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!'
Time Out Country Walks Near London: Volume 1
The first volume of the Time Out Book of Country Walks has been fully revised and updated and is now beautifully illustrated with colour photography. It features 52 country walks within easy reach of London - one for every week of the year. They take you through glorious countryside, up hills and along river valleys, to historic sights and into charming small towns and villages, all on scenic footpaths with a minimum of road walking. Between seven and fifteen miles long, the walks are graded for difficulty, from family rambles to challenging upland hikes and contain meticulous directions.
Cool Camping: England
This best-selling travel guide gets a complete update in this fully revised Third Edition. Now covering 150 exceptional campsites and camping experiences across England, including 90 new discoveries, this is the biggest Cool Camping book to date. New sites in this edition include a tiny campsite contained within a secluded walled orchard, an idyllic woodland campsite in the heart of Devon and chilled-out lakeside site with a real passion for sustainable living.With all the practical info you need, including the best campsites for kids, campfires, dogs, views, what you can expect to find on-site, things to do in the locality and the best food and drink options around, this is essential reading for contemporary campers.Other books in the series include Scotland, Wales, France, Europe, Cool Camping Kids, the Cool Camping Cookbook, and the Cool Camping Guide to Festivals.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Other Stories
Everything that Lewis Carroll ever published in book form appears in this volume. In addition, at least ten of the shorter pieces have never appeared in print except in their original editions. Included are: "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", "Through the Looking-Glass", "Sylvie and Bruno", "Sylvie and Bruno Concluded", "The Hunting of the Snark" and all of the poetry, essays and phantasmagoria along with a substantial collection of his miscellaneous writings. "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Other Stories" is part of "Barnes & Noble"'s series of quality leatherbound volumes. Each title in the series presents a classic work in an attractively designed edition bound in genuine bonded leather, with beautiful illustrations and breathtaking endpapers. These books make elegant additions to any home library.
The Book of Skulls
The skull is one of the recognizable symbols of contemporary visual culture. Packaged in an amazing 'skeleton' binding and drawing together artwork from music, fashion, street art and graphic design, The Book of Skulls is a celebration of one of...
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