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  • That?s Your Lotby Limmy

    HarperCollins Publishers 2017; US$ 12.54

    This is Limmy?s second book. It?s a whole load of new, odd, and hilariously grim short stories. more...

  • Japanese Notebooksby Igort

    Chronicle Books LLC 2017; US$ 13.99

    Japan is a place of special fascination for the acclaimed international comics creator Igort, who has visited and lived there more than 20 times, and worked in the country's manga industry for more than a decade. In this masterful new book?part graphic memoir, part cultural meditation?Igort vividly recounts his personal experiences in Japan, creating... more...

  • Last Man Standingby James Curtis

    University Press of Mississippi 2017; US$ 25.00

    The story of the comic who took the stage with nothing but a newspaper and gave America an entirely new way to laugh more...

  • London Curiositiesby John Wade

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 9.23

    London is full of curiosities. Who knew that beneath the Albert Memorial lies an undercroft resembling a church crypt? Or that there are catacombs under Camden? Who would expect to find a lighthouse in East London, sphinxes in South London, dummy houses in West London, or a huge bust of film director Alfred Hitchcock in North London? How many of... more...

  • Good As Youby Paul Flynn

    Ebury Publishing 2017; US$ 28.19

    In 1984 the pulsing electronics and soft vocals of Smalltown Boy would become an anthem uniting gay men. A month later, an aggressive virus, HIV, would be identified and a climate of panic and fear would spread across the nation, marginalising an already ostracised community. Yet, out of this terror would come tenderness and 30 years later, the long... more...

  • The Gaithers and Southern Gospelby Ryan P. Harper

    University Press of Mississippi 2017; US$ 30.00

    A thoughtful examination of the clashes among nostalgia, evangelism, and marketing more...

  • When Chickenheads Come Home to Roostby Joan Morgan

    Simon & Schuster 2017; US$ 15.99

    Still fresh, funny, and irreverent after eighteen years, When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost gives voice to the most intimate thoughts of the post-Civil Rights, post-feminist, post-soul generation. Joan Morgan offers a provocative and powerful look into the life of the modern black woman: a complex world in which feminists often have not-so-clandestine... more...

  • Medievalism, Politics and Mass Mediaby Andrew B.R. Elliott

    Boydell & Brewer 2017; Not Available

    An exploration of how the Middle Ages are manipulated ideologically in today's communication. more...

  • Singing Deathby Helen Dell; Helen M. Hickey

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Death is an unanswerable question for humanity, the question that always remains unanswered because it lies beyond human experience. Music represents one of the most profound ways in which humanity struggles, nevertheless, to accommodate death within the scope of the living by giving a voice to death and the dead and a voice that responds. This book... more...

  • Hard-Boiled Hollywoodby Jon Lewis

    University of California Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    The tragic and mysterious circumstances surrounding the deaths of Elizabeth Short, or the Black Dahlia, and Marilyn Monroe ripped open Hollywood?s glitzy fašade, exposing the city's ugly underbelly of corruption, crime, and murder. These two spectacular dead bodies, one found dumped and posed in a vacant lot in January 1947, the other found dead in... more...