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  • The New Sorrows of Young W. by Ulrich Plenzdorf
    The New Sorrows of Young W. (English, Paperback) Ulrich Plenzdorf

    'I was just a regular idiot, a nutcase, a show-off and all that. Nothing to cry about. Seriously'...

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  • A Short Life of Pushkin by Robert Chandler
    A Short Life of Pushkin (English, Paperback) Robert Chandler

    A short yet fascinating account of Russia's most celebrated writer....

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  • Fraulein Else by F. H. Lyon
    Fraulein Else (English, Paperback) Arthur Schnitzler

    While staying with her aunt at a fashionable spa, Else receives an unexpected telegram from her mother, begging her to save her father from debtor's jail. The only way out, it seems, is to approach an elderly acquaintance in order to borrow money from him. Through this telegram, Else is forced into the reality of a world entirely at odds with her romantic imagination ? with horrific consequences....

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  • Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton
    Glimpses of the Moon (English, Paperback) Edith Wharton

    Nick Lansing and Susy Branch are young, attractive, but impoverished New Yorkers. They are in love and decide to marry, but realise their chances of happiness are slim without the wealth and society that their more privileged friends take for granted. Nick and Susy agree to separate when either encounters a more eligible proposition.

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  • Laura by Sue Dyson
    Laura (English, Paperback) George Sand

    While working for his uncle, Alexis Hartz is introduced to Laura who shares his scientific interests, and in particular his fascination for crystals. To his amazement Laura has discovered a way to enter this alluring world and together they travel the vast and glittering landscape. But it cannot last forever.

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  • The Pendragon Legend by Len Rix
    The Pendragon Legend (English, Paperback) Antal Szerb

    At an end-of-the London season soiree, the young Hungarian scholar-dilettante Janos Batky is introduced to the Earl of Gwynedd, a reclusive eccentric who is the subject of strange rumours. Invited to the family seat, Pendragon Castle in North Wales, Batky receives a mysterious phone-call warning him not to go.

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  • Love in a Bottle by Len Rix
    Love in a Bottle (English, Paperback) Antal Szerb

    Hungarian Antal Szerb is best known in the West as the author of three extraordinary novels, most notably Journey by Moonlight (1937), and a highly entertaining study of the Ancient Regime in France: The Queen's Necklace (1942). This selection of his stories and novellas, set variously in mythical times and in the London and Paris of the twenties and thirties, reflects his love of life and the...

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  • The Queen's Necklace by Len Rix
    The Queen's Necklace (English, Paperback) Antal Szerb

    In August 1785 Paris buzzed with a scandal that had everything - an eminent churchman, a female fraudster, a part-time prostitute and the hated Queen herself. Its centrepiece was the most expensive diamond necklace ever assembled, and the tangle of fraud, folly, blindness and self-delusion it provoked.

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  • Salad Anniversary by Machi Tawara
    Salad Anniversary (English, Paperback) Machi Tawara

    This internationally bestselling book took the world by storm on its publication. Covering the discovery of new love, first heartache and the end of an affair, these poems mix the ancient grace and musicality of the tanka form with a modern insight and wit....

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  • The Queen's Necklace by Len Rix
    The Queen's Necklace (English, Paperback) Antal Szerb

    "A sparkling slice of eighteenth-century life" Paul Bailey, Independent...

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  • Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton
    Glimpses of the Moon (English, Paperback) Edith Wharton

    Nick Lansing and Susy Branch are young, attractive, but impoverished New Yorkers. They are in love and decide to marry, but realise their chances of happiness are slim without the wealth and society that their more privileged friends take for granted. Nick and Susy agree to separate when either encounters a more eligible proposition. However, as they honeymoon in friends' lavish houses, from a...

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  • A Life by Archibald Colquhoun
    A Life (English, Paperback) Italo Svevo

    A Life is the gruelling tale of the frustrated existence of a bank clerk with a poetic soul. The artistic aspirations of the protagonist and the emptiness of his daily life become tragic in the great divide between what he wants and what he actually has and gets. Alfonso the bank clerk wants to be a poet and seems to be falling in love with Annetta, the vain and arrogant daughter of his boss. But...

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