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1 The Road to Middlemarch: My Life with George Eliot (Paperback)

by Rebecca Mead

Format: Paperback 304 pages
Published: 09/10/2014

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A celebration of George Eliot's life, work and greatest novel, exploring through a mixture of literary biography, deep reading and personal... Read more

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2 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Paperback)

by Maya Angelou

Format: Paperback 320 pages
Published: 26/01/1984

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* One of America's most important classics, the first and best loved volume of Maya Angelou's bestselling six-volume autobiography is... Read more

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3 The Literary Churchill: Author, Reader, Actor (Hardback)

by Jonathan Rose

Format: Hardback 528 pages
Published: 01/04/2014

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A transformative portrait of Churchill, whose love of history, theater, and reading was inextricably linked to his life as a statesman Read more

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4 Burning the Days (Paperback)

by James Salter

Format: Paperback 400 pages
Published: 02/03/2007

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An unforgettable book of passion, ambition, and what it means to become a writer Read more

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5 Thomas Hardy: The Time-torn Man (Paperback)

by Claire Tomalin

Format: Paperback 512 pages
Published: 21/06/2012

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Paradox ruled Thomas Hardy's life. His birth was almost his death; he became one of the great Victorian novelists and reinvented himself as one... Read more

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6 Jane Austen: A Life (Paperback)

by Claire Tomalin

Format: Paperback 400 pages
Published: 21/06/2012

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A title that involves us so deeply that Austen's final illness and death come almost as a personal tragedy to the reader. It presents Austen as... Read more

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7 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare (Paperback)

by James Shapiro

Format: Paperback 464 pages
Published: 06/04/2006

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Presents the history of Shakespeare, following him through a single year that changed not only his fortunes, but the course of literature. In this... Read more

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8 Charles Dickens: A Life (Paperback)

by Claire Tomalin

Format: Paperback 576 pages
Published: 21/06/2012

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Charles Dickens was a phenomenon: a hardworking journalist, the father of ten children, a tireless walker and traveller, a supporter of liberal... Read more

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9 Updike (Hardback)

by Adam Begley

Format: Hardback 558 pages
Published: 24/04/2014

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10 Wilkie Collins: A Life of Sensation (Paperback)

by Andrew Lycett

Format: Paperback 544 pages
Published: 10/04/2014

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Tells the definitive biography of Wilkie Collins: the Victorian novelist, playwright, author of The Moonstone and The Woman in White, who lived a... Read more

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