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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 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 priceSeasons in My Kitchen Garden: A Journey from Paddock to Potager

Seasons in My Kitchen Garden: A Journey from Paddock to Potager

Marcelle Nankervis

'Creating a Kitchen Garden' charts the evolution of a garden from a derelict paddock to a fully functional potager/vegetable garden with orchards, vegetables, herbs and chickens. The entire project is based on sustainable...

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

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

Tony Fletcher

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

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

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

Robert D. Kaplan

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

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 Special pricePortrayal: and the Search for Identity

Portrayal: and the Search for Identity

Marcia Pointon

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

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 Special 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 priceA Mother's Disgrace

A Mother’s Disgrace

Robert Dessaix

Takes the reader on a journey of self-discovery by author, critic and arts commentator Robert Dessaix. This book traces his life from adoption to a most unusual childhood to his fascination with Russia. It is a story of coming to...

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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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London: Secrets & Celebrations

London: Secrets & Celebrations

Michael Robinson, Andy Williams

Take a virtual tour of London with this book. Divided into sections covering historical London, parks and gardens, landmarks, transport and much more - from Trafalgar Square to Charles Dickens' house, the stunning photography and...

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 Special priceInteriors: The Home Since 1700

Interiors: The Home Since 1700

Steven Parissien (Dean of Arts University of Plymouth)

The development of the domestic interior is a history of consumption and taste. This story is set against the cultural and industrial changes taking place in the western world since the seventeenth century. It concentrates on the...

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 Special priceHappily Ever After: Celebrating Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

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

Susannah Fullerton

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

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Evelyn Waugh: The Complete Stories

Evelyn Waugh: The Complete Stories

Evelyn Waugh

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

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 Special 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 priceCalcutta: Two Years in the City

Calcutta: Two Years in the City

Amit Chaudhuri

An unforgettable portrait of Calcutta from one of its great chroniclers.

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Bolivar: American Liberator

Bolivar: American Liberator

Marie Arana

A sweeping narrative worthy of a Hollywood epic, this is the authoritative biography of the warrior-statesman who was the greatest figure in Latin American history. A larger-than-life figure from a tumultuous age, Simon Bolivar...

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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 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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Pirates Of The Seven Seas

Pirates Of The Seven Seas

Angus Konstam

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

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 Special priceThe Complete Middle Eastern Cookbook

The Complete Middle Eastern Cookbook

Tessa Mallos

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

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 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 priceYear 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 priceTransport: An Australian History

Transport: An Australian History

Robert Lee

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

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 Special priceOdysseys and Photographs: Four National Geographic Field Men

Odysseys and Photographs: Four National Geographic Field Men

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

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

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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 price Read reviewTelegraph Avenue

Telegraph Avenue

Michael Chabon

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

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Rome: A Cultural, Visual, and Personal History

Rome: A Cultural, Visual, and Personal History

Robert Hughes

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

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 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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Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage

Annie Leibovitz, Doris Kearns Goodwin

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

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 Special priceThe Woman Who Shot Mussolini

The Woman Who Shot Mussolini

Frances Stonor Saunders

7 April 1926: on the steps of the Capitol in Rome, surrounded by chanting Fascists, The Honourable Violet Gibson raises her old revolver and fires at the Italian head of state, Benito Mussolini - the darling of Europe's ruling...

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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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Moranthology

Moranthology

Caitlin Moran

First published in Great Britain in 2012 by Ebury Press --T.p. verso.

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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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 Special priceWar Correspondents

War Correspondents

Claudio Razeto

A book illustrated with over 600 images tells the history of war reporting from it's origins to the bombing of Libya in 2011. Unique images of American reporters in WWI and WWII, the German soldier photographers from Pk, the...

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 Special priceWilliam Golding: The Man Who Wrote  Lord of the Flies

William Golding: The Man Who Wrote Lord of the Flies

John Carey

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

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 Special price Read reviewAlice Springs

Alice Springs

Eleanor Hogan

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

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Bruce

Bruce

Peter Ames Carlin

Stunning biography of Bruce Springsteen describing his life and work in vivid intimate detail

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 Special price Read reviewThe Crane Wife

The Crane Wife

Patrick Ness

One night, George Duncan - decent man, a good man - is woken by a noise in his garden. Impossibly, a great white crane has tumbled to earth, shot through its wing by an arrow. Unexpectedly moved, George helps the bird, and from...

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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 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 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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Prefab 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 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 priceMini Homes

Mini Homes

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

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

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

Vic Gatrell

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

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 Special priceDecoded: A Novel

Decoded: A Novel

Mai Jia

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

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

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

Boris Kachka

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

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

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

Joanna Bourke

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

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 Special 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 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 priceA History of Cricket in 100 Objects

A History of Cricket in 100 Objects

Gavin Mortimer

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

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 Special 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 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 priceDearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child

Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child

Bob Spitz

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

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 Special 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 Retrospective

The Retrospective

Abraham B Yehoshua

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

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The Great War

The Great War

Joe Sacco

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

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 Special priceThe 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 priceCatastrophe: Europe Goes to War 1914

Catastrophe: Europe Goes to War 1914

Sir Max Hastings

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

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 Special 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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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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 Special price Read reviewThe Twelve

The Twelve

Justin Cronin

The epic story of THE PASSAGE continues

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 Special priceThe Parson

The Parson

Anna Kavan

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

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 Special priceVolcano

Volcano

Endo Shusaku, Richard A. Schuchert

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

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 Special priceWhen I Whistle

When I Whistle

Endo Shusaku

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

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 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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The Best American Nonrequired Reading

The Best American Nonrequired Reading

Dave Eggers, Guillermo del Toro

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

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The 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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 Special price Read reviewThe Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ

The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ

Philip Pullman

Part novel, part history, part fairytale, this title offers a radical take on the myths and the mysteries of the Gospels, and the genesis of church that has so shaped the course of the last two millennia.

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 Special priceWeights and Measures

Weights and Measures

Joseph Roth

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

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Antic 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 priceSleep Has His House

Sleep Has His House

Anna Kavan

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

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 Special priceThe Well of Loneliness

The Well of Loneliness

Radclyffe Hall, Diana Souhami

The bible of lesbianism' THE TIMES

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 Special priceThe 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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If the Dead Rise Not

If the Dead Rise Not

Philip Kerr

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

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 Special priceThe Political Prisoner

The Political Prisoner

Cesare Pavese, W.J. Strachan

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

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 Special priceRetreat from Love

Retreat from Love

Colette

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

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 Special priceThe Skating Rink

The Skating Rink

Roberto Bolano

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

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 Special priceNarcopolis

Narcopolis

Jeet Thayil

Portrays a city in collision with itself. With a cast of pimps, pushers, poets, gangsters and eunuchs, this title is a journey into a sprawling underworld.

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 Special priceThe Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die

The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die

Niall Ferguson

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

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 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 price Read reviewHotel Iris

Hotel Iris

Yoko Ogawa, Stephen Snyder

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

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 Special priceA Scarcity of Love

A Scarcity of Love

Anna Kavan

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

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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 priceThe Lovemakers

The Lovemakers

Alan Wearne

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

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 Special priceWent the Day Well?

Went the Day Well?

Penelope Houston

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

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

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

Suze Rotolo

This memoir reveals the romantic story of the sweet but sometimes wrenching love affair and its eventual collapse under the pressure of Dylan's growing fame.

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Houses Of Mckim Mead And White

Houses Of Mckim Mead And White

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

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Early Cultures Of Mainland Southeast Asia

Early Cultures Of Mainland Southeast Asia

Higham Charles

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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 pricePalladio's Rome

Palladio’s Rome

Hicks, Vaughan Hart and Peter, Palladio, Andrea, Peter Hicks, Vaughan Hart

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

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 Special price Read reviewThe Hypnotist

The Hypnotist

Lars Kepler

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

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Cities of the Plain

Cities of the Plain

Cormac McCarthy

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

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 Special priceArabesques: A Tale of Double Lives

Arabesques: A Tale of Double Lives

Robert Dessaix

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

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

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

August Kubizek, Ian Kershaw, Bar

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

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 Special priceMaths 1001: Absolutely Everything That Matters in Mathematics

Maths 1001: Absolutely Everything That Matters in Mathematics

Dr. Richard Elwes

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

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 Special 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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Origins A Memoir

Origins A Memoir

Maalouf Amin

In this sensitive if mildly overwritten memoir of long-held
secrets, betrayal and denial, Maalouf, who won the 1993 Prix
Goncourt for Rock of Tanios, traces his familial history from a
tiny mountainside village in Lebanon to...

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 Special priceAngelina's Cinderella

Angelina’s Cinderella

Katharine Holabird, Helen Craig

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

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 Special 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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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 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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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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 Special priceWho Was Jacques Derrida?: An Intellectual Biography

Who Was Jacques Derrida?: An Intellectual Biography

Mikics, David

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

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The Weight

The Weight

Andrew H Vachss

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

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 Read reviewGreat House

Great House

Nicole Krauss

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

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 Special 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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The Orphan Master's Son

The Orphan Master’s Son

Adam Johnson

An epic novel and a thrilling literary discovery, The Orphan Master's Son follows a young man's journey through the icy waters, dark tunnels, and eerie spy chambers of the world's most mysterious dictatorship, North Korea.

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 Special priceLentil as Anything

Lentil as Anything

Fernando, Shanaka

Shanaka Fernando is often hailed as a modern-day revolutionary best known as the founder of the 'pay-what-you-can-afford' community Lentil as Anything restaurants in Melbourne, Australia. He was named Australia's Local Hero in the...

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 Special priceOur Girls

Our Girls

Hamilton, Madeleine

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

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 Special priceHeidegger's Volk: Between National Socialism and Poetry

Heidegger’s Volk: Between National Socialism and Poetry

James Phillips

In 1933 Martin Heidegger declared his allegiance to Hitler. An exposition of Heidegger's conception of Volk can and must treat its merits and deficiencies as a response to the impasse in contemporary political philosophy of the...

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 Special priceThe Zenith

The Zenith

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

A major new novel from the most important Vietnamese author writing today. She has won acclaim for her exceptional lyricism and psychological acumen, as well as for her unflinching portraits of modern Vietnam and its culture and...

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The Ignorance of Blood

The Ignorance of Blood

Robert Wilson

As a sweltering Seville recovers from the shock of a terrorist attack, Inspector Jefe Javier Falcon is struggling to find the bombers. He might be able to bring the perpetrators of the bombing to justice, but there will be a...

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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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The Glass Rainbow

The Glass Rainbow

James Lee Burke

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

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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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The Dogs of Rome

The Dogs of Rome

Conor Fitzgerald

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

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 Special 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 priceThe Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham

The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham

Selina Hastings

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

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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 priceField Grey: A Bernie Gunther Mystery

Field Grey: A Bernie Gunther Mystery

Philip Kerr

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

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

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

Steven Pinker

Reveals how, contrary to popular belief, humankind has become progressively less violent, over millenia and decades. This title argues that modernity and its cultural institutions are actually making us better people. It shows how...

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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 Infinity of Lists

The Infinity of Lists

Umberto Eco, Alastair McEwen

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

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 Special priceThe Landmark Xenophon's Hellenika

The Landmark Xenophon’s Hellenika

Xenophon, Robert B Strassler, John Marincola, David Thomas

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

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On the Road to Babadag: Travels in the Other Europe

On the Road to Babadag: Travels in the Other Europe

Andrzej Stasiuk, Michael Kandel

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

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The Fear: Robert Mugabe and the Martyrdom of Zimbabwe

The Fear: Robert Mugabe and the Martyrdom of Zimbabwe

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

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

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Begin Again: A Biography of John Cage

Begin Again: A Biography of John Cage

Kenneth Silverman

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

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 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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 Special priceTruffles

Truffles

Elisabeth Luard, John Heseltine

Elisabeth Luard captures the essence of truffles.

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

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

Anna Jane Grossman, James Gulliver Hancock

Thanks to advancing technology and shifting mores, the amount of change we experience in our lifetimes is truly exceptional. Objects and practices that are commonplace can very quickly become outmoded. In this witty and...

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 Special 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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Lost In A Good Book

Lost In A Good Book

Fforde Jasper

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

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 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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 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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 Special priceThe Book of Love: In Search of the Kamasutra

The Book of Love: In Search of the Kamasutra

James McConnachie

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

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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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 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 priceThe Great Gardens of China: History, Concepts, Techniques

The Great Gardens of China: History, Concepts, Techniques

Fang Xiaofeng, Xiaofeng Fang

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

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 Special priceFast Forward: Fashion

Fast Forward: Fashion

Nathalie Grolimund

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

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The Dream of the Celt

The Dream of the Celt

Mario Vargas Llosa, Ms Edith Grossman

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

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 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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 Special priceAustralian Environment: Landscape as Art and Inspiration

Australian Environment: Landscape as Art and Inspiration

Siegfried Manietta

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

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 Special priceGuide for the Unlucky: A Pop-up Book

Guide for the Unlucky: A Pop-up Book

Kyle Bean

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

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

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

Robert B. Haas

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

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Enlightenment

Enlightenment

Maureen Freely

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

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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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Rebels and Traitors

Rebels and Traitors

Lindsey Davis

Set against the terrible struggle of the English Civil War and the dark plots of the Commonwealth, this title tells the story of soldiers, adventurers, aristocrats and kings, tradesmen, politicians, radicals and scavengers - and...

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

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

Richard Williams

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

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