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Houdini and Conan Doyle: The Great Magician and the Inventor of Sherlock Holmes: Friends of Genius. Deadly Rivals
Christopher Sandford.
Publisher: Duckworth Overlook.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780715642801.  Daedalus Item Code: 73941
 
The creator of the ultra-rational Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle had an unshakable faith in spiritualism, believing that psychics could put him in touch with his departed loved ones; after his ... (Read More)
 
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The Household Tips of the Great Writers
Mark Crick.
Publisher: Granta.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781847082527.  Daedalus Item Code: 53596
 
Just because they have deep thoughts and singular perspectives on the human condition doesn't mean that the great writers of literature don't occasionally have to throw a dinner party, caulk a ... (Read More)
 
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How Proust Can Change Your Life
Alain de Botton.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780330354912.  Daedalus Item Code: 70496
 
This very funny book comes as an unlikely combination of two vastly divergent conventions: the literary biography and the self-help manual. The author of On Love transforms Marcel Proust's ... (Read More)
 
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Hyde Park Gate News: The Stephen Family Newspaper
Virginia Woolf, Vanessa Bell, with Thoby Stephen. Hermione Lee, foreword. Gill Lowe, ed.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843911418.  Daedalus Item Code: 53713
 
As children, Virginia Woolf, elder sister Vanessa Bell, and brother Thoby Stephen collaborated on their very own family newspaper. This anthology pairs a selection from these texts with 16 pages of ... (Read More)
 
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I Dare Say: Inside Stories of the World's Most Powerful Speeches
Ferdie Addis.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781606524701.  Daedalus Item Code: 61596
 
A great speech can transform the mood of a nation, and sometimes even the world. This compact handbook recounts 35 such times when the words of a single person—priest, pope, peasant, slave, soldier, ... (Read More)
 
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The Iliad: A New Translation
Homer. Caroline Alexander, trans.
Publisher: Ecco.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062046277.  Daedalus Item Code: 71575
 
Composed around 730 BC, Homer's Iliad recounts the events of a few momentous weeks in the protracted ten-year war between the invading Greeks and the Trojans in their besieged city of Ilion. ... (Read More)
 
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The Immortal Evening: A Legendary Dinner with Keats, Wordsworth, and Lamb
Stanley Plumly.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393080995.  Daedalus Item Code: 73036
 
Two hundred years ago, on December 28, 1817, painter Benjamin Robert Haydon hosted what he referred to in his diaries as the "immortal dinner." He wanted to introduce his young friend John Keats to ... (Read More)
 
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Inferno Revealed: From Dante to Dan Brown
Deborah Parker & Mark Parker.
Publisher: Palgrave.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781137279064.  Daedalus Item Code: 63410
 
In Inferno, Dan Brown's fourth thriller featuring his popular hero Robert Langdon, the symbologist awakens in a hospital injured and disoriented, enmeshed in a mysterious plot that draws on ... (Read More)
 
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J.M. Coetzee and the Life of Writing: Face-to-Face with Time
David Attwell.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780525429616.  Daedalus Item Code: 71431
 
This insightful literary biography of the Nobel Laureate illuminates the creation of J.M. Coetzee's extraordinary novels. Having studied under Coetzee as a scholar of African literary theory and ... (Read More)
 
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Jane Austen: Pocket Giants
Caroline Sanderson.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780752493190.  Daedalus Item Code: 63083
 
She completed only six novels, never married, never had children, and in her 41 years, rarely strayed far from the genteel and orthodox social circle in the south of England into which she was born. ... (Read More)
 
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Jason and the Argonauts: Myths and Legends
Neil Smith. José Daniel Cabrera Peña, illus.
Publisher: Osprey.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780967226.  Daedalus Item Code: 63057
 
The voyage of Jason and the Argonauts and their hunt for the Golden Fleece remains one of the most popular of the ancient Greek myths, and its themes and characters are described here in detail. Sent ... (Read More)
 
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John Milton: A Hero for Our Time
David Hawkes.
Publisher: Counterpoint.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781582437132.  Daedalus Item Code: 72329
 
The poet, polemicist, public servant, and author of Paradise Lost, John Milton (1608–74) is revered today as one of the greats of English literature and a historical advocate of free speech. ... (Read More)
 
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