This series offers a superb collection of th e world''s greatest children''s books and their classic illust rations in handsome, full cloth hardcover editions. '
Set in the Central Europe of old, this anti-war novel features a simple soldier whose determination to survive brings into question the powerful social and political institutions he confronts. A portrait of a "little man" waging his own war against authority, it becomes a satire on the old regime.
Mother deer that grieve? Horses that feel shame? Squirrels that adopt their grandchildren? We humans tend to assume that we are the only living things able to experience feelings intensely and consciously. But have you ever wondered what's going on in an animal's head? More and more researchers are re ...Show more
"A perfect example of the difference between learning to read and learning to love books." -The Sunday TelegraphAndre Amstutz's sumptuous illustrations bring Robert Browning's unabridged poem to life.
Susan Svendsen has a special talent: she has a unique ability to make people confide in her and tell her their innermost secrets. She has exploited that talent, and now has a prison sentence hanging over her head for punching a Bollywood actor in an Indian casino. To make matters worse, her husband is o ...Show more
A secret history of China - a fresh new way of thinking about a people, a civilisation, an epic story. The Water Kingdom takes us on a grand journey through China's past and present, offering a unique window through which we can begin to grasp the overwhelming complexity and teeming energy of the countr ...Show more