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A Book of Untruths

by Miranda Doyle

<p><em>A Book of Untruths</em> is a family story told through a series of lies. Each short chapter features one of these lies and each lie builds to form a picture of a life-Miranda Doyle's life as she struggles to understand her complicated ...

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A Celtic Temperament

Robertson Davies as Diarist

by Robertson Davies

<p>Versatile and prolific, Robertson Davies was an actor, journalist and newspaper publisher, playwright, essayist, founding master of Massey College at the University of Toronto, and one of Canada’s greatest novelists. He was also an obsessive,

ISBN: 9780771027659

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A Child of the Century

by Ben Hecht

<p>First published in 1954, in this quintessential autobiography Ben Hecht recounts his childhood, education, and career as journalist, playwright, and screenwriter, describes famous political and literary acquaintances, and examines U.S. ...

ISBN: 9781787202627

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A Childhood In Scotland

by Christian Miller

<p>Introduced by Dorothy Parker. ‘When I was a little girl, the ghosts were more real to me than the people.’ In this perceptive and unpretentious autobiography Christian Miller recalls her privileged but at the same time deprived upper-class ...

ISBN: 9781847675101

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A Clip of Steel

by Thomas Blackburn

<p>'The poet Thomas Blackburn faced his inner darkness with a savage courage and wrote exquisite poetry exploring the demons which haunted him. This memoir is painfully honest about those demons, yet it also reveals Thomas Blackburn as a master ...

ISBN: 1230000909761

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A Companion to Literary Biography

by Richard Bradford

<p><strong>An authoritative review of literary biography covering the seventeenth century to the twentieth century</strong></p> <p><em>A Companion to Literary Biography</em> offers a comprehensive account of literary biography spanning the ...

ISBN: 9781118896259

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A Daughter of Isis

The Early Life of Nawal El Saadawi

by Nawal El Saadawi

<ol> <li> <p>Volume one of the autobiography of Nawal El Saadawi, the Arab world's leading feminist.</p> </li> <li> <p>Paints a beautifully textured portrait of the childhood that moulded Saadawi into a novelist and fearless campaigner for ...

ISBN: 9781786993083

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A Day with Coleridge

by May Byron

<p>&quot;IN a beautiful part of beautiful Somerset, where the &quot;soft orchard and cottage scenery&quot; is dimpled between blue hillslopes, where meadows and woods and translucent streams compete with each other in charm,—in the lovely region

ISBN: 9786050381955

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A Day with John Milton

by May Clarissa Gillington Byron

<p>John Milton was a great English poet who served as a civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell.  With epic poems such as Paradise Lose and Paradise Regained, Milton remains one of the most famous writers in English ...

ISBN: 9781531279745

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A Day with Keats

by May Clarissa Gillington Byron

<p>May Clarissa Gillington Byron was a British writer and poet. He is best known for her abridgements of J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan books. May Byron wrote biographies of great artists. &nbsp;Her series Days with the Great Composers, Days with the ...

ISBN: 1230000799461

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A Day with Walt Whitman

by May Byron

"About six o'clock on a midsummer morning in 1877, a tall old man awoke, and was out of bed next moment,—but he moved with a certain slow leisureliness, as one who will not be hurried. The reason of this deliberate movement was obvious,—he had ...

ISBN: 9786050381962

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A Day with William Shakespeare

by May Clarissa Gillington Byron

<p>Mary Clarissa &quot;May&quot; Byron (1861 – 1936) was a British writer and poet, best known for her abridgements of J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan books. She published under the names May Byron, M.C. Gillington and Maurice Clare. Byron specialized ...

ISBN: 1230000799508

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A Dutiful Son

by Pascal Bruckner

Pascal Bruckner's memoir reads like a novel, a Bildungsroman which charts his journey from pious Catholic child to leading philosopher and writer on French culture. The key figure in Bruckner's life is his father, a virulent anti-Semite, who ...

ISBN: 9781910213179

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A Fighter Pilot Looks At the World Upside Down

Book 4 of a Philosophical Memoir By Dick Jonas

by Dick Jonas

This is the fourth in a series of books expressing my observations about humankind, society, and the universe. The content of the books in the series is laid out in chronological sequence. The tidbits of wisdom, called "blurbs," (or vignettes, ...

ISBN: 9780692033166

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A Forgotten Man

The Life and Death of John Lodwick

by Geoffrey Elliott

<p>John Lodwick (1916-1959) was one of the great novelists of the early twentieth century. Yet his novels, and indeed his own extraordinary life story, have been virtually lost to the mists of time. Geoffrey Elliott here, for the first time, ...

ISBN: 9781786721990

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A Fragment of Life

An Autobiography

by Hebe Morgan

<p>There is a problem for the writer who decides to write his or her autobiography; and it is one that I have had to make a decision about. I know who I am when I am being myself in my day to day existence; I know who I am when I am writing and ...

ISBN: 9781490731230

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A Girl Walks Into a Book

What the Brontes Taught Me about Life, Love, and Women's Work

by Miranda K. Pennington

ISBN: 9781580056571

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A History of Irish Autobiography

by Liam Harte

<p>A History of Irish Autobiography is the first ever critical survey of autobiographical self-representation in Ireland from its recoverable beginnings to the twenty-first century. The book draws on a wealth of original scholarship by leading ...

ISBN: 9781108547352

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A Journey From Darkness into the Light

A Personal Journey

by craig lock

<p>A personal Journey</p> <p>PROLOGUE<br /> I came across this fine bit of writing, which I could closely relate to in those dark days in -. Diana’s words describe my feelings better than I could myself… so here they are…</p> <p>“People speak

ISBN: 1230003035665

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A Lasting Record

by Stephen Downes

<p>The strange tale of America's best pianist and the Australian lipstick salesman who immortalised his genius. A compelling and surprising tale of musical passion, tragedy and revival. In his prime, William Kapell was acknowledged to be 'the ...

ISBN: 9780730499909

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