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Camilla

by Fanny Burney

Camilla, subtitled A Picture of Youth, is a novel by Fanny Burney, first published in 1796. Camilla deals with the matrimonial concerns of a group of young people: Camilla Tyrold and her sisters, the sweet tempered...


Meanwhile There Are Letters: The Correspondence of Eudora Welty and Ross Macdonald

by Suzanne Marrs & Tom Nolan

In 1970, Ross Macdonald wrote a letter to Eudora Welty, beginning a thirteen-year correspondence between fellow writers and kindred spirits. Though separated by background, geography, genre, and his marriage,...


War Letters of General Monash

by John Monash & Tony Macdougall

Monash in his own words . . .

Long before this letter can possibly reach you, great events which will stir the whole world and go down in history will have happened, to the eternal glory of Australia and all...


Letters to My Grandchildren

by David Suzuki

In this inspiring series of letters to his grandchildren, David Suzuki offers grandfatherly advice mixed with stories from his own remarkable life and explores what makes life meaningful. He challenges his grandchildren...


Letters

by Mary Wortley Montagu

 

Immensely learned, self-educated in an era when formal schooling was denied to women, Mary Wortley Montagu was an admired poet, a consistently scandalous doyenne of eighteenth-century London society, and,...


The Hain Diaries

by Peter Hain

A selection of fascinating extracts from notes and digital recordings made by Peter Hain during his twelve years serving in government, The Hain Diaries offers an invaluable insight into the workings and workers...


Extradited: The European Arrest Warrant and My Fight for Justice from a Greek Prison Cell

by Andrew Symeou

2003: The European Arrest Warrant (EAW) is introduced under the Extradition Act. A mechanism intended to facilitate the speed and ease with which criminals are brought to justice, it prevents British courts...


Tolstoy's Diaries Volume 2: 1895-1910

by Leo Tolstoy, R. F. Christian & Rosamund Bartlett

An important and long-overdue contribution to our knowledge of Tolstoy.' D. M. Thomas, Sunday Times

Volume 2 of Tolstoy's Diaries covers the years 1895-1910. These Diaries were meticulously edited by R.F. Christian...


Joyce's War

by Joyce Ffoulkes Parry & Rhiannon Evans

Joyce Ffoulkes Parry was an Australian nurse who came to Britain in 1937 to rediscover her Welsh roots. When was was declared she signed up as a Queen Alexandra's nurse and from 1940 until 1944, when she left...


Selected Letters of Langston Hughes: Edited by Arnold Rampersad and David Roessel

by Langston Hughes, Arnold Rampersad & David Roessel

This is the first comprehensive selection from the correspondence of the iconic and beloved Langston Hughes. It offers a life in letters that showcases his many struggles as well as his memorable achievements....


My Dear Bessie: A Love Story in Letters

by Chris Barker, Bessie Moore & Simon Garfield

AS HEARD ON RADIO 4 'Utterly wonderful' NINA STIBBE, author of Love, Nina Twenty hours have gone since I last wrote. I have been thinking of you. I shall think of you until I post this, and until you get it....


Tolstoy's Diaries Volume 1: 1847-1894

by Leo Tolstoy, R. F. Christian & Rosamund Bartlett

'An important and long-overdue contribution to our knowledge of Tolstoy.' D. M. Thomas, Sunday Times

Volume 1 of Tolstoy's Diaries covers the years 1847-1894 and was meticulously edited by R.F. Christian so as...


Letters to My Black Sons: Raising Boys In a Post-Racial America

by Karsonya Wise Whitehead

"I want you to be fully present in your own life, a change agent who is not afraid to dare to be who you are. I wonder though, my dear sweet child, how I can mother you when I have not been able to mother myself?...


Letters from a Geneva Pensionnat

by Flora Ewing

Very personal, sometimes romantic and naive, the letters will take you through feelings, worries, excitement and emotions with great humour and unimaginable details from a hundred year ago life. The book contains...


Women's Language: An Analysis of Style and Expression in Letters Before 1800

by Eva Haettner Aurelius, Hedda Gunneng & Jon Helgason

By linguistic close-reading of more than a thousand letters from the 12th through the 18th centuries—written in Latin, Swedish, French, German, and English—this compilation analyzes the differences in language...


The Climbing Chronicles

by Harry Parker & John Parker

The Climbing Chronicles record the 1940s climbing exploits of Harry Parker. Born in Blackburn on 29 February 1916, Harry started climbing before the war and continued to do so after its conclusion, exploring...


Alex Salmond: My Part in His Downfall

by Alan Cochrane

Alan Cochrane – or ‘that ghastly man from the Telegraph’, as Alex Salmond’s wife calls him – emerged as a Unionist hero in Scotland’s recent independence battle. Using his daily newspaper column and...


Alex Salmond: My Part in His Downfall

by Alan Cochrane

Alan Cochrane – or ‘that ghastly man from the Telegraph’, as Alex Salmond’s wife calls him – emerged as a Unionist hero in Scotland’s recent independence battle. Using his daily newspaper column and...


Selected Letters of Norman Mailer

by Norman Mailer & J. Michael Lennon

A genuine literary event—an illuminating collection of correspondence from one of the most acclaimed American writers of all time  Over the course of a nearly sixty-year career, Norman Mailer wrote more than...


Celestine

by Gillian Tindall

Late on a summer afternoon in the very heart of rural France, in a small, centuries-old house newly abandoned to its ghosts, Gillian Tindall came upon a cache of letters dating from the 1860s. Neatly folded...