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Rambling Man

ISBN: 9781399802574

Author: Billy Connolly    Publisher: Hachette New Zealand

MY LIFE ON THE ROAD THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING HILARIOUS NEW BOOK FROM THE NATION'S FAVOURITE COMEDIAN, BILLY CONNOLLY Being a Rambling Man was what I always wa...


MY LIFE ON THE ROAD THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING HILARIOUS NEW BOOK FROM THE NATION'S FAVOURITE COMEDIAN, BILLY CONNOLLY Being a Rambling Man was what I always wanted to be, to live the way I damn well pleased. I've met the weirdest and most wonderful people who walk the Earth, seen the most bizarre and the most fantastic sights - and I've rarely come across something I couldn't get a laugh at. I don't think I've ever had a bad trip. Well, apart from in the 1970s, but that's a whole other story . . . When Billy set out from Glasgow as a young man he never looked back. He played his banjo on boats and trains, under trees, and on top of famous monuments. He danced naked in snow, wind and fire. He slept in bus stations, under bridges and on strangers' floors. He travelled by foot, bike, ship, plane, sleigh - even piggy-backed - to get to his next destination. Billy has wandered to every corner of the earth and believes that being a Rambling Man is about more than just travelling - it's a state of mind. Rambling Men and Women are free spirits who live on their wits, are interested in people and endlessly curious about the world. They love to play music, make art or tell stories along the way but, above all, they have a longing in their heart for the open road. In his joyful new book, Billy explores this philosophy and how it has shaped him, and he shares hilarious new stories from his lifetime on the road. From riding his trike down America's famous Route 66, building an igloo on an iceberg in the Arctic, playing elephant polo (badly) in Nepal and crashing his motorbike (more than once), to eating witchetty grubs in Australia, being serenaded by a penguin in New Zealand, and swapping secrets in a traditional Sweat Lodge ritual in Canada, Rambling Man is a truly global adventure with the greatest possible travel companion.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 240 x 170 mm


Publication Date: 10-10-2023


Tags: New Release   Biography   Gift Ideas
$55.00 $49.00
Four Seasons Cookery Book

ISBN: 9781909166141

Author: Margaret Costa    Publisher: Grub Street

Now in Paperback.

First published in 1970 and re-issued by Grub Street for the first time in 1996, the new edition hit the bestseller lists and wen...


Now in Paperback.

First published in 1970 and re-issued by Grub Street for the first time in 1996, the new edition hit the bestseller lists and went on to sell over 20,000 copies and its reappearance was praised by contemporary cookery stars like Nigel Slater, Delia Smith and Simon Hopkinson. Also in that year Magaret Costa was honoured at the prestigious Glenfiddich Awards.
Margaret Costa's book was named as recently as 2010 as one of the Top 50 Cookbooks of All Time by Observer Food Monthly. The book has stood the test of time and indeed many of those writers who praise her also admit that they have taken their inspiration from her wonderful writing. The book is organised according to the seasons, and within each one there are also themed chapters such as Olives, Comforting Breakfasts or Proper Puddings. This is a modern classic which no cookery collection should be without.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 364


Dimensions: 185 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 17-06-2013


$39.99 $5.75
Package Design Book 6

ISBN: 9783836585026

Publisher: Taschen

Wherever you shop, be it online or in a brick-and-mortar store, the first thing you notice about a product is its packaging. The quality of the packaging has a ...


Wherever you shop, be it online or in a brick-and-mortar store, the first thing you notice about a product is its packaging. The quality of the packaging has a significant influence on whether or not a customer decides to buy a product. In fact, packaging has become more important than ever in recent years: Unboxing videos are watched by millions of followers on social media platforms, college Packaging Design courses are full to bursting, more and more agencies are specializing in this area, and companies are investing ever greater sums of money in the outward appearance of their products. Packaging design has long since grown to become not just part of our everyday lives, but a powerful marketing tool as well. High-quality packaging can increase the value of an entire brand. With over 500 projects from more than 45 different countries, the sixth edition of TASCHEN's The Package Design Book celebrates the 14th anniversary of the Pentawards, one of the industry's most important international competitions. We will be casting our spotlight on all the winners from 2019 and 2020. With awards in six major categories - Beverages, Food, Body, Luxury, Other Markets, and Packaging Concepts - this spectacular and inspiring collection presents an array of unusual, intelligent and charming packaging concepts, demonstrating once again the importance of this design discipline.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 512


Dimensions: 237 x 256 mm


Publication Date: 28-01-2021


$180.00 $60.00
Richter Basic Art Series

ISBN: 9783836575232

Author: Klaus Honnef    Publisher: Taschen

Realism vs. Abstraction A colorful exploration of the life and work of Gerhard Richter An encounter with Gerhard Richter, the German artist who widened horizons...


Realism vs. Abstraction A colorful exploration of the life and work of Gerhard Richter An encounter with Gerhard Richter, the German artist who widened horizons in the relationship between painting and reality. From early photographic paintings, along with his famous RAF cycle, to late abstract paintings, experiencing Richter’s work always offers us the unexpected and unseen. Where he once set out to liberate the medium from ideological ballast, today, faced with the overwhelming presence of digital images, he shows us the unsurpassed impact and intensity of painting. A definitive introduction to one of the greatest artists of our time spanning not only his entire career, but also 50 years of cultural, economic, and political events.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


$33.00 $25.00
Chagall - Basic Art Series

ISBN: 9783836527835

Authors: Rainer Metzger, Ingo Walther    Publisher: Taschen

Painter as Poet A world of floating symbols For Marc Chagall (1887–1985), painting was an intricate tapestry of dreams, tales, and traditions. His instantly r...


Painter as Poet A world of floating symbols For Marc Chagall (1887–1985), painting was an intricate tapestry of dreams, tales, and traditions. His instantly recognizable visual language carved out a unique early 20th-century niche, often identified as one of the earliest expressions of psychic experience. Chagall’s canvases are characterized by loose brushwork, deep colors, a particular fondness for blue, and a repertoire of recurring tropes including musicians, roosters, rooftops, flowers, and floating lovers. For all their ethereal charms, his compositions were often rich and complex in their references. They wove together not only colors and forms, but also his Jewish roots with his present encounters in Paris, markers of faith with gestures of love and symbols of hope with testimonies of trauma. Across scenes of birth, love, marriage, and death, this dependable artist introduction explores the many versions of Chagall’s rich vocabulary. From visions of his native Vitebsk in modern-day Belarus to images of the Eiffel Tower, we explore the unique aesthetic of one of the most readily identifiable modern masters and one of the most influential Jewish artists of all time.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 29-09-2016


$33.00 $25.00
Christo and Jeanne-Claude Basic Art Series

ISBN: 9783836524094

Author: Jacob Baal-Tshuva    Publisher: Taschen

“All our work is about freedom.” The universe of Christo and Jeanne-Claude The work of the artist couple Christo (1935–2020) and Jeanne-Claude (1935–200...


“All our work is about freedom.” The universe of Christo and Jeanne-Claude The work of the artist couple Christo (1935–2020) and Jeanne-Claude (1935–2009) resists categorization. It is a hybrid of art, urban planning, architecture, and engineering, but above all an aesthetic uniquely their own: surreal and ethereal environmental interventions that have graced monuments, public parks, and centers of power alike. This compact book spans the complete career of the couple who were born on the very same day, met in Paris, fell in love, and became a creative team like no other. With rich illustration, it spans Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s earliest projects in the 1950s right through to The Floating Piers, installed at Lake Iseo, Italy, in 2016. The book celebrates all of the couple’s most famous environmental interventions, such as The Gates in New York’s Central Park and the Wrapped Reichstag in Berlin, while also featuring early drawings and family photos unknown to the wider public.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 26-03-2016


$33.00 $25.00
A Line of Sight

ISBN: 9780473307219

Author: Adrienne Jansen    Publisher: Escalator Press

A Line of Sight is a compelling whodunnit woven through a story community, family and an extraordinary eight-year-old boy. When Nick and Graeme set out rabbit s...


A Line of Sight is a compelling whodunnit woven through a story community, family and an extraordinary eight-year-old boy. When Nick and Graeme set out rabbit shooting one August day neither of them realise their lives are about to change forever. They spot a couple of suspected cannabis growers on their land. Each fires in warning and one grower is killed. But who fired the fatal shot? And how far will each man go to prove himself not guilty? The story of a young man facing the biggest dilemma of his life, A Line of Sight is an affecting portrayal of male friendship, the links between generations, and Swan – a blind boy whose strange take on the events brings great danger and unexpected clarity.


Bind: paperback


$30.00 $10.00
The Score

ISBN: 9780473253288

Author: Adrienne Jansen    Publisher: Escalator Press

A grand piano falls off a crane and by bad luck ends up the responsibility of Stefan ‒ piano restorer, illegal immigrant and victim of immigration fraudsters....


A grand piano falls off a crane and by bad luck ends up the responsibility of Stefan ‒ piano restorer, illegal immigrant and victim of immigration fraudsters. His neighbours, a diverse bunch with their own messy lives, weigh in to help him rebuild it. The Score mines the rich world of the inner city – a block of council flats where migrants and misfits create their own community.


Bind: paperback


$28.00 $10.00
A Change of Key

ISBN: 9780473440916

Author: Adrienne Jansen    Publisher: Escalator Press

Marko has come to the ends of the earth to escape a once illustrious past in Bulgaria. So why does a Polish bookstore owner call him a traitor? And who covertly...


Marko has come to the ends of the earth to escape a once illustrious past in Bulgaria. So why does a Polish bookstore owner call him a traitor? And who covertly photographed him for the newspaper? Someone knows who he is. They are trying to expose him in his new country, and there is nothing he can do to prevent it. A Change of Key tells the story of a multicultural group of migrants living in an inner-city block of social housing flats in New Zealand. It explores themes of social change and the hardships associated with existing in isolation from one’s family and culture. As they struggle through the realities of living in deprivation, Marko and the other migrants find salvation in friendship, community and classical music.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 254


Dimensions: 128 x 198 mm


$28.00 $10.00
Her New Best Friend

ISBN: 9781913062712

Author: Penny Batchelor    Publisher: Red Door Press

'A twisty and pacy thriller with an original cast of characters, and stakes and jeopardy that build right to the end'-- Philippa East 'Riveting, twisty and tens...


'A twisty and pacy thriller with an original cast of characters, and stakes and jeopardy that build right to the end'-- Philippa East 'Riveting, twisty and tense, Her New Best Friend will keep you guessing until the last sentence! A page-turning psychological thriller' --- E.C. Scullion 'A twisty look at obsession and motherhood. You're in for a treat!'-- Louise Mumford Mum-of-two Audrey is horrified when during a moment of distraction in the park, her pram with baby Wilfred in it rolls down the hill and into a pond. Fortunately for her, Claire Jones is nearby and rescues Wilfred, soothing Audrey and daughter Antonia with coffee and cake in a nearby cafe. No harm is done. However, the frightening experience dents Audrey's confidence and she replays the events over and over, convinced she can't have forgotten to put the brake on. To make matters worse she keeps spotting a shadowy figure everywhere she goes and becomes sure that someone is stalking her. Audrey's fears are escalating when a catastrophic reaction to a bee sting sends her into a coma - and into hospital - but once again her new best friend is on hand to step in. Does Claire really have Audrey's best interests at heart? And if not, why has she inserted herself so cleverly into Audrey's life? Will Audrey ever recover? And will her real friends be able uncover the truth before it is too late? A twisting tale of intrigue and deception - and of what happens when your worst nightmare comes true.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 05-08-2021


$27.99 $18.99
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