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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Merit (NHB Modern Plays)by Alexandra Wood

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 9.99

    Against all odds, recent graduate Sofia gets a job as PA to one of the wealthiest bankers in the country. But her mother questions whether she gave more than a good interview to get it. While the unapologetic bankers get rich, others are losing everything they've worked for. Just what will they be driven to? Suicide? Murder? In a subtle game of... more...

  • In My Father's Houseby Seán Dunne

    The Gallery Press 2015; US$ 14.99

    Seán Dunne's mother died at the age of thirty-three, when he was four years old. In My Father's House, his account of the trials and tests of a childhood in Waterford in the 1960s, touched a communal heart when it was published in 1991, and became a bestseller. This eloquent testimony to one fractured family's capacity to prevail, including the heroic... more...

  • The Seed Beneath the Snowby Joanna Ramsey

    Sandstone Press Ltd 2015; US$ 12.99

    This tender and personal memoir by the poet Joanna Ramsey of George Mackay Brown gives an account of some aspects of the last eight years of his life in Stromness, Orkney, and of the friendship between them. It also provides a background to his poem ?A New Child: ECL 11 June 1993? (included in the anthology Following a Lark), which he wrote for Joanna?s... more...

  • Geisby Caitríona O'Reilly

    Bloodaxe Books 2015; US$ 15.99

    ?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,... more...