Words have come a long way since they were invented as a nifty tool to help us communicate. We have played with them, made up rules for them, added bits to them and taken bits off. We’ve gathered them into languages, adopted and defined them. The words we use say so much about who we are, yet most of them slip from our mouths without a second thought.The Book of Words is a brief pause for refl... read more
From zero to infinity, The Book of Numbers is a handy-sized volume which opens up a new realm of knowledge. Where else in one place could you find out how the illegal numbers racket worked, what makes some people see numbers as colours, why the standard US rail gauge exactly matches the axle width of an ancient Roman chariot, and the numerological connection between Adolf Hitler and Osama Bin ... read more
Take a stroll down Memory Lane with this wonderful collection of photographs of Britain in the 1940s, which evokes those Happy Days when everyone pulled together to defeat Hitler and kept smiling despite the hardship of the post-war years.
Take a stroll down Memory Lane with this wonderful collection of photographs of Britain in the 1960s, a revolutionary decade when the consumer society arrived on every family's doorstep and Swinging London briefly came to be the centre of the world.
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Word of the Week is an anthology of 52 humorous articles, each based on a different word. Examples include Cheese, Trump, Pants, Paranoia and Random. The words trigger an assortment of wry observations on life, as well as revealing some surprising historical facts and amusing home truths. The perfect gift for anyone with a love of words, trivia and satire.
The 50 States plus Washington DC that make up the USA all play their own unique part in the history and character of the nation. This book is an educational guide that teaches young readers about America's rich and varied history, geography and culture, and the people and places that stand out.
Football Yesterday and Today is a photo book in the iconic style of America Yesterday and Today, with the past in evocative black and white side by side with the present in vivid colour. This nostalgic look back to the present-day allows the modern fan to see just how much things have moved on over the years but not much has altered. Images of the past are strangely different yet oddly familia... read more
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