Chief Inspector Morse and Sergeant Lewis went into the house. Inside the sitting-room, the light was still switched on and a gas fire was burning. The dead body of a young man was lying on the carpet, in front of the fire. Near the body, on a small table, stood a bottle of sherry and a wine glass. The bottle was almost full, the glass was almost empty. Morse smelt the sherry which was left in the glass. "This smells like cyanide, Lewis", he said. "This man was probably poisoned". Retold by Anne Collins.
This is the classic giftset collection of Beatrix Potter's original Peter Rabbit books. This beautiful gift box contains all 23 original Peter Rabbit books by Beatrix Potter. Each tale is presented in its iconic white jacket and features a publisher's note describing how the story came to be. This set of books contains the tales of all of Beatrix's lovable characters, from naughty Peter Rabbit himself, to tidy Mrs. Tittlemouse and unlucky Mr. Jeremy Fisher. These tales have charmed and enchanted children for generation and are essential for every nursery bookshelf. Beatrix Potter is regarded as one of the world's best-loved children's authors of all time. From her first book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, published by Frederick Warne in 1902, she went on to create a series of stories based around animal characters including Mrs. Tiggy-winkle, Benjamin Bunny, Jemima Puddle-duck, Mr. Jeremy Fisher and Tom Kitten.
Everything you could ever want to know about Jacqueline Wilson and her books in one adorable, small, pink package. This is a must-have for fans, bursting with new titbits from Jacky herself, info about the characters and plots, artwork from Nick Sharratt and more.
Dive deep into the world of monster hunters, as the prominent characters from the universe take you on a guided tour of the fascinating dark fantasy adventure that is The Witcher. This gorgeous, illustrated hardbound volume contains in-depth knowledge about the locales, the deadly beasts that inhabit them, and the lethal weapons used to put them down.
Travel back 400 years to visit rowdy playhouses and royal palaces, and explore the world of William Shakespeare. With fun flaps and lively illustrations, this book brings to life Shakespeare's best-known plays - tales of doomed princes, heroic kings, and mischievous fairies causing trouble.
This is the second volume of the World History of Design, the definitive historical account of global design by pre-eminent design scholar Victor Margolin. The second volume covers the period between World War I and II, when mass production and mass communication spread to most parts of the world. There are also focused accounts of design in particular places and in particular periods during this period, among these topics are the relations between art and industry in Germany between 1890 and 1914; the avant-gardes in Eastern Europe, 1917-1930; design in the Weimar Republic, 1918-1933; and the consultant designers in the United States, 1929-1939. This richly illustrated volume contains over 490 images, with over 80 in full colour.
Jack Vettriano's provocative and emotionally charged paintings have made him one of the world’s most successful contemporary artists. Collected by celebrities the world over, his works regularly sell for millions. This beautifully packaged collection features some of Vettriano’s most memorable paintings of men. Depicted against backdrops of bars, clubs, racetracks, and bedrooms, the men are often mysterious and hard-edged, but are also vulnerable on occasion. Both dramatic and atmospheric, this is an eye-catching collection that is sure to inspire.
An exciting picture book based on the Peppa Pig special episode, Around the World! In this story, Peppa visits friends located across the globe in her very own aeroplane. With journeys to the South Pole, snowy mountain tops, the jungle and the desert, this is a colourful and action-packed Peppa adventure.
An exciting picture book based on the Peppa Pig special episode, Around the World!In this story, Peppa visits friends located across the globe in her very own aeroplane. With journeys to the South Pole, snowy mountain tops, the jungle and the desert, this is a colourful and action-packed Peppa adventure.
This is a beer bible for the beer connoisseur. World Beer gives beer the billing it deserves, proving that there is now as much opportunity for beer connoisseurship as wine and whisky. Craft beer is experiencing a radical renaissance, with new breweries with exciting beer styles and personalities appearing all over the world, from the USA and Japan to the great brewing nations of Europe. You can discover the stories of over 800 creative and successful breweries with accompanying maps to show brewery locations, alongside information on the brewing process, different beers and food pairing suggestions. The basics of home brewing are also clearly explained so that you can set up your own microbrewery and become part of the brewing revolution. World Beer showcases the greatest classic and craft beers and breweries, giving this diverse drink of the masses some well-deserved recognition.
Kids around the world celebrate Valentine's Day by giving cards (valentines) to teachers, classmates, and those they care about. But who was Valentine, why was he made a saint, and what makes February 14 so special? In this sweet book, kids discover the origin of this ancient and most romantic of holidays and its historical and cultural significance. Through dazzling photographs and lyrical text, they'll learn the story of Saint Valentine, find out about traditions both new and old, get a fun recipe, and more.
This study is mainly conducted for providing detailed information on protecting the investors and their foreign direct investment under WTO regime. Moreover, the study going to develop the role of foreign investment in enhancing national economic growth while critically examining foreign investment as a way of assessing its impact and effectiveness in Saudi Arabia. While evaluating this topic area, various important aspects in relation with WTO and TRIMs agreement are also explored. Along with this, this study also explores the impact and effectiveness of foreign investments in terms of the growth of Saudi economy and trade market. This study is also set for examining the role of WTO in attracting FDIs to Saudi Arabia. In addition this study is also helpful in evaluating the legal mechanisms under WTO in order to control fraud and protect investments.
This book assesses South African history within imperial and global networks of power, trade and communication. South African modernity is understood in terms of the interplay between internal and external forces. Key historical themes, including the emergence of an industrialised economy, the development of systematic racial discrimination and popular resistance against racial power, and the influence of national and ethnic identities on political and social organisation, are set out in relation to imperial and global influences. Accompanied by additional online material, this book is central to our understanding of South Africa in the context of world history.