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The Clothing of Books
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Jhumpa Lahiri
 
How do you clothe a book? In this deeply personal reflection, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri explores the art of the book jacket from the perspectives of...
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The Abundance
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Annie Dillard; Geoff Dyer
 
The best writing from the Pulitzer Prize-winning nature writer, with a foreword by Geoff Dyer.
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In Gratitude
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Jenny Diski
 
'One of the most inventive, original and disturbing writers of her generation' Daily Telegraph In August 2014, Jenny Diski was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer...
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Becoming Nicole: The Extraordinary...
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Amy Ellis Nutt
 
Written by a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Becoming Nicole is the sometimes heartbreaking, always inspiring true story of a transgender girl, and an ordinary American family's extraordinary journey.
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We Should All be Feminists
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
 
A personal and powerful essay from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the bestselling author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun.
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The Good Immigrant
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Nikesh Shukla
Bringing together 21 black, Asian and minority ethnic voices emerging in Britain today, this book explores why immigrants come to the UK, why they stay and what it means to...
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Politics and the English Language
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George Orwell
 
Includes all issues such as political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia. This title offers an essay on style.
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Confabulations
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John Berger
 
'Language is a body, a living creature ...and this creature's home is the inarticulate as well as the articulate'. John Berger's work has revolutionized the way we...
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Why I Write
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George Orwell
 
Whether puncturing the lies of politicians, wittily dissecting the English character or telling unpalatable truths about war, this title features essays that are suitable in today's era of spin.
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The Great Fire of London
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Samuel Pepys
Offers a selection from author's startlingly vivid and candid diary, including his famous account of the Great Fire.
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A Cup of Sake Beneath the Cherry Trees
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Yoshida Kenko
 
Includes exquisite reflections on life's fleeting pleasures by a thirteenth-century Japanese monk are delicately attuned to nature and the senses.
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How to Use Your Enemies
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Baltasar Gracian
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Second-Hand Time
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Svetlana Alexievich; Bela Shayevich
 
Second-hand Time is the latest work from Svetlana Alexievich, winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature. In this book she creates a singular, polyphonic literary form by bringing together...
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Books v. Cigarettes
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George Orwell
 
Beginning with a dilemma about whether he spends more money on reading or smoking, this title explores entertaining essays that explore everything from the perils of second-hand bookshops to the...
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The View from the Cheap Seats:...
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Neil Gaiman
 
A collection of speeches, articles, essays and introductions from Sunday Times bestselling author, commentator and craftsman Neil Gaiman.
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And Yet: Essays
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Christopher Hitchens
 
And Yet... gathers the previously uncollected essays of the late Christopher Hitchens into a final volume of peerless prose from one of the great thinkers of our times.
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