A short message from our friends at The Little Bookroom…
Hello friends, The Little Bookroom is pleased to be hosting the book launch for Maureen McCarthy’s new novel, Careful What You Wish For, this coming Saturday 20th November, 4pm. We would be thrilled if you could take the time to circulate some fliers for the event (attached
here) and spread the good news as far and wide as you are able – students, teachers and parents all welcome…
We are looking forward to a wonderful afternoon with Maureen and all our friends and supporters! Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 17 November.
A reading theme is perfect for cafes filled with bookish patrons cradling cups of cappuccino. At the new location of Manhattan coffeeshop D’Espresso, a prevalence of books also nods to its unique location: It’s located just a block from the New York Public Library…read more
Modo – teenage spy and temporary shape-shifter – is plunged once more into the world of international espionage. This time he’s on the trail of a mysterious underwater creature – and he’s not alone. Mr Socrates orders Modo and his beautiful fellow agent Octavia Milkweed to investigate the disappearance of the Permanent Association’s New York agent. From there, they follow a trail of clues that will lead Modo to an ingenious machine known only as the Ictineo, and a fabled underwater city ruled by pirates. There, Modo confronts Colette, a French agent with secrets of her own. Is she friend or foe? Meanwhile, on his secret island, Dr Hyde has been conducting a new and hideous experiment. When Miss Hakkandottir, Modo’s nemesis from the Clockwork Guild, arrives to hijack the Ictineo, Modo must use all his ingenuity to track down an unseen force … even if it means revealing his true self.
When his guardian dies in suspicious circumstances, Alex Rider goes from schoolboy to superspy within days as his world is turned upside down. Forcibly recruited into MI6, Alex has to take part in griuelling SAS training exercises; then, armed with his ownspecial set of secret gadgets, he’s off on his first mission. But Alex soon finds himself in mortal danger. It looks as if his first assignment may well be his last…
This inspiring compedium of career advise features behind-the-scenes tips from fashion superstars and the up-and-comers – interns! Assistants! – who work alongside them. Over 70 interviews with designers, stylists, photographers, models, makeup artists, writers and others.
From the beginning of time, the WORD SPY has been creeping down hallways, hiding in shadows and journeying through different lands to discover everything there is to know about the English language. In her first book, The Word Spy, she shared with us the secrets she’d learnt about English, from the first alphabet in 4000 BC right up to the tricks of modern texting.
In The Return of the Word Spy she continues the fascinating journey through language, with chapters on language families, how we learn to speak, grammar and written forms of communication. In an accessible, engaging style, the WORD SPY explains the meaning of nouns, verbs, pronouns, ‘dead’ languages, word origins and other wordy wonders.
Packed with cartoons, games, facts and puzzles, The Return of the Word Spy continues the WORD SPY’s fascinating journey through the English language.