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A Literary Love Affair
Natalie Thomas & Benjamin O'Mahony, readers.
Publisher: British Library.   Format: 1 audio CD.
ISBN: 9780712351362.  Daedalus Item Code: 53120
 
This spoken-word anthology of poems, letters, and extracts from classic novels looks back over some of the great love affairs of literary history in works by British poets and authors from ... (Read More)
 
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The Lover's Watch
Aphra Behn.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843910749.  Daedalus Item Code: 53731
 
Knowing that her lover Damon might be tempted by other women during a brief separation, Iris subversively maps out his day for him, hour by hour, to keep his thoughts upon her alone. Interspersed ... (Read More)
 
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The Making of Middle-Earth: A New Look Inside the World of J.R.R. Tolkien
Christopher Snyder.
Publisher: Sterling.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781402784767.  Daedalus Item Code: 60567
 
When J.R.R. Tolkien created the realms of Middle-earth in his enormously popular Lord of the Rings saga, he drew on inspirations ranging from the languages, poetry, and mythology of medieval ... (Read More)
 
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Making the Cat Laugh: One Woman's Journal of Single Life on the Margins
Lynne Truss.
Publisher: Fourth Estate.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780007355235.  Daedalus Item Code: 53292
 
We know her as the language maven who gave us her zero-tolerance treatise on punctuation, Eats, Shoots and Leaves. But Lynne Truss has been cracking up British readers for years on BBC radio ... (Read More)
 
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The Man Within My Head
Pico Iyer.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307267610.  Daedalus Item Code: 44353
 
We all carry people inside our heads—actors, leaders, writers, figures out of history or fiction—who sometimes seem closer to us than people we know; here Pico Iyer sets out to unravel the mysterious ... (Read More)
 
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The Marijuana Chronicles
Jonathan Santlofer, ed.
Publisher: Akashic.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781617751639.  Daedalus Item Code: 62080
 
"Like film, literature has been no stranger to marijuana and hashish, going back to Charles Baudelaire's 1860 Artificial Paradises, in which the French poet not only describes the effects of ... (Read More)
 
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The Marquise of O—
Heinrich von Kleist. Andrew Miller, foreword. Richard Stokes, trans.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843910541.  Daedalus Item Code: 53735
 
Held captive by Russian soldiers, the Marquise is rescued before they can rape her, but a few months later, she finds herself pregnant, in this novelette by Heinrich von Kleist (1777–1811). Insisting ... (Read More)
 
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Masters of Crime: Fiction's Finest Villains and Their Real-Life Inspirations
Adam Nightingale.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780752454184.  Daedalus Item Code: 41635
 
From Fagin to Professor Moriarty, Moll Cutpurse to A.J. Raffles, some of the most infamous fictional villains and anti-heroes ever to prowl London were rooted in the lives and careers of a litany of ... (Read More)
 
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Meeting the Devil: A Book of Memoir from the London Review of Books
Alan Bennett, preface.
Publisher: William Heinemann.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780434022670.  Daedalus Item Code: 53400
 
Autobiography has been an essential element of the London Review of Books since its founding in 1979, and this volume collects many outstanding pieces of memoir that first appeared in the ... (Read More)
 
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Memorable Days: The Selected Letters of James Salter and Robert Phelps
John McIntyre, ed. Michael Dirda, foreword.
Publisher: Counterpoint.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781582436050.  Daedalus Item Code: 41216
 
The late James Salter had written two novels, The Hunters and The Arm of Flesh, but it was his third, remarkable novel A Sport and a Pastime, together with his film Three ... (Read More)
 
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The Miller's Tale: Dual-Language Edition
Geoffrey Chaucer. E.B. Richmond, trans.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843911715.  Daedalus Item Code: 50388
 
The drunken miller entertains his fellow pilgrims with an account of the scholar, Nicholas, who seduces his aged landlord's beautiful young wife Alison, in the second of Chaucer's Canterbury ... (Read More)
 
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The Missing Ink: How Handwriting Made Us Who We Are
Philip Hensher.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781447221692.  Daedalus Item Code: 54841
 
When London columnist and arts critic Philip Hensher realized that he had no idea what a close friend's handwriting looked like, he felt as though something was missing from their friendship; having ... (Read More)
 
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