Language and Literature

Picture of The Day of Creation.

The Day of Creation.

Ballard, J G.

Dr. Mallory, working in the parched terrain of central Africa, dreams of a new Nile that w...

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The Python Project: A Rex Carver Mystery.

Canning, Victor.

Rex Carver, shady private detective, is hired by an insurance company to investigate the t...

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The Routledge Concise History of Twentieth-Century British Literature.

Dawson, Ashley.

Innovative and very handy, it identifies key writers and texts, presents a comprehensive t...

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Absalom, Absalom!.

Faulkner, William.

A novel of the American south, it spans several generations. The much dislkied Sutpen buil...

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The Good Samaritan Bites the Dust: The Amazing Way the Bible Influences Our Everyday Language.

Addis, Ferdie.

How did a collection of ancient stories, written in three languages over the course of a t...

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Harriet Said….

Bainbridge, Beryl and Grant, Linda.

Her first novel is set just after WWII near the Formby sand dunes where Bainbridge grew up...

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Flashman, Flash for Freedom!, Flashman in the Great Game.

Fraser, George MacDonald.

Flashman is one of the world’s most entertaining and beguiling rogues. I remember first co...

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Picture of Sir Philip's Folly: Being the Fourth Volume of The Poor Relation.

Sir Philip's Folly: Being the Fourth Volume of The Poor Relation.

Beaton, M. C.

Three of the four owners of the Poor Relation Hotel in Bond Street are in a quandary about...

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Death of an Outsider: A Hamish Macbeth Murder Mystery.

Beaton, M.C.

In the dreary outpost of Cnothan Hamish misses his friendly police station at Lochdubh. A...

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Literary Paper Dolls.

Hilton, Kyle.

What a lot of fun this is. The 16 masters of the literary world presented here include Sha...

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Oroonoko and Other Writings.

Behn, Aphra.

Aphra Behn was a British playwright, poet, translator and fiction writer from the Restorat...

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Picture of The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce's Ulysses.

The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce's Ulysses.

Birmingham, Kevin.

The book that many regard as the greatest novel in the English language was banned as obsc...

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Picture of Troy: The Epic Battle as Told in Homer's Iliad.

Troy: The Epic Battle as Told in Homer's Iliad.

Butler, Samuel (ed.).

Butler's translation of Homer's original is famous, and makes the epic story easy for a ne...

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Picture of A Single Man.

A Single Man.

Isherwood, Christopher.

George is an English professor of literature working in California. He is determined to ca...

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Picture of Yesterday's Papers: A Harry Devlin Investigation.

Yesterday's Papers: A Harry Devlin Investigation.

Edwards, Martin.

A solicitor has been charged with two murders six years apart, and with no defence worthy ...

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Picture of Words Alone: Yeats and his Inheritances.

Words Alone: Yeats and his Inheritances.

Foster, R. F.

A scholarly and authoritative look at some of the influences that created Yeats’ voice. Th...

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Picture of ThermoPoetics: Energy in Victorian Literature and Science.

ThermoPoetics: Energy in Victorian Literature and Science.

Gold, Barri J.

Argues that some of the universal truths that eventually ended up codified as ‘the laws of...

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Picture of Thrown Under the Omnibus: A Reader.

Thrown Under the Omnibus: A Reader.

O'Rourke, P. J.

Brings together his funniest, most outrageous, most controversial and most loved pieces fr...

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Where I'm Reading From.

Parks, Tim.

In a collection of essays and articles drawn from the New York Review of Books, Tim Parks ...

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Assassin's Fate: Book 3 of Fitz and the Fool.

Hobb, Robin.

Prince FitzChivalry Farseer’s daughter has been violently abducted by Servants of the Four...

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Petrulus Hirrutus: Der Struwwelpeter.

Hoffmann, Henricus.

German psychiatrist Henrich Hoffmann's 1845 Der Struwwelpeter (‘Shockheaded Peter’) consis...

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Picture of Wretched Writing: A Compendium of Crimes Against the English Language.

Wretched Writing: A Compendium of Crimes Against the English Language.

Petras, Ross and Kathryn.

Wretched writing is simply very bad writing, and this is an alphabetically organised celeb...

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Picture of Fierce Light: The Battle of the Somme July-November 1916: Prose and Poetry.

Fierce Light: The Battle of the Somme July-November 1916: Prose and Poetry.

Powell, Anne (ed.).

These selected pieces come from British, Australian and New Zealand writers who fought in ...

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The Puncher and Wattman Anthology of Australian Poetry.

Leonard, John (ed).

Begins with the newest poets and traces back to the earliest. There are selections from a ...

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