• 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 Exhaustively researched, Churchill: The Life includes previously unpublished images - such as Winston as a cadet at Harrow and his casket's final journey into Bladon cemetery - as well as rare images of him as a baby and specially shot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
  • Codename Suzette
    Codename Suzette
    'During the German occupation of France, Suzanne Spaak displayed almost super-human courage . . . Anne Nelson has written an extraordinary book that finally does justice to Spaak's story of heroism and sacrifice.' --Andrew Nagorski, author of The Nazi HuntersCodename Suzette is one of the untold stories of the Holocaust, an account of outstanding courage in the face of evil. Suzanne Spaak was born into an affluent Belgian Catholic family, and married into the country's leading political dynasty. Her brother-in-law was the Foreign Minister and her husband Claude was a playwright and patron of the painter Rene Magritte. In occupied Paris she moved among the cultural elite. Her neighbour was Colette, France's most famous living writer, and Jean Cocteau was part of her circle of intimates. But Suzanne was living a double life. Her friendship with a Polish Jewish refugee led her to her life's purpose. When France fell and the Nazis occupied Paris, she joined the Resistance. She used her fortune and social status to enlist allies among wealthy Parisians and church groups.Under the eyes of the Gestapo, Suzanne and women from the Jewish and Christian resistance groups 'kidnapped' hundreds of Jewish children to save them from the gas chambers.Codename Suzette is a masterpiece of research and narrative, bringing to life a truly remarkable woman, and painting a vivid and unforgettable picture of wartime Paris. 'A riveting book about a truly heroic woman in a Paris of resignation and shame. A must read!' --Diane von Furstenberg, New York Times bestselling author of The Woman I Wanted to Be

    ISBN: 9781925266207
    Publication date: 25/10/2017
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Nelson, Anne
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $32.99
  • Common Ground
    Common Ground
    Justin Trudeau's candid memoir reveals for the first time the experiences that have shaped him over the course of his life, showing how his passion for politics took root. From his childhood at the prime ministerial residence of 24 Sussex up to his role as leader of the Liberal party, he captures the formative moments of his upbringing, including the influence of his father, Pierre, and the tragic death of his brother Michel. Filled with anecdotes, personal reflections and potographs from his own collection, this memoir reveals and intimate portrait of the man who has thrust Canada back onto the world stage.

    ISBN: 9781786071569
    Publication date: 01/03/2017
    Price: $26.99
    Author: Trudeau, Justin
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.99
  • Conquest of Everest Original Photographs from the Legendary First Ascent
    Conquest of Everest Original Photographs from the Legendary First Ascent
    29 May 2013 is the sixtieth anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest. The allure of Everest remains undimmed, and the publication of this unique book celebrates this most majestic of mountains, with exclusive access to the photographic imagery and private archives of celebrated climber and photographer George Lowe, the last surviving member of that triumphant expedition. Not only the anniversary of the first ascent, 2013 sees other significant Everest anniversaries: 50 years since the first American ascent; 35 years since the first ascent without supplementary oxygen; and 25 years since the first ascent by a route up the South Buttress on the eastern Kangshung Face. An outstanding team of mountaineers and distinguished contributors associated with Everest provide their reflections and tributes, helping to create a remarkable visual and personal testimony to this historic event and to a mountain like no other.

    ISBN: 9780500544235
    Publication date: 07/05/2013
    Price: $65.00
    Author: Lowe, George
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $65.00
  • Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady
    Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady
    Naturalist Edith Holden recorded in words and charming paintings of the flora and fauna of the British countryside throughout the changing seasons of the year 1906. Undiscovered for more than 70 years, it was found by her great niece and published in 1977. The book became an instant sensation that spawned spin-offs and merchandise tie-ins, but then went out of print for more than 20 years.

    This facsimile edition presents Holden's words, all carefully written by hand, including her favourite poems, personal thoughts, and observations on the wildlife she saw surrounding her home in Warwickshire, and on her travels through England and Scotland. In addition, almost every page features Holden's exquisitely beautiful paintings of birds, butterflies, bees, and flowers, all of which reflect her deep love of nature. The paintings, executed with a naturalists' eye for detail, and the sensitive of an artist, and words, composed with a poet's touch, combine to make A Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady a unique view into a world open to few, and singular treasure that can now be appreciated by everyone.

    ISBN: 9780847858903
    Publication date: 13/03/2018
    Price: $59.99
    Author: Holden, Edith
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $59.99
  • Darling I'm Going to Charlie a Memoir
    Darling I'm Going to Charlie a Memoir
    An elegant, deeply felt memoir from Maryse Wolinski, journalist and widow of the late cartoonist Georges Wolinski, who died in the terrorist attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, that is both a beautiful tribute to her late husband and a rallying call to action. "Darling, I'm going to Charlie." These were the last words that prolific satirical cartoonist Georges Wolinski said to his wife, Maryse, as he left for work. Two hours later, terrorists barged into the Paris offices of the Charlie Hebdo magazine, fatally shooting him and eleven others. From her grief comes a demand for answers as she investigates the failings of the French government in their security measures, especially when another terrorist attack occurs just eight months later. A celebrated journalist in her own right, Maryse writes with both clarity and authority, all the while exploring what made her relationship with Georges so singularly strong. Darling, I'm Going to Charlie is not only one woman's beautiful tribute to her late husband, but also a stunning, courageous testimony and inspiring call for change.

    ISBN: 9781501154898
    Publication date: 09/03/2017
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Wolinski, Maryse
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $35.00
  • Displaced Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives
    Displaced Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives
    In January 2017, Donald Trump signed an executive order stopping entry to the United States from seven predominantly Muslim countries and dramatically cutting the number of refugees allowed to resettle in the United States each year. The American people spoke up, with protests, marches, donations, and lawsuits that quickly overturned the order. But the refugee caps remained. In The Displaced, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Viet Thanh Nguyen, himself a refugee, brings together a host of prominent refugee writers to explore and illuminate the refugee experience. Featuring original essays by a collection of writers from around the world, The Displaced is an indictment of closing our doors, and a powerful look at what it means to be forced to leave home and find a place of refuge.

    ISBN: 9781419729485
    Publication date: 01/04/2018
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Nguyen, Viet Thanh
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $39.99
  • Eat Pray Love One Woman's Search for Everything
    Eat Pray Love One Woman's Search for Everything
    It's 3 a.m. and Elizabeth Gilbert is sobbing on the bathroom floor. She's in her thirties, she has a husband, a house, they're trying for a baby - and she doesn't want any of it. A bitter divorce and a turbulent love affair later, she realises it is time to pursue her own journey in search of three things she has been missing: pleasure, devotion and balance. So begins her quest. In Rome, she indulges herself and gains nearly two stone. In India, she finds enlightenment through scrubbing temple floors. Finally, in Bali, a toothless medicine man reveals a new path to peace, leaving her ready to love again. A worldwide phenomenon on first publication, Eat Pray Love now celebrates ten years of capturing the hearts and minds of women across the globe.

    ISBN: 9781408873007
    Publication date: 07/04/2016
    Price: $21.99
    Author: Gilbert, Elizabeth
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $21.99
  • Educated
    Educated
    Tara Westover grew up preparing for the End of Days, watching for the sun to darken, for the moon to drip as if with blood. She spent her summers bottling peaches and her winters rotating emergency supplies, hoping that when the World of Men failed, her family would continue on, unaffected. She hadn't been registered for a birth certificate. She had no school records because she'd never set foot in a classroom, and no medical records because her father didn't believe in doctors or hospitals. According to the state and federal government, she didn't exist. As she grew older, her father became more radical, and her brother, more violent. At sixteen TAra decided to educate herself. Her struggle for knowledge would take her far from her Idaho mountains, over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge. Only then would she wonder if she'd travelled too far. If there was still a way home. EDUCATED is an account of the struggle for self-invention. It is a tale of fierce family loyalty, and of the grief that comes with the severing of the closest of ties. With the acute insight that distinguishes all great writers, Westover has crafted, from her singular experience, a universal coming-of-age story, one that gets to the heart of what an education is and what it offers - the perspective to see one's life through new eyes, and the will to change it.

    ISBN: 9781786330529
    Publication date: 22/02/2018
    Price: $38.00
    Author: Westover, Tara
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Evelyn Waugh a Life Revisited
    Evelyn Waugh a Life Revisited
    'Brisk, lively and wonderfully entertaining' JOHN BANVILLE 'Excellent ...read this book' LITERARY REVIEW 'The best single-volume life of the author available' IRISH TIMES The much mythologised author of DECLINE AND FALL, A HANDFUL OF DUST and BRIDESHEAD REVISITED was hailed by Graham Greene as 'the greatest novelist of my generation', yet reckoned by Hilaire Belloc to have been possessed by the devil. Evelyn Waugh's literary reputation has continued to rise since Greene's assessment in 1966. Fifty years after his death, Philip Eade draws on extensive unpublished sources to paint a fresh and compelling portrait of this endlessly fascinating man, telling the full story of his dramatic, colourful and frequently bizarre life.

    ISBN: 9781780224862
    Publication date: 06/07/2017
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Eade, Philip
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • Fabulous Bouvier Sisters
    Fabulous Bouvier Sisters
    A poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represented style and class above all else-Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill-from the authors of Furious Love.

    When sixty-four-year-old Jackie Kennedy Onassis died in her Fifth Avenue apartment, her younger sister Lee wept inconsolably. Then Jackie's thirty-eight-page will was read. Lee discovered that substantial cash bequests were left to family members, friends, and employees-but nothing to her. "I have made no provision in this my Will for my sister, Lee B. Radziwill, for whom I have great affection, because I have already done so during my lifetime," read Jackie's final testament. Drawing on the authors' candid interviews with Lee Radziwill, The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters explores their complicated relationship, placing them at the center of twentieth-century fashion, design, and style.

    In life, Jackie and Lee were alike in so many ways. Both women had a keen eye for beauty-in fashion, design, painting, music, dance, sculpture, poetry-and both were talented artists. Both loved pre-revolutionary Russian culture, and the blinding sunlight, calm seas, and ancient olive groves of Greece. Both loved the siren call of the Atlantic, sharing sweet, early memories of swimming with the rakish father they adored, Jack Vernou Bouvier, at his East Hampton retreat. But Jackie was her father's favorite, and Lee, her mother's. One would grow to become the most iconic woman of her time, while the other lived in her shadow. As they grew up, the two sisters developed an extremely close relationship threaded with rivalry, jealousy, and competition. Yet it was probably the most important relationship of their lives.

    For the first time, Vanity Fair contributing editor Sam Kashner and acclaimed biographer Nancy Schoenberger tell the complete story of these larger-than-life sisters. Drawing on new information and extensive interviews with Lee, now eighty-four, this dual biography sheds light on the public and private lives of two extraordinary women who lived through immense tragedy in enormous glamour.

    ISBN: 9780062881809
    Publication date: 24/09/2018
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Kashner, Sam
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $32.99
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