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 Special priceParis in Love

Paris in Love

Eloisa James

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

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 Special priceRecipes from an Italian Summer

Recipes from an Italian Summer

Francesca Bazzurro, Mary Consonni, Joel Meyerowitz

380 summer recipes for all lovers of Italian food.

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 Special priceVictor Hugo: Les Misérables – From Page to Stage

Victor Hugo: Les Misérables – From Page to Stage

Tim Fisher, Anaïs Lellouche

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

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 Special priceThe Art of the First Fleet

The Art of the First Fleet

Lisa Di Tommaso

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

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 Special priceClarice Cliff

Clarice Cliff

Lynn Knight

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

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 Special priceAntifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder

Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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

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 Special priceAustralian Architecture Now

Australian Architecture Now

David Jackson, Professor Chris Johnson

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

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 Special priceThe Mind and Times of Reg Mombassa

The Mind and Times of Reg Mombassa

Murray Waldren

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

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 Special priceThe Great Empires of Asia

The Great Empires of Asia

Jim Masselos

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

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 Special priceAutumn in the Heavenly Kingdom

Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom

Stephen R. Platt

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

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Vanished Kingdoms: The Rise and Fall of States and Nations

Vanished Kingdoms: The Rise and Fall of States and Nations

Norman Davies

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

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Language: The Cultural Tool

Language: The Cultural Tool

Daniel L Everett

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

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

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

Peter Cave

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

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Charles Dickens: A Life

Charles Dickens: A Life

Claire Tomalin

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

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 Special priceThe Modern Art Doodle Book: Create Your Own Masterpiece

The Modern Art Doodle Book: Create Your Own Masterpiece

Allen, Unwin

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

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 Special priceArt and Queer Culture

Art and Queer Culture

Catherine Lord, Richard Meyer

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

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New Ways to Kill Your Mother: Writers and Their Families

New Ways to Kill Your Mother: Writers and Their Families

Colm Toibin

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

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 Special priceDefining Contemporary Art: 25 Years in 200 Pivotal Artworks

Defining Contemporary Art: 25 Years in 200 Pivotal Artworks

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

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

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 Special priceAll That is Solid: The Great Housing Disaster

All That is Solid: The Great Housing Disaster

Danny Dorling

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

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 Special priceDante in Love

Dante in Love

A. N. Wilson

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

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

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

Sudhir Venkatesh

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

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 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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The Lower River

The Lower River

Paul Theroux

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

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 Special priceThe 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 priceAll the King's Men

All the King’s Men

Robert Penn Warren

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

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 Special priceThe Universe within: A Scientific Adventure

The Universe within: A Scientific Adventure

Neil Shubin

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

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 Special priceAn Uncertain Glory: India and Its Contradictions

An Uncertain Glory: India and Its Contradictions

Jean Dreze, Amartya Sen, FBA

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

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

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

Suzanne Corkin

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

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 Special priceThe Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die

The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die

Niall Ferguson

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

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

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

Sanjay Basu, David Stuckler

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

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

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

Simon Winchester

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

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 Special priceA Rough Ride to the Future

A Rough Ride to the Future

James Lovelock

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

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 Special priceThe 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 price Read reviewBoyhood Island: My Struggle

Boyhood Island: My Struggle

Karl Ove Knausgaard, Don Bartlett

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

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 Special priceThe Valley of Amazement

The Valley of Amazement

Amy Tan

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

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

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

Carl Honore

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

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 Special 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 priceBest - Kept Secrets of Italy

Best - Kept Secrets of Italy

Gordon Kerr

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

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The Lion Sleeps Tonight

The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Rian Malan

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

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Open City

Open City

Teju Cole

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

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

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

Joanna Bourke

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

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 Special priceVolcano

Volcano

Endo Shusaku, Richard A. Schuchert

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

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 Special priceI am Lazarus

I am Lazarus

Anna Kavan

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

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 Special 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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The Reluctant Fundamentalist

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Mohsin Hamid

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

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 Read reviewFreedom

Freedom

Jonathan Franzen

The new novel from the author of The Corrections.

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 Read reviewWoes of the True Policeman

Woes of the True Policeman

Roberto Bolano, Natasha Wimmer

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

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 Special price Read reviewHotel Iris

Hotel Iris

Yoko Ogawa, Stephen Snyder

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

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 Special priceThe Lovemakers

The Lovemakers

Alan Wearne

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

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The Best of Frank O'Connor

The Best of Frank O'Connor

Frank O'Connor, Julian Barnes

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

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Both Flesh and Not

Both Flesh and Not

David Foster Wallace

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

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

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

David Rakoff

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

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

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

Cullen Murphy

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

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 Special priceThe Circle

The Circle

Dave Eggers

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

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 Special priceThe Best Australian Stories 2013

The Best Australian Stories 2013

Kim Scott

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

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 Special priceBonkers: My Life in Laughs

Bonkers: My Life in Laughs

Jennifer Saunders

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

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 Special priceChambers Biographical Dictionary

Chambers Biographical Dictionary

Chambers

All the people you'll ever want to know about

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

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

Cheryl Strayed

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

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 Special priceTop Walks in New South Wales

Top Walks in New South Wales

Ken Eastwood, Explore Australia

A travel guide for walks around New South Wales.

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 Special pricePinocchio

Pinocchio

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

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

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 Special price Read reviewWool

Wool

Hugh Howey

In a ruined and hostile landscape, in a future few have been unlucky enough to survive, a community exists in a giant underground silo. Inside, men and women live an enclosed life full of rules and regulations, of secrets and...

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 Special priceCharles Rennie Mackintosh Masterpieces of Art

Charles Rennie Mackintosh Masterpieces of Art

Gordon Kerr, Tamsin Pickeral

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

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 Special priceGustav Klimt Masterpieces of Art

Gustav Klimt Masterpieces of Art

Susie Hodge, James Peacock

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

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 Special pricePaul Klee Masterpieces of Art

Paul Klee Masterpieces of Art

Susie Hodge, James Peacock

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

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 Special priceSisterland

Sisterland

Curtis Sittenfeld

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

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 Special priceJ.M.W. Turner Masterpieces of Art

J.M.W. Turner Masterpieces of Art

Rosalind Ormiston, James Peacock

The English Romantic painter Joseph Mallord William Turner (23 April 1775-19 December 1851) was a brilliant landscape artist, a watercolourist and printmaker. This wonderful new book brings to life his greatest achievements in...

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

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

Tim Jarvis

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

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 Special priceReadings and Writings: Forty Years in Books

Readings and Writings: Forty Years in Books

Jason Cotter

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

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 Special priceThe New Granta Book of Travel

The New Granta Book of Travel

Liz Jobey

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

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 Special 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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I'm Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen

I’m Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen

Sylvie Simmons

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

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

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

Peter Watson

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

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 Special priceGillespie and I

Gillespie and I

Jane Harris

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

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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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At Last

At Last

Edward St Aubyn

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

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 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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No Time Like the Present

No Time Like the Present

Nadine Gordimer

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

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 Special priceWild: A Journey from Lost to Found

Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found

Cheryl Strayed

At twenty-six, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's rapid death from cancer, her family disbanded and her marriage crumbled. With nothing to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her...

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 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 price Read reviewThe Twelve

The Twelve

Justin Cronin

The epic story of THE PASSAGE continues

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 Special priceMaps and Legends

Maps and Legends

Michael Chabon

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

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 Special 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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 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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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 priceA Small Circus

A Small Circus

Hans Fallada

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

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 Special priceThe 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 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 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 Magic Toyshop

The Magic Toyshop

Angela Carter, Carmen Callil

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

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The 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 priceThe Changeling

The Changeling

Kenzaburo Oe

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

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 Special priceThe Great War

The Great War

Joe Sacco

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

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 Special price Read reviewThe Year of the Flood

The Year of the Flood

Margaret Atwood

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

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 Special pricePuffin Classics Deluxe Collection

Puffin Classics Deluxe Collection

Various

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

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 Special priceThe Gunpowder Plot: Terror and Faith in 1605

The Gunpowder Plot: Terror and Faith in 1605

Antonia Fraser

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

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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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The Namesake

The Namesake

Jhumpa Lahiri

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

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The Empty Family: Stories

The Empty Family: Stories

Colm Toibin

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

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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 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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The Event and Its Terrors: Ireland, Famine, Modernity

The Event and Its Terrors: Ireland, Famine, Modernity

Stuart McLean

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

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 Special priceThe Fear Index

The Fear Index

Robert Harris

Fear Index .

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 Special priceMarc Chagall and His Times: A Documentary Narrative

Marc Chagall and His Times: A Documentary Narrative

Benjamin Harshav

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

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 Special 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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The Best American Nonrequired Reading

The Best American Nonrequired Reading

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

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

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 Special priceAsian Treasures: Gems of the Written Word

Asian Treasures: Gems of the Written Word

Andrew Gosling

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

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

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

Sian Beilock

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

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 Special 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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Arabesques: A Tale of Double Lives

Arabesques: A Tale of Double Lives

Robert Dessaix

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

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

In Our Time: The Speeches That Shaped the Modern World

Hywel Williams

In Our Time brings together 40 of the most memorable, eloquent and influential speeches since 1945. Hywel Williams' choice of speeches is richly eclectic in scope: Churchill and de Gaulle, Kennedy and King, Nehru and Nasser,...

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 Special priceGuilty

Guilty

Anna Kavan

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

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 Special price Read reviewThe Yellow Birds

The Yellow Birds

Kevin Powers

An unforgettable depiction of the psychological impact of war, by a young Iraq veteran and poet, The Yellow Birds is already being hailed as a modern classic.

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

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

Mark Urban

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

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The Moral Compass: Stories for a Life's Journey

The Moral Compass: Stories for a Life’s Journey

Dr William J Bennett

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

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Tibetan Book Of The Dead

Tibetan Book Of The Dead

Thurman Robert

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

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 Special priceSnow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Eric Smoodin

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

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

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

Tyler Hamilton, Daniel Coyle

On a fateful night in 2009, Tyler Hamilton and Daniel Coyle met for dinner in Boulder, Colorado. The two had met five years before while Coyle was writing his bestselling book, Lance Armstrong: Tour de Force. But this time, Tyler...

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 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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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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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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Cities of the Plain

Cities of the Plain

Cormac McCarthy

In the fall of 1952, John Grady Cole and Billy Parham are cowboys on a New Mexico ranch encroached upon from the north by the military. On the southern horizon are the mountains of Mexico, where one of the men is drawn again and...

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

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

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

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 Special priceGranta 115: The F Word

Granta 115: The F Word

John Freeman

It is about more than beds unmade or laundry unfolded; it is about more than the fact that a man helping out with the housework is just the beginning of equality at home.

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Voices Of Time

Voices Of Time

Galeano Eduardo H

In this kaleidoscope of reflections, renowned South American
author Eduardo Galeano ranges widely, from childhood to love,
music, plants, fear, indignity, and indignation. In the signal
style of his bestselling Memory of Fire...

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Art Of Happiness

Art Of Happiness

Lama Dalai

A Tibetan spiritual leader's guide to dealing with everyday
human problems and achieving happiness. It addresses issues such
as: the sources of happiness; desire and greed; marriage and
romance; resolving conflict; facing...

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 Special priceThe Woman Who Shot Mussolini

The Woman Who Shot Mussolini

Frances Stonor Saunders

7 April 1926: on the steps of the Capitol in Rome, surrounded by chanting Fascists, The Honourable Violet Gibson fires at the Italian head of state, the darling of Europe's ruling class. Of all his would-be assassins, she came...

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 Special priceOnce Before Time: A Whole Story of the Universe

Once Before Time: A Whole Story of the Universe

Martin Bojowald

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

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The Gun

The Gun

C J Chivers

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

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The Weight

The Weight

Andrew H Vachss

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

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 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 priceSaving the Daylight: Why We Put the Clocks Forward

Saving the Daylight: Why We Put the Clocks Forward

David S. Prerau

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

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 Special priceUnfinished Dialogue: Sir Isaiah Berlin and Polanowska-Sygulska

Unfinished Dialogue: Sir Isaiah Berlin and Polanowska-Sygulska

Isaiah Berlin, Beata Polanowska-Sygulska

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

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

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

Andrew Stott

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

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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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 Special priceThe Aztecs

The Aztecs

Davide Domenici

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

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 Special pricePunk Pioneers

Punk Pioneers

Jenny Lens, Glen Friedman

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

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

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

John Sutherland, Stephen Fender

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

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 Special priceThe Beecher Sisters

The Beecher Sisters

Barbara A. White

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

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With Nails

With Nails

Grant Richard E

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

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

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

Rodney Stark

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

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

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

Lawrence D. Rosenblum

Looking at the science that explains the hidden powers of the five senses and how to harness their potential, this title explores the abilities that few of us know we have. It examines how the brain uses subtle information to...

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 Special priceThe Vivisector

The Vivisector

Patrick White

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

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

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

Joe Jackson

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

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Elemental Art Of The Indonesian Archipelago

Elemental Art Of The Indonesian Archipelago

Longenecker Martha

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

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

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

Charles Mann

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

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 Special priceThe Rivered Earth

The Rivered Earth

Vikram Seth

Contains four libretti that is to be set to music. This title includes: Songs in Time of War , Shared Ground , The Traveller and Seven Elements , that take us all over the world - from Chinese and Indian poetry to the beauty...

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 Special priceRailsea

Railsea

China Mieville

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

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 Special priceThe Penguin Guide to the 1000 Finest Classical Recordings: The Must-Have CDs and DVDs

The Penguin Guide to the 1000 Finest Classical Recordings: The Must-Have CDs and DVDs

Ivan March, Edward Greenfield, Robert Layton, Paul Czajkowski

Through downloads, CDs and DVDs, listeners can access music from the medieval period to the modern. But how do you pick your way through these hundreds of thousands of pieces? This book draws together an array of genres to create...

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