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  • The Flavor Bible by Karen Page
    The Flavor Bible (English, Hardback) Karen Page, Andrew Dornenburg

    Great cooking goes beyond following a recipe--it's knowing how to season ingredients to coax the greatest possible flavor from them. Drawing on dozens of leading chefs' combined experience, the authors present the definitive guide to creating "deliciousness" in any dish.

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  • The Four Elements by John O'Donohue
    The Four Elements (Paperback) John O'Donohue

    In The Four Elements, poet and philosopher John O'Donohue draws upon his Celtic heritage and the love of his native landscape, the west of Ireland, to weave together a tapestry of beautifully evoked images of nature.

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

    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) J. R. R. Tolkien

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

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

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

    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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  • Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit
    Men Explain Things to Me (Hardback) Rebecca Solnit

    A collection of essays on feminism, from one of the most important and original public intellectuals writing today

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  • Human Relations and Other Difficulties by Mary-Kay Wilmers
    Human Relations and Other Difficulties (Paperback) Mary-Kay Wilmers

    Mary-Kay Wilmers has been a giant of the English literary world for decades. She was integral in the founding of LRB in 1979 during the year-long lock-out at The Times and has served as its editor in chief since 1992. Under her leadership, the magazine has pulled no punches and faced the inevitable controversies head on, leading the Observer to wonder whether LRB is 'the best magazine in the...

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  • This Little Art by Kate Briggs
    This Little Art (English, Paperback) Kate Briggs

    An essay with the reach and momentum of a novel, Kate Briggs's THIS LITTLE ART is a genre-bending song for the practice of literary translation, offering fresh, fierce and timely thinking on reading, writing and living with the works of others.

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

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

    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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  • The Bumblebee Flies Anyway by Kate Bradbury
    The Bumblebee Flies Anyway (English, Hardback) Kate Bradbury

    The story of a garden brought back from the dead and the wildlife that returns to it, set amidst the chaos of new beginnings and nearly losing everything.

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  • Frank Sinatra Has a Cold by Gay Talese
    Frank Sinatra Has a Cold (English, Paperback) Gay Talese

    A selection of writings including a description of a meeting between two legends, Fidel Castro and Muhammad Ali; a dissection of the offices of Vogue magazine; an account of travelling to Ireland with hellraiser Peter O'Toole; and, a profile of fading baseball star Joe DiMaggio, which turns into a immaculately-crafted meditation on celebrity.

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  • Essays by George Orwell
    Essays (Paperback) George Orwell

    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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  • 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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  • Notes to Self by Emilie Pine
    Notes to Self (Paperback) Emilie Pine

    In this vivid and powerful collection of essays, the first non- fiction book published by Tramp Press, Emilie Pine boldly confronts the past to better understand herself, her relationships and her role in society.

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  • The Mabinogion by Sioned Davies
    The Mabinogion (English, Paperback) Sioned Davies

    The 11 tales of the Mabinogion combine Celtic mythology and Arthurian romance. This new translation recreates the storytelling world of medieval Wales and re-invests the tales with the power of performance.

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

    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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  • The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
    The Pilgrim's Progress (English, Paperback) John Bunyan

    This allegory of Christian life describes the pilgrimage of the hero, Christian, from the Shadow of Destruction via the Slough of Despond, the Hill of Difficulty, the Valley of the Shadow of Death and Vanity Fair, over the River of the Water of Life and into the Celestial City.

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  • The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell
    The Road to Wigan Pier (English, Paperback) George Orwell

    Deals with the working-class life in the bleak industrial heartlands of Yorkshire and Lancashire in the 1930s, the Road to Wigan Pier is a brilliant and bitter polemic that has lost none of its political impact over time. This title includes descriptions of social injustice, cramped slum housing, dangerous mining conditions, squalor, and more.

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