritain'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 Britain shows speed-camera locations, with their speed limits, and provides over 3000 road names as well as numbers. It 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. In country areas, thousands of individual houses and farms are marked, along with footpaths and tracks. 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.Over 8000 tourist attractions and places of interest are shown and named on the maps, including national parks, nature reserves, RSPB reserves, TWT reserves, houses and gardens, beaches, marinas, canals, county showgrounds, CCC camping and caravan sites, shopping villages, World Heritage Sites, long-distance footpaths, sporting venues, park and rides, and ferries.Available in a Spiral Paperback or a Flexi Paperback binding, Philip's Navigator Britain 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 Trucker's Britain

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

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

It is a beautiful Polar morning. The sun is shining, the icebergs are glistening, and Pedro decides to start the day with an early morning swim! He gets ready to dive in, tucks in his tummy, point his beak to the sky, and dives high, high, high into the air. But oh dear. He forgot to break the ice before diving in! CRUNCH! But don't worry, with a little help from Nurse Nibbles and his Get Well Friends, he'll soon be feeling better.Get Well Friends' toys and books have real play and care values. Each loveable character comes not only with a name, but an instant personality and a humorous story to tell. Each book contains over 50 stickers.'A vibrant new set of animal characters. These are stories told with humour, but with a real sense of empathy and understanding.' - The Guardian Bookshop To find out more about children's author Kes Gray, visit www.kesgray.comFor games to play, books to read, and toys to nurse, visit www.getwellfriends.com

Import Aus

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.

Constable

The Bookshop That Floated Away

Sarah Henshaw
Authors:
Sarah Henshaw
Corsair

Shades of Milk and Honey

Mary Robinette Kowal
Authors:
Mary Robinette Kowal

In Regency England, Jane Ellsworth of Dorchester is a woman ahead of her time.Not only is she highly skilled in the manipulation of glamour - plucking strands from the Ether to create genteel magical illusions - she's also ambitious for her art, and dreams of being recognised as a glamourist of note in her own right, as men are permitted to. First and foremost, however, a lady of quality must marry well, and alas Jane's ambitions do not extend to her romantic prospects. Compared to her beautiful sister Melody, Jane feels invisible to suitors, and is resigned to a life of spinsterhood.But when her beloved family comes under threat, Jane uses her magical skills to put things right, which attracts the attention of professional glamourist Mr Vincent . . . and unwittingly wanders in to a love story of her own.

Running Press Adult

Homemade with Love

Jennifer Perillo
Authors:
Jennifer Perillo
Philip's

Philip's Navigator Scotland

Philip's Navigator Scotland is part of a series of Navigator regional road atlases. The Navigator maps provide highly detailed coverage of the region's road network, including minor country lanes and rural tracks. In this atlas, much of the Central Lowlands and Scottish Borders are shown at 1.5 miles to 1 inch, while the rest of Scotland is shown at 3 miles to 1 inch.There is an abundance of other detail, including hundreds of individually named farms, houses and hamlets. Also shown are airports, airfields, stations, ferries, canals, marinas, and a wide range of places of interest. There are also useful details of many services that may be needed while travelling, such as tourist information centres. 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 with full details of places of interest, such as castles, houses, cathedrals and museums, plus guides to nature reserves, parks and gardens, and listings of a wide variety of activities from abseiling to yachting.The atlas is designed with the leisure user particularly in mind, and 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, such as planning and delivery driving.

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?

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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