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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...


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...


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...


Their Trade is Treachery

by Harry Champan Pincher

Harry Chapman Pincher is regarded as one of the finest investigative reporters of the twentieth century. Over the course of a glittering six-decade career, he became notorious as a relentless investigator of...


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...