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Talk Like TED
£12.99
Talk Like TED
TED talks have redefined the elements of a successful presentation and become the gold standard for public speaking around the world. TED and associated Tedx conferences are held in more than 130 countries and are being viewed at a rate of 1.5 million times a day. These are presentations that set the world on fire, and the techniques that top TED speakers use are the same ones that will make any presentation more dynamic, fire up any team, and give anyone the confidence to overcome their fear of public speaking. Communications coach and bestselling author of The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs, Carmine Gallo has broken down the top TED talks and interviewed the most popular TED presenters as well as the top researchers in the fields of psychology communications to get their cutting-edge insights and to reveal the 9 secrets of all successful TED presentations. From 'Unleashing the Master Within' and 'Delivering Jaw Dropping Moments' to 'Sticking to the 18-minute Rule' Gallo provides a step-by-step method that makes it possible for anyone to create, design, and deliver a TED-style presentation that is engaging, persuasive, and memorable. Ideas are the true currency of the 21st century, and Carmine Gallo's Talk Like TED gives readers a way to create presentations around the ideas that matter most to them, presentations that will energize their audiences to spread those ideas, launch new initiatives, and reach their highest goals.
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So You Think You’re A Hipster?
£9.99
So You Think You’re A Hipster?
In this witty new book, So You Think Youre A Hipster, author Kara Simsek takes us on a journey of over 50 types of hipster from around the world, examining what it takes to become one of the growing class of unique and alternative. With their 19th century moustaches, vintage bicycles and non-essential prescription glasses, the music journalist takes a tongue-in-cheek look at Trust Fund Artist, Fashionista, Film Maker, Vegan, Cupcake Baker and more, each with their own hilarious illustration.
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How To Be Interesting Book
£7.99 £5.00
How To Be Interesting Book
You want to leave a mark, not a blemish. Be a hero, not a spectator. You want to be interesting. (Who doesnt?) But sometimes it takes a nudge, a wake-up call, an intervention!and a little help. This is where Jessica Hagy comes in. A writer and illustrator of great economy, charm, and insight, shes created How to Be Interesting , a uniquely inspirational how-to that combines fresh and pithy lessons with deceptively simple diagrams and charts.
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The Art of Being Brilliant
£9.99
The Art of Being Brilliant
A pep talk in your pocket This short, small, highly illustrated book will fill you to the brim with happiness, positivity, wellbeing and, most importantly, success! Andy Cope and Andy Whittaker are experts in the art of happiness and positive psychology and The Art of Being Brilliant is crammed full of good advice, instructive case studies, inspiring quotes, some funny stuff and important questions to make you think about your work, relationships and life. You see being brilliant, successful and happy isn t about dramatic change, it s about finding out what really works for you and doing more of it! The authors lay down their six common-sense principles that will ensure you focus on what you re good at and become super brilliant both at work and at home. A richly illustrated, 2 colour, small book full of humour, inspiring quotes and solid advice A great read with a serious underlying message how to foster positivity and bring about success in every aspect of your life Outlines six common-sense principles that will help you ensure you are the best you can be
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Despicable Me 1 and 2 (Includes UltraViolet Copy)
£29.99 £19.95
Despicable Me 1 and 2 (Includes UltraViolet Copy)
Despicable MeGru (Steve Carell) is your average guy at least that's what everyone else thinks. He has a secret that is known by very few; he's a criminal mastermind! He hasn't been in the news for a long time since he stole the Times Square JumboTron. He wants to be in the news once again and be recognised for the genius he is to do so he's about to steal something big. Something very very big; the Moon! To steal the moon he comes up with an ingenious plan. With the use of a shrink ray Gru is able to shrink the moon but before he can do so a cunning super nerd named Vector (Jason Segel) steals the shrink ray from him! Now he must battle Vector in order to become the super villain that he wants to be known as. Gru adopts three young girls to help him with his plan in stealing the shrink ray back but doesn't count on the fact that he may soon become a father to the girls and have a moral decision whether to live his dream or become a good dad. Special Features: Theatrical Feature Commentary Minion Mania App Despicable Me: The Game A Global Effort Gru's Rocket Builder Game Super Silly Fun Land Games Despicable Beats The World of Despicable Me Voices of Despicable Me 3 Mini Movies - Home Makeover Orientation Day Banana Despicable Me 2Get ready for more minion madness! This hilarious animated adventure sees the return of Gru (Steve Carell) who is retiring from the life of a super villain. However he is unwillingly recruited by the Anti-Villain league to help deal with a powerful new super criminal. Supported by the girls the hilarious minions... and a host of new and outrageously funny characters. Special Features: Gru's Girls Gadgets Galore Feature Commentary with Director Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin
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Kandinsky
£8.99
Kandinsky
Painting outside the box. The founder of abstract art. The Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944), who later lived in Germany and France, is one of the pioneers of twentieth-century art. Nowadays he is regarded as the founder of abstract art and is, moreover, the chief theoretician of this type of painting. Together with Franz Marc and others he founded the group of artists known as the "Blauer Reiter" in Munich. His art then freed itself more and more from the object, eventually culminating in the "First Abstract Watercolour" of 1910. In his theoretical writings Kandinsky repeatedly sought the proximity of music; and just as in music, where the individual notes constitute the medium whose effect stems from harmony and euphony, Kandinsky was aiming for a pure concord of colour through the interplay of various shades. Gauguin had demanded that everything "must be sacrificed to pure colors." Kandinsky was the first to realise this and thus to influence a whole range of artists. Every book in TASCHEN's "Basic Art Series" features: a detailed chronological summary of the artist's life and work, covering the cultural and historical importance of the artist; approximately 100 color illustrations with explanatory captions; and, a concise biography.
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The Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes
£18.99 £14.99
The Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes
The Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle are the complete adventures of the original and best detective, containing four novels and fifty-six short stories about the most engaging detective of all time, with a foreword by crime writer Ruth Rendell. The detective Sherlock Holmes - who continues to enthral millions in film and TV adaptations starring actors like Robert Downey Jr and Benedict Cumberbatch - was the creation of Arthur Conan Doyle, whose crime stories have thrilled readers for well over a century. Sherlock Holmes is not only the most famous character in crime fiction, but arguably the most famous character in all fiction. In sixty adventures that pit his extraordinary wits and courage against foreign spies, blackmailers, cultists, petty thieves, murderers, swindlers, policemen (both stupid and clever), and his arch-nemesis Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes, together with his faithful sidekick Doctor John H. Watson, proves himself to be not only the quintessential detective but also the most engaging and entertaining company any reader could ask for. The Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes allows readers to experience the entire case-history of Holmes and Dr. Watson from start to finish - the stories that have spawned such infamous characters as the devilish Moriarty, the devious Irene Adler and, of course, the legendary hound of the Baskervilles ...This edition includes a foreword written by crime writer Ruth Rendell. Penguin also publishes, in individual volumes, A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of Four, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Valley of Fear, His Last Bow and The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes. 'The immense talent, passion and literary brilliance that Conan Doyle brought to his work give him a unique place in English letters. Personally, I'd walk a million miles in tight boots just to read his letters to the milkman' Stephen Fry 'Holmes has a timeless intelligence that puts him head, shoulders and deer-stalker above all other detectives' Alexander McCall Smith 'Now, as in his lifetime, cab drivers, statesmen, academics, and raggedy-assed children sit spellbound at his feet. No wonder, then, if the pairing of Holmes and Watson has triggered more imitators than any other duo in literature' John Le Carre Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) studied medicine at Edinburgh University, where he became the clerk to a surgeon whose diagnostic methods provided the model for the science of deduction perfected by Sherlock Holmes. He set up as a doctor and it was while waiting for patients that he began to write. Sherlock Holmes first appeared in A Study in Scarlet (1887). The Holmes stories soon attracted such a following that Conan Doyle felt the character overshadowed his other work. In The Final Problem (1893) Conan Doyle killed him off, but was obliged by public demand to restore the detective to life.
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The Great Gatsby
£6.99 £5.49
The Great Gatsby
Only Gatsby, the man who gives his name to this book, was exempt from my reaction – Gatsby who represented everything for which I have unaffected scorn. If personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures, then there was something gorgeous about him, some heightened sensitivity to the promises of life, as if he were related to one of those intricate machines that measure earthquakes ten thousand miles away. The Great Gatsby is F. Scott Fitzgerald's brilliant fable of the hedonistic excess and tragic reality of 1920s America. Young, handsome and fabulously rich, Jay Gatsby is the bright star of the Jazz Age, but as writer Nick Carraway is drawn into the decadent orbit of his Long Island mansion, where the party never seems to end, he finds himself faced by the mystery of Gatsby's origins and desires. Beneath the shimmering surface of his life, Gatsby is hiding a secret: a silent longing that can never be fulfilled. And soon, this destructive obsession will force his world to unravel. In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald brilliantly captures both the disillusionment of post-war America and the moral failure of a society obsessed with wealth and status. But he does more than render the essence of a particular time and place, for - in chronicling Gatsby's tragic pursuit of his dream - Fitzgerald re-creates the universal conflict between illusion and reality. 'A classic, perhaps the supreme American novel' John Carey, Sunday Times Books of the Century Like Jay Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) has acquired a mythical status in American literary history, and his masterwork The Great Gatsby is considered by many to be the 'great American novel'. In 1920 he married Zelda Sayre, dubbed 'the first American Flapper', and their traumatic marriage and Zelda's gradual descent into insanity became the leading influence on his writing. As well as many short stories, Fitzgerald wrote five novels This Side of Paradise, The Great Gatsby, The Beautiful and the Damned, Tender is the Night and, incomplete at the time of his death, The Last Tycoon. After his death The New York Times said of him that 'in fact and in the literary sense he created a "generation"'. This Penguin Classics edition is edited with an introduction and notes by Tony Tanner.
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Shout!
£12.99
Shout!
This is the first and best Beatles biography, Norman had close working relationships with each of the Fab Four, having interviewed them many times since 1965 and observed first hand the events that led to the split during 1969-70. The resulting book contained unique insights into the rise of the Beatles, their final years, the chaos of Apple and the collapse of hippy idealism. Now fully updated, and written with all of Norman's trademark verve and skill, this is an essential book for anyone with an interest in pop music, the Sixties and the pleasures and perils of god-like fame. 'Nothing less than thrilling ...the definitive biography' - "New York Times". 'This stands as the first (and still the best) collision of Beatles history and literary depth ...just about everything is rendered with beautiful prose and laser-like insight' - "Q".
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Getting Started in Small Business For Dummies (Paperback)
£12.50
Getting Started in Small Business For Dummies (Paperback)
Ensure success when starting your small business with this must-have introductory guide Have you always wanted to know what it takes to run a successful small business? This easy-to-follow guide includes everything you need to know to get started. Turn your business idea into reality with handy information on all the basics, from learning how to create a strong business plan to developing a solid online presence.*Create your first business plan -- discover how to develop smart business strategies and build a roadmap for success *Learn the legal jargon -- protect your ideas and register your business properly *Market your business strategically -- establish who your key customers are, research your rivals, and create a killer marketing plan *Take the stress out of bookkeeping -- ensure all of your admin is covered, from choosing accounting software to handling petty cash *Master online marketing -- explore different ways to reach customers with keyword optimisation and other online tools Open the book and find: * Advice about being your own boss * Secrets for matching sales goals to savvy marketing strategies * Guidelines for keeping your finances in shape * A step-by-step guide to profit margins * Tips on using social media to promote your business Learn to: * Decide what type of small business is right for you * Put together a winning business plan * Understand your financial and legal obligations * Maximise your online presence
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French Brasserie Cookbook
£20.00
French Brasserie Cookbook
French Brasserie Cookbook. Written by top chef Daniel Galmiche this is a collection of 100 classic French brasserie recipes. An ideal gift for fans of French cuisine, these delicious starters, mains and desserts include Wild Mushroom and Herb Risotto, Grilled Fillet of Sea Bass with Caramelised Lemon and Basil Oil, and Orange Souffle Pancakes. Designed with easy to follow instructions this book makes it easy for anyone to cook mouth watering French cuisine.
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Inferno (Robert Langdon Book 4)
£10.00
Inferno (Robert Langdon Book 4)
Inferno: (Robert Langdon Book 4) - Robert Langdon 4 (Book) by Dan Brown, et al. (2013) Dan Brown’s new novel, Inferno, features renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon and is set in the heart of Europe, where Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centred around one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces. As Dan Brown comments: 'Although I studied Dante’s Inferno as a student, it wasn’t until recently, while researching in Florence, that I came to appreciate the enduring influence of Dante’s work on the modern world. With this new novel, I am excited to take readers on a journey deep into this mysterious realm…a landscape of codes, symbols, and more than a few secret passageways.'
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The Healthy Lunchbox
£4.80
The Healthy Lunchbox
According to the Government's nutritional standards, a child's lunch should contain at least one portion each of fruit and veg, protein (meat or alternative), dairy products and starchy food, such as bread or pasta. But a survey by the Food Standards Agency found that nine out of ten children still take packed lunches to school that contain too much saturated fat, sugar and salt. The Healthy Lunchbox is full of suggestions and ideas to help you provide your child with an appetizing and appealing meal each day. It will explain why many lunchboxes are unhealthy. What a healthy lunch should consist of. What children and adults of different ages should have (size of portions etc). Seasonality. Variety. Encouraging children to experiment. Personalising your lunchbox and making your lunchbox special. How to adapt your lunchbox for different age groups. How to get over children's fears of being different. Dealing with the reluctant/fussy eater and the overweight. Dealing with pester power. How to get kids involved in making their own. What children from other countries take to school. Lunchbox notes.Fiona Beckett provides recipes and menu suggestions and gives her Top Ten lunchboxes (or 12, depending on book size). These are categorised by age (e.g. very small children (4-6)/teenagers), inclination (veggie/non-dairy, wheat-free), time - or lack of it (hard pushed parent with several boxes to make), budget (low cost lunch box), food politics (organic/Fairtrade lunch boxes) or ethnicity (tiffin box/bento box). Finally how to plan a week's meals on the basis of one or two shopping expeditions, and a table with a month's suggestions for lunch boxes, as well as food safety and food hygiene.
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Mastering the Art of Baking
£25.00
Mastering the Art of Baking
"Mastering The Art of Baking" is the first volume in a major new "Murdoch Books" series. "The Mastering The Art of" ...series brings easy-to-follow advice and knowledge to the home kitchen in an accessible and engaging way. Packed with recipes that yield impressive results with little effort, these books are a must-have for anyone who wants to learn more about cooking. With detailed instructions, approachable recipes and step-by-step photographs, each book contains must-know basics within an up-front chapter for easy reference. There is information on how to choose and store ingredients; descriptions and uses of specific ingredients; information on equipment and utensils, as well as basic recipes and techniques. Each book features a comprehensive selection of classic recipes - from simple dishes, to those that require a little more time and skill. Each recipe will include cooking tips, suggestions for flavour combinations and other helpful information. With layers of information designed to nurture and extend cooking skill and knowledge, this series is designed to be a market leader for years to come. "Mastering The Art of Baking" is for both beginners and those passionate about baking who want to extend their skills in this traditional culinary art. With instructive step-by-step techniques for everything from simple biscuits through to contemporary dishes such as strawberry macaron mousse cake, "Mastering The Art of Baking" will fast become your baking bible. Key points: a comprehensive selection of easy-to-follow, approachable recipes; all recipes and techniques will be accompanied by instructional step-by-step photography and clear, concise instructions; special panels and break-out boxes with useful cooking tips, ingredients and utensil information and practical conversion chats; all recipes triple-tested; and, an approachable glossary to help explain any unfamiliar cooking terms.
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Through the Language Glass
£9.99
Through the Language Glass
'Guy Deutscher is that rare beast, an academic who talks good sense about linguistics...he argues in a playful and provocative way, that our mother tongue does indeed affect how we think and, just as important, how we perceive the world' - "Observer". Does language reflect the culture of a society? Is our mother-tongue a lens through which we perceive the world? Can different languages lead their speakers to different thoughts? In "Through the Language Glass", acclaimed author Guy Deutscher will convince you that, contrary to the fashionable academic consensus of today, the answer to all these questions is - yes. A delightful amalgam of cultural history and popular science, this book explores some of the most fascinating and controversial questions about language, culture and the human mind.
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Teach English as a Foreign Language: Teach Yourself - Teach Yourself English as a Foreign Language (Paperback)
£12.99 £9.79
Teach English as a Foreign Language: Teach Yourself - Teach Yourself English as a Foreign Language (Paperback)
*A new edition of this book will publish in June 2014 with the ISBN 9781473601154.* Is this the right book for me? A course to take you from beginner to confident teacher Are you looking for a complete course in teaching English as a foreign language which takes you effortlessly from beginner to confident teacher? Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, Teach English as a Foreign Language will guarantee success! Now fully updated to make your language teaching experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added features within the course and online. Teach English as a Foreign Language includes: Chapter 1: Being a student Chapter 2: Being a teacher Chapter 3: Classroom management and manner Chapter 4: Teaching grammar via a situational presentation Chapter 5: Teaching grammar via a text or recording Chapter 6: Teaching grammar via 'test teach test' Chapter 7: Teaching vocabulary Chapter 8: Checking understanding of meaning Chapter 9: Pronunciation Chapter 10: Practice activities Chapter 11: Receptive skills 1 - Reading Chapter 12: Receptive skills 2 - Listening Chapter 13: Productive skills 1 - Speaking Chapter 14: Productive skills 2 - Writing Chapter 15: Spoken and written mistakes Chapter 16: Correction Chapter 17: Lesson planning 1 - aims Chapter 18: Lesson planning 2 - writing a lesson plan Chapter 19: Lesson planning 3 - anticipating problems Chapter 20: Lesson planning 4 - what would you do if...? Chapter 21: Using course books and other materials Chapter 22: Testing students Chapter 23: Teaching one-to-one Chapter 24: DVDs and other resources Chapter 25: Professional awareness and development Chapter 26: Career prospects and job hunting Chapter 27: A guide to levels Chapter 28: Language glossary Chapter 29: A glossary of terms Chapter 30: Some useful addresses Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. Author insights Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. Test yourself Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. Extend your knowledge Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject. Five things to remember Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. Try this Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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A View from the Bridge
£10.75
A View from the Bridge
'Heinemann Plays' offers contemporary drama and new editions of classic plays. The series has been developed to support classroom teaching and to meet the requirements of Key Stages 3 and 4. The plays are ideal for classroom reading and performance; many have large casts and an equal mix of parts for boys and girls. Each play includes strategies and activities to introduce and use the plays in the classroom. "A View From the Bridge" tells the story of Eddie Carbone, who agrees to shelter his wife's cousins who are seeking refuge in New York as illegal immigrants. Trouble begins when his wife's niece is attracted to Eddie's younger brother. There are 13 parts, ten of which are male and three female.
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Chinese-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary
£8.99
Chinese-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary
Look and learn to recall a wealth of everyday vocabulary in Chinese with this intuitive easy-to-use visual language dictionary. Whether it's for business or pleasure, pick up 6,000 key Chinese words and phrases on a range of subjects: from shopping and eating out, to sport and beyond quickly and easily. Find every word you need to know fast using the clearly labelled colour illustrated scenes from everyday life. Plus, find helpful features on key Chinese nouns, verbs and phrases to improve your understanding. Pocket-sized so you can take it wherever your travels take you.
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How to Sound Clever: Master the 600 English Words You Pretend to Understand...When You Don't (Hardback)
£9.99 £2.50
How to Sound Clever: Master the 600 English Words You Pretend to Understand...When You Don't (Hardback)
How to Sound Clever explains the etymology of 600 key words you really ought to know, but haven't had the time to look up in the dictionary. Each entry features an etymological description as well as useful example phrases so that readers can quickly see the correct context for each word. Anecdotes and witty illustrations appear throughout to make a book that is entertaining and will help the reader to boost their vocabulary. An ideal gift and a useful book for everyone have to hand when they come across a word you should know, but don't. Colin Dexter has described How to Sound Clever thus: 'This admirable book is a wholly welcome antidote to the semi-demi-literacy of the 21st century. Go out and buy it!'
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Learn at Home: My Fast Phonics Folder Pack
£9.99
Learn at Home: My Fast Phonics Folder Pack
My Fast Phonics Folder provides full support for parents who want to help their children at home to practise and reinforce the phonics they are learning at school. Aimed at 4-6 year olds who are learning to read and spell, this great value pack will also help your child get ready for the Year 1 Phonics Check being introduced by the government from June 2012 to check the reading skills of every 6-year-old in England. What's inside My Fast Phonics Folder? * Five colourful Activity Books covering Phases 2-5 for children to revisit what they have already covered in school and reinforce new learning throughout the year. * A CD-ROM containing the Alphabet Song, phonics lessons and many interactive games to enable further practice and fun. * A colourful reward poster with stickers to keep up motivation levels. * A Parent Guide explaining what phonics is and including tips and advice to help parents get the most out of the resources in the pack. * Practice Screening Checks on the CD-ROM to give children a chance to have a go.
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Scientific Achievement of the Middle Ages
£12.50
Scientific Achievement of the Middle Ages
The scientists of the twelfth century were daring, original, inventive, and above all determined to discover purely rational explanations of natural phenomena. Their intense interest in the natural world for its own sake, their habits of precise observation, and the high value they place on man as a rational being portend a new age in the history of scientific thought. This book offers a comprehensive sampling of medieval scientific thought in the context of an historical narrative.
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The Lean Startup
£14.99 £11.99
The Lean Startup
THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING SENSATION Most new businesses fail. But most of those failures are preventable. The Lean Startup is a new approach to business that's being adopted around the world. It is changing the way companies are built and new products are launched. The Lean Startup is about learning what your customers really want. It's about testing your vision continuously, adapting and adjusting before it's too late. Now is the time to think Lean.
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Lord Of The Rings - 50 Year Anniversary Edition
$79.99
Lord Of The Rings - 50 Year Anniversary Edition
To quote the beginning of this fine collector's edition....'The Lord Of The Rings is often erroneously called a trilogy, when it is in fact a single novel, consisting of six books plus appendices, published for convenience in three volumes..." Three rings for the Elven kings under the sky, Seven for the Dwarven lords in their halls of stone, Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die, One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne In the Land of Mordor where the shadows lie...
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The Silmarillion (Paperback)
£7.99 £5.59
The Silmarillion (Paperback)
Designed to take fans of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings deeper into the myths and legends of Middle-earth The Silmarillion is an account of the Elder Days, of the First Age of Tolkien's world. It is the ancient drama to which the characters in The Lord of the Rings look back, and in whose events some of them such as Elrond and Galadriel took part. The tales of The Silmarillion are set in an age when Morgoth, the first Dark Lord, dwelt in Middle-Earth, and the High Elves made war upon him for the recovery of the Silmarils, the jewels containing the pure light of Valinor. Included in the book are several shorter works. The Ainulindale is a myth of the Creation and in the Valaquenta the nature and powers of each of the gods is described. The Akallabeth recounts the downfall of the great island kingdom of Numenor at the end of the Second Age and Of the Rings of Power tells of the great events at the end of the Third Age, as narrated in The Lord of the Rings. 'How, given little over half a century of work, did one man become the creative equivalent of a people?' The Guardian 'Demanding to be compared with English mythologies! at times rises to the greatness of true myth.' Financial Times 'A creation of singular beauty! magnificent.' Washington Post 'A grim, tragic, brooding and beautiful book, shot through with heroism and hope! its power is almost that of mysticism.' Toronto Globe & Mail
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The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings
£45.00
The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings
Boxed gift set of Tolkien's classic masterpieces, fully illustrated throughout in watercolour by the acclaimed and award-winning artist, Alan Lee, Conceptual Designer on Peter Jackson's THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY. Since they were first published, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings have been two books people have treasured. Steeped in unrivalled magic and otherworldliness, these works of sweeping fantasy have touched the hearts of young and old alike. Between them, nearly 150 million copies have been sold around the world. And no editions have proved more popular than the two that were illustrated by award-winning artist, Alan Lee - the Centenary edition of The Lord of the Rings and the 60th Anniversary edition of The Hobbit. Now, for the first time, paperback editions of these beautifully illustrated works have been collected together into one boxed set of four books. Readers will be able to follow the complete story of the Hobbits and their part in the quest for the Ring - beginning with Bilbo's fateful visit from Gandalf and culminating in the dramatic climax between Frodo and Gollum atop Mount Doom - while also enjoying over seventy full-page colour paintings and numerous illustrations which accompany this epic tale.
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The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy: Extended Edition Box Set (15 Discs)
£24.71
The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy: Extended Edition Box Set (15 Discs)
Finally, for the first time, all three extended editions of The Lord Of The Rings come alive in high definition Blu-ray! See the epic trilogy the way it was meant to be seen with the complete re-mastered box set containing The Fellowship Of The Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return Of The King! The Lord of the Rings Trilogy tells the story of Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood), a hobbit who battles against the Dark Lord Sauron to save his world, Middle-earth, from the grip of evil. In the films, Frodo and his fellowship of friends and allies embark on a desperate journey to rid Middle-earth of the source of Sauron's greatest strength, the One Ring -- a ring that has the power to enslave the inhabitants of Middle-earth. The trilogy tells tales of extraordinary adventures across the treacherous landscape of Middle-earth and reveals how the power of friendship, love and courage can hold the forces of darkness at bay. The Lord Of The Rings - The Fellowship Of The Ring: In a time before history, in a place called Middle-earth, a dark and powerful lord has brought together the forces of evil to destroy its cultures and enslave all life caught in his path. Sauron's time has come and he needs only one small object - a Ring that has been lost for centuries - to snuff out the light of civilization and cover the world in darkness... The Lord Of The Rings - The Two Towers: The fellowship is now divided with Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen), Legolas (Orlando Bloom) and Gimli (John-Rhys Davies) helping to restore some order to the land of King Theodon (Bernard Hill), whose mind has been poisoned by the machinations of Grima Wormtongue (Brad Dourif). Wormtongue is a secret emissary of wizard Saruman (Christopher Lee), now ready to unleash his army of the night on Middle-Earth. Meanwhile, Frodo (Elijah Wood) is falling deeper under the dreaded influence of The Ring, as he journeys with Sam (Sean Astin) towards Mordor... The Lord Of The Rings - The Return Of The King: It is time. For Frodo to overcome the wickedness of Gollum, the horrifying attack of the colossal arachnid Shelob and the soul-twisting allure of a ring that resists destruction. For Aragorn to take up the sword of his forebears and the crown of his birthright. For the mighty clash that wizard Gandalf calls 'the great battle of our time.' And for the inspired culmination of the films based on J.R.R. Tolkien's literary classic. For the third time, a Rings movie was a Best Picture Academy Award nominee and for the first time it claimed that prize (plus 10 more). The King deserves its crown.
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A Game of Thrones: The Story Continues
£65.00 £50.00
A Game of Thrones: The Story Continues
HBO's hit series A GAME OF THRONES is based on George R R Martin's internationally bestselling series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series has set the benchmark for contemporary epic fantasy. Labelled by Time magazine as one of the top 100 most influential people in the world, Martin has conjured a world as complex and vibrant as that of J.R.R. Tolkien, populated by a huge cast of fascinating, complex characters, and boasting a history that stretches back twelve thousand years. Three great storylines weave through the books, charting the civil war for control of the Seven Kingdoms; the defence of the towering Wall of ice in the uttermost north against the unearthly threat of the Others; and across the Narrow Sea the rise to power of Daenerys Targaryen and the last live dragons in the world. Seasons one and two of the HBO adaption of A Game of Thrones aired world-wide to critical acclaim. The box set includes: A GAME OF THRONES A CLASH OF KINGS A STORM OF SWORDS, 1: STEEL AND SNOW A STORM OF SWORDS, 2: BLOOD AND GOLD A FEAST FOR CROWS A DANCE WITH DRAGONS, 1: DREAMS AND DUST A DANCE WITH DRAGONS, 2: AFTER THE FEAST
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