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  • The Tale of Beatrix Potterby Matthew Dennison

    Head of Zeus 2016; US$ 11.65

    A beautifully written and produced celebration of the life of Beatrix Potter, one of the nation's best-loved authors. more...

  • Agatha Christie?s Complete Secret Notebooksby John Curran; Agatha Christie; David Suchet

    HarperCollins Publishers 2016; US$ 29.21

    Agatha Christie?s Complete Secret Notebooks brings together for the first time Secret Notebooks and Murder in the Making, two volumes that explore the fascinating contents of her 73 notebooks. This includes illustrations, deleted extracts, unused ideas, two unpublished Poirot stories and a lost Miss Marple. more...

  • This Long Pursuit: Reflections of a Romantic Biographerby Richard Holmes

    HarperCollins Publishers 2016; US$ 24.34

    From the great biographer of the Romantics, ?This Long Pursuit? is a sweeping exploration of a career devoted to the art of life-writing. more...

  • Waldenby Henry David Thoreau

    Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 1.29

    Henry David Thoreau is considered one of the leading figures in early American literature, and Walden is without doubt his most influential book. It recounts the author's experiences living in a small house in the woods around Walden Pond near Concord in Massachusetts. Thoreau constructed the house himself, with the help of a few friends, to see... more...

  • Arielby Derek Johns

    Faber & Faber 2016; US$ 21.87

    Jan Morris is one of the great British writers of the post-war era. Soldier, journalist, writer about places (rather than 'travel writer'), elegist of the British Empire, novelist, she has fashioned a distinctive prose style that is elegant, fastidious, supple, and sometimes gloriously gaudy. For many readers she is best known for her candid... more...

  • Algrenby Mary Wisniewski

    Chicago Review Press 2016; US$ 29.99

    The first examination of Nelson Algren in over 25 years, Algren is the definitive biography of one of the best-known writers of mid-20th-century America. Journalist Mary Wisniewski interviewed dozens of Algren's inner circle, including photographer Art Shay and the late Studs Terkel, and examined Algren's unpublished writing and correspondence, including... more...

  • Outlandish Knightby Minoo Dinshaw

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; Not Available

    In his enormously long life (he was born in 1903 and died in 2000), Steven Runciman managed not just to be a great historian of the Crusades and Byzantium, but Grand Orator of the Orthodox Church, a member of the Order of Whirling Dervishes, Greek Astronomer Royal and Laird of Eigg. His friendships, curiosities and plottings entangled him in a huge... more...

  • Ted Hughesby Jonathan Bate

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 13.49

    Ted Hughes, Poet Laureate, was one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. He was one of Britain?s most important poets. With an equal gift for poetry and prose, he was also a prolific children?s writer and has been hailed as the greatest English letterwriter since John Keats. His magnetic personality and insatiable appetite for friendship,... more...

  • The Late John Marquandby Stephen Birmingham

    Open Road Distribution 2016; US$ 11.99

    The Late John Marquand is an engrossing and well-studied literary biography of one of twentieth century America?s finest writers of fiction, by the bestselling protégé who took up his mantle.   more...

  • What are the Blind Men Dreaming?by Noemi Jaffe; Julia Sanches; Ellen Elias-Bursac

    Deep Vellum Publishing 2016; US$ 14.99

    Three generations of women reflect, in their own words, on the Holocaust and bearing witness in Jewish and Brazilian identity. more...