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  • 50 Traditional Toys to Make by Petra Boase (hardback)

    Easy-to-follow projects to create for and with kids!

    • how to make a wide range of toys for babies and young children, including nursery playthings, first toys to aid early learning, outdoor toys for energetic kids, fun games for two or more, and much more
    • Clear step-by-step photographs illustrate every project, with over 360 inspirational pictures
    • Produce a beautiful doll’s house and accessories, a cute rag doll, walking stilts, a felt picture book, a kite, and a delightful toy box to store everything in
    • All the projects are simple to make, and many can be created by grown-ups and children working together
  • Magician’s Gambit by David Eddings (paperback)

    Ce’Nedra, Imperial Princess of Tolnedra, was confused.

    Everyone knew that the tales of the Orb that protected the West from the evil God Torak were just silly legends. But here she was, forced to join a serious and dangerous quest to recover that stolen Orb. No one believed in sorcery.  Yet Garion’s aunt and grandfather seemed to be the fabled sorcerers Polgara and Belgarath, who would have to be thousands of years old. Even young Garion was learning to do things that could only be sorcery.

    Garion! He was nothing but a farm boy, totally unsuitable for an Imperial Princess.  Then why does she have such an urge to teach him, to brush his tangled hair, and to comfort him?

    Now he was going to a strange tower in the centre of all he believed evil, to face some horrible, powerful magician. And she wouldn’t be there to watch over him.  He might be killed!  She’d never see him again…

  • Love by Toni Morrison (paperback)

    May, Christine, Heed, Junior, Vida – even L – are all women obsessed by Bill Cosey.  He shapes their yearnings for a father, husband, lover, guardian, and friend.

    This audacious vision of the nature of love – its appetite, its sublime possession, and its dread – is rich in characters and dramatic events.  Sensual, elegiac and unforgettable, Love reflects the different facets of love, shifting from desire and lust and ultimately comes full circle to that indelible, overwhelming first love that marks us forever.

  • The Carpetbaggers by Harold Robbins (paperback)

    Jonas Cord coveted his father’s fame, fortune, even his young, beautiful wife.  When his father died, Jonas swore to possess them all.  But Rina Marlow was the celebrated screen goddess no man could master.  Her sizzling sensuality might inflame and enthrall millions, but her personal boudoir was no Hollywood fantasy.  She consumed her lovers on the fiery rack of her burning desires.

    Rina and Jonas took Hollywood, the airplane industry, America itself by storm.  From New York to LA they brawled, lusted, and carved out an empire, blazoned in banner headlines and their enemies’ blood – only to learn that money and power, revenge and renown were not enough.  Too much would never be enough – not for Jonas Cord and the relentless Rina Marlowe.  The higher they soared, the more their ambition demanded… the darker and deadlier their fiery passions grew.

  • Son of a Wanted Man by Louis L’Amour (paperback)

    In a remote corner of Utah lies the secret outlaw kingdom of Ben Curry. For fifteen years Curry has ruled supreme, as his men have pulled jobs from Canada to Mexico. But the king is getting old… he wants to turn his legacy over to someone younger, tougher. Mike Bastian is Ben’s adopted son, a young man who can handle a knife, a gun, his fists, but a man who’s never broken the law.

    Now, as treachery explodes among Ben’s riders, and two honest lawmen – Tyrel Sackett and Borden Chantry – begin to zero in on the gang, Mike must choose… between his loyalty to Ben and his yearning for a different life. Yet when the guns start echoing off the Vermilion Cliffs, the time for choosing is over – and the time for battle has begun.

  • The Ambler Warning by Robert Ludlum (paperback)

    On Parrish Island, off the coast of Virginia, there is a little known and never visited psychiatric facility.  There, far from prying eyes, the government stores former intelligence employees whose psychiatric state makes them a danger to their own government.

    One of these employees, former agent Hal Ambler, is kept heavily medicated and closely watched.  But there’s one difference between Hal and the other patients – Hal isn’t crazy.  Hal pulls off a daring escape and now he’s out to discover who stashed him there and why.  But the world he returns to has changed.  No one remembers him, there are no official records of Hal Ambler, and, when he first looks in the mirror, the face he sees is not his own…

  • The Jester by James Patterson & Andrew Gross (paperback)

    Freedom – in eleventh-century France, it is a luxury enjoyed by only the King and nobility. For the serf, it is surely worth fighting for. But is it worth dying for? Arriving home disillusioned from the Crusades, Hugh DeLuc discovers his village has been ransacked and his wife abducted. The dark riders came in the dead of night, like devils, wearing no colours but black crosses on their chests. They search for a relic, one worth more than any throne in Europe, and no man can stand in their way. Until Hugh, taking on the role of a jester, is able to infiltrate the enemy’s castle where he believes his wife is being held captive. And when a man is fighting for freedom – for his wife, and for everything he holds dear – he will prove a formidable opponent. With the unstoppable pace of a page-turning thriller, “The Jester” is a breathtaking, pulse-pounding adventure. No one who has ever hoped for good to defeat evil or for love to conquer all will be able to put down this masterful novel.

  • Vittorio The Vampire by Anne Rice (paperback)

    Educated in the Florence of Cosimo de’ Medici, trained in knighthood at his father’s mountaintop castle, Vittorio inhabits a world of courtly splendor and country pleasures — a world suddenly threatened when his entire family is confronted by an unholy power.

    In the midst of this upheaval, Vittorio is seduced by the vampire Ursula – setting in motion a chilling chain of events that will mark his life for eternity. Against a backdrop of the wonders – both sacred and profane – and a beauty and ferocity of renaissance Italy, Anne Rice creates a passionate and tragic legend of doomed young love and lost innocence.

  • The High Graders by Louis L’Amour (paperback)

    The story was that Eli Patterson had died in a gunfight, but Mike Shevlin knew it couldn’t be true: the man who’d been like a father to him had been a Quaker. But when Shevlin rides back to Rafter Crossing to uncover the truth, he finds that the quiet ranching community has become a booming mining town. Newfound wealth has not made Rafter a peaceful place, however, and the smell of fear and greed is thick in the air. As Mike Shevlin tries to unravel the mystery of Patterson’s death, he is led deeper and deeper into a conspiracy that controls not only the fate of Rafter Crossing but the heart of a beautiful but tormented young woman – and Shevlin’s own destiny.

  • Where the Long Grass Blows by Louis L’Amour (paperback)

    Bill Canavan rode into the valley with a dream to start his own ranch. But when he managed to stake claims on the three best water holes, the other ranchers turned against him.

    No one is more determined to see Canavan dead than Star Levitt. Levitt is an unscrupulous businessman who has been accumulating cattle at an alarming rate. Suspicious after witnessing a secret meeting between the riders of warring ranches, Bill begins noticing other dubious behavior: Why is Levitt’s fiancée, Dixie Venable, acting more like a hostage than a willing bride-to-be?

    Canavan doesn’t have much time to figure out what’s going on. The entire valley is against him, and everyone is ready to shoot on sight.

  • The Spear by James Herbert (paperback)

    When Steadman agreed to investigate the disappearance of a young Mossad agent, he had no idea he would be drawn into a malevolent conspiracy of neo-Nazi cultists bent on unleashing an age-old unholy power on an unsuspecting world.

  • The Last Gunfighter: Rescue by William W. Johnstone (paperback)

    In California, Frank Morgan nearly fond a home. But now he’s pulled up stakes and hit the road again, aiming to reach the high desert of Arizona. For Frank, the plan changes when he steps into a saloon in a dusty boom town called Los Angeles. That’s where he learns that his nemesis, Val Dooley, has found anew business: the selling of young women into prostitution, with the victims as young as 12 years old, and the survivors ending up drugged and beaten. Frank wastes no time in tracking his enemy, travelling from California to New Mexico and West Texas. What he doesn’t know is that Val Dooley has been waiting for him all along: for one last chance to bring the last gunfighter down – in a hail of lead.

  • Without Fail by Lee Child (paperback)

    Jack Reacher walks alone. No job, no ID, no last known address. But he never turns down a plea for help. Now a woman tracks him down, because she needs a hand with her new job. Her task? Protecting the Vice President of the United States from someone threatening to kill him. And so Reacher, with nothing but his toothbrush and the clothes he stands up in, enters a very exclusive club at the very heart of Washington power: the offices of the United States Secret Service. Here, he must literally put himself in the line of fire, pitting his native cunning, surly charm and instinctive but controlled violence against the wiliness of bureaucrats and the ghosts from his own past – as well as the brutal ruthlessness of the mystery assassin.
  • One Shot by Lee Child (paperback)

    Six shots. Five dead. One heartland city thrown into terror. But within hours the cops have it solved. A slamdunk case. Except for one thing. The accused man claims: You got the wrong guy. After that, all he’ll say is: Get Reacher for me.

    Jack Reacher lives off the grid. Lone righter of wrongs, irresistible to women. What could connect the ex-military cop to this obvious psychopath?

    Those who know call Reacher ‘the thinking reader’s hero’. Sharp, exciting, addictive, One Shot is sure to get you hooked.

  • Over on the Dry Side by Louis L’Amour (paperback)

    The abandoned cabin seemed like a good place to settle down… except for the dead man in the front yard. But Doby Kernohan and his father had traveled a long way seeking a new start, and they were in no position to be choosy. Unfortunately, the mysterious man’s violent end was an omen of darker events to come, for a cycle of violence that had begun long ago was about to reach an explosive conclusion. Caught in a tangle of murder, greed, and blood vengeance, the Kernohans have no choice but to get involved. And when a mysterious beauty from deep in the surrounding hills and a deadly stranger named Owen Chantry arrive, what had at first seemed like good fortune suddenly becomes a terrifying fight for life itself.
  • Killing Kebble: An Underworld Exposed by Mandy Wiener (pperback)

    In September 2005 one of South Africa’s most eminent mining magnates and businessmen Brett Kebble was killed on a quiet suburban street in Johannesburg. The investigation into the case was a tipping point for democratic South Africa. The top-level investigation that followed exposed the corrupt relationship between the country’s Chief of Police and Interpol President Jackie Selebi and suave Mafioso Glenn Agliotti. A lawless Johannesburg underbelly was exposed – dominated by drug lords, steroid-reliant bouncers, an international smuggling syndicate, a shady security unit moonlighting for the police and sinister self-serving sleuths abusing state agencies.
  • The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale (paperback)

    In June of 1860 three-year-old Saville Kent was found at the bottom of an outdoor privy with his throat slit. The crime horrified all England and led to a national obsession with detection, ironically destroying, in the process, the career of perhaps the greatest detective in the land.


    At the time, the detective was a relatively new invention; there were only eight detectives in all of England and rarely were they called out of London, but this crime was so shocking that Scotland Yard sent its best man to investigate, Inspector Jonathan Whicher.

    Whicher quickly believed the unbelievable – that someone within the family was responsible for the murder of young Saville Kent. Without sufficient evidence or a confession, though, his case was circumstantial and he returned to London a broken man. Though he would be vindicated five years later, the real legacy of Jonathan Whicher lives on in fiction: the tough, quirky, knowing, and all-seeing detective that we know and love today: from the cryptic Sergeant Cuff in Wilkie Collins’s
    The Moonstone to Dashiell Hammett’s Sam Spade.

    The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher 
    is a provocative work of nonfiction that reads like a Victorian thriller, and in it author Kate Summerscale has fashioned a brilliant, multilayered narrative that is as cleverly constructed as it is beautifully written.

  • Without a Trace by Lesley Pearse (paperback)

    In a sleepy Somerset village, young shopkeeper Molly Heywood makes a terrible discovery: her friend Cassie has been murdered and Cassie’s six-year-old daughter Petal is missing.

    Weeks pass but the police make no progress, so Molly, against the advice of childhood friend and village policeman George, takes matters into her own hands. Clutching a letter sent to Cassie from London, she leaves in search of Petal.

    In the Blitz-scarred East End, Molly meets and befriends strangers from Cassie’s past, but the big city is a dangerous place for a country girl – especially one on the trail of a murderer.

    Sacrificing everything – home, happiness and chance at love – to find Petal, is Molly now risking her life?

  • I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes (paperback)

    A young woman murdered in a run-down Manhattan hotel.
    A father publicly beheaded in the blistering sun of Saudi Arabia.
    A man’s eyes stolen from his living body as he leaves a secret Syrian research laboratory.
    Smouldering human remains on a mountainside in the Hindu Kush.
    A plot to commit an appalling crime against humanity.
    One thread that binds them all.
    One man to take the journey.

  • Beloved Enemy by Eric Van Lustbader (paperback)

    The Secretary of Homeland Security has been shot dead at his home in Washington. The last man to see him alive was Special Agent Jack McClure.

    Secretary Dennis Paull has top-secret information. Information so sensitive it cost him his life. He knew about a mole in the US Government and tasked McClure is wanted for his murder.

    Jack is in a race against time. He must outrun the FBI, outrun the paid assassins on his trail, and find the real killer before he loses everything. And to do that he must confront Annika Dementieva, the woman he once loved but who is now his most deadly enemy…