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The most popular Literary reference works 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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Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms
The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms provides clear and concise definitions of even the most complex literary terms from abjection to zeugma. An essential reference tool for students of literature in any language. Recommended web links are available via a companion website.
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Quotation Bank: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
An English Literature GCSE 9-1 Study and Revision Guide, providing key quotations with accompanying interpretations, literary techniques, analysis and revision activities. No clutter. No confusion. Just the key ingredients for exam success.
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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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Gothic Science
It also looks at incarnations of the monster since the book was published and modern interpretations of the "mad scientist", as well as looking ahead to permanent bionic limbs, implants and other wonders.
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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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Book of Book Lists: A Bibliophile's Compendium
This is a book of book lists. From Bin Laden's bookshelf to the books most frequently left in hotels, from prisoners' favourite books to MPs' most borrowed books, these lists are proof that a person's bookcase tells you everything you need to know about them, and sometimes more besides.
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In Search of Lost Books: The forgotten stories of eight mythical volumes
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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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In Search of Lost Books: The forgotten stories of eight mythical volumes
"In search of lost books was first published as Storie di libri perduti in Italy 2016"--Title page verso.
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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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On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
As close to an autobiography as Stephen King has yet written and a brilliant guide for the aspiring writer, selected by both Val McDermid and Jeremy Vine as one of their top books.
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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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Shakespeare's Twelfth Night
Is Twelfth Night Shakespeare's greatest play? Stephen Booth, a leading American academic, thinks so, calling it one of the most beautiful man-made things in the world. This book shows what makes it so special
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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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Writers: Their Lives and Works
Bookworms and literature lovers will delve into this compendium full of over 100 biographies of the world's greatest writers including Jane Austen, William Shakespeare and Gabriel Garcia Marquez.<br><br> Each author, playwright and poet's profile is accompanied by a stunning portrait and a critical evaluation of their key ideas, themes and techniques.<br><br> From the Middle Ages through to contemporary writers, this book offers a captivating insight into the lives, loves and influences of a number of extraordinary writers.
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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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1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die
A fully updated edition of the essential literature reference book, featuring reviews of the bestselling and most acclaimed novels of all time, along with more than 500 colour images of original book jackets.
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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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Selling the Story: Transaction and Narrative Value in Balzac, Dostoevsky, and Zola
Every writer is a player in the marketplace for literature. Jonathan Paine locates the economics ingrained within the stories themselves, showing how the business of literature affects even storytelling devices such as genre, plot, and repetition. In this new model of criticism, the text is a record of its author's sales pitch.
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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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Atlas of Tolkien
A gorgeous four colour volume for true Tolkien fans.
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100 Books that Changed the World
A chronological survey of the world's most influential books.
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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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Quotation Bank: Lord of the Flies
Lord Of The Flies - English Literature GCSE 9-1 Study and Revision Guide, providing key quotations with accompanying interpretations, literary techniques, analysis and revision activities. No clutter. No confusion. Just the key ingredients for exam success.
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Fall at Home: New and Collected Aphorisms
Aphorisms have been described as 'the obscure hinterland between poetry and prose' (New Yorker) - short pithy statements that capture the essence of the human condition in all its shades.
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Literary Landscapes: Charting the Real-Life Settings of the World's Favourite Fiction
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Dear Fahrenheit 451: A Librarian's Love Letters and Break-Up Notes to Her Books
A librarian's laugh-out-loud funny, deeply moving collection of love letters and break-up notes to the books in her life.
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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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Dear Fahrenheit 451: A Librarian's Love Letters and Break-Up Notes to Her Books
A librarian's laugh-out-loud funny, deeply moving collection of love letters and break-up notes to the books in her life.