Just My type

Author: Simon Garfield
Hardback: 352 pages
ISBN: 9781846683015
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This is a book about fonts. Not a guide to fonts but rather a collection of stories about the development and use of the fonts that we bump into everyday. From the signs on the Paris Metro to newspaper type and the common hatred of Comic Sans this wonderful book is full of interesting stories and nuggets of font information. If you've ever looked at the list of fonts available on your computer and wondered about their names or design then this book is for you.

The Grand Prix Saboteurs

Author: Joe Saward
Paperback: 363 pages
ISBN: 9780955486807
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Racing drivers as secret agents seems so far fetched and proposterous that even a novel wouldn't be believeavle. However odd it sounds, it is in fact the truth; during World War II a number of racing drivers worked for the British government as spies and saboteurs within occupied France. In this enthralling book, Joe Saward, documents the lives of these racing drivers and the part they played in the downfall of the Third Reich.

Seeing Further

Editor: Bill Bryson
Hardback: 496 pages
ISBN: 9780007302567
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This exquisitely produced book (luxuriously thick paper, colourful illustrations and well bound) documents the 350 year old history of the Royal Society. A collection of essays by well known scientists and authors bring science to life and shows the important contributions fellows of the Royal Society have made not only to science but everyday life. If you are interested in science or history I'm sure you will enjoy this book.

e squared

Author: Matt Beaumont
Series: e., Book 3
Paperback: 511 pages
ISBN: 9780552775656
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It's been 8 years since that Christmas party and Miller Shanks is no more. Times and technology have changed yet advertising is still just the same. Welcome to Meerkat360, employer of many ex-Miller Shanks staff. Told through e-mails, texts, blogs and instant messages we follow their exploits as they attempt to sell cigarettes to pre-school children and entice women to wear Maggie Thatcher perfume!

The e. Before Chirstmas

Author: Matt Beaumont
Series: e., Book 2
Paperback: 121 pages
ISBN: 0007114877
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Honestly, how hard can it be to plan a Christmas party? In this hilarious seasonal follow up to e. we see that, as with everything else at Miller Shanks, no one can be trusted to organise anything.


Author: Matt Beaumont
Series: e., Book 1
Paperback: 342 pages
ISBN: 000710068X
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e. tells the story behind a London advertising agencies attempt to land the Coca-Cola account. This is, however, no normal book. There is no dialog and no descriptive prose just a sequence of e-mails which document the rise and spectacular fall of Miller Shanks and it's employees. You will never have read a book quite like it.

Schott's Almanac 2011

Author: Ben Schott
Hardback: 352 pages
ISBN: 9780747599517
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Another year, another Schott's Almanac. It's become something of a tradition for me to receive the latest Schott's for Christmas and then read it before the New Year. This year was no different and Ben Schott delivered yet another brilliant round-up of the facts and trivia of the last year.

A Dance Called America

Author: James Hunter
Paperback: 288 pages
ISBN: 9781845965419
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The Highland clearances were a dark period in Scottish history. Hundreds of families were removed from their ancestral homes, many left without viable alternative living or working arrangements. A solution, favoured by the Scottish landlords, was to help these Scots migrate to America. This fascinating book continues the story by examining the role played by the emigre Scots in developing modern day North America.