Karin Fossum - 4 Books
The ‘Norwegian queen of crime’ Karin Fossum found international success with her Inspector Sejer novels. Beginning with In the Darkness in 1995, these complex and compassionate psychological thrillers introduce an unusual detective: the quiet, clean-living Konrad Sejer and his quest to understand the criminal mind. The four titles included in this set are:The Murder of Harriet Krohn (Read more...) The Drowned Boy (Read more...) In the Darkness (Read more...) Hellfire (Read more...)
Love in a Cold Climate
Groomed for the perfect marriage by her ambitious mother, Polly Hampton is bored by the fashionable London season. All is not what it seems though in this classic romantic comedy, and the revelation of a long-held secret will shatter her mother’s dreams. Slightly off-mint and felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.
‘The house of the one God, the capital of two peoples, the temple of three religions’, Jerusalem was long considered the centre of the world and, in the age of 24-hour news, is now more intensely scrutinized than ever. Montefiore’s anecdote-filled narrative covers the long history of faith, violence and coexistence that has shaped the city, from the days of King David, through the birth of Christianity and Islam, to the present-day Israel–Palestine conflict. Off-mint and felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.
The Indispensable Chomsky
Offering an overview of Chomsky’s political thought, this compilation features transcripts derived from discussions at seminars and public talks held across a period of 11 years following the dawn of the post-Cold War era in 1989. They illustrate his revolutionary perspective on the politics of power and the workings of institutions, with topics including globalization, the military-industrial complex, US foreign and domestic policy, the strategies of activists and the media’s role in popular struggle.
Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain
This groundbreaking book by a leading neurologist concerns ‘the brain science of emotion’ and ‘its implications for decision-making in general and social behaviour in particular’. Published in 1994, it continues to attract the attention of neuro-scientists, philosophers and the general public with its proposal that reasoning evolved as an extension of the automatic emotional system, and emotion plays multiple roles in the reasoning process.
Sweet Water and Bitter
The Ships that Stopped the Slave Trade
In 1807, the British Parliament abolished slavery throughout the Empire. The trade in human misery did not stop, however, as other countries - and illegal slavers - continued to abduct people from the coasts of West Africa. Combining meticulous research with narrative verve, this compelling book tells the story of how, in six decades of dramatic and daring action on the high seas, the Royal Navy's 'Preventative Squadron' liberated 150,000 Africans at the cost of 17,000 of its own men.
The Letters of Lady Diana Cooper to Her Son John Julius Norwich 1939–1952
Aristocrat, socialite, actress and wife of Duff Cooper, Churchill's wartime Minister for Information, later Ambassador to France and Viscount Norwich, Diana Cooper was also an inveterate letter-writer. Gathered here, her missives to her only son John Julius Norwich during the Second World War and its aftermath provide a vivid picture of the age and its personalities, and a woman of great intelligence, happiest on her country smallholding but able to cope with the demands on a politician's wife.
A Broken World
Letters, Diaries and Memories of the Great War
The novel Birdsong (1993) conjures the horrors of the First World War, and examines the psychological impact it had on people's lives. Its author Sebastian Faulks returns to the theme with this non-fiction collection of first-hand accounts considering the experiences of combatants, their families and other civilians away from the fighting. The book also explores the sense of dislocation, division and displacement caused by the conflict, and the feelings of absence and loss experienced in its aftermath.
Furious that the women of Thebes have flocked to the mountains to worship the newly arrived Dionysus, Pentheus, the Theban king, denounces the god as a charlatan – but no man can deny a god. How Dionysus exacts his terrible revenge, culminating in Pentheus' destruction, is as devastating now as it was in fifth-century Athens. The play is translated and introduced by Robin Robertson.