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- SportsBooks 2011; US$ 21.13
One minute before 7pm on Tuesday, May 22, 1945 a packed Lord's roared as Australia beat England in the last over of the first Victory Test. A fortnight after Victory in Europe, the result did not matter -- only the cricket. The five matches between a near full-strength England and Australian servicemen, at least one of whom had just been released... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 21.86
Between May and October 1940, following Hitler's invasion of western Europe and the evacuation of the Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk, it was feared that the Germans would invade Britain. Over a million men volunteered for the Home Guard, beaches were covered with barbed wire, and pillboxes were scattered across the countryside. But even amid this... more...
- Andrews UK 2013; US$ 14.49
August 1914 is the story of England in that watershed month when the country went from peace to war. It tells of what life was like in a country that looked, and smelt, very different to today. Work could be long, hard and deadly; pleasures were rough and simple; religion was a comfort for many. Some of the people whose stories you will encounter are... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 29.00
Despite popular images of priests seeking enlightenment in snow-covered mountain temples, the central concern of Japanese Buddhism is death. For that reason, Japanese Buddhism?s social and economic base has long been in mortuary services?a base now threatened by public debate over the status, treatment, and location of the dead. Bonds of the Dead... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 164.95
The diversity of contemporary investigative approaches included in this volume provides an exciting account of our current understanding of brain mechanisms responsible for sensory and perceptual experience in the areas of touch, kinesthesia, and pain. Postgraduate research students in sensory physiology, neurology, psychology and anatomy, and researchers... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 13.11
A white-knuckle ride through a nightmare Dublin, where enemies and allies are interchangeable, this electrifying play won the George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright and the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. First we meet Howie. He tells us how, one night, he gets caught up in a gang intent on beating up Rookie. He's supposed to be baby-sitting... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57
Mark O'Rowe's Our Few and Evil Days is a chilling yet deeply human story about the limits of devotion. Adele and her parents have always been close. But recently, that closeness has been tainted by an increasing sense of mistrust. Tonight, a visit from a stranger will force them to confront the terrifying reality of their relationship. Our... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 21.86
Five plays from the sensational voice of new writing for Irish theatre. Since winning the George Devine Award for Howie the Rookie in 1999, Mark O'Rowe has electrified audiences with his distinctive dramatic style and dark, dangerous storytelling. In O'Rowe's first play, The Aspidistra Code (1995), Brendan and Sonia, head over heels in debt,... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 10.19
A sinister but comic drama of honour and violence, from the award-winning author of Howie the Rookie . Brenda and Sonia are head-over-heels in debt. They fear the arrival of Drongo, a violent and unpredictable loan-shark. But Brendan's brother Joe has hired protection in the person of Crazy Horse. Turns out the two hard men are old mates and the... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11
From the award-winning writer of Howie the Rookie comes this blackly comic drama set in a crazed, completely re-imagined Dublin underworld, full of martial arts, rogue cops and savage low-lifes. Paddy's weapons of choice are baseball bats and fists. Kilby (who imagines himself as something of an artist) prefers the skill of karate, which he practises... more...