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- Manchester University Press 2007; US$ 95.00
Priestleys 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...
- Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 11.99
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...
- Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 15.79
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...
- Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 9.71
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...
- The Gallery Press 2013; US$ 10.94
We'd crossed three bridges to be here . . .' Many of the poems in this enchanting and enchanted first collection are set in the early light of morning, the half-light of evening or the firelight of a damp day. Many occur by water's edge ? quayside, shore or riverbank ? and abound in memorable images: the storm unfolding its rope of cloud, a speaker... more...
- The Gallery Press 2013; US$ 12.99
?Love is my nature and I've paid the price.' In a Town of Five Thousand People, Frank McGuinness's fifth collection, demonstrates again the energy and intensity' Peter Denman noted in Poetry Ireland Review. The scathing invective of The Town Next to Us', a series of loving elegies for artists and actors and a record of struggles with religious ties... more...
- Birlinn 2013; US$ 10.14
One of Sir Walter Scott's most celebrated and accessible works, The Lay of the Last Minstrel was a huge publishing phenomenon when it first appeared in 1802, with six editions appearing in three years years and sales of 27,000 in a decade. Its impact on Border tourism was vast, as countless people, moved by Scott's evocative description of the moonlit... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95
This set comprises 40 volumes covering 19th and 20th century European and American authors. These volumes will be available as a complete set, mini boxed sets (by theme) or as individual volumes. This second set complements the first 68 volume set of Critical Heritage published by Routledge in October 1995. more...
- The Gallery Press 2013; US$ 12.99
From the early poems in Marginal Zones which won the Patrick Kavanagh Award when he was 22 to his breakthrough collections, The Ledger of Fruitful Exchange, which received the O'Shaughnessy Award for Poetry (1998), recent Bring Everything, Peter Sirr's Selected Poems represents a winnowing of ?ve substantial, signi?cant books ?? with the bonus of previously... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 3.99
Taking you through the year day by day, The Scarborough Book of Days contains quirky, eccentric, amusing and important events and facts from different periods in the history of the town. Ideal for dipping into, this addictive little book will keep you entertained and informed. Featuring hundreds of snippets of information gleaned from the vaults of... more...