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  • The End of My Addictionby M.D. Olivier Ameisen; MD Jeffrey S. Borer

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 8.99

    "After years of battling uncontrollable addiction, I have achieved the supposedly impossible: complete freedom from craving."   Dr. Olivier Ameisen was a brilliant cardiologist on the staff at one of America?s top teaching hospitals and running his own successful practice when he developed a profound addiction to alcohol. He broke bones with no... more...

  • The Love Childby Edith Olivier

    Pan Macmillan 2014; US$ 5.41

    What was she? Not a child, for she was seventeen, and taller than Kitty: not a girl, for she floated like a feather, and flew into trees like a bird; not a spirit - she was human to touch. But to-night she was all made of mischief and magic, remote form him, and yet calling him to here . . .' At thirty-two, her mother dead, Agatha Bodenham finds herself... more...

  • As Far as Jane's Grandmother'sby Edith Olivier

    Pan Macmillan 2014; US$ 5.41

    "I sometimes think she is rather a vampire. . . . O no, not an evil one in any way, of course," Cynthia hastened to add, seeing Jane's shocked face. "But people of very strong character are demoralising to live with. One leaves everything to them, even the keeping of one's conscience." As a child Jane is dominated by her mother and grandmother,... more...

  • The Seraphim Roomby Edith Olivier

    Pan Macmillan 2014; US$ 5.41

    The Seraphim Room is the story of Lilian and Emily, two half-sisters who live together under the watch of their domineering father. Together they whittle their days away under the claustrophobic roof of the dusty and decaying Chilvester House. Shut away from the wider world, it looks like the two siblings might grow to be old spinsters together.... more...

  • Country Moods and Tensesby Edith Olivier

    Pan Macmillan 2014; US$ 5.41

    . . . let the townsman say what he will, country life has more variety . . .' A contemporary of Cecil Beaton, Siegfried Sassoon and Rex Whistler, Edith Olivier is best known for her first book, the novella, The Love Child but was the author of a variety of both fiction and non-fiction, as well as becoming the mayor of Wilton, Wiltshire, in 1939. In... more...

  • Dwarf's Bloodby Edith Olivier

    Pan Macmillan 2014; US$ 5.41

    A contemporary of Cecil Beaton, Siegfried Sassoon and Rex Whistler, Edith Olivier is best known for her first book, the novella, The Love Child but was the author of a variety of both fiction and non-fiction, as well as becoming the mayor of Wilton, Wiltshire, in 1939. In Dwarf's Blood , Olivier has crafted a moral tale, reflecting the Victorian... more...

  • Night Thoughts of a Country Landladyby Edith Olivier

    Pan Macmillan 2014; US$ 5.41

    "When the War drove her to fill the house with strange guests, it also drove her to fill her diary with strange thoughts... This broadened hospitality, and these unaccustomed contacts, completely changed for the time the character of English country life." In this fascinating work, Edith Olivier explores the diaries left to her by her friend and... more...

  • The Triumphant Footmanby Edith Olivier

    Pan Macmillan 2014; US$ 5.41

    All his life, he had so much enjoyed getting into scrapes, that he could never think of a better way out of one than to jump forthwith into another.' Alphonse Biskin is the lowly footman for the highly respected Captain Lemaur and his invalid, autocratic wife in Florence. Quick to dismiss him as incompetent, the Lemaurs are oblivious to the fact that... more...

  • Without Knowing Mr Walkleyby Edith Olivier

    Pan Macmillan 2014; US$ 5.41

    "Nowadays, one meets fewer 'Characters' than of old, and life seems to be far more uniform. Everyone knew some oddities in their childhood, curious people who looked and behaved quite unlike others, but such pronounced individuality is rare to-day." In this mesmerising autobiography, acclaimed novelist Edith Olivier describes her remarkable life,... more...

  • Wiltshireby Edith Olivier

    Pan Macmillan 2014; US$ 5.41

    This "landscape of the uplands" has been described as "an ocean of rolling grass"; and, with its distinct and yet unaccented separateness, it looks like the green eye of England.' Originally compiled by the near-blind Olivier in 1945-1946 and posthumously published three years after her death in 1951 by her niece Rosemary, Wiltshire is acknowledged... more...