A companion to The Rattle Bag, The School Bag is an engaging and authoritative selection for the classroom. Seamus Heaney and Ted Hughes have chosen an eclectic range of poets read in today's schools, but also those poems that the editors themselves read at school, or those from which they learned the most.
Tells the story about the wizards of Discworld. Weaving together a fast-paced Discworld novelette with scientific commentary on the evolution and development of the human mind, culture, language, art, and science, this title presents a fresh view of the world we live in.
Yesterday was Alice's wedding day. She is thousands of miles away from the home she is so desperate to leave, on the southernmost tip of India, when she wakes in the morning to see a wave on the horizon, taller than the height of her guest house on Kanyakumari beach. Her husband is nowhere to be seen.
Cal McGill is an Edinburgh-based oceanographer, environmentalist and one-of-a-kind investigator. Using his knowledge of the waves - ocean currents, prevailing winds, shipping records - McGill can track where objects came from, or where they've gone. It's a skill that can help solve mysteries ranging from disappearances to murder.
Lost during the author's lifetime, it is an intense portrait of friendship and brotherhood and a meditation on the desire to escape society, following the fortunes of two men as they impulsively decide to work their passage on the S S Westminster: drinking, arguing, playing cards, dodging torpedoes and contemplating the beauty of the sea.