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From Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby to Shelley's Frankenstein, the Literature Book documents the greatest literature ever written. Featuring over 100 best-selling books, plays and poetry from all over ..

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London Review of Books: An Incomplete History, The

Over four decades, the London Review of Books has grown into Europe's leading literary magazine, publishing book reviews and essays - interspersed with letters, poems, and stories - every fortnight. H..

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Lost Art of Reading: Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time

Reading is a revolutionary act, an act of engagement in a culture that wants us to disengage. In The Lost Art of Reading, David L. Ulin asks a number of timely questions - why is literature important?..

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Lost Gutenberg, The

'The remarkable tale of "Number 45", one of the finest copies of the Gutenberg Bible in existence . . . A fascinating story that touches on the origin of books, the passion of collectors, the unseen w..

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Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know: The Fathers of Wilde, Yeats and Joyce

'A father...is a necessary evil.' Stephen Dedalus in Ulysses William Butler Yeats' father was an impoverished artist, an inveterate letter writer, and a man crippled by his inability to ever fini..

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Mathematics of the Breath and the Way: The Writing Life

In The Mathematics of the Breath and the Way, Charles Bukowski considers the art of writing, and the art of living as writer. Bringing together a variety of previously uncollected stories, columns, re..

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Ministry of Truth, The

1984 isn't just a novel; it's a key to understanding the modern world. George Orwell's final work is a treasure chest of ideas and memes - Big Brother, the Thought Police, Doublethink, Newspeak, 2+2=5..

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Monster, She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction

Frankenstein was just the beginning- horror stories and other weird fiction wouldn't exist without the women who created it. From Gothic ghost stories to psychological horror to science fiction, women..

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More Letters of Note: Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience: Volume 2

More Letters of Note is another rich and inspiring collection, which reminds us that much of what matters in our lives finds its way into our letters. These letters deliver the same mix of the heartfe..

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Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce's Ulysses

'The bomb has exploded. It will blow a hole in the well-guarded prison of English Literature.' The Quarterly Review. THE MOST DANGEROUS BOOK tells the painful, heartbreaking, exhilirating story of how..

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Music of Time: Poetry in the Twentieth Century, The

Though we might not realise it, our collective memory of the twentieth century was defined by the poets who lived and wrote in it. At every significant turning point we find them, pen in hand, fingers..

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My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop

n My Bookstore our favorite writers-from Elin Hilderbrand, to John Grisham, to Dave Eggers-express their adoration and admiration for their favorite bookstores and booksellers. The relationship betwee..

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My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues

Pamela Paul has kept a single book by her side for twenty-eight years - carried throughout high school and college, hauled from Paris to London to Thailand, from job to job, safely packed away and the..

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My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues

Pamela Paul has kept a single book by her side for twenty-eight years - carried throughout high school and college, hauled from Paris to London to Thailand, from job to job, safely packed away and the..

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Nabokov's Favourite Word is Mauve: The Literary Quirks and Oddities of Our Most-Loved Authors

Nabokov's Favourite Word is Mauve is a playful look at what the numbers have to say about our favourite authors and their classic books. Journalist and statistician Ben Blatt asks the questions that h..

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New Torchlight List

"Writers' festivals, TV book shows, radio interviews, book clubs, TED Talks:today's novelists are a travelling roadshow. New books and their authors are thrown to the wolves, aka reviewers, to be sava..

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Novel Cure: An A to Z of Literary Remedies

Mumsnet 'Best Books for Christmas 2016' 'Ideal for anyone who has ever wondered what on earth to read next' SJ WATSON 'Witty, engaging and informative. The sort of book you choose for a frie..

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Novel Destinations: a Travel Guide to Literary Landmarks 2nd Edition

Follow in the footsteps of much-loved authors, including Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Mark Twain, Jack Kerouac, Jane Austen, and many more. For vacationers who crave meaningful trips..

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Novel of the Century: The Extraordinary Adventure of Les Miserables

'Never mind those self-help manuals urging that some classic novel may change your life; in this sparkling study of the birth, growth and afterlife of Hugo's evergreen blockbuster, David Bellos argues..

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Odd Type Writers: From Joyce & Dickens to Wharton & Welty, the Obsessive Habits & Quirky Techniques of Great Authors

Every great writer has a unique way of setting a story to paper. And, it turns out, many of these writers used methods that were just as inventive as the works they produced. Odd Type Writers explores..

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On David Malouf

'Here was a very-much-alive half-Lebanese writer (from provincial Brisbane, no less) producing English-language writing of the very first order ... The poetry was in the prose; it stayed and sprung it..

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On Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Biography

From the author of the definitive biography of George Orwell, a captivating account of the origin and enduring power of his landmark dystopian novel Since its publication nearly 7..

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On Reading, Writing and Living with Books

"This little body of thought, that lies before me in the shape of a book, has existed thousands of years, nor since the invention of the press can anything short of an universal convulsion of nature a..

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Origins of a Story

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Packing My Library: An Elegy and Ten Digressions

BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK A best-selling author and world-renowned bibliophile meditates on his vast personal library and champions the vital role of all libraries. In June 2015 Alberto..

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Paper Trail: An Unexpected History of a Revolutionary Invention

The Paper Trail tells the story of how a simple Chinese product has for two millennia allowed knowledge, ideas and religions to spread at an unprecedented rate around the world. Alexander Monro traces..

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Pen in Hand: Reading, Rereading and other Mysteries

"How can other people like the books we don't like? What benefit can we get from rereading a work? Can we read better? If so, how? These and many other questions, ranging from the field of writing to ..

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Penguin and the Lane Brothers: the Untold Story of a Publishing Revolution

A ground-breaking counter-history of Penguin Books - both amusing and moving, and with a strong new Australian aspect. How did the three Lane brothers enter publishing and build Penguin into a global ..

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Penguin Classics Book, The

Penguin Classics is the largest and best-known classics imprint in the world. From The Epic of Gilgameshto the poetry of the First World War, and covering all the greatest works of fiction, poetry, dr..

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Pistache Returns

Pistache (pis-tash): a friendly spoof or parody of another's work. [Deriv uncertain. Possibly a cross between pastiche and p**stake.] From the writer of such brilliant parodies as "Thomas Hardy's foot..

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Pleasure of Reading: 43 Writers on the Discovery of Reading and the Books That Inspired Them

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 i..

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Poem: Lyric, Sign, Metre

Don Paterson is not only one of our great poets, but also an esteemed authority on the art of poetry. The Poem is a treatise on the art of poetry in three sections - one on lyric, the music of poetic ..

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Rare Books Uncovered: True Stories of Fantastic Finds in Unlikely Places

Feed your inner bibliophile with this volume on unearthed rare and antiquarian books. Few collectors are as passionate or as dogged in the pursuit of their quarry as collectors of rare books. In ..

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Rooms of One's Own: 50 Places That Made Literary History

Writers' relationships with their surroundings are seldom straightforward. While some, like Jane Austen and Thomas Mann, wrote novels set where they were staying (Lyme Regis and Venice respectively), ..

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Rooms of One's Own: 50 Places That Made Literary History

Writers' relationships with their surroundings are seldom straightforward. While some, like Jane Austen and Thomas Mann, wrote novels set where they were staying (Lyme Regis and Venice respectively), ..

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Satire, Celebrity, and Politics in Jane Austen

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Scribbles in the Margins: 50 Eternal Delights of Books

We lead increasingly time-poor lifestyles, bombarded 24/7 by petrifying news bulletins, internet trolls and endless noises. Where has the joy and relaxation gone from our daily lives? Scribbles in the..

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Searching for the Secret River

Kate Grenville's novel The Secret River moved and exhilarated many people when it was first published in 2005. Readers marvelled at the subtlety of its language, and the power of Grenville's storytell..

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Secret Life of Books, The

We love books. We take them to bed with us. They weigh down our suitcases when we go on holiday. We display them on our bookshelves or store them in our attics. We give them as gifts. We write our nam..

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Shakespeare

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Shelf Life: Writers on Books and Reading

Books; reading, collecting and the physical housing of them has brought the book-lover joy - and stress - for centuries. Fascinated writers have tried to capture the particular relationships we form w..

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Sherlock Holmes

Ever since Arthur Conan Doyle created the pipe-smoking, deer-stalkered character, Sherlock Holmes, he has become a part of popular culture for generations, and here every aspect of the legendary detec..

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Sherlock Holmes Book

The Sherlock Holmes Book chronicles every case of the world's greatest detective and his assistant Dr Watson. The game is afoot and now you can discover every detail of Sherlock Holmes' world. From th..

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Somewhere Becoming Rain: Collected Writings on Philip Larkin

Clive James is a life-long admirer of the work of Philip Larkin. Somewhere Becoming Rain gathers all of James's writing on this towering literary figure of the twentieth century, together with extra m..

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Story of Alice: Lewis Carroll and the Secret History of Wonderland

This title was shortlisted for the 2015 Costa Biography Award. This is the secret story of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Wonderland is part of our cultural heritage. But beneath the fairy tale lie..

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The Novel: An Alternative History, 1600-1800

Winner of the 2014 Christian Gauss Award for excellence in literary scholarship from the Phi Beta Kappa Society Having excavated the world's earliest novels in his previous book, literary histori..

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Things I Don't Want to Know

'Unmissable. Like chancing upon an oasis, you want to drink it slowly... Subtle, unpredictable, surprising' Guardian Things I Don't Want to Know is the first in Deborah Levy's essential three-par..

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Things That Bother Me

Galen Strawson might be described as the Montaigne of modern philosophers, endlessly curious, enormously erudite, unafraid of strange, difficult, and provocative propositions, and able to describe the..

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This is Not a Border: Reportage & Reflection from the Palestine Festival of Literature

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 mili..

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To Read Aloud

Reading a story to another person creates a bond between two people. It is often assumed that reading aloud is only for children, but the practice was once a common pleasure for adults too. The time h..

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To Read Aloud

A literary toolbox for well-being, this selection of prose has the power to promote reflection and mindfulness when read aloud. Reading a story to another person creates a bond between two peo..

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