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  • Vintage Ghosts – D.M Thomas

    Vintage Ghosts

    , £9.99
    With six linocut illustrations by Tim Roberts

    D.M.Thomas, author of the iconic novel The White Hotel, has turned his creative imagination to a genre that has been curiously neglected for over a hundred years, the verse novel.

  • Aurélia Lassaque – Solstice and Other Poems Book Cover

    Solstice and other Poems

    , £9.99

    Solstice and Other Poems is the first major parallel Occitan–English publication of prize-winning Occitan and French poet Aurélia Lassaque.

  • Star in a Night Sky Esperanto Book Cover

    Star in a Night Sky

    , , £19.99

    In its 125-year history the international language Esperanto has produced some remarkable writing. Much of this has remained unknown to the English-speaking world: translations were few and to be found, in the main, in Esperanto periodicals. Now, for the first time, in Star in a Night Sky, some of these translations appear in a single volume.

  • Yes Papa! Mrs Chapone and The Bluestocking Circle

    Yes Papa!

    , £14.99

    With a preface by Dr Elizabeth Eger of King’ College, London.

    Barbara Eaton’s fascinating study is the first full length biography to set Chapone among her contemporaries.

  • The Power of the Smile – Book Cover

    Power of the Smile

    , £12.99

    This book explores the complex relationship between the smile and the laugh and traces its historical development in Spanish life and culture. The first chapter examines smiles and laughs as they occur in everyday life, taking Galician irony or retranca, and the sarcasm or guasa of Madrid and Seville, as characteristic forms of the smile and the laugh respectively.

  • Henry Richard – Apostle of Peace Book Cover
    Out of stock

    Henry Richard

    £14.99

    Reprinting: Available March 2019

    Henry Richard was the secretary of the Peace Society from 1848 to 1886, an unconditional pacifist when the British Empire was at the height of its aggressive powers.

  • Stop the War Book Cover

    Stop the War

    , £20.00

    Posters and graphics, cartoons by Steve Bell and Martin Rowson, art works in support of the campaign by Banksy, Jamie Reid, Peter Kennard, Ralph Steadman, David Gentleman and Billy Childish.

  • Thus Es Et Book Cover

    Thus Es Et

    , , £12.99

    Thus Es Et includes dialect writing from authors, playwrights, poets, storytellers, mimics, performers, and recorders from the late 18th century to the present day. The impressive list of contributors emphasises the importance of Cornish dialect and the need to preserve it for future generations.

  • Two Countries D.M.Thomas Book Cover

    Two Countries

    , £7.99

    In this new, highly autobiographical collection, D.M. Thomas moves from poems about his origins, in Cornwall – taking in two formative years in Australia – to Russia.

     

  • Onegin Book Cover

    Onegin

    £8.99

    Onegin, one of the great classics of world literature, sweeps the reader along with its tender, witty and tragic tale of passion and death in the Russia of two centuries ago, and Thomas uses all his poetic skills to stay true to the original while making it seem effortless and immediate in English.

  • A Worm's Folly Book Cover

    A Worm’s Folly

    , , £8.99

    A Worm’s Folly is the fullest collection of poetry in the Cornish language to date by Mick Paynter, whose Bardic name,  Skogynn Pryv – Worm’s Fool – gives the book its title. Paynter writes in a variety of forms – touching and humorous, polemical and angry – and with a deep affection for Cornwall and the Cornish language. The poems are accompanied by parallel translations into English. Also included in the collection are a number of translations into Cornish from other sources – English, Yiddish and Breton poems, Blues songs – showing the versatility of the language.

  • The Toad and the Donkey Book Cover

    The Toad and the Donkey

    , , £19.99
    With a preface by E. Winston Le Brun

    The Toad and the Donkey brings together texts in the Norman languages of the Channel Islands, along with other texts that illustrate the tangled linguistic heritages of what Victor Hugo, in exile in the Islands from 1852 until 1870, called ‘pieces of France fallen into the sea and picked up by England’.

  • Funding the Ladder Book Cover

    Funding the Ladder

    , £20.00

    John Passmore Edwards was born in Blackwater, Cornwall, in 1823 and went on to make a fortune from publishing popular technical magazines like the English Mechanic and Building News. He used his fortune to establish hospitals, convalescent homes, institutes, art galleries and museums, as well as libraries in London and Cornwall. Edwards was also involved in campaigns against slavery, and was a notable opponent of the Boer war.

  • The Place of Hope – Alan M Kent

    The Hope of Place

    , £12.00

    The product of twenty years’ work, this volume draws together poems from collections published between 1990 and 2010.

  • News from the Other World

    News from the Other World

    , £9.99

    News from the Other World is a collection of poems in the Gurbet dialect of Romani by the Roma poet Ilija Jovanovic, who writes movingly of the life and traditions of the Roma community of his youth in Serbia, the joy and comradeship, as well the hunger and poverty.

  • Four Modern Cornish Plays

    Four Modern Cornish Plays

    , , £10.00

    Alfred Wallis and the artistic community of St Ives, the iconic events of the 1497 Cornish Rebellion; ‘cow tipping’ in Cornwall during the First World War; and D. M. Thomas’s life of the Cornish rugby legend, Bert Solomon – this new anthology, varying in style and subject matter, offers professional and amateur performers and directors, as well as the general reader, an exciting range of plays with a distinctive Cornish flavour.