The Gate of Angels Flamingo

Pub date :2004-12-06 pages: 176 language: english Publisher: HarperCollins UK Beautiful reissue of this wonderful Fitzgerald backlist title. Not even a pussy cat. Has been allowed to set foot though the starlings couldnt altogether be regulated. To fred this is tormenting rather than absurd. The young woman beside him when he wakes up one evening in the Wrayburns' spare bedroom might help resolve it.

Fred lectures in physics and the questionable nature of matter and worries about the universal problem known in Cambridge at the time as' the absurdity of the Mind-Body Relationship '. Shortlisted for the 1991 Booker Prize. In 1912 fred fairly is a junior Fellow at the college of St Angelicus in Cambridge.

And indeed he thinks it. Where for centuries no female. Paperback. Fourth Estate. But how can he tell if she is quite what she seems Fred is a scientist. To him the truth should be everything.

The Bookshop

Only too late does she begin to suspect the truth: a town that lacks a bookshop isn’t always a town that wants one. By making a success of a business so impractical, she invites the hostility of the town's less prosperous shopkeepers. This new edition features an introduction by David Nicholls, author of One Day.

By daring to enlarge her neighbors’ lives, she crosses Mrs. Gamart, the local arts doyenne. Florence’s warehouse leaks, her cellar seeps, and the shop is apparently haunted. Now a major motion picture starring emily mortimer, bill nighy, and patricia clarkson  short-listed for the Booker Prize “A beautiful book, a perfect little gem.

Bbc kaleidoscope “A marvelously piercing fiction. Times literary supplement in 1959 florence green, a kindhearted widow with a small inheritance, risks everything to open a bookshop — the only bookshop — in the seaside town of Hardborough. Mariner Books.

The Blue Flower: A Novel

. It tells the true story of friedrich von Hardenberg, a passionate, impetuous student of philosophy who will later gain fame as the Romantic poet Novalis. An original masterpiece. Hermione lee, Financial Times Mariner Books. Mariner Books. Their brilliant young fritz, the transfiguration of the commonplace, betrothed to a twelve-year-old dullard? How can this be?The irrationality of love, grace, themes treated with a mix of wit, the clarity of purpose that comes with knowing one’s own fate—these are the themes of this beguiling novel, and mischievous humor unique to the art of Penelope Fitzgerald.

An extraordinary imagining. An astonishing book. Fritz seeks his father’s permission to wed his “heart's heart, ” his “spirit's guide”—a plain, simple child named Sophie von Kühn. Fitzgerald’s greatest triumph. New york times book reviewthe blue flower is set in the age of Goethe, in the small towns and great universities of late eighteenth-century Germany.

It is an attachment that shocks his family and friends.

The Beginning of Spring

Mariner Books. Into frank’s life comes lisa Ivanovna, a quiet, calming beauty from the country, untroubled to the point of seeming simple. All frank knows for sure is that he is now alone and must find someone to care for his three young children. Moscow is stirring herself to meet the beginning of spring.

Mariner Books. English painter frank reid returns from work one night to find that his wife has gone away; no one knows where or why, or whether she’ll ever come back. The blue flower and the beginning of Spring both had me abuzz for days the first time I read them. Short-listed for the booker Prize “Fitzgerald was the author of several slim, perfect novels.

. But is she? and why has frank’s bookkeeper, selwyn crane, author of Pure, gone to such lengths to bring these two together? This new edition features an introduction by Andrew Miller, along with new cover art. Mariner Books. She was curiously perfect. Teju cole, author of open City “Writing so precise and lilting it can make you shiver.

Los angeles Times March 1913.

Offshore: A Novel

Mariner Books. Belonging to neither land nor sea, they cling to one another in a motley yet kindly society. Then there is nenna, a faithful but abandoned wife, the diffident mother of two young girls running wild on the waterfront streets. It is nenna’s domestic predicament that, as it deepens, draws the relations among this scrubby community together into ever more complex and comic patterns.

Winner of the booker prizeon the battersea reach of the Thames, a mixed bag of the slightly disreputable, and the patently eccentric live on houseboats, the temporarily lost, rising and falling with the great river’s tides. The result is one of fitzgerald’s greatest triumphs, a novel the Booker judges deemed “flawless.

A marvelous achievement: strong, generous, supple, humane, ripe, and graceful. Sunday Times Mariner Books. There is maurice, by occupation a male prostitute, by happenstance a receiver of stolen goods. Mariner Books. And richard, a buttoned-up ex-navy man whose boat dominates the Reach. Mariner Books.

At Freddie's Flamingo

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Human Voices

Mariner Books. Mariner Books. S. Amidst the bombs and broadcasts two program directors fight for power while their younger female assistants fall prey to affairs, abandonment, and unrequited love. Reading this intimate glimpse behind the scenes of the BBC in its heyday, ” William Boyd wrote in London Magazine, “one is left with the sensation, “that this is what it was really like.

This new edition features an introduction by Mark Damazer, along with new cover art. Fourth Estate. A wonderful combination of deadpan English comedy and surreal farce. A. Byatt “a tribute to the unsung and quintessentially English heroism of imperfect people. New criterion when british listeners tuned in to the BBC's Nine O'Clock News in the middle of 1940, they had no idea what human dramas—and follies—were unfolding behind the scenes.

Targeted by enemy bombers, the BBC had turned its concert hall into a dormitory for both sexes, and personal chaos rivaled the political. Mariner Books. Mariner Books.

Innocence: A Novel

Among the ridolfi, only eighteen-year-old Chiara shows anything like vitality. Fourth Estate. A delectable comedy of manners. Boston globethe ridolfi are a Florentine family of long lineage and little money. It is 1955, italy is still struggling back after the war, and the family, like its decrepit villa and farm, has seen better days.

Stymied, barney, she calls on her resourceful English girlfriend, to help her make the impossible match. And so ensues a comedy of errors, considerable charm, in which guileless lovers, and the kindest of instincts, with the best of intentions, succeed in making one another thoroughly and astonishingly miserable.

An exquisite mosaic, where every tiny piece is part of a world. A. Mariner Books. Mariner Books. Byatt, threepenny Review Mariner Books. But it’s a vitality matched by innocence—a dangerous combination, to herself and to all who love her. Chiara sets her heart on the bull-headed Salvatore, a brilliant young doctor from the south who resolved long ago to be emotionally dependent on no one.

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The Golden Child

Mariner Books. Fourth Estate. Mariner Books. Two suspicious deaths ensue, and only the cryptic hieroglyphics of the Garamantes can bring an end to the mayhem. Penelope fitzgerald's novel, the golden Child, combines a deft comedy of manners with a classic mystery set in London's most refined institution—the museum.

Fitzgerald has an unerring eye for human nature, and this satirical look at the art world delivers a terrifically witty read. While prowling the halls one night, Waring is nearly strangled. Mariner Books. When the glittering treasure of ancient Garamantia, is delivered to the museum, the golden child, a web of intrigue tightens around its personnel, especially the hapless museum officer Waring Smith.

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Encounters with the Archdruid: Narratives About a Conservationist and Three of His Natural Enemies

Mariner Books. Mariner Books. Mariner Books. White cover paperback with landsape scene. The four men portrayed here have different relationships to their environment, in forests and rapids, sometimes with friendliness, and they encounter each other on mountain trails, sometimes with reserve, sometimes fighting hard across a philosophical divide.

The narratives in this book are of journeys made in three wildernesses - on a coastal island, in a Western mountain range, and on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. Fourth Estate. Mariner Books. 245 pages.

The Oresteia: Agamemnon; The Libation Bearers; The Eumenides

As they move from darkness to light, from primitive ritual to civilized institution, from rage to self-governance, their spirit of struggle and regeneration becomes an everlasting song of celebration. Mariner Books. Mariner Books. Mariner Books. White cover paperback with landsape scene. Mariner Books. Stanford in Penguin Classics.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. 245 pages. In the oresteia aeschylus addressed the bloody chain of murder and revenge within the royal family of Argos. Fourth Estate. The only trilogy in greek drama that survives from antiquity, Aeschylus' The Oresteia is translated by Robert Fagles with an introduction, notes and glossary written in collaboration with W.

B. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines.

Forming an elegant and subtle discourse on the emergence of Athenian democracy out of a period of chaos and destruction, The Oresteia is a compelling tragedy of the tensions between our obligations to our families and the laws that bind us together as a society. In agamemnon, culminating in a terrible act of retribution; the libation bearers deals with the aftermath of Clytemnestra's regicide, as her son Orestes sets out to avenge his father's death; and in The Eumenides, a king's decision to sacrifice his daughter and turn the tide of war inflicts lasting damage on his family, Orestes is tormented by supernatural powers that can never be appeased.