The story is told by a young 'unknown soldier' in the trenches of Flanders during the First World War. Through his eyes we see all the realities of war; under fire, on patrol, waiting in the trenches, at home on leave, and in hospitals and dressing stations.
"Not the America Translation"
There is not one you. There are many yous. There is not one world. There are many worlds. Ours is one among billions of parallel earths. When Everett Singh’s scientist father is kidnapped from the streets of London, he leaves young Everett a mysterious app on his computer. Suddenly, this teenager has become the owner of the most valuable object in the multiverse-the Infundibulum-the map of all the parallel earths, and there are dark forces in the Ten Known Worlds who will stop at nothing to get it.
"Solid young adult sci-fi adventure"
Is it right to eat a pig that wants to be eaten...? Thought experiments are short scenarios that pose a moral or philosophical problem in a vivid and concrete way. In this book Julian Baggini presents 100 of the most intriguing thought experiments from the history of philosophy and ideas.
John’s trip to India starts badly when he finds himself looking at the sharp end of a knife in a train station cubicle. His life is saved by the enigmatic Rick, who persuades John to abandon his mundane plans for the future for much, much more. Fast forward to the Thai island of Koh Pha-Ngan where they pose as millionaire aristocrats in a hedonistic Eden of beautiful girls, free drugs and wild beach parties. Soon pursued by Thai Mafia, they escape to Indonesia, Australia, and Hong Kong, facing danger at every turn.
When Nat Carver takes home a strange and smelly mutt, his life is changed forever. Woody is the last of his kind, a Wolven, thought only to exist in legend. Then Nat discovers Woody has escaped from a top-secret science project - and some very bad guys want him back....A fast, funny, howlingly hairy adventure featuring a very odd dog, from début author Di Toft.
Collected Poems was first published in 1958 and has sold over two million copies. It has been reprinted numerous times and has absorbed, one by one, the volumes of additional poems that continued to appear regularly until Sir John Betjeman's death. Here for the first time is the audio edition of the Collected Poems.
The man they call 'Britain’s Funniest Milton' stars in his new show Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! co-starring Tom Goodman-Hill (Mr Selfridge), Josie Lawrence (Who’s Line Is It Anyway?), Ben Willbond (Horrible Histories, Yonderland) and Dan Tetsell (Mongrels). Mention Milton Jones to most people and the first thing they think is ‘Help!’. And in this show he has decided to set himself up as a man who can help anyone anywhere - whether they need it or not.
The genius in the mad shirts from Mock the Week stars in his own series costarring Tom Goodman-Hill, Josie Lawrence, Ben Willbond and Dan Tetsell. Mention Milton Jones to most people and the first thing they think is, 'Help!' In this show he has decided to set himself up as a man who can help anyone anywhere - whether they need it or not. Because, in his own words, there's 'no problem too problemy'. So when you're close to the edge, then Milton can give you a push....
Nian is "discovered" as a boy with special powers, and whisked away to be an apprentice in the House of Truth. He immediately resolves to escape - but there's only one way he can think of to get out, and that's to learn to fly.
Eddie, Adam, and David have the same gift. Separated by generations, they are linked by their ability to time travel. Using their dreams, they can appear like ghosts, wherever and whenever they want. The first is the genius who discovers dreamwalking. The second is a Haunter, a dreamterrorist, determined to change history for his own ends. The last is the novice dreamwalker who must battle to save his family, and himself, from oblivion.
Nat Carver and Woody, his hairy shape-shifting friend, have escaped from barking-mad werewolves and scientists - and joined the Twilight Circus of Illusion. But the boys are far from safe.Soon they’re caught up in a terrifying new mission against an evil black widow vampire...The second fabulous story starring Nat and Woody from bestselling author Di Toft.
"Wonderful mix of fantasy and teen angst"
Are You Experienced is a devastatingly funny satire on the whole idea of student travel - particularly the India backpack trail. Dave travels to India with Liz because he thinks he might be able to get her into bed. Liz travels to India with Dave because she wants a companion for her voyage of spiritual discovery. She loves it. He dreams of frosty mornings, pints of lager and restaurants where vegetable curry is only a side-dish....
"Honest and Funny"
On board the moletrain Medes, Sham Yes ap Soorap watches in awe as he witnesses his first moldywarpe hunt. The giant mole bursting from the earth, the harpoonists targeting their prey, the battle resulting in one’s death and the other’s glory are extraordinary. But no matter how spectacular it is, travelling the endless rails of the railsea, Sham can't shake the sense that there is more to life.
Everett Singh has escaped from his enemies with the Infundibulum – the key to all the parallel worlds. But his freedom has come at a price: the loss of his father to one of the billions of parallel universes in the Panopoly. E1 was the first Earth to create the Heisenberg Gate, the means to jump between worlds, but it was quarantined long ago. No one goes in...and nothing comes out. But E1 has something that Everett needs: the means to find his father.
World-hopping, high-action adventure starring a smart boy with computer skills and a tough girl who pilots a blimp. The airship Everness makes a Heisenberg Jump to an alternate Earth unlike any her crew has ever seen. Everett, Sen, and the crew find themselves above a plain that goes on forever in every direction without any horizon. There they find an Alderson Disc, an astronomical megastructure of incredibly strong material reaching from the orbit of Mercury to the orbit of Jupiter.
After accidentally summoning a demon while playing poker, the normally mild-mannered Chesney Anstruther refuses to sell his soul…which leads through various confusions to, well, Hell going on strike. Which means that nothing bad ever happens in the world – and that actually turns out to be a really bad thing. There’s only one thing for it. Satan offers Chesney the ultimate deal – sign the damned contract, and he can have his heart’s desire.
"Funny like a fantasy Red Dwarf"
Freaks: at night they're a Victorian sideshow. But by day they re the most unusual crime fighters ever. Some just laugh and say they re weird. But for London s stolen children they re the only hope. Meet Sheba, the Wolf Girl; Sister Moon, faster than the eye can see; and Monkeyboy, the human stink bomb... An amazing, action-filled adventure from award-winning author Kieran Larwood.
With his supernatural ability to conjure spectacular illusions, Spook Williams knows he is destined for greatness. So when he's kidnapped by a celebrity magician claiming to be his real father, he can't help but be intrigued... Very soon, Spook is living the dream: bathing in a jacuzzi aboard a luxury yacht, rubbing shoulders with billionaires, and spending time with gorgeous magician's assistant, Kamilah.
Chesney’s efforts to 'Save the Day' and 'Win the Girl' make slow progress. This superhero lark is a bit more complicated than he thought. But even as Chesney is trying to learn the ropes, Boss Greeley has made a deal with the Devil. A deal that is making Greeley stronger by the minute. Soon he will be untouchable. Meanwhile Reverend Hardacre digs deeper and finds that not everything in reality is quite what it seems… Now Chesney, the one-time actuary-turned superhero must continue the fight.
In 1961, Derek Leech emerges fully formed from the polluted Thames, destined to found a global media empire. In 1978, three ambitious young men strike a deal with Leech. They are offered wealth, glamour, and success, but a price must be paid. In 1994, Leech's purpose moves to its conclusion, and as the men struggle, they realize to truth of the ultimate price.