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#1
Jane Austen's England
Roy & Lesley Adkins.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670785841.  Daedalus Item Code: 61001
 
This cultural snapshot of everyday life in the world of Jane Austen, from the authors of Nelson's Trafalgar and The War for All the Oceans, explores the customs and culture of Austen's ... (Read More)
 
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#2
Ode to Childhood: Poetry to Celebrate the Child
Lucy Gray, ed.
Publisher: Batsford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781849941334.  Daedalus Item Code: 51867
 
A celebration of children, of childhood, and in many ways, of being a parent, this collection offers some of the best poetry ever written about children, from William Blake, Christina Rossetti, ... (Read More)
 
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#3
The Biteback Dictionary of Humorous Literary Quotations
Fred Metcalf.
Publisher: Biteback Publishing.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781849542265.  Daedalus Item Code: 62117
 
From quotes on language itself ("The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it," wrote George Bernard Shaw in the preface to Pygmalion) to ... (Read More)
 
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#4
Lazy B: Growing up on a Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest
Sandra Day O'Connor & H. Alan Day.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812966732.  Daedalus Item Code: 62281
 
What was it in Sandra Day O'Connor's background and early life that helped make her the first female justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, and one of the most powerful women in America? In this ... (Read More)
 
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#5
Modernism: The Lure of Heresy
Peter Gay.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393052053.  Daedalus Item Code: 61182
 
Beginning his epic study in the 1840s with Charles Baudelaire, whose lurid poetry scandalized French stalwarts, Peter Gay traces the revolutionary path of modernism from its Parisian origins to its ... (Read More)
 
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#6
Books to Die For: The World's Greatest Mystery Writers on the World's Greatest Mystery Novels
John Connolly & Declan Burke, eds.
Publisher: Atria.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781451696578.  Daedalus Item Code: 61224
 
With so many mystery novels to choose among, and so many new titles appearing each year, where should a new mystery fan start? What are the classics of the genre? Which are the hidden gems? In this ... (Read More)
 
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#7
Love Haikubes: Create Captivating Haiku with a Roll of the Dice
Emily Dubin, design.
Publisher: Chronicle.   Format: .
ISBN: 9781452119717.  Daedalus Item Code: 61603
 
Just like the original Haikubes poetry set, this attractive and unusual game features oversized, ivory-like dice with single words on each face; simply roll the cubes and arrange the words to create ... (Read More)
 
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#8
Wait Till Next Year
Doris Kearns Goodwin.
Publisher: Aurum.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781781312599.  Daedalus Item Code: 61514
 
Set in the suburbs of New York in the 1950s, this is Doris Kearns Goodwin's touching memoir of growing up loving both her family and baseball. The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of No Ordinary ... (Read More)
 
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#9
Why I Read: The Serious Pleasure of Books
Wendy Lesser.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374289201.  Daedalus Item Code: 62042
 
The founder and editor of The Threepenny Review, Wendy Lesser draws on a lifetime of reading, and decades of editing one of America's most distinguished literary magazines to describe her love ... (Read More)
 
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#10
Gonzo: A Graphic Biography of Hunter S. Thompson
Will Bingley & Anthony Hope-Smith. Alan Rinzler, foreword.
Publisher: Abrams ComicArts.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781419702426.  Daedalus Item Code: 61776
 
Over the course of Hunter S. Thompson's extraordinary life he was publicly branded a bum, a vandal, a thief, a liar, an addict, a freak, and a psychopath. Some of which were true. Yet even when ... (Read More)
 
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