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Under My Skin: Volume One of My Autobiography, to 1949
Doris Lessing.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060926649.  Daedalus Item Code: 42990
 
"I was born with skins too few. Or they were scrubbed off me by ... robust and efficient hands." The experiences absorbed through these "skins too few" are evoked in this first memoir by Nobel ... (Read More)
 
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Under the Sun: The Letters of Bruce Chatwin
Bruce Chatwin. Elizabeth Chatwin & Nicholas Shakespeare, eds.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670022465.  Daedalus Item Code: 31232
 
The author of such brilliant travel-themed works as In Patagonia and The Songlines, Bruce Chatwin was a nomad whose restless desire for adventure and enlightenment was wholly evident in ... (Read More)
 
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The Unexpected Evolution of Language: Discover the Surprising Etymology of Everyday Words
Justin Cord Hayes.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440542787.  Daedalus Item Code: 33064
 
You could call this book awful and the author wouldn't even mind. In fact, as Justin Cord Hayes tells us, "awful" once meant something worthy of respect or fear, inspiring awe, just as "bully" was ... (Read More)
 
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The Unfaithful Queen: A Novel of Henry VIII's Fifth Wife
Carolly Erickson.
Publisher: St. Martin's/BOMC.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780312596910.  Daedalus Item Code: 42170
 
During the turbulent late reign of Henry VIII, high-spirited Catherine Howard catches the king's eye—but not before she has been the sensual plaything of at least three other men, in this novel by ... (Read More)
 
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Unholy Awakening
Michael Gregorio.
Publisher: Minotaur.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780312625023.  Daedalus Item Code: 20635
 
A woman's body has been found at the bottom of a well, in this fourth historical mystery starring Hanno Stiffeniis, a magistrate in Napoleonic Prussia—but what is most startling is her death wound: ... (Read More)
 
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Unknown Soldiers: The American Expeditionary Forces in Memory & Remembrance
Mark A. Snell, ed.
Publisher: Kent State.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780873389402.  Daedalus Item Code: 42667
 
This anthology of essays surveys how Americans have remembered, commemorated, and interpreted the history of World War I's AEF (American Expeditionary Forces) and its soldiers, shedding light on how ... (Read More)
 
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Unlikely Loves: 43 Heartwarming True Stories from the Animal Kingdom
Jennifer S. Holland.
Publisher: Workman.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780761174424.  Daedalus Item Code: 38982
 
In this delightful sequel to her wildly popular Unlikely Friendships, Jennifer Holland presents 43 new portraits of animals who are bonded—in friendship, guardianship, or even as mates—to ... (Read More)
 
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Unpacking the Boxes: A Memoir of a Life in Poetry
Donald Hall.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780547247946.  Daedalus Item Code: 34134
 
"Most memoirs begin with a birth, but [Donald] Hall's starts with another sort of becoming: 'At fourteen I decided to spend my life writing poetry, which is what I have done.' Soon Hall moves from ... (Read More)
 
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Unsinkable: A Memoir
Debbie Reynolds & Dorian Hannaway.
Publisher: William Morrow.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062213655.  Daedalus Item Code: 42758
 
In the closing pages of her 1988 autobiography Debbie: My Life, iconic actress and Hollywood memorabilia collector Debbie Reynolds wrote about finding her "brave, loyal, and loving" new ... (Read More)
 
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Victoria & Albert Museum Flocked Boxed Notecards: 8 Notecards with Envelopes

Publisher: Libretto Group.   Format: notecards.
Daedalus Item Code: 46623
 
Based on 20th-century floral textiles in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, these unusual greeting cards feature velvety flocked details. The 4 1/4 x 6–inch cards are ... (Read More)
 
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Victoria & Albert Museum Patchword Boxed Notecards: 8 Die-cut Cards with Envelopes

Publisher: Libretto Group.   Format: notecards.
Daedalus Item Code: 46624
 
These unusual correspondence cards are flat like postcards, yet with charming pinked edges that require them to be mailed in an envelope. The eight subjects—2 each of 4 designs—are based on swatches ... (Read More)
 
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Victoria & Albert Museum Set of 2 A5 Notebooks: 1 Ruled, 1 Blank, Each with 80 pages

Publisher: Libretto Group.   Format: journal.
Daedalus Item Code: 46618
 
Easy to tote, at just 5 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches closed, and also easy on the fingers, with soft flocked details, this attractive set of notebooks features endpapers and heavy paper covers decorated with ... (Read More)
 
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