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Churchill's Wit

Richard M. Langworth

Charismatic, erudite and often controversial Winton Churchill was one of the most inspiring leaders of the 20th century, and one of its greatest wits. His much-celebrated sense of fun and mischief has led to many of his jokes and ripostes becoming almost as well known as his famous wartime speeches. Gloriously definitive, Richard Langworth includes all Churchill's most famous quips and witticisms, as well as little known asides and observations. The only book of its kind to be sanctioned by the Churchill estate, it captures the great statesman at his most eloquent, witty, and engaging, Churchill's Wit celebrates the humour and humanity of this most imposing man.

'My dear young man, thought is the most dangerous process known to man.'

'I believe I am the only man in the world to have received the head of a nation naked.'

'[A politician] is asked to stand, he wants to sit and he is expected to lie.'

'-Winston, you are drunk, and what's more you are disgustingly drunk.
-Bessie, my dear, you are ugly, and what's more, you are disgustingly ugly. But tomorrow I shall be sober and you will still be disgustingly ugly.'

The Big Green Book

Fred Pearce (and others)

How much of the planet does it takes to make your stuff? How much water does it take to grow the cotton for your t-shirt?
Why do we need to find greener types of energy?
What does it matter if the rainforests are being cut down?
Global warming, pollution, water shortages, ice caps melting . . .
What does it all mean?

Pull the tabs, lift the flaps and open up the amazing pops and discover the answers to these questions and more. Find out what YOU can do to help our planet stay green!

Ladybird Readers Level 2 Pack

Ladybird Readers is a graded reading series of traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign or second language. Recommended for children aged 5+, the four levels of Readers and Activity Books follow the CEFR framework (Pre-A1 to A2) and include language activities that help develop key skills and provide preparation for the Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) Starters, Movers and Flyers exams.

This Level 2 Pack is A1 in the CEFR framework and supports YLE Movers exams. It contains ten Readers and ten Activity Books, and is available to order from the warehouse.

Ladybird Readers Level 1 Pack 1 - Singapore

Ladybird Readers is a graded reading series of traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign or second language. Recommended for children aged 5+, the four levels of Readers and Activity Books follow the CEFR framework (Pre-A1 to A2) and include language activities that help develop key skills and provide preparation for the Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) Starters, Movers and Flyers exams.

This Level 1 Pack is Pre-A1 in the CEFR framework and supports YLE Starters exams. It has been set up for the Malaysia/Singapore market and contains five Readers and five Activity Books.

Doctor Who Encyclopedia

Gary Russell

The definitive A-Z packed with never seen before photos, concept drawings and special effects artwork this is a must for every fan of the new series Doctor Who.

Covering both Christopher Eccelston and David Tennant's Doctors this encylopedia is the perfect companion for anyone wishing to know more about the Doctor, the Tardis, his friends and enemies and the worlds through which he travels. This is the Doctor Who book all the fans have been waiting for.

It is written by Gary Russell the author of the bestselling Doctor Who: Inside Story.

Music: Facts And Trivia

Martin Roach

Music: Facts and Trivia is the book you've been looking for. A massive compendium of intriguing, unbelievable, absurd, surprising and shocking facts from the world of music.

This fun and infromative book is an easy-to-read goldmine - dipping into it will delight music lovers, fact-finders and anyone excited by a passion for miscellany.

The Penguin Dictionary of Statistics

David Nelson

The Penguin Dictionary of Statistics is an accessible, comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the subject. This new reference book is ideal for students at school and university, and will be invaluable to students of disciplines such as economics, psychology and medicine who regularly use statistical methods, as well as those in the business community who want to understand the terminology.

Fictionary

DailyCandy, Inc.

Maybe your vocab's out of vogue (please stop calling things 'rad'!) or maybe you're embarrassed you didn't know what your workmate meant when she told you about her 'desk-burn' (an uncomfortable injury sustained during in-office sex). Either way, you need this sexy, sassy guide to today's trendiest terms.

Packed full of the words and phrases that are just becoming popular, or that should be, this is your gorgeous glossary of the cleverest words you've never heard. Whether you've just spotted another teenile person (someone who is far too old for what they wear), eaten some crapas (a bad example of the Spanish food craze) or you're stuck in the middle of apathy hour (what happy hour usually feels like), show off your chic conversation skills with this invaluable dictionary of all the latest sassy sayings, fashionable phrases and words that don't exist but really should.

Ladybird Readers Level 3 - Singapore

Ladybird Readers is a graded reading series of traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign or second language. Recommended for children aged 5+, the four levels of Readers and Activity Books follow the CEFR framework (Pre-A1 to A2) and include language activities that help develop key skills and provide preparation for the Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) Starters, Movers and Flyers exams.

This Level 3 Pack is A1+ in the CEFR framework and supports YLE Movers exams. It has been set up for the Malaysia/Singapore market and contains four Readers and four Activity Books.

The New Natural Death Handbook

Nicholas Albery (and others)

Today, an increasing number of people want to organise at least part of a funeral for themselves, without depending on funeral directors.

The New Natural Death Handbook shows you how to do everything from ordering a coffin to hiring a horse-drawn hearse to finding a woodland burial ground (where a tree is planted for each grave instead of having a headstone). It also explains how to arrange a burial on private land and how to set up a woodland burial ground as a business or charity.

George and Flora's Secret Garden

Jo Elworthy (and others)

George and Flora are planning a surprise party to welcome home their new baby sister! They're growing all the food for it themselves - with a little help from Grandpa - and are full of excitement as they watch how the baby grows in Mum's tummy and the vegetables grow in their garden.

With clear and easy to follow tips and a handy month-by-month planting planner, readers will find all the information they need to grow and cook their own tasty food.

Ripley's Simply Shocking!

Robert Leroy Ripley

Packed full of the most amazing facts and unusual-but-true tales, this new book celebrates all that is weird and wonderful in our world today.

Featuring a wealth of amazing images throughout, Ripley's Believe It or Not! Simply Shocking! is a 384-page extravaganza featuring, among many others, the man who pulled a minibus along with his eyelids, the extreme sportsman who kayaked down a 120-ft waterfall, the office chair racing championships, a dentist with no hands, and a surfing rat!

Illustrated throughout with full-colour photographs, this book is a must-have for anyone intrigued by the weirder aspects of our planet and its inhabitants.

The British Boxing Board of Control Boxing Yearbook 2008

Barry J. Hugman

This expansive 2008 edition of The British Boxing Board of Control Boxing Yearbook contains in-depth information from around the world of boxing, including:

• full career records of all current British-based boxers;
• potted biographies and annual records for all IBF, WBA, WBC and WBO champions;
• all British Area, English, Celtic, British, Commonwealth, European and World title bouts in 2006-07;
• complete listings of British, Commonwealth, European and World champions;
• addresses of all British boxing promoters and managers;
• a comprehensive amateur section;
• boxing quizzes and several interesting articles; and
• many action and portrait photographs.

As essential as any of its previous 23 editions, The British Boxing Board of Control Boxing Yearbook 2008 is an excellent reference source for anyone involved or interested in the sport.

Richard Cook's Jazz Encyclopedia

Richard Cook

Richard Cook’s Jazz Encyclopedia is not merely an A-Z guide to the artists and bands who have shaped jazz, but it also tracks the history of jazz and its changing styles. This is a wonderfully accessible work. Richard Cook's passion for jazz and his strongly held opinions make this the liveliest and most trenchantly witty encyclopedia you'll have read. Whether you're trying to find out why Louis Armstrong was called Satchmo (his nickname as a kid was Satchelmouth), what bebop is, or the difference between Gil Evans and Bill Evans – this book has all the answers.

Ladybird Readers Level 1 Pack 2 - Singapore

Ladybird Readers is a graded reading series of traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign or second language. Recommended for children aged 5+, the four levels of Readers and Activity Books follow the CEFR framework (Pre-A1 to A2) and include language activities that help develop key skills and provide preparation for the Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) Starters, Movers and Flyers exams.

This Level 1 Pack is Pre-A1 in the CEFR framework and supports YLE Starters exams. It has been set up for the Malaysia/Singapore market and contains five Readers and five Activity Books.

Sweet Chariot

Ian Robertson

Every four years the elite countries in world rugby battle for the Webb Ellis Cup. First contested in 1987 when it was won by New Zealand, it has been retained in the southern hemisphere ever since: Australia in 1991 and 1999, South Africa in 1995. After beating all three major southern hemisphere countries in the past 12 months, both at home and away, England must now have their best chance of taking the trophy since they lost to Australia at Twickenham in the 1991 final, while the other home countries of Scotland, Ireland and Wales will be presented with their greatest ever rugby challenge.Australia will always be difficult to beat on their home patch but are rebuilding at present, South Africa, meanwhile, will be battling to restore some of the rugby pride that has been badly battered by a succession of heavy defeats. As ever, the All Blacks look to be the strongest opposition and will still be smarting from their first ever home defeat by England. The tournament kicks off in October and the final will be played in Sydney on 22nd November. THE COMPLETE BOOK OF RUGBY WORLD CUP 2003 will tell the story of the competition from the opening ceremony to the presentation of the Cup, with details of every game played and photographs of all the action on and off the field. Leading rugby writers will provide their own insight into team and individual performances and editor Ian Robertson will be gathering comments from players, managers and coaches as the tournament unfolds. Over 100 photographs will recapture the excitement and the emotions of a World Cup and the book will also feature a detailed statistical summary. A vast number of supporters from all the home counties will be following their teams in Australia and THE COMPLETE BOOK OF RUGBY WORLD CUP 2003 will be published almost as soon as they return after the final. This information-packed tome will be a lasting souvenir of a memorable tournament - whoever the winners may be.

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