Language and Literature

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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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Echo's Bones.

Beckett, Samuel.

This is a never-before-published short story, written over 80 years ago. It was not publis...

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In the Unlikely Event.

Blume, Judy.

A haunting story of three generations of families, friends, and strangers whose lives were...

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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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Words, Words, Words.

Crystal, David.

We love

this celebration of what we say and how we say it. Prof Crystal takes us on ...

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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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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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The Love of an Unknown Soldier: Love Letters Found in a Trench.

They were found in a secret corner of an abandoned dug-out, and brought back to England at...

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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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Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies.

Mantel, Hilary and Poulton, Mike.

Hilary Mantel won the Man Booker Prize for both novels. Mike Poulton was charged with adap...

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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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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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Incredible Pirate Tales: Fourteen Classic Stories of the Outlaws of the High Seas.

McCarthy, Tom.

These yarns capture the essence of the swashbuckling pirate, and celebrate piracy and the ...

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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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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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