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The Amber Spyglass (Paperback): Philip Pullman The Amber Spyglass (Paperback)
Philip Pullman; Illustrated by Chris Wormell 1
R223 R178 Discovery Miles 1 780 Save R45 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The third volume in Philip Pullman's groundbreaking HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy, now a thrilling, critically acclaimed BBC/HBO television series. "We're going to the land of the dead and we're going to come back." Will and Lyra, whose fates are bound together by powers beyond their own worlds, have been violently separated. But they must find each other, for ahead of them lies the greatest war that has ever been - and a journey to a dark place from which no one has ever returned... this edition has a stunning cover from celebrated artist, Chris Wormell.

Grenade (Paperback): Alan Gratz Grenade (Paperback)
Alan Gratz 1
R187 R148 Discovery Miles 1 480 Save R39 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

It's 1945, and the world is in the grip of war. Hideki lives with his family on the island of Okinawa, near Japan. When the Second World War crashes onto his shores, Hideki is drafted to fight for the Japanese army. He is handed a grenade and a set of instructions: Don't come back until you've killed an American soldier. Ray, a young American Marine, has just landed on Okinawa. This is Ray's first-ever battle, and he doesn't know what to expect -- or if he'll make it out alive. All he knows that the enemy is everywhere. Hideki and Ray each fight their way across the island, surviving heart-pounding ambushes and dangerous traps. But then the two of them collide in the middle of the battle... And choices they make in that single instant will change everything. Alan Gratz, New York Times bestselling author of Refugee, returns with this high-octane story of how fear and war tear us apart, but how hope and redemption tie us together. Reviews for Refugee: "An absolute must read for people of all ages" - Hannah Greendale, Goodreads "Like RJ Palacio's Wonder, this book should be mandatory reading..." - Skip, Goodreads "I liked how the book linked history with adventure, and combined to make a realistic storyline for all three characters" - AJH, aged 11, Toppsta

Shatter City (Paperback): Scott Westerfeld Shatter City (Paperback)
Scott Westerfeld 1
R218 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R46 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Return to the stunning world of IMPOSTORS in this new book by global bestselling author Scott Westerfeld. When the world sees Frey, they think they see her twin sister Rafi. Frey was raised to be Rafi's double, and now she's taken on the role . . . without anyone else knowing. Her goal? To destroy the forces that created her. But with the world watching and a rebellion rising, Frey is forced into a detour. Suddenly she is stranded on her own in Paz, a city where many of the citizens attempt to regulate their emotions through an interface on their arms. Paz is an easy place to get lost . . . and also an easy place to lose yourself. As the city comes under a catastrophic attack, Frey must leave the shadows and enter the chaos of warfare - because there is no other way for her to find her missing sister and have her revenge against her murderous father.

D-Day: The World War II Invasion That Changed History (Paperback): Deborah Hopkinson D-Day: The World War II Invasion That Changed History (Paperback)
Deborah Hopkinson 1
R217 R171 Discovery Miles 1 710 Save R46 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An authentic account of one of the most pivotal battles of World War Two. The World War Two invasion known as D-Day was one of the largest military endeavours in history. It involved years of planning, total secrecy and not only soldiers but also sailors, paratroopers and many specialists. Acclaimed author Deborah Hopkinson weaves together the contributions of key players in D-Day in a masterful tapestry of official documents, personal narratives and archival photos to provide an action-packed and authentic account.

Allies (Paperback): Alan Gratz Allies (Paperback)
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R190 R151 Discovery Miles 1 510 Save R39 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From Alan Gratz, the highly acclaimed, New York Times bestselling author of the blockbuster Refugee, comes a thrilling new multi-perspective novel, this time centered around D-Day. D-Day, June 6, 1944: the most expansive military endeavor in history. No less than world cooperation would bring down Hitler and the Axis powers. And so people -- and kids -- across the globe lent their part. From the young US soldiers in the boats to spies in the French countryside, the coordination of thousands came together. Alan Gratz, author of the New York Times bestselling Refugee, explores the necessity of teamwork and heroism in dismantling tyranny in this epic, yet personal, look at D-Day in time for the 75th anniversary of the operation.

Terrible Trenches Field Book (Hardcover): Terry Deary Terrible Trenches Field Book (Hardcover)
Terry Deary; Illustrated by Martin Brown 1
R362 R282 Discovery Miles 2 820 Save R80 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Puts the Terrible Trenches in a whole new light! With fact file fold-outs, trench letters and much, much more. This commemorative guide to life on the Front Line marks 100 years since the end of the war with full-colour illustrations and paper novelty elements. From foul food to coping with legions of lice - discover all the dire details of life in the blood and mud of the First World War trenches. Want to know . . . how your own wee could save your life? which animals wore gas masks? why Big Bertha terrified the Brits? How would YOU survive? Get the facts - from both sides of the barbed wire - in this immersive and fascinating guide to the First World War from Horrible Histories duo, author, Terry Deary and illustrator, Martin Brown.

Home Again: Stories About Coming Home From War (Paperback): Tony Bradman, Jim Eldridge, Emily Hibbs, E. L. Norry Home Again: Stories About Coming Home From War (Paperback)
Tony Bradman, Jim Eldridge, Emily Hibbs, E. L. Norry 1
R281 R239 Discovery Miles 2 390 Save R42 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

HOME AGAIN tells twelve moving tales of homecoming, centred around VE Day. With a foreword by Forces Sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn. Produced in partnership with The Royal British Legion for the 75th anniversary of VE Day. A child evacuee, a Bletchley Park codebreaker, a rebel fighter, an Indian Army soldier... Each inspiring and authentic story helps to bring the end of World War Two into focus. Every story is followed by a fact file, packed with detail on different parts of the war. Stories written by Bali Rai, Leila Rasheed, Tony Bradman, Jim Eldridge, E.L. Norry and Emily Hibbs. 50p per paperback from the sale of HOME AGAIN in the UK will be paid to Royal British Legion Trading Limited which gives its taxable profits to The Royal British Legion (Charity no. 219279).

The Subtle Knife (Paperback): Philip Pullman The Subtle Knife (Paperback)
Philip Pullman; Illustrated by Chris Wormell 1
R215 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R46 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The second volume in Philip Pullman's groundbreaking HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy, now a thrilling, critically acclaimed BBC/HBO series. "What is he? A friend, or an enemy?" "He is a murderer." Will has just killed a man. He's on the run. His escape will take him far beyond his own world, to the eerie disquiet of a deserted city, and to a girl, Lyra. Her fate is strangely linked to his own, and together they must find the most powerful weapon in all the worlds... this edition has a stunning cover by celebrated artist, Chris Wormell.

Northern Lights (Paperback): Philip Pullman Northern Lights (Paperback)
Philip Pullman; Illustrated by Chris Wormell 1
R220 R175 Discovery Miles 1 750 Save R45 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The first volume in Philip Pullman's groundbreaking HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy, now a thrilling, critically acclaimed BBC/HBO television series. First published in 1995, and acclaimed as a modern masterpiece, this first book in the series won the UK's top awards for children's literature. "Without this child, we shall all die." Lyra Belacqua and her animal daemon live half-wild and carefree among scholars of Jordan College, Oxford. The destiny that awaits her will take her to the frozen lands of the Arctic, where witch-clans reign and ice-bears fight. Her extraordinary journey will have immeasurable consequences far beyond her own world... This edition has a beautiful cover from celebrated artist, Chris Wormell.

Poppy Field (Hardcover): Michael Morpurgo Poppy Field (Hardcover)
Michael Morpurgo; Illustrated by Michael Foreman 1
R361 R281 Discovery Miles 2 810 Save R80 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A new illustrated story celebrating the poppy's history. Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman have teamed up with the Royal British Legion to tell an original story that explains the meaning behind the poppy. In Flanders' fields, young Martens knows his family's story, for it is as precious as the faded poem hanging in their home. From a poor girl comforting a grieving soldier, to an unexpected meeting of strangers, to a father's tragic death many decades after treaties were signed, war has shaped Martens's family in profound ways - it is their history as much as any nation's. They remember. They grieve. They honour the past. This book also includes a full-colour, illustrated afterword that explains the history that inspired the story. 1 per hardback from the sale of POPPY FIELD in the UK will be paid to Royal British Legion Trading Limited which gives its taxable profits to The Royal British Legion (Charity no. 219279)

Walk Toward the Rising Sun - From Child Soldier to Ambassador of Peace (Hardcover): Ger Duany, garen thomas Walk Toward the Rising Sun - From Child Soldier to Ambassador of Peace (Hardcover)
Ger Duany, garen thomas
R431 R363 Discovery Miles 3 630 Save R68 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Lady is a Spy: Virginia Hall, World War II's Most Dangerous Secret Agent (Paperback): Don Mitchell The Lady is a Spy: Virginia Hall, World War II's Most Dangerous Secret Agent (Paperback)
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R212 R165 Discovery Miles 1 650 Save R47 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Learn about Virginia Hall, the "most dangerous of all Allied spies", in this exciting narrative biography! Virginia never thought she'd be a spy. The young American had been working for the State Department overseas when she was involved in a serious accident. Despite this setback, Hall was eager to do something to help the Allies win World War II. She made her way to France where she helped coordinate underground resistance movements, sabotaging the Nazis at every turn. Her covert operations, including capturing 500 Germans, greatly contributed to the Allies' eventual win. In The Lady is a Spy, award-winning author Don Mitchell (The Freedom Summer Murders) explores the fascinating life of America's greatest female spy. Thoroughly researched and full of rarely seen photographs from Virginia Hall's family, this is an extraordinary, in-depth look at a true hero.

Noor Inayat Khan (Paperback): Sufiya Ahmed Noor Inayat Khan (Paperback)
Sufiya Ahmed 1
R183 R153 Discovery Miles 1 530 Save R30 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

My Story: Noor-un-Nissa Inayat Khan is the thrilling story of British-Indian World War Two heroine, Noor-un-Nissa Inayat Khan. It's 1940 and hundreds of families are being forced to flee Nazi-occupied France. Noor refuses to stand by while Nazi forces invade her home and terrorise her people, so she travels to England and signs up to join the war efforts, despite her mother's wishes. It isn't long before her talents are noticed and she is chosen by Winston Churchill to sneak back into France as an undercover agent. Noor returns home - but this time, as a secret agent... Can Noor keep her true identity hidden, report her findings back to London and help the Allies win the war? Experience history first-hand with My Story in this all-new look!

Impostors (Paperback): Scott Westerfeld Impostors (Paperback)
Scott Westerfeld 1
R218 R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Save R45 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

With Impostors, master storyteller Scott Westerfeld returns with a new series set in the world of his mega-bestselling Uglies - a world full of twist and turns, rebellion and intrigue, where any wrong step could be Frey's last Frey and Rafi are inseparable . . . two edges of the same knife. But Frey's very existence is a secret. Frey is Rafi's twin sister - and her body double. Their powerful father has many enemies, and the world has grown dangerous as the old order falls apart. So while Rafi was raised to be the perfect daughter, Frey has been taught to kill. Her only purpose is to protect her sister, to sacrifice herself for Rafi if she must. When her father sends Frey in Rafi's place as collateral in a precarious deal, she becomes the perfect impostor-as poised and charming as her sister. But Col, the son of a rival leader, is getting close enough to spot the killer inside her. As the deal starts to crumble, Frey must decide if she can trust him with the truth . . . and if she can risk becoming her own person. A storming return to the Uglies universe from the always-surprising Scott Westerfeld. What's real? What's not? It's up to you to decide... First in a brilliant new series set in the dark world of Uglies A gripping story of sisterhood, danger, rebellion and intrigue Explores sweeping ethical questions about the future of science Please note this book contains mature content more suitable for older readers.

You Can Fly - The Tuskegee Airmen (Hardcover): Carole Boston Weatherford You Can Fly - The Tuskegee Airmen (Hardcover)
Carole Boston Weatherford; Illustrated by Jeffery Boston Weatherford
R373 R305 Discovery Miles 3 050 Save R68 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Brave For My Family (Paperback): Davidson Whetstone Brave For My Family (Paperback)
Davidson Whetstone; Foreword by David R Shedd
R351 R286 Discovery Miles 2 860 Save R65 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The House by the Lake: The True Story of a House, Its History, and the Four Families Who Made It Home (Hardcover): Thomas... The House by the Lake: The True Story of a House, Its History, and the Four Families Who Made It Home (Hardcover)
Thomas Harding; Illustrated by Britta Teckentrup
R431 R369 Discovery Miles 3 690 Save R62 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
My Friend the Enemy (Paperback, 2nd edition): Dan Smith My Friend the Enemy (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Dan Smith 1
R191 R152 Discovery Miles 1 520 Save R39 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Summer, 1941. For Peter, the war is a long way away, being fought by a faceless enemy, marching across places he's never seen. Until the night it comes to him. A German plane is shot down over the woods that his Dad looked after, before he went off to fight. Peter rushes to the crash site to find something exciting to keep. But what he finds instead is someone: a young and injured German airman. The enemy. Here. And in trouble. Suddenly, helping him seems like the right thing to do ... An exciting and thought-provoking World War 2 adventure from acclaimed author Dan Smith.

The Cry of the Icemark (2019 reissue) (Paperback, 3rd edition): Stuart Hill The Cry of the Icemark (2019 reissue) (Paperback, 3rd edition)
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R197 R159 Discovery Miles 1 590 Save R38 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The first thrilling fantasy novel in Stuart Hill's acclaimed ICEMARK series: magnificent, steely-edged and epic! When her father dies nobly in battle, fourteen-year-old Thirrin becomes Queen of the Icemark, a tiny kingdom for ever caught between dangerous neighbours. Thirrin must raise an army to protect her people from seemingly invincible Imperial invaders. Her search for allies takes her beyond her northern borders, to former enemies in the Land-of-the-Ghosts and onwards to the frozen Hub ofthe World. But can she save her kingdom? '[A] dazzlingly confident debut about power and personal discovery' THETIMES 'A wonderful, swashbuckling read and an exceptional debut.' BOOKS FOR KEEPS

Blackout! (Paperback): Tony Bradman Blackout! (Paperback)
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R131 R105 Discovery Miles 1 050 Save R26 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A gripping first-hand account of life back home during World War Two. Britain has been fighting the Second World War for five years and, with his father away serving in the navy, Jimmy feels responsible for looking after his mother and sister. But when he loses track of time at the cinema, Jimmy finds himself in real trouble. It's dark and the sirens are blaring - it's a bombing raid! Forced to spend the night in a shelter, when he finally gets home, there's no home to go to. The house has been bombed out and his mother and sister are nowhere to be found. How will Jimmy survive alone on the dangerous streets of London? And will he ever find his family? BOOKS IN THE SERIES Blackout (WW2) Coming Home (WWI) Escape From Pompeii Freedom (slavery) Independence (Ireland 1920) Plague Titanic

Churchill: His Finest Hours (Paperback): Alan MacDonald Churchill: His Finest Hours (Paperback)
Alan MacDonald; Illustrated by Clive Goddard 1
R158 R126 Discovery Miles 1 260 Save R32 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

You've probably heard of Winston Churchill... He's the one who raised his fingers in a V sign and smoked a massive cigar. But do you want to know more? INSIDE: Get to know the man behind the cigar in Winston's secret diary! Re-live events of the century in The Winston Weekly! Read how Winston led Britain to victory in the Second World War!

25 Women Who Protected Their Country (Hardcover): Emma Bernay, Emma Carlson-Berne 25 Women Who Protected Their Country (Hardcover)
Emma Bernay, Emma Carlson-Berne
R756 R603 Discovery Miles 6 030 Save R153 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Story of the First World War for Children (1914-1918) - In association with the Imperial War Museum (Paperback): John Malam The Story of the First World War for Children (1914-1918) - In association with the Imperial War Museum (Paperback)
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R272 R193 Discovery Miles 1 930 Save R79 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The First World War was the world's first 'total war'. Although large-scale wars like the Napoleonic wars had ranged across many territories, the scale of WWI was unprecedented. It was also the first war between modern industrialised nations, and mechanised warfare saw new and terrifying weapons deployed for the first time, including airplanes, tanks, zeppelins, giant warships and poison gas. Now, on the verge of the centenary of the end of the conflict, The Story of the First World War for Children (1914-1918) is a fact-packed information book that relates the unfolding events and the human stories in a way that brings history vividly to life.

Frightful First World War (Paperback): Terry Deary, Martin Brown Frightful First World War (Paperback)
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R156 R123 Discovery Miles 1 230 Save R33 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Refreshed, renewed, reloaded! All the foul facts about the Frightful First World War are ready to uncover, including: what the 'Fat King' did with food scraps and dead horses, how sniffing your own pee could save your life in a gas attack and why a pair of old socks gave away top German secrets. Refreshed with a fantastic new design, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. With shiny foil cover

Gladiators (Hardcover): Kenny Abdo Gladiators (Hardcover)
Kenny Abdo
R575 R459 Discovery Miles 4 590 Save R116 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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