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The Journals Volume 1
The Journals Volume 1 John Fowles
A major literary landmark: the second volume of one of the most extraordinary journals of our time.
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Seven Pillars of Wisdom
Seven Pillars of Wisdom T E Lawrence, T.E. Lawrence
‘It seems to me as certain of immortality as anything written in English for half a century’ John Buchan
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Slide Rule
Slide Rule Nevil Shute Norway
A classic adventure from the author of A Town Like Alice and On the Beach.
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The Letters Of John Cheever
The Letters Of John Cheever John Cheever
‘A writer of grace and wit, quietly dealing with people, like himself, who sense that their seemly, well-respected lives are being lived upon a precipice’ Sunday Times
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Waterlog
Waterlog Roger Deakin
‘A simply wonderful book… the perfect union of writer and subject…a delightfully eccentric masterpiece; no poolside or riverbank should be without it’ Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday
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Roger Fry
Roger Fry Virginia Woolf
'Virginia Woolf is a great writer: Her voice is distinctive; her style is her own' Jeanette Winterson
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Little Wilson and Big God
Little Wilson and Big God Anthony Burgess
The first part of Anthony Burgess's two-volume autobiography
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Grey Eminence
Grey Eminence Aldous Huxley
'A penetrating and vivid biography' Sunday Times
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The Worst Journey In The World
The Worst Journey In The World Apsley Cherry-Garrard
'When people ask me... "What is your favourite travel book?" I nearly always name this book. It is about courage, misery, starvation, heroism, exploration, discovery and friendship' Paul Theroux
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Sartre
Sartre Iris Murdoch
Iris Murdoch's unique study of one of the 20th century's foremost thinkers
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Notes From the Blockade
Notes From the Blockade Lydia Ginzburg
Incredible story of struggle and survival during the siege of Lenningrad during the Second World War
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Up in the Old Hotel
Up in the Old Hotel Joseph Mitchell
Mitchell is the laureate of old New York. This is the complete collection of his magical essays.
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Cider With Rosie
Cider With Rosie Laurie Lee
The evocative tale of an idyllic childhood in the English countryside.
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Small Memories
Small Memories José Saramago
A delightful insight into the formation of an artist who would become one of the world's most respected writers.
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Chroma
Chroma Derek Jarman
Drawing on a long, rich and varied artistic career, the legendary Derek Jarman explores colour from medieval to modern art with the distinctive combination of passion, insight and style that characterizes his work.
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At Your Own Risk
At Your Own Risk Derek Jarman
Impassioned, witty and polemical, At Your Own Risk is Derek Jarman's defiant celebration of gay sexuality.
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The Sun King
The Sun King Nancy Mitford
Gossipy account of the art, affairs and poison paranoia at Louis XIV's Versailles' The Times
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Madame de Pompadour
Madame de Pompadour Nancy Mitford
An eclectic, affectionate biography of Louis XV's most famous and enduring mistress
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Frederick the Great
Frederick the Great Nancy Mitford
A sparkling biography of one of history's greatest rulers, written in Nancy Mitford's trademark gossipy style
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Voltaire in Love
Voltaire in Love Nancy Mitford
Nancy Mitford's account of this famous love affair of the Enlightenment is, in the author's own words, 'a shriek from beginning to end'
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Christopher and His Kind
Christopher and His Kind Christopher Isherwood
Isherwood's candid memoir of his life in 1930s Berlin. A seminal book of gay liberation which made him the grand old man of the movement.
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My Guru and His Disciple
My Guru and His Disciple Christopher Isherwood
First published in 1980, Isherwood’s overlooked last book is central to an understanding of his life and work.
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