• Innocence of Memories
    Innocence of Memories
    The Innocence of Memories is an important addition to the oeuvre of Nobel Prize-winning author Orhan Pamuk. Comprised of the screenplay of the acclaimed film by Grant Gee from 2015 (by the same name), a transcript of the author and filmmaker in conversation, and captivating colour stills, it is an essential volume for understanding Pamuk's work.

    Drawing on the themes from Pamuk's best-selling books, The Museum of Innocence, Istanbul and The Black Book, this book is both an accompaniment to the author's previous publications and a wonderfully revelatory exploration of Orhan Pamuk's key ideas about art, love, and memory.

    ISBN: 9780571338665
    Publication date: 17/01/2019
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Pamuk, Orhan
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.99
  • Listen to This
    Listen to This
    Includes a new chapter on John Cage.

    Alex Ross's award-winning international best-seller, `The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century', has become a contemporary classic, establishing him as one of our most popular and acclaimed cultural historians; this is his much anticipated next book on the subject of music.

    In `Listen To This' Alex Ross, the music critic for the New Yorker, looks both backwards and forwards in time, capturing essential figures and ideas in classical music history, as well as giving an alternative view of recent pop music that emphasizes the power of the individual musical voice.

    After relating his first encounter with classical music, Ross vibrantly sketches canonical composers such as Schubert, Verdi and Brahms; gives us in-depth interviews wth modern pop masters such as Bjork and Radiohead; and introduces us to music students at a Newark high school and to indie-rock hipsters in Beijing. In his essay `Chacona, Lamento, Walking Blues', Ross brilliantly retells hundreds of years of music history - from Renaissance dance to Led Zeppelin - through a few iconic bass lines of celebration and lament.

    Whether his subject is Mozart or Bob Dylan, Ross writes in a style at once erudite and lively, showing how music expresses the full complexity of the human condition. He explains how pop music can achieve the status of high art and how classical music can become a vital part of the wider contemporary culture. Witty, passionate and brimming with insight, `Listen to This' teaches us to listen more closely.

    ISBN: 9780007319077
    Publication date: 29/09/2011
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Ross, Alex
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • One Two Three Four The Beatles in Time
    One Two Three Four The Beatles in Time
    From the award-winning author of Ma'am Darling: 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret comes a fascinating, hilarious, kaleidoscopic biography of the Fab Four.

    On April 10th 2020, it will be exactly 50 years since Paul McCartney announced the break-up of the Beatles. At that point, we will be at the same distance in time from 1970 as 1970 was from 1920, the year Al Jolson's 'Swanee' was the bestselling record and Gustav Holst composed The Planets.

    The Beatles continue to occupy a position unique in popular culture. They have entered people's minds in a way that did not occur before, and has not occurred since. Their influence extended way beyond the realm of music to fashion, politics, class, religion and ethics. Countless books have doggedly catalogued the minutiae of The Beatles. If you want to know the make of George Harrison's first car you will always be able to find the answer (a second hand, two-door, blue Ford Anglia 105E Deluxe, purchased from Brian Epstein's friend Terry Doran, who worked at a dealership in Warrington). Before she met John Lennon, who was the only Beatle Yoko Ono could name, and why? Ringo. Because 'ringo' means 'apple' in Japanese. All very interesting, but there is, as yet, no book about The Beatles that combines the intriguing minutiae of their day-to-day lives with broader questions about their effect - complicated and fascinating - on the world around them, their contemporaries, and generations to come.

    Until now.

    Craig Brown's Beatlemania is a unique, kaleidoscopic examination of The Beatles phenomenon - part biography, part anthropology, part memoir, by turns humorous and serious, elegiac and speculative. It follows the unique "exploded biography" form of his internationally bestselling, Ma'am Darling: 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret.

    ISBN: 9780008340049
    Publication date: 23/03/2020
    Price: $36.99
    Author: Brown, Craig
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $36.99
  • Over the Top
    Over the Top
    Who gave Jonathan Van Ness permission to be the radiant human he is today? No one, honey.

    The truth is, it hasn't always been gorgeous for this beacon of positivity and joy.

    Before he stole our hearts as the grooming and self-care expert on Netflix's hit show Queer Eye, Jonathan was growing up in a small Midwestern town that didn't understand why he was so...over the top. From choreographed carpet figure skating routines to the unavoidable fact that he was Just. So. Gay., Jonathan was an easy target and endured years of judgement, ridicule and trauma - yet none of it crushed his uniquely effervescent spirit.

    Over the Top uncovers the pain and passion it took to end up becoming the model of self-love and acceptance that Jonathan is today. In this revelatory, raw, and rambunctious memoir, Jonathan shares never-before-told secrets and reveals sides of himself that the public has never seen. JVN fans may think they know the man behind the stiletto heels, the crop tops, and the iconic sayings, but there's much more to him than meets the Queer Eye.

    You'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll come away knowing that no matter how broken or lost you may be, you're a Kelly Clarkson song, you're strong, and you've got this.

    ISBN: 9781471179921
    Publication date: 24/09/2019
    Price: $37.99
    Author: Van Ness, Jonathan
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $37.99
  • Pop Charts 100 Iconic Song Lyrics Visualized
    Pop Charts 100 Iconic Song Lyrics Visualized
    Test your musical knowledge with this fun compilation, filled with 100 beautifully designed infographics, that pays homage to the songs we can't get out of our heads-featuring lyrics from tunes by Madonna, Fleetwood Mac, Paul Simon, Prince, TLC, Bob Dylan, Weezer, and other artists.Challenge friends and family to "name that tune" with this entertaining collection of pop lyrics. Featuring a minimalist and artful design, Pop Charts illustrates lines from songs that have become part of the zeitgeist. Classics, earworms, and cult hits are reimagined with cool, playful infographic designs-from David Bowie's Space Oddity to Marvin Gaye's Ain't No Mountain High Enough to the Beastie Boys' Sabotage and Beyonce's Run the World.With an appealing retro look, the full-page designs of Pop Charts give a clever new twist to pop music's most hummable songs. The flip side of each designed page includes the tune's name, and the book includes a full bibliography of every song included.Pop Charts is ideal for music and pop culture enthusiasts and modern design fans.

    ISBN: 9780062747877
    Publication date: 18/06/2018
    Price: $45.00
    Author: McHugh, Katrina
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $45.00
  • Pygmalion
    A barbed attack on the British class system, Pygmalion both delighted and scandalised its first audiences in 1914. Henry Higgins is the Pygmalion figure who believes he can transform Eliza Doolittle, a cockney flower girl, into a duchess at ease in polite society. The one thing he overlooks is that his 'creation' has a mind of her own.

    ISBN: 9780141195070
    Publication date: 28/06/2010
    Price: $13.99
    Author: Shaw, George Bernard
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $13.99
  • Sing New Zealand
    Sing New Zealand
    Covering 200 years of choral singing, Sing New Zealand encompasses all styles, genres and age groups. It begins with the meeting of Maori and European musical forms in what the author terms as the `birth of a new tradition' and describes the role of group singing in creating a familiar cultural environment for new settlers. As well as examining its history, the technical development of choral singing is described, including the influence of visiting choirs and conductors, through to the establishment of school choir competitions such as `Big Sing', the training of choir conductors and the establishment of the Choral Federation. The author introduces key people and events such as the world-class, 200-voice Sheffield Choir, which presented 40 concerts in New Zealand in 1911; Robert Parker, `the Father of New Zealand music'; Stanley Oliver's Wellington Schola Cantorum, rated by Australian Sir Bernard Heinze as the finest choir of its kind in the world; and the establishment in 1981 of Te Waka Huia, an elite kapa haka group, by Dr Ngapo and Pimia Wehi.

    ISBN: 9780995100152
    Publication date: 14/11/2019
    Price: $59.99
    Author: Jansen, Guy
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $59.99
  • Spice Girls
    Spice Girls
    Intimate and revealing, Spice Girls is the definitive story of the world's most iconic girl group.

    Through compelling new research and interviews, Sunday Times best-selling biographer Sean Smith reveals what life was really like for five fiercely independent and ambitious young women who were propelled to international fame in the 90s with unstoppable momentum.

    Quickly establishing themselves as the biggest success in British pop music since The Beatles, they were adored and admired in equal measure: the Spice Girls made a connection with millions of young women across the globe who were inspired by their enthusiasm for life and their famous Girl Power philosophy. The fab five became one of the most successful music acts in history, with more than 85 million record sales world-wide and nine UK number one singles.

    Throughout the years, their lives have garnered unprecedented levels of media interest and fans have keenly followed their ups and downs - the personal conflicts, celebrity break-ups, controversies and parenthood. One thing's for sure: they are never boring.

    In 2019, the prospect of their reunion tour has led to an outpouring of adoration and excitement, proving that the Spice Girls truly are an enduring cultural phenomenon.

    ISBN: 9780008267575
    Publication date: 14/11/2019
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Smith, Sean
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • Trial of the Chicago 7 The Screenplay
    Trial of the Chicago 7 The Screenplay
    The brilliant screenplay of the forthcoming film The Trial of the Chicago 7 by Academy and Emmy Award-winning screenwriter and director Aaron Sorkin.

    Sorkin's film dramatizes the 1969 trial of seven prominent anti-Vietnam War activists in Chicago. Originally there were eight defendants, but one, Bobby Seale, was severed from the trial by Judge Julius Hoffman-after Hoffman had ordered Seale bound and gagged in court.

    The defendants were a mix of counterculture revolutionaries such as Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin, and political activists such as Tom Hayden, Rennie Davis, and David Dellinger, the last a longtime pacifist who was a generation older than the others. Their lawyers argued that the right to free speech was on trial, whether that speech concerned lifestyles or politics.

    The Trial of the Chicago 7 stars Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Frank Langella, and Mark Rylance, among others, directed by Aaron Sorkin. This book is Sorkin's screenplay, the first of his movie screenplays ever published.

    ISBN: 9781982163242
    Publication date: 05/11/2020
    Price: $37.99
    Author: Sorkin, Aaron
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $37.99
  • Twelve Angry Men
    Twelve Angry Men
    The Methuen Drama Student Edition of Twelve Angry Men is the first critical edition of Reginald Rose's play, providing the play text alongside commentary and notes geared towards student readers.

    In New York, 1954, a man is dead and the life of another is at stake. A 'guilty' verdict seems a foregone conclusion, but one member of the jury has the will to probe more deeply into the evidence and the courage to confront the ignorance and prejudice of some of his fellow jurors. The conflict that follows is fierce and passionate, cutting straight to the heart of the issues of civil liberties and social justice.

    Ideal for the student reader, the accompanying pedagogical notes include elements such as an author chronology; plot summary; suggested further reading; explanatory endnotes; and questions for further study. The introduction discusses in detail the play's origins as a 1954 American television play, Rose's re-working of the piece for the stage, and Lumet's 1957 film version, identifying textual variations between these versions and discussing later significant productions.

    The commentary also situates the play in relation to the genre of courtroom drama, as a milestone in the development of televised drama, and as an engagement with questions of American individualism and democracy.

    Together, this provides students with an edition that situates the play in its contemporary social and dramatic contexts, while encouraging reflection on its wider thematic implications.

    ISBN: 9781474232326
    Publication date: 01/12/2016
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Rose, Reginald
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.99
  • Wife of Willesden
    Wife of Willesden
    'Married five times. Mother. Lover. Aunt. Friend.She plays many roles round here. And neverScared to tell the whole of her truth, whetherOr not anyone wants to hear it. WifeOf Willesden- pissed enough to tell her lifeStory to whoever has ears and eyes...'Zadie Smith's first play is a joyous re-imagining of Chaucer's classic, The Wife of Bath's Tale. As the crowd in a small pub on the Kilburn High Road stand up to share their stories, the Wife of Willesden is not afraid to bare it all...

    ISBN: 9780241471968
    Publication date: 17/11/2020
    Price: $17.99
    Author: Smith, Zadie
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $17.99
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