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The follow up to My Family and Other Animals and the second book in The Corfu Trilogy, the beloved books that inspired ITV’s television series The Durrells.
In this second collection of tales concerning the Durrell family on the island of Corfu, young Gerry continues to be captivated by the fascinating flora and fauna of their adopted home – much to the bemusement and upset of his long suffering siblings and mother.
Whether it’s lamp fishing by night or roving the countryside with his mentor…
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An adrenaline-fuelled exposé of life inside the tech bubble, Chaos Monkeys lays bare the secrets, power plays and lifestyle excesses of the visionaries, grunts, sociopaths, opportunists and money cowboys who are revolutionising our world. Written by startup CEO and industry provocateur Antonio García Martínez, this is Liar’s Poker meets The Social Network.
Computer engineers use ‘chaos monkey’ software to wreak havoc and test system robustness. Similarly,…
This is the official book that inspired the film The Imitation Game, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, and which has received eight Oscar nominations, including: Best film; Best Actor in a Leading Role; Best Supporting Actress; Best Adapted Screenplay; and Alan Turing was the mathematician whose cipher-cracking transformed the Second World War. Taken on by British Intelligence in 1938, as a shy young Cambridge don, he combined brilliant logic with a flair for engineering….
The fifth volume of memoirs from the author who inspired the BBC series All Creatures Great and Small
During his decades spent as a country vet in Yorkshire, James Herriot has seen huge advances in medical science, technological leaps, and a world irrevocably changed by war. Yet some things have always stayed the same – gruff farmers, hypochondriac pet owners, and animals that never do quite what you expect them to. From a green young man in his first job in the 1930s, to an experienced…
For almost half a century H. G. Wells was an international phenomenon, the only writer of his time who could command an audience with both Roosevelt and Stalin.
His circle of friends included George Bernard Shaw, Rudyard Kipling, G. K. Chesterton, Somerset Maugham and, of course, the young Rebecca West, with whom he had a long-term affair — perhaps the most tempestuous and sparkling literary liaison of the century. Equally illustrious was his circle of enemies, including the indomitable…
Which dinosaur is as big as an elephant? Can you spot a dinosaur in the sky? And who made those big footprints? Lift the flaps to go on a dinosaur adventure! Meet several dinosaur characters and learn first words and fun facts in this brilliant, entertaining book. Bloomsbury’s Lift and Look board books are packed full of large cut-out flaps, especially designed for little hands. They also feature bright and beautiful illustrations and fun, engaging text which children will adore. Available…