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Beatrice, and became a revered Victorian icon in spite of having two illegitimate children. 114pp with illus. £4.99 NOW £2.25

68344 WAIT FOR ME! Deborah Devonshire ‘Debo’ was the youngest Mitford sister and is now the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire. Known to all her friends simply as Debo, she looks back on a life lived at a cracking pace in her funny, touching and good-hearted memoir. She is an exhilarating writer with a gift for storytelling and a prose style of elegant simplicity. It is also a touching memorial to a vanished

age. 370pp in paperback with many photos. £7.99 NOW £4

67706 NARNIAN: The Life and Imagination of C. S. Lewis by Alan Jacobs

C. S. Lewis is a writer who arouses strong feelings. Famous for the Narnia books, The Screwtape Letters and his critical masterpiece A Preface to Paradise Lost, he himself has been the subject of hundreds of books. This study concentrates on the relationship between the fantasy novels and Lewis’s own childhood. Why did the boy from Ulster, whose mother died when he was a child, who had an uneasy relationship with his father who became an Oxford don and wrote books of Christian apologetics, turn finally to the writing of children’s stories which would be among the most popular ever written? Almost all the children in the Narnia books are homeless in one way or another. 342pp, paperback, photos. £8.99 NOW £3.50

67774 LETTERS OF JOHN CHEEVER edited by Benjamin Cheever

John Cheever’s letters offer a tantalising glimpse into the life of a writer and include correspondence with his contemporaries such as Philip Roth, Updike and Saul Bellow. Here are his days as a young, aspiring writer and his battles with bisexuality and alcoholism. Edited by his son Benjamin, in this collection we see how Cheever’s private correspondence was as extraordinary as his published work. The master of the short story was also the master of the short letter. 400pp in paperback.

£10.99 NOW £2.50 67978 SOMEWHERE

TOWARDS THE END by Diana Athill What is it like to be old? Diana Athill, born in 1917, made her reputation as a writer, publisher and editor with her candid memoirs. Here she reflects frankly on the losses and occasional gains that old age brings, and on the wisdom and fortitude required to face death. Hers is a lively narrative of events, lovers, her sex life and friendships -

the people and experiences that have taught her to regret very little, to resist despondency and to question the beliefs and customs of her own generation. 183pp. $24.95 NOW £3.50

68176 GREAT WESTERN BEACH: A Memoir of

a Cornish Childhood Between the Wars by Emma Smith

This marvellous memoir of a 1923-1935 childhood pulsates with life, eccentric residents, exotic holidaymakers, tennis tournaments and bathing parties, invigorating walks and teas at the Rose Café. She is the author of ‘Maidens’ Trip’ (1947). The Hallsmiths are a truly remarkable family, or that at least is how Elsa’s parents would like to be perceived. But Father, a hero of the Great War, convinced his destiny is to become a famous painter, has to suffer with gritted teeth the ignominy of his actual position in society, that of a lowly bank clerk. And although Mother, bereaved of three fiancés during the war is at last a married woman, she does have the unfortunate knack of upstaging her husband. As for the Twins, fearless defiant Pam and sickly, bewildered Jim, existence for them is an unremitting struggle. Money is always in too short a supply to support appearances thought so essential to the Hallsmiths family dignity. 364pp, photos. £14.99 NOW £5

68183 MIRACLES OF LIFE: Shanghai to

Shepperton An Autobiography by J. G. Ballard Born in Shanghai in 1930, for almost half a century J. G. Ballard has been one of Britain’s most important writers. In his revelatory autobiography, bookended by times spent in Shanghai, the city of his childhood and internment in a WWII prison camp, and the setting of his novel Empire of the Sun, Ballard charts the course of his remarkable life. He recounts his first attempts at fiction while stationed in a frozen airbase in Canada, his part in the social and artistic revolutions of the 1960s, and his life as a single father after the premature death of his wife. In his trademark wit and with precision he recalls experiences that would fundamentally shape his writing and simultaneously provides a striking analysis of the fragmented post-war Britain that lies behind so many of his novels. Photos, 278pp. £14.99 NOW £5

68276 FROM WINCHESTER TO THIS by William Donaldson

Many will know Donaldson and his motley crew of friends or his much-loved “The Henry Root Letters” and his production of the ’60s cult satire “Beyond the Fringe”. This is his long-awaited autobiography in which we are taken from his privileged public school education through a messy lifestyle spent with pop stars, actors, prostitutes and models, to literary success and then a drug-fuelled slide into bankruptcy and lost love in a series of escapades. 228pp of mischief, wit and candour. £18.95 NOW £5

68265 RIMBAUD: The Double Life of a Rebel by Edmund White


A distinguished biographer, novelist and memoirist brilliantly explores a young poet’s relationships with his family and his teachers, as well as his notorious affair with the older and more established writer Paul Verlaine, who went to prison for having shot his young lover. To bring us closer to Rimbaud, the author not only offers incisive interpretations of the poems of that great and mercurial poet and his own artful translations, but also reveals the sexual taboos that haunt the poet’s works

and his longing for a Utopian future life. Rimbaud had a career that was startlingly short, yet dramatically eventful. His long poem ‘Une Saison en Enfer’ and his collection ‘Illuminations’ are central to the modern canon. 192 pages.

£16.99 NOW £5 68356 A BRITISH PICTURE: An

Autobiography by Ken Russell Russell recreates his life in a series of interconnected episodes: his 30s childhood in Southampton, his first sexual experience, his schooldays at the Nautical College, early careers in the Merchant Marines and the Royal Air Force, dancing days at the Shepherd’s Bush Ballet Club and of course his career as a film-maker. Full of funny anecdotes and fascinating insights into the realities of the film director’s life. With a foreword by Melvyn Bragg. 310 softback pages with filmography. £12.99 NOW £4.75

68361 CARDUS: Celebrant of Beauty by Robin Daniels

One of the three greatest music critics of the 20th century and a towering figure in cricket writing, Neville Cardus left his Manchester Board School at 13 and was almost completely self-taught. During his long career he met most of the finest cricketers of his time, including Hobbs, Hammond, Larwood, Miller and Bradman. He also met some of the greatest 20th century composers: Delius, Elgar, Richard Strauss, Sibelius and Rachmaninov. There is more about music here than cricket, and the whole book is a celebration of Cardus’s incomparable written style, full of personal memories and quotations from Cardus’s work. 452pp, photos. £25 NOW £7


Industry is the soul of business and the keystone of prosperity.

-Charles Dickens


FINANCE by A. J. Rider A.T.M., beneficiary, NASDAQ, amortization, call option, bull market - when dealing with banks and banking, bonds, business, equities, shares, mutual funds, unit trusts, investment trusts, annuities, insurance, pensions, taxation and wills, there is often language which can flummox us. This special book gives short, precise and easy-to-

understand definitions of the most commonly used terms and jargon in both the USA and the UK. You are sure to find it useful when reading the financial pages of the national press, money magazines and company reports or when dealing with your bank, financial advisor or broker. From accrued benefits to yield curve, tax rate bands, rights issues, ISAs to endowments and much more. Plus a useful list of acronyms. 190pp in paperback.


Adventures of a Global Entrepreneur by Richard Branson

The common themes of a Branson enterprise are the people, the brand, delivery, learning from setbacks, innovation, entrepreneurship and the wider responsibility of business. Starting with people, Branson believes that pay is important, but so are rewards. Early in Branson’s career in mail order, the business suffered a major blow when postal workers went on strike. Branson covers the strategies behind his many business empires, failures such as his attempted takeover of Northern Rock, and rounds off with his commitment to the environment. 342pp. £20 NOW £5

67780 THE KNACK: How Street-Smart Entrepreneurs Learn to Handle Whatever

Comes Up by Norm Brodsky and Bo Burlingham Serial entrepreneur Norm Brodsky has built eight hugely successful companies from scratch, and is all too aware of the traps lying in wait for the unwary. Here he uses stories of real companies facing real, actual challenges, and shows you how to develop what he calls “the knack”, that mindset which allows the businessman to stay focussed on the real goals and to seize opportunities when they arise. He has seen businesses with immense potential fail because of bad advice provided by professionals who simply did not understand business dynamics. UK paperback edition of US book. 274pp. £6.99 NOW £3


Oliver Twist has asked for more! - Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist


Weigelt and Cristina Kadmon A plush green velvet book jacket adorned with pretty, colourful Easter eggs make this big, bold picture book a very attractive gift. It’s just before Easter, and Easter Bunny is hard at work painting the last eggs when his friends burst into his workshop and tell him to hide -

quick! There is a masked bandit on the loose and he is looking for him. Luckily, all ends well and Easter Bunny gets some much needed help from his friends just in the nick of time. ‘When they go back to Easter Bunny’s workshop, Squirrel and Woodpecker started their Easter egg hunt. It took them a long time to find them. You see, the last place they thought to look was high up in the trees!’ For all who love Easter egg hunting, children and adults alike. £9.99 NOW £4

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by Janet and Isaac Asimov Written by the author of I, Robot and many other robot stories, here is a great way to introduce young readers aged 8+ to the thrills of science fiction. Meet Norby. He wants to help, but he is one mixed up robot. When Space Academy cadet Jeff Wells needs tutoring for his course in Martian Swahili, he goes looking for a robot teacher.

Norby possesses not only the usual robot skills, but also an extraordinary array of powers, including antigravity and hyperspace capabilities. He is just a little fuzzy on how to use his gifts! Together, the boy and the robot must figure out a way to foil a sinister plot involving Ing the Ingrate, would-be Emperor of the Universe. 96pp in paperback.

£5.99 NOW £3


A wipe-clean plastic squidgy book with the title Hungry Friends has little tiny baby bibliophiles meeting a big green frog and stripy tiger and playing let’s feed the lamb, the chick, the dog, the pink piggy. Alongside the wipe-clean pages is a

washable nylon bib which can withstand the messiest of highchairs. Bright appealing graphics in bold colours. Suit babies.


Buckingham Story by Malcolm Saville Juliet and Simon are invited to stay with their friend Charles at his parents, near Whitby, but on the very day they arrive, Charles’s father disappears. The three friends set out to solve the mystery of his sudden disappearance, following clues, spending a night on the lonely moors and tracking a wanted man. The second Buckingham Story, first published 1952 and here in facsimile reprinted paperback with original maps. 218pp. £5.99 NOW £2.25


TANNER: An Eclipse Novella by Stephenie Meyer

Fans of the Twilight Saga will be enthralled by this riveting story of Bree Tanner, a character first introduced in Eclipse, and the darker side of the newborn vampire world she inhabits. She can barely remember life before she had uncannily powerful senses, superhuman reflexes and unstoppable physical strength; life before she had a relentless thirst for blood - before she became a vampire. Watch your back, don’t draw attention to yourself and above all, make it home by sunrise or die. An irresistible combination of danger, mystery and romance. 178pp in first edition, 2010. £11.99 NOW £1.50


Press out, cut out activity and colouring book all in one. Measuring approximately 20" x 12", there is a press-out doll on the back page complete with stand, dressed in her underwear. Carefully press her out, assemble the model and next use a pair of safety scissors to cut out the clothes on the centre pages. Remember that each item of clothing has two sides. When all the parts are ready, there are lots of fashions to create. Use your best colouring pens or pencils to complete the pages of colouring, dot-to-dot and puzzle fun. Plenty to do, all in glorious colour large format softback. A unique idea presented only through Bibliophile. Suit ages 4. May have a red cover or a blue cover. ONLY £1.50

68720 MORE ABOUT BOY: Roald Dahl’s Tales from

Childhood by Roald Dahl Here are some funny, some painful and some unpleasant episodes from the last 50 or 60 years of the author’s life which have remained seared on his memory. Following Kindergarten 1922-3 is Llandass Cathedral School (ages seven to

nine), the Bicycle in the Sweet Shop, the Great Mouse Plot, Going to Norway and A Visit to the Doctor, St. Peter’s ages nine to 13 with Writing Home, The Matron, Home Sickness and the Meccano Chariot among other escapades, Repton and Shell ages 13 to 20 with Painful Punishments, Chocolates, Ten Horrid Little Boys and Girls, Faggin’ and That Awful Cold Bath, in the PS there is a Dahl-tastic quiz. Includes school reports and never- before-seen materials, mean old ladies, lots and lots of chocolate. Line art by Quentin Blake. 228pp in large softback. Suit ages 8-12. £10 NOW £4.50

67152 RING-A-RING O’ROSES: Lift-the-Flap by Brita Granström

Eight favourite nursery rhymes including Ring-a-Ring O’Roses, Little Miss Muffet, Old King Cole, Lavender’s Blue, Pussycat, Pussycat Where Have You Been? and Georgie Porgie. Ideal for sharing with young children aged 2 plus who will love joining in the rhymes and calling out the last line of the rhyme as they flip the flap pages. Large print, gorgeous colour illus, large softback. £4.99 NOW £3

66805 ALFRED AND THE PIRATES by Irving Finkel

Alfred Appletree is 14 years old. When he begins a school history project about the reality of the life of seagoing pirates in the 18th century his own life takes a dramatic turn. At night he begins to experience overpowering dreams about the horrors of life aboard a pirate vessel, and before he knows it the pirates have taken over his life. Can a Professor of History and his childhood friend Josephine Jellicoe help him escape their terrifying clutches? Timber-shivering, plank-walking, treasure-burying, cat-lashing, broadside-firing, not-for-the- particularly-squeamish classic for teenagers to adults. 148pp, stoutly bound, pencil drawings. £9.99 NOW £3

24417 GIFT BOX OF BOOKS By special arrangement we have a specially commissioned boxed set of one large dot-to-dot book, one thick colouring book, large size, one small puzzle fun, suitable for car journeys, one junior word search and one


fun pad which for example has a picture of a superboy in the top half of the page, and the aim being to join this top with the bottom half of the opposite page. Five colouring pens in red, yellow, green, blue and black. With British standards quality mark. ONLY £2.50

23998 KNOCK THREE TIMES by Marion St. John Webb

Molly is desperately disappointed when, instead of the longed-for silver bangle, her Aunt Phoebe sends her a small, grey, pumpkin-shaped pincushion for her birthday. But at night, when the full moon shines, the pumpkin turns out to be a magical one. It leads Molly and her twin brother Jack into a strange land and an extraordinary quest which is by turns thrilling, chilling and hair-raising. This eerie tale of high adventure has an enduring appeal to all who love to have their blood deliciously curdled. 160 page paperback. ONLY £2

68679 AUNT DIMITY: VAMPIRE HUNTER by Nancy Atherton

Lori Shepherd’s life could not be happier. There is but one fly in the ointment - her five-year-old twins Will and Rob have started school, and she fears that they will go down with everything from flu to fleas. What they actually do return home with, however, is a great deal worse: a report of a pale, cloaked figure with bloodstained lips, lurking in the nearby wood! Have the boys really had a close encounter with the undead? The hunt leads to Hilltop Farm, where embittered old crone Lizzie Black tells bloodcurdling tales of a family of which Lori was previously unaware, the DuCarals of Aldercot Hall. With a quintessential English rural setting, a host of batty (sorry!), eccentric characters and light-hearted charm. 232pp. $22.95 NOW £3

68389 MARIAH MUNDI: The Midas Box by G.P. Taylor

This gripping children’s thriller features the fresh-out-of- school teenaged Mariah Mundi, facing a new chapter of his life with his first job at the Prince Regent Hotel, an imposing Gothic pile built into the side of a cliff. The job is as assistant to the hotel’s resident stage magician, and while upstairs the hotel is the height of luxury, downstairs, where the magic-show equipment is kept, is a nightmare of green slime-dripping walls and scuttling sea creatures. Not only that, but for reasons best known to heaven-knows-who there is an ancient Egyptian sarcophagus down there too. 369pp. £9.99 NOW £3



There is never a dull moment for Mariah Mundi living in the Prince Regent Hotel. But catastrophe strikes when three eminent visitors spontaneously combust at a hotel party. Just a freak of nature or a cleverly plotted murder? Mariah senses a conspiracy and when his best friend Sacha is kidnapped, he knows that he must find answers, and urgently. Who is the masked man seen prowling in the streets and why is the richest man in the hotel so interested in the hotel? Could the answer lie in the mythical ghost diamonds? Can he prove it was murder? For all lovers of the Harry Potter series, G. P. Taylor will take you right back to a world of fantasy, magic and fun. Suit ages 7-10. 319pp. £9.99 NOW £4.50

68309 DOCTOR WHO: The Time

Traveller’s Almanac by Steve Tribe Here is information on key historical events and past/ future lives, important issues in science, technology and the arts and the stories which have defined each era. Obviously there is everything there is to know about Daleks, Cybermen and the Time Lords themselves, but we learn much more. Here are all his friends, enemies, alien life-forms and visited planets, stars and galaxies with full biographies and there are the Doctor’s bons mots on every subject imaginable. Arranged chronologically and with colour-coded themes, every page has colour stills from the TV series. 192pp. £14.99 NOW £6


68293 DOCTOR WHO: Aliens and Enemies by Justin Richards

Featuring hundreds of colour stills from the show, many of them never before published, here are the creatures from the 1960s to 2008 that Doctors one through ten have crossed swords/screwdrivers/tentacles with. Arranged alphabetically from the Axons (first appeared with Jon Pertwee in 1971) to the Zarbi (William Hartnell, 1965), the Daleks, Cybermen and the Master are naturally covered in depth in their various upgraded forms and incarnations, but here too are many that you may have forgotten, such as the Mentors (Colin Baker, 1986), the Daemons (Jon Pertwee, 1971), the monocular, green haired Scaroth (Tom Baker, 1979) and the “Butcher of Brisbane” himself, Magnus Greel (Tom Baker, 1977). Plus backstage info. 96pp softback. £7.99 NOW £3


by Hans Christian Andersen, Naomi Lewis and Christian Birmingham

Thrillingly, magically, glitteringly, icily, charmingly rendered illustrations by the genius children’s book illustrator Christian Birmingham charm every page of this 1981 text by Naomi Lewis, the distinguished children’s book writer, based on the original timeless classic of this fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875). Part one ‘which tells of the looking-glass and the splinters’ begins ‘Listen now! We are going to begin our story. There was once a wicked imp, a demon, one of the very worst - why he was the devil himself. One day, there he was, laughing his head off. Why? Because he had made a magic mirror with a special power. Collectable Walker Books edition. £14.99 NOW £5.50

68196 MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY by Trenton Lee Stewart

A big hardback book with a cover that really wraps around, this is for young readers aged nine plus who are fans of Roald Dahl. When a peculiar advertisement appears in the newspaper, children everywhere sit a series of mysterious tests hoping to be chosen to take part in a secret mission. In the end just four children succeed - Reynie, Kate, Sticky and Constance. They have three things in common - they are all honest, all remarkably talented and all orphans. They must go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened where the only rule is that there are no rules! Illus. 473pp. £12.99 NOW £4.75

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