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Journalism

Joe Sacco

A first for the world's greatest cartoon reporter, a collection of journalism, including articles on the American military in Iraq that have never been published in the United States.

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The FSG Book of Twentieth-century Italian Poetry: An Anthology

The FSG Book of Twentieth-century Italian Poetry: An Anthology

Geoffrey Brock

Invites the reader to examine the works of Italian poets - seventy-five in all - in context and in conversation with one another.

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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 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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 Special priceThe 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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 Special priceThe Signature of All Things

The Signature of All Things

Elizabeth Gilbert

The Signature of All Things traces the multi-generational saga of the Whittaker family, whose progenitor makes a fortune in the quinine trade before his daughter, a gifted botanist, researches the mysteries of evolution...

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 Special priceSurreal 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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Good Prose: The Art of Nonfiction

Good Prose: The Art of Nonfiction

Tracy Kidder, Richard Todd

Stories and advice from a lifetime of writing and editing --Dust jacket.

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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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Lost History: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Scientists, Thinkers and Artists

Lost History: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Scientists, Thinkers and Artists

Michael Morgan

Early Muslim culture set the foundation for the Rennaissance of Europe and for nearly every aspect of the modern world. This book looks at the Muslim world and its deep connection to all cultures. It reveals the many 'golden ages'...

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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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 Special priceThrough 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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 Special price 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 priceThe Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets

The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets

Dr. Simon Singh

The brainy book by the bestselling author of Fermat's Enigma --a must for anyone interested in numbers and mathematics, as well as for the millions of Simpsons fans worldwide.

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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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 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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 Special priceObjects of Virtue: Art in Renaissance Italy

Objects of Virtue: Art in Renaissance Italy

Luke Syson, Dora Thornton

Explaining the complicated relationship between the fine arts and artefacts of other kinds, for which artistry might be just as important, this book features Renaissance-period pieces designed by notable artists of the time, as...

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 Special priceLake 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 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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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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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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 Special priceMiller's Antiques Encyclopedia

Miller’s Antiques Encyclopedia

Octopus Books, Judith Miller, Steven Wooster

Miller's Antiques Encyclopedia is the most accessible and authoritative antiques reference book available. This new fourth edition reflects changes in the antiques market with updated price codes and revised directory.

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 Special priceLife Unseen: Johnny Cash: An Illustrated Biography

Life Unseen: Johnny Cash: An Illustrated Biography

Editors of LIFE

There have been iconic American performers whose lives seemed even larger than their stage personas. Then there was Johnny Cash, unique and - yes - transcendent. He is seen as a country singer, but he is also in the Rock and Roll...

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10

10

Marion Bataille

A sensationally attractive package sets the stage for an inventive exploration of counting from one to 10 and back again. As the reader turns the pages, the numbers unfold and transform with breathtaking ingenuity. Illustrations.

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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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Coffee with Aristotle

Coffee with Aristotle

Jonathan Barnes, Julian Barnes

More than two millennia after his death, Aristotle's thought still influences modern society. Here, over coffee, he converses with refreshing and illuminating simplicity about everything from causation and deduction to the role of...

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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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101 Cult Movies You Must See Before You Die

101 Cult Movies You Must See Before You Die

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

Many--possibly most--films that achieve cult status begin as box office failures, and then over the years start attracting groups of devoted fans. Some cult movies are very good, while others are so bad that they're good, and some...

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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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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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501 Movie Directors: A Comprehensive Guide to the Greatest Filmmakers

501 Movie Directors: A Comprehensive Guide to the Greatest Filmmakers

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

This valuable book is a chronological compendium that profiles the 501 most important film directors of all time. Here is a comprehensive survey of the creative imaginations behind more than 100 years of filmmaking.

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 Special pricePlayboy: 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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 Special priceThe 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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 Special priceThe 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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 Special priceLetty 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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 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 price 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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 Special priceAmsterdam: A History of the World's Most Liberal City

Amsterdam: A History of the World’s Most Liberal City

Russell Shorto

Color illustrations and color maps on lining papers and jacket.

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 Special priceA 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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The Night Guest

The Night Guest

Fiona McFarlane

The hypnotic tale of a psychological battle on unequal terms and a superbly drawn portrait of two very particular women - a beautifully written, unnerving and acutely moving debut.

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The Art of War

The Art of War

Sun Tzu

A set of three compact discs offering an audio presentation of Sun Tzu's The Art of War . It seeks to bring western listeners one step closer to the enigmatic heart of this classic of strategy, and should be of interest to...

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 Special priceCathedral

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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 Special priceThe Handmade Loaf

The Handmade Loaf

Dan Lepard

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

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 Special 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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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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 Special priceBreakfast of Champions

Breakfast of Champions

Kurt Vonnegut

Combines science fiction, memoir, parable, fairy tale and farce.

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 Special priceFalling Freely, as If in a Dream: (The Story of a Crime 3)

Falling Freely, as If in a Dream: (The Story of a Crime 3)

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 priceThe Ancient Paths: Discovering the Lost Map of Celtic Europe

The Ancient Paths: Discovering the Lost Map of Celtic Europe

Graham Robb

When the author made plans to cycle the legendary Via Heraklea, he had no idea that the line he plotted - stretching from the south-western tip of the Iberian Peninsula, across the Pyrenees and the Alps - would change the way he...

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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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 Special priceAfter the Silence

After the Silence

Jake Woodhouse

A body is found hanging on a hook above the canals of Amsterdam's old town, a mobile phone forced into the victim's mouth. In a remote coastal village, a doll lies in the ashes of a burnt-down house. But the couple who died in the...

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 Special priceJohn 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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 Special priceNorth of Normal: A Memoir of My Wilderness Childhood, My Unusual Family, and How I Survived Both

North of Normal: A Memoir of My Wilderness Childhood, My Unusual Family, and How I Survived Both

Cea Sunrise Person

North of Normal by Cea Sunrise Person has descriptive copy which is not yet available from the Publisher.

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 Special priceBoutique 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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 Special priceWorld 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 priceMastering the Art of French Eating: Lessons in Food and Love from a Year in Paris

Mastering the Art of French Eating: Lessons in Food and Love from a Year in Paris

Ann Mah

When journalist Ann Mah's diplomat husband is given a three-year assignment in Paris, Ann is overjoyed. A lifelong foodie and Francophile, she immediately begins plotting gastronomic adventures a deux. Then her husband is called...

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 Special priceThe 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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 Special priceB is for Bauhaus: An A-Z of the Modern World

B is for Bauhaus: An A-Z of the Modern World

Deyan Sudjic

Tells you what you need know about everything from Authenticity to Zips. This book is about what makes a Warhol a genuine fake; the creation of national identities; the mania to collect.

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 Special priceThe 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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 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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 Special priceMinimalism

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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 Special priceLiving With Wood

Living With Wood

Editors

Architects and designers use wood for construction because of its infinite applications for interior and exterior design. At present, new planning criteria for housing means that distinctive and ethical buildings can be...

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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

Bestselling, award-winning futurist David Brin returns to globe-spanning, high concept SF

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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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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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 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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 Special priceUnder 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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 Special priceWooden 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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 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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 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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Acorn

Acorn

Yoko Ono

It's nearly 50 years ago that my book of conceptual instructions Grapefruit was first published. In these pages I'm picking up where I left off. After each day of sharing the instructions you should feel free to question, discuss,...

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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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 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 priceI am Lazarus

I am Lazarus

Anna Kavan

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

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

Music at Midnight: The Life and Poetry of George Herbert

John Drury

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

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

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

Tim Jarvis

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

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 Special 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 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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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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The Twelve

Justin Cronin

The epic story of THE PASSAGE continues

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Mythology

Mythology

Dugald A. Steer, Nick Harris, Nicki Palin, David Wyatt

For lovers of Greek myths and those just discovering their timeless power, this fascinating volume is faithfully reproduced from Lady Hestia Evanss 19th-century edition, with all its romantic ambiance, clever wit, and novelty...

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 Special priceVisiting Picasso: The Notebooks and Letters of Roland Penrose

Visiting Picasso: The Notebooks and Letters of Roland Penrose

Elizabeth Cowling, Richard Calvocoressi

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

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 Special priceThe 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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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 price1000 Sacred Places

1000 Sacred Places

Christoph Engels

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

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 Special 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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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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Curious Moments

Curious Moments

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

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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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Merde Actually

Merde Actually

Stephen Clarke

A year after arriving in France, Englishman Paul West is still struggling with some fundamental questions: What is the best way to scare a gendarme? Why are there no health warnings on French nudist beaches? And is it really...

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 Special priceCrimea

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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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 priceThe 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 Samurai

The Samurai

Endo Shusaku

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

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 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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 Special priceAlberta and Jacob

Alberta and Jacob

Cora Sandel, Elizabeth Rokkan

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

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

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

Andrea Palladio, Vaughan Hart, Peter Hicks

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

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Due Considerations: Essays and Criticism

Due Considerations: Essays and Criticism

Professor John Updike

Updikes sixth collection of essays and literary criticism opens with a skeptical overview of literary biographies, proceeds to five essays on topics ranging from China and small change to faith and late works, and takes up, under...

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 Special 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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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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Early Cultures Of Mainland Southeast Asia

Early Cultures Of Mainland Southeast Asia

Higham Charles

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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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The Hypnotist

Lars Kepler

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

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 Special priceCuba: Religion, Social Capital, and Development

Cuba: Religion, Social Capital, and Development

Adrian H Hearn

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

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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 priceThe Life of Irene Nemirovsky: 1903-1942

The Life of Irene Nemirovsky: 1903-1942

Olivier Philipponnat, Patrick Lienhardt, Euan Cameron

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

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

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

Jay Winik

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

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

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

Doris Lessing

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

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 Special 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 priceA Conspiracy of Friends: A Corduroy Mansions Novel

A Conspiracy of Friends: A Corduroy Mansions Novel

Alexander McCall Smith

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

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 Special priceEngland's Dreaming Tapes

England’s Dreaming Tapes

Jon Savage

Presents the history of music, fashion and attitude of some of the disparate and contentious personalities who emerged in the mid-70s as the harbingers of what became known as punk. This book features interviews with some of the...

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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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 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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 Special priceThe Well of Loneliness

The Well of Loneliness

Radclyffe Hall, Diana Souhami

The bible of lesbianism' THE TIMES

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 Special priceDecoded: A Novel

Decoded: A Novel

Mai Jia

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

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 Special 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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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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 Special priceThe Devil in the Hills

The Devil in the Hills

Cesare Pavese

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

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 Read reviewFreedom

Freedom

Jonathan Franzen

The new novel from the author of The Corrections.

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Counterpath: Travelling with Jacques Derrida

Counterpath: Travelling with Jacques Derrida

Jacques Derrida, Catherine Malabou, David Wills

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

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 Special priceA People's History of London

A People’s History of London

John Rees, Lindsey German

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

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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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Edie: American Girl

Edie: American Girl

Jean Stein

When Edie was first published, it quickly became an international best-seller 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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 Special pricePink Box: Inside Japan's Sex Clubs

Pink Box: Inside Japan’s Sex Clubs

Joan Sinclair, James Farrer

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

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

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

Margaret Drabble, Jose Francisco Fernandez

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

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 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 priceAll the King's Men

All the King’s Men

Robert Penn Warren

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

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 Special priceShoot: Photography of the Moment

Shoot: Photography of the Moment

Ken Miller, Penny Martin

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

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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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House of Holes: A Book of Raunch

House of Holes: A Book of Raunch

Nicholson Baker

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

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 Special priceThe Sweeter Side of R. Crumb

The Sweeter Side of R. Crumb

Robert Crumb

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

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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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Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon

Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon

Jorge Amado, James L Taylor, William L Grossman

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

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 Special priceForeign Studies

Foreign Studies

Shusaku Endo

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

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

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

David Von Drehle, Von Drehle, Dave Von Drehle

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

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 Special priceThe Fear Index

The Fear Index

Robert Harris

Fear Index .

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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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 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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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 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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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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 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 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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 Special priceMadrid Tales

Madrid Tales

Helen Constantine, Margaret Jull Costa

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

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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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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 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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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 Best American Nonrequired Reading

The Best American Nonrequired Reading

Dave Eggers, Guillermo del Toro

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

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 Special priceThe Unknown Nation: Australia After Empire

The Unknown Nation: Australia After Empire

James Curran, Stuart Ward

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

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 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 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 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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 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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Architecture And Materials

Architecture And Materials

Konemann

A beautiful design book

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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 price Read reviewThe Limpopo Academy of Private Detection

The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection

Alexander McCall Smith

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

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 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 priceTaxi Driver

Taxi Driver

Amy Taubin

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

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 Special priceBeing Present: Growing Up in Hitler's Germany

Being Present: Growing Up in Hitler’s Germany

Willy Schumann

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

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

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

Donald McRae

The courtroom has been a dramatic setting for larger-than-life figures throughout history, but few have attained the almost mythical status of Clarence Darrow. A legend in his own time, Variety called him America's greatest...

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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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In the Company of Cheerful Ladies

In the Company of Cheerful Ladies

Alexander McCall Smith

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

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 Special priceThe Khmers: History and Treasures of an Ancient Civilization

The Khmers: History and Treasures of an Ancient Civilization

Stefano Vecchia

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

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 Special 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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Stravinsky The Second Exile France And America 1934-1971

Stravinsky The Second Exile France And America 1934-1971

Walsh Stephen

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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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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 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 priceThe Universe in the Landscape: Landforms by Charles Jencks

The Universe in the Landscape: Landforms by Charles Jencks

Charles Jencks

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

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 Special priceBinky Brown Meets the Holy Virgin Mary

Binky Brown Meets the Holy Virgin Mary

Justin Green

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

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The 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 priceSempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag

Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag

Sigrid Nunez

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

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 Special priceImpressions of Rajasthan

Impressions of Rajasthan

Carisse Busquet, Gerard Busquet, Bruno Morandi

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

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

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

Sidney Kirkpatrick

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

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 Special 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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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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 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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 Special priceAncient Thailand

Ancient Thailand

Nicoletta Celli

Dedicated to the art and culture of Thailand, this volume explores the ancient and various origins of this modern country's identity. The Thai identity is the result of an extraordinary process of integration, clash and selection...

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 Special 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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 Special priceFlorence

Florence

David Leavitt

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

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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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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 priceSimple Times: Crafts for Poor People

Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People

Amy Sedaris

From America's most delightfully unconventional hostess and the bestselling author of I Like You comes a new book that will forever change the way we think about crafting.

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

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

Roy Morris

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

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

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

Levine Lesley

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

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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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 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 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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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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Elemental Art Of The Indonesian Archipelago

Elemental Art Of The Indonesian Archipelago

Longenecker Martha

Companion to the exhibition, Elemental Art of the Indonesian
Archipelago Selections from the Collection of Mingei International
Museum. 2005. 250 pages. 162 color illustrations by Lynton Gardiner
with a commentary, Realm of the...

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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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 Special priceSistine 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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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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 Special priceThe Third Reich

The Third Reich

Roberto Bolano

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

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

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

Shannon Moffett

At only three pounds--80 percent of which is water--how is the human brain capable of outstripping the computational and storage capacities of the most complex computer?

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

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

Shelley Emling

The first book to focus on the relationship between famed scientist Marie Curie and her two remarkable daughters. Drawing on personal interviews with Curie's descendents, as well as revelatory new archives, this is a wholly new...

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 Special priceDread and Superficiality: Woody Allen as Comic Strip

Dread and Superficiality: Woody Allen as Comic Strip

Stuart Hample, R.Buckminster Fuller

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

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 Special priceSavage 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 priceSchoenberg

Schoenberg

Malcolm MacDonald

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

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Walking to Hollywood: Memories of Before the Fall

Walking to Hollywood: Memories of Before the Fall

Will Self

One of the most remarkably inventive voices of his generation, author Will Self delivers a new and stunning work of fiction. In Walking to Hollywood, a British writer named Will Self goes on a quest through L.A. freeways and...

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 Special 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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 Special priceThe Aztecs

The Aztecs

Davide Domenici

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

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 Special priceRailsea

Railsea

China Mieville

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

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

Tablet & Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East

Reza Aslan

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 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 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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 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 priceCharlie Trotter's Meat and Game

Charlie Trotter’s Meat and Game

Charlie Trotter

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

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 Special priceGreat Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India

Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India

Joseph Lelyveld

In this ambitious, original study, Pulitzer Prize-winner Lelyveld sets out to measure Gandhi's accomplishments as a politician and an advocate for the downtrodden--against Gandhi's own expectations and in light of his complex,...

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The Best American Short Stories

The Best American Short Stories

Tom Perrotta, Heidi Pitlor

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

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 Special 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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 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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 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 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 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, Euan Cameron

A remarkable combination of memoir, history and travel.

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 Special priceFrance

France

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

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

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Holy Warriors: A Modern History of the Crusades

Holy Warriors: A Modern History of the Crusades

Jonathan Phillips

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

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

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

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

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

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A Natural Woman: A Memoir

A Natural Woman: A Memoir

Carole King

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

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

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

Stephen Sondheim

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

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The General of the Dead Army

The General of the Dead Army

Ismail Kadare, Derek Coltman

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

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The 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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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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Here on Earth: A Natural History of the Planet

Here on Earth: A Natural History of the Planet

Tim Flannery

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

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With Nails

With Nails

Grant Richard E

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

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 Special priceWriter's Workshop

Writer’s Workshop

Stephen Koch

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

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Piano Lessons

Piano Lessons

Anna Goldsworthy

In this superb and original memoir, Anna Goldsworthy recalls her first steps towards a life in music, from childhood piano lessons with a local rock muso to international fame as a concert pianist. As she discovers passion and...

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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 pricePerfect Portuguese (Learn Portuguese with the Michel Thomas Method)

Perfect Portuguese (Learn Portuguese with the Michel Thomas Method)

Virginia Catmur

Learn another language the way you learnt your own.

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Pearl Jam Twenty

Pearl Jam Twenty

Cameron Crowe, Boyle, Pearl Jam

For twenty years, Pearl Jam have done the impossible: never shying from controversy, ever true to themselves, constantly ground-breaking, they remain one of the most popular bands on the planet with over 60m albums sold worldwide....

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The Magic Toyshop

The Magic Toyshop

Angela Carter, Carmen Callil

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

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Heart Of A Woman

Heart Of A Woman

Angelou Maya Dr.

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Like Water For Chocolate

Like Water For Chocolate

Esquivel Laura

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 Special priceAncient Light

Ancient Light

John Banville

A story of obsessive young love and the power of grief, this novel is written by a Booker Prize winner and author of The Sea .

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

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

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

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

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In the Company of Cheerful Ladies

In the Company of Cheerful Ladies

Alexander McCall Smith

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

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 Read reviewThe Year of the Flood

The Year of the Flood

Margaret Atwood

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

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Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith

Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith

Jon Krakauer

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

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 Special priceCox Architects and Planners: 1960 - 2010

Cox Architects and Planners: 1960 - 2010

Robyn Beaver

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

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 Special priceDesign Museum: How to Design a Chair

Design Museum: How to Design a Chair

Design Museum

Tells you what you need to know about how to design a chair, and looks at the principles and processes of designing a chair, from its symbolic and functional properties to materials and mass-production techniques.

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La Seduction: How the French Play the Game of Life

La Seduction: How the French Play the Game of Life

Elaine Sciolino

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

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Great Novels Of E M Forster

Great Novels Of E M Forster

Forster E M

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Great Short Novels Of Henry James

Great Short Novels Of Henry James

James Henry

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 Special priceJewish Women and Their Salons: The Power of Conversation

Jewish Women and Their Salons: The Power of Conversation

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

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

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

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

Sebastian Seung

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

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

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

Jerrold M. Post, Robert S. Robins

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

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 Special priceAbout My Life and the Kept Woman

About My Life and the Kept Woman

John Rechy

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

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 Special 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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