• Brief Notes on the Art and Manner of Arranging Ones Books
    Brief Notes on the Art and Manner of Arranging Ones Books
    One of the most singular and extravagant imaginations of the twentieth century, the novelist and essayist Georges Perec was a true original who delighted in wordplay, puzzles, taxonomies and seeing the extraordinary in the everyday. In these virtuoso writings about books and language, he discusses different ways of reading, a list of the things he really must do before he dies and the power of words to overcome the chaos of the world.GREAT IDEAS. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.

    ISBN: 9780241475218
    Publication date: 24/09/2020
    Price: $12.99
    Author: Perec, Georges
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $12.99
  • Bring Your Own Book Game
    Bring Your Own Book Game
    Attention all bookworms and devotees of phraseology: you will love this game! Using prompts from a deck of cards and your own books you will race to find the best answer the questions provided. Lots of fun and creativity await you and your "book club!"

    ISBN: 759751001094
    Price: $49.99
    Author: GW109
    Format: Not Applicable
    Price: $49.99
  • Burning the Books A History of Knowledge Under Attack
    Burning the Books A History of Knowledge Under Attack
    Opening with the notorious bonfires of 'un-German' and Jewish literature in 1933 that offered such a clear signal of Nazi intentions, BURNING THE BOOKS takes us on a 3000-year journey through the destruction of knowledge and the fight against all the odds to preserve it.

    Richard Ovenden, director of the world-famous Bodleian Library, explains how attacks on libraries and archives have been a feature of history since ancient times but have increased in frequency and intensity during the modern era. Libraries are far more than stores of literature, through preserving the legal documents such as Magna Carta and records of citizenship, they also support the rule of law and the rights of citizens. Today, the knowledge they hold on behalf of society is under attack as never before. In this fascinating book, he explores everything from what really happened to the Great Library of Alexandria to the Windrush papers, from Donald Trump's deleting embarrassing tweets to John Murray's burning of Byron's memoirs in the name of censorship.

    At once a powerful history of civilisation and a manifesto for the vital importance of physical libraries in our increasingly digital age, BURNING THE BOOKS is also a very human story animated by an unlikely cast of adventurers, self-taught archaeologists, poets, freedom-fighters -- and, of course, librarians and the heroic lengths they will go to preserve and rescue knowledge, ensuring that civilisation survives. From the rediscovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in the desert, hidden from the Romans and lost for almost 2000 years to the medieval manuscript that inspired William Morris, the knowledge of the past still has so many valuable lessons to teach us and we ignore it at our peril.

    ISBN: 9781529378764
    Publication date: 03/09/2020
    Price: $37.99
    Author: Ovenden, Richard
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $37.99
  • Charles Dickens The Man The Novels The Victorian Age
    Charles Dickens The Man The Novels The Victorian Age
    Charles Dickens is the definitive illustrated guide to the man and his works with images of documents from Dickens' personal archive written by one of descendants. It follows Dickens from early childhood, including his time spent as a child labourer, and looks at how he became the greatest celebrity of his age - and how he still remains recognised as one of England's greatest names, even in the 21st century.

    It takes an intimate look at what he was like as a husband, a father, a friend and an employer; his longing to be an actor; his travels across North America; his year spent living in Italy; and his great love of France.

    Alongside Dickens himself, readers will meet his fascinating family and his astonishing circle of friends - and will discover when and how life and real-life personalities were imitated in Dickens's art. The cast of characters in Charles Dickens embraces an incredible array of famous, and occasionally infamous, Victorians.

    ISBN: 9780233006055
    Publication date: 05/09/2019
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Hawksley, Lucinda Dickens
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $45.00
  • Child Star
    Child Star
    Child star Owen Eugene had it all: a hit sitcom on prime time, a Saturday morning cartoon, and a memoir on the bestseller list. The secret to his success was his talent for improvisation . . . and his small size. But Hollywood ate him alive. On screen he made the whole world laugh, even as his life fell apart behind the scenes.

    Inspired by real-life child stars, Box Brown created Owen Eugene, a composite character whose tragic life is an amalgam of 1980s pop culture. In this fictional documentary-style graphic novel, we see how growing up in the spotlight robs young actors of a true childhood.

    ISBN: 9781250154071
    Publication date: 30/06/2020
    Price: $37.99
    Author: Brown, Brian "Box"
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.99
  • Complete Creative Writing Course:
    Complete Creative Writing Course:

    The only comprehensive Creative Writing title on the market that goes beyond introducing the basic genres to offering a complete journey along the writing path, including material on editing, redrafting and polishing a piece of work. Featuring the unique Workshop exercises to encourage readers to hone their work rather than just progressing through a number of exercises.

    Takes the reader from complete beginner or committed amateur to the point you've completed, edited and redrafted your work and are ready for publication.


    The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.

    ISBN: 9781529352467
    Publication date: 11/02/2020
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Sykes, Chris
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Confessions of a Bookseller
    Confessions of a Bookseller
    '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.

    ISBN: 9781788162302
    Publication date: 01/10/2019
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Bythell, Shaun
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $32.99
  • Consider This
    Consider This
    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.

    ISBN: 9781472155511
    Publication date: 09/01/2020
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Palahniuk, Chuck
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $39.99
  • Constellations Reflections From Life
    Constellations Reflections From Life
    'I have come to think of all the metal in my body as artificial stars, glistening beneath the skin, a constellation of old and new metal. A map, a tracing of connections and a guide to looking at things from different angles.'

    How do you tell the story of life that is no one thing? How do you tell the story of a life in a body, as it goes through sickness, health, motherhood? And how do you tell that story when you are not just a woman but a woman in Ireland? In this powerful and daring memoir in essays Sinead Gleeson does that very thing. In doing so she delves into a range of subjects: art, illness, ghosts, grief and our very ways of seeing. In writing that is in tradition of some of our finest writers such as Olivia Laing, Maggie O'Farrell, Robert Macfarlane, Rebecca Solnit and Maggie Nelson, and yet still in her own spirited, warm voice, Sinead takes on journey that is both personal and yet universal in its resonance.

    ISBN: 9781509892778
    Publication date: 31/03/2020
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Gleeson, Sinead
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Creative Writing Coursebook
    Creative Writing Coursebook
    The success and popularity of creative writing courses at universities across the country belies the myth that writing can't be taught.

    The Creative Writing Coursebook, edited by Julia Bell and Paul Magrs, takes aspiring writers through three stages of essential practice: 'Gathering' - getting started, learning how to keep notes, making observations and using memory; 'Shaping' - looking at structure, point of view, character and setting; and 'Finishing' - being your own critic, joining workshops and finding publishers.

    Fully updated and including a foreword by Marina Warner and contributions from forty-five authors such as Kit de Waal and Amy Liptrot, this is the perfect book for people who are just starting to write as well as for those who want some help honing work already completed. Filled with a wealth of exercises and activities, it will inspire budding writers to develop and hone their skills. Whether writing for publication, in a group or just for pleasure this comprehensive guide is for anyone who is ready to put pen to paper.

    ISBN: 9781509868278
    Publication date: 22/08/2019
    Price: $47.99
    Author: Bell, Julia
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $47.99
  • Creative Writing Journal
    Creative Writing Journal
    It is said that everyone has a book inside them, but setting pen to paper (or fingers to a computer keyboard!) can seem quite daunting. The Creative Writing Journal contains everything you need to get the creative juices flowing.

    Inside you will find:
    * More than 25 exercises to spark ideas and explore your writing style
    * Tips on how to construct your work, and how to establish style and tone
    * How to do research and explore the world around you for ideas
    * Information on the basic rules of writing that need to be observed

    With space to complete the exercises and lots of handy tips from renowned writers to inspire your thoughts, you'll be writing away in no time!

    ISBN: 9781789500127
    Publication date: 15/07/2019
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Flanders, Julian
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Creativity: A Short and Cheerful Guide
    Creativity: A Short and Cheerful Guide
    Creativity is usually regarded as a mysterious, rare gift that only a few possess. John Cleese begs to differ, and in this short, immensely practical and often very amusing guide he shows it's a skill that anyone can acquire. Drawing on his lifelong experience as a writer, he shares his insights into the nature of the creative process, and offers advice on how to get your own inventive juices flowing. What do you need to do to get yourself in the right frame of mind? When do you know that you've come up with something that might be worth pursuing? What do you do if you think you've hit a brick wall?

    Not only does he explain the way your mind works as you search for inspiration, he also shows that, regardless of the task you've set yourself, you can learn to be better at coming up with a promising idea, refining it and knowing when you're ready to act on it.

    We can all be more creative. John Cleese shows us how

    ISBN: 9781786332257
    Publication date: 01/09/2020
    Price: $24.00
    Author: Cleese, John
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $24.00
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