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The Zealot: A Roman Legion Novel
Simon Scarrow

Overlook Hardcover, 2014

Trouble is brewing on the eastern frontier of the Roman Empire. The troops are in a deplorable state, while the corrupt behavior of their senior officers threatens to undermine the army’s control of the region. To restore the competence of the men defending a vital fort, two experienced centurions are dispatched to Judea. On their arrival Macro and Cato discover that Bannus, a local tribesman, is fomenting rebellion amongst the followers of ...


Aunts Aren't Gentlemen
P.G. Wodehouse

Overlook Hardcover, 2009

A tome of well-mannered high comedy, from the "unrivaled master of the comedy of manners" ( Entertainment Weekly ) In Aunts Aren't Gentlemen Bertie Wooster withdraws to the village of Maiden Eggesford on doctor's orders to "sleep the sleep of the just and lead the quiet Martini-less life." Only the presence of the irrepressible Aunt Dahlia shatters the rustic peace. A classic-the last book written by Woodhouse featuring Bertie and Jeeves. ...


History of the Philippines: From Indios Bravos to Filipinos
Luis Francia

Overlook Hardcover, 2010

The Philippines is a country in its adolescence, struggling by fits and starts to emerge from a rich, troubled and multilayered past. From its first settlement through the arrival of the Spanish in the 16th century to the subsequent American occupation and beyond, History of the Philippines recasts various Philippine narratives- familiar and unfamiliar-with an eye for the layers of colonial and post-colonial history that have created this ...


War of Attrition: Fighting the First World War
William Philpott

Overlook Hardcover, 2014

The Great War of 1914–1918 was the first mass conflict to fully mobilize the resources of industrial powers against one another, resulting in a brutal, bloody, protracted war of attrition between the world’s great economies. Now, one hundred years after the first guns of August rang out on the Western front, historian William Philpott reexamines the causes and lingering effects of the first truly modern war. Drawing on the experience of ...


The Unpersuadables: Adventures with the Enemies of Science
Will Storr

Overlook Hardcover, 2014

While excavating fossils in the tropics of Australia with a celebrity creationist, Will Storr asked himself a simple question. Why don’t facts work? Why, that is, did the obviously intelligent man beside him sincerely believe in Adam and Eve, the Garden of Eden and a six-thousand-year-old Earth, in spite of the evidence against them? It was the start of a journey that would lead Storr all over the world—from Texas to Warsaw to the Outer ...


The Inimitable Jeeves (The Collector's Wodehouse)
P.G. Wodehouse

Overlook Hardcover, 2007

[Read by Frederick Davidson] When Bingo Little falls in love at a Camberwell subscription dance and Bertie Wooster drops into the mulligatawny, there's work for a wet-nurse. Who better than Jeeves?


Russia: A 1000-Year Chronicle of the Wild East
Martin Sixsmith

Overlook Hardcover, 2012

Combining in-depth research with his personal experiences as the BBC Moscow correspondent for almost twenty years, Sixsmith tells Russia's full and fascinating story, from its foundation in the last years of the tenth century to the first years of the twenty-first, skillfully tracing the conundrums of modern Russia to their roots in its troubled past. Covering politics, music, literature and art, he explores the myths Russians have ...


Henry Darger, Throwaway Boy: The Tragic Life of an Outsider Artist
Jim Elledge

Overlook Hardcover, 2013

Utterly unknown during his lifetime, Henry Darger led a quiet, secluded existence as a janitor on Chicago's North Side. When he died, his landlord discovered a treasure trove of more than three hundred canvases and more than 30,000 manuscript pages depicting a rich, shocking fantasy world—many featuring hermaphroditic children being eviscerated, crucified, and strangled. While some art historians tend to dismiss Darger as possibly ...


Phantoms on the Bookshelves
Jacques Bonnet

Overlook Hardcover, 2012

The enthralling memoir on the art of living with books Phantoms on the Bookshelves considers how our personal libraries reveal our true natures: far more than merely crowded shelves, they are living labyrinths of our innermost feelings. The author, a lifelong accumulator of books ancient and modern, lives in a house large enough to accommodate his many thousands of volumes, as well as overspill from the libraries of his friends. While his ...


The Swoop! and the Military Invasion of America (Collector's Wodehouse)
P.G. Wodehouse

Overlook Hardcover, 2014

Clarence Chugwater is not a Boy Scout for nothing. It is summer 1909 and everyone is too interested in country cricket to notice that England have been invaded by the Germans. And the Russians. And the Chinese. Not to mention a ‘boisterous band of Young Turks’, a mad Mullah and a brace of North African pirates. The government has recently abolished the army so there is nothing to be done about it anyway, except give a masterly display of ...


Summer Lightning
P. G. Wodehouse

Overlook Hardcover, 2003

The fall brings season brings three more antic selections from comic genius, P. G. Wodehouse. In Summer Lightning , the Honorable Galahad Threepwood has decided to write his memoirs and everyone dives for cover; meanwhile, Lord Emsworth's prize pig has been stolen, and the castle is abuzz with imposters all pretending to be one another.


The Code of the Woosters
P. G. Wodehouse

Overlook Hardcover, 2000

On the 25th anniversary of Wodehouse's death, booksellers and readers will be cheered to find the finest editions available of his classic novels--the first in a series of his best known works--by one of the greatest English comic writers of our time. Fans devoted to the master of comic fiction P. G. Wodehouse are legion. He represents an antic high point in the world of farce and social satire. Best known for the creation of two fictional ...


Jeeves in the Offing (A Jeeves and Bertie Novel)
P. G. Wodehouse

Overlook Hardcover, 2002

Fans of P. G. Wodehouse's comic genius are legion, and their devotion to his masterful command of hilarity borders on obsession. Overlook happily feeds the obsession with four more antic selections from the master. Blandings Castle is a collection of tales concerning Lord Emsworth and the Threepwood clan, while Jeeves in the Offing finds Bertie Wooster in yet another scrape-with the peerless Jeeves out of sight, on vacation! Poor Bertie ...


The Soul of Discretion: A Chief Superintendent Simon Serrailler Mystery (Chief Superintendent Simon ...
Susan Hill

Overlook Hardcover, 2014

Susan Hill—the Man Booker Prize nominee and winner of the Whitbread, Somerset Maugham, and John Llewellyn Rhys awards—returns with a gripping new novel, the latest chapter in one of the most acclaimed mystery series of our time. From the outside, the cathedral town of Lafferton seems idyllic, but in many ways it is just like any other place. It suffers from the same kinds of crime, is subject to the same pressures from a rapidly changing ...


Wonderkid: A Novel
Wesley Stace

Overlook Hardcover, 2014

From Wesley Stace—formerly known as singer-songwriter John Wesley Harding—the hugely entertaining novel about the touring life of America’s unlikeliest rock stars Sold-out concerts, screaming fans, TV shows, Number Ones. This is the rock and roll dream, and the Wonderkids are living it. But something’s wrong. The gigs are sold out, sure, but the halls are packed with little kids—not sexy hipsters. And that screaming? It sounds ...


Kid Brady Stories and a Man of Means (Collector's Wodehouse)
P.G. Wodehouse

Overlook Hardcover, 2014

P.G. Wodehouse is recognized as the greatest English comic writer of the twentieth century, rightly admired throughout the world and translated into more than thirty languages. Launched on the twenty-fifth anniversary of his death, this series presents each Overlook Wodehouse as the finest edition of the master’s work ever published—beautifully designed and faithful to the original. This season, Overlook is pleased to offer the latest two ...


Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores
Jen Campbell

Overlook Hardcover, 2012

"What is your biggest pet peeve?" This simple Twitter question posed by John Cleese inspired bookseller Jen Campbell to start a blog collecting all the ridiculous conversations overheard in her bookstore, everything from "Did Beatrix Potter ever write a book about dinosaurs?" to "Did Charles Dickens ever write anything fun?" Anyone who has ever worked in retail will nod knowingly at requests like "I’ve forgotten my glasses, can you read me ...


The Amber Road: Warrior of Rome: Book VI
Harry Sidebottom

Overlook Hardcover, 2014

In the sixth novel in Harry Sidebottom’s acclaimed and bestselling Warrior of Rome historical fiction series, Ballista returns to undertake yet another epic mission—while the Roman Empire reels in chaos around him. In AD 264, the Roman Empire has been torn in two. The western provinces—Gaul, Spain and Britain—have been seized by Postumus, the pretender to the throne. To the east, on the plains of northern Italy, the armies of the emperor ...


If I Were You (Collector's Wodehouse)
P.G. Wodehouse

Overlook Hardcover, 2013

P.G. Wodehouse is recognized as the greatest English comic writer of the tw"entieth century, rightly admired throughout the world and translated into more than thirty languages. Launched on the twenty-fifth anniversary of his death, this series presents each Overlook Wodehouse as the finest edition of the master's work ever published--beautifully designed and faithful to the original. This season, Overlook is pleased to offer the latest two ...


Carry On, Jeeves (A Jeeves and Bertie Novel)
P. G. Wodehouse

Overlook Hardcover, 2003

A full cast of Wodehouse creations—including tyrannical relatives, beastly acquaintances, demon children, and literary fatheads—return for further near catastrophes and sparkling comedy A Gentleman of Leisure is a comic novel dedicated to Douglas Fairbanks—who starred in the film version—and concerns a young man, his love life, and a burglary. Famiiliar Wodehouse characters from both sides of the ocean make appearances. Meanwhile, in ...



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