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  • They Drink It in the Congoby Adam Brace

    Faber & Faber 2016; US$ 16.03

    Eastern Congo. Home to the deadliest conflict since World War II. London. Home to a festival to raise awareness of Congo. That is if Stef can get it off the ground. Adam Brace's anarchic and provocative play unpacks the problems of doing something good about something bad. And who gets to do it. They Drink It in the Congo premiered at the Almeida... more...

  • The Shipping Forecastby Nic Compton

    Ebury Publishing 2016; US$ 14.09

    The rhythmic lullaby of ?North Utsire, South Utsire? has been lulling the nation?s insomniacs to sleep for over 90 years. It has inspired songs, poetry and imaginations across the globe ? as well as providing a very real service for the nation?s seafarers who might fall prey to storms and gales. In 1995, a plan to move the late-night broadcast by... more...

  • Carols From King'sby Alexandra Coghlan

    Ebury Publishing 2016; US$ 14.09

    The exquisite sound of a lone chorister singing Once in Royal David?s City amid the candlelit chapel of King?s College, Cambridge, marks the start of the Christmas festivities for millions of people round the globe. Broadcast at 3pm on Christmas Eve, A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols provides a precious moment of tranquillity amongst the bustle... more...

  • The Singing Turkby Larry Wolff

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 65.00

    While European powers were at war with the Ottoman Empire for much of the eighteenth century, European opera houses were staging operas featuring singing sultans and pashas surrounded by their musical courts and harems. Mozart wrote The Abduction from the Seraglio . Rossini created a series of works, including The Italian Girl in Algiers . And these... more...

  • House Fullby Lakshmi Srinivas

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 37.50

    India is the largest producer and consumer of feature films in the world, far outstripping Hollywood in the number of movies released and tickets sold every year. Cinema quite simply dominates Indian popular culture, and has for many decades exerted an influence that extends from clothing trends to music tastes to everyday conversations, which are... more...

  • Writing the History of the British Stageby Richard Schoch

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 96.00 US$ 78.72

    A study of British theatre historiography, from its origins in the Restoration to its development as an academic discipline in the twentieth century. more...

  • The Fifty-Year Mission: The Next 25 Years: From The Next Generation to J. J. Abramsby Edward Gross; Mark A. Altman

    St. Martin's Press 2016; US$ 30.99

    Volume two of a fifty-year oral history of Star Trek by the people who were there sharing never-before-told stories. more...

  • The Art of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Childrenby Leah Gallo; Tim Burton; Ransom Riggs

    Quirk Books 2016; US$ 39.99

    A  stunning visual tour of  Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children,  f illed with exclusive interviews, on-set photography, and special introductions by director Tim Burton and Peculiar Children series author Ransom Riggs. Tim Burton's adaptation of the Ransom Riggs novel  Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children  is one of the most anticipated... more...

  • German Televisionby Larson Powell; Robert Shandley

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 90.00

    Long overlooked by scholars and critics, the history and aesthetics of German television have only recently begun to attract serious, sustained attention, and then largely within Germany. This ambitious volume, the first in English on the subject, provides a much-needed corrective in the form of penetrating essays on the distinctive theories, practices,... more...

  • The Hero Maker: A Biography of Paul Brickhillby Stephen Dando-Collins

    Penguin Random House Australia 2016; US$ 24.15

    The Dam Busters , The Great Escape and Reach for the Sky were all written by Paul Brickhill, an Australian hero of WWII. 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of his birth and the 25th anniversary of his death. It was 1956 and the writer from Sydney's lower North Shore had every reason to feel blessed. Former journalist Paul Brickhill was the highest-earning... more...