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Jane Austen at Home: A Biography

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Jane Austen at Home: A Biography

Lucy Worsley

Biography: literary; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; British & Irish history; Social & cultural history

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Historian Lucy Worsley visits Jane Austen at home, exploring the author's life through the places which meant the most to... [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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Paperback

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The Odyssey: A New Translation by Peter Green

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The Odyssey: A New Translation by Peter Green

Homer

Literary studies: classical, early & medieval

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This is a translation of the epic Greek poem by Homer. --Provided by publisher. [more]

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Homer: A Very Short Introduction

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Homer: A Very Short Introduction

Barbara Graziosi

Literary studies: classical, early & medieval; Literary studies: poetry & poets; Classical history & classical civilisation; Classical Greek & Roman archaeology

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The Iliad and the Odyssey are the cornerstones of Western literature, inspiring artists, writers, philosophers, musicians,... [more]

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Murder for Pleasure: The Life and Times of the Detective Story

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Murder for Pleasure: The Life and Times of the Detective Story

Howard Haycraft

Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers

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An expert in detective fiction traces its development from the 1840s through the 1940s, from Poe, Collins, and Doyle to Simenon,... [more]

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Left Bank: Art, Passion and the Rebirth of Paris 1940-1950

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Left Bank: Art, Passion and the Rebirth of Paris 1940-1950

Agnes Poirier

History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -; Literary studies: from c 1900 -; History; European history; Social & cultural history; Advocate - History

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'Rich and funny' Julian Barnes, Guardian 'Poirier's hugely enjoyable, quick-witted and richly anecdotal book is magnifique'... [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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Feel Free: Essays

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Feel Free: Essays

Zadie Smith

Film movie guides & reviews; Music reviews & criticism; Literary essays; Reportage & collected journalism; Literary companions

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Arranged into four sections--In the World, In the Audience, On the Bookshelf, and Feel Free--this collection poses questions... [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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Cyrus the Great: Life and Lore

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Cyrus the Great: Life and Lore

M. Rahim Shayegan

Literary studies: classical, early & medieval; History; Ancient history: to c 500 CE; Zoroastrianism

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Cyrus the Great re-contextualizes Cyrus's epoch in light of recent scholarship. Themes include: Mesopotamian antecedents of... [more]

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Daily Rituals: Women at Work

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Daily Rituals: Women at Work

Mason Currey

The Arts: General & Reference; Literary studies: general; Gender studies: women; Business & Economics

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From Vanessa Bell and Charlotte Bronte to Nina Simone and Jane Campion, here are over one hundred and forty female writers,... [more]

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How a Poem Moves: A Field Guide for Readers Afraid of Poetry

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How a Poem Moves: A Field Guide for Readers Afraid of Poetry

Adam Sol

Literary studies: poetry & poets

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A collection of playfully elucidating essays, to help reluctant poetry readers... [more]

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The Handmaid's Tale and Philosophy: A Womb of One's Own

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The Handmaid's Tale and Philosophy: A Womb of One's Own

Rachel Robison-Greene

Television; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Philosophy; Popular philosophy; Advocate - Philosophy

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Philosophers look beyond the sea of red dresses to reveal insights about gender inequality, religious oppression, power, and... [more]

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The French Revolution

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The French Revolution

Thomas Carlyle

Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 ; European history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; French Revolution

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Thomas Carlyle's history of the French Revolution, originally published in 1837, opens with the death of Louis XV in 1774... [more]

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