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  • A banquet of mouse

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    This delightful book is the latest in the series, this is the story of how a tall, shy youth from Weston-super-Mare went on to become a self-confessed legend.

    $59.00
  • Winning Can Be a Curse
    Life can often seem unfair. Sometimes, some people seem to have all the luck. And then there are moments where the universe seems to get its revenge, in order to restore an equilibrium; moments of extraordinary bad luck following on from the absolute opposite.

    Cynthia Jay Brennan receiving a large chequeIn 2000, cocktail waitress Cynthia Jay-Brennan became one of the biggest winners in casino history, winning an incredible $35 million on a Las Vegas slot machine jackpot. Just weeks later, Cynthia and her sister were in a car, stopped at a red light, when a drunk driver ploughed into their vehicle. Her sister died, and Cynthia was left paralysed and confined to a wheelchair. She had only just gotten married.

    The culprit already had 16 charges of driving intoxicated and was sentenced to 28 years in jail by a Nevada jury. The extreme swings of fortune have turned many a person superstitious, and added fuel to the fabled ’gambler’s curse’. Cynthia told reports she’d give away all the money to have her sister back.

    The self-styled ’King of Chavs’, Michael Carroll, lived an outrageous lifestyle after winning £9.7 million on the UK National Lottery. The former dustman turned up to collect his winnings wearing an electronic tag, and the money funded a lifestyle that left him with less than he had before. It took him 8 years to squander it all away on drugs, gambling and prostitutes. He ended up with a crack cocaine habit, and without his wife, who left him due to the strains his new lifestyle put on their relationship. Carroll now works in a biscuit factory.

    The Unluckiest Player Ever?
    There are plenty of tales of punters who have had a run of bad luck that defies belief. Most of the time, you won’t hear anything about it because big losers don’t want anyone to know about their exploits. However, some tales of misfortune slipped through the net, and made it into folklore; the punters’ names, into keywords for bad luck.

    Celebrities Who Gamble
    A picture of Charlie SheenSome people just want all the limelight for themselves. A whole host of famous faces have been spotted at high-roller casinos, and have lost their way, along with a fair chunk of their fortune. Needless to say, they tend not to be happy about being spotted, especially when they lose. But gambling is addictive, and it can lure even the most camera-shy celebrities towards the bright lights of Las Vegas or Atlantic City.

    Golfing legend Tiger Woods is well known for his gambling exploits. He’s regularly seen in the exclusive high roller Mansion club at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The club set him a $1 million-dollar betting limit in the fear he’d win too much, and he frequently played blackjack at $25,000 a hand.

    Spiderman star Tobey Maguire was sued for his involvement in a multi-million-dollar illegal gambling ring. Allegedly he won more than $300,000 dollars’ worth of illegal funds, stolen from a jailed hedge fund investor. He is a very skilled Texas Hold’em player, and poker legend Phil Hellmuth claims he has won as much as $10 million through playing the game.

    Charlie Sheen is well-known for various extra-curricular activities, and his ex-wife, Denise Richards, said in divorce papers in 2006, that he was spending about $200,000 a week on gambling. She even claimed Sheen would have called his bookie to place a bet while en route to the hospital for the birth of their daughter, Lola.

    $36.00 $25.00
  • Winning Can Be a Curse
    Life can often seem unfair. Sometimes, some people seem to have all the luck. And then there are moments where the universe seems to get its revenge, in order to restore an equilibrium; moments of extraordinary bad luck following on from the absolute opposite.

    Cynthia Jay Brennan receiving a large chequeIn 2000, cocktail waitress Cynthia Jay-Brennan became one of the biggest winners in casino history, winning an incredible $35 million on a Las Vegas slot machine jackpot. Just weeks later, Cynthia and her sister were in a car, stopped at a red light, when a drunk driver ploughed into their vehicle. Her sister died, and Cynthia was left paralysed and confined to a wheelchair. She had only just gotten married.

    The culprit already had 16 charges of driving intoxicated and was sentenced to 28 years in jail by a Nevada jury. The extreme swings of fortune have turned many a person superstitious, and added fuel to the fabled ’gambler’s curse’. Cynthia told reports she’d give away all the money to have her sister back.

    The self-styled ’King of Chavs’, Michael Carroll, lived an outrageous lifestyle after winning £9.7 million on the UK National Lottery. The former dustman turned up to collect his winnings wearing an electronic tag, and the money funded a lifestyle that left him with less than he had before. It took him 8 years to squander it all away on drugs, gambling and prostitutes. He ended up with a crack cocaine habit, and without his wife, who left him due to the strains his new lifestyle put on their relationship. Carroll now works in a biscuit factory.

    The Unluckiest Player Ever?
    There are plenty of tales of punters who have had a run of bad luck that defies belief. Most of the time, you won’t hear anything about it because big losers don’t want anyone to know about their exploits. However, some tales of misfortune slipped through the net, and made it into folklore; the punters’ names, into keywords for bad luck.

    Celebrities Who Gamble
    A picture of Charlie SheenSome people just want all the limelight for themselves. A whole host of famous faces have been spotted at high-roller casinos, and have lost their way, along with a fair chunk of their fortune. Needless to say, they tend not to be happy about being spotted, especially when they lose. But gambling is addictive, and it can lure even the most camera-shy celebrities towards the bright lights of Las Vegas or Atlantic City.

    Golfing legend Tiger Woods is well known for his gambling exploits. He’s regularly seen in the exclusive high roller Mansion club at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The club set him a $1 million-dollar betting limit in the fear he’d win too much, and he frequently played blackjack at $25,000 a hand.

    Spiderman star Tobey Maguire was sued for his involvement in a multi-million-dollar illegal gambling ring. Allegedly he won more than $300,000 dollars’ worth of illegal funds, stolen from a jailed hedge fund investor. He is a very skilled Texas Hold’em player, and poker legend Phil Hellmuth claims he has won as much as $10 million through playing the game.

    Charlie Sheen is well-known for various extra-curricular activities, and his ex-wife, Denise Richards, said in divorce papers in 2006, that he was spending about $200,000 a week on gambling. She even claimed Sheen would have called his bookie to place a bet while en route to the hospital for the birth of their daughter, Lola.

    $75.00
  • Let the sun shine

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    Inspired by Louise Hay’s message, “Your thoughts create your life”, Let the Sun Shine In was created as a tool for children to learn and understand that they have control over their thoughts and words and, ultimately, what happens in their life.

    Within the pages of Let the Sun Shine In, kids will learn the difference between negative thoughts and positive affirmations. Child-inspired illustrations and simple text demonstrate how to make the change from negative thoughts and words to positive ones. The happiness, freedom, and confidence that come from this ability are beneficial for children for their entire lives!

    $29.00
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    Life in the garden

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    From the Booker Prize winner and national bestselling author, reflections on gardening, art, literature, and life Penelope Lively takes up her key themes of time and memory, and her lifelong passions for art, literature, and gardening in this philosophical and poetic memoir

    $120.00 $99.00
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    This delightful book is the latest in the series, this is the story of how a tall, shy youth from Weston-super-Mare went on to become a self-confessed legend.

    $200.00 $175.00
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    New galaxy

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    Back in October when we reviewed it was the first device available featuring a Snapdragon 850 CPU. The 2-in-1 performed admirably for editor Cherlynn Low, completing tasks faster than the ASUS NovaGo’s Snapdragon 835 could, while also delivering over 15 hours of battery life. The package includes a keyboard and S Pen which, combined with a vibrant display and gigabit LTE connection

    $600.00 $580.00