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  • Auld Reekieby Ralph Lownie

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 11.20

    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...

  • The Facts On File Companion to British Poetry, 1900 to the Presentby James Persoon

    Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 102.00

    In 450 entries ranging in length from 300 to more than 2,500 words each, The Facts On File Companion to British Poetry: 1900 to the Present is a new A-to-Z encyclopedic guide that introduces high school and college students to some of the best-loved 20th and 21st-century British poets and poetry. Appendixes include a general bibliography and a glossary... more...

  • Dublinby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 48.00

    Most notably the home of James Joyce and the setting for his masterwork, Ulysses, Dublin is also the birthplace of George Bernard Shaw and was the childhood home of Oscar Wilde. more...

  • English Critical Essays, 1 & 2by D.J. Edmund

    Paradise Publishers 2007; US$ 70.00

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  • Very Bad Poetryby Kathryn Petras; Ross Petras

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 12.00

    Writing very bad poetry requires talent.  It helps to have a wooden ear for words, a penchant for sinking into a mire of sentimentality, and an enviable confidence that allows one to write despite absolutely appalling incompetence. The 131 poems collected in this first-of-its-kind anthology are so glaringly awful that they embody a kind of genius.  From... more...

  • The Lymond Poetryby Dorothy Dunnett; Elspeth Morrison; PENGUIN GROUP (UK)

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; Not Available

    A beautiful collection of Renaissance poetry, assembled by one of the world's finest historical novelists. Dorothy Dunnett died in November 2001. She left behind this anthology, chosen by her from the hundreds of poems which she used in her world-famous series of novels known as THE LYMOND CHRONICLES. It is a fascinating set of choices,... more...

  • Decadent Verseby Caroline Blyth

    Anthem Press 2009; US$ 175.00

    A critical collection of late-Victorian poetry, fully annotated and explored, bringing to life the often overlooked but integral verse of the period. more...