Wonderbook has become the definitive guide to writing science fiction and fantasy by offering an accessible, example-rich approach that emphasizes the importance of playfulness as well as pragmatism. It also exploits the visua... read more

Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction

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 Fiction Literature

Reading Level:General Adult

A collection of short stories celebrating Charlotte Bront´┐Ż, published in the year of her bicentenary and stemming from the now immortal words from her great work Jane Eyre.
The twenty-one stories in Reader, I Married Him - one of the most celebrated lines in fi... read more

Reader, I Married Him

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 Fiction Literature

The Complete Works of Shakespeare contains the recognized canon of the bard's plays, and his sonnets and poems. The texts were edited by the late Professor Peter Alexander, making it one of the most authoritative editions, recognized the world over for its clarity and scholarship. Described in the Gua... read more

Collins Complete Works of Shakespeare

First the young schoolboy, gloriously immersed in make-believe in a shabby farmyard; then the budding poet with his thrilling friendships and dreams of fortune. Finally, the neophyte reporter roaming suburban Swansea for momentous material. In ten wonderfully evocative short stories, Dylan Thomas conv... read more

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog

It has been one of those days. You've worked like a Trojan, displaying titanic strength and stoic endurance to overcome the Herculean labours that have faced you in order to meet that deadline. We regularly employ classically-derived expressions in our everyday language, yet many of us have little ... read more

Opening Pandora's Box: Phrases We Borrowed from the Classics and the Stories Behind Them

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 Fiction Literature

A Halloween Treat was published in Family Circle in the late 1980's and hasn't resurfaced since. This is that story's first appearance in book form. In A Halloween Treat, kids and cats go trick or treating, and gather loot that might be tricks--or perhaps the best treat ... read more

A Halloween Treat

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 Fiction Literature

Andrew Motion's new book opens with a sequence of war poems (first published as the pamphlet "Laurels and Donkeys", on Armistice Day 2010), drawing on soldiers' experiences of war from 1914 until today - beginning with a story about Siegfried Sassoon and moving via World W... read more

The Customs House

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 Fiction Literature

Awards:NZ Listener Winner 2012

The new book of essays from Jonathan Franzen, author of Freedom. Jonathan Franzen's 'Freedom' was the runaway most-discussed novel of 2010, an ambitious and searching engagement with life in America in the 21st century. Now, a new collection of Franzen's non-fiction brings fres... read more

Farther Away

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 Fiction Literature

In failing health, Aerlene Ward, an elderly housekeeper in an Oxfordshire manor, feels compelled to confess the incredible secret that has shaped her life: she is the illegitimate daughter of William Shakespeare, England s most famous playwright. But will anyone beli... read more

Mr Shakespeares Bastard

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 Fiction Literature

Old friends and lovers reunite for a weekend in a secluded country home after spending decades apart. They plumb their memories of each other and pass quiet judgments on the life decisions each has made since their youth. This isn't, however, just any old reunion, and their conv... read more

The Weekend

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 Fiction Literature

In a return to the British setting of his much loved novel All Souls, Javier Marias embarks on a remarkable 'novel in parts', set in the murky world of surveillance and espionage. Fever and Spear is the first volume.In it Marias begins to weave a ... read more

Fever and Spear  ( Your Face Tomorrow - Volume 1)

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 Fiction Literature

Reading Level:Near Fine
Awards:Winner of Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best Book - SE Asia and South Pacific 2010.

Shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize. Vela, so red and ugly at birth they called him the Cooked; Vela the lonely admirer of pigs and the connoisseur of feet; Vela the lover of song maker Mulialofa the Boneman. Follow him down through the centuries on his tr... read more

The Adventures of Vela