Ги де Мопассан Une Vie, a Piece of String and Other Stories

Ги де Мопассан Une Vie, a Piece of String and Other Stories

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Ottoline and the Yellow Cat

Ottoline and the Yellow Cat

Introducing Miss Ottoline Brown, an exceptionally inquisitive Mistress of Disguise, and her partner in crime, Mr. Munroe. No puzzle is ever too tricky for the two of them to solve . . . Ottoline lives in a stylish apartment in Big City with a small hairy creature called Mr. Munroe. Together they look after the Brown family's eclectic collections - and dabble in a spot of detective work. So they are the first to the scene of the crime when a string of high-society dog-nappings and jewel thefts hits Big City. Ottoline (who luckily has a diploma from the Who-R-U Academy of Disguise) and Mr. Munroe go undercover - and expose an ingenious scam masterminded by furry feline crook, the Yellow Cat. A quirky mystery-adventure which is perfectly packaged and highly collectable.

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Room on the Broom

Room on the Broom

"How the cat purred and how the witch grinned, As they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind." The witch and her cat fly happily over forests, rivers and mountains on their broomstick until a stormy wind blows away the witch's hat, bow and wand. Luckily, they are retrieved by a dog, a bird and a frog, who are all keen for a ride on the broom. It's a case of the more, the merrier, but the broomstick isn't used to such a heavy load and it's not long before...Snap! It breaks in two! And with a greedy dragon looking for a snack, the witch's animal pals better think fast. A very funny story of quick wits and friendship, The Room on the Broom is another smash hit from the unparalleled picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. This edition features the captivating classic story with a stunning, redesigned cover and beautiful finish, making it a must-have addition to the bookshelves of all Donaldson and Scheffler fans - big and small! Also available with redesigned covers are The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, The Snail and the Whale, The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, and A Squash and a Squeeze.

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17th-Century Men's Dress Patterns: 1600-1630

17th-Century Men's Dress Patterns: 1600-1630

A unique and definitive guide to the practical construction of men's seventeenth century fashion.This newest addition to the Victoria and Albert Museum’s series on historical dress patterns presents full instructions for the making of men’s historical garments in a technically accurate, visually exciting, step-by-step format. The book delves into the intricate detail of the techniques involved in historical tailoring and dressmaking. Scale patterns, precise construction diagrams, an abundance of informative details, and x-ray photographs that reveal the hidden structure of each piece are accompanied by color photography of the whole garment.Edited by the world’s leading authorities on historical tailoring, 17th-Century Men's Dress Patterns surveys the masculine wardrobe in England during the early seventeenth century. It features twelve chapters, each dedicated to one garment, including an ensemble of doublet and breeches, three doublets, a cloak, a hat, a night cap and a night-cap liner, a picadil, a pair of mittens, a sword girdle and hangers, and a linen stocking. Chapters on tailoring, dressing and inventories of men’s dress provide key historical context. Like its predecessors, this book promises to be a unique resource for costume designers, dress and social historians, students, and fashion enthusiasts alike.300 color photographs and 800 line drawings.

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J. F. Cooper Miles Wallingford: Volume 12

J. F. Cooper Miles Wallingford: Volume 12

James Fenimore Cooper was a prolific and popular American writer of the first half of the 19th century. His historical romances of frontier and Indian life in the early American days created a unique form of American literature. Miles Wallingfordis a classic Cooper's sea adventure novel about merchant mariners and serves as a sequel to the sea adventure classic, "Afloat and Ashore".

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Tennessee Williams: A Streetcar Named Desire / Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Tennessee Williams: A Streetcar Named Desire / Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof are major plays by Tennessee Williams, one of America's most significant dramatists. They both received landmark productions and are widely-studied and performed around the world. The plays have also inspired popular screen adaptations and have generated a body of important and lasting scholarship. In this indispensable Reader's Guide, Thomas P. Adler: • charts the development of the criticism surrounding both works, from the mid-twentieth century through to the present day;• provides a readable assessment of the key debates and issues; • examines a range of theoretical approaches from biographical and New Criticism to feminist and queer theory. In so doing, Adler helps us to appreciate why these plays continue to fascinate readers, theatregoers and directors alike.

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J. K. Jerome Diary of a Pilgrimage

J. K. Jerome Diary of a Pilgrimage

Jerome Klapka Jerome was an English writer and humourist. "Diary of a Pilgrimage" is a story of a journey to see the famous Passion Play at Oberammergau, which has been performed every ten years since 1634. The book is a witty account of this journey, part travelogue and part social commentary.

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J. Conrad A Smile of Fortune

J. Conrad A Smile of Fortune

Joseph Conrad was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language. Though he did not speak English fluently until his twenties, he was a master prose stylist who brought a non-English sensibility into English literature. His story A Smile of Fortune is a masterly tale of misplaced loyalty, family feuds, and illicit bargaining. Embarking in the tropics, a ship's captain makes the instant acquaintance of a seemingly genial Mr. Jacobus and his irritable brother.

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Olga Kholodova Funny little animals. For friends and girlfriends

Olga Kholodova Funny little animals. For friends and girlfriends

A good book about the exciting adventures of the funny animals: bunnies, hedgehogs, a goose, a pig, a dog and a cat – will be interesting to young readers.

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