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- Eland Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57
In 1957, Giuseppe Tomasi, the last Prince of the Sicilian Lampedusa family, died impoverished and unknown, leaving behind the manuscript of a book he had recently finished. The following year the book, The Leopard, was published in Italy and has since been widely translated and recognized as one of the great novels of the twentieth century. For over... more...
- Grand Central Publishing 2008; US$ 9.99
"I loved David Gilmour's sleek, potent little memoir, The Film Club. It's so, so wise in the ways of fathers and sons, of movies and movie-goers, of love and loss." --- Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Empire Falls "If all sons had dads like David Gilmour, then Oedipus would be a forgotten legend and Father's Day would... more...
- Counterpoint 2009; US$ 14.95
Everyone would agree that Darius Halloway was the most civilized of men, a professor of French literature; a connoisseur of ideas, beautiful women, and fine wine; a perfect guest at life?s dinner party. Darius himself would have especially agreed until Emma, waifish and insatiable Emma, leaves her empty clothes hangers rattling in his closet and walks... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2008; US$ 9.32
Jesse didn't want to go to school anymore. After much deliberation, his father offers him an unconventional deal: he can drop out, sleep all day, not work, not pay rent, but on one condition - that he watches three films a week, of his father's choosing. What follows is an unusual journey as week by week, side by side, they watch the world's... more...
- Random House of Canada 2011; US$ 16.95
An exhilarating novel of erotic and psychotic extremes from one of Canada?s best fiction writers. Everyone would agree that Darius Halloway was the most civilized of men, a professor of French literature, a connoisseur of ideas and women and wine, a perfect guest at life?s dinner party. Darius himself would have agreed, until Emma, waifish and insatiable,walks... more...
- Random House of Canada 2011; US$ 22.00
Lost Between Houses is about a turbulent year in the life of Simon Albright, a fifteen-year-old private school boy struggling to be his sophisticated mother's best friend, the rebel his girlfriend adores and the son his father respects. Which is a hard act to pull off when your mother is distracted, your girlfriend too beautiful and your father in... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 16.99
One of The Economist ?s 2011 Books of the Year Did Garibaldi do Italy a disservice when he helped its disparate parts achieve unity? Was the goal of political unification a mistake? These questions are asked and answered in a number of ways in this engaging, original consideration of the many histories that contribute to the brilliance?and... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available
Visiting a villa built by Lorenzo d? Medici outside Pisa, David Gilmour fell into conversation about the unification of Italy with a distinguished former minister: '"You know, Davide," he said in a low conspiratorial voice, as if uttering a heresy, "Garibaldi did Italy a great disservice. If he had not invaded Sicily and Naples, we in the north would... more...
- Random House 2012; US$ 17.34
Unlike France and England, Spain has not been dominated by its capital, and the focus of its history shifts from city to city over the centuries, illuminating different features of the country's past. Toledo, Cordoba, Seville and Madrid have at various times managed to establish a political and cultural supremacy, Cadiz and Barcelona dominated the... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2006; US$ 43.99
?A Superb New Biography . . . A Tragic Story, Brilliantly Told.? ?Andrew Roberts, Literary Review George Nathaniel Curzon?s controversial life in public service stretched from the high noon of his country?s empire to the traumatized years following World War I. As viceroy of India under Queen Victoria and foreign secretary under King George... more...