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Louvre

The Louvre in Paris, France, is one of the best known museums in the world and is unrivalled terms of visitor numbers. Today, its collection includes some of the most famous art works in the world

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 Special priceWhat Bird is That?: A Completely Revised and Updated Edition of the Classic Australian Ornithological Work

What Bird is That?: A Completely Revised and Updated Edition of the Classic Australian Ornithological Work

Neville W. Cayley, Terence Lindsey

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 Special priceA Brief History of the Crusades: Islam and Christianity in the Struggle for World Supremacy

A Brief History of the Crusades: Islam and Christianity in the Struggle for World Supremacy

Geoffrey Hindley

Why did the medieval Church bless William of Normandy's invasion of Christian England in 1066 and authorize cultural genocide in Provence? How could a Christian army sack Christian Constantinople in 1204? This title unravels the...

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 Special priceThe Lives of Things

The Lives of Things

Jose Saramago, Giovanni Pontiero

A surreal short story collection from the master of what-ifs.

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 Special priceParisians: An Adventure History of Paris

Parisians: An Adventure History of Paris

Graham Robb

No-one knows a city like the people who live there - so who better to relate the history of Paris than its inhabitants through the ages? Taking us from 1750 to the new millennium, Graham Robb's Parisians is at once a book to read...

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Just Kids

Patti Smith

Winner of the 2010 Non-Fiction National Book Award Patti Smith's evocative, honest and moving coming-of-age story of her extraordinary relationship with the artist Robert Mapplethorpe

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 Special priceSeeing Voices: A Journey into the World of the Deaf

Seeing Voices: A Journey into the World of the Deaf

Oliver Sacks

The bestselling author of Awakenings, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Musicophilia.

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The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

Oliver Sacks

In his most extraordinary book, "one of the great clinical writers of the 20th century" (The New York Times) recounts the case histories of patients lost in the bizarre, apparently inescapable world of neurological...

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War Correspondents

Claudio Razeto

A book illustrated with over 600 images tells the history of war reporting from it's origins to the bombing of Libya in 2011. Unique images of American reporters in WWI and WWII, the German soldier photographers from Pk, the...

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 Special priceWanderlust: A History of Walking

Wanderlust: A History of Walking

Rebecca Solnit

Arguing that walking as history means walking for pleasure, for political, aesthetic, and social meaning, this book homes in on the walkers whose everyday acts have shaped our culture, from the peripatetic philosophers of ancient...

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The Mammoth Book of Women's Erotic Fantasies

The Mammoth Book of Women’s Erotic Fantasies

Sonia Florens

What do women really want? What are their most intimate erotic desires? This title gathers together the confessions that come from 50 perfectly ordinary women from all parts of the United Kingdom, elsewhere in Europe, North...

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 Special priceOdysseys and Photographs: Four National Geographic Field Men

Odysseys and Photographs: Four National Geographic Field Men

Leah Bendavid-Val, Gilbert M. Grosvenor, Mark Collins Jenkins, Viola Kiesinger Wentzel

To understand the legendary and glamorous story of National Geographic photography, one need look at the four lensmen - Maynard Owen Williams, Volkmar K Wentzel, Luis Marden, and Thomas J Abercrombie, whose lives and work are...

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The Night Guest

The Night Guest

Fiona McFarlane

The hypnotic tale of a psychological battle on unequal terms and a superbly drawn portrait of two very particular women - a beautifully written, unnerving and acutely moving debut.

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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 priceKrapp's Last Tape

Krapp’s Last Tape

Samuel Beckett

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

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 Special priceB is for Bauhaus: An A-Z of the Modern World

B is for Bauhaus: An A-Z of the Modern World

Deyan Sudjic

Tells you what you need know about everything from Authenticity to Zips. This book is about what makes a Warhol a genuine fake; the creation of national identities; the mania to collect.

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 Special priceThe Apartment Book

The Apartment Book

Editors

The aim of this series is to be a reference for everyone who wants to furnish or decorate a new house or give a different impulse to the home. With different approaches to the same theme, the interior design, the reader will find...

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Minimalism

Minimalism

Konemann

Beautiful books combining a multitude of exquisite images of important minimalist design around the world. This series shows different ways of interpreting and expressing minimalism in interior design and architecture.

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Architecture And Materials

Architecture And Materials

Konemann

A beautiful design book

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 Special priceWood Houses

Wood Houses

Wood has been a traditional construction material for centuries all over the world, as it still is in many places today. Now there is a growing interest in using wood in modern residential architecture. Architects today are drawn...

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 Special priceLiving With Wood

Living With Wood

Editors

Architects and designers use wood for construction because of its infinite applications for interior and exterior design. At present, new planning criteria for housing means that distinctive and ethical buildings can be...

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 Special priceNew York Art Museums

New York Art Museums

Includes The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, The Frick Collection, The Morgan Library & Museum, Neue Galerie, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design...

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 Special priceContemporary Museums: Architecture - History - Collections

Contemporary Museums: Architecture - History - Collections

Chris van Uffelen

Presents the most varied forms of exhibition buildings of the last decade and reveals their varied spatial and architectural concepts: from the white cube idea that exists chiefly to display the exhibit itself, to a flamboyant...

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Wooden Homes

Wooden Homes

Wood has been a traditional construction material for centuries all over the world, as it still is in many places today. Now there is a growing interest in using wood in modern residential architecture. Architects today are drawn...

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 Special pricePrefab Architecture

Prefab Architecture

Editors

In Prefab Architecture, the fresh approaches toward creating buildings that accurately convey mature and expanded green building methodologies make this book an important voice for adopting change in a construction industry...

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Modern Country Homes

Editors

In decor, the concept of rural style varies according to the geography. Therefore, the delicate rural interiors of the French Provence and Italy?s Tuscany region are very different from the rustic style found in stately North...

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Mini Homes

Mini Homes

This book showcases the expertise of architects in tackling a project despite the determining factors that may limit them. Small urban homes, holiday chalets, studio apartments, lofts, duplexes, prefab houses and even tree houses...

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 Special priceExplorations

Explorations

A wonderful selection of the best photographs from the Royal Geographical Society, with more than 400 pictures taken by explorers/photographers in remote parts of the world from the 1860s to the 1930s with details of expeditions...

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 Special priceThe Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory

The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory

Brian Greene

String theory proclaims that all of the wondrous happenings in the universe are reflections of one grand physical principle and manifestations of one single entity: microscopically tiny vibrating loops of energy. This text relates...

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 Special priceECO House Book

ECO House Book

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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 Special priceEdward Steichen: Lives in Photography

Edward Steichen: Lives in Photography

William A. Ewing, Todd Brandow

Edward Steichen is unquestionably one of the most prolific, versatile, influential and controversial names in the history of photography. This is the most complete and wide-ranging volume on Steichen ever published.

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 Special priceEdward Steichen: In High Fashion: The Conde Nast Years 1923-1937

Edward Steichen: In High Fashion: The Conde Nast Years 1923-1937

Todd Brandow, William A. Ewing

The most extensive collection of Steichen's legendary Vogue and Vanity Fair work ever brought to the public.

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 Special priceLa Perla: Lingerie and Seduction

La Perla: Lingerie and Seduction

Isabella Cardinali

This volume presents sumptuous photographs of the elegant and delicate lingerie produced by La Perla since its founding in 1954. It also highlights La Perla's rich history of Italian artisanship.

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 Special priceFrank Lloyd Wright Architecture and Life: Guggenheim Exhibition Catalog

Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture and Life: Guggenheim Exhibition Catalog

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward features a lifetime of achievement by this titan of American architecture through newly commissioned contemporary photography, archival photography, and wonderfully detailed drawings of more...

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 Special priceSunday's Garden: Growing Heide

Sunday’s Garden: Growing Heide

Lesley Harding, Kendrah Morgan

Sunday's Garden explores the growing of Heide, now site of Heide Museum and Art Gallery, and in doing so fully restores the Heide garden into the literature surrounding this inspiring site, its creators John and Sunday Reed, and...

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 Special priceCountry Gardens, Country Hospitality: A Visit to Australia's Best

Country Gardens, Country Hospitality: A Visit to Australia’s Best

Holly Kerr Forsyth

Much loved gardening writer and photographer Holly Kerr Forsyth travelled the country, revealing the landscapes that she loves - the soaring mountains, the stunning coastline, the wide plains - and visiting gardens of note: in...

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 Special priceMadeleine Vionnet

Madeleine Vionnet

Betty Kirke, Issey Miyake

This breathtaking collection of Madeleine Vionnet s life and work has been the definitive volume on the legendary couturier for more than a decade. Now back in print with a fresh new cover, this reissue comes on the occasion of...

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 Special priceDavid and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants

Malcolm Gladwell

Why do underdogs succeed so much more than we expect? How do the weak outsmart the strong? In this book, the author takes us on a surprising journey through the hidden dynamics that shape the balance of power between the small and...

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 Special priceSnow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Art and Creation of Walt Disney's Classic Animated Film

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Art and Creation of Walt Disney’s Classic Animated Film

J.B. Kaufman

In 2012 Disney celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Snow White movie, a beloved classic and an important milestone in film history. This book, created with the Walt Disney Family Foundation, run by Walt's daughter, is a catalog...

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 Special priceAfterliff

Afterliff

John Lloyd, Jon Canter

A liff is a familiar object or experience that English has no word for. This book corrects this disgraceful oversight by recycling the names found on signposts. It features over 900 essential new definitions.

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 Special priceHoly Fool: The Pictures of Michael Leunig

Holy Fool: The Pictures of Michael Leunig

Michael Leunig

Filled with his trademark, lunacy, poignancy and arrow to the heart wisdom here are the collected works - from paintings, to sculpture, from prints to drawings - of Australia's most admired cartoonist together in one book for the...

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 Special priceIncy Wincy Spider

Incy Wincy Spider

Susan Hall

This new addition to the National Library's popular preschool titles is an interactive book about Incy Wincy spider. A favourite with this age group, readers can 'pull the tab' and 'lift the flap' to make Incy climb the spout, a...

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 Special priceFrank Hurley's Antarctica

Frank Hurley’s Antarctica

Helen Ennis

Frank Hurley is best known for his stunning Antarctic photographs. Here, Helen Ennis discusses some of his most famous images and the conditions in which they were taken. Uniquely, Hurley's own words are sprinkled throughout as...

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 Special priceAustralian Poetry Since 1788

Australian Poetry Since 1788

Geoffrey Lehmann, Robert Gray

A good poem is one that the world cant forget or is delighted to rediscover. This landmark anthology of Australian poetry, edited by two of Australias foremost poets, Geoffrey Lehmann and Robert Gray, contains such poems. It is...

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 Special price Read reviewThe Dinner

The Dinner

Herman Koch, Sam Garrett

Paul Lohman and his wife Claire are going out to dinner with Paul's brother Serge, a charismatic and ambitious politician, and his wife Babette. Paul knows the evening will not be fun.

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 Special price Read reviewThe Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ

The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ

Philip Pullman

Part novel, part history, part fairytale, this title offers a radical take on the myths and the mysteries of the Gospels, and the genesis of church that has so shaped the course of the last two millennia.

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 Special priceEureka: The Unfinished Revolution

Eureka: The Unfinished Revolution

Peter FitzSimons

In 1854, Victorian miners fought a deadly battle under the flag of the Southern Cross at the Eureka Stockade. Though brief and doomed to fail, the battle is legend in both our history and in the Australian mind. Henry Lawson wrote...

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 Special priceSandakan

Sandakan

Paul Ham

After the fall of Singapore in 1942, the conquering Japanese Army transferred some 2500 British and Australian prisoners to a jungle camp at Sandakan, on the east coast of North Borneo. This title is both their story and the story...

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 Special priceUnder the Microscope

Under the Microscope

Earl Owen

Earl Owen was the first surgeon to be able to reverse vasectomies and complete fallopian tube ligatures (using his microsurgical prowess). And he designed the chairs in the Sydney Opera House! He has done more in his eighty years...

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 Special priceThe French Dog

The French Dog

Rachael McKenna

A host of unforgettable dogs are captured in a variety of stunning locations, from stately chateaux to chic Paris addresses to quiet cobblestoned streets. Artwork and quotes from famous French dog lovers and literary greats make...

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 Special priceThe Art Book

The Art Book

Phaidon Editors

An introduction to art from medieval to modern times.

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 Special priceThe Lebanese Kitchen

The Lebanese Kitchen

Salma Hage, Toby Glanville

The Lebanese Kitchen brings together more than 500 recipes, ranging from light, tempting mezes to rich and hearty main courses.On the shores of the eastern Mediterranean and a gateway to the Middle East, the food of...

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 Special priceDogs in Australian Art

Dogs in Australian Art

Steven Miller

This book looks at Australian art through the lens of dog painting, showcasing over 150 works that illustrate the deep bond between Australians and their best friends. Miller's whimsical text argues that all the major shifts which...

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 Special priceThe Ancient Paths: Discovering the Lost Map of Celtic Europe

The Ancient Paths: Discovering the Lost Map of Celtic Europe

Graham Robb

When the author made plans to cycle the legendary Via Heraklea, he had no idea that the line he plotted - stretching from the south-western tip of the Iberian Peninsula, across the Pyrenees and the Alps - would change the way he...

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 Special priceNotes from My Kitchen Table

Notes from My Kitchen Table

Gwyneth Paltrow

Delicious family-friendly recipes from the kitchen of avid foodie, Gwyneth Paltrow.

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 Special priceProvence and the Cote d'Azur

Provence and the Cote d'Azur

Janelle McCulloch

A trip through the enchanting landscapes and villages of the south of France would have to be high on most people's travel wish list. The history, romance and beauty of the region make it perennially popular.

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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 price Read reviewThe Best 100 Poems of Dorothy Porter

The Best 100 Poems of Dorothy Porter

Dorothy Porter

The Best 100 Poems of Dorothy Porter draws from her life's work to present the many facets of Porter the poet, from stretching the fabric of ancient mythology to delving into the beauty of the natural world, or inking an intimate...

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New Paris Style

New Paris Style

Danielle Miller, Richard Powers

Aimed at an urban audience who dream of revamping their city crash pads, or who want to inject glamour into their personal spaces, New Paris Style is packed with creative and inspiring ideas, for wherever you live.

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 Special priceMateship with Birds

Mateship with Birds

A. H. Chisholm, Sean Dooley

It's a sweltering summer's day, and Anja Aropalo is on her way home with two errands in mind: first, to water the roses, and then to commit suicide. She is slowly losing her husband to Alzheimer's disease, and she has made him a...

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 Special priceDirt Files: A Decade of Best Australian Political Cartoons

Dirt Files: A Decade of Best Australian Political Cartoons

Russ Radcliffe

Dirt Files: a decade of Best Australian Political Cartoons will feature the best political cartoons of from 2003 to 2012, thematically reviewing the politics of Australia's 'Longest Decade.

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Victor Hugo: Les Misérables – From Page to Stage

Victor Hugo: Les Misérables – From Page to Stage

Tim Fisher, Anaïs Lellouche

Exhibition catalogue for Victor Hugo: Les Misérables - From Page to Stage, on show at the State Library of Victoria from 18 July to 9 November 2014. This illuminating book is a lasting souvenir of an unforgettable...

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 Special priceAll That is Solid: The Great Housing Disaster

All That is Solid: The Great Housing Disaster

Danny Dorling

Housing was at the heart of the financial collapse, and our economy is now precariously reliant on the housing market. This book argues that housing is the defining issue of our times.

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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 priceDecoded: A Novel

Decoded: A Novel

Mai Jia

A semi-autistic mathematical genius, Rong Jinzhen is recruited to the cryptography department of China's secret services, Unit 701, where he is assigned the task of breaking the elusive 'Code Purple'. Jinzhen rises through the...

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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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 Special priceThe Universe within: A Scientific Adventure

The Universe within: A Scientific Adventure

Neil Shubin

During the past 13.7 billion years (or so) since the Big Bang, our universe has evolved, stars have formed and died and our planet congealed from the matter in space. In this title, the author reveals to us the extraordinary...

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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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 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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 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 priceBest - Kept Secrets of Italy

Best - Kept Secrets of Italy

Gordon Kerr

This gorgeous new book in the successful Secrets series is divided into regions: Northern, Central, Southern, Rome, The Islands. It's a perfect read for the armchair traveller and everyone interested in the history and the...

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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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The Lion Sleeps Tonight

The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Rian Malan

A chronicle of South Africa's halting, sometimes violent, steps and missteps, taken as blacks and whites try to build a new country.

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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 priceSaul Steinberg

Saul Steinberg

Deirdre Bair

Explores the life and career of graphic artist and The New Yorker magazine mainstay Saul Steinberg.

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Open City

Open City

Teju Cole

A haunting novel about national identity, race, liberty, loss, dislocation, and surrender, Cole's Open City seethes with intelligence. Written in a clear, rhythmic voice that lingers, this is a mature, profound work by an...

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 Special priceWhat it Means to be Human: Reflections from 1791 to the Present

What it Means to be Human: Reflections from 1791 to the Present

Joanna Bourke

* Always intelligent, always provocative, Joanna Bourke turns to the subject of the human animal

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 Special priceVolcano

Volcano

Endo Shusaku, Richard A. Schuchert

From the author of Silence, this powerful novel of ideas is also a sensitive and moving depiction of the trials of old age, set in the central region of Japan With two masterly portraits of two men who have lived their...

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 Special priceI am Lazarus

I am Lazarus

Anna Kavan

This title collects 14 stories by Anna Kavan including 'The Blackout', 'A Certain Experience' and 'Now I Know Where My Place Is'.

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 Special priceWhen I Whistle

When I Whistle

Endo Shusaku

Builds up pressure and suspense on the strength of its subject, and at one level it can indeed be read as a thriller . Anthony Thwaite, -- The New York Times Book Review

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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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 Read reviewFreedom

Freedom

Jonathan Franzen

The new novel from the author of The Corrections.

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 Read reviewWoes of the True Policeman

Woes of the True Policeman

Roberto Bolano, Natasha Wimmer

Originally published in 2011 by Editorial Anagrama, Spain, as Los sinsabores del verdadero policaia --T.p. verso.

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 Special price Read reviewHotel Iris

Hotel Iris

Yoko Ogawa, Stephen Snyder

In a crumbling, seaside hotel on the coast of Japan, quiet, 17-year-old Mari works the front desk as her mother fusses over the off-season customers. When, one night, they are forced to eject a prostitute and a middle-aged man...

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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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The Best of Frank O'Connor

The Best of Frank O'Connor

Frank O'Connor, Julian Barnes

The most generous one-volume collection ever published of short stories, autobiographical writings, poetry, and essays by the writer W.B. Yeats called Ireland's Chekhov.

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Both Flesh and Not

Both Flesh and Not

David Foster Wallace

An examination of television's effect on a new generation of writers, this title includes writing that collects swoops from erudite literary discussion to open-hearted engagement with the most familiar of our twentieth-century...

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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 priceThe Circle

The Circle

Dave Eggers

When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful internet company, she feels she's been given the opportunity of a lifetime. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining...

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The Best Australian Stories 2013

The Best Australian Stories 2013

Kim Scott

The Best Australian Stories , Kim Scott selects the year's most outstanding short fiction. Featuring established favourites alongside exciting new voices, this diverse collection is a perfect companion for summer and an ideal...

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 Special priceBonkers: My Life in Laughs

Bonkers: My Life in Laughs

Jennifer Saunders

Tells the story of the iconic comedian and national treasure author's comic creations that have brought joy to millions.

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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 priceTiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Someone Who's Been There

Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Someone Who’s Been There

Cheryl Strayed

Rich with humor, insight, compassion - and absolute honesty - Tiny Beautful Things is a balm for everything life throws our way, administered by the author of the New York Times-bestelling memoir, Wild.

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 Special priceTop Walks in New South Wales

Top Walks in New South Wales

Ken Eastwood, Explore Australia

A travel guide for walks around New South Wales.

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 Special pricePinocchio

Pinocchio

Michael Morpurgo, M.B.E., Emma Chichester Clark

The perfect gift for all ages, Pinocchio as you've never seen him before: telling his own story through the master storyteller and award-winning author of WAR HORSE.

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 Special priceCharles Rennie Mackintosh Masterpieces of Art

Charles Rennie Mackintosh Masterpieces of Art

Gordon Kerr, Tamsin Pickeral

Charles Rennie Mackintosh was one of the most intriguing and influential artists of his time. Charles Rennie Mackintosh Masterpieces of Art reveals a selection of some of his most important and popular works, from stained glass...

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Gustav Klimt Masterpieces of Art

Susie Hodge, James Peacock

Klimt's extravagant work was an obsessive manifestation of the dazzling intellectual society of his time and he painted very large canvases combining oils with gold foil. This beautiful new book brings together a wide selection of...

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 Special priceSilence: A Christian History

Silence: A Christian History

Diarmaid MacCulloch

Unravels polyphony of silences from the history of Christianity and beyond. The author considers the mixed attitudes of Judaism to silence, Jewish and Christian borrowings from Greek explorations of the divine, and the silences...

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 Special pricePaul Klee Masterpieces of Art

Paul Klee Masterpieces of Art

Susie Hodge, James Peacock

A natural draughtsman, master of colour and hugely influential artist, Klee's art appeals to our primary instincts and makes us look beyond the ordinary. This beautiful new book brings together a wide selection of Klee's...

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Sisterland

Curtis Sittenfeld

For identical twins, Kate and Violet are about as unlike as two peas from the same pod can be. Except in one respect - they share a hidden gift they call 'the Senses', a special kind of intuition that can allow them to see things...

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 Special priceAngelina's Cinderella

Angelina’s Cinderella

Katharine Holabird, Helen Craig

Angelina is so excited. She's the lead in the Cinderella Dance Tour! Angelina and the company travel all over Mouseland, but as the final performance approaches, all the scenery is accidentally ruined! Will Angelina and her...

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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 priceMy Barcelona Kitchen

My Barcelona Kitchen

Sophie Ruggles

Features over 140 approachable Spanish-inspired recipes. This title also features location photography of Barcelonan life; and, recipes accompanied by helpful tips regarding traditional Spanish ingredients.

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Paper: An Elegy

Paper: An Elegy

Ian Sansom

In his brilliantly original voice, Sansom curates a history of paper, in all its forms and functions. Both an international cultural study and a series of personal reflections on the meaning of this essential product, Paper ...

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The New Granta Book of Travel

Liz Jobey

Take a journey in the company of some of the world's finest authors in The New Granta Book of Travel, introduced by Jonathan Raban.

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I'm Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen

I’m Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen

Sylvie Simmons

A biography that contains exclusive material and interviews on Leonard Cohen - singer-songwriter, musician, poet, and novelist. It explores various facets of Cohen's life.

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 Special priceThe Great Divide: History and Human Nature in the Old World and the New

The Great Divide: History and Human Nature in the Old World and the New

Peter Watson

The rise and fall of the great civilisations and what this meant for mankind.

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 Special priceGillespie and I

Gillespie and I

Jane Harris

Back in 1888, the young, art-loving Harriet arrives in Glasgow at the time of the International Exhibition. After a chance encounter she befriends the Gillespie family and soon becomes a fixture in all of their lives. But when...

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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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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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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 priceDearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child

Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child

Bob Spitz

The stunning story of how Julia Child transformed herself into the cult figure who touched off a food revolution that has gripped the country for more than 50 years. Spanning Pasadena to Paris, acclaimed author Spitz reveals the...

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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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 Special priceAmerica: Painting a Nation

America: Painting a Nation

Angela Miller, Chris McAuliffe

Spectacular landscapes, epic stories and diverse peoples feature in this expansive historical survey of American painting. Published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name Art Gallery of New South Wales 8 Nov 2013 -- 9...

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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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 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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The Twelve

Justin Cronin

The epic story of THE PASSAGE continues

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Maps and Legends

Michael Chabon

The author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay pens a work of literary non-fiction--a series of linked essays in praise of reading and writing.

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 Special priceThe Third Reich

The Third Reich

Roberto Bolano

Unpublished during Bolano's lifetime, the complete typescript of this novel -- meticulously corrected by hand -- was discovered after his death in 2003. This is the first English language publication.

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 Special priceMadrid Tales

Madrid Tales

Helen Constantine, Margaret Jull Costa

The buzzing life of bars, warm evenings by the Manzanares river, the subterranean terrors of the Metro, student days in the sixties, the ruthless underworld of the city's mafia - this captivating anthology reflects the...

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Two Friends

Two Friends

Alberto Moravia, Simone Casini, Marina Harss, Thomas Erling Peterson

In this set of novellas, a few facts are constant. Sergio is a
young intellectual, poor and proud of his new membership in the
Communist Party. Maurizio is handsome, rich, successful with women,
and morally ambiguous. Sergio's...

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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 priceA Small Circus

A Small Circus

Hans Fallada

It is summer, 1929, and in a small German town a storm is brewing. The shabby reporter Tredup leads a precarious existence working for the Pomeranian Chronicle - until he takes some photographs that offer the chance to make a...

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 Special priceThe Sweeter Side of R. Crumb

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 Best American Nonrequired Reading

The Best American Nonrequired Reading

Dave Eggers, Guillermo del Toro

A selection of the best writing, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, and blogs, published during 2010. Edited by Dave Eggers.

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 Special priceBinky Brown Meets the Holy Virgin Mary

Binky Brown Meets the Holy Virgin Mary

Justin Green

An autobiographical portrayal of the author Justin Green's struggle with religion and his own neuroses.

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The Crossing

The Crossing

Cormac McCarthy

The second volume in a breakthrough trilogy that began with the National Book Award-winning All the Pretty Horses. Set approximately ten years after the first book, this is the story of a young boy obsessed with catching a lone...

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 Special priceThe Changeling

The Changeling

Kenzaburo Oe

The new work from Nobel prize-winner Kenzaburo Oe, The Changeling is an ambitious, sweeping novel about friendship and the distances we are prepared to travel to preserve it.

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The Magic Toyshop

The Magic Toyshop

Angela Carter, Carmen Callil

'Her writing is pyrotechnic - fuelled with ideas, packed with images and spangling the night with her starry language' Observer

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The Retrospective

The Retrospective

Abraham B Yehoshua

From the acclaimed author of A Woman in Jerusalem, a novel about a director, a screenwriter and an actress, old friends and colleagues who meet up for the first time in decades in Santiago de Compostela, and are forced to face...

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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 priceThe Cambridge Companion to Gunter Grass

The Cambridge Companion to Gunter Grass

Stuart Taberner

New essays for students of German's best-known living author and his works, including The Tin Drum.

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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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An American Dream

Norman Mailer

A key backlist title from the highly acclaimed author of The Naked and the Dead and The Fight.

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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 priceGranta 111: Going Back

Granta 111: Going Back

John Freeman

'An overwhelmingly powerful force in English writing' - Spectator

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Irish Literary Tradition

Irish Literary Tradition

J.E.Caerwyn Williams, Patrick K. Ford

Provides a history of literature in the Irish language from the fifth century to the twentieth. This book traces the development of manuscripts from the Latin records made by monastic scribes and the vernacular works of...

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 Special priceThe Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

Robert Tressell

Originally published in 1914, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists is a timeless story of socialism, political awakenings and class struggle, told with a volatile mix of heartfelt rage and sly humour.

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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 priceEchoes from the Dead

Echoes from the Dead

Johan Theorin

Can you ever come to terms with a missing child? Julia Davidsson has not. Her five-year-old son disappeared twenty years previously on the Swedish island of Oland. No trace of him has ever been found. Until his shoe arrives in the...

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 Special priceThe Great War

The Great War

Joe Sacco

Printed on fine accordion-fold paper and packaged in a deluxe hardcover slipcase with a 16-page accompanying booklet, The Great War is a landmark work in Sacco's illustrious career, and makes visceral one of the bloodiest days in...

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 Special price Read reviewThe Year of the Flood

The Year of the Flood

Margaret Atwood

The long-awaited new novel from Margaret Atwood. The Year of the Flood is a dystopic masterpiece and a testament to her visionary power.

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The Wolf: How One German Raider Terrorized the Allies in the Most Epic Voyage of WWI

The Wolf: How One German Raider Terrorized the Allies in the Most Epic Voyage of WWI

Richard Guilliatt, Peter Hohnen

The Wolf tells the long-forgotten drama of a World War I secret German warship that was also a floating international prison.

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 Special priceManipulating Masculinity: War and Gender in Modern British and American Literature

Manipulating Masculinity: War and Gender in Modern British and American Literature

Kathy J. Phillips

This text uses literature from World War I, World War II, the Vietnam War, and the Iraq wars to argue that when a society labels certain human traits 'feminine', that society can more easily manipulate men to war. It also looks at...

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 Special priceBad Ideas?: An Arresting History of Our Inventions

Bad Ideas?: An Arresting History of Our Inventions

Robert Winston

A fascinating history of our inventiveness - and whether it is a blessing or a curse

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 Special priceTimber Construction for Trade, Industry Administration: Basics and Projects

Timber Construction for Trade, Industry Administration: Basics and Projects

Wolfgang Ruske

This publication focuses on industrial construction in timber. It provides a comprehensive and systematic treatment of specific construction elements and topics such as fire protection and wood preservation.

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 Special pricePuffin Classics Deluxe Collection

Puffin Classics Deluxe Collection

Various

A collection of eight classic children's books packaged in a gorgeous slipcase.

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The Glass Rainbow

The Glass Rainbow

James Lee Burke

Detective Dave Robicheaux returns to New Iberia to solve a series of grisly murders, in this latest installment by a two-time Edgar Award-winning author and Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America.

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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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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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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 priceScience 1001: Absolutely Everything That Matters in Science

Science 1001: Absolutely Everything That Matters in Science

Paul Parsons

The ultimate reference guide to the worlds of science - from quantum theory and the origin of life, to genetic modification and space exploration.

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The Namesake

The Namesake

Jhumpa Lahiri

This quietly beautiful family portrait deftly expands on Lahiri's signature themes of love, solitude, and cultural disorientation ( Harper's Bazaar ), the very themes that made her collection of stories an international...

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 Special priceCrimea

Crimea

Trevor Royle

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

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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 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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 Special priceDon't Look Now

Don’t Look Now

Mark Sanderson

Don't Look Now, released in 1973, confirmed director Nicolas Roeg as one of the most stylish and innovative British directors of the postwar period. This new edition of Sanderson's study is published in the Film Classics 20th...

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 Special priceWeights and Measures

Weights and Measures

Joseph Roth

Weights and Measures was the third Roth novel to be translated into English and one of the the last he wrote, as he drank himself to death in unhappy exile in France. It is a fable about the disintegration of a good man. At the...

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J. D. Salinger: a Life

J. D. Salinger: a Life

Kenneth Slawenski

Author Kenneth Slawenski reveals the story of the life of J. D. Salinger, one of the most popular and mysterious figures in American literary history.

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 Special priceThe Last Days

The Last Days

Raymond Queneau, Barbara Wright, Vivian Kogan

The Last Days is Raymond Queneau's autobiographical novel of Parisian student life in the 1920s: Vincent Tuquedenne tries to reconcile his love for reading with the sterility of studying as he hopes to study his way out of the...

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 Special priceThe Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham

The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham

Selina Hastings

The definitive biography of one of the twentieth century's greatest writers

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 Special priceHumorists: From Hogarth to Noel Coward

Humorists: From Hogarth to Noel Coward

Paul Johnson

Includes a diverse cast of legendary humorists who got a grand kick out of life, including Benjamin Franklin and the Marx Brothers, Charles Dickens and Damon Runyon, W C Fields and Samuel Johnson, William Hogarth and James...

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 Special priceA Scarcity of Love

A Scarcity of Love

Anna Kavan

'A Scarcity of Love' tells the story of a young girl, rejected by her narcissistic and vengeful mother, whose life thereafter is a continuing series of betrayals that can lead only to the dead end of madness and death.

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The Fear: Robert Mugabe and the Martyrdom of Zimbabwe

The Fear: Robert Mugabe and the Martyrdom of Zimbabwe

Former Chief Regional HIV Project Peter Godwin (United Nations Development Program)

Journalist Godwin has covered wars. As a soldier, he's fought them. But nothing prepared him for the surreal mix of desperation and hope he encountered when he returned to Zimbabwe, his broken homeland.

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 Special priceRetreat from Love

Retreat from Love

Colette

A tale of sexual and emotional trysts between three aristocratic youths, this was the first book to be written under Colette's own name, and shows the work of a newly mature novelists who was now to be judged by the highest...

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Chasing the Sun: The Epic Story of the Star That Gives Us Life

Chasing the Sun: The Epic Story of the Star That Gives Us Life

Richard Cohen (University of California, San Diego, USA)

A dazzling tour d'horizon of mankind's enduring fascination with, and reliance upon, the extraordinary star at the centre of our solar system.

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 Special pricePerdita: The Life of Mary Robinson

Perdita: The Life of Mary Robinson

Paula Byrne

Sex, fame and scandal in the theatrical, literary and social circles of late 18th-century England.

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The Event and Its Terrors: Ireland, Famine, Modernity

The Event and Its Terrors: Ireland, Famine, Modernity

Stuart McLean

A critical reimagining of the Great Famine of the 1840s - and its subsequent legacies. The book considers the emergence of the Famine as an object of historical knowledge and controversy with reference both to the experience of...

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 Special priceField Grey: A Bernie Gunther Mystery

Field Grey: A Bernie Gunther Mystery

Philip Kerr

It's 1954 and Bernie has tired of his increasingly dangerous work spying on Meyer Lansky for Cuban Intelligence. He secretly buys a boat and sails to Florida, where he's arrested, sent back to Cuba and imprisoned in the Isle of...

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 Special priceMarc Chagall and His Times: A Documentary Narrative

Marc Chagall and His Times: A Documentary Narrative

Benjamin Harshav

This work presents a biography of the artist Marc Chagall in dialogue with events and ideologies of his time. It encompasses different aspects of his life (1889-1985) including his roots in folk culture, his personal relationships...

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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 pricePlain Tales from the Raj: Images of British India in the 20th Century

Plain Tales from the Raj: Images of British India in the 20th Century

Charles Allen

The memoirs of some 70 British men and women whose lives followed the course of Anglo-India through its last 50 years. Reissued as the imperial century closes, the insightful and bestselling collection of reminiscences illustrates...

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 Special priceThe Devil in the Hills

The Devil in the Hills

Cesare Pavese

Translated from the Italian, this novel's first British Commonwealth edition appeared in 1954. The author's other novels include The Comrade and The Moon and the Bonfires . He has also translated many writers such as Defoe,...

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 Special priceThe Race for Timbuktu: In Search of Africa's City of Gold

The Race for Timbuktu: In Search of Africa’s City of Gold

Frank T. Kryza

Provides a focus on Alexander Laing, the book's protagonist, and Hugh Clapperton, the man who would become his greatest rival. This book follows Laing and Clapperton on their journeys across the unforgiving Sahara, in constant...

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 Special priceChoke: Use the Secrets of Your Brain to Succeed When it Matters Most

Choke: Use the Secrets of Your Brain to Succeed When it Matters Most

Sian Beilock

Why do you mess up when it matters the most - and how can you perform your best instead? Sian Beilock reveals the new science of why we all too often blunder when the stakes are high. She explains the inescapable links between...

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 Special priceGuilty

Guilty

Anna Kavan

Tells the tale of Mark, who grows up in a familiar but not quite recognisable country. When his parents die, he is left in the hands of the unscrupulous Mr Spector, a shady government agent, who sees him through his schooling,...

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 Special priceLa Regle Du Jeu: The Rules of the Game

La Regle Du Jeu: The Rules of the Game

V. F. Perkins

Renoir's famous and controversial comedy of manners has a troubled history. Victor Perkins presents here a sensitive socio-historical study of Renoir's revised edition of the film, released 20 years after its premiere; shaped by...

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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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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 Record Players: DJ Revolutionaries

The Record Players: DJ Revolutionaries

Bill Brewster, Frank Broughton

Leading dance music writers Brewster and Broughton detail the visionary DJs who dramatically changed the course of music - from the very first nightclub DJs, to the founders of entire genres, including northern soul, hip hop,...

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Tibetan Book Of The Dead

Tibetan Book Of The Dead

Thurman Robert

This translation of "The Tibetan Book of the Dead" has captured
the true spirit and poetry of the original work. With a historical
and philosophical introduction, accessible commentary, notes and a
glossary of key terms it is...

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Best American Travel Writing 2011

Best American Travel Writing 2011

Sloane Crosley, Jason Wilson

A collection of the best travel writing pieces published in American periodicals during 2010.

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 Special priceSnow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Eric Smoodin

On release in the 1930s, Snow White became a milestone in animated film, Disney production and the US box office. Today its fans cross generations and continents, proving that this tale of the loveable, banished princess and her...

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 Special priceArmageddon: Two Men on an Anzac Trail

Armageddon: Two Men on an Anzac Trail

Paul Daley, Michael Bowers

Almost a century after the Australian Light Horse fought a series of epic and bloody battles against the Turkish Army across the deserts of the Middle East, Paul Daley and Mike Bowers retrace the steps of the men and boys who...

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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 priceResident Alien: Feminist Cultural Criticism

Resident Alien: Feminist Cultural Criticism

Janet Wolff

Examines the ways in which travel is used as a metaphor in cultural theory, and the use of dance as an image of liberation, in relation to women. With its linked themes of exile, memoir and movement, this book focus on: opera,...

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 Special priceCrome Yellow

Crome Yellow

Aldous Huxley

Denis Stone, a naive young poet, is invited to stay at Crome, a country house renowned for its gatherings of 'bright young things'. His hosts, Henry Wimbush and his exotic wife Priscilla, are joined by a party of colourful guests...

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 Special priceWent the Day Well?

Went the Day Well?

Penelope Houston

Went the Day Well? is one of the most unusual Ealing Studios pictures, a distinctly unsentimental war film made in the darkest days of WWII. Houston studies why the film avoids the cosy Ealing trademark. This Film Classics 20th...

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Houses Of Mckim Mead And White

Houses Of Mckim Mead And White

With nearly 1,000 commissions executed between 1879 and 1912,
McKim, Mead & White was the architectural firm of choice for
the most prestigious projects of the beaux-arts era. Among its
residential clients were many of the...

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Early Cultures Of Mainland Southeast Asia

Early Cultures Of Mainland Southeast Asia

Higham Charles

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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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The Best of All Possible Worlds: A Story of Philosophers, God, and Evil

The Best of All Possible Worlds: A Story of Philosophers, God, and Evil

Steven M. Nadler

In this lively and engaging book, Nadler brings to life a debate between three brilliant and resolute philosophers in 1672 Paris that had obsessed its participants, captivated European intellectuals, and continues to inform our...

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 Special priceLonelyhearts

Lonelyhearts

Marion Meade

Nathanael West - novelist, screenwriter, playwright - was one of the most gifted writers of his generation. Eileen Mckenney - accidental muse, literary heroine - was the inspiration for her sister Ruth's My Sister Eileen . This...

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 Special priceBeing Present: Growing Up in Hitler's Germany

Being Present: Growing Up in Hitler’s Germany

Willy Schumann

Schumann's intention in writing this memoir is to show young Americans how easy it can be to control and manipulate a whole nation - especially its young people. He analyzes his life in Nazi Germany, explaining why he became a...

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 Special priceLaw Handbook 2012: Your Practical Guide to the Law in Victoria

Law Handbook 2012: Your Practical Guide to the Law in Victoria

The extensively updated and revised edition of The Law Handbook 2012 features information on a wide range of topics including tenancy, consumer protection, bankruptcy, discrimination, education, family, internet, environmental and...

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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 priceFrance

France

Robert Louis Stevenson, James Fenimore Cooper, Edith Wharton, Diane Johnson

An elegant boxed set of travel classics about France, with an
introduction from the best-selling author ofLe Divorce. In this
inaugural edition of our Atlas Pocket Classics series, Diane
Johnson introduces three masterpieces of...

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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 priceVu: The Story of a Magazine That Made an Era

Vu: The Story of a Magazine That Made an Era

Michel Frizot, Cedric de Veigy

The illustrated weekly magazine VU ran over 600 issues between 21 March 1928 and 29 May 1940. This book offers VU the attention it deserves by reproducing a selection of front covers, pages and spreads from its short but...

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 Special priceThe Beecher Sisters

The Beecher Sisters

Barbara A. White

In this joint biography of the Beecher sisters, whose lives spanned the full course of the 19th century, the life of Isabella Beecher is examined in particular detail. It explores Isabella's political development and her...

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 Special priceThe Pure Joy of Monastery Cooking: Essential Meatless Recipes for the Home Cook

The Pure Joy of Monastery Cooking: Essential Meatless Recipes for the Home Cook

Victor-Antoine D'Avila-Latourr

A wonderful new collection of recipes from a revered cookbook author--every cook and kitchen will delight in these 200+ recipes.

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 Special priceVan Gogh, Gauguin, Cezanne and Beyond: Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musee d'Orsay

Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cezanne and Beyond: Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musee d'Orsay

Sylvie Patry

A catalogue of some of the most seminal works of Post-Impressionist art, to accompany the landmark travelling exhibition.

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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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 Special priceAustralian Environment: Landscape as Art and Inspiration

Australian Environment: Landscape as Art and Inspiration

Siegfried Manietta

The book covers 30 years of consistent landscape / environmental photography. My work attempts to transcend the standard collectible tourist photograph, looking instead at documenting underlying structures and qualities, choosing...

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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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 Special priceWhen Illness Strikes the Leader: The Dilemma of the Captive King

When Illness Strikes the Leader: The Dilemma of the Captive King

Jerrold M. Post, Robert S. Robins

The illness or disability of a world leader can change the course of history. This text reveals how the infirmities of leaders have affected their own societies and the broader course of world events. Woodrow Wilson, Adolph Hitler...

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 Special price1000 Languages: The Worldwide History of Living and Lost Tongues

1000 Languages: The Worldwide History of Living and Lost Tongues

Peter Austin

There are over 6,000 languages used around the world, and linguists estimate that by 2050 half of these will have become extinct. This book offers a linguistic guided world tour, looking in detail at the eleven global languages....

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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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 Special priceDismantling the Empire

Dismantling the Empire

Chalmers Johnson

Explores such subjects as the origins of blowback to Barack Obama's Afghanistan conundrum, including our inept spies, our bad behavior in other countries, our ill-fought wars, and our capitulation to a military that has taken ever...

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 Special price1493: How Europe's Discovery of the Americas Revolutionized Trade, Ecology and Life on Earth

1493: How Europe’s Discovery of the Americas Revolutionized Trade, Ecology and Life on Earth

Charles Mann

A sweeping, hugely readable account of history's biggest ecological invasion,when Europe and the Americas collided for the first time in millennia.

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The Prague Cemetery

The Prague Cemetery

Professor of Semiotics Umberto Eco (University of Bologna), Richard Dixon

The story of a secret agent who weaves plots, conspiracies, intrigues and attacks, and helps determine the historical and political fate of the Continent.

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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 priceDr Johnson's Doorknob: and Other Significant Parts of Great Men's Houses

Dr Johnson’s Doorknob: and Other Significant Parts of Great Men’s Houses

Liz Workman

Behind every great man are his objects and daily possessions,
defined as much by the minutiae of domesticity as by the great
works of the man himself. "Dr. Johnson's Doorknob," inspired by Liz
Workman's National Heritage...

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 Special priceThe Map and the Territory

The Map and the Territory

Michel Houellebecq

Having made his name with an exhibition of photographs of Michelin roadmaps - beautiful works that won praise from every corner of the art world - Jed Martin is now emerging from a ten-year hiatus. And he has had some good news.

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 Special priceThe Rivered Earth

The Rivered Earth

Vikram Seth

Contains four libretti that is to be set to music. This title includes: Songs in Time of War , Shared Ground , The Traveller and Seven Elements , that take us all over the world - from Chinese and Indian poetry to the beauty...

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The 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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Feast Day of Fools

Feast Day of Fools

James Lee Burke

Interviewing an alcoholic Native American who witnessed a murder along the Texas-Mexico border, Sheriff Hack Holland and his deputy, Sam Tibbs, recognize the work of serial killer Preacher Jack Collins in an investigation that is...

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Enlightenment

Enlightenment

Maureen Freely

The celebrated translator of Orhan Pamuk's Nobel Prize-winning Snow offers an arresting vision of contemporary Turkey, in a story of first love, betrayal, and one American girl trapped in the fray.

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A Day in the Life of a Smiling Woman: Complete Short Stories

A Day in the Life of a Smiling Woman: Complete Short Stories

Margaret Drabble, Jose Francisco Fernandez

Drabble's novels have illuminated the past 50 years, especially the changing lives of women, like no others. Yet her short fiction has its own unique brilliance. This collection is a wonderful recapitulation of a masterly career.

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The House of Wisdom: How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave Us the Renaissance

The House of Wisdom: How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave Us the Renaissance

Dr Jim Al-Khalili (University of Surrey, England, UK)

Al-Khalili presents a myth-shattering view of the medieval Islamic world's myriad scientific innovations, which preceded--and enabled--the European Renaissance.

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The New Geography of Jobs

The New Geography of Jobs

Enrico Moretti

An economist at Berkeley looks at the major shifts taking place in the U.S. economy and reveals the surprising winners and losers--specifically, which kinds of jobs will drive economic growth and where they'll be located--while...

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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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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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Emerald Germs Of Ireland

Emerald Germs Of Ireland

Mccabe Patrick

"...Mr. McCabe presents Pat's exploits not as a series of grim
outrages but as...merry escapism....But too much jest does a
disservice to the real darkness that haunts this material, and that
erupts only suddenly and bitterly...

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 Special priceA Reader on Reading

A Reader on Reading

Manguel, Alberto

Argues that the activity of reading, in its broadest sense, defines our species. This collection explores the crafts of reading and writing, the identity granted to us by literature, the far-reaching shadow of Jorge Luis Borges,...

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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 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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With Nails

With Nails

Grant Richard E

"I have often felt that movies operate along the lines of a medieval court, with despots, divas and duckbrains," observes actor Grant, offering up his diaries to prove his own adage. The star of the cult classic...

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 Special priceDiscovering God: The Origins of the Great Religions and the Evolution of Belief

Discovering God: The Origins of the Great Religions and the Evolution of Belief

Rodney Stark

A noted social historian answers the central historical question--did God create man, or did man create God? Stark argues that God was here all along, and that humankind discovered, rather than invented, God as man evolved...

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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 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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