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Intended as a much-needed pick-me-up during the grey post-war years, the Festival of Britain comprised a new world of futuristic attractions, celebrating the very best our nation had to offer. We're marking its 60th anniversary Foyles-style by celebrating Britain's people and artists: the most interesting, iconic and, most importantly, British characters from fiction and life.
The acid, hilarious, confessional, provocative bestselling memoirs of our greatest contrarian, and the author of God Is Not Great.
Jackie Kay's compassionate, life-affirming and extraordinarily moving memoir
Narrated by a 15-year-old autistic savant obsessed with Sherlock Holmes, this dazzling novel weaves together an old-fashioned mystery, a contemporary coming-of-age story, and a fascinating excursion into a mind incapable...
Every life is both ordinary and extraordinary, but Logan Mountstuart's - lived from the beginning to the end of the twentieth century - contains more than its fair share of...
Tells the story of Charles Ryder's infatuation with the Marchmains and the rapidly disappearing world of privilege they inhabit.
Arthur and George grow up worlds apart in late nineteenth-century Britain: Arthur in shabby-genteel Edinburgh, George in the vicarage of a small Staffordshire village. As the new century begins, they...
Jeanette is adopted and brought up by her mother as one of God's elect. Zealous and passionate, she seems destined for life as a missionary, but then she falls for...
Virginia Woolf; Stella McNichol;...
Past, present and future are brought together one momentous June day in 1923. Clarissa Dalloway, elegant and vivacious, is preparing for a party while reminiscing about her childhood romance with...
With just two exceptions, these 88 poems, in the form of an intimate and candid narrative, are addressed to Sylvia Plath, the American poet to whom Ted Hughes was married...
Muriel Spark; Candia McWilliam
Romantic, heroic, comic and tragic, unconventional school mistress Jean Brodie has become an iconic figure in post-war fiction. Her glamour, unconventional ideas and manipulative charm hold dangerous sway over her...
In this autobiography, Quentin Crisp describes his unhappy childhood and the stresses of adolescence that led him to London. There in bedsits and cafes he found a world of brutality...
A story that begins with three young people in the garden of a country house on the hottest day of 1935, and ends with three profoundly changed lives. A depiction...
John Peel; Sheila Ravenscroft;...
Through his musical taste which defined a culture and his wildly popular Radio 4 show, "Home Truths", John Peel reached out to an audience that was as diverse as his...
Sir David Attenborough is Britain's best-known natural history film-maker. He is also Britain's most respected and lauded natural history broadcaster and writer, championing conservation and standing at the forefront of...
Tells the story of George Falconer, an English professor in suburban California, who is left heartbroken after the death of his lover Jim.
Alfred Wainwright, in 1952, prepared a series of guides to the fells of Lakeland. He went on to present a series of TV shows about walking in the Lake District...