The Selfish Society

How We All Forgot to Love One Another and Made Money Instead
Author: Sue Gerhardt
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Limited
ISBN: 9781847396761
Category: Psychology
Page: 400
View: 9405

Author and respected psychologist Sue Gerhardt goes to the heart of the causes of broken Britain Ambitious and wide-ranging, The Selfish Society reveals the vital importance of understanding our early emotional lives, arguing that by focusing on the attention we give to our young children we can create a better society. Open any newspaper, and what do you find? Violence and crime, child abuse and neglect, expenses scandals, addiction, fraud, and corruption, environmental melt-down. Is Britain indeed broken? How did modern society get to this point? Who is to blame? How can we change? We have come to inhabit a culture of selfish individualism which has confused material well-being with happiness. As society became bigger and more competitive, working life was cut off from child-rearing and the new economics ignored people's emotional needs. We have lived with this culture so long that it is hard to imagine it being any different. Yet we are now at a turning point where the need for change is becoming urgent. If we are to build a more reflective and collaborative society, Gerhardt argues, we need to support the caring qualities that are learnt in early life and integrate them into our political and economic thinking. Inspiring and thought-provoking, The Selfish Society sets out a roadmap to a more positive and compassionate future.

Jane Bown

A Lifetime of Looking
Author: Jane Bown,Dodd, Luke
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781783350858
Page: 288
View: 8552

This is the definitive monograph of the legendary British photographer Jane Bown.

John Chillingworth, Picture Post Photographer

Author: N.A
Publisher: Dewi Lewis Pub
ISBN: 9781907893438
Category: Photography
Page: 96
View: 5844

Picture Post, the UK’s best known illustrated magazine was launched 75 years ago in October 1938 and ran for almost twenty years. It was massively popular and at its peak had a circulation of just under two million copies. At the age of 22, John Chillingworth was the youngest member of the ‘star’ team of photographic journalists on the magazine. Although John Chillingworth’s images are still reproduced in publications around the world, this is his first monograph and features a wide range of photographs, primarily taken during his Picture Post years.

The Illuminations

A Novel
Author: Andrew O'Hagan
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374712735
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
View: 6649

Longlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize The Illuminations, the fifth novel from Andrew O'Hagan, a writer "of astonishingly assured gifts" (The New York Times Book Review), is a work of deeply charged beauty--and one that demonstrates, with poignancy and power, that no matter how we look at it, there is no such thing as an ordinary life. Anne Quirk's life is built on stories--the lies she was told by the man she loved and the fictions she told herself to survive. Nobody remembers Anne now, but in her youth she was an artistic pioneer, a creator of groundbreaking documentary photographs. Her beloved grandson Luke, a captain with the Royal West Fusiliers in the British army, has inherited her habit of transforming reality. When his mission in Afghanistan goes horribly wrong, he returns to Scotland, where the secrets that have shaped his family begin to emerge. He and Anne set out to confront a mystery from her past among the Blackpool Illuminations--the dazzling lights that brighten the seaside town as the season turns to winter.

The Tiger in the Smoke

Art and Culture in Post-War Britain
Author: Lynda Nead
Publisher: Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
ISBN: 9780300214604
Category: Art and society
Page: 416
View: 6873

Taking an interdisciplinary approach that looks at film, television, and commercial advertisements as well as more traditional media such as painting, The Tiger in the Smoke provides an unprecedented analysis of the art and culture of post-war Britain. Art historian Lynda Nead presents fascinating insights into how the Great Fogs of the 1950s influenced the newfound fashion for atmospheric cinematic effects. She also discusses how the widespread use of color in advertisements was part of an increased ideological awareness of racial differences. Tracing the parallel ways that different media developed new methods of creating images that variously harkened back to Victorian ideals, agitated for modern innovations, or redefined domesticity, this book's broad purview gives a complete picture of how the visual culture of post-war Britain expressed the concerns of a society that was struggling to forge a new identity.

The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair

A Novel
Author: Joel Dicker
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698171128
Category: Fiction
Page: 656
View: 8989

Instant New York Times Bestseller “Unimpeachably terrific.” —The New York Times Book Review One of CBS This Morning’s 6 “Must-Have Titles for Your Summer Reading List” The publishing phenomenon topping bestseller lists around the world, with sales of more than two million copies in Europe and rights sold in more than forty countries, The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair is a fast-paced, tightly plotted, cinematic literary thriller, and an ingenious book within a book, by a dazzling young writer. August 30, 1975: the day fifteen-year-old Nola Kellergan is glimpsed fleeing through the woods, never to be heard from again; the day Somerset, New Hampshire, lost its innocence. Thirty-three years later, Marcus Goldman, a successful young novelist, visits Somerset to see his mentor, Harry Quebert, one of the country’s most respected writers, and to find a cure for his writer’s block as his publisher’s deadline looms. But Marcus’s plans are violently upended when Harry is suddenly and sensationally implicated in the cold-case murder of Nola Kellergan—whom, he admits, he had an affair with. As the national media convicts Harry, Marcus launches his own investigation, following a trail of clues through his mentor’s books, the backwoods and isolated beaches of New Hampshire, and the hidden history of Somerset’s citizens and the man they hold most dear. To save Harry, his own writing career, and eventually even himself, Marcus must answer three questions, all of which are mysteriously connected: Who killed Nola Kellergan? What happened one misty morning in Somerset in the summer of 1975? And how do you write a book to save someone’s life? From the Trade Paperback edition.

The North

Author: John Bulmer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781908457080
Category: City and town life
Page: 224
View: 2146

The Power and the Story

The Global Battle for News and Information
Author: John Lloyd
Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1782393617
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 480
View: 8562

In this sweeping global survey, one of Britain's most distinguished journalists and media commentators analyses for the first time the state of journalism worldwide as it enters the post-truth age. In this sweeping global survey, one of Britain's most distinguished journalists and media commentators analyses for the first time the state of journalism worldwide as it enters the post-truth age. From the decline of the newspaper in the West and the simultaneous threats posed by fake news and President Trump, to the part that Facebook and Twitter played in the Arab revolts and the radical openness stimulated by WikiLeaks, and from the vast political power of Rupert Murdoch's News International and the merger of television and politics in Italy, to the booming, raucous and sometimes corrupt Indian media and the growing self-confidence of African journalism, John Lloyd examines the technological shifts, the political changes and the market transformations through which journalism is currently passing. The Power and the Story offers a fascinating insight into a trade that has claimed the right to hold power to account and the duty to make the significant interesting - while making both the first draft of history, and a profit. 'lloyd has a vivid reporting style and his many succinct interviews with victims or justifiers of Putin, or Egyptian of Indian style journalism, make his book a page-turner for those interested in question of who decides and writers the news we are permitted to read.... His masterly book is a lament not an obituary.' - Santigo Gamboa, Tribune


Author: Sefton Samuels
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409033856
Category: Photography
Page: 224
View: 8406

The word 'northern' conjures plenty of stereotypical images; men in flat caps, cobbled streets, pies and rain. But beyond the clichés lies a region rich in its diversity, devilish in its humour and fertile in its culture, and it is these characteristics that iconic photographer Sefton Samuels has captured faithfully over four decades, and are compiled here in Northerners. Described by the Guardian as 'the photographic equivalent of Ken Loach', Samuels shot legendary figures of northern life, from Alan Bennett to Morrissey, LS Lowry to George Best and Sir Ben Kingsley, but most famously and vividly he captured the realities of everyday life across the north. With snatched shots of children cheekily mugging to his camera, pictures of the more grandiose members of society at the local hunt, photos of the bleaker side of life with the riots in Moss Side, and snaps of the young and fashionable posing as they hang around with nothing to do, Northerners reveals a photographer at one with his subject; and a region whose open character was meant to be captured through a lens.

Peppermint Twist

The Mob, the Music, and the Most Famous Dance Club of the '60s
Author: John Johnson,Joel Selvin,Dick Cami
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312581785
Category: History
Page: 304
View: 7281

Traces the story of the influential 1960s Manhattan nightspot and mobster hangout, detailing how the club's introduction of rock-and-roll music attracted rebel youths and celebrity patrons in an account that also shares colorful stories from the club's history. Co-written by the award-winning co-author of Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock. 30,000 first printing.

Till We Meet Again

Gunner Bert Martin, 1941-1945
Author: Hazel Spencer
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781544048703
Page: 154
View: 7027

In "Till We Meet Again" Bert Martin, Gunner 943454, 67th Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery, tells his story from his departure from England in 1941 on the troop ship, the Rangitiki, to his return to his wife in the village of Claydon, Suffolk in 1945. Bert was captured at Tobruk. He managed to acquire notebooks to start writing his diaries, using "camp money" allocated to the PoWs. He then documented life in PoW camps in North Africa, Italy and Germany, and the horror of Dresden after the firebombing. This is the true, unheroic, but moving story of a PoW and his comrades in the Second World War. The diaries present an insight into life in a PoW camp, the fears, the boredom, the hunger and the comradeship. Bert and his comrades were moved from camp to camp as the Nazis retreated. They finally gained their freedom outside Dresden as the war neared its end, and made their way through the chaos of a disintegrating Germany to the Allied lines. Now, more than 70 years after Bert wrote his diaries, their publication enables this story of an ordinary soldier living through extraordinary times to be told.

Before the Windrush

Race Relations in 20th-Century Liverpool
Author: John Belchem
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1846319676
Category: History
Page: 298
View: 4179

'Before the Windrush' is a fascinating study that enriches our understanding of how the empire 'came home'. By drawing attention to Liverpool's mixed population in the first half of the 20th century and its approach to race relations, it provides historical context and perspective to debates about Britain's experience of empire in the 20th century.

England's Lane

Author: Joseph Connolly
Publisher: Quercus
ISBN: 1623653258
Category: Fiction
Page: 438
View: 4892

Jim and Milly. Stan and Jane. Jonathan and Fiona. Winter, 1959. Three married couples: each living in England's Lane, each with an only child, and each attending to family, and their livelihoods--the ironmonger, the sweetshop and the butcher. Each of them hiding their lies, disguising sin, and coping in the only way they know how.

Contemporary Photographers

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Photographers
Page: N.A
View: 8942

A Life on the Lines

A railwayman's album
Author: R H N Hardy
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1844862089
Category: Transportation
Page: 160
View: 1863

During much of his early career, from 1944 through to the early 1960s, Richard Hardy took hundreds of pictures of life on the railways and the men he knew and worked with on a daily basis, using his trusty Brownie 620 box camera. These unique and largely unpublished images form a fascinating and hugely evocative portrayal of the height of the steam era, during the age of the 'Big Four', and after 1947 on the sprawling nationalised network known as British Railways. Many of the pictures capture the railways in wartime, providing a valuable social record of the nation at war. In addition there is a sequence of rare photographs of French engines, railways and railwaymen, which offer a superb contrast to the British rail network (it quickly becomes evident that whereas the British rail system ran on tea, the French system ran on wine). Great characters are the unifying theme of the pictures, and they include famous figures associated with the railways, such as the poet John Betjeman. This lavishly illustrated book sets Richard's personal photographs and text alongside a carefully collated selection of ephemera, artworks and photographs drawn from the National Railway Museum in York. Collectively these images and artefacts tell the stories of the great brotherhood of railwaymen.

Roots & Culture

Cultural Politics in the Making of Black Britain
Author: Eddie Chambers
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1786720744
Category: Art
Page: 304
View: 8584

How did a distinct and powerful Black British identity emerge? In the 1950s, when many Caribbean migrants came to Britain, there was no such recognised entity as “Black Britain.” Yet by the 1980s, the cultural landscape had radically changed, and a remarkable array of creative practices such as theatre, poetry, literature,South Sudan in War and Peace music and the visual arts gave voice to striking new articulations of Black-British identity.

Laurel and Hardy

The Magic Behind the Movies
Author: Randy Skretvedt
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781937878047
Page: 632
View: 1215

The Ultimate Edition of the premier behind-the-scenes look at the world's favorite comedy team, this completely revised, greatly expanded Limited Collectors Edition recounts the making of all of Stan and Ollie's classic movies.


A Social and Military History
Author: Robert Hardy
Publisher: Haynes Publications
ISBN: 9781852606206
Category: History
Page: 244
View: 5953

With drama, vigor and enthusiasm, Robert Hardy chronicles the arrival of the longbow in Britain and its gradual adoption as the most in the English military arsenal, and its coming of at the battles of Crecy, Poitiers and Agincourt. Also examined is the longbow as a sporting and hunting weapon, and its status in Britain today.

Cheek by Jowl

A History of Neighbours
Author: Emily Cockayne
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1847921345
Category: Neghborhoods
Page: 273
View: 1521

* Almost everyone has a neighbour. Neighbours can enrich or ruin our lives. They fascinate and worry us equally. Soap operas watched by millions play with every lurid permutation of relationship in fictional neighbourhoods. One is even called Neighbours. * Petty disputes over gigantic Leylandii and noise nuisance turn nasty and fill newspaper columns. These stories have a rich history; as long as men have lived in shelters, they have had neighbours. * Cheek by Jowl deploys rich historical evidence to show how neighbour relations have changed over time. It maps the complex threads of association between neighbours u on emotional, sexual, social, practical and economic levels. * As people lived more densely together, and lifestyles diversified, the potential for neighbour nuisance and jealousy grew. In counterpoint to this, where communities of people emerged who shared an employer or an economic predicament, solidarity and mutual supportiveness could mitigate the hardships of life.