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,...
A Salad for All Seasons
Let's eat more salad! It's fresh, colourful and healthy fast food. This title introduces us to over 100 delicious, original and easy-to-make salads to see you through the year. It includes recipes such as Peach and Mozarella with...
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...
The Happiness Trap: Stop Struggling, Start Living
In this controversial, but empowering self-help book, Dr Russ Harries, reveals how millions of people are unwittingly caught in the 'The Happiness Trap', where the more they strive for happiness the more they suffer in the long...
The Explorer’s Eye: First-Hand Accounts of Adventure and Exploration
A photographic history celebrating the achievements of the men and women who pushed forward the boundaries of our knowledge of the world's least known places over the past 150 years, accompanied by the words of the explorers...
Darwin’s Armada: Four Voyagers to the Southern Oceans and Their Battle for the Theory of Evolution
The riveting true story of four great voyages of discovery that inspired Darwin's Origin of Species
Cash: The Autobiography
This fascinating autobiography of the country music legend recounts the highs and lows, the struggles and hard-won triumphs of his remarkable life.
The Seventy Wonders of the Ancient World: The Great Monuments and How They Were Built
How were the ancient wonders of the world built? This text examines spectacular feats of engineering and celebrates the achievements of the builders who worked without the aid of modern technology. It includes 70 wonders, from the...
Edward Steichen: Lives in Photography
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.
The Bistro Cookbook
Bring the flavours of France into your own home with The Bistro Cookbook, a gorgeous collection of tasty, classic recipes.
What’s for Dinner?: Easy Recipes for Every Day of the Week
What's for Dinner? is the perfect solution to the mid-week dinner dilemma. It's ideal for busy people who have run out of meal ideas or bored with the tired, old classics . The recipes are easy to follow and make, and the...
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
In this magnificent biography, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of American Lion and Franklin and Winston brings vividly to life an extraordinary man and his remarkable times.
Dodger is a tosher - a sewer scavenger living in the squalor of Dickensian London. Everyone who is nobody knows Dodger. Anyone who is anybody doesn't. But when he rescues a young girl from a beating, suddenly everybody wants to...
Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong was the greatest jazz musician of the twentieth century and a giant of modern American culture. He knocked the Beatles off the top of the charts, wrote the finest of all jazz autobiographies and created collages...
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...
Artists in Conversation
A behind-the-scenes look at the lives of some of the world's most infamous artists. This beautifully presented collection of essays by award-winning journalist Janet Hawley examines the creative output of some of the last few...
Australian Native Plants: Cultivation, Use in Landscaping and Propagation
Suitable for gardeners, containing 100 plant profiles and photos, this book provides a wealth of information on literally thousands of native plants, their properties, cultivation and propagation. It provides an advice on...
Gypsy: A World of Colour and Interiors
A beautiful book for lovers of design, interiors and travel - Gypsy presents Sibella's styling inspiration from around the globe and will encourage you to channel your passions into styling your interior spaces
The Selfish Giant
The Selfish Giant has a beautiful garden, but he won't let any of the children play in it. Winter comes and never leaves, until the power of love brings Spring and joy into the Giant's garden and his heart.
The Invisible Kingdom
The author has collaborated with Paul Smith, Liberty, Fortnum and Mason and Tatty Devine, amongst others. He lived in a palace that seemed to have been specially designed to make someone who already felt small feel even smaller....
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...
Featuring fast foods, ingenious short cuts, terrific time-saving ideas, effortless entertaining and easy, delicious meals, this title offers solution to eating well when time is short.
Features summery recipes that can be eaten at any time - from scrumptious Italian antipasti and Greek mezze to Spanish dishes, from barbecues to beach picnics, from Moroccan roast lamb to Mauritian prawn curry, from the...
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...
The Cave and the Light: Plato Versus Aristotle, and the Struggle for the Soul of Western Civilization
Herman reveals how two Greek philosophers, Plato and Aristotle, became the twin fountainheads of Western culture, and tells how their rivalry gave Western civilization its unique dynamism down to the present.
The Rolling Stones: 50
On Thursday 12 July 1962 the Rolling Stones went on stage at the Marquee Club in London's Oxford Street. In the intervening fifty years the Stones have performed live in front of more people than any band... ever. Curated,...
Mick: The Wild Life and Mad Genius of Jagger
Number-one bestselling biographer Andersen provides this no-holds-barred biography as shocking and uncompromising as Mick Jagger himself, timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones and their world tour in a...
Whatever It Is, I Don’t Like It: The Best of Howard Jacobson
A collection of 2010 Man Booker winner Howard Jacobson's most acclaimed journalism
The Kingdom and the Quarry: China, Australia, Fear and Greed
China has rapidly become Australia's most important trading partner. It is also the rising power in our region. In The Kingdom and the Quarry David Uren takes us inside the high - stakes world of the two countries' relationship....
The Gardener’s Book of Days
Brings together gardening tips, historical gardeners, plant information, and the world's most loved gardens, organised into daily readings for the whole year. Australian gardens and gardening festivals are discussed, as well as...
The Complete Essays of Mark Twain
Mark Twain is best known as a humourist and a novelist, but, as this collection confirms, he was also a fine essayist. English as She is Taught , What is Man? and Letters to Satan are among the 77 pieces that reveal his range...
Tears of Mermaids: The Secret Story of Pearls
A round, luminescent pearl is the simplest and most perfect gem. Columbus sought--and found--this precious jewel coveted by his Spanish sovereigns, sparking popularity throughout Europe. Fashion icons Jacqueline Kennedy, Princess...
Robert Hartwell Fiske’s Dictionary of Unendurable English: A Compendium of Mistakes in Grammar, Usage, and Spelling with Commentary on Lexicographers and Linguists
Fiske aims to eliminate laxity in language by way of this witty and engaging reference. He also illustrates why dictionaries don't always provide the correct meaning or usage of a word. With concise instruction and numerous...
Paul & Jesus
The story of how Paul broke with the followers of Jesus in Jerusalem to create his own unique message that became Christianity as we know it.
Just Send Me Word: A True Story of Love and Survival in the Gulag
Figes reconstructs a heroic and touching love story that occurred in the midst of one of Stalin's most notorious work camps, drawing on personal letters, KGB archives and recent interviews to brilliantly illustrate the broader...
Sailing Yachts: History and Evolution
Employing words and pictures, this book tells the story of the concepts and creativity that lie behind the birth of the sailing yachts. It highlights events and anecdotes that have marked the history of sailing. It includes...
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...
Shackleton’s Epic: Recreating the World’s Greatest Journey of Survival
'Never for me the lowered banner, never the last endeavour' SIR ERNEST SHACKLETON
All the Right Angles
All the Right Angles takes the often-feared field of mathematics and combines it with something that is widely understood by all: sports. Within every sport, a variety of mathematical and scientific principles are at work...
An entertaining and revealing romp through the story of Australian rock and pop told by those that lived it, performed it, and adored it.
In My Shoes
In My Shoes is a must-read for fashion aficionados, aspiring entrepreneurs, and anyone who loves a juicy true story about sex, drugs, money, power, overcoming adversity . . . and high heels.
From Graham Nash - the legendary musician and founding member of the iconic bands the Hollies and Crosby, Stills & Nash - comes a candid and riveting autobiography that belongs on the reading list of every music fan.
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...
Holy Fool: The Pictures of 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...
Il Conformista (The Conformist)
Il Conformist has mesmerised audiences by Bertulocci's mastery of the telling, the beauty of the images, the camera work, its soundtrack, and the intensity with which the characters convey powerful psychic energies. This unique...
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
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...
In the 1992 Sight and Sound poll, critics and film-makers voted Vertigo the fourth greatest film of all time. This new edition of Barr's study of Vertigo is published in the Film Classics 20th anniversary series of special...
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...
Jason Jacobs' study of Deadwood (HBO, 2004-6) combines an in-depth production and reception history with astute analysis of the series' key themes and aesthetic strategies to argue that the show not only marked a radical revision...
Fascist Italy and the Middle East, 1933-40
An examination of why and how Fascist Italy sought to increase its influence in the Middle East, and why Italian efforts ultimately failed. Offering fresh insights into Fascist Italy's foreign and colonial policies, this book...
Stealing Rembrandts: The Untold Stories of Notorious Art Heists
Art theft is one of the most profitable criminal enterprises in the world. Stealing Rembrandts reveals the actors behind the major art heists of the Dutch Master in the last century, tracking daring entries into and escapes from...
The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds
Isabel Dalhousie leads an enviable life in Edinburgh, with time for cloud-gazing, civilised conversation and good coffee from Cat's delicatessen. Alongside these pastimes, she must also keep pace with the varied pursuits of her...
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...
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...
Sunday’s Garden: Growing Heide
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...
Gurrumul: His Life and Music
From concert halls to recording studios and into Aboriginal heartlands, this is the story of Australia′s Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu. This unique Indigenous man is one of the most inspiring music stories of our generation.
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,...
The Emotional Life of Your Brain
How to retrain our brain to improve our emotional behaviour by pioneering neuroscientist
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.
John Saturnall’s Feast
From the bestselling author of Lempriere's Dictionary, Lawrence Norfolk is back with an astounding new historical novel
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...
God Of Small Things
'They all broke the rules. They all crossed into forbidden
territory. They all tampered with the laws that lay down who should
be loved, and how. And how much.' This is the story of Rahel and
Estha, twins growing up among the...
The epic story of THE PASSAGE continues
The Cook’s Companion
Intended to be used everyday. This work features recipes from apple tart to zuccini souffle. It offers advice and shows which foods go best together.
Confusion: The Private Papers of Privy Councillor R. Von D.
Stefan Zweig was particularly drawn to the novella, and Confusion, a rigorous and yet transporting dramatization of the conflict between the heart and the mind, is among his supreme achievements in the form. A young man who is...
Oh! If Only…
Sometimes big things have very small beginnings. Oh! If only . . . I had stayed home that day . . . If only . . . I hadn't met that dog . . . If only . . . he didn't want to play . . . And so begins a remarkably funny chain of...
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.
A Hologram for the King
In a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling businessman pursues a last-ditch attempt to stave off foreclosure, pay his daughter's college tuition, and finally do something great.
In this new collection of conversations, conducted from 2010 to 2012, Noam Chomsky explores the most immediate and urgent concerns: the future of democracy in the Arab world, the implications of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the...
On 14 February 1989, Valentine's Day, the author was telephoned by a BBC journalist and told that he had been 'sentenced to death' by the Ayatollah Khomeini. For the first time he heard the word fatwa. His crime? This title tells...
Henry David Thoreau's journal was his life's work; a treasure trove of some of the finest prose in English.
Henry David Thoreau's journal was his life's work; a treasure trove of some of the finest prose in English.
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists
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.
Born in the US and reared in Mexico, Harrison Shepherd is a liability to his social-climbing flapper mother, Salome. Making himself useful in the household of the famed Mexican artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, and exiled...
Alison Jay Mini Slipcase
Perfect for little hands and with simplified text, young children can enjoy learning about first concepts with their parents, while the intricate artwork will encourage observation skills and encourage questions.
River Cottage Veg Every Day!
Hearty, seasonal cooking with veg - to tie in with the accompanying Channel 4 series
Bech: a Book
Updike's most irresistible hero since Rabbit Angstrom is an author famous for his writer's block, a Jew adrift in a world of gentiles. As he roams from one adventure to the next, he view life with a blend of wonder and cynicism...
Methods of Research on Contemporary Cultures
Few anthropologists today realize the pioneering role Margaret
Mead played in the investigation of contemporary cultures. This
volume collects and presents a variety of her essays on research
methodology relating to...
UK edition. The day-to-day adventures of an amusing, endearing young school boy.
The Last Days
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...
The Military History of Tsarist Russia
This is the first overview in English of the rise of the armed forces in Russia, from the Muscovite army of the fifteenth century through the Napoleonic wars in 1812-1815. Essays also highlight the ideological conflict between...
Georg Letham: Physician and Murderer
Mixing Fritz Lang and Alfred Hitchcock with Dostoevsky, a chilling exploration of a deviant mind.
Playlisted: Everything You Need to Know About Australian Music Right Now
Playlisted takes the pulse of Australian rock 'n roll. Each chapter launches from a single significant track on an illuminating musical journey - into an underrated album or an overrated career. It's neither encyclopaedic nor...
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.
Appropriate Sustainabilities/innovations Durables: New Ways in French Architecture/une Autre Architecture Francaise
Between 1999 and 2002, Electricite de France (EDF) initiated an ambitious research programme to bring together first-class architects and innovative technologies involving renewable energy and other ecologically-oriented...
The Cambridge Companion to Gunter Grass
New essays for students of German's best-known living author and his works, including The Tin Drum.
Scenes from Village Life
First published in Hebrew as Tmunot mihayei hakfar. First published in Great Britain by Chatto & Windus, 2011 --T.p. verso.
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...
A History of Social Psychology: From the Eighteenth-century Enlightenment to the Second World War
An engaging narrative on social psychology demonstrating the links between early and current thought.
The Empty Family: Stories
Silence -- The empty family -- Two women -- One minus one -- The pearl fishers -- Barcelona, 1975 -- The new Spain -- The colour of shadows -- The street.
Changes in Scenery: Contemporary Landscape Architecture in Europe
Landscape architecture's potential does not lie in unified profession, but in polarization. This key idea of Thies Schroder is reflected in the diverse approaches of the 14 offices whose work is presented in these updated...
When Adam moves into an abandoned house on the dusty edge of town, he is hoping to recover from the loss of his job and his home in the city. But when he meets Canning - a shadowy figure from his childhood - and Canning's...
Lights Out in Wonderland
Gabriel Brockwell, aesthete, poet, philosopher, disaffected twenty-something decadent, is thinking terminal. His philosophical enquiries, the abstractions he indulges, and how these relate to a life lived, all point in the same...
Poetry for the Spirit: Poems of Universal Wisdom and Beauty
Spanning 4,000 years of world literature, this expansive anthology gathers 600 poems by more than 250 poets. In addition to hundreds of masterworks in English, there are verses translated from Sanskrit, Egyptian, Hindi, Persian,...
A Cook’s Tour
Anthony Bourdain is a life-long line cook and author of Kitchen Confidential . Here, he sets off to eat his way around the world. He heads out to Saigon where he eats the still-beating heart of a live cobra, and travels deep into...
Antonio Carluccio: The Collection
Capturing Antonio's simple, joyful and no-fuss approach to cooking, this exceptional book, with over 300 of his best recipes, provides a unique culinary journey covering every aspect of the Italian meal from antipasti to dolci and...
Consorting with Angels: Essays on Modern Women Poets
A critical study of the importance of three generations of women
Features twenty-seven poems.
Postcards from Vogue: 100 Iconic Covers
A collection of 100 postcards, each featuring a striking Vogue cover. It covers early illustrations from artists including George Wolfe Plank, Olive Tilton, Pierre Brissaud, and Eduardo Garcia Benito saw ethereal figures of...
The White Castle
A young Italian scholar was captured by pirates and put up for auction at the Istanbul slave market. Acquired by a brilliant Turkish inventor, he is set to work on projects to entertain the jaded Sultan.
Themes in French Culture: A Preface to a Study of French Community
Mead and Metraux present a vivid picture of the French starting with the organization of the house and its architecture, and drawing original conclusions for the structure of French families and overall cultural values. This work,...
Pride: The Seven Deadly Sins
Of the seven deadly sins, pride is the only one with a virtuous side. The author probes the philosophical and theological roots of pride in examining its transformation in Western culture. He discusses how black pride keeps blacks...
Gardening Australia’s Flora: The Gardener’s Bible
Gardening Australia's Flora is a comprehensive, beautifully illustrated encyclopedia containing information on more than 20,000 plants from all around the world. Organised in an A to Z format by botanical name, the individual...
The Feast of the Goat
A tyrant's last days are the focus of this magisterial, long-awaited novel, as Mario Vargas Llosa recounts the end of a regime in the Dominican Republic and the terrible birth of a democracy.
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 Original of Laura: Dying Is Fun
When Nabokov died in 1977, he left instructions for his heirs to burn the rough draft of his final novel, The Original of Laura. But the manuscript was never destroyed and the novelist's son, Dmitri, has finally agreed to allow...
Collected Short Fiction
Offers insight into the author's range and creative process, in a treasury that includes pieces from such classics as Miguel Street and In a Free State.
Stunning Japanese thriller with a chilling supernatural twist. The novel that inspired the cult Japanese movie and the Hollywood blockbuster of the same name.
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...
Alexis de Tocqueville: A Life
Written by an eminent scholar of both European and American history, this will stand as the standard biography of Alexis de Tocqueville for years to come.
Granta 111: Going Back
'An overwhelmingly powerful force in English writing' - Spectator
Flight Behaviour is a captivating, topical and deeply human story touching on class, poverty and climate change. It is Barbara Kingsolver's most accessible novel yet, and explores the truths we live by, and the complexities...
A short and vivid biography, which deconstructs the Napoleonic myth and reveals the reality of his rule.
The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham
The definitive biography of one of the twentieth century's greatest writers
Rosie's mum has a new baby but Rosie has two of her own. To look at they seem to be toy animals but to her they are entirely real. They drive cars, like swings, rockets and dinosaurs but hate custard.
Alice in La La Land
A series of disasters in her home town causes Australian actress Alice Evans to flee to Hollywood where she finds life is not the glittery stuff of dreams. It's the Hollywood nightmare. She is forced to navigate her way round the...
This persuasive biography sheds light on the nation's first modern combat commander who set the standard for today's four-star officers.
All in One Piece
Mr and Mrs Large are getting ready for the office dinner-dance. But with Lester, Laura, Luke and the baby around, they'll be lucky to get out of the house all in one piece! Part of the The Large Family series, this is a modern...
Book of Clouds
Book of Clouds is a haunting, masterfully wrought debut novel about a young woman adrift in Berlin, where a string of fateful encounters leads to romance, violence, and revelation.
First published as As pequenas memorias in 2006 by Editorial Caminho, SA, Lisbon; First published in Great Britain in 2009 by Harvill Secker, Random House --T.p. verso.
Odd Owls and Stout Pigs: A Book of Nonsense
From Caldecott Medalist Lobel comes another brand-new collection of rhyming stories--this time featuring a unique assortment of owls and pigs. Discovered by his daughter, Adrianne, this collection is full of the same humor and wit...
Mr Large in Charge
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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...
Manipulating Masculinity: War and Gender in Modern British and American Literature
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...
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 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:...
Who Wants to Be a Poodle, I Don’t
With a witty text and hilarious mixed-media illustrations, the creator of Charlie and Lola takes the lead with this wry and wooly tale of a pampered poodle who just wants to paddle in puddles--like real dogs do. Full color.
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...
A Haredi woman, wife of a rabbi, mother of 12, leaves her home and stays with a friend. The community's modesty squad tries in vain to force her to go back. Her friend is physically attacked, her arm and leg broken. The rabbi's...
Contemporary Architecture: Finland
The 'Contemporary Architecture' series will include small, single-subject books focused on the international architecture in the period ranging from post-World War II to the present.
X-rated!: The Power of Mythic Symbolism in Popular Culture
This book delves into the reasons why pop culture, and all of its X-Rated features, are so appealing to masses of people, even though they may hate to love it.
More than a hundred wonderful and sensitive duotone portraits of our major novelists, poets, and playwrights. Paired with the photographs are fascinating texts from each writer on writing-thoughts on the craft, recollections...
Designing interiors for children presents a whole new set of challenges; to make them both durable and safe as well as interesting and imaginative. This book shows how to create a perfect interior environment for a child.
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Ape: A Caprice
Like James Joyce's and Dylan Thomas's similar titles, Butor's novel is autobiographical in nature and explores the way a writer develops. Shortly after World War II a young man travels to a castle in Franconia housing the second...
The Art of Rockefeller Center
From the beginning John D. Rockefeller incorporated art into his plans for Rockefeller Center in New York City, commissioning pieces meant to inspire the viewer with idealism, work ethics and religion. Over one hundred major works...
Oink, Oink, Oink: A Savage Modern Fable
A surreal, black comedy - a seductively hip, hilariously funny satire about popular culture and consumerism. A savage modern fable about science, family, television and love gone wrong.
The Animation Bible: A Practical Guide to the Art of Animating from Flipbooks to Flash
The Animation Bible is the first book any aspiring animator will want to own--and with increasingly affordable tools for digital animation and the vast forum of the Internet for free distribution, animation is becoming more...
London's most successful journalist, Harold Cleaver abandons home, partner, mistresses, and television, in the quest to climb above the noise line, and to get beyond the interminable clamour of the public voice. Weeks later,...
Nicholas and the Gang
UK edition. The fourth volume of stories about the cheeky French schoolboy.
Begins with a vivid account of the coronation of Emperor Ras Tafari - Haile Selassie I, King of Kings. This title continues with subsequent travels in throughout Africa, where natives rub shoulders with eccentric expatriates; and,...
Read the number one Scandinavian crime bestseller taking the world by storm
This is Jane, Jim
Jim's got a new sister and he doesn't think she's at all lovely. No one has time to cook Jim's favourite eggy or read, and Jim is very cross indeed. But, that's until one night when he's the only one who hears little Jane crying.
Jorge Luis Borges: A Writer on the Edge
Jorge Luis Borges is generally acknowledged to be one of the 20th century's most significant writers. But, the fact that he is an Argentine writer is rarely discussed. This is an introduction to the work of Jorge Luis Borges.
A Model American
In early 1970 a small plane, en route to Angkor Wat, mysteriously disappears over the Cambodian jungle. Piloted by an American hippie, the passengers are Bill Bolton, a US businessman, his wife Marjorie, their guide a young...
In ways no guide book can achieve, these twenty absorbing tales by Italian authors including Boccaccio, Giacomo Casanova, and Pier-Paolo Pasolini offer the delight of exploring one of the world's most unique cities thorough a wide...
Miss Garnet’s Angel
Salley Vicker's sensational debut novel, 'Miss Garnet's Angel' is a voyage of discovery; a novel about Venice but also the rich story of the explosive possibilities of change in all of us at any time.
Aesthetic Formations: Media, Religion, and the Senses
This book examines the incorporation of newly accessible mass media into practices of religious mediation in a variety of settings including the Pentecostal Church and Islamic movements, as well as the use of religious forms and...
The Turkish-Israeli Relationship: Changing Ties of Middle Eastern Outsiders
Turkey and Israel are two of the most important countries in the Middle East, but also are outsiders to the region for political and cultural reasons. Here Bengio examines the historic, geo-strategic and political-cultural roots...
Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters, and Seymour: An Introduction
The author writes: The two long pieces in this book originally
came out in The New Yorker ? RAISE HIGH THE ROOF BEAM, CARPENTERS
in 1955, SEYMOUR ? An Introduction in 1959. Whatever their
differences in mood or effect, they are...
Know What I Mean?: Reflections on Hip-hop
Dubbed the Hip-Hop Intellectual by critics and fans for his pioneering explorations of rap music in the academy and beyond, Dyson probes the most compelling and controversial dimensions of hip-hop culture.
Poems: New and Collected
Described by Robert Hass as unquestionably one of the great living European poets and by Charles Simic as one of the finest poets living today, Szymborska mesmerizes her readers with poetry that captivates their minds and...
Seven special editions of Margaret Atwood's finest novels, published to celebrate her 70th birthday
My Mother Is So Smart!
Through the heartfelt words of a little boy awed by all the things his mom can do, this glowing celebration of mothers has a universal appeal that will make young readers everywhere want to share it with their own moms. Full...
Put Out More Flags
Upper-class scoundrel Basil Seal, mad, bad and dangerous to know, creates havoc wherever he goes, much to the despair of the three women in his life - his sister, mother and mistress. And when Neville Chamberlain declares war on...
Culture, Identity, and Islamic Schooling: A Philosophical Approach
Merry elaborates an ideal type of Islamic philosophy of education in order to examine the specific challenges that Islamic schools face, comparing the different educational realities facing Muslim populations in the Netherlands,...
Satirist Zoschenko (1896 -1958) began publishing his topical,
colloquial short stories to wild popularity in Soviet newspapers
beginning in 1923; many appear here in English for the first time,
in Hicks's lively, masterful...
Food Wine Burgundy: A Terroir Guide
Burgundy's lush scenery distills the essence of French terroir. Three rivers keep Burgundy's handsome hills green year-round, and each of its sub-regions has a distinctive character where the architecture and art reflect this...
Being Present: Growing Up in Hitler’s Germany
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...
Special Assignments: The Further Adventures of Erast Fandorin
The book that brought Akunin to bestseller status in Russia, this collection features two new adventures for Akunins dashing sleuth, Erast Fandorin.
Franz Kafka's The Castle is one of the greatest modern novels, famous for its dreamlike quality and its richness of interpretative possibility.
When Kojima, an elite banker resigns from his job to help a cousin manage Ishiei, a supermarket in one of Japan's provincial cities, a host of problems ensue. Store employees are stealing products, the books are in disarray, and...
The Heather Blazing
It is impossible to read Toibin without being moved, touched and finally changed' Independent on Sunday
The life of Eastern European communist dissidents, workers and
intellectuals may already seem like ancient history to a younger
generation speeding into the 21st century. But there's still a lot
to be learned by listening to...
Have You Seen… ?: A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
Including masterpieces, oddities, guilty pleasures, and classics (with just a few disasters) --Cover.
Nobel Prize winner Jose Saramago's last novel: a radical re-telling of the biblical story of Cain and Abel
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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...
Italy Dish by Dish: A Comprehensive Guide to Eating in Italy
The new translation of Mangia Italiano, a definitive and essential Italian-food resource never before published in English
Cities of the Plain
In the fall of 1952, John Grady Cole and Billy Parham are cowboys on a New Mexico ranch encroached upon from the north by the military. On the southern horizon are the mountains of Mexico, where one of the men is drawn again and...
Gallop! The Game
Gallop! The Game is based on the Scanimation book by Rufus Butler Seder. Open the magical Scanimation door to see which animal will move on each round and soon you'll be strutting, galloping and fluttering along as you race...
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...
Russian Architecture and the West
Shows the development of Russian architecture as a part of the history of Western architecture. This book analyses Russian buildings in relation to developments in European art, pointing out where familiar European features are...
Decline and Fall
Sent down from Oxford for indecent behaviour, Paul Pennyfeather embarks on a series of bizarre adventures that start in a minor public school and end in one of HM prisons.
Dracula (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition).
Women of Our Time: An Album of Twentieth-century Photographs
'Women of Our Time' gather 75 stunning portraits and engaging biographies of women who have helped to define the modern age and includes rarely seen photographs of Marilyn Monroe, Helena Rubenstein, Joan Baez and many others.
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...
A Dead Hand: A Crime in Calcutta
Jerry Delfont leads an aimless life in Calcutta, struggling in vain against his writer's block, or dead hand. Then he receives a mysterious letter asking for his help, in this atmospheric and masterful novel.
The Cambridge Companion to Don DeLillo
An overview of the works and career of the postmodern American author of White Noise and Underworld.
Into Thin Air
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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...
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...
A Family Matter
Examines various aspects of the human condition. This title starts close to home, following a family as it gathers to observe the ninetieth birthday of its patriarch.
Demagogue: The Fight to Save Democracy from Its Worst Enemies
This book considers demagogues, or tyrants who owe their initial rise to democratic support, from the brutal Cleon in ancient Athens to George W. Bush's naIve democratic experiment in Iraq and beyond, weaving stories about some of...
A Billion Wicked Thoughts: What the World’s Largest Experiment Reveals about Human Desire
Following in the footsteps of Alfred Kinsey, two maverick neuroscientists present an explosive, no-holds-barred report on sexual desire, based on the world's largest experiment on human behavior--the Internet.
White House 3d Puzzle
A 64 piece 3D puzzle of America's White House.
Statue Of Liberty 3d Puzzle
This kit has 39 pieces and is over 23cm tall. It has authentic
details, museum quality, no glue required, easy to assemble, sturdy
construction & makes a great souvenir.
The 18th century Venetian painter Giambattista Tiepolo spent his life executing commissions in churches, palaces, and villas, often covering vast ceilings like those at the Wurzburg Residenz in Germany. This work states that...
The Three-Pound Enigma: The Human Brain and the Quest to Unlock Its Mysteries
At only three pounds--80 percent of which is water--how is the human brain capable of outstripping the computational and storage capacities of the most complex computer?
This Side of Paradise
Published in 1920, when the author was just twenty-three, This
Side of Paradise recounts the education of a youth, and to this
universal story Fitzgerald brings the promise of everything that
was new in the vigorous, restless...
Diversity and Direction in Psychoanalytic Technique
New diversity in psychoanalytic technique offers analysts and therapists a wide array of treatment options. In this book, the author urges clinicians to be flexible and integrative as they select, test and then use or reject...
The Illustrious Dead: The Terrifying Story of How Typhus Killed Napoleon’s Greatest Army
At the height of his power, Napoleon was unstoppable. But the tiny typhus microbe would test Napoleon to his limit. This work tells the tale of these two unstoppable historical forces meeting on the road to Moscow in a clash of...
Eiffel Tower 3d Puzzle
Make a 48cm high 3D puzzle of the Eiffel Tower.
Empire State 3d Puzzle
46 cm tall and 55 pieces this is a sturdy museum quality
The Super-organism: The Beauty, Elegance, and Strangeness of Insect Societies
Demonstrates that the study of the superorganism has led to various developments in our understanding of how the transitions between such levels have occurred in evolution and how life has progressed from simple to complex forms.
Explore with Thomas
Follows Thomas as he puffs around the Island of Sodor. This title allows you to build the 3D scene that Thomas travels through every time you turn the page.
The Tales of Beedle the Bard
A richly magical collection of tales from J. K. Rowling that will satisfy fans and new readers alike GBP1.61 from every sale of Bloomsbury's edition of The Tales of Beedle the Bard will be donated to the Children's High Level...
Storm and Conquest
By 1809, the Indian Ocean was the final battleground for Nelson's Navy and the French fleet. At stake was Britain's commercial lifeline to India. In one fatal season, the natural order of maritime power since Trafalgar was...
Whiteness in Zimbabwe: Race, Landscape, and the Problem of Belonging
European settler societies have a long history of establishing a sense of belonging and entitlement outside Europe, but Zimbabwe has proven to be the exception to the rule. Arriving in the 1890s, white settlers never comprised...
The Sixties: Diaries, Volume Two: 1960-1969
Originally published in Great Britain in 2010 by Chatto & Windus --T.p. verso.
Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People
From America's most delightfully unconventional hostess and the bestselling author of I Like You comes a new book that will forever change the way we think about crafting.
See What I’m Saying: The Extraordinary Powers of Our Five Senses
Looking at the science that explains the hidden powers of the five senses and how to harness their potential, this title explores the abilities that few of us know we have. It examines how the brain uses subtle information to...
Mike Nicholls A Work In Progress
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Revolution in the Air: The Songs of Bob Dylan, 1957-1973
A comprehensive book on Bob Dylan's song lyrics, this volume arranges the more than 300 songs by the date they were actually written rather than when they appeared on albums.
Rebels and Traitors
Set against the terrible struggle of the English Civil War and the dark plots of the Commonwealth, this title tells the story of soldiers, adventurers, aristocrats and kings, tradesmen, politicians, radicals and scavengers - and...
Planisphere: New Poems
BreathlikeJust as the day could use another hour, I need another idea. Not a conceptor a slogan. Something more like a rutmade thousands of years ago by one of the firstwheels as it rolled along. It never came backto see...
War photographer Sean Smith has covered the major conflicts of the past few years, from the Middle East to the Congo. This title brings together some of his finest work, and offers both a chronicle of major flashpoints and insight...
In this superb and original memoir, Anna Goldsworthy recalls her first steps towards a life in music, from childhood piano lessons with a local rock muso to international fame as a concert pianist. As she discovers passion and...
Repertory Of Dutch And Flemish Paintings In Italin Public Collections
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Boyd's electric follow-up to his award-winning work Restless is a profound and gripping novel about the fragility of social identity, the corruption at the heart of big business, and the secrets hidden in the underbelly of every...
Norman Foster: A Life in Architecture
A biography of Lord Foster, one of the world's foremost architects, written with his full co-operation.
From an award-winning author comes a new collection of stories that is even more compelling and accomplished than his previous work.
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