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  • Songs of Actionby Arthur Conan Doyle

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    If you have always thought of Arthur Conan Doyle as a hyper-rational one-trick pony, it's time to reevaluate your assumptions. This volume of verse from the beloved creator of Sherlock Holmes adds a starkly different dimension to his literary oeuvre. Linked by martial themes, the poems collected in Songs of Action are stirring and thought-provoking. more...

  • Marrying the Ugly Millionaireby Sophie Hannah

    Carcanet 2015; US$ 18.94

    Sophie Hannah is one of Britain?s best-loved poets, a disarmingly witty, sharp-eyed chronicler of everyday life and its peculiarities. Her writing ranges across poetry, short fiction, children?s literature, works of translation, and edited anthologies, including the 2014 The Poetry of Sex. She is also an internationally bestselling author of psychological... more...

  • Poems of the Past and the Presentby Thomas Hardy

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Though best remembered as one of the foremost Victorian realists who created classic works of fiction like Tess of the d'Urbervilles and Jude the Obscure, Thomas Hardy always considered himself to be more a poet than a novelist at heart. Over time, critics and fans alike have warmed to Hardy's verse, and his influence has been cited by several... more...

  • Cruising Alongby Christian Lamb

    Bene Factum Publishing 2015; US$ 8.99

    A charming and witty personal memoir of one woman's sea-faring adventures over the course of 80 years Sea cruises are embedded in Christian Lamb's DNA. Having an insatiable spirit of adventure and also a highly inquisitive mind most of her trips were for a distinct purpose rather than just lying hedonistically on a deckchair in the sun. Sometimes... more...

  • Bluestockings Now!by Professor Deborah Heller; Professor Jack Lynch; Professor Eugenia Zuroski Jenkins

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    Bringing together top specialists in the field, this edited volume challenges the theory that the eighteenth-century British intellectual women known as the Bluestockings were an isolated phenomenon spanning the period from the 1750s through the 1790s. On the contrary, the contributors suggest, the Bluestockings can be conceptualized as belonging... more...

  • Platonism and the English Imaginationby Anna Baldwin; Sarah Hutton

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 32.00

    The first comprehensive overview of the influence of Platonism on English literature. more...

  • Auld Reekieby Ralph Lownie

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 12.78

    For centuries, Edinburgh has inspired affection, admiration and awe amongst visitors and residents alike, and in this widely praised anthology Ralph Lownie draws on an expansive range of sources, including speeches, memoirs, letters, poems, novels and journals, to capture the unique spirit of Scotland's capital. Alongside the set-pieces,... more...

  • Lost on Treasure Islandby Steve Friedman

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 24.95

    When Midwesterner Steve Friedman arrived in Manhattan, the land of the quick and the mean, raring to go and ready to conquer, he soon found pitfalls and pratfalls more numerous and perilous than he had ever imagined. Here is his utterly honest, often hilarious, self-deprecating account of those fateful years, starting with his first job at GQ and... more...

  • A Smile For My Parentsby Heather Henderson

    Allen & Unwin 2013; US$ 20.90

    A delightful, surprising and warm collection of stories about Sir Robert and Dame Pattie Menzies, from their only daughter, Heather Henderson more...

  • Greetings Noble Sirby Nigel Flaxton

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 6.99

    Nigel Flaxton enjoyed a satisfying career in education covering the second half of the 20th century, This is an account of some of his experiences from old-fashioned monastic seclusion in training college just after the Second World War to three headships of new schools, the last being an upper school of over 900 students. Written with gentle humour,... more...