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William Wordsworth
William Wordsworth
In this series, a contemporary poet selects and introduces a poet of the past. By their choice of poems and by the personal and critical reactions they express in their prefaces, the editors offer...
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Ian Fleming's Commandos
Nicholas Rankin
In 1942, Lieutenant-Commander Ian Fleming was personal assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence the dynamic figure behind James Bond s fictional chief, M . Here, Fleming had a brilliant...
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The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart
David Greig
One wintry morning Prudencia Hart, an uptight academic, sets off to attend a conference in Kelso in the Scottish Borders. As the snow begins to fall, little does she know who or what awaits her...
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Three Days in May
Ben Brown
Ben Brown's political thriller takes us behind the doors of Number Ten in May 1940 during three pivotal days in British History when, extraordinarily, giving in to Hitler was seriously...
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The Country Life
Rachel Cusk
Stella Benson sets off for Hilltop, a tiny Sussex village housing a family that is somewhat larger than life. Her hopes for the Maddens may be high, but her station among them, as au pair to their...
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Love in a Life
Andrew Motion
Love in a Life, Andrew Motion's sixth volume of poetry, marks a conspicuous development in the work of the founder of the modern Narrative School. Directness and a new colloquialism are wedded to...
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Everybody Loves Our Town
Mark Yarm
Grunge, also known as the Seattle sound , is the sludgy fusion of punk rock and heavy metal that emerged from the Pacific Northwest in the early part of the 1980s. But it was the unexpected,...
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The Windvale Sprites
Mackenzie Crook
When a storm sweeps through the country, Asa wakes up the next day to find that his town is almost unrecognisable trees have fallen down, roofs have collapsed and debris lies everywhere. But ...
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Istanbul
Orhan Pamuk
Turkey s greatest living novelist guides us through the monuments and lost paradises, dilapidated Ottoman villas, back streets and waterways of Istanbul the city of his birth and the home of his...
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The Black Book
Orhan Pamuk
The Black Book is Orhan Pamuk's tour de force, a stunning tapestry of Middle Eastern and Islamic culture which confirmed his reputation as a writer of international stature. Richly atmospheric and...
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My Life as Emperor
Su Tong
Opening with a child s ascension to the Chinese throne, Su Tong s latest novel charts the complexities of courtly life, as a boy of few talents is suddenly thrust into a position of power. An...
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Snow
Orhan Pamuk
As the snow begins to fall, a journalist arrives in the remote city of Kars on the Turkish border. Kars is a troubled place - there's a suicide epidemic among its young women, Islamists are poised to...
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Memorial
Alice Oswald
Matthew Arnold praised the Iliad for its nobility , as has everyone ever since -- but ancient critics praised it for its enargeia, its bright unbearable reality (the word used when gods come to...
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Walking a Line
Tom Paulin
A collection of poems by Tom Paulin, who is also known as an essayist and from his appearances on television and radio. The title of the book is taken from a statement by the modernist painter Paul...
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Beowulf
Seamus Heaney
Composed towards the end of the first millennium, the Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf is one of the great Northern epics and a classic of European literature. In his new translation, Seamus Heaney has...
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The Wind Dog
Tom Paulin
The 'wind dog' is a broken rainbow, but, in the title poem of Tom Paulin's sixth collection, it provides this most agile of poets with a perfect bridge into childhood and its 'lingo-jingo of...
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Red Earth and Pouring Rain
Vikram Chandra
The gods of poetry and death descend on a house in India to vie for the soul of a wounded monkey. A bargain is struck: the monkey must tell a story, and if he can keep his audience entertained, he...
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Explorers of the Nile
Tim Jeal
Between 1856 and 1876, five explorers, all British, took on the seemingly impossible task of discovering the source of the White Nile. Showing exceptional courage and extraordinary resilience,...
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The New Life
Orhan Pamuk
'I read a book one day, and my whole life was changed.'So begins The New Life, Orhan Pamuk's fabulous road novel about a young student who yearns for the life promised by a dangerously magical book....
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The Ultimate Book of Heroic Failures
Stephen Pile
Anyone can be a success, but it takes real and original genius to foul up big time. These are the all-time greats, Gods in our field of study, surreal artists, who spurn mere drab success ( I m a...
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My Name is Red
Orhan Pamuk

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A Certain Justice
P. D. James
An Adam Dalgliesh MysteryVenetia Aldridge QC is a distinguished barrister. When she agrees to defend Garry Ashe, accused of the brutal murder of his aunt, it is one more opportunity to triumph in her...
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In the Country of Last Things
Paul Auster
'That is how it works in the City. Every time you think you know the answer to a question, you discover that the question makes no sense . . .'This is the story of Anna Blume and her journey to find...
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Alan Clarke
Richard T. Kelly
An unusually brilliant generation of film-makers emerged from British television drama in the 1960-70s - none more formidable than Alan Clarke. Yet Clarke enjoyed only a vague renown among the...
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The Making of Memento
James Mottram
The brilliance of Christopher Nolan's ingenious thriller Memento has had moviegoers coming back for more. James Mottram now offers the fullest imaginable guide to the film's many complexities....
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Silver Darlings
Neil M Gunn Dec'd
The Silver Darlings is a tale of lives hard won from a cruel sea and crueller landlords. It tells of strong young men and stronger women whose loves, fears and sorrows are set deep in a landscape...
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Ariel
Sylvia Plath
The poems in Sylvia Plath's Ariel, including many of her best-known such as 'Lady Lazarus', 'Daddy' and 'Fever 103 degrees', were all written between the publication in 1960 of Plath's first book,...
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The Bellini Card
Jason Goodwin
Charged by the Sultan to find a stolen painting by Bellini, Yashim the detective enlists the help of his friend Palewski, the Polish Ambassador, and goes undercover. Venice in 1840 is a city of empty...
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The Road to Inver
Tom Paulin
The Road to Inver gathers the verse translations of Tom Paulin from four decades, and brings together distinguished versions of classical and European poets which have appeared in his previous...
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The Damned Utd
David Peace
In 1974 the brilliant and controversial Brian Clough made perhaps his most eccentric decision: he accepted the Leeds United manager s job. As successor to Don Revie, his bitter adversary, he was to...
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