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- Paperback - Mainstream Publishing
The only Westerner ever to escape from Thailand's notorious Bangkok Hilton, drug smuggler David McMillan tells his story from the beginning in 'The Edge', the gripping prequel to the international bestseller 'Escape'. A millionaire by 21, McMillan smuggles two tonnes of marijuana from northern Thailand by Learjet, befriends drug-dealing pimps in fishbowl brothels in Bangkok, rigs cockfights in Manila with a disgraced British peer, and transports liquid heroin in a glass statue. But success comes at a heavy cost. While this true survivor serves prison time in half a dozen countries on four continents, the true price of his exploits is paid by everyone he holds dear.
Empire Of Sand: How Britain Made The Middle East
- Paperback - Birlinn
With reference to a huge amount of primary and secondary sources, Walter Reid explores Britain's role in the creation of the modern Middle East and the rise of Zionism, from the early years of the 20th century to 1948, when Britain handed over Palestine to UN control.
- Paperback - Handspring
This comprehensive, fully referenced text aims to provide a foundation statement on energetic kinesiology in order to bring greater coherence to both its theory and practice.
Elizabeth Bishop: Lines Of Connection
- Hardback - Edinburgh University Press
Linda Anderson explores the poetry of 20th-century US author Elizabeth Bishop, from her early days at Vassar College to her last great poems in 'Geography III' and the later uncollected poems.
English Historical Pragmatics
- Hardback - Edinburgh University Press
Providing an ideal introduction to historical pragmatics, this guide gives students a solid grounding in historical pragmatics and teaches the methodology needed to analyse language in social, cultural and historical contexts.
European Union Law Basics
- Paperback - W. Green
This title provides an introduction to the law of the European Union.
The Excalibur Codex
- Paperback - Corgi Books
For countless generations the sword had been kept hidden, ready for a time of need. But not hidden well enough, because on one warm July night in 1937 it vanished - its disappearance swallowed up in the storm clouds of war that would soon engulf the world. 1941 - twelve SS generals gather at a castle in East Prussia to re-enact an ancient rite and call on the spirits of Europe's mightiest warriors to aid them in the coming battle in the East. At the heart of the ritual is a pentagram formed by five swords. One of them is Excalibur, the mythical weapon pulled from a stone by King Arthur. 2010 - Art recovery expert Jamie Saintclair laughs when he reads the codex to a German war veteran's will, the strange ritual it describes and the mention of a sword named Excalibur.
An Enlightened Duke The Life Of Archibald Campbell (1682-1761), Earl Of Ilay, 3rd Duke Of Argyll
- Paperback - Humming Earth
Archibald Campbell, 3rd Duke of Argyll and 1st Earl of Ilay, lived a long and very active life as a soldier, lawyer, politician, patron and businessman. History remembers him on the one-hand as courageous, good-natured, learned and accomplished - and, on the other, as 'a man of little truth, little honour, little principle'. His sustantial political career, driven by gaining and increasing his power and that of his friends, is poorly documented, since manuy of his private papers have vanished. The author's interest in Argyll as a key figure in the Scottish Enlightenment - which became a 30-year-long quest to piece together the fragmentary evidence of his complex life into a coherent story of contradictions within his personal, intellectual and business activities - has given us the first major study of a fascinating man, shown as having changed the nature of Scottish culture.
- Paperback - BBC Books
It starts with a series of unexplained events. Earth tremors across the globe. People being driven out of their mind. The world needs Torchwood. Captain Jack has tracked down the problem to its source, a village in Peru, where he uncovers alien involvement.
- Paperback - Phaidon Press
Rigorously selected, the guides in this series include the ultimate places to visit and discover the best of design, art and architecture, to sleep, eat, drink, shop, exercise and relax. They are ideal for the weekend tourist, the business traveller, or even those enjoying an extended stay.