Language and Literature

Picture of Little Women.

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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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Picture of All Men Are Liars.

All Men Are Liars.

Manguel, Alberto.

A novel written as a biography. A journalist interviews four different people who knew or ...

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Picture of Bertie Plays the Blues: A 44 Scotland Street Novel.

Bertie Plays the Blues: A 44 Scotland Street Novel.

McCall Smith, Alexander.

The goings-on of the inhabitants of Scotland Street provide deliciously engaging reading. ...

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Corduroy Mansions.

McCall Smith, Alexander.

The popular author originally published this as an online serial novel where it won an ent...

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Picture of The Importance of Being Seven: A 44 Scotland Street Novel.

The Importance of Being Seven: A 44 Scotland Street Novel.

McCall Smith, Alexander.

The world of Scotland Street has many followers, and little Bertie Pollock with his diffic...

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Picture of La's Orchestra Saves the World.

La's Orchestra Saves the World.

McCall Smith, Alexander.

This inspiring novel is set on the eve of the Second World War. La has moved from London t...

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The Thursday Night Letters: A Stamp in the Wrong Hands...

Munroe, P.K.

A collection of his letters to the long-suffering companies to which he has pitched ideas ...

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Here Come the Dogs.

Musa, Omar.

In suburban small-town Australia, Solomon is a failed basketball player full of charisma a...

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Picture of The Republic of Imagination: A Case for Fiction.

The Republic of Imagination: A Case for Fiction.

Nafisi, Azar.

Her previous book Reading Lolita in Tehran

sold a million copies and told how she ta...

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Picture of The Immortal Evening: A Legendary Dinner with Keats, Wordsworth, and Lamb.

The Immortal Evening: A Legendary Dinner with Keats, Wordsworth, and Lamb.

Plumly, Stanley.

He recreates a dinner held one night around 200 years ago when the painter Benjamin Robert...

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