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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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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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Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art
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Julian Barnes
 
Fully illustrated in colour throughout, this book contains essays on Gericault, Delacroix, Courbet, Manet, Fantin-Latour, Cezanne, Degas, Redon, Bonnard, Vuillard, Vallotton, Braque, Magritte, Oldenburg, Howard Hodgkin and Lucian Freud.
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Not My Father's Son: A Family Memoir
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Alan Cumming
 
Presents the story of authors journey of discovery, both a memoir of his childhood in Scotland, and an investigation into his family history which would change him forever.
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The Pleasure of Reading: 43 Writers ...
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Antonia Fraser; Victoria Gray; ...
 
In this delightful collection forty acclaimed writers explain what first made them interested in literature, what inspired them to read and what makes them continue to...
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Edward Thomas: from Adlestrop to...
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Jean Moorcroft Wilson
 
The first full biography of major World War I poet Edward Thomas in thirty years.
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A Curious Career
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Lynn Barber
 
Lynn Barber, by her own admission, has always suffered from a compelling sense of nosiness. An exceptionally inquisitive child she constantly questioned everyone she...
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Indonesia etc.: Exploring the...
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Elizabeth Pisani
 
A compelling, entertaining and fascinating journey through one of the world's largest, most dynamic and most contradictory countries
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The Good Story: Exchanges on Truth,...
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J. M. Coetzee; Arabella Kurtz
 
Working alone, the writer is in sole charge of the story he or she tells. The therapist, on the other hand, collaborates with the patient in telling the story of...
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The Life of Saul Bellow: To Fame and...
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Zachary Leader
 
2015 will mark the centenary of Saul Bellow's birth as well as the tenth anniversary of his death. This biography intends to discuss his life and work in its entirety...
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The Lights of Pointe-Noire
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Alain Mabanckou; Helen Stevenson
 
Finalist for the Man Booker International Prize 2015 Alain Mabanckou left Congo in 1989, at the age of twenty-two, not to return until a quarter of a century later....
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The Perfect Stranger
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P. J. Kavanagh
 
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Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed:...
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Meghan Daum
 
The idea that some women and men prefer not to have children is often met with sharp criticism and incredulity by the public and mainstream media. This book includes collection...
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Between You & Me: Confessions of a...
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Mary Norris
 
The most irreverent and helpful book on language since the #1 New York Times bestseller Eats, Shoots & Leaves.
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The Times on the Ashes: Covering...
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Richard Whitehead
 
The Times newspaper has been covering the Ashes since the great cricketing rivalry between England and Australia began. From the day - May 14, 1877 - that a report...
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