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  • Always
    Always by My Side (English, Hardback) Edward Grinnan

    The editor-in-chief of Guideposts magazine describes how Millie, his Golden Retriever, taught him invaluable life lessons, deepened his faith and inspired him on a journey of recovery and also discusses the ways in which other dogs have positively impacted his life.

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    Heav'nly Tidings from the Afric Muse (English, Paperback) Richard Kigel

    She survived the horrific Middle Passage as a child and was purchased as a slave in 1761. By the time she turned twenty Phillis Wheatley became the most famous person of African descent in the world. In a culture dominated by white supremacy, she forced those around her to acknowledge her humanity and confront the inequity of her status as a slave. \"Heav'nly Tidings From the Afric Muse\" shows...

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    On Writing (Multiple languages, Paperback) Stephen King

    'Part biography, part collection of tips for the aspiring writer' Guardian. ON WRITING: A MEMOIR OF THE CRAFT is a brilliant book on writing from the number one bestselling writer.

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    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (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 Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African. Written by Himself (English, Paperback) Olaudah Equiano

    This is a memoir written by Olaudah Equiano, an influential African advocate of abolishing the slave trade in Britain during the late 18th century.

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    M Train (English, Paperback) Patti Smith $23.10
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    The Inklings (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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    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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    Confessions of an English Opium-Eater and Other Writings (Multiple languages, 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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    Sakhalin Island (English, Paperback) Anton Chekhov

    Highly valuable both as a detailed depiction of the Tsarist system of penal servitude and as an insight into Chekhov's motivations and objectives for visiting the colony and writing the expose, Sakhalin Island is a haunting work of tremendous importance which had a huge impact both on Chekhov's subsequent work and on Russian society.

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    Lust & Wonder (Paperback) Augusten Burroughs

    In chronicling the development and demise of the different relationships he's had while living in New York, Augusten Burroughs examines what it means to be in love, what it means to be in lust, and what it means to be figuring it all out.

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

    The critically acclaimed author and poet recalls the anguish of her childhood in Arkansas and her adolescence in northern slums. Reissue.

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    Autumn Journal (English, Paperback) Louis MacNeice

    A testament of living through the thirties by a young writer. It presents a record of the author's emotional and intellectual experience during those months, the trivia of everyday living set against the events of the world outside, the settlement in Munich and slow defeat in Spain.

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    The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath (English, Paperback) Sylvia Plath

    First U.S. PublicationA major literary event--the complete, uncensored journals of Sylvia Plath, published in their entirety for the first time.Sylvia Plath's journals were originally published in 1982 in a heavily abridged version authorized by Plath's husband, Ted Hughes. This new edition is an exact and complete transcription of the diaries Plath kept during the last twelve years of her life....

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    The Disappearance of Emile Zola (Italian, Hardback) Michael Rosen

    18 July 1898. World-renowned novelist Emile Zola is on the run. His crime? Taking on the highest powers in the land with his open letter 'J'accuse' and losing. Forced to leave Paris, with nothing but the clothes he is standing in and a nightshirt wrapped in newspaper, Zola flees to England with no idea when he will return.

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    Down and Out in Paris and London (English, Paperback) George Orwell

    Deals with the underworld of society. In this book, the author documents a world of unrelenting drudgery and squalor - sleeping in bug-infested hostels and doss houses of last resort, working as a dishwasher in Paris' vile 'Hotel X', surviving on scraps and cigarette butts, living alongside tramps, a star-gazing pavement artist and more.

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    The Story of Beatrix Potter (English, Hardback) Sarah Gristwood

    Historian Sarah Gristwood follows Potter from her constricted Victorian childhood to the success and tragedy of the years 1901-13, when she published nearly all her major books yet was denied love by the death of her fiance. Finally, she traces the last 30 years of Potter's life, when she abandoned books to become a working farmer and pioneer of the conservation movement in the early days of the...

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    Of Fortunes and War (Paperback) Patrick Garrett $24.50
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    Letters Written in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark (English, Paperback) Mary Wollstonecraft

    Letters written during a short residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark (1796) is both an arresting travel book and a personal memoir. In it Wollstonecraft describes the sublime landscape and the events and people she encounters. This edition includes reviews, additional letters, and documents on the background to the journey.

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