Hardback with dust jacket in excellent condition

//Hardback with dust jacket in excellent condition
  • Never before had royal authority been so fundamentally challenged.  Eight centuries later, 63 clauses of the original Magna Carta are still in use.  But this is not a dry treatise of this well-covered historical event:  it is also what it was like to live in that momentous year. Fashion, food, religion, sex, education and medicine...Spectacles were invented...windmills were erected...Oxford became the first university and cathedrals of Lincoln and Salisbury were built. Full of rich detail, from great matters of state to everyday domestic life.
  • Patterson's first in the series of the Women's Murder Club.  AS the only woman homicide detective in San Francisco, Lindsay Boxer has to be tough.  But the honeymoon murders throws her.  A brutal maniac is on a spree, slaughtering newly-weds.  Her determination to bring the killer to justice is threatened by a personal tragedy, so she turns to Claire, a coroner, Cindy, a journalist and Jill, an attorney for help in both crises: and the Women's Murder Club is born.
  • Lindsay Boxer, San Francisco's only woman homicide detective, is ready to reconvene the Women's Murder Club when a little girl is shot outside a church.  They start to track a mystifying killer - one who quickly turns his pursuers into victims.  Further murders lead them to suspect the killer is an ex-cop, but nothing will prepare them for the demented logic behind the killer's choice of victims.
  • The final instalment of the adventures that began with Mortal Engines. It's six months after the tumultuous adventures on Brighton and Wren Natsworthy and her father Tom have taken to the skies in their airship, the Jenny Haniver. Wren is loving life as an aviatrix but Tom is troubled by Hester's disappearance and the old wound caused by Pennyroyal's bullet.  Then a fluke encounter with a familiar face sets him thinking about the ruins of London and the possibility of going back. Meanwhile, the fragile truce between the Green Storm and the Traction Cities splinters and hostilities break out again. Events are set on a collision course as things end where they began, with London.
  • Ruth Park's life was rich in experience and achievement. Writing was at the core of her being and her work continues to delight new readers. A Fence Around The Cuckoo is a passionate and often funny of the people and places of her early years. An isolated childhood in the rainforests of New Zealand and the bitter years of the Depression exposed her to poverty and injustice before she entered the world of journalism, her marriage to D'Arcy Niland and a new life in Sydney. Fishing In The Styx is a candid portrait of this marriage and industrious literary partnership, but most of all a  heartfelt account of a writing life.

  • When a noted anthropologist arrives at an ancient Anasazi Indian ruin to dig for clay pots, she's angry to find that the pre-Navajo burial site has been despoiled - then she is terrified at what looms out of the darkness. Weeks later, Lt. Joe Leaphorn, investigating a report to the Navajo Tribal Police that the anthropologist has been stealing precious artifacts, discovers that she's also been reported missing. The case turns sinister when Officer Jim Chee, on a routine search for missing excavation equipment, finds more than  he expected near a similar dig.   Leaphorn and Chee join forces to unearth the past and solve a bizarre and mystifying series of murders that seem to have only one thing in common - the beautiful and valuable Anasazi pots.

  • Rhodry and his new dragon ally, Arzosah, have joined forces with the dwarven axemen and are rushing to the aid of the besieged town of Cengarn. Within the town walls, the Princess Carra and her unborn child are under the protection of the sorcerers Jill and Dallandra, who eagerly await the arrival of their allies. But food supplies are running low and their chances look bleak. And as time grows shorter, the surrounding Horsekin army, under the instruction of the goddess Alshandra, are preparing to end the siege once and for all.  Only the destruction of Alshandra will ensure peace between Horsekin and humans, a seemingly impossible task. Cover art by Geoff Taylor.

  • After making  a brilliant impact at the RSC in the 1960s, Ian Holm consolidated his reputation with work for Harold Pinter then turned to film, appearing in cult/popular classics such as Alien, Chariots of Fire, The Fifth Element and Lord Of The Rings. His varied career has seen him play an android, Napoleon, King Lear, Hercule Poirot, Lewis Carroll, a hobbit and much more.  Large Print edition.
  • When Agatha Christie died in 1976, aged 85, she had become the world's most popular author. With sales of 2 billion copies world wide, she had achieved more than one book every year for fifty years. It was even claimed that she must have had a photographic memory. Was this true, or was there a more mundane explanation? Following the death of Agatha's daughter Rosalind in 2004, seventy-three of Agatha's notebooks were found at the family home of Greenway. Archivist John Curran began deciphering Agatha's unmistakeable and difficult to read handwriting and found a bigger treasure trove than he first imagined. There are alternative plots, titles and characters; deleted scenes; outlines for books she didn't get to write - and two complete unpublished Hercule Poirot novels:  The Incident of The Dog's Ball and the thirteenth Labour of Hercules, both included in this volume.  A must for any Christie buff.