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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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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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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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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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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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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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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]

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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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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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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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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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The Making of Poetry: Coleridge, the Wordsworths and Their Year of Marvels

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The Making of Poetry: Coleridge, the Wordsworths and Their Year of Marvels...

Adam Nicolson

Biography: literary; Literary studies: poetry & poets; The natural world, country life & pets

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Wordsworth and Coleridge as you've never seen them before in this new book by Adam Nicolson, brimming with poetry, art and... [more]

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The Wife's Tale: A Personal History

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The Wife's Tale: A Personal History

Aida Edemariam

Biography; Biography: literary

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AN ECONOMIST BOOK OF THE YEAR A CBC BOOK OF THE YEAR The... [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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On Leopard Rock: A Life of Adventures

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On Leopard Rock: A Life of Adventures

Wilbur Smith

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

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I've been writing novels for over fifty years. I was lucky enough to miss the big wars and not get shot, but lucky enough... [more]

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Faber & Faber: The Untold Story of a Great Publishing House

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Faber & Faber: The Untold Story of a Great Publishing House

Toby Faber

Biography: literary; Literary studies: general

Hardback

And how did a tiny firm set up by two men in 1925 - weathering obstacles from wartime paper shortages to dramatic financial... [more]

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Sisters and Rebels: A Struggle for the Soul of America

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Sisters and Rebels: A Struggle for the Soul of America

Jacquelyn Dowd Hall

Biography: general; Biography: literary; History; History of the Americas; Gender studies: women

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Three sisters from the South wrestle with orthodoxies of race, sexuality, and privilege. [more]

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C. S. Lewis: A Very Short Introduction

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C. S. Lewis: A Very Short Introduction

James Como (Professor of Rhetoric Emeritus, York College, City University of New York)

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

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The writings of C.S. Lewis have a universal appeal. His Chronicles of Narnia are by far the best known, but he was also a... [more]

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Writer's Luck: A Memoir 1976-1991

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Writer's Luck: A Memoir 1976-1991

David Lodge

Biography; Autobiography: literary; Memoirs; Literary theory

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`A wonderfully candid and insightful account of a writer's life' William BoydLuck, good or bad, plays an important part in... [more]

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