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  • Correspondence with Erskine and A Tour to Corsicaby James Boswell

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 4.99

    James Boswell's Correspondence with Erskine and A Tour to Corsica collects the epistolary literary discussions of Boswell and Andrew Erskine as well as anecdotes from Bosell's tour to Corsica during the movement for national liberation. more...

  • Letters to Dead Authorsby Andrew Lang

    ReadHowYouWant 2007; US$ 4.99

    In this epistolary work, Lang has presented spoof letters that he wrote to various deceased authors. While he generously praises them for their genius and manner of expression, he also addresses the shortcomings of some of these authors. His power of literary appreciation and beauty of expression are evident from this work. more...

  • Witness to Freedomby Thomas Merton

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1995; US$ 6.79

    Witness to Freedom is the fifth and final volume in the extraordinary correspondence of "one of the most original and challenging minds of the mid-twentieth century" (John Tracy Ellis, The New York Times Book Review). Dramatic and revealing, these letters deal with periods of serious crisis in Thomas Merton's life and vocation, giving readers,... more...

  • Correspondance générale 1810?1812by Paul Delbouille; Kurt Kloocke; d'Eckart Pastor; Robert Leroy; Martine Willems

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 264.32

    This volume contains 305 letters covering three years of Constant?s life in which he finally experienced a happy marriage. However, these years were overshadowed by Germaine de Staël?s misfortune, by his enormous gambling losses and also by a dispute with his father which was to last until his father?s death. Constant left France and traveled... more...

  • Diary Of A Shropshire Lassby Janet Baines

    Loose Chippings 2011; US$ 12.99

    Janet Baines has witnessed momentous events at times of her life, particularly before and during the Second World War. At other times, her life could be regarded as unexceptional, were it not for the huge upheaval society experienced in the 20th century and through which she lived. With the intuitive editing of her daughter, Rachel-Claire, Janet covers... more...

  • In Tearing Hasteby Patrick Leigh Fermor; Deborah Devonshire

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 13.99

    In spring 1956, Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire - youngest of the six legendary Mitford sisters - invited the writer and war hero Patrick Leigh Fermor to visit Lismore Castle, the Devonshires' house in Ireland. This halcyon visit sparked off a deep friendship and a lifelong exchange of sporadic but highly entertaining letters. There can rarely have... more...

  • The Further Adventures of a London Call Girlby Belle de Jour

    Orion 2010; US$ 10.99

    ''She lists like Hornby. She talks dirty like Amis. She has the misanthropy of Larkin and examines the finer points of sexual technique as she is adjusting the torque on a beloved but temperamental old E-type...It's hard to believe that this clever and candid new voice has no more to say. Whoever the author is, she should give up the day job. ... more...

  • Something Sensational to Read in the Trainby Gyles Brandreth

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 15.99

    This is a diary packed with famous names and extraordinary stories. It is also rich in incidental detail and wonderful observation, providing both a compelling record of five remarkable decades and a revealing, often hilarious and sometimes moving account of Gyles Brandreth's unusual life -- as a child living in London in the 'swinging' sixties, as... more...

  • The Intimate Adventures Of A London Call Girlby Belle de Jour

    Orion 2010; US$ 10.99

    The bestselling and infamous diary of a high-class call girl, as seen on the show starring Billie Piper. Belle de Jour is the nom de plume of a high-class call girl working in London. This is her story. From the summer of 2003 to the autumn of 2004 Belle charted her day-to-day adventures on and off the field in a frank, funny and award-winning... more...

  • Letters from a Stoicby Seneca; Robin Campbell; Robin Campbell

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 12.68

    A philosophy that saw self-possession as the key to an existence lived 'in accordance with nature', Stoicism called for the restraint of animal instincts and the severing of emotional ties. These beliefs were formulated by the Athenian followers of Zeno in the fourth century BC, but it was in Seneca (c. 4 BC- AD 65) that the Stoics found their most... more...