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The Fairy Doll and Other Tales from the Dolls' House: The Best of Rumer Godden
Discover Rumer Godden's magical stories in this beautiful collection
An Episode of Sparrows: A Virago Modern Classic
Someone has been digging up the private garden in the Square. Miss Angela Chesney of the Garden Committee is sure that a gang of local boys is to blame, but her sister, Olivia, isn't so sure. She wonders why the neighbourhood...
Rumer Godden: International and Intermodern Storyteller
From 1929 to 1997, Rumer Godden published more than 60 books, including novels, biographies, children's books, and poetry. Focusing on Godden's writing from the 1930s onward, this title demonstrates the richness and variety of...
The Peacock Spring
Not a usual marker, but a feather, a tip feather from a peacock's train, lucently blue and green ...
The Fairy Doll and Other Tales from the Dolls' House
Discover the secret life of dolls in this beautiful collection.
The Dark Horse: A Virago Modern Classic
'All horses can walk - some badly, some well, but to a few is given a gift of movement feline in its grace, a slouching, flowing continuous movement that is a joy to watch. Dark Invader strode in glorious rhythm, his great...
Kingfishers Catch Fire: A Virago Modern Classic
Set in Kashmir, this is the story of Sophie, a young and idealistic Englishwoman with two young daughters who decides to set up house in a remote Indian village. However, her blissful ignorance of the turmoil that her arrival...
Breakfast with the Nikolides: A Virago Modern Classic
Louise sets out for India with her two daughters to stay with her estranged husband. They arrive at his farm in the vast plains of East Bengal and soon the fragile relationships between the four family members start to break...
Black Narcissus: A Virago Modern Classic
Beginning work in the orchards and opening a school and a dispensary for the Himalayan mountain people, the Sisters of Mary are dependent for help on the English agent, Mr Dean. But his charm and insolent candour are...
The Greengage Summer
On and off, all that hot French August, we made ourselves ill from eating the greengages ...
Coromandel Sea Change
'They came for the sea change,' said Auntie Sanni and she might have added ... 'into something rich and strange'
Listen to the Nightingale: A Virago Modern Classic
'Never forget, Charlotte, you were born to be a dancer ...Never forget. Promise.' Before her ballet teacher died, Lottie promised Madame Holbein to be the dancer her mother never lived to become. Orphaned at birth, Lottie has been...
Thursday’s Children: A Virago Modern Classic
Doone Penny is a child with a gift - he was born to dance. But though others recognise his talent, there is little encouragement from his family. His mother preens over his pretty sister, Crystal, also a dancer, but fiercely...
The River: A Virago Modern Classic
Set in the Bay of Bengal, 'The River' is the story of Harriet, an English girl caught between two worlds. Her sister is no longer a playmate, her brother is still a child. For Harriet, the comforting rhythm of childhood is about...
A timeless children's classic reissued with a stunning new package.
The Story of Holly and Ivy
It is the day before Christmas and the toys in Mr Blossom's shop know it is their last chance to be sold. Holly, a little doll dressed especially for Christmas, wishes hard for her own special child to come and buy her. But the...
Russian Foreign Policy Beyond Putin
Examines the key drivers of Russian foreign policy - domestic politics and economic, military and security considerations - and concludes with recommendations for Western policymakers on how to deal with Russia's return to the...
The Fairy Doll
A beautiful edition of this delightful story about fairies by a master storyteller -- published in the Godden centenary year
A timeless children's classic reissued in Rumer Godden's Centenary year.
Day in and day out the dutiful mousewife works alongside her mousehusband in the house of Miss Barbara Wilkinson. It is a nice house and the mousewife is for the most part happy collecting crumbs and preparing a nest for her...
An Episode of Sparrows
In post-World War II London, two street-tough children attempt to build a hidden garden--an act that awakens hidden courage in the children and profoundly disrupts the neighborhood.
Barrier Containment Technologies for the Environmental Remediation Applications
Assessing the advantages, limitations and performance of each containment component, both individually and in combinations, this comprehensive review examines the state of knowledge, constructability and response of the three main...
The Doll’s House
The activities, sorrows, and joys of a family of dolls living in an old doll house are related from the dolls' point of view.
I See Stars
Never Give It Up
Great Grandfather’s House
Keiko is sent from her city life in Japan to stay in the country with Great Grandfather. She finds that her cousin Yoji is also a guest, and she is not best pleased, for she wants everything to be exactly as she wants it to be....