Everyman And Medieval Miracle Plays
The most comprehensive paperback edition of EVERYMAN available, with introduction and extensive notes.Miracle Plays were a popular form of entertainment throughout the Middle Ages and part of the poetic and dramatic tradition on which Shakespeare drew, and EVERYMAN is perhaps the best known morality play of them all. This edition also includes a representative selection of fourteen other important Miracle Plays.
By Andrew Roberts
A controversial account of the Churchill years by a bestselling historian.This highly praised book by the Wolfson History Prize-winning author of SALISBURY tackles six aspects of Churchilliana and uncovers a plethora of disturbing facts about wartime and post-war Britain.His revelations include: - The case for the impeachment of Lord Mountbatten- The Nazi sympathies of Sir Arthur Bryant, hitherto considered a ¿patriotic historian¿- The British establishment¿s doubt about Churchill¿s role after Dunkirk- The appeasement of the trade unions in Churchill¿s Indian summer- The inside story of black immigration in the early 1950s- The anti-Churchill stance adopted by the Royal Family in 1940
By Maeve Binchy
A group of people, all looking for something more in their lives, and all they have in common is their Italian evening class...The Italian evening class at Mountainview School is like hundreds of others starting up all over the city. But this class has its own special quality - as the focus for the varied hopes and dreams of teacher and pupils alike.Aidan Dunne needs his new evening class project to succeed almost as much as his pupils do. They too are looking for something more: Bill to find a way to keep spendthrift Lizzie at his side, and Fran to make sure that young Kathy finds her way out from behind the kitchen sink. The key to their success lies with the Signora. Her passion has drawn her from Ireland to Italy and back home again with a burning desire to share her love of all things Italian - and a secret hidden in her heart...
By Emily Dickinson
Unpublished in her lifetime, Emily Dickinson's, intensely personal lyrics have been much admired and very influential since.
By Edward Thomas
Edward Thomas wrote most of his poems during active service in World War I - poems which search for the true self, and affirm the oneness of all experience.
By Klaus Vollmar
Easy Bread Machine Recipes
The Emotional Brain
By Joseph Ledoux
The science behind David Goleman's Emotional IntelligenceThe Emotional Brain provides a cutting-edge scientific background to such books as Daniel Goleman's Emotional Intelligence, showing that while cognitive studies have tended to ignore the emotions, we are increasingly understanding how crucial they are to our evolutionary survival, as shortcuts to cut through conscious reasoning when speed and rules-of-thumb are more important and effective than logic.Much of our emotional life is lived unconsciously, and is far richer than simply our conscious feelings - for example, our conscious mind will already be reacting to situations of danger some time before we begin to be afraid.Not only does LeDoux present a fascinating insight into how our emotions function normally, but also provides a new understanding of emotional disorders.
By George.R. Stewart
In this profound ecological fable, a mysterious plague has destroyed the vast majority of the human race. Isherwood Williams, one of the few survivors, returns from a wilderness field trip to discover that civilization has vanished during his absence.Eventually he returns to San Francisco and encounters a female survivor who becomes his wife. Around them and their children a small community develops, living like their pioneer ancestors, but rebuilding civilization is beyond their resources, and gradually they return to a simpler way of life.
By Lawrence Block
A blistering Matt Scudder novel.Matt Scudder is well and truly off the booze, but he still spends time with some of his old drinking pals including Mick Ballou - an Irish American who operates more often than not on the wrong side of the law.Mick is worried - a garage full of bourbon has been ripped off and two of his henchman killed in cold blood. Somebody is muscling in on Micks patch and he wants Scudder to look into it. Matt reluctantly agrees to take a look but won't promise a result. On the way home he is attacked by somebody wants him off Mick's case. The following weekend Matt's mentor from AA is shot dead at point blank range when Scudder is in the men's room of the restaurant where the 2 had met for dinner - Matt knows it should have been him. Now the case is personal and no matter that he's warned off by his ex-colleagues in the NYPD and his wife Elaine, this is one he is going to see out to the end.
By Jack Vance
Far in the future, the craftsmen of the distant planet Halma create goods which are the wonder of the galaxy. But they know little of this. Their society is harshly regimented, its religion austere and unforgiving, and primitive - to maintain standards, even the most basic use of automation is punishable by death.When Amiante, a wood-carver, is executed for processing old documents with a camera, his son Ghyl rebels, and decides to bring down the system. To do so, he must first interpret the story of Emphyrio, an ancient hero of Halman legend.
The End Of Time
By Julian Barbour
Time is an illusion. Although the laws of physics create a powerful impression that time is flowing, in fact there are only timeless 'nows'. In THE END OF TIME, the British theoretical physicist Julian Barbour describes the coming revolution in our understanding of the world: a quantum theory of the universe that brings together Einstein's general theory of relativity, which denies the existence of a unique time, and quantum mechanics, which demands one. Barbour believes that only the most radical of ideas can resolve the conflict between these two theories: that there is, quite literally, no time at all. This is the first full-length account of the crisis in our understanding that has enveloped quantum cosmology. Unifying thinking that has never been brought together before in a book for the general reader, Barbour reveals the true architecture of the universe and demonstrates how physics is coming up sharp against the extraordinary possibility that the sense of time passing emerges from a universe that is timeless. The heart of the book is the author's lucid description of how a world of stillness can appear to be teeming with motion: in this timeless world where all possible instants coexist, complex mathematical rules of quantum mechanics bind together a special selection of these instants in a coherent order that consciousness perceives as the flow of time. Finally, in a lucid and eloquent epilogue, the author speculates on the philosophical implications of his theory: Does free will exist? Is time travel possible? How did the universe begin? Where is heaven? Does the denial of time make life meaningless? Written with exceptional clarity and elegance, this profound and original work presents a dazzlingly powerful argument that all will be able to follow, but no-one with an interest in the workings of the universe will be able to ignore.
By Terry Pratchett
Eric calls up a demon to grant him three wishes - but what he gets is the Discworld's most incompetent wizard...Eric is the Discworld's only demonology hacker. The trouble is, he's not very good at it. All he wants is the usual three wishes: to be immortal, rule the world and have the most beautiful woman fall madly in love with him. The usual stuff.But what he gets is Rincewind, the Disc's most incompetent wizard, and Rincewind's Luggage (the world's most dangerous travel accessory) into the bargain.Terry Pratchett's hilarious take on the Faust legend stars many of the Discworld's most popular characters in an outrageous adventure that will leave Eric wishing once more - this time, quite fervently, that he'd never been born.
Even The Wicked
By Lawrence Block
An addictive Matt Scudder thriller.Matt Scudder is drawn into the case of a serial killer targeting criminals who the law cannot touch. The Will of the People, egged on by a vitriolic newspaper columnist, kills a sex offender, a mobster and a racist cult leader, despite their seemingly impenetrable security. Then Scudder gets a call from a hot-shot attorney, the recipient of the Will's latest letter...
Eight Million Ways To Die
By Lawrence Block
Corruption and danger are rife in Lawrence Block's incredible Matt Scudder thriller.Staying alive is never easy; not for the prostitute who is slashed to ribbons, nor for the pimp named Chance who is betting his life that the broken down investigator Matt Scudder can find her killer.
Embroidering with Silk Ribbon
By Donatella Ciotti
Add an extra beautiful touch to dresses, a bunch of flowers, your hair¿ a range of possibilitiesFun and easy-to-learn projects designed for modern lifestyles
Enzyme Therapy Basics
By Friedrich W. Dittmar, M.D. Dittmar, Jutta Wellmann
All-colour pagesContains treatments, factual information, recipes and a list of preparations
By Michael Collins
Liam, a fallen angel with a bad track record, has arrived in America through the back door, an illegal immigrant stuck with the worst kind of job and a reputation for trouble. Forced on the run, he links up with another fallen star, a beautiful, pregnant girl called Angel. Hampered, yet spurred on, by Angel's lowlife boyfriend, Liam finds the wide open spaces bring him a freedom not advertised by the immigration brokers back home, and the chance to run towards the life he had always dreamed of. Michael Collins writes with his characteristic rawness and anger about the Irish in 80s America. He brings a new poignancy to our understanding of the emigrant experience and of the loneliness of not belonging.
Encyclopedia Of Construction Methods & Materials
By William P Spence
Over 600 pages of information and instruction, with more than 900 diagrams, illustrations and photos.Hundreds of topics covered.
Encyclopedia Of Home Maintenance & Repair
By William P Spence
Want to keep your house in tip top shape, inside and out? Add or maintain electrical fixtures? Fix a squeaking floor? No matter what the task, the wealth of information contained within this magnificent manual will provide you with the instruction that will show you how to do everything. Throughout there is an emphasis on the selection of materials for particular jobs, so you can choose the best ones. This volume will help you to take control of the maintenance of your home.