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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • I Am Lazarusby Anna Kavan

    Peter Owen Publishers 2013; US$ 9.99

    Short stories addressing the surreal realities of mental illness, from an incredible cult writer often compared to Kafka and Woolf   The tortured life of Anna Kavan brought her some reward in terms of great pieces of art. Her drug addiction bore fruit in the Julia and the Bazooka collection of stories; while this companion volume recalls her... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Dreamby Emile Zola; Michael Glencross

    Peter Owen Publishers 2005; US$ 9.99

    Emile Zola's novel Le Rêve (1888) is a love idyll between a poor embroideress and the son of a wealthy aristocratic family set against the background of a sleepy cathedral town in northern France. A far cry from the seething, teeming world evoked in Zola?s best-known novels, it may at first seem a strange interlude between La Terre and La Bête... more...