- GEOFF BOYCOTT
Few modern British sportsmen have fascinated the public more than Geoff Boycott. In this first comprehensive and balanced account of Boycott's life - fully updated to include his battle against cancer - award-winning author Leo McKinstry lifts the lid on one of cricket's great enigmatic characters.
A record-breaking Test cricketer and acerbic commentator, Geoff Boycott has never been far away from controversy during his long career in the game.
Based on meticulous research and interviews with a host of players, Test captains, officials, broadcasters, friends and enemies, this definitive biography cuts through the Boycott myth to expose the truth about this charismatic, single-minded and often exasperating personality.
What was Boycott like as a schoolboy? How did his England cricket colleagues such as Graham Gooch, Dennis Amiss and Brian Close feel about him as a person? Why was he so unpopular in his early career for Yorkshire? And what is the real truth about the relationships that soured his private world?
From his upbringing as a miner's son in a Yorkshire village, through highlights like his hundredth century at Headingley against Australia, to the low points such as the damaging court case in France, this warts-and-all account of his life makes for captivating reading.
- English Springer Spaniel: An Owner's Guide
Collins Dog Owner, s Guides is a well-established series of superbly illustrated, practical books for pedigree dog owners. This is the perfect guide for any English Springer Spaniel lover
- Auto-Examen B: Teacher's Resource Book
A concise and practical teacher's resource book, this text includes extra suggestions for grammar and assessment, step-by-step IT ideas and tips on differentiation. It is part of the "Auto Examen B" French language course. "Auto Examen B" contains fewer topics than A because of the shorter academic year. Written after the publication of specimen papers for the new GCSE, it completely covers the current syllabus. It is suitable for the revised National Curriculum, GCSE Grade or Standard Grade. It prepares students for exams by including practice examination questions, and includes Chief Examiners' advice on exam preparation and technique. Specific aspects include: role plays; describing and explaining; initiating and sustaining a conversation; expressing and justifying opinions; and narratives.
- The Silmarillion
This sumptuous, oversized hardback beautifully presents a revised and reset edition of The Silmarillion, illustrated by way of almost 50 full-colour paintings by celebrated Tolkien artist Ted Nasmith - designed to match and complement the illustrated Hobbit and Lord of The Rings. J R R Tolkien's SILMARILLION is the core work of the Middle-earth canon. It is in this dense and often neglected masterpiece that the entire cosmology for the background for THE HOBBIT and, particularly, THE LORD OF THE RINGS is documented. This revised and reset volume contains fabulous tales of heroes and monsters, and the history of the Elves and of the Silmarils - the magical jewels produced by the Children of Iluvatar, or Elves (humans being the Younger Children of Iluvatar); it tells of the creation of Middle-earth, and the coming of Men into the world; it chronicles the early battles between good and evil, forces of light and dark, which foreshadow the great conflict with Sauron, the Dark Lord, in LORD OF THE RINGS. These tales of Middle-earth were published posthumously in 1977. Tolkien worked on THE SILMARILLION all his life - long before THE HOBBIT or LORD OF THE RINGS - and his son and literary executor Christopher Tolkien edited the material he left behind into its current form. With the close collaboration of Christopher Tolkien, THE SILMARILLION has now been completely reset, using the Second Edition text, and redesigned and repackaged to complement the stunningly illustrated hardbacks of THE LORD OF THE RINGS and COMPLETE GUIDE TO MIDDLE-EARTH, providing the reader with a definitive text. Furthermore, acclaimed Tolkien artist Ted Nasmith has been commissioned to provide 28 breathtaking new paintings, making this new illustrated edition of THE SILMARILLION the most sumptuous and desirable ever published.
- Visitors' Map of Scotland
This visitors' map of Scotland contains: a comprehensive section of colour-classified roads; ten categories of tourist information; ten National Tourist Routes with diagrams and descriptions; and town centre plans of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee.