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Ireland, 1905-25, Volume 1

Paperback, 01/09/1998, £13.99
£12.59
This is a readable account of Irish history in the first quarter of the 20th century. Drawing on the most recent scholarship on this period, the author presents a balanced narrative, with a useful historiographical section at the end of each chapter.

Easter

Paperback, 09/04/2001, £6.99
£1.99

Clockwork Three

Paperback, 01/10/2010, £6.99
£1.99
When Giuseppe finds a green violin washed up in New York docks, somehow he KNOWS it will change his life. The very same day, Hannah, a maid at a local hotel, gets a strange new mistress. Across the square, Frederick, a clockmaker's apprentice, hides an amazing gift. Soon they are swept away in an epic adventure.

Croatian Nights

Paperback, 01/05/2005, £8.99
£2.99
Short fiction from the most exciting new voices to emerge in Britain and Croatia

Irene

Paperback, 31/07/2014, £7.99
£1.99
The first Camille Verhoeven investigation - a prequel to the acclaimed and bestselling Alex. Commandant Verhoeven is on the trail of a murderer with literary aspirations.

Freedom Tree

7, 03/09/1998, £6.99
£1.99
1874, and Matthew Lidgard is 22 and recently orphaned. A fisherman by trade, he works on a fishing smack in Grimsby, jumping ship when he finds its owner is corrupt and manipulative. Rescued by the mysterious Elizabeth, he joins her and her brother in duping his old boss in a quest for freedom.

Smiley's People

7, 06/10/1994, £6.99
£1.99
The phone call that dragged George Smiley, once acting Chief of the Circus, from his bed, was a plea to return to active service. But only to bury the case, not to solve it. John le Carre is the author of "The Spy who came in from the Cold" and "A Small Town in Germany".

Pecked to death by ducks

Paperback, 01/09/2003, £7.99
£1.99
From the wastes of Antarctica to the blazing oil fields of Kuwait, and from an evening of demonic possession in Bali to a session on Guatemala's Throne of Terror, "Pecked to Death by Ducks" is a grand tour of the earth's remote, exotic and dismal places.

How to Breathe Underwater

Paperback, 05/02/2004, £10.99
£1.99
In these short stories, Julie Orringer's characters struggle mightily against the engulfing forces that threaten to overtake us all. All of them finally learn, gloriously if at great cost, how to breathe underwater.

Promised land

Paperback, 05/05/2003, £6.99
£1.99
Classic travel quest - the pursuit of happiness - explored by a brilliant writer seeking to rediscover the idyllic moment of her student years, its carefree rhapsodies and perfect pleasures.

Battle of the Beetles

Paperback, 01/02/2018, £6.99
£4.89
The beetle adventure continues as Darkus and his friends seek wicked Lucretia Cutter's secret Biome in the Amazon rainforest. If they can't stop her from unleashing her hoard of giant

Island of the Women and Other Stories

7, 17/02/2000, £9.99
£1.99
In these six stories George Mackay Brown leads us back along the sweep of Orkney's past and beyond even that to the remoteness of fable. He reveals the timelessness of the lived moment and the constants of island life in the harvest of sea and land and the compulsions of voyage and homecoming.

Celtic Tattoos

Paperback, 04/02/2010, £4.99
£1.99
Celtic symbols are packed with meaning and their own unique brand of Irish lore. This kit includes seven Celtic symbol tattoos, a pendant necklace, and an 88-page mini book. Perfect to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and as a way of expressing who you are, this is body art that doesn't just look great; it speaks volumes.

Mark Twain : The Essential Works In One Sitting

Hardback, 21/03/2013, £3.50
£1.99
A compact and portable guide, including comprehensive plot summaries and character profiles from fifteen of Twain's most essential works

Novel:an alternative history

Hardback, 03/06/2010, £30.00
£27.00
Contrary to conventional wisdom, the novel did not originate in 18th-century England, nor even with Don Quixote, but is coeval with civilization itself. After an introduction, in which the author defends innovative, demanding novelists against their conservative critics, this book relaxes into a world tour of the premodern novel.

Selected Poems: John Donne

7, 25/08/1997, £2.00
£0.50
This is a collection of poems of faith, love and revenge by a man with intense sexuality and an ardent belief in Christian doctrine.

Way We Live Now

Paperback, 05/06/1995, £2.50
£1.99
The author paints a picture as panoramic as his title promises, of the life of 1870s London, the loves of those drawn to and through the city, and the career of Augustus Melmotte.

Superman: Man of Steel

Paperback, 18/04/2013, £5.99
£1.99
Superman was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster in 1938. For fans of the ultimate Super Hero, this kit includes a Superman figurine, pin of the famed "S" symbol in gunmetal and silver, and 48-page book on Superman featuring full-color illustrations.

Norton Anthology of Poetry 5ed

Paperback, 25/02/2005, £36.99
£19.99
Offering over one thousand years of verse from the medieval period to the present, The Norton Anthology of Poetry is the classroom standard for the study of poetry in English.

Four Gothic Novels: The Castle of Otranto; Vathek; The Monk; Frankenstein

Paperback, 07/07/1994, £9.99
£8.99
Each of these four Gothic stories reveals a psychological tale of isolation and monomania. H. Walpole's 'The Castle of Otranto' is filled with terror and ghostly interventions. William Beckford's 'Vathek' alternates grotesque comedy with scenes of exotic magnificence. 'The Monk', by Matthew Lewis and M. Shelley's 'Frankenstein' are also included.

Seagull (Trans Frayn)

Paperback, 25/04/2002, £9.99
£8.99
Two years after its disastrous opening in 1896, "The Seagull" was successfully revived at the Moscow Art Theatre. Checkhov's self-mocking description of the play was: "A comedy - 3F, 6M, four acts, rural scenery (a view over a lake); much talk of literature, little action, five bushels of love".

XS Green: Big Ideas Small Buildings

Hardback, 26/02/2007, £14.95
£10.00
Arranged into five themes, this book includes over forty projects that are presented in terms of their innovation and uniqueness, tapping into the current trend and passion for eco-design, and appealing to a broad readership as well as architectural practitioners.

Em and the Big Hoom

Paperback, 29/01/2015, £8.99
£1.99
In a tiny flat in Bombay Imelda Mendes - Em to her family - is by turns flamboyant, maniacally affectionate and cruelly candid. Her husband - Augustine, the 'Big Hoom' - and two children must endure her 'microweathers': swings from searing joy to brooding malevolence. And here is the story of how this family of four came to be.

Blood Meridian

Paperback, 01/01/2010, £9.99
£1.99
I have rarely encountered anything as powerful, as unsettling, or as memorable as Blood Meridian ... A nightmare odyssey' Evening Standard

Lunatics, Lovers and Poets

Hardback, 07/04/2016, £10.00
£1.99
To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the deaths of Shakespeare and Cervantes, six Hispanic and six English-language authors have each contributed a previously unpublished story in tribute to these giants of world literature. With Ben Okri, Deborah Levy, Kamila Shamsie, Yuri Herrera, Valeria Luiselli and others, introduced by Salman Rushdie.

Mean Spirit

Paperback, 01/01/2000, £9.99
£8.99

Wadsworth Anthology of Drama 4ed

Paperback, 23/08/2003, £9.99
Offering introduction to drama, this title provides plays usefully situated within their historical and cultural contexts.

Gardener's Son

Paperback, 04/12/2014, £8.99
£1.99
The first screenplay by Cormac McCarthy, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Road.

Another country

Paperback, 11/09/2001, £7.99
£1.99
After Rufus Scott, an embittered and unemployed black jazz-musician commits suicide, his sister Ida and old friend Vivaldo become lovers. Yet their feelings for each other are complicated by Rufus's friends, especially the homosexual actor Eric Jones who has been Vivaldo's lover.

This Human Season

Paperback, 03/04/2006, £7.99
£2.99
In the weeks before Christmas a mother will lose a son, and a father will gain one. Both will have to find a way to survive when everything they love is in danger of being destroyed.

Another World

7, 01/07/1999, £8.99
£1.99
In Pat Barker's Another World, the First World War casts its shadow down the generations. At 101 years old, Geordie, a proud Somme veteran, lingers painfully through the days before his death. His grandson Nick is anguished to see this once-resilient man haunted by the ghosts of the trenches and the horror surrounding his brother's death.

Turning the Stones

Paperback, 05/03/2015, £7.99
£7.19
An orphaned girl fights for survival in Georgian England, in a spirited novel for fans of Sarah Waters and Susan Hill.

Voyage of the Dolphin

Paperback, 17/03/2016, £8.99
£2.99
Ernest Shackleton meets P.G.Wodehouse in this heart-warming tale of three men in a ship (to say nothing of the dog, a foul-mouthed Scotsman and an iguana...) By the author of Jammy Dodger, nominated for the 2013 Desmond Elliott Prize for new fiction

Doctor Who: Cyberman Bust and Illustrated Book

Paperback, 12/09/2013, £6.99
£1.99
This kit includes a bust of one of the Doctor's arch enemies--the Cybermen.

Vanishing

Paperback, 09/04/2015, £8.99
£1.99
A new, blackly comic novel of camouflage and mystery from the Man Booker Prize shortlisted Gerard Woodward

Tale for the Time Being

Paperback, 11/03/2013, £8.99
£1.99
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013

Klaus And Other Stories

Paperback, 13/08/2010, £10.00
£2.99
Klaus, the core work in this collection, is a a novella that recounts the last days of Klaus Mann's life, while referring back to the trials of the Mann family and Klaus's own autobiographical novel, Mephisto. The other stories from Massie's long writing career have been published under one cover for the first time.

Testament of Friendship

Paperback, 11/08/1980, £7.99
£1.99
In this book, Vera Brittain tells of the woman who helped her survive the First World War - the writer Winifred Holtby. They met at Oxford immediately after the war and their friendship continued through Vera's marriage and their separate but parallel writing careers, until Winifred's death at 37.

InterRail

Paperback, 20/06/2013, £7.99
£7.19
Born out of the author's own experiences as a young InterRail traveller, this modern picaresque novel is a celebration of a Europe without boundaries, the joy of being young and the infinite, unpredictable paths we can go down during our lives.

Death Comes for the Archbishop

7, 25/05/1995, £7.99
£1.99
In 1848 three Cardinals and a missionary decide the fate of a parish priest, Jean Marier Latour. He is to go to New Mexico to win for Catholicism the south west of America. He reforms and revivifies, after 40 years of service achieving a reconciliation between his faith and the peasants.

Death and the Arrow

7, 06/02/2003, £10.99
£9.89
Fifteen-year-old Tom helps his father run a print shop in London. When he and old Dr Harker hear of a curious murder in the City, with the victim pierced by an arrow and holding a card of "Death and the Arrow", they are intrigued. And as more victims are discovered, the mystery closes more tightly.

Blue Afternoon

Paperback, 04/08/1994, £8.99
£1.99
Kay Fischer, a young, ambitious architect, is shadowed by Salvador Carriscant, an enigmatic stranger claiming to be her father. Within weeks of their first meeting, Kay will join him for an extraordinary journey into the old man's past, initially in search of a murderer, but finally in celebration of a glorious, undying love.

Irish Blessings

Hardback, 04/02/1999, £3.50
£1.99
"This tribute to the Land of Welcomes captures the spirit of the Irish people in traditional blessings and classic verse. Featuring beautiful full-color photographs of the Emerald Isle, this inspiring"

Love for Lydia

7, 28/02/2008, £7.99
£1.99
Tells a tale of love and longing, set against the backdrop of 1920s decadence, and the fall of the English upper classes.

Female Man

Paperback, 01/03/2002, £6.99
£6.29
This is the story of three women from three parallel universes. Joanna's world is quite like our own, whereas Jeannine's world is a poorer, grungier version of Earth. And then there's Janet, who comes from a world where men have died off, a world without the "poisonous binary" of gender.

Depth of Field: Stanley Kubrick, Film and the Uses of History

Paperback, 15/07/2006, £17.95
£16.16
Analyzes Stanley Kubrick's films from a variety of perspectives. This is a study of one of the controversial filmmakers of the twentieth century. It ends with three viewpoints on Kubrick's final film, "Eyes Wide Shut", placing it in the contexts of film history, the history and theory of psychoanalysis, and the sociology of sex and power.

First Christians in their social world

Paperback, 01/09/1994, £27.99
£25.19
An examination of how the New Testament was influenced by the social realities of the early Christian communities for whom the books were wtitten. It reveals an intimate connection between society and Gospel.

Chamberlain-Hitler Collusion

Paperback, 31/12/1996, £12.99
£2.99
"Finkel and Leibovitz have come up with a new and more satisfactory explanation of why the Second World War broke out when it did.

 

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