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Travel & Tourism

Italian Life: A Modern Fable of Loyalty and Betrayal

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(141 reviews)

'Parks... offers detailed cultural observation, witty yet eagle-eyed, of what makes Italians so Italian' The Times How does Italy really work? When Valeria travels from hot, dusty Basilicata to begin her studies in a... See More

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Contemporary Fiction

Home Thoughts

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(7 reviews)

Julia has left home. She has gone to Italy. She has left her lover, her job, her flat, the closely-knit group of friends who meant so much to her. Why? And the motley group of ex-pats she finds in Verona, the Oxbridge... See More

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World Literature

Shear

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(4 reviews)

An English geologist working on a Mediterranean island becomes embroiled in a nightmare web of deceit, corruption, lust and tragedy in Tim Parks' mesmeric story of a man whose life will be shattered like the fatal fragment... See More

£5.99 Price verified 2 days ago
Essays & Correspondence

The Fighter: Literary Essays

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(1 review)

One of Britain's outstanding novelists, Tim Parks is also a provocative, entertaining and accomplished essayist. This new collection's title is drawn from D. H. Lawrence's fundamental belligerence, and how all the... See More

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World Literature

Goodness

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(15 reviews)

George Crawley has finally got his life running along satisfyingly straight lines. Having made a success of his career and saved his faltering marriage, he is secure in the belief that he is master of his own destiny. Then... See More

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Essays & Correspondence

Hell And Back

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(6 reviews)

In Hell and Back, Tim Parks reminds us just how exciting the essay form can be - turning his attention to classic authors like Dante, Borges and Leopardi, as well as various contemporary writers including Vikram Seth, W.G... See More

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Literary Fiction

Thomas and Mary: A Love Story

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(76 reviews)

'Somehow it seemed to him the only thing that would really solve the problem would be to return to the sea and find the old ring with their names and the wedding date engraved inside, in 22-carat gold, and put it on again... See More

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Contemporary Fiction

Destiny

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(9 reviews)

Three months after returning to England, Christopher Burton, receives a phone-call at the reception desk of the Rembrandt Hotel, Knightsbridge that informs him of his son's suicide. But why on receiving this terrible news... See More

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History & Criticism

Where I'm Reading From: The Changing World of Books

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(46 reviews)

Should you finish every book you start? How has your family influenced the way you read? What is literary style? How is the Nobel Prize like the World Cup? Why do you hate the book your friend likes? Is writing really... See More

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Literary Fiction

Europa

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(48 reviews)

Discover Tim Parks' darkly funny and deeply prescient Booker prize-shortlisted novel about the European experience. A brilliantly comic and dyspeptic novel about an obsessive love gone sour. Europa follows Jerry Marlow, a... See More

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Contemporary Fiction

Tongues of Flame

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(16 reviews)

The gift of tongues, prophecy exorcism... what might such concepts mean in a complacent backwater of North London? For Richard Bowen, adolescence becomes a nightmare when his parents join the charismatic movement and find a... See More

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Literary Fiction

In Extremis

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(100 reviews)

Thomas needs to speak to his mother before she dies. But he's set to give a talk to a conference of physiotherapists in the Netherlands; if he leaves now will he get to her deathbed in time? Will he be able to say what he... See More

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Out of My Head: On the Trail of Consciousness

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(57 reviews)

Is my experience real? Or just a movie in my head? Am I no more than a super computer? You are your brain, neuroscientists tell us. Everything happens in there. Yet even the most sophisticated brain scan cannot tell us... See More

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Contemporary Fiction

Rapids

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(14 reviews)

In the dramatic landscape of the Italian Alps a group of English canoeists arrive for an 'introduction to white water.' Camping, eating and paddling together, six adults and nine adolescents seem set to enjoy what their... See More

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Travel & Tourism

An Italian Education

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(169 reviews)

How does an Italian become Italian? Or an Englishman English, for that matter? Are foreigners born, or made? In An Italian Education Tim Parks focuses on his own young children in the small village near Verona where he... See More

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Literary Fiction

Cleaver

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(38 reviews)

Overweight and overwrought, Howard Cleaver, London's most successful journalist, abruptly abandons home, partner, mistresses and above all television, the instrument that brought him identity and power. It is the autumn of... See More

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Crime, Thriller & Mystery

Cara Massimina

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(34 reviews)

Bored and broke, Morris Duckworth, an English teacher in Verona, stumbles on a plan for financial salvation - to marry Massimina, one of his lovelier students. And if his intentions are frustrated by a suspicious... See More

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Travel & Tourism

Italian Neighbours: An Englishman in Verona

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(291 reviews)

"Am I giving the impression that I don't like the Veneto? It's not true. I love it. But like any place that's become home I hate it too." How does an Englishman cope when he moves to Italy - not the tourist idyll but the... See More

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Crime, Thriller & Mystery

Mimi's Ghost

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(20 reviews)

Morris Duckworth can't get over Mimi. But maybe he should have thought of that before he murdered her and married her sister. Now Mimi's back as a ghost, and she seems to be suggesting the way to redemption for Morris... See More

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World Literature

Adultery And Other Diversions

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(21 reviews)

'An invigorating discussion of general ills, this collection of autobiographical essays ranges over adultery and parenthood, ghosts and gods, fiction and football. Living in Italy seems to sharpen the author's prose and make... See More

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Literary Fiction

Painting Death

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(58 reviews)

From the bestselling author of Italian Ways and Italian Neighbours comes a darkly comic new novel of murder in Veronese high society Morris Duckworth has a dark past. Having married and murdered his way into a wealthy... See More

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The Novel: A Survival Skill (The Literary Agenda)

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(23 reviews)

The Literary Agenda is a series of short polemical monographs about the importance of literature and of reading in the wider world and about the state of literary education inside schools and universities. The category of... See More

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A Season With Verona

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(372 reviews)

'Delves into the very essence of being a fan, while seamlessly exploring Italian history, politics, culture and society,' Guardian Is Italy a united country, or a loose affiliation of warring states? Is Italian football a... See More

£9.99 Price verified 2 days ago
Professional & Technical

Calm: Vintage Minis

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(16 reviews)

How do we find calm in our frantic modern world? Tim Parks - lifelong sceptic of all things spiritual - finds himself on a Buddhist meditation retreat trying to answer this very question. With brutal honesty and dry wit, he... See More

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Historical Fiction

Hotel Milano: Booker shortlisted author of Europa

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(185 reviews)

From the bestselling, Booker-shortlisted chronicler of Italy, a classic novel about a man's emotional reckoning in a changed world far from home Frank's reclusive existence in a leafy part of London is shattered when he is... See More

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History & Criticism

Pen in Hand: Reading, Re-reading and Other Mysteries

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(4 reviews)

How can other people like the books we don't like? What benefit can we get from rereading a work? Can we read better? If so, how? These and many other questions, ranging from the field of writing to that of reading and... See More

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