Books published by Penguin UK at best prices | Best of Penguin UK (1568 books)

Modern Classics Psychopathology of Everyday Life (Penguin Modern Classics)

Modern Classics Psychopathology of Everyday Life (Penguin Modern Classics)

This collection of writings is famous for giving us the phrase 'Freudian slip'. It also builds up a strong social history of Vienna and the middle-class social milieu of Freud and his patients. Through a series of case histories, some no longer than a few lines long, Freud explores how it is that normal people make slips of speech, writing, reading and remembering in their everyday life, and reveals what it is that they betray about the existence of a sub-text or subliminal motive to our conscious actions. As he explains, most of these slips tend of be of a relatively anodyne nature, but some are a little more sinister, particularly those where pride or thwarted love are concerned...

Margot Fonteyn: A Life

Margot Fonteyn: A Life

Margot Fonteyn began life on the 18th of May, 1919 in Reigate, Surrey, as plain Peggy Hookham. She ended it on the 21st of February, 1991, as Prima Ballerina Assoluta, Dame of the British Empire and the most legendary dancer since Pavlova. Meredith Daneman, with her own extensive background in ballet, tells Fonteyn’s story in vivid prose with insight and sensitivity.

Drawing upon extensive research, countless interviews, and exclusive access to never-before-seen letters and diaries—including those of Fonteyn’s extraordinary and devoted mother—Daneman presents firsthand remembrances of Fonteyn from a vast array of people who knew her and danced with her during the course of her lengthy career. Margot Fonteyn contains revelations not found in any other account of the ballerina, from insights into Fonteyn’s private world (especially regarding her relationship with her mother, the “Black Queen”) to her feelings about her fellow dancers and, of course, the men in her life—including choreographer Frederick Ashton, her husband Roberto Arias, and her long-time dance partner and rumored lover Nureyev.

Modern Classics Language Truth and Logic (Penguin Modern Classics)

Modern Classics Language Truth and Logic (Penguin Modern Classics)

If you can't prove something, it is literally senseless - so argues Ayer in this irreverent and electrifying book. Statements are either true by definition (as in maths), or can be verified by direct experience. Ayer rejected metaphysical claims about god, the absolute, and objective values as completely nonsensical. Ayer was only 24 when he finished LANGUAGE, TRUTH & LOGIC, yet it shook the foundations of Anglo-American philosophy and made its author notorious. It became a classic text, cleared away the cobwebs in philosophical thinking, and has been enormously influential.

Rs. 490.61

The Complete Gardener: A Practical, Imaginative Guide to Every Aspect of Gardening

The Complete Gardener: A Practical, Imaginative Guide to Every Aspect of Gardening

Learn to garden with practical advice from Gardener's World presenter Monty Don

Written with passion and packed with useful information, Monty Don's The Complete Gardener is a must-read for anyone who wants to learn how to garden.

Grounded in his own experience, Monty's straightforward gardening advice is paired with extraordinarily beautiful photographs taken over the course of a year in his own Herefordshire garden, taking you on a tour of his flower garden, herb garden, kitchen garden, and more. Beautifully written, with plenty of sensible, down-to-earth advice, Monty Don's The Complete Gardener reveals the secrets of growing vegetables, fruits, flowers, and herbs while respecting the needs of the environment by gardening organically.

Rs. 1873.0

Rocks & Minerals: The Definitive Visual Guide (Dk)

Rocks & Minerals: The Definitive Visual Guide (Dk)

Explore the treasures of the Earth with this guide to rocks and minerals, including crystals, gemstones, and fossils - ideal for every rockhound and budding gemmologist.

From primeval origins to their astonishing modern-day uses and appeal, this is the ultimate portrait of Earth's geological riches - rocks, minerals, crystals, and gems. Also included is a look at other precious materials often prized for their beauty, such as amber, coral, ivory, and fossils.

Learn how to identify more than 450 rock and mineral specimens through stunning photographs and detailed characteristics. Discover more about rocks and minerals through the folklore and historical artefacts, and find out the fascinating stories behind the world's natural treasures, including the Hope diamond and the Great Mogul emerald. Plus, pick up practical advice on rock and mineral collecting, including how to cut, polish, and display your finds.

Rocks and Minerals was produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, the world's largest museum complex, ensuring the guide's accuracy.

Read It Yourself Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Read It Yourself Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Based on the classic fairy tale. While the three bears are out for a walk, naughty little Goldilocks comes calling and tries out their porridge, chairs and beds to see which are just right. But then the three bears come home... Read it yourself with Ladybird is one of Ladybird's best-selling series. For over thirty-five years it has helped young children who are learning to read develop and improve their reading skills. Each Read it yourself book is very carefully written to include many key, high-frequency words that are vital for learning to read, as well as a limited number of story words that are introduced and practised throughout. Simple sentences and frequently repeated words help to build the confidence of beginner readers and the four different levels of books support children all the way from very first reading practice through to independent, fluent reading. Each book has been carefully checked by educational consultants and can be read independently at home or used in a guided reading session at school. Further content includes comprehension puzzles, helpful notes for parents, carers and teachers, and book band information for use in schools. Goldilocks and the Three Bears is a Level 1 Read it yourself title, suitable for very early readers who have had some initial reading instruction and are ready to take their first steps in reading real stories. Each story is told very simply, using a small number of frequently repeated words.

Al-Qaeda: The True Story of Radical Islam

Al-Qaeda: The True Story of Radical Islam

Jason Burke's bestseller Al-Qaeda: The True Story of Radical Islam shows Islamic militancy to be a far broader phenomenon than previously thought, demolishing the myths that underpin the 'war on terror'.

Prize-winning journalist Jason Burke's Al-Qaeda - now updated with new material on Iraq, Afghanistan and the July 2005 London bombings - is acknowledged to be the most accurate, readable and expert account yet of the complex nature of Islamic extremism.

Burke has spent a decade reporting from the heart of the Middle East and gaining unprecedented access to the world of radical Islam. Drawing on his frontline experience of recent events, on secret documents and astonishing interviews with intelligence officers, Taliban foot soldiers, militants, mujahedeen commanders and Osama bin Laden's associates, he reveals the full story of al-Qaeda.

'A must-read ... Jason Burke's book is the one that will last. It's a triumph'
  Guardian

'If you read one book about the troubles, make it Jason Burke's Al-Qaeda'
  Tony Parsons

'Essential reading'
  Noam Chomsky

'An indispensable guide to the multidimensional reality of Al-Qaeda'
  John Gray

Jason Burke is the South Asia correspondent for the Guardian. He has reported around the world for both the Guardian and the Observer. He is the author of two other widely praised books, both published by Penguin: The 9/11 Wars and On the Road to Kandahar. He lives in New Delhi.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Birds (Dk)

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Birds (Dk)

The beauty and drama of the bird world brought to breathtaking life in a new edition

From hummingbirds weighing less than a coin to monkey-eating eagles this is a unique celebration of birds, photographed and studied in their natural environments around the world.

Explore the complete bird story: from their origins to up-to-date information on flight, anatomy, feeding, communication, breeding, habitat, migrations and life cycles. Spectacular features on the most impressive birds, plus a huge catalogue that profiles nearly fifteen hundred different species makes this a must-have for every bird enthusiast.

Published with Birdlife International, the world's leading avian authority.

Rs. 1199.0

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball (Book 14)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball (Book 14)

Book 14 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series - from 1 International bestselling author Jeff Kinney. In wrecking ball, an unexpected inheritance gives the Heffley family a chance to make major improvements to their home. But they soon find that construction isn't all it's cracked up to be. When things get rough, will the Heffleys be able to stay. Or will they be forced to move? And don't Miss diary of an awesome friendly kid: Rowley Jefferson's journal - The instant #1 bestseller, told from Rowley's perspective.

Dream Of Reason: A History Of Philosophy From The Greeks To The Renaissance

Dream Of Reason: A History Of Philosophy From The Greeks To The Renaissance

An exceptionally rich, intelligible and illuminating history of Western philosopy from the sixth century BC to the Renaissance, THE DREAM OF REASON provides an introduction to the puzzling personalities of the philosophers, as well as an extremely sensitive and persuasive presentation of their views.

World War II (DK Eyewitness)

World War II (DK Eyewitness)

A compelling and powerful global account of the Second World War in all its brutal intensity, now in paperback

Evoking the epic scale of combat and its appalling impact across the globe, World War II is a unique telling of the Second World War.

Digital maps and timelines cover every major campaign and phase of the war highlighting the strategic problems, critical moments, decisions and military actions that decided its outcome. Eyewitness accounts from civilians and soldiers paint a vivid picture of wartime life, covering both crucial battles and daily life under siege or aerial bombardment. Plus a visitor's guide to the hundreds of battlefields, war cemeteries, museums and memorials to the fallen in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific.

Ideal for all the family, World War II is an essential chronicle of the war that defined the modern world.

Roald Dahl's ABC

Roald Dahl's ABC

A is for... Anteater B is for... Books C is for... Crocodile
D is for...Delicious! Learn your ABC in the gloriumptious world of Roald Dahl! This sturdy Board book is perfect for little hands. Look out for Roald Dahl's colours too!.

Roald Dahl's Colours

Roald Dahl's Colours

Learn your colours with the enormous crocodile! This sturdy Board book is the perfect introduction to the world of Roald Dahl - and is just right for little hands. Look out for Roald Dahl's ABC too!.

Descent into Chaos: The World's Most Unstable Region and the Threat to Global Security

Descent into Chaos: The World's Most Unstable Region and the Threat to Global Security

In Descent Into Chaos: Pakistan, Afghanistan and the Threat to Global Security Ahmed Rashid explores the most volatile and dangerous region in the world.

The war on terror is being lost - but not just in Iraq. As this devastating book shows, the real crisis zone now lies in central Asia. Veteran reporter Ahmed Rashid has unparalleled access to the region and knows its leading players, from presidents to warlords. Here he documents how closely Pakistan's US-backed regime is linked with extremists; how broken promises in Afghanistan have led to a resurgent Taliban fed by drugs money; and how the largest landmass in the world is now a breeding ground for terrorism.

In this story of squandered opportunities, misguided alliances and double-dealing, Rashid pinpoints with chilling accuracy where the true threat to our global security comes from.

'Compulsively readable'
  Justin Marozzi, Evening Standard

Profound and lively ... it reads like a thriller ... graphic, detailed and worrying'
  Michael Fathers, New Statesman

'Gripping ... a major contribution to understanding the region and the events of recent years ... thought-provoking and important'
  Jason Burke, Observer

'His knowledge of events and people there is second to none and the information he has gathered, often at great personal risk, makes alarming reading'
  Kim Sengupta, Independent

'A superbly researched account of post-9/11 Asia ... outstanding'
  Sameer Rahim, Daily Telegraph

Ahmed Rashid is Pakistan's premiere journalist, an expert on Central Asia, on jihad and Muslim extremists movements, on the Taliban and Al Qaeda, on insurgency, and on the catastrophe of US policy in this region, on which he has reported for 25 years. Author of three books, his work Taliban was a huge international bestseller, widely recognized as the definitive account.

Baby Touch: Animals Tab Book

Baby Touch: Animals Tab Book

The award-winning, best-selling baby touch series is back with a sleek and playful design. Babies and toddlers will love this interactive touch-and-feel tab book from ladybird's best-selling baby touch series. Use the animal-shaped tabs to turn the pages and find and name the friendly animals. Have fun feeling the furry panda, the stripy tiger and more! A perfect first-word book for all young baby and toddler fans of animals.

The Story of the Scrolls: The miraculous discovery and true significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls

The Story of the Scrolls: The miraculous discovery and true significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls

From the world's leading Dead Sea Scrolls scholar, Geza Vermes' The Story of the Scrolls: The Miraculous Discovery and True Significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls is an ideal introduction to understanding these ancient documents.

The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in Qumran, between 1947 and 1956, was one of the greatest archaeological finds of all time. Written in Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek, and hidden in caves by an ancient Jewish sect, these mysterious manuscripts revolutionized our understanding of the Bible, of Judaism and the early Christian world.

Geza Vermes's English translations brought these extraordinary documents to thousands, and his life has been inextricably interwoven with the scrolls for over sixty years.

In The Story of the Scrolls, Vermes relates the controversial story of their discovery and publication around the world, revealing cover-ups, blunders and academic in-fighting, but also the passion and dedication of many of those involved. He shares what he has learned about the scrolls and, evaluating passages from them, gives his views on their true significance and what they can teach us, as well as those areas where scholarly consensus has not yet been reached.

'The world's leading Gospel scholar'
  The Times

'Vermes has the rare gift of wearing his immense scholarship lightly'
  David Goldberg, Independent

Geza Vermes is director of the Forum for Qumran Research at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. His books, published by Penguin, include The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English and The Changing Faces of Jesus as well as the 'Jesus' trilogy: Nativity, Passion and Resurrection.

Spot's Fire Engine: Shaped Book with Siren and Flashing Light!

Spot's Fire Engine: Shaped Book with Siren and Flashing Light!

A brilliant book and toy in one! Join spot for a fun day out at the fire Station. Then play with the fire-engine shaped book - press the button to bring it to life with sound and flashing light. Spot is the fun first friend for new experiences, early learning and stories you can play with!.

Baby Touch: Playbook

Baby Touch: Playbook

Parent and child can explore the world together with this multi-sensory book from the innovative baby touch range. This bright and bold book features flaps to lift, holes to peep through and fabrics to touch, all perfectly designed for first discovery and experience. Completely re-illustrated, with updated text and a contemporary new feel, this book will stimulate a baby's developing senses while encouraging interaction and play between parent and child. Ideal for babies and toddlers from birth Upwards.

The Diary of a Young Girl: 60th Anniversary Edition

The Diary of a Young Girl: 60th Anniversary Edition

The Diary of a young girl is among the most enduring documents of the 20th century. Anne Frank kept a diary from 1942 to 1944. Initially she wrote it strictly for herself. Then, one day in 1944, a member of the Dutch government in exile announced in a radio broadcast from London that after the war he hoped to collect eyewitness accounts of the suffering of the Dutch people under the German occupation, which could be made available to the public. As an example, he specially mentioned letters and diaries. Anne Frank decided that when the war was over, she would publish a book based on her diary. Anne's diary ends abruptly when she and her family were betrayed. Since its publication in 1947, The Diary of a young girl has been read by tens of millions of people, now reissued with a fresh new cover to mark what would have been Anne Frank's 90th birthday in June 2019.

The Aircraft Book (Dk General History)

The Aircraft Book (Dk General History)

Featuring more than 1,000 of the greatest commercial and military aircraft ever made, this visual celebration of aeroplanes and aviation traces the history of flight over the past century.

The Aircraft Book takes you on an action-packed ride through the history of aircraft, from the first prototypes to today's supersonic jets. Explore stunning photographic galleries of planes, helicopters, and airships, each accompanied by its vital statistics. See inside legendary planes such as the Gipsy Moth, the Spitfire, and Concorde, with virtual tours of each key model, from the exterior to the cockpit. Discover the details of aircraft engines from manufacturers such as Rolls-Royce and Rotax to see what powers a great aircraft's performance. And find out how famous marques such as Boeing and Lockheed came to be household names.

Aviation enthusiasts of all stripes and ages will be captivated by this comprehensive and beautifully presented guide to the story of flight.

Rs. 2127.0

Modern Classics Autobiography of Alice B Toklas (Penguin Modern Classics)

Modern Classics Autobiography of Alice B Toklas (Penguin Modern Classics)

A fascinating insight into the vibrant culture of Modernism, and the rich artistic world of Paris's Left Bank, Gertrude Stein's The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas includes an introduction by Thomas Fensch in Penguin Modern Classics. For Gertrude Stein and her wife Alice B. Toklas, life in Paris was based upon the rue de Fleurus and the Saturday evenings and 'it was like a kaleidoscope slowly turning'. Picasso was there with 'his high whinnying Spanish giggle', as were Cezanne and Matisse, Hemingway and Fitzgerald. As Toklas put it - 'The geniuses came and talked to Gertrude Stein and the wives sat with me'. A light-hearted entertainment, this is in fact Gertrude Stein's own autobiography and a roll-call of all the extraordinary painters and writers she met between 1903 and 1932. Audacious, sardonic and characteristically self-confident, this is a definitive account by American in Paris. Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), a writer of experimental prose, is one of the original American Modernists. Born in Pennsylvania, she lived most of her life in Paris with her partner, Alice B. Toklas. Experimental books like Three Lives (1909), Tender Buttons (1914), and The Making of Americans (1925) established her reputation as an avant-garde stylist, and The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas made her an international celebrity. As an experimental writer she has been an inspiration to countless novelists and poets in our century, from Ernest Hemingway and Edith Sitwell in her own time to Jack Kerouac and Robert Duncan in ours. If you enjoyed The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, you might like Virginia Woolf's Orlando, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'Buttonholes the reader with its informality, its unhurried rhythms, deadpan humour and acerbic remarks' Frances Spalding, Sunday Times

Spot Goes to the Beach

Spot Goes to the Beach

A fantastic first experiences story - perfect for reassuring little ones who are trying new things. Spot is having fun at the beach, trying out Surfing - and learning it's not as easy as it looks! Join spot for seaside, sunshine and Surfing in this fun Board book adventure, ideal for celebrating summer.

Free To Be Me

Free To Be Me

An lgbtq+ journal for anyone from 13 to 103 - by writer, illustrator and utterly fabulous merman, dom and ink. Every rainbow-coloured page is packed with lgbtq+ activities, advice and attitude. With spreads to colour, scribble, design and glitter, you'll meet dancing drag queens, Rainbow donuts and the world's sassiest lgbtq+ dinosaur: Brett the Spinosaurus! Read quotes from real-life Rainbow icons, find out how to throw your own pride party, and learn about the history of gay rights. Most importantly: celebrate being yourself and what makes you amazing! Warm, hilarious, caring and insightful, free to be me will fill every reader with self-esteem, confidence, colour and pride.

Ladybird London: Search and Find

Ladybird London: Search and Find

Take a trip through London in this search and find book that's bursting with things to spot and facts to discover! With hundreds of things to spot, from pigeons to tourists to telephone boxes, this book takes you through the most bustling, exciting and iconic places in London - with plenty of jaw-dropping and side-splitting facts to learn along the way!.

Books published by Penguin UK at best prices | Best of Penguin UK (1568 books)

Books published by Penguin UK at best prices | Best of Penguin UK (1568 books) Price
Modern Classics Psychopathology of Everyday Life (Penguin Modern Classics) Rs. 399.0
Margot Fonteyn: A Life Rs. 717.0
Modern Classics Language Truth and Logic (Penguin Modern Classics) Rs. 490.61
The Complete Gardener: A Practical, Imaginative Guide to Every Aspect of Gardening Rs. 1873.0
Rocks & Minerals: The Definitive Visual Guide (Dk) Rs. 849.0
Read It Yourself Goldilocks and the Three Bears Rs. 113.0
Al-Qaeda: The True Story of Radical Islam Rs. 550.0
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Birds (Dk) Rs. 1199.0
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball (Book 14) Rs. 314.0
Dream Of Reason: A History Of Philosophy From The Greeks To The Renaissance
World War II (DK Eyewitness) Rs. 600.0
Roald Dahl's ABC Rs. 193.0
Roald Dahl's Colours Rs. 193.0
Descent into Chaos: The World's Most Unstable Region and the Threat to Global Security
Baby Touch: Animals Tab Book Rs. 295.0
The Story of the Scrolls: The miraculous discovery and true significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls Rs. 399.0
Spot's Fire Engine: Shaped Book with Siren and Flashing Light! Rs. 259.0
Baby Touch: Playbook Rs. 299.0
The Diary of a Young Girl: 60th Anniversary Edition Rs. 259.0
The Aircraft Book (Dk General History) Rs. 2127.0
Modern Classics Autobiography of Alice B Toklas (Penguin Modern Classics) Rs. 385.0
Spot Goes to the Beach Rs. 192.5
Free To Be Me Rs. 577.0
Ladybird London: Search and Find Rs. 182.0

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