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  • The Man Who Planted Trees
    The Man Who Planted Trees (Paperback) Jean Giono

    Shepherd Elzard Bouffier lives alone with his sheep not far from a drought-stricken and windswept hamlet. After the death of his wife and child, he chooses to devote the rest of his life to a patient and anonymous endeavor, which ultimately adds beauty and sustenance to the human and animal communities in the mountains where he lives.

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  • The Living Stones
    The Living Stones (English, Paperback) Ithell Colquhoun

    The Living Stones and The Crying of the Wind make up British Surrealist Ithell Colquhoun's unique memoirs and travelogues, reprinted for the first time since 1957, now with an introduction by acclaimed comedian Stewart Lee. In The Living Stones Colquhoun takes us through Cornwall, providing a fascinating and romantic key to the county's pagan past.

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  • The Crying of the Wind
    The Crying of the Wind (English, Paperback) Ithell Colquhoun

    The Crying of the Wind and The Living Stones make up British Surrealist Ithell Colquhoun's unique memoirs and travelogues, reprinted for the first time since 1957, now with an introduction by acclaimed comedian Stewart Lee. In The Crying of the Wind Colquhoun's travels in Ireland provide a fascinating and romantic key to the country's Celtic past.

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  • Year of the Hare
    Year of the Hare (English, Paperback) Arto Paasilinna

    Vatanen, the journalist is feeling burned out and sick of the city. One summer evening while on assignment his car hits a young hare on a country road. Vatanen leaves the car to save the injured creature. This small incident becomes a turning point in Vatanen's life as he decides to break free from the world's constraints.

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  • Ice
    Ice (English, Paperback) Anna Kavan

    In this haunting and surreal novel, the narrator and a man known as 'the warden' search for an elusive girl in a frozen, seemingly post-nuclear, apocalyptic landscape. Together with the narrator, the reader is swept into a hallucinatory quest for this strange and fragile creature with albino hair. She is, we know, Anna Kavan herself.

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  • The SIMPOL Solution
    The SIMPOL Solution (English, Paperback) Nick Duffell, John Bunzl

    Ahead of the global threats and tragedies of today is a common barrier to their solution - it is the spirit that has defined the age we live in: competition. The Simultaneous Policy Solution, the 'SIMPOL Solution', shows us how through cooperation we can overcome the problems we face today and tomorrow.

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  • Panorama
    Panorama (English, Paperback) Dusan Sarotar

    Part of the first Peter Owen World Series. Dusan Sarotar takes the reader on a deeply reflective, multi-faceted journey from northern to southern Europe, full of memorable characters and landscapes. In a manner reminiscent of W.G. Sebald, Sarotar supplements the narrative with photographs, which help blur the lines between fiction and journalism.

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  • None Like Her
    None Like Her (English, Paperback) Jela Krecic

    Part of the first Peter Owen World Series. Matias is fearful of losing his friends over an obsession with his ex-girlfriend Sara. To prove that he has moved on from her, he embarks on an odyssey of dates around the city of ljubljana. None Like Her is a literary romantic comedy in the style of David Nicholls, Nick Hornby and Karen Joy Fowler.

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  • Journey to the East
    Journey to the East (English, Paperback) Hermann Hesse

    Describes the history of a journey undertaken by a secretive 'League'. This novel reveals the existence of a fantastical, alluring and deeply intimate world in which a journey can cross not only the boundaries of time and space but even those of fact and fiction, in which one's travelling companion might just as easily be Don Quixote as Paul Klee.

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  • Fear and his Servant
    Fear and his Servant (English, Paperback) Mirjana Novakovic

    Part of the Peter Owen World Series: Serbia. Fear and His Servant is an atmospheric historical epic full of superstition and vampires set in eighteenth-century Belgrade.

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  • Do You Mind If I Smoke?
    Do You Mind If I Smoke? (Hardback) Fenella Fielding, Simon McKay

    "Do You Mind If I Smoke?" is the astonishing and often hilarious life story of a national treasure, told for the first time in a special edition hardback book to be published on the eve of actress Fenella Fielding's 90th birthday this November.

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  • Scandal
    Scandal (English, Paperback) Endo Shusaku

    Suguro is an eminent Catholic novelist, respectably married and on the cusp of old age. So when a drunken woman approaches him at an awards ceremony claiming to know him from his regular visits to Tokyo's red-light district, she must surely be mistaken.

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  • Silence (Film Tie-In)
    Silence (Film Tie-In) (Hardback) Endo Shusaku

    A special edition hardback of Shusaku Endo's classic novel set in feudal Japan. This edition is jacketed to tie-in with the release of the Martin Scorsese movie adaptation of Silence, starring Andrew Garfield and Liam Neeson, which is out in cinemas in 2017.

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  • The House of Remembering and Forgetting
    The House of Remembering and Forgetting (English, Paperback) Filip David

    Part of the Peter Owen World Series: Serbia. Filip David's important and original novel about the guilt of surviving the holocaust was awarded the 2014 NIN award, the most prestigious literary award in Serbia.

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  • The Three-Cornered World
    The Three-Cornered World (English, Paperback) Alan Turney

    Opening with the most famous introductory lines in Japanese literature, "The Three-Cornered World" has been cherished by generations of readers as a glittering jewel in the crown of Natsume Soseki's literary achievement. It is one of the most significant works of Japanese literature.

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  • Hidden Faces
    Hidden Faces (English, Paperback) Salvador Dali

    Salvador Dali's only novel captures his unique vision and reads as an epitaph to pre-war Europe. The extravagance and luxury of a set of aristocrats, at first oblivious to war and then overwhelmed by it, come to represent the decadence of 1930s Europe.

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  • The Same River
    The Same River (English, Paperback) Jaan Kaplinski

    The first English translation of a major European literary figure and Nobel Prize nominee's most significant work of prose to date, this tense, cerebral, fascinating novel is the perfect introduction to Kaplinski A semi-autobiographical Bildungsroman, set in the early 1960s, this novel narrates the efforts of Kaplinski's youthful alter ego to lose his innocence and attain sexual and mystical...

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  • Foreign Studies
    Foreign Studies (English, Paperback) Shusaku Endo

    This title consists of three linked narratives. The first tells the story of a Japanese student in 1950s France. It is a snapshot of a young man feeling adrift in a Western country. The second is about an apostate Catholic in 17th-century Rome and the third about a scholar in 1960s France.

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  • Christina Alberta's Father
    Christina Alberta's Father (English, Paperback) H. G. Wells

    First published in 1925, this overlooked classic will please avid fans and readers new to H.G. Wells alike. Now introduced by acclaimed biographer of H.G. Wells, Michael Sherborne, who suggests that this story of a girl who learns her parents are not who she thought was very personal to Wells.

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  • Mr Blettsworthy on Rampole Island
    Mr Blettsworthy on Rampole Island (English, Paperback) H. G. Wells

    A new edition of a forgotten classic by H.G. Wells, introduced by acclaimed biographer of Wells, Michael Sherborne. Mr Blettsworthy is shipwrecked on an island home to cannibals. When he does escape, he returns home only to find the Great War has broken out. It seems he just cannot escape the savagery of the world.

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