The London Book
Author: Monaco Books
Lavishly illustrated, The London Book is a superb tribute to this much-loved capital combining over 300 stunning images with engaging text. This sumptuous coffee-table book features page after page of visual delights capturing the major attractions of this unique and cosmopolitan metropolis, from the splendour of the royal palaces and historic cathedrals to the lush green parks, vibrant markets and world-famous shops. A visual feast to captivate and tempt your customers and a fabulous souvenir all in one.
For London lovers of all stripes, National Geographic London Book of Lists chronicles this ever-changing city from its ancient Roman origins to the present day. Organized with a minimum of organization, the 140 lists in this eclectic and hugely entertaining illustrated compendium cover the city’s best, worst, highest, smallest, first, last, and everything in-between. Among the many intriguing facts, stats, and snippets, you’ll discover: · Where you can find six old windmills within the confines of metropolitan London · Why the women’s restroom at an East End pub is especially popular with avant-garde artists · When a tornado razed nearly 600 houses and destroyed London Bridge · The address of the only London flat where the four members of the Beatles lived together · Why local children beat the stone boundaries outside the Tower of London with willow branches every three years · Where you can find London’s eight best waterfront pubs, seven greatest Victorian gin palaces, and ten most historic pubs · Which two famous London museums still show World War II bomb damage on their outer walls Royal palaces. Street markets. Stellar views. Cockney slang. Favorite meals of kings. Roman ruins. Secrets lost to time. With surprises on every page, National Geographic London Book of Lists takes you deep inside the city that never fails to fascinate. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Ma Jian, Flora Drew
Awakening after a decade of unconsciousness, former Tiananmen Square protester Dai Wei learns that his mother has sold one of his kidneys to finance his care, that his mother has gone insane after falling in love with a Falun Gong master, and that the China Dai Wei knew has undergone radical change.
The London book
Author: Ian Hessenberg
The Chronology and Calendar of Documents relating to the London Book Trade 1641-1700 provides, for the first time, easy access to information about the authors, printers, and distributors of books in the later seventeenth century. Chronological entries allow an insight into the day-to-day workings of the book trade. Substantial indexes allow quick reference to information on specific book titles, named authors, and book trade personnel, and specific topics such as booksellers' bills, coffee-houses, and imported books.
The London book trade
Author: Robin Myers, Michael Harris, Giles Mandelbrote
Publisher: British Library Board
"London as a centre for business and culture provided the essential focus for the development of the English book trade. In physically constricted urban spaces, printing, bookselling and all the associated activities were organized in intricate topographical patterns. How this worked on the ground provides the central theme of this volume, containing original essays by specialists in a variety of related fields. Several chapters explore the communities of printers and booksellers around St. Paul's Cathedral and its neighbourhood in the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Other topics range across the areas of London associated with the print trade, and with French emigres in the book trade, to the output of private presses in the London suburbs in the nineteenth century."--BOOK JACKET.
The London Jungle Book
Author: Bhajju Shyam, Sirish Rao, Gita Wolf
Publisher: Tara Publishing
Bhajju Shyam, of the Gond tribe of central India, uses the visual language of his native tradition to record his observations of London and re-imagine its streets, pubs, and monuments.
Author: David Chariandy
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
"A brilliant, powerful elegy . . . pulsing with rhythm, and beating with life." --Marlon James, Man Booker Prizewinning author of A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS "Marks the beginning of an absolutely mammoth literary talent." --Kiese Laymon, author of LONG DIVISION and HEAVY In luminous, incisive prose, a startling new literary talent explores masculinity, race, and sexuality against a backdrop of simmering violence during the summer of 1991. WINNER OF THE ROGERS WRITERS' TRUST FICTION PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE One sweltering summer in the Park, a housing complex outside of Toronto, Michael and Francis are coming of age and learning to stomach the careless prejudices and low expectations that confront them as young men of black and brown ancestry. While their Trinidadian single mother works double, sometimes triple shifts so her boys might fulfill the elusive promise of their adopted home, Francis helps the days pass by inventing games and challenges, bringing Michael to his crew's barbershop hangout, and leading escapes into the cool air of the Rouge Valley, a scar of green wilderness where they are free to imagine better lives for themselves. Propelled by the beats and styles of hip hop, Francis dreams of a future in music. Michael's dreams are of Aisha, the smartest girl in their high school whose own eyes are firmly set on a life elsewhere. But the bright hopes of all three are violently, irrevocably thwarted by a tragic shooting, and the police crackdown and suffocating suspicion that follow. Honest and insightful in its portrayal of kinship, community, and lives cut short, David Chariandy's Brother is an emotional tour de force that marks the arrival of a stunning new literary voice.
The Black Moth
Author: Georgette Heyer
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
"Stylish, romantic, sharp, and witty." ?Margaret Drabble A disgraced lord, a notorious highwayman Jack Carstares, the disgraced Earl of Wyndam, left England seven long years ago, sacrificing his honor for that of his brother when he was accused of cheating at cards. Now Jack is back, roaming his beloved South Country in the disguise of a highwayman. And the beauty who would steal his heart Not long after Jack's return, he encounters his old adversary, the libertine Duke of Andover, attempting the abduction of the beautiful Diana Beauleigh. At the point of Jack's sword, the duke is vanquished, but foiled once, the "Black Moth" has no intention of failing again? This is Georgette Heyer's first novel?a favorite of readers and a stirring tale to be enjoyed again and again. "A tale of love and adventure, clearness and charm, and an originality to delight?a tale to stir one's blood." BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT "A romance of the eighteenth century, with a wicked Duke, self-sacrificing elder brother, weak younger brother, highwayman, gambling, abduction, and rescue all complete." THE SATURDAY REVIEW "A well-filled story which keeps the reader pleased." THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT "Wonderful characters, elegant, witty writing, perfect period detail, and rapturously romantic. Georgette Heyer achieves what the rest of us only aspire to." KATIE FFORDE
Dangerous to Know
Author: Chloé Esposito
Publisher: Penguin UK
*Pre-order now - the explosive third book in the Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know trilogy featuring Alvie Knightly** Praise for Mad and Bad: 'The must-have beach read this summer' Telegraph 'Sizzlingly glamorous' Guardian 'A fast-paced tale of sex, lies and murder' Stylist 'Like Gone Girl, if Amy Schumer had written it. SUCH fun' Bryony Gordon
Author: Nora Ikstena
Publisher: Peirene Press
The literary bestseller that took the Baltics by storm now published for the first time in English. This novel considers the effects of Soviet rule on a single individual. The central character in the story tries to follow her calling as a doctor. But then the state steps in. She is deprived first of her professional future, then of her identity and finally of her relationship with her daughter. Banished to a village in the Latvian countryside, her sense of isolation increases. Will she and her daughter be able to return to Riga when political change begins to stir? Why Peirene chose to publish this book: At first glance this novel depicts a troubled mother-daughter relationship set in the the Soviet-ruled Baltics between 1969 and 1989. Yet just beneath the surface lies something far more positive: the story of three generations of women, and the importance of a grandmother giving her granddaughter what her daughter is unable to provide – love, and the desire for life. 'Nora Ikstena is proving that Latvia is speaking in a bold and original voice.' Rosie Goldsmith, broadcaster and reviewer 'Nora Ikstena’s fiction opens up new paths not only for Latvian literature in English translation but for English literature itself.' Jeremy Davis, Dalkey Archive Press
Why did London Underground once employ a one-legged man to ride up and down the escalators at Earl's Court tube station? What did Hitler plan to do with Nelson's Column? Why is London's only medieval mummy a prostitute named Clarice la Claterballock? How did a beer flood in Tottenham Court Road drown nine people? Where can you see a pair of Queen Victoria's knickers? Containing chapters covering London past and present; buildings and streets; famous and unexpected Londoners; arts, literature and crime; plus much much more, the 180 lists will amaze, amuse and inform. More than simply a keepsake for tourists, every self-respecting Londoner needs this book.