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- Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 20.78
A reticent personnel manager living with his mother, Mr Newman shares the prejudices of his times and of his neighbours - and neither a Hispanic woman abused outside his window nor the persecution of the Jewish store owner he buys his paper from are any of his business. Until Newman begins wearing glasses, and others begin to mistake him for a Jew. more...
- Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 13.11
1957. War widow Dorothy lives in a London suburb with her 15-year-old daughter Victoria and her older bachelor brother Edwin. More and more isolated from her married friends with their successful children, Dorothy tries to cope with Victoria's increasingly hostile behaviour. But is she doing her best, as she thinks, or is she in fact responsible... more...
- Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 18.94
Three Plays of Adolescence: Goodnight Children Everywhere; Franny's Way; Madame Melville Goodnight Children Everywhere Olivier Award for Best Play, 2000 'Exile - both literal and emotional - has been a haunting preoccupation for this dramatist. And with all themes of displacement and loss comes the yearning for a sense of place,... more...
- Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 24.78
Snake in the Grass A terrific piece - brilliant, bizarre and yet totally believable . . . In fact, it's more than classic; it's close to the top of its class. Yorkshire Post If I Were You A blissfully funny comedy that's also filled with sadness, a devilishly simple theatrical idea that spins out all kinds of complex truths about... more...
- Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 24.78
The Revengers' Comedies A hugely entertaining pitch that recalls the old movies to which it frequently pays homage - Strangers on a Train , Rebecca , Kind Hearts and Coronets - and expands after intermission to reveal an immensely disturbing vision of contemporary middle-class England poisoned by the rise of economic ruthlessness and the... more...
- Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 13.11
Impetuous Nero has lost all restraint: bored with being loved, he wants to be feared. Agrippina, widow of Emperor Claudius, has paved the way for her son Nero to succeed to the throne ahead of his step-brother Britannicus. But as his taste for power grows, Nero begins to slip from his mother's control. Britannicus's life is threatened and Rome moves... more...
- Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 21.86
The Night Season ' The Night Season is unusual; no politics, no issues, no history - just a bold attempt to grapple with the messy nature of living. It's also delightfully, rudely funny.' Financial Times 'Look out for the name Rebecca Lenkiewicz. It's once in a blue moon that a writer gets her second-ever play staged at the National. It's... more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2012; US$ 159.95
George Cumberlands unpublished and almost unrecorded farce of about 1817 called The Emigrants or A Trip to The Ohio amiably pokes fun at Yankees, Yorkshiremen, Irishmen, and Utopians, and it is a treasure-house of slang, such as Obstropelous. Its polymath author was a prolific artist, inventor, geologist, poet, political radical,... more...
- Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 14.57
Chancellor Rieger is leaving office. But does leaving office necessarily mean that he, his mistress and his extended family have to leave the state villa, which has been their home for years? While his former secretary, and the former secretary to his former secretary, grapple with the mechanics of change and his family prepare to vace an uncertain... more...