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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 priceFood Safari: Glorious adventures through a world of cuisines

Food Safari: Glorious adventures through a world of cuisines

Maeve O'Meara

Food Safari takes the reader on an adventure into 34 diverse and fascinating cuisines by exploring the basic ingredients of each cuisine and making the exotic familiar. Offering simple foolproof recipes that anyone can cook at...

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 Special priceHow Proust Can Change Your Life

How Proust Can Change Your Life

Alain de Botton

'Dazzling' John Updike

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 Special priceYear of Wonders: a Novel of the Plague

Year of Wonders: a Novel of the Plague

Geraldine Brooks

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of 'March' and 'People of the Book'. A young woman's struggle to save her family and her soul during the extraordinary year of 1666, when plague suddenly struck a small Derbyshire...

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 Special priceLa Cucina Italiana: Encyclopedia of Italian Cooking

La Cucina Italiana: Encyclopedia of Italian Cooking

Various

Everyone loves Italian food, but the ingredients and techniques can be new territory and plain recipes can take you only so far. To make sense of it all, you need La Cucina Italiana. With more than 3,000 step-by-step...

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Forever Rumpole: The Best of the Rumpole Stories

Forever Rumpole: The Best of the Rumpole Stories

John Mortimer

A wonderful collection starring the world's most beloved barrister, Forever Rumpole brings together 14 of Rumpole's most entertaining adventures, together with a fragment of a new story. Rumpole is never less than delightful and...

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Moranthology

Moranthology

Caitlin Moran

First published in Great Britain in 2012 by Ebury Press --T.p. verso.

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 Special priceAntonio and Lucia: Recipes and Stories from My Australian-Calabrian Kitchen

Antonio and Lucia: Recipes and Stories from My Australian-Calabrian Kitchen

Riccardo Momesso

Riccardo Momesso's family moved from Calabria to Australia in the 1950s, bringing their cooking traditions with them -- foraging, hunting, fishing, preserving and, most importantly, the tradition of sharing food with family and...

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 Special price Read reviewTelegraph Avenue

Telegraph Avenue

Michael Chabon

From Michael Chabon, the bestselling author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay; his first novel in 5 years is a lovingly painted pop-culture epic.

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A Magnificent Obsession: Victoria, Albert, and the Death That Changed the British Monarchy

A Magnificent Obsession: Victoria, Albert, and the Death That Changed the British Monarchy

Helen Rappaport

As she did in her critically acclaimed The Last Days of the Romanovs, Rappaport brings a compelling documentary feel to the story of this royal marriage and of the queen's obsessive love for her husband--a story that began as...

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The Lost Battles: Leonardo, Michelangelo, and the Artistic Duel That Defined the Renaissance

The Lost Battles: Leonardo, Michelangelo, and the Artistic Duel That Defined the Renaissance

Professor Jonathan Jones (University of Oxford)

The galvanizing story of the defining moment of the Renaissance: the two greatest artists of their time, commissioned by different people, but working in the same room. Their competition would give rise to the new idea of artistic...

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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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Bruce

Bruce

Peter Ames Carlin

Stunning biography of Bruce Springsteen describing his life and work in vivid intimate detail

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Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage

Annie Leibovitz, Doris Kearns Goodwin

The author covers many places that she could explore with no agenda. She wasn't on assignment. She chose the subjects simply because they meant something to her. This title features the photographs of which the author explored.

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Fear of Flying

Fear of Flying

Erica Jong, Jennifer Weiner

Compulsive daydreamer Isadora Wing doesn't want much - just to be free and to find the perfect, guiltless, zipless sexual encounter. Pursuing this ideal across two continents, she discovers just how hard it can be to make one's...

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 Special priceTransport: An Australian History

Transport: An Australian History

Robert Lee

Trains, planes, boats and cars. What did Australians do before the invention of modern transport? This title tells the story of how transport in Australia has developed, and how it has impacted our lives. It brings together the...

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 Special priceThe Spotter's Guide to Urban Engineering: Infrastructure and Technology in the Modern Landscape

The Spotter’s Guide to Urban Engineering: Infrastructure and Technology in the Modern Landscape

Claire Barratt, Ian Whitelaw

An illustrated field guide to the technology that keeps our cities and towns working.

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 Special priceOn Rare Birds

On Rare Birds

Anita Albus

Anita Albus recounts the sad histories of several extinct bird species, including the passenger pigeon, the Carolina parakeet, and the great auk. She gives a detailed account of six rare birds: the hermit ibis, the elusive...

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How Do Dinosaurs Go To School?

How Do Dinosaurs Go To School?

Jane Yolen, Mark Teague

What would you do if a very large Ceratosaurus stomped into your classroom? And what if the student sitting next to you was a gigantic Silvisaurus-who decided to jump on top of your desk? Come along and join the fun as dinosaurs...

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How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?

How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?

Jane Yolen, Mark Teague

In each playful spread of this read-aloud bedtime book, parents are ready to put their kids to bed - but these youngsters just happen to be dinosaurs! And though they may stomp and slam their tails a bit, in the end they act a lot...

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How Do Dinoasaurs Eat Their Food?

How Do Dinoasaurs Eat Their Food?

Jane Yolen, Mark Teague

Do dinosaurs play with their food? Does a dinosaur belch and burp at the table? Just like kids, dinosaurs aren't born with terrific table manners. Dino Dad and Mom help their young dinosaurs learn not to throw cups or make rude...

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How Do Dinosaurs Learn Colours and Numbers?

How Do Dinosaurs Learn Colours and Numbers?

Jane Yolen, Mark Teague

Come along and join the dinosaur fun as ten dinosaurs show children all the colors of the rainbow.

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How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon?

How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon?

Jane Yolen, Mark Teague

What if a dinosaur catches the flu? Does he whimper and whine between each "At-choo"? Does he drop dirty tissues all over the floor? Does he fling his medicine out of the door? Just like kids, little dinosaurs hate being...

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Horton Hears A Who

Horton Hears A Who

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Hop On Pop

Hop On Pop

Dr Seuss

These's endless fun to be had with words that rhyme. You only need to change one letter and you've got a whole new world! With this miniature edition of Hop on Pop, you're never going to be lost for words!

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Mr Brown Can Moo! Can You?

Mr Brown Can Moo! Can You?

Dr Seuss

Oh, the wonderful sounds Mr Brown can do, Now see if you can do them too!

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If I Ran The Zoo

If I Ran The Zoo

Dr Seuss

Welcome to the crazy world of Gerald McGrew who dreams of transforming his local zoo into a madcap menagerie of weird and wonderful beasts.

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If I Ran The Circus

If I Ran The Circus

Dr Suess

Meet young Morris McGurk who dreams of staging the world's greatest show, packed with the most tremendous, stupendous acts ever seen!

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Fox In Sox

Fox In Sox

Dr Seuss

Join the irrepressible Fox in Socks as he teaches a baffled Mr. Knox some of the slickest, quickest tongue-twisters in town.

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Green Eggs And Ham

Green Eggs And Ham

Dr Seuss

When Sam-I-am persits in pestering a grumpy grouch to eat a plate of green eggs and ham, perseverance wins the day, teaching us all that we cannot know what we like until we have tried it!

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Won't You Be My Hugaroo?

Won’t You Be My Hugaroo?

Joanne Ryder, Melissa Sweet

In this sequel to WON'T YOU BE MY KISSAROO?, there are plenty of hugs to go around!

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Pretty Brown Face: Family Celebration Board Books

Pretty Brown Face: Family Celebration Board Books

Andrea Davis Pinkney, Brian Pinkney

Join the fun as a baby boy discovers the unique features that make his face so special in Pretty Brown Face . A Mylar mirror at the end of the book encourages babies to explore their own pretty faces. Full color.

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 Special priceBig Fat Hen

Big Fat Hen

'One, two, buckle my shoe.Three, four, shut the door.....Nine, ten, big fat hen!' 'Baker uses an imaginative array of acrylic colors for his hens--greens, purples, and pinks to contrast with the warm, yellow straw background.There...

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Pirates Of The Seven Seas

Pirates Of The Seven Seas

Angus Konstam

The pirate perhaps epitomises the loveable rogue of popular legend, and our interest in pirates, both real and fictional, is enormous. This beautifully illustrated book presents the story of piracy in a completely new way.

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 Special priceCurious George Curious about Learning Boxed Set

Curious George Curious about Learning Boxed Set

H A Rey

Curious kids will get learning fast with this Curious George educational kit jam-packed with everything four- to six-year-olds need to build their spelling, reading, and math skills. Includes storybook, CD, workbooks, flash cards,...

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Hugs for You

Hugs for You

Hannigan Paula, Heather Brown

Inside this charmingly chunky, die-cut board book are a variety of cute and cuddly stuffed animals. And all of them are just waiting to offer big hugs and small hugs, soft hugs and strong hugs. Full color.

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The Ponder Heart

The Ponder Heart

Eudora Welty

Uncle Daniel Ponder, whose fortune is exceeded only by his desire to give it away, is the talk of Clay County and a constant source of vexation for his niece, Edna Earle, whose determined efforts to thwart his generosity prove...

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The Lower River

The Lower River

Paul Theroux

A taut, tense, darkly suspenseful novel about a man who flees to Africa after his marriage falls apart, only to be caught up in a precarious situation in a seemingly benign village.

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This Incredible Need to Believe

This Incredible Need to Believe

Julia Kristeva, Beverley Bie Brahic

Unlike Freud, I do not claim that religion is just an illusion and a source of neurosis. The time has come to recognize, without being afraid of 'frightening' either the faithful or the agnostics, that the history of Christianity...

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 Special priceThe Lovemakers

The Lovemakers

Alan Wearne

Continues to explore the inner and outer tensions of families and society, and the rituals of home extensions, weddings and public- service career paths. Meanwhile, in the city, the demi-monde transforms itself into the drug...

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Care of Wooden Floors

Care of Wooden Floors

Will Wiles

Oskar is the composer of a piece called Variations on Tram Timetables. Currently he is in Los Angeles, having his marriage dismantled by lawyers. He has asked an old university friend to look after his cats, and take care of his...

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Give Me Your Heart: Tales of Mystery and Suspense

Give Me Your Heart: Tales of Mystery and Suspense

Joyce Carol Oates (Princeton University)

The need for love--obsessive, self-destructive, unpredictable--takes readers to forbidden places. In 10 razor-sharp stories, National Book Award winner Oates shows that the most deadly mysteries often begin at home.

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The Club Dumas

The Club Dumas

Arturo Perez-Reverte

When a well-known bibliophile is found hanged, Lucas Corso is brought in to authenticate a fragment of a manuscript purported to be The Three Musketeers. He is soon drawn into a swirling plot involving devil worship, occult...

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Manhattan: Letters from Prehistory

Manhattan: Letters from Prehistory

Helene Cixous, Beverley Bie Brahic

Tells the tale of a young French scholar who travels to the United States in 1965 on a Fulbright Fellowship to consult the manuscripts of beloved authors. In Yale University's Beinecke Library, tantalized by the conversational and...

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 Special priceExtremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Jonathan Safran Foer

Oskar Schell, the nine-year-old son of a man killed in the World Trade Center attacks, searches the five boroughs of New York City for a lock that fits a black key his father left behind.

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West of Here

West of Here

Jonathan Evison

Set in the fictional town of Port Bonita, on Washington State's rugged Pacific coast, West of Here is propelled by a story that both re-creates and celebrates the American experience.

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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Paul Torday

With a wickedly wonderful cast of characters, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is the whimsical story of an unlikely hero who discovers true love, finds himself first a pawn and then a victim of political spin, and learns to believe...

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 Special priceAll the King's Men

All the King’s Men

Robert Penn Warren

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

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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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Rodin's Debutante

Rodin’s Debutante

Ward Just

Lee Goodell's life decisions--to become a sculptor, to sojourn in the mean streets of the South Side, to marry into the haute-intellectual culture of Hyde Park--play out against the crude glamour of mid-century Chicago.

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Raised from the Ground

Raised from the Ground

Jose Saramago, Margaret Jull Costa

A multi-generational family saga that paints a sweeping portrait of modern Portuguese political history

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Mohsin Hamid

Mohsin Hamid's best-selling novel is now a major motion picture directed by Mira Nair ( Monsoon Wedding, The Namesake ) and starring Riz Ahmed, Kate Hudson, Kiefer Sutherland, and Liev Schreiber

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At Last

At Last

Edward St Aubyn

A powerful reflection on pain, acceptance, and the treacheries of family, At Last is the stunning culmination of the Melrose books, a work of glittering dark comedy and profound emotional truth.

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No Time Like the Present

No Time Like the Present

Nadine Gordimer

A majestic novel about post-Independence South Africa by the Nobel laureate and Booker Prize winner

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