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  • The Young Writer of the Year 1969by John Anstey

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 31.95

    The Young Writer of the Year 1969 is a collection of literature submitted to The Young Writer of the Year Competition. The book presents 17 articles that cover a particular feature of contemporary Britain. The papers in the text tackle various issues, such as foreign immigrants, armed forces enlistment, and substance abuse. The text will be of great... more...

  • The Beautiful Unseenby Kyle Boelte

    Soft Skull Press 2015; US$ 14.99

    At age thirty, Kyle Boelte finds himself living in San Francisco, where the summer fog blows inland off the ocean and the landscape changes moment to moment. Amidst this ever-changing sea of fog, Boelte struggles to remember his brother Kris, who committed suicide in the family?s Denver home when Boelte was just thirteen. In this impressive debut,... more...

  • Mapping the World of the Sorcerer's Apprenticeby Mercedes Lackey

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2015; US$ 15.99

    From the Dursleys as social commentary to a look at Snape's role in less than child-friendly fanfiction . . . from the parallels between Azkaban and Abu Ghraib to the role of religion at Hogwarts . . . from why Dumbledore had to die to why killing Harry never should have been part of Voldemort's plan to begin with . . . Mapping the World of the Sorcerer?s... more...

  • Selected Poemsby Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin

    The Gallery Press 2014; US$ 11.99

    "The patient, unhurried assembly of Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin?s ?rst collection resulted in an uncommonly accomplished debut. Poems from Acts and Monuments (1972) have already revealed their lasting power. In this timely retrospective they join generous selections from each of her subsequent books down to The Girl who Married the Reindeer (2001). In the... more...

  • Other People's Housesby Vona Groarke

    The Gallery Press 2014; US$ 15.99

    In his oddly prophetic review of Vona Groarke's Shale in Poetry Ireland Review, Anthony Roche appreciated 'a strikingly individual sensibility rich enough to inhabit a hundred empty rooms'. Her second collection uses the image of the house ? and houses themselves ?as the setting for the enactment of particular lives. It includes poems about relationships... more...

  • Orestes (NHB Classic Plays)by Helen Edmundson

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.99

    An explosive retelling of the most savage and powerful of ancient myths - the story of avenging siblings, Electra and Orestes - premiered by Shared Experience Theatre Company. As children, Orestes and his sister, Electra, were sent far away, banished by their own mother. Years later, the city must vote to determine their future, as they stand trial... more...

  • Medea (NHB Classic Plays)by Euripides

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.99

    Euripides' classic about the woman who murders her own children in revenge for her husband's infidelity, here given a distinctive Scots flavour by the poet and playwright Liz Lochhead. Winner of the Saltire Society's award for SCOTTISH BOOK OF THE YEAR 2001 'This outstanding work should firmly establish the Glasgow playwright as Scotland's greatest... more...

  • Sparrow Treeby Gwyneth Lewis

    Bloodaxe Books 2015; US$ 14.99

    ?Roland Mathias Poetry Award (Wales Book of the Year) Gwyneth Lewis’s highly inventive Sparrow Tree puts nature writing in a spin, presenting a huge variety of birds, both British and American: blue tits, blackbirds, egrets, juncos, starlings, herons and humming-birds as well as the sparrows of the title. The book explores birds as mouthpieces... more...

  • Chaotic Angelsby Gwyneth Lewis

    Bloodaxe Books 2015; US$ 16.99

    ?Gwyneth Lewis was Wales’s National Poet from 2005 to 2006, the ?rst writer given the Welsh laureateship. She is a bilingual virtuoso, publishing several books in both English and Welsh. Chaotic Angels brings together the poems from her ?rst three English collections, Parables & Faxes (1995), Zero Gravity (1998) and Keeping Mum (2003). She has... more...

  • A Hospital Odysseyby Gwyneth Lewis

    Bloodaxe Books 2015; US$ 15.99

    ?A Hospital Odyssey is an outrageously imaginative voyage through illness and healing. Drawing on the most recent biomedical research into stem cells and cancer, the poem is a journey through the body’s inner space and the strange habitats created by disease, including the chimeras people see when they’re unwell. Maris, whose husband,... more...