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    Peace Apart: Lasting Impressions of C.S. Lewis

    Peace Apart: Lasting Impressions of C.S. Lewis is the third book in a series by Bishop Fintan Monahan on people whose lives and literary works have inspired him.

    This is the Canon: Decolonize Your Bookshelves in 50 Books

    A decolonised reading list for anyone who wants to redress the racial bias of their education and to rethink what are considered the 'classics' of literature.

    Twenty-First-Century Tolkien: What Middle-Earth Means To Us Today

    An engaging and original celebration of J.R.R. Tolkien, which reveals how his visionary creation of Middle-Earth is more relevant now than ever.

    The Life of Crime: Detecting the History of Mysteries and their Creators

    In the first major history of crime fiction in fifty years, The Life of Crime: Detecting the History of Mysteries and their Creators traces the evolution of the genre from the eighteenth century to the present, offering brand-new perspective on the world's most popular form of fiction.

    Why Read the Classics?

    Beginning with an essay on the attributes that define a classic, this collection provides the author's criticism.

    Around the World in 80 Books


    Yeats on Theatre

    W. B. Yeats is recognised globally as a poet; but in his Nobel address, he singled out his work in the theatre as his main accomplishment. Yeats on Theatre restores Yeats not only a playwright, but as a thinker whose understanding of theatre was in advance of his own time.

    Hidden Hands: The Lives of Manuscri

    With an insistent emphasis on the early role of women as authors and artists and illustrated with over fifty colour plates, Hidden Hands is an important contribution to our understanding of literature and history.

    Literature: history & criticism