International Laws of Contract Bridge 1993
By Portland Club
The International Laws of Contract Bridge have been effective since 1 January 1993. The laws described in the book apply only to Rubber bridge.The copyright in the British Commonwealth (other than in the Western Hemisphere), the continent of Africa, in India, Spain, Portugal, and all English-speaking countries is vested in the Portland Club. The Portland Club is a London card-playing game club and the recognised early authority on the games of whist and bridge. It is reputedly the oldest card club in the world. Founded some time before 1815 as the Stratford Club, it was given its present name in 1825.The copyright in all non-English-speaking countries in Europe (other than Spain and Portugal) is vested in the European Bridge League.The copyright in the Western Hemisphere and in the Republic of the Philippines is vested in the American Contract Bridge League.
By Matthew Parris
A modern classic of travel and adventure.INCA KOLA is the funny, absorbing account of Matthew Parris's fourth trip to Peru, on a bizarre holiday which takes him among bandits, prostitutes, peasants and riots. He and his three companions seem to head into trouble, not away from it, and he describes the troubles, curiosities and wonders they meet with the spell-binding fascination of a traveller relating adventures over the campfire.'A backpacker's classic: atmospheric, touching, instructive and compulsively readable' THE TIMES
Improve Your Lateral Thinking
By Andrew Lycett
The definitive biography of author Ian Fleming and the perfect read for anyone enjoying the Sky Atlantic biopic starring Dominic Cooper.Ian Fleming's life was just as dramatic as that of his fictional creation, James Bond. Andrew Lycett's direct access to Fleming's family, friends and contemporaries has enabled him to reveal the truth behind the complicated facade of this enigmatic and remarkable man. With an extraordinary cast of characters, this is biography at is best - part history, part gossip and part an informed reassessment of one of this century's most celebrated yet mysterious personalities.
It Could Be You
By Josie Lloyd
A wildly funny novel for the GIRLS generation, exploring life for young women in the city.It's not easy being a single girl in London, what with bad hair days, commitment-phobic men, and 'healthy' evenings that end up as late-night sessions at the pub. But although she doesn't see it herself, Charlie's got everything going for her. She's bright, funny, on the fast track in her advertising job - and she has just gone blonde. What's more, Daniel the creative director can't keep his hands off her. But Daniel's a lot smoother than the path of love, and Charlie finds herself coping with a series of disasters, as backstabbing colleagues and best-friend crises threaten to come between them. . .
Ingenious Lateral Thinking Puzzles
By Paul Sloane
Instant Scroll Saw Projects
By Patrick Spielman
In the Shadow of Man
By Jane Goodall
'One of history's most impressive field studies; an instant animal classic' TIMEJane Goodall's classic account of primate research provides an impressively detailed and absorbing account of the early years of her field study of, and adventures with, chimpanzees in Tanzania, Africa. It is a landmark for everyone to enjoy.
Illustrated Tarot Spreads
By Pielmeier, Markus Schirner
Illustrated throughoutIncludes a summary of each of the astrological signs and a powerful ¿plan of life¿
By Winfried Noe
Illustrated in colour throughoutIncludes many easy-to-read astrological charts
In the Midst of Death
By Lawrence Block
From the author of A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES - set to be a major Hollywood film - comes the third novel in the Matt Scudder series.When hard-drinking ex-cop Matt Scudder is roped into an NYPD internal investigation, one detective ends up in the slammer on a murder charge.Jerry seems as clean as the world would like him to be, but Scudder isn't too sure. After all, Jerry was only too keen to dish the dirt on his former colleagues as a way of saving his own skin...The third novel in the explosive Matt Scudder series from a master of the crime thriller genre.
Ingenious Puzzles For World Lovers
By George Bredehorn
Satisfy your passion for words with eleven types of intriguing, mind-expanding puzzles.
By Karen Armstrong
One of the world's foremost commentators on religious affairs on the history (and destiny) of the world's most misunderstood religion.In the public mind, Islam is a religion of extremes: it is the world's fastest growing faith; more than three-quarters of the world's refugees are Islamic; it has produced government by authoritarian monarchies in Saudi Arabia and ultra-republicans in Iran. Whether we are reading about civil war in Algeria or Afghanistan, the struggle for the soul of Turkey, or political turmoil in Pakistan or Malaysia, the Islamic context permeates all these situations.Karen Armstrong's elegant and concise book traces how Islam grew from the other religions of the book, Judaism and Christianity; introduces us to the character of Muhammed; and demonstrates that for much of its history, the religion has been a force for enlightenment that promoted liberties for women and allowed the arts and sciences to flourish.ISLAM shows how this progressive legacy is today often set aside as the faith struggles to come to terms with the economic and political weakness of most of its believers and with the forces of modernity itself.
Ian Rankin: Three Great Novels
By Ian Rankin
The second Rebus omnibus comprising books 4,5 and 6 in the Rebus series: Strip Jack; The Black Book; Mortal Causes.Strip Jack: MP Gregor Jack is caught in an Edinburgh brothel with a prostitute only too keen to show off her considerable assets. Then Jack's wife disappears. Someone wants to strip Jack naked and Rebus wants to know why.The Black Book: When a close colleague is brutally attacked, Rebus is drawn into a case involving a hotel fire, an unidentified body and a long-forgotten night of terror and murder. Rebus must piece together a jigsaw no one wants completed.Mortal Causes: It is August in Edinburgh and the Festival is in full swing. A brutally tortured body is discovered in one of the city's ancient subterranean streets and Rebus suspects the involvement of sectarian activists. The prospect of terrorism in a city heaving with tourists is unthinkable.
Improve Your Bridge Memory
By Ron Klinger
This is a brilliant and original book. Three sections cover beginner, intermediate and advanced players. The tastiest morsels are to be found in the intermediate section where the author discusses how to remember vital principles in bidding and play.
In a Strange City
By Laura Lippman
It was a case Tess turned down - but now she's caught up in a web of obsession and murder . . .Every year on 19 January for the past fifty years an unknown visitor has left three red roses and a half-empty bottle of cognac on the grave of Edgar Allan Poe. When a prospective client asks PI Tess Monaghan to investigate, she refuses - after all, no crime is being committed.But she does go to the 19 January vigil as an observer. In the freezing darkness she watches as two cloaked figures approach the grave, appear to embrace and then part. Then there's a gunshot and one is killed. Tess quickly learns that the dead man is not the regular visitor. So who is he? And why was he there? When it turns out that Tess's would-be client had given her a fake name, she knows she must try to find him. Then an old friend from her past surfaces, claiming that the shooting was a homophobic hate crime, and things get even more complicated.
Improve Your Bidding and Play
By Ron Klinger, Derek Rimington
Here is a new edition of this exhilarating and ingeniously laid out guide to improving both your bidding and play. Sixty hands are presented and you must first find the key bid. Then, as declarer, you have to work out the best way to play the hand. By the time you have completed the sixty problems you will undoubtedly be a much improved player.
In the Forest
By Edna O'Brien
'Her best book, and a modern masterpiece' Sunday Independent'One of the finest ever novels by an Irish writer' John Waters, MagillSet in the countryside of western Ireland, In the Forest centres on unwitting victims for sacrifice: a radiant young woman, her young son and a trusting priest, all despatched to the wilderness of a young man's unbridled, deranged fantasies. Edna O'Brien's riveting, frightening and brilliantly told new novel reminds us that anything can happen when protection isn't afforded to either perpetrator or victim . . . 'A savage portrait of desolation and rage, brilliantly told, truly shocking' Sunday Independent'Brave, sensitive, beautifully written' Sunday Tribune'A spare, compelling and compassionate novel' Guardian
By David Bird, Martin Hoffman
If you ever sit by the elbow of a famous player, you will be surprised by many of the plays. What is going on in the great player's mind? In this exciting new book by Britain's top bridge writer, David Bird, and the world-renowned professional player, Martin Hoffman, you will find out!Twelve important areas of cardplay have been chosen, involving both declarer play and defence. For those not in the know, the various plays appear to be inspired. They are in fact the result of cold hard logic. Learn the correct thought processes yourself and - whatever you aspirations may be - your cardplay will improve significantly.
By Dan Simmons
Taking the events and characters of the Iliad as his jumping- off point, Dan Simmons has created an epic of time travel and savage warfare. Travellers from 40,000 years in the future return to Homer's Greece and rewrite history forever, their technology impacting on the population in a godlike fashion.This is broad scope space opera rich in classical and literary allusion, from one of the key figures in 1990s world SF. Ilium marks a return to the genre for one of its greats.