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Michael Morpurgo


War Child to War Horse

Maggie Fergusson


Fourth Estate 2012
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Michael Morpurgo is one of Britain's best-loved children's authors, whose books Private Peaceful and Michael Morpurgo is one of Britain's best-loved children's authors, whose books Private Peaceful and ...more
 

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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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Letters to Pauline



Stendhal


Hesperus 2011
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Written between 1800 and 1825, many years before the publication of Scarlet and Black, the letters of Henri-Marie Beyle (alias Stendhal) to his sisterWritten between 1800 and 1825, many years before the publication of Scarlet and Black, the letters of Henri-Marie Beyle (alias Stendhal) to his sister Pauline were intended to advise and educate her. What they reveal is the novelist-in-the-making educating himself. Translated by Andrew Brown, with an introduction by Adam Thirlwell. ...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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Kipling Sahib


India and the Making of Rudyard Kipling

Charles Allen


Abacus 2007
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This account of the first part of Kipling's life, between 1865 and 1900, looks in depth at his Bombay childhood and at his 'seven years hard' as an apThis account of the first part of Kipling's life, between 1865 and 1900, looks in depth at his Bombay childhood and at his 'seven years hard' as an apprentice journalist in Upper India. Charles Allen explores how young 'Ruddy' learnt his craft and discovered himself as a writer. 'India made him, charged his imagination,' writes Allen, 'and after he left India in March 1889 ... he was most completely himself as an artist when reinhabiting the two Indian worlds he had left behind'....more
 

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Henry James


His Women and His Art

Lyndall Gordon


Virago 2012
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In April 1894, the novelist Henry James took a gondola out into the Venetian lagoon and tried to drown a bundle of dresses. They belonged to his frienIn April 1894, the novelist Henry James took a gondola out into the Venetian lagoon and tried to drown a bundle of dresses. They belonged to his friend, the writer Constance Fenimore Woolson, who had recently fallen to her death from a balcony. This perceptive biographical study explores the way this mysterious friendship echoed his relationships with Minnie Temple and his sister Alice, and how the ghosts of these women haunted his fiction. ...more
 

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Dangerous Waters


The Life and Death of Erskine Childers

Leonard Piper


Hambledon 2003
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Harold Pinter



William Baker


Continuum 2008
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Pinter remains one of the most significant English writers of the late 20th century. This brief introduction for students and general readers sets thePinter remains one of the most significant English writers of the late 20th century. This brief introduction for students and general readers sets the Nobel prizewinner's complete output - poems, screenplays, letters and journalism as well as plays - in the context of his life. It examines the themes and language that give his work its distinctive power, discusses his outspoken political beliefs, and offers a portrait of both the writer and the man. ...more
 

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Martin Amis


The Biography

Richard Bradford


Constable 2011
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Martin Amis's life is itself the stuff of fiction. Son of one of the most popular novelists of the post-war era, he forged a groundbreaking style of wMartin Amis's life is itself the stuff of fiction. Son of one of the most popular novelists of the post-war era, he forged a groundbreaking style of writing that owes little to his father, or to anyone else. This absorbing biography offers the real Martin Amis - elegant, tortured, kind, aloof, loved by women and devoted family man. It evaluates the unique achievement and wide-ranging influence of his menacing novels, and discloses the autobiographical thread that runs through his work. ...more
 

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Milligan's Meaning of Life


An Autobiography of Sorts

Spike Milligan


Penguin 2011
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Spike Milligan's show business career began as a jazz musician and singer but it was his revolutionary and anarchic sketches in the The Goon Show thatSpike Milligan's show business career began as a jazz musician and singer but it was his revolutionary and anarchic sketches in the The Goon Show that made his name and have since inspired generations of British comedians. Throughout his life he wrote prolifically: scripts, poetry, cartoon sketches, parodies, fiction and several volumes of memoir. In this biography, his long-time manager and agent has assembled this material to present an idiosyncratic version of Milligan's life, in his own words. ...more
 

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Shelley



Daniel Hahn


Hesperus 2009
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The Poetic Lives series offers short, authoritative biographies of the world's best-known poets, illustrated by extracts from their works. Each book tThe Poetic Lives series offers short, authoritative biographies of the world's best-known poets, illustrated by extracts from their works. Each book traces its subject's youth, writing career and literary legacy, while demonstrating the interplay of art and life. ...more
 

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Keats



Robert Mighall


Hesperus 2009
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The Poetic Lives series offers short, authoritative biographies of the world's best-known poets, illustrated by extracts from their works. Each book tThe Poetic Lives series offers short, authoritative biographies of the world's best-known poets, illustrated by extracts from their works. Each book traces its subject's youth, writing career and literary legacy, while demonstrating the interplay of art and life. ...more
 

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John Donne



Nicholas Robins


Hesperus 2011
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The Poetic Lives series offers short, authoritative biographies of the world's best-known poets, illustrated by extracts from their works. Each book tThe Poetic Lives series offers short, authoritative biographies of the world's best-known poets, illustrated by extracts from their works. Each book traces its subject's youth, writing career and literary legacy, while demonstrating the interplay of art and life. ...more
 

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Dickinson



Rebecca Swift


Hesperus 2011
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The Poetic Lives series offers short, authoritative biographies of the world's best-known poets, illustrated by extracts from their works. Each book tThe Poetic Lives series offers short, authoritative biographies of the world's best-known poets, illustrated by extracts from their works. Each book traces its subject's youth, writing career and literary legacy, while demonstrating the interplay of art and life. ...more
 

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Coleridge



Daniel Hahn


Hesperus 2009
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The Poetic Lives series offers short, authoritative biographies of the world's best-known poets, illustrated by extracts from their works. Each book tThe Poetic Lives series offers short, authoritative biographies of the world's best-known poets, illustrated by extracts from their works. Each book traces its subject's youth, writing career and literary legacy, while demonstrating the interplay of art and life. ...more
 

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