Author: Margaret Greening
Publisher: Magnet & Steel
The Chihuahua is one of the most popular breeds of dog, and here at last is a book to do it justice. The 'Best Of Breed' series is a ground-breaking truly breed specific book, from the first page to the last and is perfect for all pet parents. Written by breed experts, this book will enrich your pets life and help you train and care for your dog from day one.
Author: Ganesh Matkari
'On one side, the sea. On the other, the city. A city that seemed to believe that the Queen's Necklace was enough past for it, a city sacrificing its beauty at the dirty altars of money.' An acclaimed contemporary Marathi novel, Half-Open Windows (Khidkya Ardhya Ughadya) is a striking portrait of India's urban upper middle class on an obsessive quest for riches and prestige. Set in the enticing yet treacherous city of Mumbai, it closely follows the lives of people connected to SNA Architects, an up-and-coming firm, basking in the glory of their recent success--a high-rise in the premium area of Colaba. As events unfold, we encounter the corrupt and ruthless Niranjan, founder of SNA, and his associate, Nita, who think bribery is a small price to pay to get to the top; another founder of SNA, the honest but naIve Sanika, and Shushrut, an aspiring writer who is no longer content to play her stay-at-home partner; an NGO worker, Swarupa, torn between her loyalty to an old friend and her duty as a whistle-blower; a lonely widow, Joshi Kaku, who wonders if moving to the US to live with her son and his family--with whom she can forge no connections--is a wise idea; and Ramakant, a young student of architecture, who is contemplating suicide in a desperate bid for attention. Even as this diverse cast of characters chases happiness and success, Mumbai emerges as the central character--the driving force behind their aspirations and dreams, and their ethical compromises. Combining sharp observation with dry humour, Ganesh Matkari provides rich insights into the human psyche. His compelling prose and Jerry Pinto's pitch-perfect translation make Half-Open Windows an unputdownable read.
Author: Eric Cantona, Tom Tyrrell
Eric Cantona is the biggest sporting personality in the country. His influence on the park, and off it, has been immense. This book looks at the Cantona story, including his championship successes, the Crystal Palace incident and subsequent ban
Author: Frauke Scheunemann
Publisher: House of Anansi
Hercules is a dachshund, who was rescued from the animal shelter by the sweet and loving Caroline. Life for this little dog would be perfect if it weren't for Caroline's new boyfriend, Thomas. Hercules and his new friend, Mr. Beck -- a tomcat and a good judge of human nature -- devise a shrewd plot to get rid of Thomas and to find a new companion for Caroline. But when things don't work out with the men that make the dachschund’s short list -- no matter how many romantic moonlight strolls he gets her to take with them -- it comes down to just one man they both might agree on . . .
Author: Carol Price
The Border Collie is one of Britain's oldest strains of dog, bred to herd livestock. Despite its appealing qualities, it does not slip effortlessly into becoming a family pet, and accounts for almost half of all abandoned dogs in Britain. This text provides advice on how to choose your dog - whether a puppy or rescue collie - and how to rear, feed and train it.
Author: David Douglas Duncan, Pablo Picasso
Chronicles the heartwarming story of the relationship between renowned artist Pablo Picasso and his pet dachshund, Lump, a mutual love affair that developed when the dog, originally belonging to veteran photojournalist David Douglas Duncan, decided to take up permanent residence with Picasso and was immortalized in a series of remarkable paintings. 20,000 first printing.
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
Puppies aren't merely dogs--they're baby dogs, and like all babies, they need extra special care. Here's a fun-to-read book filled with practical information on everything a first-time puppy owner needs to know--how to find a reliable place to purchase a dog . . . how to choose a puppy from a litter . . . dog and master--getting used to each other . . . training and housebreaking a puppy . . . relationships between puppy and children . . . and tips on nutritious feeding and health care. Also important to new dog owners is a detailed explanation of normal puppy growth and development, plus a general description of puppy personalities according to breed. Puppies is beautifully illustrated with more than 125 delightful color photos. Helpful sidebars contain added tips for owners.
Author: Ann M. Castro
Publisher: The Bird School
Parrot expert Ann Castro teaches you how to clicker train your parrot or other bird. Exercises are for beginners.
Author: Shamim Sarif
Publisher: Bywater Books
In 1950's South Africa, a free-spirited café owner falls for a young wife and mother. Their unexpected attraction pushes them to question the cruel rules of a world that divides white from black and women from men, but a world that might just allow an unexpected love to survive.
Author: Paul Mercurio
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
It seems that dancing is not Paul Mercurio's only passion and the popularity of his foodie travel show, Mercurio's Menu would indicate it is a passion well-shared. In this companion book, Paul takes the reader on an entertaining journey around Australia and New Zealand, cooking with local food producers and chefs along the way. With more than 100 of Paul's unique recipes and those from some of Australia's best restaurants, Mercurio's Menu will be sure to get you out of your armchair and into the kitchen.
Author: Pamela Hannay
Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited
The author has been developing shiatsu techniques for dogs since 1982 when a friend asked her to help her elderly dog with his pain during his last days. Since then she has worked with hip degenerative problems, arthritis, problems associated with old age, and attitude problems. Her focus is to teach people techniques to use on their own dogs.The Shiatsu techniques in this book have been chosen for their simplicity, effectiveness and fun. They will benefit all dogs: young and old; sick or injured and well; working dogs and family pets; well balanced or insecure.This book is essential reading for all dog owners who wish to have a closer and happier relationship with their canine companions.
Author: Ann Granger
Publisher: Hachette UK
Fran Varady fell into private detective work by accident rather than design. Now she's got a 'real' job at a trendy pizzeria, she's back on track with her acting ambitions, and she's even found a nice flat to rent. But things aren't as straightforward as they seem. The job, for a start: there's something rather sinister about the way the pizzeria is run. And the play rehearsals aren't going well. As if all this doesn't bring problems enough, Fran has rashly undertaken to help a young boy, illegally in the country, find an elusive people-trafficker called Max. When the trail Fran is following is suddenly and tragically interrupted by a horrifying death, she finds herself up against dangerous men and a ruthless organisation.