1979 BY VAL McDERMID
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1979 BY VAL McDERMID
THE FIRST IN A THRILLING NEW SERIES FROM THE QUEEN OF CRIME, AND AN INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER' McDermid is at her considerable best' GUARDIAN' An irresistible and palpable journey' PATRICIA CORNWELL The shadows hide a deadly story . . .
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A Year on Our Farm by Matt Baker
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A Year on Our Farm by Matt Baker
Publisher : Michael Joseph (30th Sept. 2021) Language : English Hardcover : 336 pages ISBN-13 : 978-0241542736 SIGNED COPY   About the Author Matt Baker is our much-loved television presenter, and from Blue Peter, to Countryfile, to The One Show, he has charmed a nation. Matt grew up in County Durham on a hill farm before his career in entertainment began. As a teenager he was a British champion gymnast and when Blue Peter was looking for a new presenter Matt put together a striking showreel somersaulting in the farmyard and riding a unicycle. In his seven years on the show Matt won two BAFTAs for Best Presenter two years in a row and a Royal Television Society Award. Matt has also presented Radio 4's Open Country, Secret Britain, One Man and His Dog, as well as starring in a host of musicals and presenting BBC Sport's Gymnastics coverage for many years. Matt has raised over 40 million pounds for Children In Need with his Rickshaw Challenge, and is also a trustee of the charity. Matt lives with his wife, children, his sheepdogs and his many beloved farm animals.
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Aftershocks by Anne Fine
A family mix-up means Louie has to tag along with his engineer father and his team as they head for a routine job in the farthest flung and most neglected province of the Federation. A massive earthquake, with ensuing tsunami, devastates the entire isolated coastal region, laying bare the other-worldly manner in which the silent and strange Endlanders deal with life, death, and the hinterlands of memory and loss. Their curious and unsettling ways raise ghosts for Louie, who has recently lost his own brother. This modern fable - part ghost-story, part coming-of-age novel, and part astute social and family observation - explores the ways in which grief can affect not only individuals, but communities at large.   a weird and wonderful triumph; a challenging, powerful book – this is Fine at her very best The Times Children's Book of the Week, February 2022 -- Alex O'Connell ― The Times fast-paced and vivid -- Charlotte Cripps ― The Independent The former Children's Laureate never writes the same book twice and this is a startlingly original concept: part a dystopian story of a climate affected future, part very creepy ghost story, part coming of age, part an agonisingly accurate portrait of a family under stress and ultimately a philosophical examination of how individuals and society handle death and grief. If this sounds a lot for a relatively slim novel, be reassured that you are in the hands of an expert who writes without a wasted word... A brilliantly rewarding read. -- Joy Court ― LoveReading4Kids Anne Fine has crafted a story which is gripping, atmospheric, deeply moving and full of wisdom... I am astounded by the power of this book. -- Veronica Price ― V's View from the Bookshelves The most life-affirming book I have read regarding grief and the hold it can have over those who are left behind. -- Sarah Broadley ― My Book Corner blog A very other-worldly novel that explores ideas of loss and grief both on a macroscopic and microscopic level and the kinds of collateral damage that can arise from this within families... how well Anne realises the emotional capacity of boys and how timely that feels amidst discussions on toxic masculinity. -- Jake Hope ― reading consultant ... a gripping supernatural yet spiritual read that will have you on the edge of your seat throughout. -- Emma Kuyateh ― Primary Teacher Bookshelf
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And Away… by Bob Mortimer
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And Away… by Bob Mortimer
The number one bestselling autobiography by national treasure Bob Mortimer.
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Buccaneer Boys (Signed)
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Buccaneer Boys (Signed)
This lavishly-illustrated book traces the history of the aircraft and the tasks it fulfilled. In addition to describing events and activities it provides an insight into the lifestyle of a Buccaneer Squadron and the fun and enjoyment of being a 'Buccaneer Boy' in addition to being part of a highly professional and dedicated force.
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Canberra Boys (Signed)
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Canberra Boys (Signed)
Fascinating accounts from the operators of an English Electric Classic.
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CELEBRATING THE SEASONS WITH THE YOURSHIRE SHEPHERDESS BY AMANDA OWEN
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CELEBRATING THE SEASONS WITH THE YOURSHIRE SHEPHERDESS BY AMANDA OWEN
She lives in tune with nature and Amanda's attitude to food is the same. She believes in buying good, seasonal ingredients when it comes to feeding her family and includes her favourite recipes here, from wild garlic lamb with hasselback roast potatoes to rhubarb and custard crumble cake and Yorkshire curd tart. As inspirational as Amanda herself, this book is a beautiful keepsake that will delight everyone who has followed her adventures so far.
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Cheesed Off! by Jake Hope
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ UCLan Publishing (3 Mar. 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 32 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1912979748
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1912979745
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ Baby - 7 years
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It's time for a P-A-R-T-Y and you're invited!

  Join the fun with photos, presents, party foods and some special surprise guests in this enjoyable and engaging story...   "Whisker twitchingly fun!" - The Daily Mouse's Nose Paper   "A brie-lliant party story!" The Cheesy Smellograph
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Christmas Poems by Carol Ann Duffy
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Christmas Poems by Carol Ann Duffy
Publisher : Picador; Main Market edition (25 Nov. 2021) Language : English Hardcover : 240 pages ISBN-13 : 978-1529038743   SIGNED LIMITED EDITION   For a decade, while she was Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy gifted her thousands of readers an illustrated poem every Christmas, transporting them in one year to a seventeenth-century festival on the frozen Thames, in another to Western Front to witness the famous 1914 truce, then to a sweet winter’s night in the South of France with Pablo Picasso and his small dog. Christmas Poems showcases Duffy’s bold and innovative voice, alongside gorgeous artwork from Rob Ryan, David De Las Heras and Lara Hawthorne, amongst others. These ten much-loved poems are gathered together for the first time in this compendium to make a perfect gift for old friends celebrating a decade’s tradition or those experiencing the magic of Duffy’s festive verse for the first time.
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Diamond by Jessie Keane
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Diamond by Jessie Keane
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Hodder & Stoughton (3 Feb. 2022) Language ‏ : ‎ English Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 544 pages ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1529363047 ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1529363043 Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 16 x 4.8 x 23.6 cm   SIGNED COPY BEHIND EVERY STRONG WOMAN IS AN EPIC STORY... In the early years of the last century, a desperate young girl changes her name and flees the confines of her brutal, dominating gangland family in London. Now calling herself 'Diamond Dupree', she goes to Paris to become an artist's model but the world there is different to what she had supposed it would be and she soon falls on hard times. When she manages to escape at the end of the First World War, she leaves behind her a mystery - and a dead man. Back home in London, she reluctantly re-joins the Soho family 'firm' she'd once been glad to leave behind. Having grown tougher during her time in Paris, she soon becomes a force to be reckoned with, a feared and respected gangland queen. But then she meets Richard Beaumont, the youngest son of a wealthy aristocratic family, and sparks fly. But can she escape the long arm of the law and the hangman's noose, when the crimes of her past finally catch up with her?
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Free Speech: And Why It Matters
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Free Speech: And Why It Matters
ISBN: 978-0349135380 Author: Andrew Doyle Cover: Paperback Pages: 144 Language: English Category: Democracy, Religious History of Christianity, Political Science   Each book is sold with a signed bookplate (Publication Date - 25th Feb 2021)   The Keystone of Civilisation Free speech is one of the most important issues of our time. With increased political division, more and more are calling for greater restrictions on our ability to speak our minds. In this incisive and fascinating book, Andrew Doyle addresses the most common concerns of free speech sceptics, and offers a timely and robust defence of this most foundational of principles. Over the past decade, many people have detected a pattern of minor changes in our culture. A new identity-based conceptualisation of ‘social justice’ has brought with it a mistrust of unfettered speech, appealing for greater intervention from the state. And yet without free speech, no other liberties exist. In the age of identity politics – with the collusion of Big Tech enabling some voices to be heard and silencing others, such as Parler – defenders of the concept run the risk of being accused of complicity with those considered repellent. But there is no contradiction in holding individuals in contempt for their repugnant views and simultaneously defending their right to express them. We all have a right to incivility, just as we have the right to opinions that are considered to be beyond the purview of permissible thought. Likewise, those who wish to criticise such forms of dissent are free to express their disapproval however they see fit within the law. This is the liberal system, and it works. Andrew Doyle believes the concept of free speech is nothing less than the keystone of our civilisation. Readers may have reservations about this view. Readers may believe that unlimited speech enables the worst elements among us to commit harm. But a society that abandons freedom of expression risks exacerbating the very problems about which many of us are rightly concerned. ‘Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.’ – John Milton, Areopagitica Andrew Doyle is a writer, broadcaster and satirist whose commentary on political and cultural issues is regularly published in the national press. He is a panellist on The Moral Maze (BBC Radio 4) and often appears on Sky News. In 2019, he toured the UK with his stand-up show Friendly Fire. He is the author, as Titania McGrath, of the satirical books Woke: A Guide to Social Justice and My First Little Book of Intersectional Activism. He has a doctorate in Renaissance literature from the University of Oxford, where he also worked as a stipendiary lecturer. He was formerly a Visiting Research Fellow at Queen's University, Belfast.  
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Frontline by Dr Hilary Jones
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Frontline by Dr Hilary Jones
Publisher : Welbeck (2nd Sept. 2021) Language : English Hardcover : 464 pages ISBN-13 : 978-1787397521 SIGNED COPY   Review 'The doctor hits the spot and deserves to be read' Jeffrey Archer 'My diagnosis is that Frontline is a story to get the heart racing' Daily Express 'An enthralling tale and Jones' medical expertise never gets in the way of the action' Daily Mirror 'Dr Hilary is a master storyteller, and Frontline is an utterly absorbing page-turner' Lorraine Kelly, CBE 'Frontline succeeded where (Sebastian Faulks') Birdsong failed; in actually making me cry' National Federation of Pensioners magazine. Book Description The first book in a series charting the rise of a prominent British medical family in the twentieth century. From wars to a pandemic, the discovery of penicillin to the birth of the NHS, successive generations of the Burnett family are at the vanguard of life-saving developments in medicine. About the Author Doctor Hilary Jones is a General Practitioner and regular contributor to multiple newspapers and television shows. He is a well-known and trusted face to millions in the UK.
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