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 Special priceFelton Illuminated Manuscripts

Felton Illuminated Manuscripts

Margaret M. Manion

A colour-illustrated volume that brings the author's scholarship to the study of four major manuscripts purchased between 1922 and 1960 for the National Gallery of Victoria under the terms of the Felton Bequest.

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 Special priceParis Between the Wars 1919-1939: Art, Life & Culture

Paris Between the Wars 1919-1939: Art, Life & Culture

Vincent Bouvet, Gerard Durozoi

First published in French in 2009 as Paris, 1919-1939 --T.p. verso.

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 Special priceHugh's Three Good Things

Hugh’s Three Good Things

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Recipes that put three good things together on a plate - to tie in with the prime-time Channel 4 TV series

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 Special pricePunk Press: Rebel Rock in the Underground Press, 1968-1980

Punk Press: Rebel Rock in the Underground Press, 1968-1980

Vincent Berniere, Mariel Primois, Vincent Berniaere

A spectacular visual tour through the history of Punk, as seen in the work of the media that helped to propel it.

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 Special priceThe Strangers Who Came Home: The First Australian Cricket Tour of England

The Strangers Who Came Home: The First Australian Cricket Tour of England

John Lazenby

A compelling and beautifully-drawn social history of the first Australian cricket tour of England.

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 Special priceSyrian Notebooks: Inside the Homs Uprising

Syrian Notebooks: Inside the Homs Uprising

Jonathan Littell

A blistering firsthand account of the conflict in Homs by the internationally acclaimed author of The Kindly Ones

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 Special priceA God in Ruins

A God in Ruins

Kate Atkinson

Explores the possibility of infinite chances, as Ursula Todd lived through the turbulent events of the last century again and again. In this book, the author turns her focus on Ursula's beloved younger brother Teddy - would-be...

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 Special priceDanubia: A Personal History of Habsburg

Danubia: A Personal History of Habsburg

Simon Winder

For centuries much of Europe was in the hands of the very peculiar Habsburg family. An unstable mixture of wizards, obsessives, melancholics, bores, musicians and warriors, they saw off - through luck, guile and sheer mulishness -...

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 Special priceOne Thousand and One Nights: A Retelling

One Thousand and One Nights: A Retelling

Hanan Al-Shaykh, Mary Gaitskill

From one of the world's most acclaimed contemporary Arab writers: a sparkling, sexy re-imagining of 19 mesmerizing tales from the masterpiece. The original tales were framed as stories told by the young queen Shahrazad to her...

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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 priceNotes from the Larder: A Kitchen Diary with Recipes

Notes from the Larder: A Kitchen Diary with Recipes

Nigel Slater, Jonathan Lovekin

Following on the success of Tender and Ripe, this companion to the bestselling Kitchen Diaries is a beautiful, inspiring chronicle of a year in food from beloved food writer Nigel Slater. ...

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 Special priceAlexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen

Claire Wilcox

This definitive publication on Alexander McQueen (1969 - 2010) invites you into the creative mind and world of one of Britain's most brilliant, daring and provocative designers, and the many themes and references that shaped his...

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The Good Book: A Humanist Bible

The Good Book: A Humanist Bible

A C Grayling

Published on the four hundredth anniversary of the King James Bible, The Good Book is a work of extraordinary audacity from a remarkable thinker---a secular humanist Bible drawn from the wisdom and inspiration in the world's great...

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When I Am Playing with My Cat, How Do I Know She Is Not Playing with Me?: Montaigne and Being in Touch with Life

When I Am Playing with My Cat, How Do I Know She Is Not Playing with Me?: Montaigne and Being in Touch with Life

Saul Frampton

This delightful introduction to the life and works of Michel Montaigne explains the enduring relevance of this 16th-century genius.

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A History of Food in 100 Recipes

A History of Food in 100 Recipes

William Sitwell

A riveting narrative history of food as seen through 100 recipes, from ancient Egyptian bread to modernist cuisine. Culinary expert and BBC television personality Sitwell explores the fascinating history of cuisine and is a...

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Paris Reborn: Napoleon III, Baron Haussmann, and the Quest to Build a Modern City

Paris Reborn: Napoleon III, Baron Haussmann, and the Quest to Build a Modern City

Stephane Kirkland

An engrossing account of Napoleon III, Baron Haussmann, and one of the greatest transformations of a major city in modern history. Paris was transformed in an extraordinary period from 1848 to 1870. A must-read for anyone who ever...

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 Special priceOn Architecture: Collected Reflections on a Century of Change

On Architecture: Collected Reflections on a Century of Change

Ada Louise Huxtable

For more than half a century, Ada Louise Huxtable's keen eye and vivid writing have reinforced to readers how important architecture is and why it continues to be both controversial and fascinating making her one of the best-known...

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Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

Jeanette Winterson

Presents the story of an adopted child, and the thwarted giantess Mrs Winterson.

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 Special priceThe Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair

The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair

Joel Dicker, Sam Taylor

A crime story. A love story. A worldwide phenomenon. More than 2 million copies sold

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 Special priceThe Snack Thief

The Snack Thief

Andrea Camilleri

The third novel in Camilleri's savagely witty, brilliantly evocative Sicilian mystery series featuring Inspector Montalbano

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 Special priceThe Voice of the Violin

The Voice of the Violin

Andrea Camilleri

The fourth novel in Andrea Camilleri's savagely funny, brilliantly compelling Sicilian crime series featuring Inspector Montalbano

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 Special priceThe Little Sister

The Little Sister

Raymond Chandler, Val McDermid

Her name is Orfamay Quest and she's come all the way from Manhattan, Kansas, to find her missing brother Orrin. Or leastways that's what she tells PI Philip Marlowe, offering him a measly twenty bucks for the privilege. But...

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The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep

Raymond Chandler, Ian Rankin

PI Philip Marlowe is working for the Sternwood family. Old man Sternwood, crippled and wheelchair-bound, is being given the squeeze by a blackmailer and he wants Marlowe to make the problem go away.

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The High Window: Classic Hard-Boiled Detective Fiction

The High Window: Classic Hard-Boiled Detective Fiction

Raymond Chandler, Mark Billingham

Philip Marlowe's on a case: his client, a dried-up husk of a woman, wants him to recover a rare gold coin called a Brasher Doubloon, missing from her late husband's collection. That's the simple part. It becomes more complicated...

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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, Professor Euan Cameron

A remarkable combination of memoir, history and travel.

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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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 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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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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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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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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A Little Fart

A Little Fart

Pascal Lemaitre, Maelle Lemaitre

Here, in amusing words and pictures, is gentle encouragement to toddlers who are going through their toilet-training stage. Kids open a double gatefold spread at the end and a sound button on the illustration gives off an...

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Missing Mommy: A Book about Bereavement

Missing Mommy: A Book about Bereavement

Rebecca Cobb

Originally published under the title Missing mummy: U.K.: Macmillan Children' Books, 2011.

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 Special priceHow to See Faeries

How to See Faeries

John Matthews, Brian Froud

From the bestselling artist of the Faeries books and the bestselling author of the Pirates Interactive Book comes an exciting new project about how you can discover faeries in your home, backyard, and just about anywhere.

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Diary of a Pirate Voyage: An Interactive Adventure Tale

Diary of a Pirate Voyage: An Interactive Adventure Tale

Nicholas Harris, Peter Dennis

The big, sturdy, good-looking books in Barronas brand-new Diaries Series combine illustrated adventure tales for young readers with a selection of features that add both drama and a sense of reader participation to each story....

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Who Am I?

Who Am I?

Gervae Phinn, Tony Ross

One hot day in the middle of a jungle, a strange little creature hatches out of an egg. Who am I? he asks himself. Off he plods through the tall grass to find out. He meets many animals but all of them are different. Will he...

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Too Young for Yiddish

Too Young for Yiddish

Richard Michelson, Neil Waldman

Across years and lifestyles, young Aaron reaches out to his grandfather, Zayde, and learns his language, his past and his heart in an extraordinary story. Includes pronunciation guide, glossary, and author's notes. Illustrations.

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 Special priceTo Kill a Mockingbird

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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 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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Pride and Prejudice: Penguin Drop Caps

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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 Special priceOn Canaan's Side

On Canaan’s Side

Sebastian Barry

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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 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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 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 priceThe Memory Palace: A Book of Lost Interiors

The Memory Palace: A Book of Lost Interiors

Edward Hollis

A brilliant, ambitious follow-up to The Secret Lives of Buildings, in which Hollis turns his focus from the great architectural constructions of the past and present to the now-vanished chambers they once contained

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 Special priceGranta 130: India: New Stories, Mainly True

Granta 130: India: New Stories, Mainly True

Ian Jack

The world's most complicated nation is learning ways to describe itself. The novel and the outsider's eye no longer rule.

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 Special priceHow to Speak Money

How to Speak Money

John Lanchester

The biggest problem for outsiders in the world of economics is that most of the time, we don't know what the hell the insiders are talking about. To know that, you have to understand the words they're using. This book explains...

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Out of Character: Surprising Truths about the Liar, Cheat, Sinner (and Saint) Lurking in All of Us

Out of Character: Surprising Truths about the Liar, Cheat, Sinner (and Saint) Lurking in All of Us

David DeSteno, Piercarlo Valdesolo (Claremont McKenna University, USA)

Two rising stars in the field of psychology present surprising truths about the liar, cheat, sinner (and saint) lurking in all of us, and reveal groundbreaking revelations about how subconscious forces dictate the kind of person...

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