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The Best of Benn
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Tony Benn; Ruth Winstone
 
Bringing together author's speeches, thoughtful journalism and passionate advocacy of often unconventional causes, this book showcases his powers of original thinking and communication over the decades.
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Sigrid Rausing
 
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On Writing
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Charles Bukowski; Abel Debritto
 
Charles Bukowski was one of our most iconoclastic, raw and riveting writers, one whose stories, poems and novels have left an enduring mark on our culture. This book deals with...
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Philip Larkin: Life, Art and Love
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The Blue Touch Paper: A Memoir
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David Hare
 
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Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of...
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John Lahr
 
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Discontent and its Civilizations:...
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40 Sonnets
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Don Paterson
 
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The Greatest Books You'll Never Read:...
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