This marks the first of five volumes collecting together the complete work of Brian Friel. The Enemy Within (1962) Philadelphia, Here I Come! (1964) The Loves of Cass McGuire (1966) Lovers (Winnersand Losers) (1967) Crystal and Fox (1968) The Gentle Island (1971)
This second collection of Brian Friel's work contains: The Freedom of the City (1973) Volunteers (1975) Living Quarters (1977) Aristocrats (1979) (March) Faith Healer (1979) (April) Translations (1980)
This fourth collection of Brian Friel's work contains: The London Vertigo (after Macklin) (1992) (January) A Month in the Country (after Turgenev) (1992) (August) Wonderful Tennessee (1993) Molly Sweeney (1994) Give Me Your Answer, Do! (1997)
This fifth collection of Brian Friel's work contains: Uncle Vanya (after Chekhov) (1998) The Yalta Game (after Chekhov) (2001) The Bear (after Chekhov) (2002) Afterplay (after 2002) Performances (2003) The Home Place (2005) Hedda Gabler (after Ibsen) (2005)
Series: The Orchid HunterA young botanist's search for happinessHardcoverLeif Bersweden9781780723341$27.99NATURE Mar 27, 2018
In the summer after leaving school, a young botanist sets out to fulfil a childhood dream - to find every species of orchid native to the British Isles.He has just a few months to complete his quest - no one has ever done it before within one growing season- and it will require ingenuity, stamina and a large dose of luck. Like Two Owls at Eton and My Family and Other Animals, The Orchid Hunter I is a charming account of a precocious adolescent’s obsession with the natural world. As he battles the vagaries of the British climate in his clapped-o... + Read More
Series: Home EconomicsEat well, spend lessPaperbackJane Ashley9781780723440$31.99COOKING Jan 23, 2018
Home Economics will not just save you money, it will make you be a better cook…The key to eating well on a budget, as food blogger Jane Ashley shows, is to be able to make meals from scratch rather than rely on pre-prepared foods. So, as well as offering a range of delicious, quick recipes, this book takes you through the basics of good old-fashioned cooking, from how to joint a chicken to making your own bread, pastry, sauces and dressings. Fried bean tacos, Thai curries, fishcakes and pasta bakes…all of Jane’s recipes can be easily adapted, w... + Read More
Series: No WorriesHow to calm an anxious mindPaperbackDr. Ashley Conway9781780723419$10.99BODY, MIND & SPIRIT Feb 13, 2018
Psychologist Dr Ashley Conway has worked with individuals with a wide variety of problems, including anxiety and panic, trauma reactions and stress-related illnesses. In No Worries, he draws on illuminating case studies from his years of clinical experience to explain the root causes of anxiety and its physical effects.Whether you are suffering from mild symptoms or from serious distress, this empowering new book offers tried and tested methods that will liberate you from worry and fear and help you take back control of your life.
Series: Faber PoetrySix Bad PoetsPaperbackChristopher Reid9780571304042$22.50POETRY Jun 21, 2019
Six Bad Poets is a farce-in-verse by Christopher Reid. It follows the exploits and mishaps of a group of poets, whose destinies are more intimately connected than they themselves can know, in their attempts to navigate the hazards of London literary society. Recklessness, fecklessness, blind ambition and enthralment to dark secrets are among the forces that drive these colourful and conflicted characters – three male, three female – towards their fates.Six Bad Poets is a fast-paced romp through a world that the author has observed closely over ... + Read More
Series: Escape and EvasionPaperbackChristopher Wakling9780571239252$16.50FICTION May 13, 2018
'Escape and Evasion reads like aNetwork for the Bitcoin era.' Tony ParsonsCity banker Joseph Ashcroft has stolen Â£1.34 billion from his own bank. He has given it – untraceably – to impoverished strangers worldwide, and has fled. Why has he done this? And will he get away with it? Joseph knows that if he leaves the country, he will easily be tracked down. So he opts for hiding close by – first in the city, then in the woods near the home of his estranged family. An ex-soldier, he’s adept at the art of camouflage. On Joseph’s trail is Ben La... + Read More
Series: The NothingPaperbackHanif Kureishi9780571332021$16.99FICTION Jun 26, 2018
One night, when I am old, sick, right out of semen, and don’t need things to get any worse, I hear the noises growing louder. I am sure they are making love in Zenab’s bedroom which is next to mine. Waldo, a fêted filmmaker, is confined by old age and ill health to his London apartment. Frail and frustrated, he is cared for by his lovely younger wife, Zee. But when he suspects that Zee is beginning an affair with Eddie, ‘more than an acquaintance and less than a friend for over thirty years,’ Waldo is pressed to action: determined to expose t... + Read More
Series: British MuseumPaperbackDaljit Nagra9780571333745$22.99POETRY Feb 26, 2019
Daljit Nagra possesses one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary English poetry. British Museum is his third collection, following his electrifying version of the epic Ramayana, and marks a significant departure of style to something quieter, more contemplative and inquisitive, at times valedictory. His political edge has been honed in a series of meditations and reflections upon our heritage, our legacy, and the institutions that define them: the BBC, Hadrian’s Wall, the Sikh gurdwaras of our towns, the British Museum of the title poe... + Read More
Meeting the British is Paul Muldoon’s fifth collection of poems. They range from an account of the first recorded case of germ warfare, through a meditation on a bar of soap, to a sequence of monologues spoken by some of the famous, or infamous, inhabitants of ’7, Middagh Street’, New York, on Thanksgiving Day, 1940.
Series: The Grip of FilmPaperbackRichard Ayoade9780571316564$19.99PERFORMING ARTS Jul 24, 2018
You SLUG the guy. You KISS the dame. You TOTAL the car. That’s movies. And I love ’em. Gordy LaSure’s passionate about film. He eats film, he drinks film, and sometimes he’ll even watch a film. But most of all he loves talking about film, and how they’d be a shit-ton better if only people would pull their asses out of their ears and listen to Gordy LaSure. The voyage of this book can be categorised as an attempt to understand How In Hell Film Works. Why are some films bad, and some films terrible? How come just a handful of films (Titanic... + Read More
Series: Football LeaksPaperbackRafael Buschmann9781783351404$27.95SPORTS & RECREATION Jun 03, 2018
One anonymous football fan. 18.6 million confidential documents. This is the explosive story of the biggest leak in sporting history – and the shady underworld of modern football. In 2016, a whistle-blower known only as ‘John’ started to leak a treasure trove of top-secret files to German newspaperDer Spiegel. These documents reveal the clandestine dealings of clubs, players and agents at the highest echelons of international football. And the story they tell is astonishing. From the eye-popping details of player transfers, including ... + Read More
Series: Faber PoetryThe MabinogiPaperbackMatthew Francis9780571333776$21.95POETRY Jun 10, 2018
Shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry 2017 ‘Here at the turn of the leaf a horseman is riding through the space between one world and another . . .’ TheMabinogi is the Welsh national epic, a collection of prose tales of war and enchantment, adventure and romance, which have long fascinated readers all over the world. Matthew Francis’s retelling of the first four stories (the Four Branches of theMabinogi) is the first to situate it in poetry, and captures the magic and strangeness of this medieval Celtic world: a baby is... + Read More
*** Shortlisted for the Betty Trask Prize 2018 ***Egypt, 2011: this is a revolution. On the streets of Cairo, a violent uprising is transforming the course of history. Mariam and Khalil, two young activists, are swept up in the fervour. Their lives will never be the same again.The City Always Wins captures the feverish intensity of the 2011 Egyptian revolution ÂÂ– from the euphoria of mass protests, to the silence of the morgue – piercing the bloody heart of the uprising.
Series: Writing a NovelBring Your Ideas To Life The Faber Academy WayPaperbackRichard Skinner9780571340460$19.50LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES Aug 31, 2018
Writing A Novel is not a set of rules and regulations. It is an atlas, a guide to finding your own way over the treacherous passes of your first novel.Pulling together his years of experience as a novelist and a teacher, Richard Skinner covers the basics of writing great fiction – narrators, characters, settings – with charm and rigour. But more than that, he argues that the journey towards a final manuscript is as important as the finished article itself.His approach works: many of Richard's students have gone on to secure publishing deals and... + Read More
Series: A Patient FuryPaperbackSarah Ward9780571332335$16.50FICTION Jul 15, 2018
Three bodies discovered. A family obliterated. All evidence seems to point to one murderer: the mother. DC Connie Childs, determined to discover the truth about the fire-wrecked property on Cross Farm Lane, realises that a fourth body – one they cannot find – must hold the key to the mystery. But what Connie fails to realise is that her determination to unmask the murderer might cost her more than her health – this time she could lose the thing she cares about most: her career.
Series: Young NapierHardcoverAndrew Lambert9780571231584$42.95HISTORY Nov 19, 2019
Napier was a man of outstanding merits, a brilliant seaman, a leader of men whose rapport with sailors made him the most popular admiral in the service. A combination of remarkable tactical judgement and astonishing self-control made him the best squadron commander of his generation. He also had faults, of course, though in most cases they were no more than the inverse of his merits: prime among them insubordination and a lack of tact. More striking was his accent - a heavily affected Scots brogue - and the almost surreal nature of his snuff-ta... + Read More
From the beginning, the poet was a wanderer, a storyteller, an imaginer of bridges between worlds. Zaffar Kunial is just such a poet and guide for us today. Yet his territory extends much further afield than those of the past – through Kashmir, where his father was born and now lives, to the Midlands of his mother's birth, and further north to ancestors in Orkney, as well as through language, memory and time. Already an acknowledged star of the Faber New Poets scheme, Kunial has won admirers in such measure as to ensure thatUs is one of the mos... + Read More
SHORTLISTED FOR THE EDGE HILL SHORT STORY PRIZE 2018 LONGLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURN PRIZE 2018 WINNER OF THE EAST ANGLIAN BOOK AWARD FOR FICTIONMadame Zero is a remarkable collection of dark, sensuous stories set in sometimes conflicting landscapes – rural, industrial, psychological – all of which are hauntingly resonant with dread. Whether set in an apocalyptic storm, a local swimming pool, or a surgical theatre, Hall’s stories inhabit a hinterland between the natural and urban, the mundane and surreal, human and animal.
Series: All Things RememberedPaperbackGoldie Goldie9780571332090$18.99BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Aug 28, 2018
ONE OF THE GUARDIAN’S BEST BOOKS OF 2017 Who better to tell the story of the gentrification of a musical genre than the man who started out as Jungle’s most streetwise ambassador and went on to collect an MBE from Buckingham Palace? But Goldie’s uncensored, hard-hitting memoir is far more than just the story of the house-training of drum ’n’ bass. As one of Britain’s most influential DJs, producers, promoters, and record-label owners - whose contributions to the UK rave scene in the 1990s defined the genres jungle and urban rave, Goldie is an ... + Read More
Series: The Crooked ScythePaperbackGeorge Ewart Evans9780571340804$23.95SOCIAL SCIENCE Sep 13, 2019
George Ewart Evans was one of the pioneers of oral history. This anthology is drawn from his writings about the memories of men and women of a past era -- farm labourers, shepherds, horsemen, blacksmiths, wheelwrights, sailors, fishermen, miners, maltsters, domestic servants and many others. Ewart Evans gathered this unique testimony in rural East Anglia in the 1950s, just as mechanisation was taking over every aspect of life, preserving a wealth of human history and language in this fascinating and often moving anthology.
At the launch party for her memoir in 2014, the musician Viv Albertine received news that her mother was dying, and spent a few final hours with the woman who was, in a sense, the love of her life. In the turbulent weeks after the funeral, Viv made a series of discoveries that revealed the role of family conflicts in propelling her towards the uncompromising world of punk. Part radical reinvention of the memoir form; part feminist manifesto; part domestic noir; part polemic on motherhood; To Throw Away Unopened is an indefinable book exploring ... + Read More
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