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Charles Dickens.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843916154.  Daedalus Item Code: 53757
The sense of place was of the utmost importance to Charles Dickens, and nowhere is more associated with him than London; Dickens spent several hours a day exploring its streets and inhabitants, and ... (Read More)
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One Doctor: Close Calls, Cold Cases, and the Mysteries of Medicine
Brendan Reilly.
Publisher: Atria.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781476726359.  Daedalus Item Code: 52548
In this "astonishingly moving and incredibly personal account of a modern doctor" (Lancet), Brendan Reilly takes readers to the front lines of modern medicine. As his patients and their ... (Read More)
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One for the Books
Joe Queenan.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670025824.  Daedalus Item Code: 43879
The author of Closing Time: A Memoir, columnist Joe Queenan became a voracious reader as a means of escape from a joyless childhood in a Philadelphia housing project. Over the years he has ... (Read More)
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O'Neill (2-Volume Set): Son and Playwright; Son and Artist
Louis Sheaffer.
Publisher: Cooper Square.   Format: 2 vols., pap.
Daedalus Item Code: 21967
(1974 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography) The most lauded playwright in American history, Eugene O'Neill won four Pulitzer Prizes and the Nobel Prize for a body of work that ... (Read More)
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Oranges and Lemons: Rhymes from Past Times
Karen Dolby.
Publisher: Michael O'Mara.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781843179597.  Daedalus Item Code: 52405
Collecting well-known nursery rhymes along with some that may be less familiar (yet faintly recognized), this intriguing annotated treasury takes us back to our earliest years and those rhymes and ... (Read More)
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Orwell's Cough: Diagnosing the Medical Maladies & Last Gasps of the Great Writers
John Ross.
Publisher: Oneworld.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781851689514.  Daedalus Item Code: 43736
Did William Shakespeare's doctors addle his brain with cinnabar and mercury? Was Jane Eyre inspired by the plagued school that claimed the Brontë clan? Did writing 1984 kill George ... (Read More)
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The Other Side of the Tiber: Reflections on Time in Italy
Wallis Wilde-Menozzi.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374280710.  Daedalus Item Code: 50460
Having hitchhiked to Rome as a student in the 1960s, American Wallis Wilde-Menozzi fell in love with Italy and eventually settled there. Featuring more than 100 black and white photographs, ... (Read More)
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Outfoxing Fear: Folktales from Around the World
Kathleen Ragan, ed. Jack Zipes, intro.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393329322.  Daedalus Item Code: 50428
Humans have always lived with fear—of jaguars, of raiding Vikings, of nuclear holocaust—and folktales, according to Kathleen Ragan, often reflect how people cope with their fears and put them in ... (Read More)
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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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A Pack of Dogs: An Anthology
Lucy Smith, ed. Christopher Brown, illus.
Publisher: Merrell.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781858945316.  Daedalus Item Code: 31248
Hilariously illustrated with linocut cartoons by Christopher Brown, this little red book of dogs collects more than 50 tasty scraps of wisdom, humor, celebration, and experience—sometimes ... (Read More)
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Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953
Elizabeth Winder.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062085498.  Daedalus Item Code: 44364
Illustrated throughout with black and white photos and magazine clippings and illuminated with quotes from her peers, this is a fascinating look at a young Sylvia Plath and her life-changing month in ... (Read More)
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Paris Was Ours: Thirty-Two Writers Reflect on the City of Light
Penelope Rowlands, ed.
Publisher: Algonquin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781565129535.  Daedalus Item Code: 59657
Paris is "the world capital of memory and desire," concludes one of the contributors to this collection of intimate and insightful memoirs from those who have temporarily called the City of Light ... (Read More)
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