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Prophecy (Arcane, #2)
4.14
Writers all over the world have reason to be grateful to Joanna Penn, a digital-writing pioneer. Generously sharing every detail of her journey from w ...more
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Jan 09, 2012
 
Byron in Love: A Short Daring Life
3.23
This biography adds nothing to our knowledge of Lord Byron. With no bibliography or references, it falls short of contemporary academic practice -- wh ...more
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Sep 01, 2011
 
Your Blue Eyed Boy
3.22
To see Helen Dunmore’s publishers bill her latest novel as a “modern thriller” came as a surprise. Dunmore’s previous fictional outings were psycholog ...more
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Nov 01, 2012
 
The Witch of Exmoor
3.33
`Let them have everything that is pleasant. The windows are open on to the terrace and the lawn, and drooping bunches of wistaria deepen from a washed ...more
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Nov 01, 2012
 
Defending Pornography
3.70
About 30 years ago, a small faction of feminists changed the debate around pornography. Prior to their intervention the picture was simple: in one cor ...more
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Nov 01, 2012
 
Burning Your Boats: The Collected Short Stories
4.30
The world of an Angela Carter short story is a world at once fantastic and familiar. Tigers, werewolves and other beasts stalk through; Bluebeard, Red ...more
Apr 2010
Oct 30, 2012
 
The Last Thing He Wanted
3.47
Joan Didion is that rare thing: an American woman of letters whose pronouncements on that country’s way of life are considered to bear great weight. J ...more
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Nov 01, 2012
 
The Bend for Home
3.78
The Bend For Home - A Memoir by Dermot Healy

Memoirs fall into two types - those which delineate extraordinary lives or those which are so well written
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Nov 01, 2012
 
The Red King's Dream: Lewis Carroll in Wonderland
3.00
In the 1860s, a don at Christ Church College, Oxford, the Reverend Charles Dodgson, wrote two masterpieces for children, Alice's Adventures in Wonderl ...more
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Oct 30, 2012
 
Vamps & Tramps: New Essays
3.66
I WANT to put the bomp back into the bomp-de-bomp’, roars a new book of essays on feminism, sex, popular culture, education and Madonna. Yes, you got ...more
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Oct 30, 2012
 
Anything We Love Can Be Saved
4.07
One of the pieces in this new collection of Alice Walker's is a letter to Bill Clinton, rejecting an invitation to the White House because of the Cuba ...more
Jun 07, 2005
Oct 30, 2012
 
Art Objects: Essays on Ecstasy and Effrontery
3.98
In this collection of essays Jeanette Winterson declares herself a neomodernist, with a commitment to experiment, a disdain for realism and a set of r ...more
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Oct 30, 2012
 
The Castrato and His Wife
3.22
An academic study that's well researched and written -- it tells a fascinating story and gives an insight into musical Dublin life, particularly, at a ...more
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Sep 23, 2011
 
Amazon Categories Create Best Sellers
4.67
Villanueva is the real deal. A woman who has been writing forever (well, since the late 1970s), who has taken to the self-publishing revolution with g ...more
Oct 28, 2012
Oct 28, 2012
 
The God Delusion
3.89
Dawkins deserves credit for his analysis of the damage wrought in religion's name. But he is as tunnel visioned, and at times as misguided, as the fun ...more
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Jan 08, 2012
 
Tao Te Ching
4.31
There are numerous translations of the Tao Te Ching, the classic book of Taoist thought said to have been written by Lao Tsu in the sixth century b.c. ...more
Apr 28, 2013
Apr 28, 2013
 
Maud Gonne
3.78
Cardozo's book falls short of contemporary biographical practice but it is warm, illuminating and true to the woman it portrays, rescuing her from the ...more
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Dec 07, 2011
 
God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
3.93
Religion doesn't poison EVERYTHING (it is a good, as well as bad, influence in the word) and 'God' is a more multi-layered concept than this book want ...more
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Jan 08, 2012
 
The Collected Poems
4.25
Sorry to be such an Irish cliche but yes, he is my favourite poet. I am also fascinated by the disjunction between the poems and the life -- which I'v ...more
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Dec 07, 2011
 
Black List, Section H
3.45
This is very useful for my research. In this book Stuart reaches the pinnacle of his biography as fiction experiment -- he fails as a novelist for a v ...more
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Dec 07, 2011
 
The Vein of Gold
3.96
The best of Cameron's invitations to the creative way, I think, though less well known than The Artist's Way, I think the analysis here is deeper and ...more
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Jul 01, 2014
 
A Far Cry from Kensington
3.82
Enjoyable and fun in places (especially its analysis of publishers and writers) and she captured the narrator's voice and character really well -- but ...more
Apr 04, 2012
Apr 07, 2012
 
Northline
3.96
The best of his books, I think. This author really knows his USA and his pen portraits are vivid and compassionate. He's a writer in the tradition of ...more
Mar 23, 2012
Mar 26, 2012
 
Memories, Dreams, Reflections
4.18
My favourite of my favourite psychologist's books.
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Jul 01, 2014
 
War and Peace
4.09
It and Middlemarch are my favourite classics
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Dec 07, 2011
 
Middlemarch
3.90
It and War and Peace are my favourite classics
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Dec 07, 2011
 
The Accidental
3.22
A book every writer will adore.
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Dec 12, 2011
 
The Diary of a Young Girl
4.06
This is the edition to read.
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Dec 07, 2011
 
The Right to Write: An Invitation and Initiation into the Writing Life
3.96
I'm an admirer of Julia Cameron's work but here I felt she was repeating herself. Most likely to benefit you if you haven't read The Artist's Way or - ...more
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May 15, 2014
 
Cult, A Love Story
4.00
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May 15, 2014
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