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  • Being a Curateby Jonathon Ross-McNairn; Sonia Barron

    SPCK 2014; US$ 18.94

    Focusing mainly on stories about being a curate in a variety of church traditions and contexts (both stipendiary and self-supporting), this engrossing book is inclusive in terms of age, ethnicity and gender. Over twenty contributors offer honest, grounded reflections on their experiences, through a mix of anecdotes, humour, practical advice and theology.... more...

  • It's True! This Book is a Load of Rubbishby Deborah Burnside

    Allen & Unwin 2005; US$ 10.86

    A book that unearths the facts about rubbish and recycling through the ages: from dustmen, mudlarks, toshers and rakers to litter on Everest; from George Clooney's pig pal, Max, to a dunny fit for a Chinese emperor. This is the fourteenth title in the more...

  • The Devil's Footprintsby John Burnside

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 14.95

    A novel of mysterious beauty, The Devil's Footprints explores the elemental forces of everyday life: love, fear, grief, and the hope of redemption.Michael Gardiner has lived in Coldhaven all his life yet still feels like an outsider. Married but distant from his wife, he discovers that a school friend, Moira Birnie, has killed herself and her two... more...

  • The Glisterby John Burnside

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.95

    Acclaimed author John Burnside delivers a profound, page-turning novel about innocence, evil, morality, and the dark corners of the human psyche.   Mysterious illnesses affect the inhabitants of the post-industrial village of Innertown, and a pervasive sense of malaise hangs everywhere. So when teenage boys disappear into the poisoned woods surrounding... more...

  • Fiscal Sustainability in Theory and Practiceby Craig Burnside

    World Bank Publications 2005; US$ 24.99

    Fiscal sustainability analysis is the use of a simple set of tools to analyze a government's budget and its debt position, and leads to conclusions - given the government's debt level - about the appropriateness of fiscal policy. Many economists are familiar with fiscal sustainability analysis, but there is no single reference work that explains... more...

  • Wordwatching: field notes from an amateur philologistby Julian Burnside

    Scribe Publications 2009; US$ 21.99

    A bonzer (p. 288) discussion of the strange but dinkum (p. 289) pedigree (p. 224) of the naughty (p. 202), nice (p. 212), and, sometimes, obscene (p. 217) English language. We live in a torrent of words ? from radio and television, books and newspapers, and now from the internet. But, as Julian Burnside reminds us in this new edition... more...

  • Glisterby John Burnside

    Random House 2010; US$ 13.36

    The children of Innertown exist in a state of suspended terror. Every year or so, a boy from their school disappears, vanishing into the wasteland of the old chemical plant. Nobody knows where these boys go, or whether they are alive or dead, and without evidence the authorities claim they are simply runaways. The town policeman, Morrison... more...

  • A Lie About My Fatherby John Burnside

    Random House 2010; US$ 13.36

    A moving, unforgettable memoir of two lost men: a father and his child. He had his final heart attack in the Silver Band Club in Corby, somewhere between the bar and the cigarette machine. A foundling; a fantasist; a morose, threatening drinker who was quick with his hands, he hadn't seen his son for years. John Burnside's extraordinary... more...

  • Waking Up in Toytownby John Burnside

    Random House 2010; US$ 13.36

    In the early 80s, after a decade of drug abuse and borderline mental illness, John Burnside resolved to escape his addictive personality and find calm in a 'Surbiton of the mind'. But the suburbs are not quite as normal as he had imagined and, as he relapses into chaos, he encounters a homicidal office worker who is obsessed with Alfred Hitchcock... more...

  • The Devil's Footprintsby John Burnside

    Random House 2011; US$ 13.36

    Once, on a winter's night many years ago, after a heavy snow, the devil passed through the Scottish fishing town of Coldhaven, leaving a trail of dark hoofprints across the streets and roofs of the sleeping town. Michael Gardiner has lived in Coldhaven all his life, but still feels like an outsider, a blow-in. When Moira Birnie decides... more...