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My First Memory: Epiphanies, Watersheds and Origin Stories
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So That Went Well...: Unpublished Letters to the Daily Telegraph
New volume of the best-selling review of the year made up of the wry and astute observations of the unpublished Telegraph letter writers.
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Good Immigrant
Award-winning writer Nikesh Shukla gathers twenty British Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic writers and artists to reflect on race, immigration and being `other' in Great Britain.
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Literary Christmas: An Anthology
A Literary Christmas is a seasonal anthology collecting poems, short stories and prose extracts by some of the greatest poets and writers in the English language. With a new cover by Sinem Erkas.
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Menace of the Monster: Classic Tales of Creatures from Beyond
In this compelling new collection of short stories from SF's classic age our visions of `other' are shown in a myriad of forms - beings from other worlds, corrupted lifeforms from our own planet and entities from unimaginable dimensions.
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Selected Works
Lawyer, philosopher, statesman and defender of Rome's Republic, the author was a master of eloquence, and his pure literary and oratorical style and strict sense of morality have been a powerful influence on European literature and thought for over two thousand years in matters of politics, philosophy, and faith.
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Reading Room: A Year of Literary Curiosities
This is a playful and provocative collection of 365 extracts sourced from the British Library's collections, encompassing a wide range of great works in literature, poetry, essays and letters, historical and scientific treatises along with a myriad of eclectic imagery.
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Curiosities and Splendour: An anthology of classic travel literature
A collection of classic travel writing from great authors and adventurers, including Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain, The Road to Oxiana by Robert Byron, In Morocco by Edith Wharton, The Worst Journey in the World by Apsley Cherry-Garrard and A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains by Isabella Bird.
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Penguin Book of Oulipo: Queneau, Perec, Calvino and the Adventure of Form
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Complete Works of Oscar Wilde
The Collins Complete Works of Oscar Wilde is the only truly complete and authoritative single-volume edition of Oscar Wilde's works, and is available in both hardback and this paperback edition.
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Of Gods and Men: 100 Stories from Ancient Greece and Rome
An anthology of classical literature, both non-fiction and fiction, bringing together one hundred stories from the rich diversity of the literary canon of ancient Greece and Rome.
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Elements of Style
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Midsummer Nights: Tales from the Opera:: with Kate Atkinson, Sebastian Barry, Ali Smith & more
Specially commissioned short story collection with stellar contributors, all based on the stories behind favourite operas.
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Brontes: The Complete Novels in One Sitting
All who have longed for Mr. Rochester with Jane Eyre or imagined themselves out on the moors with Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights will treasure this tiny tome, and get acquainted with other novels of the celebrated Bronte Sisters-in just one sitting.
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Measure of Malice: Scientific Detection Stories
The detectives in this collection are masters of scientific deduction, whether they are identifying the perpetrator from a single scrap of fabric, or picking out the poison from a sinister line-up. The Measure of Malice collects tales of rational thinking to prove the power of the human brain over villainous deeds.
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World of Difference: An Anthology of Short Stories from Five Continents
An international selection of 15 short stories by distinguished modern writers including Peter Carey, Zadie Smith and Bernard Malamud. Featuring the theme of 'difference', each story has something to say about cultural encounters, often arising from experiences of migration or uprooting. With biographic and photographic portraits.
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Doorway to Dilemma: Bewildering Tales of Dark Fantasy
Delving deep into the sub-genre of Dark Fantasy, fiction expert Mike Ashley has gathered an unsettling mixture of twisted tales, encounters with logic-defying creatures and nightmarish fables certain to perplex, beguile and of course, entertain.
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BBC National Short Story Award 2018
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Modern Love: Now an Amazon Prime series
The incredible true stories behind the Amazon Original series Modern Love, starring Tina Fey, Anne Hathaway and Dev Patel.
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Scarlet Traces: A War of the Worlds Anthology: A War of the Worlds Anthology
Collection of short stories set after the events of HG Wells' War of the Worlds.
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Short Stories in Japanese: New Penguin Parallel Text
Presents an introduction to contemporary Japanese fiction. Featuring many stories appearing in English, this title offers students at various levels the opportunity to enjoy a range of contemporary literature without having to constantly consult a dictionary.
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High Spirits: A Round of Drinking Stories
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Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings
Tells the story of the solitary miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who is taught the true meaning of Christmas by the three ghosts of Christmas. This title also includes: "The Story of the Goblins who Stole a Sexton", and the short story from "The Pickwick Papers" on which "A Christmas Carol" was based.
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Vinland Sagas
Contains the descriptions of North America, a bountiful land of grapes and vines, discovered by Vikings five centuries before Christopher Columbus. This title counts the Icelandic settlement of Greenland by Eirik the Red and the chance discovery by seafaring adventurers of a mysterious new land.
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American Midnight: Tales of the Dark
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Dilemma of a Ghost and Anowa 2nd Edition
Two witty and perceptive social dramas
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Portable Beat Reader
Beginning in the late 1940's, American literature discovered a four-letter word, and the word was "beat." This book collects the significant writings of the fellow members of the Beat Generation. In poetry, fiction, essays, and memoirs, it captures the triumphant rudeness, energy, and exhilaration of a movement that swept through American letters.
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Classic Victorian & Edwardian Ghost Stories
The unquiet souls of the dead, both as fictional creations and as 'real' apparitions, roam the pages of this haunting selection of ghost stories by Rex Collings.
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Moth Presents: Occasional Magic: 50 True Stories of Defying the Impossible
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O. Henry Prize Stories 2018
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Postcards to Europe: The unique must-have collection
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Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings
A selection of Edgar Allen Poe's critical writings, short fiction and poetry that demonstrates his intense interest in aesthetic issues, and the astonishing power and imagination with which he probed the darkest corners of the human mind.
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York Mystery Plays: A Selection in Modern Spelling
This volume is the only paperback to offer the main body of the plays which make up York's famous Corpus Christi cycle. The selection here emphasises the scope of the oldest and best-preserved of the English Mystery cycles, and the modern spelling, detailed notes, and general introduction make the volume particularly useful for both readers and actors.
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Penguin Book of Christmas Stories: From Hans Christian Andersen to Angela Carter
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Traces of the Great War
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Being Various: New Irish Short Stories
Featuring brand new short stories from Kevin Barry, Eimear McBride, Belinda McKeon, Lisa McInerney, Danielle McLaughlin, Stuart Neville, Sally Rooney, and Kit de Waal and many more. Ireland is going through a golden age of writing: that has never been more apparent.
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From the Depths: and Other Strange Tales of the Sea
The supernatural is set alongside the grim affairs of sailors scorned in the salt-soaked tales of this anthology, recovered from obscurity for the 21st century.
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Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened
Hilarious stories about life's mishaps from the creator of the immensely popular blog 'Hyperbole and a Half'. She tells fantastically funny, wise stories about the mishaps of her everyday life, with titles like 'Why Dogs Don't Understand Basic Concepts Like Moving' and 'The God of Cake'.
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Best-Loved Oscar Wilde
Told through his own words, this essential introduction to Oscar Wilde's extraordinary life and work is accompanied by stimulating commentary and stylish design and illustration. For new readers and devotees alike.
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Funny Ha, Ha: 80 of the Funniest Stories Ever Written
80 of the funniest stories ever written, selected and introduced by comedian and broadcaster Paul Merton.
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Travels with a Writing Brush: Classical Japanese Travel Writing from the Manyoshu to Basho
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American Supernatural Tales
Contains contributions from Edgar Allan Poe, H P Lovecraft, Shirley Jackson, Ray Bradbury, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and - of course - Stephen King.
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Letters of Note: Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience
The paperback edition of this delightful and internationally bestselling collection of letters, to coincide with the Autumn run of Letters Live
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100 Letters That Changed the World
The 100 letters collected in this beautifully illustrated book demonstrate the power of the written word to inspire, astonish and entertain. Ranging from ink-inscribed tablets vividly describing life in the Roman Empire to remarkable last wills and testaments, passionate outpourings of love and despair, and succinct notes with deadly consequences.
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Berlin Stories
Berlin, in the words of Philip Hensher, editor of this anthology, 'has always been a city of desperate modernity', both in terms of urban architecture - largely a creation of the progressive 19th century, laid waste by World War II, temporary home of the infamous Wall - and in ways of living and behaving.
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Common People: An Anthology of Working-Class Writers
A celebration of working-class voices, bringing together established and emerging writers including Kit de Waal, Malorie Blackman, Cathy Rentzenbrink, Louise Doughty and Lisa McInerney
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Kindness of Strangers: Travel Stories That Make Your Heart Grow
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Richard Jefferies: A Miscellany
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Labyrinths
A collection of short stories and essays showcasing one of Latin America's influential and imaginative writers. It was a literary spellbinder whose tales of magic, mystery and murder are shot through with deep philosophical paradoxes.
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Pocket Maya Angelou Wisdom: Inspirational quotes and wise words from a legendary icon
Known for her strong beliefs and fearless attitude, Pocket Maya Angelou Wisdom highlights some of the writer and activist's most memorable quotes. With insights on women, love and life, politics and culture, this book pays tribute to one of the world's most beloved icons.