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  • In Tearing Hasteby Patrick Leigh Fermor; Deborah Devonshire

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 15.84

    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$ 17.11

    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...

  • 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...

  • In Tearing Hasteby Patrick Leigh Fermor; Deborah Devonshire

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; Not Available

    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; Not Available

    ''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; Not Available

    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...

  • Notes on Life and Lettersby Joseph Conrad

    The Floating Press 1921; US$ 3.99

    Polish-born author Joseph Conrad is best known as one of the finest prose stylists ever to have written in English. In addition to producing such masterpieces as Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim, Conrad also wrote prodigiously in his private life, producing a large body of correspondence. This fascinating collection brings together a large volume of... more...

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

    Orion 2010; Not Available

    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 to a Young Poetby Rainer Maria Rilke; Charlie Louth

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 14.38

    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...

  • The Joys of Excessby Samuel Pepys

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 11.18

    As well as being the most celebrated diarist of all time, Samuel Pepys was also a hearty drinker, eater and connoisseur of epicurean delights, who indulged in every pleasure seventeenth-century London had to offer. Whether he is feasting on barrels of oysters, braces of carps, larks' tongues and copious amounts of wine, merrymaking in taverns... more...