The Library of Ice
Readings from a Cold Climate
Captivated by the stark beauty of ice, the poet and writer Nancy Campbell set out to explore its significance in our lives. From the world’s northernmost museum, at Upernavik in Greenland, her quest takes her to Antarctica in search of traces left by explorers, to a Scottish curling club, and to the Italian Alps, where the Neolithic hunter Ötzi was found preserved in ice.
Artifacts from a Life
This illustrated biography tells the story of Hemingway’s life through the objects he handled and kept, and features more than 400 photographs, letters, travel documents, train tickets, press cuttings and book jackets. Edited and introduced by the manager of the Hemingway estate, it includes a foreword and afterword by the writer’s son and grandson.
In Dust and Ashes
A Hanne Wilhelmsen Novel
In the series’ finale, Detective Henrik Holme investigates a father questionably convicted of killing his wife and child. Working together, he and Hanne Wilhelmsen discover connections between the case, an eccentric blogger’s suicide, and a EuroJackpot millionaire’s grandson’s kidnap. Off-mint.
Strangers on a Bridge
The Case of Colonel Abel and Francis Gary Powers
On 10 February 1962, on Glienicke Bridge between East Germany and West Berlin, the American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers was exchanged for Rudolf Abel, Soviet head of espionage in the USA. James Donovan was the American lawyer who defended Abel in court and negotiated his release to the USSR and the return of Powers. First published in 1964, this is the first-hand, inside story of a tense episode at the height of the Cold War. Slightly off-mint and felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.
The Perfect House
A Journey with the Renaissance Master Andrea Palladio
Few architects have been as influential as Andrea Palladio, whose ideas are embodied in stately buildings across Europe and America. In this fusion of travelogue, architectural guide and historical biography, the acclaimed architectural commentator Witold Rybczynski journeys along the Brenta River in northern Italy to visit Palladio’s surviving villas, and discovers how a rustic stonemason became the most sophisticated architect of the Renaissance.
Mad Girl's Love Song
Sylvia Plath and Life Before Ted
More than 50 years after her death, Sylvia Plath's poetry still has the power to disturb. This groundbreaking biography offers a comprehensive picture of her formative years before her marriage to Ted Hughes. Drawing on previously unavailable papers and exclusive interviews with friends and lovers, it charts her fierce ambition, her troubled relationship with her father, and her many love affairs and suicide attempts, to reveal the origins of a uniquely unsettling poetic voice.