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Arthur, King of Britons: From Celtic Hero to Cinema Icon

Arthur, King of Britons: From Celtic Hero to Cinema Icon

by: Daniel Mersey

 

King Arthur, probably the most popular of British kings and one whose name is synonymous with courage, chivalry and romanticism. Arthur, King of the Britons, Arthur the medieval legend, Arthur the Celtic warlord, Arthur of the Pre-Raphaelites and Arthur of the movies...would the real King Arthur...


ISBN: 9781840244038

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Subject: Fiction, Historical fiction

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The Science of

The Science of

by: Michael Hanlon

 

Ever wondered what the End Of The Universe might actually look like? Why the number 42 is so significant? Whether time travel really would put a stop to history as we know it? If so you are clearly a fan of Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, now a major motion picture. Much...


ISBN: 9781403945778

Publisher: Palgrave USA

Subject: Fiction, Science fiction

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The Best Short Stories

The Best Short Stories

by: Rudyard Kipling

 

This is a fascinating selection of Kipling's most famous short stories, bringing together the very best of his work. "Life's Handicap" reflects his experiences of India, and contains two horror stories which permeate the collection with an air of haunted destinies. Delusions and obsessions, past...


ISBN: 9781853261794

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd

Subject: Fiction, Classic, Short stories

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The Hand of Ethelberta: A Comedy in Chapters

The Hand of Ethelberta: A Comedy in Chapters

by: Thomas Hardy

 

Adventuress and opportunist, Ethelberta reinvents herself to disguise her humble origins, launching a brilliant career as a society poet in London with her family acting incognito as her servants. Turning the male-dominated literary world to her advantage, she happily exploits the attentions of...


ISBN: 9780140435023

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Subject: Fiction, Classic

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The Prodigy

The Prodigy

by: Hermann Hesse

 

THE PRODIGY originally from 1905, is Hermann Hesse's bitter indictment of conventional education. It is the story of Hans Giebenrath, the brilliant young son of provincial bourgeois in southern Germany who becomes the first boy from his town to pass into a prestigious Protestant theological...


ISBN: 9780720611748

Publisher: Peter Owen Ltd

Subject: Fiction, Classic

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Rembrandt's Whore

Rembrandt's Whore

by: Sylvie Matton

 

Rembrandt's Whore is the fictional monologue of Hendrickje Stoffels, the woman with whom the great artist lived for the last twenty years of his life. This superbly imagined novel is essential reading for anyone interested in Rembrandt, offering an intimate and illuminating view of the painter...


ISBN: 9781841951751

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd

Subject: Fiction, Historical fiction

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India: The Golden Jubilee

India: The Golden Jubilee

by: Ian Jack

 

Over the past two decades India has produced a dazzling variety of new writing in English. 'India Calling' showcases some of this talent, Amit Chaudhuri and Arundhati Roy, alongside contributions from long celebrated writers such as R.K. Narayan, V.S. Naipaul, Nirad Chaudhuri and Ved Mehta.


ISBN: 9780903141048

Publisher: Granta Books

Subject: Fiction

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The Death of Vishnu

The Death of Vishnu

by: Manil Suri

 

Vishnu, the odd-job man in a Bombay apartment block, lies dying on the landing. In his fevered state, he looks back on his affair with the seductive Padmini while around him is played out the drama of the apartment block dwellers. This novel blends Hindu mythology with acute social detail.


ISBN: 9780747552703

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Subject: Fiction

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Magic Seeds

Magic Seeds

by: V.S. Naipaul

 

Willy Chandran - whom we first met in "Half a Life" - is a man who has allowed one identity after another to be thrust upon him. Now, in his early 40s, after a peripatetic life, he succumbs to the demanding encouragement of his sister - and his own listlessness - and joins an underground movement...


ISBN: 9780330485203

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Subject: Fiction

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Beastly Tales from Here and There

Beastly Tales from Here and There

by: Vikram Seth

 

10 witty and enchanting animal fables in verse which, like a modern Aesop's Fables, can be enjoyed by young and old alike, from the author of A Suitable Boy.


ISBN: 9781897580752

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co

Subject: Fiction

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