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  • A Highland Christmasby M.C. Beaton

    Little, Brown Book Group 2009; US$ 9.99

    In dark, wintry Lochdubh, Christmas Cheer is about as welcome as a flat tyre on a deserted road. The Calvinist element in town has always resisted what they view as secular frivolity, so for most of the townsfolk there'll be no carols, feasting, gifts - or even whisky on Christmas Day! And for PC Hamish Macbeth there's no holiday from crime - he... more...

  • The Vogue Factorby Kirstie Clements

    Guardian Faber Publishing 2013; US$ 7.28

    The Vogue Factor is her candid account of life at the heart of the fashion industry, from photo shoots and celebrity interviews to the ugly truth behind the glamour - infighting, back-stabbing and the dangerous pursuit of beauty. This is the behind-the-scenes story of an illustrious career in fashion, from receptionist to the editor's chair. It's... more...

  • A Good Talkby Daniel Menaker

    Grand Central Publishing 2010; US$ 20.00

    A GOOD TALK is an analysis of and guide to that most exclusively human of all activities-- conversation . Drawing on over forty years of experience in American letters, Menaker pinpoints the factors that drive and enliven every good conversation: the vagaries (and joys) of subtext; the deeper structure and meaning of conversational flow; the subliminal... more...

  • Chu Hsi's "Family Rituals"by Chu Hsi; Patricia Buckley Ebrey

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 37.95 US$ 34.53

    Compiled by the great Neo-Confucian philosopher Chu Hsi (1130-1200), the Family Rituals is a manual for the private performance of the standard Chinese family rituals: initiations, weddings, funerals, and sacrifices to ancestral spirits. This translation makes the work, which is the most important text of its kind in the last thousand years of Chinese... more...

  • A Foxfire Christmasby Eliot Wigginton

    The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 14.99 US$ 12.74

    New in paperback This captivating book of recollections celebrates the holiday traditions of Appalachian families as passed from one generation to the next. Based on Foxfire students' interviews with neighbors and family members, the memories shared here are from a simpler time, when gifts were fewer but perhaps more precious, and holiday tables... more...

  • The Amish of Lancaster Countyby Donald B. Kraybill; Dr Daniel Rodriguez

    Stackpole Books 2008; US$ 15.99

    Primer to understanding Amish life for visitors. Captivating color photography. Insight on recent media events. more...

  • Why Do They Dress That Way?by Stephen Scott

    Good Books 2008; US$ 7.95

              This unique book, by a man who has chosen to "dress plain," describes the history and use of hats, bonnets, dresses, overcoats, and other articles of clothing used by the various religious groups who wear plain garb. This is the first comprehensive book about why more than 150,000 persons in North America wear plain clothes for religious... more...

  • Sustainability of Van Gujjarsby Rubina Nusrat

    Kalpaz Publications 2015; US$ 36.99

    The Book is about the forest dwelling tribes of Northern Himalayas who are in the process of resettlement by the Uttarakhand Government in India. This book discusses the sustainability issues of this tribe in the context of vulnerability and livelihood strategies. The main theme and objective is to make available the literature pertaining to Van Gujjar... more...

  • Art And Culture of Marginalised Nomadic Tribes In Andhra Pradeshby P. Sadanandam

    Gyan Publishing House 2008; US$ 47.99

    India is rich in its oral tradition. Its antiquity defies historical inquiry. Indian folklore offers diversity in the forms of expression while retaining the unity of theme, i.e. Dharma., The forms may be changing periodically to suit the times. The purpose of these popular art forms has been the same in a way as the classical arts. They provide... more...

  • Cultural History of Bengali Proverbsby Sudeshna Basak

    Gyan Publishing House 2010; US$ 62.99

    Bengali proverbs are found from the earliest literary specimens down to the present day. They encompass a wide range of subjects dealing with gods and goddesses, mythical characters, folkloric figures and historical persons, social and family life, love, human body and behaviour, materials of everyday use and luxurious items, agriculture and food,... more...