"Animal Farm" is one of the most famous warnings ever written. Orwell's immortal satire - 'against Stalin' as he wrote to his French translator - can be read on many levels. With its piercing clarity and deceptively simple style it is no surprise that this novel is required reading for schoolchildren and politicians alike. This fable of the steadfast horses Boxer and Clover, the opportunistic pigs Snowball and Napoleon, and the deafening choir of sheep remains an unparalleled masterpiece. One reviewer wrote 'In a hundred years' time perhaps "Animal Farm" ...may simply be a fairy story: today it is a fairy story with a good deal of point.' Over sixty years on in the age of spin, it is more relevant than ever. Rejected by such eminent publishing figures as Victor Gollancz, Jonathan Cape and T.S. Eliot, "Animal Farm" was published to great acclaim by Martin Secker and Warburg on 17 August 1945 in an edition of 4500 copies. In the centenary year of Martin Secker, Ltd., Harvill Secker is proud to publish this special edition with a brand-new introduction by Christopher Hitchens.
The Doors: Mr. Mojo Risin' - The Story of L.A. Woman (Widescreen)
This documentary examines the recording of the final album by Jim Morrison and The Doors, L.A. Woman. In addition to interviews with the surviving...
Bookish Designs The Great Gatsby Poster Blue
Hang your favourite novel on your wall thanks to Bookish Designs whose large colour print of the cover of F. Scott-Fitzgerald's classic The Great Gatsby will look fantastic wherever you decide to place it; comes with a white border around the edge.
1001 Ideas for Bathrooms
With expert advise on design, materials, fixtures and accessories, 1001 Ideas for Bathrooms will help you make professional, informed choices for your home and budget. From the overall design to picking the right baths, showers, WCs, storage...
501 Guitar Chords
Includes fingering diagrams for each chord on a fretboard while a photograph shows the chord being fretted, with tips on technique. This is a compact dictionary of over 500 chords in their common voicings. It features photographs and easy-to...
Volt Magazine Volume 8
Volt Magazine, Vol.8.An oversized, unbound magazine showcasing original, specifically commissioned work from international British talent. Printed in England
125 Magazine #17 RELIGION
125 Magazine, Issue #17, SS ‘11 – RELIGION Issue 17 of the internationally-acclaimed 125 magazine choses RELIGION as its subject, with contributors including Roy Wilkinson, Jiggery Pokery and Damian Blinkk alongside first-timers including Adam Whitehead and Emma Tempest. RELIGION discusses a range of topics, from heroin-chic to Jesus, and also includes in-depth interviews and retrospectives with artists such as Miles Aldridge, Hedi Slimane and Wolfe von Lenkiewicz.
Books With Style A Guide To Elegance - No Color
Written by French style guru Madame Genevieve Antoine Dariaux, this is the classic style bible for timeless chic. From accessories to zippers, Madame Dariaux imparts her pearls of wisdom on all things fashion related and offers advice on other crucial areas in life, too. By Genevieve Antoine Dariaux. Hardcover, 240 pages. 7" x 5" x 1/2" Imprint: William Morrow ISBN 13: 978 0060757342. Available sizes: One Size
Cooking for Geeks Cookbook
Are you the innovative type, the cook who marches to a different drummer? Are you used to expressing your creativity instead of just following recipes? Are you interested in the science behind what happens to food while it's cooking? Do you want to learn what makes a recipe work so you can improvise and create your own unique dish? Do you enjoy paragraphs made only of questions? Read on, then? Cooking for Geeks is more than just a cookbook...
Iron Man Power Bands with Lights & Sound
"Tony Stark has some pretty keen armor, right kids? Well, one part of his armor can actually be bought. Check out the ""Iron Man"" Power Band below. But that's too much to give to a little kid. We gotta keep those cool movie props for ourselves, right adults? Well, kids like lights and sounds, so get them these Iron Man Power Bands with Lights & Sound instead! These Iron Man Power Bands with Lights & Sound are perfectly sized for kids (they fit up to a 5"" wrist). And better yet, these suckers have neato motion-activated lights and sounds (well, one unit has lights, and the other has lights and sounds). AND BETTER YET, if you put them together (by their powers combined!), they have a super powerful atomic megablast awesometacular lights and sounds combo. At least, we think it's that much fun. Get a set of Iron Man Power Bands with Lights & Sound for your mini superhero(ine) today. They'll thank you - with JUSTICE!. Iron Man Power Bands with Lights & Sound For ages 5-10 (based on average wrist size) A kids version of those worn by Tony Stark in ""The Avengers"" - but these have lights and sounds! Set of two - one band lights up and the other makes lights and sounds. Put them together and get a special light and sound sequence. Bands are motion activated (and have an on/off switch for super time outs). Batteries 3 LR44 (included). Size: Fits most children 5-10 years old - band will stretch to fit about a 5"" wrist. Dimensions: (light up part) 2"" x 1"" x 1"""
Ann Summers Little Book of Kama Sutra
An illustrated sex guide that features tips on: making sex last longer and prolonging the pleasure; using foreplay and sex toys in your lovemaking; and, exciting sexual positions for you and your partner. Welcome to Ann Summers' fun and fresh...
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A wild and tangled crime adventure involving gangsters, Irish gypsies, and a dog that can't stop swallowing things, Snatch is both hilarious and action-packed. Jewel thief Franky Four Fingers (Benicio Del Toro) is in London en route to New York, where he will deliver an 86-karat diamond to his boss, Avi (Dennis Farina). A compulsive gambler, Franky is tempted into an illegal boxing scam, becoming the unwitting suspect in a robbery committed by bumbling pawnshop owners Vinny (Robbie Gee), Sol (Lennie James), and their oaf-of-a-driver, Tyrone (Ade). Meanwhile, novice boxing promoter Turkish (Jason Statham), and his dim-witted partner, Tommy (Stephen Graham), move into the 'big time' with twisted crime boss, Brick Top (Alan Ford), and Mickey, a mumbling, unhinged Irish gypsy boxer (Brad Pitt) and his band of travelling Pykies (including Paul O'Boyle as Paddy). Thrown into the proceedings are killers Bullet Tooth Tony (Vinnie Jones) and Boris the Blade (Rade Sherbedgia). A stylized work with a gritty urban soundtrack and a cast of intricately developed characters, Snatch delivers superb and witty dialogue while depicting one of the more zany, complex diamond heists ever portrayed in film. Contains 1 disc. Cert 18.
The Vampire Diaries DVD
Based on the novels f the same name by author L.J. Smith THE VAMPIRE DIARIES is the story of two vampire brothers obsessed with the same beautiful girl and battling to control the fate of an entire town. Stefan and Damon Salvatore return to the fictional town of Mystic falls for different reasons one for good the other for evil. Stefan is drawn towards Elena Gilbert who bears resemblance to a past flame Katherine Pierce the beautiful but ruthless vampire the brothers knew and loved in 1864. Damon on the other hand is intent on releasing Katherine from the tomb where he believes she was trapped spell many years ago.The 1st series also focuses on Elenas friends and the lives of other inhabitants in Mystic Falls. Contains 5 discs. Cert 15.
Twilight Triple Pack DVD
This great value Twilight boxset features the first 3 films adapted from Stephenie Meyers series of romantic fantasy vampire novels.Twilight at first when Bella moves from sunny Phoenix to the rainiest corner of Washington State she isnt sure where she fits in at her new high school. Then she meets Edward an ethereal beauty of a boy whose unnatural speed and strength lead Bella to the conclusion that her new crush is one of the undead.Suddenly Bellas boring life is transformed; shes surrounded by love and danger in equal parts thanks to the hunger of Edward and others of his kind.New Moon the supernatural Twilight Saga tale of starcrossed lovers continues as the Cullen family flees Forks in order to protect Bella (Kristen Stewart) and the heartbroken high school senior discovers that vampires arent the only creatures in town.Realising that Bella will never be safe as long as hes around Edward (Robert Pattinson) makes the difficult decision to leave his beloved behind shortly after her 18th birthday.The Twilight Saga: Eclipse the third film explores a love triangle between Bella Edward and Jacob (Taylor Lautner) as the werewolf pack and the Cullen clan join together to fight a new breed of vampires.Useful info:Contains 3 discsCertificate 12Great gift idea for Twilight fansAdapted from Stephenie MeyersnovelsTwilight Saga boxset
'Turn off the television - in fact, why don't you turn off all the lights except for the one over your favourite chair? - and we'll talk about vampires here in the dim. I think I can make you believe in them.' Stephen King, from the Introduction. 'Salem's Lot is a small New England town with the usual quota of gossips, drinkers, weirdos and respectable folk. Of course there are tales of strange happenings - but not more than in any other town its size. Ben Mears, a moderately successful writer, returns to the Lot to write a novel based on his early years, and to exorcise the terrors that have haunted him since childhood. The event he witnessed in the house now rented by a new resident. A newcomer with a strange allure. A man who causes Ben some unease as things start to happen: a child disappears, a dog is brutally killed - nothing unusual, except the list starts to grow. Soon surprise will turn to bewilderment, bewilderment to confusion and finally to terror ...
In this eerie, enchanting compilation, King takes readers down a road less travelled (for good reason) in the blockbuster e-book 'Riding the Bullet', terror becomes deja vu all over again when you get 'That Feeling, You Can Only Say What It is in French' and LT has a theory about pets which will make you stop and think before giving one as a present to a loved one - along with eleven more stories that will keep you awake until dawn. Nothing is quite as it seems. Expect the unexpected in this veritable treasure trove of enthralling, witty, dark tales that could only come from the imagination of the greatest storyteller of our time.
Stephen King's bestselling apocalyptic thriller is a major motion picture starring John Cusack (1408), Samuel L. Jackson (Django Unchained) and Isabelle Fuhrman (Orphan) coming in August. 'Civilization slipped into its second dark age on an unsurprising track of blood but with a speed that could not have been foreseen by even the most pessimistic futurist. By Halloween, every major city from New York to Moscow stank to the empty heavens and the world as it had been was a memory.' The event became known as The Pulse. The virus was carried by every cell phone operating within the entire world. Within hours, those receiving calls would be infected. A young artist Clayton Riddell realises what is happening. He flees the devastation of explosive, burning Boston, desperate to reach his son before his son switches on his little red mobile phone ...
The Green Mile
The Green Mile: those who walk it do not return, because at the end of that walk is the room in which sits Cold Mountain penitentiary's electric chair. In 1932 the newest resident on death row is John Coffey, a giant black man convicted of the brutal murder of two little girls. But nothing is as it seems with John Coffey, and around him unfolds a bizarre and horrifying story. Evil murderer or holy innocent - whichever he is - Coffey has strange powers which may yet offer salvation to others, even if they can do nothing to save him.
The Dark Half
Creating George Stark was easy. Getting rid of him won't be ...The sparrows are flying again. The idea - unbidden, inexplicable - haunts the edge of Thad Beaumont's mind. Thad should be happy. For years now it is his secret persona 'George Stark', author of super-violent pulp thrillers, who has paid the family bills. But now, Thad is writing seriously again under his own name, and his menacing pseudonym has been buried forever. And yet ...the sparrows are flying again, and something is terribly wrong in Thad Beaumont's world.
There was a new shop in town. Run by a stranger. Needful Things, the sign said. The oddest name. A name that caused some gossip and speculation among the good folks of Castle Rock, Maine, while they waited for opening day. Eleven-year-old Brian Rusk was the first customer and he got just what he wanted, a very rare 1956 Sandy Koufax baseball card. Signed. Cyndi Rose Martin was next. A Lalique vase. A perfect match for her living room decor. Something for everyone. Something you really had to have. And always at a price you could just about afford. The cash price that is. Because there was another price. There always is when your heart's most secret, true desire is for sale ...
The Wind Through the Keyhole
For readers new to The Dark Tower, THE WIND THROUGH THE KEYHOLE is a stand-alone novel, and a wonderful introduction to the series. It is a story within a story, which features both the younger and older gunslinger Roland on his quest to find the Dark Tower. Fans of the existing seven books in the series will also delight in discovering what happened to Roland and his ka tet between the time they leave the Emerald City and arrive at the outskirts of Calla Bryn Sturgis. This Russian Doll of a novel, a story within a story, within a story, visits Mid-World's last gunslinger, Roland Deschain, and his ka-tet as a ferocious storm halts their progress along the Path of the Beam. (The novel can be placed between Dark Tower IV and Dark Tower V.) Roland tells a tale from his early days as a gunslinger, in the guilt ridden year following his mother's death. Sent by his father to investigate evidence of a murderous shape shifter, a 'skin man,' Roland takes charge of Bill Streeter, a brave but terrified boy who is the sole surviving witness to the beast's most recent slaughter. Roland, himself only a teenager, calms the boy by reciting a story from the Book of Eld that his mother used to read to him at bedtime, 'The Wind through the Keyhole.' 'A person's never too old for stories,' he says to Bill. 'Man and boy, girl and woman, we live for them.' And stories like these, they live for us.
In a terrifying trip across America, young Jack Sawyer is searching for the Talisman, the only thing that can save his dying mother. His quest takes him into the menacing Territories where violence, surprise and the titanic struggle between good and evil reach across a mythic landscape.
Once upon a time, not so long ago, a monster came to the small town of Castle Rock, Maine ...He was not a werewolf, vampire, ghoul, or unnameable creature from the enchanted forest or snow wastes; he was only a cop ...Cujo is a huge Saint Bernard dog, the best friend Brett Camber has ever had. Then one day Cujo chases a rabbit into a bolt-hole. Except it isn't a rabbit warren any more. It is a cave inhabited by rabid bats. And Cujo falls sick. Very sick. And the gentle giant who once protected the family becomes a vortex of horror inexorably drawing in all the people around him ...
When Edgar Freemantle moves to the remote island of Duma Key to escape his past, he doesn't expect to find much there. But Duma has been waiting for him, and something in the view from his window urges him to discover a talent he never knew he had. Edgar Freemantle begins to paint. And as he paints, the island's secrets begin to stir. Secrets of children lost in the undertow, of a ghost ship riding the distant horizon - and a family's buried past reaching long hands into the present.
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
'The world has teeth and it could bite you with them anytime it wanted. Trisha McFarland discovered this when she was nine years old. Lost in the woods.' Trisha has only veered a little way off the trail. But in her panic to get back to the path, Trisha takes a turning that leads into the tangled undergrowth. Deeper and deeper in the terrifying woods. At first it's just the bugs, midges and mosquitoes. Then comes the hunger. For comfort she tunes her Walkman into broadcasts of the Red Sox baseball games and the performances of her hero Tom Gordon. As darkness begins to fall, Trisha realises that she is not alone. There's something else in the woods - watching. Waiting ...
Little Star (Hardback)
One autumn day in 1992, former pop singer Lennart Cederstrom finds something unexpected in the forest: a baby girl in a plastic bag, partially buried. He gives her the kiss of life, and her first cry astounds him; it is a clear, pure musical note. He takes her to his wife and persuades her that they should keep this remarkable child. But the baby becomes a strange girl, made more unusual by their decision to hide her in their basement to keep her from the prying eyes of government departments. When she reaches puberty, a terrifying scene sees her kill both her parents. When her scheming adopted brother returns to find her over their bodies, he seizes the opportunity and enters her into an X Factor-style talent competition. She quickly becomes famous. In spite of this, she remains very lonely, until she befriends another damaged girl on the internet. They form a powerful bond and soon create a growing gang of other disgruntled girls and, calling themselves the Wolves, they set out to take revenge for all they've ever suffered.
Published for the first time in flipback - the new, portable, stylish format that's taken Europe by storm. Paul Sheldon used to write for a living. Now he's writing to stay alive. Misery Chastain is dead. Paul Sheldon has just killed her - with relief, with joy. Misery made him rich; she was the heroine of a string of bestsellers. Now he wants to get on to some real writing. That's when the car accident happens, and he wakes up in pain in a strange bed. Annie Wilkes has pulled him from the wreck, brought him to her remote mountain home, splinted and set his mangled legs. The good news is that Annie has pain-killing drugs. The bad news is that she has long been Paul's Number One Fan. And when she finds out what Paul has done to Misery, she doesn't like it. She doesn't like it at all ...
SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION MOVIE IN 2017 starring Finn Wolfhard, Bill Skarsgard (from STRANGER THINGS) and Jaeden Lieberher. To the children, the town was their whole world. To the adults, knowing better, Derry Maine was just their home town: familiar, well-ordered for the most part. A good place to live. It was the children who saw - and felt - what made Derry so horribly different. In the storm drains, in the sewers, IT lurked, taking on the shape of every nightmare, each one's deepest dread. Sometimes IT reached up, seizing, tearing, killing ...The adults, knowing better, knew nothing. Time passed and the children grew up, moved away. The horror of IT was deep-buried, wrapped in forgetfulness. Until they were called back, once more to confront IT as IT stirred and coiled in the sullen depths of their memories, reaching up again to make their past nightmares a terrible present reality.
In Derry, Maine, four young boys once stood together and did a brave thing. Something that changed them in ways they hardly understand. A quarter of a century later, the boys are men who have gone their separate ways. Though they still get together once a year, to go hunting in the north woods of Maine. But this time is different. This time a man comes stumbling into their camp, lost, disoriented and muttering about lights in the sky. Before long, these old friends will be plunged into the most remarkable events of their lives as they struggle with a terrible creature from another world. Their only chance of survival is locked in their shared past - and in the Dreamcatcher.
The Eyes of the Dragon
A kingdom is in turmoil as the old king dies, murdered by a strange and horrible poison. While the land of Delain mourns, the evil wizard Flagg hatches an unscrupulous plot which sees the King's eldest son Peter imprisoned for his father's murder, and the youngest son inherit the throne. Only Peter knows the truth about his own innocence and the evil that is Flagg. Only Peter can save Delain from the horror that Flagg has in store. But first, he must escape from the high tower...
From a Buick 8
Come close, children, and see the living crocodile. A vintage '54 Buick Roadmaster. At least, that's what it looks like ...There is a secret hidden in Shed B in the state police barracks in Statler, Pennsylvania. A secret that has drawn troopers for twenty years - terrified yet irresistibly tempted to look at its chrome fenders, silver grille and exotic exhaust system. Young Ned Wilcox has started coming by the barracks: mowing the lawn, washing the windows, shovelling snow; it's a boy's way of holding on to his father - recently killed in a strange road accident by another Buick. And one day Ned peers through the windows of Shed B and discovers the family secret. Like his father, Ned wants answers. He deserves answers. And the secret begins to stir ...
The house looked right, felt right to Dr Louis Creed. Rambling, old, unsmart and comfortable. A place where the family could settle; the children grow and play and explore. The rolling hills and meadows of Maine seemed a world away from the fume-choked dangers of Chicago. Only the occasional big truck out on the two-lane highway, grinding up through the gears, hammering down the long gradients, growled out an intrusive threat. But behind the house and far away from the road: that was safe. Just a carefully cleared path up into the woods where generations of local children have processed with the solemn innocence of the young, taking with them their dear departed pets for burial. A sad place maybe, but safe. Surely a safe place. Not a place to seep into your dreams, to wake you, sweating with fear and foreboding.
The Dead Zone
The two things that conjured up that horrible night, were his run of luck at the Wheel of Fortune, and the mask ...Meet Johnny Smith. A young man whose streak of luck ends dramatically in a major car crash. Followed by blackness. A long, long time in cold limbo. When he wakes up life has been turned upside down. His fiancee has met someone else. And Johnny is cursed with the power to perceive evil in men's souls. He's had these hunches since he had an ice-skating accident as a child. Now he has an ability to see into the future. An ability which will bring him into a terrifying confrontation with a charismatic, power-hungry and dangerous man ...
Giving Your Own Firework Display
Suitable for those running firework displays that set off the fireworks themselves but have no specialist knowledge, this book describes supply, possession, transport, keeping and use of fireworks which may have an effect on the way you organize...
Bag of Bones
When Mike Noonan's wife dies unexpectedly, the bestselling author suffers from writer's block. Until he is drawn to his summer home, the beautiful lakeside retreat called Sara Laughs. Here Mike finds the once familiar town in the tyrannical grip of millionaire Max Devore. Devore is hell-bent on getting custody of his deceased son's daughter and is twisting the fabric of the community to this purpose. Three year old Kyra and her young mother turn to Mike for help. And Mike finds them increasingly irresistible. But there are other more sinister forces at Sara Laughs - and Kyra can feel them too...
You'll lose a lot of sleep ...Ralph does. At first he starts waking up earlier. And earlier. Then the hallucinations start - the colours, shapes and strange auras. Not to mention the bald doctors who always turn up at the scene of a death. That's when Ralph begins to lose a lot more than sleep. When he begins to understand why his hitherto mild-mannered friend, Ed, is getting out of control - dangerously so. And why his home town is about to become the new Armageddon ...Insomnia is a relentless waking nightmare in which the master of horror and suspense guarantees you sure won't rest in peace.
Style Me Vintage: Clothes
: Author: Naomi Thompson; RRP: £9.99; Have you ever wanted to introduce vintage into your wardrobe, but felt unsure where to start? Vintage styles have never been more popular, with everyone from major stars to teens on the street looking to indulge in retro glamour. Style Me Vintage: Clothes also teaches you what to look for, when to part with your cash, and what to avoid. Format: Hardback; ISBN: 9781862059368; Published: 01/02/2012; Publisher: Anova Books; Genre: Fashion and beauty; Total pages: 112; Free delivery by post.
Urban Outfitters The Street Art Cook Book Assort
5 A comprehensive look at one of today's most creative and progressive art movements, The Street Art Cook Book shows street artists at work through pictures and interviews. Including some of the world's most famous street artists, this guide is filled with tips and examples of how to create stencils, stickers, posters installations and more. Details: - Hardback - 140 Pages - Publisher: Dokument Press - Dimensions: 17cm (W) x 24cm (H) x 1cm (D)
Fifty Shades Darker
Romantic, liberating and totally addictive, the "Fifty Shades" trilogy will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you for ever ...Daunted by the dark secrets of the tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Ana Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a US publishing house. But desire for Grey still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, she cannot resist. Soon she is learning more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven and demanding Fifty Shades than she ever thought possible. But while Grey wrestles with his inner demons, Ana must make the most important decision of her life. And it's a decision she can only make on her own...
Fifty Shades of Grey
This title is soon to be a major movie starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson. When literature student Anastasia Steele interviews successful entrepreneur Christian Grey, she finds him very attractive and deeply intimidating. Convinced that their meeting went badly, she tries to put him out of her mind - until he turns up at the store where she works part-time, and invites her out. Unworldly and innocent, Ana is shocked to find she wants this man. And, when he warns her to keep her distance, it only makes her want him more. As they embark on a passionate love affair, Ana discovers more about her own desires, as well as the dark secrets Christian keeps hidden away from public view ...
Fifty Shades Freed
Romantic, liberating and totally addictive, the "Fifty Shades" trilogy will obsess you, possess you and stay with you for ever. When Ana Steele first encountered the driven, damaged entrepreneur Christian Grey, it sparked a sensual affair that changed both their lives irrevocably. Ana always knew that loving her Fifty Shades would not be easy, and being together poses challenges neither of them had anticipated. Ana must learn to share Grey's opulent lifestyle without sacrificing her own integrity or independence; and Grey must overcome his compulsion to control and lay to rest the horrors that still haunt him. Now, finally together, they have love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of infinite possibilities. But just when it seems that they really do have it all, tragedy and fate combine to make Ana's worst nightmares come true...