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How the Whale Became and Other Tales of the Early World

Paperback, 04/10/2018, £14.99
Ted Hughes wrote a series of stories for children from the early 1960s through until 1995 about how the world, and the creatures in it, came into being. Meet the Polar Bear whose obsession with her snowy white fur is so great that she can only live in a landscape surrounded by her own reflection;

Empty Bottles Full of Stories

Paperback, 01/03/2019, £12.99
A joint poetry collection from the virally popular and bestselling poets r.h. Sin and Robert M. Drake.

Little Boy

Hardback, 04/04/2019, £14.99
Grown Boy came into his own voice and let loose his word-horde pent-up within him. From growing up as an orphan in 1920s New York, to serving in the Navy at the D-Day landings in Normandy, to a vagabond life drinking in Parisian cafes, to befriending America's greatest counter-cultural writers, Little Boy has seen it all.

Green Hollow

Paperback, 04/04/2019, £8.99
In 1966 a coal slag heap collapsed on a school in south Wales, killing 144 people, most of them children. Perhaps most significantly: what is Aberfan like today? The Green Hollow is a historical story with a deeply urgent contemporary resonance;

O Positive

Paperback, 04/04/2019, £10.99
Impertinent owls, an immersive theatre troupe, ancient men from the Great War and idiot balloonists - such characters dramatise our human fancies and foibles, joining the protagonist in scenarios both humorously bizarre and all-too-familiar.

Mermaid's Voice returns in this one

Paperback, 01/04/2019, £9.99
Beneath misguided myths of mermaids are tales of escapism and healing, weaved throughout an empowering collection of poetry.

Summer With Monika

Hardback, 29/06/2017, £10.00

Trapping a Ghost

Paperback, 28/06/2007, £7.99

This is Not My Nose

Paperback, 29/01/2004, £7.99
The second collection of poems by the author of "Carrying the Elephant". This is an account of the author's life before he was diagnosed with hypothyroid - and the long path to recovery.

Looking for Icarus

Paperback, 01/01/2005, £7.99

Nun's priest's tale

Paperback, £5.00

World's Wife

Paperback, 13/07/2017, £9.99
'The World's Wife is a joyous exuberant book of poems about women usually excluded from myth and history' Guardian

Wheels of Motion: A Collection of Poems


Forward Book of Poetry 2018, The

Paperback, 07/09/2017, £9.99
The Forward Book of Poetry 2018 showcases a selection of the best contemporary poetry published in the British Isles over the last year, including the winners of 2017's prestigious Forward Prizes for Poetry.

Stephen Spender: The Authorized Biography

Paperback, 07/07/2005, £8.99
A biography of a remarkable writer, a hero of the 1930s, a panoramic portrait of a troubled century. Seven years after Spender's death, John Sutherland offers the first authorized life of this brilliant, but famously enigmatic, man.

Men and Women

Paperback, 07/10/1993, £5.99
Part of the "Everyman" series which has been re-set with wide margins for notes and easy-to-read type. Each title includes a themed introduction by leading authorities on the subject, life-and-times chronology of the author, text summaries, annotated reading lists and selected criticism and notes.

Biographia literaria

Paperback, 07/07/1997, £7.99
Presenting a sketch of its author's troubled life and opinions as the context for a series of virtuoso reflections on contemporary poetry and criticism, the "Biographis" embodies the Romantic quest for the unifying Imagination. This study edition contains both the text and a commentary upon it.


Paperback, 17/09/1984, £4.99

Collected poems 1928-1985

Paperback, 20/02/1989, £9.99
This revised and enlarged edition reissued to celebrate Stephen Spender's 80th birthday, in which he has made considerable changes to the original edition of 1955, includes recent and unpublished poems, while others have been discarded or rewritten.

Electrification of the Soviet Union

Paperback, 11/08/1986, £4.99


Paperback, 01/07/1990, £4.99
This book is Craig Raine's version of Racine's "Andromaque". The inverted commas around the title indicate that Raine's play is not set in an historical 1953, but in a parallel universe where history has been as radically re-written as Racine's text. The author's poetry books include "Rich".

Age of Cardboard and String

7, 19/03/2001, £7.99
These poems range in material from intimate narratives to social commentary. Boyle takes self-deception, mixed motives and honest misunderstandings as the norms of human behaviour, and delights in the comedy of errors that results.

Jonathan Swift

7, 19/02/2001, £4.99
Provides an introduction to the most important poets in our literature. In this series, a contemporary poet selects and introduces a poet of the past.


Paperback, 05/10/1995, £6.99
This novel, in verse, looks at two families (one English, one Russian), which acts as a kind of history of the 20th century. One family are the Pasternaks, a family of writers, printers and musicians; the other are the Raines, professional boxers, psychotherapists, eccentrically English.

Penguin Book of New Poetry

7, 27/11/1986, £8.99

Forward Book of Poetry 2011

Paperback, 07/10/2010, £8.99
Published on National Poetry Day, this title collects together the best contemporary poetry of the year, chosen from all the submissions considered for this year's Forward Prizes for Poetry. It includes poems by the most respected poets of their generation.

Songs of Innocence and of Experience

Hardback, 24/08/2017, £10.00

Brown Parrots of Providencia

7, 25/10/1993, £5.99
The author's poetry ranges in manner from sombre reflections on the loneliness and bestiality of human experience to the exuberance shown in his persuasive fantasy of Guinness's Brewery considered as the Garden of Eden.

Clever Daughter

7, 03/03/1997, £6.99
Susan Wicks's "Driving My Father" was a prose memoir/meditation in which she described her complicated feelings for her parents and their own poignant relationship. Many of the themes and incidents covered in that book are presented again here, but this time as a collection of poetry.

Goblin Market and Other Poems

Hardback, 24/08/2017, £10.00

Lyrical Ballads

Hardback, 24/08/2017, £10.00


7, 19/08/1996, £2.00
Keats is one of the principal figures of the Romantic era, his verse violent, tenderly fanciful and intensely musical. This book contains both texts and commentary.

Six Poets: Hardy to Larkin

Hardback, 02/10/2014, £14.99
Writers like to elude their public, lead them a bit of a dance. In this personal anthology, the author has chosen over seventy poems by six well-loved poets, discussing the writers and their verse in his customary conversational style through anecdote, shrewd appraisal and spare but telling biographical detail.

Faber New Poets: Part 11

Paperback, 02/10/2014, £5.00
Through a programme of mentorship, bursary and pamphlet publication, the scheme offers four poets a year the time, guidance and encouragement they require to help in the development of their work in the longer term. This book aims to identify and support emerging talents at an early stage in their careers.

William Wordsworth

Paperback, 15/11/1999, £10.95
Deploying illustrations from manuscripts in Wordsworth's hand in The British Library, and at the Wordsworth Trust at Dove Cottage in Grasmere, and in other collections, Stephen Hebron discusses the life of a writer whose works had a tremendous influence on his contemporaries and later poets alike.

Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained

Paperback, 06/11/2008, £8.99
Satan is out for revenge. His rebellion has failed, he has been cast out from heaven and is doomed to spend eternity in hell. Somehow he must find a way to prove his power and wound his enemies. He fixes upon God's beloved new creations, Adam and Eve, as the vehicles of his vengeance.

Poem for Every Day of the Year

Hardback, 07/09/2017, £16.99
An inspiring anthology to keep you company for every day of your life

Sea Swim

Paperback, 16/04/2012, £5.99

Ghost Pot

Paperback, 07/09/2013, £8.99


Paperback, 14/09/2017, £10.99

Andreas: An Edition

Hardback, 20/01/2016, £80.00
A new edition and translation of the Old English poem 'Andreas', with full introduction, notes, and glossary.


Paperback, 06/12/2001, £10.99
"Americana" brings together 58 poems, split into four sections: America, its cities and aeroplanes; the poet's life, his childhood, birthdays and ailments; foreign travel, to Europe and the tropics; and daily life, its furniture and consolations.

Oxford Handbook of Victorian Poetry

Paperback, 10/12/2015, £30.00
The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Poetry offers an authorative collection of original essays and is an essential resource for those interested in Victorian poetry and poetics.


Paperback, 26/09/1996, £8.99
Suitable for all students of Greek theatre and literature, this book examines the dramatic elements of plot, character, language and spectacle that combine to produce pity and fear in the audience, and asks why we derive pleasure from this apparently painful process.


Paperback, 15/02/2016, £7.00

Body Sweats: The Uncensored Writings of Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven

Paperback, 06/09/2016, £21.95
The first major collection of poetry written in English by the flabbergasting and flamboyant Baroness Elsa, "the first American Dada."



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