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  • Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
    Lord of Shadows (English, Paperback) Cassandra Clare

    Cassandra Clare returns to the world of Shadowhunters in her newset series, The Dark Artifices, a sequel to the bestselling Mortal Instruments series.

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  • To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
    To the Lighthouse (English, Paperback) Virginia Woolf

    A captivating fusion of elegy, autobiography, socio-political critique and visionary thrust, To the Lighthouse is the most accomplished of all Woolf's novels. This new edition includes a full contextualizing introduction and notes by David Bradshaw.

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  • Dream Story by Arthur Schnitzler
    Dream Story (English, Paperback) Arthur Schnitzler

    A novella that tells how through a simple sexual admission a husband and wife ware driven apart into rival worlds of erotic revenge.

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  • Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
    Leaves of Grass (English, Hardback) Walt Whitman

    A collectible new Penguin Classics series: stunning, clothbound editions of ten favourite poets, which present each poet's most famous book of verse as it was originally published. Designed by the acclaimed Coralie Bickford-Smith and beautifully set, these slim, A format volumes are the ultimate gift for poetry lovers. ...

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  • Good-bye to All That by Sir Andrew Motion
    Good-bye to All That (English, Paperback) Robert Graves

    There was no patriotism in the trenches. It was too remote a sentiment, and rejected as fit only for civilians. As Blighty, Great Britain was a quiet, easy place to get back to out of the present foreign misery, but as a nation it was nothing. This is the memoir of the First World War.

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  • The Dark Powers of Tolkien by David Day
    The Dark Powers of Tolkien (English, Paperback) David Day

    An in-depth and illustrated guide to Tolkien's dark powers.

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  • The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh
    The Pillowman (English, Paperback) Martin McDonagh

    A writer in a totalitarian state is interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a number of child-murders that are happening in his town.

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  • Devotion by Patti Smith
    Devotion (English, Paperback) Patti Smith

    From the renowned artist and author Patti Smith, a rare and generous look into the creative process

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  • Haunted by Christ by Richard Harries
    Haunted by Christ (English, Hardback) Richard Harries

    Portraits of twenty renowned writers, with reflections on their struggles with faith and life, and on the way faith is explored in some their greatest works.

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  • The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah by Benjamin Zephaniah
    The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah (English, Hardback) Benjamin Zephaniah

    The stunning autobiography of the poet, writer, lyricist and activist, Benjamin Zephaniah.

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  • Autumn Journal by Louis MacNeice
    Autumn Journal (English, Paperback) Louis MacNeice

    Written between August and December 1938, Autumn Journal is still considered one of the most valuable and moving testaments of living through the thirties by a young writer.

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  • Paperbacks From Hell by Grady Hendrix
    Paperbacks From Hell (English, Paperback) Grady Hendrix

    Celebrating the weird, gory, freaky, amazing horror fiction of the 70s and 80s. With vintage art, hilarious commentary, recommended reading, and poignant creator biographies.

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  • Landfill by Tim Dee
    Landfill (English, Hardback) Tim Dee

    Landfill is a groundbreaking book which confronts our waste making species through the extraordinary and fascinating life of gulls. As these fascinating animals have come onshore more and more, they have chosen to live amongst and alongside humans. Demonised by some, seagulls are, Dee argues, more like us than any other animal.

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  • Miyazakiworld by Susan Napier
    Miyazakiworld (English, Hardback) Susan Napier

    The story of filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki's life and work, including his significant impact on Japan and the world

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  • Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
    Meditations (English, Hardback) Marcus Aurelius

    Offers a range of spiritual reflections and exercises developed as the leader struggled to understand himself and make sense of the universe. This book covers diverse topics such as the question of virtue, human rationality, the nature of the gods and emotions.

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  • Writers and Their Cats by Alison Nastasi
    Writers and Their Cats (English, Hardback) Alison Nastasi

    Photographs of famous writers and their feline companions--

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  • The Great Derangement by Amitav Ghosh
    The Great Derangement (English, Paperback) Amitav Ghosh

    Are we deranged? The acclaimed Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh argues that future generations may well think so. How else to explain our imaginative failure in the face of global warming? In his first major book of nonfiction since In an Antique Land, Ghosh examines our inability?at the level of literature, history, and politics?to grasp the scale and violence of climate change....

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  • Emilia by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm
    Emilia (English, Paperback) Morgan Lloyd Malcolm

    This new play explores Emilia Bassano, Shakespeare's `Dark Lady of the Sonnets' in her own right as poet, mother and feminist. For the first time, the focus will be on this brilliant woman who managed to outlive all the men the history books tethered her to. Introducing to the world: Emilia! She's going to make you remember her name.

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  • The Book of Lost Tales 2 by Christopher Tolkien
    The Book of Lost Tales 2 (English, Paperback) Christopher Tolkien

    The second of a two-book set that contains the early myths and legends which led to the writing of Tolkien's epic tale of war, The Silmarillion.

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  • The Weird and the Eerie by Mark Fisher
    The Weird and the Eerie (English, Paperback) Mark Fisher

    What exactly are the Weird and the Eerie? In this new essay, Mark Fisher argues that some of the most haunting and anomalous fiction of the 20th century belongs to these two modes. The Weird and the Eerie are closely related but distinct modes, each possessing its own distinct properties.  Both have often been associated with Horror, yet this emphasis overlooks the aching fascination that such...

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