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The following books are available in Letters, Essays & Quotations (712 titles):


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Notes From A Big Country by Bill Bryson (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

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 Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts On Being A Woman by Nora Ephron (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

With her disarming, intimate, completely accessible voice, and dry sense of humor, Nora Ephron shares with us her ups and downs in I Feel Bad About My Neck, a candid, hilarious look at women who are... read more


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Essays (Penguin Modern Classics) by George Orwell (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Imagine any of today's writers of "creative nonfiction" dispatching a rogue elephant before an audience of several thousand. Now, imagine the essay that would result. Can we say "narcissism"? As part... read more


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Stet by Diana Athill (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Diana Athill has had a most interesting and varied life, and the title she has chosen for her autobiography is proofreaders' jargon for "Let it stand". In other words: no regrets. It's a fine title.... read more


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The View From Here: Life At Seventy by Joan Bakewell (More from this author). Added: In the last month

Built loosely on her much-loved Guardian column - "Just 70" - "The View from Here" is Bakewell's discerning and heartwarming account of life at 70 and beyond. A household name and a popular radio and... read more


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Letters From The Trenches by Cyril Morrell (More from this author). Added: In the last month

A collection of correspondence from a private soldier at the Front during World War I with the East Yorkshire regiment. The correspondence concludes with letters from his friends in the army, and... 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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Am I Alone In Thinking... ?: Unpublished Letters To The Editor (Daily Telegraph) by Iain Hollingshead (Editor), Matt (Illustrator) (More from this author). Added: In the last month

Readers of the 'brilliant Telegraph Letters page', as Ian Hislop recently lauded it, will be fondly aware of the eclectic combination of learned wisdom, wistful nostalgia and robust good sense that... read more


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The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook (Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbooks) by Joshua Piven, David Borgenicht (More from this author). Added: In the last month

How could it get any worse? For the latest book in the phenomenally successful Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook series, the authors have pulled out all the stops, harkening back to the core... read more


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Things To Do Now That You're 60 by Graeme Kent (More from this author). Added: In the last month

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Holidays In Hell (A Picador Book) by P. J. O'Rourke (More from this author). Added: In the last month

P.J. O'Rourke travels to hellholes around the globe in Holidays in Hell, looking for trouble, the truth, and a good time. After casually sight-seeing in war-torn Lebanon and being pepper-gassed in... read more


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Dude, Where's My Country? by Michael Moore (More from this author). Added: In the last month

The people of the United States, according to author and filmmaker Michael Moore (Bowling for Columbine, Stupid White Men), have been hoodwinked. Tricked, he says, by Republican lawmakers and their... read more


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Can Any Mother Help Me by Jenna Bailey (More from this author). Added: In the last month

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

A uniquely British twist on the goofy letters-to-strangers genre, this brilliant compilation chronicles one man's outrageous and bizarre letters—to trade groups, department stores, clubs,... read more


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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (Everyman Library) by John Locke (More from this author). Added: In the last month

An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (Abridged And Edited)


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Dress Your Family In Corduroy And Denim by David Sedaris (More from this author). Added: In the last month

Most of us would be lucky to be able to express ourselves in writing half as well as David Sedaris does in Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim. But on top of his skills with the written word, the... read more


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Chocolate And Cuckoo Clocks: The Essential Alan Coren by Alan Coren (More from this author). Added: In the last month

In a prolific 40-year career Alan Coren wrote for the Times, Observer, Tatler, Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, Listener, Punch, and the New Yorker, and published more than 20 books including The Sanity... read more


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Reliable Essays: The Best Of Clive James by Clive James (More from this author). Added: In the last month

Depending on your generation, Reliable Essays: the Best of Clive James either introduces or re-introduces a seriously entertaining literary talent. Collections of James' essays seem to appear... read more


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The Pleasures And Sorrows Of Work by Alain De Botton (More from this author). Added: In the last month

To some degree, what the reader takes way from Alain de Botton's The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work will be influenced by what that particular reader brings to it. If you are looking for a serious 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