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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: 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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Footnotes from the World's Greatest Bookstores: True Tales and Lost Moments from Book Buyers, Booksellers, and Book Lovers

From beloved"New Yorker"cartoonist Bob Eckstein, "Footnotes from the World s Greatest Bookstores"invites you into the heart and soul of every community: the local bookshop, each with its own quirks, c..

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Frantumaglia: Bits and Pieces of Uncertain Origin

Elena Ferrante is one of the greatest novelists of our time. Read her novels and don't worry about who she is: you will be entranced by her writing. Fragments is a riveting compilation, over the cours..

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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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Gilded Chalet: Off-Piste in Literary Switzerland

Rainy summer of 1816. Paparazzi train their telescopes across Lake Geneva on the hanky-panky of Byron, Shelley and their womenfolk. Mary Shelley is inspired to write FRANKENSTEIN. Byron diets and dash..

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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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Good Story: Exchanges on Truth, Fiction and Psychotherapy

The Good Story is an exchange between a writer with a longstanding interest in moral psychology and a psychotherapist with a training in literary studies. J. M. Coetzee and Arabella Kurtz consider psy..

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Great Books of China

Great Books of China offers concise introductions - each of them accompanied by generous quotation (in English) from the book in question - to sixty-six works in the canon of Chinese literature. The b..

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Greatest Books You'll Never Read: Unpublished Masterpieces by the World's Greatest Writers

From a creative crisis to a dissatisfied editor, and from a bizarre twist of fate to an untimely death, behind each unpublished book lies a unique and compelling story. One of the giants of modern lit..

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Have You Eaten Grandma?

It can be much harder than it seems; commas, colons, semi-colons and even apostrophes can drive us all mad at times, but it riles no one more than the longest-serving resident of Countdown's Dictionar..

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History of the Book in 100 Books : The Complete Story : From Egypt to EBook
How English Became English: A Short History of a Global Language

The English Language is spoken by more than a billion people throughout the world. But where did English come from? And how has it evolved into the language used today? In Do You Speak English? Simon ..

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How Proust Can Change Your Life

With an introduction by comedian and novelist David Baddiel A novel in seven volumes, Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time is considered a major literary work of the twentieth century. And eve..

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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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How to Read Poetry Like a Professor: A Quippy and Sonorous Guide to Verse

An essential primer to reading poetry that unlocks the keys to enjoying works from Lord Byron to the Beatles No literary form is as admired and feared as poetry. Admired for its lengthy pedigree-..

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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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Illustrated Letters of Virginia Woolf

The moving story of the life and work of novelist Virginia Woolf, revealed through her own letters to those closest to her. The letters - at times witty and irreverent, at times melancholy and in..

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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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Improbable Libraries

From the rise of the egalitarian Little Free Library movement (motto: Take a book, return a book) to the growth in luxury hotel libraries, Alex Johnson whose parents were both librarians maps out the ..

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In Search of Lost Books: The forgotten stories of eight mythical volumes

These are the mythical books that were burnt, torn, stolen, or simply disappeared, but which certainly existed. In this elegiac and gripping volume, Giorgio van Straten is by turns detective and spy, ..

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In Writing

For Adam Phillips - as for Freud and many of his followers - poetry and poets have always held an essential place, as both precursors and unofficial collaborators in the psychoanalytic project. But th..

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Infographic Guide to Literature

100 stunning, ingenious and absorbing infographics all about literature, featuring your favourite books and authors! Infographic Guide to Literature presents unique, witty and surprising facts about ..

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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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Jacob's Room is Full of Books: A Year of Reading

When we spend so much of our time immersed in books, who's to say where reading ends and living begins? The two are impossibly and gloriously wedded, as Hill shows in Jacob's Room Is Full of Books. Co..

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Jacob's Room is Full of Books: A Year of Reading

When we spend so much of our time immersed in books, who's to say where reading ends and living begins? The two are impossibly and gloriously wedded, as Hill shows in Jacob's Room Is Full of Books. ..

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Jane Austen Cover to Cover

In the short forty-two years of her life, Jane Austen wrote six novels that would endure long after her death in 1817. The texts are true classics, unchanged and yet still immensely popular some 200 y..

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Jane Austen Writers' Club: Inspiration and Advice from the World's Best-Loved Novelist

'Winning and beguiling ...Smith shares Jane Austen's clarity and gentle irony' Independent Jane Austen is one of the most beloved writers in the literary canon. Her novels changed the landscape of fic..

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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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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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Lark Ascending: The Music of the British Landscape, The

Written by one of our most celebrated music writers, The Lark Ascending is a lyrical exploration of how Britain's history and identity has been shaped by the mysterious relationship between music and ..

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Latest Readings

An esteemed literary critic shares his final musings on books, his children, and his own impending death In 2010, Clive James was diagnosed with terminal leukemia. Deciding that "if you don't know the..

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Latest Readings

In 2010, Clive James was diagnosed with terminal leukemia. Deciding that "if you don't know the exact moment when the lights will go out, you might as well read until they do," James moved his library..

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Letters of Note : Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Circulation

Letters of Note is a collection of one hundred and twenty five of the world's most entertaining, inspiring and unusual letters, based on the seismically popular website of the same name - an online mu..

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Library Book, The

After moving to Los Angeles, Susan Orlean became fascinated by a mysterious local crime that has gone unsolved since it was carried out on the morning of 29 April 1986: who set fire to the Los Angeles..

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Library Book, The

After moving to Los Angeles, Susan Orlean became fascinated by a mysterious local crime that has gone unsolved since it was carried out on the morning of 29 April 1986: who set fire to the Los Angeles..

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Library Miscellany

What can be found in the Vatican's Secret Archive? How many books did Charles Darwin's library aboard the Beagle hold? Which library is home to a colony of bats? Bursting with potted histories, q..

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Library: A Catalogue of Wonders

Libraries are filled with magic. From the Bodleian, the Folger and the Smithsonian to the fabled libraries of middle earth, Umberto Eco's mediaeval library labyrinth and libraries dreamed up by John D..

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Limits of Critique, The

Why must critics unmask and demystify literary works? Why do they believe that language is always withholding some truth, that the critic's task is to reveal the unsaid or repressed? In this book, Rit..

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Literary Landscapes: Charting the Topography of Classic Literature

Some stories couldn't happen just anywhere or any time - often the scenery , landscape or era is as central to the tale as any character - and just as easily recognised. Wh at adventures would Heid..

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Literary Paper Dolls: Includes 16 Masters of the Literary World!

Experience literary genius first-hand with these paper doll versions of famous authors. Great wordsmiths such as William Shakespeare, Ernest Hemingway, Virginia Woolf, and more come to life in illustr..

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Literary Wonderlands: A Journey Through the Greatest Fictional Worlds Ever Created

From the advent of the first works of literature many millennia ago, writers have used imaginary worlds both to entertain their readers and to examine concepts, highlight key issues and consider their..

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Literature Book

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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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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