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Love from Nancy


The Letters of Nancy Mitford

Charlotte Mosley

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Sceptre 1994
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Nancy Mitford (1904-1973) was one of the great letter writers of last century, and her sparkling correspondence to her famous family and wide circle oNancy Mitford (1904-1973) was one of the great letter writers of last century, and her sparkling correspondence to her famous family and wide circle of friends sheds an extraordinary light on their lives and the times in which they lived. The first published collection of Nancy Mitford's correspondence, this volume draws on 8,000 letters spanning six decades from 1912 to 1973. With introductions, notes and biographical notes on recipients. ...more
 

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The Letters of Rosa Luxemburg



George Adker; Peter Hudlis; Annelie Laschitza

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Verso 2011
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Blending passionate sensibility and a steely intellect with an unshakeable commitment to revolutionary socialism, Rosa Luxemburg is one of the towerinBlending passionate sensibility and a steely intellect with an unshakeable commitment to revolutionary socialism, Rosa Luxemburg is one of the towering figures of the 20th century. This first comprehensive selection of her letters in English ranges from 1891, when she was 20, to her murder in 1919. Addressed to friends, lovers and colleagues, including prominent revolutionaries such as Karl Kautsky and Clara Zetkin, they reveal a multi-faceted woman: a self- effacing humorist, stern economic theorist, affectionate friend and tireless political activist. ...more
 

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Letters from London


Seven Essays by CLR James

Nicholas Laughlin

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Signal 2003
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The Wainwright Letters



Hunter Davies

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Frances Lincoln 2011
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Alfred Wainwright (1907-1991) will always be known for his handwritten, hand-drawn Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells. Throughout his life, he wasAlfred Wainwright (1907-1991) will always be known for his handwritten, hand-drawn Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells. Throughout his life, he was an eloquent and witty correspondent, as this selection of letters, compiled by his biographer and fellow Lakeland resident Hunter Davies testifies. Written to friends, publishers, fans of his guidebooks, and to Betty, his great love and second wife, they reveal a more sensitive character, eccentric, tough-minded yet innocent, than his bluff public persona would suggest. ...more
 

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Speaking for Themselves


The Personal Letters of Winston and Clementine Churchill

Mary Soames

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Black Swan 1999
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Throughout the 57 years of their life together, Winston and Clementine Churchill corresponded almost daily. Their letters, edited by their daughter, tThroughout the 57 years of their life together, Winston and Clementine Churchill corresponded almost daily. Their letters, edited by their daughter, tell of the great events and personalities of 20th century history: the First World War, Churchill's struggle to warn the nation of the Nazi threat, and his meetings with Stalin and Roosevelt. They also speak of more personal dramas, of Churchill's depression and waning powers, and of a love that lasted more than half a century. Previously published as 'Winston and Clementine' ...more
 

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Poet and Critic


The Letters of Ted Hughes and Keith Sagar

Keith Sagar

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British Library 2012
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The correspondence between the English poet Ted Hughes and the literary critic Keith Sagar began in 1969 and lasted until Hughes's death in 1998. In 1The correspondence between the English poet Ted Hughes and the literary critic Keith Sagar began in 1969 and lasted until Hughes's death in 1998. In 144 letters to Sagar, Hughes describes his creative process candidly and in great depth, offering exceptional insights into the poet at work. The correspondence also goes beyond literature, discussing topics such as Hughes's travels, religion, education and his relationship with Sylvia Plath, and provides a significant new perspective on the poet's life and work....more
 

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PG Wodehouse


A Life in Letters

Sophie Ratcliffe

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Hutchinson 2011
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One of the funniest writers of the 20th century, PG Wodehouse shied away from a biography. Drawing on unpublished sources, this definitive edition of One of the funniest writers of the 20th century, PG Wodehouse shied away from a biography. Drawing on unpublished sources, this definitive edition of his letters gives an unrivalled insight into his life and his comic creations. Covering his schooldays, his family's financial troubles, his musical comedy career in New York and the unhappy episode when, interned by the Germans, he was accused of broadcasting Nazi propaganda, it is a book every fan of Jeeves and Wooster will want. ...more
 

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Wordsworth


A Life in Letters

Juliet Barker


Penguin 2007
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Wordsworth's poetry revolutionized English verse with its candour and directness; yet he remained an intensely private person. This collection of lettWordsworth's poetry revolutionized English verse with its candour and directness; yet he remained an intensely private person. This collection of letters, selected by his biographer Juliet Barker, reveals the man in his own words, and those of his family and friends. With an introduction discussing the poet's life and attitude to fame, it charts his journey from fiery radical to revered patriarch, and sheds light on his relations with his wife Mary, his sister Dorothy and his friend Coleridge. ...more
 

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Selected Letters of DH Lawrence



James T Boulton

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Oneworld Classics 2008
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Scrupulously edited by James Boulton, with introductions and biographical details, this selection of Lawrence's correspondence spans his whole adult lScrupulously edited by James Boulton, with introductions and biographical details, this selection of Lawrence's correspondence spans his whole adult life, from early letters as a 16-year-old through to his final years in France. The language remains compelling and dynamic as he corresponds with friends, lovers, fellow authors, editors and others, and touches on the most disparate subjects, from art and literature to love, life and the weather. ...more
 

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Counting One's Blessings


The Selected Letters of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

William Shawcross

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Macmillan 2012
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Drawing on the Royal Archives and the archives at Glamis Castle, the Queen Mother's official biographer presents a selection of letters written by EliDrawing on the Royal Archives and the archives at Glamis Castle, the Queen Mother's official biographer presents a selection of letters written by Elizabeth to her family, friends and a circle of acquaintance that included Winston Churchill, Benjamin Britten and Ted Hughes. Covering all phases of her life - as Elizabeth Bowes- Lyon, Duchess of York, Queen Consort and Queen Mother - the letters illuminate a personality described by her grandson, Prince Charles, as 'wise, loving, with an utterly irresistible mischievousness of spirit'. ...more
 

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WB Yeats & George Yeats


The Letters

Ann Saddlemyer

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Oxford University Press 2011
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Throughout their 22-year marriage, WB Yeats and his wife George corresponded regularly whenever they were apart, discussing family and friends, his wrThroughout their 22-year marriage, WB Yeats and his wife George corresponded regularly whenever they were apart, discussing family and friends, his writing, and the social and political scene in Ireland. Both were enchanting storytellers, and this first, annotated edition of their letters, many never published before, provides a fascinating insight into the poet's artistic ideas, a vivid picture of the world in which they moved, and a touching portrait of Yeats as a husband and father. ...more
 

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Living in America


Poetry and Fiction by South Asian American Writers

Roshni Rustomji-Kerns

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Westview 1995
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Philip Larkin


Letters to Monica

Anthony Thwaite

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Faber 2010
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The Selected Letters of Allen Ginsberg and Gary Snyder



Bill Morgan

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Counterpoint 2010
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Bill Morgan presents a selection from the correspondence between Allen Ginsberg and Gary Snyder, two poets whose long-lasting friendship was one of thBill Morgan presents a selection from the correspondence between Allen Ginsberg and Gary Snyder, two poets whose long-lasting friendship was one of the central relationships of the Beat scene. ...more
 

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The Selected Letters of Allen Ginsberg and Gary Snyder



Bill Morgan

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Counterpoint 2009
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