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viking: king's man
Tim Severin

Pan Macmillan UK, 2006

It is Constantinople in 1035, and Thorgils has become a member of the Varangian lifeguard, where he witnesses the glories of the richest city on earth. He embarks on a campaign launched to recover Sicily from the Saracens. After years of traveling, Thorgils retreats to Sweden, but is eventually summoned again to assist in coordinating William the Conqueror’s invasion of England. In September 1066, a Norse fleet of three hundred ships sails ...


A Garden of Eden in Hell: The Life of Alice Herz-Sommer
Melissa Muller, Reinhard Piechocki

Macmillan UK, 2008

Alice Herz-Sommer was born in 1903 in Prague—the Prague of the Hapsburgs and of Franz Kafka, a family friend. Musically very gifted, by her mid-teens Alice was one of the best-known pianists in Prague. But as the Nazis swept across Europe her comfortable, bourgeois world began to crumble around her, as anti-Jewish feeling not only intensified but was legitimized. In 1942, Alice's mother was deported. Desperately unhappy, she resolved to learn ...


Roger's Profanisaurus

Macmillan UK, 2002

The ultimate in schoolboy humor, this is the book for anyone who truly loves Viz humor! Roger Mellie presents a new edition of his classic dictionary of swearing that gives a hilarious new angle to many previously innocently used words. Fully updated for the new millennium with definitions culled from the intellects of Viz's finest readers, this is positively the last word in contemporary profanity.


Funny, Peculiar: The True Story of Benny Hill
Mark Lewisohn

Macmillan UK, 2002

Benny Hill was an unlikely figure of global admiration—he was a deeply private individual, a loner, uninterested in money and the trappings of success. Acclaimed in the 1950s as the first British TV comedy superstar, loved for his pioneering ideas and humor, Hill's popularity remained undimmed for decades. But in the 1980s, he was reviled in Britain, with his innuendo-strewn humor branded sexist. His TV show's sudden end in 1989 was followed ...


Eric Cantona
Philippe Auclair

Macmillan UK, 2010

Many have tried to persuade Eric Cantona to write his autobiography. He never will. Philippe Auclair has interviewed every key player in Cantona's life to produce a biography that reveals, for the first time, the heart and inner thoughts of this most extraordinary character. Cantona played for six different French clubs, making his international debut at twenty-one, before going to England in 1992 and making an immediate impact with Leeds ...


How Black Was Our Sabbath: An Unauthorized View from the Crew
Dave Tangye, Graham Wright

Macmillan UK, 2004

During the seventies, David Tangye and Graham Wright were part of the Black Sabbath crew—and they have the stories to prove it. As the group grew in fame and notoriety, incidents of bad behavior mounted alarmingly. Whether it's Geezer's lyrical journeys into the underworld or the gun-obsessed Ozzy Osbourne at home in Atrocity Cottage, this is Sabbath as you've never known them before. A real-life Spinal Tap, this is a warm, funny tribute to ...


The Travels of Ibn Battutah
Ibn Battutah

Macmillan UK, 2003

Ibn Battutah—ethnographer, bigrapher, anecdotal historian and occasional botanist—was just 21 when he set out in 1325 from his native Tangier on a pilgramage to Mecca. He did not return to Morocco for another 29 years, traveling instead through more than 40 countries on the modern map, covering 75,000 miles and getting as far north as the Volga, as far east as China, and as far south as Tanzania. He wrote of his travels, and comes across ...


The Daily Telegraph Cryptic Crosswords 67 (Daily Telegraph Cryptic Crossword Book)
Telegraph Group Limited

Macmillan UK, 2011

A new collection of the best cryptic crosswords from The Daily Telegraph   A bumper selection of 80 of the most stimulating and entertaining recent cryptic challenges from the pages of The Daily Telegraph , which has been running these puzzles for over eighty years. They continue to baffle, infuriate and delight readers on a daily basis and are available here for those who need more than their daily fix! As always, if inspiration fails ...


Zulu Rising: The Epic Story of iSandlwana and Rorke's Drift
Ian Knight

Macmillan UK, 2011

The battle of Isandlwana was the single most destructive incident in the 150-year history of the British colonization of South Africa. In one bloody day more than 800 British troops, 500 of their allies, and at least 2,000 Zulus were killed in a staggering defeat for the British empire. The consequences of the battle echoed brutally across the following decades as Britain took ruthless revenge on the Zulu people. In Zulu Rising Ian Knight ...


A Soup For Every Day: 365 of Our Favourite Recipes
New Covent Garden Soup Company

Macmillan UK, 2010

The only cookbook soup lovers will ever need Since they first began making delicious, homemade-quality soups using only fresh, natural ingredients, the New Covent Garden Food Company has continued to create ever more innovative and tasty recipes. Now, a few years on and with hundreds of recipes at their fingertips, they have decided to share their all-time favorites with you in this definitive collection. Soup is generally easy to make and ...


The Daily Telegraph Big Book of Cryptic Crosswords 16 (Bk. 16)
The Daily Telegraph

Macmillan UK, 2006

Think big! Crosswords of any variety can be addictive and in this series you get more than your daily fix. Offering all the challenges of the usual Telegraph cryptic crossword books but in a larger, easy-to-use format, this collection features more than 200 carefully constructed puzzles. If it all gets too much, the solution to every single one is included at the back.


Life at the Limit: Triumph and Tragedy in Formula One
Professor Sid Watkins

Macmillan UK, 1997

This work offers the memoirs of Grand Prix's on-track doctor, Professor Sid Watkins. If there is a crash, it is Watkins who gets there first. He is closely involved in improving safety at the circuits and in developing rapid response medical rescue.


The Simple Truth

MacMillan UK


Soup for All Seasons
New Covent Garden Food Co

Macmillan UK, 2006

The New Covent Garden Food Company was founded in 1988 to make homemade quality soup using entirely natural ingredients, and despite many imitators over the past eighteen years New Covent Garden are still the bestsellers in the fresh soup market. This enduring popularity is a result of New Covent Garden's continuous passion for fresh soup, which they expound as the ultimate, easy-to-make, healthy, delicious meal. Now back with their third book ...


Sam's Snowflake
Gillian Shields

Macmillan UK, 2008

Featuring special glittered pages, this is a warm and cozy tale about a little bear, a Christmas surprise, and a very special snowflake. Sam is VERY excited. It’s Christmas Eve and Dad has set off into the forest to fetch a festive surprise. He promised to be back before the snow starts to fall but now it’s nighttime and there’s no snow—and no sign of Dad. Will Sam’s special, homemade snowflake help Dad to find his way out of the ...


The Twisted Sword (The Poldark Saga)
Winston Graham

Macmillan UK, 1996

In Cornwall in 1815, Demelza sees a horseman riding down the valley and senses disruption to the domestic contentment she has fought so hard to achieve. Ross has little option but to accept the summons—and travel to Paris with his family, as an "observer" of the French armed forces. Parisian life begins well, but the return of Napoleon brings separation, distrust, and danger to the Poldarks—and always for Demelza there is the shadow of the ...


Churchill's Cigar
Stephen McGinty

Macmillan UK, 2007

A charming story of a love affair that went up in smoke daily During the Second World War, Winston Churchill's cigar was such an important beacon of resistance that MI5, together with the nation's top scientists, tested the Prime Minister's supplies on mice rather than risk sabotage. Today, Churchill and his cigar remains a global icon, memorialized by a 151 foot statue of a cigar in Australia, while his cigar stubs are treasured as relics. ...



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The Dragonfly Pool
Eva Ibbotson

MacMillan UK, 2008

Tally Hamilton is furious to hear she is being sent from London to a horrid, stuffy boarding school in the countryside. And all because of the stupid war. But Delderton Hall is a far more unusual and interesting place than Tally ever imagined, and she soon falls in love with its eccentric staff and pupils. Now she's even organizing an exciting school trip to the kingdom of Bergania ...although Tally never expected to meet the prince. Prince ...



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