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The Warden of English: The Life of H.W. Fowler
Jenny McMorris.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780198605256.  Daedalus Item Code: 43540
 
You might imagine the author of H.W. Fowler's A Dictionary of Modern English Usage—a reference still used everyday, and nicknamed simply "Fowler"—to be a bit of a fusty old librarian. Here ... (Read More)
 
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Warm Springs: Traces of a Childhood at FDR's Polio Haven
Susan Richards Shreve.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780547053837.  Daedalus Item Code: 10281
 
Just after her 11th birthday, Susan Richards Shreve was sent to the sanitarium at Warm Springs, Georgia. The polio haven, famously founded by FDR, was "a perfect setting in time and place and ... (Read More)
 
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The Warmth of the Heart Prevents Your Body from Rusting: Ageing Without Growing Old
Marie de Hennezel. Sue Dyson, trans.
Publisher: Rodale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781905744848.  Daedalus Item Code: 42888
 
The inevitable aging process does not have to condemn us to solitude, suffering, degradation, or dependency, assures psychologist and psychotherapist Marie de Hennezel. An authority on the end of ... (Read More)
 
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Warning Shadows: Home Alone with Classic Cinema
Gary Giddins.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393337921.  Daedalus Item Code: 23898
 
Exploring the evolution of film from the first moving pictures and peepshows to the digital era of DVDs and streaming video, cultural critic Gary Giddins considers how technologies have changed our ... (Read More)
 
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The Water Room: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery
Christopher Fowler.
Publisher: Bantam.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780553385557.  Daedalus Item Code: 43528
 
In their second book, following Full Dark House, octogenarian detectives John May and Arthur Bryant of London's Peculiar Crimes Unit set out to discover how an elderly recluse can drown in a ... (Read More)
 
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Watson's Choice
Gladys Mitchell.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780099548591.  Daedalus Item Code: 42025
 
Many will name Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers as grande dames of the British mystery, but those who truly love the genre tend to keep Gladys Mitchell to themselves. Mitchell, or "The Great ... (Read More)
 
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The Waves
Virginia Woolf.
Publisher: Vintage Classics.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780099478270.  Daedalus Item Code: 40359
 
The most intense and experimental of Virginia Woolf's modernist works, The Waves traces the lives of a group of friends from the extraordinary immediacy of childhood through to the detachment ... (Read More)
 
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The Way the World Works
Nicholson Baker.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781416572473.  Daedalus Item Code: 43689
 
In this collection of essays spanning 15 years, the author of Human Smoke and the National Book Critics Circle Award winner Double Fold ranges from international political controversy ... (Read More)
 
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The Way to Bee: Meditation and the Art of Beekeeping
Mark Magill.
Publisher: Lyons Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780762773657.  Daedalus Item Code: 32555
 
An avid beekeeper as well as a journalist and the author of Why Is the Buddha Smiling?, Mark Magill explores the mindful practices common to both beekeeping and meditation in this attractive ... (Read More)
 
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A Way with Murder: A Novel of Crime
R.J. Jagger.
Publisher: Pegasus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781605983639.  Daedalus Item Code: 33807
 
Bryson Wilde, investigator for hire, lives in an edgy world where the dames are dangerous, cigarettes dangle from ruby-red lips, and the nights are hotter than whiskey-soaked jazz. In this riveting ... (Read More)
 
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The Way of the Hen: Zen and the Art of Raising Chickens
Clea Danaan.
Publisher: Lyons Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780762773671.  Daedalus Item Code: 32554
 
A Reiki master who left her healing career to devote time to her family, her cats, a suburban organic garden, and "four sweet chickens," Clea Danaan here explores the rewarding, entertaining and ... (Read More)
 
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We Have the War Upon Us: The Onset of the Civil War, November 1860–April 1861
William J. Cooper.
Publisher: Knopf/BOMC.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781400042005.  Daedalus Item Code: 42215
 
Between Abraham Lincoln’s election in November 1860 and the firing on Fort Sumter in April 1861, a long tradition of political compromise broke down, and a rapid succession of events led to the Civil ... (Read More)
 
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