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  • The Mystery of Charles Dickens cover photo

    The Mystery of Charles Dickens [9781786497918]

    Charles Dickens was a superb public performer, a great orator and one of the most famous of the Eminent Victorians. Although he specified an unpreten…

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  • Tolkien's Worlds: The places that inspired the writer's imagination cover photo

    Tolkien's Worlds: The places that inspired the writer's imagination [9780711241275]

    This new book from renowned Tolkien expert John Garth investigates the places that inspired the Lord of the Rings author to create his fictional locat…

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  • The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah: The Autobiography cover photo

    The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah: The Autobiography [9781471168956]

    *BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week* Benjamin Zephaniah, who has travelled the world for his art and his humanitarianism, now tells the one story that encom…

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  • Anthony Powell: Dancing to the Music of Time cover photo

    Anthony Powell: Dancing to the Music of Time [9780141030791]

    BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2017 in The Sunday Times, Spectator, Mail on Sunday, Observer and Financial Times 'A landmark biography' The Times, Books of the …

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  • Patrick Melrose Volume 1: Never Mind, Bad News and Some Hope cover photo

    Patrick Melrose Volume 1: Never Mind, Bad News and Some Hope [9781509897681]

    Patrick Melrose Volume 1 contains the first three novels in Edward St Aubyn's semi-autobiographical series, filmed for Sky Atlantic and starring Bened…

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  • In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein cover photo

    In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein [9781781255285]

    'Perfect equilibrium between the numinous and the touchable is typical of Sampson's achievement.' - Guardian Mary Shelley was brought up in a house fi…

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  • Autumn in Venice: Ernest Hemingway and His Last Muse cover photo

    Autumn in Venice: Ernest Hemingway and His Last Muse [9781782399384]

    The remarkable story of Hemingway's love affair with both the city of Venice and the muse he found there - a young Italian girl who inspired him to co…

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  • Patrick Melrose Volume 2: Mother's Milk and At Last cover photo

    Patrick Melrose Volume 2: Mother's Milk and At Last [9781509897704]

    Patrick Melrose Volume 2 contains the final two novels in Edward St Aubyn's semi-autobiographical series, filmed for Sky Atlantic and starring Benedic…

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  • The Making of Poetry: Coleridge Wordsworths and Their Year of Marvels cover photo

    The Making of Poetry: Coleridge Wordsworths and Their Year of Marvels [9780008126476]

    Wordsworth and Coleridge as you've never seen them before in this new book by Adam Nicolson, brimming with poetry, art and nature writing. Proof that …

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  • Robert Graves: From Great War Poet to Good-bye to All That (1895-1929) cover photo

    Robert Graves: From Great War Poet to Good-bye to All That (1895-1929) [9781472929143]

    The writer and poet Robert Graves suppressed virtually all of the poems he had published during and just after the First World War. When his son,…

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  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings cover photo

    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings [9780860685111]

    'A truly phenomenal woman' - Barack Obama 'I know that not since the days of my childhood, when people in books were more real than the people one saw…

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  • Arthur & Sherlock: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes cover photo

    Arthur & Sherlock: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes [9781408858530]

    'Carefully researched but thoroughly readable ... Will surely appeal to the millions of Holmes's admirers as well as students of crime writing' - Kirk…

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  • Noble Savages cover photo

    Noble Savages [9781787330191]

    The four Olivier sisters were emancipated, determined and wild in an age when society punished women for being so. From the beginning of their lives,…

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  • Jeoffry the Poet's Cat

    Jeoffry: The Poet's Cat [9780750995672]

    Jeoffry was a real cat who lived 250 years ago, confined to an asylum with Christopher Smart, one of the most visionary poets of the age. In exchange…

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  • Radical Wordsworth: The Poet Who Changed the World cover photo

    Radical Wordsworth: The Poet Who Changed the World [9780008167424]

    A dazzling new biography of Wordsworth's radical life as a thinker and poetical innovator, published to mark the 250th anniversary of his birth. Will…

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  • Fierce Bad Rabbits: The Tales Behind Children's Picture Books cover photo

    Fierce Bad Rabbits: The Tales Behind Children's Picture Books [9780241354780]

    What is The Tiger Who Came to Tea really about? What has Meg and Mog got to do with Polish embroidery?Why is death in picture books so often represent…

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  • The Life and Times of a Very British Man cover photo

    The Life and Times of a Very British Man [9781408889183]

    A revealing, honest and often comic coming-of-age story about growing up in 1970s Britain on the boundaries of race Kamal Ahmed's childhood was ver…

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  • After Kathy Acker: A Biography cover photo

    After Kathy Acker: A Biography [9780241318058]

    Kathy Acker: Rich girl, street punk, scholar, stripper, victim, media-whore ...and cultural icon. The late Kathy Acker's legend and writings are wrapp…

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  • Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath cover photo

    Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath [9781787332539]

    The first biography of this great and tragic poet that takes advantage of a wealth of new material, this is an unusually balanced, comprehensive and d…

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  • Faber & Faber: The Untold Story of a Great Publishing House cover photo

    Faber & Faber: The Untold Story of a Great Publishing House [9780571339044]

    Published to celebrate Faber's 90th anniversary, this is the story of one of the world's greatest publishing houses - a delight for all readers who ar…

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