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Herzog book

Herzog

Saul Bellow

A masterpiece from one of North America's greatest post-war writers, illustrated with a series of mid-century photographs by Leonard Freed, Ansel Adams and others.

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H.M.S. Surprise book

H.M.S. Surprise

Patrick O'Brian

Jack Aubrey is back in England and bankrupt. His only escape is to board H.M.S. Surprise as part of a naval entourage accompanying the king’s ambassador to the East Indies. The third installment of the Aubrey-Maturin series.

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A Book of Homage to Shakespeare book

A Book of Homage to Shakespeare

Edited by Professor Israel Gollancz

A superb new edition published by Oxford University Press. New foreword by Gordon McMullan.

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The Odyssey book

The Odyssey

Homer

The essential classical text presented in the renowned Robert Fagles translation.

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How the Mind Works book

How the Mind Works

Steven Pinker

What is happiness? Why do we fall in love? How do we recognise faces? Pinker's exhilarating book explores the machinery of the mind – its origins and development, and how we use it to interact with the world.

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Impossible Journeys book

Impossible Journeys

Mathew Lyons

Before the modern age, only the intrepid, foolhardy or mad would undertake a voyage of exploration. Impossible Journeys tells the stories of 24 of these extraordinary journeys, from the Middle Ages to the Victorian era.

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In Cold Blood book

In Cold Blood

Truman Capote

Capote’s masterpiece of suspense was an immediate sensation when it was serialised in the New Yorker in 1965. Our edition, introduced by Rupert Thomson, includes rare courtroom photographs.

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In Praise of Folly book

In Praise of Folly

Desiderius Erasmus

Erasmus’s biting and brilliant 16th-century satire is ingeniously re-imagined with illustrations by award-winning artist Matthew Richardson.

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Interpreting Dreams book

Interpreting Dreams

Sigmund Freud

Translated by J. A. Underwood

Ten fascinating oil paintings illustrate this edition of Freud's controversial and influential work.

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Inventions of the Middle Ages book

Inventions of the Middle Ages

Chiara Frugoni

The middle ages have often been depicted as a period in which life had few comforts. Nonsense, says the great medieval scholar Chiara Frugoni, in this delightful examination of the many inventions we owe to the Middle Ages.

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John Keats: Selected Poems book

John Keats: Selected Poems

John Keats

Edited by John Barnard

A former Poet Laureate pays tribute to Keats’s tremendous powers of expression as he introduces this collection of impassioned poems. Reissued in a new format.

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Landmark: A History of Britain in 50 Buildings book

Landmark: A History of Britain in 50 Buildings

Anna Keay and Caroline Stanford

A celebration of the Landmark Trust’s achievement in protecting Britain’s rich architectural heritage – from medieval houses to Italianate railway stations.

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The Last Days of the Spanish Republic book

The Last Days of the Spanish Republic

Paul Preston

Told for the first time in English, the leading historian of the Spanish Civil War tells the shocking story of a preventable tragedy that cost many thousands of lives and ruined tens of thousands more as the terrible struggle drew to a close.

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The Last Man book

The Last Man

Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley's apocalyptic story about a mysterious disease that devastates humankind is illustrated with paintings by the German Romantic artist Caspar David Friedrich.

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Latest Readings book

Latest Readings

Clive James

In this entertaining and moving book, James celebrates his lifelong engagement with the written word by sharing what could be his last reading list, including old favourites and recent discoveries.

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