The Sistine Chapel is the geographical and spiritual centre of the Vatican City, but it is also one of the most internationally famous artistic sites. The chapel's outstanding beauty lies above all in its vast cycle of paintings...
Grimm Tales: For Young and Old
In this beautiful book of classic fairy tales, award-winning author Philip Pullman has chosen his fifty favourite stories from the Brothers Grimm and presents them in a 'clear as water' retelling, in his unique and brilliant...
Archive: Henry Diltz
The list of influential, extraordinary and legendary musicians that Henry Diltz has photographed is seemingly endless. It includes such luminaries as Crosby, Stills & Nash, Joni Mitchell, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Neil Young and...
Merchants, Princes and Painters: Silk Fabrics in Italian and Northern Painting, 1300-1550
Silk was one of the great social signifiers of the later Middle Ages, and it is represented in a profusion of paintings from the period, demonstrating the opulence of the patron's own dress.
The Seductive Shoes: Four Centuries of Fashion Footwear
We have been intrigued by the form and function of our footwear
for centuries, and for many women shoes are the ultimate objects of
desire. In The Seductive Shoe fashion historian Jonathan Walford
takes a peek into the shoe...
West of Last Chance
Features photographs of the high plains, interspersed with narratives of the people who live there.
Kicks Japan: Japanese Sneaker Culture
The Japanese tend to takes things to extremes and become aficionados. Given that many of the worlds top sneaker designers reside in Japan, it should come as no surprise that Japanese sneaker culture goes to a whole new level,...
The Postmodern Art of Imants Tillers: Appropiation En Abyme - 1971 2001
"The strategy of postmodern appropriation that burgeoned into an
international style in the 1980s is currently epitomised by the
work of New York artists such as Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger,
Hans Haacke and David Salle. This...
Contemporary Controversies in Psychoanalytic Theory, Technique, and Their Applications
In this title, psychoanalyst Otto Kernberg reviews developments and controversies in psychoanalytic theory and technique.
The Arts of Persia
Persian art, with its detailed ornamentation, color, floral decoration, and intricate craftsmanship, includes some of the most beautiful works of art ever created. This book discusses the art of Persia in all its variety, relating...
The Atlas of Lost Cults and Mystery Religions: Mysterious Spiritual Traditions Rediscovered
Explores a wide range of traditions from the mysterious snake worshipping goddesses of the ancient Minoans to the Cathars of medieval France, believed by some to be the protectors of the Holy Grail. This book examines the...
Coparticipant Psychoanalysis: Toward a New Theory of Clinical Inquiry
Traditionally, two clinical models have been dominant in psychoanalysis: the classical paradigm, which views the analyst as an objective mirror, and the participant-observation paradigm, which views the analyst as an...
Zigzag: The Incredible Wartime Exploits of Double Agent Eddie Chapman
Eddie Chapman was a womaniser, blackmailer and safecracker. He was also a great hero - the most successful double agent of the Second World War. Chapman became the only British national ever to be awarded an Iron Cross for his...
The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement
From the influential and hugely popular New York Times columnist and bestselling author of Bobos in Paradise comes a landmark exploration of how human beings and communities succeed.
The author saw the Doors band many times at the legendary Filmore Auditorium and the Avalon Ballroom in 1967. This title tells the story of the band.
The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds
Isabel Dalhousie leads an enviable life in Edinburgh, with time for cloud-gazing, civilised conversation and good coffee from Cat's delicatessen. Alongside these pastimes, she must also keep pace with the varied pursuits of her...
Impressions of Arabia: Architecture and Frescoes of the Asir Region
With its awe-inspiring landmarks, its dense woodlands, and the delightful coolness of its mountain-tops, the region of Asir stands in sharp contrast to the usual patterns of Saudi Arabian landscape. This could have been the site...
Eve Arnold’s People
Eve Arnold, a Magnum photographer since 1951 and revered by her peers and the creative generation in equal measure, has photographed many of the great, the famous and the powerful, ranging from politicians and actors to musicians,...
The Great Empires of Asia: How Asia’s Mighty Empires Challenged the World
Surveys the greatest of Asia's empires from 800 AD to the mid-20th century, from the Far East to the fringes of Europe. This title shows how those seven empires played a key role in forming global civilization. It is of interest...
Jersey 1204: The Forging of an Island Community
Unearthing a wealth of historical detail and local colour, the authors examine the events leading up to the fateful year of 1204 - the year in which the English lost the duchy of Normandy, including the Channel Islands, to the...
Peter the Great
Peter I, Emperor of all the Russias, was a strong, tall man (6' 8 inches) who unlike previous Russian monarchs was not afraid of hard labor. He was an experienced army officer and navy admiral, a skillful shipbuilder and an...
What It Is Like to Go to War
Marlantes relates his combat experiences in Vietnam and discusses the daily contradictions warriors face in the grind of war, where each battle requires them to take life or spare life. He also underscores the need for returning...
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Oskar Schell, the nine-year-old son of a man killed in the World Trade Center attacks, searches the five boroughs of New York City for a lock that fits a black key his father left behind.
During the winter of 1972, a woman spends a single night with a young Chilean poet before he departs New York, leaving her his desk. It is the only time they ever meet. Two years later, he is arrested by Pinochet's secret police...
Krauss pens a powerful, soaring novel about a stolen desk that contains the secrets, and becomes the obsession, of the lives it passes through.
Lighting Out for the Territory: How Samuel Clemens Headed West and Became Mark Twain
Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of Twain's death, this is the rollicking story of Samuel Clemens' six year sojourn in the Wild West
Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Restless Genius
In this first single-volume English-language biography of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Damrosch mines the influential philosophers letters, memoirs, and writings to expose the eccentricities of a man who prefigured the modern mind.
The Madness within Us: Schizophrenia as a Neuronal Process
Schizophrenia is one of the most devastating and mysterious mental illnesses. People with schizophrenia have the unique sensation that their brain is being taken over by external entities and that their heads are filled with...
The Masque of Africa: Glimpses of African Belief
Like all of Naipaul's travel books, The Masque of Africa encompasses a much larger narrative and purpose: to judge the effects of belief upon the progress of civilization.
To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918
World War I stands as one of history's most senseless spasms of carnage, defying rational explanation. In a riveting, suspenseful narrative, Hochschild brings it to life as never before. He focuses on the long-ignored moral drama...
The Art of Jewelry: Wood
This third entry in The Art of Jewelry series brings crafters an eye-opening assortment of wood necklaces, bangles, and earrings to make - alongside a gallery of inspirational work from the best contemporary...
Where to Go When: Italy
The ideals reference for anyone planning an extended vacation, Where To Go When details the best time to visit, the best places to see, and the best things to do once there. Full-color photographs throughout capture the essence...
Spiders: The Ultimate Predators
An exceptionally well-illustrated study of spiders and how they hunt by celebrated nature photographer. Chapters provide information on habitat, hunting techniques, anatomy, general characteristics as well as a guide to...
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...
The Poincare Conjecture: In Search of the Shape of the Universe
In telling this vibrant story, O'Shea makes accessible to general readers for the first time the meaning of the conjecture, and brings alive the field of mathematics and the achievements of generations of mathematicians.
The Lesbian Kama Sutra
Applies the spirit and intention of the original Kama Sutra - the expression of uninhibited pleasure through sex - to the lives of twenty-first century lesbian women. This title encourages love and sex, pleasure and sensuality,...
The Erotic Dream Machine
In a revealing series of interviews, Anthony N. Fragola and
Roch C. Smith examine all nine of Robbe-Grillet’s films,
specifically exploring the cultural milieu to which the films are
Alison Jay Mini Slipcase
Perfect for little hands and with simplified text, young children can enjoy learning about first concepts with their parents, while the intricate artwork will encourage observation skills and encourage questions.
The Greatest Race: In Celebration of the Tour De France
The Tour de France has it all: extremes of ego, temperature and terrain; grazes, bruises and streaks; wrecks, wheels and winding paths. Now, in celebration of 100 years of the Tour's infamous mountain section, comes the ultimate...
The History of Australian Wine: Stories from the Vineyard to the Cellar Door
Tells the story of Australian wine during the entire 20th century. Based on a series of interviews conducted across a broad range of industry figures, winemakers to cellar hands, from business leaders to grape growers, wine writer...
Bike!: A Tribute to the World’s Greatest Racing Bicycles
To many, the racing bicycle is a marvel of engineering and aesthetics. 'Bike!' Is the first book to be produced on the history of the world's most famous racing-bike and component manufacturers.
Shannon Bennett’s Paris
Takes readers on a tour of Paris. This guide includes the author's favourite three-star restaurants, bistros, bars and hotels, his pick of the places to buy macaroons, bread, wine, chocolate, truffles and caviar, and advice on how...
River Cottage Veg Every Day!
Hearty, seasonal cooking with veg - to tie in with the accompanying Channel 4 series
The Songs of Sapa: Stories and Recipes from Vietnam
Luke Nguyen, of Secrets of the Red Lantern fame, is going
home. Travelling on a personal and culinary tour through Vietnam,
Luke visits his family and friends, and is invited into the homes
of local Vietnamese food...
Indochine: Baguettes and Bank Mi: Finding France in Vietnam
Indochine sees Red Lantern's Luke Nguyen revisit his beloved Vietnam and seek out the food and cultural remnants of this former French colonial empire. The recipes and accompanying stories showcase the French influence upon...
This definitive work on Russell Drysdale, in print for 26 years,
has been redesigned with an elegant, spacious layout to make the
paintings come alive for a new generation. More than 160 colour
plates illustrate the work of...
Who is Mark Twain?
Considered to be way ahead of his time on issues of race and politics, Mark Twain remains one of literature's greatest original stars. This title features 24 essays about various elements of life and culture.
The Best 100 Poems of Les Murray
From his life's work so far, spanning more than four decades, Les Murray has selected these 100 poems, his personal best. Including classics such as 'The Broad Bean Sermon', 'An Absolutely Ordinary Rainbow' and 'The Dream of...
Battle Boy Box: Gift Pack
A fabulous Christmas present for boys aged 7 years and over: a Battle Boy tin with four Battle Boy titles inside. A great chance to introduce new readers to the series, and reward existing readers with a collectible tin that looks...
Breakfast at Tiffany’s: The Official 50th Anniversary Companion
Holly Golightly was undoubtedly the role that made Audrey Hepburn a movie icon. To mark the 50th anniversary of the release of 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' in 2011, this lavish book pays tribute to its ongoing popularity. It includes...
1080 Spanish recipes, the bible of authentic Spanish cookery.
A unique cookbook containing 50 recipes from the tables of Tuscany, the finest gastronomic region of Italy and birthpace of most Italian cuisine as we know it today.
Born in the US and reared in Mexico, Harrison Shepherd is a liability to his social-climbing flapper mother, Salome. Making himself useful in the household of the famed Mexican artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, and exiled...
An Expensive Education
Presents a portrait of personalities ensnared in the African conflict, and of the troubled intersection of ivory-tower academia and realpolitik.
One Magic Square: Food Plot Designs for All Seasons in Temperate Climates
One Magic Square shows how, with a ten-minute effort, you can start your own productive food garden on a single square metre. By following these plot designs you can keep your labour pleasurable as your self-sufficiency...
The Bascombe Novels
This trilogy-- The Sportswriter, Independence Day, and The Lay of the Land --charts the life and times of one of the most enduring characters in modern fiction: Frank Bascombe. With finely honed prose that captures the nuances...
Ochre and Rust: Artefacts and Encounters on Australian Frontiers
Ochre and Rust takes nine Aboriginal and colonial artefacts from their museum shelves, and positions them at the centre of these gripping, poignant tales set in the heart of Australia's frontier zone.
The Lure of the Japanese Garden
This book takes you on a tour of 120 gardens across Japan, covering a broader geographical spread than any other book available in English or Japanese. Main and Platten describe the gardens' physical aspects, and the historical,...
Turn your tax returns into artworks. Create unique paper jewellery. Transform old books into sculptures. Make your own journals and stationery. Follow the simple instructions in this beautiful book to make these projects and...
Long, Last, Happy
Called the best fiction writer to appear in the South since Flannery O'Connor (Larry McMurtry), acclaimed author Hannah ( Airships, Bats Out of Hell ) returns with an all-new collection of short stories.
Mark Strizic: Melbourne - Marvellous to Modern
This magnificent collection of photographs arose from the creativity of a young photographer and his adoption of his new home town, Melbourne. Mark Strizic's pictures were taken at a time when the Victorian elegance of the city...
A Partisan’s Daughter
From the acclaimed author of Corelli's Mandolin comes a love story that is both wry and heartbreakingly sad. Narrated in the moment and in recollection, A Partisan's Daughter is also a commentary on the seductions and powers...
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gilead pens a moving and healing book about families, family secrets, and the passing of the generations.
Meet Cato Kwong - disgraced cop and ex-poster boy for the police force. Cato is brought in from the cold to solve the case of a torso washed up on the wild shores of the Great Southern Ocean. But Cato faces powerful opposition...
Thinking in Numbers: How Maths Illuminates Our Lives
Mathematical savant and bestselling author of BORN ON A BLUE DAY, this is Tammet's engaging and personal exploration of what numbers can teach us about our lives and minds.
Collected Short Fiction
Offers insight into the author's range and creative process, in a treasury that includes pieces from such classics as Miguel Street and In a Free State.
The Baroness: The Search for Nica the Rebellious Rothschild
* The extraordinary story of Pannonica - a British-born Rothschild daughter who abandoned her children to live in New York among the Jazz artists
Outside the Magic Square: A Handbook for Food Security
Outside the Magic Square considers issues of food security and offers solutions at the street, neighbourhood and global levels. Mixing gardening advice and food plot design with discussion of issues like global warming, dwindling...
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
Our lives are driven by a fact that most of us can't name and don't understand. This title explains why this personality type is so important in society. It shows how the brain chemistry of introverts and extroverts differs, and...
Bring Up the Bodies
Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2012
Animal Wise: The Thoughts and Emotions of Our Fellow Creatures
A species-by-species look at the incredible interactions that take place between scientists and their animal subjects, and the discoveries that have emerged about how and what animals think.
Welcome to Your New Life
When Anna Goldsworthy, pianist and perfectionist, falls pregnant with her first child, her excitement is tempered by the daunting journey ahead. In Welcome to Your New Life, she shares the dizzying wonder and crippling...
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...
Gurrumul: His Life and Music
From concert halls to recording studios and into Aboriginal heartlands, this is the story of Australia′s Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu. This unique Indigenous man is one of the most inspiring music stories of our generation.
Gardening Australia’s Flora: The Gardener’s Bible
Gardening Australia's Flora is a comprehensive, beautifully illustrated encyclopedia containing information on more than 20,000 plants from all around the world. Organised in an A to Z format by botanical name, the individual...
The Great Divide: History and Human Nature in the Old World and the New
The rise and fall of the great civilisations and what this meant for mankind.
Originally published: Toronto: House of Anasi Press, 2009.
The Emotional Life of Your Brain
How to retrain our brain to improve our emotional behaviour by pioneering neuroscientist
The State of Africa: A History of the Continent Since Independence
The revised and fully updated edition of the seminal, sweeping history of post-colonial Africa.
The History of the World: From the Dawn of Humanity to the Modern Age
In a narrative beginning almost 1.5 million years ago with the emergence of Homo erectus, Frank Welsh takes the reader from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment, from the Industrial Revolution to the age of terrorism.
The Double Comfort Safari Club
* Mma Ramotswe's wonderful eleventh novel
The French Slow Cooker
French cooking using the slow cooker, with 125 recipes.
Gillespie and I
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...
The Savage Detectives (Picador 40th Anniversary Edition)
'Part road movie, part joyful, nostalgic confession. A masterpiece' Daily Telegraph
Confusion: The Private Papers of Privy Councillor R. Von D.
Stefan Zweig was particularly drawn to the novella, and Confusion, a rigorous and yet transporting dramatization of the conflict between the heart and the mind, is among his supreme achievements in the form. A young man who...
When the Going Was Good
Between 1929 and 1935 the author travelled widely and wrote about his experiences. This title discusses a cruise around the Mediterranean; a train trip from Djibouti to Abyssinia to attend Emperor Haile Selassie's coronation in...
Oh! If Only…
Sometimes big things have very small beginnings. Oh! If only . . . I had stayed home that day . . . If only . . . I hadn't met that dog . . . If only . . . he didn't want to play . . . And so begins a remarkably funny chain of...
A novel about London life. It follows four Londoners - Leah, Natalie, Felix and Nathan - after they've left their childhood council estate, grown up and moved on to different lives. From private houses to public parks, at work and...
Babel No More: The Search for the World’s Most Extraordinary Language Learners
In the tradition of the bestsellers Word Freak and The Language Instinct comes a fascinating exploration of linguistic superlearners whose abilities shed light on the intellectual potential in us all.
The Fear Index
Fear Index .
The Best American Nonrequired Reading
A selection of the best writing, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, and blogs, published during 2011. Edited by Dave Eggers.
Flight Behaviour is a captivating, topical and deeply human story touching on class, poverty and climate change. It is Barbara Kingsolver's most accessible novel yet, and explores the truths we live by, and the complexities...
A Little Learning
Part of the fabulous new hardback library of 24 Evelyn Waugh
books, publishing in chronological order.'Only when one has lost
all curiosity about the future has one reached the age to write an
autobiography'. Waugh begins his...
A Hologram for the King
In a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary,
recession-scarred America, a struggling businessman pursues a
last-ditch attempt to stave off foreclosure, pay his daughter's
college tuition, and finally do something...
In this new collection of conversations, conducted from 2010 to 2012, Noam Chomsky explores the most immediate and urgent concerns: the future of democracy in the Arab world, the implications of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the...
Augustus John: The New Biography
This updated biography of the British painter reveals the complete story of John and his circle. New material which includes letters from Joyce, Dylan Thomas, Shaw, Oskar Kokoschka, the Sitwells and Sean O'Casey, reveals John to...
Best American Travel Writing 2011
A collection of the best travel writing pieces published in American periodicals during 2010.
Cage of Bones
The third book and the first in our new two-book contract with the internationally bestselling author of The Surrogate and The Creeper, starring cop Phil Brennan and psychologist Marina Esposito.
From luxury limousines to speedy sports cars, a wide variety of automobiles are featured--all driven by kooky animal characters. A picture dictionary identifying car parts builds vocabulary and makes learning about cars even more...
Rosie's mum has a new baby but Rosie has two of her own. To look at they seem to be toy animals but to her they are entirely real. They drive cars, like swings, rockets and dinosaurs but hate custard.
Henry David Thoreau's journal was his life's work; a treasure trove of some of the finest prose in English.
Henry David Thoreau's journal was his life's work; a treasure trove of some of the finest prose in English.
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists
Originally published in 1914, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists is a timeless story of socialism, political awakenings and class struggle, told with a volatile mix of heartfelt rage and sly humour.
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...
Alice in La La Land
A series of disasters in her home town causes Australian actress Alice Evans to flee to Hollywood where she finds life is not the glittery stuff of dreams. It's the Hollywood nightmare. She is forced to navigate her way round the...
This persuasive biography sheds light on the nation's first modern combat commander who set the standard for today's four-star officers.
Book of Clouds
Book of Clouds is a haunting, masterfully wrought debut novel about a young woman adrift in Berlin, where a string of fateful encounters leads to romance, violence, and revelation.
Choke: Use the Secrets of Your Brain to Succeed When it Matters Most
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...
X-rated!: The Power of Mythic Symbolism in Popular Culture
This book delves into the reasons why pop culture, and all of its X-Rated features, are so appealing to masses of people, even though they may hate to love it.
If the Dead Rise Not
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.
Odd Owls and Stout Pigs: A Book of Nonsense
From Caldecott Medalist Lobel comes another brand-new collection of rhyming stories--this time featuring a unique assortment of owls and pigs. Discovered by his daughter, Adrianne, this collection is full of the same humor and wit...
The Name of the Game
An epic tale spanning three generations of power and privilege that explores wealth, marriage and jealousy in a sprawling American dynasty.
The Great Leader
In his most original work to date, Jim Harrison delivers an enthralling, witty, expertly crafted novel following one mans hunt for an elusive cult leader: The Great Leader.
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...
Italian Baroque Sculpture
The art of sculpture in Baroque Italy reached unprecedented heights of technical perfection and emotional intensity. The author offers a fresh view of this rich and varied period, ranging from the exuberance of Bernini's Apollo...
A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion
Set in the fast-living New York of the 1920s, A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion follows two lovers in a torrid affair on an arc of murder and sexual self-destruction.
Who Wants to Be a Poodle, I Don’t
With a witty text and hilarious mixed-media illustrations, the creator of Charlie and Lola takes the lead with this wry and wooly tale of a pampered poodle who just wants to paddle in puddles--like real dogs do. Full color.
The Winter Vault
In "The Winter Vault, "award-winning poet and novelist Anne
Michaels crafts a love story of extraordinary depth and complexity,
juxtaposing historic dislocations with the most intimate moments of
individual lives. In 1964, a...
A Quiet Night in
It's Mr Large's birthday and Mrs Large has prepared him a meal, as they're going to celebrate with a quiet night in. But as usual in the Large household, things don't go to plan, and Mr and Mrs Large fall asleep on the sofa! So...
Bad Ideas?: An Arresting History of Our Inventions
A fascinating history of our inventiveness - and whether it is a blessing or a curse
Incoming!: or, Why We Should Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Meteorite
We imagine meteorites as bringers of death and destruction, but in this riveting and lively challenge to orthodox thinking, Ted Nield describes how meteorites may have helped create life on earth.
French Painting in the Golden Age
A clear, dramatic account of the French art-world under Louis XIII and Louis XIV. It shows how art and the state were intimately connected and reveals layers of meaning in painting whose subject matter can seem remote and obscure...
Designing interiors for children presents a whole new set of challenges; to make them both durable and safe as well as interesting and imaginative. This book shows how to create a perfect interior environment for a child.
The Military History of Tsarist Russia
This is the first overview in English of the rise of the armed
forces in Russia, from the Muscovite army of the fifteenth century
through the Napoleon in 1812-1815. Essays also highlight the
ideological conflict between...
Oink Oink Oink Savage Modern Fable
A surreal, black comedy - a seductively hip, hilariously funny satire about popular culture and consumerism. A savage modern fable about science, family, television and love gone wrong.
Scenes from Provincial Life: Including Scenes from Married Life
Introduces Joe Lunn, one of the first breed of ordinary male anti-hero protagonists, whose exploits and ordinariness, as he tries to avoid his mistress Myrtle's attempts to trap him into marriage, poke fun at what were, and often...
Nicholas and the Gang
UK edition. The fourth volume of stories about the cheeky French schoolboy.
A Cook’s Tour
Anthony Bourdain sets off to eat his way around the world - but this is no conventional culinary tour! Bourdain heads out to Saigon where he eats the still-beating heart of a live cobra, and travels deep into landmined Khmer Rouge...
A Day in Pompeii
On August 24, AD 79, the Roman city of Pompeii was buried by the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius. The very debris and ash that so suddenly and violently ended life in Pompeii also encased the city in a virtual time...
The Kitchen Diaries II: A Year of Simple Cooking
Includes over 250 recipes, many from his BBC TV series Dish of the Day, Simple Suppers and Simple Cooking. From Nigel Slater, presenter of Dish of the Day and one of our best-loved food writers, a beautiful and inspiring...
Culture, Identity, and Islamic Schooling: A Philosophical Approach
Merry elaborates an ideal type of Islamic philosophy of education in order to examine the specific challenges that Islamic schools face, comparing the different educational realities facing Muslim populations in the Netherlands,...
Jorge Luis Borges: A Writer on the Edge
Jorge Luis Borges is generally acknowledged to be one of the 20th century's most significant writers. But, the fact that he is an Argentine writer is rarely discussed. This is an introduction to the work of Jorge Luis Borges.
A Model American
In early 1970 a small plane, en route to Angkor Wat,
mysteriously disappears over the Cambodian jungle. Piloted by an
American hippie, the passengers are Bill Bolton, a US businessman,
his wife Marjorie, their guide a young...
Playlisted: Everything You Need to Know About Australian Music Right Now
Playlisted takes the pulse of Australian rock 'n roll. Each chapter launches from a single significant track on an illuminating musical journey - into an underrated album or an overrated career. It's neither encyclopaedic nor...
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...
An American Dream
A key backlist title from the highly acclaimed author of The Naked and the Dead and The Fight.
This edition of THE ALOE, prepared by Vincent O'Sullivan, is a unique testimony to the distinctive and innovative writing for which Katherine Mansfield is so famous.
Waugh in Abyssinia
In 1935 Italy declared war on Abyssinia and the author was sent to Addis Ababa to cover the conflict. This title captures the dilemmas and complexities of a feudal society caught up in twentieth-century politics and...
Perdita: The Life of Mary Robinson
Sex, fame and scandal in the theatrical, literary and social circles of late 18th-century England.
A Handbook on Hanging
A classic satire, admired by Bertholt Brecht and Dylan Thomas, Duff's polemic makes it clear that whatever else capital punishment may be said to be - justice, vengeance, a deterrent - it is certainly killing.
The Hanging Garden
Two children are brought to a wild garden on the shores of Sydney Harbour to shelter from the Second World War. The boy's mother has died in the Blitz. The girl is the daughter of a Sydney woman and a Communist executed in a Greek...
Lights Out in Wonderland
Gabriel Brockwell, aesthete, poet, philosopher, disaffected twenty-something decadent, is thinking terminal. His philosophical enquiries, the abstractions he indulges, and how these relate to a life lived, all point in the same...
Lenin A Biography
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When Adam moves into an abandoned house on the dusty edge of town, he is hoping to recover from the loss of his job and his home in the city. But when he meets Canning - a shadowy figure from his childhood - and Canning's...
Feast Day of Fools
Interviewing an alcoholic Native American who witnessed a murder along the Texas-Mexico border, Sheriff Hack Holland and his deputy, Sam Tibbs, recognize the work of serial killer Preacher Jack Collins in an investigation that is...
Mr Loveday’s Little Outing & Other Early Stories (13)
In this unique collection of Waugh's early short stories, some
of which became the inspirations for his novels, Waugh displays his
unique talent for comedy and narration. 'Mr Loveday's Little
Outing' is a blackly comic tale of...
Put Out More Flags
Upper-class scoundrel Basil Seal, mad, bad and dangerous to know, creates havoc wherever he goes, much to the despair of the three women in his life - his sister, mother and mistress. And when Neville Chamberlain declares war on...
Ablutions: Notes for a Novel
Charles Bukowskis ghost hovers over deWitts grim first novel
about a bartender at a Hollywood watering hole and its down-and-out
regulars. The unnamed bartenders observations on his co-workers and
customers comprise a good...
Italy Dish by Dish: A Comprehensive Guide to Eating in Italy
The new translation of Mangia Italiano, a definitive and essential Italian-food resource never before published in English
Knitted Icons: 25 Celebrity Doll Patterns
Albert Einstein proved to us that E=MC2. Marilyn Monroe convinced us that gentlemen prefer blondes and that diamonds are a girl's best friend. Elvis Presley showed us how to swivel our hips to old-time rock 'n' roll. Through...
The bad boy of the restaurant world takes us behind the scenes of the industry and exposes all kind of secret behaviour that will certainly shock and may even appal you.
Satirist Zoschenko (1896 -1958) began publishing his topical,
colloquial short stories to wild popularity in Soviet newspapers
beginning in 1923; many appear here in English for the first time,
in Hicks's lively, masterful...
Food Wine Burgundy: A Terroir Guide
Burgundy's lush scenery distills the essence of French terroir. Three rivers keep Burgundy's handsome hills green year-round, and each of its sub-regions has a distinctive character where the architecture and art reflect this...
Gregory Wolfe's acclaimed biography draws on unpublished diaries, correspondence, interviews, and Muggeridge's prolific writings to chronicle the long and turbulent life of one of the most brilliant controversialists and media...
Being Present: Growing Up in Hitler’s Germany
Schumann's intention in writing this memoir is to show young Americans how easy it can be to control and manipulate a whole nation - especially its young people. He analyzes his life in Nazi Germany, explaining why he became a...
Cooper’s Creek: Tragedy and Adventure in the Australian Outback
Originally published: New York: Harper & Row, c1963.
A brilliant satire of mass culture and the numbing effects of
technology, White Noise tells the story of Jack Gladney, a teacher
of Hitler studies at a liberal arts college in Middle America. Jack
and his fourth wife, Babette,...
When Kojima, an elite banker resigns from his job to help a cousin manage Ishiei, a supermarket in one of Japan's provincial cities, a host of problems ensue. Store employees are stealing products, the books are in disarray, and...
This is the story of the lifelong tie between former naval officer Calmer Ottosson and his step son, Warren Spooner--a troubled adolescent-turned-violent-adult, whom Calmer will never understand.
Shazam!: The Golden Age of the World’s Mightiest Mortal
In Shazam: The Golden Age of the World's Mightiest Mortal, Chip Kidd and Geoff Spear team up to deliver an amazing book that presents all of the Captain Marvel toys, ephemera, and artwork produced during comics' Golden Age. This...
The Men Who Stare at Goats
The Sunday Times number-one bestseller that inspired the major motion picture.
Tactical Exercise & Other Late Stories
Includes stories: The Sympathetic Passenger and Charles Ryder's Schooldays .
Captures the claustrophobic atmosphere of a small town. This title tells the story of Billy Fisher, a Yorkshire teenager unable to stop lying - especially to his three girlfriends.
Nobel Prize winner Jose Saramago's last novel: a radical re-telling of the biblical story of Cain and Abel
Punctuation marks come alive in this clever picture book featuring fourteen playful poems. Periods stop sentences in a baker's shop, commas help a train slow down, quotation marks tell people what to do, and colons stubbornly...
Fantastico!: Modern Italian Food
This is a cookbook filled with modern Italian food, infused with Gino's style and sense of humor, encompassing the myriad influences that have pervaded the country's cuisine.
Pride: The Seven Deadly Sins
Of the seven deadly sins, pride is the only one with a virtuous side. The author probes the philosophical and theological roots of pride in examining its transformation in Western culture. He discusses how black pride keeps blacks...
Eureka!: The Surprising Stories Behind the Ideas That Shaped the World
The fascinating inspirations behind common inventions and creations--from Barbie to Sweet and Low to Mt. Rushmore. Eureka! explores the fascinating stories behind these famous creations and many others.
The Face of Poetry
An anthology of fifty poets captured in Margaretta Mitchell's gorgeous black and white portraits, brief biographies, and selections of two to three poems per poet. Together, these elements provide a composite portrait of...
A Man of Parts
Sequestered in his blitz-battered house, the ailing H.G. Wells looks back on a life crowded with incident, books and women. Has it been a success or a failure? Arguing with himself about his conduct, he relives his relationships...
The Gingerbread Boy
With lively illustrations full of spunk and humor, this classic retelling takes readers on an adventure-packed ride with one of literature's most beloved characters. This gift edition features gold foil accents. Full color.
Flannery: A Life of Flannery O'Connor
The landscape of American literature was fundamentally changed
when Flannery O'Connor stepped onto the scene with her first
published book, Wise Blood, in 1952. Her fierce, sometimes comic
novels and stories reflected the...
In her first novel in nine years, New York Times -bestselling author Kingsolver tells the story of Harrison William Shepherd, an unforgettable protagonist whose search for identity takes readers to the heart of the 20th century's...
A Dead Hand: A Crime in Calcutta
Jerry Delfont leads an aimless life in Calcutta, struggling in vain against his writer's block, or dead hand. Then he receives a mysterious letter asking for his help, in this atmospheric and masterful novel.
The Cambridge Companion to Don DeLillo
An overview of the works and career of the postmodern American author of White Noise and Underworld.
Renaissance Florence on 5 Florins a Day
Meet the Medicis, visit Leonardo's studio, or dine at a palazzo--your guide to Tuscany's splendid era.
Denis Stone, a naive young poet, is invited to stay at Crome, a country house renowned for its gatherings of 'bright young things'. His hosts, Henry Wimbush and his exotic wife Priscilla, are joined by a party of colourful guests...
The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: or the Murder at Road Hill House
The fascinating story of a famous Victorian murder case - and the notorious detective who solved it
Decline and Fall
Sent down from Oxford for indecent behaviour, Paul Pennyfeather embarks on a series of bizarre adventures that start in a minor public school and end in one of HM prisons.
Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human
A startling new theory that the invention of cooking led to the creation of the human species
Art + Soul
Companion book to ABC TV series by the same name. Over the last 30 years, a flowering of Aboriginal art has occurred in Australia, captivating people around the world with astonishingly powerful artworks, and creating a new art...
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Ape: A Caprice
The ape of the title is (at least in part) Thoth, the Egyptian
god of magic, the inventor of writing and the record-keeper of the
dead. Magic, writing, death, Egypt and apes all come into play in
Butor's experimental 1967...
Sociolinguistic Variation: Theories, Methods, and Applications
An overview of the key areas within the study of language variation and language change.
The Cambridge Introduction to Early American Literature
A literary history of American writing between 1492 and 1820.
Armageddon: Two Men on an Anzac Trail
Almost a century after the Australian Light Horse fought a series of epic and bloody battles against the Turkish Army across the deserts of the Middle East, Paul Daley and Mike Bowers retrace the steps of the men and boys who...
The Art of the Middle Ages
A comprehensive and authoritative study of medieval visual arts in Europe, forming the ideal guide for students to all facets of art and architecture in the Middle Ages. Topics covered include tapestries, armour, stained glass,...
Pink Box: Inside Japan’s Sex Clubs
Offers a view into Japan's most elaborate sex clubs. With the sheer number of choices, these clubs offer their clientele every fantasy imaginable. Subway groping, video and comic book character encounters and visits to the nurse...
A Piece of Cake
When Mrs Large decides she is too fat, she puts the whole family on a diet. Biscuits and crisps are out; healthy meals and healthy jogs are in. But for hungry elephants, dieting is definitely not a piece of cake! Part of the The...
Arabesques: A Tale of Double Lives
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...
London's most successful journalist, Harold Cleaver abandons home, partner, mistresses, and television, in the quest to climb above the noise line, and to get beyond the interminable clamour of the public voice. Weeks later,...
Begins with a vivid account of the coronation of Emperor Ras Tafari - Haile Selassie I, King of Kings. This title continues with subsequent travels in throughout Africa, where natives rub shoulders with eccentric expatriates; and,...
Bech: a Book
The Cambridge Companion to Primo Levi
A stimulating overview of the works, life and times of this important twentieth-century writer.
This is Jane, Jim
Jim's got a new sister and he doesn't think she's at all lovely. No one has time to cook Jim's favourite eggy or read, and Jim is very cross indeed. But, that's until one night when he's the only one who hears little Jane crying.
Only a Promise of Happiness: The Place of Beauty in a World of Art
Intellectuals consigned the passions of beauty to the margins, replacing them with the anemic and rarefied alternative, 'aesthetic pleasure'. This book seeks to restore the place of beauty in art, to reestablish the connections...
Hidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith skilfully rewrites the past to suit the needs of the Party.
UK edition. The day-to-day adventures of an amusing, endearing young school boy.
Returning to England at the request of Anthony Mallory, an old
friend dying of cancer, playwright Daniel Martin is reunited with
his ex-wife and her sister and, in company with them, attempts to
rectify his past and shape his...
The Fifth Floor
Harvey's sizzling, intricately woven follow-up to The Chicago Way opens with murder in contemporary Chicago and winds its way back to Mrs. O'Leary's cow and the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.
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.
Chronicles a South American journey. This title describes the isolated cattle country of Guiana, sparsely populated by a bizarre collection of visionaries, rogues and ranchers, and records nightmarish experiences traveling on...
Be Near Me
Trapped in class hatreds, threatened by personal flaws, Father David begins to discover what happened to the ideals of his generation. Meanwhile a religious war is unfolding on his doorstep... This is a story of art and politics,...
The Box: Tales from the Darkroom
In an audacious literary experiment, Grass writes in the voices of his eight children as they record memories of their childhood, of growing up, of their father, who was always at work on a new book, always at the margins of their...
Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It
A love-struck ranch hand, an aging Argentine lover, a trusted confidante who isn't a friend and two hitchhikers named Bonnie and Clyde. Caught between opposing forces Meloy's unforgettable characters have each reached a fork in...
The Three-Pound Enigma: The Human Brain and the Quest to Unlock Its Mysteries
At only three pounds--80 percent of which is water--how is the human brain capable of outstripping the computational and storage capacities of the most complex computer?
1938: Hitler’s Gamble
The acclaimed author of After the Reich narrates the events of 1938, the year that the Third Reich came of age, and Hitler graduated from ruthless dictator to international menace.
The Western Theory of Tradition: Terms and Paradigms of the Cultural Sublime
A study of cultural tradition. Sanford Budick reveals an operative concept of Western cultures: according to this concept, the art of freely receiving and handing on cultural tradition and the act of achieving moral and aesthetic...
Earthly Bodies: Irving Penn’s Nudes, 1949-1950
A departure from Irving Penn's fashion and editorial work for the pages of Vogue , this virtually unknown collection depicts the unfettered form of the female nude.
Nathanael West - novelist, screenwriter, playwright - was one of the most gifted writers of his generation. Eileen Mckenney - accidental muse, literary heroine - was the inspiration for her sister Ruth's My Sister Eileen . This...
A wide, fascinating range of unusual possibilities is presented on 352 richly-illustrated pages: from stylish energy savers for everyday life and multifunctional systems of furniture to the natural cosmetics of the future. The...
Hitler’s Holy Relics: A True Story of Nazi Plunder and the Race to Recover the Crown Jewels of the Holy Roman Empire
An art historian turned Army sleuth tracks down the Crown Jewels of the Holy Roman Empire, hidden by Nazis at end of World War II
Lost In A Good Book
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...
Whiteness in Zimbabwe: Race, Landscape, and the Problem of Belonging
Here is a look at how our relationship to the land is shaped by
historical migration, conquest, and long-term residence. European
settler societies have a long history of establishing a sense of
belonging and entitlement...
Bringing together forty-eight stories from After Rain, The Hill Bachelors, A Bit on the Side, and Cheating at Canasta, this second volume of Trevor's collected fiction offers...
Porfiry Petrovich, the clever and levelheaded police
investigator who apprehended Raskolnikov in Dostoevsky's 1866 novel
Crime and Punishment, has another case that demands his attention.
A man with a bloody axe in his belt is...
Becoming Judy Chicago
Born to Jewish radical parents in Chicago in 1939, Judy Cohen
grew up to be Judy Chicago one of the most daring and controversial
artists of her generation. Her works, once disparaged and
misunderstood by the critics, have...
Emerald Germs Of Ireland
"...Mr. McCabe presents Pat's exploits not as a series of grim
outrages but as...merry escapism....But too much jest does a
disservice to the real darkness that haunts this material, and that
erupts only suddenly and bitterly...
Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters, and Seymour: An Introduction
The author writes: The two long pieces in this book originally
came out in The New Yorker ? RAISE HIGH THE ROOF BEAM, CARPENTERS
in 1955, SEYMOUR ? An Introduction in 1959. Whatever their
differences in mood or effect, they are...
From one of the country's greatest living writers comes a brief, unnerving, and hard-hitting new novel about a secret war advisor and a young filmmaker. (Men's Adventure)
A literary thriller set in Jerusalem. Political intrigue and religious fanaticism.
Lowell Limpet: A Play and Three Stories
In this play and two short stories, the author of A Dangerous Friend explores his signature concerns - the moral dilemmas of journalism, law, and public life, and the limits of love. Lowell Limpett concerns a journalist at the...
Perfect Rigor: A Genius and the Mathematical Breakthrough of the Century
In 2006, eccentric Russian mathematician Grigori Perelman solved one of the world's greatest intellectual puzzles. For this feat, Perelman will be awarded a prize of one million dollars, and he will likely decline it. Gessen...
The Pantomime Life of Joseph Grimaldi: Laughter, Madness and the Story of Britain’s Greatest Comedian
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...
King Of The Woods
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The Tragedy of Finitude: Dilthey’s Hermeneutics of Life
This volume offers a re-evaluation and fresh analysis of Dilthey's hermeneutics of life against the background of the development of philosophy during the past two centuries.
Salutations Wit And Wisdom Charlottes Web
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My Mother Is So Smart!
Through the heartfelt words of a little boy awed by all the things his mom can do, this glowing celebration of mothers has a universal appeal that will make young readers everywhere want to share it with their own moms. Full...
Living in Normandy
A stone's throw from Paris and renowned for its temperate climate, Normandy is a French region with something for everyone. Rich in culture, history, nature, and hearty cuisine, it attracts an increasing number of visitors and...
The Kindly Ones
In this powerful fictional memoir, a former Nazi official tells the story of his life and the times through which he lived. Through his eyes, we experience the horrors of the Second World War and the Holocaust in vivid detail from...
The Khmers: History and Treasures of an Ancient Civilization
By the eleventh century the Khmer empire claimed dominion over large parts of Thailand, Vietnam and Laos. This book describes its organization, the life of kings, priests and farmers, and the work of the craftsmen who created in...
Impressions of Rajasthan
This title takes photography lovers across one of the most inspirational regions on the Indian subcontinent, offering a unique look at the painted imagination of India with murals of pure pattern mandalic abstractions and...
High Financier: The Lives and Time of Siegmund Warburg
In this pathbreaking new biography, based on more than 10,000 hitherto unavailable letters and diary entries, bestselling author Ferguson returns to his roots as a financial historian to tell the story of legendary financier...
Hammer and Tickle: The Story of Communism, a Political System Almost Laughed Out of Existence
Q: Why, despite all the shortages, was the toilet paper in East Germany always two-ply? A: Because they had to send a copy of everything they did to Moscow.
A Dream of Undying Fame: How Freud Betrayed His Mentor and Invented Psychoanalysis
Presents the story of Studies on Hysteria , the groundbreaking book that brought Sigmund Freud fame as he betrayed his collaborator, changed our understanding of mental illness, and ultimately created the psychoanalytic...
Franz Kafka's The Castle is one of the greatest modern novels, famous for its dreamlike quality and its richness of interpretative possibility.
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...
Field Grey: A Bernie Gunther Mystery
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...
Elemental Art Of The Indonesian Archipelago
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...
My Life In Heavy Metal
A first collection of twelve powerful stories takes a clear-eyed
view of relationships between young men and women who have come of
age in era without innocence, My Life in Heavy Metal received
tremendous acclaim in hardcover....
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...
Bad Faith tells the story of one of history’s most despicable
villains and con men—Louis Darquier de Pellepoix, Nazi collaborator
and “Commissioner for Jewish Affairs,” who managed the Vichy
government’s dirty work,...
Cities of the Plain
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...
Postman Always Rings Twice
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