Author: Kit Kemp
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books
Category: House & Home
Showcasing the inspiring approach to interiors of highly acclaimed designer Kit Kemp, this book shares the stories behind each room Kit lends her hand to. Following on from the hugely successful A Living Space, Kit Kemp is back with another stunning interiors book that presents her signature style and ever-changing approach to design. As always, Kit brings life and interest to the rooms she styles and avoids taking design too seriously, playing with scale, color, and pattern to create personal, handcrafted spaces. Featuring the inspiration behind her effortlessly stylish rooms and buildings, this book provides real insight into the way Kit approaches a room and the success she achieves with each space. Also exploring her collaborations with artists, this is an intriguing look at Kit's way of styling--an intoxicating mix of contemporary and antique elements, a playful approach to fabrics and color, and an individual eye for art. Every room that Kit breathes life into has a story to tell.
Tales from the Pages of Nest Magazine
Author: Joseph Holtzman
Publisher: Distributed Art Pub Incorporated
Offers the most interesting and provocative interiors published to date in the first 12 issues of the widely accliamed interior design magazine, nest. Called, among other things, 'Homes and Gardens for the decadent and deranged' (Wallpaper), the special chemistry of Nest brings it all under one roof. Editor in Chief and Art Director Holtzman takes readers behind the scenes and shares the way his unique features are hatched and achieve maturity. This is a must for fans of the magazine, and will introduce its one of a kind sensibility to the uninitiated.
Every Dress Tells a Story
Author: Charlotte Smith
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Charlotte Smith had already had more than her fair share of fabulous dresses and adventures. She lived life to the fullest in London, Paris and New York before falling in love with Australia and making it her home. Then she discovered that she had inherited a priceless vintage clothing collection from her American Quaker godmother, Doris Darnell. When the boxes started arriving, they were filled with more than three thousand pieces dating from 1790 to 1995, from Dior and Chanel originals to a dainty pioneer dress. But when she unearthed her godmother’s book of stories, the true value of what she had been given hit home. This wasn’t merely a collection of beautiful things; it was a collection of lives. Women’s lives. Tiny snapshots of our joys and disappointments, our entrances and exits, triumphant and tragic. This is a book for any woman who knows a dress can hold a lifetime of memories.
Author: Emma Donoghue
Publisher: Oberon Books
‘I wait for his boots to drop. They fall on Floor, one thump, two thumps, that’s how I know he’s going to get into Bed with Ma now and make it squeak. I count the squeaks because I’m excellent at numbers. I have to count, I can’t lose count, if I lose count I don’t know what. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10...’ Kidnapped as a teenage girl, Ma has been locked inside a purpose built room in her captor’s garden for seven years. Her five-year-old son, Jack, has no concept of the world outside and happily exists inside Room with the help of Ma’s games and his vivid imagination where objects like Rug, Lamp and TV are his only friends. But for Ma the time has come to escape and face their biggest challenge to date: the world outside Room.
Author: Kit Kemp
Inspiring interiors that have a personal, handcrafted feel. This lavishly photographed interiors book shows how to leave behind design "rules" to create truly beautiful, original interiors. For more than twenty years, Kit Kemp has been at the forefront of the international design community, with her signature style that mixes contemporary elements with antiques and junk-shop finds, luxurious fabrics with printed wallpapers, and hand-finished detailing with collections of simple objects that create impact. She avoids taking design too seriously, playing with scale, color and pattern to create very personal, handcrafted spaces. Alongside the stunning images of room sets and detailed close-ups will be the inspiration behind Kit’s work and her tips for creating your own version of her style at home. Interiors are meant for living in, and the key is to create a space that is comfortable and beautiful and reflects who you really are.
Author: Kit Kemp
Publisher: Hardie Grant
Following on from the hugely successful titles A Living Space and Every Room Tells a Story, Kit Kemp is back with another colorful and exciting interiors book that showcases her unique approach to design. In Roomscapes, Kit shares the inspiration that her travels have on her design decisions: whether it's a fabric from India that inspires a wallpaper, or a collection of baskets sourced from across the UK to decorate a bar in New York, Kit is an expert at creating memorable spaces. As always, she creates creates personal, handcrafted rooms by bending the rules and combining color and wit. This lavishly photographed interiors book shows how to leave behind design "rules" to create truly beautiful, original interiors. For over 20 years, Kit Kemp has been at the forefront of the international design community, with her signature style that mixes contemporary elements with antiques and junk-shop finds, luxurious fabrics with printed wallpapers and hand-finished detailing with collections of simple objects that create impact. She avoids taking design too seriously, playing with scale, color and pattern to create very personal, handcrafted spaces. Alongside the stunning images of room sets and detailed close-ups will be the inspiration behind Kit's work and her tips for creating your own version of her style at home. Interiors are meant for living in, and the key is to create a space that is comfortable, beautiful, and reflects who you really are.
Author: Amanda Nisbet
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang
In this, her first book, Amanda Nisbet turns her attention to the details that make up her vibrant rooms. The book is divided into six sections; Bold Beginnings, Pattern Play, The Magic of the Mix, High Punch Colour, Terrific Texture, and Soothing Style. Also includes a section on rules to be broken and an extensive resource guide.
Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis
Author: Lisa Sanders
A Yale School of Medicine physician, columnist for "Diagnosis," and technical advisor for the television show House shares the experiences of doctors facing complex medical mysteries in order to illustrate the art and science of diagnosis. Reprint. A New York Times extended-list bestseller.
Author: Robert Munsch
Publisher: Firefly Books
The much-loved bestseller, now in a pop-up edition. When we published Love You Forever in 1986, we thought it had great appeal. But we had no idea that booksellers would love it and sell 30 million copies. Now there is a gift edition whose characters move! A young mother holds her baby, and while she sings to it she rocks it back and forth. And through her life, and the stages of his life, she holds her son and rocks him back and forth as she tells him that she will love him forever. In double-page spreads and gatefolds, the whole text of Love You Forever is in this book, and enhanced with three-dimensional elements. But even better is the feature that moves -- as the chorus is sung, you can move the characters back and forth. This makes a wonderful extra feature for young readers, the grandchildren of people who raised their own children with this story and who want to pass it to a new generation. Paper engineering by Bruce Foster.
And Three Guineas
Author: Virginia Woolf
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Literary Collections
'Intellectual freedom depends on material things. Poetry depends on intellectual freedom. And women have always been poor...'In these two classic essays of feminist literature, Woolf argues passionately for women's intellectual freedom and their role in challenging the drive towards fascism and conflict. In A Room of One's Own she explores centuries of limitations placed on women, as well as celebrating the creativeachievements of the women writers who overcame these obstacles.In this first history of women's writing, she describes the importance of education, financial independence, and equality of opportunity to creative freedom. ThreeGuineas was written under the threat of fascism and impending war. A radical articulation of Woolf's pacifist politics, it investigates the causes of gender inequalities and the ways in which women's historic outsider position make them crucial in the prevention of war. Both these works started life as talks to groups of young women, and their engaging wit and informality establish Woolf as one of the twentieth-century's greatest essayists. Their argumentscontinue to reverberate in feminist discourse to this day.
A Craniosacral Journey
Author: Liz Kalinowska,Daška Hatton
Publisher: Singing Dragon
Liz Kalinowska and Daška Hatton invite you into the therapy room to experience a therapeutic encounter through the lens of Craniosacral Therapy, discussing ways that therapists and clients can work together to optimise the success of treatment. Describing a unique journey through ten bodywork sessions from the standpoints of a fictional client 'Anna', and her therapist, 'Sarah', the authors take you behind the scenes to witness the client's voyage of discovery, and how the encounter appears to her therapist during the course of treatment. The book shows how the perspectives of both participants develop and widen through their shared experiences and examines the ups and downs of the therapeutic relationship. Boundary, transference and trust issues are explored as Liz and Daška share their own experiences of more than 40 years in practice and examples from myth and legend help to place the work in a wider context.
Author: Ron Carlson
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Ron Carlson has been praised as "a master of the short story" (Booklist). In this essay collection, Ron Carlson Writes a Story, he offers a full range of notes and gives rare insight into a veteran writer's process by inviting the reader to watch over his shoulder as he creates the short story "The Governor's Ball." "This is a story of a story" he begins, and proceeds to offer practical advice for creating a great story, from the first glimmer of an idea to the final sentence. Carlson urges the writer to refuse the outside distractions—a second cup of coffee, a troll through the dictionary—and attend to the necessity of uncertainty, the pleasures of an unfolding story. "The Governor's Ball"—included in its entirety—serves as a fascinating illustration of the detailed anatomy of a short story.
Author: Derry Moore
Publisher: Rizzoli Intl Pubns
A photographic tour of some of the world's most luxuriously designed rooms offers insight into the legendary figures who inspired them and includes coverage of such interiors as India's Falaknuma Palace, Pauline de Rothschild's London residence, and Chatsworth Hall in Derbyshire. 10,000 first printing.
Author: Christophe Boltanski
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Deep in the recesses of a mansion in an exclusive neighborhood of Paris, a family's patriarch withdraws to a tiny hideout during the Nazi occupation. Although he survives, his descendants are changed forever by the secret that the family harbored during those years--fearful, reluctant to leave the house alone, yet brimming with creativity and genius. Meet "the Bolts." "The Safe House" is the prize-winning memoir by French writer Christophe Boltanski about his famous family's Paris mansion and the eccentric clan that it sheltered from the 1930s onward. The secret at the heart of this literary mystery is the wartime disappearance within the house of the author's Jewish grandfather, Etienne Boltanski. In chapters that unfold room by room, Christophe delves into his family history, closing in on a secret compartment in which Etienne hid for two years, unbeknownst even to much of his family, and which he and his wife never revealed in case it was needed again. After the war, the family confined itself within the house, beset by anxieties and an almost pathological wish for isolation, but also ripe with bohemian energy and wanderlust. "Their house was a palace," writes Boltanski, "but they lived like tramps." Among the house's accomplished inmates was the author's uncle, Christian Boltanski, now one of the most acclaimed artists of his generation. An absorbing and often very funny book, "The Safe House" tells the story of this family's joys and traumas with bemusement and compassion. Published by Editions Stock in 2015 as a novel, "The Safe House" (French title: "La cache") was one of the literary sensations of the year in France, winning the prestigious Prix Femina. It was also shortlisted for three other prizes, and in December it won the Prix de Prix, which is given to the best book among the year's winners of the eight most prestigious French literary awards. A representative review calls it "a magnificent book 'a la' Perec, perfectly structured, smart from the first line to the last, combining the game of Clue, 'The Diary of Anne Frank, ' and reportage on a strange French tribe."
A Tale of Family Values
Author: Jerry Apps
Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Jerry Apps details the virtues and hardships of rural living. “Do your chores without complaining. Show up on time. Do every job well. Always try to do better. Never stop learning. Next year will be better. Care for others, especially those who have less than you. Accept those who are different from you. Love the land.” In this paperback edition of a beloved Jerry Apps classic, the rural historian captures the heart and soul of life in rural America. Inspired by his mother’s farm account books—in which she meticulously recorded every farm purchase—Jerry chronicles life on a small farm during and after World War II. Featuring a new introduction exclusive to this 2nd edition, Every Farm Tells a Story reminds us that, while our family farms are shrinking in number, the values learned there remain deeply woven in our cultural heritage.
Author: Frank Warren
Publisher: Harper Collins
Book description to come.
Author: Central Intelligence Agency
The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The World Factbook is prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency. Comprehensive guide full of facts, maps, flags, and detailed information. A must for travellers, businessmen, politicians, and all who wants to know more about our fascinating world. -- We share these facts with the people of all nations in the belief that knowledge of the truth underpins the functioning of free societies (From official webpage). Tags: world, guide, facts, almanach
Creating Yourself Through the Stories of Your Life
Author: Daniel Taylor
Publisher: Doubleday Books
Stating that the key to psychological healing is in the telling of life stories, a guide to recovery blends the avant-garde therapy of narrative psychology with literature, religion, ethics, and philosophy, citing the lessons that can be learned in classical works.