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  • Nikolski

    Nikolski
    av Nicolas Dickner

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846271663

    Three young people, born thousands of miles apart, each cut themselves adrift from their birthplaces and set out to discover what - or who - might anchor them in their lives. Over the course of the next ten years, Noah, Joyce and an unnamed narrator…

  • GRANTA 40

    GRANTA 40
    av BUFORD BILL

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780140140514

  • A Just Defiance

    A Just Defiance
    av Peter Harris

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846272875

    1987, Pretoria. Four young black men have just been arrested for a horrific string of political murders. There's no doubt that they're guilty of everything they're accused of - and more. But in a society riven by brutal repression and racial tension…

  • King Kong - Our Knot of Time and Music

    King Kong - Our Knot of Time and Music
    av Pat Williams

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846276538

    On 2 February 1959, a musical about the life and times of heavyweight boxing star Ezekiel Dhlamini (known as 'King Kong') opened in Johannesburg to a packed audience that included Nelson Mandela. King Kong was not just South Africa's first ever musi…

  • Swallowing Mercury

    Swallowing Mercury
    av Wioletta Greg

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846276095

    Wiola lives in a close-knit agricultural community. Wiola has a black cat called Blackie. Wiola's father was a deserter but now he is a taxidermist. Wiola's mother tells her that killing spiders brings on storms. Wiola must never enter the seamstres…

  • The Fatherland and the Jews

    The Fatherland and the Jews
    av Alfred Wiener

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781783786213

    The inaugural title in a collaboration between the Wiener Library and Granta Books. These two pamphlets, 'Prelude to Pogroms? Facts for the Thoughtful' and 'German Judaism in Political, Economic and Cultural Terms' mark the first time that Alfred Wi…

  • The Adventures of Sir Thomas Browne in the 21st Century

    The Adventures of Sir Thomas Browne in the 21st Century
    av Hugh Aldersey-Williams

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847089021

    A profound and delightful jeu d'esprit of a book, mixing biography, etymology, cultural history and quixotic scientific experiments. Aldersey-Williams pulls the unfairly neglected yet enormously influential writer Thomas Browne out of the obscure pa…

  • Yesterday Morning

    Yesterday Morning
    av Diana Athill

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847084262

    A remarkable, truthful and vivid recollection of childhood, from the author of Stet, After a Funeral, Don't Look at Me Like That and Instead of a Letter. Here Athill goes back to the beginning in a sharp evocation of a childhood unfashionably filled…

  • The Seventh Well

    The Seventh Well
    av Fred Wander

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847080677

    The Seventh Well is a short autobiographical novel, its loose, episodic chapters covering the period of 1942-5, which the author spent in German concentration camps. Flashbacks recall his early internment in France, and the book closes with the libe…

  • Equal Danger

    Equal Danger
    av Leonardo Sciascia

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847089274

    District Attorney Varga is shot dead while picking a sprig of jasmine. Then Judge Sanza is killed. Then Judge Azar. Is this string of murders an individual vendetta or a more sinister plot? The charming Inspector Rogas is determined to find out. The…

  • Negroland

    Negroland
    av Margo Jefferson

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781783783397

    The daughter of a successful paediatrician and a fashionable socialite, Margo Jefferson spent her childhood among Chicago's black elite. She calls this society 'Negroland': 'a small region of Negro America where residents were sheltered by a certain…

  • The Story of a Brief Marriage

    The Story of a Brief Marriage
    av Anuk Arudpragasam

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781783782383

    Dinesh is a young man trapped on the frontlines between the Sri Lankan army and the Tamil Tigers. Desensitized to the horror all around him, life has been pared back to the essentials: eat, sleep, survive. All this changes when he is approached one…

  • The Baby In The Mirror

    The Baby In The Mirror
    av Charles Fernyhough

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847080745

    For Charles Fernyhough, the birth of his daughter Athena was an opportunity to re-evaluate much of what he had learned as a researcher in developmental psychology. Drawing on the detailed notes he made during her infancy, Fernyhough uses Athena's st…

  • Desert Divers

    Desert Divers
    av Sven Lindqvist, Joan Tate, Sven Lindqvist

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781862075078

    In the first half of the twentieth centruy, European writers plunged into the stony, baking expanse of the Sahara, drawn by their own strange dreams. What did they hope to find? And what was really there? In Desert Divers - part travel book, part li…

  • All The Devils Are Here

    All The Devils Are Here
    av David Seabrook

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781783784332

    Twenty years ago, in a series of mysterious, incandescent writings, David Seabrook told of the places he knew best: the declining resort towns of the Kent coast. The pieces were no advert for the local tourist board. Here, the ghosts of murderers an…

  • The Fox Was Ever the Hunter

    The Fox Was Ever the Hunter

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846274770

    Romania, the last months of the dictator's regime. Adina is a young schoolteacher. Paul is a musician. Clara, Adina's friend, works in a wire factory. Pavel is Clara's lover. But one of them works for the secret police and is reporting on the group.…

  • What Do Buddhists Believe?

    What Do Buddhists Believe?
    av Tony Morris

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781862078352

    'I believe that every human being has an innate desire for happiness and does not want to suffer. I also believe that the very purpose of life is to experience this happiness' The Dalai Lama Buddhism is one of the world's oldest and most widespread…

  • Lost and Found in Johannesburg

    Lost and Found in Johannesburg
    av Mark Gevisser

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781783780990

    As a boy growing up in 1970s Johannesburg Mark Gevisser would play 'Dispatcher', a game that involved sitting in his father's parked car (or in the study) and sending imaginary couriers on routes across the city, mapped out from Holmden's Register o…

  • Subtle Bodies

    Subtle Bodies
    av Norman Rush

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847087812

    Ned and Nina are trying to conceive, so when Ned jets off with no notice to the funeral of Douglas, a mysterious friend from his student days, Nina follows him so they can have sex on time. Douglas was the ringleader of a fellowship of chums at NYU…

  • Granta

    Granta
    av Ian Jack

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781862074644

    For 21 years Granta magazine has aimed to publish the best of contemporary fiction, memoir, reportage and travel writing, using a cross section of different writers to express the diversity and originality of talent. Among those to have featured in…

  • The Stories Of Hans Christian Andersen

    The Stories Of Hans Christian Andersen
    av Jeffrey Frank

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781862077935

    Hans Christian Andersen's tales have always seized the imagination with their blend of simplicity, eccentricity, and charm, but until now readers have had to content themselves with inaccurate retellings and inadequate translations. Now Diana Crone…

  • GRANTA 23

    GRANTA 23
    av BUFORD BILL

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780140086034

  • History of a Suicide

    History of a Suicide
    av Jill Bialosky

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781783782130

    On the night of April 15, 1990, Jill Bialosky's twenty-one-year-old sister Kim came home from a bar in downtown Cleveland. She argued with her boyfriend on the phone. Then she took her mother's car keys, went into the garage, and closed the garage d…

  • Lost Worlds

    Lost Worlds
    av Michael Bywater

    Pocket - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781862077980

    They...go. They vanish. People. Civilizations. Languages. Philosophies. Works of art disappear, species are extinguished, books are lost. Dunwich is drowned, Pompeii buried, Athena's statue gone from the Parthenon, Suetonius's Lives of the Great Who…

  • Days Of Grace

    Days Of Grace
    av Catherine Hall

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846271847

    My memories of Grace never added up to how she really was. She was always impossible to pin down, dancing just out of my reach, exactly as she did when she was alive. Nora was a girl of twelve when the war broke out and she was forced to join the tr…

  • What Do Catholics Believe?

    What Do Catholics Believe?
    av Leonie Caldecott

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847080035

    The Catholic Church is by far the largest Christian denomination and the largest organized body of any world religion. Well over a billion people - or over one-sixth of the world's population - belong to the Roman Catholic Church. But what do Cathol…

  • What Do Christians Believe?

    What Do Christians Believe?
    av Malcolm Guite

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781862078338

    'I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another' Jesus Christ Christianity began as a minor sect within Judaism and has become one of the major world religions. What started as a s…

  • An Intimate History Of Killing

    An Intimate History Of Killing
    av Joanna Bourke

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781862073210

    It is almost universally accepted among writers on warfare that battle is a terrible experience, and that those who fight are at the very least sobered, and often deeply traumatised, by the horrors of combat. Bourke uses the letters, diaries, memoir…

  • How To Read Marx

    How To Read Marx
    av Peter Osborne

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781862077713

    Emphasizing the Romantic heritage and modernist legacy of Karl Marx's writings, Peter Osborne presents Marx's thought as a developing investigation into what it means, concretely, for humans to be practical historical beings. Drawing upon passages f…

  • Crossbones

    Crossbones
    av Nuruddin Farah

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847086105

    A dozen years after his last visit, Jeebleh returns to his beloved Mogadiscio to see old friends. He is accompanied by his son-in-law, Malik, a journalist intent on covering the region's ongoing turmoil. What greets them at first is not the chaos Je…

  • The Age of Wire and String

    The Age of Wire and String
    av Ben Marcus

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847086389

    In The Age of Wire and String Ben Marcus welds together a new reality from the scrapheap of the past. Dogs, birds, horses, automobiles and the weather are some of the recycled elements in Marcus's first collection - part fiction, part handbook - as…

  • Children of Paradise

    Children of Paradise
    av Fred D'Aguiar

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847088628

    In the opening pages of this novel, an accident brings a young girl to the attention of the Preacher, the all-powerful leader of a religious cult secluded in the jungle. Trina has only dim memories of the life she lived with her mother before they j…

  • The Vienna Woods Killer

    The Vienna Woods Killer
    av John Leake

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847080455

    In 1991, four women disappeared from Vienna's red-light district, their bodies found later in the Vienna Woods. In the ensuing media frenzy, one reporter - the flamboyant writer and freelance journalist Jack Unterweger - distinguished himself for hi…

  • Beslan

    Beslan
    av Timothy Phillips

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781862079939

    Tim Phillips' book tells the human story of the siege - of the terrible toll that thirst, hunger and sleeplessness took on the hostages, of the bravery of those who dealt with the terrorists, such as the elderly headmistress of the school and the do…

  • Granta Book Of Britain

    Granta Book Of Britain
    av Ian Jack

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781862073418

  • The Rowing Lesson

    The Rowing Lesson
    av Anne Landsman

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847080707

    Pregnant with her first child, Betsy Klein is summoned from her home in the US to her father's hospital bed in South Africa. Harold Klein is sensual, irascible, a passionately committed doctor, and a complex husband and father. As Betsy sits and wai…

  • Rainbow Pie

    Rainbow Pie
    av Joe Bageant

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846272585

    While Obama's triumphant 'Yes we can' continued to reverberate, it was tempting to believe that a new era of opportunity had dawned. But for several million dirt-poor, disgruntled Americans the possibility of change is as far away as ever. These are…

  • To the Lake

    To the Lake
    av Kapka Kassabova

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781783783984

    A BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week Lake Ohrid and Lake Prespa. Two vast lakes joined by underground rivers. Two lakes that have played a central role in Kapka Kassabova's maternal family. As she journeys to her grandmother's place of origin, Kassabova e…

  • The Meadowlands

    The Meadowlands
    av Robert Sullivan

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781862077621

    Just five miles west of New York City, the Meadowlands is an untamed, vilified, half-developed and smelly tract of swampland. It is home to rare birds and missing bodies, tranquil marshes and a major sports arena, burning garbage dumps and corporate…

  • The Play Of The Eyes

    The Play Of The Eyes
    av Elias Canetti

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847083555

    The third volume of Canetti's autobiography is set in Vienna between 1931 and 1937: years when the European catastrophe, already clear to anyone with eyes to see, was approaching its horrifying climax. To this great intellectual and spiritual self-p…

  • No More Silly Love Songs

    No More Silly Love Songs
    av Anouchka Grose

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846271885

    Falling in love is a complicated, messy, mad endeavour - and staying in love is even worse. All too often our hopes end in heartbreak and our dreams in tatters, but there is a rational alternative to romantic despair. Drawing on her own experience a…

  • Hope Dies Last

    Hope Dies Last
    av Studs Terkel

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781862077775

    For Terkel, hope is born of activism, engagement and a stubborn determination to improve the world. In Hope Dies Last, he talks with a wide range of politically engaged Americans, musing on fundamental questions: where does hope spring from? How can…

  • Finding George Orwell in Burma

    Finding George Orwell in Burma
    av Emma Larkin

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847084026

    In this intrepid and brilliant memoir, Emma Larkin tells of the year she spent travelling through Burma, using as a compass the life and work of George Orwell, whom many of Burma's underground teahouse intellectuals call simply "the prophet". In sti…

  • Ways Of Staying

    Ways Of Staying
    av Kevin Bloom

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846272653

    As a journalist, Kevin Bloom had witnessed and reported on the rising tide of violence in post-Apartheid South Africa. But when his own cousin was killed in a vicious random attack, the questions he'd been asking about the troubling political and so…

  • Granta 79

    Granta 79
    av Ian Jack

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780903141543

    Granta 79 centres around celebrity, both good and bad: Jason Cowley: the search for Hitler's doctor Fintan O'Toole: an Irish republican looks at the Queen Kyle Stone: how Hillary Clinton's home views Hillary ('GO HOME BILLARY!') Riccardo Orizio: the…

  • Journeyman

    Journeyman
    av Marc Bojanowski

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781783782512

    Nolan Jackson is a journeyman carpenter by trade and an itinerant by nature. While fellow Americans fight in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, he builds tract homes across the west of America, travelling between jobs. Following a shocking workplace acc…

  • And My See-Through Heart

    And My See-Through Heart
    av Veronique Ovalde

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846271823

    Do we ever really know the person we live with? This is a question that has tormented Lancelot since the sudden death of his wife. The night of the accident, they had said goodbye at the airport and Irina should have been in another country when she…

  • Granta 89

    Granta 89
    av Ian Jack

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780903141758

    Britain invented the factory - Manchester was the world's first factory city. Where are they now? The anser, mainly, is China. An issue devoted to how and where we made and make things, from strawberries in the fields of Herefordshire to the car pla…

  • A Love Supreme

    A Love Supreme
    av Ashley Kahn

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781783786053

    A deeply researched and beautifully illustrated study of saxophone legend John Coltrane's signature album. Written with the full co-operation of the Coltrane family and featuring the voices of musicians, producers and writers of the 1960s, Kahn has…

  • When I Lived In Modern Times

    When I Lived In Modern Times
    av Linda Grant

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847082619

    It is April 1946. Evelyn Sert, twenty years old, a hairdresser from Soho, sails for Palestine, where Jewish refugees and idealists are gathering from across Europe to start a new life in a brand-new country. In the glittering, cosmopolitan, Bauhaus…