July 2014 (49)

Creative Business Cards

ISBN: 9789881294340

Publisher: Gingko Press

Business cards are a statement of identity. Capable of conveying much more than contact information, they represent the creativity or style of a company in a po...


Business cards are a statement of identity. Capable of conveying much more than contact information, they represent the creativity or style of a company in a portable format. As a historical artifact in the digital age, they are constantly in danger of obsolescence and only those that truly stand out are memorable. Incorporating an interactive component is one way to make a card noteworthy. This collection features a musical comb that plays a tune when strummed and an envelope business card that contains a customizable mini-portfolio. Other designs include inventive uses of color, unusual shapes, or innovative materials such as wood, stainless steel, cotton, rubber and even temperature sensitive paper. Judging by the brilliant designs contained in this collection, the business card is here to stay!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 223 x 286 mm


Publication Date: 20-07-2014


$120.00
The Road Headed West

ISBN: 9781849536356

Author: Leon McCarron    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

It seemed a terrible shame to meet my end in Iowa; I couldn’t imagine any where more disappointing to die. The scenery hadn’t changed for weeks and I was sl...


It seemed a terrible shame to meet my end in Iowa; I couldn’t imagine any where more disappointing to die. The scenery hadn’t changed for weeks and I was slowly dissolving into stimulation-deprived madness. My current predicament,then – attempting to escape through cornfields from a gun-toting alcohol soaked rancher – was not something I expected.



Terrified at the prospect of a life spent behind a desk, without challenge or adventure, Leon took off to cross America on an overloaded bicycle packed with everything but common sense.Over five months and 6,000 miles, he cycled from New York to Seattle and then on to the Mexican border, facing tornados, swollen river crossings and one hungry black bear along the way. But he also met kind strangers who offered their food,wisdom, hospitality and even the occasional local history lesson, and learned what happens when you take a chance and follow the scent of adventure.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 352


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 07-07-2014


Tags: July 2014   Travel
$27.99
The Gringo Trail

ISBN: 9781849536080

Author: Mark Mann    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

… there I was in the middle of Bogotá, coked up to my eyeballs, in a hallwayholding two machetes, while some drunk Colombians argued about whetheror not to b...


… there I was in the middle of Bogotá, coked up to my eyeballs, in a hallwayholding two machetes, while some drunk Colombians argued about whetheror not to blow up a bar with a live hand grenade…

Asia has the hippie trail. South America has the gringo trail.Mark Mann and his girlfriend Melissa set off to explore the ancient monuments,mountains and rainforests of South America. But for their friend Mark, South America meant only one thing: drugs.Sad, funny and shocking, The Gringo Trail is an On the Road for the Lonely Planet generation – a darkly comic road-trip and a revealing journey through South America’s turbulent history.Drama and discovery. Culture and cocaine. Fact is stranger than fiction…


Bind: paperback


Pages: 336


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 07-07-2014


Tags: July 2014   Biography   Travel
$27.99 $14.00
Saving Our Skins

ISBN: 9781849536097

Author: Caro Feely    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Frost can be fatal to a fledgling wine business... gorgeous glitter with a high price tag. On a winter’s day it is beautiful, but on a spring day after bud bu...


Frost can be fatal to a fledgling wine business... gorgeous glitter with a high price tag. On a winter’s day it is beautiful, but on a spring day after bud burst it spells devastation.



For Sean and Caro Feely, a couple whose love affair with wine and France has taken them through financial and physical struggle to create their organic vineyard, it could spell the end. Until they receive an unexpected call that could save their skins…



This book is about life, love and taking risks, while transforming a piece of land into a flourishing vineyard and making a new life in France. Caro Feely is a certified wine educator and writes from the organic vineyard and wine school in France that she set up with her husband. She spent 15 years working as a business and IT consultant with multinationals such as IBM and Accenture before following her dream to make wine in France.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Publication Date: 07-07-2014


Tags: July 2014   Biography   Travel
$24.99
Desperate Games

ISBN: 9781843915355

Author: Pierre Boule    Publisher: Hesperus Press

Long before The Hunger Games or Battle Royale, Pierre Boulle's darkly comic and twisted imagination came up with Desperate Games. Like his most famous masterpie...


Long before The Hunger Games or Battle Royale, Pierre Boulle's darkly comic and twisted imagination came up with Desperate Games. Like his most famous masterpiece, The Planet of the Apes, Desperate Games is a dystopian sci-fi classic, imagining an alternate future where humans seal their own fate. Despairing at the state of world degeneration, a group of the world's most renowned intellectuals form the new Scientific World Government, aiming to put the world to rights. Elected into power, they quickly start making changes for the better, eliminating world hunger and cancer; encouraging scientific thought and banning frivolous entertainment. But while congratulating themselves on a job well done, they fail to notice that actually, people are not happy - The suicide rate has sky-rocketed and, strangely, it turns out the public want a little risk and conflict in their lives. So to cater for the masses, the Department of Psychology forms a plan. They will stage an entertainment show the likes of which the world has never seen before. It starts with gladiatorial style battles, bloodthirsty and brutal, where the victors become celebrities of unseen proportions, and quickly escalates into entire historical battle re-enactments involving chemical warfare and mass destruction. The Scientific World Government has unleashed a monster. What has the world let itself in for - ?


Bind: paperback


Pages: 208


Publication Date: 25-07-2014


$24.99
A Lady of Quality

ISBN: 9781843915294

Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett    Publisher: Hesperus Press

In this classic work of historical fiction, Frances Hodgson Burnett, most famous for writing The Secret Garden and A Little Princess, turns her hand to much dar...


In this classic work of historical fiction, Frances Hodgson Burnett, most famous for writing The Secret Garden and A Little Princess, turns her hand to much darker themes than ever before. Set in late seventeenth-century England, amidst the ribbons and romance of courtship A Lady of Quality tackles violence and manipulation, blackmail and even murder. When Clorinda is born, the odds seem stacked against her. First and foremost, she is a girl like all her sisters before her and her father wants only a son. Furthermore, her mother dies in childbirth, and her father, considering all his daughters worthless, refuses contact. Despite this, Clorinda Wildairs manages not only to survive, but to grow up into a very remarkable and strong-willed child. Thus when father and daughter happen to meet for the first time, he is astonished and amused in equal measure to learn that this little six-year-old girl, who is lecturing and scolding him freely, is in fact his youngest child and so develops a close bond between them. The hot-headed young girl grows up to be a beautiful young woman with a sharp tongue and a will of iron. But being able to have anything you want can be dangerous, and surely Clorinda's good fortune cannot last forever. When the dark side of her personality causes her to lash out in anger and violence at someone she loves, she may be forced not only into a dramatic whirlwind of events, but also into reassessing what it means to be a Lady of Quality.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 400


Publication Date: 25-07-2014


$24.99
Love Insurance

ISBN: 9781780943534

Author: Earl Derr Biggers    Publisher: Hesperus Press

Take a risk on love in this zany romantic comedy that will charm you from the very first page! Working for an American branch of Lloyds' insurers, Owen Jephson ...


Take a risk on love in this zany romantic comedy that will charm you from the very first page! Working for an American branch of Lloyds' insurers, Owen Jephson is used to underwriting unusual things - weight loss in actors, inconvenient rain at garden parties, twins in the family - nonetheless he is taken aback when Lord Harrowby asks him to insure against his fiancee jilting him at the altar. Never one to turn down an interesting offer, Jephson agrees but swiftly dispatches Dick Minot to Florida to make sure that Lloyds' assets are protected and that Cynthia Meyrick makes it down the aisle. Unfortunately Minot promptly falls in love with Cynthia after accidentally meeting her on a train, and has to decide where his loyalties lie - should he sabotage or support the wedding, especially as it comes to light Lord Harrowby may not be all that he seems - ? From then on, things go rapidly downhill as expensive necklaces go missing, long-lost brothers rear their heads and it is touch and go whether Lord Harrowby and Cynthia will eventually be joined in marriage or not -


Bind: paperback


Pages: 256


Publication Date: 25-07-2014


$24.99
Arrival of Eagles

ISBN: 9781909808126

Author: Andy Saunders    Publisher: Grub Street

During World War Two a great many Luftwaffe aircraft arrived on the ground in the UK or its coastal waters, but, as with Rudolf Hess, not all of them through 'c...


During World War Two a great many Luftwaffe aircraft arrived on the ground in the UK or its coastal waters, but, as with Rudolf Hess, not all of them through 'conventional' combat circumstances. Some had got lost, others were brought by defectors; some were lured through electronic countermeasures by the RAF, others brought down in unusual combat circumstances. All manner of types appeared - He111, Go145, Me110, Ju88, Me109 F and G, FW 190, Do 217 - and all were of great interest to the RAF. In some cases aircraft were repaired and test flown, betraying vital and invaluable information. Distinguished author Andy Saunders examines a selection of such fascinating cases and draws upon his own research, interviews, official reports and eye-witness accounts to bring alive these truly unusual accounts, all richly illustrated with contemporary photographs.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Publication Date: 18-07-2014


Tags: July 2014   Military
$55.00
Jaguar Boys

ISBN: 9781909808157

Author: Ian Hall    Publisher: Grub Street

Originally intended as a trainer, the Anglo-French Sepecat jet, equipped with the very latest in weapon-aiming and navigational equipment, eventually became the...


Originally intended as a trainer, the Anglo-French Sepecat jet, equipped with the very latest in weapon-aiming and navigational equipment, eventually became the backbone of the RAF's tactical strike-attack and recce forces for a decade from the mid-1970s. In these pages, the Jaguar Boys - pilots, engineer and ground crew - tell of the aircraft's drawbacks and joys, their sadness at losses, and their pleasure at its development into a readily-deployable and outstandingly-capable fighter-bomber for the post-Cold War era. Then came the Gulf War which signalled the start of a hectic sequence of operational adventures and upgrades for the 'Boys' and seasoned veterans tell of action over Iraq and in the Balkans. One of the best-loved of RAF types, the Jaguar commanded a fierce loyalty and affection which shines through in these accounts of an aircraft that will live forever in the memory.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Publication Date: 18-07-2014


Tags: July 2014   Military
$55.00
For The Best Dad In The World

ISBN: 9781849535670

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

All fathers are wonderful, but you know yours is the greatest – a constant source of friendship, protection and love. Now, with this handsome collection of qu...


All fathers are wonderful, but you know yours is the greatest – a constant source of friendship, protection and love. Now, with this handsome collection of quotations celebrating everything that’s great about fathers, you can say thank you to the best dad in the world.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 95 x 130 mm


Publication Date: 02-07-2014


$17.99
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