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  • Roger Brook adventure No. VIII. Pauline Leclerc: the loveliest, most licentious woman in Paris – and the favorite sister of Napoleon himself.  Roger Brook is back in France – playing a deadly game as Prime Minister Pitt's most daring secret agent. But when he is ordered to console the newly-widowed Pauline he finds that, for once, the calls of duty and passion coincide...
  • A most comprehensive and authorative guide to popular games of skill and chance. From Accordion to Zioncheck, Honeymoon Bridge to Heart Solo, Liverpool Rum to Polish Draughts, there's information and the basic rules of play for over five hundred new and old games. There's a section on casino games such as Roulette, Baccarat, Blackjack and Craps; the complete official laws of Contract and Duplicate Contract Bridge; coverage of Chess, Backgammon and Mah Jongg; variations for Poker, Hearts and other card games; New children's and parlour games and literally hundreds of card, dice, word, pen and pencil and board games for the whole family. A real wealth of  timeless entertainment.
  • Follows The Riftwar Saga. Follows the intrigues and adventures when a group of powerful nobles attempt to overthrow the Empress of Kesh, causing bitter division in the Court.  In the midst of the conflict are the princes of Kondor, Erlund and Boric. Boric makes a desperate journey back to the Court to warn of the traitors' plans, which - if they were to succeed - start a war that would tear the Empire apart.
  • The clients of the Skeldale House vet. practice vary from dour farmers who expect miracles for nothing, those grateful for any little service and for James Herriot, the real five star owners and patients like Mrs. Pumphrey and Tricki Woo. Here are animal characters from cart horses to kittens; a dog whose staple diet is fish and chips, a cat who presides over his master's business and cows and ewes with complicated calvings and lambings. Siegfried and James are compelled to take on assistants, one of whom - Calum Buchanan - has a larger than life personality  with a magical touch, and a menagerie of his own that includes badgers, dogs, owls and foxcubs who take up residence in the kitchen. James' wife Helen is there, steering him through the often comic crises with serene practicality, as well as his children Jimmy and Rosie, both determined to follow in their father's footsteps.  A book for anyone who loves animals and laughter. Illustrated by Victor Ambrus.

  • World War II, the most massive and appalling military conflagration in history began on September 1, 1939 when Hitler's troops invaded Poland and from there, it spread inexorably in all directions. On December 7 1941, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbour, thus bringing the huge American armies into the picture and the Pacific was ablaze as Japan and America fought a devastating island-hopping war across the ocean. As well as swallowing millions of lives, the demands of the military machine gave rise to the atom bomb and the computer; the British Empire was dying but the Commonwealth was heralded; the war made Churchill and  the 'spiv'; it created rationing and the Welfare State; it slaughtered 6,000,000 Jews, broke marriages and laid waste to the European economy.  This is a graphic account of the fateful years that changed the world forever. Illustrated with black and white photos.

  • Everyone on Earth for a million years or more had known the great death stars were coming, that the Great World was doomed. One by one they would crash terribly down from the skies, falling without mercy for thousands of years, bringing fire, death, darkness, dust and smoke: an endless winter of sorrows.  Each of the people of Earth addressed its fate in its own fashion.  The vegetals and sapphire-eyes knew they would not survive and they made their preparations accordingly.  The mechanicals knew they could survive if they cared to, but they did not care to. The sea-lords understood that their day was done and they accepted that.  The hjjk-folk expected to emerge unharmed, and set about making certain of that.  And the humans, little groups of them, took refuge underground in cocoons to await the end of the cataclysm.  When that day came, groups like that led by Koshar emerged to find and very new and different world.  There were remnants of Earth's former greatness as well s many dangers - old perils and new threats. Cover art by Nicholas Rodgers.
  • Christopher Snow is athletic, handsome enough, intelligent romantic and funny.  But he's whole life has been affected by xeroderma pigmentosum, a rare genetic disorder that means his skin and eyes cannot be exposed to sunlight.  Like all Xpers, Chris lives at night - and has never ventured beyond his home town of Moonlight Bay, a picturesque, beautiful and strangely haunting place.  He knows it as no-one else can know it, is intimate with its shadows and dark hours.  Despite the limitations imposed on him by nature, Chris is determined to lead the fullest life possible and with the help of family and friends, he's largely succeeded. But for Chris and all the inhabitants of Moonlight Bay, a terrible change of catastrophic proportions is about to happen.
  • Higham alleges that "Errol Flyn could have been tried for treason. The world-famous star could have ended his life on a hangman's noose." Dramatic? Definitely.  He also alleges that he has seen documents, now declassified and therefore available to the public, that prove the star of Robin Hood, They Died With Their Boots On, Captain Blood and many other films was in fact a spy for the Gestapo, working together with Dr. Hermann Erben, leading SS man, and that the film industry was involved in the cover up.  And yet more - Higham also claims Flynn the Infamous Womaniser also had affairs with Howard Hughes, fellow heart throb actor Tyrone Power and Truman Capote. Manslaughter, drug running and gold smuggling are also alleged.  The declassified documents that Higham claims are not reproduced in this book - only listed.
  • The War of the Worlds: When an army of invading Martians lands in England, panic and terror seize the population. As the aliens traverse the country in huge three-legged machines, incinerating all in their path with a heat ray and spreading noxious toxic gases, the people of the Earth must come to terms with the prospect of the end of human civilization and the beginning of Martian rule. The monsters patrol the streets, heat rays destroy everything and everyone, horror and chaos are everywhere.  Originally published in 1898. The Invisible Man: A chemistry student becomes obsessed with the idea of invisibility, an obsession which ends in the creation of a serum, disaster, tragedy and ultimately, insanity.  Originally published in 1897.