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How to Become a Writer
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Lorrie Moore
 
Taken from award-winning writer Lorrie Moore's debut short story collection Self-Help (1985), this is a wryly witty deconstruction of tips for aspiring writers, told in vignettes by a self-absorbed narrator...
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The Year of Reading Dangerously: How...
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Andy Miller
 
A working father whose life no longer feels like his own discovers the transforming powers of great (and downright terrible) literature in this laugh-out-loud memoir.
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Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits...
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J. K. Rowling; Joel Holland
 
J.K. Rowling, one of the world's most inspiring writers, shares her wisdom and advice in this artfully illustrated book. In 2008, J.K. Rowling delivered a deeply...
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The Nearest Thing to Life
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James Wood
 
Argues that, of all the arts, fiction has a unique ability to describe the shape of our lives, and to rescue the texture of those lives from death and historical...
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Shakespeare: Ideas in Profile
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Paul Edmondson
 
An essential exploration of our greatest writer
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Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary...
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Charlotte Gordon
 
English feminist Mary Wollstonecraft and author Mary Shelley were mother and daughter, yet these two extraordinary women never knew one another. Nevertheless, their passionate and pioneering lives remained closely intertwined...
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The Story of Alice: Lewis Carroll and...
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Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
 
Traces the creation and influence of the Alice books against a shifting cultural landscape - the birth of photography, changing definitions of childhood and sexuality and the tensions inherent in...
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God Help the Child
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Toni Morrison
 
Sweetness wants to love her child, Bride, but she struggles to love her as a mother should. Bride, now glamorous, grown up, ebony-black and panther-like, wants to love her man...
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God Help the Child
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Toni Morrison
 
Sweetness wants to love her child, Bride, but she struggles to love her as a mother should. Bride, now glamorous, grown up, ebony-black and panther-like, wants to love her man...
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Life, Love and the Archers:...
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Wendy Cope
 
A book for anyone who's ever fallen in love, tried to give up smoking, or consoled themselves that they'll never be quite as old as Mick Jagger.
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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other...
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Caitlin Doughty
 
From her very first day at Westwind Cremation & Burial, twenty-three-year-old Caitlin Doughty threw herself into the gruesome daily tasks of her curious new profession. But as she started to...
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All Day Long: A Portrait of Britain ...
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Joanna Biggs
 
The average person spends 100,000 hours of their life at work, but how much do we really know about what we do with it? What is it really like to...
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Curiosity
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Alberto Manguel
 
An eclectic history of human curiosity, a great feast of ideas, and a memoir of a reading life from the internationally celebrated Alberto Manguel
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The Hidden Light of Objects
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Mai Al-Nakib
 
"An exciting new literary voice." --"The National"
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The Selected Letters of Charles Dickens
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Jenny Hartley
 
The nearest we can get to a Dickens autobiography, these letters give us unique insights into his life, and are essential reading for Dickens fans everywhere. Whether you dip in...
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The Examined Life: How We Lose and...
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Stephen Grosz
 
Reveals how the art of insight can illuminate the most complicated, confounding and human of experiences. This title includes stories about our everyday lives: they are about the people we...
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