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1 The Mighty Dead: Why Homer Matters (Hardback)

by Adam Nicolson

Format: Hardback 336 pages
Published: 22/05/2014

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Where does Homer come from? And why does Homer matter? His epic poems of war and suffering can still speak to us of the role of destiny in life, of... Read more

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2 Reading Dante: From Here to Eternity (Hardback)

by Prue Shaw

Format: Hardback 352 pages
Published: 29/04/2014

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The best and most eloquent introduction to Dante for our time. Read more

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3 The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book (Hardback)

by Peter Finn, Petra Couvee

Format: Hardback 368 pages
Published: 19/06/2014

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1956. Boris Pasternak presses a manuscript into the hands of an Italian publishing scout with these words: 'This is Doctor Zhivago. May it make... Read more

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4 Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision (Paperback)

by Frances Spalding

Format: Paperback 192 pages
Published: 10/07/2014

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Virginia Woolfs many novels, notably Night and Day (1919), Mrs Dalloway (1925), and The Waves (1931), transformed ideas about structure, plot and... Read more

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5 Land's Edge: A Coastal Memoir (Paperback)

by Tim Winton

Format: Paperback 128 pages
Published: 22/05/2014

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Tim Winton's homage to the ocean and his childhood is a magnificent celebration of life at its limits Read more

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6 Jane Austen's Country Life (Hardback)

by Deirdre Le Faye

Format: Hardback 272 pages
Published: 05/06/2014

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In this richly illustrated book, Deirdre Le Faye explores and evokes country life in Jane Austen's day, offering new perspectives on her life... Read more

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7 How to be Well Read: A Guide to 500 Great Novels and a Handful of Literary Curiosities (Hardback)

by John Sutherland

Format: Hardback 528 pages
Published: 08/05/2014

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Includes imposing Victorian novels, entertaining contemporary thrillers and everything in between, from dystopian works to romance. This title shows... Read more

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8 The Trip to Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking (Paperback)

by Olivia Laing

Format: Paperback 352 pages
Published: 15/05/2014

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Why were so many authors of the greatest works of literature consumed by alcoholism? This book takes a journey across America, examining the links... Read more

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9 Wilkie Collins: A Life of Sensation (Paperback)

by Andrew Lycett

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

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A biography that brings to life one of England's greatest writers against the backdrop of Victorian London and all its complexities. Read more

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10 Horace and Me: Life Lessons from an Ancient Poet (Paperback)

by Harry Eyres

Format: Paperback 256 pages
Published: 17/07/2014

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