This site requires cookies for account access and purchasing. It looks like cookies are disabled in your browser. To find out more about our cookie usage policy click here then to find out about changing your browser cookie settings click here (This link opens in a window).

This site requires cookies for account access and purchasing. You can review our use of cookies in our Cookie Policy, or Accept and Close this bar now.

This site requires cookies for account access and purchasing. It looks like cookies are disabled in your browser. To find out more about our cookie usage policy click here then to find out about changing your browser cookie settings click here (This link opens in a window).

This site requires cookies for account access and purchasing. You can review our use of cookies in our Cookie Policy, or Accept and Close this bar now.

Search

Search Terms

You can search our site by adding one or more words to one or more of the search boxes below.

Each box searches a different field and the 'Search All' box searches them all.

If you enter multiple words in in any search box then one of those words MUST be in that field for the product to be returned but all of them don’t have to be present.

The results will be ordered by products with more of the specified words first (if in “Relevance” order) then any products that have less of your specified words.

For example if you search for “Red Dog” in the title field and “James Ben” in the Author field then ether “Red” or “Dog” must be present in the title AND ether “James” or “Ben” must be present in the Author field for a product to be shown in the results. If both “Red” and “Dog” is present in the Title as well as “James” and “Ben” in the Author then that product will appear first in the results followed by any products with fewer of the optional words.

Wildcard Searches

We support single and multiple character wildcard searches within single words.

To perform a single character wildcard search use the ""?"" symbol.

To perform a multiple character wildcard search use the ""*"" symbol.

The single character wildcard search looks for terms that match that with the single character replaced. For example, to search for ""text"" or ""test"" you can use the search:

te?t

Multiple character wildcard searches looks for 0 or more characters. For example, to search for test, tests or tester, you can use the search:

test*

You can also use the wildcard searches in the middle of a term:

te*t

Warning: You should avoid using wildcard searches as the first character of a word as it will dramatically slow down searches:

?est

*st

Boolean Operators

Boolean operators allow terms to be combined through logic operators. We support AND, ""+"", OR, NOT and ""-"" as Boolean operators(Note: Boolean operators must be ALL CAPS).

The OR operator is the default conjunction operator. This means that if there is no Boolean operator between two terms, the OR operator is used. The OR operator links two terms and finds a matching document if either of the terms exist in a document. This is equivalent to a union using sets. The symbol || can be used in place of the word OR.

To search for documents that contain either ""another book"" or just ""another"" use the query:

""another book"" another

or

""another book"" OR another

AND

The AND operator matches documents where both terms exist anywhere in the text of a single document. This is equivalent to an intersection using sets. The symbol && can be used in place of the word AND.

To search for documents that contain ""another book"" and ""Some Book"" use the query:

""another book"" AND ""Some Book""

+

The ""+"" or required operator requires that the term after the ""+"" symbol exist somewhere in a the field of a single document.

To search for documents that must contain ""another"" and may contain ""search"" use the query:

+another search

NOT

The NOT operator excludes documents that contain the term after NOT. This is equivalent to a difference using sets. The symbol ! can be used in place of the word NOT.

To search for documents that contain ""another book"" but not ""Some Book"" use the query:

""another book"" NOT ""Some Book""

-

The ""-"" or prohibit operator excludes documents that contain the term after the ""-"" symbol.

To search for documents that contain ""another book"" but not ""Some Book"" use the query:

""another book"" -""Some Book""

Fuzzy Searches

We support fuzzy searches based on the Levenshtein Distance, or Edit Distance algorithm. To do a fuzzy search use the tilde, ""~"", symbol at the end of a Single word Term. For example to search for a term similar in spelling to ""roam"" use the fuzzy search:

roam~

This search will find terms like foam and roams.

An additional (optional) parameter can specify the required similarity. The value is between 0 and 1, with a value closer to 1 only terms with a higher similarity will be matched. For example:

roam~0.8

The default that is used if the parameter is not given is 0.5.

Grouping

We support using parentheses to group clauses to form sub queries. This can be very useful if you want to control the boolean logic for a query.

To search for either ""another"" or ""book"" and ""website"" use the query:

(another OR book) AND website

This eliminates any confusion and makes sure you that website must exist and either term another or book may exist.

Escaping Special Characters

We support escaping special characters that are part of the query syntax. The current list special characters are:

+ - && || ! ( ) { } [ ] ^ "" ~ * ? : \

To escape these character use the \ before the character. For example to search for (1+1):2 use the query:

\(1\+1\)\:2

Boosting a Term

We provide the relevance level of matching documents based on the terms found. To boost a term use the caret, ""^"", symbol with a boost factor (a number) at the end of the term you are searching. The higher the boost factor, the more relevant the term will be.

Boosting allows you to control the relevance of a document by boosting its term. For example, if you are searching for

another book

and you want the term ""another"" to be more relevant boost it using the ^ symbol along with the boost factor next to the term. You would type:

another^4 book

This will make documents with the term another appear more relevant. You can also boost Phrase Terms as in the example:

""another book""^4 ""Some Book""

By default, the boost factor is 1. Although the boost factor must be positive, it can be less than 1 (e.g. 0.2)

Proximity Searches

We support finding words are a within a specific distance away. To do a proximity search use the tilde, ""~"", symbol at the end of a Phrase. For example to search for a ""book"" and ""another"" within 10 words of each other in a document use the search:

""another book""~10
You searched for: Author: 'SPINNEY, LAURA'
Refine Search
Sort:
Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How it Changed the World

click to see more
click to see more

ISBN/EAN: 9781784702403
Pale Rider is not just an excavation but a reimagining of the past' GuardianWith a death toll of between 50 and 100 million people and a global reach, the Spanish flu of 1918-1920 was the greatest human disaster, not only of the twentieth century, but possibly in all of recorded history.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Pub. Date: June 7 2018
Author: SPINNEY, LAURA
Format: Paperback
Stock: 0
Price: €12.54


How I Survived the Irish Famine

click to see more
click to see more

ISBN/EAN: 9780717131501
A fictionalized account of one family's survival of the Irish famine told through the eyes of 12-year-old Mary O'Flynn.
Publisher: Gill
Pub. Date: October 19 2000
Author: WILSON, LAURA
Format: Paperback
Stock: 9
Price: €9.99


Love, Janis

click to see more
click to see more

ISBN/EAN: 9780060755225
Janis Joplin's sister uses newly discovered letters to chronicle the singer's life, discussing her restless teen years, involvement in the hippie scene at Haight-Ashbury, sexual experimentation, drug use, and career.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Pub. Date: August 4 2005
Author: JOPLIN, LAURA
Format: Paperback
Stock: 0
Price: €12.99


Vanishing Man: In Pursuit of Velazquez

click to see more
click to see more

ISBN/EAN: 9780099587040
In 1845, a Reading bookseller named John Snare came across the dirt-blackened portrait of a prince at a country house auction. Suspecting that it might be a long-lost Velazquez, he bought the picture and set out to discover its strange history - a quest that led from fame to ruin and exile. This book pays homage to the Spanish master Velazquez.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Pub. Date: January 5 2017
Author: CUMMING, LAURA
Format: Paperback
Stock: 3
Price: €11.99


Penguin's Poems for Weddings

click to see more
click to see more

ISBN/EAN: 9780141394701
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Pub. Date: March 2 2017
Author: BARBER, LAURA
Format: Paperback
Stock: 2
Price: €9.95


Vocabulary For First Certificate

click to see more
click to see more

ISBN/EAN: 9780521698009
This book covers the vocabulary needed for the First Certificate Exam and provides students with practice of exam tasks from the Reading, Writing, Listening and Use of English papers.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Pub. Date: December 24 2007
Author: MATTHEWS, LAURA
Format: Paperback
Stock: 1
Price: €19.99

Retail Price: €20.25


Certain Slant Of Light

click to see more
click to see more

ISBN/EAN: 9780618585328
Pub. Date: September 1 2005
Author: WHITCOMB LAURA
Format: Paperback
Stock: 3
Price: €9.99


Superior Iron Man Vol. 2: Stark Contrast Premiere HC: Volume 2

click to see more
click to see more

ISBN/EAN: 9780785193784
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Pub. Date: September 22 2015
Author: BRAGA, LAURA
Format: Hardback
Stock: 1
Price: €27.95


Safari Pug

click to see more
click to see more

ISBN/EAN: 9781408866405
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Pub. Date: November 1 2017
Author: JAMES, LAURA
Format: Paperback
Stock: 1
Price: €6.72