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  • 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    This ambitious volume assembled by scholar David W. Forbes features a collection of ninety previously unpublished letters, as well as excerpts from two diaries, written between 1881 and 1885 by Hawaiian royal consort Queen Emma Kaleleon?lani.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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • In the Land of Giantsby Gabi Martínez; Daniel Hahn

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2017; US$ 24.99

    ?The imagination has its sanctuaries, too.? High up in the Hindu Kush, between the ancient pagan Kalash people and the new medievalists of the Taliban, a charismatic young Spaniard, Jordi Magraner, made his home, mastering the local languages and customs before meeting his death in the most mysterious way. In this magisterial book, Gabi Martínez... more...

  • The Correspondenceby J. D. Daniels

    Random House 2017; US$ 15.50

    'What a nutjob!' - Geoff Dyer 'Questions that occurred to me as I read this brilliant, baffling book: What the hell is this? Who the hell is this? Is this poetry?' - Tom Bissell Can civilization save us from ourselves? That is the question J. D. Daniels asks in his first book, a series of six letters written during dark nights of the soul.... more...

  • Dear Quentinby Quentin Bryce

    Melbourne University Publishing 2017; US$ 15.79

    As Australia's first female Governor-General, Quentin Bryce handwrote more than fifty letters each week. She wrote to those she had met and connected with as her role took her from palaces to outback schools, from war zones to memorials, from intimate audiences to lavish ceremonies. She received even more letters from every corner of the country. Generous,... more...

  • Posted in Wartimeby Richard Knott

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 24.48

    The Second World War saw many people consigned to long periods of exile, far from home. How did the exiled keep in touch with home? Why were some exiles silent when others wrote frequently and at length? Posted in Wartime explores the nature of such exile and considers what could be written in diaries and letters, given that letters were censored and... more...

  • The Attachmentby Ailsa Piper; Tony Doherty

    Allen & Unwin 2017; US$ 19.08

    A celebration of friendship, renewal, nature and the human spirit told through letters between a writer and an 80-year-old priest. Original, surprising - both highly entertaining and deeply moving. more...

  • In God?s Hands: The Spiritual Diaries of Pope St John Paul IIby Pope St John Paul II

    HarperCollins Publishers 2017; US$ 18.58

    The spiritual diaries of Pope St John Paul II ? published for the first time ever in English. The most intimate insight into the longest-serving pontiff of our time. more...

  • The Benn Diariesby Tony Benn

    Random House 2017; US$ 42.29

    Tony Benn was one of the twentieth century's most charismatic politicians. The Benn Diaries , kept for almost seventy years, are a uniquely authoritative, fascinating and readable record of the political life of our times. This single-volume edition is the selected highlights of the complete diaries from Tony's schooldays in the 1940s until he... more...