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  • 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...

  • The Ice Palaceby Tarjei Vesaas; Elizabeth Rokkan

    Peter Owen Publishers 2009; US$ 12.99

    A new edition of what is commonly seen as the legendary Norwegian writer's masterpiece, this story tells the tale of Siss and Unn, two friends who have only spent one evening in each other's company. But so profound is this evening between them that when Unn inexplicably disappears, Siss's world is shattered. Siss's struggle with her fidelity to... more...

  • The Hundred Daysby Joseph Roth

    Peter Owen Publishers 2011; US$ 9.99

    In the first English edition in 70 years of a lost classic by one of the great 20th century writers, Napoleon is seen from the point of view of a woman with whom his life is quietly intermingled   The story of Napoleon's last snatch at glory is framed both through the eyes of Bonaparte and his infatuated young laundress named Angelina—with rather... more...

  • Circus Mania!by Douglas McPherson

    Peter Owen Publishers 2011; US$ 9.99

    A history of the circus from its origins in the Roman times, through its establishment in Western Europe, and to the modern day circus—absolutely diverse and captivating   Circuses have existed since Roman times, but centuries later, the circus world has never been more diverse and captivating, the global success of Cirque du Soleil testament... more...

  • The Antichristby Joseph Roth; Richard Panchyk

    Peter Owen Publishers 2011; US$ 9.99

    Long out of print in English, this dizzying hybrid of novel, essay, and polemic has less to do with religion than with what Roth sees as the disintegrating moral fabric of the modern world   Written while Roth was in exile from Germany and his native Austria following the rise of Nazism, this work was composed in cafés across free Europe after... more...

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

    Peter Owen Publishers 2008; US$ 18.99

    Ranjit Singh has been largely written out of accounts of India's past by British historians, yet he was one of the most powerful and charismatic figures in Indian history. He unified the warring chiefdoms of the Punjab into an extraordinary northern empire, built up a formidable army, kept the British in check to the south of his realm, and closed... more...

  • H.G. Wells: Another Kind of Lifeby Michael Sherborne

    Peter Owen Publishers 2011; US$ 19.99

    An unlikely lothario, one of the most successful writers of his time, a figure at the heart of the age's political and artistic debates—H. G. Wells' life is a great story in its own right   When H. G. Wells left school in 1880 at 13 he seemed destined for obscurity—yet he defied expectations, becoming one of the most famous writers in... more...

  • Iceby Anna Kavan

    Peter Owen Publishers 2006; US$ 12.99

    In this haunting and surreal novel, the narrator and a man known as the warden search for an elusive girl in a frozen, seemingly post-nuclear, apocalyptic landscape. The country has been invaded and is being governed by a secret organization. There is destruction everywhere; great walls of ice overrun the world. Together with the narrator, the reader... more...

  • Pity for The Guyby John Paul Davis

    Peter Owen Publishers 2010; US$ 14.99

    The first fully-rounded portrait of the man behind the Gunpowder Plot   For hundreds of years Guy Fawkes has been portrayed as perhaps too extreme a figure—a rabid, bloodthirsty Catholic who not only tried to bomb British Parliament but threatened the English way of life. This biography reveals that he was much more than an evil, shadowy conspirator... more...

  • The Darker Sexby Mike Ashley

    Peter Owen Publishers 2009; US$ 9.99

    Ghosts, precognition, suicide, and the afterlife are all themes in these thrilling stories by Britain and America's greatest Victorian women, proving their talent for creating dark, sensational, and horrifying tales of the supernatural. This anthology showcases some of the best and most representative work by female writers during this period, including... more...