• Beat Goes On The Complete Rebus Stories
    Beat Goes On The Complete Rebus Stories
    There is no detective like DI Rebus - brilliant, irascible and endlessly frustrating both to his friends and his long-suffering bosses. For over two decades he has walked through the dark places of Edinburgh ...Now Rebus's life is revealed through this complete collection of stories, from his early days as a young DC in 'Dead and Buried' right up to the dramatic, but not quite final, retirement in 'The Very Last Drop'. This is the ultimate Ian Rankin treasure trove - a must for aficionados as well as a superb introduction to anyone looking to experience DI John Rebus, and the dark and twist-filled crimes he has to investigate, for the very first time.

    ISBN: 9781409151579
    Publication date: 16/07/2015
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Rankin, Ian
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Book of the People How to Read the Bible
    Book of the People How to Read the Bible
    A. N. Wilson has been thinking about the Bible, and reading it, since he read theology for a year at university. Martin Luther King was 'reading the Bible' when he started the Civil Rights movement. When Michelangelo painted the fresco cycles in the Sistine Chapel, he was 'reading the Bible'. In The Book of the People A. N. Wilson explores how readers and thinkers have approached the Bible, and how it might be read today. Charting his own relationship with the Bible over a lifetime of writing, Wilson argues that it remains relevant even in a largely secular society, as a philosophical work, a work of literature and a cultural touchstone that the western world has answered to for nearly two thousand years. He challenges the way fundamentalists - whether believers or non-believers - have misused the Bible, either by neglecting and failing to recognize its cultural significance, or by using it as a weapon against those with whom they disagree. Erudite, witty and accessible, The Book of the People seeks to reclaim the Good Book as our seminal work of literature, and a book for the imagination.

    ISBN: 9781848879614
    Publication date: 03/03/2016
    Price: $26.99
    Author: Wilson, A. N.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.99
  • Bow Grip
    Bow Grip
    The long-awaited first novel by Ivan E. Coyote. Unlike her short stories, which are almost entirely first-person and told from the author's perspective as a self-admitted 'boyish girl' (though she is not transgender), Bow Grip is a straight, 40-something male who is at a crossroads in his life. The title references Joey's burgeoning interest in the cello ('gripping' the 'bow') as well as Bow River in Calgary, where most of the novel takes place.

    ISBN: 9781551522135
    Publication date: 09/02/2007
    Price: $36.99
    Author: Coyote, Ivan E.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.99
  • C.S. Lewis A Biography
    C.S. Lewis A Biography
    Brilliant. Agnostic. Prejudiced. Gregarious. Bullying. Loyal friend. Heavy drinker. One of the most learned scholars of his generation. A controversial Christian apologist. Author of a children's fantasy that has sold millions upon millions of copies. And, after his death, almost a cult figure. C. S. Lewis was an incredibly complicated man, and, as revealed in this splendid biography, a mystery to those who knew him best.

    "I know of no modern biographer who equals Wilson's delicacy of touch and sensitivity to human quandaries. An astonishing book."-Leon Edel

    "The mixture presented in Wilson's biography of the life of learning...of domestic drama and bad temper, religion, and sex, is irresistible."-New York Review of Books

    ISBN: 9780393323405
    Publication date: 17/08/2002
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Wilson, A. N.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Chaos Making a New Science
    Chaos Making a New Science
    This book brings together different work in the new field of physics called the chaos theory, an extension of classical mechanics, in which simple and complex causes are seen to interact. Mathematics may only be able to solve simple linear equations which experiment has pushed nature into obeying in a limited way, but now that computers can map the whole plane of solutions of non-linear equations a new vision of nature is revealed. The implications are staggeringly universal in all areas of scientific work and philosophical thought.

    ISBN: 9780749386061
    Publication date: 24/02/1997
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Gleick, James
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.99
  • 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
  • Elizabethans
    Elizabethans
    England under Elizabeth I: A time of war and plague, politics and rebellion, personal heroism and religious fanaticism. When if you were born poor you stayed poor, and the thumbscrews and the rack could be the grim prelude to the executioner's block. But it was also an age that encouraged literary genius, global exploration, and timeless beauty. It was when the lowly privateer Francis Drake circumnavigated the globe with no reliable navigational instruments and only a drunken, mutinous crew for company. When the Queen's favourite, the wealthy and handsome Robert Dudley, was widely suspected of having killed his wife. And when only the machinations of ruthless intriguers like William Cecil and Francis Walsingham prevented Elizabeth's kingdom from descending into anarchy and political chaos. "The Elizabethans" is a panoramic, exhilarating depiction of an intensely colourful period by master-historian, A N Wilson. This is what life under Elizabeth I was really like.

    ISBN: 9780099547143
    Publication date: 06/09/2012
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Wilson, A. N.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Fresh Flesh
    Fresh Flesh
    Everything was going just fine for Saz Martin and her partner Molly. It is summer in London, they're having a baby and all looks right with the world. Saz has even stopped taking on any weird and wild cases. No more danger, just easy, steady work and tucked up in bed before midnight...Yeah, right. "Fresh Flesh", Stella Duffy's latest "Saz Martin" thriller, is a fast-paced ride across a contemporary London of glitzy offices, fancy restaurants, designer bars and damaged lives. It is also a frightening journey through the emotional ruins of the past, a tale of the sins of the fathers, and the mothers, and of the greatest theft of all.

    ISBN: 9781852427375
    Publication date: 06/09/2001
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Duffy, Stella
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • Gathering
    Gathering
    The nine surviving children of the Hegarty clan gather in Dublin for the wake of their wayward brother Liam. It wasn't the drink that killed him - although that certainly helped - it was what happened to him as a boy in his grandmother's house, in the winter of 1968. The Gathering is a novel about love and disappointment, about thwarted lust and limitless desire, and how our fate is written in the body, not in the stars.

    ISBN: 9780099501633
    Publication date: 05/01/2008
    Price: $28.99
    Author: Enright, Anne
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.99
  • Gender Failure
    Gender Failure
    "Being a girl was something that never really happened for me." Rae SpoonIvan E. Coyote and Rae Spoon are accomplished, award-winning writers, musicians, and performers; they are also both admitted "gender failures." In their first collaborative book, Ivan and Rae explore and expose their failed attempts at fitting into the gender binary, and how ultimately our expectations and assumptions around traditional gender roles fail us all.Based on their acclaimed 2012 live show that toured across the United States and in Europe, "Gender Failure" is a poignant collection of autobiographical essays, lyrics, and images documenting Ivan and Rae's personal journeys from gender failure to gender enlightenment. Equal parts hilarious and heartbreaking, it's a book that will touch LGBTQ readers and others, revealing, with candor and insight, that gender comes in more than two sizes.Ivan E. Coyote is the author of six story collections and the award-winning novel "Bow Grip," and is co-editor of "Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme." Ivan frequently performs at high schools, universities, and festivals across North America.Rae Spoon is a transgender indie musician whose most recent CD is "My Prairie Home," which is also the title of a new National Film Board of Canada documentary about them. Rae's first book, "First Spring Grass Fire," was a Lambda Literary Award finalist in 2013. "

    ISBN: 9781551525365
    Publication date: 10/07/2014
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Coyote, Ivan E.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Genius The Life and Science of Richard Feynman
    Genius The Life and Science of Richard Feynman
    A genius, a great mathematician once said, performs magic, does things that nobody else could do. To his scientific colleagues, Richard Feynman was a magician of the highest caliber. Architect of quantum theories, enfant terrible of the atomic bomb project, caustic critic of the space shuttle commission, Nobel Prize winner for work that gave physicists a new way of describing and calculating the interactions of subatomic particles, Richard Feynman left his mark on virtually every area of modern physics. Originality was his obsession. Never content with what he knew or with what others knew, Feynman ceaselessly questioned scientific truths. But there was also another side to him, one which made him a legendary figure among scientists. His curiosity moved well beyond things scientific: he taught himself how to play drums, to give massages, to write Chinese, to crack safes. In Genius, James Gleick, author of the acclaimed best-seller Chaos, shows us a Feynman few have seen. He penetrates beyond the gleeful showman depicted in Feynman's own memoirs and reveals a darker Feynman: his ambition, his periods of despair and uncertainty, his intense emotional nature. From his childhood on the beaches and backlots of Far Rockaway and his first tinkering with radios and differential equations to the machine shops at MIT and the early theoretical work at Princeton - work that foreshadowed his famous notion of antiparticles traveling backward in time - to the tragic death of his wife while he was working at Los Alamos, Genius shows how one scientist's vision was formed. As that vision crystallized in work that reinvented quantum mechanics, we see Feynman's impact on the elite particlephysics community, and how Feynman grew to be at odds with the very community that idolized him. Finally, Gleick explores the nature of genius, our obsession with it and why the very idea may belong to another time.

    ISBN: 9780679747048
    Publication date: 02/11/1993
    Price: $38.99
    Author: Gleick, James
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.99
  • Hidden Room
    Hidden Room
    Life is good for Laurie and Martha. They have three great kids, a much-loved home in the countryside, and after years of struggle, Laurie's career as an architect is taking off at last. Everything's perfect. Except, it isn't. Someone is about to walk into their happy family and tear it apart. Laurie has been hiding from him for years. The question is, now that he's found her, can she keep her family safe? And just how far will she go to protect them?

    ISBN: 9780349007885
    Publication date: 06/07/2017
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Duffy, Stella
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $34.99
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