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  • Gates of Goldby Frank McGuinness

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 11.66

    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 Blue End of Starsby Michelle O'Sullivan

    The Gallery Press 2013; US$ 9.49

    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...

  • In a Town of Five Thousand Peopleby Frank McGuinness

    The Gallery Press 2013; US$ 11.49

    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...

  • The Lay of the Last Minstrelby Sir Walter Scott

    Birlinn 2013; US$ 7.49

    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...

  • Georgian Poetry 1911-22by Timothy Rogers

    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...

  • Selected Poems - Peter Sirrby Peter Sirr

    The Gallery Press 2013; US$ 11.49

    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 five substantial, significant books -- with the bonus of... more...

  • The Many Daysby Norman MacCaig; Roderick Watson

    Birlinn 2013; US$ 8.99

    By the time of his death in January 1996, Norman MacCaig was known widely as the grand old man of Scottish poetry, honoured by an OBE and the Queen's Medal for Poetry. This book is a celebration of MacCaig's life - 2010 is the hundredth anniversary of his birth - and it features 100 of his best poems, edited by his son Ewen. more...

  • Frances Trollopeby Tamara Wagner

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    Long overshadowed by her more widely read and reprinted son Anthony, Frances Trollope is almost exclusively remembered for her travel writing and especially for the notoriously controversial Domestic Manners of the Americans . Her impressively prolific career as a writer, however, covered and transgressed several genres, and spanned the early 1830s... more...

  • This Way to the Revolutionby Erin Pizzey

    Peter Owen Publishers 2013; US$ 19.99

    In 1971 Erin Pizzey set up the world s first refuge for battered women and their children. 40 years later, she describes the battles she was forced to fight: against the establishment, the church, the courts, and not least, the women s movement. She also describes her own troubled childhood, her discovery of feminism and her political activism, including... more...

  • A Family History Of Smokingby Andrew Riemer

    Melbourne University Publishing 2008; US$ 25.19

    A Family History of Smoking is a compelling memoir about two European families living through the last gasps of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. From great-grandfather David, who saw his family's fortunes decline with the gradual rise of anti-Semitism, to the ultra-modern, glamorous mother who held her family together through World War II, Andrew Riemer... more...