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  • Ireland Is Changing Motherby Rita Ann Higgins

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 11.59

    Ireland Is Changing Mother is the latest collection from Rita Ann Higgins: provocative and heart-warming poems of high jinx, jittery grief and telling social comment by a gutsy, anarchic chronicler of the lives of the Irish dispossessed, before as well as since the demise of the Celtic tiger. 'It shouldn't be unusual to hear a smart, sassy, unabashed,... more...

  • A Book of Straysby Michael Hartnett

    The Gallery Press 2014; US$ 10.94

    ‘A genuine maverick . . . a mixture of coruscating satire, rhapsodic lyricism and humane vernacular . . . ? –– The Sunday Times Michael Hartnett subscribed always to the idea of the poet as a chronicler of his race: ‘I have tried to write for the people . . . ? begins one of the poems in this collection of ballads, satires, squibs and other occasional... more...

  • Bedouin of the London Eveningby Rosemary Tonks

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 15.97

    The disappearance of the poet Rosemary Tonks in the 1970s was one of the literary world?s most tantalising mysteries – the subject of a BBC feature in 2009 called The Poet Who Vanished. After publishing two extraordinary poetry collections – and six satirical novels – she turned her back on the literary world after a series of personal tragedies... more...

  • The Coast of Utopia Trilogyby Tom Stoppard

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 18.94

    The Coast of Utopia is an epic but also intimate drama of romantics and revolutionaries in an age of emperors. The three sequential, self-contained plays, Voyage, Shipwreck and Salvage, span the lives and loves of a group of Russian friends at home and abroad in the tumultuous years between 1833 and 1866. This new fully revised edition of the trilogy... more...

  • Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Deadby Tom Stoppard

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 14.57

    Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is a play which, as it were, takes place in the wings of Hamlet, and finds both humour and poignancy in the situation of the ill-fated attendant lords. The National Theatre production in April 1967 made Tom Stoppard's reputation virtually overnight. Its wit, stagecraft and verbal verve remain as exhilarating... more...

  • Gates of Goldby Frank McGuinness

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 11.65

    Conrad and Gabriel are lovers but when Alma arrives to tend the sick Gabriel, their lives are unpicked and remade. Frank McGuinness's powerful, subtle and funny play explores the territory where boundaries of love, devotion and hate coalesce. Gates of Gold premiered at the Gate Theatre, Dublin, in 2002. more...

  • Letter from a Far Countryby Gillian Clarke

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2012; US$ 16.99

    Gillian Clarke's poems are letters from the far countries of personal and ancestral memories, of places and moments of insight. Her acclaimed title poem explores the buried histories of women's lives, the enduring responsibilities that link generations and ensure the continuance of language and traditions. Rooted in rural Wales, this collection celebrates... more...

  • Ticks and Crossesby Frederic Raphael

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2009; US$ 15.99

    A writer?s wry observations about the glamorous worlds of Hollywood and literary London during the second half of the 1970s are offered in this autobiography. Though Frederic Raphael is only incidentally concerned with the rich and famous and has little interest in names and gossip, he notices and comments on the discrepancies between public and private... more...

  • Simeon's Brideby Alison G Taylor

    Robert Hale 2011; US$ 9.99

    A woman, little more than a skeleton, is found hanging in dense woodland outside Bangor, hands bound behind her back. Detective Chief Inspector Michael McKenna and his colleagues, seeking her identity and her killer, become enmeshed in deceit and half-truths, chasing shadows, scratching the poverty-stricken underbelly of life in an area of spectacular... more...

  • Selected Poemsby Kendrick Smithyman

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 23.99

    Described as the 'sly old fox of New Zealand verse', Kendrick Smithyman is a major New Zealand poet. In Selected Poems passionate commitment to the craft of language and to a sense of place stamp the 100 poems selected by Peter Simpson. Thick with wry wit, unexpected imagery and astonishing fluency, Selected Poems demonstrates Kendrick Smithyman's... more...