• Can You Make This Thing Go Faster
    Can You Make This Thing Go Faster
    Crikey, Clarkson's gone all rural . . .Once baptised in crude oil in Azerbaijan, these days Jeremy Clarkson can be found pootling around Diddly Squat Farm on his tractor, seeing to his crops, and trading in the red meat and road-rage for a much more mellow time of things.Or at least, he would be. But with everyone around him so hell-bent on stupidity, it's tough being the only man who can see sense.And Jeremy's new life has brought plenty of new frustrations to make the blood boil, including- The potato-like qualities of mouth-breathing farmers Why fishing is for people who hate their kids How, thanks to Isis, Slough is beginning to look tempting Why veg-heads insist saving the planet means soggy paper straws and no more children And wishing severe and painful punishment on the rambler who stole his marrowPerplexed, exasperated, and pretty cheesed off this time, you can count on Clarkson to set our world to rights with thigh-slapping wit once again. Just don't expect him to be happy about having to do it . . .

    ISBN: 9780241464489
    Publication date: 29/10/2020
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Clarkson, Jeremy
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Capitalist in North Korea  My Seven Years in the Hermit Kingdom
    Capitalist in North Korea My Seven Years in the Hermit Kingdom
    In 2002, the Swiss power company ABB appointed Felix Abt its country director for North Korea. The Swiss entrepreneur lived and worked in North Korea for seven years-one of the few foreign businessmen there. After the experience, Abt felt compelled to write A Capitalist in North Korea to describe the multifaceted society he encountered.

    North Korea at the time was heavily sanctioned by the UN, which made it extremely difficult to do business. Yet, he discovered that it was also a place where plastic surgery and South Korean TV dramas were wildly popular and where he rarely needed to walk more than a block to grab a quick hamburger. He was closely monitored, and once faced accusations of spying, yet he learned that young North Koreans are hopeful-signing up for business courses in anticipation of a brighter, more open, future. In A Capitalist in North Korea, Abt shares these and many other unusual facts and insights about one of the world's most secretive nations.

    ISBN: 9780804844390
    Publication date: 12/08/2014
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Abt, Felix
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $32.99
  • Carry On Warrior
    Carry On Warrior
    On Mother's Day, 2002, Glennon Melton was unmarried, addicted to drugs, booze, food and bad love. Never comfortable with reality, her criminal record had grown steadily more muddied in her desperate quest for escapism. But by a strange twist of fate, it was on this day that she discovered she was pregnant. After twenty years of wilful self-destruction, how could Glennon rise to the challenge of looking after the helpless, innocent child growing within her, when she couldn't even look after herself?Carry On, Warrior is the remarkable and inspiring story of a mother who, for the love of her child, was determined to change her life forever. This is a true woman's book, which touches on the universal themes of friendship, marriage and family in a way that is unique and enlightening.

    ISBN: 9780718177362
    Publication date: 20/06/2013
    Price: $24.00
    Author: Doyle, Glennon
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
  • Cartiers the Untold Story of a Jewelry Dynasty
    Cartiers the Untold Story of a Jewelry Dynasty
    The Cartiers is the revealing tale of a jewelry dynasty-four generations, from revolutionary France to the 1960s. At its heart are the three Cartier brothers whose motto was "Never copy, only create" and who made their family firm internationally famous in the early days of the twentieth century, thanks to their unique and complementary talents- Louis, the visionary designer who created the first men's wristwatch to help an aviator friend tell the time without taking his hands off the controls of his flying machine; Pierre, the master dealmaker who bought the New York headquarters on Fifth Avenue for a double-stranded natural pearl necklace; and Jacques, the globe-trotting gemstone expert whose travels to India gave Cartier access to the world's best rubies, emeralds, and sapphires, inspiring the celebrated Tutti Frutti jewelry.

    Francesca Cartier Brickell, whose great-grandfather was the youngest of the brothers, has traveled the world researching her family's history, tracking down those connected with her ancestors and discovering long-lost pieces of the puzzle along the way. Now she reveals never-before-told dramas, romances, intrigues, betrayals, and more.

    The Cartiers also offers a behind-the-scenes look at the firm's most iconic jewelry-the notoriously cursed Hope Diamond, the Romanov emeralds, the classic panther pieces-and the long line of stars from the worlds of fashion, film, and royalty who wore them, from Indian maharajas and Russian grand duchesses to Wallis Simpson, Coco Chanel, and Elizabeth Taylor.

    Published in the two-hundredth anniversary year of the birth of the dynasty's founder, Louis-Fran ois Cartier, this book is a magnificent, definitive, epic social history shown through the deeply personal lens of one legendary family.

    Advance praise for The Cartiers

    "Four generations of genius, glamour, and ambition are laid bare in Brickell's behind-the-scenes account of the Cartier family. Part social history, part affectionate memoir, The Cartiers is a pleasurable stroll through the glittering byways of a more elegant age."-Amanda Foreman, New York Times bestselling author of A World on Fire

    ISBN: 9780525621614
    Publication date: 29/10/2019
    Price: $70.00
    Author: Brickell, Francesca Cartier
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
  • Case of the Vanishing Blonde and Other True Crime Stories
    Case of the Vanishing Blonde and Other True Crime Stories
    Six captivating true-crime stories, spanning Mark Bowden's long and illustrious career, cover a variety of crimes complicated by extraordinary circumstances. In The Case of the Vanishing Blonde, the veteran reporter revisits some of his most riveting stories and examines the effects of modern technology on the journalistic process.

    From a story of a campus rape in 1983, to three cold cases solved by the inimitable private detective Ken Brennan, an LAPD investigation that unearths a murderer within its own ranks and the darkest corners of internet chatrooms, this collection contains all the best the genre has to offer. Gripping true crime from 'an old pro' (Wall Street Journal).

    ISBN: 9781611854589
    Publication date: 09/07/2020
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Bowden, Mark
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $32.99
  • Catherine the Great
    Catherine the Great
    The extraordinary story of an obscure German princess who became one of the most powerful women in history. Born into a minor noble family, Catherine transformed herself into empress of Russia by sheer determination. For thirty-four years, the government, foreign policy, cultural development and welfare of the Russian people were in her hands. She dealt with domestic rebellion, foreign wars and the tidal wave of political change and violence churned up by the French Revolution. Robert K. Massie brings an eternally fascinating woman together with her family, friends, ministers, generals, lovers and enemies - vividly and triumphantly to life.

    ISBN: 9781789544534
    Publication date: 08/08/2019
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Massie, Robert K.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Charles Darwin
    Charles Darwin
    You have heard about the man who changed the world. Now you can see how he did it. Charles Darwin revolutionised our understanding of life on earth and our place within it. His theory of evolution by natural selection, though shocking and controversial at the time, has remained the bedrock of the life sciences for 150 years.

    Charles Darwin reveals the famous scientist's life in compelling detail. From his expedition aboard the Beagle and his legendary research in the Galapagos Islands, to his marriage and illness and the publication of his groundbreaking works, this book sheds fascinating light on the most remarkable aspects of Darwin's life - the extraordinary adventure of discovery that led Darwin to some of his greatest breakthroughs; the controversy with Aflred Russel Wallace on who first originated the idea of evolution by natural selection; and the Darwin family's prosperous but often tragic home life, and how Charles became one of the first Victorians to reject religion and God.

    ISBN: 9780233006185
    Publication date: 01/01/2020
    Edition: 1
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Van Wyhe, John
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
  • Charles Darwin Victorian Mythmaker
    Charles Darwin Victorian Mythmaker
    Charles Darwin: the man who discovered evolution? The man who killed off God? Or a flawed man of his age, part genius, part ruthless careerist who would not acknowledge his debts to other thinkers?In this bold new life - the first single volume biography in twenty-five years - A. N. Wilson, the acclaimed author of The Victorians and God's Funeral, goes in search of the celebrated but contradictory figure Charles Darwin.Darwin was described by his friend and champion, Thomas Huxley, as a 'symbol'. But what did he symbolize? In Wilson's portrait, both sympathetic and critical, Darwin was two men. On the one hand, he was a naturalist of genius, a patient and precise collector and curator who greatly expanded the possibilities of taxonomy and geology. On the other hand, Darwin, a seemingly diffident man who appeared gentle and even lazy, hid a burning ambition to be a universal genius. He longed to have a theory which explained everything.But was Darwin's 1859 master work, On the Origin of Species, really what it seemed, a work about natural history? Or was it in fact a consolation myth for the Victorian middle classes, reassuring them that the selfishness and indifference to the poor were part of Nature's grand plan? Charles Darwin: Victorian Mythmaker is a radical reappraisal of one of the great Victorians, a book which isn't afraid to challenge the Darwinian orthodoxy while bringing us closer to the man, his revolutionary idea and the wider Victorian age.

    ISBN: 9781473620971
    Publication date: 07/09/2017
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Wilson, A. N.
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Charles Our Future King
    Charles Our Future King
    Exploring beyond the banal newspaper headlines that have caricatured our future king over the years, Robert Jobson's biography provides a fresh insight into the extraordinary life of HRH Charles, Prince of Wales as he passes his seventieth birthday at a watershed in the history of the modern British monarchy.

    Based on extensive fresh material and resources, the book debunks the myths about the man who will be king, telling his full, true story. The author has met Prince Charles on countless occasions, and draws on the knowledge and memories of a number of sources close to the prince who have never spoken before, as well as members of the Royal Household past and present who have served him during his decades of public service. The book also reveals the truth about the Prince's deeply loving but not always conventional relationship with his second wife and chief supporter, Camilla. The result is an intriguing new portrait of a man on the cusp of kingship.

    Charles: Our Future King explores the Prince's complex character, his profoundly held beliefs and deep thinking about religion - including Islam - politics, the armed services, the monarchy and the constitution, providing an illuminating portrait of what kind of king Charles III will be.

    ISBN: 9781789461626
    Publication date: 31/10/2019
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Jobson, Robert
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Chaucer A European Life
    Chaucer A European Life
    An acclaimed biography that recreates the cosmopolitan world in which a wine merchant's son became one of the most celebrated of all English writers

    Geoffrey Chaucer is often called the father of English literature, but this acclaimed biography reveals him as a great European writer and thinker. Uncovering important new information about Chaucer's travels, private life, and the circulation of his writings, Marion Turner reconstructs in unprecedented detail the cosmopolitan world of Chaucer's adventurous life, focusing on the places and spaces that fired his imagination. From the wharves of London to the frescoed chapels of Florence, the book recounts Chaucer's experiences as a prisoner of war in France, as a father visiting his daughter's nunnery, as a member of a chaotic Parliament, and as a diplomat in Milan. At the same time, the book offers a comprehensive exploration of Chaucer's writings. The result is a landmark biography and a fresh account of the extraordinary story of how a wine merchant's son became the poet of The Canterbury Tales.

    ISBN: 9780691210155
    Publication date: 22/09/2020
    Price: $54.99
    Author: Turner, Marion
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $54.99
  • Cherry Ingram
    Cherry Ingram
    'Sympathetic and engrossing... a portrait of great charm and sophistication' Guardian

    The irresistible story of Japanese cherry blossoms, threatened by political ideology and saved by an unknown Englishman

    Collingwood Ingram, known as 'Cherry' for his defining obsession, was born in 1880 and lived until he was a hundred, witnessing a fraught century of conflict and change.

    After visiting Japan in 1902 and 1907 and discovering two magnificent cherry trees in the garden of his family home in Kent in 1919, Ingram fell in love with cherry blossoms, or sakura, and dedicated much of his life to their cultivation and preservation.

    On a 1926 trip to Japan to search for new specimens, Ingram was shocked to see the loss of local cherry diversity, driven by modernisation, neglect and a dangerous and creeping ideology. A cloned cherry, the Somei-yoshino, was taking over the landscape and becoming the symbol of Japan's expansionist ambitions.

    The most striking absence from the Japanese cherry scene, for Ingram, was that of Taihaku, a brilliant 'great white' cherry tree. A proud example of this tree grew in his English garden and he swore to return it to its native home. Multiple attempts to send Taihaku scions back to Japan ended in failure, but Ingram persisted.

    Over decades, Ingram became one of the world's leading cherry experts and shared the joy of sakura both nationally and internationally. Every spring we enjoy his legacy. 'Cherry' Ingram is a portrait of this little-known Englishman, a story of Britain and Japan in the twentieth century and an exploration of the delicate blossoms whose beauty is admired around the world.

    ISBN: 9781784706920
    Publication date: 17/03/2020
    Price: $24.00
    Author: Abe, Naoko
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
  • Choice
    Choice
    In 1944, sixteen-year-old Edith Eger was sent to Auschwitz. There she endured unimaginable experiences, including being made to dance for the infamous Josef Mengele. Over the coming months, her bravery helped her sister to survive and led to her bunkmates rescuing her during a death march. When their camp was finally liberated, Edith was pulled from a pile of bodies, barely alive.

    In The Choice, Edith Eger shares her life, remarkable because her years in the concentration camp encouraged her to find a hope and resilience that most of us would never think was possible. It wasn't easy but, as she tried to find a future for herself after the Second World War, partly by helping many others through their own versions of trauma, she discovered an honesty, strength and empowerment within herself that makes for a memorable and inspiring read.

    Compelling, truly remarkable, and ultimately triumphant, The Choice is the unforgettable memoir of a woman who has seen the worst and lived the best.

    ISBN: 9781846045127
    Publication date: 16/08/2018
    Price: $28.00
    Author: Eger, Edith
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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