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  • Milosz: A Biography

    Andrzej Franaszek

    This stunning biography of the Nobel Prize-winning poet was a major cultural event in his native Poland. Now beautifully translated into English, it’s a vivid portrait of a complex man living through the cataclysmic historical events and subsequent geopolitical changes which marked the 20th century.

    Hardback £30.00
  • The Garnett Book of Russian Verse: A Treasury of Russian Poets from 1730 to 1996

    Edited by Donald Rayfield, with Jeremy Hicks, Olga Makarova & Anna Pilkington

    Two and a half centuries of Russian poetry, represented by five hundred familiar and rather less well-known works by seventy-five poets, with Russian text and an English prose translation at the foot of each page.

    Hardback £25.00
  • Nearer the Heart’s Desire: A Dual Biography of Omar Khayyam and Edward Fitzgerald

    Robert D Richardson

    Richardson has written good biographies of Thoreau and Emerson.

    Hardback £16.99
  • Falling Awake

    Alice Oswald

    A one-time winner of both the T.S. Eliot and the Ted Hughes prizes, these poems (designed to be read aloud) engage with the English landscape.

    We will also have stock in due course of an American hardback edition, to be published in September (price to be confirmed).

    Paperback £10.00
  • Housman Country: Into the Heart of England

    Peter Parker

    The cultural phenomenon of A Shropshire Lad: Housman as a prism of an England and an Englishness that feels, these days, ever more remote. PP is very well attuned to Housman and his vision.

    Hardback £25.00
  • The Waste Land

    T.S. Eliot
    “Unreal City,
    Under the brown fog of a winter dawn…”
    Hardback £12.99
  • Under Milk Wood

    Dylan Thomas

    “It is spring, moonless night in the small town, starless and bible-black, the cobbledstreets silent and the hunched courters’-and-rabbits’ wood limping invisible down to the sloeblack, slow, black, crowblack, fishingboat-bobbing sea.”

    Commissioned by the BBC, and described by Dylan Thomas as ‘a play for voices’, Under Milk Wood chronicles a single day in the fictional Welsh seaside village of Llareggub.

    Paperback £8.99
  • The Conference of the Birds

    Farid al-Din Attar

    Attar’s twelfth-century mystical epic, newly translated by award-winning poet Sholeh Wolpé.

    Hardback £20.00
  • Levée: A Poetry Cookbook

    Consuelo & Guy Barker

    “Remember the aim is to nourish the spirit and the work will follow…”

    An unusual and remarkable book which combines the poetry of Guy Barker with his widow’s recipes as a celebration of their life together.  This book has been a labour of love to make, from the genesis of Guy’s poems to the imaginative and genre-defying dishes that they shared with each other, their family and friends, and to Consuelo’s careful and illuminating selection of Guy’s work. Venison and fresh raspberry stew, rhubarb and pan-fried tomato crumble, parsnip and violet pavlova – delights such as these that jolt one gently away from one’s expectations, as was Guy’s way with words, are mixed with stunning photographs by Terry McCormick. Guy has gone, but, thanks to Consuelo,  “here we remain exploring…”.

    Paperback £25.00