• Caligula #17
    Caligula #17
    ISBN: 9780141397924
    Title: Caligula #17
    Author: SUETONIUS

    'Because of his baldness and hairiness, he announced it was a capital offence for anyone either to look down on him as he passed or to mention goats in any context.'The biography of the brutal, crazed and incestuous Roman Emperor Caligula, who tried to appoint his own horse consul.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $3.00
    $3.00
  • Call Sign Chaos
    Call Sign Chaos
    ISBN: 9780812996838
    Title: Call Sign Chaos
    Author: MATTIS JIM & WEST BING

    Call Sign Chaos is the account of Jim Mattis's storied career, from wide-ranging leadership roles in three wars to ultimately commanding a quarter of a million troops across the Middle East. Along the way, Mattis recounts his foundational experiences as a leader, extracting the lessons he has learned about the nature of warfighting and peacemaking, the importance of allies, and the strategic dilemmas--and short-sighted thinking--now facing our nation. He makes it clear why America must return to a strategic footing so as not to continue winning battles but fighting inconclusive wars.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $57.00
    $57.00
  • Cancer Made Me a Shallower Person a Memoir in Comics
    Cancer Made Me a Shallower Person a Memoir in Comics
    ISBN: 9780060789732
    Title: Cancer Made Me a Shallower Person a Memoir in Comics
    Author: ENGELBERG MIRIAM


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Capability Brown: Father of Landscape Gardens
    Capability Brown: Father of Landscape Gardens
    ISBN: 9781909881549
    Title: Capability Brown: Father of Landscape Gardens
    Author: RUTHERFORD SARAH

    One of the most remarkable men of the 18th century, Lancelot "Capability" Brown was known to many as "The Omnipotent Magician" who could transform unpromising countryside into beautiful parks that seemed to be only the work of nature. His list of clients included half the House of Lords, six Prime Ministers and even royalty. Although his fame has dimmed, visitors still enjoy many of his works today at National Trust properties such as Croome Park, Petworth, Berrington, Stowe, Wimpole, Blenheim Palace, Highclere Castle (location of the series "Downton Abbey") and many more. This book tells his triumphant story, uncovers his aims and reveals why he was so successful. Illustrated throughout with color photographs of contemporary sites, historical paintings and garden plans, this is an accessible resource for anyone who wants to know more about the man who created a landscape style which for many defines the English countryside.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Captain & the Cannibal: an Epic Story of Exploration, Kidnapping, & the Broadway Stage
    Captain & the Cannibal: an Epic Story of Exploration, Kidnapping, & the Broadway Stage
    ISBN: 9780300198775
    Title: Captain & the Cannibal: an Epic Story of Exploration, Kidnapping, & the Broadway Stage
    Author: FAIRHEAD JAMES

    Sailing in uncharted waters of the Pacific in 1830, Captain Benjamin Morrell of Connecticut became the first outsider to encounter the inhabitants of a small island off New Guinea. The contact quickly turned violent, fatal cannons were fired, and Morrell abducted young Dako, a hostage so shocked by the white complexions of his kidnappers that he believed he had been captured by the dead. This gripping book unveils for the first time the strange odyssey the two men shared in ensuing years. The account is uniquely told, as much from the captive's perspective as from the American's.
    Upon returning to New York, Morrell exhibited Dako as a "cannibal" in wildly popular shows performed on Broadway and along the east coast. The proceeds helped fund a return voyage to the South Pacific--the captain hoping to establish trade with Dako's assistance, and Dako seizing his chance to return home with the only person who knew where his island was. Supported by rich, newly found archives, this wide-ranging volume traces the voyage to its extraordinary ends and en route decrypts Morrell's ambiguous character, the mythic qualities of Dako's life, and the two men's infusion into American literature--as Melville's Queequeg, for example, and in Poe's Pym. The encounters confound indigenous peoples and Americans alike as both puzzle over what it is to be truly human and alive.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $75.00
    $75.00
  • Captain James Cook
    Captain James Cook
    ISBN: 9780340825563
    Title: Captain James Cook
    Author: HOUGH RICHARD


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton: a Biography
    Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton: a Biography
    ISBN: 9780306810282
    Title: Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton: a Biography
    Author: RICE EDWARD


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Carmen Miranda
    Carmen Miranda
    ISBN: 9781844574322
    Title: Carmen Miranda
    Author: SHAW LISA

    This is the first book-length study of Carmen Miranda in English. It traces her origins as a radio singer, recording artist and film star in Brazil in the 1930s, before exploring in depth her Hollywood screen roles and the construction of her long-lasting star persona in the USA.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Carroll Shelby: the Authorized Biography
    Carroll Shelby: the Authorized Biography
    ISBN: 9781844253241
    Title: Carroll Shelby: the Authorized Biography
    Author: MILLS RINSEY


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $61.00
    $61.00
  • Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's Journeys
    Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's Journeys
    ISBN: 9781509896578
    Title: Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's Journeys
    Author: COLLINS MICHAEL

    The years that have passed since Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins piloted the Apollo 11 spacecraft to the moon in July 1969 have done nothing to alter the fundamental wonder of the event: man reaching the moon remains one of the great events - technical and spiritual - of our lifetime.In this remarkable book, Michael Collins conveys, in a very personal way, the drama, beauty and humour of that adventure. He also traces his development from his first flight experiences in the air force, through his days as a test pilot, to his Apollo 11 space walk, presenting an evocative picture of the joys of flight as well as a new perspective on time, light and movement from someone who has seen the fragile Earth from the other side of the moon.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Carrying the Fire: an Astronauts Journey
    Carrying the Fire: an Astronauts Journey
    ISBN: 9780374531942
    Title: Carrying the Fire: an Astronauts Journey
    Author: COLLINS MICHAEL


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Casey Stoner: Pushing the Limits
    Casey Stoner: Pushing the Limits
    ISBN: 9780733632686
    Title: Casey Stoner: Pushing the Limits
    Author: STONER CASEY

    'If you never give up, anything can happen'. Casey StonerShowing anything is possible when determination meets talent, two-time World MotoGP champion Casey Stoner shares his inspirational journey from Queensland toddler, with an extraordinary ability on a motorbike, to his decision to retire at twenty-seven with nothing left to prove.For the first time, he tells of his early family life, the development of his riding skills and why his parents decided to sell everything and travel from Australia to Europe to chase the dream and support his aim to become World Champion when he was only fourteen years old.As fearless with his opinions as he is on the racetrack, Casey includes all the highs and lows of his life so far.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Casey Stoner: Pushing the Limits
    Casey Stoner: Pushing the Limits
    ISBN: 9780733636110
    Title: Casey Stoner: Pushing the Limits
    Author: CASEY STONER

    Showing anything is possible when determination meets talent, Casey Stoner will share his inspirational journey from Queensland toddler, with an extraordinary ability on a motorbike, to his decision to retire at twenty-seven as two-time MotoGP World Champion.For the first time, Casey will tell of his early family life, the development of his riding skills and why his parents decided to sell everything and travel from Australia to Europe to chase the dream and support his aim to become World Champion when he was only fourteen years old.As fearless with his opinions as he is on the racetrack, Casey Stoner will include all the highs and lows of his life so far: his thoughts on racing as it stands today, the riders' hierarchy, the politics of racing, the importance of family, his battle with illness and why he decided to turn his back on a multimillion-dollar contract when he was still winning. And he will let us in on some of the new goals he has set for himself.This is an inspiring story of a young Australian who took on the world on his terms and won.The book will be written with the assistance of renowned MotoGP journalist Matthew Roberts.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Caspar Lee
    Caspar Lee
    ISBN: 9780718184094
    Title: Caspar Lee
    Author: RIORDAN LEE EMILY

    "Unbeknownst to Caspar, his mum secretly signed a deal to write his life story. Luckily, he discovered her plan and dashed to the printers, just in time to correct some of her allegations. The story of Caspar's crazy life so far is brimming with hilarious anecdotes, including how he tried to kill his mum on his first day on earth, his 'eventful' time at school, and how he always was a hit with the ladies... THE must-have book for Caspar's fans around the world."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Cast Away Stories of Survival from Europe's Refugee Crisis
    Cast Away Stories of Survival from Europe's Refugee Crisis
    ISBN: 9781846276156
    Title: Cast Away Stories of Survival from Europe's Refugee Crisis
    Author: MCDONALD-GIBSON CHARLOTTE

    On April 19th 2015, when over 700 men, women and children perished in the Mediterranean, Europe's leaders were swift with a chorus of outrage and promises of action. But this was a catastrophe which could have been prevented. Since 2011, increasing numbers of people fleeing conflict and poverty in the Middle East and Africa have been risking their lives on Europe's sea and land borders to try and forge a better future for their families, but instead of offering sanctuary, EU governments have scaled back life-saving search and rescue operations and refused to overhaul the bloc's inept asylum system. Charlotte McDonald-Gibson has spent years reporting on every aspect of this story, and here she offers a vivid glimpse of the personal dilemmas, pressures, choices and hopes that lie beneath the horrifying headlines. We meet Majid, a Nigerian teenager who exchanged the violence of his homeland for Libya, where he was driven onto a rickety boat during Colonel Gaddafi's brutal crackdown on migrants. Mohammed was studying in Damascus until his name appeared on the draft and his parents urged him to seek safety in Europe. Instead he found himself clinging to a life raft watching his friends drown in the dark waters of the Mediterranean until rescuers finally took the traumatised survivors to Malta, where he remains stranded, unable to work and surrounded by the sea on all sides. Hanan, a mother of four from Syria, is forced to gamble her children's lives on the chance of safety for her family in Europe.While the politicians wrangle over responsibility, and the media talk in statistics, Cast Away brings to life the human consequences of the one of the most urgent humanitarian issues of our time.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Cataloging the World: Paul Otlet & the Birth of the Information Age
    Cataloging the World: Paul Otlet & the Birth of the Information Age
    ISBN: 9780199931415
    Title: Cataloging the World: Paul Otlet & the Birth of the Information Age
    Author: WRIGHT ALEX

    The dream of universal knowledge hardly started with the digital age. From the archives of Sumeria to the Library of Alexandria, humanity has long wrestled with information overload and management of intellectual output. Revived during the Renaissance and picking up pace in the Enlightenment, the dream grew and by the late nineteenth century was embraced by a number of visionaries who felt that at long last it was within their grasp.
    Among them, Paul Otlet stands out. A librarian by training, he worked at expanding the potential of the catalogue card -- the world's first information chip. From there followed universal libraries and reading rooms, connecting his native Belgium to the world -- by means of vast collections of cards that brought together everything that had ever been put to paper. Recognizing that the rapid acceleration of technology was transforming the world's intellectual landscape, Otlet devoted himself to creating a universal bibliography of all published knowledge. Ultimately totaling more than 12 million individual entries, it would evolve into the Mundaneum, a vast "city of knowledge" that opened its doors to the public in 1921. By 1934, Otlet had drawn up plans for a network of "electric telescopes" that would allow people everywhere to search through books, newspapers, photographs, and recordings, all linked together in what he termed a reseau mondial: a worldwide web. It all seemed possible, almost until the moment when the Nazis marched into Brussels and carted it all away.
    In Cataloging the World, Alex Wright places Otlet in the long continuum of visionaries and pioneers who have dreamed of unifying the world's knowledge, from H.G. Wells and Melvil Dewey to Ted Nelson and Steve Jobs. And while history has passed Otlet by, Wright shows that his legacy persists in today's networked age, where Internet corporations like Google and Twitter play much the same role that Otlet envisioned for the Mundaneum -- as the gathering and distribution channels for the world's intellectual output. In this sense, Cataloging the World is more than just the story of a failed entrepreneur; it is an ongoing story of a powerful idea that has captivated humanity from time immemorial, and that continues to inspire many of us in today's digital age."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $46.00
    $46.00
  • Catch Me If You Can
    Catch Me If You Can
    ISBN: 9781863253925
    Title: Catch Me If You Can
    Author: ABAGNALE FRANK W

    Frank W. Abagnale, alias Frank Williams, Robert Conrad, Frank Adams, and Robert Monjo, was one of the most daring con men, forgers, imposters, and escape artists in history.In his brief but notorious criminal career, Abagnale donned a pilot's uniform and copiloted a Pan Am jet, masqueraded as the supervising resident of a hospital, practiced law without a license, passed himself off as a college sociology professor, and cashed over $2.5 million in forged checks, all before he was twenty-one. Known by the police of twenty-six foreign countries and all fifty states as "The Skywayman," Abagnale lived a sumptuous life on the lam-until the law caught up with him.Now recognized as the nation's leading authority on financial foul play, Abagnale is a charming rogue whose hilarious, stranger-than-fiction international escapades, and ingenious escapes-including one from an airplane-make Catch Me If You Can an irresistible tale of deceit.
    The uproarious, bestselling true story of the world'smost sought-after con man wasimmortalized by Leonardo DiCaprio inDreamWorks' feature film.
    "I stole every nickel and blew it on fine threads, luxurious lodgings, fantastic foxes, and other sensual goodies.I partied in every capital in Europe and basked on all the world's most famous beaches."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Catherine of Braganza: Charles II's Restoration Queen
    Catherine of Braganza: Charles II's Restoration Queen
    ISBN: 9781785355691
    Title: Catherine of Braganza: Charles II's Restoration Queen
    Author: WATKINS SARAH-BETH

    Catherine of Braganza, a Portuguese princess, married Charles II in 1662 and became the merry monarch's Restoration queen. Yet life for her was not so merry - she put up with the king's many mistresses and continuous plots to remove her from the throne. She lived through times of war, plague and fire. Catherine's marriage saw many trials and tribulations including her inability to produce an heir. Yet Charles supported his queen throughout the Restoration, remaining devoted to her no matter what. Outliving her husband, she ended up back in her home country and spent her final days as queen-regent of Portugal.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00
    $31.00
  • Cave: the Inspirational Inside Story of the Thai Soccer Team Rescue
    Cave: the Inspirational Inside Story of the Thai Soccer Team Rescue
    ISBN: 9780733340130
    Title: Cave: the Inspirational Inside Story of the Thai Soccer Team Rescue
    Author: COCHRANE LIAM

    Twelve boys and one coach; ten kilometers of tunnels; one huge rescue effort. When a team of soccer players from the Wild Boar Academy Football Club - a scrappy club of undocumented migrants and outcasts - became stranded behind rising water in a labyrinthine Thai cave system, they set in train a drama that would captivate the world. Nine days later, still trapped in the dark without food, and with only water leaking through the walls to drink, their survival seemed unlikely. Yet against the odds a team of determined divers traversed floodwaters and narrow cave-ways to locate the boys - alive and hopeful. And so began one of the most daring rescues the world has seen. ABC foreign correspondent Liam Cochrane was on the ground as the dramatic events unfolded. Using his local knowledge and firsthand connections, he puts us at the centre of the story, as we witness the boys' agonizing wait, the divers' battle against muddy currents, the race to pump out flooded caves, and the work of the often-quirky international experts who flew in to help. He also reveals un-reported or little-known information about the families; the background politics; the near misses and tragedies; the burn-out; the triumph; and what the future holds for a bunch of children and their coach - whose fun excursion after soccer practice turned suddenly deadly.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Centaur
    Centaur
    ISBN: 9780857524362
    Title: Centaur
    Author: MURPHY DECLAN & RAO AMI

    Coping with your own death, when you are not yet dead, is a strange thing... A natural on a horse since he was able to walk, and imbued with a pure love of riding, Declan Murphy became one of the most brilliant jockeys of his generation before his world came crashing down at the final hurdle of a race at Haydock Park. His skull shattered in twelve places, he was believed to be dead, the last rites were read and the Racing Post published his obituary. Miraculously, and the word is not used lightly, he survived and defied medical thinking in recovering to the extent that eighteen months after his fall, he was able to saddle up for one more race. As usual, he won. For 23 years, Declan has been unable to tell his story, to bring to words existence on the frontier between life and death, to describe the incredible bond between man and horse. But now, in an extraordinary collaboration with Ami Rao, she has helped him find those words, a way to piece together what happened before, during and after, what it all meant and what it means to us all. It is a story of triumph, fear, love and loss, by turns primal, heartbreaking and inspirational, and ultimately, it is the story of hope, and of life.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Century of Wisdom :  Lessons from the Life of Alice Herz-sommer, the World's Oldest Living Holocaust Survivor
    Century of Wisdom : Lessons from the Life of Alice Herz-sommer, the World's Oldest Living Holocaust Survivor
    ISBN: 9780812992816
    Title: Century of Wisdom : Lessons from the Life of Alice Herz-sommer, the World's Oldest Living Holocaust Survivor
    Author: STOESSINGER CAROLINE

    This title provides an inspiring story of resilience and the power of optimism - the life lessons and wisdom of Alice Herz-Sommer, the world's oldest living Holocaust survivor, as gleaned from her remarkable life.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $44.00
    $44.00
  • Chanel Bonfire
    Chanel Bonfire
    ISBN: 9781451675368
    Title: Chanel Bonfire
    Author: LAWLESS WENDY

    WITH CLEAR-EYED GRACE, REFRESHING HONESTY, AND FLASHING WIT, WENDY LAWLESS TELLS THE TRUE STORY OF HER UNHINGED UPBRINGING A DISJOINTED FAIRY TALE OF A CHILDHOOD IN CHAOS
    By the time Wendy Lawless turned seventeen, she¿d known for quite some time that she didn¿t have a normal mother. But that didn¿t stop her from wanting one. . . .GEORGANN REA didn¿t bake cookies or go to PTA meetings; she wore a mink coat and always had a lit Dunhill plugged into her cigarette holder. She went through men like Kleenex, and didn¿t like dogs or children. Georgann had the ice queen beauty of a Hitchcock heroine and the cold heart to match. In a searing memoir that reads like a novel (Anne Korkeakivi, An Unexpected Guest), Wendy Lawless deftly charts the highs and lows of growing up with her younger sister in the shadow of an unstable, fabulously neglectful mother. Georgann, a real-life Holly Golightly who constantly reinvents herself as she trades up from trailer park to penthouse, suffers multiple nervous breakdowns and suicide attempts, while Wendy tries to hide the cracks in their fractured family from the rest of the world. Chanel Bonfire depicts a childhood blazed through the refined aeries of the Dakota and the swinging town houses of London, while the girls¿ beautiful but damned mother desperately searches for glamour and fulfillment. Ultimately, Wendy and her sister must choose between living their own lives and being their mother¿s warden the hardest, most painful, yet most important decision each of them will ever make.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Chanel: An Intimate Life
    Chanel: An Intimate Life
    ISBN: 9780141036854
    Title: Chanel: An Intimate Life
    Author: CHANEY LISA

    Coco Chanel was many things to many people. Raised in emotional and financial poverty, she became one of the defining figures of the twentieth century. She was mistress to aristocrats, artists and spies. She broke rules of style and decorum, seducing both men and women, yet in her work expected the highest standards. She took a 'plaything' and turned it into a global industry which defined the modern woman. Filled with new insights and thrilling discoveries, Lisa Chaney's Chanel provides the most defining and provocative portrait yet.'An unflinching examination of the historically inscrutable designer.' Vogue'Chaney is adept at elucidating Chanel's paradoxical character. A nuanced account of a contradictory, complex, quite extraordinary life.' The Times Higher Education Supplement'Chaney ably explores the complexities and inner life of her subjec.t' The Times Literary Supplement

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Changing the World Is the Only Fit Work for a Grown Man
    Changing the World Is the Only Fit Work for a Grown Man
    ISBN: 9780957151505
    Title: Changing the World Is the Only Fit Work for a Grown Man
    Author: HARRISON STEVE


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $51.00
    $51.00
  • Channel of Peace: Stranded in Gander On 9/11
    Channel of Peace: Stranded in Gander On 9/11
    ISBN: 9781487005139
    Title: Channel of Peace: Stranded in Gander On 9/11
    Author: TUERFF KEVIN

    When Kevin Tuerff and his partner boarded their flight from France to New York City on September 11, 2001, they had no idea that a few hours later the world - and their lives - would change forever. After U.S. airspace closed following the terrorist attacks, Kevin, who had been experiencing doubts about organized religion, found himself in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland, with thousands of other 9/11 refugees or "come from aways." Channel of Peace is a beautiful account of how the people of the Gander area rallied with boundless acts of generosity and compassion for the "plane people", renewing Kevin's spirituality and inspiring him to organize an annual and growing Pay It Forward 9/11 effort. His story, along with many others, has reached thousands of people since it was incorporated into the Broadway musical Come From Away, which is being adapted into an upcoming Hollywood film. In Channel of Peace, you will find an unforgettable, uplifting tale of goodwill, the strength of the human spirit, and hope.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
  • Chappelli Life, Larrikins & Cricket
    Chappelli Life, Larrikins & Cricket
    ISBN: 9781742755236
    Title: Chappelli Life, Larrikins & Cricket
    Author: CHAPPELL IAN

    This wonderful collection of stories showcases all the characters and events from the extraordinary life of an Aussie sporting immortal. Ian Chappell has plenty of strings to his bow - legendary captain of the Australian cricket team; incisive and forthright sports commentator; fearless negotiator with media magnate Kerry Packer; and slightly less fearless runner with the bulls in Pamplona. To name only a few. In Chappelli: Life and Larrikins, 'Chappelli' takes us on a relaxed, often hilarious, always fascinating journey through his life in cricket and beyond, featuring encounters with everyone from Shane Warne to Sean Connery, from Bradman to Benaud. Why did Packer call Ian 'the most difficult bastard on Earth'? What were the gut-wrenching consequences when Ian accused Dennis Lillee of being a medium-pacer? Why was Ian warned about frogs when he ran with the bulls? And why exactly did Doug Walters buy a shirt with six pockets during a tour of Sri Lanka?

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Charles Darwin: Victorian Mythmaker
    Charles Darwin: Victorian Mythmaker
    ISBN: 9781444794885
    Title: Charles Darwin: Victorian Mythmaker
    Author: WILSON A N


    A radical reappraisal of Charles Darwin from the bestselling author of Victoria: A Life.


    With the publication of On the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin--hailed as the man who "discovered evolution"--was propelled into the pantheon of great scientific thinkers, alongside Galileo, Copernicus, and Newton. Eminent writer A. N. Wilson challenges this long-held assumption. Contextualizing Darwin and his ideas, he offers a groundbreaking critical look at this revered figure in modern science.


    In this beautifully written, deeply erudite portrait, Wilson argues that Darwin was not an original scientific thinker, but a ruthless and determined self-promoter who did not credit the many great sages whose ideas he advanced in his book. Furthermore, Wilson contends that religion and Darwinism have much more in common than it would seem, for the acceptance of Darwin's theory involves a pretty significant leap of faith.


    Armed with an extraordinary breadth of knowledge, Wilson explores how Darwin and his theory were very much a product of their place and time. The "Survival of the Fittest" was really the Survival of Middle Class families like the Darwins--members of a relatively new economic strata who benefited from the rising Industrial Revolution at the expense of the working classes. Following Darwin's theory, the wretched state of the poor was an outcome of nature, not the greed and neglect of the moneyed classes. In a paradigm-shifting conclusion, Wilson suggests that it remains to be seen, as this class dies out, whether the Darwinian idea will survive, or whether it, like other Victorian fads, will become a footnote in our intellectual history.


    Brilliant, daring, and ambitious, Charles Darwin explores this legendary man as never before, and challenges us to reconsider our understanding of both Darwin and modern science itself.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Charles Williams: the Third Inkling
    Charles Williams: the Third Inkling
    ISBN: 9780199284153
    Title: Charles Williams: the Third Inkling
    Author: LINDOP GREVEL

    This is the first full biography of Charles Williams (1886-1945), an extraordinary and controversial figure who was a central member of the Inklings--the group of Oxford writers that included C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. Charles Williams--novelist, poet, theologian, magician and guru--was the strangest, most multi-talented, and most controversial member of the group.
    He was a pioneering fantasy writer, who still has a cult following. C.S. Lewis thought his poems on King Arthur and the Holy Grail were among the best poetry of the twentieth century for "the soaring and gorgeous novelty of their technique, and their profound wisdom." But Williams was full of contradictions. An influential theologian, Williams was also deeply involved in the occult, experimenting extensively with magic, practicing erotically-tinged rituals, and acquiring a following of devoted disciples.
    Membership of the Inklings, whom he joined at the outbreak of the Second World War, was only the final phase in a remarkable career. From a poor background in working-class London, Charles Williams rose to become an influential publisher, a successful dramatist, and an innovative literary critic. His friends and admirers included T.S. Eliot, W.H. Auden, Dylan Thomas, and the young Philip Larkin.
    A charismatic personality, he held left-wing political views, and believed that the Christian churches had dangerously undervalued sexuality. To redress the balance, he developed a "Romantic Theology," aiming at an approach to God through sexual love. He became the most admired lecturer in wartime Oxford, influencing a generation of young writers before dying suddenly at the height of his powers.
    This biography draws on a wealth of documents, letters and private papers, many never before opened to researchers, and on more than twenty interviews with people who knew Williams. It vividly recreates the bizarre and dramatic life of this strange, uneasy genius, of whom Eliot wrote, "For him there was no frontier between the material and the spiritual world."


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $63.00
    $63.00
  • Chase the Rainbow
    Chase the Rainbow
    ISBN: 9781471160707
    Title: Chase the Rainbow
    Author: BELL POORNA

    'A candid, warm, sad, surprisingly funny, raw, brave, bittersweet book.' - MATT HAIG&
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    'Chase the Rainbow is a game-changing book. Poorna Bell's moving account of the pressures on modern men could be a life-saver. This is a brave and bold work that will inspire us all to talk openly and honestly about depression once and for all. Everyone should read this book.' - ARIANNA HUFFINGTON
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    An honest yet uplifting account of a woman's life affected (but not defined) by the suicide of her husband and the deadly paradox of modern-day masculinity.
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    Punk rocker, bird nerd and book lover Rob Bell had a full, happy life.& He had a loving wife, a big-bottomed dog named Daisy and a career as a respected science journalist. But beneath the carefully cultivated air of machoism and the need to help other people, he struggled with mental health and a drug addiction that began as a means to self-medicate his illness. In 2015, he ended his life in New Zealand on a winter's night.&

    But what happened? How did a middle-class Catholic boy from the suburbs, who had an ocean of people who loved him, and a brain the size of a planet, end up dying alone by his own hand? How did it get to this point? &

    In the search to find out about the man she loved, and how he arrived at that desperate, dark moment, Poorna Bell, Executive Editor of The Huffington Post UK, went on a journey spanning New Zealand, India and England to discover more about him.

    A month after his death, she shared her personal tragedy in an open letter to Rob on the site, which went on to be read by hundreds of thousands of people across the world. This is Poorna's story, not only of how she met the man of her dreams and fell in love, but also Rob's story and how he suffered with depression since childhood and had secretly been battling addiction as a means to cope with the illness.
    Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 45 and a staggering 1 in 4 of us will experience mental illness disease at some point in our lives, but the stigma surrounding mental health means that millions still suffer in silence.

    Chase& the& Rainbow& is an affecting, poetic, and deeply personal journey which teaches to seek hope and happiness, even in the most tragic of circumstances. Shattering the stigma surrounding depression and suicide, Poorna Bell challenges us talk about what we most fear, and to better understand the personal struggles of those closest to us.
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    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Cheer Up Love: Adventures in Depression With the Crab of Hate
    Cheer Up Love: Adventures in Depression With the Crab of Hate
    ISBN: 9781473632042
    Title: Cheer Up Love: Adventures in Depression With the Crab of Hate
    Author: CALMAN SUSAN

    'HEARTBREAKING AND HEART-WARMING: UNMISSABLE' Damian Barr, Metro
    'DEEPLY HONEST, SURPRISINGLY HILARIOUS AND UPLIFTING' The Pool

    Susan Calman is a well known comedian and writer who has appeared on countless radio and television programmes. Her solo stand up show, Susan Calman is Convicted, was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and dealt with subjects like the death penalty, appearance and depression.
    The reaction to the show she wrote about mental health was so positive that she wanted to expand on the show and write a more detailed account of surviving when you're the world's most negative person.
    The Crab of Hate is the personification of Calman's depression and her version of the notorious Black Dog. A constant companion in her life, the Crab has provided her with the best, and very worst of times.This is a very personal memoir of how, after many years and with a lot of help and talking, she has embraced her dark side and realised that she can be the most joyous sad person you'll ever meet.
    CHEER UP LOVE IS FUNNY, POIGNANT AND (HOPEFULLY) INFORMATIVE.
    IT'S ALWAYS GOOD TO TALK.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Cheer Up Love: Further Adventures of the Crab of Hate
    Cheer Up Love: Further Adventures of the Crab of Hate
    ISBN: 9781473632028
    Title: Cheer Up Love: Further Adventures of the Crab of Hate
    Author: CALMAN SUSAN

    Susan Calman has depression and she's not alone in that. Despite being one of the funniest women in the UK (OK, the world) she has had her own black dog, the "Crab of Hate," whispering in her ear since she can remember. And her answer? To talk about it.
    A woman who measures the length of her depression by box sets ("Cracker" good, "West Wing" bad) and who has made therapy more of a hobby than a medical requirement, Susan has written the book on what's it's like to be gloomy and enjoy it. Certain that the world needs people with a more cynical outlook on life, the book is a celebration of what she, and if statistics are to be believed, one in four of us, go through daily.
    "Cheer Up Love" is a survivor's guide to modern life on the dark side.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Children of the Stone: the Healing Power of Music in a Hard Land
    Children of the Stone: the Healing Power of Music in a Hard Land
    ISBN: 9781408853047
    Title: Children of the Stone: the Healing Power of Music in a Hard Land
    Author: TOLAN SANDY

    'Children of the Stone' is the unlikely story of Ramzi Hussein Aburedwan, a boy from a Palestinian refugee camp in Ramallah who confronts the occupying army, gets an education, masters an instrument, dreams of something much bigger than himself, and then inspires scores of others to work with him to make that dream a reality.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Chinese Cinderella: the Secret Story of an Unwanted Daughter
    Chinese Cinderella: the Secret Story of an Unwanted Daughter
    ISBN: 9780141304878
    Title: Chinese Cinderella: the Secret Story of an Unwanted Daughter
    Author: MAH ADELINE YEN

    Jung-ling's family considers her bad luck because her mother died giving birth to her. They discriminate against her and make her feel unwanted yet she yearns and continuously strives for her parents' love. Her stepmother is vindictive and cruel and her father dismissive. Jung-ling grows up to be an academic child, with a natural ability for writing. Only her aunt and grandfather offer her any love and kindness. The story is of survival in the light of the mental and physical cruelty of her stepmother and the disloyalty of her siblings. Jung-ling blossoms in spite of everything and the story ends as her father agrees to let her study in England.A Puffin Modern Classic edition of this bestselling autobiography, celebrating ten years of publication.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Christ Stopped at Eboli: Story of a Year
    Christ Stopped at Eboli: Story of a Year
    ISBN: 9780374530099
    Title: Christ Stopped at Eboli: Story of a Year
    Author: LEVI CARLO

    It was to Lucania, a desolate land in southern Italy, that Carlo Levi a doctor, painter, philosopher, and man of letters was confined as a political prisoner because of his opposition to Italy's Fascist government at the start of the Ethiopian war in 1935. While there, Levi reflected on the harsh landscape and its inhabitants, peasants who lived the same lives their ancestors had, constantly fearing black magic and the near presence of death. In so doing, Levi offered a starkly beautiful and moving account of a place and a people living outside the boundaries of progress and time."

    Price: $33.00

    $33.00
  • Christopher & His Kind 1929-1939
    Christopher & His Kind 1929-1939
    ISBN: 9780374535223
    Title: Christopher & His Kind 1929-1939
    Author: ISHERWOOD CHRISTOPHER

    Originally published in 1976, Christopher and His Kind covers the most memorable ten years in the writer's life - from 1928, when Christopher Isherwood left England to spend a week in Berlin and decided to stay there indefinitely, to 1939, when he arrived in America. His friends and colleagues during this time included W. H. Auden, Stephen Spender, and E. M. Forster, as well as colorful figures he met in Germany and later fictionalized in his two Berlin novels - and who appeared again, fictionalized to an even greater degree, in I Am a Camera and Cabaret. What most impressed the first readers of this memoir, however, was the candor with which he describes his life in gay Berlin of the 1930s and his struggles to save his companion, a German man named Heinz, from the Nazis. An engrossing and dramatic story and a fascinating glimpse into a little-known world, Christopher and His Kind remains one of Isherwood's greatest achievements.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Churchill
    Churchill
    ISBN: 9780143117995
    Title: Churchill
    Author: JOHNSON PAUL

    In Churchill, critically acclaimed historian Paul Johnson explores the complex and fascinating character of Winston Churchill-the soldier, orator, and statesman who shined brightest during Britain's darkest hours. From his forays into the far-flung corners of the empire as cavalry officer and correspondent to his warnings of impending crisis as historian and Parliamentarian, Churchill faced the winds and tides of change with remarkable versatility and tenacity. "A brilliant writer . in full command of the music of words."-Baltimore Sun

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History
    Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History
    ISBN: 9781444783056
    Title: Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History
    Author: JOHNSON BORIS

    'The point of the Churchill Factor is that one man can make all the difference.' Marking the fiftieth anniversary of Winston Churchill's death, Boris Johnson explores what makes up the 'Churchill Factor' - the singular brilliance of one of the most important leaders of the twentieth century. Taking on the myths and misconceptions along with the outsized reality, he portrays - with characteristic wit and passion-a man of multiple contradictions, contagious bravery, breath-taking eloquence, matchless strategizing, and deep humanity. Fearless on the battlefield, Churchill had to be ordered by the King to stay out of action on D-Day; he pioneered aerial bombing, yet hated the destruction of war and scorned politicians who had not experienced its horrors. He was a celebrated journalist, a great orator and won the Nobel Prize for Literature. He was famous for his ability to combine wining and dining with many late nights of crucial wartime decision-making. His open-mindedness made him a pioneer in health care, education, and social welfare, though he remained incorrigibly politically incorrect.Most of all, as Boris Johnson says, 'Churchill is the resounding human rebuttal to all who think history is the story of vast and impersonal economic forces'. THE CHURCHILL FACTOR is a book to be enjoyed not only by anyone interested in history: it is essential reading for anyone who wants to know what makes a great leader.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Churchill the Supreme Survivor
    Churchill the Supreme Survivor
    ISBN: 9780955712739
    Title: Churchill the Supreme Survivor
    Author: BEASLEY A W

    'It is refreshing,' writes Sir Peter de la Billiere in his foreword to this book, 'to have an account of Churchill that breaks new ground.' And this book does indeed break new ground, in describing and analysing the large and various sequence of illnesses and accidents that befell Winston Churchill, and would surely have defeated a lesser man. If Churchill had not been the supreme survivor he was, the history of the world would have taken a very different course in the first half of the twentieth century. Most of Sir Winston's life was lived in pre-antibiotic days, and we are reminded of the limitations of medical care when he developed pneumonia in his youth, or fell nine metres out of a tree, or (with similar mechanical forces involved) was knocked down by a car in New York in 1931.

    These events and many more, described without resort to jargon and generously illustrated, form the substance of this book.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $63.00
    $63.00
  • Churchill: the Life an Authorised Pictorial Biography
    Churchill: the Life an Authorised Pictorial Biography
    ISBN: 9781844038596
    Title: Churchill: the Life an Authorised Pictorial Biography
    Author: ARTHUR MAX


    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. 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.


    Together 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.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Cicely Saunders: A Life & Legacy
    Cicely Saunders: A Life & Legacy
    ISBN: 9780190637934
    Title: Cicely Saunders: A Life & Legacy
    Author: CLARK DAVID

    Born at the end of World War One into a prosperous London family, Cicely Saunders struggled at school before gaining entry to Oxford University to read Politics, Philosophy and Economics. As World War Two gained momentum, she quit academic study to train as a nurse, thereby igniting her lifelong interest in caring for others. Following a back injury, she became a medical social worker, and then in her late 30s, qualified as a physician. By now her focus was on a hugely neglected area of modern health services: the care of the dying. When she opened the world's first modern hospice in 1967 a quiet revolution got underway. Education, research, and clinical practice were combined in a model of 'total care' for terminally ill patients and their families that quickly had a massive impact.

    In Cicely Saunders: A Life and Legacy, David Clark draws on interviews, correspondence, and the publications of Cicely Saunders to tell the remarkable story of how she pursued her goals through the complexity of her personal life, the skepticism of others, and the pervasive influence of her religious faith. When she died in 2005, her legacy was firmly established in the growing field of hospice and palliative care, which had now gained global recognition.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $86.00

    $86.00
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