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    A Secret Vice: Tolkien on Invented Languages

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    First ever critical study of Tolkien's little-known essay, which reveals how language invention shaped the creation of Middle-earth and beyond, to George R R Martin's Game of Thrones.

    A Swim in a Pond in the Rain

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    A Vertical Art: Oxford Lectures

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    The current UK Poet Laureate's popular series of lectures examining what poetry is and who it might be for.

    A Very Easy Death

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    Long considered one of Simone de Beauvoir's masterpieces, a profoundly moving recounting of her mother's death.

    Adapting Frankenstein: The Monster's Eternal Lives in Popular Culture

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    This edited collection explores the afterlife of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein in theatre and film, radio, literature and graphics novels, making a substantial contribution to the field of adaptation studies. -- .

    After A Funeral

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    The story of Diana Athill's relationship with Didi - a gifted writer and an Egyptian in exile - and a remarkably honest, poignant look at love and grief.

    After Postmodernism

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    The flexibility of critical realism is illustrated in the range of topics discussed - ranging from quantum mechanics to cyberspace, to literary theory, nature, smoking, the future of Marx, the unconscious and, of course, postmodernism and the future of theory itself.


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    In this searching lament by the award-winning author of We That Are Young, Taneja interrogates the language of terror, trauma and grief; the fictions we believe and the voices we exclude.

    Agatha Christie: A Very Elusive Woman

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    A ground-breaking biography of Agatha Christie from acclaimed historian Lucy Worsley

    Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Greatest Detective in the World

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    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 world's favourite fictional detective.

    Ahab`s Rolling Sea - A Natural History of "Moby-Dick"

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    King lays bare the background to Moby-Dick by moving through the voyage of the Pequod, exploring topics in marine biology, oceanography, and the science of navigation as Ishmael raises them in the novel.

    Albert & the Whale

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    Albert Camus

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    One of France's most high-profile writers and a Nobel Prize-winner, Albert Camus experienced both public adulation and acrimonious rejection during his career, which was cut short by a fatal car accident in 1960. Edward J. Hughes unravels the life of a complex personality whose work and stance were the subjects of intense interest and scrutiny.

    Albion: The Origins of the English Imagination

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    Highly original and magnificent in scope, Albion: The Origins of the English Imagination discovers the roots of English cultural history in the Anglo-Saxon period, and traces it through the centuries.

    Alice Walker

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    Harold Bloom was awarded the 1999 Gold Medal for Belles Lettres and Criticism by the American Academy of Arts and Letters

    All a Novelist Needs: Colm Toibin on Henry James

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    Toibin's remarkable insights provide scholars, students, and general readers a fresh encounter with James's well-known texts.

    All Down Darkness Wide: A Memoir

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    All Down Darkness Wide: A Memoir

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    All Men Must Die: Power and Passion in Game of Thrones

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    'All men must die': or 'Valar Morghulis', as the traditional Essos greeting is rendered into High Valyrian. And die they do - in prodigious numbers; in imaginatively varied and gruesome ways; and often in pain, terror and ordure within the blood-spattered and viciously unpredictable world that is HBO's sensational evocation of Game of Thrones.

    All Sorts of Lives: Katherine Mansfield and the art of risking everything

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    All The Devils Are Here

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    A blistering, mysterious exploration of the Kent coast -- a dark, experimental, very British classic.

    Along Heroic Lines

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    A selection of new and revised essays from eminent scholar and critic Professor Christopher Ricks.

    Always Take Notes: Advice from some of the world's greatest writers

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    Bestselling and award-winning authors share the secrets to their success, and the hard lessons they have learnt along the way.

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