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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.

Brief History of English Literature

Paperback, 30/10/2013, £18.99
A lively introductory guide to English literature from Beowulf to the present day. The authors write in their characteristically lucid style and present the texts in relation to their social, political and cultural contexts. Clear and concise, the updated second edition now features a new final chapter on twenty-first century literature.

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.

Victorian Sensation Fiction

Paperback, 06/05/2019, £22.99
Since the establishment of sensation fiction in the 1860s, key trends have emerged in critical readings of these texts.

Brian Friel

Paperback, 21/02/2018, £21.99

Daily Jane Austen: A Year of Quotes

Paperback, 04/10/2019, £10.00

Arrow in the Blue

Paperback, 05/09/2019, £11.99
The first volume of the remarkable autobiography of Arthur Koestler, author of Darkness at Noon. The second volume of Arthur Koestler's autobiography is The Invisible Writing.

Experiments on Reality

Hardback, 05/09/2019, £14.99

Black Milk: On Motherhood and Writing

Paperback, 01/08/2013, £8.99
Postpartum depression affects millions of new mothers every year. This is an epic poem to women everywhere.

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.

Cold Warriors: Writers Who Waged the Literary Cold War

Hardback, 29/08/2019, £25.00
In this ground-breaking and fascinating book, Duncan White illuminates a period in history in which literature became one of the most potent of weapons, and its authors often the bravest of warriors: the Cold War.

Joe Gould's Secret

Paperback, 03/10/2019, £9.99
`It's a masterpiece, of course, but more than that it shows that there is some such thing as being a simple observer' Nicci French, Independent It was 1932 when Joseph Mitchell first came across Joe Gould, a Harvard-educated vagrant of Greenwich Village.

Granta 149: New Europe

Paperback, 19/11/2019, £12.99

Why Women Read Fiction: The Stories of Our Lives

Hardback, 16/01/2020, £14.99
Written by a leading academic and broadcaster and drawing on interviews with readers, writers, reading groups, bookshop owners, librarians, and figures from literary publishing, reviewing, and festivals, this accessible volume offers an overview of the contemporary scene of women's novel-reading.

Ministry of Truth: A Biography of George Orwell's 1984

Hardback, 28/05/2019, £16.99
In The Ministry of Truth, Dorian Lynskey charts the life of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four: one of the most influential books of the 20th Century, a perennial bestseller, and a work that remains more relevant than ever in today's tumultuous world.

Ghostland: In Search of a Haunted Country

Hardback, 17/10/2019, £16.99
'A uniquely strange and wonderful work of literature' Philip Hoare 'An exciting new voice' Mark Cocker, author of Crow Country

Outsiders: Five Women Writers Who Changed the World

Paperback, 07/06/2018, £9.99
An exciting and provocative look at the women who wrote the novels that changed the literary world - Mary Shelley, Emily Bronte, George Eliot, Olive Schreiner, Virginia Woolf - by the renowned biographer of Emily Dickinson

Henry James: His Women and His Art

Paperback, 30/10/2012, £14.99
Told through the lense of Henry James's relationship with two women who particularly shaped his writing, Henry James is a unforgettable read by one of our best-loved biographers.

Our Ancestors

Paperback, 20/02/1992, £10.99
Viscount Medardo is bisected by a Turkish cannonball on the plains of Bohemia; These three vivid images are the points of departure for Calvino's classic triptych of moral tales, now published in one volume and all displaying the exuberant talent of a master storyteller.

Hermit in Paris

Paperback, 27/01/2011, £10.99
Italo Calvino once said that he preferred to give false details about his biography since he felt that even the genuine data of a writer's life shed no light on the creative work. This volume of posthumously collected personal writings is the closest we may ever come to the autobiography of this most private of writers.

Mouth Full of Blood: Essays, Speeches, Meditations

Hardback, 20/02/2020, £9.99
A vital new non-fiction collection from one of the most celebrated and revered writers of our time'We die. That may be the measure of our lives.' The Nobel Lecture in Literature, 1993The power of language, discussed beautifully in Toni Morrison's Nobel lecture, is felt throughout the essays, speeches and meditations contained in this collection.

Will

Hardback, 07/11/2019, £14.99

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?

Exposure

Paperback, 01/11/2018, £6.00

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.
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