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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.00
On October 7, 1998, a young gay man was discovered bound to a fence in the hills outside Laramie, Wyoming, savagely beaten and left to die in an act of hate that shocked the nation. Matthew Shepard?s death became a national symbol of intolerance, but for the people of Laramie the event was deeply personal, and it?s they we hear in this stunningly effective... more...
- Peter Owen Publishers 2013; US$ 14.57
When H.G. Wells left school in 1880 at thirteen he looked destined for obscurity. Defying expectations, he became one of the most famous writers in the world, remaining active into the era of the atomic bomb, which he predicted by thirty years. He created classic science-fiction tales such as The Time Machine, The Invisible Man and The War of the... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 26.99
Britain's MI5 tolerates Charlie Muffin because he's their best field agent. What none of his colleagues knows, though, is that he is married to Natalia Fedova, a colonel in the FSB, the Russian intelligence successor to the KGB. It's a secret that could land her in front of a firing squad, and him in jail for life. Worst of all, their daughter would... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Profile Books 2015; US$ 3.98
Alan Bennett is the author of Writing Home, The Madness of George III, Talking Heads, The Clothes They Stood Up In and much else besides. Miss Shepherd lived in a Robin Reliant opposite Bennett's house in Camden Town. After a series of attacks on her van, he suggested she move, with her van, to his front drive. Initially reluctant, she agreed - and... more...
- Carcanet 2015; US$ 14.57
John F. Deane is a vital presence in contemporary Irish poetry. The poems in Semibreve combine lyric grace with a fiercely questing intelligence, pushing against the mysteries of faith in a fractured world, paying tribute to the value of human life and love. Running through the book is a thread of elegy for the poet?s brother, who died of cancer in... more...
- Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 14.57
Little more than 10 years after the first powered flight, aircraft were pressed into service in World War I. Nearly forgotten in the war's massive overall death toll, some 50,000 aircrew would die in the combatant nations' fledgling air forces. The romance of aviation had a remarkable grip on the public imagination, propaganda focusing on gallant... more...
- Bloodaxe Books 2015; US$ 13.05
?Geis? is a word from Irish mythology meaning a supernatural taboo or injunction on behaviour. In her long-awaited third collection, Caitríona O?Reilly examines the ‘geis? in all of its psychological, emotional, and moral suggestiveness: exploring the prohibitions and compulsions under which we sometimes place ourselves, or find ourselves placed.... more...
- Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2015; US$ 10.19
Hannah Lowe's father "Chick", a half-Chinese, half-black Jamaican immigrant, worked long hours at night to support his family - except Chick was no ordinary working man. A legendary gambler, he would vanish into the shadows of East London to win at cards or dice, returning in daylight to greet the daughter whose love and respect he courted. In this... more...