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Iris Murdoch As I Knew Her A.N. Wilson
'A brantub of scandal and a comic masterpiece'John Carey, 'Books of the Year', Daily Telegraph
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It's a Wonderful Word
It's a Wonderful Word Albert Jack
Did you know that an assassin is a hashish-eater and a yokel a country woodpecker? That Dr Mesmer mesmerised patients back to health or that Samuel Pepys enjoyed a good game of handicap? While we’re at it, what have spondulics to do with spines or lawyers with avocadoes?
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Journals 1982
Journals 1982 Anthony Powell
During the eighties, while working on a novel which had become 'stuck', Anthony Powell, one of the greatest of twentieth-century Enlgish novelists, began writing a journal. Gossipy, delightful, sometimes barbed, these journals give a fascinating insight into the writer's life: the people he met, the places her visited and the parties he went to. The acute intelligence and wit which has made A Dance to the Music of Time one of the best loved novels in English is ever-present in these papers, where the reader will encounter Osbert Lancaster, Kingsley Amis, Philip Larkin, Lord Longford - all viewed with affection and a startling frankness.
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Martin Chuzzlewit
Martin Chuzzlewit Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens's powerful black comedy of of hypocrisy and greed, Martin Chuzzlewit is edited with an introduction and notes by Patricia Ingham in Penguin Classics.
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Mockingbird Songs
Mockingbird Songs Wayne Flynt
An indelible portrait of one of the most famous and beloved authors in the canon of American literature – a collection of letters between Harper Lee and one of her closest friends that reveals the famously private writer as never before, in her own words.
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Nicholas Nickleby
Nicholas Nickleby Charles Dickens
One of the touchstones of the English comic novel, the Penguin Classics edition of Charles Dickens's Nicholas Nickleby is edited with an introduction by Mark Ford.
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Oliver Twist
Oliver Twist Charles Dickens
A beautiful Puffin Deluxe hardback classics edition.
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P.G. Wodehouse: A Life in Letters
P.G. Wodehouse: A Life in Letters P.G. Wodehouse
The collected letters of England's best-loved comic writer
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Paperweight Stephen Fry
'Appallingly funny' Daily Telegraph
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Patrick O'Brian Nikolai Tolstoy
The definitive account of the early life of the revered author of the Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin novels.
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Said And Done
Said And Done Roger McGough
The most funny, poignant, bittersweet, and melancholic autobiography you will read this year.
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Scout, Atticus & Boo
Scout, Atticus & Boo Mary McDonagh Murphy
A celebration of To Kill a Mockingbird; this book is a collection of interviews conducted by the Emmy Award-winning producer, Mary McDonagh Murphy. This book commemorates one of our most loved novels through compelling interviews with the likes of James Patterson, Anna Quindlen and Oprah Winfrey.
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Selling Hitler
Selling Hitler Robert Harris
His classic account of THE HITLER DIARIES - 'Impossible to Stop Reading
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Spoken Here Mark Abley
One of the most critically-acclaimed non-fiction titles of 2004, both fascinating and moving, award-winning journalist Mark Abley's story of his travels to visit the world's dying and threatened languages and the people who speak them.
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Still Lost in Translation
Still Lost in Translation Charlie Croker
A hilarious collection of the mangled English found in tourist destinations all over the world
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The Essential Hemingway
The Essential Hemingway Ernest Hemingway
'Hemingway's style is a superb vehicle for revealing tenderness of feeling beneath descriptions of brutality' Guardian
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The Fifth Column and Four Stories of the Spanish Civil War
The Fifth Column and Four Stories of the Spanish Civil War Ernest Hemingway
The Fifth Column is Hemingway’s only full length play and is based on his personal experiences in Civil War Madrid.
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The Genius and the Goddess
The Genius and the Goddess Jeffrey Meyers
A frank and revealing portrait of Arthur Miller, as viewed through the lens of his relationship with Marilyn Monroe.
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The Joke's Over
The Joke's Over Ralph Steadman
Ralph Steadman's hilarious and revealing story of his bizarre and crazy relationship with Hunter Thompson.
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The Krays: The Prison Years
The Krays: The Prison Years David Meikle, Kate Beal Blyth
The Krays: The Prison Years explores the fascinating and largely untold story of the Kray twins following their imprisonment.
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The Ode Less Travelled
The Ode Less Travelled Stephen Fry
Stephen Fry's THE ODE LESS TRAVELLED provides us with a witty and entertaining guide to the mysteries of writing poetry.
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