317 books (16 pages) in this category
The Great War Letters and Diaries of Private James Herbert Gibson
by L. Iris Newbold & K. Bruce Newbold
<p>Private James Herbert (Herb) Gibson was 26 years old when he volunteered for service in the Canadian Expeditionary Force in the First World War. Born near Perth, Ontario and descended from Scottish settlers, Gibson enlisted against his ...eBook
The Intimate Letters of John Osborne and Pamela Lane
by John Osborne & Pamela Lane
<p><strong>A completely fresh insight into the mind of one of the UK’s greatest playwrights, the letters between John Osborne and his first wife, actress Pamela Lane, are also a love letter to a now defunct system of repertory theatre, and life ...eBook
A Victorian Family in Their Own Words
by Patricia Neate
<p><em>My aim … to rescue from oblivion the lives of ordinary people</em> – Athol Fugard</p> <p>In 2005, Patricia Neate inherited a dusty Regency desk that had once belonged to her husband's great grandfather, George Augustus Macirone. Sagging ...eBook
by Thomas Love Peacock
<p>This volume contains a collection of interesting essays by Thomas Love Peacock and other writers, including Virginia Woolf. The essays include: “The Satirists and Fantastics”, “The Four Ages of Poetry”, “Recollections of Childhood”, “The LasteBook
by The Cycling Podcast
<p>Readers as well as listeners can now embark on a journey through the cycling year with The Cycling Podcast, which has been entertaining and informing fans since 2013.</p> <p>Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe share their diaries ...eBook
The Early Journals 1897-1909
by Virginia Woolf
<p>A Passionate Apprentice comprises the first years of Virginia Woolf's Journal - from 1879 to 1909. Beginning in early January, when Woolf was almost fifteen, the pages open at a time when she was slowly recovering from a period of madness ...eBook
With an Excursion up the Rhine, and a Second Visit to Switzerland
by James Fenimore Cooper
In spite of the fact that he is the author of many quintessentially American novels, including The Last of the Mohicans, James Fenimore Cooper spent a significant portion of his life in France, where he moved his family in the hopes of boosting ...eBook
Letters to A Young Reader
by Maria Popova
<p><b>Age range 10+</b></p><p>An expansive collection of love letters to books, libraries, and reading, from a wonderfully eclectic array of thinkers and creators.</p><p>In these pages, some of today’s most wonderful culture-makers—writers, ...
by Christina Stead
<p>'I am not a born writer, but I must say that when I have actually launched myself I get the profoundest and most passionate satisfaction from writing.'-Christina Stead</p><p><i>A Web of Friendship</i> is a collection of Christina Stead's ...
Four Victorian gents at sail on a Norfolk gaffer in 1889
by S. K. Baker
<p>During their university holidays in the late 1880s, S.K. Baker and three of his University College friends clad in stripy blazers and boaters spent time sailing and camping on the Norfolk Broads. Baker, a keen artist and diarist, recorded ...eBook
John Cowper Powys, Virginia Woolfe, Mrs Gaskell, Arthur Symons and Others
<p>A collection of essays, excerpts and assorted writing on the subject of Emily Brontë by such notable writers as John Cowper Powys, Virginia Woolf, Mrs Gaskell, and others. Emily Jane Brontë (1818 – 1848), also known under the pseudonym Ellis ...eBook
by Astrid Lindgren
One of the twentieth century's greatest children's writers - and the creator of Pippi Longstocking - reveals her very personal experience of the Second World War ...
The Man who Created Dr Finlay
by Alan Davies
A.J. Cronin, author of some of the best-loved novels of the mid-twentieth century and the creator of Dr Finlay, has been unjustly overlooked by literary biographers. In this, the first full-length life of this eminent but often neglected writer,eBook
Volume 7 2007–2010
by Alastair Campbell
<p><b>Alastair Campbell’s diaries have the quality of Pepys … people will be looking for insights and finding them in 100 years’ time.” </b><b>Lord Alex Carlile</b><br></p> <p>Caught in the no man’s land between being a key figure in Downing ...
A Democratic German Feminists Response to the Catastrophe of National Socialism
by Edward Timms
<p>How was it possible for a well-educated nation to support a regime that made it a crime to think for yourself? This was the key question for the Stuttgart-based author Anna Haag (1888–1982), the democratic feminist whose anti-Nazi diaries areeBook
by Insight Editions
Record your deepest thoughts with the Aquaman Hardcover Ruled Journal! As one of the most intriguing characters in the DC Universe, Aquaman has been iconic figure for over seventy-five years. Now fans can show off their love for the undisputed ...
by Patricia Hampl
Modern life only seems to become increasingly hectic and stressful, as we try to cram more into each day. In her sparkling new book, acclaimed author Patricia Hampl argues for the necessity of daydreaming and leisure in our over-amped ...
From Chastity to Copper Kettles, Musings of a Victorian Lady
by Elspeth Marr
<p>Aunt Epp penned her life lessons, which form a fascinating glimpse of Victorian life, over sixty years. Sassy and opinionated, Aunt Epp was not afraid to voice her views and give her advice on topics ranging from gingerbread to genitals, ...eBook
A Scrapbook for Bakers