Seamus Heaney had the idea to form a personal selection of poems from across the entire arc of his writing life, small yet comprehensive enough to serve as an introduction for all comers. But now, finally, the project has been returned to, resulting in an intimate gathering of poems chosen and introduced by the Heaney family.
WINNER OF THE PENDERYN MUSIC PRIZE A GUARDIAN MUSIC BOOK OF THE YEAR, 2015 FEATURING A NEW FOREWORD BY DAVID MITCHELL Award-winning, Sunday Times bestselling author Jon Savage's monument to the year that shaped the future of global pop cultural history.
Down through the epochs and out across the continents, generation upon generation of the Justified Ancients of Mu Mu have told variants of the same story - an end of days story, a final chapter story. But one with hope, even if the hope at times seems forlorn. Part of a trilogy, this title presents this story as an utopian costume drama.
On March 3, 1947, in the maternity ward of Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, Archibald Isaac Ferguson, the one and only child of Rose and Stanley Ferguson, is born. From that single beginning, Ferguson's life will take four simultaneous and independent fictional paths...
A family story told through a series of lies. Each short chapter features one of these lies and each lie builds to form a picture of a life - Miranda Doyle's life as she struggles to understand her complicated family and her own place within it. It is about love, family and marriage.
Ignoring the protests of her other children, she accelerates away, leaving Ellen standing on the gravel verge in her school pinafore and knee socks as the light fades. What would you do as you watch your little sister getting smaller in the rear view window?
Zinnie Harris's retelling is played against the backdrop of British politics at the turn of the last century - to revel a world where duty, power and hypocrisy rule. Zinnie Harris's version of A Doll's House premiered at the Donmar Warehouse, London, in May 2009.
WINNER OF THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION WINNER OF THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE KERRY GROUP IRISH NOVEL OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER OF THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE Eimear McBride's award-winning debut novel tells the story of a young woman's relationship with her brother, and the long shadow cast by his childhood brain tumour.
Jack Ferris, playwright, drunk, is mired in contemplative misery in a fisherman's cottage on the windy bleak west coast of Ireland. In doing so, he tells the story of her father Jonathan, failed parson and retired RUC man, shamed into exile by a moment of violence in Derry years ago.
A family sets out on a road trip in the American South. . Flannery O'Connor's famous fifties story evokes heat and dust, family and feuding, God and grace - and is utterly uncompromising in its brutality.
In April 1956, C S Lewis, the author of The Chronicles of Narnia, married Joy Davidman, an American poet with two small children. After four intensely happy years, Davidman died of cancer and the author found himself alone again, and inconsolable. In this journal, he freely confesses his pain, rage, and struggle to sustain his faith.