Ophelia and the Great Idea

By Deborah Levy

All through this, the 1st selection of brief tales from playwright Deborah Levy, wisdom and instinct, technological know-how and love are juxtaposed as conflicting assets of motivation. every one personality portrayed embodies a difficulty and enacts a drama in settings that adjust from Ibiza to Camden city, from rural Spain to a precarious rowing-boat. the writer is anxious with chaos and lack of wish, with corruption and dedication to discovering a fact. She takes our global because it is, because it has been and lifestyles because it may be. Deborah Levy is an actress, poet and playwright whose performs "Heresies" and "Ruins" have been commissioned through The Royal Shakespeare corporation.

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Sarum: The Novel of England

By Edward Rutherfurd

A masterpiece that's breathtaking in its scope, SARUM is an epic novel that strains the total turbulent process English historical past. This wealthy tapesty weaves a compelling saga of 5 households who protect their very own specific features over the centuries, and supply a desirable glimpse into the future.

From the Paperback edition.

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Walking the South Coast of England

Each year, humans flock to England’s south coast to go to historical past websites or just to chill at the seashore. yet to work out the genuine good looks that those wonderful counties need to provide, choose up this special consultant to a few of the simplest jogging in Britain.

David Bathurst has walked 650 miles of coast, taking in breath-taking ordinary landscapes and critical landmarks at the method. With rugged cliffs and historical cathedral towns, old ports and lovely natural world, there’s anything for everybody; no matter if you’re a professional hiker able to tackle the full stroll, or a summertime stroller who desires to event this profitable ramble in smaller doses.

With a close description of the full direction, necessary information regarding the geography and background, and sensible suggestion concerning navigation and native facilities, this useful guidebook is a must have for an individual going jogging on England’s south coast.

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The Christine Brooke-Rose Omnibus: Four Novels: Out, Such, Between, Thru

These 4 novels via Christine Brooke-Rose each one improve targeted narrative styles, altering the constructions, textures, varieties, and idioms of fiction to discover the primary tensions and contradictions in tradition. The novels are distinctive through their excessive wit, stressed inventiveness, and the pointy concentration of a ecu humanist reflecting on that culture.

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