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The following books are available in Letters, Essays & Quotations (716 titles):


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Sweet Songs Of Zion by John Betjeman (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

This unique collection brings together a series of BBC Radio talks John Betjeman gave towards the end of his life. Previously unpublished, and brought together for the first time by the editor of the... read more


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The Proud Highway: 1955-67, Saga Of A Desperate Southern Gentleman V.1: Fear And Loathing Letters: 1955-67, Saga Of A Desperate Southern Gentleman Vol by Hunter S. Thompson (More from this author). Added: In the last week

The Proud Highway is the first in an anticipated three- volume collection of the letters of Hunter S. Thompson. It includes letters spanning a 12-year period, during which time Thompson survived... read more


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Soul On Ice by Eldridge Cleaver (More from this author). Added: In the last week

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Dawn Of The Dumb: Dispatches From The Idiotic Frontline by Charlie Brooker (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Polite, pensive, mature, reserved ...Charlie Brooker is none of these things and less. Rude, unhinged, outrageous, and above all funny, "Dawn of the Dumb" is essential reading for anyone with a brain... read more


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Notes From A Big Country by Bill Bryson (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Here's a fact for you. According to the latest "Abstract of the UnitedStates", every year more than 400,00 Americans suffer injuries involving beds,mattresses or pillows...That is more people than... read more


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Writing Home by Alan Bennett (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Bringing together the hilarious, revealing, and lucidly intelligent writing of one of England’s best known literary figures, Writing Home includes the journalism, book and theater reviews, and... read more


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The Age Of Absurdity: Why Modern Life Makes It Hard To Be Happy by Michael Foley (More from this author). Added: In the last month

In a wry take on how contemporary culture is antithetical to happiness, Michael Foley paints a philosophical but hugely entertaining portrait of the cultural landscape—and comes up smilingThe good... read more


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Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores The Hidden Side Of Everything by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner (More from this author). Added: In the last month

Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? How much do parents really matter? These may not sound like typical questions for... read more


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A Guide To Tolkien by David Day (More from this author). Added: In the last month

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How Proust Can Change Your Life by Alain De Botton (More from this author). Added: In the last month

This is a genius-level piece of writing that manages to blend literary biography with self-help and tongue-in-cheek with the profound. The quirky, early 1900s French author Marcel Proust acts as the... read more


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Leonardo's Mountain Of Clams And The Diet Of Worms by Stephen Jay Gould (More from this author). Added: In the last month

Stephen Jay Gould needs no introduction as he is probably the best-known popularizer of the biological and earth sciences who is also a practising scientist. Likewise his ongoing series of "Essays... read more


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A Natural History Of Love by Diane Ackerman (More from this author). Added: In the last 3 months

The bestselling author of A Natural History of the Senses now explores the allure of adultery, the appeal of aphrodisiacs, and the cult of the kiss. Enchantingly written and stunningly informed, this... read more


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Serendipities: Language And Lunacy by Prof Umberto Eco (More from this author). Added: In the last 3 months

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When You Are Engulfed In Flames by David Sedaris (More from this author). Added: In the last 3 months

"David Sedaris's ability to transform the mortification of everyday life into wildly entertaining art," (The Christian Science Monitor) is elevated to wilder and more entertaining heights than ever... read more


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How Mumbo-jumbo Conquered The World: A Short History Of Modern Delusions by Francis Wheen (More from this author). Added: In the last 3 months

A big bestseller in the UK and right on about the U.S.: Francis Wheen's delightful "assault on all things irrational, inexplicable, dumb-headed and phony" (The Financial Times) What characterizes... read more


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The Cat That Could Open The Fridge: A Curmudgeon's Guide To Christmas Round Robin Letters by Simon Hoggart (More from this author). Added: In the last 3 months

The advent of the home computer has made Christmas round robin letters ubiquitous. Where once the hot news about Tamsin's A levels would be sent in a short note, now it's not unusual to get a letter... read more


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Return Of The Timewaster Letters by Robin Cooper (More from this author). Added: In the last 3 months

In his 2004 bestseller, "The Timewaster Letters", Robin Cooper plagued everyone from the Campaign for Courtesy to the British Halibut Association with his bizarre and surreal written requests. In... read more


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Why Do Dogs Drink Out Of The Toilet? by Marty Becker, Gina Spadafori (More from this author). Added: In the last 3 months

To the untrained eye not much that dogs do makes sense. What possible reason can there be for barking when you're on the phone, smelling each other's behinds and rolling in stuff that stinks? Award... read more


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Slightly Foxed: Cooking With A Poet: No. 8 by Gail Pirkis (Editor), Hazel Wood (Editor) (More from this author). Added: In the last 3 months

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23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism by Ha-Joon Chang (More from this author). Added: In the last 3 months

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