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  • 42 - Douglas Adams' Amazingly Accurate Answer to Life, the Universe and Everythingby Peter Gill

    Beautiful Books 2011; US$ 8.34

    In The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, author Douglas Adams famously proposed that the answer to the question "What is the meaning of Life?" was the number 42. Why that number? Over the years, many theories have been put forward, but Adams steadfastly refused to clarify. It has taken a dedicated fan and investigator, Peter Gill, ten years to establish... more...

  • Another Door Closedby Peter Gill

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 14.57

    'Have you grown hard? Is that it? You were never hard then, you know. Just two spoiled daughters. Two little, selfish daughters. Two unemancipated daughters. Without her you have become hard, is that it? She was so soft, you see.' Two elderly sisters get an unexpected visit from a younger man. It appears, many years ago, the sisters' mother had... more...

  • Apprenticeshipby Peter Gill

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2008; US$ 9.99

    Apprenticeship is Peter Gill's potent recollection of the changing theatrical landscape of the 1960s. Part history, part memoir, part polemic, it puts into context his recently discovered diary of 1962 in which he vividly recalls his experiences as a young actor in Brecht's The Caucasian Chalk Circle as part of their first London season. This intensely... more...

  • As Good a Time As Anyby Peter Gill

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 11.99

    On a spring morning in London, eight women, young and old, speak for the continuity of everyday life. Over five choruses, these ordinary inhabitants of the city reveal a world that has an intensity and depth of emotion that make it transcendent and universal. A witty and ironic portrait, As Good a Time As Any by Peter Gill premiered at the Print... more...

  • Body Countby Peter Gill

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 10.66

    With 20 million dead and another 40 million infected, AIDS is the world's worst epidemic, but the catastrophe could have been prevented. This book shows how millions could have been saved and many millions more infections could have been prevented if the world had responded properly to the crisis. Peter Gill reveals how politicians and religious leaders... more...

  • Famine and Foreignersby Peter Gill

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 17.99

    The terrible 1984 famine in Ethiopia focused the world's attention on the country and the issue of aid as never before. Anyone over the age of 30 remembers something of the events - if not the original TV pictures, then Band Aid and Live Aid, Geldof and Bono. Peter Gill was the first journalist to reach the epicentre of the famine and one of the... more...

  • Misleading DNA Evidenceby Peter Gill

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 29.95

    Misleading DNA Evidence: A Guide for Scientists, Judges, and Lawyers presents the reasons miscarriages of justice can occur when dealing with DNA, what the role of the forensic scientist is throughout the process, and how judges and lawyers can educate themselves about all of the possibilities to consider when dealing with cases that involve DNA... more...

  • Original Sinby Peter Gill

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 13.11

    Angel, a spell-bindingly beautiful boy, is plucked from the streets to be the plaything of a wealthy newspaper proprietor. This street-boy turned socialite moves with ease between the worlds of privilege and poverty in 1890s Paris and London. Angel's rapid success turns as swiftly into self-destruction as he is caught in a downward spiral of obsession,... more...

  • Peter Gill Plays 1by Peter Gill

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 24.78

    This first collection of Peter Gill's plays spans his work from 1965 to 1987. The plays are studies of love and time, loss and the fear of loss. The collection includes the plays The Sleepers Den , Over Gardens Out , Small Change , Kick for Touch , In The Blue and Mean Tears , and is introduced by John Burgess. more...

  • Peter Gill Plays 2by Peter Gill

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 24.78

    Cardiff East 'As scene melts into scene, oneā?Ts appetite for knowing more and more about these people is constantly whetted, even for the ones one would avoid in real life. Each and every [character] rings true and resonates further. . . A play which is never less than gripping.' Mail on Sunday Certain Young Men 'The play is marked... more...