A new series of Horrible Histories sticker activity books, crammed with quick quizzes, foul facts and savage stickers, the Horrible Christmas Sticker Activity Book covers all things horrible about Christmas time. From terrible trees and putrid puddings, to rotten reindeer, perilous pantomimes and other curious customs – there are tons of foul festive facts inside. With over 500 stickers, get ready to have one cruel Yule!
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In 1837 when rich deposits of copper ore are discovered a huge influx of out-of-work miners flock to the area from Cornwall's far west bringing with them problems alien to the hard-working but easy-going countrymen. Young Goran Trebartha whose working life is divided between two farms finds himself caught between the seemingly incompatible cultures his problems added to when life is further complicated by the arrival of a mine captain and all his female family. Avarice and intrigue the vicissitudes of farming life and the sheer desperation of hungry miners all add to bewildering changes that will irrevocably alter the course of Goran's life.
A megalomaniac Boer frontiersman wreaks hideous vengeance on a Hottentot tribe for undermining the 'natural' order of his universe with their anarchic rival order mocking him and subjecting him to the humiliations of his own all too palpable flesh. A specialist in psychological warfare is driven to breakdown and madness by the stresses of a project of macabre ingenuity to win the war in Vietnam. Both the 18th-century Jacobus Coetzee and the 20th-century Eugene Dawn are in the business of pushing back the frontiers of knowledge and are dealers in death who denounce their own humanity and spurn their feelings of guilt. In these two narratives Coetzee has crystallized in their absurdity and horror the extremes of scientific evangelism and heroic exploration.
In a novel of extraordinary richness the whole sweep of British civilisation unfolds through the story of one place Salisbury from beyond recorded time to the present day. The landscape - as old as time itself - shapes the destinies of the five families. The Wilsons and the Shockleys locked in a cycle of revenge and rivalry for more than 400 years. The Masons who pour their inspired love of stone into the creation of Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral. The Porters descended from a young Roman soldier in exile. And the aristocratic Norman Godefrois who will fall to the very bottom of the social ladder before their fortunes revive.
Buckingham Palace, Stonehenge, Manchester United, The Beatles - Britain does icons like nowhere else, and travel here is a fascinating mix of famous names and hidden gems. Lonely Planet will get you to the heart of Great Britain, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice: inspirational images, 3D illustrations, city walks and recommendations from our expert au-thors planning features and top itineraries to help you plan the perfect trip local secrets and hidden travel gems that will make your trip unique plus features on the Great Outdoors, Literary Britain, the Lake District and Gourmet Great Britain Coverage Includes: Planning chapters, London, Canterbury, Southeast England, Oxford, Cotswolds, Southwest England, Cambridge, East Anglia, Birmingham, the Midlands, the Marches, Yorkshire, Manchester, Liverpool, Northwest England, The Lake District, Cumbria, Newcastle, Northeast England,...
Authors will benefit hugely from this practical book by seeing how effective they can be at helping to promote their own books. Alison Baverstock encourages authors to work with publishers and agents but also explains how to 'go it alone' for authors who plan to self publish. The book covers: how marketing works; what opportunities there are; how authors can help; how to get noticed; how to get local publicity organise a launch event and keep the momentum going after publication. The book also provides authors with a real insight into the publishing process and contains illuminating interviews with everyone concerned: editors marketing people and most importantly authors.
The ways of magic are revealed in nature . . . The secrets are written...
The ways of magic are revealed in nature . . . The secrets are written in meandering streams and drifting clouds whispered by the roaring ocean and cooling breeze echoed through caves and rocks and forests. When you draw a heart in the sand call on the four winds for assistance or ask the rain to wash away a bad habit you are practicing earth magic. By working in harmony with nature we can transform ourselves our lives and our world. This tried-and-true guide offers more than one hundred spells rites and simple rituals you can perform using the powerful energy of the earth. Scott Cunningham was a greatly respected teacher and one of the most influential members of the modern Craft movement. A practitioner of elemental magic for twenty years he wrote more than fifty books including the seminal Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner.
A Man of Action... The life of a paid mercenary makes sense to Special Forces Officer Winslow Grange. The jungles of South America are nothing that the former Green Beret can't handle. A woman's heart, however - that's dangerous territory. Back in Texas, Grange's biggest problem was avoiding Peg Larson and all the complications of being attracted to a live-in employee. Now Grange needs all his training to help regain control of a tiny South American nation and, when Peg arrives unannounced, she's a distraction he can't avoid. If she breaks through his armour, traversing the wilds of the Amazon will be easier than defending himself against her feminine charms...
You don’t have to be a geek to appreciate cool gadgets! Come and take a look at some of the smartest technology ever made in this photographic guide to the amazing inventions that have changed our world,
Who is the Roundabout Man? He doesn't look like a tramp yet he lives on a roundabout in a caravan and survives on the leftovers from a nearby motorway service station. He calls himself Quinn the name of a boy in a world-famous series of children's books but he's nearer retirement than childhood. What he hopes no one will discover is that he's the real Quinn immortalised as a child by his mother in her entrancing tales about a little boy's adventures with his triplet sisters. It is this inheritance he has successfully run away from - until now. When Quinn's reclusive existence is invaded he has to turn and face his past and all the uncomfortable truths it contains about himself his sisters and most of all his mother. By the author of Astonishing Splashes of Colour and The Man Who Disappeared The Roundabout Man delivers a wittily observed slice of modern life as it plumbs the gulf between...
“Marcus! Coach Williams is making us do his Super Fit Training Program again tomorow,” said Sandy. “Oh no, I could hardly move my legs after last week,” said Marcus. Fast Forward Instructional Texts are especially designed for teacher-led guided or shared reading sessions with less-able readers (either individuals or groups at the same level) and form the core of Fast Forward’s finely-levelled approach. Vibrant illustrations and photographs are paired with engaging, varied topics and stories to ensure that there’s something for every type of reader. Audio to accompany each Instructional Text can be downloaded from www.scholastic.co.uk/fastforwardaudio. Fast Forward books are for struggling readers, but with an interest level of 9-14 years. To ensure that children are given every opportunity to succeed in their reading, the introduction of new words is one new word for every 16 known...
'I liked playing trains with my dad when I was seven or eight. But I'm eleven now. Where's the excitement ...Where's my life?' Tim's family is the most boring family in the world and he's fed up. He wants fun! Thrills! Adventure! And school's just as boring too. But one day a phantom message about Tim appears and everything changes. Who is the day-glo scribbler - and what's so special about chickens anyway?
14 000 Things To Be Happy About" is the mesmerizing bestseller that celebrates all the little things that make life worth living. Any random page is an instant pick-me-up and reading it is as irresistible as popcorn. It includes: new babies; a well-crafted chair; having a sense of your own space; a real person answering the phone; peninsulas; leaves snuggled around the foundations of old country houses; and staying home on New Year's Eve. Now revised and updated with 1 500 new entries - the feel of the fur in Ugg boots a favourite television program. "14 000 Things To Be Happy About" is a panacea for a new time and a new generation an antidote to the all-too-many things we might be unhappy about."
Northern Fires For construction foreman Sven Sorenson, Alaska is close to heaven. Unfortunately, there’s one thing missing – women! Finding the right girl is impossible. Especially since he can’t keep his mind – or his hands – off the wrong one! High-flying bush pilot Juliette Miller’s not interested in commitment. She’s tried that twice. But her attraction to Sven is sizzling and maybe third time really is lucky. Bringing Home a Bachelor In the kitchen, chef Melinda Edgeworth creates pure magic. Too bad that doesn’t translate into her personal life. Luckily for her, Pete Dale has her in his sights. The sizzle between them is almost too intense and Melinda walks away with a definite smile on her face. But their one night won’t stay that way. Working together, their chemistry is interfering with their jobs, and the delicious solution is to get this attraction out of their systems!
Walking is one of Britain's favorite leisure activities and this great pocket-sized walking guide to Wiltshire features a variety of mapped walks to suit all abilities. Contained within the guide are 50 walks of 2-10 miles and all the practical detail you need accompanied by fascinating background reading on the history and wildlife of the area and an introduction to each walk. All walks are annotated with local points of interest and places to stop for refreshments. And every walk is given a summary of distance time gradient level of difficulty type of surface and access landscape dog friendliness parking and public toilets.
Varjak Paw is a Mesopotamian Blue kitten. He lives high up in an old house on a hill. He’s never left home, but then his grandfather tells him about the Way – a secret martial art for cats. Now Varjak must use the Way to survive in a city full of dangerous dogs, cat gangs and, strangest of all the mysterious Vanishings. #primary-092016 #bookpacks-0816 #rrchildrens