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The Stories of Jane Gardam
Jane Gardam.
Publisher: Europa Editions.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781609451998.  Daedalus Item Code: 49689
 
Best known in this country for her Old Filth trilogy of novels, and the only author to twice win the Whitbread Award, Jane Gardam is also a master of the short form; her collections have won the ... (Read More)
 
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The Story of Astronomy: From Babylonian Stargazers to the Search for the Big Bang
Peter Aughton.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780857385987.  Daedalus Item Code: 34432
 
From the ancient origins of astronomy to the Copernican revolution, and from Galileo to Stephen Hawking's research into black holes, the author of The Transit of Venus charts the discoveries ... (Read More)
 
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The Story of English in 100 Words
David Crystal.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781250003461.  Daedalus Item Code: 43015
 
In this entertaining history of the world's most ubiquitous language, David Crystal draws on a hundred words that illustrate the huge variety of sources, influences, and events that have helped to ... (Read More)
 
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The Story of Philosophy: A History of Western Thought
James Garvey & Jeremy Stangroom.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780877532.  Daedalus Item Code: 42375
 
It is a story with plot twists, accidental discoveries, and disastrous love affairs, and its characters are monks, madmen, and vagabonds. A novel by Charles Dickens or Victor Hugo? No—the story of ... (Read More)
 
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The Story of the Ring: Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen
Retold by Michael Birkett. Elizabeth Bury, illus. Peter Hall, foreword.
Publisher: Oberon.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781840029383.  Daedalus Item Code: 41190
 
The son of the 1st Baron Birkett (an important member of the board of judges at the Nuremberg trials and one of the British Parliament's great orators), Michael Birkett, 2nd Baron Birkett, had a ... (Read More)
 
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The Storyteller
Jodi Picoult.
Publisher: Washington Square.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781439102770.  Daedalus Item Code: 42153
 
Sage Singer works through the night baking the next day's breads and pastries, seeking solace from loneliness, bad memories, and the loss of her mother, in this stunning 20th novel by Jodi Picoult, ... (Read More)
 
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Straight on Till Morning: The Life of Beryl Markham
Mary S. Lovell.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393339154.  Daedalus Item Code: 41485
 
Born in England and raised in Kenya, Beryl Markham was a notorious beauty who trained racehorses and had scandalous affairs, though today she is most remembered for her pioneering nonstop flight from ... (Read More)
 
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The Street Philosopher and the Holy Fool: A Syrian Journey
Marius Kociejowski.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780750938075.  Daedalus Item Code: 23175
 
Offering an unexpected face of Syria, this unusual book describes an ancient land that has not always been a dangerous and chaotic destination. Ontario-born poet Marius Kociejowski made five journeys ... (Read More)
 
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Style & Circumstance: The Gentleperson's Guide to Good Grammar
Phineas J. Caruthers.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781440530623.  Daedalus Item Code: 33061
 
Stressed over syntax? Unsure about noun/verb agreement? Afraid to commit a grammatical faux pas? Fear not, dear reader; in this book you have the perfect guide to proper grammar and style. With ... (Read More)
 
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Subliminal: The Revolution of the New Unconscious and What it Teaches Us about Ourselves
Leonard Mlodinow.
Publisher: Allen Lane.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781846145964.  Daedalus Item Code: 43172
 
Your preference in politicians, the amount you tip the waiter, family relationships—all of our judgments and perceptions—reflect the workings of our mind on two levels, the conscious, of which we are ... (Read More)
 
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Such a Long Journey
Rohinton Mistry.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571245888.  Daedalus Item Code: 32687
 
(Winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Governor General's Award, and a finalist for the Booker Prize) Rohinton Mistry's 1991 debut is the story of Gustard Noble, a hard-working ... (Read More)
 
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Sue MacDonald Had a Book
Jim Tobin. Dave Coverly, illus.
Publisher: Henry Holt/BOMC.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9780805087666.  Daedalus Item Code: 31636
 
What would you do if a bunch of letters jumped right off the page while you were reading a book? Run after them, of course. Especially if they're vowels—you'll need those! With a familiar tune set to ... (Read More)
 
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