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Film follies

Paperback, 18/12/1998, £14.99
Outlining a history of film going too far, of seeming madness and wasteful extravagance, this text examines films that are cinematic landmarks and monuments to directors' hubris, from Griffith's "Intolerance" to Coppola's "Apocalypse Now" and Carax's "Les Amants du Pont-Neuf".

Tempestuous Voyage of Hopewell Shakespeare

Paperback, 17/04/2003, £5.99
Hopewell Shakespeare, a young London apprentice, is bored with his lot and besotted with the Globe, where his cousin William is already famous. Inspired by the plays he sees there, Hopewell sets out on a pirate ship in search of adventure, landing on an island just like the one in "The Tempest".

Inside Oscar

Paperback, 01/10/1996, £17.99

Ark of the the People

7, 21/09/2000, £0.50
The first in the enchanting 'Ark of the People' trilogy by a Whitbread Award winner: the tale of a clan of miniature creatures and their epic voyage in search of a new home.

Contemporary Scottish Fiction

Paperback, 07/08/1998, £8.99
James Kelman, Alasdair Gray and Candia McWilliam have been joined by Janice Galloway, A.L. Kennedy and Irvine Welsh in drawing attention to Scottish literature. This is an anthology of contemporary Scottish fiction.

Corner Shop

Paperback, 03/10/2008, £7.99
Be careful what you wish for ...

Masque of Africa

Hardback, 31/08/2010, £4.99
An astonishingly prescient, beautifully written and deeply humane new work of non-fiction from one of our greatest living writers.

Commerce of Everyday Life

7, 13/07/1998, £15.99
An edition of 18th-century journalism together with other cultural and historical documents. This book should provide the student with a sense of this period of British literary history.

Timing for Animation

7, 23/11/1990, £19.99

WW2 The people's Story

Hardback, 31/10/2003, £4.99


Paperback, 13/03/2014, £8.99
A cyberpunk classic of a new Frankenstein from the critically acclaimed author of WOLVES, reborn for a new generation.

Dances with Wolves

Paperback, 07/02/1991, £6.99
An American soldier is sent to a remote outpost on the frontier. He lives alone with a horse and wolf for company until he encounters a neighbouring Sioux tribe. Slowly he becomes absorbed into the tribe - learning the language and customs of the Sioux - until his old persona is transformed.

Ireland, 1905-25, Volume 1

7, 01/09/1998, £13.99
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.

Don't Think of Tigers

Paperback, 21/05/2001, £7.50

One City

7, 12/12/2005, £5.99
Features three interlinking stories about Edinburgh. This book presents three writers' radically different takes on Edinburgh life - a social mix that ranges from Welsh's Leith junkies to McCall Smith's New Town haute bourgeoisie.

Croatian Nights

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

Pretty Face

Paperback, 16/08/2007, £8.99
Narrated by the ghost of a murdered woman, this work is set in the Madrid of the author's previous novel, "Blood on the Saddle". It is a blend of crime, science fiction and satire.

Fires of Autumn

Hardback, 06/11/2014, £16.99
After four years of bloody warfare Bernard Jacquelain returns from the trenches a changed man. No more the naive hopes and dreams of the teenager who went to war. Attracted by the lure of money and success, Bernard embarks on a life of luxuriant delinquency supported by suspect financial dealings and easy virtue.

Frightening Fiction

Paperback, 01/11/2004, £18.99
Continuum has repackaged some of its key academic backlist titles to make them available at a more affordable price. These reissues will have new ISBNs, distinctive jackets and strong branding. They cover a range of subject areas that have a continuing student sale and make great supplementary reading more accessible.


7, 03/01/1998, £6.99
Alfie's not really a bad guy. It's just that he has this overwhelming desire for the ladies. You might say that "birds" are irresistible to him, sort of second nature. There's Ruby, Clare, Siddie, Carla, and Annie - but who's counting? Certainly not Alfie.

Letters of John Cheever

Paperback, 19/03/1992, £8.99
Edited by his son, this is a collection of the letters of the American novelist and short-story writer, John Cheever. It includes correspondence with contemporaries such as Saul Bellow, Malcolm Cowley, John Updike and Philip Roth, and addresses all periods and many aspects of Cheever's adult life.

White devil

Paperback, 30/08/1996, £5.99
Flamineo encourages his sister, Vittoria in her affair with Brachiano, aiding Brachiano to dispose of Vittoria's husband and Brachiano's wife. The lovers face trial and escape briefly, but they and Flamineo meet bloody retribution.

Book About Books

7, 28/02/2001, £4.99
What makes a classic book? How do you get one published? What happens behind the scenes at a publishers? Will e-books mean paper books become a thing of the past? How do writers come up with their ideas in the first place? This work provides children with a useful background to the world of books.

How to Breathe Underwater

Paperback, 05/02/2004, £10.99
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.

Patrick Leigh Fermor An Adventure

Hardback, 11/10/2012, £25.00
The authorized biography shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year, the National Book Awards and the Costa Biography Award

Flashman's lady

Paperback, 07/04/2003, £6.99
A classic tale from the memoirs of Flashman, the notorious Rugby School bully, Victorian military hero and all-round bounder.

Mr and Mrs Disraeli: A Strange Romance

Hardback, 08/01/2015, £20.00
The daughter of a sailor, on her second marriage and 12 years older than her husband, Mary Anne was highly eccentric, liable to misbehave and (worse still) overdressed for grand society dinners. Her beloved Diz was of Jewish descent, a mid-ranking novelist and frequently mired in debt. He was fiercely protective and completely devoted to his wife.

Cambridge guide to fiction in English

Paperback, 24/09/1998, £13.95
Up-to-date A-Z reference work on novelists and novels from all English-speaking countries.

Shame to Miss 3

Paperback, 07/08/2002, £0.50
Selected personally by Anne Fine, this collection offers over 100 poems from poets including Kingsley Amis, John Betjeman, Robert Browning, Leonard Clark, Adele Geras, Seamus Heaney, A.E. Housman, Philip Larkin, Pablo Neruda, Brian Patten and Derek Walcott.

Standard Life of a Temporary Pantyhose Salesman

7, 20/06/1990, £7.99
Aldo Busi, known for his translations of Goethe, Christina Stead and "Alice in Wonderland" as well as his cult novels "Seminar on Youth" and "Sodomy in Corpo II", relates the picaresque adventures of a pair of drifting salesmen in the underwear trade.

Navel Gazing

Paperback, 03/01/2013, £1.99
Almost every woman worries about her weight. For the author, it became unavoidable - by the age of seventeen she weighed over twenty stone and had tried everything, from dieting to fat camp to wearing big t-shirts. This is a memoir of one woman's quest to accept her own body image - to feel normal.

Italian House

7, 04/07/1996, £5.99
When Carrie inherits a property in Tuscany, she falls in love with both the house and her cousin Leo who is living there. She is guiltily relieved when her husband dies, and remains with Leo. But he soon reveals his true, violent character, as Carrie uncovers a web of deceit.

Phoenix Irish short stories 2003

Paperback, 01/05/2003, £6.99
This is the 2003 edition of the annual Phoenix Irish Short Story Collection.

Water's Edge

Paperback, 06/10/2003, £6.99
A beguiling tale of a young girl finding her place in the world, based on the Persephone myth.

Crooked Pieces

Hardback, 28/05/2007, £18.99
Maggie seems to be going up in the world. Compared to living with her impoverished family, working as a maid is a big improvement. Her new life allows her to enter a completely different world, the world of the suffragettes and, more than that, the Pankhursts - icons for a generation of women in search of justice, equality and the right to vote.

Love May Fail

Hardback, 04/06/2015, £14.99
The latest masterpiece from the New York Times bestselling author of The Silver Linings Playbook.

Some Desperate Glory: The first world war the poets knew

Hardback, 08/05/2014, £20.00
After his highly successful history of Prussia, the authorized biographer of Siegfried Sassoon examines the First World War through the lives of the poets who fought at the front.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Paperback, 01/11/2010, £8.99
The fifth book in this award-winning and phenomenally bestselling series, rejacketed in a stylish new livery

House of Dust and Dreams

Paperback, 10/06/2010, £2.99
A house in ruins. An island at war. A love affair just beginning...

Novel:an alternative history

Hardback, 03/06/2010, £30.00
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.

Back to Blackbrick

Hardback, 07/02/2013, £9.99
Lost memories, lost times, lost lives - a stunning new debut novel.

Song for Ella Grey

Hardback, 02/10/2014, £12.99
The epic new novel by David Almond

Clockwork Three

Paperback, 01/10/2010, £6.99
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.

Fun Parts

Paperback, 04/07/2013, £12.99
A funny, irreverent, turbo-charged book from a master of American satirical writing

Looking Glass House

Hardback, 02/07/2015, £14.99
Vanessa Tait, great-granddaughter of the Alice who inspired Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, tells the fascinating story of the childhood classic's strange beginnings through the eyes of a naive and deceived governess.

Table of Less-valued Knights

Hardback, 07/08/2014, £12.99
Sir Humphrey du Val of the Table of Less Valued Knights - Camelot's least prestigious table, with one leg shorter than the others so that it has to be propped up with a folded napkin - doesn't do quests... until he meets Elaine, a damsel in distress with a secret to hide.


Hardback, 12/03/2015, £17.99
The Coen Brothers meet Crime and Punishment - with a Mississippi twist 'hauntingly evocative' Guardian In a darkly comic debut novel by an independent bookseller, an idealistic young farmer moves his family to a Mississippi flood basin, suffers financial ruin - and becomes increasingly paranoid he's being framed for murder.

Young God

Hardback, 05/06/2014, £12.99
A searing page turner from an exciting new literary voice

Goat Mountain

Hardback, 03/10/2013, £16.99
An eleven-year-old boy is eager to make his first kill at his family's annual deer hunt. But all is not as it should be. His father discovers a poacher on the land, a 640-acre ranch in Northern California, and shows him to the boy through the scope of his rifle.


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