• After the Victorians
    After the Victorians
    When this book begins, in the reign of Edward VII, Great Britain commands the mightiest empire the world has ever seen. By the time it ends, with the Coronation of Elizabeth II, Britain has emerged victorious from a world war, but ruined as a world power. How did Britain's power and influence decline? This is one of the questions which A. N. Wilson seeks to answer in his masterly follow-up to "The Victorians."

    ISBN: 9780099451877
    Publication date: 07/09/2006
    Price: $36.99
    Author: Wilson, A. N.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.99
  • 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
  • Black and Blue (#8)
    Black and Blue (#8)
    Rebus is juggling four cases trying to nail one killer - who might just lead back to the infamous Bible John. And he's doing it under the scrutiny of an internal inquiry led by a man he has just accused of taking backhanders from Glasgow's Mr Big. As if this wasn't enough, there are TV cameras at his back investigating a miscarriage of justice, making Rebus a criminal in the eyes of a million or more viewers. Just one mistake is likely to mean an unpleasant and not particularly speedy death or, worse still, losing his job.

    ISBN: 9780752883601
    Publication date: 07/08/2008
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Rankin, Ian
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Black Book (#5)
    Black Book (#5)
    When a close colleague is brutally attacked, Inspector John Rebus is drawn into a case involving a hotel fire, an unidentified body, and a long forgotten night of terror and murder. Pursued by dangerous ghosts and tormented by the coded secrets of his colleague's notebook, Rebus must piece together the most complex and confusing of jigsaws. But not everyone wants the puzzle solved - perhaps not even Rebus himself...

    ISBN: 9780752883571
    Publication date: 07/08/2008
    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
  • Dead Souls (#10)
    Dead Souls (#10)
    Stalking a poisoner at the local zoo, Inspector John Rebus comes across a paedophile taking pictures of children. When the social workers claim he is there for legitimate educational reasons, Rebus is faced with a dilemma - should he be outed to protect local kids or given a chance to start anew? As the locals begin a hate campaign Rebus gets a call from the past: the son of a friend has gone missing and no one else will make time to ask the right questions. And then a fragment of Scotland's criminal history is repatriated at the end of a life sentence for murder. Once more Rebus's cup of trouble runneth over and the ghosts of past misdeeds return to haunt Edinburgh's streets.

    ISBN: 9780752883625
    Publication date: 07/08/2008
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Rankin, Ian
    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
  • Exit Music (#17)
    Exit Music (#17)
    It's late autumn in Edinburgh and late autumn in the career of Detective Inspector Rebus. As he tries to tie up some loose ends before retirement, a murder case intrudes. A dissident Russian poet has been found dead in what looks like a mugging gone wrong. By apparent coincidence, a delegation of Russian businessmen is in town - and everyone is determined that the case should be closed quickly and clinically. But the further they dig, the more Rebus and DS Siobhan Clarke become convinced that they are dealing with something more than a random attack - especially after a particularly nasty second killing. Meanwhile, a brutal and premeditated assault on a local gangster sees Rebus in the frame. Has the Inspector taken a step too far in tying up those loose ends? Only a few days shy of the end to his long, inglorious career, will Rebus even make it that far?

    ISBN: 9780752893518
    Publication date: 19/04/2008
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Rankin, Ian
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
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