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Myths and Legends: From Cherokee Dances to Voodoo Trances
John Pemberton.
Publisher: Chartwell.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780785826491.  Daedalus Item Code: 62821
 
The impulse to create myths is inherent in all of the world's cultures, and the similarities in theme between these tales reveal some basic truths about mankind. Profusely illustrated with ... (Read More)
 
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A New England Autumn: A Sentimental Journey
Ferenc Máté.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780920256558.  Daedalus Item Code: 64201
 
Perhaps the next best thing to actually seeing New England in a glorious autumn, this album by writer, vintner, and photographer Ferenc Máté is filled with picturesque scenes of the region's ... (Read More)
 
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The Night Abraham Called to the Stars: Poems
Robert Bly.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060934446.  Daedalus Item Code: 64809
 
In 2001, National Book Award–winning poet Robert Bly presented this collection of 48 poems, written in the intricate Islamic form called the ghazal. The influence of Hafez and Rumi is clear, ... (Read More)
 
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The Notebook
José Saramago. Amanda Hopkinson & Daniel Hahn, trans.
Publisher: Verso.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781844676149.  Daedalus Item Code: 32054
 
Thought-provoking and lyrical, The Notebook records the last year in the life of the Portuguese Nobel laureate through the online blog that his family encouraged him to write. José Saramago ... (Read More)
 
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The Novel Cure: An A–Z of Literary Remedies
Ella Berthoud & Susan Elderkin.
Publisher: Canongate.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9780857864208.  Daedalus Item Code: 70123
 
If you believe that books like To Kill a Mockingbird and The Great Gatsby are more than just page-turners, you may well be right. While we generally read novels for entertainment, ... (Read More)
 
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On London
Charles Dickens.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843916154.  Daedalus Item Code: 53757
 
The sense of place was of the utmost importance to Charles Dickens, and nowhere is more associated with him than London; Dickens spent several hours a day exploring its streets and inhabitants, and ... (Read More)
 
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Ooga-booga
Frederick Seidel.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571244089.  Daedalus Item Code: 61461
 
(Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award) "She loves the hippos bathing in the perspiring water / Her curls are African lions exploding from a thicket," writes Frederick Seidel in ... (Read More)
 
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Oscar Wilde and His Circle
Simon Callow.
Publisher: National Portrait Gallery, London.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781855144781.  Daedalus Item Code: 71229
 
One of literature's most witty personalities, Oscar Wilde captivated London society in the late 19th century, and he understood all too well the power of an image to establish a man in the public ... (Read More)
 
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Outfoxing Fear: Folktales from Around the World
Kathleen Ragan, ed. Jack Zipes, intro.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393329322.  Daedalus Item Code: 50428
 
Humans have always lived with fear—of jaguars, of raiding Vikings, of nuclear holocaust—and folktales, according to Kathleen Ragan, often reflect how people cope with their fears and put them in ... (Read More)
 
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P.G. Wodehouse: A Life in Letters
P.G. Wodehouse. Sophie Ratcliffe, ed.
Publisher: Arrow.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780099514794.  Daedalus Item Code: 52406
 
One of the funniest and most admired writers of the 20th century, the creator of Jeeves & Wooster, Psmith, and the Empress of Blandings, P.G. Wodehouse was in life a quiet, retiring man who shied ... (Read More)
 
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Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life
Hermione Lee.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385352345.  Daedalus Item Code: 71622
 
(A 2013 New York Times Best Book of the Year and the winner of the 2013 James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the 2015 Plutarch Award) Following biographies of Edith Wharton, Virginia ... (Read More)
 
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Philomena: The Poignant True Story of a Mother and the Son She Had to Give Away (Movie Tie-In Edition)
Martin Sixsmith. Judi Dench, foreword.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781447245223.  Daedalus Item Code: 52842
 
As a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee became pregnant and was sent to a convent as a "fallen woman." For three years after her son Anthony was born she cared for him there, until the Church ... (Read More)
 
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