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A Walk With A White Bushman
A Walk With A White Bushman Laurens Van Der Post
A Walk with a White Bushman offers a tempting preamble to many longer explorations. For those who have, it offers the kind of renewed inspiration of which there can never be too much.
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Venture To The Interior
Venture To The Interior Laurens Van Der Post
An account of a journey on foot across the mountains to the two lost worlds of Central Africa
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Jung And The Story Of Our Time
Jung And The Story Of Our Time Laurens Van Der Post
'The fascination of Jung is inescapable and van der Post has given us an excellent book - eloquent, learned and most impressive in its evocation of a devilishly provocative man' - The Nation
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You've Had Your Time
You've Had Your Time Anthony Burgess
Following Little Wilson and Big God, this is the second volume of Anthony Burgess's autobiography, spanning the years from 1959 - 1982, from the start of his professional writing career to the centenary of James Joyce's birth and its effect on Burgess.
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Shakespeare
Shakespeare Anthony Burgess
A delightful and uniquely imaginative tribute to the Bard, incorporating biography, theatrical history, and a vivid recreation of the Elizabethan age.
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The Journals
The Journals John Fowles
A major literary landmark: the first volume of one of the most extraordinary journals of our time
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The Emigrants
The Emigrants W.G. Sebald
'Strange, beautiful and terribly moving' A.S. Byatt, Times Literary Supplement
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A Rose For Winter
A Rose For Winter Laurie Lee
'He writes like an angel, and conveys the pride and vitality of the humblest Spanish life with unfailing sharpness, zest and humour' SUNDAY TIMES
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The Invisible Writing
The Invisible Writing Arthur Koestler
'Perhaps the most remarkable autobiography since the confessions of Rousseau' V. S. Pritchett, New Statesman
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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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The Gulag Archipelago
The Gulag Archipelago Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
'It helped to bring down an empire. Its importance can hardly be exaggerated' Doris Lessing, Sunday Telegraph
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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 passionate open-air swimmer, Roger Deakin travelled around the British Isles in search of the best places for a dip. Waterlog celebrates the magic of water and the beauty and eccentricity of Britain.
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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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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 bottled and preserved more of the soul of New York than any man before or since; Up in the Old Hotel is required reading for anyone who wants to hear the lost voices of the city' Tim Adams, Observer
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