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Danger Mouse: Unreasonably Dangerous Joke Book

Slip into your crash helmet, pull on your safety goggles and firmly secure your seat belt (even if you're not in a car). These jokes are so funny that no one can be trusted to tell them safely. Not even Her Majesty the Queen! But, if anyone can do it, Danger Mouse can.

The Dalai Lama: The Definitive Biography

Alexander Norman (Author)

The Dalai Lama is one of the best-known and respected public figures of modern times. A Nobel Peace Prize Winner, advocate for peace and campaigner for compassion, he regularly speaks at sell-out arena tours across the globe.

In this new biography, Alexander Norman reveals the complex and compelling character of the Dalai Lama in more detail than ever before. Drawing on his long friendship with His Holiness and with his full support, Norman gives unparalled insights into the Dalai Lama's life, from being chosen as a young boy, his exile from Tibet and his involvement in political negotiations, to the present day. Uniquely, however, this book also reveals the private life of a very public man, including his personal spiritual experiences, daily Buddhist practice and the issues that are closest to his heart. Norman also explains how the turbulent history of Tibet has shaped the Dalai Lama's thinking and personality and corrects the myths that have built up around him.

Illuminating, surprising and fascinating, this book is essential reading for all those who want to understand the Dalai Lama.

Instinct

James Patterson (Author)

NOW A TV SERIES STARRING ALAN CUMMING

Previously published as Murder Games

A serial killer is loose on the streets of Manhattan. His victims appear to be total strangers. The only clue that links the crimes is the playing card left behind at each scene that hints at the next target.

The killer, known in the tabloids as The Dealer, is baiting cops into a deadly guessing game that has the city increasingly on edge. Elizabeth Needham, the tenacious cop in charge of the case, turns to an unlikely ally – Dylan Reinhart, a brilliant professor whose book turned up in connection with the murders.

As the public frenzy over The Dealer reaches a fever pitch, Dylan and Elizabeth must connect the clues to discover what the victims have in common – before The Dealer runs through his entire deck.

The Adventures of a Young Naturalist: The Zoo Quest Expeditions

David Attenborough (Author) , David Attenborough (Read by)

In 1954, the 28-year-old David Attenborough seized the opportunity to travel the world in search of rare animals for London Zoo’s collection, and to film these fascinating expeditions for the BBC. The result was the successful television series, Zoo Quest.

In Guyana the adventure begins with an encounter with a caiman, a visit to the River Mazaruni waterfalls, and an extraordinary painted cliff revealing a sequence of handprints and animal drawings not unlike France’s Palaeolithic caves.

Later, we are transported to Indonesia where he sets out, nervously, to capture an eighteen foot long python.

In Argentina David Attenborough comes across the rhea - a creature not unlike the ostrich – and observes its amusing courting and mating rituals. Then there is the issue of where to keep the collected animals…

Told with Attenborough’s trademark charm, these remarkable stories give us an insight into the early adventures of our most beloved naturalist.

Broadcast as Book of the Week on BBC Radio 4.

Deception Island

Chris Larsson (Author)

A photograph found in the effects of a murdered polar explorer reveals evidence of something that should not be there. A military team from a top-secret unit is dispatched. But the South Atlantic in winter is about the most hostile environment on earth. And before you can fight, first you have to survive . . .

Complex, rocket-paced, and dripping with authenticity, Deception Island is a unique thriller that conveys the details of the intelligence world, survival techniques, combat tactics and military hardware so convincingly that there will be questions asked in the MoD about just who it is that might have written this book . . .

The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends

Beatrix Potter (Author), Andrew Sachs (Read by), Full Cast (Read by), June Whitfield (Read by) , Martin Jarvis (Read by), Niamh Cusack (Read by), Pam Ferris (Read by), Prunella Scales (Read by), Su Pollard (Read by)

A classic BBC collection of the much-loved Beatrix Potter dramatisations, featuring Niamh Cusack, June Whitfield, Su Pollard, Pam Ferris, Andrew Sachs, Prunella Scales and Martin Jarvis.

With music from the enchanting television animations, these vivid adaptations retain all the magic of the original stories and will charm listeners young and old.

This collection includes:

The Tale of Peter Rabbit
The Tale of Benjamin Bunny
The Tailor of Gloucester
The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle
The Tale of Jeremy Fisher
The Tale of Tom Kitten
The Tale of Jemima Puddleduck
The Tale of Samuel Whiskers
The Tale of Pigling Bland

Percy Jackson and the Singer of Apollo

Rick Riordan (Author) , Ben Hughes (Cover/Jacket Illustrator)

When the god Apollo asks for a favour, it's never going to be straightforward.


Percy Jackson is celebrating Grover's birthday when Apollo turns up. He's due to perform in front of the other gods on Mount Olympus but one of his four beautiful celedon singers is missing.


Percy sets off to bring her back, but the rogue celedon has sniffed her shot at a solo career and is holding up Broadway. With the bright lights of Times Square in the background, it's a showdown to remember for Percy - can he find a way to capture her and return her to Apollo in time?

The Alphabet Book With No Pictures

B. J. Novak (Author)

A is for "AaaaaAAAAaaA."
B is for "Ba baba a-baba ba."
I is for "I had a big idea, I did."

And by the time you get to Z, oh what a zap-zop-zippity-zoppity, zany book you'll be reading!

This is an alphabet book like no other, from the author of the internationally bestselling mega-hit The Book With No Pictures. B. J. Novak is back with a book that is just as clever and even more silly.

And, this time, instead of saying "Read it again!" kids will be shouting "Let ME read it again!"

King Grisly-Beard

Maurice Sendak (Author)

A boy and girl walk into a theatre and proceed to act out the whole of Grimm's King Grisly-Beard for the reader. And they are indubitably good.

When a princess refuses to marry any of the princes her father has lined up, he marries her to a poor musician who takes her to his hovel home and makes her work for her keep. But this poor musician seems to know a bit too much about the infamous King Grisly-Beard... and he keeps his face covered a lot of the time.

I Hate My Teddy Bear

David McKee (Author) , David McKee (Illustrator)

Two children, playing in the park, spend their time arguing over how good their teddy bears are, while a galaxy of strange characters and objects passes around them unnoticed. Playing with perspective, art and our view of the world when we are children, this is a classic to rediscover and share.

Vargic’s Curious Astronomical Compendium

Martin Vargic (Author)

Explore the wonders of the universe like you have never seen before with this incredible new book from the bestselling author Martin Vargic.

This is a compendium of beautifully innovative designs that explain all of the weird and wonderful aspects of the cosmos; from the history of the universe to what makes up our solar system and even how human life fits into the wider picture, Vargic celebrates the scale and spectacle of the universe on every page.

Be taken on a journey through space with the chapters 'The History of the Universe', 'Solar System' and 'Humans and the Universe'.

The beautiful illustrations throughout Vargic's Miscellany of Curious Maps changed the way that we look at the world, now it is time for us to look even further into the wonders of the universe around us.

All The Year Round

John Yeoman (Author) , Quentin Blake (Illustrator)

Showcasing seasonal artwork and humorous poems for every month of the year from Quentin Blake and John Yeoman, the All The Year Round Birthday Book is the perfect place to keep all your birthdays, anniveraries and other important dates to remember.

With a seasonal rhyme for every month, discover the most entertaining way to spend the year: with a spot of spring cleaning (that ends in a mess), a summer picnic (invaded by ants), Halloween dress-up (or not, if you’re already scary) and the only thing to be done in December…

The Polar Express

Chris Van Allsburg (Author)

Late on Christmas Eve, after the town has gone to sleep, a boy boards a mysterious train that waits for him: the Polar Express bound for the North Pole. When he arrives there, Santa offers him any gift he desires. The boy modestly asks for one bell from the reindeer's harness. It turns out to be a very special gift, for only believers in Santa can hear it ring.

Rediscover the spirit of Christmas with this charming gift set, including the magic bell from the story. Will you be able to hear it ring?

'Magical glowing double spread pictures... an original and memorable book.' Guardian

Make The First Move

Whitney Wolfe Herd (Author)

Whitney Wolfe Herd isn't your average twenty-something. At 24 she was a co-founder of one of the world's most successful start-ups, Tinder. By 25, she was at the centre of an excruciatingly public breakup with one of her Tinder colleagues, which soon morphed into an even more excruciatingly public lawsuit, and she thought her life was over.

Three years later, she is the CEO of Bumble - a feminist dating app determined to right the cultural wrongs of other less forward thinking services - with a hive of over 10 million registered users who relish her super-smart, take no prisoners approach to life.

On Bumble, women have to make the first move, an attitude and approach that Wolfe Herd encourages beyond the app to work and everyday life. In her debut book, Wolfe Herd shares her trade secrets - including how to be more assertive in your work, how to realise your ambitions, how to build a community of supportive friends and how to find a partner who will value and respect you. Make the First Move channels Wolfe Herd's distinct voice and experience - it's a modern manifesto for taking action in your career, life and love.

Brothers York

Thomas Penn (Author)

The new book by the author of the bestselling Winter King

Cruickshank’s London: A Portrait of a City in 20 Walks

Dan Cruickshank (Author)

Cobbled medieval alleyways and ornate Georgian boulevards. Decadent marble mansions and sprawling Victorian slums. Heaths, churches, squares and railways that, between them, hold two thousand years of secrets: London’s history is written into the very fabric of its streets.

In Cruickshank’s London, one of Britain’s best-loved historians vividly describes twenty historic walks that span North, East, South and West London. As he tours the city, Dan Cruickshank uncovers the forgotten stories that shaped the districts we all thought we knew: from the mysterious Celtic origins of Hampstead Heath, via the West Ham churches inscribed with the occult symbols of the Knights Templar, to the features of Tower Bridge that were included to appease Queen Victoria’s infamous temper. Throughout, Cruickshank peppers the book with colourful photos and easy-to-follow maps that make his wanderings immediately useful for anyone who wants to follow his footsteps through the capital.

Passionately written and deeply researched, Cruickshank’s London is not just a walking guide: it is a love letter to a city whose history immerses and inspires anyone who passes through.

What Would Arnie Do?

Do you revere the legend that is Arnie?
Do you agree that the best activities for your health are pumping and humping?
Do you trust that if it bleeds, you can kill it?

Then this is the book for you.

What Would Arnie Do? is a collection of the wit and wisdom of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Whether you're looking for inspiration in the gym, in your career, or for fighting deranged cyborgs, Arnie has just the right phrase to spur you to greater success.

And remember: Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer.

I’ll Wait for Paris

Debbie Macomber (Author)

When single mom Jenna Boltz becomes an "empty nester", she begins to rediscover herself and her passions in this heartwarming new novel from bestselling author Debbie Macomber.

Jenna's life is at a crossroads. She's spent the last twenty years raising her two children on her own, and she loves her job as a Seattle ICU nurse. But now that she's officially an "empty nester", Jenna can't help but wonder what her future holds.

Searching for a new source of fulfilment in her life, she turns to Paris--the magical city that shaped her as a young woman--for inspiration. With her dear friend, Maura, by her side, Jenna embarks on a journey of growth, love, and self-discovery that exceeds her wildest dreams.

Nyxia Unleashed

Scott Reintgen (Author)

Emmett Atwater thought Babel's game sounded easy. Get points. Get paid. Go home. But it didn't take long for him to learn that Babel's competition was full of broken promises, none darker or more damaging than the final one.

Now Emmett and the rest of the Genesis survivors must rally and forge their own path through a dangerous new world. Their mission from Babel is simple: extract nyxia, the most valuable material in the universe, and win over the indigenous Adamite population.

But Emmett and the others quickly realize they are caught between two powerful forces--Babel and the Adamites--with clashing agendas. Will the Genesis team make it out alive?

The Racehorse Who Learned to Dance

Clare Balding (Author)

Charlie's racehorse has certainly earned the name Noble Warrior: he won the Derby against all odds and bested a bunch of nasty kidnappers. But now Noddy is facing his greatest challenge yet . . .

Charlie's best friend Polly is still recovering from an accident that left her almost paralysed. But Polly has a real talent with horses - and she and Charlie are determined not to let it go to waste.

Can the two best friends find a way to make Polly's equestrian dreams come true, and forge a new path for the racehorse who wouldn't gallop?

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