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- Hesperus Press 2014; US$ 11.99
A unique civilian's eye-view of World War I, depicting, through heartfelt letters from an American woman, a fascinating before and after picture of a French community in disarray What looked impossible is evidently coming to pass . . . I silently returned to my garden and sat down. War again! This time war was close by?not war about which one... more...
- Random House 2014; US$ 14.76
-16°C, sunlight, silence. I drove the children to school, then went to see the revolution. I walked between the tents. Talked with revolutionaries. They were weary today. The air was thick with the smell of old campfires. Ukraine Diaries is acclaimed writer Andrey Kurkov's first-hand account of the ongoing crisis in his country.... more...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 38.99
The First World War has survived as part of our national memory in a way no previous war has ever done. This collection of letters - which lay untouched for almost ninety years - allows a unique glimpse into the war as experienced by one family at the time, transporting us back to an era which is now slipping tantalizingly out of living memory. The... more...
- Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 18.94
Six Weeks of Blenheim Summer is a vivid and lyrical memoir of life as an RAF reconnaissance pilot in France during the hellish summer of 1940. It brings to life the fear, loneliness and pain that Alastair Panton and his comrades came to live with during those long weeks, as well as the bravery, camaraderie and humanity that made those unpredictable... more...
- Infinite Ideas 2014; US$ 17.95
On 20th July 2013 15-year-old Oxford schoolgirl Martha Fernback died suddenly after swallowing half a gram of MDMA powder, more widely known as ecstasy. Within hours her mother, Anne-Marie Cockburn, began to write down her feelings as a way to channel her shock and try to make sense of the tragic loss of her only child.In this book we join her in real... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 377.00
Gottsched spent several months in Dresden while representing Leipzig University at Saxony?s parliament. His correspondence lends insight to the events unfolding there and documents his interactions with his circle of acquaintances in Leipzig, whom he normally saw in person. Major topics in the correspondence include the theater, the War of Austrian... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 93.50
Presented here in English translation are letters selected for publication by the poet himself, shortly before his death, from his wide correspondence with famous writers and public figures such as W. H. Auden, Francis and Katherine Biddle, Paul Claudel, Joseph Conrad, E. E. Cummings, Mina Curtiss, T. S. Eliot, André Gide, Dag Hammarskjöld, Archibald... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95
With these two volumes Princeton University Press concludes the first scholarly edition of the letters of Samuel Johnson to appear in forty years. Volume IV chronicles the last three years of Johnson's life, an epistolary endgame that includes the breakup of the friendship with Hester Thrale and a poignant reaching out to new friends and new experiences.... more...
- Parthian Books 2014; US$ 8.74
I kiss your heart. I kiss you everywhere.? It is a warm spring day in New York and Dylan Thomas pushes through the plush revolving doors of the Harper?s Bazaar office, in the heart of Manhattan. He is taking a chance on selling a story, A Child?s Christmas in Wales . He?s already sold the story a couple of times but he is always short of money.... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available
The vivid and exciting accounts written from the front line, taking the story of the British war with Napoleon from its desperate beginnings in Portugal to the final triumph at Waterloo The Duke of Wellington was not only an incomparable battle commander but a remarkably expressive, fluent and powerful writer. His dispatches have long been... more...