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  • The Decadent Handbookby Rowan Pelling; Amelia Hodsdon

    Dedalus 2012; US$ 11.99

    The ultimate lifestyle guide for those who want to transform the spirit of the ageThe ultimate lifestyle guide for those who want to transform the spirit of the age more...

  • Poetry By English Womenby R.E. Pritchard

    Carcanet 2012; US$ 7.26

    This comprehensive introductory anthology of poems by forty women writers from Elizabethan to Victorian times includes work by aristocrats and frame-workers, by celebrated figures such as Aphra Behn, the Brontës, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Christina Rossetti, and by fascinating but hitherto inaccessible poets such as the unaccountably neglected... more...

  • A History of English Literatureby Robert Huntington Fletcher

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99

    A fascinating and comprehensive look at English literature from early Briton and Saxon days right through to the beginning of the 20th century, including a fantastic wealth of references for further study. more...

  • Blood, Class and Empireby Christopher Hitchens

    Atlantic Books 2013; US$ 13.84

    Since the end of the Cold War so-called experts have been predicting the eclipse of America's "special relationship" with Britain. But as events have shown, especially in the wake of 9/11, the political and cultural ties between America and Britain have grown stronger. Blood, Class and Empire examines the dynamics of this relationship, its many... 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...

  • Between the Linesby Jonathan Williams

    The Lilliput Press 1994; US$ 6.99

    One hundred and forty-four poems were selected by the editor from the two hundred or so displayed on DART carriages between 1987 and 1994: short enough for passengers to read without missing their stops, resonant enough to inspire reflection, disquietude or delight. Three were written especially for Dublin's train travellers. and about half of them... more...

  • New and Selected Poemsby Chris Wallace-Crabbe

    Carcanet 2013; US$ 10.91

    This book distils an adult lifetime into the intense magic of poetry. Wallace-Crabbe is a nature poet in the broadest possible sense: his poems, ranging widely in tone and subject-matter, seek above all to convey the richness and variety of our world, his sense that we are inserted headlong into life' and must make the best of what comes to us. Throughout... more...

  • Working the London Undergroundby Ben Pedroche

    The History Press 2013; US$ 21.86

    Used extensively and somewhat taken for granted by millions of commuters and tourists every day, the London Underground has long been a part of our national heritage and way of life. The 'Tube' was the first underground railway in the world and now is central to a London way of life. Here Ben Pedroche explores the realities of building the railway... more...

  • Removingby Melissa Butler

    Modjaji Books 2011; US$ 18.05

    Melissa Butler lives in Cape Town and Pittsburgh, PA. In the US, she teaches kindergarten. In South Africa, she writes and works with pre schools in the Eastern Cape. She has a Masters degree in Curriculum Theory from Penn State University and a Masters degree in Creative Writing from the University of Cape Town. This is her first book of poetry. more...

  • Burnt Offeringby Joan Metelerkamp

    Modjaji Books 2008; US$ 18.05

    Burnt Offering is Joan Metelerkamp's seventh colllection of poems. The title comes from a poem in a cycle that embodies the labours of the medieval alchemists - heating and burning, transformation of passionate intensity, the search for an enduring element. In the process malignant doubt is burnt off, and what takes its place is trust in the everyday:... more...