By Charles Platt
Trained to evaluate computer errors, Tom McCray serves as the Protektor to a pacifistic system that serves the entire known universe, but a band of hardcore cyberpsychos sabotage the system by turning virtual reality inside-out.
The Playboy Bachelor
By Rachel Van Dyken
Margot McCleery refuses to let Bentley Wellington weasel his way into her life. After her grandmother bids on him at an auction - and wins - she discovers they're stuck together for thirty days. In the same house. Under the same roof. Eating the same food.She'd rather push him off a cliff than have anything to do with the notorious playboy. But his smiles start breaking down her defenses, not to mention the compliments, the flowers, the conversations. And since her parents' death he's the only man who's ever looked at her like she wasn't broken.Bentley Wellington has never wanted for anything. Until now. His sexual prowess is legendary. The list of women he's seduced - endless. So proving himself to his grandfather by cheering up the shy romance novelist Margot McCleery - easy. At least it should be, but the minute he meets the woman, she sees right through him, and rather than fall for his easy charm, she fights him at every turn. It's going to take more than his playboy ways to win her over, but relying on his heart has never been an option - after all, why rely on something so easily breakable?
Philip's 2018 Stargazing Month-by-Month Guide to the Night Sky Britain & Ireland
By Heather Couper, Nigel Henbest
"IF YOU BUY JUST ONE GUIDE... YOU WON'T DO BETTER THAN THIS" BBC Sky at Night Magazine Now out: 2018 edition packed with new features12 month-by-month Night Sky Maps for year-round stargazingMonthly Calendar of moon phases and special events in 2018Planet Watch: the best viewing days for planets in 2018Dark Sky Map of the UK - find the darkest skiesPlus: Expert advice on what to see each month from Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest, Philip's internationally renowned authors. The Solar System Almanac explains the movement of the planets, with particular attention paid to their positions in 2018. Solar and lunar eclipses, meteor showers and comets are also described. Exploring the Deep Sky provides a list of recommended deep-sky objects. the observer can use the monthly charts to discover which constellations are on view, and then use this information to plan deep-sky observing. Expert Robin Scagell's Equipment Review looks at the pros and cons of Stargazing with binoculars or telescope and offers advice for both. And all superbly illustrated with photographs taken by the best amateur photographers illustrating the night skies.
By James Nixon
Find out who are the top footballers in the world today and what makes them so great. Featuring over 50 superstars, from tough-tackling defenders and midfield destroyers to superb shot-stoppers and prolific goalscorers.The Football World series takes a broad look at football on the world stage, covering players, leagues, competitions and the history of football. Each title includes statistics and fun facts and is perfect for football fans aged 8 and up who want to know it all.
A People without a Past
By Jaan Kross
The second part in an epic historical trilogy - The Estonian answer to Wolf Hall - by the nation's greatest modern writer The year is 1563, and by any account Balthasar Russow can be said to have risen in the world. Fresh from his studies in the German town of Stetten, he has assumed the role as pastor of Tallinn's Holy Ghost Church. Moreover, he is betrothed to a maiden of the town - much to the chagrin of her father, who has no wish to welcome peasant stock to the family when there is no shortage of upstanding young German men - and is poised to begin the chronicle that will ensure his everlasting fame.But tribulations still await the now not-quite-young Pastor - Livonia is still plagued by foreign powers, with Tallinn braced to withstand a prolonged Muscovite siege. And he will discover that marriage is often a battlefield in itself.Translated from the Estonian by Merike Beecher
By David West
Professor Pete knows lots about all sorts of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals. Learn all about plated dinosaurs from pronouncing their difficult names to facts about their weight, what they eat, how fast they can run and where they used to live in the world. Children will soon become dinosaur experts.Following the same style as Nora the Naturalist's Animals and Safari Sam's Wild Animals, Professor Pete's Prehistoric Animals are brilliant introductory books for young readers aged 5+ in the high-interest area of dinosaurs.
Psychic Ability, Orion Plain and Simple
By Ann Caulfield
A practical guide to unlocking your intuition and discovering the power of perception.Everyone is born with intuitive powers that range from normal to the intense. This book helps readers to discover and to expand their psychic abilities. Included here are examinations of:TelepathyDreamsChakrasDowsingAstral travelScryingMental mediumshipThis is a practical accessible guide that makes all things psychic easy to understand and practice.
By Adrian Goldsworthy
The Pax Romana is famous for having provided a remarkable period of peace and stability, rarely seen before or since. Yet the Romans were first and foremost conquerors, imperialists who took by force a vast empire stretching from the Euphrates in the east to the Atlantic coast in the west. Their peace meant Roman victory and was brought about by strength and dominance rather than co-existence with neighbours. The Romans were aggressive and ruthless, and during the creation of their empire millions died or were enslaved.But the Pax Romana was real, not merely the boast of emperors, and some of the regions in the Empire have never again lived for so many generations free from major wars. So what exactly was the Pax Romana and what did it mean for the people who found themselves brought under Roman rule?Acclaimed historian Adrian Goldsworthy tells the story of the creation of the Empire, revealing how and why the Romans came to control so much of the world and asking whether the favourable image of the Roman peace is a true one. He chronicles the many rebellions by the conquered, and describes why these broke out and why most failed. At the same time, he explains that hostility was only one reaction to the arrival of Rome, and from the start there was alliance, collaboration and even enthusiasm for joining the invaders, all of which increased as resistance movements faded away.A ground-breaking and comprehensive history of the Roman Peace, Pax Romana takes the reader on a journey from the bloody conquests of an aggressive Republic through the age of Caesar and Augustus to the golden age of peace and prosperity under diligent emperors like Marcus Aurelius, offering a balanced and nuanced reappraisal of life in the Roman Empire.
The Pest in the Nest
By Julian Gough, Jim Field
Gorgeously illustrated and with a classic feel, this is a brilliantly funny story of a rabbit and a bear who discover that things are always better when they're shared with a friend. Ideal for readers moving on from picture books.'A perfect animal double-act.' (The Times, Book of the Week)'PEACE AND QUIET,' shouts Rabbit. 'THAT'S ALL I WANT.'Owch. He's hurt his own ears again.What with Bear's snoring, and a BANG!BANG!BANG! noise from up in the tree, Rabbit knows that Something Simply Has To Be Done.But high in the branches, perhaps Bear can show Rabbit how to see the world from a different place ...From novelist and playwright Julian Gough, and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field, this is a tale of friendship, wisdom, and how to be REALLY NOISY.'Rabbit's Bad Habits is a breath of fresh air in children's fiction, a laugh-out-loud story of rabbit and wolf and bear, of avalanches and snowmen. The sort of story that makes you want to send your children to bed early, so you can read it to them.' Neil Gaiman
By Pat-a-Cake, PJ Masks
It's time to be a hero! By day, they are Connor, Greg and Amaya, but by night they are Catboy, Gekko and Owlette, the PJ Masks. This cool adventure storybook is based on the episode 'Catboy's Two-Wheeled Wonder' - when the PJ Masks discover that their super vehicles have gone missing, they must rely on their bicycles to catch Romeo and get them back. Catboy is not sure that he will be able to catch Romeo on his bicycle, but eventually the PJ Masks work together to beat the baddie. PJ Masks all shout hooray!Also available: PJ Masks: Battle of the HQs and PJ Masks: Meet the PJ Masks sticker book, PJ Masks: Annual 2018 PJ Masks (c) Frog Box / Entertainment One UK Limited / Walt Disney EMEA Productions Limited 2014
Philip's Street Atlas Shropshire and Telford
- The only atlas with all the named streets in Shropshire. - Updated edition for 2017 with new business parks and estates added. - From Philip's, the UK's leading publisher of county street atlases. - Street maps show car parks, schools, hospitals and many other places of interest. Practical route-planning section showing all A and B roads.BRIDGNORTH, LUDLOW, MARKET DRAYTON, NEWPORT, OSWESTRY, SHREWSBURY, TELFORD, WELLINGTON, WHITCHURCH Albrighton, Alveley, Baschurch, Bayston Hill, Bewdley, Bishop's Castle, Broseley, Chirk/Waun, Church Stretton, Cleobury Mortimor, Craven Arms, Dawley, Donnington, Edgmond, Ellesmere, Gobowen, Knighton/Tref-y-Clawdd, Madeley, Much Wenlock, Oakengates, Pentre, Pontesbury, Prees, Shawbury, Shifnal, Tenbury Wells, Trefonen, Welshpool, Wem, Weston Rhyn, Whittington, Worfield, Wrexham.This fully updated Philip's street atlas of Shropshire gives comprehensive and detailed coverage of the region in a convenient spiral-bound format. The route planner shows all the A and B roads, and can be used when driving to get close to the destination before turning to the relevant large-scale street map. The street maps show every named road, street and lane very clearly, with major roads picked out in colour. The maps are at a scale of 1.75 inches to 1 mile, with larger-scale maps at 3.5 inches to 1 mile for the more populated northern part of the county (including Shrewsbury and Telford) and larger town centres in the south. The comprehensive index lists street names and postcodes, plus schools, hospitals, railway stations, shopping centres and other such features picked out in red, with other places of interest shown in blue. Philip's Street Atlas Shropshire is suitable for both business and leisure use.
Philip's Street Atlas Oxfordshire 5ED Spiral (New Edition)
- The only atlas with all the named streets in Oxfordshire. - Updated edition for 2017 with new business parks and estates added. - From Philip's, the UK's leading publisher of county street atlases. - Street maps show car parks, schools, hospitals and many other places of interest. Practical route-planning section showing all A and B roads.ABINGDON-ON-THAMES, BANBURY, BICESTER, DIDCOT, HENLEY-ON-THAMES, KIDLINGTON, OXFORD, THAME, WITNEY, Adderbury, Benson, Burford, Carterton, Caversham, Chalgrove, Charlbury, Chinnor, Chipping Norton, Cholsey, Cowley, Cumnor, Eynsham, Faringdon, Goring, Grove, Headington, Highworth, Kennington, Lechlade-on-Thames, Middleton Cheney, Pangbourne, Sonning Common, Stokenchurch, Wallingford, Wantage, Wargrave, Watlington, Wheatley, Woodstock, Wootton.This fully updated Philip's street atlas of Oxfordshire gives comprehensive and detailed coverage of the region in a convenient spiral-bound format. The route planner shows all the A and B roads, and can be used when driving to get close to the destination before turning to the relevant large-scale street map. The street maps show every named road, street and lane very clearly, with major roads picked out in colour. The maps are at a standard scale of 3.5 inches to 1 mile. Oxford city centre is shown at 7 inches to 1 mile. The comprehensive index lists street names and postcodes, plus schools, hospitals, railway stations, shopping centres and other such features picked out in red, with other places of interest shown in blue. Philip's Street Atlas Oxfordshire is suitable for both business and leisure use.
A Plague of Swords
By Miles Cameron
ONE ENEMY HAS FALLEN. A GREATER ONE REMAINS. NOW IT'S WAR . . .The Red Knight withstood the full might of his enemy, and won the day. In a victory which will be remembered through the ages, he brought disparate factions together and turned them into allies against a more powerful foe than they had ever seen.Now, he will need his allies more than ever.Because behind one adversary hid another - one with allies of their own - whose goal was never to destroy Alba, but to distract the Kingdom while achieving his true aim. And whatever it is, it's probably not in the Red Knight's interest.With one army defeated, now the Red Knight must fight again . . . and for every one of his allies there is a corresponding enemy. Spread out in different lands, and on sea, it will all come down to one last gamble. And to whether or not the Red Knight has guessed their foe's true intentions.With each throw of the dice, everything could be lost . . .
The Princess and the Pea
By Jasmine Brooke
Help Rapunzel escape from her high tower using a zip wire and a bit of gravity or work out how science and technology can help Little Red Riding Hood fix that wolf once and for all! THis fun and quirky approach takes stories that young readers already know and love, but with the added twist of learning about STEM subjects along the way.For children aged 7+.
Pickles and Ice Cream
By Vicky Jacob-Ebbinghaus, Juarez Rodrigues
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJm1VyB9ENQ&feature=youtu.beHusband-and-wife design team Vicky Jacob-Ebbinghaus and Juarez Rodrigues set up their hugely popular website eatingfortwocookbook.com when they started interviewing pregnant women on their strangest cravings.They 'cooked', tasted, rated and photographed each discovery, giving it the look of haute cuisine and a similarly fancy-sounding name. When they posted these creations on their blog, the crowd went wild with reposts and tags. More and more pregnant women submitted their cravings for the 'Vicki and Juarez treatment' and soon media pundits were raving. Pickles and Ice Cream feature 75 almost- never-before-seen recipes, uniquely beautiful (even if their appeal as food might be questionable) photographs of the recipes, along with the stories of the pregnant women who dreamed them up.
Please Take Me Home
By Clare Campbell, Christy Campbell
In Please Take Me Home, Clare Campbell takes us on a journey with the nation's rescue cats, from being treated as pests throughout history to being the pet of choice today.For a long time, stray cats in Britain were seen as a nuisance and hunted down as vermin. Having invited this wild, independent creature into our homes, humans did not extend their welcome for long. Over time, thousands of cats were subsequently abandoned and left to live on the margins of survival.There were, however, the kind few who sought to help. But these good spirited people were often scorned, even derided as 'mad'. A Princess of Wales was even told to stop helping lost cats in order to avoid a royal scandal; the story was kept a secret of state for years. It would take over a century for strays to become the beloved rescue cats of today, with some now gaining celebrity status, such as Downing Street's Larry or Street Cat Bob.Please Take Me Home is a fascinating and insightful history through the ages of the struggle for cats to exist in domesticity alongside mankind.
Princess of Blood
By Tom Lloyd
There's a new Card in the Mercenary Deck - one Lynx isn't sure if he's happy to see or not. The assassin Toil now wears the Princess of Blood on her jacket and even Lynx would admit she's a woman cloaked in chaos and bloodshed.Their new mission is to escort a dignitary to the pious and ancient city of Jarrazir - beneath which lies a fabled labyrinth. Having barely survived their last underground adventure the mercenaries aren't keen for another, but Toil has other plans. Under threat of siege and horrors rising from the labyrinth, even the Mercenary Deck may have to accept that Jarrazir's prohibition laws aren't their biggest problem.
The Portrait Sketchbook
With centuries of artistic wisdom, The Portrait Sketchbook offers everything you need to train your eye, hand, and mind. Explore and experience the creative processes of iconic draughtsmen to realize your own original style; quickly sketch passersby with da Vinci; create a ghostlike form with Seurat; master Ingres' evocation of the most kissable lips; and adopt Freud's liberating directness.Featuring 20 works and a host of helpful prompts from leading artists, critics, and art historians-as well as plenty of blank space to practice in-this sketchbook will guide you to a fresh understanding of the tools, materials, and skills necessary to master this most personal subject.
By Kate Elliott
"Jes will remind readers of fearless Katniss.... Let the games continue!" (Booklist starred review for Court of Fives)Now a Challenger, Jessamy is moving up the ranks of the Fives--the complex athletic contest favored by the lowliest Commoners and the loftiest Patrons alike. Pitted against far more formidable adversaries, success is Jes's only option, as her prize money is essential to keeping her hidden family alive. She leaps at the chance to tour the countryside and face more competitors, but then a fatal attack on her traveling party puts Jes at the center of the war that Lord Kalliarkos--the prince she still loves--is fighting against their country's enemies. With a sinister overlord watching her every move and Kal's life on the line, Jes must now become more than a Fives champion.... She must become a warrior.
Pokémon Coloring Kit
The Pokémon franchise is more popular than ever with the launch of Pokémon GO and new video games Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. The latest in our growing and hugely successful coloring kit series, the Pokémon Coloring Kit includes 10 colored pencils and 46 illustrated cards featuring different Pokémon to color, connected by an accordion fold to create a banner display. Pokémon Trainers of all ages will love bringing their favorite Pokémon to vibrant life with this portable coloring kit. Kit includes:* accordion fold of 46 illustrated cards of various Pokémon characters to color * 10 colored pencils