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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 Bronte: Father of Genius
Dudley Green.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780752454450.  Daedalus Item Code: 23164
Patrick Brontë (1777–1861) was the father of novelists Anne, Charlotte, and Emily as well as their brother Branwell, yet he was also a fascinating man in his own right, says Dudley Green in this ... (Read More)
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Personal History
Katharine Graham.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780375701047.  Daedalus Item Code: 42323
(Winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Biography) This extraordinarily frank, honest, and generous book by one of America's most famous and admired women contains, as its title suggests, both ... (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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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 (1905–1994) 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 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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Queen Anne: The Politics of Passion
Anne Somerset.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307962881.  Daedalus Item Code: 54294
When she assumed the throne of England in 1702, Queen Anne had to contend with the nation's political and religious strife, as well as an ongoing war with France. In this biography by the author of ... (Read More)
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River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze
Peter Hessler.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060855024.  Daedalus Item Code: 51328
(A 2001 New York Times Notable Book and Winner of the Kiriyama Book Prize) In 1996, Peace Corp volunteer Peter Hessler—a National Book Award finalist for Oracle Bones—became an ... (Read More)
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Roughing It
Mark Twain.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781626360631.  Daedalus Item Code: 54009
First published in 1872 as a prequel of sorts to The Innocents Abroad, this second book by Mark Twain proffers the (almost) true story of the author's rollicking adventures across the frontier ... (Read More)
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Running in the Family
Michael Ondaatje.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780747599531.  Daedalus Item Code: 51394
Ten years before he penned his Booker Prize–winning novel The English Patient, Michael Ondaatje wrote this 1982 memoir of his return to his native Sri Lanka in the late 1970s—presented here in ... (Read More)
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