Over 30 landmark interviews, accounts, and memoirs of The Beatles and their entourage, recording how they inadvertently became counter-culture’s figureheads and changed society.
The pieces include Paul Johnson’s ‘The Menace of Beatlism’, Maureen Cleave’s ‘Beatles Bigger than Christ’ feature, the News of the World feature suggesting The Beatles were spent forces – just before they unleashed Sergeant Pepper on the world – interviews with their entourage and main loves; plus latter-day contributions from the likes of Paul Gambacinni, Dave Marsh, Greil Marcus.
Also included is a chronological tracing of each Beatles album and single, and analysis of all Beatles movie releases and television appearances.
Nathan Haselbauer, President of the International High IQ Society, has painstakingly researched and designed this impressively varied collection of over 500 mind-bending puzzles to enable you to determine just how clever you are.
This huge variety of maths, logic and word puzzles ranges from reasonably straightforward to fiendishly difficult. Each puzzle is clearly presented, though, and its solution is perfectly clear. In theory, each puzzle can be solved – in your head – in just a few minutes.
Fully endorsed by the International High IQ Society, the fastest growing high IQ society in the world, this book represents the gold standard of IQ testing.
Praise for Nathan Haselbauer:
‘The young New Yorker who’s challenging the Old Guard of the IQ World’ Observer
A brilliant, new collection of quick brain teasers offering satisfaction in moments!
This giant volume offers hundreds of original new puzzles ranging from easy maths and logic problems to word games, sudoku, mazes, and illusions. All the puzzles are easy to understand, straightforward to solve, and designed to offer beneficial mental stimulation, not give you a headache!
A handy puzzle collection to keep with you at all times – while travelling, or commuting, or even just standing in a queue.
The Mammoth Book of Dirty, Sick, X-Rated and Politically Incorrect Jokes is the ultimate collection of X-rated and decidedly politically incorrect jokes – an indispensable guide to the funny, the fearless and the filthy. Be warned, the contents of this spanking new bumper book are not for the faint-hearted. Even a blonde would blush …if she got any of them.
The Assassination of JFK, 9/11, the Da Vinci Code, The Death of Diana, Men in Black, Pearl Harbor, The Illuminati, Protocols of Zion,Hess, The Bilderberg Group, New World Order, ElvisFluoridization, Martin Luther King’s murder, Opus Dei, The Gemstone Files, John Paul I, Dead Sea Scrolls, Lockerbie bombing, Black helicopters…
In other words everything ‘they’ never wanted you to know and were afraid you might ask!
Jon E. Lewis explores the 100 most terrifying cover-ups of all time, from the invention of Jesus’ divinity (pace the Da Vinci Code) to Bush’s and Blair’s real agenda in invading Iraq. Entertainingly written and closely documented, the book provides each cover-up with a plausibility rating.
Uncover why the Titanic sank, ponder the sinister Vatican/Mafia network that plotted the assassination of liberal John Paul, find out why NASA ‘lost’ its files on Mars, read why no-one enters Area 51, and consider why medical supplies were already on site at Edgware Road before the 7/7 bombs detonated.
Just because you are paranoid, it doesn’t mean that they aren’t out to conspire against you.
You never forget your first time with a vampire.
Whether reaquainting yourself with some of your favourite, sexy creatures of the night or getting bitten by the vampire romance phenomenon for the very first time, let the biggest and brightest names in the business help you explore your dark side. Witness the bewildering array of complex vampire codes of conduct, dark ritual and dating practices as they chat up the locals and engage in the most erotic encounters you will sink your teeth into this side of un-Death. Because vampires never really die, do they?
Exciting, intimate, experimental – a selection of the best of recent erotic writing. Featuring more than 40 new stories of sexual encounters from every part of the world, The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica offers the most outstanding work of both well-known names and fresh new talents, such as Lisette Ashton, Polly Frost, Maxim Jakubowski, Marilyn Jaye-Lewis, Laurence Klavan (a first ever erotic story by this winner of an Edgar award for crime fiction), Rachel Kramer Bussel, Kristina Lloyd, Thomas S. Roche, Alison Tyler and Ian Watson.
A superb collection of stories of magic and adventure from the golden age of Arthurian legend by bestselling writers.
Enter into the darker realms of the age of the Knights of the Round Table, when magic held sway and Merlin vied with Arthur’s heroic new world.
Included are: Jane Yolen on Merlin’s youth and coming of age; Marion Zimmer Bradley on Nimuë, Merlin’s lover and doom; Charles de Lint on Merlin’s influence through the centuries; Darrell Schweitzer on the legends of Merlin’s birth; plus stories by Tanith Lee, Peter Tremayne, Phyllis Ann Karr, Jennifer Roberson, and many others.
There is also a detailed introduction by Mike Ashley on the mystery and magic of Merlin and his world.
Many readers are attracted to science fiction for that singular moment when a story expands your imagination, enabling you to see something in a new light. Not all SF works this way! This volume collects the very best of it that does, with 25 of the finest examples of mind-expanding and awe-inspiring science fiction.
The storylines range from a discovery on the Moon that opens up vistas across all time to a moment in which distances across the Earth suddenly increase and people vanish. These are tales to take you from the other side of now to the very end of time – from today’s top-name contributors including Stephen Baxter, Alastair Reynolds, Robert Silverberg, Gregory Benford and Robert Reed.
Time travel romance is not the same thing as sci-fi romance, though some stories may be set in an imagined future; it is romantic fiction set in various different eras, usually from around the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries. A woman may fall asleep in Central Park in the present to wake up in the arms of a Scottish laird in the sixteenth century.
The Mammoth Book of Time Travel Romance contains 25 stories of adventure and love; settings include medieval Scotland, sixteenth-century England, the nineteenth-century ‘Wild West’. Some stories are set in the present and a few in the future. Stories include an Elizabethan nobleman whisked into the present day, a troubled young woman who lands in the sixteenth century able to break a curse of lost love.
Includes stories from: Nina Bangs, Jude Deveraux, Sandra Hill, Linda Howard, Lynn Kurland, Karen Marie Moning, and many more.
The great explorers were the celebrities of their day – the romance and danger of their daring expeditions captured the public imagination and the world’s headlines to an extraordinary degree. Not all of them lived to tell the tale, of course, but those who emerged triumphant from jungle, desert or polar wasteland were hailed as if returning from beyond the grave. Journalists vied for their stories and publishers rushed their first-hand accounts of exciting and dangerous journeys into print for a wide and voracious readership.
Acclaimed travel historian John Keay introduces this selection of the best of these first-hand narratives, including those of John Ross and John Franklin, writing about their experiences in the Arctic; Richard Burton’s account of his search for the source of the Nile; John Speke on Lake Victoria; David Livingstone and Henry Stanley’s adventures in central Africa; Alexander McKenzie’s first crossing of America and Meriwether Lewis’s encounter with the Shoshonee; Robert Peary and Roald Amundsen’s voyages to the poles; and the poignant last words of William Wills in Australia and Robert Scott’s In Extremis.
Keay includes the experiences of four remarkable twentieth-century explorers: Hiram Bingham on the discovery of Machu Picchu; Wilfred Thesiger on Arabia’s Empty Quarter; Edmund Hillary on reaching the summit of Everest; and Harry St John Bridger Philby facing despair and defeat in the Arabian desert.
The ultimate collection of X-rated and decidedly politically incorrect limericks!
This bumper new volume contains over 2,000 dirty verses, from the moderately blue to the absolutely filthy – all illustrated throughout by Gray Jolliffe, creator of the bestselling Wicked Willie cartoon character.
Here are verses so rude that even a blonde would blush, on subjects ranging from the bedroom to the bathroom and beyond. You’ll find plenty of up-to-date limericks relevant to contemporary life as well as lewd old favourites on every imaginable topic, all of them guaranteed to make you laugh. Includes many newly devised limericks.
On the breast of a barmaid named Gail
Was written the price of the ale
And on her behind,
For the sake of the blind
Was the same information in Braille.