Impress Books


Stories from Forest and Steppe
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“My breath freezes into hoar frost on my eyelashes and eyebrows … but I dare not move; to stand still is the first rule the huntsman learns…”

ISBN: 9781907605611
eISBN: 9781907605628
Dimensions: 134 mm x 205 mm
Pages: 214
Format: Paperback
Published: 1 July 2014
Price: £9.99

Love for Now
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“The sun has just popped out, after a heavy shower; the washing line a string of pearls. It’s time to live.”

ISBN: 9781907605352
eISBN: 9781907605369
Dimensions: 197 mm x 133 mm
Pages: 261
Format: Paperback
Published: 9781907605369
Price: £6.99

Sift: Memories of Childhood
“The secrets of family history and childhood experience build to a powerful and moving evocation of a time largely lost.” William Bedford, The Warwick Review

ISBN: 9781907605000
eISBN: 9781907605253
Dimensions: 134 mm x 204 mm
Pages: 168
Format: Hardback
Published: 5 Aug 2010
Price: £12.99

The Russian Countess: Escaping Revolutionary Russia (Deluxe 2nd edition)
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“Her book is a revelation, and one of the great memoirs from that era.” Antony Beevor, The Sunday Times

“Superbly well written – one finishes reading with the feeling of having been in contact with a wonderful human being.” Review on

ISBN: 9781907605048
eISBN: 9781907605086
Dimensions: 134 mm x 204 mm
Pages: 404
Format: Paperback
Published: 24 May 2011
  Price: £9.99

Being Luis
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“An eloquent, brutally personal book.” New Statesman
“A fitting tribute to the disappeared of political repression.” Review on
“This is a wonderful and important book; tragic, funny, pathetic and brave, all the very best and worst of human nature.” John McCarthy, CBE

ISBN: 9780954758615
eISBN: 9781907605185
Dimensions: 134 mm x 210 mm
Pages: 211
Format: Paperback
Published: 6 Jun 2005
Price: £7.99

The End of Youth
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“A worthy conclusion to a lifetime’s study of Fournier.” Times Literary Supplement

ISBN: 9780954758653/ 9780954758646
eISBN: 9781907605277
Dimensions: 137 mm x 215 mm
Pages: 254
Format: Paperback/hardback
Published: 2 June 2005 / 1 Aug 2007
Price: £11.99/18.99

A French Life #1 – A Stranger in Paris
The first in a three-part memoir exposing the darker side of French culture, a brilliantly funny and poignant study of French life that begins when a young graduate makes a spontaneous decision to follow the man she loves to Paris. He is, however, nowhere to be found . . .

The End of Where We Begin
ISBN: 9781911293552 Format: Paperback Price: £9.99 Available: 30 November 2020 ISBN: 9781911293569 Format: E-Book Price: £3.99 Available: 30 November 2020 Veronica is a teenager when civil war erupts in South Sudan. Lonely and friendless after the death of her father, she finds solace in her first boyfriend, and together they flee across the city when the fighting breaks out. On the… View Article

ISBN: 9781911293514Format: HardbackPrice: £12.99Available: 15 December 2020 ISBN: 9781911293521Format: E-BookPrice: £5.99Available: 19 December 2020 Following on from the evocation of childhood and family in Sift (Impress Books, 2010), Accidentals celebrates occasions and instances seen in the perspective of a whole lifetime, bringing together a disparate range of subjects among them, capsizing a small boat in a North Sea gale; two visits to Petra, thirty-eight… View Article