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True Crime


An absorbing account of murder, robbery and mayhem from 1900 to the present day. 200 crimes are covered, while the 50 most sensational have in-depth analysis. 1000+ photos. *Also appeared in October Buyer's Notes under the title "Crime: Unseen Archives"
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9,49 € 9,99 €

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Rolling Stones, The - The Illustrated Biography


History of the world's greatest r'n'r band captured in more than 200 mostly never before seen photos.
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8,46 € 8,90 €

The Beatles - The Illustrated Biography


From the moment John, Paul, George and Ringo began playing together in the summer of 1962, a pop legend was well and truly born. The Beatles were not only talented, they also had the drive and determination to reach their goal.
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11,31 € 11,90 €

Black Beauty


As a young colt, Black Beauty has a carefree life, looked after by an attentive mother and a kindly master. But when a boy throws stones at the horses just for fun, it shows him that not all people treat animals well. “There are bad, cruel men,” warns his mother, “who never ought to have a horse or dog to call their own”. Black Beauty discovers the truth of those words as he passes from owner to owner, especially when his knees are scarred in a fall and he has to be sold as a workhorse.
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3,79 € 3,99 €

Frankenstein


Originally published anonymously in 1818, Mary Shelley's story of a scientist who creates life and then is horrified by what he has made was inspired by a dream and by conversations with her friends Percy Shelley, Lord Byron, and John Polidori. One of the earliest examples of science fiction, it has since spawned a genre of horror stories. Like the other titles in this series of affordable classics, this book has been reset in fresh type. It includes a frontispiece illustration and a brief biography of the author.
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3,79 € 3,99 €

Great Expectations


The convict scares Pip into stealing food for him and a file to grind away his leg shackles. He warns Pip not to tell anyone and to do as he says or he will cut out Pip's heart and liver. Pip returns home, where he lives with his older sister Mrs. Joe, whose name is later revealed to be Georgiana Maria, and her husband Joe Gargery. His sister is very cruel and beats him as well as her husband with various objects regularly; however, Joe is much kinder to Pip. Pip's sister, called Mrs. Joe throughout the novel, often reminds Pip that she was the one who "brought him up by hand". Early the next morning, Pip steals food and drink from the Gargery pantry (including a pie for their Christmas feast) and sneaks out to the graveyard. It is the first time in Pip's life he's felt truly guilty. During Christmas dinner with the minister Mr. Wopsle, Mr. and Mrs. Hubble, and Uncle Pumblechook, Pip and Mrs. Joe's moderately wealthy uncle, nobody notices the missing food or brandy until Uncle Pumblechook drinks some brandy and spits it out. Pip realizes that he filled the brandy jug not with water, but with tar-water, (a foul-tasting tonic made of pine tar and water often used for medicinal purposes), instead. He had brought some of the brandy to the convict and had to replace it somehow. Pip sits at the table being told how lucky he is by all the relatives all the while in fear that someone will notice the missing pie. However, the moment his sister goes to the pantry to retrieve the pie and discovers it is missing, soldiers approach the house and ask Joe to repair their handcuffs and invite Joe, Pip and Mr. Wopsle to come with them to hunt for some escaped prisoners from the local jail. As they hunt through the marshes outside the village, they accost two convicts while engaged in a fight. One of them is the convict helped by Pip; the convict freely confesses to the theft of the file and "some wittles" (i.e. victuals) in order to shield Pip. The police take the two to the Hulk, a giant prison ship, and Pip is carried home by Joe, where they finish Christmas dinner. A while after Pip's encounter with the convict, Pip's life returns to normal. He continues to attend the local school which is run by Mr. Wopsle's great-aunt, and becomes friends with Biddy, an orphan who was adopted by the Wopsles; even though no more was said of the incident with the convict and he has been absolved of any wrong doing, he still feels guilty for the theft. A wealthy old woman named Miss Havisham asks Pip's Uncle Pumblechook to find a boy of a certain age and bring him to her home to play. Pumblechook immediately selects Pip and brings him to Miss Havisham's, who lives in the village in Satis House. Miss Havisham is a spinster who wears an old wedding dress with one shoe on and has all the house clocks stopped at 20 minutes to nine. She has not seen sunlight in years and claims that she just wants to see Pip play cards with Estella, a young girl she has adopted.
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3,79 € 3,99 €

Formula One the Complete Story


Packed with more than 800 photographs, this book tells the story, year by year, of more than 60 glorious yeas of Formula One. It includes many original, unseen photographs from the archives of "The Daily Mail". It features an extended final chapter of the battle for the 2011 championship and sets the scene for the 2012 season. The first Formula One championship season was in 1950, inaugurated at the UK circuit, Silverstone, and won by Italian Champion Giuseppe Farina driving his Alfa Romeo. Next season, his Argentinian teammate, the legendary Fangio, won the first of his five championship victories, unrivalled until Michael Schumacher nearly half a century later. The modern day sport would be unrecognisable to its founding generation: F1 is now a billion dollar enterprise - a hugely prestigious, highly sponsored activity whose glamour holds the attention of millions of fans around the world, literally keeping them on the edge of their seats during the 18 or so races around the world in the Grand Prix season. For some the incredible performance brought about by automotive and electronic engineering has added a new dimension, including extraordinary safety standards, for others the high-tech and highly regulated environment has reduced the importance of the drivers' skill - demonstrated particularly well in the 2009 season. This richly illustrated history of the sport captures the spirit of the early years, the pioneering bravery of those drivers while bringing it up to date with the awesome excitement of the modern day championship.
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19,86 € 20,90 €

Illustrated Biography: U2


Winners of 22 Grammy Awards - more than any other band - U2 have sold over 150m records. Whilst maintaining their reputation as one of the top rock bands of the modern era, U2 have pursued personal and ideological goals including relief of world poverty and social justice whilst also on a musical journey that has embraced many different styles. Further titles in this series of music biographies, which each contain 200 rare and classic photographs of iconic artists throughout their careers, with accompanying commentary.
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11,31 € 11,90 €

20000 Leagues Under The Sea


Classics with legible texts you can actually read at a fantastic price.
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3,79 € 3,99 €

Hard Times


Dickens's great novel of social protest in 19th-century England Thomas Gradgrind, a wealthy, retired merchant, is a cold and industrious man obsessed with facts, statistics, and practicality. He raises his oldest children, Louisa and Tom, according to this philosophy, never allowing them to engage in what he considers to be fanciful pursuits. But when poor Louisa is forced into a loveless marriage to the much older, self-made Josiah Bounderby, she and Tom must risk anger, betrayal, and heartache to break free of their restricted lives and find the happiness they have been so long denied.
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3,79 € 3,99 €

Jane Eyre


Jane Eyre" is a famous and influential novel. It was published in London, England, in 1847 by Smith, Elder & Co. with the title "Jane Eyre". An Autobiography under the pen name "Currer Bell," the "autobiography's" supposed editor. The first American edition was released the following year by Harper & Brothers of New York. The Penguin edition describes it as an "influential feminist text" because of its in-depth exploration of a strong female character's feelings. The novel merges elements of three distinct genres. It has the form of a Bildungsroman, a story about a child's maturation, focusing on the emotions and experiences that accompany growth to adulthood. The novel also contains much social criticism, with a strong sense of morality at its core, and finally has the brooding and moody quality and Byronic character typical of Gothic fiction. It is a novel often considered ahead of its time due to its portrayal of the development of a thinking and passionate young woman who is both individualistic, desiring for a full life, while also highly moral. Jane evolves from her beginnings as a poor and plain woman without captivating charm to her mature stage as a compassionate and confident whole woman. As she matures, she comments much on the complexities of the human condition. Jane also has a deeply pious personal trust in God, but is also highly self-reliant. Although Jane suffers much, she is never portrayed as a damsel in distress who needs rescuing. For this reason, it is sometimes regarded as an important early feminist (or proto-feminist) novel.
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3,79 € 3,99 €

Kim


Rudyard Kipling's epic rendition of the imperial experience in India is also his greatest long work. Born in India and growing into early manhood, Kim wants to play the "great game" of imperialism. He is also spiritually bound to the lama, an old ascetic priest. As the two men become fired by a quest that takes them across the country, Kim tries to reconcile these opposing impulses. A celebration of their friendship in an often hostile environment, "Kim" captures at once the opulence of India's exotic landscape and the uneasy presence of the British Raj.
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3,79 € 3,99 €

King Solomon´s Mines


Three men go deep into unknown parts of Africa in order to look for a lost friend. After many dangerous adventures they find him, but they also find some amazing treasures in a secret cave in a mountain. "Penguin Readers" is a series of simplified novels, film novelizations and original titles that introduce students at all levels to the pleasures of reading in English. Originally designed for teaching English as a foreign language, the series' combination of high interest level and low reading age makes it suitable for both English-speaking teenagers with limited reading skills and students of English as a second language. Many titles in the series also provide access to the pre-20th century literature strands of the National Curriculum English Orders. "Penguin Readers" are graded at seven levels of difficulty, from "Easystarts" with a 200-word vocabulary, to Level 6 (Advanced) with a 3000-word vocabulary. In addition, titles fall into one of three sub-categories: "Contemporary", "Classics" or "Originals". At the end of each book there is a section of enjoyable exercises focusing on vocabulary building, comprehension, discussion and writing. Some titles in the series are available with an accompanying audio cassette, or in a book and cassette pack. Additionally, selected titles have free accompanying "Penguin Readers Factsheets" which provide stimulating exercise material for students, as well as suggestions for teachers on how to exploit the Readers in class.
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3,79 € 3,99 €

Madame Bovary


This is a new translation by Adam Thorpe. 'A great novel that is also an inexhaustible pleasure to read'. Guardian Emma Bovary is an avid reader of sentimental novels; brought up on a Normandy farm and convent-educated, she longs for romance. At first, Emma pins her hopes on marriage, but life with her well-meaning husband in the provinces leaves her bored and dissatisfied. She seeks escape through extravagant spending sprees and, eventually, adultery. As Emma pursues her impossible reverie she seals her own ruin. Madame Bovary is one of the greatest, most beguiling novels ever written. Thorpe's new translation is stunning and heartily recommended Scotsman.
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3,79 € 3,99 €

Moll Flanders


Twelve Year a Whore, fives times a Wife (whereof once to her own Brother), Twelve Year a Thief, Eight Year a Transported Felon in Virginia, at last grew Rich, liv'd Honest, and died a Penitent' So the title page of this extraordinary novel describes the career of the woman known as Moll Flanders, whose real name we never discover. And so, in a tour-de-force of writing by the businessman, political satirist, and spy Daniel Defoe, Moll tells her own story, a vivid and racy tale of a woman's experience in the seamy side of life in late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century England and America. Born in Newgate prison, and seduced in the home of her adoptive family, she learns to live off her wits, defying the traditional depiction of women as helpless victims. First published in 1722, and one of the earliest novels in the English language, its account of opportunism, endurance, and survival speaks as strongly to us today as it did to its original readers.
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3,79 € 3,99 €

Northanger Abbey


Catherine Morland is an excitable young woman enraptured by the imaginary romantic worlds of mystery and intrigue in the gothic novels she consumes voraciously in her country cottage home. She is invited to Bath for the Season and thrills at the prospect of fashionable gowns and flirtacious encounters with handsome young men. At first her fanciful notions are fulfilled but soon they lead her to blur the lines between imagination and the everyday. She is invited to Northanger Abbey where she endures a series of romantic and mysterious adventures which almost bring her family to shame.
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3,79 € 3,99 €