Language and Literature

Picture of The Story of Alice: Lewis Carroll and The Secret History of Wonderland.

The Story of Alice: Lewis Carroll and The Secret History of Wonderland.

Douglas-Fairhurst, Robert.

Offers a thoughtful and scholarly investigation into the Alice phenomenon and how Carroll’...

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Picture of Rupert Brooke: The Poetical Works.

Rupert Brooke: The Poetical Works.

Brooke, Rupert.

A title in Faber and Faber's 'Poets of the Great War' series, this edition was edited and ...

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Little Book of Sherlock Holmes.

Brachet, Michelle.

The world- renowned fictional detective first appeared in print in 1887. His detective ski...

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Picture of The Thirty-Nine Steps.

The Thirty-Nine Steps.

Buchan, John.

Originally published in 1915, it still remains a terrific thriller. You won't be able to p...

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Bliss.

Carey, Peter.

Harry Joy had a heart attack in his front garden and for nine minutes he was dead. Althoug...

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Picture of The Chemistry of Tears.

The Chemistry of Tears.

Carey, Peter.

Catherine has had a long, secret love affair with a colleague at the Swinburne Museum and ...

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Little Women.

Alcott, Louisa May.

For over a hundred years, no four young ladies have delighted more people, touched more he...

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Picture of The Essential Noel Coward Compendium: The Very Best of His Work Life and Times.

The Essential Noel Coward Compendium: The Very Best of His Work Life and Times.

Day, Barry (ed.).

Represents the best of his plays and musicals, screenplays, songs, verse, novels, memoir, ...

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Picture of The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and of his Friend Mr. Abraham Adams AND An Apology for the Life of Mrs. Shamela  Andrews.

The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and of his Friend Mr. Abraham Adams AND An Apology for the Life of Mrs. Shamela Andrews.

Fielding, Henry.

Joseph Andrews is a footman in the employ of Lady Booby who dismisses him for refusing her...

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Picture of Robert Burns: Poems selected by Don Paterson.

Robert Burns: Poems selected by Don Paterson.

Burns, Robert.

Paterson, himself a fine contemporary poet, has written an excellent introduction to his s...

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Picture of During the Reign of the Queen of Persia.

During the Reign of the Queen of Persia.

Chase, Joan.

A powerful literary novel which won the Pen/Hemingway award, it tells the stories of four ...

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Picture of Modernist Literature: A Guide for the Perplexed.

Modernist Literature: A Guide for the Perplexed.

Childs, Peter.

Offers an historical overview, and takes the reader through the major figures and texts fo...

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Picture of Writing Britain: Wastelands to Wonderlands.

Writing Britain: Wastelands to Wonderlands.

Hardyment, Christina.

Ranging across nine centuries this shows how Britain’s greatest authors have been inspired...

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Picture of Damp Squid: The English Language Laid Bare.

Damp Squid: The English Language Laid Bare.

Butterfield, Jeremy.

He uses the enormous collection of electronically held texts - the Oxford Corpus - to expl...

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Picture of The First World War in Poetry.

The First World War in Poetry.

Rory Kinnear reads these famous poems by poets young and old, who chronicled their experie...

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Picture of The Reichsbank Robbery.

The Reichsbank Robbery.

Fulton, Colin.

In 1945 the US Airforce bombed Berlin, where the Reichsbank took 21 direct hits. The Germa...

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Shakespeare for Grown-Ups: Everything you Need to Know about the Bard.

Foley, E. and Coates, B.

For many of us, our first experience of Shakespeare can be intimidating and (whisper it) a...

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Poetry of the World Wars.

Foss, Michael (ed.).

The war that began in 1914 shattered the complacent poetic calm of English poetry. ‘The bl...

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Picture of To the Letter: A Journey Through a Vanishing World.

To the Letter: A Journey Through a Vanishing World.

Garfield, Simon.

Letters have the power to grant us a larger life. They reveal motivation and deepen unders...

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Picture of Cousin Phillis and Other Stories.

Cousin Phillis and Other Stories.

Gaskell, Elizabeth et al.

Five of these stories were written for Dickens’s periodical, Household Words

. They t...

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Picture of The Letters of Ernest Hemingway: Volume 1, 1907-1922: Volume 1.

The Letters of Ernest Hemingway: Volume 1, 1907-1922: Volume 1.

Hemingway, Ernest et al.

These chart his youth, his experience in WW1 and his arrival in Paris. He was a fascinatin...

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Picture of Would They Lie to You?: How to Spin Friends and Manipulate People.

Would They Lie to You?: How to Spin Friends and Manipulate People.

Hutton, Robert.

He looks at the waffle, fudging, obscurity, blame-shifting, and point-scoring that separ...

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Picture of A Shrine to Lata Mangeshkar.

A Shrine to Lata Mangeshkar.

Leves, Kerry.

The poet, short-story writer and novelist Vicki Viidikas pitchforked Kerry Leves into Indi...

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Picture of The Trip to Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking.

The Trip to Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking.

Laing, Olivia.

Olivia Laing grew up in an alcoholic family herself and wanting to make sense of it all sh...

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