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Essays Two

Essays Two

Lydia Davis

Lydia Davis returns with a timeless collection of essays on literature and language.

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In the Margins: On the Pleasures of Reading and Writing

In the Margins: On the Pleasures of Reading and Writing

Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein

Reflections on reading and writing from the author of My Brilliant Friend.

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The Novel Project: A Step-by-Step Guide to Your Novel, Memoir or Biography

The Novel Project: A Step-by-Step Guide to Your Novel, Memoir or Biography

Graeme Simsion

The no-drama novel writing method behind Graeme Simsion's global bestsellers

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 Read reviewThe Dictionary of Lost Words

The Dictionary of Lost Words

Pip Williams

In 1901, the word 'Bondmaid' was discovered missing from the Oxford English Dictionary. This is the story of the girl who stole it. 

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Portable Magic: A History of Books and their Readers

Portable Magic: A History of Books and their Readers

Emma Smith

An effervescent and excitingly revisionist history of bibliophilia, from a globally respected Shakespeare scholar

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 Read reviewMonogamy

Monogamy

Sue Miller

Graham and Annie are a golden couple, and have been married for nearly thirty years. So when Graham suddenly dies, Annie becomes lost. But when she discovers that Graham had been unfaithful to her, she spirals into darkness.

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The Bookseller's Tale

The Bookseller’s Tale

Martin Latham

This is the curious story of our long love affair with books. Whether comfort reads or cult novels, we carry them with us, inhale the smell of their pages, scrawl in their margins, and protect them from book thieves and bathwater....

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The Lost Spells

The Lost Spells

Robert Macfarlane, Jackie Morris

Kindred in spirit to The Lost Words but new in form, The Lost Spells is a pocket-sized treasure, a new collection of 'spells' - acrostic poetry and artwork - by beloved creative duo Robert Macfarlane and Jackie...

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Do You Read Me?

Do You Read Me?

Marianne Julia Strauss

Lose yourself in the pages of this showcase of some of the most beautiful, innovative, and successful bookshops around the world.    

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 Read reviewThe Details: On Love, Death and Reading

The Details: On Love, Death and Reading

Tegan Bennett Daylight

A long and intimate relationship with reading has taught acclaimed writer Tegan Bennett Daylight that - in life as in books - the delight is in the details. 

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The Madman's Library

The Madman’s Library

Edward Brooke-Hitching

A stunning new volume from Edward Brooke-Hitching, revealing some of the strangest books ever written and produced.

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The Midnight Library

The Midnight Library

Matt Haig

The touching, funny and heartwarming new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of How to Stop Time and Reasons to Stay Alive

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The Gifts of Reading

The Gifts of Reading

Robert Macfarlane, Jennie Orchard

Published to coincide with the 20th anniversary of global literacy non-profit, Room to Read, The Gifts of Reading forms inspiring, unforgettable, irresistible proof of the power and necessity of books and reading. ...

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The Library: A World History

The Library: A World History

James W P Campbell, Will Pryce

The definitive worldwide architectural history of the library, with spectacular original photography by one of the finest architectural photographers at work today.

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On Beverley Farmer: Writers on Writers

On Beverley Farmer: Writers on Writers

Josephine Rowe

Beverley Farmer's writing reflects on restlessness, desire and homecoming. In this brilliantly acute essay, fellow novelist and short-story writer Josephine Rowe finds a kindred spirit and argues for a celebration and reclamation...

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Great Diaries

Great Diaries

DK, Kate Williams

Travel back in time and witness both everyday life and great moments in history in this fascinating compilation of diaries through the ages.   

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 Read reviewThe Bookshop of the Broken Hearted

The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted

Robert Hillman

A gorgeously written, tender, and wise novel about love and forgiveness in 1960s Australia, in which a lonely farmer finds his life turned upside down by the arrival of a vibrant librarian.

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows

Gloriously honest, enchanting and funny, this is a moving tale of post-war friendship, love and books, a captivating and completely irresistible novel of enormous depth and heart.

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Death Sentence: The Decay of Public Language

Death Sentence: The Decay of Public Language

Don Watson

Part diatribe, part cool reflection on the state of Australia's public language, Don Watson's Death Sentence is scathing, funny and brilliant. 

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Books that Saved My Life: Reading for Wisdom, Solace and Pleasure

Books that Saved My Life: Reading for Wisdom, Solace and Pleasure

Michael McGirr

A profound, funny and uplifting collection of reminiscences about a life in books, now available in a smaller, competitively priced format.

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The Library Book

The Library Book

Susan Orlean

The bestselling author of Rin Tin Tin and The Orchid Thief reopens the unsolved mystery of one of the most catastrophic library fires in history and delivers a dazzling love letter to a beloved institution - our libraries.

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Raising Readers: How to Nurture a Child's Love of Books

Raising Readers: How to Nurture a Child’s Love of Books

Megan Daley

When can you start reading to your child? How do you find that special book to inspire a reluctant reader? How can you tell if a book is age appropriate? What can you do to keep your tween reading into their adolescent years?...

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The Writer's Map: An Atlas of Imaginary Lands

The Writer’s Map: An Atlas of Imaginary Lands

Huw Lewis-Jones

A team of distinguished and internationally acclaimed writers and illustrators share their personal insights into the maps they love, the maps they use and the maps that set them dreaming.

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