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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
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Memory Box

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ISBN/EAN: 9780230748729
Can you ever really forget your first love?
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Pub. Date: January 1 2013
Author: WEBB, SARAH
Format: Paperback
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Blazing a Trail: Irish Women Who Changed the World

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ISBN/EAN: 9781788490047
Salute the remarkable Irish women who changed history in this beautifully illustrated book. From Irish women who made changes in Ireland to those who made changes abroad. From adventurers to inventors; explorers to warriors; from designers to writers; rebel leaders to presidents, this book is a true celebration of Irish Women.
Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd
Pub. Date: October 1 2018
Author: WEBB, SARAH
Format: Hardback
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Beyond the Stars

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ISBN/EAN: 9780007578467
A collection of short stories from a stellar line-up of Irish authors and illustrators, edited by bestselling author Sarah Webb. The anthology is completed by a final winter-themed tale from the winner of HarperCollins' competition for young writers, which will be illustrated by Irish Children's Laureate, Niamh Sharkey.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Pub. Date: October 9 2014
Author: WEBB, SARAH
Format: Hardback
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WHEN THE BOYS ARE AWAY

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ISBN/EAN: 9781405089586
When Meg returns to Dublin after three years trailing Simon around the globe with their toddler, Lily, and Dan, her 11 year old son from a previous relationship in tow, she realises that all her friends have moved on. Meg is worried - without Simon's job to define her, she doesn't know who she is anymore.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Pub. Date: March 2 2007
Author: WEBB, SARAH
Format: Paperback
Stock: 2
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Summer Secrets: Amy Green Teen Agon

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ISBN/EAN: 9781406316940
Teen problem-solving supremos Amy and Clover are trapped in family holiday hell - a week in rainy Ireland with a neurotic aunt, nagging mum, crazy step-dad and irritating cousin. The summer seems set for disaster until Clover gets the chance to interview an American movie star for "The Goss" magazine. And there's no way she's leaving Amy behind.
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Pub. Date: February 1 2010
Author: WEBB, SARAH
Format: Paperback
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Ask Amy Green: Dancing Daze

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ISBN/EAN: 9781406327892
Mills' ballerina sister has just landed the role of a lifetime - but something is very wrong with the young dancer. A worried Mills begs best friend Amy for help. How can Amy refuse, even though she has Big Problems of her own to solve? Luckily, Clover is happy to lend a hand.
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Pub. Date: August 13 2012
Author: WEBB, SARAH
Format: Paperback
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Sally Go Round the Stars: Favourite Rhymes from an Irish Childhood

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ISBN/EAN: 9781847176752
A major, beautifully-illustrated collection of favourite nursery rhymes known and loved throughout Ireland. It includes favourite international, British and Irish rhymes as well as special Irish favourites.
Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd
Pub. Date: October 6 2014
Author: WEBB, SARAH
Format: Paperback
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Sally Go Round The Stars: Favourite Rhymes from an Irish Childhood

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ISBN/EAN: 9781847172112
A major, beautifully-illustrated collection of favourite nursery rhymes known and loved throughout Ireland. It includes favourite international, British and Irish rhymes as well as special Irish favourites.
Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd
Pub. Date: September 6 2011
Author: WEBB, SARAH
Format: Hardback
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Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea: Favourite Rhymes from an Irish Childhood

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ISBN/EAN: 9781847177940
Owls and pussycats, cockles and mussels, golden stockings, wiggly worms and rattlin' bogs - they're all here, and more. Another wonderful collection of rhymes to delight any child, from the author and illustrator Sally Go Round the Stars.
Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd
Pub. Date: September 11 2017
Author: WEBB, SARAH
Format: Hardback
Stock: 1
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Emma the Penguin

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ISBN/EAN: 9781847171955
Emma has to be a penguin in the school play, but she is NOT happy about it.

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Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd
Pub. Date: February 5 2010
Author: WEBB, SARAH
Format: Paperback
Stock: 0
Price: €6.99