Browsing posts tagged: Societies
Whatever Happened To…?

The latest book by Canada’s Trivia Guys is an entertaining where-are-they-now look at the fate of some 100 celebrities, newsmakers, and significant artifacts from this country’s past. Lake Ontario swimmer Marilyn Bell, CFL legend Russ Jackson, Canada’s first automobile, and Roger Woodward, a boy who survived the waters of Niagara Falls more than 40 years […]

The Steptoe and Son Quiz Book

Those world famous rag and bone men – Albert and Harold Steptoe are back in this original and entertaining quiz book based on the award winning BBC TV sitcom. The show’s’ creators and writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson have penned an exclusive ‘Foreword’ to sit alongside the six hundred questions that cover all 57 […]

101 Amazing Daniel Radcliffe Facts

Daniel Radcliffe rose to fame in the lead role of the Harry Potter films, and quickly became a firm favourite of fans across the world. From the saviour of the wizarding world to his horror debut in The Woman in Black, Daniel has proved himself to be a box office draw time and time again.This […]

The Theatre and the State in Singapore

This book provides a comprehensive examination of the contemporary English-language theatre field in Singapore. It describes Singapore theatre as a politically dynamic field that is often a site for struggle and resistance against state orthodoxy, and how the cultural policies of the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) have shaped Singapore theatre. The book traces such […]

Kuan-yin

By far one of the most important objects of worship in the Buddhist traditions, the bodhisattva Avalokitesvara is regarded as the embodiment of compassion. He has been widely revered throughout the Buddhist countries of Asia since the early centuries of the Common Era. While he was closely identified with the royalty in South and Southeast […]

The Buddha: A Very Short Introduction

Michael Carrithers guides us through the complex and sometimes conflicting information that Buddhist texts give about the life and teaching of the Buddha. He discusses the social and political background of India in the Buddha’s time, and traces the development of his thought. He also assesses the rapid and widespread assimilation of Buddhism and its […]

Summer of the Seventeenth Doll

Every summer Roo and Barney have come down from their work in the Queensland canefields to the Carlton house they share with Olive and Nancy for an annual celebration of love and laughter. But this year Nancy has deserted the house to get married, and Pearl has taken her place… Ray Lawler’s brawny canecutters, and […]