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  • Man to Manby Michael Korda

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.00

    Although prostate cancer is a disease that strikes nearly 200,000 men every year, it is a disease that has been shrouded in silence, in part because it strikes at the very core of masculine identity.  But in Man to Man , bestselling author Michael Korda breaks that silence, turning the story of his illness and recovery into a candid and instructive... more...

  • Byron In Loveby Edna O'Brien

    Orion 2009; US$ 10.99

    BYRON IN LOVE - the nobility, arrogance and sheer theatre of Byron's life. Byron, more than any other poet, has come to personify the poet as rebel, imaginative and lawless, reaching beyond race, creed or frontier, his gigantic flaws redeemed by a magnetism and ultimately a heroism that by ending in tragedy raised it and him from the particular... more...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 17.99

    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...

  • Anne Sextonby Arthur Furst

    St. Martin's Press 2001; US$ 8.99

    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...

  • Women of Mysteryby Martha Hailey DuBose

    St. Martin's Press 2000; US$ 8.99

    In this remarkable book, Martha Hailey DuBose has given those multitudes of readers who love the mystery novel an indispensable addition to their libraries. Unlike other works on the subject, Women of Mystery is not merely a directory of the novelists and their publications with a few biographical details. DuBose combines extensive research into... more...

  • Beatrix Potterby Linda Lear

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 18.32

    Beatrix Potter's books are adored by millions, but they were just one aspect of an extraordinary life. This captivating biography brings us the passionate, unconventional woman behind the beloved stories: a gifted artist and shrewd businesswoman; a pioneering scientific researcher; a powerful landowner who conserved acres of Lakeland countryside;... more...

  • Virginia Woolfby Julia Briggs

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 12.40

    Virgina Woolf is the greatest of all British women writers and one of the most influential figures in twentieth-century writing. She was a novelist utterly immersed in books, wholly original, passionate, vivid and with a steely dedication to her art. Yet given that what we value about Woolf's life is her nine great novels, most writing about her tends... more...

  • Gigby Simon Armitage

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 11.27

    A poet is a rock star without the sex'n'drugs, or the rock'n'roll. But that never stopped Simon Armitage dreaming, and in Gig , he explores how music and the muse intertwine in work and in life. Crammed with stories, anecdotes, jokes, absurdities, the odd informal homily, pitfalls and pratfalls (not all the author's own), Yorkshire life and death,... more...