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His Dark Materials: Northern Lights (Gift Edition) (Paperback): Philip Pullman His Dark Materials: Northern Lights (Gift Edition) (Paperback)
Philip Pullman; Illustrated by Melissa Castrillon 1
R337 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Save R122 (36%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The first volume in Philip Pullman's groundbreaking HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy, now a thrilling, critically acclaimed BBC/HBO television series. First published in 1995, and acclaimed as a modern masterpiece, this first book in the series won the UK's top awards for children's literature. "Without this child, we shall alldie." Lyra Belacqua and her animal daemon live half-wild and carefree among scholars of Jordan College, Oxford. The destiny that awaits her will take her to the frozen lands of the Arctic, where witch-clans reign and ice-bears fight. Her extraordinary journey will have immeasurable consequences far beyond her own world... This gift edition has a beautiful cover from celebrated illustrator, Melissa Castrillon.

Northern Lights (Paperback): Philip Pullman Northern Lights (Paperback)
Philip Pullman; Illustrated by Chris Wormell 1
R256 R194 Discovery Miles 1 940 Save R62 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The first volume in Philip Pullman's groundbreaking HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy, now a thrilling, critically acclaimed BBC/HBO television series. First published in 1995, and acclaimed as a modern masterpiece, this first book in the series won the UK's top awards for children's literature. "Without this child, we shall all die." Lyra Belacqua and her animal daemon live half-wild and carefree among scholars of Jordan College, Oxford. The destiny that awaits her will take her to the frozen lands of the Arctic, where witch-clans reign and ice-bears fight. Her extraordinary journey will have immeasurable consequences far beyond her own world... This edition has a beautiful cover from celebrated artist, Chris Wormell.

The Amber Spyglass (Paperback): Philip Pullman The Amber Spyglass (Paperback)
Philip Pullman; Illustrated by Chris Wormell 1
R260 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R62 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The third volume in Philip Pullman's groundbreaking HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy, now a thrilling, critically acclaimed BBC/HBO television series. "We're going to the land of the dead and we're going to come back." Will and Lyra, whose fates are bound together by powers beyond their own worlds, have been violently separated. But they must find each other, for ahead of them lies the greatest war that has ever been - and a journey to a dark place from which no one has ever returned... this edition has a stunning cover from celebrated artist, Chris Wormell.

The Subtle Knife (Paperback): Philip Pullman The Subtle Knife (Paperback)
Philip Pullman; Illustrated by Chris Wormell 1
R250 R187 Discovery Miles 1 870 Save R63 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The second volume in Philip Pullman's groundbreaking HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy, now a thrilling, critically acclaimed BBC/HBO series. "What is he? A friend, or an enemy?" "He is a murderer." Will has just killed a man. He's on the run. His escape will take him far beyond his own world, to the eerie disquiet of a deserted city, and to a girl, Lyra. Her fate is strangely linked to his own, and together they must find the most powerful weapon in all the worlds... this edition has a stunning cover by celebrated artist, Chris Wormell.

Impostors (Paperback): Scott Westerfeld Impostors (Paperback)
Scott Westerfeld 1
R253 R191 Discovery Miles 1 910 Save R62 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

With Impostors, master storyteller Scott Westerfeld returns with a new series set in the world of his mega-bestselling Uglies - a world full of twist and turns, rebellion and intrigue, where any wrong step could be Frey's last Frey and Rafi are inseparable . . . two edges of the same knife. But Frey's very existence is a secret. Frey is Rafi's twin sister - and her body double. Their powerful father has many enemies, and the world has grown dangerous as the old order falls apart. So while Rafi was raised to be the perfect daughter, Frey has been taught to kill. Her only purpose is to protect her sister, to sacrifice herself for Rafi if she must. When her father sends Frey in Rafi's place as collateral in a precarious deal, she becomes the perfect impostor-as poisedand charming as her sister. But Col, the son of a rival leader, is getting close enough tospot the killer inside her. As the deal starts to crumble, Frey must decide if she can trust him with the truth . . . and if she can risk becoming her own person. A storming return to the Uglies universe from the always-surprising Scott Westerfeld. What's real? What's not?It's up to you to decide... First in a brilliant new series set in the dark world of Uglies A gripping story of sisterhood, danger, rebellion and intrigue Explores sweeping ethical questions about the future of science Please note this book contains mature content more suitable for older readers.

Grenade (Paperback): Alan Gratz Grenade (Paperback)
Alan Gratz 1
R219 R165 Discovery Miles 1 650 Save R54 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

It's 1945, and the world is in the grip of war. Hideki lives with his family on the island of Okinawa, near Japan. When the Second World War crashes onto his shores, Hideki is drafted to fight for the Japanese army. He is handed a grenade and a set of instructions: Don't come back until you've killed an American soldier. Ray, a young American Marine, has just landed onOkinawa. This is Ray's first-ever battle, and he doesn't know what to expect -- or if he'll make it out alive. All he knows that the enemy is everywhere. Hideki and Ray each fight their way across the island, surviving heart-pounding ambushes and dangerous traps. Butthen the two of them collide in the middle of the battle... And choices they make in that single instant will change everything. Alan Gratz, New York Times bestselling author of Refugee, returns with this high-octane story of how fear and war tear us apart, but how hope and redemption tie us together. Reviews for Refugee: "An absolute must read for people of all ages" - Hannah Greendale, Goodreads "Like RJ Palacio's Wonder, this book should be mandatory reading..." - Skip, Goodreads "I liked how the book linked history with adventure, and combined to make a realistic storyline for all three characters" - AJH, aged 11, Toppsta

Home Again: Stories About Coming Home From War (Paperback): Tony Bradman, Jim Eldridge, Emily Hibbs, E. L. Norry Home Again: Stories About Coming Home From War (Paperback)
Tony Bradman, Jim Eldridge, Emily Hibbs, E. L. Norry 1
R327 R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Save R55 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

HOME AGAIN tells twelve moving tales of homecoming, centred around VE Day. With a foreword by Forces Sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn. Produced in partnership with The Royal British Legion for the 75th anniversary of VE Day. A child evacuee, a Bletchley Park codebreaker, a rebel fighter, an Indian Army soldier... Each inspiring and authentic story helps to bring the end of World War Two into focus. Every story is followed by a fact file, packed with detail on different parts of the war. Stories written by Bali Rai, Leila Rasheed, Tony Bradman, Jim Eldridge, E.L. Norry and Emily Hibbs. 50p per paperback from the sale of HOME AGAIN in the UK will be paid to Royal British Legion Trading Limited which gives its taxable profits to The Royal British Legion (Charity no. 219279).

Shatter City (Paperback): Scott Westerfeld Shatter City (Paperback)
Scott Westerfeld 1
R253 R191 Discovery Miles 1 910 Save R62 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Return to the stunning world of IMPOSTORS in this new book by global bestselling author Scott Westerfeld. When the world sees Frey, they think they see her twin sister Rafi. Frey was raised to be Rafi's double, and now she's taken onthe role . . . without anyone else knowing. Her goal? To destroy the forces that created her. But with the world watching and a rebellion rising, Frey is forced into a detour. Suddenly she is stranded on her own in Paz, a city where many of the citizens attempt to regulate their emotions through an interface on their arms. Paz is an easy place to get lost . . . and also an easy place to lose yourself. As the city comes under a catastrophic attack, Frey must leave the shadows and enter the chaos of warfare - because there is no other way for her to find her missing sister and have her revenge against her murderous father.

Allies (Paperback): Alan Gratz Allies (Paperback)
Alan Gratz 1
R220 R167 Discovery Miles 1 670 Save R53 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From Alan Gratz, the highly acclaimed, New York Times bestselling author of the blockbuster Refugee, comes a thrilling new multi-perspective novel, this time centered around D-Day. D-Day, June 6, 1944: the most expansive military endeavor in history. No less than world cooperation would bring down Hitler and the Axis powers. And so people -- and kids -- across the globe lent their part. From the young US soldiers in the boats to spies in the French countryside, the coordination of thousands came together. Alan Gratz, author of the New York Times bestselling Refugee, explores the necessity of teamwork and heroism in dismantling tyranny in this epic, yet personal, look at D-Day in time for the 75th anniversary of the operation.

His Dark Materials: Northern Lights (Paperback): Philip Pullman His Dark Materials: Northern Lights (Paperback)
Philip Pullman; Illustrated by Chris Wormell 1
R175 Discovery Miles 1 750 Ships in 7 - 10 working days

THE BOOK BEHIND THE BBC SERIES 'HIS DARK MATERIALS' - nowwith a TV tie-in cover "Without this child, we shall all die." Lyra Belacqua and her animal daemon live half-wild and carefree among scholars of Jordan College, Oxford. The destiny that awaits her will take her to the frozen lands of the Arctic, where witch-clans reign and ice-bears fight. Her extraordinary journey will have immeasurable consequences far beyond her own world... The first volume in Philip Pullman's incredible HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy.

D-Day - Untold stories of the Normandy Landings inspired by 20 real-life people (Hardcover): Michael Noble D-Day - Untold stories of the Normandy Landings inspired by 20 real-life people (Hardcover)
Michael Noble; Illustrated by Alexander Mostov 1
R432 R321 Discovery Miles 3 210 Save R111 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Relive the events of June 6, 1944 through eye witness accounts that describe 20 real-life stories from the D-Day landings. This book - which presents collated photographs, personal accounts and testimonies from all sides with full-page illustrations dramatizing individual roles - brings a key moment in history to life for young readers hearing about the event for the first time, as we commemorate its 75th anniversary. Meet: Company Sergeant Major Stanley Hollis, the only person to receive the Victoria Cross for their actions that day Lt. Richard Winter, among the first to be parachuted into action (as depicted in Band of Brothers) American journalist Martha Gellhorn, the only woman known to have been present, after disguising herself as a stretcher bearer As well as a host of other inspiring individuals who each played an important part in the turning point of World War II From those involved in reconnaissance, planning and logistics, espionage and development of new technology, through to the military units involved in the invasion and landings, and the subsequent phases of the invasion, this authentic retelling provides a view from every angle of the action.

Sticker: First World War (Paperback, New Edition): Struan Reid Sticker: First World War (Paperback, New Edition)
Struan Reid; Illustrated by Emi Ordas 1
R150 R118 Discovery Miles 1 180 Save R32 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

This fascinating book introduces readers to some of the men and women who took part in the First World War. The book covers everyone from the soldiers, sailors and pilots to the female factory workers supporting the war effort at home and the doctors, nurses and ambulance drivers in the field hospitals behind the front line.

Horrible Handbook (Hardcover): Terry Deary Horrible Handbook (Hardcover)
Terry Deary 1
R301 R200 Discovery Miles 2 000 Save R101 (34%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An irresistibly brilliant full-colour souvenir for fans of Horrible Histories, the Movie: Rotten Romans - the first official Horrible Histories film, releasing 26 July 2019! The Horrible Handbook is the ideal horriblyhilarious guide to the characters, settings and story behind Horrible Histories, the Movie: Rotten Romans. You'll love meeting Atti and Orla and discovering everything there is to know about their extraordinary adventure in Roman Britain. Horrible Histories, the Movie: Rotten Romans is the first feature adaptation of the bestselling children's history book series, directed by Dominic Brigstocke. WHO IS IN THE MOVIE? Sebastian Croft (young Ned Stark, Game of Thrones) and Emilia Jones (Anne Cromwell, Wolf Hall) staras Atti and Orla, alongside an all-star cast including: Nick Frost Craig Roberts Kim Cattrall Kate Nash Rupert Graves Alex Macqueen Derek Jacobi - reprising his role as Claudius.

Poppy Field (Hardcover): Michael Morpurgo Poppy Field (Hardcover)
Michael Morpurgo; Illustrated by Michael Foreman 1
R420 R308 Discovery Miles 3 080 Save R112 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A new illustrated story celebrating the poppy's history. Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman have teamedup with the Royal British Legion to tell an original story that explains the meaning behind the poppy. In Flanders' fields, young Martens knows his family's story, for it is as precious as the faded poem hanging in their home. From a poor girl comforting a grieving soldier, to an unexpected meeting of strangers, to a father's tragic death many decades after treaties were signed, war has shaped Martens's family in profoundways - it is their history as much as any nation's. They remember. They grieve. They honour the past. This book also includes a full-colour, illustrated afterword that explains the history that inspired the story. 1 per hardback from the sale of POPPY FIELD in the UK will be paid to Royal British Legion Trading Limited which gives its taxable profits to The Royal British Legion (Charity no. 219279)

Rotten Romans and Cut-throat Celts (Paperback): Terry Deary Rotten Romans and Cut-throat Celts (Paperback)
Terry Deary; Illustrated by Martin Brown 1
R321 R211 Discovery Miles 2 110 Save R110 (34%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The real story of the rotten Romans and cut-throat Celts - for those who can stomach it! Go back into the really rotten times of the Romans, where there were beastly battles, deadly doctors and marvellous myths. Discover what Roman soldiers wore under their kilts, how ancient Britons got their hair nice and how Romans told the future with dead chickens. This brand-new edition of the bestselling books by Terry Dearycelebrates the release of Horrible Histories, The Movie: Rotten Romans, in cinemas 2019.

Blackout! (Paperback): Tony Bradman Blackout! (Paperback)
Tony Bradman 1
R152 R116 Discovery Miles 1 160 Save R36 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A gripping first-hand account of life back home during World War Two. Britain has been fighting the Second World War for five years and, with his father away serving in the navy, Jimmy feelsresponsible for looking after his mother and sister. But when he loses track of time at the cinema, Jimmy finds himself in real trouble. It's dark and the sirens are blaring - it's a bombing raid! Forced to spend the night in a shelter, when he finally gets home, there's no home to go to. The house has been bombed out and his mother and sister are nowhere to be found. How will Jimmy survive alone on the dangerous streets of London? And will he ever find his family? BOOKS IN THE SERIES Blackout (WW2) Coming Home (WWI) Escape From Pompeii Freedom (slavery) Independence (Ireland 1920) Plague Titanic

Terrible Trenches Field Book (Hardcover): Terry Deary Terrible Trenches Field Book (Hardcover)
Terry Deary; Illustrated by Martin Brown 1
R421 R310 Discovery Miles 3 100 Save R111 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Puts the Terrible Trenches in a whole new light! Withfact file fold-outs, trench letters and much, much more. This commemorative guide to life on the Front Line marks 100 years since the end of the war with full-colour illustrations and paper novelty elements. From foul food to coping with legions of lice - discover all the dire details of life in the blood and mud of the First World War trenches. Want to know . . . how your own wee could save your life? which animals wore gas masks? why Big Bertha terrified the Brits? How would YOU survive? Get the facts - from both sides of the barbed wire - in this immersive and fascinating guide to the First World War from Horrible Histories duo, author, Terry Deary and illustrator, Martin Brown.

Churchill: His Finest Hours (Paperback): Alan MacDonald Churchill: His Finest Hours (Paperback)
Alan MacDonald; Illustrated by Clive Goddard 1
R184 R139 Discovery Miles 1 390 Save R45 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

You've probably heard of Winston Churchill... He's the one who raised his fingers in a V sign and smoked a massive cigar. But do you want to know more? INSIDE: Get to know the man behind the cigar in Winston's secret diary! Re-live events of the century in The Winston Weekly! Read how Winston led Britain to victory in the Second World War!

Special Forces Cadets 4: Ruthless (Paperback): Chris Ryan Special Forces Cadets 4: Ruthless (Paperback)
Chris Ryan 1
R170 R134 Discovery Miles 1 340 Save R36 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The ghettos of Colombia are crawling with street kids. They have nothing, and are forced into lives of crime in order to get enough to eat. Their life expectancies are short, not least because the Colombian authorities allow paramilitaries to shoot them like rats.

But it's with the street kids of Colombia that the cadets must become embedded. Some of these kids have been recruited by the Colombian cartels. The cartels are causing untold misery, both in Colombia and on the streets of the UK. The cadets must befriend the cartel kids in the hope that they will lead them into the heart of the drug lords' empire.

But when you head into the lion's den, you must expect to be bitten. The cartel chiefs are the most ruthless people in the world, and they do not take kindly to the infiltration of their secret, violent world . . .

My Friend the Enemy (Paperback, 2 Ed): Dan Smith My Friend the Enemy (Paperback, 2 Ed)
Dan Smith 1
R222 R168 Discovery Miles 1 680 Save R54 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Summer, 1941. For Peter, the war is a long way away, being fought by a faceless enemy, marching across places he's never seen. Until the night it comes to him. A German plane is shot down over the woods that his Dad looked after, before he went off to fight. Peter rushes to the crash site to find something exciting to keep. But what he finds instead is someone: a young and injured German airman. The enemy. Here. And in trouble. Suddenly, helping him seems like the right thing to do ... An exciting and thought-provoking World War 2 adventure from acclaimed author Dan Smith.

Ultimate Military Machines: Submarines (Paperback): Tim Cooke Ultimate Military Machines: Submarines (Paperback)
Tim Cooke
R270 R235 Discovery Miles 2 350 Save R35 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Submarines lurk unseen beneath the waves. They circle the globe, even sailing beneath the North Pole. This silent patrol can be deadly. Modern submarines are launch platforms for long-range missiles that can be armed with nuclear warheads. But sailing under the water places unique demands on vessels and their crews. Find out about leading submarines from around the world - including their technical specifications. Learn about the history of submarines - from their first use - through incredible developments, right up to the latest, cleverest machines around today. Ultimate Military Machines delves into the incredible world of fighting machines and takes an upclose look at the latest technology used by the army, navy and air forces today. Each title takes an indepth look at one type of military vehicle - from its first use in warfare up to recent conflicts.

Ultimate Military Machines: Tanks (Paperback): Tim Cooke Ultimate Military Machines: Tanks (Paperback)
Tim Cooke
R270 R235 Discovery Miles 2 350 Save R35 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Tanks are the most feared of all land weapons. Main battle tanks are heavily armoured but fast, and their main guns fire explosive shells that can destroy virtually any target - including other tanks. This book reveals just what makes tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles (AFVs) such formidable weapons on the battlefield. Find out about leading tanks from around the world - including their technical specifications. Learn about the history of tanks - from their first use in World War I through incredible developments, right up to the latest, cleverest machines around today. Ultimate Military Machines delves into the incredible world of fighting machines and takes an up-close look at the latest technology used by the army, navy and air forces today. Each title takes an indepth look at one type of military vehicle - from its first use in warfare up to recent conflicts.

Ultimate Military Machines: Warships (Paperback): Tim Cooke Ultimate Military Machines: Warships (Paperback)
Tim Cooke
R269 R234 Discovery Miles 2 340 Save R35 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From wooden Greek galleys to vast battleships bristling with huge guns, warships have provided vital defense for nations around the globe. Throughout history, warships have become faster, stronger - and ever more deadly. This book follows the history of warships from the iron-clad vessels used in the American Civil War to today's gigantic aircraft carriers that can accommodate for over 60 fighter jets.

Our Castle by the Sea (Paperback): Lucy Strange Our Castle by the Sea (Paperback)
Lucy Strange 1
R120 Discovery Miles 1 200 Ships in 7 - 10 working days

From the bestselling author of THE SECRET OF NIGHTINGALE WOOD comes an exciting wartime mystery entwined with magic and myth ... 'A beautiful story.' KIRAN MILLWOOD HARGRAVE, author of The Girl of Ink & Stars '[A] mesmerising second novel' THE TELEGRAPH 'A poignant and uplifting tale packed with adventure, atmosphere and intriguing characters.' MAIL ON SUNDAY England is at war. Growing up in a lighthouse, Pet's world has been one of storms, secret tunnels and stories about sea monsters. But now the clifftops are a terrifying battleground, and her family is torn apart. This is the story of a girl who is small, afraid and unnoticed. A girl who freezes with fear at the enemy planes ripping through the skies overhead. A girl who is somehow destined to become part of the strange, ancient legend of the Daughters of Stone ...

Frightful First World War (Paperback): Terry Deary, Martin Brown Frightful First World War (Paperback)
Terry Deary, Martin Brown 1
R181 R136 Discovery Miles 1 360 Save R45 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Refreshed, renewed, reloaded! All the foulfacts about the Frightful First World War are ready to uncover, including: what the 'Fat King' did with food scraps and dead horses, how sniffing your own pee could save your life in a gas attack and why a pair of old socks gave away top German secrets. Refreshed with a fantastic new design, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. With shiny foil cover

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