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Whenever he is naughty, a young boy's mother threatens him with Mrs Cole, who appears to be a disreputable character living nearby in total chaos. One day he runs away from home and finds himself outside Mrs Cole's house. She invites him in and he discovers that Mrs Cole's noisy, kindly house is welcoming and warm and far from being frightening. 'Funny, touching and true' Sunday Telegraph 'One of the most outstanding young children's picture books for some time.' Financial Times
Comic retelling of the classic story. Hercules is the best at everything. He's the best at fighting, the best at running and the best at being good-looking. King Eury is jealous. He wants to get rid of Herc. So he sends him on a series of deadly missions. Will Herc be the best at surviving?
A remarkable and delightful book that shows how children are alike the world over, while at the same time celebrating the rich and interesting diversity of their ordinary lives.
An original and unique literary tour-de-force, HIS STORY - A Novel
Memoir - The Life and Times of Dick O'Toole is a blend of memoir,
faction, fiction, and radical social and political history that is
funny, tragic, playful, iconoclastic, and satirical. The
revelations are profound, the humour is black, and the style is a
Nigel Gray has breathed new life into an almost extinct literary form, the epistolatory novel. The time is 1988/1989. Adrian is trapped in Thatcher's Britain. Harri has flown to a new life in Australia. The contrast between the old world and the new is sharply drawn. The protagonists come alive in a very contemporary way, warts, muddle, desires, anxieties, jokes, differences and all. Full of contradictions, they show at times great insight and intelligence as well as revealing an immense capacity for self-delusion. Gradually the layers of their pasts are peeled away to reveal their secrets. These letters, so full of sharp wit, stunning imagery, political perception, and insight into the human condition are love letters, entertainments, poison darts, literary jousts, and cries for help and understanding all at the same time.Nigel Gray is an author acclaimed for his honesty and his compassion as well as for the clarity and elegance of his prose.
Tobacco: Science, Policy and Public Health Second Edition
comprehensively covers the science and policy issues relevant to
one of the major public health disasters of modern times. It pulls
together the aetiology and burden of the myriad of tobacco-related
diseases with the successes and failures of tobacco control
policies. The book looks at lessons learnt to help set health
policy for reducing the burden of tobacco-related diseases. It also
deals with the international public health policy issues which bear
on control of the problem of tobacco use and which vary between
Colin and Prill were looking forward to their summer holiday in Ireland, but almost from the moment they arrive, things start to go horribly wrong. This modern family on holiday awake memories of the Irish famine. Colin and Prill were looking forward to their summer holiday in Ireland, but almost from the moment they arrive, things start to go horribly wrong. Whilst Colin is plagued by a terrible smell, rising from the land as if from the land of the dead, Prill is visited by a strange creature creeping into her dreams. Who is she, and what does she want? Only cousin Oliver seems untouched by the danger. As the hot summer days continue, their terror mounts and their baby sister becomes critically ill. Oliver links the present horror with the terrible famine in Ireland of the 1840s - and he must bring about a reconciliation to save himself and his cousins. An atmospheric play which gradually builds the tension and will have the audience on the edge of their seats... The book contains a haunting playscript suitable for classwork and school production, accompanied by resources including background material and lively activities.
In the mean streets of New York prowls Shamus O'Mally. When Big Tom makes him an offer he can't refuse, he's soon hot on the trail of the stolen golden bullion. This is part of a series of simple stories designed for children who are just beginning to enjoy reading.
Darren is Sharon's boyfriend and he has promised to buy her a crunchy bar. When he fails to turn up for a date, however, she imagines all manner of extraordinary things that might have happened to him. Will Darren have a decent excuse for Sharon, or might he have ruined his chances?
Where is everybody? It's time to play. Lift the flaps to find the family in some very surprising places! Sunday morning. No school today. But where is everybody? Still in bed - and not the beds you might expect! The cat and kittens are in the laundry basket. The dog and puppies are in the cat's bed. And in the dog's bed? Baby brothers! There's only one bed where the right people are to be found - Mum and Dad's. So, come on everybody, that's where all the family's going to play!
This powerful novel set in a multi-racial street which erupts with emotion and violence. Sarah and Joe live with their Dad, and Sarah finds her friendship with Everton, her neighbour, is threatened. Nigel Gray, Smarties' Prize runner-up, has written a fast-moving story, topical and unforgettable.
First Published in 2017. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.
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