All you need is love? Not according to W. H. Collingridge, the author of this essential guide to finding, wooing, and securing a suitable partner. Originally published in 1855, this brisk, no-nonsense handbook still has much to teach lovers and their suitors today. Love is a perilous business and the task of choosing a partne... read more
The perfect gift for any bibliophile, the Book Lover taps into a world of endless new chapters, compelling characters and evocative poems with words like desire, epic, inspire, magic, and mystery.
In a collection guaranteed to provoke both laughter and thought, 14 timeless fairy tales are revisited and reworked to become relevant fables for more modern times. These hilarious adaptations satirize and sanitize the sexist, racist, nationalist, ageist, sizeist, ethnocentrist, and phallocentrist biases of classic bedtime st... read more
|Author:||Alexander McCall Smith|
Well before Precious Ramotswe founded her Number One Ladies' Detective Agency, as an eight-year-old girl she was already solving mysteries. Here in this delightful, new, enchanting tale for children, we see how the young Precious became the crafty and intuitive private investigator we all know and love!
The letters in this book reflect the thoughts, feelings, questions and complaints that a selection of New Zealand children aged 6 – 11 wanted to express to and about their Mums. Their letters offer an unswerving perspective on how children see their Mums. Like children themselves the letters are poignant, often hilariou... read more
Meerkats seem to get everywhere these days. But what to do with all the corpses when they reach the end of their fluffy little lives? Don't just throw them away! Why not turn one upside down and use it as a penholder? Or cut it in half and use it to replace a table leg? Peppered with brilliant, mercilessly dark humour, 101 Us... read more
This book showcases the best and most humorous quotes from George R.R. Martin's favourite character Tyrion Lannister, the worldly, jaded, funny, highly intelligent, cynical, womanizing star of the books. A perfect stocking-filler for every fan of the books, and of HBO's award-winning television series. 'I only need half my wi... read more
|Author:||W. B. Gooderham|
Books are amongst the most personal of gifts. The book we choose to give a loved one is informed by our intimate knowledge of their personal histories and their tastes. Often, when we gift books, we love to explain the meaning behind our present by writing an inscription within its pages. Ordinarily, we hope the gift and its ... read more
Deck the halls with twirling Santas! Rufus Butler Seder's playful, animated Santa will spread Christmas cheer as readers watch him do the unexpected. Forget sliding down chimneys and putting presents under the tree - this Santa runs with presents, blows bubbles, and unicycles his way through the holiday season. Written in the... read more
This visually dazzling exploration of numbers is equal parts playful pop-up book and work of art. From the imaginative designer behind the award-winning alphabet book ABC 3D, this creative twist on the classic counting book reveals how the simplest shapes-just a single line and a circle-become the building blocks for every nu... read more
For more than two thousand years, the fables of Aesop have been enjoyed for the simple, powerful truths they encapsulate so pithily - from the story of the wolf in sheep's clothing to the race of the hare and the tortoise. This charming new compilation with classic illustrations by Arthur Rackham brings together dozens of ... read more
This guide for the woman motorist, first published in 1928, is filled with advice on the art of driving and maintaining one's car, as well as tips on such crucial topics as what to wear when driving, how to prepare for a picnic stop, and how to cope with erratic drivers in mainland Europe.
The question has been popped, the ring has been presented and the celebrations have begun! What's next? Just the wedding. Tops Tips for Grooms presents ingenious ideas for the any groom-to-be, covering the ever-so-stressful months preceding the wedding - including surviving your stag party and choosing your outfit - to the big day itself.
The question has been popped, the ring has been presented and the celebrations have begun! What's next? Just the wedding. Tops Tips for Brides presents ingenious ideas for the any bride-to-be, covering the ever-so-stressful months preceding the wedding - including the hen party and choosing your attire - to the big day itself.
"Don't let ageing get you down. It's too hard to get back up". (John Wagner). Like a valuable antique, maybe your smooth finish has become a little lined and your legs creak from time to time. But don't worry: even if you no longer have all your original parts and nobody can find your instruction manual, it's great to be vint... read more
My dearest darling- That partridge, in that lovely little pear tree! What an enchanting, romantic, poetic present! Bless you and thank you. Your deeply loving Emily Everyone knows the 'Twelve days of Christmas', but not as rewritten by John Julius Norwich in this delightful correspondence, which records the daily thank-you ... read more
Procrastination - just about everyone has struggled with it. This charming, highly readable book by an internationally recognised Stanford philosopher offers a new outlook: instead of focusing on your deficits, recognise the myriad things that you do accomplish while avoiding "the important project." Laced with stealth advice... read more
For over a decade QI has been the smartest comedy show on British television, but few people know that they are also a major legal hit in Australia, New Zealand, Israel and Africa and an illegal one on BitTorrent. They also write books and newspaper columns; run a thriving and recently redesigned website, a Facebook page, a T... read more
Our dogs are our best friends. They are always happy to see us. They comfort us in our times of need. They also eat our shoes, stain our carpets, and embarrass us in front of our guests. Based on the runaway web phenomenon, Dog Shaming features hilarious and adorable photos of petulant pups accompanied by notes detailing thei... read more
This sweet celebration of the magic and wonder of books will delight readers of all ages. Andre Letria's whimsical illustrations of a book as a kite, a tent, a ship and more are paired with Jose Jorge Letria's thoughtful musings on the joys of reading. In the hands of this internationally acclaimed father-and-son duo, a book ... read more