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Brazen

Pénélope Bagieu (Author)

Immerse yourself in the captivating adventures of some of history’s unsung heroines, whose stories are told through engaging voices, dazzling drawings and with startling wit.

Discover the life of an apache warrior dubbed “strong as a man and braver than most of them”, the only female Empress of China, three rebel sisters who toppled a fascist regime, a dancer who escaped poverty in America to become the darling of the Paris jazz scene and a resistance fighter, and a little girl who grew up to realise that being a witch is better than being a princess.

Take in the stories of volcanologists, astronauts, animal whisperers, activists and explorers and feel ready to take on the world.

Illustrated by award-winning Parisian artist Pénélope Bagieu, humorous dialogue and uncommon true tales make Brazen an ideal book for anyone who loves trail blazers and courageous women, from Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls to The Handmaid’s Tale.


The Smiling Man

Joseph Knox (Author)

'Packing a punch from the very first page. You will love The Smiling Man' Jane Harper, author of The Dry

From the bestselling author of Sirens, Detective Aidan Waits is on the hunt to find the identity of The Smiling Man.

Disconnected from his history and careless of his future, Detective Aidan Waits has resigned himself to the night shift. An endless cycle of meaningless emergency calls and lonely dead ends. Until he and his partner, Detective Inspector Peter ‘Sutty’ Sutcliffe, are summoned to The Palace, a vast disused hotel in the centre of a restless, simmering city.

There they find the body of a man. He is dead.

And he is smiling.

The tags have been removed from the man’s clothes. His teeth filed down and replaced. Even his fingertips are not his own. Only a patch sewn into the inside of his trousers gives any indication as to who he was, and to the desperate last act of his life…

But even as Waits puts together the pieces of this stranger’s life, someone is sifting through the shards of his own.

When the mysterious fires, anonymous phone calls and outright threats escalate, he realises that a ghost from his own past haunts his every move.

And to discover the smiling man’s identity, he must finally confront his own.

Girl On Fire

Tony Parsons (Author)

ALMOST HOME. BUT NOWHERE TO HIDE. From the number one bestselling crime-writer comes a brilliant, page-turning new DC Max Wolfe thriller.

'A relentless plot, evocative prose and compelling characters conspire to make this a must-read.' Jeffery Deaver

When terrorists use a drone to bring down a plane on one of London's busiest shopping centres, it ignites a chain of events that will draw in the innocent and guilty alike.

DC Max Wolfe finds himself caught in the crossfire in a city that seems increasingly dangerous and hostile.

But does the danger come from the murderous criminals that Max is tracking down? Or the people he's trying to protect?

Or does the real threat to Max lie closer to home?

'Tony Parsons puts you right there in every scene he writes. I love that kind of storytelling and I’m a D.C. Max Wolfe fan.' James Patterson

'I've long been a fan of Tony Parsons' writing, and this is brilliant stuff.' Peter James

‘Spectacular! Tense and human, fast and authentic’ Lee Child

'Great plotting, great characters and at least two eye-widening twists I didn't see coming’ Sophie Hannah

The Wood

John Lewis-Stempel (Author)

From 'one of the best nature-writers of his generation' (Country Life) and 2017 winner of the Wainwright Prize for Nature Writing, this BBC Radio 4 'Book of the Week' is the story of a wood - both its natural daily life and its historical times. Cockshutt is a particular wood - three and half acres of mixed woodland in south west Herefordshire - but it stands as exemplar for all the small woods of England.

For four years John Lewis-Stempel managed the wood. He coppiced the trees and raised cows and pigs who roamed free there. This is the diary of the last year, by which time he had come to know it from the bottom of its beech roots to the tip of its oaks, and to know all the animals that lived there - the fox, the pheasants, the wood mice, the tawny owl - and where the best bluebells grew. For many fauna and flora, woods like Cockshutt are the last refuge. It proves a sanctuary for John too.

To read The Wood is to be amongst its trees as the seasons change, following an easy path until, suddenly the view is broken by a screen of leaves, or your foot catches on a root, or a bird startles overhead. Lyrical, informative, steeped in poetry and folklore, it is both very real and very magical.

My Secret Unicorn: Stronger Than Magic

Linda Chapman (Author)

Most of the time, Twilight looks like an ordinary grey pony but when Lauren says the words of a spell he transforms into a magical unicorn and together they can fly all over the world . . .
On one of their evening fly-arounds Twilight starts to feel ill and he and Lauren have to stop exploring and return home. When it happens again they realise that Twilight's mysterious illness only flares up when he has used his magic to become a unicorn. Can they find something stronger than magic to help . . .?

My Secret Unicorn: Starlight Surprise

Linda Chapman (Author)

Most of the time, Twilight looks like an ordinary grey pony but when Lauren says the words of a spell he transforms into a magical unicorn and together they can fly all over the world . . .

You don't think the treehouse is really haunted, do you?

There are rumours going round school that there is a haunted treehouse by the creek. After Lauren's brother's toy Donkey is thrown up there by the mean boys from school, it's up to Lauren and Twilight to get him back and to solve the spooky mystery. Little do they know, they're not the only ones in for a Starlight Surprise . . .

My Secret Unicorn: Dreams Come True

Linda Chapman (Author)

Most of the time, Twilight looks like an ordinary grey pony but when Lauren says the words of a spell he transforms into a magical unicorn and together they can fly all over the world . . .

Lauren's nervous about starting a new school and making new friends but then she meets pony-crazy Mel! Mel's pony Shadow is terrified of making jumps and with the next meet only a week away, Lauren is desperate to help Shadow overcome his fear and make her new friend's dreams can true. Can Twilight's magical powers help Shadow to be brave?

My Secret Unicorn: Flying High

Linda Chapman (Author)

Most of the time, Twilight looks like an ordinary grey pony but when Lauren says the words of a spell he transforms into a magical unicorn and together they can fly all over the world . . .
Lauren's friend Jessica is finding life at home difficult, so difficult that one day, two weeks before her dad's wedding, she runs away. Lauren and Twilight want to help her but their magical plan means letting Jessica into their secret life. Can they persuade her to trust them so they can help her feel like she's flying high again?

Biscuiteers Book of Iced Gifts

Biscuiteers (Author)

What's better than sending flowers on Mother's Day? Sending a botanical bouquet of biscuits instead, or treating your mum to biscuits in bed with the Biscuiteer's recipe for the ultimate fry up. You could even bake her a quintessentially British afternoon tea set . . .

Popcorn for friends; wellies for Dad; love birds for your loved-one; and an apple for the teacher are perfect iced gifts for everyone.

Or how about a wreath for the door; baubles for the tree; candles for a birthday cake; and favours for a wedding?

Brimming with famous Biscuiteers designs, along with exclusive creations you won't have seen before, this beautiful book shows how easy it is to bake, ice and assemble your own delicious biscuits and cakes at home.

Whatever you're celebrating, with the award-winning Biscuiteers by your side, you can create perfect biscuit gifts for every special moment.

The Fry Chronicles

Stephen Fry (Author)

Spanning 1979-1987, The Fry Chronicles charts Stephen's arrival at Cambridge up to his thirtieth birthday.

'Heartbreaking, a delight, a lovely, comfy book' The Times

'Perfect prose and excruciating honesty. A grand reminiscence of college and theatre and comedyland in the 1980s, with tone-perfect anecdotes and genuine readerly excitement. What Fry does, essentially, is tell us who he really is. Above all else, a thoughtful book. And namedroppy too, and funny, and marbled with melancholy' Observer

'Arguably the greatest living Englishman' Independent on Sunday

'Extremely enjoyable' Sunday Times

'Fry's linguistic facility remains one of the Wildean wonders of the new media age. The patron saint of British intelligence' Daily Telegraph

My Secret Unicorn: The Magic Spell

Linda Chapman (Author) , Linda Chapman (Illustrator)

Most of the time, Twilight looks like an ordinary grey pony but when Lauren says the words of a spell he transforms into a magical unicorn and together they can fly all over the world . . .

Lauren Foster is excited about moving to her new home on a farm, especially now that her parents have promised that she can get a pony of her own! When she meets Twilight at a pony auction, she knows immediately he's the one for her. But there's more to Twilight than meets the eye. With the help of the magic spell she finds in an old book, can Lauren unlock the secret and help Twilight become who he was born to be?

Endometriosis

Andrew Horne (Author) , Carol Pearson (Author)

Overcome your symptoms and live a better life.

All the information you need to help you manage endometriosis.

One in ten women suffers with endometriosis. So why is there no definitive cure and why does it take an average of 8 years to diagnose? Endometriosis experts Professor Andrew Horne and Carol Pearson explain what Endometriosis is and provide vital information for women who suffer from the disease. Find out:

- How to get a diagnosis
- What treatment options and care are available to you
- How to overcome your symptoms and live a better life
- The lifestyle changes you can make that could improve your condition

With the voices of countless women at different stages of their journey and advice from a range of specialist healthcare practitioners, Endometriosis provides the information and support to empower anyone with the condition and those close to them.

Life Lessons from Remarkable Women

Stylist Magazine (Author)

If you could share one lesson from your life with every woman, what would it be?

Stylist magazine has asked that question of remarkable women from the worlds of entertainment, politics, sport and fashion. With honesty, wit and a serious no-BS attitude, their lessons address the challenges every woman faces today, from climbing the career ladder and finding inner fulfilment, to forging authentic relationships and overcoming life's setbacks.

Each of these impressive women, including actress Romola Garai and comedian Francesca Martinez, has a tale to tell and an experience to share. Empowering, engaging and unapologetically impassioned, their incisive observations will make you think, reflect - and kick serious ass. These are life lessons for women, by women.

My Life

Marc Chagall (Author)

'Here is my soul. Look for me here; here I am, here are mypictures, my roots'

Marc Chagall, one of the twentieth century's most popularartists, grew up in a close-knit, bustling Russian-Jewish community, the son ofa herring seller. In his colourful, dreamlike autobiography, written as he wasabout to leave his homeland for good in 1922, he vividly brings to life thememories and places that fed into his unique work, from his shtetl childhood torevolutionary Russia and Belle Èpoque Paris. Filled with Chagall's own evocativeillustrations, My Life is as warm,joyful and humane as his art.

'Chagall writes as whimsically as he paints: lovingly ofother people, humorously and lovingly of himself' Daily Mail

'Anyone who likes Chagall's paintings will enjoy this book:the work of an unteachable, unspoiled folk artist' Evening Standard

Good Food: Family Freezer Meals

Good Food Guides (Author)

Getting a nutritious, tasty meal on the table every night isn't always easy, but for those of us with busy lifestyles and little time to spare, using a freezer can be a lifeline.

Whether it's batch cooking on a Sunday, for easy reheating throughout the week, or meals which can be made swiftly on a Monday, with the leftovers frozen for another time, Freezable Family Meals makes dinnertime low-stress and high on flavour. From lasagne and casseroles to veggie shepherds pie and fishcakes, there's something for even the fussiest of eaters.

Accompanied throughout with full-colour photographs and a nutritional breakdown of every recipe, this collection of Good Food's go-to family recipes will work first time, every time. With advice on defrosting and reheating from the experts at Good Food, mealtimes have never been easier.

Anne of Green Gables

L. M. Montgomery (Author)

A classic coming-of-age tale of a spirited heroine named Anne

Anne Shirley is an eleven-year-old orphan who is mistakenly sent to a pair of siblings who had wanted to adopt a boy to help with the work on their farm in Prince Edward Island. Anne's quirky personality and good-natured spirit cause the siblings to grow to love her anyway and soon the entire town falls for the precocious little girl with bright red hair. Beloved by both children and adults, Anne of Green Gables is a celebration of fierce individualism and the families we create, rather than the ones we are born into.

Moonfleet

John Meade Falkner (Author) , F. Exell (Illustrator) , F. Exell (Illustrator)

A tale of smuggling set among the cliffs, caves, and downs of Dorset.

Everyone in the tiny village of Moonfleet lives by the sea one way or another, so it's no surprise when young John Trenchard gets involved in the smuggling trade. Forced to flee England with a price on his head, John little guesses the adventures and trials he will have before he sees Moonfleet again or the change in his fortunes when he does.

Karl Henry's Healthy Living Handbook

Karl Henry (Author)

An encouraging, practical, affordable and sustainable plan that will help you achieve lasting changes in your well-being

Would you like to be trimmer, fitter and healthier, but do not know where to start? After all, there is so much conflicting advice.

Or do you go on diets and fitness drives all the time, but can't stick with anything?

Karl Henry has been working with people like you for nearly twenty years. He has seen it all, heard it all and knows the secret of making lasting change.

The secret is that there is no secret! Getting trimmer, fitter and healthier is not about the latest 'revolutionary' new diet or fitness regime. It's about simplicity and balance and developing habits and routines that are realistic, affordable and sustainable for you.

Karl's Healthy Living Handbook leads you through each aspect of health - food, movement, lifestyle - and is full of practical advice, including delicious fool-proof recipes and easy exercise routines that you can do at home. It will help you make changes that will add up to permanently improved well-being.

No matter what your starting point, everything in Karl's handbook is a fit for your life. It is a friendly, easy-to-follow guide that will bring you on a journey, page by page, at the right pace for you. As he says: 'You will be amazed at just how easy it is to make straightforward changes and what a difference they can make. Not only that, the benefits of feeling healthier and more active will help you stay on course and motivate you to keep going. My ambition is to help you realize that losing weight and getting fitter can be simple - so simple that you can't not start, no matter how small that start is!'

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Robin Waterfield (Abridged by) , Jules Verne (Author)

The classic underwater adventure available in Puffin Classics.
A mission to rid the seas of a monstrous creature becomes a terrifying nightmare when Professor Aronnax, Conseil and Ned Land are thrown overboard. The huge marine animal which has haunted the water is no living beast, but a spectacular man-made vessel, and the three men find themselves the helpless prisoners of Captain Nemo. Resigned to their fate, they begin a miraculous journey on the submarine ship which can travel through waters never before explored. For the Professor, at least, this voyage is one he would not have missed for the world.

Pollyanna

Eleanor Porter (Author) , Neil Reed (Illustrator) , Neil Reed (Illustrator)

As soon as Pollyanna arrives in Beldingsville to live with her strict and dutiful maiden aunt, she begins to brighten up everybody's life. The 'glad game' she plays, of finding a silver lining in every cloud, transforms the sick, the lonely and the plain miserable - until one day something so terrible happens that even Pollyanna doesn't know how to feel glad about it.

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