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Comment and let us know! A new title from the author of The Big Short. Everyone faced the same temptation. The banks were willing to lend to anyone. From Icelandic fishermen who swapped careers and became investment bankers trading in billions, to the housing boom and bust in Ireland and its underpinnings, this book will astonish and horrify you.

Beth, Celeste. The chapters on how to land an Airbus are particularly enlightening, and the reasoning on why the modern male must know how to deliver twins makes complete sense! Reynolds is a well known English music writer so this book is focused mostly on music, though it does take in a larger cultural perspective also. Over a decade or more art critic Martin Gayford has recorded his conversations with artist David Hockney, and here they are now in this lovely book, accompanied by many illustrations.

Some of his latest works, done on his iPhone and iPad, are delightful. This book will enhance your life. When I am playing with my cat, how do I know she is not playing with me?

A very entertaining biography of Montaigne , French philosopher and author who got up to all sorts of mischief in his later life. Quite inspiring and thought-provoking. As for me… I consider myself continuously: I taste myself. Thereafter the writer immersed himself in all the immediate sense impressions that his unpredictable curiosity opened to him.

Recorded in his famous essays, this renascent joy in life endows rather simple experiences like playing with a cat and walking through an orchard, with unexpected emotional resonance. Wanting to change your life, re-focus your thinking and increase your happiness? Gretchen Rubin had an epiphany and set off on a journey that could help you too. In this lively and compelling account of that year, Rubin carves out her place alongside the authors of bestselling memoirs such as Julie and Julia, The Year of Living Biblically, and Eat, Pray, Love.

With humor and insight, she chronicles her adventures during the twelve months she spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, current scientific research, and lessons from popular culture about how to be happier.

Forget the foul mouth and hissy fits of Gordon and turn to Tana instead. It is lavishly illustrated and the pictures of the food, Tana and the Ramsay children are a delight. The library holds two other cookbooks by Tana Ramsay Sue. The sister of the famous Yehudi was equally gifted — she played the piano, he played the violin — but his talent was nurtured at the expense of hers. The extraordinary story of her marriage to a wealthy and cultivated Australian pastoralist, the birth of her two sons, her abandonment of them and subsequent defection into the arms of a suspect Viennese social worker makes for riveting reading.

A mammoth collection of essays by the late writer and commentator, ranging in subject matter from literary criticism to politics to entertainment to petty annoyances. This book is a poignant reminder of how much Christopher Hitchens and his forthright and incisive opinions will be missed. A fictitious autobiography of the long-running television and radio presenter, Alan Partridge, this is a painful and hilarious book that has you cringing and laughing at the same time.

Another memoir from the funny and talented actress, this covers her electric shock therapy, her relationship with her father, and her intimate encounters with various celebrities, from Elizabeth Taylor to Michael Jackson and Teddy Kennedy.

An amazing true story that I would recommend to anyone and everyone. Ben was born in an inner-city neighbourhood to a single mum who believed in her boys, worked three jobs to support them, and only had a 3rd grade education. A risk-taker in his profession — he successfully separated a pair of conjoined twins when most other doctors said it could not be done — he now hopes to help other young people realise their dreams like he did his.

This is the story of Kevin Roose, a Brown University journalism student who decided to take a semester out, enrol at Liberty University a school founded by evangelist Larry Falwell in and currently the largest Evangelical Christian university in the world , and explore the God Divide in America. Liberty is an ultra-conservative college whose students agree to abide by a code of conduct — The Liberty Way — that includes strictures on dress, interaction between the sexes, and personal conduct.

Roose makes friends, struggles with the ethics of concealing his motives for being at Liberty, and ultimately, struggles with his own idea of faith as much as he watches his classmates struggle with theirs.

Well-written and compelling. Many New Zealanders have taken pride in serving with the Territorials. This very handsome book is the official commemoration of the centenary of the founding of that citizen army and charts its history from its formation in to the present day. It has been sponsored by the NZ Defence Force and was written by two military historians.

This is a fascinating account of life in Baghdad and Beirut by two war correspondents. Like any successful travelogue writer, she fills her pages with luminous, funny, and stirring portraits of the places and people she came across in her time abroad. But there is also, always, her passion for food, and through it, she parses the many conundrums she faced in her wanderings, such as the struggle to define identity, ethnic and personal, and the challenge of maintaining social continuity in wartime.

Copyright Booklist. Heavy-hitting selection of the best of Latin American poetry from the last century. Convincingly, lyrically translated by Ursula Le Guin, Robert Bly, Elizabeth Bishop and many other writers, this is a fantastic collection and introduction to what is a passionate and uncompromisingly intellectual poetic tradition.

PIck up this book and you can visit New York without actually makng the trip — all the colour, vibrancy and excitement of this great city is celebrated in this book, from dawn to dusk and then to nightfall.

The beautiful full-page plates sing with life. The library also has AA colors of Mexico Sue. This is why sometimes despite protestations to the contrary! So, to round out the year, and to satisfy that itch, we have some really fascinating stories for you here — lives ancient and modern and some in between. Have a browse! Though her life spanned fewer than 40 years, it reshaped the contours of the ancient world.

Both their lives had been blighted by war in a manner which is now almost inaccessible to the contemporary imagination. He inspired and encouraged her to write one of the funniest, most painfully poignant and best-loved novels of the late twentieth century, she supported him through a tumultuous political career. Their mutual life was spent amongst some of the most exciting, powerful and controversial figures of their times in the reawakening centre of European civilization.

Among those on board were 13 newly-wed couples, with dreams of starting a new life together. In this groundbreaking book, German historian Heike B. Gortemaker reveals the real woman behind the myth of the vapid blonde with whom Hitler spent the last eighteen years of his life.

In fact, he and Braun lived a bourgeois existence out of the public eye, and her identity was kept secret by the Third Reich until the final days of the war. Yet Columbus made three more voyages within the span of only a decade, each designed to demonstrate that he could sail to China within a matter of weeks and convert those he found there to Christianity. In all these exploits he almost never lost a sailor.

By their conclusion, however, Columbus was broken in body and spirit. Richly textured with bits of her own childhood and married life with her husband, John Gregory Dunne, and daughter, Quintana Roo, this new book by Joan Didion examines her thoughts, fears, and doubts regarding having children, illness, and growing old.

Today would be her wedding anniversary. It will surprise people. It will make them laugh. And, most importantly, it will get them talking. Library Catalogue. In this intimate account, Pippa Blake offers a private view of Sir Peter the husband and family man. Times Digital Archive has added twenty years to its coverage of world events.

It now extends from to previous coverage stopped at , covering the tumultuous period at the end of the 20 th century and the beginning of the 21 st century. This is a great resource if you need primary sources i. View the article as it actually appeared in The Times London , and print, download or email articles for use in your assignments or for your own interest!

Tragedy : Rwandan genocide, the Boxing Day tsunami, Kobe earthquake. Read: Ocean Quake , 27 December This update features 33 specially commissioned new and expanded articles on the art of New Zealand, developed under the direction of Leonard Bell of the University of Auckland.

Holmes has also recently appeared in the updated BBC television series, Sherlock co-created by Steven Moffat , of Doctor Who fame , set in the present day, and Shadows Over Baker Street — an anthology of short stories that take the ultra-rational Holmes, and intersect his world with the nightmare world of H.

And of course, the next film starring Robert Downey Jr. So, in celebration of a year of Holmes, and to get you ready for the next movie instalment, here are some Holmesian adaptations in books over the years.

He is being menaced by a strange man in a flat cap — a wanted criminal who seems to have followed him all the way from America. In the days that follow, his home is robbed, his family is threatened. And then the first murder takes place. Almost unwillingly, Holmes and Watson find themselves being drawn ever deeper into an international conspiracy connected to the teeming criminal underworld of Boston, the gaslit streets of London, opium dens and much, much more.

And as they dig, they begin to hear the whispered phrase-the House of Silk-a mysterious entity that connects the highest levels of government to the deepest depths of criminality. Holmes begins to fear that he has uncovered a conspiracy that threatens to tear apart the very fabric of society. Lovecraft, and everyone in between: 20 original stories by writers of horror and fantasy.

Brite, and many more. These are stories about strange beasts, men cursed to death, and the walking un-dead. Most feature a powerful narrative voice. One stars Irene Adler and takes place nearly a decade before the events recounted in the classic Conan Doyle story, A Scandal in Bohemia. Another is narrated by H. The stories, set between and , are uniformly excellent, and the book is a welcome addition to the Holmes canon.

King and Leslie S. Neil Gaiman. Laura Lippman. Lee Child. These are just three of eighteen superstar authors who provide fascinating, thrilling, and utterly original perspectives on Sherlock Holmes in this one-of-a-kind book. These modern masters place the sleuth in suspenseful new situations, create characters who solve Holmesian mysteries, contemplate Holmes in his later years, fill gaps in the Sherlock Holmes Canon, and reveal their own personal obsessions with the Great Detective.


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