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The paperback books listed here can be ordered from online booksellers (such as Amazon or Waterstones), or you can order them through the Dickimaw Books Store at a discounted price. The ebooks are the cheapest option and can be purchased from SmashWords, Kobo and some other ebook retailers.

Non Fiction

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[book image] LaTeX for Administrative Work. Nicola L. C. Talbot, Dickimaw LaTeX series volume 3. A more advanced guide to LaTeX. Availability: Paperback £21.99 (in storein store). HTML Free. A4 PDF Free. 12.8cm x 9.6cm PDF Free.
This book is aimed at people who want to use LaTeX for administrative work, such as writing correspondence, performing repetitive tasks or typesetting problem sheets or exam papers. It assumes some familiarity with LaTeX and covers some medium to advanced commands.

[book image] LaTeX for Complete Novices. Nicola L. C. Talbot, Dickimaw LaTeX series volume 1. A beginners’ guide to typesetting with LaTeX. Availability: Paperback £12.99 (in storein store). HTML Free. A4 PDF Free. 12.8cm x 9.6cm PDF Free.
This introductory book covers the very basics of LaTeX with exercises along the way to get you started. This PDF version provide links to related topics in the UK List of TeX Frequently Asked Questions.

[book image] Using LaTeX to Write a PhD Thesis. Nicola L. C. Talbot, Dickimaw LaTeX series volume 2. A follow-on guide to typesetting in LaTeX for PhD students. Availability: Paperback £9.99 (in storein store). HTML Free. A4 PDF Free. 12.8cm x 9.6cm PDF Free.
This is a follow-on from LaTeX for Complete Novices geared towards students who want to use LaTeX to write their PhD theses.



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[book image] I’ve Heard the Mermaid Sing. Nicola L. C. Talbot, 1920s crime fiction short story. Availability: Ebook $0.99.
It’s 1928 and Albert Sternheimer, a yegg (jewel thief) from St Louis, is travelling on the RMS Aquitania with a case of stolen jewels, but unknown to him there's someone else on board with an interest in him and the contents of his case.

[book image] The Private Enemy. Nicola L. C. Talbot. Crime/SF novel set in future East Anglia. Availability: Paperback £8.99 (in storein store). Ebook $3.99.
In the Fenland area of Norfolk, the last Earl of Wynherne is found dead on the study floor of his Gothic mansion. His daughter is missing, having run off after stabbing the seemingly respectable Mr Allerton in the leg. Detective Inspector Charles Hadley and his partner Detective Sergeant Sarah Fenning are called in to investigate, but in this retro world of gangsters and corrupt city police a wrong move could destroy the fragile alliances and trigger war after thirty years of uneasy peace. This novel is set in a future where the Anti-Technology League collide with demands to restore former levels of technology, rival gangsters battle for dominance, and government agencies are determined to reinforce their message that the world is united in peace and prosperity — by any means necessary. Into this mix comes the last of the Coulgranes of Wynherne, hell-bent on revenge.

Children's Illustrated

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[book image] Quack, Quack, Quack. Give My Hat Back! Written by Nicola L. C. Talbot & illustrated by Magdalene Pritchett. A little duck’s hat is stolen by the naughty wind. Availability: Paperback £5.99 (in storein store).
Little Duck lives on the Amazon River and he loves his big, black hat, but one day the naughty wind steals his hat. Little Duck chases after it, and on the way he meets his friends the arara (macaw) parrot, the sloth, the caiman and the capybara who all join in the chase.

[book image] The Foolish Hedgehog. Written by Nicola L. C. Talbot & illustrated by Magdalene Pritchett. A cautionary tale about road safety and stranger-danger. Availability: Paperback £5.99 (in storein store).
A little hedgehog promises his grandmother that he won't go onto the wasteland (the road) where the dragons (vehicles) live, but one day he's tempted onto the road by a hungry crow. Will he manage to get home safely? This story can be used to introduce young children to the concepts of road safety and stranger-danger.

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