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  • In Search of Isaiah Berlin by Henry Hardy
    In Search of Isaiah Berlin (English, Hardback) Henry Hardy

    Isaiah Berlin was one of the greatest thinkers of the twentieth century - a man who set ideas on fire. His defence of liberty and plurality was passionate and persuasive and inspired a generation. His ideas - especially his reasoned rejection of excessive certainty and political despotism - have become even more prescient and vital today....

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  • Voices in the Evening by Natalia Ginzburg
    Voices in the Evening (English, Paperback) Natalia Ginzburg $12.48 $13.30
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  • The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath by Sylvia Plath
    The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath (English, Paperback) Sylvia Plath

    An uncensored collection of the late poet's complete journals as recorded during the last twelve years of her life includes previously unpublished material and chronicles her personal and literary struggles.

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  • Autumn Journal by Louis MacNeice
    Autumn Journal (English, Paperback) Louis MacNeice

    Written between August and December 1938, Autumn Journal is still considered one of the most valuable and moving testaments of living through the thirties by a young writer.

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  • The Enchanted Places by Christopher Milne
    The Enchanted Places (English, Paperback) Christopher Milne

    Christopher Robin's story in his own words.

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  • Tove Jansson by Tuula Karjalainen
    Tove Jansson (English, Paperback) Tuula Karjalainen

    Now in paperback, a beautifully illustrated account of of Tove Jansson's life and art The definitive biography of one of the most unique and beloved children's authors of the 20th century, the creator of the Moomins. Tove Jansson (1914-2001) led a long, colourful and productive life, impacting significantly the political, social and cultural history of 20th-century Finland. And while millions of...

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  • The Book of Forgotten Authors by Christopher Fowler
    The Book of Forgotten Authors (English, Paperback) Christopher Fowler

    99 forgotten authors, their forgotten books, and their unforgettable stories

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  • Stan Lee by Bob Batchelor
    Stan Lee (English, Paperback) Bob Batchelor

    This first true biography of Stan Lee is an eye-opening look at a pop culture visionary. This book traces Lee's life-from his Depression-era childhood to his years as a teen editor and ultimately to his triumphs as the genius behind some of the most beloved characters in pop culture history, including Spider-Man, Iron Man, Hulk, and Thor.

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  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (English, Paperback) Maya Angelou

    A black woman recalls the anguish of her childhood in Arkansas and her adolescence in northern slums.

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  • Oscar by Matthew Sturgis
    Oscar (English, Hardback) Matthew Sturgis

    The first major biography of Oscar Wilde in thirty years is the most complete telling of his life and times to date.

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  • I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
    I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings (English, Paperback) Maya Angelou

    One of America's most important classics, the first and best loved volume of Maya Angelou's bestselling seven-volume autobiography

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  • The Worlds of John Ruskin by Kevin Jackson
    The Worlds of John Ruskin (English, Paperback) Kevin Jackson

    An introduction to the life, work and art of one of the most influential and exhilarating writers in English. With 165 illustrations printed in full colour, ranging from private notes to presentation drawings to lecture diagrams - mostly from the collection at the Ruskin Library, and many never before published.

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  • This Really Isn't About You by Jean Hannah Edelstein
    This Really Isn't About You (English, Hardback) Jean Hannah Edelstein

    A disarmingly tender, funny and honest memoir of grief, illness and finding your way in life.

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  • The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah by Benjamin Zephaniah
    The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah (English, Hardback) Benjamin Zephaniah

    The stunning autobiography of the poet, writer, lyricist and activist, Benjamin Zephaniah.

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  • Montaigne by Stefan Zweig
    Montaigne (English, Paperback) Stefan Zweig

    Written during the Second World War, Zweig's typically passionate and readable biography of Michel de Montaigne, is also a heartfelt argument for the importance of intellectual freedom, tolerance and humanism. Zweig draws strong parallels between Montaigne's age, when Europe was torn in two by conflict between Catholicism and Protestantism, and his own, in which the twin fanaticisms of Fascism and...

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  • Me. You. Not a Diary by Dawn French
    Me. You. Not a Diary (English, Paperback) Dawn French

    'A mellow, gentle read with a lot of words of wisdom' Independent...

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  • The Man Who Wasn't There by Richard Bradford
    The Man Who Wasn't There (English, Hardback) Richard Bradford

    Ernest Hemingway was an involuntary chameleon who would shift seamlessly from a self-cultivated image of hero, aesthetic radical, and existential non-conformist to a figure made up at various points of selfishness, hypocrisy, self-delusion, narcissism, and arbitrary vindictiveness. Richard Bradford shows that Hemingway's work is by parts erratic and unique because it was tied into these...

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  • A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
    A Moveable Feast (English, Paperback) Ernest Hemingway

    Published posthumously in 1964, A Moveable Feast remains one of Ernest Hemingway's most beloved works.

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  • The Inklings by Humphrey Carpenter
    The Inklings (English, Paperback) Humphrey Carpenter

    Critically acclaimed, award-winning biography of CS Lewis, JRR Tolkien and the brilliant group of writers to come out of Oxford during the Second World War.

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  • At the Loch of the Green Corrie by Andrew Greig
    At the Loch of the Green Corrie (English, Paperback) Andrew Greig

    A fishing trip honoring a dying man's wish becomes a meditation on life, nature and friendship, a literary biography and a celebration of the beauty of the Highlands of Scotland.

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