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Novel:an alternative history

Hardback, 03/06/2010, £30.00
Contrary to conventional wisdom, the novel did not originate in 18th-century England, nor even with Don Quixote, but is coeval with civilization itself. After an introduction, in which the author defends innovative, demanding novelists against their conservative critics, this book relaxes into a world tour of the premodern novel.

Ireland, 1905-25, Volume 1

Paperback, 01/09/1998, £13.99
This is a readable account of Irish history in the first quarter of the 20th century. Drawing on the most recent scholarship on this period, the author presents a balanced narrative, with a useful historiographical section at the end of each chapter.

Battle of the Beetles

Paperback, 01/02/2018, £6.99
The beetle adventure continues as Darkus and his friends seek wicked Lucretia Cutter's secret Biome in the Amazon rainforest. If they can't stop her from unleashing her hoard of giant

Mark Twain : The Essential Works In One Sitting

Hardback, 21/03/2013, £3.50
A compact and portable guide, including comprehensive plot summaries and character profiles from fifteen of Twain's most essential works


Paperback, 08/02/2007, £9.99
Guiding the readers toward a life of noncommittal inertia, this book helps you discover how to become a sloth in your diet, exercise, work, and even love-life. Highlighting the importance of Lethargiosis - the process of eliminating energy and drive, the vital first step in becoming a sloth, it helps you attain the perfect state of indolent bliss.


Paperback, 08/02/2007, £9.99
Traces how the notions of gluttony have evolved along with the ideas about salvation and damnation, health and illness, life and death. This book shows that gluttony was in medieval times a deeply spiritual matter, but in contemporary times, we have transformed gluttony from a sin into an illness.


Paperback, 08/02/2007, £9.99
Argues that Greed is "the Matriarch of the Deadly Clan," the ultimate source of Pride, Envy, Sloth, Gluttony, Lust, and Anger. This work shows that the major faiths, from Hinduism and Taoism to Buddhism and Christianity regard Greed as the greatest calamity humans can indulge in, engendering further sins and eviscerating all virtues.

British Culture: An Introduction 2ed

Paperback, 15/03/2006, £24.99
Exploring issues such as language, the novel and poetry, theatre, TV, and radio, this book takes a factual approach and investigates the key movements of British culture, setting them in a historical context. It focuses on key themes including politics, the media and language, with emphasis on artists in each area.

Fresh Complaint

Hardback, 05/10/2017, £16.99
`What was it about complaining that felt so good? You and your fellow sufferer emerging from a thorough session as if from a spa bath, refreshed and tingling?'

Sorcerer's Apprentice: Picasso, Provence and Douglas Cooper

Hardback, 25/11/1999, £20.00
Between 1951 and 1961 the author, biographer of Picasso, lived in Provence at the Chateau de Castille with art historian Douglas Cooper. This is a memoir of Richardson's ten years in the chateau, a ruined colonnaded folly which became a private museum.

Bob Dylan

Paperback, 30/11/2008, £14.99

Collected Poems of John Donne

Paperback, 05/02/1994, £3.99
John Donne's poetry is marked by a scientific colloquial directness and a complex, even tortured, intelligence. It falls into two classes. There is the early ironic and erotic poetry that contains some of the finest English love poetry and also his later, religious poetry.

Story Sense

7, 01/01/1996, £38.99
Suitable for a course in screenwriting. This book provides specific strategies for writing story, character, and script. It is useful as a working manual for screenwriters and offers hands-on advice for solving the many problems that crop up as the work progresses. It also includes examples of script format, a glossary of film terms, and more.

Portable Coleridge

Paperback, £9.99
Presents over 70 of Coleridge's major poems, portions of the Biographia Literaria, critical essays, and selected letters.

New Penguin Book of Scottish Verse.

Paperback, 05/07/2001, £12.99
Running from the sixth century to the end of the 20th, this collection presents the currents of Scottish poetry in a clear yet nuanced way. Burns, Stevenson and McDiarmid form part of the book's core design, while 20th century poets include Douglas Dunn, Liz Lochead and Don Paterson.

Gita on the Green

Hardback, 08/03/2001, £15.99
The author's knowledge of East-Indian philosophy and spirituality is used in this elaboration of Steven Pressfield's novel "The Legend of Bagger Vance" in which Pressfied restructured the 700 verse "Bhagavad-Gita" (a spiritual poem containing universal truths), in terms of a golf novel.

Men and Women

Paperback, 07/10/1993, £5.99
Part of the "Everyman" series which has been re-set with wide margins for notes and easy-to-read type. Each title includes a themed introduction by leading authorities on the subject, life-and-times chronology of the author, text summaries, annotated reading lists and selected criticism and notes.


Paperback, 15/02/2016, £5.00

Abracadabra Flute

8, 31/08/2001, £9.99
The new edition of this classic music tutorial includes re-set music, new illustrations, extra notes and reinforcement exercises for tricky corners. The CD demonstrates each piece on the flute with piano accompaniments

Abracadabra Viola Book 1

29/11/2002, £9.99
This viola tutor contains a beginners' course in 20 steps, with over 100 popular songs and tunes. It can be used alongside companion tutors for violin and cello and includes duets. The playalong CD of accompaniments is suitable for home practice and has violin and piano accompaniments.

Abracadabra Cello Book 1

29/11/2002, £9.99
This cello tutor contains a beginners course in 20 steps, with over 100 popular songs and tunes. It can be used alongside companion tutors for violin and viola and includes duets. The playalong CD of accompaniments is suitable for home practice and has cello and piano accompaniments.

Such Small Hands

Paperback, 01/03/2018, £8.99

House at Sea's End: Ruth Galloway 3

Paperback, 23/06/2011, £7.99
Forensic archaeologist, Dr Ruth Galloway's most challenging case yet unravels a mystery rooted in World War 2.

O Caledonia

7, 30/07/1992, £6.99
This first novel explores the chain of events which, in the social circumstances and mores of Scotland of the forties and fifties, cause the bizarre death of a young girl. This novel won the RSL's Winifred Holtby Prize for the best regional novel of the year.


7, 13/10/2005, £9.99
Offering an exploration of Leonardo da Vinci's life and work, this book identifies what it was that made him so unique. It offers insights into the 'real' meaning behind masterpieces, such as "The Mona Lisa" and the "Last Supper". It also talks about his unfulfilled dreams, relationships with patrons, and the truth about his religious views.

Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

Paperback, 13/07/2006, £10.99
The great ideas of science, from the first 'Eureka!' to the cloning of Dolly the sheep, can be found in this collection. A reference tool, it also presents the human face of science, as scientists talk about achievements and failures in their own lives, and in those of others.

Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance

Paperback, 25/08/2011, £10.99
This title is an accessible and authoritative A-Z offering strong coverage of actors, playwrights, directors, and designers, as well as the styles, organizations, and movements within the world of live performance. Containing 2,400 up-to-date entries, it is an essential companion for anyone involved with the theatre.

Experiencing Architecture

Paperback, 01/01/1962, £25.00
A classic examination of superb design through the centuries.

19th Century French Art

Paperback, 21/06/2004, £9.99
Examining one of the most productive periods of artistic invention, this book highlights the Impressionists, the Symbolists and artists such as Courbet, Rodin and Gauguin. The author also looks outside France to those who were influenced by French art, such as Van Gogh and the Pre-Raphaelites.

Great Painters

Paperback, 21/06/2004, £14.99
Spanning six centuries and 73 painters, this book examines what makes a painter one of the 'greats'. Their life and career, style and artistic approach are all described, and their work placed within the development of art history.

Brecht On Theatre

Paperback, 06/04/1978, £15.99
This selection of Bertolt Brecht's critical writing charts the development of his thinking on theatre and aesthetics over four decade


Hardback, 01/09/2017, £12.99

Norton Anthology of American Literature: v. C, D & E

7, 05/06/2007, £33.99
Presents a survey of American literature from its sixteenth-century origins onwards, which features the work of over 260 writers. This edition pays attention to cultural contexts through the inclusion of 45 colour plates, 12 contextual clusters, maps and timelines, and section introductions, headnotes, footnotes and bibliographies.

Way We Live Now

Paperback, 05/06/1995, £2.50
The author paints a picture as panoramic as his title promises, of the life of 1870s London, the loves of those drawn to and through the city, and the career of Augustus Melmotte.

Good To Be God

Paperback, 06/04/2009, £7.99
Using the credit card and identity of a handcuffs salesman, professional failure Tyndale Corbett arrives in Miami for a law enforcement conference to discover the joys of luxury hotels and above all the delight of being someone else, someone successful.

Norton Anthology of Poetry 5ed

Paperback, 25/02/2005, £36.99
Offering over one thousand years of verse from the medieval period to the present, The Norton Anthology of Poetry is the classroom standard for the study of poetry in English.

Four Gothic Novels: The Castle of Otranto; Vathek; The Monk; Frankenstein

Paperback, 07/07/1994, £9.99
Each of these four Gothic stories reveals a psychological tale of isolation and monomania. H. Walpole's 'The Castle of Otranto' is filled with terror and ghostly interventions. William Beckford's 'Vathek' alternates grotesque comedy with scenes of exotic magnificence. 'The Monk', by Matthew Lewis and M. Shelley's 'Frankenstein' are also included.

Seagull (Trans Frayn)

Paperback, 25/04/2002, £10.99
Two years after its disastrous opening in 1896, "The Seagull" was successfully revived at the Moscow Art Theatre. Checkhov's self-mocking description of the play was: "A comedy - 3F, 6M, four acts, rural scenery (a view over a lake); much talk of literature, little action, five bushels of love".

XS Green: Big Ideas Small Buildings

Hardback, 26/02/2007, £14.95
Arranged into five themes, this book includes over forty projects that are presented in terms of their innovation and uniqueness, tapping into the current trend and passion for eco-design, and appealing to a broad readership as well as architectural practitioners.

Looking Back at Me

Hardback, 07/05/2012, £24.99

Simultaneous Learning

Paperback, 30/08/2014, £9.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BEST PRINT RESOURCE AWARD AT THE 2015 MUSIC TEACHER AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE Paul Harris's highly successful Simultaneous Learning approach is an entirely positive and imaginative way to teach, which embraces the understanding that all the elements of music are connected.

Collected Poems : Introduction by Peter Swab

Paperback, 25/01/2007, £14.95
A volume of poems by Sara Coleridge, daughter of Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

Roots of Musicality: Music Therapy and Personal Development

Paperback, 29/03/2005, £19.99
The author considers neuroscience and psychobiology to identify analogies with the potential of musical expression to bring about therapeutic change, as observed during his work with children with autistic spectrum and pervasive developmental disorders.

Lunatics, Lovers and Poets

Hardback, 07/04/2016, £10.00
To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the deaths of Shakespeare and Cervantes, six Hispanic and six English-language authors have each contributed a previously unpublished story in tribute to these giants of world literature. With Ben Okri, Deborah Levy, Kamila Shamsie, Yuri Herrera, Valeria Luiselli and others, introduced by Salman Rushdie.

Favourite heroes & holy people

Paperback, 20/10/2008, £10.99
Features the influences which a particular hero, heroine or inspiring holy person has had on a number of celebrated national figures lives.

Wadsworth Anthology of Drama 4ed

Paperback, 23/08/2003, £50.99
Offering introduction to drama, this title provides plays usefully situated within their historical and cultural contexts.

Tacita Dean

7, 01/01/2006, £29.95
A guidebook to this multi-faceted artist and her allusive work.


Paperback, 02/06/2016, £8.99
There was a time when Cicero held Caesar's life in the palm of his hand. But now Caesar is the dominant figure and Cicero's life is in ruins. Cicero's comeback requires wit, skill and courage. And for a brief and glorious period, the legendary orator is once more the supreme senator in Rome. But politics is never static.


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