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  • The Lady in the Vanby Alan Bennett

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 4.67

    In 1974, the homeless Miss Shepherd moved her broken down van into Alan Bennett's garden. Deeply eccentric and stubborn to her bones, Miss Shepherd was not an easy tenant. And Bennett, despite inviting her in the first place, was a reluctant landlord. And yet she lived there for fifteen years. This account of those years was first published in... more...

  • Far Awayby Caryl Churchill

    Nick Hern Books 2012; US$ 9.99

    A brilliant and unsettling play from one of the UK's leading dramatists. Premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in 2000. At the opening of the play, a young girl is questioning her aunt about having seen her uncle hitting people with an iron bar; by the end, several years later, the whole world is at war - including birds and animals. Far Away ... more...

  • Mouth to Mouth (NHB Modern Plays)by Kevin Elyot

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 13.11

    A brilliantly acerbic tragi-comedy from the author of My Night With Reg . At a homecoming party for Dennis and Laura's teenage son, the reappearance of an old family friend throws up secrets from the past and paves the way for fresh disaster. Kevin Elyot pins down the pretension and self-centredness of his characters with unerring and hilarious... more...

  • Shakespeare, the Queen's Men, and the Elizabethan Performance of Historyby Brian Walsh

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    This book studies the Shakespearean history play, examining the work of the Queen's Men and their influence on Shakespeare. more...

  • Arbeiterfreundeby Jens Wietschorke

    Campus Verlag 2013; US$ 41.02

    Im Oktober 1911 gingen bildungsbürgerliche Sozialreformer in die Arbeiterviertel im Osten Berlins: eine soziale Mission, in deren Mittelpunkt das Kennenlernen der Menschen und Verhältnisse im "dunklen Berlin" stand. Sie wurde für ihre Teilnehmer zu einer "Schule des wirklichen Lebens", in der sie Erfahrungen nachholen konnten, die... more...

  • Elizabethan Dramaby Infobase Publishing

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 54.00

    Presents critical essays which discuss the writers and literary works of the Elizabethan era, and includes a chronology of the cultural, political, and literary events of the period. more...

  • Lyrical Ballads 1798by William Wordsworth

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99

    Lyrical Ballads was written under the joint collaboration of Wordsworth and Coleridge. It is believed to mark the foundation of the Romantic Movement in literature. The poets have picturesquely described the beauty of nature in detail. Imagination was a powerful force behind these poems. The poetic pieces profoundly effect and form a relation between... more...

  • Juliaby Traute Petersen

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2012; US$ 22.87

    Rom im Jahre 2 v. Chr.: Julia, die Tochter des mächtigen Kaisers Augustus, erlebt einen Sturz, wie er tiefer nicht sein könnte. Gerade noch schwelgte sie in unvorstellbarem Luxus, war umgeben von Freunden und Liebhabern, im nächsten Moment findet sie sich von allen verlassen auf einer unwirtlichen Insel im Mittelmeer wieder. Ihr Vater, der eine Verschwörung... more...

  • Aye That Will Be Rightby Harry Morris

    Black & White Publishing 2007; US$ 1.88

    The hilarious adventures recalled by ex-polis Harry Morris, the self-appointed Chief Constable of funny stories, continue with the publication of his fifth book, Aye, That Will Be Right!. Since his retirement from Strathclyde Police, Harry has realised his dream of bringing to life in print his own sense of humour and that of his colleagues. Whether... more...

  • Literature and the Internetby Stephanie Browner; Stephen Pulsford; Richard Sears

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95

    First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...