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Somewhere Becoming Rain: Collected Writings on Philip Larkin

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Somewhere Becoming Rain: Collected Writings on Philip Larkin

Clive James

Biography: literary; Literary studies: poetry & poets; Advocate - Poetry & Writing

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Renowned critic, bestselling author and award-winning poet Clive James offers an exploration and celebration of one of his... [more]

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The Innocent Reader: Reflections on Reading and Writing

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The Innocent Reader: Reflections on Reading and Writing

Debra Adelaide

Autobiography: literary; Creative writing & creative writing guides; Advocate - Poetry & Writing

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Part-bibliomemoir, part-user's manual, Debra Adelaide shares a life dedicated to reading and writing. [more]

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Eternal Boy: The Life of Kenneth Grahame

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Eternal Boy: The Life of Kenneth Grahame

Matthew Dennison

Biography; Biography: literary

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The story of Kenneth Grahame, author of the children's classic Wind in the Willows, and of the vision of English pastoral... [more]

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Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A.

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Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A.

Lili Anolik

Art & design styles: from c 1960; Film, TV & Radio; Individual actors & performers; Biography: arts & entertainment; Biography: literary; Popular culture

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Los Angeles in the 1960s and 70s was the pop culture capital of the world--a movie factory, a music factory, a dream factory.... [more]

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All Things Consoled

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All Things Consoled

Elizabeth Hay

Biography; Autobiography: literary; Memoirs; Psychology of ageing; Coping with old age

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A poignant, complex and hugely resonant memoir about the shift from being a daughter to a guardian and caregiver, by Giller... [more]

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Kafka's Last Trial: The Case of a Literary Legacy

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Kafka's Last Trial: The Case of a Literary Legacy

Benjamin Balint

Biography: literary; Literary studies: from c 1900 -; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers

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The gripping story of the legal battle over the work of the most enigmatic writer of the twentieth century: a priceless lost... [more]

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Facts and Fiction: A Book of Storytelling

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Facts and Fiction: A Book of Storytelling

Michael Holroyd

Biography: literary; Prose: non-fiction; Literary essays

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'As deft and devastating as a piece of non-fiction writing in miniature as you're ever likely to read ... A collection to... [more]

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The World in Thirty-Eight Chapters or Dr Johnson's Guide to Life

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The World in Thirty-Eight Chapters or Dr Johnson's Guide to Life

Henry Hitchings

Biography; Biography: literary; Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800; British & Irish history; Popular philosophy

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Part portrait of Britain's greatest man of letters, part guide to life, a witty and erudite re-evaluation of Dr Johnson's... [more]

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Sontag: Her Life

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Sontag: Her Life

Benjamin Moser

Biography; Biography: literary; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Political activism

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Susan Sontag was our last great literary star. Her brilliant, serious mind combined with her striking image, her rigorous... [more]

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Existentialism and Excess: The Life and Times of Jean-Paul Sartre

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Existentialism and Excess: The Life and Times of Jean-Paul Sartre

Gary Cox

Biography; Biography: literary; Phenomenology & Existentialism

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Jean-Paul Sartre is an undisputed giant of twentieth-century philosophy. His intellectual writings popularizing existentialism... [more]

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Mrs Gaskell and Me: Two Women, Two Love Stories, Two Centuries Apart

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Mrs Gaskell and Me: Two Women, Two Love Stories, Two Centuries Apart

Nell Stevens

Biography; Biography: literary; Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 ; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers

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From the author of the beloved Bleaker House, Mrs Gaskell and Me is the story of two very modern women and their two love... [more]

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Packing My Library: An Elegy and Ten Digressions

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Packing My Library: An Elegy and Ten Digressions

Alberto Manguel

Autobiography: literary

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With insight and passion, Alberto Manguel underscores the universal centrality of books and their unique importance to a democratic,... [more]

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Girl Boy Girl: How I Became JT Leroy

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Girl Boy Girl: How I Became JT Leroy

Savannah Knoop

Biography; Autobiography: literary

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After The New York Times unmasked Knoop as the face of the mysterious author JT LeRoy, readers learned that the gay male-prostitute-turned-literary-wonder... [more]

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The Boatman: Henry David Thoreau's River Years

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The Boatman: Henry David Thoreau's River Years

Robert M. Thorson

Biography: literary; Regional & national history; Mathematics & Sciences; Conservation of the environment

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Robert Thorson gives readers a Thoreau for the Anthropocene. The boatman and backyard naturalist was keenly aware of the way... [more]

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Becoming Beauvoir: A Life

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Becoming Beauvoir: A Life

Kate Kirkpatrick (King's College London, UK)

Biography; Biography: literary; Phenomenology & Existentialism; Popular philosophy; Feminism & feminist theory

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One is not born a woman, but becomes one , Simone de Beauvoir A symbol of liberated womanhood, Simone de Beauvoir's unconventional... [more]

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David Malouf: Writers on Writers

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David Malouf: Writers on Writers

Nam Le

Biography: literary; Literary studies: from c 1900 -

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'Here was a very-much-alive half-Lebanese writer (from provincial Brisbane, no less) producing English-language writing of... [more]

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Kerry O'Brien: A Memoir

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Kerry O'Brien: A Memoir

Kerry O'Brien

Biography; Autobiography: literary; Memoirs; Press & journalism

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Born the day before the first American occupying troops landed near Tokyo in August 1945, Kerry O'Brien's life has spanned... [more]

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

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

Clare Pollard

Autobiography: literary; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Literary companions; Publishing industry

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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... [more]

$32.99

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Rosie: Scenes from a Vanished Life

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Rosie: Scenes from a Vanished Life

Rose Tremain

Biography; Autobiography: literary; Memoirs

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*The Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller*Rose Tremain grew up in post-war London, a city still partly in ruins, where both food... [more]

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Voices in the Evening

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Voices in the Evening

Natalia Ginzburg

Autobiography: literary; Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Fiction in translation

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An elegant, spare novel reminiscent of Chekhov, Voices in the Evening is an unforgettable story about first love and lost... [more]

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Robert Louis Stevenson in Samoa

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Robert Louis Stevenson in Samoa

Joseph Farrell

Biography; Biography: literary; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Australasian & Pacific history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900

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The story of the last years of the author of Treasure Island and Jekyll and Hyde, lived out in the earthly paradise of the... [more]

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Our Man Down in Havana: The Story Behind Graham Greene's Cold War Spy Novel

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Our Man Down in Havana: The Story Behind Graham Greene's Cold War Spy Novel...

Christopher Hull

Biography: general; Biography: historical, political & military; Biography: literary; History of the Americas

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Exploring the backstory that led to the writing of Graham Greene's beloved satirical spy novel, Our Man Down in Havana evokes... [more]

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In the Shadow of Vesuvius: A Life of Pliny

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In the Shadow of Vesuvius: A Life of Pliny

Daisy Dunn

Biography: historical, political & military; Biography: literary; Literary studies: classical, early & medieval; History

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Ash spewed into the sky. All eyes were on Vesuvius. Pliny the Elder sailed towards the phenomenon. A teenage Pliny the Younger... [more]

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Beyond the Thirty-Nine Steps: A Life of John Buchan

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Beyond the Thirty-Nine Steps: A Life of John Buchan

Ursula Buchan

Films, movies & cinema; Biography; Biography: literary; Memoirs

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John Buchan's name is known across the world for The Thirty-Nine Steps. In the past hundred years the classic thriller has... [more]

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Vasily Grossman and the Soviet Century

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Vasily Grossman and the Soviet Century

Alexandra Popoff

Biography: literary; History; European history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000

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The definitive biography of Soviet Jewish dissident writer Vasily Grossman [more]

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