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- Profile Books 2014; US$ 17.31
In the heroic days of rail travel, you could dine on kippers and champagne aboard the Brighton Belle; smoke a post-prandial cigar as the Golden Arrow closed in on Paris, or be shaved by the Flying Scotsman's on-board barber. Everyone from schoolboys to socialites knew of these glamorous 'named trains' and aspired to ride aboard them. ... more...
- Random House Australia 2012; US$ 16.38
A positive, practical guide for parents who want to help their children be the best they can be at school - and beyond.Do you worry that your child has no interest in schoolwork? Is your child reluctant to do homework? Do you worry about your sons struggling at school while girls are enthusiastic achievers?Do you want to help your child manage their... more...
- Random House Australia 2012; US$ 16.38
Childcare? Exams? Coaching? Make the right decisions with this commonsense guide packed with balanced, positive and practical advice on 20 of the biggest issues facing parents and their children.Are you agonising over whether to put your child in childcare? Do you wonder whether your child will be ready for school? What's the best way to help your... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2013; Not Available
The incredible story of Gyles Mackrell and his Burmese, elephant-assisted wartime rescue mission. more...
- Short Books 2011; US$ 18.94
INCLUDES THE THREE BEST GHOST STORIES EVER Who among us, lying in bed at night, listening to the noises of the house – that creak in the stairs, the clock ticking away in the empty hall – has not experienced a momentary chill, that first tremor of fear? What is it about Britain, asks Andrew Martin, that makes it such a fitting playground for the... more...
- Profile Books 2012; US$ 11.98
Why is the Victoria Line so hot? What is an Electrical Multiple Unit? Is it really possible to ride from King's Cross to King's Cross on the Circle line? The London Underground is the oldest, most sprawling and illogical metropolitan transport system in the world, the result of a series of botch-jobs and improvisations.Yet it transports... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2007; US$ 14.99
It is the summer of 1905 and Jim Stringer is copiloting a special train filled with overheated excursionists headed to Blackpool, the seaside resort on the English coast. At the moment when the train picks up speed, a huge rock comes into view farther down the tracks; it lies directly in their path. Full stop of the engine; full steam ahead with the... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008; US$ 14.99
From the author of The Necropolis Railway and The Blackpool Highflyer comes another atmospheric thriller of sabotage, suspicion and steam. It's Jim Stringer's first day as an official railway detective, working from York Station for the mighty North Eastern Railway Company. On the station platform, Stringer meets the Lost Luggage Porter, humblest... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2006; Not Available
'A fool and his words are soon parted' wrote William Shenstone in 1764; one might add that 'A wit and his words are rarely collected'. Here is the antidote: a dazzling survey of the funniest remarks, quips and observations from Ancient Rome, the Bible and Chaucer right up to The Simpsons and Little Britain. Over 5,000 of the very funniest remarks to... more...
- The Experiment 2009; US$ 14.95
Perfectly pitched to strike some raw nerves: A witty, often surprising manifesto about how and why men should do housework?and a very useful guide for both the millions of men who shirk household duties and the women who live with them more...