Series: In the RestaurantSociety in Four CoursesHardcoverChristoph Ribbat9781782273080$33.95COOKING Jun 19, 2018
The deliciously cosmopolitan story of the restaurant from eighteenth-century Paris to El BulliWhat does eating out tell us about who we are? The restaurant is where we go to celebrate, to experience pleasure, to see and be seen - or, sometimes, just because we’re hungry. But these temples of gastronomy hide countless stories.As this dazzlingly entertaining, eye-opening book shows, the restaurant is where performance, fashion, commerce, ritual, class, work and desire all come together. Through its windows, we can glimpse the world.This is the ta... + Read More
Series: AmokPaperbackStefan Zweig9781782274513$9.50FICTION Jun 26, 2018
A new pocket edition of this Conradian tale of maddening desire, from the master of the novellaOn a sweltering ocean-liner travelling from India to Europe a passenger tells his story: the tale of a doctor in the Dutch East Indies torn between his duty and the pull of his emotions; a tale of power and desire, pride and shame and a headlong flight into folly.This is one the most intense and incisive of the novellas which brought Stefan Zweig to worldwide fame.
Series: PUSHKIN COLLECTIONBurning SecretPaperbackStefan Zweig9781782274520$9.50FICTION Jun 26, 2018
A suave baron takes a fancy to twelve-year-old Edgar’s mother, while the three are holidaying in an Austrian mountain resort. His initial advances rejected, the baron befriends Edgar in order to get closer to the woman he desires. The initially unsuspecting child soon senses something is amiss, but has no idea of the burning secret that is driving the affair, and that will soon change his life for ever.Pushkin Collection editions feature a spare, elegant series style and superior, durable components. The Collection is typeset in Monotype Basker... + Read More
Winner of the prestigious Akutagawa Prize, three dream-like tales of memory and war: part of our Japanese novella series, showcasing the best contemporary Japanese writingA Japanese man, far from home, travels the countryside of Normandy with a friend - talking about war, literature, and everything in between. As his ideas of his life become more entangled with his personal writing, the pangs of his past and his half-forgotten memories overlap and threaten his peace.Owing a debt to French writers from La Fontaine to Proust, the three fable-like... + Read More
Series: PUSHKIN COLLECTIONLand of SmokePaperbackSara Gallardo9781782274032$24.00FICTION Jul 10, 2018
Dazzling, hallucinatory stories by Sara Gallardo, a rediscovered Argentinian contemporary of García Márquez never before published in EnglishThese stunning stories by Sara Gallardo astonish, overwhelm and illuminate. Deeply real, they are also shot through with the supernatural. Every muscular, musical story reveals the way that the habits of everyday life can become unknowable and unpredictable. Recently rediscovered, Sara Gallardo is a major Latin American writer whose stories recall the masters of magical realism - but maintain a domestic, w... + Read More
A Life is the gruelling tale of the frustrated existence of a bank clerk with a poetic soul. The artistic aspirations of the protagonist and the emptiness of his daily life become tragic in the great divide between what he wants and what he actually has and gets. Alfonso the bank clerk wants to be a poet and seems to be falling in love with Annetta, the vain and arrogant daughter of his boss. But the emptiness of both his attempts at writing and at love lead to an ironic and painful conclusion.Series Overview: A new series of striking paperback... + Read More
Series: PUSHKIN BLUESLauraA Journey into the CrystalPaperbackGeorge Sand9781782274148$21.95FICTION Aug 14, 2018
While working for his uncle, Alexis Hartz is introduced to Laura who shares his scientific interests, and in particular his fascination for crystals. To his amazement Laura has discovered a way to enter this alluring world and together they travel the vast and glittering landscape. But it cannot last forever.Pushkin Collection editions feature a spare, elegant series style and superior, durable components. The Collection is typeset in Monotype Baskerville, litho-printed on Munken Premium White Paper and notch-bound by the independently owned pr... + Read More
A claustrophobic thriller from the French master of noir.Blaise should never have hung around in that charmless little provincial town. The job offer that attracted him in the first place had failed to materialize. He should have got on the first train back to Paris, but Fate decided otherwise.A chance encounter with a beautiful blonde in the town post-office and Blaise is hooked - he realizes he’ll do anything to stay by her side, and soon finds himself working for her husband, a funeral director. But the tension in this strange love triangle ... + Read More
Series: The Beast PlayerPaperbackNahoko Uehashi9781782691679$19.95JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 10Aug 07, 2018
An enthralling and sophisticated fantasy story from one of Japan’s most popular writers of teen fiction, which has been turned into a popular anime seriesErin’s family have an important responsibility: caring for the Toda, fearsome water serpents who form the core of their Lord’s army. So when a number of Toda mysteriously die, it is Erin’s mother who takes the blame, and the punishment - she is sentenced to death. Before she dies she manages to use an ancient, forbidden power to send Erin to safety - leaving her daughter alone, far from home b... + Read More
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