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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 11.99
This is the story of three people: acclaimed writer Julia Blackburn; her father, Thomas - a poet and alcoholic with an addiction to barbiturates; and her mother, Rosalie - a flirtatious painter with no boundaries.After Julia's parents divorced, her mother took in male lodgers with the hope they would become her lovers. When one of the lodgers began... more...
- Grand Central Publishing 2008; US$ 9.99
From the author of The Future Homemakers of America comes the hilarious and moving story of one unstoppable woman's unforgettable ride through an ever-changing century.... What hope is there for Poppy Minkel? She has kinky hair, big ears, skin that's too sallow, and an appetite for fun. Poppy's mother, Dora, despairs of ever finding her a husband,... more...
- Liverpool University Press 1998; US$ 13.50
The poems in this fifth collection of his poetry were written before, during and after Matt Simpsons two-month period as poet-in-residence at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery in Launceston, Tasmania. Most of the poems are responses to encounters with the work and life of the mid-nineteenth-century writer and artist, Louisa Anne Meredith,... more...
- Liverpool University Press 2001; US$ 15.00
Matt Simpsons poetry has among its principal themes one of coming to terms with the past as a way of understanding the present. In the present collection Simpson continues his journey into his family history. He has also been on other travels: there are poems about Japan, Tasmania, Ireland and the Greek islands of Aegina and Leros. Simpson is... more...
- Random House Children's Books 2010; US$ 9.99
David Almond turns his talents to drama in these two plays. Skellig is the dramatization of his highly acclaimed novel. What has Michael found in the derelict garage? What is this creature that lies in the darkness? Is it human, or a strange beast never seen before? And what will happen in the world when he carries it out into the light? Wild Girl,... more...
- Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 13.99
"[These essays] reflect a lively, unselfconscious, rigorous, erudite, and earnestly open mind that's busy refining its view of life, literature, and a great deal in between." - Los Angeles Times Split into five sections-Reading, Being, Seeing, Feeling, and Remembering-- Changing My Mind finds Zadie Smith casting an acute eye over material... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 13.99
The Tony Award?winning play that soars at the intersection of science and art, Copenhagen is an explosive re-imagining of the mysterious wartime meeting between two Nobel laureates to discuss the atomic bomb. In 1941 the German physicist Werner Heisenberg made a clandestine trip to Copenhagen to see his Danish counterpart and friend Niels Bohr.... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 10.99
How well do we know the people we marry? Is it wrong to decide it?s time to be honest? Is love enough to save a family? In The Retreat from Moscow , William Nicholson, the celebrated author of Shadowlands , tells the powerful story of a husband who decides to be truthful in his marriage, and of the wife and son whose lives will never be the... more...
- Wings Press 2010; US$ 9.95
Alms for Oblivion is a 400-line quest poem, seeking the roots of inspiration, in which the protagonist is split in half—the "he" represents the rational, scientific mind; the "I" is a mystic romantic, deeply imbued with muse lore ranging from Fanny Brawne to Cerddwen to the Ur-poet Enheduanna's goddess Inanna. New World and Old World mythologies... more...