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The Meaning of Life : According to the Great and the Good

ISBN: 9780956444813

Author: Richard Kinnier    Publisher: Palazzo Editions Ltd

Through the centuries thousands of people have given their views on the meaning of life. It has been described as a joke and a tragedy, a journey of self-fulfil...


Through the centuries thousands of people have given their views on the meaning of life. It has been described as a joke and a tragedy, a journey of self-fulfilment and a calling to help others. Professor Kinnier's study screened quotations from hundreds of eminent people and analysed them to determine their thoughts on this eternal question. Ten themes emerged from the study: Life is to be enjoyed; We are here to help others; The meaning of life is a mystery; Life is meaningless; We are here to serve God; Life is a struggle; We are here to contribute to society; We are here to seek wisdom and selfactualisation; We must create meaning for ourselves; Life is absurd. Using the study as a basis, this book contains an eclectic mix of 250 quotations. Some are profound, others are witty - all of them are true.


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 135 x 158 x 24 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-2010


$19.99
The Nice Girl's Guide to Good Behaviour

ISBN: 9780956444820

Publisher: Palazzo Editions Ltd

This witty and charming guide, first published in 1935, is a gently satirical guide to being the right sort of girl. Effortlessly guiding her readers through th...


This witty and charming guide, first published in 1935, is a gently satirical guide to being the right sort of girl. Effortlessly guiding her readers through the troublesome twists and turns of the social whirl, Monica Redlich dispenses advice for every possible encounter - from how to combine kindness with absolute honesty when reassuring friends - 'They always say a big nose is a sign of character' - what to say when caught in an awkward situation - 'I am trying to get some dust out of poor Freddie's eye' - to the perfect reply on receiving congratulations upon your engagement - 'Thank you, Angela darling. I only wish we could find someone for you.'\nNice girls once reigned supreme, and with this essential companion they could again. No modern girl should be without it.\nWhat do you look like? What is your type of beauty? Do not be surprised at this question. You dress according to your looks, I know, but do you behave to suit them? The following brief table will, I hope, make clear how much added pleasure you can give to your partners at dances by truly being yourself.\nIf you have good teeth, be radiant.\nIf you are very thin, be serious.\nIf you are well-developed, avoid the polka.\nIf you are dark, be sympathetic.\nIf you are blonde, be bright.


Publication Date: 01-02-2012


Tag: Reference
$19.99
The Wizard's Book of Spells

ISBN: 9780956444844

Authors: Beatrice Phillpotts, Robert Ingpen    Publisher: Palazzo Editions Ltd

In a new small format, this highly illustrated, enchanting journey through the history and traditions of wizardry takes readers from Merlin to Gandalf, and off...


In a new small format, this highly illustrated, enchanting journey through the history and traditions of wizardry takes readers from Merlin to Gandalf, and offers practical spells to try The story of magic and its famous practitioners is told in this enchanting compendium of magical lore. It explores the secrets of ancient sorcerers, the practices of medieval alchemists, and the rituals of modern magicians; and it reveals how lucky talismans work, suggests tools for successful spell-casting, and resolves the riddles that surround sacred sites and ceremonial magic. Along the way it introduces the most remarkable wizards in history and fiction, from the evil sorceress Circe to Professor Dumbledore. Specially commissioned paintings by Robert Ingpen, as well as works by artists such as Bosch and Goya, Arthur Rackham's atmospheric book illustrations, medieval woodcuts, and extraordinary engravings of arcana are all featured. Beautifully bound with specially padded covers, this is the perfect gift for fantasy fans and budding alchemists young and old.


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 168 x 180 mm


Publication Date: 01-10-2010


$19.99
Bogie : the Life and Films of Humphrey Bogart

ISBN: 9780956444851

Author: Stephen Bogart, Richard Schickel, George Perry    Publisher: Palazzo Editions Ltd

From his emergence as a figure to be reckoned with in High Sierra and as private eye Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon in 1941, his iconic performance in Casablan...


From his emergence as a figure to be reckoned with in High Sierra and as private eye Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon in 1941, his iconic performance in Casablanca two years later, to his Oscar-winning role in The African Queen in 1952, Humphrey Bogart ensured his place as a true Hollywood legend. The quintessential 'tough guy', no star of his era remains such a lively presence in our imaginations.\nFrom the time he decided to pursue acting, Humphrey Bogart was committed to the art. In the more than 80 films spanning his career, he was never once late to the set or unprepared for his lines. He was professional in every aspect of his own career. By the late fifties it was possible to argue that it was Humphrey Bogart, not Clark Gable or Gary Cooper or James Cagney or even Cary Grant, who had appeared in more films - close to a dozen of them - that are unarguably central to the history of American cinema, and today, Casablanca still vies for the title of best picture ever made.\nWhile Bogart's personal charm is to this day unmatched on screen, his private life was the stuff of legend. With Lauren Bacall, he formed one of Hollywood's most celebrated on and off-screen couples. Upon meeting Bacall, Bogart told her: 'I saw your test. We're going to have a lot of fun together.' Following the success of The African Queen, Bogart starred in several other notable movies, including Sabrina, Beat the Devil and The Caine Mutiny. Sadly, in 1956, his outstanding career was cut short by cancer of the oesophagus. He died in January 1957.\nIn this lavishly illustrated biography, published to mark 50 years since Bogart's death, Richard Schickel pays a fitting tribute to one of American cinema's most enduring symbols.


Pages: 192


Publication Date: 01-02-2012


Tag: Biography
$44.99
Norman Parkinson : Portraits in Fashion

ISBN: 9780956444868

Author: Robin Muir    Publisher: Palazzo Editions Ltd

Pages: 192


Dimensions: 192 x 237 x 17 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-2010


$44.99
Debbie Harry and Blondie: Picture This

ISBN: 9780956494207

Author: Mick Rock    Publisher: Palazzo Editions Ltd

Pages: 224


Dimensions: 216 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 01-07-2010


Tag: Biography
$44.99
Einstein: A Hundred Years of Relativity

ISBN: 9780955304699

Author: Andrew Robinson    Publisher: Palazzo Editions Ltd

In 1905, an unknown 26-year-old patent clerk in Switzerland formulated two of the most revolutionary scientific concepts of the twentieth century, relativity a...


In 1905, an unknown 26-year-old patent clerk in Switzerland formulated two of the most revolutionary scientific concepts of the twentieth century, relativity and quantum theory, and unveiled the most famous equation in science, E=mc2. Albert Einstein's work in that miraculous year overthrew the prevailing Newtonian worldview, and forever altered our understanding of space, time, energy, matter, and light. Einstein's universal appeal is only partially explained by his brilliant work in physics, as Andrew Robinson shows in this authoritative, accessible illustrated biography. The book presents clearly the beautiful simplicity at the heart of Einstein's greatest discoveries, and explains how his ideas have continued to influence scientific developments. It also discusses his life and activities outside of science, including encounters with famous contemporaries, his love of music, and his troubled family life. The main narrative is augmented by eleven essays written by scientists and scholars, and Einstein's own voice is present throughout in the form of extracts from his writings and speeches, including his own account of his intellectual development. This book is published in association with the Albert Einstein Archives at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and draws upon this exceptional resource of Einstein's private papers and personal photographs.


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 200 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 01-07-2010


$39.99
Iggy & The Stooges: Raw Power

ISBN: 9780956494214

Author: Mick Rock    Publisher: Palazzo Editions Ltd

Pages: 224


Dimensions: 216 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 01-07-2010


Tag: Biography
$44.99
La Famiglia: The Cookbook

ISBN: 9780956494238

Author: Alvaro Maccioni    Publisher: Palazzo Editions Ltd

Redolent with Tuscan sunshine and flavors--simple, delicious, and healthy recipes inspired by traditional Tuscan family dishes Alvaro Maccioni's passion for his...


Redolent with Tuscan sunshine and flavors--simple, delicious, and healthy recipes inspired by traditional Tuscan family dishes Alvaro Maccioni's passion for his homeland of Tuscany, and the authentic recipes from that sublime region of Italy, has been on show at his famous London restaurant for more than 40 years. This cookbook is Alvaro's long-awaited companion to seasonal Tuscan cooking and collects his favorite menus from a lifetime devoted to providing wonderful food for others. Beginning with the tender tastes of spring and ending with the nourishing flavors of winter, Alvaro's cookbook includes authentic antipasti, pasta, and risotto dishes; secondi piatti of meat, poultry, and fish; and tempting dolci. The 125 recipes are clearly presented for home cooking and are accompanied by enticing photographs. Collected from his farmhouse in Tuscany and adapted from his award-winning restaurant menu, the secrets of Alvaro's cooking will inspire a new generation of cooks who will appreciate the traditions of entertaining, sustaining, and celebrating La Famiglia. Includes conversion chart.


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 189 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-2011


$69.99
Vampires: The Twilight World

ISBN: 9780956494283

Author: Simon Marsden    Publisher: Palazzo Editions Ltd

Pages: 192


Dimensions: 250 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-2011


Tag: History
$59.99
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