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The following books are available in Letters, Essays & Quotations (735 titles):


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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 week

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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Made In America by Bill Bryson (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Bill Bryson's "Informal History of the English Language in the United States" is, in a word, fascinating. After reading this tour de force, it's clear that a nation's language speaks volumes... read more


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

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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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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I Was Told There'd Be Cake by Sloane Crosley (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Wry, hilarious, and profoundly genuine, this debut collection of literary essays is a celebration of fallibility and haplessness in all their glory. From despoiling an exhibit at the Natural History... 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 month

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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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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Virtual History: Alternatives And Counterfactuals by Niall Ferguson (Editor) (More from this author). Added: In the last month

This meaty, scholarly collection of essays by gifted historian Niall Ferguson tackles the controversial topic of counterfactual questions: What if Hitler had invaded Britain in WWII? What if JFK had... read more


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The Book Of General Ignorance (A Quite Interesting Book) by John Lloyd, John Mitchinson (More from this author). Added: In the last month

Who made the first aeroplane flight? How many legs does an octopus have? How much water should you drink every day? What is the chance of tossing a coin and it landing on heads? What happens if you... read more


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The Atheist's Guide To Christmas by Ariane Sherine (More from this author). Added: In the last month

42 atheist celebrities, comedians, scientists and writers give their funny and serious tips for enjoying the Christmas season.When the Atheist Bus Campaign was first launched, over £150,000, was... 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 month

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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 month

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The World According To Clarkson by Jeremy Clarkson (More from this author). Added: In the last month

Jeremy Clarkson, shares his opinions on just about everything in The World According to Clarkson. Jeremy Clarkson has seen rather more of the world than most. He has, as they say, been around a bit.... read more


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The Great Gatsby: York Notes Advanced by F. Scott Fitzgerald (More from this author). Added: In the last month

In 1922, F Scott Fitzgerald announced his decision to write "something new--something extraordinary and beautiful and simple, intricately patterned". That extraordinary, beautiful, intricately... read more


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Promises, Promises: Essays On Literature And Psychoanalysis by Adam Phillips (More from this author). Added: In the last month

This is a collection of essays that sets out to make and break the links between psychoanalysis and literature. It gives insights into anorexia and cloning, the work of Tom Stoppard and A.E. Housman,... read more


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The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins (More from this author). Added: In the last month

Discover magazine recently called Richard Dawkins "Darwin's Rottweiler" for his fierce and effective defense of evolution. Prospect magazine voted him among the top three public intellectuals in the... read more


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Something To Declare by Julian Barnes (More from this author). Added: In the last month

According to his publisher, Something to Declare reflects Julian Barnes' "long and passionate relationship with France". This is slightly disingenuous. More than half the book actually reflects his... read more


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Pies And Prejudice: In Search Of The North by Stuart Maconie (More from this author). Added: In the last month

A northerner in exile, stateless and confused, hearing rumors of Harvey Nichols in Leeds and Maseratis in Wilmslow, the author goes in search of The North. Delving into his own past, it is a... read more


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What The Dog Saw: And Other Adventures by Malcolm Gladwell (More from this author). Added: In the last month

What is the difference between choking and panicking? Why are there dozens of varieties of mustard-but only one variety of ketchup? What do football players teach us about how to hire teachers? What... read more


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Letters On England (Classics) by Voltaire (More from this author). Added: In the last month

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