Illustrator Abigail Larson's brilliant imagining of Mary Shelley side-by-side with her legendary creation, Frankenstein's Monster
Now available for order in Finds are:
The Stories of William Sansom
A Solitary War, Lucifer Before Sunrise, and The Gale of the World by Henry Williamson
All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams
Mary Shelley by Miranda Seymour
One Man and His Plot by Michael Leapman
Gerard Manley Hopkins by Robert Bernard Martin
Old Men Forget by Duff Cooper
Diana Cooper by Philip Ziegler
Founder by Amos Elon
Writing at the Kitchen Table by Artemis Cooper
Sir Robert Peel by Norman Gash
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Tagged amos elon, artemis cooper, charles williams, diana cooper, duff cooper, elizabeth david, frankenstein (mary shelley), gerard manley hopkins, henry williamson, mary shelley (miranda seymour), michael leapman, norman gash, philip ziegler, robert bernard martin, sir robert peel, william sansom
Over at the excellent Bookdagger the crime novelist, editor and commentator Martin Edwards has kindly written a piece drawing attention to Finds’ reissuing of Colin Watson’s crime novels and the ‘metaphysical thrillers’ of Charles Williams. Martin signs off with a flourish that gladdens our hearts in particular:
“The extraordinarily wide variety of uncommon books that are now available from Faber Finds underlines the increasing significance of print on demand publishing. And it is a phenomenon that is great news for avid readers…”
Here is a roll-call of the most recently reissued titles in Finds, now available to order from our site and on Amazon:
The Deer Cry Pavilion: A Story of Westerners in Japan 1868-1905 by Pat Barr
The pavilion in question, the Rokumeikan, became a symbol of Japan’s westernisation during the Meiji period of the late 1800s/early 1900s: designed by English architect Josiah Conder for the housing of government guests and the hosting of grand parties. The Rokumeikan made for one sort of lightning-rod amid the rush of foreigners into newly-’enlightened’ Japan, but Pat Barr tells the tales of umpteen others in this richly fascinating study.
The Double Bond – Primo Levi: A Biography by Carole Angier
The anguished life of Primo Levi is explored with uncommon acuity in this powerful biography which was lauded on first publication in the Independent (Lesley Chamberlain) and Guardian (Blake Morrison).
Explaining Hitler: The Search for the Origin of His Evil by Ron Rosenbaum
The meditative work that, inter alia, inspired Norman Mailer’s final novel The Castle in the Forest – Mailer saying of Rosenbaum’s work that it “stimulated the hell out of me, absolutely knocked me out…”
“Personal without being self-indulgent, erudite without being pedantic, written with passion and a moral engagement worthy of its momentous subject, ‘Explaining Hitler’ is an exemplary work of intellectual journalism, an idiosyncratic classic.” Gary Kamiya, Salon.
Science in History: Volume 4, The Social Sciences by J. D. Bernal
The concluding volume of Bernal’s exceptional survey.
The East End: Four Centuries of London Life by Alan Palmer
Palmer’s homage to a vanished quarter of the capital.
Erskine Childers by Jim Ring
Authoritative study of the prominent Irish nationalist and author of Riddle of the Sands.
Queen Victoria by Giles St Aubyn
Masterly biography of the great British monarch.
Essays on Russian and East European Music by Gerald Abraham
A set of essays including the first publication of “The Opera of Stanislaw Moniuszko”.
Follow My Black Plume by Geoffrey Trease
Rip-roaring fiction for young readers, about an English lad getting caught up in Giuseppe Garibaldi’s fight for Italian independence.
The Innocent Moon by Henry Williamson
Volume 9 of A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight
The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams
Another of Williams’ unsettling supernatural fictions, this one deriving its threat from the Tarot.
The Killing of Sally Keemer by Christopher Lee
The second of Lee’s ‘Bath Detective’ series
Da Silva Da Silva’s Cultivated Wilderness and Genesis of the Clowns by Wilson Harris
A fictional diptych from the great Guyanan novelist
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Tagged adolf hitler, bath detective (lee), carole angier, charles williams, christopher lee, erskine childers, faber finds, geoffrey trease, gerald abraham, giles st aubyn, henry williamson, j.d. bernal, jim ring, meiji japan, pat barr, primo levi, queen victoria, ron rosenbaum, wilson harris