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  • The Shoe-Horn Sonataby J. Misto

    Currency Press 2011; US$ 17.99

    In 1945 Sheila and Bridie were freed from a Japanese POW camp. Now after a half-century separation, the filming of a TV documentary forces them to relive the past. Woven into their fifty years of separation are a shoe-horn and the threads of loyalty and love which form their 'uncommon bond' (2 acts, 2 women). more...

  • King Learby William Shakespeare

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    King Lear is considered one of Shakespeare's greatest plays. King Lear decides to step down and divide his kingdom between his three daughters. When his youngest and favorite daughter refuses to compete and perform her love for him, he is enraged and disowns her. She remains loyal to him, however, though he slides into madness and his other children... more...

  • The Tempestby William Shakespeare

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    The Tempest is thought by many to be Shakespeare's greatest and most perfect play. When the magician Prospero deliberately summons a storm to overcome his enemy King Alonso of Naples ship the passengers are washed ashore on a fantastical island. Prospero manipulates the king, his entourage, apparitions and fiends as he schemes revenge on the hapless... more...

  • The Swimming Pool Seasonby Rose Tremain

    Random House 2011; US$ 12.68

    From the author of The Gustav Sonata After the collapse of 'Aquazure', his swimming pool construction business, Larry and Miriam Kendall have exiled themselves to a sleepy French village. When Miriam is summoned to her mother's deathbed in Oxford, Larry begins to formulate a dazzling new idea: the creation of the most beautiful, the most artistic... more...

  • Collected Poemsby Mervyn Peake; Robert Maslen

    Carcanet 2012; US$ 12.99

    It is forty years since the death of Mervyn Peake (1911-68), the author of the much-loved Gormenghast novels. To mark the anniversary this first comprehensive edition of Peake's poetry is published. It includes every black-and-white illustration he made for his verse, together with many previously unpublished drawings. Of the more than 230 poems in... more...

  • The Winslow Boyby Terence Rattigan

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 15.99

    Based on the real-life court case of a young naval cadet unjustly accused of stealing a five-shilling postal order and first staged in 1946, The Winslow Boy has been revived many times since, including at The Old Vic in 2013. Ronnie Winslow is expelled from naval college, having been accused of petty theft. Enraged, his father Arthur engages... more...

  • The Taming of the Shrewby William Shakespeare; Ann Thompson

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 15.00

    An updated edition of The Taming of the Shrew with sections added to the Introduction. more...

  • New Readings in the Literature of British India, c. 1780-1947by Shafquat Towheed

    Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 36.99

    The contributions to this book amply demonstrate the richness, vitality, and complexity of the colonial transactions between Britain and India over the last two centuries, and they do so by approaching the topic from a specific perspective: by interpreting the rubric 'new readings' as broadly, creatively, and productively as possible. They cover a... more...

  • The Great War and Modern Memoryby Paul Fussell

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 13.99

    The year 2000 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of The Great War and Modern Memory , winner of the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and recently named by the Modern Library one of the twentieth century's 100 Best Non-Fiction Books. Fussell's landmark study of WWI remains as original and gripping today... more...

  • Ulyssesby James Joyce; Jeri Johnson

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 9.99

    Ulysses, one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century, has had a profound influence on modern fiction. In a series of episodes covering the course of a single day, 16 June 1904, the novel traces the movements of Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus through the streets of Dublin. Each episode has its own literary style, and the epic journey of Odysseus... more...