The powerful true story based on John Bayley's novels that earned Jim Broadbent (Moulin Rouge) an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Judi Dench (Elizabeth) a BAFTA Award for Best Leading Actress and Kate Winslet (Titanic) an Academy Award nomination ..
This groundbreaking work describes the historical origins of the Tantric movement in early medieval India. Drawing on primary documents -- translated into English for the first time from Sanskrit, Prakrit, and Bengali -- Davidson shows how changes in medie..
As if to prove his witty claim that ''sunshine is the new noir,'' offers one superb specimen, ''Whiteout on Van Buren,'' in which [author] Don Winslow makes skillful use of a city street at high noon to provide the p..
Catherine Cookson was born Catherine McMullen in 1906. Her life began in poverty and she grew up believing her real mother was her sister. In a life that could have been taken from any of her own novels Catherine aspired to achieve more than many of her t..
Excerpt: ... ways or embraced a contretemps; what a funny time to travel. Likely catch the croup and be down sick on Mary''s hands the first thing, said Mis'' Moran. It''s a pity it ain''t the Spring of the year. Mis..