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1. The Ayyubid Era Art and Architecture in Medieval Syria - Abd al-Razzaq MoazYasser TabbaaZena Takieddine

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This new MWNF Travel Book was conceived not long before the war started. All texts refer to the pre-war situation and are our expression of hope that Syria, a land that witnessed the evolution of civilisation since the beginnings of human history, may soon become a place of peace and the driving force behind a new and peaceful beginning for the entire region. Bilad al-Sham testifies to a thorough and strategic programme of urban reconstruction and reunification during the 12th and 13th centuries. Amidst a period of fragmentation, visionary leadership came with the Atabeg Nur al-Din Zangi. He revived Syria's cities as safe havens to restore order. His most agile Kurdish general, Salah al-Din (Saladin), assumed power after he died and unified Egypt and Sham into one force capable of re-conquering Jerusalem from the Crusaders. The Ayyubid Empire flourished and continued the policy of patronage. Though short-lived, this era held long-lasting resonance for the region. Its recognisable architectural aesthetic - austere, yet robust and perfected ‒ survived until modern times.

The Ayyubid Era: Art and Architecture in Medieval Syria describes eight thematic Itineraries including, among others, the cities of Damascus, Bosra, Homs, Hama, Aleppo and Raqqa.

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2. At The Winthorp's - Barry Maharaj

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CHILDREN'S STORY BOOK - At The Winthorp's At The Winthorp's is for ages 5-8 with 13 pages of good reading and a fullfilling story also 5 pages of exciting and fun activities : 1)Puzzle 2)Riddles 3)Learn to draw 4)Connect the dots & Color by numbers 5)colorings

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3. Show +M2: An Open Submission Exhibition - Bruce McLean

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4. Playlisted Everything You Need to Know about Australian Music Right Now (Large Print 16pt) - Craig Mathieson

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Featuring Powder finger, Kylie, The Presets, The Drones, Silver chair, Jet, INXS, Sarah Blasko, Eskimo Joe, The Veronicas, The Living End, Australian Crawl, You Am I, Delta Goodrem and many more, Play listed takes the pulse of Australian rock-n-roll with a series of short, sharp chapters from leading music journalist Craig Mathieson. Smart, opinionated, funny and often controversial, each chapter launches from a single significant track on an illuminating musical journey into an underrated album or an overrated career. It's neither encyclopaedic nor heavy handed, preferring to cut to the chase while mixing together rock stars and pop princesses, artists and frauds. It will have you digging through your music collection, and searching out the new acts discovered within.

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5. Schulz and Peanuts LP: A Biography - David Michaelis

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6. To Heal the Earth: Selected Writings of Ian L. McHarg - Ian McHarg

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7. Kings of Madison Avenue The Unofficial Guide to Mad Men (Large Print 16pt) - Jesse McLean

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Mad Men beguiles like a Christmas catalog of all the forbidden vices ... a sleek, hard - boiled drama with a soft, satirical core.''
- New York Times ''The year's best new show.''
- Time Magazine ''If this is the future of TV, the future's looking good.''
- USA TodayNot since a certain mob boss battled anxiety attacks has a series tapped into the zeitgeist with such speed. And yet, this sophisticated show about 1960s Madison Avenue advertising house Sterling Cooper has surpassed even The Sopranos in cultural resonance. From critical reviews that swoon over the elegant storytelling to fashion designs that pay homage to the sleek sensibility, everyone is talking about Mad Men. Fans of creator Matthew Weiner's show enjoy not only the high - calibre storytelling but the ironic view of recent history. As such, they thirst for a companion volume that will deepen their understanding and appreciation of the show. Kings of Madison Avenue provides detailed episode guides, cast biographies, and rich sidebar content (how to party like the Mad Men and a travel itinerary for the perfect Mad Men Manhattan weekend). But because the fans of this show are also connoisseurs of history, this book offers further historical context not often available in companion guides, such as influences of the show (Sex & the Single Girl author Helen Gurley Brown, Revolutionary Road's Richard Yates, Billy Wilder's The Apartment), or historical touchstones intertwined in the storylines (the landmark ''Think Small'' Volkswagen Beetle campaign, the Nixon/Kennedy presidential campaign, the creation of Lucky Strike's ''It's toasted'' slogan). A series that not only sketches the cultural landscape with skill but has also taken a place in that very landscape requires a guide that reflects the breadth and depth of this effect. Kings of Madison Avenue: The Unofficial Guide to Mad Men is just that book.

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8. One Way or Another The Story of a Girl Who Loved Rock Stars (Large Print 16pt) - Nikki McWatters

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I looked down at this man who adorned the bedroom walls of girls all over the world. His eyes were spinning, his makeup was melting and he had the goofiest grin on his handsome face. This was what the Vulture Club was about. This was fun. This was as rock and roll as it got. I was bedding this rock god on behalf of every teenage girl who had ever imagined doing exactly this - and it felt fantastic. In 1981, fifteen - year - old Nikki McWatters is living in a Gold Coast suburb, dragging herself through humdrum schooldays and dreaming of losing her virginity to a rock star. With three friends she starts the Vulture Club for aspiring groupies - and so begins a festival of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. By day Nikki is a dutiful student; by night she collects rock stars, crawling out her bedroom window and sneaking backstage to meet the band. As Nikki gets older, her conquests get bigger and the stakes get higher. Soon she finds herself in Sydney, chasing an acting career and carousing with her idols. From Australian Crawl to INXS, Pseudo Echo to Duran Duran, she is living her teenage dream - but is the groupie life all it's cracked up to be? One Way or Another is a rollicking ride through a world of pub rock, big hair, wild nights and mornings after. With irrepressible humour and a bulging little black book, Nikki McWatters recalls an age when everything seemed possible - even if everything wasn't such a good idea.

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9. Vindaguar's Prophecy - Patrick Madden

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A young boy, Gwydion, roams across the mountain in Blaenafon, South Wales. Who would think that such an innocent act would lead him to a chance meeting with a wizard called Bleddwyn and send him on an adventure that would change his life forever. An adventure that would take him from his grandfather's farm and his job in the Blaenafon ironworks, across seas and oceans, to lands far away, in an attempt to fulfill a prophecy left centuries ago by the instigator of wizardry-Vindaguar. In making this journey, will Gwydion be able to settle the feud between the wizard Bleddwyn and the mighty wizard, Brynmoroc? To help Gwydion with his quest, he has to find the girl with the all-seeing eyes. Who is this girl? Promises were made to Bleddwyn before he set out. Will he now be able to keep them? But who is Bleddwyn? Who is the mighty Brynmoroc? Will finding the beautiful, all-seeing Lucia help or hinder him? Is Lucia who she seems to be? As they travel together to lands far away and encounter dangers both real and from the world of magic, will they succeed? Or will broken promises put the fulfillment of the prophecy at risk and lead them to encounter the wrath of the feuding wizards?

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10. Radio Sound Effects: Who Did it, and How, in the Era of Live Bro - Robert L. Mott

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11. Daniel Craig The Biography Of Britain's Best Actor (Large Print 16pt) - Sarah Marshall

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He's charismatic, talented and extremely sexy. His breathtaking performance as the latest James Bond won him legions of fans and proved that, as well as being an outstanding actor, he coud cut it as an action hero and redefine a cinematic icon to huge critical acclaim. This year, he will be thrust into the spotlight once more as he takes the lead role in the hotly anticipated remake of Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Having attended London's prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama, he hit the big time when he secured a role in the award - winning BBC drama Our Friends in the North. His subsequent roles in Layer Cake and Munich have cemented his position as one of the UK's finest actors.

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12. Greasepaint and Cordite How Ensa Entertained the Troops During World War II (Large Print 16pt) - Andy Merriman

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Once the Second World War had broken out, it soon became clear that morale would be crucial in the military effectiveness of our armed forces. And so was born the Entertainment National Services Association, or ENSA - to send the nation's best singers, dancers, musicians and comedians, from Noel Coward to Gracie Fields, to entertain the troops, however far away they might be. Over the course of the war ENSA gave their first break to such postwar stars as Tommy Cooper and Frankie Howerd, as well as enshrining the young Vera Lynn forever as the forces' sweetheart. When Allied troops landed in Normandy in 1944, George Formby followed close behind, while a distinguished troupe under Laurence Olivier was performing Shakespeare to British soldiers in Hamburg within weeks of the German surrender. Now, Andrew Merriman has talked to surviving ENSA veterans from Vera Lynn to Dame Beryl Grey, to piece together the extraordinary adventures of the ordinary men and women sent out across the world - even to inhospitable, dangerous Burma - whose contribution to the war effort was song, dance and laughter.

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13. A Christmas Carol (Large Print 16pt) - Grace Moore

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A Christmas Carol is designed to help secondary English students understand and analyse the text. This comprehensive study guide to Charles Dickens' novel contains detailed character and chapter analysis and explores genre, structure, themes and language. Essay questions and sample answers help to prepare students for creating written responses to the text.

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14. Animal Farm Insight Text Guide (Large Print 16pt) - Catriona Mills

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Animal Farm is designed to help secondary English students understand and analyse the text. This comprehensive study guide to George Orwell's novella contains detailed character and chapter analysis and explores genre, structure, themes and language. Essay questions and sample answers help to prepare students for creating written responses to the text.

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15. A Very Courageous Decision The Inside Story of Yes Minister (Large Print 16pt) - Graham McCann

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The behind - the - scenes story of one of the most successful and admired sitcoms of the 1980s In 1977 the BBC commissioned a new satirical sitcom set in Whitehall. Production of its first series was stalled, however, by the death throes of Jim Callaghan's Labour government and the 'Winter of Discontent'; Auntie being unwilling to broadcast such an overtly political comedy until after the general election of 1979. That Yes Minister should have been delayed by the very events that helped bring Margaret Thatcher to power is, perhaps, fitting. Over three series from 1980 - and two more as Yes, Prime Minister until 1988 - the show mercilessly lampooned the vanity, self - interest and incompetence of our so - called public servants, making its hapless minister Jim Hacker and his scheming Permanent Secretary Sir Humphrey two of the most memorable characters British comedy has ever produced. The new prime minister professed it her favourite television programme - a 'textbook' on the State in inaction - and millions of British viewers agreed. In the years since Yes Minister has become a national treasure: Sir Humphrey's slippery circumlocutions have entered the lexicon, regularly quoted by political commentators, and the series' cynical vision of government seems as credible now as it did thirty years ago. Much of this success can be credited to its writers, Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn, who drew on their contacts in Westminster to rework genuine political folly as situation comedy. Storylines that seemed absurd to the public were often rooted in actual events - so much so that they occasionally attracted the scrutiny of Whitehall mandarins. In A Very Courageous Decision acclaimed entertainment historian Graham McCann goes in search of the real political fiascos that inspired Yes Minister. Drawing on fresh interviews with cast, crew, politicians and admirers, he reveals how a subversive satire captured the mood of its time to become one of the most cherished sitcoms of Thatcher's Britain.

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