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It’s more than 150 years since the publication of Alice in Wonderland and it is delighting today’s readers as much as it ever has. Both a tribute to and a celebration of Lewis Carroll’s story, this collection includes new adventures by eleven favourite contemporary children’s authors, each of whom has been inspired by Alice. With such an extraordinary set of characters and scenes to take as starting points, the stories are wonderfully varied. Pamela Butchart chooses to write about the Queen of Hearts in a follow up story, while Swapna Haddow picks the Mock Turtle. There’s an environmental message in Lauren St John’s lively story ‘Plum Cakes at Dawn’, while Robin Stevens puts the real Alice into her Oxford set story. Together they make for a sparkling collection, one well worth tumbling back down the rabbit hole to enjoy.
Did you know there's a single spot on your brain that recognizes numbers? Or that the first computer bugs were actual insects and that most of the internet is under water? This fascinating book is filled with 100 fascinating facts, bright, infographic illustrations, a glossary and index and links to specially selected websites to find out more.
When the world is overpowered by Super Villains, Earth calls upon its mightiest heroes - the Avengers. Will they be able to defeat their enemies and save Earth from the clutches of evil? Each of the 12 stories in this Marvel Avengers 5-Minute Treasury is the ideal length for reading aloud in about five minutes - perfect for bedtime, story time, or any time!
Five tales pefect for bedtime, handsomely packaged in a gift box to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Usborne Publishing. Each hardback book is colourfully illustrated and has a ribbon page marker. Excellent value but great quality too. These sturdy hardback books in a slipcase make a perfect gift at any time of the year.
Since the 1970s, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez s rendition of Batman has been one of the most iconic and recognizable in comics. This new hardcover collects covers and stories from Batman #272, #311, #313-314, #318, #321, #336-337, #353 (1940s series), Batman 66: The Lost Episode #1 (2006), Batman Confidential #26-28 (2006), Batman Family #3 (1975-1978), Batman: Gotham Knights #10 (2000), DC Comics Presents #31, #41 (1978-1986), DC Special Series #21 (1977), Detective Comics #454, #458-459, #483, #487 (1937), The Best of the Brave and the Bold #1-6 (1988), The Brave and the Bold #164, #171 (1955), The Joker #4 (1975), The Untold Legend of the Batman #1-3 (1980), and World s Finest Comics #244, #255, and #258 (1941 series).
For most of us, a summer holiday is an opportunity to escape from it all: to lounge on warm sands or sip a cool drink in the shade of a city square. But, as the characters in this murderously good collection of classic crime stories discover to their cost ... trouble has a nasty habit of finding you out. From a body found on a beach without a single footprint, to a lemonade stand whose wares appear to have been poisoned and a Wimbledon final ruined by the mysterious disappearance of the championship player, these tales of murder and malice will take you on the trip of a lifetime. So pour that glass of Pimms, grab your sunhat and indulge your dark side: these stories will chill you to your very core, even in a heatwave ...
Bound in gorgeous blue cloth, Wedding Readings and Poems makes the perfect gift to celebrate an engagement, to thank bridesmaids and to share happy memories with wedding guests. Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with silver foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition is edited by Becky Brown. This beautiful anthology is filled with readings to light up every kind of wedding ceremony. There are poems about falling in love, joyful prose celebrating marriage and wise words about commitment from some of our greatest writers and poets. It's a book brimming with inspiration that solves the dilemma of choosing what to read at weddings and marriage celebrations.
In HARLEY QUINN: BLACK and WHITE and RED, 14 tales of Gotham City s craziest clown princess are presented in nothing but black, white, and bold splashes of red. See how Harley s story unfolds in worlds beyond the DC Universe, in the alternate timelines of Batman: White Knight, Harleen, and the Harley Quinn animated series! Witness her darkest hours and her happiest moments! Wait, did she just win an underground rap battle?! An incredible array of award-winning talent from across the comics industry have put their reputations in jeopardy to bring you these stories so show a little gratitude, will ya? Collects Harley Quinn #1-7 and Harley Quinn: Future s End #1.
It was always going to come to this. Uncover the inner workings of the Joker War that was waged. Find out how the Clown Prince of Crime used everything and stopped at nothing to push the Dark Knight to the edge of existence. Marking the first appearances of new characters like Punchline, the Designer, Underbroker, and Clownhunter find out the devastating impact this warfare had on Batman and Gotham City. Collects Nightwing #70-73, Batgirl #47-48, and Detective Comics #1022-1024.
Tales from the DC Dark Multiverse contains all the most twisted stories that can t be missed. It s beyond the Multiverse and diving into the dark depth of new timelines and redefining DC s reality. What does a world with an all-righteous Batman look like? What about a world without a Superman? Collects Superman #75, Batman #497, Infinite Crisis #1, Blackest Night #1, Tales of the Teen Titans Annual #3, Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Batman: Knightfall #1, Tales from the Dark Multiverse: The Death of Superman #2, Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Blackest Night #3, Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Infinite Crisis #4, Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Teen Titans: The Judas Contract #5.
No British periodical or weekly magazine has a richer and more distinguished archive than the New Statesman, which has long been at the centre of British political and cultural life. If not quite at the centre, then at the most energetic, subversive end of the progressive centre-left. Kingsley Martin, editor of the New Statesman from 1930 to 1960, wrote that life on the NS was always a battle. After all, I had been brought up as a dissenter and I tended to see all problems as moral issues. The magazine has notably recognized and published new writers and critics, as well as encouraged major careers. Many of the most notable political and cultural writers of the recent past have written for the New Statesman. Many have been on its staff or were associates of it: HG Wells, George Bernard Shaw, JM Keynes, VS Pritchett, Paul Johnson, Claire Tomalin, Christopher Hitchens and John Gray. The most significant intellectual and cultural currents of the age ripple through its pages. There is, too, a rich history of poetry and fiction and illustration and cartoons to draw on, from Low's sketches of the great and the good to the gonzo art of Ralph Steadman and the bold cover illustrations and caricatures of Andre Carrilho. The book is more than an anthology. It tells the story of the New Statesman, from the eve of the First World War to the long aftermath of 9/11 and the populist upheavals of today. It looks forward as well as back, offering a unique and unpredictable perspective on politics, literature and the world.