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- Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 13.11
John Blakemore is a solitary boy who finds it impossible either to understand or adapt to the ways of the school. His adolescent earnestness put off teacher and pupil alike. And now suddenly he seems to be in danger of losing his only friend. David Hare's emotional new play, written at the invitation of the Rattigan estate as a response to The... more...
- Michael O' Mara Books 2011; US$ 6.99
The works of William Shakespeare have been a permanent feature on school curricula for years, and almost everybody can boast even a basic knowledge of his life and craft. This title offers a fresh look at Shakespeare's work showing how and why it remains such an integral part of popular culture and the English language. more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available
Victor, a New York cop nearing retirement, moves among furniture in the disused attic of a house marked for demolition. Cabinets, desks, a damaged harp, an overstuffed armchair - the relics of a lost life of affluence he's finally come to sell. But when his brother Walter, who he hasn't spoken to in years, arrives, the talk stops being just about whether... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available
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$ 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 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George Cumberlands unpublished and almost unrecorded farce of about 1817 called The Emigrants or A Trip to The Ohio amiably pokes fun at Yankees, Yorkshiremen, Irishmen, and Utopians, and it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...
- Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 13.11
Children, lead this old woman outside. A slave like the rest of you, She once was your queen. Troy has fallen to the Greeks, and Hecuba, its beloved queen, is widowed and enslaved. She mourns her great city and the death of her husband, but when fresh horrors emerge, her grief turns to rage and a lust for revenge. A savage indictment... more...