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B: A Year in Plagues and Pencils

Hardback, 04/11/2021, £14.99
£13.49
Author and illustrator Edward Carey presents a paean to connection at a time of isolation: a year of daily lockdown drawings posted on social media from his home in Texas.

Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life

Paperback, 06/11/2014, £12.99
£11.69
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.

Arden of Faversham

Paperback, 24/02/2022, £14.99
£13.49

84 Charing Cross Road

Paperback, 03/10/2002, £8.99
£8.09
A timeless classic that should be on every book-lover's 'must read' list. First published in 1971, 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD has never been out of print.

Browse: Love Letters to Bookshops Around the World

Paperback, 08/11/2018, £9.99
£8.99
These inquisitive, enchanting pieces are a collective celebration of bookshops - for anyone who has ever fallen under their spell.

Mothers, Fathers, and Others: New Essays

Hardback, 02/12/2021, £20.00
£18.00
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.

The Shadowy Third: Love, Letters, and Elizabeth Bowen

Paperback, 03/02/2022, £10.99
£9.89
Critically acclaimed, this unique and compelling personal biography uncovers the hidden love triangle between novelist Elizabeth Bowen and the author's grandparents.

Wild Mind: Living the Writer's Life

Paperback, 13/04/2009, £10.99
£9.89
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.

A Reading Diary: A Year Of Favourite Books

Paperback, 31/08/2006, £10.99
£9.89
While travelling in Calgary, Alberto Manguel was struck by how the novel he was reading seemed to reflect the world he was living in.

Devil in a Coma

Hardback, 14/12/2021, £12.00
£10.80
The COVID diaries of the alternative rock star and bestselling author of SING BACKWARDS AND WEEP

Chronicles of a Cairo Bookseller

Hardback, 13/01/2022, £14.99
£13.49
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

What is American Literature?

Hardback, 10/02/2022, £19.99
£17.99
An engaging, thought-provoking, and polemical volume on what makes American literature what it is today.

Writing a War of Words: Andrew Clark and the Search for Meaning in World War One

Hardback, 28/10/2021, £25.00
£22.50
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.

Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: A Journey Through Yugoslavia

Paperback, 02/07/2020, £22.00
£19.80
A travel literature classic. Introduced by Geoff Dyer: 'As a book about Yugoslavia it's a kind of metaphysical Lonely Planet that never requires updating'

Death's Other Kingdom

Paperback, 24/09/2004, £10.99
£9.89

Let Me Tell You What I Mean

Paperback, 20/01/2022, £8.99
£8.09
Twelve early pieces never before collected that offer an illuminating glimpse into the mind and process of Joan Didion.

British Women's Writing from Bronte to Bloomsbury, Volume 1: 1840s and 1850s

Paperback, 26/12/2018, £69.99
£62.99
This five-volume series, British Women's Writing From Bronte to Bloomsbury, 1840-1940, historically contextualizes and traces developments in women's fiction from 1840 to 1940.

British Women's Writing from Bronte to Bloomsbury, Volume 2: 1860s and 1870s

Hardback, 27/08/2020, £89.99
£80.99
This five-volume series, British Women's Writing From Bronte to Bloomsbury, 1840-1940, historicallycontextualizes and traces developments in women's fiction from 1840 to 1940.

British Women's Writing from Bronte to Bloomsbury, Volume 2: 1860s and 1870s

Paperback, 27/08/2021, £59.99
£53.99
This five-volume series, British Women's Writing From Bronte to Bloomsbury, 1840-1940, historicallycontextualizes and traces developments in women's fiction from 1840 to 1940.

British Women's Writing from Bronte to Bloomsbury, Volume 1: 1840s and 1850s

Hardback, 13/08/2018, £99.99
£89.99
This five-volume series, British Women's Writing From Bronte to Bloomsbury, 1840-1940, historically contextualizes and traces developments in women's fiction from 1840 to 1940.

Romantic Friendship in Victorian Literature

Hardback, 21/06/2007, £125.00
£112.50
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.

New Woman Fiction, 1881-1899, Part I (set)

Hardback, 01/06/2010, £400.00
£360.00
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".
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