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1 Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh (Hardback)

by John Lahr

Format: Hardback 784 pages
Published: 25/09/2014

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2 Vera Brittain and the First World War: The Story of Testament of Youth (Hardback)

by Mark Bostridge

Format: Hardback 272 pages
Published: 04/12/2014

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As the much anticipated film adaptation of Vera Brittain's First World War testimony "Testament of Youth" arrives in cinemas in... Read more

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3 The Impossible Exile: Stefan Zweig at the End of the World (Hardback)

by George Prochnik

Format: Hardback 416 pages
Published: 23/10/2014

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A moving and original examination of Austrian Jewish author Stefan Zweig's fall from world fame in the 1920s and early 1930s to exile and death... Read more

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4 Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life (Paperback)

by Hermione Lee

Format: Paperback 544 pages
Published: 06/11/2014

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Penelope Fitzgerald published her first book aged sixty. She went on to become one of the greatest of English novelists. Her remarkable life spans... Read more

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5 Behind the Mask: The Life of Vita Sackville-West (Hardback)

by Matthew Dennison

Format: Hardback 384 pages
Published: 09/10/2014

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Aristocrat, literary celebrity, 'Rose Queen', devoted wife, lesbian, recluse, iconoclast - Vita Sackville-West was many things, but she was... Read more

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6 Letters to Vera (Hardback)

by Vladimir Nabokov, Olga Voronina, Brian Boyd

Format: Hardback 864 pages
Published: 25/09/2014

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Shares author's delight at the enchantment of life's trifles and literature's treasures, and he rated her as having the best and... Read more

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7 Tove Jansson: Work and Love (Hardback)

by Tuula Karjalainen

Format: Hardback 304 pages
Published: 27/11/2014

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Tove Jansson (1914-2001) led a long, colourful and productive life, impacting significantly the political, social and cultural history of... Read more

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8 Philip Larkin: Life, Art and Love (Hardback)

by James Booth

Format: Hardback 544 pages
Published: 28/08/2014

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9 Lewis Carroll: The Man and his Circle (Hardback)

by Edward Wakeling

Format: Hardback 480 pages
Published: 30/11/2014

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This new biography of Carroll by leading international authority, Edward Wakeling, presents a fresh appraisal of the man based upon his social circle. Read more

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10 Rupert Brooke: Life, Death and Myth (Hardback)

by Nigel Jones

Format: Hardback 480 pages
Published: 06/11/2014

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A candid, sometimes shocking, biography of Rupert Brooke reveals that the very different reality behind the golden-boy facade of this English... Read more

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