Publisher: Dennis Publishing
Release Date: 2012-10-01
Genre: Comic books, strips, etc
Every Christmas for more than 25 years, the editors of Viz have cobbled together a hardback annual out of all the best bits from a year's worth of Britain's funniest magazine, stuck a colourful picture on the front and called it something vaguely off-colour. Over the years, these annuals have become as much part of the traditional British Christmas as the Queen's speech, turkey with all the trimmings and clostridium botulinum. This annual continues the tried and tested formula, bringing together the standout moments from the past 12 months.
Author: Jonathan Gleadle
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-08-27
Passing the FRACP Written Examination is the ideal study aid for candidates of the Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) examination. Written by a team of physicians based at Flinders Medical Centre, and covering the key components of the FRACP basic training syllabus, this guide presents over 500 multiple-choice questions on all major topics covered in the examination. It provides coverage of rapidly evolving topics such as healthcare in an ageing population, disparity in indigenous health outcomes, advances in molecular science and genetics, and the complexity of care arising from multiple chronic illnesses. Questions echo the written examination, including those on both ‘Basic Sciences’ and ‘Clinical Practice’. Many of the questions are similar to those in the actual examination; others are designed to ‘teach’ particularly important issues or to draw attention to contemporary topics. Each question has an answer that fully explains the correct and incorrect responses. This study aid also includes: • Questions and answers linked to a reference that is usually the best and most contemporary review for further reading and as additional guide to study • QR code links to all the references • Hints and tips from previous candidates on examination strategies • A large number of the new style extended matching questions (EMQs). This brand new study aid gives all FRACP candidates a unique opportunity to practise for the examination and improve their medical knowledge of the syllabus as a whole.
"The best book ... that I or anyone else will ever read. Truly magnificent," writes Matt Ridley in the Daily Telegraph. "A remarkable and powerful book," adds The Evening Standard's Dylan Evans. "Witty, lucid, and ultimately enthralling," says Robert McCrum in the Observer. Whilst according to Richard Dawkins, "Reading this book is one of the biggest favours I've ever done my brain." Sadly, these aren't reviews for Viz: The Dutch Oven - we found them on the back of a book by the distinguished cognitive scientist Steven Pinker. But we've got high hopes that the critics will praise this hard-backed collection of the best bits from issues 212~221 of Britain's toiletest magazine in an equally forthright fashion. Viz: The Dutch Oven's 160 pages of foul-mouthed cartoons, satirical features and spoof adverts make it the ideal gift for anyone you're not prepared to spend more than about 11 quid on.
Published shortly before the author's death in 1919, this remarkable memoir addresses struggles with poverty and illness yet teems with uplifting eloquence and passion. Includes posthumous successor, A Last Diary.
Author: Hilary Mantel
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Release Date: 2009-10-13
In the ruthless arena of King Henry VIII's court, only one man dares to gamble his life to win the king's favor and ascend to the heights of political power England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years, and marry Anne Boleyn. The pope and most of Europe opposes him. The quest for the king's freedom destroys his adviser, the brilliant Cardinal Wolsey, and leaves a power vacuum. Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell. Cromwell is a wholly original man, a charmer and a bully, both idealist and opportunist, astute in reading people and a demon of energy: he is also a consummate politician, hardened by his personal losses, implacable in his ambition. But Henry is volatile: one day tender, one day murderous. Cromwell helps him break the opposition, but what will be the price of his triumph? In inimitable style, Hilary Mantel presents a picture of a half-made society on the cusp of change, where individuals fight or embrace their fate with passion and courage. With a vast array of characters, overflowing with incident, the novel re-creates an era when the personal and political are separated by a hairbreadth, where success brings unlimited power but a single failure means death.
From the perennially popular resident cartoonist at the Daily Mail comes a new collection of hilarious illustrations that capture the most memorable and controversial news stories of the last decade. Best-selling Daily Mail cartoonist Mac's collections are a popular perennial of the Christmas season. For the first time, this new volume draws on not only this year's cartoons, but on a choice selection from the last decade. Relive the most controversial and memorable news stories from the past ten years with Mac's unmistakable drawing style and incisive, acerbic wit. Bound to raise many laughs, "The Best of Mac" captures highlights such as the Macca-Mills divorce, rising oil prices, GM food protests, George Dubya's "War on Terror" in full, the credit crunch, and of course all the old political chestnuts--financial irregularity, failing schools and hospitals, and binge drinking and sex scandals.
Release Date: 2013-10-10
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was Bollocks. And Roger Mellie looked upon the Word and saw that it was good. And he said, let there be more Words. And lo, readers of Viz did send in a multitude of words, four thousand of them, arranged in more-or-less alphabetical order. And Roger spake, saying, there, that's probably enough for a brand fucking new Roger's Profanisaurus.
Author: Robert LeRoy Ripley
Publisher: Ripley Publishing
Release Date: 2010-10-01
Genre: Curiosities and wonders
Following hot on the heels of last year's best-selling edition, Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2011 offers a whole new feast of bizarre facts and features to enthrall and entertain. Be amazed at the pink dolphin, the girl no bigger than her schoolbag, and the island of lost dolls. Gasp at extraordinary true tales about vampires, the Ripley's waxwork gallery, and the feats of sword swallowers past and present. Illustrated throughout with colour photographs and two pullouts featuring astounding lifesize images, this fascinating book is a must-have for anyone who loves jaw-dropping images and unbelievable facts.