September 2012 (23)

The Taste of Portugal

ISBN: 9781908117403

Author: Edite Vieira    Publisher: Grub Street

It is amazing that in these times of passion for the food from every corner of the globe, the cooking of Portugal remains unexplored by so many, especially give...


It is amazing that in these times of passion for the food from every corner of the globe, the cooking of Portugal remains unexplored by so many, especially given its vibrant flavours and simple domestic style. In this authoritative and fascinating book, Edite Vieira traces the rich legacy of her country's culinary excellence from medieval through to modern times lacing it with history and anecdote and a collection of authentically delicious recipes. From simple and wholesome peasant fare to elaborate celebratory meals, ingredients include salt cod (bacalhau) in all its myriad variations, and cumin and oranges which are both remnants of the voyaging past, with green coriander the main flavouring herb; essentially the food is the food of a country which grows grapes, peppers, melons, quinces and apples, and few other countries have such a repertoire of pork dishes. Fresh pork is much in evidence as well as ham (presunto), pork and red pepper sausages (chouricos) and black pudding (morcela), all foods are very much to contemporary taste.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 189 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 21-09-2012


$55.00
Coastal Dawn

ISBN: 9781906502690

Author: Andrew D. Bird    Publisher: Grub Street

Blenheims In Action From The Phoney War Through The Battle Of Britain
In 1940, the defense of Great Britain rested with a handful of volunteer aircrew,...


Blenheims In Action From The Phoney War Through The Battle Of Britain
In 1940, the defense of Great Britain rested with a handful of volunteer aircrew, Churchill's 'few'. Overshadowed in later folklore by the more famous Spitfire and Hurricane pilots, there were other pilots, observers and air gunners - just as courageous - flying the Bristol Blenheim MKIV-F. The future of the country and arguably that of the free world depended also on their skill, morale and sacrifice.Remarkably little has been chronicled of these men and their aircraft - the 'Trade Protection' squadrons formed by Hugh Dowding - allotted to 11 Group in October 1939. The aircraft's range and endurance made it suitable for defense of coastal shipping against attack on the southern and eastern shores of Britain, and for operations further afield. Indeed during bitter fighting casualties among Numbers 235, 236, 248 and 254 Squadron Blenheims were high on operations over Norway, Holland, France, Dunkirk and then the Battle of Britain where the Blenheims were completely outclassed by Messerschmitt 109 and 110 fighters and fell easy victims, scythed from the sky.
But the record of the aircraft and their crew was an immensely proud one. Drawing on contemporary diaries, periodicals, letters, logbooks, memoirs and interviews with survivors, lauded historian Andy Bird reassesses the vital role they played and repositions it in history. In doing so, he justifiably embraces the heroes we have left behind.


Pages: 224


Publication Date: 15-09-2012


$55.00
Iron Man

ISBN: 9781908117373

Author: Peter Kilduff    Publisher: Grub Street

As one of the most successful German fighter pilots of World War I, Hauptmann Rudolf Berthold was victorious on fortyfour aerial combats. He was also shot down ...


As one of the most successful German fighter pilots of World War I, Hauptmann Rudolf Berthold was victorious on fortyfour aerial combats. He was also shot down and forced to land after six fights and survived crash landings in every case.
Early in World War I, when only fighter pilots were awarded the Kingdom of Prussia's (and de facto, Imperial Germany's) highest bravery decoration, the Pour le Merite, Rudolf Berthold became the tenth recipient of the honour. Of that early cohort of air heroes, only Berthold and one other pilot survived the war. This book tells his remarkable story.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 170 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 21-09-2012


$55.00
The Living

ISBN: 9781843913771

Author: Anna Starobinets    Publisher: Hesperus Press

As part of The Living you cannot die. As part of The Living you have no free will. Yet one man is born who is different to the rest; one who could bring society...


As part of The Living you cannot die. As part of The Living you have no free will. Yet one man is born who is different to the rest; one who could bring society crashing down - A stunning and sinister vision of a dystopian future by a critically acclaimed young Russian author.
After a global catastrophe called the Great Reduction, the number of people living on Earth has become fixed, remaining a constant three billion. The concept of death no longer exists. Instead people are reborn anywhere on the planet with an in-code that keeps track of information about all their previous incarnations. Humankind is no longer made up of individuals - people are only particles making up one composite organism called The Living. These particles live happily and die happily, according to a government-determined schedule. All of society is connected directly from the brain to the social network (Socio) and family and country are now of no importance. Society is global, and attachment to parents and children is denounced as a deviation. Yet - there is one man born without an in-code - a spare human being. His birth increases the number of The Living by one, which threatens global harmony. Who is the man known as 'Zero' and how will The Living survive? Anna Starobinets has created a truly enthralling, disturbing and unique anti-utopian fantasy novel that will have the reader gripped from page one.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Publication Date: 30-09-2012


$24.99
How to Win the Nobel Prize in Literature

ISBN: 9781843913740

Author: David Carter   

With humour, wit and insight David Carter provides an account of the mixed fortunes of the Nobel Prize in Literature, together with tongue-in-cheek guidelines f...


With humour, wit and insight David Carter provides an account of the mixed fortunes of the Nobel Prize in Literature, together with tongue-in-cheek guidelines for the would-be laureate.
There are acclaimed writers - James Joyce, Marcel Proust, Leo Tolstoy, Mark Twain - who never won the Nobel Prize - and others, less well-known, such as Henryk Sienkiewicz, Paul Heyse and Wladyslaw Reymont, who did. What do you have to do to impress, or be snubbed by the Nobel Committee? Using the device of a set of guidelines for the would-be laureate, the book explores many of the unusual and controversial decisions made by the committee over the years. The reader can discover the many quirky considerations that hopeful writers must bear in mind. Certain factors always help, such as 'being a man', and 'having your work translated into Swedish'. Presenting interesting quotes from the presentation and acceptance speeches and from other sources in the writers' works, David Carter provides answers to some intriguing questions, such as: why did some writers refuse to accept the prize, and why were others rejected? Is there evidence for political, ideological and geographical bias in the selection? Why was it sometimes awarded to two writers and sometimes not at all? What does it actually take to win?


Bind: hardback


Pages: 200


Publication Date: 20-09-2012


$34.99
Word Play: Write Your Own Crazy Comics #1

ISBN: 9780486481654

Author: Chuck Whelon    Publisher: Dover Publications

Tell a story with kooky comics!
More than 60 pages of cartoon panels depict funny situations - but all the dialogue balloons are empty. That's where you c...


Tell a story with kooky comics!
More than 60 pages of cartoon panels depict funny situations - but all the dialogue balloons are empty. That's where you come in! Dazzle readers as you create your own clever conversations. For even more fun, you can colour the pictures.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 62


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 29-11-2011


$12.99
Word Play : Write Your Own Crazy Comics #2

ISBN: 9780486481661

Author: Chuck Whelon    Publisher: Dover Publications

Create your own cartoon adventures!
Here are more than 60 pages of cartoon panels of comic scenarios, all waiting for you to tell the story. Empty speeh b...


Create your own cartoon adventures!
Here are more than 60 pages of cartoon panels of comic scenarios, all waiting for you to tell the story. Empty speeh balloons appear in each panel, and it's up to you to fill them in with snappy dialogue. Sharpen up your storytelling skills, and colour the pictures, too!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 62


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 29-11-2011


$12.99
The Real Mother Goose Coloring Book

ISBN: 9780486469911

Publisher: Dover Publications

Excite young imaginations with visions and verses from the land of Mother Goose.
Mother knows best, and when it comes to nursery rhymes, nobody knows bett...


Excite young imaginations with visions and verses from the land of Mother Goose.
Mother knows best, and when it comes to nursery rhymes, nobody knows better than Mother Goose! This is the only colouring book based on the classic illustrations of The Real Mother Goose by Blanche Fisher Wright. The 30 easy-to-colour images include such favourite characters as Georgy Porgy, Three Blind Mice, Lucy Locket, Humpty Dumpty, and the Queen of Hearts. Each of the pictures is accompanied by its traditional rhyme.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 30


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


$7.99
Look At Me, I'm A Clown!

ISBN: 9781846434723

Author: Sebastien Braun    Publisher: Child’s Play

Look at me, I'm a clown! But what sort of clown am I? Quiet or noisy? Happy or sad? Silly or sensible?
This unique book format that's also a mask, will en...


Look at me, I'm a clown! But what sort of clown am I? Quiet or noisy? Happy or sad? Silly or sensible?
This unique book format that's also a mask, will encourage and develop role play, which stimulates your child's imagination and aids social growth and development.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 10


Dimensions: 160 x 160 mm


Publication Date: 31-07-2012


$12.99
Look At Me, I'm A Monster

ISBN: 9781846434709

Author: Sebastien Braun    Publisher: Child’s Play

Look at me, I'm a monster! But what sort of monster am I? Grumpy or cheerful? Cuddly or scary? Noisy or quiet?
This unique book format that's also a mask,...


Look at me, I'm a monster! But what sort of monster am I? Grumpy or cheerful? Cuddly or scary? Noisy or quiet?
This unique book format that's also a mask, will encourage and develop role play, which stimulates your child's imagination and aids social growth and development.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 10


Dimensions: 160 x 160 mm


Publication Date: 31-07-2012


$12.99
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