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The Queen's English: An A to Zed Guide To Distinctively British Words
C.J. Moore.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781606523254.  Daedalus Item Code: 40655
 
One need never be flummoxed again. From "chips" and "crumbs" to "spending a penny," here is an indispensable guide to surviving and thriving in the tricky byways of the English language as 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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Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles: The Authorized Adaptation
Ray Bradbury. Dennis Calero, illus.
Publisher: Hill & Wang.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780809080458.  Daedalus Item Code: 40548
 
Before he gave us such iconic works as Fahrenheit 451 and Something Wicked This Way Comes, Ray Bradbury became a novelist in 1950 with The Martian Chronicles, a series of ... (Read More)
 
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Raymond Carver: A Writer's Life
Carol Sklenicka.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780743262453.  Daedalus Item Code: 33213
 
(One of the New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of 2009) The Times of London called Raymond Carver "the American Chekhov." Carver thought of himself as "a lucky man" ... (Read More)
 
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Reading My Father: A Memoir
Alexandra Styron.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781416591795.  Daedalus Item Code: 23182
 
In his own memoir Darkness Visible, Pulitzer Prize winner William Styron searingly chronicled his battle with deep depression. Here his youngest daughter Alexandra, herself a novelist, ... (Read More)
 
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The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We Shared
Alice Ozma.
Publisher: Grand Central.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780446583787.  Daedalus Item Code: 36303
 
When Alice Ozma was in 4th grade, she and her father decided to see if he could read aloud to her for 100 consecutive nights. On the 100th night, they shared pancakes to celebrate, but it soon became ... (Read More)
 
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The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things
Paula Byrne.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780007479764.  Daedalus Item Code: 41307
 
Who was the real Jane Austen—a retiring spinster who confined her novels to the small canvas of village life, or a strong-minded woman who took the bold decision to remain unmarried and fashion ... (Read More)
 
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Reporting: Writings from The New Yorker
David Remnick.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780330443999.  Daedalus Item Code: 32337
 
Longtime New Yorker reporter David Remnick here collects the cream of his in-depth stories from the magazine over 15 years, particularly on Russian and Jewish subjects, including Vladimir ... (Read More)
 
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Richard Lederer's Literary Trivia
Richard Lederer. Barry Blitt, illus.
Publisher: Gibbs Smith.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781423602118.  Daedalus Item Code: 40004
 
What fictional detective survived an attempted murder by his creator? Which American poet read one of his poems at John F. Kennedy's inauguration? By what name does the world better know Southern ... (Read More)
 
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Rotten Reviews Redux: A Literary Companion
Bill Henderson, ed.
Publisher: Pushcart.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781888889680.  Daedalus Item Code: 30919
 
A quarter century ago Pushcart Press took aim at laughable reviews that had trashed literary masterpieces through the centuries, quoting some 175 attacks in a little book that itself became a ... (Read More)
 
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Salinger: The Official Book of the Acclaimed Documentary Film
David Shields & Shane Salerno.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781476744834.  Daedalus Item Code: 41459
 
A companion volume to Shane Salerno's 2013 documentary of the same name, featured on PBS's American Masters series, this oral biography tells the story of the famously reclusive author of ... (Read More)
 
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Samuel Johnson: The Struggle
Jeffrey Meyers.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780465045716.  Daedalus Item Code: 32993
 
Ford Madox Ford declared him to be "the most tragic of all our major literary figures." Blessed with a formidable intellect and a burning passion for ideas, Samuel Johnson (1709–1784) also struggled ... (Read More)
 
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