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How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm
£12.99
How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm
How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm is the perfect read for fans of bestselling parenting book French Children Don't Throw Food. 'A captivating book, filled with some genuinely useful (and jaw-dropping) child-rearing tips from all over the world' Amy Chua, author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother For any parent weary of the so-called 'expert advice' peddled in books and on TV, How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm lifts the lid on how other cultures parent their children, with some interesting -- and surprising -- insights. Mei-Ling Hopgood explores how mums and dads in other countries approach such issues as bedtime, potty training, healthy eating and playtime squabbles and offers some fascinating new perspectives on how to do things. This inspiring, engaging and fun read proves that there are many ways to be a good parent - and more than one way to raise a child.
Waterstones
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.
Waterstones
1Q84: Book 3
£8.99 £6.99
1Q84: Book 3
Book Two of 1Q84 ended with Aomame standing on the Metropolitan Expressway with a gun between her lips. She knows she is being hunted, and that she has put herself in terrible danger in order to save the man she loves. But things are moving forward, and Aomame does not yet know that she and Tengo are more closely bound than ever. Tengo is searching for Aomame, and he must find her before this world's rules loosen up too much. He must find her before someone else does.
Waterstones
Time Out Country Walks Near London: v. 2
£12.99
Time Out Country Walks Near London: v. 2
The second volume of the Time Out Book of Country Walks has been fully revised and updated. It features 30 country walks within easy reach of London - taking you through glorious countryside, all on scenic footpaths with a minimum of road walking. Between 4 and 13 miles long, the walks are graded for difficulty and contain meticulous directions. Building on the success of the original book and created by the walking club that grew out of it, these walks are guaranteed to breathe life into the most jaded Londoner.
Waterstones
Falling Angels
£9.99
Falling Angels
Will friendship overcome the social boundaries of Edwardian London in this bestselling historical tale perfect for fans of Audrey Niffenegger and Sarah Waters. One cold January morning, in the wake of Queen Victoria's death, two young sets of eyes meet across the graves at Highgate Cemetery. One pair belongs to smartly dressed Lavinia Waterhouse, whose mother clings to the traditional values she sees slipping away; the other to Maude Coleman,whose mother longs to escape the stifling grip of Victorian society. Thrust together by the girls' friendship, these two very different families embark on a new century that promises electricity, emancipation and other changes that will shake the very foundations of their lives.
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Remarkable Creatures
£8.99
Remarkable Creatures
A stunning novel of female friendship, forbidden love and evolution from the bestselling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring. In the early nineteenth century, a windswept beach along the English coast brims with fossils for those with the eye... From the moment she's struck by lightning as a baby, it is clear Mary Anning is different. Her discovery of strange fossilized creatures in the cliffs of Lyme Regis sets the world alight. But Mary must face powerful prejudice from a male scientific establishment, not to mention vicious gossip and the heartbreak of forbidden love. Then - in prickly, clever Elizabeth Philpot, a fossil-obsessed middle-class spinster - she finds a champion, and a rival. Despite their differences in class and age, Mary and Elizabeth's loyalty and passion for the truth must win out. Remarkable Creatures is a stunning novel of how one woman's gift transcends class and gender to lead to some of the most important discoveries of the nineteenth century. Above all, it is a revealing portrait of the intricate and resilient nature of female friendship.
Waterstones
Girl With a Pearl Earring
£8.99
Girl With a Pearl Earring
An international bestseller with over two million copies sold, this is a story of an artist's desire for beauty and the ultimate corruption of innocence. 17th Century Holland. When Griet becomes a maid in the household of Johannes Vermeer in the town of Delft, she thinks she knows her role: housework, laundry and the care of his six children. But as she becomes part of his world and his work, their growing intimacy spreads tension and deception in the ordered household and, as the scandal seeps out, into the town beyond. Tracy Chevalier's extraordinary historical novel on the corruption of innocence and the price of genius is a contemporary classic perfect for fans of Sarah Dunant and Philippa Gregory.
Waterstones
The Modern Toss Guide to Work
£9.99
The Modern Toss Guide to Work
'So if I keep not coming in, you're going to start not paying me?' Had enough of work already? Thought so. In which case, this brilliant little book should be kept on your desk at all times, to cheer you up at a moment's notice. Collecting together the very best work-themed jokes from the creators of Channel 4's cult comedy show "Modern Toss", these gloriously rude cartoons are not for the faint-hearted ('I'm thinking of getting a woman pregnant, how much time off is it?') but they are 'very, very funny' ("Independent on Sunday"). Whether you've already got a job or are simply sitting about wondering what it might be like to have one, this indispensable book should be right up your flipchart. Warning: it contains language actually used in the workplace.
Waterstones
Cupcakes from the Primrose Bakery
£14.99
Cupcakes from the Primrose Bakery
This is a best-selling masterclass on how to make simple, stylish little cakes that bring joy to children and adults alike. Martha Swift and Lisa Thomas concentrate on the basics with separate chapters on how to make different sponge recipes, how to ice a cupcake properly, using decorations - as well as exploring seasonal and special occasions. More and more people are opting for cupcakes for their wedding cake, and so this is covered in detail, as well as ideas for birthdays, festive and summery variations. From Halloween-inspired Pumpkin Cupcakes with Spiced Cream Cheese Icing to seductive White Amaretto Cupcakes decorated with sweet pea flowers, Cupcakes from the Primrose Bakery shows you how to make utterly delicious cupcakes with a sophisticated twist.
Waterstones
The Primrose Bakery Book
£20.00
The Primrose Bakery Book
Primrose Bakery is a way of life. From croissants for breakfast to layer cakes at tea, it has the whole day covered. And of course their signature buttercream cupcakes are delicious any time of day! With over 80 inspirational and easy-to-follow recipes for cupcakes, layer cakes, biscuits, loaves and much more, as well as tips like perfect icing, The Primrose Bakery Book is a baking bible. It is also a gorgeously quirky window onto the very special day-to-day world of the Primrose Bakery.
Waterstones
The Shadow of the Wind
£5.39
The Shadow of the Wind
Hidden in the heart of the old city of Barcelona is the 'cemetery of lost books', a labyrinthine library of obscure and forgotten titles that have long gone out of print. To this library, a man brings his 10-year-old son Daniel one cold morning in 1945. Daniel is allowed to choose one book from the shelves and pulls out 'La Sombra del Viento' by Julian Carax. But as he grows up, several people seem inordinately interested in his find. Then, one night, as he is wandering the old streets once more, Daniel is approached by a figure who reminds him of a character from La Sombra del Viento, a character who turns out to be the devil. This man is tracking down every last copy of Carax's work in order to burn them. What begins as a case of literary curiosity turns into a race to find out the truth behind the life and death of Julian Carax and to save those he left behind. A page-turning exploration of obsession in literature and love, and the places that obsession can lead.
Play.com
Remarkable Creatures
£3.67
Remarkable Creatures
A stunning novel of female friendship, forbidden love and evolution from the bestselling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring. In the early nineteenth century, a windswept beach along the English coast brims with fossils for those with the eye...From the moment she's struck by lightning as a baby, it is clear Mary Anning is different. Her discovery of strange fossilized creatures in the cliffs of Lyme Regis sets the world alight. But Mary must face powerful prejudice from a male scientific establishment, not to mention vicious gossip and the heartbreak of forbidden love. Then - in prickly, clever Elizabeth Philpot, a fossil-obsessed middle-class spinster - she finds a champion, and a rival. Despite their differences in class and age, Mary and Elizabeth's loyalty and passion for the truth must win out. Remarkable Creatures is a stunning novel of how one woman's gift transcends class and gender to lead to some of the most important discoveries of the nineteenth century. Above all, it is a revealing portrait of the intricate and resilient nature of female friendship.
Play.com
World without End
£3.35
World without End
On the day after Halloween, in the year 1327, four children slip away from the cathedral city of Kingsbridge. They are a thief, a bully, a boy genius and a girl who wants to be a doctor. In the forest they see two men killed. As adults, their lives will be braided together by ambition, love, greed and revenge. They will see prosperity and famine, plague and war. One boy will travel the world but come home in the end; the other will be a powerful, corrupt nobleman. One girl will defy the might of the medieval church; the other will pursue an impossible love. And always they will live under the long shadow of the unexplained killing they witnessed on that fateful childhood day.Ken Follett's masterful epic 'The Pillars of the Earth' enchanted millions of readers with its compelling drama of war, passion and family conflict set around the building of a cathedral. Now 'World Without End' takes the readers back to medieval Kingsbridge two centuries later, as the men, women and children of the city once again grapple with the devastating sweep of historical change.'Follett's storytelling skills keep you compulsively turning the pages to the satisfactory ending of good triumphant over evil' - 'Daily Mail'.
Play.com
Pillars of the Earth
£7.35
Pillars of the Earth
The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known ...of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect - a man divided in his soul ...of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame ...and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state, and brother against brother. A spellbinding epic tale of ambition, anarchy, and absolute power set against the sprawling medieval canvas of twelfth-century England, this is Ken Follett's historical materpiece. 'Enormous and brilliant ...this mammoth tale seems to touch all human emotion - love and hate, loyalty and treachery, hope and despair. This is truly a novel to get lost in' Cosmopolitan 'A historical saga of such breadth and density ...Follett succeeds brilliantly in combining hugeness and detail to create a novel imbued with the rawness, violence and blind faith of the era' Sunday Express
Play.com
London
£8.09
London
: Author: Edward Rutherfurd; RRP: £8.99; With its fast-moving plots, packed with information, London tells a two-thousand year tale of families in England's capital, from Roman to present times. The family saga involves characters in the Norman Conquest, magna carta and Parliaments rise. We experience the Plague and Fire of London, and Hitlers Blitz. Every class and type is to be found in the great river of life that, like the River Thames itself, flows ceaselessly through London. Format: Paperback; ISBN: 9780099551379; Published: 01/07/2010; Publisher: Cornerstone; Genre: Fiction; Total pages: 1328; Free delivery by post. This item will be delivered free, by post, usually in 4 working days (depending on your local postal service).
Argos