Books by Publisher: Faber & Faber Plays

    The Cure at Troy

    By Seamus Heaney

    Paperback £9.05

    A version of Sophocles' Philoctetes that tells of the wounded hero marooned upon an island by the Greeks during the Siege of Troy. As the conflict comes to a climax, the Greeks begin to realise they cannot win the Trojan war without Philoctetes' invincible bow, and turn back to seek...

    Playing the Bass with Three Left Hands

    By Will Carruthers

    Paperback Save £1.14 = £7.85

    I can confirm that should you ever find yourself on stage playing the bass guitar with three left hands, it is usually the one in the middle that is the real one. Playing the Bass with Three Left Hands tells the story of one of the most revered British bands...

    Widening Income Inequality

    By Frederick Seidel

    Paperback Save £1.94 = £9.05

    With poems that seem earnest one moment and flippant the next, this book includes poems that deal with high-society cocktail parties to street-level poverty, genocide to Obamacare, New York to Syria.

    The Secret Books

    By Marcel Theroux

    Hardback Save £2.74 = £10.25

    Seeking adventure, a young man flees the drudgery of shopkeeping in Tsarist Russia to make a new life among the bohemians and revolutionaries of 19th century Paris. Travelling undercover in the mountains of British India, he discovers a manuscript that transforms the world's understanding of the historical Jesus.

    Gerry Adams: An Unauthorised Life

    By Malachi O'Doherty

    Paperback Save £3.54 = £11.45

    From fanatical, revolutionary street politician in perpetual danger of arrest and assassination, Adams became a political leader with access to the British and Irish Prime Ministers and the US President, and a key player in the delicate work of peace-making. This book tells his story.

    Ariel

    By Derek Johns

    Paperback Save £1.54 = £8.45

    Derek Johns was Jan Morris's literary agent for twenty years, and Ariel is a literary life, an appreciation of the work and achievements of someone who besides being a delightful writer is known to many as a generous, affectionate, witty and irreverent friend.

    Known and Strange Things

    By Teju Cole

    Paperback Save £1.14 = £7.85

    A collection of essays from the award-winning author of Open City and Every Day Is for the Thief. It comes with pieces on politics, photography, travel, history and literature. It covers subjects as diverse as Virginia Woolf, W G Sebald, Instagram, Barack Obama and Boko Haram.

    Her Every Fear

    By Peter Swanson

    Paperback Save £0.74 = £7.25

    Following a brutal attack, Kate makes the uncharacteristically bold decision of moving from London to Boston, in an apartment swap with her cousin, Corbin Dell. But after her arrival Kate makes a shocking discovery: Corbin's next-door neighbour, Audrey Marshall, may have been murdered. Far from home and emotionally unstable, who...

    Neil LaBute: Plays 2: The Shape of Things; Fat Pig; In a Dark Dark House; In a Forest, Dark and Deep

    By Neil LaBute

    Paperback Save £5.14 = £13.85

    'LaBute takes us to shadowy places we don't like to talk about, sometimes even to think about.' NewsdayObsession with surface and secrets runs through this second collection of Neil LaBute's work. The Shape of Things peels back the skin of modern-day relationships to ask how far someone might change themselves...

    Pocket Playhouse: Thirty-six short entertainments

    By Michael Frayn

    Hardback £10.25

    Each sketch reveals the author's infectious delight in writing between the lines of theatre, fiction and comedy.Charmingly packaged and published with flair, Pocket Playhouse is the perfect gift for all theatre and comedy writers.

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