||BRINGING UP CHILDREN IN TROUBLED TIMES
Chiam Heng Keng
This book helps parents to understand
the psychology and behaviour of children. Suggestions
on crucial parenting tasks such as disciplining children, teaching
them responsibility and enhancing their self-esteem are also
provided. Besides discussing the factors that contribute
to the physical, psychological and sexual abuse of children,
it also examines giftedness in children. The complex needs
of adolescents and their problems are also explored by emphasising
the importance of the family structure in helping them cope
with the difficulties and changes they encounter during this
critical period of their lives.
Pb: ISBN 967 978 438 X: US$12.90
||CRIMSON SUN OVER BORNEO
Japanese forces were advancing across Southeast Asia
and the Pacific in 1942, crushing all that stood in their way.
Against this onslaught, British and American government officials
were compelled to escape into the jungle to reach the safety
of neutral territory. Some succeeded, others failed.
Pb: ISBN 967 978 555 6: US$12.90
From the marvellously dark imagination
of Malaysia's up-and-coming writer of horror fiction, a terrifying
novel of a thousand nightmares
The Demon coldly waits ... Shazral Abas' father is dying.
Holding the hand of a child, a drowned child ... He returns
to the kampung to confront the dark memories of childhood and
to face the terrible demon that has been waiting for him all
these years. It will wait for the man ...
But first he must covet a
strange inheritance, an inheritance that may destroy him and
allow the demon to freely feast upon the human race. With
fingers to rip out his heart. In a titanic struggle of
good against evil, Shazral finds himself in a dangerous battle
with a hideous and awesome power that will drive him to the
realms of despair and the borders of hell.
Pb: ISBN 967 978 608 0: US$12.90
The author, a member of the Royal
Selangor Club in Kuala Lumpur, has written a delightful collection
of short stories. All the stories in this book were told
by one narrator or another at the veranda of the Club, long
the citadel of British good form and snobbery. The short
stories in this collection spring from the author's rich background
of life and experiences in fascinating places such as Malaysia,
Singapore, South Arabia, Thailand, Gibraltar, Sri Lanka@ Yemen
and Fiji, and in the British Navy during the Second World War.
Pb: ISBN 967 978 491 6: US$12.90
||FESTIVAL OF HUNGRY GHOSTS
This book concerned with the lives of those engaged
in administering a small British Colony in the Far East.
The Governor and his Councillors are brilliantly depicted as
men committed to maintaining a status quo, yet inwardly aware
that the phase of history they represent is fast drawing to
Pb: ISBN 967 978 554 8: US$12.90
SAKE OF PEACE
Mohd Najib Tun Razak
This is an illustrative account of Malaysia's involvement
in the Bosnian war peace process. It closely looks at
the peacekeeping mission and portrays the actual situations
of war-torn Bosnia-Herzegovina, the destructions, the death,
the sadness and the stories beyond description of words.
Hb: ISBN 967 978 579 3: US$49.00
Lim Kean Siew
This book is an attempt to remove
some of the misunderstandings that have grown like cobwebs throughout
the ages to cloud the true nature of meditation through indifferent
explanations, superstitions and mysteries surrounding the subject
due to the use of animal symbolisms and animism to explain abstract
and philosophical thoughts to primitive peoples. Mediation
must be experienced to be understood. It is the power
of the mind over matter.
Pb: ISBN 967 978 474 6: US$14.90
lnsights Into Things Malaysian
Lee Su Kim
Why you so dat one?
Aiksy only. Want to carry big like... tink 1 donno-ah?
The foreigner might be stumped but no local will miss what the
speaker means. Vivid expressions aside, Lee shows up the
unique points of Malaysian behaviour, dressing, foods, traits
and way of life. From highway horrors to the nostalgic
memory of watching her Nyonya grandmother dress, she captures
the essence of being Malaysian.
Pb: ISBN 967 978 517 3: US$12.90
OVER THE GOLDEN SANDS
Lim Kean Siew
This is an intimate portrait
of a Straits Chinese family in Penang, part of a unique and
fascinating community in the social fabric of Malaya, beginning
with the years just before World War 1 and ending with World
War 11 and the Japanese Occupation. It weaves not only
a rich tapestry of characters and conflicts within a family,
but also a memorable, detailed picture of the society that dictated
that life. Set against a period of British colonialism
and a world in transition, it draws you into a life, a culture
and a colourful period in history.
Pb: ISBN 967 978 567 X: US$12.90
In The Heart Of Africa
Tan Siew Soo
It was a unique episode in Malaysian
history in August 1960 when the country was invited to serve
the United Nations by sending a Special Force to Congo, then
another newly independent but strife-torn country. This
book tries to record in chronological order the events of the
Malayan Special Force from the time of its inception until its
disbandment in May 1963.
Hb: ISBN 967 978 280 8: US$39.00
OF MARTHA TEOH & OTHER CHILLING STORIES
Evil is everywhere. In the
shady bungalows, in the spiralling apartment blocks, in the
festering drains down the sun-baked, humid streets.
It comes in all shapes and guises. Meet the lustful
seducer ... the bloodthirsty vampire ... the rich, jealous Datuk.
Somewhere a man is haunted by memories of the war-torn jungles
of Malaya, another is taken over 400 years back in time, a boy
is haunted by the spectre of an old man, a woman is raped once
and forever. Evil is everywhere ... and it is always watching.
Pb: ISBN 967 978 609 9: US$12.90
||TROPICAL TREES AND SHRUBS PLANTING
A Practical Guide
Ong Guan Teck
This book has been conceived
with the purpose of providing quick, easy reference for plant
lovers and others interested in the wide variety of beautiful
plant materials that are available for landscape usage.
At the moment, there is no such book on this subject which deals
with tropical trees, shrubs and palms in one volume. This
practical guide will stimulate an awareness amongst property
developers and garden enthusiasts alike of the vital role landscape
planting play in the years to come.
Hb: ISBN 967 978 611 0: US$39.00