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- Souvenir Press 2012; US$ 4.36
This is the hidden history of an invention that we use every day but seldom dare to speak of. In medieval China it was cutting-edge technology. For 19th-century Americans it was a newfangled alternative to dried corncobs and the Sears & Roebuck catalogue. Wits in Georgian London preferred pages of bad poetry. The sages of ancient Athens were content... more...
- Carcanet Press Ltd. 2007; US$ 16.99
Ferociously vital, savagely humorous, and self-mocking, this poetry collection focuses on a world that is inhabited by failed and successful relationships during the dizzying crisis of early adulthood, offering insight into the pleasures and pains of growing up. more...
- The O'Brien Press 2009; US$ 11.65
A Friend. A Father. A Kingdom. Which one would you sacrifice? This compelling trilogy of court intrigue, adventure and romance is a winning combination of imagination, powerful storytelling and magnificent characters. Fifteen-year-old Wynter Moorehawke returns home after a five-year sojourn in the bleak Northlands. All has changed in her absence.... more...
- The O'Brien Press 2008; US$ 14.57
New Friends. Old Enemies. Who can you trust? Wynter Moorehawke travels alone and unprotected in bandit-infested forests, searching for the rebel Prince Alberon. But many enemies are lurking in the shadows. It seems that every tyrant and zealot who has ever threatened the Kingdom is sending emissaries to meet Alberon. Wynter becomes increasingly nervous... more...
- The O'Brien Press 2010; US$ 14.57
United Friends. A Divided Kingdom. Who will prevail? After a joyful reunion, it seems that the years of war have left their scars on brothers Alberon and Razi, and it is not long before their differences come between them. Alberon is determined to protect the Kingdom by strength rather than diplomacy. He proudly reveals his great hope ? Lorcan Moorehawke's... more...
- Carcanet Press Ltd. 2012; US$ 16.99
The poems in this collection are created from the fractured phrases and competing idioms of contemporary movement and the translation between public and private spaces?conversations that start and are broken off; public announcements intervening in private situations; an emergency that is about to unfold in the background. Taking bearings from Dover... more...
- Carcanet Press Ltd. 2011; US$ 16.99
Beguiling and lyrical, this first collection of poetry by writer Olivia McCannon measures out memories and builds memorials for the departed. Resonant with family history, these poems resurrect the past in tender portraits and remembrances while also conveying an awareness of borders and foreignness due to the poet?s experiences in translation. more...
- Nick Hern Books 2012; US$ 13.11
Eight compelling monologues offering a state-of-the-nation group portrait for the stage. First seen on the Edinburgh Fringe, the play was produced in the West End in 2012. Edinburgh Fringe First Award 2008 Carol Tambor 'Best of Edinburgh' Award From Millie, the jolly-hockey-sticks prostitute who mourns the loss of the good old British class... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2012; US$ 14.57
A funny, touching and at times savage portrait of a family full of longing that?s losing its grip – The Last of the Haussmans is a play examining the fate of the revolutionary generation. It premiered at the National Theatre in 2012, starring Julie Walters and Rory Kinnear. Anarchic, feisty but growing old, high-society drop-out Judy Haussman remains... more...
- Carcanet Press Ltd. 2007; US$ 15.95
A tender work of mourning, this poetry collection—owing to the remembered words of a much-loved husband—recalls the author?s life before marriage and considers a future after her husband?s death. Imagining that future, she confronts the myths of an afterlife, a belief in God, her debts to other poets, and her dependence on friends and children.... more...