Once their ducklings have hatched, ducks will immediately go in search of water. At these times, crossing a busy road is hazardous. Luckily, Grace and Amy’s family (new characters to the PM series) come to the rescue. Turquoise level titles develop children’s understanding of topics with clusters of books on related subjects. High-interest themes such as danger, courage, kindness, bullying and anger are introduced. PM Plus Storybooks feature a classic story structure with tension, climax and resolution to engage young readers. The books have been written using carefully selected vocabulary to ensure children experience reading success.
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Can you hold on to your humanity when you're a monster? How do you face the present if you're haunted by the past? Where can you turn when you're trapped in a living nightmare? For B Smith death is not the end!
Enticed by advertisements for a newly restored palatial hotel and filled with visions of a life of leisure good weather and mango juice in their gin a group of very different people leave England to begin a new life in India. On arrival they are dismayed to find the palace is a shell of its former self the staff more than a little eccentric and the days of the Raj long gone. But as they soon discover life and love can begin again even in the most unexpected circumstances.
From an era when the postal service was in its heyday and a postcard mailed in the morning would arrive the same afternoon to inform friends or relatives that you would be joining them that day for tea comes this collection of pictorial memories of Braintree and Bocking and a few of the surrounding villages. Many of the scenes will still be instantly recognisable but others will need more careful scrutiny. Changes have often been extensive. This fascinating collection of nearly 200 old photographs has been selected from the authors' own private collections and will provide residents old and new with a wealth of nostalgic delight.
One rainy morning Commissario Brunetti and Ispettore Vianello respond to an emergency call reporting a body floating near some steps on the Grand Canal. Reaching down to pull it out Brunetti's wrist is caught by the silkiness of golden hair and he sees a small foot - together he and Vianello lift a dead girl from the water. But inconceivably no one has reported a missing child nor the theft of the gold jewellery that she carries. Brunetti is drawn into a search not only for the cause of her death but also for her identity her family and for the secrets that people will keep in order to protect their children - be they innocent or guilty. From the canals and palazzi of Venice to a gypsy encampment on the mainland Brunetti struggles with institutional prejudice and entrenched criminality to try to unravel the fate of the dead child.
Historical Fiction August 2011 Sir Charles Afforde: the infamous devilish rake has purchased Hollowhurst Castle lock, stock and barrel. All that is left to possess is the castle’s determined and beautiful chatelaine. Roxanne Courland: her youthful, romantic dreams of Charles were shattered long ago, and this unconventional country miss would rather stay a spinster than enter a loveless marriage… Only this rake’s devastatingly sensual onslaught is impossible to resist!
Those words bewildered Tanya. How could be anything else? Growing up with him in a Devonshire vicarage, she'd idolized him - until her discovery that he'd seduced her best friend, with tragic consequences. Now, four years on, they were in Hungary for an emotional family wedding, and expected Tanya to listen to his side of the story - and accept that the only man she'd ever loved suddenly wasn't out of bounds... . DESTINY A captivating new trilogy from Sara Wood, Tanya, Mariann and Suzanne - three sisters - each have a date with DESTINY Harlequin Presents: you'll want to know what happens next!
Sally wants to see the sparrows but they wont come down from the tree. Yellow level titles offer opportunities to focus on initial consonants and consonant blends and present children with new vocabulary – one new word is introduced for every 20 familiar words. Each meticulously levelled PM Fiction title features a classic story structure complete with tension, climax and resolution. The stories deal with concepts and experiences that young children can relate to. PM Storybooks cover levels 3–24.
Discover the freedom of open roads with Lonely Planet New Zealand's South Island Road Trips , your passport to uniquely encountering New Zealand's South Island by car. Featuring four amazing road trips, plus up-to-date advice on the destinations you'll visit along the way, you can enjoy whale watching along the Kalkoura Coast or absorb stunning lake scenery at Milford Sound, all with your trusted travel companion. Get to New Zealand's South Island, rent a car, and hit the road! Inside Lonely Planet New Zealand's South Island Road Trips : Lavish colour and gorgeous photography throughout Itineraries and planning advice to pick the right tailored routes for your needs and interests Get around easily - easy-to-read, full-colour route maps, detailed directions Insider tips to get around like a local, avoid trouble spots and be safe on the road - local driving rules, parking, toll roads Essential info...
'I can imagine you at forty ' she said a hint of malice in her voice. 'I can picture it right now.' He smiled without opening his eyes. 'Go on then.' 15th July 1988. Emma and Dexter meet for the first time on the night of their graduation. Tomorrow they must go their separate ways. So where will they be on this one day next year? And the year after that? And every year that follows? Twenty years two people ONE DAY. From the author of the massive bestseller STARTER FOR TEN.
In an old house in Paris that was covered in vines, lived twelve little girls in two straight lines. But in the middle of the night, something happens to Madeline! This classic rhyming story is a firm family favourite.
Intrigue July 2009 There was nothing simple about what Brody Carter needed to do… With any other woman, it would be. But not with Michaela Doucet. He barely knew the provocative beauty and already her face haunted his dreams. Yet he could not let that affect him. He had to protect Michaela from the Lycans who wanted her dead and surrendering to his own desires was not an option. Even if this decision would change his entire life. Even if it was pure madness. Brody had no other choice…did he? BLOODRUNNERS Caught between two worlds, they will stop at nothing in their pursuit of justice…and love.
Nocturne Bites February 2011 Twenty-four-year-old barista Belle Jamison dreams of a better job and a decent love life. Until a crazy scientist spikes her mocha latte! Suddenly Belle can wield the four elements—earth, wind, fire and water—with only a thought. Coffee too hot? No problem. Hair in need of a blow-dry? Done. Gorgeous government agent Rome Masters has been sent to neutralize Belle. But he's not the only one after her. Together they must outrun the rogue agents on their trail and find a way to control her powers. There's just one problem: the sparks Belle and Rome generate are even hotter than the ones flying from her eyes—and with her future on the line, now is the worst possible time to fall in love….
Spot Goes on Holiday" is a classic Spot book by Eric Hill. This is a colourful brighter edition of the classic Spot lift-the-flap board book "Spot Goes on Holiday" which features rescans of Eric Hill's original artwork - perfect for toddlers and children learning to read. When Spot goes to the beach he finds all sorts of fun things to do and even makes a new friend. Praise for Spot: "Spot is one of the essential experiences of childhood". ("Parents Magazine"). Eric Hill's Spot picture books have sold over 50 million copies worldwide since Spot first appeared in 1980. Don't miss any of the Spot lift-the-flap classics: "Spot's First Walk"; "Spot's Birthday Party"; "Spot's First Christmas"; "Spot Goes to School"; "Spot Goes on Holiday"; "Spot Goes to the Circus"; "Spot Goes to the Farm"; "Spot's First Easter"; "Spot's Baby Sister"; "Spot Stays Overnight"; "Spot Goes to the Park"; "Spot Goes to a Party";...
Familiarity can breed contempt and there has been a lot of overkill with the Goldmark family from Mrs Clark but this is a thoroughly enjoyable chapter in their history. Sometimes keeping it simple is best. Very much in the tradition of bygone Medicals Brandon - a down to earth Aussie doctor - is by far my favourite Goldmark brother and he is perfectly complemented by the enchanting Clover seeking to escape from her smothering family. A delight from start to finish. One thing though, I do find myself wondering how a small Outback town could hae enough pregnant women at any one time to make a Maternity Clinic viable? Ten out of ten
Historical Fiction July 2012 High-powered executive Imogen prides herself on being an independent woman who doesn't need a man. She only yields when she's with Giles, a younger colleague who shares her taste for domination and submission. He revels in watching her lose control, while she enjoys his powerful nature and an edge of pain to heighten her pleasure. Imogen is satisfied with their secret arrangement until Giles asks her try shibari, a form of rope bondage;the ultimate ritual in submission and display of trust. His request pushes Imogen beyond her comfort zone, forcing her to explore her boundaries and her relationship with Giles. He's already her master in the bedroom, when she allows it. But can she let herself take their bond to the next level