Orwell's classic satire ANIMAL FARM continues to be an international best seller. For the first time ever, ORWELL AND POLITICS brings this major work together with the author's other works exploring the nature of politics and the Second World War.
'The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again: but already it was impossible to say which was which...'
Halas & Bachelor studio's classic and controversial 1954 animation of Animal Farm, George Orwell's chilling fable of idealism betrayed, was the first ever British animated feature film. This landmark illustrated edition of Orwell's novel was first published alongside it, and features the original line drawings by the film's animators, Joy Batchelor and John Halas.
Renowned urban artist Shepard Fairey's new look for Orwell's classic dystopian tale
One of Britain's most popular novels, George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four is set in a society terrorised by a totalitarian ideology propagated by The Party.
Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster, the Thought Police uncover every act of betrayal. When Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers that life does not have to be dull and deadening, and awakens to new possibilities. Despite the police helicopters that hover and circle overhead, Winston and Julia begin to question the Party; they are drawn towards conspiracy. Yet Big Brother will not tolerate dissent - even in the mind. For those with original thoughts they invented Room 101. . .
Nineteen Eighty-Four is George Orwell's terrifying vision of a totalitarian future in which everything and everyone is slave to a tyrannical regime. The novel also coined many new words and phrases which regular appear in popular culture, such as 'Big Brother', 'thoughtcrime', 'doublethink' and 'Newspeak'.
When word reaches the Skylanders of a giant, ancient and deadly weapon, Spyro, Gill Grunt, Boomer and Eruptor set out to find it before the evil Kaos can get there first. Can Master Eon's group of heroes use their Elemental powers to save Skylands from The Machine of Doom? Find out in this hilarious and exciting novel starring the characters from the smash hit video game 'Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure'.
As sea creatures gang up on the landlubbers of Skylands and the mermaids of Last Chance Cove abandon their underwater kingdom, Gill Grunt embarks on an incredible adventure. From the pen of Onk Beakman, based on the smash hit Skylanders video game, Gill Grunt versus the Fish Master is the second novel in the hilarious, enthralling Mask of Power series.
'Terrafin Battles the Boom Brothers' stars Skylanders hero Terrafin along with game favourites Hot Dog, Sonic Boom and Sprocket.
Boom! When some innocent-looking sweet stuff explodes in a Gillman's face, it leads Terrafin on an amazing journey to the summit of Junk Mountain. Can he and his friends conquer Kaos, or is Skyland's biggest brawler about to meet his match?
Based on the characters from the smash hit Skylanders Giants and SWAP Force video games, this fourth tale in the thrilling Mask of Power series follows on from Spyro Versus the Mega Monsters, Gill Grunt and the Curse of the Fish Master and Lightning Rod Faces the Cyclops Queen.
Storm clouds are gathering - which wouldn't be unusual, if it wasn't for the fact that this is meant to be the Cloudless Desert! As weird weather reports flood in from all over Skylands, Cynder heads off on a mission to the Isle of the Undead to find out what's going on. Whatever it is, it definitely looks like rain!
The secrets of the Mask of Power unfold further in this fifth novel in the story series from the pen of Onk Beakman. Based on the characters from the smash hit Skylanders video games.
The greatest Storm Titan of them all is about to make a royal appointment with his biggest challenge yet. Lightning Rod teams up with Drobot, Double Trouble and Pop Fizz to journey to a far-off city where the locals have an eye for trouble! From the pen of Onk Beakman comes the third tale in the Mask of Power series, based on the characters from the smash hit Skylanders video games.
Super-sized critters are popping up and causing havoc all over Skylands! Spyro and his fellow Skylanders set out on a mission to work out what's going on and save the day - but it seems the scheming Kaos is intent on beating them to it. Based on the characters from the smash hit Skylanders video game, Spyro versus the Mega Monsters is the very first novel in the new Mask of Power story series.
The four works collected in this volume reveal the fascinating preoccupations of the German Romantic movement, which revelled in the inexplicable, the uncanny and the unknown and, especially, the mysterious world of the fairy tale. Goethe's richly imaginative Fairy Tale (1795) depicts an ethereal underground realm and the marriage of a beautiful man and woman, whose union heralds a new age. In Tieck's Eckbert the Fair (1797) two outsiders seek refuge in the solitude of dark woods to conceal their incestuous passion from the world, while in Fouque's Undine (1811) a water nymph falls in love and acquires a soul, and so discovers the reality of human suffering. And Brentano's Tale of Honest Casper and Fair Annie (1817) portrays the tragedy of a young couple, destroyed by a false sense of honour and pride.
THE NEW ROMANTIC COMEDY FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE ROSIE PROJECT.
Will he risk it all for a second chance at first love?
'After twenty-two years without any contact at all, Angelina Brown, my Great Lost Love, decides to change the world and emails Hi . . .'
Adam Sharp met the love of his life on the other side of the world. He was playing in a bar in Australia when Angelina requested a song. It was the start of a relationship he's never forgotten - but not every duet ends on a high note.
Two decades later and half a world away, Adam is stunned by Angelina's message. He thought he was happy. He thought he had everything. Now all he can think about is her.
Adam has sung about second chances - but does he believe in them? And is he prepared to risk everything to find out if they ever come true?
'A very enjoyable read. Highly recommended'Closer
'With very real characters, an engaging plot and plenty of wit, this is a joy'Heat
'We love The Rosie Project author Graeme Simsion's The Best of Adam Sharp' Sun on Sunday
CHOSEN BY EMMA WATSON FOR 'OUR SHARED SHELF' FEMINIST BOOK CLUB
The Story of a Childhood and The Story of a Return
The intelligent and outspoken child of radical Marxists, and the great-grandaughter of Iran's last emperor, Satrapi bears witness to a childhood uniquely entwined with the history of her country. Persepolis paints an unforgettable portrait of daily life in Iran and of the bewildering contradictions between home life and public life. This is a beautiful and intimate story full of tragedy and humour - raw, honest and incredibly illuminating.
Inspired by the Emmy Award–winning title sequence that opens each episode of the hit HBO series, Game of Thrones: A Pop-Up Guide to Westeros is guaranteed to thrill the show’s legions of fans.
Featuring stunning pop-up recreations of several key locations from the series, including the formidable castle of Winterfell, the lavish capital city King’s Landing, and the Wall’s stark majesty, this book takes readers into the world of the series like never before.
Game of Thrones: A Pop-Up Guide to Westeros features five stunning spreads that fold out to create a remarkable pop-up map of Westeros, as well as numerous mini-pops that bring to life iconic elements of the show, such as direwolves, White Walkers, giants, and dragons. All the pops are accompanied by insightful text that relays the rich history of the Seven Kingdoms and beyond, forming a dynamic reference guide to the world of Game of Thrones.
Visually spectacular and enthrallingly interactive, Game of Thrones: A Pop-Up Guide to Westeros sets a new standard for pop-up books and perfectly captures the epic scope and imagination of the series.
Corporal Robert Conroy adopts a stray dog who wanders into an army training ground in 1917. The soldiers name the dog Stubby and smuggle him onboard their ship, taking him with them all the way to the Western Front during the First World War. Stubby goes on to save their lives many times over, alerting the men to gas attacks and approaching enemies, and even catching a German spy! But soon he finds himself in the thick of the fighting, seriously injured by a shell... Will Corporal Conroy ever see him again?
Another timeless classic from the creator of Father Christmas Needs A Wee! and The Queen's Knickers.
Willy is a little sperm who lives inside Mr Browne. The trouble is, Willy is one of 300 million sperm and they all want the same prize - an egg. It's lucky Willy is such a good swimmer ...
Hilariously funny, warm, endearing and totally non-threatening - this small masterpiece presents the facts of life to young children in a unique but totally accessible way. A Godsend for any parent faced with awkward questions.
, Anneke Wills (Read by), Frazer Hines (Read by), Full Cast (Read by), Patrick Troughton (Read by), William Hartnell (Read by)
Absent from the TV archives, these stories survive only as soundtrack recordings. Now remastered, with additional linking narration, you can enjoy them once again: plus bonus interviews with Anneke Wills and the BBC Radio 3 programme Dance of the Daleks. The Smugglers (first broadcast September-October 1966): The TARDIS arrives in 17th-Century Cornwall for an adventure with pirates and hidden treasure. The Tenth Planet (first broadcast October 1966): Earth's twin planet enters the solar system and brings with it the Cybermen... The Power of the Daleks (first broadcast November-December 1966): The First Doctor becomes the Second, and must fight the Daleks on the swamp planet Vulcan. The Highlanders (first broadcast December 1966-January 1967): The time travellers arrive in Scotland after the battle of Culloden, and meet a young piper named Jamie... The Underwater Menace (first broadcast January-February 1967): The TARDIS arrives on an extinct volcanic island, beneath which lies the long-lost city of Atlantis... The Moonbase (first broadcast February-March 1967): The Moon, 2070 AD. A weather control station is in the grip of plague – caused by the Cybermen... Dance of the Daleks (first broadcast on BBC Radio 3 July 2010): Matthew Sweet time-travels through Doctor Who's 47-year history to investigate the weird and wonderful sound world of its incidental music. This box set allso includes linking narration by Anneke Wills and Frazer Hines, and bonus interviews with Anneke Wills. The CD release also contains high quality scans, presented as PDF files, of the original BBC TV camera scripts.
Through a Space-Time Visualiser the Doctor and his companions are horrified to see an execution squad of Daleks about to leave Skaro on a mission to find the TARDIS and exterminate the time travellers. Eluding the Daleks on the barren planet Aridius the Doctor and his friends escape in the TARDIS. But this is only the beginning of an epic journey. As they travel through space and time, they try to shake off their pursuers by making a series of random landings – but the Daleks don’t give up easily. This is a chase to the death... Maureen O’Brien, who played Vicki in the original Doctor Who TV serial, reads John Peel’s complete and unabridged novelisation, first published by Target Books in 1989. ‘BBC Audiobooks has chosen well with its books and has taken the right approach with its readers... they benefit from new music and sound effects’ - Doctor Who Magazine.
Charles finds himself uncharacteristically employed in a film, having landed the part of Szabec, a middle management vampire in The Wreathing. His co-star is swimwear model turned actress Jodie Ricks and before long, Jodie is using Charles as a confidant. Poor Jodie is in terrible trouble - not only is she being blackmailed over some compromising photos, but she is also carrying the baby of the film's producer, Elliot Roth, who now wants nothing to do with her. Then things take an even nastier turn when it appears that someone is trying to kill Jodie. Always keen to help a damsel in distress, Charles sets about trying to solve the mystery... Starring Bill Nighy and Martine McCutcheon and dramatised by Jeremy Front.
The ice-planet Vinsk, in the year 2112. The all-new anti-viral handwash, Gemini, has been laced with Meme-Spawn: a sentient micro-organism which makes the user fluent in every language in the universe. However, manufacturer Zalnex made one crucial mistake. They didn’t test Gemini on humans, who are seized by the violent urge to communicate but speak every language all at once – with a manic, garbled shriek – and pass on the virus by touch. The Doctor and Amy arrive on an Earth-bound cargo-ship loaded with Gemini, where a human crew are succumbing to the virus which has nasty second and third phases in store. When the Doctor and Amy are separated, they both know that it’s only a matter of time before Amy is infected. With the ship locked on course, and no way of curing the sufferers, the Doctor is faced with a terrible decision: does he save Amy, or Earth? Written specially for audio by Jason Arnopp, ‘The Gemini Contagion’ is read by Meera Syal, who played Nasreen Chaudhry in the BBC TV episodes The Hungry Earth and Cold Blood.