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

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 279.68

    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...

  • Oscar Wildeby Barbara Belford

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 23.00

    In this elegant and affectionate biography of one of the most controversial personalities of the nineteenth century, Barbara Belford breaks new ground in the evocation of Oscar Wilde's personal life and in our understanding of the choices he made for his art. Published for the centenary of Wilde's death, here is a fresh, full-scale examination of the... more...

  • Diary Of A Shropshire Lassby Janet Baines

    Loose Chippings 2011; US$ 12.40

    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...

  • 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...

  • In Tearing Hasteby Patrick Leigh Fermor; Deborah Devonshire

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 12.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Talking About Jane Austen in Baghdadby Bee Rowlatt; May Witwit

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 12.68

    A London mum and Iraqi teacher should have nothing in common. Yet now, despite their differences, they're the firmest of friends . . . Talking About Jane Austen in Baghdad by Bee Rowlatt and May Witwit is a touching and poignant portrait of an unlikely friendship. Would you brave gun-toting militias for a cut and blow dry? May's a tough-talking,... more...

  • Letters to a Young Poetby Rainer Maria Rilke; Charlie Louth

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 12.68

    Originally written to a young man considering a career in the German military, Rainer Maria Rilke's beautiful letters explore a huge range of subjects delicately and with a passionate sensitivity. The recipient, Franz Kappus, began to send his poetry to the 27-year-old Rilke when a student, seeking advice. Their correspondence lasted from 1902 to 1908,... more...