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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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An Everywhere: A Little Book About...
Heather Reyes
 
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Kolyma Diaries: A Journey into...
Jacek Hugo-Bader; Antonia Lloyd-Jones
 
The Kolyma region was the prime site of the Soviet Gulag, a wintry hell of permafrost and gold mines, where tens of thousands of Soviet prisoners died of exhaustion and...
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Letter Composed During a Lull in the...
Kevin Powers
 
In this remarkable debut poetry collection, National Book Award finalist and Iraq war veteran Kevin Powers creates a startling, affecting portrait of a life shaped by...
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Sous Chef: 24 Hours in the Kitchen
Michael J. Gibney
 
Takes you behind the swinging doors of a busy restaurant kitchen, allowing you to inhabit this normally hidden world, in real time.
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Combat Camera: From Auntie Beeb to ...
Christian Hill
 
Combat Camera reveals the inner workings - and absurdities - of the British military's media operations in Afghanistan. A war memoir that draws on hundreds of...
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Kipling and the Sea
Rudyard Kipling; Andrew Lycett
 
Edited and with a commentary by Kipling expert and author of the much-praised Kipling Abroad, Kipling and the Sea illuminates a side of Kipling's work that has for too long...
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Trying Not to Try: The Ancient Art of...
Edward Slingerland
 
Why is it hard to fall asleep the night before an important meeting? Or be charming and relaxed on a first date? What is it about a comedian whose jokes...
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Nairn's Towns
Nairn's Towns (Hardback)
Ian Nairn; Owen Hatherley
 
Sixteen short essays on places as varied as Glasgow and Norwich, Llanidloes and Sheffield, by the finest English Architectural writer of the Twentieth Century.
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Plain Words
Plain Words (eBook ePub)
Gowers, Rebecca; Gowers, Ernest
 
'Be short, be simple, be human.'

When Sir Ernest Gowers first wrote Plain Words, it was intended simply as a guide to the proper use of English...
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Chop Chop (Hardback)
Wroe, Simon
 
"Kirkus Review"
"Arch comedy . . . Dave Eggers channels Anthony Bourdain."
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