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1 Alan Turing: The Enigma (Paperback)

by Andrew Hodges

Format: Paperback 768 pages
Published: 05/03/1992

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Alan Turing was the extraordinary Cambridge mathematician who masterminded the cracking of the German Enigma ciphers and transformed the Second... Read more

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2 Testament of Youth: An Autobiographical Study of the Years 1900-1925 - Virago Classic Non-Fiction (Paperback)

by Shirley Williams, Vera Brittain

Format: Paperback 640 pages
Published: 20/04/1978

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* A unique record of one woman's experience of twenty-five of the most cataclysmic years in modern history - and a Virago Classic bestseller -... Read more

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3 The Surgeon of Crowthorne: A Tale of Murder,Madness and the Oxford English Dictionary (Paperback)

by Simon Winchester

Format: Paperback 224 pages
Published: 03/06/1999

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The making of the "Oxford English Dictionary" was a monumental 50 year task requiring thousands of volunteers. One of the keenest... Read more

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4 Coleridge: Early Visions (Paperback)

by Richard Holmes

Format: Paperback 432 pages
Published: 05/12/2005

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Winner of the 1989 Whitbread Prize for Book of the Year, this is the first volume of Holmes's seminal two-part examination of Samuel Taylor... Read more

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5 The Autobiography of Alice B.Toklas (Paperback)

by Gertrude Stein

Format: Paperback 272 pages
Published: 26/04/2001

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For Gertrude Stein and her wife Alice B Toklas, life in Paris was based upon the rue de Fleurus and the Saturday evenings and 'it was like a... Read more

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6 Birthday Letters (Paperback)

by Ted Hughes

Format: Paperback 208 pages
Published: 17/03/1999

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Features letters that are addressed, with just two exceptions, to Sylvia Plath, the American poet to whom the author was married. This book became... Read more

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7 If This is a Man/The Truce (Paperback)

by Primo Levi, Stuart Woolf

Format: Paperback 400 pages
Published: 01/01/1988

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Primo Levi's classic memoir of The Camps. Read more

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8 Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda: The Love Letters of F.Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald (Paperback)

by Cathy W. Barks, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jackson R. Bryer, Zelda Fitzgerald

Format: Paperback 432 pages
Published: 06/10/2003

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Through his alcoholism and her mental illness, his career highs (and lows) and her institutional confinement, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald's... Read more

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9 Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah (Paperback)

by Richard Bach

Format: Paperback 144 pages
Published: 12/03/2001

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For disillusioned writer and itinerant barnstormer Richard Bach, belief is as real as a full tank of gas and sparks firing in the cylinders ...until... Read more

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10 Burning the Days (Paperback)

by James Salter

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

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