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  • The Feast of St. Friendby Arnold Bennett

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    If the hustle and bustle and toxic consumerism of the holiday season has tarnished your enthusiasm, British author Arnold Bennett's essay collection The Feast of St. Friend is just the restorative balm you need. In a series of thoughtful meditations, Bennett reflects on the true meaning of Christmas and its deep spiritual significance. more...

  • The Seed Beneath the Snowby Joanna Ramsey

    Sandstone Press Ltd 2015; US$ 7.99

    This tender and personal memoir by the poet Joanna Ramsey of George Mackay Brown gives an account of some aspects of the last eight years of his life in Stromness, Orkney, and of the friendship between them. It also provides a background to his poem ‘A New Child: ECL 11 June 1993’ (included in the anthology Following a Lark), which he wrote... more...

  • Lytton Stracheyby Michael Holroyd

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 11.65

    When Michael Holroyd's life of Strachey first appeared in the late 1960s, it was hailed as a landmark in contemporary biography. Drawing on new material, published and unpublished, Holroyd completely revised and rewrote his masterwork in 1995 to tell the full story of this complex man and his world as it could not be told while many of Strachey's... more...

  • Mosaicby Michael Holroyd

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 11.65

    'This is a book about surprises - at any rate, it has surprised me.' In 1999, Michael Holroyd published Basil Street Blues, in which one of our finest biographers turned his attentions to something more personal - his own family. But rather than the story being over, in fact it was just beginning. For as the letters from readers started to arrive,... more...

  • Basil Street Blues: A Family Storyby Michael Holroyd

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 11.65

    Michael Holroyd - the most famous biographer in Britain - turns his attention upon himself and his own family in Basil Street Blues (the title comes from the Basil Street Hotel where the author was conceived in the 1930s). Born into a family rich in eccentricity, Holroyd was largely brought up by his grandparents in Maidenhead because his exotic... more...

  • Some Reminiscencesby Joseph Conrad

    The Floating Press 2015; US$ 3.99

    One of the unifying themes that runs through Joseph Conrad's work is the problem of perception: two people can witness the same event and come away with completely diverging impressions of what occurred. Given his preoccupation with perception, it comes as no surprise that Some Reminiscences, the closest thing to a memoir that Conrad ever published,... more...

  • Ifby Lord Dunsany

    The Floating Press 2015; US$ 3.99

    An early master of the genre of fantasy, the Irish aristocrat and writer Edward Plunkett (who wrote under the pseudonym "Lord Dunsany") achieved major literary acclaim during his lifetime. If is a full-length play that follows John Beal, an unremarkable Everyman figure, whose run-in with a mysterious Persian gives Beal the ability to travel... more...

  • Derek Attridge in Conversationby Derek Attridge

    Sussex Academic Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    This volume of conversation not only provides a succinct philosophical biography that highlights the wide range of Attridge?s interests, but also foregrounds his energetic engagements with literary theory, poetics, and stylistics, as well as his reassessments of contemporary philosophy and literary ideas, specifically those pertaining to the work... more...

  • Young Emmaby William Henry Davies

    Parthian Books 2016; US$ 7.99

    At the age of fifty, towards the end of the First World War, W. H. Davies decided that he must marry. Spurning London society and the literary circles where he had been lionised since the publication of his Autobiography of a Super-Tramp , he set about looking for the right partner on the streets of London. Young Emma is a moving and revealing... more...

  • Agatha Christieby Mark Campbell

    Oldcastle Books 2015; US$ 9.99

    An informed introduction to the Christie phenomenon, updated to include new material on the final Poirot adaptation series and Sophie Hannah's The Monogram Murders Since her debut in 1920 with The Mysterious Affair At Styles , Agatha Christie has become the chief proponent of the English village murder mystery. Although she created two enormously... more...