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Shelley and His World (by Claire Tomalin)

Encore Editions (30 Nov, -0001)

"Shelley and His World" was universally acclaimed on publication as an ideal introduction to the poet's life and work. This much-requested reissue is guaranteed to delight Claire Tomalin's loyal readership. 'A vivid, amusing yet heartbreaking picture of Shelley emerges: poetry, politics, travel, friendships, love-affairs, scandals, mysteries, children, visions - all gracefully combined' - "London Review of ...

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The Dark Side of Christian History (by Helen Ellerbe)

Morningstar Books (30 Nov, -0001)

By denying evil we do harm. By denying darkness we obscure the light. Over a period of almost two millennia, the Christian Church has oppressed and brutalized millions of individuals in an attempt to control and contain spirituality. The Dark Side of Christian History reveals in painstaking detail the tragedies, sorrows and injustices inflicted upon humanity by the Church. This expose is a compelling and pa ...

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning: A Biography (Paladin Books) (by Margaret Forster)

Flamingo (26 Jul, 1993)

A biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning which draws a portrait of Victorian family life and gives an alternative view of the poet, suggesting a woman of strong and determined character.

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London Under London: A Subterranean Guide (by Richard Trench, Ellis Hillman)

John Murray Publishers Ltd (23 Sep, 1993)

A fascinating description of what was & is under modern day London from wire and tunnels to burials and archeological finds.

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Sharon Welch's Cross-stitch Cards: Over 80 Easy-to-make Designs (by Sharon Welch)

Hamlyn (28 Jul, 1994)

While commercially produced cards are often discarded, the joy of sending hand-made designs is that they carry a personal message which is often treasured for years to come. Sharon Welch's Cross Stitched Cards satisfies the growing demand for attractive cards by showing the reader how to produce a vast range of exclusive designs covering every season and occasion. All the cards are simple to make and can be ...

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A Brief History Of Time: From Big Bang To Black Holes (by Stephen Hawking)

Bantam (06 Apr, 1995)

Always in the clearest, most accessible terms Stephen Hawkin reviews the great theories of the cosmos from Galileo and Newton to Einstein and Poincare, and then moves on into deepest space for the greatest intellectual adventure of all. Could time run backwards? Will a “no boundary” universe replace the big bang theory? What happens in a universe with eleven dimensions? These are just some of the questi ...

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Daphne Du Maurier: A Daughter's Memoir (by Flavia Leng)

Mainstream Publishing (16 Apr, 1995)

In this memoir the author paints a portrait of her mother, Daphne du Maurier. She presents an account of an unusual and often lonely childhood spent in London and in Cornwall at her mother's beloved house, Menabilly. Family friends included Gertrude Lawrence and Noel Coward, and Nelson and Ellen Doubleday. However at the centre of this story is Daphne du Maurier herself. This book reveals a writer who had a ...

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The Silent Twins (by Marjorie Wallace)

Vintage (18 Apr, 1996)

When identical twins, June and Jennifer Gibbons were three they began to reject communication with anyone but each other, and so began a childhood bound together in a strange and secret world. As they grew up, love, hate and genius united to push them to the extreme margins of society and, following a five week spree of vandalism and arson, the silent twins were sentenced to a gruelling twelve-year detentio ...

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Anita and Me (by Meera Syal)

Flamingo (07 Apr, 1997)

It’s 1972. Meena is nine years old and lives in the village of Tollington, ‘the jewel of the Black Country’. She is the daughter of Indian parents who have come to England to give her a better life. As one of the few Punjabi inhabitants of her village, her daily struggle for independence is different from most. She wants fishfingers and chips, not chapati and dhal; she wants an English Christmas, not ...

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White Mischief (by James Fox)

Vintage (05 Feb, 1998)

Just before 3am on January 24th, 1941, when Britain was preoccupied with surviving the Blitz, the body of Josslyn Hay, Earl of Erroll, was discovered lying on the floor of his Buick, at a road intersection some miles outside Nairobi, with a bullet in his head. A leading figure in Kenya's colonial community, he had recently been appointed Military Secretary, but he was primarily a seducer of other men's wive ...

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Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage to the Antarctic (by Alfred Lansing)

Phoenix (04 May, 2000)

In the summer of 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton set off aboard the Endur ance bound for the South Atlantic. The goal of his expedition was to cross t he Antarctic overland, but more than a year later, and still half a continent aw ay from the intended base, the Endurance was trapped in ice and eventuall y was crushed. For five months Shackleton and his crew survived on drifting ice packs in one of the most sav ...

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Colours Of The Mountain (by Da Chen)

Arrow (03 Aug, 2000)

A book about friendships, prejudice, familial love and academic striving, and of one man's escape from hunger, poverty and ignorance, Colours of the Mountain is an inspiring and eloquently recounted memoir of growing up a pariah in rural China.

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