Description : Hubble bubble, toil and trouble, Casserole burn and intrigues double 'Mitzi Blessing is on the scrapheap: forced into a very early retirement, a lifetime of organising the church flower rota and making cricket teas seems to loom gloomily ahead of her. With her two daughters seemingly happily settled, Mitzi is determined not to dwindle quietly into serene old age and sets about organising and revitalising Hazy Hassocks, the small rural community she has lived in all her life. However, with the discovery of her grandmother's cookery book in the attic,life for Mitzi and her friends and family starts to get very interesting. Full of old-fashioned recipes with enchanting names like Wishes Come True Pie, Mischief Night Cake, and Powers of Persuasion Pudding - Granny's dishes provide a nourishing meal, but they also seem to have some very surprising side effects indeed.
Description : Twenty-three essays by young professional philosophers examine crucial ethical and metaphysical aspects of the Buffyverse (the world of Buffy). Though the show already attracted much scholarly attention, this is the first book to fully disinter the intellectual issues. Designed by Whedon as a multilevel story with most of its meanings deeply buried in heaps of heavy irony, Buffy the Vampire Slayer has replaced The X-Files as the show that explains to Americans the nature of the powerful forces of evil continually threatening to surge into our world of everyday decency and overwhelm it. In the tradition of the classic horror films Buffy the Vampire Slayer addresses ethical issues that have long fascinated audiences. This book draws out the ethical and metaphysical lessons from a pop-culture phenomenon.
Description : Full of poems about witches and wizards, magic and magicians, ghosts, ghouls and goblins, myths and legends, and curses, charms and spells, this anthology is designed to make you laugh out loud, scare you witless and bewitch you. Old favourites by Shakespeare, Ben Jonson and Keats sit beside contemporary poems from children's writers including Pauline Fisk, Helen Dunmore and Paul Cookson.
Description : This classic magic tricks book has long been out-of-print, but is now again available to magic enthusiasts and collectors. Of enormous importance to the field of amateur magic, Magic: Tricks & Illusions feature over 250 feats and tricks. All routines are outlined and illustrated, with a springboard of derivations offered for the ambitious entertainer. Ranging from simple routines to elaborate maneuvers, these tricks will appeal to the person with a penchant for performing as well as to the individual with a curiosity about how magic works. Classic magic acts include: The Vanishing Bird Cage The Chinese Egg Bag Trick The Flying Coin The Bodiless Lady Illusion The Flying Coin The Talking Scull And hundreds more!
Description : "Shades of Bewitched. . . . This new humorous series is full of gently amusing magical surprises." -- Kirkus Reviews Pandora's granny--a witch!-- causes magical mayhem wherever she goes, from a birthday party where the teddy bears come to life to a bus with a flat tire that turns into a circus train and a truly spellbinding Halloween party. In this first book in a new series, readers will find out that life with Granny is always full of surprises!
Description : Includes Part 1, Number 1: Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals (January - June)