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The Book of Love: In Search of the Kamasutra
James McConnachie.
Publisher: Atlantic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781843543732.  Daedalus Item Code: 31035
 
Notorious as a manual of sexual instruction, the Kamasutra was written in 3rd-century northern India, when erotic culture lay at the heart of an exquisite civilization. And yet, as travel ... (Read More)
 
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The Book of the Dead: Lives of the Justly Famous and the Undeservedly Obscure
John Lloyd & John Mitchinson.
Publisher: Crown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307716408.  Daedalus Item Code: 23496
 
A television producer of such hilarious, intelligent satire as Not the Nine O'Clock News, Spitting Image, and Blackadder, John Lloyd finds inspiration in the philosophy of ... (Read More)
 
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The Book of William: How Shakespeare's First Folio Conquered the World
Paul Collins.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781596911956.  Daedalus Item Code: 33167
 
A book sold for shillings in the streets of London, later whisked away to Manhattan for millions, and then stored deep within the vaults of Tokyo, William Shakespeare's First Folio of 1623 has, above ... (Read More)
 
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The Book of Legendary Lands
Umberto Eco. Alastair McEwen, trans.
Publisher: Rizzoli.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780847841219.  Daedalus Item Code: 39167
 
Here the author of The Name of the Rose, Foucault's Pendulum, and The Prague Cemetery takes us on a fascinating, abundantly illustrated tour of the fabled places in literature ... (Read More)
 
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Both Flesh and Not
David Foster Wallace.
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780241144824.  Daedalus Item Code: 41240
 
Spanning nearly 20 years of writing, this posthumous collection of 15 essays from David Foster Wallace—his third, following Consider the Lobster and A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief Guide to Shakespeare: Without the Boring Bits
Peter Ackroyd.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762438549.  Daedalus Item Code: 32952
 
Presenting synopses of all the plays, along with character descriptions, source notes, and extracts of famous speeches and exchanges, this is not only a fine introduction to Shakespeare, it is also ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief Guide to the Greek Myths
Stephen P. Kershaw.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781845295127.  Daedalus Item Code: 21978
 
From the origins of the gods through the homecomings of Odysseus and the Trojan heroes, from the greed of Midas and his golden touch to the reckless enthusiasm of Icarus flying too close to the sun, ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of Robin Hood: The True History Behind the Legend
Nigel Cawthorne.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762438518.  Daedalus Item Code: 32957
 
Who was Robin Hood? Throughout history the figures of the hooded man of Sherwood Forest and his band of outlaws have transfixed readers and viewers—but who was the real Robin Hood? The story grew out ... (Read More)
 
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C.S. Lewis: The Man Behind Narnia
Beatrice Gormley.
Publisher: Eerdmans.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780802853011.  Daedalus Item Code: 32199
 
Illustrated with more than 50 photographs, this is the story of C.S. Lewis's life and work for readers 12 and up, from his boyhood in Belfast, Ireland, where he and his brother created their first ... (Read More)
 
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Cavafy: Poems
C.P. Cavafy. Daniel Mendelsohn, trans. and ed.
Publisher: Everyman's Library.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780375712425.  Daedalus Item Code: 49265
 
The Alexandrian Greek poet Constantine Cavafy (1863–1933) is a towering figure of 20th-century literature. No other modern poet brought so vividly to life the history and culture of Mediterranean ... (Read More)
 
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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 at Home
Hilary Macaskill. Florian Schweizer, foreword.
Publisher: Frances Lincoln.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780711232273.  Daedalus Item Code: 36199
 
Giving us an uncommonly close-up look at one of the world's most popular and celebrated authors of the past two centuries, this book is a detailed, highly visual tour of the places where Charles ... (Read More)
 
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