Sandpiper The Journals of Elizabeth Bishop
ISBN: PB: 9781800173514, Carcanet, November 2025
280 pp., 21,6x13,5 cm
This is a fascinating window giving on the private thoughts of one of the great American writers of the twentieth century. It follows on Carcanet's publication of "Edgar Allan Poe and the Juke-Box: Uncollected Poems, Drafts and Fragments", edited by...
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Accidental Tyrant The Life of Kim Il-sung
ISBN: HB: 9781911723547, Hurst Publishers, January 2025
352 pp., 21,6x13,8 cm, 50 illus.
For sale in CIS only! A masterful new biography of North Korea's despotic founding father and his enduring impact on his country today. Kim Il-sung was the enigmatic architect of North Korea. His life is an extraordinary tale of improbable success:...
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Buried Man A Life of H. Rider Haggard
ISBN: HB: 9781911723752, Hurst Publishers, January 2025
672 pp., 23,4x15,6 cm
For sale in CIS only! A thoroughly researched biography of the influential and bestselling author of "King Solomon's Mines", shining light on his formative years in South Africa. H. Rider Haggard (1856-1925), author of "King Solomon's Mines", "Alla...
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Heaven Does Not Block All Roads A History of Taiwan Through the Life of Huang Chin-tao
ISBN: HB: 9781911723622, Hurst Publishers, January 2025
352 pp., 21,6x13,8 cm
For sale in CIS only! A hundred-year history of the challenges and triumphs of contemporary Taiwan, through the inspiring true story of one man who lived through it all. Huang Chin-tao was born in 1926, when Taiwan was still part of the Japanese Em...
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William Morris The Story of His Life
ISBN: HB: 9783791380438, Prestel Publishing, September 2024
128 pp., 24,0x17,0 cm, 128 colour illus.
One of the most influential artists and thinkers of his time comes to life in this stunning graphic biography inspired by Morris' designs and filled with the colors and patterns that defined the Arts and Crafts Movement. Readers of all ages will lea...
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Einstein in Oxford
ISBN: HB: 9781851246380, Bodleian Library Publishing, September 2024
96 pp., 19,8x12,9 cm, 18 black&white illus.
An intimate account of Albert Einstein's visit to Oxford in the 1930's, casting new light on why he continues to be the world's most famous scientist. In 1931, Albert Einstein visited Oxford to receive an honorary degree and lecture on relativity an...
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Prison Diaries The Rebel Who Founded a Nation
ISBN: HB: 9781787383999, Hurst Publishers, August 2024
256 pp., 21,6x13,8 cm
For sale in CIS only! An unflinching account of life in a Pakistani prison by a founding leader and the first elected prime minister of Bangladesh. Born in 1920, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman studied law. One of the founders of the Awami League in 1949, he...
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Stranger in My Own Land Palestine, Israel and One Family's Story of Home
ISBN: PB: 9781911723882, ISBN: HB: 9781787387812, Hurst Publishers, August 2024
448 pp., 21,6x13,8 cm, 88 illus.
For sale in CIS only! As seen in The Guardian Long Read A moving exploration of belonging in a contested homeland, from a Palestinian writer and citizen of Israel. After the 1993 Oslo Accords, a handful of Palestinians were allowed to return to t...
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Sheikh Abdullah The Caged Lion of Kashmir
ISBN: HB: 9780300270778, Yale University Press, July 2024
384 pp., 23,4x15,6 cm, 13 black&white illus.
A compelling biography of Sheikh Abdullah, the charismatic, combative, and controversial Kashmiri politician. Written by the leading historian of modern Kashmir, this is a comprehensive portrayal of one of the most enigmatic politicians in modern S...
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Billy Waters is Dancing Or, How a Black Sailor Found Fame in Regency Britain
ISBN: HB: 9780300267686, Yale University Press, June 2024
352 pp., 23,4x15,3 cm, 70 black&white illus., 16 colour illus.
The story of William Waters, Black street performer in Regency London, and how his huge celebrity took on a life of its own. Every child in Regency London knew Billy Waters, the celebrated "King of the Beggars." Likely born into enslavement in 1770...
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