• Art of Reading
    Art of Reading
    ISBN: 9780522867602
    Title: Art of Reading
    Author: YOUNG DAMON

    "
    We are not born readers, we learn to turn words into worlds. But why is fine writing lauded while excellent reading is ignored?


    In The Art of Reading, philosopher Damon Young reveals the pleasures of this intimate pursuit through a rich sample of literature: from Virginia Woolf's diaries to Batman comics. He writes with honesty and humour about the blunders and revelations of his own bookish life.


    Devoting each chapter to a literary virtue--curiosity, patience, courage, pride, temperance, justice--The Art of Reading celebrates the reader's power: to turn shapes on a page into a lifelong adventure.

    "

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Art of Storytelling: Easy Steps to Presenting an Unforgettable Story
    Art of Storytelling: Easy Steps to Presenting an Unforgettable Story
    ISBN: 9780802411334
    Title: Art of Storytelling: Easy Steps to Presenting an Unforgettable Story
    Author: WALSH JOHN D


    Many of us would love to hold the attention of a crowd, a classroom, or just a group of our friends by telling them a great story. We have felt the pressure of a public presentation or the disappointment of a story that is ignored and we are ready for more.


    In The Art of Storytelling, John Walsh talks through the steps to presenting a compelling story, outlining the strategies that helped him move from stutterer to storyteller as he fulfilled his calling of becoming a preacher. This book will help any person with a story to share, as it talks through all aspects of presentation, from what to do with your hands as you speak, to crafting a killer ending. It is especially relevant those who teach through the stories of the Bible or who would like to do so.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Art of Talking to Anyone
    Art of Talking to Anyone
    ISBN: 9780071452298
    Title: Art of Talking to Anyone
    Author: MAGGIO ROSALIE

    From the author of How to Say It, the million-copies-sold bestseller If you want to improve your conversational skills--and achieve greater levels of personal and professional success-- The Art of Talking to Anyoneis the ultimate book. Rosalie Maggio has built a career on teaching people how to say the right thing at the right time--and she's made her techniques available to you. This essential communication handbook includes: Sample dialogues, topics, and responses Quick-reference dos and don'ts Tips for handling special situations Confidence-building advice and quotations Key words that get to the business at hand Whether it's small talk or big, social or work-related, The Art of Talking to Anyonegives you all the tools you need to speak up with confidence, to charm and persuade, and to talk your way through any situation--successfully.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $36.00
    $36.00
  • Art of the Novel
    Art of the Novel
    ISBN: 9781907773655
    Title: Art of the Novel
    Author: ROYLE NICHOLAS ED

    The Art of the Novel is the first textbook written by writers who are also teachers for today's Creative Writing students as well as more experienced practitioners of the novel. The guide brings together specially-commissioned essays from well-published novelists many of whom are also prize winners.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Art of the Personal Essay an Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present
    Art of the Personal Essay an Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present
    ISBN: 9780385423397
    Title: Art of the Personal Essay an Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present
    Author: LOPATE PHILLIP

    For more than four hundred years, the personalessay has been one of the richest and most vibrantof all literary forms. Distinguished from thedetached formal essay by its friendly, conversationaltone, its loose structure, and its drive towardcandor and self-disclosure, the personal essayseizes on the minutiae of daily life-vanities, fashions, foibles, oddballs, seasonal rituals, love anddisappointment, the pleasures of solitude, reading, taking a walk -- to offer insight into thehuman condition and the great social and politicalissues of the day. "The Art of the Personal Essay" isthe first anthology to celebrate this fertilegenre. By presenting more than seventy-five personalessays, including influential forerunners fromancient Greece, Rome, and the Far East, masterpieces from the dawn of the personal essay in thesixteenth century, and a wealth of the finestpersonal essays from the last four centuries, editorPhillip Lopate, himself an acclaimed essayist, displays the tradition of the personal essay in allits historical grandeur, depth, anddiversity."

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Art of the Short Story
    Art of the Short Story
    ISBN: 9780321363633
    Title: Art of the Short Story
    Author: GIOIA & GYWNN

    This affordably-priced collection presents masterpieces of short fiction from 52 of the greatest story writers of all time. From Sherwood Anderson to Virginia Woolf, this anthology encompasses a rich global and historical mix of the very best works of short fiction and presents them in a way students will find accessible, engaging, and relevant. The book's unique integration of biographical and critical background gives students a more intimate understanding of the works and their authors.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.00
    $39.00
  • Art of Time Travel: Historians & Their Craft
    Art of Time Travel: Historians & Their Craft
    ISBN: 9781863958561
    Title: Art of Time Travel: Historians & Their Craft
    Author: GRIFFITHS TOM


    Writing good history is a high-wire act of balance and grace. Historians scour their own societies for vestiges of past worlds, for cracks and fissures in the pavement of the present, and for the shimmers and hauntings of history in everyday action.


    In The Art of Time Travel, eminent historian and award-winning author Tom Griffiths explores the craft of discipline and imagination that is history. Through portraits of fifteen historians at work, including Inga Clendinnen, Judith Wright, Geoffrey Blainey and Henry Reynolds, he observes how a body of work is constructed out of a life-long dialogue between past evidence and present experience.


    Riveting, beautiful and elegantly written, this landmark book conjures fresh insights into the history of Australia and revitalises our sense of thehistorian's craft - what Tom Griffiths calls 'the art of time travel'.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Art of X-ray Reading: How the Secrets of 25 Great Works of Literature Will Improve Your Writing
    Art of X-ray Reading: How the Secrets of 25 Great Works of Literature Will Improve Your Writing
    ISBN: 9780316282147
    Title: Art of X-ray Reading: How the Secrets of 25 Great Works of Literature Will Improve Your Writing
    Author: CLARK ROY PETER

    Roy Peter Clark, one of America's most influential writing teachers, draws writing lessons from 25 great texts.
    Where do writers learn their best moves? They use a technique that Roy Peter Clark calls X-ray reading, a form of reading that lets you penetrate beyond the surface of a text to see how meaning is actually being made. In THE ART OF X-RAY READING, Clark invites you to don your X-ray reading glasses and join him on a guided tour through some of the most exquisite and masterful literary works of all time, from The Great Gatsby to Lolita to The Bluest Eye, and many more. Along the way, he shows you how to mine these masterpieces for invaluable writing strategies that you can add to your aresenal and apply in your own writing. Once you've experienced X-ray reading, your writing will never be the same again.


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • As I Was Saying: a Collection of Musings
    As I Was Saying: a Collection of Musings
    ISBN: 9781742753072
    Title: As I Was Saying: a Collection of Musings
    Author: DESSAIX ROBERT

    AS I WAS SAYING is a swirling conversation with the reader on everything from travel to dogs and cats, from sport and swearing to the pleasures of idleness. Punctuated at regular intervals by talks Dessaix has given on a wide range of subjects, as well as by some of his most incisive journalism, the conversation invites the reader to join a leisurely guided tour of his chamber of curiosities, featuring pieces collected all over the globe from across the centuries. Whether writing home from Vladivostock or Damascus, discussing what makes for good conversation or thinking aloud about the paintings, poems and books he loves, Dessaix always writes with an intimacy and attentiveness that beguile, entertain and make his readers eager for new discoveries.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Aspects of the Novel
    Aspects of the Novel
    ISBN: 9781444765182
    Title: Aspects of the Novel
    Author: FORSTER E M

    A highly original and intelligent investigation of the novel from celebrated writer and gentle genius E. M. Forster

    E. M. Forster s renowned guide to writing sparkles with wit and insight for contemporary writers and readers. With lively language and excerpts from well-known classics, Forster takes on the seven elements vital to a novel: story, people, plot, fantasy, prophecy, pattern, and rhythm. He not only defines and explains such terms as round versus flat characters (and why both are needed for an effective novel), but also provides examples of writing from such literary greats as Dickens and Austen. Forster's original commentary illuminates and entertains without lapsing into complicated, scholarly rhetoric, coming together in a key volume on writing that avoids chronology and what he calls pseudoscholarship.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Astounding: John W Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A Heinlein, L Ron Hubbard, & the Golden Age of Science Fiction
    Astounding: John W Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A Heinlein, L Ron Hubbard, & the Golden Age of Science Fiction
    ISBN: 9780062571953
    Title: Astounding: John W Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A Heinlein, L Ron Hubbard, & the Golden Age of Science Fiction
    Author: NEVALA-LEE ALEC


    Hugo and Locus Award Finalist


    An Economist Best Book of the Year


    A& Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Best Book of 2018


    "An amazing and engrossing history...Insightful, entertaining, and compulsively readable." -- George R. R. Martin


    "Enthralling...A& clarion call to enlarge American literary history." --& Washington Post


    "Engrossing, well-researched... This sure-footed history addresses important issues, such as the lack of racial diversity and gender parity for much of the genre's history." --& Wall Street Journal


    "A gift to science fiction fans everywhere."& --& Sylvia Nasar, New York Times bestselling author of A Beautiful Mind


    Astounding is the landmark account of the extraordinary partnership between four controversial writers--John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, and L. Ron Hubbard--who set off a revolution in science fiction and forever changed our world.&


    This remarkable cultural narrative centers on the figure of John W. Campbell, Jr., whom Asimov called "the most powerful force in science fiction ever." Campbell, who has never been the subject of a biography until now, was both a visionary author--he wrote the story that was later filmed as The Thing--and the editor of the groundbreaking magazine best known as Astounding Science Fiction, in which he discovered countless legendary writers and published classic works ranging from the I, Robot series to Dune. Over a period of more than thirty years, from the rise of the pulps to the debut of Star Trek, he dominated the genre, and his three closest collaborators reached unimaginable heights. Asimov became the most prolific author in American history; Heinlein emerged as the leading science fiction writer of his generation with the novels Starship Troopers and Stranger in a Strange Land; and Hubbard achieved lasting fame--and infamy--as the founder of the Church of Scientology.&


    Drawing on unexplored archives, thousands of unpublished letters, and dozens of interviews, Alec Nevala-Lee offers a riveting portrait of this circle of authors, their work, and their tumultuous private lives. With unprecedented scope, drama, and detail, Astounding describes how fan culture was born in the depths of the Great Depression; follows these four friends and rivals through World War II and the dawn of the atomic era; and honors such exceptional women as Doña Campbell and Leslyn Heinlein, whose pivotal roles in the history of the genre have gone largely unacknowledged. For the first time, it reveals the startling extent of Campbell's influence on the ideas that evolved into Scientology, which prompted Asimov to observe: "I knew Campbell and I knew Hubbard, and no movement can have two Messiahs." It looks unsparingly at the tragic final act that estranged the others from Campbell, bringing the golden age of science fiction to a close, and it illuminates how their complicated legacy continues to shape the imaginations of millions and our vision of the future itself.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, & the Golden Age of Science Fiction
    Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, & the Golden Age of Science Fiction
    ISBN: 9780062571946
    Title: Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, & the Golden Age of Science Fiction
    Author: NEVALA-LEE ALEC


    "Engrossing, well-researched... This sure-footed history addresses important issues, such as the lack of racial diversity and gender parity for much of the genre's history." --& Wall Street Journal


    "A gift to science fiction fans everywhere."& --& Sylvia Nasar, New York Times bestselling author of A Beautiful Mind


    "[Astounding]& is a major work of popular culture scholarship that science fiction fans will devour."& --& Publishers Weekly (starred review)


    Astounding is the landmark account of the extraordinary partnership between four controversial writers--John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, and L. Ron Hubbard--who set off a revolution in science fiction and forever changed our world.&


    This remarkable cultural narrative centers on the figure of John W. Campbell, Jr., whom Asimov called "the most powerful force in science fiction ever." Campbell, who has never been the subject of a biography until now, was both a visionary author--he wrote the story that was later filmed as The Thing--and the editor of the groundbreaking magazine best known as Astounding Science Fiction, in which he discovered countless legendary writers and published classic works ranging from the I, Robot series to Dune. Over a period of more than thirty years, from the rise of the pulps to the debut of Star Trek, he dominated the genre, and his three closest collaborators reached unimaginable heights. Asimov became the most prolific author in American history; Heinlein emerged as the leading science fiction writer of his generation with the novels Starship Troopers and Stranger in a Strange Land; and Hubbard achieved lasting fame--and infamy--as the founder of the Church of Scientology.&


    Drawing on unexplored archives, thousands of unpublished letters, and dozens of interviews, Alec Nevala-Lee offers a riveting portrait of this circle of authors, their work, and their tumultuous private lives. With unprecedented scope, drama, and detail, Astounding describes how fan culture was born in the depths of the Great Depression; follows these four friends and rivals through World War II and the dawn of the atomic era; and honors such exceptional women as Doña Campbell and Leslyn Heinlein, whose pivotal roles in the history of the genre have gone largely unacknowledged. For the first time, it reveals the startling extent of Campbell's influence on the ideas that evolved into Scientology, which prompted Asimov to observe: "I knew Campbell and I knew Hubbard, and no movement can have two Messiahs." It looks unsparingly at the tragic final act that estranged the others from Campbell, bringing the golden age of science fiction to a close, and it illuminates how their complicated legacy continues to shape the imaginations of millions and our vision of the future itself.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $57.00
    $57.00
  • Australian Editing Handbook
    Australian Editing Handbook
    ISBN: 9781118635957
    Title: Australian Editing Handbook
    Author: FLANN ELIZABETH & HILL BERYL & WANG LAN

    Perfect for trainee editors, or established editors who want to refresh their skills, authors, or anyone working with the written word, The Australian Editing Handbook is an essential and valuable resource. As editors are now required to work in many different media, The Australian Editing Handbook discusses editing within the contexts of book publishing, newspapers, magazines, websites and online newsletters. With chapters on the publishing industry, the role of the editor, specialist editing, on-screen editing, and the editing of electronic publications, this updated edition takes into account the changes and challenges facing editors today. The Australian Editing Handbook answers more questions than you ever thought you would have about working with the English language: from punctuation to grammar, and language structure and style, this comprehensive guide takes a hands-on approach to the specialised skill of editing. Through its many working examples and explanations for every possible editing query, plus helpful tips and checklists, readers will learn the technical procedures and practical skills for dealing with mark-up, illustrations, copyright permissions, preliminary and endmatter, proofreading, even writing cover blurbs, as well as how to efficiently manage schedules and costs. Written by acknowledged experts in the field, The Australian Editing Handbook is an authoritative guide covering every stage of the editing process.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $57.00
    $57.00
  • Australian Editing Handbook 2ed
    Australian Editing Handbook 2ed
    ISBN: 9781740310888
    Title: Australian Editing Handbook 2ed
    Author: HILL BERYL & FLANN ELIZABETH

    Perfect for trainee editors, or established editors who want to refresh their skills, authors, or anyone working with the written word, The Australian Editing Handbook is an essential and valuable resource.As editors are now required to work in many different media, The Australian Editing Handbook discusses editing within the contexts of book publishing, newspapers, magazines, websites and online newsletters. With chapters on the publishing industry, the role of the editor, specialist editing, on-screen editing, and the editing of electronic publications, this updated edition takes into account the changes and challenges facing editors today.The Australian Editing Handbook answers more questions than you ever thought you would have about working with the English language: from punctuation to grammar, and language structure and style, this comprehensive guide takes a hands-on approach to the specialised skill of editing. Through its many working examples and explanations for every possible editing query, plus helpful tips and checklists, readers will learn the technical procedures and practical skills for dealing with mark-up, illustrations, copyright permissions, preliminary and endmatter, proofreading, even writing cover blurbs, as well as how to efficiently manage schedules and costs.Written by acknowledged experts in the field, The Australian Editing Handbook is an authoritative guide covering every stage of the editing process.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $52.00
    $52.00
  • A-Z Great Modern Writers
    A-Z Great Modern Writers
    ISBN: 9781844039135
    Title: A-Z Great Modern Writers
    Author: TAGGART CAROLINE


    Artist and graphic designer Andy Tuohy turns his hand to the world of literature, in this new instalment of the A-Z series. Rendered in his distinctive style, this new book features portraits of 52 key modern writers significant for their contribution to literature, with a whole host of names from across the world including Gabriel Garc_a M_rquez, Samuel Beckett, _mile Zola, Jung Chang, Franz Kafka and Leo Tolstoy to name but a few.

    Each writer's entry will also have a summary of the essential things you need to know about them, why they are important in the field of literature, a list of their must-read books, and a surprising fact or two about them, as well as other images throughout such as of famous book covers and author photographs.

    A fun, easy guide to some of the best writers of modern times, this would be a great gift for an English Lit student, and anyone who just loves literature.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Babel: Around the World in 20 Languages
    Babel: Around the World in 20 Languages
    ISBN: 9781781256411
    Title: Babel: Around the World in 20 Languages
    Author: DORREN GASTON

    English is the world language, except that most of the world doesn't speak it--only one in five people does. Dorren calculates that to speak fluently with half of the world's 7.4 billion people in their mother tongues, you would need to know no fewer than twenty languages. He sets out to explore these top twenty world languages, which range from the familiar (French, Spanish) to the surprising (Malay, Javanese, Bengali). Babel whisks the reader on a delightful journey to every continent of the world, tracing how these world languages rose to greatness while others fell away and showing how speakers today handle the foibles of their mother tongues. Whether showcasing tongue-tying phonetics or elegant but complicated writing scripts, and mind-bending quirks of grammar, Babel vividly illustrates that mother tongues are like nations: each has its own customs and beliefs that seem as self-evident to those born into it as they are surprising to the outside world.
    Among many other things, Babel will teach you why modern Turks can't read books that are a mere 75 years old, what it means in practice for Russian and English to be relatives, and how Japanese developed separate "dialects" for men and women. Dorren lets you in on his personal trials and triumphs while studying Vietnamese in Hanoi, debunks ten widespread myths about Chinese characters, and discovers that Swahili became the lingua franca in a part of the world where people routinely speak three or more languages. Witty, fascinating and utterly compelling, Babel will change the way you look at and listen to the world and how it speaks.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu & Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts
    Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu & Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts
    ISBN: 9781476777412
    Title: Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu & Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts
    Author: HAMMER JOSHUA

    To save precious centuries-old Arabic texts from Al Qaeda, a band of librarians in Timbuktu pulls off a brazen heist worthy of Ocean's Eleven.

    In the 1980s, a young adventurer and collector for a government library, Abdel Kader Haidara, journeyed across the Sahara Desert and along the Niger River, tracking down and salvaging tens of thousands of ancient Islamic and secular manuscripts that had fallen into obscurity. The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu tells the incredible story of how Haidara, a mild-mannered archivist and historian from the legendary city of Timbuktu, later became one of the world's greatest and most brazen smugglers.

    In 2012, thousands of Al Qaeda militants from northwest Africa seized control of most of Mali, including Timbuktu. They imposed Sharia law, chopped off the hands of accused thieves, stoned to death unmarried couples, and threatened to destroy the great manuscripts. As the militants tightened their control over Timbuktu, Haidara organized a dangerous operation to sneak all 350,000 volumes out of the city to the safety of southern Mali.

    Over the past twenty years, journalist Joshua Hammer visited Timbuktu numerous times and is uniquely qualified to tell the story of Haidara's heroic and ultimately successful effort to outwit Al Qaeda and preserve Mali's--and the world's--literary patrimony. Hammer explores the city's manuscript heritage and offers never-before-reported details about the militants' march into northwest Africa. But above all, The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu is an inspiring account of the victory of art and literature over extremism.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00

    $31.00
  • Barbara Kingsolver's World Nature, Art, & the Twenty-first Century
    Barbara Kingsolver's World Nature, Art, & the Twenty-first Century
    ISBN: 9781623564469
    Title: Barbara Kingsolver's World Nature, Art, & the Twenty-first Century
    Author: WAGNER-MARTIN LINDA

    Since Barbara Kingsolver published The Bean Trees in 1988, her work has been of great interest to readers--first, American readers; then British and South African readers; and finally to readers the world over. With incredible speed, Kingsolver became one of the best-known United States writers, a person who collected honors and awards as if she were a much more mature literary producer. From the beginning Kingsolver touched an elbow of keen interest in her readers: hers was the voice of world awareness, a conscientious voice that demanded attention for the narratives of the disadvantaged, the politically troubled, the humanly silenced. By paying special attention to her non-fiction (essays and books), this new study by renowned literary critic Linda Wagner-Martin highlights the way Kingsolver has become a kind of public intellectual, particularly in the twenty-first century. It will provides fresh readings of each of her novels, stories, and poems.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Bats Plays
    Bats Plays
    ISBN: 9781776560899
    Title: Bats Plays
    Author: DUNCUM KEN & RODDEN REBECCA

    Six seminal plays from Ken Duncum and Rebecca Rodden, whose playwriting partnership powered the vibrant theatre scene round Wellington’s BATS Theatre in the 1980s and 90s.

    Boldly inventive, darkly comic and ceaselessly imaginative, the plays collected here present a chilling one-woman vision of alienation (Polythene Pam); the comic and tragic impossibility of human connection (Truelove); an irresponsible punk couple horrified to find they’ve become parents to the Messiah (Flybaby); conjoined twins plunged into an off-kilter world of rampant advertising, animal terrorism and a perfume made from monkey semen (cult-classic JISM); a real-life 20th-century martyr tested to his limits in the afterlife by a vengeful gang of defrocked saints (The Temptations of St Max); and the not-so-quiet desperation of a fearful hoarder fighting to survive the night hours (Panic!).

    Supporting the plays are introductions and selected images from the writers and other BATS practitioners which vividly recapture a crucial time and place in New Zealand’s theatre history.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Bedside Guardian 2015
    Bedside Guardian 2015
    ISBN: 9781783561155
    Title: Bedside Guardian 2015
    Author: MEER MALIK (EDITOR)

    This volume draws together the finest writing in the Guardian from 2015. From eyewitness reports to obituaries, art criticism to sports reporting, diary stories to editorials, politics to travel, and business to the Internet

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Bedside Guardian 2016
    Bedside Guardian 2016
    ISBN: 9781783561247
    Title: Bedside Guardian 2016
    Author: ARMITSTEAD CLAIRE

    A showcase of the best journalism and photography of the previous year from the award-winning newspaper.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Behind the Dream the Making of the Speech that Transformed a Nation
    Behind the Dream the Making of the Speech that Transformed a Nation
    ISBN: 9780230337558
    Title: Behind the Dream the Making of the Speech that Transformed a Nation
    Author: JONES CLARENCE B CONNELLY STUART

    "I have a dream." When those words were spoken on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on that hot August day in 1963, the crowd stood electrified as Martin Luther King, Jr. brought the plight of African Americans to the public consciousness and firmly established himself as one of the greatest orators of all time. That speech is commonly regarded, along the Gettysburg Address and Franklin D. Roosevelt's Infamy Speech, as one of the finest in American history. Behind the Dream is a thrilling, behind-the-scenes account of the weeks leading up to the great event, as told by Clarence Jones, a co-writer of the speech and close confidant to King himself. Jones was there, on the road, collaborating with the great minds of the time, and hammering out the ideas that would shape the civil rights movement and inspire Americans for years to come.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • Behind the Dream: the Making of the Speech that Transformed a Nation
    Behind the Dream: the Making of the Speech that Transformed a Nation
    ISBN: 9780230103689
    Title: Behind the Dream: the Making of the Speech that Transformed a Nation
    Author: JONES CLARENCE B CONNELLY STUART

    "I have a dream." When those words were spoken on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on that hot August day in 1963, the crowd stood electrified as Martin Luther King, Jr. brought the plight of African Americans to the public consciousness and firmly established himself as one of the greatest orators of all time. That speech is commonly regarded, along the Gettysburg Address and Franklin D. Roosevelt's Infamy Speech, as one of the finest in American history. Behind the Dream is a thrilling, behind-the-scenes account of the weeks leading up to the great event, as told by Clarence Jones, a co-writer of the speech and close confidant to King himself. Jones was there, on the road, collaborating with the great minds of the time, and hammering out the ideas that would shape the civil rights movement and inspire Americans for years to come.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $42.00
    $42.00
  • Being a Writer: Advice, Musings, Essays & Experiences from the World's Greatest Authors
    Being a Writer: Advice, Musings, Essays & Experiences from the World's Greatest Authors
    ISBN: 9780711238206
    Title: Being a Writer: Advice, Musings, Essays & Experiences from the World's Greatest Authors
    Author: ELBOROUGH TRAVIS & GORDON HELEN

    Being a Writer is an inspiring assemblage of wit, wisdom and hard-won practical advice from some of the world's greatest authors musing on the art of writing and how they came to define themselves as writers. It is an anthology for dipping into, but also for drawing genuine lessons about the whole messy business of writing literature and what it takes to be a writer. Its contributors range from the canon to the contemporary: from Samuel Johnson in eighteenth-century London to Lorrie Moore in twenty-first-century Wisconsin, Being a Writer covers more than 250 years and features novelists and short-story writers from across the world. Through its text and beautiful, original illustrations, the book explores and illuminates the pleasures and pitfalls of the compulsion to write, and aims to inspire and delight writers and readers in equal measure. Chapters include Becoming a Writer, Methods & Means, Failing, The Art of Writing and A Sense of an Ending.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Believer Issue #100
    Believer Issue #100
    ISBN: 9781938073441
    Title: Believer Issue #100
    Author: VIDA VENDELA; JULAVITS HEIDI & LELAND ANDREW


    Format: Magazine
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Believer Issue #111
    Believer Issue #111
    ISBN: 9781940450339
    Title: Believer Issue #111
    Author: VIDA VENDELA & JULAVITS HEIDI & LELAND ANDREW


    Format: Magazine
    Price: $16.00
    $16.00
  • Believer Issue #112
    Believer Issue #112
    ISBN: 9781940450346
    Title: Believer Issue #112
    Author: VIDA VENDELA & JULAVITS HEIDI & LELAND ANDREW


    Format: Magazine
    Price: $19.00
    $19.00
  • Believer Issue #92 September/october 2012
    Believer Issue #92 September/october 2012
    ISBN: 9781936365937
    Title: Believer Issue #92 September/october 2012
    Author: LELAND ANDREW & JULAVITS HEIDI


    Format: Map
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Believer Issue #93 October
    Believer Issue #93 October
    ISBN: 9781936365944
    Title: Believer Issue #93 October
    Author: LELAND ANDREW


    Format: Map
    Price: $17.00
    $17.00
  • Believer Issue #99
    Believer Issue #99
    ISBN: 9781938073434
    Title: Believer Issue #99
    Author: HEIDI JULAVITS HEIDI


    Format: Magazine
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Believer Issue 113
    Believer Issue 113
    ISBN: 9781940450612
    Title: Believer Issue 113
    Author: VIDA VENDELA & JULAVITS HEIDI & LELAND ANDREW

    The Believer's mission is to introduce readers to the best and most interesting work in the world of art, culture, and thought—whether that means literature, painting, wrestling, philosophy, or cooking—in an attractive vehicle that’s free from the bugbears of condescension, mustiness, and jargony obfuscation. Its content (essays, interviews, comics, poetry, and reviews) offers fresh perspectives from editors Heidi Julavits, Vendela Vida, and Andrew Leland. Each issue includes the popular columns “Stuff I’ve Been Reading,” by Nick Hornby; “What the Swedes Read” (a look at Nobel Prize-winners), by Daniel Handler; and “Real Life Rock Top 10,” by Greil Marcus. The July/August Music Issue includes a free CD of new music curated for the magazine, the March/April Film Issue includes a free DVD of otherwise unreleased films, and the November/December Art Issue includes a free, always-changing bonus item.The Believer is a monthly magazine where length is no object. There are book reviews that are not necessarily timely, and that are very often long. There are also interviews that are very long. We will focus on writers and books we like. We will give people and books the benefit of the doubt.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.00
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  • Bestseller Code
    Bestseller Code
    ISBN: 9780141982489
    Title: Bestseller Code
    Author: ARCHER JODIE

    Girl on the Train. Fifty Shades. The Goldfinch. Why do some books capture the whole world's attention? What secret DNA do they share? In The Bestseller Code, Archer and Jockers boldly claim that blockbuster hits are highly predictable, and they have created the algorithm to prove it. Using cutting-edge text mining techniques, they have developed a model that analyses theme, plot, style and character to explain why some books resonate more than others with readers. Provocative, entertaining, and ground-breaking, The Bestseller Code explores the hidden patterns at work in the biggest hits and, more importantly, the real reasons we love to read.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • 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
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  • Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think About Art, Pleasure, Beauty, & Truth
    Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think About Art, Pleasure, Beauty, & Truth
    ISBN: 9781910702550
    Title: Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think About Art, Pleasure, Beauty, & Truth
    Author: SCOTT A O


    Few could explain, let alone seek out, a career in criticism. Yet what A. O. Scott shows in Better Living Through Criticism is that we are, in fact, all critics: because critical thinking informs almost every aspect of artistic creation, of civil action, of interpersonal life. With penetrating insight and humour, Scott shows that while individual critics âe" himself included âe" can make mistakes and find flaws where they shouldn't, criticism as a discipline is one of the noblest, most creative and urgent activities.


    Using his own film criticism as a starting point âe" everything from an infamous dismissal of the international blockbuster The Avengers to his intense affection for Pixar's animated Ratatouille âe" Scott expands outwards, easily guiding readers through the complexities of Rilke and Shelley, the origins of Chuck Berry and the Rolling Stones, the power of Marina Abramovic and 'Ode on a Grecian Urn' Scott shows that real criticism was and always will be the breath of fresh air that allows true creativity to thrive. As he puts it: âe~The time for criticism is always now, because the imperative to think clearly, never goes away.âe(tm)



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
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  • Beyond the First Draft: the Art of Fiction
    Beyond the First Draft: the Art of Fiction
    ISBN: 9780393351248
    Title: Beyond the First Draft: the Art of Fiction
    Author: CASEY JOHN

    Through anecdotes about other writers methods and habits (as well as his own) and close readings of literature from Aristotle to Zola, the essays in this collection offer suggestions about things to do, things to think about when your writing has got you lost in the woods. In Dogma and Anti-dogma Casey sets out the tried-and-true advice and then comments on when to apply it and when to ignore it. In What's Funny he considers the range of comedy from pratfalls to elegant wit. In In Other Words he discusses translations and the surprising effects that translating can have on one s native language. In Mentors he pays tribute to those who have guided him and other writers. Throughout the fourteen essays there are notes on voice, point of view, structure, and other crucial elements. This book is an invaluable resource for aspiring writers and a revitalizing companion for seasoned ones."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00

    $28.00
  • Bibliotech Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google
    Bibliotech Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google
    ISBN: 9780465042999
    Title: Bibliotech Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google
    Author: PALFREY JOHN

    Libraries today are more important than ever. More than just book repositories, libraries can become bulwarks against some of the most crucial challenges of our age: unequal access to education, jobs, and information.
    In "BiblioTech," educator and technology expert John Palfrey argues that anyone seeking to participate in the 21st century needs to understand how to find and use the vast stores of information available online. And libraries, which play a crucial role in making these skills and information available, are at risk. In order to survive our rapidly modernizing world and dwindling government funding, libraries must make the transition to a digital future as soon as possibleby digitizing print material and ensuring that born-digital material is publicly available online.
    Not all of these changes will be easy for libraries to implement. But as Palfrey boldly argues, these modifications are vital if we hope to save libraries and, through them, the American democratic ideal.
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    Format: Hardback
    Price: $43.00
    $43.00
  • Big Questions from Little People ... Answered by Some Very Big People
    Big Questions from Little People ... Answered by Some Very Big People
    ISBN: 9780571288519
    Title: Big Questions from Little People ... Answered by Some Very Big People
    Author: HARRIS GEMMA ELWIN ED

    Children have a knack of asking great questions: Why is the sea salty? How far away is space?Why did dinosaurs go extinct and not other animals?What is global warming?But how are we supposed to answer their questions when most of us have only a sketchy grasp of the detail? Imagine if we could turn to a leading expert and ask them to answer in simple terms.This book does just that: over 120 real questions from children aged five to twelve, answered by some of our best-loved and our most knowledgeable experts. From Richard Dawkins on whether we're all related, to Bear Grylls on whether it's OK to eat a worm, Big Questions brings together a huge range of talent to inform and illuminate us in a way that even a child could understand.

    Includes answers from Sir David Attenborough, Dame Kelly Holmes, Bear Grylls, Derren Brown, Noam Chomsky, Dr Richard Dawkins, Alain de Botton, Annabel Karmel, Jacqueline Wilson, Jarvis Cocker, Marcus du Sautoy, Jessica Ennis, Marcus Chown, Tracy Emin, Harry Hill, Dr Christian Jessen and many more. For each book sold a minimum of 67 per cent of net royalty income is donated to the NSPCC (Registered Charity Numbers 216401 & SC037717).

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing & Life
    Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing & Life
    ISBN: 9781921372476
    Title: Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing & Life
    Author: LAMOTT ANNE

    'Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother's shoulder, and said, 'Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.'Here, for the first time, is a local edition of the bible of writing guides - a wry, honest, down-to-earth book that has never stopped selling since it was first published in the United States in the 1990s.In Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott, a bestselling novelist and memoirist, distils what she's learned over years of trial and error. Beautifully written, wise, and immensely helpful, this is the book for serious writers and writers-to-be.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing & Life
    Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing & Life
    ISBN: 9780385480017
    Title: Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing & Life
    Author: LAMOTT ANNE

    Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother's shoulder, and said, 'Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.'"

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
  • Bleaker House
    Bleaker House
    ISBN: 9781509824403
    Title: Bleaker House
    Author: STEVENS NELL

    'Perfect' Lena Dunham'This year's literary sensation' Evening Standard8000 miles from home1085 calories a day3 months to write the novel that would make her nameAt least that was the plan. But when Nell Stevens travelled to Bleaker Island in the Falklands (official population: two) she didn't count on the isolation getting to her . . . Hilarious and heartbreaking, this is a book about loneliness and creativity. It is about discovering who you are when there's no one else around. And it's about what to do when a plan doesn't work: ultimately Nell may have failed to write a novel, but she succeeded in becoming a writer.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
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