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  • A C. H. Sisson Readerby C. H. Sisson; Charlie Louth; Patrick McGuinness

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 30.99

    This book is the most comprehensive collection of essays, criticisms, and analyses of the author C. H. Sisson, dubbed as ?one of the great translators of our time? by the Times Literary Supplement . This work provides an insightful look into C. H. Sisson?s work and that of his peers, and provides readers with a better understanding of the state of... more...

  • Gender and Song in Early Modern Englandby Leslie C. Dunn; Katherine R. Larson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Innovative and collaborative in its approach, this volume engages with the question of how gender informed song within particular textual, social and spatial contexts in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England. In its attention to the gendering of song and the gendered processes and spaces of song's circulation and reception, it interrogates... more...

  • I Didn't Get Where I Am Todayby David Nobbs

    Random House 2014; US$ 10.92

    As a small boy David Nobbs survived the Second World War unscathed, until his bedroom ceiling fell on him when the last bomb to be dropped on Britain by the Germans landed near his home. It was the nearest he came to the war, but National Service would later make him one of Britain's most reluctant soldiers. It was an unforgettable and often unpleasant... more...

  • The Lord Bishop's Clerkby Sarah Hawkswood

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    June 1143. The Lord Bishop of Winchester's Clerk is bludgeoned to death in Pershore Abbey, and laid before the altar in the attitude of a penitent. Everyone who had contact with him had reason to dislike him, but who had reason to kill him? The Sheriff of Worcestershire's thief taker, the wily Serjeant Catchpoll, and his new and unwanted superior,... 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...

  • 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...

  • bedbound (NHB Modern Plays)by Enda Walsh

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 11.65

    A ferocious two-hander about a father-daughter relationship gone horribly and terrifyingly wrong, from the writer of Disco Pigs . Father and daughter share a small bed. He talks frantically about his extraordinary past in furniture sales; she talks no less compulsively about anything at all, to fill the terrifying silence in her head. Edinburgh... more...