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On Writers and Writing
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Margaret Atwood
 
A fascinating collection of six essays, written for the William Empson Lectures in Oxford, each exploring an aspect of writerly contemplation.
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Blazing Star: The Life and Times of...
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Alexander Larman
 
A thrilling portrait of the wild freedoms enjoyed at the court of Charles II, focusing on the most notorious man of the age, the scandalous Earl of Rochester.
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The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle...
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Kevin Birmingham
 
SUNDAY TIMES 2014 LITERARY NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR! The extraordinary and exhilarating story of James Joyce's 15-year battle to publish his masterpiece, Ulysses.
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My Dear Bessie: A Love Story in Letters
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Chris Barker; Bessie Moore; Simon...
 
Twenty hours have gone since I last wrote. I have been thinking of you. I shall think of you until I post this, and until you get it. Can you...
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Young Eliot: From St Louis to The...
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Robert Crawford
 
Quoting extensively from poetry and prose as well as drawing on new interviews, archives, and previously undisclosed memoirs, this book shows how T S Eliot's background in Missouri, Massachusetts and...
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When the Facts Change: Essays 1995 -...
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Tony Judt
 
A collection of essays from the author of Postwar and Thinking the Twentieth Century, that spans a career of extraordinary intellectual engagement. It includes essays that are centred on twentieth-century...
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Roth Unbound
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Claudia Roth Pierpont
 
Philip Roth - one of the most renowned writers of his generation. From his debut, Goodbye, Columbus, which won the National Book Award, to his Pulitzer Prize-winning American Pastoral, to...
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A Fortunate Man: The Story of a...
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John Berger; Gavin Francis; Jean Mohr
 
In 1966 the author spent three months in the Forest of Dean shadowing an English country GP, John Sassall. This is a portrait of one selfless individual and the rural...
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Classical Literature
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Richard Jenkyns
 
What makes Greek and Roman literature great? How has classical literature influenced Western culture? What did Greek and Roman authors learn from each other? The author deals with these questions.
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Reading the World: Confessions of a...
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Ann Morgan
 
In 2012, the author read her way around the globe's 196 independent countries, sampling one book from every nation. It wasn't easy. Many languages have next to nothing translated into...
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Quite A Good Time to be Born: A...
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David Lodge
 
The only child in a lower-middle-class family, who got his artistic genes from his musician father and his Catholic faith from his mother, the author was four when World War...
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Culture and Anarchy and Other ...
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Matthew Arnold; P. Keating
 
Poet, education reformer, social theorist and passionate critic of Victorian England condemned an industrial society in 'bondage to machinery' and argued instead that the wonder and joy of culture -...
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