• All Things Bright and Beautiful: The Classic Memoirs of a Yorkshire Country Vet
    All Things Bright and Beautiful: The Classic Memoirs of a Yorkshire Country Vet
    The second collection of memoirs from the author who inspired the BBC series All Creatures Great and Small. This omnibus edition comprises the majority of chapters from Let Sleeping Vets Lie and Vets in Harness.

    Now settled into the sleepy Yorkshire village of Darrowby, and married to Helen the farmer's daughter, James Herriot thinks he's finally got himself sorted. But life as a vet in the 1930s was never going to be easy. Quite aside from his unpredictable colleagues, brothers Siegfried and Tristan Farnon, he must contend with new-fangled medical techniques, delivering calves after far too much home-made wine, and a grudge-holding dog called Magnus who never forgets. And then, with Britain on the verge of war, James faces a decision that could separate him from Darrowby - and Helen - for ever . . .

    Since they were first published, James Herriot's memoirs have sold millions of copies and entranced generations of animal lovers. Charming, funny and touching, All Things Bright and Beautiful is a heart-warming story of determination, love and companionship from one of Britain's best-loved authors.

    ISBN: 9781529043280
    Publication date: 17/09/2020
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Herriot, James
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
  • Alone Time
    Alone Time
    Travelling with friends and family is usually thought of as a privilege. In theory, anyway. In practice, it's more often about debating which sights to see, panicking over diminishing phone batteries and bickering over what to eat. Not much joy in that. But alone you can do as you please. You can wander markets, relish silence, go to a park. Go to Paris. Why not?

    In Alone Time, New York Times travel columnist Stephanie Rosenbloom travels alone in four seasons to four remarkable cities - Paris, Istanbul, Florence and New York - exploring the sensory experience of solitude. Along the way she illuminates the psychological arguments for alone time, revealing that whether you recognize it or not, it's good to be alone now and then.

    This is a book about the pleasures and benefits of savouring the moment, examining things closely, using all your senses to take in your surroundings, whether travelling to faraway places or walking the streets of your own city. Through on-the-ground observations and anecdotes, and drawing on the thinking of artists, writers and innovators who have cherished solitude, Alone Time lays bare the magic of going solo.

    ISBN: 9780593076774
    Publication date: 14/06/2018
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Rosenbloom, Stephanie
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Alphamaniacs
    Alphamaniacs
    Are you a word person? A curiosity seeker? An explorer? Take a look at these twenty-six extraordinary individuals for whom love of language is an extreme sport. Step right up and read the genuine stories of writers so intoxicated by the shapes and sound of language that they collected, dissected, and constructed verbal wonders of the most extraordinary kind. Jean-Dominique Bauby wrote his memoirs by blinking his left eyelid, unable to move the rest of his body. Frederic Cassidy was obsessed with the language of place, and after posing hundreds of questions to folks all over the United States, amassed (among other things) 176 words for dust bunnies. Georges Perec wrote a novel without using the letter e (so well that at least one reviewer didn't notice its absence), then followed with a novella in which e was the only vowel. A love letter to all those who love words, language, writing, writers, and stories, Alphamaniacs is a stunningly illustrated collection of mini-biographies about the most daring and peculiar of writers and their audacious, courageous, temerarious way with words.

    ISBN: 9780763690663
    Publication date: 01/05/2020
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Fleischman, Paul
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • And How are You Dr Sacks a Biographical Memoir of Oliver Sacks
    And How are You Dr Sacks a Biographical Memoir of Oliver Sacks
    Lawrence Weschler began spending time with Oliver Sacks in the early 1980s, when he set out to profile him for The New Yorker. Almost a decade earlier, Dr. Sacks had published his masterpiece Awakenings but the book had hardly been an immediate success, and the rumpled clinician was still largely unknown. Over the ensuing four years, the two men worked closely together until Sacks asked Weschler to abandon the profile, a request to which Weschler acceded. The two remained close friends, however, across the next thirty years and then, just as Sacks was dying, he urged Weschler to take up the project once again. This book is the result of that entreaty.

    Weschler sets Sacks's brilliant table talk and extravagant personality in vivid relief. We see Sacks rowing and ranting and caring deeply; composing the essays that would form The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat; recalling his turbulent drug-fueled younger days; helping his patients and exhausting his friends; and waging intellectual war against a medical and scientific establishment that failed to address his greatest concern: the spontaneous specificity of the individual human soul. And all the while he is pouring out a stream of glorious, ribald, hilarious, and often profound conversation that establishes him as one of the great talkers of the age.

    ISBN: 9781250619600
    Publication date: 01/09/2020
    Price: $37.99
    Author: Weschler, Lawrence
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.99
  • Anne Frank
    Anne Frank
    When she turned thirteen years old, Anne received a gift that would change her life: a personal diary. In it, she expressed her desires, fears and hopes while living in confinement with her family during World War II. After the war, despite her early death, her diary became a shocking testimony about the persecution of Jewish people, and an invaluable contribution to the fight for human rights.

    ISBN: 9781515791652
    Publication date: 01/05/2018
    Price: $14.99
    Author: Frank, Anne adapted by Agrimbau, Diego
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.99
  • Archipelago an Atlas of Imagined Islands
    Archipelago an Atlas of Imagined Islands
    `Think of this atlas as the beginning of a journey and a kind of island guidebook, a rough guide to far-flung places, a Baedeker of make-believe, and a new page waiting to be filled. The cycle of Crusoes continues' Huw Lewis-Jones

    Islomania is a recognized affliction. But what is it about islands that is so alluring, and why do so many people find these self-contained worlds completely irresistible? Utopia and Atlantis were islands, and islands have captured the imaginations of writers and artists for centuries. Venetian sailors were the first to make collections of them by drawing maps of those they visited in their isolari - literally the `island books'. Then in 1719 Daniel Defoe published his tale of a castaway on a desert island, Robinson Crusoe, one of the first great novels in the history of literature and an instant bestseller. Defoe's tale combined the real and the imagined and transformed them into a compelling creative landscape, establishing a whole literary genre and unleashing the power of an island for storytelling.

    To celebrate the tercentenary of Robinson Crusoe's publication, a truly international range of leading illustrators imagine they too have been washed up on their own remote island. In a specially created map they visualize what it looks like, what it's called and what can be found on its mythical shores. In a panoply of astonishingly creative and often surprising responses, we are invited to explore a curious and fabulous archipelago of islands of invention that will beguile illustrators, cartographers and dreamers alike.

    ISBN: 9780500022566
    Publication date: 19/09/2019
    Price: $55.00
    Author: Lewis-Jones, Huw
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $55.00
  • Arianna Huffington
    Arianna Huffington
    Global Business Visionaries -- Arianna Huffington

    Arianna Huffington is one of the world's foremost business leaders. As co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post, she built it into one of the internet's biggest news outlets, leading it to become the first commercially run digital-media enterprise to win a Pulitzer Prize and eventually selling the site to AOL in 2011 for $315 million. Now considered to be one of the most influential women on the planet, in 2016 Huffington went on to establish Thrive Global, a health and wellness start-up that aims to end the stress and burnout epidemic.

    This concise but detailed biography provides an overview of Huffington's career trajectory, providing insights into why she is such a successful business person and what makes her companies tick. It also covers Huffington's innovations, and looks to what the future may bring for her and her ventures. Aspirational and positive, it is perfect for readers who want a short, accessible read about a global business visionary.

    ISBN: 9781474610711
    Publication date: 19/03/2020
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Goodman, Leah Mcgrath
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $39.99
  • Arsonist a Mind on Fire
    Arsonist a Mind on Fire
    On the scorching February day in 2009 that became known as Black Saturday, a man lit two fires in Victoria's Latrobe Valley, then sat on the roof of his house to watch the inferno. In the Valley, where the rates of crime were the highest in the state, more than thirty people were known to police as firebugs. But the detectives soon found themselves on the trail of a man they didn't know.

    The Arsonist takes readers on the hunt for this man, and inside the strange puzzle of his mind. It is also the story of fire in this country, and of a community that owed its existence to that very element. The command of fire has defined and sustained us as a species - understanding its abuse will define our future.

    A powerful real-life thriller written with Hooper's trademark lyric detail and nuance, The Arsonist is a reminder that in an age of fire, all of us are gatekeepers.

    ISBN: 9781760895242
    Publication date: 03/12/2019
    Price: $26.00
    Author: Hooper, Chloe
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • Art of Resistance
    Art of Resistance
    A gripping memoir written by a 96-year-old Jewish Holocaust survivor about his escape from Nazi-occupied Poland in the 1930's and his adventures with the French Resistance during World War II

    In 1937, as the Nazi Party tightened its grip on the city of Danzig (now Gdansk, Poland), Justus Rosenberg's parents made the wrenching decision to send their son to Paris, where he would have the hope of finishing high school and going on to university in safety. He was sixteen years old, and he would not see his family again for sixteen years more.

    Even after war broke out in 1939, life in France was peaceful for a time-but when the Nazis pushed toward Paris in the spring of 1940, Justus was forced to flee south to Toulouse. There, a chance meeting put Justus in contact with Varian Fry, the American journalist who ran a refugee network that aided several thousand Jews in escaping Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. With his German background, understanding of French cultural, and fluency in several languages, including English, Justus was ideally positioned to thrive in Fry's network, coming to master an underworld of counterfeit documents, whispered passwords, black market currency, opportunistic gangsters, and clandestine mountain passes. Justus would spend the rest of the war working for Fry and later the French Resistance, helping to provide safe passage for many intellectuals and artists on the run from the Nazis, among them Hannah Arendt, Marc Chagall, Andre Breton, and Max Ernst. Along the way, he would have a number of close scrapes of his own: on one occasion, he was rounded up to be sent to a labor camp in Poland, and had to make a daring escape to save his life; on another, he narrowly survived after his jeep hits a landmine.

    An epic saga of survival, with the soul of a spy thriller, Untitled Rosenberg Memoir is also an uplifting story of personal triumph. (Several years after the war, Justus was finally able to track down his family, who he feared had died at the Nazis' hands.) As Justus writes, "I survived the war through a rare combination of good fortune, resourcefulness, optimism, and, most important, the kindness of many good people."

    ISBN: 9780008306021
    Publication date: 20/01/2020
    Price: $36.99
    Author: Rosenberg, Justus
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $36.99
  • Ascent of Rum Doodle
    Ascent of Rum Doodle
    VINTAGE VOYAGES- A world of journeys, from the tallest mountains to the depths of the mind

    Led by the reliably under-insightful Binder, a team of seven British men including Dr Prone (constantly ill); Jungle the route finder (constantly lost), Constant the diplomat (constantly arguing) and 3,000 Yogistani porters, set out to conquer the highest peak in the Himalayas.

    An outrageously funny spoof about the ascent of a 40,000-and-a-half-foot peak, The Ascent of Rum Doodle has been a cult favourite since its publication in 1956.

    ISBN: 9781784875299
    Publication date: 06/06/2019
    Price: $24.00
    Author: Bowman, W E
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
  • Banjo
    Banjo
    A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson is rightly recognised as Australia's greatest storyteller and most celebrated poet, the boy from the bush who became the voice of a generation. He gave the nation its unofficial national anthem 'Waltzing Matilda' and treasured ballads such as 'The Man from Snowy River' and 'Clancy of the Overflow', vivid creations that helped to define Australia's national identity.

    But there is more, much more to Banjo's story, and in this landmark biography, award-winning writer Grantlee Kieza chronicles a rich and varied life, one that straddled two centuries and saw Australia transform from a far-flung colony to a fully fledged nation.

    Born in the bush, as a boy Banjo rode his pony to a one-room school along a trail frequented by outlaw Ben Hall. As a young man he befriended Breaker Morant, and covered the second Boer War as a reporter. He fudged his age to enlist during World War I, ultimately driving an ambulance before commanding a horse training unit during that conflict. Newspaper editor, columnist, foreign correspondent and ABC broadcaster, he knew countless luminaries of his time, including Rudyard Kipling, Winston Churchill, Field Marshal Haig and Henry Lawson. The tennis ace, notorious ladies' man, brilliant jockey and celebrated polo player was an eye-witness to countless key moments in Australian history, and saw Carbine and Phar Lap race.

    Extensively researched and written with Kieza's trademark verve, Banjo is a lively and captivating portrait of this truly great Australian.

    ISBN: 9780733335914
    Publication date: 01/02/2020
    Price: $36.99
    Author: Kieza, Grantlee
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $36.99
  • Banks
    Banks
    Lust, science, adventure - Joseph Banks and his voyages of discovery Explorer, naturalist and president of Britain's Royal Society, Sir Joseph Banks was a larger-than-life character best known for his promotion of science. In 1768 Banks joined Captain James Cook's expedition to the South Pacific. The 30,000 specimens he brought back generated enormous interest, as did the sometimes racy written account of the journey, which chronicled his frequent amorous exploits.

    Banks' passion for the new and unusual flora of Australia led him to recommend Botany Bay to parliament as an excellent place for a penal settlement, despite the fact the soil was poor and there was no fresh running water, but he later became the foremost expert on everything Australian.

    By award-winning bestselling writer Grantlee Kieza, Banks is a rich and rollicking biography of one of Britain's most colourful and successful scientists.

    ISBN: 9780733340505
    Publication date: 29/10/2020
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Kieza, Grantlee
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $45.00
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