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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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Vegetables

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ISBN/EAN: 9781849497527
Like most Italians, the great Antonio Carluccio loves vegetables. In this book he turns his attention to his favourites, and many others, adding up to over 100 different varieties.
Publisher: Quadrille Publishing Ltd
Pub. Date: October 20 2016
Author: CARLUCCIO, ANTONIO
Format: Hardback
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Antonio Carluccio: The Collection

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ISBN/EAN: 9781849491860
Capturing Antonio's simple, joyful and no-fuss approach to cooking, this exceptional book, with over 300 of his best recipes, provides a unique culinary journey covering every aspect of the Italian meal from antipasti to dolci and featuring mouthwatering dishes from each of Italy's distinct culinary regions.
Publisher: Quadrille Publishing Ltd
Pub. Date: October 25 2012
Author: CARLUCCIO, ANTONIO
Format: Hardback
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Price: €27.99

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100 Pasta Recipes

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ISBN/EAN: 9781849901482
The author is the Godfather of Italian food and his passion for pasta is complemented by his extensive knowledge. This book collects 100 of his delicious pasta recipes, from the quick to the complicated, traditional to modern, light summery recipes to hearty baked dishes.
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Pub. Date: January 6 2011
Author: CARLUCCIO, ANTONIO
Format: Paperback
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Antonio Carluccio: The Collection

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ISBN/EAN: 9781787133563
Beautifully simple recipes from the Godfather of Italian cooking
Publisher: Quadrille Publishing Ltd
Pub. Date: November 1 2018
Author: CARLUCCIO, ANTONIO
Format: Paperback
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Antonio Carluccios Simple Cooking

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ISBN/EAN: 9781844007349
Antonio Carluccio's Simple Cooking is a coming together of all the 'secrets' that Antonio has learned over those fifty years. He is on a mission to instil in his readers the simple pleasure of cooking good fresh food, and to inspire novice cooks with confidence and a repertoire of reliable dishes for all occasions.
Publisher: Quadrille Publishing Ltd
Pub. Date: September 4 2009
Author: CARLUCCIO, ANTONIO
Format: Hardback
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Celebutanes In The Club

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ISBN/EAN: 9781862305069
The Hamilton triplets are accustomed to living in the public eye. Heiresses to a billion-dollar media empire, they have been raised in New York's most elite social circles. On the opening night of Hamilton Holdings' venture, Cleopatra, the body of classmate Damien Kittle is found in the club with a bloody wound on the side of his head.
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
Pub. Date: April 3 2008
Author: PAGLIARULO, ANTONIO
Format: Paperback
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Indian Nocturne

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ISBN/EAN: 9780857869432
Amid the backstreets, brothels and faded hotels of Bombay, Madras and the old Portuguese port of Goa, a man searches for his lost friend. Xavier has been missing for a year, and the only clues to his disappearance lie with an overworked doctor, a young prostitute and the leader of a strange religious order.
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Pub. Date: May 9 2013
Author: TABUCCHI, ANTONIO
Format: Paperback
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Librarian of Auschwitz: heart-breaking international bestseller based on incredible true story of Dita Kraus

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ISBN/EAN: 9781529104776
And so Dita becomes the secret librarian of Auschwitz, responsible for the safekeeping of the small collection of titles, as well as the `living books' - prisoners of Auschwitz who know certain books so well, they too can be `borrowed' to educate the children in the camp.
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Pub. Date: April 4 2019
Author: ITURBE, ANTONIO
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Message From The Shadows: Selected Stories

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ISBN/EAN: 9781939810151
Message From the Shadows is a new collection featuring Antonio Tabucchi's finest short stories, spanning the breadth of his career. These playful tales explore Tabucchi's signature themes, from his inventive, lyrical meditations on language, art, and philosophy, to his fascination with the passage of time, and the mystery of storytelling.
Publisher: Archipelago Books
Pub. Date: May 16 2019
Author: TABUCCHI, ANTONIO
Format: Trade PB
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Pereira Maintains

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ISBN/EAN: 9781782116318
The much lauded modern classic and international bestseller, introduced by Mohsin Hamid
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Pub. Date: August 6 2015
Author: TABUCCHI, ANTONIO
Format: Paperback
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