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  • The Onion Presents: Christmas Exposedby The Onion Staff

    Quirk Books 2011; US$ 12.95

    Christmas wouldn?t be Christmas without impulse-priced holiday gift books?and now The Onion has unleashed its award-winning team of investigative journalists upon the genre. Christmas Exposed features more than one hundred shocking tales of Secret Santas, shopping mall mayhem, dysfunctional family dinners, and much, much more. From the Trade... more...

  • The Hogmanay Companionby Hugh Douglas

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 12.22

    How many times have you wondered about the origins of New Year's Eve, or Hogmanay as the Scots term it? This book reveals all as Hugh Douglas takes the reader from the remotest beginnings of this festival through the more recent developments in the 18th and 19th centuries right up to the millennium. There are many surprises in store for the unwary... more...

  • Dimersions of Japanese Societyby Kenneth Henshall

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 70.00

    Japan remains one of the most intriguing yet least understood nations. In a much needed, balanced and comprehensive analysis, among other remarkable revelations, this book presents for the first time a vital key to understanding the organisation of Japan's society and the behaviour of its people. The Japanese are not driven by a universal morality... more...

  • The English Yearby Steve Roud

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 21.14

    This enthralling book will take you, month-by-month, day-by-day, through all the festivities of English life. From national celebrations such as New Year?s Eve to regional customs such as the Padstow Hobby Horse procession, cheese rolling in Gloucestershire and Easter Monday bottle kicking in Leeds, it explains how they originated, what they mean... more...

  • Insatiableby Jason Fagone

    Random House 2011; US$ 11.27

    Bill 'EL Wingador' Simmons, Sonya 'The Black Widow' Thomas, David 'Coondog' O'Karma, Bill 'EL Wingador' Simmons, Sonya 'The Black Widow' Thomas, David 'Coondog' O'Karma, Eric 'Badlands' Booker, Timothy 'Eater X' Janus - just a few of the stars of one of America's fastest growing sports: competitive eating. In a country in which a third of the population... more...

  • In the Country of Countryby Nicholas Dawidoff

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.95

    From the author of the bestselling The Catcher Was a Spy comes an exhilarating exploration of the performers, places, and experiences which form country music--a genre which is uniquely and authentically American. 40 photos. From the Hardcover edition. more...

  • My Health, My Faith, My Cultureby Sue Timmins

    M&K Update Ltd 2012; US$ 9.58

    Every patient, whatever their cultural background and religious affiliation, is entitled to receive healthcare that is sensitive, appropriate and person- centred. In the UK today, there are people from many different minority groups. There are also members of the host population who follow religions other than Christianity, either from birth or personal... more...

  • AQA A2 Sociology Student Unit Guide New Edition: Unit 3 Beliefs in Societyby Joan Garrod; Tony Lawson

    Hodder Education 2012; US$ 12.99

    Written by senior examiners, Joan Garrod and Tony Lawson, this AQA A2 Sociology Student Unit Guide is the essential study companion for Unit 3: Beliefs in Society.This full-colour book includes all you need to know to prepare for your unit exam: clear guidance on the content of the unit, with topic summaries, knowledge check questions and... more...

  • Vedic Astrologyby Ronnie Gale Dreyer

    Red Wheel Weiser 1997; US$ 24.95

    "A major bridge between the astrological heritage of India and the cultural needs of the West. [Dreyer's] work enables any thoughtful reader with a basic knowledge of Western astrology to encounter the Indian tradition, the power of its methods, and the richness of its thought... perhaps the best text of its kind in print." -Rob Hand ]]> more...

  • My Mother's Wedding Dressby Justine Picardie

    Pan Macmillan 2013; US$ 11.00

    In this absolutely unique treasure trove of fashion, family memoir and literature, Justine Picardie tells a sequence of stories that reveal the fabric of the past, and how a family has fashioned itself through the clothes that they have worn: from her mother?s black wedding dress to her first party frock, a translucent winged fairy outfit that provided... more...