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  • Stieg Larsson, My Friend cover photo

    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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  • Elizabeth Jane Howard: A Dangerous Innocence cover photo

    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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  • Catullus' Bedspread: The Life of Rome's Most Erotic Poet cover photo

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

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

    Shortlisted for the 2018 Costa Biography Award Benjamin Zephaniah, who has travelled the world for his art and his humanitarianism, now tells the one…

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  • In Byron's Wake cover photo

    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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    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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  • 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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    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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  • A Life of My Own cover photo

    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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  • John le Carre: The Biography cover photo

    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 cover photo

    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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  • The J. R. R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: Boxed Set cover photo

    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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  • Boy: Tales of Childhood cover photo

    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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    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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  • 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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  • 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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    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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  • Born to be Posthumous - cover photo

    Born to Be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey [9780008329815]

    The definitive biography of Edward Gorey, the eccentric master of macabre nonsense. 'A genius book about a bookish genius' Daniel Handler, author of …

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  • Charles Dickens: A Life cover photo

    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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  • I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman cover photo

    I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman [9780552773812]

    Academy Award-winning screenwriter and director Nora Ephron ( When Harry Met Sally , Heartburn , Sleepless in Seattle , You've Got Mail ) turns her…

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