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The True Tails of Baker and Taylor: The Library Cats Who Left Their Pawprints on a Small Town…and the World
Jan Louch, with Lisa Rogak.
Publisher: Thomas Dunne.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781250081070.  Daedalus Item Code: 79126
 
It all started in the 1980s when assistant librarian Jan Louch and a co-worker acquired two Scottish Fold cats to keep mice away from the Douglas County Public Library in Carson Valley, Nevada. She ... (Read More)
 
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Uncommon Arrangements: Seven Marriages
Katie Roiphe.
Publisher: Dial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780385339384.  Daedalus Item Code: 70366
 
Drawn in part from the private memoirs, personal correspondence, and long-forgotten journals of the British literary community from 1910 to the Second World War, here are seven "marriages à la ... (Read More)
 
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Under the Sun: The Letters of Bruce Chatwin
Bruce Chatwin. Elizabeth Chatwin & Nicholas Shakespeare, eds.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670022465.  Daedalus Item Code: 31232
 
The author of such brilliant travel-themed works as In Patagonia and The Songlines, Bruce Chatwin was a nomad whose restless desire for adventure and enlightenment was wholly evident in ... (Read More)
 
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Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy
Frances Mayes.
Publisher: Broadway.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780767900386.  Daedalus Item Code: 70260
 
(A New York Times Notable Book of 1997) Doing for Tuscany what Peter Mayle did for Provence, Frances Mayes here discovers the tastes and pleasures of a foreign country, and describes ... (Read More)
 
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The Unfinished Life of Benjamin Franklin
Douglas Anderson.
Publisher: Johns Hopkins.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781421405230.  Daedalus Item Code: 63332
 
It seems only logical that Benjamin Franklin would be as radical and innovative when it came to crafting his autobiography as he was with his inventions and political thought, posits English ... (Read More)
 
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Victoria—The Queen: An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire
Julia Baird.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781400069880.  Daedalus Item Code: 69427
 
The term "Victorian" has long conjured propriety and adherence to convention—yet the queen for whom the era was named was far from the staid, reserved monarch one would imagine, as journalist, ... (Read More)
 
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A Vineyard in Tuscany: A Wine Lover's Dream
Ferenc Máté.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780920256565.  Daedalus Item Code: 64202
 
(A 2007 New York Times Notable Book of the Year) In this sequel to The Hills of Tuscany, Ferenc Máté takes us back to his adopted homeland some 20 years after he and his wife ... (Read More)
 
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Virginia Woolf
Mary Ann Caws.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781585675203.  Daedalus Item Code: 40927
 
A leading figure in the Bloomsbury circle, whose brilliant, stylistically innovative novels of the 1920s—among them To the Lighthouse and Mrs. Dalloway—extended the boundaries of ... (Read More)
 
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Virginia Woolf: Life Portraits
Zena Alkayat. Nina Cosford, illus.
Publisher: Frances Lincoln.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780711236653.  Daedalus Item Code: 64487
 
From Virginia Woolf's idyllic childhood to the formation of the revolutionary Bloomsbury Group, and from the publication of such influential books as A Room of One's Own and Mrs. ... (Read More)
 
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Walking in the Shade: 1949 to 1962
Doris Lessing.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060929565.  Daedalus Item Code: 42991
 
The second volume of Nobel Laureate Doris Lessing's extraordinary autobiography covers the years from her 1949 arrival in war-weary London with her son Peter and the manuscript for The Grass is ... (Read More)
 
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The Warrior's Life
Alfred de Vigny.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780141392806.  Daedalus Item Code: 62131
 
At the end of the Napoleonic Wars, a generation of French soldiers were haunted by defeat, among them the young poet Alfred de Vigny (1797–1863), an aristocrat dispossessed by the Revolution. Noted ... (Read More)
 
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West's World: The Extraordinary Life of Dame Rebecca West
Lorna Gibb.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780330464734.  Daedalus Item Code: 53607
 
Born Cicely Fairfield in 1892, Rebecca West was a young woman and a budding actress when she changed her name to that of the feminist heroine in Ibsen's play Rosmersholm. West became a ... (Read More)
 
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