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Keeping on Keeping on
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Alan Bennett
 
'I seem to have banged on this year rather more than usual. I make no apology for that, nor am I nervous that it will it make a jot of...
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Summer Before the Dark: Stefan Zweig...
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Volker Weidermann; Carol Brown Janeway
 
A BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week It's as if they're made for each other. Two men, both falling, but holding each other up for a time...
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Take Courage: Anne Bronte and the Art...
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Samantha Ellis
 
Anne Bronte is the forgotten Bronte sister, overshadowed by her older siblings - virtuous, successful Charlotte, free-spirited Emily and dissolute Branwell. Tragic, virginal, sweet, stoic, selfless, Anne. The less talented...
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The Rules Do Not Apply
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Ariel Levy
 
The new book by New Yorker journalist and author of Female Chauvinist Pigs, Ariel Levy.
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Elizabeth Jane Howard: A Dangerous...
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Artemis Cooper
 
The authorised biography of Elizabeth Jane Howard from the award-winning author of Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure
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David Jones: Engraver, Soldier,...
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Thomas Dilworth
 
As a poet, visual artist and essayist, David Jones is one of the great Modernists. Jones was an extraordinary engraver, painter and creator of painted inscriptions, but he also belongs...
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Fathers
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Sam Miller
 
In early 2014, after many years living abroad, Sam Miller returned to his childhood home in London. His father was dying. In the months after his death, Sam began to...
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Molly Keane: A Life
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Sally Phipps
 
A wonderfully honest and deeply accomplished tribute to a complicated, talented mother and writer - 'An Irish writer whose only equal is Elizabeth Bowen' (Bookseller) - by her daughter.
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Guilty Thing: A Life of Thomas de...
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Frances Wilson
 
'Life for De Quincey was either angels ascending on vaults of cloud or vagrants shivering on the city streets.' Thomas De Quincey - opium-eater, celebrity journalist,...
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The Violet Hour: Great Writers at the...
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Katie Roiphe
 
From one of our most perceptive and provocative voices comes an arresting and wholly original account of the last days of Susan Sontag, Sigmund Freud, John Updike, Dylan Thomas, Maurice...
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On the Wilder Shores of Love: A...
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Lesley Blanch; Georgia de Chamberet
 
The story of a fascinating, bohemian - and, at times outrageous - life that spanned the twentieth century - the perfect book for fans of the Mitfords.
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Reading Allowed: True Stories and...
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Chris Paling
 
Chris Paling's Reading Allowed is a wonderful, warm-hearted and eccentric look at the life of a librarian in a provincial library, and the extraordinary cast of characters he encounters every...
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Arthur & Sherlock: Conan Doyle and ...
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Michael Sims
 
From the acclaimed author of The Adventures of Henry Thoreau and The Story of Charlotte's Web comes the new story of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the mind behind Sherlock...
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The Transferred Life of George Eliot
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Philip Davis
 
This new biography of George Eliot is not just the story of her life. It gives an account of what it means to become a novelist, and to think like...
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David Astor
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Jeremy Lewis
 
David Astor is a great exception to the rule. His early life was far from idyllic. At Oxford he suffered the first of the bouts of depression that were to...
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The Life of Saul Bellow: To Fame and...
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Zachary Leader
 
By the time Herzog was published in 1964, Saul Bellow was probably the most acclaimed novelist in America. This book traces Bellow's life away from the desk, as polemicist, teacher...
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