Men Without Women
Across seven tales, Haruki Murakami brings his powers of observation to bear on the lives of men who, in their own ways, find themselves alone. Here are vanishing cats and smoky bars, lonely hearts and mysterious women, baseball and the Beatles, woven together to tell stories that speak to us all. Marked by the same wry humor that has defined his entire body of work, in this collection Murakami has crafted another contemporary classic.
My Not So Perfect Life
Katie Brenner's not-so-perfect life comes crashing down when her mega-successful boss Demeter gives her the sack. All Katie's hopes are shattered. She has to move home to Somerset, where she helps her dad with his new glamping business. Then Demeter and her family book in for a holiday, and Katie sees her chance. But should she get revenge on the woman who ruined her dreams - or try to get her job back? Does Demeter – the woman who has everything – actually have such an idyllic life herself? Maybe they have more in common than it seems. And what's wrong with not-so-perfect, anyway?
Disney Cars 3 Annual 2018
In the new Cars 3 movie, blinded by a new generation of blazing fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young technician with her own plan to win, inspiration from the Fabulous Hudson Hornet, and a few unexpected turns. The Cars Annual 2018 is packed with stories, activities, colouring, posters and puzzles from the new Cars 3 movie and favourite scenes and characters from the Cars movie, too. Disney/Pixar's Cars 3 proves that #95 isn't through yet - this Piston Cup will test the heart of a champion on Racing's biggest stage!
Thomas & Friends Annual 2018
Thomas fans will love the latest annual packed full of stories about their favourite engines, mazes, puzzles, games and lots of colouring. Also featuring posters from the new Thomas film Journey Beyond Sodor. An essential annual this Christmas for every train-mad Thomas fan, perfect for young Thomas-lovers ages 2, 3 4 and 5.
My Little Pony MTI Annual 2018
Discover a year of magical My Little Pony fun with the official annual 2018 - including an EXCLUSIVE guide to My Little Pony: The Movie! Meet a host of exciting new characters and join Twilight Sparkle and her best friends as they explore the world beyond Equestria ... Your all-new MLP 2018 annual is packed with brilliant games, puzzles, stories, activities, colouring, quizzes and much, much more. So what are you waiting for? Come and join the pony friends for a thrilling adventure full of magic, friendship and fun! A must-have gift for My Little Pony fans of any age.
91 Storey Treehouse
The 91-Storey Treehouse is the seventh book of Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton's wacky treehouse adventures, where the laugh-out-loud story is told through a combination of text and fantastic cartoon-style illustrations. Join Andy and Terry in their now 91-storey spectacular treehouse. They've added thirteen new levels, including the world's most powerful whirlpool, a mashed-potato-and-gravy train and a human pinball machine. Why not try your luck on the spin-and-win prize wheel or hang out in a giant spider web (with a giant spider), or you can always get your fortune told by Madam Know-it-all or eat a submarine sandwich the size of an actual submarine while deciding whether or not to push the big red button . . . Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up!
Paw Patrol Girls (Book & Blocks)
Book & Blocks offer a fun illustrated story, two block puzzle characters, and a playmat. Assemble the characters as you follow along with the story, and then use the characters and playmat to create your very own adventures! Suitable for 3 years and up.
Disney Beauty and Beast (My Busy Book)
An engaging storybook and toy in one activity kit! My Busy Books offer full-page illustrations, a story, 12 figurines, and a playmat that bring the characters to life and ignite your child's imagination. 3 years and up. Size: 25.4cm x 21.8cm x 4.3 cm
Portrait of Hong Kong
This is the latest book project by celebrated photographer and film director Fan Ho, compiled from so far never seen images that were derived from his own archive of old original negatives. The flow of images takes you on a journey that loosely travels from west to east of Hong Kong island, from the boat people through construction and modernisation and across the harbour to the Kowloon side, ending in the New Territories and the quiet waters of Hong Kong. The selection of this new body of work feels more natural and closer to documentary compared to his previous highly stylised approach on street photography. In his own manifesto "Thoughts on Street Photography" which he wrote at the age of 28, and of which carefully selected quotes can be found throughout the book, he mentions: 'My realistic street photos are rarely selected. Pictorial aesthetics and images with a sense of humour are still the key for salon photos but I expect changes to happen soon. Fan Ho selected about 500 old negatives from his own collection which he cropped in his signature style.
Wave Me Goodbye
September, 1939. As the Second World War begins, ten-year-old Shirley is sent away on a train with her schoolmates. She doesn't know where she's going, or what's going to happen to her when she gets there. All she has been told is that she's going on 'a little holiday'. Shirley is billeted in the country, with two boys from East End London, Kevin and Archie – and their experiences living in the strange, half-empty Red House, with the mysterious and reclusive Mrs Waverley, will change their lives for ever.
Harry Potter and Cursed Child
The official playscript of the original West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places. The playscript for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was originally released as a 'special rehearsal edition' alongside the opening of Jack Thorne's play in London's West End in summer 2016. This revised paperback edition updates the 'special rehearsal edition' with the conclusive and final dialogue from the play, which has subtly changed since its rehearsals, as well as a conversation piece between director John Tiffany and writer Jack Thorne, who share stories and insights about reading playscripts. This edition also includes useful background information including the Potter family tree and a timeline of events from the wizarding world prior to the beginning of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
Dazzlingly energetic and deeply human, Swing Time is a story about friendship and music and true identity, how they shape us and how we can survive them. Moving from north-west London to West Africa, it is an exuberant dance to the music of time. Two brown girls dream of being dancers - but only one, Tracey, has talent. The other has ideas: about rhythm and time, about black bodies and black music, what constitutes a tribe, or makes a person truly free. It's a close but complicated childhood friendship that ends abruptly in their early twenties, never to be revisited, but never quite forgotten, either...
Twisted Ones (Five Nights at Freddys 2)
The highly anticipated sequel to the bestselling Five Nights at Freddy's: The Silver Eyes. It's been a year since the horrific events at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, and Charlie is just trying to move on. Even with the excitement of a new school and a fresh start, she's still haunted by nightmares of a masked murderer and four gruesome animatronic puppets. Charlie thinks her ordeal is over, but when a series of bodies are discovered near her school-bearing wounds that are disturbingly familiar-she finds herself drawn back into the world of her father's frightening creations. Something twisted is hunting Charlie, and this time if it finds her, it's not letting her go.