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The Serialist
David Gordon.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781439158487.  Daedalus Item Code: 60861
 
(Edgar Award Nominee for Best First Novel) Harry Bloch is a struggling writer who pumps out pulpy serial novels—from vampire books to detective stories—under various pseudonyms. But in David ... (Read More)
 
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Servants' Hall: A Real Life Upstairs, Downstairs Romance
Margaret Powell.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781250029294.  Daedalus Item Code: 60509
 
In this 1979 follow-up to her wildly popular memoir Below Stairs—a primary inspiration for Upstairs, Downstairs and Downton Abbey—Margaret Powell relates a true romantic story ... (Read More)
 
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Seven Mozart Librettos: A Verse Translation
J.D. McClatchy, trans.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393066098.  Daedalus Item Code: 23894
 
The editor of the Yale Review and president of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, as well as a finalist for the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, J.D. McClatchy is also a librettist with ... (Read More)
 
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The Sex Lives of Famous Lesbians
Nigel Cawthorne.
Publisher: Carlton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781853755552.  Daedalus Item Code: 61258
 
Although Queen Victoria could not believe that such things went on in 19th-century England—and therefore failed to proscribe it—lesbianism has been part of human life at least since Sappho's ... (Read More)
 
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Sex Pots: Eroticism in Ceramics
Paul Mathieu.
Publisher: A & C Black.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780713658040.  Daedalus Item Code: 61849
 
If good sex is earthy then good ceramics certainly are—both are enduring themes throughout the history of civilization, argues Canadian ceramist Paul Mathieu, who finds it inexcusable that the ... (Read More)
 
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Sex, Drugs & Rock 'n' Roll Crosswords
Brendan Emmett Quigley.
Publisher: Puzzlewright.   Format: spiral.
ISBN: 9781402772139.  Daedalus Item Code: 54548
 
These are not grandma's crosswords—unless grandma is a foul-mouthed, sex-crazed puzzle junkie. Boston musician and trailblazing crossword maker Brendan Emmett Quigley has had puzzles published in the ... (Read More)
 
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Sex, Murder, and the Meaning of Life: A Psychologist Investigates How Evolution, Cognition, and Complexity are Revolutionizing Our View of Human Nature
Douglas T. Kenrick.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780465020447.  Daedalus Item Code: 51332
 
Although our heads are full of simple, selfish biases that evolved to help our ancestors survive, modern human beings are anything but simple and selfish cavemen, argues social psychologist Douglas ... (Read More)
 
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The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of the King James Bible
Harold Bloom.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300187946.  Daedalus Item Code: 52770
 
The King James Bible stands at "the sublime summit of literature in English," sharing the honor only with Shakespeare, Harold Bloom contends in the opening pages of this illuminating literary ... (Read More)
 
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Shadows in the Night: An Aurelia Marcella Mystery I
Jane Finnis.
Publisher: Head of Zeus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781781850039.  Daedalus Item Code: 52313
 
Britannia, 91 AD. In a raw frontier province at the edge of the Roman Empire, it has been 50 years since the legions invaded, but the land still simmers with tribal tensions, especially in the north. ... (Read More)
 
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Shady Characters: Ampersands, Interrobangs and Other Typographical Curiosities
Keith Houston.
Publisher: Particular Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781846146473.  Daedalus Item Code: 52721
 
Every character we write or type is a link to the past, claims Keith Houston, and his book—which features 75 black and white illustrations—charts the lives of some of the most intriguing examples. ... (Read More)
 
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Shakespeare Basics for Grown-Ups: Everything You Need to Know About the Bard
E. Foley & B. Coates.
Publisher: Plume.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780147515360.  Daedalus Item Code: 61567
 
William Shakespeare was so prolific that even most scholars would welcome the occasional refresher course—and most of the rest of us haven't even a clue as to what a petard actually is. And so, for ... (Read More)
 
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The Shape of Water: An Inspector Montalbano Mystery
Andrea Camilleri. Stephen Sartarelli, trans.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780330492867.  Daedalus Item Code: 61015
 
The goats of Vigàta once grazed on what is still known as "the Pasture," although the trash-strewn, sirocco-swept site is now more likely to be populated with drug dealers and prostitutes. But in ... (Read More)
 
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