New Books

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Chineasy 60 Flashcards

Chineasy™ 60 Flashcards

A beautiful boxset of 60 Chineasy flashcards that will help develop your Chinese vocabulary and pronunciation

‘Turns a fiendish world into a visual treat … shines a spotlight of childlike clarity on the seemingly impenetrable world of Chinese ideograms … beautifully illustrated’ – The Guardian


The Bee Who Spoke

The Bee Who Spoke
The Wonderful World of Belle and the Bee

Following the hugely successful Operation Alphabet by Al MacCuish, here is his enchanting and entertaining new story, perfect for young readers keen to discover the wonder of plants and animals and to see how they work together in harmony.


The Crossing of Antarctica

The Crossing of Antarctica
Original Photographs from the Epic Journey that Fulfilled Shackleton's Dream

There has never been a book on Antarctica quite like this! One hundred years after Ernest Shackleton set out on his ill-fated attempt to make the first crossing of Antarctica, this beautifully illustrated volume celebrates those who succeeded where he had failed ...


The Great Archaeologists

The Great Archaeologists

This comprehensively illustrated book encompasses more than two centuries of research and excavation round the globe, Europe, Africa and Asia, the Americas and the Pacific. A team of some of the world’s greatest living archaeologists write knowledgeably and entertainingly about their distinguished predecessors, the result is full of fascinating anecdotes, personal accounts and unexpected insights.


How to Write About Contemporary Art

How to Write About Contemporary Art

Invaluable for students, arts professionals and aspiring writers, this book navigates readers through the key elements of style and content, from the aims and structure of a piece to its tone and language.

'Gilda Williams has created an illuminating, engaging and urgent guide to contemporary art-writing. Essential reading for arts students and … invaluable for anyone involved in the art world' – Hans Ulrich Obrist


Lee Miller's War

Lee Miller's War

Beyond D-Day
Now available in a new compact edition, this important work is published to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

‘A diary of photographs so powerful you feel you could step into them … an astonishingly vivid journalist of both words and image’ – The Herald


Let's Play a Game

Let's Play a Game
All you need to play six board games

Contains everything you need to play six re-imagined board games, with six pop-out coloured counters, a numbered spinner and three double-sided games boards. The games are boisterous (and sometimes silly!) but also help children (aged 4+ at pre-school, school and at home) with first maths, coordination and matching and sorting skills.

‘This is THE MUST HAVE activity 'book' for pre-schoolers’
– London Mums Magazine


Make Art with your Hands and Feet

Make art with your hands and feet!
Draw around your hands and feet to make pictures

Draw around fingers, thumbs, hands, toes or feet to complete the 32 pictures! Hand- and finger-prints can be made with paint, too. The zany images go from reindeer with hand- print antlers to foot-print ghosts …


The Typographic Universe

The Typographic Universe
Letterforms Found in Nature, the Built World and Human Imagination

An inspirational sourcebook featuring more than 300 examples of unusual letterforms, either created from non-traditional materials or found in unexpected places – chemtrails in the sky, negative spaces between trees branches, city buildings, cracks in plaster …


Why You Can Go Out Dressed Like That

Why You Can Go Out Dressed Like That
Modern Fashion Explained

In an informed defence of innovative fashion, Marnie Fogg explains why challenging established codes of dress can be highly creative if also, at times, wildly controversial.

– Why did Paul Poiret design a dress that resembled a lampshade?
– Did Rudi Gernreich really think that both men and women would wear his topless monokini?
– What prompted Jeremy Scott to include a shimmering leopard-print niqab in his womenswear collection?


World Atlas of Street Photography

The World Atlas of Street Photography

Including classic documentary street photography as well as images of urban landscapes, portraits and staged performances, 'The World Atlas of Street Photography' focuses on an abundance of photography that has been created in cities around the globe