Infinity in the Palm of your Hand
Best-selling author Marcus Chown explores some of the most profound and important science about us, our world and beyond by examining some astonishing facts that reveal the vast complexities of the universe.
Contains an exclusive Q&A with the author.
How to Behave Badly in Renaissance Britain
Historian and popular BBC TV presenter Ruth Goodman, author of How to Be a Tudor, offers up a history of Renaissance Britain – with practical tips on just how to horrify the neighbours.
Spitfire Stories, published in association with Imperial War Museums, is a fascinating anthology of first-hand stories from the Spitfire heroes and heroines of the Second World War.
The Beginning and End of Everything
The Beginning and the End of Everything is the whole story as we currently understand it – from nothing, to the birth of our universe, to its ultimate fate. Authoritative and engaging, Paul Parsons takes us on a rollercoaster ride through billions of light years to tell the story of the Big Bang, from birth to death.
After centuries of mystery, the mythical Magical Unicorn Society has published its official handbook.
These learned lovers of unicorns have created a treasure chest of unicorn lore – the facts, the fiction, the where, why and what of these elusive beasts. This is the ultimate gift for anyone who truly believes.
Discover the myth of the Gold and Silver Unicorns, and the legendary stories of the seven unicorn families. Find out about their unique powers, where they live around the world, what they eat and how to have the best chance of spotting one. Learn about the history of the Magical Unicorn Society – from its foundation to the present day – and how to become a member.
With breathtaking artwork from Helen Dardik and Harry and Zanna Goldhawk (Papio Press), and stunning design and production, this special book gallops through a history of these mythical creatures and looks at their magical future.
Maybe the Moon tells the story of Eric, a little boy who loves his life in his forest home with his animal friends for company. When he moves to the city, he sets about searching for happiness in a strange new environment.
Eric's journey shows him that whatever the differences between people and places, we are all united and are never alone when we share the same moon.
Frances Ives’ beautiful illustrations bring to life this charming story that features a rhyming refrain to enchant both children and adults alike.
Through dramatic and striking illustrations from artist Jonathan Woodward, children can explore the prehistoric world and bring dinosaurs back to life with this collection of incredible press-out models to…
Winston Churchill was known for his great love for and admiration of animals. In fact, one of Churchill’s key characteristics was his fascination with the animal kingdom – creatures of all sorts were a crucial element in his existence. He was amused, intrigued and enchanted by, sometimes even besotted with a vast menagerie, from his pet budgerigar, dogs, cats, fish, butterflies, to his own lion, leopard and white kangaroos kept at London Zoo, and even more unusual species. Dwelling amid flora and fauna was Churchill’s ideal form of existence – ‘The world would be better off if it were inhabited only by animals’ – and he signed his letters home as a boy ‘The Pussy Cat’.
In this fascinating book, Dr Piers Brendon looks deeper into Churchill’s love of the animal kingdom, and at how animals played such a large part in his everyday life. We encounter the paradox of the animal-loving-hunter: he hunts foxes yet keeps them as pets, he likes fishing but loves fish; along with the man who used analogies to animals time and time again in his speeches and writings. The picture that emerges shows another side to the great man, showcasing his wit, wisdom and wayward genius from a different perspective and shedding new and fascinating light on the man voted The Greatest Briton.
The third instalment in Craig Revel Horwood’s frank and funny autobiography takes the reader through the highs and lows of the Strictly Come Dancing star’s ‘fab-u-lous’ life. Join Craig and a host of Strictly stars – including Ore Oduba, Judy Murray and the unforgettable Ed Balls – on the show and live tours and get the real stories from behind the scenes.
The Aussie-born judge shares his famously forthright views on the changes in the show’s line up, from Bruce Forsyth and Len Goodman’s departures to the arrival of Claudia Winkleman and Shirley Ballas, as well as the dancers and stars.
Away from Strictly, Craig reveals fresh heartache over failed romances, his pain at losing his dad and how his work kept him from flying to Australia for the funeral. He marks the milestones in his life, including turning fifty and moving from London to live in a ‘gorgeous’ country pile, as well as going under the knife for a second hip operation plus a few nips and tucks.
The multi-talented dancer, director and choreographer also discusses his award-winning shows, including Sister Act and Son of a Preacher Man, and spending a year in drag as Miss Hannigan in Annie. Plus, he reveals all about his foray into movies, choreographing Hugh Grant for Paddington 2 and making his big screen debut in Nativity Rocks.
With his famous wit and a wealth of backstage gossip, In Strictest Confidence is the perfect read for all his fans as well as those of Strictly Come Dancing.
Llama Karma lies within you. The Dolly Llama, the world’s first behooved spiritual leader, shares his words of wisdom and spiritual teachings for the first time. In this gem of a book he will show yo…
The first shapes children learn to draw with confidence are letters, but drawing animals can be more challenging. Using capital letters and some lower case letters as building blocks, this book shows child…