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Lives in Writing
Lives in Writing (Hardback)
David Lodge
 
Writing about real lives takes various forms, which overlap and may be combined with each other: biography, autobiography, biographical criticism, biographical fiction, memoir, confession, diary. In these essays, the author...
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The News: A User's Manual
Alain de Botton
 
Explores our relationship with 'the news'. Mixing current affairs with philosophical reflections, this title offers a guide to the precautions we should take before venturing anywhere near the news and...
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Such, Such Were the Joys
George Orwell
 
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Collected Prose
Collected Prose (Paperback)
Paul Auster
 
A collection of essays, prefaces and occasional pieces written by the author for magazines and newspapers. It includes subjects ranging from Walter Raleigh to Kafka; Hawthorne to the high-wire artist...
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More Dynamite: Collected Essays
Craig Raine
 
'Raine the critic, like Raine the poet, is incapable of a dull thought.' Ian McEwan
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Things I Don't Want to Know
Deborah Levy
 
Presents a response to George Orwell's 'Why I Write'. Taking Orwell's famous list of motives for writing as the jumping-off point for a sequence of reflections on the writing life...
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Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls
David Sedaris
 
A guy walks into a bar ...From here the story could take many turns. A guy walks into a bar and meets the love of his life. A guy walks...
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Shakespeare's Restless World: An...
Neil MacGregor
 
The Elizabethan age was a tumultuous time, when long-cherished certainties were crumbling and life was exhilaratingly uncertain. From knife crime to belief in witches, religious battles to the horizons of...
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The Unexpected Professor: An Oxford Life
John Carey
 
Best known for his provocative take on cultural issues in The Intellectuals and the Masses and What Good Are the Arts?, the author describes the events that formed him -...
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Plain Words
Plain Words (Hardback)
Ernest Gowers; Rebecca Gowers
 
Reflects the many changes in English usage. This book draws on an extensive private archive, previously hidden away in family cupboards and attics, to tell the story behind a book...
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Dreams of the Good Life: The Life of...
Richard Mabey
 
Revealing how a formidable imagination can arise from the humblest of beginnings, this title paints a poignant, unforgettable portrait of a working-class woman writer's struggle for creative expression.
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Careless People: Murder, Mayhem and...
Sarah Churchwell
 
Since its publication in 1925, The Great Gatsby has become one of the world's best-loved books. Careless People tells the true story behind F. Scott Fitzgerald's...
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Here and Now: Letters
J. M. Coetzee
 
Offers an epistolary dialogue between two great writers who became great friends. This book includes letters that touched on nearly every subject, from sports to fatherhood, film festivals to incest...
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The Little Book of Chocolat
Joanne Harris; Fran Warde
 
A book of chocolate lore and recipes from around the world that can bring a touch of magic to your kitchen.
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An Everywhere: A Little Book About...
Heather Reyes
 
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A Wolf in Hindelheim
Jenny Mayhew
 
South-West Germany, 1926. The disappearance of a baby girl calls for Constable Theodore Hildebrandt and his son Klaus to visit the remote village of Hindelheim, a place where nothing ever...
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