Peter Owen & Istros Books

Peter Owen Publishers continues the tradition of producing new and interesting writing. The company has published seven Nobel Prize winners and boasts a backlist that includes some of the most talented and important writers from all over the world.
Profusely illustrated & carefully documented, it ranges from Ancient Egyptian, Greek, Roman & Anglo-Saxon times to recent trends in fashion, & provides an absorbing record of changing attitudes & tastes.  Containing 3000+ drawings based on many years of research by the author, this book is a handbook for theatrical designers & hair artists, illustrators & beauty consultants & anyone curious about moustaches, muttonchops & coiffures in fashion from the time of Cleopatra to Clooney.

Profusely illustrated & carefully documented, it ranges from Ancient Egyptian, Greek, Roman & Anglo-Saxon times to recent trends in fashion, & provides an absorbing record of changing attitudes & tastes. Containing 3000+ drawings based on many years of research by the author, this book is a handbook for theatrical designers & hair artists, illustrators & beauty consultants & anyone curious about moustaches, muttonchops & coiffures in fashion from the time of Cleopatra to Clooney.

A young man is found lying unconscious on the outskirts of Bucharest. No one knows who he is or how he got there.   Life begins on Friday is the story of Bucharest in the last 13 days of 1897. Weaving together the lives of its inhabitants, this book illuminates the city and its place within history.

A young man is found lying unconscious on the outskirts of Bucharest. No one knows who he is or how he got there. Life begins on Friday is the story of Bucharest in the last 13 days of 1897. Weaving together the lives of its inhabitants, this book illuminates the city and its place within history.

The short-sighted adolescent is a passionate reader who takes various cultural figures as models, trying to emulate both their lives or their works. The pupil protagonist is a poor student, who likes science and reads a lot of books, sometimes staying up all night to do so. At the age of fifteen, he decides to write a novel to demonstrate to his teachers that he is not as mediocre as all the other students. Is he really prepared to give up everything he holds dear for his art?

The short-sighted adolescent is a passionate reader who takes various cultural figures as models, trying to emulate both their lives or their works. The pupil protagonist is a poor student, who likes science and reads a lot of books, sometimes staying up all night to do so. At the age of fifteen, he decides to write a novel to demonstrate to his teachers that he is not as mediocre as all the other students. Is he really prepared to give up everything he holds dear for his art?

In the 21st century we are faced with an array of complex global challenges, from religious fanaticism, mass migration, unfettered corporate power, to inequality, Big Data and climate change.  In front of these global threats and tragedies is a common barrier to their solution — it is the spirit that has defined the age we live in: competition.  The Simpol Solution arrives on the back of an international movement of activists, with support from British MPs, policy-makers and public figures.

In the 21st century we are faced with an array of complex global challenges, from religious fanaticism, mass migration, unfettered corporate power, to inequality, Big Data and climate change. In front of these global threats and tragedies is a common barrier to their solution — it is the spirit that has defined the age we live in: competition. The Simpol Solution arrives on the back of an international movement of activists, with support from British MPs, policy-makers and public figures.

A special hardback edition of Shusaku Endo's masterpiece Silence to mark the release of Martin Scorsese’s screen adaptation starring Liam Neeson, Adam Driver and Andrew Garfield.

A special hardback edition of Shusaku Endo's masterpiece Silence to mark the release of Martin Scorsese’s screen adaptation starring Liam Neeson, Adam Driver and Andrew Garfield.

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