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- OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 12.99
This book tells the story of Ethiopia, the place, the people, and the westerners that tried to help. The first journalist to reach the centre of the famine in 1984, Peter Gill draws on interviews with villagers, politicians, aid workers, and economists and asks whether any of the rich world's big promises on aid and Africa are being fulfilled. more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 14.57
Born into a bourgeois family, Misail determines to find a way to lead an honest life free from privilege. To his father's disapproval and bewilderment, he renounces his heritage and becomes a workman before moving to the country to manage the estate of the girl that he marries. Over the course of a long summer, his burning sense of injustice and deep... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 65.95
Numerous allegations of abuse of power have been made against the domestic security intelligence agencies in the United Kingdom such as police special branches and MI5. These include the improper surveillance of trade unionists and peace activists, campaigns of mis-information against elected politicians and even the elimination' of people believed... more...
- Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 14.57
In the drawing room of the Rawlinson's late Victorian villa in Kent, life as it was lived before the war is quietly resuming. The family's son, Leonard Rawlinson, is among the British delegation sent to Versailles to draw up the treaty that will come to define Europe, the Middle East and the rest of the world. With the ghost of a fallen loved one... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 24.78
Cardiff East 'As scene melts into scene, one??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 by... more...