Memoirs

Author: Desmond De Silva

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780704374423

Category: Lawyers

Page: 318

View: 1436


Rather His Own Man

Author: Geoffrey Robertson

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 0143784080

Category:

Page: 496

View: 6042

In this witty, engrossing and sometimes poignant memoir, a sequel to his best-selling The Justice Game, Australia?s inimitable Geoffrey Robertson charts his progress from pimply state schoolboy to top Old Bailey barrister and thence onwards and upwards to a leading role in the struggle for human rights throughout the world.He wryly observes the absurdities of growing up as one of 'Ming?s kids?; the passion of student protest in the sixties and his early crusades for 'Down Under-dogs?, before leaving on a Rhodes Scholarship to combat the British establishment, with the help of John Mortimer of 'Rumpole? fame. There are dramatic accounts of fighting for lives on death rows, freeing dissidents and taking on tyrants, armed only with a unique mind and a passion for justice - on display whenever he boomeranged back to Australia to conduct Geoffrey Robertson?s Hypotheticals.His is an amazing life story of David and Goliath battles - riveting, laugh-out-loud tales filled with romance and danger, featuring a cast of characters ranging from General Pinochet to Pee-Wee Herman; from Malcolm Turnbull to Mike Tyson; from Nigella Lawson to Kathy Lette and Julian Assange. Throughout his exploits - recounted here with irreverent humour and dashes of true wisdom - Geoffrey Robertson has remained determinedly independent and his own man. He has also, in respect of human rights, changed the way we think.

Animal QC

My Preposterous Life

Author: Gary Bell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781906308667

Category:

Page: 378

View: 9918

The true story of QC Gary Bell's riotous legal career, as discussed on BBC Breakfast.

Romance of the mango

the complete book of the king of fruits

Author: Kusum Budhwar

Publisher: Penguin Mass Market

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 290

View: 2481

With reference to the varieties of mango found in the Indian peninsula.

The Soup Book

Author: Sophie Grigson

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1405349123

Category: Cooking

Page: 352

View: 9686

Delicious soup recipes for the whole family Discover over 150 tried-and-tested soup recipes organised by ingredient. From Pasta and Noodles to Meat and Winter Vegetables, turn surplus food in your fridge into mouth-watering meals. Handy tips on preparation and cooking times, freezing advice, nutrition information and 'cheap eat' symbols will help you choose the best soup to whip up when. Step-by-step instructions make cooking simple, guiding you though all the essential techniques from pureeing to making stock. In a portable compact format, perfect for taking with you to the farmer's market.

Coyote Peterson’s Brave Adventures

Wild Animals in a Wild World

Author: Coyote Peterson

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 1633535789

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

View: 6173

Be Brave... Stay Wild! Animal Stories for Kids: Coyote Peterson's Brave Adventures: Wild Animals in a Wild World chronicles some of the wildest encounters Coyote Peterson has had over the course of his travels. The stories begin with his first snapping turtle catch as a kid and lead down a trail of incredible moments he and his camera crew have had while filming their Brave Wilderness shows. From a giant alligator that nearly caught Coyote in its bone crushing jaws, to an 800 pound Grizzly Bear that helped him teach the audience what to do and NOT do if you ever encounter one of these enormous predators in the wild, every tale is laced with fast paced action and daring adventure. With the presence of danger often looming for Coyote, each story reminds the reader that animals rule the wild places of this planet, and if we respect them from a safe distance, even the most frightening creatures are more likely to be afraid of us than we should ever be of them. Exciting animal stories for kids of all ages, this collection of short stories aims to give the reader a first-person perspective into some of Coyote’s most harrowing and heartwarming adventures.

Jeremy Hutchinson's Case Histories

From Lady Chatterley's Lover to Howard Marks

Author: Thomas Grant

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444799746

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

View: 1546

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA NON-FICTION DAGGER 'Thomas Grant has brought together Hutchinson's greatest legal hits, producing a fascinating episodic cultural history of post-war Britain that chronicles the end of deference and secrecy, and the advent of a more permissive society . . . Grant brings out the essence of each case, and Hutchinson's role, with clarity and wit' Ben Macintyre, The Times 'An excellent book . . . Grant recounts these trials in limpid prose which clarifies obscurities. A delicious flavouring of cool irony, which is so much more effective than hot indignation, covers his treatment of the small mindedness and cheapness behind some prosecutions' Richard Davenport-Hines, Guardian Born in 1915 into the fringes of the Bloomsbury Group, Jeremy Hutchinson went on to become the greatest criminal barrister of the 1960s, '70s and '80s. The cases of that period changed society for ever and Hutchinson's role in them was second to none. In Case Histories, Jeremy Hutchinson's most remarkable trials are examined, each one providing a fascinating look into Britain's post-war social, political and cultural history. Accessibly and entertainingly written, Case Histories provides a definitive account of Jeremy Hutchinson's life and work. From the sex and spying scandals which contributed to Harold Macmillan's resignation in 1963 and the subsequent fall of the Conservative government, to the fight against literary censorship through his defence of Lady Chatterley's Lover and Fanny Hill, Hutchinson was involved in many of the great trials of the period. He defended George Blake, Christine Keeler, Great Train robber Charlie Wilson, Kempton Bunton (the only man successfully to 'steal' a picture from the National Gallery), art 'faker' Tom Keating, and Howard Marks who, in a sensational defence, was acquitted of charges relating to the largest importation of cannabis in British history. He also prevented the suppression of Bernardo Bertolucci's notorious film Last Tango in Paris and did battle with Mary Whitehouse when she prosecuted the director of the play Romans in Britain. Above all else, Jeremy Hutchinson's career, both at the bar and later as a member of the House of Lords, has been one devoted to the preservation of individual liberty and to resisting the incursions of an overbearing state. Case Histories provides entertaining, vivid and revealing insights into what was really going on in those celebrated courtroom dramas that defined an age, as well as painting a picture of a remarkable life. To listen to Jeremy Hutchinson being interviewed by Helena Kennedy on BBC Radio 4's A Law Unto Themselves, please follow the link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04d4cpv You can also listen to him on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs with Kirsty Young: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03ddz8m

I Am Malala

Author: Malala Yousafzai

Publisher: Gollancz

ISBN: 9781474603584

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 2670

*Winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize* When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, 9 October 2012, she almost paid the ultimate price when she was shot in the head at point-blank range. Malala Yousafzai's extraordinary journey has taken her from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations. She has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and is the youngest ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. I Am Malala will make you believe in the power of one person's voice to inspire change in the world.

Crash Bang Wallop

The Inside Story of London s Big Bang and a Financial Revolution that Changed the World

Author: Iain Martin

Publisher: Sceptre

ISBN: 9781473625068

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 4126

The one book you need to read if you want to understand the financial world. For fans of Michael Lewis's THE BIG SHORT and Andrew Ross Sorkin's TOO BIG TO FAIL, CRASH BANG WALLOP tells the gripping story of the most daring financial experiment in modern history. Big Bang was the dramatic moment in October 1986 when London became a testing ground for a new type of global finance. It embodied a wider revolution and the birth of a new age of fully electronic trading, transcontinental commerce and wealth creation on a titanic scale. Big Bang had huge repercussions not just for the world of finance but for culture, society, attitudes to money and value, and how ordinary people around the world lived and worked. These changes mark the moment the modern world was born. Published on the 30th anniversary of Big Bang, Crash Bang Wallop is the definitive, unflinching story of what really happened during one of the most daring and ambitious financial experiments in history. Drawing on deep archival research and exclusive new interviews, Iain Martin expertly charts the rich history of the City and explores the dramatic upheavals of the '80s and their consequences. In an afterword titled 'The Fate of the City and the Future of Money', Martin assesses what is next for the City in the wake of Brexit and on the eve of the next revolution in global finance. For anyone who wants to understand money, markets or the men and women behind it all, this timely, entertaining and revealing work is essential reading.

Karma Gone Bad

How I Learned to Love Mangos, Bollywood and Water Buffalo

Author: Jenny Feldon

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402284225

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 1456

Made in America. Outsourced to India. At Home with Herself? A charming yet honest memoir of one Upper West side housewife who finds herself saying good-bye to Starbucks and all her notions of "home" when she and her husband are outsourced to Hyderabad. Jenny Feldon imagined life in India as a glitzy yoga whirlwind. Instead she found buffalo-related traffic jams. Jenny struggled to fight the depression, bitterness, and anger as her sense of self and her marriage began to unravel. And it was all India's fault—wasn't it? Equally frustrating, revealing, and amusing, this is the true story of an accidental housewife trapped in the third world.

Men

Author: Marie Darrieussecq,Penny Hueston

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781911231028

Category:

Page: 262

View: 7340

With her characteristic intensity, edginess and humour, Marie Darrieussecq explores female desire, what it means to be a woman. Solange was a provincial teenager in All the Way (Text, 2014, also available); now in her thirties, she's not a great mother, is a mediocre actress, but in Hollywood she falls for a charismatic actor, Kouhouesso, who wants to direct a movie of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness - in Africa.

Breath, Eyes, Memory

Author: Edwidge Danticat

Publisher: Soho Press

ISBN: 1616955023

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 6207

The 20th anniversary edition of Edwidge Danticat's groundbreaking debut, now an established classic--revised and with a new introduction by the author, and including extensive bonus materials At the age of twelve, Sophie Caco is sent from her impoverished Haitian village to New York to be reunited with a mother she barely remembers. There she discovers secrets that no child should ever know, and a legacy of shame that can be healed only when she returns to Haiti--to the women who first reared her. What ensues is a passionate journey through a landscape charged with the supernatural and scarred by political violence. In her stunning literary debut, Danticat evokes the wonder, terror, and heartache of her native Haiti--and the enduring strength of Haiti's women--with vibrant imagery and narrative grace that bear witness to her people's suffering and courage.

Fishing In Utopia

Author: Andrew Brown

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 1847085679

Category: Travel

Page: 272

View: 7134

From the 1960s to the 1980s, Sweden was an affluent, egalitarian country envied around the world. Refugees were welcomed, even misfit young Englishmen could find a place there. Andrew Brown spent part of his childhood in Sweden during the 1960s. In the 1970s he married a Swedish woman and worked in a timber mill while helping to raise their small son. Fishing became his passion and his escape. In the mid-1980s his marriage and the country fell apart. The Prime Minister was assassinated. The welfare system crumbled along with the industries that had supported it. Twenty years later, Andrew Brown travelled the length of Sweden in search of the country he had loved, and then hated, and now found he loved again.

Bombay Ice

Author: Leslie Forbes

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780225512

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 9591

A wonderful first novel which dramatically combines the suspense of a gripping literary thriller with a meditation on the nature of scientific chaos Roz Benegal, a feisty young BBC researcher, goes to India to pick up the threads of her life there (she spent part of her childhood growing up in Kerala). She goes to Bombay to visit her sister Miranda, who is married to a prominent Bollywood film director, Prosper. Roz arrives to news headlines announcing the deaths of 8 eunuchs in four months and to rumours that her sister's husband may have murdered his first wife Maya, a film star past her prime. Not satisfied to leave the investigations of these allegations to the Indian police, Roz Benegal begins a dangerous search for the truth. Interwoven with this utterly gripping detective story is a remarkable layering of knowledge gleaned from old books on storms, the monsoon, poisons and magical transformations, the narrator's fascination with chaos theory and her passionate interest in fate.

Curry Easy

Author: Madhur Jaffrey

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144640708X

Category: Cooking

Page: 272

View: 4796

In this delicious collection of recipes, Madhur Jaffrey shows us that Indian food need not be complicated or involve hours in the kitchen. Take a few well chosen spices and readily available ingredients, and in a few easy steps you can make a delicious prawn curry from Goa; succulent chicken baked in an almond and onion sauce; hearty Sri Lankan beef with coconut milk; a creamy potato and pea curry; tasty swiss chard stir fried with ginger and garlic; and a spicy dip with beans (canned of course), cumin, chillies and lime. With over 175 clear, accessible and simple recipes, this mouthwatering cookbook is as beautifully written as her bestselling Ultimate Curry Bible, and is fully illustrated throughout with gorgeous colour photography. Whether you are cooking curry for the first time or have plenty of culinary experience and are looking for quick and easy recipe ideas, Madhur Jaffrey brings you all the tastes of India with the minimum of work.

Oryx and Crake

Author: Margaret Atwood

Publisher: Virago Press

ISBN: 9780349004068

Category: Dystopias

Page: 436

View: 5837

Pigs might not fly but they are strangely altered. So, for that matter, are wolves and racoons. A man, once named Jimmy, lives in a tree, wrapped in old bedsheets, now calls himself Snowman. The voice of Oryx, the woman he loved, teasingly haunts him. And the green-eyed Children of Crake are, for some reason, his responsibility. 'In Jimmy, Atwood has created a great character: a tragic-comic artist of the future, part buffoon, part Orpheus. An adman who's a sad man; a jealous lover who's in perpetual mourning; a fantasist who can only remember the past' - Independent 'Gripping and remarkably imagined' - London Review of Books

Pirate Cinema

Author: Cory Doctorow

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 1781167478

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 4792

When Trent McCauley's obsession for making movies by reassembling footage from popular films causes his home's internet to be cut off, it nearly destroys his family. Shamed, Trent runs away to London. A new bill threatens to criminalize even harmless internet creativity. Things look bad, but the powers-that-be haven't entirely reckoned with the power of a gripping movie to change people's minds...

Beyond Bawa

Author: David Robson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 264

View: 9339

Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa was among the most influential figures in south Asia in the latter half of the 20th century. This book considers his continuing influence through the work of contemporary architects working in the region. The book has two sections. The first, an overview of Bawa and his contribution to contemporary architecture, presents material that has come to light since the publication of his 2002 monograph. The main section is the presentation of twenty-four contemporary architects, ranging from well-known practitioners such as Australian Kerry Hill to local talents such as Anjalendran, and works they have created over the past ten years that reveal the long-lasting significance of Bawa's unique approach to building and the landscape. Contains 600 illustrations, 377 in colour.