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Literary

  • A Study in Solitudeby Iris Origo

    Pushkin Press 2017; US$ 12.49

    An extremely moving account of the lonely life of the unloved and tragic genius - described as "the greatest modern Italian poet" 'Love me, by God; I need love, love, love, fire, enthusiasm, life. The world does not seem made for me' Giacomo Leopardi, considered the greatest Italian poet since Dante, was one of the most radical thinkers of the... more...

  • The Inklings: C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien and Their Friendsby Humphrey Carpenter

    HarperCollins Publishers 2017; US$ 9.20

    Critically acclaimed, award-winning biography of CS Lewis, JRR Tolkien and the brilliant group of writers to come out of Oxford during the Second World War. more...

  • The Last Attachmentby Iris Origo

    Pushkin Press 2017; US$ 12.49

    The last - and arguably most intense - love affair of one of the greatest British poets Teresa Guiccioli was just nineteen, and recently married to a jealous husband nearly three times her age, when she met Byron. He was one of the most infamous men in Europe; she was an inexperienced but beautiful provincial noblewoman. For the next four years,... more...

  • Joyce in Courtby Adrian Hardiman

    Head of Zeus 2017; US$ 16.99

    An accessible and original book about Joyce, by a hugely respected figure in Ireland. A brilliant recreation of the late 19th- and early 20th-century legal system in Ireland. more...

  • Indiaby V. S. Naipaul

    Pan Macmillan 2017; US$ 19.19

    With an introduction from Paul Theroux V.S. Naipaul first visited India in 1962 at twenty-nine. His most recent visit was in 2015 at eighty-two. The intervening years and visits sparked by an inquisitiveness about a country he had never seen but had been a dream of his since childhood have resulted in three books: India: An Area of Darkness... more...

  • Bleaker Houseby Nell Stevens

    Pan Macmillan 2017; US$ 15.35

    'My favourite debut of 2017 . . . as funny as it is poignant' Lena Dunham When Nell Stevens was given the opportunity to spend three months in a location of her choice in order to write her novel, she was determined to rid herself of all distractions. So Nell decided to travel to Bleaker Island (official population: two) in the Falklands where... more...

  • A Book of Untruthsby Miranda Doyle

    Faber & Faber 2017; US$ 15.49

    A Book of Untruths is a family story told through a series of lies. Each short chapter features one of these lies and each lie builds to form a picture of a life-Miranda Doyle's life as she struggles to understand her complicated family and her own place within it. This is a book about love, family and marriage. It is about the fallibility of human... more...

  • A Surprised Queenhood in the New Black Sunby Angela Jackson

    Beacon Press 2017; US$ 25.00

    A look back at the cultural and political force of Pulitzer Prize?winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks, in celebration of her hundredth birthday Artist?Rebel?Pioneer Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks is one of the great American literary icons of the twentieth century, a protégé of Langston Hughes and mentor to a generation of poets, including... more...

  • Letters of T. S. Eliot Volume 7: 1934?1935, Theby T.S. Eliot

    Faber & Faber 2017; US$ 53.99

    T. S. Eliot's career as a successful stage dramatist gathers pace throughout the fascinating letters of this volume. Following his early experimentation with the dark comedy Sweeney Agonistes (1932), Eliot is invited to write the words of an ambitious scenario sketched out by the producer-director E. Martin Browne (who was to direct all of Eliot's... more...

  • Jane Austenby E. J. Clery

    Biteback Publishing 2017; US$ 20.99

    When it was announced that Jane Austen would appear on the new £10 note in 2017, few were aware that a £10 Austen banknote already existed - issued by her favourite brother. Handsome, clever and enterprising, Henry Austen founded a bank business and charmed his way into the top rank of aristocratic society before going spectacularly bust... more...