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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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  • Oscar: A Life cover photo

    Oscar: A Life [9781788545976]

    Oscar Wilde's life - like his wit - was alive with paradox. He was both an early exponent and a victim of 'celebrity culture': famous for being famous…

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  • The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test cover photo

    The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test [9781784873707]

    WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY JARVIS COCKER In the summer of 1964, author Ken Kesey and his Merry Band of Pranksters set out on a trip like no other. Bla…

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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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  • The Wife's Tale: A Personal History cover photo

    The Wife's Tale: A Personal History [9780007459629]

    The extraordinary story of an indomitable 95-year-old woman - and of the most extraordinary century in Ethiopia's history. A new Wild Swans …

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  • Where Shall We Run To?: A Memoir cover photo

    Where Shall We Run To?: A Memoir [9780008305970]

    From one of our greatest living writers, comes a remarkable memoir of a forgotten England. 'The war went. We sang…

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  • The Invention of Angela Carter: A Biography cover photo

    The Invention of Angela Carter: A Biography [9780099575726]

    WINNER OF THE SOMERSET MAUGHAM AWARD Selected as a Book of the Year 2016 in The Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, Guardian, Financial Times, Spectator…

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  • The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft cover photo

    The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft [9780241963319]

    The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft is the acclaimed bestselling biography by Claire Tomalin. It is the winner of the Whitbread First Book Prize…

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  • The Life of Saul Bellow: Love and Strife, 1965-2005 cover photo

    The Life of Saul Bellow: Love and Strife, 1965-2005 [9780224101882]

    When this second volume of The Life of Saul Bellow opens, Bellow, at forty-nine, is at the pinnacle of American letters - rich, famous, critically acc…

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  • The Uncommon Reader: A Life of Edward Garnett cover photo

    The Uncommon Reader: A Life of Edward Garnett [9780224081818]

    Over a career spanning nearly fifty years Edward Garnett - editor, critic and publisher's reader - would become one of the most influential men in twe…

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  • Why be Happy When You Could be Normal? cover photo

    Why be Happy When You Could be Normal? [9780099556091]

    In 1985 Jeanette Winterson's first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit , was published. It was Jeanette's version of the story of a terraced house …

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  • A.J. Cronin: The Man Who Created Dr Finlay cover photo

    A.J. Cronin: The Man Who Created Dr Finlay [9781846881121]

    A.J. Cronin, author of some of the best-loved novels of the mid-twentieth century and the creator of Dr Finlay, has been unjustly overlooked by litera…

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  • David Jones: Engraver, Soldier, Painter, Poet cover photo

    David Jones: Engraver, Soldier, Painter, Poet [9781784708009]

    The first full biography of a neglected genius and one of the great Modernists, lavishly illustrated in colour throughout `I would like to have done …

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  • Down and Out in Paris and London cover photo

    Down and Out in Paris and London [9780141184388]

    George Orwell's vivid memoir of his time living among the desperately poor and destitute, Down and Out in Paris and London is a moving tour of the und…

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  • Edward Thomas: from Adlestrop to Arras: A Biography cover photo

    Edward Thomas: from Adlestrop to Arras: A Biography [9781408187135]

    Along with Sassoon and Wilfred Owen, Edward Thomas is by any reckoning a major first world war poet. A war poet is not one who chooses to commemorate …

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  • Guilty Thing: A Life of Thomas de Quincey cover photo

    Guilty Thing: A Life of Thomas de Quincey [9781408840139]

    'Life for De Quincey was either angels ascending on vaults of cloud or vagrants shivering on the city streets.' Thomas De Quincey - opium-eater, celeb…

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  • Mikhail Bulgakov cover photo

    Mikhail Bulgakov [9781780237411]

    Mikhail Bulgakov (1891-1940) has become the most popular Russian writer of the twentieth century, even though his works were banned for decades after …

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  • Pocket Maya Angelou Wisdom: Empowering quotes and wise words from a literary icon cover photo

    Pocket Maya Angelou Wisdom: Empowering quotes and wise words from a literary icon [9781784882464]

    Pocket Maya Angelou Wisdom is a collection of some of her best and most empowering quotes. This is the ultimate keepsake for fans of Maya Angelou's be…

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  • Rebel Writers: The Accidental Feminists: Shelagh Delaney * Edna O'Brien * Lynne Reid-Banks * Charlotte Bingham *  Nell Dunn *  Virginia Ironside  *  Margaret Forster cover photo

    Rebel Writers: The Accidental Feminists: Shelagh Delaney * Edna O'Brien * Lynne Reid-Banks * Charlotte Bingham * Nell Dunn * Virginia Ironside * Margaret Forster [9781448217496]

    In London in 1958 a play by a 19-year-old redefined women's writing in Britain. It also began a movement that would change women's lives forever. The …

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  • Red Sky at Sunrise: Cider with Rosie, as I Walked out One Midsummer Morning, a Moment of War cover photo

    Red Sky at Sunrise: Cider with Rosie, as I Walked out One Midsummer Morning, a Moment of War [9780241953273]

    This is a beautiful new edition of Laurie Lee's celebrated autobiographical trilogy: Cider with Rosie, As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning and A Mom…

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