Something's Afoot

A New Murder Mystery Musical

Something's Afoot

"A zany, entertaining musical that takes a satirical poke at Agatha Christie mysteries and musical styles of the English music hall of the '30s. Ten people are stranded in an isolated English country house during a raging thunderstorm. One by one they're picked off by cleverly fiendish devices. As the bodies pile up in the library, the survivors frantically race to uncover the identity and motivation of the cunning culprit."-- publisher's description.

Teaching Mathematics in the Block

Teaching Mathematics in the Block

Provides detailed instructional strategies, sample lesson plans, and sample assessments so that mathematics teachers can make the best use of the additional time.

Mr. Fox Has Lost His Socks

A Mystery Where Something's Afoot

Mr. Fox Has Lost His Socks

Mr. Fox has a tail...err, a tale for you. You see, everyone knows that Mr. Fox absolutely loves his socks - four in total, one on each paw. Wherever he goes Mr. Fox looks so sophisticated in his socks, as foxes tend to do. BUT one day Mr. Fox wakes up to find that his socks are no longer on his paws! Someone came in during the night and stole Mr. Fox's socks right off his feet! But who could it be? Who would have taken Mr. Fox's beloved socks? And why?! Join Mr. Fox on a mystery adventure as this Scotland Yard detective follows the clues and visits the suspects who could have committed the crime. Will Mr. Fox get his socks back? Will the true criminal be captured? There's only one way to find out! A happy, humorous, and heart-warmingly furry story, Mr. Fox Has Lost His Socks reminds all of us that what matters most may not be what we believe it to be, that the prized possessions we are often so afraid of losing may not be worth our worries in the end. To quote another famous fox, "What is essential is invisible to the eye," even if it takes Mr. Fox losing his favorite socks to learn this valuable lesson.

The Rough Guide to Toronto

The Rough Guide to Toronto

The Rough Guide to Toronto is a complete guide to Canada's most diverse city. The guide opens with a full colour introduction to the city's highlights in the glossy 'Things Not to Miss' section with photos of attractions and sights from the CN Tower to Union Station. With informative and entertainingly written accounts, the guide reveals each of the city's many distinct neighbourhoods and the tranquil Toronto islands. There are discriminating reviews of the best places to eat, drink and stay, plus coverage of the arts scene, with features on Toronto's literary and theatre heritage. There is also extensive coverage given to day-trips from the city, including Niagara Falls and the Severn Sound.

Robin Hood

Robin Hood

Oscar® winner Russell Crowe stars as the legendary figure known by generations as Robin Hood, whose exploits have endured through out popular mythology. In 13th century England, Robin and his band of marauders lead an uprising against the crown that will forever alter the balance of world power. And whether thief or hero, one man from humble beginnings will become an eternal symbol of freedom for his people. Robin Hood chronicles the life of an expert archer, previously interested only in self-preservation, from his service in King Richard's army. Upon Richard's death, Robin travels to Nottingham, a town suffering from a despotic sheriff and crippling taxation, where he falls for the spirited widow Lady Marion (Oscar® winner Cate Blanchett), a woman skeptical of the identity and motivations of this crusader from the forest. Hoping to earn the hand of Maid Marion and salvage the village, Robin assembles a gang whose lethal mercenary skills are matched only by its appetite for life. Together, they begin preying on the indulgent upper class to correct injustices under the sheriff. With their country weakened from decades of war, embattled from the ineffective rule of the new king, and vulnerable to insurgencies from within and threats from afar, Robin and his men heed a call to ever greater adventure. This unlikeliest of heroes and his allies set off to protect their country from slipping into bloody civil war and return glory to England once more. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Pharaoh's Son

Book Three of The Memphis Cycle

Pharaoh's Son


Bloody Beaches

Bloody Beaches

This fourth volume of a comprehensive five part work on D-Day covers every aspect of aerial operations on and behind the beaches at 'Omaha' and 'Utah' beaches on 6 June 1944. It might be imagined that the passing years would blunt the outlines of the experience but the D-Day veterans do not forget. Their accounts convey the chaos, terror and hysteria as the first salvos of German fire clanged off the landing craft, in language that is all the more powerful for its terseness and simplicity.The landings at 'Omaha' which were vital to connect the US troops at 'Utah' Beach with the British and Canadian beaches to the east were an unmitigated disaster with an estimated 3,000 killed, wounded and missing. The highest number of casualties of all the beaches, they were the greatest American losses in one battle since the Battle of Antietam Creek in the American Civil War in September 1862. The situation on the beach was chaotic as troops were pinned down by enemy fire and had to take cover behind mined beach defenses. As things progressed, it was an accumulation of individual acts of self-sacrifice and gallantry which opened up an exit and a seaborne bombardment by the task force saw tenuous footholds finally gained by early afternoon. In stark contrast to Omaha, an almost textbook landing was made at Utah; the air bombardment was effective and a strong current actually landed the 4th Infantry Division 2,000 yards south of their intended target where the beach was less heavily defended. This account analyses each aspect of the aerial operation, noting how events on the ground and in the sea impacted upon pilots endeavors in the skies. Evocative images supplement the text effectively to create a real sense of what it was like for the pilots of D-Day, the individuals who made such a contribution to the Allied war effort in the Second World War.