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- Parthian Books 2015; US$ 10.99
In the Chair is a practical, up-to-date, and comprehensive guide to becoming the successful chair of any body, whether it?s the organization you work for, a community group or charity, or a public or company board. What qualities and skills do you need? How should you approach your group and its members? How should you prepare for and conduct meetings?... more...
- Parthian Books 2012; US$ 7.99
Plunging below the surface to confront the strange, the shocking, and often the unspeakable, this debut short story collection interrogates themes of violence, longing, and helplessness. Beautifully written as well as explosive, these stories feature characters who must cope with the darker side of human relationships, frequently from inside the seemingly... more...
- Parthian Books 2012; US$ 7.99
More than just a travel memoir, this book is a behind-the-scenes glimpse inside the antique book trade. Hurdling from one anecdote to the next, Bill Rees regales readers with his many adventures selling valuable books. From finding a first edition on a Parisian pub shelf to opening a store in Paris and trading rare titles with big names like Ian McEwan... more...
- Parthian Books 2011; US$ 7.99
Making connections between the Suez Canal War in 1949 and the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, this novel about a British couple's disastrous marriage is told by their daughter, who has discovered her mother's diary written at the end of World War II. Ailsa Roberts, the writer of the diary, shows herself to be a vivid and intelligent young Englishwoman... more...
- Parthian Books 2010; US$ 7.99
Romping from Barcelona to Sicily and back again, this enjoyable novel is full of sun, sex, desire, and infidelity. While in Barcelona translating a bestselling Italian book, Blanca identifies so much with the main character?a woman whose husband is unfaithful?that she begins to doubt her own husband. Her fears turn into obsession, and she is compelled... more...
- Parthian Books 2006; US$ 7.99
This first-person account of passion, murder, and cultural conflict plays out in the person of the young Ann Goodman, who is torn by the struggle for supremacy in her mixed blood, Welsh and English. In this love story, set in the late 19th century, the rural way of life is no idyll but rather a savage and exacting struggle for survival. more...
- Parthian Books 2013; US$ 7.99
A classic selection of the best of Stan Barstow's stories, covering the last five decades of British life. A group of young tearaways on a night out that begins with horse-play and ends in tragedy; the loneliness of a drunken miner's wife; a war-shocked ex-sailor forced beyond endurance, a widower is brought to grief by a woman outside his real understanding,... more...
- Parthian Books 2014; US$ 7.99
Twenty-nine years old with a less-than-healthy appetite for booze and a buzz, Bill lived in a messy rented room, sold his soul daily in a PR agency, and couldn?t remember the name of the last woman he screwed. He was a disappointment to his family but indicative of his generation. That was until a £10 psychic and a hanging cat came along to save... more...
- Parthian Books 2009; US$ 4.99
A beautiful and personal account, this memoir recalls the time spent by Brenda Chamberlain on the Greek Island of Ydra in the early 1960s. Sea and harbor, mountain and monastery, her neighbors and friends are unforgettably pictured; these were the realities outside herself while within there was a conflict of emotion and warring desires. Joy and woe... more...
- Parthian Books 2014; US$ 8.99
Trouble is brewing in Ystrad. It is time to defend jobs, the pits, and a way of life that has formed both the life of valley and the nation. The union is squaring up to the Coal Board, the government, and the country. Gwyn Pritchard, overman at Blackthorn colliery, believes that the way to save his pit is to keep his men working and production high.... more...