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H. G. Wells: The Social Novels

By H.G. Wells
Authors:
H.G. Wells
DISCOVER A DIFFERENT SIDE TO H. G. WELLS . . . H.G. Wells's social tales caused a sensation when they were first published in the early twentieth century. Piercingly funny, yet sympathetic, and containing a cast of colourful characters, they have drawn comparisons to the works of Dickens and Evelyn Waugh.From the hapless Kipps, who is plunged into a world of high society, the rules of which he fails to understand, to Mr Polly, the draper, desperate to escape his shop and nagging wife, to Ann Veronica, a young woman rebelling against her father's stern patriarchal rule, these satires of Edwardian mores are both horribly funny and provoke questions about the class system and opportunities for social reform. The social novels include LOVE AND MR LEWISHAM (1900), KIPPS (1905), ANN VERONICA (1909), TONO-BUNGAY (1909) and THE HISTORY OF MR POLLY (1910).
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H.P. Lovecraft: Against the World, Against Life

By Michel Houellebecq
Authors:
Michel Houellebecq
From the notorious, bestselling author of ATOMISED: a scholarly love letter on the hugely influential and reclusive literary horror writer H.P. Lovecraft'Those who love life do not read. Nor do they go to the movies, actually. No matter what might be said, access to the artistic universe is more or less entirely the preserve of those who are a little fed up with the world.'In this prescient work, now with an introduction by Stephen King, Michel Houellebecq, the controversial and bestselling author of ATOMISED, focuses his considerable analytical skills on H.P. Lovecraft - one of the seminal horror writers of the early 20th century. Houellebecq's insights into the craft of writing illuminate both Lovecraft and Houellebecq's own work. The two are kindred spirits, sharing a uniquely dark worldview. But even as he outlines Lovecraft's rejection of this loathsome world, it is Houellebecq's adulation for the author that drives this work and makes it a love song, infusing the writing with an energy and passion that characterises Houellebecq's new novel. This is indispensable reading for anyone interested in Lovecraft, Houellebecq, or the past and future of horror.
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H2O

By Philip Ball
Authors:
Philip Ball
The brilliantly told and gripping story of the most familiar - yet, amazingly, still poorly understood - substance in the universe: Water.The extent to which water remains a scientific mystery is extraordinary, despite its prevalence and central importance on Earth. Whether one considers its role in biology, its place in the physical world (where it refuses to obey the usual rules of liquids) or its deceptively simple structure, there is still no complete answer to the question: what is water? Philip Ball's book explains what, exactly, we do and do not know about the strange character of this most essential and ubiquitous of substances.H20 begins by transporting its readers back to the Big Bang and the formation of galaxies to witness the birth of water's constituent elements: hydrogen and oxygen. It then explains how the primeval oceans were formed four billion years ago; where water is to be found on other planets; why ice floats when most solids sink; why, despite being highly corrosive, water is good for us; why there are at least fifteen kinds of ice and perhaps two kinds of liquid water; how scientists have consistently misunderstood water for centuries; and why wars have been waged over it.Philip Ball's gloriously offbeat and intelligent book conducts us on a journey through the history of science, folklore, the wilder scientific fringes, cutting-edge physics, biology and ecology, to give a fascinating new perspective on life and the substance that sustains it. After reading this book, drinking a glass of water will never be the same again.
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The Ha-Ha Case

By J. J. Connington
Authors:
J. J. Connington
It was at the hidden stone wall in the spinney that Johnnie Brandon, rabbit shooting with a party of guests, was instantly killed by a shotgun charge. That day he had attained his majority, but the night before he had been discovered in a compromising situation with the wife of the man who had been his mentor. The inquest ruled 'accidental death' but Inspector Hinton was soon to discover that it was murder that was the motive ...
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  • The Hades Factor

    By Robert Ludlum
    Authors:
    Robert Ludlum
    The very first Covert-One novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author Robert Ludlum.An unknown doomsday virus has claimed the lives of four people - including the fiancée of Covert-One's Lt Col. Jon Smith. Devastated and enraged, Smith uncovers evidence that this was no accident; someone out there has the virus, and the pandemic that threatens millions of lives was planned...Not knowing who to trust or where to turn, Smith assembles a private team to fight the deadly virus. As the death toll mounts, the quest leads them to the highest levels of power and the darkest corners of the earth. And Smith and his team must hunt down a genius determined to destroy them.
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    The Hairy Bikers' Perfect Pies

    By Hairy Bikers
    Authors:
    Hairy Bikers
    This is the definitive Pie Bible from the Kings of Pie, The Hairy Bikers.In their culinary homecoming, Si and Dave celebrate a dish close to their hearts. This beautifully illustrated cookbook brings together the Great British classic in 150 brand-new recipes. Featuring an extraordinary range of pies - from the sweet and savoury, deep and small, and to the pies that are puddings - The Hairy Bikers will inspire you to cook and share the mighty dish with the ones you love. With top tips on pastry, the failsafe methods, the secrets and the cheats, the boys will teach you how to choose the right type of pastry and filling for any occasion. Learn the rules of pastry making and how to add the right pickles, relishes and sauces to make your pie an unforgettable dish. And of course, how to make the most of those little left over bits and turn them into delicious cheese straws, jam tarts and turnovers. This is a heart-warming, delicious and nostalgic recipe book that can be enjoyed by families, friends and fans of the nation's favourite dish.
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    The Hairy Bikers' Meat Feasts

    By Hairy Bikers
    Authors:
    Hairy Bikers
    There's something about the smell of meat cooking that signals a feast - it's savoury, comforting and tempting. A steak on the grill, a roast in the oven, a casserole bubbling: they make your mouth water. Si King and Dave Myers, aka the Hairy Bikers, have always been passionate about meat, and this bible is an unadulterated celebration of the fine produce we have available today. MEAT FEASTS includes all their favourite recipes and some new surprises. There are family classics, spicy treats, perfect pies and delicious zingy salads.Si and Dave love their veggies too, and MEAT FEASTS features some of the very best veg recipes to showcase a Sunday joint or make a little meat of a very long way.A meaty modern classic, MEAT FEASTS is your one-stop meat cookbook!
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    The Hairy Bikers' 12 Days of Christmas

    By Hairy Bikers
    Authors:
    Hairy Bikers
    Make this year's Christmas dinner your greatest and most relaxed ever with Hairy Bikers Si King and Dave Myers, authors of the #1 runaway bestseller MUMS KNOW BEST: THE HAIRY BIKERS' FAMILY COOKBOOK.With their irrepressible enthusiasm for great food and all things festive, Si and Dave have put together the definitive Christmas cookbook. Combining foolproof versions of the nation's favourite Christmas dishes with new and inventive festive recipes they love to cook for their friends and families, the Hairy Bikers will ensure you serve up cracking meals with ease throughout the holiday season.As well as covering what to cook on the big day itself, the Hairy Bikers also give you tasty dishes for Christmas Eve, delicious cocktails to tame your in-laws, ingenious recipes for all those leftovers and fancy snacks to nibble on in front of the telly. They even show you how to make your own Christmas crackers - and help keep the kids distracted. This is the perfect companion to your festive celebrations.
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    The Hairy Bikers' Chicken & Egg

    By Hairy Bikers
    Authors:
    Hairy Bikers
    A sensational savoury celebration of our favourite bird with show-stopping puds, desserts and cakes made with the humble egg!Full to the brim with new ideas, family favourites and modern classics, this is the ultimate collection of fantastic chicken and egg recipes . . .Si King and Dave Myers love chicken. They also love eggs. In this, their biggest and best cookbook yet, the Hairy Bikers celebrate these most humble yet versatile of ingredients.What comes first? It's up to you. There are chicken soups and salads, eggy specials, an ultimate roasts section, smoky grills and hearty pies, everyday pasta and rice suppers, sensational spiced dishes and lots of ideas for making a little chicken go a long way. And to finish, there are irresistible puddings and cakes to peck at!Travelling the world to discover the very best chicken and egg recipes, Si and Dave have done it again. Chicken and Egg is a magnificent celebration of good food.
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    The Hairy Bikers' Asian Adventure

    By Hairy Bikers
    Authors:
    Hairy Bikers
    This TV tie-in cookbook to THE HAIRY BIKERS' ASIAN ADVENTURE BBC series, which aired in 2014, follows the boys' dream trip - a journey through Asia to discover the secrets of some of the world's most inspiring cuisines. The boys travelled to Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand and Korea, sampling and preparing every kind of food they could lay their hands on - from great home cooking to sensational street snacks. Along the way they've learned loads about their favourite food, as well as honing their Asian cooking skills, and now they've brought home the very best recipes for us all to try. Si and Dave are truly passionate about these amazing recipes. These dishes are their favourites; they are speedy, easy to make and packed with flavour. What's more, many are nice and healthy too, so won't bust the diet!So, it's time to rock your wok and join the boys on their culinary Asian adventure...
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    The Hairy Bikers' Great Curries

    By Hairy Bikers
    Authors:
    Hairy Bikers
    The Hairy Bikers celebrate the nation's favourite dish - the curry.Who doesn't love a curry? Whether it's a take-away korma at your kitchen table or a lamb biryani at your local Indian restaurant, a curry is everyone's favourite Friday night supper. But curry is so much more. A proper curry can be an exquisitely fragrant dish, with delicate flavours that surprise and titillate your taste buds, and the Hairy Bikers, bestselling authors and BBC presenters, are here to show you how to make the most delicious, authentic curries you've ever tasted in your own kitchen. In this book, Si and Dave have put together loads of brand-new recipes from around the world - from simple dishes for a quick midweek taste treat to fantastic feasts for a weekend celebration. Their recipes are the real deal, using great techniques and secrets they've discovered on their travels in Asia as well as years of cooking curries themselves. You'll find all the recipes and tips you need to make some mouth-watering meals, with everything from starters to pickles and chutneys. This is the one-stop shop for the best curries you've ever tasted - fresh, full of flavour and fantastic. These are curries for the 21st century.
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    The Hairy Bikers Blood, Sweat and Tyres

    By Hairy Bikers, Dave Myers, Hairy Bikers, Si King
    Authors:
    Hairy Bikers
    Read by:
    Dave Myers, Hairy Bikers, Si King
    Written and read by the Hairy BikersThe Hairy Bikers are known for their many best-selling cookbooks, including the HAIRY DIETERS, HAIRY BIKERS' PERFECT PIES, GREAT CURRIES and MUMS KNOW BEST, and now they are here to tell you how it all started. Si King and Dave Myers, aka The Hairy Bikers, have lived life to the fullest. They had fantastically rich northern childhoods, laced with food and fun, but of course, with some tragedy too. But we also get to know the early Bikers - we find out how their friendship developed and all of the mad capers and round-the-world trips they went on.Perfect for their fans, heavily seasoned with warmth, food, love, bikes and bro-mance, the Hairies never fail to entertain.(p) 2015 Orion Publishing Group
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    The Hairy Bikers' Food Tour of Britain

    By Hairy Bikers
    Authors:
    Hairy Bikers
    Eat, cook and enjoy the best of our counties' traditional food with the Hairy Bikers Great Food Tour of Britain...With their irrepressible enthusiasm for great food, Si King and Dave Myers AKA the Hairy Bikers travel the length and breadth of Britain to discover our finest traditional foods.Touring the counties of Britain on their trusty triumphs, Si and Dave celebrate local recipes and chefs from the villages and towns they explore. Creating delicious meals from local produce they inspire with their bubbling enthusiasm. Find out where the best sausages are made, why Ludlow has become the foody Mecca of the Shires and discover the century-old recipe for gingerbread with a hint of rum and port.Si and Dave are self-confessed life-long foodies. They celebrate each ingredient and create delicious dishes while providing some laughs along the way. THE HAIRY BIKERS' FOOD TOUR OF BRITAIN puts the passion back into cooking and inspires readers to eat the best of British.
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    The Hairy Bikers' Big Book of Baking

    By Hairy Bikers
    Authors:
    Hairy Bikers
    The long-awaited baking bible from the Hairy Bikers AKA Si King and Dave Myers.With their irrepressible enthusiasm for great food, Si King and Dave Myers, AKA the Hairy Bikers, travel the length and breadth of Europe to discover the best baking recipes from the Continent.From Norway to Southern Spain, the boys eat their way across ten countries, making friends and swapping recipes along the way. They discover the ultimate Black Forest Gateau in Germany, the most incredible pastries in Southern France and cook cakes that will tickle the tastebuds of all home bakers.This is a welcome return of the Hairy Bakers. These recipes will delight and will bring a freshness to all home baking.
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    The Hairy Dieters Go Veggie

    By Hairy Bikers
    Authors:
    Hairy Bikers
    The bestselling, big-hearted and down-to-earth chefs, The Hairy Bikers, return with 80 delicious vegetarian recipes to make losing weight and eating less meat even easier.In their multi-million selling HAIRY DIETERS series, the Hairy Bikers proved that you can eat your favourite foods and still lose weight. Jam-packed full of delicious, low-cal versions of traditional classics and family favourites, they have taken the deprivation out of dieting and helped millions shift the pounds.Following on from THE HAIRY DIETERS, THE HAIRY DIETERS EAT FOR LIFE, THE HAIRY DIETERS GOOD EATING and THE HAIRY DIETERS: FAST FOOD, THE HAIRY DIETERS GO VEGGIE, shows that going vegetarian can be just as easy as going low-cal. Whether you want to cut out meat entirely, cut down, or just incorporate some more meat-free dishes into your diet, the book is full of simple and easy-to-follow recipes for tasty veggie meals and snacks, from Lancashire Hot Pot to Veggie Sausages. Si King and Dave Myers, aka the Hairy Bikers, have been entertaining and feeding Britain with their unique blend of delicious recipes, cheeky humour and motorbike enthusiasm for years now. The Hairy Dieters books have sold over 3 million copies in the UK, and their fifth book is set to make healthy eating even easier. Si King and Dave Myers are the nation's favourite food heroes. The stars of numerous TV cookery series, they represent all that is good-hearted and loved about food.
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    The Hairy Dieters

    By Hairy Bikers
    Authors:
    Hairy Bikers
    The Hairy Bikers have lost almost 6 stone between them and you can lose weight too...Si King and Dave Myers are self-confessed food lovers. Food isn't just fuel to them, it's their life. But, like many of us, they've found that the weight has crept on over the years. So they've made a big decision to act before it's too late and lose some pounds. In this groundbreaking diet book, Si and Dave have come up with tasty recipes that are low in calories and big on flavour. This is real food for real people, not skinny minnies. There are ideas for family meals, hearty lunches and dinners, even a few knock-out bakes and snacking options. The Hairy Bikers will always love their food - pies and curries won't be off the menu for long! - but using these recipes, and following their clever tips and heartfelt advice, you can bake your cake, eat it, and lose the pounds.This book includes:Breakfast & BrunchOne-Pan DishesGrills & RoastsPiesStewsVegetables & SaladsFakeawaysPasta & RicePuddings & CakesLunch Boxes & SnacksMenus for your first week
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    The Hairy Dieters: Fast Food

    By Hairy Bikers
    Authors:
    Hairy Bikers
    Following on from their multi-million selling diet books, THE HAIRY DIETERS, THE HAIRY DIETERS EAT FOR LIFE and THE HAIRY DIETERS: GOOD EATING, the Hairy Bikers are back with more delicious low-cal recipes, that can all be made under 30 minutes. THE HAIRY DIETERS: FAST FOOD is jam-packed with tasty recipes for breakfast and brunch, soups, salads, mains and snacks, including Spicy Sweetcorn Fritters, Pasta with Chilli Prawns, Chicken Tagine and Instant Sorbet with Frozen Berries. Si King and Dave Myers, aka the Hairy Bikers, have been entertaining and feeding Britain with their unique blend of delicious recipes, cheeky humour and motorbike enthusiasm for years now. The Hairy Dieters books have sold over 2 million copies in the UK, and their fourth book is set to make healthy eating even easier. Si King and Dave Myers are the nation's favourite food heroes. The stars of numerous TV cookery series, they represent all that is good-hearted and loved about food.
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    The Hairy Dieters Eat for Life

    By Hairy Bikers
    Authors:
    Hairy Bikers
    Following on from their No. 1 bestselling diet book, THE HAIRY DIETERS, the Hairy Bikers share more delicious low-calorie recipes and easy-to-follow advice.Si King and Dave Myers, aka the Hairy Bikers, have been entertaining and feeding Britain with their unique blend of tasty recipes, cheeky humour and motorbike enthusiasm for years now. THE HAIRY DIETERS has sold over 1.2 million copies in the UK and this, their second diet book, delivers even more low-cal family favourites. Packed with 80 delicious low-calorie recipes, tips, and techniques to learn, this collection of diet recipes is the Hairy Bikers at their best.Si King and Dave Myers are the nation's favourite food heroes. The stars of numerous TV cookery series, they represent all that is good-hearted and loved about food.
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    The Hairy Dieters: Good Eating

    By Hairy Bikers
    Authors:
    Hairy Bikers
    Following on from their multi-million selling diet books, THE HAIRY DIETERS and THE HAIRY DIETERS: EAT FOR LIFE, the Hairy Bikers share more delicious low-calorie recipes and easy-to-follow advice.Si King and Dave Myers, aka the Hairy Bikers, have been entertaining and feeding Britain with their unique blend of tasty recipes, cheeky humour and motorbike enthusiasm for years now. The Hairy Dieters books have sold nearly 2 million copies in the UK and their third diet book provides even more low-cal family favourites.Si King and Dave Myers are the nation's favourite food heroes. The stars of numerous TV cookery series, they represent all that is good-hearted and loved about food.
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    Hal Clement SF Gateway Omnibus

    By Hal Clement
    Authors:
    Hal Clement
    With degrees in astronomy, chemistry and education, it should come as no surprise that Harry Clement Stubbs - better known to SF readers as Hal Clement - produced some of the field's most compelling, scientifically literate work. This omnibus contains the clever alien-planet-with-a-twist novel ICEWORLD; the ground-breaking CYCLE OF FIRE, with its 40-year-long seasons; and CLOSE TO CRITICAL, from his celebrated Mesklin sequence.
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