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Sawdust Castles : A Memoir

By Khan, Omar

Karachi, Pakistan: BBCL Publications, 2016. "Sawdust Castles has its roots in the forced migration of the author's parents when India and Pakistan were partitioned in 1947. It is a story abiout the experiences of a family who abandoned the place Bareilly, India, where their cultural identity had flourished for centuies. It is a narrative of the many miseries inflicted upon them by migration, and the pain of their crippled hopes and fractured dreams, the undignified circumstanes they endured and the sufferings they braved as as they struggled to survive in Pakistan. 330p. plates Author inscription [The author became an actor, playwright, TV producer as well as a respected international banker wwho now lives in Toronto] . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover. New/New.

$75.00

The Bayeux Tapestry and the Norman Invasion

By William of Poitiers & Thorpe, Lewis

London: Folio Society, 1973. With an introduction and a translation from the contemporary account of William of Poitiers by Lewis Thorpe. Coloured plates of the tapestry [in sections] 110p. bibliography . 1st Edition, Second Impression. Hardcover. Very Good.

$10.00

Prehistoric Avebury
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Prehistoric Avebury

By Burl, Aubrey

New Haven: Yale University Press, 1979. "In this highly readable book Aubrey Burl carefully sifts the rich archaeological and historical evidence that is available about the Avebury monuments and their builders to present a comprehensive and convincing picture of the life of the primitive communities who erected these massive structures nearly 5000 years ago." 275p. illus bibliography index. Large format heavy volume. First Edition.. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good, Slight Chips.

$25.00

From Reliable Sources: An Introduction to Historical Methods
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From Reliable Sources: An Introduction to Historical Methods

By Howell, Martha & Prevenier, Walter

Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2001. "...A lively introduction to historical methodology, an overview of the techniques historians must master in order to reconstruct the past. Its focus on the basics of source criticism, rather than on how to find references or on the process of writing, makes it an invaluable guide for all students of history and for anyone who must extract meaning from written and unwritten sources.[it explores] the methods employed by historians to establish the reliability of materials; how they choose, authenticate, decode, compare, and, finally, interpret those sources. Illustrating their discussion with examples from the distant past as well as more contemporary events, they pay particular attention to recent information media, such as television, film, and videotape.2207p. bibliography.index The authors do not subscribe to the positivist belief that the historian can attain objective and total knowledge of the past. Instead, they argue that each generation of historians develops its own perspective, and that our understanding of the past is constantly reshaped by the historian and the world he or she inhabits. A substantially revised and updated edition of Prevenier's Uit goede bron, originally published in Belgium and now in its seventh edition, From Reliable Sources also provides a survey of western historiography and an extensive research bibliography.. 1st US Edition. Softcover. New.

$20.00

The Flight of Ikaros : Travels in Greece During a Civil War

By Andrews,Kevin

London: Penguin, 1984. Personal account of the author's experiences in Greece at the end of the Civil War "Somehow Andrews managed to cut through the traditional barriers of hospitality and suspicion. In becomiung god-brother to a shepherd clan, or hearing the terrifying story of Papastavros, the village priest, or in his unlikely friendship with the charming and violent Kostandi, he experienced all the ferocity, wamnth, delicacy and impatience of the Greek people whom ... he captures alive on the page' 231Pp. First Pub. 1958. (has remainder mark) . Reprint. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$12.50

The Disappeared
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The Disappeared

By Echlin, Kim

London: Hamish Hamilton, 2009. After more than 30 years Anne Greves feels compelled to break her silence about her first lover, and a treacherous pursuit across Cambodia's killing fields. Once she was a motherless girl from taciturn immigrant stock. Defying fierce opposition, she falls in love with Serey, a gentle rebel and exiled musician. She's still only 16 when he leaves her in their Montreal flat to return to Cambodia And, after a decade without word, she abandons everything to search for him in the bars of Phnom Penh, a city traumatized by the Khmer Rouge slaughter. Against all odds the lovers are reunited, and in a political country where tranquil rice paddies harbour the bones of the massacred, Anne pieces together a new life with Serey. But there are wounds that love cannot heal, and some mysteries too dangerous to know. And when Serey disappears again, Anne discovers a story she cannot bear. Haunting, vivid, elegiac ...at once a battle cry and a piercing lamentation, for truth, for love. . Signed by Author. 1st UK Edition.. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$20.00

Edward Lear : The Life of a Wanderer

By Noakes, Vivien

London: Collins, 1968. 359p, illus. bibliography, index. Map on endpapers. 1st UK Ed. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine - Price Clipped.

$30.00

Tunnel Toronto Moscow : A Cold-War Adventure Based on Actual Experience

By Prokich, Alex

Beamsville. Ontario: Alexprokich, 1991. Adventure novel by a Serbian Canadian author with a hero specializes in extracting refugees from behind the Iron Curtain.. Signed by Author. 1st Canadian Edition.. Softcover. Fine.

$20.00

The Texture of a Land

Montreal: Pierre Des Marais Inc., 1967. From the colophon : This allbum was created and produced in our Montreal printing shops at 225 Roy Street East in the Year One Thousand Nine Hundred and Sixty-Seven to mark the Centennal of Canada's Confederation. Standard and process colour sections were lithographed from our own colour separations reproduced with ou new HS-180 process on Kromekotes 160M paper from Champion Papers Ltd, with end sheets of Parchkin and bound with fine Novolex Linen. All text matter was set in Optima Type. Unpaginated. . 1st Can Ed. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine.

$15.00

Safe Haven: The Refugee Experience of Five Families (Ethnocultural Voices Series)

By McLuhan, Elizabeth [ed]

Toronto: Multicultural Historical Society of, 1995. A collection of the oral testimonies of five faamilies wwo came to Canada from Czechoslovakia, Chile, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and Somalia. 231p. illus.. 1st Canadian Edition.. Softcover. Fine.

$22.50

Gjuetari I Balonave / The Kite Runner

By Hosseini, Khaled

Tirana: OMSCA-1, 2003. Translation of "The Kite Runner" onto Albanian by Ledia Agolli. 369p. . First Thus. Softcover. Very Good.

$22.50

Ionia : A Quest

By Stark,Freya

London: Century, 1988. Wonderful descriptions of the ancient classical sites of the western coast of Asia Minor (before it was developed as a tourist destination) "In the autumn of 1952 I travelled about the western coasts of Asia Minor, and counted, at the end, fifty five ruined sites that I had visited: in only one of them - and that was Pergamum - had I met another tourist, sightseeing like myself. . . . A great longing came to me to know more, and to bring a living image out of these dots and dashes of the past." Re-issue of the text originally published by John Murray 1956. 263p. plates.bibliography.index. Review copy ? with stamp of Canadian distributor, else near fine. Facsimile Reprint.. Pbk. Very Good.

$15.00

Il Sapore Della Mia Terra

By Ardizzi, Maria J

Toronto: Toma Publishing, 1984. Novel by Italian Canadian writer. 262p. . 1st Can Ed.. Softcover. As New.

$30.00

Diegemata Tis Photias

By Pushkin, Alexander S

Athens: Ekdoseis Korontzi, 1978. Neat tight copy. Pages untrimmed - so apparently never read! Usual marks of library ownership. [No copy in WorldCcat]. First Thus.. Softcover. Very Good. Ex-Library.

$25.00

A Season of Opera: From Orpheus to Ariadne
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A Season of Opera: From Orpheus to Ariadne

By Lee, M. Owen

Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2000. Father Owen Lee is internationally known for his intermission commentaries featured during the Saturday afternoon broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. A Season of Opera: gathers together for the first time Father Lee's best broadcast and cassette commentaries, public lectures, and articles on twenty-three works for the musical stage. The essays range from the pioneering Orpheus of Monteverdi to the forward-looking Ariadne of Richard Strauss. Included are Father Lee's famous discussions of Mozart's Magic Flute and Beethoven's Fidelio, Verdi's La Traviata and Falstaff, Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, and Poulenc's Dialogues of the Carmelites. The concluding chapter, originally published as the lead article in The Opera Quarterly's special issue on the end of the twentieth century, is a thought-provoking forecast of opera's future. Recommendations for further reading, CD recordings, and videos are also included. 241p. index. First Ediiton.. Hardcover. New/New.

$25.00

Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare?
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Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare?

By Shapiro, James

New York: Simon & Schuster, 2010. For more than two hundred years after William Shakespeare's death, no one doubted that he had written his plays. Since then, however, dozens of candidates have been proposed for the authorship of what is generally agreed to be the finest body of work by a writer in the English language. In this remarkable book, Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro explains when and why so many people began to question whether Shakespeare wrote his plays. Among the doubters have been such writers and thinkers as Sigmund Freud, Henry James, Mark Twain, and Helen Keller. It is a fascinating story, replete with forgeries, deception, false claimants, ciphers and codes, conspiracy theories—and a stunning failure to grasp the power of the imagination. As Contested Will makes clear, much more than proper attribution of Shakespeare’s plays is at stake in this authorship controversy. Underlying the arguments over whether Christopher Marlowe, Francis Bacon, or the Earl of Oxford wrote Shakespeare’s plays are fundamental questions about literary genius, specifically about the relationship of life and art. Are the plays (and poems) of Shakespeare a sort of hidden autobiography? Do Hamlet, Macbeth, and the other great plays somehow reveal who wrote them? Shapiro is the first Shakespeare scholar to examine the authorship controversy and its history in this way, explaining what it means, why it matters, and how it has persisted despite abundant evidence that William Shakespeare of Stratford wrote the plays attributed to him. This is a brilliant historical investigation that will delight anyone interested in Shakespeare and the literary imagination. 252p/bibliography. index. 1st US Edition. Hardcover. New/New.

$15.00

Ask Sir James : Life of Sir James Reid, for 20 Years Personal Physician to Queen Victoria

By Reid, Michaela

London,: Hodder & Stoughton, 1987. A fascinating biograohy Sir James Reid, personal physician to Queen Victoria well illustrated with contemporary photographs of the family and royal household.r 315p.illus, Glossary index. 1st UK Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Fine.

$15.00

Ionia : A Quest

By Stark,Freya

London: Century, 1988. Wonderful descriptions of the ancient classical sites of the western coast of Asia Minor (before it was developed as a tourist destination) "In the autumn of 1952 I travelled about the western coasts of Asia Minor, and counted, at the end, fifty five ruined sites that I had visited: in only one of them - and that was Pergamum - had I met another tourist, sightseeing like myself. . . . A great longing came to me to know more, and to bring a living image out of these dots and dashes of the past." Re-issue of the text originally published by John Murray 1956. 263p. plates.bibliography.index.Text crisp and tight - looks unread - slight scuffing to paper covers, else near fine.. Facsimile Reprint.. Pbk. Near Fine.

$15.00

Bazgasht : Traditonal Methods And Modern Practices

By Khan, Ali Adil & Mahmood, Asma Arshad

Mississauga: Art Gallery of Mississauga, 2009. A revival of miniature painting s from the sub-continent "A contemporary miniature show that brings together the work of some prominent South Asian miniature artists who have taken the traditional practice into contemporary themes" 63p. illus [col.] bibliography. First Edition. Softcover. New.

$20.00

Hope's War
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Hope's War

By Skrypuch, Marsha Forchuk

Toronto: Boardwalk / Dundurn Press, 2001. Kataryna Baliuk, a gifted fine arts student, is hoping to have a fresh start at Cawthra School for the Arts after a less-than-successful year at the neighbouring Catholic high school. But her hopes for a peaceful Grade 10 are shattered when she comes home from her first day at Cawthra and finds the RCMP interrogating her grandfather, Danylo Feschuk. Kat learns that Danylo is accused of being a policeman for the Nazis in World War II Ukraine, and what's worse, he is suspected of having participated in atrocities against civilians. When the story is exposed in the local newspaper, Kat and her family become the centre of a media storm. Her grades in school and her relationships with friends suffer. Her only support comes from her family and Ian, a classmate with whom she discovers she has more in common than just artistic promise.. Signed by Author. Softcover. Very Good.

$12.00

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