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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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Living The Dream

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ISBN/EAN: 9780553815788

Lucky Cleo comes into serious money and takes herself off to the small village of Kilrowan in Connemara to write a novel. When film director Jethro Palmer chooses Kilrowan as the location for a blockbuster movie, the consequences have a cataclysmic effect on her life.
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Pub. Date: June 1 2005
Author: Thompson, Kate
Format: Paperback
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New Policeman

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ISBN/EAN: 9780099456278

Tells about JJ who sets out on a journey into a fairyland to buy time for his mother as a birthday present. This book features Irish music for JJ's whole existence is built round the ceili and each chapter relates to a tune, printed out as a heading so that the reader can also become a performer.
Pub. Date: April 6 2006
Author: Thompson, Kate
Format: Paperback
Availability: 1 – 9 copies in stock
Upper Years,
Book Level: 5
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Price: €9.63

Annan Water

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ISBN/EAN: 9781849417921

As he rides along the unknown green lane, Michael finds a brief respite from the pressures of school and his family's horse-dealing business. At the end of the lane he meets Annie, who brings colour and warmth into his troubled life. But is she, as she believes herself to be, bad luck?
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
Pub. Date: October 23 2012
Author: Thompson, Kate
Format: Paperback
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Price: €9.63

Creature of the Night

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ISBN/EAN: 9781862303508

All he wants is to get back to Dublin and to resume his wild life there, stealing from the crowded shopping streets and racing stolen cars at night. But getting his old life back doesn't turn out to be so easy, and the longer he spends in the old cottage, the more convinced he becomes that something very strange is going on there.
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
Pub. Date: April 2 2009
Author: Thompson, Kate
Format: Paperback
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Book Level: 4.2
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ANNAN WATER

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ISBN/EAN: 9780099456261

Michael first sees Annie one morning on the banks of Annan Water, when he is out exercising two horses from his parents stables. That first impression of her never leaves him. She triggers in him a desire to get to know and understand her and in doing so, to understand himself.
Publisher: HUTCHINSON/RED FOX
Pub. Date: June 2 2005
Author: Thompson, Kate
Format: Paperback
Availability: 1 – 9 copies in stock
Middle Years,
Book Level: 4.7
Price: €9.36

Wild Blood

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ISBN/EAN: 9780099266280
Publisher: HUTCHINSON/RED FOX
Pub. Date: January 6 2000
Author: Thompson, Kate
Format: Paperback
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Book Level: 6
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Fourth Horseman

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ISBN/EAN: 9780099495031

The first time Laurie and her dad see the white rider watching them from the shadows of the trees, he is alone. Is the rider somehow linked to the genetic research into squirrels that Laurie is helping her dad with in the lab? She discovers what the riders mean but will it be too late to stop the inevitable events that has been set in motion?
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
Pub. Date: June 7 2007
Author: Thompson, Kate
Format: Paperback
Availability: 1 – 9 copies in stock
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GOING DOWN

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ISBN/EAN: 9780553812992

Ella Nesbit is young, good-looking and has a wicked way with the violin. She also has a great job in a Dublin recording studio. So why isn't life more fun? Could Julian, the trainee from hell, have something to do with it? Or is it really due to Ella's unreciprocated passion for her boss?
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Pub. Date: February 19 2001
Author: Thompson, Kate
Format: Paperback
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STRIKING POSES

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ISBN/EAN: 9780553814316

The last thing Aphrodite Delaney wants from a theatrical career is to be under the spotlight, but the backstage alternative isn't much fun. she finds herself a forlorn Cinderella with no invite to the ball until - ping! - the handsome prince of Irish fashion, Troy MacNally, arrives on the scene.
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Pub. Date: May 1 2003
Author: Thompson, Kate
Format: Paperback
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Price: €7.22

Therapeutic Journal Writing

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ISBN/EAN: 9781843106906

The author of this book guides the reader through developing journal writing to use as a therapeutic tool. The book includes advice on working with individuals, facilitating a therapeutic writing group, proposed clinical applications, practical techniques, useful journal prompts, exercises and case vignettes.
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Pub. Date: November 15 2010
Author: Thompson, Kate
Format: Paperback
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Price: €21.67