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Grandville


Grandville


$74.44


The baffling murder of a famed Parisian artist in his locked and guarded studio takes the tenacious Detective Inspector LeBrock of Scotland Yard and his faithful adjunct, Detective Ratzi, into the cutthroat Grandville art scene to track the mysterious assassin. As the body count mounts and events spiral out of control, the investigation points to Toad Hall, where a cabal of industrialists and fat cats plot the overthrow of the French State. by use of steam-driven automaton soldiers* Grandville was nominated for an Eisner Award and a Hugo Award* Also look for Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes and Cherubs from Dark Horse. The universe Talbot creates is visually stunning and intellectually engaging. MadAboutComics.com

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


$9.92


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 Findhorn Garden


The Findhorn Garden


$21.13


Newly updated to showcase color photographs, this spiritual classic presents the history and philosophy of Scotland’s Findhorn Community. Findhorn was founded more than 40 years ago in far northeast Scotland on windswept and barren sand dunes that happened to sprout a miraculous garden. Plants, flowers, trees, and organic vegetables of enormous sizes began to grow in a small plot around the 30-foot caravan trailer inhabited by three adults and three children living on meager unemployment benefits. Guidance by God and absolute faith in the art of manifestation led the occupants to this unlikely locale to create a magnetic center that would draw people from all over the world. Their discovery of how to contact and cooperate with the nature spirits and devas that made the garden possible sparked a phenomenon that continues today, as Findhorn has grown into a thriving village housing hundreds of people from all over the world and an internationally recognized spiritual-learning center.

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 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 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

The New Scottish Cinema


The New Scottish Cinema


$119.51


From a near standing start in the 1970s, the emergence and expansion of an aesthetically and culturally distinctive Scottish cinema proved to be one of the most significant developments within late-twentieth and early twenty-first-century British film culture. Individual Scottish films and filmmakers have attracted notable amounts of critical attention as a result. The New Scottish Cinema, however, is the first book to trace Scottish film culture’s industrial, creative and critical evolution in comprehensive detail across a forty-year period. On the one hand, it invites readers to reconsider the known? films such as Shallow Grave, Ratcatcher, The Magdalene Sisters, Young Adam, Red Road and The Last King of Scotland. On the other, it uncovers the overlooked, from the 1980s comedic filmmakers who followed in the footsteps of Bill Forsyth to the variety of present-day Scottish filmmaking – a body of work that encompasses explorations of multiculturalism, exploitation of the macabre and much else in between. In addition to analysing an eclectic range of films and filmmakers, The New Scottish Cinema also examines the diverse industrial, institutional and cultural contexts which have allowed Scottish film to evolve and grow since the 1970s, and relates these to the images of Scotland which artists have put on screen. In so doing, the book narrates a story of interest to any student of contemporary British film.

This Body of Death


This Body of Death


$43.51


New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth George is back with a spellbinding tale of mystery and murder featuring Scotland Yard Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley. On compassionate leave after the murder of his wife, Thomas Lynley is called back to Scotland Yard when the body of a woman is found stabbed and abandoned in an isolated London cemetery. His former team doesn’t trust the leadership of their new department chief, Isabelle Ardery, whose management style seems to rub everyone the wrong way. In fact, Lynley may be the sole person who can see beneath his superior officer’s hard-as-nails exterior to a hidden?and possibly attractive?vulnerability. While Lynley works in London, his former colleagues Barbara Havers and Winston Nkata follow the murder trail south to the New Forest. There they discover a beautiful and strange place where animals roam free, the long-lost art of thatching is very much alive, and outsiders are not entirely welcome. What they don’t know is that more than one dark secret lurks among the trees, and that their investigation will lead them to an outcome that is both tragic and shocking. A multilayered jigsaw puzzle of a story skillfully structured to keep readers guessing until the very end, This Body of Death is a magnificent achievement from a writer at the peak of her powers.

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.

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