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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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Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales

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ISBN/EAN: 9780199555857

Includes: The Tinder-Box; The Princess and the Pea; Thumbelina; The Little Mermaid; The Emperor's New Clothes; The Steadfast Soldier; The Ugly Duckling; The Snow Queen; The Little Match-Girl
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Pub. Date: May 28 2009
Author: Andersen, Hans Christian
Format: Paperback
Availability: 1 – 9 copies in stock
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True Lives: Hans Christian Andersen

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ISBN/EAN: 9780199119585

Hans Andersen was a quiet child. He would sit for hours in the backyard, inventing stories for his toy theatre. He wanted to be an actor and a singer, but everyone said he would never do well on the stage. Instead he became a storyteller. His marvellous fairy tales, full of jokes and magic, have entranced children ever since.
Publisher: O.U.P.
Pub. Date: April 2 2009
Author: Langley, Andrew
Format: Paperback
Availability: 1 – 9 copies in stock
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State of Emergency - McNab, Andy BOOKSELLER PREVIEW *****

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ISBN/EAN: 9780593069813

On a frozen winter's night, only hours after the results of the general election. A small craft skims the Thames closing in on London's most exclusive new riverside hotel. On board is a lone assassin, his target - Britain's most powerful new politician.
Publisher: BANTAM PRESS
Pub. Date: May 21 2015
Author: MCNAB ANDY
Format: Hardback
Availability: 1 – 9 copies in stock
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Silent Wounds - Andrew Taylor (hb) ***** BOOKSELLER PREVIEW

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ISBN/EAN: 9780007506576

From the No. 1 bestselling author of THE AMERICAN BOY comes a brilliant new historical thriller set during the French Revolution. Selected as Historical Novel of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times, and picked as one of Radio 4's Crime Books of the Year.
Publisher: HARPER COLLINS
Pub. Date: August 28 2014
Author: Taylor, Andrew
Format: Hardback
Availability: 1 – 9 copies in stock
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Fairy Tales From Andersen

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ISBN/EAN: 9780192750105

Presents a collection of fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen, translated by L W Kingsland. It includes stories such as "The Snow Queen", "Thumbelina", "The Little Mermaid"," The Emperor's New Clothes", and "The Ugly Duckling".
Publisher: O.U.P.
Pub. Date: July 15 1999
Author: ANDERSEN HANS C
Format: Paperback
Availability: 1 – 9 copies in stock
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Two Soldiers - Roslund, Anders

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ISBN/EAN: 9780857386830

The latest DCI Ewert Grens thriller, exploring Sweden's burgeoning network of child gangs.
Publisher: UNKNOWN
Pub. Date: April 25 2013
Author: Roslund, Anders
Format: Hardback
Availability: 1 – 9 copies in stock
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Victorian Dublin Revealed

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ISBN/EAN: 9780956038326
Publisher: Andalus Press
Pub. Date: October 1 2011
Author: Barry, Michael B.
Format: Hardback
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Spy Dog

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ISBN/EAN: 9780141318844

Forget 007, it's time to meet GM451: a Spy Dog - the first of her kind! Agent's ID: GM451 or LARA or Licensed Assault and Rescue Animal or that pesky mutt. Distinguishing features: Black and white mongrel, appears ordinary when working undercover, one black ear sticks up and the other flops down over one eye.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Pub. Date: August 4 2005
Author: Cope, Andrew
Format: Paperback
Availability: 1 – 9 copies in stock
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Book Level: 5.7
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Ancient Greece

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ISBN/EAN: 9780199107643

Written by an acclaimed master of recreating the ancient world, this title contains illustrations that show the world of ancient Greece, in the 5th century BC. It reveals various aspects of life in the city. It shows Athenians in their homes, at the theatre, at work, at worship, and at play. It is useful to support homework for children aged 8+.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Pub. Date: September 7 2001
Author: Solway, Andrew
Format: Paperback
Availability: 1 – 9 copies in stock
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Wee Free Men

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ISBN/EAN: 9780552549059

A nightmarish danger threatens from the other side of reality . Luckily she has some very unusual help: the local Nac Mac Feegle - aka the Wee Free Men - a clan of fierce, sheep-stealing, sword-wielding, six-inch-high blue men.
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
Pub. Date: April 29 2004
Author: Anderson, Laura Ellen
Format: Paperback
Availability: 1 – 9 copies in stock
Upper Years,
Book Level: 4.7
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Price: €9.63