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  • 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$ 19.95

    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$ 19.95

    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...

  • The Rose of Toulouseby Fred D'Aguiar

    Carcanet 2013; US$ 14.51

    I should never ask / directions to my childhood?, writes Fred D?Aguiar: there is no way back home. The Rose of Toulouse is a book of geographies tracing the various places the poet has lived, their histories, and his own history as he travels away from who he was. His transformations and shifts between Britain, Guyana and the USA are his identity:... more...

  • Oxford Poets 2013by Iain Galbraith; Robyn Marsack New Zealand-born Robyn Marsack has been Director o; Robyn Marsack

    Carcanet 2013; US$ 21.80

    This anthology brings together the work of nineteen poets from a dozen different countries, with translations from at least seven languages, to provide a rich mix of contemporary voices. Here you can move from the Australian desert to an English coal mine, from the interior world of Grace Darling to the mythic world of the Ramayana, from earthquakes... more...

  • Gender, Art and Deathby Janet Todd

    Wiley 2013; US$ 26.95

    In this book, Janet Todd, one of the leading authorities on seventeenth- and eighteenth century women writers, discusses gender issues from the Restoration to Romanticism investigating women authors and the fascination with culturally privileged art and with heroic death. more...

  • Baby Out Of The Blue/The Greek Tycoon's Pregnant Wife/Forgotten Mistress, Secret Love-Child/The Secret Baby Bargainby Anne Mather; Annie West; Melanie Milburne

    Harlequin Enterprises, Australia Pty Ltd 2013; Not Available

    The Greek Tycoon's Pregnant Wife by Anne Mather Five years ago, Jane's marriage to Demetri ended. Now Demetri needs an heir and demands a divorce. But they have one last night together. However, that one night has dramatic results. How can Jane tell her soon-to-be-exhusband that she's pregnant with his child? Forgotten Mistress, Secret... more...

  • Rifled Sanctuariesby Bill Pearson

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    The Pacific Islands began to appear in Western literature soon after European navigators made landfall there. From the first, there was seldom a statement of plain facts. Explorers brought their own viewpoints while editors, poets and novelists went on to interpret and moralise the first accounts. Portraying Pacific peoples as sensual, indolent, childlike... more...

  • Castalyby Ian Wedde

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    The poems that make up Castaly: Poems 197377 have been selected by the poet from work completed over the course of four years. Ian Wedde writes: The poems in this book represent my attempts to remain alert in the world between 1973 and 1977. . . . Nevertheless my main obsessions (sometimes called 'themes') have remained the same, though not habitual... more...

  • Tales of Gotham Cityby Ian Wedde

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    Tales of Gotham City consists of three groups of poems that were written over a period of seven years, from 197783. Ian Wedde says of this collection: When I went 'greedily' looking for meaning among the poems I'd written since about 1977, I found the record of a withdrawal of curiosity, its replacement with a counterpart anger. I'd wanted to know... more...