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Pandemic 1918: The Story of the Deadliest Influenza in History

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by Arnold, Catharine
In the dying months of World War I, Spanish flu suddenly overwhelmed the world, killing between 50 and 100 million people. German soldiers termed it Blitzkatarrh, British soldiers called it Flanders Grippe, but globally the pandemic gained the notorious title of 'Spanish Flu'. Nowhere escaped this common enemy: in Britain, 250,000 people died, in the United States it was 750,000, five times its total mili...
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I am a Wonder Woman: Inspiring activities to try. Incredible women to discover.

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by Nowak, Ellen
An inspirational look at some of the most amazing women in history, complete with creative fill-in elements to spark imagination. Every page of this book is filled with aspirational and astounding stories about the most influential women to have ever lived. What's more, readers can step into the lives of these inspirational figures with unique activities, creative questions to answer and captivating topics ...
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Star to Star

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by Moore, Gareth, B.Sc, M.Phil, Ph.D
Discover the night sky with 29 dot to dots, each showcasing a beautiful artistic interpretation of a constellation. Including the twelve zodiac signs and a enchanting selection of Ancient Greek constellations, each page is accompanied by a fascinating overview of the history, astronomy and myths associated with each starry arrangement. This wonderful collection is sure to engage puzzlers and night sky enthu...
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The Accidental Apostrophe: ... And Other Misadventures in Punctuation

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by Taggart, Caroline
Sunday Times bestselling author Caroline Taggart takes her usual gentle and gently humorous approach to punctuation, pointing out what really matters and what doesn't. In Roman times, blocks of text were commonly written just as blocks without even wordspacingnevermindpunctuation to help the reader to interpret them. Orators using such texts as notes for a speech would prepare carefully so that they were fa...
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When the Earth Was Flat: All the Bits of Science We Got Wrong

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by Donald, Graeme
From pseudoscience to incorrect assumptions and unfounded belief, science hasn't always been right. Contrary to recent debate on the internet, nowadays we are fairly confident that the earth is not flat and that we are in fact inhabitants of a spherical planet. However, this was not always the case, with a widespread belief that if you reached the horizon, you would simply fall off into space. Along with ...
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Colossal City Count: Add Up All of the Animals, Objects and People to Solve Each Scene

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by Rowland, Andy
A fun and exciting way for children to practise their counting skills, Colossal City Count will take readers on a journey around the world's most exciting destinations, from Tokyo and Venice, to Amsterdam, Istanbul and many more.
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Portillo's Hidden History of Britain

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by Portillo, Michael
Discover the hidden history of Britain through the stories of its 'lost' or abandoned places and buildings. Portillo's Secret History of Britain presents a compelling and wonderfully evocative history of Britain through the stories of its `lost' or abandoned buildings. The chapters cover a variety of historical themes: Crime and Punishment, Health and Medicine, Defence and Warfare, and Entertainment and Le...
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The Map Colouring Book

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by Natalie Hughes
This poster-size Map Colouring Book helps children learn about the world as they colour in the countries, animals, artefacts people and famous sights.
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Numberland: The World in Numbers

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by Symons, Mitchell
The world is full of fascinating facts and statistics, but presented without context and in no particular order they can be overwhelming. Numberland: The World in Numbers interprets the world around us through numbers, breaking the most amazing and revealing of facts down to their bare bones. For example, did you know that the average eyelash lasts five months? That 400 quarter-pound hamburgers can be made ...
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The Customer's Always Wrong: Stupid Things Shoppers Say

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by Tibballs, Geoff
Customers do say the dumbest things, and this hilarious book contains a whole host of crass, stupid and just plain odd requests and queries heard on the high street. Featuring laugh out loud remarks from coffee shops and supermarkets to bars and bookshops, read safely in the knowledge that you would never make the same embarrassing errors (would you?), as The Customer's Always Wrong illustrates just how s...
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On This Day in History

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by Donald, Graeme
The abandoned Mary Celeste is mysteriously found drifting in the mid-Atlantic; Mozart is buried in an unmarked communal grave; and Prohibition in America is brought to an end. Although separated by centuries, these events all share the same anniversary: 5 December. On This Day in History looks back at all 365 days of the year and provides short, riveting entries on the most significant events in history tha...
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A History of the World in Numbers

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by Marriott, Emma
The history of our world can be told through numbers. Numbers can illuminate the broad sweep of history, from vast movements of populations and the expansion of empires to the effects of technological achievements or climatic change. They also allow us to drill into the real detail of history, from the page count, the cost and the time it took to produce the Gutenberg Bible (the West's first mass-produced b...
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Green and Pleasant Land: Best-Loved Poems of the British Countryside

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by Sampson, Ana
Our rolling fields and verdant countryside have ever inspired some of the finest verse by our most cherished poets, and the very best are brought together in this thoughtful and enjoyable collection. Green and Pleasant Land features such best-loved poets as Keats, Larkin, Shakespeare, Hopkins and Wordsworth, who effortlessly conjure relaxing and nostalgic images of a better time and place. Be transported to...
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One for Sorrow

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by Rhodes Chloe
Many of the popular, often prophetic, phrases that we use on a day-to-day basis have their roots in traditional folklore. For example: 'One swallow doesn't make a summer'; 'March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb'; and, 'One for sorrow, two for joy'. Such common idioms are familiar to most people, but their history and origins are far from well known. However, in "One for Sorrow" readers will di...
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English Village

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by Wainwright Mart
The village remains a quintessential and much-loved treasure of the English countryside. This rural idyll has inspired generations of great poets, novelists and artists including the likes of Constable, Hardy, Wordsworth, as well as providing the picturesque setting for modern TV series such as "Lark Rise to Candleford and Cranford". "The English Village" celebrates all that is unique and loved about a typi...
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Seeing The Bigger Picture: Global Infographics

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by Cock-Starkey Claire
Ever wondered whether more people own a car in England than in France, or which country gives the most to charity? Not a day goes by without such facts and figures being quoted in the media for us all to ponder or discuss at the pub. "Seeing the Bigger Picture" is jam-packed with fascinating statistics about countries the world over. Each chart displays information using illustrated visuals, rather than dry...
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Rosie's War

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by Rosemary Say
This is the paperback edition of the extraordinary and genuine account of Rosemary Say - a courageous young Englishwoman whose emigration to France in 1939 led her to suffer the horrors of life under the Nazis. Rosie, a young Englishwoman from a comfortable middle-class background, left her London home in 1939 to work as an au pair in Avignon in the South of France. Even the outbreak of war later that year ...
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Out Of India

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by Michael Foss
Born in India in 1937, Michael Foss' childhood was spent between the cold, grey austerity of Britain under threat, and the brightly lit and teeming vitality of wartime India. Here, beautifully evoked, is a childhood spent amongst grudging and unloving English relations; a sufferance of cruelly harsh schooling, a bleak, dank landscape; and a sense of permanent cold and a savage hunger even for dreadful food....
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Where's Santa?

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by Whelon, Chuck
He's making a list, he's checking it twice ...Santa's preparations for Christmas are going well - until his elves go missing! Santa launches a global search, and the hunt is on to find the cheeky helpers in time to save Christmas. Can you spot Santa and his ten elves on each delightfully detailed, hilarious scene?
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I Should Know That: Great Britain: Everything You (and the Prime Minister) Really Should Know About GB

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by Marriott, Emma
I Should Know That: Great Britain covers a range of key topics on our fair land, including essential British history (Magna Carta, the Great Reform Act etc.), the current political and legal system (when can a magistrate decide whether a person is guilty or innocent?), migration to Britain, women's rights (when did married women gain the right to retain ownership of money and property?), geography (what's t...
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