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Dancing Girls of Lahore (Paperback, 1st Harper Perennial ed): Louise Brown Dancing Girls of Lahore (Paperback, 1st Harper Perennial ed)
Louise Brown
R376 R352 Discovery Miles 3 520 Save R24 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The dancing girls of Lahore inhabit the Diamond Market in the shadow of a great mosque. The twenty-first century goes on outside the walls of this ancient quarter but scarcely registers within. Though their trade can be described with accuracy as prostitution, the dancing girls have an illustrious history: Beloved by emperors and nawabs, their sophisticated art encompassed the best of Mughal culture. The modern-day Bollywood aesthetic, with its love of gaudy spectacle, music, and dance, is their distant legacy. But the life of the pampered courtesan is not the one now being lived by Maha and her three girls. What they do is forbidden by Islam, though tolerated; but they are gandi, "unclean," and Maha's daughters, like her, are born into the business and will not leave it.

Sociologist Louise Brown spent four years in the most intimate study of the family life of a Lahori dancing girl. With beautiful understatement, she turns a novelist's eye on a true story that beggars the imagination. Maha, a classically trained dancer of exquisite grace, had her virginity sold to a powerful Arab sheikh at the age of twelve; when her own daughter Nena comes of age and Maha cannot bring in the money she once did, she faces a terrible decision as the agents of the sheikh come calling once more.

Breakthrough Babies - An IVF pioneer's tale of creating life against all odds (Paperback): Simon Fishel Breakthrough Babies - An IVF pioneer's tale of creating life against all odds (Paperback)
Simon Fishel; Foreword by Jenny Hope; Contributions by Louise Brown 1
R414 R368 Discovery Miles 3 680 Save R46 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An account from the frontline of fertility treatment, giving a unique insight into not only the medical and scientific advances involved but the human cost and rewards behind this life-changing technology. Simon Fishel worked with Robert Edwards during his pioneering early IVF research and was part of the team in the world's first IVF clinic, with all the trials and tribulations that involved at the time, including a writ for murder! As the science developed over the decades so did his career, as he sought to do more for patients and taught the new technologies to doctors all over the world. He came up against regulatory and establishment barriers, including fighting a 3-year legal case in the High Court of Justice and a death threat from a doctor if he refused to work with him. The clinic he founded has grown into the largest IVF group in the UK, developing exciting new procedures, and he has helped establish clinics throughout the world, even being invited to introduce IVF to China.

Eden Gardens - The unputdownable story of love in an Indian summer (Paperback): Louise Brown Eden Gardens - The unputdownable story of love in an Indian summer (Paperback)
Louise Brown 1
R257 R226 Discovery Miles 2 260 Save R31 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A luscious, enthralling and colourful novel of India, sure to appeal to readers of Dinah Jefferies' THE TEA PLANTER'S WIFE. 'Beautifully written, you can smell the spices, feel the heat, and your heart will break, you will laugh at some of the things Mam says, and cry at others, you will want a sequel' Lovereading Shortlisted for the HWA Goldsboro Debut Crown Eden Gardens, Calcutta, the 1940s. In a ramshackle house, streets away from the grand colonial mansions of the British, live Maisy, her Mam and their ayah, Pushpa. Whiskey-fuelled and poverty-stricken, Mam entertains officers in the night - a disgrace to British India. All hopes are on beautiful Maisy to restore their good fortune. But Maisy's more at home in the city's forbidden alleyways, eating bazaar food and speaking Bengali with Pushpa, than dancing in glittering ballrooms with potential husbands. Then one day Maisy's tutor falls ill. His son stands in. Poetic, handsome and ambitious for an independent India, Sunil Banerjee promises Maisy the world. So begins a love affair that will cast her future, for better and for worse. Just as the Second World War strikes and the empire begins to crumble... This is the other side of British India. A dizzying, scandalous, dangerous world, where race, class and gender divide and rule.

Eden Gardens - The unputdownable story of love in an Indian summer (Paperback): Louise Brown Eden Gardens - The unputdownable story of love in an Indian summer (Paperback)
Louise Brown 1
R430 R371 Discovery Miles 3 710 Save R59 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Eden Gardens, Calcutta, the 1940s. In a ramshackle house, streets away from the grand colonial mansions of the British, live Maisy, her Mam and their ayah, Pushpa. Whiskey-fuelled and poverty-stricken, Mam entertains officers in the night - a disgrace to British India. All hopes are on beautiful Maisy to restore their good fortune. But Maisy's more at home in the city's forbidden alleyways, eating bazaar food and speaking Bengali with Pushpa, than dancing in glittering ballrooms with potential husbands. Then one day Maisy's tutor falls ill. His son stands in. Poetic, handsome and ambitious for an independent India, Sunil Banerjee promises Maisy the world. So begins a love affair that will cast her future, for better and for worse. Just as the Second World War strikes and the empire begins to crumble... This is the other side of British India. A dizzying, scandalous, dangerous world, where race, class and gender divide and rule.

Sex Slaves - The Trafficking of women in Asia (Paperback, New edition): Louise Brown Sex Slaves - The Trafficking of women in Asia (Paperback, New edition)
Louise Brown
R279 R242 Discovery Miles 2 420 Save R37 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Trafficking in human beings for the sex industry has been practised for centuries. What is new is the scale of the trade, the ages of those involved and the organization applied to the marketing. This text looks behind the wholesomeness of "Asian values" and takes a controversial approach to the sex industry by viewing it as a product of Asian cultural values. There are interviews with sex workers, their families, clients and the staff of the charities that work with the women. Above all, the book aims to tell the stories, often in their own words, of the girls and women who are forced into the trade and to publicize the tragedy of the voiceless women of Asia.

The Himalayan Summer - The heartbreaking story of a missing child and a true love (Paperback): Louise Brown The Himalayan Summer - The heartbreaking story of a missing child and a true love (Paperback)
Louise Brown 1
R303 R214 Discovery Miles 2 140 Save R89 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

THE HIMALAYAN SUMMER is a spellbinding novel of the British Raj period, the quest to find a child, and a love story beyond boundaries - for all fans of Dinah Jefferies 'THE TEA PLANTER'S WIFE and of Louise Brown's earlier novel, EDEN GARDENS. 'Beautifully written, you can smell the spices, feel the heat, and your heart will break. You will laugh, cry and you will want a sequel' Lovereading.com Ellie Jeffreys arrives in Darjeeling with her British husband, en route to Kathmandu. They have ten-month-old, golden-haired twins, and despite appearing to be a happy family, Ellie's relationship with the overbearing, philandering Francis is disintegrating. At a cocktail party, Ellie meets Hugh Douglas, a maverick explorer and botanist. Despite the rumours surrounding Hugh, Ellie is drawn to him. A year later, Nepal is devastated by a catastrophic earthquake and in a falling building, Ellie is forced to make an instant, and terrible, decision: she has time to save only one of her children. When she returns for her son's body the next day, it has gone. Ellie knows he cannot have disappeared; someone, somewhere has her child, and it is to Hugh that she turns for help.

Extemporary Speech in Antiquity - A Dissertation (Hardcover): Hazel Louise Brown Extemporary Speech in Antiquity - A Dissertation (Hardcover)
Hazel Louise Brown
R704 Discovery Miles 7 040 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Extemporary Speech in Antiquity - A Dissertation (Paperback): Hazel Louise Brown Extemporary Speech in Antiquity - A Dissertation (Paperback)
Hazel Louise Brown
R426 Discovery Miles 4 260 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Extemporary Speech in Antiquity, a Dissertation (Paperback): Hazel Louise Brown Extemporary Speech in Antiquity, a Dissertation (Paperback)
Hazel Louise Brown
R426 Discovery Miles 4 260 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Extemporary Speech in Antiquity, a Dissertation (Hardcover): Hazel Louise Brown Extemporary Speech in Antiquity, a Dissertation (Hardcover)
Hazel Louise Brown
R704 Discovery Miles 7 040 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Titian - Love, Desire, Death (Hardcover): Matthias Wivel Titian - Love, Desire, Death (Hardcover)
Matthias Wivel; Contributions by Paul Hills, Jill Dunkerton, Beverly Louise Brown, Aidan Weston-Lewis, …
R1,010 R800 Discovery Miles 8 000 Save R210 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A celebration of one of the most important groups of Renaissance paintings Titian (active 1506-1576) produced a masterful group of paintings for Philip II of Spain, celebrating the loves of gods, goddesses, and mortals. Depicting scenes from Ovid's narrative poem Metamorphoses, Titian named them "poesie" and considered the works as visual equivalents of poetry. This volume presents a detailed study of the complete series-Danae, Venus and Adonis, Perseus and Andromeda, Diana and Actaeon, Diana and Callisto, and The Rape of Europa, as well as The Death of Actaeon-lavishly illustrated with details of these emotionally charged paintings. The book explores Titian's creative process and technique, in addition to his use of literary and visual sources and his correspondence with Philip II. The artistic legacy of the series for later European painting is also examined in the works of artists such as Rubens, Velazquez, and Rembrandt. Offering the most comprehensive overview of these remarkable works, Titian: Love, Desire, Death is an indispensable resource for scholars and admirers of Renaissance painting.

Siamese Cats (Paperback): Louise Brown Van Der Meid Siamese Cats (Paperback)
Louise Brown Van Der Meid
R286 Discovery Miles 2 860 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Sky (Paperback): Dorothy Louise Brown The Sky (Paperback)
Dorothy Louise Brown
R327 Discovery Miles 3 270 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Sky - Spring and Summer Nights (Hardcover): Dorothy Louise Brown The Sky - Spring and Summer Nights (Hardcover)
Dorothy Louise Brown
R636 Discovery Miles 6 360 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Sky - Winter Nights; A Course for Busy Young People Who Want to Get Acquainted with the Starry Sky Through Their Own... The Sky - Winter Nights; A Course for Busy Young People Who Want to Get Acquainted with the Starry Sky Through Their Own Observations (Hardcover)
Louise Brown
R636 Discovery Miles 6 360 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
All Night with the Stars (Hardcover): Louise Brown All Night with the Stars (Hardcover)
Louise Brown
R580 Discovery Miles 5 800 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
All Night with the Stars (Paperback): Louise Brown All Night with the Stars (Paperback)
Louise Brown
R297 Discovery Miles 2 970 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Seasons Around the Medicine Wheel - Spring (Paperback): Glenn Schiffman, Deborah Louise Brown Seasons Around the Medicine Wheel - Spring (Paperback)
Glenn Schiffman, Deborah Louise Brown
R238 Discovery Miles 2 380 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Sky (Paperback): Louise Brown The Sky (Paperback)
Louise Brown
R327 Discovery Miles 3 270 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Alice and Tom; Or, the Record of a Happy Year (Hardcover): Kate Louise Brown Alice and Tom; Or, the Record of a Happy Year (Hardcover)
Kate Louise Brown
R735 Discovery Miles 7 350 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Interstate Second Reader (Hardcover): Kate Louise Brown The Interstate Second Reader (Hardcover)
Kate Louise Brown
R732 Discovery Miles 7 320 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Extemporary Speech in Antiquity, a Dissertation (Hardcover): Hazel Louise Brown Extemporary Speech in Antiquity, a Dissertation (Hardcover)
Hazel Louise Brown
R704 Discovery Miles 7 040 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Metcalf-Call Third Reader (Hardcover): Kate Louise Brown Metcalf-Call Third Reader (Hardcover)
Kate Louise Brown
R799 Discovery Miles 7 990 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Alice and Tom - Or, the Record of a Happy Year (Hardcover): Edward White Benson, Kate Louise Brown Alice and Tom - Or, the Record of a Happy Year (Hardcover)
Edward White Benson, Kate Louise Brown
R735 Discovery Miles 7 350 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Extemporary Speech in Antiquity - A Dissertation (Hardcover): Hazel Louise Brown Extemporary Speech in Antiquity - A Dissertation (Hardcover)
Hazel Louise Brown
R705 Discovery Miles 7 050 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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