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Lewis Carroll’s Guide For Insomniacs
Lewis Carroll’s Guide For Insomniacs

Lewis Carroll

In Lewis Carroll’s Guide for Insomniacs are collected a splendid variety of puzzles, rhymes, limericks and calming calculations guaranteed to keep you entertained as you search for the elusive rabbit-hole of a good night’s sleep.

A Strange Life – Selected Essays of Louisa May Alcott
A Strange Life – Selected Essays of Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott is best known as the author of Little Women. But she was also a noted essayist who wrote on a wide range of subjects, including her father’s failed utopian commune, life as a Civil War nurse and her experience as a young woman sent to work in service to alleviate her family’s poverty. Blending gentle satire with reportage and emotive biography, these essays show Alcott to be one of the sharpest wits in American literature.

Happy Half-Hours: Selected Writings of A. A. Milne
Happy Half-Hours: Selected Writings of A. A. Milne

A. A. Milne

A delightful selection of writing from non-fiction books and articles by the ever-popular A.A. Milne, many of which haven’t been in print for decades. Introduced by the prize-winning children’s author Frank Cottrell Boyce, this volume is an ideal gift book, bringing A.A. Milne’s brilliant non-fiction back to the spotlight.

A Roundabout Manner: Sketches of Life by W. M. Thackeray
A Roundabout Manner: Sketches of Life by W. M. Thackeray

William Makepeace Thackeray

This is the first ‘sampler’ which covers all of Thackeray’s versatile genius: his cartoons, his journalism, his carefully restrained sentimentality (much to Victorian taste), his cutting satire, his essayism and what one could grandly call the Thackerayan world view.

On Christmas: A Seasonal Anthology
On Christmas: A Seasonal Anthology

A seasonal anthology of Christmas-themed writings to savour during the highs and lows of Christmas Day, introduced by Gyles Brandreth. This delightful book offers a diverse array of classic and contemporary writers who have expressed their thoughts about Christmas over the centuries – with joy, nostalgia, grumpiness, and dazzling wit.

The Russian Soul: Selections from a Writer’s Diary
The Russian Soul: Selections from a Writer’s Diary

Fyodor Dostoevsky

A new anthology of Dostoevsky’s remarkable work ‘A Writer’s Diary’. Brilliantly introduced by Rosamund Bartlett, distinguished scholar and writer, The Diary stands revealed as the work of a writer-activist and blogger avant la lettre, who sought to transform Russian society and humankind itself.

Grumbling at Large: Selected Essays of J. B. Priestley
Grumbling at Large: Selected Essays of J. B. Priestley

J. B. Priestley

A delightful selection of Priestley’s essays, drawing on five decades of his writing. Priestley defined the essay as a ‘prose masterpiece in miniature’ and understood that to perfect the form, the essayist had to stand ‘naked and shivering’ in the very first sentence.

Beautiful and Impossible Things: Selected Essays of Oscar Wilde
Beautiful and Impossible Things: Selected Essays of Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

This popular book of essays by Oscar Wilde is introduced by Gyles Brandreth. Making an ideal gift book for fans of his work, this collection showcases the aphorisms, genius and wit of Oscar Wilde.

Essays on the Self
Essays on the Self

Virginia Woolf

The essays in this collection are, of course, not merely concerned with the self. Woolf does also discuss the rights of women, the revolutions of modernity, the past, present and future of the novel. She is eloquent on social inequality and the agony of war.

My Prizes
My Prizes

Thomas Bernhard

My Prizes is a brilliantly mordant memoir of the background and circumstances of nine literary prizes awarded to Austrian novelist and enfant terrible, Thomas Bernhard, between 1963 and 1980, followed by some of the speeches he delivered on those occasions

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