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Assisted Dying – Who Makes The Final Decision? edited by Lesley Close and Jo Cartwright

Assisted Dying debate today

The debate on Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying bill is being debated in the House of Lords today (18.7.14). Peter Owen Publishers are pleased and proud to be associated with Dignity In Dying, having co-published Assisted Dying: Who Makes the Final Decision? earlier this year

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The Boat in the Evening Tarjei Vesaas

David Gray meets Tarjei Vessas

Last year we found out that both Giorgio Armani and Manchester United’s Juan Mata were big fans of Hermann Hesse. In 2014, no less than David Gray is inspired by  Tarjei Vessas on his new album, Mutineers, with a song called ‘The Incredible inspired by a passage from The Boat In The Evening. In fact, the […]

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Blood of angels Johanna Sinisalo

The Blood of Angels – coverage building in the U.S.

Johanna Sinisalo’s The Blood of Angels, about to be published over here, has already garnered some exciting pre-publication coverage in the U.S. It has been previewed in SF Signal  and was featured as a  “Top 10 SF, Fantasy & Horror” title in the latest issue of Publishers Weekly in the preview of Fall 2014 books.   

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To the Slaughterhouse Jean Giono

Edmund White on Jean Giono

In a major article in the 5th June issue of New York Review of Books, Edmund White talks about, among others, To The Slaughterhouse by Jean Giono. This is one of the the first – and one of the best – fictional interpretations of the carnage and trauma of the First World War. The article […]

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