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The most popular Literary companions, book reviews & guides books currently available. Updated weekly.
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Penguin Book Quiz: From The Very Hungry Caterpillar to Ulysses - The Perfect Gift!
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Fierce Bad Rabbits: The Tales Behind Children's Picture Books
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Secret Life of Books: Why They Mean More Than Words
A beautiful gift book that will change the way you see books for ever
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Little Library Year: Recipes and reading to suit each season
Kate Young returns with a book about eating and reading through the seasons.
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Be More Jane: Bring out Your Inner Austen to Meet Life's Challenges
Follow the wise words of one of the world's best-loved authors to lead a happier life.
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Murakami 2020 Diary
A beautifully designed hardback diary for 2020, featuring unique artwork inspired by Haruki Murakami's works along with quotations and significant dates.
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John Ruskin: An Idiosyncratic Dictionary Encompassing his Passions, his Delusions and his Prophecies
Published to coincide withthe bi-centenary of Ruskin's birth, John Ruskin: An IdiosyncraticDictionary Encompassing his Passions, his Delusions and his Prophecies provides an accessible way into the worldof Ruskin and his writing.
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Tolkien and the Great War: The Threshold of Middle-Earth
* TOLKIEN * Now a major motion picture * Acclaimed as `the best book about Tolkien', this award-winning biography explores J.R.R. Tolkien's wartime experiences and their impact on his life and his writing of The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings.
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Monster, She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction
Weird fiction wouldn t exist without the women who created it. Meet the female authors who defied convention to craft some of literature s strangest tales. And find out why their own stories are equally intriguing.
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Handmaid's Tale: York Notes for A-level
Get everything you need to achieve your full potential at English Literature A Level or AS with York Notes Study Guides, now updated for Assessment Objectives 1 to 5.
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Jacob's Room is Full of Books: A Year of Reading
SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR - BRAND NEW HARDCOVER
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Feel Free: Essays
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Hooded Gunman: An Illustrated History of Collins Crime Club
A lavish full-colour celebration of the 2000 books by more than 250 authors published by the iconic Crime Club between 1930 and 1994.
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Sherlock Holmes
Brimming with strange and amusing facts,Sherlock Holmes from Rydon Publishing explores this timelesscharacter and the continuation of impact it has had on audiences today.
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Shelf Life: Writers on Books and Reading
The many facets of book-mania are pondered and celebrated with both sincerity and irreverence in this lively selection of essays, poems, lectures and commentaries ranging from the 16th to the 20th century.
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Golden Age of Science Fiction: A Journey into Space with 1950s Radio, TV, Films, Comics and Books
A personal account of science fiction in the 1950s and why, for the author as well as many others, the decade marked the golden age of the genre.
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Bibliophile Reader's Journal
This is the ultimate booklover's ultimate journal - illustrated by the renowned bibliophile and bestselling author Jane Mount.
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Penguin Classics Book
<p>The Penguin Classics Book is a reader's companion to the largest library of classic literature in the world.</p><p>Spanning 4,000 years from the legends of Ancient Mesopotamia to the poetry of the First World War, with Greek tragedies, Icelandic sagas, Japanese epics and much more in between, it encompasses 500 authors and 1,200 books, bringing these to life with lively descriptions, literary connections and beautiful cover designs.</p><p>Publisher: Penguin Books<br />ISBN: 9780241320853</p>
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Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books
This book tells the story of crime fiction published during the first half of the twentieth century. The diversity of this much-loved genre is breathtaking, and so much greater than many critics have suggested.
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Heroes of Tolkien
An in-depth and illustrated guide to the epic lives of Tolkien's heroes.
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Dark Powers of Tolkien
An in-depth and illustrated guide to Tolkien's dark powers.
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Chaucer's People: Everyday Lives in the Middle Ages
A fascinating exploration of the Middle Ages through the lives of Geoffrey Chaucer's pilgrims in The Canterbury Tales.
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Rooms of One's Own: 50 Places That Made Literary History
Visit the historic places where great works of literature were written
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Playing Jane Austen: Parlour Plays for Drawing-Room Performance
Playing Jane includes 7 scenes for the reader to perform, adapted from Austen's novels with accompanying stage directions and advice on the correct silks and muslins to wear, you too can learn how to play Jane.
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J.R.R. Tolkien
Brimming with strange and amusing facts, Amazing & Extraordinary Facts: J.R.R Tolkien explores all aspects of the incredible Tolkien phenomenon.
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Literary Trails: Haworth and the Bront s
A walking companion for fans of the Bronte family and the Yorkshire countryside.
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Reading Cure: How Books Restored My Appetite
A luminous memoir about recovery and how one woman discovered an appetite for food and life through reading
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Decorating a Room of One's Own:: Conversations on Interior Design with Miss Havisham, Jane Eyre, Victor Frankenstein, Elizabeth Bennet, Ishmael, and Other Literary Notables
Wickedly funny interviews with fictional literary characters about their homes and dwellings using the language of contemporary interior design reportage
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Tess of the D'Urbervilles: York Notes for A-level
Get everything you need to achieve your full potential at English Literature A Level or AS with York Notes Study Guides, now updated for Assessment Objectives 1 to 5.
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Macbeth SparkNotes Literature Guide
When an essay is due and dreaded exams loom, this book offers students what they need to succeed. It provides chapter-by-chapter analysis, explanations of key themes, motifs and symbols, a review quiz, and essay topics. It is suitable for late-night studying and paper writing.
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Doll's House: York Notes for A-level
Get everything you need to achieve your full potential at English Literature A Level or AS with York Notes Study Guides, now updated for Assessment Objectives 1 to 5.
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Andalucia: A Literary Guide for Travellers
Andalucia is the quintessence of Spain and yet, historically and culturally, it is surprisingly unlike the rest of the country.
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Reading Cure: How Books Restored My Appetite
A luminous memoir about recovery and how one woman discovered an appetite for food and life through reading
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Wuthering Heights: York Notes for A-level
Get everything you need to achieve your full potential at English Literature A Level or AS with York Notes Study Guides, now updated for Assessment Objectives 1 to 5.
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Venice: A Literary Guide for Travellers
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Lord of the Flies SparkNotes Literature Guide
When an essay is due and dreaded exams loom, this book offers students what they need to succeed. It provides chapter-by-chapter analysis, explanations of key themes, motifs and symbols, a review quiz, and essay topics. It is suitable for late-night studying and paper writing.
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Rooms of One's Own: 50 Places That Made Literary History
Visit the historic places where great works of literature were written
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J. R. R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: Boxed Set
Stunning three-volume slipcased set containing the most comprehensive in-depth companion to Tolkien's life and works ever published, including synopses of all his writings, and a Tolkien gazetteer, who's who and chronology.
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What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories
`If you find the subject of food to be both vexing and transfixing, you'll love What She Ate' Elle
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Oxford Companion to Classical Literature
A unique A-Z reference work of over 3,100 entries spanning the length and breadth of classical literature. It ranges from detailed biographies of authors, overviews of myths and legends, and explanations of literary styles, to topical entries on the wider aspects of classical society, and on the literary works that shed light on them.
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London: An Illustrated Literary Companion
A fascinating literary overview of London through the centuries.
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Britain by the Book: A Curious Tour of Our Literary Landscape
A fascinating literary tour of Britain from the author of The Secret Library
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That Third Guy: A Comedy from the Stalinist 1930s with Essays on Theater
This collection of theatre writings by the Russian modernist Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky brings his powerful, wildly imaginative vision of theatre to an English-language audience for the first time. The centerpiece is his play That Third Guy (1937), a farce written at the onset of the Stalinist Terror and never performed.
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Steampunk FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the World of Goggles Airships and Time Travel
STEAMPUNK FAQ
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Book Lust To Go
Offers recommended reading for more than 120 destinations around the globe. With stops from Texas to Timbuktu, it connects the best fiction and nonfiction to particular destinations, whether your bags are packed or your armchair is calling.
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Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them
A witty, brilliant treatise on reading Russian literature
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Lost Transmissions: The Secret History of Science Fiction and Fantasy
Lost Transmissions is a rich trove of forgotten and unknown, imagined-but-never-finished, and under-appreciated but influential works from those imaginative genres, as well as little-known information about well-known properties. Featuring more than 150 photos, this insightful volume will become the bible of science fiction and fantasy's most interesting and least-known chapters.
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Feel Free: Essays
AS HEARD ON BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK<br> <br> The one and only Zadie Smith, prize-winning, bestselling author of Swing Time and White Teeth, is back with a second unmissable collection of essays<br> <br> No subject is too fringe or too mainstream for the unstoppable Zadie Smith. From social media to the environment, from Jay-Z to Karl Ove Knausgaard, she has boundless curiosity and the boundless wit to match. In Feel Free, pop culture, high culture, social change and political debate all get the Zadie Smith treatment, dissected with razor-sharp intellect, set brilliantly against the context of the utterly contemporary, and considered with a deep humanity and compassion.<br> <br> This electrifying new collection showcases its author as a true literary powerhouse, demonstrating once again her credentials as an essential voice of her generation.
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Charleston Farmhouse: A Photographic Recollection of the Home of the Bloomsbury in Sussex
Never-published-before atmospheric photographs of Charleston House taken just after Duncan Grant died, and before the farmhouse was restored and opened to the public. A rare glimpse into the world of the Bloomsbury set.
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Girl With Dove: A Life Built by Books