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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

Paperback

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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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 Celebration of Beatrix Potter: Art and Letters by More Than 30 of Today's Favorite Children's Book Illustrators

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A Celebration of Beatrix Potter: Art and Letters by More Than 30 of Today's...

Beatrix Potter

Illustration; Children's literature studies: general

Hardback

2016 marks the 150th birthday of Beatrix Potter, making it the perfect time to pay tribute to the beloved author/illustrator... [more]

$49.95  $20.00

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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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Russian Emigre Short Stories from Bunin to Yanovsky

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Russian Emigre Short Stories from Bunin to Yanovsky

Bryan Karetnyk

Literary studies: from c 1900 -; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Russian Revolution; Second World War

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'I remember Moscow in disarray-the smoke and fire of explosions above the cupolas, the glint of the Kremlin eagles shining... [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]

$19.99

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Stevie Smith: A Selection: edited by Hermione Lee

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Stevie Smith: A Selection: edited by Hermione Lee

Stevie Smith

Poetry; Poetry by individual poets; Literary studies: poetry & poets

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This comprehensive and welcoming edition draws on the whole of Stevie Smith's output in poetry, prose and drawings from Novel... [more]

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The Red Years: Forbidden Poems from Inside North Korea

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The Red Years: Forbidden Poems from Inside North Korea

Bandi

Poetry; Poetry by individual poets; Literary studies: poetry & poets

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Authored by one of North Korea's most acclaimed dissident writers, this is the first collection of Bandi's poetry to be published... [more]

$23.95

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Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters

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Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters

Anne Boyd Rioux

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

Paperback

Rediscover the beloved classic Little Women and its lasting power as it celebrates its 150th anniversary. [more]

$26.95

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The Unpunished Vice: A Life of Reading

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The Unpunished Vice: A Life of Reading

Edmund White

Memoirs; Literary studies: general

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'I find it impossible to imagine anyone better read than White ... Wisdom and a certain kind of tenderness are to be found... [more]

$22.99

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Sleepless Nights

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Sleepless Nights

Elizabeth Hardwick

Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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Here are luminous sketches of characters she has met, of transgressive and often tragic women - prostitutes and mothers, spinsters... [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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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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Harvest Bells: New and Uncollected Poems by John Betjeman

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Harvest Bells: New and Uncollected Poems by John Betjeman

John Betjeman

Poetry; Poetry by individual poets; Literary studies: poetry & poets

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John Betjeman's unforgettable poems on landscape and suburbia, desire and death, faith and doubt, helped to establish him... [more]

$34.99

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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]

$32.99

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Murakami 2020 Diary

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Murakami 2020 Diary

Haruki Murakami

Literary companions; Stationery items

Hardback

A beautifully designed hardback diary for 2020, featuring unique artwork inspired by Haruki Murakami's works along with quotations... [more]

$32.99

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Beowulf: A Ladybird Expert Book

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Beowulf: A Ladybird Expert Book

Janina Ramirez

Literary studies: classical, early & medieval; Literary studies: poetry & poets; Folklore, myths & legends

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Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Beowulf is an accessible, authoritative, and entertaining introduction to the Anglo-Saxon... [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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Jane on the Brain: Exploring the Science of Social Intelligence with Jane Austen

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Jane on the Brain: Exploring the Science of Social Intelligence with Jane...

Wendy Jones

Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800; Society & culture: general; Social, group or collective psychology

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An Austen scholar and therapist reveals Jane Austen's intuitive ability to imbue her characters with hallmarks of social intelligence-and... [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]

$22.99

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