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100 Novels That Changed the World

A look at 100 inspiring novels that have left a significant mark on the world of literature and popular culture. Before the novel, the world of books was dominated by scientific tomes, religious tr..

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25 Great Sentences and How They Got That Way

We all know the basic structure of a sentence: a subject/verb pair expressing a complete thought and ending with proper punctuation. But that classroom definition doesn't begin to describe the ways in..

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50 Books to Read If You're a Hopeless Romantic

The perfect gift for book-loving friends and family, 50 Books to Read If You're a Hopeless Romantic will provide lots of inspiration for fans of love stories to discover lesser known books and revisit..

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50 Books to Read If You're an Armchair Detective

The perfect gift for book-loving friends and family, 50 Books to Read If You're an Armchair Detective will provide lots of inspiration for fans of cosy crime to discover lesser known books and revisit..

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A Book Lover's Guide to the Zodiac

A Book Lover's Guide to the Zodiac marries astrology and literature by connecting both writers and fictional characters to the twelve different star signs and their particular traits. Part of the..

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A Horse at Night: On Writing

Essayistic inquiries come together into a sustained meditation on writers and their works, on the spaces of reading and writing fiction, and how these spaces take shape inside a life. In A Horse ..

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A Kind of Confession: The writer's private world

A Kind of Confession is a secret look into Alex Miller's writing life, spanning sixty years of creativity and inspiration. As a young man in 1961 Miller left his work as a ringer in Queensland and set..

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A New Jane Austen: How Americans Brought Us the World's Greatest Novelist

Completing Juliette Wells' groundbreaking trio of books on Austen's readers, this latest volume revolutionizes our understanding of how Austen came to be viewed as the world's greatest novelist. Wells..

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Adventures Across Space and Time: A Doctor Who Reader

Adventures Across Space and Time brings together key academic, critic and fan writings about Doctor Who alongside newly-commissioned work addressing contemporary issues and debates to form a comprehen..

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An A-Z of Jane Austen

Jane Austen's richly textured worlds have enchanted readers for centuries and this neatly organised, playful book provides Austen enthusiasts and students alike with a unique insight into the much-lov..

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An Emotional Dictionary: Real Words for How You Feel, from Angst to Zwodder

Whether it's the distress of a bad haircut (AGE-OTORI) or longing for the food someone else is eating (GROAKING), the pleasure found in other people's happiness (CONFELICITY) or the shock of jumping i..

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Around the World in 80 Books

A transporting and illuminating voyage around the globe, through classic and modern literary works that are in conversation with one another and with the world around them Inspired by Jules Verne..

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Banned Books

A compelling illustrated account of history's most famous banned written works Discover the stories behind the most shocking and infamous books ever published. Censorship of one form or anot..

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Beautiful Writers: A Journey of Big Dreams and Messy Manuscripts

Writers are no strangers to rejection, creative blocks, crises of confidence, and being overwhelmed (and underpaid)-including those who've successfully penned bestsellers. Aspiring writers often look ..

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Bedside Companion for Book Lovers:  Anthology of Literary Delights For Every Night of the Year

A glorious treasury of literary curiosities for every night of the year, Bedside Companion for Book Lovers contains an eclectic mix of fact and fiction, letters, diaries, essays and dedications, all s..

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Bibliomaniac: An Obsessive's Tour of the Bookshops of Britain

Why play to 12,000 people when you can play to 12? In Autumn 2021, Robin Ince's stadiumtour with Professor Brian Cox was postponed due to the pandemic. Rather than do nothing, hedecided he would inste..

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Blurb Your Enthusiasm: An A-Z of Literary Persuasion

It's good to judge a book by its cover. Drawing on her 25 years writing blurbs for Penguin books, Louise Willder explores the art, anecdote and history of the words that only take a few sec..

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Consuming Joyce: 100 Years of Ulysses in Ireland

"This book was crying out to be written." The Irish Times "Scandalously readable." Literary Review James Joyce's relationship with his homeland was a complicated and often vexed one. The public..

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Different Speeds, Same Furies: Powell, Proust and other Literary Forms

There are few writers about whom opinions diverge so widely as Anthony Powell, whose Dance to the Music of Time sequence is one of the most ambitious literary constructions in the English language. In..

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Dinner with Joseph Johnson: Books and Friendship in a Revolutionary Age

A portrait of a radical age via the writers who gather around a publisher's dining table - from William Wordsworth to Mary Wollstonecraft *Longlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize* In late e..

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Eliot's Book of Bookish Lists

A sparkling miscellany of literary trivia Who had birds called Death, Wigs and Spinach? How do you spell the noise of a door slamming? Whose working title was The Chronic Argonauts? Henry E..

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Encyclopedia of Rainbows Notecards

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Endpapers: A Family Story of Books, War, Escape and Home

'Remarkable lives in extraordinary times - a gripping and exceptional literary journey.' - Philippe Sands In 2017, acclaimed journalist Alexander Wolff moved to Berlin to take up a long-deferred ..

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Eve Bites Back: An Alternative History of English Literature

'Essential reading.' Claire Tomalin Warned not to write - and certainly not to bite - these women put pen to paper anyway and wrote themselves into history. From the fourteenth century..

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Fairy Tellers, The : A Journey into the Secret History of Fairy Tales

'His cornucopia of tellers and tales is a delight, a riveting celebration of a genre that revels in its own hybridity and the imaginative riches produced by the crossing of cultural and literary borde..

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Forms of Freedom: Marxist Essays in New Zealand and Australian Literature

In Forms of Freedom Dougal McNeill explores how the creative literary imagination can influence progressive social change in the real world. In engaging prose and with impressive intellectual range, M..

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Four Points of the Compass The : North & South East & West

A sparkling exploration of the four cardinal directions, by the acclaimed author of A History of the World in 12 Maps. North, south, east and west- almost all societies use the four cardinal dire..

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Great Bookish Quotes: Words from Authors, Libraries, and Books That Shaped the World

In partnership with the American Library Association comes the gift for every bibliophile out there! This stunning collection of more than 200 quotations that capture the wit and wisdom of writers, re..

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Great Books of China

Discover - or rediscover - the major achievements of Chinese culture and civilization. Great Books of China offers concise introductions - each of them accompanied by generous quotation (in Engli..

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Guarded by Dragons: Encounters with Rare Books and Rare People

The Times Best Literary Non-fiction Books 2021 - 'a super yarn' 'Rick Gekoski's encyclopaedic knowledge of rare books is matched only by the enthusiasm and brio with which he writes about..

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Heart of Flame: Katherine Mansfield's Flowers & Trees (2nd ed)

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How to Live. What To Do.: How great novels help us change

How reading can help us live a richer and more meaningful life, written by an eminent psychoanalyst and Professor of English Literature. What can Alice in Wonderland teach us about childhood? Cou..

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Jane Austen Remedy

As she approached the age of seventy, Ruth Wilson began to have recurring dreams about losing her voice. Unable to dismiss her feelings of unexplainable sadness, she made the radical decision to retre..

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Life Lessons from Literature

'I read a book one day and my whole life was changed' ... So confesses the narrator of Orhan Pamuk's novel The New Life. But what can we learn from reading books? Life Lessons from Literature poses th..

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Life of Crime, The: Detecting the History of Mysteries and their Creators

In the first major history of crime fiction in fifty years, The Life of Crime: Detecting the History of Mysteries and their Creators traces the evolution of the genre from the eighteenth century to th..

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Literature for the People: How The Pioneering Macmillan Brothers Built a Publishing Powerhouse

From an impoverished childhood in the Scottish highlands to Victorian London, this is the inspiring story of brothers Daniel and Alexander Macmillan who built a publishing empire - and brought Alice i..

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Mad about Shakespeare: Life Lessons from the Bard

'Enlightening, moving' SIR IAN MCKELLEN From the acclaimed and bestselling biographer Jonathan Bate, a luminous new exploration of Shakespeare and how his themes can untangle comedy and tragedy, ..

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Never Say You Can't Survive

From Charlie Jane Anders, the award-winning author of novels such as All the Birds in the Sky and The City in the Middle of the Night, this is one of the most practical guides to storytelling that you..

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On Purpose: Ten Lessons on the Meaning of Life

Ten brief essays on how reading and meaningfully engaging with literature can help us live better, more purposeful lives. How do we live successfully? How do we live fully? Identifying th..

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Once Upon a Tome: The misadventures of a rare bookseller

Welcome to Sotheran's, the oldest, most bonkers bookshop in the country, with its bizarre clientele, suspicious cupboards, unlabelled keys, poisoned books, some things that aren't even books, and deep..

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Orwell's Roses

'I loved this book... An exhilarating romp through Orwell's life and times' - Margaret Atwood Outside my work the thing I care most about is gardening - George Orwell Inspired by her encount..

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Paths in the Snow: A literary journey through The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

A superbly rich and engrossing exploration of C.S. Lewis' The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Paths in the Snow traces the literary allusions and echoes to be found in this beloved nove..

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Reading Lessons: The books we read at school, the conversations they spark and why they matter

An English teacher's love letter to reading and teaching- an eye-opening journey through the books we read at school, the impact they made on us then and what we can take from them now. How can a..

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Roald Dahl: Wales of the Unexpected

Roald Dahl: Wales of the Unexpected explores the complex ways in which Roald Dahl engages with Wales-the country of his birth and early life-throughout his work. The contributors reveal how both Dahl'..

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Satire, Celebrity, and Politics in Jane Austen

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Shakespeare is Hard, but so is Life

The works of Shakespeare have become staples of literature. They are everywhere, from our early schooling to the lecture rooms of academia, from classic theatre to modern adaptations on stage and scre..

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Simple Guide to Writing Good Fiction, A

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Stories of Books and Libraries

For everyone who loves to read, a joyous bibliofest of stories about books and libraries (with authors, collectors, booksellers and even the odd publisher thrown in for good measure). Here are li..

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The Book About Everything: Eighteen Artists, Writers and Thinkers on James Joyce's Ulysses

To celebrate the centenary of the publication of Ulysses, the most important literary work of the twentieth century, eighteen artists, writers and thinkers respond to an episode each of the great mode..

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The Book at War: Libraries and Readers in an Age of Conflict

'Rich, authoritative and highly readable, Andrew Pettegree's tour de force will appeal to anyone for whom, whatever the circumstances, books are an abiding, indispensable part of life.' David Kynaston..

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The Book by Design: The Remarkable Story of the World's Greatest Invention

Why does a book look and feel the way it does? What can it tell us about the circumstances of its creation? This is a fascinating exploration of the development of book design through some of the most..

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