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The Beautiful Bowls Of Carolyn Metcalfe (Paperback): Leigh Voigt The Beautiful Bowls Of Carolyn Metcalfe (Paperback)
Leigh Voigt; Edited by Elisabeth Lickendorf; Photographs by Tony Meintjies
R399 Discovery Miles 3 990 In stock

Carolyn Metcalfe's guiding principles are harmony and balance. She loves the quiet and settled sequence of things in repose and the collected peace found in shadow.

She is one who must always meet with the mien of eccentric detail and bring a herbarium order to the field; a medieval simplicity - illuminated in a bowl big enough from which to feed the choir.

Harry Potter - A History of Magic - The Book of the Exhibition (Paperback): British Library Harry Potter - A History of Magic - The Book of the Exhibition (Paperback)
British Library 1
R390 R319 Discovery Miles 3 190 Save R71 (18%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Harry Potter: A History of Magic is the official book of the record-breaking British Library exhibition, a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration between Bloomsbury, J.K. Rowling and a team of brilliant curators. As the spectacular show takes up residence at the New York Historical Society from October 2018, this gorgeous book - available in paperback for the first time - takes readers on a fascinating journey through the subjects studied at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, from Astronomy and Potions through to Herbology and Care of Magical Creatures. Each chapter showcases a treasure trove of artefacts from the British Library and other collections around the world, beside exclusive manuscripts, sketches and illustrations from the Harry Potter archive. There's also a specially commissioned essay for each subject area by an expert, writer or cultural commentator, inspired by the contents of the exhibition - absorbing, insightful and unexpected contributions from Steve Backshall, the Reverend Richard Coles, Owen Davies, Julia Eccleshare, Roger Highfield, Steve Kloves, Lucy Mangan, Anna Pavord and Tim Peake, who offer a personal perspective on their magical theme. Readers will be able to pore over ancient spell books, amazing illuminated scrolls that reveal the secret of the Elixir of Life, vials of dragon's blood, mandrake roots, painted centaurs and a genuine witch's broomstick, in a book that shows J.K. Rowling's magical inventions alongside their cultural and historical forebears. This is the ultimate gift for Harry Potter fans, curious minds, big imaginations, bibliophiles and readers around the world who missed out on the chance to see the exhibition in person.

2019 Stamps of the World Simplified Catalogue (Set of 6) (Paperback): Hugh Jefferies 2019 Stamps of the World Simplified Catalogue (Set of 6) (Paperback)
Hugh Jefferies 1
R7,443 R6,060 Discovery Miles 60 600 Save R1,383 (19%) Within 7 - 12 working days
Chamber Music - Wu-Tang and America (in 36 Pieces) (Hardcover): Will Ashon Chamber Music - Wu-Tang and America (in 36 Pieces) (Hardcover)
Will Ashon
R442 R335 Discovery Miles 3 350 Save R107 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days

"Each of these chambers contains wonders of history, destiny, and mythology. Chamber Music is hip hop as race and class politics, as music and as poetry on the move. Through Ashon's vibrant textured prose we watch in awe as these young men seize on whatever the culture has to offer, sampling leftovers and legacies, making themselves into ferocious artists" --Margo Jefferson, award-winning author of Negroland "Stylistically loaded, reckless, funny, naked, thorough, thoughtful, mysterious, devastating, unrelenting, and compassionate. One of the most rewarding pieces of hip hop criticism ever written."--Jeff Chang, author of We Gon' Be All Right: Notes on Race and Resegregation and Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation Will Ashon tells, in 36 interlinked "chambers," the story of Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) and how it changed the world. As unexpected and complex as the album itself, Chamber Music ranges from provocative essays to semi-comic skits, from deep scholarly analysis to satirical celebration, seeking to contextualize, reveal and honor this singular work of art. Chamber Music is an explosive and revelatory new way of writing about music and culture.

Silent night (Sheet music, Vocal score): Sarah Quartel Silent night (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Sarah Quartel
R63 Discovery Miles 630 Within 7 - 12 working days
The Sound of Music Companion - The official companion to the world's most beloved musical (Hardcover): Laurence Maslon The Sound of Music Companion - The official companion to the world's most beloved musical (Hardcover)
Laurence Maslon
R632 R446 Discovery Miles 4 460 Save R186 (29%) Within 7 - 12 working days

The definitive book on the world's most beloved musical, The Sound of Music Companion charts the incredible and enduring story of Maria von Trapp and her story over the last hundred years - from Maria's birth in Vienna in 1905 to the 50th anniversary of the film's release in 2015. The book details every step in the evolution of this masterwork from real-life to page to stage to film to international phenomenon. It profiles every creative artist who has helped to shape the musical version of the von Trapp Family story - from Rodgers and Hammerstein and Mary Martin to Robert Wise, Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer - and includes landmark international stage productions, the movie in pop culture and the 2012 TV movie. Folded into the saga are guest appearances by Petula Clark, Carol Burnett, John Coltrane, Noel Coward, Carrie Underwood and Connie Walsh. Included are more than 170 pictures, many never seen before, in addition to: Complete lyrics to a dozen songs Rare manuscript pages from the pens of Rodgers and Hammerstein A map of Salzburg and the film's locations Unseen storyboards from the film Updates on the Sing-A-Long phenomenon

All things bright and beautiful - The Cambridge Singers Hymn Series (Sheet music, SSA vocal score): John Rutter All things bright and beautiful - The Cambridge Singers Hymn Series (Sheet music, SSA vocal score)
John Rutter
R66 Discovery Miles 660 Within 7 - 12 working days

for SA and harp or piano This arrangement of the hymn tune Royal Oak is not to be confused with Rutter's famous original composition of the same title, which also sets the beloved text by C.F. Alexander. The elegant text praising God's creation, combined with Rutter's skilful handling of the hymn tune, makes this piece ideally suited for any religious service.

Walk This Way - Run-DMC, Aerosmith, and the Song that Changed American Music Forever (Hardcover): Geoff Edgers Walk This Way - Run-DMC, Aerosmith, and the Song that Changed American Music Forever (Hardcover)
Geoff Edgers
R463 R350 Discovery Miles 3 500 Save R113 (24%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Washington Post staff writer Geoff Edgers takes a deep dive into the story behind "Walk This Way," Aerosmith and Run-DMC's legendary, groundbreaking mashup that forever changed music. The early 1980s were an exciting time for music. Hair metal bands were selling out stadiums, while clubs and house parties in New York City has spawned a new genre of music. At the time, though, hip hop's reach was limited, an artform largely ignored by mainstream radio deejays and the rock-obsessed MTV network. But in 1986, the music world was irrevocably changed when Run-DMC covered Aerosmith's hit "Walk This Way" in the first rock-hip hop collaboration. Other had tried melding styles. This was different, as a pair of iconic arena rockers and the young kings of hip hop shared a studio and started a revolution. The result: Something totally new and instantly popular. Most importantly, "Walk This Way" would be the first rap song to be played on mainstream rock radio. In Walk This Way, Geoff Edgers sets the scene for this unlikely union of rockers and MCs, a mashup that both revived Aerosmith and catapulted hip hop into the mainstream. He tracks the paths of the main artists--Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Joseph "Run" Simmons, and Darryl "DMC" McDaniels--along with other major players on the scene across their lives and careers, illustrating the long road to the revolutionary marriage of rock and hip hop. Deeply researched and written in cinematic style, this music history is a must-read for fans of hip hop, rock, and everything in between.

Memory against forgetting (Hardcover): Ranjith Kally Memory against forgetting (Hardcover)
Ranjith Kally
R350 R298 Discovery Miles 2 980 Save R52 (15%) Within 4 - 8 working days

He captured iconic scenes, such as his portrait Umkumbane, which has come to symbolise the shimmering jazz age of African townships in the 1950s. When Miriam Makeba returned to Maseru, Lesotho, for a concert for black South Africans at the height of apartheid, Kally too ventured to Lesotho and returned home with a remarkable image of an exiled singer poised between joy and heartbreak. And in a series of unflinching portraits, he documented with probity the horror of the forced removals in Natal. In short, the wider appreciation of his contribution to our struggle for dignity needs to remembered and fully embraced for current South Africans intent on honouring their past.

Chasing the Dream - An Autobiography (Paperback): Shaun Wallace Chasing the Dream - An Autobiography (Paperback)
Shaun Wallace 1
R510 R408 Discovery Miles 4 080 Save R102 (20%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Born on the 2nd of June 1960 to Jamaican parents, Shaun is a Londoner born and bred, and has been a devoted Chelsea fan since 1967. From the age of 12, Shaun knew he wanted to be a barrister and was determined to make it. Despite one or two setbacks along the way, he finally managed to fulfil his childhood ambition when he was called to the bar in November 1984. He has been a Criminal Defence Advocate now for nearly 34 years, and has worked tirelessly on cases ranging from murder to money laundering to firearms to drug trafficking. Shaun has also regularly appeared on British television quiz shows such as Fifteen-To-One, The Weakest Link, Greed, and Are You an Egghead?. Shaun catapulted to national prominence and recognition when, on the 5th December 2004, he became the first black person to win the BBC's renowned Mastermind. Since 2009, he has become a household name, regularly appearing as The Dark Destroyer on the smash ITV hit teatime quiz show, The Chase. Read how Shaun's passions have helped turn him into the man he is today: staunchly just and fair, ruthless when he needs to be, kind, fun, and a fiercely loyal friend.

The Music's Always There With You (Sheet music, Vocal score): John Rutter The Music's Always There With You (Sheet music, Vocal score)
John Rutter
R63 Discovery Miles 630 Within 7 - 12 working days

for SATB (with divisions) and piano or chamber orchestra Rutter's charming piece sets a secular text by the composer that emphasises the significance of music and harmony in an ephemeral world. A simple accompaniment figure in the piano provides the backdrop to alternating unison and polyphonic verses that manage to capture both nostalgia for what was and optimism for what is to come.

We bless thee for our creation (Sheet music, Vocal score): Bob Chilcott We bless thee for our creation (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Bob Chilcott
R81 Discovery Miles 810 Within 7 - 12 working days

for SATB double choir unaccompanied This optimistic and affirmatory anthem sets a useful service text of general thanksgiving from the Book of Common Prayer. Chilcott makes full use of the imitation and antiphonal effects that these forces enable, while keeping the vocal lines and part-writing well within the capabilities of most church choirs.

Be not afeard (Sheet music, Vocal score): Cecilia McDOWALL Be not afeard (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Cecilia McDOWALL
R66 Discovery Miles 660 Within 7 - 12 working days

for SSATB unaccompanied An atmospheric and expressive setting of Caliban's dream from Shakespeare's The Tempest, this piece transports the listener to a mysterious, dream-like place. McDowall effectively employs melismas and ornaments to create a sense of the other-worldly, and her rich, immersive harmonies perfectly characterise the reverie Shakespeare's protagonist describes.

Useless Magic - Lyrics and Poetry (Hardcover): Florence Welch Useless Magic - Lyrics and Poetry (Hardcover)
Florence Welch
R650 R483 Discovery Miles 4 830 Save R167 (26%) In stock
Nuwe Vintage - Meer as 100 Handwerkprojekte En Vinnige Idees (Afrikaans, Paperback): Carla Visser Nuwe Vintage - Meer as 100 Handwerkprojekte En Vinnige Idees (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Carla Visser
R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Within 10 - 15 working days

Hierdie boek bied jou meer as 75 stap-vir-stap-projekte en meer as 25 vinnige idees, met pragfoto's om ou, ongebruikte voorwerpe in begeerlike juweliersware, dekoritems, skryfbehoeftes, meubels en nog meer te omskep. Leer hoe om met eenvoudige handwerktegnieke, algemene handwerkbenodigdhede en net 'n bietjie kreatiwiteit unieke voorwerpe te skep wat jy kan dra, vertoon of gebruik. Benewens die stap-vir-stap-projekte gee die skrywer nuttige advies oor hoe om voorwerpe 'n vintage-voorkoms te gee, waar jy vintage-prente kan kry en idees vir tweedehandse voorwerpe wat jy in jou projekte kan gebruik. Carla se geheim is om die moontlikhede in alles raak te sien. Ma se ou blikke, Ouma se stukkende borsspelde en Pa se versameling sleutels word omtower tot bruikbare, praktiese, pragtige kleinode. Die boek is pragtig geillustreer met besielende foto's en bevat onder meer: Wenke, gereedskap en truuks; Juweliersware; Flesse, bottels en vase; Dekor; Tekstiele; Muurkuns; Ligte en lanterns; Papier en verpakking; Vir die tuin; Herskepte meubels; Koel kamerdekor vir kinders. In 'n wereld waar vermorsing en afval dringend bekamp moet word, kan jy gerus aansluit by die immer groeiende groep handwerkers wat kies om iets wat oud is vir iets nuuts te gebruik.

A Doll's House, Part 2 (Tcg Edition) (Paperback): Lucas Hnath A Doll's House, Part 2 (Tcg Edition) (Paperback)
Lucas Hnath
R267 R204 Discovery Miles 2 040 Save R63 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days
The Shakespeare Book - Big Ideas Simply Explained (Paperback): Dk The Shakespeare Book - Big Ideas Simply Explained (Paperback)
Dk
R331 R255 Discovery Miles 2 550 Save R76 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days
It's All a Game - A Short History of Board Games (Hardcover, Main): Tristan Donovan It's All a Game - A Short History of Board Games (Hardcover, Main)
Tristan Donovan 1
R309 R249 Discovery Miles 2 490 Save R60 (19%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Board games have been with us longer than even the written word. But what is it about this pastime that continues to captivate us well into the age of smartphones and instant gratification? In It's All a Game renowned games expert Tristan Donovan opens the box on the incredible and often surprising history and psychology of board games. He traces the evolution of the game across cultures, time periods, and continents, from the paranoid Chicago toy genius behind classics like Operation and Mouse Trap, to the role of Monopoly in helping prisoners of war escape the Nazis, and even the scientific use of board games today to teach artificial intelligence how to reason and how to win. With these compelling stories and characters, Donovan ultimately reveals why board games have captured hearts and minds all over the world for generations.

'n Tafel Vir Elke Geleentheid - Tafeluitleg, Fokuspunte, Resepte, Selfdoenprojekte, Blomme (Afrikaans, Paperback): Fransie... 'n Tafel Vir Elke Geleentheid - Tafeluitleg, Fokuspunte, Resepte, Selfdoenprojekte, Blomme (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Fransie Snyman, Katrien van Zyl, Wilsia Metz 1
R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Within 10 - 15 working days

Dit bevat volledige planne met tafelversierings, blomme en alles anders wat nodig is om tafels vir 25 verskillende geleenthede te dek, asook meer as 50 watertandlekker resepte en aanwysings om tafelelemente soos servetringe, naamkaartjies, plekmatjies, geskenkboksies en ander dekoratiewe bykomstighede te maak. Praktiese inligting oor basiese beplanning, van die samestelling van inspirasieborde en idees vir ongewone onderborde tot die uitsoek van musiek en die volmaakte gasgeskenk, word aangevul deur uitgebreide fotobyskrifte wat die leser vertel hoe om alles na te doen. Die resepte is in 'n afsonderlike afdeling, gevolg deur aanwysings en patrone vir selfdoenprojekte wat nie volledig in die byskrifte gedek kon word nie. Daar is ook 'n oorvloed wenke en voorstelle vir eenvoudige aanbiedingstegnieke, die skedulering van take sodat jy die geleentheid saam met jou gaste kan geniet, en maniere om jou persoonlike stempel op alles af te druk.

Christ is the morning star (Staple bound, Vocal score): John Rutter, Bob Chilcott Christ is the morning star (Staple bound, Vocal score)
John Rutter, Bob Chilcott
R63 Discovery Miles 630 Within 7 - 12 working days

for SATB and organ/chamber orchestra Commissioned by Graham Ross for the choir of Clare College, Cambridge, this joyous yet reflective Christmas carol will appeal to both choir and audience. It is characterized by a soaring melody, an artful use of texture, and a gentle expressiveness, heightened by modal inflections and the organ accompaniment. The text, written by the composer, is inspired by an inscription in Durham Cathedral by the Venerable Bede: 'Christus est stella matutina'.

Epiphany (Sheet music, Vocal score): Bob Chilcott Epiphany (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Bob Chilcott
R63 Discovery Miles 630 Within 7 - 12 working days

for SATB and organ or piano This charming carol tells of the joy and wonder of the star of Bethlehem and features Chilcott's hallmark tuneful melodies and carefully chosen harmonic colours. Epiphany takes for its text a translation of two verses by French hymn-writer Charles Coffin, augmented by a newly written verse by Chilcott's long-time collaborator Charles Bennett. The result is a carol which is both narrative and reflective, with a perfect mix of traditional and modern.

Coppola (Hardcover): Peter Cowie Coppola (Hardcover)
Peter Cowie
R476 R332 Discovery Miles 3 320 Save R144 (30%) Within 7 - 12 working days

More than any other director, Francis Coppola exemplifies the drive and invention of modern American cinema. Acclaimed since his first Godfather movie in 1972, he went on to win the Palme d'Or at Cannes for The Conversation and to make an unforgettable impact on audiences worldwide with the gripping Vietnam War epic Apocalypse Now. Along with major blockbusters, he has also launched actors' careers including those of Nicholas Cage and Tom Cruise. Since the turn of the new millennium, Coppola has returned to his roots - to the low-budget, personal film, written and directed without the involvement of the major Hollywood studios. He has also encouraged the work of other talented film-makers - from his daughter Sofia to the Brazilian director Walter Salles and Robert De Niro. In 2010 he was awarded his sixth Oscar. Talking exclusively to Peter Cowie for this updated edition of the biography, Coppola looks back on the past twenty years, and reflects on his much-cherished independence, as well as on the state of modern cinema.

Pranks and Tricks (Paperback): Paul Zenon Pranks and Tricks (Paperback)
Paul Zenon 1
R231 R161 Discovery Miles 1 610 Save R70 (30%) In stock

Paul Zenon's humorous and accessible Pranks and Tricks is a jokey look at 100 of the best ways to use magic and pranks to get one over on your friends and family. Each trick explains in detail what the trick entails, why you would want to do it and a full explanation of how to set the trick up and perform it. All told in Paul Zenon's unique style, it is the ultimate source of great practical jokes.

Christ the Lord is risen again! (Sheet music, Vocal score): Alan Smith Christ the Lord is risen again! (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Alan Smith
R60 Discovery Miles 600 Within 7 - 12 working days

for unison or 2-part choir and organ or piano This setting of the well-known hymn text 'Christ the Lord is risen again!' features bright vocal lines and an energetic accompaniment. The scoring is flexible, allowing performance with either one or two vocal parts made up of upper, lower, or mixed voices. Offprinted from The Oxford Book of Easy Flexible Anthems.

Hit and Miss - The Story of the John Barry Seven (Hardcover): Geoff Leonard, Pete Walker Hit and Miss - The Story of the John Barry Seven (Hardcover)
Geoff Leonard, Pete Walker
R718 R669 Discovery Miles 6 690 Save R49 (7%) Within 7 - 12 working days
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