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  • Hyperbole and a Half by Alexandra Brosh
    Hyperbole and a Half (English, Paperback) Alexandra Brosh

    Hilarious stories about life's mishaps from the creator of the immensely popular blog 'Hyperbole and a Half'. She tells fantastically funny, wise stories about the mishaps of her everyday life, with titles like 'Why Dogs Don't Understand Basic Concepts Like Moving' and 'The God of Cake'.

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  • Blood Brothers by Willy Russell
    Blood Brothers (English, Paperback) Willy Russell

    Twin brothers are seperated at birth because their mother cannot afford to keep them both. She gives one of them away to wealthy Mrs Lyons and they grow up as friends, in ignorance of their fraternity until the inevitable quarrel unleashes a blood-bath.

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  • Romeo and Juliet (No Fear Shakespeare) by SparkNotes
    Romeo and Juliet (No Fear Shakespeare) (English, Paperback) SparkNotes

    "The play plus a translation anyone can understand"--Cover.

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  • DNA (School Edition) by Dennis Kelly
    DNA (School Edition) (Paperback) Dennis Kelly

    A group of teenagers do something bad, really bad, then panic and cover the whole thing up. But when they find that the cover-up unites them and brings harmony to their otherwise fractious lives, where's the incentive to put things right? DNA is a poignant and, sometimes, hilarious tale with a very dark heart.

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  • A World of Difference by Lynda Prescott
    A World of Difference (English, Paperback) Lynda Prescott

    An international selection of 15 short stories by distinguished modern writers including Peter Carey, Zadie Smith and Bernard Malamud. Featuring the theme of 'difference', each story has something to say about cultural encounters, often arising from experiences of migration or uprooting. With biographic and photographic portraits.

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  • Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
    Meditations (English, Paperback) Marcus Aurelius

    A series of reflections, strongly influenced by Epictetus, which represent a Stoic outlook on life. It offers a range of fascinating spiritual reflections and exercises developed as the leader struggled to understand himself and make sense of the universe.

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  • The Ferryman by Jez Butterworth
    The Ferryman (Paperback) Jez Butterworth

    County Armagh, Northern Ireland, 1981. The Carney farmhouse is a hive of activity with preparations for the annual harvest. A day of hard work on the land and a traditional night of feasting and celebrations lie ahead. But this year they will be interrupted by a visitor.

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  • Othello by William Shakespeare
    Othello (English, Paperback) William Shakespeare

    Desdemona's love for Othello, the Moor, transcends racial prejudice; but the envious Iago conspires to devastate their lives. This novel renders racism, sexism, contested identities, and the savagery lurking within civilisation.

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  • Macbeth by William Shakespeare
    Macbeth (English, Paperback) William Shakespeare

    Encompasses witchcraft, bloody murder, and ghostly apparitions. This work tells the tragedy of a good, brave and honourable man turned into the personification of evil by the workings of unreasonable ambition.

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  • The Friendship Book 2019 2019
    The Friendship Book 2019 2019 (Hardback)

    With a different thought for every day of the year, The Friendship Book offers wisdom, comfort and humour to uplift, cheer and sustain. Accompanied by beautiful photographs, this inspirational anthology is a delight to dip into again and again.

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  • Into The Woods by John Yorke
    Into The Woods (Paperback) John Yorke

    Takes us on a journey to the heart of storytelling, revealing that there truly is a unifying shape to narrative forms - one that echoes the fairytale journey into the woods and, like any great art, comes from deep within.

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  • A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
    A Streetcar Named Desire (English, Paperback) Tennessee Williams

    Fading southern belle Blanche Dubois depends on the kindness of strangers and is adrift in the modern world. When she arrives to stay with her sister Stella in a crowded, boisterous corner of New Orleans, her delusions of grandeur bring her into conflict with Stella's crude, brutish husband Stanley.

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  • Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
    Romeo and Juliet (English, Paperback) William Shakespeare

    Love, sex and death are the components in this story of the love of two young people which reaches across the barriers of family and convention. It encompasses great love, high drama, low comedy and a tragic ending.

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  • The Tao of Pooh & The Te of Piglet by Benjamin Hoff
    The Tao of Pooh & The Te of Piglet (Paperback) Benjamin Hoff

    The Tao of Pooh & The Te of Piglet (Winnie-the-Pooh)

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  • Illustrated Norse Myths by Alex Frith
    Illustrated Norse Myths (Hardback) Alex Frith, Louie Stowell

    A brand-new collection of Viking myths that tell the story of the Norse gods from creation to the story of how the world will end, including Odin's quest for wisdom, the battles of Thor the thunder god, and the tale of Sigurd the Dragonslayer and the curs. Beautifully bound with head and tail bands and a ribbon marker.

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  • An Inspector Calls and Other Plays by J. B. Priestley
    An Inspector Calls and Other Plays (English, Paperback) J. B. Priestley

    Includes plays "An Inspector Calls", "Time and the Conways", "I Have Been Here Before", and "The Linden Tree".

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  • Lord of the Flies by Nigel Williams
    Lord of the Flies (English, Paperback) Nigel Williams

    the theatre lends itself particularly well to the ritualistic aspects of the story - chanting, dancing, marching, forming a circle round the victim, stamping out a fire .

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  • A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller
    A View from the Bridge (English, Paperback) Arthur Miller

    Eddie Carbone is a longshoreman and a straightforward man, with a strong sense of decency and of honour. For Eddie, it's a privilege to take in his wife's cousins, Marco and Rodolpho, straight off the boat from Italy.

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  • North by Seamus Heaney
    North (English, Paperback) Seamus Heaney

    Here the Irish experience is refracted through images drawn from different parts of the Northern European experience, and the idea of the north allows the poet to contemplate the violence on his home ground in relation to memories of the Scandinavian and English invasions which have marked Irish history so indelibly.

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  • Hamlet by William Shakespeare
    Hamlet (English, Paperback) William Shakespeare

    Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, Hamlet is not only one of Shakespeare's greatest plays, but also the most fascinatingly problematical tragedy in world literature.

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