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Michael Moran - Beyond ​the Coral Sea
East ​of Java, west of Tahiti and north of the Cape York peninsula of Australia lie the unknown paradise islands of the Coral, Solomon and Bismarck Seas. They were perhaps the last inhabited place on earth to be explored by Europeans, and even today many remain largely unspoilt, despite the former presence of German, British and even Australian colonial rulers. Michael Moran, a veteran traveller, begins his journey on the island of Samarai, historic gateway to the old British Protectorate, as the guest of the benign grandson of a cannibal. He explores the former capitals of German New Guinea and headquarters of the disastrous New Guinea Compagnie, its administrators decimated by malaria and murder. He travels along the inaccessible Rai Coast through the Archipelago of Contented Men, following in the footsteps of the great Russian explorer 'Baron' Nikolai Miklouho-Maclay. The historic anthropological work of Bronislaw Malinowski guides him through the seductive labyrinth of the Trobriand 'Islands of Love' and the erotic dances of the yam festival. Darkly humorous characters, both historical and contemporary, spring vividly to life as the author steers the reader through the richly fascinating cultures of Melanesia. 'Beyond the Coral Sea' is a captivating voyage of unusual brilliance and a memorable evocation of a region which has been little written about during the past century.

Bill Jones - Dennis Kavanagh - Michael Moran - Philip Norton - Politics ​UK
First ​published in 1991, Politics UK is now in its sixth edition and continues to provide the most comprehensive, elegant and up to date coverage of all aspects of the British political system. The book presents a detailed examination of the core elements of the British political scene divided into six classic parts: context, defining the political world, the representative process, the legislative process, the executive process and the policy process. The sixth edition has been thoroughly updated and revised and is now in full colour throughout.

Bill Jones - Andrew Gray - Dennis Kavanagh - Michael Moran - Philip Norton - Anthony Seldon - Politics ​UK
Like ​the first, this edition covers the core features of A level and first-year university syllabuses - the constitution, parliament, prime minister and departments, voting, parties, the media, pressure groups and local government, in the wider context of British political life. All chapters have been thoroughly revised and new chapters on the management of government services, environmental policy, the EC and the politics of law and order have been added. This edition also has more material on social inequality, elections and voting behaviour, quasi-government and the European dimension of British politics. Concluding comments have also been updated where relevant to cover contemporary issues such as trial by jury for the judiciary and public order.

Michael Moran - Point ​Venus
Norfolk ​Island, ‘a place fit only for angels and eagles’, is one of the most remote locations in Oceania. It lies one thousand miles north-east of Sydney across the Tasman Sea. In the nineteenth century, this lonely paradise became a hellish prison for convicts transported from Britain and later home to the descendants of the Bounty mutineers. Paul Seagrave, an unstable young concert pianist, has abandoned his promising career after a nervous breakdown and fled there from the Australian mainland to recuperate. Point Venus is a complex blend of historical novel and modern drama, a tale of two forbidden loves. Paul experiences a lyrically erotic relationship with the mysterious island woman Mareva, a descendant of the mutineers, acted out amidst the lush scenery. Later he discovers a secret journal kept by Paulina, the cultured wife of a brutal Commandant of the penal station in the nineteenth century. He reads of her breathless passion for a young Polish cavalry officer stationed at the military garrison - an affair painfully conducted in the shadow of the gallows. In this interwoven story, the menace of the days of cruelty and degradation are finely balanced against the sensuality and innocence of contemporary island life. Point Venus is a meticulously researched and powerful narrative. With its structure inspired by the pagan mysteries of love depicted in the Renaissance painting Primavera by Botticelli, this intense novel transports the reader to an exotic realm of seductive yet sinister beauty.

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