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  • The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 9by Maxim Jakubowski

    Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 11.65

    he must-have annual anthology for every crime fiction fan - the year's top new British short stories selected by leading crime critic Maxim Jakubowski. This great annual covers the full range of mystery fiction, from noir and hardboiled crime to ingenious puzzles and amateur sleuthing. This year's volume contains stories by: Peter James, Nick Quantrill,... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Sexual Sameness (Routledge Revivals)by Joseph Bristow

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1992, Sexual Sameness examines the differing textual strategies male and female writers have developed to celebrate homosexuality. Examining such writers as E.M. Forster, James Baldwin, Sylvia Townsend Warner and Audre Lourde, this wide-ranging book demonstrates how literature has been one of the few cultural spaces in which sexual... more...

  • Platonism and the English Imaginationby Anna Baldwin; Sarah Hutton

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 38.00

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

  • Auld Reekieby Ralph Lownie

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 11.63

    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$ 22.72

    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...

  • Women's Poetryby Jo Gill

    Edinburgh University Press 2007; US$ 99.50

    This guide examines the production and reception of poetry by a range of women writers - predominantly although not exclusively writing in English - from Sappho through Anne Bradstreet and Emily Bronte to Sylvia Plath, Eavan Boland and Susan Howe. Women's Poetry offers a thoroughgoing thematic study of key texts, poets and issues, analysing commonalities... more...