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Maggie's Harvest

Maggie’s Harvest

Maggie Beer

Brings together over 350 of the author's signature recipes, detailed descriptions of her favourite ingredients and inspiring accounts of memorable meals with family and friends. This work features recipes that highlight her...

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 Special priceThe Garden at Stonefields

The Garden at Stonefields

Paul Bangay, Simon Griffiths

This is celebrated landscape designer Paul Bangay's inspirational story of creating Stonefields, one of Australia's most beautiful country gardens. The Garden at Stonefields reveals the triumphs and trials of designing and...

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 Special priceThe Signature of All Things

The Signature of All Things

Gilbert, Elizabeth

The Signature of All Things traces the multi-generational saga of the Whittaker family, whose progenitor makes a fortune in the quinine trade before his daughter, a gifted botanist, researches the mysteries of evolution...

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 Special priceSuperhouse

Superhouse

McCartney, Karen, Richard Powers

To Karen, the super house has nothing to do with size; instead, it is one that has a strong connection with nature, that goes well beyond the everyday, and that, through the sensitivity of both architect and client, is imbued with...

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 Special priceThe Tall Man

The Tall Man

Chloe Hooper

The Tall Man is the story of Palm Island, the tropical paradise where one morning Cameron Doomadgee swore at a policeman and forty minutes later lay dead in a watch - house cell. It is the story of that policeman, the tall,...

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 Special priceVoss

Voss

Patrick White

The eponymous hero, Johann Voss, is based on Ludwig Leichhardt, the nineteenth-century German explorer and naturalist who had already conducted several major expeditions into the Australian outback before making an ambitious...

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The FSG Book of Twentieth-century Italian Poetry: An Anthology

The FSG Book of Twentieth-century Italian Poetry: An Anthology

Geoffrey Brock

Invites the reader to examine the works of Italian poets - seventy-five in all - in context and in conversation with one another.

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The World and Its Double: The Life and Work of Otto Preminger

The World and Its Double: The Life and Work of Otto Preminger

Chris Fujiwara

Otto Preminger was one of Hollywood's first truly independent producer/directors. Blazing a trail in the examination of controversial issues such as drug addiction and homosexuality, Preminger broke the censorship of the Hollywood...

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The Borgias: The Hidden History

The Borgias: The Hidden History

G J Meyer

The startling truth behind one of the most notorious dynasties in history is revealed in a remarkable new account by the acclaimed author of The Tudors and A World Undone. Meyer offers an unprecedented portrait of the infamous...

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Betjeman: A Life

Betjeman: A Life

A N Wilson

John Betjeman was by far the most popular poet of the twentieth century; his collected poems sold more than two million copies. As poet laureate of England, he became a national icon, but behind the public man were doubts and...

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The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?

The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?

Jared M Diamond

Most of us take for granted the features of our modern society, from air travel and telecommunications to literacy and obesity. Yet for nearly all of its six million years of existence, human society had none of these things....

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 Special priceObjects of Virtue: Art in Renaissance Italy

Objects of Virtue: Art in Renaissance Italy

Luke Syson, Dora Thornton

Explaining the complicated relationship between the fine arts and artefacts of other kinds, for which artistry might be just as important, this book features Renaissance-period pieces designed by notable artists of the time, as...

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The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner

Khaled Hosseini

The 10th anniversary edition of the New York Times bestseller and international classic loved by millions of readers.The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the...

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The Big Screen: The Story of the Movies

The Big Screen: The Story of the Movies

David Thomson

The enthralling story of the movies: their rise and spread, their remarkable influence in the war years, and their slow decline to a form that is often richly entertaining, but no longer lays claim to lives the way it once did.

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 Special priceThe Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets

The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets

Dr. Simon Singh

The brainy book by the bestselling author of Fermat's Enigma --a must for anyone interested in numbers and mathematics, as well as for the millions of Simpsons fans worldwide.

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Drunk Tank Pink: And Other Unexpected Forces That Shape How We Think, Feel, and Behave

Drunk Tank Pink: And Other Unexpected Forces That Shape How We Think, Feel, and Behave

Adam Alter

The world is populated with words and images that prompt unexpected, unconscious decisions. Drunk Tank Pink is the first detailed exploration of how the environment shapes what people think, how they feel, and the ways they...

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 Special priceLake Eyre

Lake Eyre

Lockyer, Paul

A beautiful full-colour book that documents Lake Eyre, its landscape, characters and astonishing history - now available in paperback. At the heart of Australia, framed by desert, Lake Eyre, the country's biggest lake, seldom sees...

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 Special price Read reviewWhite Beech: The Rainforest Years

White Beech: The Rainforest Years

Dr. Germaine Greer

One bright day in December 2001, sixty-two-year-old Germaine Greer found herself confronted by an irresistible challenge in the shape of sixty hectares of dairy farm, one of many in south-east Queensland that, after a century of...

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 Special priceAndrew's Brain

Andrew’s Brain

E. L. Doctorow

Andrew's Brain is a surprising turn and a singular achievement in the canon of a writer whose prose has the power to create its own landscape, and whose great topic, in the words of Don DeLillo, is the reach of American...

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 Special priceGarden

Garden

Stackhouse, Jennifer

The ideal book for anyone who wants to keep their garden in tip-top shape. Garden is an invaluable guide to maintaining a garden - from the plants to the paving - all year round. Starting with the vital task of watering,...

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 Special priceMaddAddam

MaddAddam

Margaret Atwood

Bringing together characters from Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood, this thrilling conclusion to Atwood's dystopian trilogy confirms the ultimate endurance of humanity, community, and love.

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 Special priceGurrumul: His Life and Music

Gurrumul: His Life and Music

Robert Hillman

From concert halls to recording studios and into Aboriginal heartlands, this is the story of Australia′s Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu. This unique Indigenous man is one of the most inspiring music stories of our generation.

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Journalism

Journalism

Joe Sacco

A first for the world's greatest cartoon reporter, a collection of journalism, including articles on the American military in Iraq that have never been published in the United States.

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 Read reviewBring Up the Bodies

Bring Up the Bodies

Hilary Mantel, Mantel

The sequel to Mantel's 2009 Man Booker Prize winner and New York Times -bestseller Wolf Hall delves into the heart of Tudor history with the downfall of Anne Boleyn.

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 Special priceThe Vivisector

The Vivisector

Patrick White

Hurtle Duffield is incapable of loving anything except what he paints. The people who court him are, above all, the victims of his art, and he dissects their weaknesses with cruel precision. The Australian author won the Nobel...

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 Special priceWorld's Best Cider: Taste, Tradition and Terroir, from Somerset to Seattle

World’s Best Cider: Taste, Tradition and Terroir, from Somerset to Seattle

Pete Brown, Bill Bradshaw

World's Best Ciders is the first book to showcase the world of cider, from its origins as a thirst-quencher for farm workers to its present as a rival to champagne.

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Yalta: The Price of Peace

Yalta: The Price of Peace

Serhii Plokhy

In this landmark book, a gifted Harvard historian puts readers in the room with Churchill, Stalin, and Roosevelt as they meet at a climactic turning point during the Second World War to hash out the terms of the peace.

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The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn From Traditional Societies?

The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn From Traditional Societies?

Jared Diamond

The bestselling author of Collapse and Guns, Germs and Steel surveys the history of human societies to answer the question: What can we learn from traditional societies that can make the world a better place for all of us?

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 Special priceThe Woman Who Shot Mussolini

The Woman Who Shot Mussolini

Frances Stonor Saunders

7 April 1926: on the steps of the Capitol in Rome, surrounded by chanting Fascists, The Honourable Violet Gibson raises her old revolver and fires at the Italian head of state, Benito Mussolini - the darling of Europe's ruling...

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 Special priceWhy the Germans? Why the Jews? Envy, Race Hatred, and the Prehistory of the Holocaust

Why the Germans? Why the Jews? Envy, Race Hatred, and the Prehistory of the Holocaust

Götz Aly

Originally published as Warum die Deutschen? Warum die Juden?: Frankfurt am Main: S. Fischer, 2011.

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 Special priceWe Own the Night: The Art of the Underbelly Project

We Own the Night: The Art of the Underbelly Project

Workhorse, Pac, Eric Haze

Known as the Underbelly Project, a massive gallery of unsolicited artwork exists underground, never to be seen by the public, on the walls of a 100-year-old abandoned New York City subway station.

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Walking to Hollywood: Memories of Before the Fall

Walking to Hollywood: Memories of Before the Fall

Will Self

One of the most remarkably inventive voices of his generation, author Will Self delivers a new and stunning work of fiction. In Walking to Hollywood, a British writer named Will Self goes on a quest through L.A. freeways and...

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 Special priceWalking in the Shade: Volume Two of My Autobiography, 1949-62

Walking in the Shade: Volume Two of My Autobiography, 1949-62

Doris Lessing

The second volume of the autobiography of Doris Lessing, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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A Voice from Old New York: A Memoir of My Youth

A Voice from Old New York: A Memoir of My Youth

Louis Auchincloss

At the time of his death, Auchincloss had just finished taking on a subject he had long avoided: himself. His memoir confirms that, despite the spark of his fiction, Auchincloss himself was the most entertaining character he has...

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 Special priceVisiting Picasso: The Notebooks and Letters of Roland Penrose

Visiting Picasso: The Notebooks and Letters of Roland Penrose

Elizabeth Cowling, Richard Calvocoressi

Containing the observations of Picasso at home and in company, this book is a record of the author's encounters with the artist and his family, friends and associates, from their first meeting in 1936 to the artist's death in...

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 Special priceUranium Wars: The Scientific Rivalry That Created the Nuclear Age

Uranium Wars: The Scientific Rivalry That Created the Nuclear Age

Amir D. Azcel

The author of Fermat's Last Theorem tackles the cause of the last century's most destructive event - the discovery of nuclear power. Aczel presents the fascinating story of the rival scientists who uncovered uranium's potential...

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 Special priceThe Universe in the Landscape: Landforms by Charles Jencks

The Universe in the Landscape: Landforms by Charles Jencks

Charles Jencks

In this sequel to his acclaimed Garden of Cosmic Speculation, Charles Jencks explains the complex cosmic and historical metaphors underlying his work in the field of land art.

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 Special priceUnfinished Dialogue: Sir Isaiah Berlin and Polanowska-Sygulska

Unfinished Dialogue: Sir Isaiah Berlin and Polanowska-Sygulska

Isaiah Berlin, Beata Polanowska-Sygulska

One of the 20th century's most renowned intellectuals and a world-famous philosopher, Isaiah Berlin always felt a special affinity for scholars of Eastern Europe. This collection of letters, conversations and articles aims to shed...

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 Special priceThe Aztecs

The Aztecs

Davide Domenici

Modern peoples have always been fascinated with the iconic architecture, mystical religious beliefs, and once-thriving societies of the ancient Aztecs. From the fertile areas of the Oaxaca Valley and the Valley of Mexico to the...

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 Special priceToujours Tingo: Extraordinary Words to Change the Way We See the World

Toujours Tingo: Extraordinary Words to Change the Way We See the World

Adam Jacot de Boinod

Drawing on the collective wisdom of over 280 languages, this book is suitable for those who are interested in words, language or the world around them.

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 Special priceTo Begin the World Over Again: Lawrence of Arabia from Damascus to Baghdad

To Begin the World Over Again: Lawrence of Arabia from Damascus to Baghdad

John C. Hulsman

The little-known story of Lawrence of Arabia's passionate advocacy of Arab nationalism during the pivotal years following WWI and his prescient template for nation building in the Middle East.

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 Special priceTIME: Secrets of Genius

TIME: Secrets of Genius

Editors of Time Magazine

Leonardo and Einstein... Beethoven and Michelangelo... Thomas Edison and Steve Jobs: they are among the great minds who dazzled us with their brilliance, astounded us with their creative gifts and seemed to carry the human race...

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 Special priceThrough the Eyes of the Condor: An Aerial Vision of Latin America

Through the Eyes of the Condor: An Aerial Vision of Latin America

Robert Bartlett Haas

A follow-up to the enormously successful Through the Eyes of the Gods, this gorgeous new volume takes readers soaring above Latin America for a birds-eye view of magical, unreachable lands and exotic wildlife. 120 color...

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The Three-Pound Enigma: The Human Brain and the Quest to Unlock Its Mysteries

The Three-Pound Enigma: The Human Brain and the Quest to Unlock Its Mysteries

Shannon Moffett

At only three pounds--80 percent of which is water--how is the human brain capable of outstripping the computational and storage capacities of the most complex computer?

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Thinking Small: The Long, Strange Trip of the Volkswagen Beetle

Thinking Small: The Long, Strange Trip of the Volkswagen Beetle

Andrea Hiott

Sometimes achieving big things requires the ability to think small. This simple concept was the driving force that propelled the Volkswagen Beetle to become an avatar of American-style freedom, a household brand, and a global...

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 Special priceThese Are The Names

These Are The Names

Levi, John

Between 1788 and 1850, more than 1500 Jewish men and women were either transported to Australia as convicts or arrived as free settlers. This important biographical dictionary presents the details - occasionally sketchy but...

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Theatre

Theatre

David Mamet

The acclaimed author of Glengarry Glen Ross calls for nothing less than the death of the director and the end of acting theory. Mamet argues that either actors are good or they are non-actors, and good actors generally work best...

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 Special priceThe Ten-Cent Plaque: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How it Changed America

The Ten-Cent Plaque: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How it Changed America

David Hajdu

In the years between World War II and the emergence of television as a mass medium, American popular culture as we know it was first created - in the illustrated pages of comic books. It was however beaten down by church groups,...

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 Special priceTablet & Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East

Tablet & Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East

Reza Aslan

Remarkable ... a triumph ... connects us at the level of our humanity, no matter where we may be from. -Los Angeles Times

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 Special priceSurreal People

Surreal People

Alex Klar

Looks at fifteen relationships between the main participants of Surrealism and features over forty works of art, objects and design pieces from the movement.

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Stravinsky The Second Exile France And America 1934-1971

Stravinsky The Second Exile France And America 1934-1971

Walsh Stephen

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 Special priceSpontaneous Happiness Tool Kit: Guided Practices for Peak Emotional Wellness

Spontaneous Happiness Tool Kit: Guided Practices for Peak Emotional Wellness

Andrew Weil MD

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 Special priceThe Slow Fix: Solve Problems, Work Smarter and Live Better in a Fast World

The Slow Fix: Solve Problems, Work Smarter and Live Better in a Fast World

Carl Honore

What do we do when things go wrong in a fast world? Many of us go for the quick fix that delays the problem rather than solving it. To make real progress we need real solutions - we need to take time for THE SLOW FIX.

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 Special priceSistine Chapel

Sistine Chapel

The Sistine Chapel is the geographical and spiritual centre of the Vatican City, but it is also one of the most internationally famous artistic sites. The chapel's outstanding beauty lies above all in its vast cycle of paintings...

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 Special pricePatti Smith: Simply a Concert

Patti Smith: Simply a Concert

Fabio Torre

Foreword by Fernanda Pivano. Text by Claudio Marra, John Rockwell.

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 Special priceSimple Times: Crafts for Poor People

Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People

Amy Sedaris

From America's most delightfully unconventional hostess and the bestselling author of I Like You comes a new book that will forever change the way we think about crafting.

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 Special priceShoot: Photography of the Moment

Shoot: Photography of the Moment

Ken Miller, Penny Martin

Shoot gathers over 20 photographers whose work focuses on capturing a moment rather than elaborate lighting setups or controlled, manufactured scenarios. Employing the most basic photographic tools--a single-lens reflex camera and...

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Sexually, I'm More of a Switzerland: More Personal Ads from the London Review of Books

Sexually, I’m More of a Switzerland: More Personal Ads from the London Review of Books

David Rose

This sequel to They Call Me Naughty Lola features more hilarious and bizarre personal ads from the London Review of Books.

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 Special priceSempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag

Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag

Sigrid Nunez

A biographical portrait by the novelist who lived with Sontag's son for several years in the seventies and knew her well in her last years.

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Selected Letters of Martha Gellhorn

Selected Letters of Martha Gellhorn

Caroline Moorehead

A literary landmark. Gellhorn's prose . . . is at its finest in the letter form.--Francine du Plessix Gray, The New York Times Book Review Martha Gellhorn's reporting career brought her to the front lines of virtually every...

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 Special priceSchoenberg

Schoenberg

Malcolm MacDonald

Rewritten and updated, MacDonald uses recent scholarship, new biographical information, and deeper understanding of Schoenberg's aims and significance in this superb guide to his life and work. It demonstrates the links between...

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 Special priceSavage Anxieties: The Invention of Western Civilization

Savage Anxieties: The Invention of Western Civilization

Robert A. Williams, Jr.

From one of the world's leading experts on Native American law and indigenous peoples' human rights comes an original and striking intellectual history of the tribe and Western civilization that sheds new light on how we...

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 Special priceRyszard Kapuscinski: The Biography

Ryszard Kapuscinski: The Biography

Artur Domoslawski, Antonia Lloyd-Jones

Definitive biography of one of the most significant journalists of the twentieth century.

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 Special priceThe Rule of Empires: Those Who Built Them, Those Who Endured Them, and Why They Always Fall

The Rule of Empires: Those Who Built Them, Those Who Endured Them, and Why They Always Fall

Timothy Parsons

In The Rule of Empires, Timothy Parsons gives a sweeping account of the evolution of empire from its origins in ancient Rome to its most recent twentieth-century embodiment. He explains what constitutes an empire and offers...

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 Special priceA Rough Ride to the Future

A Rough Ride to the Future

James Lovelock

Presents a radical vision of humanity's future as the thinking brain of our Earth-system. This book presents the author's reflections on how scientific advances are made, and his own remarkable life as a lone scientist.

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Rome: A Cultural, Visual, and Personal History

Rome: A Cultural, Visual, and Personal History

Robert Hughes

Hughes opens this authoritative, searingly smart history with his own arrival in Rome in 1958, as a wide-eyed 20-year-old from Australia. Readers see him blissfully plunging into the life of the city, his exhilaration palpable on...

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Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America's Most Perilous Year

Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America’s Most Perilous Year

David Von Drehle, Von Drehle, Dave Von Drehle

Von Drehle has chosen a critical year ('the most eventful year in American history' and the year Lincoln rose to greatness), done his homework, and written a spirited account. N Publishers Weekly.

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Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America

Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America

Jack Rakove (Stanford University)

A new and revealing perspective on the men who invented America. Spanning the most crucial decades of the country's birth, from 1772 to 1792, Rakove uses the stories of famous (and not-so-famous) men to capture the intensely...

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Red Mutiny: Eleven Fateful Days on the Battleship Potemkin

Red Mutiny: Eleven Fateful Days on the Battleship Potemkin

Neal Bascomb

A pulse-quickening story that alternates between the opulent court of Nicholas II and the razor's-edge tension aboard the Russian Navy ship Potemkin, Red Mutiny is a tale threaded with terrific adventure, epic naval battles,...

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Recipes for Relaxed Italian Eating

Recipes for Relaxed Italian Eating

Valentina Harris

The antidote to the fast-food habit is relaxed dining, and this tempting collection of 88 Italian recipes just might turn the nation towards a more satisfying, less stressful way of eating, one reader at a time. Valentina...

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 Special priceReadings and Writings: Forty Years in Books

Readings and Writings: Forty Years in Books

Jason Cotter

Readings and Writings is a collection of new Australian short stories from writers who have been involved with Readings over the years. All have contributed freely to celebrate the shop and its achievements, and to...

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 Special pricePunk 365

Punk 365

Holly George-Warren, Richard Hell

Covers everything from pre-punk pioneers (the Stooges, the New York Dolls) to New York's harbingers of change (the Ramones, Patti Smith, Richard Hell & the Voidoids) to London's Anarchists (the Sex Pistols, the Clash) to the West...

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 Special priceThe Prince of Australia: And Other Rebels, Rogues and Ratbags

The Prince of Australia: And Other Rebels, Rogues and Ratbags

Kevin Childs

A delightful collection of stories of colourful Australian characters, featuring profiles of the cheeky, outrageous and daring people who shaped Australian culture.

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 Special pricePortrayal: and the Search for Identity

Portrayal: and the Search for Identity

Marcia Pointon

An investigation of how we view and understand portraiture as a genre, and how portraits function as artworks within social and political networks.

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 Special pricePlayboy: Blondes

Playboy: Blondes

Jim Petersen

These colourful images that Playboy had to offer from the 1950s to the 1970s, celebrate the beauty of the female form with women appearing sleek to statuesque, knowing to innocent, and pert to provocative.

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 Special pricePink Box: Inside Japan's Sex Clubs

Pink Box: Inside Japan’s Sex Clubs

Joan Sinclair, James Farrer

Offers a view into Japan's most elaborate sex clubs. With the sheer number of choices, these clubs offer their clientele every fantasy imaginable. Subway groping, video and comic book character encounters and visits to the nurse...

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 Special pricePermanent Revolution: Mike Brown and the Australian Avant-garde 1953-97

Permanent Revolution: Mike Brown and the Australian Avant-garde 1953-97

Richard Haese

In 1960 the 22-year-old Mike Brown joined the New Zealand artist, Ross Crothall, in an old terrace house in inner Sydney's Annandale. Over the following two years the artists filled the house with a remarkable body of work.

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 Special pricePerfect Portuguese (Learn Portuguese with the Michel Thomas Method)

Perfect Portuguese (Learn Portuguese with the Michel Thomas Method)

Virginia Catmur

Learn another language the way you learnt your own.

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 Special priceA People's History of London

A People’s History of London

John Rees, Lindsey German

The global city of revolutionaries and radicals in exile, in a new history-from-below.

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 Special priceA Partisan Century: Political Writings from  Partisan Review

A Partisan Century: Political Writings from Partisan Review

Edith Kurzweil

Collects some of the greatest political essays published in Partisan Review since its founding in 1934.

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 Special pricePalladio's Rome: A Translation of Andrea Palladio's Two Guidebooks to Rome

Palladio’s Rome: A Translation of Andrea Palladio’s Two Guidebooks to Rome

Andrea Palladio, Vaughan Hart, Peter Hicks

Andrea Palladio (1508-1580), one of the most famous architects of all time, published two guides to the churches and antiquities of Rome in 1554. This book includes an English translation of Raphael's famous letter to Pope Leo X...

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 Special priceOutside the Magic Square: A Handbook for Food Security

Outside the Magic Square: A Handbook for Food Security

Lolo Houbein

Outside the Magic Square considers issues of food security and offers solutions at the street, neighbourhood and global levels. Mixing gardening advice and food plot design with discussion of issues like global warming, dwindling...

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 Special priceOur Girls

Our Girls

Hamilton, Madeleine

Tracks down the swimsuit and glamour models of an earlier era to share their stories. Enriched with first-hand accounts from the models, and letters from their many fans, as well as gorgeous picturs of the girls themselves, this...

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Origins A Memoir

Origins A Memoir

Maalouf Amin

In this sensitive if mildly overwritten memoir of long-held
secrets, betrayal and denial, Maalouf, who won the 1993 Prix
Goncourt for Rock of Tanios, traces his familial history from a
tiny mountainside village in Lebanon to...

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 Special price1000 Sacred Places

1000 Sacred Places

Christoph Engels

Spanning prehistoric times to the present, 1000 Sacred Places is a richly illustrated guide to the world's most extraordinary spiritual sites.

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An Ocean of Air: Why the Wind Blows and Other Mysteries of the Atmosphere

An Ocean of Air: Why the Wind Blows and Other Mysteries of the Atmosphere

Gabrielle Walker

We spend our lives surrounded by air, hardly even noticing it. It's the most miraculous substance on earth, yet responsible for our food, our weather, our water, and our ability to hear. In fact, we live at the bottom of an ocean...

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Obsolete: An Encyclopedia of Once-Common Things Passing Us by

Obsolete: An Encyclopedia of Once-Common Things Passing Us by

Anna Jane Grossman, James Gulliver Hancock

Thanks to advancing technology and shifting mores, the amount of change we experience in our lifetimes is truly exceptional. Objects and practices that are commonplace can very quickly become outmoded. In this witty and...

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Oak: One Tree, Three Years, Fifty Paintings

Oak: One Tree, Three Years, Fifty Paintings

Stephen Taylor

It was an exercise to learn how to see, to understand just one thing in its greatest detail. Stephen Taylor came across the 250-year-old tree while on a walk in Essex, England, six years ago, shortly after the deaths of his mother...

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A Natural Woman: A Memoir

A Natural Woman: A Memoir

Carole King

A memoir by the iconic singer-songwriter about her beginnings in Brooklyn through her remarkable success as one of the world's most acclaimed musical talents. Includes dozens of photos from King's family and behind-the-scenes...

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Mythology

Mythology

Dugald A. Steer, Nick Harris, Nicki Palin, David Wyatt

For lovers of Greek myths and those just discovering their timeless power, this fascinating volume is faithfully reproduced from Lady Hestia Evanss 19th-century edition, with all its romantic ambiance, clever wit, and novelty...

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 Special priceMusic at Midnight: The Life and Poetry of George Herbert

Music at Midnight: The Life and Poetry of George Herbert

John Drury

Sets the poetry in the whole context of the poet's life and times, so that the reader can understand the frame of mind and kind of society which produced it, and depth can be added to the narrative of Herbert's life.

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The Moral Compass: Stories for a Life's Journey

The Moral Compass: Stories for a Life’s Journey

Dr William J Bennett

The inspiring and instructive companion volume to The Book of Virtues offers many more examples of good and bad, right and wrong, in great works from literature and in exemplary stories from history.

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The Monastery Garden Cookbook: Farm-Fresh Recipes for the Home Cook

The Monastery Garden Cookbook: Farm-Fresh Recipes for the Home Cook

Victor-Antoine D'Avila-Latourrette, Victor-Antoine d'Avila-Latourrette

Brother Victor offers more simple and elegant vegetable recipes.

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 Special priceMiller's Antiques Encyclopedia

Miller’s Antiques Encyclopedia

Octopus Books, Judith Miller, Steven Wooster

Miller's Antiques Encyclopedia is the most accessible and authoritative antiques reference book available. This new fourth edition reflects changes in the antiques market with updated price codes and revised directory.

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Merde Actually

Merde Actually

Stephen Clarke

A year after arriving in France, Englishman Paul West is still struggling with some fundamental questions: What is the best way to scare a gendarme? Why are there no health warnings on French nudist beaches? And is it really...

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 Special price Read reviewMax Pam: Atlas Monographs

Max Pam: Atlas Monographs

Stephen Muecke

Atlas Monographs is a compression of eight travel journals, beginning with Pam's most recent work (Karakoram 2006) and shifting back through the decades to his first journals begun in 1970. The journals map, through text, photo...

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Maverick Genius: The Pioneering Odyssey of Freeman Dyson

Maverick Genius: The Pioneering Odyssey of Freeman Dyson

Phillip F Schewe

Freeman Dyson has been influential in many fields over his long and legendary career, including quantum physics, national defense, space, and religion. In this definitive biography, Schewe examines the life of one of the most...

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 Special priceMarlborough: England's Fragile Genius

Marlborough: England’s Fragile Genius

Richard Holmes

Best-selling military historian Richard Holmes delivers an expertly written and exhilarating account of the life of John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, Britain's finest soldier, who rose from genteel poverty to lead his country...

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Mario Jo Lafontaine

Mario Jo Lafontaine

Otto Neumaier, etc., Oliva Achille Bonitor, et al

"In 1987 the Belgian artist Marie-Jo Lafontaine created Les
larmes d'acier (Steel Tears) for documenta 8 in Kassel - a video
sculpture which aroused greater interest than might have been
expected and which made a lasting...

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 Special priceMarie Curie and Her Daughters: The Private Lives of Science's First Family

Marie Curie and Her Daughters: The Private Lives of Science’s First Family

Shelley Emling

The first book to focus on the relationship between famed scientist Marie Curie and her two remarkable daughters. Drawing on personal interviews with Curie's descendents, as well as revelatory new archives, this is a wholly new...

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 Special priceThe Map and the Territory 2.0: Risk, Human Nature, and the Future of Forecasting

The Map and the Territory 2.0: Risk, Human Nature, and the Future of Forecasting

Alan Greenspan

Like all of us, Alan Greenspan was forced by the financial crisis of 2008 to question some fundamental assumptions about risk management and economic forecasting. This title integrates the history of economic prediction, and the...

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 Special priceMacquarie Dictionary: Fifth Edition

Macquarie Dictionary: Fifth Edition

Macquarie Library

Macquarie Dictionary is now nationally and internationally regarded as the standard reference on Australian English. A comprehensive and up-to-date account of our variety of English, it not only includes all those words and senses...

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 Special priceLove, Sex, Death and Words Surprising Tales from a Year in Literature

Love, Sex, Death and Words Surprising Tales from a Year in Literature

Sutherland,John;Fender,Stephen, Stephen Fender

Love, sex, death, boredom, ecstasy, existential angst, political upheaval - the history of literature offers a rich and varied exploration of the human condition across the centuries. This title focuses on the curious artefacts...

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Lost History: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Scientists, Thinkers and Artists

Lost History: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Scientists, Thinkers and Artists

Michael Morgan

Early Muslim culture set the foundation for the Rennaissance of Europe and for nearly every aspect of the modern world. This book looks at the Muslim world and its deep connection to all cultures. It reveals the many 'golden ages'...

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 Special priceLost Antarctica: Adventures in a Disappearing Land

Lost Antarctica: Adventures in a Disappearing Land

James McClintock

Hidden between the ice and snow of Antarctica is a world unlike any other. In a closely observed account, leading marine ecologist James McClintock gives us an unprecedented look at the ravages of the polar environment. This is a...

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 Special priceThe Lore of the Playground: The Children's World - Then and Now

The Lore of the Playground: The Children’s World - Then and Now

Steve Roud

From conkers to marbles, from British Bulldog to tag, not forgetting 'one potato, two potato' and 'eeny, meeny, miny, mo', this title looks at the games children have enjoyed, the rhymes they have chanted and the rituals and...

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 Special priceThe Long Parliament of Charles II

The Long Parliament of Charles II

Annabel Patterson

Charles II's first and most important parliament sat for eighteen years without a general election, earning itself the sobriquet Long . This book is the study of this Restoration Parliament. It recovers a crucial period of...

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 Special priceLighting Out for the Territory: How Samuel Clemens Headed West and Became Mark Twain

Lighting Out for the Territory: How Samuel Clemens Headed West and Became Mark Twain

Roy Morris

Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of Twain's death, this is the rollicking story of Samuel Clemens' six year sojourn in the Wild West

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A Light That Never Goes Out: The Enduring Saga of the Smiths

A Light That Never Goes Out: The Enduring Saga of the Smiths

Tony Fletcher

The definitive book about The Smiths, one of the most beloved, respected, and storied indie rock bands in music history. Hailing from Manchester, England, The Smiths--Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke, and Mike Joyce--were...

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 Special priceLIFE Wonders of the Deep

LIFE Wonders of the Deep

Editors of LIFE

An oversized hardcover book on our undersea world. It includes pages of oceanic photography, much of it was taken from deep-sea submersibles. It tells the natural history of the sea - where did it come from, what is its future? It...

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 Special priceThe Classic Collection

The Classic Collection

Editors of LIFE Magazine

Life has, of course, visited its archives before. This title puts the photographs on display, not only as part of the page layout but as the page itself. It includes prints that are suitable for framing. It includes not only...

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 Special priceThe Life of Irene Nemirovsky: 1903-1942

The Life of Irene Nemirovsky: 1903-1942

Olivier Philipponnat, Patrick Lienhardt, Euan Cameron

Meticulously researched passionately felt, this is a remarkable, biography of an exceptional writer, a moving portrait of a woman and of her extraordinary times, and a sweeping saga of a turbulent period of European history,...

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LIFE  Bob Dylan: 50 Years on

LIFE Bob Dylan: 50 Years on

The Editors of LIFE Magazine

Bobby Zimmerman of Hibbing, Minnesota, relocated to New York City and precisely 50 years ago, set the world on fire. Having been personally re-imagined as Bob Dylan, he captured the hearts and minds of music lovers in lower...

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 Special priceThe Letters of Sylvia Beach

The Letters of Sylvia Beach

Sylvia Beach, Keri Walsh, Noel Riley Fitch

Founder of the Left Bank bookstore Shakespeare and Company and the first publisher of James Joyce's Ulysses, Sylvia Beach had a legendary facility for nurturing literary talent. In this first collection of her letters, we witness...

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The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965

The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965

William Manchester, Paul Reid

Vol. numbering extrapolated from preliminaries and text.

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Language: The Cultural Tool

Language: The Cultural Tool

Daniel L Everett

A bold and provocative study that presents language not as an innate component of the brain--as most linguists argue--but as a tool unique to each culture worldwide, and as essential to human society as fire.

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La Seduction: How the French Play the Game of Life

La Seduction: How the French Play the Game of Life

Elaine Sciolino

In La Seduction, Sciolino, the Paris bureau chief of The New York Times, demystifies the French way of life and reveals the hidden truth: it's all about seduction. Here she gives an inside view of how seduction works in all...

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 Special priceLa Folie Baudelaire

La Folie Baudelaire

Calasso Roberto

Focuses on the poets and writers of Paris in the nineteenth century who created what was later called the Modern. The author creates a dramatic Folie Baudelaire: a place where you can encounter Baudelaire, his peers, his city, his...

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 Special priceKrapp's Last Tape and Embers

Krapp’s Last Tape and Embers

Beckett, Samuel

Performed by Patrick Magee, Krapp's Last Tape was produced at the Royal Court Theatre, in October 1958.

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 Special priceKindnes of Sisters: Annabella Milbanke and the Destruction of the Byrons

Kindnes of Sisters: Annabella Milbanke and the Destruction of the Byrons

David Crane

Crane has recreated a meeting between Augusta - Byron's half-sister with whom he had a passionate love affair - and Byron's society wife Annabella. They meet 40 years after the death of Byron and argue and declare their motives...

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 Special priceThe Khmers: History and Treasures of an Ancient Civilization

The Khmers: History and Treasures of an Ancient Civilization

Stefano Vecchia

By the eleventh century the Khmer empire claimed dominion over large parts of Thailand, Vietnam and Laos. This book describes its organization, the life of kings, priests and farmers, and the work of the craftsmen who created in...

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 Special priceA Journey to Nowhere: Among the Lands and History of Courland

A Journey to Nowhere: Among the Lands and History of Courland

Jean-Paul Kauffmann, Euan Cameron

A remarkable combination of memoir, history and travel.

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 Special priceJoseph Anton

Joseph Anton

Salman Rushdie

On 14 February 1989, Valentine's Day, the author was telephoned by a BBC journalist and told that he had been 'sentenced to death' by the Ayatollah Khomeini. For the first time he heard the word fatwa. His crime? This title tells...

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 Special priceLife Unseen: Johnny Cash: An Illustrated Biography

Life Unseen: Johnny Cash: An Illustrated Biography

Editors of LIFE

There have been iconic American performers whose lives seemed even larger than their stage personas. Then there was Johnny Cash, unique and - yes - transcendent. He is seen as a country singer, but he is also in the Rock and Roll...

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 Special priceJohn Olsen: An Artist's Life

John Olsen: An Artist’s Life

Darleen Bungey

This landmark biography by Darleen Bungey, the author of the celebrated biography of Arthur Boyd, graphically depicts the forces that drove John Olsen to become one of the country's greatest artists. An exhilarating...

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 Special priceJersey 1204: The Forging of an Island Community

Jersey 1204: The Forging of an Island Community

Judith Everard, J. C. Holt

Unearthing a wealth of historical detail and local colour, the authors examine the events leading up to the fateful year of 1204 - the year in which the English lost the duchy of Normandy, including the Channel Islands, to the...

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 Special priceThe Jean Baudrillard Reader

The Jean Baudrillard Reader

Steve Redhead, Claire Abel

Jean Baudrillard (1929 - 2007) was a social and cultural theorist known for his trenchant analyses of media and technological communication. This book offers a look at Baudrillard in relation to the intellectual and political...

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 Special priceIsrael: The Will to Prevail

Israel: The Will to Prevail

Danny Danon

In Israel, outspoken young politician Danny Danon dissects the missteps and wrong turns that Israel's politicians have taken in the past. With electrifying zeal, he tackles the challenges Israel faces today to undo what he sees as...

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 Special priceThe Influence of Japanese Art on Design

The Influence of Japanese Art on Design

Hannah Sigur

This work compares juxtapositions of American glass, silver and metal arts, ceramics, textiles, furniture, jewellery, advertising, and packaging with a spectrum of Japanese material ranging from expensive one-of-a-kind art crafts...

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Inferno: The World at War, 1939-1945

Inferno: The World at War, 1939-1945

Sir Max Hastings

From one of our finest military historians, a monumental work that shows us at once the truly global reach of World War II and its deeply personal consequences.

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 Special priceImpressions of Rajasthan

Impressions of Rajasthan

Carisse Busquet, Gerard Busquet, Bruno Morandi

This title takes photography lovers across one of the most inspirational regions on the Indian subcontinent, offering a unique look at the painted imagination of India with murals of pure pattern mandalic abstractions and...

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 Special priceThe Illustrious Dead: The Terrifying Story of How Typhus Killed Napoleon's Greatest Army

The Illustrious Dead: The Terrifying Story of How Typhus Killed Napoleon’s Greatest Army

Stephan Talty

At the height of his power, Napoleon was unstoppable. But the tiny typhus microbe would test Napoleon to his limit. This work tells the tale of these two unstoppable historical forces meeting on the road to Moscow in a clash of...

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 Special priceI Think Therefore I am: All the Philosophy You Need to Know

I Think Therefore I am: All the Philosophy You Need to Know

Levine Lesley

I Think, Therefore I Am is the ideal way to take the fear out of philosophy. Written in an accessible and entertaining style, I Think, Therefore I Am explains how and why philosophy began, and how the ways in which we live, learn,...

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 Special priceHow to Eat: Pleasures and Principles of Good Food

How to Eat: Pleasures and Principles of Good Food

Nigella Lawson

Aims to give confidence to the ordinary home cook by providing hundreds of recipes and menus and by encouraging the reader to see cooking in context and, most importantly, to acquire a real understanding. Coverage includes kitchen...

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 Special priceDesign Museum: How to Design a Typeface

Design Museum: How to Design a Typeface

Design Museum

Tells you what you need to know to design a typeface, and looks at the principles and processes of designing type, from its historical roots and interaction with materials and techniques to developing digitized type for modern...

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 Special priceDesign Museum How to Design a Light

Design Museum How to Design a Light

Design Museum

Perfect gift for the to the design afficionado or newcomer to the subject. Fantastic value and collectable series. Carries the authority of the Design Museum with the design values of Conran Octopus.

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 Special priceHow to Avoid Huge Ships and Other Implausibly Titled Books

How to Avoid Huge Ships and Other Implausibly Titled Books

Joel Rickett

* Appeals to thriving market for quirky giftbooks on offbeat subjects * Published in association with The Bookseller, who will promote continuously in 2008 * There will be a 30th-anniversary 'Diagram of Diagrams' to tie in with...

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 Special priceHow the  Beatles  Destroyed Rock N Roll: An Alternative History of American Popular Music

How the Beatles Destroyed Rock N Roll: An Alternative History of American Popular Music

Elijah Wald

How the Beatles Destroyed Rock 'n' Roll is an alternative history of American music that, instead of recycling the familiar cliches of jazz and rock, looks at what people were playing, hearing and dancing to throughout the course...

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House of Exile: The Lives and Times of Heinrich Mann and Nelly Kroeger-Mann

House of Exile: The Lives and Times of Heinrich Mann and Nelly Kroeger-Mann

Evelyn Juers

In 1933 the author and political activist Heinrich Mann and his partner, Nelly Kroeger, fled Nazi Germany, finding refuge first in the south of France and later, in great despair, in Los Angeles, where Nelly committed suicide in...

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 Special priceHothouse: The Art of Survival and the Survival of Art at America's Most Celebrated Publishing House, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux

Hothouse: The Art of Survival and the Survival of Art at America’s Most Celebrated Publishing House, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux

Boris Kachka

Mad Men for the literary world. --Junot Diaz Farrar, Straus and Giroux is arguably the most influential publishing house of the modern era. Home to an unrivaled twenty-five Nobel Prize winners and generation-defining authors like...

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 Special priceHostile Beauty, A Life on Macquarie Island

Hostile Beauty, A Life on Macquarie Island

Danielle, Dermer, Alistair and Wood,, Danielle Wood

Macquarie Island--a small, wind-blasted rocky outcrop between Tasmania and Antarctica--is still one such place. In exquisite pictures and words, A Hostile Beauty tells the story of this extraordinary Australian outpost teeming...

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 Special priceHitler's Holy Relics: A True Story of Nazi Plunder and the Race to Recover the Crown Jewels of the Holy Roman Empire

Hitler’s Holy Relics: A True Story of Nazi Plunder and the Race to Recover the Crown Jewels of the Holy Roman Empire

Sidney Kirkpatrick

An art historian turned Army sleuth tracks down the Crown Jewels of the Holy Roman Empire, hidden by Nazis at end of World War II

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High Financier: The Lives and Time of Siegmund Warburg

High Financier: The Lives and Time of Siegmund Warburg

Niall Ferguson (University of Oxford)

In this pathbreaking new biography, based on more than 10,000 hitherto unavailable letters and diary entries, bestselling author Ferguson returns to his roots as a financial historian to tell the story of legendary financier...

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Heroes

Heroes

Hughes Hallett Lucy

Beginning beneath the walls of Troy and culminating in 1930s
Europe, a magisterial exploration of the nature of heroism in
Western civilization. Our need for heroes is a timeless phenomenon;
from ancient Greece to September 11,...

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 Special priceHavana

Havana

Maria Luisa Lobo Montalvo

Havana, the legendary capital of Cuba, bears the traces of every
stage of the island's rich history, from its indigenous traditions
to the introduction of European culture in the late fifteenth
century to the development of the...

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 Special priceHargreaves: The Alchemy of Landscape Architecture

Hargreaves: The Alchemy of Landscape Architecture

George Hargreaves, Julia Czerniak

Hargreaves Associates has been at the forefront of landscape architectural practice since its founding in 1983. This title presents projects from the firm's 25-year history, showing the development of its work from the early days...

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 Special priceThe Handmade Loaf

The Handmade Loaf

Dan Lepard

A collection of recipes, personal stories and photographs that capture the breads and home bakers of Europe. It includes over 80 recipes, many of which are inspired by the bakers profiled. It is suitable for the experienced baker,...

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 Special priceLotta Jansdotter's Handmade Living: A Fresh Take on Scandinavian Style

Lotta Jansdotter’s Handmade Living: A Fresh Take on Scandinavian Style

Lotta Jansdotter

In this lavishly illustrated book, internationally acclaimed designer Lotta Jansdotter (author of Simple Sewing, 47,128 gross; Lotta Prints, 25,274 gross; and Simple Sewing for Baby, 9,360 gross), shares her decorating secrets,...

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Hammer and Tickle: The Story of Communism, a Political System Almost Laughed Out of Existence

Hammer and Tickle: The Story of Communism, a Political System Almost Laughed Out of Existence

Ben Lewis

Q: Why, despite all the shortages, was the toilet paper in East Germany always two-ply? A: Because they had to send a copy of everything they did to Moscow.

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The Gun

The Gun

C J Chivers

In a tour de force, a prize-winning New York Times reporter traces the invention and mass distribution of the assault rifle, and its effects on war.

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 Special priceGuide for the Unlucky: A Pop-up Book

Guide for the Unlucky: A Pop-up Book

Kyle Bean

A broken mirror. A black cat crossing in front of you. A missing button. Cracks in the sidewalk. 'Guide for the Unlucky' is an interactive book that outlines the origin of the best-known unlucky charms and how to avoid incurring...

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Guerrilla Leader: T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt

Guerrilla Leader: T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt

Schneider James

Schneider offers a startling reexamination of this leader's critical role in shaping the modern Middle East. The answers have profound implications for modern times, as a new generation of revolutionaries pulls pages from...

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 Special priceThe Great Upheaval: The Birth of the Modern World, 1788-1800

The Great Upheaval: The Birth of the Modern World, 1788-1800

Jay Winik

An extraordinarily gripping and sweeping account of the decade that made the modern world, when the pieces were in flux as never before.

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 Special priceGreat Southern Land

Great Southern Land

Ivan O'Mahoney, Steve Bibb

Great Southern Land is an epic journey across Australia, from the top of the Snowy Mountains to the tropical wilds of the Gulf of Carpentaria; the irrigated farms of the Murray Darling Basin to the ancient forests of Tasmania....

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 Special priceGreat Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India

Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India

Joseph Lelyveld

In this ambitious, original study, Pulitzer Prize-winner Lelyveld sets out to measure Gandhi's accomplishments as a politician and an advocate for the downtrodden--against Gandhi's own expectations and in light of his complex,...

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Great Graphic Design on a Budget: How to Do More with Less

Great Graphic Design on a Budget: How to Do More with Less

Scott Witham

GREAT GRAPHIC DESIGN ON A BUDGETis a cost-cutting primer and a sourcebook of ideas for creating first-rate designs on minimal budgets. It teaches you simple tricks of the trade and reveals innovative and unexpected ways for...

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The Grand Tour

The Grand Tour

Agatha Christie, Matthew Prichard

Published in the United Kingdom in 2012 by HarperCollins Publishers --T.p. verso.

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God's Jury: The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World

God’s Jury: The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World

Cullen Murphy

The acclaimed author of Are We Rome? brings his highly praised blend of deep research, colorful travelogue, and insightful political analysis to a new history of the Inquisition.

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 Special priceGod: An Itinerary

God: An Itinerary

Regis Debray, Jeffrey Mehlman

In this book, Debray traces the episodes of the genesis of God, his itinerary and the costs of his survival, going back from the Law to the Tablets themselves and scrutinizing Heaven at its most down-to-earth.

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Garden Mania

Garden Mania

Philip De Bay, James Bolton

Gardeners and garden-lovers will treasure the many examples of expert plantmanship, ranging from official plans for magnificent parks and extensive formal gardens to lighthearted details such as hidden fountains, swings, and...

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 Special priceFuture Perfect: The Case For Progress In A Networked Age

Future Perfect: The Case For Progress In A Networked Age

Steven Johnson

Provides a compelling portrait of a new model of political change that is already on the rise, and shows that despite Western political systems hopelessly gridlocked by old ideas, change for the better can happen, and that new...

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Fusiliers: The Saga of a British Redcoat Regiment in the American Revolution

Fusiliers: The Saga of a British Redcoat Regiment in the American Revolution

Mark Urban

A unique perspective on the American Revolution, seen through the eyes of a redcoat regiment.From Lexington Green in 1775 to Yorktown in 1781, one British regiment marched thousands of miles and fought a dozen battles to uphold...

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The French Slow Cooker

The French Slow Cooker

Michele Scicolone

With a slow cooker, even novices can turn out dishes that taste as though they came straight out of the kitchen of a French grandmere. The author, who showed home cooks how to prepare extraordinary Italian fare in the slow cooker,...

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 Special priceFrench General: 30 Projects for Every Room in the House

French General: 30 Projects for Every Room in the House

Kaari Meng, Jon Zabala

Presents thirty sewing patterns that bring the pleasures of French country living to the home. This title includes patterns for a scalloped tablecloth, linen curtains, piles of pillows and bedding, lavender sachets, travel bags,...

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 Special priceFranco and Hitler: Spain, Germany, and World War II

Franco and Hitler: Spain, Germany, and World War II

Stanley G. Payne

Explores the range of Franco's relationship with Hitler, from 1936 to the fall of the Reich in 1945. This book investigates the evolving relationship of the two regimes up to the conclusion of World War II.

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For the Soul of France: Culture Wars in the Age of Dreyfus

For the Soul of France: Culture Wars in the Age of Dreyfus

Professor Frederick Brown

The author of acclaimed biographies of Emile Zola and Flaubert now offers an ambitious, far-reaching portrait of fin-de-siecle France.

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 Special priceFlorence

Florence

David Leavitt

Novelist David Leavitt joins the acclaimed THE WRITER AND THE CITY series with a scintillating view of Italy's most adored city.

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 Special priceFloating City: Hustlers, Strivers, Dealers, Call Girls and Other Lives in Illicit New York

Floating City: Hustlers, Strivers, Dealers, Call Girls and Other Lives in Illicit New York

Sudhir Venkatesh

Explores New York from high to low, tracing the invisible threads that bind a handful of ambitious urban hustlers, from a Harvard-educated socialite running a high-end escort service to a Harlem crack dealer adapting to changing...

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 Special price500 Judaica: Innovative Contemporary Ritual Art

500 Judaica: Innovative Contemporary Ritual Art

Ray Hemachandra, Daniel Belasco, Martha Sielman

Featuring pieces from North America, Europe and Israel, this title demonstrates the diversity of Judaism. It includes such artworks as Shabbat candlesticks, Torah pointers, kippahs, Seder plates and dreidels.

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 Special priceFifty Hats That Changed the World

Fifty Hats That Changed the World

Design Museum

Perfect gift for the design aficionado, students or newcomers to the subject. Fantastic value and collectable series. Carries the authority of the Design Museum bringing serious design knowledge to the general reader. Sales of...

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 Special priceFifty Fashion Looks That Changed the 1950s

Fifty Fashion Looks That Changed the 1950s

Design Museum, Paula Reed

One of three fabulous new titles in the successful Design Museum 'Fifty' series by fashion guru Paula Reed.

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 Special priceThe Fear Index

The Fear Index

Robert Harris

Fear Index .

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 Special priceThe Face on Your Plate: The Truth About Food

The Face on Your Plate: The Truth About Food

Jeffrey Masson

Shows how food affects our moral selves, our health and the environment. This book looks at how denial keeps us from recognising the animal at the end of our fork and investigates each culture's distinctions among animals...

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 Special priceThe Faber Book of French Cinema

The Faber Book of French Cinema

Drazin, Charles

Looks at the extraordinary resilience of the French film industry during the Second World War when, in spite of the national catastrophe of defeat and occupation, it was still able to produce such classics as Le Corbeau and Les...

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 Special priceExploring the Islands of Scotland

Exploring the Islands of Scotland

Julian Holland

Beautiful and practical, this book provides a fascinating insight into the history and wildlife of more than 80 islands, with information on travel, accommodation, what to see and island walks.

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Existence - Limited Edition 3d Cover

David Brin

Bestselling, award-winning futurist David Brin returns to globe-spanning, high concept SF

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The Eternal Sea

The Eternal Sea

Christian Buchet, Philip Plisson

In the much-anticipated follow-up to his 2002 international triumph The Sea, photographer Plisson figuratively widens his lens to provide a more global focus on the sea and the humans who depend on it for survival. Includes 200+...

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England’s Dreaming Tapes

Savage, Jon

Presents the history of music, fashion and attitude of some of the disparate and contentious personalities who emerged in the mid-70s as the harbingers of what became known as punk. This book features interviews with some of the...

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Elemental Art Of The Indonesian Archipelago

Elemental Art Of The Indonesian Archipelago

Longenecker Martha

Companion to the exhibition, Elemental Art of the Indonesian
Archipelago Selections from the Collection of Mingei International
Museum. 2005. 250 pages. 162 color illustrations by Lynton Gardiner
with a commentary, Realm of the...

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Edie: American Girl

Edie: American Girl

Jean Stein

When Edie was first published a decade ago, it quickly became an international bestseller. In the sixties Edie Sedgwick exploded into the public eye like a comet--aristocratic, glamorous, and Andy Warhol's superstar. Then at 28...

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ECO House Book

Sir Terence Conran

Buildings are the biggest polluters on the planet, responsible for a far greater proportion of the carbon dioxide emissions that get pumped into the atmosphere every year than cars, planes or factories. This title provides the...

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The East, the West, and Sex: A History of Erotic Encounters

The East, the West, and Sex: A History of Erotic Encounters

Richard Bernstein

A remarkable work of history and as provocative as it is brilliantly illuminating, The East, the West, and Sex is a rich and seductive narrative of the powerful erotic pull the East has always had for the West and the resulting...

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Early Cultures Of Mainland Southeast Asia

Early Cultures Of Mainland Southeast Asia

Higham Charles

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Dutch: Biography of a Language

Dutch: Biography of a Language

Roland Willemyns

Offers a well-researched and highly readable survey of the language in all its historical, geographic, and social aspects

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Due Considerations: Essays and Criticism

Due Considerations: Essays and Criticism

Professor John Updike

Updikes sixth collection of essays and literary criticism opens with a skeptical overview of literary biographies, proceeds to five essays on topics ranging from China and small change to faith and late works, and takes up, under...

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 Special priceDread and Superficiality: Woody Allen as Comic Strip

Dread and Superficiality: Woody Allen as Comic Strip

Stuart Hample, R.Buckminster Fuller

Woody Allen's classic neurosis, Jewish identity, humorous life philosophy and complex relationships are embodied in the comic strip, Inside Woody Allen . This contemporary compilation of Woody Allen comics collects best of these...

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Design In Nature How The Constructal Law Governs Evolution In Biology Physics Technology And Social Organization

Design In Nature How The Constructal Law Governs Evolution In Biology Physics Technology And Social Organization

Adrian Bejan (Duke Univ. Duke Univ., Durham, North Carolina Duke University, Durham, NC Duke Univ. Duke Univ. Duke Univ., Durham, North Carolina), J Peder Zane

In this groundbreaking book, Bejan takes the recurring patterns in nature--trees, tributaries, air passages, neural networks, and lightning bolts--and reveals how a single principle of physics, the Constructal Law, accounts for...

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Dean and Deluca: The Food and Wine Cookbook

Jefferson Morgan, Steven Rothfeld

In Dean & DeLuca: A Book of Food and Wine, 75 inspired recipes are paired with carefully chosen varietal wines that celebrate the wine country's abundance of both grapes and fresh produce. Introductory chapters on the different...

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Dante in Love

Wilson,A N

In Dante In Love, A. N. Wilson brings to life one of the western canon's most enigmatic figures.

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Curious Moments

Curious Moments

Photo journalists are constantly hunting for the right moment . Now you can admire the fruits of their labours in this volume of photographs - grinning in amazement, we guarantee you won't be able to tear yourself away once you...

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 Special priceCulture in Practice: Selected Essays

Culture in Practice: Selected Essays

Marshall Sahlins

A collection of essays that span the career of a prominent anthropologist and address the fundamental questions of the field.

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 Special priceCuba: Religion, Social Capital, and Development

Cuba: Religion, Social Capital, and Development

Adrian H Hearn

When Cuba's centralized system for providing basic social services began to erode in the early 1990s, Christian and Afro-Cuban religious groups took on new social and political responsibilities. This book analysis how the Cuban...

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Crimea

Trevor Royle

* Masterly account of the Crimean war of 1854-56 - a watershed in military history.

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 Special priceCreamier: Contemporary Art in Culture: 10 Curators, 100 Contemporary Artists, 10 Sources

Creamier: Contemporary Art in Culture: 10 Curators, 100 Contemporary Artists, 10 Sources

Elena Filipovic, Douglas Fogle, Yukie Kamiya, Zolghadr Tirdad, Chus Martinez

The most up-to-date global survey of today's most significant emerging artists.

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Counterpath: Travelling with Jacques Derrida

Counterpath: Travelling with Jacques Derrida

Jacques Derrida, Catherine Malabou, David Wills

This is a collaborative work by Catharine Malabou and Jacques Derrida that answers to the gamble inherent in the idea of travelling with the philosopher of deconstruction. The work is punctuated by a series of postcards received...

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 Special priceCooking for Claudine How I Cooked my Way into the Heart of a Formidable French Family

Cooking for Claudine How I Cooked my Way into the Heart of a Formidable French Family

Baxter, John

Cooking for Claudine is the charming and improbable tale of how a man who was raised on white bread - and didn't speak a word of French - unexpectedly ended up with the sacred duty of preparing Christmas dinner for a venerable...

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Connectome: How the Brain's Wiring Makes Us Who We Are

Connectome: How the Brain’s Wiring Makes Us Who We Are

Sebastian Seung

The audacious effort to map the brain--and along with it our mental afflictions, from autism to schizophrenia--by a rising star in neuroscience.

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The Complete Postcard Art of Gilbert & George

The Complete Postcard Art of Gilbert & George

Gilbert and George, Michael Bracewell

Nearly four decades of original, subversive, and beautiful Postcard Art is collected in this magnificently packaged two-volume set designed by Gilbert & George.

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 Special priceThe Compatibility Gene

The Compatibility Gene

Daniel M. Davis

Tells a scientific adventure story set in a field of genetic discovery - that of the crucial genes that define our relationships, our health and our individuality. This book shows how the compatibility gene is radically...

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Coffee with Plato

Coffee with Plato

Donald R Moor, Robert M Pirsig

Around 428 BC, Plato was born into one of Athens's most aristocratic families, and ultimately gathered around him some of the greatest minds of his age. Travel back to ancient Greece with Professor Emeritus of Philosophy Donald R....

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Coffee with Michelangelo

Coffee with Michelangelo

James Hall, John Julius Norwich

The most illustrious men and women of the past would have much to teach us if only, by some miracle, we could get them to tell us just what it was that really mattered to them, what made a difference in their lives, and what their...

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Coffee with Isaac Newton

Coffee with Isaac Newton

Michael White, Bill Bryson

Sir Isaac Newton formulated the concept of gravity, devised a radically new theory of light, and created a calculus that revolutionized mathematics. White, author of an award-winning biography of Newton, captures the essence of...

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Coffee with Hemingway

Coffee with Hemingway

Kirk Curnutt (Troy State University Montgomery, Alabama Troy State University, Montgomery), John Updike

The most illustrious men and women of the past would have much to teach us if only, by some miracle, we could get them to tell us just what it was that really mattered to them, what made a difference in their lives, and what their...

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Coffee with Groucho

Coffee with Groucho

Simon Louvish, Frank Ferrante

The most illustrious men and women of the past would have much to teach us if only, by some miracle, we could get them to tell us just what it was that really mattered to them, what made a difference in their lives, and what their...

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Coffee with Aristotle

Coffee with Aristotle

Jonathan Barnes, Julian Barnes

More than two millennia after his death, Aristotle's thought still influences modern society. Here, over coffee, he converses with refreshing and illuminating simplicity about everything from causation and deduction to the role of...

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 Special priceA City Lost and Found: Whelan the Wrecker's Melbourne

A City Lost and Found: Whelan the Wrecker’s Melbourne

Robyn Annear

'Old landmarks fall in nearly every block ... and the face of the city is changing so rapidly that the time is not too far distant when a search for a building 50 years old will be in vain.' - Herald, 1925. The demolition firm of...

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Cities of the Plain

Cities of the Plain

Cormac McCarthy

The completed trilogy emerges as a landmark in American literature' Guardian

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Chinese Jade From The Neolithic To The Qing

Chinese Jade From The Neolithic To The Qing

Rawson Jessica

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 Special priceCharlie Trotter's Desserts

Charlie Trotter’s Desserts

Charlie Trotter

A large-format illustrated cookbook which focuses on ingredients ranging from familiar berries, custards and spices, to unusual vegetable and grain-based desserts. Among the desserts are cranberry and walnut tart with cranberry...

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Charles Dickens: A Life

Charles Dickens: A Life

Claire Tomalin

The tumultuous life of England's greatest novelist, beautifully rendered by an unparalleled literary biographer. Charles Dickens: A Life gives full measure to Dickens' heroic stature--his huge virtues both as a writer and as a...

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 Special priceChambers Biographical Dictionary

Chambers Biographical Dictionary

Chambers

All the people you'll ever want to know about

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 Special priceCatching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human

Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human

Richard W. Wrangham

A startling new theory that the invention of cooking led to the creation of the human species

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Care of Wooden Floors

Care of Wooden Floors

Will Wiles

A bold and brilliant debut from a darkly funny new voice.

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The Caller

The Caller

Karin Fossum, K E Semmel

One mild summer evening Lily and her husband are enjoying a meal while their baby daughter sleeps peacefully in her pram beneath a maple tree. But when Lily steps outside she is paralysed with terror. The child is bathed in...

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 Special priceCalcutta: Two Years in the City

Calcutta: Two Years in the City

Amit Chaudhuri

An unforgettable portrait of Calcutta from one of its great chroniclers.

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By Hook or by Crook: A Journey in Search of English

By Hook or by Crook: A Journey in Search of English

David Crystal (University College of North Wales Bangor University)

In this delightful excursion through the English language, Crystal combines personal reflections, historical allusions, and a traveler's observations to create a mesmerizing and entertaining narrative account with the language and...

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Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves

Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire’s Slaves

Adam Hochschild

Like the author's classic King Leopold's Ghost, this new work abounds in atmosphere, high drama, and nuanced portraits of epic antislavery crusaders, heroes, and villains in Britain.

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 Special priceBuriki: Japanese Tin Toys from the Golden Age of the American Automobile: The Yoku Tanaka Collection

Buriki: Japanese Tin Toys from the Golden Age of the American Automobile: The Yoku Tanaka Collection

Earle, Joe

The Tanaka collection is a treasure-trove of more than 500 immaculate model vehicles, enthusiastically collected over the years. This book offers a tour of its highlights, evoking the heady, expansive spirit of the 1950s in both...

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 Special priceBreakfast of Champions

Breakfast of Champions

Kurt Vonnegut

Combines science fiction, memoir, parable, fairy tale and farce.

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 Special priceBoutique Beer: 500 of the World's Finest Craft Brews

Boutique Beer: 500 of the World’s Finest Craft Brews

Ben McFarland

Boutique Beer is the must-have book that every beer connoisseur will need to own

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Boutique Baking: Delectable Cakes, Cupcakes and Teatime Treats

Boutique Baking: Delectable Cakes, Cupcakes and Teatime Treats

Peggy Porchsen

Peggy Porschen is one of the most prominent and pioneering names in contemporary cake design. Renowned for her exquisite craftsmanship combined with a love of baking, her passion is for creating delectable works of art that taste...

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 Special priceThe Book of Love In Search of the Kamasutra

The Book of Love In Search of the Kamasutra

McConnachie,James

The Kamasutra was written in northern India in the third century AD, when erotic culture lay at the heart of an exquisite civilization. This book provides a portrait of this sensuous era, evoking the world of the pleasure-seeking...

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 Special priceBoathouses

Boathouses

Adam Mornement

This book, with its stunning illustrations, tells some wonderful stories and throws light on some very special buildings. It is a celebration of the boathouse.

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The Best American Short Stories

The Best American Short Stories

Tom Perrotta, Heidi Pitlor

The Best American Short Stories is the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction. The 2012 edition is guest edited by Tom Perrotta.

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The Best American Nonrequired Reading

The Best American Nonrequired Reading

Dave Eggers, Scott Cohen (University of Surrey, UK), EM-J Staples, Ray Bradbury

A selection of the best writing, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, and blogs, published during 2011. Edited by Dave Eggers.

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The Best American Short Stories

The Best American Short Stories

Alice Sebold, Heidi Pitlor

Edited by critically acclaimed, bestselling author Sebold, the stories in this year's collection serve as a provocative literary antenna for what is going on in the world ( Chicago Tribune ), ensuring yet another rewarding edition...

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Bad Intentions

Bad Intentions

Karin Fossum, Charlotte Barslund

Inspector Sejer returns in this expertly crafted mystery about troubled teenagers--and two tragic deaths.

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Babel No More: The Search for the World's Most Extraordinary Language Learners

Babel No More: The Search for the World’s Most Extraordinary Language Learners

Michael Erard

In the tradition of the bestsellers Word Freak and The Language Instinct comes a fascinating exploration of linguistic superlearners whose abilities shed light on the intellectual potential in us all.

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 Special priceAston Martin

Aston Martin

Rainer W Schlegelmilch, Hartmut Lehbrink, Jochen Von Osterroth

A revised and updated version of Aston Martin, a singular experience of the make of car that has high-class individuality and conservative reliability. A lavishly illustrated edition, making this an absolute must-have for every...

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The Art of War

The Art of War

Sun Tzu

Written more than 2,500 years ago, and widely regarded as the Oldest Military Treatise in the World, The Art of War retains much of its original authoritative merit today.

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 Special priceThe Architecture of Rasem Badran: Narratives on People and Place

The Architecture of Rasem Badran: Narratives on People and Place

James Steele

A monograph on the award-winning Jordanian architect Rasem Badran (b. 1945), and a celebration of his works. The introduction explains the author's first encounter with Badran's work and provides a brief outline of the architect's...

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Another Beauty

Another Beauty

Adam Zagajewski

The life of Eastern European communist dissidents, workers and intellectuals may already seem like ancient history to a younger generation speeding into the 21st century. But there's still a lot to be learned by listening to the...

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Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior

Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior

Dr Temple Grandin, Speaker, PH.D. (Colorado State University Colorado State University, USA Colorado State University Colorado State University, USA), Catherine Johnson

One of the world's most celebrated animal scientists merges a lifetime of study with her extraordinary perceptions as an autistic person in a groundbreaking book that revolutionizes the understanding of how animals think and...

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 Special priceThe Animal Connection: A New Perspective on What Makes Us Human

The Animal Connection: A New Perspective on What Makes Us Human

Pat Shipman

A bold, illuminating new take on the love of animals that drove human evolution.

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 Special priceAncient Thailand

Ancient Thailand

Nicoletta Celli

Dedicated to the art and culture of Thailand, this volume explores the ancient and various origins of this modern country's identity. The Thai identity is the result of an extraordinary process of integration, clash and selection...

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 Special priceThe American Future: A History

The American Future: A History

Simon Schama

The American Future: A History, written by an author who has spent half his life there, takes the long view of how the United States has come to this anguished moment of truth about its own identity as a nation and its place in...

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 Special priceThe Aloe

The Aloe

Katherine Mansfield, Kirsty Gunn

Linda Burnell dreams, listless and distant, whilst downstairs her mother sets in order the family s new home in the New Zealand countryside. Her vigorous and exhausting husband, Stanley, is at the office, but will return with...

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 Special priceAll the King's Men

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Robert Penn Warren

Willie Stark's obsession with political power leads to the ultimate corruption of his gubernatorial administration.

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 Special priceAll That Fall

All That Fall

Samuel Beckett

Mrs Rooney, old and unwieldy, is dragging herself towards the railway station, to meet her blind husband on his way back from the office, and guide him home. She passes the time of day with a man with a dung cart, and a man with a...

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 Special priceAfter the Silence

After the Silence

Jake Woodhouse

A body is found hanging on a hook above the canals of Amsterdam's old town, a mobile phone forced into the victim's mouth. In a remote coastal village, a doll lies in the ashes of a burnt-down house. But the couple who died in the...

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 Special priceAffairs of the Art

Affairs of the Art

Strickland, Katrina

Through interviews with those handling the estates of artists including Fred Williams, Brett Whiteley, John Brack, Howard Arkley, Bronwyn Oliver, George Baldessin and Albert Tucker, as well as a raft of art dealers, academics,...

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 Special price9-11: 10th Anniversary Edition

9-11: 10th Anniversary Edition

Noam Chomsky

One of America's most esteemed political analyst offers his analysis of the global build-up to the Semptember 11th attacks, the long-term results of American military action. He suggest what can be done to promote peace and...

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The 20th Century in Poetry

The 20th Century in Poetry

Michael Hulse (Warwick University), Simon Rae

The history of the twentieth century as seen through the eyes of the greatest poets of our time.

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101 Sci-Fi Movies You Must See Before You Die

101 Sci-Fi Movies You Must See Before You Die

Steven Jay Schneider, PhD (New York University and Harvard University, Massachusetts)

From Le Voyage dans la Lune (A Trip to the Moon) to Star Wars and beyond, this compendium includes intriguing insights from film critics and a wealth of factual details along with dramatic illustrations that capture...

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501 Movie Directors: A Comprehensive Guide to the Greatest Filmmakers

501 Movie Directors: A Comprehensive Guide to the Greatest Filmmakers

Steven Jay Schneider, PhD (New York University and Harvard University, Massachusetts)

This valuable book is a chronological compendium that profiles the 501 most important film directors of all time. Here is a comprehensive survey of the creative imaginations behind more than 100 years of filmmaking.

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101 Cult Movies You Must See Before You Die

101 Cult Movies You Must See Before You Die

Steven Jay Schneider, PhD (New York University and Harvard University, Massachusetts)

Many--possibly most--films that achieve cult status begin as box office failures, and then over the years start attracting groups of devoted fans. Some cult movies are very good, while others are so bad that they're good, and some...

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101 Action Movies You Must See Before You Die

101 Action Movies You Must See Before You Die

Steven Jay Schneider, PhD (New York University and Harvard University, Massachusetts)

Action movies can be called the purest form of cinema because they tell their stories visually, rather than through dialogue. Summarized in this entertaining book are 101 of the most famous action films of all time, from the early...

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 Special price1,000,000 Years of Weapons Tools Of War Through The Ages

1,000,000 Years of Weapons Tools Of War Through The Ages

Zimmerman, Dwight

People have been trying to find creative ways to kill each other since the beginning of time 1,000,000 Years of Weapons cover the entire history, from the earliest, most-primitive instruments up to remarkable advances in modern...

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Za-Za's Baby Brother

Za-Za’s Baby Brother

Lucy Cousins

Told from an older sibling's point of view, this is the story of the effect a new baby has on a family: Mum has a big tummy and has to go to hospital with Dad, while Granny looks after Za-za. When Mum comes home with the baby...

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Thomas And Friends Story Time Set

Thomas And Friends Story Time Set

Thomas the Tank Engine has been a favourite with children all over the world for over 65 years - and at the Book People our Thomas books and box sets have always been amongst our bestsellers!Coming in a beautifully...

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Oh! If Only...

Oh! If Only…

Michael Foreman

Sometimes big things have very small beginnings. Oh! If only . . . I had stayed home that day . . . If only . . . I hadn't met that dog . . . If only . . . he didn't want to play . . . And so begins a remarkably funny chain of...

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Nicholas

Rene Goscinny, Jean-Jacques Sempe, Anthea Bell, Phil Cleaver, Editions Denoel

UK edition. The day-to-day adventures of an amusing, endearing young school boy.

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My Mother Is So Smart!

My Mother Is So Smart!

Tomie DePaola

Through the heartfelt words of a little boy awed by all the things his mom can do, this glowing celebration of mothers has a universal appeal that will make young readers everywhere want to share it with their own moms. Full...

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Little Rabbit Foo Foo: Story Book and DVD

Little Rabbit Foo Foo: Story Book and DVD

Michael Rosen, Arthur Robins, Kevin Whately

He's wild, he's wicked, he's Little Rabbit Foo Foo! The bully-boy bunny likes nothing better than to ride through the forest bopping everyone on the head. Wriggly worms, tigers, no one is safe. But here comes the Good Fairy - and...

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Kimonos

Kimonos

Annelore Parot

Learn about traditional Japanese clothing with Yumi and the Kokeshi! There are many types of Kimono, just as there are many types of Kokeshi, and while they all wear the same style clothing, they all add their very personal touch!...

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 Special priceJohn Joe and the Big Hen

John Joe and the Big Hen

Martin Waddell, Paul Howard

The Brennans' hen looks awfully big to little John Joe, so big that he thinks it might eat him so he runs away from home! Rural picture book.

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The Illustrated World Atlas

The Illustrated World Atlas

The highly visual atlas is packed with up to date maps, superb illustrations, and carefully selected, stimulating photographs.These features combine to offer a comprehensive and colourful look at all the world's...

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 Special priceThe Hueys in It Wasn't Me

The Hueys in It Wasn’t Me

Oliver Jeffers

Meet the Hueys - a fabulously quirky group of characters from international bestselling, award-winning author/illustrator, Oliver Jeffers, creator of How to Catch a Star and Lost and Found. The sequel to The Hueys - The...

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 Special priceHello Beaky!

Hello Beaky!

Jez Alborough

An egg tumbles down through the leaves and branches and shatters into pieces on the rainforest floor. Out pops Beaky, a creature with a bright blue beak, furry flaps and a curly orange tail. But what is he? A frog? A snake? A...

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Flashing Fire Engines

Flashing Fire Engines

Tony Mitton, Ant Parker

Jump aboard a bright red fire engine with a trio of friendly animal firefighters in this story that blends action, rhyme, and detail. Full color.

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 Special priceDon't Worry, Grandpa

Don’t Worry, Grandpa

Nick Ward

As the thunder draws nearer, the rain buckets down and the lightning begins to flash overhead, Grandpa gets more and more jittery. But luckily Charlie is close by to hold his hand and keep him calm with an ingenious story of what...

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Can't You Sleep Little Bear: Story Book and DVD

Can’t You Sleep Little Bear: Story Book and DVD

Martin Waddell, Barbara Firth

At bedtime, Big Bear patiently reassures Little Bear that he needn't fear the dark, in this tale for readers and listeners up to 5 by the author of Farmer Duck and Owl Babies. When all the lanterns in the cave aren't enough to...

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Brilliant Boats

Brilliant Boats

Tony Mitton, Ant Parker

Come aboard with a crew of wacky animal sailors. This picture book lets machine-mad pre-schoolers learn about the different types of boats - from sailboats and fishing trawlers to ferries and luxury liners. It also includes an...

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 Special priceThe Big Concrete Lorry

The Big Concrete Lorry

Shirley Hughes

A picture book for children of three years and up. The Pattersons' house is so jam-packed with things that there's hardly room for the Pattersons themselves. But building an extension is no easy matter, even with the neighbours'...

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 Special priceBattle Boy Box: Gift Pack

Battle Boy Box: Gift Pack

Carter, Charlie

A fabulous Christmas present for boys aged 7 years and over: a Battle Boy tin with four Battle Boy titles inside.A great chance to introduce new readers to the series, and reward existing readers with a collectible tin that looks...

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10

10

Marion Bataille

A sensationally attractive package sets the stage for an inventive exploration of counting from one to 10 and back again. As the reader turns the pages, the numbers unfold and transform with breathtaking ingenuity. Illustrations.

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To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee

When Scout's father, a lawyer, agrees to defend a black man against an accusation by a white girl, he must battle the prejudice of the whole town. It's about imagination - not just the kind you need for childhood games. Because...

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Last Man in Tower

Aravind Adiga

Every building tells a story: but in the jungle of Mumbai, one building - and one man - stands on the borderline between India's past, and its future...

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Ines of My Soul

Ines of My Soul

Isabel Allende, Prof Margaret Sayers Peden

From the New York Times bestselling author of Portrait in Sepia comes a captivating new novel that chronicles the brave deeds and passionate loves of Ins Surez, a spirited woman who journeys to the New World and helps...

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Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon

Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon

Jorge Amado, James L Taylor, William L Grossman

In 1925, the arrival of a beautiful mulatto girl named Gabriela from the backlands transforms the lives of many inhabitants of a provincial Brazilian city.

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MaddAddam

Margaret Atwood

Bringing together characters from Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood, this thrilling conclusion to Atwood's dystopian trilogy confirms the ultimate endurance of humanity, community, and love.

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Pride and Prejudice: Penguin Drop Caps

Jane Austen, Jessica Hische

Elizabeth Bennet's early determination to dislike Mr. Darcy is a prejudice only matched by the folly of his arrogant pride. Their first impressions give way to true feelings in a comedy profoundly concerned with happiness and how...

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Day/Night: Travels in the Scriptorium and Man in the Dark

Day/Night: Travels in the Scriptorium and Man in the Dark

Paul Auster (New Directions)

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ONE VOLUME, TWO EXISTENTIAL CLASSICS BY BESTSELLING NOVELIST PAUL AUSTER Day/Night brings together two metaphysical novels that mirror each other and are meant to be read in tandem: two men, each confined to...

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House of Holes: A Book of Raunch

House of Holes: A Book of Raunch

Nicholson Baker

Baker returns to the eroticism of his earlier Vox (1995) and The Fermata (1994) but kicks it up about a dozen notches . . . Baker explores a fine line between eroticism and pornography here . . . [with] wit and verbal play. ...

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On Canaan’s Side

Barry, Sebastian

Opens as Lilly Bere mourns the loss of her grandson, Bill. The story then goes back to the moment she was forced to flee Dublin, at the end of the First World War, and follows her life through into the new world of America, a...

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Kaltenburg

Kaltenburg

Marcel Beyer, Alan Bance

A book about a great man, a giant in the world of science with all-too-human flaws, Kaltenburg is a beautifully detailed novel from a major German writer that brings to life both an individual and a whole world: Ludwig...

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The Skating Rink

Roberto Bolano

A spellbinding, sui generis detective fiction focusing on the swirling vortex of sex, death, and intrigue surrounding a beautiful Spanish figure skating champion.

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Philida

Andre Brink

Philida is the mother of four children by Francois Brink, the son of her master. The year is 1832 and the Cape is rife with rumours about the liberation of the slaves. Philida decides to risk her whole life by lodging a complaint...

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Portrait of the Artist as a Young Ape: A Caprice

Butor, Michel, Dominic Di Bernardi

Like James Joyce's and Dylan Thomas's similar titles, Butor's novel is autobiographical in nature and explores the way a writer develops. Shortly after World War II a young man travels to a castle in Franconia housing the second...

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Love

Raymond Carver

A collection of stories, set in the mid-West among the lonely men and women who drink, fish and play cards to ease the passing of time.

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Cathedral

Raymond Carver

Presents a story in which a blind man guides the hand of a sighted man as together they draw the cathedral the blind man can never see.

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The Twelve

Justin Cronin

The epic story of THE PASSAGE continues

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The Sweeter Side of R. Crumb

Robert Crumb

The nasty, negative, misanthropic comic genius proves he has a sweet side.

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The Unruly Passions of Eugenie R.

The Unruly Passions of Eugenie R.

Carole DeSanti

Love and war converge in this lush, epic story of a young woman's coming of age during and after France's Second Empire (1860-1871), an era that was absinthe-soaked, fueled by railway money and prostitution, and transformed by...

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