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Maltese Artists: Norbert Francis Attard, Esprit Barthet, Joe Ferrante, Emmanuel Briffa, Doranne Alden, List of Maltese Artists, Gabriel Caruana


Maltese Artists: Norbert Francis Attard, Esprit Barthet, Joe Ferrante, Emmanuel Briffa, Doranne Alden, List of Maltese Artists, Gabriel Caruana


$8.96


Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher’s book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Norbert Francis Attard, Esprit Barthet, Joe Ferrante, Emmanuel Briffa, Doranne Alden, List of Maltese Artists, Gabriel Caruana, Brian Grech. Excerpt: Norbert Francis Attard, born in Malta in 1951 is an artist working in several disciplines such as painting, printing, sculpture, video and photography. 1977 Graduated in Architecture from the University of Malta. 1977-1996 Practiced his profession as architect 1966-1996 After 30 years of being a painter and graphic artist he turned to creating multi-disciplinary works. 1998-2008 His works incorporate several disciplines including sculpture, architecture, video and photography. 2002-2005 Committee member of the Malta Council for Culture and the Arts. Since 2001 Director of GOZO Contemporary, an art space offering artists residencies on the island of Gozo. 1999 Represented Malta at the 48th Venice Biennale, Italy. 1998-2008 Created many site-specific installations in several countries and has participated in many collective international exhibitions in Scotland, England, Cuba, Austria, Italy, Spain, Germany, Liechtenstein, Turkey, Greece, South Korea, Australia, U.S.A, and Taiwan. SELECTED WORKS SHOWN AT 2005 Artists against Sedition Laws, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney, Australia. 2005 Arts Diary: Intervene, Taipei Artists Village, Taipei, Taiwan. 2005 Obsession, The International Video Festival, Galerie X, Istanbul, Turkey. 2005 The Exhausted Body, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. 2005 Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena, John David Mooney Foundation, Chicago, U.S.A. 2005 Casoria Museum of Contemporary Art, Naples, Italy. 2004 K.A.I.R, Kamiyama, Tokushima Prefecture, Japan. 2004 ART Expo, Mexico 04, Solaris / Observatorio, Michoacan, Mexico. 2004 ARTiade, Visual Ar. More:

Cold Room


Cold Room


$5.99


Homicide detective Taylor Jackson thinks she’s seen it all in Nashville – but she’s never seen anything as perverse as The Conductor. Once his victim is captured, he contains her in a glass coffin, slowly starving her to death. Only then does he give in to his attraction. Later, he creatively disposes of the body by reenacting scenes from famous paintings. Strangely, similar macabre works are being displayed in Europe. Taylor teams up with her fiancé, FBI profiler Dr. John Baldwin, and New Scotland Yard detective James “Memphis” Highsmythe – a haunted man who has eyes only for Taylor – to put an end to The Conductor’s art collection. Has the killer gone international? Or are there dueling artists, competing to create the ultimate masterpiece?”Fusing gritty cop drama with dark psychological thriller, Ellison distinguishes herself with exceptional character development, consistently breakneck pacing and a sense of authenticity.” – Chicago Tribune

Scottish Government Agencies: Scottish Executive Agencies, Scottish Public Bodies, Caledonian Macbrayne, Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency


Scottish Government Agencies: Scottish Executive Agencies, Scottish Public Bodies, Caledonian Macbrayne, Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency


$30.43


Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher’s book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Scottish Executive Agencies, Scottish Public Bodies, Caledonian Macbrayne, Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency, National Archives of Scotland, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport, Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission, Scottish Qualifications Authority, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, European Marine Energy Centre, Registers of Scotland, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland, Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Student Awards Agency for Scotland, Scottish Water, Macaulay Institute, National Museums of Scotland, Learning and Teaching Scotland, Transport Scotland, Scottish Arts Council, Scottish Court Service, Scottish Agricultural Science Agency, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration, Scottish Screen, Scottish Prison Service, Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Funding Council, Communities Scotland, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Education, Scottish Law Commission, Scottish Land Court, Bòrd Na Gàidhlig, Forensic Network, Visitscotland, Scottish Police Services Authority, Office of the Public Guardian, General Teaching Council for Scotland, Highlands and Islands Airports Limited, Sportscotland, Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments in Scotland, Scottish Legal Services Ombudsman, Scottish Legal Aid Board, Deer Commission for Scotland, Executive Agencies of the Scottish Government, Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, Fisheries Research Services, Scottish Building Standards Agency, Scottish Public Pensions Agency, Forum for Renewable Energy Development in Scotland, Local Enterprise Company, Audit Scotland, Risk Manageme. More:

Romance of Sorcery


Romance of Sorcery


$24.95


The shadow side of Sax Rohmer is revealed in this long- unobtainable volume. Widely known as the author of the popular Fu Manchu books, he was also a dedicated scholar of the occult and an adept in the mystic arts. Written for the layman, his only non-fiction work is this guide to the realm of magic in its many forms, beginning with the birth of sorcery in ancient Egypt. The Moslem djinns, the sibylls, the philosophy of the Magi, modes of divination, and magic of the Brahmins are all examined, as are the manifestations of sorcery in Europe including witchcraft at the French royal court and the infamous witch trials of Scotland. The stories of key figures such as Apollonius of Tyana, Nostradamus, Dr John Dee, and Cagliostro are recounted in detail, and there is a comprehensive index from alchemy to zodiac. Rohmer aims to bridge the gulf that has opened as a result of modernity between revealed religion and the ancient truths that need to be sought anew. There is no better general introduction to magic, sorcery, and the paranormal.

Museums and Modernity: Art Galleries and the Making of Modern Culture


Museums and Modernity: Art Galleries and the Making of Modern Culture


$28.6


Short-listed for the Philip Abrams Memorial Prize 2003Museums have been the subject of intense debate in recent years and their history and development raise important questions. What was ‘modern’ about the art museum? Why did museums emerge when and where they did? How were museums involved with the development of modern art worlds? What was the relationship between art galleries and their audiences and who were the key people involved with their inception?Focusing on the role of national art galleries in continental Europe, England and Scotland, this book explores in depth the interrelationship between artistic and exhibitionary forms, as well as between power and governance in those places where the roots of modern culture were being laid most visibly. Drawing upon debates concerning modernity, Prior investigates how the boundaries of art and culture have been determined within the museum world. In particular, he looks at the interface between the project of the nation and the gallery and how galleries were involved in making certain social groups or bodies feel ‘at home’ and others excluded.

The Definitive Collection


The Definitive Collection


$9.6


Personnel: Peggy Seeger (guitar, banjo, concertina); Alf Edwards (concertina). Photographer: Brian Shuel. Arrangers: Ewan MacColl; Peggy Seeger. There are national treasures and there are global treasures; Scotland’s Ewan MacColl falls into the latter category. A staunch supporter of the arts, folklorist, playwright, and activist, MacColl has a body of work that is staggering in scope and detail, and The Definitive Collection is a fantastic starting point for those interested in his contributions to the English and Scottish folk revival. Beginning with The Manchester Angel, that wonderfully rich baritone offers a soldier’s desperate plea for one magical night with a beautiful, rightfully suspicious maiden. Oh Dear Me, featured on the Topic Records Iron Muse compilation, is a heartbreaking lament from a tired coal miner. The always sparse instrumentation, and the occasional accompaniment from his wife, renowned folklorist Peggy Seeger, makes each tune a handshake and each word a head nod, creating an intimacy lacking in modern folk recordings. The majority of the songs are from MacColl’s late-’50s to ’60s period, when his confidence and enthusiasm were most evident. Sadly omitted are samples from the work dearest to his heart, the three volume compilation of English/Scottish Popular Ballads by Professor Francis James Child. This is, however, a small price to pay for the most consistent, if not yet a thorough overview, of one of folk music’s most prolific and talented champions. ~ James Christopher Monger

The Cold Room (Taylor Jackson Series #4)


The Cold Room (Taylor Jackson Series #4)


$11.01


Homicide detective Taylor Jackson thinks she’s seen it all in Nashville-but she’s never seen anything as perverse as The Conductor. Once his victim is captured, he contains her in a glass coffin, slowly starving her to death. Only then does he give in to his attraction. Later, he creatively disposes of the body by reenacting scenes from famous paintings. Strangely, similar macabre works are being displayed in Europe. Taylor teams up with her fiancé, FBI profiler Dr. John Baldwin, and New Scotland Yard detective James “Memphis” Highsmythe-a haunted man who has eyes only for Taylor-to put an end to The Conductor’s art collection. Has the killer gone international? Or are there dueling artists, competing to create the ultimate masterpiece?

The Cold Room


The Cold Room


$5.99


Homicide detective Taylor Jackson thinks she’s seen it all in Nashville – but she’s never seen anything as perverse as The Conductor. Once his victim is captured, he contains her in a glass coffin, slowly starving her to death. Only then does he give in to his attraction. Later, he creatively disposes of the body by reenacting scenes from famous paintings. Strangely, similar macabre works are being displayed in Europe. Taylor teams up with her fiancé, FBI profiler Dr. John Baldwin, and New Scotland Yard detective James “Memphis” Highsmythe – a haunted man who has eyes only for Taylor – to put an end to The Conductor’s art collection. Has the killer gone international? Or are there dueling artists, competing to create the ultimate masterpiece?”Fusing gritty cop drama with dark psychological thriller, Ellison distinguishes herself with exceptional character development, consistently breakneck pacing and a sense of authenticity.” – Chicago Tribune

The Romance Of Sorcery


The Romance Of Sorcery


$39.95


The shadow side of Sax Rohmer is revealed in this long- unobtainable volume. Widely known as the author of the popular Fu Manchu books, he was also a dedicated scholar of the occult and an adept in the mystic arts. Written for the layman, his only non-fiction work is this guide to the realm of magic in its many forms, beginning with the birth of sorcery in ancient Egypt. The Moslem djinns, the sibylls, the philosophy of the Magi, modes of divination, and magic of the Brahmins are all examined, as are the manifestations of sorcery in Europe including witchcraft at the French royal court and the infamous witch trials of Scotland. The stories of key figures such as Apollonius of Tyana, Nostradamus, Dr John Dee, and Cagliostro are recounted in detail, and there is a comprehensive index from alchemy to zodiac. Rohmer aims to bridge the gulf that has opened as a result of modernity between revealed religion and the ancient truths that need to be sought anew. There is no better general introduction to magic, sorcery, and the paranormal.

The Celtic Connection


The Celtic Connection


$33.44


The Celtic nations of Britanny, Cornwall, Ireland, the Isle of Man, Scotland and Wales, are well known for their literature, mythology, poetry and song. This volume is a study of the linguistic and literary achievements of those nations and provides a much-needed overview of the condition of all the Celtic languages. By emphasizing the connection, these studies taken together illuminate the whole Celtic domain. As the editor points out, the Celtic identity is not one of race, but it is of a common linguistic and cultural heritage. This book focuses on the similarities and differences in language across the Celtic nations and contributes to the resurgence of interest in the Celtic identity which is increasingly being supported by official bodies, both national and international. The collection commences with a description of the languages and the origins of early Celtic society. Each language is then examined by a leading expert in linguistics and literature. Contributors: Glanville Price, Miranda J. Green, Mairtin O. Murchu, Padraig O. Riain, Seamus MacMathuna, John MacInnes, Derick S. Thomson, Robert L. Thomson, David Thorne, David R. Johnston, Humphrey L. Humphreys, and Rita Williams. Author Biography: Glanville Price is Professor of French at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth.

The Cold Room (Taylor Jackson Series #4)


The Cold Room (Taylor Jackson Series #4)


$14.99


Homicide detective Taylor Jackson thinks she’s seen it all in Nashville-but she’s never seen anything as perverse as The Conductor. Once his victim is captured, he contains her in a glass coffin, slowly starving her to death. Only then does he give in to his attraction. Later, he creatively disposes of the body by reenacting scenes from famous paintings. Strangely, similar macabre works are being displayed in Europe. Taylor teams up with her fiancé, FBI profiler Dr. John Baldwin, and New Scotland Yard detective James “Memphis” Highsmythe-a haunted man who has eyes only for Taylor-to put an end to The Conductor’s art collection. Has the killer gone international? Or are there dueling artists, competing to create the ultimate masterpiece?

The Romance Of Sorcery


The Romance Of Sorcery


$27.45


The shadow side of Sax Rohmer is revealed in this long- unobtainable volume. Widely known as the author of the popular Fu Manchu books, he was also a dedicated scholar of the occult and an adept in the mystic arts. Written for the layman, his only non-fiction work is this guide to the realm of magic in its many forms, beginning with the birth of sorcery in ancient Egypt. The Moslem djinns, the sibylls, the philosophy of the Magi, modes of divination, and magic of the Brahmins are all examined, as are the manifestations of sorcery in Europe including witchcraft at the French royal court and the infamous witch trials of Scotland. The stories of key figures such as Apollonius of Tyana, Nostradamus, Dr John Dee, and Cagliostro are recounted in detail, and there is a comprehensive index from alchemy to zodiac. Rohmer aims to bridge the gulf that has opened as a result of modernity between revealed religion and the ancient truths that need to be sought anew. There is no better general introduction to magic, sorcery, and the paranormal.

The Romance Of Sorcery


The Romance Of Sorcery


$35.45


The shadow side of Sax Rohmer is revealed in this long- unobtainable volume. Widely known as the author of the popular Fu Manchu books, he was also a dedicated scholar of the occult and an adept in the mystic arts. Written for the layman, his only non-fiction work is this guide to the realm of magic in its many forms, beginning with the birth of sorcery in ancient Egypt. The Moslem djinns, the sibylls, the philosophy of the Magi, modes of divination, and magic of the Brahmins are all examined, as are the manifestations of sorcery in Europe including witchcraft at the French royal court and the infamous witch trials of Scotland. The stories of key figures such as Apollonius of Tyana, Nostradamus, Dr John Dee, and Cagliostro are recounted in detail, and there is a comprehensive index from alchemy to zodiac. Rohmer aims to bridge the gulf that has opened as a result of modernity between revealed religion and the ancient truths that need to be sought anew. There is no better general introduction to magic, sorcery, and the paranormal.

The Gallery


The Gallery


$22.32


Revenge is a dish best served cold, they say, but some like it hot – body hot! In Robin Anderson’s latest foray into sex crime, we cruise downriver from Chelsea Harbour to Canary Wharf and Wapping, where gay gallery owner Raymond Bartholomew stages a spectacular ‘Revenge’ themed art show set up via the Internet. Its sell-out success blesses Raymond and his camp coterie with new horizons, new lovers and new sources of wealth. But before you can say ‘blackmail’, the exhibitors’ subjects start falling dead like flies – but in the most bizarre circumstances. Who’s the latter-day ‘canvas’ Ripper? Could it be the colonic-inspired Anonymous Bosch or the heinous hand behind a group hara-kiri? Maybe even the ‘stitched-up’ Man Ray or the evil inspiration behind the Velasquez-inspired death camp?Once again, Robin Anderson’s heady cocktail of gourmandising and extreme sex is calculated to titillate, amuse and enthral. But be aware, dear readers, that some passages have loads to be desired, while others are positively inflammatory! Forewarned is forearmed! Robin Anderson was born in Scotland and educated in Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, and South Africa. He is a recognised international interior designer, having started his London-based business in the late sixties. The Gallery is his fifth novel. His first novel, Regina, set in the glossy, bitchy world of interior design, was a bestseller in the nineties. Three further novels, Red Snapper, Sebastian & Seline and Versus, have already been published by Athena Press. A new novel ‘La Di Da Di Bloody Da!’ is scheduled for publication in 2009.

The Mary Of The Celts


The Mary Of The Celts


$15.95


The Mary of the Celts is essential reading for anyone interested in the reality of devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary in Celtic spirituality. The book explores themes and images associated with the Annunciation, Nativity, Crucifixion, and Assumption, as also the Blessed Virgin’s Joys and Sorrows, through a detailed study of poetry on Mary from the Celtic regions of medieval Britain and Ireland. There are haunting images such as the Blessed Virgin Mary as daughter of her Son and as the chamber of the Trinity, with her virginity remaining as unstained and pure as glass pierced by a beam of light, as well as references to popular apocryphal legends, including those of the Instantaneous Harvest that grew while Mary and her child were fleeing into Egypt from Herod’s men, and of the girdle thrown down by the Virgin to St Thomas at the Assumption. Amongst the many poets encountered are Muiredeach Albanach, a thirteenth-century Irishman who established a dynasty of poets in the Western Isles of Scotland, and his Welsh contemporary Brother Madog ap Gwallter, whose poem on Mary and her child at Bethlehem has been praised for a Franciscan simplicity and freshness. Taking the original verse in Middle and Early Modern Irish, Middle Welsh, and Middle Cornish (from medieval Cornish drama), Andrew Breeze relates their characteristic images to patristic material, other vernacular poetry (especially in Old and Middle English), Latin hymns, and medieval painting and sculpture. Indeed, The Mary of the Celts has been written as a guide to Marian iconography. It will be useful for students of medieval European literature and art, as well as for specialists in early Irish and Welsh, all of whom will find in it much that is new. It should make readers aware of the wealth of Marian material to be found in Celtic Ireland and Britain, not all of which has had the attention it deserves beyond the Celtic lands. In reviewing Andrew Breeze’s Medieval Welsh Literature, Dr

Tallulah!: The Life and Times of a Leading Lady


Tallulah!: The Life and Times of a Leading Lady


$1.99


In the golden age of American theater, no celestial body shone more dazzlingly than Tallulah Bankhead. Outrageous, outspoken, and totally uninhibited, she was an actress known as much for her offstage vices as for her onstage roles-the cocaine and alcohol, the blistering tirades, and her scandalous affairs with both men and women. In Tallulah, author Joel Lobenthal has captured the private essence of this most public of Broadway stars, the irrepressible diva who enjoyed intimate relationships with the top entertainment luminaries of her day, from Tennessee Williams and Noël Coward to Marlene Dietrich and Billie Holiday. Here also are the close and personal details of her family life and doomed romances, drawn from scores of exclusive interviews, and previously untapped information from Scotland Yard and the FBI. This is the definitive biography of Tallulah Bankhead, a woman even more complex, more nuanced, and more shocking than her notorious mythology suggests.

Scottish Public Bodies: Caledonian Macbrayne, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport, Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission


Scottish Public Bodies: Caledonian Macbrayne, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport, Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission


$25.6


Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher’s book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Caledonian Macbrayne, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport, Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission, Scottish Qualifications Authority, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, European Marine Energy Centre, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland, Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Scottish Water, Macaulay Institute, National Museums of Scotland, Learning and Teaching Scotland, Scottish Arts Council, Scottish Court Service, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration, Scottish Screen, Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Funding Council, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Education, Scottish Law Commission, Scottish Land Court, Bòrd Na Gàidhlig, Visitscotland, Scottish Police Services Authority, Office of the Public Guardian, General Teaching Council for Scotland, Highlands and Islands Airports Limited, Sportscotland, Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments in Scotland, Scottish Legal Services Ombudsman, Scottish Legal Aid Board, Deer Commission for Scotland, Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, Forum for Renewable Energy Development in Scotland, Local Enterprise Company, Audit Scotland, Risk Management Authority, Royal Fine Art Commission for Scotland, Skills Development Scotland. Excerpt: Caledonian MacBrayne (usually shortened to Cal Mac; Caledonian Mac a’ Bhriuthainn in Scottish Gaelic) is the major operator of passenger and vehicle ferries between the mainland of Scotland and 22 of the major islands on Scotland’s west coast. It is publicly owned and controlled by the Scottish Government. The Caledonian MacBrayne headquarters building at. More:

A History of Everyday Life in Twentieth Century Scotland


A History of Everyday Life in Twentieth Century Scotland


$31.84


Over the twentieth century Scots’ lives changed in fast, dramatic and culturally significant ways. By examining their bodies, homes, working lives, rituals, beliefs and consumption, this volume exposes how the very substance of everyday life was composed, tracing both the intimate and the mass changes that the people endured. Using novel perspectives and methods, chapters range across the experiences of work, art and death, the way Scots conceived of themselves and their homes, and the way the ‘old Scotland’ of oppressive community rules broke down from mid-century as the country reinvented its everyday life and culture. This volume brings together leading cultural historians of twentieth-century Scotland to study the apparently mundane activities of people’s lives, traversing the key spaces where daily experience is composed to expose the controversial personal and national politics that ritual and practice can generate.

Awards Established In 2007; Seiyu Awards, Best Translated Book Award, Man Asian Literary Prize, Brian Clough Trophy, Uav Outback Challenge


Awards Established In 2007; Seiyu Awards, Best Translated Book Award, Man Asian Literary Prize, Brian Clough Trophy, Uav Outback Challenge


$14.14


Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher’s book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Seiyu Awards, Best Translated Book Award, Man Asian Literary Prize, Brian Clough Trophy, Uav Outback Challenge, Spike Guys’ Choice Awards, Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, Barbara Jefferis Award, National Movie Awards, Battle of the Blue, Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Kandinsky Prize, Pfa Scotland Manager of the Year, Gopo Awards, International Manga Award, European Drift Championship, Per Brinck Oikos Award, Australia-Asia Literary Award, Essl Social Prize. Excerpt: Asia Pacific Screen Awards The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) is an international cultural initiative of the State Government of Queensland, Australia, through Queensland Events Corporation, to honour and promote the films, actors, directors, and cultures of Asia-Pacific to a global audience and to realise the objectives of UNESCO to promote and preserve the respective cultures through the influential medium of film. Staged for the first time in 2007, APSA collaborates with CNN International, UNESCO and the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF). Films that best reflect their cultural origins and cinematic excellence, the APSA takes the works of filmmakers across more than 70 countries and areas in the Asia-Pacific region to new international audiences. Feature programs produced in association with CNN International are broadcast to a global audience showcasing the works and personalities of Asia-Pacific filmmakers. Nominees of the Awards are inducted into The Academy of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, a growing world-class body of Asia-Pacific filmmakers. Australian screen legend, Jack Thompson AM, is the Patron of The Academy, and Vice Patron is Alicia Mayer Beverley, niece of Louis B Mayer, legendary head of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and founder of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and

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