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Jack the Ripper: Case Closed

By Gyles Brandreth
Authors:
Gyles Brandreth
London. 1894. 'I am not a detective, chief constable.' 'No, but you are a poet, a freemason and a man of the world. All useful qualifications for the business in hand.' So says Police Chief Macnaghten to Oscar Wilde, in a Chelsea drawing room in the company of Arthur Conan Doyle. The business they are gathered to discuss is none other than the case of Jack the Ripper, the most notorious murderer in England. And thus the three men set out to solve one of the world's most famous mysteries - the ultimate truth about the identity of Jack the Ripper. Case Closed is Arthur Conan Doyle's account of the events of 1894, the year of the return of Jack the Ripper. Based on Oscar Wilde's real-life friendship with Conan Doyle and the extraordinary but little-known fact that in 1894 the detective in charge of the Jack the Ripper investigations was Oscar Wilde's neighbour in Tite Street, Chelsea, this is a revelatory and gripping detective story, combining the intrigue of a classic murder mystery with a witty and compelling portrait of one of the greatest characters of the Victorian age.
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Jo Cox

By Brendan Cox
Authors:
Brendan Cox
'Jo Cox's selfless service to others made the world a better place' Barack Obama, 44th President of the United StatesTHE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'A desperately tender account ... part love story, part grief memoir ... resolutely uplifting' Decca Aitkenhead, Guardian 'A chance to get to know the woman behind the headlines - a tiny ball of energy with a heart as big as a lion, a person who wanted to make a difference' Lorraine Kelly, SunJo Cox's murder in June 2016 shocked the world. In the aftermath of her tragic death her husband Brendan Cox urged us to remember Jo's life and what she stood for and not the manner of her death. In this moving and impassioned portrait of Jo - as daughter, mother, wife, sister, MP and campaigner - we see how much she gave and much more she had to give. The values she embraced of togetherness, inclusion and compassion are needed now more than ever. A touching and very human portrait of an extraordinary woman, whose legacy will inspire others. 'We are far more united and have far more in common with each other than things that divide us.'All Brendan Cox's royalties will go to the Jo Cox Foundation.'Jo would have no regrets about her life, she lived every day of it to the full.'
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  • Jamie Vardy

    By Roy Apps
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    Roy Apps
    This inspirational biography for children, written by award-winning author Roy Apps, follows the dream-come-true story of Jamie Vardy and his amazing rise to become a star striker in Leicester City's Premier League-winning side and top England goalscorer. Illustrated with colour artwork by Alessandro Valdrighi, including graphic novel-style panels, this book is perfect for sport-mad girls and boys with a reading age of 7, but will work perfectly well for older readers too. Printed on off-white paper using a reading font approved by the British Dyslexia Association, the Sporting Heroes series brings to life the skill, grit and determination needed to be a world-class sportsperson today. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of booksto get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.
  • Jack and the Beanstalk

    By Pat-a-Cake, Ronne Randall, Sophie Rohrbach
    Authors:
    Pat-a-Cake, Ronne Randall
    Illustrated by:
    Sophie Rohrbach
    When Jack sells the family cow for a handful of magic beans, things take a fantastical turn. This dramatic retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk tingles with adventure, as the reader makes his way to the giant's castle and joins in with his hungry chant.It's never too early to introduce children to the magic and wonder of fairy tales. Classic characters are brought to life at each turn of the page with spellbinding artwork and lyrical writing. A visual glossary at the beginning introduces new vocabulary and promotes understanding. A lively activity at the end invites discussion and will make even the very youngest children want to return to these story books again and again. Fairy tales are a vital introduction to the basics of storytelling like setting, characters and plot. They boost a child's imagination and also teach valuable life lessons about good overcoming evil, the difference between right and wrong and the importance of rising to a challenge. In this story, young readers can navigate a beanstalk maze, choosing the branches that will lead them to the giant's castle. Also available: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood.
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    Jane Austen at Home

    By Lucy Worsley
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    Lucy Worsley
    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'This is my kind of history: carefully researched but so vivid that you are convinced Lucy Worsley was actually there at the party - or the parsonage.' Antonia Fraser'A refreshingly unique perspective on Austen and her work and a beautifully nuanced exploration of gender, creativity, and domesticity.' Amanda Foreman'Brilliant and very moving, this book is a fascinating and original exploration of Jane Austen with lots of new material - Worsley brings Austen to life superbly, through her pages she is a flesh and blood woman, intelligent, powerful, contradictory, loving, loved. A magnificent book.' Kate WilliamsOn the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, historian Lucy Worsley leads us into the rooms from which our best-loved novelist quietly changed the world.This new telling of the story of Jane's life shows us how and why she lived as she did, examining the places and spaces that mattered to her. It wasn't all country houses and ballrooms, but a life that was often a painful struggle. Jane famously lived a 'life without incident', but with new research and insights Lucy Worsley reveals a passionate woman who fought for her freedom. A woman who far from being a lonely spinster in fact had at least five marriage prospects, but who in the end refused to settle for anything less than Mr Darcy.
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  • Julia Lathrop

    By Miriam Cohen
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    Miriam Cohen
    Julia Lathrop was a social servant, government activist, and social scientist who expanded notions of women's proper roles in public life during the early 1900s. Appointed as chief of the U.S. Children's Bureau, created in 1912 to promote child welfare, she was the first woman to head a United States federal agency. Throughout her life, Lathrop challenged the social norms of the time and became instrumental in shaping Progressive reform. She began her career at Hull House in Chicago, the nation's most famous social settlement, where she worked to improve public and private welfare for poor people, helped establish America's first juvenile court, and pushed for immigrant rights. Lathrop was also co-founder of one of America's first schools of social work. Later in life she became a leader in the League of Women Voters and an advisor on child welfare to the League of Nations. Following Lathrop's life from her childhood and college education through her social service and government work, this book gives an overview of her enduring contribution to progressive politics, women's employment, and women's education. It also offers a look at how one influential woman worked within the bounds of traditional conventions about gender, race, and class, and also pushed against them.

    Just Like My Daddy

    By David Melling
    Authors:
    David Melling
    From the creator of the bestselling Hugless Douglas, this humorous, touching tale is a celebration of dads everywhere - even if they are moody, lazy and good at pretending to be busy!A striking new edition of this bestselling picture book.One little lion cub can't wait to grow up and do everything just like his dad.David Melling is one of the UK's best-loved author-illustrators and his stories combine brilliantly imaginative illustrations with an endearing sense of what it is like to be a small child learning about the world.
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    Jefferson

    By John B. Boles
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    John B. Boles
    Not since Merrill Peterson's Thomas Jefferson and the New Nation has a scholar attempted to write a comprehensive biography of the most complex Founding Father. In Jefferson, John B. Boles plumbs every facet of Thomas Jefferson's life, all while situating him amid the sweeping upheaval of his times. We meet Jefferson the politician and political thinker-as well as Jefferson the architect, scientist, bibliophile, paleontologist, musician, and gourmet. We witness him drafting of the Declaration of Independence, negotiating the Louisiana Purchase, and inventing a politics that emphasized the states over the federal government - a political philosophy that shapes our national life to this day. Boles offers new insight into Jefferson's actions and thinking on race. His Jefferson is not a hypocrite, but a tragic figure - a man who could not hold simultaneously to his views on abolition, democracy, and patriarchal responsibility. Yet despite his flaws, Jefferson's ideas would outlive him and make him into nothing less than the architect of American liberty.

    Just Life

    By Neil Abramson
    Authors:
    Neil Abramson
    An unidentified virus is spreading through a New York City neighborhood. Desperate for answers, the medical community can only determine the cause is zoonotic, their theory shifting from an avian-source to canine. Despite the lack of information, the politically ambitious governor calls in the National Guard to enforce a quarantine of all dogs. As the situation escalates, veterinarian Samantha Lewis and her loyal crew must protect the animals in their no-kill shelter. But when Samantha is forced to secure the help of her estranged father, she will have to confront the painful past that haunts her. As he did in UNSAID, Neil Abramson explores the interconnectedness of humans and the animals who share our homes and lives, in a timely novel that will resonate long after you've turned the last page.
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    Jax (A Bastard Novel)

    By J. L. Perry
    Authors:
    J. L. Perry
    My name is Jaxson Albright. My friends call me Jax. I was brought up privileged, and I was supposed to follow in my father's footsteps and move into politics, but I had other plans. To my family's disgust, I'm inked, I'm pierced and I own and run a tattoo parlour in the hip suburb of Newtown, Sydney. I fit in here. I can be the man I was destined to be. But I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for my saviour, Candice. My pink haired angel. We grew up in the same circle - like me, she's an outcast. I have been in love with her for as long as I can remember. I can't get her out of my head. She still owns my damn heart. If you loved the emotional journey J.L. Perry took you on in BASTARD and HOOKER, you'll lose yourself entirely in JAX.'J.L. Perry has captured every gut wrenching emotion in this poignant story of love, betrayal and reconciliation . . . Loved every word.' CLiK Book Blog'An incredibly powerful, sexy and touching love story that will always hold a place in my heart.' RBTL Book Promotions'What can I say, if I could give this more than 5 stars I would. You'll laugh, cry and scream your heart out because it is a beautiful story.' Goodreads reviewer'A rollercoaster of a ride for these two and I felt like I was with them through it all.' Amo and Sarah's Book Corner'WOW!!!! This book blew me away and broke me into pieces. I've been intrigued by Jax, and his story, since reading Bastard and couldn't wait for this.' Goodreads Reviewer'J. L. Perry you are exceptional. Jax's book was everything. It deserves way more than 5 stars.' Goodreads Reviewer'As soon as I started Jax I couldn't put it down. It had me up until 2 am where I finally admitted I needed sleep at 50%. Needless to say, the first thing I did when I woke up was dive back into Jax's story and I didn't stop reading until I finished.' Lost to Books'Highly recommended read for lovers of true romance, hot sex scenes, a great sense of humour and not afraid to shed a tear - believe me my heart broke several times whilst reading Jax.' Goodreads Reviewer'What did I just read??!! This novel gripped me from page one and never let go. It had everything you can imagine. By the 35% mark I had laughed until tears, cried from the hurt, and was swooned by Jax. Goodreads Reviewer'OMG where do I start with this book? I now have a new hero in my life under the name of Jax Albright!!' A Book Lovers Emporium Book Blog

    The Jack Lark Library

    By Paul Fraser Collard
    Authors:
    Paul Fraser Collard
    Available together for the first time, The Jack Lark Library by Paul Fraser Collard is complete Jack Lark backstory. **Includes brand-new, never-before-seen prequel: RASCAL** A must-read for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Simon Scarrow. 'An appealing and formidable hero' Sunday Express on The Last Legionnaire'Enthralling' - The Times on The Lone Warrior'Brilliant' - Bernard Cornwell on The Scarlet ThiefFrom gin palace pot boy to a young Private who wears his red coat with pride, The Jack Lark Library reveals the early years of Jack Lark: Soldier, Leader, Imposter. RASCAL: Jack finds himself witness to the execution of Mistress Manning, murderess in the notorious 'Bermondsey Horror' case.ROGUE: When an unlikely ally draws Jack from the East End alleys into the bright lights of a masked ball, he gets a glimpse of another life...RECRUIT:Forced to leave London, Jack is now a young recruit, determined to make his way as a Redcoat.REDCOAT:Jack relishes the camaraderie of barracks life, but four years of harsh discipline hasn't blunted his desire to be more than just a Redcoat...

    Just Living

    By Ruth Valerio
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    Ruth Valerio
    Globalisation and consumerism affect every area of our lives. But it's not just about shopping; these powerful forces shape our personal lives, how we relate to one another, how we view the world - and they are having a seriously detrimental impact both on the lives of the global poor, and on the health of the planet itself.Every Christian in every generation down through the history of the church has had to work out what it means to be a follower of Jesus in their particular culture; for us in the twenty-first century, we must think about discipleship in a globalised, consumerist context. Environmentalist and theologian Ruth Valerio examines these issues in a book that is intellectually rigorous yet practical, and as inspiring as it is challenging.
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    JFK: The Smoking Gun

    By Colin McLaren
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    Colin McLaren
    On 22nd November 1963, the 35th president of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, and his wife Jackie were taking part in a presidential motorcade through Dallas. Thousands lined the streets cheering; others hung out of windows to catch a glimpse of the much-loved First Lady and President. Suddenly, the unthinkable: three shots - bang...bang, bang - rang out. In front of the world, John F Kennedy was fatally wounded. Lee Harvey Oswald was caught. But did he fire the fatal bullet?Who REALLY killed JFK?Fifty years after the tragic events in Dallas, JFK: THE SMOKING GUN solves the ultimate cold case. With the forensic eye of a highly regarded ex-cop, Colin McLaren gathered the evidence, studied 10,000 pages of transcripts, discovered the witnesses the Warren Commission failed to call, and uncovered the exhibits and testimonies that were hidden until now. What he found is far more outrageous than any fanciful conspiracy theory could ever be.JFK: THE SMOKING GUN proves, once and for all, who did kill the President.'A compelling case'THE AUSTRALIAN'Comprehensive and compelling'NEWCASTLE HERALD
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  • Just Like Me!

    By Damian Harvey, Federica Nuccio and Roberta Vottero
    Authors:
    Damian Harvey
    Illustrated by:
    Federica Nuccio and Roberta Vottero
    Just Like Me! is a fun story for young animal and photography fans who are beginning to read on their own. Perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band red.Pete's having so much fun taking pictures of all the animals - but one animal wants to take a picture of Pete!The Tiddlers series features fun stories with a word count of fewer than 50 words for children who are just starting to read. A word list at the beginning of the story allows for a quick check of the reader's ability to read and understand words before reading, and a spot the picture puzzle at the end of the story encourages rereading for pleasure. Compiled in consultation with Catherine Glavina, PGCE and Primary Course Leader, The Centre for Professional Education, University of Warwick.

    Just Like My Mummy

    By David Melling
    Authors:
    David Melling
    From the creator of the bestselling Hugless Douglas, this humorous, touching tale is a celebration of mums everywhere and the perfect companion to Just Like My Dad.One mischievous little lion cub is keen to show how he can act just like his mum. But when it comes to bedtime, there's no one as good as her!David Melling is one of the UK's best-loved author-illustrators and his stories combine brilliantly imaginative illustrations with an endearing sense of what it is like to be a small child learning about the world.
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    The Joy of Socks: A Gourmet Guide to Sockmating

    By Emlyn Rees, Josie Lloyd
    Authors:
    Emlyn Rees, Josie Lloyd
    Everyone has socks. In fact, most people love socks. That said, it's not a subject we discuss openly other than with our friends; we just take it for granted that everyone has lots of socks and has their own socksual preferences.Most of us would admit to having enjoyed a wide variety of socks. We have our favourite socks, of course, but also socks for all sorts of occasions: novelty socks, casual socks, outdoor socks, socks that are a bit racy, socks we admit to and socks that are just downright dirty.Some people are fastidious when it comes to socks, never entertaining the thought of odd socks, while others are definitely on the fifty shades of socks spectrum.Whatever kind of socks you're in to, we hope you find that this guide stimulates your imagination and reassures you that it's OK to love all socks.
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  • Justice Ascending: The Scorpius Syndrome 3

    By Rebecca Zanetti
    Authors:
    Rebecca Zanetti
    Justice Ascending is the third enthralling book in Rebecca Zanetti's The Scorpius Syndrome series, following Mercury Striking and Shadow Falling, perfect for fans of Cynthia Eden, Dianne Duvall and Nalini Singh. Danger has never looked quite so delicious...Before Scorpius, Tace Justice was a good ole Texas cowboy who served his country. After surviving the bacterium, the world became dark, dangerous, and deadly - and so did he. The Vanguard medic is stronger, faster and smarter than before, but he's losing the line between right and wrong. His passion is absolute, and when he focuses it on one woman, there's no turning back for either of them . . . Sami Steel has been fighting to survive alongside Tace, convincing the Vanguard soldiers she's one of them. In truth, Sami is a former hacker turned government agent who worked at The Bunker, where scientists stored both contaminants and cures - and she never wants to go back. Yet when sexual fire explodes between her and Tace, she'll face even that hell again to save him.For more thrilling passion played out against A dangerous race for survival, look for all the titles in The Scorpius Syndrome series: Mercury Striking, Shadow Falling, Justice Ascending.
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    The Jealous Kind

    By James Lee Burke
    Authors:
    James Lee Burke
    From New York Times bestselling author James Lee Burke - an atmospheric, coming-of-age story set in 1952 Texas, as the Korea War rages. On its surface, life in Houston is as you would expect: drive-in restaurants, souped-up cars, jukeboxes, teenagers discovering their sexuality. But beneath the glitz and superficial normalcy, a class war has begun, and it is nothing like the conventional portrayal of the decade. Against this backdrop Aaron Holland Broussard discovers the poignancy of first love and a world of violence he did not know existed. When Aaron spots the beautiful and gifted Valerie Epstein fighting with her boyfriend, Grady Harrelson, at a Galveston drive-in, he inadvertently challenges the power of the Mob and one of the richest families in Texas. He also discovers he must find the courage his father had found as an American soldier in the Great War. Written in evocative prose, The Jealous Kind may prove to be James Lee Burke's most encompassing work yet. As Aaron undergoes his harrowing evolution from boy to man, we can't help but recall the inspirational and curative power of first love and how far we would go to protect it.
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    Jesus Among Secular Gods

    By Ravi Zacharias, Vince Vitale
    Authors:
    Ravi Zacharias, Vince Vitale
    The rise of these secular gods presents the most serious challenge to the absolute claims of Christ since the founding of Christianity itself. The Christian worldview has not only been devalued and dismissed by modern culture, but its believers openly ridiculed as irrelevant. In JESUS AMONG SECULAR GODS, apologetic scholars Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale challenge the popular "isms" of the day, skillfully pointing out the fallacies in their claims and presenting compelling evidence for revealed absolute truth as found in the Bible. This book is fresh, insightful, and important and will provide readers with valuable help in articulating why they believe that Jesus is who He said He is.

    Jovah's Angel

    By Sharon Shinn
    Authors:
    Sharon Shinn
    GOD IS ANGRYThe severest storms ever recorded are ripping Samaria apart. Desert has become swamp, hurricanes howl over ferocious seas. The peoples of a once simple world have turned against their centuries-old faith, embracing new technology, squabbling over land, hopelessly repeating history all over again. The leaders of Samaria - the archangels and Oracles - look on helplessly. Where once they could talk to the heavens, they are now greeted with a terrible silence.It is up to godless Caleb, who dreams of flying like the Angels, to discover the incredible cause of the chaos . . .