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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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Agatha Christie's Poirot: Greatest Detective in the World

From the very first book publication in 1920 to the film release of Death on the Nile in December 2020, this investigation into Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot celebrates a century of probably the wo..

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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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Assassin's Cloak: An Anthology of the World's Greatest Diarists, The

'A diary is an assassin's cloak which we wear when we stab a comrade in the back with a pen', wrote William Soutar in 1934. But a diary is also a place for recording everyday thoughts and special occa..

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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 Collectors of Daraya, The: A Band of Syrian Rebels, Their Underground Library, and the Stories that Carried Them Through a War

'There is no jail that can imprison the free word, nor is there a siege tight enough that can prevent the spread of information.' MAZEN DARWISH, Syrian human rights activist, in a speech given on Apri..

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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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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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Bookseller's Tale, The

'The right book has a neverendingness, and so does the right bookshop.'This is the curious story of our long love affair with books. Whether comfort reads or cult novels, we carry them with us, inhale..

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Brief Notes on the Art and Manner of Arranging One's Books

One of the most singular and extravagant imaginations of the twentieth century, the novelist and essayist Georges Perec was a true original who delighted in wordplay, puzzles, taxonomies and seeing th..

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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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Call Me Ishmael Phone Book: An Interactive Guide to Life-Changing Books, The

For fans of My Ideal Bookshelf and Bibliophile, The Call Me Ishmael Phone Book is the perfect gift for book lovers everywhere: a quirky and entertaining interactive guide to reading, featuring voicema..

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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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Daily Rituals: How Great Minds Make Time, Find Inspiration, and Get to Work

Utterly fascinating' Daisy Goodwin, Sunday Times Benjamin Franklin took daily naked air baths and Toulouse-Lautrec painted in brothels. Edith Sitwell worked in bed, and George Gershwin composed a..

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Dark Archives: A Librarian's Investigation into the Science and History of Books Bound in Human Skin

There are books out there, some shelved unwittingly next to ordinary texts, that are bound in human skin. Would you know one if you held it in your hand? In Dark Archives, Megan Rosenbloom, a med..

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Dear Reader

From the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Last Act of Love. 'Reading has saved my life, again and again, and has held my hand through every difficult time' For as long as she can remem..

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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 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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Ex Libris: 100+ Books to Read and Reread

From renowned, Pulitzer Prize-winning literary critic, Michiko Kakutani, comes an inspiring and gorgeously illustrated selection of the life-changing books that none of us should miss 'Why do w..

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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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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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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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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 Should One Read a Book?

'Where are we to begin? How are we to bring order into this multitudinous chaos and so get the deepest and widest pleasure from what we read?' Published for the first time as a standalone volume,..

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How to Read Nonfiction Like a Professor: A Smart, Irreverent Guide to Biography, History, Journalism, Blogs, and Everything in Between

The New York Times bestselling author of How to Read Literature Like a Professor uses the same skills to teach how to access accurate information in a rapidly changing 24/7 news cycle and become bette..

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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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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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Jane Austen

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Jane Austen

Jane Austen traces the author's life and times, her personal relationships, the attitudes and customs of the time that shaped her and were in turn shaped by her work, and the places where she lived, w..

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Jane Austen's England: A Travel Guide

Walk in Jane Austen's footsteps with this unique travel guide - the first book to explore England in relation to its most beloved Regency author. Rambling across the rolling fields of Hampshire, along..

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Janet Frames World of Books

This study investigates how Janet Frame weaves together literary sources from her extensive reading to create a web of intertextual relationships. Patricia Neville traces Frames passion for books begi..

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Kafka's Last Trial: The Case of a Literary Legacy

When Franz Kafka died in 1924, his loyal friend and champion Max Brod could not bring himself to fulfil Kafka's last instruction: to burn his remaining manuscripts. Instead, Brod devoted the rest of h..

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