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  • Blood, Class and Empireby Christopher Hitchens

    Atlantic Books 2013; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • Essential Poems from the Staying Alive Trilogyby Neil Astley

    Bloodaxe Books 2012; US$ 12.99

    Staying Alive, Being Alive and Being Human have introduced many thousands of new readers to contemporary poetry, and have helped poetry lovers to discover the little known riches of world poetry. Each anthology in the Staying Alive trilogy has 500 poems to touch the heart, stir the mind and fire the spirit. These books have been enormously popular... more...

  • Diaries and Journals of Literary Womenby Judy Simons

    Palgrave Macmillan 1990; US$ 53.00

    This highly original book investigates the part played by their personal writings in the lives of eight literary women. Can private journals provide information about their authors' public works? Do diaries dramatise the development of an individual literary `voice'? What was the special attraction of the diary form for women, and why has it been so... more...

  • Oranges and Lemonsby Karen Dolby

    Michael O' Mara Books 2012; US$ 9.99

    Presents a collection of the most well-known and best-loved nursery rhymes, along with some that may be less familiar. This book examines the history of rhymes, how they have evolved through the centuries, and the controversies surrounding their origins. It looks at classic favourites such as "Humpty Dumpty", "Ring O' Roses" and "Georgie Porgie". more...

  • East is Eastby Ab Khan-Din

    Nick Hern Books 2012; US$ 14.99

    The play that gave birth to the smash-hit film - a wonderful comedy about growing up in multiracial Salford. The six Khan children, entangled in arranged marriages and bell-bottoms, are trying to find their way growing up in 1970s Salford. They are all caught between their Pakistani father's insistence on Asian traditions, their English mother's... more...

  • Postcolonial Witnessingby Stef Craps

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00

    Postcolonial Witnessing argues that the suffering engendered by colonialism needs to be acknowledged more fully, on its own terms, in its own terms, and in relation to traumatic First World histories if trauma theory is to have any hope of redeeming its promise of cross-cultural ethical engagement. more...

  • Otherwise Unchangedby Owen Lowery

    Carcanet 2013; US$ 9.99

    The poems in Owen Lowery's first collection speak in a range of voices, offer glimpses into many lives and many worlds. At the same time, we hear in all of them Lowery's own voice. Incorporating elements from English, Welsh, Hebrew, Arabic, Japanese and Italian poetic traditions, he develops form deftly, giving his work a beautiful, risky movement... more...

  • Darkness Inside Outby Rodney Pybus

    Carcanet 2013; US$ 12.99

    In Darkness Inside Out Rodney Pybus takes the reader on a series of excursions within real and imagined, beautiful and barbaric worlds. From Suffolk to Cape Town, from comedy to elegy, Pybus's poems explore the collusions of language and memory, the layerings of time and loss. A sequence set in the new South Africa closes this absorbing collection.... more...

  • Working the London Undergroundby Ben Pedroche

    The History Press 2013; US$ 11.99

    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. It was the first underground railway in the world, and is now central to lives of millions of Londoners. Here Ben Pedroche explores the realities of building the railway... more...

  • Poems of the Past and the Presentby Thomas Hardy

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99 US$ 3.47

    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...