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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 ...
  
  











  



  
The Cure of Souls (A Merrily Watkins Mystery)
Phil Rickman

Macmillan UK, 2002

As high summer bakes the rich earth of north-east Herefordshire, dark shadows gather around a converted hopkiln where the last owner was savagely murdered. Though the local vicar dismisses claims by its current occupants that the place is haunted, their story is soon splashed over a Sunday newspaper—and Merrily Watkins is directed by the Bishop of Hereford to defuse this situation. Merrily, however, is already contending with a woman's claim ...
  
  











  



  
The Castle of Adventure (Adventure Series)
Enid Blyton

Macmillan UK, 2000

What is the secret of the old castle on the hill, and why are the locals so afraid of it? When flashing lights are seen in a distant tower, Philip, Dinah, Lucy-Ann and Jack decide to investigate - and discover a very sinister plot concealed within its hidden rooms and gloomy underground passages. Other titles in the "Adventure" series include: "The Island of Adventure", "The Valley of Adventure", "The Sea of Adventure", "The Mountain of ...
  
  











  



  
Fluke
James Herbert

Macmillan UK, 2001

He was a stringy mongrel, wandering the streets of the city, driven by a ravenous hunger and hunting a quarry he could not define. But he was something more. Somewhere in the depths of his consciousness was a memory clawing its way to the surface, tormenting him. The memory of what he had once been—a man.
  
  











  



  
Hold My Hand: A Mother's Journey
Glenys Carl

Macmillan UK, 2006

Glenys Carl's life changed for ever with one phone call saying that her son Scott, who was halfway round the world in Australia, had suffered a traumatic head injury and was not expected to live. It was the start of a remarkable journey for Glenys - and for Scott, who survived with his personality intact but could only move one arm. In this inspirational book Glenys describes her fight to rehabilitate Scott after the doctors advised that no more ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
The Black Moon (The Poldark Saga)
Winston Graham

Macmillan UK, 1996

The birth of a son to Elizabeth and George Warleggan serves only to accentuate the rift between the Poldark and Warleggan families, and the enduring rivalry between George and Ross finds a new focus for bitter enmity and conflict.
  
  











  



  
Roger's Profanisaurus
Viz

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.
  
  











  



  
Heaven's Net Is Wide

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The Man in the Moss
Phil Rickman

Macmillan UK, 1994

Perfectly preserved in black peat, the Man in the Moss is one of the most fascinating finds of the century. But for the isolated community of Bridelow, his removal is a sinister sign—a danger to the ancient spiritual tradition. In the weeks approaching the Celtic feast of the dead, tragedy strikes again and again in Bridelow. And, as zealots challenge an older, gentler faith, the village faces a natural disaster unknown since the reign of ...
  
  











  



  
The Miller's Dance (The Poldark Saga)
Winston Graham

Macmillan UK, 1996

At Nampara, the Poldark family finds that the new year brings involvement in unexpected ventures. For Ross and Demelza there is some surprising—and worrying—news. And Clowance, newly returned from London, finds that her entanglement with Stephen Carrington brings both joy and heartache.
  
  











  



  
The River of Adventure (Adventure Series)
Enid Blyton

Macmillan UK, 2000

A river cruise through ancient desert lands will be an adventure in itself, think Philip, Dinah, Lucy-Ann, and Jack. An adventure it certainly is, especially when Bill disappears and the children, along with Kiki the parrot, are trapped beneath a forgotten temple where no one has set foot for 7,000 years.
  
  











  



  
The Valley of Adventure (Adventure Series)
Enid Blyton

Macmillan UK, 2000

Nothing could be more exciting than a night flight on Bill's plane. But in THE VALLEY OF ADVENTURE, Philip, Dinah, Lucy-Ann, Jack and Kiki the parrot fly straight into terrible danger. In THE SEA OF ADVENTURE, the children find themselves marooned on a desolate coast, playing a dangerous game of hide-and-seek with an unknown enemy.
  
  











  



  
Wolf Winter

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Rapture
Carol Ann Duffy

Macmillan UK, 2006

The effortless virtuosity, drama and humanity of Carol Ann Duffy's verse have made her our most admired contemporary poet. Rapture , her seventh collection, is a book-length love-poem, and a moving act of personal testimony—but what sets these poems apart from other treatments of the subject is Duffy's refusal to simplify the contradictions of love, and read its transformations—infatuation, longing, passion, commitment, rancor, separation, ...
  
  











  



  
Playing with the Moon
Eliza Graham

Macmillan UK, 2008

Shattered by a recent bereavement, Minna and husband Tom retreat to an isolated village on the Dorset coast, seeking the solitude that will allow them to cope with their loss and rebuild their foundering marriage. Walking on the beach one day, they unearth a human skeleton. It is a discovery which will plunge Minna into a mystery which will consume her for months to come. The remains are soon identified as those of Private Lew Campbell, a black ...
  
  











  



  
The Circus of Adventure (Adventure Series)
Enid Blyton

Macmillan UK, 2000

What on earth did Bill have to bring the wimpish Gustavus with them on holiday? Neither Jack nor Kiki the parrot like the boy at all. But when Gustavus is kidnapped, along with Philip, Dinah, and Lucy-Ann, Jack must bravely follow them to a faraway country and unravel a plot to kill the king.
  
  











  



  
The Loving Cup (The Poldark Saga)
Winston Graham

Macmillan UK, 1996

Set in the closing years of the wars against Napolean, this tenth novel in the Poldark series follows Demelza and Ross Poldark, their son Jeremy, daughter Clowance, and the Warleggans as a stolen silver cup bearing the motto "Amor gignit amorem"  brings new trouble.
  
  











  



  
Crusade
Elizabeth Laird

Macmillan UK, 2010

Two boys, two faiths, one unholy war—two boys from opposing worlds come face to face in a thought-provoking historical adventure When Adam’s mother dies unconfessed, he pledges to save her soul with dust from the Holy Land. Employed as a dog-boy for the local knight, Adam grabs the chance to join the Crusade to reclaim Jerusalem. He burns with determination to strike down the infidel enemy. Salim, a merchant’s son, is leading an ...
  
  











  



  
Jeremy Poldark (The Poldark Saga)
Winston Graham

Macmillan UK, 1996

Ross Poldark stands accused of wrecking two ships. Despite their stormy marriage, Demelza has tried to rally support for her husband. But there are enemies who would be happy to see Ross convicted, not least George Warleggan, the powerful banker, whose personal rivalry grows ever more intense.
  
  











  








   



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