By Jan Arkless
Jan Arkless tells you all the things you need to know if you are away from home and cooking for yourself for the first time. From scrambled eggs and frying sausages right up to cooking a Sunday lunch or a splendid curry. There are also plenty of vegetarian dishes. Packed full of recipe ideas as well as giving the reader a grounding in the food groups, ingredients and store cupboard essentials. The reader will learn how to cook with confidence and realise that they don't need to spend their budget on expensive takeaways.
By Claude Levi-strauss
The structural method," first set forth in this epoch-making book, changed the very face of social anthropology. This reissue of a classic will reintroduce readers to Lévi-Strauss's understanding of man and society in terms of individuals,kinship, social organization, religion, mythology, and art.
The Secret Life Of The Unborn Child
By John Kelly, Thomas Verny
At sixteen weeks the unborn child shies away from light. At twenty weeks there is a response to speech patterns. At twenty-five weeks the baby can kick in time to music. And at six months the unborn baby can understand the subtle shifts of its mother's emotions.THE SECRET LIFE OF THE UNBORN CHILD presents for the first time the challenging results of two decades of painstaking international research into the earliest stages of life. Dr Verny's knowledge gives both mothers and fathers an unparalleled opportunity to help their unborn children. Now they can contribute actively- before and during birth- to giving their child happiness and security for the rest of his or her life.
The Swan In The Evening
By Rosamond Lehmann
Rosamond Lehmann, one of the most distinguished British writers of this century, published eight acclaimed works of fiction. Her only autobiographical work, The Swan in the Evening, recreated first the child she was and the experiences that made her the woman she became, moving on to tell the story of her beloved daughter Sally and the tragedy of her early death at the age of twenty-four. Then, tentatively and persuasively, Rosamond Lehmann relates the totally unexpected, overwhelming and scrupulously recorded psychic and mystical experiences she underwent following that terrible loss. The meaning of such events, their messages of hope and comfort to others she then, through a letter to her grandaughter, passes to us.
By Michael Haralambos
So You've Got A Great Idea
By Steve Fiffer
By Emma Blair
Susan's parents had wanted a son ... and they did little to hide their disappointment. As soon as was decently possible they packed her off to boarding-school. If only they could have known... For in the tradition-bound Scotland of the 1920s, there was no place for a woman like Susan. But she was determined to find one - even if it meant beating her wealthy parents at their own game...
By Louis Armstrong
"In all my whole career the Brick House was one of the toughest joints I ever played in. It was the honky-tonk where levee workers would congregate every Saturday night and trade with the gals who'd stroll up and down the floor and the bar. Those guys would drink and fight one another like circle saws. Bottles would come flying over the bandstand like crazy, and there was lots of just plain common shooting and cutting. But somehow all that jive didn't faze me at all, I was so happy to have some place to blow my horn." So says Louis Armstrong, a tough kid who just happened to be a musical genius, about one of the places where he performed and grew up. This raucous, rich tale of his early days in New Orleans concludes with his departure to Chicago at twenty-one to play with his boyhood idol King Oliver, and tells the story of a life that began, mythically, on July 4, 1900, in the city that sowed the seeds of jazz.
The Second Industrial Divide
By Charles Sabel, Michael Piore
Two MacArthur Prize Fellows argue that to get out of its current economic crisis industry should abandon its attachment to standardized mass production for a system of flexible specialization.
The Six Stages Of Parenthood
By Ellen Galinsky
The Schools We Deserve
By Diane Ravitch
The author of The Troubled Crusade and other important books and writings on education brings her own blend of sanity, common sense, and commitment to excellence to the problems of the nation's schools.
The Secret Trauma
By Diana E H Russell
The Secret Trauma remains the definitive argument for the overwhelming prevalence of incestuous abuse. Based on findings about San Francisco, the book makes a persuasive case for an epidemic of abuse on a national scale. In her nuanced and sophisticated analysis, Russell carefully explores the complex variables of incestuous abuse: the changing incidence of abuse over time, the severity of th abuse, the victim's age, factors of class, race, and ethnicity, and long term effects on victims.In a new introduction to the revised edition, Russell takes on the most important issue to arise in the field since the book was originally published in 1986: the serious backlash that followed the outpouring of reports by victims/survivors, and the controversy over false accusations and false memories."
The Strange Necessity
By Rebecca West
'The Strange Necessity',one of the twelve essays collected here and first published in 1928, anchors West's quest to understand why art matters and how aesthetics of every caliber can not only inspire but reveal the author's inner world. Whether juxtaposing Ulysses's prose with Pavlov's research, or comparing Sinclair Lewis with actress and pianist Yvonne Printemps, West finds that a satisfying emotion overrides an artistic work's form. Her intricately crafted essays reveal her experience in the literary circles of the twenties and thirties and the important role this question played in her own writing. West's keenly observed criticism offers invaluable insight not only into her work but into her impressions of early twentieth century literature.
The Sidmouth Letters
By Jane Gardam
Jane Austen's love life- long the subject of speculation- is finally, delightfully dealt with in the title story of this collection. Many of the other stories, like 'The Sidmouth Letters,' bring together past and present- with sometimes hilarious, sometimes disturbing, often intensely moving results.With quiet elegance and devastating accuracy, Jane Gardam probes many and varied lives. We meet a trio of Kensington widows, mean-spirited and middle-aged, paying improbable tribute to a long exploited nanny; we await- with dread- a stranger to tea in an Engliish home; we witness the mercurial changes that take place in young love, and we watch as a bohemian, passionate past returns to tempt domestic bliss.
By Tom Bodett
Secrets Of Sleep
By Alexander Borbley
One of the world's leading sleep researchers provides the latest word on sleep, dreams, and sleep disorders.
The Self-respecting Child
By Alison Stallibrass
This classic study of the spontaneous play of young children combines vivid and delightful observations with profoundly important insights. Alison Stallibrass, an expert on children's play and the mother of five children, makes clear the importance of uninhibited games and activities, without adult interference, in building a child's skill, judgment, and self-esteem, and shows how to make this kind of play possible in a nursery school, day-care centre, or at home.
The Sophisticated Sandwich
By Janet Hazen
Stylish, unusual, toothsome and pleasurably challenging sandwiches.Smoked duck with apple-pear chutney on chili bread grilled flank steak with cucumber and radish on walnut bread with orange butter pita with curried lamb, feta cheese and spinach Stilton cheese and pear-walnut chutney with port butter on a baguette are just a few.
By Gerald Reitlinger
The SS,short for the German Schutzstaffeln ,was a far-flung organization, of which the Gestapo was only one branch, that served as the tyrannical expression of Nazi bureaucracy, a politics of terror. Germans in high places still use the SS as a standard excuse for the acts of murder, extortion, and genocide that were facts of daily life under the Nazis. Reitlinger explores the complex social machinery that allowed the SS to operate,the administration and internal rivalries, the SS field divisions, German military intelligence, and the organization of the concentration and death camps. He shows how the SS was embedded in the basic government of the country during those years and how its members were not so much lunatic killers as loyal citizens doing the bidding of a country that had gone insane. Powerful, objective, and based on original German documents and interviews,including information from Himmler's statistician,this book rejects the SS as an alibi for a nation's responsibility in the most far-reaching racial massacre in history.
Screening The Blues
By Paul Oliver
The noted blues scholar Paul Oliver here examines the many different skeins of the blues form, relating them to other black traditions - musical and religious - and tracing the origin of the blues through the dense, many-coloured warp and weft of influences and inspiration. He describes "the dozens," Christmas rituals, and the coded (as well as blatant) sexual imagery that has always been a vital element of every popular song tradition. With extensive source notes, photographs, a discography, and two indexes of song titles and singers, this book serves as a sound, serious, and entertaining guide to the blues heritage that has vitalized so much of the world's musical culture.