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  • The Bridgesby Tarjei Vesaas

    Peter Owen Publishers 2015; US$ 9.99

    A spare, powerful, supremely graceful novel from a giant of Norwegian literature As strange, unsettling, and memorable as The Ice Palace , this remarkable novel carries with it all the compassion, human insight, and lyrical power of all great Vesaas novels. It describes the changing relationships between three adolescents?an unmarried mother... more...

  • Empire of the Sikhsby Patwant Singh; Jyoti M. Rai

    Peter Owen Publishers 2013; US$ 14.99

    The definitive biography of Ranjit Singh, contemporary of Napoleon and one of the most powerful and charismatic Indian rulers of his age Ranjit Singh has been largely written out of accounts of the subcontinent's past by recent Western historians, yet he had an impact that lasts to this day. He unified the warring chiefdoms of the Punjab into an... more...

  • Darling Georgieby Dennis Friedman

    Peter Owen Publishers 2014; US$ 9.99

    Eminent psychiatrist Dennis Friedman turns his acute gaze on our present Queen Elizabeth?s grandfather, King George V (1885?1936), to reveal the man behind the monarch. Taking as his starting point the widely held belief that the personality and behavior of parents and grandparents have a powerful influence on the children and grandchildren?and even... more...

  • From Winchester to Thisby William Donaldson

    Peter Owen Publishers 2014; US$ 9.99

    William Donaldson reveals all in a frank and often scurrilous memoir where past and present collide in a hilarious vision of his extraordinary life. The author charts his course from his public school childhood, through production of the celebrated 1960s satire Beyond the Fringe , a riotous lifestyle in the company of pop stars, actors, models, and... more...

  • Assisted Dyingby Jo Cartwright; Lesley Mary Close; Terry Pratchett

    Peter Owen Publishers 2014; US$ 9.99

    The latest developments in the arguments for and against assisted dying, with a foreword by Terry Pratchett Assisted dying is perhaps one of the most divisive issues of the modern age, generating endless headlines and moral debates. Published in conjunction with the organization Dignity in Dying, this important book provides a forum for expert... more...

  • All the Moves (But None of the Licks)by Clive Selwood

    Peter Owen Publishers 2014; US$ 11.99

    Clive Selwood is the man who invented "chart hyping," the man who started the first "hippie" record label, and who pioneered the concept of radio "session" recordings with one of the most successful independent record labels ever. Replacing Des O?Connor as a Butlin Redcoat, falling foul of London gangsters, taking a major record company to the top... more...

  • Angels on the Head of a Pinby Yuri Druzhnikov; Thomas Moore

    Peter Owen Publishers 2003; US$ 9.99

    In this contemporary Russian classic, a samizdat document arrives at a Soviet newspaper headquarters with unimaginable consequences. Angels on the Head of a Pin is set in Moscow in the late 1960s, at a time when Khrushchev-era liberalization is being threatened by the return to personality cult and repression following the Soviet intervention... more...

  • Baudelaire in Chainsby Frank Hilton

    Peter Owen Publishers 2003; US$ 13.99

    An acclaimed and most unusual biography of Baudelaire, showing him ensnared by his passions for poetry, prostitutes, and drugs. A crucial link between romanticism and modernism, Charles Baudelaire is a pivotal figure in European literature and thought. His influence on modern poetry is immense. In the English language, where his literary reputation... more...

  • The Gnosticsby Jacques Lacarriere

    Peter Owen Publishers 2014; US$ 11.99

    Gnostics have always sought to “know? rather than to accept dogma and doctrine, often to their peril. This inquiry into Gnosticism examines the character, history, and beliefs of a brave and vigorous spiritual quest that originated in the ancient Near East and continues into the present day. Lawrence Durrell writes, “This is a strange and original... more...

  • Boy Caesarby Jeremy Reed

    Peter Owen Publishers 2003; US$ 9.99

    The past comes to haunt contemporary London in this evocation of the life of the little-known Roman boy-emperor Heliogabalus.   The Roman gay world is mirrored in Jim's relations with his duplicitous partner Danny and the contemporary London scene they inhabit. Events take a weird twist when Jim discovers that his partner is living a double... more...