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The Horror of Love: Nancy Mitford and Gaston Palewski in Paris and London
Lisa Hilton.
Publisher: Pegasus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781605983929.  Daedalus Item Code: 33804
 
"Oh, the horror of love!" Nancy Mitford once exclaimed to her sister Diana Mosley. Elegant and intelligent, Nancy was a renowned wit and a popular author, yet this bright, waspish woman, capable of ... (Read More)
 
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The House in France: A Memoir
Gully Wells.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307269805.  Daedalus Item Code: 33385
 
Set in Provence, London, and New York, this is a daughter's bright and witty memoir of her mother, rebellious American journalist Dee Wells, and her stepfather A.J. Ayer, the worldly Oxford ... (Read More)
 
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House of Wits: An Intimate Portrait of the James Family
Paul Fisher.
Publisher: Holt.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780805090208.  Daedalus Item Code: 10547
 
The James family gave the world three famous children: a novelist of genius (Henry), an influential philosopher (William), and an invalid (Alice) who became a feminist icon, despite her sheltered ... (Read More)
 
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The Hypochondriacs: Nine Tormented Lives
Brian Dillon.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780865479463.  Daedalus Item Code: 32759
 
Charlotte Brontë found in her illnesses, real and imagined, an escape from familial and social duties, and the perfect conditions for writing. Andy Warhol was terrified by disease and by the idea of ... (Read More)
 
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The Invisible Woman: The Story of Charles Dickens and Nelly Ternan—Movie Tie-In Edition
Claire Tomalin.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780804172127.  Daedalus Item Code: 49114
 
(Winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Hawthornden Prize) The Whitbread Award–winning biographer of Samuel Pepys and Mary Wollstonecraft, Claire Tomalin also gave us this ... (Read More)
 
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Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero
Chris Matthews.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781451635096.  Daedalus Item Code: 40802
 
"What was he like?" Jack Kennedy said that the reason people read biography is to answer that basic question. What was he like, this man whose own wife called him "that elusive, unforgettable man?" ... (Read More)
 
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Jane Austen
Marghanita Laski.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780500260159.  Daedalus Item Code: 33603
 
Springing from the upper-middle-class society of late 18th-century southern England, Jane Austen was orthodox in morals and religion, and generally Tory in politics—this was the milieu in which she ... (Read More)
 
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Jane's Fame: How Jane Austen Conquered the World
Claire Harman.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780312680657.  Daedalus Item Code: 30663
 
Mention Jane Austen and you'll likely incite a slew of fervent opinions from anyone within earshot. Almost two hundred years after her death, Austen remains a hot topic, inspiring such bestsellers as ... (Read More)
 
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Joseph Anton: A Memoir
Salman Rushdie.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780812992786.  Daedalus Item Code: 41062
 
(Named one of the Best Books of 2012 by London's Economist, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Seattle Times, the Kansas City Star, and Newsweek) The author of ... (Read More)
 
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Joseph Roth: A Life in Letters
Joseph Roth. Michael Hofmann, trans.
Publisher: Granta.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781847083401.  Daedalus Item Code: 36204
 
Born in the Ukraine in 1894 and dying in Paris in 1939, journalist and novelist Joseph Roth witnessed the final days of the cosmopolitan, tolerant culture of Central Europe before it was swallowed up ... (Read More)
 
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Just One Catch: A Biography of Joseph Heller
Tracy Daugherty.
Publisher: Palgrave.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780312596859.  Daedalus Item Code: 33185
 
Joseph Heller was a Coney Island kid, the son of Russian immigrants, whose experience flying WWII bombing missions over France would become the inspiration for Catch-22 ("The only war novel ... (Read More)
 
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Keith Richards: A Rock 'n' Roll Life
Bill Milkowski.
Publisher: David & Charles.   Format: flexi-binding.
ISBN: 9781446302552.  Daedalus Item Code: 40119
 
This album celebrates Keith Richards's 50 years as a defining rock guitarist, spanning his career in large black and white and color photos up to 19 x 11 1/2 inches. With his often-contentious ... (Read More)
 
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