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  • Getting a Lifeby Helen Simpson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.00

    Hilarious, dark, and thoroughly entertaining, Getting a Life proves Helen Simpson to be one of the finest observers of women on the edge. Set in and around contemporary London, these nine stories explore both the blisses and irritations of domestic life. An ambitious teenager vows never to settle for any of the adult lives she sees around her. Two... more...

  • In the Driver's Seatby Helen Simpson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 13.95

    A dark, dazzling, surprisingly funny new collection of stories (?Masterly? ?Adam Mars Jones, The Observer ; ?A virtuoso performance? ?Jane Shilling, The Sunday Telegraph ) about single women and wives in various phases of midlife?anxious mothers, besotted mothers, beset mothers?in a (futile) search for security and consolation. Helen Simpson?s stories... more...

  • In-Flight Entertainmentby Helen Simpson

    Random House 2010; US$ 11.11

    Poignant, funny and perceptive, Helen Simpson's fifth collection of short stories deals with the full stretch, from birth to death and everything in between. A young woman's diary records a blackly farcical escape attempt involving flamenco, murder and wild picnics; two students fall in love then almost talk themselves out of it in an argument about... more...

  • In-Flight Entertainmentby Helen Simpson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00

    The Times (London) calls ?dangerously close to perfection.? These thirteen stories brilliantly focus on aspects of contemporary living and unerringly capture a generation, a type, a social class, a pattern of behavior. They give us the small detail that reveals large secrets and summons up the inner stresses of our lives (?It is a blissful relief... more...

  • A Bunch of Fivesby Helen Simpson

    Random House 2012; US$ 12.49

    Since the 1990 publication of her first collection, Four Bare Legs in a Bed, Helen Simpson has been hailed as one of the best short story writers at work in the world today. These wonderfully funny and penetrating stories take on the full stretch, from birth to death and everything in between, in writing of remarkable originality and clarity. more...

  • The Ritz London Book Of Afternoon Teaby Helen Simpson

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 9.72

    Taking tea is one of the quintessentially English occasions, and who is a greater authority on the subject than the sumptuous Ritz London Hotel? This charming Edwardian-style book captures the essence of this traditional British pastime, and provides us with all the expertise on the ceremony as well as the recipes. Stories about the legendary afternoon... more...

  • The Bloody Chamber And Other Storiesby Angela Carter; Helen Simpson

    Random House 2012; US$ 12.49

    WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY HELEN SIMPSON From familiar fairy tales and legends - Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Puss in Boots, Beauty and the Beast, vampires and werewolves - Angela Carter has created an absorbing collection of dark, sensual, fantastic stories. more...

  • The ABC Book of Machinesby Helen Martin; Judith Simpson; Cheryl Orsini

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; US$ 9.57

    Machines are always on the go! Another bright, engaging board book from the team that brought you the bestselling 'ABC Book of Cars, Trains, Boats and Planes'. 'Machines save time throughout the day. They help us work. They help us play. Big or small, fast or slow, machines are always on the go!' From dump trucks and diggers to vacuums and toasters,... more...

  • Anxiety Disordersby Helen Blair Simpson; Yuval Neria; Roberto Lewis-Fernández; Franklin Schneier

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 94.00

    Illustrates the enormous advances occurring in research and describes the multi-disciplinary efforts that will shape the future of the field. more...

  • Ask a Policemanby The Detection Club; Agatha Christie; Dorothy L. Sayers; Anthony Berkeley; Gladys Mitchell; Helen Simpson

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; Not Available

    This new edition, which is reproduced from a first printing of the book, is introduced by the author Martin Edwards, archivist of the Detection Club, and includes a never-before-published Preface by Agatha Christie, ?Detective Writers in England?, in which she discusses her fellow writers in the Detection Club. more...