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  • Born to Be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey

    Mark Dery

    Author, illustrator, librettist, puppet-maker, master of pseudonyms, owner of 20,000 books and 6 cats: there is so much to say about the Awdrey-Gore legacy that all we shall announce is that this is a very fine biography. And that Ogdred Weary had a suspiciously normal and fantod-free childhood.

    Hardback £18.99
  • Immortal Dinner

    Penelope Hughes-Hallett

    One Christmas evening in 1817 the painter B R Haydon gave a dinner that included Keats and Wordsworth. PHH celebrates the electrifying brilliance that ensued to give an ingenious portrait of the age.

    Paperback £9.99
  • John Meade Falkner: Abnormal Romantic

    Richard Davenport-Hines

    A new and thoroughly researched biography of John Meade Falkner (1858-1932), armaments manufacturer and dealer, writer, and bibliophile, best-known for his three novels, The Lost Stradivarius (1895), Moonfleeet (1898), and The Nebuly Coat (1903).

    Privately printed for The Roxburghe Club in an edition of 500 copies, of which 400 are offered for sale.

    Hardback £95.00
  • Robert Graves: From Great War Poet to Good-bye to All That (1895-1929)

    Jean Moorcroft Wilson

    JMW has written excellent biographies of Siegfried Sassoon, Isaac Rosenberg and Edward Thomas. Here she takes Graves’s suppression of his war poetry as her starting point.

    Hardback £25.00
  • Crudo

    Olivia Laing

    Laing has written fine books about writing. This is her first novel, and it is a fictional ‘inhabiting’ of Kathy Acker.

    Hardback £12.99
  • No Longer With Us: Encounters with Naim Attallah

    Introduction by Richard Ingrams

    Subjects of Attallah’s interviews include Enoch Powell, Diana Mosley, Doris Lessing, John Updike, Elizabeth Jane Howard, Hardy Amies, Patricia Highsmith, Harold Acton… (due end Nov).

    Hardback £25.00
  • A Writer of Our Time: The Life and Writings of John Berger

    Joshua Sperling

    A biography of the late art critic, essayist, dramatist, painter, poet and novelist, whose ‘Ways of Seeing’ revolutionised art history. “Far from dragging politics into art, art has dragged me into politics.”

    Hardback £20.00
  • In Search of Isaiah Berlin: A Literary Adventure

    Henry Hardy

    Berlin published comparatively little during his lifetime. Much of what we know of his work has emerged through the offices of Hardy, his principal editor. This account of their long collaboration provides a valuable portrait of the man whose ideas now seem more important than ever.

    Hardback £20.00
  • Eternal Boy: The Life of Kenneth Grahame

    Matthew Dennison

    O Bliss! O poop-poop! O joy! The life of KG is in capable hands, and we look forward keenly to MD’s interpretation of the strange incident at the Bank of England in 1903, when KG, then Secretary of the Old Lady, was shot at and missed (presumably by the Weasels).

    Hardback £18.99