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The Prisoners Wife

The Prisoners Wife


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Description: ' An absorbing and engaging tale of wartime bravery and endurance. Bill and Izabela are such tenderly drawn characters ... I loved it!' RACHEL HORE, author of Last Letter Home and The Memory Garden_______________________________ Their love is a death sentence. But can it keep them alive? Czechoslovakia, 1944. In the dead of night, a farm girl and a British soldier creep through abandoned villages. Secretly married and on the run, Bill and Izabela are searching for Izabela's brother and father, who are fighting for the Czech resistance. They know their luck will not last. Captured by the German army, it seems they must be separated - but they have prepared for this moment. By cutting her hair and pretending to be mute, Izabela successfully disguises herself as a British soldier. Together, they face the terrible conditions of a POW camp, reliant on the help of their fellow POWs to maintain their fragile deception. Their situation is beyond dangerous. If Izabela is discovered, she and Bill - and all the men who helped them - will face lethal consequences._______________________________ A novel set in war-torn Czechoslovakia amid the extreme privations of a prisoner of war camp, based on a true story of passion, heroism and a love that transcends overwhelming odds._______________________________' Deeply moving and compelling ... an epic journey not only across war-torn countries but deep into the heart of what it is to be human. A heart-rending story beautifully told.' JUDITH ALLNAT, author of The Poet's Wife and The Silk Factory' Heart-wrenching and heart-warming in equal measure, The Prisoner's Wife is an unputdownable novel ... finely crafted, atmospheric, often nail-biting.' BEN KANE, author of The Eagles of Rome series' A story of danger, fear, determination and the redemptive power of love in war-torn Europe. It is a story that Hemingway might have envied.' JULIET GARDINER, author of Wartime: Britain 1939 to 1945 and The Blitz: The British Under Attack.' A gripping novel that explores the question of how much the human body, and the human spirit, can endure for the sake of love. The wealth of authentic detail makes it feel like a memoir ... I feel enriched to have read it.' GILL PAUL, author of The Lost Daughter and The Secret Wife' The Prisoner's Wife seamlessly and skilfully breathes intense, fully realised life into the stark scenes it describes. I was by turns moved, outraged and humbled' DEBORAH KAY DAVIES, author of True Things About Me' A powerful page-turner' MARIE BENEDICT, New York Times bestselling author of Lady Clementine' You will be spellbound by this stellar novel. So richly imbued with sensory details you'll be feeling every anguished moment and every golden ray of hope.' SUSAN MEISSNER, bestselling author of The Last Year of the War' The most unique World War II story I've ever read... Romantic, perfectly observed, inspiring, and thrilling - The Prisoner's Wife is impossible to put down - and when I did, I was teary-eyed. A complete winner.' SARAH- JANE STRATFORD, author of Red Letter Days' Tremendous ... this is much more than a love story' GEORGINA CLARKE, author of Death and the Harlot' Engrossing, harrowing and heart-warming' ANN MORGAN, author of Reading The World' It's hard to imagine this novel is based on a true story ... a story of hope and courage against all odds' Woman's Weekly' This is a beautiful book that will give any reader in dark times a reason to believe in the continuing goodness of people' NICOLA GRIFFITH, author of Hild
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Blood Song

Blood Song


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Description: The action swings from London to Sweden, and then back into the past, to Franco's Spain, as Roy & Castells hunt a monstrous killer ... in the latest instalment of Johana Gustawsson's award-winning, international bestselling series. *** Longlisted for the CWA International Dagger*** ' Historical sections highlight, in distressing detail, the atrocious treatment of mothers-to-be in Franco's Spain ... A satisfying, full-fat mystery' The Times ' Assured telling of a complex story' Sunday Times ' Gustawsson's writing is so vivid, it's electrifying. Utterly compelling' Peter James _________________ Spain, 1938: The country is wracked by civil war, and as Valencia falls to Franco's brutal dictatorship, Republican Therese witnesses the murders of her family. Captured and sent to the notorious Las Ventas women's prison, Therese gives birth to a daughter who is forcibly taken from her. Falkenberg, Sweden, 2016: A wealthy family is found savagely murdered in their luxurious home. Discovering that her parents have been slaughtered, Alienor Lindbergh, a new recruit to the UK's Scotland Yard, rushes back to Sweden and finds her hometown rocked by the massacre. Profiler Emily Roy joins forces with Alienor and soon finds herself on the trail of a monstrous and prolific killer. Little does she realise that this killer is about to change the life of her colleague, true-crime writer Alexis Castells. Joining forces once again, Roy and Castells' investigation takes them from the Swedish fertility clinics of the present day back to the terror of Franco's rule, and the horrifying events that took place in Spanish orphanages under its rule. Terrifying, vivid and recounted at breakneck speed, Blood Song is not only a riveting thriller and an examination of corruption in the fertility industry, but a shocking reminder of the atrocities of Spain's dictatorship, in the latest, stunning instalment in the award-winning Roy & Castells series. _________________ ' French novelist Johana Gustawsson writes novels of startling originality. Blood Song [is] truly horrifying' Sunday Times ' Her sleuths tracking a monstrous killer, transporting us from modern-day fertility clinics in Sweden to the abuses of Spanish orphanages under the brutal rule of General Franco ... a truly European thriller' Financial Times ' Gritty, bone-chilling, and harrowing - it's not for the faint of heart, and not to be missed' Crime by the Book ' A relentless heart-stopping masterpiece, filled with nightmarish situations that will keep you awake long into the dark nights of winter' New York Journal of Books ' Emotional and atmospheric' New Books Magazine ' Intricately plotted, visceral and emotional the author ramps up the tension and the unfolding keeps the reader guessing to the very end. Scenes are raw, vivid and gripping' Promoting Crime ' I don't think there's a crime writer who writes with such intelligence, darkness and deep sadness as Johana Gustawsson. This was extraordinary' Louise Beech ' Blood Song caught and has held onto my thoughts, it is clever, provocative, and a seriously good read' Love Reading ' A fascinating and engrossing read, but also one that I found intensely harrowing, deeply intimate and which made me cry' Live & Deadly ' A real page-turner, I loved it' Martina Cole ' Cleverly plotted, simply excellent' Ragnar Jonasson ' A must-read' Daily Express ' Bold and audacious' R. J. Ellory
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50 Natural Wonders To Blow Your Mind

50 Natural Wonders To Blow Your Mind


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Description: From the people who've been delivering trustworthy guidebooks to every destination in the world for 40 years, Lonely Planet's 50 Natural Wonders To Blow Your Mind will take you on a tour of the world's most mind-boggling wild and wonderful places, and help you discover just how extraordinary our planet really is. For all of our obsessions with man-made wonders, nothing compares to the creations of Mother Nature. Vast underground cave systems, wild desert landscapes, breathtaking waterfalls, staggering geology and spectacular vestiges of our prehistoric past all remind us of our small place in Earth's story. In this book we've attempted to capture just a fraction of what our planet has to offer, and we hope it inspires you to get out and find your own slice of pleasure in the great outdoors. Contents: Beach idyll Beach of the Cathedrals - Spain Hidden Beach, Marieta Islands - Mexico Moeraki Boulders, South Island - New Zealand Palawan Island - The Philippines Santorini - Greece Vaadhoo Island - Maldives Deep down Cave of Crystals - Mexico Darvaza Crater - Turkmenistan Grand Prismatic Spring, Wyoming - USA Great Barrier Reef, Queensland - Australia Great Blue Hole - Belize Hang Son Doong - Vietnam Jeita Grotto - Lebanon Lake Baikal - Russia Manjanggul Lava Tube - South Korea Marble Caves - Chile and Argentina Mendenhall Ice Caves - USA The Mariana Trench - Western Pacific Ocean Mountainous wonders Huangguoshu Waterfall - China Lauterbrunnen Valley - Switzerland Milford Sound - New Zealand Mount Everest - Nepal and Tibet Mount Roraima - Venezuela Musandam Fjords - Oman Perito Moreno Glacier - Argentina The Grand Canyon - USA Tianzi Mountains - China Trolltunga - Norway Mystical and mythical Aurora Borealis - Greenland Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye - Scotland Fingal's Cave, Inner Hebrides - Scotland Giant's Causeway, County Antrim - Northern Ireland The Waitomo Glow-worm Caves - New Zealand Uluru - Australia National parks Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory - Australia Lencois Maranhenses National Park - Brazil Plitvice Lakes National Park - Croatia The Wildebeest Migration - Tanzania and Kenya Yosemite National Park, California - USA Strange landscapes Bristlecone Pines, California - USA Crooked Forest - Poland Eye of the Sahara - Mauritania Ice Towers of Mount Erebus - Antarctica Living Root Bridges of Cherrapunji - India Pamukkale - Turkey Sagano Bamboo Forest - Japan Salar de Uyuni - Bolivia Socotra Island and Archipelago - Yemen Spotted Lake, British Columbia - Canada White Desert - Egypt About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.
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Hydra

Hydra


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Description: Elusive online investigative journalist Scott King investigates the case of Arla Macleod, who bludgeoned her family to death, in another episode of the chilling, award-winning Six Stories series. ' Bold, clever and genuinely chilling with a terrific twist that provides an explosive final punch' Deidre O' Brien, Sunday Mirror ' A genuine genre-bending debut' Carla Mc Kay, Daily Mail ' Impeccably crafted and gripping from start to finish' Doug Johnstone, The Big Issue ________________ A family massacre A deluded murderess Five witnesses Six stories Which one is true? One cold November night in 2014, in a small town in the north west of England, 21-year-old Arla Macleod bludgeoned her mother, father and younger sister to death with a hammer, in an unprovoked attack known as the Macleod Massacre. Now incarcerated at a medium-security mental-health institution, Arla will speak to no one but Scott King, an investigative journalist, whose Six Stories podcasts have become an internet sensation. King finds himself immersed in an increasingly complex case, interviewing five witnesses and Arla herself, as he questions whether Arla's responsibility for the massacre was a diminished as her legal team made out. As he unpicks the stories, he finds himself thrust into a world of deadly forbidden 'games', online trolls, and the mysterious black-eyed kids, whose presence seems to extend far beyond the delusions of a murderess... Dark, chilling and gripping, Hydra is both a classic murder mystery and an up-to-the-minute, startling thriller, that shines light in places you may never, ever want to see again. ________________ Praise for the Six Stories series Matt Wesolowski brilliantly depicts a desperate and disturbed corner of north-east England in which paranoia reigns and goodness is thwarted ... an exceptional storyteller' Andrew Michael Hurley ' Beautifully written, smart, compassionate - and scary as hell. Matt Wesolowski is one of the most exciting and original voices in crime fiction' Alex North ' Wonderfully horrifying ... the suspense crackles' James Oswald ' Original, inventive and dazzlingly clever' Fiona Cummins ' A complex and subtle mystery, unfolding like dark origami to reveal the black heart inside' Michael Marshall Smith ' Endlessly inventive and with literary thrills a-plenty, Matt Wesolowski is boldly carving his own uniquely dark niche in fiction' Benjamin Myers ' Disturbing, compelling and atmospheric, it will terrify and enthral you in equal measure' M W Craven ' Readers of Kathleen Barber's Are You Sleeping and fans of Ruth Ware will enjoy this slim but compelling novel' Booklist ' A relentless and original work of modern rural noir which beguiles and unnerves in equal measure. Matt Wesolowski is a major talent' Eva Dolan ' The very epitome of a must-read' Heat ' Haunting, horrifying, and heartrending. Fans of Arthur Machen, whose unsettling tale The White People provides an epigraph, will want to check this one out' Publishers Weekly ' For those who like the book they curl up with in their favourite slipper socks to generate a powerful sense of unease, and impel them to check all doors are locked and as many lights turned on as possible, Matt Wesolowski has just the formula to meet your self-scaring needs... ' Strong Words
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The Romanovs

The Romanovs


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Description: Waterstones  Non- Fiction Book of the Month  for  February (2017) The Romanovs inhabit a world of family rivalry, imperial ambition, lurid glamour, sexual excess and depraved sadism; this is a world where obscure strangers suddenly claim to be dead monarchs reborn, brides are poisoned, fathers torture their sons to death, sons kill fathers, wives murder husbands, a holy man, poisoned and shot, arises, apparently, from the dead, barbers and peasants ascend to supremacy, giants and freaks are collected, dwarfs are tossed, beheaded heads kissed, tongues torn out, flesh knouted off bodies, rectums impaled, children slaughtered; here are fashion-mad nymphomaniacal empresses, lesbian ménages à trois, and an emperor who wrote the most erotic correspondence ever written by a head of state.  The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world's surface. How did one family turn a war-ruined principality into the world's greatest empire? And how did they lose it all? This is the intimate story of twenty tsars and tsarinas, some touched by genius, some by madness, but all inspired by holy autocracy and imperial ambition. Montefiore's gripping chronicle reveals their secret world of unlimited power and ruthless empire-building, overshadowed by palace conspiracy, family rivalries, sexual decadence and wild extravagance, and peopled by a cast of adventurers, courtesans, revolutionaries and poets, from Ivan the Terrible to Tolstoy, from Queen Victoria to Lenin. To rule Russia was both imperial-sacred mission and poisoned chalice: six tsars were murdered and all the Romanovs lived under constant threat to their lives. Peter the Great tortured his own son to death while making Russia an empire, and dominated his court with a dining club notable for compulsory drunkenness, naked dwarfs and fancy dress. Catherine the Great overthrew her own husband – who was murdered soon afterwards – loved her young male favourites, conquered Ukraine and fascinated Europe. Paul was strangled by courtiers backed by his own son, Alexander I, who faced Napoleon's invasion and the burning of Moscow, then went on to take Paris. Alexander II liberated the serfs, survived five assassination attempts, and wrote perhaps the most explicit love letters ever written by a ruler. The Romanovs climaxes with a fresh, unforgettable portrayal of Nicholas and Alexandra, the rise and murder of Rasputin, war and revolution – and the harrowing massacre of the entire family. Written with dazzling literary flair, drawing on new archival research, The Romanovs is at once an enthralling story of triumph and tragedy, love and death, a universal study of power, and an essential portrait of the empire that still defines Russia today. From warring dynasties to royal rabbits, Simon Sebag Montefiore has many strings to his literary bow. A historian, journalist, presenter, biographer and novelist he is best known for his contributions to history including Catherine the Great and Potemkin and Jerusalem: the Biography as well as two biographies of Stalin: Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar and Young Stalin (which won the Costa Biography Award). He is also the author of the acclaimed novels Sashenka and One Night in Winter and The Royal Rabbits of London in collaboration with his wife, the author Santa Montefiore.
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Zinn and The Art Of Mountain Bike Maintenance

Zinn and The Art Of Mountain Bike Maintenance


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Description: Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance is the world's best-selling guide to the maintenance and repair of mountain bikes, hybrids, and fat bikes. From basic repairs like how to fix a flat to advanced overhauls of drivetrains and brakes, Lennard Zinn's clearly illustrated guide makes every bike repair and maintenance job easy for everyone. Lennard Zinn is the world's leading expert on bike maintenance and repair. His friendly, step-by-step guide explains the tools and parts you'll need and how to know you've done the job right. The book's two-color interior is easy to read-even in a dimly-lit garage or workshop. Hundreds of hand-drawn illustrations and exploded-parts diagrams show just the right level of detail to lead you through every mountain bike repair task. This smartly organized guide shows how to repair new and old mountain bikes from top to bottom. In over 500 pages and more than 750 illustrations, Zinn's guide includes simple instructions for hundreds of mountain bike maintenance and repair jobs: * Basics: How to fix a flat tire, lube a bicycle chain, adjust the brakes* Emergency repairs: How to fix a broken chain, tighten loose spokes, repair a bent derailleur* Easy shifting: How to adjust shifters, derailleurs, and cables for clean and smooth shifting* Wheels: How to true a wheel, install a new tire, change a cassette, replace broken spokes, build your own wheels* Overhauls: How to service and replace pedals, chains and chainrings, saddles, handlebars, stems, headsets, forks, bottom brackets* New tech: How to maintain 1x-speed systems, electronic and wireless shifters* Troubleshooting: How to figure out what's wrong with any bike and fix it Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance makes bicycle repair and maintenance easy, quick, affordable, and fun. With Zinn at your side, you'll know how to keep your bicycle running smoothly for years. What's New in Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance, 6th Ed.:* New chapter on electronic shifting covers maintenance, service, repair, and troubleshooting of all Shimano electronic shifting groups. Also included: How to program your electronic shifting system for personalized shifting as well as real-time display and shift recording on a head unit.* New chapter on disc brakes covers maintenance, service, and repair of all hydraulic and mechanical systems. Includes integrated systems and their bleeding requirements.* New guides on how disc brake mounting adapters work and how to install them.* Complete info on the new 11-speed and SRAM 12-speed drivetrains.* Info on all the newest bottom brackets including 1x11 and 1x12 systems.* New guidelines on wheel size selection for your frame size, suspension settings, and travel.* New procedures for mounting and sealing tubeless tire systems.* New usage guidelines for flat-prevention sealants.* Updated guides on replacing press-in bottom brackets with thread-in bottom brackets.* New wheel lacing guidelines for building disc-brake compatible wheels.* More than 750 comprehensive illustrations and exploded views including 150 new or revised illustrations.* Updated and expanded guides on how to tune, rebuild, and maintain suspension forks and rear shocks. Includes tuning guides for preload, compression, rebound, and sag. * Updated and revised troubleshooting tables, torque tables, and gearing charts for 26, 27.5, and 29 bikes.* Also covered in the 6th edition: All derailleur shifting systems; all bottom bracket systems; all brake systems; all headset, stem, handlebar and fork systems; wheelbuilding for all bikes; updated and expanded torque tables; complete indexes of all illustrations and topics covered. Whether you're riding a classic Stumpjumper or a carbon-fiber race machine, Zinn has got you covered!
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A House Built On Love: The Enterprising Team Creating Homes For The Homeless

A House Built On Love: The Enterprising Team Creating Homes For The Homeless


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Description: People leaving prison; refugees; victims of abuse and prostitution. All struggle to find a home, to build relationships, to get back on their feet. The root cause of homelessness is relational: the homeless suffer not just the lack of a roof, but a lack of love. But what if someone could provide not only a home, but also a network? Real people, who knew what they were doing, and who cared? In 2007 Ed Walker published with Monarch Books a book called Reflections from the Scorched Earth. It described his nine years of living and working in six distinct war zones - notably in Darfur - as a Christian humanitarian aid worker with Tearfund. Returning to the UK, Ed worked for the YMCA for three years. But before long Ed and Rachel felt the call to start a genuinely Christian charity working with ex-offenders and the homeless. The private rental sector was out of reach for many, and government provision was horribly inadequate. Both problems have grown massively in the subsequent years. Scraping together every penny they could find, in 2010 the young couple set up a charity, Hope into Action, invested GBP30,000 in a house and bought the first home for the homeless in partnership with their church. This charity has now grown to 51 homes across fifteen towns and cities. Hope into Action have won numerous awards both secular and Christian (they won the Guardian's Public Service Award in 2017, and an award from the Centre for Social Justice). The vision is simple, but devastatingly effective. It provides a vehicle for Christians with money to invest in housing stock, with a modest but guaranteed return. Once funds in a locality are available, and in partnership with a local church, Hi A will select a suitable house, which is refurbished as necessary. Together with the local church, the members of which will receive training from Hi A in befriending and providing guidance, Hi A will select suitable tenants. Hi A provide case workers to monitor, smooth understanding, provide support and impose discipline. The churches offer friendship and local contacts. The underlying vision is not simply to help the marginalised, but to enable churches. Tenants come from a variety of backgrounds. Some are men coming out of prison and stuck in hostels. Some are recommended by social services, others by refugee agencies. In the last year Hi A have provided homes for refugees fleeing from Sudan and Darfur, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Syria, and Iran. The results to date have been impressive, bearing in mind that many of those helped have multiple personal challenges. In the annual statement for 2017 Hope into Action report that 87% of tenants succeeded in maintaining their tenancies; 89% of those who had been in custody refrained from crime; 81% of those with addictions reduced or ceased their drug use; 82% reported improved relations with their families; 47% were involved in volunteering, education or training; and 23% had found a job. There is no requirement upon tenants to have any kind of faith (and many clients are Muslim refugees) but many do become believers. There have been endless teething problems. Relationships have broken down. Tenants who seemed well on the way to recovery and stability have gone completely off the rails. Money has been tight. Most notably however, Ed and his small team have seen God move and provide in amazing, multiple ways. We have seen miracles, healings, conversions, churches transformed, Ed comments. I have also gone through some major heart-breaks and dangerous situations, but through it all God has been faithful. Hope into Action tells Ed's story of faith and struggle as he and his wife saw the need, felt the call and stepped out in faith, developed a new theology of sharing and saw both tragic and wonderful results. It explains how we meet and grow in Christ as we interact with those in the shadows and those hidden in darkness.
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Fortunes Of France 1: The Brethren


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Description: The Perigord of sixteenth-century France is a wild region on the edge of the reaches of royal authority-its steep, forested valleys roamed by bands of brigands and gypsies, its communities divided by conflict between Catholics and converts to the new Protestant faith, the Huguenots. To this beautiful but dangerous country come two veterans of the French king's wars, Jean de Siorac and Jean de Sauveterre, The Brethren-as fiercely loyal to the crown as they are to their Huguenot religion. They make their home in the formidable chateau of Mespech, and the community they found prospers, but they are far from secure-religious civil war looms on the horizon, famine and plague stalk the land, and The Brethren must use all their wits to protect those they love from the chaos that threatens to sweep them away. The Brethren is the first volume in the epic historical drama Fortunes of France-a lusty, exhilarating blend of adventure and romance set against the backdrop of a critical period in European history. ' Swashbuckling historical fiction... For all its philosophical depth [ The Brethren] is a hugely entertaining romp... The comparisons with Dumas seem both natural and deserved and the next 12 instalments [are] a thrilling prospect' Christobel Kent, Guardian ' A vivid novel by France's modern Dumas... [there is] plenty of evidence in the rich characterisation and vivid historical detail that a reader's long-term commitment will be amply rewarded' Sunday Times ' The mainstay of the novel is swashbuckling action... What stands out is Merle's eye for detail' Spectator ' We're swept away by triumph, tragedy, action and adventure... It's a novel like this that makes reviewing one of the best jobs in the world.' Bookbag, Five Star Review ' Cleverly depicts France's epic religious wars through the intimate prism of one family's experience. It's beautifully written too. Metro. ' Historical fiction at its very best... This fast paced and heady brew is colourfully leavened with love and sex and a great deal of humour and wit. The second instalment cannot be published too soon' We Love This Book ' This is old-fashioned story-telling. It has swagger and, vibrancy with big characters... A gripping story with humour and strength and real attention to historical detail Mature Times This enjoyable story has some of the wit of George Mac Donald Fraser's ' Flashman'... Alexandre Dumas comes to mind too... [the remaining volumes] of this moving panorama are eagerly awaited' The Tablet' A lively adventures anyone keen on historical fiction [should] look forward to the next instalment' Telegraph ' A master of the historical novel' Guardian ' The spectacular 13-volume evocation of 16th-17th-century France' Independent ' Merle's novel offers a sympathetic and highly imaginative view of a fraught time in French history... filled with originality, humanity, and insight' New Welsh Review ' The Brethren very quickly wins one over' Glasgow Herald ' The Dumas of the twentieth century' Neues Deutschland ' A wonderful, colourful, breathlessly narrated historical panorama' Zeitpunkt ' Robert Merle is one of the very few French writers who has attained both popular success and the admiration of critics. The doyen of our novelists is a happy man' Le Figaro Robert Merle (1908-2004) was born in French Algeria, before moving to mainland France in 1918. Originally an English teacher, Merle served as an interpreter with British Expeditionary Force during the Second World War, and was captured by the German army at Dunkirk, the experience of which served as the basis for his Goncourt-prize-winning Weekend at Zuydocoote. He published the 13 volumes of his hugely popular Fortunes of France series over four decades, from 1977 to 2003, the final volume appearing just a year before his death of a heart attack in 2004.
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Karate Chop and Minna Needs Rehearsal Space

Karate Chop and Minna Needs Rehearsal Space


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Description: Two daringly original works from the acclaimed Danish author Dorthe Nors, published back to back in a uniquely designed edition. ' Beautiful, faceted, haunting stories... Dorthe Nors is fantastic' Junot Diaz Karate Chop In these glittering, funny miniature tales, the acclaimed Danish writer Dorthe Nors sketches ordinary lives taking unexpected turns: a son's love for his father is tested when he suddenly discovers its fragility; a woman in an abusive relationship seeks to better understand the choices she has made; a man with dreams of self-improvement is haunted by deceit; and a daughter watches on silently as her mother's search for meaning ends in madness. Blending compassion with dark delight, Nors conjures up a flawed, unsettlingly familiar world with each cautionary glance - as fresh moments of wonder, romance and frail beauty are unexpectedly infiltrated by depravity, isolation and despair. Minna Needs Rehearsal Space Minna is feeling desperate. Lars has just dumped her by text message. Her friends are constantly flaunting their lovers, children and dogs (with Facebook as their cruel accomplice). And her neurotic sister is everywhere she turns. Minna needs security, and a place in Copenhagen to practise her music. Minna wants a child. Minna needs to stop being answerable to everyone. So, with only Ingmar Bergman for comfort and company, she decides to take a trip away from it all. In this highly original, playful, poignant yet funny novella, Dorthe Nors explores our struggles to find love, relate to others and simply be heard above the relentless noise of the modern age. Praise for Karate Chop ' Unsettling and poetic. . .. Some pieces, like one about a four-pound tomato, are oddly beautiful; others are brilliantly disturbing' New York Times Book Review ' Dorthe Nors is a writer of moments - quiet, raw portraits of existential meditation, at times dyspeptic, but never unsympathetic' Paris Review ' In the span of two pages, she is able to both build and unmake a character, achieving the same complexity that other writers require entire novels to establish... Karate Chop is the first of Nors' books to be translated to English but certainly won't be the last. Lovers of the art of literary fiction, students of psychology, and everyone looking for a quick, thought-provoking read should all indulge themselves in the subversive delight of this short story collection' Booklist ' The short-short stories in Danish sensation Nors's slim, potent collection, Karate Chop... evoke the weirdness and wonder of relating in the digital age' Vogue ' Nors illuminates an ominous world of disconnected people trying to make sense of their dislocation... Nors' affectless, matter-of-fact storytelling... is the perfect complement to the low-wattage desperation and inertia her characters feel... Karate Chop is just like that: It loves you and wants to teach you, but it also wants to harm you' Los Angeles Times ' In this collection of stories, Danish fiction comes off a little like Danish furniture, spare and sublime. Author Dorthe Nors knows how to capture the smallest moments and sculpt them into the unforgettable' Oprah ' Theintricately crafted stories in Karate Chop, from popular Danish writer Dorthe Nors, focus on ordinary occurrences . . . and then twist them into brilliantly slanted cautionary tales about desire, romance, deception, and dread' Elle Praise for Minna Needs Rehearsal Space ' The funniest Danish novel I have read in a long time' Information ' Satirically sharp and satirically funny' Weekendavisen ' This is music to a language lover's ears' Dagbladenes Bureau, 5-star review ' Tremendously insightful' Jyllands- Posten ' A poetic pearl' Berlingske Tidende ' One of the best books I have read' Litteratur Nu ' Short, precise, and hugely entertaining' Litteratursiden
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Sound Of Hunger


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Description: Sound of Hunger is a true story that centres on two German brothers, Erich and Georg Gerth, u-boat commanders, and the First Word War and its aftermath. The Gerths' lives and careers as navy officers are set against the military, political and social environment of their times. Carefully-nurtured myths of national innocence and guilt are uncovered; discrediting truths and war crimes of both the Allies and Germany are brought into the limelight. This is not conventional history, but a personal view of the events that were integral to the Gerth brothers, to see how they were changed by what they heard, were taught and experienced. Sound of Hunger is unashamedly intimate in selection, perhaps eccentric in places; a personal journey that explains what was newly-found, how it was investigated and understood. Whatever you think you know about this war, be prepared to challenge your beliefs. The book takes its title from the thrust of the war, not in the trenches, but in the deliberate attempts by both sides to starve each other's civilian populations. The damage to Germany's children was generational as food shortages were deliberately extended by the Allies to force Germany to a debilitating peace. The brothers were born in booming Berlin in the 1880s, their father dying when they were young. Their mother sacrificed to see them through one of Berlin's most prestigious secondary schools and paid their considerable fees as cadets. In the burgeoning naval fleet, they were of the lowest social class allowed into this elite new force. Their careers were exciting, extracted from German archives: spying in South America, bombardment of the English coast, sea battles, torpedoed and mined ships, and desperate survivals. One, as a French prisoner of war for over two years, made daring escape attempts, the other scuttling his boat in the Mediterranean amid collapsing Austrian armies. Remarkable contacts tumble from the pages, villains and heroes, the Kaiser, Alfred von Tirpitz, family-friend Wilhelm Canaris, Karl Doenitz, the Red Baron, Adolf Hitler. The Gerths' personal decisions are interwoven with Germany's bid for world power, naval training, the founding of the Flanders u-boat bases, the importance of the Baltic and the Mediterranean, the economic blockade of Germany and its devastating effects on European neutral countries, unfettered submarine warfare, prison camps, Britain's virulent propaganda designed to drag America into the conflict, and the German collapse. The story does not end well. The brothers return to Germany and the post-war fight to the death between a new socialist republic, a murderous officer corps and the Spartacist revolution. The Gerths are forced to take sides. One becomes a philosopher and a businessman, seeking mental refuge. The other marries a countess and is swept into extreme right-wing politics: manning the barricades, the murder of communist leaders Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg, covertly preparing the second u-boat fleet for the next war. Canaris is everywhere scheming. Close family contacts are developed with Europe's Catholic hierarchy, even to Eugenio Pacelli, the pope-to-be, the Spanish royal family, and with elite Paris society, in a very public attempt to rouse religious sentiment against a second world war. Everything falls apart. The German President and Foreign Minister together act with Rudolf Hess to ruin one of the brothers. Heinrich Himmler moves to take over of the legendary Ufa film studios, beggaring another family member. The family's Jewish connections are disclosed: it is a time of forged passports, concentration camps, attempted flight to South America; and children hidden in Roman convents. The Gestapo steps in. One brother dies in poignant and lurid circumstances, the other becomes a recluse after watching the ruins of his family home and business, flattened by British carpet bombing of a demilitarised town.
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Description: ' Robert Verkaik makes a revisionist case for an unsung aircraft, the Boulton Paul Defiant. This two-seat gun-turret fighter is, argues Verkaik, the forgotten fighter of Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain; the effectiveness as well as the courage of its crews is overlooked in standard accounts. To advance his case, he notes that a Defiant squadron still holds the record for the number of enemy aircraft shot down in a single day, with a claimed figure of 38' Times' Robert Verkaik tells the story of the Battle of Britain's unlikeliest hero with verve and phenomenal grasp of detail. He brings the Defiant fighter back into focus as an important part of the victorious RAF in the hour of its greatest trial' Mark Urban' Meticulously researched and rich in human and social as well as military interest, Defiant fills a crucial gap in our understanding of that most perilous time' David Kynaston, author of Austerity Britain' Firmly establishes the aircraft's role in those crucial aerial battles of 1940 and elevates the brave aircrews who fought and died in their forgotten Defiants, to rank alongside their comrades in the better remembered Hurricanes and Spitfires.' David Fairhead, director of Spitfire' Verkaik is an excellent guide, making his case with a restrained passion, taking us through the inter-war rearmament before cataloguing the muddled thinking, the political infighting, the inter-service and personality rivalries. His research was clearly a labour of love, leaving no Whitehall paper or airman's letter unturned in his search for the truth, and he never forgets the human dimension behind the losses' Simon Humphreys, Mail on Sunday, five stars' Defiant is both a stirring testament to the courage of the men who flew them and a welcome new examination of one of the Second World War's most famous conflicts' Alexander Larman, Observer Praise for Jihadi John:' An exemplary account . . . The book's most important contribution is to highlight the difficulties faced by the intelligence services . . . a first-class primer on Muslim extremism in Britain.' Max Hastings, Sunday Times Praise for Posh Boys:' The latest in the series of powerful books on the divisions in modern Britain, and will take its place on many bookshelves beside Reni Eddo- Lodge's Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race and Owen Jones's Chavs.' Andrew Marr, Sunday Times' Inspired, committed, careful and kind.' Danny Dorling, author of Inequality and the 1% In this startling new perspective on the Battle of Britain, Robert Verkaik reveals the surprising truth about the battle's forgotten fighter, the Boulton Paul Defiant. The crucial role played by the Spitfire and the Hurricane has been exhaustively recorded, but, to date, next to nothing has been written about the third British fighter which took part in the battle. By writing from the unique perspective of the pilots who flew the Defiant and their air-gunners, Verkaik helps to set the record straight. The Air Staff regarded the Defiant as a state-of-the-art bomber destroyer and wanted to equip a third of all Fighter Command squadrons with this new plane. But the head of Fighter Command, Hugh Dowding, had other ideas and went to war with Whitehall over its plan to saddle him with hundreds of 'obsolete' turret fighters. Then at Dunkirk, a Defiant squadron scored a huge success against the Luftwaffe by shooting down more German planes in one day than any other RAF unit before or since. Fighter Command, enthusiastically urged on by the Air Ministry, now committed its third fighter to the coming air battle over southern England. In the desperate dogfights of the battle, Defiants shot down both German bombers and fighters but suffered heavy losses too - one squadron was almost wiped out when it was ambushed by a superior force of Messerschmitt 109s. On 30 August 1940 all Defiant squadrons were withdrawn from the front line. The families of the Defiant air crews believed that their husbands, brothers and sons had died in vain, but the truth is that their vital contribution to the battle over Dunkirk and their role in the Battle of Britain has been all but erased from the official history. The story of the Defiant has not been allowed to mar the glorious victory won by the Spitfire and the Hurricane. But Verkaik has uncovered new records, including top-secret memos written by Hugh Dowding and his deputy Keith Park as well as correspondence with the Air Staff, combat and squadron reports, pilot logs and recordings of the last interviews with Defiant crews. He has also succeeded in tracing relatives of Defiant pilots and gunners to tell the story of the Battle of Britain as it has never been told before. He reveals how the myths which have grown up around the Defiant mask some inconvenient truths.
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Description: This pack contains one copy each of the following titles: Fast Forward Blue: Animal Hospital ( Non-fiction) Level 10 Fast Forward Blue: Antartic Animals ( Non-fiction) Level 9 Fast Forward Blue: A Plastic World ( Non-fiction) Level 11 Fast Forward Blue: Buzz and Zip Get Lost ( Fiction) Level 10 Fast Forward Blue: Cars ( Non-fiction) Level 9 Fast Forward Blue: Dad and Dan Go Camping ( Fiction) Level 10 Fast Forward Blue: Discovering Planets ( Non-fiction) Level 9 Fast Forward Blue: Human Movement ( Non-fiction) Level 11 Fast Forward Blue: Insect Sounds ( Non-fiction) Level 11 Fast Forward Blue: Join Up Now ( Non-fiction) Level 10 Fast Forward Blue: Jump! ( Fiction) Level 11 Fast Forward Blue: Magic Tricks ( Fiction) Level 9 Fast Forward Blue: On the Team ( Fiction) Level 9 Fast Forward Blue: Saying Goodbye ( Fiction) Level 11 Fast Forward Blue: Shark! ( Fiction) Level 10 Fast Forward Blue: Skeletons ( Non-fiction) Level 9 Fast Forward Blue: Sports Clothes ( Non-fiction) Level 11 Fast Forward Blue: Teacher's Guide CD- ROM Level 10 Fast Forward Blue: Teacher's Guide CD- ROM Level 11 Fast Forward Blue: Teacher's Guide CD- ROM Level 9 Fast Forward Blue: The Chalk Circle ( Fiction) Level 11 Fast Forward Blue: Time Travel: The Dinosaurs ( Fiction) Level 9 Fast Forward Blue: Travelling Around ( Non-fiction) Level 10 Fast Forward Blue: Voting ( Non-fiction) Level 10 Fast Forward Emerald: Democracy in Action ( Non-fiction) Level 25 Fast Forward Emerald: Dogs at Work ( Non-fiction) Level 25 Fast Forward Emerald: Eyes at Work ( Non-fiction) Level 25 Fast Forward Emerald: Fire Ready ( Fiction) Level 25 Fast Forward Emerald: It's All About Physics ( Non-fiction) Level 25 Fast Forward Emerald: Moon Bubble ( Fiction) Level 25 Fast Forward Emerald: More Like Home ( Fiction) Level 25 Fast Forward Emerald: Not Again ( Fiction) Level 25 Fast Forward Emerald: Teacher's Guide CD- ROM Level 25 Fast Forward Emerald: The Great Wall of China ( Non-fiction) Level 25 Fast Forward Gold: Bears in Camp ( Fiction) Level 21 Fast Forward Gold: Earthquakes ( Non-fiction) Level 22 Fast Forward Gold: Electricity ( Non-fiction) Level 22 Fast Forward Gold: Galileo Galilei and the Beginning of Modern Science ( Non-fiction) Level 21 Fast Forward Gold: I Wish ( Fiction) Level 22 Fast Forward Gold: Life in the Amazon Jungle ( Non-fiction) Level 21 Fast Forward Gold: Locust Plague ( Non-fiction) Level 21 Fast Forward Gold: Mining ( Non- Fiction) Level 22 Fast Forward Gold: Mudslide ( Fiction) Level 22 Fast Forward Gold: My Best Friend's a Genius ( Fiction) Level 21 Fast Forward Gold: New Neighbours ( Fiction) Level 21 Fast Forward Gold: Nico's List ( Fiction) Level 22 Fast Forward Gold: Papua New Guinea ( Non-fiction) Level 21 Fast Forward Gold: Ralegan Siddhi: A Special Community ( Non-fiction) Level 22 Fast Forward Gold: Space Junk, Meteorites and Comets ( Non-fiction) Level 21 Fast Forward Gold: Teacher's Guide CD- ROM Level 21 Fast Forward Gold: Teacher's Guide CD- ROM Level 22 Fast Forward Gold: The Key Cutter's Grandson ( Fiction) Level 22 Fast Forward Gold: The Riddle of the Camel Race ( Fiction) Level 21 Fast Forward Gold: The Story of Alexander Fleming ( Non-fiction) Level 22 Fast Forward Green: Aspirin ( Non-fiction) Level 13 Fast Forward Green: Banks and Banking ( Non-fiction) Level 14 Fast Forward Green: Buzz Takes Over ( Fiction) Level 14 Fast Forward Green: Death of the Dinosaur ( Non-fiction) Level 13 Fast Forward Green: Don't Embarrass Me, Dad! ( Fiction) Level 13 Fast Forward Green: Fixing Cars ( Fiction) Level 14 Fast Forward Green: Gold ( Non-fiction) Level 12 Fast Forward Green: Gold Rush ( Non-fiction) Level 14 Fast Forward Green: Hip- Hop ( Non-fiction) Level 13 Fast Forward Green: Metal Mouth ( Fiction) Level 13 Fast Forward Green: Peacekeepers ( Non-fiction) Level 13 Fast Forward Green: Powering Cars ( Non-fiction) Level 14 Fast Forward Green: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle ( Non-fiction) Level 14 Fast Forward Green: Secret Agent ( Fiction) Level 14 Fast Forward Green: Super Fit ( Fiction) Level 12 Fast Forward Green: Teacher's Guide CD- ROM Level 12 Fast Forward Green: Teacher's Guide CD- ROM Level 13 Fast Forward Green: Teacher's Guide CD- ROM Level 14 Fast Forward Green: The Call of the Wolf ( Fiction) Level 12 Fast Forward Green: The Game ( Fiction) Level 12 Fast Forward Green: The Heart ( Non-fiction) Level 14 Fast Forward Green: The Inventors Club ( Fiction) Level 14 Fast Forward Green: The Water Cycle ( Non-fiction) Level 13 Fast Forward Green: Thomas Edison ( Non-fiction) Level 12 Fast Forward Green: Time Travel: Ship Ahoy! ( Fiction) Level 13 Fast Forward Green: Water World ( Non-fiction) Level 12 Fast Forward Orange: Acting the Part ( Non-fiction) Level 16 Fast Forward Orange: A Very Long Journey ( Non-fiction) Level 15 Fast Forward Orange: Dad's Trick ( Fiction) Level 15 Fast Forward Orange: Everything is Changing ( Fiction) Level 15 Fast Forward Orange: Heating Up ( Non-fiction) Level 15 Fast Forward Orange: Marty and the Magazine ( Fiction) Level 15 Fast Forward Orange: Mercury and the Woodcutter ( Fiction) Level 16 Fast Forward Orange: Natural Partners ( Non-fiction) Level 15 Fast Forward Orange: New Tricks ( Fiction) Level 16 Fast Forward Orange: Scary Movie ( Fiction) Level 16 Fast Forward Orange: Simple Machines ( Non-fiction) Level 16 Fast Forward Orange: Teacher's Guide CD- ROM Level 15 Fast Forward Orange: Teacher's Guide CD- ROM Level 16 Fast Forward Orange: The Changing Map ( Non-fiction) Level 16 Fast Forward Orange: The Golden Touch ( Fiction) Level 15 Fast Forward Orange: UFO: Ordinary or Aliens? ( Non-fiction) Level 15 Fast Forward Orange: Unusual Hobbies ( Non-fiction) Level 16 Fast Forward Orange: Wait and See ( Fiction) Level 16 Fast Forward Orange: Walking on the Moon ( Non-fiction) Level 15 Fast Forward Orange: Wheels ( Non- Fiction) Level 16 Fast Forward Purple: Building the Pyramids ( Non-fiction) Level 20 Fast Forward Purple: Buzz Sees the Difference ( Fiction) Level 19 Fast Forward Purple: Dirt on My Shoe ( Fiction) Level 20 Fast Forward Purple: Experimenting With Magnets ( Non-fiction) Level 19 Fast Forward Purple: Gadget Boy and Kid Fantastic ( Fiction) Level 20 Fast Forward Purple: Garbage ( Non-fiction) Level 19 Fast Forward Purple: Getting the Picture ( Non-fiction) Level 20 Fast Forward Purple: Making Headlines ( Fiction) Level 20 Fast Forward Purple: People Underground ( Non-fiction) Level 19 Fast Forward Purple: Pompeii ( Non-fiction) Level 19 Fast Forward Purple: Teacher's Guide CD- ROM Level 19 Fast Forward Purple: Teacher's Guide CD- ROM Level 20 Fast Forward Purple: The Beginnings of Democracy ( Non-fiction) Level 20 Fast Forward Purple: The Coat ( Fiction) Level 20 Fast Forward Purple: The Giant's Causeway ( Fiction) Level 19 Fast Forward Purple: The Great Depression ( Non-fiction) Level 20 Fast Forward Purple: The Green Belt Movement ( Non-fiction) Level 19 Fast Forward Purple: Trapped ( Fiction) Level 19 Fast Forward Purple: Venus Bay ( Fiction) Level 19 Fast Forward Purple: Wind Power ( Non-fiction) Level 20 Fast Forward Silver: Aztec Beliefs ( Non-fiction) Level 23 Fast Forward Silver: Bruno's Tea ( Fiction) Level 23 Fast Forward Silver: Danny's Dream ( Fiction) Level 24 Fast Forward Silver: Discovering Chemistry ( Non-fiction) Level 24 Fast Forward Silver: Discovering Metals ( Non-fiction) Level 23 Fast Forward Silver: Forces in Action ( Non-fiction) Level 23 Fast Forward Silver: Goal! ( Fiction) Level 23 Fast Forward Silver: It's a Jungle Out There ( Fiction) Level 23 Fast Forward Silver: Living in Space ( Non-fiction) Level 24 Fast Forward Silver: Lizzie's Hidden Message ( Fiction) Level 23 Fast Forward Silver: My Best Friend Thinks I'm a Genius ( Fiction) Level 24 Fast Forward Silver: People Have Their Say ( Non-fiction) Level 23 Fast Forward Silver: Shipwreck ( Fiction) Level 24 Fast Forward Silver: Teacher's Guide CD- ROM Level 23 Fast Forward Silver: Teacher's Guide CD- ROM Level 24 Fast Forward Silver: The Contest ( Fiction) Level 23 Fast Forward Silver: The European Union ( Non-fiction) Level 24 Fast Forward Silver: The House of Wisdom ( Non-fiction) Level 24 Fast Forward Silver: Twins ( Non-fiction) Level 23 Fast Forward Silver: Underground Rescue ( Non-fiction) Level 24 Fast Forward Turquoise: Animal Travellers ( Non-fiction) Level 18 Fast Forward Turquoise: Battle of the Bands ( Fiction) Level 17 Fast Forward Turquoise: Beginnings ( Non-fiction) Level 18 Fast Forward Turquoise: Diary of a Twister Chaser ( Non-fiction) Level 18 Fast Forward Turquoise: Drugs in Sport ( Non-fiction) Level 17 Fast Forward Turquoise: Fossil Fuels ( Non-fiction) Level 17 Fast Forward Turquoise: Gadget Boy Saves the Day ( Fiction) Level 17 Fast Forward Turquoise: Glacier ( Fiction) Level 18 Fast Forward Turquoise: Helping Out ( Non-fiction) Level 17 Fast Forward Turquoise: Inside the Gate ( Fiction) Level 17 Fast Forward Turquoise: Renovations ( Fiction) Level 17 Fast Forward Turquoise: Saving Coral Reefs ( Non-fiction) Level 17 Fast Forward Turquoise: Small Pox ( Non-fiction) Level 18 Fast Forward Turquoise: Teacher's Guide CD- ROM Level 17 Fast Forward Turquoise: Teacher's Guide CD- ROM Level 18 Fast Forward Turquoise: The African Grasslands ( Non-fiction) Level 17 Fast Forward Turquoise: The Bully ( Fiction) Level 18 Fast Forward Turquoise: The Graveyard Shift ( Fiction) Level 18 Fast Forward Turquoise: The Inventors' Club Meets Again ( Fiction) Level 18 Fast Forward Turquoise: World Heritage ( Non-fiction) Level 18 Fast Forward Yellow: A Night Out ( Fiction) Level 7 Fast Forward Yellow: Animal Disguises ( Non-fiction) Level 8 Fast Forward Yellow: Animal Groups ( Non-fiction) Level 6 Fast Forward Yellow: At the Shops ( Non-fiction) Level 6 Fast Forward Yellow: Ben Fox Saves the Day ( Fiction) Level 6 Fast Forward Yellow: Bridges ( Non-fiction) Level 7 Fast Forward Yellow: Dad and Dan Go Fishing ( Fiction) Level 6 Fast Forward Yellow: Food from the World ( Non-fiction) Level 6 Fast Forward Yellow: Harry Helps Out ( Fiction) Level 7 Fast Forward Yellow: Hot and Cold ( Non-fiction) Level 8 Fast Forward Yellow: Ice on Earth ( Non-fiction) Level 7 Fast Forward Yellow: Making a Cake ( Non-fiction) Level 8 Fast Forward Yellow: Move It! ( Non-fiction) Level 6 Fast Forward Yellow: Noises in the Night ( Fiction) Level 6 Fast Forward Yellow: Skateboarding ( Non-fiction) Level 7 Fast Forward Yellow: Taking Off ( Fiction) Level 8 Fast Forward Yellow: Teacher's Guide CD- ROM Level 6 Fast Forward Yellow: Teacher's Guide CD- ROM Level 7 Fast Forward Yellow: Teacher's Guide CD- ROM Level 8 Fast Forward Yellow: The Jewellery Store Robbery ( Fiction) Level 8 Fast Forward Yellow: The Mess ( Fiction) Level 7 Fast Forward Yellow: The Mystery of the Missing Bike ( Fiction) Level 8 Fast Forward Yellow: Understanding Rules ( Non-fiction) Level 8 Fast Forward Yellow: What's the Time? ( Non-fiction) Level 7 Engage your less confident readers and improve reading attainment with Fast Forward. This series offers a wide range of age-appropriate, high-interest readers for children in Key Stage 2 and 3 who are struggling to make progress with their reading. 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Description: This pack contains one copy each of the following titles: Fast Forward Blue: Animal Hospital ( Non-fiction) Level 10 Fast Forward Blue: Antartic Animals ( Non-fiction) Level 9 Fast Forward Blue: A Plastic World ( Non-fiction) Level 11 Fast Forward Blue: A World Without Cars ( Non-fiction) Level 10 Fast Forward Blue: Buzz and Zip Get Lost ( Fiction) Level 10 Fast Forward Blue: Cars ( Non-fiction) Level 9 Fast Forward Blue: Cars of the Future ( Non-fiction) Level 9 Fast Forward Blue: Dad and Dan Go Camping ( Fiction) Level 10 Fast Forward Blue: Dad and Dan Go Skateboarding ( Fiction) Level 9 Fast Forward Blue: Discovering Planets ( Non-fiction) Level 9 Fast Forward Blue: Human Movement ( Non-fiction) Level 11 Fast Forward Blue: Insect Sounds ( Non-fiction) Level 11 Fast Forward Blue: Join Up Now ( Non-fiction) Level 10 Fast Forward Blue: Jump! ( Fiction) Level 11 Fast Forward Blue: Looking at Space ( Non-fiction) Level 9 Fast Forward Blue: Magic Tricks ( Fiction) Level 9 Fast Forward Blue: Molly and the Band ( Fiction) Level 10 Fast Forward Blue: On the Team ( Fiction) Level 9 Fast Forward Blue: Saying Goodbye ( Fiction) Level 11 Fast Forward Blue: Shark! ( Fiction) Level 10 Fast Forward Blue: Skeletons ( Non-fiction) Level 9 Fast Forward Blue: Slam Dunk ( Fiction) Level 11 Fast Forward Blue: Sports Clothes ( Non-fiction) Level 11 Fast Forward Blue: Teacher's Guide CD- ROM Level 10 Fast Forward Blue: Teacher's Guide CD- ROM Level 11 Fast Forward Blue: Teacher's Guide CD- ROM Level 9 Fast Forward Blue: The Chalk Circle ( Fiction) Level 11 Fast Forward Blue: The Human Body ( Non-fiction) Level 11 Fast Forward Blue: The World Wide Web ( Non-fiction) Level 11 Fast Forward Blue: Time Travel: The Dinosaurs ( Fiction) Level 9 Fast Forward Blue: Trains ( Non-fiction) Level 10 Fast Forward Blue: Travelling Around ( Non-fiction) Level 10 Fast Forward Blue: Voting ( Non-fiction) Level 10 Fast Forward Emerald: Democracy in Action ( Non-fiction) Level 25 Fast Forward Emerald: Dogs at Work ( Non-fiction) Level 25 Fast Forward Emerald: Eyes at Work ( Non-fiction) Level 25 Fast Forward Emerald: Fire Ready ( Fiction) Level 25 Fast Forward Emerald: It's All About Physics ( Non-fiction) Level 25 Fast Forward Emerald: Moon Bubble ( Fiction) Level 25 Fast Forward Emerald: More Like Home ( Fiction) Level 25 Fast Forward Emerald: Not Again ( Fiction) Level 25 Fast Forward Emerald: Nuclear Energy ( Non-fiction) Level 25 Fast Forward Emerald: Out of This World ( Fiction) Level 25 Fast Forward Emerald: Teacher's Guide CD- ROM Level 25 Fast Forward Emerald: The Channel Tunnel ( Non-fiction) Level 25 Fast Forward Emerald: The Great Wall of China ( Non-fiction) Level 25 Fast Forward Gold: Bears in Camp ( Fiction) Level 21 Fast Forward Gold: Drilling for Oil ( Non-fiction) Level 22 Fast Forward Gold: Earthquakes ( Non-fiction) Level 22 Fast Forward Gold: Electricity ( Non-fiction) Level 22 Fast Forward Gold: Galileo Galilei and the Beginning of Modern Science ( Non-fiction) Level 21 Fast Forward Gold: Germs ( Non-fiction) Level 22 Fast Forward Gold: GM Foods ( Non-fiction) Level 21 Fast Forward Gold: I Wish ( Fiction) Level 22 Fast Forward Gold: Life in the Amazon Jungle ( Non-fiction) Level 21 Fast Forward Gold: Locust Plague ( Non-fiction) Level 21 Fast Forward Gold: Mining ( Non- Fiction) Level 22 Fast Forward Gold: Mudslide ( Fiction) Level 22 Fast Forward Gold: My Best Friend's a Genius ( Fiction) Level 21 Fast Forward Gold: New Neighbours ( Fiction) Level 21 Fast Forward Gold: Nico's List ( Fiction) Level 22 Fast Forward Gold: Papua New Guinea ( Non-fiction) Level 21 Fast Forward Gold: Rainforests ( Non-fiction) Level 21 Fast Forward Gold: Ralegan Siddhi: A Special Community ( Non-fiction) Level 22 Fast Forward Gold: Run for Your Life ( Fiction) Level 22 Fast Forward Gold: Space Junk, Meteorites and Comets ( Non-fiction) Level 21 Fast Forward Gold: Teacher's Guide CD- ROM Level 21 Fast Forward Gold: Teacher's Guide CD- ROM Level 22 Fast Forward Gold: The Key Cutter's Grandson ( Fiction) Level 22 Fast Forward Gold: The Riddle of the Camel Race ( Fiction) Level 21 Fast Forward Gold: The Story of Alexander Fleming ( Non-fiction) Level 22 Fast Forward Gold: The Story of Icarus ( Fiction) Level 21 Fast Forward Green: Alternative Energy ( Non-fiction) Level 14 Fast Forward Green: Aspirin ( Non-fiction) Level 13 Fast Forward Green: Banks and Banking ( Non-fiction) Level 14 Fast Forward Green: Buzz Takes Over ( Fiction) Level 14 Fast Forward Green: Death of the Dinosaur ( Non-fiction) Level 13 Fast Forward Green: Dinosaur Scientists ( Non-fiction) Level 13 Fast Forward Green: Don't Embarrass Me, Dad! ( Fiction) Level 13 Fast Forward Green: Fixing Cars ( Fiction) Level 14 Fast Forward Green: Gold ( Non-fiction) Level 12 Fast Forward Green: Gold Rush ( Non-fiction) Level 14 Fast Forward Green: Hip- Hop ( Non-fiction) Level 13 Fast Forward Green: Metal Mouth ( Fiction) Level 13 Fast Forward Green: Parks ( Non-fiction) Level 12 Fast Forward Green: Peacekeepers ( Non-fiction) Level 13 Fast Forward Green: Plants ( Non-fiction) Level 14 Fast Forward Green: Powering Cars ( Non-fiction) Level 14 Fast Forward Green: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle ( Non-fiction) Level 14 Fast Forward Green: Save Water ( Non-fiction) Level 12 Fast Forward Green: Secret Agent ( Fiction) Level 14 Fast Forward Green: Street Art ( Non-fiction) Level 13 Fast Forward Green: Super Fit ( Fiction) Level 12 Fast Forward Green: Teacher's Guide CD- ROM Level 12 Fast Forward Green: Teacher's Guide CD- ROM Level 13 Fast Forward Green: Teacher's Guide CD- ROM Level 14 Fast Forward Green: The Call of the Wolf ( Fiction) Level 12 Fast Forward Green: The Game ( Fiction) Level 12 Fast Forward Green: The Heart ( Non-fiction) Level 14 Fast Forward Green: The Inventors Club ( Fiction) Level 14 Fast Forward Green: The Mammoth Trap ( Fiction) Level 12 Fast Forward Green: The Water Cycle ( Non-fiction) Level 13 Fast Forward Green: Thomas Edison ( Non-fiction) Level 12 Fast Forward Green: Thor's Hammer ( Fiction) Level 14 Fast Forward Green: Time Travel: Ship Ahoy! ( Fiction) Level 13 Fast Forward Green: Time Travel: When in Rome ( Fiction) Level 13 Fast Forward Green: Water World ( Non-fiction) Level 12 Fast Forward Orange: Acting the Part ( Non-fiction) Level 16 Fast Forward Orange: A Very Long Journey ( Non-fiction) Level 15 Fast Forward Orange: Bonnie's Game ( Fiction) Level 16 Fast Forward Orange: Company Business ( Fiction) Level 15 Fast Forward Orange: Dad's Trick ( Fiction) Level 15 Fast Forward Orange: Everything is Changing ( Fiction) Level 15 Fast Forward Orange: Global Warming ( Non-fiction) Level 15 Fast Forward Orange: Heating Up ( Non-fiction) Level 15 Fast Forward Orange: Making Movies ( Non-fiction) Level 16 Fast Forward Orange: Marty and the Magazine ( Fiction) Level 15 Fast Forward Orange: Mercury and the Woodcutter ( Fiction) Level 16 Fast Forward Orange: Natural Partners ( Non-fiction) Level 15 Fast Forward Orange: New Tricks ( Fiction) Level 16 Fast Forward Orange: Scary Movie ( Fiction) Level 16 Fast Forward Orange: Simple Machines ( Non-fiction) Level 16 Fast Forward Orange: Teacher's Guide CD- ROM Level 15 Fast Forward Orange: Teacher's Guide CD- ROM Level 16 Fast Forward Orange: The Changing Map ( Non-fiction) Level 16 Fast Forward Orange: The Golden Touch ( Fiction) Level 15 Fast Forward Orange: The Space Race ( Non-fiction) Level 15 Fast Forward Orange: The Story of Hollywood ( Non-fiction) Level 16 Fast Forward Orange: UFO: Ordinary or Aliens? ( Non-fiction) Level 15 Fast Forward Orange: Unusual Hobbies ( Non-fiction) Level 16 Fast Forward Orange: Wait and See ( Fiction) Level 16 Fast Forward Orange: Walking on the Moon ( Non-fiction) Level 15 Fast Forward Orange: Wheels ( Non- Fiction) Level 16 Fast Forward Purple: All Shook Up ( Fiction) Level 19 Fast Forward Purple: Building the Pyramids ( Non-fiction) Level 20 Fast Forward Purple: Buzz Sees the Difference ( Fiction) Level 19 Fast Forward Purple: Dirt on My Shoe ( Fiction) Level 20 Fast Forward Purple: Experimenting With Magnets ( Non-fiction) Level 19 Fast Forward Purple: Famous Pharaohs ( Non-fiction) Level 20 Fast Forward Purple: Gadget Boy and Kid Fantastic ( Fiction) Level 20 Fast Forward Purple: Garbage ( Non-fiction) Level 19 Fast Forward Purple: Getting the Picture ( Non-fiction) Level 20 Fast Forward Purple: Life in Ancient Egypt ( Non-fiction) Level 20 Fast Forward Purple: Life in Ancient Rome ( Non-fiction) Level 19 Fast Forward Purple: Making Headlines ( Fiction) Level 20 Fast Forward Purple: People Underground ( Non-fiction) Level 19 Fast Forward Purple: Pompeii ( Non-fiction) Level 19 Fast Forward Purple: Teacher's Guide CD- ROM Level 19 Fast Forward Purple: Teacher's Guide CD- ROM Level 20 Fast Forward Purple: The Beginnings of Democracy ( Non-fiction) Level 20 Fast Forward Purple: The Coat ( Fiction) Level 20 Fast Forward Purple: The Giant's Causeway ( Fiction) Level 19 Fast Forward Purple: The Great Depression ( Non-fiction) Level 20 Fast Forward Purple: The Green Belt Movement ( Non-fiction) Level 19 Fast Forward Purple: Trapped ( Fiction) Level 19 Fast Forward Purple: Venus Bay ( Fiction) Level 19 Fast Forward Purple: Volcanoes ( Non-fiction) Level 19 Fast Forward Purple: Wind Power ( Non-fiction) Level 20 Fast Forward Purple: You Never Know ( Fiction) Level 20 Fast Forward Silver: Aztec Beliefs ( Non-fiction) Level 23 Fast Forward Silver: Bruno's Tea ( Fiction) Level 23 Fast Forward Silver: Danny's Dream ( Fiction) Level 24 Fast Forward Silver: Discovering Chemistry ( Non-fiction) Level 24 Fast Forward Silver: Discovering Metals ( Non-fiction) Level 23 Fast Forward Silver: Forces in Action ( Non-fiction) Level 23 Fast Forward Silver: Gladiators ( Non-fiction) Level 23 Fast Forward Silver: Goal! ( Fiction) Level 23 Fast Forward Silver: It's a Jungle Out There ( Fiction) Level 23 Fast Forward Silver: Living in Space ( Non-fiction) Level 24 Fast Forward Silver: Lizzie's Hidden Message ( Fiction) Level 23 Fast Forward Silver: My Best Friend Thinks I'm a Genius ( Fiction) Level 24 Fast Forward Silver: Noah's Secret ( Fiction) Level 23 Fast Forward Silver: People Have Their Say ( Non-fiction) Level 23 Fast Forward Silver: Race to the South Pole ( Non-fiction) Level 24 Fast Forward Silver: Shipwreck ( Fiction) Level 24 Fast Forward Silver: Space Tourism ( Non-fiction) Level 24 Fast Forward Silver: Teacher's Guide CD- ROM Level 23 Fast Forward Silver: Teacher's Guide CD- ROM Level 24 Fast Forward Silver: The Contest ( Fiction) Level 23 Fast Forward Silver: The European Union ( Non-fiction) Level 24 Fast Forward Silver: The Great Pharaoh's Secret Box ( Fiction) Level 24 Fast Forward Silver: The House of Wisdom ( Non-fiction) Level 24 Fast Forward Silver: The Ideas and Beliefs of Ancient Greece ( Non-fiction) Level 23 Fast Forward Silver: Twins ( Non-fiction) Level 23 Fast Forward Silver: Underground Rescue ( Non-fiction) Level 24 Fast Forward Turquoise: Animal Travellers ( Non-fiction) Level 18 Fast Forward Turquoise: Battle of the Bands ( Fiction) Level 17 Fast Forward Turquoise: Beginnings ( Non-fiction) Level 18 Fast Forward Turquoise: Diary of a Twister Chaser ( Non-fiction) Level 18 Fast Forward Turquoise: Drugs in Sport ( Non-fiction) Level 17 Fast Forward Turquoise: Fish ( Non-fiction) Level 17 Fast Forward Turquoise: Fossil Fuels ( Non-fiction) Level 17 Fast Forward Turquoise: Gadget Boy Saves the Day ( Fiction) Level 17 Fast Forward Turquoise: Glacier ( Fiction) Level 18 Fast Forward Turquoise: Great Plague of London ( Non-fiction) Level 18 Fast Forward Turquoise: Helping Out ( Non-fiction) Level 17 Fast Forward Turquoise: Inside the Gate ( Fiction) Level 17 Fast Forward Turquoise: Lucky Break ( Fiction) Level 18 Fast Forward Turquoise: Medieval Medical Care ( Non-fiction) Level 18 Fast Forward Turquoise: Renovations ( Fiction) Level 17 Fast Forward Turquoise: Saving Coral Reefs ( Non-fiction) Level 17 Fast Forward Turquoise: Small Pox ( Non-fiction) Level 18 Fast Forward Turquoise: Teacher's Guide CD- ROM Level 17 Fast Forward Turquoise: Teacher's Guide CD- ROM Level 18 Fast Forward Turquoise: The African Grasslands ( Non-fiction) Level 17 Fast Forward Turquoise: The Bully ( Fiction) Level 18 Fast Forward Turquoise: The Graveyard Shift ( Fiction) Level 18 Fast Forward Turquoise: The Great Barrier Reef ( Non-fiction) Level 17 Fast Forward Turquoise: The Inventors' Club Meets Again ( Fiction) Level 18 Fast Forward Turquoise: World Heritage ( Non-fiction) Level 18 Fast Forward Turquoise: You Wish! ( Fiction) Level 17 Fast Forward Yellow: A Night Out ( Fiction) Level 7 Fast Forward Yellow: Animal Disguises ( Non-fiction) Level 8 Fast Forward Yellow: Animal Groups ( Non-fiction) Level 6 Fast Forward Yellow: Animal Habitats ( Non-fiction) Level 6 Fast Forward Yellow: Animal Senses ( Non-fiction) Level 6 Fast Forward Yellow: At the Shops ( Non-fiction) Level 6 Fast Forward Yellow: Ben Fox Saves the Day ( Fiction) Level 6 Fast Forward Yellow: Bridges ( Non-fiction) Level 7 Fast Forward Yellow: Dad and Dan Go Fishing ( Fiction) Level 6 Fast Forward Yellow: Different Cultures, Different Foods ( Non-fiction) Level 7 Fast Forward Yellow: Escape from the Cyclops ( Fiction) Level 8 Fast Forward Yellow: Food from the World ( Non-fiction) Level 6 Fast Forward Yellow: Harry Helps Out ( Fiction) Level 7 Fast Forward Yellow: Hot and Cold ( Non-fiction) Level 8 Fast Forward Yellow: Ice on Earth ( Non-fiction) Level 7 Fast Forward Yellow: Making a Cake ( Non-fiction) Level 8 Fast Forward Yellow: Move It! ( Non-fiction) Level 6 Fast Forward Yellow: Noises in the Night ( Fiction) Level 6 Fast Forward Yellow: Skateboarding ( Non-fiction) Level 7 Fast Forward Yellow: Snail Farms ( Non-fiction) Level 8 Fast Forward Yellow: Surfing ( Non-fiction) Level 7 Fast Forward Yellow: Taking Off ( Fiction) Level 8 Fast Forward Yellow: Teacher's Guide CD- ROM Level 6 Fast Forward Yellow: Teacher's Guide CD- ROM Level 7 Fast Forward Yellow: Teacher's Guide CD- ROM Level 8 Fast Forward Yellow: The Jewellery Store Robbery ( Fiction) Level 8 Fast Forward Yellow: The Mess ( Fiction) Level 7 Fast Forward Yellow: The Mystery of the Missing Bike ( Fiction) Level 8 Fast Forward Yellow: The Very Hungry Mosquito ( Fiction) Level 6 Fast Forward Yellow: Tiger! ( Fiction) Level 7 Fast Forward Yellow: Understanding Rules ( Non-fiction) Level 8 Fast Forward Yellow: Wet and Dry ( Non-fiction) Level 8 Fast Forward Yellow: What's the Time? ( Non-fiction) Level 7 Engage your less confident readers and improve reading attainment with Fast Forward. This series offers a wide range of age-appropriate, high-interest readers for children in Key Stage 2 and 3 who are struggling to make progress with their reading. Each book has been carefully levelled to ensure steady progression with a range of text types introduced which children can use as a model for their own writing. #ffpacks #ff-easy-buy #sep-reading-schemes #pm19-offer
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