For it is in the simple act of reading where the living and the dead, the real and the imagined, meet. It is in the simple act of reading where we exercise those two most sacred of human vocations: compassion and creativity. Fo... read more

Simple Act of Reading
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"Fishing Stories" nets an abundant catch of wonderful writing in a wide variety of genres and styles. The moods range from the rollicking humour of Rudyard Kipling's "On Dry-Cow Fishing as a Fine Art" and the rural gothic of Annie ... read more

Fishing Stories
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The author 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. This title recounts her lifelong obsession with books.

Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader
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The second revision in sixty years, this sublime collection ranges over the verse, stories, essays, and journalism of one of the twentieth centurys most quotable authors.

Portable Dorothy Parker (Deluxe Edition)
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A groundbreaking collection of work from some of the great Australian Aboriginal writers, the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Aboriginal Literature offers a rich panorama of over 200 years of Aboriginal cultu... read more

Macquarie PEN Anthology of Aboriginal Literature
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Author: Jason Cowley
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 Anthologies & Journals

Series:Granta: The Magazine of New Writing

Granta 101 features incisive reportage and investigative journalism alongside fiction and a photo essay from the Arctic by Gautier Deblonde. Andrew Hussey reports from the troubled Parisian suburbs; Tim Lott explores the brutal murder o... read more

Granta 101
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This is the third volume of the acclaimed "Paris Review Interviews", described by Gary Shteyngart as a 'colossal literary event'.Since "The Paris Review" was founded in 1953, it has given us invaluable conversations w... read more

The Paris Review Interviews: vol. 3
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Published in early May, just in time for summer reading, Granta 106 is a special issue devoted to fiction. Look out for the best short stories of the year, extracts from the most exciting autumn books and an exclusive i... read more

Granta 106 : New Fiction Special
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The fourth instalment of Granta's always compelling, prescient and star-making Best of Young British Novelists list.

Granta 123: Best of Young British Novelists 4
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"The Paris Review" is a groundbreaking publication bringing together fiction, poetry and prose from great writers all over the world. Its legendary interview series alone represents the single most important body of ... read more

Paris Review Issue 204 (Spring 2013)
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The loss of a parent is an experience that we all face without any training - relating to a parent through old age and illness; going through the actual death in different circumstances and whether we can help pare... read more

My Mother, My Father: On Losing a Parent
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This is the cultural and political history of the watershed decade of the 20th century, as told by the New Yorker. The 1940s were a decade of upheaval and innovation: they saw the Nuremberg Trials and Israel... read more

The New Yorker Book of the 40s: Story of a Decade
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Description: This issue of Granta is about the difference between the world as we see it and the world as it actually is, beyond our faulty memories and tired understanding. It's also about the borderlands of pol... read more

Granta 131: The map is not the territory
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Women of Letters have conquered the world with their passion for correspondence. Taking their literary salons on a global tour, they've collected an astounding and sweeping array of contributions from some of the world's br... read more

Airmail - Women of Letters
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Collected Essays contains nearly eighty essays, reviews and occasional pieces composed between novels, plays and travel books over four prolific decades. From Henry James and Somerset Maugham to Ho Chi Minh and Kim P... read more

Collected Essays of Graham Greene
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The Bedside Book of Beasts blends the best writing about lions, tigers, leopards, cheetahs, jaguars, hyenas, bears, wolves and other alpha predators and their prey with a wealth of extraordinary illustrati... read more

The Bedside Book of Beasts: A Wildlife Miscellany
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Author: John Freeman
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 Anthologies & Journals

Series:Granta: The Magazine of New Writing

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Granta 114 : Aliens : 114
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Edited by critically acclaimed, best-selling author Alice Sebold, the stories in this year's collection serve as a provacative literary "antenna for what is going on in the world" ("Chicago Tribune)." The collectio... read more

The Best American Short Stories 2009
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Edited by award-winning poet and essayist Mary Oliver, the latest edition of this "rich and thoughtful collection" ("Publishers Weekly") offers the finest essays "judiciously selected from countless publications" ("Chicago Tribune").

The Best American Essays 2009
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