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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

In September 1943, a twenty-nine-year-old postal clerk from North London named Chris Barker found a spare hour to write to a work colleague named Bessie Moore. His letter was innocent enough, but Bessie's response...


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 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: A young climber exploring the mountains of Wales, the Lake District and Scotland in the 1940s

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...


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...


Nobody Home: Writing, Buddhism, and Living in Places

by Gary Snyder & Julia Martin

In this thoughtful, affectionate collection of interviews and letters spanning three decades, beloved poet Gary Snyder talks with South African writer and scholar Julia Martin. Over this period many things changed...


Big Jock

by David Leggat

Jock Wallace lived a life like no other modern football manager. Big Jock now tells the real story of the man, the manager and the legend from his early days in the mining village of Wallyford to the jungles...


In Touch

by Paul Bowles & Jeffrey Miller

This extraordinary collection of correspondence by Paul Bowles spans eight decades and provides an evolving portrait of an artist renowned for his privacy. From his earliest extant letter, written at the age...


Alex Salmond: My Part in His Downfall: The Cochrane Diaries

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...


Dear Elizabeth: A Play in Letters from Elizabeth Bishop to Robert Lowell and Back Again

by Sarah Ruhl

A moving, innovative play based on one of the greatest correspondences in literary history

From 1947 to 1977, Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop exchanged more than four hundred letters. Describing the writing...


Transatlantic Dialogue: Selected American Correspondence of Edmund Gosse

by Paul F. Mattheisen & Michael Millgate

The mauve life and times of Edmund Gosse glow warmly in these letters, delightful to even the most casual reader, engrossing to one with an interest in the distinguished correspondents or in the late-Victorian...


Darling Monster: The Letters of Lady Diana Cooper to Son John Julius Norwich, 1939-1952

by Diana Cooper

Lady Diana Cooper was an aristocrat, a socialite, an actress of stage and early screen. When she married rising political star Duff Cooper, they became the golden couple who knew everyone who was anyone; they...


New Letters to the Tatler and Spectator

by Richmond P. Bond

Ninety-six letters to the Tatler and the Spectator, representing what is probably the largest extant body of unpublished material relating directly to the two journals, appeared for the first time in print in...


Letters to an American Lady

by C. S. Lewis

On October 26, 1950, C. S. Lewis wrote the first of more than a hundred letters he would send to a woman he had never met, but with whom he was to maintain a correspondence for the rest of his life.

Ranging broadly...


Six Weeks of Blenheim Summer: An RAF Officer's Memoir of the Battle of France 1940

by Alastair Panton & Victoria Panton Bacon

Six Weeks of Blenheim Summer is a vivid and lyrical memoir of life as an RAF reconnaissance pilot in France during the hellish summer of 1940. It brings to life the fear, loneliness and pain that Alastair Panton...


Baghdad Diaries

by Nuha Al-Radi

During the Gulf War in 1991, through long nights of relentless bombing and the disappearance of all amenities, Iraqi artist Nuha al-Radi began keeping a diary from her Baghdad home. She captures scenes of surreal...