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The Incredible Hotel

The Incredible Hotel

Author: Kate Davies, Isabelle Follath Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2020

A stunning, nostalgic picture book about a beautiful hotel and the people who stay, live and work there. Perfect for children 4+. If you ever go to the great city of Delaunay, take a left at the Duchess's palace and cross the Bridge of Spires, and here you will find The Incredible Hotel. Everything runs like clockwork, thanks to Stefan the kitchen porter, who brews the coffee every morning, and dreams of being a chef. Until the morning of the Grand Ball, when a fire starts in the kitchen just as the Duchess of Delaunay arrives... can Stefan save the day? With a style that evokes Wes Anderson-esque imaginary worlds, this is a timeless tale to read again and again from the award winning illustrator of 'JOY'. Each time you read it you will notice new details - look out for the cat and mouse hiding on every page, who have their own little story to tell!

The Crims #3: The Crims at Sea

The Crims #3: The Crims at Sea

Author: Kate Davies Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/12/2019

The hapless Crim family sets sail on their final adventure in the zaniest installment of the Crims series, perfect for fans of Lemony Snicket and Caroline Carlson! Imogen Crim has been terribly bored since she returned to Blandington. So when her nemesis-turned-best friend Ava Kruk offers to swing by the Crims' dreadful beach vacation in Dullport and rescue her in her stolen submarine, Imogen quickly agrees. A real heist with a real villain-this is the excitement Imogen has been looking for. But before Imogen and Ava can accomplish their mission, the entire Crim family catches up to them, dressed in their pirate-y finest. And what starts as an innocent (well, for a boat full of criminals) quest for buried treasure is about to become a stand-off with an up-and-coming super villain called The Gull. If Imogen has any hope of saving her family from his claws-and returning to her vacation-she'll have to trust a Kruk with her life.

The Crims #2: Down with the Crims!

The Crims #2: Down with the Crims!

Author: Kate Davies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/12/2019

The crime-loving Crims are back in the second installment of this hilarious trilogy, perfect for fans of Lemony Snicket and Pseudonymous Bosch! Imogen Crim has moved back home with her family and resumed her commitment to crime. But coming back to Blandington isn't quite so easy. Between Big Nana's crime theory assignments, regular schoolwork, and keeping up with her new archenemy Ava Gud, Imogen can't find a spare moment to participate in the family's new Crime Directive. And the Crims have even been bumped from the top spot on Blandington's Most Wanted list! Oh, the injustice! Then various Crims start disappearing without a trace, and Big Nana is convinced that the Kruk family is behind the kidnappings. Imogen will need to use all her shadiest and shiftiest skills if she's ever to see her family again...

In at the Deep End

In at the Deep End

Author: Kate Davies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2019

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOLLINGER EVERYMAN WODEHOUSE PRIZE 2019 'Fleabag-level dirty jokes, Eleanor Oliphant-levels of empathy' Grazia 'Fresh and funny' Guardian 'Brilliant' Stylist 'Every woman should own a copy of this book' Erin Kelly 'I love this book!' Josie Long Until recently, Julia hadn't had sex in three years. But now: * a one-night stand is accusing her of breaking his penis; * a sexually confident lesbian is making eyes at her over confrontational modern art; * and she's wondering whether trimming her pubes makes her a bad feminist. Julia's about to learn that she's been looking for love - and satisfaction - in all the wrong places... 'Frank, funny and fabulously filthy' (Erin Kelly), In at the Deep End is a warm, brilliantly observed debut from a major new talent. #ImInAtTheDeepEnd

In at the Deep End

In at the Deep End

Author: Kate Davies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2019

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOLLINGER EVERYMAN WODEHOUSE PRIZE 2019 'Fleabag-level dirty jokes, Eleanor Oliphant-levels of empathy' Grazia 'Fresh and funny' Guardian 'Brilliant' Stylist 'Every woman should own a copy of this book' Erin Kelly 'I love this book!' Josie Long Until recently, Julia hadn't had sex in three years. But now: * a one-night stand is accusing her of breaking his penis; * a sexually confident lesbian is making eyes at her over confrontational modern art; * and she's wondering whether trimming her pubes makes her a bad feminist. Julia's about to learn that she's been looking for love - and satisfaction - in all the wrong places... Frank, filthy and very, very funny, In at the Deep End is a brilliant debut from a major new talent. #ImInAtTheDeepEnd

In at the Deep End

In at the Deep End

Author: Kate Davies Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/02/2019

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOLLINGER EVERYMAN WODEHOUSE PRIZE 2019 'Fleabag-level dirty jokes, Eleanor Oliphant-levels of empathy' Grazia 'Fresh and funny' Guardian 'Brilliant' Stylist 'Every woman should own a copy of this book' Erin Kelly 'I love this book!' Josie Long Until recently, Julia hadn't had sex in three years. But now: * a one-night stand is accusing her of breaking his penis; * a sexually confident lesbian is making eyes at her over confrontational modern art; * and she's wondering whether trimming her pubes makes her a bad feminist. Julia's about to learn that she's been looking for love - and satisfaction - in all the wrong places... Frank, filthy and very, very funny, In at the Deep End is a brilliant debut from a major new talent. #ImInAtTheDeepEnd

The Crims #2: Down with the Crims!

The Crims #2: Down with the Crims!

Author: Kate Davies Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/12/2018

The crime-loving Crims are back in the second installment of this hilarious trilogy, perfect for fans of Lemony Snicket and Pseudonymous Bosch! Imogen Crim has moved back home with her family and resumed her commitment to crime. But coming back to Blandington isn't quite so easy. Between Big Nana's crime theory assignments, regular schoolwork, and keeping up with her new archenemy Ava Gud, Imogen can't find a spare moment to participate in the family's new Crime Directive. And the Crims have even been bumped from the top spot on Blandington's Most Wanted list! Oh, the injustice! Then various Crims start disappearing without a trace, and Big Nana is convinced that the Kruk family is behind the kidnappings. Imogen will need to use all her shadiest and shiftiest skills if she's ever to see her family again...

The Crims

The Crims

Author: Kate Davies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/12/2018

The Addams Family meets Despicable Me in the first book of this new trilogy, perfect for fans of Lemony Snicket and Pseudonymous Bosch! The Crim family is full of notorious criminals. Notoriously inept, that is. Uncle Knuckles once tried to steal a carnival. Great-Uncle Bernard held himself hostage by accident. Aunt Drusilla died slipping on a banana peel. But Imogen is different. She was born with a skill for scandal. A knack for the nefarious. A mastery of misdemeanors. Despite her natural talent for all things unlawful, Imogen got out of the family business years ago. But when the rest of the Crims are accused of pulling off a major heist-which seems doubtful, to say the least-Imogen is forced to step in to clear their names. Because only a truly skilled criminal can prove the bumbling family's innocence....

Illuminatlas

Illuminatlas

Author: Kate Davies Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/09/2018

Set off on a journey around the world like no other! Use your three-colour lens to explore the continents: use your green lens to see the landscape, the red lens to see plants and animals, and the blue lens to see cultural highlights and famous buildings. Packed with facts and stunning illustrations, this is an inspirational atlas from Milan-based design duo Carnovsky, and follow up to the internationally best-selling Illuminature. With every illustration containing three separate layers to pore over, this book will reward rereading again and again, providing hours of independent entertainment and education for young readers.

Treasure Hunt House

Treasure Hunt House

Author: Kate Davies Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/07/2018

Two children receive an invitation from their Great-Aunt Martha to visit her incredible house and she sets them a treasure hunt to solve as they explore the rooms. Join the children on their treasure hunt around the great house, lifting more than 50 flaps and solving riddles on every page, whilst learning about famous historical and cultural objects as you go. Find out about instruments in the music room, the history of jeans in the bedroom, see a velociraptor skeleton in the Cabinet of Curiosities and Shakespeare's plays in the library. This magical book is a treasure hunt through the house of every child's dreams that will inspire a love of history. Ideal for anyone who loves exploring houses or playing with doll's houses.

The Girl Who Forgets How To Walk

The Girl Who Forgets How To Walk

Author: Kate Davies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/06/2018

We never speak of it, but here we know the land can't be trusted The debut book from Cumbrian poet Kate Davis tells a personal narrative of the contraction of polio as a young girl, her subsequent disability and slow rehabilitation. A book of things known and not known, of untrustworthy ground and unsteady bodies, The Girl Who Forgets How to Walk finds comfort in the ancient limestone of her home county as she teaches herself to move again along its hills and coastlines. Inspiring, funny and deeply personal, with this book Davis creates her own map to navigate the wild landscape, demonstrating a unique connection to the earth beneath us.

Intrinsic Hope

Intrinsic Hope

Author: Kate Davies, Vicki Robin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2018

A different kind of hope for living in these turbulent times Climate disruption. Growing social inequality. Pollution. We are living in an era of unprecedented crises, resulting in widespread feelings of fear, despair, and grief. Now, more than ever, maintaining hope for the future is a monumental task. Intrinsic Hope offers a powerful antidote to these feelings. It shows how conventional ideas of hope are rooted in the belief that life will conform to our wishes and how this leads to disappointment, despair, and a dismal view of the future. As an alternative, it offers intrinsic hope, a powerful, liberating, and positive approach to life based on having a deep trust in whatever happens. The author, a hopeful survivor, shows how to cultivate intrinsic hope through practical tips and six mindful habits for living a positive, courageous life in these troubled times. Whether working directly on ecological or social issues or worried about children and grandchildren, this book is for everyone concerned about the future and looking for a deeper source of hope for a better world.

Princess & the Pea

Princess & the Pea

Author: Kate Davies Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 02/02/2018

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

Author: Kate Davies Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 02/02/2018

Twelve Dancing Princesses

Twelve Dancing Princesses

Author: Kate Davies Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 02/02/2018

Beauty & the Beast

Beauty & the Beast

Author: Kate Davies Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 02/02/2018

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