Plays, Poems and Short Stories

  • Haywood, Pippa / Poems For Refugees

     This is an extraordinary anthology of poems, chosen by well-known names from the worlds of theatre, literature and film in response to the Afghan crisis brought about by the events of September 11th 2001. A deeply moving collection of poems ranging...

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  • Kyd, Thomas / The Spanish Tragedy

     Regarded as one of the greatest of all non-Shakespearian plays of the Renaissance period, this revised edition has a new critical introduction with a concise but comprehensive account of contemporary work on the play.      All of...

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  • Carson, Jan / Postcard Stories

       Each day of 2015 Jan Carson wrote a short story on the back of a postcard and mailed it to a friend. Each of these tiny stories was inspired by an event, an overheard conversation, a piece of art or just a fleeting glance of something worth...

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  • Smith, Ali / Ali Smith's Supersonic 70s

     Ali Smith's Supersonic 70s collects together some of Ali Smith's best writing of the last ten years and also includes a brand new story.      All of our books are second hand, and while you may not get the exact copy shown in the...

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  • Coyle-Greene, Enda / Map of the Last

     Irish poet Enda Coyle-Greene's second collection of poems begins with a question about what, apart from laughing, we should be doing 'on this exquisite earth', and ends with the supposition that it is sometimes more than enough to be 'back in your...

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  • Minot, Susan / Lust and Other Stories

     For all the New York chic which surrounds them, the situations and dilemmas of Susan Minot's women could hardly be more classical. The women know they are going to lose and several of them try to guard themselves against attachment, to stay free,...

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  • Morrissy, Mary / Prosperity Drive

     A wonderful writer' Hilary Mantel All of life is laid bare in Prosperity Drive. A woman falls and remembers a moment decades earlier that changed the course of her life. A failed priest teaches children to swim at the YMCA. A teenage girl...

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  • Weldon, Fay / A Hard Time to be a Father

     A collection of 19 tales about the way we live now, as lovers, partners, children, parents. Or alone. Stories of passion, desire, and necessary restraint; of the near future, the recent past; of old habits, new technology; of won't-be mothers and...

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  • Atkinson, Kate / Not The End Of The World

       I can think of few writers who can make the ordinary collide with the extraordinary to such beguiling effect...left me so fizzing with admiration' ObserverA stunning collection of short stories by the three-times Costa prizewinner Not...

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  • Rushdie, Salman / East West

     This dazzling collection of short stories explores the allure and confusion of what happens when East meets West. Fantasy and realism collide as a rickshaw driver writes letters home describing his film star career in Bombay; a mispronunciation...

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  • Etherege, George / The Man of Mode

       This edition highlights the very varied critical interpretations to which this rich but episodic comedy has been subject, and makes a case for it as a psychologically astute and brilliantly executed comedy of courtship rituals. Detailed...

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  • Runyon, Damon / Guys and Dolls

     A collection of short stories by Damon Runyon.      All of our books are second hand, and while you may not get the exact copy shown in the picture, all of our books are in very good condition. Removing stickers from a book may...

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  • Cleese, John / Complete Fawlty Towers

     The complete text of the scripts, from the 12 programmes which made up the TV comedy series, "Fawlty Towers". The scripts of the programmes that turned Basil and Sybil, Polly, the Major and the hapless Manuel into international cult figures, are...

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  • Gibran, Kahlil / The Prophet

     The Prophet represents the acme of Kahlil Gibran's achievement. Writing in English, Gibran adopted the tone and cadence of King James I's Bible, fusing his personalised Christian philosophy with a spirit and oriental wisdom that derives from the...

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  • Shakespeare, William / Twelfth Night

     Separated from her twin brother Sebastian after a shipwreck, Viola disguises herself as a boy to serve the Duke of Illyria. Wooing a countess on his behalf, she is stunned to find herself the object of his beloved's affections. With the arrival of...

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  • Gilchrist, Ellen / Victory Over Japan

          All of our books are second hand, and while you may not get the exact copy shown in the picture, all of our books are in very good condition. Removing stickers from a book may damage it, so we refrain from doing so. If you see a...

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  • McNamee, John / The Trophy & New Writings

          All of our books are second hand, and while you may not get the exact copy shown in the picture, all of our books are in very good condition. Removing stickers from a book may damage it, so we refrain from doing so. If you see a...

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  • Medbh, Maighread / Tenant

     Tenant is a narrative sequence, following the fictional O'Sullivan family through the traumatic famine years, 1845 to 1849. The main character is Rena, whose personal journey through the period represents the shock, struggle, devastation and...

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  • Shaw, Bernard / John Bull's Other Island

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  • Keegan, Claire / Walk the Blue Fields

     A long-haired woman moves into the priest's house and sets fire to his furniture. That Christmas, the electricity goes out. A forester mortgages his land and goes off to a seaside town looking for a wife. He finds a woman eating alone in the hotel...

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  • Blank, Jessica / The Exonerated

     What does it truly mean to be exonerated? The dictionary says it is to be proclaimed innocent after having been convicted of a crime. But what effect does it have on a person - a soul, a life - to have one's freedom and self-respect stripped away...

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  • Shakespeare, William / King Richard III

     This play charts the rise and fall of a Machiavellian villain who, by scheming and by infanticide, claws his way to the throne of England. It contains a mixture of poetry and politics, tragedy and sardonic wit.      All of our books...

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  • Golden, Frank / The Interior Act

     The Interior Act is a movement from terror to a kind of interior peace, interspersed with praise, obsession, memory, rant, death, and love. Unusual in a poetry collection, Golden explores at length the fracturing actions and memories of an imagined...

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  • Ibsen, Henrik / A Doll's House ( Drama)

    Nora Helmer, wife to Torvald and mother of three children, appears to enjoy living the life of a pampered, indulged child. But as her economic dependence becomes brutally clear, Nora's acceptance of the status quo undergoes a profound change. To the...

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  • Lahiri, Jhumpa / Interpreter of Maladies

     Pulitzer-winning, scintillating studies in yearning and exile from a Bengali Bostonian woman of immense promise.A couple exchange unprecedented confessions during nightly blackouts in their Boston apartment as they struggle to cope with a...

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  • Shakespeare, William / Measure for Measure

     The Arden Shakespeare is the established edition of Shakespeare's work. Justly celebrated for its authoritative scholarship and invaluable commentary, Arden guides you a richer understanding and appreciation of Shakespeare's plays.This edition of...

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  • Wilde, Oscar / Lady Windermere's Fan

     Beautiful, aristocratic, an adored wife and young mother, Lady Windermere is 'a fascinating puritan' whose severe moral code leads her to the brink of social suicide. The only one who can save her is the mysterious Mrs Erlynne whose scandalous...

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  • Clarke, Arthur C. / Expedition to Earth

     A collection of Arthur C. Clarke's short stories with a new preface by the author. The last story in the volume, "The Sentinel", was the basis for the film, "2001: A Space Odyssey".      All of our books are second hand, and while...

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  • Jarvie, Gordon / Great Golf Stories

     This collection contains stories about golf. It includes E.C. Bentley's detective story, "The Sweet Shot", as well as stories by P.G. Wodehouse and Stephen Leacock. Also featured is a tale by A.G. Macdonell taken from "England Their England", and...

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  • Park, David / Oranges from Spain

     David Park has lived and worked for most of his life in Belfast,and ORANGES FROMSPAIN is his first collection of stories.It is not surprising,then,that this collection reflects some of the anguish of that city,and some of its preoccupationsThese...

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  • Cookson, Paul / The Works

     THE WORKS contains every kind of poem you will ever need for the Literacy Hour but it is also a book packed with brilliant poems that will delight any reader.It's got chants, action verses, riddles, tongue twisters, shape poems, puns, acrostics,...

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  • Cookson, Paul / The Works 5

     A big fat book containing a whole alphabet of poets. It features 250 poems, each by a different poet - some very much alive and some not, some very well-known indeed and some not - all arranged alphabetically by poet. It has lots of new poems in it...

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  • Marsh, Linda / The Book of Limericks

     While no collection of limericks can claim to be 'complete', The Wordsworth Book of Limericks contains an astonishing collection of over 1,800 verses - all of them comical, and a great number so far from cleanliness as to verge on the obscene. This...

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  • Sweeney, Matthew / Emergency Kit

     Emergency Kit is an anthology with many differences. It is, to begin with, a book which gives prominence to poems rather than to the poets who wrote them. It is truly international, bringing together poems not just from these islands but from many...

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  • Doyle, Roddy / Bullfighting

     Bullfighting moves from classrooms to graveyards, local pubs to bullrings; featuring an array of men at their working day and at rest, taking stock and reliving past glories. Each is concerned with loss in different ways - of their place in the...

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