Thursday, January 8, 2009

January Titles

2009 is here with a number of great titles. January starts us off with two books, both ground breaking in their own way, on two completely diverse topics: War and Art.

Alan Moorehead's fascinating study of the 1940 North Africa Campaign is being re-issued by Aurum under the title The Desert War - The Classic Trilogy on the North African Campaign 1940-1943. The author was sent to cover the North Africa campaign by the Daily Express in 1940, and his experiences form the basis of his Desert War Trilogy which has become a classic of military history.

The Desert War by Alan Moorehead is issued in paperback at £10.99. You can order copies at

Lucky Kunst: The Rise and Fall of Young British Art by Gregor Muir is also out this month. This is the first history of the movement called Young British Artists (YBA), written by a man who knew Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Sarah Lucas, the Chapman brothers, etc. long before they were famous. In this hilarious and picaresque story, Muir charts the course of these artists through ten years from their beginnings in Shoreditch to the establishment of the White Cube Gallery and the seminal 'Sensation' show at the Royal Academy in 1997.

'(Lucky Kunst)...explains really clearly and accurately what was happening at the time because Gregor was actually there.' Tracey Emin, The Independent (January 8th 2009) - Check out Tracey's full article on Lucky Kunst via this link:

Lucky Kunst by Gregor Muir is issued in paperback on 26th January at £14.99. You can order copies at

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