Winner of the James Tait Black Prize for Biography 2014
Winner of the Plutarch Award for Best Biography
New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of the Year
Penelope Fitzgerald (1916-2000) was a great English writer, who would never have described herself in such grand terms.
Feminist philosophy meets family memoir in a fresh essay collection by the award-winning essayist and novelist Siri Hustvedt, author of the bestselling What I Loved and Booker Prize-longlisted The Blazing World.
Suitable for those who write or wants to write, this title teaches a Zen-like method that can take you straight to the source of creative power, to the mind that is 'raw, full of energy, alive and hungry'. It is packed with advice on: how to find time to write; how to discover your personal style; and, how to overcome writer's block.
The warm and winning story of opening a modern bookstore where there were none, Chronicles of a Cairo Bookseller recounts Nadia Wassef's troubles and triumphs as a founder and manager of Cairo-based Diwan
Writing a War of Words is the first investigation of a valuable archive of war-time notebooks documenting changes to the English language on the Home Front. Using unconventional sources, it explores the effect of war on the language of ordinary people, and reflects on the role of language as an interdisciplinary lens on history.
By considering both male and female friendships, this book uncovers parallels between them in novels and poetry by authors such as Dickens, Tennyson, Disraeli and Braddon. It also examines conduct manuals, periodicals, and religious treatises, tracing developments from mid-century to the fin de siecle, when romance first came under serious attack.
Contains three early examples of the genre of New Woman writing, each portraying women in ways wholly different to those which had gone before. This title includes "Kith and Kin" (1881), "Miss Brown" and "The Wing of Azrael".