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The Ministry of Truth: A Biography of George Orwell's 1984

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The Ministry of Truth: A Biography of George Orwell's 1984

Dorian Lynskey

Prose: non-fiction; Literary studies: from c 1900 -; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Society & culture: general; Political ideologies

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In The Ministry of Truth, Dorian Lynskey charts the life of George Orwell's 1984: one of the most influential books of the... [more]

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Dreamers: When the Writers Took Power, Germany 1918

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Dreamers: When the Writers Took Power, Germany 1918

Volker Weidermann

Literary studies: from c 1900 -; History; Revolutions, uprisings, rebellions

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At the end of the First World War in Germany, the journalist and theatre critic Kurt Eisner organised a revolution which overthrew... [more]

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Virgil Aeneid XI: A Selection

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Virgil Aeneid XI: A Selection

Ashley Carter

Literary studies: classical, early & medieval; History

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This is the endorsed publication from OCR and Bloomsbury for the Latin AS and A-Level (Group 3) prescription of Aeneid Book... [more]

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Cicero Philippic II: A Selection

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Cicero Philippic II: A Selection

Christopher Tanfield

Literary studies: classical, early & medieval; History

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This is the endorsed publication from OCR and Bloomsbury for the Latin AS and A-Level (Group 1) prescription of Cicero's Philippic... [more]

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Tacitus Histories I: A Selection

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Tacitus Histories I: A Selection

Benedict Gravell , Ellen O'Gorman

Literary studies: classical, early & medieval; History

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This is the endorsed publication from OCR and Bloomsbury for the Latin AS and A-Level (Group 1) prescription of Histories... [more]

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Howard: The Art of Persuasion : Selected Speeches 1995-2016

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Howard: The Art of Persuasion : Selected Speeches 1995-2016

John Howard

Anthologies (non-poetry); Literary studies: general; History

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The essence of a good speech is that the speaker should have something to say which he is resolved to convey to his listeners... [more]

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Keeping on Keeping on

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Keeping on Keeping on

Alan Bennett

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

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[This text] contains [Alan] Bennett's diaries from 2005 to 2015, with everything from his much celebrated essays to his irreverent... [more]

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A is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie

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A is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie

Kathryn Harkup

Biography; Literary studies: from c 1900 -; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Medical toxicology; Popular science

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Fourteen Agatha Christie novels. Fourteen poisons. Just because it's fiction doesn't mean it's entirely made up... [more]

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Melvin Burgess

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Melvin Burgess

Alison Waller

Literary studies: from c 1900 -; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Children's literature studies: general

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Melvin Burgess has made a powerful name for himself in the world of children's and young adult literature, emerging in the... [more]

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Contemporary Children's Literature and Film: Engaging with Theory

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Contemporary Children's Literature and Film: Engaging with Theory

Kerry Mallan

Children's literature studies: general

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Bringing together leading and emerging scholars, this book argues for the significance of theory for reading texts written... [more]

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The Domesticity of Giraffes

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The Domesticity of Giraffes

Judith Beveridge

Poetry; Literary studies: poetry & poets

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Student's Ovid: Selections from the Metamorphoses

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Student's Ovid: Selections from the Metamorphoses

Ovid

Literary studies: classical, early & medieval; Literary studies: poetry & poets; History; Educational: English literature

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Ideally suited to intermediate to advanced college-level students, The Student's Ovid offers twenty-one selections from the... [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; Advocate - Biography

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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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Images in an Antique Book: Dante in Shakespeare

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Images in an Antique Book: Dante in Shakespeare

Vivienne Robertson

Shakespeare studies & criticism

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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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The Devil's Slave (#2 Frances Gorges Historical Trilogy)

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The Devil's Slave (#2 Frances Gorges Historical Trilogy)

Tracy Borman

Literature: history & criticism; Fiction & Literature; Historical fiction

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The second novel from celebrated historian Tracy Borman, author of The King's Witch. [more]

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Strange Stars

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Strange Stars

Jason Heller

Theory of music & musicology; Rock & Pop music; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Society & Social Sciences; Popular culture

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In [this book, the author] recasts sci-fi and pop music as parallel cultural forces that depended on one another to expand... [more]

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Tyrant: Shakespeare On Power

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Tyrant: Shakespeare On Power

Stephen Greenblatt

Shakespeare studies & criticism; Political leaders & leadership

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'Brilliant' Sunday TimesHow does a truly disastrous leader - a sociopath, a demagogue, a tyrant - come to power? [more]

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Austentatious: The Evolving World of Jane Austen Fans

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Austentatious: The Evolving World of Jane Austen Fans

Holly Luetkenhaus, Zoe Weinstein

Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 ; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Popular culture

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Explores online fan spaces in search of Janeites all over the world to discover what fans are making, how fans are sharing... [more]

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Lear: The Great Image of Authority

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Lear: The Great Image of Authority

Harold Bloom

Shakespeare studies & criticism

Paperback

Synopsis coming soon....... [more]

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Epic Continent: Adventures in the Great Stories of Europe

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Epic Continent: Adventures in the Great Stories of Europe

Nicholas Jubber

Literary studies: poetry & poets; European history; Political geography; Travel writing

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Award-winning travel writer Nicholas Jubber journeys across Europe exploring Europe's epic poems, from the Odyssey to Beowulf,... [more]

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Tunnel Vision

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Tunnel Vision

Kevin Breathnach

Photography & photographs; Biography; Memoirs; Literary essays; Literature: history & criticism

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Whether dissecting European architecture's obsession with historical loss, or the male gaze in photographer Andre Kertesz's... [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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Corporate Virtue Signalling: How to Stop Big Business from Meddling in Politics

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Corporate Virtue Signalling: How to Stop Big Business from Meddling in Politics...

Jeremy Sammut

Literary studies: general; History

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In this book, Jeremy Sammut shows why the support of big business in that campaign could be just the beginning of corporate... [more]

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Literature: Why It Matters

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Literature: Why It Matters

Robert Eaglestone

Literary studies: general

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Despite centuries of arguments, no one can agree on what literature is, or how to study it. But, argues Eaglestone, it is... [more]

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