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Gifts & Humour

Novelist, comics writer, scriptwriter, poet, occasional artist - a master of several genres and inadvertent leader of many cults - there are few creative avenues Neil Gaiman hasn't ventured down. From unforgettable books like The Ocean at the End of the Lane and American Gods to ground-breaking comics and graphic novels like ... read more

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What is New York in the eyes of artists? This engaging book from the Metropolitan Museum of Art offers myriad answers to that question, pairing selected works in the museum's collection with simple, concise observations. The Flatiron Building is shape; the Empire State Building is line. Washington Square Park is joyous; Times... read more

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The adored children's classic Goodnight Moon gets a classic lit makeover in this charming parody of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice novel. All of Austen's much-loved characters are at the Netherfield Ball. In the great ballroom, there was a country dance, and a well-played tune, and Elizabeth Bennett; and Mr. Darcy surprise... read more

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'Here's something I know to be true, although it's a little corny, and I don't quite know what to do with it: What I regret most in my life are failures of kindness'
Three months after George Saunders gave a convocation address at Syracuse University, a transcript of that speech was posted on the website of The New York... read more

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This is the one Baby Book new dads will actually want to read because: * It only has 498 words * It mentions sore nipples, but doesn't dwell on them * It shows you what to do if your tiddler throws a hairdryer into the bath * It knows that you really love your kid, even though you NEED to stop talking about organic carrots, c... read more

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Author: Smits Helmut
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 Gifts & Humour

Series:OMP

Helmut Smits is a constant observer. His work, which moves across widely varying

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Real-world leadership is very different from all that the media would have us believe. Forget the dashing swashbuckler leaping in to save the day, effective leadership is typically understated. It is the myriad small things that make the big things possible. In "Do Lead" Les McKeown demolishes the myths that have paralysed l... read more

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Drink London is a guide to the 100 finest bars and pubs in the city. From rooftop cocktail lounges to low-beamed old inns, from underground speakeasies to the coolest craft beer bars, here is an authoritative yet lively guide to the capital's thriving drinking scene. Every bar and pub featured is unique, and this book will il... read more

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Why do smart, attractive women stay with men who treat them badly? Why do women who date musicians always end up with a broken heart and a huge bar tab to pay off? And why do surgeons have the worst chat-up lines? Intrepid authors Rikki Markson and Jayde Kelly decided to test the theory that you can tell a lot about a man by ... read more

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A humorous "guide to life" for grown-ups! One day, Diane Muldrow, a longtime editor of the iconic Little Golden Books, realized that, despite their whimsical appearance, there was hardly a real-life situation that hadn't been covered in the more than 70-year-old line of children's books--from managing money, to the importance... read more

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Author: Joana Eliot
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 Gifts & Humour

Series:Infographic Guides

100 stunning, ingenious and absorbing infographics all about literature, featuring your favourite books and authors! Infographic Guide to Literature presents unique, witty and surprising facts about literature, from Shakespeare and Austen to Nabakov and Orwell, to George R. R. Martin and E. L. James. Fascinating stats and all... read more

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A fabulous collection for the comic fan!

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Undeniably epic in scale, Tolstoy's masterpiece has intimidated readers since it was published in 1869--until now. This deluxe mini edition makes this massive yet masterful work accessible to readers, who can get to know the greatest novel ever written in just one sitting. It includes comprehensive summaries of each book of W... read more

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The world's most beloved beagle shares his philosophy on life in this beautifully produced gift book for all generations. In his inimitable style, Snoopy spends his days extolling the virtues of dancing, hanging out with his best bird friend Woodstock, pursuing a full supper dish and giving his owner - our favourite lovable l... read more

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Our favourite cartoon cynic shares her lessons on life in this beautifully produced gift book for all generations. In her inimitable style, Lucy spends her days teasing Charlie Brown, offering up psychiatric advice, giving her little brother Linus a hard time and relentlessly pursuing her beloved piano player, Schroeder. For ... read more

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Author: Louis Eguaras
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 Gifts & Humour

Series:101 Things I Learned

Louis Eguaras, a renowned chef at the Le Cordon Bleu Program at the California School of Culinary Arts, provides readers with a terrific overview of what is truly involved in the preparation, cooking, and presentation of meals. He also provides invaluable insights into just what is involved in making this one's chosen profess... read more

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This innovative and wildly funny read-aloud will be the Must Have book of the season. You might think a book with no pictures seems boring and serious. Except...here's how books work. Everything written on the page has to be said by the person reading it aloud. Even if the words say...BLORK. Or BLUURF. Even if the words are a... read more

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Finally, the book that your coffee table has been waiting for: the once-in-a-lifetime (so far) collection of the greatest covers from the Onion's Sunday Magazine. Carefully selected by a team of high-ranking Onion editors, these full-colour replicas of more than 200 covers represent the pinnacle of insight from the most respe... read more

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From dragons and wyverns to vampires, werewolves and mischievous gremlins, pixies and fairies, Breverton's Phantasmagoria is a unique compendium of over 250 mythical animals. Prepare to revisit familiar myths, such as vampires, werewolves and the Loch Ness Monster, the Minotaur and Medusa from Greek legend, and Biblical beast... read more

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What is What?
Could it be that noted author Mark Kurlansky has written a very short, terrifically witty, deeply thought-provoking book entirely in the form of questions? A book that draws on philosophy, religion, literature, policy - indeed, all of civilization - to ask what may well be the twenty most important que... read more

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