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100 Children's Books: that inspire our world

In 100 Children's Books That Inspired Our World, author Colin Salter brings together an exceptional collection of truly groundbreaking children's books - from Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer to the graphic no..

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30-Second Literature: The 50 most important forms, genres and styles, each explained in half a minute

Whether youre looking for a new author or genre to explore, this book provides you with summaries of the major literary genres, styles and histories. This introductory guide to literature is split int..

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Alice's Adventures Under Ground: The Original Manuscript

One `golden afternoon' in Oxford, in July 1862, the Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, accompanied three young sisters, Lorina, Alice, and Edith, on a boating trip. To keep the children amused, Dodgso..

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All the Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf

Katharine Smyth was a student at Oxford when she first read Virginia Woolf's modernist masterpiece To the Lighthouse in the comfort of an English sitting room, and in the companionable silence she sha..

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Anna Karenina Fix: Life Lessons from Russian Literature

'Wonderfully entertaining, hilarious. Contains the distilled wisdom of some of the greatest writers who ever lived' Allison Pearson, Sunday Telegraph What should I do with my life? What if my..

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Around the World in 80 Novels: A Global Journey Inspired by Writers from Every Continent

Sometimes the setting of a novel is as important as the story - where would Dickens be without London, or Edith Wharton without New York? Who can read Jamaica Inn and not want to visit Bodmin Moor, or..

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Bad Girls Throughout History Notecards

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Bestseller Code

'If you're someone who dreams of penning a bestseller, read this book' The Week'What if the success of E.L.James and Dan Brown was not so random? What if there were an algorithm that could pick out t..

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Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany

Book lovers, rejoice! In this love letter to all things bookish, Jane Mount brings literary people, places, and things to life through her signature and vibrant illustrations. Readers will: ..

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Biographic: Sherlock: Great Lives in Graphic Form

Many people know that Sherlock Holmes was an enigmatic detective who, with his companion Dr. Watson, pursued criminals through Victorian and Edwardian England. What, perhaps, they don't know is that h..

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Book Lovers' Miscellany

Ever wondered how ink is made? Or what is the bestselling book of all time? Or which are the oldest known books in the world? Highbrow to lowbrow, all aspects of the book are celebrated and explo..

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Book of Book Lists: A Bibliophile's Compendium

This is a book of book lists. Not of the '1,001 Books You MUST Read Before You Die' variety but lists that tell stories. Lists that make you smile, make you wonder, and see titles together in entirely..

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Books That Changed History

With a foreword by James NaughtieTurn the pages of the most famous books of all time and marvel at the stories behind them. Over 75 of the world's most celebrated, rare, and seminal books are examined..

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Books that Saved My Life: Reading for Wisdom, Solace and Pleasure

Great literature is thrilling. It will feed your hungry mind and take your heart on a journey. It will help you on the wonderful path to one of life's most elusive and hard-won freedoms, freedom from ..

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Books That Saved My Life: Reading for Wisdom, Solace and Pleasure

Here are forty texts to read at some stage in your life- forty texts that can enrich you in all manner of ways. Some are recent, like Harry Potter; some ancient, like Homer and Lao Tzu. There are memo..

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Bookshelf

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. Every shelf is different and every bookshelf tells a different story. One bookshelf ca..

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Bookstore Cats

Cats have strong personalities that enchant and engage, and it turns out there are many of them living in every reader's favorite environment: the bookstore. With personalities and histories as varied..

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Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading

When Lucy Mangan was little, stories were everything. They opened up different worlds and cast new light on this one. She was whisked away to Narnia - and Kirrin Island - and Wonderland. She vent..

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Browse: Love Letters to Bookshops Around the World

A celebration of bookshops all over the world, by an award-winning cast of writers including Ali Smith, Andrey Kurkov, Elif Shafak and Daniel Kehlmann, now in paperback. A cabinet of curiosities, a ..

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Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens is the definitive illustrated guide to the man and his works with images of documents from Dickens' personal archive written by one of descendants. It follows Dickens from early childh..

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Conan Doyle's Wide World: Sherlock Holmes and Beyond

Arthur Conan Doyle was not just the creator of the world's greatest detective, he was also an intrepid global traveler - and travel writer. His descriptions of the journeys he made and the adventures ..

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Cult Writers: 50 Nonconformist Novelists You Need to Know

Cult Writers handpicks 50 notable figures from the modern world of literature and explores the creative genius that earned them the cult label, while celebrating the works that made their names. ..

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Dancing with the Gods: Reflections on Life and Art

When Kent Nerburn received a letter from Jennifer, a young woman questioning her calling to spend her life in the arts, the writer and artist was struck by how closely her questions mirrored the doubt..

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Destiny Thief, The

A master of the novel, short story and memoir, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Everybody's Foolnow gives us his very first collection of personal essays, thoughts on writing, reading and living. ..

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Details, The: On Love, Death and Reading

A long and intimate relationship with reading has taught acclaimed writer Tegan Bennett Daylight that - in life as in books - the delight is in the details. Tegan Bennett Daylight has led a life..

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Do You Read Me?: Bookstores Around the World

Lose yourself in the pages of this showcase of some of the most beautiful, innovative, and successful bookshops around the world. Bookshops are powerful places with the -freedom to deep-dive into thei..

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Don DeLillo, American Original: Drugs, Weapons, Erotica, and Other Literary Contraband

Don DeLillo, American Original is a startlingly original and provocative reinterpretation of one of the most important novelists of the 20th and 21st centuries. Adopting a direct approach that steers ..

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Edward Lear and the Pussycat: The Adventures of Famous Writers and Their Pets

Behind every great writer there is a beloved pet, providing inspiration in life and in death, and companionship in what is often a lonely working existence. They also offer practical services, such as..

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Emily Dickinson Notecards

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Enchanted Hour, The : The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction

'As soon as I began to read, I was filled with that kind of engrossed blossoming that happens somewhere inside of you when you start a really nourishing book.' - Pandora Sykes A conversatio..

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Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction

A conversation-changing look at the social, familial, neurological, and psychological benefits of reading aloud, especially for parents and children. A miraculous alchemy occurs when one p..

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Encyclopedia of Rainbows 3 Notebook Set

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Encyclopedia of Rainbows Notecards

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Essential Paradise Lost, The

After its publication in 1667, John Milton's Paradise Lost was celebrated throughout Europe as a supreme achievement of the human spirit. Now it is little read. To bring readers back to Milton's ..

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Everything I Need to Know I Learned from A Little Golden Book

A humorous "guide to life" for grown-ups! One day, Diane Muldrow, a longtime editor of the iconic Little Golden Books, realized that, despite their whimsical appearance, there was hardly a real-life s..

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Faber & Faber: The Untold Story

Faber and Faber is one of the world's greatest independent publishers. Literary superstars like T.S.Eliot, William Golding, Ted Hughes, and Sylvia Plath are synonymous with the name 'Faber', as are th..

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Facts and Fiction: A Book of Storytelling

'As deft and devastating as a piece of non-fiction writing in miniature as you're ever likely to read ... A collection to be savoured, its urbanity, wisdom and humorous probing best digested at leisur..

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Fierce Bad Rabbits: Tales Behind Children's Picture Books

What is The Tiger Who Came to Tea really about? How is Meg and Mog related to Polish embroidery? And why does death in picture books involve being eaten? Fierce Bad Rabbits explores the stori..

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Fierce Bad Rabbits: The Tales Behind Children's Picture Books

What is The Tiger Who Came to Tea really about? What has Meg and Mog got to do with Polish embroidery? Why is death in picture books so often represented by being eaten? Fierce Bad Rabbits t..

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Genius and Ink: Virginia Woolf on How to Read

FOREWORD BY ALI SMITH WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY FRANCESCA WADE Who better to serve as a guide to great books and their authors than Virginia Woolf? In the early years of its existence, ..

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George Orwell Illustrated

George Orwell's story told in full, with a light touch and copious illustrations. With "alternative facts" and newspeak the order of the political day, a growing audience for George Orwell's work has ..

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Gin Austen: 50 Cocktails to Celebrate the Novels of Jane Austen

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a person in possession of this good book must be in want of a drink. In six enduring novels, Jane Austen captured the fancies and foibles of Regency E..

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History of Reading, A

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How Reading Changed My Life

"The Library of Contemporary Thought" is a groundbreaking series where America's finest writers and most brilliant minds tackle today's most provocative, fascinating, and relevant issues. Striking and..

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How to Read a Poem: A practical guide which will open your eyes - and touch your heart

Malcolm Hebron writes with one aim in mind: to help you read, understand and appreciate poetry. The English language has an extraordinarily rich stock of poems to its credit, from the epic Beowulf, wr..

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I Can't Remember the Title but the Cover is Blue: Sketches from the Other Side of the Bookshop Counter

As any retail or service worker will tell you, customers can be irrational, demanding, abusive, and brain-scramblingly, mind-bendingly strange. They can also be kind, thoughtful, funny, and full of pa..

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I'd Rather Be Reading: A Library of Art for Book Lovers

I'd Rather Be Reading is a visual love letter to all things bookish. It features beautiful art, photography, and illustrations depicting the pleasures of books - from the likes of Jane Mount, Lisa Con..

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Impostors: Literary Hoaxes and Cultural Authenticity

Writing a new page in the surprisingly long history of literary deceit, Impostors examines a series of literary hoaxes, deceptions that involved flagrant acts of cultural appropriation. This book look..

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Innocent Reader: Reflections on Reading and Writing, The

Books are impractical companions and housemates: they are heavy when you are travelling, and in the home take up a lot of space, are hard to keep clean, and harbour insects. It is not a matter of the ..

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Invention of Rare Books: Private Interest and Public Memory, 1600-1840

When does a book that is merely old become a rarity and an object of desire? David McKitterick examines, for the first time, the development of the idea of rare books, and why they matter. Studying ex..

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J.R.R. Tolkien

The authoritative exploration of the man behind Middle Earth. From Tolkien's Bletchley Park connection to the `publishing risk' of The Lord of the Rings, this latest addition to the Amazing & Extraord..

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