New Arrivals

The New York Times Bestselling Series :

Fade Out
by Rachel Caine
ISBN: 9780749007492
Price: SGD 14.00 (w/o GST) | Jan 2010
Fiction - Paperback
Allison & Busby

Claire can actually concentrate on her studies again, and Eve joins the local theatre company. Yet when one of Eve’s castmates goes missing during work on a documentary, Eve suspects the worst. But Claire and Eve soon realise that this film project is a whole lot bigger – and way more dangerous – than anyone suspected.

Carpe Corpus
by Rachel Caine
ISBN: 9780749007775
Price: SGD 14.00 (w/o GST) | Oct 2009
Fiction - Paperback
Allison & Busby

In the small college town of Morganville, vampires and humans lived in (relative) peace - until all the rules got rewritten when the evil vampire Bishop arrived, looking for the lost book of vampire secrets. He's kept a death grip on the town ever since. Now an underground resistance is brewing, and in order to contain it, Bishop must go to even greater lengths.

Lord of Misrule
by Rachel Caine
ISBN: 9780749007577
Price: SGD 14.00 (w/o GST) | July 2009
Fiction - Paperback
Allison & Busby

In the college town of Morganville, vampires and humans coexist in (relatively) bloodless harmony. Then along comes Bishop, the master vampire who threatens to abolish all order, revive the forces of the evil dead, and let chaos rule. But Bishop isn’t the only threat.

Feast of Fools
by Rachel Caine
ISBN: 9780749079796
Price: SGD 14.00 (w/o GST) | Feb 2009
Fiction - Paperback
Allison & Busby

In the town of Morganville, vampires and humans live in relative peace. But Claire Danvers has never felt too relaxed about it - especially with the arrival of Mr. Bishop, an ancient, old-school vampire who cares nothing about harmony. What he wants from the town’s living and its dead is unthinkably sinister. It’s only at a formal ball, attended by vampires and their human dates, that Claire realizes the elaborately evil trap he’s set for Morganville.

Midnight Alley
by Rachel Caine
ISBN: 9780749079222
Price: SGD 14.00 (w/o GST) | Sep 2008
Fiction - Paperback
Allison & Busby

Claire Danvers's college town may be run by vampires but a truce between the living and the dead made things relatively safe. For a while. Now people are turning up dead, a psycho is stalking her, and an ancient bloodsucker has proposed private mentoring. To what end, Claire will find out. And it's giving night school a whole new meaning...

The Dead Girls’ Dance
by Rachel Caine
ISBN: 9780749079864
Price: SGD 14.00 (w/o GST) | July 2008
Fiction - Paperback
Allison & Busby

Claire has her share of challenges. Like being a genius in a school that favours beauty over brains; homicidal girls in her dorm, and finding out that her college town is overrun with the living dead. On the up side, she has a new boyfriend with a vampire-hunting dad. But when a local fraternity throws the Dead Girls` Dance, hell is really going to break loose.

Glass Houses
by Rachel Caine
ISBN: 9780749079512
Price: SGD 14.00 (w/o GST) | May 2008
Fiction - Paperback
Allison & Busby

When Claire heads off-campus, the imposing old house where she finds a room may not be much better. Her new roommates don`t show many signs of life, but they come out fighting when the town`s deepest secrets come crawling out, hungry for fresh blood.

The Next 100 Years
by George Friedman
ISBN: 9780749007430
Price: SGD 28.00 (w/o GST) | Jan 2010
Non-Fiction - B Paperback
Allison & Busby

In his long-awaited and provocative new book, George Friedman turns his eye on the future - offering a lucid, highly readable forecast of the changes we can expect around the world during the twenty-first century. He explains where and why future wars will erupt (and how they will be fought), which nations will gain and lose economic and political power, and how new technologies and cultural trends will alter the way we live in the new century.

Stop Me
by Richard Jay Parker
ISBN: 9780749007133
Price: SGD 22.00 (w/o GST) | Jan 2010
Fiction - B Paperback
Allison & Busby

Leo Sharpe’s life is shattered when his wife Laura suddenly disappears. His desperate need to find her turns to obsession when he becomes convinced she’s the latest victim of The Vacation Killer who has claimed eleven lives already – is Laura going to be the twelfth? The MO is the same every time – a woman disappears and within hours inboxes around the world receive a threatening email. A few days later, grim evidence of the victim’s death is delivered to the police. But in Laura’s case, nothing is sent. Has the killer spared her life? Why? And for how long? For Leo, the clock is ticking…he needs to do everything in his power to stop the killer before it’s too late.

Smile Or Die
by Barbara Ehrenreich
ISBN: 9781847081353
Price: SGD 28.00 (w/o GST) | Jan 2010
Non-Fiction - C Paperback
Granta Books

This brilliant new book from the author of Nickel and Dimed and Bait and Switch explores the tyranny of positive thinking, and offers a history of how it came to be the dominant mode in the USA. Ehrenreich conceived of the book when she became ill with breast cancer, and found herself surrounded by pink ribbons and bunny rabbits and platitudes. She balked at the way her anger and sadness about having the disease were seen as unhealthy and dangerous by health professionals and other sufferers. In her droll and incisive analysis of the cult of cheerfulness, Ehrenreich also ranges across contemporary religion, business and the economy, arguing, for example, that undue optimism and a fear of giving bad news sowed the seeds for the current banking crisis. She argues passionately that the insistence on being cheerful actually leads to a lonely focus inwards, a blaming of oneself for any misfortunes, and thus to political apathy. Rigorous, insightful and bracing as always, and also incredibly funny, "Happy Face" uncovers the dark side of the 'have a nice day' nation.

The Sixty Minute Family
by Rob Parsons
ISBN: 9780745953830
Price: SGD 18.00 (w/o GST) | Feb 2010
Family/Lifestyle - Paperback
Lion Hudson

This latest book in Rob Parsons' best-selling "Sixty-Minute" series offers 10 life lessons for a strong family life, drawn from Rob's own experience and from his encounters with people around the world. Combining practical wisdom and accessible advice with a wide range of case studies - and an engaging style - the book addresses 10 key areas, including making time for each other, taking time to talk, encouragement, parenting styles, handling conflict, the magic of traditions, appreciating the extended family and seizing the moment.

Right of Thirst
by Frank Huyler
ISBN: 9781851687343
Price: SGD 26.00 (w/o GST) | Feb 2010
Fiction - C Paperback
Oneworld Publications

Reeling from his wife’s slow, painful death, cardiologist Charles Anderson volunteers to work as the doctor in a refugee camp, in the aftermath of an earthquake in a poverty-stricken Islamic country. But when the refugees never arrive and tensions rise to dangerous proportions as bombs fall, he finds that even his altruistic intentions don't follow their planned course. A vivid and compassionate account of the limits of benevolence, Right of Thirst offers a subtle exploration of the clash between East and West, rich and poor, and the profound conflicts that divide the world, as well as the fundamental human qualities that unite us.

The Mammoth Book of Irish Romance
edited by Trisha Telep
ISBN: 9781849011129
Price: SGD 22.00 (w/o GST) | Jan 2010
Fiction - B Paperback
Constable & Robinson

What happens when an Irish god finds himself smitten by a beautiful mortal woman? When the Celtic gods dream of romance trouble abounds! Visit an Irish king tempted by the poetry of a sensuous wraith who blends the mythological and the historical so seamlessly he finds himself transported to a myth-laden Ireland of beasts and warriors—and entirely at her mercy.

Granta 109
edited by John Freeman
ISBN: 9781905881130
Price: SGD 33.00 (w/o GST) | Jan 2010
Fiction - Paperback
Granta Books

From the jobless to the workaholics, from the hard work of dying to the landscape work has created out of office parks and suburbs, Granta 109 will tell the story of how and why we work in the 21st century. This issue will feature reportage that throws a spotlight on working conditions around the world, a comparative look at the concept of the work ethic throughout different cultures, moving memoirs about things people have done for money and new fiction by National Book Award Finalist Joshua Ferris.

The Concubine’s Tattoo
by Laura Joh Rowland
ISBN: 9781849012836
Price: SGD 22.00 (w/o GST) | Jan 2010
Fiction - B Paperback
Constable & Robinson

Twenty months spent as the shogun’s most honourable investigator of events, situations and people have left Sano weary. He looks forward to the comforts of his arranged marriage and month’s holiday to celebrate the union with his new wife. However, the death of the shogun’s favourite concubine interrupts the couple’s wedding ceremony as Sano is recalled to perform his duty.

A Brief History of Pirates and Buccaneers
by Tom Bowling
ISBN: 9781849012799
Price: SGD 22.00 (w/o GST) | Jan 2010
Fiction - B Paperback
Constable & Robinson

From Stevenson's Treasure Island to Pirates of the Caribbean, the romantic image of pirates in popular culture has long been with us. But pirates are not all as charming as Johnny Depp. In ancient times Thracians, Cilicians and Illyrians terrorised traders in the Mediterranean, while the Barbary pirates of North Africa instilled fear wherever they went from the Holy Lands to the coast of Ireland.

Sherlock Holmes in America
edited by Martin H. Greenberg, Jon L. Lellenberg,
and Daniel Stashower
ISBN: 9781849013277
Price: SGD 28.00 (w/o GST) | Jan 2010
Fiction - Paperback
Constable & Robinson

Sherlock Holmes makes his American debut in this fascinating and extraordinary collection of never-before-published crime and mystery stories by bestselling American writers. The world’s greatest detective and his famous sidekick Watson are on their first trip across the Atlantic as they fight crime all over nineteenth-century North America. From the bustling neighbourhoods of New York City and Washington, D.C., to sunny yet sinister cities like San Francisco on the West Coast, the world’s best-loved sleuth will face some of the most cunning criminals America has to offer, and meet some of America’s most famous figures along the way.

Inheriting Anne Frank
by Jacqueline van Maarsen
ISBN: 9781906413279
Price: SGD 33.00 (w/o GST) | Dec 2009
Teenage Non-Fiction - Paperback
Arcadia Books

In her second book, van Maarsen returns in detail to the most dominant person in her life, her French mother who died in 1992 at the age of 101. The aftermath of an inheritance question in France in which the author had an important role to play, takes on tragic proportions, although the hilarity of the sometimes grotesque situation surfaces now and then. Inheriting Anne Frank is the continuation of Jacqueline van Maarsen’s My Name is Anne, She Said, Anne Frank, and is an important documentary contribution to our knowledge of Anne Frank and what happened to and on account of her renowned diary. It is also a stirring portrait of a woman’s turbulent life in the twentieth century.

An Unsolicitated Gift: Why We do What We Do
by Dennis Friedman
ISBN: 9781906413606
Price: SGD 33.00 (w/o GST) | Jan 2010
Non-Fiction - C Paperback
Arcadia Books

Explores the profound effect that upbringing can have on the lives of adults. Life, Friedman argues, is an ''unsolicited gift'' - given by parents to their children. he skilfully explores the many ways in which parent-child interaction affects the work, leisure and lifestyle choices made by adults in their later lives.

The Torture Memos
by David Cole
ISBN: 9781851687350
Price: SGD 36.00 (w/o GST) | Nov 2009
Non-Fiction - Paperback
Oneworld Publications

For the first time, the Justice Department’s secret memos describing the brutal CIA interrogation techniques used under the Bush administration, and on British pirsoners, are brought together in one remarkable volume. With an independent investigation into alleged MI5 complicity in overseas torture currently being called for, The Torture Memos is a timely and vitally important insight into the terrifying ‘enhanced interrogation techniques’ used in Guantanamo, and the incredible arguments advanced to justify them. David Cole’s introductory essay explains the story behind the memos and presents a compelling case that American law was twisted to conform to the CIA’s abusive, illegal conduct, arguing that accountability for these crimes is essential if the US is to restore fidelity to the rule of law.

Seeds of Terror
by Peter Gretchens
ISBN: 9781851687237
Price: SGD 36.00 (w/o GST) | Sep 2009
Non-Fiction - Paperback
Oneworld Publications

Seeds of Terror will reshape the way you think about the West’s enemies, revealing them less as ideologues and more as criminals who earn half a billion pounds every year off the opium trade. With the breakneck pace of a thriller, author Gretchen Peters traces their illicit activities from vast poppy fields in southern Afghanistan to heroin labs run by Taliban commanders, from drug convoys armed with Stinger missiles to the money launderers of Karachi and Dubai. Based on hundreds of interviews with Taliban fighters, smugglers, and law enforcement and intelligence agents, Peters makes the case that we must cut terrorists off from their drug earnings if we ever hope to beat them.

Beginner’s Guide: Feminism
by Sally J. Scholz
ISBN: 9781851687121
Price: SGD 28.00 (w/o GST) | Jan 2010
Non-Fiction - Paperback
Oneworld Publications

Feminism is arguably the most significant social movement of the last century and it is far from over. But what appears as a single, unified movement on behalf of women’s liberation is really a fascinating coalition of social and political causes, goals, and ideals. By highlighting the themes that form the enduring nexuses between the three “waves”, taking powerful examples from feminist campaigns, and tackling timely issues such as genocide and war rape, Scholtz invites us to join in with the lively debates and always germane challenges of feminism.

Beginner’s Guide: Journalism
by Sarah Niblock
ISBN: 9781851687039
Price: SGD 28.00 (w/o GST) | Jan 2010
Non-Fiction - Paperback
Oneworld Publications

Journalism today is moving faster than ever before. With web 2.0, blogging, huge media conglomerates, 24-hour news-networks, and tight legal frameworks, this introduction investigates the role of journalism in the digital age. With priorities shifting, do journalists still strive for truth or are they solely concerned with “infotainment” – driven by sales and ratings? This captivating guide explains the history of journalism, its everyday workings, and the ethical dilemmas that modern journalists face.

Jack the Ripper’s Secret Confession
by David Monaghan
ISBN: 9781849010658
Price: SGD 25.00 (w/o GST) | Jan 2010
Non-Fiction - Paperback
Constable & Robinson

While Jack the Ripper spread fear throughout the East End of London in 1888, another man stalked the streets hunting flesh. He called himself “Walter”. He was a rapist, voyeur, and fetishist obsessed with prostitutes. Walter was not only a wealthy man, but a literary one. In the same year as the Ripper killings, Walter first printed up his vast memoir of sex and perversion under the title My Secret Life. Fewer than 20 sets were struck off on a secret Amsterdam press between 1888 and 1894.

The Cracked Bell
by Tristan Riley-Smith
ISBN: 9781849011044
Price: SGD 25.00 (w/o GST) | Jan 2010
Non-Fiction - B Paperback
Constable & Robinson

The Cracked Bell gets to the heart of what it means to live in Obama’s America, addressing questions of identity and power, belief and value, liberty and law, innovation and tradition, commerce and consumption, nature and civilization, war and peace.

The Twilight Gospel
by Dave Roberts
ISBN: 9781854249760
Price: SGD 22.00 (w/o GST) | Nov 2009
Religion - Paperback
Lion Hudson

Stephenie Meyer's series has become a huge cult hit. The first film, "Twilight", was released November 2008; the second, "New Moon", will be released November 2009, with two more to follow. The level of interest has been compared to the "Harry Potter" phenomenon. Dave Roberts considers the power of the novels and the appeal of the self-disciplined vampire Edward. He brings to bear a biblical lens, showing that while there are important moral and spiritual lessons to be learned, there is also a naive promotion of vampire mythology and the cult of beauty. The central point of the book is to help teens (and their parents) discern what is good from what is unhealthy, helping to create robust, biblically literate young adults.

What the Buddha Taught
by Walpola Sri Rahula
ISBN: 9781851681426
Price: SGD 28.00 (w/o GST) | Jan 2010
Religion - Paperback
Oneworld Books

This clear and informative guide draws on the words spoken by the Buddha
to convey the true nature of Buddhist wisdom. It also features an illustrative
section of texts from the Suttas and the Dhammapada , a glossary of
Buddhist terms and an up-to-date bibliography.

by Barbara Fredickson
ISBN: 9781851687381
Price: SGD 36.00 (w/o GST) | Jan 2010
Psychology - Paperback
Oneworld Publications

Drawing on more than twenty years of scientific research into positive emotions, world renowned researcher Dr Barbara Fredrickson shows us that attaining positivity is not about striving to be an annoyingly and unnaturally cheerful ‘Pollyanna’. Rather, it is about putting into practice the ‘3-to-1 ratio’ of positive to negative emotions, the crucial tipping point that will enable you to embark on an ‘upward spiral’ towards a healthier, more vibrant, and flourishing life.

The Compassionate Mind
by Paul Gilbert
ISBN: 9781849010986
Price: SGD 27.00 (w/o GST) | Jan 2010
Self Help - B Paperback
Constable & Robinson

Compassion and particularly compassion towards oneself can have a significant impact on our wellbeing and mental health. Developing our sense of compassion can affect many areas of our lives, in particular our relationships with other people.
In this book, Professor Paul Gilbert explores how our minds have developed to survive in dangerous and threatening environments by becoming sensitive and quick to react to perceived threats. This can sometimes lead to problems in how we respond to life’s challenges and scientific evidence has demonstrated that compassion towards oneself and others can lead to an increased sense of happiness and wellbeing - particularly valuable when we are feeling stressed.

An Apple a Day
by Joseph Schwarcz
ISBN: 9781851687268
Price: SGD 29.00 (w/o GST) | Feb 2010
Health/Food - Paperback
Oneworld Publications

The media is full of advice about what we should eat and warnings about what we shouldn’t. Sometimes the same food makes it onto both lists. What should you believe—and how much of what you hear can you trust? In An Apple a Day, bestselling author and chemistry professor, Joseph Schwarcz dispels the confusion and applies his knowledge of food chemistry to today’s top food trends. With a healthy dose of humour, he also looks at the real science behind losing weight and cuts through the misconceptions that surround many popular fad diets.

Overcoming Sexual Problems
by Vicki Ford
ISBN: 9781849011280
Price: SGD 30.00 (w/o GST) | Jan 2010
Health - B Paperback
Constable & Robinson

Experienced sex therapist Vicki Ford provides a guide to understanding sexual problems including impotence and loss of sexual desire, premature ejaculation and lack of orgasm. The links between mind and body are explained, and how they tend to go wrong. She sets out simple and effective techniques based on CBT that can restore confidence and bring about a mutually satisfying sex life for both partners.

God Sleeps in Rwanda
by Joseph Sebarenzi
ISBN: 9781851687435
Price: SGD 35.00 (w/o GST) | Feb 2010
Current Affairs - C Paperback
Oneworld Publications

The efficiency of the Hutu killers in the Rwandan genocide of 1994 exceeded that even of the Nazi Holocaust. It happened in front of the world’s eyes, every moment broadcast on television – but nothing was done. Among the 800 000 Tutsis killed were Joseph Sebarenzi’s parents and seven siblings. God Sleeps in Rwanda follows Sebarenzi’s return to Rwanda as an elected speaker of parliament, his attempts to reform the ravaged country, and the assassination plot that once again forced him into exile. Today he educates the world about Rwanda, working to prevent these atrocities from ever happening again.

by Bruce Hood
ISBN: 9781849010306
Price: SGD 27.00 (w/o GST) | May 2009
Current Affairs - B Paperback
Constable & Robinson

Superstitious habits are common. Do you ever cross your fingers, knock on
wood, avoid walking under ladders, or step around black cats? Sentimental value often supersedes material worth. If someone offered to replace your childhood teddy bear or wedding ring with a brand new, exact replica, would you do it?
Where do such feelings come from and why do most of us have them? Humans are born with brains designed to make sense of the world and that need for an explanation can lead to beliefs that go beyond reason. To be true they would have to be supernatural. With scientific education we learn that such beliefs are irrational but at an intuitive level they can be resistant to reason or lie dormant in otherwise sensible adults. After reading SuperSense, you will realize why you are not as reasonable as you might like to think - and why that might be no bad thing.

Diamond Hill
by Feng Chi-shun
ISBN: 9789881774248
Price: SGD 25.00 (w/o GST)
Memoir - Paperback, 196 pp
Black Smith Books
This memoir of a native son of a Kowloon-side squatter village – the first book ever on Diamond Hill, in either Chinese or English – presents the early days of a life shaped by a now-extinct community. Penned by a high-achieving Hong Kong professional, Feng Chi-shun’s sharp recollections of his humble upbringing contain warmth, humour, and an abundance of insights into a low-income Hong Kong neighbourhood that no longer exists – but remains close to the hearts of many who lived there. Diamond Hill will invite comparisons with Martin Booth's 2004 hit Gweilo. If you enjoyed the latter, you will likely find the former similarly absorbing, because the young Feng was, for many a “gweilo”, the inaccessible yet intriguing face of an altogether edgier Hong Kong.

Sleeping Chinese
by Bernd Hagemann
ISBN: 9789881774255
Price: SGD 18.70 (w/o GST)
Humour - Paperback, 148 pp
Black Smith Books

German photographer Bernd Hagemann has long been fascinated by China and its people. He carries his camera at all times, because on every street corner you can find people napping in the strangest positions and situations, even snoring in deep slumber.
Sleeping Chinese captures the downtime of China's weary masses who, in their waking hours, are powering the nation's economic rise. And in delivering this excellent work, Bernd provides a long-overdue human dimension to the much-reported story of the growth of Asia's economic superpower.

The New Lord of Corporate Combat
by Robert Chia
ISBN: 9799810516771
Price: SGD 28.00 (w/o GST)
Business Management - Paperback

In this highly imaginative work, Sun Tzu, the world's greatest war strategist, comes alive in the 21st century to share his insight and profound thoughts in the area of corporate combat with two other submiteers -Professor 21 and General Millennium, on the top of China's famed Huashan Mountain. Here, they apply the amazing secrets of his 'Art of War' in a kaleidoscope of past, contemporary and momentous business events in both the Asian and global arena.

Sun Tzu on Management
by Foo Check Teck
ISBN: 9789810850258
Price: SGD 30.00 (w/o GST) | Feb 2010
Business Management - Paperback
Horizon Books

This book may be the first of its kind in the world: relating metaphorically relevant segments of a 2500 years’ old classic Sun Tzu’s Art of War to insights gained through statistical analyses of a corporate database built through capturing CEO’s perceptions of strategy processes within major publicly-listed ASEAN corporations ─ Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines and Indonesia.

Nothing to Envy
by Barbara Demick
ISBN: 9781847080141
Price: SGD 30.00 (w/o GST) | Feb 2010
Non-Fiction - C Paperback
Granta Books

"Nothing to Envy" weaves together the stories of adversity and resilience of six residents of Chongin, North Korea's third largest city. Two lovers, who dated secretly for a decade, feared to criticise the regime to each other. A loyal factory worker watched her husband and son die of starvation before escaping the country. In telling the stories of Chongin's residents. she has recreated the lifestyles of North Korean citizens from their interests and concerns to their culture.

A Brief History of the Universe
by J.P. McEvoy
ISBN: 9781845296841
Price: SGD 25.00 (w/o GST) | Jan 2010
Non-Fiction - B Paperback
Constable & Robinson

Since the dawn of humanity, men have attempted to divine the nature of the heavens. The first astronomers mapped the movement of the seasons and used the positions of the constellations for augurs and astrology. Today, the search goes ever deeper into the nature of reality and life itself. In this accessible overview, astrophysicist J.P. McEvoy tells the story of how our knowledge of the cosmos has developed. He puts in context many of the greatest discoveries of all time and many of the dominant personalities: Aristotle, Copernicus, and Isaac Newton, and as we approach the modern era, Einstein, Eddington, and Hawking.

India Inc.
by Vikas Pota
ISBN: 9781857885248
Price: SGD 51.00 (w/o GST) December 2009
Business - Hardback, 288 pp
Nicholas Brealey

Pota shortlists 10 Indian high achievers who cover every aspect of India’s growing prowess and finds out what these people have done to make it into the big time. Besides a keen focus on information technology, the very bedrock of the country’s corporate reputation and fame, others profiles present a distinctively Indian sensibility towards global expansion in fields as diverse as pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, banking, manufacturing, entertainment and green energy.

Dubai Dreams
by Raymond Barrett
ISBN: 9781857885279
Price: SGD 36.00 (w/o GST) Dec 2009
Business - C Paperback, 240 pp
Nicholas Brealey

Full of insightful commentary and anecdotes , Dubai Dreams reveal the hidden, real-world side of the ‘Las Vegas of the East’. Barrett draws a fascinating picture of the brave new world emerging from these desert sands. He reveals the hidden side of this playboy paradise and considers whether Dubai is a doomed Plastic Arabia or an authentic 21st century success story.

What's Really Wrong With The Middle East
by Brian Whitaker
ISBN: 9780863566240
Price: SGD 48.00 (w/o GST) 21 Sep 2009
Current Affairs - Hardback, 304 pp
Saqi Books

Few would argue that the Middle East is thriving, but what do those living in the region identify as their greatest obstacles to peace, prosperity and full participation in today's global economy? Using his time as Middle East Editor for "The Guardian", as well as new research he has conducted for this book, Brian Whitaker analyses the views of Arabs living in the region and articulates the opportunities and challenges facing ordinary men and women.

Happiness at the End of the World
by Happy Smiley and Friends
ISBN: 9789810835804
Price: SGD 18.00 (w/o GST) | Nov 2009
Science Fiction - Paperback
Two Trees Pte Ltd

Eight science fiction short stories with a different take of the theme of a moment of post-Armageddon happiness. Genres include crime, romance and adventure with settings ranging from a desolate space station to a war-ravaged world, a jungle village to a super-clean Singapore of the future.

Basic Guide for Real Estate Agents
ISBN: 9789810838935
Price: SGD 48.00 (w/o GST)
Business - Paperback

To be a truly professional agent, you must have good product knowledge and the core competency skills. You begin by being able to tell the difference between two properties.

Future Files (Updated edition)
by Richard Watson
ISBN: 9781857885347
Price: SGD 28.00 (w/o GGST) December 2009
Economy - C Paperback, 312 pp
Nicholas Brealey

This book is a lively look at several possible futures and how the world might change in the next half-century. He examines emerging patterns and developments in society, technology, the economy, media, health care and business, and draws educated and entertaining conclusions as to where they might take us. Now in it’s third printing in 9 months.

Kalila And Dimna (Vol I)
Fables Of Friendship And Betrayal
by Ramsay Wood
ISBN: 9780863566615
Price: SGD 28.00 (w/o GST) May 2008
Fiction - B Paperback, 301 pp
Saqi Books

The tales of "Kalila and Dimna", also known as "The Panchatantra", originated in India almost two thousand years ago. These charming and humorous stories about animals have since found their way, in one form or another, into the folklore of every major culture and tradition. What links the fables is the core message about managing power, wise leadership and the value of true friendship.

Tales From Old China
by Ong Siew Chey
ISBN: 9789810843328
Price: SGD 18.00 (w/o GST)
Non-Fiction History - Paperback

Tales from old China, from retired professor Ong Siew Chey, retells twenty classic Chinese folktales. A fascinating collection, it is aimed at adults and teenagers interested in learning more about China and her people through the medium of folktales.

The Strange Tale Of An Incorrigible Expat Playboy
edited by LQ Pan & James Gunton
ISBN: 9789810838256
Price: SGD 18.00 (w/o GST)
Fiction - Paperback
Commonwealth Review

Featuring the work of writers from Asia and beyond. These stories take us into the lives of those whose days are lived away from lands of ancestors. The reader follows diverse voices through their journeys abroad. Each tale, unmasking another piece of humanity. The book, a discovery of the different worlds, within our world.

What your teachers didn’t tell you
Subtitle: The Annexe Lectures (Vol. 1)
by Farish. A Noor
ISBN: 9789834484538
Price: SGD 25.00 (w/o GST)
Non-Fiction - Paperback, 288 pp
Horizon Books

Farish A. Noor might just be Malaysia's hippest intellectual. His gifts are on full display in these expanded versions of public lectures that he delivered at The Annexe Gallery, Central Market Kuala Lumpur in 2008 and 2009. Find out how 'racial difference' became such a big deal in Malaysia, and contrast this against the way our distant ancestors lived. Discover the hidden stories of the keris, Hang Tuah and PAS. There's also quite a bit of sex. Erudite, impassioned and sometimes plain naughty, What Your Teacher Didn't Tell You is a stimulating plunge into aspects of our past that have been kept from us. There's even a bonus chapter! Illustrated with dozens of sepia-toned photographs, many from the author's collection of antiques.

Not A Story (limited edition)
ISBN: 9789810843489
Price: SGD 50.00 (w/o GST)
Architecture/Interior Design
Nota Group

This book consists of 4 volumes which covers built and unbuilt architectural, interior design and master planning. Projects that the company has undertaken over the years. The 542 pages book tells the story of Nota and 135 of their projects.
Habitat for humanity Singapore is the adopted charity for this year.

Chinese Gods
by Johnathan Chamberlain
ISBN: 9789881774217
Price: SGD 27.00 (w/o GST)
Asian interests - Paperback, 240 pp
Blacksmith Books

Chinese Gods helps us understand the building blocks of this religion for which even the Chinese have no name – because the beliefs are so intertwined with language and culture they have no independent existence – and provides an in-depth analysis of 19 of the major gods of the Chinese pantheon.

Apologies Forthcoming
by Xujun Eberlein
ISBN: 9789881774286
Price: SGD 19.00 (w/o GST)
Fiction - Paperback, 204 pp
Blacksmith Books

It was some decade. The universities were closed. Students were at war. Poetry was banned. And the word “love”, unless applied to Mao, was expressly forbidden. Artists were denounced an many opted for suicide. This is the time– its madness, its passion, its complexity—that Xujun Eberlein brings vividly to life in her moving collection of short stories about the millions who lived during China’s Cultural Revolution.

Indian by Choice
by Amit Dasgupta
ISBN: 9788183281409
Price: SGD 28.00 (w/o GST)
Graphic Novel - Paperback
Wisdom Tree

The book Indian by Choice tackles the complex theme of identity; it is a journey of self-discovery through the myriad human relationships that help us see things in perspective and in context.

If It Could Happen To Buddha Why Not You?
Understanding the Ancient Secrets of Self Awareness
by Vasant Joshi, PhD
ISBN: 9788183281560
Price: SGD 11.00 (w/o GST)
Selp-help - Paperback
Wisdom Tree

This profoundly written book, interspersed with quotes from various masters like Osho, reminds us that the seed of consciousness is already sown inside us and it is our responsibility to make ourselves fertile with practices like meditation to let our true being sprout

Intelligent Otherwise
by Meenakshi Dave
ISBN: 9788183281393
Price: SGD 11.00 (w/o GST)
Selp-help - Paperback
Wisdom Tree

In a world where conformation to academic and behavioural patterns is considered a yardstick for success and intelligence, even the so-called most normal children have serious problems in proving themselves. Now imagine a child born with learning difficulties. He might be extremely creative or a wizard at problem solving but thanks to conditions like dyslexia or dyscalculia, which are actually easily manageable, he would have problems in even getting integrated into the system. This book stemming from author's firsthand experience and sensitive approach, guides us in effectively handling the learning difficulties.

Emotional Freedom Techniques
by Sangeeta Bhagwat
ISBN: 9788183281508
Price: SGD 11.00 (w/o GST)
Selp-help - Paperback
Wisdom Tree

Emotional Freedom Techniques is a new path-breaking technique. By following the simple steps of tapping certain energy points in our body coupled with awareness and positive affirmations, we can unblock our inner creative force. It helps us enhance our positive traits and arrive at a state of perfect health. With EFT, abundance and well-being are just a tap away.

Drops Of Nectar
by Swami Chidanand Saraswati
ISBN: 9788183280211
Price: SGD 17.50 (w/o GST)
Spirituality - B Paperback, 280 pp
Wisdom Tree

Touching upon various aspects like meditation, prayer and faith, this book authored by one of the most recommended Indian spiritual masters, enriches our life and nourishes our soul. It resonates with the message of peace and helps each of us to find it.

Osho; The Luminous Rebel
by Dr Vasant Joshi
ISBN: 9788183281546
Price: SGD 17.50 (w/o GST)
Spirituality - B Paperback, 248 pp
Wisdom Tree

The story of Osho from his birth, talking about his spiritual search for truth and the wondrous story of his enlightenment. The book also takes the reader from the early years of Osho’s struggle with authority figures, to the much-hyped city of Rajneeshpuram in the US and his incarceration in various jails across the US. This book is for all Osho lovers and admirers, for the uninitiated and spiritually inclined, and for those who are just curious to know more.

Osho fragrance
by Swami Chaitanya Keerti
ISBN: 9788183280037
Price: SGD 17.50 (w/o GST)
Spirituality - B Paperback, 248 pp
Wisdom Tree

Touching various aspects of our day-to-day lives in a subtle manner, this simple yet powerful book drawing inspiration from the perennial philosophy of Osho, comes like a breath of fresh air and leaves us as better human beings.

A Sudden Clash Of Thunder
by Osho
ISBN: 9788183280105
Price: SGD 17.50 (w/o GST)
Spirituality - B Paperback, 224 pp
Wisdom Tree

According to Osho, laughter is the very essence of Zen. While the theme of these talks is on the path to selfrealization, Osho encourages us first to ‘be happy and mediation will follow’.

Fish In The Sea Is Not Thirsty
by Osho
ISBN: 9788183281003
Price: SGD 25.00 (w/o GST)
Spirituality - B Paperback, 352 pp
Wisdom Tree

The fish in the sea is not thirsty but man is. Man lives in existence, and is absolutely unaware of it. Man is born in existence, breathes in existence, and one day will dissolve in existence. Man is godliness, made of the stuff called ‘God’, and yet completely oblivious of the fact.

Love Without Spoiling, Discipline Without Nagging
by Cedric M. Kenny
ISBN: 9788186685860
Price: SGD 22.00 (w/o GST)
Self-Help - B Paperback, 400 pp
Wisdom Tree

This one-of-a-kind book guides Indian parents through the often pleasurable and rewarding and sometimes arduous jouney of parenthood

Indian Saris
by Vijai Singh Katiyar
ISBN: 9788183281225
Price: SGD 250.00 (w/o GST)
Asian interest - Hardback, 228pp
Wisdom Tree

This book lends a new dimension to the way the traditional Indian sari is looked at, and upholds it as an epitome of holistic design with a unique creative expression. It aims to delight and enrich the aesthetic experience of the reader with information on a wide range of saris from both the past and the present.

by Rachit Kinger
ISBN: 9788183281379
Price: SGD 9.00 (w/o GST)
Self-help - Paperback, 120pp
Wisdom Tree

Set in the jungles amid nature's weirdest animals, Zapp is an allegory about individual freedom in contemporary society wherein a happy-go-lucky squirrel travels across the world in search of meaning, freedom and ironically, a sane society. Join Zapp, the brave squirrel, on an adventurous journey across the forests of Pinegrove, on a quest for life.

The British The Bandits And The Bordermen
by P. V. Rajgopal
ISBN: 9788183281355
Price: SGD 36.00 (w/o GST)
History - Hardback
Wisdom Tree

This ‘autobiographical narrative’ of K.F. Rustamji—an officer of the erstwhile Indian Police (IP) who served under the British during the years of the Raj and who was also the Founder Director General of the BSF—is an eyewitness account of some of the most epoch-making events in Indian history.

Growing Up Bin Laden
by Jean Sasson,
as told to her by Najwa & Omar bin Laden

ISBN: 9781851687466
Price: SGD 42.10 (w/o GST) | Nov 2009
Biography - Hardback, 320 pp
Oneworld Publications

Osama's Wife and Son Take Us Inside Their Secret World
He is the Western world's most wanted terrorist, but little is known about Osama bin Laden. Relying on secrecy for his very survival, his personal life has remained a mystery - until now. For the first time, Osama's first wife and fourth son break the silence to reveal the truth about the private life of a man both loved and feared by his family.
With unprecedented access, and complete with exclusive family photographs, Jean Sasson takes us inside the secret world of Osama bin Laden.

Managing Transitions (3rd Edition)
by William Bridges
ISBN: 9781857885415
Price: SGD 42.00 (w/o GST) Nov 2009
Business - C Paperback, 184 pp
Nicholas Brealey

William Bridges talks about what is going on inside the people who have to make the change work, provides a sense of the emotional impact of change, and examines what can be done to keep it from disrupting the entire organisation. Now the definitive guide to dealing with change, this revised and updated edition contains new information and commentary on redundancies, corporate suspicion, and the increasing tumult in the business world.

Yasmin Ahmad's Films
by Amir Muhammad
ISBN: 9789834484514
Price: SGD 18.00 (w/o GST)
Art - Paperback, 248 pp
Matahari Books

Yasmin Ahmad left a vibrant legacy, and it is still strange to talk about her in the past tense. In order to deal with his grief, Amir Muhammad, fellow Malaysian filmmaker and friend, watched anew her six feature-length films (Rabun, Sepet, Gubra, Mukhsin, Muallaf and Talentime), as well as several of her most popular commercials. Neither an obituary nor a conventional work of film criticism, this book was written just a month after her funeral and is Amir's personal look at the stories, but with quite a few tangents of his own. Yasmin Ahmad's Films is the first book to deal with her body of work but surely won't be the last, and this is proof that the films and memories will always remain in the present tense. Includes 24 pages of colour photographs.
All the writer's royalties from the first edition will be donated to the Mercy - Yasmin Ahmad Fund for Children.

Ipoh - When Tin Was King
by Dr. Ho Tak Ming
ISBN: 9789834250027
Price: SGD 75.00 (w/o GST)
Social History - Paperback
Perak Academy

The story of Ipoh's Golden Age, an era that is now shrouded in the mist of time, but which present-day Ipohites can take pride in and draw inspiration from.

The Land of Green Plums (Re-issue)
by Herta Müller
ISBN: 9781862072602
Price: SGD 22.00 (w/o GST) | Nov 2009
Fiction - B Paperback, 256 pp
Granta Books

Set in Romania at the height of Ceausescu's reign of terror, The Land of Green Plums tells the story of a group of young students , each of whom has left the impoverished provinces in search of better prospects in the city. It is a profound illustration of a totalitarian state which come to inhabit every aspect of life; to the extent that everyone, event the strongest, must either bend to the oppressors, or resist them and perish.

Winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize for Literature
Widely regarded as Müller's best novel, The Land of Green Plums is a beautifully written and unflinching portrayal of life under the totalitarian regime of Ceausescu's Romania.
- The Land of Green Plums won the 1998 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

The Frugal Gourmet
by Carol Cheng
ISBN: 9789810813048
Price: SGD 35.00 (w/o GST) Oct 2009
Cook - Hardback
Media Masters

More than 200 easy-to-prepare dishes for family meals and special occasions. A Chinese cook sums up more than 50 years of brilliant culinary homemaking. Asian and Western kitchen-tested recipes fro discerning palates, with handy tips and valuable nutritional notes.

Mammoth Book Of Chess (New Edition)
by Graham Burgess
ISBN: 9781845299316
Price: SGD 22.00 (w/o GST) 26Nov 2009
Self-Help - B Paperback, 512 pp
Constable & Robinson

Brand new and fully revised edition of this bestselling chess anthology. Comprehensive, up to date, and clear, this invaluable guide will help even less experienced players to progress to good club level and better. It offers a complete guide to the main opening gambits along with hundreds of test positions for players at every level. Graham Burgess, FIDE Master, shows you all you need to know, from entering the world of chess, through Internet games, to major international tournaments.

NLP At Work (3rd Edition)
by Sue Knight
ISBN: 9781857885293
Price: SGD 42.00 (w/o GST) Oct 2009
Management - C Paperback, 388 pp
Nicholas Brealey

NLP at Work is frequently described as one of the classics in NLP. It was the book that pioneered the application of NLP into business and made what had been previously a ‘dark art’ into an accessible, practical concept that translated totally into the everyday world of influence, communication, negotiation, teamwork and coaching.

Left For Dead (New Edition)
by Ricky Megee
ISBN: 9781857885392
Price: SGD 22.00 (w/o GST) Sep 2009
Memoir - B Paperback, 272 pp
Nicholas Brealey

In Left for Dead in the Outback, Ricky Megee gives a full and frank account of his abduction and survival, for the first time since his extraordinary rescue. Vividly told, its a gripping yet inspiring story of how one man endures a terrible ordeal and lives to tell the tale.

What Can You See? On Christmas Night
by Victoria Tebbs
ISBN: 9780745961422
Price: SGD 14.00 (w/o GST) 23 Oct 2009
Children - Hardback, 32 pp

This is a hole-in-the-page novelty book that leads the young reader from one Christmas scene to another. As the Nativity story is retold, a simple refrain asks of the characters - Mary, Joseph, the Shepherds and the Wise Men - 'and what did they see?' A hole in the page acts as a window through which the reader can peek, revealing a glimpse of the next scene.

Paw Tracks In The Moonlight
by Denis O’Connor
ISBN: 9781849011198
Price: SGD 22.00 (w/o GST) 29 Oct 2009
Memoir - Paperback, 208 pp
Constable & Robinson

When Denis O'Connor rescues a three-week-old kitten from certain death during a snowstorm, little does he know how this tiny creature will change his life forever. Against all odds the kitten - who he names Toby Jug - survives and forms an unusually strong bond with his rescuer.

Myths And Legends Of Malaysia And Singapore
Compiled & Edited by Ralph Modder & Aeishah Ahmed
ISBN: 9789810831004
Price: SGD 15.00 (w/o GST) Oct 2009
Asian Interest - B Paperback
Horizon Books

This is a selection of some of the best-known myths and legends of East Malaysia (Sarawak and Sabah), West Malaysia (Peninsula Malaysia) and Singapore— four territories that have shared almost similar histories for more than a thousand years.

The Trouble With Markets
by Roger Bootle
ISBN: 9781857885378
Price: SGD 50.00 (w/o GST) Oct 2009
Economics - Hardback 304 pp
Nicholas Brealey

The Trouble With Markets is a trenchant, topical and thought-provoking exploration of both our economic future and the future of the market system itself. Bootle, one of the City’s best-known economists, not only offers a serious critique of the free-market mindset, but also a plan for radical reform of the system and a way out of the economic mess. Books Bestsellers:
Rated at No. 1 in Economics
Rated at No. 8 in Business, Finance and Law.

"An excellent explanation of what led to the 'Great Implosion' ... what marks this book out is the admirable care that Bootle has taken to address concerns that a reader who is new to the topic might have. Bootle is also diligent in shooting down some of the most common canards that have flapped their way through the crisis. A clear and cogent guide to the problems - and the solutions - that lie ahead." -- Financial Times

The Psychology Of Military Humour
by Brig J. Nazareth
ISBN: 9788170620518
Price: SGD 56.00 (w/o GST) 15 Oct 2009
Military Studies - Hardback, 254 pp
Casemate UK

This book is the most comprehensive work on the subject and perhaps the only one that focuses solely on military humour. Everyone enjoys humour, and military humour has a particular appeal because it is created in an environment that some might say offers the maximum opportunity for its exploitation. It will also bring the general reader closer to understanding the military milieu and the working of the military mind.

Hanging By A Tail
by Leelawati Mohapatra
ISBN: 9788129113825
Price: SGD 22.00
Fiction - B Paperback | 339 pp
Rupa Publications

Begins with a desire. Everything, everything begins here. He taps his head. It sounds like a green coconut full of water. So begins for Amrita a dream-journey into the depths of her own mind. She sets out for the mythical Kalpataru, the wishing tree, to get what she truly desires. The story of an inward journey, a yearning for the everlasting, living with dreams, surviving nighmares, Hanging by a Tail is all this and more.

I've Had Enough God
by Tejeshwar Singh
ISBN: 9788129114501
Price: SGD 21.00 | Jan 2009
Fiction - B Paperback | 444 pp
Rupa Publications

How would you feel if one day you suddenly come to know that there's no such thing called God. How would you feel if you come to know that the very people who claim to be worshipping god for thousands of years actually knew all along that god was never more than just a name, and that they would forever enjoy 'free will'.

by Charles Seife
ISBN: 9788129113641
Price: SGD 21.00 | Aug 2009
Science - C Paperback | 240 pp
Rupa Publications

In Zero, Science Journalist Charles Seife follows this innocent-looking number from its birth as an Eastern philosophical concept to its struggle for acceptance in Europe, its rise and transcendence in the West, and its ever-present threat to modern physics. Today, zero lies at the heart of one of the biggest scientific controversies of all time: the quest for a theory of everything.

366 Days Of Science & Technology
by Vijaya Khandurie
ISBN: 9788129114365
Price: SGD 21.00 | January 2009
Science - B Paperback | 482 pp
Rupa Publications

More than 1000 entries on science and technology trivias to make a nerd drool.

The Mahabharata Re-Imagined
by Trisha Das
ISBN: 9788129114464
Price: SGD | January 2009
Spirituality - B Paperback | 116 pp
Rupa Publication

Was Princess Draupadi in love even as her marriage to another man was being orchestrated? Did the great statesman Bhishma make a shameful admission as he lay dying on the battlefield of Kurukshetra? Did Queen Gandhari cause the death of her husband Dhritarashtra and sister-in-law Kunti? It's possible.

God & Destiny
by Vivake Pathak
ISBN: 9788129113870
Price: SGD 28.00 | January 2009
Spirituality - Hardback | 242 pp
Rupa Publications

God and Destiny is the first book which tells correctly and exactly what God is and reveals his true attributes and influence. In the process it also shows that whatever has to happen in the universe in the future, including whatever has
to happen in our lives in the future, is predestined and absolutely unchangeable. In the light of the knowledge of God, it brings out the truth from and behind the key beliefs of the major theistic religions.

The Secret Of Our Ultimate Success
by Ratanjit S. Sondhe
ISBN: 9788129114457
Price: SGD 22.00 | July 2009
Inspirational - C Paperback | 108 pp
Rupa Publications

Many of us still seem to be missing the secret ingredient. Authors, educators, industry experts, even self-made millionaires have expressed their opinions proclaiming the answer, but even with all of their wisdom, we still struggle to achieve success. Why do we search and stumble when the answer is supposedly so simple? The Secret of Our Ultimate Success has been carefully written and designed with an understanding of the complex world in which we live today to help make your journey for success more simple.

Mammoth Book Of Wolf Men
Edited by Stephen Jones
ISBN: 9781849010313
Price: SGD 22.00 (w/o GST) 15 Oct 2009
Fiction - B Paperback, 592 pp
Constable & Robinson

Twenty-three tales of terror and transformation, of the beast that lurks within. Publication to coincide with release of the big-budget film of The Wolf Man starring Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins.

Mammoth Book Of Filthy Limericks
Edited by Glyn Rees
ISBN: 9781845296827
Price: SGD 22.00 (w/o GST) 5 Nov 2009
Fiction - B Paperback, 512 pp, 100 illustrations
Constable & Robinson

This saucy selection of the bawdiest, filthiest limericks ever includes more than 2,000 dirty verses, from the moderately blue to the absolute filth- playfully illustrated throughout by Gray Jolliffe, creator of the bestselling Wicked Willie cartoon character.

by Jaswant Singh
ISBN: 9788129113788
Price: SGD 43.00 (w/o GST) Aug 2009
Biography - Hardback, 674 pp.
Rupa & Co.

The partition of India, has been the most wounding trauma of the 20th century. Who was/is responsible– Jinnah? The Congress Party? Or the British? The book attempts an objective evaluation of the man behind the Partitio—Jinnah– and how he influenced the years preceding Partition.

Mammoth Book Of Time Travel Romance
Edited by Trisha Telep
ISBN: 978184901042 9
Price: SGD 22.00 (w/o GST) 29 Oct 2009
Fiction - B Paperback, 512 pp
Constable & Robinson

Time travel romance is not the same thing as sci-fi romance, though some stories may be set in an imagined future; it is romantic fiction set in various different eras. This book contains 25 stories of adventure and love; settings include medieval Scotland, sixteenth-century England, the nineteenth-century ‘Wild West’. Some stories are set in the present and a few in the future.

A Slice Of Pi
by Liz Strachan
ISBN: 9781849010566
Price: SGD 22.00 (w/o GST) 29 Oct 2009
Maths - Hardback, 128 pp, b&w line drawings throughout
Constable & Robinson

From the Difference Engine to magic squares and from the Fibonacci rabbits to Fermat's Last Theorem, this book features the weird world of numbers, imaginary, real or infinite.

Shooting Leave
by John Ure
ISBN: 9781849010405
Price: SGD 47.50 (w/o GST) 29 Oct 2009
History - Hardback, 320 pp
Constable & Robinson

‘Shooting leave’ is the euphemism for spying out those uncharted lands and impeding the advance of Tsarist Russia towards the frontiers of the British Raj. This book tells the thrilling story of the dashing cavalry officers who volunteered for these adventures. They were individuals of talent and courage, but also of disturbing prejudice, aristocratic arrogance, missionary zeal or trigger-happy temperament. But whatever their specific task, one factor remained common: they were expendable.

When It Happened In Britain
by George Chamier
ISBN: 9781845296452
Price: SGD 28.00 (w/o GST) 29 Oct 2009
History - Hardback, 256 pp, b&w line drawings throughout
Constable & Robinson

This is a whistle-stop tour through 2,000 years of Britain's story from the Roman invasion to the Falklands War. Setting out the wide sweep of British history that is often ignored, historian George Chamier weaves together a reader-friendly combination of key dates with linking narrative. Here are all our good Kings and usurpers, low dealings and acts of heroism, moments of great conquest, empire or defeat - and through it all the story of the formation of the United Kingdom.

by Calvin Stapert
ISBN: 9780745952864
Price: SGD 28.00 (w/o GST) 23 Oct 2009
History - Flexiback, 192 pp

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) was best known during his lifetime as an organist rather than a composer. A revival of interest in performing his music began in the 19th century, however, and he is now widely considered to be one of the greatest composers in the Western tradition. Stapert traces his life, his travels, his many musical achievements and the key role that Bach's Lutheran beliefs played in his composing and his life.

The Living Mekong
by Delia Paul & Joe Garrison
ISBN: 9789747511671
Price: SGD 47.00 (w/o GST) Aug 2009
Asian Interest - Hardback, 146 pp.
Silkworm Books

This unique collection of photographs takes us beyond the familiar postcard views of the Mekong to sites rarely seen by the public— from secluded natural pools known only to local fishers, to factory floors that package the fillets appearing on restaurant platters all over the world. Aerial images, captured from helicopters, show habitats that are critical to the survival of many species.

al Walk In Yangon (Guide Map)
by Inge Sargent
ISBN: 9789749511442
Price: SGD 14.00 (w/o GST) Sep 2009
Asian Interest - Map, 2 pp
Silkworm Books

The map features three separate walking tours that will allow you to explore the wonderfully eclectic mix of fin-de-siècle architecture and the former grand boulevards of cinemas, shops, and cafes. Unlike other major Asian cities, Yangon has few skyscrapers yet maintains a “cosmopolitan ambience” through the evocative appeal of its unique urban legacy. Yangon’s buildings still tell wonderful stories.

Rethinking Karma
Edited by Johnathan S. Watts
ISBN: 9789749511787
Price: SGD 35.00 (w/o GST) Oct 2009
Religion - B Paperback, 364 pp
Silkworm Books

Rethinking Karma addresses questions, and many more, through the lens of the Buddhist teachings on karma. Acknowledging that a skewed understanding of karma serves to perpetuate structural and cultural violence, such as sexism, classism, and political oppression, specifically in the Buddhist societies of South and Southeast Asia, the book critically reexamines the teachings on karma as well as important related teachings on equanimity (upekkhā), generosity (dāna), and “merit” (puñña).

The Wisdom Of Sustainability
by Sulak Sivaraksa
ISBN: 9789749511770
Price: SGD 22.00 (w/o GST) Aug 2009
Religion - B Paperback, 114 pp
Silkworm Books

This book continues E. F. Schumacher’s groundbreaking work on Buddhist economics in Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered. Emphasizing small-scale, indigenous, sustainable alternatives to globalization, Sulak offers hope and alternatives for restructuring our economies based on Buddhist principles and personal development.

The Buddhist World Of Southeast Asia (2nd Edition)
by Donald K. Swearer
ISBN: 9789749511602
Price: SGD 35.00 (w/o GST) Aug 2009
Religion - B Paperback, 320 pp
Silkworm Books

This book is a unique synthesis and empathetic interpretation of the many facets of Buddhism in Southeast Asia with a particular focus on Thailand. It integrates a kaleidoscopic picture of Buddhism in the region with scholarly interpretation and first-person portrayal. The author focuses his study of Theravada Buddhism in Southeast Asia as a dynamic, complex system of thought and practice embedded in the respective cultures, societies, and histories of Thailand, Myanmar (Burma), Laos, Cambodia, and Sri Lanka.

The One-Stop Bible Guide
by Mike Beaumont
ISBN: 9780745953359
Price: SGD 20.00 (w/o GST) Oct 2009
Religion - C Paperback, 128 pp

This book provides a brief but authoritative overview. This is a dip-in reference book with information presented in an immediate, highly visual way, with text in easily manageable chunks. The short pieces are thematic, covering topics such as profiles of key people, nations and empires, and words and ideas. The latter will help explain some unfamiliar words and concepts used in the Bible and introduce some very basic theology where it would be helpful.

The 'New' Atheism
by Michael Poole
ISBN: 9780745953939
Price: SGD 11.00 (w/o GST) 23 Oct 2009
Religion - B Paperback, 64 pp

The new atheists are putting out new books and articles, and TV programmes like there's no tomorrow. They've gained a large amount of public attention and media exposure - but do their arguments really hold water? Using the analogy put forward by the esteemed philosopher Anthony Flew, Michael Poole examines the new atheists' use of the 'ten leaky buckets' tactic of argumentation - presenting readers with a sum of arguments that are each individually defective, as though the cumulative effect should be persuasive.

The Book Of Dead Philosophers
by Simon Critchley
ISBN: 9781847080790
Price: SGD 28.00 (w/o GST) Oct 2009
Science - B Paperback, 336 pp
Granta Books

The question of what constitutes a 'good death' has been the central preoccupation of philosophers since ancient times. Many of the 190 philosopher's deaths included here are bizarre, and tales of madness, murder, pathos (and bathos) abound. This book will inspire both amusement and reflection. Looking at what great thinkers have said about death turns out to be a life-affirming enquiry into the meaning and possibility of human happiness.

False Dawn (New & Revised Edition)
by John Gray
ISBN: 9781847081322
Price: SGD 25.00 (w/o GST) 5 Oct 2009
Economics - B Paperback, 262 pp
Granta Books

In the midst of the current financial crisis, John gray revisits his brilliant polemic against the forces of global capitalism and deregulation.

50 People Who Fouled Up Football
by Michael Henderson
ISBN: 9781849011525
Price: SGD 36.00 (w/o GST) 1 Oct 2009
Sports - Hardback, 256 pp
Constable & Robinson

The author casts a sceptical eye on the game in this country. He looks at the game as it really is, through the gaze of an outsider, who grew up loving the game but who has been turned off by the excesses of players, managers, broadcasters and fans, and increasingly by the rich men who own and run the clubs. The book names the guilty, who include those on the fringes of the game as well as the ones at the heart of it.

Third Culture Kids (2nd Edition)
by David c. Pollock and Ruth van Reken
ISBN: 9781857885255
Price: SGD 36.00 (w/o GST) Oct 2009
Cultural Studies - C Paperback, 360 pp
Nicholas Brealey

Filled with real-life anecdotes, Third Culture Kids examines the nature of the TCK experience and its effect on maturing, developing a sense of identity and adjusting to one’s “passport country” upon return. For many third culture kids, this book will be their first opportunity to discover that they share a common heritage with countless others around the world. This expanded edition profiles the personal challenges that TCKs experience, from feelings of rootlessness and unresolved grief to struggles with maturity and identity.

V. Pakirisamy Pillai
by Dhoraisingam S. Samuel
ISBN: 9789810833312
Price: SGD 16.00 (w/o GST) Jul 2009
Biography - B Paperback pp
Dhoraisingam Samuel

V. Pakirisamy Pillai was a pioneer, community leader, philanthropist and true Singaporean. He has served on several welfare institutions and donated to charities. He was also a founder member of the Inter-Religious Organisation. He was against any form of racial or religious discrimination and proved himself to be a true Singaporean as early as 1949.

Museum Exhibition Staging
by Jailani Rohani
ISBN: 9789810807016
Price: SGD 18.00 (w/o GST) 2008
General Interest - B Paperback, 94 pp
Kerjaya Media

Everything you need to know to make your exhibition a success is here in this book. Filled with tips, suggestions and checklists so that you won’t forget on the things you need to do to five your exhibition the WOW! effect.

The Spiral Museum
by Jailani Rohani
ISBN: 9789810568351
Price: SGD 12.00 (w/o GST)
Fiction - A Paperback, 187 pp
Pustaka Melayu

This is a crime-detective story told amidst the backdrop
and glimpses of life in one non-existent spectral museum.

The Tales Of Three Trees
by Angela Elwell Hunt
ISBN: 9780745969206
Price: SGD 11.00 (w/o GST) 23 Oct 2009
Children - Hardback minibook, 48 pp

Three young trees each make a wish. When they are felled, it seems as if all their dreams are over. But each is destined to play an important part in the life of Jesus, and in this their dreams are more than fulfilled. Now available in an appealing mini sized format.

Baby's Tiny Bible And Prayers (Boxed Set)
by Sarah Toulmin
ISBN: 9780745962054
Price: SGD 22.00 (w/o GST) 23 Oct 2009
Children - Hardback, 160/64 pp

A boxed set containing two books. It retells 20 favorite stories very simply, with lots to look at and point to on the page, whilst the book of prayers looks at various things in a baby's day.

The Biggest Thing In The World
by Kenneth Stevens
ISBN: 9780745961071
Price: SGD 16.50 (w/o GST) Jul 2009
Children - C Paperback, 32 pp
Lion Hudson

A little bear cub explores the world with its mother and discovers many huge and wonderful things. But in answer to the question 'Is that the biggest thing in the world?' the answer is always 'no'. At the end of the day, little bear wants to know what the biggest thing really is and finds out that it is love.

Growing Strong
by Christina Goodings
ISBN: 9780745961583
Price: SGD 19.50 ((w/o GST) Aug 2009
Children - Hardback, 32 pp

Consists of colourful pictures of children doing the things that underpin a healthy lifestyle - staying clean, exercising and eating well - along with brief captions and thoughts which provide useful discussion starter points, for use either by a parent or teacher sharing the book with a child or class.

The Lion Book Of Five-Minute Bedtime Stories
by John Goodwin
ISBN: 9780745961439
Price: SGD 22.00 (w/o GST) Aug 2009
Hardback, 48 pp

Giggle your way through to bedtime with this gleeful collection of traditional tales. Each one is retold with wit and originality and can be read in just five minutes.

A Touch And Feel Book : Creation
by Caroline Jayne Church
ISBN: 9780745961101
Price: SGD 16.50 (w/o GST) Jul 2009
Children - Board, 12 pp

Part of a series of four Touch & Feel books, this book's textured panel on each board page lets children love to interact with a Bible story. It features a pared-down text that allows the colourful illustrations to tell the story with bright characters that can engage toddlers.

A Touch And Feel Book : Lost Sheep
by Caroline Jayne Church
ISBN: 9780745961118
Price: SGD 16.50 (w/o GST) Jul 2009
Children - Board, 12 pp

Lets children stroke the little lamb's wooly coat when he gets lost on the mountainside, and feel the soft, reassuring touch of his shepherd's cloak when he is found. This title's textured panel on each board page lets children love to interact with a favourite Bible story.

The Little Book Of The Sea : Food & Drink
by Lorenz Schröter
ISBN: 9781847081223
Price: SGD 28.00 (w/o GST) 7 Sep 2009
General Interest - Hardback, 176 pp, b&w photos
Granta Books

This second helping of The Little Book of the Sea series gathers together facts, figures, lore and trivia about all things edible from the sea. From recipes gathered from around the world, to instructions for eating pufferfish (the world's deadliest delicacy), to the official explanation of how Popeye the Sailor discovered the strength-enhancing capabilities of spinach, it contains a smorgasbord of useful, useless, and altogether intriguing information.

Mammoth Book Of Best New Horror 20
Edited by Stephen Jones
ISBN: 9781845299323
Price: SGD 22.00 (w/o GST) 24 Sep 2009
Fiction - B Paperback, 640 pp
Constable & Robinson

The 20th-anniversary edition of the world’s premier annual showcase of horror and dark fantasy fiction. The year’s best, and darkest, tales of terror, showcasing the most outstanding new short stories and novellas by contemporary masters of the macabre, including the likes of Ramsey Campbell, Neil Gaiman, etc.

Carol : A New Christmas Story
by Bob Hartman
ISBN: 9780745953366
Price: SGD 14.00 (w/o GST) Sep 2009
Fiction - Hardback, 96 pp

Jack O'Malley hates shopping. He hates snow. He even hates Christmas. All three at once is Jack's idea of a very bad day. Storming into Starbucks to escape, Jack almost knocks someone over. Someone quite beautiful. And mysterious. And his entire life - what he once was, who he is now, and who he could become - flashes before him.

Two Nuns In A Bath
Edited by Geoff Tibballs
ISBN: 9781849010474
Price: SGD 22.00 (w/o GST) 1 Oct 2009
Humour - B Paperback, 512 pp
Constable & Robinson

Over 5,000 riotously funny jokes, gags, and one-liners. A brand-new, fantastic, enormous collection of 5,000 jokes, gags and one-liners – indexed and categorised to help with finding the right joke for any occasion or audience, from Bar-Mitzvahs to bar-rooms. Two Nuns in a Bath is the consummate collection, with jokes on every subject under the sun, from lawyers to low-energy light bulbs.

Mammoth Book Of Dirty, Sick, X-Rated & Politically Incorrect Jokes
Edited by Geoff Tibballs
ISBN: 9781841199672
Price: SGD 22.00 (w/o GST) Oct 2005
Humour - B Paperback, 512 pp
Constable & Robinson

Jokes so dirty or offensive they wouldn't fit in MBO Jokes. This is the ultimate collection of X-rated and decidedly politically incorrect jokes - an indispensable guide to the funny, the fearless and the filthy. Be warned, the contents of this spanking new bumper book are not for the fainthearted. Even a blonde would blush …if she got any of them.

Mammoth Book Of Limericks
Edited by Glyn Ross
ISBN: 9781845296810
Price: SGD 22.00 (w/o GST) Nov 2008
Humour - B Paperback, 512 pp
Constable & Robinson

The biggest, the funniest and best collection of limericks ever! The most enduringly popular poetical verse form in the English language is very much alive and well. This monster volume of 2,000 limericks ranges from clean to (moderately) filthy, all guaranteed to make you laugh! It contains limericks that are historical, geographical, whimsical, clerical, medical and many more.

The Electric Toilet Virgin Death Lottery
by Tom Cassidy & Thomas Byrne
ISBN: 9781851686926
Price: SGD 22.00 (w/o GST) Oct 2009
Puzzles - B Paperback, 160 pp
Oneworld Publications

Cassidy and Byrne serve up a ferociously funny compendium of crazed conundrums and crackpot inventions. But don’t imagine you just have to sit back and take it all in. With puzzles ranging from the painless to the mind-bogglingly difficult, this book promises to hone your brain into a finely tuned instrument of unstoppable logic - as long as it doesn't burn you out in the process. Be warned!

Plato's Podcasts
by Mark Vernon
ISBN: 9781851687060
Price: SGD 25.00 (w/o GST) Oct 2009
Inspirational - B Paperback, 224 pp
Oneworld Publications

Filled with timeless insight into life, relationships, work and partying, Plato's Podcasts takes a sideways glance at modern living and presents the would-be thoughts of Ancient Philosophers on various topics central to our 21st century existence. From Plato on podcasts to Epicurus on bottled water, this is a funny but profound take on what life means today (and two thousand years ago).

La Salle Book
The Tradition. The Legacy. The Future.
by Ian Ward & Norma Miraflor & David Webb
ISBN: 9789834430023
Price: SGD 82.24 (w/o GST) Sep 2009
Asian Interest - Hardback
Media Masters

This volume portrays a broad picture of Lasallian history as it has evolved over the past 1557 years within the eight major institutions that have been run by the Brothers in the neighbouring territories of Malaysia and Singapore. It brings into contemporary focus a pattern of educational endeavour that has provided untold benefits for both nations through all those years.

U R a Brand !
by Catherine Kaputa
ISBN: 9780891062134
Price: SGD 48.00 (w/o GST) September 2009
Business - Hardback, 232 pp

An innovative field guide to business success, U R a Brand! Combines today’s hottest business concepts with the realities of the modern workplace to help business professionals everywhere harness their personal potential and take charge of theirs careers.

The Next Level
by Scott Eblin
ISBN: 9780891061939
Price: SGD 56.00 (w/o GST) Sep 2009
Business - Hardback, 240 pp

Why do so many employees with strong track records derail when promoted to the executive suite? Rising executives must understand that the strengths and actions that drove their career progress at lower levels– such as technical prowess– will not necessarily sustain their success as executives. They need to adapt new behaviours and beliefs and more importantly, let go of old ones.

52 Activities For Improving Cross-Cultural Communication
by Donna M. Stringer and Patricia A. Cassidy
ISBN: 9781931930833
Price: SGD 84.00 (w/o GST) Aug 2009
Management - Hardback, 240 pp
Nicholas Brealey

This book looks at how styles and patterns of communication differ vastly among people from different cultures. Every culture has a “communication style norm” and when that style mixes with another, stereotypes and misperceptions can arise. It explores cross-cultural communication issues with an eye toward increasing understanding and effectiveness.

Mammoth Book Of Merlin
Edited by Mike Ashley
ISBN: 9781849011112
Price: nSGD 22.00 (w/o GST) 24 Sep 2009
Fiction - B Paperback, 512 pp
Constable & Robinson

A superb collection of stories of magic and adventure from the golden age of Arthurian legend by bestselling writers.
Enter into the darker realms of the age of the Knights of the Round Table, when magic held sway and Merlin vied with Arthur’s heroic new world.

Telling Tales
by Melissa Katsoulis
ISBN: 9781849010801
Price: SGD 25.00 (w/o GST) 24 Sep 2009
General Interest - B Paperback, 288 pp
Constable & Robinson

For the first time, the complete history of this fascinating sub-genre of world literature is revealed. Suitable for bookworms of all ages and persuasions, this is true crime for people who don't like true crime, and literary history for the historically illiterate. A treat to read right through or to dip into, it will make you think twice next time you slip between the covers of an author you don't know...

Absolute Corkers
by Ned Haley
ISBN: 9781845298531
Price: SGD 25.00 (w/o GST) 24 Sep 2009
General Interest - B Paperback, 256 pp
Constable & Robinson

A wonderfully humorous collection of the lies and legends of the wine world.
Ned Halley’s affectionately irreverent wine jaunt unearths some of the quaint histories and dark secrets of many of the world’s most famous wines. Wine and health also comes under the spotlight: is it good for us or bad for us?
And then there’s wine criticism: are writers who tell you what to drink, and what not to drink, simply insane?

How To Save The Planet On A Student Budget
by Kate Aydin
ISBN: 9781851686865
Price: SGD 20.00 (w/o GST) Aug 2008
General Interest - B Paperback, 208 pp
Oneworld Publications

Crammed with tips specifically for students, this handy guide makes it easy to do all those things you know you should. Zero cash, student accommodation, and a busy social life present their own challenges to green living, but from finding free stuff that doesn’t harm the environment to lobbying for improved recycling facilities, Kate Aydin makes being green easy and affordable.

by Sean Longden
ISBN: 9781845297275
Price: SGD 56.00 (w/o GST) 10 Sep 2009
History - Hardback, 448 pp
Constable & Robinson

The true story of Churchill’s elite unit operating behind enemy lines at the end of the WW2. The unit that he formed was codenamed T-Force. T-Force was to work undercover and beyond the normal rules of war. Through interviews and one-time members of T-Force, historian Sean Longden reveals a stirring story of espionage, courage and what really happened in Germany at the end of 1945.

Bloody Old Britain
by Kitty Hauser
ISBN: 9781847080776
Price: SGD 28.00 (w/o GST) 7 Sep 2009
History - B Paperback, 304 pp
Granta Books

O.G.S Crawford (1886-1957) thought history held the answers to everything. An impassioned Marxist, it seemed to him that structure of society of 1930s Britain would soon disappear– superseded by world socialism. He made photographic history of everyday things as future evidence of how unenlightened British society had once been. Later there came angry disillusionment and a book, too bitter to be published, called Bloody Old Britain.

A Beginner's Guide To The French Revolution
by Peter Davies
ISBN: 9781851686933
Price: SGD 28.00 (w/o GST) Sep 2009
History - B Paperback, 192 pp
Oneworld Publications

Blending narrative with analysis, Peter Davies explores a time of obscene opulence, mass starvation, and groundbreaking ideals; where the streets of Paris ran red with blood, and the numbers requiring execution precipitated the invention of the guillotine. Davies brings the subject up to date by considering the legacy of the revolution and how it continues to resonate in today’s France.

Should You Judge This Book By Its Cover ?
by Julian Baggini
ISBN: 9781847081247
Price: SGD 36.00 (w/o GST) 7 Sep 2009
Psychology - B Paperback, 224 pp
Granta Books

In the final volume of his bestselling trilogy of short and witty philosophical pieces, Julian Baggini applies his philosophical scalpel to these pieces of homespun wisdom and makes us think again about the sayings we take for granted.

Social Interest
by Alfred Adler
ISBN: 9781851686698
Price: SGD 53.00 (w/o GST) Sep 2009
Psychology - C Paperback, 256 pp
Oneworld Publications

According to Alfred Adler, one of the founding fathers of modern psychoanalysis, an individual’s level of social interest is key to his or her success in solving problems of life, from forming meaningful relationships to achieving promotion in the workplace. Withstanding the test of time, this practical psychology continues to inform our way of life, influencing such areas as education, psychotherapy and healthcare.

Understanding Human Nature
by Alfred Adler
ISBN: 9781851686674
Price: SGD 53.00 (w/o GST) Jul 2009
Psychology - C Paperback, 240 pp
Oneworld Publications

Long-regarded as the handbook of Individual Psychology, ‘Understanding Human Nature’ provides an accessible introduction to Adler’s key concepts, with which he moved away from his colleague Freud’s thinking. These include inferiority/ superiority complexes; memories and dreams; love marriage and children; and sexuality and sexual problems. Adler’s holistic personality-based approach to psychology continues to be relevant today to students, the general public and professionals alike.

A Beginner's Guide To Engineering
by Natasha McCarthy
ISBN: 9781851686629
Price: SGD 28.00 (w/o GST) Aug 2009
Science - B Paperback, 224 pp
Oneworld Publications

Engineering: A Beginner’s Guide explores the scientific, social, and philosophical implications inherent in the challenges faced by engineers throughout history. Revealing the widespread impact that this has had on culture, knowledge, and, perhaps most importantly in these times, the environment, McCarthy presents a future in which engineering is crucial to saving the planet.

The Lion Handbook Of The Bible (New Edition)
by Pat Alexandra
ISBN: 9780745953700
Price: SGD 50.00 (w/o GST) 18 Sep 2009
Religion - C Flexiback, 816 pp

The Lion Handbook to the Bible was first published in 1973 and has been continuously in print ever since, selling over 3 million copies worldwide. For this new edition, a number of articles have been revised in the light of recent discoveries and developments in scholarship. New photographs have also been added where available.

How To Draw Brilliant Cartoons (New Edition)
by David Mostyn
ISBN: 9780716022107
Price: SGD 17.00 (w/o GST) 10 Sep 2009
Self-Help - B Paperback, 160 pp
(with black and white line illustrations)
Constable & Robinson

Learn how to exaggerate reality and invent your own cartoon world; create mind-boggling expressions for people and animals; develop exciting action scenes; produce entertaining strip cartoons and greeting cards.

by Simon Crump
ISBN: 9781905847372
Price: SGD 23.00 (w/o GST) 11 Aug 2009
Fiction - B Paperback, 192 pp
Oldstreet Publishing

Commissioned three years ago and completed with uncanny timing a mere four hours before Jacko’s death, NEVERLAND is Simon Crump’s funniest, most daring collection yet. It features 70 linked stories, all starring the late King of Pop. They range from the comic (e.g. the one where Jackson and his bodyguard buy a unicorn on Ebay for $2,000,000) to the grotesque, via the macabre and twisted.

Overcoming Depression (Revised 3rd Edition)
by Paul Gilbert
ISBN: 9781849010665
Price: SGD 35.00 (w/o GST) 27 Aug 2009
Self-Help - B Paperback, 416 pp
Constable & Robinson

New revised edition of the bestselling CBT self-help guide. A revised and fully updated self-help guide reflecting the recent developments in Cognitive Behavioral Techniques. This book is full of step-by-step suggestions, case examples and practical ideas for gaining control over depression and low mood; it is an indispensable guide for those affected, their friends and families, psychologists and those working in the medical profession.

Body 2 Body : A Malaysian Queer Anthology
by Jerome Kugan and Pang Khee Teik
ISBN: 9789834359690
Price: SGD 21.00 (w/o GST) Oct 2009
Fiction - B Paperback, 240 pp.
Matahari Books

This is the first of its kind: a compilation of original creative writing on the gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transsexuals and transvestites of the country. Long denied a voice in the mainstream, the queers of Malaysia are boldly and fabulously represented in 23 stories, fiction and non-fiction. From coming out to coming home, breaking up to breaking down, changing sex to changing heart, the stories are different from anything you may have read in – or about – Malaysia.

No Hard Feelings
by Ismail Kassim
ISBN: 9789810811013
Price: SGD 23.00
Asian Interest - C Paperback 300 pp.
Ismail Kassim

After stepping on toes—big, small and powerful– Ismail Kassim says No Hard Feelings. This is his way of reminding those mentioned in the narratives not to take things to heart. Through his eyes, he recalls with candour events, places and ppl, including politicians in high office. Spanning a period of over 6 decades, his life journey through a troubled age of conflict and change reflects the travails of Singapore from British colony to First World Nation.

A Beginner's Guide To Aquinas
by Edward Feser
ISBN: 9781851686902
Price: SGD 28.00 (w/o GST) Sep 2009
Religion - B Paperback, 224 pp
Oneworld Publications

One of the most influential philosophers and theologians in the history of Western thought, St Thomas Aquinas established the foundations for much of modern philosophy of religion, and is infamous for his arguments for the existence of God. In this cogent and multifaceted introduction to the great Saint's work, Edward Feser argues that you cannot fully understand Aquinas' philosophy without his theology and vice-versa.

The Female Brand !
by Catherine Kaputa
ISBN: 9780891062844
Price: SGD 48.00 (w/o GST) September 2009
Business - Hardback, 200 pp

The Female Brand is a “how-to” and “how-to-think” book for women who want to maximize their potential. Learn how to hone empathy and intuition, maximise verbal agility and capitalize on collaborative leadership styles to truly shine in the work environment.

The Relational Manager
by Michael Schluter & David John Lee
ISBN: 9780745953687
Price: SGD 22.00 (w/o GST) 18 Sep 2009
Management - C Paperback, 192 pp

This inspiring new approach is based on extensive research by an expert on relationships and supported by a wealth of statistics and case studies. Relationships are at the heart of all that we do and achieve, indeed our very identity. When relationships are neglected in a business context, the authors argue, they lead to poor health, ineffective management and low output at work.

Christmas Stories For Little Angels
by Sarah J Dodd
ISBN: 9780745969176
Price: SGD 20.00 (w/o GST) 18 Sep 2009
Children's Christmas - Hardback, 32 pp

Let the stories of the Nativity bring you all the way to Bethlehem. Meet Mary and Joseph, shepherds and wise men. Come right up to the manger where Jesus is cradled... and know that angels are all around you.

Lion Book Of Five-Minute Christmas Stories
by John Goodwin
ISBN: 9780745969268
Price: SGD 20.00 (w/o GST) 18 Sep 2008
Children's Christmas - Hardback 48 pp

Ten stories about the very first Christmas, retold with humour and originality. Each one can be read aloud in just five minutes, but its warmth, wit and wisdom will last throughout the season.

The Good Green Christmas
by Christina Goodings
ISBN: 9780745961798
Price: SGD 14.00 (w/o GST) 18 Sep 2009
Children's Christmas - Hardback, 32 pp

Reduce, reuse, contains clear illustrated step-by-step guides for making a whole range of Christmas crafts and decorations, encouraging children to think about ways to celebrate the season without squandering resources or adding to landfill. Cards, decorations, gifts, giftwrap - all these can be produced simply, stylishly, and recyclably - with reused, reusable or natural materials.

Lift-The-Flap Christmas Stories
by Christina Goodings
ISBN: 9780745969190
Price: SGD 14.00 (w/o GST) 18 Sep 2009
Children's Christmas - C Paperback, 16 pp

The lift-the-flap feature allows young book users to interact playfully with the story; for example, looking into the full rooms at the inn, discovering hidden creatures in the stable, yet more angels on the hillside, or search the market with the wise men for gifts.

My Very First Nativity Story
by Lois Rock
ISBN: 9780745969114
Price: SGD 11.00 (w/o GST) 18 Sep 2009
Children's Christmas - Hardback, 48 pp

Here is the story of Mary and Joseph and little baby Jesus...the story of shepherds and angels and wise men and a bright shining star... the story of the nativity.

The Lion Book Of Day-By-Day Prayers
by Mary Joslin
ISBN: 9780745949420
Price: SGD 22.00 (w/o GST) 18 Sep 2009
Children's Christmas - Hardback, 160 pp

The prayers are thematically arranged to enable the young user to find the right prayer for any occasion - including morning prayers, evening prayers, prayers for the festivals, prayers for oneself, one's family, prayers for the world and prayers for difficult times. One section is entitled Day-by-Day Prayers and provides a series of seven themes linked to Christian values that can be said on a weekly basis and so truly develop the habit of praying daily.

A Beginner's Guide To Classical Music
by Julian Johnson
ISBN: 9781851686872
Price: SGD 28.00 (w/o GST) Sep 2008
General Interest - B Paperback, 208 pp
Oneworld Publications

What does classical music mean to the Western World? How has it transformed over the centuries? What relevance does it have today? Julian Johnson inspires readers to explore over 1000 years of music, and examines how music is related to some of the big ideas of Western experience including spirituality, emotion, the weight of history, and self identity.

Marriage Matters
by Shara Grylls
ISBN: 9780745955025
Price: SGD 14.00 (w/o GST) 18 Sep 2008
General Interest - Hardback, 96 pp

A sparkling collection of wise and witty sayings on marriage, this book is a compilation of quotes that people gave Bear and Shara Grylls when they got married. They asked everyone to enclose with their wedding invitation replies some words that they thought might help the newly weds - and they were overwhelmed with great advice! Shara Grylls is the wife of Bear Grylls, explorer and TV personality, and mother of their sons.

With Love, Papa
by Bear Grylls
ISBN: 9780745955018
Price: SGD 14.00 (w/o GST) 18 Sep 2009
General Interest - Hardback, 64 pp

This book is a collection of original, wise and endearing sentiments by Bear Grylls, addressed to his three sons. In a range of pithy sentences, he brings together all the heartfelt advice and key moral precepts and guidance by which he wants them to live their lives. Bear Grylls is an explorer and adventurer who has his own TV programmes on the Discovery Channel.

A Beginner's Guide To Philosophy Of Science
by Geoffrey Gorham
ISBN: 9781851686841
Price: SGD 28.00 (w/o GST) Sep 2009
Science - C Paperback, 240 pp
Oneworld Publications

The world didn’t end on 10 September 2008, but the possibility may have got you thinking: was it worth the risk? What is the point of science actually? Geoffrey Gorham considers these questions and explores the social and ethical implications of science by linking them to issues facing scientists today: human extinction, extraterrestrial intelligence, space colonization, and more.

A Beginner's Guide To The History Of Science
by Sean F. Johnston
ISBN: 9781851686810
Price: SGD 28.00 (w/o GST) Aug 2009
Science - B Paperback, 272 pp
Oneworld Publications

Sean Johnston weaves together intellectual history, philosophy, and social studies to offer a unique appraisal of the nature of this evolving discipline. Johnston demonstrates that science is a continually evolving activity that both influences and is influenced by its cultural context. Based on its past, where might it lead us in the twenty-first century?

On Being A Muslim
by Farid Esack
ISBN: 9781851686919
Price: SGD 31.00 (w/o GST) Sep 2009
Religion - B Paperback, 224 pp
Oneworld Publications

Funny, challenging, controversial, passionate and unforgiving, this is an unprecedented personal account of a Muslim's life in the modern world. Providing a devout yet practical guide for those seeking to re-engage with their faith in the modern world, this groundbreaking work will help believers and non-believers alike to appreciate the eternal relevance of the Qur’an and its teachings.

What Muslims Believe
by John Bowker
ISBN: 9781851686858
Price: SGD 31.00 (w/o GST) Aug 2009
Religion - B Paperback, 208 pp
Oneworld Publications

Taken from interviews with Muslims of all persuasions and from across the globe, this is an introduction to one of the world’s largest and most controversial faiths. Honest and thought-provoking, What Muslims Believe examines Islamic opinions on a vast range of issues, from The Satanic Verses and homosexuality, to the nature of Islamic law and the role of women in society.

The Final Days Of Jesus
by Shimon Gibson
ISBN: 9780745953953
Price: SGD 28.00 (w/o GST) 18 Sep 2009
Religion - C Paperback, 272 pp

Few theologians and historians have had direct access to the ancient buried city of Jerusalem, let alone to remains dating specifically from the time of Jesus. This book is the first book of its kind to examine the final days of Jesus using the full array of such archaeological discoveries.

Something For The Girls
by Alison Maloney
ISBN: 9781845297800
Price: SGD 56.00 (w/o GST) 27 Aug 2009
History - Hardback, 224 pp
Constable & Robinson

The official guide to the first 100 years of Girlguiding. Here is the extraordinary story of Girlguiding past and present, from six young girls’ first request 100 years ago for ‘something for the girls’, to the organization’s current campaign to give young girls a voice.

Voices From S-21
by David Chandler
ISBN: 9789747551150
Price: SGD 33.00 (w/o GST) 2000
Asian Interest - B Paperback, 238 pp.
Silkworm Books

The horrific torture and execution of hundreds of thousands of Cambodians by Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge(KR) during the 1970s is one of the century's major human disasters. Chandler,a renowned historian of Cambodia,examines the KR by focusing on one of its key institutions,the secret prison outside Phnom Penh known by the code name S-21. He interviews survivors of S-21 and former workers of the prison, Documenting the violence and terror that took place within S-21 is only part of Chandler's story. Equally important is his attempt to understand what happened there in terms that might be useful to survivors, historians, and the rest of us.

Mammoth Book Of Best New SF 22
Edited by Gardner Dozois
ISBN: 9781845299309
Price: SGD 28.00 (w/o GST) 10 Sep 2009
Fiction - B Paperback, 720 pp
Constable & Robinson

Simply the best SF, from 16-time Locus Award winner for the Year’s Best Anthology. Widely acclaimed as the benchmark annual anthology for science fiction fans, The Mammoth Book of Best New SF is now in its 22nd successful year. Best SF 22 comprises over two dozen fantastic new pieces from the
world’s best writers of science fiction.

Mammoth Book Of Love Bites
Edited by Trisha Telep
ISBN: 9781849010436
Price: SGD 22.00 (w/o GST) 27 Aug 2009
Fiction - B Paperback, 512 pp
Constable & Robinson

Another bestselling collection of original Vampire Romance stories from the finest writers of the genre. A wonderful variety of compellingly original vampire stories, many of them wholly unexpected, from award-winning,
New York Times bestselling authors.

Mammoth Book Of Best International Crime
Edited by Maxim Jakubowski
ISBN: 9781845299576
Price: SGD 22.00 (w/o GST) 27 Aug 2009
Fiction - B Paperback, 544 pp
Constable & Robinson

Leading anthologist Maxim Jakubowski presents the very best in crime writing from around the world – 40 short stories from an all-star line-up of international writers.

Thaksin (2nd Edition & Expanded)
by Pasuk Phongpaichit & Chris Baker
ISBN: 9789749511794
Price: SGD 39.00 (w/o GST) 30 July 2009
Asian Interest - C Paperback, 424 pp.
Silkworm Books

He made a fortune of two billion US dollars in four years. He won four elections by landslides. He was overthrown by a coup and driven into exile. His opponents and supporters dressed themselves in red and yellow and fought battles on the streets. To some, he is a visionary, even a revolutionary. To others, he is greedy, deceitful, deluded, dangerous. This book was first published in 2004. Four new chapters provide a detailed account of the turmoil of Thai politics over the subsequent five years.

Balti Britain
by Ziauddin Sardar
ISBN: 9781847080820
Price: SGD 28.00 (w/o GST) Aug 2009
Travelogue - B Paperback, 416 pp
Granta Books

In Balti Britain, Ziauddin Sardar travels to Asian communities throughout the UK to the history of Asians in Britain—from the arrical of the first Indian in 1614, to the young extremists in Walthamstow mosque in 2996. He interweaves throughout an illuminating account of his own life, from his carefree childhood in Pakistan to his adulthood straddling two cultures.

Deep Economy
by Bill McKibben
ISBN: 9781851685769
Price: SGD 30.00 (w/o GST) July 2009
Current Affairs - B Paperback, 272 pp
Oneworld Publications

Challenging the prevailing wisdom that economic growth is equal to economic success, McKibben argues that the world doesn't have enough natural resources to sustain such endless expansion. Rather then promoting economic expansion, we should concentrate on creating localized economies, and change the things we buy, the food we eat, the energy we use, and the money that pays for it all. Offering a realistic scenario for a hopeful future, he eloquently shows that the more we nurture the essential humanity of our economy, the more we will recapture our own.

If Cricket Is a Religion, Sachin Is God
by Vijay Santhanam & Shyam Balasubramaniam
ISBN: 9788172238216
Price: SGD 18.00 (w/o GST) June 2009
General Interest - B Paperback, 180 pp
Harpercollins India

This book is for the fan and the analyst, by two writers who consider themselves fans and analysts in equal measure. It follows the career of Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, demi-god and cricketer – his rise, his peak, his dark phase, and his resurrection. It asks the tough questions asked of him, through the lens of statistics. The authors seek to compare him with his peers in both major forms of the game and present the data so that the reader can independently draw conclusions.

Beginners Guide To The Middle East
by Philip Robins
ISBN: 9781851686759
Price: SGD 28.00 (w/o GST) July 2009
History : B Paperback, 208 pp
Oneworld Publications

Organised thematically, and dealing with all the pivotal issues in the region, from oil and religion, to gender and conflict, this comprehensive primer is both easy-to-read and full of insight. Stuffed with historical background, real-life examples, profiles of key figures from Nasser to Gadaffi, and even popular jokes from the area.

by Kate Middleton
ISBN: 9780745953731
Price: SGD 21.00 (w/o GST) 24 July 2009
Self-Help - B Paperback 192 pp

This lucid and helpful book guides us through the symptoms and causes of stress, emphasizing that being stressed is not a sign of 'being weak' but an unavoidable challenge of twenty-first century life - in fact, often the most motivated and successful people experience the highest levels of stress. Debunking the myth that you have to clear your calendar to feel less stressed, Dr Kate Middleton provides tried-and-tested techniques for handling this challenge effectively.

On Being A Teacher
by Jonathan Kozol
ISBN: 9781851686315
Price: SGD 30.00 (w/o GST) March 2009
Education - B Paperback, 192 pp
Oneworld Publications

Writing as a teacher, Kozol advocates an approach to education that is infused with ethical values: fairness, truth, and integrity, and a driving compassion for the world beyond the classroom. Kozol not only sheds light on what it means to be a teacher, but gives constructive suggestions on how teachers can work conscientiously alongside parents and students to encourage the future “warriors of social change.”

What's The Point Of School?
by Guy Claxton
ISBN: 9781851686032
Price: SGD 27.00 (w/o GST) September 2008
Education - B Paperback, 272 pp
Oneworld Publications

With their emphasis on regurgitated knowledge and stressful exams, today’s schools actually do more harm than good. Guiding readers past the sterile debates about City Academies and dumbed-down exams, Claxton proves that education’s key responsibility should be to create enthusiastic learners who will go on to thrive as adults in a swiftly-changing, dynamic world. Students must be encouraged to sharpen their wits, ask questions, and think for themselves - all without chucking out Shakespeare.

School That Learn
by Peter Senge
ISBN: 9781857882445
Price: SGD 53.50 (w/o GST) 2002
Education - C Paperback, 602 pp
Nicholas Brealey

Schools that Learn offers a much-needed foundation for the dialogue about the future of educating children, and a wealth of practical tools, anecdotes and advice which parents and educators can use to make schools better.

I Hate Peas
by Wicked Gilly
ISBN: 9789810833077
Price: SGD 9.33 (w/o GST) Jul 2009
Fiction - C Paperback, 24 pp
Wicked Gilly

It is about a girl who hate peas and would every other gross food but peas ! Proceeds from sale of book will be 100% donated to Tabitha Foundation which is helping the poorest of poor in Cambodia.

To Be A Rock But Not To Roll
by Jerry Fernandez with Robert Conceicao
ISBN: 9789810829612
Price: SGD 25.00 (w/o GST) July 2009
Memoir - C Paperback, 96 pp
ComDesign Associates

To Be a Rock but Not to Roll is Jerry Fernandez’s contribution to the chapter on music in the Singapore Story. It offers a blast of from the past to those familiar with the night life of Singapore of yesteryears, but yet is current to younger readers or budding musicians with its nuggets of wisdoms and insights into a life a pop/rock musician - a pop/rock Singaporean musician, at that!

Rockwills Christian Guide To Wills, Living Trusts And Estate Planning
by Chiwi Lee & Mark L, James
ISBN: 9789810827823
Price: SGD 25.00 (w/o GST) Jul 2009
General Interest - C Paperback, 185 pp
Darby Media

A comprehensive guide to estate and charitable planning and how to incorporate the Christian worldview.

Rockwills Guide To Succession And Trusts In Wealth Management (2nd Edition)
by Chiwi Lee
ISBN: 9789810810535
Price: SGD 55.00 (w/o GST)
General Interest - C Paperback, 400 pp
Darby Media

This book provides a timely and comprehensive coverage of the various aspects concerning trusts and succession in wealth management. It is written for financial services professionals to help them in matters such ash the structuring of a suitable vehicle for their clients to hold investments and other assets and the distribution of client’s wealth.

The End Of Certainty
by Stephen Chan
ISBN: 978184813403
Price: SGD 37.00 (w/o GST) May 2009
Current Affairs - Hardback 314 pp
Zed Books

The book's main argument is that international politics has failed because the certainties of singular traditions of philosophy fail to help us in understanding power shifts and struggles in an endlessly diverse world. Chan argues that fusing different strands of Western, Eastern, religious and philosophical thought, is far more likely to help us understand and move forward amidst uncertainty.

Boom And Bust
by Simon Lee
ISBN: 9781851686643
Price: SGD 30.00 (w/o GST) June 2009
Current Affairs - B Paperback, 328 pp
Oneworld Publication

In this newly updated edition of the critically acclaimed biography, Simon Lee systematically examines Gordon Brown's politics over the last decade of Labour power. Assessing his recent catastrophic fall in popularity, Lee argues that ideological wavering and economic mismanagement are at the root of his troubles. Incisive and compelling, Lee’s searching examination of Britain’s most important politician will prove invaluable to anyone interested in politics today.

Mammoth Book Of Mindblowing SF
Edited by Mike Ashley
ISBN: 9781845298913
Price: SGD 24.00 (w/o GST) 30 July 2009
Fiction - B Paperback, 512 pp
Constable & Robinson

This volume collects the very best 25 of the finest examples of mind-expanding and awe-inspiring science fiction. The storylines range from a discovery on the Moon that opens up vistas across all time to a moment in which distances across the Earth suddenly increase and people vanish. These are tales to take you from the other side of now to the very end of time.

The Noughtie Girl's Guide To Feminism
by Ellie Levenson
ISBN: 9781851686834
Price: SGD 30.00 (w/o GST) July 2009
General Interest - B Paperback, 216 pp
Oneworld Publication

From chick lit to condoms and bitchy bosses to toe-cleavage, Levenson reminds us that the modern feminist can strive for equality without having to sacrifice boyfriends or lipstick. Insightful, informative, fresh, and always funny, Levenson shows why the issue is still an important one, and presents a modern-day search for equality between men and women where we can be simultaneously the same, but different, and still get on fine.

Without Buddha I Could Not Be A Christian
by Paul F. Knitter
ISBN: 9781851686735
Price: SGD 39.00 (w/o GST) July 2009
Religion - C Paperback, 304 pp
Oneworld Publication

Honest and unflinching, Without Buddha I Could not be a Christian narrates how esteemed theologian, Knitter overcame a crisis of faith by looking to Buddhism for inspiration. From prayer to how Christianity views life after death, Knitter argues that a Buddhist standpoint can encourage a more personcentred conception of Christianity, where individual religious experience comes first, and liturgy and tradition second. Moving and revolutionary, this book will inspire Christians everywhere.

by Stacey O’Brien
ISBN: 9781849010580
Price: SGD 24.00 (w/o GST) 16 July 2009
Memoir - B Paperback, 240 pp
Constable & Robinson

On Valentine’s Day 1985, biologist Stacey O’Brien met a fourday-old baby barn owl – a fateful encounter that would turn into an astonishing 19-year saga. With nerve damage in one wing, the owlet had no hope of surviving on his own in the wild. O’Brien, then a young assistant in the owl laboratory at
Caltech, was immediately smitten, promising to care for the helpless owlet and give him a permanent home. Wesley is the funny, poignant story of their dramatic two decades together.

World War II: The Autobiography
Edited by Jon E Lewis
ISBN: 9781849010030
Price: SGD 27.00 (w/o GST) 30 July 2009
History - B Paperback, 578 pp
Constable & Robinson

World War Two: the Autobiography places centre stage the individual accounts of over 200 people who saw events unfolding before their eyes: from the first stirrings of Nazi aggression, to the phoney war and the Blitzkrieg; from the frozen wastes of the Eastern Front to life under the threat of the Blitz in London. This autobiography offers a panoramic view of the war that changed the world.

Head Over Heel
by Chris Harrison
ISBN: 9781857885217
Price: SGD 30.00 (w/o GST)
Travelogue - C Paperback, 320 pp
Nicholas Brealey

Among olive groves and cobblestone lanes, Chris takes us on a moving, insightful and often hilarious journey into the heart of southern Italy. Along the way he introduces us to a cast of eccentric characters: a policeman who rearranges crimes to suit the necessary forms, a doctor who prescribes patients his homemade lemon liqueur, and - the biggest challenge of all - Daniela's mamma, who's determined to convert Chris to the Catholic faith, supervise his choice of underwear, and build a second storey on her stucco home where the couple might live happily ever after.

The Philosopher And The Wolf
by Mark Rowlands
ISBN: 9781847081025
Price: SGD 27.00 (w/o GST)
Memoir - Paperback, 256 pp
Granta Books

This fascinating book charts the relationship between Mark Rowlands, a peripatetic philosophy professor, and Brenin, his extraordinarily well-travelled wolf. More than just an exotic pet, Benin exerted an immense influence on Rowlands as both a person and strangely enough, as a philosopher, leading him to re-evaluate his attitude to love, happiness, nature and death.

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