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  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau (English, Hardback) Laura Dassow Walls

    "Walden. Yesterday I came here to live." That entry from the journal of Henry David Thoreau, and the intellectual journey it began, would by themselves be enough to place Thoreau in the American pantheon. His attempt to "live deliberately" in a small woods at the edge of his hometown of Concord has been a touchstone for individualists and seekers since the publication of Walden in 1854....

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  • Mom and Me and Mom
    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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  • The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano
    The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano (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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  • Confessions of an English Opium-Eater and Other Writings
    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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  • Living in Squares, Loving in Triangles
    Living in Squares, Loving in Triangles (English, Paperback) Amy Licence

    Extraordinary lives, tangled relationships, innovative art: the story of sisters Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf and their Bloomsbury Group.

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  • Music at Midnight
    Music at Midnight (Paperback) John Drury

    Integrates the life and poetry of George Herbert, giving us in Music at Midnight the definitive biography of the man behind some of the most famous poems in the English Language. This book sets the poetry in the whole context of the poet's life and times, so that the reader can understand the frame of mind and kind of society which produced it.

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  • Tove Jansson Life, Art, Words
    Tove Jansson Life, Art, Words (Hardback) Boel Westin

    The definitive, authorised biography of the creator of The Moomins

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  • The Curious World of Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn
    The Curious World of Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn (English, Hardback) Margaret Willes

    An intimate portrait of two pivotal Restoration figures during one of the most dramatic periods of English history

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

    Millions of readers throughout the world have grown up with the stories and verses of A. A. Milne; have envied Christopher Robin in his enchanted world; laughed at Pooh?a bear of very little brain?and worried about Piglet and his problems. But what was it like to be the small boy with the long hair, smock and wellington boots? At the age of 54 Christopher Milne recalled his early childhood,...

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  • Joyce in Court
    Joyce in Court (English, Hardback) Adrian Hardiman

    An accessible and original book about Joyce, by a hugely respected figure in Ireland. A brilliant recreation of the late 19th- and early 20th-century legal system in Ireland.

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  • Sylvia Plath in Devon
    Sylvia Plath in Devon (English, Paperback) Elizabeth Sigmund, Gail Crowther

    An unique analysis of a crucial period in the life of this iconic writer, who tragically committed suicide just months later

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  • Fasting and Feasting
    Fasting and Feasting (Hardback) Adam Federman

    The remarkable and largely untold story of this culinary food writer who spent more than three decades living in a remote part of Italy, and who had a lasting and profound effect on the way we view and celebrate good food and regional cuisines.

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  • The Unexpected Professor
    The Unexpected Professor (Hardback) John Carey

    Best known for his provocative take on cultural issues in The Intellectuals and the Masses and What Good Are the Arts?, the author describes the events that formed him - an escape from the London blitz to an idyllic rural village, army service in Egypt, an open scholarship to Oxford and an academic career that saw him elected.

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  • The World of Yesterday
    The World of Yesterday (English, Paperback) Stefan Zweig

    Austrian writer Stefan Zweig's final work, posted to his publisher the day before his tragic death, brings the destruction of a war-torn Europe vividly to rise.

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  • The Story of Beatrix Potter
    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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  • Autumn Journal
    Autumn Journal (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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  • Ammonites and Leaping Fish
    Ammonites and Leaping Fish (English, Paperback) Penelope Lively

    Features meditations on what it is like to be old as well as on how memory shapes us.

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  • Eternity's Sunrise
    Eternity's Sunrise (English, Paperback) Leo Damrosch

    William Blake, overlooked in his time, remains an enigmatic figure to contemporary readers despite his near canonical status. Out of a wounding sense of alienation and dividedness he created a profoundly original symbolic language, in which words and images unite in a unique interpretation of self and society. He was a counterculture prophet whose art still challenges us to think afresh about...

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  • Red Sky at Sunrise
    Red Sky at Sunrise (Paperback) Laurie Lee

    Presents a sequence of early recollections, beginning with the dazzling lights and sounds of my first footings on earth in a steep Cotswold valley some three miles long.

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