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  • *50% OFF SALE TITLE - WAS €7.30, NOW €3.65* Although strongly associated with Ireland, the timeless beauty of Celtic crosses makes them appealing to people of all nationalities and faiths. These 31 complex and inspiring Celtic cross designs will provide a splendid variety of imaginative coloring opportunities. Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for easy removal and display. Specially designed for experienced colorists, Celtic Crosses and other Creative Haven¬ adult coloring books offer an escape to a world of inspiration and artistic fulfillment. Each title is also an effective and fun-filled way to relax and reduce stress. ISBN 9780486826684
  • ... a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food...' Swift's devastating short satire on how to solve a famine. Jonathan Swift (1667-1745). Swift's works available in Penguin Classics are Gulliver's Travels and A Modest Proposal and Other Writings ISBN 9780141398181
  • *50% OFF SALE TITLE – WAS €7.40, NOW €3.70.* Road atlas, at A4 size, covering the whole of Ireland featuring clear and detailed Collins colour mapping at a scale of 5.2 miles to 1 inch. Perfect for both residents and visitors touring Ireland. Clear, detailed and up-to-date Collins mapping showing: * Places of tourist interest * Contact information for Tourist Information Centres with grid references to the mapping * Fully indexed street maps of 11 cities and towns - Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Limerick, Londonderry (Derry), Galway, Bangor, Waterford, Dun Laoghaire, Drogheda and Killarney * Speed enforcement zones and fixed location speed cameras * Blue Flag & Green Coast beaches * Ferry and airport information; Distance chart; Distances marked on the roads in miles and kilometres * Route planning map of the whole of Ireland at 15.8 miles to 1 inch * Administrative map of Irish counties and districts ISBN 9780008183721
  • *50% OFF SALE TITLE - WAS €8.45, NOW €4.20* A funny, fully-illustrated guide to the thorny world of modern dating. Tired of Tinder? Bummed out by Bumble? Given up on Grindr? The world of online dating has brought with it a whole host of new pitfalls in finding 'the one'. Lucy Baker is here to save the day, and Swipe Left is your ultimate guide to the do's and don'ts of digital dating. See what makes a perfect profile, and a sexy (not sexist) selfie. Fix first date disasters and get over ghosting. This little book is everything you need to transform those swipes from left to right. ISBN 9780008334451
  • *50% OFF SALE TITLE – WAS €9.95, NOW €4.50* Ireland is a collection of 300 contemporary images of the beauties of Ireland, covering every one of the 32 counties. The photographs are taken by two of the country's leading landscape photographers, Peter Zoller and Michael Diggin. ISBN 9780717157433
  • *50% OFF SALE TITLE – WAS €9.70, NOW €4.85.* You are feeling sleepy... If you're tired of sleepless nights, and wish you could drop off in two shakes of a lamb's tail, then say hello to Kip! Your woolly friend will guide you through this soporific little volume that's filled with more sheep than you can count and plenty of relaxing puzzles. It'll have you snoozing in no time. ISBN 9781786859976
  • *50% OFF SALE TITLE – WAS €9.80, NOW €4.90* A wooden box holds the buttons of three generations of women in Lynn Knight's family - each one with its own tale to tell... Tracing the story of women at home and in work, from the jet buttons of Victorian mourning, to the short skirts of the 1960s, taking in suffragettes, bachelor girls, little dressmakers, Biba and the hankering for vintage, The Button Box lifts the lid on women's lives and their clothes with elegance and wit. ISBN 9780140441857
  • Allow pre-eminent psychiatrist Dr Brendan Kelly to help you understand and cope with the unique mental stresses of today, as we all try to deal with the threat of COVID-19, coronavirus. Royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to medical charities assisting with the global response to coronavirus. ISBN 9781785373640
  • *50% OFF SALE TITLE – WAS €9.95, NOW €4.95.* From the toilet etiquette experts who brought you the global game-changer How to Poo at Work comes an equally essential guide: How to Fart at Work. Anyone who has ever worked in an office, or indeed any other enclosed space, has at one time or another been confronted with this gut-wrenching problem. Fortunately, Mats & Enzo have spent years studying this fragrant issue, occasionally putting themselves in highly dangerous situations armed only with a single gas mask for protection. With informative illustrations to help elucidate their findings, How to Fart at Work is a practical guide to solving every gaseous situation you might find yourself in. Whether you smelt it or you dealt it, Mats & Enzo's expert advice will allow you to not only smooth your way through any smelly moments, but they will even teach you how to further your career with flatulence! ISBN 9781787393059
  • *50% OFF SALE TITLE – WAS €10.00, NOW €5.00.* The original biodynamic sowing and planting calendar, now in its 57th year. This useful guide shows the optimum days for sowing, pruning and harvesting various plants and crops, as well as working with bees. It includes Thun's unique insights, which go above and beyond the standard information presented in some other lunar calendars. It is presented in colour with clear symbols and explanations. The calendar includes a pullout wallchart that can be pinned up in a barn, shed or greenhouse as a handy quick reference. ISBN 9781782505303
  • *50% OFF SALE TITLE – WAS €11.00, NOW €5.50* 'I hereby bet Tony Hawks the sum of One Hundred Pounds that he cannot hitchhike round the circumference of Ireland, with a fridge, within one calendar month'. A foolhardy attempt to win a drunken bet led to Tony Hawks having one of the most unforgettable experiences of his life. Joined by his trusty travelling-companion-cum-domestic-appliance, he found himself in the midst of a remarkable, inspirational and, at times, downright silly adventure. In their month of madness, Tony and his fridge surfed together; entered a batchelor festival; and one of them had sex without the other knowing. The fridge got christened, and they even met the poorest king on Earth. An absurd story of an extraordinary adventure, Round Ireland with a Fridge follows the fearless pair as they battle towards Dublin and a breathtaking finale that is moving, uplifting, and a fitting conclusion to the whole ridiculous affair. ISBN 9780091867775
  • *50% OFF SALE TITLE – WAS €11.10, NOW €5.55* A wooden box holds the buttons of three generations of women in Lynn Knight's family - each one with its own tale to tell... Tracing the story of women at home and in work, from the jet buttons of Victorian mourning, to the short skirts of the 1960s, taking in suffragettes, bachelor girls, little dressmakers, Biba and the hankering for vintage, The Button Box lifts the lid on women's lives and their clothes with elegance and wit. ISBN 9780099593096
  • The death of George Floyd and subsequent Black Lives Matter protests have made clear to everyone the vicious reality of racism that persists today. Many of those privileged enough to be distanced from racism are now having to come to terms with the fact that they continue to prosper at the detriment of others. Having spent the last four years researching, writing, and speaking about the benefits of diversity for society, June Sarpong is no stranger to educating and challenging those that have been enjoying the benefits of a system steeped in systemic racism without realising its true cost. In The Power of Privilege, June will empower those fortunate enough not to be 'otherised' by mainstream Western society to become effective allies against racism, both by understanding the roots of their privilege and the systemic societal inequities that perpetuates it. The Power of Privilege offers practical steps and action-driven solutions so that those who have been afforded privilege can begin undoing the limiting beliefs held by society, and help build a fairer future for all. ISBN 9780008435929
  • The must-read, pocket-sized Big Think book of 2020It feels like the world is falling apart. So how do we keep hold of our optimism? How do we nurture the parts of ourselves that hope, trust and believe in something better? And how can we stay sane in this world of division?In this beautifully written and illuminating polemic, Booker Prize nominee Elif Shafak reflects on our age of pessimism, when emotions guide and misguide our politics, and misinformation and fear are the norm. A tender, uplifting plea for optimism, Shafak draws on her own memories and delves into the power of stories to reveal how writing can nurture democracy, tolerance and progress. And in the process, she answers one of the most urgent questions of our time. ISBN 9781788165723
  • From the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists comes a powerful new statement about feminism today - written as a letter to a friend. A few years ago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received a letter from a dear friend from childhood, asking her how to raise her baby girl as a feminist. Dear Ijeawele is Adichie's letter of response. Here are fifteen invaluable suggestions-compelling, direct, wryly funny, and perceptive-for how to empower a daughter to become a strong, independent woman. From encouraging her to choose a helicopter, and not only a doll, as a toy if she so desires; having open conversations with her about clothes, makeup, and sexuality; debunking the myth that women are somehow biologically arranged to be in the kitchen making dinner, and that men can "allow" women to have full careers, Dear Ijeawele goes right to the heart of sexual politics in the twenty-first century. It will start a new and urgently needed conversation about what it really means to be a woman today. ISBN 9780008275709
  • Cleanliness is next to enlightenment. In this Japanese bestseller a Buddhist monk explains the traditional meditative techniques that will help cleanse not only your house - but your soul. Live clean. Feel calm. Be happy. We remove dust to sweep away our worldly cares. ISBN 9781846149696
  • Since first publication 20 years ago, there has been both change and stability among favourite Irish names for children. This book lists and glosses more than 200 of the most popular Irish names for boys and girls. It gives a short, authoritative commentary on each headline name, offers a complete list of alternative spellings and anglicised forms, and contains notes on the origins of each name with particular reference to the original holders. It is comprehensively indexed and cross-referenced. The stability in the names arises from the fact that the 200 odd favourite names of 20 years ago are still in place. What has changed, however, is the pecking order within the overall list. Forenames of formerly Irish origin have advanced in recent times at the expense of names of English origin, so that, for instance, Sean, Connor and Cian are among the top 5 boys' names while all top 5 girls' names are purely Irish: Aoife, Ciara, Saoirse, Caoimhe and Niamh. ISBN 9780717156191
  • *50% OFF SALE TITLE - WAS €12.05, NOW €6.00* Clear, detailed road atlas of Ireland in a handy A4 spiral-bound format. This comprehensive, general purpose road atlas of the whole of Ireland is ideal for both business and pleasure use. The atlas contains a range of mapping scales:* 9 miles to 1 inch route planning map* Main maps at 3.2 miles to 1 inch, which are ideal for navigation* A wide selection of detailed town centre street plans This edition boasts road mapping packed with detail - showing colour classified road network, toll roads, land heights, the location of safety cameras, Blue Flag and Green Coast beaches, tourist information centres and a wide range of tourist attractions. There is also comprehensive guide information for visitors to Belfast, Cork, Dublin and Limerick. The locations of Speed Enforcement Zones, which highlight roads that have a high risk of accidents as identified by the Garda and the National Roads Authority, are included. There is also a wide range of fully indexed town and city centre maps. These are: Bangor, Belfast, Cork, Drogheda, Dublin, Dun Laoghaire, Galway, Kilkenny, Killarney, Limerick, Lisburn, Londonderry (Derry), Newry, Newtownabbey and Waterford. ISBN 9780008270339
  • *50% OFF SALE TITLE – WAS €12.05, NOW €6.00.* This Book Will Send You to Sleep makes no claims to be fun or interesting. It is a book you can read in full confidence that you will find absolutely nothing to stimulate your brain. A book, like any other, that will afford you much sleep and copious amounts of pointless knowledge. Where else will you read about the political crisis in Belgium 2007-2011 or the recent developments in the taxonomy of molluscs? And where else can you find, in one place: a summary of the administrative bureaucracy of the Byzantine Empire? A world almanac of pickled cucumbers? The measurement of the linear density of fibre? 'Prepare to fall fast asleep with the most boring book ever published' Tim Jones, sleep specialist. 'The indispensable bedside classic' Leland Carlson, Assistant Vice President of the Dull Men's Club ISBN 9781785038310
  • *50% OFF SALE TITLE – WAS €12.05, NOW €6.00.* What if there's a hidden dimension to Donald Trump; a sensitive, poetic side? Driven by this question, Rob Sears began combing Trump's words for signs of poetry. What he found was a revelation. By simply taking the 45th President of the United States' tweets and transcripts, cutting them up and reordering them, Sears unearthed a trove of beautiful verse that was just waiting to be discovered. This groundbreaking collection gives readers a glimpse of Trump's innermost thoughts and feelings on everything from the nature of truth, to what he hates about Lord Sugar. And it will reveal a hitherto hidden Donald, who may surprise and delight both students and critics alike. Now with seventeen all-new poems! As we lurch deeper into the Trump presidency, this timely publication also includes Sears' scholarly footnotes and introduction, in which he excavates new critical angles and insights into the President's poetry which the casual reader might initially overlook. ISBN 9781786894724
  • *50% OFF SALE TITLE – WAS €12.05, NOW €6.00.* While patrolling his territory, Simon's Cat dips into the lives of the many dogs in his neighbourhood, including crazy poodles, a lovestruck bulldog and a pack of mischievous puppies. With characteristic style and wit, Simon Tofield's brilliantly observed illustrations capture the comical capers of different dog breeds, and some a-meow-sing encounters with their feline counterparts ISBN 9781786897008
  • One breath, one step is all we need to feel at home and comfortable in the here and now. In this enlightening series world-renowned spiritual leader Thich Nhat Hanh shares the essential foundations of mindful practise and mediation. ISBN 9781846046568
  • In 1894, Ruth Smythers, `Beloved wife of The Reverend L. D. Smythers', wrote: `One cardinal rule of marriage should never be forgotten: give little, give seldom and, above all, give grudgingly...' The Methodist wife didn't intend to be amusing, but this brief treatise written for young brides is side-splitting today and an eye-opener to how our love lives have changed in just over a century. ISBN 9781849539760
  • *50% OFF SALE TITLE – WAS €12.10, NOW €6.05.* The first biography of the enigmatic coach who has completely transformed the England rugby team. After Eddie Jones began coaching England's rugby team, they won 22 of their next 23 matches. The side that limped out of the 2015 World Cup was thoroughly revitalised. But who was the unconventional figure responsible for this change of fortune? And, given recent setbacks, will Eddie be able to inspire England to bring their best to the 2019 World Cup?From his school days playing alongside the legendary Ella brothers to his masterminding of Japan's jaw-dropping World Cup victory over South Africa, Eddie Jones has always been a polarising figure, known for his punishing work ethic. Constantly controversial, never complacent, Jones has truly shaken up English rugby. Drawing on over a hundred interviews with former teammates, players, administrators, coaching colleagues and Jones himself, veteran rugby writer Mike Colman brings a rare level of insight to his biography of this singular man. ISBN 9781911630456
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