• 100 Children's Books: That Inspire Our World
    100 Children's Books: That Inspire Our World
    ISBN: 9781911641087
    Title: 100 Children's Books: That Inspire Our World
    Author: SALTER COLIN


    An amazing collection of the most beloved, original, inspiring, hysterical, heart-warming, compelling, rude and downright scary books that have enchanted children the world over.


    In& 100 Children's Books That Inspired Our World, author Colin Salter brings together an exceptional collection of truly groundbreaking children's books - from Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer to the graphic novels of Dr. Seuss. All the classic children's authors are represented with one stand-out book, plus mentions for their best-known works. Ordered chronologically, the book features favourite children's books ranging from Victorian classics to modern day bestsellers.

    Entries include: Alice in Wonderland, Treasure Island, Charlotte's Web, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Matilda, Watership Down, Tales of Hans Christian Anderson, Grimms Fairy Tales, Peter Pan, A Bear Called Paddington, The Snowman, The Secret Garden, How to Train Your Dragon, Anne of Green Gables, Harry Potter, James and the Giant Peach, The Gruffalo, Mr Men, Coraline, Herge's Adventures of TinTin, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Finn Family Moomintroll, Swiss Family Robinson, Heidi, The Hobbit, The Red Balloon, The Jungle Book, Mary Poppins, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, His Dark Materials, The Railway Children, Noddy, The House at Pooh Corner, The Sheep Pig, Stig of the Dump, Fungus the Bogeyman, Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, Secret Seven, Famous Five, Black Beauty, The Diary of a Young Girl, The Boy in Striped Pyjamas, Artemis Fowl and many more who lived happily ever after.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • 100 Great Books in Haiku (Pop Penguin)
    100 Great Books in Haiku (Pop Penguin)
    ISBN: 9780141399423
    Title: 100 Great Books in Haiku (Pop Penguin)
    Author: BADER DAVID

    In the sixteenth century, Zen monks in Japan developed the haiku, an unrhymed poetic form consisting of 17 syllables arranged in three lines. Now, in One Hundred Great Books in Haiku, David Bader has applied this ancient poetic form to the classics. From Homer to Milton to Dostyevsky, the great books are finally within reach of even the shortest attention spans!

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.00
    $14.00
  • 100 Writers
    100 Writers
    ISBN: 9781855147423
    Title: 100 Writers
    Author: MACLEOD CATHARINE


    This richly illustrated gift book showcases 100 portraits of writers, authors and essayists held in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London, from William Shakespeare to Malala Yousafzai. An illustrated introductory text looks at the relationship between the written word and visual arts.
    100 Writers includes 16th-century works through to contemporary portraits, with a focus on writers who have made an important contribution to a number of areas such as literature, history, philosophy and politics, bringing varied disciplines and periods into one publication. Select works are also accompanied by quotations taken from interviews, essays and the sitter's most acclaimed works.
    Featured writers include Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare, George Eliot, Zadie Smith, Stephen Hawking, Virginia Woolf, George Orwell, Sylvia Plath, Harold Pinter, Jean Rhys, Kazuo Ishiguro, Roald Dahl, Carol Ann Duffy, Malala Yousafzai, Charles Darwin, Emily Bront and Samuel Pepys.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die
    1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die
    ISBN: 9781760524036
    Title: 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die
    Author: BOXALL PETER ED

    Delve into the pages of this sumptuously illustrated book and take a tour of the greatest novels that the world has to offer. Fully updated for 2018.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • 30-Second Literature: The 50 Most Important Styles, Forms & Genres of Literature, Each Explained in Half a Minute
    30-Second Literature: The 50 Most Important Styles, Forms & Genres of Literature, Each Explained in Half a Minute
    ISBN: 9781782408444
    Title: 30-Second Literature: The 50 Most Important Styles, Forms & Genres of Literature, Each Explained in Half a Minute
    Author: BERTHOUD ELLA

    Whether you're looking for a new author or genre to explore, 30-Second Literature provides you with summaries of the major literary genres, styles and histories.

    Part of the 30-Second series, this introductory guide to literature is split into 7 chapters that cover:
    • The History of Literature - from Sanskrit to Modernism
    • The Novel - in all its glorious& genres
    • Literary Prose - non-fiction from diaries to philosophies
    • Poetry - from the sonnet to the haiku
    • Drama - interesting theatrical forms and genres
    • Literary Devices - the techniques authors use in their works
    • Literary Styles - the& features and history of different styles of writing
    Each topic is summarized in 300 words and contains a small bibliography for you to expand your bookworm horizons. You can also brush up on literary terms ahead of that book-club meeting, as each chapter features its own glossary. Interspersed throughout the book are profiles of key literary figures that have impacted one of our most beloved hobbies.
    Literature is not just any written work; it is work that has stood the test of time, that is most widely thought to be of lasting merit. Just how& particular books are elevated to literary status, reflects the values and judgements of society and mirrors the development of civilisation. This book is a broad overview of the multitude of voices used to describe our human experience.

    If you like this, you might also be interested in 30-Second Mythology . . .



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • America's Greatest Library: An Illustrated Chronology of the Library of Congress
    America's Greatest Library: An Illustrated Chronology of the Library of Congress
    ISBN: 9781911282136
    Title: America's Greatest Library: An Illustrated Chronology of the Library of Congress
    Author: COLE JOHN Y.


    Packed with fascinating facts, compelling images, and little-known nuggets of information, this new go-to illustrated guide to the history of the Library of Congress will appeal to history buffs and general readers alike. It distils over two hundred years of history into an engaging read that makes a Washington icon relevant today.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $72.00
    $72.00
  • American Canon: Literary Genius from Emerson to le Guin
    American Canon: Literary Genius from Emerson to le Guin
    ISBN: 9781598536409
    Title: American Canon: Literary Genius from Emerson to le Guin
    Author: BLOOM HAROLD & MIKICS DAVID (ED)

    Our foremost literary critic celebrates the American pantheon of great writers from Emerson and Whitman to Hurston and Ellison, to Ursula K. LeGuin, Philip Roth, and Thomas Pynchon.

    Harold Bloom is our greatest living student of literature, "a colossus among critics" (The New York Times) and a "master entertainer" (Newsweek). Over the course of a remarkable career spanning more than half a century, in such best-selling books as The Western Canonand Shakespeare- The Invention of the Human, he transformed the way we look at the masterworks of western literature. Now, in the first collection devoted to his illuminating writings specifically on American literature, Bloom reflects on the surprising ways American writers have influenced each other across more than two centuries. The American Canongathers five decades of Bloom's essays, occasional pieces, and introductions as well as excerpts from several of his books, weaving them together into an unrivalled tour of the great American bookshelf. Always a champion of aesthetic power, Bloom tells the story of our national literature in terms of artistic struggle against powerful predecessors and the American thirst for selfhood. All of the visionary American writers who have long preoccupied Bloom--Emerson and Whitman, Hawthorne and Melville, and Dickinson, Faulkner, Crane, Frost, Stevens, and Bishop--are here, along with Hemingway, James, O'Connor, Ellison, Hurston, LeGuin, Ashbery and many others. Bloom's enthusiasm for these American geniuses is contagious, and he reminds us how these writers have shaped our sense of who we are, and how they can summon us to be yet better versions of ourselves.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Associated Press Guide to News Writing, 2 Edition
    Associated Press Guide to News Writing, 2 Edition
    ISBN: 9780768943733
    Title: Associated Press Guide to News Writing, 2 Edition
    Author: PETERSON'S


    The Associated Press Guide to News Writing, is the standard professional resource for both novice and experienced news writers. This practical handbook is the ideal writing style guide for all reporters, writers, editors, and English and journalism students. It covers all the essentials of good news writing, according to the styles and guidelines set forth by the Associated Press--with lively examples from today's newspapers. This authoritative guide includes:
  • Professional advice about crafting a good feature story
  • In-depth reviews of important principles in news writing
  • Expert guidance on writing concise, informative copy, source citations, and more.
  • Clear and instructive discussions of specialized styles.


  • Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
$34.00
  • Better Books / Better Bookz: Art, Anarchy, Apostasy, Counter-Culture & the New Avant-garde
    Better Books / Better Bookz: Art, Anarchy, Apostasy, Counter-Culture & the New Avant-garde
    ISBN: 9783960984580
    Title: Better Books / Better Bookz: Art, Anarchy, Apostasy, Counter-Culture & the New Avant-garde
    Author: HEIL AXEL, KESHVANI ROZEMIN & WEIBEL PETER

    In the 1960s and '70s, the legendary independent London bookstore Better Books, located on the Charing Cross Road, was the hub for Britain's counterculture, with the likes of Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, Alexander Trocchi, John Latham, Jeff Nuttall, Bob Cobbing, Barry Miles and Gustav Metzger regularly giving readings and performances or exhibiting their works. Countless other writers and artists got their start there by encountering the books, authors or artists that would determine their vocations and change their lives. With its unique range of small-press/underground literature, poetry readings, film screenings and happenings, Better Books was the hub of London's 1960s counterculture scene. This book is the first to examine this special historic moment. Gathering archival documents, previously unpublished texts and photographs with the voices of the protagonists who launched this revolution, this volume provides a secret history of the real London counterculture.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $85.00
    $85.00
  • Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany for People Who Love Books
    Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany for People Who Love Books
    ISBN: 9781452167237
    Title: Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany for People Who Love Books
    Author: MOUNT JANE

    Perfect gift for book lovers, writers and your book club


    Book lovers rejoice! In this love letter to all things bookish, Jane Mount brings literary people, places, and things to life through her signature and vibrant illustrations.


    Readers of Jane Mount'sBibliophile will delight in:

    • Touring the world's most beautiful bookstores
    • Testing their knowledge of the written word with quizzes
    • Finding their next great read in lovingly curated stacks of books
    • Sampling the most famous fictional meals
    • Peeking inside the workspaces of their favorite authors

    A source of endless inspiration, literary facts and recommendations:Bibliophile is pure bookish joy and sure to enchant book clubbers, English majors, poetry devotees, aspiring writers, and any and all who identify as book lovers.


    If you have read or own:I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life; The Written World: The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, and Civilization; orHow to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines; then you will want to read and own Jane Mount'sBibliophile.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Bibliostyle: How We Live at Home with Books
    Bibliostyle: How We Live at Home with Books
    ISBN: 9781743795910
    Title: Bibliostyle: How We Live at Home with Books
    Author: FREUDENBERGER NINA


    'A room without books is like a body without soul.' - Cicero
    &
    In Bibliostyle, interior designer Nina Freudenberger teams up with& New Yorker writer Sadie Stein, and Architectural Digest photographer Shade Degges to celebrate the beauty of books and the personal touch they bring to the homes they live in.
    &
    Though books are beautiful objects in their own right, our connection to them goes beyond the physical. In every home featured in Bibliostyle, the library is the undisputed heart of the home, a place that holds the homeowner's passions, values and stories& in its& books.
    &
    With its gorgeous photography, Bibliostyle offers a peek into the private libraries of passionate readers from all over the world and all walks of life, including Karle Ove Knausgaard, Art Spiegelman and Françoise Mouly, Silvia Whitman and Phillip Lim. Featuring an abundance of& rare collections, floor-to-ceiling shelves and stacks upon stacks of books, Bibliostyle is a visual feast and inspiration for every bibliophile.
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    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Book Business: What Everyone Needs to Know
    Book Business: What Everyone Needs to Know
    ISBN: 9780190628048
    Title: Book Business: What Everyone Needs to Know
    Author: SHATZKIN MIKE & RIGER ROBERT PARIS

    For all the ways books influence, teach, challenge, and connect us, we still remain in the dark as to where they come from and how the mysterious world of publishing works. From concerns over the alleged death of print and the rise of Amazon to the beginnings of modern publishing, Mike Shatzkin and Robert Paris Riger provide a succinct and insightful survey, Ideal for those looking to gain a foothold in the business and seasoned industry experts alike, The Book Business answers questions from basic to cutting-edge at a time of unprecedented flux. Book jacket.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Books That Saved My Life: Reading for Wisdom, Solace & Pleasure
    Books That Saved My Life: Reading for Wisdom, Solace & Pleasure
    ISBN: 9781922268471
    Title: Books That Saved My Life: Reading for Wisdom, Solace & Pleasure
    Author: MCGIRR MICHAEL

    Great literature is thrilling. It will feed your hungry mind and take your heart on a journey. It will help you on the wonderful path to one of life's most elusive and hard-won freedoms, freedom from the ego.

    Here is a book about the sheer joy of living, exploring forty texts that can enrich us in all manner of ways. Some are recent, such as Harry Potter; some ancient, such as Homer and Lao Tzu. There are memoirs (Nelson Mandela), poetry (Les Murray) and many of the world's great novels, from George Eliot's Middlemarch to Toni Morrison's Beloved. This book uses them to muse upon life in all its glorious complexity.

    Our guide, in entertaining short accounts of personal encounters with these works, is Michael McGirr- schoolteacher and father, reviewer of hundreds of books and lifelong lover of literature. His humour and insight shine through in essays that connect the texts he has selected with each other, and connect us to them.

    This is the ideal companion for a keen reader-and it may just inspire someone you know to become one, too. Never prescriptive, and often very funny, Books that Saved My Life is an invitation to reflect on the extraordinary gift of reading. 'It is a gift that is taking me a lifetime to unwrap,' McGirr writes. 'The excitement has never worn off.'


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Bowie's Books: The Hundred Literary Heroes Who Changed His Life
    Bowie's Books: The Hundred Literary Heroes Who Changed His Life
    ISBN: 9781526605801
    Title: Bowie's Books: The Hundred Literary Heroes Who Changed His Life
    Author: O'CONNELL JOHN

    'What is your idea of perfect happiness?' 'Reading.''What is the quality you most like in a man?''The ability to return books.'Three years before he died, David Bowie made a list of the one hundred books that had transformed his life - a list that formed something akin to an autobiography. From Madame Bovary to A Clockwork Orange, the Iliad to the Beano, these were the publications that had fuelled his creativity and shaped who he was. In Bowie's Books, John O'Connell explores this list in the form of one hundred short essays, each offering a perspective on the man, performer and creator that is Bowie, his work as an artist and the era that he lived in.Bowie's Books is much more than a list of books you should read in your lifetime: it is a unique insight into one of the greatest minds of our times, and an indispensable part of the legacy that Bowie left behind.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Burning Down the House Essays on Fiction
    Burning Down the House Essays on Fiction
    ISBN: 9781555975081
    Title: Burning Down the House Essays on Fiction
    Author: BAXTER CHARLES


    Graywolf reissues one of its most successful essay collections with two new essays and a new foreword by Charles Baxter


    As much a rumination on the state of literature as a technical manual for aspiring writers, Burning Down the House has been enjoyed by readers and taught in classrooms for more than a decade. Readers are rewarded with thoughtful analysis, humorous one-liners, and plenty of brushfires that continue burning long after the book is closed.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition
    Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition
    ISBN: 9780226287058
    Title: Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition
    Author: 17TH EDITION

    Technologies may change, but the need for clear and accurate communication never goes out of style. That is why for more than one hundred years The Chicago Manual of Style has remained the definitive guide for anyone who works with words.

    In the seven years since the previous edition debuted, we have seen an extraordinary evolution in the way we create and share knowledge. This seventeenth edition of The Chicago Manual of Style has been prepared with an eye toward how we find, create, and cite information that readers are as likely to access from their pockets as from a bookshelf. It offers updated guidelines on electronic workflows and publication formats, tools for PDF annotation and citation management, web accessibility standards, and effective use of metadata, abstracts, and keywords. It recognizes the needs of those who are self-publishing or following open access or Creative Commons publishing models. The citation chapters reflect the ever-expanding universe of electronic sources--including social media posts and comments, private messages, and app content--and also offer updated guidelines on such issues as DOIs, time stamps, and e-book locators.

    Other improvements are independent of technological change. The chapter on grammar and usage includes an expanded glossary of problematic words and phrases and a new section on syntax as well as updated guidance on gender-neutral pronouns and bias-free language. Key sections on punctuation and basic citation style have been reorganized and clarified. To facilitate navigation, headings and paragraph titles have been revised and clarified throughout. And the bibliography has been updated and expanded to include the latest and best resources available.

    This edition continues to reflect expert insights gathered from Chicago's own staff and from an advisory board of publishing experts from across the profession. It also includes suggestions inspired by emails, calls, and even tweets from readers. No matter how much the means of communication change, The Chicago Manual of Style remains the ultimate resource for those who care about getting the details right.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $131.00

    $131.00
  • Children's Literature: the New Critical Idiom
    Children's Literature: the New Critical Idiom
    ISBN: 9781138667952
    Title: Children's Literature: the New Critical Idiom
    Author: HINTZ CARRIE


    Children's Literature is an accessible introduction to this engaging field. Carrie Hintz offers a defining conceptual overview of children's literature that presents its competing histories, its cultural contexts, and the theoretical debates it has instigated.



    Positioned within the wider field of adult literary, film, and television culture, this book also covers:



    • Ideological and political movements
    • Children's literature in the age of globalization
    • Postcolonial literature, ecocriticism, and animal studies


    Each chapter includes a case study featuring well-known authors and titles, including Charlotte's Web, Edward Lear, and Laura Ingalls Wilder. With a comprehensive glossary and further reading, this book is invaluable reading for anyone studying Children's Literature.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Children's Picturebooks: The Art of Visual Storytelling
    Children's Picturebooks: The Art of Visual Storytelling
    ISBN: 9781786275738
    Title: Children's Picturebooks: The Art of Visual Storytelling
    Author: SALISBURY MARTIN AND STYLES MORAG

    Children's picturebooks are the very first books we encounter and play a major role in introducing us to both art and language. But what does it take to create a successful picturebook for children? This revised edition of a bestselling title carries invaluable insight into a highly productive, dynamic sector of the publishing world. Featuring interviews with leading illustrators and publishers from across the world, it remains essential reading for students and aspiring children's book illustrators and writers.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Complete Flags of the World
    Complete Flags of the World
    ISBN: 9781409353713
    Title: Complete Flags of the World
    Author: DORLING KINDERSLEY

    Explore the world, flag by flag

    From Antigua to New Zealand discover the flags of the world with this updated edition of Complete Flags of the World.

    Learn all about flags from around the world - from the meaning behind country flags, national flags, world flags, state flags and naval flags to the meanings of flag symbols. Spanning geography, communications, politics, sport, history, culture, design and art, this is the ultimate book of flags, covering over 400 flags and flag history, explaining the widespread use and significance of flags and flag design. Each national flag is covered: detailed notes and annotations will tell you all about its history, design development, the significance of colours, symbols, crests and coats of arms and any recent changes.

    Complete Flags of the World (previous ISBN 9781405333023) is the perfect guide to flags for the budding vexillophile.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Confessions of a Bookseller
    Confessions of a Bookseller
    ISBN: 9781788162302
    Title: Confessions of a Bookseller
    Author: BYTHELL SHAUN

    "Do you have a list of your books, or do I just have to stare at them?"Shaun Bythell is the owner of The Bookshop in Wigtown, Scotland. With more than a mile of shelving, real log fires in the shop and the sea lapping nearby, the shop should be an idyll for bookworms. Unfortunately, Shaun also has to contend with bizarre requests from people who don't understand what a shop is, home invasions during the Wigtown Book Festival and Granny, his neurotic Italian assistant who likes digging for river mud to make poultices.The Diary of a Bookseller (soon to be a major TV series) introduced us to the joys and frustrations of life lived in books. Sardonic and sympathetic in equal measure, Confessions of a Bookseller will reunite readers with the characters they've come to know and love.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Consider This
    Consider This
    ISBN: 9781472155511
    Title: Consider This
    Author: PALAHNIUK CHUCK


    Renowned, bestselling novelist Chuck Palahniuk takes us behind the scenes of the writing life, with postcards from decades on the road and incredible examination of the power of fiction and the art of storytelling.


    In this spellbinding blend of memoir and insight, bestselling author Chuck Palahniuk shares stories and generous advice on what makes writing powerful and what makes for powerful writing.


    With advice grounded in years of careful study and a keenly observed life, Palahniuk combines practical advice and concrete examples from beloved classics, his own books, and a "kitchen-table MFA" culled from an evolving circle of beloved authors and artists, with anecdotes, postcards from the road, and much more.


    Clear-eyed, sensitive, illuminating, and knowledgeable, Consider This is Palahniuk's love letter to stories and storytellers, booksellers and books themselves. Consider it a classic in the making.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Cultural Amnesia: Notes in the Margin of My Time
    Cultural Amnesia: Notes in the Margin of My Time
    ISBN: 9780330481755
    Title: Cultural Amnesia: Notes in the Margin of My Time
    Author: JAMES CLIVE

    âe~One stupendous starburst of wild brillianceâe(tm) SIMON SCHAMA âe~Aphoristic and acutely provocative: a crash course in civilizationâe(tm) J. M. COETZEE Organized from A through Z, and containing over 100 essays, Cultural Amnesia is the ultimate guide to the twentieth century. âe~This is a beautiful book. James proves himself not only to be in possession of a towering intellect, but a singular ability to communicate his passionsâe(tm) Observer âe~Witty, insightful and unashamedly erudite, the book is a superb miscellany of 20th-century cultural and political subjectsâe(tm) The Sunday Times âe~Over the past forty years James has been scribbling notes in the margins of the books he has read . . . and this is the result. Clever, contentious and funnyâe(tm) Guardian âe~An eclectic journey through the 20th century, as Clive James explores the careers of luminaries such as Charles de Gaulle and Charlie Chaplinâe(tm) Daily Express

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Devil's Dictionary
    Devil's Dictionary
    ISBN: 9781851245079
    Title: Devil's Dictionary
    Author: BIERCE AMBROSE

    The Devil's Dictionary Ambrose Bierce The Devil's Dictionary is a satirical dictionary written by American journalist and author Ambrose Bierce. Originally published in 1906 as The Cynic's Word Book, it features Bierce's witty and often ironic spin on many common English words. Retitled in 1911, it has been followed by numerous "unabridged" versions compiled after Bierce's death, which include definitions absent from earlier editions.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $36.00
    $36.00
  • Diary of a Bookseller
    Diary of a Bookseller
    ISBN: 9781781258637
    Title: Diary of a Bookseller
    Author: BYTHELL SHAUN

    Hilarious, wry, and charming, Shaun Bythell's stories from his second-hand bookshop in remotest Scotland are sure to delight readers of all stripes.The Diary of a Bookseller is the funny and fascinating memoir of Shaun Bythell's experiences at the helm of The Bookshop, Scotland's largest second hand bookstore-and the delightfully unusual staff members, eccentric customers, and surreal buying trips to crumbling estates and auction houses that make up his life there.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Don't Hide the Madness: William S. Burroughs in Conversation with Allen Ginsberg
    Don't Hide the Madness: William S. Burroughs in Conversation with Allen Ginsberg
    ISBN: 9781941110706
    Title: Don't Hide the Madness: William S. Burroughs in Conversation with Allen Ginsberg
    Author: BURROUGHS WILLIAM S. & GINSBERG ALLEN

    Two seminal figures of the Beat movement, Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs, discuss literary influences and personal history in a never-before-published three-day conversation following the release of the David Cronenberg film of Burroughs' classic novel Naked Lunch. The visit coincided with the shamanic exorcism of the demon that Burroughs believed had caused him to fatally shoot his common law wife, Joan Vollmer Burroughs, in 1951--the event that Burroughs believed had driven his work as a writer. The conversation is interspersed with photographs by Ginsberg revealing Burroughs's daily activities from his painting studio to the shooting range. DON'T HIDE THE MADNESS presents an important, hitherto unpublished primary document of the Beat Generation.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Enchanted Hour The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction
    Enchanted Hour The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction
    ISBN: 9780349422961
    Title: Enchanted Hour The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction
    Author: GURDON MEGHAN COX


    "Parents and grandparents shouldn't miss The Enchanted Hour."
    -- James Patterson, international bestselling author


    A Wall Street Journal writer's conversation-changing look at how reading aloud makes adults and children smarter, happier, healthier, more successful and more closely attached, even as technology pulls in the other direction.

    A miraculous alchemy occurs when one person reads to another, transforming the simple stuff of a book, a voice, and a bit of time into complex and powerful fuel for the heart, brain, and imagination. Grounded in the latest neuroscience and behavioral research, and drawing widely from literature, The Enchanted Hour explains the dazzling cognitive and social-emotional benefits that await children, whatever their class, nationality or family background. But it's not just about bedtime stories for little kids: Reading aloud consoles, uplifts and invigorates at every age, deepening the intellectual lives and emotional well-being of teenagers and adults, too.


    Meghan Cox Gurdon argues that this ancient practice is a fast-working antidote to the fractured attention spans, atomized families and unfulfilling ephemera of the tech era, helping to replenish what our devices are leaching away. For everyone, reading aloud engages the mind in complex narratives; for children, it's an irreplaceable gift that builds vocabulary, fosters imagination, and kindles a lifelong appreciation of language, stories and pictures.


    Bringing together the latest scientific research, practical tips, and reading recommendations, The Enchanted Hour will both charm and galvanize, inspiring readers to share this invaluable, life-altering tradition with the people they love most.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction
    Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction
    ISBN: 9780349422954
    Title: Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction
    Author: GURDON MEGHAN COX


    'As soon as I began to read, I was filled with that kind of engrossed blossoming that happens somewhere inside of you when you start a really nourishing book.' - Pandora Sykes

    A conversation-changing look at the social, familial, neurological, and psychological benefits of reading aloud, especially for parents and children.


    A miraculous alchemy occurs when one person reads to another, transforming the simple stuff of a book, a voice, and a bit of time into complex and powerful fuel for the heart, brain, and imagination.


    Grounded in the latest neuroscience and behavioural research, and drawing widely from literature, The Enchanted Hour explains the dazzling cognitive and social-emotional benefits that await children who are read to, whatever their class, nationality or family background.


    Meghan Cox Gurdon argues that this ancient practice is a fast-working antidote to the fractured attention spans, atomized families and unfulfilling ephemera of the tech era, helping to replenish what our devices are leaching away. For everyone, reading aloud engages the mind in complex narratives; for children, it's an irreplaceable gift that builds vocabulary, fosters imagination, and kindles a lifelong appreciation of language, stories and pictures.


    Bringing together the latest scientific research, practical tips, and reading recommendations, The Enchanted Hour will both charm and galvanize, inspiring readers to share this invaluable, life-altering tradition with the people they love most.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Etymologicon: a Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language
    Etymologicon: a Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language
    ISBN: 9781785781704
    Title: Etymologicon: a Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language
    Author: FORSYTH MARK

    THE SUNDAY TIMESNUMBER ONE BESTSELLER

    ‘Witty and erudite ... stuffed with the kind of arcane information that nobody strictly needs to know, but which is a pleasure to learn nonetheless.' Nick Duerden, Independent

    ‘Particularly good ... Forsyth takes words and draws us into their, and our, murky history' William Leith, Evening Standard

    The Etymologiconis an occasionally ribald, frequently witty and unerringly erudite guided tour of the secret labyrinth that lurks beneath the English language.

    What is the actual connection between disgruntled and gruntled? What links church organs to organised crime, California to the Caliphate, or brackets to codpieces?

    Mark Forsyth's riotous celebration of the idiosyncratic and sometimes absurd connections between words isa classic of its kind: a mine of fascinating information and a must-read for word-lovers everywhere.

    ‘Highly recommended.' Spectator


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader
    Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader
    ISBN: 9780140283709
    Title: Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader
    Author: FADIMAN ANNE

    Anne Fadiman is the sort of person who learned about sex from her father's copy of Fanny Hill, and who once found herself poring over a 1974 Toyota Corolla manual because it was the only thing in her apartment that she had not read at least twice. EX LIBRIS wittily recounts a lifelong obsession with books. Writing with humour and erudition she moves easily from anecdotes about Coleridge and Orwell to tales of her own pathologically literary family. 'One of the most delightful volumes to have come across my desk in a long while...witty, enchanting and supremely well-written' -- Robert McCrum, Observer

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Faber & Faber: The Untold Story of a Great Publishing House
    Faber & Faber: The Untold Story of a Great Publishing House
    ISBN: 9780571339044
    Title: Faber & Faber: The Untold Story of a Great Publishing House
    Author: FABER TOBY

    To celebrate its 90th anniversary, here is the untold story behind one of one of the world's most iconic publishing houses.
    Faber and Faber is one of the world's greatest independent publishers. Literary superstars like T.S.Eliot, William Golding, Ted Hughes, and Sylvia Plath are synonymous with the name "Faber", as are the leafy squares of twentieth-century Bloomsbury. But what is the real tale behind the house that brought together these authors? And how did a tiny firm set up by two men in 1925 - weathering obstacles from wartime paper shortages to dramatic financial crashes - survive to this very day?
    Toby Faber has grown up with these stories, and uses a range of humorous and surprising sources to tell the history of the publisher in its own words. Drawing on material from memos to board minutes and unpublished memoirs, Faber takes us deep inside the evolution of the company: and along the way, we meet a cast of colorful characters that are stranger than fiction, whether poets or novelists, managers or editors.
    Decade by decade, Faber's portrait of one company's history becomes not only that of an entire century, but a hymn to the role of the arts in public life. Itshows us how publishing can shift a nation's cultural conversation - and speaks directly to the way we engage with literature today.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Fabulous Monsters: Count Dracula, Alice, Superman, & Other Literary Friends
    Fabulous Monsters: Count Dracula, Alice, Superman, & Other Literary Friends
    ISBN: 9780300247381
    Title: Fabulous Monsters: Count Dracula, Alice, Superman, & Other Literary Friends
    Author: MANGUEL ALBERTO

    An original look at how literary characters can transcend their books to guide our lives, by one of the world's most eminent bibliophiles

    Alberto Manguel, in a style both charming and erudite, examines how literary characters live with us from childhood on. Throughout the years, they change their identities and emerge from behind their stories to teach us about the complexities of love, loss, and the world itself. Manguel's favorite characters include Jim from Huckleberry Finn, Phoebe from The Catcher in the Rye, Job and Jonah from the Bible, Little Red Riding Hood and Captain Nemo, Hamlet's mother, and Dr. Frankenstein's maligned Monster. Sharing his unique powers as a reader, Manguel encourages us to establish our own literary relationships. An intimate preface and Manguel's own "doodles" complete this delightful and magical book.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $42.00
    $42.00
  • Fierce Bad Rabbits: The Tales Behind Children's Picture Books
    Fierce Bad Rabbits: The Tales Behind Children's Picture Books
    ISBN: 9780241354780
    Title: Fierce Bad Rabbits: The Tales Behind Children's Picture Books
    Author: POLLARD CLARE

    What is The Tiger Who Came to Tea really about?
    What has Meg and Mog got to do with Polish embroidery?
    Why is death in picture books so often represented by being eaten?
    We've read Green Eggs and Ham, laughed at Mr Tickle and whetted our appetites with The Very Hungry Caterpillar. But what lies behind the picture books that make up our childhood?


    Fierce Bad Rabbits takes us on an eye-opening journey in a pea-green boat through the history of picture books. From Edward Lear through to Beatrix Potter and contemporary picture books like Stick Man, Clare Pollard shines a light on some of our best-loved childhood stories, their histories and what they really mean. Because the best picture books are far more complex than they seem - and darker too. Monsters can gobble up children and go unnoticed, power is not always used wisely, and the wild things are closer than you think.


    Sparkling with wit, magic and nostalgia, Fierce Bad Rabbits weaves in tales from Clare's own childhood, and her re-readings as a parent, with fascinating facts and theories about the authors behind the books. Introducing you to new treasures while bringing your childhood favourites to vivid life, it will make you see even stories you've read a hundred times afresh.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Finding True Connections: How to Learn & Write about a Family Member's History
    Finding True Connections: How to Learn & Write about a Family Member's History
    ISBN: 9781925820157
    Title: Finding True Connections: How to Learn & Write about a Family Member's History
    Author: ST JOHN THOMAS GARETH

    Our individual memories define us. Our tribal memories unite us. If these are missing, parts of us are missing too. The Emotional Inheritance division of Exisle Publishing works with a global team of psychologists, writers and historians to provide a premium interview and story production service, to capture the life stories of elderly family members. This approach is in line with emerging social trends to once again honour and value our ancestors, and is intended to help these generations capture their stories so that they can leave a lasting, meaningful legacy. Now, Finding True Connections clearly and simply sets out the steps necessary for you to undertake this process yourself, without an external interviewer. Designed as a series of double-page spreads, on the left-hand page is a prompt question while, on the facing page, notes provide context to the question and tips and guidance for how to gain the most meaningful answers.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • First You Write a Sentence: The Elements of Reading, Writing ... & Life
    First You Write a Sentence: The Elements of Reading, Writing ... & Life
    ISBN: 9780241978511
    Title: First You Write a Sentence: The Elements of Reading, Writing ... & Life
    Author: MORAN JOE

    'What a lovely thing this is: a book that delights in the sheer textural joy of good sentences ... Any writer should read it' Bee Wilson
    'Thoughtful, engaging, and lively ... when you've read it, you realise you've changed your attitude to writing (and reading)' John Simpson, formerly Chief Editor of the OED and author of The Word Detective


    The sentence is the common ground where every writer walks. A poet writes in sentences, but so does the unsung author who came up with Items trapped in doors cause delays. A good sentence can be written (and read) by anyone if we simply give it the gift of our time.


    Enter widely-acclaimed author Professor Joe Moran. First You Write a Sentence is his unpedantic and authoritative explanation of how the most ordinary words can be turned into verbal constellations of extraordinary grace. Using examples ranging from the Bible and Shakespeare to George Orwell and Maggie Nelson, and studies of what can best fire the reader's mind, he shows how we can all write in a way that is clear, compelling and alive. Good writing can even make ourselves known to others and live more meaningful lives.


    It's an elegant gem in praise of the English sentence.


    'Moran is a past master at producing fine, accessible non-fiction' Helen Davies, Sunday Times


    'Joe Moran has a genius for turning the prosaic poetic' Peter Hennessy



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Food: What the Heck Should I Cook? More Than 100 Delicious Recipes for Lifelong Health
    Food: What the Heck Should I Cook? More Than 100 Delicious Recipes for Lifelong Health
    ISBN: 9780316453134
    Title: Food: What the Heck Should I Cook? More Than 100 Delicious Recipes for Lifelong Health
    Author: HYMAN MARK

    The companion cookbook to Dr. Hyman's New York Times bestselling Food: What the Heck Should I Eat?, featuring more than 100 delicious and nutritious recipes for weight loss and lifelong health.
    Dr. Mark Hyman's Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? revolutionized the way we view food, busting long-held nutritional myths that have sabotaged our health and kept us away from delicious foods that are actually good for us. Now, in this companion cookbook, Dr. Hyman shares more than 100 delicious recipes to help you create a balanced diet for weight loss, longevity, and optimum health. Food is medicine, and medicine never tasted or felt so good.
    The recipes in Food: What the Heck Should I Cook? highlight the benefits of good fats, fresh veggies, nuts, legumes, and responsibly harvested ingredients of all kinds. Whether you follow a vegan, Paleo, Pegan, grain-free, or dairy-free diet, you'll find dozens of mouthwatering dishes, including:
    • Mussels and Fennel in White Wine Broth
    • Golden Cauliflower Caesar Salad
    • Herbed Mini-Meatballs with Butternut Noodles
    • Lemon Berry Rose Cream Cake
    • and many more
    With creative options and ideas for lifestyles and budgets of all kinds, Food: What the Heck Should I Cook? is a road map to a satisfying diet of real food that will keep you and your family fit, healthy, and happy for life.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Fucking Apostrophes
    Fucking Apostrophes
    ISBN: 9781785781414
    Title: Fucking Apostrophes
    Author: GRIFFIN SIMON

    A hilarious, furious and profoundly useful short guide to the most maddening punctuation in English

    Apostrophes are an f'ing pain. The rules about how to use them are complicated, and have evolved haphazardly.

    Originally written as advice by a copywriter for designers -- wont to insert and remove apostrophes at will, for visual effect -- this is a lighthearted pocket-sized guide to getting the f'ing things right.

    Simon Griffin lets off steam so that we don't have to, showing precisely why "Rihanna and Jennifer's photos were all over the Internet" is quite different to "Rihanna's and Jennifer's photos" or what words apostrophes are replacing in sentences such as "He'd like you to buy him some cocaine," or "They've got it all on camera."

    Elegantly produced, this is the perfect gift for any pedant, as well as an indispensable guide in all our moments of grammar-related frustration.

    WARNING: CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $19.00

    $19.00
  • Get Started in Self Publishing
    Get Started in Self Publishing
    ISBN: 9781444198034
    Title: Get Started in Self Publishing
    Author: MCCANN KEVIN & GREEN TOM

    "
    ?If you've ever wanted to publish your own book, either in print or online as an ebook, this book is the indispensable guide you need. It covers absolutely every aspect of self publishing, from the different platforms and formats such as Amazon kindle or Apple ibooks, to the practicalities of ebook technology. It takes a creative look at the self-publishing process, encouraging you to think out of the box, as well as giving you inspiration and advice for the writing process. You will recieve practical advice on manuscript preparation, editing, cover design and other production issues, along with successful strategies for marketing, distributing and selling your book - and writing another.


    Anybody can upload a file, but it takes skill to really publish a book. With `Try it now? exercises, key facts and case studies, this book is all you need to publish your book beautifully and prominantly.'

    "

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Golden Age of Murder
    Golden Age of Murder
    ISBN: 9780008105983
    Title: Golden Age of Murder
    Author: EDWARDS MARTIN

    A real-life detective story, investigating how Agatha Christie and colleagues in a mysterious literary club transformed crime fiction, writing books casting new light on unsolved murders whilst hiding clues to their authors darkest secrets.

    This is the first book about the Detection Club, the world s most famous and most mysterious social network of crime writers. Drawing on years of in-depth research, it reveals the astonishing story of how members such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers reinvented detective fiction.

    Detective stories from the so-called Golden Age between the wars are often dismissed as cosily conventional. Nothing could be further from the truth: some explore forensic pathology and shocking serial murders, others delve into police brutality and miscarriages of justice; occasionally the innocent are hanged, or murderers get away scot-free. Their authors faced up to the Slump and the rise of Hitler during years of economic misery and political upheaval, and wrote books agonising over guilt and innocence, good and evil, and explored whether killing a fellow human being was ever justified. Though the stories included no graphic sex scenes, sexual passions of all kinds seethed just beneath the surface.

    Attracting feminists, gay and lesbian writers, Socialists and Marxist sympathisers, the Detection Club authors were young, ambitious and at the cutting edge of popular culture some had sex lives as bizarre as their mystery plots. Fascinated by real life crimes, they cracked unsolved cases and threw down challenges to Scotland Yard, using their fiction to take revenge on people who hurt them, to conduct covert relationships, and even as an outlet for homicidal fantasy. Their books anticipated not only CSI, Jack Reacher and Gone Girl, but also Lord of the Flies. The Club occupies a unique place in Britain s cultural history, and its influence on storytelling in fiction, film and television throughout the world continues to this day.

    The Golden Age of Murder rewrites the story of crime fiction with unique authority, transforming our understanding of detective stories and the brilliant but tormented men and women who wrote them."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00

    $28.00
  • Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students
    Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students
    ISBN: 9781250217516
    Title: Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students
    Author: FOGARTY MIGNON & HAYA ERWIN

    From New York Times bestselling author and creator of the top ranked Grammar Girl podcast, Mignon Fogarty, comes her bestselling Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students.With 100,000 copies sold, this is a complete and comprehensive guide to all things grammar from Grammar Girl whose popular podcast, Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing, has been downloaded over eighty million times. For beginners to more advanced students, this guide covers it all: the parts of speech, sentences, and punctuation are all explained clearly and concisely in Grammar Girl's humorous and accessible style. Pop quizzes are scattered throughout to reinforce the explanations, as well as Grammar Girl's trademark Quick and Dirty Tips--easy and fun memory tricks to help with those challenging rules. Complete with a writing style guide chapter, this guide is sure to become the one-stop, essential book on every student's desk.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Grammar Guide A Complete Self-Study Programme
    Grammar Guide A Complete Self-Study Programme
    ISBN: 9780241242360
    Title: Grammar Guide A Complete Self-Study Programme
    Author: DORLING KINDERSLEY PUBLISHING STAFF

    English for Everyone is an exciting and comprehensive self-study course for adults learning English as a foreign language. This course is a unique new series with a visual, engaging, and easy to follow style to make the English language easy to learn.
    The English for Everyone Grammar Guide is a detailed visual reference that makes even the trickiest points of English grammar clear and simple, with beautiful illustrations and clear, step-by-step graphics. This English grammar guide covers all aspects of grammar including tenses, verbs, clauses, superlatives and adverbs. Learn English grammar with detailed information on easily confused phrases, conversation starters, and question words.
    The English for Everyone Grammar Guide is part of the English for Everyone series. Perfect for personal study or to support exams including TOEFL and IELTS, English for Everyone is suitable for all levels of English language learners.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
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