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Lady Sue Ryder of Warsaw
ISBN: 9780856835209 - Paperback9780856835209 - Paperback£19.95 Add to basket
Sue Ryder made a huge and positive difference to the lives of thousands, despite – or perhaps because of - having a character which could, at times, be as obsessive and downright difficult as it could be creative and inspiring. Brought up to help others, she committed her life to doing so.
Long Way from Adi Ghehad
Journey of an Asylum Seeker: Dr Teame Mebrahtu
ISBN: 9780856835186 - Hardback£19.95 Add to basket
With immigration and asylum seekers high on the agenda of governments throughout Europe, the life story of Dr Teame Mebrahtu is a timely reminder of a positive side of what has become a contentious and potentially divisive issue. It is a truly remarkable and inspiring story.
How to save the global economy and build a sustainable future
Winner of the Best Achievement Award in the 2016-7 PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE COLLECTION
ISBN: 9780856835117 - Hardback£19.95 Add to basket
The issues confronted in Rent Unmasked range from corporate tax evasion to the rise of irrational forces within democratic societies; the housing crisis to the fractured politics of the Eurozone; the misdemeanours in the banking sector to the way in which financial policies must be framed if economics is to be harmonised with ethics.
A collection of illustrated meditations on the personality of God
Chosen for Spring 2015 PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE COLLECTION for Non-Fiction
ISBN: 9780856835056 - paperback£10.00 Add to basket
“Discovering God is a deeply insightful and extremely accessible set of meditations enriched and amplified by beautiful and sensitive illustrations – each one a meditation in itself.”
Abbot Stuart, OSB
The State of Freedom and Justice
Government as if people matter most
Chosen for Summer 2016 PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE COLLECTION for Non-Fiction.
ISBN: 9780856835100 - Paperback£12.95 Add to basket
We all want freedom, we all want justice, yet few have given thought to how such a state could be organised. The author, an original thinker, has taken a multi-disciplinary approach which has led to some surprising insights, rising above the current obsession of political analysis into left and right.
The Traumatised Society
How to Outlaw Cheating and Save our Civilisation
Finalist in 2012-13 PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE for Non-Fiction
ISBN: 9780856832871 - Paperback£17.95 Add to basket
"[This] is a staggering work that presents nothing less than a new paradigm – yet it is based in an historical narrative and overview of political, economic and cultural history that is ancient. Simply stated the premise is this: the theft of the nation’s economic surplus is the root cause of all the world’s major problems." Wayne Sturgeon, Fourth World Review
On the Nature of Love
Ficino on Plato's Symposium
Finalist in 2015-16 PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE for Non-Fiction
ISBN: 9780856835094 - Paperback£14.95 Add to basket
On the Nature of Love is a translation of Marsilio Ficino’s commentary to Plato’s Symposium. This edition makes Ficino’s Tuscan version available to English readers for the first time. Ficino's work was eagerly taken up by court circles throughout Europe and became part of their standard fare for the next two centuries.
The Spirit of Self-Help
A Life of Samuel Smiles
Chosen for Spring 2017 PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE COLLECTION for Non-Fiction
ISBN: 9780856835124 - Hardback£19.95 Add to basket
This is the very human story of the Victorian writer who, in an era of startling change, gave the beleaguered individual a new perspective on his destiny by launching the self-help phenomenon.
Folly and Malice
The Habsburg Empire, the Balkans and the Start of World War One
ISBN: 9780856835131 - Hardback£27.95 Add to basket
"... a seminal work which forces readers to reflect further on issues they had thought settled ... a powerfully argued work whose conclusions will be carefully studied by historians for many years." Vernon Bogdanor, International Affairs
Eradicating Ecocide – 2nd Edition
Laws and Governance to Stop the Destruction of the Planet
Winner of THE PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE for Non-Fiction, 2010-11
ISBN: 9780856835087 - Paperback£14.95 Add to basket
This is the updated version of Polly Higgins' Prize-winning book which explains the crime of Ecocide, how it will apply and who can stop the ecocide, for present and for future generations.
"… lays the framework for us to lobby our leaders for real environmental laws and contains tips on taking action [and] outlines the steps you can take towards becoming an Erin Brockovich in your own right."
Saviour of the Nation
An epic poem of Winston Churchill’s finest hour
Chosen for Summer 2015-16 PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE COLLECTION
ISBN: 9780856835063 - Paperback£10.00 Add to basket
Winston Churchill led the British people from the brink of utter disaster to the expectation of victory in the Second World War. This engaging poem depicts him as a hero, in traditional epic poetry style, echoing the works of Homer and Virgil.
Pamela Hansford Johnson
Her Life, Works and Times
Finalist in 2014-15 PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE for Non-Fiction
ISBN: 9780856832987 - Hardback£25.00 Add to basket
"Pamela Hansford Johnson is a writer whose memory fully deserves to be kept alive, and she is well served by Wendy Pollard’s admirable, sympathetic biography, which does justice both to her life and to her work." Jonathan Coe, award-winning novelist and biographer
Under the Guise of Spring
The message hidden in Botticelli's Primavera
Chosen for Autumn 2014 PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE COLLECTION for Non-Fiction
ISBN: 9780856832963 - Hardback£25.00 Add to basket
Rather like the Mona Lisa, there has long been a suspicion that there is something disguised in the Primavera. A chance discovery provided the author with the key to unlocking the secret of the 500 year-old masterpiece, opening a window onto the cryptic world of the Renaissance pagan revival.
Friend of Castlereagh
A Historical Novel
Chosen for Autumn 2013 PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE COLLECTION for Fiction
ISBN: 9780856832956 - Paperback£17.95 Add to basket
'It takes a great imagination to write a novel - and it takes great technique to weave that seamlessly into an historical context. That is what ... John Stewart has done as his latest book hits the market ... and will be a great read.' Mark Bain, Newtownards Chronicle
East Meets West
Chosen for Spring 2014 PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE COLLECTION for Non-Fiction
ISBN: 9780856832864 - Paperback£13.95 Add to basket
"In East Meets West John Adago engagingly describes some of the most significant figures in this subtle and profound history. It is a welcome addition to the global conversation." Philip Goldberg, author of American Veda: From Emerson and the Beatles to Yoga and Meditation, How Indian Spirituality Changed the West
On the Nature of Poetry
Chosen for June 2009 PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE COLLECTION for Non-Fiction
ISBN: 9780856832468 - Hardback£25.00 Add to basket
Almost a library in one volume, this unusual book, written by an accomplished poet, examines the 4000 years old phenomenon of poetry. It explains the underlying power of this art form and how its effect is exerted over human hearts and understanding.
Chosen for August 2009 PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE COLLECTION for Non-Fiction
ISBN: 9780856832369 - Hardback£9.95 Add to basket
The Dialogues afford Marcus and his guests the opportunity to express their views on such topics as the brevity of life and the need to seek meaning; the pursuit of purpose; the supreme good and the pursuit of a virtuous life.
Stranger on the Shore
Chosen for September 2009 PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE COLLECTION for Non-Fiction
ISBN: 9780856832642 - Paperback£12.95 Add to basket
Tracing the life of the author's father, this passionate, vivid memoir follows him through his childhood in the west of England, his successful 25-year career in the Indian Army prior to the country's independence in 1947, and his final years in Devonshire, where he raised a family while the symptoms of Huntington's disease gradually set in.
No End to Snowdrops
A Biography of Kathleen Raine
Chosen for October 2009 PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE COLLECTION for Non-Fiction
ISBN: 9780856832680 - Hardback£20.00 Add to basket
Philippa Bernard follows Kathleen Raine's struggle against the constrictions of her suburban childhood to her exciting days at Girton College in the twenties, where she became friends with many brilliant writers, artists and scientists.
This Life of Grace
Finalist in 2011-12 PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE for Non-Fiction
ISBN: 9780856832833 - Paperback£7.95 Add to basket
'This Life of Grace is written with such warmth and deep affection and understanding, bringing the characters vividly to life. Grace was a person of dignity and humility, an unusual combination, to which I felt a sense of eloquence, wit and humour should be added. She was very much a Grace.' Peter Smith of Crane Books
Chosen for July 2009 PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE COLLECTION for Fiction
ISBN: 9780856832536 - Paperback£9.95 Add to basket
More an allegory than a novel, Visitors describes the impact of beings from a distant planet on the political, economic and spiritual life of Britain and the world
The Secret Life of Real Estate and Banking
Chosen for July 2009 PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE COLLECTION for Non-Fiction
ISBN: 9780856832635 - Hardback£30.00 Add to basket
Phil Anderson explains, quite simply, how the real estate cycle originates, offers a fascinating study of US history to illustrate the stages through which each cycle passes, then explains why this cycle of boom and bust must repeat, given present economic conditions.
The Predator Culture
The Systemic Roots and Intent of Organised Violence
Finalist in 2010-11 PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE for Non-Fiction
ISBN: 9780856832734 - Paperback£17.95 Add to basket
Fred Harrison shows how the violence, whether from territorial conquest or colonialism, at the birth of nation states splits the population into victors and vanquished and is perpetuated through the global economic system.
Tito's Great Confidence Trick
Finalist in 2011-12 PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE for Non-Fiction
ISBN: 9780856832826 - Hardback£25.00 Add to basket
'This minutely researched and closely argued tour-de-force of revisionist history ... forces us to rethink a critical aspect of the Second World War in Yugoslavia.' Sir Jeremy Isaacs.
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