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  • The Sister Fidelma Mysteriesby Edward J. Rielly; David Robert Wooten

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00

    This is a collection of new essays on Peter Tremayne's Sister Fidelma novels, which feature Sister Fidelma's attempts to solve a wide range of crimes, often murders that occur under especially mysterious conditions. The novels, set mainly in 7th century Ireland, also include a great deal of history, which is not surprising given that the author... more...

  • Uncle Vanyaby Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    Uncle Vanya is one of Anton Checkov's four major plays. It was first performed in 1900, the year after its publication, under direction by the celebrated Konstantin Stanislavski. The text reworks an earlier play by Checkov, The Wood Demon . Critics have attempted to follow Checkov's method and artistic development by tracking the changes he... more...

  • An Enemy of the Peopleby Henrik Ibsen; R. Farquharson Sharp

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99

    Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen wrote An Enemy of the People in 1882 as a response to the public outrage over his play Ghosts . Part comedy, part serious drama, the play looks at Dr. Thomas Stockmann's struggle to uphold the truth in the face of intolerance and willful ignorance, as his entire community turns against him. Branded an "Enemy... more...

  • Idris Elbaby Nadia Cohen

    John Blake 2014; US$ 14.99

    The first biography of the riveting actor who came to fame in The Wire He's the ruthlessly ingenious drug lord "Stringer" Bell in The Wire , the obsessive Detective Chief Inspector in Luther , and the star of Mandela:Long Walk to Freedom . Idris Elba inhabits each role as if he were born to play it, and approaches each performance as if... more...

  • The Infernal Desires of Angela Carterby Joseph Bristow; Lynn Broughton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 58.95

    Drawing on many aspects of contemporary feminist theory, this lively collection of essays assesses Angela Carter's polemical fictions of desire. Carter, renowned for her irreverent wit, was one of the most gifted, subversive, and stylish British writers to emerge in the 1960s. more...

  • Never So Good (NHB Modern Plays)by Howard Brenton

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A fascinating portrait of Harold Macmillan in an epic play about the decline of British fortunes in the middle of the twentieth century. Set against a back-drop of fading Empire, war, the Suez crisis, vintage champagne, adultery and vicious Tory politics at the Ritz, Never So Good paints the portrait of a brilliant, witty but complex man, at... more...

  • The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (NHB Modern Plays)by Robert Tressell; Howard Brenton

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    Passionate, highly entertaining and gloriously funny - Robert Tressell?s classic pre-First World War account of the working lives of a group of housepainters and decorators is vividly adapted by Howard Brenton. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists recounts the little daily successes and the disasters of a group of working-class men, living under... more...

  • Paul (NHB Modern Plays)by Howard Brenton

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    An irreverent and provocative drama questioning the basis of Christianity, by the author of The Romans in Britain . The most famous conversion in history - when Saul became Paul on the road to Damascus - was a trick. It was actually Jesus appearing to him. Jesus did not die on the cross but was rescued and sheltered by his brother James, by Peter... more...

  • Stanley, I Resumeby Stanley Johnson

    Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 29.17

    Stanley Johnson: one-time spy, politician, animal rights crusader and irresistibly brilliant raconteur. From his career as a Member of the European Parliament to his pioneering work saving the rainforests, Stanley Johnson?s life has roamed many avenues. Amongst much else, he has served on the staff of the World Bank and the European Commission,... more...

  • Rhino Chasersby Neil Grant

    Allen & Unwin 2002; US$ 16.31

    A story of surf, friendship and the long road to adulthood. ''There is a lot to like about this exciting road novel? Imagine Endless Summer as directed by David Lynch. Grant's vivid description of surfing action is awesome; likewise his ability to describe changing landscapes in a few strokes.''. Australian Bookseller & Publisher more...