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  • A Grief Observed Readers' Edition by C. S. Lewis
    A Grief Observed Readers' Edition (Paperback) C. S. Lewis

    In April 1956, C S Lewis, the author of The Chronicles of Narnia, married Joy Davidman, an American poet with two small children. After four intensely happy years, Davidman died of cancer and the author found himself alone again, and inconsolable. In this journal, he freely confesses his pain, rage, and struggle to sustain his faith.

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  • Unapologetic by Francis Spufford
    Unapologetic (Paperback) Francis Spufford

    Offering a realistic account of the bits of our lives advertising agencies prefer to ignore, this book is suitable for believers who are fed up with being patronised, for non-believers curious about how faith can possibly work in the twenty-first century, and for anyone who feels there is something indefinably wrong, and literalistic.

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  • Red Plenty by Francis Spufford
    Red Plenty (English, Paperback) Francis Spufford

    The Soviet Union was founded on a fairytale. about the brief era when, under the rash leadership of Nikita Khrushchev, the Soviet Union looked forward to a future of rich communists and envious capitalists, when Moscow would out-glitter Manhattan, every Lada would be better engineered than a Porsche and sputniks would lead the way to the stars.

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  • The Child that Books Built by Francis Spufford
    The Child that Books Built (Paperback) Francis Spufford

    Children's books - from Narnia to The Hobbit - are celebrated in this enlightened examination of the joys of childhood reading. Fairy tales and Where the Wild Things Are, The Lord of the Rings and the Narnia books, Little House on the Prairie and The Earthsea Trilogy.

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  • True Stories by Francis Spufford
    True Stories (English, Hardback) Francis Spufford

    An irresistible collection of favorite writings from an author celebrated for his bravura style and sheer unpredictability

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  • I May Be Some Time by Francis Spufford
    I May Be Some Time (Paperback) Francis Spufford

    I May Be Some Time is a richly engrossing cultural history of our obsession with ice, Eskimos and polar exploration. When Captain Scott died in 1912 on his way back from the South Pole, his story became a myth embedded in the national imagination.

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  • Backroom Boys by Francis Spufford
    Backroom Boys (Paperback) Francis Spufford

    Offers an account of how British boffins triumphed across the decades in creating everything from computer games to Martian landers. This book contains chapters on the Beagle II, Elite - the 80s computer game, the Blue Streak missile, Concorde, mobile phone technology and the Human Genome Project, among others.

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  • The Child That Books Built by Francis Spufford
    The Child That Books Built (English, Paperback) Francis Spufford

    In this extended love letter to children's books and the wonders they perform, Francis Spufford makes a confession: books were his mother, his father, his school. Reading made him who he is. To understand the thrall of fiction, Spufford goes back to his earliest encounters with books, exploring such beloved classics as The Wind in the Willows, The Little House on the Prairie, and The Chronicles of...

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  • Golden Hill by Francis Spufford
    Golden Hill (English, Hardback) Francis Spufford $34.07
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  • Red Plenty by Francis Spufford
    Red Plenty (English, CD-Audio) Francis Spufford

    Strange as it may seem, the gray, oppressive USSR was founded on a fairy tale. It was built on the twentieth-century magic called "the planned economy," which was going to gush forth an abundance of good things that the lands of capitalism could never match. And just for a little while, in the heady years of the late 1950s, the magic seemed to be working.

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  • Red Plenty by Francis Spufford
    Red Plenty (English, CD-Audio) Francis Spufford

    Strange as it may seem, the gray, oppressive USSR was founded on a fairy tale. It was built on the twentieth-century magic called "the planned economy," which was going to gush forth an abundance of good things that the lands of capitalism could never match. And just for a little while, in the heady years of the late 1950s, the magic seemed to be working.

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  • Golden Hill by Francis Spufford
    Golden Hill (English, Hardback) Francis Spufford

    A Wall Street Journal Top Ten Fiction Book of 2017 * A Washington Post Notable Fiction Book of the Year * A Seattle Times Favorite Book of 2017 * An NPR Best Book of 2017 * A Kirkus Reviews Best Historical Fiction Book of the Year * A Library Journal Top Historical Fiction Book of the Year * Winner of the Costa First Novel Award, the RSL Ondaatje Prize, and the Desmond Elliott Prize * Winner of...

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  • Red Plenty by Francis Spufford
    Red Plenty (English, Paperback) Francis Spufford

    Presents an analysis of the ideology behind the USSR's 20th-century "planned economy," focusing on the brief period in the 1950s when the Soviet Union, under the leadership of Khrushchev, believed it was securing a rich communist future that would outperform capitalist nations, in a text with fictional selections.

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  • Unapologetic by Francis Spufford
    Unapologetic (English, Paperback) Francis Spufford

    Francis Spufford's Unapologetic is a wonderfully pugnacious defense of Christianity. Refuting critics such as Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and the "new atheist" crowd, Spufford, a former atheist and Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, argues that Christianity is recognizable, drawing on the deep and deeply ordinary vocabulary of human feeling, satisfying those who believe in it by offering...

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  • Golden Hill by Francis Spufford
    Golden Hill (English, Paperback) Francis Spufford

    A Wall Street Journal Top Ten Fiction Book of 2017 * A Washington Post Notable Fiction Book of the Year * A Seattle Times Favorite Book of 2017 * An NPR Best Book of 2017 * A Kirkus Reviews Best Historical Fiction Book of the Year * A Library Journal Top Historical Fiction Book of the Year * Winner of the Costa First Novel Award, the RSL Ondaatje Prize, and the Desmond Elliott Prize...

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  • Red Plenty by Francis Spufford
    Red Plenty (Hardback) Francis Spufford

    The Soviet Union was built on 20th-century magic called 'the planned economy', which was going to gush forth an abundance of good things that capitalism could never match. And just for a little while, in the late 1950s, the magic seemed to be working. This book is about that moment in history, and how it came, and how it went away.

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  • Unapologetic by Francis Spufford
    Unapologetic (English, Hardback) Francis Spufford

    In this uncompromising defense of Christianity, a former atheist and Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature offers a ruthlessly realistic account of the grown-up dignity of Christian experience that will satisfy both believers and non-believers alike. 20,000 first printing.

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  • Unapologetic by Francis Spufford
    Unapologetic (English, Hardback) Francis Spufford

    Suitable for believers who are fed up with being patronised, for non-believers curious about how faith can possibly work in the twenty-first century, this title presents an argument that Christianity is recognisable, drawing on the vocabulary of human feeling, and satisfying those who believe in it.

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