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  • Roath, Splott and Adamsdownby Jeff Childs

    The History Press 2012; US$ 4.36

    This is an account of three discrete districts of south-east Cardiff and their evolution through 1,000 years of history. From their pre-Norman origins to their emergence as thriving suburbs in the early twentieth century, the voume focuses on manorial society and economy, the growth of population, trade and industrial development, social structure... more...

  • The Sister Fidelma Mysteriesby Edward J. Rielly; David Robert Wooten

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00

    This is a collection of new essays on Peter Tremayne's Sister Fidelma novels, which feature Sister Fidelma's attempts to solve a wide range of crimes, often murders that occur under especially mysterious conditions. The novels, set mainly in 7th century Ireland, also include a great deal of history, which is not surprising given that the author... more...

  • Selected Poemsby A. D. Hope

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 11.81

    An important collection of poetry from one of Australia's greatest poets. more...

  • Legends of King Arthurby Isabel Wyatt

    Floris Books 2012; US$ 9.99

    Enter a world of duels and jousting, where knights battle to protect the honour of fair maidens and defend King Arthur's castle. Knights meet in fellowship at Camelot, and are entertained with feasting and pageantry. Honour and chivalry are valued above all else, and courageous knights fight strange, unearthly foes to prove themselves worthy of a place... more...

  • Samuel Beckettby David Pattie

    Taylor and Francis 2000; US$ 29.95

    Samuel Beckett's work forever changed the concepts of literature and theatre. His work remains a core part of introductory courses on literary history, drama, theatre or performance and also features in more specialist modules such as Modernism or The Absurd. Samuel Beckett is a comprehensive introduction to his life and work as well as an outline... more...

  • States of Emergencyby Stephen Morton

    Liverpool University Press 2012; US$ 60.00

    States of Emergency examines how violent anti-colonial struggles and the legal, military and political techniques employed by colonial governments to contain them have been imagined in literature and law. Through a series of case studies, the book considers how colonial states of exception have been defined and represented in the contexts of Ireland,... more...

  • Priestley's Englandby John Baxendale

    Manchester University Press 2007; US$ 95.00

    Priestley’s England is the first full-length academic study of J B Priestley - novelist, playwright, screen-writer, journalist and broadcaster, political activist, public intellectual and popular entertainer, one of the makers of twentieth-century Britain, and one of its sharpest critics. From his scathing analysis of a slump-stricken nation in... more...

  • The Absence of Warby David Hare

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 14.57

    The Absence of War offers a meditation on the classic problems of leadership, and is the third part of a critically acclaimed trilogy of plays ( Racing Demon , Murmuring Judges ) about British institutions. Its unsparing portrait of a Labour Party torn between past principles and future prosperity, and of a deeply sympathetic leader doomed to... more...

  • The Coast of Utopia Trilogyby Tom Stoppard

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 18.95

    The Coast of Utopia is an epic but also intimate drama of romantics and revolutionaries in an age of emperors. The three sequential, self-contained plays, Voyage, Shipwreck and Salvage, span the lives and loves of a group of Russian friends at home and abroad in the tumultuous years between 1833 and 1866. This new fully revised edition of the trilogy... more...

  • Gates of Goldby Frank McGuinness

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 11.66

    Conrad and Gabriel are lovers but when Alma arrives to tend the sick Gabriel, their lives are unpicked and remade. Frank McGuinness's powerful, subtle and funny play explores the territory where boundaries of love, devotion and hate coalesce. Gates of Gold premiered at the Gate Theatre, Dublin, in 2002. more...