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Landscape, people and books
Remote Britain relishes the ever-changing great landscapes of this fascinating island and the people who grow out of them. And the constant surprises. Who realises how sharp are the contrasts to be found within the Isles of Scilly or the Isle of Wight, how remote it is possible to feel in Essex, or how extraordinary is ‘Yorkshire’s teardrop’, Spurn Point, way out in the Humber estuary?
As in his acclaimed Journey Through Britain to which this is a worthy successor, Mr Thomas finds remains of railways and even active steam trains in the most unlikely of places, stays in hotels to fall in love with or to hate, and is never short of people to express their own views, as he does colourfully himself in chapters such as In the Footsteps of the Queen Mother.
Here is a book to dip into, savour and refer to many times.
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 234 x 153 mm | 536 Pages + 16 Pages of Colour Photographs |
Parenting today’s children for tomorrow’s world
Drawing on cutting-edge research, Raising Stress-Proof Kids explores the powerful and potentially long-term effects of stress on our children. Most importantly, it offers simple but effective steps that parents can take to minimise the impact of stress at home and at school. A must-read for every parent who wants to raise smart, emotionally stable, responsible, stress-proof kids!
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 151 mm | 240 Pages |
Celebrate the days when trains were trains, individual expresses had their own character, serving their passengers in style in the restaurant car, and connecting services ran over picturesque branch lines that were a very part of the countryside they served. Railway Season captures all our railway yesterdays with panache.
This is indeed a railway book like no other, a portfolio of word portraits by an enthusiast who knows his subject intimately and is never at a loss for a telling example.
Though this is not specifically a book about the countryside, inevitably it looms large since even intercity trains run through it, as demonstrated in the chapter ‘A country journey like no other’, which also emphasises the author’s West Country background. But whatever your interest in railways and wherever your favourite part of the countryside, there is much here for you. The chapter on railways for pleasure perhaps sums it all up.
SPECIFICATIONS: Cased and Jacket | 195 x 135 mm | 192 Pages |
True stories that rocked a nation
The 30 stories in this book describe some of the most extraordinary events in New Zealand history. Who knew that a fire killed 39 people at Seacliff Mental Hospital in 1942? That 10 people died in a lahar on White Island in 1914? That a yacht race between Lyttelton and Wellington in 1951 resulted in 10 fatalities? That a tornado ripped through 150 houses in Hamilton in 1948? These and many other stories are told in this eye-opening book, which also reveals acts of heroism among the rescuers.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 280 x 210 mm | Colour | 224 Pages |
For Mariners in Distant Seas
In this book John Dunmore has compiled the kind of exotic recipe book Elizabeth Cook herself might have written. It includes such delicacies as stewed albatross, turtle soup and roasted goat. Mrs Cook’s Book of Recipes is a beautiful gift book that will be enjoyed by anyone with imagination and a sense of history.
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 165 x 125 mm | 96 Pages |
The lives and loves of my animal neighbours
Sharyn Munro, author of the acclaimed ‘The Woman on the Mountain‘, lives alone on her mountaintop refuge, surrounded by nothing but the Australian bush. As the only human resident, she has developed a keen interest in the lives and loves of her animal neighbours and it is their stories that she shares with us now.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 210 x 153 mm | 176 Pages |
Inspiring stories of the world’s unsung heroes
In this inspirational book, writer and film-maker Miles Roston tells the stories of people from around the world who, despite unlikely backgrounds, have used their skills and energy to change the lives of those less fortunate than themselves. They demonstrate that one person can make a difference, and by doing so live a life of sheer joy.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 153 mm | Illustrations | 248 Pages |
The stories behind the world’s favourite songs
Some of the world’s best-loved songs have had remarkable origins. In a book full of surprises and curiosities, Max Cryer reveals stories from all around the world, and from artists as diverse as Marlene Dietrich, Bing Crosby, Judy Garland and Elton John. This truly fascinating book makes enthralling reading.
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 210 x 155 mm | Illustrations | 192 Pages |
That cats do have nine lives
This book is bound to make you both laugh and cry! Living Proof is a celebration of our favourite pet and its amazing ability to survive against all the odds. A collection of true stories from around the world, it showcases cats and kittens with a range of histories who have survived remarkable, sometimes near-fatal, adventures to enjoy a happy ending!
These incredible stories include cats who have survived horrendous natural disasters, others who have travelled unbelievable distances to return home, and heart-warming stories of once neglected and abandoned cats who have gone on to become show winners!
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 170 x 140 mm | 152 Pages |
Does it matter to anyone if there is one less of us? Does it matter if any of us live or die?
Foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu
There are over 15 million children orphaned by AIDS in the world – children whose lives have been devastated by the loss of their parents and the stigma associated with this modern-day plague. Kevin Sumba is one of these children. Living in a squalid shantytown in Kenya, his life was one of loneliness and hardship – it was a constant struggle for him to clothe and feed himself – yet he still courageously worked to get himself an education.
Miles Roston, a documentary filmmaker, first met Kevin while making a film on AIDS orphans. Miles had seen the heartbreaking reality of life for young AIDS victims firsthand many times, yet he found that this particular boy entered his heart in a way he hadn’t anticipated. So together, he and Kevin set about answering ‘Kevin’s Questions‘, a journey that took them around the world, from New York to Nairobi.
SPECIFICATIONS: Cased with Jacket | 170 x 140 mm | 248 Pages |
Transform Your Health One Drink at a Time
The complete reference guide to incorporating plant foods into your everyday diet, Juice It! Blend It! will transform your life one drink at a time! In eight chapters, juice enthusiast Lisa Craven outlines the six Ws of juicing: who should juice, what you should put in your juice, where you should juice, when you should juice, why you should juice, and which type of juicer or blender to purchase.
Each chapter combines facts and fun tips with fabulous recipes designed to target specific needs, ranging from afternoon pick-me-ups and immune boosters to stress busters and deep cleansers. In addition, Lisa includes numerous family friendly recipes that will see kids gulping down their veggies without even knowing it!
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 260 x 210 mm | 144 Pages |
The facts behind the things we have been told
In this revealing book, Max Cryer explores the truth or otherwise of facts and beliefs we may have always been told are true, but which on closer examination may not be. In a wide-ranging book encompassing social history, language, music, politics, food, sport, the natural world and much more, we discover the truth behind some of our most cherished beliefs.
Do St Bernard dogs really carry brandy?
Does Santa Claus come from the North Pole?
Did Winston Churchill coin the term ‘Iron Curtain’?
‘OK’ is an American expression, right?
Tulips come from Holland, don’t they?
Did Sarah Palin say ‘I can see Russia from my house?’
Did Alexander Graham Bell invent the telephone?
Lady Godiva rode naked through Coventry – didn’t she?
Max Cryer is a seasoned author who is incapable of writing a dull word. Always fresh and amusing, he will take you on a journey through your acquired knowledge, testing whether it is really up to scratch.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 210 x 135 mm | 216 Pages |
Often our lives are so busy that we forget to reflect on the important issues that underpin our relationships, careers and family life. But reflection is essential. From enjoying the present moment to using your imagination to its greatest potential, each page insightfully provides a catalyst for your own reflection.
If you apply the wisdom in this book to your life, you are sure to benefit, but the currencies in play may be patience, empathy and love rather than those of the material kind.
SPECIFICATIONS: Cased with Jacket | 138 x 105 mm | Black & White | 192 Pages |
This beautiful Leather Bound collectors edition is presented in its own full colour slip case. Each copy is individually signed and numbered by the author. With only 199 copies of this edition being produced this will be a rare collectable. Order your copy now.
SPECIFICATIONS: Leather Bound | 270 x 250 mm | 264 Pages |
The writings of Elizabeth Macquarie
‘In Her Own Words: The writings of Elizabeth Macquarie’ is a beautifully presented volume containing the annotated letters and journal of Elizabeth Macquarie, wife of early colonial Australia’s planning visionary, Lachlan Macquarie. This publication is historically significant as until now, very little has been in print about Elizabeth Macquarie and her influence in the shaping of our nation.
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 270 x 250 mm | 264 Pages |
Essential reading for any woman who’s ever longed to be a mother…
Judith Uyterlinde had it all; health, intelligence, good looks, a fabulous career and a happy relationship with a wonderful man.
All that was missing from her perfect life was a child, and how hard could that be?
As it turned out, Judith would experience the agony of miscarrying twins, suffer two ectopic pregnancies, and endure four failed IVF attempts before finally having to accept that she could not give birth to a child of her own.
Written with a searing intensity, Judith’s years of struggling are recounted with humour and honesty.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback with Flaps | 234 x 153mm | 120 Pages |
Success Strategies for Expat Leaders in Singapore
The definitive book for the thousands of expat executives and their spouses who arrive in Singapore every year to take up positions in Singapore companies. Leading international business coach Padraig O’Sullivan takes a comprehensive and insightful look at what it takes to succeed in your new assignment. Using the proven, integrated PALDER framework approach, this book delivers everything you need to transition successfully and get the most out of a Singapore leadership experience.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 156 mm | 200 Pages |