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Lives in Writing

Hardback, 06/02/2014, £18.99
Writing about real lives takes various forms, which overlap and may be combined with each other: biography, autobiography, biographical criticism, biographical fiction, memoir, confession, diary. In these essays, the author considers some particularly interesting examples of life-writing, and contributes several of his own.

Man Who Wouldn't Get Up and Other Stories

Paperback, 15/09/2016, £8.99
A collection of short stories, in which a nameless man, who has fallen out of love with life, refuses to get out of bed, with unexpected consequences; and a strong-willed young woman defies adverse circumstances to pursue the perfect wedding at all costs.

Language of Fiction: Essays in Criticism and Verbal Analysis of the English Novel

Paperback, 12/09/2002, £13.99
Now including a new introduction from the author, this major work from one of England's finest living writers is essential reading for all those who care about the creation and appreciation of literature.

Year of Henry James

Paperback, 01/05/2014, £9.99
In 2004, Henry James featured as a character in no less than three novels - Author, Author was one of them. In this title, the author traces the history of his book from conception to publication, pondering the mystery - and indeed the anguish - of so many novels about Henry James appearing at the same time.

Quite A Good Time to be Born:A Memoir 1935-1975

Paperback, 28/01/2016, £11.99
Four years old when World War II began, the author grew to maturity through decades of great social and cultural change - giving him plenty to write about. This title illuminates a period of transition in British society, and charts the evolution of a writer whose works have become classics in his own lifetime.

Art of Fiction

Paperback, 07/04/2011, £10.99
A collection that considers the art of fiction under a wide range of headings, drawing on writers as diverse as Henry James, Martin Amis, Jane Austen and James Joyce. It looks at ideas such as the Intrusive Author, Suspense, the Epistolary Novel, Magic Realism and Symbolism, illustrating topics with passages taken from classics or modern novels.

Practice of Writing

Paperback, 07/04/2011, £10.99
In this absorbing volume, David Lodge turns his incisive critical skills onto his own profession, salutes the great writers who have influenced his work, wonders about the motives of biographers, ponders the merits of creative writing courses, pulls the rug from under certain theoretical critics and throws open the curtains on his own workshop.

Man of Parts

Paperback, 12/01/2012, £9.99
A man of contradictions. A man of passion. A man of the future. Sequestered in his blitz-battered Regent's Park house in 1944, the ailing Herbert George Wells, 'H G' to his family and friends, looks back on a life crowded with incident, books, and women. This title is a novel of passion, ambition and controversy.