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of the late poet's complete journals as recorded during the last twelve years of her life includes previously unpublished material and chronicles her personal and literary struggles.

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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Who's In, Who's Out: The Journals of Kenneth Rose by Kenneth Rose
    Who's In, Who's Out: The Journals of Kenneth Rose (English, Hardback) Kenneth Rose

    The wry and amusing journals of royal biographer and Sunday Telegraph journalist Kenneth Rose, one of the most astute observers of the Establishment in mid 20th-century Britain.

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  • Blackout by Sarah Hepola
    Blackout (English, Paperback) Sarah Hepola

    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTELLER 'READ THIS BOOK... IT WILL MAKE YOU CRY. BUT IT WILL ALSO MAKE YOU LAUGH OUT LOUD... A TOUR DE FORCE' Huffington Post 'It's such a savage thing to lose your memory, but the crazy thing is, it doesn't hurt one bit. A blackout doesn't sting, or stab, or leave a scar when it robs you. Close your eyes and open them again. That's what a blackout feels like.'

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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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  • Confessions of an English Opium-Eater and Other Writings by Thomas De Quincey
    Confessions of an English Opium-Eater and Other Writings (English, Paperback) Thomas De Quincey

    Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, Suspiria de Profundis, and 'The English Mail-Coach' are De Quincey's finest essays in autobiography, published here with three appendices containing a wealth of related manuscript material and a comprehensive introduction and notes.

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  • Christina Rossetti by Susan Owens
    Christina Rossetti (English, Hardback) Susan Owens, Nicholas Tromans

    The first art book to explore Rossetti's art and poetry together, including her own artworks, illustrations to her writing, and art inspired by her

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  • 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
    84 Charing Cross Road (English, Paperback) Helene Hanff

    A timeless classic that should be on every book-lover's 'must read' list. First published in 1971, 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD has never been out of print.

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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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  • 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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  • A Scribbler in Soho by Naim Attallah
    A Scribbler in Soho (English, Hardback) Naim Attallah

    A fitting tribute to the acerbic wit and incisive commentary of one of Britain's finest post-war journalists.

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  • Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson
    Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? (English, Paperback) Jeanette Winterson

    In 1985 Jeanette Winterson's first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, was published. It was Jeanette's version of the story of a terraced house in Accrington, an adopted child, and the thwarted giantess Mrs Winterson. It was a cover story, a painful past written over and repainted. It was a story of survival.

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  • 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
    84 Charing Cross Road (English, Paperback) Helene Hanff

    A timeless classic that should be on every book-lover's 'must read' list. First published in 1971, 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD has never been out of print.

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  • She Said It Best by Kimma Parish
    She Said It Best (English, Paperback) Kimma Parish

    Jane Austen is one of the most beloved authors of all time, and her wit and wisdom transcends the classic literature classroom to resonate with women of all walks of life. For everyone who has dreamed of meeting her Mr. Darcy, we present a colouring book featuring Jane's most profound, witty, and insightful quotes, along with art to colour.

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  • Mom and Me and Mom by Maya Angelou
    Mom and Me and Mom (English, Paperback) Maya Angelou

    For the first time, Maya Angelou - one of America's most celebrated memoirists and poets - shares the deepest personal story of her life: the story of her relationship with her mother.

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