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- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 8.99
FROM ONE OF BRITAIN?S GREATEST LIVING WRITERS AND THE AUTHOR OF THE UNCOMMON READER , A FAMILY MEMOIR AND UNIQUE WORK OF ART? A LIFE LIKE OTHER IS ALAN BENNETT AT HIS BEST In this poignant memoir of his parents? marriage, Alan Bennett recalls the lost world of his childhood and the lives, loves, and deaths of his unforgettable aunties, Kathleen... more...
- Edinburgh University Press 2010; US$ 19.99
Obscure Locks, Simple Keys is a comprehensive study of Samuel Beckett's most enigmatic text, Watt. Chris Ackerley's approach, which is similar to genetic editing, extensively reads the novel's different editions and manuscripts (including the French translation, overseen by Beckett himself), and his long introduction engages with the complex... more...
- Soho Press 2010; US$ 25.00
The scion of the Colvilles, who are wealthy wine merchants, is about to marry the daughter of the even grander Nash family. Immediately after the nuptials, the bridegroom?s uncle Cosmo is found clutching a gun, having apparently killed his own brother. He refuses to give any explanation, even to his solicitor, who retains Lord Francis Powerscourt to... more...
- Soho Press 2010; US$ 25.00
Gil Cunningham is the Archbishop?s questioner?his investigator. Nanty and Danny were rivals for the affection of Agnes, the apothecary?s daughter. Danny dies, apparently of poisoning, after drinking from his friend?s flask. But what was the poison? Is Nanty guilty? Then more murders ensue, and Gil?s wife, Alys, joins the investigation. From the... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 40.00
Addressed to the enthusiastic theatregoer as well as to students of contemporary theatre, this new edition includes a fresh chapter on Hapgood. Anthony Jenkins is an actor and director as well as a teacher of drama, and this refreshing perspective informs his writing. He is interested in how Stoppard's plays work in the theatre (and on radio and... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 15.99
With all the charm of a Georgette Heyer novel, the sequel to Bellfield Hall finds Miss Dido Kent vacationing at the home of her cousin. When a neighbor passes away quite suddenly, Dido feels she is ideally placed to observe the reaction of the community, but her suitor, Mr. William Lomax, feels otherwise. As Dido presses on, she learns more about... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 8.99
An unscrupulous manor lord has reneged on his promise to hand over a priceless ornate cross stolen from the Templars during the Crusades. Furthermore, he has massacred as heretics fourteen members of a religious order. The King sends Hugh Corbett, devoted emissary of King Edward I to Mistleham in his stead... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 99.95
Hopkins argues the succession to the throne was a burning topic not only in the final years of Elizabeth but well into the 1630s, and drama, with its disguised identities and oblique relationship to reality, was a safe way to air it. Hopkins analyzes some of the ways in which plays-from Marlowe's and Shakespeare's to Webster's and Ford's-reflect,... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 35.00
Robert Holdstock was a prolific writer whose oeuvre included horror, fantasy, mystery and the novelization of films, often published under pseudonyms. These twelve critical essays explore Holdstock's varied output by displaying his works against the backdrop of folk and fairy tales, dissecting their spatiotemporal order, and examining them as psychic... more...