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Beginning Modernism

Paperback, 01/08/2010, £10.99
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Character Breakdown

Hardback, 04/04/2019, £16.99
Cult heroine Zawe Ashton brings us a unique look at life, work and the absurdities of contemporary lifeZawe Ashton has been acting since she was six. In it, she encounters glamour, horror, absurdity and questions like: is a life spent more on performance than reality any life at all?

Essential Paradise Lost

Paperback, 02/05/2019, £12.99
After its publication in 1667, John Milton's Paradise Lost was celebrated throughout Europe as a supreme achievement of the human spirit.

On the End of the World

Paperback, 30/05/2019, £9.99

My Seditious Heart

Hardback, 06/06/2019, £30.00

Words & Pictures: Writers, Artists and a Peculiarly British Tradition

Paperback, 04/07/2019, £10.99
It looks at how artists have responded to two great, contrasting works, Paradise Lost and Pilgrim's Progress; A brief coda turns to a fourth relationship: writers and artists who collaborate from the start, like Dickens and Phiz, and Lewis Carroll and Tenniel.

Fabulous Monsters: Dracula, Alice, Superman, and Other Literary Friends

Hardback, 09/07/2019, £14.99
An original look at how literary characters can transcend their books to guide our lives, by one of the world's most eminent bibliophiles

Remembered Dead: Poetry, Memory and the First World War

Paperback, 08/08/2019, £18.99
The Remembered Dead explores the ways poets of the First World War - and later poets writing in the memory of that war - address the difficult question of how to remember, and commemorate, those killed in conflict. It looks closely at the way poets struggled to represent death, trauma, and grief.

Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours

Paperback, 07/01/2020, £19.95
The ancient Greeks' concept of "the hero" was very different from what we understand by the term today. In 24 installments, based on the Harvard course Nagy has taught and refined since the 1970s, The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours explores civilization's roots in Classical literature-a lineage that continues to challenge and inspire us.

Contemporary Novelists: British Fiction since 1970

Paperback, 19/09/2012, £24.99
Peter Childs offers accessible analyses of the work of twelve prominent contemporary British writers, including Hanif Kureishi, Pat Barker, Zadie Smith and Jeanette Winterson. This expanded second edition has been revised and updated throughout, and now also features a new chapter on the younger "generation" of novelists born in the 1970s.

Print Cultures: A Reader in Theory and Practice

Paperback, 02/08/2019, £27.99
Featuring a general introduction to contemporary print culture and publishing studies, the volume includes 42 influential and innovative pieces of writing, arranged around themes such as authorship, women and print culture, colonial and postcolonial publishing and globalisation.

Modern Children's Literature: An Introduction

Paperback, 01/12/2014, £24.99
The second edition of this established introductory text has been thoroughly revised, updated and expanded to reflect current issues in the field. It features new chapters by leading names on key topics such as canon formation, fantasy, and technology, and includes an essay on children's poetry by the former Children's Laureate, Michael Rosen.

Brian Friel

Paperback, 21/02/2018, £21.99

How to Read Literature

Paperback, 06/08/2019, £9.99

Roland Barthes by Roland Barthes

Paperback, 05/03/2020, £9.99
The only autobiography by the great Roland Barthes, philosopher, literary theorist and semiotician. This is the autobiography of one of the greatest minds of the twentieth century.

Mind is the Ride

Paperback, 23/01/2020, £9.99
A journey through cycling and philosophy, shortlisted for the 2020 Edward Stanford Debut Travel Writer of the Year award

Letters of Note: Love

Paperback, 05/03/2020, £6.99
A compulsive collection of the world's most entertaining, inspiring and powerful letters with love at their heart, curated by the founder of the global phenomenon lettersofnote.com

Letters of Note: War

Paperback, 05/03/2020, £6.99
A compulsive collection of the world's most entertaining, inspiring and powerful letters with war at their heart, curated by the founder of the global phenomenon lettersofnote.com

Letters of Note: Cats

Paperback, 05/03/2020, £6.99
A compulsive collection of the world's most entertaining, inspiring and powerful letters with cats at their heart, curated by the founder of the global phenomenon lettersofnote.com

Letters of Note: Music

Paperback, 05/03/2020, £6.99
A compulsive collection of the world's most entertaining, inspiring and powerful letters with music at their heart, curated by the founder of the global phenomenon lettersofnote.com

Letters of Note: Mothers

Paperback, 05/03/2020, £6.99
A compulsive collection of the world's most entertaining, inspiring and powerful letters with mothers at their heart, curated by the founder of the global phenomenon lettersofnote.com

Letters of Note: Art

Paperback, 05/03/2020, £6.99
A compulsive collection of the world's most entertaining, inspiring and powerful letters with art at their heart, curated by the founder of the global phenomenon lettersofnote.com

Hidden Wyndham: Life, Love, Letters

Paperback, 01/10/2019, £10.95
John Wyndham redefined science fiction with dystopian classics The Day of the Triffids and The Midwich Cuckoos. In Hidden Wyndham, Amy Binns reveals the woman who was the inspiration for his strong-minded heroines. Their secret love affair sustained this gentle and desperately shy man through failure, war, and, ultimately, success.

Romantic Moderns: English Writers, Artists And The Imagination From Virginia Woolf To John Piper

Paperback, 01/02/2015, £16.95
While the battles for modern art and society were being fought in France and Spain, it has seemed a betrayal that John Betjeman and John Piper were in love with a provincial world of old churches and tea-shops. In this multi-awardwinning book, the author tells a different story.

Best, Most Awful Job: Twenty Writers Talk Honestly About Motherhood

Hardback, 19/03/2020, £12.99
What does it mean to be a mother?; Twenty writers speak out in this searingly honest, diverse and powerful collection.

On Monsters: An Unnatural History of Our Worst Fears

Paperback, 01/09/2011, £14.99
"A comprehensive modern-day bestiary."-The New Yorker

Time for New Dreams

Paperback, 02/05/2019, £8.99
A collection of essays by Ben Okri, one of Britain's foremost poets, and a Booker Prize-winning novelist, that explore such diverse themes as childhood and creativity, beauty, censorship, art and politics.

L.E.L.: The Lost Life and Scandalous Death of Letitia Elizabeth Landon, the Celebrated "Female Byron"

Hardback, 16/05/2019, £25.00
On 15 October 1838, the body of a thirty-six-year-old woman was found in Cape Coast Castle, West Africa, a bottle of Prussic acid in her hand. She was one of the most famous English poets of her day: Letitia Elizabeth Landon, known by her initials `L.E.L.' What was she doing in Africa?

Lewis Carroll: The Man and his Circle

Hardback, 24/11/2014, £40.00
This new biography of Carroll by leading international authority, Edward Wakeling, presents a fresh appraisal of the man based upon his social circle.

Genius and Ink: Virginia Woolf on How to Read

Hardback, 28/11/2019, £9.99
FOREWORD BY ALI SMITH WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY FRANCESCA WADE Who better to serve as a guide to great books and their authors than Virginia Woolf?

Under Fire

Paperback, 17/03/2014, £9.99
Follows the fortune of a French battalion during the First World War. This title presents a critique of inequality between ranks, the incomprehension of those who have not experienced battle, and of war itself.

Experiments on Reality

Hardback, 05/09/2019, £14.99

It Gets Me Home, This Curving Track

Paperback, 14/08/2019, £12.99
In `prose that glides and shimmies and pivots on risky metaphors, low puns and highbrow reference points' (Brian Dillon, FRIEZE), Ian Penman's first book in twenty years is cause for celebration.

Shared Lives: Growing Up in 50s Cape Town

Paperback, 20/01/2005, £9.99
A heartfelt tribute to three women who left nothing but their stories, letters, and memories reveals the significance of their lives, their hidden possibilities, and, most importantly, the redemptive power of friendship between women.

Modernist Fiction: An Introduction

Paperback, 08/10/1997, £38.99
Covers a wide range of modernist novelists and novels, and also provides a guide to key developments in the genre. This revised edition includes a new discussion of "Heart of Darkness", an expanded section on gender and a revised section on the politics of Modernism.

On Chapel Sands: My mother and other missing persons

Hardback, 04/07/2019, £16.99
Cumming began with a few criss-crossing lives in this fraction of English coast - the postman, the grocer, the elusive baker - but soon her search spread right out across the globe as she discovered just how many lives were affected by what happened that day on the beach - including her own.

We'll Never Have Paris

Paperback, 14/05/2019, £16.99
Fiction and essays inspired by Paris from more than 70 Anglophone writers - A MoveableFeast for the twenty-first century.

Science of Storytelling: Why Stories Make Us Human, and How to Tell Them Better

Hardback, 18/03/2019, £12.99
`If you want to write a novel or a script, read this book' Sunday Times `The best book on the craft of storytelling I've ever read' Matt Haig `Rarely has a book engrossed me more, and forced me to question everything I've ever read, seen or written. A masterpiece' Adam Rutherford
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