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- The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36
Before the First World War, Essex was a very different county from that which we know today. The economy was largely based on agriculture, and the people rarely travelled beyond its borders, or even out of the towns or villages. The war opened up a whole new world for the people of Essex. Men from the county enlisted in Kitchener's Army and travelled... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94
Founded by a man, Joseph Snell Wood, in May 1894, the Society of Women Writers could never claim to be a politically 'feminist' organisation. In its early days the Society primarily attracted lady journalists, later to be joined by novelists and poets. A great surge of more than 200 flocked to its first meetings. Given the small number of women in... more...
- Story Plant, The 2013; US$ 8.99
SECRETS OF INFERNO is a reader's guide to the journey Dan Brown took us all on in INFERNO. The book gives readers the “back story? on particular plot points, Dante references, symbols, historical events, philosophy, art, music, and architectural works that Brown wrapped into his story. It is also an intellectually enriching, intriguing, fresh and... more...
- Arcade Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95
A brilliant new collection of essays of writers and their craft by the man Joseph Brodsky has called ""the best British author working today"". In Hell and Back,Tim Parks, a celebrated novelist and master of the essay form, offers a wide range of wonderfully challenging, always provocative reflections on literature and the art of writing. In this... more...
- Neil Wilson Publishing 2013; US$ 14.57
In the early 1950s Sir Winston Churchill met the Irish politician Sean Lemass, who was later to become Taoiseach. The great statesman remarked upon the economic circumstances of Britain at the time. 'The situation in Great Britain,' quoth Churchill in his most grandiloquent tones, 'is serious but not hopeless.' Lemass responded instantly, 'Sure,'... more...
- De Gruyter 2008; US$ 419.00
- Interdisziplinäre Menschenkunde im Spiegel der Literatur: von Aufklärung bis Klassik, von Rousseau bis Büchner - Kontexte: Pädagogik, Psychologie und Ethnologie im 18. Jahrhundert - Anthropologische Literaturgattungen: Reiseberichte und Lehrgedichte, psychologische Fallgeschichten, Romane und Dramen - Neues Wissen über den Menschen: Selbstbestimmung... more...
- Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 21.88
He?s constantly demonstrating that the natural world is as splendiferous as any fable.? – Jim Shepard, New York Times New Zealand and Australia were imagined thousands of years before they became real. From Plato?s Atlantis to Dante?s Mount Purgatory, Sinbad the Sailor to Abel Tasman, travellers, writers, map-makers, charlatans and rogues dreamed... more...
- Birlinn 2013; US$ 13.52
Newspaper journalism is a romantic profession. The men and women who wrote for newspapers in the twentieth century started work in a 'Hold the front page!' atmosphere: hot metal, clicking typewriters and inky fingers. In this fascinating collection, the latest in the Scottish Working People's History Trust series, Ian MacDougall has captured the memories... more...
- Auckland University Press 2010; US$ 23.99
Imaginative and cerebral, this volume recounts the fantastic history of the antipodes—namely Australia and New Zealand—from the Western perspective over the course of the past five millennia. Tracing the fiction underlying the fact in the tales of, among others, Marco Polo, John Mandeville, and Thomas More, this remarkable compilation explores the... more...