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P.G. Wodehouse: A Life in Letters
P.G. Wodehouse. Sophie Ratcliffe, ed.
Publisher: Arrow.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780099514794.  Daedalus Item Code: 52406
 
One of the funniest and most admired writers of the 20th century, the creator of Jeeves & Wooster, Psmith, and the Empress of Blandings, P.G. Wodehouse was in life a quiet, retiring man who shied ... (Read More)
 
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Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure
Artemis Cooper.
Publisher: John Murray.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780719554490.  Daedalus Item Code: 70124
 
In the 1930s, Patrick Leigh Fermor (1915–2011) walked from Holland to Constantinople, a feat he later immortalized in such classics of travel writing as The Time of Gifts and The Broken ... (Read More)
 
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Philomena: The Poignant True Story of a Mother and the Son She Had to Give Away (Movie Tie-In Edition)
Martin Sixsmith. Judi Dench, foreword.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781447245223.  Daedalus Item Code: 52842
 
As a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee became pregnant and was sent to a convent as a "fallen woman." For three years after her son Anthony was born she cared for him there, until the Church ... (Read More)
 
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The Picshuas of H.G. Wells: A Burlesque Diary
Gene K. Rinkel & Margaret E. Rinkel.
Publisher: Illinois.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780252030451.  Daedalus Item Code: 50098
 
Though he was a literary lion who published more than a hundred books—including the science fiction classics The War of the Worlds and The Time Machine—H.G. Wells (1866–1946) also loved ... (Read More)
 
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The Play of the Eyes
Elias Canetti.
Publisher: Granta.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781847083555.  Daedalus Item Code: 53089
 
This third memoir from Nobel Prize winner Elias Canetti (1905–94) is set in Vienna between 1931 and 1937, years when Hitler's rise to power—already clear to anyone with eyes to see—was approaching ... (Read More)
 
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Pleasure Bound: Victorian Sex Rebels and the New Eroticism
Deborah Lutz.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393068320.  Daedalus Item Code: 23891
 
In her smart, provocative account of the erotic undercurrent beneath the surface of Victorian London, Deborah Lutz reveals a daring group of artists and thinkers who defied propriety to explore their ... (Read More)
 
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Poems That Make Grown Women Cry: 100 Women on the Words that Move Them
Anthony Holden & Ben Holden, eds.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781501121852.  Daedalus Item Code: 70621
 
In this follow-up to their anthology Poems That Make Grown Men Cry, Anthony and Ben Holden, working with Amnesty International, have asked the same revealing question of 100 remarkable women ... (Read More)
 
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The Poets' Daughters: Dora Wordsworth and Sara Coleridge
Katie Waldegrave.
Publisher: Windmill Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780099537342.  Daedalus Item Code: 62965
 
Dora Wordsworth and Sara Coleridge were lifelong friends. They were also the daughters of poetic geniuses and best friends William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who ushered in Romanticism ... (Read More)
 
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Portrait of the Writer: Literary Lives in Focus
Goffredo Fofi, foreword.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780500517178.  Daedalus Item Code: 63160
 
There's something about a good author photo that seems to give us extra insight into their works, as if the look in their eyes somehow explains their view on the world. This album profiles 250 of the ... (Read More)
 
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The Public Library: A Photographic Essay
Robert Dawson. Bill Moyers, foreword. Ann Patchett, afterword.
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781616892173.  Daedalus Item Code: 70617
 
We can virtually guarantee that flipping through this book will kindle a yen to visit your favorite reading room. Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize winner Robert Dawson has crisscrossed the United ... (Read More)
 
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Rainbow in the Cloud: The Wisdom and Spirit of Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780812996456.  Daedalus Item Code: 71055
 
In this collection of sage advice, humorous quips, and pointed observations, published in the last year of her life, Maya Angelou's spirit endures. These are resonant and rewarding quotes from the ... (Read More)
 
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The Rambler's Countryside Companion: A Collection of Unusual and Interesting Facts from Relics of the Past to Countryside Oddments, Curios, Customs, and Wisdom
E. Mansell.
Publisher: Bounty Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780753719749.  Daedalus Item Code: 40740
 
"Years ago, I was asked by a member of a Rambling Club to which I belonged, what was the meaning of the word Lychgate. Not being able to give an explanation, I took the first opportunity of looking ... (Read More)
 
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