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  • Goldby Isaac Asimov

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    Gold is the final and crowning achievement of the fifty-year career of science fiction's transcendent genius, the world-famous author who defined the field of science fiction for its practitioners, its millions of readers, and the world at large. The first section contains stories that range from the humorous to the profound, at the heart of which... more...

  • I See You Made an Effortby Annabelle Gurwitch

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 12.99

    Actress and humorist Annabelle Gurwitch returns with I See You Made an Effort, a book of essays so wickedly funny it may make you forget your last birthday. Not one to shy away from the grisly realities of middle age, the ?slyly subversive? ( O, The Oprah Magazine) Gurwitch confronts the various indignities faced by femmes d?un certain age with... more...

  • Notes towards the Definition of Cultureby T. S. Eliot

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 9.99

    The word culture , in recent years, has been widely and erroneously employed in political, educational, and journalistic contexts. In helping to define a word so greatly misused, T. S. Eliot contradicts many of our popular assumptions about culture, reminding us that it is not the possession of a class but of a whole society and yet its preservation... more...

  • Essays Ancient and Modernby T. S. Eliot

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 9.99

    A compendium of essays on religion, literature, and politics from a Nobel laureate and literary master. more...

  • Songs of the Doomed: The Gonzo Papers 3by Hunter S Thompson

    Pan Macmillan UK 2010; US$ 16.35

    I was thinking; my mind was running at top speed, scanning and sorting my options. They ranged all the way from Dumb and Dangerous to Crazy, Evil, and utterly wrong from the start... stand back. We are on the brink. Yes. I have an idea.When Hunter S. Thompson has an idea, you just have to listen ? and he shares many of his unique ideas in this collection... more...

  • The Bitch in the Houseby Cathi Hanauer

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 11.99

    Virginia Woolf introduced us to the ?Angel in the House?, now prepare to meet... The Bitch In the House . Women today have more choices than at any time in history, yet many smart, ambitious, contemporary women are finding themselves angry, dissatisfied, stressed out. Why are they dissatisfied? And what do they really want? These questions form... more...

  • I Killed Scheherazadeby Joumana Haddad

    Saqi 2011; US$ 11.65

    Joumana Haddad is angry about the way Arab women are portrayed in the West. In I Killed Scheherazade she challenges prevalent notions of identity and womanhood in the Middle East and speaks of her own intellectual development and the liberating impact of literature on her life. Fiery and candid, this is a provocative exploration of what it means to... more...

  • Essaysby Francis Bacon

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    It is virtually impossible to overstate the impact of Francis Bacon's work on modern society. As the creator of the scientific method, he paved the way for thousands of important discoveries. In this interesting volume of essays, Bacon takes on topics ranging from travel to family life, offering his unique viewpoint and nuggets of philosophical... more...

  • Mind The Childby Camila Batmanghelidjh; Kids Company

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available

    Kids Company, a leading London charity supported by Prince Charles, Helen Mirren and Stephen Fry, presents the voices of some of London's children, in partnership with the charity's founder Camila Batmanghelidjh - part of a series of twelve books tied to the twelve lines of the London Underground, as Tfl celebrates 150 years of the Tube with Penguin... more...

  • This I Believeby Jay Allison; Dan Gediman

    Henry Holt and Co. 2006; US$ 15.99

    An inspiring collection of the personal philosophies of a group of remarkable men and women   Based on the National Public Radio series of the same name, This I Believe features eighty essayists--from the famous to the unknown--completing the thought that begins the book's title. Each piece compels readers to rethink not only how they have... more...