The Complete Collection

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  1. On the Origin of Species

    No book has revolutionised our view of life on earth more than Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species. Yet its enduring popularity is a testament to the immense energy and startling simplicity with which Darwin makes his revelations.

  2. The Nursery Rhyme Book

    The Nursery Rhyme Book

    Andrew Lang

    Illustrated by Debra McFarlane and L. Leslie Brooke

    £49.95

    A lively collection of nursery rhymes, both familiar and little known, collected by Andrew Lang, the acclaimed folklorist and editor of the Rainbow Fairy Books.

  3. Mort

    Mort

    Terry Pratchett

    Illustrated by Omar Rayyan

    £42.95

    One of the most loved titles in the enormously popular Discworld series receives its first fully illustrated edition.

  4. Mostly Harmless

    Mostly Harmless

    Douglas Adams

    Illustrated by Jonathan Burton

    £39.95

    If aliens were watching us, what would their favourite TV show be? What’s next for that unique publishing phenomenon, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy? And how do you make the perfect sandwich? These and other unlikely questions are answered in the final volume of Adams’s universe-spanning odyssey.

  5. Memoirs from Beyond the Tomb

    Memoirs from Beyond the Tomb

    François-René de Chateaubriand

    £42.95

    Chateaubriand requested that his memoirs remain unpublished until after his death lest he be forced to be ‘less frank and truthful’. The result is a hugely entertaining autobiography, providing a vivid picture of France during the most tumultuous period of her history.

  6. The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments

    George Johnson’s superb book explores the method behind some of science’s most dazzling discoveries – from the exquisite ingenuity of Galileo’s experiments on acceleration, to Newton’s fearless use of needles to understand vision.

  7. The Lord of the Rings

    The Lord of the Rings

    J. R. R. Tolkien

    Illustrated by Eric Fraser and Ingahild Grathmer

    £130.00

    Successive generations have been spellbound by the exploits of Frodo, Gandalf and their comrades as they journey towards Mordor to do battle with the Dark Lord Sauron.

  8. Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies

    William Golding

    Illustrated by Sam Weber

    £34.95

    One of the most influential novels of the 20th century, it is both a gripping thriller and an ingenious parable about the nature of civilisation.

  9. The Last White Rose

    The Last White Rose

    Desmond Seward

    £44.95

    In his sequel to the best-selling The Wars of the Roses, Desmond Seward reveals the secret conflict that continued throughout the reigns of both Henry VII and Henry VIII.

  10. Pompeii

    Pompeii

    Mary Beard

    £44.95

    In this award-winning history, Mary Beard guides us through the daily life of Pompeii, an existence that is far more complex than we might have realised. Lively, exciting and accessible, this book brings us as close as possible to the real Pompeii.

  11. The King Must Die

    The King Must Die

    Mary Renault

    Illustrated by Geoff Grandfield

    £39.95

    Renault’s acclaimed novel, published in series with The Alexander Trilogy and introduced by the classical historian Robin Lane Fox.

  12. Jane Eyre

    Jane Eyre

    Charlotte Brontë

    Illustrated by Santiago Caruso

    £42.95

    Illustrated by Santiago Caruso, our edition of Charlotte Brontë’s beloved novel celebrates its gothic undercurrents.

  13. The Jungle Book

    The Jungle Book

    Rudyard Kipling

    Illustrated by Edward J. Detmold and Maurice Detmold

    £29.95

    This thrilling adventure about a boy learning to survive in the wild continues to hold the world’s imagination. Enchanting tales and poems on the lives and customs of jungle creatures are brought vividly to life with beautiful illustrations by Maurice and Edward J. Detmold.

  14. Just So Stories

    Just So Stories

    Rudyard Kipling

    Illustrated by the author

    £29.95

    Originally told as bedtime stories for Kipling’s daughter Josephine, Just So Stories remains a classic of children’s literature. Simply and beautifully written, with an entirely believable, far from cosy vision of the joy, wonder and dangers of the natural world.

  15. I, Robot

    I, Robot

    Isaac Asimov

    Illustrated by Alex Wells

    £39.95

    Hugely influential within both the science-fiction genre and the world of robotics, Asimov’s short stories are introduced here by the author of Robopocalypse.

  16. The Handmaid’s Tale

    The Handmaid’s Tale

    Margaret Atwood

    Illustrated by Anna and Elena Balbusso

    £44.95

    ‘Science fiction has monsters and spaceships; speculative fiction could really happen.’ Margaret Atwood’s chilling cautionary tale is illustrated by the Balbusso sisters.