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.
Help the animal characters find their way through 14 exciting mazes. Scenes include a pirate ship looking for treasure, a knight rescuing a princess, and a rocket zooming through space. Each page is wipe-clean so that children can complete the mazes over and over again using the special pen. A delightful book and a perfect way for young children to learn and improve pen control.
Gypsy is Lesley Pearse's latest historical novel. Tragedy sent her on a journey far from home...Fifteen-year-old Beth's life is shattered when she and her brother Sam are orphaned. Believing that only in America can they make a fresh start, brother and sister leave Liverpool and embark on the greatest adventure of their lives. In New York, Beth's talent with the fiddle earns her the friendship of gamblers, chancers and other rogues. Dodging trouble across America, Beth and her friends head for the Klondike river in search of gold. How far must Beth go to find happiness? And will her travels lead this gypsy to a place she can ever call home? Gypsy by Lesley Pearse - author of bestsellers Hope and Remember Me - is a historical novel of survival in a compelling nineteenth century setting. Any fans of Susan Lewis will soon be fans of Lesley Pearse too. Praise for Lesley Pearse: "With characters it is impossible not to care about...this is storytelling at its very best." (Daily Mail). "Lose yourself in this epic saga." (Bella). "An emotional and moving epic you won't forget in a hurry." (Woman's Weekly).
Bob the Builder: Scrambler's Best Idea - 10 Minute Tales
When the school holds a competition for a new idea for their playground, Scrambler is sure that his idea will be the best! But he soon finds out that working as part of a team is more important than being a winner.
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The Gruffalo's Child
One dark night the Gruffalo's child disobeys her father's warnings and ventures out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn't really exist, does he?
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Gordon Ramsay Makes it Easy (Paperback)
Gordon Ramsay's cooking is exceptional, worthy of the three Michelin stars he is consistently awarded. His bestselling books have enabled home cooks to reproduce the superb dishes served in his restaurants. "Makes It Easy" is a completely new approach for him. In this fantastic book Gordon shows how you can eat great food at home all the time, without breaking the bank or spending hours in the kitchen. Using the very best ingredients (but not too many of them), Gordon creates a stunning collection of dishes featuring brilliant flavour combinations and uncomplicated cooking methods. The recipes cater for every possible occasion - from breakfast through to dinner, informal and formal, for friends and family, for grown-ups and kids. Stunning photographs show Gordon choosing, buying, preparing and cooking a wide range of easily available ingredients and turning them into meals which are smart and sophisticated, but above all, simple. A specially filmed DVD also shows Gordon cooking some of his favourite recipes in his own kitchen providing fascinating insight and additional helpful tips.
200 Italian Favourites
Italians are famous for their fabulous food and their passion for cooking - ingredients must be fresh and seasonal, cooking techniques must merely enhance the delicious natural flavour of food. Italian cuisine has also become hugely popular in the UK, with an Italian restaurant appearing on nearly every high street. From antipasti to indulgent desserts, this book provides you with 200 delicious ideas for re-creating that authentic Italian flavour in your own home. Each dish is accompanied by easy-to-follow instructions and a full page colour photograph to ensure perfect results every time.
Small children (and lots of adults!) love pants. They love talking about pants. They giggle whenever pants are mentioned. Let's face it - pants are very funny! So who better than Lenny Henry, king of comedy, to read this bestselling picture book? But he doesn't just read it, he sings it - five times! Children will love the folk, rap, reggae, disco and rock 'n' roll versions of "Pants" and they will ask to hear them again and again.
In the Night Garden: The Pontipines' Picnic - In the Night Garden 122
Once upon a time in the Night Garden...The Pontipines were looking for the perfect place to have a picnic. They try the stones, the log, the pebbles and then the branch. Will they find the perfect spot? This beautiful storybook is perfect for "In the Night Garden" fans.
These little chicks have just hatched. If you stroke them gently, you'll find out how soft their feathers are. Please note this is a novelty touch and feel book.
Ladybird Lift-the-flap Book: Busy Farm
This is a wonderful lift-the-flap "Busy Book" from Ladybird: "Busy Farm". All busy toddlers will love exploring this bright lift-the-flap board book from Ladybird. Looking at the pictures together, lifting the flaps and talking about what is happening will help your child to develop observation and early language skills. Follow Farmer Phillip through his day as he works on the busy farm. From milking the cows to herding the sheep, there is always so much for a busy farmer to do. With simple rhyming text, robust flaps to lift, labelled pictures and a ladybird to spot on every page, there is plenty to keep young children entertained. Look out for other "Busy Books" from Ladybird: "Busy Farm"; "Busy Building Site"; "Busy Zoo".