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Literature: history & criticism

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Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know: The Fathers of Wilde, Yeats and Joyce

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Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know: The Fathers of Wilde, Yeats and Joyce

Colm Toibin

Literature: history & criticism; Literary theory; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers

Hardback

In Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know Colm Toibin turns his incisive gaze to three of Ireland's greatest writers, Oscar Wilde, W.B.... [more]

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Inadvertent

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Inadvertent

Karl Ove Knausgaard

Biography; Autobiography: literary; Memoirs; Literary studies: general

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The second book in the Why I Write series provides generous insight into the creative process of the award-winning Norwegian... [more]

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The Writer's Map: An Atlas of Imaginary Lands

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The Writer's Map: An Atlas of Imaginary Lands

Philip Pullman

Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers

Hardback

A team of distinguished and internationally acclaimed writers and illustrators share their personal insights into the maps... [more]

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In Search of Lost Books: The forgotten stories of eight mythical volumes

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In Search of Lost Books: The forgotten stories of eight mythical volumes...

Giorgio van Straten

Literary reference works; Social & cultural history

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In search of lost books was first published as Storie di libri perduti in Italy 2016 --Title page verso. [more]

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Devotion

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Devotion

Patti Smith

Biography; Autobiography: literary; Literary studies: general; Gender studies: women

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From the renowned artist and author Patti Smith, a rare and generous look into the creative process [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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Shakespeare: The Theatre of Our World

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Shakespeare: The Theatre of Our World

Peter Conrad

Shakespeare studies & criticism; Social & cultural history

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Peter Conrad explores the phenomenon of Shakespeare, and assesses Shakespeare's global legacy across every continent and across... [more]

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Forward with Classics: Classical Languages in Schools and Communities

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Forward with Classics: Classical Languages in Schools and Communities

Mary Beard

Language teaching theory & methods; Literary studies: classical, early & medieval; Classical history & classical civilisation; Teaching skills & techniques

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Despite their removal from England's National Curriculum in 1988, and claims of elitism, Latin and Greek are increasingly... [more]

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1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List

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1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List

James Mustich

Literary essays; Literary reference works

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The book to raise all books-a celebration of the reading life through an unexpected and compelling compendium of a thousand... [more]

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Autumn in Venice: Ernest Hemingway and His Last Muse

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Autumn in Venice: Ernest Hemingway and His Last Muse

Andrea di Robilant

Biography; Biography: literary; Literary studies: from c 1900 -

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The remarkable story of Hemingway's love affair with both the city of Venice and the muse he found there - a young Italian... [more]

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Tolkien: Maker of Middle-Earth

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Tolkien: Maker of Middle-Earth

Catherine McIlwaine

Exhibition catalogues & specific collections; Illustration; Literary studies: from c 1900 -; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers

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This richly illustrated book explores the huge creative endeavour behind Tolkien's enduring popularity. Lavishly illustrated... [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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Homeric Sites Around Troy

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Homeric Sites Around Troy

Jonathan Brown

Literary studies: classical, early & medieval; History; Early history: c 500 to c 1450&1500; Classical Greek & Roman archaeology; Places & peoples: pictorial works

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Beautifully illustrated, this book is an indispensable sourcebook and companion to Homer. Many historical and modern maps... [more]

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The Man with the Golden Typewriter: Ian Fleming's James Bond Letters

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The Man with the Golden Typewriter: Ian Fleming's James Bond Letters

Fergus Fleming

Biography; Diaries, letters & journals; Literary studies: from c 1900 -; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers

Paperback

The witty and engaging letters of the man who created the world's most famous spy--James Bond. [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

Paperback

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

Paperback

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

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Children's Literature Studies: A Research Handbook

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Children's Literature Studies: A Research Handbook

Kimberley Reynolds, Matthew O. Grenby

Children's literature studies: general

Paperback

Bringing together the expertise of high profile international teachers and researchers, this handbook provides anyone studying... [more]

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The Domesticity of Giraffes

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The Domesticity of Giraffes

Judith Beveridge

Poetry; Literary studies: poetry & poets

Paperback

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Early Auden

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Early Auden

Professor Edward Mendelson

Literary studies: from c 1900 -; Literary studies: poetry & poets

Paperback

This critical study of Auden's writings up to 1939 is now being reissued. It is based on Professor Mendelson's gift as a... [more]

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A Jane Austen Miscellany: Sisters, Suitors, Familes Friends

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A Jane Austen Miscellany: Sisters, Suitors, Familes Friends

Jane Austen

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

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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

Paperback

`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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