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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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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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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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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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The News: A User's Manual
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Alain de Botton
 
Looks at the manic and peculiar positions that 'the news' occupies in our lives. Mixing current affairs with philosophical reflections, this title offers an illustrated guide to the precautions we...
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The News: A User's Manual
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Alain de Botton
 
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The Mighty Dead: Why Homer Matters
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Adam Nicolson
 
Longlisted for the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 'A thrilling and complex book, enlarges our view of Homer ...
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You Made Me Late Again!: My New...
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Pam Ayres
 
With over fifty new poems from Britain's favourite poet, this book presents an essential addition to author's incomparable collection of works.
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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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Politics and the English Language
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George Orwell
 
Includes all issues such as political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia. This title offers an essay on style.
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The Verso Book of Dissent: From...
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Verso; Ali Tariq
 
A sparkling anthology of revolt and resistance to orthodoxy and repression.
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1Q84: Books 1 and 2: Books 1 and 2
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Haruki Murakami
The year is 1Q84. This is the real world, there is no doubt about that. But in this world, there are two moons in the sky. In this world, the...
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Beauty and the Inferno
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Roberto Saviano; Oonagh Stransky
 
Twenty-five powerful and incisive essays by the formidably courageous investigative journalist Roberto Saviano, author of Gomorrah.
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