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  • Stanley, I Resumeby Stanley Johnson

    Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 29.17

    Stanley Johnson: one-time spy, politician, animal rights crusader and irresistibly brilliant raconteur. From his career as a Member of the European Parliament to his pioneering work saving the rainforests, Stanley Johnson?s life has roamed many avenues. Amongst much else, he has served on the staff of the World Bank and the European Commission,... more...

  • The Railway Children (NHB Modern Plays)by E. Nesbitt; Mike Kenny

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    Mike Kenny's imaginative stage adaptation of E. Nesbit's much-loved children's classic. Famously filmed, this story of a prosperous Edwardian family - mother and three children - forced into near-penury in the rural north of England captures the anxieties and exhilarations of childhood with great tenderness and insight. As Mike Kenny says of... more...

  • The Haunting (NHB Modern Plays)by Charles Dickens; Hugh Janes

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A spine-chilling play by Hugh Janes, based on several original ghost stories by Charles Dickens. In an ancient, crumbling mansion, sheltering from the howling winds that tear across the surrounding desolate moorland, two men stumble across a dark and terrifying secret that will change both of their lives. When a young book dealer, David Filde,... more...

  • Overspill (NHB Modern Plays)by Ali Taylor

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A poetic, explosive thriller about teenagers on a night out that ends in violence. Winner of Metamorphosis 2008. In Bromley every Friday night, same time and place, Potts, Baron and Finch get ready for their weekly dose of booze, birds and burgers. But their night out takes a dramatic and terrifying twist when an explosion rocks the town centre,... more...

  • Call Waitingby David C. Ward

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 15.99

    This full-length poetry collection from art historian David C. Ward combines wry meditations on 21st-century life, work, and family with observations of America?its landscapes, its history, its social and foreign policy. Ward?s poems are peopled by those who seem never quite able to inhabit their own lives: from well-known figures such as Andy Warhol... more...

  • Siegfried Sassoonby John Stuart Roberts

    John Blake 2014; US$ 18.99

    With two collections of his verse written during World War I, Siegfried Sassoon established himself among the greatest of the war poets. Beyond that, the memoirs of his service with the Royal Welch Fusiliers on the Western Front, beginning with Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man , rank perhaps as highly as his poetry, and have done much to shape our modern... more...

  • Tinderbox (NHB Modern Plays)by Lucy Kirkwood

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    Fast, wild and farcically funny, Lucy Kirkwood's first full-length play is a disturbing vision of a dystopian future. Sometime in the 21st Century, England is dissolving into the sea. Amidst the chaos, one man clings to his traditional British values and his love of meat. For Londoner Saul Everard, his butchers shop is an empire that he will... more...

  • Renaissance Drama on the Edgeby Lisa Hopkins

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Recurring to the governing idea of Shakespeare on the Edge, Hopkins expands the parameters of her investigation beyond England to include the Continent, and beyond Shakespeare to include a dramatists ranging from Christopher Marlowe to John Ford. Hopkins also expands her notion of liminality to explore not only geographical borders, but also the intersection... more...

  • The Idea of Europe in British Travel Narratives, 1789-1914by Katarina Gephardt

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Showing how specific rhetorical strategies used in nineteenth-century British travel writing produced fictional representations of continental Europe in works by Ann Radcliffe, Lord Byron, Charles Dickens, and Bram Stoker, Katarina Gephardt argues that nineteenth-century writers envisioned their country simultaneously as distinct from the Continent... more...