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 Special priceRecipes from an Italian Summer

Recipes from an Italian Summer

Francesca Bazzurro, Mary Consonni, Joel Meyerowitz

380 summer recipes for all lovers of Italian food.

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 Special priceParis in Love

Paris in Love

Eloisa James

In 2009, New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James took a leap that many people dream about: she sold her house, took a sabbatical from her job as a Shakespeare professor, and moved her family to Paris. Paris in Love: A...

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 Special priceVictor Hugo: Les Misérables – From Page to Stage

Victor Hugo: Les Misérables – From Page to Stage

Tim Fisher, Anaïs Lellouche

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

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 Special priceThe Art of the First Fleet

The Art of the First Fleet

Lisa Di Tommaso

In 1788, nearly 1,500 people on 11 sailing ships came ashore at Port Jackson in Australia after a gruelling four-month journey from England. This collection of vessels later became known as the First Fleet, and those who sailed in...

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 Special priceClarice Cliff

Clarice Cliff

Lynn Knight

The first full-length biography of the Art Deco potter Clarice Cliff

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 Special priceAntifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder

Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Just as human bones get stronger when subjected to stress and tension, many things in life benefit from stress, disorder, volatility, and turmoil. In this title, the author shows that highly improbable and unpredictable events...

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 Special priceAustralian Architecture Now

Australian Architecture Now

David Jackson, Professor Chris Johnson

Recording some 200 of the most significant structures and places, this volume presents Australian architecture produced during the unprecedented building boom of the mid- to late-1990s.

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 Special priceThe Mind and Times of Reg Mombassa

The Mind and Times of Reg Mombassa

Murray Waldren

Christopher O'Doherty, aka Reg Mombassa, has infiltrated our culture for more than thirty years with a unique, laconic view of our world - and of his. Yet, long before he became a Mental or transformed shirts into collector's...

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 Special priceThe Great Empires of Asia

The Great Empires of Asia

Jim Masselos

From the beginning of the modern era in 1500 CE, Western history has placed Europe at the center of worldwide political, economic, and cultural dynamism. But long before the European powers began to encroach upon the East, Asia...

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 Special priceAutumn in the Heavenly Kingdom

Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom

Stephen R. Platt

This narrative history of China's 19th-century Taiping Rebellion (which cost some 20 million lives) brims with unforgettable characters and vivid recreations of massive and sometimes gruesome battles--a riveting, sweeping, and...

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Vanished Kingdoms: The Rise and Fall of States and Nations

Vanished Kingdoms: The Rise and Fall of States and Nations

Norman Davies

Europe's past is littered with states and kingdoms, large and small, that are scarcely remembered today. And while their names may be unfamiliar--Aragon, Etruria, the Kingdom of the Two Burgundies--their stories should change the...

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Language: The Cultural Tool

Language: The Cultural Tool

Daniel L Everett

A bold and provocative study that presents language not as an innate component of the brain--as most linguists argue--but as a tool unique to each culture worldwide, and as essential to human society as fire.

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 Special priceHow to Think Like a Bat: And 34 Other Really Interesting Uses of Philosophy

How to Think Like a Bat: And 34 Other Really Interesting Uses of Philosophy

Peter Cave

Everything you ever wanted to know about philosophy in 35 bite size chapters.

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Charles Dickens: A Life

Charles Dickens: A Life

Claire Tomalin

The tumultuous life of England's greatest novelist, beautifully rendered by an unparalleled literary biographer. Charles Dickens: A Life gives full measure to Dickens' heroic stature--his huge virtues both as a writer and as a...

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 Special priceThe Modern Art Doodle Book: Create Your Own Masterpiece

The Modern Art Doodle Book: Create Your Own Masterpiece

Allen, Unwin

Try your hand at rivalling the work of the great modern artists. The Modern Art Doodle Book encourages readers to awaken their creativity and emulate the imagination that lies behind every great work of art. Contains iconic pieces...

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 Special priceArt and Queer Culture

Art and Queer Culture

Catherine Lord, Richard Meyer

The definitive account of alternative forms of sexuality in art since 1890.

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New Ways to Kill Your Mother: Writers and Their Families

New Ways to Kill Your Mother: Writers and Their Families

Colm Toibin

In pieces that range from the importance of aunts (and the death of parents) in the English 19th-century novel to the relationship between fathers and sons in the writing of James Baldwin and Barack Obama, this title illuminates...

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 Special priceDefining Contemporary Art: 25 Years in 200 Pivotal Artworks

Defining Contemporary Art: 25 Years in 200 Pivotal Artworks

Daniel Birnbaum, Cornelia H. Butler, Suzanne Cotter, Bice Curiger, Okwui Enwezor

An innovative history of contemporary art told through 200 works that have shaped our era.

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 Special priceAll That is Solid: The Great Housing Disaster

All That is Solid: The Great Housing Disaster

Danny Dorling

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

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 Special priceDante in Love

Dante in Love

A. N. Wilson

In Dante In Love, A. N. Wilson brings to life one of the western canon's most enigmatic figures.

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 Special priceFloating City: Hustlers, Strivers, Dealers, Call Girls and Other Lives in Illicit New York

Floating City: Hustlers, Strivers, Dealers, Call Girls and Other Lives in Illicit New York

Sudhir Venkatesh

Explores New York from high to low, tracing the invisible threads that bind a handful of ambitious urban hustlers, from a Harvard-educated socialite running a high-end escort service to a Harlem crack dealer adapting to changing...

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The Complete Asian Cookbook

The Complete Asian Cookbook

Charmaine Solomon

This is a completely revised and updated edition of Charmaine Solomon's influential and iconic The Complete Asian Cookbook, first published in 1976. It covers 800 classic and contemporary dishes from fifteen countries (India,...

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 Special priceDecoded: A Novel

Decoded: A Novel

Mai Jia

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

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 Special priceThe Map and the Territory 2.0: Risk, Human Nature, and the Future of Forecasting

The Map and the Territory 2.0: Risk, Human Nature, and the Future of Forecasting

Alan Greenspan

Like all of us, Alan Greenspan was forced by the financial crisis of 2008 to question some fundamental assumptions about risk management and economic forecasting. This title integrates the history of economic prediction, and the...

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The Lower River

The Lower River

Paul Theroux

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

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 Special priceAll the King's Men

All the King’s Men

Robert Penn Warren

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

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 Special priceThe Universe within: A Scientific Adventure

The Universe within: A Scientific Adventure

Neil Shubin

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

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 Special priceAn Uncertain Glory: India and Its Contradictions

An Uncertain Glory: India and Its Contradictions

Jean Dreze, Amartya Sen, FBA

Features a passionate, considered argument for the need for a greater understanding of inequalities in India, despite economic development. This book presents an analysis of India's deprivations and inequalities, and also of the...

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 Special pricePermanent Present Tense: The Man with No Memory, and What He Taught the World

Permanent Present Tense: The Man with No Memory, and What He Taught the World

Suzanne Corkin

In 1953, at the age of twenty-seven, Molaison underwent an experimental psychosurgical procedure intended to alleviate his debilitating epilepsy. This title tells the story of the amnesiac Henry Gustave Molaison - known only as H...

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 Special priceThe Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die

The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die

Niall Ferguson

The decline of the West is something that has long been prophesied. Symptoms of decline are all around us today, it seems: slowing growth, crushing debts, aging populations, anti-social behaviour. The author argues that our...

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The Body Economic: Eight Experiments in Economic Recovery, from Iceland to Greece

The Body Economic: Eight Experiments in Economic Recovery, from Iceland to Greece

Sanjay Basu, David Stuckler

Why, it asks, did Sweden experience a fall in suicides during its banking crisis? What triggered a mosquito-borne epidemic in California in 2007? What caused 10 million Russian men to 'disappear' in the 1990s? Why is Greece...

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 Special priceThe Men Who United the States: The Amazing Stories of the Explorers, Inventors and Mavericks Who Made America

The Men Who United the States: The Amazing Stories of the Explorers, Inventors and Mavericks Who Made America

Simon Winchester

From bestselling author Simon Winchester, the extraordinary story of how America was united into a single nation. For more than two centuries, E pluribus unum - out of many, one - has been featured on America's official government...

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 Special priceThe First Bohemians: Life and Art in London's Golden Age

The First Bohemians: Life and Art in London’s Golden Age

Vic Gatrell

The colourful, salacious and sumptuously illustrated story of Covent Garden - the creative heart of Georgian London - from Wolfson Prize-winning author Vic Gatrell.

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 Special priceA Rough Ride to the Future

A Rough Ride to the Future

James Lovelock

Presents a radical vision of humanity's future as the thinking brain of our Earth-system. This book presents the author's reflections on how scientific advances are made, and his own remarkable life as a lone scientist.

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 Special price Read reviewBoyhood Island: My Struggle

Boyhood Island: My Struggle

Karl Ove Knausgaard, Don Bartlett

The third book of the My Struggle cycle is set in a world where children and adults live parallel lives, ones that never meet. With insight and honesty, Karl Ove Knausgaard writes of a child's growing self-awareness, of how events...

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 Special priceThe Valley of Amazement

The Valley of Amazement

Amy Tan

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The new novel from the internationally bestselling author of 'The Joy Luck Club'.

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 Special priceThe Slow Fix: Solve Problems, Work Smarter and Live Better in a Fast World

The Slow Fix: Solve Problems, Work Smarter and Live Better in a Fast World

Carl Honore

What do we do when things go wrong in a fast world? Many of us go for the quick fix that delays the problem rather than solving it. To make real progress we need real solutions - we need to take time for THE SLOW FIX.

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 Special priceBest - Kept Secrets of Italy

Best - Kept Secrets of Italy

Gordon Kerr

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

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 Special priceThe Compatibility Gene

The Compatibility Gene

Daniel M. Davis

Tells a scientific adventure story set in a field of genetic discovery - that of the crucial genes that define our relationships, our health and our individuality. This book shows how the compatibility gene is radically...

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The Lion Sleeps Tonight

The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Rian Malan

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

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 Special priceHothouse: The Art of Survival and the Survival of Art at America's Most Celebrated Publishing House, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux

Hothouse: The Art of Survival and the Survival of Art at America’s Most Celebrated Publishing House, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux

Boris Kachka

Mad Men for the literary world. --Junot Diaz Farrar, Straus and Giroux is arguably the most influential publishing house of the modern era. Home to an unrivaled twenty-five Nobel Prize winners and generation-defining authors like...

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 Special priceOur Necessary Shadow: The Nature and Meaning of Psychiatry

Our Necessary Shadow: The Nature and Meaning of Psychiatry

Tom Burns

A lot is written about psychiatry and the things it deals with, but very little that describes psychiatry itself. Why should there be such a need? There isn't a raft of books explaining all the other branches of medicine. But for...

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 Special priceSaul Steinberg

Saul Steinberg

Deirdre Bair

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

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Open City

Open City

Teju Cole

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

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 Special priceTime Reborn: From the Crisis in Physics to the Future of the Universe

Time Reborn: From the Crisis in Physics to the Future of the Universe

Lee Smolin

Nothing seems more real than time passing. We experience life itself as a succession of moments. We identify certain truths as 'eternal' constants, from moral principles to the laws of mathematics and nature: these are laws that...

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

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

Joanna Bourke

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

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 Special priceVolcano

Volcano

Endo Shusaku, Richard A. Schuchert

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

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 Special priceI am Lazarus

I am Lazarus

Anna Kavan

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

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 Special priceFrom the Ruins of Empire: The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia

From the Ruins of Empire: The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia

Pankaj Mishra

Offers an account of how China, India and the Muslim World are remaking the world in their own image. This title tells the story of a remarkable group of men from across the continent who met the challenge of the West.

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 Special priceWhen I Whistle

When I Whistle

Endo Shusaku

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

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 Special priceBoomerang: The Meltdown Tour

Boomerang: The Meltdown Tour

Michael Lewis

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...

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Mohsin Hamid

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

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 Read reviewFreedom

Freedom

Jonathan Franzen

The new novel from the author of The Corrections.

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 Special priceSuperfreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance

Superfreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance

Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner

Intends to uncover some of the hidden truths about our world, from terrorism to shark attacks, cable TV to hurricanes. This title asks such questions as : what's a sure-fire way to catch a terrorist; are people hard-wired for...

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 Special priceCreamier: Contemporary Art in Culture: 10 Curators, 100 Contemporary Artists, 10 Sources

Creamier: Contemporary Art in Culture: 10 Curators, 100 Contemporary Artists, 10 Sources

Elena Filipovic, Douglas Fogle, Yukie Kamiya, Zolghadr Tirdad, Chus Martinez

The most up-to-date global survey of today's most significant emerging artists.

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Design In Nature How The Constructal Law Governs Evolution In Biology Physics Technology And Social Organization

Design In Nature How The Constructal Law Governs Evolution In Biology Physics Technology And Social Organization

Adrian Bejan (Duke Univ. Duke Univ., Durham, North Carolina Duke University, Durham, NC Duke Univ. Duke Univ. Duke Univ., Durham, North Carolina), J Peder Zane

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...

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 Special priceThe Great Upheaval: The Birth of the Modern World, 1788-1800

The Great Upheaval: The Birth of the Modern World, 1788-1800

Jay Winik

An extraordinarily gripping and sweeping account of the decade that made the modern world, when the pieces were in flux as never before.

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 Read reviewWoes of the True Policeman

Woes of the True Policeman

Roberto Bolano, Natasha Wimmer

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

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 Special price Read reviewHotel Iris

Hotel Iris

Yoko Ogawa, Stephen Snyder

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

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 Special priceToujours Tingo: Extraordinary Words to Change the Way We See the World

Toujours Tingo: Extraordinary Words to Change the Way We See the World

Adam Jacot de Boinod

Drawing on the collective wisdom of over 280 languages, this book is suitable for those who are interested in words, language or the world around them.

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 Special priceThe Lovemakers

The Lovemakers

Alan Wearne

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

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The Best of Frank O'Connor

The Best of Frank O'Connor

Frank O'Connor, Julian Barnes

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

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Both Flesh and Not

Both Flesh and Not

David Foster Wallace

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

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 Special priceEat - The Little Book of Fast Food

Eat - The Little Book of Fast Food

Nigel Slater

From the BBC One presenter and author of 'The Kitchen Diaries', this beautiful and easy-to-use book contains over 600 recipe ideas and is your essential go-to for what to cook every day.

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 Read reviewDon't Get Too Comfortable: The Indignities of Coach Class, the Torments of Low Thread Count, the Never-Ending Quest for Artisanal Olive Oil, and Other First World Problems

Don’t Get Too Comfortable: The Indignities of Coach Class, the Torments of Low Thread Count, the Never-Ending Quest for Artisanal Olive Oil, and Other First World Problems

David Rakoff

Rakoff takes readers on a bitingly funny grand tour of the culture of excess. He shows that far from being bobos in paradise, mankind is in a special circle of gilded-age hell.

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God's Jury: The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World

God’s Jury: The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World

Cullen Murphy

The acclaimed author of Are We Rome? brings his highly praised blend of deep research, colorful travelogue, and insightful political analysis to a new history of the Inquisition.

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 Special priceFreemasonry: Symbols, Secrets, Significance

Freemasonry: Symbols, Secrets, Significance

W.Kirk MacNulty

Written by a practising Freemason, this illustrated survey explores the origins, history, beliefs and symbolism of the famously secretive and often misunderstood Order.

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 Special pricePanorama of the Classical World

Panorama of the Classical World

Nigel Spivey, Michael Squire

The starting-point for everything we understand about philosophy, science, literature and art, the world of ancient Greece and Rome makes an extraordinary story in its own right. This book brings Greeks, Etruscans and Romans to...

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 Special priceThe Circle

The Circle

Dave Eggers

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

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 Special priceThe Best Australian Stories 2013

The Best Australian Stories 2013

Kim Scott

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

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 Special priceBonkers: My Life in Laughs

Bonkers: My Life in Laughs

Jennifer Saunders

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

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 Special priceChambers Biographical Dictionary

Chambers Biographical Dictionary

Chambers

All the people you'll ever want to know about

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 Special priceMusic at Midnight: The Life and Poetry of George Herbert

Music at Midnight: The Life and Poetry of George Herbert

John Drury

Sets the poetry in the whole context of the poet's life and times, so that the reader can understand the frame of mind and kind of society which produced it, and depth can be added to the narrative of Herbert's life.

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

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

Cheryl Strayed

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

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 Special priceTop Walks in New South Wales

Top Walks in New South Wales

Ken Eastwood, Explore Australia

A travel guide for walks around New South Wales.

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 Special priceCatastrophe: Europe Goes to War 1914

Catastrophe: Europe Goes to War 1914

Sir Max Hastings

The Amazon History Book of the Year 2013 is a magisterial chronicle of the calamity that befell Europe in 1914 as the continent shifted from the glamour of the Edwardian era to the tragedy of total war.

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 Special pricePinocchio

Pinocchio

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

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

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 Special price Read reviewWool

Wool

Hugh Howey

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...

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 Special priceEdward III and the Triumph of England: The Battle of Crecy and the Company of the Garter

Edward III and the Triumph of England: The Battle of Crecy and the Company of the Garter

Richard Barber

The young Edward III's triumph would launch both countries, as we now know, into a grim cycle of some 90 years of further fighting ending with English defeat, but after Crecy anything seemed possible. It was to enshrine this...

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 Special priceCharles Rennie Mackintosh Masterpieces of Art

Charles Rennie Mackintosh Masterpieces of Art

Gordon Kerr, Tamsin Pickeral

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

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 Special priceGustav Klimt Masterpieces of Art

Gustav Klimt Masterpieces of Art

Susie Hodge, James Peacock

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

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 Special priceA History of Cricket in 100 Objects

A History of Cricket in 100 Objects

Gavin Mortimer

From the Ashes Urn to a Currant Bun: a journey through three hundred and fifty cricketing years - of triumphs, controversies and quips - in 100 definitive objects.

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 Special priceSilence: A Christian History

Silence: A Christian History

Diarmaid MacCulloch

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

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 Special priceThese Wonderful Rumours!: A Young Schoolteacher's Wartime Diaries 1939-1945

These Wonderful Rumours!: A Young Schoolteacher’s Wartime Diaries 1939-1945

May Smith, Juliet Gardiner

'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...

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 Special pricePaul Klee Masterpieces of Art

Paul Klee Masterpieces of Art

Susie Hodge, James Peacock

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

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 Special priceSisterland

Sisterland

Curtis Sittenfeld

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

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 Special priceAngelina's Cinderella

Angelina’s Cinderella

Katharine Holabird, Helen Craig

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

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 Special priceJ.M.W. Turner Masterpieces of Art

J.M.W. Turner Masterpieces of Art

Rosalind Ormiston, James Peacock

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...

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 Special priceShackleton's Epic: Recreating the World's Greatest Journey of Survival

Shackleton’s Epic: Recreating the World’s Greatest Journey of Survival

Tim Jarvis

'Never for me the lowered banner, never the last endeavour' SIR ERNEST SHACKLETON

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 Special priceReadings and Writings: Forty Years in Books

Readings and Writings: Forty Years in Books

Jason Cotter

Readings and Writings is a collection of new Australian short stories from writers who have been involved with Readings over the years. All have contributed freely to celebrate the shop and its achievements, and to...

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 Special priceMy Barcelona Kitchen

My Barcelona Kitchen

Sophie Ruggles

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

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Paper: An Elegy

Paper: An Elegy

Ian Sansom

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

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 Special priceHandmade Houses and Other Buildings: The World of Vernacular Architecture

Handmade Houses and Other Buildings: The World of Vernacular Architecture

John May, Anthony J. S. Reid

Vernacular architecture is built from local materials that are readily to hand. This title looks at everyday structures all over the world, from whatever wood, grass, earth or stone that was to hand, in ways that offered practical...

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 Special priceThe New Granta Book of Travel

The New Granta Book of Travel

Liz Jobey

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

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Bob Dylan Revisited

Bob Dylan Revisited

Bob Dylan

Mesmerized by the power of Bob Dylan's lyrics and intrigued by the possibilities of translating his enigmatic personality into art, 13 leading graphic artists have banded together to create this illustrated testament to the vision...

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 Special priceLentil as Anything

Lentil as Anything

Fernando, Shanaka

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...

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 Special priceMaurice Sendak: A Celebration of the Artist and His Work

Maurice Sendak: A Celebration of the Artist and His Work

Justin G. Schiller, Dennis M. V. David, Leonard S. Marcus

Maurice Sendak is celebrated in this full-colour catalogue of more than 200 images and 12 essays from noted scholars. Maurice Sendak: A Celebration of the Artist and His Work is a deeply personal and thoughtful tribute to a...

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I'm Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen

I’m Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen

Sylvie Simmons

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

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 Special priceThe Universe in the Landscape: Landforms by Charles Jencks

The Universe in the Landscape: Landforms by Charles Jencks

Charles Jencks

In this sequel to his acclaimed Garden of Cosmic Speculation, Charles Jencks explains the complex cosmic and historical metaphors underlying his work in the field of land art.

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

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

Peter Watson

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

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 Special priceGillespie and I

Gillespie and I

Jane Harris

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

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 Special priceFuture Perfect: The Case For Progress In A Networked Age

Future Perfect: The Case For Progress In A Networked Age

Steven Johnson

Provides a compelling portrait of a new model of political change that is already on the rise, and shows that despite Western political systems hopelessly gridlocked by old ideas, change for the better can happen, and that new...

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 Special priceThe Orphan Master's Son

The Orphan Master’s Son

Adam Johnson

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.

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In the Company of Rilke: Why a 20th-Century Visionary Poet Speaks So Eloquently to 21st-Century Readers

In the Company of Rilke: Why a 20th-Century Visionary Poet Speaks So Eloquently to 21st-Century Readers

Stephanie Dowrick

Connecting to your inner life through the transformative poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke.

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At Last

At Last

Edward St Aubyn

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

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Napoleon: The Path to Power

Napoleon: The Path to Power

Dr Philip Dwyer (University of Newcastle, Australia)

This authoritative biography focuses on the evolution of Napoleon as a leader and debunks many of the myths that are often repeated about him--often propagated by Napoleon himself--and provides a fascinating new perspective on one...

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The French Slow Cooker

The French Slow Cooker

Michele Scicolone

With a slow cooker, even novices can turn out dishes that taste as though they came straight out of the kitchen of a French grandmere. The author, who showed home cooks how to prepare extraordinary Italian fare in the slow cooker,...

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 Special priceVichy and the Eternal Feminine: A Contribution to a Political Sociology of Gender

Vichy and the Eternal Feminine: A Contribution to a Political Sociology of Gender

Francine Muel-Dreyfus, Kathleen A. Johnson

Presents an examination of the political and social construction of gender under the Vichy regime. This book argues that the regime used symbolic violence to reshape a liberal culture once based on individual rights into one of...

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Natural Woman

Natural Woman

Carole King

A memoir by the iconic singer-songwriter about her beginnings in Brooklyn through her remarkable success as one of the world's most acclaimed musical talents. Includes dozens of photos from King's family and behind-the-scenes...

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 Special priceDearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child

Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child

Bob Spitz

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

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Perlmann's Silence

Perlmann’s Silence

Pascal Mercier, Shaun Whiteside

A novel about one man's attempt to extricate himself from his featureless existence and find a life of passion and danger.

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 Special priceAncient Thailand

Ancient Thailand

Nicoletta Celli

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...

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No Time Like the Present

No Time Like the Present

Nadine Gordimer

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

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 Special priceThe Art-Architecture Complex

The Art-Architecture Complex

Hal Foster

Leading art theorist analyzes the global style in art and architecture.

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 Special priceAmerica: Painting a Nation

America: Painting a Nation

Angela Miller, Chris McAuliffe

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

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 Special priceWild: A Journey from Lost to Found

Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found

Cheryl Strayed

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...

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 Special priceThe Glorious Art of Peace: From the Iliad to Iraq

The Glorious Art of Peace: From the Iliad to Iraq

John Gittings

A ground-breaking history of the arts of peace, from Confucius and Ancient Greece through to the 21st century, opening an alternative window on history to show the strength of the case for peace which has been argued from ancient...

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Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America's Most Perilous Year

Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America’s Most Perilous Year

David Von Drehle, Von Drehle, Dave Von Drehle

Von Drehle has chosen a critical year ('the most eventful year in American history' and the year Lincoln rose to greatness), done his homework, and written a spirited account. N Publishers Weekly.

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 Read reviewBring Up the Bodies

Bring Up the Bodies

Hilary Mantel, Mantel

The sequel to Mantel's 2009 Man Booker Prize winner and New York Times -bestseller Wolf Hall delves into the heart of Tudor history with the downfall of Anne Boleyn.

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 Special priceThe Forum and the Tower: How Scholars and Politicians Have Imagined the World, from Plato to Eleanor Roosevelt

The Forum and the Tower: How Scholars and Politicians Have Imagined the World, from Plato to Eleanor Roosevelt

Mary Ann Glendon

The Forum and the Tower tackles a fascinating and perennial topic: the relationship between the academy and the world of politics. For all the talk about the remoteness of ivory tower ideas from 'the real world,' it is the case...

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 Special price Read reviewThe Twelve

The Twelve

Justin Cronin

The epic story of THE PASSAGE continues

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 Special priceGoddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right

Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right

Jennifer Burns

Drawing on unprecedented access to Ayn Rand's private papers and original, unedited journals, Burns offers a groundbreaking reassessment of this key cultural figure, examining her life, her ideas, and her impact on conservative...

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 Special priceEverything You Ever Wanted to Know About Classical Music But Were Too Afraid to Ask

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Classical Music But Were Too Afraid to Ask

D. Henley, S. Jackson

More than 1,000 Years of the World's Createst Classical Music Packed into One Book.

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Room: A Novel

Room: A Novel

Emma Donoghue

Told entirely in the language of the energetic, pragmatic five-year-old Jack, Room is a celebration of resilience and the limitless bond between parent and child, a brilliantly executed novel about what it means to journey from...

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 Special priceMaps and Legends

Maps and Legends

Michael Chabon

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

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 Special priceMadrid Tales

Madrid Tales

Helen Constantine, Margaret Jull Costa

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

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 Special priceThe Third Reich

The Third Reich

Roberto Bolano

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

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Finishing the Hat: Collected Lyrics (1954-1981) with Attendant Comments, Principles, Heresies, Grudges, Whines and Anecdotes

Finishing the Hat: Collected Lyrics (1954-1981) with Attendant Comments, Principles, Heresies, Grudges, Whines and Anecdotes

Stephen Sondheim

The winner of seven Tonys, seven Grammys, an Oscar, and a Pulitzer Prize, Sondheim has become synonymous with the best in musical theater. Finishing the Hat not only collects his lyrics for the first time, but provides a rare,...

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 Special priceA Feminist Reader in Early Cinema

A Feminist Reader in Early Cinema

Jennifer M. Bean, Diane Negra

Marks a new era of feminist film scholarship. This title collects twenty essays that demonstrate how feminist historiographies at once alter and enrich ongoing debates over visuality and identification, authorship, stardom, and...

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 Special priceThe Parson

The Parson

Anna Kavan

In this, a recently discovered manuscript from Kavan's late period, a tragic love story unfolds against a visionary landscape. This is less a tale of unrequited love than an exploration of divided selves, momentarily locked in an...

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Two Friends

Two Friends

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

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

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Look, I Made a Hat: Collected Lyrics (1981-2011) with Attendant Comments, Amplifications, Dogmas, Harangues, Digressions, Anecdotes and Miscellany

Look, I Made a Hat: Collected Lyrics (1981-2011) with Attendant Comments, Amplifications, Dogmas, Harangues, Digressions, Anecdotes and Miscellany

Stephen Sondheim

Sondheim returns with the second volume of his collected lyrics, giving us another remarkable glimpse into his life's work--and into his life. He richly annotates his lyrics with personal and theater history, discussions of his...

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 Special priceWho Was Jacques Derrida?: An Intellectual Biography

Who Was Jacques Derrida?: An Intellectual Biography

David Mikics

A biography of Derrida that provides the full-scale appraisal of his career, his influence, and his philosophical roots. It defines his crucial importance as the ambassador of 'theory', the phenomenon that has had a profound...

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Counterpath: Travelling with Jacques Derrida

Counterpath: Travelling with Jacques Derrida

Jacques Derrida, Catherine Malabou, David Wills

This is a collaborative work by Catharine Malabou and Jacques Derrida that answers to the gamble inherent in the idea of travelling with the philosopher of deconstruction. The work is punctuated by a series of postcards received...

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 Special priceThe Origins of Sex: A History of the First Sexual Revolution

The Origins of Sex: A History of the First Sexual Revolution

Faramerz Dabhoiwala

For most of western history, all sex outside marriage was illegal. Between 1600 and 1800, this entire world-view was shattered by revolutionary new ideas. This book shows that the creation of this modern culture of sex was a...

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 Special priceAlberta and Jacob

Alberta and Jacob

Cora Sandel, Elizabeth Rokkan

First published in 1926, ALBERTA AND JACOB is a partly autobiographical depiction of a young woman's rebellion against the narrow values and repressed barbarity of a struggling Protestant bourgeoise at the turn of the nineteenth...

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The 20th Century in Poetry

The 20th Century in Poetry

Michael Hulse (Warwick University), Simon Rae

The history of the twentieth century as seen through the eyes of the greatest poets of our time.

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 Special priceA Small Circus

A Small Circus

Hans Fallada

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

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 Special priceThe Unknown Nation: Australia After Empire

The Unknown Nation: Australia After Empire

James Curran, Stuart Ward

An illuminating history of Australia's putative 'search' for national identity that documents how the receding ties of empire and Britishness posed an unprecedented dilemma as Australians lost their traditional ways of defining...

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The Marriage Plot

The Marriage Plot

Jeffrey Eugenides

There is no happiness in love, except at the end of an English novel. Anthony Trollope

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 Special priceMusic and Sentiment

Music and Sentiment

Charles Rosen

How does a work of music stir the senses, creating feelings of joy, sadness, elation, or nostalgia? This title reveals how composers from Bach to Berg have used sound to represent and communicate emotion in mystifyingly beautiful...

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 Special priceCitizen Labillardiere: A Naturalist's Life in Revolution and Exploration (1755-1834)

Citizen Labillardiere: A Naturalist’s Life in Revolution and Exploration (1755-1834)

Edward Duyker

Jacques-Julien Houtou de Labillardiere was one of the great traveller-naturalists of the eighteenth century. This work offers a comprehensive study of this naturalist, revealing a committed republican who was shaped by the...

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 Special priceThe Sweeter Side of R. Crumb

The Sweeter Side of R. Crumb

Robert Crumb

The nasty, negative, misanthropic comic genius proves he has a sweet side.

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 Special priceCapital

Capital

John Lanchester

From the best-selling author of The Debt to Pleasure, a sweeping social novel set at the height of the financial crisis.

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 Special priceWalking in the Shade: Volume Two of My Autobiography, 1949-62

Walking in the Shade: Volume Two of My Autobiography, 1949-62

Doris Lessing

The second volume of the autobiography of Doris Lessing, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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 Special priceThe Zenith

The Zenith

Duong Thu Huong, Stephen B Young, Hoa Pham Young, Nguyen N Bich

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...

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The Toaster Project, or, a Heroic Attempt to Build a Simple Electric Appliance from Scratch

The Toaster Project, or, a Heroic Attempt to Build a Simple Electric Appliance from Scratch

Thomas Thwaites

Where do our things really come from? China is the most common answer, but Thomas Thwaites decided he wanted to know more. In The Toaster Project, Thwaites asks what lies behind the smooth buttons on a mobile phone or the...

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The Best American Nonrequired Reading

The Best American Nonrequired Reading

Dave Eggers, Guillermo del Toro

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

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 Special priceFlannery: A Life of Flannery O'Connor

Flannery: A Life of Flannery O'Connor

Brad Gooch

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).

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 Special priceA People's History of London

A People’s History of London

John Rees, Lindsey German

The global city of revolutionaries and radicals in exile, in a new history-from-below.

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 Special priceCambodia After the Khmer Rouge: Inside the Politics of Nation Building

Cambodia After the Khmer Rouge: Inside the Politics of Nation Building

Evan R. Gottesman (Former Resident Liason and Deputy Director The American Bar Association Cambodia Law and Democracy Project)

This work tells of the events and personalities that shaped Cambodian history during the 13-year period between the overthrow of the Khmer Rouge regime in 1979 and the signing of the 1991 peace accords that resulted in...

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Alexis de Tocqueville: A Life

Alexis de Tocqueville: A Life

Professor Hugh Brogan

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.

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The Crossing

The Crossing

Cormac McCarthy

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

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Here on Earth: A Natural History of the Planet

Here on Earth: A Natural History of the Planet

Tim Flannery

Beginning at the moment of creation with the Big Bang, Here on Earth explores the evolution of Earth from a galactic cloud of dust and gas to a planet with a metallic core and early signs of life within a billion years of being...

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 Special priceBinky Brown Meets the Holy Virgin Mary

Binky Brown Meets the Holy Virgin Mary

Justin Green

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

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The Retrospective

The Retrospective

Abraham B Yehoshua

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

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The Magic Toyshop

The Magic Toyshop

Angela Carter, Carmen Callil

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

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The Art Prophets: The Artists, Dealers, and Tastemakers Who Shook the Art World

The Art Prophets: The Artists, Dealers, and Tastemakers Who Shook the Art World

Richard Polsky

In The Art Prophets, Richard Polsky introduces us to influential late twentieth-century dealers and tastemakers in the art world. These risk takers opened doors for artists, identified new movements, and resurrected art forms...

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 Special priceThe Aloe

The Aloe

Katherine Mansfield, Kirsty Gunn

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...

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The Caller

The Caller

Karin Fossum, K E Semmel

One mild summer evening Lily and her husband are enjoying a meal while their baby daughter sleeps peacefully in her pram beneath a maple tree. But when Lily steps outside she is paralysed with terror. The child is bathed in...

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 Special priceEngland's Dreaming Tapes

England’s Dreaming Tapes

Jon Savage

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...

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 Special priceWriter's Workshop

Writer’s Workshop

Stephen Koch

Compiling wisdom and advice from such masters of the craft as Henry James, E. M. Forster, Eudora Welty, and Toni Morrison, this readerly guide to fiction writing provides helpful observations and techniques for would-be fiction...

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 Special pricePenguins (Yale)

Penguins (Yale)

Lloyd Spencer Davis, Martin Renner

Penguins are the world's most easily recognized--and perhaps most appealing--group of birds. Flightless, penguins spend the vast majority of their lives swimming in the sea, yet they cannot shake off their evolutionary past: they...

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Ghost on the Throne: The Death of Alexander the Great and the War for Crown and Empire

Ghost on the Throne: The Death of Alexander the Great and the War for Crown and Empire

Mr James Romm

Alexander the Great, perhaps the most commanding leader in history, united his empire and his army by the titanic force of his will. His death at the age of thirty-two spelled the end of that unity. The story of Alexander's...

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 Special priceThe Name of the Game

The Name of the Game

Will Eisner

An epic tale spanning three generations of power and privilege that explores wealth, marriage and jealousy in a sprawling American dynasty.

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 Special priceRyszard Kapuscinski: The Biography

Ryszard Kapuscinski: The Biography

Artur Domoslawski, Antonia Lloyd-Jones

Definitive biography of one of the most significant journalists of the twentieth century.

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 Special priceOur Girls

Our Girls

Hamilton, Madeleine

Tracks down the swimsuit and glamour models of an earlier era to share their stories. Enriched with first-hand accounts from the models, and letters from their many fans, as well as gorgeous picturs of the girls themselves, this...

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 Special priceThe Legacy of the Second World War

The Legacy of the Second World War

John R. Lukacs

The Second World War was Hitler's war. Yet questions about Hitler's thoughts and his decisions still remain. How did the divisions of Europe - and, consequently, the Cold War - come about? This title addresses these and other...

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 Special priceCuba: Religion, Social Capital, and Development

Cuba: Religion, Social Capital, and Development

Adrian H Hearn

When Cuba's centralized system for providing basic social services began to erode in the early 1990s, Christian and Afro-Cuban religious groups took on new social and political responsibilities. This book analysis how the Cuban...

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Pornografia

Pornografia

Witold Gombrowicz

Two old men visit a country estate and observe the actions and motives of their host's daughter. While they get involved in the goings-on of the household and the (imagined) relationships between the people, their own...

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 Special priceMaggie Cassidy

Maggie Cassidy

Jack Kerouac

A tale of teenage romance in New England. It features the story of Jack and Maggie who are in love with the idea of being in love, looking ahead to marriage with hope and trepidation. It captures the intensity and the ordinariness...

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Austerlitz

Austerlitz

W G Sebald, Anthea Bell (Freelance translator), James Wood (Pennsylvania State University)

Originally published: New York: Random House, c2001.

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 Special priceThe Cambridge Companion to Gunter Grass

The Cambridge Companion to Gunter Grass

Stuart Taberner

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

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 Special priceThe Cambridge Companion to Primo Levi

The Cambridge Companion to Primo Levi

Robert S.C. Gordon

A stimulating overview of the works, life and times of this important twentieth-century writer.

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 Special priceMaurice Guest

Maurice Guest

Henry Handel Richardson, David Pryce-Jones

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using...

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 Special priceThe Jean Baudrillard Reader

The Jean Baudrillard Reader

Steve Redhead, Claire Abel

Jean Baudrillard (1929 - 2007) was a social and cultural theorist known for his trenchant analyses of media and technological communication. This book offers a look at Baudrillard in relation to the intellectual and political...

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Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon

Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon

Jorge Amado, James L Taylor, William L Grossman

In 1925, the arrival of a beautiful mulatto girl named Gabriela from the backlands transforms the lives of many inhabitants of a provincial Brazilian city.

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 Special priceLights Out in Wonderland

Lights Out in Wonderland

D. B. C. Pierre

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...

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Give Me Excess of it

Give Me Excess of it

Richard Gill

Richard Gill is one of Australia's best-known and best-loved musical figures. His career has taken him from a music teacher in Sydney's western suburbs to the Music Director of the Victorian Opera, and along the way an involvement...

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Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories,

Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories,

Wolff

A collection of short stories features the work of Carol Bly, Ann Beattie, Allan Gurganus, Joyce Carol Oates, and others.

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 Special priceThe Changeling

The Changeling

Kenzaburo Oe

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

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Heart Of A Woman

Heart Of A Woman

Angelou Maya Dr.

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Redemption Songs: A Life of the Nineteenth-Century Maori Leader TE Kooti Arikirangi TE Turuki

Redemption Songs: A Life of the Nineteenth-Century Maori Leader TE Kooti Arikirangi TE Turuki

Judith Binney

This book is a biography of a nineteenth-century Maori warrior, prophet, guerrilla fighter and leader. Published in New Zealand in 1996, the book won the prestigious Montana Book of the Year Award, and was runner-up in the...

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Like Water For Chocolate

Like Water For Chocolate

Esquivel Laura

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 Special priceHeidegger's Volk: Between National Socialism and Poetry

Heidegger’s Volk: Between National Socialism and Poetry

James Phillips

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...

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 Special priceAntic Hay

Antic Hay

Aldous Huxley

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...

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The Neruda Case

The Neruda Case

Roberto Ampuero

Originally published in Spanish as El Caso Neruda by La otra orilla/Grupo Norma, Barcelona, Spain --

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 Special priceThe Life of Irene Nemirovsky: 1903-1942

The Life of Irene Nemirovsky: 1903-1942

Olivier Philipponnat, Patrick Lienhardt, Euan Cameron

Meticulously researched passionately felt, this is a remarkable, biography of an exceptional writer, a moving portrait of a woman and of her extraordinary times, and a sweeping saga of a turbulent period of European history,...

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The Complete Postcard Art of Gilbert & George

The Complete Postcard Art of Gilbert & George

Gilbert and George, Michael Bracewell

Nearly four decades of original, subversive, and beautiful Postcard Art is collected in this magnificently packaged two-volume set designed by Gilbert & George.

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 Special priceAncient Light

Ancient Light

John Banville

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 .

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 Special priceAn American Dream

An American Dream

Norman Mailer

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

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 Special priceGranta 111: Going Back

Granta 111: Going Back

John Freeman

'An overwhelmingly powerful force in English writing' - Spectator

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 Special priceHargreaves: The Alchemy of Landscape Architecture

Hargreaves: The Alchemy of Landscape Architecture

George Hargreaves, Julia Czerniak

Hargreaves Associates has been at the forefront of landscape architectural practice since its founding in 1983. This title presents projects from the firm's 25-year history, showing the development of its work from the early days...

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Irish Literary Tradition

Irish Literary Tradition

J.E.Caerwyn Williams, Patrick K. Ford

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

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 Special price1000 Sacred Places

1000 Sacred Places

Christoph Engels

Spanning prehistoric times to the present, 1000 Sacred Places is a richly illustrated guide to the world's most extraordinary spiritual sites.

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 Special priceA Partisan Century: Political Writings from  Partisan Review

A Partisan Century: Political Writings from Partisan Review

Edith Kurzweil

Collects some of the greatest political essays published in Partisan Review since its founding in 1934.

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Illuminations: A Novel of Hildegard Von Bingen

Illuminations: A Novel of Hildegard Von Bingen

Mary Sharratt

From critically acclaimed historical fiction author Mary Sharratt, a novel based on the true story of Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179), who was offered by her parents as a tithe to the Church as a young child and who triumphed to...

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 Special priceWomen, Art and Society

Women, Art and Society

Whitney Chadwick

A reappraisal of the position and work of women artists from the Middle Ages to the present. It examines the way in which women's work has been perceived in the history of Western art - often in direct reference to gender - and...

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 Special priceThe Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

Robert Tressell

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

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The Sealed Letter

The Sealed Letter

Emma Donoghue

From the bestselling author of ROOM comes a delicious tale of secrets, betrayal and forbidden love.

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 Special pricePink Box: Inside Japan's Sex Clubs

Pink Box: Inside Japan’s Sex Clubs

Joan Sinclair, James Farrer

Offers a view into Japan's most elaborate sex clubs. With the sheer number of choices, these clubs offer their clientele every fantasy imaginable. Subway groping, video and comic book character encounters and visits to the nurse...

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 Special priceThe Face of Poetry

The Face of Poetry

Margaretta Mitchell, Zack Rogow

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...

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 Special priceThe White Castle

The White Castle

Lawrence Durrell, Orhan Pamuk, Victoria Holbrook

In the 17th century, a young man sailing from Venice to Naples is taken prisoner by pirates and delivered to the Ottoman Empire in Constantinople. There he is forced into slavery and left in the custody of a brilliant Turkish...

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 Special priceA Conspiracy of Friends: A Corduroy Mansions Novel

A Conspiracy of Friends: A Corduroy Mansions Novel

Alexander McCall Smith

The third novel in McCall's acclaimed series about the colourful inhabitants of Corduroy Mansions, Pimlico. This installment follows the adventures of Oedipus Snark, the nasty Liberal Democrat and his mother Berthea who is writing...

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The Best American Short Stories

The Best American Short Stories

Tom Perrotta, Heidi Pitlor

The Best American Short Stories is the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction. The 2012 edition is guest edited by Tom Perrotta.

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 Special priceMy Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Place to Browse, Read, and Shop

My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Place to Browse, Read, and Shop

Ronald E. Rice

[Eighty-four] well-known writers pay tribute to the bricks-and mortar stores they love and often call their second home. --Front jacket flap.

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Panorama City

Panorama City

Antoine Wilson

Heir to A Confederacy of Dunces and Being There, Panorama City is a wildly entertaining and surreptitiously moving novel about a self-described slow absorber named Oppen Porter, who records everything he thinks his unborn...

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 Special priceIn the Company of Cheerful Ladies

In the Company of Cheerful Ladies

Alexander McCall Smith

* Highly original 'detective' stories with unique setting and characters featuring Mma Ramotswe and her No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency.

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In the Company of Cheerful Ladies

In the Company of Cheerful Ladies

Alexander McCall Smith

'The Company of Cheerful Ladies' follows the exploits of Precious Ramotswe, the cheerful Botswanan private investigator of 'traditional build', in this next instalment of the 'No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series.

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 Special priceFrank Gehry in Pop-up

Frank Gehry in Pop-up

Jinny Johnson

For over forty years, postmodern architect Frank Gehry has changed skylines with his dramatic forms. Among several other awards, his enchanting body of work earned him the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize-the Nobel Prize...

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Mad, Bad and Sad: A History of Women and the Mind Doctors from 1800 to the Present

Mad, Bad and Sad: A History of Women and the Mind Doctors from 1800 to the Present

Lisa Appignanesi

* 'In every generation there are quite firm rules on how to behave when you are crazy' Ian Hacking

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 Special priceThe Dog Who Came in from the Cold

The Dog Who Came in from the Cold

Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith has 'moved house' to a crumbling four-storey mansion in Pimlico - Corduroy Mansions. It is inhabited by a glorious assortment of characters: Oedipus Snark, the first every nasty Lib Dem MP, who is so...

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 Special priceEchoes from the Dead

Echoes from the Dead

Johan Theorin

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

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Due Considerations: Essays and Criticism

Due Considerations: Essays and Criticism

John Updike

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...

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 Special priceCommon Names of Mammals of the World

Common Names of Mammals of the World

Don E. Wilson, Russell F. Cole, Bernadette N. Graham, Adam P. Potter, Mariana M. Upmeyer

Common Names of Mammals of the World offers a comprehensive, useful reference not only for mammalogists but also for wildlife managers, conservation biologists, environmental law enforcement agencies, zoologists, and others...

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 Special priceMade in Italy? 1951-2001

Made in Italy? 1951-2001

Luigi Serrembrini

In the course of history, a number of Italian personalities, objects, and lifestyles have met with admiration and success throughout the world, to such a degree that several of them have actually become a kind of representation of...

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 Special priceThe Great War

The Great War

Joe Sacco

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

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 Special price Read reviewThe Year of the Flood

The Year of the Flood

Margaret Atwood

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

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 Special priceTwo Cakes Fit for a King: Folktales from Vietnam

Two Cakes Fit for a King: Folktales from Vietnam

Nguyen Nguyet Cam (Lecturer in Vietnamese Language, University of California, Berkeley, USA), Dana Sachs, Bui Hoai Mai

For centuries, the Vietnamese have sustained the history of their nation through folklore. These stories contain the national saga and fundamental cultural values that Vietnamese hold dear. Some stories are imaginative accounts of...

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 Special priceCulture in Practice: Selected Essays

Culture in Practice: Selected Essays

Marshall Sahlins

A collection of essays that span the career of a prominent anthropologist and address the fundamental questions of the field.

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Aston Martin

Rainer W Schlegelmilch, Hartmut Lehbrink, Jochen Von Osterroth

A revised and updated version of Aston Martin, a singular experience of the make of car that has high-class individuality and conservative reliability. A lavishly illustrated edition, making this an absolute must-have for every...

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 Special priceVisiting Picasso: The Notebooks and Letters of Roland Penrose

Visiting Picasso: The Notebooks and Letters of Roland Penrose

Elizabeth Cowling, Richard Calvocoressi

Containing the observations of Picasso at home and in company, this book is a record of the author's encounters with the artist and his family, friends and associates, from their first meeting in 1936 to the artist's death in...

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 Special priceThe Prince of Australia: And Other Rebels, Rogues and Ratbags

The Prince of Australia: And Other Rebels, Rogues and Ratbags

Kevin Childs

A delightful collection of stories of colourful Australian characters, featuring profiles of the cheeky, outrageous and daring people who shaped Australian culture.

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

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

Kathy J. Phillips

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

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Curious Moments

Curious Moments

Photo journalists are constantly hunting for the right moment . Now you can admire the fruits of their labours in this volume of photographs - grinning in amazement, we guarantee you won't be able to tear yourself away once you...

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 Special priceThe Well of Loneliness

The Well of Loneliness

Radclyffe Hall, Diana Souhami

'The bible of lesbianism' THE TIMES

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 Special priceThe Weaker Vessel

The Weaker Vessel

Antonia Fraser

Antonia Fraser's bestselling account of the lives of women in seventeenth-century England.

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 Special priceFlorence

Florence

David Leavitt

Novelist David Leavitt joins the acclaimed THE WRITER AND THE CITY series with a scintillating view of Italy's most adored city.

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 Special priceContemporary Architecture: South Africa

Contemporary Architecture: South Africa

Ines Tolic

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.

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 Special priceX-rated!: The Power of Mythic Symbolism in Popular Culture

X-rated!: The Power of Mythic Symbolism in Popular Culture

Marcel Danesi

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.

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 Special priceHalf the Sky: How to Change the World

Half the Sky: How to Change the World

Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn

A call to arms against the most pervasive human rights violation of the 21st century: the oppression of women in the developing world.

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 Special priceThe Poisonwood Bible

The Poisonwood Bible

Barbara Kingsolver

This is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959.

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 Special priceA Concise Dictionary of Buddhism and Zen

A Concise Dictionary of Buddhism and Zen

Ingrid Fischer-Schreiber, Franz-Karl Ehrhard, Michael S Diener, Michael H Kohn

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...

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 Special priceBad Ideas?: An Arresting History of Our Inventions

Bad Ideas?: An Arresting History of Our Inventions

Robert Winston

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

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 Special pricePuffin Classics Deluxe Collection

Puffin Classics Deluxe Collection

Various

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

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 Special priceThe Gunpowder Plot: Terror and Faith in 1605

The Gunpowder Plot: Terror and Faith in 1605

Antonia Fraser

A bestselling historian's account of the Gunpowder Plot - 'History as it should be written' - Roy Strong.

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 Special priceShoot: Photography of the Moment

Shoot: Photography of the Moment

Ken Miller, Penny Martin

Shoot gathers over 20 photographers whose work focuses on capturing a moment rather than elaborate lighting setups or controlled, manufactured scenarios. Employing the most basic photographic tools--a single-lens reflex camera and...

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 Special priceThe Comics Journal Library: Drawing the Line

The Comics Journal Library: Drawing the Line

Milo George

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:...

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For the Soul of France: Culture Wars in the Age of Dreyfus

For the Soul of France: Culture Wars in the Age of Dreyfus

Professor Frederick Brown

The author of acclaimed biographies of Emile Zola and Flaubert now offers an ambitious, far-reaching portrait of fin-de-siecle France.

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 Special priceThe Glorious Vegetables of Italy

The Glorious Vegetables of Italy

Domenica Marchetti, Sang An

A collection of delicious recipes, including both classic and contemporary dishes.

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 Special priceThe Luminaries

The Luminaries

Eleanor Catton

The astonishing and epic novel that won the 2013 Man Booker Prize

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 Special priceMotherlode: Australian Women's Poetry 1986 - 2008

Motherlode: Australian Women’s Poetry 1986 - 2008

Jennifer Harrison, Kate Waterhouse

The first major collection of Australian women's poetry in over a decade. More than 120 poets share their telling of a very contemporary story of identity.

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 Special priceVertiginous Moscow: Stalin's City Today

Vertiginous Moscow: Stalin’s City Today

Gabriele Basilico

Moscow has undergone vast and radical transformations which have turned it into an extraordinary urban laboratory. This book documents this metamorphosis, and takes as its focal point the city's seven Stalinist towers, known in...

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J. D. Salinger: a Life

J. D. Salinger: a Life

Kenneth Slawenski

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

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Babel No More: The Search for the World's Most Extraordinary Language Learners

Babel No More: The Search for the World’s Most Extraordinary Language Learners

Michael Erard

In the tradition of the bestsellers Word Freak and The Language Instinct comes a fascinating exploration of linguistic superlearners whose abilities shed light on the intellectual potential in us all.

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 Special price Read reviewThe Group

The Group

Mary McCarthy, Candace Bushnell

The original SEX AND THE CITY. First published in 1963, THE GROUP, set in the 1930s, follows the lives of eight college friends as they begin their adult lives. 'A brilliant novel:honest, engaging and sharp as a tack' Sarah...

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 Special priceThe Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham

The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham

Selina Hastings

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

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 Special priceOnly a Promise of Happiness: The Place of Beauty in a World of Art

Only a Promise of Happiness: The Place of Beauty in a World of Art

Alexander Nehamas

Intellectuals consigned the passions of beauty to the margins, replacing them with the anemic and rarefied alternative, 'aesthetic pleasure'. This book seeks to restore the place of beauty in art, to reestablish the connections...

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 Special priceEnchanted Hunters: The Power of Stories in Childhood

Enchanted Hunters: The Power of Stories in Childhood

Maria Tatar

Exploring how beauty and horror operate in children's literature, this book examines why little children love listening to stories and why older ones get lost in certain books. It challenges the assumptions we make about childhood...

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 Special priceA Scarcity of Love

A Scarcity of Love

Anna Kavan

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

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Red Mutiny: Eleven Fateful Days on the Battleship Potemkin

Red Mutiny: Eleven Fateful Days on the Battleship Potemkin

Neal Bascomb

A pulse-quickening story that alternates between the opulent court of Nicholas II and the razor's-edge tension aboard the Russian Navy ship Potemkin, Red Mutiny is a tale threaded with terrific adventure, epic naval battles,...

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Yalta: The Price of Peace

Yalta: The Price of Peace

Serhii Plokhy

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.

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 Special priceA Freewheelin' Time: A Memoir of Greenwich Village in the Sixties

A Freewheelin' Time: A Memoir of Greenwich Village in the Sixties

Suze Rotolo

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.

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 Special priceForeign Studies

Foreign Studies

Shusaku Endo

This title consists of three linked narratives. The first tells the story of a Japanese student in 1950s France. It is a snapshot of a young man feeling adrift in a Western country. The second is about an apostate Catholic in...

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 Special priceStan Lee's How to Write Comics: From the Legendary Co-creator of Spider-man, the Incredible Hulk, Fantasy Four, X-Men, and Iron Man

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

Stan Lee

From the legendary co-creator of Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four, X-Men, and Iron Man --Cover.

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Perfect Rigor: A Genius and the Mathematical Breakthrough of the Century

Perfect Rigor: A Genius and the Mathematical Breakthrough of the Century

Masha Gessen

In 2006, eccentric Russian mathematician Grigori Perelman solved one of the world's greatest intellectual puzzles. For this feat, Perelman will be awarded a prize of one million dollars, and he will likely decline it. Gessen...

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House of Holes: A Book of Raunch

House of Holes: A Book of Raunch

Nicholson Baker

Baker returns to the eroticism of his earlier Vox (1995) and The Fermata (1994) but kicks it up about a dozen notches . . . Baker explores a fine line between eroticism and pornography here . . . [with] wit and verbal play. ...

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 Special priceThe Winter Vault

The Winter Vault

Anne Michaels

In "The Winter Vault, "award-winning poet and novelist Anne
Michaels crafts a love story of extraordinary depth and complexity,
juxtaposing historic dislocations with the most intimate moments of
individual lives. In 1964, a...

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The Grand Tour

The Grand Tour

Agatha Christie, Matthew Prichard

Published in the United Kingdom in 2012 by HarperCollins Publishers --T.p. verso.

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

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

Richard Guilliatt, Peter Hohnen

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

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The Ignorance of Blood

The Ignorance of Blood

Robert Wilson

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...

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 Special priceJulia and the Bazooka: and Other Short Stories

Julia and the Bazooka: and Other Short Stories

Anna Kavan

Originally published: London: Owen, 1970.

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Georges Braque: A Life

Georges Braque: A Life

Alex Danchev

Together with Picasso and Matisse, George Braque is unquestionably one of the three great pillars of 20th-century art. Here is the first full-length biography of this remarkable figure.

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 Special priceThe Mitford Girls: The Biography of an Extraordinary Family

The Mitford Girls: The Biography of an Extraordinary Family

Mary S. Lovell

A revealing - amusing and sad - biography of a unique family

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

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

Charles Allen

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

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Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction

Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction

David Sheff

Sheff's story tells of his teenage son's addiction to meth, in this real-time chronicle of the shocking descent into substance abuse and the family's gradual emergence into hope.

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

Timber Construction for Trade, Industry Administration: Basics and Projects

Wolfgang Ruske

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

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The Glass Rainbow

The Glass Rainbow

James Lee Burke

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

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Philosophy

Philosophy

Jeremy Stangroom

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,...

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The Namesake

The Namesake

Jhumpa Lahiri

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

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 Special priceThe Political Prisoner

The Political Prisoner

Cesare Pavese, W.J. Strachan

'The Political Prisoner' has its autobiographical roots in Pavese's own arrest and imprisonment in Calabria for his writings in the anti-fascist magazine 'La Cultura'. This story describes the day-to-day life of Stefano, an...

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 Special priceThe Flight from Reality in the Human Sciences

The Flight from Reality in the Human Sciences

I. Shapiro

Offers an indictment of many influential practices in social sciences and humanities. Here, the author argues that researchers often make display and refinement of their techniques the principal scholarly activity. As an...

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Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America

Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America

Jack Rakove (Stanford University)

A new and revealing perspective on the men who invented America. Spanning the most crucial decades of the country's birth, from 1772 to 1792, Rakove uses the stories of famous (and not-so-famous) men to capture the intensely...

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Crimea

Trevor Royle

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

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Recipes from a Provencal Kitchen

Michel Biehn, Bernard Touillon

Consisting largely of fresh fruits, vegetables and the bounty of the seas, cooked with olive oil and natural herbs and spices, these recipes include a wine suggestion and the story of each dish's role in Provencal tradition.

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E Street Shuffle: The Glory Days of Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

E Street Shuffle: The Glory Days of Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

Clinton Heylin

Before he was the stadium-packing megastar, Bruce Springsteen was a brooding introvert. Heylin's revelatory biography chronicles the evolution and influence of Springsteen's E Street Band as they rose from blue-collar New Jersey...

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 Special priceMarie Curie and Her Daughters: The Private Lives of Science's First Family

Marie Curie and Her Daughters: The Private Lives of Science’s First Family

Shelley Emling

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...

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 Special priceUranium Wars: The Scientific Rivalry That Created the Nuclear Age

Uranium Wars: The Scientific Rivalry That Created the Nuclear Age

Amir D. Azcel

The author of Fermat's Last Theorem tackles the cause of the last century's most destructive event - the discovery of nuclear power. Aczel presents the fascinating story of the rival scientists who uncovered uranium's potential...

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The Lady and the Little Fox Fur

Violette Leduc, Derek Coltman

Trapped in the depths of poverty, an old woman escapes into an existence where objects, streets, and entire cities have voices and personalities. Told with a feather-light touch and masterful compassion, this is a story for those...

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 Special priceThe Unplugged Play Book: The Essential Parents Guide

The Unplugged Play Book: The Essential Parents Guide

Bobbi Conner

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,...

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 Special priceGreat Southern Land

Great Southern Land

Ivan O'Mahoney, Steve Bibb

Great Southern Land is an epic journey across Australia, from the top of the Snowy Mountains to the tropical wilds of the Gulf of Carpentaria; the irrigated farms of the Murray Darling Basin to the ancient forests of Tasmania....

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 Special priceAustralians: Volume 1 - Origins to Eureka

Australians: Volume 1 - Origins to Eureka

Thomas Keneally

In this widely acclaimed volume, bestselling author Thomas Keneally brings to life the vast range of characters who have formed our national story.

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 Special priceThe Histories of Nations: How Their Identities Were Forged

The Histories of Nations: How Their Identities Were Forged

Peter Furtado, Hussein Bassir

National history is a vital part of national self-definition. This title presents 28 essays written by a leading historian as a self-portrait of his or her native country, defining the characteristics that embody its sense of...

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 Special priceKnow What I Mean?: Reflections on Hip-hop

Know What I Mean?: Reflections on Hip-hop

Michael Eric Dyson

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.

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Punk 365

Holly George-Warren, Richard Hell

Covers everything from pre-punk pioneers (the Stooges, the New York Dolls) to New York's harbingers of change (the Ramones, Patti Smith, Richard Hell & the Voidoids) to London's Anarchists (the Sex Pistols, the Clash) to the West...

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Lost Antarctica: Adventures in a Disappearing Land

James McClintock

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...

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 Special priceThe World's Greatest Idea

The World’s Greatest Idea

John Farndon

An exploration of mankind's greatest-ever ideas, from the author of the bestselling Do You Think You're Clever?

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Dread and Superficiality: Woody Allen as Comic Strip

Stuart Hample, R.Buckminster Fuller

Woody Allen's classic neurosis, Jewish identity, humorous life philosophy and complex relationships are embodied in the comic strip, Inside Woody Allen . This contemporary compilation of Woody Allen comics collects best of these...

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 Special priceChanges in Scenery: Contemporary Landscape Architecture in Europe

Changes in Scenery: Contemporary Landscape Architecture in Europe

Thies Schroder

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...

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 Special priceA Little History of Philosophy

A Little History of Philosophy

Nigel Warburton

For readers of E. H. Gombrich's A Little History of the World, an equally irresistible volume that brings history's greatest philosophers to life

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The Dogs of Rome

The Dogs of Rome

Conor Fitzgerald

An engrossing novel of murder, organized crime, and politics in contemporary Italy, The Dogs of Rome is the first work in a series of Italian crime novels by a promising new writer.

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 Special priceFundamentalism, Sectarianism, and Revolution: The Jacobin Dimension of Modernity

Fundamentalism, Sectarianism, and Revolution: The Jacobin Dimension of Modernity

S. N. Eisenstadt

Leading comparative sociologist's major statement on the relationship between modernity, revolution and religion.

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Lautreamont and Sade

Maurice Blanchot, Stuart Kendall, Michelle Kendall

Maurice Blanchot forcefully distinguishes his critical project from the major intellectual currents of his day, Surrealism and Existentialism, Today, Lautreamont and Sade, these unique figures in the histories of literature and...

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 Special priceBrewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

Chambers

Take the scenic route to knowledge

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Demagogue: The Fight to Save Democracy from Its Worst Enemies

Michael Signer

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...

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 Special priceAnimal Rights and Moral Philosophy

Animal Rights and Moral Philosophy

Julian H. Franklin

Begins by considering the utilitarian argument of equal respect for animals associated with Peter Singer and the rights approach advanced by Tom Regan. This work follows up with a fresh interpretation of Kant's categorical...

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 Special priceDon't Look Now

Don’t Look Now

Mark Sanderson

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

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 Special priceAt Home in Turkey

At Home in Turkey

Solvi dos Santos, Berrin Torolsan

A collection of photographs that captures the soul of 25 contemporary Turkish homes that were taken during each of the four seasons and all over Turkey, from Istanbul and the Black Sea to the Aegean and Cappadocia.

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 Special priceMythology: The Complete Guide to Our Imagined Worlds

Mythology: The Complete Guide to Our Imagined Worlds

Christopher Dell

Myths in every culture of the world explain our origins, the world's creation, gods and monsters, demons, the afterlife and the underworld. This title gathers together themes and stories from every culture, showing how myths share...

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 Special priceWeights and Measures

Weights and Measures

Joseph Roth

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

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The Marriage Plot

Jeffrey Eugenides

The new novel from the bestselling author of Middlesex and The Virgin Suicides.

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The Complete Henry Bech

The Complete Henry Bech

John Updike, Malcolm Bradbury

Collected in one volume for the first time--and featuring a final, series-capping story, His Oeuvre --John Updike's Bech stories have been a fixture of the American literary imagination since they first began appearing in The...

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Washington: A Life

Washington: A Life

Ron Chernow

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.

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 Special priceScience 1001: Absolutely Everything That Matters in Science

Science 1001: Absolutely Everything That Matters in Science

Paul Parsons

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

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The Record Players: DJ Revolutionaries

The Record Players: DJ Revolutionaries

Bill Brewster, Frank Broughton

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

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 Special priceBy the Time We Got to Woodstock: The Great Rock 'n' Roll Revolution of 1969

By the Time We Got to Woodstock: The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Revolution of 1969

Bruce Pollock

1969 was the year that saw the Beatles go supernova while Bob Dylan hightailed it to Nashville. This book captures this decade-smashing anomaly in the annals of rock'n'roll.

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 Special priceThe Last Days

The Last Days

Raymond Queneau, Barbara Wright, Vivian Kogan

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

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 Special priceSchoenberg

Schoenberg

Malcolm MacDonald

Rewritten and updated, MacDonald uses recent scholarship, new biographical information, and deeper understanding of Schoenberg's aims and significance in this superb guide to his life and work. It demonstrates the links between...

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 Special priceThe Samurai

The Samurai

Endo Shusaku

Endo to my mind is one of the finest living novelists. --Graham Greene In 1613, four low-ranking Japanese Samurai, accompanied by a Spanish priest, set sail for Mexico on an unprecedented mission: to bargain for a Catholic...

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The Empty Family: Stories

The Empty Family: Stories

Colm Toibin

Silence -- The empty family -- Two women -- One minus one -- The pearl fishers -- Barcelona, 1975 -- The new Spain -- The colour of shadows -- The street.

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 Special priceThe Better Angels of Our Nature: The Decline of Violence in History and Its Causes

The Better Angels of Our Nature: The Decline of Violence in History and Its Causes

Steven Pinker

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...

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 Special priceFragile Earth: Dramatic Images of Our Changing Planet

Fragile Earth: Dramatic Images of Our Changing Planet

Collins Maps

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...

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Home Land

Home Land

Sam Lipsyte

Welcome to the most twisted high-school reunion imaginable, from a rising star of American satire.

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Scouts in Bondage: And Other Violations of Literary Propriety

Scouts in Bondage: And Other Violations of Literary Propriety

Michael Bell

A hilarious selection of book covers that graced publishers catalogs prior toWorld War II will bring smiles--if not outright guffaws--to the faces of booklovers and humorists alike. Scouts in Bondage will appeal to those who...

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Walking to Hollywood: Memories of Before the Fall

Walking to Hollywood: Memories of Before the Fall

Will Self

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...

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 Special pricePerdita: The Life of Mary Robinson

Perdita: The Life of Mary Robinson

Paula Byrne

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

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 Special priceRetreat from Love

Retreat from Love

Colette

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

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 Special priceThe Fear Index

The Fear Index

Robert Harris

Fear Index .

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The Declared Enemy: Texts and Interviews

The Declared Enemy: Texts and Interviews

Jean Genet, Albert Dichy, Jeff Fort

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...

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 Special priceNarcopolis

Narcopolis

Jeet Thayil

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.

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Recipes for Relaxed Italian Eating

Recipes for Relaxed Italian Eating

Valentina Harris

The antidote to the fast-food habit is relaxed dining, and this tempting collection of 88 Italian recipes just might turn the nation towards a more satisfying, less stressful way of eating, one reader at a time. Valentina...

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The Event and Its Terrors: Ireland, Famine, Modernity

The Event and Its Terrors: Ireland, Famine, Modernity

Stuart McLean

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

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 Special priceSempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag

Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag

Sigrid Nunez

A biographical portrait by the novelist who lived with Sontag's son for several years in the seventies and knew her well in her last years.

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 Special priceSpeak Low

Speak Low

Carl Phillips

Speak Low is the tenth book from one of America's most distinctive--and one of poetry's most essential--contemporary voices. Phillips has long been hailed for work provocative in its candor, uncompromising in its inquiry, and at...

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 Special priceBetween Parentheses: Essays, Articles and Speeches, 1998-2003

Between Parentheses: Essays, Articles and Speeches, 1998-2003

Roberto Bolano

The collected non-fiction of Roberto Bolano, published in English for the first time

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 Special priceThe Infinity of Lists

The Infinity of Lists

Umberto Eco, Alastair McEwen

A lavishly illustrated celebration of lists in art and literature by one of Europe's most influential writers and thinkers.

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Edie: American Girl

Edie: American Girl

Jean Stein

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...

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 Special priceParis Out of Hand: A Wayward Guide

Paris Out of Hand: A Wayward Guide

Karen Elizabeth Gordon, etc.

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,...

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 Special priceMarc Chagall and His Times: A Documentary Narrative

Marc Chagall and His Times: A Documentary Narrative

Benjamin Harshav

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

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 Special priceSpiders: The Ultimate Predators

Spiders: The Ultimate Predators

Stephen Dalton

An exceptionally well-illustrated study of spiders and how they hunt by celebrated nature photographer. Chapters provide information on habitat, hunting techniques, anatomy, general characteristics as well as a guide to...

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 Special pricePetrarch's Guide to the Holy Land: Itinerary to the Sepulcher of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Petrarch’s Guide to the Holy Land: Itinerary to the Sepulcher of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Francesco Petrarch, Jr Cachey, Theodore J. Cachey

In the early spring of 1358 Francis Petrarch was invited by his friend Giovanni Mandelli to go on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Petrarch declined, instead offering Mandelli this pilgrimage guide rather than his companionship.

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Dam Busters: The Race to Smash the Dams, 1943

Dam Busters: The Race to Smash the Dams, 1943

James Holland

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...

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Merde Actually

Merde Actually

Stephen Clarke

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...

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The Best American Nonrequired Reading

The Best American Nonrequired Reading

Dave Eggers, Scott Cohen (University of Surrey, UK), EM-J Staples, Ray Bradbury

A selection of the best writing, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, and blogs, published during 2011. Edited by Dave Eggers.

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 Special priceUnder the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith

Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith

Jon Krakauer

From the bestselling author of Into the Wild and Into Thin Air , a riveting account of Taliban-like theocracies in the American heartland controlled by renegade Mormon prophets

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 Special priceThe Devil in the Hills

The Devil in the Hills

Cesare Pavese

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

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 Special price1000 Symmetrical Patterns: Ornamental Artwork to Inspire Design

1000 Symmetrical Patterns: Ornamental Artwork to Inspire Design

Jay Friedenberg, Jacob Roesch

This book is an extensive print and electronic library of symmetrical patterns in changing arrangements and colorways, inspired by traditional iconic motifs found in various cultures throughout history.

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A Table in the Tarn: Living, Eating and Cooking in Rural France

A Table in the Tarn: Living, Eating and Cooking in Rural France

Orlando Murrin, Jonathan Buckley

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...

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 Special priceAsian Treasures: Gems of the Written Word

Asian Treasures: Gems of the Written Word

Andrew Gosling

Asian Treasures: Gems of the Written Word showcases Asian writing, printing and books of beauty and historical significance that are housed in the National Library of Australia. Written by Andrew Gosling, former chief librarian...

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 Special priceVesuvius: The Most Famous Volcano in the World

Vesuvius: The Most Famous Volcano in the World

Gillian Darley

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...

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

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

Sian Beilock

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

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The Best American Essays

The Best American Essays

Robert Atwan (Seton Hall Seton Hall University Seton Hall Seton Hall University Seton Hall Seton Hall Seton Hall), David Brooks

A collection of the year's best essays culled from periodicals.

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The Finkler Question

The Finkler Question

Howard Jacobson

A book that is a winner of The Man Booker Prize.

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Nigella Bites

Nigella Lawson

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,...

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 Special priceThe Landmark Xenophon's Hellenika

The Landmark Xenophon’s Hellenika

Xenophon, Robert B Strassler, John Marincola, David Thomas

From the editor of the widely praised Landmark Thucydides and Landmark Herodotus comes a new edition of the Hellenika, the primary source for the events of the final seven years and aftermath of the Peloponnesian War.

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 Special priceSleep Has His House

Sleep Has His House

Anna Kavan

A largely autobiographical account of an unhappy childhood, Sleep Has his House startled with its strangeness in 1948. Today it is one of Anna Kavan's most acclaimed books. A daring synthesis of memoir and surrealist...

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Inferno: The World at War, 1939-1945

Inferno: The World at War, 1939-1945

Sir Max Hastings

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.

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On the Road to Babadag: Travels in the Other Europe

On the Road to Babadag: Travels in the Other Europe

Andrzej Stasiuk, Michael Kandel

A collection of travel narratives from Central and Eastern Europe by award-winning Polish author Andrzej Stasiuk

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 Special pricePalladio's Rome: A Translation of Andrea Palladio's Two Guidebooks to Rome

Palladio’s Rome: A Translation of Andrea Palladio’s Two Guidebooks to Rome

Andrea Palladio, Vaughan Hart, Peter Hicks

Andrea Palladio (1508-1580), one of the most famous architects of all time, published two guides to the churches and antiquities of Rome in 1554. This book includes an English translation of Raphael's famous letter to Pope Leo X...

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 Special priceDesign Museum: How to Design a Typeface

Design Museum: How to Design a Typeface

Design Museum

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...

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 Special priceCitizen Kane

Citizen Kane

Laura Mulvey

Laura Mulvey offers a fresh and original reading of one of the greatest films in all cinema. This new edition of Mulvey's study is published in the Film Classics 20th anniversary series of special editions, with a new foreword by...

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House of Exile: The Lives and Times of Heinrich Mann and Nelly Kroeger-Mann

House of Exile: The Lives and Times of Heinrich Mann and Nelly Kroeger-Mann

Evelyn Juers

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...

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 Special priceMiss O'Dell: My Hard Days and Long Nights with The Beatles, The Stones, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, and the Women They Loved

Miss O'Dell: My Hard Days and Long Nights with The Beatles, The Stones, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, and the Women They Loved

Chris O'Dell, Katherine Ketcham

The ultimate fly-on-the wall rock memoir by the tour manager, friend, lover and confidante to some of the most revered rock icons

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Arabesques: A Tale of Double Lives

Arabesques: A Tale of Double Lives

Robert Dessaix

One Sunday afternoon in a secluded valley in Normandy, Robert Dessaix chanced upon the castle where the famous French writer Andre Gide spent his childhood. Recalling the excitement Robert felt when he first read Gide as a...

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 Special priceDesign Museum How to Design a Light

Design Museum How to Design a Light

Design Museum

Tells you what you need to know to design a light, and looks at the principles and processes of designing a light.

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 Special priceIn Our Time: The Speeches That Shaped the Modern World

In Our Time: The Speeches That Shaped the Modern World

Hywel Williams

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,...

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 Special priceHumorists: From Hogarth to Noel Coward

Humorists: From Hogarth to Noel Coward

Paul Johnson

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

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 Special priceGuilty

Guilty

Anna Kavan

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

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 Special priceLa Regle Du Jeu: The Rules of the Game

La Regle Du Jeu: The Rules of the Game

V. F. Perkins

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

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 Special priceDesign Museum How to Design a House

Design Museum How to Design a House

Design Museum

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.

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 Special priceOutside the Magic Square: A Handbook for Food Security

Outside the Magic Square: A Handbook for Food Security

Lolo Houbein

Outside the Magic Square considers issues of food security and offers solutions at the street, neighbourhood and global levels. Mixing gardening advice and food plot design with discussion of issues like global warming, dwindling...

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 Special priceCox Architects and Planners: 1960 - 2010

Cox Architects and Planners: 1960 - 2010

Robyn Beaver

Including project descriptions, drawings, plans and colour photography, this book presents many of the firm, Cox Architects & Planners, projects for major international sporting facilities, as well as major arts centres and museum...

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 Special priceDesign Museum: How to Design a Chair

Design Museum: How to Design a Chair

Design Museum

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.

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 Special price Read reviewThe Yellow Birds

The Yellow Birds

Kevin Powers

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.

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 Special priceIl Conformista (The Conformist)

Il Conformista (The Conformist)

Chris Wagstaff

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...

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The Fear: Robert Mugabe and the Martyrdom of Zimbabwe

The Fear: Robert Mugabe and the Martyrdom of Zimbabwe

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

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

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Fusiliers: The Saga of a British Redcoat Regiment in the American Revolution

Fusiliers: The Saga of a British Redcoat Regiment in the American Revolution

Mark Urban

A unique perspective on the American Revolution, seen through the eyes of a redcoat regiment.From Lexington Green in 1775 to Yorktown in 1781, one British regiment marched thousands of miles and fought a dozen battles to uphold...

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The Moral Compass: Stories for a Life's Journey

The Moral Compass: Stories for a Life’s Journey

Dr William J Bennett

The inspiring and instructive companion volume to The Book of Virtues offers many more examples of good and bad, right and wrong, in great works from literature and in exemplary stories from history.

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

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

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

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

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Tibetan Book Of The Dead

Tibetan Book Of The Dead

Thurman Robert

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

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 Special priceThe Skating Rink

The Skating Rink

Roberto Bolano

A spellbinding, sui generis detective fiction focusing on the swirling vortex of sex, death, and intrigue surrounding a beautiful Spanish figure skating champion.

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La Seduction: How the French Play the Game of Life

La Seduction: How the French Play the Game of Life

Elaine Sciolino

In La Seduction, Sciolino, the Paris bureau chief of The New York Times, demystifies the French way of life and reveals the hidden truth: it's all about seduction. Here she gives an inside view of how seduction works in all...

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 Special priceTwelve Steps to a Compassionate Life

Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life

Karen Armstrong

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...

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Best American Travel Writing 2011

Best American Travel Writing 2011

Sloane Crosley, Jason Wilson

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

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 Special priceSnow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Eric Smoodin

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

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Begin Again: A Biography of John Cage

Begin Again: A Biography of John Cage

Kenneth Silverman

Drawing on interviews with John Cage's contemporaries and friends and on the entire archive of his letters and writings, and including photographs and facsimiles of musical scores, Silverman gives a revelatory portrait of one of...

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Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe

Turing’s Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe

George Dyson

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,...

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Great House

Great House

Nicole Krauss

During the winter of 1972, a woman spends a single night with a young Chilean poet before he departs New York, leaving her his desk. It is the only time they ever meet. Two years later, he is arrested by Pinochet's secret police...

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 Special priceBuriki: Japanese Tin Toys from the Golden Age of the American Automobile: The Yoku Tanaka Collection

Buriki: Japanese Tin Toys from the Golden Age of the American Automobile: The Yoku Tanaka Collection

Joe Earle

The Tanaka collection is a treasure-trove of more than 500 immaculate model vehicles, enthusiastically collected over the years. This book offers a tour of its highlights, evoking the heady, expansive spirit of the 1950s in both...

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 Special priceThe Atlas of Lost Cults and Mystery Religions: Mysterious Spiritual Traditions Rediscovered

The Atlas of Lost Cults and Mystery Religions: Mysterious Spiritual Traditions Rediscovered

David Douglas

Explores a wide range of traditions from the mysterious snake worshipping goddesses of the ancient Minoans to the Cathars of medieval France, believed by some to be the protectors of the Holy Grail. This book examines the...

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 Special priceThe Beauty and the Sorrow

The Beauty and the Sorrow

Peter Englund

Describing the experiences of twenty ordinary people from around the world, all now unknown, this title explores the everyday aspects of war: not only the tragedy and horror, but also the absurdity, monotony and even beauty.

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 Special priceThe Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour De France: Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costs

The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour De France: Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costs

Tyler Hamilton, Daniel Coyle

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...

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 Special priceField Grey: A Bernie Gunther Mystery

Field Grey: A Bernie Gunther Mystery

Philip Kerr

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

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 Special priceArmageddon: Two Men on an Anzac Trail

Armageddon: Two Men on an Anzac Trail

Paul Daley, Michael Bowers

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

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 Special pricePresent Danger

Present Danger

Stella Rimington

MI5 intelligence officer Liz Carlyle has just been despatched to Northern Ireland to monitor the brutal breakaway Republican groups who never accepted the peace process and want to continue their 'war'. The situation becomes...

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Garden Mania

Garden Mania

Philip De Bay, James Bolton

Gardeners and garden-lovers will treasure the many examples of expert plantmanship, ranging from official plans for magnificent parks and extensive formal gardens to lighthearted details such as hidden fountains, swings, and...

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 Read reviewGreat House

Great House

Nicole Krauss

Krauss pens a powerful, soaring novel about a stolen desk that contains the secrets, and becomes the obsession, of the lives it passes through.

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 Special priceGreat Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India

Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India

Joseph Lelyveld

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,...

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 Special priceThe Great Empires of Asia: How Asia's Mighty Empires Challenged the World

The Great Empires of Asia: How Asia’s Mighty Empires Challenged the World

Jim Masselos

Surveys the greatest of Asia's empires from 800 AD to the mid-20th century, from the Far East to the fringes of Europe. This title shows how those seven empires played a key role in forming global civilization. It is of interest...

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 Special priceThe Khmers: History and Treasures of an Ancient Civilization

The Khmers: History and Treasures of an Ancient Civilization

Stefano Vecchia

By the eleventh century the Khmer empire claimed dominion over large parts of Thailand, Vietnam and Laos. This book describes its organization, the life of kings, priests and farmers, and the work of the craftsmen who created in...

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 Special priceTruffles

Truffles

Elisabeth Luard, John Heseltine

Elisabeth Luard captures the essence of truffles.

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 Special priceMr Loveday's Little Outing & Other Early Stories (13)

Mr Loveday’s Little Outing & Other Early Stories (13)

Evelyn Waugh

A collection of short stories. It includes Mr Loveday's Little Outing , which is a blackly comic tale of a mental asylum and its favourite resident and Cruise , which sees a series of letters from a naive young woman as she...

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 Special priceJersey 1204: The Forging of an Island Community

Jersey 1204: The Forging of an Island Community

Judith Everard, J. C. Holt

Unearthing a wealth of historical detail and local colour, the authors examine the events leading up to the fateful year of 1204 - the year in which the English lost the duchy of Normandy, including the Channel Islands, to the...

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 Special priceResident Alien: Feminist Cultural Criticism

Resident Alien: Feminist Cultural Criticism

Janet Wolff

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

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 Special priceCrome Yellow

Crome Yellow

Aldous Huxley

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

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 Special priceMidsummer Nights

Midsummer Nights

Jeanette Winterson

An anthology of opera-inspired stories by the best writers of modern fiction published to celebrate the 75th anniversary of one of Britain's most extraordinary cultural institutions

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

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

Frank T. Kryza

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

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 Special priceWent the Day Well?

Went the Day Well?

Penelope Houston

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

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 Special priceMarlborough: England's Fragile Genius

Marlborough: England’s Fragile Genius

Richard Holmes

Best-selling military historian Richard Holmes delivers an expertly written and exhilarating account of the life of John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, Britain's finest soldier, who rose from genteel poverty to lead his country...

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Houses Of Mckim Mead And White

Houses Of Mckim Mead And White

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

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The Best American Short Stories

The Best American Short Stories

Alice Sebold, Heidi Pitlor

Edited by critically acclaimed, bestselling author Sebold, the stories in this year's collection serve as a provocative literary antenna for what is going on in the world ( Chicago Tribune ), ensuring yet another rewarding edition...

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Obsolete: An Encyclopedia of Once-Common Things Passing Us by

Obsolete: An Encyclopedia of Once-Common Things Passing Us by

Anna Jane Grossman, James Gulliver Hancock

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...

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 Special priceAfrica Since Independence

Africa Since Independence

Paul Nugent

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...

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Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves

Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire’s Slaves

Adam Hochschild

Like the author's classic King Leopold's Ghost, this new work abounds in atmosphere, high drama, and nuanced portraits of epic antislavery crusaders, heroes, and villains in Britain.

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Early Cultures Of Mainland Southeast Asia

Early Cultures Of Mainland Southeast Asia

Higham Charles

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 Special priceMussolini and His Generals: The Armed Forces and Fascist Foreign Policy, 1922 1940

Mussolini and His Generals: The Armed Forces and Fascist Foreign Policy, 1922 1940

John Gooch

Study of the relationship between the military and foreign policies of Fascist Italy, 1922 to 1940.

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The Three-Pound Enigma: The Human Brain and the Quest to Unlock Its Mysteries

The Three-Pound Enigma: The Human Brain and the Quest to Unlock Its Mysteries

Shannon Moffett

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?

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 Special priceTablet & Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East

Tablet & Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East

Reza Aslan

This volume celebrates the magnificent achievement of 20th-century Middle Eastern literature that has been neglected in the English-speaking world.

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 Special priceThe Lore of the Playground: The Children's World - Then and Now

The Lore of the Playground: The Children’s World - Then and Now

Steve Roud

From conkers to marbles, from British Bulldog to tag, not forgetting 'one potato, two potato' and 'eeny, meeny, miny, mo', this title looks at the games children have enjoyed, the rhymes they have chanted and the rituals and...

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If the Dead Rise Not

If the Dead Rise Not

Philip Kerr

An instant classic in the Bernie Gunther series, If the Dead Rise Not features twisted intrigue, tight plotting, quick-witted one-liners, and, most significant, a richer, wiser Bernie Gunther.

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 Special priceSpontaneous Happiness Tool Kit: Guided Practices for Peak Emotional Wellness

Spontaneous Happiness Tool Kit: Guided Practices for Peak Emotional Wellness

Andrew Weil MD

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The East, the West, and Sex: A History of Erotic Encounters

The East, the West, and Sex: A History of Erotic Encounters

Richard Bernstein

A remarkable work of history and as provocative as it is brilliantly illuminating, The East, the West, and Sex is a rich and seductive narrative of the powerful erotic pull the East has always had for the West and the resulting...

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The Graves are Walking: The Great Famine and the Saga of the Irish People

The Graves are Walking: The Great Famine and the Saga of the Irish People

John Kelly

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...

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 Special priceMaths 1001: Absolutely Everything That Matters in Mathematics

Maths 1001: Absolutely Everything That Matters in Mathematics

Dr. Richard Elwes

The ultimate smart reference to the world of mathematics - from quadratic equations and Pythagoras' Theorem to chaos theory and quantum computing.

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 Special priceOn Canaan's Side

On Canaan’s Side

Sebastian Barry

Opens as Lilly Bere mourns the loss of her grandson, Bill. The story then goes back to the moment she was forced to flee Dublin, at the end of the First World War, and follows her life through into the new world of America, a...

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As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh: Journals and Notebooks, 1964-1980

As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh: Journals and Notebooks, 1964-1980

Susan Sontag, Sontag, David Rieff, Rieff

A second volume of journals shares intimate reflections on the writer's artistic and political development during a trip to Hanoi at the peak of the Vietnam War and throughout her film-making years in Sweden before the dawn of the...

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 Special price Read reviewThe Hypnotist

The Hypnotist

Lars Kepler

Read the number one Scandinavian crime bestseller taking the world by storm

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Cities of the Plain

Cities of the Plain

Cormac McCarthy

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...

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 Special pricePhilida

Philida

Andre Brink

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...

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 Special priceThe Economy of the Greek Cities: From the Archaic Period to the Early Roman Empire

The Economy of the Greek Cities: From the Archaic Period to the Early Roman Empire

Leopold Migeotte, Janet Lloyd

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.

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Great Novels Of E M Forster

Great Novels Of E M Forster

Forster E M

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Great Novels And Short Stories Of Somerset Maugham

Great Novels And Short Stories Of Somerset Maugham

Maugham Somerset

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Great Short Novels Of Henry James

Great Short Novels Of Henry James

James Henry

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Inventing the Enemy: And Other Occasional Writings

Inventing the Enemy: And Other Occasional Writings

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

A collection of timely essays, written over the last ten years, by Umberto Eco, internationally acclaimed and bestselling author

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Music

Music

Andrew Zuckerman

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.

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Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops

Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops

Jen Campbell

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...

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 Special priceCharlie Trotter's Meat and Game

Charlie Trotter’s Meat and Game

Charlie Trotter

This is the fifth installment in chef Charlie Trotter's cook-book series. Over 80 recipes are showcased with colour photography, and range from French onion soup, with shredded pork, goatcheese Brie and sourdough croutons to...

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Japan Fashion Now

Japan Fashion Now

Valerie Steele, Patricia Mears, Yuniya Kawamura, Hiroshi Narumi

Explores how Japanese fashion has evolved. With such essays as - Is Japan Still the Future? , Fashion Revolution , Japanese Street Style , and Japanese Fashion Subcultures - this title also explores how the world of fashion...

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Kipling Sahib: India and the Making of Rudyard Kipling 1865-1900

Kipling Sahib: India and the Making of Rudyard Kipling 1865-1900

Charles Allen

A long overdue reassessment of Kipling in India by a leading historian of the subcontinent, author of PLAIN TALES FROM THE RAJ and SOLDIER SAHIBS

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 Special priceCatching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human

Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human

Richard W. Wrangham

A startling new theory that the invention of cooking led to the creation of the human species

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The Young Hitler I Knew: The Definitive Inside Look at the Artist Who Became a Monster

The Young Hitler I Knew: The Definitive Inside Look at the Artist Who Became a Monster

August Kubizek, Ian Kershaw, Bar

An invaluable tool for every Hitler scholar. Simon Sebag Montefiore, award-winning author of the bestselling books Young Stalin, Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar, and Catherine the Great & Potemkin

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

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

Steven M. Nadler

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

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 Special priceThe Great Gardens of China: History, Concepts, Techniques

The Great Gardens of China: History, Concepts, Techniques

Fang Xiaofeng, Xiaofeng Fang

First published in 2010 in the United Kingdom as The great Chinese gardens by CYPI Press, Harrow Middlesex.

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 Special priceWriters

Writers

Nancy Crampton

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...

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 Special priceThe Century of Modern Design: Selections from the Liliane and David M. Stewart Collection

The Century of Modern Design: Selections from the Liliane and David M. Stewart Collection

David A. Hanks, Martin Eidelberg

One of the worlds most important collections of twentieth century design The Stewart Collection in Montreal celebrates its thirtieth anniversary in 2010. This book presents items chronologically, highlighting contrasts and...

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 Special priceVertigo

Vertigo

Charles Barr

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...

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A Year in My Kitchen

A Year in My Kitchen

Skye Gyngell

Try a refreshing springtime Panade of Broad Beans with Pancetta, Mint and Ricotta; a summertime treat of Tea-Smoked Wild Salmon with Chilli Sauce; a warming Sweet Potato and Ginger soup in autumn; and a Spicy Italian Sausage with...

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Art and Nature: Three Centuries of Natural History Art from Around the World

Art and Nature: Three Centuries of Natural History Art from Around the World

Judith Magee

Artwork from the collections of the Library of the Natural History Museum, London, Eng. --T.p. verso.

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 Special price9-11

9-11

Noam Chomsky

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.

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 Special priceBeing Present: Growing Up in Hitler's Germany

Being Present: Growing Up in Hitler’s Germany

Willy Schumann

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

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

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

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

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 Special priceParis/ New York: Design Fashion Culture 1925-1940

Paris/ New York: Design Fashion Culture 1925-1940

Donald Albrecht

A burst of creative energy in the fields of architecture, design, and fashion characterized the years between the two World Wars. Shaping new styles of buildings and furnishings, redefining contemporary dress, and giving visual...

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 Special priceGranta 115: The F Word

Granta 115: The F Word

John Freeman

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.

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 Special pricePatti Smith: Simply a Concert

Patti Smith: Simply a Concert

Fabio Torre

Foreword by Fernanda Pivano. Text by Claudio Marra, John Rockwell.

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The Great Trials of Clarence Darrow: The Landmark Cases of Leopold and Loeb, John T. Scopes, and Ossian Sweet

The Great Trials of Clarence Darrow: The Landmark Cases of Leopold and Loeb, John T. Scopes, and Ossian Sweet

Donald McRae

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...

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Picasso 1945-1949

Picasso 1945-1949

Musee Picasso

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 Special priceTaxi Driver

Taxi Driver

Amy Taubin

Taxi Driver is one of the major films of the 1970s, which established Martin Scorcese's reputation as a prominent American director. This new edition of Taubin's study is published in the Film Classics 20th anniversary series of...

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Voices Of Time

Voices Of Time

Galeano Eduardo H

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...

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Lost In A Good Book

Lost In A Good Book

Fforde Jasper

The inventive, exuberant, and totally original literary fun that
began with "The Eyre Affair" continues with Jasper Fforde's
magnificent second adventure starring the resourceful, fearless
literary sleuth Thursday Next. When...

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Street Art

Street Art

Cedar Lewisohn

Over the last decade, street art--art made in public spaces including graffiti, stickers, stencil art, and wheat-pasting-- has become one of the most popular and hotly discussed areas of art practice on the contemporary scene....

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 Special priceWe Own the Night: The Art of the Underbelly Project

We Own the Night: The Art of the Underbelly Project

Workhorse, Pac, Eric Haze

Known as the Underbelly Project, a massive gallery of unsolicited artwork exists underground, never to be seen by the public, on the walls of a 100-year-old abandoned New York City subway station.

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A Manuscript of Ashes

A Manuscript of Ashes

Antonio Munoz Molina, Ms Edith Grossman

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...

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Long, Last, Happy

Long, Last, Happy

Barry Hannah

Called the best fiction writer to appear in the South since Flannery O'Connor (Larry McMurtry), acclaimed author Hannah ( Airships, Bats Out of Hell ) returns with an all-new collection of short stories.

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 Special price Read reviewMax Pam: Atlas Monographs

Max Pam: Atlas Monographs

Stephen Muecke

A collection of nine travel journals which through text and photo marks Max Pam's engagement with the cultures he has travelled through and displays his development as a photographer, writer and artist.

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 Special priceLighting Out for the Territory: How Samuel Clemens Headed West and Became Mark Twain

Lighting Out for the Territory: How Samuel Clemens Headed West and Became Mark Twain

Roy Morris

Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of Twain's death, this is the rollicking story of Samuel Clemens' six year sojourn in the Wild West

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 Special priceJewish Women and Their Salons: The Power of Conversation

Jewish Women and Their Salons: The Power of Conversation

Emily D. Bilski, Emily Braun, Leon Botstein, Shira Brisman, Barbara Hahn

An insightful look at the history of Jewish women's salons and their influence on art, music, literature, and politics.

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

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

Sylvie Patry

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

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 Special priceAndes

Andes

Michael Jacobs

Stretching for over 5,500 miles, the Andes impress by statistics alone. This work captures the author's journeys across seven different countries, from the balmy Caribbean to the inhospitable islands of the Tierra del Fuego,...

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Nomad: From Islam to America: A Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilizations

Nomad: From Islam to America: A Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilizations

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

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.

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 Special priceOutlaw: India's Bandit Queen and Me

Outlaw: India’s Bandit Queen and Me

Roy Moxham

Phoolan Devi was the controversial and charismatic 'Bandit Queen' hailed as a modern-day Robin Hood in the villages surrounding Delhi. In revenge for her own gang rape, her followers killed 20 high-caste Indians, which led to her...

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The Arts of India

The Arts of India

Joseph M. Dye

Of interest to both scholars and general readers, this is a survey of Indian art and culture. From ivory sculptures to miniature paintings and illustrated manuscripts, it features many historically important objects. Also included...

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 Special priceMarcel Duchamp or the Castle of Purity

Marcel Duchamp or the Castle of Purity

Octavio Paz, D. Gardner

A critique of Duchamp by the Nobel Prize-winning writer, discussing the artist's essence as a philosopher of spiritual freedom.

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 Special priceLewis Morley: I to Eye

Lewis Morley: I to Eye

Lewis Morley, Phillip Prodger, Gael Newton, Robert McFarlane

Lewis Morley - I to Eye will illuminate and crystallise this body of work in a career retrospective, incorporating literally hundreds of photographs covering all aspects of Morley's work, from England.

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 Special priceThe Book of Love: In Search of the Kamasutra

The Book of Love: In Search of the Kamasutra

James McConnachie

The Kamasutra was written in northern India in the third century AD, when erotic culture lay at the heart of an exquisite civilization. This book provides a portrait of this sensuous era, evoking the world of the pleasure-seeking...

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 Special priceImpressions of Rajasthan

Impressions of Rajasthan

Carisse Busquet, Gerard Busquet, Bruno Morandi

This title takes photography lovers across one of the most inspirational regions on the Indian subcontinent, offering a unique look at the painted imagination of India with murals of pure pattern mandalic abstractions and...

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 Special priceHitler's Holy Relics: A True Story of Nazi Plunder and the Race to Recover the Crown Jewels of the Holy Roman Empire

Hitler’s Holy Relics: A True Story of Nazi Plunder and the Race to Recover the Crown Jewels of the Holy Roman Empire

Sidney Kirkpatrick

An art historian turned Army sleuth tracks down the Crown Jewels of the Holy Roman Empire, hidden by Nazis at end of World War II

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 Special priceOn the Ideological Front: The Russian Intelligentsia and the Making of the Soviet Public Sphere

On the Ideological Front: The Russian Intelligentsia and the Making of the Soviet Public Sphere

Stuart Finkel

Centres on a powerful and gripping story, the 1922-1923 expulsion from Soviet Russia of some one hundred prominent intellectuals. This book demonstrates that the infamous expulsion was part and parcel of the Bolshevik effort to...

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 Special priceNineteenth-Century French Art: From Romanticism to Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Art Nouveau

Nineteenth-Century French Art: From Romanticism to Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Art Nouveau

Sebastien Allard, Laurence Des Cars, Henri Loyrette

Almost twenty years after the creation of the Musee d'Orsay, the 19th century seems more than ever to be the Golden Age of French art. It boasts names such as Ingres and Delacroix, Manet and Puvis de Chavannes, Gustave Eiffel...

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 Special priceLonelyhearts

Lonelyhearts

Marion Meade

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

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Heroes

Heroes

Hughes Hallett Lucy

Beginning beneath the walls of Troy and culminating in 1930s
Europe, a magisterial exploration of the nature of heroism in
Western civilization. Our need for heroes is a timeless phenomenon;
from ancient Greece to September 11,...

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 Special priceKindnes of Sisters: Annabella Milbanke and the Destruction of the Byrons

Kindnes of Sisters: Annabella Milbanke and the Destruction of the Byrons

David Crane

Crane has recreated a meeting between Augusta - Byron's half-sister with whom he had a passionate love affair - and Byron's society wife Annabella. They meet 40 years after the death of Byron and argue and declare their motives...

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 Special priceAustralian Environment: Landscape as Art and Inspiration

Australian Environment: Landscape as Art and Inspiration

Siegfried Manietta

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

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Raymond Carver: A Writer's Life

Raymond Carver: A Writer’s Life

Carol Sklenicka

In this biography of the iconic literary figure the London Times called the American Chekhov, Sklenicka penetrates the myths and controversies surrounding Raymond Carver's life and career. b&w photographs.

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 Special priceThe Architecture of Rasem Badran: Narratives on People and Place

The Architecture of Rasem Badran: Narratives on People and Place

James Steele

A monograph on the award-winning Jordanian architect Rasem Badran (b. 1945), and a celebration of his works. The introduction explains the author's first encounter with Badran's work and provides a brief outline of the architect's...

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The Eternal Sea

The Eternal Sea

Christian Buchet, Philip Plisson

In the much-anticipated follow-up to his 2002 international triumph The Sea, photographer Plisson figuratively widens his lens to provide a more global focus on the sea and the humans who depend on it for survival. Includes 200+...

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 Special priceFrance

France

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

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

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 Special priceGuide for the Unlucky: A Pop-up Book

Guide for the Unlucky: A Pop-up Book

Kyle Bean

A broken mirror. A black cat crossing in front of you. A missing button. Cracks in the sidewalk. 'Guide for the Unlucky' is an interactive book that outlines the origin of the best-known unlucky charms and how to avoid incurring...

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

1000 Languages: The Worldwide History of Living and Lost Tongues

Peter Austin

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

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Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son

Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son

Michael Chabon

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author--an immensely gifted writer and a magical prose stylist ( The New York Times )--offers his first major work of nonfiction with this autobiographical narrative that is as inventive, beautiful, and...

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Emissary of the Doomed: Bargaining for Lives in the Holocaust

Emissary of the Doomed: Bargaining for Lives in the Holocaust

Ronald Florence

Historian Florence presents the riveting and heartbreaking account of the heroic attempts to save Hungary's Jewish population during World War II. b&w photo inserts.

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 Special priceMerchants, Princes and Painters: Silk Fabrics in Italian and Northern Painting, 1300-1550

Merchants, Princes and Painters: Silk Fabrics in Italian and Northern Painting, 1300-1550

Lisa Monnas

Silk was one of the great social signifiers of the later Middle Ages, and it is represented in a profusion of paintings from the period, demonstrating the opulence of the patron's own dress.

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 Special priceThe Letters of Sylvia Beach

The Letters of Sylvia Beach

Sylvia Beach, Keri Walsh, Noel Riley Fitch

Founder of the Left Bank bookstore Shakespeare and Company and the first publisher of James Joyce's Ulysses, Sylvia Beach had a legendary facility for nurturing literary talent. In this first collection of her letters, we witness...

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Philip Marsden

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The Prague Cemetery

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

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Savage Anxieties: The Invention of Western Civilization

Robert A. Williams, Jr.

From one of the world's leading experts on Native American law and indigenous peoples' human rights comes an original and striking intellectual history of the tribe and Western civilization that sheds new light on how we...

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

Liz Workman

Behind every great man are his objects and daily possessions,
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God: An Itinerary

Regis Debray, Jeffrey Mehlman

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How the Beatles Destroyed Rock N Roll: An Alternative History of American Popular Music

Elijah Wald

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The Face on Your Plate: The Truth About Food

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Jeffrey Masson

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The Rise and Fall of the Bible: The Unexpected History of an Accidental Book

The Rise and Fall of the Bible: The Unexpected History of an Accidental Book

Timothy Beal

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Enlightenment

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Maureen Freely

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

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Jose Saramago, Margaret Jull Costa

A re-telling of the biblical story of Cain and Abel

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Feast Day of Fools

Feast Day of Fools

James Lee Burke

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

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Siegfried Kracauer, Gwenda David, Eric Mosbacher

A biography of composer Jacques Offenbach that is also a social and cultural history of Second Empire Paris.

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I Think Therefore I am: All the Philosophy You Need to Know

I Think Therefore I am: All the Philosophy You Need to Know

Levine Lesley

I Think, Therefore I Am is the ideal way to take the fear out of philosophy. Written in an accessible and entertaining style, I Think, Therefore I Am explains how and why philosophy began, and how the ways in which we live, learn,...

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

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

Margaret Drabble, Jose Francisco Fernandez

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

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

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

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

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

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Art Of Happiness

Art Of Happiness

Lama Dalai

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...

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Clawing at the Limits of Cool: Miles Davis, John Coltrane and the Greatest Jazz Collaboration Ever

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Farah Jasmine Griffin, Salim Wahington

When trumpeter and bandleader Miles Davis chose the members of his quintet in 1955, he passed over respected saxophonists to pick out the relatively untested John Coltrane. This book examines the profound implications that the...

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The Lesbian Kama Sutra

The Lesbian Kama Sutra

Kat Harding

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How We Live and Why We Die: The Secret Lives of Cells

How We Live and Why We Die: The Secret Lives of Cells

Lewis Wolpert

In the tradition of the classic Lives of a Cell, but with the benefit of the latest research, an internationally acclaimed embryologist demonstrates how human life derives from a single cell and then grows into a body, an...

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The Tao of Travel: Enlightenments from Lives on the Road

The Tao of Travel: Enlightenments from Lives on the Road

Paul Theroux

A philosophical guidebook and collection of insights celebrating the joy of travel, chosen by eminent travel writer Paul Theroux

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Cheever: a Life

Cheever: a Life

Blake Bailey

From the acclaimed author of A Tragic Honesty: The Life and Work of Richard Yates comes the unforgettable life of John Cheever, one of the foremost chroniclers of postwar America.

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Bad Intentions

Bad Intentions

Karin Fossum, Charlotte Barslund

Inspector Sejer returns in this expertly crafted mystery about troubled teenagers--and two tragic deaths.

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Florence, 1900: The Quest for Arcadia

Bernd Roeck, Mr. Stewart Spencer

A guide to life in Florence and the theaters, restaurants, galleries, and salons that are frequented by visiting cultural exiles. It fuses narrative and ideas to consider how the encounter between modernism and Renaissance culture...

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Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology

David Abram

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High Financier: The Lives and Time of Siegmund Warburg

High Financier: The Lives and Time of Siegmund Warburg

Niall Ferguson (University of Oxford)

In this pathbreaking new biography, based on more than 10,000 hitherto unavailable letters and diary entries, bestselling author Ferguson returns to his roots as a financial historian to tell the story of legendary financier...

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The New Geography of Jobs

The New Geography of Jobs

Enrico Moretti

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

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A Journey to Nowhere: Among the Lands and History of Courland

Jean-Paul Kauffmann, Euan Cameron

A remarkable combination of memoir, history and travel.

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The Blue Moment: Miles Davis's Kind of Blue and the Remaking of Modern Music

The Blue Moment: Miles Davis’s Kind of Blue and the Remaking of Modern Music

Richard Williams

A brilliant, wide-ranging book on how the seminal album revolutionized music and culture in the twentieth century.

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Kaltenburg

Kaltenburg

Marcel Beyer, Alan Bance

A book about a great man, a giant in the world of science with all-too-human flaws, Kaltenburg is a beautifully detailed novel from a major German writer that brings to life both an individual and a whole world: Ludwig...

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Emerald Germs Of Ireland

Emerald Germs Of Ireland

Mccabe Patrick

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

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The Art of Jewelry: Wood

The Art of Jewelry: Wood

Terry Taylor

This third entry in The Art of Jewelry series brings crafters an eye-opening assortment of wood necklaces, bangles, and earrings to make - alongside a gallery of inspirational work from the best contemporary...

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The Bitter Road to Freedom: A New History of the Liberation of Europe

The Bitter Road to Freedom: A New History of the Liberation of Europe

MR William I Hitchcock

Most standard histories of World War II in Europe end with the triumphant story of the defeat of Germany and the welcoming embrace of cheering multitudes. The actual story is more complicated, as detailed in this work that offers...

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Greed

Greed

Elfriede Jelinek, Martin Chalmers

Kurt Janisch is an ambitious but frustrated country policeman who talks to a lot of people in the line of duty, particularly women. Things go from bad to worse for Janisch and the women who fall for him. Someone sees and knows too...

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UFO

UFO

Albert Watson

UFO - which stands for Unified Fashion Objectives - presents a 40- year retrospective of Albert Watson's best work, pulled from his vast archive. In its pages, a memorable era of style, beauty, fashion, personality, and power is...

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 Special priceBarcelona Then and Now

Barcelona Then and Now

Jose Solder

A trip to Barcelona, Spain, is not soon forgotten. The capital of Catalonia, Barcelona is known for its remarkable architecture, glorious strolls down Las Ramblas, fantastic food, political unrest, and a history that dates back to...

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 Special priceA Child is Born

A Child is Born

Lennart Nilsson

In 1965, the author published images from inside the human uterus, the first photographs of prenatal life. This fifth edition features images that are rendered in detail utilising revolutionary new photographic technology, with...

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 Special priceHouse of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East

House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East

Anthony Shadid

A compelling saga of redemption and renewal from two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Anthony Shadid tells the story of rebuilding his family's ancestral home in Lebanon amid political strife, and his eventual understanding of the...

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The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick

The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick

Philip K Dick, Pamela Jackson, Jonathan Lethem

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...

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Mario Jo Lafontaine

Mario Jo Lafontaine

Otto Neumaier, etc., Oliva Achille Bonitor, et al

"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...

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Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention

Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention

Professor Manning Marable (Columbia University)

Of the great figures in 20th-century American history perhaps none is more complex and controversial than Malcolm X. Marable's new biography of Malcolm is a stunning achievement. Years in the making, this is the definitive...

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 Special priceThe Animal Connection: A New Perspective on What Makes Us Human

The Animal Connection: A New Perspective on What Makes Us Human

Pat Shipman

A bold, illuminating new take on the love of animals that drove human evolution.

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 Special priceMick Rock Exposed: The Faces of Rock 'n' Roll

Mick Rock Exposed: The Faces of Rock ‘n’ Roll

Tom Stoppard

Mick Rock is one of the true legends of music photography, who helped shape the images of a gallery of rock stars from the 1970s through to today, and whose work is showcased here in a career-spanning collection of edgy, sexy, and...

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The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party

The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party

Alexander McCall Smith

* Mma Ramotswe's twelfth adventure

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An Expensive Education

An Expensive Education

Nick McDonell

McDonell's third novel takes readers into Harvard through its dormitories and dining halls, into its elite finals clubs and lecture halls. An Expensive Education is a smart, relentless novel set at the troubled intersection of...

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 Special priceA Hostile Beauty: Life on Macquarie Island

A Hostile Beauty: Life on Macquarie Island

Alistair Dermer, Danielle Wood

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...

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A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos

A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos

Dava Sobel

By 1514, the reclusive cleric Nicolaus Copernicus had written and hand-copied an initial outline of his heliocentric theory-in which he defied common sense and received wisdom to place the sun, not the earth, at the center of...

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Holy Warriors: A Modern History of the Crusades

Holy Warriors: A Modern History of the Crusades

Jonathan Phillips

From an internationally renowned expert, here is an accessible and utterly fascinating one-volume history of the Crusades, thrillingly told through the experiences of its many players--knights and sultans, kings and poets,...

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 Special priceA Reader on Reading

A Reader on Reading

Alberto Manguel

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

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 Special priceIsrael: The Will to Prevail

Israel: The Will to Prevail

Danny Danon

In Israel, outspoken young politician Danny Danon dissects the missteps and wrong turns that Israel's politicians have taken in the past. With electrifying zeal, he tackles the challenges Israel faces today to undo what he sees as...

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 Special priceThe Woman Who Shot Mussolini

The Woman Who Shot Mussolini

Frances Stonor Saunders

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...

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 Special priceOnce Before Time: A Whole Story of the Universe

Once Before Time: A Whole Story of the Universe

Martin Bojowald

Bojowald recounts his discovery of loop quantum cosmology (LQC) and explains how it can illuminate the very birth of the universe.

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 Special priceThe Triumph of Music: Composers, Musicians and Their Audiences, 1700 to the Present

The Triumph of Music: Composers, Musicians and Their Audiences, 1700 to the Present

Tim Blanning

The power and prestige of music in the modern world has given its practitioners extraordinary wealth and moral authority. This book deals with the subject of the rise of music and musicians in the West from poorly-paid balladeers...

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The Gun

The Gun

C J Chivers

In a tour de force, a prize-winning New York Times reporter traces the invention and mass distribution of the assault rifle, and its effects on war.

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The Weight

The Weight

Andrew H Vachss

Vachss returns with a mesmerizing novel about a hard-core thief who's about to embark on a job that will alter his life forever.

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Connectome: How the Brain's Wiring Makes Us Who We Are

Connectome: How the Brain’s Wiring Makes Us Who We Are

Sebastian Seung

The audacious effort to map the brain--and along with it our mental afflictions, from autism to schizophrenia--by a rising star in neuroscience.

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 Special priceVu: The Story of a Magazine That Made an Era

Vu: The Story of a Magazine That Made an Era

Michel Frizot, Cedric de Veigy

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

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The Uncyclopedia

The Uncyclopedia

Gideon Haigh

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...

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 Special priceSaving the Daylight: Why We Put the Clocks Forward

Saving the Daylight: Why We Put the Clocks Forward

David S. Prerau

Every spring, the clocks go forward, and every autumn they go back. This book explores the contentious story of this deceptively simple attempt to regulate the sunlight hours. It brings together the historical, political, and...

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The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

Siddhartha Mukherjee

The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane biography of cancer - from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it...

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 Special priceFrench Cinema

French Cinema

C Drazin

Looks at the extraordinary resilience of the French film industry during the Second World War when, in spite of the national catastrophe of defeat and occupation, it was still able to produce such classics as Le Corbeau and Les...

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 Special priceThe First Law Trilogy (Boxed Set)

The First Law Trilogy (Boxed Set)

Joe Abercrombie

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...

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

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

Victor-Antoine D'Avila-Latourr

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

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 Special priceEmbers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam

Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America’s Vietnam

Fredrik Logevall

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.

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 Special priceUnfinished Dialogue: Sir Isaiah Berlin and Polanowska-Sygulska

Unfinished Dialogue: Sir Isaiah Berlin and Polanowska-Sygulska

Isaiah Berlin, Beata Polanowska-Sygulska

One of the 20th century's most renowned intellectuals and a world-famous philosopher, Isaiah Berlin always felt a special affinity for scholars of Eastern Europe. This collection of letters, conversations and articles aims to shed...

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Zigzag: The Incredible Wartime Exploits of Double Agent Eddie Chapman

Zigzag: The Incredible Wartime Exploits of Double Agent Eddie Chapman

Nicholas Booth

Eddie Chapman was a womaniser, blackmailer and safecracker. He was also a great hero - the most successful double agent of the Second World War. Chapman became the only British national ever to be awarded an Iron Cross for his...

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 Special priceThe Pantomime Life of Joseph Grimaldi: Laughter, Madness and the Story of Britain's Greatest Comedian

The Pantomime Life of Joseph Grimaldi: Laughter, Madness and the Story of Britain’s Greatest Comedian

Andrew Stott

The son of Italian Immigrants, Joseph Grimaldi (1778-1837) was one of the most celebrated of English clowns. He created the 'Joey' look associated with clowns ever since, and completely transformed the role of the Clown in the...

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 Special priceThe Tyranny of E-Mail: The Four-Thousand-Year Journey to Your Inbox

The Tyranny of E-Mail: The Four-Thousand-Year Journey to Your Inbox

John Freeman

The award-winning former president of the National Book Critics Circle traces a short history of people's need for correspondence and examines the astonishing growth of e-mail--how it is changing lives, but not always for the...

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Sexually, I'm More of a Switzerland: More Personal Ads from the London Review of Books

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David Rose

This sequel to They Call Me Naughty Lola features more hilarious and bizarre personal ads from the London Review of Books.

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While the Women are Sleeping

While the Women are Sleeping

Javier Marias

A dozen unforgettable stories by one of the most original writers at work today (Wyatt Mason, The New York Times Book Review).

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 Special priceThe Aztecs

The Aztecs

Davide Domenici

Modern peoples have always been fascinated with the iconic architecture, mystical religious beliefs, and once-thriving societies of the ancient Aztecs. From the fertile areas of the Oaxaca Valley and the Valley of Mexico to the...

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 Special pricePunk Pioneers

Punk Pioneers

Jenny Lens, Glen Friedman

The photographs of Jenny Lens--many unseen, and many more well-known but seldom credited--are poignant reminiscences of a rude and rowdy moment in punk rock history. From 1976 to 1980, Lens took early shots of groups that would go...

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Love, Sex, Death and Words: Surprising Tales from a Year in Literature

John Sutherland, Stephen Fender

Love, sex, death, boredom, ecstasy, existential angst, political upheaval - the history of literature offers a rich and varied exploration of the human condition across the centuries. This title focuses on the curious artefacts...

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Augustus John: The New Biography

Augustus John: The New Biography

Michael Holroyd

This updated biography of the British painter reveals the complete story of John and his circle. New material which includes letters from Joyce, Dylan Thomas, Shaw, Oskar Kokoschka, the Sitwells and Sean O'Casey, reveals John to...

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Wonders of the Ancient World: Antiquity's Greatest Feats of Design and Engineering

Wonders of the Ancient World: Antiquity’s Greatest Feats of Design and Engineering

Justin Pollard

A guide to antiquity's greatest constructions - how they came to be built and what then befell them.

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Scenes from Village Life

Scenes from Village Life

Mr Amos Oz, Nicholas De Lange

First published in Hebrew as Tmunot mihayei hakfar. First published in Great Britain by Chatto & Windus, 2011 --T.p. verso.

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The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V.S. Naipaul

The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V.S. Naipaul

Patrick French

French offers the first authoritative biography of V.S. Naipaul, the controversial Nobel laureate, whose only stated ambition was greatness as a writer, in pursuit of which nothing else was sacred.

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 Special priceThe Beecher Sisters

The Beecher Sisters

Barbara A. White

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

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With Nails

With Nails

Grant Richard E

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

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

Rodney Stark

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

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The Super-organism: The Beauty, Elegance, and Strangeness of Insect Societies

Bert Holldobler, Edward O. Wilson

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.

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I Kill

I Kill

Giorgio Faletti

A detective and an FBI agent embark upon the most harrowing case of their careers as they attempt to track down an enigmatic killer in this relentlessly suspenseful thriller.

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To Begin the World Over Again: Lawrence of Arabia from Damascus to Baghdad

John C. Hulsman

The little-known story of Lawrence of Arabia's passionate advocacy of Arab nationalism during the pivotal years following WWI and his prescient template for nation building in the Middle East.

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Treasury of Byzantine Ornament: 255 Motifs from St Mark's and Ravenna

Treasury of Byzantine Ornament: 255 Motifs from St Mark’s and Ravenna

Arne Dehli

Fine line drawings derived from 6th- and 7th-century Italian architecture depict perforated marble panels, elaborate stone mosaics for floors and ceilings, and many other interior and exterior adornments.

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And So it Goes: Kurt Vonnegut: A Life

Charles J. Shields

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...

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

Jerrold M. Post, Robert S. Robins

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

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Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People

Amy Sedaris

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.

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When the Going Was Good

Evelyn Waugh

Between 1929 and 1935, the author travelled widely. This title describes a cruise around the Mediterranean; a train trip from Djibouti to Abyssinia to attend Emperor Haile Selassie's coronation in 1930; his travels in Aden,...

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What It Is Like to Go to War

What It Is Like to Go to War

Karl Marlantes

Marlantes relates his combat experiences in Vietnam and discusses the daily contradictions warriors face in the grind of war, where each battle requires them to take life or spare life. He also underscores the need for returning...

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See What I’m Saying: The Extraordinary Powers of Our Five Senses

Lawrence D. Rosenblum

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...

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Walsh Stephen

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The Sistine Chapel is the geographical and spiritual centre of the Vatican City, but it is also one of the most internationally famous artistic sites. The chapel's outstanding beauty lies above all in its vast cycle of paintings...

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Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong

Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong

Terry Teachout

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...

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The General of the Dead Army

The General of the Dead Army

Ismail Kadare, Derek Coltman

This is the story of an Italian general, accompanied by his chaplain, charged with the mission of scouring Albania in search of the bones of their fallen countrymen, killed twenty years earlier during World War II.

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The Vivisector

Patrick White

Hurtle Duffield is incapable of loving anything except what he paints. The people who court him are, above all, the victims of his art, and he dissects their weaknesses with cruel precision. The Australian author won the Nobel...

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Flavors of Emilia Romagna

Flavors of Emilia Romagna

Rosalba Gioffe, Gabriella Ganugi

More than 60 fabulous reciipes from Bolgna and the provinces of
Emilia Romagna,

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Nigella Christmas: Food, Family, Friends, Festivities

Nigella Christmas: Food, Family, Friends, Festivities

Nigella Lawson

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...

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The Memory Chalet

The Memory Chalet

Tony Judt

A memoir of Tony Judt that presents his youthful love of a particular London bus route that evolved into a reflection on public civility and interwar urban planning.

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 Special priceThe Map and the Territory

The Map and the Territory

Michel Houellebecq

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

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A Brief History of France

A Brief History of France

Cecil Jenkins

When we think of France we often evoke images of fine food and wine, the elegant boulevards of Paris, the chic beaches of St Tropez. This title tells the story of the formation of this nation through its people, great events and...

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Another Beauty

Another Beauty

Adam Zagajewski

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 the...

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London Deluxe

London Deluxe

Richard Bryant, Peter Ackroyd

Richard Bryant’s London is a fitting love letter to a city with
an unparalleled history and an inimitable and tangible soul.
Following the path of the river, the reader travels across London,
from the bucolic West to the...

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About My Life and the Kept Woman

About My Life and the Kept Woman

John Rechy

Rechy, author of City of Night, writes openly about his life as a Mexican-American, in a powerful story that bears witness to some of the most riotous changes of the past century. Resonating with fierce individualism and utter...

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 Special price Read reviewThe Limpopo Academy of Private Detection

The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection

Alexander McCall Smith

* Mma Ramotswe's thirteenth adventure; published in Little, Brown hardback

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The Lacuna

The Lacuna

Barbara Kingsolver

In her first novel in nine years, New York Times -bestselling author Kingsolver tells the story of Harrison William Shepherd, an unforgettable protagonist whose search for identity takes readers to the heart of the 20th century's...

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Tuscany

Tuscany

Mario Matassa, Phaidon, Mary Consonni, Edward Park

The ultimate cookbook of authentic and traditional Tuscan dishes.

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Kosher Revolution: New Techniques and Great Recipes for Unlimited Kosher Cooking

Kosher Revolution: New Techniques and Great Recipes for Unlimited Kosher Cooking

Geila Hocherman, Arthur Boehm, Antonis Achilleos

Thanks to the availability of sophisticated kosher ingredients and food-savvy kosher cookbooks, kosher cooks are able to cook any kosher recipe at home. No cookbook, however, has taken the logical next step-to show cooks how to...

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 Special priceFast Forward: Fashion

Fast Forward: Fashion

Nathalie Grolimund

256 pages of cutting-edge fashion from today's youngest, most daring fashion designers. Imagery from the catwalk.

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Knitted Icons: 25 Celebrity Doll Patterns

Knitted Icons: 25 Celebrity Doll Patterns

Carol Meldrum

Albert Einstein proved to us that E=MC2. Marilyn Monroe convinced us that gentlemen prefer blondes and that diamonds are a girl's best friend. Elvis Presley showed us how to swivel our hips to old-time rock 'n' roll. Through...

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The Dream of the Celt

The Dream of the Celt

Mario Vargas Llosa, Ms Edith Grossman

Originally published in Spanish in 2010 by Alfaguara Ediciones, Spain, as El sueno del Celta.

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Italics Italian Art Between Tradition And Revolution 1968-2008

Italics Italian Art Between Tradition And Revolution 1968-2008

Palazzo Grassi

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Toward the Setting Sun: Columbus, Cabot, Vespucci, and the Race for America

Toward the Setting Sun: Columbus, Cabot, Vespucci, and the Race for America

David Boyle

The untold story of the rivalries and alliances between
Christopher Columbus, Amerigo Vespucci, and John Cabot during the
Age of Exploration.When Constantinople fell to the Ottoman Empire
in 1453, the long-established trade...

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Origins A Memoir

Origins A Memoir

Maalouf Amin

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...

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Day Out of Days: Stories

Day Out of Days: Stories

Sam Shepard

From one of nation's most acclaimed and inimitable writers comes a collection of tales set mainly in the fertile imaginative landscape of the West, written with the terse lyricism, cinematic detail, and wry humor that have become...

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 Special priceThe Invention of Enterprise: Entrepreneurship from Ancient Mesopotamia to Modern Times

The Invention of Enterprise: Entrepreneurship from Ancient Mesopotamia to Modern Times

David S. Landes, Daniel R. Headrick, Joel Mokyr, William J. Baumol

Explores the entrepreneur's role in society from antiquity to the present. Addressing social and institutional influences from a historical context, this title includes chapters that examine entrepreneurship during a particular...

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Federico Barocci: Allure and Devotion in Late Renaissance Painting

Federico Barocci: Allure and Devotion in Late Renaissance Painting

Stuart Lingo

Federico Barocci was among the most admired painters in 16-century Italy. This study relates Barocci's achievements to transformations in the theory and practice of painting during an era in which pictorial developments generated...

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 Special priceIn a Heartbeat

In a Heartbeat

Anne Leigh Tuohy, Sean Tuohy, Sally Jenkins

Takes us on a journey of faith and love - and teaches us unforgettable lessons about the power of giving.

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Images of Muhammad: Narratives of the Prophet in Islam Across the Centuries

Images of Muhammad: Narratives of the Prophet in Islam Across the Centuries

Tarif Khalidi (University of Cambridge)

From one of today's leading Muslim scholars, this compelling
look at how the Prophet Muhammad has been portrayed throughout the
centuries offers a fascinating history of the diversity of Islamic
cultures and beliefs. The...

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Oak: One Tree, Three Years, Fifty Paintings

Oak: One Tree, Three Years, Fifty Paintings

Stephen Taylor

It was an exercise to learn how to see, to understand just one thing in its greatest detail. Stephen Taylor came across the 250-year-old tree while on a walk in Essex, England, six years ago, shortly after the deaths of his mother...

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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

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

Barbara Milo Ohrbach

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...

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Christian World, The

Christian World, The

Marty, Martin

In this cogent volume, renowned Christian historian Martin Marty
delivers a brief yet sweeping account of Christianity and how it
spread from a few believers two thousand years ago to become the
world's largest...

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Pershing

Pershing

Jim Lacey, Wesley K. Clark

This persuasive biography sheds light on the nation's first modern combat commander who set the standard for today's four-star officers.

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The Thief at the End of the World: Rubber, Power, and the Seeds of Empire

The Thief at the End of the World: Rubber, Power, and the Seeds of Empire

Joe Jackson

In 1876, Henry Wickham smuggled 70,000 rubber tree seeds out of the rainforests of Brazil and delivered them to Victorian England. In this utterly engaging account of obsession, greed, and betrayal, Jackson brings to life a...

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The Monastery Garden Cookbook: Farm-Fresh Recipes for the Home Cook

The Monastery Garden Cookbook: Farm-Fresh Recipes for the Home Cook

Victor-Antoine D'Avila-Latourr, Victor-Antoine d'Avila-Latourrette

Brother Victor offers more simple and elegant vegetable recipes.

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Champlain's Dream

Champlain’s Dream

David Hackett Fischer

In this sweeping, enthralling biography, an acclaimed historian brings to life the remarkable story of Samuel de Champlain--soldier, spy, artist, and Father of New France.

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Elemental Art Of The Indonesian Archipelago

Elemental Art Of The Indonesian Archipelago

Longenecker Martha

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...

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 Special priceHigh Heels: Fashion Femininity Seduction

High Heels: Fashion Femininity Seduction

Ivan Vartanian, Stella Bruzzi, James Crump

Featuring a selection of contemporary fashion photography, this title takes us on a visual odyssey through ideas of beauty, danger and seduction. It explores the confluence of art, fashion and fetish in the cult of high heels...

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 Special priceThe Illustrious Dead: The Terrifying Story of How Typhus Killed Napoleon's Greatest Army

The Illustrious Dead: The Terrifying Story of How Typhus Killed Napoleon’s Greatest Army

Stephan Talty

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...

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The Castle

The Castle

Franz Kafka, Idris Parry

Franz Kafka's The Castle is one of the greatest modern novels, famous for its dreamlike quality and its richness of interpretative possibility.

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The Escape of Sigmund Freud

The Escape of Sigmund Freud

David Cohen

A month after the Nazis took over Austria on March 12, 1938, every business owned by Jews had a Nazi appointed to run it. For eighty-two- year-old Sigmund Freud, the world's leading psychoanalyst, the appointed commissar was a...

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 Special priceDr. Euler's Fabulous Formula: Cures Many Mathematical Ills

Dr. Euler’s Fabulous Formula: Cures Many Mathematical Ills

Paul J. Nahin

Presents the story of the formula - zero equals e[pi] i+1 long regarded as the gold standard for mathematical beauty. This book shows why it still lies at the heart of complex number theory. It discusses many sophisticated...

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 Special priceDismantling the Empire

Dismantling the Empire

Chalmers Johnson

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

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Arlington Park

Arlington Park

Cusk Rachel

Arlington Park, a modern-day English suburb very much like its
American counterparts, is a place devoted to the profitable
ordinariness of life. Amidst its leafy avenues and comfortable
houses, its residents live out the...

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The Age of Chivalry: The Story of Medieval Europe, 950 to 1450

The Age of Chivalry: The Story of Medieval Europe, 950 to 1450

Hywel Williams

An illustrated history of medieval Europe from the close of the Dark Ages to the invention of printing.

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The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement

The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement

David Brooks

From the influential and hugely popular New York Times columnist and bestselling author of Bobos in Paradise comes a landmark exploration of how human beings and communities succeed.

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Through the Eyes of the Vikings: An Aerial Vision of Arctic Lands

Through the Eyes of the Vikings: An Aerial Vision of Arctic Lands

Robert B. Haas

Intends to capture imagery reflecting three key visual elements of the lands of the Vikings - landscapes, wildlife, and human footprint - focusing on regions that transect the Arctic Circle, specifically Alaska, northern Canada,...

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

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

Charles Mann

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

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Cleaver

Cleaver

Tim Parks

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,...

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 Special priceThe Rivered Earth

The Rivered Earth

Vikram Seth

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

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 Special priceRelaxation Revolution: Enhancing Your Personal Health Through the Science and Genetics of Mind Body Healing

Relaxation Revolution: Enhancing Your Personal Health Through the Science and Genetics of Mind Body Healing

Herbert Benson, M.D., William Proctor

The inventor of The Relaxation Response, presents recent scientific proof on how the mind changes one's DNA, showing readers how they can heal themselves.

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 Special priceRailsea

Railsea

China Mieville

Playful and clever, this is the new gloriously imagined novel from China Mieville

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 Special priceThe Poetic Home: Designing the 19th-Century Domestic Interior

The Poetic Home: Designing the 19th-Century Domestic Interior

Stefan Muthesius

Examines the Western domestic interior from the 1800s to the mid-1890s. This book considers the design of the interior as a whole, making use of original 19th century texts and images to reveal what the designers, producers, shops...

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Piano Lessons

Piano Lessons

Anna Goldsworthy

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...

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 Special pricePerfect Portuguese (Learn Portuguese with the Michel Thomas Method)

Perfect Portuguese (Learn Portuguese with the Michel Thomas Method)

Virginia Catmur

Learn another language the way you learnt your own.

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 Special pricePerfect Polish (Learn Polish with the Michel Thomas Method)

Perfect Polish (Learn Polish with the Michel Thomas Method)

Jolanta Cecula

Learn another language the way you learnt your own.

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 Special pricePerfect Greek (Learn Greek with the Michel Thomas Method)

Perfect Greek (Learn Greek with the Michel Thomas Method)

Hara Garoufalia-Middle

You learned your own language naturally and enjoyably: now you can learn Greek in the same way!

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 Special priceThe Penguin Guide to the 1000 Finest Classical Recordings: The Must-Have CDs and DVDs

The Penguin Guide to the 1000 Finest Classical Recordings: The Must-Have CDs and DVDs

Ivan March, Edward Greenfield, Robert Layton, Paul Czajkowski

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...

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Pearl Jam Twenty

Pearl Jam Twenty

Cameron Crowe, Boyle, Pearl Jam

For twenty years, Pearl Jam have done the impossible: never shying from controversy, ever true to themselves, constantly ground-breaking, they remain one of the most popular bands on the planet with over 60m albums sold worldwide....

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Brought to Light: Photography and the Invisible, 1840-1900

Brought to Light: Photography and the Invisible, 1840-1900

Corey Keller, Jennifer Tucker, Tom Gunning, Maren Groning, Marie-Sophie Corcy

Combining accounts of scientific experimentation with stories of showmanship, this book reveals how developments in nineteenth-century technology could enlighten as well as frighten and amaze.

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Rebels and Traitors

Rebels and Traitors

Lindsey Davis

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...

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