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Kalpaz Publications/Gyan Books Pvt Ltd, 2005. Hardcover. New. The book is on George W. Bush and his Adventures in power. Being the son of a former president he must have enjoyed the privileges of an important father, but until his forties he was Failure in all Business enterprises and these failings haunted him into his forties. Critics say he was exceptionally lucky in politics. After a life-full of set-backs, he enters Politics and fights for Governor of Texas and defeats Ann Richards and wins. As Governor, his ability as ruler has been tested and proved. He was re-elected Governor in 1998, and placed himself firmly in the route for wresting the Republican nomination for presidency in 2000. In a very controversial election verdict, George W.Bush was declared president by the Supreme Court. But he proves that Bush Jr. in The White House is a very extraordinary ruler of leadership, dynamism, vision, and courage. He now represents the only superpower on earth. Enemies say he is a stupid fellow placed at the centrestage only because of his father’s wealth. Wealth can buy many things but not competence. Only a Bush could transform September/11 into the fighting platform if anti-terrorism war. He invades and destroys the strongholds of the high Priests of world terrorism. He went to War defiantly ignoring the desertion of mighty allies. And he is an undaunted unilateralist. He makes the Terrorist on the run, and proclaims to make the world a safer place to live in. so the world looks anxiously what will be verdict of America in the next presidential poll in November 2004. Contents: Author’s Foreword 1. Thinking Dangerously 2. Versailles Treaty and American Isolationism 3. Limited Wars Leading to Disasters 4. American Defeatism Riding on Scandals 5. Domestic Revolt Against Wars, Enemy-Sponsored 6. No War Today in Which America is Un-involved 7. Stories of Prisoner Abuse Hampering War-Effort 8. Is The War Won or Lost? 9. Japan, Germany, Marshall Plan and Reconstruction 10. America Liberates and that in Certain Promise 11. Colonisation and its Contradictions – The Bush Policy 12. A controversial Court Decree Appoints Bush Jr. As President 13. The Iraqi Marshall Plan and The Terrorist Revolt Against 14. Whether September/11 could have been Prevented? That Awful Speculation! 15. The European Betrayal 16. Media Plays into The Hands of the Enemy 17. The World Enquires into the Morals of the Iraq War 18. The Impact of Iraq War on Bush Re-election 19. America – The Nuclear Monopolist Refused to go Conquering 20. Journalist Posted on the Political Left? 21. Responses of the Courageous Vs The Cowardly 22. Those Fearing The Coming of Democracy in the Middle East 23. Afghan Invasion and the War on Terror 24. Farewell to Surrenders and the Resolve to Win Printed Pages: 266., Kalpaz Publications/Gyan Books Pvt Ltd, 2005, Kalpaz Publications/Gyan Books Pvt Ltd, 2005. Hardcover. New. The book is on George W. Bush and his Adventures in power. Being the son of a former president he must have enjoyed the privileges of an important father, but until his forties he was Failure in all Business enterprises and these failings haunted him into his forties. Critics say he was exceptionally lucky in politics. After a life-full of set-backs, he enters Politics and fights for Governor of Texas and defeats Ann Richards and wins. As Governor, his ability as ruler has been tested and proved. He was re-elected Governor in 1998, and placed himself firmly in the route for wresting the Republican nomination for presidency in 2000. In a very controversial election verdict, George W.Bush was declared president by the Supreme Court. But he proves that Bush Jr. in The White House is a very extraordinary ruler of leadership, dynamism, vision, and courage. He now represents the only superpower on earth. Enemies say he is a stupid fellow placed at the centrestage only because of his father’s wealth. Wealth can buy many things but not competence. Only a Bush could transform September/11 into the fighting platform if anti-terrorism war. He invades and destroys the strongholds of the high Priests of world terrorism. He went to War defiantly ignoring the desertion of mighty allies. And he is an undaunted unilateralist. He makes the Terrorist on the run, and proclaims to make the world a safer place to live in. so the world looks anxiously what will be verdict of America in the next presidential poll in November 2004. Contents: Author’s Foreword 1. Thinking Dangerously 2. Versailles Treaty and American Isolationism 3. Limited Wars Leading to Disasters 4. American Defeatism Riding on Scandals 5. Domestic Revolt Against Wars, Enemy-Sponsored 6. No War Today in Which America is Un-involved 7. Stories of Prisoner Abuse Hampering War-Effort 8. Is The War Won or Lost? 9. Japan, Germany, Marshall Plan and Reconstruction 10. America Liberates and that in Certain Promise 11. Colonisation and its Contradictions – The Bush Policy 12. A controversial Court Decree Appoints Bush Jr. As President 13. The Iraqi Marshall Plan and The Terrorist Revolt Against 14. Whether September/11 could have been Prevented? That Awful Speculation! 15. The European Betrayal 16. Media Plays into The Hands of the Enemy 17. The World Enquires into the Morals of the Iraq War 18. The Impact of Iraq War on Bush Re-election 19. America – The Nuclear Monopolist Refused to go Conquering 20. Journalist Posted on the Political Left? 21. Responses of the Courageous Vs The Cowardly 22. Those Fearing The Coming of Democracy in the Middle East 23. Afghan Invasion and the War on Terror 24. Farewell to Surrenders and the Resolve to Win Printed Pages: 266., Kalpaz Publications/Gyan Books Pvt Ltd, 2005, London England: Umbria Press. Very Good. 2012. 1st Paperback Edition. Soft Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Octavo 978954607821 Paperback Paperback. Life Between the Lines. The author has an exciting story to tell. Berlin-born, he lived through the horrors of Nazi persecution and aged eight witnessed the Kristallnacht, and the smashing of his parents' shop windows. The Izbickis somehow escaped to England and the author describes life as a refugee, unable to speak or understand a single word of English. He leads the reader along the remarkable journey from school to university, the first of his family to enter higher education, and through his adventurous time as an officer during national service in Egypt and Libya. But the best part of his life came when he decided to become a journalist. He rose to become the distinguished education correspondent of the Daily Telegraph and after eighteen years moved to Paris to head the Telegraph's office there. When he left the newspaper to join the Committee of Directors of Polytechnica, he played a leading part in transforming the country's polytechnics into 'new universities'. His professional and personal relationships with minister and prime ministers, including Harold Wilson, Margaret Thatcher and Keith Jospeh, make for fascinating reading - but he has never forgotten his childhood under fascism, nor the tragic fate that befell the many close relatives left behind in Nazi Germany. Illustrated. 359 pp. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. academic and scholarly books and Modern First Editions, Reference books ,and all types of Academic Literature.) ., Umbria Press, 2012, Parthian Books, UK, 2011. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good Condition. Available Now. Book Description: 1949: Egypt's struggle against its British occupiers moves towards crisis; Israel declares its statehood, driving out the Arabs; Joe Roberts, an RAF sergeant, his wife Ailsa and daughter, Nia, leave Wales for Egypt. "Into Suez" is a compelling human and political drama, set in the postwar period when Britain, the bankrupt victor of the Second World War, attempted to assert itself as an Imperial power in a world wholly altered. The novel is set in the run-up to the Suez Crisis, a template for future invasions (Iraq and Afghanistan being the most recent). In this moving story, Joe's tragedy is that of an ordinary working man of his generation: he's a lovely, humorous, emotional man in whom the common ration of racism and misogyny becomes a painful sickness. Ailsa, intelligent, curious and craving to explore the realities of the Egypt she enters, meets on the voyage out Mona, a Palestinian woman who excites in her yearning for a world beyond her horizons. When Joe's closest friend is murdered by Egyptian terrorists, their relationship spirals towards tragedy. Through it all, love remains. Looking back in old age, their daughter Nia follows in their wake to sail the Suez Canal with the aged Mona. Nia has been told her father was a war hero: now she will face a more painful truth. : Review: Alfred Hickling The Guardian, Saturday 24 April 2010 Stevie Davies is one of our most consistent and continually undervalued writers whose unsentimental, quietly revelatory novels have cropped up on the Booker and Orange shortlists without ever quite converting to a major prize. Into Suez, her 11th novel, deserves to be the one that brings wider renown, as it presents the most fully realised fusion of her personal and political histories to date. Into Suez by Stevie Davies 448pp, Parthian, GBP11.99 Buy Into Suez at the Guardian bookshop The idea for the book came while taking part in the 2003 protest in London against the Iraq war. Listening to the speeches in Hyde Park, Davies was reminded of Aneurin Bevan's words calling for a resolution to the Suez crisis in 1956: "The prime minister has been pretending that he has invaded Egypt in order to strengthen the United Nations. Every burglar could of course say the same thing, that he entered the house in order to train the police." Suez could be seen as the blueprint for every instance of disastrously mishandled Middle Eastern policy that followed. In Davies's story, Ailsa is an intelligent, self-sufficient young woman from the Welsh valleys who, accompanied by her young daughter Nia, sails out in 1947 to join her husband who is serving in the RAF at Ismalia in the Western Desert. Life in the world's largest military installation has some compensations, such as unrationed cherries in the company store. But the salt marshes of Suez are pitilessly inhospitable - "a lunar landscape as flat as Suffolk and sterile as death" - which leaves Ailsa to wonder "how many Arab labourers died to dig this ... ditch the Roberts family was arriving to defend as somehow British as the Manchester ship canal"? Wives of the rank and file are expected to keep their heads down and confine themselves to quarters. Yet Ailsa is spellbound by a sophisticated, dark-skinned concert pianist named Mona with whom she forms an attachment on the boat. Mona's husband is an Israeli army psychologist, which leads Ailsa to assume Mona must be Jewish; yet it transpires that she is an exiled Palestinian Arab. Also on the voyage is a young German refugee travelling to be reunited with her British husband and a querulous Welsh woman whose hostility towards anything foreign encapsulates the narrow, British fear of displacement. It's a cast of characters whose nationalities and circumstances are as confused and combustible as Suez itself; and though the story culminates in a distressingly well-executed denouement, Davies's main theme is what occurs when protocols are breached and privates' wives drawn into unguarded intimacy with the officer class. "What was Ailsa guilty of? Just getting out of line. Being, not even a black sheep, but a piebald sort of sheep in a field of whitish fleeces." As the daughter of an RAF officer herself, Davies has firsthand experience of being shunted round the remnants of empire: "The war had beggared and bankrupted Britain. We'd scuttled out of India and Palestine and we'd have to scuttle out of the rest of the Middle East. Scuttling was all we were good for." Davies first dealt with the traumas of being a bullied army child in 2001's The Element of Water; and her picture of the cruel indifference and blind prejudice of the British occupation of Egypt seems to have been further honed by her understanding of the average British forces boarding school. Davies frames the historical action with the contemporary account of Nia, who travels back to Egypt to meet her mother's friend Mona, still a celebrated and charismatic concert pianist in her old age. Nia's recollection of the 1950s is fragmentary, but formed of vivid impressions such as the sight of "stricken animals bleeding in the water". In one of the novel's most memorable scenes, we discover how bored British troops sailing to Suez used porpoises as target practice. "Ordered to do so, someone said. Uproar. Barbarians! Oh God, porpoises are only fish. Get a grip. Don't you eat fish and chips then?" It has to be pointed out to them that the creatures are warm-blooded mammals, like ourselves. But the incident serves as an example of Davies's remarkable ability to encapsulate imperial wrong-headedness in a single, indelibly recorded incident: cynical, gratuitous - neither sense nor purpose : About the Author: Stevie Davies was born in Swansea, Wales and spent a nomadic childhood in Egypt, Scotland and Germany. After studying at Manchester University, she went on to lecture there, returning to Swansea in 2001. She is Director of Creative Writing Swansea University. Stevie is both a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a Fellow of the Welsh Academy.She writes for the Guardian and Independent newspapers. INTO SUEZ is her eleventh novel. Her first, BOY BLUE (1987) won the Fawcett Society Book Prize in 1989. CLOSING THE BOOK (1994) was longlisted for the Booker Prize and shortlisted for the Fawcett Society Book Prize. Her fifth novel, FOUR DREAMERS AND EMILY, described as 'poignant, funny and luminous' by Helen Dunmore, was published in 1996. THE WEB OF BELONGING (1997) was shortlisted for the Arts Council of Wales Book of the Year Prize and the Portico prize and dramatized for ITV by Alan Plater. Her next novel, IMPASSIONED CLAY (1999) was also shortlisted for the Arts Council of Wales Book of the Year Award. Her eighth novel, THE ELEMENT OF WATER (2001), was longlisted both for the Booker and the Orange Prizes and won the Arts Council of Wales Book of the Year Award for 2002; Stevie adapted it as a radio play for BBC Radio 4. Her ninth novel, KITH AND KIN was longlisted for the Orange Prize and the film rights have been bought. THE EYRIE was published in 2007, to great acclaim. Stevie has also written thirteen books of literary criticism and history including UNBRIDLED SPIRITS: WOMEN OF THE ENGLISH REVOLUTION (1998). A CENTURY OF TROUBLES: ENGLAND 1600-1700 (2001) accompanied the Channel 4 series of documentary films about the century. Size: 3.2 x 13.3 x 19.7 cm. 448 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Contemporary Fiction; ISBN: 190699837X. ISBN/EAN: 9781906998370. Inventory No: B242-1111. . 9781906998370, Parthian Books, 2011

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New York: Inter. Universities Press. Minor bumping & soiling to bds, conts. clean, overall vg. 1952. 1st edition. hb. 8vo no dj pp. 224. "Dedicated to the Christians who gave their lives for persecuted Jews". ., Inter. Universities Press, 1952, Jerusalem: Thomas Dunne Books, 1952. Ex library copy with label and number on spine of rather tatty dustwrapper; card pocket and ink stamp on f/ep and another stamp on rev of title page; pages are all browned, otherwise a good clean tight copy of this hard-cover book. A collection of short articles written by Sam ''Shim'on'' Smaragd, a young Jew who escaped from Austria aged 14 and came to Palestine in 1940 aged 16. He lived and worked on a Kibbutz, later joining the British Army and serving in Persia. After the War he joined the Haganah fighters and was killed in action against the Egyptians in 1948. 292pp, 9 b&w illustrations.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Poor. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library., Thomas Dunne Books, 1952, Parthian Books, UK, 2011. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good Condition. Available Now. Book Description: 1949: Egypt's struggle against its British occupiers moves towards crisis; Israel declares its statehood, driving out the Arabs; Joe Roberts, an RAF sergeant, his wife Ailsa and daughter, Nia, leave Wales for Egypt. "Into Suez" is a compelling human and political drama, set in the postwar period when Britain, the bankrupt victor of the Second World War, attempted to assert itself as an Imperial power in a world wholly altered. The novel is set in the run-up to the Suez Crisis, a template for future invasions (Iraq and Afghanistan being the most recent). In this moving story, Joe's tragedy is that of an ordinary working man of his generation: he's a lovely, humorous, emotional man in whom the common ration of racism and misogyny becomes a painful sickness. Ailsa, intelligent, curious and craving to explore the realities of the Egypt she enters, meets on the voyage out Mona, a Palestinian woman who excites in her yearning for a world beyond her horizons. When Joe's closest friend is murdered by Egyptian terrorists, their relationship spirals towards tragedy. Through it all, love remains. Looking back in old age, their daughter Nia follows in their wake to sail the Suez Canal with the aged Mona. Nia has been told her father was a war hero: now she will face a more painful truth. : Review: Alfred Hickling The Guardian, Saturday 24 April 2010 Stevie Davies is one of our most consistent and continually undervalued writers whose unsentimental, quietly revelatory novels have cropped up on the Booker and Orange shortlists without ever quite converting to a major prize. Into Suez, her 11th novel, deserves to be the one that brings wider renown, as it presents the most fully realised fusion of her personal and political histories to date. Into Suez by Stevie Davies 448pp, Parthian, GBP11.99 Buy Into Suez at the Guardian bookshop The idea for the book came while taking part in the 2003 protest in London against the Iraq war. Listening to the speeches in Hyde Park, Davies was reminded of Aneurin Bevan's words calling for a resolution to the Suez crisis in 1956: "The prime minister has been pretending that he has invaded Egypt in order to strengthen the United Nations. Every burglar could of course say the same thing, that he entered the house in order to train the police." Suez could be seen as the blueprint for every instance of disastrously mishandled Middle Eastern policy that followed. In Davies's story, Ailsa is an intelligent, self-sufficient young woman from the Welsh valleys who, accompanied by her young daughter Nia, sails out in 1947 to join her husband who is serving in the RAF at Ismalia in the Western Desert. Life in the world's largest military installation has some compensations, such as unrationed cherries in the company store. But the salt marshes of Suez are pitilessly inhospitable - "a lunar landscape as flat as Suffolk and sterile as death" - which leaves Ailsa to wonder "how many Arab labourers died to dig this ... ditch the Roberts family was arriving to defend as somehow British as the Manchester ship canal"? Wives of the rank and file are expected to keep their heads down and confine themselves to quarters. Yet Ailsa is spellbound by a sophisticated, dark-skinned concert pianist named Mona with whom she forms an attachment on the boat. Mona's husband is an Israeli army psychologist, which leads Ailsa to assume Mona must be Jewish; yet it transpires that she is an exiled Palestinian Arab. Also on the voyage is a young German refugee travelling to be reunited with her British husband and a querulous Welsh woman whose hostility towards anything foreign encapsulates the narrow, British fear of displacement. It's a cast of characters whose nationalities and circumstances are as confused and combustible as Suez itself; and though the story culminates in a distressingly well-executed denouement, Davies's main theme is what occurs when protocols are breached and privates' wives drawn into unguarded intimacy with the officer class. "What was Ailsa guilty of? Just getting out of line. Being, not even a black sheep, but a piebald sort of sheep in a field of whitish fleeces." As the daughter of an RAF officer herself, Davies has firsthand experience of being shunted round the remnants of empire: "The war had beggared and bankrupted Britain. We'd scuttled out of India and Palestine and we'd have to scuttle out of the rest of the Middle East. Scuttling was all we were good for." Davies first dealt with the traumas of being a bullied army child in 2001's The Element of Water; and her picture of the cruel indifference and blind prejudice of the British occupation of Egypt seems to have been further honed by her understanding of the average British forces boarding school. Davies frames the historical action with the contemporary account of Nia, who travels back to Egypt to meet her mother's friend Mona, still a celebrated and charismatic concert pianist in her old age. Nia's recollection of the 1950s is fragmentary, but formed of vivid impressions such as the sight of "stricken animals bleeding in the water". In one of the novel's most memorable scenes, we discover how bored British troops sailing to Suez used porpoises as target practice. "Ordered to do so, someone said. Uproar. Barbarians! Oh God, porpoises are only fish. Get a grip. Don't you eat fish and chips then?" It has to be pointed out to them that the creatures are warm-blooded mammals, like ourselves. But the incident serves as an example of Davies's remarkable ability to encapsulate imperial wrong-headedness in a single, indelibly recorded incident: cynical, gratuitous - neither sense nor purpose : About the Author: Stevie Davies was born in Swansea, Wales and spent a nomadic childhood in Egypt, Scotland and Germany. After studying at Manchester University, she went on to lecture there, returning to Swansea in 2001. She is Director of Creative Writing Swansea University. Stevie is both a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a Fellow of the Welsh Academy.She writes for the Guardian and Independent newspapers. INTO SUEZ is her eleventh novel. Her first, BOY BLUE (1987) won the Fawcett Society Book Prize in 1989. CLOSING THE BOOK (1994) was longlisted for the Booker Prize and shortlisted for the Fawcett Society Book Prize. Her fifth novel, FOUR DREAMERS AND EMILY, described as 'poignant, funny and luminous' by Helen Dunmore, was published in 1996. THE WEB OF BELONGING (1997) was shortlisted for the Arts Council of Wales Book of the Year Prize and the Portico prize and dramatized for ITV by Alan Plater. Her next novel, IMPASSIONED CLAY (1999) was also shortlisted for the Arts Council of Wales Book of the Year Award. Her eighth novel, THE ELEMENT OF WATER (2001), was longlisted both for the Booker and the Orange Prizes and won the Arts Council of Wales Book of the Year Award for 2002; Stevie adapted it as a radio play for BBC Radio 4. Her ninth novel, KITH AND KIN was longlisted for the Orange Prize and the film rights have been bought. THE EYRIE was published in 2007, to great acclaim. Stevie has also written thirteen books of literary criticism and history including UNBRIDLED SPIRITS: WOMEN OF THE ENGLISH REVOLUTION (1998). A CENTURY OF TROUBLES: ENGLAND 1600-1700 (2001) accompanied the Channel 4 series of documentary films about the century. Size: 3.2 x 13.3 x 19.7 cm. 448 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Contemporary Fiction; ISBN: 190699837X. ISBN/EAN: 9781906998370. Inventory No: B242-1111. . 9781906998370, Parthian Books, 2011

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Parthian Books, UK, 2011. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good Condition. Available Now. Book Description: 1949: Egypt's struggle against its British occupiers moves towards crisis; Israel declares its statehood, driving out the Arabs; Joe Roberts, an RAF sergeant, his wife Ailsa and daughter, Nia, leave Wales for Egypt. "Into Suez" is a compelling human and political drama, set in the postwar period when Britain, the bankrupt victor of the Second World War, attempted to assert itself as an Imperial power in a world wholly altered. The novel is set in the run-up to the Suez Crisis, a template for future invasions (Iraq and Afghanistan being the most recent). In this moving story, Joe's tragedy is that of an ordinary working man of his generation: he's a lovely, humorous, emotional man in whom the common ration of racism and misogyny becomes a painful sickness. Ailsa, intelligent, curious and craving to explore the realities of the Egypt she enters, meets on the voyage out Mona, a Palestinian woman who excites in her yearning for a world beyond her horizons. When Joe's closest friend is murdered by Egyptian terrorists, their relationship spirals towards tragedy. Through it all, love remains. Looking back in old age, their daughter Nia follows in their wake to sail the Suez Canal with the aged Mona. Nia has been told her father was a war hero: now she will face a more painful truth. : Review: Alfred Hickling The Guardian, Saturday 24 April 2010 Stevie Davies is one of our most consistent and continually undervalued writers whose unsentimental, quietly revelatory novels have cropped up on the Booker and Orange shortlists without ever quite converting to a major prize. Into Suez, her 11th novel, deserves to be the one that brings wider renown, as it presents the most fully realised fusion of her personal and political histories to date. Into Suez by Stevie Davies 448pp, Parthian, GBP11.99 Buy Into Suez at the Guardian bookshop The idea for the book came while taking part in the 2003 protest in London against the Iraq war. Listening to the speeches in Hyde Park, Davies was reminded of Aneurin Bevan's words calling for a resolution to the Suez crisis in 1956: "The prime minister has been pretending that he has invaded Egypt in order to strengthen the United Nations. Every burglar could of course say the same thing, that he entered the house in order to train the police." Suez could be seen as the blueprint for every instance of disastrously mishandled Middle Eastern policy that followed. In Davies's story, Ailsa is an intelligent, self-sufficient young woman from the Welsh valleys who, accompanied by her young daughter Nia, sails out in 1947 to join her husband who is serving in the RAF at Ismalia in the Western Desert. Life in the world's largest military installation has some compensations, such as unrationed cherries in the company store. But the salt marshes of Suez are pitilessly inhospitable - "a lunar landscape as flat as Suffolk and sterile as death" - which leaves Ailsa to wonder "how many Arab labourers died to dig this ... ditch the Roberts family was arriving to defend as somehow British as the Manchester ship canal"? Wives of the rank and file are expected to keep their heads down and confine themselves to quarters. Yet Ailsa is spellbound by a sophisticated, dark-skinned concert pianist named Mona with whom she forms an attachment on the boat. Mona's husband is an Israeli army psychologist, which leads Ailsa to assume Mona must be Jewish; yet it transpires that she is an exiled Palestinian Arab. Also on the voyage is a young German refugee travelling to be reunited with her British husband and a querulous Welsh woman whose hostility towards anything foreign encapsulates the narrow, British fear of displacement. It's a cast of characters whose nationalities and circumstances are as confused and combustible as Suez itself; and though the story culminates in a distressingly well-executed denouement, Davies's main theme is what occurs when protocols are breached and privates' wives drawn into unguarded intimacy with the officer class. "What was Ailsa guilty of? Just getting out of line. Being, not even a black sheep, but a piebald sort of sheep in a field of whitish fleeces." As the daughter of an RAF officer herself, Davies has firsthand experience of being shunted round the remnants of empire: "The war had beggared and bankrupted Britain. We'd scuttled out of India and Palestine and we'd have to scuttle out of the rest of the Middle East. Scuttling was all we were good for." Davies first dealt with the traumas of being a bullied army child in 2001's The Element of Water; and her picture of the cruel indifference and blind prejudice of the British occupation of Egypt seems to have been further honed by her understanding of the average British forces boarding school. Davies frames the historical action with the contemporary account of Nia, who travels back to Egypt to meet her mother's friend Mona, still a celebrated and charismatic concert pianist in her old age. Nia's recollection of the 1950s is fragmentary, but formed of vivid impressions such as the sight of "stricken animals bleeding in the water". In one of the novel's most memorable scenes, we discover how bored British troops sailing to Suez used porpoises as target practice. "Ordered to do so, someone said. Uproar. Barbarians! Oh God, porpoises are only fish. Get a grip. Don't you eat fish and chips then?" It has to be pointed out to them that the creatures are warm-blooded mammals, like ourselves. But the incident serves as an example of Davies's remarkable ability to encapsulate imperial wrong-headedness in a single, indelibly recorded incident: cynical, gratuitous - neither sense nor purpose : About the Author: Stevie Davies was born in Swansea, Wales and spent a nomadic childhood in Egypt, Scotland and Germany. After studying at Manchester University, she went on to lecture there, returning to Swansea in 2001. She is Director of Creative Writing Swansea University. Stevie is both a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a Fellow of the Welsh Academy.She writes for the Guardian and Independent newspapers. INTO SUEZ is her eleventh novel. Her first, BOY BLUE (1987) won the Fawcett Society Book Prize in 1989. CLOSING THE BOOK (1994) was longlisted for the Booker Prize and shortlisted for the Fawcett Society Book Prize. Her fifth novel, FOUR DREAMERS AND EMILY, described as 'poignant, funny and luminous' by Helen Dunmore, was published in 1996. THE WEB OF BELONGING (1997) was shortlisted for the Arts Council of Wales Book of the Year Prize and the Portico prize and dramatized for ITV by Alan Plater. Her next novel, IMPASSIONED CLAY (1999) was also shortlisted for the Arts Council of Wales Book of the Year Award. Her eighth novel, THE ELEMENT OF WATER (2001), was longlisted both for the Booker and the Orange Prizes and won the Arts Council of Wales Book of the Year Award for 2002; Stevie adapted it as a radio play for BBC Radio 4. Her ninth novel, KITH AND KIN was longlisted for the Orange Prize and the film rights have been bought. THE EYRIE was published in 2007, to great acclaim. Stevie has also written thirteen books of literary criticism and history including UNBRIDLED SPIRITS: WOMEN OF THE ENGLISH REVOLUTION (1998). A CENTURY OF TROUBLES: ENGLAND 1600-1700 (2001) accompanied the Channel 4 series of documentary films about the century. Size: 3.2 x 13.3 x 19.7 cm. 448 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Contemporary Fiction; ISBN: 190699837X. ISBN/EAN: 9781906998370. Inventory No: B242-1111. . 9781906998370, Parthian Books, 2011

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Parthian Books, UK, 2011. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good Condition. Available Now. Book Description: 1949: Egypt's struggle against its British occupiers moves towards crisis; Israel declares its statehood, driving out the Arabs; Joe Roberts, an RAF sergeant, his wife Ailsa and daughter, Nia, leave Wales for Egypt. "Into Suez" is a compelling human and political drama, set in the postwar period when Britain, the bankrupt victor of the Second World War, attempted to assert itself as an Imperial power in a world wholly altered. The novel is set in the run-up to the Suez Crisis, a template for future invasions (Iraq and Afghanistan being the most recent). In this moving story, Joe's tragedy is that of an ordinary working man of his generation: he's a lovely, humorous, emotional man in whom the common ration of racism and misogyny becomes a painful sickness. Ailsa, intelligent, curious and craving to explore the realities of the Egypt she enters, meets on the voyage out Mona, a Palestinian woman who excites in her yearning for a world beyond her horizons. When Joe's closest friend is murdered by Egyptian terrorists, their relationship spirals towards tragedy. Through it all, love remains. Looking back in old age, their daughter Nia follows in their wake to sail the Suez Canal with the aged Mona. Nia has been told her father was a war hero: now she will face a more painful truth. : Review: Alfred Hickling The Guardian, Saturday 24 April 2010 Stevie Davies is one of our most consistent and continually undervalued writers whose unsentimental, quietly revelatory novels have cropped up on the Booker and Orange shortlists without ever quite converting to a major prize. Into Suez, her 11th novel, deserves to be the one that brings wider renown, as it presents the most fully realised fusion of her personal and political histories to date. Into Suez by Stevie Davies 448pp, Parthian, GBP11.99 Buy Into Suez at the Guardian bookshop The idea for the book came while taking part in the 2003 protest in London against the Iraq war. Listening to the speeches in Hyde Park, Davies was reminded of Aneurin Bevan's words calling for a resolution to the Suez crisis in 1956: "The prime minister has been pretending that he has invaded Egypt in order to strengthen the United Nations. Every burglar could of course say the same thing, that he entered the house in order to train the police." Suez could be seen as the blueprint for every instance of disastrously mishandled Middle Eastern policy that followed. In Davies's story, Ailsa is an intelligent, self-sufficient young woman from the Welsh valleys who, accompanied by her young daughter Nia, sails out in 1947 to join her husband who is serving in the RAF at Ismalia in the Western Desert. Life in the world's largest military installation has some compensations, such as unrationed cherries in the company store. But the salt marshes of Suez are pitilessly inhospitable - "a lunar landscape as flat as Suffolk and sterile as death" - which leaves Ailsa to wonder "how many Arab labourers died to dig this ... ditch the Roberts family was arriving to defend as somehow British as the Manchester ship canal"? Wives of the rank and file are expected to keep their heads down and confine themselves to quarters. Yet Ailsa is spellbound by a sophisticated, dark-skinned concert pianist named Mona with whom she forms an attachment on the boat. Mona's husband is an Israeli army psychologist, which leads Ailsa to assume Mona must be Jewish; yet it transpires that she is an exiled Palestinian Arab. Also on the voyage is a young German refugee travelling to be reunited with her British husband and a querulous Welsh woman whose hostility towards anything foreign encapsulates the narrow, British fear of displacement. It's a cast of characters whose nationalities and circumstances are as confused and combustible as Suez itself; and though the story culminates in a distressingly well-executed denouement, Davies's main theme is what occurs when protocols are breached and privates' wives drawn into unguarded intimacy with the officer class. "What was Ailsa guilty of? Just getting out of line. Being, not even a black sheep, but a piebald sort of sheep in a field of whitish fleeces." As the daughter of an RAF officer herself, Davies has firsthand experience of being shunted round the remnants of empire: "The war had beggared and bankrupted Britain. We'd scuttled out of India and Palestine and we'd have to scuttle out of the rest of the Middle East. Scuttling was all we were good for." Davies first dealt with the traumas of being a bullied army child in 2001's The Element of Water; and her picture of the cruel indifference and blind prejudice of the British occupation of Egypt seems to have been further honed by her understanding of the average British forces boarding school. Davies frames the historical action with the contemporary account of Nia, who travels back to Egypt to meet her mother's friend Mona, still a celebrated and charismatic concert pianist in her old age. Nia's recollection of the 1950s is fragmentary, but formed of vivid impressions such as the sight of "stricken animals bleeding in the water". In one of the novel's most memorable scenes, we discover how bored British troops sailing to Suez used porpoises as target practice. "Ordered to do so, someone said. Uproar. Barbarians! Oh God, porpoises are only fish. Get a grip. Don't you eat fish and chips then?" It has to be pointed out to them that the creatures are warm-blooded mammals, like ourselves. But the incident serves as an example of Davies's remarkable ability to encapsulate imperial wrong-headedness in a single, indelibly recorded incident: cynical, gratuitous - neither sense nor purpose : About the Author: Stevie Davies was born in Swansea, Wales and spent a nomadic childhood in Egypt, Scotland and Germany. After studying at Manchester University, she went on to lecture there, returning to Swansea in 2001. She is Director of Creative Writing Swansea University. Stevie is both a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a Fellow of the Welsh Academy.She writes for the Guardian and Independent newspapers. INTO SUEZ is her eleventh novel. Her first, BOY BLUE (1987) won the Fawcett Society Book Prize in 1989. CLOSING THE BOOK (1994) was longlisted for the Booker Prize and shortlisted for the Fawcett Society Book Prize. Her fifth novel, FOUR DREAMERS AND EMILY, described as 'poignant, funny and luminous' by Helen Dunmore, was published in 1996. THE WEB OF BELONGING (1997) was shortlisted for the Arts Council of Wales Book of the Year Prize and the Portico prize and dramatized for ITV by Alan Plater. Her next novel, IMPASSIONED CLAY (1999) was also shortlisted for the Arts Council of Wales Book of the Year Award. Her eighth novel, THE ELEMENT OF WATER (2001), was longlisted both for the Booker and the Orange Prizes and won the Arts Council of Wales Book of the Year Award for 2002; Stevie adapted it as a radio play for BBC Radio 4. Her ninth novel, KITH AND KIN was longlisted for the Orange Prize and the film rights have been bought. THE EYRIE was published in 2007, to great acclaim. Stevie has also written thirteen books of literary criticism and history including UNBRIDLED SPIRITS: WOMEN OF THE ENGLISH REVOLUTION (1998). A CENTURY OF TROUBLES: ENGLAND 1600-1700 (2001) accompanied the Channel 4 series of documentary films about the century. Size: 3.2 x 13.3 x 19.7 cm. 448 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Contemporary Fiction; ISBN: 190699837X. ISBN/EAN: 9781906998370. Inventory No: B242-1111. . 9.78191E+12, Parthian Books, 2011

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[EAN: 9781906998370], Gebraucht, sehr guter Zustand, [PU: Parthian Books, UK], FICTION BZDB395 WELSH -- EGYPT FICTION, SOCIAL LIFE AND CUSTOMS HISTORY 1919-1952 1952-1970 DEWEY: 823.914 FICTION; CONTEMPORARY INTO SUEZ, Available Now. Book Description: 1949: Egypt's struggle against its British occupiers moves towards crisis; Israel declares its statehood, driving out the Arabs; Joe Roberts, an RAF sergeant, his wife Ailsa and daughter, Nia, leave Wales for Egypt. "Into Suez" is a compelling human and political drama, set in the postwar period when Britain, the bankrupt victor of the Second World War, attempted to assert itself as an Imperial power in a world wholly altered. The novel is set in the run-up to the Suez Crisis, a template for future invasions (Iraq and Afghanistan being the most recent). In this moving story, Joe's tragedy is that of an ordinary working man of his generation: he's a lovely, humorous, emotional man in whom the common ration of racism and misogyny becomes a painful sickness. Ailsa, intelligent, curious and craving to explore the realities of the Egypt she enters, meets on the voyage out Mona, a Palestinian woman who excites in her yearning for a world beyond her horizons. When Joe's closest friend is murdered by Egyptian terrorists, their relationship spirals towards tragedy. Through it all, love remains. Looking back in old age, their daughter Nia follows in their wake to sail the Suez Canal with the aged Mona. Nia has been told her father was a war hero: now she will face a more painful truth. : Review: Alfred Hickling The Guardian, Saturday 24 April 2010 Stevie Davies is one of our most consistent and continually undervalued writers whose unsentimental, quietly revelatory novels have cropped up on the Booker and Orange shortlists without ever quite converting to a major prize. Into Suez, her 11th novel, deserves to be the one that brings wider renown, as it presents the most fully realised fusion of her personal and political histories to date. Into Suez by Stevie Davies 448pp, Parthian, GBP11.99 Buy Into Suez at the Guardian bookshop The idea for the book came while taking part in the 2003 protest in London against the Iraq war. Listening to the speeches in Hyde Park, Davies was reminded of Aneurin Bevan's words calling for a resolution to the Suez crisis in 1956: "The prime minister has been pretending that he has invaded Egypt in order to strengthen the United Nations. Every burglar could of course say the same thing, that he entered the house in order to train the police." Suez could be seen as the blueprint for every instance of disastrously mishandled Middle Eastern policy that followed. In Davies's story, Ailsa is an intelligent, self-sufficient young woman from the Welsh valleys who, accompanied by her young daughter Nia, sails out in 1947 to join her husband who is serving in the RAF at Ismalia in the Western Desert. Life in the world's largest military installation has some compensations, such as unrationed cherries in the company store. But the salt marshes of Suez are pitilessly inhospitable - "a lunar landscape as flat as Suffolk and sterile as death" - which leaves Ailsa to wonder "how many Arab labourers died to dig this . ditch the Roberts family was arriving to defend as somehow British as the Manchester ship canal"? Wives of the rank and file are expected to keep their heads down and confine themselves to quarters. Yet Ailsa is spellbound by a sophisticated, dark-skinned concert pianist named Mona with whom she forms an attachment on the boat. Mona's husband is an Israeli army psychologist, which leads Ailsa to assume Mona must be Jewish; yet it transpires that she is an exiled Palestinian Arab. Also on the voyage is a young German refugee travelling to be reunited with her British husband and a querulous Welsh woman whose hostility towards anything foreign encapsulates the narrow, British fear of displacement. It's a cast of characters whose nationalities and circumstances are as confused and combustible as Suez itself; and though the story culminates in a distressingly well-executed denouement, Davies's main theme is what occurs when protocols are breached and privates' wives drawn into ungu

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Into Suez

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An epic novel of passionate love and murderous violence, set in the postwar period. Follows an RAF sergeant, his wife and daughter, as they move from Wales to Egypt in 1949. There will be an author interview on BBC Radio 4's "Excess Baggage", and it will appear on the front of "The Bookseller".

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