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  • Semibreveby John F. Deane

    Carcanet 2015; US$ 15.99

    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...

  • Iris and the Friendsby John Bayley

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 1999; US$ 9.99

    Novelist and thinker Iris Murdoch died on 8 February 1999 after living for three years with Alzheimer's disease. Her husband, novelist and academic John Bayley, had previously written movingly of the impact of her illness in Iris: A Memoir. Iris and the Friends tells of the final year of Murdoch's life, when she was visited more by her own imaginary... more...

  • Collected Poemsby A. S. J. Tessimond; Frances Horovitz; Roger Garfitt

    Bloodaxe Books 2015; US$ 14.51

    A.S.J. Tessimond (1902-1962) was one of the most individual, versatile and approachable voices in 20th century poetry. Influenced at first by the Imagists, his poetry is remarkable for its lucidity and formal exactness and for its witty, humane depiction of life in the modern city. Out of step with his contemporaries – both Pound and Eliot as... more...

  • Reading Harry Potter Again: New Critical Essaysby Giselle Anatol

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 49.00

    As was argued in Reading Harry Potter: Critical Essays (Praeger, 2003), interpreting the underlying messages and themes of the Harry Potter series is vital for understanding the ways in which we perceive and interact with each other in contemporary society. The novels and corresponding film adaptations have broken records with their astonishing sales... more...

  • Fatal Connectionby Malcolm Rose

    Ransom Publishing 2015; US$ 12.99

    Nothing is ever a coincidence. So when four bodies are discovered with horrible symptons of mercury poisoning, Troy and Lexi are determined to prove that there's a connection. Can they solve their most complex case yet? Fatal Connection is the third title in the Outer Reaches series more...

  • Antigoneby Sophocles; Marianne McDonald

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 7.99

    The NHB Drama Classics series presents the world's greatest plays in affordable, highly readable editions for students, actors and theatregoers. The hallmarks of the series are accessible introductions (focussing on the play's theatrical and historical background, together with an author biography, key dates and suggestions for further reading) and... more...

  • The Little Book of the Cotswoldsby Gillian Broomhall

    The History Press 2011; US$ 4.99

    The Little Book of the Cotswolds is a veritable smorgasbord of Cotswold miscellany, packed with fascinating titbits and all manner of factual frippery - from Cotswold lions to puppy dog pies. This region's strangest traditions, its most eccentric inhabitants, blood-curdling murders and right royal connections combine with humorous cartoons to make... more...

  • Roath, Splott and Adamsdownby Jeff Childs

    The History Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    This is an account of three discrete districts of south-east Cardiff and their evolution through 1,000 years of history. From their pre-Norman origins to their emergence as thriving suburbs in the early twentieth century, the voume focuses on manorial society and economy, the growth of population, trade and industrial development, social structure... 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...

  • Seasonal Suicide Notesby Roger Lewis

    Short Books 2010; US$ 9.99

    'The most brilliantly funny and genuinely thought-provoking book of the year.' Sunday Times For some years, the biographer Roger Lewis has been entertaining his friends with an annual letter, in which he records details of the joys and frustrations of his life as it is actually lived. Updated with a new section for spring, this 'cult classic', a hilarious... more...