The PC Grant Collection
By Ben Aaronovitch
NEW, EXTENDED EBOOK BOXSET WITH FIVE PC GRANT NOVELS IN ONE PLACEMy name is Peter Grant and until January I was just a probationary constable in that mighty army for justice known to all right-thinking people as the Metropolitan Police Service (and as the Filth to everybody else).Then one night, in pursuance of a murder inquiry, I tried to take a witness statement from someone who was dead but disturbingly voluble, and that brought me to the attention of Inspector Nightingale, the last wizard in England.Now I'm a Detective Constable and a trainee wizard, the first apprentice in fifty years, and my world has become somewhat more complicated: nests of vampires in Purley, negotiating a truce between the warring god and goddess of the Thames, and digging up graves in Covent Garden . . . and there's something festering at the heart of the city I love, a malicious vengeful spirit that takes ordinary Londoners and twists them into grotesque mannequins to act out its drama of violence and despair.Collected here are the first three books in the PC Peter Grant series - RIVERS OF LONDON, MOON OVER SOHO and WHISPERS UNDER GROUND.
A Plague of Swords
By Miles Cameron
ONE ENEMY HAS FALLENA GREATER ONE REMAINSNOW IT'S WAR . . .The Red Knight withstood the full might of his enemy, and won the day. In a victory which will be remembered through the ages, he brought disparate factions together and turned them into allies against a more powerful foe than they had ever seen.Now, he will need his allies more than ever.Because behind one adversary hid another - one with allies of their own - whose goal was never to destroy Alba, but to distract the Kingdom while achieving his true aim. And whatever it is, it's probably not in the Red Knight's interest.With one army defeated, now the Red Knight must fight again . . . and for every one of his allies there is a corresponding enemy. Spread out in different lands, and on sea, it will all come down to one last gamble. And to whether or not the Red Knight has guessed their foe's true intentions.With each throw of the dice, everything could be lost . . .
The Pillars of Creation
By Terry Goodkind
FAITH OF THE FALLEN took The Sword of Truth into a new decade and onto new heights of intense, thoughtful and meaningful fantasy while never losing sight of the need to tell a compelling and sweeping story.THE PILLARS OF CREATION continues that progression and is written so that new readers to the series can plunge into the richness of his world. Terry Goodkind investigates new depths in his characters and is working to change fantasy and to make The Sword of Truth the dominant fantasy series of the first decade of the new millennium. The new novel introduces a new character, Jennsen, and takes Richard and Kahlan to the ends of the earth as they attempts to track down an unstoppable demon before it kills them and lays waste to the world.
The Power of Positive Bidding
By Wladyslaw Izdebski, Dariusz Kardas, Wlodzimierz Krysztofczyk, Ron Klinger
This remarkable book is based on the close observation of the solutions by the Italian Champions to bidding problems. Acute judgements produced astonishing results, which Wladyslaw Izdebski and a leading bridge coach, Wlodzimierz Krysztofczyk, have analysed to create an exhilarating text. No competent bridge player will want to miss the opportunity of following this exciting work.
Playing Doubled Contracts
By Ron Klinger
The opponents have doubled your contract and you have to decide how best to play the hand. Are you aiming to make your doubled contract? Is there a possibility of doubled overtricks? These are attractive objectives, but often they are not realistic.Should you accept that you will not make your contract and limit your losses as best you can? Obviously it is better to go one down than three or four down and it is important not to panic just because of the double. If you have sacrificed against the opponents' game or slam, which would have made, it is vital that your loss does not exceed the value of their contract.This quiz book contains problems taken from major national and international championships. In most cases you have the opportunity to outperform the actual declarers. No matter how you do, seeing the logic and technique behind the right play will no doubt improve your own standard.
Patricia McKillip SF Gateway Omnibus Volume Two
By Patricia A. McKillip
Patricia A. McKillip is the author of a number of hugely acclaimed fantasies, including THE FORGOTTEN BEASTS OF ELD and OMBRIA IN SHADOW, both of which won the WORLD FANTASY AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL, and THE RIDDLE-MASTER OF HED and its sequels, which have been compared to Gene Wolfe's epic BOOK OF THE NEW SUN. She has won the MYTHOPOEIC AWARD three times and in 2008 was given the WORLD FANTASY AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT. This omnibus collects three of her later works: SONG FOR THE BASILISK, NEBULA-nominee THE TOWER AT STONY WOOD and the WORLD FANTASY AWARD-shortlisted OD MAGIC.
Patricia McKillip SF Gateway Omnibus Volume One
By Patricia A. McKillip
Patricia A. McKillip is the author of a number of hugely acclaimed fantasies, including The Riddle-Master of Hed and its sequels, which have been compared to Gene Wolfe's epic Book of the New Sun, and The Forgotten Beasts of Eld and Ombria in Shadow, both of which won the World Fantasy Award for best novel. She has won the Mythopoeic Award three times and in 2008 was given the World Fantasy Award for lifetime achievement. This omnibus collects three of her later works: In the Forests of Serre, Alphabet of Thorn and The Bell at Sealey Head. IN THE FORESTS OF SERRE: In the tales of World Fantasy Award-winning author Patricia McKillip, nothing is ever as it seems. A mirror is never just a mirror; a forest is never just a forest. Here, it is a place where a witch can hide in her house of bones and a prince can bargain with his heart...where good and evil entwine and wear each others' faces...and where a bird with feathers of fire can quench the fiercest longing... ALPHABET OF THORN: One of the most spectacular fantasists of our time, Patricia A. McKillip creates fairy tale worlds of wonder and magic. Now, she opens the page on a time and place where an orphan girl is haunted by thorns...a reluctant queen rules between sea and sky... and epics never end... THE BELL AT SEALEY HEAD: Sealey Head is a small town on the edge of the ocean, a sleepy place where everyone hears the ringing of a bell no one can see. On the outskirts of town is an impressive estate, Aislinn House, where the aged Lady Eglantyne lies dying, and where the doors sometimes open not to its own dusty rooms, but to the wild majesty of a castle full of knights and princesses.
By Sarah Pinborough
POISON is a beautifully illustrated re-telling of the Snow White story which takes all the elements of the classic fairytale that we love (the handsome prince, the jealous queen, the beautiful girl and, of course, the poisoning) and puts a modern spin on the characters, their motives and their desires. It's fun, contemporary, sexy, and perfect for fans of ONCE UPON A TIME, GRIMM, SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN and more.You can learn more about Sarah Pinborough at www.sarahpinboough.co.uk, or by following @SarahPinborough on twitter.
The Pellucidar SF Gateway Omnibus
By Edgar Rice Burroughs
From the vaults of The SF Gateway, the most comprehensive digital library of classic SFF titles ever assembled, comes an ideal introduction to the fantastic worlds of one of the greatest adventure writers of all time, Edgar Rice Burroughs. The son of a Civil War veteran, Edgar Rice Burroughs was a prolific writer for the early pulp magazines. Famous the world over as the creator of Tarzan - and in SF circles for his Martian tales featuring John Carter - Burroughs is a household name. But there was more to him than apemen and four-armed Martians! This omnibus collects his tales of the world within a hollow Earth: At the Earth's Core, Pellucidar and Tanar of Pellucidar.
Playing To Win At Bridge
By Ron Klinger
BRIDGE WORLD said of the first edition: 'is as good a quiz book as has ever appeared...Instead of examples of well-known ideas, the author presents truly practical situations...the questions emphasise those aspects of bridge play that are truly important at the table. Our quibbles with the analysis are minor, and we recommend the book as outstanding of its kind.'
The Paper Grail
By James P. Blaylock
A strange man (named Howard) on a strange quest (for a Paper Grail) in a strange land (California) . . . A lot of fuss for a folded scrap of paper. But considering all the odd people searching for the Grail, it must be something special. Something magical . . .
The Power Of Shape
By Ron Klinger
Average players tend to focus on point count for their bidding decisions, but the expert recognises that the shape of the hand also plays a vital role. Knowing the implications of shape will help you find the best contract more often. The book not only reveals how to use hand patterns to winning effect, but also how to incorporate the ideas of shape in your bidding system.The power of shape is not limited to the bidding. Successful play or defence is often linked to a knowledge of the pattern of the opponents' hands. The second part of this book will show you how to discover and make use of this invaluable information.Follow the recommendations in this exciting and original book and your partnership will be in great shape!
Papermaking For the First Time
By Rhonda Rainey
full colour throughout
Paper Crafting Beautiful Book Covers, Boxes and Frames
By Valeria Ferrari, Ersilia Fiorotta
With this short course in paper craft, you can make elegant designs for boxes, album and book covers, and picture frames. Introduce yourself to ¿varese¿ paper, the best type for paper crafting, as well as to silky, glossy, and hand-designed papers, and cloth fabrics. Simple techniques for cutting, mounting, and gluing are illustrated, too. Projects include a ring binder; concertina portfolio; classical rectangular box and lid; wall diplay and multiple frames.
Painting Faux Stained Glass
Have you longed for the brilliance of stained glass in your home but been put off by the difficulty, mess, and expense such a big project entails? If you can squeeze Glass Art Paint from a bottle and follow the simple techniques explained here, you can make windows into authentic works of art, reflecting colourful light throughout your interiors, easily, inexpensively, and without any special glass cutting or soldering expertise. Patterns for more than two dozen projects include colour guides, methods for applying lead strips, and instructions for preparing and painting gorgeous classic cameos, and Victorian designs of varying difficulty. Liven up a child¿s room with playful kites and kittens, decorate your kitchen with fruit motifs or your sun room with garden scenes in minutes.
Perfect Party Games
By Andrea Campbell, Sandy Hoffman
What makes a perfect part? Food? Drinks? A host who¿s constantly fussing over details? NO! The party should be sparkling and the atmosphere should be vibrant by playing fantastic party games¿ Nothing beats competitive games and fun activities that bring everyone together.Start with pre-party contests and icebreakers that establish the tone and give early arrivals something to do: treasure hunts, guessing games, and skits encourage mingling and laughter. As the jollity builds, move on to more ¿risqué¿ challenges, like ¿To Your Health¿ ¿ a drinking game.
Playful Patchwork Projects
By Kari Pearson, Friends
Choose from ¿Lots of Fun Stuff¿ like an Annie and Andy Quilt (sure to become a toddler¿s beloved security blanket) or Classic Pillow and a Bloomin¿ Bunnies Gift Bag.A little Sprouts Baby Vest and Garden Patch Jumpers make ¿Wonderful Wearables.¿ And, for the merriest, most Santa-filled Christmas, stitch up an ¿Oh My Stars, It¿s Santa¿ quilt, plus festive socks to fill with treats and hang on the mantelpiece.
Picture Frames In An Afternoon
By Kaye Evans
Make a frame worthy of any work of art in a mere afternoon. Or take a simple shop-bought frame to decorate and turn into an expensive looking picture frame. Learn every aspect of framing ¿ from how to cut standard mats and more elaborate mat styles through mounting the art and joining frames to fitting and finishing your work.
Painting Fabulous Floorclothes
Floorcloths are a terrific alternative to a rugGet the kids involvedguide is packed with colour photographs and detailed instructions on all aspects of creating your own floorcloth.