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- Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 9.99
Baghdad 1917. Captain Jim Stringer, invalided from the Western Front, has been dispatched to investigate what looks like a nasty case of treason. He arrives to find a city on the point of insurrection, his cover apparently blown - and his only contact lying dead with flies in his eyes. As Baghdad swelters in a particularly torrid summer, the heat... more...
- Profile Books 2014; US$ 10.66
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. In Belles... more...
- Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 9.99
'A steamy whodunnit . . . This may well be the best fiction about the railways since Dickens.' Independent on Sunday 'Genuinely gripping . . . The sort of thing D. H. Lawrence might have written had he been less verbose or been blessed with a sense of humour.' Peter Parker, Evening Standard (Books of the Year) A superbly atmospheric... 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... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2013; US$ 22.82
The incredible story of Gyles Mackrell and his Burmese, elephant-assisted wartime rescue mission. more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 14.38
'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...
- Short Books 2011; US$ 7.28
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 supernatural?... more...
- Random House Australia 2012; US$ 12.86
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...
- Random House Australia 2012; US$ 12.86
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...