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  • Stieg Larsson, My Friend [9780857381965]

    Stieg Larsson, My Friend [9780857381965]

    Five years after his death, Stieg Larsson is best known as the author of the Millennium Trilogy, but during his career as a journalist he was a crucia…

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  • Logical Family: A Memoir [9780857523518]

    Logical Family: A Memoir [9780857523518]

    'A sweet, filthy peach of a memoir from a cultural explosion of a man.' CAITLIN MORAN Born in the mid-twentieth century and raised in the heart of…

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  • Anthony Powell: A Life [9780241143834]

    Anthony Powell: A Life [9780241143834]

    A BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week The long-awaited portrait of a literary master from one of our generation's greatest biographers Anthony Powell: the li…

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  • The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life [9780241257555]

    The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life [9780241257555]

    THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER 'Out of the secret world I once knew, I have tried to make a theatre for the larger worlds we inhabit. First co…

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  • Elizabeth Jane Howard: A Dangerous Innocence [9781848549272]

    Elizabeth Jane Howard: A Dangerous Innocence [9781848549272]

    Elizabeth Jane Howard (1923-2014) wrote brilliant novels about what love can do to people, but in her own life the lasting relationship she sought so …

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  • The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah: The Autobiography [9781471168925]

    The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah: The Autobiography [9781471168925]

    Benjamin Zephaniah, who has travelled the world for his art and his humanitarianism, now tells the one story that encompasses it all: the story of his…

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  • After Kathy Acker: A Biography [9780241318058]

    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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  • Catullus' Bedspread: The Life of Rome's Most Erotic Poet [9780007554331]

    Catullus' Bedspread: The Life of Rome's Most Erotic Poet [9780007554331]

    Daisy Dunn's immediate narrative rediscovers the life and poetry of Gaius Valerius Catullus, Rome's first 'modern' poet, a dandy who fell in love with…

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

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

    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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  • In Byron's Wake [9781471138577]

    In Byron's Wake [9781471138577]

    In 1815, the clever, courted and cherished Annabella Milbanke married the notorious and brilliant Lord Byron. Just one year later, she fled, taking wi…

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  • John le Carre: The Biography  [9781408849460]

    John le Carre: The Biography [9781408849460]

    Over half a century since The Spy Who came in from the Cold made John le Carre a worldwide, bestselling sensation, David Cornwell, the man behind the …

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  • Molly Keane: A Life [9780349007526]

    Molly Keane: A Life [9780349007526]

    'Marvellous' - Diana Athill In 1996, at the age of ninety, just before she died, the Anglo-Irish writer Molly Keane, best remembered for her Booker-sh…

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  • Boy: Tales of Childhood [9780141365534]

    Boy: Tales of Childhood [9780141365534]

    Boy, Roald Dahl's bestselling autobiography, is full of hilarious anecdotes about his childhood and school days, illustrated by Quentin Blake. As a bo…

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

    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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  • Charles Dickens: A Life [9780141036939]

    Charles Dickens: A Life [9780141036939]

    Charles Dickens is the acclaimed definitive biography by bestselling author Claire Tomalin. Charles Dickens was a phenomenon: a demonicly hardworking…

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  • The J. R. R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: Boxed Set [9780008214548]

    The J. R. R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: Boxed Set [9780008214548]

    Stunning three-volume slipcased set containing the most comprehensive in-depth companion to Tolkien's life and works ever published, including synopse…

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  • A Life of My Own [9780241974834]

    A Life of My Own [9780241974834]

    As one of the best biographers of her generation, Claire Tomalin has written about great novelists and poets to huge success: now, she turns to look a…

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  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings [9780860685111]

    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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  • Manuscripts Don't Burn: Mikhail Bulgakov: A Life in Letters and Diaries [9781408831212]

    Manuscripts Don't Burn: Mikhail Bulgakov: A Life in Letters and Diaries [9781408831212]

    The Russian playwright and novelist Mikhail Bulgakov (1891 - 1940) is now widely acknowledged as one of the giants of twentieth-century Soviet literat…

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