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    Collected Poems Sydney Goodsir Smith
    9780714543376 Paperback POETRY / General On Sale Date: March 05, 2019
    $39.99 CAD 5.09 x 7.8 x 0.63 in | 269 pages Carton Quantity: 1 Canadian Rights: Y Calder Publications
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      The premature death of Sydney Goodsir Smith at the age of fifty-nine, while this volume of his 'Collected Poems' was in production, deprived the world of one of the major personalities in twentieth-century British literature. The poems included in this volume, mostly written in Scots dialect – from 'Skail Wind', first published in 1941, to the moving poems of his maturity and the gentle, philosophical poems of his later years – show us the journey of a man who understood the world only too well.
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      “The fact that Smith's work – so admired by MacDiarmid, MacCaig, Iain Crichton Smith, Kurt Wittig, David Murison and other poets and scholars – has fallen comprehensively from view ... is a matter of dismay” —TLS
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    The Race to Save the Romanovs The Truth Behind the Secret Plans to Rescue the Russian Imperial Family Helen Rappaport
    9781250151223 Paperback HISTORY / Russia & the Former Soviet Union On Sale Date: April 02, 2019 Print Run: 60000
    $21.99 CAD 8.34 x 6.84 x 1.34 in | 496 pages Carton Quantity: 16 Canadian Rights: Y St. Martin's Griffin
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      In this international bestseller investigating the murder of the Russian Imperial Family, Helen Rappaport embarks on a quest to uncover the various plots and plans to save them, why they failed, and who was responsible.

      The murder of the Romanov family in July 1918 horrified the world, and its aftershocks still reverberate today. In Putin's autocratic Russia, the Revolution itself is considered a crime, and its anniversary was largely ignored. In stark contrast, the centenary of the massacre of the Imperial Family was commemorated in 2018 by a huge ceremony attended by the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church.

      While the murders themselves have received major attention, what has never been investigated in detail are the various plots and plans behind the scenes to save the familyon the part of their royal relatives, other governments, and Russian monarchists loyal to the Tsar. Rappaport refutes the claim that the fault lies entirely with King George V, as has been the traditional view for the last century. The responsibility for failing the Romanovs must be equally shared. The question of asylum for the Tsar and his family was an extremely complicated issue that presented enormous political, logistical and geographical challenges at a time when Europe was still at war.

      Like a modern day detective, Helen Rappaport draws on new and never-before-seen sources from archives in the US, Russia, Spain and the UK, creating a powerful account of near misses and close calls with a heartbreaking conclusion. With its up-to-the-minute research,The Race to Save the Romanovs is sure to replace outdated classics as the final word on the fate of the Romanovs.

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      HELEN RAPPAPORTis theNew York Times bestselling author ofThe Romanov Sisters. She studied Russian at Leeds University and is a specialist in Russian and Victorian history. She lives in West Dorset.
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      "Finely researched and elegantly written." —Washington Post

      "With the detail of a historian-detective, Rappaport utilizes historical, uncovered, and recently declassified information to pick apart the myriad of theories and plans to 'save' the doomed Romanovs by getting them out of the country...Shady characters, tense rivalries, and shifting loyalties abound in the narrative."—The Houston Press

      "Excellent...Helen Rappaport, one of today’s leading experts on the last Romanovs, has dug deeply in archives around the world and uncovered a wealth of new information that is certain to makeThe Race to Save the Romanovs the definitive work on the subject." —Douglas Smith, award-winning historian and author ofRasputin: Faith, Power, and the Twilight of the Romanovs

      "Timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the grim executions, this gripping chronicle will find a ready and eager audience."—Booklist

      "[A] frank and brilliant study of the various efforts to save the Romanovs...Rappaport handles the controversy with admirable rigour, cutting through the mythology and backside covering that followed the Romanovs’ murder."—The Spectator (UK)

      “Rappaport, a historian, turns the question of why European relatives and Allied governments failed to save Czar Nicholas and family into a thriller, full of juicy tidbits for Romanov completists.” —Newsweek

      "An intriguing work of investigative writing."—New York Journal of Books

      "Royal and aristocratic houses all over Europe were linked to the Romanovs...But could they ever have saved their Russian cousins?...skillfully [told]."—The Economist

      “Devastating, complex, and fast-moving…This is a well-researched account of a colorful, suspenseful, and tragic series of events.” —Publishers Weekly

      “What I always love about Helen Rappaport’s books is that they appeal to the heart as well as the head. She’s a writer of great compassion.”—Lucy Worsley, bestselling author and historian

      "A groundbreaking book...as the centenary of their deaths by firing squad at Ekaterinburg approaches...there remain fresh angles and, crucially, unused evidence pertaining to the Romanovs."—The Daily Telegraph(UK)

      "Highly entertaining...Rappaport introduces us to a colourful array of con men, charlatans and fantasists involved in ideas to free the Romanovs...She is a vivid storyteller."Times(UK)

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    Series: Shades of Magic
    A Gathering of Shadows Collector's Edition A Novel V. E. Schwab
    9781250222060 Hardcover FICTION / Fantasy On Sale Date: March 12, 2019 Print Run: 25000
    $33.99 CAD 5.67 x 8.59 x 1.79 in | 544 pages Carton Quantity: 16 Canadian Rights: Y Tor Books
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      "Addictive and immersive,A Gathering of Shadowscements this series as a must-read." —Entertainment Weekly, grade A

      Continue V. E. Schwab'sNew York Times bestselling Shades of Magic series withA Gathering of Shadows, now in a signed beautiful collector's edition with exclusive features. Open a door to the epic fantasy trilogy that took the world by storm--a classic in the making. With a revamped cover and reading ribbon, this edition will also feature the following bonus material:

      *End papers featuring stunning fan art
      *An updated glossary of Arnesian and Antari terms
      *Original (never before seen!) short story from within the Shades of Magic world

      It has been four months since the mysterious stone fell into Kell's possession. Four months since he crossed paths with Delilah Bard. Now, while his own city is caught up in the pageantry and thrills of a cross-empire magical competition, a once-lost London is returning to life. But the balance of magic is ever perilous, and for one city to flourish, another London must die.

      Shades of Magic series
      1.A Darker Shade of Magic
      2.A Gathering of Shadows
      3. A Conjuring of Light

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      VICTORIA “V.E.” SCHWAB is the #1New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen books, including the acclaimed Shades of Magic series,This Savage Song,Our Dark Duet andVicious. Her work has received critical acclaim, been featured in theNew York Times,Entertainment Weekly,Washington Post and more, translated into more than a dozen languages, and has been optioned for television and film. When she’s not haunting Paris streets or trudging up English hillsides, she splits her time between Nashville, TN and Edinburgh, Scotland and is usually tucked in the corner of a coffee shop, dreaming up monsters.
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      Entertainment Weekly's 27 Female Authors Who Rule Sci-Fi and Fantasy Right Now
      RT Book Reviews' Choice 2016 Best Fantasy Novel
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      "A Darker Shade of Magichas all the hallmarks of a classic work of fantasy. Schwab has given us a gem of a tale...This is a book to treasure."—Deborah Harkeness,New York Timesbestselling author of the All Souls trilogy

      "Rich details illuminate every dimension of an extravagant city flooded with magic, and intriguing personalities evolve into complex characters...between [the characters those] the vivid setting, and the climactic cliffhanger, Schwab already has us anticipating the rest of the series." —Entertainment Weekly,Grade A,on A Gathering of Shadows

      "Compulsively readable…her characters make the book. Just as Kell has layers, Lila is a satisfyingly rich invention…the stakes feel higher because Schwab takes the time to make a world worth getting lost in.Darker Shade Of Magicresolves its plot thoroughly, but still feels like it could be the seed of a lengthy series. With so many worlds on the map, there's plenty left to discover." —NPRon A Darker Shade of Magic

      "Schwab is a fantastic writer, and this book moves along quickly: it’s an easy world to immerse oneself in, and the four Londons that we get to visit are a treat to behold: they’re vibrant, interesting and detailed. The worldbuilding here is spectacular, and it’s worth picking up the book for this alone. (Well, and the fantastic cover.)The series is set to be adapted into a television series, and both books will be perfect for that." —io9on A Gathering of Shadows

      "This is how fantasy should be done.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review, on A Gathering of Shadows

      "Full of magic, intrigue, adventure, deception, a bit of piracy...this will engage both adult and young adult fantasy readers alike.” —Bookliston A Gathering of Shadows

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    Around the World in 80 Trains A 45,000-Mile Adventure Monisha Rajesh
    9781408869758 Hardcover TRAVEL / Asia On Sale Date: March 26, 2019 Print Run: 20000
    $37.00 CAD 14.17 x 9.34 x 1.26 in | 336 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Bloomsbury Publishing
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      'Monisha Rajesh has chosen one of the best ways of seeing the world. Never too fast, never too slow, her journey does what trains do best. Getting to the heart of things. Prepare for a very fine ride' Michael Palin


      When Monisha Rajesh announced plans to circumnavigate the globe in eighty train journeys, she was met with wide-eyed disbelief. But it wasn't long before she was carefully plotting a route that would cover 45,000 miles – almost twice the circumference of the earth – coasting along the world's most remarkable railways; from the cloud-skimming heights of Tibet's Qinghai railway to silk-sheeted splendour on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

      Packing up her rucksack Рand her fianc̩, Jem РMonisha embarks on an unforgettable adventure that will take her from London's St Pancras station to the vast expanses of Russia and Mongolia, North Korea, Canada, Kazakhstan, and beyond. The ensuing journey is one of constant movement and mayhem, as the pair strike up friendships and swap stories with the hilarious, irksome and ultimately endearing travellers they meet on board, all while taking in some of the earth's most breathtaking views.

      From the author ofAround India in 80 Trains comes another witty and irreverent look at the world and a celebration of the glory of train travel. Rajesh offers a wonderfully vivid account of life, history and culture in a book that will make you laugh out loud – and reflect on what it means to be a global citizen – as you whirl around the world in its pages.

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      Monisha Rajesh is a British journalist whose writing has appeared inTime magazine, the New York Times, theGuardian, and theSunday Telegraph, in which she wrote a column about her journey around the world. Her first book, Around India in 80 Trains(2012), was named one of theIndependent's best books on India. She lives in London with her husband and daughter.

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      “What makes the book is [Rajesh's]wit, astute observations and willingness to try everything ... She arrived at St Pancras, on time, tired and triumphant. Herriveting accountof the odyssey leaves us feeling the same” —The Times

      "Here, she boards the Eurostar from London’s St Pancras station to travel 45,000 miles on trains through Russia, China, Japan, Canada, the U.S., North Korea, and beyond." -National Geographic, "12 Travel Books You Won't Be Able to Put Down"

      Delightful...memorable... Rajesh is not only blessed withan elegant style, but iswittyand ever ready for a bit of self-deprecation” —Spectator

      “As Monisha Rajeshtriumphantlydemonstrates inAround the World in 80 Trains, there's life yet in both the trip and the telling” —Daily Telegraph

      “Monisha Rajesh has chosen one of the best ways of seeing the world. Never too fast, never too slow, her journey does what trains do best. Getting to the heart of things.Prepare for a very fine ride” —Michael Palin

      “Rajesh [is] a rarerising star of the genre … She has a simple and easy style, she sees everything and listens to everyone, she's funny when she wants to be and serious when she needs to be, and she keeps the whole thing barrelling along like a wonderful dinner party conversation” —Marcus Berkmann, Daily Mail

      “A relentlessly curious and wonderfully descriptive writer … [Rajesh] offers us a never-ending series of Theroux-esque, quirky anecdotes … Remarkably engaging … If you fancy learning about global travel in the relative slow lane, try boarding this carriage and staring out the window – here you can view the world through Rajesh's eyes, as she takes us on a lazy, time-bending meander in search of authenticity and humanity” —Geographical

      “An epic journey … When I say that I felt almost physically tired at the end of this book, I mean it as a compliment, a testament to its vivid evocations” —Country Life

      A triumph: a rollicking account, full of memorable encounters and laced with wit … Rajesh is an elegant stylist with a winning line in self-depreciation; hers is adelightfulbook” —The Week

      This is travel-writing entirely at home in the 21st century, penned by a travel writer entirely comfortable in her own skin, and unashamedly enthused by the thrill of setting out to meet new people and to see new places” —Asian Review of Books

      “Awonderfully wry and witty debut. Crackles and sparks with life like an exploding box of Diwali fireworks” —Praise for Around India in 80 Trains, William Dalrymple

      Rajesh's quick-fire writing is unflinchingly frank, with details packed in as tightly as passengers on Mumbai's commuter trains.A lively read” —Praise for Around India in 80 Trains, Lonely Planet Magazine

      “A great big lovely shambling train ride of a book, offering wonderful views, hilarious interludes, all sorts of dodgy characters and some very peculiar smells, all for the one ticket” —Praise for Around India in 80 Trains, Giles Coren, The Times

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    Empire of the Seas How the navy forged the modern world Brian Lavery
    9781472835604 Paperback HISTORY / Military On Sale Date: June 04, 2019
    $27.00 CAD 5.17 x 7.86 x 1.03 in | 336 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Osprey Publishing
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      The year 1588 marked a turning point in our national story. Victory over the Spanish Armada transformed us into a seafaring nation and it sparked a myth that one day would become a reality – that the nation's new destiny, the source of her future wealth and power lay out on the oceans. This book tells the story of how the navy expanded from a tiny force to become the most complex industrial enterprise on earth; how the need to organise it laid the foundations of our civil service and our economy; and how it transformed our culture, our sense of national identity and our democracy.

      Brian Lavery's narrative explores the navy's rise over four centuries; a key factor in propelling Britain to its status as the most powerful nation on earth, and assesses the turning point of Jutland and the First World War. He creates a compelling read that is every bit as engaging as the TV series itself.

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      Brian Lavery is one of Britain's leading naval historians and a prolific author. A Curator Emeritus at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, and a renowned expert on the sailing navy and the Royal Navy, in 2007 he won the prestigious Desmond Wettern Maritime Media Award. His naval writing was further honoured in 2008 with the Society of Nautical Research's Anderson Medal. His recent titles includeShip (2006),Royal Tars(2010),Conquest of the Ocean (2013),In Which They Served (2008), andChurchill's Navy (2006).
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    Retail Therapy Why the Retail Industry is Broken - and What Can Be Done to Fix It Mark Pilkington
    9781472965103 Hardcover BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries On Sale Date: January 22, 2019 Print Run: 20000
    $37.00 CAD 6.76 x 9.26 x 1.24 in | 336 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y Bloomsbury Business
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      An insightful review of the collapse of the traditional retail sector in the West, and a roadmap for its potential recovery.

      Almost weekly, the news is full of stories about disappearing retail chains--some of which have been around for decades. From Toys'R'Us, Aeropostale and A&P, recognized names are vanishing overnight--with the loss of hundreds of stores and thousands of jobs. As such large organizations disappear, so the malls, shopping centers, high streets and main streets become emptier and less appealing to visit.

      Mark Pilkington argues that, while the decline in manufacturing receives more news attention, the retail sector is more important in terms of job numbers: in the US, it employs around 30 million people; in the UK, around 10 million (not just in selling, but in property, manufacturing, logistics and distribution as well). And as such, anything that jeopardises the retail sector will have a deep and lasting impact on millions of lives, as well as on public policy.

      While many people will point a finger at the "Amazon effect," this is an oversimplification. Deeper forces are at work that are changing people's relationships with brands, the balance of power between producers and consumers, and the whole nature of the supply chain that has existed since the industrial revolution.

      Retail Therapyoffers a comprehensive analysis of these forces and their impact on the world of retailing. More importantly, it presents a cogent analysis of the longer term trends that are shaping retailing, and outlines a clear road map for sustainable success in the future.

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      Mark Pilkington is an experienced retail chief executive and strategy consultant, based in the UK. After graduating from INSEAD, he joined Courtaulds, later becoming CEO of Gossard where he was responsible for initiating the huge global success of Wonderbra. He then founded Splendour.com - the world's first direct-to-consumer ecommerce brand, with the backing of Marks & Spencer.
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      “This is the book that many people will have been waiting for – an explanation of what is happening to retailing, and what can be done about it. For entrepreneurs, policy makers and everyone who has a strong interest in where and how they buy things, it will be fascinating reading.” —Former UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

      “If you want to understand just how serious the crisis facing retail really is, look no further than Retail Therapy. For those who really care about the future of retail, this book is compulsory reading. Mark tells it how it is and doesn't pull any punches; a must-read.” —Founder & CEO of Retail Reflections; Forbes Contributor; Founder of the Retail Advisory Board

      “The most current, most thorough review of retailing I have read in a long time . . . a must-read for every retailer or wannabe retailer out there, whether a millennial or baby boomer. Read it now – you won't regret even a minute of this juicy story.” —President & CEO, Platinum Coast Retail Consulting; Former Vice President of Merchandising, Macy's/Federated

      Retail Therapy is crammed with telling insights, and Mark Pilkington provides a to-do list that every investor, retailer, employee, supplier and customer should read, learn and inwardly digest.” —Emeritus Professor of International Political Economy, Insead

      “An experienced retail operator and a very clear thinker, Mark Pilkington has described where retail is today and why and how it should adapt to rapid change.” —Executive Chairman Amery Capital; Chairman Brightpearl; Former Director of Marks & Spencer PLC

      “A well-written book, which offers a factual and insightful account of the retail landscape as it stands today, and importantly brings to life realistic and actionable solutions for tomorrow. A great read . . . I am convinced it is a winner!” —Principal, White Space Marketing; Former President of Vanity Fair Brands and Playtex Apparel

      “This book is a fascinating and timely approach. It is clear that the traditional high street is suffering, and some aspects of government policy are making things worse.” —Leader of the UK's Liberal Democrat Party

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    Strangers in a Strange Land Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World Charles J. Chaput
    9781250159625 Paperback RELIGION / Christianity On Sale Date: March 19, 2019 Print Run: 25000
    $24.99 CAD 5.38 x 8.25 x 0.81 in | 288 pages Carton Quantity: 28 Canadian Rights: Y St. Martin's Griffin
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      Charles J. Chaput'sStrangers in a Strange Land is a vivid critique of American life today, but also an empowering guide to how Christians—and particularly Catholics--can live their faith vigorously, with confidence and hope, in a post-Christian public square

      From the author ofLiving the Catholic Faith andRender Unto Caesar comes a fresh, urgent, and ultimately hopeful treatise on the state of Catholic life and Christian community in the United States.

      America today is differentin kind, not just in degree, from the past. And this new reality is unlikely to be reversed. The reasons include, but aren't limited to, the decline of a sustaining sense of family and community, the impact of new technologies and economic changes that widen the gulf between rich and poor, diminished religious belief among young people, significant demographic shifts, profound new patterns in sexual behavior and identity, the growth of federal power and its disregard for religious rights, and the growing isolation and elitism of our leadership classes.

      But the author gives more than a penetrating diagnosis of the nation’s problems. Archbishop Chaput offers a compelling reflection on the person of Jesus Christ, the nature of the Church, the urgency of radical faith, and the redemptive power of beauty – all in the spirit of Psalm 8 and the enduring words of Irenaeus: “The glory of God is man fully alive."

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      Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., was named archbishop of Philadelphia in 2011 by Pope Benedict XVI. As a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, he was the second Native American to be ordained a bishop in the United States and is the first Native American archbishop. Chaput is the author of two books—Living the Catholic Faith: Rediscovering the Basics andRender Unto Caesar: Serving the Nation by Living Our Catholic Beliefs in Political Life—as well as numerous articles and public talks.
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      "[E]rudite and eloquent...his book should be read by serious-minded people of whatever religious, partisan, or intellectual inclination."—The Wall Street Journal

      "Strangers in a Strange Land is a thought-provoking depiction of a complex contemporary scene. As he fills in his canvas, the author cites a wide variety of sources: magisterial documents and Church Fathers (especially Augustine), historical figures, contemporary ethicists and social scientists, and even poets. Yet throughout the book Chaput is much more than a cultural commentator; he is a pastor instructing souls."—Catholic World Report

      "Readers of faith will find much to contemplate in Chaput’s well-argued examples of the state of Christian influence on American culture."—Publishers Weekly

      "[E]ssential reading for all small-o orthodox Christians, not only Catholics."—The American Conservative

      "Many people have recently worked this same ground, but none more astutely and with such breadth of cultural reference. Chaput brings together some of the very best secular as well as religious thinking about our situation...the Archbishop of Philadelphia has plenty to say. Read him."
      —TheCatholicThing.com

      "[A]n invigorating new book"Breitbart.com

      "Chaput is an erudite writer, and his work includes a wide array of quotations and allusions. His observations on Western culture are keen, and while secular-minded readers will find plenty to argue with, his writing will appeal to a wide Christian audience. An optimistic account of the church's future in the midst of a secular age."—Kirkus Reviews

      "Well documented, with citations to a wide variety of sources in such areas as literature, philosophy, theology and politics, this book will appeal to traditionally oriented Catholics."—Library Journal

      “Archbishop Chaput is…an engaged thinker and writer, with agift for bringing his learning lightly to the page so that important and complicated topics are made clear and accessible.” —FirstThings.com

      “Archbishop Charles J. Chaput assesses with his typical clarity the bewildering situation for committed American Catholics…what makes Archbishop Chaput’s book unique is his approach as a pastor and teacher of the Faith.” —CatholicPhilly.com

      “This is an important book about the most important questions – who are we as Christians, and how do we live and love, work and create? How do we raise our families, educate our children and carry out our Christian mission? How do we serve God in this 'strange land' that now, too often, sees the Church, her teachings and her institutions as an enemy? A must-read for Catholics and anyone concerned for America's future." —Most Reverend José H. Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles

      “At a time when many American Christians feel like 'strangers in a strange land,' one of the country's most courageous and respected prelates has given us much needed words of wisdom for the challenges ahead. This forward-looking guidebook should be on every Catholic's bookshelf." —Mary Ann Glendon, Former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See and Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard University

      “Clear-eyed, courageous, unsentimental and driven by real hope, this prophetic book is not only for Catholics, but for all believers who wonder how we're going to get through the unprecedented challenges ahead." —Rod Dreher, author ofThe Benedict OptionandHow Dante Can Save Your Life

      “Archbishop Charles Chaput is the intellectual successor to Francis Cardinal George within the college of American bishops, and his latest book—smart, incisive, crisply-written, witty, and inspiring—shows why. Chaput trenchantly explores what the Church must be and how it must behave within the context of a post-Christian culture. Drawing on figures as diverse as Tocqueville, Newman, Benedict XVI, MacIntyre, and the ancient author of theLetter to Diognetus, he argues, not that the Church should withdraw from the world, but that it should function as light and leaven within the world. I would warmly recommend this text to anyone interested in the play between faith and culture." —Most Reverend Robert Barron, author ofCatholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith

      “Pivotal and insightful, unsettling but hopeful, this book captures many of the challenges of following Jesus Christ at a time when his way, truth and life are obscured or deemed unattractive by modern forces. Like a physician who understands not only the pandemic but its cure, Chaput offers concrete ways Christians can heal and be healed by loving Christ and being a witness of his love in a troubled world." —Carl A. Anderson,Supreme Knight, Knights of Columbus and author ofA Civilization of Love

      “In a shrewd look at postmodern confusions and obsessions, Chaput presents his readers with the challenge of living in harmony with the whole symphony of the Gospel's consequences. Echoing Paul's call to put on the whole armor of God and Augustine's description of the ordering of loves befitting the City of God, this book is a beckoning to paths of righteousness by a shepherd who clearly loves those in his care." —Ken Myers,producer and host,Mars Hill Audio Journal

      “[A] bracing reflection on what the future holds for Christians living in a modern world increasingly cold to their beliefs. Studded with observations from some of the most provocative thinkers of the past century,Strangers in a Strange Land explores the complex trajectory of American political and social thought. With 'going along to get along' no longer an option, Chaput challenges us to ask ourselves: Do we really believe in God or not? Are we really on fire with a love for Jesus Christ or not? For the author, living the truth with hope and joy is our one sure path forward." —Greg Erlandson, Editor in Chief ofCatholic News Service

      "Every believer in a position of authority over other citizens needs to readStrangers in a Strange Land, but so too does every Christian who is wondering what is happening and, crucially, how they ought to live in this new world . . . This is the real deal, the book you need for 2017 and far beyond. There are many reasons why Archbishop Chaput is beloved by Catholics of all political positions and stations and why his intellectual leadership has been tasked again by both Popes Benedict and Francis, and this book underscores why. Read it. Buy it for your friends. Urge it on your small groups. It is the book for this moment in America." —Hugh Hewitt, author, professor of law, and radio host

      "For those looking for guidance on how to quit whining and to live in the next America, Archbishop Chaput nails it."—Alan E. Sears,President and General Counselfor theAlliance Defending Freedom

      “Archbishop Chaput’s compelling book makes clear that the struggle for Church freedom is not just about our legal rights, but is ‘a much greater effort to defend the truth of the human being, and to speak the truth about what our present sexual and social revolution portends.’ He offers both a clear diagnosis of our country’s challenges and a powerful inspiration for Catholics to follow the path to the City of God." —William Mumma, President of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty

      “What do we do now? We're blessed to have Archbishop Chaput's answer in this timely and essential book." —Gerard V. Bradley,Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame

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    9781912217847 Paperback ART / General On Sale Date: December 04, 2018
    $37.00 CAD 8.24 x 8.18 x 0.34 in | 144 pages Carton Quantity: 34 Canadian Rights: Y Herbert Press
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      Sketchbooks are an essential part of the creative process for artists of all disciplines, ranging from textiles and jewellery to interior design, printmaking and ceramics. The sketchbook is a complete record of the creative process which, it can even be argued, is more important that the finished object at the end of this process. This book is a vital resource for artists of all levels including students, makers and collectors, as it not only gives practical advice about building your own sketchbooks but also provides examples of different artists' working methods. Extraordinary Sketchbooks takes the reader through different themes and functions for sketchbooks, including drawing to collect visual research, course work, developing concepts and suggestions for making simple and quick visuals into exciting images. An inspiring gallery of examples from a range of artists including recent graduates, practising artists and lecturers and working professionals form a variety of art and design industries. A fantastic resource for artists everywhere.
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      Jane Stobart is a well-known printmaker. She teaches at West Dean College in Chichester and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of
      Painter-Printmakers. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is held in public and private collections in Germany, USA and UK. Drawing and sketchbook research are integral to her work as a practicing artist. Jane is the author of two successful titles Printmaking for Beginners and Drawing Matters.

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    Series: British Wildlife Collection
    Meadows George Peterken
    9781472960344 Hardcover NATURE / Ecosystems & Habitats On Sale Date: February 12, 2019
    $54.00 CAD 6.86 x 9.68 x 1.25 in | 432 pages Carton Quantity: 10 Canadian Rights: Y Bloomsbury Wildlife
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      Meadows, the second volume of a major new series of books on British natural history, provides one of the most wide-ranging and eloquent treatments of this most quintessential British habitat. Yet the flower-rich hay meadows that have inspired writers and artists for hundreds of years have almost disappeared from our countryside. In this exceptional work, George Peterken, a respected ecologist, brings together years of research and discovery from his travels across Britain and Europe, as well as anunderstanding borne out of caring for his own meadows, to produce a book that will put this often misunderstood habitat back in the public's eye. Filled with beautiful images of meadows and their denizens, this is a book everyone with an interest in this iconic habitat will want to own.
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      George Peterken is a woodland ecologist. First at the Nature Conservancy and then as part of the Chief Scientist's team in the Nature Conservancy Council, he led the development of national surveys of woodland and their management for nature conservation. Author of Woodland Conservation and Management and Natural Woodlands, he moved to the Lower Wye Valley some twenty years ago and subsequently wroteWye Valley(New Naturalist). There, he found himself the owner of eight tiny meadows, founded the Parish Grassland Project and has helped other community grassland conservation initiatives.
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      “...an exceptional book,Meadows ... is a proper, scientific treatise by one of Britain's leading ecologists, but it is so well written and so spectacularly-illustrated ... that it is accessible to the general reader.” —The Independent
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    Series: British Wildlife Collection
    Rivers A natural and not-so-natural history Paul Raven, Nigel Holmes
    9781472960351 Hardcover NATURE / Ecosystems & Habitats On Sale Date: January 08, 2019
    $60.00 CAD 1.11 x 1.11 x 0 in | 432 pages Carton Quantity: 6 Canadian Rights: Y Bloomsbury Wildlife
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      Throughout British history rivers have been of profound economic, social and cultural importance--yet as we see with increasing frequency they have the potential to wreak great destruction. This book describes the natural and not-so-natural changes that have affected British rivers since the last ice age and looks at the many plants and animals that live along, above and within them. Detailed case studies of the Meon, Dee and Endrick illustrate the incredibly varied nature of our riverecosystems, and the natural and human factors that make each one different. Written by two widely respected river ecologists, the book looks not only at rivers as they were and are but also at how they can be managed and cared for. Full of interesting facts and stunning images,Rivers is essential reading for anyone professionally involved in rivers and for the naturalist, conservationist and layman alike. It is the one book you need to understand this singularly important and often contentious feature of the British landscape.
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      Having undertaken PhD studies on the River Tweed and practical research on river transfers at Durham University,Nigel Holmes was from 1978 the Nature Conservancy Council's river specialist. He developed several survey and assessment methods that are used nationally and internationally, and formed the River Restoration Centre in 1992.

      Paul Raven has been a conservation professional since undertaking detailed studies of the River Roding in Essex for his PhD. He was the first national conservation officer for the National Rivers Authority, was head of ecology for the Environment Agency, and continues his work in conservation and freshwaters in particular.

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      “The prose flows easily, poetically in places, with clarity in the technical passages, and all punctuated by copious beautiful colour photos....it really should be on the shelves of everyone who loves our rivers.” —BES Bulletin

      “If you have any interest in current natural history or conservation, this beautifully illustrated volume is a must.” —BBC Wildlife

      “This is the third volume in a new series which I would urge readers to get as this could be the start of the most important series of wildlife books to come out for many years ... this is as good an account as I can remember reading on this vexed subject.” —Highland News

      “Infinitely both readable and comprehensive. The style is light and accessible but the coverage is wide ...the description here of the hydrology of rivers and its relation to the underlying geology is the best that I have ever read...The description of the plants and animals associated with rivers is readable, comprehensive and excellent.” —Freshwater Reviews

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