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Two Girls, One On Each Knee
Two Girls, One On Each Knee Alan Connor
This book is a celebration of the ins, outs, ups and downs of the crossword in all its glory, taking in D-Day, Fleet Street, computers, Reggie  Perrin, Brief Encounter, Bletchley Park, Pompeii, swearing, Queen Victoria and the word 'Raisiny'.
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Inside Vogue: My Diary of Vogue's 100th Year
Inside Vogue: My Diary of Vogue's 100th Year Alexandra Shulman
The fascinating and gossipy diary of Vogue's centenary year from its hugely influential Editor-in-chief.
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The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall
The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall Anne Bronte
Anne Brontë's powerful novel is an exploration of a woman's struggle for creative freedom and domestic independence, and disturbed many readers on first publication, including her own sister Charlotte.
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Hound Of The Baskervilles
Hound Of The Baskervilles Arthur Conan Doyle
The beloved Sherlock Holmes novel published as an Essential for the first time.
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A Kestrel For A Knave
A Kestrel For A Knave Barry Hines
Barry Hines's A Kestrel for a Knave was published in 1968, and was made into one of the key British films of the sixties. Billy Casper is beaten by his drunken brother, ignored by his mother and failing at school. He seems destined for a hard, miserable life down the pits, but for a brief time, he finds one pleasure in life: a wild kestrel that he has raised and tamed himself.
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Troublesome Words
Troublesome Words Bill Bryson
With Troublesome Words, bestselling writer Bill Bryson gives us a clear, concise and entertaining guide to the problems of English usage and spelling.
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The Invisible Woman
The Invisible Woman Claire Tomalin
Claire Tomalin's multi-award-winning story of the life of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens is a remarkable work of biography and historical revisionism that returns the neglected actress to her rightful place in history.
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Fierce Bad Rabbits
Fierce Bad Rabbits Clare Pollard
A nostalgic and eye-opening journey through our best-loved picture books, from Peter Rabbit to The Gruffalo.
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Zeitoun Dave Eggers
'Harrowing, spellbinding . . . nothing less than an indictment of the entire Bush era.'  Observer
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