Captain John Staple’s exploits in the Peninsula had earned him the sobriquet Crazy Jack amongst his fellows in the Dragoon Guards. Now home from Waterloo, life in peacetime is rather dull for the adventure-loving Captain. But when he finds himself lost at an unmanned toll-house in the Pennines, his soldiering days suddenly pale away beside an adventure - and romance - of a lifetime.
"Great book - reader only OK"
The rich are very different from you and me. Blessed by great wealth, they can get what they want, even what they shouldn’t have. Cursed by great wealth, they become the targets of others who will risk everything to become affluent. Nelson DeMille introduces twenty original tales by today’s most elite mystery writers who explore the life (and death) styles of the rich and infamous.
"Need To Name Authors"
First Thrills will include never-before-published stories by New York Times best-selling authors including Lee Child, Stephen Coonts, Jeffery Deaver, Heather Graham, Joan Johnston, John Lescroart, Alex Kava and Deb Carlin, Michael Palmer (with Daniel James Palmer), Karin Slaughter, and Wendi Corsi Staub.
"A Good Anthology"
Fizzlebert Stump lives in a circus. His mum's a clown, his best friend is a bearded boy, and he sticks his head in a lion's mouth every night. Other than that, he's pretty normal. When Fish the sea lion goes missing Fizzlebert tracks down the runaway beast to the Aquarium, with its piratical owner Admiral Spratt-Haddock, invisible octopus, and colour-coded fish. But the Aquarium has problems of its own. Fish (not Fish the sea lion, fish. Keep up.) are going missing, and the Admiral blames the circus.
Fizzlebert Stump's second adventure. The bearded Barboozul family are the new stars of Fizz's circus. Their act is full of magic, mystery, fear and fun. And it's nice to have another boy around, even if he is a bit... hairy round the chin. But then things start going wrong. The lion loses his dentures. The clowns lose their noses. The Ringmaster loses his temper. And the circus is about to lose its licence. Is the bearded boy to blame? Can Fizz save the day?
Responding to an advert apparently worded for him alone, Captain Mike Yates (retired) is reunited with a ghost from the past. But why has the Doctor, that mysterious traveller in Time and Space, sent for his former UNIT acquaintance? Trapped by a horde of vicious creatures in an apparently innocuous English country cottage, the two old friends are on the brink of an enormous adventure.
"Charming? Yes. Doctor Who? Maybe."
Fizzlebert Stump lives in a travelling circus. But although he gets to hang around with acrobats, play the fool with clowns, and put his head in a lion's mouth every night, he's the only kid there - and he's bored. But then Fizz decides to join a library, and life suddenly gets a lot more exciting, when a simple library card application leads to him being kidnapped by a pair of crazed pensioners! Will he ever see the circus again?
A great debut . . . you'll be itching to read more.' Anthony Horowitz Meet Itch - an accidental, accident-prone hero. Science is his weapon. Elements are his gadgets. This is Alex Rider with Geek-Power! Itchingham Lofte - known as Itch - is fourteen, and loves science - especially chemistry. He's also an element-hunter: he's decided to collect all the elements in the periodic table.
'This is it! Batwing Castle. And the treasure can only be found every ten years or so, when the full moon falls on Friday the thirteenth', he said softly. 'That's tonight.' Molly and Wilkins T. Wilkins are both after the riches, but can they escape being caught for ever in a treasure-trap? A funny, scary story about treasure-hunters, vampires and ghosts, from best-selling author Terry Deary.
An invitation to train at B.A.S.E. Camp, the British Academy of Sporting Excellence, is every young athlete's dream. But what is really going on behind the scenes? Who is the mystery runner that appears out of nowhere? And where does the lake tunnel lead to, with its secret entrance beneath the statue of Olympic champion, Taffy Jones? Are the boys brave enough to find out the answers to these questions, and more?
Old Mother Goose may know the nursery rhymes, but it's Daddy Goose who knows the stories behind them. This is a funny, affectionate collection of stories, revealing who put Humpty together again, why the cow jumped over the moon, and more.
These candid interviews with women from Albania, Brazil, Israel, Mali, South Africa, and other countries cover every aspect of women's lives in our increasingly crowded world. Each woman in this program shares her feelings on family, children, money, love, sex, marriage, and other topics.
"short stories of women"
You’ll never guess what Mr Butternut said at school today: ‘This is your first day with me and I can see that there is something amazing about you… all of you are hiding a big secret.’ And do you know what it is? We are all superheroes! Then we had to choose our superhero names. I’m Caspar the Cartoon Kid, my best friend’s Big Feet Pete and moaning Noella Niblet - she’s the Incredible Sulk!
When Jamie moves to Dinosaur Cove with his father, he's looking forward to doing some fossil hunting on the beach. But when he and his friend Tom discover a forgotten cave with fossilised dinosaur footprints, it takes them to another world… a world of dinosaurs!
When Jamie and Tom discover the secret of Dinosaur Cove a whole world of adventure awaits them. There are dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes: some are friendly, but others are ferocious and hungry! In Attack of the Lizard King, Jamie and Tom encounter an enormous T-Rex who’s got his eye on the boys, while in Charge of the Three-horned Monster, a herd of triceratops heads their way so they have to hitch a ride on a dino to avoid getting squashed!
On my 13th birthday, my life changed for ever. That’s when I learned the shocking truth: I’m a half-vampire.Think that sounds cool? Think again! I’ve been attacked by an evil vampire bat, had huge cravings for my best friend’s blood, and nearly died from eating a pizza (half-vampires aren’t great with garlic). Writing my secret blog is the only thing that’s kept me from going completely crazy. As if life couldn’t get any more complicated, there have been some vicious attacks in the local woods. Vampire-mad Tallulah (definitely not my girlfriend) thinks a super-vampire is behind them....
Life has never been more complicated for 13-year-old Marcus. It's not easy trying to hide your secret identity as a half-vampire, avoid garlic, and work up the courage to ask out vampire-crazy Tallulah. Plus, Marcus's parents are still convinced his special power is going to arrive any day now, and Marcus is totally feeling the pressure. As if that wasn't bad enough, a seriously creepy Winter Fair has arrived in town - and a number of terrifying attacks have started happening. All Marcus wants is an easy life. But now it's up to him to save the day.
Petty's been kidnapped! Josh and Danny have already broken into her secret lab looking for her, and now they're going to brave all her anti-intruder traps and break into her house. There's no sign of Petty, but there is a very interesting little box…containing the best SWITCH spray ever.
Unable to resist the temptation, the twins head to the park to try out alligator SWITCH spray. But before they make it to the river, they're roped into being in the audience of a touring chat show, with some VERY interesting guests...
Josh and Danny are in bug trouble when their next-door neighbour Petty Potts, a mad scientist with a beastly serum, squirts them with her S.W.I.T.C.H. spray!In 'Spider Stampede', the twins find themselves with eight legs and the ability to shoot webbing out of their bums, while in 'Fly Frenzy' the boys end up with wings, 360 degree vision, and a strange attraction to dog poo!
Marcus was convinced that vampires didn’t exist. He was very wrong... On his thirteenth birthday, Marcus Howlett is faced with a bombshell. His parents are half-vampire. And, although he hates the thought of it, he is about to become one too. But, as he secretly blogs about the horrors of his new fangs, bad breath and cravings for blood, Marcus is unaware that his life is in serious danger...