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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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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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Marks of Genius: Masterpieces from ...
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Stephen Hebron
 
'Marks of Genius' pays tribute to the most remarkable testaments to genius throughout human history. Bringing together some of the most impressive treasures from the collections of the Bodleian Libraries...
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Scholars, Poets and Radicals:...
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Rita Ricketts
 
Exploring the Blackwell Collections (publishing and bookselling archives), Rita Ricketts discovered diverse characters associated with this world-famous company,...
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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 Story of Alice: Lewis Carroll and...
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Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
 
Wonderland is part of our cultural heritage - a shortcut for all that is beautiful and confusing metaphor used by artists, writers and politicians for 150 years. But beneath the...
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All Day Long: A Portrait of Britain ...
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Joanna Biggs
 
The average person spends 100,000 hours of their life at work, but how much do we really know about what we do with it? What is it really like to...
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God Help the Child
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Toni Morrison
 
Sweetness wants to love her child, Bride, but she struggles to love her as a mother should. Bride, now glamorous, grown up, ebony-black and panther-like, wants to love her man...
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Pleasures of the Table: A Literary...
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Christina Hardyment
 
This beautifully illustrated collection of food writing includes delectable scenes of cooking and feasting from novels and stories, poems that use food to tempt and seduce, and fine writing by...
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Curiosity
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Alberto Manguel
 
An eclectic history of human curiosity, a great feast of ideas, and a memoir of a reading life from the internationally celebrated Alberto Manguel
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Life, Love and the Archers:...
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Wendy Cope
 
A book for anyone who's ever fallen in love, tried to give up smoking, or consoled themselves that they'll never be quite as old as Mick Jagger.
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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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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other...
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Caitlin Doughty
 
From her very first day at Westwind Cremation & Burial, twenty-three-year-old Caitlin Doughty threw herself into the gruesome daily tasks of her curious new profession. But as she started to...
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The Hidden Light of Objects
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Mai Al-Nakib
 
A debut collection of short stories about adolescence, marriage and middle age from a rising star of Middle Eastern literature.
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Shakespeare, an Introduction
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Paul Edmondson
 
An essential exploration of our greatest writer
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The Selected Letters of Charles Dickens
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Jenny Hartley
 
The nearest we can get to a Dickens autobiography, these letters give us unique insights into his life, and are essential reading for Dickens fans everywhere. Whether you dip in...
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