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  • Rabbit (NHB Modern Plays)by Nina Raine

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A fiercely funny play about what it's like to be a young woman living, working, drinking, loving and having sex in the 21st century. Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright Critics Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright It's Bella's 29th birthday. Friends and former lovers meet for a drink to celebrate. But as the Bloody Marys... more...

  • Shardikby Richard Adams

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 28.72

    This brilliantly inventive fantasy epic by the award-winning author of Watership Down immerses the reader in a medieval world complete with created languages, detailed maps and elaborate traditions and rituals. Centring on the long-awaited reincarnation of a giant bear among the half-barbaric Orelgan people, Shardik's appearance sets off a violent... more...

  • Rupert Brookeby Nigel Jones

    Head of Zeus 2014; US$ 11.65

    Paragon of youthful beauty, romantic symbol of a lost England, and precociously gifted poet, Rupert Chawner Brooke died in a hospital ship off the Aegean island of Skyros in April 1915, aged just 27. All England mourned his passing. But behind the glow of myth lies a darker reality. At the height of his promise a disappointment in love triggered... more...

  • Sex with a Stranger (NHB Modern Plays)by Stefan Golaszewski

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    Bleak, funny and excruciatingly accurate, Sex with a Stranger examines what it is to be in your twenties, lonely, hollow and uncertain. Adam meets Grace in a club. They go back to hers. Earlier that day, his girlfriend watches as he prepares for his big night out. 'A dazzling achievement' - Independent 'Wonderfully frank, true and tender....... more...

  • Great Expectations (NHB Modern Plays)by Charles Dickens; Declan Donnellan; Nick Ormerod

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A gritty adaptation of Dickens? least sentimental love story with a cast of some of his most unforgettable characters. Whilst at his parents? graveside, Pip is accosted by Magwitch, a convict escaped from one of the prison ships. Terrified, he is forced to help the man to get away. An unexpected invitation to the house of rich old Miss Havisham... more...

  • Jonah and Otto (NHB Modern Plays)by Robert Holman

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    Robert Holman's Jonah and Otto is a humane, funny and ultimately haunting play that explores masculinity, identity and what it means to be English. Over the course of a single day, two men share their solitude and unfold their secrets. They disagree with each other about women, about lust and about guilt. They question the power of magic, of... more...

  • Cans (NHB Modern Plays)by Stuart Slade

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A searingly funny debut play about death, betrayal, and the possibility of forgiveness. And cider. Jen?s dad was a chat-show host, a national treasure. But now he?s dead and Jen?s getting spat at in supermarkets. To make matters worse, Uncle Len has made it his mission to help her get over it. Hiding from a very hostile world in a very shitty... more...

  • Ladies Down Under (NHB Modern Plays)by Amanda Whittington

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    The funny, heart-warming sequel to the enormously successful Ladies' Day , following the lasses from Hull on their adventures down under. After hitting the jackpot at Ladies' Day in York, the fishfilleting foursome - Pearl, Jan, Shelley and Linda - are celebrating in style with the trip of a lifetime to the land of Oz. While Shelley dreams of... more...

  • My Name is Rachel Corrie (NHB Modern Plays)by Rachel Corrie; Alan Rickman; Katherine Viner

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    The moving account of the life and early death of a young female activist, adapted from her own writings. Best New Play, 2006 Whatsonstage.com Theatregoers' Choice Awards Why did a 23-year old woman leave her comfortable American life to stand between an Israeli army bulldozer and a Palestinian home in the Gaza strip? Compiled from her letters,... more...

  • Double Feature: One (NHB Modern Plays)by Sam Holcroft; DC Moore

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    Double Feature brings together in two volumes of paired short plays four of the most exciting new voices in UK theatre, in their first commissions for the National Theatre. This volume contains: Edgar & Annabel by Sam Holcroft The Swan by D C Moore In Edgar & Annabel a young couple prepare dinner but something isn?t right.... more...