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Welcome to wonderful Wigworth! A magical place where lots of fantabulous things happen. Your guide to this whimsical world is youn...g Eric, who will introduce you to his many friends who live in the village and in the woods beyond.There are all kinds of extraordinary happenings in Wigworth - Savoy the Squirrel's birthday party, exciting visits to the circus and adventures to discover the flower changer at Buxton Barrow. When Eric's Aunt Clarissa comes to visit, there is fun and excitement aplenty.Wigworth is home to many friends and when their world is threatened, they all join together to save an enchanting way of life.So all you need to do is pack your colourful imagination in your travel case and join Eric and his friends on their fantastical journey. read more

Austin
$35.95 $32.08

Born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan, Niloufer's love for food combined with extensive world travel from a young age inspired her ...to experiment with world cuisines. Niloufer gave her first cooking class to a group of school girls at the age of 17; loving the opportunity to meet new people who share her passion for food, she has gone on to give many, many more cooking classes in Dubai, UK, and Canada - where she has lived for the past 15 years with her family. In 2013, Niloufer decided to start a recipe blog Niloufer's Kitchen where she loves to share old and new culinary creations to a following of 100,000 from around the world. Author of 10 e-cookbooks, she also writes for the Huffington Post, assorted magazines and journals from around the world. read more

Austin
$29.95 $17.20

The Kingdom of Puli tells the tale of three generations of the Royal Puli Family. The Pulies are a highly intelligent species that... are dog-like in appearance. The Kingdom of Puli is a magical place, mystical horses fly across the sky and gladiators perform battles in the Great Arena. The Royal Family of Puli have magical powers, which are bestowed on them by the highest wizard. They are only allowed to use their magic for good not evil. Any Puli caught practicing evil is banished to Togo: a dark horrible swampland on the borders of the Kingdom. The story begins when the Evil Warlock casts a spell on Prince Ceaser and turns him into an ordinary dog. Then he locks him in an old chest and transports him to earth. A little girl called Lilly finds the chest in her garden shed. Lilly enters in the magical world of adventure and friendship with the Pulies. This spans over three generations of her family. They accompany the Puli princes on exciting quests to save the kingdom from being destroyed by the Evil Warlock. These dangerous quests send them back in time to the medieval England, the Crimean War and to Togo; as they have to bring back important objects that belonged to famous historical figures; for Wizard Merlin to use in a spell to save the kingdom. The reader will be introduced to all the colourful characters from the Kingdom of Puli; Wizard Merlin, General Hercules, King Brutus, Queen Allegra and many others. It is an old fashioned tale of good versus evil that will keep the reader gripped to the story from start to finish. We allow them into the secret kingdom of Puli that is hidden above the clouds where magic exists. Open the book and be transported to a faraway kingdom... read more

Austin
$13.95

Tilly the tiger loves her jungle home.There's lush green trees and golden sand.But today it is just TOO HOT! All the water in her ...lake has dried up!Join Tilly as she searches for water and meets some new friends along the way! read more

Austin
$13.95

In the green Java Jungle, far far away,comes Kancil, the mouse deer, in the dim light of day,to roam through the forest, eating sh...rubs, shoots and leaves,in addition to fruits, which have fallen from trees. But Harimou the tiger is watching Kancil. Watching and waiting to pounce... read more

Austin
$47.95

Furry friends like Edward Bear love all the same things children love - from going to the beach and dressing up. To Easter egg hun...ts and Christmas stockings. Edward Bear even helps with a new baby in the family. Join him in these stories of Edward Bear. read more

Austin
$27.95

Born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan, Niloufer's love for food combined with extensive world travel from a young age inspired her ...to experiment with world cuisines. Niloufer gave her first cooking class to a group of school girls at the age of 17; loving the opportunity to meet new people who share her passion for food, she has gone on to give many, many more cooking classes in Dubai, UK, and Canada - where she has lived for the past 15 years with her family. In 2013, Niloufer decided to start a recipe blog Niloufer's Kitchen where she loves to share old and new culinary creations to a following of 100,000 from around the world. Author of 10 e-cookbooks, she also writes for the Huffington Post, assorted magazines and journals from around the world. read more

Austin
$19.95 $11.09

It would be fair to say that the sinister poseur Sørensen is not the most popular new boss in John's office. Despite his best effo...rts, his staff take an instant and unanimous dislike to him, and over time, he gives them good reasons, particularly in his pursuit of John's wife Sue, who is clearly not interested in Sørensen. When he goes so far as to arrange for her to be alone at home so that he can ‘drop in' some of the staff contrive to trap him neatly in his own lies.As the secretive plots continue, an unusual and macabre opportunity presents itself, causing the death by ‘misadventure' of Sørensen.But spectral retribution follows, and John is haunted, culminating in a near fatal accident.Supernatural happenings continue on both sides of the Atlantic, only being brought to a halt by exorcisms and the use of a strange Scandinavian crystal blue amulet. read more

Austin
$24.95 $13.35

Could you settle down and make good in a country that was your country's enemy in the last war? Would you cross mountains and seas... to join a partner who did, then raise children amidst the new and awkward challenges thrown up by a strange land and language?Angela came to England in 1964 from the Puglia region of Italy to be re-united with a husband she knew as Peppino, but now his English mates call him Joe. Only a mobile shop in Chesterfield sells Italian food, only chemists sell olive oil and only at home can Angela use her children's original names.So much else has to become English.This is the story of such a wife and mother's triumphs and tragedies, written by one of her triumphs. Many journalists and pundits write about the migrant experience, but none can boast a daughter's blend of intimate detail and an insider's eye, as she reveals her mother's indomitable character, undiminished by dementia. Whilst on many levels Angela became incapable of living the life she had lived, she never lost the essence of her own person, who she had been and who she was still. read more

Austin
$25.95

Dave Hague 6th Dan began his martial arts training in 1968 by beginning Judo practice, and joined the SKI (Shotokan Karate Interna...tional) dojo in 1970. It was then a member of the KUGB (Karate Union of Great Britain) that gave him the opportunity to train with Sensei Enoeda. He left KUGB when Sensi Asano started SKI so he could continue to train with Sensi Shiro Asano.He trained under Sensei Asano for about 18 years. Sensei Asano regularly having visiting Japanese instructors to his dojo, gave him the opportunity to train alongside many whom are now karate legends such as Kanazawa, Kato, Mura, Shirai, Kasi, Kobara, and Sode, to name but a few, receiving all his grades up to and including Ni Dan from a variety of the top Japanese sensei: Asano, Enoeda and Kanazawa. Currently affiliated to Jindokai, a martial arts society headed by Prof. Dr Stephen Chan OBE PhD 9 dan Shorin Ryu. Dave Hook 4th Dan. Dave's Karate career began with Goju Ryu in Australia in 1970 under Sensei Brian Mackay. Then briefly with Wado ryu on returning to the UK in 1973 in Streatham with Sensei Graham Mitchell. Beginning Shoto-kan at Sensei Asano's Shotokan Karate International (SKI) on moving to Nottingham in 1975, training at Sensei Morris' University of Nottingham Dojo.In 1986 he joined Sensei Aiden Trimble's (A Kata and Kumite legend) Federation of Shotokan Karate (FSK) at its inception. Appointed General Secretary of Sensei Vince Morris' Kissaki Kai from 1993, grading 4th Dan 2001, until Sensei Morris relocated to USA in 2006. From 1993 until present, main interests, Kyusho Jutsu and Bunkai Jutsu. "Katas define a 'school', a system, or a ryu which is clearly identified by its katas as a school of particular emphases and principles. ... (Karate) Katas are to do with violence ... and they are to do with efficient violence. They teach how to respond to violence with violence. That is why there is no first strike in karate or its kata - but there are plenty of strikes that respond to first strikes. ..."Sensei Dave Hague is one of the very few western masters who have captured, I think, what went on in the minds of the old masters. He has solved the riddle of how to read the book, and he has rendered his findings in a modern form which I think the old masters would appreciate and enjoy." Stephen Chan OBE PhD 9 Dan Shorin Ryu read more

Austin
$15.95 $12.35

Otis is an outcast bunny who everyone doubts, but when he overcomes his own fears and insecurities, he becomes the magical, multi-...dimensional, time-hopping bunny, Tickle Daggers. With the help of a flower faerie, he visits children around the world who are sad and confronting challenges, and he helps them realise that they possess within themselves all the answers that they seek and the power and wisdom to heal, persevere, and become greater and happier than they imagined. Join Tickle Daggers and remember that we are all children of the universe--pure love and joy. read more

Austin
$16.95 $14.30

Bertie and Archie are real, live, talking Little Bears who speak English and Bear Language and their favourite foods are nuts and ...honey. But living in the mountains of Europe away from children made the Little Bears sad. One day Bertie had an idea, which he proposed to his dad, to make all the Little Bears happy again! However, there were two problems - baby bears were scared of the barking dogs that also lived with the people and people could not tell the difference between Teddy Bears and Little Bears. So, with the help of Archie, who already lives with people, Bertie's plan for the Little Bears to go undercover may just work! read more

Austin
$14.95

Count from one to ten and see how the animals are found and taken home.

Austin
$14.95 $13.23

Come join in and try to catch a seagull. You are sure to have a blast!

Austin
$14.95 $5.35

This book should carry a health warning – once started, it's very hard to put down, even when sleep is calling! The giant Withers ...takes us through an imaginative series of encounters with dwarves, a dragon princess, goblins and the evil sorcerer Maugrin – all variously embroiled in a series of exciting adventures, sometimes frightening, sometimes humorous and sometimes both. Maugrin is getting old and needs to find a new body to house his wicked soul. He selects Withers and sets about tricking him into making the change. The source of Maugrin's power is an ancient book, from the pages of which he can conjure diabolical and terrifying things. Can his will be resisted? Brilliant to have a book that both adults and children can enjoy together! Read on . . . read more

Austin
$17.38

This is a story of Jack, a young boy who was very lost and alone after the sudden death of his mother, until something happened on...e morning that would change his life forever. The Jewel was inspired by a robin that came to the window one morning, which Joanie used as a springboard for her story. Involving many different birds that transform, on many different adventures, it takes the young reader to familiar but also out of this world places. It also relates to 'loss', especially for a young person. The ability to carry on, even when all fails. Good always winning over evil. The Jewel creates a deeper understanding of how precious life is. read more

Austin
$15.95

Do we make history or does history make us what we are? Do we allow our lives to be dictated by history or do we attempt to make o...ur history the ‘new' future; do we have an impact in history, and the future, or do we allow ourselves to be the ‘victims' of the impact of history upon us, having the future shaped for us by others?Imagine that there are people out there who will make us part of their history, and make their future our future; world leaders, artists, authors, and scientists. But what of the ordinary people - in the neighbourhood, or that person in their car, passing you on the road? Is that person harbouring secrets that you could not begin to comprehend? What if that person had secrets that they are not aware of; secrets that could have a major impact on the lives of everyone, everywhere, throughout the whole of time? read more

Austin
$18.95

Karl and Anna consider themselves to be veterans of Africa, having spent three years teaching in Uganda during the brutal despotic... rule of Idi Amin Dada.In this semi-autobiographical novel set in the 1970s, they take a teaching post in Nigeria, with the promise of adventure, a high wage, affordable help and the allure of the African pace of life. Were they brave or foolhardy? Perhaps a bit of both. Before leaving, Karl receives a letter from an old friend with the warning to ‘Remember, Nigeria is not Uganda,' which he elects to withhold from Anna who is pregnant with their first child.Living in a remote area of central Nigeria, in a house without electricity and running water, they both need and find the resilience to help them cope with their struggles with culture shock, maladministration, chaos, apathy, violence and bribery, interspersed with moments of humour, happiness and joy. read more

Austin
$13.95 $11.70

Nine year old William admits that he is a worrier – but by writing down everything that happens in his life, we get a candid glimp...se into how he thinks and feels. Worried William documents his life over a short period as he shares what makes him stressed, what makes him worry, and ultimately what makes him smile. From school day angst to the upcoming Halloween Disco and his nervousness around new friend Marlee, we learn what’s important to him and why. Injected with feeling, humour and hashtags, Worried William gives a unique insight into what really makes a nine year old boy tick. read more

Austin
$21.95

One cold, rainy night, a magical crow lands on Tommy's window.Summoned to Inkey Dinkey Land, Tommy meets a wild cast of characters... including fairies, a talking cat, and a wise old oak tree.Tommy must help these creatures by scattering wishing dust, or else fairy tales will be lost forever! read more

Austin
$18.95 $15.00

The Krumbles seem an ordinary family - busy mum, hardworking dad, and their two children Liam and Piper. Boys, as Piper would tell... you, are annoying and boring. Girls, as Liam would say, are equally annoying but also devious and at times, too smart for their own good! When Liam makes himself invisible Piper sets out to discover the truth, is he really a scientist? Or a scammer? Sisters always seem to have a way of finding out. Liam then discovers a secret cellar full of rats and zombies, and wants to turn it into his very own laboratory, but Piper has other ideas. In a dark and spooky corner Liam finds a briefcase full of amazing secret formulas that once belonged to Professor Nutbolt, a mad old scientist who mysteriously vanished years ago. Now that the world of science is at his feet, will Liam discover the truth behind the Professor's disappearance or will he become a victim too? Liam and Piper are about to find out... read more