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The Chambers Thesaurus, 5th Edition

By Chambers
Authors:
Chambers
The Chambers Thesaurus sells more copies, and contains more synonyms, than any other English thesaurus. This 5th edition, new for 2015, retains the much-loved features of The Chambers Thesaurus, but also includes a brand new two-colour Word Lover's Ramble at the back, showing how English words and definitions have changed in recent years.The Chambers Thesaurus is now the UK's number 1 selling hardback thesaurus. It is regarded as the thesaurus of choice for crossword setters and solvers, and is popular with players of wordgames such as Scrabble(R) and Words With Friends(R). It is famous for its Scottish heritage, its thorough coverage of obscure words and its unique personality."Chambers stands out like a baroque mansion in a city of faceless concrete." Melvyn Bragg
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  • Cobra

    By Deon Meyer
    Authors:
    Deon Meyer
    Why would a mathematics professor from Cambridge University, renting a holiday home outside Cape Town, require a false identity and three bodyguards? And where is he, now that they are dead? The only clue to the bodyguards' murder is the snake engraved on the shell casings of the bullets that killed them. Investigating the massacre, Benny Griessel and his team find themselves being drawn into an international conspiracy with shocking implications. It seems it is not just the terrorists and criminals of Britain and South Africa who may fear the Professor's work, but the politicians too. As the body count begins to spiral viciously, Benny must put his new-found love life aside and focus on finding the one person who could give him a break in the case: a teenage pickpocket on the run in the city. But Benny is not the only person hunting for Tyrone Kleinbooi . . . Shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger, COBRA is a relentlessly suspenseful, topical and richly rewarding novel from an author who is acclaimed around the world as a brilliant voice in crime fiction.
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    Celtic Mythology

    By Ward Rutherford
    Authors:
    Ward Rutherford
    Ward Rutherford's Celtic Mythology is a classic...It paints a brilliant portrait of the Celtic world and the way the people of those distant times interpreted the world around them though the creation of myths and legends. - John MatthewsIn this lively and absorbing account of the world of Celtic myth and the role it has played in the development of western culture, Ward Rutherford explores one of the jewels of European cultural heritage. In so doing he demonstrates how deeply Celtic mythology has become embedded in Western consciousness.With a new introduction from John Matthews - historian, folklorist, best selling author of Pirates and winner of the Benjamin Franklin award for The Winter Solstice, this book provides a highly literary and engaging insight into:The world of the Celts, including an historical overview from their emergence as an identifiable people around 1000 B.C. Also included is an explanation of their social structure. The contents of Celtic myths and the differences and similarities between their manifestation in Britain and Ireland.The geography of the supernatural world of Celtic myth, including discussion of Druids, Shamanism, and the occult meaning of Celtic myths. The influence of Celtic myth in English literature from Arthurian legend to the Grail legends.
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  • Cut Out

    By Fergus McNeill
    Authors:
    Fergus McNeill
    LONGLISTED FOR THE CRIMEFEST EDUNNIT AWARD, 2015. A chilling police procedural for fans of Peter James and Peter Robinson. Nigel never meant for it to happen. At first, he just wanted to be Matt's friend. But when he discovers he can hear what is going on in the flat below him, his fascination with his new neighbour drifts into obsession.Rearranging his furniture to recreate the layout of the rooms downstairs. Buying the same clothes, going through Matt's post, his things. Becoming Matt without him ever knowing.And it would have been all right, if Matt hadn't brought the girl home.When things spiral out of control, Detective Inspector Harland has to unravel the disturbing truth. But there's far more to the case than meets the eye . . .
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  • The Coffin Dancer

    By Jeffery Deaver, Jeff Harding
    Authors:
    Jeffery Deaver
    Read by:
    Jeff Harding
    The Coffin Dancer, America's most wanted hit man, is back. He's been hired by an airline owner who wants three witnesses taken care of before his trial, and has got the first, a pilot, by blowing up his entire plane. Enter quadriplegic ex-cop Lincoln Rhyme, who can find forensic evidence to hang a man in the smallest debris, and his assistant Amelia Sachs. Their job is to keep the remaining two witnesses safe, and to find the Coffin Dancer before he finds them. Because he will find them, and anyone else who tries to get in his way.(P)2015 Hodder & Stoughton
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  • The Competition

    By Marcia Clark
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    Marcia Clark
    It's every parent's nightmare.When a high-school shooting leaves dozens dead, including the killers, the grieving community can at least be sure it won't happen again. But as prosecutor Rachel Knight and detective Bailey Keller dig deeper, they realise that the worst isn't over. The clues at the crime scene don't add up. It seems that the real shooters are still out there... In the chaos that follows, Rachel and Bailey must scramble to identify the suspects and stop them before they can strike again. Because the killers have plans. They want to beat their competition. They want to be the best... at murder.
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    Close to Home

    By Lisa Jackson
    Authors:
    Lisa Jackson
    HOME IS WHERE THE FEAR IS...The house where Sarah McAdams grew up has always terrified her. But now she's moved back with her daughters, determined to put her childhood fears behind her. It's harder than she thought. Increasingly haunted by the past, Sarah soon realises that the present has its own threats. One by one, teenage girls are disappearing... Frantic for her daughters' safety, Sarah feels the house's walls closing in on her once more. Somewhere deep in her memory is the key to a very real danger. And only by confronting the terrifying truth can she protect her children from a nightmare that is roaring back to life...
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    Change Your Words, Change Your Life

    By Joyce Meyer
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    Joyce Meyer
    'Words are a big deal. They are containers for power. I believe that our words can increase or decrease our level of joy. They can affect the answers to our prayers and have a positive or negative effect on our future.'Joyce Meyer shows us how the words we use shape our well-being and that choosing the right ones could change our lives for the better! In CHANGE YOUR WORDS, CHANGE YOUR LIFE Joyce provides a series of guidelines for making sure that our words are constructive, healthy, healing and used to good effect. Topics include:- The impact of words- How to tame your tongue- When to talk and when not to talk- Speaking faith and not fear- The corrosion of complaints- Do you really have to give your opinion?- The importance of keeping your word- The power of speaking God's wordIn a 'Dictionary of God's Word' at the end of the book, Joyce recommends dozens of scripture verses to read out loud as one way of using and claiming healing words.
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    Corpus Christi

    By Bret Anthony Johnston
    Authors:
    Bret Anthony Johnston
    'A gorgeous, accomplished debut' David MitchellBy internationally bestselling author Bret Anthony Johnston, WINNER of the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award 2017.In Corpus Christi, Texas - a town often hit by hurricanes - parents, children, and lovers come together and fall apart, bonded and battered by memories of loss that they feel as acutely as physical pain.A car accident joins strangers linked by an intimate knowledge of madness. A teenage boy remembers his father's act of sudden and self-righteous violence. A 'hurricane party' reunites a couple whom tragedy parted. And, in an unforgettable three-story cycle, an illness heals a man's relationship with his mother and reveals the odd, shifting fidelity of truth to love.Writing with tough humor, deep humanity, and a keen eye for the natural environment, Bret Anthony Johnston creates a world where cataclysmic events cut people loose from their 'regular lives, floating and spiraling away from where we had been the day before.'
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    The Conscious Parent

    By Shefali Tsabary
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    Shefali Tsabary
    Conscious parenting is about becoming mindful of your behaviour and engaging with your child as an individual. Dr Tsabary inspires parents to get back in touch with their emotions and shed the layers of baggage they have inherited during their own life and are unconsciously heaping on their children. As they become 'conscious' in their parenting, so parents can transform their relationship with their offspring and raise happy, well-adjusted children. The Conscious Parent is already transforming the way people are parenting through its sales in the US where it's spent 15 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Oprah described the book as 'The most profound book on parenting I've ever read' and Eckhart Tolle has said 'becoming a conscious parent is the greatest gift you can give your child.' The book features a foreword by His Holiness The Dalai Lama.
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    Complete Russian (Learn Russian with Teach Yourself)

    By Dr Daphne West
    Authors:
    Dr Daphne West
    Complete Russian is a comprehensive language course that takes you from beginner to intermediate level.These audio CDs are for use with the accompanying 432-page book containing 20 units plus pronunciation section and word glossary (ISBN 9781473602502).The new edition of this successful course has been fully revised and is packed with new learning features to give you the language, practice and skills to communicate with confidence.-Maps from A1 to B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages-20 learning units plus pronunciation section and word glossary-Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns to make the language stick-Teaches the key skills - reading, writing, listening and speaking-Learn to learn - tips and skills on how to be a better language learner-Culture notes - learn about the people and places of Russia-Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims-Authentic listening activities - everyday conversations give you a flavour of real spoken Russian-Test Yourself - see and track your own progressComing soon: get our companion app. Russian course: Teach Yourself is full of fun, interactive activities to support your learning with this course. Apple and Android versions available.Also available: Get Started in Beginner's Russian (ISBN 9781444174892).Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 70 years.
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    Complete Russian Beginner to Intermediate Course

    By Dr Daphne West
    Authors:
    Dr Daphne West
    Complete Russian is a comprehensive language course that takes you from beginner to intermediate level.This book is for use with the accompanying audio CDs containing two hours of audio (ISBN 978147360264).The new edition of this successful course has been fully revised and is packed with new learning features to give you the language, practice and skills to communicate with confidence.-Maps from A1 to B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages-432-page book contains 20 learning units plus pronunciation section and word glossary-Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns to make the language stick-Teaches the key skills - reading, writing, listening and speaking-Learn to learn - tips and skills on how to be a better language learner-Culture notes - learn about the people and places of Russia-Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims-Authentic listening activities - everyday conversations give you a flavour of real spoken Russian-Test Yourself - see and track your own progressComing soon: get our companion app. Russian course: Teach Yourself is full of fun, interactive activities to support your learning with this course. Apple and Android versions available.Also available: Get Started in Beginner's Russian (ISBN 9781444174892).Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
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    Complete Write a Novel Course

    By Will Buckingham
    Authors:
    Will Buckingham
    LEARN HOW TO WRITE A NOVEL WITH THIS COMPLETE, PRACTICAL COURSE.Designed to take you from the moment you first put pen to paper right through to the process of contacting publishers (or uploading an ebook file) and promoting your book, this is the most important book on writing that you'll ever read. It introduces you to the craft of fiction writing, the art of words and the way in which to use them. It gives you inspiration, ideas and practical advice.It gives you the background and the skills you'll need to succeed.Unlike other books on the market, however, it also helps you begin to critique your own work, meaning that at every step of the writing process you'll be producing the best art you can. There are plenty of other essential writing tools in this book, as well, including techniques for overcoming writer's block; with nearly a quarter of the book focussing on how to get published, how to publish yourself, which courses you do - and don't - need, the nuts and bolts of competitions and festivals and the importance of social media, this really is the most comprehensive companion to the subject available.ABOUT THE SERIESThe Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.
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  • The Constant Star

    By Jessica Stirling
    Authors:
    Jessica Stirling
    The Second World War hits home to a scattered East End family in new and unexpected ways in the third volume of this series about Britain under siege.Susan Cahill enjoys her job at the BBC until a bomb destroys the building and brings unwelcome responsibilities and an autocratic new boss, Walter Boscombe. He has no time for ambitious young women from Shadwell and seems determined to break Susan's spirit - and her heart. Breda Hooper, Susan's widowed sister-in-law, and her small son are rescued from the East End's shattered docklands by Danny, Susan's estranged husband. Settled in a shabby caravan in the Vale of Evesham, Breda soon finds herself entangled in village affairs in more ways than one, with only her quick wits, her new friends and the ever dependable Danny to keep her out of trouble.For Susan and Breda jeopardy comes not from the skies but in the terrible price each must pay for falling in love with men who are not all that they seem to be and who, even in the midst of all out war, will change their lives forever.
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  • Cold Blooded

    By Lisa Jackson
    Authors:
    Lisa Jackson
    SHE CAN SEE THE KILLER, BUT CAN SHE STOP HIM?A psychological thriller that will give chills to fans of Nora Roberts and Karin Slaughter.Olivia Bechet has a terrifying vision of a murder from her bed - a woman's slashed, incinerated corpse in a seedy New Orleans apartment. Weeks later, after another vision and even after the second body turns up, Detective Rick Bentz doesn't believe her. Soon her dreams are becoming more vivid and when she sees the murderer's face as well as the victim's, she realises the danger is even closer than she first imagined...
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    Complete Writing For Children Course

    By Clémentine Beauvais
    Authors:
    Clémentine Beauvais
    LEARN HOW TO WRITE FOR CHILDREN WITH IMAGINATION AND JOY.Designed to take you from the moment you first put pen to paper to the point at which you are ready to start contacting publishers (or uploading an ebook file), this is the most important book on writing children's books you'll ever read. It introduces you to the craft of writing for children, the art of words - and pictures - and the way in which to use them. It gives you inspiration, ideas and practical advice. It gives you the background to each different area of children's writing, and the skills you'll need to succeed. Unlike any other book on the market, however, it also helps you begin to critique your own work, meaning that at every step of the writing process you'll be producing the best art you can. There are plenty of other essential writing tools in this book, as well, including techniques for overcoming writer's block; with nearly a quarter of the book focussing on how to get published, how to publish yourself, which courses you do - and don't - need, the nuts and bolts of competitions and festivals and the importance of social media, this really is the most comprehensive companion to the subject available.ABOUT THE SERIESThe Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.
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    Complete Polish: Teach Yourself

    By Nigel Gotteri, Joanna Michalak-Gray
    Authors:
    Nigel Gotteri, Joanna Michalak-Gray
    Complete Polish is a comprehensive language course that takes you from beginner to intermediate level. The new edition of this successful course has been fully revised and is packed with new learning features to give you the language, practice and skills to communicate with confidence. -Maps from A1 to B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages -20 learning units plus grammar appendix and word glossary -Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns to make the language stick -Teaches the key skills - reading, writing, listening and speaking -Learn to learn - tips and skills on how to be a better language learner -Culture notes - learn about the people and places of Poland -Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims -Authentic listening activities - everyday conversations give you a flavour of real spoken Polish -Test Yourself - see and track your own progress Coming soon: get our companion app. Polish course: Teach Yourself is full of fun, interactive activities to support your learning with this course. Apple and Android versions available. Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 70 years.
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    Complete Polish: Teach Yourself

    By Nigel Gotteri, Joanna Michalak-Gray
    Authors:
    Nigel Gotteri, Joanna Michalak-Gray
    Complete Polish is a comprehensive language course that takes you from beginner to intermediate level.The new edition of this successful course has been fully revised and is packed with new learning features to give you the language, practice and skills to communicate with confidence.-Maps from A1 to B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages-20 learning units plus grammar appendix and word glossary-Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns to make the language stick-Teaches the key skills - reading, writing, listening and speaking-Learn to learn - tips and skills on how to be a better language learner-Culture notes - learn about the people and places of Poland-Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims-Authentic listening activities - everyday conversations give you a flavour of real spoken Polish-Test Yourself - see and track your own progressComing soon: get our companion app. Polish course: Teach Yourself is full of fun, interactive activities to support your learning with this course. Apple and Android versions available.Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
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    Complete Writing For Children Course

    By Clémentine Beauvais
    Authors:
    Clémentine Beauvais
    Designed to take you from the moment you first put pen to paper to the point at which you are ready to start contacting publishers (or uploading an ebook file), this is the most important book on writing children's books you'll ever read. It introduces you to the craft of writing for children, the art of words - and pictures - and the way in which to use them. It gives you inspiration, ideas and practical advice. It gives you the background to each different area of children's writing, and the skills you'll need to succeed. Unlike any other book on the market, however, it also helps you begin to critique your own work, meaning that at every step of the writing process you'll be producing the best art you can. There are plenty of other essential writing tools in this book, as well, including techniques for overcoming writer's block; with nearly a quarter of the book focussing on how to get published, how to publish yourself, which courses you do - and don't - need, the nuts and bolts of competitions and festivals and the importance of social media, this really is the most comprehensive companion to the subject available.
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    Complete Urdu Beginner to Intermediate Course

    By David Matthews, Mohamed Kasim Dalvi
    Authors:
    David Matthews, Mohamed Kasim Dalvi
    Complete Urdu is a comprehensive language course that takes you from beginner to intermediate level.This book is for use with the accompanying audio CDs containing two hours of audio (ISBN 9781444195965).The new edition of this successful course has been fully revised and is packed with new learning features to give you the language, practice and skills to communicate with confidence.-Maps from A1 to B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages-17 learning units plus reading and writing section and word glossaries-Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns to make the language stick-Teaches the key skills - reading, writing, listening and speaking-Learn to learn - tips and skills on how to be a better language learner-Culture notes - learn about the people and places of Pakistan and the Urdu-speaking regions of India-Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims-Authentic listening activities - everyday conversations give you a flavour of real spoken Urdu-Test Yourself - see and track your own progressComing soon: get our companion app. Urdu course: Teach Yourself is full of fun, interactive activities to support your learning with this course. Apple and Android versions available.Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
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