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Levels of Life
Levels of Life Julian Barnes
This short, unconventional book is probably the most moving that Julian Barnes has ever written
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Lives in Writing
Lives in Writing David Lodge
A collection of essays on writers and writing by the Booker-shortlisted novelist and critic.
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Other People's Countries
Other People's Countries Patrick McGuinness
A very special book of short, Proustian pieces on childhood and how the places of our childhood are embedded in us. Winner of the 2014 Duff Cooper Prize Winner of the 2015 Welsh Book of the Year Award Shortlisted for the 2015 James Tait Black Memorial Prize Shortlisted for the 2015 PEN Ackerley prize Longlisted for the 2014 Thwaites Wainwright Prize
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Across Many Mountains
Across Many Mountains Yangzom Brauen
A Tibetan Wild Swans. The story of a grandmother, mother and daughter who have loved and lost one of the most extraordinary countries in the world.
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Bad Faith
Bad Faith Carmen Callil
The story of one of history's most despicable villians told by a brilliant author
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The Tunnel Through Time
The Tunnel Through Time Gillian Tindall
The doyenne of London history travels over and under our great capital to reveal the layers of human existence underlying the Crossrail route as the new line through the heart of London takes shape
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Waking Up in Toytown
Waking Up in Toytown John Burnside
The sequel to the award-winning A Lie About My Father
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Roth Unbound
Roth Unbound Claudia Roth Pierpont
A critical evaluation of Philip Roth – the first of its kind – that takes on the man, the myth, and the work
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The Long Weekend
The Long Weekend Adrian Tinniswood
The Sunday Times bestseller - a beautifully illustrated, evocative history of the English country house in the 20s and 30s
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A Bold and Dangerous Family
A Bold and Dangerous Family Caroline Moorehead
Following two bestselling books on the French Resistance, including the Samuel Johnson-shortlisted Village of Secrets, Caroline Moorehead turns her attention to the anti-fascist movement in Italy.
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Hitler: Volume I
Hitler: Volume I Volker Ullrich
A landmark biography that explores the uncharted territory of Hitler the human being.
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The Bughouse
The Bughouse Daniel Swift
A groundbreaking new biography of Ezra Pound, one of the most controversial poets of the twentieth century, told through the stories of his illustrious visitors at St Elizabeths Hospital, Washington, DC
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The Button Box
The Button Box Lynn Knight
An ingenious tour of domestic and social history over the last century (Guardian) - the story of women in the twentieth century told through the clothes they wore
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Flaneuse
Flaneuse Lauren Elkin
Part memoir, part biography, part cultural meander, an irresistibly intelligent literary walk through the lives of wandering women: about how, by putting one foot in front of the other, we can sometimes stumble upon different routes in our lives
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When the Facts Change
When the Facts Change Tony Judt
A great thinker's final testament: a characteristically wise and forthright collection of essays from the author of Postwar and Thinking the Twentieth Century, spanning a career of extraordinary intellectual engagement. Edited and introduced by Jennifer Homans.
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Eminent Hipsters
Eminent Hipsters Donald Fagen
The life and times and cultural heroes of the musician and songwriter Donald Fagen, co-founder of Steely Dan
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The Story of Alice
The Story of Alice Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
The definitive biography of Lewis Carroll, his child-muse Alice Liddell, and the creation of Alice in Wonderland SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2015 COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD
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Death and Mr Pickwick
Death and Mr Pickwick Stephen Jarvis
An extraordinary novel about an extraordinary novel – Charles Dickens’ The Pickwick Papers
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My Life in Houses
My Life in Houses Margaret Forster
What does home mean to you?
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Mr and Mrs Disraeli
Mr and Mrs Disraeli Daisy Hay
An engaging portrait of the surprisingly unconventional marriage between Benjamin and Mary Anne Disraeli from one of our best young non-fiction writers.
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A House Full of Daughters
A House Full of Daughters Juliet Nicolson
One woman’s investigation into the nature of memory, the past, and above all, love
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Leaving Before the Rains Come
Leaving Before the Rains Come Alexandra Fuller
The sequel to the international bestseller Don’t Let’s Go To The Dogs Tonight.
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Richard III and the Princes in the Tower
Richard III and the Princes in the Tower Alison Weir
Alison Weir investigates one of the most enduring murder mysteries in English history - the death of the lost Princes in the tower, nephews of Richard III, whose body has recently been discovered.
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