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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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The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life
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John Le Carre
 
THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER 'Out of the secret world I once knew, I have tried to make a theatre for the larger worlds we inhabit. First comes...
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Jane Austen at Home: A Biography
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Lucy Worsley
Historian Lucy Worsley visits Jane Austen at home, exploring the author's life through the places which meant the most to her.
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The Gilded Chalet: Travels through...
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Padraig Rooney
 
Part detective work, part treasure chest, The Gilded Chalet takes you on a grand tour of the birthplace of our best-loved stories, revealing how Switzerland became the landscape of our...
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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. Mostly, though, he was a complete and original poet-artist - sui generis, impossible to...
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The Genius of Jane Austen: Her Love ...
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Paula Byrne
 
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A Life of My Own
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Claire Tomalin
 
A memoir that follows Claire Tomalin through triumph and tragedy in about equal measure, from the disastrous marriage of her parents and the often difficult wartime childhood that followed, 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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Man Alive: A True Story of Violence,...
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Thomas Page McBee
 
A wry, tender memoir by one of the leading voices on transition and masculinity
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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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My Shitty Twenties: A Memoir
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Emily Morris
 
My Shitty Twenties started life as an award-winning and immensely popular blog. Moving, thoughtful, funny and wise, it is now a book that is heartbreaking, uplifting and an inspiration to...
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The Russian Soul: Selections from a...
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Fyodor Dostoevsky; Rosamund Bartlett
 
A new anthology of Dostoevsky's remarkable work 'A Writer's Diary'. A voluminous and variegated miscellany in which the celebrated author spoke to his readers about issues concerning Russia, it is...
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The Bughouse: The poetry, politics ...
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Daniel Swift
 
In 1945, the American poet Ezra Pound was due to stand trial for treason for his broadcasts in Fascist Italy during the Second World War. He was also an irresistible...
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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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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
 
'I was wowed and moved' Tracy Chevalier Anne Bronte is the forgotten Bronte sister, overshadowed by her older siblings -- virtuous, successful Charlotte, free-spirited Emily and dissolute Branwell. The less...
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