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  • The Theory of Contract Lawby Peter Benson

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 39.00

    Essays addressing a variety of issues in the theory and practice of contract law. more...

  • Visionby Peter Benson

    Templeton Press 2011; US$ 6.99

    According to Peter L. Benson, the capacity to generate vision is among life's most beautiful and unheralded gifts. To him, a vision is more than just a goal, more than just a dream of what could be—it is a summons, a pull towards the future, an inspired call to make real that which should be. In Vision: Awakening Your Potential to Create a... more...

  • Tobacco Capitalismby Peter Benson

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 28.95

    Tobacco Capitalism tells the story of the people who live and work on U.S. tobacco farms at a time when the global tobacco industry is undergoing profound changes. Against the backdrop of the antitobacco movement, the globalization and industrialization of agriculture, and intense debates over immigration, Peter Benson draws on years of field research... more...

  • A Lesser Dependencyby Peter Benson

    Alma Books 2012; US$ 11.99

    A trenchant critique of modern civilization, A Lesser Dependency movingly describes how one family?s tropical heaven became hell. In 1971 the inhabitants of Diego Garcia, a small island in the middle of the Indian Ocean, a place too small to find on a map and one of the last paradisical outposts of the Empire, were suddenly evicted from their homes... more...

  • A Private Moonby Peter Benson

    Alma Books 2012; US$ 11.99

    A humorous novel about a private eye living an uneventful life in Brighton until normality gives way to a kind of mad logic. Frank, a private eye in Brighton, is the perfect lodger: neat, quiet, and solitary, a decent man leading an uneventful life. Then his neighbour announces she?s pregnant, his landlady?s budgie is strangled, his boss retires to... more...

  • Odo's Hangingby Peter Benson

    Alma Books 2012; US$ 11.99

    Weaving in the dramatic sequence of events portrayed by the Bayeux Tapestry, Peter Benson gives a striking impression of the politics, conflicts, and religious beliefs of the era. With this intricately wrought and absorbing novel, he has brought to life a fascinating period of English history. Bishop Odo, half-brother of William I, commissions a hanging... more...

  • Riptideby Peter Benson

    Alma Books 2012; US$ 11.99

    A compelling coming-of-age tale, in which Benson employs surfing as a metaphor, adding graceful comic details and a series of charming secondary characters, Riptide is an intense, even transcendent examination of a young man?s struggle to establish his identity while facing the loss of both parents. On his nineteenth birthday in an English seaside... more...

  • The Levelsby Peter Benson

    Alma Books 2012; US$ 11.99

    A novel about a young boy whose first encounter with love both bruises and enlarges his vision of the world. Drove House has always loomed large over village life. Boarded-up for years, it is reputed to be brimming with ghosts, and is shunned by the locals?all except Billy, for whom it has been the site of childhood dens and secret adolescent adventures.... more...

  • The Other Occupantby Peter Benson

    Alma Books 2012; US$ 11.99

    A subtly lyrical novel, written with Peter Benson?s trademark wit and understatement, The Other Occupant explores the moving evolution of an unlikely relationship, against a beautiful countryside backdrop. Greg is thirty-three, without a job or a place to live. Hiding from painful memories, he only half-exists, his lethargy a protection against the... more...

  • The Shape of Cloudsby Peter Benson

    Alma Books 2012; US$ 11.99

    Peter Benson?s beguiling novel is about dreams fulfilled, lives affirmed and a love as unexpected as it is late, confirming his place as one of the most individual voices in modern British fiction. After a lifetime at sea, Captain Michael Blaine has retired to an abandoned, remote Cornish village. He is the only inhabitant until Elizabeth Green, American... more...