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The Book of Strange New Things

Peter Leigh is a missionary called to go on the journey of a lifetime. Leaving behind his beloved wife, Bea, Peter sets out on a quest to take the word of God to the farthest corners of the galaxy.

The Story of the Lost Child

Soon to be an HBO series, book four in the New York Times bestselling Neapolitan quartet about two friends in post-war Italy is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted epic by one of today's most beloved and acclaimed writers, Elena Ferrante, "one of the great novelists of our time." (Roxana Robinson, The New York Times) Here is the dazzling saga of two women, the brilliant, bookish Elena and the fiery uncontainable Lila. In this book, life's great discoveries have been made, its vagaries and los...

The Lost Pianos of Siberia

A critically-acclaimed Sunday Times, Spectator and Independent BOOK OF 2020 Now with colour photography by Michael Turek 'Richly absorbing...

The Book of Disquiet

With its astounding hardcover reviews Richard Zenith's new complete translation of The Book of Disquiet has now taken on a similar iconic status to Ulysses, The Trial or In Search of Lost Time as one of the greatest but also strangest modernist texts. Featuring an assembly of sometimes linked fragments, it is a mesmerising, haunting 'novel' without parallel in any other culture.

The Book of Illusions

A grief-stricken man's obsession with the mysterious life of a silent film star takes him on a strangeand intense journey into a shadow-world of lies, illusions and unexpected love . . . Six months after losing his wife and two young sons in a plane crash, Vermont professor David Zimmer spends his waking hours mired in a blur of alcoholic grief andself-pity. Then, watching television one night, he stumbles upon a lost film by Hector Mann, and finds himself enraptured.

The Monocle Book of Italy

Following the success of The Monocle Book of Japan, Monocle's latest book is a celebration of all things Italian. Few countries pack a punch like Italy - energetic, enigmatic and effortlessly cool, it's a country of chic beach clubs, tradition-steeped hilltop towns and cities full of soul.

The Illustrated Book of Sayings

From the New York Times bestselling author of Lost in Translation and Eating the Sun, a charming illustrated collection of more than fifty expressions from around the globe that explores the nuances of language From the hilarious and romantic to the philosophical and literal, the idioms, proverbs, and adages in this illustrated collection address the nuances of language in the form of sayings from around the world. From the French idiom "to pedal in the sauerkraut" (meaning, "to spin your wheel...

The Lost Diaries of Adrian Mole 1999-2001

"The Lost Diaries of Adrian Mole, 1999-2001" is the seventh book in Sue Townsend'sbrilliantly funny "Adrian Mole" series. Monday January 3, 2000.

The Book of Form and Emptiness

A brilliantly inventive new novel about loss, growing up and our relationship with things, by the Booker Prize-shortlisted author of A Tale for the Time Being. One year after the death of his beloved musician father, thirteen-year-old Benny Oh begins to hear voices.

Things Remembered and Things Forgotten

'If we want to understand what has been lost to time, there is no way other than through the exercise of imagination ... imagination applied with delicate rather than broad strokes'. So wrote the award winning Japanese author Kyoko Nakajima of her story, Things Remembered and Things Forgotten, a piece that illuminates, as if by throwing a switch, the layers of wartime devastation that lie just below the surface of Tokyo's insistently modern culture. The ten acclaimed stories in this collection ...

The Next Fifty Things that Made the Modern Economy

'Endlessly insightful and full of surprises - exactly what you would expect from Tim Harford' BILL BRYSON 'Entertaining . . . A lively introduction to some of the most ingenious, yet often overlooked inventions that have changed the way we live' The Times

Where the Wild Things are + CD

Read-along with the story in this book and CD edition! One night Max puts on his wolf suit and makes mischief of one kind and another, so his mother calls him 'Wild Thing' and sends him to bed without his supper. That night a forest begins to grow in Max's room and an ocean rushes by with a boat to take Max to the place where the wild things are.

Lost Kingdom : A History of Russian Nationalism - Sehrii Plokhy

An astonishingly wide-ranging history of Russian nationalism chronicling Russia's yearning for Empire and how it has affected its politics for centuriesIn 2014, Russia annexed Crimea and attempted to seize a portion of Ukraine. While the world watched in outrage, this violation of national sovereignty was in fact only the latest iteration of a centuries-long effort to expand Russian boundaries and create a pan-Russian nation. In Lost Kingdom, award-winning historian Serhii Plokhy argues that we...

The Roots - Vinyl Things Fall Apart (2LP)

<p>LP1</p> <p>Act Won (Things Fall Apart)<br />Table of Contents (Parts 1 &amp; 2)<br />The Next Movement<br />Step into the Realm<br />The Spark<br />Dynamite!<br />Without a Doubt<br />Ain't Sayin' Nothin' New<br />Double Trouble</p> <p>LP 2</p> <p>Act Too (The Love of My Life)<br />100% Dundee<br />Diedre vs. Dice<br />Adrenaline!<br />3rd Acts: ? vs. Scratch 2...

Seeing Things

Aimed at children between the ages of eight and twelve, Seeing Things is a wonderful introduction to photography that asks how photographers transform ordinary things into meaningful moments. In this book, acclaimed and beloved photographer Joel Meyerowitz takes readers on a journey through the power and magic of photography: its abilities to freeze time, tell a story, combine several layers into one frame and record life's fleeting and beautiful moments.

Movies of the 2000s

2000s: A cinematic odyssey The films that defined the noughties Our Movies series enters the 21st century with this definitive line-up of 99 of the most important films made during the 2000s, an age of evergreen franchises, historical epics, and comic-book superheroes, as well as fast-evolving CGI aesthetics, low-key global indies gaining unprecedented audiences, and hard-hitting documentaries (and mockumentaries) becoming mainstream feature hits. Through the gripping stories, insightful dramas...

Known and Strange Things

Shortlisted for the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award and the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay A blazingly intelligent first collection of essays from the award-winning author of Open City and Every Day Is for the Thief.

The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt

Meet Alexander von Humboldt: the great lost scientist, visionary, thinker and daring explorer; the man who first predicted climate change, who has more things named after him than anyone else (including a sea on the moon), and who has inspired generations of writers, thinkers and revolutionaries . . . In The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, 88-year-old Humboldt takes us on a fantastic voyage, back through his life, tracing his footsteps around the rainforests, mountains and crocodile-infes...

The Short Story of Modern Art

The Short Story of Modern Art explains the how, why and when of modern art - who introduced certain things, what they were, where they were produced, and why they matter. Simply constructed, the book explores 50 key works - from the realist painting of Courbet to a contemporary installation by Yayoi Kusama - and then links them to the most important movements, themes and techniques.

Lost and Found - A New World

The Most Dramatic Release Volume one of LaChapelle's final project, 10 years in the making TASCHEN is proud to announce Lost + Found, Part I and Good News, Part II, the long-awaited, latest and final publications from artist David LaChapelle. The books are the fourth and fifth installments of LaChapelle's five-book anthology, which began with LaChapelle Land (1996), continued with Hotel LaChapelle (1999), and followed with Heaven to Hell (2006).

101 Things I Learned in Architecture School

Concise lessons in design, drawing, the creative process, and presentation, from the basics of "How to Draw a Line" to the complexities of color theory.This is a book that students of architecture will want to keep in the studio and in their backpacks. It is also a book they may want to keep out of view of their professors, for it expresses in clear and simple language things that tend to be murky and abstruse in the classroom.

Do Listen

Do Listen is about rediscovering the lost art of listening.

Extraordinary Things to Cut Out and Collage

Make your own vision boards, birthday cards, and more with Extraordinary Things to Cut Out and Collage! If you want to discover the fun of collage then this fabulous book is the perfect kit.

My Worst Book Ever!

Picture books are such good fun and so is making them-- but who knew there were so many things that could go wrong? This is the story of a picture book doomed from the very start.

The Boy

A spectacular collection of four much-loved modern classics from the multi award-winning, internationally best-selling picture book creator, Oliver Jeffers, along with a captivating behind-the-scenes look at the making of each in four fascinating sketchbook sections. Contains the following stories: How to Catch a Star Lost and Found The Way Back Home Up and Down

The Great Paper Caper

Exciting new cover reissue of this funny forest story, from award-winning, internationally bestselling picture book creator of Lost and Found, Oliver Jeffers. When life in the forest begins to change; when trees mysteriously lose their branches, when whole tree trunks start to disappear, when homes are lost, the only course of action for the forest dwellers is to begin a full scale investigation.

The Misty Harbour - Inspector Maigret

This is a new translation of Georges Simenon's gripping tale of lost identity. This is the book sixteen in the new Penguin Maigret series.

Burn Out. The Endgame for Fossil Fuels

An energy revolution is under way with far-reaching consequences for nations, companies, and the way we address climate change Low oil prices are sending shockwaves through the global economy, and longtime industry observer Dieter Helm explains how this and other shifts are the harbingers of a coming energy revolution and how the fossil fuel age will come to an end. Surveying recent surges in technological innovations, Helm's provocative new book documents how the global move toward the interne...

Here We Are

#1 New York Times Bestseller and #1 TIME Best Book of the Year for 2017! The exquisite and thought-provoking new book from the multi award-winning, internationally best-selling picture book creator of Lost and Found, Oliver Jeffers.

Underland

The highly anticipated new book from the internationally bestselling, prize-winning author of Landmarks, The Lost Words and The Old Ways 'You'd be crazy not to read this book' The Sunday Times

Why do Cats Meow?

Why Do Cats Meow? is the second book in the series of natural history books for children that answer curious questions about favourite and familiar pets. The book highlights the qualities of different types of cats, and answers some of the more curious questions children have about cats, including: why do cats like scratching things? Why do cats like bringing us dead things? and Why do cats have wet noses?

No Rules Rules

*** Longlisted for the 2020 Financial Times & McKinsey Business Book of the Year *** It's time to do things differently.

Reservoir 13

LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE A GUARDIAN NOTABLE BOOK OF 2017 From the award-winning author of If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things and Even the Dogs. Reservoir 13 tells the story of many lives haunted by one family's loss.

Ikigai & Other Japanese Words to Live By

Introducing and explaining some of the most poignant Japanese words, Ikigai is a lifestyle as well as a language book. From the wistful poetry of mono-no-aware, a word that asks us to recognize the bittersweet transience of all things, to the quiet harmony of wa, which knits together all of society's structures, this book is an introduction to the intricacies and value of Japanese phrases and concepts.

Last Days in Old Europe

'With these vivid, wistful memoirs, he joins the great chroniclers of Europe - the Prousts, Zweigs, Lampedusas, Leigh-Fermors and Bassanis - and shows how some of the things those writers loved persisted as late as 1989.' (Economist) Selected as a Book of the Year in the TLS and Spectator

Neither Here, Nor There

Bill Bryson's first travel book, The Lost Continent, was unanimously acclaimed as one of the funniest books in years. In Neither Here nor There he brings his unique brand of humour to bear on Europe as he shoulders his backpack, keeps a tight hold on his wallet, and journeys from Hammerfest, the northernmost town on the continent, to Istanbul on the cusp of Asia.

Ruin and Redemption in Architecture

Lost, forgotten, reimagined, and transformed: the compelling beauty of abandoned, reinvented, and rescued architecture. This book captures the awe-inspiring drama of abandoned, forgotten, and ruined spaces, as well as the extraordinary designs that can bring them back to life - demonstrating that reimagined, repurposed, and abandoned architecture has the beauty and power to change lives, communities, and cities the world over.

Nomad

A reclusive designer living in a custom tiny house in the middle of the Montana wilderness. A couple who traded their expensive Bay Area apartment for a slip at a nearby marina, where they live on a docked sailboat. A family of five who decided to simplify their lives by moving into a school bus, selling most of their possessions in the process. Nomad features their stories, and many more. From vanlifers to boondockers, liveaboards to tiny-house dwellers, these freedom seekers have forged a new...

A New World

An Illuminated Manuscript for the Time We Live In TASCHEN is proud to announce Lost + Found, Part I and Good News, Part II, the long-awaited, latest and final publications from artist David LaChapelle. The books are the fourth and fifth installments of LaChapelle's five-book anthology, which began with LaChapelle Land (1996), continued with Hotel LaChapelle (1999), and followed with Heaven to Hell (2006).

When You Ask Me Where I'm Going

Perfect for fans of Rupi Kaur and Elizabeth Acevedo, Jasmin Kaur's stunning debut novel is a collection of poetry, illustrations, and prose. screamso that one daya hundred years from nowanother sister will not have todry her tears wonderingwhere in historyshe lost her voice The six sections of the book explore what it means to be a young woman living in a world that doesn't always hear her and tell the story of Kiran as she flees a history of trauma and raises her daughter, Sahaara, while livi...