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  • (En-)Gendering a Popular Theatrical Genreby Merle Tönnies

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 42.54

    Situated on the borderline between literary and cultural studies, this work is based on the analysis of more than 500 nineteenth-century British dramas (many of them only available as manuscripts). The main focus is on the genre of melodrama, with other dramatic forms used as a comparative background. The study draws on cultural studies models of the... more...

  • Guffby Brendan Kennelly

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 13.05

    Brendan Kennelly's Guff is both mouthpiece and mouthed off, Devil's advocate and self critic, everyman and every writer consumed by self-doubt and self-questioning. The book of Guff is about words writing the man. Words drive him into the cave of himself where he questions everything including words that seem to constitute answers and answers that... more...

  • Family Reunionby Carol Smith

    Grand Central Publishing 2001; US$ 10.99

    Odile Annesley, once-beloved matriarch to the grand Annesley clan, has been living in self-imposed exile for forty years following a family tragedy. With her eightieth birthday approaching, she contacts her scattered grandchildren to give them details about her will. more...

  • Friends for Lifeby Carol Smith

    Grand Central Publishing 2001; US$ 10.99

    Five women become unlikely friends when they all stay in the same British public hospital. As they get to know each other, they discover that their lives intertwine--through bosses, ex-husbands and lovers. And the death of one of them, apparently from complications from surgery, seems to bring the others even closer. But when another is brutally attacked,... more...

  • Death of an Addictby M. C. Beaton

    Grand Central Publishing 2001; US$ 6.99

    Former heroin addict Tommy Jarret, invigorated by the prospect of staying clean and writing a book about his newfound recovery, is suddenly found dead in his Strathbane chalet -- the victim of an apparent drug overdose. Lochdubh constable Hamish Macbeth, however, senses foul play. Recruited to work undercover with tough Glasgow Detective Inspector... more...

  • A Charmed Lifeby Francis Bridger

    The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group 2002; US$ 15.00

    In this enlightening look at J.K. Rowling's phenomenal bestsellers, a Christian minister illuminates the powerful, positive message Harry Potter and his magical world bring to readers of all ages. Potter fever has swept the world and shows no signs of abating. The books and the recent movie have attracted millions of followers and fans, all of them... more...

  • The Theatre of Howard Barkerby Charles Lamb

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 43.95

    In this second, fully revised edition of his acclaimed study of Barker's work, Charles Lamb sets out to make emotional sense of the characters and their interactions. This is a detailed exploration of the 'scene of seduction' - the challenge, the secret, the abject and the catastrophic, processes which dominate Barker's work. For Lamb, the power... more...

  • Hand in Gloveby Robert Goddard

    Random House Publishing Group 2006; US$ 12.00

    In her seaside cottage, Beatrix Abberley bravely confronts an intruder moments before her life is brutally taken. The crime stuns the elderly spinster?s family?especially Beatrix?s niece, Charlotte Ladram. But Charlotte has little time to mourn the loss of her beloved aunt and little patience when police quickly arrest a man Charlotte believes is innocent.... more...

  • Play to the Endby Robert Goddard

    Random House Publishing Group 2006; US$ 12.00

    Intricate, fascinating and deeply satisfying to the last page -- another classic Robert Goddard mystery. Actor Toby Flood, formerly of big and small screen but now seldom seen on either, arrives in Brighton with the other cast members of the Joe Orton play Lodger in the Throat. They have been on tour since September, but hopes of a West End transfer... more...

  • If Harry Potter Ran General Electricby Tom Morris

    Crown Publishing Group 2006; US$ 26.00

    What is particularly interesting is that the most difficult problems that the people in Harry?s world face are rarely solved with just magic, but rather by the use of intelligence, reasoning, planning, courage, determination, persistence, resourcefulness, creativity, fidelity, friendship, and many other qualities traditionally known by the philosophers... more...