/Latin America
  • Collected Stories of Machado de Assis

    Machado de Assis

    A handsomely produced new translation of the great Brazilian writer’s short stories.

    Hardback £27.99
  • My German Brother

    Chico Buarque

    An autobiographical novel about CB’s older illegitimate half-brother, born in Germany in before WW2. A powerful exploration of the intersection of history and memory, by a fine Brazilian author.

    Hardback £12.99
  • Havana de Cuba

    Photographs by Marzena Pogorzaly

    “Havana, once tasted, is an irresistible drug”. So writes our Marzena in her introduction to a small but perfectly formed book of her photographs of Cuba’s particular sort of vibrant yet melancholy beauty. A photographer who more usually works in monochrome, she found in Havana that “colour was not only my medium but my subject too.”

    Paperback £12.99
  • In the Midst of Winter

    Isabel Allende

    A professor in Brooklyn hits a car driven by an undocumented Guatemalan migrant. Written with Allende’s usual verve and romanticism, the story takes us to Brazil and Chile in the 1970s.

    Hardback £16.99
  • Rick Stein: The Road to Mexico

    Rick Stein

    The North Pacific coast of California to Oaxaca and Yucatan – salsas and spices so heady that many north Americans will be building tunnels under the famous wall to get at them.

    Hardback £26.00
  • Magic Feathers: Textile Art from Ancient Peru

    James R. Reid

    Feather artwork was made for over 2000 years in the Andean world, from the pre-Hispanic period to the mid 16th century, when the Spanish conquerors, fearful of sorcery, destroyed feather artefacts whenever possible. Surviving pieces are scattered in museums around the world and have never been approached as a significant body of material culture till now. Reid’s book is a tremendous scholarly effort that covers the chronology of these pieces, their characteristics, design, construction, cultural milieu and significance of motifs, and is gorgeously illustrated too. This large format book is cloth bound and comes in a slipcase.

     

    Hard cover in a slipcase £325.00
  • A Simple Story

    Leila Guerriero

    An account of a workingmen’s malambo competition in rural Argentina; to win is the highest honour for any dancer, and also the end of his career. A compelling piece of reportage by a prominent Argentinian journalist, whose plain story telling bursts to electrifying life when the first chords are played on a guitar “like a torrent of threats”, evocative of the years of austere dedication that precede a dancer’s five incandescent minutes on stage.

    Hardback £9.99