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Diaries of Franz Kafka 1910 - 1923

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Diaries, 1942 - 1954 (Volume 1)

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Diaries, 1984 - 1997 (Vol 3)

Despite advancing years, James Lees-Milne's descriptions of the people he meets, the houses he visits and country life on the Duke of Beaufort's Badminton estate are sharper than ever. He continues to..

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Diary of a Bookseller

Shaun Bythell owns The Bookshop, Wigtown - Scotland's largest second-hand bookshop. It contains 100,000 books, spread over a mile of shelving, with twisting corridors and roaring fires, and all set in..

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Diary of a Somebody

Brian Bilston has decided to write a poem every day for a year while he tries to repair his ever-desperate life. His ex-wife has taken up with a new man, a marketing guru and motivational speaker who ..

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Diary of a Young Girl, The (70th Anniversary Edition)

The definitive 70th anniversary edition of "The Diary of a Young Girl" by Anne Frank and edited by Otto H. Frank and Mirjam Pressler, the world's most famous diary and 'one of the greatest books of th..

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Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition, The

'June, 1942- I hope I will be able to confide everything to you, as I have never been able to confide in anyone, and I hope you will be a great source of comfort and support.' In Amsterdam, in th..

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Dickens and His Circle

"When I was at primary school, my teacher asked if any of us had heard of Charles Dickens. I was amazed she knew his name, because, until that moment, I had only known him as one of my ancestors." (Lu..

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Dickens: Great Lives in Graphic Form

Most people know that Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was one of the greatest novelists of the Victorian era, whose works include David Copperfield and Great Expectations. What, perhaps, they don't know i..

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Dinner with Edward

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Dior by Dior: The Autobiography of Christian Dior

Christian Dior (1905-1957) rocketed to fame with his first collection in 1947 when the 'New Look' took the world by storm. This charming and modest autobiography gives a fascinating and detailed insig..

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Disappearance of Emile Zola: Love, Literature and the Dreyfus Case

Pronounced guilty of libel and sentenced to a year in prison, novelist Emile Zola went on the run.Zola's crime had been to defend a wrongly convicted man, in what became known as the Dreyfus Affair. F..

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Disappearance of Emile Zola: Love, Literature and the Dreyfus Case

It is the evening of 18 July 1898 and the world-renowned novelist Emile 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 le..

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Diving Bell and the Butterfly: A Memoir of Life in Death

In 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby was the editor-in-chief of French Elle, the father of two young childen, a 44-year-old man known and loved for his wit, his style, and his impassioned approach to life. B..

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Diving-Bell and the Butterfly, The

The diary of Jean-Dominique Bauby who, with his left eyelid (the only surviving muscle after a massive stroke) dictated a remarkable book about his experiences locked inside his body. A masterpiece an..

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Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight

With an introduction by Anne Enright How you see a country depends on whether you are driving through it, or live in it. How you see a country depends on whether or not you can leave it, if you have ..

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Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty: An Intimate Portrait of My Grandmother
Down the Dirt Roads

"'For me, being in a paddock means anything is possible ...' Country girl and bestselling novelist Rachael Treasure seemed to have it all, a long-dreamed-of lifestyle on her own patch of dirt in Tasma..

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Dr James Barry: A Woman Ahead of Her Time

A Sunday Times Book of the Year As featured on the BBC Radio 2 Book Club Dr James Barry: Inspector General of Hospitals, army surgeon, duellist, reformer, ladykiller, eccentric. He performed the first..

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Dreams From My Father : A Story of Race & Inheritance

In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New Y..

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Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

David Sedaris plays in the snow with his sisters. He goes on vacation with his family. He gets a job selling drinks. He attends his brother's wedding. He mops his sister's floor. He gives directions t..

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Duchess: The Love Affair That Rocked the Crown

In her relationship with Charles that has survived for more than forty years, Camilla's story has seen a great many myths. This book is the definitive account. The relationship between Charles, Prince..

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Durrells of Corfu

The Durrell family are immortalised in Gerald Durrell's My Family and Other Animals and its ITV adaptation, The Durrells. But what of the real life Durrells? Why did they go to Corfu in the first plac..

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Dying to Wake Up: The True Story of a Medical Doctor's Journey into the Afterlife and the Self-Healing Wisdom He Brought Back for All of Us

Before his near-death experience, Dr Rajiv Parti was a wealthy man of science with a successful career as the Chief of Anesthesiology at the Bakersfield Heart Hospital in California. All in all, Dr Pa..

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Dying: A Memoir

Cory Taylor wrote this remarkable book in the space of a few weeks before her death from cancer in July 2016. In a tremendous creative surge, as her body weakened, she described the experience of know..

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E. E. Cummings: A Life

One of the Best Books of the Year: The Economist, San Francisco Chronicle Cummings, in his radical experimentation with form, punctuation, spelling, and syntax, created a new kind of poetic expressio..

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Easily Distracted

Steve Coogan was born and raised in Manchester in the 1960s, the fourth of six children. From an early age he entertained his family with impressions and was often told he should 'be on the telly'. Fa..

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Eat the Apple

A gut-wrenching, beautiful memoir which explores toxic masculinity and the devastating consequences of war on one impressionable young soldier Matt Young joined the Marine Corps aged eighteen, af..

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Eat Your Heart Out: Love Stories from around the World

In a world of hate, let's serve up some love . . . Peta Mathias has encountered many a lovelorn tale on her gastronomic travels around the world. Searching further, she has unearthed more storie..

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Educated

'One of my favourite parts of summer is deciding what to read when things slow down just a bit, whether it?s on a vacation with family or just a quiet afternoon ... Tara Westover?s Educated is a remar..

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Education of an Idealist, The

`One of our foremost thinkers on foreign policy.' Barack Obama What can one person do? At a time of division and upheaval, Samantha Power offers an urgent response to this question - and c..

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Education, An

When the journalist Lynn Barber was 16, she was picked up at a bus-stop by an attractive older man who drew up in his sports car - and her life was almost wrecked. A bright confident girl, on course t..

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Einstein TV Tie-In Edition: His Life and Universe

The definitive, internationally bestselling biography of Albert Einstein. Now the basis of Genius, the ten-part National Geographic series on the life of Albert Einstein, starring the Oscar, Emmy, an..

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Einstein's Greatest Mistake: The Life of a Flawed Genius

Widely considered the greatest genius of all time, Albert Einstein revolutionised our understanding of the cosmos with his general theory of relativity and helped to lead us into the atomic age. Yet i..

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Eitingons: A Twentieth-Century Family

Leonid Eitingon was a KGB killer who dedicated his life to the Soviet regime. He was in China in the early 1920s, in Spain during the Civil War, and, crucially, in Mexico when Trotsky was assassinated..

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Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affiar That Shaped a First Lady

In 1932, as her husband assumed the presidency, Eleanor Roosevelt entered the claustrophobic, duty-bound existence of the First Lady with dread. A lifeline came to her in the form of a feisty campaign..

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Eleanor Roosevelt: In Her Words: On Women, Politics, Leadership, and Lessons from Life

Eleanor Roosevelt is considered by many to be the most fascinating, accomplished, and admired woman in American history. While she is best known as a politician, diplomat, humanitarian, UN delegate, a..

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Elephants in My Backyard: A Memoir

Rajiv Surendra (the rapping mathlete from Mean Girls) read Life of Pi, discovered it was being adapted into a major motion picture, and embarked on a ten-year journey to land the role of a lifetime - ..

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Elisabeth's Lists: A Life Between the Lines

Many years after the death of her grandmother, Lulah Ellender inherited a curious object - a book of handwritten lists. On the face of it, Elisabeth's lists seemed rather ordinary - shopping list..

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Eliza Hamilton: The Extraordinary Life and Times of the Wife of Alexander Hamilton

From the New York Times bestselling author of Irena's Children comes a "vivid, compelling, and unputdownable new biography" (Christopher Andersen, #1 New York Times bestselling author) about the extra..

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Elizabeth Jane Howard: A Dangerous Innocence

Elizabeth Jane Howard (1923-2014) wrote brilliant novels about what love can do to people, but in her own life the lasting relationship she sought so ardently always eluded her. She grew up yearning t..

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Elizabeth Jane Howard: A Dangerous Innocence

Elizabeth Jane Howard (1923-2014) wrote brilliant novels about what love can do to people, but in her own life the lasting relationship she sought so ardently always eluded her. She grew up yearning t..

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Elizabeth: The Queen and the crown

An internationally admired figure Queen Elizabeth II is the most high-profile monarch in the world, and her enduring popularity is tantamount to her wide-ranging supporters. Spanning from 1927 to pres..

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Elon Musk: A Mission to Save the World

Elon Musk is the visionary behind SpaceX and CEO of the electric car company Tesla. He is working on unique and daring improvements to both public transit and solar energy. And then, there's his highl..

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Elvis & Ginger: Elvis Presley's Fiancee and Last Love Finally Tells Her Story

Elvis Presley and Graceland were regular fixtures in the life of Ginger Alden, having been born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. But she had no idea that she would play a role in his lasting legacy -..

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Emergencies Only: An Australian Nurse's Journey Through Natural Disasters, Civil Wars, Extreme Poverty and General Chaos

This is the memoir of an extraordinary Australian Nurse. Recently awarded the Florence Nightingale medal by the International Committee of the Red Cross for exceptional courage and devotion to victims..

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Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China

Empress Dowager Cixi (1835-1908) is the most important woman in Chinese history. She ruled China for decades and brought a medieval empire into the modern age. At the age of sixteen, in a nationwide s..

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Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Story of Huguette Clark and the Loss of One of the World's Greatest Fortunes

"Empty Mansions is a rich mystery of wealth and loss, connecting the Gilded Age opulence of nineteenth-century America with a twenty-first-century battle over a $300 million inheritance. At its heart ..

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End of Your Life Book Club

Mary Anne Schwalbe is waiting for her chemotherapy treatments when Will casually asks her what she's reading. The conversation they have grows into tradition: soon they are reading the same books so t..

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Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery

From the Nasa astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station - what it's like out there and what it's like now, back here. Enter Scott Kelly's fascinating world and ..

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Epic Voyages of Maud Berridge: The Seafaring Diaries of a Victorian Lady

Maud Berridge (1845-1907) was the wife of a Master Mariner, and she travelled with him on at least five occasions (1869, 1880, 1882, 1883, 1886), sailing to Melbourne with emigrants and cargo. The fir..

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