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

    Machi Tawara's first book of poems, Salad Annivsersary, combines the classical 'tanka' form with the subject of a modern love affair. It became a sensation, selling over 2 million copies - and the 'salad phenomenon' in Japanese culture was comparable to the 'bananamania' that followed publication of the first novel by Tawara's contemporary Banana Yoshimoto. Contains 15 poems:...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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

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

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