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Marquess Of Queensberry: Wilde's Nemesis
- Hardback - Yale University Press
The Marquess of Queensberry is perhaps as famous for destroying one of our greatest literary geniuses as he was for helping establish the rules for modern-day boxing. The trial and two-year imprisonment of Oscar Wilde, following a series of events inspired by Wilde's romantic interest in his son, remains one of history's great tragedies. However, Linda Stratman's biography of the marquess, also known as John Sholto Douglas, paints a far more complex picture by drawing on new sources and unpublished letters.
- Paperback - Carcanet
This biography recounts the life and loves of the creator of Frankenstein, from her youth as the daughter of a philosopher and a pioneering feminist, through her passionate, turbulent marriage, and her career as a writer and editor.
Monty Waldin's Best Biodynamic Wines
- Paperback - Floris
Monty Waldin shows readers what is so wonderful about biodynamic wine in this indispensable guide for wine drinkers. He explains why grapes grown on vines that really connect with their soil, that are not sprayed with standard fertilisers and pesticides, make wine with intense flavours, wine that truly tastes of where it's from.
- Paperback - Barrington Stoke
Will it be a boy or a girl? Nothing can prepare Jess and Nick for when Jess gives birth to their first - moose. Four legs won't fit into a romper suit and what will grandma say? But there has been a spate of Non-Homo-Sapien births round the country and everyone else is coping, disembowelled labradors apart.
A Man Without Breath
- Hardback - Quercus
Winter, 1943. Bernie Gunther has left the Criminal Police and is working for the German War Crimes Bureau based in Berlin. Reports have been circulating of a mass grave hidden in a wood near Smolensk. The grave's whereabouts are uncertain until, deep in the Katyn Forest, a wolf digs up some human remains. Rumour has it that the grave is full of Polish officers murdered by the Russians - a war crime that is perfect propaganda for Germany. But it needs a detective of subtle skill to investigate this horrific discovery. Cue Bernie Gunther.
Mrs Robinson's Disgrace: The Private Diary Of A Victorian Lady
- Paperback - Bloomsbury
A story of romance and fidelity, insanity, fantasy and the boundaries of privacy in a society clinging to rigid ideas about marriage and female sexuality, 'Mrs Robinson's Disgrace' brings vividly to life a complex, frustrated Victorian wife, longing for passion and learning, companionship and love.
- Paperback - Barrington Stoke
Mary loathes her big, curly, bushy hair and so she chops it all off - and she looks fantastic! Well, at least she thinks so. But her mammy is not convinced and forbids her from ever cutting her own hair again. But she didn't say anything about anyone else.
Me And You
- Paperback - Canongate
Lorenzo Cuni is a 14-year-old loner. His wealthy parents think he is away on a school skiing trip, but in fact he has stowed away in a forgotten cellar. For a week he plans to live in perfect isolation, keeping the adult world at bay. Then a visit from his estranged half-sister, Olivia, changes everything.
The Miser Of Mayfair
- Paperback - Canvas
Is Number 67 Clarges Steet the unluckiest house in Mayfair? Salvation seems to come in the form of Roderick Sinclair who rents the house for the current season. The staff are overjoyed until they find that Sinclair is a miser who is planning no parties. Furthermore, his ward, Fiona, doesn't seem to possess one bright idea in her head.
- Hardback - Canongate
'Marry Me' by Dan Rhodes is the sequel to his 'Anthropology and 100 other stories'. It's ten years on. Dan still loves love. He still loves very short stories. This time he's married.
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