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Of Street Pieman

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £0.80
£0.72
Takes us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th century California and the Russian steppe. This title features stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.

How a Ghastly Story Was Brought to Light by a Common or Garden Butcher's Dog

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £0.80
£0.72
Includes miniature tales that describe con men, tricksters, disasters, murders, rascals and lovers, and include Franz Kafka's favourite story.

It Was Snowing Butterflies

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £1.00
£0.90
Takes us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th century California and the Russian steppe. This book features stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.

Kasyan from the Beautiful Lands

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £0.80
£0.72
Takes us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. This title features stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.

Reckoning

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £0.80
£0.72
Features two moving stories of love, loss, desire and divorce, from one of the great chroniclers of nineteenth-century New York life.

Leonardo da Vinci

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £0.80
£0.72
Often called "the first art historian", the author writes with delight on the lives of Leonardo and other celebrated Renaissance artists.

Mrs Rosie and the Priest

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £0.80
£0.72
Contains four provocative stories from Boccaccio's Decameron, featuring cuckolded husbands, cross-dressing wives and very bad priests.

Hippo Banquet

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £0.80
£0.72
Includes adventures of doughty female Victorian explorer describe stumbling upon five hippos by night, dodging elephants and fighting off a leopard with a stool.

Wailing Ghosts

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £0.80
£0.72
Includes Chinese stories, such as 'The Golden Goblet', 'Scorched Moth the Daoist' and 'The Black Beast.'

Trimalchio's Feast

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £0.80
£0.72
Presents a satirical portrait of a drunken, orgiastic Roman banquet, hosted by the grossly ostentatious Trimalchio.

Frogs

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £2.00
£1.80
Gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Nun of Murano

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £1.00
£0.90
Swashbuckling serial seducer Casanova falls for a beautiful nun on the Venetian island of Murano - despite already being involved with another one...

Constitution of the United States

Paperback, 06/04/2017, £1.00
£0.90

Matilda

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £2.00
£1.80
Gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Kidnapped

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £2.00
£1.80
Features the story of the mighty warrior who saves his people and founds an empire.

Trivia: or, the Art of Walking the Streets of London

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £1.00
£0.90
O! may thy Virtue guard thee through the Roads of Drury's mazy Courts, and dark Abodes, The Harlots guileful Paths, who nightly stand, Where Katherine - street descends into the Strand.

Modern Detective

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £2.00
£1.80
He is fond of enigmas, of conundrums, hieroglyphics; exhibiting in his solutions of each a degree of acumen which appears to the ordinary apprehension praeternatural.

Sea Raiders

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £1.00
£0.90
Featuring fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants, this title includes a disgusting account of a school of giant squid attacking a seaside resort.

Dream Story

Paperback, 04/08/2016, £4.99
£4.49
'Her fragrant body and burning red lips' A married couple reveal their darkest sexual fantasies to each other, in this erotic psychodrama of infidelity, transgression and decadence in early twentieth-century Vienna. Ten new titles in the colourful, small-format, portable new Pocket Penguins series

World is Full of Foolish Men

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £1.00
£0.90
Gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Love That Moves the Sun and Other Stars

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £1.00
£0.90
Gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Lifted Veil

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £2.00
£1.80
Gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Lady Susan

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £2.00
£1.80
Gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Book of Tea

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £2.00
£1.80
Gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

My Life Had Stood a Loaded Gun

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £1.00
£0.90
Features poems of isolation, beauty, death and eternity. This title includes fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Daphnis and Chloe

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £2.00
£1.80
Gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Nonsense

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £1.00
£0.90
Features fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Anecdotes of the Cynics

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £1.00
£0.90
What makes you happy? This title features fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Sandman

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £1.00
£0.90
Tells a disturbing tale of a young man's obsession with the Sandman, stealer of eyes, which has inspired writers from Sigmund Freud to Neil Gaiman.

Terrible Beauty is Born

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £1.00
£0.90
By turns joyful and despairing, this title presents some of the twentieth century's greatest verse on fleeting youth, fervent hopes and futile sacrifice.

Typhoon

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £2.00
£1.80
The crew aboard a ramshackle steamer faces a treacherous storm.

Lot No. 249

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £1.00
£0.90
Features a supernatural Egyptian mummy.

To be Read at Dusk

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £1.00
£0.90
Features three ghostly tales from a master of the form, 'The Signalman', 'The Trial for Murder' and the title story, 'To Be Read at Dusk'.

Withered Arm

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £1.00
£0.90
Features jealous lover's curse and an ingenious party trick. This title includes fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Oroonoko

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £2.00
£1.80
Features the story of an African prince sold into slavery.

Green Tea

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £1.00
£0.90
Features tale of a clergyman who is tormented by a demonic creature. This title includes fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Stancliffe's Hotel

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £2.00
£1.80
Containing witty vignettes, that is set in the author's imaginary world of Angria, this book features debauched aristocrats, high-society courtesans and the rakish, brooding hero Zamorna.

Rule of Benedict

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £2.00
£1.80
Features advice to monks - on everything from correct posture to the value of silence - has offered spiritual guidance to many for fifteen centuries.

Stolen White Elephant

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £1.00
£0.90
Features animals and parables subverted. This title includes fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Death of Ivan Ilyich

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £2.00
£1.80
A carefree Russian official has what seems to be a trivial accident...

Nervous Breakdown

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £2.00
£1.80
'I did have hallucinations, but did they harm anyone? Who did they harm, that's what I'd like to know!' This title features three disturbing tales of supernatural hallucinations, hysterical obsession and moral decay. It includes fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Come Close

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £1.00
£0.90
Takes us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. This title features stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.

Waterloo

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £1.00
£0.90
Features an account of the Battle of Waterloo - and how a rain shower changed history. This title gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Nightingales are Drunk

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £0.80
£0.72
Takes us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th century California and the Russian steppe. This book features stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.

Queen Of Spades

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £1.00
£0.90

Rip Van Winkle

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £1.00
£0.90
Gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Hannibal

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £1.00
£0.90
Gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Tyger Tyger

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £1.00
£0.90

Body Politic

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £2.00
£1.80
'No true Democracy has ever existed, nor ever will exist.' In this selection from The Social Contract, the author asserts that a state's only legitimate political authority comes from its people.

Suffragettes

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £1.00
£0.90
Gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Seven Hanged

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £2.00
£1.80
With a powerful and subtle exploration of the morality of capital punishment, this book reveals the history that influenced the conspirators in the cataclysmic assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914.

 

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