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  • Frances Partridgeby Anne Chisholm

    Orion 2009; US$ 15.99

    Frances Partridge: the last survivor of the Bloomsbury group - the authorised biography. Frances Partridge was one of the great British diarists of the 20th century. She became part of the Bloomsbury group encountering Virginia Woolf, Lytton Strachey, the Bells, Roger Fry, Maynard Keynes, Dora Carrington and Ralph Partridge. She and Ralph fell... more...

  • Mozambique Mysteriesby Lisa St. Aubin De Teran

    Little, Brown Book Group 2010; US$ 12.99

    MOZAMBIQUE MYSTERIES is about turning fifty and finding a new direction. Lisa St Aubin de Terán travelled to Mozambique and, for the first time in her much-travelled life, felt at home - in a place 'so remote that few have visited it since the time of Vasco da Gama'. After three marriages and various affairs, she also fell in love. She set up a school... more...

  • Aldous Huxleyby Nicholas Murray

    Little, Brown Book Group 2009; US$ 21.99

    The grandson of biologist T. H. Huxley, Aldous Huxley had a privileged background and was educated at Eton and Oxford despite an eye infection that left him nearly blind. Having learned braille his eyesight then improved enough for him to start writing, and by the 1920s he had become a fashionable figure, producing witty and daring novels like CROME... more...

  • Giving Up the Ghostby Hilary Mantel

    Henry Holt and Co. 2004; US$ 13.50

    In postwar rural England, Hilary Mantel is a fierce, self-possessed child, schooling herself in "chivalry, horsemanship, and swordplay" and convinced that she will become a boy at age four. Catholic school comes as a rude distraction from her rich inner life. At home, where fathers and stepfathers come and go at strange, overlapping intervals, the... more...

  • The English Opium-Eaterby Robert Morrison

    Orion 2009; US$ 18.99

    Definitive life of the author of CONFESSIONS OF AN ENGLISH OPIUM-EATER, journalist, political commentator and biographer. Thomas De Quincey's friendships with leading poets and men of letters in the Romantic and Victorian periods - including William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Thomas Carlyle - have long placed him at the centre of 19th-century... more...

  • Uncommon Arrangementsby Katie Roiphe

    Little, Brown Book Group 2010; US$ 13.99

    Drawing on the memoirs, letters and diaries of a group of British intellectuals writing between 1910 and the Second World War, UNCOMMON ARRANGEMENTS paints a witty and insightful portrait of seven 'marriages a la mode', each triumphantly casting off Victorian inhibitions and pursuing bohemian ideals of freedom and equality. But as well as love and... more...

  • Kafkaby Nicholas Murray

    Little, Brown Book Group 2009; US$ 15.99

    This gripping biography of the great Czech novelist, diarist and short story writer chronicles Kafka's entire (if tragically curtailed) life (1883-1924), but it focuses upon the writer's relationship to his father and his inheritance as a member of the Jewish mercantile bourgeoisie in Prague. Born into a German-speaking Jewish family, Kafka was a subject... more...

  • Stieg and Meby Eva Gabrielsson; Marie-Francoise Colombani

    Orion 2011; US$ 9.99

    The poignant account of the 30-year life shared together by Stieg Larsson and Eva Gabrielsson. There is only one person who can tell Stieg Larsson's story other than himself - his lifelong companion and muse, Eva Gabrielsson. Here she tells the story of their 30-year romance, of Stieg's upbringing and early years, and how this shaped his morals... more...

  • A Song Flung Up to Heavenby Maya Angelou

    Little, Brown Book Group 2010; US$ 10.99

    It is 1964 and Maya Angelou is on her way back home, leaving behind her beloved - and now seriously teenage - son Guy, to finish university in Ghana. America is pulsing with the challenge of change, the civil rights movement is in full swing and that's where Maya Angelou wants to be, working alongside her friends Malcolm X and Martin Luther King.... more...

  • Anne Sextonby Arthur Furst

    St. Martin's Press 2001; US$ 7.39

    Striking photos of the alluring, defiant, and mesmerizing poet Anne Sexton-many published for the first time in this exclusive collection-taken during the last summer of her life, before her suicide on October 4, 1974 According to those who knew her best, Anne Sexton was always preparing for her death, almost like an Egyptian queen constructing... more...