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  • Marrying the Ugly Millionaireby Sophie Hannah

    Carcanet 2015; US$ 18.94

    Sophie Hannah is one of Britain?s best-loved poets, a disarmingly witty, sharp-eyed chronicler of everyday life and its peculiarities. Her writing ranges across poetry, short fiction, children?s literature, works of translation, and edited anthologies, including the 2014 The Poetry of Sex. She is also an internationally bestselling author of psychological... more...

  • Cruising Alongby Christian Lamb

    Bene Factum Publishing 2015; US$ 8.99

    A charming and witty personal memoir of one woman's sea-faring adventures over the course of 80 years Sea cruises are embedded in Christian Lamb's DNA. Having an insatiable spirit of adventure and also a highly inquisitive mind most of her trips were for a distinct purpose rather than just lying hedonistically on a deckchair in the sun. Sometimes... more...

  • Bluestockings Now!by Professor Deborah Heller; Professor Jack Lynch; Professor Eugenia Zuroski Jenkins

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    Bringing together top specialists in the field, this edited volume challenges the theory that the eighteenth-century British intellectual women known as the Bluestockings were an isolated phenomenon spanning the period from the 1750s through the 1790s. On the contrary, the contributors suggest, the Bluestockings can be conceptualized as belonging... more...

  • Pink (NHB Modern Plays)by Sam Holcroft

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 7.28

    Two careers hang in the balance. Self-made millionaire Kim Keen is one of the most successful businesswomen in the country. As she prepares to launch her latest range on national television an unexpected visitor arrives in her dressing room with a different set of priorities to promote. A play from the author of Rules for Living (National Theatre).... more...

  • The Milliner and the Weaver (NHB Modern Plays)by Marie Jones

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 7.28

    Henrietta from Belfast and Elspeth from Dublin are unlikely comrades. The Suffragette movement binds them together, but as the question of Home Rule divides Ireland, will national politics tear them apart? A play from the author of Stones in his Pockets , first staged at the Tricycle Theatre in 2010 as part of the Women, Power and Politics season.... more...

  • Bloody Wimmin' (NHB Modern Plays)by Lucy Kirkwood

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 7.28

    The protests at Greenham Common were a political landmark of the eighties. But how much did Greenham impact on the fight for nuclear disarmament, the progress of the women's movement and the culture of protest itself? From the author of Chimerica , first staged at the Tricycle Theatre in 2010 as part of the Women, Power and Politics season.... more...

  • You, Me and Wii (NHB Modern Plays)by Sue Townsend

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 7.28

    A play set in a council house in a small Leicestershire town. Vincent's skiing on the Wii, Sheila's feeding her great-granddaughter McKenzie, and Kerry's getting on with the ironing. None of them are planning on voting in the election, but when Selina Snow rings the doorbell to canvas, perhaps she can change their minds, or they can change hers.... more...

  • Playing the Game (NHB Modern Plays)by Bola Agbaje

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 7.28

    Election time. The Students' Association needs a new President, and Akousa's achingly cool flatmates are certain she is perfect for the position. How can they persuade her, and how much is she willing to compromise? From the author of Gone Too Far! , Playing the Game was first staged at the Traverse Theatre, in 2010 as part of the Women, Power... more...

  • The Lioness (NHB Modern Plays)by Rebecca Lenkiewicz

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 7.28

    Elizabeth I described herself as Queen, King and Prince, thriving in a male world, and saving the country from debt and wars. Self-proclaimed wife and mother to England, her virgin status was part of her myth, as she consistently refused marriage, citing herself as already taken. Here we see Elizabeth as both a woman and a leader as she encounters... more...

  • The Dedalus Book of British Fantasyby Brian Stableford

    Dedalus 2015; US$ 14.57

    Beginning in 1804 with Nathan Drake's 'Henry Fitzowen', The Dedalus Book of British Fantasy traces the development of the genre through the stories and poems of Coleridge, Keats, Dickens, Disraeli, William Morris, Christina Rossetti, Tennyson and Vernon Lee, until the end of the century and Richard Garnett's 'Alexander the Ratcatcher'. Each text... more...