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  • Nina in Utopiaby Miranda Miller

    Peter Owen Publishers 2011; US$ 9.99

    A breathtakingly original novel of time travel, Bedlam, and a mad Victorian painter   London, 1854: Nina, the wife of an ambitious doctor, is heavily traumatized by the death of her young daughter and finds herself mysteriously transported 150 years into the future. A tourist in the 21st century, she believes she is witnessing a Utopia, with... 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...

  • 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 circusabsolutely 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...

  • Sophia of Hanoverby J. N. Duggan

    Peter Owen Publishers 2011; US$ 9.99

    The detailed memoirs and letters of a gifted and prolific chronicler provide an insider?s view of life for the top echelons of society in the 16th century   Sophia, Electress of Hanover (16301714), granddaughter of James I, and mother of George I, is best remembered as the link between the Houses of Stuart and Hanover. A true European, Sophia... 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 debatesH. 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 obscurityyet he defied expectations, becoming one of the most famous writers in the... more...

  • Birdbrainby Johanna Sinisalo

    Peter Owen Publishers 2011; US$ 9.99

    From the author of the critically acclaimed Troll , the new novel from Johanna Sinisalo is full of her trademark style, surreal invention, and savage humor   Set in Australasia, this is the story of a young Finnish couple who have embarked on the hiking trip of a lifetime, with Heart of Darkness as their only reading matter. Conrad?s dark... more...

  • Seeds of Fictionby Bernard Diederich; Richard Greene; Pico Iyer

    Peter Owen Publishers 2012; US$ 14.99

    A major new biography of Graham Greene with extensive new material; exclusive, never-before-seen photographs of Greene on his travels; and full family cooperation An essential read for fans of literary biography, this book finally and fully illuminates a pivotal episode in Graham Greene's life and career in the kind of detail that will sate any... more...

  • Guiltyby Anna Kavan

    Peter Owen Publishers 2007; US$ 8.99

    Set in an unspecified but eerily familiar time and landscape, this is the story of Mark, a protagonist who struggles against the machinations of a hostile society and bureaucracy. Suffering at first from the persecution of his father as a conscientious objector, his life quickly comes under the control of the Machiavellian Mr. Spector, an influential... more...

  • Doubting Thomasby Atle Naess

    Peter Owen Publishers 2013; US$ 12.99

    Coming somewhere between Peter Ackroyd and Perfume , Doubting Thomas is an innovative and fascinating novel about the renowned Italian painter Caravaggio. The plot centers around the events of a May evening in Rome in 1606, when Caravaggio was challenged to a duel and killed a man. Who was this man Caravaggio? What happened on that fateful night?... more...

  • The Beautiful Childby Emma Tennant

    Peter Owen Publishers 2013; US$ 8.99

    From the acclaimed author of Pemberley and Thornfield Hall comes a tale inspired by Henry James The Beautiful Child is the last known unfinished story by the great American writer, ending on a Jamesian note of terror and amplified throughout by Tennant's trademark feminist-dreamlike style. A chilling account of cruelty and neglect, it suggests... more...