• 1001 Australian Nights
    1001 Australian Nights
    ISBN: 9780980790436
    Title: 1001 Australian Nights
    Author: GRANEY DAVE


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • 101 Problems for the Armchair Scientist: Such as How do Headphone Wires Get So Tangled?
    101 Problems for the Armchair Scientist: Such as How do Headphone Wires Get So Tangled?
    ISBN: 9780857625076
    Title: 101 Problems for the Armchair Scientist: Such as How do Headphone Wires Get So Tangled?
    Author: LEVY JOEL

    Is running always faster than walking? If you froze your hand in liquid nitrogen and hit it with a hammer, would it shatter? Could you survive in a falling elevator by jumping as it hit the ground? Why can't a fly get out of the toilet?
    This fascinating foray into the world of science tackles some perplexing problems that even the brainiest of scientists can't figure out. It presents you with 101 imaginative scenarios - from everyday life to the human body, and from the natural world to outer space - and provides the scientific reasons or theories behind why they are possible. Including: why an ant can survive in a microwave; why some people sneeze when they see bright light; and why it takes longer for a ball to come down than go up.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • 30 Days To Overcoming Addictive Behavior
    30 Days To Overcoming Addictive Behavior
    ISBN: 9780736964630
    Title: 30 Days To Overcoming Addictive Behavior
    Author: EVANS TONY


    What if, in the next month, you could break the hold a bad habit has on you? Join Dr. Tony Evans on a 30-day journey filled with powerful biblical insights and practical tips for embracing healing and finding liberation.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • 3-minute Stephen Hawking: Digesting His Life, Theories & Influence in 3-minute Morsels
    3-minute Stephen Hawking: Digesting His Life, Theories & Influence in 3-minute Morsels
    ISBN: 9781743361467
    Title: 3-minute Stephen Hawking: Digesting His Life, Theories & Influence in 3-minute Morsels
    Author: PARSONS PAUL & DIXON GAIL

    The 3-Minute series offers the essence of the world's most important figures with all the padding removed. It divides up their lives into 60 three-minute chunks, each presented as an easily digestible visual snack. Divided into three thematic sections on Life, Works, and Influence-each containing an hour's worth of fascinating facts-the 3-Minute series is a whole new style of biography. So, who do you get to follow Einstein, the first of our 3-Minute wonders? Who else could it be but Stephen Hawking, the world's best-known living theoretical physicist, who celebrates his 70th birthday in January 2012. Professor Hawking is one of the great geniuses of our time, but how much do you really know about him and his work. He not only explores the frontiers of space-time, but takes the trouble to come back and try to explain us non-science brains down here (A Brief History of Time, 1988). His intellect and enthusiasm undimmed by the motor neurone disease that hampers his body, his work on gravitational singularities (black holes), the nature of time, and the attempt to reconcile quantum mechanics with Einstein's general relativity is genuinely brain-bending. We are proud that we have condensed it into 3 minute chunks

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $25.00
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  • 41 a Portrait of My Father
    41 a Portrait of My Father
    ISBN: 9780753556597
    Title: 41 a Portrait of My Father
    Author: BUSH GEORGE W

    Forty-four men have served as President of the United States. Countless books have been written about them. But never before has a President told the story of his father, another President, through his own eyes and in his own words. A unique and intimate biography, this book covers the entire scope of President George Bush's life and career, including his service in the Pacific during World War II, his political rise as a Congressman, US Representative to China and the United Nations, CIA Director, Vice President, and President. The book shines new light on both the accomplished statesman and the warm, decent man known best by his family. In addition, George W. Bush discusses his father's influence on him throughout his own life, from his childhood in West Texas to his early campaign trips with his father, and from his decision to go into politics to his own two-term Presidency.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • 438 Days: an Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea
    438 Days: an Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea
    ISBN: 9781509800193
    Title: 438 Days: an Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea
    Author: FRANKLIN JONATHAN

    Declared the best survival book in a decade by "Outside Magazine," " 438 Days" is the true story of the man who survived fourteen months in a small boat drifting seven thousand miles across the Pacific Ocean.
    On November 17, 2012, two men left the coast of Mexico for a weekend fishing trip in the open Pacific. That night, a violent storm ambushed them as they were fishing eighty miles offshore. As gale force winds and ten-foot waves pummeled their small, open boat from all sides and nearly capsized them, captain Salvador Alvarenga and his crewmate cut away a two-mile-long fishing line and began a desperate dash through crashing waves as they sought the safety of port.
    Fourteen months later, on January 30, 2014, Alvarenga, now a hairy, wild-bearded and half-mad castaway, washed ashore on a nearly deserted island on the far side of the Pacific. He could barely speak and was unable to walk. He claimed to have drifted from Mexico, a journey of some seven thousand miles.
    A gripping saga, ("Daily Mail"), "438 Days" is the first-ever account of one of the most amazing survival stories in modern times. Based on dozens of hours of exclusive interviews with Alvarenga, his colleagues, search-and-rescue officials, the remote islanders who found him, and the medical team that saved his life, "438 Days" is not only an intense, immensely absorbing read ("Booklist") but an unforgettable study of the resilience, will, ingenuity and determination required for one man to survive more than a year lost and adrift at sea."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • 80 Not Out My Favourite Cricket Memories
    80 Not Out My Favourite Cricket Memories
    ISBN: 9781444769630
    Title: 80 Not Out My Favourite Cricket Memories
    Author: BIRD DICKIE

    Dickie Bird remains the most famous umpire of them all and is still highly respected throughout the world. Here, as he approaches his 80th birthday, he recalls the highlights of his life in cricket, while also providing an insight into what he has been up to since his retirement.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • A Lincoln: a Biography
    A Lincoln: a Biography
    ISBN: 9780812975703
    Title: A Lincoln: a Biography
    Author: WHITE RONALD C JR


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    Price: $42.00
    $42.00
  • Abandon Me
    Abandon Me
    ISBN: 9781632866578
    Title: Abandon Me
    Author: FEBOS MELISSA


    For readers of Maggie Nelson and Leslie Jamison, a fierce and dazzling personal narrative that explores the many ways identity and art are shaped by love and loss.


    In her critically acclaimed memoir, Whip Smart, Melissa Febos laid bare the intimate world of the professional dominatrix, turning an honest examination of her life into a lyrical study of power, desire, and fulfillment.


    In her dazzling Abandon Me, Febos captures the intense bonds of love and the need for connection -- with family, lovers, and oneself. First, her birth father, who left her with only an inheritance of addiction and Native American blood, its meaning a mystery. As Febos tentatively reconnects, she sees how both these lineages manifest in her own life, marked by compulsion and an instinct for self-erasure. Meanwhile, she remains closely tied to the sea captain who raised her, his parenting ardent but intermittent as his work took him away for months at a time. Woven throughout is the hypnotic story of an all-consuming, long-distance love affair with a woman, marked equally by worship and withdrawal. In visceral, erotic prose, Febos captures their mutual abandonment to passion and obsession -- and the terror and exhilaration of losing herself in another.


    At once a fearlessly vulnerable memoir and an incisive investigation of art, love, and identity, Abandon Me draws on childhood stories, religion, psychology, mythology, popular culture, and the intimacies of one writer's life to reveal intellectual and emotional truths that feel startlingly universal.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Abandon Me: Memoirs
    Abandon Me: Memoirs
    ISBN: 9781632866585
    Title: Abandon Me: Memoirs
    Author: FEBOS MELISSA

    Named One of the Best Books of 2017 by:Esquire, Refinery29, BookRiot, Medium, Electric Literature, The Brooklyn Rail, Largehearted Boy, The Coil and The Cut.For readers of Maggie Nelson and Leslie Jamison, a fierce and dazzling personal narrative that explores the many ways identity and art are shaped by love and loss.In her critically acclaimed memoir, Whip Smart, Melissa Febos laid bare the intimate world of the professional dominatrix, turning an honest examination of her life into a lyrical study of power, desire, and fulfillment.In her dazzling Abandon Me, Febos captures the intense bonds of love and the need for connection -- with family, lovers, and oneself. First, her birth father, who left her with only an inheritance of addiction and Native American blood, its meaning a mystery. As Febos tentatively reconnects, she sees how both these lineages manifest in her own life, marked by compulsion and an instinct for self-erasure. Meanwhile, she remains closely tied to the sea captain who raised her, his parenting ardent but intermittent as his work took him away for months at a time. Woven throughout is the hypnotic story of an all-consuming, long-distance love affair with a woman, marked equally by worship and withdrawal. In visceral, erotic prose, Febos captures their mutual abandonment to passion and obsession -- and the terror and exhilaration of losing herself in another.At once a fearlessly vulnerable memoir and an incisive investigation of art, love, and identity, Abandon Me draws on childhood stories, religion, psychology, mythology, popular culture, and the intimacies of one writer's life to reveal intellectual and emotional truths that feel startlingly universal.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
    $22.00
  • Across Many Mountains: the Extraordinary Story of Three Generations of Women in Tibet
    Across Many Mountains: the Extraordinary Story of Three Generations of Women in Tibet
    ISBN: 9780099546030
    Title: Across Many Mountains: the Extraordinary Story of Three Generations of Women in Tibet
    Author: BRAUEN YANGZOM

    Kusang never thought she would leave Tibet. Growing up in a remote mountain village, she married a monk and gave birth to two children. But then the Chinese army invaded, and their peaceful lives were destroyed forever. Thousands were tortured, prison camps were set up and Kusang's monastery was destroyed. The family were forced to flee across the Himalayas in the depths of winter, battling cold, fear, starvation and exhaustion. It took a month to reach India, where they were then passed from one refugee camp to another, all the while fighting hunger and disease. Kusang's husband and her younger child died, but somehow Kusang and her daughter Sonam survived. In Across Many Mountains Sonam's daughter, Yangzom, born in safety in Switzerland, has written the story of her inspirational mother and grandmother's fight for survival, and their lives in exile. It is an extraordinary story of determination, love and endurance.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Adam Smith: an Enlightened Life
    Adam Smith: an Enlightened Life
    ISBN: 9780140287288
    Title: Adam Smith: an Enlightened Life
    Author: PHILLIPSON NICHOLAS

    Adam Smith is celebrated all over the world as the author of The Wealth of Nations and the founder of modern economics. A few of his ideas – such as the ‘Invisible Hand’ of the market - have become icons of the modern world. Yet Smith saw himself primarily as a philosopher rather than an economist, and would never have predicted that the ideas for which he is now best known were his most important. This book, by one of the leading scholars of the Scottish Enlightenment, shows the extent to which The Wealth of Nations and Smith’s other great work, The Theory of Moral Sentiments, were part of a larger scheme to establish a grand ‘Science of Man’, one of the most ambitious projects of the European Enlightenment, which was to encompass law, history and aesthetics as well as economics and ethics.Nicholas Phillipson reconstructs Smith’s intellectual ancestry and formation, of which he gives a radically new and convincing account. He shows Smith's interactions with the rapidly changing and subtly different intellectual and commercial cultures of Glasgow and Edinburgh as they entered the great years of the Scottish Enlightenment. Above all he explains how far Smith’s ideas developed in dialogue with those of his closest friend, the other titan of the age, David Hume. This superb biography is now the one book which anyone interested in the founder of economics must read.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • Adams Women Abigail & Louisa Adams Their Sisters & Daughters
    Adams Women Abigail & Louisa Adams Their Sisters & Daughters
    ISBN: 9780674004108
    Title: Adams Women Abigail & Louisa Adams Their Sisters & Daughters
    Author: NAGEL PAUL C


    From his vast storehouse of knowledge about the Adams family. Nagelpulls out the feminine threads of that tapestry to write all about the Adams women, from Abigail to daughter Nabby, from Louisa Catherine Adams, wife of John Quincy, to Clover Adams, wife of Henry, with others making more than cameo appearances. They all lived exceptional, if not extraordinary, lives, in different ways.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $42.00
    $42.00
  • Adrift
    Adrift
    ISBN: 9780008299552
    Title: Adrift
    Author: OLDHAM ASHCRAFT TAMI

    NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING SHAILENE WOODLEY AND SAM CLAFLIN A compelling, at times devastating, ultimately inspiring account of how much can go wrong on the ocean and how, miraculously, one woman conquered her own fears. Young and in love, their lives ahead of them, Tami Oldham and her fianc#65533; Richard Sharp set sail from Tahiti under brilliant blue skies, with Tami's hometown of San Diego as their ultimate destination. But less than two weeks into their voyage, disaster struck. Despite their best efforts to steer clear of an approaching hurricane, they became trapped in the storm's path, and found themselves battling pounding rain, waves the size of skyscrapers, and 140 knot winds. Richard tethered himself to the boat and sent Tami below to safety, and then all went eerily quiet. Tami's last memory was her fianc#65533;'s scream, followed by darkness. She awoke hours later, alone, venturing on deck to discover only Richard's safety line, the clasp meant to hold him broken.Adrift is the story of Tami's miraculous forty-one-day journey to safety on a ravaged boat with no motor and no masts, sustained by Richard's memory to guide her. It's an unforgettable tale of love, loss, and survival on the high seas, and an inspiring reminder that even in our darkest moments, we are never truly alone.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Adventures of Sir Thomas Browne in the 21st Century
    Adventures of Sir Thomas Browne in the 21st Century
    ISBN: 9781847089021
    Title: Adventures of Sir Thomas Browne in the 21st Century
    Author: ALDERSEY-WILLIAMS HUGH

    An experimental account of Sir Thomas Browne, the 17th century physician, philospher and writer, from the acclaimed author of Periodic Tales and Anatomies.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Africa: My Passion
    Africa: My Passion
    ISBN: 9781908129451
    Title: Africa: My Passion
    Author: HOFMANN CORINNE

    In an exquisite personal pilgrimage, Corinne Hofmann, author of the global bestseller The White Masai, delves into the slums of Nairobi to uncover the heart-warming and heart-breaking stories of unforgettable people and places.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • After
    After
    ISBN: 9781460753057
    Title: After
    Author: GEMMELL NIKKI

    Nikki Gemmell's world changed forever in October 2015 when the body of her elderly mother was found and it became clear she had decided to end her own life. After the immediate shock and devastation came the guilt and the horror, for Nikki, her family, relatives and friends. No note was left, so the questions that Elayn's death raised were endless. Was the decision an act of independence or the very opposite? Was it a desperate act driven by hopelessness and anger, or was her euthanasia a reasoned act of empowerment?

    After is the story of Elayn Gemmell - and the often difficult, prickly relationship between mothers and daughters, and how that changes over time. As anguished as it truthful, as powerful as it is profound, After is about life, death, elderly parents, mothers and daughters, hurt and healing, and about how little, sometimes, we know the ones we love the most.

    A deeply intimate, fiercely beautiful, blazingly bold and important book.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • After Auschwitz: My Memories of Otto & Anne Frank - a Story of Survival
    After Auschwitz: My Memories of Otto & Anne Frank - a Story of Survival
    ISBN: 9781444760699
    Title: After Auschwitz: My Memories of Otto & Anne Frank - a Story of Survival
    Author: SCHLOSS EVA

    The story of Anne Frank's step-sister, and her struggle for survival in Auschwitz and beyond.

    Eva was arrested by the Nazis on her fifteenth birthday and sent to Auschwitz. Her survival depended on endless strokes of luck, her own determination and the love and protection of her mother Fritzi, who was deported with her.

    When Auschwitz was liberated, Eva and Fritzi began the long journey home. They searched desperately for Eva's father and brother, from whom they had been separated. The news came some months later. Tragically, both men had been killed.

    Before the war, in Amsterdam, Eva had become friendly with a young girl called Anne Frank. Though their fates were very different, Eva's life was set to be entwined with her friend's for ever more, after her mother Fritzi married Anne's father Otto Frank in 1953.

    This is a searingly honest account of how and ordinary person survived the Holocaust. Eva's memories and descriptions are heartbreakingly clear, her account brings the horror as close as it can possibly be.

    But this is also an exploration of what happened next, of Eva's struggle to live with herself after the war and to continue the work of her step-father Otto, ensuring that the legacy of Anne Frank is never forgotten.


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • After Tehran a Life Reclaimed
    After Tehran a Life Reclaimed
    ISBN: 9780143175711
    Title: After Tehran a Life Reclaimed
    Author: NEMAT MARINA

    In the international bestseller "Prisoner of Tehran," Marina Nemat chronicled her arrest, torture, and two-year imprisonment in Iran's notorious Evin prison at the age of sixteen. Yet her journey was far from over.

    "After Tehran" is a moving account of Nemat's struggle to overcome her past and break the silence about her detainment. Following her escape from Iran, she builds a new life in Canada with her husband and infant son. But Nemat is haunted by survivor's guilt. She feels increasingly compelled to speak out about what happened to her in prison, even if it means revealing the painful secrets she'd much rather forget. As her riveting story eventually becomes a bestselling book, Nemat's life is forever changed. She gains the strength to confront her past, re-engage with her distant father, and emerge from the emotional ravages.

    Her story is one of courage and recovery, an amazing tale of resilience written by a truly inspiring woman.




    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.00

    $39.00
  • After the Falls: Coming of Age in the Sixties
    After the Falls: Coming of Age in the Sixties
    ISBN: 9780143119852
    Title: After the Falls: Coming of Age in the Sixties
    Author: GILDINER CATHERINE

    A hilarious and moving follow-up to The New York Times bestselling Too Close to the Falls.

    Catherine Gildiner shares the next chapter in a story that has already captivated many readers. It's 1960, and twelve-year-old Cathy McClure has just been thrown out of Catholic school for filling the holy water font with vodka. Hoping to give her a fresh start, Cathy's parents leave behind small-town Niagara Falls for suburban Buffalo. There, as the quaint world of 1950s America recedes into history, Cathy dives headfirst into the tumultuous new decade. But when tragedy strikes at home, Cathy-vandal, HoJo hostess, and civil rights demonstrator-must take on her most challenging role yet.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00

    $31.00
  • Afterlife of Billy Fingers: How My Bad-boy Brother Proved to Me There's Life After Death
    Afterlife of Billy Fingers: How My Bad-boy Brother Proved to Me There's Life After Death
    ISBN: 9781571746948
    Title: Afterlife of Billy Fingers: How My Bad-boy Brother Proved to Me There's Life After Death
    Author: KAGAN ANNE

    In 2004, bad boy Billy Fingers Cohen, a homeless small-time drug dealer and addict in a state of drug induced euphoria ran into a busy intersection and was killed instantly by a speeding automobile. He left behind a grieving sister, a successful songwriter and chiropractor. For weeks she struggled with grief and tried to make sense of Billy's seemingly wasted life and tragic death. And then, the unexpected happened. Billy began to communicate with her from the other side. This book tells her story.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Aftermath on Marriage & Separation
    Aftermath on Marriage & Separation
    ISBN: 9780571277650
    Title: Aftermath on Marriage & Separation
    Author: CUSK RACHEL


    In 2003, Rachel Cusk published A Life's Work, her provocative and startlingly funny memoir of the cataclysm of motherhood, and launched debates that continue to this day. Now, in her most relevant work yet, Cusk offers an intimate exploration of divorce and its tremendous impact on the lives of women--and discovers opportunity as well as pain.


    An unflinching chronicle of the upheaval of her own recent separation, Aftermath is also a vivid study of divorce's complex place in our society. With candor as fearless as it is affecting, Rachel Cusk maps a transformative chapter of her life with wit and acuity, and in a way that will help us understand our own.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Age of Wonder How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty & Terror of Science
    Age of Wonder How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty & Terror of Science
    ISBN: 9780007441358
    Title: Age of Wonder How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty & Terror of Science
    Author: HOLMES RICHARD

    Winner of the Royal Society Prize for Science Books. Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize. Richard Holmes, prize-winning biographer of Coleridge and Shelley, explores the scientific ferment that swept across Britain at the end of 18th century in this ground-breaking new biography . 'The Age of Wonder' is Richard Holmes's first major work of biography in over a decade. It has been inspired by the scientific ferment that swept through Britain at the end of the eighteenth century, which Holmes now radically redefines as 'the revolution of Romantic Science'. The book opens with Joseph Banks stepping onto a Tahitian beach in 1796, hoping to discover Paradise. The young botanist had set sail in search of new worlds “ inspired by the Romantic revolution of science that was sweeping through Britain. Banks goes on to introduce us to William Herschel, whose groundbreaking dedication to the stars forever changed the public conception of the solar system, and Humphry Davy, whose creation of the Safety Lamp went on to save thousands of lives. These are just a few of the lives covered in this remarkable work in which Holmes charts the many voyages of discovery “ astronomical, chemical, poetical, philosophical “ that made up this age of wonder "". From telescopic sight to miner ""s lamp, and from the first balloon flight to African exploration, it tells the stories of great innovations, and the inspired individuals behind them.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty & Terror of Science
    Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty & Terror of Science
    ISBN: 9780007149537
    Title: Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty & Terror of Science
    Author: HOLMES RICHARD

    Richard Holmes, prize-winning biographer of Coleridge and Shelley, explores the scientific ferment that swept across Britain at the end of the 18th century in his ground-breaking new biography 'The Age of Wonder'.'The Age of Wonder' is Richard Holmes's first major work of biography in over a decade. It has been inspired by the scientific ferment that swept through Britain at the end of the eighteenth century, 'The Age of Wonder' and which Holmes now radically redefines as 'the revolution of Romantic Science'.The book opens with Joseph Banks, botanist on Captain Cook's first Endeavour voyage, stepping onto a Tahitian beach in 1769, hoping to discover Paradise. Many other voyages of discovery swiftly follow, while Banks, now President of the Royal Society in London, becomes our narrative guide to what truly emerges as an Age of Wonder.Banks introduces us to the two scientific figures that dominate the book: astronomer William Herschel and chemist Humphry Davy. Herschel's tireless dedication to the stars, assisted (and perhaps rivalled) by his comet-finding sister Caroline, changed forever the public conception of the solar system, the Milky Way galaxy and the meaning of the universe itself. Davy first shocked the scientific community with his near-suicidal gas experiments in Bristol, then went on to save thousands of lives with his Safety Lamp and established British chemistry as the leading professional science in Europe. But at the cost, perhaps, of his own heart.Holmes proposes a radical vision of science before Darwin, exploring the earliest ideas of deep time and deep space, the creative rivalry with the French scientific establishment, and the startling impact of discovery on great writers and poets such as Mary Shelley, Coleridge, Byron and Keats. With his trademark sense of the human drama, he shows how great ideas and experiments are born out of lonely passion, how scientific discoveries (and errors) are made, how intense relationships are forged and broken by research, and how religious faith and scientific truth collide. The result is breathtaking in its originality, its story-telling energy, and not least, in its intellectual significance.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Air Kiss & Tell: Memoirs of a Blow-up Doll
    Air Kiss & Tell: Memoirs of a Blow-up Doll
    ISBN: 9781743310885
    Title: Air Kiss & Tell: Memoirs of a Blow-up Doll
    Author: DAWSON CHARLOTTE & THORNELY JO

    The hilarious and refreshingly honest memoir that tracks the highs and lows of the star of Celebrity Apprentice and Next Top Model. Air Kiss and Tell: Memoirs of a Blow-Up Doll is a book that shows us that things that are sparkly, glamorous and smooth on the outside can often be a little dark, awkward and unexpectedly windy on the inside. Sometimes tragic, sometimes hilarious, Charlotte Dawson recalls some of the more noteworthy stories of her life so far - her career, her love life, her changeable relationship with the media and her least well-thought-out horse riding experience. Whatever you think your life is going to be like and however carefully you plan it, the white picket fences you expect can sometimes stick it to you right between the palings. From modelling in Milan to sneaking empty wine bottles into the recycling bin, Charlotte has run the gamut of life experiences - some familiar, some ridiculous, and some blown suddenly off her balcony wearing nothing but a moustache and a smile. As these stories show, you can survive almost any of life's setbacks as long as you have determination, resilience, humour and a robust digestive system.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Al Franken: Giant of the Senate
    Al Franken: Giant of the Senate
    ISBN: 9781538759981
    Title: Al Franken: Giant of the Senate
    Author: FRANKEN AL

    AL FRANKEN, GIANT OF THE SENATE is a book about an unlikely campaign that had an even more improbable ending: the closest outcome in history and an unprecedented eight-month recount saga, which is pretty funny in retrospect. It's a book about what happens when the nation's foremost progressive satirist gets a chance to serve in the United States Senate and, defying the low expectations of the pundit class, actually turns out to be good at it. It's a book about our deeply polarized, frequently depressing, occasionally inspiring political culture, written from inside the belly of the beast. In this candid personal memoir, the honorable gentleman from Minnesota takes his army of loyal fans along with him from Saturday Night Live to the campaign trail, inside the halls of Congress, and behind the scenes of some of the most dramatic and/or hilarious moments of his new career in politics.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $53.00
    $53.00
  • Al Sieber: Chief of Scouts
    Al Sieber: Chief of Scouts
    ISBN: 9780806127705
    Title: Al Sieber: Chief of Scouts
    Author: THRAPP DAN L.

    General George Crook planned and organized the principal Apache campaign in Arizona, and General Nelson Miles took credit for its successful conclusion on the 1800s, but the men who really won it were rugged frontiersmen such as Al Sieber, the renowned Chief of Scouts. Crook relied on Sieber to lead Apache scouts against renegade Apaches, who were adept at hiding and raiding from within their native terrain. In this carefully researched biography, Dan L. Thrapp gives extensive evidence for Sieber's expertise, noting that the expeditions he accompanied were highly successful whereas those from which he was absent met with few triumphs. Perhaps the greatest tribute to his abilities was paid by a San Carlos Apache who, no matter how miserable life might become, because, he said, Sieber would find him even if he left no tracks.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $74.00
    $74.00
  • Alan Turing: the Enigma
    Alan Turing: the Enigma
    ISBN: 9780099116417
    Title: Alan Turing: the Enigma
    Author: HODGES ANDREW

    Andrew Hodges's biography of Alan Turing, the brilliant Cambridge mathematician who masterminded the cracking of the German Enigma code and indeed was the the father of the modern computer, was regarded as 'the paperback buy of the season' (Sunday Times) when it was first published. It is now reissued in Vintage with a new preface.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Alan Turing: the Enigma Film Tie-in
    Alan Turing: the Enigma Film Tie-in
    ISBN: 9781784700089
    Title: Alan Turing: the Enigma Film Tie-in
    Author: HODGES ANDREW

    Andrew Hodges is Tutor in Mathematics at Wadham College, Oxford University. His classic text of 1983, since translated into several languages, created a new kind of biography, with mathematics, science, computing, war history, philosophy and gay liberation woven into a single personal narrative. He is an active contributor to the mathematics of fundamental physics, as a follower of Roger Penrose. See www.turing.org.uk for further material.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Alex Ferguson: My Autobiography
    Alex Ferguson: My Autobiography
    ISBN: 9780340919408
    Title: Alex Ferguson: My Autobiography
    Author: FERGUSON ALEX


    Sir Alex Ferguson's compelling story is always honest and revealing he reflects on his managerial career that embraced unprecedented European success for Aberdeen and 26 triumphant seasons with Manchester United.


    Sir Alex Ferguson's best-selling autobiography has now been updated to offer reflections on events at Manchester United since his retirement as well as his teachings at the Harvard Business School, a night at the Oscars and a boat tour round the Hebrides, where he passed unrecognised.


    The extra material adds fresh insights and detail on his final years as United's manager.


    Both the psychology of management and the detail of football strategy at the top level can be complex matters but no-one has explained them in a more interesting and accessible way for the general reader than Sir Alex does here.


    MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY is revealing, endlessly entertaining and above all inspirational.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Alex Ferguson: the Autobiography
    Alex Ferguson: the Autobiography
    ISBN: 9780340919392
    Title: Alex Ferguson: the Autobiography
    Author: FERGUSON ALEX

    Sir Alex announced his retirement as manager of Manchester United after 27 years in the role. He has gone out in a blaze of glory, with United winning the Premier League for the 13th time, and he is widely considered to be the greatest manager in the history of British football. Over the last quarter of a century there have been seismic changes at Manchester United. The only constant element has been the quality of the manager's league-winning squad and United's run of success, which included winning the Champions League for a second time in 2008. Sir Alex created a purposeful, but welcoming, and much envied culture at the club which has lasted the test of time. Sir Alex saw Manchester United change from a conventional football club to what is now a major business enterprise, and he never failed to move with the times. It was directly due to his vision, energy and ability that he was able to build teams both on and off the pitch. He was a man-manager of phenomenal skill, and increasingly he had to deal with global stars. His relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo, for instance, was excellent and David Beckham has described Sir Alex as a father figure. Over the past four years, Sir Alex has been reflecting on and jotting down the highlights of his extraordinary career and in his new book he will reveal his amazing story as it unfolded, from his very early days in the tough shipyard areas of Govan.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Alias Frank Canton
    Alias Frank Canton
    ISBN: 9780806129006
    Title: Alias Frank Canton
    Author: DEARMENT ROBERT K


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $42.00
    $42.00
  • Alicia
    Alicia
    ISBN: 9780857502612
    Title: Alicia
    Author: APPLEMAN-JURMAN ALICIA

    Alicia Jurman is five-years-old when her story begins. It is 1935 and she is living in the East Polish town of Buczacz. Although brought up in an atmosphere of anti-Semitism, nothing could prepare this young girl for the Russian invasion of Poland and the full horror of the Nazi Occupation.
    When Alicia was thirteen, she fled the Nazis through the forests and fields of Poland. Despite her youth, she rescued other Jews from the grip of the Gestapo. At the end of the war, Alicia, whose parents and four brothers had all perished in the Holocaust, risked her life again – this time leading other survivors from Poland to Palestine through an underground route. Her capacity for heroism in the face of brutality and evil shines through, and her story cannot easily be forgotten.
    Told simply and modestly, this is a remarkable tribute to courage and determination, and how one young woman survived the horrors of war-torn Europe.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • All Fired Up: Tales of a Country Fireman
    All Fired Up: Tales of a Country Fireman
    ISBN: 9781409138112
    Title: All Fired Up: Tales of a Country Fireman
    Author: CASTLE MALCOLM


    A unique and gloriously nostalgic account of one eventful year in the fire service for readers who loved books such as CALL THE MIDWIFE and TRUST ME, I'M A VET.


    Nothing about the county fire service was quite what Malcolm expected when he joined the watch in Shrewsbury. As the newest member of the service he was first in line when swans terrorised the high street - and when a flock of owls got stuck on the roof of his local pub. Eighteen years old and more than ready to rush into burning buildings to save fair damsels in distress, young Malcolm soon realised he was more likely to be jumping into slurry pits and rivers to rescue any number of unfortunate animals.


    But for all the embarrassing situations Malcolm found himself in there were heart-stopping dramas too - and tragic farm and house fires. As he learns on the job and begins to win the respect of the old-timers, Malcolm starts to feel that maybe, one day, he just might make it as a fireman. But first he has to catch the eye of the smiley secretary in the office opposite the station ...


    Funny, moving and gloriously nostalgic, All Fired Up paints a unique portrait of rural Britain - and shows just how surprising a fireman's life can be.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • All in One Basket Nest Eggs by Deborah Devonshire
    All in One Basket Nest Eggs by Deborah Devonshire
    ISBN: 9781848545939
    Title: All in One Basket Nest Eggs by Deborah Devonshire
    Author: DEVONSHIRE DEBORAH

    Entertaining, instructive, thought-provoking and hilarious, the unmistakeable voice of Deborah Devonshire rings out of this volume which combines her two collections of 'occasional' writings. The pieces are broad and eclectic in their subjects, ranging from treasures unearthed while the kitchen was being redecorated, musings about the reason for the reworded town sign, tourism at Chatsworth, a ringside view of both John F. Kennedy's inauguration and funeral, and the value of deportment. No matter what she's writing about she is always affectionate, shrewd and uproariously funny.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • All Teachers Great & Small: a Memoir of Lessons & Life in the Yorkshire Dales
    All Teachers Great & Small: a Memoir of Lessons & Life in the Yorkshire Dales
    ISBN: 9780755362141
    Title: All Teachers Great & Small: a Memoir of Lessons & Life in the Yorkshire Dales
    Author: SEED ANDY

    25 years ago, newly qualified teacher Andy Seed moved to a remote village in the Yorkshire Dales with his wife Barbara, anticipating breathtaking views and the gentle simplicity of the countryside. The picturesque scenery did not disappoint. But life as a primary school teacher was anything but simple.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • All We Know: Three Lives
    All We Know: Three Lives
    ISBN: 9780374176495
    Title: All We Know: Three Lives
    Author: COHEN LISA


    A revelatory biography of three glamorous, complex, modern women

    Esther Murphy was a brilliant New York intellectual who dazzled friends and strangers with an unstoppable flow of conversation. But she never finished the books she was contracted to write-a painful failure and yet a kind of achievement.The quintessential fan, Mercedes de Acosta had intimate friendships with the legendary actresses and dancers of the twentieth century. Her ephemeral legacy lies in the thousands of objects she collected to preserve the memory of those performers and to honor the feelings they inspired.An icon of haute couture and a fashion editor of British Vogue, Madge Garland held bracing views on dress that drew on her feminism, her ideas about modernity, and her love of women. Existing both vividly and invisibly at the center of cultural life, she-like Murphy and de Acosta-is now almost completely forgotten.In All We Know, Lisa Cohen describes these women's glamorous choices, complicated failures, and controversial personal lives with lyricism and empathy. At once a series of intimate portraits and a startling investigation into style, celebrity, sexuality, and the genre of biography itself, All We Know explores a hidden history of modernism and pays tribute to three compelling lives. All We Know is one of Publishers Weekly 's Top 10 Best Books of 2012

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $51.00
    $51.00
  • All We Know: Three Lives
    All We Know: Three Lives
    ISBN: 9780374534486
    Title: All We Know: Three Lives
    Author: COHEN LISA


    A revelatory biography of three glamorous, complex, modern women

    Esther Murphy was a brilliant New York intellectual who dazzled friends and strangers with an unstoppable flow of conversation. But she never finished the books she was contracted to write-a painful failure and yet a kind of achievement.The quintessential fan, Mercedes de Acosta had intimate friendships with the legendary actresses and dancers of the twentieth century. Her ephemeral legacy lies in the thousands of objects she collected to preserve the memory of those performers and to honor the feelings they inspired.An icon of haute couture and a fashion editor of British Vogue, Madge Garland held bracing views on dress that drew on her feminism, her ideas about modernity, and her love of women. Existing both vividly and invisibly at the center of cultural life, she-like Murphy and de Acosta-is now almost completely forgotten.In All We Know, Lisa Cohen describes these women's glamorous choices, complicated failures, and controversial personal lives with lyricism and empathy. At once a series of intimate portraits and a startling investigation into style, celebrity, sexuality, and the genre of biography itself, All We Know explores a hidden history of modernism and pays tribute to three compelling lives. All We Know is one of Publishers Weekly 's Top 10 Best Books of 2012

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • Alone on the Ice: the Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration
    Alone on the Ice: the Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration
    ISBN: 9780393240160
    Title: Alone on the Ice: the Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration
    Author: ROBERTS DAVID

    On January 17, 1913, alone and near starvation, Douglas Mawson, leader of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, was hauling a sledge to get back to base camp—the dogs were gone. Mawson plunged through a snow bridge, dangling over an abyss by the sledge harness. A line of poetry gave him the will to haul himself back to the surface. Mawson was sometimes reduced to crawling, and one night he discovered that the soles of his feet had detached from the flesh beneath. On February 8, when he staggered back to base, his features unrecognizable, the first teammate to reach him blurted out, "Which one are you?"

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $47.00
    $47.00
  • Alone on the Ice: the Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration
    Alone on the Ice: the Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration
    ISBN: 9780393347784
    Title: Alone on the Ice: the Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration
    Author: ROBERTS DAVID

    "An important missing story from the heroic age of Antarctic exploration."--Laurence Gonzales, author of Deep Survival On January 17, 1913, alone and near starvation, Douglas Mawson, leader of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, was hauling a sledge to get back to base camp. The dogs were gone. Now Mawson himself plunged through a snow bridge, dangling over an abyss by the sledge harness. A line of poetry gave him the will to haul himself back to the surface. Mawson was sometimes reduced to crawling, and one night he discovered that the soles of his feet had completely detached from the flesh beneath. On February 8, when he staggered back to base, his features unrecognizably skeletal, the first teammate to reach him blurted out, "Which one are you?" This thrilling and almost unbelievable account establishes Mawson in his rightful place as one of the greatest polar explorers and expedition leaders. It is illustrated by a trove of Frank Hurley's famous Antarctic photographs, many never before published in the United States.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00

    $32.00
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