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The Gulag Archipelago
The Gulag Archipelago Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
'It helped to bring down an empire. Its importance can hardly be exaggerated' Doris Lessing, Sunday Telegraph
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The Diamond Smugglers
The Diamond Smugglers Ian Fleming
The fantastic true story of the world's greatest smuggling racket, as told by the creator of James Bond
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Scott on Waterloo
Scott on Waterloo Walter Scott
As we commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, read Walter Scott's first hand accounts of his travels to the battlefield, in fascinating and bloody detail
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Of Walking In Ice
Of Walking In Ice Werner Herzog
'Herzog's existential journey through a hostile winter landscape is one of the great modern pilgrimages - a record of physical suffering, of hallucination and ecstatic revelation, of portents and animals, of the wreckage of history and myth. Of Walking in Ice has the eerie power of the best fairytales. It hits you with the force of dreams and leaves you with the taste of snow-filled air' Helen MacDonald, author H is for Hawk, winner of the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass was a key figure in helping to secure the abolition of slavery in America – discover his Narrative on the 150th anniversary of that event.
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Aubrey's Brief Lives
Aubrey's Brief Lives John Aubrey
The ground-breaking book that invented modern biography - elegant, vivid and deeply entertaining
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My Own Story
My Own Story Emmeline Pankhurst
The great leader of the women’s suffrage movement tells the story of her fight for equality
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Pepita
Pepita Vita Sackville-West
A colourful family history – scandal, perjury, forgery, passionate love affairs and class conflict – and a revealing self-portrait of the author herself, the extraordinary Vita Sackville-West
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Memoirs
Memoirs Kingsley Amis
'Endlessly entertaining... Good, rollicking stuff, and a delight to read... Sir Kingsley Amis is surely one of the funniest men alive' Auberon Waugh, Sunday Telegraph
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Green Hills Of Africa
Green Hills Of Africa Ernest Hemingway
'In a class by itself-the country, at all hours shines bright and clear in these pages' Daily Telegraph
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The Journals
The Journals John Cheever
‘Invariably thoughtful, honest, beautifully written’ Guardian
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Lost Years
Lost Years Christopher Isherwood
'His writing soon becomes addictive as one self-disclosure follows another. What better recommendation for a diary could there be?' - The Times
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Pack My Bag
Pack My Bag Henry Green
The autobiography of Henry Green, one of the twentieth century's finest writers, is as unconventional and brilliant as its author-subject.
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A Walk With A White Bushman
A Walk With A White Bushman Laurens Van Der Post
A Walk with a White Bushman offers a tempting preamble to many longer explorations. For those who have, it offers the kind of renewed inspiration of which there can never be too much.
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Venture To The Interior
Venture To The Interior Laurens Van Der Post
An account of a journey on foot across the mountains to the two lost worlds of Central Africa
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Jung And The Story Of Our Time
Jung And The Story Of Our Time Laurens Van Der Post
'The fascination of Jung is inescapable and van der Post has given us an excellent book - eloquent, learned and most impressive in its evocation of a devilishly provocative man' - The Nation
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You've Had Your Time
You've Had Your Time Anthony Burgess
Following Little Wilson and Big God, this is the second volume of Anthony Burgess's autobiography, spanning the years from 1959 - 1982, from the start of his professional writing career to the centenary of James Joyce's birth and its effect on Burgess.
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Shakespeare
Shakespeare Anthony Burgess
A delightful and uniquely imaginative tribute to the Bard, incorporating biography, theatrical history, and a vivid recreation of the Elizabethan age.
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The Journals
The Journals John Fowles
A major literary landmark: the second volume of one of the most extraordinary journals of our time.
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The Emigrants
The Emigrants W. G. Sebald
'Strange, beautiful and terribly moving' A.S. Byatt, Times Literary Supplement
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A Rose For Winter
A Rose For Winter Laurie Lee
'He writes like an angel, and conveys the pride and vitality of the humblest Spanish life with unfailing sharpness, zest and humour' SUNDAY TIMES
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The Invisible Writing
The Invisible Writing Arthur Koestler
'Perhaps the most remarkable autobiography since the confessions of Rousseau' V. S. Pritchett, New Statesman
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The Journals Volume 1
The Journals Volume 1 John Fowles
A major literary landmark: the second volume of one of the most extraordinary journals of our time.
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