'Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the ... read more

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: Anne Lamott
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Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
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: Penguin Putnam Inc
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: 232mm X 154mm X 26mm
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: Colm T Ib N
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New Ways to Kill Your Mother
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'I was born in the year J.M. Coetzee published his third novel, Waiting for the Barbarians. My mother read this dark, disturbing book with its multiple scenes of torture as she breastfed me at night, while my older sister slept and the house ... read more

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: 9781760640613
: Schwartz Publishing Pty, Limited
: Black Inc.
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: Ceridwen Dovey
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Ceridwen Dovey on JM Coetzee: Writers on Writers
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If readers have ever been too frightened to start Hannibal, couldn’t wait for The Long Goodbye to end, or wondered what should be next on their summer reading list, this fascinating book is exactly what they need. Readers will find short and insightful e... read more

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: 9780762442768
: Running Press Book Publishers
: Running Press Book Publishers
: 19.70 cmmm X 13.30 cmmm X 1.90 cmmm
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: Carmen Callil
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A Brief Guide to the Modern Library
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A fascinating tour through the curious history of Western civilization told through its most emblematic invention - the book. As well as leafing through the well-known titles that have helped shape the world in which w... read more

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: 9781782435570
: Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
: Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
: 198mm X 26mm
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: Dr. Oliver Tearle
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The Secret Library : A Book Lovers Journey through Curiosities of History
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A fascinating guide to the best literary landmarks in London that takes the reader into publishing houses and along paths of inspiration, revealing the stories behind the stories. * One of the world's greatest literary cities, London has streets full of stories and buildin... read more

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: 9781782435044
: Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
: Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
: 198mm X 129mm X 21mm
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: Eloise Millar
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Literary London
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The apostrophe causes more problems in the English language than any other aspect of grammar. Grown adults with a university education don’t know how to use it properly, and our high streets are filled with hilarious examples of its mis... read more

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: 9780750965125
: History Press Limited
: The History Press Ltd
: 174mm X 111mm
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: Patrick C. Nochtree
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: en
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Apostrophe Catastrophe: And Other Grammatical Grumbles
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"Let's eat Grandma" OR "Let's eat, Grandma"?This fun yet informative book offers bite-sized tips and advice on everything you need to know about grammar-including common misspellings, how to use punctuation correctly, and applying the right tense-and will turn you from a logophobe to a grammarphile in no time

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: 9781849537575
: Summersdale Publishers
: Summersdale Publishers
: 141mm X 141mm
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: Joanne Adams
: Hardback
: English
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Grammar: Know Your Shit or Know You're Shit
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This is a unique journey through English spelling, untangling the fascinating origins of its greatest eccentricities. Why is there an 'h' in ghost? William Caxton, inventor of the printing press and his Flemish employees are to blame: wit... read more

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: 9781846685682
: Profile Books Ltd
: Profile Books Ltd
: 198mm X 129mm
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: David Crystal
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Spell it Out: The Singular Story of English Spelling
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This 'engaging history of punctuation' (Wall Street Journal) is not only the first history of its kind, but a complete guide on how to use English punctuation. Behind every punctuation mark lies a thousand stories. The punctuation ... read more

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: 9781781253519
: Profile Books Ltd
: Profile Books Ltd
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: David Crystal
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Making a Point: The Pernickety Story of English Punctuation
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David Crystal explains grammar's rules and irregularities, shows how to navigate its snares and pitfalls, and explores its history and varieties. He gives practical guidance on how grammar may be used for different purposes and in differe... read more

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: 9781781256015
: Profile Books Ltd
: Profile Books Ltd
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: David Crystal
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Making Sense: The Glamorous World of English Grammar
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"Hitchens presents a George Orwell fit for the 21st century. "-Boston Globe. In this widely acclaimed biographical essay, Christopher Hitchens assesses the life, the achievements, and the myth of the great political writer and participant George Orwell. In true emulative... read more

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: 9780465030507
: The Perseus Books Group
: Basic Books
: 204mm X 135mm X 15mm
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: Christopher Hitchens
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: First Trade Paper Edition
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Why Orwell Matters
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