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  • The India Houseby William Palmer

    Random House 2012; US$ 11.27

    The locals call it 'The India House'. But they have little to do with the three women who live there: grandmother, mother and daughter. Old Mrs Covington dreams of India and the days of the Raj. Her daughter Evelyn watches obsessively over eighteen-year-old Julia. Julia's tutor, Mr Henry, has been instructed to keep her in a state of 'innocence'.... more...

  • The Devil is Whiteby William Palmer

    Random House 2013; US$ 12.68

    It is 1792 and a group of English gentlemen is recruiting settlers for a new world. Anti-slavers, they foresee the shining vision of a free colony in Africa where all races and classes can live together in harmony. More than a hundred men, women and children set sail from London bound for Muranda, an island off the west coat of Africa. To lead them,... more...

  • The Contractby William Palmer

    Random House 2012; US$ 8.45

    One day in June 1931 the body of a young girl was found on a lonely beach in Long Island, New York. She was bruised and there were some signs that she had been raped. It was thought that she had been murdered. She was soon identified as Starr Faithfull, a nicely brought up girl from a good family, but the picture soon began to change. Starr was not... more...

  • Four Last Thingsby William Palmer

    Random House 2013; US$ 14.09

    "Do you know what the last four things are? In the Christian catechism they are Death, Judgment, Heaven and Hell. But in our secular age they should perhaps be changed. I suggest - First Love, Friendship, Betrayal and Death . . . These also happen to be the staples of the novelist. Is that the sort of thing you want?"' Thus Cornelius... more...

  • The Good Republicby William Palmer

    Random House 2013; US$ 14.09

    Opening in 1939, this novel spans 50 years and depicts the central character's life as a political emigre in a run down part of London. He is invited to return to his home city by the renascent nationalist movement where he learns the price of remaining an "innocent" in history. more...

  • Leporelloby William Palmer

    Random House 2013; US$ 8.45

    Don Giovanni di Tenario, lives on in the memory of his servant Leporello. In Leporello's tale, the Don escapes his summons to Hell and master and servant travel through the courts and casinos, lodging houses and brothels of eighteenth-century Europe. Their journey ends with Don Giovanni returning to his family estates - and a terrible inheritance. more...

  • The Pardon Of St Anneby William Palmer

    Random House 2013; US$ 9.86

    Working as a news photographer in 30s Berlin, Walther Klinger becomes - by a vicious twist of fate - a society photographer for the new aristocracy of the Nazi party. Walther's complicity makes him increasingly cynical and guilty, so that - for him - the coming of war is almost a relief. In a lonely Brittany farmhouse, just before the Allied invasion,... more...

  • Engagement with the Pastby William Palmer

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., John Hope Franklin, Daniel Boorstin, C. Vann Woodward, Edmund S. Morgan, Barbara Tuckman, Eric Hobsbawn, Hugh Trevor Roper, Lawrence Stone -- aside from carrying the distinction as some of the most successful and well-respected historians of the twentieth century, these scholars found their lives and careers evolving amid... more...

  • Why the North Star Stands Still, and other Indian Legendsby Dr. William R. Palmer

    Borodino Books 2018; US$ 2.99

    No one knows how old the charming legends in this unusual book really are. By word of mouth they have been handed down from generation to generation among the Pahute Indians, one of the most ancient and primitive tribes on this continent, who settled centuries ago in what is now the state of Utah. In the main, the legends tell of the origin of all... more...

  • Modern American Drama on Screenby William Robert Bray; R. Barton Palmer

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 25.00

    Focusing on key texts, leading scholars explore how Hollywood has given an enduring life to the classics of Broadway theater. more...