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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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The Adventures of Sir Thomas Browne in the 21st Century
Hugh Aldersey-Williams.
Publisher: Granta.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781847089007.  Daedalus Item Code: 71402
 
In this delightful jeu d'esprit, mixing biography and etymology, natural history and quixotic science, Hugh Aldersey-Williams delights in the rational intelligence of his hero Thomas Browne ... (Read More)
 
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Aesthetics: A Memoir
Ivan Brunetti.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300184402.  Daedalus Item Code: 72200
 
An award-winning cartoonist and illustrator, Ivan Brunetti has had his darkly humorous work published in The New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, and McSweeney's. Here the ... (Read More)
 
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Alexander McQueen: Blood Beneath the Skin
Andrew Wilson.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781471157998.  Daedalus Item Code: 62359
 
When Alexander McQueen committed suicide in February 2010, aged just 40, a shocked world mourned the loss of a visionary fashion designer. McQueen had risen from humble beginnings as the youngest ... (Read More)
 
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Alexander McQueen: Blood Beneath the Skin
Andrew Wilson.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781476776736.  Daedalus Item Code: 62558
 
When Alexander McQueen committed suicide in February 2010, aged just 40, a shocked world mourned the loss of a visionary fashion designer. McQueen had risen from humble beginnings as the youngest ... (Read More)
 
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Alexandria: The Last Nights of Cleopatra
Peter Stothard.
Publisher: Granta.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781847087034.  Daedalus Item Code: 71403
 
Stranded in Alexandria in the winter of 2010, the editor of the Times Literary Supplement is forced to contemplate his own past, even as the aftermath of a bombing and the onset of the Arab ... (Read More)
 
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The Animals: Love Letters Between Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy
Christopher Isherwood & Don Bachardy. Katherine Buchnell, ed.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374105174.  Daedalus Item Code: 54478
 
English novelist and screenwriter Christopher Isherwood was already famous as the author of Goodbye to Berlin when he met Don Bachardy, a California teenager, on the beach in Santa Monica in ... (Read More)
 
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The Art of Youth: Crane, Carrington, Gershwin, and the Nature of First Acts
Nicholas Delbanco.
Publisher: New Harvest.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780544114463.  Daedalus Item Code: 53037
 
In a triptych of indelible portraits, Nicholas Delbanco gives us three great creative spirits who lived colorful, productive lives before dying in their 20s or 30s: writer Stephen Crane (The Red ... (Read More)
 
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An Artist in Treason: The Extraordinary Double Life of General James Wilkinson
Andro Linklater.
Publisher: Walker.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780802777713.  Daedalus Item Code: 31868
 
For almost two decades, through the War of 1812, James Wilkinson was the senior general in the United States Army. He was also a spy for the Spanish secret service—a position all the more remarkable ... (Read More)
 
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Brief Lives: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Andrew Piper.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919100.  Daedalus Item Code: 50358
 
In this scrupulously researched study by Goethe scholar Andrew Piper, the father of German literature emerges as a polymath whose life spanned Europe's Enlightenment, and who himself exerted an ... (Read More)
 
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Brief Lives: Stendhal
Andrew Brown.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919131.  Daedalus Item Code: 50361
 
The French author Stendhal (1783–1842)—born Marie-Henri Beyle—is remembered today as one of the originators of the modern novel, bringing both realism and intensity to such books as The Red and ... (Read More)
 
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Brief Lives: Virginia Woolf
E.H. Wright.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919094.  Daedalus Item Code: 50363
 
With experimental novels including Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, and The Waves, Virginia Woolf (1882–1941) earned her position as one of the major authors of 20th-century ... (Read More)
 
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