'A real treasure trove - an erudite, essential, original & thoroughly entertaining collection of stories, facts & characters that everyone should know about British history' -
Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of Jerusalem: the biography.
History as you have never read it. This book, quite extraordinary in its richness and anecdotal detail.
With hundreds of facts never before read about, there's something new and strange on every page. The perfect 'dipping in' book for everyone. Forward by Professor Norman Stone. Beautifully illustrated with more than 200 images from the National Portrait Gallery.
Albert Camus' portrayal of a man confronting the absurdity of human life became a classic. Yet it is also a book filled with quiet joy in the physical world, and this new translation sensitively renders the subtleties and dreamlike atmosphere of The Outsider.
A haunting tale of human resilience in the face of unrelieved horror, Camus' novel about a bubonic plague ravaging the people of a North African coastal town is a classic of twentieth-century literature.
Alfred, Lord Tennyson was a more complex writer than his status as Queen Victoria's favorite poet might suggest. Though capable of rendering rapture and delight in the most exquisite verse, in another mode Tennyson is brother in spirit to Poe and to Baudelaire, the author of dark, passionate reveries. And though he treasured poetic tradition, his work nevertheless engaged directly with the great issues of his time, from industrialization and the crisis of faith to scientific progress and women's rights. A master of the short, intense lyric, he can also be sardonic, humorous, voluptuous, earthy, and satirical.
Collectable, beautifully presented hardback of Anna Akhmatova's greatest poems. Edited by D. M. Thomas.
His translations of Akhmatova have been described by John Bayley as 'a masterly achievement'. He has translated 19 additional poems especially for this Everyman edition.