Washington: A Life
From National Book Award-winner Chernow comes a landmark biography of George Washington--a richly nuanced portrait of the father of the nation featuring a breadth and depth unmatched by any other narrative.
A major new novel from the most important Vietnamese author writing today. She has won acclaim for her exceptional lyricism and psychological acumen, as well as for her unflinching portraits of modern Vietnam and its culture and...
The Orphan Master’s Son
An epic novel and a thrilling literary discovery, The Orphan Master's Son follows a young man's journey through the icy waters, dark tunnels, and eerie spy chambers of the world's most mysterious dictatorship, North Korea.
The Better Angels of Our Nature: The Decline of Violence in History and Its Causes
Reveals how, contrary to popular belief, humankind has become progressively less violent, over millenia and decades. This title argues that modernity and its cultural institutions are actually making us better people. It shows how...
At Elizabeth David’s Table: Classic Recipes and Timeless Kitchen Wisdom
A classic-in-the-making compendium of the best recipes of Elizabeth David, the pioneering chef who introduced American and British home cooks to Mediterranean food in the late 1940s.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Pop-up Book
On pop-up, pull-tab, lift-the-flap pages.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Game
Eric Carle's tale of The Very Hungry Caterpillar comes to life in this fantastic board game. Featuring bright illustrations, the game takes children on a journey of trasnformaiton as their caterpillar develops from egg to...
One Sun One Moon: Aboriginal Art in Australia
Featuring over 240 colour plates, this volume canvasses an extraordinary diverse range of Aboriginal art. The 27 essays by leading authorities and 13 interviews with key artists are accompanied by an extensive chronology.
The Glorious Vegetables of Italy
A collection of delicious recipes, including both classic and contemporary dishes.
The astonishing and epic novel that won the 2013 Man Booker Prize
Florence Broadhurst: Her Secret & Extraordinary Lives
In a volume as captivating as its subject, Florence Broadhurst paints an unforgettable portrait of a woman ahead of her time. To this day, mystery shrouds her myriad personae (starlet, couturier, painter) as well as her...
The Infinity of Lists
A lavishly illustrated celebration of lists in art and literature by one of Europe's most influential writers and thinkers.
Paris Out of Hand: A Wayward Guide
From the author of The Transitive Vampire comes an invitation to a strangely illuminated City of Light, Paris out of Hand. This seductively beautiful replica of a 19th-century travel book guides readers through the Paris that is,...
How Proust Can Change Your Life
'Dazzling' John Updike
A Time of Gifts: On Foot to Constantinople - From the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube
The great travel classic, first published in 1977 and recounting an epic journey of nearly 50 years before, reissued in paperback with an Introduction by Jan Morris
Between the Woods and the Water: on Foot to Constantinople from the Hook of Holland - The Middle Danube to the Iron Gates
The second great Patrick Leigh Fermor classic - and the sequel to A Time of Gifts - reissued in paperback with an Introduction by Jan Morris
The Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World: 13th Edition of the World’s Most Prestigious and Authoritative Atlas
The latest edition of the world's most prestigious and authoritative world atlas, containing up-to-date world maps and thematic information curated by experts in geography and cartography.
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.
A Table in the Tarn: Living, Eating and Cooking in Rural France
Who among us has not dreamed of leaving the rat race behind to follow our heart's desire--and who among us has actually taken that leap of faith? Orlando Murrin, a former journalist and cook, did exactly that when he gave up his...
The Reluctant Fundamentalist
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
Yeah Yeah Yeah: The Story of Modern Pop
For fifty years, pop music was created and consumed like this: you heard a record on the radio, or read about it in a music paper; you bought it on Saturday; you lent it to, or taped it for, a friend; and they reciprocated with...
Vegetables from an Italian Garden: Season-by-Season Recipes
No cuisine is better than Italian at making the most of a huge variety of seasonal vegetables in simple but tasty dishes. Following the phenomenal success of The Silver Spoon, Vegetables from an Italian Garden...
In Reinventing Bach, Paul Elie weaves a spell binding and polyphonic account of our greatest composer's life and work and how it drove the audio revolution of the past century and how that very revolution bought Bach many new...
No Time Like the Present
A majestic novel about post-Independence South Africa by the Nobel laureate and Booker Prize winner
Stan Lee’s How to Write Comics: From the Legendary Co-creator of Spider-man, the Incredible Hulk, Fantasy Four, X-Men, and Iron Man
From the legendary co-creator of Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four, X-Men, and Iron Man --Cover.
The Lebanese Kitchen
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...
Inferno: The World at War, 1939-1945
From one of our finest military historians, a monumental work that shows us at once the truly global reach of World War II and its deeply personal consequences.
Design Museum: How to Design a Typeface
Tells you what you need to know to design a typeface, and looks at the principles and processes of designing type, from its historical roots and interaction with materials and techniques to developing digitized type for modern...
Design Museum How to Design a Light
Tells you what you need to know to design a light, and looks at the principles and processes of designing a light.
Design Museum How to Design a House
Tells you what you need to know about how to design a house, and looks at the principles and processes of designing a house, offering insights into the design and building processes.
Design Museum: How to Design a Chair
Tells you what you need to know about how to design a chair, and looks at the principles and processes of designing a chair, from its symbolic and functional properties to materials and mass-production techniques.
The new novel from the author of The Corrections.
Eat Your Vegetables
Eat Your Vegetables answers the call to eat more vegetables and less meat, offering everything you need to take your veggies from accompaniment to center stage. This isn't about being vegetarian, this isn't a vegetarian...
Bring Up the Bodies
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.
Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life
Drawing on a wide range of material - ranging from the spiritual character of the world religions to the findings of contemporary neuroscience - this title argues that compassion is hardwired into our brains, yet is constantly...
The Grand Tour
Published in the United Kingdom in 2012 by HarperCollins Publishers --T.p. verso.
Turing’s Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe
Legendary historian and philosopher of science Dyson vividly re-creates the scenes of focused experimentation, incredible mathematical insight, and pure creative genius that gave us computers, digital television, modern genetics,...
The Graves are Walking: The Great Famine and the Saga of the Irish People
It started in 1845 and lasted six years. Measured in terms of mortality, the Great Irish Potato Famine was one of the worst disasters in the nineteenth century - it claimed twice as many lives as the American Civil War. This book...
Design In Nature How The Constructal Law Governs Evolution In Biology Physics Technology And Social Organization
In this groundbreaking book, Bejan takes the recurring patterns in nature--trees, tributaries, air passages, neural networks, and lightning bolts--and reveals how a single principle of physics, the Constructal Law, accounts for...
Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America’s Most Perilous Year
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.
Maps and Legends
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.
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...
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...
House of Holes: A Book of Raunch
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. ...
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...
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.
Philida is the mother of four children by Francois Brink, the son of her master. The year is 1832 and the Cape is rife with rumours about the liberation of the slaves. Philida decides to risk her whole life by lodging a complaint...
Like Water For Chocolate
The Neruda Case
Originally published in Spanish as El Caso Neruda by La otra orilla/Grupo Norma, Barcelona, Spain --
A story of obsessive young love and the power of grief, this novel is written by a Booker Prize winner and author of The Sea .
Woes of the True Policeman
Originally published in 2011 by Editorial Anagrama, Spain, as Los sinsabores del verdadero policaia --T.p. verso.
A Small Circus
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...
The Sweeter Side of R. Crumb
The nasty, negative, misanthropic comic genius proves he has a sweet side.
The Best of Frank O'Connor
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.
Both Flesh and Not
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...
Binky Brown Meets the Holy Virgin Mary
An autobiographical portrayal of the author Justin Green's struggle with religion and his own neuroses.
Charles Rennie Mackintosh Masterpieces of Art
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...
Gustav Klimt Masterpieces of Art
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...
Paul Klee Masterpieces of Art
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...
J.M.W. Turner Masterpieces of Art
The English Romantic painter Joseph Mallord William Turner (23 April 1775 - 19 December 1851) was a brilliant landscape artist, a watercolourist and printmaker. This wonderful new book brings to life his greatest achievements in...
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...
The Lower River
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.
Australians: Volume 1 - Origins to Eureka
In this widely acclaimed volume, bestselling author Thomas Keneally brings to life the vast range of characters who have formed our national story.
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...
The Best Australian Stories 2013
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...
Bonkers: My Life in Laughs
Tells the story of the iconic comedian and national treasure author's comic creations that have brought joy to millions.
Chambers Biographical Dictionary
All the people you'll ever want to know about
Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Someone Who’s Been There
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.
Top Walks in New South Wales
A travel guide for walks around New South Wales.
The Yellow Birds
An unforgettable depiction of the psychological impact of war, by a young Iraq veteran and poet, The Yellow Birds is already being hailed as a modern classic.
In a ruined and hostile landscape, in a future few have been unlucky enough to survive, a community exists in a giant underground silo. Inside, men and women live an enclosed life full of rules and regulations, of secrets and...
Went the Day Well?
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...
The epic story of THE PASSAGE continues
These Wonderful Rumours!: A Young Schoolteacher’s Wartime Diaries 1939-1945
'These Wonderful Rumours!' gives a unique and surprising insight into life on the Home Front. We gain a new understanding of how the people of Britain coped with the uncertainty, the heartbreak and the black comedy of life during...
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...
Shackleton’s Epic: Recreating the World’s Greatest Journey of Survival
'Never for me the lowered banner, never the last endeavour' SIR ERNEST SHACKLETON
The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour De France: Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costs
On a fateful night in 2009, Tyler Hamilton and Daniel Coyle met for dinner in Boulder, Colorado. The two had met five years before while Coyle was writing his bestselling book, Lance Armstrong: Tour de Force. But this time, Tyler...
Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops
From 'Did Beatrix Potter ever write a book about dinosaurs?' to the hunt for a paperback which could forecast the next year's weather; and from 'I've forgotten my glasses, please read me the first chapter' to 'Excuse me...is this...
An entertaining and revealing romp through the story of Australian rock and pop told by those that lived it, performed it, and adored it.
Readings and Writings: Forty Years in Books
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...
The Third Reich
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.
Paper: An Elegy
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 ...
The New Granta Book of Travel
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.
The Skating Rink
A spellbinding, sui generis detective fiction focusing on the swirling vortex of sex, death, and intrigue surrounding a beautiful Spanish figure skating champion.
My Ideal Bookshelf
The books that we choose to keep --let alone read-- can say a lot about who we are and how we see ourselves. In My Ideal Bookshelf, dozens of leading cultural figures share the books that matter to them most; books that...
Shoot: Photography of the Moment
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...
The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick
Based on thousands of pages of typed and handwritten notes, journal entries, letters, and story sketches, The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick is the magnificent and imaginative final work of an author who dedicated his life to...
Marie Curie and Her Daughters: The Private Lives of Science’s First Family
The first book to focus on the relationship between famed scientist Marie Curie and her two remarkable daughters. Drawing on personal interviews with Curie's descendents, as well as revelatory new archives, this is a wholly new...
Lost Antarctica: Adventures in a Disappearing Land
Hidden between the ice and snow of Antarctica is a world unlike any other. In a closely observed account, leading marine ecologist James McClintock gives us an unprecedented look at the ravages of the polar environment. This is a...
The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham
The definitive biography of one of the twentieth century's greatest writers
Lentil as Anything
Shanaka Fernando is often hailed as a modern-day revolutionary best known as the founder of the 'pay-what-you-can-afford' community Lentil as Anything restaurants in Melbourne, Australia. He was named Australia's Local Hero in the...
Israel: The Will to Prevail
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...
Irish Literary Tradition
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...
James Halliday’s Wine Atlas of Australia
James Halliday analyses every wine region in Australia, and there are over 70 in this definitive book. Each section is sumptuously illustrated and features a specially created map highlighting geographic landmarks and the location...
I’m Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen
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.
The Healing Power of Meditation: Leading Experts on Buddhism, Psychology, and Medicine Explore the Health Benefits of Contemplative Practice
Meditation has developed from a New Age novelty into a powerful tool for alleviating suffering in the modern world. The book shares profound insights on meditation and the mind from the heart of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition and...
The Handmade Loaf
A collection of recipes, personal stories and photographs that capture the breads and home bakers of Europe. It includes over 80 recipes, many of which are inspired by the bakers profiled. It is suitable for the experienced baker,...
Pink Box: Inside Japan’s Sex Clubs
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...
The Great War
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...
The Unplugged Play Book: The Essential Parents Guide
Featuring 700 games and variations, this work presents games to play alone and games to play with siblings and friends. Games to play indoors and games for outside. It also includes craft projects, puppet ideas, music activities,...
The Great Divide: History and Human Nature in the Old World and the New
The rise and fall of the great civilisations and what this meant for mankind.
Gillespie and I
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...
Future Perfect: The Case For Progress In A Networked Age
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...
The French Slow Cooker
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,...
Fragile Earth: Dramatic Images of Our Changing Planet
This unique book provides a striking look at the dramatic changes that are happening to our planet. The second edition of Fragile Earth shows over 350 dramatic images of natural disasters, human development and the impacts of...
The Record Players: DJ Revolutionaries
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,...
Music is Andrew Zuckerman's sequel to the wildly successful Wisdom, following in the same format, mission, and style as that book, but now changing focus to the most eminent musicians and performers around the globe.
Puffin Classics Deluxe Collection
A collection of eight classic children's books packaged in a gorgeous slipcase.
Portrays a city in collision with itself. With a cast of pimps, pushers, poets, gangsters and eunuchs, this title is a journey into a sprawling underworld.
Yalta: The Price of Peace
In this landmark book, a gifted Harvard historian puts readers in the room with Churchill, Stalin, and Roosevelt as they meet at a climactic turning point during the Second World War to hash out the terms of the peace.
The First Law Trilogy (Boxed Set)
The critically acclaimed, award nominated trilogy from Sunday Times bestseller Joe Abercrombie is available in a stunning box set for the first time. It contains The Blade Itself, Before they are Hanged and Last Argument of...
Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America’s Vietnam
This monumental history asks the simple question: How did we end up in a war in Vietnam? To answer that question Fredrik Logevall traces the forty-year path that led us from World War I to the first American casualties in 1959.
E Street Shuffle: The Glory Days of Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band
An intimate look at one of rock's brightest stars and his legendary backing band Before he was the swaggering, stadium-packing megastar, Bruce Springsteen was a brooding introvert, desperate to strike a balance between his...
The World’s Greatest Idea
An exploration of mankind's greatest-ever ideas, from the author of the bestselling Do You Think You're Clever?
Voices Of Time
In this kaleidoscope of reflections, renowned South American
author Eduardo Galeano ranges widely, from childhood to love,
music, plants, fear, indignity, and indignation. In the signal
style of his bestselling Memory of Fire...
Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
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...
Dam Busters: The Race to Smash the Dams, 1943
The night of May 16th, 1943. Nineteen specially adapted Lancaster bombers take off from RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, each with a huge 9,000lb cylindrical bomb strapped underneath it. Their mission: to destroy three dams deep...
A year after arriving in France, Englishman Paul West is still struggling with some fundamental questions: What is the best way to scare a gendarme? Why are there no health warnings on French nudist beaches? And is it really...
The Woman Who Shot Mussolini
7 April 1926: on the steps of the Capitol in Rome, surrounded by chanting Fascists, The Honourable Violet Gibson fires at the Italian head of state, the darling of Europe's ruling class. Of all his would-be assassins, she came...
Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human
A startling new theory that the invention of cooking led to the creation of the human species
When Illness Strikes the Leader: The Dilemma of the Captive King
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...
The Best American Nonrequired Reading
A selection of the best writing, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, and blogs, published during 2011. Edited by Dave Eggers.
Walking to Hollywood: Memories of Before the Fall
One of the most remarkably inventive voices of his generation, author Will Self delivers a new and stunning work of fiction. In Walking to Hollywood, a British writer named Will Self goes on a quest through L.A. freeways and...
The Best American Nonrequired Reading
A selection of the best writing, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, and blogs, published during 2010. Edited by Dave Eggers.
The Best American Essays
A collection of the year's best essays culled from periodicals.
Babel No More: The Search for the World’s Most Extraordinary Language Learners
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.
Vesuvius: The Most Famous Volcano in the World
Vesuvius, nestled over the Bay of Naples, is (still) the most famous volcano in the world. There have been nearly thirty major eruptions since AD 79, but none has matched the cataclysm of the eruption which destroyed Pompeii and...
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...
Art Of Happiness
A Tibetan spiritual leader's guide to dealing with everyday
human problems and achieving happiness. It addresses issues such
as: the sources of happiness; desire and greed; marriage and
romance; resolving conflict; facing...
When Theodore Gumbril hits upon the notion of designing a type of pneumatic trouser to ease the discomfort of a sedentary life, he decides the time has come to leave his position as housemaster in a boys' public school and seek...
Dedicated to the art and culture of Thailand, this volume explores the ancient and various origins of this modern country's identity. The Thai identity is the result of an extraordinary process of integration, clash and selection...
The Marriage Plot
The new novel from the bestselling author of Middlesex and The Virgin Suicides.
America: Painting a Nation
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...
Linda Burnell dreams, listless and distant, whilst downstairs her mother sets in order the family s new home in the New Zealand countryside. Her vigorous and exhausting husband, Stanley, is at the office, but will return with...
Origins A Memoir
In this sensitive if mildly overwritten memoir of long-held
secrets, betrayal and denial, Maalouf, who won the 1993 Prix
Goncourt for Rock of Tanios, traces his familial history from a
tiny mountainside village in Lebanon to...
Timber Construction for Trade, Industry Administration: Basics and Projects
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.
Shazam!: The Golden Age of the World’s Mightiest Mortal
In Shazam: The Golden Age of the World's Mightiest Mortal, Chip Kidd and Geoff Spear team up to deliver an amazing book that presents all of the Captain Marvel toys, ephemera, and artwork produced during comics' Golden Age. This...
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...
A most extraordinary book of miscellaneous fact. In one convenient volume you can find: lists of Norse gods, phobias, poets laureate, suicide notes of the famous and all anyone needs to know about Pi. Learn how to say toast in ten...
The Magic Toyshop
'Her writing is pyrotechnic - fuelled with ideas, packed with images and spangling the night with her starry language' Observer
The Pure Joy of Monastery Cooking: Essential Meatless Recipes for the Home Cook
A wonderful new collection of recipes from a revered cookbook author--every cook and kitchen will delight in these 200+ recipes.
The Penguin Guide to the 1000 Finest Classical Recordings: The Must-Have CDs and DVDs
Through downloads, CDs and DVDs, listeners can access music from the medieval period to the modern. But how do you pick your way through these hundreds of thousands of pieces? This book draws together an array of genres to create...
Mario Jo Lafontaine
"In 1987 the Belgian artist Marie-Jo Lafontaine created Les
larmes d'acier (Steel Tears) for documenta 8 in Kassel - a video
sculpture which aroused greater interest than might have been
expected and which made a lasting...
Welcome to the most twisted high-school reunion imaginable, from a rising star of American satire. 'Sam Lipsyte is a gifted stylist, precise, original, devious, and very funny.' Jeffrey Eugenides, author of 'Middlesex'
Africa Since Independence
A genuinely comparative study of the different trajectories and experiences of independent African states. This expanded, revised and updated new edition of an established text now includes the latest scholarship and features more...
Chomsky's international bestseller, analyzing terrorism, Osama bin Laden, U.S. involvement in Afghanistan, and the long-term implications of America's military response to September 11.
Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found
At twenty-six, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's rapid death from cancer, her family disbanded and her marriage crumbled. With nothing to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her...
A Manuscript of Ashes
It's the late sixties, the last dark years of Franco's dictatorship: Minaya, a university student in Madrid, is caught up in the student protests and the police are after him. He moves to his uncle Manuel's country estate in the...
On Canaan’s Side
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...
Heidegger’s Volk: Between National Socialism and Poetry
In 1933 Martin Heidegger declared his allegiance to Hitler. An exposition of Heidegger's conception of Volk can and must treat its merits and deficiencies as a response to the impasse in contemporary political philosophy of the...
Granta 115: The F Word
It is about more than beds unmade or laundry unfolded; it is about more than the fact that a man helping out with the housework is just the beginning of equality at home.
Nigella Christmas: Food, Family, Friends, Festivities
Includes practical, easy-to-follow recipes and an advice about planning and cooking ahead. This title also includes various recipes from Christmas cakes and puddings, to quick and easy homemade presents, and edible...
In Our Time: The Speeches That Shaped the Modern World
In Our Time brings together 40 of the most memorable, eloquent and influential speeches since 1945. Hywel Williams' choice of speeches is richly eclectic in scope: Churchill and de Gaulle, Kennedy and King, Nehru and Nasser,...
Granta 111: Going Back
'An overwhelmingly powerful force in English writing' - Spectator
A collection of uncomplicated, fresh recipes that are easy to make after a busy day at the office, fun to linger over at weekends or to make with the kids, dreamy to look at and delicious to eat. Recipes include late breakfasts,...
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...
The Great Trials of Clarence Darrow: The Landmark Cases of Leopold and Loeb, John T. Scopes, and Ossian Sweet
The courtroom has been a dramatic setting for larger-than-life figures throughout history, but few have attained the almost mythical status of Clarence Darrow. A legend in his own time, Variety called him America's greatest...
Resident Alien: Feminist Cultural Criticism
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,...
Fusiliers: The Saga of a British Redcoat Regiment in the American Revolution
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...
Fundamentalism, Sectarianism, and Revolution: The Jacobin Dimension of Modernity
Leading comparative sociologist's major statement on the relationship between modernity, revolution and religion.
A Freewheelin' Time: A Memoir of Greenwich Village in the Sixties
This memoir reveals the romantic story of the sweet but sometimes wrenching love affair and its eventual collapse under the pressure of Dylan's growing fame.
The Fear Index
Fear Index .
Fantastico!: Modern Italian Food
This is a cookbook filled with modern Italian food, infused with Gino's style and sense of humor, encompassing the myriad influences that have pervaded the country's cuisine.
The Event and Its Terrors: Ireland, Famine, Modernity
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...
Flannery: A Life of Flannery O'Connor
The first major biography of one of the greatest writers of the South, whose books will 'live on and on in American literature' (Elizabeth Bishop).
England’s Dreaming Tapes
Presents the history of music, fashion and attitude of some of the disparate and contentious personalities who emerged in the mid-70s as the harbingers of what became known as punk. This book features interviews with some of the...
The Face of Poetry
An anthology of fifty poets captured in Margaretta Mitchell's gorgeous black and white portraits, brief biographies, and selections of two to three poems per poet. Together, these elements provide a composite portrait of...
The Race for Timbuktu: In Search of Africa’s City of Gold
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...
Edie: American Girl
When Edie was first published a decade ago, it quickly became an international bestseller. In the sixties Edie Sedgwick exploded into the public eye like a comet--aristocratic, glamorous, and Andy Warhol's superstar. Then at 28...
The Economy of the Greek Cities: From the Archaic Period to the Early Roman Empire
This introduction to the Ancient Greek economy has proved popular in France, and has also been translated into Italian and Greek; this first English edition is of the second French edition of 2007.
Echoes from the Dead
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...
Due Considerations: Essays and Criticism
Updikes sixth collection of essays and literary criticism opens with a skeptical overview of literary biographies, proceeds to five essays on topics ranging from China and small change to faith and late works, and takes up, under...
The Declared Enemy: Texts and Interviews
This posthumous work brings together articles, interviews, statements, prefaces, manifestos, and speeches dating from 1964 to 1985 (just before Genet's death in 1986). These texts bear witness to the many political causes and...
Gathers information on 50 of the greatest philosophical thinkers and 10 of the greatest theories. This title offers concepts that are the backbone of philosophical thought, including metaphysics, psychoanalysis, libertarianism,...
Culture in Practice: Selected Essays
A collection of essays that span the career of a prominent anthropologist and address the fundamental questions of the field.
A Concise Dictionary of Buddhism and Zen
With over fifteen hundred entries and forty-six illustrations, A Concise Dictionary of Buddhism and Zen is the most complete compact reference work of its kind available in the English language. It is designed not only for...
The Comics Journal Library: Drawing the Line
The fourth volume in the series of coffee-table-book collections of interviews drawn from the Utne Award-winning magazine's archives, this volume gathers together interviews with four of the sharpest commentators of our times:...
Obsolete: An Encyclopedia of Once-Common Things Passing Us by
Thanks to advancing technology and shifting mores, the amount of change we experience in our lifetimes is truly exceptional. Objects and practices that are commonplace can very quickly become outmoded. In this witty and...
Outside the Magic Square: A Handbook for Food Security
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...
The Cambridge Companion to Gunter Grass
New essays for students of German's best-known living author and his works, including The Tin Drum.
Nomad: From Islam to America: A Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilizations
Picking up where Infidel leaves off, Nomad tells the stirring story of Ali's search for a new life in America. A brave, inspiring, and beautifully written memoir.-- The New York Times.
The Barefoot Emperor: An Ethiopian Tragedy
A fascinating narrative excursion into a bizarre episode in 19th century Ethiopian and British imperial history, featuring a remote African despot and his monstrous European-built gun.
The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection
* Mma Ramotswe's thirteenth adventure; published in Little, Brown hardback
Impressions of Rajasthan
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...
The Ignorance of Blood
As a sweltering Seville recovers from the shock of a terrorist attack, Inspector Jefe Javier Falcon is struggling to find the bombers. He might be able to bring the perpetrators of the bombing to justice, but there will be a...
House of Exile: The Lives and Times of Heinrich Mann and Nelly Kroeger-Mann
In 1933 the author and political activist Heinrich Mann and his partner, Nelly Kroeger, fled Nazi Germany, finding refuge first in the south of France and later, in great despair, in Los Angeles, where Nelly committed suicide in...
The Great Upheaval: The Birth of the Modern World, 1788-1800
An extraordinarily gripping and sweeping account of the decade that made the modern world, when the pieces were in flux as never before.
Krauss pens a powerful, soaring novel about a stolen desk that contains the secrets, and becomes the obsession, of the lives it passes through.
Humorists: From Hogarth to Noel Coward
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...
Field Grey: A Bernie Gunther Mystery
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...
Counterpath: Travelling with Jacques Derrida
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...
Chasing the Sun: The Epic Story of the Star That Gives Us Life
A dazzling tour d'horizon of mankind's enduring fascination with, and reliance upon, the extraordinary star at the centre of our solar system.
Boomerang: The Meltdown Tour
The cheap credit that rolled across the planet between 2002 and 2008 was more than a simple financial phenomenon: it was temptation, offering entire societies the chance to reveal aspects of their characters they could not...
Dreaming of Tuscany: Where to Find the Best There is - Perfect Hill Towns, Splendid Palazzos, Rustic Farmhouses, Glorious Gardens, Authentic Cuisine, Great Wines, Intriguing Shops, Astounding Art, Luxurious Hotels, Hidden Discoveries
Focuses on the essence of Tuscany. This work takes the reader to discover charming Renaissance villages with nary a person in sight, to tiny trattorias that make unforgettable meals, to a linen shop with hand-woven treasures not...
Creamier: Contemporary Art in Culture: 10 Curators, 100 Contemporary Artists, 10 Sources
The most up-to-date global survey of today's most significant emerging artists.
The Animal Connection: A New Perspective on What Makes Us Human
A bold, illuminating new take on the love of animals that drove human evolution.
A Hostile Beauty: Life on Macquarie Island
Macquarie Island--a small, wind-blasted rocky outcrop between Tasmania and Antarctica--is still one such place. In exquisite pictures and words, A Hostile Beauty tells the story of this extraordinary Australian outpost teeming...
Elemental Art Of The Indonesian Archipelago
Companion to the exhibition, Elemental Art of the Indonesian
Archipelago Selections from the Collection of Mingei International
Museum. 2005. 250 pages. 162 color illustrations by Lynton Gardiner
with a commentary, Realm of the...
Discovering God: The Origins of the Great Religions and the Evolution of Belief
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...
And So it Goes: Kurt Vonnegut: A Life
In 2006, Charles Shields reached out to Kurt Vonnegut in a letter, asking for his endorsement for a planned biography. This biography of the life of Kurt Vonnegut is the culmination of five years of research and writing. It...
Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India
In this ambitious, original study, Pulitzer Prize-winner Lelyveld sets out to measure Gandhi's accomplishments as a politician and an advocate for the downtrodden--against Gandhi's own expectations and in light of his complex,...
1493: How Europe’s Discovery of the Americas Revolutionized Trade, Ecology and Life on Earth
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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