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- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 15.98
The Bright Young Things of 1920s Mayfair, with their paradoxical mix of innocence and sophistication, exercise their inventive minds and vile bodies in every kind of capricious escapade, whether it is promiscuity, dancing, cocktail parties or sports cars. A vivid assortment of characters, among them the struggling writer Adam Fenwick-Symes and the... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
The work of American modernist novelist Evelyn Scott has been compared favorably to that of Henry James and Marcel Proust. The Narrow House is a masterpiece of moodiness that offers keen -- and often unsettling -- insight into the inner workings of the human psyche. more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
Evelyn Sharp was a suffrage activist who left home as a young woman against her family's wishes, supporting herself as a journalist and writer of novels, many of which were geared to younger audiences. The author's spirited independence is clearly evident in Katharine, the heroine of The Making of a Prig, who gradually gathers the strength... more...
- Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 220.00
There has long been a need for effective pre-treatment techniques to prevent corrosion of metallic surfaces. This important volume discusses key research on the development of pre-treatment techniques for a range of metals. Chapters review various coatings and preparation methods for aluminium and aluminium alloys such as silane films, sol-gel coatings... more...
- Pocket Books 2001; US$ 18.95
"I'll fix it for you. You don't have to cry," said the tall man with the deep, Barry White kind of voice. But Audrey Roberts wasn't just crying about her flat tire. Her tears were for things that couldn't be mended. After all, how do you fix the pain of finding your lawyer husband in bed with someone else? And how do you heal the wound of having... more...
- Atria Books 2002; US$ 13.00
Bobble Strickland, an Austin elementary school principal, didn't really believe ex-army officer Ray Caldwell was coming on to her. She wasn't a young girl anymore, and, besides, she had bigger priorities than a relationship -- such as fighting her own daughter in court for custody of her grandchild. Yet, strong, honest Ray had the "right stuff" to... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95
This pioneering study surveys nineteenth- and twentieth-century narratives of the West Indies written by white women, English and Creole. It introduces a fascinating wealth of relatively unknown material and constitutes a timely interrogation of the supposed homogeneity of Caribbean discourse, especially with regard to 'race' and gender. more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 15.00
Wearing thick glasses, speaking in her thick Icelandic accent, and, well, seeming a touch thick, Bjork stormed the public consciousness in 2000 as an unlikely heroine in the experimental musical film Dancer In the Dark . Army of She is an in-depth look at the woman who first took the public stage twenty-three years ago, analyzing her rise from child... more...
- Little, Brown and Company 2000; US$ 9.99
Evelyn Waugh's short fiction reveals in miniaturized perfection the elements that made him the greatest satirist of the twentieth century. The stories collected here range from delightfully barbed portraits of the British upper classes to an alternative ending to Waugh's novel A Handful of Dust; from a "missing chapter" in the life of Charles Ryder,... more...
- Atria Books 2002; US$ 23.99
"Does it have a name?" Vivian asked Walter. What would be the proper question to ask her husband of nearly twenty years, when he brings home his illegitimate baby as casually as a bag of groceries? Although Walter's frequent infidelities became increasingly obvious to Vivian, she struggled to accept them. After all, she reasoned, they came with the... more...