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Charles Dickens: A Life
Claire Tomalin.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594203091.  Daedalus Item Code: 40998
 
(Shortlisted for the 2011 Costa Book Award) The winner of the 2002 Whitbread Book of the Year for her biography Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self, Claire Tomalin is also renowned for ... (Read More)
 
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Charles Dickens
Michael Slater.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300170931.  Daedalus Item Code: 42504
 
The past president of the International Dickens Fellowship, former editor of The Dickensian, and longtime trustee of the Charles Dickens Museum, literature professor Michael Slater gives us an ... (Read More)
 
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Charles Dickens: The Dickens Bicentenary 1812–2012
Lucinda Dickens Hawksley.
Publisher: Insight.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781608870523.  Daedalus Item Code: 32097
 
Produced in association with the Charles Dickens Museum, London, this beautifully decorated visual biography follows Dickens's life through paintings, drawings, and photographs—as well as removable ... (Read More)
 
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The Chicken Chronicles: Sitting with the Angels Who Have Returned with My Memories: Glorious, Rufus, Gertrude Stein, Splendor, Hortensia, Agnes of God, the Gladyses, and Babe: A Memoir
Alice Walker.
Publisher: New Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781595587749.  Daedalus Item Code: 34937
 
In this offbeat, compassionate, "eccentrically inspirational" (Kirkus Reviews) memoir, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Color Purple shares her experiences raising and caring ... (Read More)
 
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The Churchills: In Love and War
Mary S. Lovell.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393062304.  Daedalus Item Code: 23875
 
The biographer of Beryl Markham and the Mitford sisters here presents the epic story of one of England's greatest families, focusing on the towering figure of Winston Churchill. The first Duke of ... (Read More)
 
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Cleopatra: The Last Queen of Egypt
Joyce Tyldesley.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780465018925.  Daedalus Item Code: 32968
 
She was the last ruler of the Macedonian dynasty of the Ptolemies, who had led Egypt for three centuries. Highly educated (she was the only one of the Ptolemies to read and speak ancient Egyptian as ... (Read More)
 
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Climbing the Stairs: Further Tales of a 1920s Kitchen Maid
Margaret Powell.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781447201960.  Daedalus Item Code: 41247
 
Whether in the grand houses of Brighton or imposing London mansions, life as a kitchen maid could be exhausting and demoralizing, avers Margaret Powell; it's not just being at the beck and call of ... (Read More)
 
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Constantine: Unconquered Emperor, Christian Victor
Paul Stephenson.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780857381668.  Daedalus Item Code: 42351
 
In 312 AD, Constantine—one of four Roman emperors ruling a divided empire—marched on Rome to establish his sole control of its western half. Having had a vision of a glowing cross in the sky, ... (Read More)
 
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Douglas Brinkley.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780061374265.  Daedalus Item Code: 41974
 
(Winner of the 2013 Sperber Prize for Best Book in Journalism) For decades he was "the most trusted man in America" (Chicago Tribune), yet few people knew the personal side of Walter ... (Read More)
 
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Darwin's Notebook: The Life, Times, and Discoveries of Charles Robert Darwin
Jonathan Clements.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780762437764.  Daedalus Item Code: 43410
 
Presented as a personal notebook, with drawings, inserted photos and artwork, and notes in the margins, in a textured laminated cover, this illustrated biography of Charles Darwin provides a full and ... (Read More)
 
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Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
Bob Spitz.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307272225.  Daedalus Item Code: 43103
 
(A Washington Post, NPR, and Time Magazine Best Book of 2012) A genuine rebel who took the pretensions that embellished French cuisine and fricasseed them to a fare-thee-well, ... (Read More)
 
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The Discovery of Jeanne Baret: A Story of Science, the High Seas, and the First Woman to Circumnavigate the Globe
Glynis Ridley.
Publisher: Crown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307463524.  Daedalus Item Code: 23501
 
An herbologist in 18th-century France and the lover of botanist Philibert Commerson, Jeanne Baret disguised herself as a man to accompany him on the first French circumnavigation of the world. Glynis ... (Read More)
 
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