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  • Stranger than Fictionby Neil Clark

    The History Press 2014; US$ 26.24

    He was the author of 173 books, translated into over thirty languages. More films were made from his books than any other twentieth century writer, and in the 1920s a quarter of all books read in England were written by him. Edgar Wallace, the illegitimate son of a travelling actress, rose from poverty in Victorian England to become the most popular... more...

  • Thomas MacDonaghby Shane Kenna

    The O'Brien Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    Born in Cloughjordan in Co. Tipperary, MacDonagh was a poet and playwright, an educator and political activist. Appointed to the IRB Military Council he became a member of the Provisional Government of the Irish Republic and was a signatory of the 1916 Easter proclamation. During the Rising MacDonagh was commandant of the 2nd Battalion of the Dublin... more...

  • A Preface to Conradby M.A. Ph.D. (Professor) Cedric Watts

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 83.95

    Widely recommended, this guide to Conrad offers a vivid and incisive account of his life and literary career, and gives detailed attention to the contexts, themes, problems and paradoxes of his works. more...

  • Precious Little Talent (NHB Modern Plays)by Ella Hickson

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 11.65

    A touching and funny play about 20-somethings graduating into a world that's sold them down the river. Joey?s got a first-class degree, 20k worth of debt and works in a pub. Shunned by the world, rejected by her estranged father, she finds herself falling in love with an idealistic young American… 'It is young, full of spluttering energy and... more...

  • Icecream (NHB Modern Plays)by Caryl Churchill

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    An unsettling look at British attitudes to America and vice versa, from one of our leading dramatists. 'The idea of Oregon, the word, just the word Oregon really thrills me'. 'You can't help loving England. The green fields. The accents. The pubs.' Set half in the UK and half in the US, Icecream tells the story of two couples – an American... more...

  • This is a Chair (NHB Modern Plays)by Caryl Churchill

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 8.74

    A series of surreal sketches, each prefaced by a doom-laden tabloid style headline, This Is A Chair is at once modern and postmodern, tragedy and farce, about all and about nothing. 'Churchill, who constantly reinvents dramatic form, has come up with something compelling and strange: an intimate revue about the increasing surreality of modern... more...

  • Hotel (NHB Modern Plays)by Caryl Churchill

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    An innovative theatre piece combining music, voices and dance, with a text by Caryl Churchill and music by Orlando Gough. Hotel is in two parts: In the first, Eight Rooms , fourteen people – tourists, couples and business people – spend an ordinary night in a hotel. But they all occupy the same space, their stories overlapping and interweaving... more...

  • Mad Forest (NHB Modern Plays)by Caryl Churchill

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    Mad Forest explores the reactions of ordinary people to confused events, focusing in particular on two families. What emerges is the dreadful damage done to people's lives by repression and the painful difficulties of lasting change. Caryl Churchill's play about the Romanian revolution was written after she, the director and a group of students... more...

  • The New Electric Ballroom (NHB Modern Plays)by Enda Walsh

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A dark fable of the emotionally stultifying effects of small-town life, from the author of Disco Pigs and The Walworth Farce . Edinburgh Fringe First Award 2008 Three sisters in a remote fishing village, trapped in the years that have passed since their halcyon days at The New Electric Ballroom, are still obsessed by darker memories of something... more...

  • His Dark Materials (Stage Version) (NHB Modern Plays)by Philip Pullman; Nicholas Wright

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A two-play dramatisation of Philip Pullman's extraordinary award-winning fantasy trilogy, first seen at the National Theatre. His Dark Materials takes us on a thrilling journey through worlds familiar and unknown. For Lyra and Will, its two central characters, it's a coming of age and a transforming spiritual experience. Their great quest demands... more...