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  • The Seven Churchesby Milo? Urban

    Peter Owen Publishers 2011; US$ 9.99

    A bloody, atmospheric modern classic of crime literature and one of the most haunting and terrifying thrillers to come out of Europe in recent years   Written in the spirit of the sensational murder story and combined with a rich Gothic atmosphere, this tale, now translated into 11 languages, traces the steps of a killer through the seven cathedrals... 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 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...

  • Philosophers Behaving Badlyby Nigel Rodgers; Mel Thompson

    Peter Owen Publishers 2004; US$ 16.99

    An engaging and often hilarious survey of the far-from-fusty extra-curricular activities of some of philosophy?s finest practitioners   Philosophers Behaving Badly examines the lives of eight great philosophers—Rousseau, whose views on education and the social order seem curiously at odds with his own outrageous life; Schopenhauer and Nietzsche,... more...

  • This Way to the Revolutionby Erin Pizzey

    Peter Owen Publishers 2011; US$ 14.99

    First full biography of an international figure, recently in the news after her successful libel case against Andrew Marry, who described her as a terrorist in The Making of Modern Britain Internationally famous for starting one of the first women's refuges in the modern world, Erin Pizzey is a controversial but hugely-respected activist... more...

  • Sisters In Crimeby Mike Ashley

    Peter Owen Publishers 2013; US$ 9.99

    The companion volume to The Darker Sex and The Dreaming Sex , this absorbing anthology of early women's crime fiction belongs on the bookshelf of any serious crime fan Many of the leading writers of crime fiction are women?Agatha Christie, Ruth Rendell et al?but it still comes as a surprise to many that the first full-length detective novel... more...

  • Hunter Quatermain's Storyby H. Rider Haggard; Peter Haining

    Peter Owen Publishers 2006; US$ 9.99

    Over a century after the debut of the intrepid hunter explorer Allan Quatermain in King Solomon's Mines , he remains one of the great heroes of literature whose adventures have been adapted for cinema and television. This new anthology brings to light a novelette and four short stories which have never been collected in one volume. Introducing the... more...

  • Who Are You?by Anna Kavan

    Peter Owen Publishers 2001; US$ 9.99

    Depicting the hopeless, emotional polarity of a young couple, this novel follows their doomed marriage spent in a remote, tropical hell. She—described only as "the girl"—is young, sophisticated and sensitive. He, "Mr. Dog-Head," is an unreconstructed thug and heavy drinker who rapes his wife, otherwise passing his time bludgeoning rats with a tennis... more...

  • In the Shadow of Islamby Isabelle Eberhardt

    Peter Owen Publishers 2014; US$ 9.99

    An extraordinary evocation of the desert and its people by a woman who dressed as a man in order to travel alone and unimpeded throughout North Africa   In 1897 Isabelle Eberhardt, at the age of 20, left an already unconventional life in Geneva for the Morroccan frontier. Gripped by spiritual restlessness and the desire to break free from the... more...

  • The Weary Generationsby Abdullah Hussein

    Peter Owen Publishers 2003; US$ 9.99

    Published ahead of Paul Scott?s Raj Quartet and long before Midnight?s Children , Abdullah Hussein?s ambitious saga of social struggle The Weary Generations was a bestseller in Urdu. Published in 1963 and now beyond its 40th edition, it has never been out of print. A vivid depiction of the widespread disillusionment and seismic upheavals of... more...