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THE JULIETTE SOCIETY

In her debut novel, Sasha Grey takes us inside a private, high-profile, sex society where anything and everything can happen. Read the prologue.

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Do Ants Have Arseholes?

Jon Butler, Bruno Vincent
Authors:
Jon Butler, Bruno Vincent

How easy is it to fall off a log? Where is the middle of nowhere? Do we really have no bananas? The readers of OLD GIT magazine are a batty, befuddled, potty-mouthed bunch, who seem to spend a significant chunk of their spare time corresponding with the publication's popular letters page. DO ANTS HAVE ARSEHOLES? is a very funny, very silly collection of questions and answers taken from this column, none of which has any basis whatsoever in fact. A must for all those who relish a heady mixture of shaggy-dog stories, toilet humour and utter lack of insight.

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The Secret Diary of Mario Balotelli

Bruno Vincent
Authors:
Bruno Vincent

Bruno Vincent

Jon Butler and Bruno Vincent both work in publishing.

by Christine Feehan

Dark Storm: Chapter One

To celebrate publication of Dark Storm, we're offering you a sneak preview from the first chapter. And if you like the Dark Carpathian series, you'll love Christine Feehan's new novels Lair of the Lion and Dark Nights, available now in paperback.

Robinson

The Mammoth Book of Erotica presents The Best of M. Christian

M. Christian
Authors:
M. Christian

Jon Butler

Jon and Bruno both work in publishing.

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Copper: A Dog's Life

Annabel Goldsmith
Authors:
Annabel Goldsmith

A loveable local legend and true character to all who knew him, Copper was no ordinary dog. With more stories to tell than you could count on the pads of one paw, this curly-tailed, shaggy-bearded mongrel (but don't let him hear you call him that) led a truly astonishing life. Famed for his remarkable wanderlust, canine curiosity took him all over the place, from Richmond and Kingston to Brighton, sometimes travelling on buses with his friend Jessie the cat, often stopping off at his favourite pubs, or chasing unsuspecting joggers in the park - a hobby which nearly ended his life. In this delightful book, Copper tells us of his astounding adventures with the finest of tail-wagging wisdom. He sniffs out all the important things in life: the comings and goings, the loves and losses - and, of course, what it's like to live in high society. Sometimes cheeky, most of the time charming, but always cherished, Copper's story is by turns funny and moving, the tale of a real canine hero.

The Dining Club...

A glimpse into

Welcome to the Dining Club. If you fail the challenges we set, you will go no further. If you pass, a world of pleasure awaits.

by Valerie Martin

Property - Introduction

Valerie Martin introduces her book' 'Porperty': the book that dared to tell a different story.

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England: The Panoramas

Mark Denton
Authors:
Mark Denton

This unique photographic volume presents the greatest landscape views in England, including a host of secret treasure viewpoints. They range from the famous - Roseberry Topping, Derwentwater, Durham Cathedral across the river, the Gateshead Millennium Bridge - to the lesser known. All the views are shown in full panorama. Unlike conventional formats, panoramic photography is uniquely able to reproduce the full field-of-view, the expansive sense of vision that makes these vistas such a dizzying experience. Shot entirely with a classic panoramic camera, Mark Denton's distinctive photography is thus as close as it's possible to get to being there. The majority of the panoramic images featured are taken at the magic hours of dusk and dawn, offering richly saturated new interpretations of England's most breathtaking scenery. Complete list includes: The North: Bamburgh; Blencathra from Low Rigg; Place Fell and Ullswater; Border Hills at Yetholm; Crag Lough; Rydal Water; Catbells; Castlerigg; Langdon Common, Teesdale; Dunstanburgh; Tarn How; Skiddaw from Catbells; St Mary's Lighthouse; Hadrian's Wall; Wetherlam; High Cup; Alnwick Castle; Millennium Bridge, Newcastle; Catbells; Dawdon Beach. The West: Golitha; Stourhead; Clifton Suspension Bridge; Bedruthan Steps; Foreland Point, Lynmouth; Salcombe; Hameldown, Dartmoor; Corfe Castle; Mupe Bay; Royal Crescent, Bath; Burton Bradstock; Avebury; Gold Hill, Shaftesbury; Lyme Regis; Mullion Cove; Mousehole; Botallack Head; Porlock Hill; Durdle Door; Brent Tor; St Andrew's, Corton Denham. The Heart of England: Bolton Abbey; All Saints; River Avon; Ironbridge; Gordale Scar; Arlington; Curbar Edge; Hazleton Clump; Clumber Chapel; Long Mynd; Ribblehead Viaduct; River Avon and Hereford Cathedral; Lower Slaughter; Brimham; Dyneley Farm; Wycoller, Lancashire; Blackpool Black Hill, Herefordshire; Warwick Castle; Malvern Hills; Oxford; Beezley Falls. The East: Selwicks Bay; Whorl Hill, Swainby; Humber Bridge; Drax Power Station; Burghley House; Londesborough; Southwold; Fairy Dale; Thorpeness; Bishop Burton; Lincoln Cathedral; Hunstanton; Brancaster; Ely; Nurnburnholme; Whitby Harbour; Robin Hood's Bay; Cambridge; Roseberry Topping; York. The South: Beachy Head; Scotney Castle; Denge; Virginia Water; Arundel; Lancing College; New Forest; Bodiam Castle; Hurst Point; Rochester Cathedral; Camber; Jubilee Bridge, London; Duncton Hill; Bury Hill; West Pier, Brighton; Canterbury; The Needles, Isle of Wight Praise for Mark Denton's The Lake District - The Panoramas: 'If ever a book was to reawaken a sense of delight and pride in the places on our doorstep, then this is it.' Wanderlust

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Pudsey

Pudsey
Authors:
Pudsey
C & R Crime

Death of a Nag

M.C. Beaton
Authors:
M.C. Beaton
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The Mammoth Book of Jokes New edn

Geoff Tibballs
Authors:
Geoff Tibballs

Quite simply, the greatest compendium of humour ever written! Even bigger and better than ever, The Mammoth Book of Jokes is the ultimate joke book - now revised and expanded to over 7500 entries. This endlessly entertaining collection covers everything you could ever think of, from Birthdays and Dogs to Mothers-in- Law and War. Plus epigrams, limericks, misprints and howlers, shaggy dog stories, politically incorrect jokes, toasts, pick-up lines and put-downs .... Extra new material for this bumper edition includes favourite celebrity jokes - specially chosen by the likes of Bill Clinton, Gordon Ramsay, Dustin Hoffman and Tony Blair - as well as no fewer than 2000 brand new jokes.

M. Christian

M. Christian is - among many things - an acknowledged master of erotica with more than 400 stories in such anthologies as Best American Erotica, Best Gay Erotica, Best Lesbian Erotica, Best Bisexual Erotica, Best Fetish Erotica and many, many other anthologies, magazines, and websites. He is the editor of 25 anthologies including The Best S/M Erotica series, Pirate Booty, My Love For All That Is Bizarre: Sherlock Holmes Erotica, The Burning Pen, Guilty Pleasures, The Mammoth Book of Future Cops and The Mammoth Book of Tales of the Road (with Maxim Jakubowksi) and Confessions, Garden of Perverse and Amazons (with Sage Vivant) as well as many others. He is the author of the collections Dirty Words, Speaking Parts, The Bachelor Machine, Licks & Promises, Filthy, Love Without Gun Control, Rude Mechanicals, Coming Together Presents M.Christian, Pornotopia, How To Write And Sell Erotica; and the novels Running Dry, The Very Bloody Marys, Me2, Brushes, Finger's Breadth and Painted Doll. He lives in San Francisco.

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The Art of Sledging

J Harold
Authors:
J Harold

In these days of cricketing correctness, where codes of behaviour are being handed down by the Cricket Police, here is a salute to the good old days when games were won and lost by whatever means available. With a great one-liner on every page, this is a collection of crude, rude, famous and infamous sledges all placed within the context of the match and the rivalries on and off the pitch. Including: Merv Hughes to Graeme Hick: "Mate, if you just turn the bat over you'll find the instructions on the other side." Lillie to Gatting: "Hell, Gatt, move out of the way I can't see the stumps." Woodfull to Jardine: "Which one of you bastards called this bastard a bastard?" Warne to Cullinan: "I've been waiting two years for another chance to humiliate you." Cullinan replies: "Looks like you spent it eating." The most pathetic sledge of all time from present England Captain Kevin Petersen to Chris Gayle: "You're making me cross. You're making me cross. You're making me cross." Possibly the rudest of them all, Mark Waugh to Adam Parore: "Oh, I remember you from a couple of years ago in Australia. You were shit then, you're f**king useless now." Parore replies: "Yeah that's me and when I was there you were going out with the old, ugly slut and now I hear you married her. You dumb c**t." Even teammates have been known to sledge one another, Brian Close to Geoffrey Boycott: "Next bloody ball, bloody belt it or I'll wrap my bat around your bloody head." And the crowd is not adverse to hurling abuse either "Hey Tuffnell, lend us your brain we are building an idiot!"

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The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two

Catherynne M. Valente
Authors:
Catherynne M. Valente
by Amanda Carlson

Full Blooded

Read the first chapter of Full Blooded by Amanda Carlson, the start of an exceptionally fast-paced and irresistibly sexy new urban fantasy trilogy!

OMENS Prologue

Kelley Armstrong

Read the prologue from OMENS, Kelley Armstrong's atmospheric psychological thriller.

Kelley Armstrong

OMENS: Prologue

Read the prologue from Kelley Armstrong's atmospheric psychological thriller, OMENS.

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Tribes

Seth Godin
Authors:
Seth Godin

In this fascinating book, Seth Godin argues that now, for the first time, everyone has an opportunity to start a movement - to bring together a tribe of like-minded people and do amazing things. There are tribes everywhere, all of them hungry for connection, meaning and change. And yet, too many people ignore the opportunity to lead, because they are "sheepwalking" their way through their lives and work, too afraid to question whether their compliance is doing them (or their company) any good. This book is for those who don't want to be sheep and instead have a desire to do fresh and exciting work. If you have a passion for what you want to do and the drive to make it happen, there is a tribe of fellow employees, or customers, or investors, or readers, just waiting for you to connect them with each other and lead them where they want to go.