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Charles Dickens



Michael Slater


Yale University Press 2009
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Driven by childhood demons, Dickens maintained a furious workload throughout his life. In addition to novels, he produced letters, journalism, essays Driven by childhood demons, Dickens maintained a furious workload throughout his life. In addition to novels, he produced letters, journalism, essays and travel books, and his famous after- dinner speeches. Written with warmth, clarity and economy, this masterly biography explores the connections between Dickens'tumultuous emotional life, his outrage at the social conditions of his day, and his prodigious output. Illustrated with many unfamiliar images, it offers a rich and rounded portrait of the writer and the man. ...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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Michael Morpurgo


War Child to War Horse

Maggie Fergusson


Fourth Estate 2012
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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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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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Martin Amis


The Biography

Richard Bradford


Constable 2011
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Milligan's Meaning of Life


An Autobiography of Sorts

Spike Milligan


Penguin 2011
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Shelley



Daniel Hahn


Hesperus 2009
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Keats



Robert Mighall


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John Donne



Nicholas Robins


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Dickinson



Rebecca Swift


Hesperus 2011
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Coleridge



Daniel Hahn


Hesperus 2009
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The Platform of Time


Memoirs of Family and Friends

Virginia Woolf


Hesperus 2008
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