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  • They Can't Touch Him Nowby James Williamson

    Clink Street Publishing 2015; US$ 5.82

    Jimmy was only nine years old when he was molested and sexually assaulted in London's dingy East End. He struggled to keep his dark secret, while coping with being adopted and his illiterate father's violent outbursts. Desperately needing to be loved, Jimmy accepts an offer of 'conditional kindness' from Tom, his scoutmaster. Now, after a lifetime... more...

  • The Midnight Letterboxby Edwin Morgan; James McGonigal; John Coyle

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2015; US$ 28.99

    Edwin Morgan was a professor of English at Glasgow University and retired in 1980. He has since been a visiting professor at Strathclyde University and at the University of Wales in Aberystwyth. He was Scotland?s first national poet and one of the best-loved and most significant poets of the 20th century. He is the author of many books, including... more...

  • Deposit (NHB Modern Plays)by Matt Hartley

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 14.57

    A bittersweet and vital play that throws a spotlight on ‘Generation Rent? and the lengths they will go to in order to get that first step on the property ladder. Rachel and Ben want to buy a flat in London. And so do their friends, Melanie and Sam. But what with rent, tax, student loans, pensions and bills, it?s impossible to save for a deposit.... more...

  • The Culture Series of Iain M. Banksby Simone Caroti

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 40.00

    This critical history of Iain M. Banks' Culture novels covers the series from its inception in the 1970s to the The Hydrogen Sonata (2012), published less than a year before Banks' death. It considers Banks' origins as a writer, the development of his politics and ethics, his struggles to become a published author, his eventual success... more...

  • Wink (NHB Modern Plays)by Phoebe Eclair-Powell

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 13.11

    An electrifying drama about what happens to personal identity in an age of ubiquitous technology and social media. John is a twenty-seven-year-old teacher ‘who probably wasn?t allowed to teach at an all-girls? school? and Mark is his sixteen-year-old ‘Olympic porn-watching? pupil. A normal week in their normal lives – school, eat, TV, sleep, repeat.... more...

  • Rules for Living (NHB Modern Plays)by Sam Holcroft

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 14.57

    Everyone creates their own coping strategies or rules for living. But what happens when an extended family gathers in the kitchen for a traditional Christmas and they each follow those rules, rigidly? In Sam Holcroft?s theatrically playful, dark comedy the family does just that. And when the instructions are there for all to see, audience included,... more...

  • Stil und Moralby Lukas Bärfuss

    Wallstein Verlag 2015; US$ 14.61

    Seit Frisch und Dürrenmatt hat vielleicht kein Schweizer Schriftsteller mehr solche öffentliche Wirkung gezeitigt wie Lukas Bärfuss. Wenn Lukas Bärfuss über die großen Begriffe nachdenkt: Freiheit, Lüge, Raum, Zeit, »Wo bin ich hier?«, dann geschieht das nie im im luftleeren Raum der Abstraktion. Immer erzählt er Geschichten. Er ist neugierig auf... more...

  • The Midnight Letterboxby Edwin Morgan; James McGonigal; John Coyle

    Carcanet 2015; US$ 29.15

    One of the central figures of twentieth-century Scottish literature, Edwin Morgan was a prolific letter-writer. His correspondence, like his poetry, is wide-ranging, full of generosity and enthusiasm, and above all testament to his lifelong commitment to exploring the possibilities of poetry. This selection of his letters, spanning Morgan?s full career... more...

  • The World Before Snowby Tim Liardet

    Carcanet 2015; US$ 14.57

    During a record-breaking blizzard in Boston, two poets met, one American and one English. This meeting marked the beginning of a life-transforming love affair. The story is told in The World Before Snow, Tim Liardet?s tenth collection, a book of passionate extremes, in which he discovers new dimensions in language and form. The poems document some... more...

  • Multitudes (NHB Modern Plays)by John Hollingworth

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 14.57

    A gripping, kaleidoscopic drama about a clash of values in multicultural Britain, from actor and playwright John Hollingworth. Bradford. On the eve of a Conservative Party Conference the country is in turmoil and one of its most multicultural cities awaits a visit from the Prime Minister. Kash, a liberal British Muslim, prepares his address to... more...