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Servants' Hall: A Real Life Upstairs, Downstairs Romance
Margaret Powell.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781250029294.  Daedalus Item Code: 60509
 
In this 1979 follow-up to her wildly popular memoir Below Stairs—a primary inspiration for Upstairs, Downstairs and Downton Abbey—Margaret Powell relates a true romantic story ... (Read More)
 
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Speak, Nabokov
Michael Maar. Ross Benjamin, trans.
Publisher: Verso.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781844674374.  Daedalus Item Code: 32058
 
On the eve of the posthumous publication of Vladimir Nabokov's unfinished novel The Original of Laura, Nabokov scholar Michael Maar penned this follow-up to his brilliant critical study The ... (Read More)
 
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Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own
Kate Bolick.
Publisher: Crown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385347136.  Daedalus Item Code: 59378
 
"Whom to marry, and when will it happen—these two questions define every woman's existence." So begins this revelatory and slyly erudite look at the pleasures and possibilities of staying single, ... (Read More)
 
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The Spy Who Loved: The Secrets and Lives of One of Britain's Bravest Wartime Heroines
Clare Mulley.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781447201182.  Daedalus Item Code: 61281
 
In June 1952, a woman was murdered by an obsessed colleague in a hotel in the South Kensington district of London. Her death certificate accurately indicated that she died from a stab wound to her ... (Read More)
 
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Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys?
Billy Crystal.
Publisher: Henry Holt.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780805098204.  Daedalus Item Code: 38931
 
Just like 77 million of his fellow baby boomers, Billy Crystal is turning 65—and he’s not happy about it. With his trademark wit and warmth, he outlines the absurdities and challenges that come with ... (Read More)
 
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Strindberg: A Life
Sue Prideaux.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300136937.  Daedalus Item Code: 51994
 
(Winner of the 2012 Duff Cooper Prize and a finalist for the Samuel Johnson Prize) The author of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize winner Edvard Munch: Behind the Scream here gives us ... (Read More)
 
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Surgeon in Blue: Jonathan Letterman, the Civil War Doctor Who Pioneered Battlefield Care
Scott McGaugh.
Publisher: Arcade.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781611458398.  Daedalus Item Code: 60769
 
The author of Battlefield Angels, Scott McGaugh here profiles a remarkable if little-heralded figure of the Civil War, but one who would have been well-known to the doctors and nurses depicted ... (Read More)
 
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Survivor: Auschwitz, the Death March and My Fight for Freedom
Sam Pivnik.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781250029522.  Daedalus Item Code: 62064
 
The ultimate survivor, Sam Pivnik should have been killed 14 times over, but luck, strength, and a determination not to give up all played a part in his living to tell this extraordinary story. ... (Read More)
 
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Sydney and Violet: Their Life with T.S. Eliot, Proust, Joyce and the Excruciatingly Irascible Wyndham Lewis
Stephen Klaidman.
Publisher: Nan A. Talese.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385534093.  Daedalus Item Code: 53395
 
Even the most brilliant writer is nothing without the right reader. To many of the most creative minds in pre–World War II Britain, those readers included Sydney and Violet Schiff. Sydney, himself a ... (Read More)
 
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The Tastemaker: Carl van Vechten and the Birth of Modern America
Edward White.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374201579.  Daedalus Item Code: 54557
 
One of the early 20th century's most influential cultural impresarios, Carl Van Vechten was a patron and dealmaker of the Harlem Renaissance, a photographer who captured the era's icons, and a ... (Read More)
 
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Telling Times: Writing and Living, 1954–2008
Nadine Gordimer.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393066289.  Daedalus Item Code: 23896
 
"Ours is the most solitary of occupations; the only comparison I can think of is keeper of a lighthouse. But the analogy mustn't go too far," insisted the late Nobel Prize winner Nadine Gordimer. "We ... (Read More)
 
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The Tender Hour of Twilight: Paris in the '50s, New York in the '60s: A Memoir of Publishing's Golden Age
Richard Seaver. Jeanette Seaver, ed. James Salter, intro.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374273781.  Daedalus Item Code: 40254
 
From Samuel Beckett to William S. Burroughs, from The Story of O to The Autobiography of Malcolm X, this memoir by iconic editor, publisher, translator, and literary troublemaker ... (Read More)
 
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