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Chaucer: Brief Lives
Peter Ackroyd.
 
Publisher: Vintage
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780099287483
Daedalus Item Code: 73157
 
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Going into Town: A Love Letter to New York
Roz Chast.
 
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Format: no jacket
ISBN: 9781620403211
Daedalus Item Code: 79083
 
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'Paddington' Pollaky Private Detective: The Mysterious Life and Times of the Real Sherlock Holmes
Bryan Kesselman.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780750959742.  Daedalus Item Code: 73287
 
A Victorian super-sleuth and domestic spy, Ignatius "Paddington" Pollaky (1828–1918) was gifted with an instinct for being in the right place at the right time. In this biography, Bryan Kesselman ... (Read More)
 
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Positively Main Street: Bob Dylan's Minnesota
Toby Thompson.
Publisher: Minnesota.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780816654451.  Daedalus Item Code: 73359
 
Throughout his five decades of public acclaim, Bob Dylan has never made any secret of his origins as a small-town boy from Hibbings, Minnesota. In the late 1960s, Toby Thompson—perhaps sensing that ... (Read More)
 
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Where the Past Begins: A Writer's Memoir
Amy Tan.
Publisher: Ecco.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062319296.  Daedalus Item Code: 79503
 
(First Edition, with Tipped-in Autograph Page) (Nominated for the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal) In this follow-up to her previous writing memoir The Opposite of Fate, Amy Tan explores the ... (Read More)
 
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Marcel Proust: Overlook Illustrated Lives
Mary Ann Caws.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781585674053.  Daedalus Item Code: 72805
 
In the 95 years since his death, Marcel Proust has too often been stereotyped as a reclusive invalid who churned out novels from the comfort of his bed. Taking a more nuanced view, here the ... (Read More)
 
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The Angel of Charleston: Grace Higgens, Housekeeper to the Bloomsbury Group
Stewart MacKay.
Publisher: British Library.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780712358675.  Daedalus Item Code: 73278
 
While Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Group rewrote the rules of art and literature, who was handling the household day to day? Arriving at the Gordon Square home of Woolf's sister Vanessa Bell in ... (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: 73307
 
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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Charlotte Mew and Her Friends
Penelope Fitzgerald. Michèle Roberts, intro.
Publisher: Fourth Estate.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780007142743.  Daedalus Item Code: 73125
 
Part of a new wave of fashionable female dandies, Charlotte Mew (1869–1928) was an enchanting and spirited personality, but behind the brave face was a life riddled with grief: a family plagued by ... (Read More)
 
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Jim Henson: The Biography
Brian Jay Jones.
Publisher: Ballantine.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780345526120.  Daedalus Item Code: 73000
 
Known as a gentle dreamer who preferred to let his Muppet creations take the spotlight, Jim Henson (1936–90) was also a savvy dealmaker who earned a reputation as "the new Walt Disney"; his bearded ... (Read More)
 
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Rockin' the Boat: 50 Iconic Revolutionaries — From Joan of Arc to Malcom X
Jeff Fleischer.
Publisher: Zest Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781936976744.  Daedalus Item Code: 72785
 
We love to root for the underdogs, whether they are standing against mighty empires or firmly entrenched ideas. Each of these 50 short profiles is packed with facts, enlivened with a dash of cheeky ... (Read More)
 
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Travelling to Work: Diaries 1988–1998
Michael Palin.
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780297869610.  Daedalus Item Code: 72956
 
By 1988, Michael Palin was changing gears yet again; he appeared in the movie A Fish Called Wanda—winning a BAFTA Award—and set out to replicate the trip described in Jules Verne's Around ... (Read More)
 
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