The King Who was a King
By H.G. Wells
"The King Who Was a King - The Book of a Film" is a fascinating treatise on the development of film written by H. G. Wells and first published in 1929. Writing at the when cinema was beginning to explode, Wells explores the emerging industry's history, future, and the elements of contemporary film.
By Rita Storey
Would you like to try knitting but don't know where to start? This book is perfect for beginner knitters. It features fantastic projects that will be the envy of your friends. I Love Craft Knitting features instructions for creating 12 knitted crafts from a finger-knit brooch, a scarf and mittens to a family of owls, you'll be amazed how creative you can be. The projects cover different knitting styles and include clothes, accessories and toys so there is something for everyone. Each craft is explained with illustrated step-by-step instructions.The book is part of the I Love Craft series - fantastically fun project craft books for children aged 7+.
Kirstie Allsopp Book 3
By Kirstie Allsopp
Kill 'Em and Leave
By James McBride
'A formidable free-style book that isn't straight biography but a mix of history, street-level investigative reporting, hagiography, Deep South sociology, music criticism, memoir and some fiery preaching' Rolling Stone magazineA Guardian best music book of 2016The music of James Brown was almost a genre in its own right, and he was one of the biggest and most influential cultural figures of the twentieth century. But the singer known as the 'Hardest Working Man in Show Business' was also an immensely troubled, misunderstood and complicated man. Award-winning writer James McBride, himself a professional musician, has undertaken a journey of discovery in search of the 'real' James Brown, delving into the heartbreaking saga of Brown's childhood and destroyed estate, and uncovering the hidden history of Brown's early years.
By Josephine Wilkinson
'An impressive revisionist biography' The TimesLooming out of the encroaching darkness of the February evening was London Bridge, still ornamented with the severed heads of Thomas Culpeper and Francis Dereham; the terrible price they had paid for suspected intimacy with the queen.Katherine now reached the Tower of London, her final destination. Katherine Howard was the fifth wife of Henry VIII and cousin to the executed Anne Boleyn. She first came to court as a young girl of fourteen, but even prior to that her fate had been sealed and she was doomed to die. She was beheaded in 1542 for crimes of adultery and treason, in one of the most sensational scandals of the Tudor age.The traditional story of Henry VIII's fifth queen dwells on her sexual exploits before she married the king, and her execution is seen as her just dessert for having led an abominable life. However, the true story of Katherine Howard could not be more different. Far from being a dark tale of court factionalism and conspiracy, Katherine's story is one of child abuse, family ambition, religious conflict and political and sexual intrigue. It is also a tragic love story. A bright, kind and intelligent young woman, Katherine was fond of clothes and dancing, yet she also had a strong sense of duty and tried to be a good wife to Henry. She handled herself with grace and queenly dignity to the end, even as the barge carrying her on her final journey drew up at the Tower of London, where she was to be executed for high treason.Little more than a child in a man's world, she was the tragic victim of those who held positions of authority over her, and from whose influence she was never able to escape.
Konosuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!, Vol. 3 (Manga)
By Natsume Akatsuki, Masahito Watari
Aqua, her fellow divine misfits, and Kazuma are trying to find a safe place to endure the coming winter, which promises to be harsh and unforgiving! Along the way, however, the group gets caught up in a bit of ghost busting! Will they answer the call?
Konosuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!, Vol. 2 (Novel)
By Natsume Akatsuki, Kurone Mishima
For the first time since being summoned to another world, Kazuma faces his very first winter. Genuinely living in a stable during winter is too miserable to bear. Securing a better quality of life is now the top priority. Soon, he's visited by a chance he never even thought to ask for when he comes upon a request to exorcise some evil spirits haunting a mansion. While she's normally a no-good goddess, Aqua actually seems to be an expert on exorcism so Kazuma replies immediately that he will take on this quest and rare opportunity but what's actually in store for them at this creepy estate...?!
Knock Knock Dinosaur
By Caryl Hart, Nick East
A rhyming dinosaur counting book with a difference from award-winning author Caryl Hart, creator of Supermarket Zoo, and bestselling illustrator Nick East.Knock, knock! Who's at the door?One real live dinosaur!A visit from a dinosaur might sound like fun . . . but when T. Rex's friends turn up too - munching and crunching, skating down the hall and drawing on the walls - it's time for this little boy to panic. What is Mum going to say when she gets home?!Caryl Hart has won the Stockport Children's Book Award, the Oldham Brilliant Books Award, the Rotherham Children's Book Award, and has been shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book Award.Follow Caryl at carylhart.com and @ carylhart1 Find Nick at nickeastillustration.com
Keep Me Safe (Seal Island 1) A gripping emotional page turner with a breathtaking ending
By Daniela Sacerdoti
A lost girl shows a mother and her daughter their way home. Keep Me Safe is the much anticipated new novel from the author loved by over a million readers, Daniela Sacerdoti. Perfect for all fans of Nicholas Sparks and Cecelia Ahern. 'Beautifully written... I could almost hear the sea and the wind. A great book' Lesley Pearse When Anna's partner walks away from their relationship, she is shattered. But it is her little girl Ava who takes it hardest of all. The six year old falls silent for three days. When she does speak, her words are troubling. Ava wants to go home. To a place called Seal. To her other mother.Anna knows to unravel the mystery she must find Seal and take Ava there. She hopes this tiny island will unlock her daughter's memories. But could it also offer a new life... and unexpected love... for Anna too?Praise for Keep Me Safe:'I fell in love with this book' Prima magazine'Beautifully written and atmospheric... I adored Keep Me Safe' The Sun'I couldn't put it down' Daily Mail'Heartwarming and mysterious with great atmosphere' Katie Fforde'I was hooked from the beginning, rooting for the mystery to be unravelled. Softly paced yet captivating. I loved Keep Me Safe' Alice Peterson'Heartwarming and intriguing. An absorbing and mysterious journey to Seal, a place I already want to revisit' Dani Atkins
Korvax the Sea Dragon
By Adam Blade
Battle Beasts and fight Evil with Tom and Elenna in the bestselling adventure series for boys and girls aged 7 and up!In the frozen waters of Drakonia lurks Korvax the Sea Dragon. Tom and Elenna have to face this fearsome Beast if they are to prevent the Evil Wizard Jezrin from reaching the Well of Power...and becoming unstoppable!There are FOUR thrilling adventures to collect in this series - don't miss out! Quarg the Stone Dragon; Korvax the Sea Dragon; Vetrix the Poison Dragon and Strytor the Skeleton Dragon
By James Phelan
'Jed Walker is right there in Reacher's rear-view mirror.' Lee ChildJed Walker has 48 hours to save the world.The countdown has begun ...The world is under cyber attack. The secretive terror outfit, known as Zodiac, are preparing to unleash chaos. The options for the hackers are endless. From massive data breaches, take-downs of critical infrastructure, and commandeering military hardware, nothing networked is safe. Knowing where they will strike is half the battle. The only thing certain is their intent to create a devastating global catastrophe. The US President has the power to enact the Internet Freedom Act - the 'Kill Switch'. Turning off the Net will stop the attacks. But it's not that simple. The US will plummet into pandemonium if electronic communications cease. The rest of the world will follow. One man, ex-CIA operative Jed Walker, has 36 hours to stop the terrorists. But for Jed, Zodiac isn't the only thing he has to worry about. To protect the future he must reconnect with a woman from his past. No matter which way he turns, he has tough choices to make. Not everyone will get out alive. For Walker the countdown starts now . . .Praise for James Phelan:'James Phelan has produced a big, juicy, rollicking tale in the spirit of Robert Ludlum. We haven't seen an international thriller like this for a long time' Jeffery Deaver'A fast and furious ride through a complicated maze of timely political intrigue. James Phelan has earned a new avid fan' Steve Berry'A corker ... Phelan writes in swift, gritty prose, never wasting a word. An espionage novel with grunt.' Sydney Morning Herald
By Caleb Carr
'An extraordinary novel' ObserverIt is the greatest truth of our age: information is not knowledge.Manhattan, September 13, 2023. Vera Price's husband has been murdered, and she wants criminal psychologist Dr Gideon Wolfe to investigate. On a disk she gives Gideon is the information that almost certainly cost her husband his life. For America is still in shock after the murder of its President, and the disk suggests the wrong man has been convicted.The world is drowning in information. And in a sea of unregulated and unverifiable facts, the truth is harder and harder to find. And as Gideon discovers, although there are those who want to put an end to this, their actions have dangerous consequences, not just for him, but for the whole world, for time itself. . . From the massively bestselling author of The Alienist - soon to be a major TV show - comes the most ambitious thriller of our time.
Keeping It Real
By Justina Robson
The Quantum Bomb of 2015 changed everything. The fabric that kept the universe's different dimensions apart was torn and now, six years later, the people of earth exist in uneasy company with the inhabitants of, amongst others, the elven, elemental and demonic realms. Magic is real and can be even more dangerous than technology. Elves are exotic, erotic, dangerous and really bored with the constant Lord of the Rings references. Elementals are a law unto themselves and demons are best left well to themselves.Special agent Lila Black used to be pretty but now she's not so sure. Her body is now more than half restless carbon and metal alloy machinery. A machine she's barely in control of. It goes into combat mode, enough weapons for a small army springing from within itself, at the merest provocation.As for her heart . . . well ever since being drawn into a Game by the elven rockstar she's been assigned to protect, she's not even sure she can trust that anymore either.
The Kim Kardashian Principle
By Jeetendr Sehdev
The New York Times bestseller.How do social media stars generate such obsession - even more than the Hollywood A-list? And what can they teach us about making our own ideas, products and services break through? The world's leading authority on celebrity branding, Jeetendr Sehdev, tackles these questions head on. Sehdev shows why successful images today - the most famous being Kim Kardashian - are not photoshopped to perfection, but flawed, vulnerable, and in-your-face. This total transparency generates a level of authenticity with audiences that traditional marketing tactics just can't touch. The Kim Kardashian Principle reveals the people, products and brands that do it best - from YouTube sensations like Pew Die Pie to taxi-hailing app Uber - and proves why the old strategies aren't working. After all, in a world where a big booty can break the internet, self-obsession is a must-have. No posturing, no apologies, and no shying away from the spotlight.The Kim Kardashian Principle is a fresh, provocative and eye-opening guide to understanding why only the boldest and baddest ideas will survive - and how to make sure yours is one of them.
Kiss and White Lily for My Dearest Girl, Vol. 1
Two girls, a new school, and the beginning of a beautiful friendship.In middle school, Ayaka Shiramine was the perfect student: hard-working, with excellent grades and a great personality to match. As Ayaka enters high school she expects to still be on top, but one thing she didn't account for is her new classmate, the lazy yet genuine genius Yurine Kurosawa. What's in store for Ayaka and Yurine as they go through high school...together?
Kiniro Mosaic, Vol. 2
By Yui Hara
While Alice and Karen have quickly gotten used to life in Japan thanks to the help of their friends, plenty of new experiences still await them--their first school festival, summer vacation, an unforgettable Japanese-style(?) Christmas party, and more! The girls are having the time of their lives in this comedy of cultural exchange, and with any luck, they might even remember to study for their exams too!
Kings of the Wyld
By Nicholas Eames
'An outstanding debut which will make you laugh and cry and hold your breath. This is a book that has it all' - K. J. ParkerClay Cooper and his band were once the best of the best - the meanest, dirtiest, most feared and admired crew of mercenaries this side of the Heartwyld. But their glory days are long past; the mercs have grown apart and grown old, fat, drunk - or a combination of the three. Then a former bandmate turns up at Clay's door with a plea for help: his daughter Rose is trapped in a city besieged by an enemy horde one hundred thousand strong and hungry for blood. Rescuing Rose is the kind of impossible mission that only the very brave or the very stupid would sign up for. It's time to get the band back together for one last tour across the Wyld.'A fantastic read, a rollicking, page-turning, edge-of-your-seat road-trip of a book' - John Gwynne
Konosuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!, Vol. 1 (Novel)
By Natsume Akatsuki, Kurone Mishima
Game loving shut-in Kazuma Sato's life as a young schoolboy in Japan abruptly comes to an early end...or at least it was supposed to. When he opens his eyes, though, he sees a beautiful goddess that offers him a once in an after-lifetime chance to be reborn in a parallel world. The catch is that the world is violent and threatened by a growing evil! Fortunately, he can choose any one thing to bring with him. So he chooses the goddess, Aqua! And so his adventure with his gorgeous companion begins - if he could just get enough money and food to survive, keep his goddess out of trouble, and avoid grabbing the attention of the Demon King's army!
Konosuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!, Vol. 2 (Manga)
By Natsume Akatsuki, Masahito Watari
After being transported to another world, Kazuma is joined by his allies Aqua the goddess, Megumin the magician, and Darkness the crusader. As they conduct more missions to fulfill quests, like purifying a lake while fending off monstrous alligators, they also progress as adventurers, receiving rewards from successful outings and skilling up. But one fateful day, one of the Demon King's terrifying dullahan generals approaches their sleepy beginner city. And somehow, Megumin gets his attention straight away, or should we say, earns his wrath... What are they going to do?!
The Koala Who Could
By Rachel Bright, Jim Field
Fans of The Gruffalo and Giraffes Can't Dance will love this feelgood rhyming story portraying a positive message about facing up to change, something that young children can sometimes struggle with.Sometimes change comes along whether we like it or not . . . but if you let it, change can be the making of you. Kevin the Koala discovers this and more in this delightful picture book from the bestselling creators of The Lion Inside!Stylish art with Jon Klassen appeal and vibrant storytelling from two contemporary stars make this a story to shout about - it will make you laugh, cry and read it every bedtime.'Fabulous rhymes, I'm in love with Kevin and would like to buy this for all my friends' children.' Claudia Winkleman'A feel-good rhyming tale ... Field's Australian animals are a treat' - Bookseller