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From Nobel Laureate Annie Ernaux’s intimate vignettes of memory to powerful political manifestos from the likes of George Orwell and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and from stunning nature writing to captivating meditations on reading and storytelling, this is your ultimate destination for the finest essay writing across the board. Explore our selection of bestselling essays here, from evergreen classics to powerful fresh pieces from authors we love.

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Conversations on Love
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The Years
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I Feel Bad About My Neck
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A Room of One's Own
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The Cost of Living
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The White Album
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Manifesto
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Burning Questions
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Lost Cat
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Books v. Cigarettes
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The Doors of Perception
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Me Talk Pretty One Day
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The Fran Lebowitz Reader
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Notes on Grief
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What Just Happened?!
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Funny Weather
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The Good Immigrant
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Brimming with profound, unique insight and intelligence, A Memoir of My Former Self brings together Hilary Mantel’s finest non-fiction writing, ranging from film reviews to Reith lectures and from her reflections on living in Saudi Arabia to the mythic legacy of Princess Diana.
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The Making of the Modern Middle East
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The Art of Explanation
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A Memoir of My Former Self
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Normal Women
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A Heart That Works
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Rogues
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Small Fires
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Lunch with the FT
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A Day in the Life of Abed Salama
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Two Wheels Good
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I Love Russia
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The Fall
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What Went Wrong With Brexit
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Bust?
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Fly Away Paul
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Where the Hearth Is: Stories of home
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Tell Me the Truth About Love
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Our Best Political Essays

The Tipping Point
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We Should All Be Feminists
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On Tyranny
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Against Interpretation and Other Essays
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The Most of Nora Ephron
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It's Not About the Burqa
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Black British Lives Matter
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Trick Mirror
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Selected Works
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The Communist Manifesto
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Unattached
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How Do We Know We're Doing It Right?
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A Modest Proposal
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The Souls of Black Folk
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White
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East Side Voices
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The Stonewall Reader
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The Anthropocene Reviewed
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Our Best Biographical Essays

Why I Write
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Real Estate
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The Fight
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Notes on Grief
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Funny Weather
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Intimations
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Green Hills of Africa
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The Little Virtues
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Notes to Self
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And When Did You Last See Your Father?
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My Mess Is a Bit of a Life
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Of This Our Country
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On the End of the World
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Abominations
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Under the Duvet
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Openhearted
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The Crane Wife
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A Woman’s Battles and Transformations
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Our Best Nature & Travel Essays

Wanderers
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In the Garden
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Landmarks
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Small Bodies of Water
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Vesper Flights
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Journeys
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Surfacing
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The Ring of Bright Water Trilogy
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Some Thoughts on the Common Toad
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World of Wonders
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The Art of Solitude
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On Animals
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Where I Lived, and What I Lived For
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Walking in Berlin
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Figures in a Landscape
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The Science of Middle-earth
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Fen, Bog & Swamp
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Starlight Wood
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Our Best Nonvellas

Man's Search For Meaning
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The Art of War
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Seven Brief Lessons on Physics
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The Living Mountain
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Ways of Seeing
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Lessons in Stoicism
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Manifesto
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Playing to the Gallery
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Women & Power
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Why I Write
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The Madness of Grief
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Silence
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Notes on Grief
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Liberalism and Its Discontents
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The Shortest History of Democracy
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Dog Hearted
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Nina Simone's Gum
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Writers on Writing & Books on Books

On Writing
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Eliot's Book of Bookish Lists
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Ex Libris
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Dylan Thomas Omnibus
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Daemon Voices
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Dear Reader
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How to be Well Read
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Homo Irrealis
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Why We Read
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Selected Essays
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Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know
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The Amis Collection
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The View from the Cheap Seats
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What to Read Next
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This is the Canon
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Brave New Words
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Blurb Your Enthusiasm
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How to Read Now
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