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Little Grey Cells: The Quotable Poirot by Agatha Christie

Discover the man behind the moustache in this book of one-liners by the world's most famous Belgian detective, revealing the wit and wisdom of Hercule Poirot and his creator, Agatha Christie. A perfect stocking-filler for every Christie fan, to help celebrate her 125th birthday. 'My name is Hercule ...

Releases 10 Sep 2015.
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Geekographica by Anthony Brown

How many sci-fi heroes have journeyed to the centre of the Earth? How long would it take you to watch every episode of The X-Files back to back? Which fictional global disasters should have annihilated us by now? In this smart and quirky book, you can find out the answers to these questions and more...

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The Golden Age of Murder by Martin Edwards

A real-life detective story, investigating how Agatha Christie and colleagues in a mysterious literary club transformed crime fiction, writing books casting new light on unsolved murders whilst hiding clues to their authors' darkest secrets. This is the first book about the Detection Club, the world...

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Whodunnits: The Armchair Detective Book of Whodunits by Arcturus Publishing

"Inside Berforts Manor there were clear signs of disarray Eventually, they came into a medium-sized room dominated by a grand piano. The tall window was open, its frame empty. Looking around, Jones could see traces of dirt on the windowsill. There was a barren flowerbed outside the window with sever...

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The Starfleet Reference Library: Stellar Cartography by Larry Nemecek

The Starfleet Reference Library: Stellar Cartography collects together ten original, never-before-seen large-format maps of the Star Trek universe. Pulled from the cartography archives of Starfleet Academy, these beautifully reproduced maps provide a rare opportunity to view the expanse of Federatio...

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Amazing & Extraordinary Facts: J.R.R. Tolkien by Colin Duriez

The authoritative exploration of the man behind Middle Earth. From Tolkien's Bletchley Park connection to the 'publishing risk' of The Lord of the Rings, this latest addition to the Amazing & Extraordinary series explores J.R.R.Tolkien's inventiveness, the sources of his inspiration and the fellowsh...

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Agatha Christie's Murder in the Making: Stories and Secrets from Her Archive - Includes an Unseen Miss Marple Story by John Curran

Agatha Christie's life and career told through the decades, from the never-before-published original ending to her first book to the unused ideas for her last, complete with two unpublished Agatha Christie stories - including a lost Miss Marple. In this follow-up volume to the acclaimed Agatha Chris...

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Dickens' Women by Miriam Margolyes

In his novels Dickens presents a series of unrivalled portraits of women, young and old. From Little Nell to Miss Havisham, these girls and women speak to us today, making us laugh and sometimes cry. The popular British actress Miriam Margolyes will be touring the world in 2012, the bicentenary of D...

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The Jane Austen Pocket Bible: The Perfect Gift for a Literary Lover by Holly Ivins

The perfect gift for a literary lover Have you ever dreamt of Darcy? Wished for Wentworth? Or even envied the womanly wiles of Emma? Perhaps you want to know a bit more about the author who so accurately describes the ins and outs of courtship, and whose novels have never been out of print since th...

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Twilight and History by Nancy R. Reagin

The first look at the history behind Stephenie Meyer's bestselling Twilight series, timed to release with the third movie, Eclipse The characters of the Twilight Saga carry a rich history that shapes their identities and actions over the course of the series. Edward, for instance, may look like...

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Flight Volume 4

A full-color graphic anthology of short stories by some of the hottest creators in the field, "FLIGHT, Volume Four" is the newest addition to a great success story in graphic novel publishing. Since 2004, when the first Volume of "Flight" burst on the scene, the publication of subsequent volumes ha...

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The Cabin in the Woods: The Official Visual Companion: Official Visual Companion by Drew Goddard

The details of the plot are a closely guarded secret, though Joss himself has described it as "a straight-up, balls-out, really terrifying horror movie", adding, "it is not just a slasher in the woods. It's a little more complicated than that..." This exclusive companion book features an extended in...

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Reading on Location: A Guide to Great Books Set in the World's Top Destinations by Luisa Moncada

"Reading on Location" is a country-by-country guide to the regions and cities made famous by both well-known and cult books. From the quintessential English city of Bath, featured in Jane Austen's "Persuasion" to the South India of Arundhati Roy's "The God of Small Things" and the Amazon of Mario Va...

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Pinky and Stinky by James Kochalka

Pinky and Stinky are fat little piglets, but because they're cuties that doesn't mean they're not brave astronauts. Packed with action, adventure, and little cuties.

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The Cream of Tank Girl by Alan Martin

Spewing filth and fury since 1988, celebrate the 20th anniversary of Alan Martin and Jamie Hewlett's foul-mouthed, anarchic creation with "The Cream of Tank Girl"!Boasting tons of unseen artwork, rarely seen comic strips, every Jamie Hewlett "Tank Girl" cover ever, publicity posters, script samples ...

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Tolkien: An Illustrated Atlas

This lavish colour atlas is a complete guide to the weird and wonderful geography of Tolkien's world. Packed with full page maps and illustration of events in the annals of Middle Earth, it is the perfect companion to the bestselling Tolkien: A Dictionary.Author BiographyDavid Day was born and broug...

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The Art of the Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

To celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the publication of The Lord of the Rings, a sumptuous full-colour art book containing the complete collection of almost 200 sketches, drawings, paintings and maps by J.R.R. Tolkien. As he wrote The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien's mental pictures often found e...

Releases 8 Oct 2015.
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The Happy Reader by Penguin Classics

For avid readers and the uninitiated alike, this is a chance to reengage with classic literature and to stay inspired and entertained. The concept of the magazine is simple: the first half is a long-form interview with a notable book fanatic and the second half explores one classic work of literatur...

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Ladykiller by Tony Phibbs

Judd has a lot to prove. He needs to deliver a result and solve the murders quickly but the longer this takes and the deeper he digs the more complex the case becomes. Investigations lead from a family haulage firm in Manchester to the South of France. Dubious alibis are tangled with smuggling and m...

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Crime Beat: Stories of Cops and Killers by Michael Connelly

A definitive collection of true crime stories and reportage from the #1 bestselling crime writer 'Death is my beat.' Those words, spoken by the narrator and hero of THE POET, Jack McEvoy, could also apply to Michael Connelly. Time and time again in these riveting pieces, we make the connection betwe...

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The Real World of Sherlock by B.J. Rahn

Ever wondered where Conan Doyle got his inspiration for the literary sleuth? Was there a real 'study in scarlet' in Victorian London? Who was the real Moriarty, and did he baffle Victorian police detectives? B. J. Rahn explores the world that Sherlock emerged from in this fascinating look at crime ...

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The Alphabet Game by Paul Wilson

Travelling around the world may appear as easy as ABC, but looks can be deceptive: there is no 'X' for a start. Not since Xidakistan was struck from the map. Yet post 9/11, with the War on Terror going global, could 'The Valley' be about to regain its place on the political stage? Xidakistan's fate ...

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Tolkien: A Dictionary by David Day

Arranged in a handy A-Z format, Tolkien: A Dictionary explores and explains the creatures, plants, events and places that make up these strange and wonderful lands. It is essential reading for anyone who loves Tolkien's works and wants to learn more about them.Author BiographyDavid Day is one of the...

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Retribution Day by Andrew Christie

Following the death of Jonathan Murtagne, David Gardner has settled into his double life in New York as Michael Angelus, running the corporate finances of the massive Murtagne Corporation whilst acting as a consultant for the U.S. Internal Anti-terrorist Agency, secure in the knowledge that he has b...

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Dylan Thomas - the Pubs by Jeff Towns

A pictorial tour of some of the pubs Dylan Thomas attended in Swansea, west Wales, Oxford, London and the USA. This book will put Dylan Thomas's love of public houses and liking of drink into its proper perspective. Events that happened to him in and around pubs are reflected in his famous works and...

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A Companion to J. R. R. Tolkien by Stuart D. Lee

This is a complete resource for scholars and students of Tolkien, as well as avid fans, with coverage of his life, work, dominant themes, influences, and the critical reaction to his writing. * An in-depth examination of Tolkien s entire work by a cadre of top scholars * Provides up-to-date discussi...

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The Tin-pot Foreign General and the Old Iron Woman by Raymond Briggs

Bang! Bang! Bang! went the guns of the Tin-Pot Foreign General Bang! Bang! Bang! went the guns of the Old Iron Woman Raymond Briggs' visceral take on the Falklands War is uncompromising in its dark and moving satire of the build-up and aftermath of the conflict. This controversial book's infamous st...

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Middle-Earth in Magic Mirror Maps... of the Wilderland in Wales... of the Shire in England by Stephen Ponty

This work is a fresh look at the Maps of the Wilderland in The Hobbit, leading to the discovery that Professor Tolkien drew the imaginary maps from the Map of Wales back to front, or in reverse. The maps of the Shire in The Lord of The Rings are drawn likewise, of England. '"They are on their way to...

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The Hobbit and History by Nancy R. Reagin

What do Gandalf and Merlin have in common, besides robes and magical staffs? Where do hobbits get their recipes, riddles, and love of rambling? What other Rings of Power were circulating in medieval Europe? How did Thorin violate the rules of medieval kingship?You ll find the answers and more in thi...

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Understanding Austen: Key Concepts in the Six Novels by Maggie Lane

No other author uses abstract nouns as extensively as Jane Austen. Three of her six novels even draw on such words for their titles: Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility and Persuasion. Terms like 'elegance', 'gentility' and 'propriety' seem to define her well-ordered, judgemental world. In ma...

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The Year of Reading Dangerously: How Fifty Great Books Saved My Life by Andy Miller

A working father whose life no longer feels like his own discovers the transforming powers of great (and downright terrible) literature in this laugh-out-loud memoir. Andy Miller had a job he quite liked, a family he loved and no time at all for reading. Or so he kept telling himself. But, no matter...

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The Essential Guide to Prescription Drugs by James J Rybacki

Now in its 20th year, with more than two million copies sold, this nationally recognized guide provides detailed information on 300 of the most important drugs in use. A 16-page color insert illustrates many of the drugs profiled.

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