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By AGATHA CHRISTIE Unpublished for 90 years, Agatha Christie’s extensive and evocative letters and photographs from her year-long round-theworld trip to South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and America as part of the In 1922 Agatha Christie set sail on a 10-month voyage around the British Empire with her husband as part of a trade mission to promote the forthcoming British Empire Exhibition.

9780007460687 HARPER UK S$22.00


With honesty and humour, the author explores how his Zen practice and his life experience inform one another as he discusses his loving relationship with his parents, his marriage, his highly successful career and his warm connection with his fans.

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AN APPETITE FOR WONDER: THE MAKING OF A SCIENTIST By RICHARD DAWKINS Born to parents who were enthusiastic naturalists, and linked through his wider family to a clutch of accomplished scientists, the author was bound to have biology in his genes. But what were the influences that shaped his life and intellectual development? From innocent child to charismatic world-famous scientist, this book tells his story.

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A SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR LIFE By BEAR GRYLLS How do you keep going when all the odds are stacked against you? How can you inspire a team to follow you in spite of obvious danger? What are the most important skills to learn if you really want to achieve your maximum potential? This title deals with these questions. ear Grylls has become known around the world as one of the most recognized faces of survival and outdoor adventure. His journey to this acclaim started in the UK on the Isle of Wight, where his late father taught him to climb and sail. For more on Bear Grylls:

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JOSEPH ANTON By SALMAN RUSHDIE NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY San Francisco Chronicle • Newsweek/The Daily Beast • The Seattle Times • The Economist • Kansas City Star • BookPage

How do a writer and his family live with the threat of murder for more than nine years? How does he go on working? How does he fall in and out of love? How does despair shape his thoughts and actions, how and why does he stumble, how does he learn to fight back?

9780812982602 RANDOM HOUSE S$18.64

In this remarkable memoir Rushdie tells that story for the first time; the story of one of the crucial battles, in our time, for freedom of speech. He talks about the sometimes grim, sometimes comic realities of living with armed policemen, and of the close bonds he formed with his protectors; of his struggle for support and understanding from governments, intelligence chiefs, publishers, journalists, and fellow writers; and of how he regained his freedom.

CAPTAIN PHILIPS By RICHARD PHILIPS 8th April 2009 was just an ordinary day for 53 -year-old Richard Phillips, captain of the United States-registered cargo vessel, the Maersk Alabama, as it headed towards the port of Mombasa. Ordinary that is until, two hundred or so miles off the east coast of Africa, armed Somali pirates attacked and boarded the freighter. It was the first time an American cargo ship had been hijacked in over 200 years.

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In theatres, 24 October 2013 Starring Tom Hanks as Captain Richard Philips Watch movie trailer here:

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COCO CHANEL: THE LEGEND AND THE LIFE By JUSTINE PICARDIE Justine Picardie has spent the last decade puzzling over the truth about Coco Chanel, attempting to peel away the accretions of romance and lies. In this critically acclaimed, bestselling biography she shares the history of the incredible woman who created the way we look now. Throwing new light on Coco Chanel’s passionate and turbulent relationships, this beautifully constructed portrait gives a fresh and penetrating look at how Coco Chanel made herself into her own most powerful creation. Justine Picardie brings the mysterious Gabrielle Chanel out of hiding, to celebrate her great achievements. She examines Chanel's enduring afterlife, as well as her remarkable life, uncovering the consequences of what she covered up, unpicking the seams between truth and legend, yet keeping intact the real fabric of her past. 9780007319046 HARPER UK S$20.00

MY BRIEF HISTORY By STEPHEN HAWKING Stephen Hawking, the brilliant cosmologist and author of the tenmillion-copy bestseller A Brief History of Time, at last tells the story of his own life. This concise memoir covers Hawking’s post-war childhood in London, his undergraduate years at Oxford, his diagnosis with Lou Gehrig’s disease at the age of twenty-one, and his transformation into the explorer and explainer of the universe that we all know today.

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Written with wit, humility, and warmth, My Brief History candidly examines a life well lived, including insight into Hawking’s marriages and family, as well as a portrait of his intellectual evolution, adding up to an unprecedented glimpse of what it feels like to be one of the most world-changing people of our time.

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By ANNIE JACOBSEN The explosive, dark secrets behind America's post-WWII science programs from the author of the New York Times bestseller Area 51.

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In the chaos following WWII, some of the greatest spoils of Germany's resources were the Third Reich's scientific minds. The U.S. government secretly decided that the value of these former Nazis' knowledge outweighed their crimes and began a covert operation code-named Paperclip to allow them to work in the U.S. without the public's full knowledge. Drawing on exclusive interviews with dozens of Paperclip family members, colleagues, and interrogators, and with access to German archival documents, Annie Jacobsen follows more than a dozen German scientists through their postwar lives and into one of the most complex, nefarious, and jealously guarded government secrets of the 20th century.

NORTH KOREA UNDERCOVER By JOHN SWEENEY In March 2013 award-winning BBC Panorama reporter John Sweeney went undercover to gain unprecedented access to North Korea. Posing as a university professor, Sweeney saw the reality behind the world’s most secret state. He spoke to people who have seen the horrific dark side of the regime and saw things which have been hidden for years from the eyes of the western world: huge factories with no staff or electricity; uniformed child soldiers working in a zoo; and the world-famous and eerily empty DMZ – the De-Militarized Zone where North Korea ends and South Korea starts – all framed by the relentless flow of regime propaganda from omnipresent and crackly loudspeakers. Sweeney also visited South Korea and met defectors from the North who told him the other side of the story: gulags within a gulag state, dire poverty, blunted lives, hideous torture, effective infanticide of disabled babies, stick-limbed children dying of famine and mass graves of political prisoners that could only be dug when the spring thaw set in.. 9780593072981 TRANSWORLD S$30.00 MPH Distributors (S) Pte Ltd

NEW CURA ROMANA WEIGHTLOSS PLAN By LESILE KENTON Award-winning writer Leslie Kenton is renowned for her expertise in all matters relating to wellbeing. Her New Cura Romana Weightloss Plan is the culmination of her forty years of research, experience and expertise in life-transforming weightloss. You have known forever that the essential you is slim, healthy and full of life. It is time to experience this for real ...time to say goodbye to struggles and self-criticism ...time set yourself free. Now you can discover how to look and feel ten years younger and have more vitality, emotional strength, mental clarity and joy by making simple but powerful changes in how you eat and live.

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By JOYCE MEYER In this liberating, fresh approach to one's walk with God, Joyce Meyer tackles a hot spot in the battlefield of the mind: the fear of God's anger. When Joyce Meyer posted ''God's not mad at you'' on Facebook a few months ago, she didn't realize that those five words would trigger thousands of posts of gratitude and relief. She had obviously hit a hot button. Her latest book addresses the fears of those who know God loves them but still fear his anger.

9781455576784 HACHETTE BOOK GROUP S$25.00

Joyce's book addresses a huge felt need that isn't often discussed within the Christian community: the need to see God as the loving parent that He is, not a petty tyrant who is ready to pounce at the first opportunity. It will disabuse readers of one of the greatest misconceptions within the church and free them to experience His love on an entirely new level.

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By ALAN WEISMAN A powerful investigation into the chances for humanity's future from the author of the bestseller The World Without Us. In his bestselling The World Without Us, Alan Weisman considered what Earth would look like with humanity gone. Behind his groundbreaking thought experiment was this question: Can humans be a part of a healed, restored planet? In his long-awaited follow-up, Weisman traveled to 21 countries to research the main obstacle to humanity's future: the sheer number of us.

9780316277433 HACHETTE BOOK GROUP S$25.00

Weighing religious, cultural, and socioeconomic factors against biological and ecological ones, COUNTDOWN shows us the devastating effects of our cumulative presence and suggests what may be our fastest, most acceptable and affordable way of returning to a pace the planet can sustain before it's too late. Weisman shows again that he is one of the most provocative journalists at work today, asking the questions that truly matter most.


By CLIVE THOMPSON From the 'Wired' and 'New York Times Magazine' contributor, a brilliant examination into how the internet is profoundly changing the way we think. In this groundbreaking book, Clive Thompson argues that the internet is boosting our brainpower, encouraging new ways of thinking, and making us more - not less - intelligent as is so often claimed. Our lives have been changed irrevocably by the rise of the internet. But as we rely more and more on machines to help us think, our thinking is becoming richer and more complex. We learn more, retain it longer, write in curious new forms, and even think entirely new types of thoughts. 'Smarter Than You Think' is filled with stories of people who are using technology to boost their brains. 9780007488728 HARPER UK S$30.00 MPH Distributors (S) Pte Ltd

TIM GUNN'S FASHION BIBLE By TIM GUNN In the beginning there was the fig leaf... and the toga. Crinolines and ruffs. Chain mail and corsets. What do these antiquated items have to do with the oh-so-twenty-firstcentury skinny jeans, graphic tee, and sexy pumps you slipped into this morning? Everything! Fashion begets fashion, and what was the height of style yesterday has evolved into the trendsetting looks of today.

9781451643862 SIMON AND SCHUSTER S$24.00

Join Project Runway’s Tim Gunn on an epic tour through centuries of what women and men want and have always wanted—to look and feel their best in clothes that express who they are—embellished with Tim’s personalized commandments of the closet to help you build the perfect wardrobe for every occasion.



Much in the same vein as DELIVERING HAPPINESS, LOOPTAIL combines both Bruce Poon Tip's extraordinary first-person account of his entrepreneurial instincts to start and develop G Adventures, a highly-successful international travel adventure company, and along the way, he reveals his unusual management secrets that not only keep his employees fully engaged but also keep his customers extremely happy.

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By LUC DE BRABANDERE & ALAN INY THINKING IN NEW BOXES —a revolutionary process for sustainable creativity from two strategic innovation experts from The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). To make sense of the world, we all rely on assumptions, on models—on what Luc de Brabandere and Alan Iny call “boxes.” If we are unaware of our boxes, they can blind us to risks and opportunities. This innovative book challenges everything you thought you knew about business creativity by breaking creativity down into five steps: • Doubt everything. Challenge your current perspectives. • Probe the possible. Explore options around you. • Diverge. Generate many new and exciting ideas, even if they seem absurd. • Converge. Evaluate and select the ideas that will drive breakthrough results. • Reevaluate. 9780553841190 RANDOM HOUSE S$35.00


Thanks to today’s busy lifestyles, nearly 4,500 institutions of higher learning, and more than 21 million students, the need for college admissions consulting services continues to grow. The experts at Entrepreneur detail how education enthusiasts and/ or those with a passion for counseling others can take advantage of this home-based business opportunity.

9781599185064 PERSEUS INTERNATIONAL S$29.93 MPH Distributors (S) Pte Ltd

EP: START YOU R OWN ONLINE COUPON OR DAILY DEAL BUSINESS By RICH MINTZER Unlike old-school “design your own coupon book� titles, this book moves straight into computer technology and proceeds to the latest trend in couponing . . . apps, which provide deals to mobile users in any location. Many daily deal businesses do not work to enhance the experience for their merchants. Readers, however, can learn how to do so. Experts in the industry are also included such as Marc Horne, co-creator of Daily Deal Builder, who discusses what it takes to build a daily deal site, David Teichner, CEO of Yowza!! who brought deal apps to iPhones and several business owners who have tried their luck at running daily deal. They discuss what they have learned from the process. 9781599185125 PERSEUS INTERNATIONAL S$29.93

WINNING FROM WITHIN By ERICA ARIEL FOX Life is a series of negotiations, whether or not you think of yourself as a negotiator. From seemingly insignificant daily decisions to major life choices, you negotiate every time you aim to persuade, argue over a decision, or resolve a conflict. But as negotiations and leadership expert Erica Ariel Fox reveals, the most important negotiations - the ones that determine the impact of our actions and the quality of our lives - are those we have with ourselves.

9780062295309 HARPER US S$25.00

Most of us recognize the difference between our knowledge - what we know we should do and say - and our know-how-what we actually do and say in real life when it counts. Fox calls this the Performance Gap, and she shows you how to close it, turning breakdowns into breakthroughs, whether struggling with a difficult client, arguing with a combative teenager, or organizing for community action.

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By DUFF MCDONALD Founded in 1926, McKinsey & Company has become one of the world's leading management consulting firms, helping to invent American business and shaping its course for decades. Ushering in the age of American industrial dominance, McKinsey remapped the power structure in the White House, helped create the bar code, revolutionized business schools, and introduced the idea of budgeting as a management tool. McKinsey consultants have created the corporate behaviours that shaped our world-reinventing our idea of American capitalism and exporting it across the globe. At the same time, however, McKinsey can also be associated with a list of striking failures. Its consultants were on the scene when General Motors drove itself into the ground, and they played a critical role in building the bomb known as Enron. 9781476737867 SIMON AND SCHUSTER S$25.00 MPH Distributors (S) Pte Ltd


MPH SG Sep'13 Non-Fiction titles (major)  

MPH SG Sep'13 Non-Fiction titles (major)