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Of Street Pieman

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £0.80
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Takes us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th century California and the Russian steppe. This title features stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.

How a Ghastly Story Was Brought to Light by a Common or Garden Butcher's Dog

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £0.80
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Includes miniature tales that describe con men, tricksters, disasters, murders, rascals and lovers, and include Franz Kafka's favourite story.

It Was Snowing Butterflies

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £1.00
£0.90
Takes us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th century California and the Russian steppe. This book features stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.

Reckoning

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £0.80
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Features two moving stories of love, loss, desire and divorce, from one of the great chroniclers of nineteenth-century New York life.

Kasyan from the Beautiful Lands

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £0.80
£0.72
Takes us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. This title features stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.

Constitution of the United States

Paperback, 06/04/2017, £1.00
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Nun of Murano

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £1.00
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Swashbuckling serial seducer Casanova falls for a beautiful nun on the Venetian island of Murano - despite already being involved with another one...

Hippo Banquet

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £0.80
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Includes adventures of doughty female Victorian explorer describe stumbling upon five hippos by night, dodging elephants and fighting off a leopard with a stool.

Mrs Rosie and the Priest

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £0.80
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Contains four provocative stories from Boccaccio's Decameron, featuring cuckolded husbands, cross-dressing wives and very bad priests.

Leonardo da Vinci

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £0.80
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Often called "the first art historian", the author writes with delight on the lives of Leonardo and other celebrated Renaissance artists.

Wailing Ghosts

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £0.80
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Includes Chinese stories, such as 'The Golden Goblet', 'Scorched Moth the Daoist' and 'The Black Beast.'

Trimalchio's Feast

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £0.80
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Presents a satirical portrait of a drunken, orgiastic Roman banquet, hosted by the grossly ostentatious Trimalchio.

Frogs

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £2.00
£1.80
Gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Love That Moves the Sun and Other Stars

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £1.00
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Gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Green Tea

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £1.00
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Features tale of a clergyman who is tormented by a demonic creature. This title includes fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Nervous Breakdown

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £2.00
£1.80
'I did have hallucinations, but did they harm anyone? Who did they harm, that's what I'd like to know!' This title features three disturbing tales of supernatural hallucinations, hysterical obsession and moral decay. It includes fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Figure in the Carpet

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £0.80
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Presents the story of an unsolved literary mystery that explores what James referred to as "troubled artistic consciousness."

Sandman

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £1.00
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Tells a disturbing tale of a young man's obsession with the Sandman, stealer of eyes, which has inspired writers from Sigmund Freud to Neil Gaiman.

Terrible Beauty is Born

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £1.00
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By turns joyful and despairing, this title presents some of the twentieth century's greatest verse on fleeting youth, fervent hopes and futile sacrifice.

Typhoon

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £2.00
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The crew aboard a ramshackle steamer faces a treacherous storm.

Tinderbox

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £1.00
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Includes tales such as 'The Steadfast Tin Soldier' and 'Big Klaus and Little Klaus'.

Speaking of Siva

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £0.80
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Featuring meditative, deeply personal poems to the god Siva, from four major Hindu saints. This book includes, stories lyrical, poems and essays.

Dhammapada

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £1.00
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Takes us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. This book features stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.

World is Full of Foolish Men

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £1.00
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Gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Rip Van Winkle

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £1.00
£0.90
Gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Hannibal

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £1.00
£0.90
Gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Modest Proposal

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £1.00
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Features Jonathan Swift's (1667-1745) devastating short satire on how to solve a famine.

Three Tang Dynasty Poets

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £0.80
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Offers a selection from three of the greatest and most enjoyable of Chinese poets.

Femme Fatale

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £1.00
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Introducing a collection of book from around the world and across many centuries. The books in this collection features stories, poems, essays and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. It also includes stories set in the Parisian beau monde and Normandy countryside.

Travels in the Land of Serpents and Pearls

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £1.00
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Describes the customs of India, recounts the story of the king who died eighty-four times and explains how to retrieve diamonds from snake-infested caves...

Voyage of Sir Francis Drake Around the Whole Globe

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £0.80
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Takes us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th century California and the Russian steppe. This book features stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.

Pair of Silk Stockings

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £0.80
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From one of the most daring writers of fin-de-siecle America, this title features five stories of awakening that range from Louisiana's plantations and poverty-stricken bayous to its gilded cities.

Nightingales are Drunk

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £0.80
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Takes us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th century California and the Russian steppe. This book features stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.

As Kingfishers Catch Fire

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £1.00
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Offers a selection of Gerard Manley Hopkins' (1844-1889) poetry, ranging from the ecstasy of 'The Windhover' and 'Pied Beauty' to the heart-wrenching despair of the 'sonnets of desolation'.

Caligula

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £0.80
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Presents the biography of the brutal, crazed and incestuous Roman Emperor Caligula, who tried to appoint his own horse consul.

Robber and the Bridegroom

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £1.00
£0.90
Takes us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. This book includes stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.

I Hate and I Love

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £1.00
£0.90
Takes us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. This title features stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.

Circe and the Cyclops

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £0.80
£0.72
Takes us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. This title features stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.

Come Close

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £1.00
£0.90
Takes us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. This title features stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.

Traffic

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £0.80
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Includes two of author's powerful essays: 'Traffic' and 'The Roots of Honour'.

Old Man of the Moon

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £0.80
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Offers an account of author's marriage - from early passion to the trials of poverty and separation - and his great, enduring love for his wife in eighteenth-century China.

Tell-Tale Heart

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £1.00
£0.90
Includes stories about murder, mystery and madness, portraying the author's feverish imagination at its creative height.

Gate of the Hundred Sorrows

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £1.00
£0.90
'Mind you, it was a pukka, respectable opium-house, and not one of those stifling, sweltering chandoo-khanas that you can find all over the City.' Kipling first became famous for his pungent, harsh and shocking stories of northwest India, where he grew up. This book presents a selection from his inexhaustibly contentious and various early work.

Wife of Bath

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £0.80
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Includes stories from The Canterbury Tales.

Eve of St Agnes

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £0.80
£0.72
Contains a selection of John Keats' greatest verse - including his gothic story in verse, 'The Eve of St Agnes', and the mysterious 'Lamia' - exploring themes of love, enchantment, myth and magic.

Woman Much Missed

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £0.80
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After the death of his wife Emma, the author wrote some of the best verse of his career. This book deals with his works.

Saga of Gunnlaug Serpent-Tongue

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £0.80
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Presents a tale from the Viking Age that ranges across Scandinavia and Viking Britain.

On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £1.00
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Considers murder in a purely aesthetic light and explains how practically every philosopher over the past two hundred years has been murdered - 'insomuch, that if a man calls himself a philosopher, and never had his life attempted, rest assured there is nothing in him'.

Dolphins, the Whales and the Gudgeon

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £0.80
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Includes animal fables that are some of the earliest stories ever told, thought to have been composed by a slave in Greek antiquity and giving glimpses of a world that is harsh, pitiless and yet also eerily familiar.

Lips Too Chilled

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £1.00
£0.90
Takes you on a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th century California and the Russian steppe. This work includes stories, poems, essays and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. It deals with books from around the world and across many centuries.

Jason and Medea

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £0.80
£0.72
Presents the tragic, epic love affair that allowed Jason to get the Golden Fleece.

 

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