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1984 (PDF)

by George Orwell Duncan Macmillan Robert Icke

The definitive book of the 20th century is re-examined in this radical new staging by Headlong, the country's most exciting touring company (Telegraph), who brought us Romeo & Juliet in 2012, directed by Robert Icke. April, 1984. 13:00. Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary, and falls in love. But Big Brother is watching him and the door to Room 101 can swing open in the blink of an eye. This major new production explores the world inside Winston Smith s head, as well as the world without, and catches the euphoria and bliss buried deep underneath the cold face of Big Brother. In an age of mass surveillance, total policing and GPS tracking, Nineteen Eighty-Four is as relevant now as it ever has been. A new adaptation created by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan. Note: This book is Oberon Modern Plays.

The Accidental Time Traveller

by Janis Mackay

Winner of the Scottish Children's Book Award 2013 Younger Readers (8-11 years) categoryOne ordinary day, Saul is on his way to the corner shop when a girl appears suddenly in the middle of the road. She doesn't understand traffic, or the things in shops, and she's wearing a long dress with ruffled sleeves. Her name is Agatha Black. Agatha Black is from 1812, and Saul needs to find a way to get her back there. With help from his mates Will and Robbie, he tries to work out how to make time travel happen. This pacy, time-travelling adventure from Janis Mackay, author of the Magnus Fin series, is full of funny misunderstandings and gripping action. Shortlisted for a Scottish Children's Book Award 2013

The Accidental Time Traveller

by Janis Mackay

Winner of the Scottish Children's Book Award 2013 Younger Readers (8-11 years) categoryOne ordinary day, Saul is on his way to the corner shop when a girl appears suddenly in the middle of the road. She doesn't understand traffic, or the things in shops, and she's wearing a long dress with ruffled sleeves. Her name is Agatha Black. Agatha Black is from 1812, and Saul needs to find a way to get her back there. With help from his mates Will and Robbie, he tries to work out how to make time travel happen. This pacy, time-travelling adventure from Janis Mackay, author of the Magnus Fin series, is full of funny misunderstandings and gripping action. Shortlisted for a Scottish Children's Book Award 2013

Alex and the Warrior

by Ann Coburn

Alex wants Grandad home from hospital for Christmas, so he makes a foolish wish. In spite of Cat's warnings, he asks his favourite computer game character to come and help. But when The Warrior steps out of the screen, with a large sword and a lot of attitude, Alex begins to wonder what he's let himself in for.The Warrior's deadly enemies, the Skarg, soon follow, trying to fit in as human beings in a world they don't really understand. Alex and Cat struggle to keep The Warrior under control as they head through the winter streets to rescue Grandad, defeat the Skarg, conquer Karaoke and explain carol singing, all on one hectic and exciting adventure. Alex and the Warrior is a quest full of magic and danger, music and laughter: Dickens meets The Terminator in this modern fairytale for all the family.

Alex and the Winter Star

by Ann Coburn

In this hilarious sequel to Alex and The Warrior, Alex and Cat are once again faced with keeping the unruly Warrior under control, not an easy feat for the pair as I'm sure you all know. One year older, Alex has started to doubt his old friend Warrior, but Warrior cannot leave until he's vanquished his deadly enemy the Skarg... Somehow the dreaded Skarg, who still can't decide whether to destroy the Earth or star in the next Hollywood movie, have found a way to break out of the game and with their new found freedom are planning world domination! Only through securing the help of his friend Alex can Warrior stop the villains dastardly plans and save the world from invasion... Incorporating the themes of friendship and what it means to belong, Alex and the Winter Star is not only play jam packed with adventure, danger and magic, but is underlined by important concepts and issues. Ideal for young actors and schools, Alex's new adventures are sure to capture the imagination of young readers, sending them spinning into a mystical world of possibilities.

Alice In Wonderland And Through The Looking Glass (PDF)

by Lewis Carroll Charles Lutwidge

This edition contains Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking Glass. It is illustrated throughout by Sir John Tenniel, whose drawings for the books add so much to the enjoyment of them. Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, the Red Queen and the White Rabbit all make their appearances, and are now familiar figures in writing, conversation and idiom. So too, are Carroll's delightful verses such as 'The Walrus and the Carpenter' and the inspired jargon of that masterly Wordsworthian parody, 'The Jabberwocky'.

Alice in Wonderland (PDF)

by Lewis Carroll

An ordinary day becomes extraordinary when Alice follows the White Rabbit down a rabbit hole and finds herself in Wonderland. Join her as she meets one incredible character after another in this lively retelling of the classic quirky tale by Lewis Carroll. 9780746096499 9780746080061

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

by Lewis Carroll

Alice is a young, curious girl who is stumbles in to fantastical Wonderland after following the White Rabbit down a rabbit hole. Once in Wonderland, Alice finds encounters an array of memorable characters such as the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter, the Caterpillar and the Queen of Hearts as she tries to navigate through a strange land where absurdity and nonsense reign supreme. A delightful tale that has entertained adults and children for over 150 years it is also the basis for numerous plays and films.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

by Lewis Carroll

One day Alice follows a rabbit into a large hole under the hedge, and a magical adventure begins. She meets the Mad Hatter and the March Hare at an unconventional tea party, the mysterious Cheshire Cat in the woods, and other enchanting characters. Discover the extraordinary world of Wonderland in Lewis Carroll's classic novel.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass (Everyman's Library Children's Classics #23)

by Lewis Carroll

A curious child, Alice cannot resist the lure of a mysterious and wondrous land that she first visits by way of a rabbit's hole ... <P><P>Then, having found her way home at the end of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, she soon returns to the land of marvelous creatures in Through the Looking-Glass.

Aliens Love Underpants

by Claire Freedman Ben Cort

"Aliens love underpants, in every shape and size, But there are no underpants in space, so here's a big surprise. . . . " This zany, hilarious tale is delightfully brought to life by Ben Cort's vibrant illustrations. With a madcap, rhyming text by award-winning Claire Freedman, this is sure to enchant and amuse the whole family! Perfect for joining in, this story is fantastically fresh and funny - you'll laugh your pants off!

All The Weyrs Of Pern: Nerilka's Story; Dragonsdawn; All The Weyrs Of Pern; The Renegades Of Pern (The Dragon Books #11)

by Anne McCaffrey

A science fiction classic from a master of the genreWhen AIVAS -- the Artificial Intelligence Voice Address System -- was first discovered at Landing, the entire planet of Pern was awed at the knowledge it divulged. All the history of the people of Pern was there. Dragonholders, Lord Holders and Craftmasters crowded into the tiny inner room to learn the secrets of their beginnings. Ana AIVAS had other gifts to offer -- stored information of old crafts that had been forgotten, of medicine, music and technology.Bu the greatest promise AIVAS offered was the chance to rid Pern of Thread forever. All the great ones of Pern began the long and arduous task of learning just how to operate the incredible plan -- a plan of such daring and epic proportions that both dragons and riders would be put at risk.Anne McCaffrey was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She graduated cum laude from Radcliffe College, majoring in Slavonic Languages and Literatures. A prolific bestselling author, she is best known for her handling of broad themes and the worlds of her imagination, particularly in her tales of the Talents and the novels about the Dragonriders of Pern. Anne McCaffrey lives in a house of her own design, Dragonhold-Underhill, in County Wicklow, Ireland. Visit the author's website at www.annemccaffrey.net

Amelia Fang and the Unicorn Lords (Amelia Fang Ser.2) (PDF)

by Laura Ellen Anderson

Amelia Fang is the biggest hearted vampiress you'll ever meet. In this adventure, she and her friends Florence the yeti (DON'T CALL HER BEAST), Grimaldi the Death and Prince Tangine (reformed spoiled sprout), along with her pet pumpkin Squashy, must brave the journey to the terrifying Kingdom of the Light to try to find Tangine's missing mother, Queen Fairyweather. But with unicorns, fairies and angel-kittens lurking around every corner, who can they trust? And will they finally uncover the real villain keeping the kingdoms of Light and Dark as mortal enemies? Join Amelia on her latest adventure. She won't bite!

America Über Alles

by Jack Fernley

What if America was based not on the Declaration of Independence but on the values of Mein Kampf?December 1776. George Washington’s volunteer army of ill-equipped, poorly trained, homesick civilians face a British army freshly reinforced with German mercenaries, the most experienced soldiers in the world. However, these soldiers have come not from the eighteenth-century but from 1945: Nazi Germany.When the Germans betray the British and offer their tactical ideas and advanced machinery to Washington, they turn the tide of the war. But their support comes at a price. These Germans have very different views on how the new American nation should develop, and before long the ideology of the Founding Fathers, rooted in liberty and freedom, is challenged.

Aquarius and Hercules Constellations (Tactile)

by Adrian Farnsworth

On this page there are two labelled images of star constellations: Aquarius at the top of the page and Hercules at the bottom of the page.

Artemis

by Andy Weir

Ever had a bad day? Try having one on the moon...'Fascinating' Tim Peake, Sunday Times bestselling author of Ask an Astronaut------------------------------------------WELCOME TO ARTEMIS. The first city on the moon.Population 2,000. Mostly tourists.Some criminals.Jazz Bashara is one of the criminals. She lives in a poor area of Artemis and subsidises her work as a porter with smuggling contraband onto the moon. But it’s not enough.So when she’s offered the chance to make a lot of money she jumps at it. But though planning a crime in 1/6th gravity may be more fun, it’s a lot more dangerous…------------------------------------------What everyone's saying about this smart, high concept thriller: 'A smart, fun, fast-paced adventure that you won't be able to put down' Ernest Cline, bestselling author of Ready Player One'What a page turner!' Milda on Goodreads, 5 stars'Fast paced, high octane and highly entertaining' Chrys on Netgalley, 5 stars'Artemis does for the moon what The Martian did for Mars' Guardian'A first rate thriller, this had me hooked from beginning to end' Robert on Netgalley, 5 stars'An absolute must read' Lauren on Goodreads, 5 stars'A clever and action-fuelled story' Culturefly'For those who loved The Martian, you won't be disappointed' Liz on Netgalley, 5 stars

At the Mountains of Madness (The Penguin English Library)

by H. P. Lovecraft

'To that flash of semi-vision can be traced a full half of the horror which has ever since haunted us'An expedition to Antarctica goes horribly wrong as a group of explorers stumbles upon some mysterious ancient ruins, with devastating consequences. At the Mountains of Madness ranks among Lovecraft's most terrifying novellas, and is a firm favourite among fans of classic horror.The Penguin English Library - collectable general readers' editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century to the end of the Second World War.

Bad Mermaids Make Waves (Bad Mermaids)

by Jason Cockcroft Ms Sibéal Pounder

A trio of smart and stylish mermaids are about to make a splash in this hilarious start to a new middle-grade series that's The Little Mermaid meets My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish.Mermaids Beattie, Mimi, and Zelda's summer on land with temporary legs is going swimmingly-until they receive a strange message ordering them to return home at once. The beloved queen of the Hidden Lagoon has been fishnapped, and some seriously bad mermaids have taken over instead! Now, the girls are the only ones who can stop them.If they're going to save the day, they'll need a clam car, some piranha-print nail polish, and possibly a talking seahorse named Steve. Can they do it?Filled with magical mysteries, fabulous shell fashions, and three fin-tastic protagonists to root for, Bad Mermaids Make Waves is a hysterical new middle-grade adventure that will have readers begging for the sea-quel.

Bad Mermaids: On the Rocks (Bad Mermaids)

by Jason Cockcroft Ms Sibéal Pounder

Mermaids Beattie, Mimi and Zelda, along with Steve the talking seahorse, are trapped aboard the spooky ship the Merry Mary, heading for the legendary (and super-stylish) Crocodile Kingdom. On land, Paris Silkensocks, ice-cream seller and GADGET QUEEN, has uncovered a plot to destroy the mermaid world.Can Paris find the mermaids in time? Can Beattie avert a Crocodile Kingdom crabtastrophe? Can seahorses get seasick? All this and more will be revealed!Featuring magical mysteries, fabulous fashion and a snappier than average transport system, the second Bad Mermaids adventure brings a whole new twist to the underwater world of mermaids. If you enjoyed Witch Wars or The Little Mermaid, you'll love this!

Barbury Castle crop circle (Large Print)

by Rnib

This crop circle was found in 1991 near Avebury in Wiltshire. There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the right way up. Centrally placed towards the top of the page is a circle divided into six by curved lines; it rests on the top point of a triangle. A line leads straight down from the point, intersecting with two concentric rings and a solid disc in the centre of the page. Two more straight lines lead down left and right to the bottom corners of the triangle. A circle touches the lower left point of the triangle, and a ratchet spiral shape touches its lower right point at the bottom of the page.

Barbury Castle crop circle (UEB Contracted)

by Rnib

This crop circle was found in 1991 near Avebury in Wiltshire. There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the right way up. Centrally placed towards the top of the page is a circle divided into six by curved lines; it rests on the top point of a triangle. A line leads straight down from the point, intersecting with two concentric rings and a solid disc in the centre of the page. Two more straight lines lead down left and right to the bottom corners of the triangle. A circle touches the lower left point of the triangle, and a ratchet spiral shape touches its lower right point at the bottom of the page.

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