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  • What I Know Now About Successby Ellyn Spragins

    Da Capo Press 2010; US$ 20.00

    Erma Bombeck once said, When I stand before God at the end of my life, I'd hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me.'” How each woman defines success might be a personal matter, but there are certain gems of wisdom we can all share. Editor Ellyn Spragins invited women from all walks of life... more...

  • Letters of Sylvia Plath Volume Iby Sylvia Plath; Peter K Steinberg; Karen Kukil

    Faber & Faber 2017; US$ 44.99

    Sylvia Plath (1932-1963) was one of the writers that defined the course of twentieth-century poetry. Her vivid, daring and complex poetry continues to captivate new generations of readers and writers. In the Letters , we discover the art of Plath's correspondence, most of which has never before been published and is here presented unabridged, without... more...

  • Burt's Lettersby Edmund Burt

    Birlinn 2017; US$ 7.49

    In 1730, Edmund Burt was sent to Scotland to work as a contractor for the government. For most of the time he was based in Inverness from where he wrote regularly to an acquaintance in London about his experiences. Burt had an insatiable curiosity about everything. From cooking and personal hygiene (the standards of which continually shocked him),... more...

  • On the Wagonby Lennox Nicholson

    Affirm Press 2017; US$ 17.99

    Jack Kerouac’s On the Road helped to define freedom for a generation. But when a young recovering alcoholic turned to the Beat classic for inspiration, he saw more warning signs and wreckages than enlightenment and self-discovery. Was that really freedom? more...

  • Dashing for the Postby Patrick Leigh Fermor; Adam Sisman

    Hodder & Stoughton 2016; US$ 13.99

    A revelatory collection of letters written by the author of The Broken Road. Handsome, spirited and erudite, Patrick Leigh Fermor was a war hero and one of the greatest travel writers of his generation. He was also a spectacularly gifted friend. The letters in this collection span almost seventy years, the first written ten days before Paddy's... more...

  • In the Land of Painby Alphonse Daudet

    Random House 2018; US$ 12.68

    Alphonse Daudet was a highly popular nineteenth-century French novelist, whose work radiated humour and good cheer. Few knew that for his entire adult life he suffered from syphilis, a disease both unmentionable and incurable at the time. What even fewer realised was that he kept an intimate notebook in which he recorded the development and terrifying... more...

  • Scout, Atticus & Booby Mary McDonagh Murphy

    Random House 2015; US$ 11.27

    ‘You come away from Murphy’s book with a renewed amazement at what Lee was able to achieve with a single perfect novel’ Entertainment Weekly First published in 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird is not only a beloved classic, but also a touchstone in literary and social history. This book commemorates more than half a century of To Kill a Mockingbird... more...

  • Empty Without Youby Roger Streitmatter

    Free Press 1999; US$ 25.00

    The relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and Associated Press reporter Lorena Hickok has sparked vociferous debate ever since 1978, when archivists at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library discovered eighteen boxes filled with letters the two women exchanged during their thirty-year friendship. But until now we have been offered only the odd quotation... more...

  • Funny Letters from Famous Peopleby Charles Osgood Wood

    Crown/Archetype 2003; US$ 15.00

    In this humorous collection of celebrity wit, acclaimed broadcaster and humorist Charles Osgood offers witticisms penned by luminaries ranging from Abraham Lincoln to Andy Rooney. Known for his clever commentary and witty radio-show rhymes, Charles Osgood here selects and introduces a collection of hilarious correspondence from some of our best-loved... more...

  • Zora Neale Hurstonby Carla Kaplan

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 21.00

    “ I mean to live and die by my own mind,” Zora Neale Hurston told the writer Countee Cullen. Arriving in Harlem in 1925 with little more than a dollar to her name, Hurston rose to become one of the central figures of the Harlem Renaissance, only to die in obscurity. Not until the 1970s was she rediscovered by Alice Walker and other admirers. Although... more...