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- Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99
Extrait: "Napoléon est né à Ajaccio, le 15 août 1769, de Charles-Marie de Bonaparte et de Marie-Letizia Ramolino. Qu'étaient-ce que les Bonaparte ? Leur nom patronymique est sans doute Buonaparte, mais on trouve ce nom écrit avec ou sans u, indifféremment précédé ou non de la particule : tel, il est encore un des noms qui, en Corse, changent le moins... more...
- Pushkin Press 2016; US$ 13.11
<p><strong>A dazzling portrait of Zweig and Roth, and a community of intellectual exiles, during the extraordinary summer of 1936.</strong></p><p><em>It's as if they're made for each other. Two men, both falling, but holding each other up for a time.</em></p><p>Ostend, 1936: the Belgian seaside... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 37.95
Collected in this volume are the 1889--1905 letters of one of the first African-American literary artists to cross the "color line" into the de facto segregated American publishing industry of the turn of the century. Selected for inclusion are those chronicling the rise of Charles W. Chesnutt (1858-1932), an attorney and businessman in Cleveland,... more...
- The Ivy Press 2013; US$ 12.99
As Peter Jackson?s cinematic hobbits set forth, 3-Minute Tolkien celebrates the enduring influence of the world?s most revered fantasy writer. It offers a readable, absorbing structure, dividing J.R.R. Tolkien?s life and cultural contribution into 60 neat portions, every one digestible in a mere three minutes: 20 mini-sections each on Life, Work and... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2014; US$ 4.82
A.A. Milne is one of the most successful English writers ever. His heart-warming creations?Winnie-the-Pooh, Christopher Robin, Eeyore, Tigger and Piglet?have become some of the best-loved children?s characters of all time, and readers the world over are familiar with the stories from the Hundred Acre Wood. Yet the man himself has remained an enigma.... more...
- Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 28.99
Eric McCormick was, from about 1940 until his death in 1995, one of New Zealand's most distinguished writers and scholars. He pioneered the appreciation and study of the painter Francis Hodgkins, and he wrote several biographies. The autobiographical fragments collected here have been edited to make a coherent volume, tracing his origins in Taihape,... more...
- Arcade Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95
This is the story of an independent woman who is a model for our time—photographer Toby Molenaar. It begins in Holland during World War II, when her country is decimated by the occupying German army and she is literally left to starve. As a little girl, she learns to be self-sufficient—survival is the order of the day. After the war, she finds love... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 12.99
Alasdair Gray, author of the modern classics Lanark , Poor Things and 1982, Janine , is without doubt Scotland's greatest living novelist. Since trying (unsuccessfully) to buy him a drink in 1998, Rodge Glass, first tutee and then secretary to the author, takes on the role of biographer, charting Gray's life from unpublished and unrecognised son... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 5.99
The last of Alexandre Dumas's many mistresses, the American actress Adah Menken, called him "the king of romance." She was not thinking only of his immensely popular novels The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo - everything about Dumas was touched with the spirit of romance, and it is that spirit which this exhilarating biography... more...