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Questions to Ask a Breeder: 1. What kind of job is this, growing dogs? 2. Are these dogs nice? I mean of course they are. But if not, is this refundable? 3. Is this a stable business? Do you make a decent living? 4. Does the insurance kill you or is it okay? 5. Dogs are animals ? does this mean you qualify for some kind of Fe... read more

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Monsieur Le Comte de St Cucuface, a charismatic aristocrat fallen on hard times, slums his way around postwar France in elegant style, trading on his name and his exquisite manners. After a chance encounter on a train, he convinces a wide-eyed Ludwig Bemelmans to adopt the identity of an imaginary German prince and join him i... read more

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Following her highly successful Book Addict's Treasury, compiled with Lynda Murphy, Julie Rugg returns with a second anthology of literary extracts, quotations and bon mots concerning every aspect of bookish behaviour: reading, buying. borrowing, recommending, hunting, even defacing. This anthology includes diaries, memoirs, ... read more

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Alison Jackson presents a humorous folio of photographs to reveal all about the royal wedding between Kate and Wills, the most anticipated nuptials to come out of Britain since Charles and Diana, providing a glimpse into all the events we have imagined but never thought we would see.

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Thirty years ago, men were resourceful, practical and dependable, but not any more. Today we have lost the once familiar skills all men had - the skills to build things, make things and mend things. In MAN LAB, James May leads a team of today's lost male souls on the slight muddy but invigorating path to enlightenment.

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Matt Granfield is a bit of a hipster. He's got the fixed gear bike, he's got the black rimmed spectacles, he wears skinny jeans. He's even been known to read the odd paperback classic and carry a tote bag. But who wants to be a bit of a Hipster when you could be the Ultimate Hipster? The King of ALL Hipsters everywhere. And s... read more

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More than a book, this is a bona fide publishing event. The largest-ever collection of "New Yorker" cartoons features the best of every decade in book form, plus two easy-to-browse CDs--Windows and Macintosh compatible--with every cartoon ever published in the magazine--more than 68,000 of them! Since its founding in the 1920... read more

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Learn the importance of routine from Gertrude Fjord-Mettod, how to Have It All from Queen Victoria (mother of seventeen and Empress of India), how to tell which twin is the Good One and which the Evil, how to turn a Bad Seed into a Good Egg, how to take your charge from Infancy to Infantry (3-21), and of course all about the ... read more

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"The sad thing is, I like it" - Maurice Sendak "The perfect gift to give a child or grandchild for their high school or college graduation.Also Father's Day.Also, other times." - Stephen Colbert

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From the vast repertoire created by Michael Leunig since 1965 comes this inspired selection of his most universal and timeless pieces. Such is his prophetic insight that many of them are more relevant today - and funnier and more ironic - than when they were first published. This beautiful, colour-filled hardback includes som... read more

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Before Jess was the new girl, there was Nick, Winston, Schmidt . . . and The Douchebag Jar. Originally devised to do nothing more than alter Schmidt's wardrobe, hairstyle, and personality, the Douchebag Jar has become an apartment-wide phenomenon, forever changing the way douche-like behavior is viewed, policed, and penalized... read more

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When Ceri Levy asked Ralph Steadman to produce one piece of art representing an extinct bird for a recent exhibition, Ghosts of Gone Birds, Ralph said 'yes'. Then 'yes' again ...and again ...and again. An astonishing 100 paintings later, Extinct Boids was born. Ralph got carried away by the birds, taking Ceri with him ...this... read more

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This new collection of vintage-with-a-twist work by Anne Taintor offers up a fresh serving of Anne's signature hilarious commentary on the joys, challenges, and cocktail hours of motherhood. From the fundamentals (WOW! I get to give birth AND change diapers!) to putting food on the table (you see them as pies . . . I see them... read more

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How old is the oldest chat-up line between men? Who was the first lesbian? Were ancient Greek men who had sex together necessarily gay? And what did Shakespeare think about cross-dressing? "A Little Gay History" takes objects ranging from Ancient Egyptian papyri and the erotic scenes on the Roman Warren Cup to images by moder... read more

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Author: Peter Lamborn Wilson
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 Gifts & Humour

Series:Art & Imagination

This new and completely redesigned edition is a dazzling display of angels in art, folklore, literature and scripture, around the world and through the ages. Peter Lamborn Wilson explains how philosophers, mystics and artists have envisioned the messengers of the gods since ancient times: their appearance, work, nature and su... read more

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Award-winning Dublin-based portrait photographer Mark Nixon has created a wonderful, whimsical and nostalgic collection of images of individual stuffed animals that have been lovingly abused from years of play. "The well-worn toys show battle scars of being the prized possessions of children and cherished companions that have... read more

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Cozy Classics is the popular board book series that distils great works of literature into 12 child-friendly words. Accompanied by 12 stunning images of needle-felted characters, the cuteness and visual simplicity of the felted illustrations will appeal to children, while their craftsmanship will appeal to adults. Oliver Twis... read more

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'When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford,' said Samuel Johnson in 1777. Since then the capital has been characterised variously as a 'riddle', a 'cesspool' and a 'modern Babylon', and both Londoners and visitors alike have continued to share their candid views of a g... read more

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The vibrant story of America's great metropolis, told through 101 distinctive objects that span the history of New York, all reproduced in luscious, full color. A wooden water barrel and an elevator brake. A Checker taxicab and a conductor's baton. An oyster and a mastodon tusk. Inspired by "A History of the World in 100 Obje... read more

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