ISBN: 9780306811838 Title: Serge Gainsbourg: A Fistful of Gitanes Author: SIMMONS SYLVIE
Singer, songwriter, filmmaker, poet, and provocateur: Ten years after his death in 1991, Serge Gainsbourg -- once known only for his heavy-breathing hit "Je T'Aime, Moi Non Plus" -- has emerged as "his nation's most beloved pop export since Piaf" (New York Times). His musical output encompassed a staggering variety of transformations: classical, chanson, jazz, baby pop, rock, reggae, disco, and hip-hop. His lyrics were mind-boggling exercises in Franglais triple-entendres. And his personal life was marked by a singular dedication to cigarettes, alcohol, and seduction.In this, the first English biography to capture Gainsbourg in all his contradiction and gleeful outrageousness, Simmons tells the fascinating story of the Gallic star. Drawing on hours of new interviews with his intimates -- among them Jane Birkin, Sly & Robbie, Marianne Faithfull, and celebrated producer Philippe Lerichomme -- Simmons describes in crackling prose the scope of Gainsbourg's achievement while doing full justice to his complicated emotional life. Simmons's work will stand as the definitive take on a dizzying genius.
ISBN: 9781877467790 Title: Koinei Te Whare Na Haki I Hanga Author: BISHOP GAVIN
The House that Jack Built is a book with two strands. The main rhythmic text, based on the well-known rhyme, tells the story of Jack Bull, who travels to New Zealand from London as a new settler in 1798. The detailed contemporary illustrations ... tell the story from a Maori perspective u beginning with the myth of creation: Papatuanuku the earth mother, Ranginui the sky father and their children as guardians of the land. As the story goes on and Jack's house grows, Papatuanuku is shown in the illustrations to weaken and fade.
ISBN: 9780734410672 Title: Rules of Summer Author: TAN SHAUN
Shaun Tan's books have won world acclaim, the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, as well as an Academy Award for the animated short film adaptation of his book THE LOST THING.Tan s new book, RULES OF SUMMER, is a deceptively simple story about two boys, one older and one younger, and the kind of rules that might govern any relationship between close friends or siblings. Rules that are often so strange or arbitrary, they seem impossible to understand from the outside. Yet through each exquisite illustration of this nearly wordless narrative, we can enjoy wandering around an emotional landscape that is oddly familiar to us all.Shaun Tan draws upon his own personal experiences with a surreal snapshot of fishing adventures with his older brother, leaving a sock on the clothes line, and buildings inspired by Brunswick and greater Melbourne.As you venture deep into the story, these poetic images become darker, more mysterious and unsettling, drawing towards a redemptive ending that affirms the depth of true friendship, a bond that is equally wonderful and inexplicable.Moments of humour, surreal fantasy, and the sometimes devastating ways we interact with the people we love the most, are presented in Shaun Tan s typical thought-provoking style.
ISBN: 9781471102677 Title: Way the World Works Author: BAKER NICHOLSON
In The Way the World Works, Nicholson Baker ranges over the map of life to examine what ails us, what eases our pain, and what gives us joy. Baker, recently hailed as "one of the most consistently enticing writers of our time" by The New York Times moves from political controversy to the intimacy of his own life, from forgotten heroes of pacifism to airplane wings, telephones, paper mills, David Remnick, Joseph Pulitzer, the OED, and the manufacture of the Venetian gondola. In one essay, Baker surveys our fascination with video games while attempting to beat his teenage son at Modern Warfare 2; in a celebrated essay on Wikipedia, he describes his efforts to stem the tide of encyclopedic deletionism.
ISBN: 9780141193748 Title: Collection of Sand Essays Author: CALVINO ITALO
'These pieces start from 'things observed' and open out to offer glimpses of other dimensions of the mind'Italo Calvino claimed that 'the brain begins in the eye'. The essays collected here display his fascination with the visual universe, in which the things we see tell a truth about the world. Calvino writes about such diverse subjects as the imaginative pleasures of maps, bizarre exhibitions and the earliest forms of written language. Books and paintings provoke discussions of artistic motivation, while descriptions of a meticulous Japanese garden, Trajan's column crumbling to dust or a Mexican temple smothered by the jungle lead to contemplations on space, time and civilization.& & Surprising and profound, Collection of Sand, newly translated into English for the first time, provides a glimpse into the mind of a master of the imagination.Translated with an Introduction by Martin McLaughlin& 'Calvino was a genial as well as brilliant writer.'& John Updike
ISBN: 9780593070901 Title: Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist Author: DAWKINS RICHARD
Born to parents who were enthusiastic naturalists, and linked through his wider family to a clutch of accomplished scientists, Richard Dawkins was bound to have biology in his genes. But what were the influences that shaped his life and intellectual development? And who inspired him to become the pioneering scientist and public thinker now famous (and infamous to some) around the world? In An Appetite for Wonder we join him on a personal journey back to an enchanting childhood in colonial Africa. There the exotic natural world was his constant companion. Boarding school in England at the age of eight, and, later, public school at Oundle introduce Dawkins, and the reader, to strange rules and eccentric schoolmasters, vividly described with both humorous affection and some reservation. An initial fervent attachment to Church of England religion soon gives way to disaffection and, later, teenage rebellion. Early signs of a preference for music, poetry and reading over practical matters become apparent as he recalls the opportunities that entered his small world. Oxford, however, is the catalyst to his life. Vigorous debate in the dynamic Zoology Department unleashes his innate intellectual curiosity, and inspirational mentors together with his own creative thinking ignite the spark that results in his radical new vision of Darwinism, The Selfish Gene. From innocent child to charismatic world-famous scientist, Richard Dawkins paints a colourful, richly textured canvas of his early life. Honest self-reflection and witty anecdotes are interspersed with touching reminiscences of his family and friends, literature, poetry and songs. We are finally able to understand the private influences that shaped the public man who, more than anyone else in his generation, explained our own origins.
ISBN: 9781846141492 Title: Command & Control Author: SCHLOSSER ERIC
A groundbreaking account of accidents, near-misses, extraordinary heroism and technological breakthroughs, Command and Control explores the dilemma that has existed since the dawn of the nuclear age: how do you deploy weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them? Famed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser reveals that this question has never been resolved, and why nuclear weapons still pose a grave risk to mankind.& Command and Control interweaves the minute-by-minute story of an accident at a missile silo in rural Arkansas, where a single crew struggled to prevent the explosion of the most powerful nuclear warhead ever built by the United States, with a historical narrative that spans more than fifty years. It depicts the urgent effort by American scientists, policymakers and military officers to ensure that nuclear weapons can't be stolen, sabotaged, used without permission, or detonated inadvertently. Schlosser also looks at the Cold War from a new perspective, offering history from the ground up, telling the stories of bomber pilots, missile commanders, maintenance crews, and other ordinary servicemen who risked their lives to avert a nuclear holocaust.& & Drawing on recently declassified documents and interviews with men who designed and routinely handled nuclear weapons, Command and Control takes readers into a terrifying but fascinating world that, until now, has been largely hidden from view.
ISBN: 9781869799953 Title: From Earth's End: The Best of NZ Comics Author: KINNAIRD ADRIAN
[S]howcases the best New Zealand comics being produced today, and features stories in a range of comic and cartoon genres by over 30 of New Zealand's most prominent cartoonists, from internationally recognised creators to new emerging talents. The first major book dedicated to New Zealand cartoonists, the collection also features interviews with creators, rare historical information and comics appreciations from notable New Zealanders including Dick Frizzell, Chris Knox, Emily Perkins, Elizabeth Knox, Vincent Ward, Jonathan King and more
ISBN: 9780300189797 Title: Susan Sontag: The Complete Rolling Stone Interview Author: COTT JONATHAN
Susan Sontag, one of the most internationally renowned and controversial intellectuals of the latter half of the twentieth century, still provokes. In 1978 Jonathan Cott, a founding contributing editor of Rolling Stone magazine, interviewed Sontag first in Paris and later in New York. Only a third of their twelve hours of discussion ever made it to print. Now, more than three decades later, Yale University Press is proud to publish the entire transcript of Sontag's remarkable conversation, accompanied by Cott's preface and recollections. Sontag's musings and observations reveal the passionate engagement and breadth of her critical intelligence and curiosities at a moment when she was at the peak of her powers. Nearly a decade after her death, these hours of conversation offer a revelatory and indispensable look at the self-described "besotted aesthete" and "obsessed moralist." Sontag proclaims a personal credo, declaring: "Thinking is a form of feeling; feeling is a form of thinking."
ISBN: 9781770461482 Title: Rookie Yearbook Two Author: GEVINSON TAVI (ED)
'Rookie Yearbook Two' collects articles, interviews, photo editorials, and illustrations from the hugely popular online magazine. Celebrity content includes contributions by Judy Blume, Grimes, Lena Dunham, Mindy Kaling, and others, as well as interviews and contributions from notable adults including Morrissey, Sofia Coppola, Molly Ringwald, Carrie Brownstein, and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Penguin Australian Classics: Australia's Favourite BooksThe Boat takes us from a tourist in Tehran to a teenage hit man in Colombia; from an aging New York artist to a boy coming of age in a small Victorian fishing town; from the city of Hiroshima just before the bomb is dropped to the haunting waste of the South China Sea in the wake of another war. Each story uncovers a raw human truth. Each story is absorbing and fully realised as a novel. Together, they make up a collection of astonishing diversity and achievement.
ISBN: 9780761175131 Title: Trolley Problem, or Would You Throw the Fat Man off the Bridge?: A Philosophical Conundrum Author: CATHCART THOMAS
A trolley is careering out of control. Up ahead are five workers; on a spur to the right stands a lone individual. You, a bystander, happen to be standing next to a switch that could divert the trolley, which would save the five, but sacrifice the one do you pull it? Or say you re watching from an overpass. The only way to save the workers is to drop a heavy object in the trolley s path. And you re standing next to a really fat man . This ethical conundrum based on British philosopher Philippa Foot s 1967 thought experiment has inspired decades of lively argument around the world. Now Thomas Cathcart, coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar, brings his sharp intelligence, quirky humor, and gift for popularizing serious ideas to the trolley problem. Framing the issue as a possible crime that is to be tried in the Court of Public Opinion, Cathcart explores philosophy and ethics, intuition and logic. Along the way he makes connections to the Utilitarianism of Jeremy Bentham, Kant s limits of reason, St. Thomas Aquinas s fascinating Principle of Double Effect, and more. Read with an open mind, this provocative book will challenge your deepest held notions of right and wrong. Would you divert the trolley? Kill one to save five? Would you throw the fat man off the bridge?
'There was this large world of rolling time and shifting spaces, and that small, stilled world of horror and unease - they fit inside each other, a sphere within a sphere.' It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the West Coast goldfields. On the night of his arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men, who have met in secret to discuss a series of unsolved crimes. A wealthy man has vanished, a whore has tried to end her life, and an enormous sum of money has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into the mystery: a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely patterned as the night sky. From the author of the award-winning global phenomenon The Rehearsal comes a breathtaking feat of storytelling where everything is connected, but nothing is as it seems.
ISBN: 9781847921338 Title: Story of the Jews & the Fate of the World Author: SCHAMA SIMON
It is a story like no other: an epic of endurance against destruction, of creativity in oppression, joy amidst grief, the affirmation of life against the steepest of odds. It spans the millennia and the continents #150; from India to Andalusia and from the bazaars of Cairo to the streets of Oxford. It takes you to unimagined places: to a Jewish kingdom in the mountains of southern Arabia; a Syrian synagogue glowing with radiant wall paintings; the palm groves of the Jewish dead in the Roman catacombs. And its voices ring loud and clear, from the severities and ecstasies of the Bible writers to the love poems of wine bibbers in a garden in Muslim Spain. Within these pages, the Talmud burns in the streets of Paris, massed gibbets hang over the streets of medieval London, a Majorcan illuminator redraws the world; candles are lit, chants are sung, mules are packed, ships loaded with spice and gems founder at sea. And a great story unfolds. Not #150; as often imagined #150; of a culture apart, but of a Jewish world immersed in and imprinted by the peoples among whom they have dwelled, from the Egyptians to the Greeks, from the Arabs to the Christians.Which makes the story of the Jews everyone#146;s story, too.
ISBN: 9780473257569 Title: One Human in Height Author: O'NEILL RACHEL
The poems in Rachel O'Neill's debut collection fuse remembered experience, family life, and relationships with broader human legacies, from popular culture, and social history, through to digital technology and language. There's a thief who plays a musical interlude on an oboe before getting down to business, a botanical species, the Kafka Diver, that lures in guests for an unusual holiday, and a parachutist who free-falls to her family reunion. Keyed into mythologies of time and place, these poems sift through the drift of inheritance to find what is magnetic, useful and active.
ISBN: 9780241146491 Title: Circle Author: EGGERS DAVE
When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful internet company, she feels she's been given the opportunity of a lifetime.The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users' personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company's modernity and activity.There are parties that last through the night, there are famous musicians playing on the lawn, there are athletic activities and clubs and brunches, and even an aquarium of rare fish retrieved from the Marianas Trench by the CEO. Mae can't believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world-even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public.What begins as the captivating story of one woman's ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.
ISBN: 9780714863535 Title: Architecture According to Pigeons Author: GURNEY STELLA
In a bid to improve ever worsening relations between our two species, pigeon elder Speck Lee Tailfeather has been elected by his peers to reveal to human beings the truth about pigeons' finer sensibilities.& It is already a little known fact that pigeons are amongst some of the most intelligent creatures in the world. However, Speck plans to divulge more. Namely that - far from the perceived pests who plague our buildings - pigeons are in fact great admirers and aficionados of architecture. It is of course for this reason that they can be found in great numbers around the most beautiful and significant buildings in the world.& It's Speck's dear wish that, through these latest revelations, bridges will be built between our two species, ending once and for all the terrible pi-geonocide practised by humankind.& After thorough investigation, Speck picks renowned international arts publisher, Phaidon Press, to be the vehicle for his message. One morning, heart beating wildly, he flies in through an open window to an empty Phaidon office and, using the keyboard, pecks out these words:& 'Hello. I am Speck. There is something you need to know.'& Communicating through such typed messages, Phaidon agrees to send Speck on a journey around the world to visit his favourite buildings, and then to publish his writings about them. Here, in Architecture (According to Pigeons), we read his account of this journey, with information and opinions on the buildings he visits, as well as his musings on many aspects of architecture.& Architecture (According to Pigeons) ends with a post-script from Speck. He urges every young reader to go and find out about and appreciate the architecture about which he was so passionate … and of course, to be kinder to pigeons.
He asked the water to lift him, to carry him, to avenge him. He made his muscles shape his fury, made every stroke declare his hate. His whole life, Danny Kelly's only wanted one thing: to win Olympic gold. Everything he's ever done ? every thought, every dream, every action ? takes him closer to that moment when the world will see him for what he is: the fastest, the strongest and the best. He's Barracuda, he's the psycho, he's everything his challengers want to be but don't have the guts to get there. He's going to show them all. He would be first, everything would be alright when he came first, all would be put back in place. When he thought of being the best, only then did he feel calm. A searing and provocative novel by the acclaimed author of the international bestseller The Slap.
Autobiography covers Morrissey’s life from his birth until the present day.
Steven Patrick Morrissey was born in Manchester on May 22nd 1959. Singer-songwriter and co-founder of the Smiths (1982-1987), Morrissey has been a solo artist for twenty-six years, during which time he has had three number 1 albums in England in three different decades.
Achieving eleven Top 10 albums (plus nine with the Smiths), his songs have been recorded by David Bowie, Nancy Sinatra, Marianne Faithfull, Chrissie Hynde, Thelma Houston, My Chemical Romance and Christy Moore, amongst others.
An animal protectionist, in 2006 Morrissey was voted the second greatest living British icon by viewers of the BBC, losing out to Sir David Attenborough. In 2007 Morrissey was voted the greatest northern male, past or present, in a nationwide newspaper poll. In 2012, Morrissey was awarded the Keys to the City of Tel-Aviv.
It has been said ‘Most pop stars have to be dead before they reach the iconic status that Morrissey has reached in his lifetime.’
ISBN: 9780241146521 Title: Embassy of Cambodia Author: SMITH ZADIE
A rare and brilliant story from Zadie Smith, taking us deep into the life of a young woman, Fatou, domestic servant to the Derawals and escapee from one set of hardships to another.Beginning and ending outside the Embassy of Cambodia, which happens to be located in Willesden, NW London, Zadie Smith's absorbing, moving and wryly observed story suggests how the apparently small things in an ordinary life always raise larger, more extraordinary questions.
ISBN: 9781408704950 Title: Goldfinch Author: TARTT DONNA
Aged 13, Theo Decker, son of a devoted mother and a reckless, largely absent father, survives an accident that otherwise tears his life apart. Alone and rudderless in New York, he is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. He is tormented by an unbearable longing for his mother, and down the years clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, strangely captivating painting that ultimately draws him into the criminal underworld. As he grows up, Theo learns to glide between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love and his talisman, the painting, places him at the centre of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle.
ISBN: 9781869407841 Title: Self-Portrait Author: FRIEDLANDER MARTI & MANSON HUGH
From a childhood in London orphanages to half a century in New Zealand photographing wine-makers and artists, children and kuia, Marti Friedlander has lived a rich life - one defined by the art of looking, seeing, capturing on film. In Self-Portrait, Marti tells her story for the first time. As unflinching and clear in prose as in her photographs, she describes growing up in a London orphanage, being Jewish, working in a Kensington photography studio, marrying a New Zealander and moving to a challenging new country. Here she spent her life photographing the ordinary and the extraordinary, protests and politicians, balloons and beaches. Seeing with a stranger's eye, Marti Friedlander describes how she captured the transformation of New Zealand life over more than fifty years. This book is a rich meditation on one women's photographic journey through the twentieth century.
ISBN: 9780864737700 Title: Wake Author: KNOX ELIZABETH
One sunny spring morning the Tasman Bay settlement of Kahukura is overwhelmed by a mysterious mass insanity. A handful of survivors find themselves cut off from the world, and surrounded by the dead. As they try to take care of one another, and survive in ever more difficult circumstances, it becomes apparent that this isn't the first time that this has happened, and that they aren't all survivors and victims – two of them are something quite other. And, it seems, they are trapped with something. Something unseen is picking at the loose threads of their characters, corrupting, provoking, and haunting them.
WAKE is book about what it really means to try to do your best, about the choices and sacrifices we face in order to keep a promise like I will take care of you. It is a book that asks: ‘What are the last things left when the worst has happened?’ It is a book about extreme events, ordinary people, heroic compassion—and invisible monsters.
ISBN: 9780864739056 Title: Reform: A Memoir Author: PALMER GEOFFREY
Reform has been a recurring theme throughout Geoffrey Palmer's life, not only during his career in politics as an MP, Deputy Prime Minister and Prime Minister but also as a law professor and law practitioner. In this memoir, Geoffrey Palmer recounts the events and forces that shaped him as well as his many adventures in reforming a wide range of institutions, laws and policies. He speaks of his early life and family background in Nelson and the eventful lives of his pioneering ancestors. He examines the intellectual influences on his thinking, particularly the nature of his education both in New Zealand and the United States. Geoffrey Palmer chronicles his life according to the issues: accident compensation, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Law Commission, liquor law, Maori issues, parliamentary reform, the Resource Management Act, law and order, prisons, and local government reform are all discussed in-depth. International issues also come within the compass of the book, with extensive treatment of New Zealand's anti-nuclear policy, the 'Rainbow Warrior' affair, the Gaza Flotilla incident and Palmer's diplomatic efforts to reform the International Whaling Commission. Meticulously detailed, engagingly written, and covering a wide variety of topics, Reform is essential reading for anyone interested in New Zealand legal and political history.
ISBN: 9781775534839 Title: Modern: NZ Homes from the 1938 to 1977 Author: HANSEN JEREMY ED
A handsome architecture and interiors book celebrating iconic modern New Zealand houses built from the late 1930s to the mid 1970s. This book draws on Home New Zealand magazine's (now in its 75th year) coverage of houses built from the early 1950s through to the mid 1970s, the era in which The Group architects were active as were the European emigr architects Plischke, Cacala, Donner and others. The 27 projects, by architects including Ernst Plischke, Ivan Juriss, Henry Kulka, Jack Manning, Miles Warren, John Scott, Vlad Cacala, Cedric Firth, Helmut Einhorn and many more, are the sorts of houses that are incredibly sought-after these days: small, modernist, groovy, featuring wood veneer, built-in furniture, huge windows, and filled with the mid-century furniture which is now so popular. The text is by leading architecture writers such as Julia Gatley and Douglas Lloyd Jenkins, and the book features brief biographies of all the architects making it a helpful resource and photographs by this country's leading architecture photographers including Paul McCredie, Simon Devitt and Patrick Reynolds. The houses are from right across New Zealand, from Thames to Wellington, and Dunedin to Wanganui. The stunning design is by InHouse.
ISBN: 9781877551901 Title: Tragedy at Pike River Mine: How & Why 29 Men Died Author: MACFIE REBECCA
On a sunny afternoon in November 2010, in the beautiful Paparoa Range of the South Island, a massive explosion rocked an underground coal mine. Later that day two ashen men stumbled from the entrance. Twenty-nine men remained unaccounted for. Initial probes revealed fatally high methane levels in the mine - conditions deemed unsurvivable for the trapped men. But it was only after a second blast five days later that all hope was extinguished.Tragedy at Pike River Mine is a dramatic, superbly researched and page-turning account of a disaster that should never have happened, of the dramatic political and legal fallout, and the effect on the small West Coast community. It reveals an appalling string of mistakes, from consent being given for the mine in the first place, to lack of proper monitoring equipment, pressure to ignore safety requirements, and effectively only a single exit. It puts a human face on the people who suffered, and provides penetrating insight on who's to blame.This is an essential read for everyone who cares about the future of New Zealand and our values as a nation. Rebecca Macfie's writing on Pike River has been hailed for its veracity, perspicacity and powerful human interest.
ISBN: 9781877579929 Title: Book is a Book Author: BORNHOLDT JENNY
A beautifully produced, small-format jacketed hardback with simple illustrations that are whimsical yet humorous. A book is to read. A book belongs in a library, on a bookshelf, in a bookshop, in your house. A story belongs wherever a story belongs. If it's Sunday and raining, a book is the perfect thing. Even a small book, because boredom can be very big. You can read a book while you walk, but you have to be careful not to bump into things.
ISBN: 9781926428536 Title: Eyrie Author: WINTON TIM
Tom Keely's reputation is in ruins.And that's the upside.Divorced and unemployed, he's lost faith in everything precious to him. Holed up in a grim highrise, cultivating his newfound isolation, Keely looks down at a society from which he's retired hurt and angry. He's done fighting the good fight, and well past caring.But even in his seedy flat, ducking the neighbours, he's not safe from entanglement. All it takes is an awkward encounter in the lobby. A woman from his past, a boy the likes of which he's never met before. Two strangers leading a life beyond his experience and into whose orbit he falls despite himself.What follows is a heart-stopping, groundbreaking novel for our times - funny, confronting, exhilarating and haunting. Inhabited by unforgettable characters, Eyrie asks how, in an impossibly compromised world, we can ever hope to do the right thing.
'But the mijo seed had other ideas for herself. She wanted so much immediately to live a life of ease and power.'The Mijo Tree is a never-before published novella from New Zealand literary great, Janet Frame. It was written between 1956 and 1957 during Frame's time in Ibiza and has remained in the Hocken Library archive since 1970.The Mijo Tree is a darkly beautiful fablefrom awriter of vast imaginative power.
ISBN: 9781743318430 Title: Mouse Mansion #2 Sam & Julia at the Theatre Author: SCHAAPMAN KARINA
Sam and Julia live in a wonderful place called Mouse Mansion. Sam is SUPER shy and VERY well behaved, while Julia is SUPER curious and VERY stubborn. The two mice couldn't be more different, but they are the best of friends!..One day they find a SUPER special stone, one that will bring them good luck. They store the stone carefully in their treasure box under the stairs, until one day it proves VERY useful indeed...
ISBN: 9780857868589 Title: To the Letter: A Journey Through the Mail Author: GARFIELD SIMON
To the Letter tells the story of our remarkable journey through the mail. From Roman tablets discovered near Hadrian's Wall to the wonders and terrors of email, Simon Garfield explores how we have written to each other over the centuries and what our letters reveal about our lives.Along the way he delves into the great correspondences of our time, from Cicero and Petrarch to Jane Austen and Ted Hughes (and John Keats, Virginia Woolf, Jack Kerouac, Anais Nin and Charles Schulz), and traces the very particular advice offered by bestselling letter-writing manuals. He uncovers a host of engaging stories, including the tricky history of the opening greeting, the ideal ingredients for invisible ink, and the sad saga of the dead letter office.To the Letter is a wonderful celebration of letters in every form, and a passionate rallying cry to keep writing.