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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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The Diamond Smugglers
The Diamond Smugglers Ian Fleming
The fantastic true story of the world's greatest smuggling racket, as told by the creator of James Bond
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Scott on Waterloo
Scott on Waterloo Walter Scott
As we commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, read Walter Scott's first hand accounts of his travels to the battlefield, in fascinating and bloody detail
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Hemingway on War
Hemingway on War Ernest Hemingway
A unique and captivating collection of Hemingway's writings on war, including extracts from his unparalleled war novels, some classic short stories, an extract from his only full-length play and a range of his war journalism
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The Middle Parts Of Fortune
The Middle Parts Of Fortune Frederic Manning
Set in the mud and stench of the Somme this is a grim, sardonic tale of war that led William Boyd to say ‘this is the finest novel to come out of the First World War’
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Of Walking In Ice
Of Walking In Ice Werner Herzog
'Herzog's existential journey through a hostile winter landscape is one of the great modern pilgrimages - a record of physical suffering, of hallucination and ecstatic revelation, of portents and animals, of the wreckage of history and myth. Of Walking in Ice has the eerie power of the best fairytales. It hits you with the force of dreams and leaves you with the taste of snow-filled air' Helen MacDonald, author H is for Hawk, winner of the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction
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Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave
Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave Frederick Douglass
A new Vintage Classics edition of the abolitionist leader’s classic autobiography.
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Aubrey's Brief Lives
Aubrey's Brief Lives John Aubrey
The ground-breaking book that invented modern biography - elegant, vivid and deeply entertaining
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My Own Story
My Own Story Emmeline Pankhurst
The great leader of the women’s suffrage movement tells the story of her fight for equality
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Pepita
Pepita Vita Sackville-West
A colourful family history – scandal, perjury, forgery, passionate love affairs and class conflict – and a revealing self-portrait of the author herself, the extraordinary Vita Sackville-West
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H is for Hawk (The Birds and the Bees)
H is for Hawk (The Birds and the Bees) Helen MacDonald
The Birds and the Bees series from Vintage Classics - beautiful editions of the finest British nature writing
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Memoirs
Memoirs Kingsley Amis
'Endlessly entertaining... Good, rollicking stuff, and a delight to read... Sir Kingsley Amis is surely one of the funniest men alive' Auberon Waugh, Sunday Telegraph
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Green Hills Of Africa
Green Hills Of Africa Ernest Hemingway
'In a class by itself-the country, at all hours shines bright and clear in these pages' Daily Telegraph
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The Journals
The Journals John Cheever
‘Invariably thoughtful, honest, beautifully written’ Guardian
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Lost Years
Lost Years Christopher Isherwood
'Positively compulsive' Sunday Telegraph
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Pack My Bag
Pack My Bag Henry Green
The autobiography of Henry Green, one of the twentieth century's finest writers, is as unconventional and brilliant as its author-subject.
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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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Balzac V S Pritchett
After his brilliant lectures in The Living Novel on the English, Russian and French novelists, and his celebrated portrait of a spendthrift in A Cab at the Door, V.S. Pritchett turns his command of irony and comedy to the most extravagant of all great novelists, Honore de Balzac.
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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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