• 30 Second Shakespeare
    30 Second Shakespeare
    The bestselling 30-Second series takes a revolutionary approach to learning about those subjects you feel you should really understand. Each title selects a popular topic and dissects it into the 50 most significant ideas at its heart. Every idea, no matter how complex, is explained in 300 words and one image, all digestible in just 30 seconds. 30-Second Shakespeare uses this unique approach to grapple with the worlds most famous playwright. From what we know of his life and the intrigue of the authorship question, to uncoding the meanings of key concepts, themes and motifs, and the Bards extraordinary enduring literary and linguistic legacy.

    ISBN: 9781782402602
    Publication date: 24/09/2015
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Barber, Ros & Rylance, Mark
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $32.99
  • Adventures of a Young Naturalist The Zoo Quest Expeditions
    Adventures of a Young Naturalist The Zoo Quest Expeditions
    The gripping adventures of a young David Attenborough - published in a beautiful gift hardback, with a new introduction and a new selection of 90 pictures, including colour.

    'A marvellous book ... unputdownable ... utterly engaging.' Telegraph 'An elegant and gently funny writer.' The Times 'His writing is as impressive and as enjoyable as his TV programmes and there can be no higher praise.' Daily Express

    In 1954, a young David Attenborough was offered the opportunity of a lifetime - to travel the world finding rare and elusive animals for London Zoo's collection, and to film the expeditions for the BBC for a new show called Zoo Quest. This is the story of those voyages. Staying with local tribes while trekking in search of giant anteaters in Guyana, Komodo dragons in Indonesia and armadillos in Paraguay, he and the rest of the team battled with cannibal fish, aggressive tree porcupines and escape-artist wild pigs, as well as treacherous terrain and unpredictable weather, to record the incredible beauty and biodiversity of these regions. The methods may be outdated now, but the fascination and respect for the wildlife, the people and the environment - and the importance of protecting these wild places - is not.Written with Attenborough's trademark wit and charm, Adventures of a Young Naturalist is not just the story of a remarkable adventure, but of the man who made us fall in love with the natural world, and who is still doing so today.

    Praise for Sir David Attenborough: 'A great educator as well as a great naturalist' - Barack Obama 'Sir David is a wizard of television, and, like Gandalf or Dumbledore, he has a near-magical gift for combining warmth and gravitas . . . the man who, for me, exemplifies the best in British broadcasting' - Louis Theroux 'When I was a young boy I used to love turning on the television and watching David's programmes and really feeling like I was either back out in Africa or I was learning about something magical and almost out of this planet' - Prince William

    ISBN: 9781473664401
    Publication date: 21/09/2017
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Attenborough, Sir David
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $49.99
  • All About Anne
    All About Anne
    In this book, the Anne Frank Foundation has answered the questions asked most frequently about Anne Frank, the persecution of Jews and World War II.The Anne Frank Foundation has compiled the questions asked by children and young people over several years. In this book we answer the questions asked most frequently about Anne Frank, the persecution of Jews and World War II.But you might have a few more questions too? Sometimes the answers can be found in Anne's life story, sometimes in the special half pages with extra information. With about a hundred photographs, as well as the beautiful illustrations created by Huck Scarry for this book, you are given an impressive picture of Anne's life, her diary and the Secret Annex. Everything about Anne for your essay or your presentation.

    ISBN: 9781760682187
    Publication date: 01/05/2018
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Metselaar, Menn
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $19.99
  • All the Money in the World FTI
    All the Money in the World FTI
    Inspired by the fortunes and misfortunes of the Getty family, whose most extraordinary and troubled episode - the kidnap and ransom of grandson Paul Getty - is now a major motion picture, directed by Ridley Scott, from a screenplay written by David Scarpa and starring Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg.

    When sixteen-year-old Paul Getty was kidnapped, the news exploded worldwide. But his grandfather, J. Paul Getty, the richest living American, refused to pay the ransom, oblivious to his sufferings. And as the days dragged painfully on, it was Paul's distraught but determined mother Gail who was left to negotiate with his captors...

    In this full biography of the Getty family, John Pearson traces the creation of their phenomenal wealth and the ways in which it has touched and tainted the lives of various generations. Packed with colourful characters, bitter feuds and unexpected turns, it is a riveting insight into the lives of the super-rich.

    ISBN: 9780008284541
    Publication date: 14/12/2017
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Pearson, John
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • Ambulance Drivers Hemingway Dos Passos and a Friendship Made and Lost in War
    Ambulance Drivers Hemingway Dos Passos and a Friendship Made and Lost in War
    Rich in evocative detail--from Paris cafes to Austrian chateaus, from the streets of Pamplona to the waters of Key West--The Ambulance Drivers tells the story of two aspiring writers, Ernest Hemingway and John Dos Passos, who met in World War I and forged a twenty-year friendship that produced some of America's greatest novels, giving voice to a generation shaken by war. In war, Hemingway found adventure, women, and a cause. Dos Passos saw only oppression and futility. Their different visions eventually turned their private friendship into a nasty public fight, fueled by money, jealousy, and lust. This is not only a biography of the turbulent friendship between two of the century's greatest writers but also an illustration of how war inspires and destroys, unites and divides.

    ISBN: 9780306823831
    Publication date: 27/04/2017
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Morris, James McGrath
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $39.99
  • Best of Us a Memoir
    Best of Us a Memoir
    From New York Times bestselling author Joyce Maynard, a memoir about discovering strength in the midst of great loss--"heart wrenching, inspiring, full of joy and tears and life." (Anne Lamott)

    In 2011, when she was in her late fifties, beloved author and journalist Joyce Maynard met the first true partner she had ever known. Jim wore a rakish hat over a good head of hair; he asked real questions and gave real answers; he loved to see Joyce shine, both in and out of the spotlight; and he didn't mind the mess she made in the kitchen. He was not the husband Joyce imagined, but he quickly became the partner she had always dreamed of.

    Before they met, both had believed they were done with marriage, and even after they married, Joyce resolved that no one could alter her course of determined independence. Then, just after their one-year wedding anniversary, her new husband was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. During the nineteen months that followed, as they battled his illness together, she discovered for the first time what it really meant to be a couple--to be a true partner and to have one.

    This is their story. Charting the course through their whirlwind romance, a marriage cut short by tragedy, and Joyce's return to singleness on new terms, The Best of Us is a heart-wrenching, ultimately life-affirming reflection on coming to understand true love through the experience of great loss.

    ISBN: 9781635571790
    Publication date: 01/11/2017
    Price: $23.99
    Author: Maynard, Joyce
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.99
  • Between Them
    Between Them
    From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sportswriter comes a deeply personal account of his parents - an intimate portrait of American mid-twentieth century life, and a celebration of family love Richard Ford's parents volunteered little about their early lives - and he rarely asked. Later, he pieced their stories together from anecdote, history and the occasional photograph, frozen moments linking him to another time. Edna Akin, a dark-eyed Arkansas beauty whose convent education was cut short by her itinerant parents, fell in love aged only seventeen. Parker Ford was a tall country boy with a warm, hesitant smile, who was working at a grocery in Hot Springs. They married and began a life on the road in the American South, as Parker followed his travelling salesman's job. The 1930s were like one long weekend, a swirl of miles traversed, cocktails drunk and hotel rooms vacated: New Orleans, Memphis, Texarkana. Then a single, late child was born, changing everything. In this book, Richard Ford evokes a vivid panorama of mid-twentieth century America, and an intimate portrait of family life.
    Exploring children's changing perception of their parents, he also reflects on the impact of loss and devotion. Written with the intelligence, precision and humanity for which Ford is renowned, Between Them is both a son's great act of love and a redeeming meditation on family.

    ISBN: 9781408884690
    Publication date: 04/05/2017
    Price: $22.99
    Author: Ford, Richard
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $22.99
  • Bletchley Girls War Secrecy Love and Loss the Women of Bletchley Park Tell Their Story
    Bletchley Girls War Secrecy Love and Loss the Women of Bletchley Park Tell Their Story
    'Lively...in giving us the daily details of their lives in the women's own voices Dunlop does them and us a fine service' New Statesman 'Dunlop is engaging in her personal approach. Her obvious feminine empathy with the venerable ladies she spoke to gives her book an immediacy and intimacy.' Daily Mail 'An in-depth picture of life in Britain's wartime intelligence centre...The result is fascinating, and is made all the more touching by the developing friendships between Dunlop and her interviewees.' Financial Times The Bletchley Girls weaves together the lives of fifteen women who were all selected to work in Britain's most secret organisation - Bletchley Park. It is their story, told in their voices; Tessa met and talked to 15 veterans, often visiting them several times. Firm friendships were made as their epic journey unfolded on paper. The scale of female involvement in Britain during the Second World War wasn't matched in any other country. From 8 million working women just over 7000 were hand-picked to work at Bletchley Park and its outstations. There had always been girls at the Park but soon they outnumbered the men three to one.
    A refugee from Belgium, a Scottish debutante, a Jewish 14-year-old, and a factory worker from Northamptonshire - the Bletchley Girls confound stereotypes. But they all have one common bond, the war and their highly confidential part in it. In the middle of the night, hunched over meaningless pieces of paper, tending mind-blowing machines, sitting listening for hours on end, theirs was invariably confusing, monotonous and meticulous work, about which they could not breathe a word. By meeting and talking to these fascinating female secret-keepers who are still alive today, Tessa Dunlop captures their extraordinary journeys into an adult world of war, secrecy, love and loss. Through the voices of the women themselves, this is a portrait of life at Bletchley Park beyond the celebrated code-breakers, it's the story of the girls behind Britain's ability to consistently out-smart the enemy, and an insight into the women they have become.

    ISBN: 9781444795745
    Publication date: 02/07/2015
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Dunlop, Tessa
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • Brazen Rebel Ladies Who Rocked The World
    Brazen Rebel Ladies Who Rocked The World
    Immerse yourself in the captivating adventures of some of history's unsung heroines, whose stories are told through engaging voices, dazzling drawings and with startling wit.

    Discover the life of an apache warrior dubbed ostrong as a man and braver than most of themo, the only female Empress of China, three rebel sisters who toppled a fascist regime, a dancer who escaped poverty in America to become the darling of the Paris jazz scene and a resistance fighter, and a little girl who grew up to realise that being a witch is better than being a princess.

    Take in the stories of volcanologists, astronauts, animal whisperers, activists and explorers and feel ready to take on the world.

    Illustrated by award-winning Parisian artist PUnUlope Bagieu, humorous dialogue and uncommon true tales make Brazen an ideal book for anyone who loves trail blazers and courageous women, from Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls to The Handmaid's Tale.

    ISBN: 9781785039034
    Publication date: 08/03/2018
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Bagieu, Penelope
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $40.00
  • Chasing Phil
    Chasing Phil
    `Christ! You guys look like a couple of Feds.'

    1977, the Thunderbird Motel.

    J.J. Wedick and Jack Brennan - Two fresh-faced FBI agents were about to go undercover. Their target: the charismatic, globe-trotting con man Phil Kitzer, who was responsible for swindling (and spending) millions of dollars and who some called the world's greatest.

    One problem, the FBI under J Edgar Hoover didn't really do undercover operations or fraud investigations.
    So they did it anyway, making it up as they went along.

    As the young agents became entangled in Kitzer's outrageous schemes, meeting other members of Kitzer's crime syndicate and powerful politicians and businessmen he fooled at each stop, they also grew to respect him - even care for him. And Kitzer began to think of Wedick and Brennan like sons, schooling them in everything from writing bad checks to picking up women.

    Chasing Phil by journalist and author David Howard is the story of an incredible round the world manhunt, a charismatic conman and a friendship that changed crime forever.

    ISBN: 9781509821051
    Publication date: 19/10/2017
    Price: $37.99
    Author: Howard, David
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $37.99
  • Churchill the Life
    Churchill the Life
    'Evocative pictures of Churchill pack this fascinating biography' - The Mail on SundayTogether with his unique selection of images, acclaimed historian Max Arthur's evocative and insightful narrative text gets to the core of Winston's character, using his own words and those of some of those closest to him, to provide a comprehensive study of the man and his life. This is a stunning tribute to a remarkable man.When Winston Spencer Churchill was born in 1874, no one could have predicted the path that lay ahead. But, as it turned out, from Winston's undistinguished academic career to his front-line experiences as a soldier and journalist whether in India, Sudan or Cuba, and during the Boer War or in the trenches of World War I; through his unparalleled political career with all its ups and downs; to his 'finest hour' leading Britain during World War II, he was never to be far from the world's attention.Now the boy, the soldier, the writer, the orator, the politician, the statesman and the family man are all brought to life in this absorbing illustrated book, now newly published in paperback. Featuring both letters to 'Mama' from the homesick - but rebellious - schoolboy and telegrams to Stalin, it highlights some of the most gripping communications from the Churchill Archives. Facsimiles of hand-annotated speech notes are paired with fascinating memorabilia, such as the poster for the reward for his capture during the Boer War, a specimen of one of his infamous cigars, a favourite gramophone record and his Parliamentary despatch box. This book also showcases pictures from his family photograph collection, providing a more intimate portrait of Churchill the husband, the family man and even Churchill the animal lover. Exhaustively researched, Churchill: The Life includes previously unpublished images - such as Winston as a cadet at Harrow and his casket's final journey into Bladon cemetery - as well as rare images of him as a baby and specially shot artefacts from family archives.

    ISBN: 9781788400022
    Publication date: 05/10/2017
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Arthur, Max
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Close to Spider Man
    Close to Spider Man
    Marks the debut of an exciting new literary talent: a collection of connected stories whose young narrators yearn for truth and beauty amidst the lonely, breathtaking landscape of the Yukon. The girls in these stories are looking to make a break from their circumstances, but the North is in their bones: so are their connections to family and friends, and to unarticulated desire between women. Startling in their intimacy, these stories form a moving picture of what it's like to be a young queer woman in the North.

    ISBN: 9781551520865
    Publication date: 07/02/2001
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Coyote, Ivan E.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
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