- Cycling in Cumbria and Lake Distric (en anglais)
This guide to Cumbria and the Lake District features 25 cycle tours with short rides for Sunday afternoons with the family, full-day rides for the more adventurous and an energetic 100km round-route for the more aspiring candidates. The guide includes: stage-by-stage route instructions; colour mapping for each tour at 1.5 miles to 1 inch; gradient diagrams; information on places to visit along the way; and an introduction to Cumbria and the Lake District, with advice on preparing for a cycling trip.
- Super Ben
This patterned picture story follows Ben on his trip to the park. The text describes the park visit, while the illustrations delve into Ben's imagination and reveal the adventures of 'Super Ben.' He encounters a shark in the duck pond, a spaceship roundabout and puddles containing monsters!
- Red B/Band 2B books offer simple but varied text with familiar objects and actions, combined with simple story development and a satisfying conclusion.
- Text type - A patterned story with predictable structure.
- The labelled story map on pages 14 and 15 incorporates interest words from the text and some of Super Ben's encounters encouraging children to follow Ben's adventures once more.
- This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.
- Peril's Gate
Where there is light, there must always be shadow... The fourth volume in Janny Wurts's spectacular epic fantasy, now re-released with a striking new cover design along with the rest of the series.
The curse that hangs over the Master of Shadow, Arithon, and Lord of Light, Lysaer, is drawing the two half-brothers ever closer towards direct conflict. For the Natural Balance to be maintained, the two must never fight. If they do, one is sure to perish and the Mistwraith will regain its evil power over their world.
Even now, Lysaer - convinced of his own godhead and aided by the treacherous Koriani Sisterhood - is tracking Arithon the Masterbard through the snows and wastes of the winter-locked mountains and the Barrens of Daon Ramon. Arithon is tortured by the knowledge that for the sake of future generations he must not be killed, no matter the cost of others' lives now. Fighting valiantly to prevent unnecessary suffering, he strikes out on his own; but he is injured and failing fast.
Meanwhile, the ancient Paravians are stirring, summoned by trespassers on their sacred domain; and the Fellowship of Seven are battling on many other fronts, as the Mistwraith's wards begin to break, and khadrim and free wraiths roam the land...
- Radio Free Albemuth
A preliminary to Dick's masterwork, Valis, in which Phil appears as an explicitly named autobiographical character for the first time. Soon to be a major new film. As America gasps in the stranglehold of a skull-crushing totalitarian regime, a supernatural intelligence speaks from the stars... ARAMCHEK... the word scratched in the sidewalk of the President's childhood home. ARAMCHEK... the name of the subversive society `with no official membership' whose sole purpose is to overthrow the American government. ARAMCHEK... the word printed on a book which contains the President's signature - a book in the hands of a Communist Party organiser. ARAMCHEK... the name of a woman who may hold the key - and who has only weeks to live. Will the agents of the omniscient Valis succeed in their mission of liberation? Or will the seek-and-destroy tactics of President Ferris F. Freemont extend the mind-numbing grip of the Antagonist across the parameters of the free world? In Radio Free Albemuth, his last novel, Philip K. Dick morphed and recombined themes that had informed his fiction from A Scanner Darkly to VALIS and produced a wild, impassioned work that reads like a visionary alternate history of the United States. Agonizingly suspenseful, darkly hilarious, and filled with enough conspiracy theories to thrill the most hardened paranoid, Radio Free Albemuth is proof of Dick's stature as our century's greatest science fiction writer. This prophetic novel of social control and political oppression is now to be turned into a major new movie starring Alanis Morrissette, which promises a provocative and edgy antidote to the summer blockbusters.
- The Complete History of Middle-Earth Boxed Set
It is little known that J.R.R. Tolkien also produced a vast amount of further material that greatly expanded upon the mythology and numerous stories of Middle-Earth. Tolkien's youngest son applied himself to produce the monumental series of 12 books, "The History of Middle-Earth."