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Pratchett’s Women: Unauthorised Essays on Female Characters of the Discworl…



From Granny Weatherwax to Susan Death and beyond…

Terry Pratchett’s Discworld is an epic, groundbreaking work of fantasy often hailed for its originality, humour and deep, layered intelligence. But what about the women?

Award-winning author & pop culture critic Tansy Rayner Roberts looks at the portrayal of female characters in many of Pratchett’s best loved books, from the early years of fantasy satire and sexy lamps to the more complex, iconic characters of the witches, werewolves, dwarves…

Mythos: A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece


Discover Stephen Fry’s magnificent retelling of the greatest myths and legends ever told . . .

‘Perfect for the 21st Century. Ebullient, funny, Fry retells the Greek myths with elegance’ The Times

‘A cracking good story’ The Times Literary Supplement

‘A wondrous new immersion in ancient stories we only thought we knew. Page to page, Mythos is brilliant, funny, erudite, inventive, surprising and enthralling’ Richard North Patterson

‘Fry’s lively writing certainly conveys his lifelong passion…

Clay Sanskrit Library: Complete Set in 56 Volumes



Clay Sanskrit Library: Complete Set in 56 Volumes Finally, the ancient gems of classical Sanskrit literature are available to a wide audience. This literature combines great beauty, enormous variety, and more than 3,000 years of continuous history and development. The Clay Sanskrit Library makes everything easier for any reader: the Sanskrit text, written in familiar Roman letters, faces a fresh English translation, and the convenient pocket size… Full description

Bette And Joan: THE DIVINE FEUD


‘An absolute must-read’ VANITY FAIR

Bette Davis and Joan Crawford: two of the deadliest arch-rivals of all time. Born in the same year (though Davis swore ‘Crawford is five years older than me if she’s a day’), the two fought bitterly throughout their long and brilliant Hollywood careers. Joan became a star first, which always irked her rival, who suggested her success had come via the casting couch. ‘It sure as hell beats the hard cold floor’ was Crawford’s scathing response. According to…

Renaissance England’s Chief Rabbi: John Selden



In the midst of an age of prejudice, John Selden’s immense, neglected rabbinical works contain magnificent Hebrew scholarship that respects, to an extent remarkable for the times, the self-understanding of Judaism. Scholars celebrated for their own broad and deep learning gladly conceded Selden’s superiority and conferred on him titles such as ‘the glory of the English nation’ (Hugo Grotius), ‘Monarch in letters’ (Ben Jonson), ‘the chief of learned men reputed in this land’ (John Milton)….