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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 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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 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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 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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At Elizabeth David's Table: Classic Recipes and Timeless Kitchen Wisdom

At Elizabeth David’s Table: Classic Recipes and Timeless Kitchen Wisdom

Elizabeth David, Jon Gray, David Loftus, Jill Norman, Ruth Reichl

A classic-in-the-making compendium of the best recipes of Elizabeth David, the pioneering chef who introduced American and British home cooks to Mediterranean food in the late 1940s.

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Pop-up Book

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Pop-up Book

Roald Dahl, Iain Smyth, Quentin Blake

On pop-up, pull-tab, lift-the-flap pages.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Game

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Game

Eric Carle

Eric Carle's tale of The Very Hungry Caterpillar comes to life in this fantastic board game. Featuring bright illustrations, the game takes children on a journey of trasnformaiton as their caterpillar develops from egg to...

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 Special priceOne Sun One Moon: Aboriginal Art in Australia

One Sun One Moon: Aboriginal Art in Australia

Hetti Perkins, Margie West, Theresa Willsteed

Featuring over 240 colour plates, this volume canvasses an extraordinary diverse range of Aboriginal art. The 27 essays by leading authorities and 13 interviews with key artists are accompanied by an extensive chronology.

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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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Florence Broadhurst: Her Secret & Extraordinary Lives

Florence Broadhurst: Her Secret & Extraordinary Lives

Helen O'Neill

In a volume as captivating as its subject, Florence Broadhurst paints an unforgettable portrait of a woman ahead of her time. To this day, mystery shrouds her myriad personae (starlet, couturier, painter) as well as her...

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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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 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 priceHow Proust Can Change Your Life

How Proust Can Change Your Life

Alain de Botton

'Dazzling' John Updike

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 Special priceA Time of Gifts: On Foot to Constantinople - From the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube

A Time of Gifts: On Foot to Constantinople - From the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube

Patrick Leigh Fermor

The great travel classic, first published in 1977 and recounting an epic journey of nearly 50 years before, reissued in paperback with an Introduction by Jan Morris

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 Special priceBetween the Woods and the Water: on Foot to Constantinople from the Hook of Holland - The Middle Danube to the Iron Gates

Between the Woods and the Water: on Foot to Constantinople from the Hook of Holland - The Middle Danube to the Iron Gates

Patrick Leigh Fermor

The second great Patrick Leigh Fermor classic - and the sequel to A Time of Gifts - reissued in paperback with an Introduction by Jan Morris

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 Special priceThe Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World: 13th Edition of the World's Most Prestigious and Authoritative Atlas

The Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World: 13th Edition of the World’s Most Prestigious and Authoritative Atlas

Times Atlases

The latest edition of the world's most prestigious and authoritative world atlas, containing up-to-date world maps and thematic information curated by experts in geography and cartography.

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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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 Special priceYeah Yeah Yeah: The Story of Modern Pop

Yeah Yeah Yeah: The Story of Modern Pop

Bob Stanley

For fifty years, pop music was created and consumed like this: you heard a record on the radio, or read about it in a music paper; you bought it on Saturday; you lent it to, or taped it for, a friend; and they reciprocated with...

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 Read reviewFreedom

Freedom

Jonathan Franzen

The new novel from the author of The Corrections.

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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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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 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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 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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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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Charles Rennie Mackintosh Masterpieces of Art

Charles Rennie Mackintosh Masterpieces of Art

Gordon Kerr, Tamsin Pickeral

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

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Gustav Klimt Masterpieces of Art

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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Paul 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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J.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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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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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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The Lower River

The Lower River

Paul Theroux

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

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 Special priceThe 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 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 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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 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 priceGive 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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 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 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 priceThe White Castle

The White Castle

Lawrence Durrell, Orhan Pamuk

A young Italian scholar was captured by pirates and put up for auction at the Istanbul slave market. Acquired by a brilliant Turkish inventor, he is set to work on projects to entertain the jaded Sultan.

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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 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 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 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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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 priceRock Country

Rock Country

Christian Ryan

An entertaining and revealing romp through the story of Australian rock and pop told by those that lived it, performed it, and adored it.

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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 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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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 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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 Special priceMy Ideal Bookshelf

My Ideal Bookshelf

Thessaly La Force, Jane Mount

The books that we choose to keep --let alone read-- can say a lot about who we are and how we see ourselves. In My Ideal Bookshelf, dozens of leading cultural figures share the books that matter to them most; books that...

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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 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 priceLost Antarctica: Adventures in a Disappearing Land

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 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 priceLentil as Anything

Lentil as Anything

Shanaka Fernando

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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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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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 Healing Power of Meditation: Leading Experts on Buddhism, Psychology, and Medicine Explore the Health Benefits of Contemplative Practice

The Healing Power of Meditation: Leading Experts on Buddhism, Psychology, and Medicine Explore the Health Benefits of Contemplative Practice

Andy Fraser

Meditation has developed from a New Age novelty into a powerful tool for alleviating suffering in the modern world. The book shares profound insights on meditation and the mind from the heart of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition and...

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 Special priceThe Handmade Loaf

The Handmade Loaf

Dan Lepard

A collection of recipes, personal stories and photographs that capture the breads and home bakers of Europe. It includes over 80 recipes, many of which are inspired by the bakers profiled. It is suitable for the experienced baker,...

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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 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 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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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 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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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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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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 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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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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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

An intimate look at one of rock's brightest stars and his legendary backing band Before he was the swaggering, stadium-packing megastar, Bruce Springsteen was a brooding introvert, desperate to strike a balance between his...

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

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

Jerrold M. Post, Robert S. Robins

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

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

Timber Construction for Trade, Industry Administration: Basics and Projects

Wolfgang Ruske

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

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 Special priceShazam!: The Golden Age of the World's Mightiest Mortal

Shazam!: The Golden Age of the World’s Mightiest Mortal

Chip Kidd, Geoff Spear

In Shazam: The Golden Age of the World's Mightiest Mortal, Chip Kidd and Geoff Spear team up to deliver an amazing book that presents all of the Captain Marvel toys, ephemera, and artwork produced during comics' Golden Age. This...

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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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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 priceThe 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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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 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 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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Animal Rights and Moral Philosophy

Julian H. Franklin

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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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Mario Jo Lafontaine

Mario Jo Lafontaine

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

"In 1987 the Belgian artist Marie-Jo Lafontaine created Les
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sculpture which aroused greater interest than might have been
expected and which made a lasting...

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Home Land

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Sam Lipsyte

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

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Africa Since Independence

Paul Nugent

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9-11

Noam Chomsky

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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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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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On Canaan’s Side

Sebastian Barry

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

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 Special 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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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 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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Granta 111: Going Back

John Freeman

'An overwhelmingly powerful force in English writing' - Spectator

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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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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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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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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...

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The Fear Index

Robert Harris

Fear Index .

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Fantastico!: Modern Italian Food

Fantastico!: Modern Italian Food

Gino D'Acampo, Kate Whitaker

This is a cookbook filled with modern Italian food, infused with Gino's style and sense of humor, encompassing the myriad influences that have pervaded the country's cuisine.

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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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Early Cultures Of Mainland Southeast Asia

Early Cultures Of Mainland Southeast Asia

Higham Charles

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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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The Declared Enemy: Texts and Interviews

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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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Philosophy

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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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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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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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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 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 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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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 priceThe Barefoot Emperor: An Ethiopian Tragedy

The Barefoot Emperor: An Ethiopian Tragedy

Philip Marsden

A fascinating narrative excursion into a bizarre episode in 19th century Ethiopian and British imperial history, featuring a remote African despot and his monstrous European-built gun.

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The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection

Alexander McCall Smith

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

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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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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 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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 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 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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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 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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 Special priceDreaming 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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 Special priceThe Beecher Sisters

The Beecher Sisters

Barbara A. White

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

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

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

Rodney Stark

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

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 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 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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