• 100 Children's Books: That Inspire Our World
    100 Children's Books: That Inspire Our World
    ISBN: 9781911641087
    Title: 100 Children's Books: That Inspire Our World
    Author: SALTER COLIN

    In 100 Children's Books That Inspired Our World, author Colin Salter brings together an exceptional collection of truly groundbreaking children's books - from Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer to the graphic novels of Dr. Seuss. All the classic children's authors are represented with one stand-out book, plus mentions for their best-known works. Entries include: Alice in Wonderland, Treasure Island, Charlotte's Web, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Matilda, Watership Down, Tales of Hans Christian Anderson, Grimms Fairy Tales, Peter Pan, A Bear Called Paddington, The Snowman, The Secret Garden, How to Train Your Dragon, Anne of Green Gables, Harry Potter, James and the Giant Peach, The Gruffalo, Mr Men, Coraline, Herge's Adventures of TinTin, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Finn Family Moomintroll, Swiss Family Robinson, Heidi, The Hobbit, The Red Balloon, The Jungle Book, Mary Poppins, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, His Dark Materials, The Railway Children, Noddy, The House at Pooh Corner, The Sheep Pig, Stig of the Dump, Fungus the Bogeyman, Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, Secret Seven, Famous Five, Black Beauty, The Diary of a Young Girl, The Boy in Striped Pyjamas, Artemis Fowl and many more who lived happily ever after.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • 100 Great Books in Haiku (Pop Penguin)
    100 Great Books in Haiku (Pop Penguin)
    ISBN: 9780141399423
    Title: 100 Great Books in Haiku (Pop Penguin)
    Author: BADER DAVID

    In the sixteenth century, Zen monks in Japan developed the haiku, an unrhymed poetic form consisting of 17 syllables arranged in three lines. Now, in One Hundred Great Books in Haiku, David Bader has applied this ancient poetic form to the classics. From Homer to Milton to Dostyevsky, the great books are finally within reach of even the shortest attention spans!

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.00
    $14.00
  • 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die
    1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die
    ISBN: 9781760524036
    Title: 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die
    Author: BOXALL PETER ED

    Delve into the pages of this sumptuously illustrated book and take a tour of the greatest novels that the world has to offer. Fully updated for 2018.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • 30-Second Literature: The 50 Most Important Styles, Forms & Genres of Literature, Each Explained in Half a Minute
    30-Second Literature: The 50 Most Important Styles, Forms & Genres of Literature, Each Explained in Half a Minute
    ISBN: 9781782408444
    Title: 30-Second Literature: The 50 Most Important Styles, Forms & Genres of Literature, Each Explained in Half a Minute
    Author: BERTHOUD ELLA

    Whether you're looking for a new author or genre to explore, 30-Second Literature provides you with summaries of the major literary genres, styles and histories.

    Part of the 30-Second series, this introductory guide to literature is split into 7 chapters that cover:
    • The History of Literature - from Sanskrit to Modernism
    • The Novel - in all its glorious& genres
    • Literary Prose - non-fiction from diaries to philosophies
    • Poetry - from the sonnet to the haiku
    • Drama - interesting theatrical forms and genres
    • Literary Devices - the techniques authors use in their works
    • Literary Styles - the& features and history of different styles of writing
    Each topic is summarized in 300 words and contains a small bibliography for you to expand your bookworm horizons. You can also brush up on literary terms ahead of that book-club meeting, as each chapter features its own glossary. Interspersed throughout the book are profiles of key literary figures that have impacted one of our most beloved hobbies.
    Literature is not just any written work; it is work that has stood the test of time, that is most widely thought to be of lasting merit. Just how& particular books are elevated to literary status, reflects the values and judgements of society and mirrors the development of civilisation. This book is a broad overview of the multitude of voices used to describe our human experience.

    If you like this, you might also be interested in 30-Second Mythology . . .



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Alice: Curioser & Curioser
    Alice: Curioser & Curioser
    ISBN: 9781838510046
    Title: Alice: Curioser & Curioser
    Author: BAILEY KATE (ED)

    Explore the phenomenon of Alice in Wonderland, which has captivated readers from Walt Disney to Annie Leibovitz for over 150 years
    Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland is a cultural phenomenon. First published in 1865, it has never been out of print and has been translated into 170 languages. But why does it have such enduring and universal appeal for both adults and children?

    This book explores the global impact of Alice in Wonderland across art, design and performance from the nineteenth century to today. It shows how Alice has been re-imagined and reinterpreted by each new generation: from the original illustrations by John Tenniel to artwork by Peter Blake and Salvador Dali, and from the 1951 Disney movie to Tim Burton's latest interpretation.

    This beautiful, playful publication also includes specially commissioned interactive illustrations by award-winning artist Kristjana S. Williams, as well as quotes from an array of cultural creators from Stephen Fry to Tim Walker, Ralph Steadman to Little Simz about the profound influence of Alice on their work.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $85.00

    $85.00
  • America's Greatest Library: An Illustrated Chronology of the Library of Congress
    America's Greatest Library: An Illustrated Chronology of the Library of Congress
    ISBN: 9781911282136
    Title: America's Greatest Library: An Illustrated Chronology of the Library of Congress
    Author: COLE JOHN Y.


    Packed with fascinating facts, compelling images, and little-known nuggets of information, this new go-to illustrated guide to the history of the Library of Congress will appeal to history buffs and general readers alike. It distils over two hundred years of history into an engaging read that makes a Washington icon relevant today.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $72.00
    $72.00
  • American Canon: Literary Genius from Emerson to le Guin
    American Canon: Literary Genius from Emerson to le Guin
    ISBN: 9781598536409
    Title: American Canon: Literary Genius from Emerson to le Guin
    Author: BLOOM HAROLD & MIKICS DAVID (ED)

    Our foremost literary critic celebrates the American pantheon of great writers from Emerson and Whitman to Hurston and Ellison, to Ursula K. LeGuin, Philip Roth, and Thomas Pynchon.

    Harold Bloom is our greatest living student of literature, "a colossus among critics" (The New York Times) and a "master entertainer" (Newsweek). Over the course of a remarkable career spanning more than half a century, in such best-selling books as The Western Canonand Shakespeare- The Invention of the Human, he transformed the way we look at the masterworks of western literature. Now, in the first collection devoted to his illuminating writings specifically on American literature, Bloom reflects on the surprising ways American writers have influenced each other across more than two centuries. The American Canongathers five decades of Bloom's essays, occasional pieces, and introductions as well as excerpts from several of his books, weaving them together into an unrivalled tour of the great American bookshelf. Always a champion of aesthetic power, Bloom tells the story of our national literature in terms of artistic struggle against powerful predecessors and the American thirst for selfhood. All of the visionary American writers who have long preoccupied Bloom--Emerson and Whitman, Hawthorne and Melville, and Dickinson, Faulkner, Crane, Frost, Stevens, and Bishop--are here, along with Hemingway, James, O'Connor, Ellison, Hurston, LeGuin, Ashbery and many others. Bloom's enthusiasm for these American geniuses is contagious, and he reminds us how these writers have shaped our sense of who we are, and how they can summon us to be yet better versions of ourselves.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Associated Press Guide to News Writing, 2 Edition
    Associated Press Guide to News Writing, 2 Edition
    ISBN: 9780768943733
    Title: Associated Press Guide to News Writing, 2 Edition
    Author: PETERSON'S


    The Associated Press Guide to News Writing, is the standard professional resource for both novice and experienced news writers. This practical handbook is the ideal writing style guide for all reporters, writers, editors, and English and journalism students. It covers all the essentials of good news writing, according to the styles and guidelines set forth by the Associated Press--with lively examples from today's newspapers. This authoritative guide includes:
  • Professional advice about crafting a good feature story
  • In-depth reviews of important principles in news writing
  • Expert guidance on writing concise, informative copy, source citations, and more.
  • Clear and instructive discussions of specialized styles.


  • Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
$34.00
  • Au Revoir, Tristesse: Lessons in Happiness from French Literature
    Au Revoir, Tristesse: Lessons in Happiness from French Literature
    ISBN: 9781419742989
    Title: Au Revoir, Tristesse: Lessons in Happiness from French Literature
    Author: GROSKOP VIV

    A lighthearted look at how to bring more humor, happiness, and joie de vivre into our lives through French literature

    Like many people the world over, Viv Groskop wishes she was a little more French. A writer, comedian, and journalist, Groskop studied the language obsessively starting at age 11, and spent every vacation in France, desperate to escape her Englishness and to have some French chic rub off on her. In Au Revoir, Tristesse, Groskop mixes literary history and memoir to explore how the classics of French literature can infuse our lives with joie de vivre and teach us how to say goodbye to sadness. From the frothy hedonism of Colette and the wit of Cyrano de Bergerac to the intoxicating universe of Marguerite Duras and the heady passions of Les Liaisons dangereuses, this is a love letter to great French writers. With chapters on Marcel Proust, Victor Hugo, Gustave Flaubert, Stendhal, Honor de Balzac, Albert Camus, and of course Fran oise Sagan, this is a delectable read for book lovers everywhere.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00

    $40.00
  • Babel: Around the World in 20 Languages
    Babel: Around the World in 20 Languages
    ISBN: 9781781256411
    Title: Babel: Around the World in 20 Languages
    Author: DORREN GASTON

    English is the world language, except that most of the world doesn't speak it--only one in five people does. Dorren calculates that to speak fluently with half of the world's 7.4 billion people in their mother tongues, you would need to know no fewer than twenty languages. He sets out to explore these top twenty world languages, which range from the familiar (French, Spanish) to the surprising (Malay, Javanese, Bengali). Babel whisks the reader on a delightful journey to every continent of the world, tracing how these world languages rose to greatness while others fell away and showing how speakers today handle the foibles of their mother tongues. Whether showcasing tongue-tying phonetics or elegant but complicated writing scripts, and mind-bending quirks of grammar, Babel vividly illustrates that mother tongues are like nations: each has its own customs and beliefs that seem as self-evident to those born into it as they are surprising to the outside world.
    Among many other things, Babel will teach you why modern Turks can't read books that are a mere 75 years old, what it means in practice for Russian and English to be relatives, and how Japanese developed separate "dialects" for men and women. Dorren lets you in on his personal trials and triumphs while studying Vietnamese in Hanoi, debunks ten widespread myths about Chinese characters, and discovers that Swahili became the lingua franca in a part of the world where people routinely speak three or more languages. Witty, fascinating and utterly compelling, Babel will change the way you look at and listen to the world and how it speaks.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Better Books / Better Bookz: Art, Anarchy, Apostasy, Counter-Culture & the New Avant-garde
    Better Books / Better Bookz: Art, Anarchy, Apostasy, Counter-Culture & the New Avant-garde
    ISBN: 9783960984580
    Title: Better Books / Better Bookz: Art, Anarchy, Apostasy, Counter-Culture & the New Avant-garde
    Author: HEIL AXEL, KESHVANI ROZEMIN & WEIBEL PETER

    In the 1960s and '70s, the legendary independent London bookstore Better Books, located on the Charing Cross Road, was the hub for Britain's counterculture, with the likes of Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, Alexander Trocchi, John Latham, Jeff Nuttall, Bob Cobbing, Barry Miles and Gustav Metzger regularly giving readings and performances or exhibiting their works. Countless other writers and artists got their start there by encountering the books, authors or artists that would determine their vocations and change their lives. With its unique range of small-press/underground literature, poetry readings, film screenings and happenings, Better Books was the hub of London's 1960s counterculture scene. This book is the first to examine this special historic moment. Gathering archival documents, previously unpublished texts and photographs with the voices of the protagonists who launched this revolution, this volume provides a secret history of the real London counterculture.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $85.00
    $85.00
  • Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany for People Who Love Books
    Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany for People Who Love Books
    ISBN: 9781452167237
    Title: Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany for People Who Love Books
    Author: MOUNT JANE

    Perfect gift for book lovers, writers and your book club


    Book lovers rejoice! In this love letter to all things bookish, Jane Mount brings literary people, places, and things to life through her signature and vibrant illustrations.


    Readers of Jane Mount'sBibliophile will delight in:

    • Touring the world's most beautiful bookstores
    • Testing their knowledge of the written word with quizzes
    • Finding their next great read in lovingly curated stacks of books
    • Sampling the most famous fictional meals
    • Peeking inside the workspaces of their favorite authors

    A source of endless inspiration, literary facts and recommendations:Bibliophile is pure bookish joy and sure to enchant book clubbers, English majors, poetry devotees, aspiring writers, and any and all who identify as book lovers.


    If you have read or own:I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life; The Written World: The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, and Civilization; orHow to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines; then you will want to read and own Jane Mount'sBibliophile.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Bibliostyle: How We Live at Home with Books
    Bibliostyle: How We Live at Home with Books
    ISBN: 9781743795910
    Title: Bibliostyle: How We Live at Home with Books
    Author: FREUDENBERGER NINA


    'A room without books is like a body without soul.' - Cicero
    &
    In Bibliostyle, interior designer Nina Freudenberger teams up with& New Yorker writer Sadie Stein, and Architectural Digest photographer Shade Degges to celebrate the beauty of books and the personal touch they bring to the homes they live in.
    &
    Though books are beautiful objects in their own right, our connection to them goes beyond the physical. In every home featured in Bibliostyle, the library is the undisputed heart of the home, a place that holds the homeowner's passions, values and stories& in its& books.
    &
    With its gorgeous photography, Bibliostyle offers a peek into the private libraries of passionate readers from all over the world and all walks of life, including Karle Ove Knausgaard, Art Spiegelman and Françoise Mouly, Silvia Whitman and Phillip Lim. Featuring an abundance of& rare collections, floor-to-ceiling shelves and stacks upon stacks of books, Bibliostyle is a visual feast and inspiration for every bibliophile.
    &



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Burning Down the House Essays on Fiction
    Burning Down the House Essays on Fiction
    ISBN: 9781555975081
    Title: Burning Down the House Essays on Fiction
    Author: BAXTER CHARLES


    Graywolf reissues one of its most successful essay collections with two new essays and a new foreword by Charles Baxter


    As much a rumination on the state of literature as a technical manual for aspiring writers, Burning Down the House has been enjoyed by readers and taught in classrooms for more than a decade. Readers are rewarded with thoughtful analysis, humorous one-liners, and plenty of brushfires that continue burning long after the book is closed.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition
    Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition
    ISBN: 9780226287058
    Title: Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition
    Author: 17TH EDITION

    Technologies may change, but the need for clear and accurate communication never goes out of style. That is why for more than one hundred years The Chicago Manual of Style has remained the definitive guide for anyone who works with words.

    In the seven years since the previous edition debuted, we have seen an extraordinary evolution in the way we create and share knowledge. This seventeenth edition of The Chicago Manual of Style has been prepared with an eye toward how we find, create, and cite information that readers are as likely to access from their pockets as from a bookshelf. It offers updated guidelines on electronic workflows and publication formats, tools for PDF annotation and citation management, web accessibility standards, and effective use of metadata, abstracts, and keywords. It recognizes the needs of those who are self-publishing or following open access or Creative Commons publishing models. The citation chapters reflect the ever-expanding universe of electronic sources--including social media posts and comments, private messages, and app content--and also offer updated guidelines on such issues as DOIs, time stamps, and e-book locators.

    Other improvements are independent of technological change. The chapter on grammar and usage includes an expanded glossary of problematic words and phrases and a new section on syntax as well as updated guidance on gender-neutral pronouns and bias-free language. Key sections on punctuation and basic citation style have been reorganized and clarified. To facilitate navigation, headings and paragraph titles have been revised and clarified throughout. And the bibliography has been updated and expanded to include the latest and best resources available.

    This edition continues to reflect expert insights gathered from Chicago's own staff and from an advisory board of publishing experts from across the profession. It also includes suggestions inspired by emails, calls, and even tweets from readers. No matter how much the means of communication change, The Chicago Manual of Style remains the ultimate resource for those who care about getting the details right.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $134.00

    $134.00
  • Children's Literature: the New Critical Idiom
    Children's Literature: the New Critical Idiom
    ISBN: 9781138667952
    Title: Children's Literature: the New Critical Idiom
    Author: HINTZ CARRIE


    Children's Literature is an accessible introduction to this engaging field. Carrie Hintz offers a defining conceptual overview of children's literature that presents its competing histories, its cultural contexts, and the theoretical debates it has instigated.



    Positioned within the wider field of adult literary, film, and television culture, this book also covers:



    • Ideological and political movements
    • Children's literature in the age of globalization
    • Postcolonial literature, ecocriticism, and animal studies


    Each chapter includes a case study featuring well-known authors and titles, including Charlotte's Web, Edward Lear, and Laura Ingalls Wilder. With a comprehensive glossary and further reading, this book is invaluable reading for anyone studying Children's Literature.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Complete Flags of the World
    Complete Flags of the World
    ISBN: 9781409353713
    Title: Complete Flags of the World
    Author: DORLING KINDERSLEY

    Explore the world, flag by flag

    From Antigua to New Zealand discover the flags of the world with this updated edition of Complete Flags of the World.

    Learn all about flags from around the world - from the meaning behind country flags, national flags, world flags, state flags and naval flags to the meanings of flag symbols. Spanning geography, communications, politics, sport, history, culture, design and art, this is the ultimate book of flags, covering over 400 flags and flag history, explaining the widespread use and significance of flags and flag design. Each national flag is covered: detailed notes and annotations will tell you all about its history, design development, the significance of colours, symbols, crests and coats of arms and any recent changes.

    Complete Flags of the World (previous ISBN 9781405333023) is the perfect guide to flags for the budding vexillophile.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Confessions of a Bookseller
    Confessions of a Bookseller
    ISBN: 9781788162302
    Title: Confessions of a Bookseller
    Author: BYTHELL SHAUN

    "Do you have a list of your books, or do I just have to stare at them?"Shaun Bythell is the owner of The Bookshop in Wigtown, Scotland. With more than a mile of shelving, real log fires in the shop and the sea lapping nearby, the shop should be an idyll for bookworms. Unfortunately, Shaun also has to contend with bizarre requests from people who don't understand what a shop is, home invasions during the Wigtown Book Festival and Granny, his neurotic Italian assistant who likes digging for river mud to make poultices.The Diary of a Bookseller (soon to be a major TV series) introduced us to the joys and frustrations of life lived in books. Sardonic and sympathetic in equal measure, Confessions of a Bookseller will reunite readers with the characters they've come to know and love.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Consider This
    Consider This
    ISBN: 9781472155511
    Title: Consider This
    Author: PALAHNIUK CHUCK


    Renowned, bestselling novelist Chuck Palahniuk takes us behind the scenes of the writing life, with postcards from decades on the road and incredible examination of the power of fiction and the art of storytelling.


    In this spellbinding blend of memoir and insight, bestselling author Chuck Palahniuk shares stories and generous advice on what makes writing powerful and what makes for powerful writing.


    With advice grounded in years of careful study and a keenly observed life, Palahniuk combines practical advice and concrete examples from beloved classics, his own books, and a "kitchen-table MFA" culled from an evolving circle of beloved authors and artists, with anecdotes, postcards from the road, and much more.


    Clear-eyed, sensitive, illuminating, and knowledgeable, Consider This is Palahniuk's love letter to stories and storytellers, booksellers and books themselves. Consider it a classic in the making.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Cult Writers: 50 Nonconformist Novelists You Need to Know
    Cult Writers: 50 Nonconformist Novelists You Need to Know
    ISBN: 9780711250642
    Title: Cult Writers: 50 Nonconformist Novelists You Need to Know
    Author: SMITH IAN HAYDN

    What makes a cult writer?&

    Whether pioneering in their craft, fiercely and undeniably unique& or critically divisive, cult writers come in all shapes and guises. Some gain instant fame, others instant notoriety, and more still remain anonymous until a chance change in fashion sees their work propelled into the limelight.

    Cult Writers& introduces 50 novelists deserving of a cult status. The literary genres and subjects explored within these writers' pages are rich and diverse - acting as mirrors& of their genius minds. From Irvine Welsh's gritty Edinburgh streets, to Ken Kesey's drug-fuelled madness; from feminist trailblazer Sylvia Plath to the magical realism of Angela Carter - discover& little knowns with small, devout followings and superstars& gracing the covers of magazines. Each writer is& special in their individuality and their ability to inspire, antagonise and delight.&

    Following Cult Artists, Cult Filmmakers and Cult Musicians& -& Cult Writers is an essential addition to any book lover's& library, as well as an entertaining introduction& to our& weird and wonderful world of literature.

    The writers:&
    Kathy Acker, James Baldwin, J.G. Ballard, Mikhail Bulgakov, Charles Bukowski, William S. Burroughs, Octavia E. Butler, Italo Calvino, Albert Camus, Angela Carter, Colette, Maryse Conde, Julio Cortazar, Philip K. Dick, Douglas Coupland, Marguerite Duras, Ralph Ellison, Elena Ferrante, Janet Frame, Jean Genet, Joseph Heller, Michel Houellebecq, James Joyce, Franz Kafka, Ken Kesey, Chris Kraus, Milan Kundera, Ursula K. Le Guin, Doris Lessing, Cormac McCarthy, Carson McCullers, Yukio Mishima, Haruki Murakami, Anais Nin, Sylvia Plath, Thomas Pynchon, Raymond Queneau, Ayn Rand, Pauline Reage, Jean Rhys, Juan Rulfo, Francoise Sagan, J.D. Salinger, Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, Donna Tartt, Jim Thompson, J.R.R. Tolkien, Kurt Vonnegut, Virginia Woolf, Irvine Welsh.&


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Death by Shakespeare: Snakebites, Stabbings & Broken Hearts
    Death by Shakespeare: Snakebites, Stabbings & Broken Hearts
    ISBN: 9781472958211
    Title: Death by Shakespeare: Snakebites, Stabbings & Broken Hearts
    Author: HARKUP KATHRYN


    An in-depth look at the science behind the creative methods Shakespeare used to kill off his characters.


    In Death By Shakespeare, Kathryn Harkup, best-selling author of A is for Arsenic and expert on the more gruesome side of science, turns her expertise to William Shakespeare and the creative methods he used to kill off his characters. Is death by snakebite really as serene as Cleopatra made it seem? How did Juliet appear dead for 72 hours only to be revived in perfect health? Can you really kill someone by pouring poison in their ear? How long would it take before Lady Macbeth died from lack of sleep? Harkup investigates what actual events may have inspired Shakespeare, what the accepted scientific knowledge of the time was, and how Elizabethan audiences would have responded to these death scenes. Death by Shakespeare reveals this and more in a rollercoaster of Elizabethan carnage, poison, swordplay and bloodshed, with an occasional death by bear-mauling for good measure.
    In the Bard's day death was a part of everyday life. Plague, pestilence and public executions were a common occurrence, and the chances of seeing a dead or dying body on the way home from the theater was a fairly likely scenario. Death is one of the major themes that reoccurs constantly throughout Shakespeare's canon, and he certainly didn't shy away from portraying the bloody reality of death on the stage. He didn't have to invent gruesome or novel ways to kill off his characters when everyday experience provided plenty of inspiration.


    Shakespeare's era was also a time of huge scientific advance. The human body, its construction and how it was affected by disease came under scrutiny, overturning more than a thousand years of received Greek wisdom, and Shakespeare himself hinted at these new scientific discoveries and medical advances in his writing, such as circulation of the blood and treatments for syphilis.


    Shakespeare found dozens of different ways to kill off his characters, and audiences today still enjoy the same reactions--shock, sadness, fear--that they did over 400 years ago when these plays were first performed. But how realistic are these deaths, and did Shakespeare have the science to back them up?



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Devil's Dictionary
    Devil's Dictionary
    ISBN: 9781851245079
    Title: Devil's Dictionary
    Author: BIERCE AMBROSE

    The Devil's Dictionary Ambrose Bierce The Devil's Dictionary is a satirical dictionary written by American journalist and author Ambrose Bierce. Originally published in 1906 as The Cynic's Word Book, it features Bierce's witty and often ironic spin on many common English words. Retitled in 1911, it has been followed by numerous "unabridged" versions compiled after Bierce's death, which include definitions absent from earlier editions.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Devil's Dictionary
    Devil's Dictionary
    ISBN: 9781847498175
    Title: Devil's Dictionary
    Author: BIERCE AMBROSE

    A celebrated journalist in his lifetime, Ambrose Bierce's began circulating his own sardonic, mischievous definitions of words in his various columns for San Francisco newspapers. Over several years these were then compiled and expanded into entries for a mock dictionary originally published as The Cynic's Word Book.
    One of the most popular satirical works of American literature, The Devil's Dictionary o here published in its most complete 1911 version o brilliantly lays bare the hypocrisies of American society and displays a razor-sharp wit to rival that of Bierce's contemporary Mark Twain.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $17.00
    $17.00
  • Diary of a Bookseller
    Diary of a Bookseller
    ISBN: 9781781258637
    Title: Diary of a Bookseller
    Author: BYTHELL SHAUN

    Hilarious, wry, and charming, Shaun Bythell's stories from his second-hand bookshop in remotest Scotland are sure to delight readers of all stripes.The Diary of a Bookseller is the funny and fascinating memoir of Shaun Bythell's experiences at the helm of The Bookshop, Scotland's largest second hand bookstore-and the delightfully unusual staff members, eccentric customers, and surreal buying trips to crumbling estates and auction houses that make up his life there.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Do You Read Me? Bookstores Around& the World
    Do You Read Me? Bookstores Around& the World
    ISBN: 9783899559941
    Title: Do You Read Me? Bookstores Around& the World
    Author: STRAUSS MARIANNE JULIA ED

    Lose yourself in the pages of this showcase of some of the most beautiful, innovative, and successful bookshops around the world. Bookshops are powerful places with the -freedom to deep-dive into their niche, from -cooking to cartoons, architecture to anarchy. - Do you read me? reconsiders the bookshop as a cornerstone of the community, where subcultures have the physical space to thrive. Bookshops are universally recognized as marketplaces of knowledge, curiosity, inspiration, and entertainment. They also promote communication and tolerance across cultures and have become destinations for both local communities and travelers. Within a changing media environment their role has been shifting, leading their overseers to pursue different ways to engage with their customers and build local--and sometimes even regional--support for their businesses. Do you read me? seeks out the most innovative and beautiful bookshops achieving this, sharing their concepts and celebrating book culture in all its glorious forms.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $120.00
    $120.00
  • Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity & Style
    Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity & Style
    ISBN: 9781529124279
    Title: Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity & Style
    Author: DREYER BENJAMIN


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    ''An utterly delightful book to read, Dreyer''s English will stand among the classics on how to use the English language properly.'' ELIZABETH STROUT


    ''A complete joy. For those who care about words - and for those who don''t - Dreyer''s English is the book we have all been waiting for. Wise, funny, no-nonsense, stylish and brilliantly practical. Ditch the beach books this year; take this instead.'' RACHEL JOYCE
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    An indispensable, New York Times-bestselling guide to the craft of writing from Random House''s long-time copy chief and one of Twitter''s leading language gurus.

    We all write, all the time: books, blogs, tweets, emails, emails, emails - and we all want to write better. Benjamin Dreyer is here to help.


    As Random House''s copy chief, Dreyer has upheld the standards of the legendary publisher for more than two decades. He is beloved by authors and editors alike - not to mention his followers on social media - for playfully, brilliantly deconstructing the English language. Dreyer''s English is the distillation of everything he has learned from copyediting thousands of books, the perfect guide not just for writers but for everyone who wants to put their best prose foot forward.


    Both authoritative and amusing, Dreyer''s English offers lessons on punctuation, from the underloved semicolon to the enigmatic en-dash; the rules and non-rules of grammar, including why it''s OK to begin a sentence with ''And'' or ''But'' and to confidently split an infinitive; and why it''s best to avoid the doldrums of the Wan Intensifiers and Throat Clearers, including ''very'', ''rather'', ''of course'', and the dreaded ''actually''.


    And yes: ''Only godless savages eschew the Oxford comma.''


    Stuffed with advice, insider wisdom, and fun facts, this book will prove to be invaluable to everyone who wants to shore up their writing skills, mandatory for people who spend their time editing and shaping other people''s prose, and - perhaps best of all - an utter treat for anyone who simply revels in language.
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    This book is written in British English.
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    ''A fascinating guide to grammatical "rights" and "wrongs" - practical and useful'' SUNDAY TIMES


    ''Benjamin Dreyer''s brilliant, pithy, incandescently intelligent book is to contemporary writing what Geoffrey Chaucer''s poetry was to medieval English: a gift that broadens and deepens the art and the science of literature by illustrating that convention should not stand in the way of creativity, so long as that creativity is expressed with clarity and with conviction.'' JON MEACHAM


    ''Meet the guardian of grammar who wants to help you be a better writer. Benjamin Dreyer sees language the way an epicure sees food. And he finds sloppiness everywhere he looks.'' THE NEW YORK TIMES


    ''A fascinating guide to grammatical ''rights'' and ''wrongs'' - practical and useful'' SEBASTIAN FAULKS, SUNDAY TIMES


    ''If learning about the pillars of punctuation and grammar doesn''t excite you, let Benjamin Dreyer change your mind ... he analyzes the English language without dipping into the drab technicalities, crafting a pleasing read for anyone who has an appreciation for the written word.'' TIME MAGAZINE, BEST 10 NON-FICTION BOOKS OF 2019


    ''Witty and piquant [...] full of jokes - and equally full of deliciously deprecating footnotes.'' JEWISH CHRONICLE


    ''Playful, smart, self-conscious, and personal . . . One encounters wisdom and good sense on nearly every page of Dreyer''s English.'' WALL STREET JOURNAL


    ''Destined to become a classic.'' THE MILLIONS


    ''A mind-blower--sure to jumpstart any writing project, just by exposing you, the writer, to Dreyer''s astonishing level of sentence-awareness.'' GEORGE SAUNDERS, author of Lincoln in the Bardo


    ''Pleasurable and instructive ... You can read Dreyer''s English right through with unalloyed enjoyment, and learn a lot from it: not only from its rulings but from its attitude ... Benjamin Dreyer is wise and bitterly experienced and fantastically good company. You should buy his book and read it.'' TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT


    ''Dreyer can help you . . . with tips on punctuation and spelling. . . . Even better: He''ll entertain you while he''s at it.'' NEWSDAY


    ''Boisterously well written ... I recommend it highly.'' INDEPENDENT


    ''It is Benjamin Dreyer''s intense love for the English language and his passion for the subject that make the experience of reading Dreyer''s English such a pleasure, almost regardless of the invaluable and practical purpose his book serves in such dark and confusing times for grammar and meaning.'' AYELET WALDMAN & MICHAEL CHABON


    ''An informative and entertaining handbook on how to write clearer English. It''s pithy, witty and a near perfect example of the kind of writing it advocates'' STING


    ''Dreyer promises to reveal "some of the fancy little tricks I''ve come across or devised that can make even skilled writing better", and does so with accuracy, style, and humour'' GUARDIAN


    ''This work is that rare writing handbook that writers might actually want to read straight through, rather than simply consult.'' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY



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    Price: $35.00
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  • Elements of Eloquence: How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase
    Elements of Eloquence: How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase
    ISBN: 9781785781728
    Title: Elements of Eloquence: How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase
    Author: FORSYTH MARK

    FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE SUNDAY TIMESNUMBER ONE BESTSELLERTHE ETYMOLOGICON&

    Mark Forsyth presents the secret of writing unforgettable phrases, uncovering the techniques that have made immortal such lines as ‘To be or not to be' and ‘Bond. James Bond.'&

    In his inimitably entertaining and witty style, he takes apart famous quotations and shows how you too can write like Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde or John Lennon.&

    Crammed with tricks to make the most humdrum sentiments seem poetic or wise, The Elements of Eloquencereveals how writers through the ages have turned humble words into literary gold – and how you can do the same.&

    ‘An informative but highly entertaining journey through the figures of rhetoric … Mark Forsyth wears his considerable knowledge lightly. He also writes beautifully.' David Marsh, Guardian


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Elements of Style: Illustrated
    Elements of Style: Illustrated
    ISBN: 9780143112723
    Title: Elements of Style: Illustrated
    Author: STRUNK WILLIAM

    The only style manual ever to appear on bestseller lists has explained to millions of readers the basic principles of plain English. The book’s mantra—make every word tell—is still on point. Whether seventeen or seventy, this much-loved classic, now in its fourth edition, will forever be the go-to guide when in need of a hint on how to make a turn of phrase clearer, or a reminder on how to enliven prose with the active voice. Kalman’s exquisite illustrations give the revered work a jolt of new energy, making the learning experience more colorful and clear. The Elements of Style Illustratedwill come to be known as the definitive, must-have edition.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Enchanted Hour The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction
    Enchanted Hour The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction
    ISBN: 9780349422961
    Title: Enchanted Hour The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction
    Author: GURDON MEGHAN COX


    "Parents and grandparents shouldn't miss The Enchanted Hour."
    -- James Patterson, international bestselling author


    A Wall Street Journal writer's conversation-changing look at how reading aloud makes adults and children smarter, happier, healthier, more successful and more closely attached, even as technology pulls in the other direction.

    A miraculous alchemy occurs when one person reads to another, transforming the simple stuff of a book, a voice, and a bit of time into complex and powerful fuel for the heart, brain, and imagination. Grounded in the latest neuroscience and behavioral research, and drawing widely from literature, The Enchanted Hour explains the dazzling cognitive and social-emotional benefits that await children, whatever their class, nationality or family background. But it's not just about bedtime stories for little kids: Reading aloud consoles, uplifts and invigorates at every age, deepening the intellectual lives and emotional well-being of teenagers and adults, too.


    Meghan Cox Gurdon argues that this ancient practice is a fast-working antidote to the fractured attention spans, atomized families and unfulfilling ephemera of the tech era, helping to replenish what our devices are leaching away. For everyone, reading aloud engages the mind in complex narratives; for children, it's an irreplaceable gift that builds vocabulary, fosters imagination, and kindles a lifelong appreciation of language, stories and pictures.


    Bringing together the latest scientific research, practical tips, and reading recommendations, The Enchanted Hour will both charm and galvanize, inspiring readers to share this invaluable, life-altering tradition with the people they love most.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction
    Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction
    ISBN: 9780349422954
    Title: Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction
    Author: GURDON MEGHAN COX


    'As soon as I began to read, I was filled with that kind of engrossed blossoming that happens somewhere inside of you when you start a really nourishing book.' - Pandora Sykes

    A conversation-changing look at the social, familial, neurological, and psychological benefits of reading aloud, especially for parents and children.


    A miraculous alchemy occurs when one person reads to another, transforming the simple stuff of a book, a voice, and a bit of time into complex and powerful fuel for the heart, brain, and imagination.


    Grounded in the latest neuroscience and behavioural research, and drawing widely from literature, The Enchanted Hour explains the dazzling cognitive and social-emotional benefits that await children who are read to, whatever their class, nationality or family background.


    Meghan Cox Gurdon argues that this ancient practice is a fast-working antidote to the fractured attention spans, atomized families and unfulfilling ephemera of the tech era, helping to replenish what our devices are leaching away. For everyone, reading aloud engages the mind in complex narratives; for children, it's an irreplaceable gift that builds vocabulary, fosters imagination, and kindles a lifelong appreciation of language, stories and pictures.


    Bringing together the latest scientific research, practical tips, and reading recommendations, The Enchanted Hour will both charm and galvanize, inspiring readers to share this invaluable, life-altering tradition with the people they love most.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Etymologicon: a Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language
    Etymologicon: a Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language
    ISBN: 9781785781704
    Title: Etymologicon: a Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language
    Author: FORSYTH MARK

    THE SUNDAY TIMESNUMBER ONE BESTSELLER

    ‘Witty and erudite ... stuffed with the kind of arcane information that nobody strictly needs to know, but which is a pleasure to learn nonetheless.' Nick Duerden, Independent

    ‘Particularly good ... Forsyth takes words and draws us into their, and our, murky history' William Leith, Evening Standard

    The Etymologiconis an occasionally ribald, frequently witty and unerringly erudite guided tour of the secret labyrinth that lurks beneath the English language.

    What is the actual connection between disgruntled and gruntled? What links church organs to organised crime, California to the Caliphate, or brackets to codpieces?

    Mark Forsyth's riotous celebration of the idiosyncratic and sometimes absurd connections between words isa classic of its kind: a mine of fascinating information and a must-read for word-lovers everywhere.

    ‘Highly recommended.' Spectator


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader
    Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader
    ISBN: 9780140283709
    Title: Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader
    Author: FADIMAN ANNE

    Anne Fadiman is the sort of person who learned about sex from her father's copy of Fanny Hill, and who once found herself poring over a 1974 Toyota Corolla manual because it was the only thing in her apartment that she had not read at least twice. EX LIBRIS wittily recounts a lifelong obsession with books. Writing with humour and erudition she moves easily from anecdotes about Coleridge and Orwell to tales of her own pathologically literary family. 'One of the most delightful volumes to have come across my desk in a long while...witty, enchanting and supremely well-written' -- Robert McCrum, Observer

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Exercise Book: Creative Writing Exercises from Victoria University's Institute of Modern Letters
    Exercise Book: Creative Writing Exercises from Victoria University's Institute of Modern Letters
    ISBN: 9780864736857
    Title: Exercise Book: Creative Writing Exercises from Victoria University's Institute of Modern Letters
    Author: MANHIRE BILL & PRICE CHRIS & WILKINS DAMIEN

    Exercise Book collects over fifty creative writing exercises used by Bill Manhire and his colleagues, not only at Victoria but throughout New Zealand and around the world. The celebrated writer/teachers who have contributed include Eleanor Catton, Curtis Sittenfeld, Emily Perkins, David Vann, Elizabeth and Sara Knox, Dora Malech and Kirsty Gunn. This book will be an indispensible resource for teachers and students, and excellent stimulation and entertainment for anyone wanting to give writing a go.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Fabulous Monsters: Count Dracula, Alice, Superman, & Other Literary Friends
    Fabulous Monsters: Count Dracula, Alice, Superman, & Other Literary Friends
    ISBN: 9780300247381
    Title: Fabulous Monsters: Count Dracula, Alice, Superman, & Other Literary Friends
    Author: MANGUEL ALBERTO

    An original look at how literary characters can transcend their books to guide our lives, by one of the world's most eminent bibliophiles

    Alberto Manguel, in a style both charming and erudite, examines how literary characters live with us from childhood on. Throughout the years, they change their identities and emerge from behind their stories to teach us about the complexities of love, loss, and the world itself. Manguel's favorite characters include Jim from Huckleberry Finn, Phoebe from The Catcher in the Rye, Job and Jonah from the Bible, Little Red Riding Hood and Captain Nemo, Hamlet's mother, and Dr. Frankenstein's maligned Monster. Sharing his unique powers as a reader, Manguel encourages us to establish our own literary relationships. An intimate preface and Manguel's own "doodles" complete this delightful and magical book.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $42.00
    $42.00
  • First You Write a Sentence: The Elements of Reading, Writing ... & Life
    First You Write a Sentence: The Elements of Reading, Writing ... & Life
    ISBN: 9780241978511
    Title: First You Write a Sentence: The Elements of Reading, Writing ... & Life
    Author: MORAN JOE

    'What a lovely thing this is: a book that delights in the sheer textural joy of good sentences ... Any writer should read it' Bee Wilson
    'Thoughtful, engaging, and lively ... when you've read it, you realise you've changed your attitude to writing (and reading)' John Simpson, formerly Chief Editor of the OED and author of The Word Detective


    The sentence is the common ground where every writer walks. A poet writes in sentences, but so does the unsung author who came up with Items trapped in doors cause delays. A good sentence can be written (and read) by anyone if we simply give it the gift of our time.


    Enter widely-acclaimed author Professor Joe Moran. First You Write a Sentence is his unpedantic and authoritative explanation of how the most ordinary words can be turned into verbal constellations of extraordinary grace. Using examples ranging from the Bible and Shakespeare to George Orwell and Maggie Nelson, and studies of what can best fire the reader's mind, he shows how we can all write in a way that is clear, compelling and alive. Good writing can even make ourselves known to others and live more meaningful lives.


    It's an elegant gem in praise of the English sentence.


    'Moran is a past master at producing fine, accessible non-fiction' Helen Davies, Sunday Times


    'Joe Moran has a genius for turning the prosaic poetic' Peter Hennessy



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Fucking Apostrophes
    Fucking Apostrophes
    ISBN: 9781785781414
    Title: Fucking Apostrophes
    Author: GRIFFIN SIMON

    A hilarious, furious and profoundly useful short guide to the most maddening punctuation in English

    Apostrophes are an f'ing pain. The rules about how to use them are complicated, and have evolved haphazardly.

    Originally written as advice by a copywriter for designers -- wont to insert and remove apostrophes at will, for visual effect -- this is a lighthearted pocket-sized guide to getting the f'ing things right.

    Simon Griffin lets off steam so that we don't have to, showing precisely why "Rihanna and Jennifer's photos were all over the Internet" is quite different to "Rihanna's and Jennifer's photos" or what words apostrophes are replacing in sentences such as "He'd like you to buy him some cocaine," or "They've got it all on camera."

    Elegantly produced, this is the perfect gift for any pedant, as well as an indispensable guide in all our moments of grammar-related frustration.

    WARNING: CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $19.00

    $19.00
  • Get Started in Self Publishing
    Get Started in Self Publishing
    ISBN: 9781444198034
    Title: Get Started in Self Publishing
    Author: MCCANN KEVIN & GREEN TOM

    "
    ?If you've ever wanted to publish your own book, either in print or online as an ebook, this book is the indispensable guide you need. It covers absolutely every aspect of self publishing, from the different platforms and formats such as Amazon kindle or Apple ibooks, to the practicalities of ebook technology. It takes a creative look at the self-publishing process, encouraging you to think out of the box, as well as giving you inspiration and advice for the writing process. You will recieve practical advice on manuscript preparation, editing, cover design and other production issues, along with successful strategies for marketing, distributing and selling your book - and writing another.


    Anybody can upload a file, but it takes skill to really publish a book. With `Try it now? exercises, key facts and case studies, this book is all you need to publish your book beautifully and prominantly.'

    "

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Golden Age of Murder
    Golden Age of Murder
    ISBN: 9780008105983
    Title: Golden Age of Murder
    Author: EDWARDS MARTIN

    A real-life detective story, investigating how Agatha Christie and colleagues in a mysterious literary club transformed crime fiction, writing books casting new light on unsolved murders whilst hiding clues to their authors darkest secrets.

    This is the first book about the Detection Club, the world s most famous and most mysterious social network of crime writers. Drawing on years of in-depth research, it reveals the astonishing story of how members such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers reinvented detective fiction.

    Detective stories from the so-called Golden Age between the wars are often dismissed as cosily conventional. Nothing could be further from the truth: some explore forensic pathology and shocking serial murders, others delve into police brutality and miscarriages of justice; occasionally the innocent are hanged, or murderers get away scot-free. Their authors faced up to the Slump and the rise of Hitler during years of economic misery and political upheaval, and wrote books agonising over guilt and innocence, good and evil, and explored whether killing a fellow human being was ever justified. Though the stories included no graphic sex scenes, sexual passions of all kinds seethed just beneath the surface.

    Attracting feminists, gay and lesbian writers, Socialists and Marxist sympathisers, the Detection Club authors were young, ambitious and at the cutting edge of popular culture some had sex lives as bizarre as their mystery plots. Fascinated by real life crimes, they cracked unsolved cases and threw down challenges to Scotland Yard, using their fiction to take revenge on people who hurt them, to conduct covert relationships, and even as an outlet for homicidal fantasy. Their books anticipated not only CSI, Jack Reacher and Gone Girl, but also Lord of the Flies. The Club occupies a unique place in Britain s cultural history, and its influence on storytelling in fiction, film and television throughout the world continues to this day.

    The Golden Age of Murder rewrites the story of crime fiction with unique authority, transforming our understanding of detective stories and the brilliant but tormented men and women who wrote them."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00

    $28.00
  • Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students
    Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students
    ISBN: 9781250217516
    Title: Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students
    Author: FOGARTY MIGNON & HAYA ERWIN

    From New York Times bestselling author and creator of the top ranked Grammar Girl podcast, Mignon Fogarty, comes her bestselling Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students.With 100,000 copies sold, this is a complete and comprehensive guide to all things grammar from Grammar Girl whose popular podcast, Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing, has been downloaded over eighty million times. For beginners to more advanced students, this guide covers it all: the parts of speech, sentences, and punctuation are all explained clearly and concisely in Grammar Girl's humorous and accessible style. Pop quizzes are scattered throughout to reinforce the explanations, as well as Grammar Girl's trademark Quick and Dirty Tips--easy and fun memory tricks to help with those challenging rules. Complete with a writing style guide chapter, this guide is sure to become the one-stop, essential book on every student's desk.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Hero: The Enduring Myth that Makes Us Human
    Hero: The Enduring Myth that Makes Us Human
    ISBN: 9780008355784
    Title: Hero: The Enduring Myth that Makes Us Human
    Author: CHILD LEE


    THE ENDURING MYTH THAT MAKES US HUMAN


    What makes a hero? Who better to answer that question than Lee Child...


    'It's Lee Child. Why would you not read it?' Karin Slaughter


    'I don't know another author so skilled at making me turn the page' The Times


    In his first work of nonfiction, the creator of the multimillion-selling Jack Reacher series explores the endurance of heroes from Achilles to Bond, showing us how this age-old myth is a fundamental part of what makes us human. He demonstrates how hero stories continue to shape our world - arguing that we need them now more than ever.


    From the Stone Age to the Greek Tragedies, from Shakespeare to Robin Hood, we have always had our heroes. The hero is at the centre of formative myths in every culture and persists to this day in world-conquering books, films and TV shows. But why do these characters continue to inspire us, and why are they so central to storytelling?


    Scalpel-sharp on the roots of storytelling and enlightening on the history and science of myth, The Hero is essential reading for anyone trying to write or understand fiction. Child teaches us how these stories still shape our minds and behaviour in an increasingly confusing modern world, and with his trademark concision and wit, demonstrates that however civilised we get, we'll always need heroes.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
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