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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 185 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Tastes of Honey: The Making of Shelagh Delaney and a Cultural Revolution by Selina Todd
    Tastes of Honey: The Making of Shelagh Delaney and a Cultural Revolution - by Selina Todd

    £18.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781784740825 | ISBN 10: 1784740829

    The ground-breaking, firebrand playwright who changed our cultural and social landscape and put working-class lives centre stage.   On 27 May 1958, A Taste of Honey opened in a small fringe theatre in London. Written by a nineteen-year-old bus ... more

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  • Cover image of book William Blake Now: Why He Matters More Than Ever by John Higgs
    William Blake Now: Why He Matters More Than Ever - by John Higgs

    £5.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781474614337 | ISBN 10: 1474614337

    The visionary poet and painter William Blake is a constant presence throughout contemporary culture – from videogames to novels, from sporting events to political rallies and from horror films to designer fashion. Although he died nearly 200 years ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Name Is Why: A Memoir by Lemn Sissay
    My Name Is Why: A Memoir - by Lemn Sissay

    £16.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781786892348 | ISBN 10: 1786892340

    How does a government steal a child and then imprison him? How does it keep it a secret? This story is how.  At the age of seventeen, after a childhood in a foster family followed by six years in care homes, Norman Greenwood was given his birth c ... more

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  • Cover image of book Judith Kerr by Joanna Carey
    Judith Kerr - by Joanna Carey

    £18.95   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780500022153 | ISBN 10: 0500022151

    This volume in Thames and Hudson's Illustrators series showcases the work of the late Judith Kerr, one of the world's most beloved authors and illustrators.  Joanna Carey, who had unrestricted access to Judith Kerr and her archive, explores the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rebel Writers: The Accidental Feminists by Celia Brayfield
    Rebel Writers: The Accidental Feminists - by Celia Brayfield

    £19.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781448217496 | ISBN 10: 1448217490

    Shelagh Delaney • Edna O’Brien • Lynne Reid-Banks • Charlotte Bingham • Nell Dunn • Virginia Ironside • Margaret Forster   In London in 1958, a play by a 19-year-old redefined women's writing in Britain. It also began a movement ... more

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  • Cover image of book Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography by Eric Idle
    Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography - by Eric Idle

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781474610292 | ISBN 10: 1474610293

    From the ingenious comic performer, founding member of Monty Python, and creator of Spamalot, comes an absurdly funny memoir of unparalleled wit and heartfelt candour.  We know him best for his unforgettable roles on Monty Python - from the Flyin ... more

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  • Cover image of book I Will Never See the World Again by Ahmet Altan
    I Will Never See the World Again - by Ahmet Altan

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781783785155 | ISBN 10: 1783785152

    The destiny I put down in my novel has become mine. I am now under arrest like the hero I created years ago. I await the decision that will determine my future, just as he awaited his. I am unaware of my destiny, which has perhaps already been decide ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah: The Autobiography by Benjamin Zephaniah
    The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah: The Autobiography - by Benjamin Zephaniah

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781471168956 | ISBN 10: 1471168956

    *BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week*  Benjamin Zephaniah, who has travelled the world for his art and his humanitarianism, now tells the one story that encompasses it all: the story of his life.   In the early 1980s when punks and Rastas were on the ... more

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    I'm Not Here to Give a Speech - by Gabriel García Márquez

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780241360880 | ISBN 10: 0241360889

    Penguin presents I'm Not Here to Give a Speech, the complete speeches of Nobel laureate and beloved novelist Gabriel García Márquez collected and published in English for the first time.   Gabriel García Márquez has charmed generations of read ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Best Minds of My Generation: A Literary History of the Beats by Allen Ginsberg, Edited by Bill Morgan
    The Best Minds of My Generation: A Literary History of the Beats - by Allen Ginsberg, Edited by Bill Morgan

    £11.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780141399010 | ISBN 10: 0141399015

    A unique history of the Beats, in the words of the movement's most central member, Allen Ginsberg, based on a seminal series of his lectures   In 1977, twenty years after the publication of his landmark poem 'Howl' and Jack Kerouac's On the Road, ... more

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  • Cover image of book In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein by Fiona Sampson
    In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein - by Fiona Sampson

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781781255292 | ISBN 10: 1781255296

    Mary Shelley was brought up by her father in a house filled with radical thinkers, poets, philosophers and writers of the day. Aged sixteen, she eloped with Percy Bysshe Shelley, embarking on a relationship that was lived on the move across Britain a ... more

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  • Cover image of book So They Call You Pisher! A Memoir by Michael Rosen
    So They Call You Pisher! A Memoir - by Michael Rosen

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781786633996 | ISBN 10: 178663399x

    The brilliant family memoir of the much-beloved poet and political campaigner.  In this hilarious, moving memoir, much-loved children’s poet and political campaigner Michael Rosen recalls the first twenty-three years of his life. He was born in ... more

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  • Cover image of book Devotion: Why I Write by Patti Smith
    Devotion: Why I Write - by Patti Smith

    £6.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780300240221 | ISBN 10: 0300240228

    From the renowned artist and author Patti Smith, an inspired exploration of the nature of creative invention.   A work of creative brilliance may seem like magic — its source a mystery, its impact unexpectedly stirring. How does an artist accomp ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Deaths of the Poets by Michael Symmons Roberts and Paul Farley
    The Deaths of the Poets - by Michael Symmons Roberts and Paul Farley

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780099581321 | ISBN 10: 0099581329

    From Chatterton’s Pre-Raphaelite demise to Keats’ death warrant in a smudge of arterial blood; from Dylan Thomas’s eighteen straight whiskies to Sylvia Plath’s desperate suicide in the gas oven of her Primrose Hill kitchen or John Berryman’ ... more

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  • Cover image of book After Kathy Acker: A Biography by Chris Kraus
    After Kathy Acker: A Biography - by Chris Kraus

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780141986654 | ISBN 10: 0141986654

    Rich girl, street punk, lost girl and icon ... scholar, stripper, victim and media-whore: The late Kathy Acker's legend and writings are wrapped in mythologies, created mostly by Acker herself. The media storm that surrounded Kathy Acker's books was ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Disappearance of Emile Zola: Love, Literature and the Dreyfus Case by Michael Rosen
    The Disappearance of Emile Zola: Love, Literature and the Dreyfus Case - by Michael Rosen

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780571312023 | ISBN 10: 0571312020

    It is the evening of 18 July 1898 and the world-renowned novelist Émile Zola is on the run. His crime? Taking on the highest powers in the land with his open letter ‘J’accuse’ and losing. Forced to leave Paris, with nothing but the clothes he ... more

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  • Cover image of book Logical Family: A Memoir by Armistead Maupin
    Logical Family: A Memoir - by Armistead Maupin

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781784161040 | ISBN 10: 1784161047

    "A sweet, filthy peach of a memoir from a cultural explosion of a man."(Caitlin Moran) Born in the mid-twentieth century and raised in the heart of conservative North Carolina, Armistead Maupin lost his virginity to another man “on the very spot ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hard to Be a Saint in the City: The Spiritual Vision of the Beats by Robert Inchausti
    Hard to Be a Saint in the City: The Spiritual Vision of the Beats - by Robert Inchausti

    £13.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781611804171 | ISBN 10: 1611804175

    It’s been said that Jack Kerouac made it cool to be a thinking person seeking a spiritual experience. And there is no doubt that the writers he knew and inspired - iconic figures like Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, Gary Snyder, and Michael M ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tove Jansson: Life, Art, Words: The Authorised Biography by Boel Westin
    Tove Jansson: Life, Art, Words: The Authorised Biography - by Boel Westin

    £14.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781908745569 | ISBN 10: 1908745568

    Translated from Swedish by Silvester Mazzarella.   The Finnish-Swedish writer and artist Tove Jansson achieved worldwide fame as the creator of the Moomin stories, written between 1945 and 1970 and still in print in more than twenty languages. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Familiar Stranger: A Life Between Two Islands by Stuart Hall
    Familiar Stranger: A Life Between Two Islands - by Stuart Hall

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780141984759 | ISBN 10: 0141984759

    'Sometimes I feel I was the last colonial'   This is the story, in his own words, of the extraordinary life of Stuart Hall: writer, thinker and one of the leading intellectual lights of his age. Growing up in a middle-class family in 1930s Jamaica ... more

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  • Cover image of book Beryl Bainbridge: Love by All Sorts of Means: A Biography by Brendan King
    Beryl Bainbridge: Love by All Sorts of Means: A Biography - by Brendan King

    £10.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781472947338 | ISBN 10: 1472947339

    Dame Beryl Bainbridge was one of the most popular and recognisable English novelists of her generation. She was shortlisted for the Booker Prize five times, and her critically acclaimed novels The Dressmaker (1973), The Bottle Factory Outing (1974), ... more

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  • Cover image of book Passage Across the Mersey by Robert Bhatia
    Passage Across the Mersey - by Robert Bhatia

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780008168889 | ISBN 10: 0008168881

    The remarkable story of Helen Forrester, author of Twopence to Cross the Mersey, and how she turned tragedy to triumph.  When Helen Forrester’s father went bankrupt in the 1930’s, she and her six siblings fell from a comfortable middle-clas ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Invention of Angela Carter: A Biography by Edmund Gordon
    The Invention of Angela Carter: A Biography - by Edmund Gordon

    £10.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780099575726 | ISBN 10: 0099575728

    WINNER OF THE SOMERSET MAUGHAM AWARD   Selected as a Book of the Year 2016 in The Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, Guardian, Financial Times, Spectator and Observer   Angela Carter’s life was as unconventional as anything in her fiction ... more

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  • Cover image of book Your Silence Will Not Protect You: Essays and Poems by Audre Lorde
    Your Silence Will Not Protect You: Essays and Poems - by Audre Lorde

    £12.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780995716223 | ISBN 10: 0995716226

    Audre Lorde (1934-1992) described herself as 'Black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet'. Born in New York, she had her first poem published while still at school and her last the year she died of cancer. Her extraordinary belief in the power of language ... more

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  • Cover image of book In Gratitude by Jenny Diski
    In Gratitude - by Jenny Diski

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781408879948 | ISBN 10: 1408879948

    The future flashed before my eyes in all its pre-ordained banality. Embarrassment, at first, to the exclusion of all other feelings. But embarrassment curled at the edges with a weariness... I got a joke in. 'So � we'd better get cooking the meth ... more

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  • Cover image of book Light The Dark: Writers on Creativity, Inspiration, and the Artistic Process by Joe Fassler (Editor)
    Light The Dark: Writers on Creativity, Inspiration, and the Artistic Process - by Joe Fassler (Editor)

    £12.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780143130840 | ISBN 10: 0143130846

    A stunning masterclass on the creative process, the craft of writing, and the art of finding inspiration from Stephen King, Junot Díaz, Elizabeth Gilbert, Amy Tan, Khaled Hosseini, Roxane Gay, Neil Gaiman, and more of the most acclaimed writers at w ... more

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  • Cover image of book Daemon Voices: Essays on Storytelling by Philip Pullman
    Daemon Voices: Essays on Storytelling - by Philip Pullman

    £25.00   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781910200964 | ISBN 10: 1910200964

    In over thirty essays, written over twenty years, one of the world’s great storytellers meditates on storytelling. Warm, funny, generous, entertaining and, above all, deeply considered, they offer thoughts on a wide variety of topics, including the ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers by Various writers, edited by Hollis Robbins and Henry Louis Gates
    The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers - by Various writers, edited by Hollis Robbins and Henry Louis Gates

    £16.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780143105992 | ISBN 10: 014310599x

    A landmark collection documenting the social, political, and artistic lives of African American women throughout the tumultuous nineteenth century.   The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers is the most comprehensive ant ... more

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  • Cover image of book Orwell
    Orwell's Nose: A Pathological Biography - by John Sutherland

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781780238265 | ISBN 10: 1780238266

    In 2012 John Sutherland permanently lost his sense of smell. At about the same time he embarked on a re-reading of George Orwell’s works, and his lack of olfactory sense cast an entirely new light on the re-evaluation. What he now noticed was just ... more

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  • Cover image of book Known and Strange Things by Teju Cole
    Known and Strange Things - by Teju Cole

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780571328062 | ISBN 10: 0571328067

    A blazingly intelligent first collection of essays from the award-winning author of Open City and Every Day Is for the Thief.  With these pieces on politics, photography, travel, history and literature – many of which have become viral sensatio ... more

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  • Cover image of book Before Night Falls by Reinaldo Arenas
    Before Night Falls - by Reinaldo Arenas

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781781258682 | ISBN 10: 1781258686

    The heartbreaking memoir of artistic, sexual and political freedom in Castro's Cuba, with a new foreword by Garth Greenwell.  Reinaldo Arenas was born to a poverty-stricken family in rural Cuba. By the time of his death in New York four decades l ... more

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  • Cover image of book This Is Not a Border: Reportage & Reflection from the Palestine Festival of Literature by Various writers
    This Is Not a Border: Reportage & Reflection from the Palestine Festival of Literature - by Various writers

    £16.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781408884980 | ISBN 10: 1408884984

    The Palestine Festival of Literature was established in 2008. Bringing together writers from all corners of the globe, it aims to help Palestinians break the cultural siege imposed by the Israeli military occupation, to strengthen their artistic link ... more

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  • Cover image of book Questions of Travel: William Morris in Iceland by Lavinia Greenlaw
    Questions of Travel: William Morris in Iceland - by Lavinia Greenlaw

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781910749562 | ISBN 10: 1910749567

    The Victorian artist and activist William Morris travelled to Iceland in search of an answer to the problem of how to live. His intimate journals, written for a friend, unconsciously explore questions of travel, noting his reaction to the idea of lea ... more

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  • Cover image of book In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri
    In Other Words - by Jhumpa Lahiri

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781408866139 | ISBN 10: 1408866137

    In Other Words is a revelation. It is at heart a love story of a long and sometimes difficult courtship, and a passion that verges on obsession: that of a writer for another language. For Jhumpa Lahiri, that love was for Italian, which first captivat ... more

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  • Cover image of book Summer Before the Dark: Stefan Zweig and Joseph Roth, Ostend 1936 by Volker Weidermann, translated by Carol Brown Janeway
    Summer Before the Dark: Stefan Zweig and Joseph Roth, Ostend 1936 - by Volker Weidermann, translated by Carol Brown Janeway

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781782272977 | ISBN 10: 1782272976

    A BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week   It's as if they're made for each other. Two men, both falling, but holding each other up for a time.   Ostend, 1936: the Belgian seaside town is playing host to a coterie of artists, intellectuals and madmen ... more

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  • Cover image of book Theodor Geisel: A Portrait of the Man Who Became Dr. Seuss by Donald E. Pease
    Theodor Geisel: A Portrait of the Man Who Became Dr. Seuss - by Donald E. Pease

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780190614522 | ISBN 10: 0190614528

    Dr. Seuss's infectious rhymes, fanciful creatures, and roundabout plots not only changed the way children read but imagined the world. And to Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street, Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat and the Hat, these and other classics ha ... more

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  • Cover image of book Birth of a Dream Weaver: A Writer by Ngugi wa Thiong
    Birth of a Dream Weaver: A Writer - by Ngugi wa Thiong'o

    £14.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781846559891 | ISBN 10: 1846559898

    As a young student, internationally renowned author Ngugi wa Thiong’o found his voice as a playwright, journalist and novelist, writing his first, pivotal works just as the countries of East Africa were in the final throes of their independence str ... more

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  • Cover image of book Frantumaglia: An Author
    Frantumaglia: An Author's Journey Told Through Letters, Interviews, and Occasional Writings - by Elena Ferrante

    £16.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781609452926 | ISBN 10: 1609452925

    From the author of My Brilliant Friend.   This book invites readers into Elena Ferrante’s workshop. It offers a glimpse into the drawers of her writing desk, those drawers from which emerged her three early standalone novels and the four ins ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tove Jansson: Work and Love by Tuula Karjalainen
    Tove Jansson: Work and Love - by Tuula Karjalainen

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780141978826 | ISBN 10: 0141978821

    The definitive illustrated biography of one of the most unique and beloved children's authors of the 20th century, the creator of the Moomins.   Tove Jansson (1914-2001) led a long, colourful and productive life, impacting significantly the politi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Every Time a Friend Succeeds Something Inside Me Dies: The Life of Gore Vidal by Jay Parini
    Every Time a Friend Succeeds Something Inside Me Dies: The Life of Gore Vidal - by Jay Parini

    £10.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780349139401 | ISBN 10: 0349139407

    The definitive biography of one of the twentieth century's foremost thinkers and writers.  An intimate yet frank biography of Gore Vidal, one of the most accomplished, visible and controversial American novelists and cultural figures of the p ... more

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  • Cover image of book John Clare: The Trespasser by John Goodridge and R.K.R. Thornton
    John Clare: The Trespasser - by John Goodridge and R.K.R. Thornton

    £6.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781910170298 | ISBN 10: 1910170291

    John Clare was reputedly a solitary, shy man, at one with nature and the world around him. Although these authors have both published books which indicate otherwise, in this volume they focus on Clare as a difficult and transgressive figure. While he ... more

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  • Cover image of book Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
    Furiously Happy - by Jenny Lawson

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781447238348 | ISBN 10: 1447238346

    For fans of David Sedaris, Tina Fey and Caitlin Moran comes the new book from Jenny Lawson, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Let's Pretend This Never Happened... In Let's Pretend This Never Happened, Jenny Lawson regaled readers with up ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Good Story: Exchanges on Truth, Fiction and Psychotherapy by J M Coetzee and Arabella Kurtz
    The Good Story: Exchanges on Truth, Fiction and Psychotherapy - by J M Coetzee and Arabella Kurtz

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780099598220 | ISBN 10: 0099598221

    The Good Story is an exchange between a writer with a longstanding interest in moral psychology and a psychotherapist with a training in literary studies. J. M. Coetzee and Arabella Kurtz consider psychotherapy and its wider social context from diffe ... more

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  • Cover image of book John le Carre: The Biography by Adam Sisman
    John le Carre: The Biography - by Adam Sisman

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781408849460 | ISBN 10: 1408849461

    Over half a century since The Spy Who came in from the Cold made John le Carr a worldwide, bestselling sensation, David Cornwell, the man behind the pseudonym, remains an enigma. He has consistently quarried his life for his writing, and his novels ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hold Tight Gently: Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the Battlefield of AIDS by Martin Duberman
    Hold Tight Gently: Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the Battlefield of AIDS - by Martin Duberman

    £14.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781620971925 | ISBN 10: 1620971925

    The Lambda Literary Awardwinning biography of two men fighting for their lives in the early days of the AIDS epidemic, from the celebrated historian. "A meticulously researched, nuanced, empathic and insightful portrait of two important artistic ... more

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  • Cover image of book On the Move: A Life by Oliver Sacks
    On the Move: A Life - by Oliver Sacks

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781447264064 | ISBN 10: 1447264061

    An impassioned, tender and joyous memoir by the author of Musicophilia and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report: 'Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far' ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson
    The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid - by Bill Bryson

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781784161811 | ISBN 10: 1784161810

    Some say that the first hint that Bill Bryson was not of Planet Earth came when his mother sent him to school in lime-green Capri pants. Others think it all started with his discovery, at the age of six, of a woollen jersey of rare fineess. Across th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Beryl Bainbridge: Love by All Sorts of Means: A Biography by Brendan King
    Beryl Bainbridge: Love by All Sorts of Means: A Biography - by Brendan King

    £25.00   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781472908537 | ISBN 10: 1472908538

    Dame Beryl Bainbridge was one of the most popular and recognisable English novelists of her generation. She was shortlisted for the Booker Prize five times, and her critically acclaimed novels The Dressmaker (1973), The Bottle Factory Outing (1974), ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gratitude by Oliver Sacks
    Gratitude - by Oliver Sacks

    £9.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781509822805 | ISBN 10: 1509822801

    Oliver Sacks died in August 2015 at his home in Greenwich Village, surrounded by his close friends and family. He was 82. He spent his final days doing what he loved: playing the piano, swimming, enjoying smoked salmon - and writing.  As Dr S ... more

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  • Cover image of book Long Time No See by Hannah Lowe
    Long Time No See - by Hannah Lowe

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781859643969 | ISBN 10: 1859643965

    Hannah Lowe's father "Chick", a half-Chinese, half-black Jamaican immigrant, worked long hours at night to support his family - except Chick was no ordinary working man. A legendary gambler, he would vanish into the shadows of East London to win at c ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sylvia Townsend Warner: A Biography by Claire Harman
    Sylvia Townsend Warner: A Biography - by Claire Harman

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780241964439 | ISBN 10: 0241964431

    Winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize "One of the most shamefully under-read great British authors of the past 100 years"(Sarah Waters) The poet Sylvia Townsend Warner rose to sudden fame with the publication of her classic feminist novel Lol ... more

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  • Cover image of book Percy Bysshe Shelley Poet and Revolutionary by Jacqueline Mulhallen
    Percy Bysshe Shelley Poet and Revolutionary - by Jacqueline Mulhallen

    £12.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780745334615 | ISBN 10: 074533461x

    Today, Percy Bysshe Shelley has memorials in Poets Corner in Westminster Abbey and at Oxford University. Most famous for poems such as 'To A Skylark', 'Ozymandias' and 'The Mask of Anarchy', he is considered a major Romantic poet with important new ... more

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  • Cover image of book Travelling to Work: Diaries 1988-1998 by Michael Palin
    Travelling to Work: Diaries 1988-1998 - by Michael Palin

    £12.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781780225326 | ISBN 10: 1780225326

    The third volume of Michael Palin's celebrated diaries. Travelling to Work is a roller-coaster ride driven by the Palin hallmarks of curiosity and sense of adventure. Michael was not the BBC's first choice for the travel series Around the World i ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sappho by Page duBois
    Sappho - by Page duBois

    £12.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781784533618 | ISBN 10: 1784533610

    Sappho has been constructed as many things: proto-feminist, lesbian icon and even - by the Victorians - chaste headmistress of a girls' finishing school. Yet ironically, as Page DuBois shows, the historical poet herself remains elusive. We know that ... more

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  • Cover image of book Arguments Yard: Thirty Five Years of Ranting Verse and Thrash Mandola by Attila the Stockbroker
    Arguments Yard: Thirty Five Years of Ranting Verse and Thrash Mandola - by Attila the Stockbroker

    £14.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781909454309 | ISBN 10: 1909454303

    Launched into public consciousness by John Peel in the early 1980s, poet, musician, journalist and political activist Attila the Stockbroker has since spent thirty five years touring the world as a self-sustaining, one man DIY cottage industry. Havin ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Moth: This Is a True Story by Various writers, with an introduction by Neil Gaiman
    The Moth: This Is a True Story - by Various writers, with an introduction by Neil Gaiman

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781846689901 | ISBN 10: 1846689902

    Pull up an easy chair and settle into the most spell-binding collection of real stories you will ever read. Before television and radio, before penny paperbacks and mass literacy, people would gather on porches, on the steps outside their homes, ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Novel Cure: An A to Z of Literary Remedies by Susan Elderkin and Ella Berthoud
    The Novel Cure: An A to Z of Literary Remedies - by Susan Elderkin and Ella Berthoud

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780857864215 | ISBN 10: 0857864211

    Are you weary in Brain and Body? Do you desire a Positive Cure for your Pessimism? Do you require Bront to re-boot your Broken Heart? Do you despair of your Nose? Can Fielding open your Flood Gates? Or Pynchon purge your Paranoia? May we administer ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Frood: The Authorised & Very Official History of Douglas Adams by Jem Roberts
    The Frood: The Authorised & Very Official History of Douglas Adams - by Jem Roberts

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780099590767 | ISBN 10: 009959076x

    As a wise ape once observed, space is big vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly so. However, if you look too closely at space, it becomes nothing but lumps of rock and sundry gases. Sometimes it's necessary to take a step back, and let a few billion year ... more

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  • Cover image of book Philip Larkin: Life, Art and Love by James Booth
    Philip Larkin: Life, Art and Love - by James Booth

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781408851692 | ISBN 10: 1408851695

    Philip Larkin was that rare thing among poets: a household name in his own lifetime. Lines such as 'Never such innocence again' and 'Sexual intercourse began / In nineteen sixty-three' made him one of the most popular poets of the last century. &nbs ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Salinger Year by Joanna Rakoff
    My Salinger Year - by Joanna Rakoff

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781408833971 | ISBN 10: 1408833972

    At twenty-three, after leaving graduate school to pursue her dreams of becoming a poet, Joanna Rakoff moves to New York City and takes a job as assistant to the storied literary agent for J. D. Salinger. She spends her days in the plush, wood-panelle ... more

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  • Cover image of book Scout, Atticus & Boo: A Celebration of to Kill a Mockingbird by Mary McDonagh Murphy (Editor)
    Scout, Atticus & Boo: A Celebration of to Kill a Mockingbird - by Mary McDonagh Murphy (Editor)

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781784753054 | ISBN 10: 178475305x

    "You come away from Murphys book with a renewed amazement at what Lee was able to achieve with a single perfect novel"(Entertainment Weekly) First published in 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird is not only a beloved classic, but also a touchstone in li ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee by Marja Mills
    The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee - by Marja Mills

    £12.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780143127666 | ISBN 10: 0143127667

    To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the best loved novels of the twentieth century. Yet for the last fifty years, the novels celebrated author, Harper Lee, known to her friends as Nelle, has said almost nothing on the record.   But in 2001, Nell ... more

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  • Cover image of book So, Anyway... The Autobiography by John Cleese
    So, Anyway... The Autobiography - by John Cleese

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780099580089 | ISBN 10: 009958008x

    Candid and brilliantly funny, this is the story of how a tall, shy youth from Weston-super-Mare went on to become a self-confessed legend. En route, John Cleese describes his nerve-racking first public appearance, at St Peters Preparatory School at ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Essential Ginsberg by Allen Ginsberg
    The Essential Ginsberg - by Allen Ginsberg

    £12.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780141398990 | ISBN 10: 014139899x

    Visionary poet Allen Ginsberg was one of the most influential cultural and literary figures of the 20th century, his face and political causes familiar to millions who had never even read his poetry. And yet he is a figure that remains little underst ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Pleasure of Reading: 43 Writers on the Discovery of Reading and the Books That Inspired Them by Antonia Fraser (Editor)
    The Pleasure of Reading: 43 Writers on the Discovery of Reading and the Books That Inspired Them - by Antonia Fraser (Editor)

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781408859629 | ISBN 10: 1408859629

    In this delightful collection forty acclaimed writers explain what first made them interested in literature, what inspired them to read and what makes them continue to do so. First published in 1992 in hardback only, original contributors include Mar ... more

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  • Cover image of book Six Stories and an Essay by Andrea Levy
    Six Stories and an Essay - by Andrea Levy

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781472222695 | ISBN 10: 1472222695

    A superb collection of writing from multi-award-winning, million-copy bestseller Andrea Levy.  Andrea Levy, author of the Man Booker shortlisted novel THE LONG SONG and the prize-winning, million-copy bestseller SMALL ISLAND, draws together a r ... more

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  • Cover image of book More Fool Me by Stephen Fry
    More Fool Me - by Stephen Fry

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781405918831 | ISBN 10: 1405918837

    Stephen Fry invites readers to take a glimpse at his life story in the unputdownable More Fool Me.  'Oh dear I am an arse. I expect there'll be what I believe is called an "intervention" soon. I keep picturing it. All my friends bearing dow ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Greatest Need: The Creative Life and Troubled Times of Lily Tobias by Jasmine Donahaye
    The Greatest Need: The Creative Life and Troubled Times of Lily Tobias - by Jasmine Donahaye

    £10.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781909983236 | ISBN 10: 1909983233

    he first full biography of Lily Tobias (1887-1984) a Jewish writer from Wales: a courageous, idealistic woman who wrote compellingly about Jewish life and experience in the 20th century.   Daughter of Polish immigrant parents, Lily Tobias grew ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Flaneur by Edmund White
    The Flaneur - by Edmund White

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781408864760 | ISBN 10: 1408864762

    A flneur is a stroller, a loiterer, someone who ambles without apparent purpose but is secretly attuned to the history of the streets he walks - and is in covert search of adventure, aesthetic or erotic.  Acclaimed writer Edmund White, who live ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hotel Florida: Truth, Love and Death in the Spanish Civil War by Amanda Vaill
    Hotel Florida: Truth, Love and Death in the Spanish Civil War - by Amanda Vaill

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781408833896 | ISBN 10: 1408833891

    Amid the rubble of a city blasted by a civil war that many fear will cross borders and engulf Europe, the Hotel Florida on Madrid's chic Gran Via has become a haven for foreign journalists and writers. It is here that six people meet and find their l ... more

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  • Cover image of book Inside a Pearl: My Years in Paris by Edmund White
    Inside a Pearl: My Years in Paris - by Edmund White

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781408837764 | ISBN 10: 1408837765

    Edmund White was forty-three years old when he moved to Paris in 1983. He spoke no French and knew just two people in the entire city, but soon discovered the anxieties and pleasures of mastering a new culture. White fell passionately in love with Pa ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dreams of the Good Life: The Life of Flora Thompson and the Creation of Lark Rise to Candleford by Richard Mabey
    Dreams of the Good Life: The Life of Flora Thompson and the Creation of Lark Rise to Candleford - by Richard Mabey

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780141044811 | ISBN 10: 0141044810

    While the Lark Rise to Candleford trilogy, Flora Thompson's much-loved portrait of life in the English countryside, has inspired a hit television series, relatively little is known about the author herself.   In this highly original book, b ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Boy in the Book by Nathan Penlington
    The Boy in the Book - by Nathan Penlington

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780755365708 | ISBN 10: 0755365704

    As a boy, Nathan Penlington had loved 'Choose Your Own Adventures', the bestselling phenomenon of the 1980s which thrust the reader into the role of main character and compelled them to make decisions and direct the flow of the story.   When N ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce
    The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce's Ulysses - by Kevin Birmingham

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781784080730 | ISBN 10: 178408073x

    THE SUNDAY TIMES LITERARY NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR 2014.   THE ECONOMIST BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2014.   For more than a decade, the book now considered the most important novel in the English language was illegal to sell, advertise or im ... more

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  • Cover image of book Writing Home by Alan Bennett
    Writing Home - by Alan Bennett

    £12.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780571315727 | ISBN 10: 0571315720

    A wonderfully entertaining collection of Alan Bennett's prose writings. Bringing together his diaries for 1980-1995, and the journal he kept during the production of Forty Years On, which starred John Gielgud, the book also includes accounts of his ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Theft / My Conman by Hanif Kureishi
    A Theft / My Conman - by Hanif Kureishi

    £4.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780571323197 | ISBN 10: 0571323197

    'I was beginning to love my thief, a man I barely knew, but whom I had trusted and even liked, and who had taken my savings, amongst many other crimes.' A bravura piece of very personal reportage by Hanif Kureishi about the man who stole his life ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Faraway Nearby by Rebecca Solnit
    The Faraway Nearby - by Rebecca Solnit

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781847085122 | ISBN 10: 1847085121

    Gifts come in many guises.   One summer, Rebecca Solnit was bequeathed three boxes of ripening apricots, which lay, mountainous, on her bedroom floor - a windfall, a riddle, an emergency to be dealt with. The fruit came from a neglected tree ... more

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  • Cover image of book Walking the Literary Landscape: 20 Classic Walks for Book-Lovers in Northern England by Ian Hamilton & Diane Roberts
    Walking the Literary Landscape: 20 Classic Walks for Book-Lovers in Northern England - by Ian Hamilton & Diane Roberts

    £12.95   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781906148782 | ISBN 10: 1906148783

    Literature and a love of the English countryside are natural companions. Walking the Literary Landscape brings the two together in a collection of 20 circular routes in the north of England, all between 3 and 9 miles (5 and 15 kilometres) in length. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mad Girl
    Mad Girl's Love Song: Sylvia Plath and Life Before Ted - by Andrew Wilson

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780857205896 | ISBN 10: 0857205897

    On 25 February 1956, twenty-three-year-old Sylvia Plath walked into a party and immediately spotted Ted Hughes. The sensational aspects of the Plath-Hughes relationship have dominated the cultural landscape to such an extent that their story has take ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pink Triangle: The Feuds and Private Lives of Tennessee Williams, Gore Vidal, Truman Capote... by Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince
    Pink Triangle: The Feuds and Private Lives of Tennessee Williams, Gore Vidal, Truman Capote... - by Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince

    £15.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781936003372 | ISBN 10: 1936003376

    One hot summer night in 1945, three young American writers, each an enfant terrible, came together in a stuffy Manhattan apartment for the first time. Each member of this pink triangle was on the dawn of world fame Tennessee Williams for A Streetca ... more

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  • Cover image of book Meeting the Devil: A Book of Memoir by The London Review of Books, with a preface by Alan Bennett
    Meeting the Devil: A Book of Memoir - by The London Review of Books, with a preface by Alan Bennett

    £12.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780099592327 | ISBN 10: 0099592320

    Autobiography has been an essential element of the London Review of Books since its founding in 1979. This volume collects many outstanding pieces of memoir that first appeared in the LRBs pages.   Here, Lorna Sage remembers growing up with h ... more

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  • Cover image of book I
    I'm Not Here to Give a Speech - by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    £9.99   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780241184264 | ISBN 10: 0241184266

    For the first time, the speeches of prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez are translated into English and published together in a collected edition.   The pieces span Marquez's entire life: from his earliest days, speaking as a teenager ... more

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  • Cover image of book Life, Love and the Archers: Recollections, Reviews and Other Prose by Wendy Cope
    Life, Love and the Archers: Recollections, Reviews and Other Prose - by Wendy Cope

    £16.99   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781444795363 | ISBN 10: 1444795368

    Wendy Cope has long been one of the nation's best-loved poets, with her sharp eye for human foibles and wry sense of humour. For the first time, Life, Love and the Archers brings together the best of her prose - recollections, reviews and essays from ... more

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  • Cover image of book Boyhood Island: My Struggle, Book 3 by Karl Ove Knausgaard
    Boyhood Island: My Struggle, Book 3 - by Karl Ove Knausgaard

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780099581499 | ISBN 10: 0099581493

    Childhood is exhilarating and terrifying. For the young Karl Ove, new houses, classes and friends are met with manic excitement and creeping dread. Adults occupy godlike positions of power, benevolent in the case of his doting mother, tyrannical in t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Living to Tell the Tale by Gabriel Garca Mrquez
    Living to Tell the Tale - by Gabriel Garca Mrquez

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780241968772 | ISBN 10: 0241968771

    In Living to Tell the Tale Gabriel Garca Mrquez winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature and author of One Hundred Years of Solitude recounts his personal experience of returning to the house in which he grew up and the memories that this ... more

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  • Cover image of book Becoming a Londoner by David Plante
    Becoming a Londoner - by David Plante

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781408840115 | ISBN 10: 1408840111

    Nikos and I live together as lovers, as everyone knows, and we seem to be accepted because it's known that we are lovers. In fact, we are, according to the law, criminals in our making love with each other, but it is as if the laws don't apply. It is ... more

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  • Cover image of book Springfield Road by Salena Godden
    Springfield Road - by Salena Godden

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781783520558 | ISBN 10: 1783520558

    I came here to begin a new story, but maybe all my stories begin with this one story this love story, this ghost story... Springfield Road is a journey into childhood. My childhood, maybe your childhood too. I set out to capture a snapshot of ... more

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  • Cover image of book Spike Milligan: Man of Letters by Spike Milligan
    Spike Milligan: Man of Letters - by Spike Milligan

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780241966921 | ISBN 10: 0241966922

    Spike Milligan's letters contain some of the best material he ever wrote...  Collected here for the first time are the funniest, rudest and most revealing of them - most of which have never been seen before - from one of the greatest comics ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dylan Thomas: A Centenary Celebration by Hannah Ellis
    Dylan Thomas: A Centenary Celebration - by Hannah Ellis

    £20.00   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781472903099 | ISBN 10: 1472903099

    Dylan Thomas: A Centenary Celebration is a unique collection of specially commissioned essays celebrating the poet's life and work one hundred years after his birth in 1914. Edited by his granddaughter, Hannah Ellis, who introduces each section by th ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Art of Neil Gaiman: The Visual Story of One of the World
    The Art of Neil Gaiman: The Visual Story of One of the World's Most Vital Creative Forces - by Hayley Campbell

    £25.00   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781781571392 | ISBN 10: 1781571392

    Novelist, comics writer, scriptwriter, poet, occasional artist a master of several genres and inadvertent leader of many cults there are few creative avenues Neil Gaiman hasnt ventured down. From unforgettable books like The Ocean at the End of ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Parallel Life by Bonnie Greer
    A Parallel Life - by Bonnie Greer

    £14.99   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781909807624 | ISBN 10: 1909807621

    Standing on the corner of Michigan Avenue, in the middle of the biggest blizzard of the decade and at the height of the rush hour, I yelled into the driving snow and howling Arctic wind: OK! After playing the role of good daughter, great sister, best ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Society of the Crossed Keys: Selections from the Writings of Stefan Zweig by Stefan Zweig, selected by Wes Anderson
    The Society of the Crossed Keys: Selections from the Writings of Stefan Zweig - by Stefan Zweig, selected by Wes Anderson

    £6.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781782271079 | ISBN 10: 1782271074

    "I had never heard of Zweig until six or seven years ago, as all the books began to come back into print, and I more or less by chance bought a copy of Beware of Pity. I immediately loved this book, his one, big, great novel and suddenly there were ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Fort of Nine Towers by Qais Akbar Omar
    A Fort of Nine Towers - by Qais Akbar Omar

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781447221753 | ISBN 10: 1447221753

    With all the emotional power of The Kite Runner, this is the very first true life account of growing up in Afghanistan, by a writer who still lives in Kabul. Qais Akbar Omars young life coincided with one of the most convulsive decades in Afghan h ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fates Worse Than Death: An Autobiographical Collage of the 1980s by Kurt Vonnegut
    Fates Worse Than Death: An Autobiographical Collage of the 1980s - by Kurt Vonnegut

    £8.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780099583479 | ISBN 10: 009958347x

    A collection of autobiographical writings by the most zanily imaginative and brilliantly barking commentator of the post-war era.  This is the second volume of Vonneguts autobiographical writings a collage of his own life story, snipped up a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tolstoy: A Russian Life by Rosamund Bartlett
    Tolstoy: A Russian Life - by Rosamund Bartlett

    £10.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781781251911 | ISBN 10: 1781251916

    Tolstoy's War and Peace and Anna Karenina are considered two of the greatest novels ever written. Here is a fresh perspective on his extraordinary life and times.  In November 1910, Count Lev Tolstoy died at a remote Russian railway station a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Joseph Anton by Salman Rushdie
    Joseph Anton - by Salman Rushdie

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780099563440 | ISBN 10: 0099563444

    A frank and compelling account of one of the most extraordinary stories in recent history, from the author of Midnights Children.   From the author of The Satanic Verses and Midnights Children, which was awarded the Best of the Booker Prize ... more

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  • Cover image of book Oscar Wilde and His Circle by Simon Callow
    Oscar Wilde and His Circle - by Simon Callow

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781855144781 | ISBN 10: 1855144786

    One of literature's most flamboyant and witty personalities, the much-quoted Oscar Wilde captivated and scandalised late nineteenth-century society in Europe and America.   Wilde was a pioneer of celebrity, whose friends and contemporaries in ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Death in the Family: My Struggle, Book 1 by Karl Ove Knausgaard, translated by Don Bartlett
    A Death in the Family: My Struggle, Book 1 - by Karl Ove Knausgaard, translated by Don Bartlett

    £8.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780099555162 | ISBN 10: 0099555166

    A searingly honest, addictive and controversial read from the international sensation and bestseller, Karl Ove Knausgaard. "It's unbelievable. I just read 200 pages of it and I need the next volume like crack. It's completely blown my mind"(Zadie ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Man In Love: My Struggle, Book 2 by Karl Ove Knausgaard, translated by Don Bartlett
    A Man In Love: My Struggle, Book 2 - by Karl Ove Knausgaard, translated by Don Bartlett

    £8.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780099555179 | ISBN 10: 0099555174

    An electrifying honest and autobiographical love story from the international sensation and bestseller, Karl Ove Knausgaard.   Longlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2014   This is a book about leaving your wife and eve ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dickens and the Workhouse: Oliver Twist and the London Poor by Ruth Richardson
    Dickens and the Workhouse: Oliver Twist and the London Poor - by Ruth Richardson

    £10.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780199681280 | ISBN 10: 0199681287

    The recent discovery that as a young man Charles Dickens lived only a few doors from a major London workhouse made headlines worldwide, and the campaign to save the workhouse from demolition caught the public imagination.   Internationally, t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Liberation: Diaries, Vol 3 by Christopher Isherwood
    Liberation: Diaries, Vol 3 - by Christopher Isherwood

    £16.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780099575474 | ISBN 10: 0099575477

    Hilarious and often deeply moving, the final volume of Christopher Isherwood's extraordinary diaries chronicles the 1970s, with a preface by Edmund White.  In this final volume of Christopher Isherwood's diaries, capstone of a million-word mast ... more

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  • Cover image of book Artful by Ali Smith
    Artful - by Ali Smith

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780241959572 | ISBN 10: 0241959578

    Originally four lectures given by Ali Smith at Oxford University, Artful is a tidal wave of ideas in four thematically organised bursts of thought: 'On Time', 'On Form', 'On Edge' and 'On Offer and On Reflection'.   Refusing to be tied dow ... more

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  • Cover image of book Inventing the Enemy by Umberto Eco
    Inventing the Enemy - by Umberto Eco

    £10.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780099553946 | ISBN 10: 0099553945

    A collection of timely essays by the internationally acclaimed and bestselling essayist, philosopher, literary critic and author of The Name of the Rose and The Prague Cemetery. Inventing the Enemy covers a wide range of topics on which Umberto E ... more

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  • Cover image of book Magic Words: The Extraordinary Life of Alan Moore by Lance Parkin
    Magic Words: The Extraordinary Life of Alan Moore - by Lance Parkin

    £20.00   hardback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781781310779 | ISBN 10: 1781310777

    For three decades comics fans and creators have looked to Alan Moore to map out the state of the art of the medium. In works such as Watchmen, V for Vendetta and From Hell he has redefined the possibilities of the genre, attracting literary plaudits ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wilfred Owen by Jon Stallworthy
    Wilfred Owen - by Jon Stallworthy

    £16.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781845952044 | ISBN 10: 1845952049

    A revised and updated edition of Jon Stallworthy's prize-winning and classic biography of the great World War One poet, Wilfred Owen.  Of all the poets of the First World War, Wilfred Owen most fires the imagination today. This biography is mor ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rub Out the Words: Letters 1959-1974 by William E. Burroughs
    Rub Out the Words: Letters 1959-1974 - by William E. Burroughs

    £12.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780141189802 | ISBN 10: 0141189800

    These letters cover the activities of Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, and Jack Kerouac in the years that gave birth to the Beat Generation.  Written mostly to Ginsberg or Kerouac, the letters provide a rare glimpse into Burroughs's psyche, revealing ... more

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  • Cover image of book Virginia Woolf by Alexandra Harris
    Virginia Woolf - by Alexandra Harris

    £9.95   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780500290866 | ISBN 10: 0500290865

    This gripping new account offers an ideal introduction to both the life and work of Virginia Woolf. It considers each of Woolfs novels in context, traces the contentious course of her afterlife, and shows why, seventy years after her death, Virgin ... more

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  • Cover image of book Camp David by David Walliams
    Camp David - by David Walliams

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780241957721 | ISBN 10: 0241957729

    It's time to get serious with Britain's favourite funny man - Camp David, by David Walliams.   David Walliams has been the camp aide to the Prime Minister, the rubbish transvestite and the long-suffering wheelchair pusher for an able-bodied ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Expo Files: Articles by the Crusading Journalist by Stieg Larsson, edited by Daniel Poohl, translated Laurie Thompson
    The Expo Files: Articles by the Crusading Journalist - by Stieg Larsson, edited by Daniel Poohl, translated Laurie Thompson

    £8.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780857387066 | ISBN 10: 0857387065

    With an introduction by Tariq Ali. Now almost exclusively known as the author of the bestselling Trilogy, as a professional journalist Stieg Larsson was an untiring crusader for democracy and equality. As a reporter and editor-in-chief on th ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Red Sweet Wine of Youth: The Brave and Brief Lives of the War Poets by Nicholas Murray
    The Red Sweet Wine of Youth: The Brave and Brief Lives of the War Poets - by Nicholas Murray

    £12.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780349121437 | ISBN 10: 0349121435

    A group portrait of the poets of the First World War, seen in their full historical, military and biographical context, out now in paperback.  The poetry that emerged from the trenches of WWI is a remarkable body of work, at once political mani ... more

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  • Cover image of book Arguably by Christopher Hitchens
    Arguably - by Christopher Hitchens

    £20.00   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780857892584 | ISBN 10: 0857892584

    'As soon as we abandon our own reason', wrote Bertrand Russell, 'and are content to rely upon authority, there is no end to our troubles.'  For over forty years, Christopher Hitchens has proclaimed truth where others have spun falsehood and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Under a Canvas Sky: Living Outside Gormenghast by Clare Peake
    Under a Canvas Sky: Living Outside Gormenghast - by Clare Peake

    £8.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781780333854 | ISBN 10: 1780333854

    A moving memoir from Mervyn Peake's daughter.   Clare Peake, daughter of the celebrated writer and artist Mervyn Peake, tells the story of her parents' romance and her own happy and bohemian childhood.  Mervyn Peake was born in Ch ... more

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  • Cover image of book London Peculiar And Other Nonfiction by Michael Moorcock, introduction by Iain Sinclair, edited by Allan Kausch
    London Peculiar And Other Nonfiction - by Michael Moorcock, introduction by Iain Sinclair, edited by Allan Kausch

    £12.50   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781854251060 | ISBN 10: 1854251066

    Michael Moorcock personally selects the best of his published, unpublished and uncensored essays, articles, reviews and opinions covering a wide range of subjects: books, films, politics, reminiscences of old friends and attacks on new foes. These wr ... more

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  • Cover image of book Stieg: From Activist to Author by Jan-Erik Pettersson, translated by Tom Geddes
    Stieg: From Activist to Author - by Jan-Erik Pettersson, translated by Tom Geddes

    £8.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781849165013 | ISBN 10: 1849165017

    Until the posthumous publication of the Millennium Trilogy, Stieg Larsson was probably best known for his commitment to left-wing causes, and his tireless work as an anti-fascist activist. Horrified by the rise of far-right extremism in Sweden, he th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dickens and the Workhouse: Oliver Twist and the London Poor by Ruth Richardson
    Dickens and the Workhouse: Oliver Twist and the London Poor - by Ruth Richardson

    £16.99   hardback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780199645886 | ISBN 10: 0199645884

    The recent discovery that as a young man Charles Dickens lived only a few doors from a major London workhouse made headlines worldwide, and the campaign to save the workhouse from demolition caught the public imagination.   Internationall ... more

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  • Cover image of book Charles Dickens: A Life by Claire Tomalin
    Charles Dickens: A Life - by Claire Tomalin

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780141036939 | ISBN 10: 0141036931

    Charles Dickens was a phenomenon: a demonically hardworking journalist, the father of ten children, a tireless walker and traveller, a supporter of liberal social causes, but most of all a great novelist - the creator of characters who live immortall ... more

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  • Cover image of book Why be Happy When You Could be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson
    Why be Happy When You Could be Normal? - by Jeanette Winterson

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780099556091 | ISBN 10: 009955609x

    The shocking, heart-breaking - and often very funny - true story behind Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit.   In 1985 Jeanette Winterson's first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, was published. It tells the story of a young girl adopted b ... more

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  • Cover image of book Point to Point Navigation by Gore Vidal
    Point to Point Navigation - by Gore Vidal

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780349139104 | ISBN 10: 0349139105

    Point to Point Navigation refers to a form of navigation Gore Vidal resorted to as a first mate in the navy during World War II. As he says, 'As I was writing this account of my life and times since Palimpsest, I felt as if I were again dealing with ... more

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  • Cover image of book And The Bridge Is Love by Faye Moskowitz
    And The Bridge Is Love - by Faye Moskowitz

    £11.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781558617704 | ISBN 10: 1558617701

    FP brings back into print a literary gem.   Personal essays by a great Jewish American writer. "Bridges the gap between humor and despair, past and present, Jew and gentile, to reveal its authors simple humanity, deeply rooted in her u ... more

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