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  • Tree and Leaf by J. R. R. Tolkien
    Tree and Leaf (English, Paperback)

    Repackaged to feature Tolkien's own painting of the Tree of Amalion, this collection includes his famous essay, `On Fairy-stories' and the story that exemplifies this, `Leaf by Niggle', together with the poem `Mythopoeia' and the verse drama, `The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth', which tells of the events following the disastrous Battle of Maldon.

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  • The Monsters and the Critics by J. R. R. Tolkien
    The Monsters and the Critics (English, Paperback)

    Complete collection of Tolkien's essays, including two on Beowulf, which span three decades beginning six years before The Hobbit to five years after The Lord of the Rings.

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  • The Life of Muhammad by I. Ishaq
    The Life of Muhammad (English, Hardback)

    A reissued translation which uses Ibn Hisham's abridgement and also includes many additions and variants found in the writings of early authors. The book thus presents in English practically all that is known of the life of the Prophet, and remains a monument of early Arabic prose.

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  • The Gifts of Reading by Robert Macfarlane
    The Gifts of Reading (Paperback)

    From the acclaimed author of The Old Ways and Landmarks -- an essay on the joy of reading, for anyone who has ever loved a book...

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  • Sister Outsider by Professor Audre Lorde
    Sister Outsider (English, Paperback)

    Presenting the essential writings of black lesbian poet and feminist writer Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider celebrates an influential voice in twentieth-century literature. ...

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  • The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
    The Prince (English, Paperback)

    Classic, Renaissance-era guide to acquiring and maintaining political power. Today, nearly 500 years after it was written, this calculating prescription for autocratic rule continues to be much read and studied.

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  • Delight by JB Priestley
    Delight (English, Hardback)

    The original `well-being' book, republished for it's 70th Anniversary

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  • Orkneyinga Saga by Hermann Palsson
    Orkneyinga Saga (English, Paperback)

    This is the story of the Orkneymen of Norwegian extraction who established an Earldom of Norway in the Northern Scottish Isles a thousand years ago, and whose descendants held sway over the Hebrides and Northern Mainland of Scotland for several centuries.

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  • Writings for a Liberation Psychology by Ignacio Martin-Baro
    Writings for a Liberation Psychology (English, Paperback)

    A Spanish-born Jesuit trained in psychology at the University of Chicago and killed by a Salvadoran death squad in 1989, Martin-Baro devoted much of his career to making psychology speak to the community and to the individual. This collection clarifies his importance in Latin American psychology and reveals a major force in social theory.

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  • A Handbook of Disappointed Fate by Anne Boyer
    A Handbook of Disappointed Fate (English, Paperback)

    Literary Nonfiction. A HANDBOOK OF DISAPPOINTED FATE highlights a decade of Anne Boyer's interrogative writing on poetry, death, love, lambs, and other impossible questions.

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  • We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    We Should All Be Feminists (English, Paperback)

    A personal and powerful essay from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the bestselling author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun.

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  • Language Myths by Laurie Bauer
    Language Myths (English, Paperback)

    A collection of original essays by 21 of the world's leading linguists. It discusses topics on some of the popular myths about language: the media are ruining English; children can't speak or write properly anymore; and, America is ruining the English language.

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  • Essays in Idleness by Meredith McKinney
    Essays in Idleness (English, Paperback)

    Offers two works on life's fleeting pleasures by Buddhist monks from medieval Japan, but each shows a different world-view. This book includes ribald stories of drunken monks to aching nostalgia for the fading traditions of the Japanese court.

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  • Politics and the English Language by George Orwell
    Politics and the English Language (English, Paperback)

    Includes all issues such as political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia. This title offers an essay on style.

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  • Essays by George Orwell
    Essays (English, Paperback)

    Features that illuminate the life and work of one of the most individual writers of this century. Displaying an almost unrivalled mastery of English plain prose, this essays create a literary manner from the process of thinking aloud and continue to challenge, move and entertain.

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  • Essays by George Orwell
    Essays (English, Paperback)

    Features essays, reviews and articles that illuminate the life and work of one of the most individual writers of this century - a man who created a unique literary manner from the process of thinking aloud and who elevated political writing to an art.

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  • Revelations of Divine Love by Julian of Norwich
    Revelations of Divine Love (English, Paperback)

    Contains both the short text, which is mainly an account of the 'showings' themselves and Julian's initial interpretation of their meaning, and the long text, completed some twenty years later, which moves from vision to a daringly speculative theology.

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  • Bento's Sketchbook by John Berger
    Bento's Sketchbook (English, Paperback)

    A meditation, in words and images, on the practice of drawing, by the author of Ways of Seeing.

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  • New Daughters of Africa by Margaret Busby
    New Daughters of Africa (English, Hardback)

    Showcasing the work of more than 200 women writers of African descent, this major international collection celebrates their contributions to literature and international culture.

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  • The Elements of Theology by Proclus
    The Elements of Theology (Multiple languages, Paperback)

    The text of Proclus' most famous work, based on a personal examination of some 40 manuscripts, is presented here together with a critical analysis, an English translation, and a philosophical and linguistic commentary.

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