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  • How to Be a Beta Maleby Robert Crampton

    Transworld 2017; US$ 23.96

    From rom coms to wrestling and fatherhood to fist fights, How to be a Beta Male is a brilliantly funny insight into being a bloke. Robert Crampton has been writing his Beta Male column for The Times since 2001. A much-loved weekly insight into modern masculinity ? whatever that might mean ? Beta Male strives to unlock the secrets of contemporary... more...

  • Camping on the Wyeby S. K. Baker; Michael Goffe

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 9.99

    During their university holidays in the late 1880s, S.K. Baker and three of his University College friends clad in stripy blazers and boaters spent time sailing and camping on the River Wye. Baker, a keen artist and diarist, recorded their travels in watercolour in two small leather bound books. The result is an entirely charming, funny account along... more...

  • Letters of T. S. Eliot Volume 7: 1934?1935, Theby T.S. Eliot

    Faber & Faber 2017; US$ 53.99

    T. S. Eliot's career as a successful stage dramatist gathers pace throughout the fascinating letters of this volume. Following his early experimentation with the dark comedy Sweeney Agonistes (1932), Eliot is invited to write the words of an ambitious scenario sketched out by the producer-director E. Martin Browne (who was to direct all of Eliot's... more...

  • Diaries 1969-1977by Peter Nichols

    Nick Hern Books 2017; US$ 12.49

    The playwright Peter Nichols has been a compulsive diarist all his life. He writes for himself alone, responding to an urge to record the daily doings, private and professional, of his family, his fellows - and himself. The resulting diaries are candid, insightful, and often as shockingly funny as his plays. This selection, republished... more...

  • Mockingbird Songsby Wayne Flynt

    Random House 2017; US$ 14.09 US$ 11.99

    The violent racism of the American South drove Wayne Flynt away from his home state of Alabama, but the publication of To Kill a Mockingbird , Harper Lee?s classic novel about courage, community and equality, inspired him to return in the early 1960s and craft a career documenting and teaching Alabama history. His writing resonated with many Alabamians,... more...

  • Letters to a Young Writerby Colum McCann

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 10.99

    I hope there is something here for any young writer ? or any older writer, for that matter ? who happens to be looking for a teacher to come along, a teacher who, in the end, can really teach nothing at all but fire. From the critically acclaimed Colum McCann, author of the National Book Award winner Let the Great World Spin , comes a paean to... more...

  • The Good Bohemianby Michael Holroyd; Rebecca John

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 21.99

    Captivatingly fresh and intimate letters from Augustus John's first wife, Ida, reveal the untold story of married life with one of the great artists of the last century. Twelve days before her twenty-fourth birthday, on the foggy morning of Saturday 12 January 1901, Ida Nettleship married Augustus John in a private ceremony at St Pancras Registry... more...

  • In Haste with Alohaby David W. Forbes

    University of Hawaii Press 2017; US$ 45.00

    This ambitious volume assembled by scholar David W. Forbes features a collection of ninety previously unpublished letters, as well as excerpts from two diaries, written between 1881 and 1885 by Hawaiian royal consort Queen Emma Kaleleon?lani. In Haste with Aloha illuminates the last five years of the Queen?s life and makes available an important... more...

  • Deep Watersby Alan Louis Kishbaugh

    University of New Mexico Press 2017; US$ 39.95

    A lively introduction to the breadth of Waters?s work, Deep Waters touches on themes of ecology, philosophy, pre-Columbiana, Eastern philosophy, Egyptology, American Indians, and a host of other subjects reflecting the great cultural shifts occurring at the time. more...

  • Teenage Writingsby Jane Austen; Kathryn Sutherland; Freya Johnston

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 9.99

    The young Jane Austen was a precocious reader, devouring pulp fiction and classic literature, both of which she soon began to imitate and parody. Three volumes of her vivacious teenage writing survive. Devices and themes which appear subtly in her later fiction run riot here: drunkenness, brawling, sexual misdemeanour, theft, and even murder. more...