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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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Witches

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ISBN/EAN: 9780439949866

Terry Deary reveals the truth behind pointy hats and black cats, and other idiotic ideas about witchcraft. Full of foul facts including which magic word was used to zap zits and the terrible torture inflicted by a turca. It's everything you need to know about Witches \- all the gore and more!
Publisher: Scholastic
Pub. Date: September 3 2007
Author: Deary, Terry
Format: Paperback
Availability: 41
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Horrible Histories: Stormin' Normans

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ISBN/EAN: 9781407104300

Readers can discover all the foul facts about the STORMIN' NORMANS, including why Norman knights slept with a dolly, which pirate hung up his eye-patch and became a saint and why Crusader ships were defended with barrels of pee. These bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.
Pub. Date: October 1 2007
Author: Deary, Terry
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Woeful Second World War

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ISBN/EAN: 9780439943994

Readers can discover all the foul facts about the WOEFUL SECOND WORLD WAR, including why the blitzed Brits ate chicken-fruit, sinkers and nutty, what really happened in Dad's Army and how to make a rude noise with a gas mask. These bestselling titles are sure
Publisher: Scholastic
Pub. Date: May 7 2007
Author: Deary, Terry
Format: Paperback
Availability: 1 – 9 copies in stock
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Horrible Histories: Rotten Romans

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ISBN/EAN: 9780439944007

Readers can discover all the foul facts about the RUTHLESS ROMANS, including what Roman soldiers wore under their kilts, how ancient Britons got their hair nice and spikey and why rich Romans needed a vomitorium. These bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.
Pub. Date: May 7 2007
Author: Deary, Terry
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Awesome Egyptians

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ISBN/EAN: 9780439944038

Readers can discover all the foul facts about the AWESOME EGYPTIANS, including why some pharaohs wore false beards, which king had the most blackheads and revolting recipes for 3000 year old sweets. These bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.
Pub. Date: May 7 2007
Author: Deary, Terry
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Vile Victorians

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ISBN/EAN: 9780439944045

Readers can discover all the foul facts about the VILE VICTORIANS, including the murderers who wouldn't hang, when the first public loo was flushed and about stag hunting in Paddington Station. These bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.
Publisher: Scholastic
Pub. Date: May 7 2007
Author: Deary, Terry
Format: Paperback
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Vicious Vikings

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ISBN/EAN: 9780439944069

Readers can discover all the foul facts about the VICIOUS VIKINGS, including Viking Gods in wedding dresses, corpses on trial and Death by booby-trapped statues. With a bold new cover look and a heap of-extra horrible bits at the back of the book, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.
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Pub. Date: May 7 2007
Author: Deary, Terry
Format: Paperback
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Horrible History: Pirates

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ISBN/EAN: 9780439955782

Part of the "Horrible Histories" series, this title tackles the historical topics, revealing the truth behind the lousy pirate legends. It lets readers decide who was the baddest of the bunch in the top ten of putrid pirates, discover why the women pirates were just as wicked as the men and learn to talk the patter of a Pirate.
Publisher: Scholastic
Pub. Date: July 3 2006
Author: Deary, Terry
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Actor, the Rebel and the Wrinkled Queen

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ISBN/EAN: 9780713664287

Old, ailing Elizabeth I has heard of a plan to overthrow her. One of the rallying points for the uprising was to be the Globe Theatre, so she throws Shakespeare's theatre company into prison. Can James, a boy actor, and the bard think of a way to earn the Queen's forgiveness -and be freed?
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Pub. Date: June 30 2003
Author: Deary, Terry
Format: Paperback
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Maid, the Witch and the Cruel Queen

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ISBN/EAN: 9780713664324

The day Queen Mary Tudor - or Bloody Mary", as she's called, because she has anyone who doesn't go to church burned - came to town was the most terrifying day of young Meg's life. Everyone wants to impress her Majesty, and what better way to show their devotion than by burning a witch?"
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Pub. Date: June 1 2003
Author: Deary, Terry
Format: Paperback
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