• Life in the Garden
    Life in the Garden
    The two central activities in my life - alongside writing - have been reading and gardening.Penelope Lively has always been a keen gardener. This book is partly a memoir of her own life in gardens: the large garden at home in Cairo where she spent most of her childhood, her grandmother's garden in a sloping Somerset field, then two successive Oxfordshire gardens of her own, and the smaller urban garden in the North London home she lives in today. It is also a wise, engaging and far-ranging exploration of gardens in literature, from Paradise Lost to Alice in Wonderland, and of writers and their gardens, from Virginia Woolf to Philip Larkin.

    ISBN: 9780241319628
    Publication date: 02/11/2017
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Lively, Penelope
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $40.00
  • Look What You Made Me Do
    Look What You Made Me Do
    For more than two years, BBC Radio 4's The Archers ran a disturbing storyline centred on Helen Tichener's abuse at the hands of her husband Rob. Not the kind of abuse that leaves a bruise, but the sort of coercive control that breaks your spirit and makes it almost impossible to walk away. As she listened to the unfolding story, Helen Walmsley-Johnson was forced to confront her own agonizing past.Helen's first husband controlled her life, from the people she saw to what was in her bank account. He alienated her from friends and family and even from their three daughters. Eventually, he threw her out and she painfully began to rebuild her life.Then, divorced and in her early forties, she met Franc. Kind, charming, considerate Franc. For ten years she would be in his thrall, even when he too was telling her what to wear, what to eat, even what to think. Look What You Made Me Do is her candid and utterly gripping memoir of how she was trapped by a smiling abuser, not once but twice. It is a vital guide to recognizing, understanding and surviving this sinister form of abuse and its often terrible legacy. It is also an inspirational account of how one woman found the courage to walk away.

    ISBN: 9781509848737
    Publication date: 08/03/2018
    Price: $37.99
    Author: Walmsley-Johnson, Helen
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $37.99
  • Loose End
    Loose End
    A collection of stories from one of America's best-loved lesbian pensmiths. Ivan Coyote is famed for her tales of life as an out dyke on the roads and trails of the North and her plainspoken, honest pictures of rural America: now she turns her attention to the city, specifically in the East End of Vancouver - a diverse neighbourhood of all types communing at local coffee bars over hot rods, the art of skinny-dipping and changes in the weather.

    ISBN: 9781551521923
    Publication date: 06/04/2006
    Price: $37.99
    Author: Coyote, Ivan E.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.99
  • Lou Reed a Life
    Lou Reed a Life
    As lead singer and songwriter for the Velvet Underground and a renowned solo artist, Lou Reed invented alternative rock. His music, at once the height of sanctity and perversity, transcended a genre, speaking to millions of listeners, inspiring a new generation of musicians, and forever changing the way we think of that iconic era of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll. Throughout his five-decade career, Reed embodied artistic self-awareness and captured the beauty, paranoia, and vivacity of his time into an array of hit songs, experimental albums, and a larger-than-life persona. With such masterpieces as 'Sweet Jane' and 'Walk on the Wild Side', Reed exerted an influence on popular music rivaled only by the likes of Bob Dylan and the Beatles and is recognized to this day as one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century.Now, just a few years after Reed's death, comes the thrilling, provocative story of his complex life. An acclaimed Rolling Stone contributor, Anthony DeCurtis interviewed Reed extensively and knew him well. With unparalleled access to Reed's friends, family, and dozens of other intimate relations, DeCurtis brings Reed's story compellingly alive and deepens our understanding of his indelible music. We travel deep into the underground artist clubs, listen along in the studio as the Velvet Underground record their signature work, and revel in Reed's relationship with legendaries like Andy Warhol, Patti Smith, and David Bowie. Insightful, revelatory, and intimate, Lou Reed is a gripping tribute to a quintessential American icon.

    ISBN: 9781473666061
    Publication date: 05/10/2017
    Price: $37.99
    Author: DeCurtis, Anthony
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $37.99
  • Loving Pablo Hating Escobar
    Loving Pablo Hating Escobar
    VIRGINIA VALLEJO:Top Colombian television journalist, cover model and socialitePABLO ESCOBAR:Head of the Medellin cartel, the founder of the global cocaine industry and one of the most ambitious - and brutal - criminals in historyOver the course of their tempestuous love affair, Vallejo witnessed first-hand the bloodshed, fear and corruption that accompanied the rise of Escobar's crime empire. In this explosive tale of drugs, sex, wealth and violence, Vallejo describes the man she knew and loved. But by the end of their dramatic five-year romance, increasingly plagued by threats of kidnap and death for her knowledge on Escobar's ties to the political establishment, Vallejo would fear for her life - forced to give up her career as a TV anchorwoman and cover model and flee Colombia for the United States. Her testimony would reopen one of the most important criminal cases in Colombian history.Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar tracks the birth and boom of the cocaine industry and follows Escobar's evolution from billionaire benefactor to ruthless terrorist, responsible for the historic tragedies that forever altered the course of the Colombia conflict and its relationship with the world.

    ISBN: 9781786891051
    Publication date: 01/06/2018
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Vallejo, Virginia
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $32.99
  • Maori Boy
    Maori Boy
    The first volume of Witi Ihimaera's enthralling memoir, packed with stories of the formative years of this much-loved writer. Witi Ihimaera is a consummate story-teller, having created many fictional tales in his numerous books. Some of his most fascinating stories, however, are about his own life. This honest, stirring work tells of the family and community into which he was born, of his early life in rural New Zealand, of family secrets, of facing anguish and challenges, and of laughter and love. It is engrossing, it is funny, it is moving, it is vividly and inventively told, but more than this, it is a vital record of what it means to grow up Maori.

    ISBN: 9781869797263
    Publication date: 07/11/2014
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Ihimaera, Witi
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Mao's Last Dancer
    Mao's Last Dancer
    In a small, desperately poor village in north-east China, a young peasant boy sits at his rickety old school desk, interested more in the birds outside than in Chairman Mao's Red Book and the grand words it contains. But that day, some strange men come to his school u Madame Mao's cultural delegates. They are looking for young peasants to mould into faithful guards of Chairman Mao's great vision for China. This is the true story of how that one moment in time, by the thinnest thread of a chance, changed the course of a small boy's life in ways that are beyond description. One day he would dance with some of the greatest ballet companies of the world. One day he would be a friend to a president and first lady, movie stars and the most influential people in America. One day he would become a star: Mao's last dancer, and the darling of the West.

    ISBN: 9780143574323
    Publication date: 15/08/2016
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Cunxin, Li
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Margaret Thatcher the Authorized Biography Volume One Not for Turning
    Margaret Thatcher the Authorized Biography Volume One Not for Turning
    Margaret Thatcher was the longest-serving Prime Minister of the twentieth century and one of the most influential figures of the postwar era. Volume One of Moore's authorized biography gives unparalleled insight into her early life, especially through her extensive correspondence with her sister, and recreates brilliantly the atmosphere of British politics as she was making her way, taking us up to the zenith of her power: victory in the Falklands. Based on unrestricted access to all Lady Thatcher's papers, unpublished interviews with her and all her major colleagues, this is the indispensable portrait of a towering figure of our times.

    ISBN: 9780140279566
    Publication date: 03/04/2014
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Moore, Charles
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Margaret Thatcher Volume Two the Authorized Biography Everything She Wants
    Margaret Thatcher Volume Two the Authorized Biography Everything She Wants
    The sensational second volume of Charles Moore's bestselling authorized biography of the Iron Lady.

    In June 1983 Margaret Thatcher won the biggest increase in a government's Parliamentary majority in British electoral history. Over the next four years, as Charles Moore relates in this central volume of his uniquely authoritative biography, Britain's first woman prime minister changed the course of her country's history and that of the world, often by sheer force of will. The book reveals as never before how she faced down the Miners' Strike, transformed relations with Europe, privatized the commanding heights of British industry and continued the reinvigoration of the British economy. It describes her role on the world stage with dramatic immediacy, identifying Mikhail Gorbachev as 'a man to do business with' before he became leader of the Soviet Union, and then persistently pushing him and Ronald Reagan, her great ideological soulmate, to order world affairs according to her vision. For the only time since Churchill, she ensured that Britain had a central place in dealings between the superpowers. But even at her zenith she was beset by difficulties.

    The beloved Reagan two-timed her during the US invasion of Grenada. She lost the minister to whom she was personally closest to scandal and almost had to resign as a result of the Westland affair. She found herself isolated within her own government over Europe. She was at odds with the Queen over the Commonwealth and South Africa. She bullied senior colleagues and she set in motion the poll tax. Both these last would later return to wound her, fatally. In all this, Charles Moore has had unprecedented access to all Mrs Thatcher's private and government papers. The participants in the events described have been so frank in interview that we feel we are eavesdropping on their conversations as they pass. We look over Mrs Thatcher's shoulder as she vigorously annotates documents, so seeing her views on many particular issues in detail, and we understand for the first time how closely she relied on a handful of trusted advisors to help shape her views and carry out her will. We see her as a public performer, an often anxious mother, a workaholic and the first woman in western democratic history who truly came to dominate her country in her time.

    In the early hours of 12 October 1984, during the Conservative party conference in Brighton, the IRA attempted to assassinate her. She carried on within hours to give her leader's speech at the conference (and later went on to sign the Anglo-Irish agreement). One of her many left-wing critics, watching her that day, said 'I don't approve of her as Prime Minister, but by God she's a great tank commander.' This titanic figure, with all her capacities and all her flaws, storms from these pages as from no other book.

    ISBN: 9780140279627
    Publication date: 06/10/2016
    Price: $38.00
    Author: Moore, Charles
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Mitford Girls the Biography of an Extraordinary Family
    Mitford Girls the Biography of an Extraordinary Family
    This biography tells the true story behind the gaiety and frivolity of the six Mitford daughters - and the facts are as sensational as a novel. There is Nancy, whose bright social existence masked a doomed obsessional love, which soured her success; Pam, a countrywoman maried to one of the best brains in Europe; Diana, an iconic beauty, who was already married when, at 22, she fell in love with Oswald Moseley, leader of the British fascists; Unity, who, romantically in love with Hitler, became a member of his inner circle before shooting herself in the temple when World War II was declared; Jessica, the family rebel, who declared herself a Communist in the schoolroom; and the youngest sister, Debo, who became the Duchess of Devonshire. Their extraordinary lives are revealed by the author, who had exclusive access to the Mitford archives.

    ISBN: 9780349115054
    Publication date: 18/07/2002
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Lovell, Mary S.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • Murder in Mississippi
    Murder in Mississippi
    'Say, John Safran,' he says. 'Yes?' I say. 'I can get you killed from right behind this door, man. Real talk.' 'You can get me killed from behind your door?' 'Real talk,' he says. 'I can get your ass killed from behind this door, if you playin'.' The internationally acclaimed true-crime story you have to read to believe. Taking us places only John Safran can, Murder in Mississippi paints an engrossing, revealing portrait of a dead man, his murderer, the place they lived and the process of trying to find out the truth about anything.

    'The elegance of this book is that its axis is a resounding 'perhaps' ...It is this moral ambivalence that draws readers to the true crime genre, and Safran nails it' Weekend Australian 'Funny and gripping and wonderfully weird ...It's a tremendous book. I can't praise it too highly' Louis Theroux 'Witty, insightful, compelling - In Cold Blood for our generation' Eddie Perfect

    ISBN: 9780143572084
    Publication date: 24/09/2014
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Safran, John
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • My Dear Ones One Family and the Final Solution
    My Dear Ones One Family and the Final Solution
    'Moving - at times almost unbearably so - and fascinating' Antonia Fraser

    A family's story of human tenacity, faith and a race for survival in the face of unspeakable horror and cruelty perpetrated by the Nazi regime against the Jewish people. Growing up in the safety of Britain, Jonathan Wittenberg was deeply aware of his legacy as the child of refugees from Nazi Germany. Yet, like so many others there is much he failed to ask while those who could have answered his questions were still alive. After burying their aunt Steffi in the ancient Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives, Jonathan, now a rabbi, accompanies his cousin Michal as she begins to clear the flat in Jerusalem where the family have lived since fleeing Germany in the 1930s. Inside an old suitcase abandoned on the balcony they discover a linen bag containing a bundle of letters left untouched for decades. Jonathan's attention is immediately captivated as he tries to decipher the faded writing on the long-forgotten letters. They eventually draw him into a profound and challenging quest to uncover the painful details of his father's family's history.

    Through the wartime correspondence of his great-grandmother Regina and his grandmother, aunts and uncles, Jonathan weaves together the strands of an ancient rabbinical family with the history of Europe during the Second World War and the unfolding policies of the Nazis, telling the moving story of a family whose lives are as fragile as the paper on which they write, but whose faith in God remains steadfast.

    ISBN: 9780008158064
    Publication date: 18/05/2017
    Price: $22.99
    Author: Wittenberg, Rabbi Jonathan
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.99
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