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  • Backroom Boysby Francis Spufford

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 13.12

    A brilliant, beautiful account of how British boffins triumphed across the decades in creating everything from computer games to Martian landers. The book contains chapters on the Beagle II, Elite - the 80s computer game, the Blue Streak missile, Concorde, mobile phone technology and the Human Genome Project, among others. Britain is the only country... more...

  • Red Plentyby Francis Spufford

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 13.12

    The Soviet Union was founded on a fairytale. It was built on 20th-century magic called 'the planned economy', which was going to gush forth an abundance of good things that the penny-pinching lands of capitalism could never match. And just for a little while, in the heady years of the late fifties, the magic seemed to be working. Red Plenty is about... more...

  • The Child that Books Builtby Francis Spufford

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 11.66

    Children's books - from Narnia to The Hobbit - are celebrated in this enlightened examination of the joys of childhood reading. Fairy tales and Where the Wild Things Are , The Lord of the Rings and the Narnia books, Little House on the Prairie and The Earthsea Trilogy. What would you find if you went back and re-read your favourite books from... more...

  • I May Be Some Timeby Francis Spufford

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 14.57

    When Captain Scott died in 1912 on his way back from the South Pole, his story became a myth embedded in the British imagination. Despite wars and social change, despite recent debunking, it is still there. Everyone remembers the last words of Scott's companion Captain Oates - 'I'm just going outside, and I may be some time' - and history is what you... more...

  • Unapologeticby Francis Spufford

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 11.66

    Unapologetic is a brief, witty, personal, sharp-tongued defence of Christianity, taking on Dawkins' The God Delusion and Christopher Hitchens' God is Not Grea t. Its argument is that Christianity is recognisable, drawing on the deep and deeply ordinary vocabulary of human feeling, satisfying those who believe by offering a ruthlessly realistic... more...

  • Unapologeticby Francis Spufford

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 11.99

    Francis Spufford's Unapologetic is a wonderfully pugnacious defense of Christianity. Refuting critics such as Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and the "new atheist" crowd, Spufford, a former atheist and Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, argues that Christianity is recognizable, drawing on the deep and deeply ordinary vocabulary of human feeling,... more...

  • Golden Hillby Francis Spufford

    Faber & Faber 2016; US$ 11.66

    New York, a small town on the tip of Manhattan island, 1746. One rainy evening in November, a handsome young stranger fresh off the boat pitches up at a counting-house door in Golden Hill Street: this is Mr Smith, amiable, charming, yet strangely determined to keep suspicion simmering. For in his pocket, he has what seems to be an order for a thousand... more...

  • A Grief Observed Readers' Editionby C.S. Lewis; Hilary Mantel; Jessica Martin; Jenna Bailey; Rowan Williams; Kate Saunders; Francis Spufford; Maureen Freely

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 13.12

    In April 1956, C.S. Lewis, author of The Chronicles of Narnia , married Joy Davidman, an American poet with two small children. After four intensely happy years, Davidman died of cancer and Lewis found himself alone again, and inconsolable. In response, he wrote this journal, freely confessing his pain, rage, and struggle to sustain his faith.... more...

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