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  • The Lady in the Vanby Alan Bennett

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 4.67

    In 1974, the homeless Miss Shepherd moved her broken down van into Alan Bennett's garden. Deeply eccentric and stubborn to her bones, Miss Shepherd was not an easy tenant. And Bennett, despite inviting her in the first place, was a reluctant landlord. And yet she lived there for fifteen years. This account of those years was first published in... more...

  • A Girl's Best Friendby Liz Young

    Random House 2010; US$ 9.86

    'Dogs are better than men, because?' So says the poster on Izzy Palmer's fridge, and she's only half joking. At a long-planned murder party, Izzy has to play scheming little tart Emerald without her boyfriend, Leo, who's let her down yet again. Cast in fiendish skullduggery with Nick, who would have been improved by a spot of murder himself, Izzy... more...

  • Robert the Bruce And All Thatby Allan Burnett; Scoular Anderson

    Birlinn 2011; US$ 4.36

    Packed with humour - I recommend the whole lot!,' - The School Librarian Robert the Bruce and All That is a real-life adventure packed with historical facts about Scotland?s warrior king. Gallop alongside King Robert the Bruce as he takes up the quest to free the Scots from terrifying King Edward and his bumbling son, Edward II. Voyage with Bruce... 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...

  • de baai…de binnenbaai…by Pamela Pattynama

    Amsterdam University Press 2007; US$ 10.50

    Voor de meeste Nederlands behoort Nederlands-Indi ot een afgesloten tijdperk. Maar Indi s een onlosmakelijk deel van het culturele geheugen van Nederland, een hedendaagse herinnering, die vooral voortleeft in de literatuur en film. Vanaf de zestiende-eeuwse reisverhalen tot in dit postkoloniale tijdperk zijn (her-) vertellingen over Indi teeds populair... more...

  • Poetikenby Monika Schmitz-Emans; Uwe Lindemann; Manfred Schmeling; Kai Fischer; Anne Rennig; Christian Winterhalter

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 280.00

    The encyclopaedia contains more than 400 articles on poetics and poetological texts from all epochs of Western literature. Particular emphasis is placed on poetological reflection in the modern age, especially on poetics by authors themselves and on literature in German. The encyclopaedia, a collaborative project involving over 150 experts... more...

  • Echoes of Memoryby John O'Donohue

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2011; US$ 14.00

    John O'Donohue won hundreds of thousands of admirers with his now classic work on Celtic spirituality, Anam Cara . Just as To Bless the Space Between Us was being published, he died suddenly at the age of fifty-two. His powerfully wise and lyrical voice is profoundly missed, but his many readers are now given a special opportunity to revisit John... more...

  • The Theatre of Tom Stoppardby Anthony Jenkins

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 36.00

    Addressed to the enthusiastic theatregoer as well as to students of contemporary theatre, this new edition includes a fresh chapter on Hapgood. Anthony Jenkins is an actor and director as well as a teacher of drama, and this refreshing perspective informs his writing. He is interested in how Stoppard's plays work in the theatre (and on radio and television),... more...

  • The Madness of George IIIby Alan Bennett

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 11.99

    George III's behaviour has often been odd, but now he is deranged, with rumours circulating that he has even addressed an oak tree as the King of Prussia. Doctors are brought in, the government wavers and the Prince Regent manoeuvres himself into power. Alan Bennett's play explores the court of a mad king, and the fearful treatments he was forced... more...

  • The Mythic Fantasy of Robert Holdstockby Donald E. Morse; Kálmán Matolcsy

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 35.00

    Robert Holdstock was a prolific writer whose oeuvre included horror, fantasy, mystery and the novelization of films, often published under pseudonyms. These twelve critical essays explore Holdstock's varied output by displaying his works against the backdrop of folk and fairy tales, dissecting their spatiotemporal order, and examining them as psychic... more...