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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
Sing Auld Lang Syne while you climb to the top of a Castle. Wave to a Highland Cow in John O'Groats. Put on a Kilt and avoid those Midges as you visit a Loch (not lock!) to meet Nessie. Then speed back over the Forth Bridge to Edinburgh Zoo -- not forgetting your Umbrella. Take a whistle-stop tour through the Scottish alphabet! Each letter from A to Z represents the best of everything Scottish: beautiful landscapes, fascinating history, amazing wildlife and, of course, the weather! This charming and fun book is perfect for locals and visitors alike, as illustrator Kate Davies fills each page with humorous Scottish details. Featuring only one word per letter, it's suitable for younger children to enjoy.
This is a lively, informative guide that shows what physics is, how it works and why it is vital to everyday life. It covers the main topics including forces, electricity, magnetism and astronomy - all illustrated with humorous drawings, cartoons and diagrams. It includes simple experiments and internet links to recommended websites to find out more.
This book, named one of Booklist's Top 10 books on sustainability in 2014, is the first to offer a comprehensive examination of the environmental health movement, which unlike many parts of the environmental movement, focuses on ways toxic chemicals and other hazardous agents in the environment effect human health and well-being. Born in 1978 when Lois Gibbs organized her neighbors to protest the health effects of a toxic waste dump in Love Canal, New York, the movement has spread across the United States and throughout the world. By placing human health at the center of its environmental argument, this movement has achieved many victories in community mobilization and legislative reform. In The Rise of the U.S. Environmental Health Movement, environmental health expert Kate Davies describes the movement's historical, ideological, and cultural roots and analyzes its strategies and successes.
A great value bind-up of two exciting, historically-accurate sticker books written in consultation with experts. Knights - packed with scenes of battle, jousting, training and fantastic feasts. Soldiers - showing soldiers from ancient times to the present day. With over 350 stickers, children will love dressing these fighting men for battle in everything from ancient armour to modern camouflage fatigues, and adding their weapons and other battlefield kit.
Seven titles in the popular First Reading series are re-issued with hardback covers with audio CDs inserted into a wallet inside the back cover, making this book and CD easy to store together. The Young Reading series is developed with reading expert Alison Kelly from Roehampton University to help young readers grow in confidence and ability.
This is the traditional tale retold for beginner readers ready to tackle slightly more complicated storylines and sentence structures. The King has a secret. He has donkey's ears! But when he tells the barber his secret, it surely can't be a secret for long...This title is part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton. It includes several pages of reading-related puzzles.
This is a new title in the fantastic First Reading Series , part of the Usborne Young Reading Programme. It is aimed at children who are beginning to read. Noah is told to build an ark that will hold two of every animal before the big flood comes. It is developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, who is Principal Lecturer in Education from Roehampton University and an early reading specialist. Every title in this series features clear and compelling text accompanied by charming and highly appealing illustrations. It is designed to motivate children as they learn to read.
From Ancient Greek soldiers to knights and bowmen, First World War pilots and American army cadets, boys will love this action-packed sticker book. There are over 250 colourful stickers showing items of uniform and accessories to dress the soldiers. Also includes fascinating historical facts about armour and uniforms.
Aesop's fable is retold here for beginner readers ready to tackle slightly more complicated storylines and sentence structures. Daisy doesn't have any money, but she has lots of imagination! When a farmer offers her a gold coin, she dreams of all the things she could buy - and then disaster strikes! Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton, this title includes several pages of reading-related puzzles.
Dive down and discover the secrets of the seven seas to reveal the hidden secrets of the briny deep. This book is full of colourful scenes with information on different underwater habitats from coral reefs to arctic ice flows to the dark deeps of the ocean trenches as well as fantastic facts on tsunamis, tides and flooding. It contains informative features on how humans are affecting the oceans with overfishing, pollution and global warming. It contains over fifty sturdy embedded flaps.
Catharine Macaulay and Mercy Otis Warren were radical friends in a revolutionary age. They produced definitive histories of the English Civil War and the American Revolution, attacked the British government and the United States federal constitution, and instigated a debate on women's rights which inspired Mary Wollstonecraft, Judith Sargent Murray, and other feminists. Drawing on new research (including recently discovered correspondence) this is the first book to consider Macaulay and Warren in the context of the revolutionary Atlantic. In a series of detailed interdisciplinary studies, Davies suggests the centrality of both women to transatlantic political cultures between the middle of the eighteenth century and the turn of the nineteenth. The experience of Anglo-American conflict formed Macaulay and Warren's friendship and radically changed their writing lives. In showing how it did so, Davies also explains how the revolutionary Atlantic shaped modern ideas of gender difference. Anglo-American separation had a politics of gender which defined Warren and Macaulay's awareness of themselves as women and of which their writing also offered important critiques. Davies's book reveals the political significance of Mercy Otis Warren and Catharine Macaulay to an era when the truths of patriotism, nationhood and empire were never wholly self-evident but were hotly contested.