August 2013 (22)

The Best Book In The World

ISBN: 9781780942247

Author: Peter Stjernstrom    Publisher: Hesperus Press

Author Titus Jensen is waiting for his big break. But he's middle-aged, has rather a fondness for alcohol and no one seems to take him seriously enough. He make...


Author Titus Jensen is waiting for his big break. But he's middle-aged, has rather a fondness for alcohol and no one seems to take him seriously enough. He makes ends meet by giving public readings from obscure books at festivals across Sweden which is okay, but he can't help thinking there has to be more to life for an author of his quality - Eddie X is cool. Eddie X is hip. Eddie X is a hit with the ladies and loves being the centre of attention. A radical poet and regular on the festival circuit, he can't help thinking there has to be more to life for a talented, good-looking man like himself - One night, after a successful event at which Titus reads from The Diseases of Swedish Monarchs and Eddie X waxes lyrical to the thrashing tones of metal band The Tourettes, the unlikely pair get horribly drunk together and hatch a plan. There's only one thing for a budding writer to do to get worldwide recognition: write the best book in the world - a book so amazing that it will end up on all the bestseller lists in every category imaginable: thriller, self-help, cookery, business, dieting - a book that combines everything in one! But there is only room for one such amazing book and as the alcohol-induced haze clears Titus and Eddie X both realise they are not willing to share the limelight. Who will win the race to write the best book in the world, and to what unimaginable lengths will they go to get there first ... ? Hilariously quirky and witty, The Best Book in the World will take you on a meandering race to the finish line, throwing plenty of satirical punches along the way.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 400


Publication Date: 01-09-2013


$34.99
The Sea-Wolf

ISBN: 9781843914709

Author: Jack London    Publisher: Hesperus Press

A classic tale of adventure at sea, The Sea-Wolf tells the story of the naive young Humphrey van Weyden, whose ship is wrecked in a terrible storm. He is rescue...


A classic tale of adventure at sea, The Sea-Wolf tells the story of the naive young Humphrey van Weyden, whose ship is wrecked in a terrible storm. He is rescued by the mysterious Captain Wolf Larsen of the ship Ghost. Humphrey's new life aboard Ghost will test him to the limits of his endurance but also bring him the greatest happiness he has ever known. Captain Wolf Larsen is a powerful, brutal man with a razor sharp intelligence. When there is an attempted mutiny on board he shows no mercy to the would-be mutineers, and when his brother Death Larsen attempts to take over the Ghost by force, there is no love lost between them in their vicious battle. Wolf's cruel manner is thrown into sharp relief by the gentle spirit of the beautiful poetess also rescued, Maud Brewster, who charms both Wolf and Humphrey. As Humphrey falls in love with Maud, he must contend not only with the dangers of being at sea but with competition from his cruel and scheming captain. The Sea-Wolf is a dramatic tale of mutiny and shipwreck, but at its heart is the story of a love that flourishes in the unlikeliest of places. Jack London's thrilling narrative of the seven seas remains just as gripping today as it was a hundred years ago.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Publication Date: 01-08-2013


Tags: August 2013   Classics
$27.99
Elliott Erwitt's Kolor

ISBN: 9783832795771

Author: Elliott Erwitt    Publisher: TeNeues

To select the color photographs for this vast project that have never been published in a book before, Elliott Erwitt sifted through his ample archive of nearly...


To select the color photographs for this vast project that have never been published in a book before, Elliott Erwitt sifted through his ample archive of nearly half a million 35mm slides. Then he began the mammoth task of whittling it down to this epic collection of roughly 450 pages. For most of these images, the color managed to stay miraculously preserved and every evocative detail is as crisp as the date of its creation. Whether world leaders or sassy showgirls, the subjects reflect Erwitt’s own wry and eclectic sensibility. To say the juxtapositions are intriguing would be an understatement. From marketplaces to military camps, Vegas to Venice, there’s a rich mixture of public pageantry and carefully observed private interactions.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 448


Dimensions: 270 x 360 mm


Publication Date: 20-08-2013


$199.00 $115.00
So You're 40!

ISBN: 9781849534376

Author: Mike Haskins    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

You may never now become a rock star or regain the waist size you had at 18. You have taken a sudden interest in bleeding your radiators and figuring out the be...


You may never now become a rock star or regain the waist size you had at 18. You have taken a sudden interest in bleeding your radiators and figuring out the best route by road to anywhere in the country.
On the bright side, you can feel smug that you have better grammar than a university student and don’t have to dig out your embarrassing passport photo to get into pubs or buy alcohol.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 111 x 154 mm


Publication Date: 05-08-2013


$17.99
So You're 60!

ISBN: 9781849534390

Author: Mike Haskins    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Your life may now consist of sleeping during sex instead of after it and going to more funerals than weddings. On the bright side, you can get away with making ...


Your life may now consist of sleeping during sex instead of after it and going to more funerals than weddings. On the bright side, you can get away with making no effort whatsoever to lose weight. And all those charities you gave to – it’s payback time!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 111 x 154 mm


Publication Date: 05-08-2013


$17.99
The Dal Cookbook

ISBN: 9781909166059

Author: Krishna Dutta    Publisher: Grub Street

Dal is to India what pasta is to Italy. Cheap to produce, highly nutritional, suitable for long storage and capable of being cooked in a basic pot on an open fi...


Dal is to India what pasta is to Italy. Cheap to produce, highly nutritional, suitable for long storage and capable of being cooked in a basic pot on an open fire, dal has been providing nourishment to millions of Indians for millennia. It truly is a pan-Indian dish consumed by rich and poor alike. It is high protein and has practically no sugar – in fact it is known as ‘poor man’s meat’ in India – hence doctors now include this as an essential item in a diet for diabetics.
Dal is a genuinely impressive dish of infinite variety – there are at least 50 recipes for this humble food. There are multiple ways of cooking it, wide-ranging seasonings are used and there are diverse supplements to serve with it. Over the centuries Indian cooks became innovative and with locally available ingredients they dished out dal to satisfy a regional palate. In the process they also invented new dishes using dal lentils such as kedgeree (khichari – a risotto made with lentil), dosas (pancakes mixed with lentil flower), vadas (lentil cakes), dhokla (baked lentil cakes), papadam (dried lentil snack) and pakoras (fritters dipped in lentil batter).
Krishna Dutta has assembled all the available recipes she could find from her native India and gives here for the first time the most comprehensive collection of recipes, organised regionally. She provides a fascinating historical and cultural context for her recipes making this as much a book to read as cook from.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 124


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 30-08-2013


$45.00
Boat Maintenance

ISBN: 9781565235496

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Every boat, be it sail or power, wood or fiberglass, stored in the water or on dry land, needs regular maintenance to keep it sea-worthy. Proper maintenance can...


Every boat, be it sail or power, wood or fiberglass, stored in the water or on dry land, needs regular maintenance to keep it sea-worthy. Proper maintenance can help save money by catching trouble before it starts.



The Essential Guide to Boating, Boat Maintenance will help new and experienced boat owners keep their boat in tip-top shape. From repairing scratched and worn hulls and decks, to fixing engines and tightening fittings, every inch of the boat is covered including the below deck quarters. Learning to care for this valuable possession is part of the thrill of owning one. Whether DIY-ing it, or hiring help, this book is a great guide to have on-board to ensure many years of boating enjoyment.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 159


Dimensions: 190 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 17-07-2013


$39.99
Learn To Turn

ISBN: 9781565237643

Author: Barry Gross    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Learn to Turn, 2nd Edition is a woodturning book for true beginners. If you've considered trying woodturning-but have been intimidated by other books available ...


Learn to Turn, 2nd Edition is a woodturning book for true beginners. If you've considered trying woodturning-but have been intimidated by other books available on the subject-you'll find artist and author Barry Gross puts the fun back into turning with this approachable and enjoyable guide.



Written for true beginners, this approachable and enjoyable instructional guide teaches the art of turning. Readers will receive advice on every step of the turning process, including selecting the right lathe, basic safety and woodshop setup, an overview of the proper tools and how to use them, and the basics on sharpening, sanding, and finishing.



Also included are step-by-step instructions for eight projects such as a birdhouse, a simple bowl, and a pepper mill. This guide also includes a special chapter that addresses and reveals the surprisingly simple solutions to common beginner mistakes.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 127


Dimensions: 215 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 17-07-2013


$39.99
Learn to Burn

ISBN: 9781565237285

Author: Simon Easton    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Known as pyrography, which literally means "writing with fire," woodburning is a rewarding art that is practically infinite in its applications. This book shows...


Known as pyrography, which literally means "writing with fire," woodburning is a rewarding art that is practically infinite in its applications. This book shows you everything you need to get started in this fun and expressive craft.



Award-winning artist and pyrographer Si Easton takes you from basic woodburning concepts to tips and techniques that encourage your creativity and help you develop your own individual style. His expert lessons teach you all of the essential techniques, from making simple marks to texturing, lettering, shading and finishing.



Learn to Burn offers fifteen step-by-step projects for making decorative gifts—from spoons and spatulas to bangles, bowls and bookmarks—illustrated with clear how-to photographs. Each pyro project can be completed using ready-made materials that are easy to find at your local craft store.



Fifty bonus patterns will allow you to unleash your creativity on hundreds of additional woodburning projects. This a book that you’ll come back to again and again as you develop your expertise in an innovative art form.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 95


Dimensions: 215 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 17-07-2013


$29.99
Boost Arctic and Antarctic Life Coloring Book

ISBN: 9780486494302

Author: Ruth Soffer    Publisher: Dover Publications

Children can get acquainted with a variety of polar inhabitants as they color lifelike drawings of terns and humpback whales, baby harp seals, a sea spider, kin...


Children can get acquainted with a variety of polar inhabitants as they color lifelike drawings of terns and humpback whales, baby harp seals, a sea spider, king and emperor penguins, and other creatures — all shown in their native habitats. Fact-filled captions accompany 44 excellent illustrations in this entertaining and educational coloring book. Free Teacher's Manual available. Grades: 3–5.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 20-08-2013


$11.99
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