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Miss Carter's War
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Sheila Hancock
 
The story of a remarkable woman--the story of our times. A stunning debut novel from iconic actor and bestselling author Sheila Hancock.
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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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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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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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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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The Age of Earthquakes: A Guide to ...
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Shumon Basar; Douglas Coupland;...
 
Provides the images, language and perceptions of our unfurling digital lives. The authors invent a glossary of new words to describe how we are truly feeling today; and 'mindsource' images...
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Reasons to Stay Alive
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Matt Haig
 
Aged 24, Matt Haig's world caved in. He could see no way to go on living. This book tells the true story of how he came through crisis, triumphed over...
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A London Year: 365 Days of City Life...
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Travis Elborough; Nick Rennison
 
A London Year is an anthology of short diary entries, one or more for each day of the year, which, taken together, provides an impressionistic portrait of life in the...
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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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Reading the World: Confessions of a...
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Ann Morgan
 
In 2012, the author read her way around the globe's 196 independent countries, sampling one book from every nation. It wasn't easy. Many languages have next to nothing translated into...
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The Unexpected Professor: An Oxford...
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John Carey
 
Best known for his provocative take on cultural issues in What Good Are the Arts?, the author describes the events that formed him - an escape from the London blitz...
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Dreams of the Good Life: The Life of...
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Richard Mabey
 
Retraces author's life and her transformation from a post-office clerk who left school at fourteen to a sophisticated professional writer. Revealing how a formidable imagination can arise from the humblest...
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Some Desperate Glory: The First World...
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Max Egremont
 
After his highly successful history of Prussia, the authorized biographer of Siegfried Sassoon examines the First World War through the lives of the poets who fought at the front.
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The Avengers Vault
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Peter A. David
 
A visual history of one of Marvel's major brands: The Avengers. The book will trace the evolution of Thor, Iron Man, the Hulk and Captain America from comic book issue...
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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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