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A bold, fresh biography of the world's first modern painter As presented with "blood and bone and sinew" (Times Literary Supplement) by Peter Robb, Caravaggio's wild and tempestuous life was a provocation to a culture in a state of siege. The of the sixteenth…read more

Christmas Day

by Paul Durcan

|September 30, 2011

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For most of us Christmas is the season of huge helpings of good food, good drink, and with luck, good cheer, as the rituals of cracker-pulling, present-giving and happy or sulphurous family reunions fizzle and bang through the long afternoon. For anyone who has…read more

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The engrossing and controversial biography of Caravaggio that is 'written with the urgency of a detective novel': 'a wild ride' [New York Review of Books] 'a genius move' [Village Voice] 'Caravaggio took art to the edge, Robb takes biography there'. [Publishers…read more

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Informative, timely and accessible introduction to the study of South Asia by leading scholars in the field.read more

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A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year From the author of M and A Death in Brazil comes Midnight in Sicily . South of mainland Italy lies the island of Sicily, home to an ancient culture that--with…read more

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Sal's being tried out as a hitman and b eing dumb's no problem. Baz is a wannabe celebrity chef - he can't cook, and he's got a secret. Fayette's fourteen. She just wants to kill her step-father and have fun. Pig's Blood is about people with dreams. It ends…read more

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This book analyses the character of British rule in nineteenth-century India, by focusing on the underlying ideas and the practical repercussions of agrarian policy. It argues that the great rent law debate and the Bengal Tenancy Act of 1885 helped constitute a…read more

A Death in Brazil

by Peter Robb

|August 1, 2004

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The story of an encounter with one of the world’s greatest and strangest countries. Combining travel, history, culture and his own memories of twenty years of Brazilian life, Robb delves into the past and present of a baroque country, writing about Brazil’s…read more

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The first systematic attempt to introduce a full range of Japanese scholarship on the agrarian history of British India to the English-language reader. Suggests the fundamental importance of an Asian comparative perspective for the understanding of Indian history.read more

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Partez à la rencontre des secrets les plus sombres de la Sicile Au sud de l'Italie, la Sicile - une île aux paysages arides, aux côtes magnifiques et aux trésors artistiques uniques - attire conquérants et voyageurs depuis des siècles. Au cœur de cette rare…read more

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Sal's being tried out as a hitman and b eing dumb's no problem. Baz is a wannabe celebrity chef - he can't cook, and he's got a secret. Fayette's fourteen. She just wants to kill her step-father and have fun. Pig's Blood is about people with dreams. It ends…read more

Midnight in Sicily

by Peter Robb

|November 1, 2012

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Personal account of the mafia and the Italian south, where Robb lived fourteen years.read more