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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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  • Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley cover photo

    Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley [9780099592396]

    AS READ ON BBC RADIO 4. NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER. A gripping account of the heartbreaks and triumphs of two of history's most formid…

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  • Storyteller: The Life of Roald Dahl [9780007254774]

    The authorised biography of one of the greatest storytellers of all time, written with complete access to the archives stored in the Roald Dahl Museum…

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  • Take Courage: Anne Bronte and the Art of Life cover photo

    Take Courage: Anne Bronte and the Art of Life [9781784701116]

    'I was wowed and moved' Tracy Chevalier Anne Bronte is the forgotten Bronte sister, overshadowed by her older siblings - virtuous, successful Char…

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  • Tastes of Honey: The Making of Shelagh Delaney and a Cultural Revolution cover photo

    Tastes of Honey: The Making of Shelagh Delaney and a Cultural Revolution [9781784740825]

    Ground-breaking, firebrand playwright who changed our cultural and social landscape and put working-class lives centre stage. Throughout her life,…

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  • The Captivated: J.M. Barrie Du Mauriers and the Dark Side of Neverland cover photo

    The Captivated: J.M. Barrie Du Mauriers and the Dark Side of Neverland [9780099520450]

    J. M. Barrie has long been a controversial figure; as D. H. Lawrence observed in 1921, 'Barrie has a fatal touch for those he loves. They die'. The fi…

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  • The Fall of the House of Byron: Scandal and Seduction in Georgian England cover photo

    The Fall of the House of Byron: Scandal and Seduction in Georgian England [9781473664302]

    In the early eighteenth century, Newstead Abbey was among the most admired aristocratic homes in England. It was the abode of William, 4th Baron Byron…

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  • The Journals of Sylvia Plath cover photo

    The Journals of Sylvia Plath [9780571301638]

    The Journals of Sylvia Plath offers an intimate portrait of the author of the extraordinary poems for which Plath is so widely loved, but it is also c…

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  • The Letters of T. S. Eliot Volume 5: 1930-1931 cover photo

    The Letters of T. S. Eliot Volume 5: 1930-1931 [9780571316328]

    'The book amounts to a comprehensive literary history of the time.' David Sexton, Evening Standard Volume 5 of The Letters of T. S. Eliot finds the…

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  • The Letters of T. S. Eliot Volume 6: 1932-1933 cover photo

    The Letters of T. S. Eliot Volume 6: 1932-1933 [9780571316342]

    A vivid and personal documentation of T. S. Eliot's most crucial years, both in his private and public life. Despairing of his volatile, unstable m…

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  • The Life and Loves of Edith Nesbit cover photo

    The Life and Loves of Edith Nesbit [9780715651469]

    Edith Nesbit is considered the first modern writer for children and the inventor of the children's adventure story publishing over 40 books, influenci…

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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 [9780008126490]

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD 2019 Wordsworth and Coleridge as you've never seen them before in this …

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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 unpretent…

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  • Virginia Woolf's Garden: The Story of the Garden at Monk's House cover photo

    Virginia Woolf's Garden: The Story of the Garden at Monk's House [9781909342132]

    Monk's House in Sussex is the former home of Leonard and Virginia Woolf. It was bought by them in 1919 as a country retreat, somewhere they came to re…

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  • 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare cover photo

    1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare [9780571214815]

    How did Shakespeare go from being a talented poet and playwright to become one of the greatest writers who ever lived? In this one exhilarating year w…

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  • 84 Charing Cross Road cover photo

    84 Charing Cross Road [9781860498503]

    This book is the very simple story of the love affair between Miss Helene Hanff of New York and Messrs Marks and Co, sellers of rare and secondhand bo…

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  • A Brief Guide To Agatha Christie cover photo

    A Brief Guide To Agatha Christie [9781472110572]

    Agatha Christie's 80 novels and short-story collections have sold over 2 billion copies in more than 45 languages, more than any other author. When Ch…

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  • A Fork in the Road cover photo

    A Fork in the Road [9780099527039]

    This is Andre Brink's story of a life lived in tumultuous times. He describes with searing honesty his conflicting experiences of growing up in a worl…

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  • A Lie About My Father cover photo

    A Lie About My Father [9780099479536]

    A moving, unforgettable memoir of two lost men: a father and his child. He had his final heart attack in the Silver Band Club in Corby, somewhere betw…

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