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  • Gazza Agonistesby Ian Hamilton

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 16.03

    'This is a fan's eye-view of Paul Gascoigne - and fans, as we know, are expert at reassembling dashed hopes...' In 1987 Ian Hamilton - acclaimed poet, biographer and Tottenham fan - was smitten from afar by the impish skills of Newcastle United's Paul Gascoigne. When 'Gazza' duly signed for Spurs, Hamilton was sure that he and English football... more...

  • In Search of J. D. Salingerby Ian Hamilton

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 14.57

    Ian Hamilton wrote two books on J. D. Salinger. Only one, this one, was published. The first, called J . D. Salinger: A Writing Life , despite undergoing many changes to accommodate Salinger was still victim of a legal ban. Salinger objected to the use of his letters, in the end to any use of them. The first book had to be shelved. With great enterprise... more...

  • Keepers of the Flameby Ian Hamilton

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 18.95

    Literary biography is an endlessly fascinating form, not least because of the fierce controversies that attend the question of how much of a writer's real life ought to be related to readers. Ian Hamilton, a first-rate biographer who encountering his share of adversity in writing the life of J.D. Salinger, is the perfect chronicler of such controversies... more...

  • The Deadly Touch Of The Tigressby Ian Hamilton

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; US$ 9.99

    Petite Chinese-Canadian accountant Ava Lee is not quite what she seems. Ava is a specialist at recovering stolen money - through any means necessary. With razor-sharp intelligence and unorthodox rules of engagement, Ava works for a Hong Kong-based 'Uncle'. She's also the person the impossibly wealthy turn to when their money goes missing. Employed... more...

  • Robert Lowellby Ian Hamilton

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 21.87

    Born in 1917 into an aristocratic Boston family Robert Lowell was not yet thirty when his first major collection of poems, Lord Weary's Castle , won the Pulitzer Prize. With Life Studies , his third book, he found the intense, highly personal voice that made him the foremost American poet of his generation. He held strong, complex and very public... more...

  • Against Oblivionby Ian Hamilton

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 18.95

    Ian Hamilton's last book, published posthumously in 2002, is a typically brilliant revisiting of the concept of Samuel Johnson's classic Lives of the English Poets , wherein Hamilton considers 45 deceased poets of the twentieth century, offering his personal estimation of what claims they will have on posterity and 'against oblivion.' Examples of... more...

  • Writers in Hollywood 1915-1951by Ian Hamilton

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 18.95

    Legend has it that Hollywood lures gifted writers into its service with sunshine and money, only to treat them as glorified typists and plot-mechanics, peripheral to the main business of moviemaking. This is what Ian Hamilton describes as 'the writer-in-chains saga that emerges from any study of Hollywood during its so-called golden years - the period... more...

  • The Little Magazinesby Ian Hamilton

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 16.03

    'There have been large magazines with tiny circulations and there have been diminutive sheets which have reached thousands of readers. But all 'little magazines' have been small in one or another of these ways, and usually in both... And yet most of them have had arrestingly large-scale ambitions...' From Ian Hamilton (1938-2001), himself the founder... more...

  • The Disciple of Las Vegasby Ian Hamilton

    Little, Brown Book Group 2012; US$ 9.99

    Uncompromising. Tenacious. Fiercely intelligent. Ava Lee will follow the money . . . wherever it takes her. Hired by Tommy Ordonez, the richest man in the Philippines, to recover $50 million in a land swindle, Ava has her work cut out. Tommy's brother has messed up and the Filipino billionaire's reputation is on the line. Tracking the money,... more...

  • The Psychology of Ageingby Ian Stuart-Hamilton

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2006; US$ 34.95

    This well-established text has now been completely revised in an expanded fourth edition. Each chapter has been updated to reflect current thinking. The chapters about personality and lifestyle have been significantly expanded. This new edition is essential reading for all those working with older people, as well as a key text for students. more...