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Dutch: Biography of a Language

Dutch: Biography of a Language

Roland Willemyns

Offers a well-researched and highly readable survey of the language in all its historical, geographic, and social aspects

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Dig: Sound and Music in Hip Culture

Dig: Sound and Music in Hip Culture

Phil Ford

Dig argues that in hip culture it is sound itself, and the faculty of hearing, that is the privileged part of the sensory experience. Through a string of lucid and illuminating examples, author Phil Ford shows why and how music...

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The Rule of Empires: Those Who Built Them, Those Who Endured Them, and Why They Always Fall

The Rule of Empires: Those Who Built Them, Those Who Endured Them, and Why They Always Fall

Timothy Parsons

In The Rule of Empires, Timothy Parsons gives a sweeping account of the evolution of empire from its origins in ancient Rome to its most recent twentieth-century embodiment. He explains what constitutes an empire and offers...

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The Borgias: The Hidden History

The Borgias: The Hidden History

G J Meyer

The startling truth behind one of the most notorious dynasties in history is revealed in a remarkable new account by the acclaimed author of The Tudors and A World Undone. Meyer offers an unprecedented portrait of the infamous...

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Surreal People

Surreal People

Alex Klar

Looks at fifteen relationships between the main participants of Surrealism and features over forty works of art, objects and design pieces from the movement.

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 Special priceFranco and Hitler: Spain, Germany, and World War II

Franco and Hitler: Spain, Germany, and World War II

Stanley G. Payne

Explores the range of Franco's relationship with Hitler, from 1936 to the fall of the Reich in 1945. This book investigates the evolving relationship of the two regimes up to the conclusion of World War II.

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Maverick Genius: The Pioneering Odyssey of Freeman Dyson

Maverick Genius: The Pioneering Odyssey of Freeman Dyson

Phillip F Schewe

Freeman Dyson has been influential in many fields over his long and legendary career, including quantum physics, national defense, space, and religion. In this definitive biography, Schewe examines the life of one of the most...

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Through the Eyes of the Condor: An Aerial Vision of Latin America

Through the Eyes of the Condor: An Aerial Vision of Latin America

Robert Bartlett Haas

A follow-up to the enormously successful Through the Eyes of the Gods, this gorgeous new volume takes readers soaring above Latin America for a birds-eye view of magical, unreachable lands and exotic wildlife. 120 color...

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The World and Its Double: The Life and Work of Otto Preminger

The World and Its Double: The Life and Work of Otto Preminger

Chris Fujiwara

Otto Preminger was one of Hollywood's first truly independent producer/directors. Blazing a trail in the examination of controversial issues such as drug addiction and homosexuality, Preminger broke the censorship of the Hollywood...

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 Read reviewWhite Beech: The Rainforest Years

White Beech: The Rainforest Years

Dr. Germaine Greer

One bright day in December 2001, sixty-two-year-old Germaine Greer found herself confronted by an irresistible challenge in the shape of sixty hectares of dairy farm, one of many in south-east Queensland that, after a century of...

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 Special priceMaddAddam

MaddAddam

Margaret Atwood

Bringing together characters from Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood, this thrilling conclusion to Atwood's dystopian trilogy confirms the ultimate endurance of humanity, community, and love.

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The Big Screen: The Story of the Movies

The Big Screen: The Story of the Movies

David Thomson

The enthralling story of the movies: their rise and spread, their remarkable influence in the war years, and their slow decline to a form that is often richly entertaining, but no longer lays claim to lives the way it once did.

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 Special priceAndrew's Brain

Andrew’s Brain

E. L. Doctorow

Andrew's Brain is a surprising turn and a singular achievement in the canon of a writer whose prose has the power to create its own landscape, and whose great topic, in the words of Don DeLillo, is the reach of American...

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Lake Eyre: A Journey Through the Heart of the Continent

Lake Eyre: A Journey Through the Heart of the Continent

Paul Lockyer

A beautiful full-colour book that documents Lake Eyre, its landscape, characters and astonishing history - now available in paperback. At the heart of Australia, framed by desert, Lake Eyre, the country's biggest lake, seldom sees...

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 Special priceGarden

Garden

Jennifer Stackhouse

The ideal book for anyone who wants to keep their garden in tip-top shape. Garden is an invaluable guide to maintaining a garden - from the plants to the paving - all year round. Starting with the vital task of watering,...

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 Special priceVoss

Voss

Patrick White

The eponymous hero, Johann Voss, is based on Ludwig Leichhardt, the nineteenth-century German explorer and naturalist who had already conducted several major expeditions into the Australian outback before making an ambitious...

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The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965

The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965

William Manchester, Paul Reid

Vol. numbering extrapolated from preliminaries and text.

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 Special priceFrench General: 30 Projects for Every Room in the House

French General: 30 Projects for Every Room in the House

Kaari Meng, Jon Zabala

Presents thirty sewing patterns that bring the pleasures of French country living to the home. This title includes patterns for a scalloped tablecloth, linen curtains, piles of pillows and bedding, lavender sachets, travel bags,...

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Great Graphic Design on a Budget: How to Do More with Less

Great Graphic Design on a Budget: How to Do More with Less

Scott Witham

GREAT GRAPHIC DESIGN ON A BUDGETis a cost-cutting primer and a sourcebook of ideas for creating first-rate designs on minimal budgets. It teaches you simple tricks of the trade and reveals innovative and unexpected ways for...

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Gurrumul: His Life and Music

Gurrumul: His Life and Music

Robert Hillman

From concert halls to recording studios and into Aboriginal heartlands, this is the story of Australia′s Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu. This unique Indigenous man is one of the most inspiring music stories of our generation.

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Boutique Baking: Delectable Cakes, Cupcakes and Teatime Treats

Boutique Baking: Delectable Cakes, Cupcakes and Teatime Treats

Peggy Porchsen

Peggy Porschen is one of the most prominent and pioneering names in contemporary cake design. Renowned for her exquisite craftsmanship combined with a love of baking, her passion is for creating delectable works of art that taste...

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 Special priceDean and Deluca: The Food and Wine Cookbook

Dean and Deluca: The Food and Wine Cookbook

Jefferson Morgan, Steven Rothfeld

In Dean & DeLuca: A Book of Food and Wine, 75 inspired recipes are paired with carefully chosen varietal wines that celebrate the wine country's abundance of both grapes and fresh produce. Introductory chapters on the different...

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Day/Night: Travels in the Scriptorium and Man in the Dark

Day/Night: Travels in the Scriptorium and Man in the Dark

Paul Auster (New Directions)

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ONE VOLUME, TWO EXISTENTIAL CLASSICS BY BESTSELLING NOVELIST PAUL AUSTER Day/Night brings together two metaphysical novels that mirror each other and are meant to be read in tandem: two men, each confined to...

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Coffee with Hemingway

Coffee with Hemingway

Kirk Curnutt (Troy State University Montgomery, Alabama Troy State University, Montgomery), John Updike

The most illustrious men and women of the past would have much to teach us if only, by some miracle, we could get them to tell us just what it was that really mattered to them, what made a difference in their lives, and what their...

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Coffee with Plato

Coffee with Plato

Donald R Moor, Robert M Pirsig

Around 428 BC, Plato was born into one of Athens's most aristocratic families, and ultimately gathered around him some of the greatest minds of his age. Travel back to ancient Greece with Professor Emeritus of Philosophy Donald R....

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LIFE  Bob Dylan: 50 Years on

LIFE Bob Dylan: 50 Years on

The Editors of LIFE Magazine

Bobby Zimmerman of Hibbing, Minnesota, relocated to New York City and precisely 50 years ago, set the world on fire. Having been personally re-imagined as Bob Dylan, he captured the hearts and minds of music lovers in lower...

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Coffee with Michelangelo

Coffee with Michelangelo

James Hall, John Julius Norwich

The most illustrious men and women of the past would have much to teach us if only, by some miracle, we could get them to tell us just what it was that really mattered to them, what made a difference in their lives, and what their...

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Coffee with Isaac Newton

Coffee with Isaac Newton

Michael White, Bill Bryson

Sir Isaac Newton formulated the concept of gravity, devised a radically new theory of light, and created a calculus that revolutionized mathematics. White, author of an award-winning biography of Newton, captures the essence of...

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Watermark

Watermark

Joseph Brodsky

Originally published in hardcover: New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1992.

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101 Action Movies You Must See Before You Die

101 Action Movies You Must See Before You Die

Steven Jay Schneider, PhD (New York University and Harvard University, Massachusetts)

Action movies can be called the purest form of cinema because they tell their stories visually, rather than through dialogue. Summarized in this entertaining book are 101 of the most famous action films of all time, from the early...

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 Special pricePoems 1959-2009

Poems 1959-2009

Frederick Seidal

These are the collected poems of a master whose work includes many of the most compelling, savage, and tender poems in the language. Frederick Seidel is, in the words of the critic Adam Kirsch, the best American poet writing...

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101 Sci-Fi Movies You Must See Before You Die

101 Sci-Fi Movies You Must See Before You Die

Steven Jay Schneider, PhD (New York University and Harvard University, Massachusetts)

From Le Voyage dans la Lune (A Trip to the Moon) to Star Wars and beyond, this compendium includes intriguing insights from film critics and a wealth of factual details along with dramatic illustrations that capture...

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Playboy: Blondes

Playboy: Blondes

Jim Petersen

These colourful images that Playboy had to offer from the 1950s to the 1970s, celebrate the beauty of the female form with women appearing sleek to statuesque, knowing to innocent, and pert to provocative.

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 Special price500 Judaica: Innovative Contemporary Ritual Art

500 Judaica: Innovative Contemporary Ritual Art

Ray Hemachandra, Daniel Belasco, Martha Sielman

Featuring pieces from North America, Europe and Israel, this title demonstrates the diversity of Judaism. It includes such artworks as Shabbat candlesticks, Torah pointers, kippahs, Seder plates and dreidels.

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The Classic Collection

The Classic Collection

Editors of LIFE Magazine

Life has, of course, visited its archives before. This title puts the photographs on display, not only as part of the page layout but as the page itself. It includes prints that are suitable for framing. It includes not only...

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The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair

The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair

Joel Dicker, Sam Taylor

A crime story. A love story. A worldwide phenomenon. More than 2 million copies sold

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These are the Names: Jewish Lives in Australia, 1788-1850

These are the Names: Jewish Lives in Australia, 1788-1850

John S. Levi

Between 1788 and 1850, more than 1500 Jewish men and women were either transported to Australia as convicts or arrived as free settlers. This important biographical dictionary presents the details - occasionally sketchy but...

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 Special priceThe Sex Lives of Siamese Twins

The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins

Irvine Welsh

When Lucy Brennan, a Miami Beach personal-fitness trainer, disarms an apparently crazed gunman chasing two frightened homeless men along a deserted causeway at night, the police and the breaking-news cameras are not far behind....

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 Special priceThe American Future: A History

The American Future: A History

Simon Schama

The American Future: A History, written by an author who has spent half his life there, takes the long view of how the United States has come to this anguished moment of truth about its own identity as a nation and its place in...

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Why the Germans? Why the Jews? Envy, Race Hatred, and the Prehistory of the Holocaust

Why the Germans? Why the Jews? Envy, Race Hatred, and the Prehistory of the Holocaust

Götz Aly

Originally published as Warum die Deutschen? Warum die Juden?: Frankfurt am Main: S. Fischer, 2011.

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 Read reviewNight Games: Sex, Power and Sport

Night Games: Sex, Power and Sport

Anna Krien

'The Pies beat the Saints and the city of Melbourne was still cloaked in black and white crepe paper when the rumour of a pack rape by celebrating footballers began to surface. By morning, the head of the sexual crimes squad...

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A City Lost and Found: Whelan the Wrecker's Melbourne

A City Lost and Found: Whelan the Wrecker’s Melbourne

Robyn Annear

'Old landmarks fall in nearly every block ... and the face of the city is changing so rapidly that the time is not too far distant when a search for a building 50 years old will be in vain.' - Herald, 1925. The demolition firm of...

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 Read reviewThe Andy Goldsworthy Project

The Andy Goldsworthy Project

Molly Donovan, Tina Fiske, Mr Martin Kemp, John Beardsley

Andy Goldsworthys beautiful ephemeral artworks have been rendered timeless in numerous photographic records. This book deals with Goldsworthy's work in nearly twenty years, and underscores the artists permanent output since 1984.

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Cathedral

Cathedral

Raymond Carver

Presents a story in which a blind man guides the hand of a sighted man as together they draw the cathedral the blind man can never see.

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The Doors of Perception: And Heaven and Hell

The Doors of Perception: And Heaven and Hell

Aldous Huxley, J. G. Ballard

In 1953, in the presence of an investigator, Aldous Huxley took four-tenths of a gramme of mescalin, sat down and waited to see what would happen. When he opened his eyes everything was transformed. Huxley described his experience...

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 Special priceWhere I'm Reading From: The Changing World of Books

Where I’m Reading From: The Changing World of Books

Tim Parks

Should you finish every book you start? How has your family influenced the way you read? What is literary style? How is the Nobel Prize like the World Cup? Why do you hate the book your friend likes? Is writing really just like...

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Letty Fox: Her Luck

Letty Fox: Her Luck

Christina Stead, Carmen Callil

Letty Fox tells her story as a self-styled woman in New York's world of passion, love and sexual bargaining. As a bright, uninhibited daughter of a middle class couple who believes the world is her oyster, Letty Fox tells it all -...

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The Illustrated World Atlas

The Illustrated World Atlas

The highly visual atlas is packed with up to date maps, superb illustrations, and carefully selected, stimulating photographs.These features combine to offer a comprehensive and colourful look at all the world's...

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A Singular Vision: Harry Seidler

A Singular Vision: Harry Seidler

Helen O'Neill

Harry Seidler, a stylish, decisive and highly opinionated man, was a key figure in international modern architecture and in the establishment of post-war modern design in Australia. He emerged as Australia's preeminent architect,...

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Spanish Flavors: Stunning Dishes Inspired by the Regional Ingredients of Spain

Spanish Flavors: Stunning Dishes Inspired by the Regional Ingredients of Spain

Jose Pizarro

In Spanish Flavors, Pizarro journeys across Spain, collecting his favorite regional ingredients to combine into stylish dishes that are easy to recreate at home. He celebrates the classic Spanish dishes, but also focuses...

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A Face to the World: On Self-Portraits

A Face to the World: On Self-Portraits

Laura Cumming

Focusing on the art of self-portraiture, this effortlessly engaging exploration of the lives of artists sheds fascinating light on some of the most extraordinary portraits in art history.

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Christian Art

Christian Art

Rowena Loverance

At once a sumptuously illustrated survey of Christian art over time and across the globe as well as a study of what RChristian artS really means, Loverance concludes with an assessment of the current state of this art form at the...

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Breakfast of Champions

Breakfast of Champions

Kurt Vonnegut

In a frolic of cartoon and comic outbursts against rule and reason, a miraculous weaving of science fiction, memoir, parable, fairy tale and farce, Kurt Vonnegut attacks the whole spectrum of American society, releasing some of...

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Falling Freely, as If in a Dream

Falling Freely, as If in a Dream

Leif G. W. Persson

It's August 2007, and Lars Martin Johansson, chief of the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Sweden has opened the files on the unsolved murder of Prime Minister Olof Palme. Yet the closer the group gets to the truth,...

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 Special priceChild: Portraits by 40 Great Artists

Child: Portraits by 40 Great Artists

Juliet Heslewood

Juliet Heslewood, art historian and author of Mother and Lover, brings together a collection of portraits of artists' children, through history to the present day.

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John Olsen: An Artist's Life

John Olsen: An Artist’s Life

Darleen Bungey

This landmark biography by Darleen Bungey, the author of the celebrated biography of Arthur Boyd, graphically depicts the forces that drove John Olsen to become one of the country's greatest artists. An exhilarating...

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Speechless: A Year In My Father's Business

Speechless: A Year In My Father’s Business

James Button

Working for Rudd, James paints a colourful picture of the machinations of government, and shows how far the party has moved from the idealism and pragmatism of his father's generation. He ends on a note of hope for the Party's...

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Boutique Beer: 500 of the World's Finest Craft Brews

Boutique Beer: 500 of the World’s Finest Craft Brews

Ben McFarland

Boutique Beer is the must-have book that every beer connoisseur will need to own

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The Art of British Rock: 50 Years of Rock Posters, Flyers and Handbills

The Art of British Rock: 50 Years of Rock Posters, Flyers and Handbills

Mike Evans, Paul Palmer-Edwards

Celebrating a half-century of design in posters, flyers and advertising ephemera, The Art of British Rock highlights the UK's unique contribution to rock'n'roll graphics.

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Lives

Lives

Peter Robb

In Lives , an extraordinary writer encounters some remarkable people; and evokes their inner lives. Peter Robb has an uncanny ability to get into the skin of other people: to show them in a new light, to home on what makes them...

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Van Diemen's Land

Van Diemen’s Land

James Boyce

A groundbreaking history of the settlement of Tasmania. James Boyce's book is filled with new facts and new ideas about one episode in the history of British colonialism. Combining environmental insights with a grasp of the...

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Animals: A Visual Guide to the Animal Kingdom

Animals: A Visual Guide to the Animal Kingdom

Dr. Keith Laidler

Animals combines over 350 amazing giant-sized images taken by the world's best wildlife photographers with the latest scientific and zoological research on the natural history and conservation status of hundreds of animals.

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 Special priceWood Houses

Wood Houses

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

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Minimalism

Minimalism

Konemann

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

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The Age of Empires

The Age of Empires

Robert Aldrich

Tells a story of thirteen modern Empires, that is full of suspense, cruelty, conflict, heroism, great explorations and extraordinary feats of endurance, with a profusion of illustrations drawn from a wide range of vivid sources.

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 Read reviewCollected Stories

Collected Stories

James Salter

Each indelible narrative in the Collected Stories is marked by Salter's great literary grace, his ability to show the subtleties of a character or situation with precision, and his equally assured ability to...

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 Special priceExistence - Limited Edition 3d Cover

Existence - Limited Edition 3d Cover

David Brin

A turning point is upon us. A new flood is coming. Decades from now, an alien artefact is plucked from Earth's orbit by a galactic garbage trawler and it will shed light on the fate of humanity itself. We've always seen the end...

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 Special pricePrefab Architecture

Prefab Architecture

Editors

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

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Sirens of Titan

Sirens of Titan

Kurt Vonnegut

Originally published: New York: Delacorte Press, c1959.

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Modern Country Homes

Modern Country Homes

Editors

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

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Story of the Jews: Finding the Words (1000 BCE - 1492)

Story of the Jews: Finding the Words (1000 BCE - 1492)

Simon Schama

Tells a tale of endurance against destruction, of creativity in oppression, joy amidst grief, the affirmation of life against the steepest of odds. This book tells the story of the Jews that takes you to unimagined places, and...

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 Special priceThe Edge of the World: How the North Sea Made Us Who We are

The Edge of the World: How the North Sea Made Us Who We are

Michael Pye

Tells a story of saints and spies, of fishermen and pirates, traders and marauders - and of how their wild and daring journeys across the North Sea built the world we know.

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 Special priceEm and the Big Hoom

Em and the Big Hoom

Jerry Pinto

She was always Em to us. There may have been a time when we called her something ordinary like Mummy, or Ma, but I don't remember. She was Em, and our father, sometimes, was the Big Hoom. In a tiny flat in Bombay Imelda Mendes -...

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Under the Microscope

Under the Microscope

Earl Owen

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

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The Golden Warrior: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia

The Golden Warrior: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence James

T.E. Lawrence was a true scholar, a man of irresistible charm who genuinely cared for the Arabs. But he was also a shocking fabricator who used and embellished his own legend. Controversial and provocative, The Golden Warrior...

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Wooden Homes

Wooden Homes

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

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 Special 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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Notes of a Dirty Old Man

Notes of a Dirty Old Man

Charles Bukowski

Perennially drunk, broke and in search of a woman, the author takes on the guise of a wise fool as he ventures through America's seedy lowlife.

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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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Great Jones Street

Great Jones Street

Don DeLillo

A troubling satire of the romantic myth of stardom and the empty heart of rock and roll, more relevant than ever in our celebrity-obsessed times.

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 Special priceA Rough Ride to the Future

A Rough Ride to the Future

James Lovelock

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

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

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

Carl Honore

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

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 Special 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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Tales of Ordinary Madness

Tales of Ordinary Madness

Charles Bukowski

A collection of short stories gives an insight into the dark, dangerous lowlife of Los Angeles that the inhabited. From prostitutes to classical music, the author of this book mixes high and low culture in his 'tales of ordinary...

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I Used to Know That: English

I Used to Know That: English

Patrick Scrivenor, Caroline Taggart

Relearn the essential rules of the English language, from grammar and punctuation to sentence construction, and improve your spelling and vocabulary. This is an accessible yet fun way to revisit the English language while...

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 Special priceAvedon Women

Avedon Women

Joan Juliet Buck

Over his 60-year career, photographer Richard Avedon was renowned for his distinctive, transformative eye. Women were often his subject, through his fashion work for Harper's Bazaar and Vogue and in his portraiture of both the...

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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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I 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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Chambers Biographical Dictionary

Chambers Biographical Dictionary

Chambers

All the people you'll ever want to know about

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 Special priceTIME: Secrets of Genius

TIME: Secrets of Genius

Editors of Time Magazine

Leonardo and Einstein... Beethoven and Michelangelo... Thomas Edison and Steve Jobs: they are among the great minds who dazzled us with their brilliance, astounded us with their creative gifts and seemed to carry the human race...

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Modern Architecture Since 1900

Modern Architecture Since 1900

William J. R. Curtis, William Curtis

A penetrating analysis of the modern architectural tradition and its origins.

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 Special priceKrapp's Last Tape

Krapp’s Last Tape

Samuel Beckett

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

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 Special 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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A Light That Never Goes Out: The Enduring Saga of the Smiths

A Light That Never Goes Out: The Enduring Saga of the Smiths

Tony Fletcher

The definitive book about The Smiths, one of the most beloved, respected, and storied indie rock bands in music history. Hailing from Manchester, England, The Smiths--Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke, and Mike Joyce--were...

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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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World Food Cafe: Quick and Easy: Recipes from a Vegetarian Journey

World Food Cafe: Quick and Easy: Recipes from a Vegetarian Journey

Chris Caldicott, Carolyn Caldicott

After twenty years of squeezing in trips abroad at the same time as running the World Food Cafe, Chris and Carolyn Caldicott decided to take a sabbatical so that they could go on some longer journeys in search of new recipes.

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 Special pricePortrayal: and the Search for Identity

Portrayal: and the Search for Identity

Marcia Pointon

An investigation of how we view and understand portraiture as a genre, and how portraits function as artworks within social and political networks.

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 Special priceWorld's Best Cider: Taste, Tradition and Terroir, from Somerset to Seattle

World’s Best Cider: Taste, Tradition and Terroir, from Somerset to Seattle

Pete Brown, Bill Bradshaw

World's Best Ciders is the first book to showcase the world of cider, from its origins as a thirst-quencher for farm workers to its present as a rival to champagne.

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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 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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The Apartment Book

The Apartment Book

Editors

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

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The 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 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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The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book: Uncommon Recipes from the Celebrated Brooklyn Pie Shop

The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book: Uncommon Recipes from the Celebrated Brooklyn Pie Shop

Emily Elsen, Melissa Elsen

The pie book for a new generation of bakers by the chefs and owners of the renowned Brooklyn shop and cafe.

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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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The Mind's Eye

The Mind’s Eye

Oliver Sacks

The bestselling author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat describes how we experience the visual world.

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 Special price Read reviewTelegraph Avenue

Telegraph Avenue

Michael Chabon

From Michael Chabon, the bestselling author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay; his first novel in 5 years is a lovingly painted pop-culture epic.

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 Special priceThe Twelve

The Twelve

Justin Cronin

The second instalment of the bestselling The Passage Trilogy

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Visiting 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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The 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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The 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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 Special priceMini Homes

Mini Homes

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

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Year of Wonders: a Novel of the Plague

Year of Wonders: a Novel of the Plague

Geraldine Brooks

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of 'March' and 'People of the Book'. A young woman's struggle to save her family and her soul during the extraordinary year of 1666, when plague suddenly struck a small Derbyshire...

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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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Rome: A Cultural, Visual, and Personal History

Rome: A Cultural, Visual, and Personal History

Robert Hughes

Hughes opens this authoritative, searingly smart history with his own arrival in Rome in 1958, as a wide-eyed 20-year-old from Australia. Readers see him blissfully plunging into the life of the city, his exhilaration palpable on...

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Acorn

Acorn

Yoko Ono

Acorn is a beautiful and inspiring book from the preeminent avant-garde artist of our time.

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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 raises her old revolver and fires at the Italian head of state, Benito Mussolini - the darling of Europe's ruling...

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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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 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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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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Crimea

Crimea

Trevor Royle

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

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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 priceLyndey and Blair's Taste of Greece

Lyndey and Blair’s Taste of Greece

Lyndey Milan, Blair Milan

'Tastes of Greece' celebrates the cuisine, culture and beautifully undiscovered land of the Peloponnese.

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 Read reviewAlice Springs

Alice Springs

Eleanor Hogan

Alice Springs, Alice, The Alice, Mparntwe is the most talked about but least familiar place in Australia. It is a town of extremes and contradictions: searingly hot and bitterly cold, thousands of miles from anywhere, the heart of...

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The Mammoth Book of Women's Erotic Fantasies

The Mammoth Book of Women’s Erotic Fantasies

Sonia Florens

A brand new modern cover for this bestselling erotica title.

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 Special priceThe Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

Robert Tressell

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

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 Special 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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 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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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 Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate

The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate

Robert D. Kaplan

The insights, discoveries, and theories of great geographers and geopolitical thinkers of the past look back at critical pivots in history and then look forward at the evolving global scene.

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 Special priceMy Brain is Hanging Upside Down

My Brain is Hanging Upside Down

David Heatley

What if you wrote and drew a comic strip that honestly depicted every sexual experience you ever had, from junior school (don't ask) to last week (ditto)? It would force you to re-examine your life in ways that would make your...

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Who 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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 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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Palladio'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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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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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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 Special priceECO House Book

ECO House Book

Sir Terence Conran

Buildings are the biggest polluters on the planet, responsible for a far greater proportion of the carbon dioxide emissions that get pumped into the atmosphere every year than cars, planes or factories. This title provides the...

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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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Catastrophe: 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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Law 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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The Marriage Plot

The Marriage Plot

Jeffrey Eugenides

One of the most acclaimed literary novels of 2011 is now in paperback. Eugenides creates a new kind of contemporary love story in his most powerful novel yet ( Newsweek ).

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Granta 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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Fear of Flying

Fear of Flying

Erica Jong, Jennifer Weiner

Compulsive daydreamer Isadora Wing doesn't want much - just to be free and to find the perfect, guiltless, zipless sexual encounter. Pursuing this ideal across two continents, she discovers just how hard it can be to make one's...

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X-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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Early Cultures Of Mainland Southeast Asia

Early Cultures Of Mainland Southeast Asia

Higham Charles

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Happily Ever After: Celebrating Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

Happily Ever After: Celebrating Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

Susannah Fullerton

In 2013 Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice turns 200. Here is the tale of how it came to be written, its first reception and its growing popularity.

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Evelyn Waugh: The Complete Stories

Evelyn Waugh: The Complete Stories

Evelyn Waugh

A book of brilliant entertainments: thirty-nine stories spanning the entire career of a great modern writer and an undisputed comic genius, a satirist whose skill at sticking pens in people rates him a roomy cell in the...

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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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 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 priceAll That Fall

All That Fall

Samuel Beckett

Mrs Rooney, old and unwieldy, is dragging herself towards the railway station, to meet her blind husband on his way back from the office, and guide him home. She passes the time of day with a man with a dung cart, and a man with a...

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Pirates Of The Seven Seas

Pirates Of The Seven Seas

Angus Konstam

The pirate perhaps epitomises the loveable rogue of popular legend, and our interest in pirates, both real and fictional, is enormous. This beautifully illustrated book presents the story of piracy in a completely new way.

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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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Cuba: 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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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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 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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The 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 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 Complete Middle Eastern Cookbook

The Complete Middle Eastern Cookbook

Tessa Mallos

The Complete Middle Eastern Cookbook is one of the most comprehensive and authoritative cookbooks of its kind. First published in 1977, the latest edition has been completely revised and updated, with a stunning new design and...

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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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Marc Chagall and His Times: A Documentary Narrative

Marc Chagall and His Times: A Documentary Narrative

Benjamin Harshav

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

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 Special priceThe 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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Odysseys and Photographs: Four National Geographic Field Men

Odysseys and Photographs: Four National Geographic Field Men

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

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

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Transport: An Australian History

Transport: An Australian History

Robert Lee

Trains, planes, boats and cars. What did Australians do before the invention of modern transport? This title tells the story of how transport in Australia has developed, and how it has impacted our lives. It brings together the...

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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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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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Cities of the Plain

Cities of the Plain

Cormac McCarthy

The completed trilogy emerges as a landmark in American literature' Guardian

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Heidegger's Volk: Between National Socialism and Poetry

Heidegger’s Volk: Between National Socialism and Poetry

James Phillips

Heidegger's engagement and disillusionment with National Socialism can both be properly seen to rest on the notion of the people that he takes over from traditional German nationalism and elaborates in his philosophical critique...

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Retreat 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 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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Walking 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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Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage

Annie Leibovitz, Doris Kearns Goodwin

The author covers many places that she could explore with no agenda. She wasn't on assignment. She chose the subjects simply because they meant something to her. This title features the photographs of which the author explored.

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How Proust Can Change Your Life

How Proust Can Change Your Life

Alain de Botton

'Dazzling' John Updike

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Africa 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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 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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Weights 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 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 priceWilliam Golding: The Man Who Wrote  Lord of the Flies

William Golding: The Man Who Wrote Lord of the Flies

John Carey

William Golding was born in 1911 and educated at his local grammar school and Brasenose College, Oxford. He published a volume of poems in 1934 and during the war served in the Royal Navy. He won the Booker Prize for Rites of...

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 Special priceThe Event and its Terrors: Ireland, Famine, Modernity

The Event and its Terrors: Ireland, Famine, Modernity

Stuart McLean

The Event and its Terrors undertakes a critical reimagining of one of the major events of Irish history-the Great Famine of the 1840s-and of its subsequent legacies.

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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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 Special priceAston Martin

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 priceFood Wine Burgundy: A Terroir Guide

Food Wine Burgundy: A Terroir Guide

David Downie, Alison Harris

Burgundy's lush scenery distills the essence of French terroir. Three rivers keep Burgundy's handsome hills green year-round, and each of its sub-regions has a distinctive character where the architecture and art reflect this...

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Guilty

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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La Cucina Italiana: Encyclopedia of Italian Cooking

La Cucina Italiana: Encyclopedia of Italian Cooking

Various

Everyone loves Italian food, but the ingredients and techniques can be new territory and plain recipes can take you only so far. To make sense of it all, you need La Cucina Italiana. With more than 3,000 step-by-step...

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 Special pricePerdita: The Life of Mary Robinson

Perdita: The Life of Mary Robinson

Paula Byrne

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

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The 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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An Illustrated History of Interior Decoration: from Pompeii to Art Nouveau

An Illustrated History of Interior Decoration: from Pompeii to Art Nouveau

Mario Praz, William Weaver

A reference source for those with an interest in period styles of furniture and decoration. It comprises a survey of domestic interiors portrayed in art from the ancient world to the late 19th century. It features around 400...

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A 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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Alberta 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 England's Dreaming Tapes

The 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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Volcano

Volcano

Endo Shusaku, Richard A. Schuchert

A crucial work in Endo's oeuvre, 'Volcano' is a powerful novel of ideas as well as a sensitive and moving depiction of the trials of old age, set in the central region of Japan.

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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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Handmade Houses and Other Buildings: The World of Vernacular Architecture

John May, Anthony 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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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 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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The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party

The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party

Alexander McCall Smith

Mma Ramotswe's twelfth adventure

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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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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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The Well of Loneliness

The Well of Loneliness

Radclyffe Hall, Diana Souhami

The bible of lesbianism' THE TIMES

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

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

Geoffrey Hindley

Islam and Christianity and their ancient struggle for world supremacy

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When 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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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 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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Granta 111: Going Back

Granta 111: Going Back

John Freeman

'An overwhelmingly powerful force in English writing' - Spectator

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The Record Players: DJ Revolutionaries

The Record Players: DJ Revolutionaries

Author 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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The Hypnotist

Lars Kepler

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

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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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The 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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 Read reviewFreedom

Freedom

Jonathan Franzen

The new novel from the author of The Corrections.

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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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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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Edward Steichen: Lives in Photography

Edward Steichen: Lives in Photography

William A. Ewing, Todd Brandow

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

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

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

Todd Brandow, William A. Ewing

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

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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 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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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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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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Food Safari: Glorious adventures through a world of cuisines

Food Safari: Glorious adventures through a world of cuisines

Maeve O'Meara

Food Safari takes the reader on an adventure into 34 diverse and fascinating cuisines by exploring the basic ingredients of each cuisine and making the exotic familiar. Offering simple foolproof recipes that anyone can cook at...

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Edie: American Girl

Edie: American Girl

Jean Stein

When Edie was first published, it quickly became an international bestseller and then took its place among the classic books about the 1960s. Edie Sedgwick exploded into the public eye like a comet. She seemed to have it all:...

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Two Cakes Fit for a King: Folktales from Vietnam

Nguyet Cam Nguyen, Dana Sachs, Hoai Mai Bui

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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God: An Itinerary

God: An Itinerary

Regis Debray, Jeffrey Mehlman

In this book, Debray traces the episodes of the genesis of God, his itinerary and the costs of his survival, going back from the Law to the Tablets themselves and scrutinizing Heaven at its most down-to-earth.

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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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Sleep 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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Maths 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 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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The Lady and the Little Fox Fur

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 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 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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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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The 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 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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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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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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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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The 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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Saul Steinberg

Deirdre Bair

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

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

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

Professor Joanna Bourke

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

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

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

Sian Beilock

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

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 Special priceEchoes from the Dead

Echoes from the Dead

Johan Theorin

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

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 Special 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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The Spotter's Guide to Urban Engineering: Infrastructure and Technology in the Modern Landscape

The Spotter’s Guide to Urban Engineering: Infrastructure and Technology in the Modern Landscape

Claire Barratt, Ian Whitelaw

An illustrated field guide to the technology that keeps our cities and towns working.

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 Special priceOn Rare Birds

On Rare Birds

Anita Albus

Anita Albus recounts the sad histories of several extinct bird species, including the passenger pigeon, the Carolina parakeet, and the great auk. She gives a detailed account of six rare birds: the hermit ibis, the elusive...

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The Sweeter Side of R. Crumb

Robert Crumb

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

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No Direction Home: The Life and Music of Bob Dylan

No Direction Home: The Life and Music of Bob Dylan

Robert Shelton

Robert Shelton became Bob Dylan's friend, champion, and biographer. No Direction Home took 20 years to complete. This new edition will be published to coincide with both Dylan's 70th birthday and his tour of Australia in April...

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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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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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French Food Safari

French Food Safari

Maeve O'Meara, Guillaume Brahimi

Following on from bestsellers Food Safari and Italian Food Safari, French Food Safari is the much-awaited next feast in the beautiful Food Safari series -- a celebration of the incredible breadth and...

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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 priceRecipes from a Provencal Kitchen

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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 Special priceCooking for Claudine: How I Cooked My Way into the Heart of a Formidable French Family

Cooking for Claudine: How I Cooked My Way into the Heart of a Formidable French Family

John Baxter

Cooking for Claudine is the charming and improbable tale of how a man who was raised on white bread - and didn't speak a word of French - unexpectedly ended up with the sacred duty of preparing Christmas dinner for a venerable...

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Zenbu Zen: Finding Food, Culture and Balance in Kyoto

Zenbu Zen: Finding Food, Culture and Balance in Kyoto

Jane Lawson

The author finds herself burnt out professionally and personally, and anything but healthy, she retreats to Kyoto to find more balance in all aspects of her life. This title presents the author's personal journey of discovery,...

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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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Recipes 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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Australians: 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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Penguins (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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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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 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 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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Notes from My Kitchen Table: Delicious, Easy Recipes for Healthy, Happy Living

Notes from My Kitchen Table: Delicious, Easy Recipes for Healthy, Happy Living

Gwyneth Paltrow

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

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Nigella Bites

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 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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The 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-Latourrette

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 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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 Special priceCreative Lives: Personal Papers of Australian Writers and Artists

Creative Lives: Personal Papers of Australian Writers and Artists

Penelope Hanley

Penelope Hanley delves into the papers of 22 well-known Australian literary and artistic figures and gives us an insight into their creative lives, their feeling and foibles, their fears and triumphs.

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 Read reviewThe Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ

The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ

Philip Pullman

In this ingenious and spellbinding retelling of the life of Jesus, Philip Pullman reimagines the most influential story ever told. Charged with mystery, compassion and great power, it says something new about who Jesus was and...

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Madrid 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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 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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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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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 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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 Special priceOur Girls: Aussie Pin-ups of the 40s and 50s

Our Girls: Aussie Pin-ups of the 40s and 50s

Madeleine Hamilton

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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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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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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The 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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 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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 Special priceBruce Pollock: The Great Rock 'n' Roll Revolution of 1969

Bruce Pollock: 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 price9-11: 10th Anniversary Edition

9-11: 10th Anniversary Edition

Noam Chomsky

One of America's most esteemed political analyst offers his analysis of the global build-up to the Semptember 11th attacks, the long-term results of American military action. He suggest what can be done to promote peace and...

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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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The 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 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 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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Taxi 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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Contemporary Museums: Architecture - History - Collections

Contemporary Museums: Architecture - History - Collections

Chris van Uffelen

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

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Being 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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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

Wonderfully evocative Donald McRae captures the Great Defender in all his complexity.... A joy to read. Kevin Boyle, National Book Award-winning author of Arc of Justice Astonishingly vivid. James Tobin, Award-winning author of...

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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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Tiny 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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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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The 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 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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Freemasonry: 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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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 price Read reviewMax Pam: Atlas Monographs

Max Pam: Atlas Monographs

Stephen Muecke

Atlas Monographs is a compression of eight travel journals, beginning with Pam's most recent work (Karakoram 2006) and shifting back through the decades to his first journals begun in 1970. The journals map, through text, photo...

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La Perla: Lingerie and Seduction

La Perla: Lingerie and Seduction

Isabella Cardinali

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

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Maps 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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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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Half 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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These 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 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 Gun

The Gun

C J Chivers

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

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

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

Brian Greene

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

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 Special 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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 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 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 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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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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Voices of Time: A Life in Stories

Voices of Time: A Life in Stories

Eduardo Galeano, Mark Fried

In this kaleidoscope of reflections, renowned South American author Galeano ranges widely, from childhood to love, music, plants, fear, indignity, and indignation to offer a rich, wry history of his life and times that is both...

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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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Australian 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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 Special priceHow the  Beatles  Destroyed Rock N Roll: An Alternative History of American Popular Music

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

Elijah Wald

How the Beatles Destroyed Rock 'n' Roll is an alternative history of American music that, instead of recycling the familiar cliches of jazz and rock, looks at what people were playing, hearing and dancing to throughout the course...

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Ancient 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 priceMacquarie Dictionary: Fifth Edition

Macquarie Dictionary: Fifth Edition

Macquarie Library

Macquarie Dictionary is now nationally and internationally regarded as the standard reference on Australian English. A comprehensive and up-to-date account of our variety of English, it not only includes all those words and senses...

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

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

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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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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Florence

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

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

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

Liz Workman

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

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 Special 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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Panorama 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 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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Resident 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 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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Everything 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 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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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 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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 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 pricePunk Pioneers

Punk Pioneers

Jenny Lens, Glen Friedman

Chronicling the punk scene as it raged from glam rock to punk, archiving the stars, followers, fans and performances, Jenny Lens reveals untold stories with rare and candid images of greats such as The Ramones, The Clash, Patti...

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Enlightenment

Enlightenment

Maureen Freely

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

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The 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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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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 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 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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Plain 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

* A classic history of Britons' experiences of India in the last days of the Raj.

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

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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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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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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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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Sistine Chapel

Sistine Chapel

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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The 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 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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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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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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Enchanted 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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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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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 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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 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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The 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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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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Defining 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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Dante 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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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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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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 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 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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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

Photographing over a three-year period, Haas captured imagery that reflects three key elements of the region: The Arctic.

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Savage Anxieties: The Invention of Western Civilization

Savage Anxieties: The Invention of Western Civilization

Robert A. Williams, Jr.

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

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 Special priceThe Faber Book of French Cinema

The Faber Book of French Cinema

Charles 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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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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Walking to Hollywood: Memories of Before the Fall

Walking to Hollywood: Memories of Before the Fall

Will Self

With lush, scrupulously exact prose [that] can vault from the poignant to the grotesque to the ridiculous with vertiginous ease ( The New York Times ), author Will Self has established himself as one of the most remarkably...

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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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 Special priceThe Face on Your Plate: The Truth About Food

The Face on Your Plate: The Truth About Food

Jeffrey Masson

Shows how food affects our moral selves, our health and the environment. This book looks at how denial keeps us from recognising the animal at the end of our fork and investigates each culture's distinctions among animals...

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 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 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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 Special priceRailsea

Railsea

China Mieville

Playful and clever, this is the new gloriously imagined novel from China Mieville

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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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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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Tablet & Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East

Tablet & Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East

Reza Aslan

A Words Without Borders Anthology Remarkable ... a triumph ... connects us at the level of our humanity, no matter where we may be from. -Los Angeles Times

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The 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 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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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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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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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 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 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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Truffles

Truffles

Elisabeth Luard, John Heseltine

Elisabeth Luard captures the essence of truffles.

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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 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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A Year in My Kitchen

A Year in My Kitchen

Skye Gyngell

Originally published: London: Quadrille, c2006.

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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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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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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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Lewis 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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Twelve 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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On 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 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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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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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 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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 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 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 priceJacques Offenbach and the Paris of His Time

Jacques Offenbach and the Paris of His Time

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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 Special pricePunk 365

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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 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 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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The Lesbian Kama Sutra

The Lesbian Kama Sutra

Kat Harding

Celebrating the love between women, this book applies the spirit and intention of the original Kama Sutra - the expression of uninhibited pleasure through sex - to the lives of twenty-first century lesbian women. It encourages...

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 Special priceA Journey to Nowhere: Among the Lands and History of Courland

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

Jean-Paul Kauffmann, Professor Euan Cameron

A remarkable combination of memoir, history and travel.

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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

Biologist Lewis Wolpert eloquently narrates the basics of human life through the lens of its smallest component-the cell.

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 Special priceScience 1001: Absolutely Everything That Matters in Science

Science 1001: Absolutely Everything That Matters in Science

Dr. 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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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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House 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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 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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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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A 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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The Explorer's Eye: First-Hand Accounts of Adventure and Exploration

The Explorer’s Eye: First-Hand Accounts of Adventure and Exploration

Fergus Fleming, Annabel Merullo, Michael Palin

In the eighteenth century, exploration entered a new phase: motivated by scientific inquiry rather than greed, the explorer s job was not only to open new lands but also to investigate the globe s mysteries. To this end they were...

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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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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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 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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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 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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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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The 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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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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The Finkler Question

The Finkler Question

Howard Jacobson

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

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

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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 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 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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 Special priceDesign Museum How to Design a Light

Design Museum How to Design a Light

Design Museum

Perfect gift for the to the design afficionado or newcomer to the subject. Fantastic value and collectable series. Carries the authority of the Design Museum with the design values of Conran Octopus.

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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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Maurice 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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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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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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Creamier: 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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In the Company of Rilke

In the Company of Rilke

Stephanie Dowrick

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

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

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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 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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1000 Languages: The Worldwide History of Living and Lost Tongues

1000 Languages: The Worldwide History of Living and Lost Tongues

Peter K. Austin

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

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 Special 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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The 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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Goddess 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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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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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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A 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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My 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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The Origins of Sex: A History of the First Sexual Revolution

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

Faramerz Dabhoiwala

We believe that consenting adults have the freedom to do what they like with their own bodies. We publicize and celebrate sex. We discuss it endlessly. This title shows that the creation of this modern culture of sex was a central...

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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 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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Citizen 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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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-Latourrette, Victor-Antoine d'Avila-Latourrette

Brother Victor offers more simple and elegant vegetable recipes.

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Capital

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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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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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 priceA Brief History of France

A Brief History of France

Cecil Jenkins

The story of France through its people, great events and culture.

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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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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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Writer'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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Italics Italian Art Between Tradition And Revolution 1968-2008

Italics Italian Art Between Tradition And Revolution 1968-2008

Palazzo Grassi

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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

MD 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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Perfect 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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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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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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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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The 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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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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An 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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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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The 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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The 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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Demagogue: The Fight to Save Democracy from Its Worst Enemies

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 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 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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Il 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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Great Novels of EM Forster

Great Novels of EM Forster

E.M. Forster

Interviewed by the BBC on his 80th birthday, the unfailingly modest E.M. Forster said: "I have not written as much as I'd like to.... I had better add that I am quite sure I am not a great novelist." Few of his...

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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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Writers

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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Mussolini 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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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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Jewish 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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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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Paris/ 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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Florence, 1900: The Quest for Arcadia

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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A Portrait of the Artist, 1525-1825: Prints from the Collection of the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation

A Portrait of the Artist, 1525-1825: Prints from the Collection of the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation

James Clifton, Leslie Scattone, Andrew C. Weislogel

Reveals how artists depicted themselves and their profession from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries. This book presents engravings, etchings, woodcuts, mezzotints, and lithographs from the collection of the Sarah Campbell...

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A Child is Born

A Child is Born

Lennart Nilsson

Using high-definition ultrasound technique, scanning electron and light microscopes, and advanced fibre optics, the author documents the miracle of human reproduction: the egg travelling down the fallopian tube; the sperm racing...

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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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A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos

A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos

Dava Sobel

Traces the story of the reclusive sixteenth-century cleric who introduced the revolutionary idea that the Earth orbits the sun, describing the dangerous forces and complicated personalities that marked the publication of...

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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 mental afflictions, from autism to schizophrenia--by a rising star in neuroscience.

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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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 Special priceOrigins: A Memoir

Origins: A Memoir

Amin Maalouf, Catherine Temerson

Taking Maalouf from Lebanon to Cuba, this memoir is a fascinating insight into the nature and fate of a nomadic family.

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Dirty Blonde

Dirty Blonde

Love Courtney

Groundbreaking rock musician. Award-winning actress. Perceptive songwriter and author. Mother. Wife of a rock god. Fashionista and trendsetter. Provocateur. In each and every one of these roles Courtney Love has demonstrated a...

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