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  • Nude Descending an Empireby Sam Taylor

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2014; US$ 15.95

    As a collection of politically engaged poetry for the 21st century,  Nude Descending and Empire develops the lyrical voice of a citizen-poet speaking to the urgency of our contemporary moment, especially its ecological crisis. This is a book that brings all the supposed sensitivity of poetry into contact with the world we actually live in?with... more...

  • The Island at the End of the Worldby Sam Taylor

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 11.65

    Through the eyes of eight-year-old Finn we find ourselves on a small island, surrounded by nothing but sea. Finn lives here with his Pa, his elder sister Alice and his younger sister Daisy, and has no memory of any world but this one. All he knows of the past comes from the songs and stories of his father, which tell of the great flood that drowned... more...

  • Make Do And Sendby Sam Taylor

    Gibson Square 2016; US$ 8.74

    In September 1939 petrol rationing was announced as a result of the declaration of war with Germany, soon clothes and food rationing. The propaganda was upbeat under the banner Make Do and Mend, and Britain's favourite passtime queueuing was involved, but another national passtime, grumbling, soon followed. For example, civil war on the War Office... more...

  • HHhHby Laurent Binet; Sam Taylor

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 16.99

    HHhH: "Himmlers Hirn heisst Heydrich", or "Himmler's brain is called Heydrich". The most dangerous man in Hitler's cabinet, Reinhard Heydrich was known as the "Butcher of Prague." He was feared by all and loathed by most. With his cold Aryan features and implacable cruelty, Heydrich seemed indestructible?until two men, a Slovak and a Czech recruited... more...

  • HHhHby Laurent Binet; Sam Taylor

    Random House 2012; US$ 12.68

    Two men have been enlisted to kill the head of the Gestapo. This is Operation Anthropoid, Prague, 1942: two Czechoslovakian parachutists sent on a daring mission by London to assassinate Reinhard Heydrich - chief of the Nazi secret services, 'the hangman of Prague', 'the blond beast', 'the most dangerous man in the Third Reich'. His boss is Heinrich... more...

  • A Meal in Winterby Hubert Mingarelli; Sam Taylor

    Granta Publications 2013; US$ 10.65

    One morning, in the dead of winter, three German soldiers head out into the frozen Polish countryside. They have been charged by their commanders to track down and bring back for execution 'one of them' - a Jew. Having flushed out a young man hiding in the woods, they decide to rest in an abandoned house before continuing their journey back to the... more...

  • Ukraine Diariesby Andrey Kurkov; Sam Taylor

    Random House 2014; US$ 14.09

    -16°C, sunlight, silence. I drove the children to school, then went to see the revolution. I walked between the tents. Talked with rev­olutionaries. They were weary today. The air was thick with the smell of old campfires. Ukraine Diaries is acclaimed writer Andrey Kurkov?s first-hand account of the ongoing crisis in his country. From his... more...

  • The Seventh Function of Languageby Laurent Binet; Sam Taylor

    Random House 2017; US$ 27.18 US$ 20.00

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  • Three Thousand Horsepowerby Antonin Varenne; Sam Taylor

    Quercus 2017; Not Available

    Burma, 1852. Arthur Bowman, a sergeant in the East India Company, is sent on a secret mission during the Second Anglo-Burmese War. But the expedition is foiled - his men are captured and tortured. Throughout their ordeal, a single word becomes Bowman's mantra, a word that will stiffen their powers of endurance in the face of unimaginable suffering:... more...

  • Charlotteby David Foenkinos; Sam Taylor

    Canongate Books 2017; US$ 15.79

    This novel is inspired by the life of Charlotte Salomon.A German painter murdered at the age of twenty-six, when she was pregnant.It Charlotte's story, and that of her mother, her father, her aunt, her grandmother and grandfather and the ringing toll of death that relentlessly pursued them.It is the tale of Charlotte's only love: Alfred, or as they... more...