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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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Pity for the Guy: A Biography of Guy Fawkes
John Paul Davis.
Publisher: Peter Owen.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780720613490.  Daedalus Item Code: 52427
 
The author of Robin Hood: The Unknown Templar returns here with a detailed portrait of the infamous figure behind the 1605 Gunpowder Plot. For hundreds of years Guy Fawkes has been portrayed ... (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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Playships of the World: The Naval Diaries of Admiral Dan Gallery, 1920–1924
Dan Gallery. Robert Shenk, ed.
Publisher: South Carolina.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781570037221.  Daedalus Item Code: 41791
 
After touring the USS Pittsburgh off the French Riviera in 1926, James Thurber described it as the "Playship of the World." Dan Gallery, who would later be famous for capturing the German ... (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 Profligate Son: Or, a True Story of Family Conflict, Fashionable Vice, and Financial Ruin in Regency England
Nicola Phillips.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199687534.  Daedalus Item Code: 51808
 
In early 19th-century England, charming young William Jackson racks up enormous debts as he attempts to keep up with his wealthy friends. Drawing heavily upon a detailed dossier compiled by Jackson's ... (Read More)
 
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The Railway Man: A POW's Searing Account of War, Brutality, and Forgiveness
Eric Lomax.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393344073.  Daedalus Item Code: 62327
 
A remarkable memoir of forgiveness and courage—and inspiration for a major motion picture starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman—this is the story of Eric Lomax, captured by the Japanese in World War ... (Read More)
 
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The Rare and the Beautiful: How the Garman Sisters Captured the Heart of Bohemian London
Cressida Connolly.
Publisher: Ecco.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060936716.  Daedalus Item Code: 60585
 
Much like the Mitfords, the beautiful, flamboyant, and headstrong Garman sisters took center stage in Bohemian London during the first half of the 20th century, from Kathleen, who carried on a ... (Read More)
 
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The Receptionist: An Education at The New Yorker
Janet Groth.
Publisher: Algonquin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781616203061.  Daedalus Item Code: 62649
 
In 1957, 19-year-old Iowa native Janet Groth landed a job working at The New Yorker's reception desk; she didn’t expect to stay long, but stay she did, and for 21 years she had the best seat ... (Read More)
 
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Respect: The Life of Aretha Franklin
David Ritz.
Publisher: Little, Brown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780316196833.  Daedalus Item Code: 61656
 
(One of Rolling Stone's 10 Best Music Books of 2014) The golden daughter of a progressive and promiscuous Baptist preacher, Aretha Franklin was a gospel prodigy, as David Ritz tells us ... (Read More)
 
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Saints: Men and Women of Exceptional Faith
Jacques Duquesne.
Publisher: Flammarion.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9782080201348.  Daedalus Item Code: 53024
 
This beautifully illustrated exploration of the evolving role of saints and sainthood in the Christian church recounts the lives of these influential figures from the Old Testament to the present ... (Read More)
 
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